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Alderman Family

Here Since 1850s

:... History 5A


Bay Street To

Get Sidewalk.

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Drink More Water

S For Your Health .

S.. Column 8A


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Herald-Advocate


The


106th Year, No. 31
2 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, July 13, 2006


County Budget
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Up $15
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tentative 2006-07 county bud-
get presented Thursday is over $72
million.
Commissioners begin budget
workshops on Monday, expecting
to take at least three full days to
pore through the 75-tab budget
which is nearly an inch thick.
The proposed budget for the fis-
cal year which begins Oct. 1 is
$15,204,665 higher than the current
year's budget and $32,936,717
higher than two years ago.
With new construction and
upgrades due to the 2004 hurri-
canes, the taxable value is expected
to be $1,472,554,610, over $24
million more than a year ago. It will
bring in about $12.8 million in
taxes. Increased expenses, howev-
er, may require keeping the current
8.7064 millage rate, which creates
a roll-back rate of 11.79 percent,
higher than the average 10.98 per-


Million
cent of the last five years.
The proposed $72,002,008 bud-
get is misleading because 55 per-
cent of the General Fund portion of
it is cash carryover from hurricane
debt and repayments and transfer of
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency reimbursements for
road and bridge repairs due to the
hurricanes two years ago.
The budget is divided into three
large categories. Fine and
Forfeiture, which funds the
Sheriff's Department, jail and
courts, takes up over half, 52 per-
cent of the property tax revenue.
Transportation Trust, which funds
roads, bridges and vehicle mainte-
nance, takes 30 percent. All other
local government expenses use the
remaining 18 percent.
The General Fund takes only 1.5
mills or $2.279 million of proper-
ty tax dollars. The rest of the
$19.725 million General Fund bud-
See BUDGET 3A


-- PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
, A huge asoline spo i from an overturned tanker truck closed SR 64 westfor 16 hours Sdfurda i bny Ttipearn of the Polk County
Fire-Rescue Department monitors cieai-iup equipment.


Tanker
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An overturned tanker spilling
gallons of fuel closed SR 64 West
all day Saturday.
Rapid response prevented a
worse disaster, keeping the estimat-
ed 4,000 gallons of gasoline from
polluting the Peace River.
There was a major detour on the
main road to Bradenton from short-
ly after 4 a.m. until almost 8 p.m.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Official qualifying for county
commission and School Board
begins Monday at noon.
Although many candidates have,,
already submitted petitions to
become candidates for the six
available slots, others can still
make their bid by paying qualifying
fees. The official qualifying period
is from noon Monday to noon
Friday, July 21.
All but one of six incumbents
already know they face opposition
in the primary election Sept. 5.


Spill ,
when it was finally cleared.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the incident
occurred at 4:14 a.m. when Alaattin
Tuncer, 35, was driving his 2003
Kenworth tractor trailer east, haul-
ing gasoline and diesel fuel. He
traveled across both lanes of travel
onto the north shoulder of SR 64
about a half mile west of the
Florida Avenue intersection.
Going through a ditch, the vehi-


Closes SR 64


cle then collided with several trees
and overturned, causing several
thousand gallons of gasoline to
spill onto the ground, said FHP Cpl.
Louis M. Smith Jr., who charged
Tuncer with careless driving. He
was seriously injured, transported
to Florida Hospital-Wauchula, and
later taken by ambulance to Tampa
General Hospital.
Hardee County Emergency
Management Director Rich


Shepard, who arrived at the scene
when called shortly after the acci-
dent occurred, said the tanker
See SPILL 2A

Lights Out!
Electric power was out from
6:45 until around 9 in the city of
Wauchula Wednesday morning
due to failure of a regulator at the
city substation at Bay Street and
U.S. 17, announced City Man-
ager Rick Giroux.
The power came on and off
several times for a few minutes
just before 9 a.m. before the
power supply became stable.


With these and other state and
national elections at stake, prospec-
tive voters have until Aug. 7 to reg-
ister to vote in the primary. Early
voting will be Aug. 21 through
Sept. 9.
For the General Election of Nov.
7, new voters have until Oct. 10 to
register. This could be especially
important for those turning 18 dur-
ing the time between the first and
second elections.
On the national level, voters can
choose a U.S. Senator and Repre-


Molester Avoids Trial


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of TheHerald-Advocate ----
A man facing trial this week on
two capital felony counts has
instead pleaded guilty to a third less
serious charge.
Circuit Judge Robert L. Doyel
accepted the plea agreement in
Hardee Circuit Court on Friday
afternoon. A trial for Jose Luis
Sosa, 20, of 1817 Smith Road,
Wauchula, had been set to begin
Monday morning.
Sosa was arrested on July 6 of
last year, and at that time was
charged with two counts of sexual
battery on a child under 12 a
capital crime and one count of
false imprisonment of a child. He
has remained in the Hardee County
Jail without bond for the year since
his arrest.
But in plea negotiations between
defense lawyer E.J. Gissendanner
and Assistant State Attorney Gene
Malpas, the prosecution agreed to
drop the two capital felony counts
in exchange for a guilty plea to the
third offense.


Sosa
In explaining the plea agreement
to avoid trial, Malpas told the
judge, "I have a 12-year-old girl
who is, I would submit, on the
brink of a very difficult psycholog-
ical time. I wouldn't want to abuse
her further."
In a trial, the child 11 at the
time of the assault would have
been forced to take the witness
stand and testify against Sosa. She
also would have been subject to
See MOLESTER 2A


sentative in Congressional District
13 to represent them.
On the state level, there is gover-
nor and lieutenant governor, attor-
ney general, chief financial officer
(treasurer), commissioner of agri-
culture and state District 66 repre-
sentative along with retaining
judges in state supreme, district
appeals and circuit court judges.
There will be no need for elec-
tion for county judge as there is
only one candidate, local attorney
See COUNTY2A


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INDEX
Classifieds ..6B
SCourthouse Report.........3B
Community Calendar......3A
Crime Blotter.................11B
Hardee Living.................4B
SInformation Roundup.....3A
Obits 4A
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Has 4
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula residents wanting to
serve on its commission need to file
next week.
Qualifying for the four available
city commission seats begins at
noon Monday and continues
through noon next Friday, July 21.
An application packet can be
obtained from City Clerk Crissy
Abbott at the Administrative Com-
plex, 126 S. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
weekdays.
A candidate must be a resident
and registered voter in the city for
at least one year. There is a filing
fee of $61.60 and a candidate must
establish a campaign account.


Seats
Council members are paid a total
of $430 per month, which includes
$30 toward the utility bill, $200
salary and $200 expense allow-
ance.
Up for grabs are council seats 2,
4, 6 and 7, one for each of the three
districts and one at-large. Candi-
dates for the first three must reside
in the district they represent.
District 2 is all the city territory
east of U.S. 17 South. Long-term
Commissioner Connie Spieth is the
incumbent.
District 4, west of U.S. 17 South
and north of Main Street, is
presently served by Commission-
er/Mayor David Royal.
The incumbent in District 6, west
See CITY 3A


uuunrear rnuuO
Nine Hardee County students have joined the state's academic elite after scoring a perfect six on
the Florida Writes! exam, which is a part of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given
annually to youngsters statewide. Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones (right), in explaining the
accomplishment recently to the Hardee County School Board, noted only one percent of
Florida's sixth graders achieve a perfect six on the writing test, two percent of eighth graders do,
and three percent of 10 graders. He told the students, "That puts you in the top one or two per-
cent in the state!" Congratulated and introduced to the board were, (from left) Jalyn Smith,
Heather Kouns, Lacey McClenithan, Rachel Roberts and Arissa Camel; (not pictured) Leanna
Himrod, Rachel Manley, Irene Ruiz-Venegas and Megan Hartman.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, July 13, 2006


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

JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
? Sports Editor o Production Manager
SNOEY DE SANTIAGO I
.. SA Asst. Production Manager
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Flonda..
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PHOTOS-BY JIM KELLY
Drill tanks, absorbent booms, fire trucks and environmental cleanup equipment were used to remove hazards and get the high-
way reopened.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hardee County got some needed rain Tuesday. Maybe the rainy season
is ready to begin.

We have a small garden started. Due to drought and lack of irrigation,
seeds have been planted three times. Enemies include a rabbit, an under-
ground mole, weeds, insects and a dog that runs through the garden.
A half decent stand of sweet corn and blackeye peas is beginning to
take shape. Some young peanut and okra plants show promise.
The price of seeds, fertilizer, dolomite and pesticides, along with amor-
tization of an old $900 tiller and some handtools, make the garden finan-
cially fragile.
However, there is a lot of fun, satisfaction, fascination, learning and
sweat that makes a garden woorthwhile and an annual habit. Growing some-
thing helps make life product e.

Hardee County has a couple of new restaurants, including Vermillye's
American Grill and Smilin' Jack's Barbecue.

While my wife Jean was away a couple of days visiting her mother, we
guys made a successful pot roast of seven-bone chuck-roast, garlic, onion ,
potatoes, carrots, green peas and spices that fed us a couple b meal. W
also made a smaller pot meal of catfish fillets, onions and spiced canned
tomatoes.

With two-sons leaving to go to Gainesville's Gatorland next month,
there will only be one boy left at home. Two, if you count me.

I have seen several Devil Ray baseball games in St. Pete lately.
Attendance and the Rays team have improved this year. There is free park-
ing. Fans can take their own food and drink (in proper containers) into the
Tropicana Dome.
Driving an hour, 15 minutes to St. Pete to see Major League Baseball
beats traveling four hours to Miami or nine hours to Atlanta. Saves gas, too.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe summer in 2006.

Football season is not that far away. The Wildcats open this fall with a
42-game regular season winning streak. The '06 Cats will have a new
option offense and a lot of new starters.
Hardee opens Aug. 25 with a home game against Cape Coral Mariner,
then plays at Fort Meade, has home games against Port Charlotte and St.
Pete Catholic, and a road game at Bartow.
Then there are home district games against Sebring and Avon Park and
road games at Haines City, district rival DeSoto,and Orlando Cdlonial. The
same 10 schools as last season.



Letter To The Editor

2006 HHS Grad Will

Have Back Surgery Friday


Dear Citizen's of Hardee County,
I would like to say a heartfelt
thank you to all the folks who have
been praying for Darte since we
found out about the tumor in his
back...
The first trip, to the doctor was
heartbreaking, because looking at
that MRI the doctor thought the
tumor was malignant, and we were
told this could kill Darte.
The next day Darte had four CT
scans done on the rest of his body.
Remember prayers were going up
during this time, including the doc-
tors. Our first praise report was
soon coming.
Thank you, God, we received a
phone call from the doctor that'
night after thescans had been taken
that day. He said after talking to the
radiologist they felt the tumor was
more likely non-malignant, howev-
er the biopsy would be the deter-,
mining factor.
Praise God, the tumor is non-
malignant.








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Darte

S;Darte will be going into the
Miami Hospital July 13 to; have a
procedure, done on the tumor con-
cerning the blood flow. July 14 the
tumor will be removed that morn-
ing.
Please be praying for Darte dur-
ing this time. We know G9d, will
be listening to all of the beautiful
prayers going up., .
Once again, Hardee County,
thank you for all of your prayers,
love,. and concern you've shown
during'this trying time.
May God bless each one of you.
Sincerely,
Robert/Doris/Darte Ahlbrandt
Zolfo Springs


It took a variety of foam sprayers and drain lines to safely remove contamination and fuel remaining in the tanker.


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belongrig to'Eagle Co. of Rocky
Mountain, N: C., -'had five sec-
tions, The fifth section, containing
dieselfuel, was not broken but sec-
tions one through four were all
breached, spilling gasoline. which
went into the ground and stormwa-
ter ditches and was headed for theA
Peace River.
"Fast action of our Fire-Rescue
and assistance from Polk County
kept the bulk of It out of the river; If
the guys' from 'Station 2 in Zolfo
Springs hadn't been ablebe to get
going so quickly in starting preven-
tative action, it could have been
much worse," exclaimed the
emergency director who swapped
14 local firefighters in and out dur-
ing the 16-hour day.
Shepard lauded the cooperation
that not only "prevented an envi-
ronmental tragedy but cleared the
site. Polk County Fire-Rescue
Battalion' Chief Steve Buttermore
brought a pair., of Hazardous
Materials.units and'five personnel.
SWS from Lake Wales got here and
'had hot-tapped the worst of it by
6:15 and other cleanup crews
arrived from Tampa throughout the
day and continued on Sunday," said
Shepard.
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office had the first deployment of
its new Mobile Command Center
and "it worked great. It was a big
help," Shepard.
Preliminary reports showed very
little gasoline got into the Peace
River. SWS and Fire-Rescue crews
used fuel absorbent booms to
remove the seepage toward and in
the river.
The most dangerous part of the
cleanup was drilling into the tanker
to siphon off the diesel fuel and
remaining gasoline.so the wrecker
company could remove the tractor
trailer and tanker.
SWS crews continued cleanup up


IA I ne -lerala-Aovocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing. Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


Sunday.and early this week, dig-
ging up any contaminated dirt and
removing it for proper disposal.
Thleiir work won't be done until
cleanup meets state Department..of
Environmental Protection stan-
dards, noted Shepard,,'wh6, wll
continue to monitor the' work ,
Staff writer Jim Kell c5ntarbuted
to this report.


MOLESTER
Continued From 1A
cross-examination.
The prosecutor continued, "He
has a chance to straighten his life
out, and she has a chance to get this
closed. That's why the state did
this."
Doyel accepted the terms of the
plea document, and immediately
imposed its sentence.
Sosa was sentenced to 15 years
of probation, and during that time
must undergo a psychological eval-
uation and complete any.of its rec-
ommended treatment.
Doyel prohibited Sosa from any
contact with the child or her family,
either directly or indirectly, and
said he may not leave'the state of
Florida to join his wife in North
Carolina until he finishes his psy-
chological requirements.
The judge also assessed a $100
fine and $395 in court costs.
During his' 15 years of probation,
should Sosa violate any of the
terms of that probation, he will face
a prison sentence of up to 30 years,
the judge warned.
Following the court session,
Malpas said, "I'm pleased we have
him under supervision and she
doesn't have to go to trial."
According to the original arrest
report filed by sheriff's Dep. Sylvia
Estes, the 11-year-old went to
Sosa's.home on the evening of July
5, 2005, to borrow his hair clippers.
He told her to come inside while he
looked for them, then pulled her
into his house and locked the front
door behind them.
The child told Estes that Sosa
began kissing her and told her to
take off her clothes. When she
refused, he stripped them off then
removed his own clothing.
Following that, the child said
Sosa fondled her and assaulted her.
Once she was able to get out of
Sosa's. house, the girl ran home.
There, she vomited in the shower
and again out the back door. She
told her mother what had happened,
and authorities were called.
Sosa was arrested at 3:10 in the
morning on July 6.


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County Commission:

District :2 Clifton N. "Nick" Timmerman
Jerry Collom

District 4 Bobby Ray Smith

school Board:,

District I Joe H. Jones
SPaul G. Samuels
'; .,'. Don Herndon ,

District Ill Gina Neuhofer
S Teresa M. Crafwford

'District IV J4nice M. 'Uan" Platt
SGlenn Bergens
S :'Kimbra Barwick Hanshaw


G. Wendell Cotton
Brian D. Pohl


District ,


COUNTY
Contiued From'lA
Jeff McKibben, to replace current For District V, east of U.S. 17
County Judge Marcus J. Ezelle, and north of SR 62, incumbent G.
Lwho will. become a circuit judge. Wendell Cotton will square off
?He :was: the only candidate for the against Brian D. Pohl.
.position being.vacated by outgoing Finally, the District III slot is for
Tenrith Judicial Circuit Chief Judge a two-year term onl, for the territo-
Ronald Herring`: ry west of U.S. 17 and south of
On the local level, District 4 Main Street Wauchula and west
Commissioper'Bobby Ray Smith as along Main Street and SR 64 to th6
yet has no opposition for the four- Manatee County line. Incumbent
year term iand cou'd be 're-elected Gina Neuhofer was appointed in
automatically. District 4 is the area 2005 to fill the seat of Tracy Baxter
south of SR 64 and east of U.S. 17. who resigned when she moved but
District 2 Couitmissioner Clifton of county. The appointment was
N. "Nick" Timmerman has one valid only until the next regularly
opponent so far, Terrell Road resi- scheduled election.
dent Jerry Collorfi. District 2 is Neuhofer is being' opposed by
inoth of U.S. 17 and west of Main Teresa M. Crawford. Whoever wins
.Street Wauchula all the way to SR the election will be in office.until
62 and west' along' SR 62 to the the 2008 election,, when it will
Manatee County line. resume its four-year cycle.
School Board territories are the More candidates are welcome.
same as those of the commission. Qualifying fees for the commission
In each case, althaogh they are are $1,739.04 and for School Board
elected by voters countywide, each are $940.44. They are based 4nia
candidate 'must'reside within the percentage of the salary for the
district he/she represents. position. Salaries are set by the
For School Board District I, all state. Commissioners are paid
thearea n6tith of SR 62 and west of $29,984 and School-Board mem.
U.S. 17, incumbent Joe H. Jones bers $23,511.
has two opponents. Newcomers
Paul G. Samuels and Don Herndon
ar6 seeking the position. '
In District IV, thesame as com- American adventurer Jil
mission District '4, incumbent Bowie, who fell at the alamo in
'Jinice M. "Jan" 'Platt also has 1,i36, actually adopted. Mexicap
picked up 'two oppponehts. She citizenship in 1830, two year
faces off with Glenn Bergens and after moving to what we-now
Kimbra Barwick Hanshaw. know as Texas.










BUDGET
Continued From 1A


get is supplied by federal, state and
regional grants and appropriations,
the county's share of Race Track or
parimutuel funds, fees, fines and
other tax revenue.
Transportation Trust takes up
$3.838 million of the property tax
revenue. It is used for actual road
and bridge work, debt service for
loans for road work, capital pro-
jects and the maintenance shop.
Of the $6.702 million of property
!tax dollars which are allotted to
Fine and Forfeiture, 86 percent
goes toward operation of the jail
and law'enforcement. The balance
is used for probation, courthouse
security, information systems, capi-
tal projects associated with the
Courthouse and the court.
The massive county budget
includes much more than the sim-
ple summary of the three major
uses of ad valorem or property tax
dollars. 'This budget will need a
Slot of work" said County Manager
Lex Albritton. The tentative budget
does not include wages and benefit
increases not yet finalized, and
includes' only five percent contin-
gency: d6olars (those set aside for
unexpected emergencies which
arise during the fiscal year).
Before the commission meeting
had ended, commissioners had
already fielded two requests for
funding, one from the six-county
lorida Heartland Regional
Economic Development Initiative
(FHRED)of whichthe county is a
art, and one from Southwest
FloridaWater Management District
for match money on flood plain
studies.
Following is an overview of
other parts of the $72 million pro-
posed budget.
COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
The county portion of the budget
is divided into more than a dozen
departmerits, some very large,
rgome only one or two people. First
is the commission budget which
includes the salaries of the five
commissioners, which are set by
he state at $28,984 plus benefits,
cell phone, transportation for coun-


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THURSDAY
Everything God does is right;
the trademark on all His works is
love. God's there, listening for
all who pray, for all who pray and
mean it.
Psalm 145:17-18 (ME)
FRIDAY
(Jesus said), "My own sheep lis-
ten to My voice. I know them
and they follow Me. I give them
eternal life and they shall never
perish: no one shall snatch
them from My care. My Father,
who has given them to Me is
greater than all, and no one can
snatch them out ,of My Father's
care. My Father and I are one.
John 10:27-29 (NEB)

SATURDAY
Listen now! The Lord isn't too
weak to save you. And He isn't
getting deaf! He can hear you
when you call. But the trouble is
that your sins have cut you off
from God.
Isaiah 59:1-1 (TLB)


SUNDAY
And just as surely as it is
appointed for all men to die
once, and after that pass to their
-Christ Jesus was offered only
once to bear the sins of many.
Hebrews 9:27-28a (PME)
MONDAY
]The everlasting God is your
place of safety, and His arms will
.hold up forever.
1 Deuteronomy 33:27a (NCV)
TUESDAY
For every one of us will have to
stand without pretense before
Pod our Judge, and we shall be
rewarded for what we did when
we lived in our bodies, whether
t was good or bad.
II Corinthians 5:10 (PME)
WEDNESDAY
Who is wise? He will realize
these things. Who is discerning?
'-e will understand them. The
p ways of the Lord are right; the
righteous walk in them, but the
rebellious stumble in them.
b: Hosea 14:9 (NIV)
4 All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
S New English Bible; (NIV) New
SInternational Version; (RSV)
'Revised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The' Living Bible.


ty business and other expenses of
running the department.
Then, there are the county man-
ager and his staff and expenses,
legal, personnel, community devel-
opment and housing assistance,
budget and management, planning
and zoning, facilities management,
technology and information, build-
ing and grounds, emergency man-
agement, hurricane recovery, Fire-
Rescue, County Extension Service,
Veterans, animal control, landfill
(solid waste), Vandolah and
Wauchula Hills water/wastewater
facilities, library, parks and recre-
ation, animal refuge, Hardee Lakes,
Pioneer Park and miscellaneous
(see final paragraph).
There are 27 new positions
included for the various depart-
ments

TRANSPORTATION TRUST
This division is funded by ad val-
orem taxes, but also local option,
motor fuel, Race Track, and other
taxes, and state Department of
Transportation grants for road
resurfacing and improvements,
utility and culvert permit and other
fees, and FEMA and state hurricane
reimbursements.
Expenses include 48 staff mem-
bers, their salaries and benefits,
machinery and equipment, materi-
als and supplies, and surveying
plus actual construction and main-
tenance costs.



CITY
Continued From 1A
of U.S. 17 South and south of Main
Street, is Amy McClellan.
Presently, the at-large seat, for
anyone anywhere within the city
limits, is filled by former city
administrator Jerry Conerly. He
was appointed by the commission
in June 2005 to serve the remainder
of the term of John Baxter who
resigned when he and his family
moved to another county.
Although four commission seats
are open for the Nov. 7 election,
anyone not opposed when qualify-
ing ceases next Friday at noon, will
automatically resume his or her
seat on the commission.


There is also a separate sub-bud-
get for capital projects, which next
year includes Sweetwater, Moffitt,
Bostick, Goose Pond and Dansby
roads, South Florida Avenue, and
Park, Garden, Riverside and Circle
drives.
CONSTITUTIONAL
OFFICERS
The salaries for the five constitu-
tional officers, Sheriff, Supervisor
of Elections, Property Appraiser,
Tax Collector and Clerk of Court
are set by the state. Although the
commission reviews and approves
their budgets, they can appeal any
cuts to the state or voluntarily agree
to cuts the commission suggests.
Largest of the five budgets is
that of the sheriff. Revenue comes
not only from property taxes, but
also a portion of court costs
assessed on misdemeanor, criminal
traffic and felony court sentences,
housing federal inmates and some
for other counties, bond estreatures,
county probation fees and circuit
court grants and fees such as the
law library fund.
, Expenses include such things as
inmate clothing, meals and medical
expenses, dispatchers, bailiffs,
courthouse security and custodial
services, public defender and state
attorney offices as well as law
enforcement and investigations
staffs.
The Supervisor of Elections
wants a $14,000 increase to cover


such expenses as poll worker
recruitment and training, security,
early voting requirements and
insurances.
The Property Appraiser budget is
up 8.19 percent to $824,097, pri-
marily due to a pending lawsuit of
Vandolah Power Corp. challenging
its assessed valuation.
The Tax Collector seeks a 4.69
percent increase which includes
mandatory employee certification
education, travel and postage and
insurances. It includes a three per-
cent salary increase for employees.
The Clerk of Court budget is
funded mostly by fees and similar
revenue. It requests the commis-
sion budget $434,906 for account-
ing, payroll and minutes-taking
functions done for the commission.

OTHER BUDGET ITEMS
Besides the two requests the
commission heard at last week's
meeting, it also has requests for
allotments to the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, Health
Department, Health Care Task
Force, Transportation Disadvant-
aged, Peace River Center Tri-
County services. H.O.P.E of
Hardee, Resthaven, Cutting Edge
Ministries, Hardee Association for
Retarded Citizens, District Medical
Examiner's Office, Chamber of
Commerce, Main Street Wauchula,
Housing Authority, Recreation
Complex and YMCA.


Congratulations Offered


Two local businesses have been
recognized for outstanding work.
Hardee Ranch Supply has been
recognized as a 2005 Top Hand by
Purina Mills, LLC. It was recog-
nized for the leadership it provides
to local cattle producers, and for
recording large sales growth in
Purina's exclusive IM Technology
cattle feed product line. The dealer-
ship will be presented with a west-
ern art sculpture trophy and will
receive recognition in Purina Mills

Love: The irresistible desire to
be irresistibly desired.
-Robert Frost


Publications.
Aaron Garrity, the CEO of
XanGo, a distributor to Hardee
County, accepted the prestigious
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the
Year Award for 2006 in the
"Emerging" category for the Utah
region on June 16 at an award gala
in Utah. XanGo distributes to 14
different countries. It has 600
employees and 500,000 XanGo dis-
tributors. XanGo has shown the
health properties of a fruit called
mangosteen.

Leisure time is that five or six
hours when you sleep at night.
-George Allen


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Red Cross Hosts
Camp For Teens
The American Red Cross 'will
host a week-long Disaster Youth
Response Team Camp from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. daily July 24-28 at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
The cost to attend the camp is
$25 per student, and covers the
cost of lunch, field trips and a T-
shirt.
The camp provides an oppor-
tunity for teens 13-18 to engage
in meaningful service and lead-
ership development activities as
well as learn more about disas-
ter preparedness and response
within the community. Advance
registration and payment is
required. Contact Rhoda McCoy
at the service center at 404
Orange St. in Wauchula or call
773-9097.

Food Program
Now Offered
Zolfo Springs is renewing the
S.H.A.R.E. food program for all
Hardee County residents.
Participants will do two hours of
volunteer work in exchange for
food.
Anyone interested in partici-
pating may sign up to participate
at Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 South, on Friday. The
pick-up day for groceries will be
Saturday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Wellness Seminar
Coming Soon
There will be a Wellness
Seminar on "Savory Summer -
all the tastes of summer," pre-
sented by YMCA dietician, Lydia
West, RD, LDN, on Friday.
The seminar will be held in the
conference room at the Florida
Hospital Wauchula, 533 W.
Carlton Street, from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m. Call 767-8342 for
more information.

Packets Now
Ready At HHS
Students and parents may
now pick up emergency care
card packets at Hardee High
School, 830 Altman Rd., west of
Wauchula. Students may not
pick up schedules yet.
Students may pick up the
packets in the front office, have
the forms notarized and return
them. The high school is open
Monday through Thursday, 7
a.m. to 5 p.m.


July 13, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A


PRECo Hosts 4-County

Hurricane Exercise


Peace River Electric Cooperative
recently hosted a Hurricane Re-
sponse Table-Top Exercise for area
emergency operations centers.
The session was facilitated by
Manatee County Emergency Man-
agement Planner Dick Haynes, and
it was held at the Hardee County
Emergency Operations Center in
Wauchula.
A hurricane scenario, presented
and directed by Haynes, showed a
major hurricane coming ashore in
Tampa Bay and exiting around
Daytona Beach.
Emergency management person-
nel from four of the counties
PRECo serves Desoto, Hardee,
Manatee and Osceola were in
attendance and joined in the discus-
a:ons and scenarios that took place
as the exercise followed the hurri-
cane's track from Cuba through to
the Atlantic Ocean.
This mock exercise allowed
PRECo personnel and emergency
management officials the opportu-
nity to share information and ideas,
as well as gain a better understand-
ing of how each organization works
in the event of an emergency. All
aspects of PRECo's hurricane plan
were examined, including pre-
storm planning and activities, post-
storm assessment, outage reporting,
communications, system restora-
tion and more.
This exercise, held annually,
gives the, electric cooperative and
county agencies an opportunity to
spotlight strengths and weaknesses
in hurricane preparedness before
the height of the hurricane season.
It also strengthens relations with the
local emergency management agen-
cies and forms a better working


environment among them.
Bill Mulcay, PRECo general
manager, noted, "PRECo and the
emergency management offices of
the 10 counties we serve rely heav-
ily on each other before and after a
hurricane event. Our goal is to
swiftly and efficiently share infor-
mation with each other, because
good communication speeds up
recovery to storm-affected areas.
"This annual exercise is funda-
mental to forming our ever-improv-
ing hurricane response plan," he
concluded.
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VIRGINIA "GINA" BISHOP
Virginia "Gina" Bishop, 67, of
Wauchula, died June 29, 2006 at
her home.
She was born Feb. 14, 1939 in
Home Lake, Miss., and came to
Wauchula in 1977 form Sanford.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula, and of
the Mary-Martha Sunday School,
class. She was a member of Florida
Archery Association and had been
employed as a clerk in banking.
She was preceded in death by a
sister, Martha Stewart.
She is survived by her husband,
Bill Bishop of Wauchula; three
sons, Donald Faulkner and wife
Rena, Ronald Faulkner and wife
Tammy, and Andrew Faulkner, all
of Wauchula; three sisters, Frances
"Sissy" Flemmons and husband
Bud, Patricia Barlowe and Tracy
Barnes, all of Tunica, Miss.; 12
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
July 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel. Services
were Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. in
the Sanctuary of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula with the Rev.
Bob Norman officiating. Burial
was in Lake Dale Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


KADEN ANTHONY WINGO
Kaden Anthony Wingo, Infant
son of Stephen and Stacy Wingo of
Avon Park died, Monday, July 3,
2006 in Sebring.
He is also survived by paternal
grandparents, Virginia Wingo of
Wauchula and Tommy Wingo of
Wauchula; maternal grandparents,
Sylvia Parker of Wauchula, Jim
Parker of Sebring; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.:
Graveside services were held at
the Wauchula Cemetery on Friday,
July 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

















AUDIE MICHAEL
WHALEY
"iA'~eiMichael Whaley, 3
months, of kietvew,-died July
5, 2006, in Brandon.
He was'born March 23, 2006
in Brandon.
He is survived by his parents,
Randall and Alissa Whaley of
Riverview; one brother, Andon
Whaley of Riverview; maternal
grandparents, Samuel Boyett of
South Carolina and Dawn and
Richard Juarez of Ohio; paternal
grandparents, Randy and Bev
Whaley of Zolfo Springs; great-
grandparents, Roger and Grace
Dubois of Bowling Green,-Linda
and Bob Schroeder of Virginia,
Dewey and Margaret Bennett of
Zolfo Springs, Otto and Geneva
Whaley of Wauchula, and
Lorraine and John Gillespie of
Wauchula; great-great-grand-
mother, Benita Kazen, Wau-
chula; uncles Greg Boyett of
Ohio, Cliff and Stacie Whaley of
Wauchula; aunts, Jessica and
Shawn Phillips of Vermont,
Aundrea and Scott Johnson of
Virginia, Erika and Krystal
Boyett of Texas, Faith Boyett 'of
South Carolina, Charlee Daven-
port of Fort Meade; cousins,
Kaden Phillips of Vermont,
Garrett and Brandon Johnson of
Virginia; and friends, T.J.
Nichole (Momma Cole),
Derrick, Dalton, Macayla and
Donnie Phillips, John, Aunt
April, Casey and Corey Crabb,
all of Seffner.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
July 9, 4-6 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel. Services
were at 4 p.m. Monday at New
Hope Baptist Church with the
Rev. Mike Graham officiating,
followed by burial in New Hope
Cemetery.


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JOSE LUIS AGUILAR
Jose Luis Aguilar, 55, of Bartow,
died Wednesday, July 3, 2006 at
home.
Born Aug. 5, 195.0,. at Matmores,
Mexico, .he moved to Bartow 10
years ago from Bowling Green. He
was a grove crew leader.
Survivors include two sons,
George Aguilar of.Bowling Green
andEqc Aguilar of Bartow; two
daughteClarolia '"Stella" Rivera
and Betsy Thomas, both of'Bartow;
six brothers, EiknetO Aguilar of
Zolfo Springs, Robert Aguilar and
Herminio Aguilar, both of
Wauchula, Javier Aguilar and Raul
Aguilar, both of Bowling Green,
and Antonio Aguilar of Lakeland;
six sisters, Herlinda Tamayo of
Bowling Green, Erma Ortiz of
Grand Rapids, Mich., Arcelia
"Sally" Morales and Maria Arreola,
both of Wauchula, Rosa McCum-
ber of Portage, Ind., and Elvira
Juarez of Chicago Heights, Ill.;
eight grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, July 9,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral services were
Monday, at 10 a.m. at Wildwood
Cemetery, Bartow with Antonio
Aguilar and Roberto Aguilar offici-
ating.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow



SUSA N GRAY WHITEHURST
Susan Gray Whitehurst, 48, of
Lakeland, died Wednesday, July 5,
2006, at home.
Born Jan. 22, 1958 in Tampa, she
had lived in Lakeland for 20 years,
,coming from Brandon. She was a
..lab technician for Mosiac Phos-
phates for 25 years. She was a
member of the First United Church
of Tampa.
Survivors include her husband,
Gregory Whitehurst of Lakeland;
two daughters, Ashley Simone
Busse and Amy Carol Whitehurst,
both of Lakeland; parents Albert
and Simone Hopper of Bartow; one
sister, Patricia Margiotti of Lake-
land; two brothers, Tim Hopper of
Tyler, Texas and John Hopper of
Vero Beach; and extended family in
the Wauchula area.
Visitation was Monday, July 10
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Tuesday, July
11, at 11 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church of Bartow with
the Rev. Roy E. Low\e Jr. officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Bloomingdale Cemetery in
Brandon.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow



CARMELO MATRAZIA
Carmelo Matrazia, 75, of Ona,
died at his residence in Ona.
Arrangements are pending.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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KADENANTHONY
WINGO
Kaden Anthony Wingo, infant
son of Stephen and Stacy Wingo
of Avon Park died, Monday, July
3, 2006 in Sebring.
He is also survived by paternal
grandparents, .Virginia Wingo of
Wauchula and Tommy Wingo of
Wauchula; maternal grandpar-
ents, Sylvia Parker of Wauchula,
Jim Parker of Sebring; and sev-
eral aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held
at the Wauchula Cemetery on
Friday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.



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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Zolfo Springs residents are
warned.
With the second reading and
approval of Ordinance 2006-04, the
town is prepared to insist that any-
.one within the town limits keep
their property in good shape.*
A short-handed Town Council
approved a variety of items on
Monday's agenda and scheduled a
Special Meeting- for 6 p.m. this
Monday to review an advertise-
ment for a city manager, set up a
committee to review applications
for the position and consider an
ordinance to increase salaries of
council members which have not
been increased "in many years."
With no opposition from the pub-
lic, the junk/trashldebris ordinance
Swas approved unanimously by the
four council members present,
vice-chairman Maggie Belcher,
George Neel, Minnie McKenzie,
and Lois Dandridge. Chairman
Roger Green was absent and Mayor
Howard Schofield had gone home
sick earlier in the day, said city
clerk Linda Roberson.
According to the ordinance, the.


AUDIE MICHAEL WHALEY
Audie Michael Whaley,; ,-3
months, of Riverview, died July '5,
2006, in Brandon.
He was born March 23, 2006 in
Brandon.
He is survived by his parents.
Randall and Alissa Whaley of
Riverview;' one brother, .Andon
Whaley "'f Riverview; maternal,
grandparents, Shmuel Boyett of:
South Carolina and Dawn- and
Richard, Juarez of Ohio; paternal
grandparents, Randy and -Bev
Whaley of Zolfo Springs; great-
grandparents, Roger and Grace
Dubois' of Bowling Green, Linda
and Bob Schroeder of Virginia,
Dewey and Margaret Bennett of
Zolfo Springs, Otto and Geneva
Whaley of Wauchula, and Lorraine
and John Gillespie of Wauchula;
great-great-grandmother, Benita
Kazen, Wauchula; uncles Greg
Boyett of Ohio, Cliff and Stacie
Whaley of Wauchula; aunts, Jessica
and Shawn Phillips of Vermont,
Aundrea' and Scott Johnson of
Virginia, Erika and Krystal Boyett
of Texas, Faith Boyett of South
Carolina, Charlee Davenport of
Fort Meade; cousins, Kaden
Phillips of Vermont, Garrett and
'Brandon Johnson of Virginia, and -
friends, T.J. Nichole (Momma
Cole), Derrick, Dalton, Macayla
and Donnie Phillips, John, Aunt
April, Casey and Corey Crabb, all
of Seffner.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
July 9, 4-6 p.m. at Robarts Family
'Garden Chapel. Services were at 4
p.m. Monday at' New Hope Baptist
Church with the Rev. Mike Graham
officiating, followed by burial in
New Hope Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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VIRGINIA "GINA"
BISHOP
Virginia "Gina" Bishop, 67, of
Wauchula, died June 29, 2006 at
her home.
She was born Feb. 14, 1939 in
Home Lake, Mis's., and came to
Wauchula in 1977 form Sanford.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula; and
of the Mary-Martha Sunday
School class. She was a member
of Florida Archery Association
and had been employed as a clerk
in banking.
She was preceded in death by a
sister, Martha Stewart.
She is survived by her husband,
Bill Bishop of Wauchula; three
sons, Donald Faulkner and wife
Rena, Ronald Faulkner and wife
Tammy, and Andrew Faulkner,
all of Wauchula; three sisters,
Frances "Sissy" Flemmons and
husband Bud, Patricia Barlowe
and Tracy Barnes, all of Tunica,
Miss.; 12 grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
July 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel. Services
were Monday, July 3 at 10 a.m. in
the Sanctuary of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula with the
Rev. Bob Norman officiating.
Burial was in Lake Dale


installation ot three pumps at me
water/wastewater plants.
received the June police
report from Chief Chris Baty. There


were 160 traffic citations issued,
which brought in revenue of
$26,675.50. There were 107 com-
plaints handled and 26 arrests
made, 24 for burglary, which
solved a series of crimes,.said Baty.


Letter To The Editor

The Da Vinci Code Movie


town seeks to remove unsightly
conditions which are detrimental,
dangerous and unhealthy, and inter-
fere with the comfort and welfare
of the public and interfere with
the enjoyment and reduce the value
of surrounding private property,
invite plundering, create fire and
safety hazards.
Specifically targeted are main-
taining or accumulating waste, rub-
bish, refuse or trash of organic or
inorganic materials, unrestricted
growth of weeds or other noxious
plants, or motor vehicles or
machinery which are inoperable
(dismantled, wrecked, junked or
abandoned).
Residents will be notified by cer-
tified mail and given 14 days to
clean up the problem in question.
Any resident or business not coop-
erating can then be fined $250 per
day and up to $500 per day for
repeat violations. The city can
remove the offending material and
the property owner or tenant will be
responsible for the cost to do so.

In other action, the council:
approved second reading of
anl ordinance to annex two acres
and first reading of an ordinance to
annex adjacent acres. Both are con-
Stiguous to the town limits.
approved first reading of an
,ordinance setting boundaries of the
town's utility service aeaeas as
recently suggested by State Statute
180. With plans to expand its water
and wastewater facilities the town
does not want to encourage pack-
age plants or septic'tanks and
expands its service; area to; five
..miles inevery direction from the
:town limits, except on the north
side where it will go along U.S. 17
.only to Causey Road to not inter-
fere with the Wauchula expansion
limits.
decided to rebid for hurricane
shutters for the Town Hall as the
only ones received were for screen-
ing, not shutters.
approved a $1,000 monthly
salary to compensate Schofield for
the work he is doing as interim city
manager.
approved rehiring Bubba
Bass as the full-time sewer/water
department head.
tabled discussion of lawsuits
of former city employees Mary
Jane Tindell and Mark Gizas as the
settlement offers of their attorney
Joseph R. Fritz were forwarded to
the town's insurance company by
town attorney-Gerald Buhr. Fritz
idinot'.core to-.hiimeeting.
approved $1.500 each 'for


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Dear Editor,
The movie "The Da Vinci Code"
has opened, and many are saying
"what's the big deal that the reli-
gious groups and historians are
making about it? Well, I'll tell you,
it's heresy to the Christian religion.
If someone had written a story
portraying Muhammad, Buddha or
Vishnu in a totally non-truthful sto-
ryline the offended religious fol-
lowers would have taken to the
streets to burn cars and assassinate
the author and America would have
screamed how insensitive of the
author and hollywood.
The liberalists would have said
good for them for defending their
beliefs. Yet, if Christians would
have taken to the streets in protests,
the liberalists and many so-called
Christians would have chastised
them for behaving unchristian
instead of cheering them on for
defending what they believe in.
Hypocritical don't you think?
I, unfortunately, can probably be
numbered with the laid back, cause
no controversy Christians. But a
movie made for the hungry masses
has even made me lift my eyebrows
in concern.
I have read the "Da Vinci Code"
book, and I have read the counter
books like "Debunking the Da
Vinci Code" so that I can hold an
intelligent conversation in defense
of my beliefs, and I wanted to see
which events Mr. Brown has told
absolute lies about and claimed
them to be facts.
In protest though, I refuse to see


Christianity
the movie. I don't care to give
Hollywood any money for this
debacle.
Christians really need to pay
attention here. There are many mis-
steps in this story. The author has
counted on the population being
gullible, lazy and unschooled. He
doesn't think you will double check
him.
I do realize that a lot of people
don't want Jesus to be 'who
Christians proclaim he is. He wants
us to treat each other good and fair,
to be kind and charitable with our
time and money, to be respectful
and have real self-respect for our-
selves, to treat all people equal to
ourselves regardless of sex, race,
religion or ethnic background:
In the here and now it is hard to
find anyone who honestly believes
and practices these principles. But
these are the same* beliefs that
America is rooted upon.
Now someone is corrupting the.
tree that these beliefs came from,
the Tree of Life, our Christian faith.
Whether Mr. Brown had done this
accidentally or on purpose it does-
n't matter.
If you are a Christian, don't stand
for it. If you just simply believe in
the principles of America don't
stand for the singular prejudice
against one belief.
Christians have been told to play
nice but nice people don't change
the world; good people standing
firm for the truth do.
Cheryl Marche
Wauchula










History: Profile Of

-n By SPESSARD STONE
a1 For The Herald-Advocate
di Editor's note: Dr Ross Hendry is a great-great-grandson.
.<: Mitchell Alderman, a pioneer settler of Hillsborough County, was a vet-
eran of the Third Seminole and Civil wars and a cattleman.
James Alderman, father of Mitchell, was born in Duplin County, N.C.
on Feb. 19, 1801. In 1815 he moved with his parents, David and Jemima
(Hall) Alderman, to Bulloch County, Ga., where he married Roxie Ann
Holloway, born Feb. 16, 1808, Bulloch County, daughter of William and
Orpha Holloway. In 1827 James and Roxie relocated to Thomas County.
About 1850 the family moved to Hillsborough County, where they settled
along the Alafia River.
James is generally recognized to be the first person to settle in the area
south bf the Alafia River, with Alderman's Ford, near his homestead, being
the locale where he first crossed the river. A cattle rancher, James in 1853
paid taxes on 500 head of cattle, and 900 head in 1855. The 1860 census of
Hillsborough County noted that James had real estate valued at $1,500 and
personal property of $10,100. Nearby neighbors include sons Matthew,
Mitchell, Timothy and Michael Alderman and sons-in-law, M.P. Lyons and
William B. Moody.
Roxie Ann (Annie) Alderman died, probably, on March 6, 1868. James
died on Feb. 3, 1880 at the residence of Joshua Riggs, his son-in-law, in
Manatee County. Burial was in Pelot's Cemetery, near the Alafia River.
James and Roxie Alderman had 15 children: Matthew, Jensie (Mrs.
Charles Wesley Hendry), Timothy, Eliza (Mrs. Matthew P. Lyons),
Mitchell, Elizabeth A. (Mrs. William F. Morrison), Michael, William,
Susan (Mrs. Joshua D. Riggs), Rachel (Mrs. William B. Moody), Catherine
S(Mrs. David W. Gillette), Mary M. (married first to Jacques Townsend and
I second to Frank M. Bryant), Nancy (Mrs. George Mitchell), David and
Hiram,
Mitchell Alderman was born Nov. 18, 1833 in Thomas County, Ga. and
Q moved with his parents to Hillsborough County. There, on Dec. 1, 1853, he
'"married Lenora O'Neal, born July 17, 1838, daughter of Douglas O'Neal.
Rev. J.M. Hayman officiated.
S During the Third Seminole War, Mitchell served as a private in 1856 in
Capt. William B. Hooker's Company. Serving with him were his brothers,
SMatthew and William Alderman.
During the Civil War, he enlisted in Capt. John T. Lesley's Company,
CSA, of which Lesley was commissioned captain in July 1863, and served
'",until paroled in May 1865 at Tampa on account of the close of the war.



Bowling Green To Name City Park
InHonorOfHaringto, List
n In Honor Of Harrington, Liston


Mitchell Alderman

Mitchell was a cattleman and a Baptist. He died on Dec. 14, 1895 in
Hillsborough County.
Under the Act of 1909, on Feb. 8, 1910, Lenora C. Alderman, a resident
of Wauchula, applied for a pension as the widow of Mitchell Alderman,
who enlisted in April 1863 in Capt. John T. Lesley's Company in the
Confederate service until the close of the war. She stated she had continu-
ously resided in the state of Florida since 1853. She swore tit t her proper-
ty did not exceed the value of $5,000 and included: real estate located at
Fort Green, $500; cattle, horses and other livestock, $1,000; stocks, $200;
total $1,700. Her post office address was Fort Green, County of DeSoto.
Effie Rainey and J.B. Simmons attested to her application, while A.W.
Hendry acted as notary public. W.A. Hendry and W.A. Alderman certified
her statement. On Feb. 14, 1910, John T. Lesley provided an affidavit that
Mitchell Alderman had enlisted in his company and served faithfully until
May 1865 on account of the close of the war. M.A.Sistrunk and G.W. Wells,
both of Plant City, on Feb. 19, 1910, provided affidavits that they had
served with Mitchell. On March 7, 1910, the county commissioners of
DeSoto County, consisting of C.L. Keene, W.J. Wingate, E.B. Huckaby,
D.J. Farabee and James Carlton, recommended that Lenora be granted a
pension under the laws of Florida. Her claim #5546 was approved and pay
allowed from March 8, 1910 at the rate of $120 per annum.
Subsequently, on April 11, 1910, H.E. Carlton, clerk of the circuit court
of DeSoto County, wrote the Board of Pension, "It has been suggested tot
he county commissioners that Mrs. Lenora Alderman is not entitled to a
pension and they suggest that you write tot he following parties if you wish
to investigate: Hon. F.B. Hagan, Pine Level, Fla.; Mr. N.C. Platt, Lily, Fla."
On July 26, 1911, A.W. Hendry, acting in Lenora's behalf, began a lengthy
appeal.


July 13, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5A

On Aug. 15, 1913, Lenora Alderman continued her claim. She listed her
property to consist of 250 head of cattle, valued at $2,500. She gave her
post office address as Fort Green. The county commissioners of DeSoto
County, consisting of V.W. Surrency, W.G. Welles, John Hagan, H.J.
Downing, and Joseph Crews, on Sept. 2, 1913, recommended that she be
granted a pension under the laws of Florida. Her claim was reinstated with
pay from July 1, 1913.
Lenora O'Neal Alderman died on July 7, 1915.
Mitchell and Lenora (O'Neal) Alderman had the following children:
1.) Sarah Gertrude Alderman, born Nov. 4, 1854; died May 28, 1929;
married on Dec. 28, 1871, to Alfred Franklin Shuman.
2.) Michael B. Alderman, born Jan. 23, 1856; died April 2, 1889; never
married.
3.) William M. Alderman, born March 9, 1857; died April 11, 1935;
married on Feb. 29, 1884 to Irene Shuman.
4.) Mary Alderman, born Sept. 6, 1859; married to Henry Craig.
5.) Louisa Alderman, born July 4, 1861; died Dec. 23, 1920; married
on April 25, 1883 to Thomas Branch.
6.) Clifford Lavonia Alderman, born March 19, 1863; died December
1893; married on Jan. 4, 1883 to William Filmore Mizell.
7.) Jacques Alderman, born March 29, 1866; died Jan. 7, 1929; married
in 1886 to Martha J. Hancock.
8.) Jency Dora Alderman, born Jan. 22, 1869; died Dec. 19, 1902; mar-
ried on Aug. 20, 1886 to James Samuel Hancock.
9.) Susan J. Alderman, born June 20, 1872; died December 1954; mar-
ried in January 1890 to Frank Turner.
10.) James Elam Alderman, born June 12, 1873; died Jan. 24, 1955;
married on Sept. 8, 1892 to Avannah Hendry.
References:' Kyle VanLandingham, "James Alderman 1801-1880," South
Florida Pioneers 14 (Oct. 1977), pages 15-16; William Alderman Parker,
"Aldermans in America," pages 430-431; pension application of Lenora
Alderman.


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission Tuesday night re-
"' named the community park by the
Chester Grove Baptist Church.the
S Harrington-Liston Park.
The park is named in honor of
Stwo long-time teachers who taught
at the old school where the park is
Located iri the northwestern quad-
S!rant of the city. They were Maggie
: Harrington of Bowling Green who
. jjtaught grades four through eight
Sand Flossie Liston of Fort Meade
Swho taught grades one to four at the

S.The basketball court at the park
; I will be named in honor of former
1 Hardee High School basketball star
Mark ILunsford, a mental health
Caseworker in Mobile, Ala., who
was killed in April 2006'ir.i motor-
cycle accident -
The recommendations for the
Spark's name and basketball court's
Same were brought by Leonard

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252005CP000081

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
KATIE LOUISE ROLLINS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
KATIE LOUISE ROLLINS, deceased,
File Number 252005CP000081; by the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Clerk of Circuit Court,
Hardee County, Probate Division, P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873;
that the decedent's date of death was
January 10, 2095; that the total value
of the estate (protected homestead)
is $200,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been asslgend by such order are:
Name: Unda Sue Rollins DeYoung
Address: .6409 Tractor Rd., Sebring,
SFL 33876.
T'ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
S All creditors of the estate of the
diecedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the
., decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made
SIn the Order of Summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OR
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first Publication
of this Notice is July 6, 2006.
Seasons Giving Notice:
Leslle Wayne Rollins
.O. Box 801
Wauchula, FL 33873
inda Sue Rollins DeYoung
49 Tractor Rd.
Sebring, FL 33876
iAttorney for Person Giving Notice:
FRED J. WILDER, Attorney
'j407 S. Ewing Ave.
S Clearwater, FL 33756-5766
JTelephone: (727) 446-3074
.:Florida Bar No. 087769 7:6-13c
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McGill of the Chester Grove
Baptist Church. He said a formal
dedication may be held on Labor
Day weekend in September 2006.
James Carpenter suggested the
court be named in honor of
Lunsford.
Mayor Perry Knight praised the
contributions of the church, which
is 104 years old.
In other action the mayor sug-
gested City Manager David
Elbertson prepare a tentative new
city budget based on a millage tax
rate of 7.25. The city since 1995
has levied six mills.
"It was phenomenal for the city
to operate on six mills for 11 years.
I recommend 7.25 mills. We could
always reduce it," said Knight.
County Commissioner Minor
Bryant attended the meeting and
gave a report to-the commission.
He said Hardee County will receive
an additional $350,000 a year from
the state in unrestricted funds as
part of a 31-county small county
coalition.
Bryant said the $10 million Ona-
Fort Green Road has taken a lot of
truck traffic off of U.S. 17. He said
the county independent board will
have about $2 million to spend this
year on economic development
projects if they qualify for funding.
No one wants advice-only
corroboration.
-John Steinbeck, "The Winter
of Our Discontent"

Right is right, even if every-
one is against it; and wrong
is wrong, even if everyone is
for it.
-William Penn

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252006DR000317
IN THE MATTER OF:
TYLER MATTHEW HOOTEN
A minor child /

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR PUBLICATION
TO: GREGORY TYRONE WHITE
AND LAUNA LANE HOOTEN
AND OTHER INTERESTED
PARTIES
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Temporary Custody by Extended
Family, has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, If any, to this
action on William J. Rinaldo, Esquire,
of THE RINALDO LAW FIRM, P.A.,
Petitioner's attorney, whose address
is 2206 Lakeland Hills Boulevard,
Lakeland, Florida 33805, on or before
August 4, 2006 and file the original
with the clerk of this court at Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and Information.
Failure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, Including dismissal or striking
of pleadings..
DATED this 30 day of June, 2006.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
B. Hugh Bradley, Clerk
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
7:6-27c


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6A The Herald-Advocate, July 13, 2006


Political Rally Held July 4 At Pioneer Park In Zolfo Springs

By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A political rally was held at Pioneer Park at the Nickerson-Ullrich building
in Zolfo Springs on the afternoon of July 4.
Donna Clark spoke as a candidate for U.S. Congress. She is a Republican
and has been a state representative for the past six years. She is concerned
about protecting water and natural resources, helping agriculture and main-
taining a strong military. The election will be Sept. 5 for the primary and Nov.
7 for the general balloting.
Christine Jennings, a Democrat and banker for 40 years, is also running for
U.S. Congress. She started her career as a teller and later became bank pres-
ident. Her key issues include veterans, senior citizens, protecting Medicare
and Medicaid, and not allowing the privatization of Social Security.
The 13th District of the U.S. Congress has the following voter registration,
said Jennings: 45 percent Republican, 33 percent Democrat, and 22 percent ,: "
independent or other affiliation.
County Commissioner Gordon Norris was emcee and allocated three min-
utes per speaker.
Brian Pohl, a School Board candidate from District 5, said he has two
daughters in the Hardee school system and said the three key elements in a
child's success are parent/guardian, community and the school system. He
promotes "safety and success for our children." The election is Sept. 5.
Gina Neuhofer, incumbent School Board from District 3, has twin sons in
the school system. She has been on the board for one year and has done
extensive school volunteer work. Her emphasis is. on student achievement, P
school safety, and teacher and employee retention.
Wendell Cotton, School Board Chairman from District 5, said he empha-
sizes safety, the quality of education,; and working with the superintendent
and deputy superintendent of schools. He seeks more involvement by parents
and has been on the board for eight years. The..board has to follow state and
federal mandates. He will retire later this month fiom the U.S. Postal Service. Rich Shepard played guitar and sang for the Final Touch band.
Paul Samuels is running for School Board from District 1. He is a gradu-
ate of Hardee High School, South Florida Community College and the Ken Weis, a cancer patient, spoke on behalf of the American
University of South Florida. He is on the Peace Ri;ver Basin Board, the Cancer Society.
Hardee County Economic Development Council, and is president of the
Wauchula Lion Club. The Mosaic employee said he will work on retention,
pay and recruiting for teachers, discipline, student achievement and growth
management.
Teresa Crawford, a School Board candidate from District 3, has 21 years
in education 8 as a teacher, 8 as counselor and 5 at South Florida ....
Community College where she is head of the SFCC Hardee County branch.
She spoke about state mandates.and said education is the key and opens
doors.
Jan Platt is seeking re-election to the School Board from District 4. She has
been on the board for eight years. She works for.a safe learning environment,
has an open door policy and believes in working together.
Kim Hanshaw is a School Board candidate from District 4. She has been a
school teacher for 22 years, married for almost 18 years and has a teenage
daughter. She is the daughter of Larry and Jean Barwick of Bowl of Fun
Lanes and has taught at Zolfo Springs Elementary, Wauchula Elementary and
North Wauchula Elementary and has been active in the local teacher organi-
zation. 4
Joe Jones is running for re-election to the School Board from District 1. He
was in the Korean Conflict and was part of building Hardee's first new school
in 25 years, the new K-8 school that cost $41 million, with the state paying
$34 million and Hardee County $7 million. Jones said the Hardee School sys-
tem received 'a grade of B from the state and he stresses safety and a good
education. The board is looking for property for a new elementary school, he
said.
Cancer patient Ken Weis promoted the American Cancer Society and said
he will go to Washington, D.C to campaign for more federal funds for can-
cer research and treatment. He is not running for office.
School Board candidates Don Herndon from District I and Glenn Bergens
from District 4 were not present for the rally, said Norris. Matt Fowler played guitar for Final Touch band. Joey Kirkland sang as member of Final Touch band.


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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


BROTHER SLIM AND THE RAINY SEASON
From his upstairs back balcony, Slim Spivey could see through the
oaks, pines and tall cabbage palms patches of the Peace River. His house
was half a mile or so east of the Thousand Trails Campground in Zolfo
Springs, which is catty-cornered across U.S. 17 from the old Zolfo Springs
swimming pool.
In summer, in the rainy season, the solitary dirt-road that winds through
the woods to Slim's house is sometimes two feet under water, and he can
only get home by boat. For this purpose, he keeps his small john boat with
a two-horse engine hidden in thick brush in the edge of the swamp behind
the building in Pioneer Park that used to be the pavilion for the swimming
pool that is no longer there.
When Slim chose this isolated area to build his house, his friends had
warned him how wet it got; and that's why he built his two-story wood-
frame house ui on stilts. Unless there was a direct hit from a hurricane,
water wouldn't get inside his. house, and even then only if the roof leaked
or blew away. That the county hadn't paved the dirt road going to his house,
as it had promised, and that the zoning commission refused to let him -
even at his own expense!.- cut proper irrigation canals so he could drive
to his house in the rainy season made Slim furious.
Slim could easily afford to cut the canals. For the past 20 years, since
he'd sold his sorry pasture land west of Ona to the phosphate mines, money
was one.thing Slim did not have to worry about, nor would he have to
worry about ever again. Though he was a millionaire, he was still as tight
as a strand of barbed wire on a new ferce. He lived off the interest his
money made every year and the only time he'd touched the principle was
when he'd built his house, and that was like taking a handful of straw from
the bottom of a haystack.
Slim was 78 years old and in amazingly good condition, considering
he drank whisky every day and half a dozen times a year he disappeared for
two or three weeks at a time, eating nothing and drinking all day until he
passed out at night. No one knew where Slim went on these benders, but it
was rumored he'd been spotted in Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa
Rica, Venezuela and, once, in Columbia.
But a few years ago a doctor told Slim the abuse to his body would
soon catch up with him, and unless he quit the bottle his days were num-
bered. So Slim quit, cold turkey.
Sober, he sensed his mortality. Hoping to miss Hell and somehow
sneak into Heaven's back door, Slim started going to church. On his first
visit he dropped a huge check in the collection plate, and had done so every
Sunday since. The pastor beamed and praised Brother Slim's generosity
from the pulpit while Slim smiled vacantly, his mind on'the dark-haired
beauty he'd met on his last sojourn in Jamaica.
The summer rains had begun now and it wouldn't be long before Slim
would have to start using his boat to get home. When he had to buy gro-
ceries, he usually got his grandson'to help him take them inside. But, for-
tunately, it was seldom more than a week the water stood high enough that
he couldn't drive to his house; and it only happened a few times a year.
Sometimes during those times he stayed in town with his daughter, but
he hated that almost as much as he hated going home in a boat because his
holy-rolling daughter who talked in tongues and let the hair grow on her
legs and under her arms like a man was as obstinate and demanding as
he was, and.if there was anything Slim Spivey could not stand it was a
strong woman.
The one part of the Bible Slim knew almost by heart was the part that
exhorts women to submit to their men. His daughter submitted to no one,
not even her poor hen-pecked husband, and behind her back Slim called her
"The Boss." That is why usually he'd rather boat back to his mosquito-
infested h6use than to stay with her and listen to her self-righteous rants,
nagging and bossing. .
That she was the very image of him (except for the talking in tongues).
never occurred to Slim.


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Hardee County Commissioner Gordon Norris was emcee for the State Rep. Donna Clark is running for U.S. Congress as a
Hardee High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented the col- July 4th political rally at Pioneer Park. Republican.
ors.































Democrat Christine Jennings, a banker for 40 years, is running Brian Pohl is running for Hardee School Board in District 5. Gina Neuhofer is running for election to the School Board in
for U.S. Congress. District 3. She was appointed to the School Board a year ago by
the governor after Tracy Terrell Baxter moved to Brandon.


















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Wendell Cotton is chairman of School Board, resides in District Paul Samuels is running for School Board from District 1. Teresa Crawford is seeking election to the School Board from
5 and is running for re-election. District 3.



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Jan Platt is running for re-election to the School Board from
District 4.


Kim Hanshaw is running for School Board from District 4.


Joe Jones is running for re-election to the School Board from
District 1.






8A The Herald-Advocate, July 13,2006



Way Back Tq When~


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
Frog Business Hops Into
Limelight Here: Yes sir! The frog
business has hopped into Hardee
County. Two months ago this sec-
tion was shipping fruit and vegeta-
bles, but today it is shipping frog
legs, and in quantities, too. Three
parties are engaged in the frog busi-
ness in this section now, including
the United Frog Company, Jack
Reed and Jim Daughtry and J.E.
(Spud) Harp.
Most of the frogs are being
caught in the northwest section of
the county, around Fort Green, Fort
Green Springs and west of Bowling
Green and around Crewsville.
There are many frog hunters in the
fields or woods every night. One
firm has 40 or 50 of them. The
hunters wear a light on their cap
front, and shine the frog's eyes.
Then they gig him with a gig, hit-
"'ting him between the eyes. The rest
is history.
Earnest's Celebrates Its Silver
Jubilee: Tomorrow J.W. Earnest &
Company, Wauchula's largest and
oldest dry goods emporium, begins
the celebration of its silver jubilee,
marking 25 years of progress and
development. The firm is putting on
a gigantic 15-day sale to commem-
orate the end of a quarter century of
merchandising in Wauchula.
Back in 1906 J.W. Earnest, presi-
dent of the firm, went into the mer-
cantile business here with D.O.
Ratliff, a fellow townsman, under
the firm name of Earnest, Ratliff &
Co., and dealt in dry goods and
clothing. Later the firm dissolved
and the two split off.
His Political Foes Get Slap From
Governor: Gov. Doyle E. Carlton
took time out from his brief vaca-
tion last Saturday to brand as "total-
ly false" the statements made by
Rep. S.P. Robineau, Dade County,
at a public meeting in Tampa
Thursday. night, and challenged
Robineau to-prove his statements.
The chief executive, after retun-
ing from a fishing trip Friday night,
scanned published reports of the
Tampa meeting and of charges
made there by Robineau, Rep. John
E. Mathews of Duval County, Rep..


Tom Watson of Tampa, and others
who spoke at a meeting advertised
as one to advocate a road building
holiday, but which turned out to be
a tirade against the governor.
50 YEARS AGO
Collier Held On Murder Attempt
Shooting Charge: O.K. Collier of
Zolfo Springs, pastor of an Arcadia
Baptist church is being held under a
$2,500 surety bond on a charge of
assault with intent to commit mur-
der, as a result of the wounding of
Dallas McClellan Monday after-
noon in the Lemon Grove section.
Both men are around 35 to 40 years
old.
The shooting apparently was the
outgrowth of a bizarre matrimonial
triangle, according to Sheriff Odell
Carlton., who is still investigating
the actual details of the shooting.
The matrimonial mix-up involves
three divorce suits, a marriage and
an annulment.
Hardee Legion Team Ends Year:
The Herger Williams Post 2
American Legion junior baseball
team closed out its season success-
fully Wednesday at Farr Field when
it shut out Arcadia 1-0 behind Larry
Albritton's one-hit pitching.
Albritton's pitching was so effec-
tive that the only ball to reach the
outfield was the lone base hit that
just cleared Count's head at :;hort-
stop in the fifth inning.
Count's single, double and triple
and two runs batted in, Anderson's
three singles and two runs batted in
and, Terrell's double and triple led
the 12-hit attack on losing pitcher
Waldron. A future Wauchula battery
appeared in the seventh inning as
Dewey Terrell took the mound to
throw to catch Marvin Metheny.
Metheny caught a pop-fly ball and
Terrell struck out the last two men.
Tentative Budget Reveals School
Crisis For '57: Another funds crisis
looms for the Hardee County
school system, -according to tenta-
tive budget figures presented to the
school board Monday by
Superintendent H.B. Dominick.
The budget exceeded the estimated
revenue by $35,000.
In other business of the meeting
the board decided to call for bids for
mowing school grounds at Bowling
Green, Wauchula and Zolfo Springs
elementary schools. Bids will also
be asked for milk, bread, rolls and
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classroom supplies for the schools
and turned over to the principals for
tabulation and acceptance of low
bids.
Cage Tournament Planned In
July: During the first three weeks of
the summer program basketball has
consisted of free play. Anyone
desiring to come in and shoot or
play on any one of the four nights
the gym is open may do so. Plans
are under way to sponsor a half-
court basketball tournament some
time in July.
A team will consist of three play-
ers and play will be confined to half
of the regular playing court. This
will enable two games to be played
at once. You can play this game in
your back yard. All that is needed is
one basketball goal and a basket-
ball. All you former stars, present
stars and future stars line up a team
and enter now. Your team may prac-
tice Monday, Tuesday or Thursday
nights from 7 to 9.
25 YEARS AGO
A Nuclear Threat Will Bring
36,000 Evacuees To Hardee: If a
nuclear disaster necessitated the
evacuation of the Miami-Dade
County area, Hardee County would
be expected to host 36,000 evac-
uees. Director of Disaster Prepared-
ness Ron Luke says in case' of a
nuclear war, the Miami-Dade
County area is definitely a prime
target.
Luke and his assistant,.,Virginia
Bond, have prepared a draft of pro:-
cedures for handling the situation in
Hardee County. The plan which is
required by the state Department of
Community Affairs, is a nuclear
civil protection plan. Luke says the
state may make some changes in the
drafted plan his office sent in.
Wauchula Nixes County's Offer:
The Wauchula Council was unani-
mous in its decision Monday night
to reject the County Commission's
offer to swap responsibility for
solid waste disposal with the
municipalities in exchange for
operating a countywide fire depart-
ment. In addition, the council
authorized the clerk to notify the
commission that they would not
provide fire protection to the coun-
ty residents after Oct. 1 unless the
county paid $118,667 for the fire
department budget.
.., The county.is tp reply to :becity's
, .dempond as soon as possible (not
later thanAug..11.) Wauchula is the
second city to reject out-of-hand the
county's offer. Bowling Green com-
missioners expressed a strong dis-
approval of the idea earlier this
month. "I think someone is giving
the cities and the county the run
around," Councilman Marion Gill
said regarding the County Com-
mission's inability to resolve the
solid waste problem.
Entrance Station, Road Complete
At Payne's Creek Historical Park:
Payne's Creek Park Sup.,Bob
Henry, 42, and his family moved to
the residence on the park grounds
June 29. Henry says a lot of local
people came out and drove all over
the park the Fourth of July. The
superintendent is very excited about
being in on the construction of the
park and says he hopes to see the'
old fort and. trading post recon-
structed before it's complete.
The entrance station and road are'
complete. The two picnic shelters,
which will cover eight picnic tables
six feet long, are completed. The
ground around the shelters is being
sodded. The parking area is com-
plete and carsare no longer allowed
to park past the area. Asphalt ramps
will be constructed connecting the
picnic shelters, bathrooms and pic-
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10 YEARS AGO
Federal Drug Probe Ends In
Probation: A former Wauchula
restaurant owner who authorities
say was cooking up drugs, not din-
ner, has been sentenced in federal
court. Joseph Knight, 57, once
operator of the Hardee House,.
appeared in U.S. District Court in
Tampa Tuesday to hear his fate.
He was sentenced to three years
of probation, with six of those
months to be spent on house arrest,
U.S. Attorney Bob Stickney said.
The sentence reflects Knight's
admission of guilt and his participa-
tion in a plea agreement with feder-
al prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to
a single count of attempting to pos-
sess benzyl cyanide, a precursor
chemical used in the manufacture of
methamphetamine, a narcotic.
Local Boxers Win Events: Three
area boxers have had exciting wins
recently, two as Sunshine State
game- victors and one as a state
champion. Robert Castillo, 15, won
the USA Boxing state champi-
onship in matches at the Dr. James
R. Smith Center in Orlando on May
25. He downed opponents by TKO
and decision to win the 125-pound
title, earning him a trip to the USA
Boxing national championships.
At the Sunshine State Games July
5-7, Edner Cherry, 13, and Chris
Solano, 12, both won gold medals.
Cherry took his in the 115-pound
division, with Solano taking the 96-
pound title. All three are members
of the Heartland Charities boxing
team which trains at the Troy Carter
Youth Center off West Main Street
in Wauchula.
3 Teachers Join Select Group:
Three local teachers are part of just
25 statewide chosen from over 400
applicants to participate in the
Florida Center for Teachers. Each
will attend a week-long seminar
designed to recognize and reward
the state's best teachers. Selection
was based on passion for learning
and commitment to excellence in
teaching.
Pictured in the July 11, 1996
issue of The Herald-Advocate are
Caroline Mackay of Hardee Junior
High School, Arnell Waldron, also
of the junior high, with Schools
Superintendent Derrel Bryan and
School Board Chairman James
Stallings. Not pictured is Mary
Idsardi of North Wauchula Ele-
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DRINK YOUR WATER!
With these hot and humid days of summer, it's more important than
ever to drink lots of water. Whether you are lounging poolside, playing ten-
nis or simply watching TV at home, it is essential to consume plenty of flu-
ids during summer heat waves.
On average, an adult's body weight is made up of about 10 to 12 gal-
lons of water (about 55 to 75 percent of body weight). But, when exposed
to extremely high temperatures, your body requires even more water to
maintain its normal temperature.
Since more than one half of an adult human body weight is water, we
need to make sure we are consuming adequate amounts of water every day,
regardless of our activity level.
So, what does water do in the body? It converts our food into energy;
it regulates our body temperature; it protects and cushions our vital organs;
and it keeps us "regular," removing bodily wastes and aiding digestion.
You can live for weeks without food. You can only survive a few days with-
out water!
The average adult loses about 2 1/2 quarts (about 10 cups) of water
daily through perspiration, breathing and other body functions. When we
take in less fluid than we lose in urine, sweat and feces, our body becomes
"dehydrated." A study showed one-third of healthy persons 65 years or
older have mild dehydration!
Low fluid intake or dehydration can cause: difficulty swallowing; dry
mouth due to less saliva production; headaches; fatigue; loss of appetite;
dry eyes; muscle cramps; and urinary stone disease.
Extreme weakness and potential heatstroke may result if more than 10
percent of body weight is lost from dehydration or water loss. This condi-
tion can be serious and a person should seek medical attention.
Don't let thirst be an indicator that you need water. By the time we are
thirsty, our bodies are already in a mild state of dehydration. Start getting
in the habit of drinking six to eight glasses of water throughout the day
every day to minimize the risk of dehydration before the sensation of
thirst sets in.
If you prefer a flavored beverage, milk and fruit juice are good options
that provide other nutrients, or try sports drinks or decaffeinated beverages
(caffeine can act as a diuretic, causing water loss). Alcoholic beverages also
have a diuretic effect and promote water loss, so try alternating them with
water or sparkling water at parties and social gatherings.
However, the most important fluid to consume is water. Water is calo-
rie-free, sugar-free, fat-free, caffeine-free, sodium-free, and it can be almost
cost-free. Of course, if you prefer bottled water, the cost for each eight-
ounce serving goes up.
While water and other beverages supply the body with a good portion
of its fluid needs, water is also found in solid foods. Consider preparing
your meals this summer with fresh fruits and vegetables, and remember that
soups contain a lot of water. Remember that a healthy diet contains plenty
of fluids. Pay special attention to the fluid needs of small children, senior
adults and people who are very active.
Overall, cool refreshing drinks can help lower your body's tempera-
ture. But remember, it's harder to cool down in hot humid weather because
perspiration does not evaporate as quickly as it does in hot dry weather.
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The catfish are really biting in Peace River with the rising water.
; Thursday morning I put my boat in at the Pioneer Park boat ramp to try
-:some bass fishing. I was joined by my youngest brother Jonathan and
-' Kellon Durrance.
After spending about 30 minutes catching some live chubs to use for
"'bait we began our slow float down the river. We were fishing these live
chubsbs on a small circle hook under a cork. The first few bites we had were
From gars. But the next one I got was definitely not a gar.


I threw my bait up into several logs that were in th& riv.r I turned
around for something and when I looked up my cork' was gone. I quickly
set the hook, and a very strong fish raced away on the otherend of my line.
It swam straight for the logs. I was able to steer the 'fish init6 'the middle of
the river and after a few minutes into the net. The fish we thought was a
bass turned out to be a seven-pound channel catfish.
Jonathan was the next person to hook up, catching a yearling bass.
About 30 minutes later my cork disappearedagain. Much like the last
fish this one stayed on the bottom and ran for the logs. Once again I got the
fish into open water and into the net, another nice channel catfish
weighting about four pounds.
Over about the next mile of river we caught a few more small bass and
had several gars keep harassing and killing our chubs.
Kellon tossed his bait up against some logs in a deep hole, and his cork
immediately disappeared under the water. He set the hook, and a nice bass
jumped out of the water before breaking his line.
It was now about noon, and out of nowhere came a.hardcold, rain. We
decided to continue fishing since we were going to get wet anyway before
we could get back to the boat ramp. .
We ran out of chubs so I cast-netted a school of small Nile perch for
some more bait. Since the bass were not cooperating too well it was time to
go after some more big catfish.
We went back upriver a little ways to some deep water we passed ear-
lier. We anchored up just in front of a large tree in,,the water. This time we
were fishing on the bottom with a whole small perch,
After a couple of minutes my rod bent from another catfish. This one,
however, got me into the tree in front on us and broke my line. While I was


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re-tying Kellon caught a huge mudfish. Jonathan followed with a mudfish
of his own.
As I cast out again it started raining, on us for the second time.
Determined it would stop soon we continued fishing. Moments later I got
another bite and landed another channel cat about five pounds.
We moved a little closer to the boat ramp and fished onemore spot, and
once again it rained on us. Kellon and Jonathan were starting to get tired of
it and took shelter out of the rain. I continued fishing and caught one more
catfish, this one being about six pounds.
We decided to get out of the rain and call it quits for the day.
Saturday Jonathan wanted to go catch some more catfish. This time we
went to the Gardner boat ramp to launch the boat. After putting the boat in
the water we went up river to the mouth of Charlie Creek to get bait.
I saw a school of baitfish and threw the net. I didn't know what they
were and was shocked to see about 25 finger mullet thrashing around in. my
net. They must have swam a long ways up river from Charlotte Harbor.
We looked for some deep water and had a hard time finding some as it
was fairly shallow down there.
After finding a few holes we ended up catching a seven pound blue cat,
and another nice channel.
This summer give catfishing a try. They are fairly easy to catch and put
up a real fight once hooked. They eat a wide variety of baits, however I
have the best luck for the larger fish on whole live baitfish. Catfish like
deep flowing water, preferably around some logs or other structure. So,
next time give them a try, you won't regret it.


FISHING
It is fishing season right now. Many people are canoeing and boating
down the river. Others are driving to the coast to do some salt-water fishing.
Here is an entertaining story for all of you:
A man leaving a lake carrying two buckets of fish was
stopped by a game warden. The game warden asked the man,
:"Do you have a license to catch those fish?"
The man replied, "No, sir. These are my pet fish."
"Pet fish?" the warden asked.
; "Yes, sir. Every night I take these here fish down to the lake
and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump
back into their buckets, and I take 'em home."
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish: can't do that!"
The man looked at the game warden for a moment, and then
said, "Here, I'll show you. It really works."
"OK. I've got to see this!" The game warden was curious now.
S The man poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
S After several, minutes, the game warden turned to the man and
,:, ; said, "Well?"
"Well, what?" the man responded.
"When are you going to call them back?" the game warden
,:,' prompted.
"Call who back?" the man asked.
: "The fish."
S"What fish?" the man asked.
S Obviously, it was wrong and sinful for this fisherman to lie about the
-fish that he put back in the water. He should not have been fishing in the first
i.place without a license. It seems that people will do most anything to get
themselves out of trouble, even when they know they deserve to be in trou-
ble. They'll even lie to protect their own skin.
The problem with this is that they might just protect their own skin but
they jeopardize their soul. And if you have to choose between punishment
'here on Earth aidd puiishiient'in Heaven,' you should always choose pun-
Sishment on Earth. Revelation 21:8 states, "But the fearful, and the unbe-
living, and the abominable,, and murderers, and. whoremongers, and sor-
,_cerers, and idolaters, and all liars will have their part in the Lake burning
""with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
It is amazing that listed with the abominable and murderers are the liars
'and unbelieving.
.{., ...God oonodsi 'af l st abominable sirns' possible' is
m ispousels S. d"'truthful people: We must live with the
Consequences of our sins and trust in the grace and mercy of God to redeem
' ;.us and save our souls.
And possibly God will work His amazing mercy and help us out on
SEarth bby saving our skins. We must just trust in Him. I'm Telling the Truth.
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SConstruction of a sidewalk along
East Bay Street will start shortly.
SAt its Monday evening meeting,
the Wauchula City Commission
asked Superintendent of Public
Works Ray McClellan to get his
crews started on the sidewalk as
'oon as possible.
The city has right-of-way along
East Bay Street from Griffin Road
all the way to U.S. 17 South except
for two or three blocks for which
negotiations are under way with the
trustees of the Azalea Hill property
of the late Tommy and Elizabeth
Underwood.
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negotiations and hope to have a
counteroffer at next month's meet-
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"More and more people are using
that street. We need to ensure safe
pedestrian traffic," said Commis-
sioner Jerry Conerly, who had
opened the discussion.
McClellan said work would
begin on the east end at the inter-
section with Griffin Road and pro-
ceed along Bay Street as time
allowed his staff to work on it.
Conerly also asked about
progress on plans for a new Garden
Club. City Manager Rick Giroux
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resigned when he. moved- ut of
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commission voting delegate to the
FJorida League of Cities.
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meetings. On July 25 at 5 i.m., the
finance committee will meet with-
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will be:a brief commission budget"
workshop to set the millage for the' .
next fiscal year.
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viding stronger measures to enforce
citations. Liens Which supercede
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offenders are being considered.
Ables said 'the changes also
would allow the city to clean up
such properties and. file assess-
ments on them which have to be
paid the, same as taxes. The city
will create an escrow account from
payment of fines and liens and use
it to pay other cleanup costs.
The next budget workshop will
be held at the regular meeting on,
Aug. 15 when dates for public bud-
get hearings 'will.be approved for
advertisement.
Finally, there will be a 6 p.m.
Aug. 29 workshop on the Unified
Land Development Code. Giroux
said he would provide commission
members a city map with its variety
of current land use codes. He asked
Them to color code or highlight any
changes they wanted, sothe city can
set its growth plan,'what and where
development is encouraged.
:-- approved a resolution for an
interlOcal agreement with the
School Board for use of the new
championship tennis coiirt which
was part of Phase I construction at
Oak Street Park. An official ribbon
cutting was held at the Park earlier
Monday evening.
Olivia Minshew, director of com-
munity development, advised that
the city had just been approved forb
a $200,000 Florida :Recreationi
Development Assistance Program
grant for Phase II.
approved a resolution to
transfer $12,000 from the confis-
. cated monies fund to the police
department for the purchase of six
more tasers ,
approved a resolution pro-l
claiming Aug. 6-12 as National
Health Center Week, particularly
noting Central Florida Health Care.
Inc., as a community health center.,


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allow a residence-appearing busi-
ness there.
Stabled second reading of an
ordinance to annex and rezone
property at West Main Street and
West Louisiana Avenue. ProCorp
Southeast LLC asked for more time .
to prepare its draft development
plan the commission requested.'
,learned the city's consultants,-.
Chastain Skillman, had received
approval to increase the city's
wastewater plant capacity to 122
million gallons a day. This should
allow the currently pending devel-
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THURSDAY, JULY 13
.VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, former
Hardee Junior High School
Media Center, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m .
MONDAY, JULY 17
VHardee County Commis-
sion, budget workshop, Com-
mission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula,, 8:30
SVZoilfo Springs Town Council,
special meeting, ,Civic''enter,
3210 U.S 17 S., Zolfo Springs,
6 p.m. -.--
TUESDAY, JULY 18
ViHardee County Commis-
sion, budget workshop,; Com-
mission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
SOrange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
V Hardee County Coalition for
the Homeless general meeting,
Gillespie]Ministry Center, 113 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula, noon
(bring bag lunch).
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
VHardee County Commis-
sion, budget workshop, Com-
mission Chambers, Room1.02,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
THURSDAY. JULY 20
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Commis-
sion Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.


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SOLILOQUY
SIf I'd only known what I lnow now in bygone days.
-I'd have been less anxious to believe and more to
critically appraise. "
Someone wouid say he or she is bad or did these or
those wrong things,.:" ;'
And, never considering the source, I would proceed
S to givethe rumor wings, '.
Or do precisely what they wanted in the exact manner
expected of me,
Or remain silent while they did things with which close
scrutiny couldn't agree. '
But today, after so many times actively or passively :
supporting unjust causes,
The what, why, when and where dawn on one and he pauses,
And asks himself who really profits if this or that is true,'
Or if hedoes the things that this or that person want him to.
I can then align myself according to my own needs
instead of theirs,
Or stand up for what's right as one who cares and dares..
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enc urage you to remember thatall campaign
signs must be located outside the county or cit

road rights-of-way. Signs that are placed in the

county or city road rights-of-way may be removed

and disposedof by Code Enforcement WithOut

notification. Please be aware that both Hardee

County and the City of Wauchula have proyisiqns

to fine those found notion compliance.


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401 West Main Street

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County Prepares Housing Plan


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With experience behind it, the
county now has a plan to deal with
hurricane-induced housing crises.
Emergency Management Direct-
or Rich Shephard presented the
Emergency Temporary Housing
plan which will be added to the
Hardee County Comprehensive
SEmergency Management Plan. The
Hardee County Commission imme-
diately approved the supplement to
the CEMP.
This addition is required by the
state, said Shepard, noting however
that Hardee is among the first coun-
ties to get its done and it will be a
model for many other counties.
It includes a way to temporarily
set aside the Land Development
Code rules that prohibit parking a
recreational vehicle or travel trailer
between public streets and a resi-
dence.
When the governor issue an
emergency order, the county will
also temporarily lift restrictions on
roofing contractors to speed up
repairs to damaged homes and
businesses.
The plan lists 13 mobile homes
currently open, many of which are
not at capacity in the June to
October portion of the hurricane
season.




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It also maintains a list of land
availability for use of temporary
placement of emergency housing,
similar to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency park set up
off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
south of Wauchula after the 2004
hurricanes.

In other action at last Thursday's
meeting, the commission:
had a lengthy discussion with
Stephanie Dunlap and Gordon
McClung of the Southwest Florida
Water Management District on its
request for the county to contribute
a matching $25,000 for its applica-
tion for federal funds for a project
to identify the flood plains of the
county and the risks of allowing
construction in or near these areas.
The plan would include aerial
mapping and digital modeling on
surface waters, where they pool and
where they run free, infrastructure
such as pipes, bridges, retention
ponds and overflow channels in the
watershed areas of the county. Such
a plan would allow the county to
restrict development in the risky
areas and develop water basin crite-
ria including upsizing pipes and lift
stations to control flooding.
While County Manager Lex
Albritton said it could give specific
reasons to deny development in




SFights


Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Already a champion, young
Daniel Lozahio will enter the ring
again on Saturday.
As Junior Olympic state and
regional champion, Lozano re-
Zceived an invitation to Saturday's
"Legends In The Making" bouts in
'AlaWmone. Springs.. ... -.-.---.
The 16-year-old Hardee High
School junior will be on the card
-which starts at 4 p.m. at the Lake
Brantley High School field house.
,He,is among boxers from the
novice and open class in women's
and men's Junior Olympic boxing
from England, Puerto Rico,
Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsyl-
vania, South Carolina and Florida.
Boxers will weigh in between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m., then be checked by
the ringside physician.
Normal admission is $15 but
there are several VIP tables (with
eight people at each) available at
$250 per table which includes din-


low-lying areas, Commissioner
Minor Bryant said it would be bet-
ter to use the information as a tool
to set conditions, such as drainage
upgrades or pipe sizes to deal with
problems in such areas.
heard an update on construc-
tion at Courthouse Annex II at U.S.
17 and Oak Street. Building and
Grounds Director Danny Weeks
said delays in working on installa-
tion of air conditioning had slowed
the project. Lavon Cobb
Construction will start the flooring
shortly. Both should be in by Aug.
1, said Weeks.
approved accepting recom-
mendation of PBS&J ranking high-
est among 12 bidders for water
quality tests at 25 sites and leachate
gas monitoring at 15 sites at the
county landfill. Solid Waste
Director Teresa Carver had negoti-
ated the company's projected annu-
al cost from $23,000 to $17,313.
approved a job description
for an accounting specialist for the
Community Development Office
which oversees a variety of state
and federal grants for housing and
other post-hurricane programs.
Director Janet Gilliard said where
the was four people before the hur-
ricanes there are now nine staff
members and purchase orders have
to be done weekly to keep contrac-
tors supplies. The new employee,
which will fill the vacancy of an
administrative assistant, will also
work with the Independent
Phosphate Severance Tax Board in
documenting applications approved
and itemizing contracts and expen-
ditures under its funding.
repealed and approved re-
writing of a recent resolution to
increase per diem and mileage
reimbursement for county employ-
ees. The state has since mandated
mileage be increased to 44.5 cents
per mile and that will be the only
change in the new resolution.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-90i3
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.


NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service...................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p. n.
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 Time ............7:00 p.m


WAUCHUl A

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.


CHARL qR K7
S, .BAPTIST
6885 State Road 64 .ast- 773-34.A -
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m. .
Worship Service ....................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30'a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month;.........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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


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Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber -
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WAUCHULA

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.................6:15 p.m.
Wedriaeday Youth Fellowshi1p.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 CHURCII
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ .............. 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service......................10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ....:.6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service :.. ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
-BibeSte' dy;. ... .'nOpm.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. SeventhAve. 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.
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Wednesda Activities.,:..... .6:. 0 p.m -


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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

. ..JEHOiQ A'S.WITNRESoa 1GLISH1
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ...................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service:..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999" Ste 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
Mom. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:q0 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
AllenWChristian 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 mrn'
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 LUTHEIRAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship..................11:00 a.m.
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday...................... 5:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................1:00 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
...A..204.N. 9th Ave. -773.6418 -
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (English ...............9:00 a.m.
-,- ,(Spanish) ... -f. 1030.-am -
S. *. (Creole),. .1 I>00 I;OpBm:'i"
Daily Mass in English ..............8:30 aim.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave.'- 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .... .......9:45 am m. ,
Morning Worship.... .. 11:00a.m.
Evening Worship .........;.6:00Qp.m.
Wednesday Prayer.. .. ..7.00 pm.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
: 773-2946 ;,i
Sunday Morning Worship .. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .. .. 6-00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ...... .. 7.30 p.m.
Friday Worship........... 7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .... .. ... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .... .. ..... 10:00 a.m.
Church ...... ... ... 10:00 a m
Youth Service ............. 6 00 p m
~ Evening Service ... ... ." y 7.00 p m
Wednesday Service ..7 30 p m,


WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH Ol GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ........ 10:06 a.nm.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer............ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ........ .. ;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.

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

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:00 a.m. "
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

-,' p A RDNiER BAPTIST CHURCH '
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .... ..... ..-.1000 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"
S Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .. .... 10:30 a.m.
q-i- -- 6-3 n2 m.


SPRINGS

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH T
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.b
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.i
Servicio de la Noche... ...... 7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ... .. ..6:00 p.m. I
Seivicio .................. 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m. R,
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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. r








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Truck driver Ken NcNeil savi
one tow truck pulling another. It
amused him. He took a picture
and submitted it to a newspaper"'
They published it.
Later, McNeil confessed, "They
fired me. The picture embar-.:
rassed.the company.".
Many times we who help need.,.
help ourselves. ,
Jonah did. He ran from the will'f
of the Lord, Who caused a great.'
fish to swallow him. While insider
the fish Jonah repented. Then he'
was' recommissioned. And the
Bible says, "The word of the Lord
came to Jonah the second time."
The Lord didn't give up on...
c~vdliugJonh. Ad H wont gve u on


Evening e e.. .. ..... v P.M.m Jonah. And Hewon't give up on
5th Sunday ..............6:00 p.m.
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ow strong and how steady are the waves of the sea!
When we look at the ocean we can glimpse thlie
nature of God's mighty power and love.- It is
predictable. It is dependable. The waves will crash upon the
shore with the rhthhm that has continued from the time the
seas were created, this we do not question.
Perhaps the question we must consider is one concerning
our faith in God and in His Word. Is it as steady and as strong 4
as the waves Of the ocean? Doesour faith in God shape our
consciousness as the waves shape the line of the shore? In
Isaiah 48:18, God proclaimed, "...your peace would have been
like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea."
Worship each week in God's-House, and learn such trust in
Him that your faith will flow with the strength and constancy
of the waves of the sea. ""
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COUNTY COURT
There were no marriage licens-
es issued last week.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Discover Bank vs. G.H.
Shackelford, AKA Jerald Shackel-
ford, voluntary dismissal.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Thelma Cabrera, default judg-
ment for possession.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Susan
G. Ortegon, default judgment.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Rickey T. Driskell, vol-
untary dismissal.
The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Cruz: Kenneth Hernandez,
domestic battery, not prosecuted.
Davie Rodriguez, possession of
drug paraphernalia, time served,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Spencer Thomas White, posses-
sion of alcohol by a person under
21, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol or bars, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $60 investigative
costs; possession of drug parapher-
nalia and possession of marijuana,
not prosecuted.
Tiffany Markel Kilpatrick,
domestic battery, assault and crimi-
nal mischief, not prosecuted. ,
Drenda Kay Purdy, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Angel Sanchez, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Ariel Vallejo, violation of proba-
tion (original charge domestic bat-
tery), probation revoked, 90 days in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS) and concurrent with any
other sentence, outstanding fines
and court costs placed on lien.
Kenneth Dale Richardson, viola-
tion of a domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection, adjudicated
guilty, and domestic battery, adju-
dication withheld, probation one
year, 12-week domestic violence
class, random drug screens, war-
rantless search and seizure, no con-
tact with victim, $667 fine and
court costs; violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protection,
not prosecuted.
Th allowing criminal Jtraflt'
cases were disposed of re"en y in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-


ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Ira James Garland, driving while
license suspended (DWLS) and no
registration certificate, adjudication
withheld, 10 days in jail sus-
pended, $330 fine and court costs.
Mario Lopez-Santiago, refusal to
submit to DUI test, no valid
license, no registration and attach-
ing tag not assigned, 12 months
probation, license suspended one
year, tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or bars,
$662.50 fine and court costs on first
charge, $125 fine on others, $50
investigative costs, $500 restitu-
tion, 60 hours community service.
Patricia Ann Moody, DWLS, 20
days suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Margarito Lopez, DWLS, 30
days suspended, $435 fine and
court costs.
Francisco Pancho Palacios,
DWLS, 10 days suspended,
$330 fine and court costs.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
LaQuinda S. Blandiri vs.
Christina Guerra, petition for
injunction for protection.
Charitie Marie Woods vs. Robert
W. Murphy, petition for injunction
for protection.
Audrey G. Everett Greene and
Stephan Greene, divorce.
Bridget R. McVay vs. Charles
Potter Jr., petition for injunction for
protection.
SJimmy Bo Morris and Brigette E.
Morris, divorce.
The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Sarah Morales and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Rushin Dealasalaam Ellison, order.
Sylvia Sanchez and DOR vs.
Rushin Dealasalaam Ellison, order.
Octavia Nicole Johnson and
DOR vs. Emerson Fils Aime, child
support order.


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Samantha Bowman and DOR vs.
Roland Arguijo Jr., child support
arrears account established.
Eunice E. Howell and DOR vs.
Christopher A. Stone, voluntary
dismissal of petition for child sup-
port.
Margaret B. Stone and DOR vs.-
Christopher A. Stone, voluntary
dismissal of petition for child sup-
port.
Janel L. Swint and DOR vs. Billy
Gilchrist Jr., voluntary dismissal of
petition for child support.
Angela Newman vs. Alicia
Benavidez Gonzales, order.
Sarah J. Eures Albritton vs. Ivan
R. Eures, modification to child sup-
port order.
Mary Medrano and DOR vs.
Frank Medrano, child support sus-
pended.
Stacy Leann Roberts and John
Marcus Roberts, divorce.
Stephone Carlton and DOR vs.
Freddie Carlton Sr., voluntary dis-
missal of petition for child support.
Elizabeth Ann Darty and DOR
vs. Timmy Joe King, voluntary dis-
missal of petition for child support.
SMary L. Esquivel and DOR vs.
Michael Anthony Rosales, volun-
tary dismissal of petition for child
support.
Glenda Lee Eures and DOR vs.
Ronnie Eugene Hall, voluntary dis-
missal.
There was no felony criminal
court last week because of the
July 4th holiday.


Free Poetry Contest


Deadline Is July 22


Poets, listen up! The Bards of
Burbank are hosting their annual
free poetry competition, and every-
one is welcome. There are 50 prizes
in all totaling almost $5,000, and
the grand prize is $1,000.
"Even if you have written only
one poem," says Poetry Director
Dr. John Cusack, "you are welcome
to enter. Indeed, if you have never
entered a noetrv contest before, this


-- -- .......... ....
Patricia Garcia and DOR vs. is your big chance. I promise you I
Roberto Jose Giuterrez, child sup-
port order.
Angelina Garcia and DOR vs. Continually strive to improve
Juaquin Rodriguez, child support yourself.
order. -Anthony J. D'Angelo
Thelma Tovar Garza and DOR
vs. Jesus Lorenzo Torres, child sup- Pe~haps the best Yiletide dec-
port order. oration is being wreathed in
Melissa A. Terry vs. Tommy L. smiles.
Parker, child support terminated. -Author Unknown


The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Pete A. and Justina E. Byers to
Arturo D. and Christina M. Diaz,
$23,000.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. vs.
Debra K. Taylor, $14,000.
John Henry and Deborah Lynn
Derby to Pedro and Maria Estella
Granados, $25,000.
Terry A. and Karol J. Laman to
Jason P. and Candice N. Laman,
$110,000.
Orlando Martinez to Yoel
Marrero, $150,000.
John Neil and Cheryl Knight
Bone to Joe M. Jr. and Waiva A.
Durrance, $680,000.
Charles C. and Penelope R.
Nicholson to Hulbert Homes Inc.,
$63,000.
Stephen K. and Leah E. Hines to
John and Tabitha Trotter, $90,500.
Nicholson Supply Co. Inc. to
Hulbert Homes Inc., $60,420.
Hadrian Leisure Inc. to Donnis
A. Kathleen A. Barber, $478,555.
Timothy D. Ford to Roy A.
Brown, $225,000.
Maurice Ballard to Concepcion
Ramos, $208,000.
Wang.Y. Lee to C&D Corp. of
Hardee County, and Donna A. and
Frank Steffens, $51,000.
Jethrow McCall to Carlos and
Martha P Lopez, $145,000.
James E. and Julie W. Shuler to
McCarlton Partners LTD, $94,180.


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Burbank, CA 91506. Or enter your
poem online at www.bardsofbur-
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Living


Weems Fighting ALS


Events this weekend will help a
local man who has Lou Gehrig's
disease.
There will be a benefit rodeo and
auction Saturday to help W. Keith
Weems who has recently been diag-
nosed with Amyothrophic Lateral
Sclerosis (ALS), known also as Lou
Gehrig's disease.
Weems is the husband of Nancy
Weems, who is the American Sign
Language teacher at Hardee Senior
High School, and father of Keith
and Kelly.
The rodeo will be held at the
Cattleman's Arena at 7 p.m., and
will include bareback riding, bull
riding, mutton bustin' and tie down
roping. Admission for the rodeo
will be $5.
A barbecue dinner will also be
available at the arena beginning at 4
p.m. The meal will include chicken
or ribs, beans and coleslaw. Cost for
the dinner is $7.
Another event taking place will
be an auction that will include


COURTESY PHOTO
Chad Knight & Heather Tindell

Heather Tindell & Chad

Knight Are Engaged


Ricky and Janet Tindell of Avon
Park announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Heather Nicole Tindell of
Avon Park to Chad Joseph Knight
of Wauchula, son of Charles and
Carol Knight of Wauchula.
The bride-elect graduated from
Avon Park High School in 2001
and obtained an AA degree at the


University of North Florida in
2003. She is a Licensed Practical
Nurse at:Royal Care in Avon Park.
SThe prospective groom is a 1998
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and is a supervisor at
ProComm in Orlando.
A Dec. 2, 2006 wedding at 6:30
p.m. at the First Baptist Church of
Avon Park is planned.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
HOW TO CAUSE WONDER
There is a scene from-the- movie-'Chariors of Fire" in \ which an athlete -
watches a race from a bleacher. He sees a runner, Eric Liddell, stumble and
fall, then get up and pursue the.pack: In an all-out effort, Liddell overtakes
and passes all tie others to win.
The man in the bleacher is electrified because.he, too, is a runner and
he knows the awful price Liddell paid to accomplish such a feat. He is lost
for a moment in admiration and wonder.
Harold Abrams was the athlete in the bleacher that day. The film truth-
fully tells the story of Abrams' own all-out effort to achieve fame in the
Olympics, as well as the story of Olympian Eric.Liddell who went on to
serve the Lord and die in the Far East as a missionary.
But just for a moment, it seemed that, there in the bleacher, one talent-
ed and ambitious athlete looked across the expanse of his'life' and saw
another athlete making a supreme effort, but for a different goal.
Do we provide those who know us such a glimpse of Heaven? Are'they
electrified by the spectacle of a life abandoned to God?
We can't orchestrate sfich things and we'd.better not try. But we can
live each day with dedication and'joy because of the One we love and serve.
I think it's possible that people find their way to God in no other way.
Good books, inspiring sermons and great music are all spiritually ipliftiing.
But the sight of a fellow member of the human race strip ing mightily and
counting all things lost for the glory of God that is enough to cause even
a skeptic to. wonder..
Let's give the world something to wonder about!



First Born Church

of theLiving God, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Jr. Bishop Elder A.A. Fain, Pastor
Featuring Guest Speaker:



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Prophet Toby Ellison
A Messenger of Deliverance.
He flows in a Powerful Prophetic Anointing.
It's guaranteed to be a Life-Changing,
Soul-Stirring, & Spirit-Filled Event.
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You Don't Want to Miss This Powerful Man of
God deliver the Word.
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When: July 23, 2006 @ 3:30 p.m.
Occasion: Family & Friends Day
Place: First Born Church of Wauchula
Corner of Will Duke & Lincoln St.
For more info contact Elder Reddics 863-773-9429.


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things such as autographed items
from professional bull riders and
country music stars, and a complete
Vera:,Bradley quilted bag set. The
auctioniwill be from 6 to 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go toward pur-
chasing medical equipment and off-
setting some of Weems' medical
expenses.


Graham Vies For

Miss Florida USA


A local Hardee Senior High grad-
uate will compete in a statewide
beauty pageant.
Nicole Graham, Hardee Senior
High 2005 graduate and the 2005
Miss Hardee County, will be vying
for the title of Miss Florida USA
2007.
Graham will be competing with
over 60 girls from across the state.
There are three categories in which
the pageant contestants will be
judged: personality, swimsuit and
evening gown.
The winner of the pageant will
receive a cash and prize package
valued in over $30,000, which
includes an all-expense-paid trip to
the Miss USA 2007 Pageant.
The pageant will be held on
Saturday at the Broward Com-
munity College, central camps.









ONE PINK, THREE BLUES
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe "Buddy"
and Debbie Hilliard, Zolfo Springs,
a six pound, six ounce daughter,
Madison Paige, born June 17,2006.
Maternal grandparents ': are
Ronnie and Sandra Crites'-of
Moorefield, W.V. Maternal grand-
mother is Pauline, Pratt of
Moorefield, W.V. Paternal grandfa-
ther is Roscoe L. Hilliard of Zolfo
Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Warren,
Chiefland, a five pound four ounce
son, Lane Colby, born June 22,
2006, Gainesville. Mrs. Warren is
the former Julie English. Maternal
grandparents are Alvin and Teresa
English of Ona. Maternal great-
grandfather is W.H. Harward Jr. ,of
Bowling Green. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Wayne and Pam Warren of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal great-
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J.C.
Moore of Warner Robbins, Ga.''
Desirae Pulliam and Brocton
"B.J." Rodriquez, Lake Wales, a
seven pound 15 ounce son, Brocton
Joseph Lee Rodriguez Jr., born
June 20, 2006, Regency Hospital,
Winter Haven. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Charles and Faye Johnson
of Lake Wales. Maternal great-
grandmother is Christine Jarrell of
Lake Wales. Paternal grandparents
are Beth Hall of Wauchula and
David Rodriguez of Lake Wales.
Paternal great-graridmothers are,
Sandra Davis of Myakka City and
Saundra Beaver of Wahalla, S.C.
Paternal great-great-grandmother is
Mary Beaver of Wahalla, S.C.
Donna L. Roberts and Bruce W.
Baughman Sr., Wauchula, a seven
pound two ounce son, Bronson
Waylon Baughman, born June 9,
2006, Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring. Maternal grand-
parents are Jeanette Clements of
Plant City and the late Dale Roberts
(of Fort Meade). Maternal great-
grandparents are Larry and Mary
Boyette of Bowling Green.
Paternal grandparents are Bruce
Baughman of Okeechobee and
Gretchen Pearson of Wauchula.
Paternal great-grandparents are Leo
and Barbara Davilievit of Port
Charlotte. "


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The Gibbs Family

The Gibbs Family


Sings Sunday


The Gibbs Family, a Southern
gospel group, will appear in concert
at Charlie Creek Faith Baptist
Church on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The musical family consists of
Vernon and Susan Gibbs and their
three children.
Vernon Gibbs plays the guitar,
bass guitar, piano and drums. He
also sings bass. Wife Susan sings
soprano and is a songwriter.
The eldest of the children,
Natasha, 19, sings alto and plays the

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drums. Verron Jr., 16, sings:lead
and plays the drums, electric guitar
and acoustic guitar. Timothy, 13,
sings lead and harmony. He also
plays the piano, drums, bass guitar
and violin.
The concert is free. There will be
a free-will love offering taken for
the group.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Charlie Creek Faith Baptist is
located at 6885 SR 64 E.

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- Annual Stephens' Reunion July 16th
The annual Stephens' family reunion will be held for relatives and
friends on Sunday, July 16'h from 11:00 am 3:00 pm at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center on Altman Road, Wauchula.
In addition to a basket lunch each family is asked to bring tea or
lemonade. Ice and table service will be furnished.
A time of visiting and fellowship is planned after the noon meal.
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Concern


Saturday, July 15 at 6:00 pm


Featuring: The Floridians
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SCall 773-9123 for more information.

Fort Green Baptist Church
2875 Baptist Church Rd., Bowling Green
(off Hwy 62, 11 miles west of Hwy 17 near Wauchula)


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FOND FAREWELL


20 YEARS LATER


S"' PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
c The Hardee County School District said
goodbye to two of its outstanding veterans
with a farewell reception held the evening of
June 20 in the administration building of the
new school campus in Wauchula Hills.
Friends, family and colleagues gathered to
honor Greg and Nancy Dick, who are moving
to Buford, Ga., halfway between their eventu-
al retirement home in North Carolina and
their sons' current college address in
b Tallahassee. Both began their teaching
v careers here in 1977. Nancy Dick leaves after
A earning the title of Teacher of the Year. Greg
o Dick departs from his post as deputy schools
. superintendent. Schools Superihtendent
Dennis Jones told the crowd, "Your presence
here tonight is all Greg and Nancy need to
Knoww" He went on to describe how badly the
pair will be missed. Then, Jones read from
the retirement notice Greg Dick had sent to
him: "Nancy and I came here 29 years ago
, with a desire to make a positive difference in
the district and in the community. I hope we
have." Jones concluded, "Yes, you have. And
I thank you for it." Former schools superin-
tendent Derrel Bryan spoke briefly to the
crowd, saying, "Georgia's gain is Hardee
| County's loss" and noting that it had been "an
honor" to work with such a caring couple.
| Photos show (top) Greg Dick greeting well-
wishers, (middle) Bryan, and (bottom) Nancy
and Greg Dick accepting a farewell gift.

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The Hardee High School Class of 1986 took a three-hour tour on the Key West Express for its 20th
class reunion on June 17. They went from Fort Myers Beach down to Key West where classmates
met for a class picture at Southernmost Point Buoy and then proceeded to the infamous Sloppy
Joe's for their 20-year reunion toast. Some class members had to leave that day and others made
It a weekend trip, some coming from as far as Texas, Missouri and California to meet at Key West.
Class members shown above (in bottom row, from left) are Cyndi Kouns Norris, Chris Foster and
Joy Craft Smith; in second row, Candace Collins Preston, Kim Hunter, Becky liames Quinn, Ross
McClenithan, Becky Altman Kempfer, Chris and Amy Knight, Yvonne Chronic Schaefer and Mary
Nicklow Farr; in third row, Tim Tomlinson, Roz White Lewis, Jim Sharkey, Lisa Barlet and Tammy
Norris Uhl; in fourth row, Mark Thompson, Eric Evans, Saundra Madison, Nancy Hampton
Thomas, Tammy Rabon Hellein, Andrea Makowski Chambers, Dan Smith, Gary Crawford and Ron
Thomas; in back on left, Kenny Trammell and Brian Pohl; not pictured Joella Hankins Strickland.


COURTESY PHOTO/SANDY SCOTT
Lt. Col. John Gill of the Army National Guard Special Forces spoke to the Wauchula Lions Club
on Thursday, July 6, at the Wauchula VFW Post. He is also a local physician's assistant. His
National Guard unit Is currently focused on Central and South America. He said the current war
on terrorism actually began In Munich, Germany, at the World Olympics In the late 1960s. Gill said
the war on terrorism "may last 10 or 20 years or perhaps have no end," and the war on terrorism
In Afghanistan is "going well." He said the national news media Is not reporting many of the good
things going on In Iraq, such as the opening of new schools and hospitals and the Increasing
self-government. The news media seems to focus more on bad events in Iraq, he said. From left
are club president Paul Samuels, John Gill and his wife Beth, and Juan Delatorre.


Gratitude is not only the great-
est of virtues, but the parent of
all the others.
-Cicero
Experience shows that success
is due less to ability than to zeaL
The winner is he who gives him-
self to his work body and soul.
-Charles Buxton


AVISO DE ELECTION GENERAL
Yo, Sue M. Cobb, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la
Florida, por el present doy aviso de que habrA una ELECCION
GENERAL en el Condado de Hardee, Estado de la Florida, el dia
Siete de Noviembre, d.C., 2006, para llenar o mantener las sigu-
ientes posiciones oficiales:

Senador de los Estados Unidos
Representante en el Congreso por el Distrito: 13
Gobernador y Teniente Gobernador
Fiscal General
Contralor Estatal
Comisionado de Agricultura
Miembro a la Camara de Representantes Estatal, Distrito: 66
Retenci6n de tres Magistrado del Tribunal Supremo
Retenci6n de cinco Jueces del Tribunal de Apelaci6n del Distrito
Segundo
Jueces del Tribunal del Circuito Decimo, Grupos 3, 4, 7,11, 14,
27 y 28
Juece del Tribunal del Condado; Grupo 1
Junta de los Comisionados del Condado, Distritos 2 y 4
Miembros de la Junta Escolar, Distritos 1, 3, 4 y 5
Distrito de Conservaci6n de Terreno y Agua de Hardee, Grupos
1, 3y5

EnTestimonio de lo cual, yo aqui he
asentado mi firm y he causado que el
Gran Sello del Estado de la Florida ser
puesto en Tallahassee, La Capital, en
duodecimo de junio, d.C., 2006.


dSue M. Cobb
aSecretaria de Estada
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Medicare Assignment Accepted
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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in
HARDEE County, State of Florida, on the SEVENTH day of
NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following offices:

United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 13
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Representative: District 66
Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices
Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 27
and 28
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5

In Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto
set my hand and caused the Great
SSeal of the State of Florida to be
affixed at Tallahassee, The Capital,
this Twelfth day of June, A.D., 2006


Sue M. Cobb
",4w; Secretary of State
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ABOUT ...

Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances


Mobile Homes
Notices


Automobile Pets
Boats Plants/Produce
Furniture Real Estate
Help Wanted Recreational Vehicles
Houses Rentals
Livestock Services
Lost & Found Wanted
Miscellaneous Yard Sales


CAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
-10 Years Experience-
Cenrfied & Insured
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806
FL 33826 ...


CROWN FORD SERVICE SPECIALS
The Works Fuel Saver Package $39.95
Proper vehicle maintenance is key to maximum fuel efficiency! Genuine
Motorcraft Premium Synthetic Blend Oil and filter change Rotate and
inspect four tires Inspect brake syiteuh Test battery Check air and cabin air
filters Check.belts and hoses Top-off all fluids. .
Up to six quarts of Molocraft oil. Taxes and diesel vehicles extra. Disposal
fees not included in some locations. See Service Advisor for details..
Offer valid with coupon. Expires: 6/30/06.

A/C SYSTEM CHECK $29.95
Includes performance test. leak inspection and check of belts and hoses.
Reingerant extra. See service advisor for details.

A j 5.y WaSM AND VAC.
WE SERVICE MOST MAKES AND MODELS.







* 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
minimum of a HS Diploma/GED.
DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SVCS SIL -
BA or BS/Health Related Field or EMT/EMS certified is
preferred. CNA license with/5 yrs supervisory exp. req'd.
THERAPISTS PT/PTA/OT/COTA Current FL
licensure & exp is required. PT and FT positions available.
CASE MANAGER BA in Social Work, Healthcare
or related field required. 3-5 yrs experience preferred.
CLINICAL SECRETARY 1 yr. transcription &
clerical/medical experience helpful. WordPerfect or
Microsoft Word required. Must be able to type 55 wpm.
RECREATIONAL COORDINATOR- Provides
on/off campus recreational activities for clients. Min., of 1
yr exp in recreational planning or exp with direct care spe-
cial needs population. BA preferred.
ACTIVITY COORDINATOR- COTA pref. Exp in
Occ. Therapy or VOC activities required. Exp w/brain
injuries or special needs a plus.
STAFF TRAINER- BA with a min. of 1 yr working in
the Health Care field. Prefer Certified CPR/1" Aid
Instructor & PCM Master Instructor.
C.N.A.- Current FL licensure & exp req. B, C, w/end
shifts.
UTILITY SERVICE TECH- Must be HVAC certi-
fied w/2-5 yrs. experience.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES ASST- Provide direct
care to clients. Must be patient, reliable & trustworthy. C
shift & weekends avail. No exp required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., fax resume to 863-773-2041,
or e-mail to annettedhr@finr.net. EOE/DFWP ci7:13c


Classifieds


DIESEL INiiCTION REPAIRS, pumps,
starting at $195, injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. 863-385-5596. 7:13p


1983 GRAND PRIX 350, eng. rebuilt,
cold A/C, $1500 OBO. 863-781-9306.
7:13p
1989 FORD F250, auto, A/C, 95,000
miles, $3,500 OBO. (863) 245-6952.
7:13p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1993 HONDA
VIN: 1HGEJ1154PL029000
8:00 A.M., JULY 24,2006
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 HWY. 17 N WAUCHULA, FL
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21 FT. PONTOON BOAT, good condi-
tion, $3,000 OBO. 773-0736. 7:13-20p


4 PIECE BEDROOM, $200; micro-
wave; 2 recliners; 2 pole lamps; king
bed, reasonable. 285-9359 or 773-
6081. 7:13p
WOOD BUNK BEDS with new mat-
tresses, with attached 3 shelves, 5
chest of drawers, desk with 3 draw-
ers, $500. Days 781-5904 Night 735-
2277. 7:13p


DRIVER DELIVERY TRUCK for orna-
mental nursery. $12.00 per hour. CDL.
Apply at Peace River Growers, 3521
N. Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL.
EOE. 7:13-20c


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~5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


Open:
Mon Sat
- 8:00 5:00
375-4461


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


" We repair most
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
and insured!
Reg #MV-40625


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Office Ph: 375-3113

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DRIVERS NEEDED must have Class B
CDL with tanker & hazmat endorse-
ments. Good pay with benefits. No
nights or weekends. pay negotiable.
Apple in person Helena Chemical,
2486 E. Main St., Wauchula. 773-3187.
7:13-20c
PART-TIME CNA Apply in person at
Bowling Green Medical Center.
7:13-27c
APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS NEED-
ED. Experienced preferred but willing
to train. Call 781-0377 or appy in per-
son at Sam Albritton Electric. 7:13-20c
SECURITY OFFICERS NEEDED -
Class D school available. 800-615-
6430 EOE. 7:13-8:3c
EXPERIENCED LEAD CARPENTER
needed, must have valid driver's
license, Lonestar Construction. 773-
4779. 7:13c


P.O. Box 1310- Wauchula, Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116 fax (863) 773-3737. www.preco.org
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"Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.


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To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Administrator of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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WE NEED A person who Is willing to
take charge and get the job done.
Candidate should have supervisor
experience as well as electrical/elec-
tronic knowledge, also have knowl-
edge and experience working with
construction and concrete. Will be
reasonable for service calls as well as
supervision of a crew while on the
jobs site. Please call 863-773-2213 for
an appointment. 7:13tfc
P/T CUSTODIAL WORK POSITION:
Local church is looking to hire a cus-
todian to work two days per-week (16
hours) cleaning their facility.
SExperience is preferred. Pay Is based
upon experience. Please call the
church office at 773-9243 for more
information and to set up an interview.
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TEACHER
Math teacher position in juvenile correctional facility
near Arcadia. Requires all duties of classroom teacher.i
Bachelor's degree and valid teaching certificatesl
required. Must currently possess or be eligible for certi-
fication in math. Salary $32,500. Excellent benefits and!
generous vacation package. Fax resumes: 863-993-4521
or e-mail: carol.duncan(desoto.k12.fl.us EOE/DFWP
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CAROL'S REALTY
S1534 YANCY STREET
Or- PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
33952

****** WAUCHULA ******

2904 Golf View Dr. 3/2 $129,900
417 N. 9th St. 5/2 $80,000
3863 Fussell Rd. 2/1 CBS 2.5 Acres $98,000
2044 Petteway Ave. Brand New Mobile
2/2 $79,900

****** ZOLFOSPRINGS ******
1260 Mockingbird (Charley Creek) 3/2
New AC $58,000


JAMES COLLIE


OFFICE
CELL
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FAX


1-941-627-2769
1-941-628-7835
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Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a
Automotive Technician

Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. But we aren't willing to
settle for second best. This work isn't easy and requires that you live within 30 minutes of the
District Office to which you will be assigned. You must have a high school diploma or GED and
possess a valid Commercial Driver's License. The ideal candidate will have good customer
service skills, computer skills and be able to work on their own. The ideal candidate should also
have five years experience as a diesel/gasoline mechanic as well as experience with hydraulics.

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has so much to offer and we work hard to be your
employer of choice. Take a chance and see if you have the "right stuff." If you are interested in
the position listed below, please pick up an application at any of our district offices, or download
an application from our website at www.preco.orq. We are looking td hire right away, so don't
hesitate to apply. If you have any questions regarding the positions, salary or benefits, please
contact Barry Terrell at 863 767-4691 or by email at barry.terrell(Doreco.org.

Positions


Automotive Technician


(1 position)


Central District (Wauchula)


Pien eRiver Electric Coonerative Inc.


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LOOKING FOR THE right person to
join The Country Club Family.
Experience preferred, but willing to
train for liquor store and lounge.
Apply in person, Hwy. 17, Bowling
Green. 7:13-20c
MERCHANDISER NEEDED for local
mass-retailer. $10/hour. Contact
Cindy 800-832-6755 x435. 7:6-8:3p
HELP WANTED: Generallabor need-
ed. Construction.Mechanical knowl-
edge a+. Valid drivers license need-
ed. Call (863) 773-2213 for application
and appointment. EOE/DFWP
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AM-SOUTH REALTY
; 3) 773-2 -2i
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DRIVERS/OWNER/OPERATORS -
77.5% of revenue plus fuel surcharge
No charge backsl Benefits available.
Centurion Auto Transport. 800-889-
8139. 7:6-13p


2 HORSES 1 black, 6 yr. old; 1
Palomino, 4 yr. old. 773-0718. 7:13p


LAMBERT T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Location Plus Charm! This comfortable 3B/2Bth home
has carpet/ceramic tile floors, new solid wood kitchen
cabinetry, double garage, nice yard with automatic
sprinkler system, almost new roof and A/C. $225,000.
A lot of style in this CB home built in 2001; 3B/2Bth;
master bedroom opens onto a large, screened back
porch; new appliances in kitchen, washer and dryer
included in sale; very spacious and located in family
neighborhood. $170,000.
COUNTRY LIVING! This 3B/1Bth, CB home is situat-
ed on 15 acres just outside of town; metal barn; nice oak
trees. Make an offer today! Listed at $400,000.
NEW PRICE ON THIS VIEW OF THE RIVER! 2255
square feet, 3 or 4 bedrooms on approximately 1 acre;
new kitchen, floors and baths!$220,000.
SPACIOUS 4B/2Bth home on 2.5 lots, 3397 sq. ft., 2
fireplaces, spacious rooms including family, dining, liv-
ing and 2 utility rooms; 12x15 workshop with electrici-
ty. $250,000.
ONE OF A KIND! beautiful country home one mile
from town on 2.5 acres; latest upgrades; 4 B/2Bths.
$395,000.
Commercial corner lot; 90x1139, high and dry ready for
building. PRICE JUST REDUCED! $200,000.
Ft. Meade Area large home has one apartment plus
possible studio apartment on back; quiet neighbor-
hood; yard with large oaks. $100,000.
WALK TO SCHOOL AND SHOPPING! 2677 sq. ft.
stucco home, recently renovated; 3B/2Bth, inside utility,
fireplace. 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.
CHARM, LOCATION AND CONVENIENCE! This
3B/2Bth, 1838 sq. ft. home is well maintained and ready
for new owners; carpet/ceramic tile floors, some furni-
ture included in sale; nice yard with automatic sprin-
kler system; new roof; metal storage and boat shed.
$165,000.


Classifieds


1974 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORT-
STER 1000cc, lots of extras. Great
show bike. $6,000 OBO. 863-381-
4668. 7:13p
1996 UTILITY TRAILER 48x102 air
ride, Thermoking super 2 unit, good
condition, 8 virgin tires like new. Call
863-781-3541 or 863-781-0894. 7:13p
21 HP JOHN DEERE lawn tractor, low
hours, year old, $2,000. 245-6565.
7:13-8:10p


HELP WANTED
Part time (16 hrs/wk) Veterans Service Officer ($11.38-$14.93)
wanted for Hardee County Public Safety Department. Performs
tasks in administration of the Veterans' programs. Knowledge of
local, federal and state laws and regulations relative to organizing
and maintaining Veterans Services Programs. High School gradu-
ation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Four
(4) years experience in administration, supervisory and public con-
tact background; or an equivalent of training and experience. Must
meet requirements for Veterans Services Officer as provided by
the State Statutes (Section 292.11 Florida Statutes). Applications
accepted in the Human Resource Department, 205 Hanchey Rd,
Wauchula, Fl 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161. Closes July 20, 2006.
Excellent benefits including State Retirement. EOE/F/M-VET
PERF. cl:7:13c


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Any vehicle on the lot...


$700 OFF

the Selling Price!


Home of Hardee County's Best Sales Team!


Maria


OwnYer


SMITH AND WESSON stainless .357
magnum, double action revolver,
$400. 767-0598 or 781-1164. 7:13p
RIDING MOWER 42" cut, 17.5 HP;
2002 motorcycle, good condition; 16'
pool 3 1/2' deep. 245-1193. 7:13p
BUILDING MATERIALS window/door
frames, sinks, full shower w/seat,
double slider w/frame, much morel
863-375-2966. 7:6-8:3p


DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY


$69
863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) ,:







Our company is tak-
ing applications for
plant laborers. Must
be able to lift 50 Ibs.
and work 40+ hours
per week.

Apply at Florida
Fertilizer Co., Inc.
We are a Drug-Free
Workplace:
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WEATHERBY VANGUARD 270, syn-
thetic stock with Bushnell scope,
$400. 767-0598 or 781-1164. 7:13p


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
WINTER VISITORS OR SMALL FAMILY look no
farther! 3B/2Bth D/W home comes with some furni-
ture, 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.
Well, septic, and electricity already in place on this 6
Acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small creek runs
through the west part of property; perfect building site.
Call for details.
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has an
12" well. Call for details.
NEED A PLACE TO BUILD? This 4 Acre tract with 2
wells, electrical hookup, septic tank, fenced on 3 sides -
is 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. Listed 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.


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON....7........773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY COLDING..............781-1698
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230
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VERY NICE 36 ft. Hyline Park model
trailer, $9,000 OBO. If interested call
863-773-2614. 7:13p


FIRST IMPRESSION
PRESSURE WASHING, LLC
Licensed & Insured
Commercial, Residential and Equipment


Russell Owens
Manager
(863) 293-5962
(863) 661-2785 Cell
161*137505*1 Nextel


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Frank Steffens
Manager
(863) 773-6562
(863) 781-4646 Cell
(863) 773-4260 Fax


M .C. M.C. 2000 Realty
2000 505 W. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Fl. 33852
888-988-8839


Located in nice neighborhood in Wauchula and close to
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#185685 $189,000.
BUYING, SELLING, RELOCATING
CALL
Steve Shumard
Realtor
863-781-6103
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(863) 7733337 Fax: (863) 773.0144
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
www.floresrealty.net


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SPECIAL OF THE WEEK ; : '
Clean & Well Maintained 2BR/1BA 1978 Mobile Home wtih 1,320 total
square feet with 1 car carport on 80x140 lot in Zolfo'Springs :. ,
Asking $54,000. MLS: 186692:;., -


REDUCED- 2BR/1BA, 1,024 sq. ft. heated,
Central Air & Heat in Wauchula with nice priva-
cy fence. Good starter home. Asking $115,000.
Deed Restricted Premium Home Sites! Four 5
acre tracts now available 3 miles east of
Wauchula. 1 with pond, 1 with 2 wells and all
tracts front Main Street (State Road 64) call for
Details. Offered at $24,500 per acre.
More Premium Home Sites! Three 5 acre tracts
(FR-Zoning) located 2 miles south of Wauchula
off Johns Road. Property is cleared and good
paved road frontage. Being offered at $27,500 per
acre.
Home in Riverview 2 BR/1BA Fully Renovated
Interior CB home with central air & heat on
100x125 fenced lot. REDUCED $130,000.
Duplex in Zolfo Springs Great investment
opportunity 4BR/2BA total & Central Air &
Heat. Asking $149,500.
Move Back to the Country 3BR/2BA 2005
Doublewide Mobile Home on 5 Acres in Zolfo
Springs. Large front & back porch, pond, 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. heated
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.


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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 3 BR/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.
Wife pleasing brand new home 3BR/2BA,
2,000 sq. ft. of living area, Central Air & Heat,
Fireplace, Beautiful Kitchen with plenty of cab-
inet and counter space. Home is on 4.81 acre
with two ponds. Great country setting. Home is
still under construction. Call today for more
details. Asking $332,500.
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
you appointment. Asking $469,900.


WE BUY HOMES & LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH. QUICK CLOSINGS.
Contact After Hours
ey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585 John Freeman (863) 781-4C
landa Mishoe (863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863) 559-93
;a Douglas (863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-68
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935 FERNLEAF DR., $30,000; 945
Buttonwood Dr., $25,500; 934
Evergreen Dr., $29,900. Riverview
Subdivision. (941) 627-2769 or (863)
412-8932. 6:29tfc
3/2 M/H, 1300 sqft. home Is practical-
ly brand new. Completely remodeled
inside and out, new kitchen, laminate
flooring, new carpet, landscaped,
shed, cement drive, etc. Downing
Circle. (863) 245-1066. 6:29-7:27p
14x56 IN PARK. Can be moved. 767-
8822 or 773-6414. 6:15tfc

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FREE KITTENS 7 weeks old. 773-2470
a.m. 694-6031. 7:13nc


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula Invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Information.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold In
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG, 2 yrs. old,
male, asking $500. Friendly to chil-
dren. Call Angel or Gabriel 781-3776.
7:6-8:3p


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BLACK BEAR HAMSTERS, very small, SAGO PALMS, $20 each. 781-9628.
cute, 4 weeks, $5.00 each. 863-781- 7:6-13nc
1011. 7:183p


1 1/2 YR. MALE walker hound. FREE
to a good. Great with kids. David 773-
4107 or 860-4042. 7:13nc
FREE 2 yr. old, female pit bull terrier,'
'full blooded, call after 5 p.m. 781-,
0660. 7:13nc


DESOTO COUNTY 80 acres will split.
$20,000 per acre. www.landcall-
now.com 1-941-778-7980/7565.
6:22-8:10c


Teachers needed for a school located in a juvenile justice
facility near Arcadia. Requires bachelor's degree and current
teaching certification or statement of eligibility. Year round
position with 50 paid days off. $32,500 plus excellent benefits.
Please fax resume to Greg Clark at 863-491-5343 or e-mail to
greg.clark(adesoto.k12.fl.us EOE/DFWP cl7:6,13c


5 ACRES IN COUNTRY, with older
mobile home, as Is, river access,
$85,000.863-655-1512. 7:13-20p
ENGLWOOD INVESTMENT PROPER-
TY Corner lot 100x120, 10 min. from
beach, cleared and ready to build on.
Reduced from $99,000 to $55,000.
Call 941-270-7659. 7:13p
OWNER FINANCING LOTS: DeSoto
communities. 10% down plus closing.
Peace River Acres $45,900, down
$4,590, $345/mo. Sunny Breeze
Harbor with boat drop and golf cours-
es $48,900, down $4,890, $367/mo.
(941) 358-5325. 6:29-7:27p
DESOTO COUNTY 5 acres on paved:
roads, $150,000. HARDEE COUNTY -
1 acre on SR 64, $39,900. www.land-
callnow.comt 1-941-778-7980/7565.
6:22-8:10 c


1991 COACHMAN 8 1/2' slide-in:
camper, $2,700 OBO, must sell Imme-
diately. (863) 245-6952. 7:13p
1988 FIFTH WHEEL (looks like a
20001) 767-8822. 7:13-20c


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.'
773-6448. 17:13c
2 BR/1 BA In Wauchula. 773-9436.
7:13p
3 BR/2 B. No pets. No smoking. $850
month/1st. & last plus $500 security.
781-1528. 6:29tfc
ADULT PARK Crystal Lake. We have
RVs for sale and rent. Some can be'
moved. 767-8822. 3:16tfce


School Crossing Guard Wanted
Part Time $10.00 Hour
The Hardee County Sheriff's office is taking applications for part
time schoolicrossing guards. No experience necessary. Must
be 18 or olddr, possess a valid Florida drivers license, be willing
to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts. You must
have never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor and
pass a background investigation.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the sheriffs office,
900 E. Summit St. Wauchula, FL or on website: hardeeso.com
Contact Capt. Cortez at 773-0304 ext. 223. 7:6,13p


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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 c14:27ff


Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Avon Park Center
Perinatal Outreach Worker Provide OB intake,
hospital outreach, perform standard nursing skills.
Computer literate, good oral and written communica-
tion skills, travel to other centers. LPN with valid FL
License. Prefer 1 year hospital, medical/surgical expe-
rience.
Outreach Nurse LPN with valid FL License.
Provide health education, health screenings, facilitate
the Closing the Gap program. Two years experience,
computer literate, good oral and written communica-
tion skills, able to travel and work flexible hours.
Wauchula Center
RN With valid FL License.
Part-Time Custodian Experience in cleaning
(hospital, office, school, etc.)

Comp. salary, excellent benefits, pension plan. Corporation
pays for LTD & life instirance. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950
CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, Fax # (863) 452-3011.
EOE/DFW. c17:13-27c


LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Pay rate: $8.46-$11.10
Wanted for the Hardee County Public Library. Applicant
should have knowledge of library procedures and tech-
niques plus clerical experience, including filing.
Willingness to work weekends and evenings. Ability to
push loaded book carts and handle heavy boxes.
Computer knowledge required.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please
submit Application to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone: (86.3) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position
closes at 5:00 p.m., July 20, 2006. EOE-F/MN
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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!


Billy Hill


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 sbts $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
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Worth the extra drive to Hill's Auto World
where the extra clean cars and trucks are found!


375-4441
U.S. Hwy. 17
Bowling Green
(across from Presto)


Dan Hill I -Jimmy Hill
No Interest Charge ..
No Finance Charge Se Habla Espanol
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Pay no commission fees!
Pay no closing costs!

781 -1062


/600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863)'784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@mail.southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida.edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE www.sou ia.e
STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR
Full-time, year-round position responsible for providing general college
information, academic advising, scheduling, and career planning services
at the DeSoto Campus. Bachelor's degree required. Advising or guidance'
experience required, preferably at the post-secondary level.
Demonstrated ability in communicating effectively with people from:
diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Starting salary range:.
$24,000 to $26,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including,
retirement, health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Application
deadline: 5 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2006.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center, or on SFCC's web
site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

SLand Clearing *
SPond Excavation *
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SCitrus Tree Removal *
Demolition
Site Prep *




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ATTENTIONI The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
Includes&children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh
VERY NICE 1 B/R EFF. APT. shared
washer & dryer; satellite T/V available,
$600/mo. plus $300 security deposit.
Includes utilities. No pets. C/HA.
Completely furnished. 863-375-4424.
7:13-20p

NURSING HOUSE SUPERVI-
QOR- Full Time, 7A-7P
FACILITIES MANAGER- Full
Time, responsible for all plant opera-
tion, engineering, grounds, house-
keeping and laundry. 5 years hospital
management required.
MATERIALS MANAGER Full
Time, responsible for purchasing
supplies, inventory management and
contract negotiations. 5 years hospi-
tal management experience required.
RN'S Full Time, Nights Med
Surg, OB,; Full Time, Days ICU
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST -
Full Time, 3P-11P
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST -
Full Time, 7A-7P or Per Diem
OT Full Time, Days, Outpatient
Rehab
UNIT COORDINATOR OB Full
STime, 11P-7A, Weekends, 7P-7A
HOME HEALTH:
PT/OT/SLP Per Diem, varied
- case load
SRN. LPN Per Diem
AIDE Per Diem .weekends &
weekdays
Z MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER.
SMaster's Degree in Social Work &
p prior experience in health care
Required.



Human Resources
DeSoto Memorial Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
OR
www.dmh.org and look under Carecrq,
OR .
Fax Resumes to: 863-49-8400
S E-mail: hr@dmh.or.
S Phone Number: 863-494-8405
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4 BR/ 1 BA, central air/heat,
$900/monthly, $900 deposit. t73-
0166. 7:13-8:10p



FRANK'S LAWN CARE Commercial,
residential, licensed, insured. Free
estimates. 781-7360. 6:29-8:31 p
B&B VENTURES Sandblasting and
painting of equipment and trailers.
Fence building. Call Brian (863) 781-
5314 or Bruce 781-7694 or
159*500774*2 for a free estimate.
Free pickup & delivery. 6:22-7:20p


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 care to patients in
Highlands/Hardee counties.
Individual will work under the
protocol of medical services
director and advocate for patients
in conjunction with IDT plan of
care. M-F, 8a-5p.

RN, Case Manager
Work with autonomy to provide
direct patient care as part of
interdisciplinary team in a home
environment, Day shift.
RN, Per Diem
Flexible schedules available for
RN wishing to provide direct care
to hospice patients in a nursing
home setting. Days and/or
weekends preferred.

Our team members receive a
competitive salary and out-
standing benefits package,
including 28 days of paid time
off your first year, in-house
CEUs, tuition reimbursement,
retirement plan, mileage and
much more!
Fbr consideration, please call
(800) 464-3994 or fax resumes
to (863) 687-6977.
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LAWN SERVICE tree trimming, weed
pulling, mowing, curbing. (863) 773-
0166. 7:13-8:10p
BUSH HOG MOWING reasonable
rates. Call (941) 730-8180, leave mes-
sage. 6:29-7:27p
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
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
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


COMPUTER SICK? Call a computer
doctor. Will make house calls. 863-
781-9720. 7:13-20p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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
OSTOMY; COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


Nelson's Won't leave you stranded...





7 days a week 24 hours a day Emergency Services
Free Removal of Junk Unwanted Cars, Trucks, Scrap Metal
"if we can load it we will haul it"
Floyd Nelson, owner (863) 559-3859 Nextel 158*17*9752
7:13p



Azalea Apartments

Now accepting applications!
3 Bedroom pts. .
Handicap units available *
Rentalrates beginning at $524 .
(plus electric, amble amndphone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9a.m. 5 p.m.
Equal Housing Opportunity c17:13-8:10


107 W Main Street
Topsy See Wauchula, FL 33873
REAL ESTATE 773-59A9


New Listing: Beautiful 4BI1 f b lWide MH on 11/4 AC. Porch
built across back. This is a%*S~lY~r36,500.
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.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,000 Reduced to
$21,500 per acre.
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.


We Have Buyers!


Topsy See, Broker


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For Rent Mountain cabin, Bryson City, N.C. Sleeps 4 to 5. Alarka area,
secluded, $500/week. Bring toothbrush. Call Bart ;
65 Acres Citrus 1/2 Hamlin, 1/2 Valencia. Good producer good micro system.
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, micro irrigation. $14,000 per ac.
75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
40 ac. citrus, well, microjet, hard road fmtg., can divide, $21,000 per ac.
5 ac. wooded, paved road, close in, 160'x1320', $18,000 per ac.
5iac, Ft. Green area, view of phosphate lake, $21,000 per ac.


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We Need Listings!


Vanette See, Realtor AssociateI
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associatel


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
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 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!
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!

ONLY ONE 1 Acre tract REMAINING in a new development area.
Deed restricted. Asking $37,500.
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite. Large oak tree on property
with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
Recently remodeled home on 1.1 acres. 3 BR/2 BA, new flooring
and cabinets. 3 car garage! Asking $228,000.
Gorgeous 45 acre grove 7 miles east of town.
Great price at only $15,000 per acre!
264 acres! 5 miles east of town. 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, 11/2 BA frame house and pole barns.
Asking only $350,000.
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 oad.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
*
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
POLK COUNTY 37 acres on Lake Lizzie. $1,100,00.
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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 Jerry Conerly


(941)737-2800
(941)725-1358
(863)273-1017
(863)445-0662 c17:13c


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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p


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
To go beyond is as wrong as to
fall short.


CABINETS & COUNTERTOiS

(SOLID WOOD)

Kitchen, Vanities, Islands or Custom Designs.

Call: (863) 245-6954 cell or

(863) 773-5851 For Free Estimates.
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20 acres Peeples Lane with good Double Wide M/l. $350,000.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, CB $65,000.
309 Illinois Ave. Large frame home. 4/2. Large lot. $67,500.
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, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
1 acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000.





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Sunday
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Joel7Davis
IN C. REALTORS
(863) 773-2128

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Rick Knight
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Take part and locate your business Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
in this growing commercial area! Inverness area. Two minutes from
450' on North Florida Ave. Zoned boat landing to the Withlacootchee.
S o or lori One tract has well, septic & electric
commercial. $360,000! plus fill for your home.$60,000!
18 acs. prime development. South Pm'.r ~I c 'lt-
side of Bowling Green. Future land mtl Im ieon
use is Highway Mixed Use. lar vw & lvow
$622,000! .0
20 ac. Hamlin grove between Avon
34.4 ac. Valencia grove with red & Park & Wauchula. Mostly young
green jets. Good producer. trees, increasing in production with
$18,000/ac! micro-jet irrigation. $260,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Frontage on 4 BR, 2 bath home in Golfview with
ps g11q tl-'1a ~ tor 2457 li ing SF. New A/C, 1 yr old
Wm Eielilw b oit C ilh roof, in ground screened pool, land-
sepric c F Hl'I .aY Jow escaped yard, and appliances.
$12,500/ac! $250.000!
PRICE REDUCED! 4 BR 2.5 bath Bayside home in Englewood
PRICE REDUCED! 4BR, 2.5 bath Located on deep water canal.
brick home on 4 acs. has dble S1,075.000!
paved road frontage. Minutes from To-story 5 BR, 3.5 bath, 260 SF
Zolfo Springs. Man extras and home on 10 ac. with pasture, woods
many new amenities. Call today for & fishing pond. All appliances
full details. NOW $329.000! included. A 4-stall. 30'x50' building
Read) for y'our new home! Three 5 and carport/storage also included.
acre tracts in western Hardee Co. $475,000!
Asking $100,000 each! Make your Just what you are looking for! This
offer today. Owners motivated! beautifully maintained 2 BR, 2 bath,
MH in Brookside Bluff includes all
PRICE REDUCED! Don't miss this appliances, golf cart and some furni-
opportunity to have your own 5 ture! $85,000! Adjacent to "The
acs. on beautiful Peace River. Very Bluffs" 18- hole championship golf
close to Wauchula. Now $100,000! course.
BFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER OURS '--.
KENNY SANDERS.....-..781-0153 DAVID ROYAL...--.. 781,3490.
RICK KNIGHT.....-......773-2472 SANDY LARRIS ........832-0130
MONICA REAS.............773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON"


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FRI. AND SAT., 8-?, 311 Shelton Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:13p
HUGE YARD SALE Saturday only, 8-
1. 834 Redding Street, Zolfo across
from Roosters. 7:13p


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THURS., FRI., SAT., 7-?, lawn mower,
misc. Items. 721 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:13p
SATURDAY Rivervlew, 316 Garden
Dr. 7:13p


Help Wanted
Irrigation Operator/Technician
Must be dependable and observant.
Wide variety of duties depending on ability. Some Benefits.
Apply in Person at 475 Lambert Rd.
miles East of Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 64
(863)773-6662 cl6:22-7:13


Help Wanted
Southeast Modular Mfg. South
Has an Immediate opening for all
phases of modular construction.
Experienced welders, framers, trim carpenters,
plumbers and electricians.
Competitive pay, benefits and 401-K. ,
Apply in person 1340 Highway 17 North
Wauchula, FL 33873
EOE/Drug Free Workplace cl4:20tfc


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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt
Lamar Gilliard


Zolfo Springs


Home: (863) 735-0490 cl:28taf


Sand


Mobile: (941) 456-6507


PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
* Bobcat and Crano service Tree Trimming *
Complete Tree Removal
itrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *
*FREE ESTIMATES*

:io 1 781 -2089
iUcensed a Insured Aeept M/C Visa







Citrus Removal Land Clearing
Eackhoe Work
fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Drveways pebble Rock, etc.



Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761
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WE HAVE LOTS of new clothing; 8" or
12" duct work for AC; gas cook
stoves; refrigerators; and all kinds of
beds at Edna's Place. 6:15tfc
FRIDAY SATURDAY, 8-?, 318 Shelton
Ave. Little of everything 7:13p
214 SHORT ST., WAUCHULA: FrI. &
Sat. only, 8-? Cleaning house too
much stuff 7:13p
MOVING SALE Friday, 415 Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula. 7:13p
MOVING SALE Thurs. & Frl. King
size waterbed, Hammond organ,
upright freezer and lots of other good-
ies on Dixie Dr., N. Bowling Green.
375-4472. 7:13p'
FRI. SAT., 9-12. Goodies, collections,
unusual things. 311 Pennsylvania
Ave. 7:13p


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3365 JAMES COWART 4 family yard
sale, rain or shine, Friday and
Saturday, 8-1. 7:13p


SATURDAY, 7:30-?, 211 Georgetown
Loop. Lots of misc. 7:13p
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 7:30-6. 509
West Orange Street. Clothes, pads
and pens, bike. 7:13p
FRI. & SAT., 7-?, Antiques, children
clothes, toys, dishes. 915 North 7th.,
Wauchula. 7:13p
SAT., 8-2, women's, junior size, boys
& girls clothes, sewing machine,
pitchers, practice target, electronics,,
karaoke machine, household Items
and lots more misc. 3025 Hobb Rd.,
Bowling Green. 7:13p
MULTI-FAMILY. Corner of Walton and
Summit. Saturday, 8-1. 7:13p


Free Estimates
Estimados Gratis


American L H Corp.

Land Cleaning, Fill &
Leveling
(863) 241-8956 English
(786) 553-6697 Espafiol i7:6-7:13

Payroll
Temporary or Federal and State
Taxes
Permanent Deposits
Personnel and P 1 UT.if'C N Tax Reports
S o Personnel Services Worker's Comp
Payroll Services -FICA
Year End W2's
CONTACT:
ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863) 773-9225 1021lc


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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409
John Reschke CCC-l025
1BillReschke cl4:21ffct : ..... Lice


T N T FILL PDIIT. INC
Dirt, Sand, Shell, Citrus Tree Removal, Land Clearing,
Building House Pads and Driveways
3721 E,Main St Tim Parrish
Wauchula FL 33873 (863) 781-3342
Office (863) 773-9446 Nextel
SFax (863) 773-3599 158*17*31234
We Accept Most Major Credit Cards 3:16t1e


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY'DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval o oiur 24 hr. toll free
t te HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and e uitv requirements aoolv.


___M____M_ P.O. Box 1310*Wauchula, FL 33873 *(863) 773-4116 fax (863) 773-3737* www.preco.org

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msuchte Enegy Cooperative d


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a
Telecommunications Specialists
The objective and purpose of this positions to monitor the cooperatives electric facilities, assist in
service restoration, assist in switching, tagging and back feed procedures while providing
excellent customer service in accordance with cooperative goals.
Our operators work 24/7 and are required to work rotating shifts, some weekends, holidays, and
occasional overtime.
The following are essential responsibilities of this position and do not include marginal functions
that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties:
1. Monitor the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System and take
appropriate action based on alarms.
2. Perform re-closer testing through SCADA equipment.
3. Monitor systems and equipment in a control center environment
4. Receive, group, and organize outage reports from customers to predict the device that is
out and send appropriate manpower to resolve the problem. Utilize outage management
system (OMS) when necessary.
5. Coordinate with Seminole Generation and Transmission, Progress Energy Florida and
Florida Power and Light in matters pertaining to PRECO Transmission, Distribution, and
Generation, Load transfer, major outages and all associated reports.
The candidate must demonstrate proficiency using Windows XP platform, Microsoft Office, Excel
and Access software. Typing skills are a must. You must be able to perform multiple duties with
a high degree of accuracy while remaining calm in stressful situations and have a valid Florida
Drivers License. If self-directed, can be depended on to anticipate situations and take early
action.


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement


"Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.
To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Administrator of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO Is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.


Classifieds-


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Electrician with experience in "PM Draglines" changing brush-
es, wiring motors and generators. Industrial mechanic with.
burning and welding experience who is willing to be trained in
other disciplines. Top pay comparable to experience with good
benefits which include insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays,
sick days, bonuses and possible company truck.
Call 813-754-1152 ext. 236
or apply at 4609 Reece Road, Plant City, FL 33566
6:26-7:13p


PAIRKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal Stump Removal *
Dragline Track Hoe Land Clearing *
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Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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


AJ's Tree Service.
We Will Not Be Under Bid


Free Estimates
(863) 767-0934
CellY, (863) -2783 .
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FREE Estimates
References Available

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July 13, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
SJuly 10, a 16-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested.
July 9, Ralph Williams III, 21, of 909 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, Janice Aisason Ellison, 17, of 1212 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula and Robert Stefan Roehi, '7, of 3790 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs boy were arrested by S -_. Lyle Hart and Dep. Manuel Zuniga
and each.charged with robbery, grand theft and battery.
July 9, Juan Manuel Juarez, 31, of 3942 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with two counts of non-support.
July 9, a residential burglary on Roy Coker Road, a robbery on
Morales Road, a vehicle stolen on Hill Street and a fight on SR 62 were
reported.
July 8, Samuel Guardiola, 21, of 2521 Mohawk Drive, Avon Park,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with aggravated domes-
tic battery.
July 8, a residential burglary on Crewsville Road and a business bur-
glary on Maxwell Drive were reported.
July 7, Adolfo Rosales, 52, of 1301 Ann St., Waycross, Ga. was
arrested on a capias charging him with acting in the capacity of a contrac-
tor without being licensed as one.
July 7, Matthew Mark McEntyre, 28, of 1830 Doc Lindsey Road, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a capias charging him with
non-support.
July.7, Hector Luis Melendez, 41, of 1645 Hammock Road, Sebrihg,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on warrants charging him with violation
of probation: (original charges retail theft and resisting a merchant).
: July 7, Bryan Grady Cumbee, 38, of 200 E. Cypress St., Arcadia, was
aWrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge grand theft).
July 7, a residential burglary on Wingate Road, a burglary on
Sbhontag Road, criminal mischief on Keeton Road and thefts on Will Duke
Road and Martin Luther King.Jr. Avenue were reported.
SJuly Allen Lamont McLeod, 21, of 637 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Vauchula, ,as arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on warrants charging him with
violation of~probation (original charges possession of cocaine and posses-
sion of marijuana).:
SJuly 6, Anthony Wilson Merchant, 21, of 1003 Steve Roberts Special,
2ilfo Springs, was detained on DeSoto County warrants alleging failure to
pAy fines/violation of probation. He had beep arrested on July 5 by Dep.
Mixon Trammell on a warrant charging him with non-support.
SJuly 6, Shanoh Marie Armstrong, 29, of 229 Angeles Road, Debary,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging her with violation
of probation (original charge uttering a forged instrument).
July 6, a residential burglary on Maude Road and a vehicle stolen on
SR 64 East were reported.
July 5, Willie Paul Valentine, 47, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wauchula,
was arrested.by Dep. Julie Bridges on Lee County warrants charging him
with trespass, violation of the open container ordinance and failure to
appear in court ona charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer.
SJuly 5, Maria Gloria Rodriguez, 43, of 5614 North St., Wimauma, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a.warrant charging her with violation of
probation.(original charge DUI) and a capias alleging failure to pay a fine
oh a conviction for no valid license.
July 5, Norma Leona Wear, 49, of 200 S. New York Ave., Englewood,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on warrants charging her with violation.
of community control house arrest (original charges possession of
cocaine andtampeing with evidence).
July 5,5 SergibG' idlrBnavidez, 29,,of 2746 Greenlelf Road, Zolfo
Springs&.-was.-arested. byDep.-Eric Harrison and charged with burglary of
structure, petit theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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July 5, a theft on Steve Roberts Special was reported.
July 4, Michael Dale Meeks, 45, of 1062 Wild Turkey Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on a charge of non-support.
July 4, Tia Winona Cook, 25, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on warrants charging her with
failure to appear in court on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of
drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and also charged her with
resisting arrest without force and introduction of contraband into a deten-
tion facility.
July 4, thefts on Dena Circle, Brown Camp Road and Makowski Road
and vehicles stolen on Bailes Road and Magnolia Manor were reported.
July 3, Johnny Joe Medrano, 28, of 641 Kiella Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Joe Cortez on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation (original charge possession of marijuana).
July 3, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, a theft
on Boy;dCowart Road and a tag stolen on Chamberlain Blvd. were report-
ed.
WAUCHULA
-July 9, a residentiallurglary on East Oak Street and criminal mischief
on U.S. 17 North were reported.
July 8, a theft on South Eight Avenue and a fight on East Main Street
were reported.
July 6, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
July 5, criminal mischief on South Eighth Avenue and a theft were
reported.
July 4, Juan Ramon Robinson, 24 of 205 Strickland St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham and charged with domestic battery.
He was detained on a charge of violation of prbation(original charge pos-
session of marijuana).
July 4, Christopher James Selph, 17, of 711 Sandpiper Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham and charged with grand
theft auto, possession of marijuana and no valid license.
July 3, a theft on South Seventh Avenue was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
July 9, a theft on Stark Avenue was reported.
July 8, Latifa Bernice Brown,. 15, of 4543-20th Ave South, St.
Petersburg, and Colleen Bailey, 15, of 4705 U.S. 17 North, Bowling Green,
were arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and each charged with battery on
detention staff. Brown was also charged with indecent exposure.
July 7, Charles Eugene Derringer III, 21, of 3707 Fussell Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with
domestic battery.
July 6, Natasha Sharee Thompson, 21, of 2905 Pear St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested and charged with sale of alcohol to a minor.
July 6, burglary of a conveyance on Maple Avenue was reported.
July 5, Salmon Morales Marroquin, 25, of 710 Palmetto St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
July 5, a theft on Dixiana,Drive and thefts of conveyances on Grove
Street and two locations on Maple Avenue were reported.
July 4, Gabriel Gutierrez, 44, of 515 Grove St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with five counts of.
domestic assault.

July 3,.Chris Davon Cook, 18, of 817 Pleasant Way, Bowling and two
q-Iyirold yodhS. 4 were arrested by, Ofc. Robert Ehrenkauffer and eh
ctiarg'e31w.ithis8ieiryconduct. (eokowaswalso charged with affray. One"
juvenile was charged with resisting arrest without force and the other with
possession of, drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a
detention facility.
July 3, a fight on Pleasant Way was reported.
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July 9, criminal mischief on Terrier Road was reported..
July 8, Stephen Michael Gross, 19, of 191 Oak St., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
July 7, a theft on East Hickory Street was reported.
July 5, Reynaldo Paul Martinez, 20, of 810 Fifth Ave East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Reginald Jones and charged with burglary and
grand theft.
July 5, a residential burglaries on East Fifth Street.and Vermillion
Street were reported.
July 4, Crystal Leeann Wilson, 19, of 512 Fairfax Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with battery.
July 4, Gregory Allen Stanley, 42, ,of 3060 Lawndale Drive, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. James Cunha and charged with domestic bat-
tery.
July 3, criminal mischief on SR 66 was reported.




Dixie Girls FinishUp


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All three Hardee Dixie softball
teams have ended their play for this
season.
The Belles and Ponytails went to
the state playoffs and came back
with third-place finishes. The lit-
tiest group, the Angels, had their
district playoffs last weekend.
For the Belles and Ponytails, it
was the farthest any softball team
has advanced. "And, we certainly
appreciated the fans and supporters
who helped finance the trips to-
state competition," said Ponytails
coach Doug Knight on behalf of all
the coaches involved.
The Belles (ages 13-14) played
well at the state games held at
Belleview. The girls lost their open-
er to West Pasco but came back to
beat both Wildwood.and Clewiston
before losing to the host Belleview
squad in a semifinal game.
Coached by Alan Hines, John
Shivers, Jim Faulkner and Arlene
Gillis, the Belles had won twice
over Melbourne in the district play-
offs to earn a state playoff berth.
Players were Courtney Buckley,
Courtney Chason, Kaitlyn Chason,
Kristina Garcia, Sierra Gee,,
Chelsea Harris, Amber Hines,
Halley Marshall, Brianna Nellis,
Miranda Powell and Chelsea
Steedley.
The Ponytails (ages 11-12) were'
also in a seven-team state playoffs
at Belleview, splitting their games.
They won the opener over Chipley,
then lost to the hostlelleview_
tsam. The third game was a victory
over Wildwood, before a semifinal
loss against Belleview ended their


hopes.
The Ponytails were coached by
Doug and Sharri Knight and Chip
Knight and included players Taylor
Bolin, Sabrina Hernandez, Cas-
sidy Knight, Kayla Knight, Kate
Krause, Emma.Marshall, Amanda
McNabb, Courtney Parks, Kayla
Powell, Savannah Selph, Elvira
Servin and Summer Sisum.
The littlest Hardee girls, the
Angels (ages 9 and 10) lost twice in
the district playoffs to Wahneta;
which was doing well at state at the
last notice.
Coached by Kristie Gough and
Melanie Henderson, the team
included Hailey Andrews; Aryssa
Camel, Brea Farrer, Kendall
Gough, Carlyssa Johnson, Karlee
Henderson, Kourtney Henderson,
Brooke Knight, Kayla Nichols,
Gemi Saunders, Brooke Samuels
and Kate Thomas.

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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the.highest bidder
for, cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.

2002 Ford Pk Id. #1FTYR14U32TA49593
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday July
14, 2006 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State Bank parking
lot located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula FL. 7 6.13



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE & JON KLASFELD,
CO TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE KLASFELD TRUST DATED
5/14/1996, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 547 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 1998
Description of Property:
Tract A, Peace River Heights, Unit 3, less and ex-
cept the North 105 feet thereof, as per plat record-
ed in Plat Book 3, page 48, public records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Subject to restrictions of Peace River Heights Unit
3 as per Plat Book 3, page 48; and subject to Martin
Luther King Boulevard on the West side; and taxes
for the current year.
SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRIC-
TIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD, RECORDED IN THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AS RECORDED IN BOOK: 502 PAGE: 696
Name in.which assessed;: EMORY RIVERS JR DOROTHY
RIVERS& & "'41' ":
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FI 33873 on the 9th day of AUGUST,
2006, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 26th day of JUNE 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD NO.
By: LAURA L. BARKER
Deputy Clerk 7:6.27c


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