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The


106th Year, No. 27
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


T' -. ;lursday, j.une" ';- ...
:*Thursday, Juned | : 4


SPLISH-SPLASH


Thank Alberto:


He Reminded Us


All To Be Ready

Make Hurricane Preparations Now!


COURTESY PHOTO
This firefighter seems to be taking a bath as he plunges his bucket into the water then turns and runs as part of the Bucket Brigade
competition at the recent Firematics contest in Kissimmee. Though this was the first time Hardee County Fire-Rescue participat-
ed in the annual event, it took home high honors in the tests of skill and speed and daring.'For more photos, se 1C .......""


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A blessing! A practice! Ho
Hum!
Two days of rain and temporary
relief from drought seemed the
biggest results in the -wake of
*Tropical Storm Alberto early this
week.
As it passes up the eastern
:seaboard, Hardee residents resume
:normal activities.
And, that worries Rich Shepard,
county Emergency Management
.director. "I can't emphasize it
enough. This was a wake-up call, a
shot across the bow. The hurricane
season is here. Let's not have hurri-
cane amnesia," said Shepard, not-
ing that people not directly affected
by the 2004 hurricane devastation
here seem to have already forgotten
it.
"For the next decade we are in a
time of increased hurricane activity.
The key is to stay prepared.
Citizens need to work on their hur-
ricane plans," said Shepard.
Huiricane officials have.predict-


ed another active season, with at
least 16 named storms and six of
them major hurricanes. Last year's
destruction along the Gulf coast
reminds residents of the potential
when a hurricane threatens.
Shepard said he is willing to
meet anywhere with any group of
folks wanting to talk about hurri-
cane preparedness. People can get
the 27-page All Hazards Guide at
many area offices and businesses.
For more information, call the
Emergency Operations Center at
773-6373..
"I wish everyone had a battery-
operated AM-FM- and/or NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospher-
ic Administration) radio. They can
get a two-in-one with both features.
It's a key part of preparedness,"
said Shepard.
Tropical Storm Alberto show-
ered Hardee and other central
Florida counties. Shepard said
Wednesday morning that there had
been no power outages, road clo-
sures or major flooding. "We had-
See ALBERTO 2A


ZS


Council Gets New Member There's Still Time For New Candidates


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long-time veteran of town gov-
ernment became the newest mem-
ber of the Zolfo Springs Town
Council on Monday night.
Lois Dandridge was appointed-.
by the council to fill the vacancy,
created by the May 31 resignation
,of Roberta Meyer.
She was one of two nominees for
the job. Mary Jane Cimmino, who
once ran against Meyer but lost in a
runoff, was also put in the running
for the slot.
Council members Maggie
Belcher and Minnie McKenzie
voted for Dandridge, while George
Neel voted for Cimmino. Council
.Chairman Roger Green was absent.
SFollowing the vote, Dandridge
IWas sworn into office immediately
d took her seat at the council
able, bringing the total number of
;councilors present for the regular
Snonthly meeting up to four.
j As Meyer had been vice chair of
he council, a vote was also taken to
pame a new vice chair. Belcher
won that honor.
; Dandridge, 76, comes to the
council with a wealth of history and
experience.
She and her husband, Richard,
live in the same house on Palmetto
S Street that they moved into 53
:years ago.
I She has a background and a
SSowledge unrivaled on the coun-
< Cil.
I ; Dandridge served as town clerk
for five years in the 1950s. She was

mammaWB


a member of the Town Council for
10 years. And she also served as
mayor for a total of seven years.
"It was a surprise to be nominat-
ed," Dandridge said on Tuesday. "I
had told them I'd be willing to
serve, but I also knew someone else
was going to be nominated. It's a
different time, with different peo-
ple. I just didn't know what they


would do."
They ended up choosing
Dandridge.
"I'm excited," she said. "I think
this is a good time to be on the
council. The town has a long way
to go, things that need taking care
of. It's an important time, and it's.
good to be a part of it.
"I'm ready for it!" she concluded.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The last week has added another
possible candidate to the 2006 elec-
tions race.
Candidates for the six local
offices up for grabs have until
Monday noon to submit petitions to
qualify for the slot they seek. A
potential candidate qualifying by
the petition method needs a mini-
mum of 124 signatures of regis-
tered voters. Within 10 days of
qualifying a candidate has to
appoint a campaign treasurer and
open a campaign account.
The official qualifying period is
noon July 17 to noon July 21. But
those waiting until then to declare


COAXING COACH


their candidacy have to pay quali-
fying fees which vary from
$1,739.04 for county commissioner
to $940.44 for School Board.
Commissioners are paid $28,984
annually while School Board mem,
bers are paid $23,511.
As of Tuesday morning, four of
the six local officials up for reelec-
tion will face opposition. All four
are current School Board members.
Neither of the two Hardee County
Commission incumbents have any
opposition so far.
Although. elections are county-
wide, candidates must reside in the
district they intend to represent.
One open commission slot is that
of Commission Chairman Clifton


N. "Nick" Timmerman in District
2, all the territory of north and west
Wauchula all the way to SR 62 and
west to the Manatee County line.
The second available commis-
sion slot is that of Commission
Vice-Chairman Bobby Ray Smith
in District 4, which includes the
area east of U.S. 17 and south of SR
64.
The four School Board slots
which have competition, are in dis-
tricts I, III, IV and V.
The District III slot will be a two-
year rather than four-year term
because incumbent Gina Neuhofer
was appointed last year by Gov. Jeb
Bush to fill the position vacated by
See ELECTION 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Zolfo Springs attorney Gerald Buhr administered the oath of
office to Lois Dandridge on Monday night. She was appointed to
the Town Council seat vacated May 31 by Roberta Meyer.




Dispose Of Haz-Waste



For Free On Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
" On summer vacation and don't
know what to do with yourself?
Take a few minutes, or hours, to
clean out the garage, closets, shed
or anywhere else you may have
collected some household haz-
ardous waste. which can safely be
disposed off for free on Saturday
morning.
The quarterly Household Haz-
ardous Waste Day is from 8 a.m.
until noon at the Hardee County
Sanitary Landfill, located at 685
Airport Road, which is about three
miles east of Wauchula and north'


off East Main Street. Each house-
hold can dispose of up to 60
' pounds.
Protect your garbage collector,
.your children and the environment
by taking any of the following,
items to the landfill on Saturday
when EQ of Florida and county
staff will be there specifically to
take your household hazardous
waste.
Collect such things as garden and
household pesticides, especially
those in aerosol cans, which could
explode in the garbage and injure
_someone. Any other aerosol cans,,
See DISPOSE 2A


'


PHOTO BY KIMBkRLY PATARINI
That isn't pool water streaming down the face of this little guy on Monday as swimming Instruc-
tor Carl Coleman tries to persuade him to enter the scary depths of the kiddie pool at the
Community Recreation Complex In Wauchula. Lessons are currently under way, and children 18
months to 16 years can learn to swim and stay safe in the water for $45 per session. Upcoming
sessions are June 19-30 from 10 to 11 a.m. and July 3-14 from 11 to noon.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 15, 2006


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Curtis and Lisa Frazier of Lakeland recently opened Smile'n Jacks'
BBQ at 705 South Hwy. 17 in Wauchula.
They are the founders of Happy Jack's BBQ in Lakeland that was once
rated the No. 5 barbecue restaurant in the U.S. by Ray Lampe, also known
as Dr. BBQ.
There is eat-in and. delivery. There are four inside rooms, each with a
different theme, that will seat a total of 30 people, plus there are tables out-
side that can seat 20.
The restaurant features unique southern barbecue plus steaks and burg-
ers. Curtis, who also goes by the name of Jack, said he and his wife have
six years experience in the barbecue business. They are leasing a building
owned by Roy Brown of Wauchula.

Florida's population is growing fairly fast. Hardee's population is
growing but at a smaller rate, according to the April 2006 Florida Trend
magazine.
Florida Trend says 1,890 people are moving to Florida every day, 945
people are moving out of Florida e ery day, births in Florida ~re ex ieding;
deaths every day by 115. resulting in a net daily Florida popilauonrrowth
of 1,060:.' .. ..
Florida's population ias grown about 3 million people per decade for
the last 30 years and is expected to grow by 3.6 million this decade, reports
Stanley Smith, director of the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic
and Business Research.
Immigrants from abroad comprise 26 percent of Florida's newcomers,
says Florida Trend. The leading countries sending Fldrida new citizens are
Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Columbia and Jamaica. The U.S. territory of Puerto
Rico also provides a lot of immigrants to Florida.
Florida Trend estimates the number of births and deaths in Florida will
be equal in 25 years, or perhaps deaths exceeding births by then.
By 2030 about 25 percent of Florida's population will be Hispanic,
compared with 17 percent today. One in four Floridians will be over age 65,
says the magazine.'
The main reasons people under 55 are moving to Florida are work,
33.1 percent; family, 20.1 percent; climate, 17.4 percent; college/military,
8.6 percent; and other, 20.9 percent.
The top eight states contributing new Florida residents are New York,
Georgia, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and
Texas. The top eight states for which people leave Florida are Georgia, New
York, North Carolina, Texas, California, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Florida is expected to have 25.5 million people by 2030 at current
trends.
Nearby counties that are expected to grow by 10 percent or more
between 2006 and 2010 are Manatee, Charlotte, Collier, Osceola and
Okeechobee. Counties growing by 7 to 9 percent are Sarasota, DeSoto,
Highlands, Lee and Hendry.
Hardee is expected to grow 4 to 6 percent during the next five years,
the same as Polk, Hillsborough, Pineallas, Pasco and Glades.
Florida Trend reports Hardee has a population of 28,845 and during the
past five years has grown at an annual rate of 1.13 percent. DeSoto has a
population of'35,607 and has grown at a 1.98 percent rate annually during
that time.
Hardee has 12,479 jobs, with 37 percent in farming, 22 percent in ser-
vices, and 16 percent in government.
Population by age in Hardee, says Florida Trend, is 0-14, 23.5 percent;
15-19, 7.3 percent; 20-39, 29.1 percent; 40-64, 27.1 percent; and 65-plus,
13.0 percent. Per capital income in Hardee is $20,115, which comes from
labor, 64.7 percent; property, 18.3 percent; and transfer, 17.0 percent.
Wal-Mart last year completed its 800,000-square-foot distribution
facility south of Arcadia, creating 450 jobs, said the magazine.
Coco-Cola is spending $34 million to expand its Simply Orange juice
plant in Auburndale, says Florida Trend. '


The family is one of nature's masterpieces.


-George Santayana


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SYNTHIk KRAHL- '
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
His jacket says it all; "Champion" is a regular occurence for
Daniel Lozeno who hopes to be in the 2008 Olympics.

Lozano Gets Regional Gold


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
He was a part of the winning
team.
Daniel Lozano of Bowling Green
was among the Team Fldrida box-
ers which ruled the Junior Olympic
regional championships last week-
end in Orlando.
In his final appearance in the
junior division, Lozano won a tech-
nical knockout on a stoppage in the
second round of his championship
bout against Jamie Bernell of
Georgia, a 16-year-old in the 106-
pound class. Lozano, also 16, will
automatically move up to the open
division for amateur boxers ages 17
and up to 34.
He controlled the first round and
knocked down Bernell in the sec-
ond round. The opponent got up at
a seven-count and was allowed to
continue. But when another Lozano
shot wobbled him the referee
stopped the fight. "'He wa a good
fighter, had at least 50 bouts. I also
fought his older brother once and


ALBEI
Continued


several confirmed reports of funnel
clouds but no tornadoes touched
the ground. We kept it monitored.
Basically, we came out really, real-
ly good," he said.
At the University of Florida
Range Cattle Station outside Ona,
rainfall was reported at three inches
for the three-day period, Sunday
through Tuesday. Its gauges
showed just under a half inch on
Sunday, 1.78 inches on Monday
and .75 on Tuesday. Other conver-
sational reports around the county
indicated as much as five inches in
some places.
Shepard warned residentsfhat "it
was so dry to begin with that there
won't be much long-lasting benefit.
Until we're in our summertime
shower pattern, the rain benefit is
only short-term. A front moving


S* rei


beat him," ,said Lozano, whose
amateur record moved to 56-8.
Lozano and his Team Florida
teammates took the team title over
boxers from Georgia, South
Carolina, North Carolina and Gulf
Coast, another Florida-based team
of boxers from the southern half of
the state, from Miami to Fort
Myers-Naples.
The Hardee High junior, son of
Daniel and Sylvia Lozano of
Bowling Green, will now train for
the June 26-27 Junior Olympic
nationals in Marquette, Mich. A
win there could put him on a plane
to Turkey as a member of the U.S.
team in the world tournament in
late July or early August.
That opportunity could spur his:
request in September to be able to
move up to the open division in
PAL (Police Athletic League)
events even before his 17th birth-
day iii Novemei` r, IHe- Ihpe:.to
move up and begin preparation to
represent the U.S. in the 2008
Olympics.




RTO
From 1A
,through is supposed to move us
back into dry days. People still
need to be careful in burning trash."
According to Hardee County
Fire-Rescue reports, there were 12
brush fires and four structure fires
in the last week. Care is still need-
ed in not starting fires unless
absolutely necessary.and in staying
with them until they are completely
extinguished.
So, who will be the next visitor
to stop by Hardee County, however
briefly. Will it be Beryl or Chris or
Debby, maybe even Tony, Valerie
or William. It's a long time until the
Nov. 30 end of the 2006 hurricane
season. "Develop the culture of
preparedness, the state watchword
this year. Don't get complacent,"
concluded Shepard.


I'l'tl


tLtLL IUN
Continued From 1A-


Tracy Baxter when her family
moved out of the county. That
appointment only lasts until the
upcoming election. Whoever wins
the position will hold it until 2008
when it will return to its usual four-
year cycle.
District III is west of U.S. 17 and
south Wauchula and extends west
to the Manatee County line.
Neuhofer faces opposition from
Teresa M. Crawford.
In District IV, the same area as
commission District 4, incumbent
Janice M. "Jan" Platt now faces
opposition from Glenn Bergens
who completed petition qualifying
late last week.
In District I, north.of SR 62 and
west of U.S. 17, there are already
three candidates, incumbent Joe H.
Jones and newcomers Paul G.


Samuels and Don Herndon.
In District V, east of U.S. 17 and
north of SR 64 all the *vay to the
Polk County line, incumbent G.
Wendell Cotton has opposition
from Brian D. Pohl.
School Board District IF's Tanya
Royal will remain in office until the
2008 election as will District 1
Commissioner Minor Bryant, Dis-
trict 3 Commissioner Gordon
Norris and District 5's Commis-
sioner Dale Johnson.
There is still time for other can-
didates to gather petitions and sub-
mit them to the elections office by
the deadline Monday at noon. The
early petition deadline allows
Supervisor of Elections Jeff Ussery
and his staff to validate all signa-
tures before the July official quali-
fying period.


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Continued
florescent light bulbs and house-
hold chemicals and cleaners can be
safely taken care of at the center at
the landfill.
Other risky rubbage is old paint,
especially lead-based, used oil and
old petroleum products and
antifreeze, and pool and photo-
graphic chemicals.
Cell phones, newspapers, alu-
minum cans and other recyclables
can also be brought in.
There are some materials which
,are not acceptable for hazardous
waste days. These include explo-
sives, pyrotechnics (fireworks),
-radioactive and infectious waste,
gas cylinders, flares and ammuni-
tion. For information on how to
safely dispose of them, call the
landfill at 773-5089.
Businesses that generate more


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Lions Club Has

'Support Our Troops' Campaign
Dear Editor,
To Residents and Business Owners..:
The Wauchula Lions Club has organized a campaign to show members
of our community and beyond that a great many residents and local busi-
nesses support our troops here and abroad. There will be two opportunities
for you to show your support.
From now until July 4 we will be seeking donations from residents and
businesses to help purchase prepaid calling cards for our troops currently
serving overseas. The Wauchula Kiwanis Club has also committed to match
up to $2,500 to show their support.
We will also be having a "Best Decorated/Most Patriotic" contest.
Show your support by decorating your home and/or business. .
Any person or business making donations for the prepaid phone cards
and the winner of the "Best Decorated/Most Patriotic": contest will,,be
included in a full-page ad in the Herald-Advocate at the end of the cam-
paign.
Due to the government's security policy, we have been advised not to
identify any soldiers as we had intended by listing them in an upcoming kt-
ter.
Sincer|y,
Wauchula Lions Cb
Support our Troops" Commiee
Doug Knight, Kathleen Roehm, Pattie Detwiler

Support our Troops Campaign
Name
Address
City Phone (optional)
Mail Contributions to: -i
Wauchula Lions Club
c/o PO BOX 248 )
Wauchula, FL 33873
: .. : ... B, ,L y -- $5,0p ati,i ,.p.:
White Level -$250-$499 -:
Red Level $20-$249
I want my business/residence considered for the "Best Decorated/Most Patriotic" Contest a

Sp3T



SChildren Admit To



Several ZS Break-Ins


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two teenage boys caught fleeing
the scene of a restaurant break-in
S'early Sunday led police on a chase
and, ultimately, to their two even
younger accomplices;
Their arrests have solved two
restaurant burglaries, three residen-
tial ones and are expected to close
three or four more such cases, Lt.
Chris Baty, administrator of the
Zolfo Springs Police iDepartment,
said.
The suspects are ages 7, 11, 14
and 15.
Baty said it began at 2 in the
morning on Sunday, when Ofc.
Ricky Selph received a call of a
burglary in progress at Rooster's
restaurant on SR 66 at Schoolhouse
Road.
SThe call advised that two boys
:were seen coming out of the east-
side window carrying something.
They reportedly took off on a yel-
low moped, the officer was told.
.. Selph spotted the moped,on his .
w ay t the call, also noti'ing'a cash'
register on the floorboard of the
moped, Baty alleged. The boys
"took off" when they saw Selph's
patrol car, he added.
Selph gave chase and stopped the
.boys. When he did,' however, the
passenger jumped off the moped
and fled on foot. After Selph
ordered him to stop and began
handcuffing him, the driver then
tried to run off.
SThis time Selph ordered the dri-
ver to stop, Baty said, and he even-
tually did.
Joseph William Allmon, 15, of
2218 Ridgewood Dr.,' Winter.
Haven, and Chris Lee Minton, 14,
of 807 SR 64 W., Zolfo Springs,
were each charged with the felony
crimes of burglary and grand theft
and the misdemeanor of resisting
arrest without force.


Later Sunday, at about 10:30.
a.m., Selph was called to the,
Pioneer Restaurant on SR 64 and
U.S. 17. There, a front window hid
been broken out and a cash register
stolen.
Baty said that on Monday, the
two suspects from the Roosteq's
theft came to the police station for
an interview. "We got to chit-chat-
ting with them, having a little heart-
to-heart" Baty said. The discussion
allegedly revealed two boys were
responsible for the Rooster's break-
in, while four participated in the
one at the Pioneer.
Further, the lieutenant alleged,
the boys admitted to stealing fish-
ing gear from outside a recreational
vehicle in Pioneer-Park and to bur-
glarizing homes on Suwannee and
Vermillion streets. They also told
police about three or four more res-
idential break-ins, Baty said.
Baty said the smallest boy told
police the group had been breaking
into places for the past year. "It was
just something to do," Baty said the
boys described. ; g :
Eleven-year-old James Ray
Minton and the 7-year-old were
also jailed, charged with burglar
and grand theft.
More charges are expected, Baty
said.
Baty said the boys were booked
into the Hardee County Jail and
then transferred to the custody of
the state Department of Juvenile *
Justice. They have since been
released to the custody of their pat-
ents as they await court dates.
State Statutes allow for and the.
public seeks the publication of
names of juveniles charged with
felony crimes. It is the policy of
this newspaper, however, to with-
hold the names of children under
10 who are charged with felonies
that are not of a serious nature
involving violence.


U- ~ -- --.---T


i BesA Good Sport DINE IS NOON ON ON
SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY


O0SE .
SFrom 1A
than 220 pounds of hazardous
waste per month may bring thefr
waste for proper disposal, too. Fee
will be charged according to cui-
rent contract prices.
Businesses that generate more
than 220 pounds but less that 2,209
pounds of hazardous waste per
month are not permitted to bring
their waste to ,the household
cleanup site. These business should
call to arrange pickup at their placp
of business at current contract
prices.
So, collect those used cans of
hairspray or deodorant, bug spray
or powder, wood stain or pairt
cans, filters and transmission fluid,
and whatever else you find, and
take them out to the landfill. Fqr
more information, call 773-5089."


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Housing Plan Draws Questions What Roads Get Fixed?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
SA request to rezone 74 acres west
of Wauchula for more than 150
homes raised more questions than it
answered.
When the Wauchula City Com-
mission considered first reading of
three ordinances to annex, rezone
and change the land use plan for
three parcels during Monday
evening's meeting, it sparked near-
ly an hour's discussion.
b The three contiguous parcels
'stretch from Louisiana Avenue
;across from the Kiella Road inter-
section all the way to West Main
.Street west of Altman Road.
Procorp Southeast LLC plans to
eventually sell lots within the par-


cel to builders and/or homeowners.
Company representatives Steven
Southwell and Greg Mackin talked
with the commission about a devel-
opers' agreement which would be
presented before second reading of
the ordinances next month.
Called Wauchula Place, the
three-parcel development would
each have high swales and reten-
tion ponds to restrict drainage onto
other properties. The approximate-
ly 155 homes would have "a rural
motif with some flexibility in roof
lines and designs." There would be
deed restrictions for a certain level
of build-out compatible with the
neighborhood. There would be
interior roads, sidewalks, sewer and
water and other requirements that


SFCC Holds Meetings

On Bachelor Degrees


There will be two separate meet-
ings next week for students who
would like to earn a bachelor's
degree at South Florida Community
College through its 2+2 programs.
Prospective students seeking a
bachelor of science in organization-
al management or in nursing should
plan to attend one of the informa-
tional meetings.
The bachelor's in nursing session
will be held on Tuesday at the
SFCC University Center on the
Highlands Campus. The campus is
located at 600 W. College Dr., Avon
Park. The meeting will run from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The bachelor's in organizational
management meeting will be held








Reunion of '56
Approaching
The Class of '56 is having a
50-year class reunion on Sept.
29 and 30. Reunion headquar-
ters will be at the Best Western
Heritage Inn and Suites
between Wauchula and Bowling
Green, 2727 U.S. Highway 17
N. Many events are planned,
with the Elks Club being the
Reunion Banquet locatiorl on
Saturday, 30.
Interested class members
should contact June Carlton
,.lum at 863-299-3567 or Alice
Avard Grimes at 863-425-3981.
Current class members' ad-
dresses and E-mail addresses
are needed. If you know some-
one from the Class of '56 please
have .them contact one of the
above. Class members must
RSVP by July 15.


SWellness Seminar
SComing Soon
c There will be a Wellness
:Seminar on "Food and Kitchen
Safety" presented by YMCA
'dietitian, Lydia West, RDLDN,
on Friday.
:'T The seminar will be held at the
Florida Hospital Wauchula
:upstairs in the Activities Room
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Call 767-8342 for more informa-
"tion.
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iThe Bowling Green City
.Commission Meeting has
rescheduled its meeting tha
.was originally to take place or
June 13.
The meeting was rescheduled
Ior June 20 at 7 p.m. because o
:a lack of quorum at the June 13
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on the Hardee Campus next
Thursday, June 22. The campus is
located at 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling
Green. The session is from 3:30 to 6
p.m.
Attendees will have an opportu-
nity to learn about admission proce-
dures and financial aid and to meet
with an advisor. Participants are
encouraged to bring copies of their
transcripts.
The organizational management
program is offered through SFCC's
2+2 partnership program with
Warner Southern College. Courses
are taught by the Warner Southern
faculty on the SFCC Hardee
Campus. The program will begin
this fall.
The BSN degree is offered
through SFCC's 2+2 partnership
program with the University of
South Florida. Courses are taught
by USF faculty on the SFCC
Highlands Campus. It, too, will
begin this fall.
To enroll in the organizational
management program, students
must hold an associate in arts or sci-
ence degree or its equivalent. To
enroll in the BSN program, students
must hold a registered nurse certifi-
cate.
Anyone planning to attend
should notify the SFCC in advance
of the meetings by calling ext. 7401
at 773-2252.
Persons interested in one of the
programs but unable to attend its
meeting may contact Laura White,
associate dean, for more informa-
tion at ext. 7154.








THURSDAY, JUNE 15
&/Hardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Commis-
sion Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex 1, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
./Hardee County Early
Learning Coalition Advisory
Board Meeting, Suite 100, 324
N. 6th Ave. (U.S. 17 South),
Wauchula, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20
VHardee County Democratic
Executive Committee, open
meeting, Panda Restaurant,
806 S. Sixth: Ave. (U.S. 17
South), 5:30 p.m.
VBowling Green City Com-
mission, rescheduled regular
meeting, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22
VHardee County School
Board, Hardee Junior High
School Media Center, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, work-
shop, Mandated Rules and
Board Policy, 4:30 p.m. and reg-
ular meeting 5 p.m.


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"a homeowners association would
use to ensure some conformity, not
a hodge-podge of homes of all
kinds and sizes," the Procorp repre-
sentatives.
Mackin said traffic and drainage
studies were under way and would
provide needed information in fur-
ther ensuring the homeowners'
restrictions would meet all con-
cerns of the commission and neigh-
bors. "If necessary, we would put in
a lift station to provide the water
service to make it a safe communi-
ty. Farm-Residential zoning would
allow four units per acre and this is
just over two per acre. We don't
want to go higher than that lot size.
We are marketing to Manatee
County people who want to get
away from the hustle there and yet
don't want to mow more than a half
acre of land. The developers' agree-
ment is a living, breathing docu-
ment and will be amended as we
see the need. The agreement stays
with the property, not just our com-
pany," said Mackir.
After a bit more discussion, the
first reading of the ordinances was
approved. The second reading will
not be held until the developers'
agreement is completed and avail-
able for commissioners to study.
Final reading is tentatively sched.-
uled for the July 10 meeting.
In a related matter, the commis-
sion also discussed possible plans
for the- Federal Emergency
Management Agency temporary
trailer park off Martin Luther King
Jr. Avenue south of Wauchula.
Superintendent of Public Works:
Ray McClellan said the owner is
considering asking the city to
annex the property and continue to
provide water and sewer services.
He also wanted the city to waive a
requirement that mobile home
parks have an emergency shelter
for their residents. Most retrofit
their clubhouses to meet that need.
McClellan said any development
there would require annexation in
order to continue city utilities
which were put in for the emer-
gency park after Hurricane Charley
in 2004. Changing it to a mobile
home park would fill a need for
housing, but the city does not have
the authority to waive the state
requirement for such parks to have
a hurricane shelter to include
restrooms and kitchen areas and 20
square feet per resident.

In other action, the commission:
tabled a discussion of first
readifig Ordinance 2006-14 on
amenidnents to the Land
Development Code, preferring
another in-depth workshop on sev-
eral issues in it.
approved second reading of
an ordinance changing the zoning
at 215 S. Ninth Ave. from Single
Family Residential to Profession-
al/Neighborhood Commercial for
offices. First reading of an ordi-
nance to change the Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan designation for
this property was also approved.
adopted a resolution approv-
ing the revised employment agree-
ment of City Manager Rick Giroux
that was discussed at the May
meeting.
adopted a resolution approv-
ing the low bid of $1,111.933 of L.
Cobb Construction for completing
10 T-Hangers and associated taxi-
ways at Wauchula Municipal
Airport. Costs will be mostly met
with Federal Aviation Administra-
tion and state Department of
Transportation aviation funds, with
the city paying minimal amounts.
-- authorized Police Chief
William Beattie to use funds con-
fiscated from felons to purchase an
additional six tasers for his depart-
ment. Beattie said in one instance a
man surrendered without incident
just with the threat of use of the
gun.
authorized negotiation on a
contract with Four Q Capital for the
swap of 10 acres. The company
purchased 34.5 acres around the
city-owned 10 acres and wanted to
exchange it for 10 acres at the
perimeter. The company would also
assign its well water allocation to
the city.
discussed the old Cranford
building .now called Park Place
adjacent to, Heritage Park. The
prospective renter was supposed to
have mailed a check for three
months rent on Friday. Commis-
sioners said all rent and utility
deposits must be current before he
opens a proposed restaurant there
and if he defaults he would be
evicted. They said pending plans


have taken much too long.
briefly discussed code
enforcement liens. Over $30,000 in
code enforcement fines were col-
lected last month, but some ignore
the fines and let them go on liens.
Conerly suggested a jail term as
well as fines for persistent code
enforcement violations.
noted a July 11 meeting with
county, Bowling Green and Zolfo
Springs officials on discussion and
ranking of proposals for use of the
phosphate severance tax revenue.
appointed Conerly to the
countywide Recreation Council.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
How are the 240 paved roads and
250 unpaved roads in the county
kept in repair?
Some might say they aren't-.
Others realize that it could be an
impossible job.
The Hardee County Commission
tackled the question of what to do
with its 511.01 miles of roads dur-
ing a planning workshop last
Friday.
In the absence of Public Works
Superintendent J.R. Prestridge,
Road and Bridge Department
Director Mark Frazier presented a
video on maintenance and capital
improvements on area roads.
County Manager Lex Albritton
told commissioners "Roads need to
be paved on a need and priority
basis, with some common sense
involved in the process."
Commissioners agreed the roads
should be analyzed individually
before a decision is made on road
improvements.
Commission Chairman Nick
Timmerman said he wants "the
most cost effective road over the
long term." He talked about using
the revenue from the five-cent gas
tax which began Jan. 1 to "sell
bonds to generate the funds needed
to bring the roads up to where they
need to be."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
wondered if more road employees
could be added. "We have had
about 75 Hardee County residents
laid off by the mines recently. We
have the paving equipment. We
could put these people to work
doing some paving. It would create
jobs and keep the money in Hardee
County."
Frazier presented a lot of infor-
mation, including the estimated
cost of $869,330 to construct one
mile of paved road from an unim-
proved roadway. with 40 feet of
existing right of way to a paved
road with two 11-foot lanes in 70
feet of right of way. He used state
Department of Transportation fig-
ures on construction costs in esti-
mating the costs, including surveys,
right-of-way acquisition, clearing
and grubbing, drainage culverts,
side ditches, headwalls and miter
sections, prime and sand base,
asphalt for the roads and turnouts,
seed, mulch, sod, striping and
labor.


Setting priorities and categories
of roads is done by a rating system,
which combines points for funding
source, daily traffic counts, manda-
tory trips of residents along the
road, maintenance costs, right-of-
way available, special road or
drainage difficulties, commercial
use of the road, roadway classifica-
tion (minor or major collector) and
pavement conditions.
The 240 paved roads in the coun-
ty include some in category five
and some recently resurfaced and
in a top category one. Some roads
and bridges are. being completed
under state funding programs
called SCRAP (Small County Road
Assistance Program) and SCOP
(Small County Outreach Program).
There are 23 miles of paving on
schedule for the state 2007-07 year
which begins July 1. This includes
10.4 miles of Sweetwater Road,
4.17 miles of Dansby Road, 5.1
miles of Goose Pond Road and 3.44
miles of South Florida Avenue.
DOT is also currently replacing
two timber bridges on the east-west
portion of Ten Mile Grade, will
begin work on replacing the Ollie
Roberts Road bridge in August and
is scheduled to replace the Kelly
Roberts Road bridge in 2007-08.
Although it may not seem so,
road work has been ongoing. Road
paving in the last seven years have
included Steve Roberts Special
(including three bridges)' plus
Murphy, Griffini, Fussell, Altman,
Parnell, Old Bradenton, Heard
Bridge, Dallas McClellan, Fish
'Branch, North Hollandtown,
Terrell, Lake Branch, Crewsville,
- Nursery, Solomon, Hanchey,
Clifton Bryan, Stenstrom, Miller,
Ralph Smith, Ed Wells, South,
Paradise and North roads.
Several streets and smaller roads
have also been resurfaced.
As of June 8, the top priority is
Vandolah Road, followed by CR
665 and Fussell and Schontag
roads. They are among the top 50
worst paved roads. About half of
the paved roads are rated category
five, four or. three.
There are 24 bridges in need of
maintenance repairs at an estimated
cost of $763,000, just to keep them
up to standards. One county policy
is to not replace a wooden bridge
with another wooden bridge.
Eight timber bridges need replace-
ment at an estimated construction


cost of over $6 million.
There are nearly 201 miles of
unpaved roads in the county. Some
are shell, some dirt and some peb-
ble. They vary from a few hundred
feet to several miles in length. In
recent years, nine dirt roads have"
been closed at requests of residents
and a dozen others are recommend-
ed for closure. Mostly, it is because
they are not used, were once platted
and are now in the middle of some-
one's pasture or homestead.
The top priority in unpaved roads
are Post Plant and River roads and
the unpaved portion of Fish Branch
Road. Next comes the shell portion
of Ten Mile Grade, Ralph Durrance
and Theater roads and Scarborough
Grade.
Small and large, the unpaved
roads are spread over the 600
square miles of the county. At near-
ly $870,000 per mile, it would take
over $174 million to pave all those
roads.
The commission discussed a 10-
year capital improvement plan to
pave 30.86 miles of unimproved
connector roads at $40 million.
That could eliminate perhaps $1.5
million in maintenance costs and
service calls.
A five-year resurfacing plan is
for 60.706 miles at $11.5 million.
How they would bond and pay for
this remains for further discussion
during this summer's budget meet-
ings.
Staff writer Michael Kelly con-
tributed to this report.




Changing Youth
Meeting Coming
There will be a Faith-Based
Committee of the 10th Judicial
Circuit meeting on Monday,
June 19 at 7 p.m. The commit-
tee follows the Department of
Juvenile Justice's goal of pro-
tecting the public by reducing
juvenile crime and delinquency.
New co-chairperson, Pastor
Bob Lecocq, will host the meet-
ing at South Florida Community
College, 2968 U.S. 17 N.,
Bowling Green Campus, Room
110. Those attending must
RSVP by noon on June 16. For
more information contact
Lecocq at 773-9386.


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Obituaries


ROBERT RODNEY BARNETT
Robert Rodney Barnett, 75, of
Lithia, died Friday, June. 9, 2006 at
home.
He had lived in Lithia over 20
years, coming from Fort Meade. He
was a veteran of WWII, serving in
the Army Air Corps, 813th
Engineering Battalion. He was a
millright for IMC and Tropicana.
He was a member of the American
Legion, Palmetto Moose and a life-
time charter member of VFW Post
#9226, Ellenton.
Survivors include, his wife,
Evelyn; four children, Jane Anne
Westbrook of Fort Meade, Brenda
Sue Gainey of Auburndale, David
Bryan Barnett of Dade City, and
Claire Louise Martinez. of
Bradenton; two brothers, Calvin
Barnett of Fort Meade and James
Barnett of Bowling Green; three
sisters, Louise Fischer of Fort
Meade and Joanne Royster and
Janice Rogers, both of Waliahula;
11 step-children; 44 grandchildren;
and 37 great-grandchiMren,
Funeral services were TuesdaN.
June 13. at II a.m.' at Bowling,
Green Cemetery. "isitatioi was,
Monday 6-8 p.m.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula '



FRANCES S. ADAMS
Frances S. Adams, 68, of Fort
Meade died June 10, 2006, at her
residence.
She was a lifelong resident of
Polk County. She worked as a data
processor.
She is survived by her husband
of 51 years Spencer Adams of Fort
Meade; one son David Adams and
wife Susan of Fort Meade; and two
grandchildren Megan and Caitlyn
of Fort Meade.
Visitation was Monday, June 12
from 6-8 p.m. at Moody-Brant
Funeral Chapel. Funeral services
were Tuesday, June 13, at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel
Fort Meade


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NELL PACE
BOOHER
Nell Pace Booher died June 10,
2006 in Plant City.
She was born in Wauchula on
Dec. 28, 1911 and attended local
schools. Following her marriage
to Tom Booher, they moved to'
Knoxville, Tenn. where she lived
until coming to Plant City in
2004 to be near her family.
While living in Knoxville, she
was very in-volved in the
Beaumont Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, J.D. (Tom) Booher,
her parents, Walter and Bertha
Pace, and her brother, James
Pace.
She-is survived by brothers,
Mark Pace and, wife, Alva of
Dalton, Georgia and Ruhl Pace
and wife Earlene of Plant City;
one sister, Margaret Roberts and
husband Lawrence of Wauchula;
several nieces, one nephew; and
several great-nieces and
nephews.
Services were held in the chapel
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula on Wednesday, June
14, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation
was thirty minutes prior to the
service. Officiating was Mike
Holland of Ahava Baptist Church
of Plant City and Dr. Bob
Norman of First Baptist of
Wauchula. Burial was at
Wauchula Cemetery.
There was a memorial service
for Nell held at the Beaumont
Baptist Church in Knoxville,
Tenn. on Wednesday, June 14 at
7 p.m.
Nell loved her church and her
pastor, Pastor Ron Russell and
had many friends in Knoxville.
Nell was a special person to
her family and friends and will
be greatly missed.



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NELL PACE BOOHER
Nell Pace Booher, 94, died
Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Plant
City.
Born in Wauchula on Dec. 28,
1911, she attended local schools.
She moved to Plant City in 2004 to
be near family. She .had lived in
Knoxville, Tenn, where she attend-
ed the Beaumont Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband J.D. "Tom" Booher;
parents Walter and Bertha Pace;
and brother James Pace.
She is survived by two brothers
Mark Pace and wife Alva of
Dalton, 'Ga.; and Ruhl Pace and
wife Earlene of Plant City; one sis-
ter Margaret Roberts and husband
Lawrence of Wauchula; one
nephew; several nieces; and several
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were Wednes-
day, June 14, at 11 a.m. in the
chapel of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with visitation one half
.hour prior to the service. Mike
Holland of Ahava Baptist Church
of Plant City and Dr. Bob Norman
of. First Baptist Church of
Wauchula officiated. Burial fol-
Slowed in Wauchula Cemetery. A
memorial service was held on
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Beau-
mont Baptist Church in Knoxville,
" Tenn.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

EILEEN McINTYRE
BRANNON
Eileen McIntyre Brannon, 63,
died Saturday, June 10, 2006 in
Waynesville, N. C.
A native of Sebring, she had
lived in Haywood County, N.C. for
the last five years. She was the
daughter of the late Carl and
Mildred McIntyre. She was the
executive director for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture in its
Hardee County office and also
served surrounding counties. She
was a member of the Antioch
Baptist Church in Waynesville and
the Order of Eastern Star in Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, two sisters and two broth-
ers.
She is survived by Bernie
Biannon, her husband of 39 years;
one daughter, Melanie B. Wink of
Tallahassee; two sisters, Ellen
Joyce Caine of Babson Park and
Catharine Palmer of Maggie Valley,
N.C.; two brothers, Robert "Bob"
McIntyre of Fort Myers and
Donald McIntyre of Blairsville,
Ga.; grandson Brannon Wink; step-
granddaughter Elizabeth Wink; and
several nieces and nephews.
,'., A memorial service is Saturday,
June 17; at Antioch Baptist Church
in iWaynesville, N.C. The family
Swill receive friiends following the
service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Haywood Regional
Medical Center Hospice, 560
Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C.
28721 or Antioch Baptist Church,
542 Ironduff Road, Waynesville, N.
SC.; 28785. For those who desire,
.ai o-line memorial register is
available at "Obituaries" at
www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
Wells Funeral Homes Inc.
& Cremation Services
Waynesville, N.C.


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MARY LEE HERNDON
Mary Lee Herndon, 84, of Fort
Meade, died Friday; June 9, 2006 at
home.
Born Oct. 17, 1921 at Bare
Beach, she came to Fort Meade two
years ago from O'Brien. She was
an artist, a runway model and
attended the First Church of God of
Fort Meade.
Survivors include two daughters,
Barbara Gail Belcher of Fort
Meade and Elizabeth Merle
Niekerson of Wauchula; one sister,
Thelma Kelly of Live'Oak; four
brothers, Thomas Herndon of Live
Oak, Calvin Herndon and Donald
Herndon, both of Wauchula, and
Marvin Herndon of Haines City;
seven grandchildren, 20 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-
grandchild.
Visitation was Monday, June 12
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed
by the funeral service at 10:30 at
the funeral home with Dr. Malcom
Rigel officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen Cemetery in
Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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Clerk's Office Offerings
By B. Hugh Bradley
Hardee County Clerk Of Courts


Q. What determines the issuance of amninjunction?
A. There are several types of injunctions, but the two most prevalent are
an injunction for domestic violence and an injunction for repeat violence.
Domestic violence injunctions involve a spouse, former spouse, person
related by blood or marriage, a person who is presently residing together
with you as if family or who has resided in the past as if a family member,
and a person who has a child in common with you.


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ROBERT RODNEY
BARNETT
Robert Rodney Barnett, 75,' of
Lithia, died Friday, June 9, 2006
at home.
He had lived in Lithia over 20
years, coming from Fort Meade.
He was a veteran of WWII, serv-
ing in the Army Air Corps, 813th
Engineering Battalion. He was:a
millright for IMC and Tropicana
He was a member of the"
American Legion, Palmetto
Moose and a lifetime charter
member of VFW Post #9226,
Ellenton.
Survivors include his wife,
Evelyn; four children, Jane Anne
Westbrook of Fort Meade,
Brenda Sue Gainey of
Auburndale, David Bryan
Barnett of Dade City, and Claire
Louise Martinez of. Bradenton;
two brothers, Calvin Barnett .of
Fort Meade and James Barnett of
Bowling Green; three sisters,
Louise Fischer of Fort Meade
and Joanne Royster and Janice
Rogers, both of Wauchula- 11
step-children; 44 grandchildren;
and 37 great-grandchildren..
Funeral services were
Tuesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at
Bowling., Green Cemetery.
Visitation was Moiday 6-8 p.m.



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Repeat violence injunctions can be filed if you have encountered t
incidents, one of which must have been within six months of the filing
the petition, by someone other than those listed above. This would apple:
you have been a victim of battery, assault or sexual violence.
Assault is defined as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or ac
do violence to the person' of another, coupled with an apparent ability to
so, and doing some act which creates a.well-founded fear that violence
imminent. Battery is defined as actually and intentionally touching or str
ing a person against the person's will.
The Clerk's Office has forms available for your use; however, in ot(
for the court to determine whether or not to grant the injunction, your p1
tion must include specifics including dates and facts which convince
judge that an immediate and present danger exists.
The Clerk's Office forwards the file to a judge for review. The judg
decision is based solely on what is contained in the written petition from t
party.
If granted, a temporary injunction is entered and a hearing is'schedut
within 15 days to afford both sides an opportunity to be heard. An injmu
tion is an order on paper signed by a judge, but is is not in effect until
other person is served.
At the final hearing, a judge will decide whether or not to issue a p
manent injunction.
An injunction case becomes a public record in the Clerk's Office unl
a juvenile is involved or unless sealed by a judge.
Often, people are sent to the Clerk's Office to apply for the issuance
an injunction. '
S Another option is to file a criminal complaint with a law enforcemi
"O'ficer if an assault, battery or other crime has been committed. As a con
tion of pre-trial release, a judge can require a defendant to stay away fi
you or from certain places. Still another option is to request a "no trespa
ing" agreement be issued by a law enforcement officer. If that agreement
violated, criminal charges may also be pursued from the Clerk's Office.
If you have any questions or comments about this column, forward them
B. Hugh Bradley, Clerk of the Court, P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
33873.


A Sincere Thank You


I would like to take this opportunity
tqg,thank he people of Hardee County.
r.for their support during the illness
and home going of my wife, Debbie.
The flowers, cards, food, prayers, and
:comfort shown by everyone were a
blessing to my life. At times like
These, words are insufficient to
express my heartfelt gratitude and
appreciation to this community.

My staff has been loyal and faithful
filling in for me during my extended
absence, and I now look forward to
ministering to the needs pf the people
of this community once again.

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Taken around 1919, this photo depicts life on the old Davis Homestead which was a three-family
home located on the corner of Fourth Street and Palmetto Avenue. Cleo Davis is pictured with her
children (from left) Charles Davis as a baby, Kat Davis Roberts and Marie Davis Coston, the oldest.
Roberts is the founder of the infamous Cat's Corner which is still in business. She married Martin
Roberts and they ran S&S Grocery Storefor years. Charles Davis worked with his father Bob Davis
for several years plastering walls. One fateful day while the team was plastering Eaton's Department
Store, which was where the Java Cafe is today, Bob Davis fell from a scaffold and Charles carried
his father to the doctor. Bob broke his hip and was crippled for the rest of his life. Charles quit
school to support the family and later married Weita Boney from Fort Meade and had two children.
He lived to be 62 years old. The Davis family still owns part of the land where the old homestead
used to stand.


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Letter To The Editor

Volunteers Are Needed For

Big Brothers, Big Sisters


Manor Memories
By Yolanda Esquivel
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center


Dear Editor,
I want to give a big "High 5" to
Coach Smith and Mrs. Bone and
the students of their Life
Management Classes for their par-
ticipation in our Bigs In Schools
program this school year.
This is the third year Florida
Ridge Big Brothers, Big Sisters has
trained high school mentors to pro-
vide academic support to elemen-
tary students in Hardee County
schools. It would not be possible


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252006CA000250
DONALD E. SMITH and wife.
SUSAN C. SMITH,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
MAMIE BELLE BAXA, also known as
MAMIE BAXA; CHARLES CURK-
ENDOLL; ARTHUR B. CURKENDOLL
and GLEN CURKENDOLL, being the
only heirs of WILBUR CURK-
ENDOLL, deceased; if alive or If
dead, and their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them,
Defendantss. /
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:\,
MAMIE BELLE BAXA, also known
as MAMIE BAXA
Residence Unknown
CHARLES CURKENDOLL
Weston Road
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Last Known Residence Address
ARTHUR B. CURKENDOLL
1381 Forest Glen Drive, Apt. 2
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Last Known Residencq Address
GLEN CURKENDOLL
7700 Porcher Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Last Known Residence Address
if alive or if dead, and their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,-
creditors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under against
them
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described prop-
erty In Hardee County, Florida:
NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4,
Section 17, Township 34
South, Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
JOHN W. H. BURTON of Burton &
Burton, PA., Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, .on or,
before the 23 day of June, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of. the
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs' 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 the seal of
this Court on this 17 day of May,
2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
5:25; 6:1,8,15c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE
FILE NO.: 252006CP000057
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DAVID EARL CREWS,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of,
David Earl Crews, File Number 25
2006 CP 000 057, is pending in the,
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
SRepresentative's Attorney are aset
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
i 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 Including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST .PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED .. .
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is June 15, 2006.


Mary Ruth Crews
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 315
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Jeff J. McKlbben, Esq.
Post Office Box 1748
Wauchula, FL 33873
863.773.4449
Florida Bar # 168879
Attorney for Petitioner
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witH out their participation.
This year about 200 students
received training in personal asset
development, drug abuse, personal
safety and sexual abuse prevention,
commitment to learning. They were
also trained in tutoring, and the
importance of role modeling. After
training some were matched one-
on-one with local elementary
school children. Others were
assigned to specific classrooms.
We are proud to report that 96
percent of.studehts matched with a
Hardee High School Big Brother or
Big Sister improved or maintained
their academic standing through the
school year.
I also want to thank the adminis-
tration and staff of Hardee High
School, as well as those at Zolfo
Springs, Bowling Green and North
Wauchula Elementary schools for
letting us into their classrooms.
They help us by referring students
to our program and helping us eval-
uate their progress through the year.
We need more Bigs! We have
openings for adults who would like
to become: Big Brothers or Big
Sisters and participate in this pro-
gram. Anyone with some time dur-
ing the school day, who is looking
to, :put a little meaning into your
life,.and make a difference in the.
life of a child, should call us at 863-'
402-9001.
Sincerely,
Gary Araujo
Executive Director
Florida Ridge Big Brothers,
.' Big Sisters
:: Sebring


THERE IS HELP!
Spouse Abuse
Crisis Line

1 (800) 500-1119


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE'COUNTY, FLORIDA
CML ACTION
CASE NO:25-2006-CA-000088
DMISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COBp -
RATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUBELCI GALVEZ-ORTEGA, et al,
Defendantss. /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a .Final Judgement of'
Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 31,
2006 and entered In Case NO. 25-
2006-CA-000088 of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit In and
for HARDEE County, Florida, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, Is the Plaintiff and RUBELCI
GALVEZ-ORTEGA; DONNA GALVEZ;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST,
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
are Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on
the 21fday of June,2006, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOTS 12 AND 13, OF BLOCK 26,
OF WAUCHULA HILLS SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO HE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS
SA, .PERMANENT FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERE-
TO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2003
SUMMERHILL MODEL #7201CT.
SKYLINE MOBILE HOME, IDEN-
TIFICATION NUMBER C1-61-
0439-R-A/B.
A/K/A 2001 ALAMOO DRIVE,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on May 31, 2006.
S B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americains
Disabilities Act, personswith disabli-:
ties ihedirijng a special accotodatlon
tob- particlpte in this proceeding.
should contact the Individual or
agency sending, the notice at
Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett
& Frappler, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite
800, Tampa, Florida 33606, telephone
(813) 251-4766, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or voice () ,1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Servi6e.
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I'm reMtembering the song "Love Will Keep Us Together" as per-
formed by ,.ptain & Tennille. This is the perfect song for the following
two gentlemen that I want you to meet. These two men are married to two
very caring wives who come visit them all the time. Their commitment and
dedication to them proves that love has kept them together.

The Poniatoskis
Raymond Poniatoski and his wife, Gertrude, were married in
Torrington, Conn., 57 years ago. He was a butcher for a meat company in
their local town up to the age of 25. He later worked as a candy broker, tak-
ing orders from customers as far away as Switzerland and England.
Poniatoski was in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, where he trained as an
aerial gunner. Wife Gertrude worked as a manager for Manpower Services,
a company like the Kelly Girl 6r Girl Friday we know today.
When asked what has kept their marriage together for 57 years, she
responded, "You just don't quit. Married couples today get mad at each
other and walk out and quit. I can't imagine being married to someone
else."
The Poniatoski met at a dance. "Raymond asked me to dance and if he
could take me home. Every time I went to the dance, he would ask to take
me home before any of the other guys had a chance," smiled Gertrude. The
rest, as she says, is history.
The Poniatoskis have three children and four grandchildren.

The Wolfs
The Wolfs have been married for 59 years. His first job was the U.S.
Steel Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Myrtle Wolf explained she worked only one time in her married life. "I
went to apply for a job at the Navy port, where you had to weigh 100
pounds; which I did not completely weigh. So before I applied, I drank a
milkshake and ate a banana and when they weighed me, I weighed exactly
100 pounds. I got the job as a welder on the Navy ship, where I welded the
landing barge."
After they were married six months, William Wolf was drafted into the
war. He was a private in the Army. He fought in all the battles in the South
Pacific. He was shot and severely wounded in one of the battles. His wife
tells the story, "He was going up a hill and when he reached the top, he
stretched out his arm to give the signal for his platoon to follow and was
shot in the arm by the enemy. He was hospitalized for his wound in a hos-
pital in Hawaii."
Wolf was also a lightweight boxer at the age of 21, and he boxed for
the government shows during the war.
The Wolfs have four children and 11 grandchildren.
As you can see, being married to these two men has certainly been an
adventure. These two lovely ladies have shown time and time again their
love and commitment for their husbands, as they are seen coming into the
nursing home every day to spend every minute they can with the one they
truly love.
This month, I myself will be married 23 years but, according to these
two ladies, I only have 35 more years to go to be married as long as they
have.
Everyone out there reading this, please wish me luck. (Prayer appreci-
ated.)


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the moment you
square off, so
sharpen your
pencil and put
your sudoku
savvy to the test!


Here's How It Wgrks:
Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine
3x3-boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each
row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row,
column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will
appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The
more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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COURTESY PHOTOS
Wives visit daily with their husbands: William and Myrtle Wolf on
the left, and Gertrude and Raymond Poniatoski on the right.


The Poniatoskis are shown after purchasing their first house.
The mortgage payment was $45 a month.
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Year round work.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and
adoption of the following ordinance.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA PROHIBITING THE MAINTENANCE OF ANY
PROPERTY WITHIN THE -CITY LIMITS TENDING TO CRE-
ATE AN UNSIGHTLY, UNHEALTHY OR DANGEROUS CON-
DIDTION, PROHIBITING THE MAINTENANCE OR ACCUMU-
LATION OF WASTE MATERIALS, RUBBISH, REFUSE,
TRASH OR DEBRIS, WHETHER SAME BE COMPOSED OF
ORGANIC OR INORGANIC MATTER AND PROHIBITING
THE MAINTENANCE OR ACCUMULATION OF ANY OF THE
AFORESAID MATERIALS WHICH TEND TO BE OR TO
S'BECOME A DANGEROUS FIRE HAZARD AND PROHIBIT-
" ING'THE MAINTENANCE AND ACCUMULATION OF
MOTOR VEHICLES, FARM EQUIPMENT OR MACHINERY
OF WHATEVER NATURE AND KIND, WHETHER SAME BE
DISMANTLED, PARTIALLY DISMANTLED, WRECKED,
JUNKED, OR ABANDONED, AND PRESCRIBING THERE-
FORE.
The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the
next Regular Council Meeting on July 10, 2006 at 7:00 RM. in the
Council Chambers at Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which time the
Town Council will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance in
its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk dur-
ing regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at
the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi-
nance.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this
meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need
a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is sole
the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim
record is made and includes testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The
Town.does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a
disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to partic-
ipate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk's Office with
their request at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.
Howard E Schofield Jr., Mayor
Attest: Linda Roberson
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LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


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


The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS BUDGET
The Florida Department of Citrus has presented its proposed program
plans and coinciding budget to the Florida Citrus Commission. Now grow-
ers will have theppportunity to hear the proposal and decide how important
generic advertising is to them.
SThe plan calls for an increase box tax rate for all varieties of citrus,
whether processed or fresh. The tax increase will fund the Department of
Citrus's advertising, research and administration and it is hoped to return
the advertising levels to normal levels. Advertising and public relations will
continue to focus on the health and wellness theme. New commercials will
focus on the tag line from past commercials, "HealthyPure and Simple,"
while bringing out its natural qualities.
The tax rates to pay for this advertising program were determined by
taking an average of three years (2000-02) of income and expenses. These
are pre-hurricane damage years and reflect a more normal level of spend-
ing.
Further complicating matters, the crop levels are not expected to return
to that level, making the increase in the box tax rate even larger.
Growers are expressing concern regarding the size of next year's crop due
to the current bloom situation. This is reflected in the budget proposal, as
the processed orange budget is calculated using 180 million boxes. Some
think the crop will be even smaller.
The 2006-07 proposed tax rates are:
Crop Year Crop Year Max.Rate Allowed
05/06 06/07


Orange:
Processed $.185
Fresh $.20
Grapefruit:
Processed $.24
Fresh ,$.25
Specialty:
Processed $.185
Fresh $.20


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$.20

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$.40

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$.20


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$.46

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$.81

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$.48


The department staff and Florida Citrus Commissioner Ben Albritton
went to great lengths to provide a local presentation for our area's growers,
which was held on June 5. If you weren't in attendance, you still have an
opportunity to obtain the budget, review the proposal and make comments.
The FDOC staff and Florida Citrus Commissioners are interested in your
input and sincerely want to do what is right for you.
The Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association Board made a rec-
ommendation on the proposal based on grower member input. That position
was not available at the time of this deadline, but you can obtain the infor-
mation from the association Web site at www.prvgc.com or by calling the
association office at 773-2644.
Copies of the budget and program plans are available from the FDOC
(863) 499-2500 or from the association office. The Florida Citrus
Commission will meet again Wednesday, June 21, to consider the budget.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Flbrida Department of Citrus at 1115
E. Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland. Additional input will be taken from citrus
growers during that meeting.


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Zolfo Springs was different then, back in early 1960, before Hurricane
Donna sashayed up Peace River from Charlotte Harbor and tore through
town like heck's own fury.
Busy bustling U.S. 17 was a narrow two-lane, lined on either side with
huge old live oaks whose spreading branches made a long green tunnel
right through the center of town. There was not a lot of traffic. I remember
my grandmother and me, in the early evenings as troupes of lightning bugs
began their nightly sparkling ballet, sitting. on the front porch playing
"count the cars." She would count the cars going one way, I the other, and
whoever got to 10 first won.
It took a long time to win. Sometimes we'd give up and go inside
before either of us got to 10.
This room in which I now write was then called the sleeping porch. It
was my bedroom, and at night I would lie in bed listening to hoot owls hol-
lering and whippoorwills calling from the Peace River Swamp. Night jas-
mine grew by the garage out back and its fragrance would waft into open
windows, perfuming and fertilizing the clear dreams and innocent schemes
of a child.
Now, in the early morning stillness,,an adult sees in the back yard.
mourning doves and red birds feeding beneath the bird feeder that hangs
from the temple orange tree the boy used to climb. The tree survived
SHurricane Donna, and more recently, Charley. God forbid another hurricane
comes through, but if one does, it will survive it, too.
Nature took the live oaks, man's pesticides destroyed the lightning-bug
population, but forces that stole the town's innocence are more subtle and
complex. <
In days before air conditioning and television, people talked, visited,
communicated. People knew their neighbors, cared for and watched out for
one another.
The store called Zolfo Supermarket, just off US. 17 right in the cen-
ter of town, used to be Ballard's Grocery. Maurice Ballard, my dad, owned
it for nearly 50 years and his dad, Ira, owned it before him. The Saturday
Night Movie was shown not in living color on the TV, but in black and
white on the outside wall of the store. The man with the movie projector
also sold popcorn and Cokes.
There were hay bales and empty orange crates for folks to sit on. We
watched Roy Rogers, Lash Ra Rue, Tex Rittei, Randolph Scott, Gene Autry
and Jimmy Wakely: The line between right and wrong was not so shady
then, ard these cowboy heroes knew right-and were willing to fight for it.
Another event everyone looked forward to was the Saturday night
street dance, held on Sixth Avenue between Suwannee Street and highway
17. The Mercer Boys parked a flatbed truck behind Allen's Service Station,
made the flatbed into a stage, picked and grinned and yahooed and yodeled
for hours. Grownups whirled and twirled and stomped and bumped as chil-
dren ran and played in the moonlight.
As Archie and Edith Bunker sang at the beginning of every "All in the
Family" episode, those were the days.
But, like the smoke and dust in the wake of the destruction of the tall
towers of the New York World Trade Center, those days seem farther and
farther away as memories of the Age of Innocence grow dimmer and the:
dangers of living in today's X-rated world of moral ambiguity become'too
clear.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlinknet.


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HURRICANE FOOD SUPPLY SHOPPING LIST
Hurricane season is upon us again! This month's column focuses on
Food needed in case a hurricane threatens. Keep in mind that a minimum
three-day supply of food and water is recommended.
The following is a checklist when considering what foods and how
much oreach to buy. It was developed by extension colleagues in the south-
central Florida counties, known as District X. Foods to choose and things
to think about are following:
Shelf-stable foods (non-perishable foods that don't need cooking or
refrigeration) that are easily prepared.
Foods that appeal to family members.
Foods that are calorie- and protein-rich to help maintain energy-and
strength.
Foods need to meet special dietary needs such as for babies and tod-
dlers, the elderly, diabetics and sick people.
Single-serving snack-sized canned goods or one-meal canned foods
to avoid leftovers.
Instant meals/soup mixes/powdered foods/freeze-dried foods will
need water for reconstituting.
Foods packaged in cans 'or solid plastic containers will be more
secure. For foods packaged in lightweight plastic or paper, place them
inside heavy zipper-lock plastic bags.
Avoid a lot of salty foods that will make you thirsty (dried foods like
jerky, chips, crackers, etc.)
Avoid glass jars/bottled foods that are heavy/bulky/breakable.
Following are food groups with recommended choices in each that
should prove helpful as you shop:
Dairy Group -
Canned milk
Shelf-stable "boxes" of milk
Bread and Cereal Group -
Granola bars/compressed food bars
Crackers/snack cracker packs
Dry, ready-to-eat cereals
Instant oatmeal (requires safe water to reconstitute)
Fruit Group
Dried fruits
Trail mixes (blends of granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruits)
Canned fruits
Cannedjuices
Shelf-stable "boxes" of juices
Protein Group -
Peanut butter/jelly
Nuts
Canned beans/chili
Canned fish, chicken, meats
Vegetable Group -
Canned vegetables
Canned soups
Drinking Water -
1 gallon per person per day (three days minimum supply per
person for drinking, food preparation, basic hygiene)
Water for pets
Pet Needs -
Pet food and treats
Other Food Items -
Medications/vitamins
Staples like sugar, salt and pepper
Comfort/stress foods like hard candy, cookies
Instant coffee, tea bags, cocoa
Soda. "
Special dietary foods (like read.yto-eat'baby 'ff ula .~Mu
Non-Food Items m,
Manual can opener
Scissors for plastic and foil packages
Plastic utensils
Disposable plates, bowls, cups
Plastic zipper-lock bags (various sizes)
Paper towels, napkins
Toilet paper
Sanitary hand wipes
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Garbage bags
For Post-Hurricane Cleanup -
Newly purchased, unscented liquid fiousehold bleach (5.25 per-
,cent sodium hypochlorite)
Crackers/snack cracker packs
Rubber gloves
This helpful checklist can be taken with you as you shop. I hope it will
prove to be a valuable resource as you make plans to be prepared during the
next six months. My hope is that you will never need to use this list because
we will never face another major hurricane!
If you have any further questions about hurricane preparations, you
may call the Hardee County Extension Service office at 773-2164.,



Clark Elected President


On June 7, Florida Citrus
Mutual'sboard of directors held its
58th Annual Meeting at the 2006
Florida Citrus Industry Annual
Conference in Bonita Springs
where J.A. "Jay" Clark, III, presi-
dent of Clark Farms Inc., Wauchula,
was'elected president of the associ-
ation.
Vice-presidents elected for the
2006-07 season are: Steve Sorrells
of Arcadia representing the western
area; J. Emmett Evans, III, of Vero
Beach, representing the eastern
area; Raymond "Bo" Bentley Jr. of
Winter Haven representing the
northern area; and Fran Becker of
Bradenton representing the south-
ern area.
Marty McKenna of Sebring was
elected as secretary and Dennis
Broadaway of Haines City was re-
elected as treasurer.
The board of directors elected
Mike Sparks as executive vice pres-
ident/CEO, Jewel Letchworth as
assistant secretary and Kevin
Metheny as assistant treasurer.
Mutual's members elected the
21-member board of directors on
May 12. Each director serves a one-
year term, with a term limit of two
years for the president.
Other members of the board
include: Robert E. Battaglia of
Winter Park; Kevin Bynum of Vero
Beach; Rex Clonts of Apopka;
David Evans of Oviedo; Richard
"Ric" Freeman of Winter Garden; J.
Emmett Evans III of Vero Beach; P.
Louis Haverlock of Balm; Charles
Lucas of Fort Myers; George
Neukom III of Zephyrhills; J.
Brantley Schirard Jr. of Fort Pierce;


Trey Smith of Vero Beach; John
Smoak III of Lake Placid; Victor
Story Jr. of Lake Wales; Wade
Timpner of LaBelle; and Mark
Wheeler of LaBelle.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded in.
1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower's organization' with more
than 10,000 members.


APPLY FOR GATOR HUNT PERMITS NOW
It's 9:15 p.m., and you're on an airboat with your best hunting buddy
on a pleasant summer night. You've already watched the sunset while you
and your friend quickly readied your hunting gear to the.lulling sound of
pig frogs, which seems to grow increasing louder with the coming of night.
It's now gotten just dark enough to use the Q-Beam to spot the big bright-
red-glowing eyes of... a huge bull gator.
How cool would it be to harpoon one of these beasts and then have it
tow your boat all over the lake as you hang on with all your might?
Since 1988, the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has offered
hunters this exact opportunity by taking part in its annual statewide alliga-
tor harvest. These special hunts provide a thrilling hands-on hunting adven-
ture unlike any other you could imagine.
At its February commission meeting, the FWC decided to extend the
alligator hunting season to give hunters more flexibility in scheduling their
hunts. This year, the season will be twice as long as last year. It will span
11 consecutive weeks from Aug. 15 through Nov. 1. You can choose among
four one-week quota periods at the beginning of the season, and also hunt
the remaining seven-week "open" season which runs Sept. 12 through Nov.
1.
Another positive change this year is hunters can now purchase addi-
tional permits if they're available. But, only one permit may be purchased
per transaction.
More than 4,000 alligator harvest permits will be available oni a first-
come, first-served basis beginning 10 a.m. today (Thursday) You may buy
them at any tax collector's office, license agent, at MyFWC.com/license or
by calling toll-free 1-888 Hunt Florida from anywhere within the United
States or Canada.'
The cost for the alligator trapping license and the two necessary hide
validation tags is $272 for Florida residents and $1,022 for nonresidents.
Additional permits cost only $62 for in-state and out-of-staters alike.
Each permit allows you to take two alligators from whichever county
or lake/river harvest area you applied for. Hunters must be at least 18 years
old by opening day on Aug. 15 to purchase one, and" no other hunting
license or permits are required.
Legal hunting hours during these night-only hunts is one-half hour
before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise.
Hunters may take alligators using hand-held snares, harpoons, gigs or
snatch hooks. Or, you can choose to use projectiles that are attached to
restraining lines and shot from a speargun, crossbow or bow. Hand-thrown
.spears attached to restraining lines also can be used.
Bang sticks are then used to finish the hunt once the gator is secured to
the restraining line and up close enough to the boat..
But, if you'd rather assist a friend who's a licensed trapper, you can pay
just $52 for an alligator trapping "agent" license. You don't even have to be
18 to buy one. This license allows you to take alligators, but only when in
the presence of your friend.
If you think you're up to the challenge and you'd like to give gator
hunting a try but you're not sure what all's involved, not tdoworry. The
FWC offers a free three-hour training program throughout the state to teach
the rules and regulations of these unique hunts. You don't have to attend,
but if you've never been gator hunting, I'd recommend going.
Courses will be offered in July and August, and after you purchase any
of these licenses and permits, you'll receive, in the mail, an orientation
manual and a listing of exact dates and locations of the training sessions.
f you'd like to experience the thrill of gator hunting, you need to buy a
Permit beginning today. Don't hesitate, because the best hunting'areas go
quickly. Visit MyFWC.conm/gators and click on "Statewide Hunts" for more
information on this exciting hunting opportunity.
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the 'FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony.Young@FWC.com.
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June 15, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9A


This week in history
researched from the arc
-.-. pages of The Florida Adv
the Hardee County Herald
The Herald-Advocate of..I.

75 YEARS AGO
New Ice Plant Here: Woi
are busy installing and puttii
finishing touches on machinery
equipment that will enable
:, Wauchula Ice and Canning (
begin the manufacture and de
Sof ice here within a few days
company, which was forme
summer,. expects to begin n
ice next week and will put o
Delivery service as soon as the
uct is ready..
T.W. Lawton, president and
Sager of the company, said this
he and a force of men have
Sbusy since the first of March
ing up the old ice factory whi
company bought, and inst
new machinery, including
compressors, pumps an
Fairbanks, Morse and Co.
engine which will provide
power to make the ice.

New Gasoline Tax Re-Allo
Bill Will Benefit Hardee C
C.P. Helfenstein, the Florida
Association's correspondent
state legislature and publisher
Suwanee Democrat at Live
whose articles on the legii
proceedings have appeared
Advocate for the past s
weeks, sees great benefit to th
Sby passage of the gas tax re-i
tion bill now awaiting action
legislative body.
Mr. Helfenstein wired, "Th
gasoline tax re-allocatior
offered in the Senate last we
senators Butler and Hodges a
Relieve taxes on real estate an
sonal properties and this means
sanctioned by the governor i
to stand a good chance of pro
successful amendment to th
.which,deadlocked the legislat
San open split between larg
small county men. It is cons
most likely that nothing else
,disposed of in the extra session
this matter has been settled."

Big Crowd On Hand For S
Baseball: Before a crowd ol
than two hundred ardent
Wauchula won the first S
.baseball game ever played
when the local nine took Avo
into camp by a scored of 9 to
SlastSnnday. 3 ,ge,
Although the game *as ar
bition affair and doesn't cc

~ Procrastination gives you
Thing to look forward to.
S, -Joan Ko


y, asi the league standings, it -gave the
:hival local fans considerable enjoyment
ocate, to see the league-leading Avon
I and Parkers go dow to defeat so deci-
sively.

50 YEARS AGO
rkmen Escaped Convict Captured After
ng the Bloodhound Chase: Willie Wesley
ry and Horace, 26, escaped from the state
le the prison farm at Belle Glade, and led
Co. to a group of law enforcement officers
-livery on a two-day bloodhound chase
s. The over the weekend before his capture
d last near Zolfo Springs Monday morn-
laking ing. The chase began Saturday
n city night when the man, driving a
prod- stolen car, sped away from
Patrolman H.B. Peterson who had
Sman- turned around on U.S. 17 to give
Week chase to the speeding car.
been After being run off the road by
clean- Peterson, Horace leapt from his car
ch the and headed for the woods. Sheriff
calling Holton of DeSoto County and his
cans, bloodhounds responded to a call
id a from Sheriff Carlton and trailed the
diesel convict until 4 a.m. Sunday.
e the Monday morning Lloyd Albritton
spied Horace and notified officers.
The DeSoto County sheriff and his
cation hounds were on the trail again and
county: caught him in a vacant house east of
Press Zolfo.
at the
of the Hardee High Has Already
Oak, Outgrown Its Facilities: The Hardee
slative Jr.-Sr. High School now has 1,000
in the students and is growing steadily
several each year, Principal Joel Evers told
e state the Wauchula Kiwanis Club
alloca- Tuesday. It already needs more
in the classrooms, he declared. As evi'-
dence of the growth he cited the
ie new graduation of 102 seniors and the
Bill: expected influx this fall of 225 new
eek by students.
,ims to At the time the high school was
id per- built it was designed to handle 500
sure as senior high students, he said. By the
is said time the building was occupied the
viding school had 400 students. Now it has
e plan 600 senior high students and 400
:ure by junior high students.

;e and
sidered Auto Crash Kills Three AT Zolfo
will be Springs Saturday: Three members
n until of a migrant Mexican family were
killed Saturday night when an auto-
mobile driven by the father crashed
Sunday into a canal about a. mile south of
f more Zolfo Springs. The accident hap-
fans, opened at "Dead Man's Curve," the
;unday scene of several other fatal acci-.
here, dents in years past.
n Park Dead are the father, mother and
4 here year-old son. The body of the child
I ;?:C'was fund if the afterr alongside
n exhi- the demolished automobile. Two
iunt in other boys of the same family aged
five and eight are in critical condi-
some- tion in Sarasota, where they were
sent for treatment by a child spe-
Dnner cialist. Four other who were passen-


gers in the automobile were seri-
ously injured.

25 YEARS AGO
Griffin Sentenced To Three
Years: G.H. Griffin Jr. who has
admitted committing 17 burglaries
last year while he was a sheriff's
deputy, was sentenced to three
years in prison Tuesday morning.
After considering all sides of the
case, Circuit Court Judge Thomas I.
Clarke Jr. adjudicated Griffin guilty
on four counts of burglary, 16
counts of grand theft and one count
of petit theft.
Clarke sentenced him to three
years in prison on each of the felony
counts and one year for the misde-
meanor. All sentences are to run
concurrently. In addition, the judge.
passed a recommendation from:
Griffin's attorneys that he be isolat-
ed from the general prison popula-
tionn because of his prior law
enforcement experience.

County Moves To Evict
Landesberg: The Hardee County
Commission and the Hardee Parks
and Recreation Board have finally
filed an eviction suit against Mitch
Landesberg who has been living in
a houseboat on Peace River. Both
boards have been trying since the
beginning of this year to get
Landesberg to move his homemade
houseboat down the river from the
park.
The suit, filed Monday, states that
he is in possession of a section of
Peace River adjacent to the park
which is owned by the county. It
was ruled that he would pay $3.
every day he stayed on the river and
with not paying for 141 days, he has
finally been evicted.

Hardee Swim Club Formed:
Hardee County's Swim Club, the
first one ever, has plenty of activity
going for everyone. The first day of
practice was June 15 at the new
pool at the Community Recreation
Complex. This is a competitive
swim club and Greg Dick is the
coach.
The club is fortunate indeed to
have the service of Sam Griner of
Bartow Imperial Flyers Swim Club
team. Griner will serve as advisor to
get the Hardee Swim Club off the
ground and into the swim. The
Hardee Swim Club team members
are Keller Pridgen, Leigh Anne
Nickerson, Mark Parker, Sharalynn
Luke, Lori,C agmap ,Robyn:Mqss:
Sam Harlan, Jodi Norris, Cindy
Lambert, Colon Lambert, Susanne
Williamson, Missy Schrader, Ava
Bass, Avie Silverman, West Palmer,
Samantha Swailes, Erica Carson,
Mike Barwick and Walter
Zawistowksi.


I Way Back When


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


10 YEARS AGO
Commissioner Hite Won't Seek
2nd Term: "I do not feel I can con-
tinue to give the people of Hardee
County the service they need." With
this brief statement County
Commissioner Ted Hite told his
colleagues last Thursday he has
decided not to run for reelection this
fall.
Hite said he needs to devote more
time to his family and his business
interests. He has been keeping the
airways busy recently with trips to
Spokane, Wash., Fort Smith, Ark.,
and Abilene, Texas, where he is
involved with setting up new radio
stations. He also will continue with
WZZX, his FM station near
Gardner. "I have agonized over this
for the last three months, and sub-
jected my family and business to
over 1,000 phone calls urging me to
continue in office. It's been a trying
time, and I woke up this morning
knowing this was the decision I had
to make," he explained.

Church League Men Finishing
Up: As the Men's 1996 Church
Softball League slowed for the-sea-
son's end, a pair of teams.,could
play the role of spoiler. At the end
of last week, both The Lord's
Church and First Baptist Grey had
11-1 records. Baptist Grey faced
First Assembly and The Lord's
Church contended with First
Christian in ,,Monday evening
encounters.
Before Monday evening, Baptist
Grey and The Lord's Church had
each dropped one game. The Lord's
Church lost to Baptist Grey while
Baptist Grey lost an early season
game to Oak Grove, which now
stands at 10-3. In Division B,
Baptist Grey dominates, followed
by Oak Grove, First Assembly,
Riverview Baptist and Southside
Baptist.

River Clean-Up Saturday:
Calling all canoes! Calling all
canoes! A day canoeing along the
Peace River with bunches of others
will combine fun and hard work in
Saturday's Peace River Clean-Up.
The final item in a long list of help-
ful hints for the day-long effort is
"Have fun!"
Forty to fifty canoeists are
expected, but more volunteers are
expected, both on the river and on
the shore. Jerry Carter, an officer
with the Florida Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission told
the county of his needs at last
week's commission meeting.


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NOTICE OF

ANNEXATION

TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of Zolfo Springs, Florida will hold a Public Hearing on
Juy:10, 2006 in the City Hall, 3210 U.S. Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Florida, at 7:00 PM,
or as soon thereafter as the proposed ordinance can be heard. Following the Public Hearing, the
Council will consider, shortly thereafter, the second and final reading of the proposed annexation
Ordinance 2006-05 described below by title only. It can be read in its entirety, including description
by metes and bounds, in the Office.of the Town Clerk, City Hall, Zolfo Springs.
S ORDINANCE 2006-05
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN
AS THE CTM INVESTMENTS, LLC PROPERTY INTO THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO A PETITION FOR ANNEXATION; PROVIDING INTENT, SHORT
TITLE AND FINDINGS PURSUANT TO STATUTE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
OF THE ORDINANCE.
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Two acre parcel bounded on the south by SR. 66, and on the west by Farrell Rd, about 400 yards west
and across SR 66 from Crews Rd, and about .4 miles south of SR 64.
Interested parties may appear at the Council Meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance. Copies of background materials, the proposed ordinance, staff comments, if any, and
applicable codes and land development regulations are available at City Hall. If a person decides to
appeal-any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting or
hearing, he wil-need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not fur-
nished by the Town. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to
participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863)
735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.
Howard E Schofield Jr.;' Mayor


Attest: Linda Roberson
Town Clerk


M!DWF" C :ERS ,.,


Every once in a while I read soIrething in a book, see something on
television or read an article on the Internet that makes me pause and wish
my' readers could read it as well. Such an article I am presenting to you
today.
,I have said this in my column before: I hate gossip because gossip
always hurts somebody, whether the perpetrator means for it to happen or
not. Recently there were some vicious rumors spread about a very close
friend of mine. I could see the hurt in her eyes when she told me about it.
Now, I try to be a practicing Christian, but I hope I don't see the person who
started those lies for a while!
; That is why this piece, called "Words," struck a chord with me as I read
it in "Christian Voices." Speaking of "Christian Voices," why not avail
yourself of this service? The cost is non-existent. You can e-mail gramp-
stn@comcast.net and you will receive "Christian Voices" every Monday.
Words
"I recently read about a middle-aged man who has been struggling with
chronic depression for many years. His counselor told him that he would
Need to be on antidepressant drugs for the rest of his life.
S "He told the counselor that his father, a self-made head of a large cor-
poration, repeatedly said to him, 'Son, when you inherit the family business,
I expect you'll ruin it.'
"These words stung more painfully each time he heard them. When his
father died, the man felt driven to work unreasonably long hours to prove
his dad's prediction wrong. The pressure to avoid failure that relentlessly
gnawed'at him was quieted only by alcohol. Soon a serious drinking prob-
lem developed. His wife threatened to leave him.
"Finally, he succumbed to ongoing depression for which he could find
relief only in drugs. His life was devastated by the power of his father's
tongue.
"I was once told that I was physically ugly. It took me years to over-
come that one sentence because, tragically, I believed it. However, I have
since learned that it had more to do with the person who spoke those words
than it had to do with me.
"With words we can bless or curse others; encourage or discourage;
hearten or dishearten them. They can be powerful motivators or de-motiva-
tors. Let's always use them as an instrument of healing, and encouragement,
and never use them to hurt, demoralize or destroy another.
'With the tongue [words] we praise our Lord and Father, and with it
we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same
mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers [and sisters], this should not
be' (James 3:9-10)."
Dick Innes by way of "The Daily Encourager," at
dlangerfeld@HarrisburgBaptist.org and "Christian Voices" at
(ChristianVoices@wmconnect.com) (www.christianvoices.org).

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Learn How To Install & Use


Car Seats, Child Restraints


Keeping children safe while rid-
ing in cars is the focus of two
upcoming events at the Hardee
County Health Department.
The department is sponsoring a
child passenger safety class June
27-30 and a car seat safety checkup
on June 30.
The class will run from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. each day at the Health
Department, located at 115 K.D.
Revell Road in Wauchula.
Successful completion of this
course earns certification as a Child
Passenger Safety technician for two
years. The course combines class-
room instruction, hands-on work
with car seats and vehicles, and a
community car seat event where
students demonstrate proper use
and installation of child restraints
and then teach these skills to par-
ents. The fee for the course is $60.
The car seat safety checkup for
parents that Friday will run from
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Parents are


encouraged to make an appoint-
ment to have their child safety seat
checked by calling Leslie Bond at
773-4161. This checkup event will
fulfill the community safety check-
up component of the CPS course.
To register for the certification
course, log on to www.safe-
kids.org/certification. Go to "On-
line Services" and follow the signup
instructions. The course identifica-
tion code is FL20060515668. There
is also a toll-free phone number, 1-
877-366-8154.
The Florida Department of
Health, SafeKids Florida and the
Hardee County Health Department
all encourage every parent to assure
the safety of all children in Florida.
In 2004, for example, the state
totaled 110 motor-vehicle deaths of
children ages 0-14. Another 686
were hospitalized.
"All children are at risk of serious
injuries in automobile accidents
when their parents don't buckle


HIGH SCORER


COURTESY
Joshua Dressell, a fifth-grade student at North Wau
Elementary School, scored the highest possible score o
Standardized Test for Assessment of Reading, a 13 plus. T
the first time that this has happened. Joshua is the grand
Slade and Celia Hayman, and the son of Pamela Chestnul
is shown being congratulated for his hard work by frontn
Carol Sue Glouser, reading lab instructor, and Sonha Be
principal.



i On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse An
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of a
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate exce
advertised public hearings.
Commissioui/Zoning public hearing. There is only one requc
,rezone of 4 acres off Old Bradenton Road from Farm-Residential t
multiple-family residential, 8:35 a.m.
Wauchula Hills Water Plant expansion improvements, 9 a.m
Resolution 06-31 in support of the marriage protection a
ment.
Award bild on trailer-mounted three-phase emergency gene
This agenda is provided as a public service of The H
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who ma
to'plan to attend.


PROPOSAL TO BID

HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Hardee County Property Appraiser is soliciting prop
from qualified, licensed carpenters to construct Counters
Cabinets for a Customer Service Lobby Area. Proposals w
received until Friday. June 23. 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
Interested parties should contact the Property Appraiser's (
at 863/773-2196.,
Kathy L. Crawford
Hardee County Property Appraiser


HARDEE COUNTY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF JOINT WORKSHOP

A workshop Will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2
at 8:30 a.m. Participating in the workshop wil
the Hardee County Economic Developn
Authority, Hardee County Board of Coi
Commissioners, City Commissioners from Bow
Green and Wauchula, and Council Members f
Zolfo Springs. The workshop will be held to
cuss the ranking and recommendation process
the Hardee County Economic Developr
Authority's grant applications.

The workshop will be held in the Coi
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Str
Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.
For more information, please call the Coi
Manager's Office at 863/773-9430.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager


them up properly," Marsha Rau,
local health department head, com-
mented.
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admini-
stration, "Motor vehicle crashes are
the leading killer of children ages 3
tol4." The statistics also show that
parents put their infants and tod-
dlers in safety restraints more than
90 percent of the time, but children
ages 4-7 ride in safety restraints
only 73 percent of the time.
Parents are urged follow the
guidelines below.
Infants should ride in rear-fac-
ing car seats until at least 20 pounds
and at least 1 year old. Do not put a
rear-facing car seat in the front seat
of a vehicle with an active passen-
ger air bag.
Children over the age of 1 and
between 20 to 40 pounds should
ride in forward-facing car seats.
Children ages 4-8 and between
40 and 80 pounds should ride in
booster seats restrained with lap
and shoulder belts. A regular seat
belt won't fully protect a child this
size in a crash.
Older children should always
use a safety belt.
For more information about the
course or the checkup event, call
Leslie Bond at 773-4161.


Snook Season

Opens Sept. 1
Florida anglers need to note the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) has
added an inch to the minimum size
for snook starting in September
when snook season reopens.
The FWC approved a rule
Thursday to increase the snook
minimum size limit to 27 inches
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chula mum size was 26 inches. The com-
n the s mission did not change the 34-inch
his Is. maximum size limit for snook.
son of The FWC passed the new rule to
it. His complement another new regulation
Left) which takes effect July 1. That reg-
nnett, ulation requires snook to be mea-
sured by determining the straight-
line distance from.the most forward
point of the head with the mouth
closed, to the farthest tip of the tail
S with the tail compressed or
squeezed together, while the fish is'
lying on its side.
Increasing the snook minimum
size limit by one inch will compen-
Itoday sate for a slight increase in length
nex I, some anglers may achieve when
agenda measuring snook this way, and like-
ept for ly will increase snook spawning
stocks by decreasing snook harvest
est, for by 22 percent on Florida's gulf
:o R-3, coast and by 12 percent on the
Atlantic coast.
n. The Commission decided not to
imend- raise the maximum size limit for
snook because that could increase
rator. the harvest of large spawning snook
which are important to maintaining
[erald- healthy stocks..
y wish A recent FWC stock assessment
for snook indicates snook harvest
has been increasing in Florida
because more anglers are fishing for
snook, and consequently the man-
agement goal is falling short for this
popular sport fish.
To'address this, the FWC is con-
vening a stakeholder group to
review snook management issues,
osals and the commission will consider
Sand further adjustments to snook regu-
'ill be lations if management changes are
recommended.
Office The harvest of snook is prohibit-
ed from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31
statewide and from June through
August on Florida's Atlantic coast.
On the gulf coast and waters of
6:15c Monroe County and Everglades
S- National Park, snook harvest is not
allowed from May through August.
At all other times, a recreational
daily bag limit of two snook per
person applies on the Atlantic coast.
The limit on the gulf coast and
waters of Monroe County and
Everglades National Park is one
)p snook daily per person.
Licensed. saltwater anglers must
006, purchase a $2 permit to harvest
snook. Snatch-hooking and spear-
II be ing snook are prohibited, and it is
nent illegal to buy or sell snook. Snook
unty regulations also apply in federal
.. waters.


He that falls in love with him-
self will have no rivals.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
This photo shows members of Hardee Rotary Club eating lunch on Wednesday, May 10, at the
Hardee County Jail. The meal was the same as served to inmates and consisted of salad, cake,
lasagna, broccoli, two pieces of bread and iced tea.


From left are Hardee County Jail Captain and Jail Administrator Jimmy Harrison, club president
Frankie Vasquez, Sophia Peavy, Lt. David Carrier and Lt. Rex Richey.



Rotary Club Goes To Jail


-By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Rotary Club of Hardee
County on May 10 ate lunch at the
Hardee County Jail at the request of
Rotary member Col. Arnold Lanier.
Jail administrator Jimmie Harri-
son explained the jail serves about
12,000 meals a month. The jail has
184 beds. The Rotary Club ate the
same meal served to the inmates.
Harrison said the jail has two
medical cells, one padded cell and
five to eight cells for inmates who
are mentally ill.
The jail, operated by the sheriff's
office, has 27 officers. There are
five officers per shift, seven sup-
port officers, and one full-time
transport officer.
Court is held twice a week at the
jail.
From Jan. 1, 2006, until May 10,
2006, there were 947 adults and 51
juveniles checked into the jail.
Juveniles have to be kept separate
from adults. Males and females are
kept in separate areas. "Adults are
separate from juveniles, and males
are separate from females," said
Harrison. This can affect how many
people the jail holds at one time.
"Today we have 143 in jail 12
females and 131 males," he said.
There are four classes of inmates:
close management, high risk, mis-
demeanor and felony.
Inmates are served three hot
meals a day. "This (Hardee Jail) has
some of the better food in the state
served at county jails," said
Harrison.
The county jail has been averag-
ing 50 federal inmates a day. The
jail charges the federal government
$50 a day per federal inmate. "This
average of 50 would raise $75,000
a month or $900,000 annually. We
hope to raise the federal inmates to
65 a day average which would
bring in $1.17 million a year," said
Harrison.
Harrison said the county is plan-
ning to add a 72-inmate dorm
inside the jail that would require
supervision of one officer per shift.
"We hope for a maximum of 112
federal inmates."
The average cost of a meal at jail
is $1.33, he said.
South Florida Community
College has GED classes at the jail,
he noted.
The menu for May 10 lunch was
salad, cake, lasagna, two pieces of
bread, broccoli and iced tea.
Harrison said several inmates in
recent months had written letters to
the editor in The Herald-Advocate
complaining about the food and liv-
ing conditions in the jail.
Someone who wanted to remain
anonymousrecently wrote the fol-
lowing letter:
"I ain responding to a recent let-
ter. I am a taxpayer in Hardee
County and would like to comment
on what was written recently. You
inmates talk about bad food and
rats. I cannot stand for you guys to
take up good newspaper space for
this nonsense.
"First of all, do you guys really
think you should be treated any bet-
ter? If you do a crime you have to
be punished, not rewarded. Second,
I hope you guys really. don't think
you should be staying in a jail that's


like a Four Star hotel because it is
just not going to happen. I wish you
would stop complaining and just
take the punishment of being in jail.
"What more can you ask for?
You eat, sleep and shower for free.
I like where my tax money is going,
so please stop complaining."
Harrison said the county jail has
to meet state standards.
Some inmates are serving time.
Some are there under charges, and
their cases have not gone through
the court system.


The American system of justice
considers a person charged with a
crime is innocent until proven
guilty.
Inmates found guilty of crimes
that required a sentence of several
years are sent to state prisons.
There is a large state prison called
Hardee Correctional Institution
near Fort Green.
There are an estimated 2.2 mil-
lion Americans in county, state and
federal jails or prisons in the United
States.


BIG CABBAGE

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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Doug Bracewell, who lives at Lake Branch Rd. and Hardee St. In
Bowling Green, recently grew this large cabbage in his garden.
He said he got five free plants at the Wauchula Wal-Mart and
planted them.



Linger At The Library
With Diane Hunt
Director


Children's Library specialist Dee Shackelford. plans an exciting six-
week summer reading program (Book Feast) for children entering first
through fourth grades. Join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. June 14-July 19
in the Meeting Room.
The first program theme is "Pirates," followed by "Going to the Game"
on the 21st. The next week, June 28, Lyndell the Magician will be per-
forming for all ages. July 5 is a presentation called "Pizza and Pasta
Eatery." "Art Feast" will be featured on July 12. A special presentation by
Ronald McDonald will be held for all ages on.Wednesday, July 19, again at
10.

What's new at the library?
1.) Remodeling of the library continues. When we are finished there
will be an enlarged Youth Services Room. We are awaiting the installation
of air conditioning in the complex before carpet can be installed and shelv-
ing relocated. Also, the library has a dedicated entrance facing southbound
U.S. 17.
2.) Free computer classes continue on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and
S11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Signup sheets are in the library lobby.
Look for more information on library activities when 'you come to
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HOMETOWN HEROES


Paes [rom ]he Past


COURTESY PHOTOS
Florida Hospital Wauchula celebrated Emergency Management Systems Week by holding a
breakfast for Hardee County Fire-Rescue staff on May 16. Pictured are members of HCFR flanked
by the hospital's (left) Cathy Exendive, registered nurse and emergency room manager, and Linda
Adler, administrator. Attendees received orange and gray duffel bags as a token of appreciation
for their courageous service to the citizens of the county and professional relationship with the
hospital. Pictured (bottom photo) are staff members of Hardee County Fire-Rescue.
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HURRICANE PLANNING


HUMAN CALCULATORS


COURTESY PHOTO
Peace River Electric Cooperative held its second annual Emergency Management Planning:
Conference, on Friday, May 26. Emergency management representatives from four countreK
Hardee, Manatee, Osceola and Polk were on'hand to discuss PRECo's power restoration pian'
and how it affects their citizens. The two-hour exercise involved an overview of PRECo's hutrir
cane plan and a question-and-answer period. Attendees are (from left) Mark Sellers, PRECo; Brd\
Kimbro, PRECo; Richard Haynes, Manatee; Bill Abernathy, Polk; Jill Peve, Hardee; Brent:
Stephens, PRECo; Rich Shepard, Hardee; Paul Womble, Polk; and Kevin Yelvington, Osceola.
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Conference

A Success
Approximately 350 people
attended the 2006 Florida Citrus
Industry annual conference June 7-
10 in Bonita Springs.
The second annual event provid-
ed an opportunity for industry
members, allied associates and
elected officials to come together
for both business and family fun.
The Conference featured the
Florida Citrus Mutual Annual
Meeting, a legislative forum, edu-
cational' sessions, a picnic lunch,
industry banquet and auction, luau
dinner and fishing and golf tourna-
ments.
"We're very pleased that this
year's' Conference was such a
tremendous success," said Jay
Clark, interim executive vice presi-
dent/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"We have received extremely posi-
tive feedback from growers, indus-
try members and friends of the
industry that attended the
Conference."
The educational session, "Citrus
Greening and Citrus Canker A
Global Perspective," featured Dr.
Juliano Ayres, scientific manager
for Fundecitrus in Brazil; Dr.
Alexandre Tachibana, general man-
ager of Santa Maria Farm (Branco
Peres) in Brazil; and Dr. Jim
Graham, with the University of
Florida Citrus Research and
Education Center (UF CREC).
A grower panel featured John
Gose of Lykes Brothers, Jim
Snively of Southern Gardens
Citrus, David Kemeny of TRB
Groves, and Joel Nelsen of
California Citrus Mutual, as well as
Ayres, Tachibana and Graham.


INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids for the
Purpose of installing three (3) CR90-2-1 Pumps at our Water
Plant. Specifications may be obtained by contacting the
Town Clerk's Office at (863) 735-0405.
Bids are to be submitted to the office of the Town Clerk,
3210 Hwy 17 S, PO Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, with
outer envelope clearly marked "Bid Install Pumps". Bids
will be accepted until 4:00 PM.; Friday, June 30, 2006 and
will be opened and read aloud at the Special Meeting of the
Town Council on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 6:00 RM. in the
Council Chambers at Town Hall.
The Town of Zolfo Springs reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids and is not bound to the low bidder..
Howard E. Schofield Jr., Mayor
Attest: Linda Roberson
Town Clerk 6:i15


INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids for the
Purpose of Repairing the Roof at Town Hall. Specifications
may be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk's Office at
(863) 735-0405.
Bids are to be submitted to the office of the Town Clerk,
3210 Hwy 17 S, PO Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, with
outer envelope clearly marked "Bid Roof Repair". Bids
will be accepted until 4:00 PM., Friday, June 30, 2006 and
will be opened and read aloud at the Special Meeting of the
Town Council on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 6:00 RM. in the
Council Chambers at Town Hall.
The Town of Zolfo Springs reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids and is not bound to the low bidder.
Howard E. Schofield Jr., Mayor
Attest: Linda Roberson
Town Clerk e:.r5


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COURTESY PHOTOS
,Virginia Irby's and Marie
Lambert's sixth-grade math
classes at Hardee Junior High
'held their annual'Math Bash
on May 19. Seen in the top
photo are the 15 top-notch
finalists from Lambert's class-
es, who got to "strut their
stuff" in the event Pictured
with their trophies (middle
photo, from left) are: Jordon
.Garza, first place; Amanda
McNabb, second place; and
JaJuan Hooks, third place;
standing in back is Doug
Herron, assistant principal.
Pictured in the bottom photo
are the 15 cream-of-the-crop
finalists from Irby's classes,
who had the opportunity to
"show what they were made
of" in the bash,






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ZSE Enjoys Spring Carnival


Zolfo Springs Elementary School
held its annual PTO spring carnival


on Friday, April 28, 2006.
The theme was a "Celebration of


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America." The highlight of the
evening was the performance by the
Hardee High School ROTC squad
which, provided a color guard, per-
formed rifle demonstrations, drill
teams and rocketry demonstrations.
The young men and women repre-
sent all that is right with our youth.
They were also agreat-asset in set-
ting up and tearing down the carni-
val as well.
Ventriloquist Kerry Terrell and
her pal, Kenny were a hit with the
younger set in the audience.
A pie-eating contest was held for
elementary school-aged youngsters.
The winners were Choua Vue,
Sidney Crews and Jonathan Tucker.
An American history bee was
held and the student winners were
Ana Montanez, Michelle DelaTorre
and Julia King. The adult division
winners were Jacob Crews, David
Valletutti and Jeanette Braddcock.
Also, a crowd pleaser was Hardee
High School's American Sign
Language choir "Godzown."
A new twist was added to the raf-
fle this year. Many of ZSE's classes
created their own baskets to be raf-
fled off. The varieties were amaz-
ing, ranging from pet care to hair
care. Several board members volun-
teered to judge the baskets and the
winners were Tammy Albert's class
for its cleaning bucket; Sheri
Thompson's class for its beach
vacation cooler; and Helen Neal's
class for its sports bag. What great
imaginations!
There were a variety of game
booths manned by teachers, parents
and HHS. club members. The
weather was beautiful and there was
plenty to eat! Hamburgers, cheese-
burgers, French fries, chicken
wings, tacos, taco salads, snow
cones, popcorn, and nachos were
available. The dessert tent was a big
success also.
SMany cakes and desserts were
donated for the cake walk. There
were even cupcake walks for the lit-
tle ones. The general store offered
many exciting items for sale. The
fishing pond, lollipop tree and duck
pond were favorites of the toddler
set while the older students enjoyed
the dart throw, knocking down tin
cans and throwing balls into a tic
tac toe box.
The local Dodge dealership was
on hand for the Dodge Drive for the


Kids sponsorship. Families had an
opportunity to examine several new
Dodge.vehicles and ZSE received
$5 for each person who did! We
made $575 for the PTO.


The carnival was a huge success
with the PTO making about $3,000
to be used for funding field trips,
rewards for students, welcome rugs
for the school, and various other


opportunities to showcase our stu-
dents.
It took a lot of volunteers, school
personnel, familiesand' students to
create such a wohdrful night.


Carnival games included a popular pie-eating contest.


The Hardee Senior High School Air Force Junior ROTC demonstrated several of their drills.


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-Hardee


Living


NURTURING NURSES


COURTESY PHOTOS
Nurse Week 2006 was celebrated May 6-12 with a theme of
"Strength, Commitment, Compassion." It is an established
recognition of the contributions nurses and nursing make to the
community that began 1954. Pictured here (top photo) from left)
are Linda Adler, administrator, and Olga Torres, whom the staff
at Florida Hospital Wauchula voted Registered Nurse of the Year.
Florida Hospital celebrated Nurse Week with a breakfast for reg-
istered nurses and licensed practitioner nurses on Thursday,
May 11, and a lunch on Friday, May 12. The nurses were each
given a blue beach towel and inspirational booklet. Seen here
(bottom photo, from left) Dana Abbott, LPN of the Year, with
Shelia Johns, RN, manager.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Heather Thornton & Kyle Oakley

Heather Thornton &

Kle Oakley To Wed
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The Cowarts on their wedding day.

Cowarts Celebrate

50th Anniversary
'Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowart of... Dennis Cowart of Atlanta and Mr.
Wauehutla-rceBtly.- celebrated.,:the- .-. and,..Mrs,,.Charles T Cxvwart of
50tldanni-v-rsary of their wedding. Winter Park. Their grandchiTdreFii
Charles Ray Cowart and Mary Amanda Conley, Sarah Cowart and
Jean Griffin were married on April Charles A. Cowart, also attending.
21, 1956, at Lake Dale Baptist Joining in the celebration were
Church. He is the son of the late L. the couple's sisters and brother,
Boyd and Mada Phillips Cowart. Mrs. Mary Frances Cowart Walton
She is the daughter of the late R. of Avon Park, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Hugh Griffin and the late Edna Frey (Gayle Griffin) Weeks of
Lawrence Nole. The Rev. Henry Bowling Green and Dean Griffin of
Rhoden officiated at the ceremony Bal Harbor.
uniting them in holy matrimony. The church social hall, decorated
The couple's children held a in ivory, burgundy and gold, was
reception in their honor at New the setting where extended family
Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, members enjoyed celebrating with
April 22. Family members attend- the couple and sharing many happy
ing the celebration included their memories.
children, Linda Cowart Conley of The Cowarts are life-long resi-
Wauchula, Bruce Cowart of Dallas, dents of Hardee County.


Congratulations,

James Bryan n T
SJames Bryan Funk, the son of
SJoy Marie Christmas and George Funk
of Sebring, graduated from
SebringHigh School on
S. Saturday, May 20, 2006.


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He also received an art award. His
dream is to be an art teacher.
James in the grandson of
Edith M Chfritmas and the late
Howard Christmas of Wauchula.


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Latry and Holly Thornton of
Wau6hula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Heather Michelle
Thornton of Bowling Green, to
James Kyle Oakley, the son of Jim
and Kaye Oakley of Bradenton and
Melody and Mark Fields of
Bowling Green.


The couple will exchange wed-
ding vows this Saturday at 6 p.m. at
the Nickerson-Ullrich Pavilion in
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
Music will.begin at 5:30.
Following the ceremony, a recep-
tion will be held in the pavilion.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to attend.


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Arrivals


ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Mr. and Mrs. J. Adam Shanks,
Wauchula, a six pound fifteen
ounce son, Jack "Gibson," born
May 26, 2006, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Shanks is the former
Tiffany Ullrich. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Jack and Virginia Ullrich
ofWauchula. Paternal grandparents
are Ricky and Janice Shanks of
Charleston, S.C.


Conley Family

Reunion Set

For Saturday
There will be a reunion of mem-
bers of the Conley family this
Saturday.
The event will take place at the
First Baptist Church of Wauchula,
1570 W. Main St., beginning at 10
a.m. .
Attendees are asked to bring a
favorite covered dish to share.


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50h wedding anniversary 6n cSaturday, Fune 17, .:00-5:00
with a reception at the tirs )ni/ed 9~lethodist Church


Tel//owshv 9/aZ2l in CBowling green
Cihere will be a special lime of sharing at 3:00

They have a daughter, Greichen 'Wilkins and son-in-law,
games Qcilkins of Bowling Green, wilb their sons, F. 9ilkins,
7'un/er and %nner Brummetl and andon cZilk)erson
Their son, Tmmy and daughter-in-law, iev, olive in ,akeland
vwilh their son, Fohn Their daughter Tara, also lives in
Lakeland wi/h her husband cDave 7l//en
Floe and grelta are lifelime residents of %Bow/ing reen and
are members of the Tirst %United 9lethodisa Chirch of
Cqw/ling Green
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Chester

Chester Earns

Degree
Wauchulan Amanda Chester
graduated from the University of
South Florida-Lakeland campus on
May 8 with cum laude honors in her
bachelor's program in elementary
education.
The daughter of Denice and the
late Edd Driskell, and Mike Chester
of Wauchula, Amanda is a 2001
graduate of Hardee High School.
She will begin her teaching career
in August.'



Hardee Claims

6 USF

Graduates
Of the 125 students who graduat-
ed from the University of South
Florida early this month, six were
from Hardee County.
The graduation ceremonies took
place Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in
the Youkey Theater in Lakeland.
Joni Albritton and Monica Block
.of Wauchtila; Karen Pella of Zolfo
iSprings; and Anita Goad, Priscilla
Mosley and Amanda Chester .of
Bowling Green were among the
-graduates.
Myrtice Young, who is an alumni
of USF, delivered the commence-
ment address. Dr. L. Preston
Mercer, vice president and chief
executive officer of the campus,
,gave the commencement welcome
-and aided President' Dr. Judy
,Genshaft in presenting the degrees.


Lindsey Garner

Has 2 Birthday

Celebrations
Lindsey Garner, the daughter of
Russell and Trinity Garner, turned 3
years old on May 23.
The lucky honoree was treated to
two birthday celebrations.
On May 19, Lindsey was taken
on a birthday trip to Orlando, where
she visited Universal Studios along
with her mother and father, uncle
Lamar Morris, aunt Donna Morris
and cousin Kaylee Morris.
On May 23, she enjoyed a birth-
day party at Paynes Creek State
Historic Park in Bowling Green.
Guests were served hotdogs,
chips, dip, Care Bear cake and ice
cream.
Joining in the fun were grand-
mother Norma Elbertson, grandfa-
ther Cecil Garner, uncle Kevin
Morris, many cousins and several
friends.


Lindsey








Northside Baptist Church will
hold its Vacation Bible School on
Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. from July 5 through Aug.
2. The theme this year is Son
Treasure Island (Discovering God's
Love).
Children from kindergarten to
those going into sixth grade are
invited to the church, at 912 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula. For more
information, call 773-6947.


Patrick McQuaig Jimmy 'Hayseed' Barncord

Turns 1-Year-Od Raises Over $1,000 For Kids
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Alex

Alex McQuaig

Celebrates

1st Birthday
Alex McQuaig, son of Judy
McQuaig, turned 1-year-old on
April 20.
Alex had a Pooh birthday party to
celebrate his birthday on April 22 at
grandparents Reuben and Nancy
McQuaig's home in Fort Green.
Hamburgers, hotdogs and the star
of the table, grandma's homemade
Pooh birthday cake, were served at
the party.
Among the guests were Uncle
David, Aunt Erin, Patrick, Grandma
Helen Plumley, Debbie, Haley and
Emily McQuaig, Faye and Norma
Davis, Edith Bassett, Amy, Aaron
and Rebeka Brown.
Also attending the Winnie the
Pooh bash were Elizabeth, Kasie,
K-Lyn, Chrysta, MaKayla, Austin,
Heather, Scott, Michelle,. Megan,
Shelby, Nichole, Nancy Lynn,
Nichole, JoAnn, JoJo, Andrew,
Joshua and Bob Granda.



Pair On

Dean's List
Two, local students are among
those named to the Dean's List at
Webber International University in
Babson Park. Jessica A. Hernandez
and Gwendolyn Shaw made that
achievement in the last semester.
To be named to the .dean's list,
students must be enrolled full-time,
taking 12 or more.credit hours, and
must achieve a 3.50 grade point
average for the semester.


mvvILII rai iy
On April 19, Patrick McQuaig
turned 1-year-old.
Patrick, son of David and Erin
McQuaig, celebrated his birthday
on April 15 at his parent's home.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, cupcakes
were served. Grandma Nancy's
homemade bunny birthday cake
completed the birthday menu.
Grandma Nancy and Grandpa
Reuben of Fort Green, Grandma
Peggy Parke, Grandma Morgan,
Aunt Judy McQuaig and cousin
Alex, Christen, Hunter, Bret, Jen,
Great-Grandma Helen Plumley,
Haley, Emily McQuaig and many
more friends and family celebrated
the event with Patrick.


Jim Barncord, also known as
"Jimmy Hayseed" recently raised
$1,000 for children with speech and
hearing problems.
Barncord, 72, has been a profes-
sional clown for four years. He
recently appeared at the Hardee
County Fair and Pioneer Park Days
to raise money for children with
disabilities.
Barncord raised the money
through the Scottish-Rite Mason's
Foundation. The foundation is
based in Fort Myers. He is the rep-
resentative in Wauchula.
"Jimmy Hayseed" used his clown
antics to raise the money for the
kids. He appeared before combined
attendances of 100,000 people, and
was on duty for about 10 hours for
each of seven days.
All of the time Bancord spent
was volunteer time. He travels to
Fort Myers monthly for meetings in
addition to special events. He is


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EDWARD C. MALDONADO
Army Reserve Pfc. Edward C.
Maldonado has graduated from
basic' combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a
2002 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and core
values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and ceremo-
ny, marching, rifle marksmanship,
armed and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military cour-
tesy, military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.


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Jimmy Hayseed Barncord
also a member of the Mason's
Lodge No. 17 in Wauchula.
Bancord is originally from
Pennyslvania and has lived in
Wauchula for 15 years. "I thank all
the people at the Hardee County
Fair and Pioneer Park who donat-
ed," says Jimmy Hayseed.


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Claman

Graduates
Florida Gulf Coast University in
Fort Myers has announced the grad-
uation of local student Michael
Kevin Claman of Wauchula who
obtained a bachelor of science
degree from the College of
Business.
Claman is a Hardee High School
graduate who excelled in football,
basketball and golf. He is the son of
Bob and Amy Claman.



Local Students

Graduate With

Bachelor's Degree-
Of the 24 Florida residents
among the recent graduates at
Southeastern University, Hardee
County claimed two.
On Saturday, April 29, Stephanie
Ruiz and Elizabeth Keel graduated
from the university located in
Lakeland.
Ruiz, of Wauchula, is 23 years
old and graduated with a bachelor's
degree in social work.
Keel, who is 20 years of age and
also of Wauchula, received a bache-
lor's degree in elementary educa-
tion. '
Southeastern University is a
Christian liberal arts institution. It is
a four-year university which offers
42 undergraduate majors and two
graduate programs:


Hardee Hosts 3 All-Star Tourneys


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three of the seven Hardee
County All-Star teams will play
their district games on their home
fields.
Hardee County Youth Sports will
host three of the District 7 Dixie
sports series, with most beginning
in late June. The softball girls
Angels (ages 9-10) and baseball
boys Dixie Youth (ages 9-10) and
Dixie Boys (ages 13-14) will play
on local fields.
The first to start play from
Hardee County was the 2006
Machine Pitch (ages 7-8 year-olds),
coached by Gerry Lindsey, Chris
Spencer and Alien Beck. They first
played in the Eagle Lake Invita-
tional the weekend of June 1-4, fin-
ishing in the top eight of the 21
teams involved, with two wins, two
losses and a tie.
Their five-team district tourna-
nent began last weekend at East
Lakeland. They won 13-0 on
,Saturday morning over Wahneta.
On Sunday, they lost a heartbreaker
5-4 to the host East Lakeland
squad. They were to return Monday
evening to face the winner of
Sunday's Mulberry-Wahneta game
but Tropical Storm Alberto delayed
it.
Players on the Machine Pitch
squad include Hayden Lindsey,
Dakota Altman and Cody Cumbee
of the Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves (and their coach Gerry
Lindsey) which finished an unde-
feated season. Also on the squad.


are coach Beck of the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office Marlins
and players Conner Crawford, Kyle
Hewett and Austin Beck. Finishing
up the squad are Hunter Bryant of
the Crown Ford Devil Rays, Ruben
Olmos and Aaron Harrison of the
Hardee Petroleum Rangers and
three of the youngest players in the
Dixie Youth division, Omar
Alamia of the Pete's Pharmacy
Athletes and Cody Spencer and
Marcus Battles and coach Spencer
of the Ullrich Pitcher Pumps Red
Sox.
Hardee's littlest girls, the 9-10
Angels will begin play June 30.
Coached by Kristie Gough and
Melanie Henderson of the Central
Pump and Irrigation Dragons, the
team includes Kourtney and Karlee
Henderson and Kendall Gough of
the Dragons; Carlyssa Johnson,
Brooke Knight, Hailey Andrews,
Gemi Saunders and Kate Thomas
of the Peace River Growers Racers;
Kayla Nichols and Brea Farrer of.
the CGC AgriManagement Pride;
and Aryssa Camel and Brooke
Samuels of the Gourley Plastering
Wahoos.
The Hardee Ponytails (ages 11-
12) will play in Frostproof begin-
ning June 22. They are coached by
Doug Knight, Shari Knight and
Chip Knight of the Peace River
Grower Racers. On the team are
Racers Kayla Knight, Sabrina
Hernandez, Savannah Selph and
Cassidy Knight; Kayla Powell,
Amanda McNabb and Summer
Sisum of the CGC Agri-
Management Pride; Kate Krause
and Taylor Bolin of the Gourley
Plastering Wahoos; and Courtney
Parks.and Elvira Servin of the
Central Pump and Irrigation
Dragons.
The last girls team is the Belles
(ages 13-14), coached by Allen
Hines of the season-winning
Hardee Sign Plus Tees Pride. Other
members of the Pride on the team
are Courtney Chason, Kaitlyn
Chason, Sierra Gee, Chelsea
Harris, Amber Hines, Halley
Marshall and Miranda Powell;


Courtney Buckley of the Crown
Ford Wahoos; and Kayla Owens,
Brianna Nellis and Kristina Garcia
of the State Farm Racers.
The 9-10 Dixie Youth All-Stars
will start play June 24 at the George
Heine fields. They are coached by
Todd Bolin and West Palmer of the
winning Joe L. Davis Braves and
Wally Helms of the All Creatures
Animal Hospital Yankees. On the
roster are Braves Jacob Bolin, Luke
Palmer and Kramer Royal;
Armando Alamia and Mason
Gough of Dixie Youth Yankees
and Tyler Helms of the C&B Cattle
Division AAA Yankees; German
Figueroa of the Countryside
Growers Devil Rays; Kris Johnson,
Eric Klein, Wyatt Maddox and
Dalton Reas of the Florida Fuel
Mets; Luke Winter of the Chapman
Fruit C o. Athletics; and Tyler
Hewett of the Division AAA Vols
Cubs.
Playing at the Bartow Youth
Complex beginning July 8 are the
Dixie Youth 11-12 year-olds
coached by Tommy Taylor and
Kenny Hewitt of the winning
Nicholson Supply Co. Reds and
Brian Knight of the Joe L.' Davis
Braves. Players from the Reds team
are Justin Bromley, Dalton Hewett,
Jeremy Rowe and Malik Tatis.
Dawson Crawford and Justin
Knight are Braves. Rounding out
the All-Star squad are Jacob
Altman of the All Creatures Animal
Hospital Yankees; Deonte Evans
and Wintz Terrell of the Country-
side Growers Devil Rays; and
Daniel Milller of the Chapman
Fruit Co. Athletics.
The final All-Star team is the 13-
14 Dixie'Youth coached by Rick
Cobb and Randy Mink of the
Florida Fertilizer Braves and Dale
Porter of the Torrey Oaks Rangers.
Braves on the team are Tyler Cobb,
Carson and Conner Davis, Dalton
Farr and Kendall Mink; Jonathan
Kelly, Josh Rickett, Kalan Royal
and Lincoln Saunders of the
Rangers; and Nick Battles of the
BJD Excavating Red Sox. The start
play at Farr Field on June 24 at 1
p.m. against East Lakeland.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

NO SPEED LIMIT
Speed is not only a valuable asset in athletic competition. It is of great
benefit in resisting temptation. The difference between Olympic silver and
'gold can be measured in tenths of a second. But who can gauge the swift-
ness of thought that takes place when a saint becomes aware that the devil
is present? From long practice, he turns immediately to God and, just asj
rapidly, he may remove himself physically from the site.of the.temptation.
Remember Joseph when he was a slave in Egypt? When tempted by,
Potiphar's wife, he took his heels. This was no sign of weakness. It revealed ,
great wisdom. .
We are not equipped to take on the devil in single combat. This is why,,
the encourages his victims to be secretive. He hates the church because
Christians so often help each other there. And he will take years isolating a
soul in order to dull a sensitive conscience until it can feel guilt no more.
Our enemy is patient. He will introduce a temptation is small steps,
each one not sufficient to raise an alarm. A man who is happily married
allows an office friendship imperceptively to grow until it becomes some-
thing deadly and dangerous. He means no evil. He is just careless and
unwise.
A store clerk begins by shorting the business a very small amount.
Maybe change for a dollar goes into his pocket every once in a while instead
of into the cash register. The devil tells him it's not a sin because the amount
is so small.
Remember Judas. He was corrupt treasurer of the group that followed
Jesus. Because the Lord said nothing,.he thought no one knew. -
Many of life's defeats can be avoided by speed in the opposite direc-
tion without pondering, debating or delay.
In Phillip Keller's little book, "Lessons From a Sheep Dog," he tells
how his own spiritual life was convicted by his dog, Lass, whose obedience
to him was always instant
"Her shining spirit, her eager enthusiasm, her glad abandonment to my
wishes combined to form a mirror in which I clearly saw the failings ofmy"
own conduct toward Christ."
"O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him, Be jubilant, my feet!" (Battle-
Hymn of the Republic)
This promptness to obey, to sacrifice and serve springs from love. May
we all love Him gladly, openly and swiftly all the days of our lives!
.!
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After Thoughts
By C.J. Mouser


When you live on a farm you see a lot of odd things.
I've seen seemingly healthy animals drop over dead with no explana-
tion, and some so sick I was sure they were going to die bounce right back
better than ever.
I saw a biby goat almost drown in a 50-gallon drum full of rainwater,
and he would have if I hadn't happened to be near enough to pull him out
in time. I've seen two dozen baby chicks, drenched by rain, half-frozen and
basically clinically dead, fluff right up and go back to peeping and scratch-
ing after an hour or so under a well-aimed blow dryer.
I learn something new on a daily basis, whether I want to or not.
Like last Sunday, when one of the dogs took a nosedive off the front
porch and proceeded to get up and stagger across the front yard like a career
drunk. You can't help but be a little alarmed when an animal is staggering
around for no apparent reason.
"What's the matter with him, Mom?" my daughter Jillian, asked.
"I have no earthly idea," I replied. "We'll just have to watch him and
see if he gets better or worse."
We kept an eye on him for the better part of the day, made.sure he was
in the shade, and took water and food to him. He accepted both gratefully.
In the end, it was Jillian who solved the puzzle, and she only did so because
she is the way she is- tenderhearted, determined and tenacious.
"He's still staggering, Mom," she reported after going out to check on
him for the hundredth time that day.
"Is he still eating and drinking?"
"Like a horse."
"Does he seem to be in any pain?"
"No. Other than the fact that he can't walk, he seems fine."
"Well, if he's not better in the morning we'll take him to the vet."
When the sun came up Monday, the dog was no better. He was alert
and wagging his tail and still lapping up water and wolfing down food, but
walking or even standing without falling was out of the question. I racked
my brain for explanations, consulted a book I have on animal diseases, and
even went online searching for answers, but had no idea where to begin
."I just don't understand it," I said, scratching my head while the dog
lay on his side and thumped the ground with his tail, staring at me woeful-
ly. I went inside, leaving Jillian with the dog, and just when I was about to
dial the vet's office, she burst through the door, her eyes as wide as saucers.
"I didn't know what to do," she said falteringly. "I was just kind of pet-
ting him and talking to him, and I found a tick that was as big as a jelly
bean. It was buried in his fur right in the middle of his back. I pulled it off,
and it hurt, too. He let out a heck of a yelp,' she said almost apologetical-
ly. "Do you think that could have anything to do with it?"
"There's one way to find out," I said, and sat down at the computer
again.
In less than two minutes I found information on a condition called
"tick paralysis." Apparently a certain type of tick, especially if it attaches
near the spine, can cause such symptoms. The condition is reversible on
removal of the tick. I explained all this to Jillian, and we set in for another
wait.
Early Tuesday morning the dog was nowhere to be found. I searched
for as long as I could before I had to leave for work. I pretty well convinced
myself that he'd wandered off to die. That evening I finally found him lying
out by the canal at the end of the road and thought that my suspicions had
been confirmed; animals will often seek out water when they are near
dying. Arid then, like a gift, he wobbled to his feet and trotted toward me,
his tail wagging and his eyes bright.
"Well, look at you!" I knelt down and hugged him. "Wait'll Jill sees
you!"
My relief and joy at this unexpected turn of events was nothing com-
pared to Jillian's. While the dog was more than a little unsteady, he was
clearly well on his way to mending and, once again, I learned something
4nw. I learned that not all answers can be found inside a book and that
sometimes there may not be a clear-cut path to success.
'.. Jillian taughlime that there is one basic and critical step toward over-
cpming any obstacle: the ablty and willingness, when all else fails, to try
anything.


Look On The Bright Side
By Davir Kelly


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My 3- and 4-year-old are making me feel a lot older than 34.
My princess is now 4 and thankfully doesn't read these r ;inmns yet.
Anyway, she is about the most adorable heartbreaker, besides her mother,
that I have ever met. She knows exactly what to say and how to say it.
Most of the time, though, she is just 4, playing around the house in her
bathing suit or gymnastics suit which is OK because it looks like a
bathing suit and having the best of times.
She loves to be the mommy to her babies, because they are real babies
and she is a real mommy, because she is a real mommy-to real babies, seri-
ous stuff. Seriously, it is serious.
At dawn, or sometimes a few hours before, she will rise for the day,
call for her chocolate milk stirred not shaken and proceed to rattle off
the four or five things that will be done that day. Then she will quiz you on
if you know the order and the time and why that is so important.
She loves lizards, too. The other day she had three in her lizard catch-
er thingy official name and one love bug, one lady bug and a rolly
polly another official name.
Swimming and gymnastics usually rank way above school, except for
the days when we go to chapel with the big kids, which only happens once
every 30 days. But if we ask every day, maybe the school will change its
policy. Persistence does pay off.
A few months ago Mom was at a women's retreat and Dad and Brother
and Sis were trying to get ready for bed. We usually eat, get a bath, read a
Bible story and pray, then potty and go to bed. So, we were just about ready
to pray when Katherine went from 4 to 24.
"Dad, tonight I'm going to pray for my husband."
Panic, fear, loss of heartbeat, shortness of breath, cold sweats, delu-
sions, thoughts of poverty, then J.T. speaks up:
"I'm going to pray for my husband, too."
"Wait a minute!" I told J.T. "You are going to have a wife, and you
need to pray for her twice a day. And, Katherine, you can pray for your hus-
band to be patient because you can't get married until you're 40."
Needless to say I didn't get much sleep'that night.
J.T. is all about being funny. He really is just hilarious kid. Just when
you want to get really angry, he will say something like I mentioned above
or something sweet like, "I love you."
He also has acquired his dad's gift of watching television, but he also
loves books, puzzles and trucks and trains. We think he might be left-hand-
ed, too. I thought for the longest time he might never play sports because
he couldn't throw with his right hand more than about four inches. The
othei day he picked something up with his left hand and threw it across the
yard. Dad wasn't anything but proud. Starting pitcher for the Braves, here
we come. I
J.T. has become quite the swimmer, too, this year. He is a good floater,
also. He takes off under the water and when he needs a breathe, he flips
over on his back and floats until he is ready to go again. If your child is near
a pool or water, get him Infant Swim Research lessons. It is worth every
second and penny.
J.T. is pretty laid back. I guess he gets that from his Granddaddy Kelly.
He also likes to eat, which I think he gets from his Pop and Poppa. His
sweetness has to be from his Nana, Nina and Grandma Kelly.
Just a few more moments; if you can wade through the pride, read on:
The other day Katherine asked for some "sticky tape." Most people
lose the adjective and ask for tape. Anyway, something had broken and she
needed to fix it.
She disappeared into the playroom for a short while and we thought,
OK, she did it on her own.
Moments later J.T. appears with his mouth taped shut, just as happy as
could be, dancing and singing and carrying on like nothing had happened;
Katherine waits till the laughter subsides and says, "There, I fixed it,"
in reference to her noisy brother who was now a little more subdued.


June 15, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B
Recently I took the children shopping for Mother's Day at a store close
to the house. I had already interviewed the children to see what they want-
ed to purchase and then tried to persuade them their items may not exist or
Mom may want/need something else.
J.T. wanted to buy Mom a yellow dress, so she could look like Belle,
the Disney princess. Katherine at first wanted to buy Mom a Barbie doll, so
she could get one, too, and they could play dolls. Then she wanted to get a
dress for herself. Then I explained it was Mother's Day not Katherine's day.
So she decided to get Mom a jewelry backpack.
So off we went.
After much loud discussion and debating and deliberation we decided
on a yellow bath robe and earrings and a bracelet. Mom was so surprised
and excited and, as always, beautiful.
Hope your days are filled with as much excitement and entertainment
and enjoyment as mine.


WHICH SIDE OF THE BED DID YOU GET UP ON?
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mir-
ror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I
think I'll braid my hair today." So she did, and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had
only two hairs on her head. "Hmmm," she said, "I think I'll part my hair
down the middle today." She did, and she had a'grand day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she
had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "Today I'm going to wear
my hair in a pony tail." So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there
wasn't a single hair on her head. "Yea!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix
my hair today!"
Attitude is everything.
As Charles "Chuck" Swindoll is credited with saying:
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the
past, than education, than money, than' circumstances, than failures, than
successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important
thqn appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a
church, a home.
"The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the atti-
tude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot
change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the
inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and
that is our attitude. "I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to
me and 90 percent how I react to it."
And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
We must realize that each day we are faced with a choice when we
wake up. We often call this "which side of the bed" to get up on. There is
the right side and the wrong side of the bed. We are faced with the choice of
how we will approach the day. We are faced with the choice of happiness
versus dreariness. We are faced with a day of accomplishment or failure It
all depends on how we look at each day.
This choice is not as difficult as it seems, and I think that I can boil it
down to a simple formula: Those who'follow Christ have no reason to be
frowning because nothing can weigh down the grace and mercy we have
received. Those who'do not follow Christ have no reason to be smiling be-
cause nothing can lift up the dread of each day without Christ.
So, which side do your face and attitude show that you're on today? It is a
choice. It is an active, conscious decision you must make now. I'm Telling
the Truth!
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net


God loved the birds and
invented trees. Man' loved the
birds and invented cages.
-Jacques Deval


SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Bowling Green is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $700,000.00 under the
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is pro-
posed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. The activities, dol-
lar amounts ard estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income'persons for which the
City of Bowling Green is applying are:


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04c Flood & Drainage
006 Parks, Playgrounds
16 Engineering
13 Administration
Total


$572,000.00
$ 50,000.00
$ 22,000.00
$ 56.000.00
$700,000.00


I Mrlo/. Rannfit


At least 51%
At least 51%
N/A
N/A


The project will undertake improvements to the drainage in the GroveStreet service area; and park-
ing and handicap venues for two (2) parks in the City of Bowling Green.
The City of Bowling Green plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
funded activities; if any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities the City of
Bowling Green will assist with relocation payments based on uniform act requirements.
The public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at
the City of Bowling Green, City Hall, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
possible. A draft copy of parts of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy
of the application will be made available at the City of Bowling Green, City Hall, Monday through
Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. no more than five (5) working days after July
21, 2006. For obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing con-
tact Mr. David Elbertsori, City Manager, City of Bowling Green, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green,
Florida 33834. Telephone 863-375-2255.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped per-
son requiring special accommodations or requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the
visually impaired should contact Mr. David Elbertson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Mr. Elbertson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language
interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please
call (863) 375-2255.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted
to DCA with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the City of Bowling Green
and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be made available for a mini-
mum period of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the
form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit,
tax, benefit or any other form of direct or indirect benefits by source and-amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or develop-
ment of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000.00 or
10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others
listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the
identification and pecuniary interest by corporation or entity of each officer, direc-
tor, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the
providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activities and amount. 6:15c


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Classifieds


ABOUT ...

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DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is.20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
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BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


E.J MILU OSIC


COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL ; RESIDENTIAL

SLand Clearing *
SPond Excavation
*Dirt Hauling'Grade Work *
Citrus Tree Removal*
Demolition *
Site Prep *


___ __ DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 c4:27tfc


DIESEL INJ-UT IIuN MtPAIm, pumps,
starting at $195, injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. 863-385-5596. 6:15p
GOOD USED FORD 4600 SU diesel
tractor, will trade for 15 young cows.
Call 863-773-9334. 6:8-22p
FORD N-8 MODEL.TRACTOR, good
tires, runs good, good tractor, $3,500.
781-3090. 6:8-15c


WASHER AND DRYER for sale, $80
together, works good. No calls
Saturday or Sunday. 773-4529. 6:15p


1995 FORD F-150 EX-CAB, 95,000
miles, $4,500. 863-773-2188. 6:15-22p


1994 CHEVROLET LUMINA, mini-van,
runs good, $1,500 OBO. 863-445-
0572. 6:8-15p
1994 FORD AEROSTAR, mini-van,
runs good, new motor, new tires, AC,
etc., $2,500 OBO. 863-445-0572.
6:8-15p
2004 DODGE NEON SXT-4, black,
29,000 miles, good shape, still has
warranty. (863) 781-3202. 6:8-15c
1985 DODGE RAM pick-up, AC, runs
great, toolbox, $1,000 OBO. 863-375-
2566. 6:8-15p



3 PIECE NAVY ITALIAN leather sec-
tional, like new; 9x11 matching area
rug; navy/burgandy glider rocker. Day
863-773-6280 night 863-773-5945.
$2,500 total for all. 6:15c


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1, 2, 5, 10, 20 Acre Tracts Available. Call for information.
20 Acres producing citrus grove. 2300' 3BR/1.5 Ba block Home in West
Hardee. Great out buildings 2 wells, production records available. $487,900.
20 beautiful acres, homesite, investment, pasture. Minutes from Wauchula,
great location $15,500. per acre
Briarwood: Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10' ceilings,
open floor plan, 2 car garage. Deed restricted, stable area. $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.
Looking for large acreage? Call me about 500 acres in Hardee County.
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EXPERIENCED SPREADER truck dri-
ver. Class D license. Motivated,
dependable, health benefits, paid hol-
idays. Call Patty 941-737-1484 DFWP
5:25-6:15p
DRIVER CLASS A CDL local, experi-
enced, motivated, dependable, clean
record, health benefits, paid holidays.
Call Patty 941-737-1484 DFWP
5:25-6:15p
NURSERY LABORERS Apply Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Rd.,
Zolfo Springs. EOE 6:8-15c


DRIVER WANTED Reliable, hard-
working service work or'delivery man.
$1,000 signing bonus. 231 W. Main
St., Wauchula. Apply in person. 773-
4172. 5:1ltfc
PERSON FOR GENERAL repair and
maintenance of trucks, trailers, trac-
tors and general farm machinery.
Fabrication a plus. Wages negotiable
depending on experience. Apply at
Buckhorn Nursery, 475 Lambert Rd.,
Zolfo Springs. (863) 773-6662.
6:15-22c


ANTHONY'S MOBILE DETAILING
AND PRESSURE WASHING


863-235-1174
Call for appt. Monday Saturday


Wash & Vac
Wash & Wax
Total Detail


Car $2500
Car $4000
Car $6500


Truck & SUV
Truck & SUV
Truck & SUV


$300
$5000
$7500.


A Clean Car Is Just


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A Phone Call Away!


Located in nice neighborhood in Wauchula and close tq
schools and shopping. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, c/b, with new
roof, tile, carpet, and Dupont wood floors. Spacious mas-
ter bedroom with French doors leading to porch and spa.
Fenced back yard with central irrigation throughout.
MLS#!85685 $189,000,..
BUYING, SELLING, RELOCATING
CALL


Steve Slumard
Realtor
863-781-6103
steve(tmchoy.com


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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173


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AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING REAI. ETATrE REAL, EASY.
An Independent Owned and Operated Member of Coldwel Banker Re Estate Corporation


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jerry Carlton, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate
Dane Hendry, Associate


781-3627
375-2887
773-0575
381-2769


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


COMFORT TO SMILE ABOUT! And we know you'll smile
when you see this inviting 20-acres. It also includes an
older mobile home. The scenery consists of oak trees to
hang your hammock and relax. There's more! Call for
more details! $375,000.
DO YOU NEED LAND? I have a 6.6-acre tract that is
just right for you! $105,000.
DOGGONE GOOD DEAL! This 3-bedroom/2-bath home
includes a yard for a dog to run and a privacy fence,
plus a large, screened front porch. All this for a pet
. friendly price of just $179,900. Call for more frisky facts!
SECLUSION A MUST? Then relocate to the peace and
quiet of this hideaway located on Golden Oaks Road.
16 1/2-acres with a double-wide mobile home 3 bed-
rooms and 2 baths. $190,000.
TWO BEDROOM/ONE BATH HOME. Comes with 2.5
acres. Call 773-2122 for more details. $200,000.
NOTHING SPARED. Best of everything has gone into
this compelling 3-bedroom/2-bath home in Knollwood.
This immaculate home has tile floors, a large family
room, and a large yard to go with It. Only thing missing
Is you and your family! Call to complete the picture
$225,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT IN THE CITY Great location within
the city limits in Zolfo Springs. 100 x 155. Act fast!
$35,000. _
2.5 Acres. A 2BR/1BA home. Call for more details.
$200,000. -
BRING YOUR HAMMOCK! Snooze under the Trees' of
this 6.5 ac of wobded parcel. New Home site cleared.
Brand new fencing, deep well, pump, and power.
$179,000. Don't Doze now!
EXCUSE ME, PLEASE. I'm still searching for the right
words to describe the wonder of this 3BR/2BA manu-
factured home on 6 AC for $72,500. See what I mean!.
Call today!


NICE NEIGHBORHOOD. 5-acre tract on Stenstrom Rd.
Great location for building a new home. Close to Hardee
Senior High School. Call Dane. $200,000.
ANCIENT PROVERB SAYS "HE WHO WAITS, MAKES
LANDLORD RICH" Wise starter home in Bowling Green
2 bedroom/1 bath. Just reduced to an incredibly low
price of $55,000.
LE DEAL In any language this 285.2 Sq. Ft. Hwy.
frontage, commercial property'on 1.5 Ac. Excellent
place for storage units or a new business. To translate
into ownership call Donna. Make your best Offerl
$275,000.
PROUD FIRST STEPS. Take yours In this easy-to-buy
2001 3 bedroom 2.bath Manufactured home on .88
acres. It Is set at a great price and a motivated seller,
don't toddle! Run to see! Call 773-2122 for more Infor-
mation. $140,000.
SEVEN SEAS RESTAURANT Located In Fort Meade on
Hwy 17 In a great location, plenty of parking, fully fur-
nished and ready for new ownership. Owner very moti-
vated to sell. Call Donna WITH YOUR BEST OFFER.
PRICE REDUCED! 4-bedroom/2-bath home on 5-acres.
Owner Is motivated to sell! Buy It now for only $175,000.
LIKE NEW! 2005 manufactured home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths on completely fenced 5 acres w/pond and
12 Inch well. Also comes with a Ford 1700 Diesel Farm
Tractor. Owner motivated to sell. $174,500. Call Donna to
show you this nice and quiet area.,
HUCK FINN'S DREAM. Kids will love having their own
creek to play In! This 20 ac w/10 ac of orange grove
has enough room for the horses and kids. $400,000.
5 acres of vacant land in the Oaks $80,000.


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Featured Listing!
PRETTY AS A PICTURE!
Must see to appreciate all the value of this concrete block 3BR/1BA
home on large lot with extra building lot. Call Donna. $159,000.
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FREE C.N.A. CLASS
If you are interested in a rewarding career in caring for.
the elderly Hardee Manor is interviewing for its next
C.N.A. TRAINING COURSE. Must be at least 18.years
old, Able to work 3 PM to 11 PM SHIFT OR 11 PM to 7
AM SHIFT. You must be of good character, dependable,
responsible, and be able to pass an FDLE background
check. If you feel you are interested in this exciting
opportunity, please apply in person Mon Fri, 9:30
AM to 3:30 PM ONLY.


Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 338735


HELP WANTED


Workers
needed for tomato packing house
in Ft. Green.

Year round work.

Apply in person.

See Steve Swafford
at packing house
on Alderman Rd.
Ft. Green
Monday Friday
9- 12, 1 -4. 615


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ELECTRICIAN-
Prestigious local manufacturing company seeks
experienced electrician. Knowledge of wiring
motors and understanding of variable frequency
drives a plus.
Please fax resumes to Sonny at (863) 735-1172. c16:8,15c


For 79 bed long-term care facility to do tray set up, run
dishwasher and general cleaning. MUST BEABLETO
WORK EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS, If you enjoy work-
ing with the elderly come join our team.
Apply in person at:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
S Wauchula, FL 33873 c16:15c


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLE


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

POSITION OPENINGS


Instructor, Computer Science Full-time faculty position (9-month) to teach
Computer Science and related courses beginning in the Fall term (mid-August).
Master's degree in Computer Science (or 18 g.s.h. in Computer Science and a
master's degree) required. A minimum of two years of in-field experience required.
Post-secondary teaching experience preferred. Competitive salary. Open until
filled.
Lab Specialists (Writing and Math) Part-time (35 hrs/wk) positions to coordi-
nate, monitor, evaluate lab activities, and tutor students in the Tutoring and
Learning Center (TLC).
*Writing Lab position requires a Bachelor's degree in English or related field
and working knowledge of MLA documentation style. Knowledge of
computer-assisted instruction in Prep Writing strongly preferred.
*Math Lab position requires a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related
field. Knowledge of computer-assisted instruction in Prep Math strongly
preferred.
Both positions require proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Substantial
consideration will be given for teaching experience. Starting hourly rate: $11.54.
.Typical schedule: M-Th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with flexibility
Sfor evening and weekend scheduling as needed. Positions start in mid-August and
are assigned during Fall, Spring and either-Summer A or B terms. Deadline: 5
p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2006.
Resource Development Assistant* Full-time, year round position responsible
.for office organization, secretarial duties, report production, bookkeeping and
maintaining donor records in the Resource Development and SFCC Foundation
Offices. A.S.-in Secretarial Science (or equivalency) preferred. Three years of full-
time secretarial/clerical or related experience and ability to type 50 wpm required.
Required secretarial test will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the deadline date.
Computer literacy in word processing, database and spreadsheet software
required. Understanding of business accounting practices preferred. Excellent
oral and written communication skills required. Experience in an educational insti-
tution preferred.' Starting hourly pay rate: $10:02-$10.59. Deadline: 5 p.m.;
'Monday, June 2,2006..
*Veteran's preferdrfYde'nay bedlhiri'ed fdr'ihis position
Full-time positions offer a comprehensive benefits package including retirement,
health & life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Application forms 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
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PLATE FITTERS w/exp. in tanks,
plates & pipes. Full-time w/overtime &
benefits. 941-776-1211. 6:15c
LONG DISTANCE truck driver needed
for BJD Enterprises. 863-773-6195.
6:15-22c


GENERAL OFFICE HELP Apply
Peace River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery
Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. EOE.
6:8-15c
LABORER NEEDED Apply in person,
Auto Restoration Depot, 122 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. 6:8-22p


SMALL MALE DONKEY, $150. 781-
3850 or 455-0028. 6:15p


FOR SALE: NEW CHAR BROIL grill,
$100 OBO. 773-9122. 5:25-6:29p


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37,000 actual miles
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0 2002 Ford Focus S.W.
0 2000 Dodge Caravan
O 2001 Grand Prix
4 door, low mileage
O 2001 Ford Explorer
V8, auto, 4-door


0 2001 Kia Breo 4 door
O 2000 Monte Carlo
O 2002 Ford F150 ,
0 '98 Explorer (red)


2005 4 WHEELER, 110cc, only rode 2
hrs., brand new. Moving need to sell,
$900 OBO. (863) 381-4668. 6:15p
X-FACTOR 2 NITRO monster truck..
Brand new, only used 4 hrs. (863) 381-
4668, $350. 6:15p
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT 3 person
work bench, $200; computer system,
$200; Stair stepper, $75; treadmill,
$150. 781-2826 call after 5. 6:15p
NEW 20x25 STEEL bldg., still crated,
$5,000. (863) 773-6616 or (863) 445-
0915 cell. 6:8-15p


2 BEDROOM SINGLE wide mobile
home, $8,995. Crystal Lake Village.
773-3582. 6:8-7:6c
2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE homes from
$450/month and up, plus deposit, no
pets, quiet family park, close to ele-
mentary school in Wauchula. Call
today (863) 698-4910. 6:8-29c


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14x56 IN PARK. Can be moved. 767-
8822 or 773-64414. 6:15tfc


Pet


FERRETS FOR SALE! With 5'cage,
call after 5 p.m., 781-2826. 6:15p
3 CHIHUAHULA puppies with health
certificates, 8 weeks old. 773-0166.
6:15p


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.
tfc-dh
To err is human, topurr is
feline.


REDUCED 2BR/1BA, 1,024 sq. ft. heated,
Central Air & Heat in Wauchula with nice priva-
cy fence. Good starter home.Asking $115,000.
Home in Riverview 2BR/1BA Fully Renovated
Interior CB home with central air & heat on
100x125 fenced lot. Asking $149,900.
Duplex in Zolfo Springs Great investment
opportunity 4BR/2BA total & Central Air &
Heat. Asking $138,000.
Move Back to the Country 3BR/2BA 2005
Doublewide Mobile Home on 5 Acres in Zolfo
Springs. Large front & back porch, pmnd, horse
stalls and a small workshop. Call our office today
for all the details. Being Offered At: $179,900.
Great Home for a Great Price Nice home for a
large family 4BR + Den/2BA, 1,892 sq. ft. heat-
ed with inground pool, 2 sheds, open area in the
rear, some private and chainlink fencing on 2.5
Acres. 1/3 mile from Lake Hendry. Located 6
miles east of Ft. Meade, Florida. MLS# 183867 -
$249,000.
Spacious Home + Acreage 3BR/2BA, 2 Car
Garage Large Home with large pole barn and a
fishing pond. New Carpet & New Paint. Plenty of
room for enjoying a country lifestyle within a
bike ride to town. MLS# 184963. Asking
$485,000.
REDUCED Must See To Appreciate Brand
New 2006 Doublewide 3BR/2BA, Fireplace, Very
Nice Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, Big
back yard with oak trees on paved road. Call us
for all the details. Asking $92,000.


Noey Adam Flores
Amanda Mishoe
Lisa Douglas


(863)
(863)
(863)


781-4585
781-3587
781-3247


Brand New Home on Beaftiful Land -
3BR/2BA, 2,000+ sq. ft. of living area, Central
Air & Heat, Fireplace, Beautiful Kitchen with
plenty of cabinet and counter space. Home is on
4.81 acres with two ponds, Great country set-
ting. Home is still under construction. Call today
for more details. Asking $332,500.
Beautiful Family Home 3BR/2BA 2 Story
home in Riverview. This home is in immaculate
condition and ready for it's nev~ owners.
Screened back and front porch, 1,966 sq. ft. of
living area. Being offered at $179,900.
MLS# 178258.
Nice 2002 DW 3BR/2BA, 1,296 sq. ft. on
1 AC in Fort Green. Asking $96,000.
Come and Take a Look at this Beautiful
Property 3BR/2BA CB home with' approxi-
mately 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.
Land Listing in Zolfo Springs 5 acres fronting
Sasser Road with pond. Great for residential
construction or mobile home. REDUCED
$89,000.


(863) 781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 245-6891
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John Freeman
Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano


HOUSE FOR SALE





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3 BR/1 Bth Home in Riverview. Fenced
in backyard. New laminate and tile
flooring. Remodeled interior.

$,929,8, $119,000 OBO.
Cal! 781-2525.


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR),
in Wauchula, is now hiring for the following positions.
Applicants must be at least 18 yrs of age & have a mini-
mum of a HS Diploma/GED.
THERAPISTS PT/PTA/OT/COTA Current FL
licensure & experience is required. Part time and Full
Time positions available.
CASE MANAGER BA in Social Work, Healthcare
or related field required. 3-5 yrs experience preferred.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CMA/C.N.A.
preferred. Secretarial experience required.
ACTIVITY COORDINATOR COTA preferred.
Experience in Occ. Therapy or Voc activities required.
Experience with brain injuries or special needs a plus.
C.N.A. Current FL licensure and experience required.
B, C, w/end shifts.
UTILITY SERVICE TECH- Electrical, plumbing &
tile work. Prefer 3-5 yrs experience.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECH- Trash removal, supply
deliveries & misc. cleaning duties.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT-
Provide direct care to clients. Must be patient, reliable &
trustworthy. C shift & weekends available. No experience
required.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., fax resume to 863-773-2041,
or e-mail to annettedhr@finr.net. EOE/DFWP c15:25tfc


Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue Wauchula, Florida 33873 i
(863) 773,3337 Fax: (863) 773.0144
. O.. (Tony Flores, Broker,'toY lb isteIty.trJifet' '
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oraiia@floresealty.net.
www.floresrealty.net


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This Lovely Home Is Ready for It's New Family 4BR/3BA 1980 CB Home with
Central Air & Heat, Ceramic.Tile & Carpet, Inground Pool, Fenced back yard,
Well for Irrigation. 2,129 heated sq. ft. This home is in excellent condition, very
clean and in desirable neighborhood. Being offered at $239,000..
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DESOTO COUNTY 5 acres on paved
roads, $150,000. HARDEE COUNTY -
1 acre on SR 64, $39,900. www.land-
callnow.com 1-941-778-7980/7565.
4:27-6:15c
4 ACRES WITH 3 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in good condition,
zoned commercial or residential,
close to town. Asking $137,000..
773-6692. 6:8-15p
BEAUTIFUL 3 BR/ 2 BA CB home in
great neighborhood. Built in 2001 with
a large screened porch on an acre lot.
Includes appliances and a bonus stor-
age shed. Call for appointment. 863-
781-2875. 6:15p


4719 N. Church Street, Bowling Green $195,000
Spacious 4 BR/3 bath home with swimming pool,
gazebo and fenced yard. Additional lot avallablel
King Real Estate Services, Judy Barnett 863-559-3237. s~me




JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker

OWNERS HAVE MOVED! READY TO SELL! 3 BR/2 BA cedar home on
approximately 1.52 acres within 1 mile of town. Beautiful home with many
upgrades. Recently repainted. Country living close to town.
REDUCED TO $265,000!
264 acres! 5 miles east of towh. Includes grove and two houses.
Great investment! Call for details,
13.83 acres of grove and house. This great property comes with an
adorable 1 or 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 BA frame house and pole barns.
Asking only $375,000.
TWO 1 Acre tracts available in a new development area. Deed restricted.
Asking $37,500.
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite. Large oak tree on property with a 6"
l- deep well. Listed for $99,000.
4.8 Acres. Beautiful homesite close to town. Deed restricted.
Now only $91,000.
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
122 acres development property on US 98 near US 27.
Good quality citrus grove. Offered at $20,000 per acre!
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
REDUCED! Perfect location close to town off Popash Road! 2,514 total SF,
3 BR, 2 bath, open floor plan, CBS/stucco home on 5 beautiful acres! Lots
of beautiful old oaks! Deed restricted. Call Mary Rollins to see! $295,000!
Gorgeous 45 acre grove 7 miles east of town.
Great price at only $15,000 per acre!
POLK COUNTY 37 acres on Lake Lizzie. $1,100,000.


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Mary Rollins
Joseph F. Smith "
Robert Jones
Tanya Dubberly


Realtor Associates
(863)781-9495 Ben Gibson
(863)781-1851 Bruce E. Schackelford
(863)781-1423 John H. Gross
(863)781-3069


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
'Wauchyla, FL 33873
PERFECT LOCATION! 2255 square feet, 3 or 4 bed-
rooms on approximately acre in desirable neighbor-
hood. This home has been updated with customized
kitchen, new floors, baths and much more! $250,000.
COME AND SEE THIS large 4B/2Bth home on 2.5
lots, 3397 sq. ft., 2 fireplaces, spacious rooms including
family, dining, living and 2 utility rooms; 12x15 work-
shop with electricity. $250,000.
NEW PRICE! 17 Acres and lovely 3B/2Bth Brick home;
beautiful ceramic tile floors, fireplace, large kitchen and
much more; entrance has satellite gate and alarm sys-
tem. $455,000.
ONE OF A KIND! Beautiful country home one mile
from town on 2.5 acres; latest upgrades; 4B/2Bths.
$395,000.
Commercial corner lot; 90x1139, high and dry ready for
building. PRICE JUST REDUCED! $200,000.
RENTAL:PROPERTY large home has one apart-
ment plus possible studio apartment on back; quiet
neighborhood; yard has large oaks. $100,000.
OWNER VERY MOTIVATED! 2677 sq. ft. stucco
home, recently renovated; 3B/2Bth, inside utility, and
fireplace, perfect location for walking to school and
shopping. Make an offer today!
RECENT PRICE REDUCTION on this 4B/1.5Bth
home, inside utility, garage; located in family neighbor-
hood. Listed at $150,000.
IMMACULATE! This well-kept hbme is a 3B/2Bth,
1838 sq. ft. and features carpet/ceramic tile floors, some
furniture included in sale; nice yard with automatic
sprinkler system; new roof; metal storage and boat
shed; located in a good neighborhood. $165,000.

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


(941)737-2800
(941)725-1358
,(863)273-1017
6:15c


WE BUY HOMESI Stop foreclosure.
We can help! Call Mike/Stephanie
(407) 474-2388 or (813) 719-6263.
6:8-7:6p



1988 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Presidential
Edition, 5th wheel, $7,000 or best
offer. 781-3090. 6:8-15c


FOR LEASE new retail/office/storage
space approx. 1200 sf at SR 17 and
SR 64 Zolfo Springs. Call 863-781-
4144. 6:15p
HOUSE FOR RENT. 773-6667. 6:15c
FT. M E A D E *
Several very nice apartments avail-
able in nice neighborhood. Suitable
I for adults. Call Sheila 375-9988, 285-
7203,781-4927. 6:8tfc


ATTENTIONI State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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DESOTO COUNTY 80 acres will split.
$20,000 per acre. www.landcall-
now.com 1-941-778-7980/7565.
4:27-6:15c
RESTAURANT FOR RENT or sell, over
100 seats, good location. (863) 285-
7777 or (941) 234-7709. 5:18-6:15p


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687'up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tfc


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
MichaelAdams
LOOKING FOR VALUE? This 3B/2Bth home comes
with some furniture, 12x20 concrete floored workshop
with electricity and water, nice lot with plenty of fruit
trees. See today! $126,000.
2B/1Bth M/H, located on nice, large lot; storage shed.
Listed at $50,000.
6 ACRES, road frontage; large oaks, fruit trees, one
acre pond and 4" well; beautiful homesite or weekend
retreat! $110,000.
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
120 acres of beautiful, high and dry land; located in
eastern Hardee County; development potential; good
hunting. Call today for details.
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.
GREAT LOCATION FOR BUILDING! 4 Acres with 2
wells, electrical hookup, septic tank, fenced on 3 sides
ready for new construction or mobile home. $90,000..
IDEAL HOMESITES! One 5 acre tract @ $90,000 and
One 9.50 acre tract @ $171,000 high and dry; on coun-
ty maintained road; two 2"wells.
Western Hardee County 5 acres cleared with 6" well;
convenient location. $100,000.
Commercial lot, Highway 17, busy location. $75,000.
STATE ROAD 66 Commercial corner lot and 1200
sq. ft. building. Losted at $175,000.
4 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL property plus suite of
offices, fruit scales, outdoor workshop/shed, fenced;
located just outside of city limits. $198,500.

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230
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HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Discover a richly satisfying
and rewarding future where
compassionate profession-
als like you make a positive
difference in the lives of
hospice patients and their
families every day. Join us
in one of the following
opportunities based out of
our Sebring office:

ARNP
Provide primary or consultative
hospice and palliative care serv-
ices to patients and families in
Highlands/Hardee counties under
the protocol of our Medical
Services Director and team; and
participate in interdisciplinary
team decisions.

MASTER OF
SOCIAL WORK
Seeking per diem MSW to con-
duct initial assessments and pro-
vide a variety of psychosocial
services to hospice patients and
families facing end-of-life issues.
LCSW preferred. Flexible
schedule available during a few
shifts per week/month!

LPN
Full-time LPN needed to provide
continuous care visits to patients
and families in home, nursing
home or ALF settings. Spend
entire shift at the bedside with
one patient providing direct,
personal care. 4p-12a.

Our team members receive a
competitive salary and out-
standing benefits package,
Including 28 days of paid time
off your first year, in-house
CEU's, tuition reimbursement,
retirement plan, mileage and
much morel

For consideration, please call
Jen at (800) 464-3994 or fax
resumes to (863) 687-6977.
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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 6:15c
HOUSES, APARTMENTS, trailers,
weekly, monthly, $350/wk., $700/mo.
lease. 863-370-2393 or 773-6616.
5:18-6:15p
COMMERCIAL OFFICES, stores,
warehouses, 20,000 s.f. available.
Build to suit. 773-6616. 5:18-6:15p


ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on :
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, 2
familial status or national origIn,
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


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


New Listing: Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. and
lot. With 22x32 garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05.
Appliances including washer & dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
New Listing: Beautiful 4BR/2BA Double Wide MH on 1 1/4 AC. Porch
built across back. This is a must see $136,500.
Beautiful homesite. You can hide away in this approx. 8.7 acres of
wooded property with creek and Oak hammock. Call for more infor-
mation.
Approximately 40 acres. Call for information.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $33,000 Reduced to.
$21,500 per acre.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings! ;
Topsy See, Broker Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Or e-mail us at: TSEEREALESTATE@yahoo.com 6:15c


For Rent Mountain cabin, Bryson City, N.C. Sleeps 4 to S. Alarca area,
secluded, $500/week. Bring toothbrush. Call Bart
Commercial 4 Lots Hwy 17 $225,000. Bowling Green.
160 ac.-120 ac. citrus/40 ac.woods. 2 wells w/jets. Lots,of rd. frntg.
$14,000/ac.
House in Bowling Green. 4BR/2Bth on Big lot. $160,000.
18.9 ac. Ft. Green, C-2 Zoning, Hwy 62 Frontage, frame home incl., $500,000.
57 ac. total. 38 ac citrus w/2wells, microjet and 19 ac. in woods $14,000 per ac.
37 ac.- 1/2 pasture, 1/2 Hamlin on Swingle, mir&o irrigation. $14,000 per ac.
40 ac. Wol[ c Ptg" util _i C opan mtertopn in
kitchen, w f fl ff'irs TrepricWTna'ffsr b0dro aha In g Y Tdh5S00,000.
75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
40 ac. citrus, well, microjet, hard road frntg., can divide, $21,000 per ac.


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(863) 773-212

SREALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS,
JOHN H. O'NEi
Sandy Larrison
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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GREAT LOCATION! Residential 4 BR, 2.5 bath brick home on 4 acs.
lot in Frostproof ready for your has dble paved road frontage.
home. This 50'x330' lot is priced at Minutes from Zolfo Springs. Many
$11.500! extras and many new amenities.
4 BR, 2 bath home in Golfview with Call today for full details. $339,900!
2457 living SF. New A/C, 1 yr old 34.4 ac. Valencia grove with red &
roof, in ground screened pool. land- green jets. Good producer. $460,000.
escaped yard, and appliances.
$250,000! Fish, Hunt & Relax! 1,132 acs. on
beautiful Charlie Creek. Good cit-
20 ac. Hamlin grove between Avon rus groe or cash fow. Abundant
Park & Wauchula. Mostly young wildlife. Great home, barns & office.
trees, increasing in production with $15,116.000!
micro-jet irrigation. $260,000!
20 ac. Hamlin grove approx. 2.5 18 acBprime development. South
miles east of Wauchula. Paved rd side of Bowling Green. Future land
frontage. $320,000! use is Highway lixed Use.
$622,000!
Serene beautiful homesites in the
country await you! One 5 ac. par- Ready for your new home! Three 5
eel is cleared & pasture, listed for acre tracts in western Hardee Co.
$99,000. An adjacent 9.47 ac. par- Asking $100,000 each! Make your
cel has a small lake (complete with offer today. Owners motivated!
ducks) and 4" diameter well, listed Take part and locate your business
for $189,000. Seller will consider in this growing commercial area!
assistance with buyer closing costs. 450' on North Florida Ae. Zoned
BUY BOTH FOR $259,000! commercial. $360,000!
Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
Inverness area. Two minutes from 3BR, 2 bath CB home on 5 acs.
boat landing to the WVithlacootchee. with paved county road frontage.
One tract has well, septic & electric Screened porch and above ground
plus fill for your home. $60.000! pool. New barn and round pen, per-
PRICE REDUCED! Don't miss this fect for horses. Conveniently located
opportunity to have your own 5 midway between Sebring and Zolfo
acs. on beautiful Peace River. Very Springs $375,000!
close to Wauchula. Now $100,000!


Vacant corner lot 62x175, located on West Main St., Wauchula. In the
downtown Historical district, building ready. $175,000.
309 Illinois Ave. Large frame home. 4/2. Large lot. $67,500.
509 Peace Dr., 2/1. H/A, nice lot. $80,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
319 SE 7th St., Ft. Meade, large lot, 3/2 with air, like new, $165,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhyme Road, $300,000.
1 acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000.


Beautiful 4B/2Bth, country home one mile from
town on 2.5 acres; spacious and modern kitchen
with all the latest upgrades, tile floors, cathedral
ceilings. A must see!


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June 15, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B.


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Classifieds-


ADULT PARK Crystal Lake. We have
RVs for sale and rent. Some can be
,moved. 767-8822. 3:16tfc


D.C. PHONE SERVICE Residential
and small business installation and
repair. Specializing in mobile homes,
computer wiring, 35 years experience.,
773-9179. 4:27-6:29p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION Car-
ports, screen rooms, additions, pool
cages. Harold Howze Construction.,
735-1158. 4:6-6:22p


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


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING, houses,
trailers, farm equipment. (863) 245-
6272. 6:15p
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE service.
Commercial and residential, insured,
locally owned and operated. Free
Estimates. Call My Florida Landscape
Service. 863-832-2102. 6:15-7:13p
NOBLE LAWNS Quality service at
affordable prices. Free Estimates.
781-3559. 6:8-7:6p
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER to sit
with your elderly or disabled.
References. Full or part time. 863-773-
9727. 6:8-7:6p


, McQUAIG'S FENCE SERVICE -
Specializing in barb wire and board
fencing. Wayne McQuaig, owner, 1-
863-228-7369 Nextel 159*224977*12.
5:25-6:29p


2003 F-350 Lariat Ft. Meade '
Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel 385-26 0
800-226-3325
Black with tan leather. Beautiful!
c$28,9990 STEDE I I&B




Needed for 79 bed SNF. If you like geriatrics.
come join the Hardee Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person or by fax.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959
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Every Friday, Saturday, A
a Sunday
*Restrooms
.*Water
*Electric

Bowling Green Flea Market
781-1062 clo0:20ofc


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Break down anywhere in town and we'll be there in a hurry!
Call us for 24-hour Emergency Service.

1-863-375-4441
Jimmy Hill Dan Hill
(863) 781-3090 (863) 781-3091
24-Hour Emergency Towing Lowest Possible Rates Fast, Reliable Service


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


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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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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
HARDEE WELCOME GROUP of
Alcoholics Anonymous is moving to
First Baptist of Zolfo Springs, 4th St.
Starting June 4. 6:1-29nc


Bo Espino.
Auto Technician


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.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
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.
7:18tfcdh


Truck Drivers Wanted
Taking applications for team drivers to haul cat-
tle out West. Must have clean MVR and Class A
CDL license. Must be at least 25 and have three
years experience OTR.
Call 863-781-0669 or 863-735-9574, if no answer
leave name, number, and brief message.
Someone will get back with you. 5:25-6:15p




Needed for 79 bed SNF If you like geriatrics
come join the Hardee Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person or by fax.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959
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5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
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Open:
Mon Sat
-8:00 -5:00
- 375-4461


* We repair most
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
and insured!
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That's exactly where
Billy goes for all
his customers.
He goes the distance!
Sell your House to Billy Hill today!





Pay no commission fees!
Pay no closing costs!

781-1062 ,.


NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly tent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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Billy Hill


LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 06/27/06
at 10:30 am the following vehicles will
be sold for towing and storage charges:
Year: 28 Make: LOAD Model: TL
VIN#: 4ZEGF4829W1123840. Sale to
be held at:' ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN. FL. 33834.
Roberts Towing reserves the right to
bid. cl6:15c
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 06/27/06
at 10:30 am the following vehicles will
be sold for towing and storage charges: '
Year: 88 Make: MAZDA Model: PK
VIN#: .M2UF313XT0333247. Sale to
be held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN, FL. 33834.
Roberts Towing reserves the right to
bid. cl6:15c


HOURS
Mon. Fri. 8-6
Sat. 8-12


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


5 YOUNG COWS or springing heifers,'
will pay cash. Leave message at 781-
3100. 6:8-29p


THURSDAY, 7:30- ? 665 Hanchey Rd.
Clothes, lamps, misc. 6:15p
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. ? 218 N. 9th Ave.
Lots of misc. items. 6:15 p
ESTATE SALE call 781-0059 evenings
5-8 for directions. Furnished house -
everithing must go. 6:15p
WE HAVE LOTS of new clothing; 8" or
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Caitlin Castaneda, Kaprion Powell, Melanie Harshburger, Rachel Burton, Lindsay
Cooper, Althea Madronal, Danielle Smith, teachers Mandy and Curtis Bell, Zachery .
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's official!
Effective Monday, Wauchula
bills for water, sewer and garbage
collection will be higher. The
Wauchula City Commission passed
second and final reading of ordi-
nances allowing increases for all
three without any public opposi-
tion.
Overall, the utility rate increases
for low use customers will be less
than $5 and will be reflected on the
next city bill they receive. The
$4.88 increase is 43 cents for the
person using 3,000 or less gallons
of water a month, $2.71 for sewer
and $1.33 for garbage collections.
Increases were necessary to meet
deficits in each of the accounts, a
situation auditors question. Each
department account is supposed to
meet its expenses without use of
tax dollars or revenue earmarked
for another department. "Rates
have not been raised since 2001
and no longer meet the expenses of
doing business," said City Manager
Rick Giroux during last month's
discussion on first reading of these
ordinances.
The ordinances also provide for
automatic annual adjustments of
not more than five percent to adjust
for "typical increases in the Con-
sumer Price Index" and prevent
deficits from occurring again.
Naturally, any new customers will
automatically move into the higher
rates.
WATER
The portion of the city utility bill
for water will be a base rate of
$7.59 per month for those using 0-
3,000 gallons. For those using
3,000 to 6,000 gallons, there is a
$1.10 extra charge for each 1,000
gallons over the 3,000 minimum.
Similarly, from 6,000 to 9,000 gal-
lons the cost grows to $10.89 plus
$2.16 for every 1,000 gallons over
6,000.
The highest users face larger
increases. From 9,000 to 15,000,
the rate is $17.35 plus $2.44 for
every 1,000 over 9,000 gallons.
And for anything over 15,000 gal-'
lons a month, the rate is $31.94
plus $2.73 for every 1,000 gallons
over 15,000.
SEWER
Sewer rates are correlated with
water bills, billed based on the cus-
tomer's water meter size and water
consumption. If customers are riot
connected to city water, but are
connected to the sewer service, the
minimum rates will apply.



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Customers outside the city limits
pay a 25 percent surcharge..
For the minimum residential or
commercial three-quarter-inch
meter, the minimum sewer charge
is now $29.65 for 6,000 gallons,
with a monthly rate of an addition-
al $4.94 per unit of 1,000 gallons or
portions.
Rates increase proportionally
according to the meter size. For
one-inch meters, it is $34.19 per
month. It goes up to $59.32 for 1.5-.
inch meter, $84.76 for two-inch
meter, $153.20 for three-inch and
$239.69 for four-inch, usually only
a large user such as a school.
SOLID WASTE
Solid waste (garbage) fees are
divided into collection and disposal
costs. The disposal costs are adjust-
ed to meet the tipping fees at the
county landfill.
New residential rates are $18 for
Collection and $5.45 for disposal, a
total of $23.45.
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Classes are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the Citrus Center on the
Highlands Campus off U.S. 27
South in Avon Park. The seminar is
designed for builders, inspectors,
architects and interior designers.
Wednesday's all-day session on
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air infiltration and insulation, win-
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Thursday afternoon's seminar
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fee for the two-day, 14-hour pro-
gram is $275. Lunch for both days
is included.
To register for the seminar or for
further information, contact Lorrie
Key, coordinator, at ext. 7268 at
773-2252.


election cost is $24 per month. The
disposal fee varies from the collec-
tion size, with a minimum of
$10.89 for 0 to 3,000 square feet
(C-1). C-2 of 3,001 to 10,000
square feet is $21.76, C-3 of 10,001
to 20,000 square feet is $65.27 and
C-4 of over 20,001 square feet is
$43.52.
Commercial dumpster-type con-
tainer collection varies by the size
and number of collections. There is
a low of $57 for a two-yard con-
tainer collected twice a week. The
23 categories increase to an eight-
yard container collected six times a
week at a monthly cost of $389.


IMPACT FEES
To meet state mandates to main-
tain levels of service and keep pace
with the growth of water and
wastewater (sewer) expenses,
expansions will cost new residents
in the form of impact fees.
The installation and tapping fees
will vary from water connection of
$550 to $1,500,, depending on the
size of the water line and meter.
SSewer costs will vary from $500 to
$700, again depending on the size.
People outside the city 'limits
using city services will have larger
impact fees depending on the size
and usage.


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
June 11, Rose Lee Jackson, 39, of Jordan Labor Camp, Ona, was
arrested by Dep. Kyle Bermingham and charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 11, Julio Vasquez Fabian, 23, of 507 DeSoto St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Todd South. -..n.warrants alleging failure to appear in
court on charges of domestic battery IW'no valid license.
June 11, Van Robert Miller, 51, 26 E. Thomas St., Avon Park, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with DUI.
June 11, residential burglaries on Manatee Street and on SR 62 were
reported.
June 10, Estaban Reynosa, 20, General Delivery, Frostproof, was-
arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Trp. R. Cloud and charged with DUI,
and no valid license.
June 10, Tony Lee Puentes, 20; of 5410 Pebble Beach Drive,
Lakeland, and Jorge David-Torres Villanueva, 18, of 315 SR 62, Wauchula,
were arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and each charged with possession of
alcohol under 21.
June 10, burglaries on Roberts Road and on Doc Coil Road and crim-
inal mischief on U.S. 17 North were reported.
June 9, Randall David Packard, 42, of 10560 Wheeler St., Punta
Gorda, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-support. He
was detained on capiases alleging failure to appear in court on charges of
driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle with an expired
tag.
June 9, Davie Rodriguez, 21, of 1824 Kazen Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 9, Brandy Renee Kemp, 29, of 1622 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging her with violation
of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
June 9, Ronnie Lee Boyd, 45, of 409 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Kyle Bermingham and charged with threat against a pub-
lic servant, theft and resisting arrest without violence.
June 9, a residential burglary on Paladeo Acres, a theft on College
Lane and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and one Honeysuckle Street
were reported.
June 8, Melissa Ann Terry, 35,' of 2076 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with possession
of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 8, Senghor Dice Despinosse, 24, of 441 Cart Court, Kissimmee,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charge throwing a deadly missile).
June 7, Corey Tyrone Outley, 27, of 279 Bishop Drive, Gainesville,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges petit theft, possession of marijuana and dri-
ving while license suspended).
June 7, Claudia Estella Mancillas, 24, of 409 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of pro-
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June 7, Christine Renay Toler, 32, of 1445 Ben Hill Griffin Drive,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a warrant from
Cumberland County, Pa., alleging failure to appear in court.
June 7, a 16-year-old Bowling Green youth was arrested by Dep. Joe
Marble on an order to take into custody.
June 7, a theft on SR 62 was reported.
June 6, Joanie Valdez Garcia, 23, of 125 E. Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of violation of probation (original
charges possession of methamphetamine and child neglect).
June 6, Tonie Anthony Braswell, 43, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kyle Bermingham on Highlands.
County warrants charging him with violation of probation (original charges
Sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine).
June 6, Michael Paul Dawson, 31, of 5189 Hammock Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. M. Williams on a capias alleging aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.
June 6, a tag stolen on Rigdon Road and a vehicle stolen on SR 66
were reported.
June 5, Jesus Junior Lopez, 33, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in court on a
charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 5, Crystal Leeann Wilson, 19, of 3006' Hickory Court, Zolfo
Springs; was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of failure to pay fines
on convictions for two counts of domestic battery.
June 5, Jesse Gene Roberts, 33, of 8421 SR 64 West, Ona, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
June 5, Morris Leon Yates, 27, of Hobb Road, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on capiases alleging failure to appear in
court on charges of petit ,ieft and resisting arrest without force.
June 5, Daniel Shane Keene, 35, of 1436 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga'and charged with trespass on property.
June 5, a residential burglary on Red. Barh Lane, thefts on Morgan
Grive Road, Bostick Road and U.S. ,17 North, criminal mischief on Terrell
Road and on U.S. 17 South and a fight on Chamberlain Boulevard were
reported.
WAUCHULA
June 11, Isaih Fuentes, 49, of 1149 Downing Circle, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with domestic battery.
June 11, a theft on East Main Street was reported.
June 10, Dewayne Gilbert Faulkner, 40, of 530 E. Broward St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte on Highlands County
warrants charging him with two counts of falsely obtaining property. He
was also charged with driving while license suspended.
June 10, criminal mischief on Eason Drive was reported.
June 9, Jessica Ann Williamson, 30, of 2440 Edge Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
June 9, Gabriel Lopez Meliton, 36, of 612 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.
June 9, a theft on North Florida Avenue was reported.
June 8, Damisha Patrice Carlton, 27, of, 879 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a Highlands County war'
rant alleging failure to appear in court on a charge of obtaining property
with a worthless check;
June 8, a theft on West Palmetto Street was reported.
June 7, Benjamin Warric Cooney, 27, of 12785 NW 17th Ave., Miami,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of marijua-
.na.
June 6, criminal mischief on West Oak Street and a theft on Louisiana
Street were reported.


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June 5, Kristen Lenore Strickland, 19, of 329 Casa Blanca Road,
Monticello, was arrested by Det. Sgt. David Stimson and charged with bur-
glary of a residence, petit theft and possession of a prescribed medication:'
without a prescription.
June 5, thefts on West Carlton Street and South Florida Avenue were
reported. '
BOWLING GREEN
June 11, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
June 10, Mitchell Kelly Hensley, 30, of 2679 Hutchinson Road, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with aggravated.,
battery.
June 5, a theft was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 11, Chris Lee Minton, 14, of 827 SR 64 West, Zolfo Springs,
Joseph William Allman, 15, of 2218 Ridgewood Drive, Winter Haven, and
James Ray Mitron Jr., 11, of 807 SR 64 West and a 9 year-old youth were
arrested by Ofc. Ricky Selph and each charged with burglary of a structure
and grand theft. Minton and Allman were each also charged with resisting
arrest without force.
June 11, business burglaries on SR 66 and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.
June 8, a residential burglary on Suwannee Street was reported.'
June 6, a theft was reported.


June 5, criminal mischief on Fifth Street was reported.


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MEETING REGARDING
ZOLFO SPRINGS UTILITY
SERVICE TERRITORY

The Town of Zolfo Springs will have a public hearing of the
Council- on June 30, 2006 at 6:00. RM., to hear any objections
raised regarding the Town's Resolution 2006-01, and the Town's
proposal to establish a utility territory pursuant to Chapter 180,
Florida Statutes. Any objections must be in writing and-received
by the Town at City Hall, 3210 Highway 17 S, PO Box 1640, Zolfo
Springs, Florida 33890 no later than 4:00 RM. on June 28, 2006.
A copy of the.resolution can be reviewed at City Hall. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council of
Zolfo Springs made in Regular or Special Meeting Session, with
the respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he/she will
need record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, which record includes testimony is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which any
appeal is to be based. Any person with a disability requiring rea-
sonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should contact the Town Clerk.at (863) 735-0405.

ATTEST:
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-
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Printed as a PibllS.Servir
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-' ,311
375-3100
Sunday School 10:00 -.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
S4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs .........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .9:45 a;.m.,
o'rnig hi' ..:....:..:.. ..... 1 0 -a a .m.
Youth Fellowship....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ....................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
SBaptist Church Road 773-9013.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................Ib00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00:p.m.
Wednesday'Prayer ............,.7:00.p.ni
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DELDIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De PredicaCion11:00,p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.ni.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .... 7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion !..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School 1 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:30 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

ONA

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


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 ..................1100 a.m.
Disciples Training ........:............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.......................6:00 p.m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
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 Tine ...... .....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.


CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
, Sunday School ..... ~ ......10:0Qa, n4
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 Serv ice 1100 a m..
Wednesday) ... 7.00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
SWill Duke Road.
: 773-2249'
Sunday Morning Worship'........9:3,0 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class 11 30 m
Sunday E ening Worship 6-00 p m
Wed: Night Bible Class ..........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2hd Sunday of Month.4'...........:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin LutherKing 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)..7:3D p.m.


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WAUCHULA

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

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W., Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CIURCHI
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, Mietcoles ........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 .
810W. 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 9:3'0a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m..
Wed. Night Dinner..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ...........:..........7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m,
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.........;..,.....7:30 p.ni.
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 ...................7:06 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 Fellovship..................11:00 a.m.
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday ...................5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .........:5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......... ..7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ......................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................. 11:00 a.m.
,(C< ole) .:0.- q- ..... f1...1:00 p.m.
-Djii. M ii in Engq ........... 83 a.m.
S 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. "Qth Ave. 773.4368
Sunday School. 9 45 a.m.
SMornng Worshiup. I1 00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 00 p.m.
'Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.

':'SPIRIT IND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946'
-Sunday Morning Worship. .. 10:30 a.m.
SEvening Wotship .. ..... .. 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 .... ..... ..q: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............ 11:00 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 & FT.H ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
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 .m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 atm.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy I
Fellowship ...............7-9 ppm.

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.


It was a break-in along the lines
of Goldilocks and the three bears!
A burglar broke into the
Thomas Schimmel home in
Michigan, rounded up the valu-
ables, and ate a bowl of cereal.
Thomas discovered the theft
when he came home. He called
the police. They arrived, investi-
gated and left. Then Schimmel
decided to go to bed. But when he
got to his bedroom, he found the
burglar sleeping in his bed. He
slept through the investigation.
Isn't that just like sin. It's not
only stupid, it stupefies. .
That's why the Bible 'says,
"Awake to righteousness, and sin
not!"


SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Galatians Ephesians Ephesians John John John John
5:1-26 4:1-16 4:17 5:2 14:1-14 14:15-31 15:1-17 15:18-16:4a
Scnptures Selected by The Amerncan Bible Soiety
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Youth Applaud Their Favorite Seniors


The annual "Young At Heart"
reception was held on May 12 at the
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center
in Wauchula. The event is spon-
sored by the Hardee County
Council on Aging, during the month
of May, Older American's Month,
to recognize and honor Hardee
County's senior residents.
r Ann Martin, executive director of
rH.O.P.E. of Hardee, welcomed
everyone. The Rev. Bob Norman of
the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula led the invocation and
Jack Clark, vice president of the'
,Hardee County Council on Aging
,led the flag salute.
A plaque was presented to the
SRev. Harrison Conley, 94, for being
recognized as this year's outstand-
ing and oldest senior present.
The winners of the "My Favorite
Older Person" essay contest were
Next on the program. The essay
contest is conducted in the fifth
grade classes of Hardee County's
four elementary schools. There
were a total of 186 essays submitted
this.year.
Judges from Highlands County
selected the winning essays. The
winners were: first place Briona
Speights, Bowling Green Elemen-
tary; second place Kayla Knight,
North Wauchula Elementary; third
place Jennifer Napier, Wauchula
Elementary; and the Extraordinary
Achievement Award went to Cody
S Dayfert from Zolfo Elementary.
Tim Davis, minister of music at
First Baptist Church of Wauchula,
provided the entertainment for the
event:
The winning essays are printed
unedited below:

GAYLE McCOLLUM
by Briona Speights,
First Place Winner
Everyone should have a favorite
older person that they should
respect or admire, they might have
an aunt, an uncle or a grandma or a
grandpa. I admire my grandma
because she's been thee for me
when I've really needed someone to
talk to. I need my grandma to talk to
when my baby sister was born


because it was the first time 1 ever
felt left out. I never felt that way
when my two brothers were born. I
guess because this was her fourth
child and I was older and thought
that she didn't like me anymore, but
my grandma helped me to see that
all my mom was doing is taking
care of my baby sister. Now I love
my baby sister and she loves me. So
thanks to my grandma I love my lit-
tle sister.
My grandma also taught me how
fo sew. Sewing is fun. It's also hard
work to do, you really have to
watch your stitches when you sew.
But I really respect her so much
because she raised six kids because
her nieces' parents died in a car
crash and she took care of all of
those kids. And I respect her a lot
for just being there for me. So I
respect her, love her and I care
about her.

FINDLAY PATE
by Kayla Knight,
Second Place Winner
My favorite older person is
Findlay Pate. Many people proba-
bly knew him because he worked
for years at the Ona Research
Center. He died not to long ago, but
in my heart he is fully alive.
He wasn't related to me at all, but
his son and my dad are close to each
other like brothers. That is how I
got to know him. He was an
extremely great person.
He probably knew me since I was
in my mom's stomach. Though our
friendship started with hunting; hog
hunting to be exact. Almost every
time he and his son went, my dad
and I went too. As I got older and
my dad got busier, we didn't go as
much. When we did go, he was
there every time.
He stayed in shape. He walked I
think a mile or more everyday. He
also worked out at the YMCA
bright and early most mornings. He
also did a lot of,walking when we
went hog hunting.
I don't think he was ever mean to
anyone. He always seemed to be
loved by everyone to me. It was fun
watching him play with his grand-
son, Hue, he would always joke


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SFor the week exleed June 8, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,378 compared to
last week 4,384 and 9,565 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.


around with him. Mr. F; Illay was
really smart too. He just always
know what to say too.
Mr. Findlay and I had a really
good friendship. He even taught me
some of the things he did at the
research center. Also, he would
always make me smile when I saw
him. All I know is Mr. Findlay died
meaning something very, very spe-
cial to me.

PEARLE EARNEST
by Jennifer Nicole Napier,
Third Place Winner
I have an older person that I look
up to very much. My grandma
Earnest. She is one of the best peo-
ple I've ever known. She kind,
brave and she never quits. My
grandma is a wonderful person, and
I love her very much.
My grandma is a very kind
woman. She would always give us
candy and take us to the library, and
she would take us to McDonald's
right after that. I loved to go places
with her. And it was almost like she
knew everyone. If she wasn't
around saying hi then people would
ask us to tell her hi for them.
And another thing she was brave.
When I was about 5 years old my
grandma' was in an accident while
pulling out of Cat's Corner. This
accident put her in the hospital for
almost one month. And it took away
her voice. This was terrible but she
didn't give up on herself. She kept
trying to make things better and
while I helped we started to make a
better bond with each other. We
would visit at least once or twice a
week. She got better and better. And
since we played Rummy her
favorite card game all the time she
can beat any professional player at
it. She is my heroen.
My grandma is not a quitter. She
never shivers in the face of fear. My
grandma Earnest was finally better
after a month that she could go
home. And the more I saw her the
more she became my role model.
We taught her how to get around
again. And after a few falls we got
it down pat. She was consistent
with everything that she did.
I love my grandma she is my
favorite. She's everything that I
want to be brave, consistent and
kind to others. I will always remem-
ber her as heroen.

GRANDMA
by Cody Dayfert,
Extraordinary Achievement


My favorite older person is my
grandma because she loves me,
cares about me and she checked on
me and I love her to. When she
needs help I always help her. Here's
the thang she buy mr :tull I need
like school supplies for me. She
take care of me when I get hurt of
sick and I take care of her when she
hurt of sick and when I'm lonely
she comfort me when I'm sad she
cheer me up. When I have a prob-
lem she'd try to help me and I'm in
trouble she help me. When she is in
trouble, has a problem, sad or lone-
ly I'll help her to.

We also have fun too. We make
cookies, go swimming together, go
fishing, read books, play catch, go
to rent and watch movies, listen to
music, draw and color, walk togeth-
er, go camping, and make chocolate
milk, and we play with her dogs,
cats, pigs, cows, goat, chickens,
hamster, bunnies, parakeets and her
ferrit. She my favorite grandma
because she love me and I love so
much, We have fun together and
care about each other. We love each
other, we play with each other and
she is special to me.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Rev. Harrison Conley was selected as this year's
Outstanding Senior and is pictured receiving his plaque with his
granddaughter Erika Uuttu.


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At the reception, winners of the "My Favorite Older Person" essay contest received their awards.
Of 186 fifth graders who participated (from left) Cody Dayfert of Zolfo Elementary won the
Extraordinary Achievement award, Briona Speights of Bowling Green Elementary took first place,
Kayla Knight of North Wauchula Elementary second and Jennifer Napier of Wauchula Elementary
third place.


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Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 140.00-186.00;
300-400 lbs., 118.00-160.00; and
400-500 lbs., 107.00-135.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 127.00-167.50;
300-400 lbs., 109.00-139.00; and
400-500 lbs., 100.00-120.00


e. Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-50.00.

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Science Night At ZSES


emergency services from director


COURTESY PHOTOS
Cody Dayfert (left) and Kendall Grice enjoy teacher Beckie
Barden's science display.



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Experiments were displayed and
results of hypotheses were demon-
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oped by: i;i state were the basis for
the displays.
Community members were invit-
ed to display and discuss their con-
tributions also. Dr. Ross Hendry,
local veterinarian, allowed children
the opportunity to write their name
with a high tech laser, explaining its
use in medicine.
Jeff Cornelius and Marty
Ganious from Peace River Electric
brought their "city in a suitcase" to
demonstrate proper safety rules
regarding electricity. They also
brought gifts and information to
hand out to families.
Rich Shepard, county emergency
management director, explained
about disaster preparedness.
Kayton Nedza, science teacher,
explained about the aquifer and
demonstrated how water affects it.
Diane Youmans from Mosaic
brought fossils to display and vari-
ous handouts for the children.
Joe Cortez, local police officer,
demonstrated the technique of dust-
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one is different.
The cafeteria was packed with
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
A generous man will prosper; he
who refreshes others will him-
self be refreshed Whoever
trusts in his riches will fall, but
the righteous will thrive like a
green leaf.
Proverbs 11:25,28 (NIV)
FRIDAY
That Christ may actually live in
your hearts by faith. And I pray,
that firmly fixed in love your-
selves, you may be able to
grasp, with all Christians, how
wide and deep and long' and
high is the love of Christ .
may you be filled through all
your being with God Himself.
oEphesians 3:17-18a, 19 (PME)
SATURDAY
Then, wolves will live in peace
with lambs, and leopards will lie
down to rest with goats. Calves,
lions and young bulls will eat
together, and a little child shall
lead them .. they will, not hurt
or destroy each other in all My
holy mountain, because the
earth will be full of the knowl-
edge of the Lord, as the sea is
full of water.
Isaiah 11:6,9 (NCV)
SUNDAY
Our troubles are slight and
short-lived; and their outcome
and eternal glory outweighs
them by far
II Corinthians 4:17 (NEB)
MONDAY
Quiet down before God, be
prayerful before Him. Don't
bother with those who climb the
ladder, who elbow their way to
the top. Bridle your anger, trash
your wrath, cool your pipes; it
only makes things worse.
Before long, the crooks will be
bankrupt; God-investors will
soon own the store.
Psalm 37:7-8 (ME)
TUESDAY
(God said), "Behold the
dwelling of God is with men: He
will dwell with them, and they
*shall be His people, and God
Himself will be with them; He
will wipe away every tear from
their eyes, and death shall be no
more, neither shall there be
mourning, nor crying nor pain
any more.
Revelation 21:3-4a (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
(The Lord said), "Oh, that My
people would always have a
heart for Me, wanting to obey
My commandments. Then all
would go well with them in the
future, and with their children
throughout generations.
Deuteronomy 5:29 (TLB)


All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King. James
Version; (ME) The Message;
S(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
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Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
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Members of the Student Council were guides for Science Night.


Veterinarian Dr. Ross Hendry showed students how to use a laser to operate on animals.


Martha Delatorre and daughter Samantha learn a bit about science from teacher Tammy Albert.

Actually, this seems to be the There is a time in every man's To have respect for ourselves
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NWES Holds Country Field Day


Students compete in the '3ohn Deere Tire Pull Relay".


COURTESY PHOTOS
North Wauchula Elementary recently held its annual Field Days and the theme was "Livin'.in the
Country". Pictured above (from left) Amy Bryan, Jessica Powell and Jill Southwell pose around
the country decorations.


Hay Hurdles stood in the way of victory in this relay.


The children kicked soccer balls through obstacles in the "Tumbleweed Relay".


Stick pony "Rodeo Barrel Racing" was also a favorite event.


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grandchildren, and the num-
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The kids learned how to do their laundry through the "Laundry Day Relay".


The "Dizzy Donkey Relay" consisted of spinning several times around a bat.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Kevin William Robert Creed. 24.
Avon Park, and Joni Jaylene
Albritton, 25, Avon Park.
Joaauin Nuevo, 55, Arcadia, and


Hoefling and Rebecca Hoefling vs.
IDOB Inc., judgment to clear prop-
erty title.
Mary Stone vs. Margaret
Howell, dismissal of injunction-for
protection.
Jodi Oakes vs. Phyllip Mullis,
dismissal of injunction for protec-


Hilda Alvarado Olvera, 4QL-. tion.
*Arcadia. : I Ramon Rivera vs. Kylon
Carlos Torres, 19, Wauchula, and Trevino, dismissal of injunction for
SNora Sustaita Hernandez, 19, Zolfo protection.
Springs. Valerie E. Thomas-Bell vs.
SJose Junior Castillo, 23, Michael S. Pierce, order.
;Wauchula, and Paulo Antonia Michael McQuire and Theresa
:Rodriguez, 22, Wauchula. Craig, divorce.
Eugene Johnson, 56, Wauchula, Debbie David-Humes vs.
and Michele D. Johnson, 33, Richard Alvis Humes, injunction
Wauchula. for protection.
Mason L. Quinn, 31, Wauchula, Crystal Gayle Gillis and Randy
and Maria Rojas Adame, 32, Leon Gillis, divorce.
Wauchula. Beth Herrera vs. Dario Herrera,
injunction for protection.


The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
Sby the county judge:
State Farm Mutual Automobile
-Insurance Co. and Penny A.
Strange vs. Ellen Bass, consent
judgment.
Financial Portfolios II Inc. vs.
Diana Sue Hall, judgment.
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Roberto
Flores Jr., judgment.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Yvonne
Herrera, judgment.
State Farm Bank vs. Jessica Ann
:McCoy, dismissed.
Ford Motor Credit Corp. vs.
Augustine Herrera and Christine
Herrera, judgment.

There was no misdemeanor or
-criminal traffic court last week
due to the judge's vacation.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Melinda'S. Guevara and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Jessica N. Guevara, petition to
. establish child support order.
Juanita Garza vs. Jessie
':Martinez, petition for injunction for
protection.
Michelle Lopez vs. Reyes Lopez,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Michelle Vermilye and James
Yeomans vs. Guadalupe Almaguer
and Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Co., damages.
Deborah Davis Humes ,and
Richard Alvis Humes, divorce.
Rural Development vs. Tony
Perez et al, petoti. for mortgage
foreclosure.
George V. and Karen D. Porter.
vs. Restoration Experts Thc., peti-
tion to enforce lien.
Maria G. Tefft and David Alan
STefft, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Laddy Victor and Sylvia Ann
Harrell, vs. Florida Harvesters Inc.,
Chiles Inc. and Abelina Martinez as
personal representative, voluntary
:dismissal of defendant Chiles Inc.
Christine L. Wilson vs. Tony
Perez, child support order.
Thomas Turnbull and Sara
:Turnbull, voluntary dismissal.
Erwin. and Elvira Hoefling,
,Christoph Hoefling, Katharina

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Roberto Escobedo, purchase of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted,
transferred to drug pretrial inter-
vention (DPTI) program.
Marty Wayne Evans, possession
of cocaine, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted, transfer to
DPTI program.
Jose Manuel Flores, felony dri-
ving while license suspended, adju-
dication withheld, 18 months pro-
bation, $495 fine and court costs,
50 hours community service.
Stanley Jackson, armed robbery,
adjudication withheld, five years
probation, curfew, obtain GED
diploma, $495 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees; grand
theft and aggravated.assault with a
deadly weapon, not prosecuted.
Ronnie Wayne McCormick,
felony driving while license sus-
pended, not prosecuted, transferred
to county court with filing of crim-
inal traffic charge.
Glenda F. Selph, battery, battery
on a law enforcement officer and
resisting an officer with violence,
not prosecuted, transferred to count
c ourt with filing of misdemeanor
charges.
Julianne Smith, carrying a con-
cealed weapon, not prosecuted,
transferred to cotmty court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charges; utter-
ing forged bills, not prosecuted.
Terry James Walker Jr., violation
of probation (original charges two
counts grand theft of a firearm),
probation revoked, probation ter-
minated.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of clerk
of court:
Caroline M. Saunders as trustee
to Lallymix Farms LLP, $1.380
million.
Earl and Dorothy W. Tomlinson
to Ally Lee and Pheng Vang,
$130,000.
Maria Weldy to David Rickett,
$16,800.
Lambert Properties Inc. to
Russell-A. Melendy, $230,000. "
Robert M. and Dada L. O'Neal
to Wesley and Yvonne Redding,
$400,000.
J.R. Jr. and Lisa M. Prestridge to
Terra D. Bolin, $91,750.
Clarence Wendell and Annette
Elizabeth Cole to Roberto Estrada
Flores Jr., $360,000.
Roscoe and Debra S. Hilliard to
Robert and Rhonda K. Cole,
$185,000.
Debora K. (Crawford) and
Halcott L. Wilson to David L. Jr..
and Kimberly D. Reas, $200,000.
John Graham McQuaig and
Jennifer L. McQuaig to David
Rickett, $67,400.
Billie Joan Popham to David
Rickett, $16,800.
Donald S. and E. Irene Penewit
to Robert W. Gemind and Darlene
A. Gemind as trustees, $63,000.
B&S Grove Partnership 'to
Carlton Group LLC, $1,401,600.
Eleanor L. Rudd to Jed Jeremy
and Betty Jo Boyer, $50,000.
Oaks Investors Partnership to
Wang Y. Lee, $15,990.
Alger W. and Rebecca J.
Arkwood to Daniel R. Green,
$82,150.


Bluelynx Corp. vs. custom Crart
Modulars Inc., judgment.
Tommy Parker vs. Melissa Terry,
order.
Mason Quinn Sr. and Maria
Quinn, divorce.
Justina Byers vs. Pete Byers,
injunction for protection.
Chase Home Finance LLC vs.
Rubelci Galvez-Ortega, Donna
Galvez et al, mortgage foreclosure.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Nicholas James Alvarado, pos-
Ssession of marijuana, adjudication
withheld, 12 months drug offender
probation, curfew, evaluation and
treatment, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$495 fine and court costs; two
counts aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a weapon,
not prosecuted.
Joey Vinton Davis, violation of
probation (original charge grand
theft auto), probation revoked, 18
months community control -
house arrest, with same other terms
and conditions.
Robert Trevino, violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession
of methamphetamine), pr'obaLtion
revoked, 364 days in jail, license
suspended two years, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien; viola-
tion of probation (original charges
possession of a firearm by a felon
and possession of a short-barrel
shotgun rifle), probation revoked,
nine months in jail, concurrent, and
with credit for time served (CTS).
Christopher Lee Baker, grand
theft, fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer with active
lights and siren and felony driving
while license suspended, one year
one day Florida State Prison,
license suspended one year, $495
fine and court costs and $140 pub-
lic defender fees placed on lien;
aggravated assault on an officer,
not prosecuted.
David Joel Boyette, introducing
contraband into a county detention
facility, not prosecuted.
Kenneth Lee Coughlin, domestic
battery, not prosecuted, transferred
to county court with filing of mis-
demeanor charge; aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon and
domestic battery, not prosecuted.


Zolfo Springs Elementary fourth
Graders enjoyed a itci toAgFestf a
program sponsored by the Hardee
County Farm Bureau. On May 4
students loaded buses and jour-
neyed to the Cattlemen's Arena at
the fairgrounds.
David Royal greeted the group
and invited the students to visit the
various booths set up. Information
was delivered on various agricultur-
al aspects in Hardee County by
local farmers, ranchers, growers
and miners.
Greg Shackelford explained the
differences in purebred Brahma cat-
tle. Dan Smith discussed what mar-
ket beef was and showed the stu-


dents.how many different breeds of
cattle there :'hre : Dwayne Hulsey
was a hit showing off his cowboy-
ing techniques on his horse. But, the
real draw was the new foal and
momma horse in the next pen.
Steve Johnson, a citrus grower,
explained how to irrigate and grow
various types of citrus. Students
enjoyed the opportunity to squeeze
their own oranges and to-drink the
juice. Members of the high school
Future Farmers of America club
helped the students. They were also
shown a short film on the process of,
getting an orange from the tree to
the juice carton.
Buckhor Nursery showed off its


ornamental plants and how to care,
for them. Phosphate-wasgrepresent-.
ed by the local mines of Mosaic and
CF Industries. The chance to dig for
fossils was the highlight of the out-
ing.
A grilled hamburger meal was
provided for the kids before they
had to get on the bus and return to
school. Discussions about the many
exhibits fueled conversation for
many exhibits fueled conversation
for many days after the opportunity
to learn more about Hardee
County's agricultural community.

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Lure Of The Lakes


By Sue Ann Carpenter
For The Herald-Advocate
You wouldn't call it a migration,
but enough people have moved
from Wauchula to Lake Placid to
draw attention.
The features that attract them
are the same that have lured people
from the prestigious areas of Naples
and Miami: a peaceful small-town
atmosphere amidst pristine country-
side and lakes...lots of lakes. It's not
only beauty that beckons, but long-
ago memories of their childhood
weekends and summer getaways at
the water's edge. And for some,
there's a business opportunity. That
mix, along with nostalgia, is why so
many now call Lake Placid home.
Donald and Carla Gibbs moved
to Lake Placid permanently in the
1990s. Because Don had come as a
little boy to his parent's weekend
place and enjoyed the area, it was
always his dream to retire in Lake
Placid. "At first it was hard to leave
Wauchula, because we had a lot of
close friends. But it's not that far. I
still go to the Methodist Church
there. And lots of people have
moved here from Wauchula," Carla
Gibbs said.
They feel Lake Placid is nice,
clean and still has a small-town
atmosphere. They keep busy with
yard work, and Don prefers indoor
pistol range shooting two mornings
a week to keep him occupied. But
what keeps them young, is, their
grandchild, 7 1/2 year old Morgan.
"We have a pontoon, but don't
fish as much as we used to. Our son
has a ski boat and knee boards for
fun in the summer. Morgan is into
horses and shows them. She just
Placed first in Sebring. She did well
in several areas, winning firsts and
trophies. We always take her to her
lessons and are very proud of her."
Carla Gibbs said.
Their son Darryl Gibbs manages
the Lake Placid Badcock store on
U.S. 27, while his wife Tammy runs
the Wauchula Badcock store. He
grew up. in Wauchula and met
Tammy, a Lake Placid resident
through his sister's friend. "Lake
Placid is like Wauchula was forty
years ago. It's a really friendly com-
munity, with lots of retired people. I
grew up spending summers at my
grandparent's place they built in the
1940s on Lake June. This has
always been our family's escape.
When we had an opportunity to buy
the property on U.S. 27 for the new
store, we decided to move here,"
Darryl Gibbs said.
Darryl represents the third gener-
ation with the Badcock franchise
(his grandfather originally owned
the Wauchula store) and is the third
dealer store to upgrade to the "new
and more" look of Badcock and
More Home Furniture. "This works
so well for us. For our daughter, it's
a perfect world: she's sheltered and
protected and spoiled rotten by the
grandparents," said Darryl Gibbs.
Tammy Gibbs agrees, "My family
and in-laws live here, and they
wanted to be close to our daughter
and to see her grow."
Gayle (Don Gibbs' sister) and her
husband Marty Graham were both
from Wauchula. Although they still
own orange groves and lease land
for their cattle in Hardee County,
the office for their watermelon bro-
kerage is at Graham Farms in Avon
Park. Their son-in-law is also
involved in their successful busi-
ness which has them following the
growing season to Georgia, Indiana,
North Carolina and Maryland.
"We always spent our summers
here with the grandparents while
our parents worked, but the town of
Wauchula, the kids I grew up with
and graduated with, will always
have a special place in my heart.
Frankly, I was always shuttling here
for business or to see our grandkids.
It's great that our daughters (Lee;
Edwards and Lynn Tomblin) live
near us on Lake June. Lee is a radi-
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Lynn teaches at Lake Placid
Elementary," Gayle Gibbs said.
J. Ron Smith said, "For thirty
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years we practiced law and lived in
Lakeland, but Wauchula's always
been my hometown." In 2001 they
built their home on Lake Francis


Carla and Donald Gibbs on the Lake June dock


and Smith has practiced law with
Lilly, O'Toole, & Brown in Sebring
since May, 2005. His wife Sheila
(her father, Hoyt Carlton, was a
lawyer and judge in Wauchula) is
his legal assistant and a paralegal.
"The town of Lake Placid is
beautiful and quiet, but it is grow-
ing and there are good business
opportunities available. We enjoy
our neighbors, our home and the
area. I always came to Mom and
Dad's cabin in Lake Placid since
1954. My dream was to retire here,"
Smith said.
Zola Truitt owned the Red Apple
Stores in Wauchula, Arcadia,
Sebring and Lake Wales-which
started out carrying children's, then
later teens' and ladies' clothes. After
selling the stores, she and her hus-
band Jack moved to Lake Placid in
1994.
"Jack had owned a building sup-
ply store in Wauchula and just died
last year. Hardee County was a
great place to grow up, and I have
fond memories, but we always
wanted to live on the lake. Of
course we miss our friends, but I
like living on the lake," Truitt said.
After Kenneth Stanton retired as
assistant dean of learning technolo-
gy at the University of South
Florida, he and his wife Gayle
(Moore) moved to Lake Placid.
"Originally we bought an old cabin
on Lake June (the old W.L. Warren
place) in 1975 and used it for week-
ends. It was in bad shape and kept
deteriorating, and finally in 1999
we had it torn down and rebuilt. My
son Keith, an architect in Tampa,
laid it out for us," Stanton said.
The Stantons have another home
at Temple Terrace in Tampa which


is near -their three kids and two
grandchildren. And they still have
lots of good friends in Wauchula
although his parents are deceased.
He said, "I always like to stop and
eat at the Pioneer Retaurant in
Wauchula. Owner Annie Bell was
in my class."
"Although my sister Anetta
Kraus lives in Pennsylvania, she
also owns a home on the other side
of Lake June. All of our kids
learned to water ski and swim here.
And this Lake June house repre-


sents my first recollection of the
lake as a kid," Stanton said.
Most people moving here from
Hardee County spoke of the nostal-
gic draw of the visits experienced
during their childhood. Now as
adults living in Highlands County,
they speak lovingly of their friends,
.family and those formative years
growing up in Wauchula.
But the lure of the lakes, although
not so powerful as to sever old ties,
is at least strong enough to stretch
them a bit.


Kenneth Stanton on his dock on Lake June.


Darryl, Tammy and Morgan Gibbs relax in their boat on Lake
June.


Sheila and J. Ron Smith at their boathouse on Lake Francis in Lake Placid.


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