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107th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Thursday, January 18, 2007


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Getting the right mix, productions manager Brian May (back) adds some herbs as chemist and owner Autumn Blum removes the
covering plate on vat making neem oil soap at Organix South.


Industrial Park Beginning To Boom

Organix South Among Those Manufacturing Jobs In Addition To Product Lines


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An international company making organic therapeutic products is
among those now occupying space at the county's industrial park.
Organix South Inc., like the Scosta Truss Co., is already outgrow-
ing its first building at the Hardee County Industrial Park off SR 62
about a half-mile west of U.S. 17.
The two will shortly be joined by another pair of businesses get-
ting a foothold in Hardee County and bringing well-paying jobs to
the area's economy.
Milano Ceramic Tile will shortly be constructing a 12,000-square-
foot building to house its roofing and concrete tile business and
Pacer Marine Harvest will add a 25,000-square-foot building for its
production of electrical transmission harness for boat keels.
Manager Adam Greene said the local Scosta unit employs about
20 people in addition to those at its Sebring store and Belle Glade
plant. When it was done back in the spring, the concrete pour for the
68,000-square-foot company lot was the largest ever done in Hardee
County.
The local company opened in September. "By the time we're full,
we will have 60 employees, skilled, labor and supervisory staff,"



Suspect Threatens

Mom With Knife


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Zolfo Springs man remains
behind bars today following allega-
tions he beat his mother and threat-
ened her with a knife, then did the


said Greene of the business which engineers the wood trusses for the
size building and codes which needs them. Later the local business
will add construction of steel roof and floor trusses.
Perhaps the most interesting business to come to the county,
Organix uses neem tree, jojoba, ylang ylang, pomegrante, orange
and other botanicals in its lipstick, soap, mouthwash, hair care, pet
care, outdoor sprays and health care supplements.
Not all are made at the local plant. Pharmaceuticals are prepared
in the Clearwater plant which has been in operation for seven years
but had no room to expand.
The local plant makes all topicals and cosmetics. Organics and
non-organics are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
and must be kept separate.
Owner Autumn Blum described how she came to Hardee County,
where she is building a home near Seven-Mile Point. She had
planned to open her second plant in Sarasota County but costs were
prohibitive for a small, growing company. While talking to someone
in Polk County, she was referred to Hardee County for its recruiting
and incentive package for her global, rapidly expanding business.
The company purchased its 4.2 acres and began to build in
November, opening by Dec. 1. It already has 16 employees and is
See INDUSTRIAL PARK 8A


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plus 40 sales tax





State Imposes



Restrictions On




Water Use Here


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Water restrictions went into
effect Tuesday and continue until at
least July 31.
Phase II Severe Water Shortage
rules were imposed during a Jan. 9
meeting of Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) officials.
They affect lawn watering and
other non-essential water uses,
from public and private water utili-
ties, wells and surface water
sources, such as ponds or rivers.
"It's disturbing to see such low
water levels this early in the dry
season. We need to act now to be
prepared for the spring when water
levels are at their lowest prior to the
rainy season," said SWFWMD
district director David L. Moore.
"We need everyone's help to do
what they can to preserve our pre-


cious water resources. Working
together we can meet our water
supply challenges while also pro-
tecting the environment," Moore
continued.
Water restrictions limit lawn and
landscape watering to once a week.
Properties under two acres in size
may only water before 8 a.m. or
after 6 p.m. Those larger than two
acres may water before 10 a.m. or
after 4 p.m. Variances are available
for an alternative irrigation plan
such as splitting a large property
into two pieces and assigning a dif-
ferent day to each piece.
The SWFWMD schedule allows
addresses ending in 0 or 1 to water
on Monday, those ending in 2 or 3
on Tuesday, 4 or 5 on Wednes-
days, 6 or 7 on Thursdays, and 8 or
9 on Fridays.
Handwatering or microirrigation
See WATER USE 2A


Art Contest Open
The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for
the front and back covers of its annual Pioneer Park Days
special section.
Adult artists can win up to a $200 U.S. Savings Bond.
For children, the top prize is a $50 bond.
Rules are simple:
1.) Art must be original work of the entrant.
2.) The festival theme must be portrayed.
3.) The size must be 8-1/2 inches wide and 11 inches
high, including lettering which reads "Pioneer
Park Days 2007."
4.) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or marker may
be used.
5.) Name, address and daytime phone number of the
entrant must be included, along with Children's or
Adult Division.
6.) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 12, at noon.


ON PARADE


same to his girlfriend when she
tried to intervene.
Angel Rodriguez, 36, of 4185
Sasser Road, was booked into the
Hardee County Jail last week on
multiple felony and misdemeanor
counts, Sheriffs Office spokesman
Maj. Claude Harris Jr. said.
He is charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon, two counts kidnapping,
armed robbery, grand theft auto,
two counts domestic battery, and
tampering with a victim.
Rodriguez is being held without
bond on the kidnapping counts, jail
records show.
See SUSPECT 2A


Rodriguez


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNAGIN
Members of the Hardee Senior High School Drum Corps were among the marchers in Monday afternoon's parade honoring slain
civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade highlighted a number of events in commemoration of King. For more pho-
tos, see inside.


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107th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, 32 Pages








2A The Herald-Advocate, January 18, 2007


- Tihe Herald-Advocate
p1 Hardee County's Hometown Coverage .
JAMES R. KELLY '
.-.. *Publisher/Editor '
.CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor

'JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
'SDorts Editor cnrhn Production Manager


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Kelly's Column
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The Harvard Medical School Men's Health Watch says a recent study
indicated regularly eating nuts adds 2.74 years of life expectancy even
better than the gain from exercise.
The Harvard report indicates a lot of cod liver oil is bad for you, giv-
ing you too much Vitamin A which can lead to increased risk of hip frac-
tures. A daily egg is unlikely to increase risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Harvard Men's Health Watch indicates 75 percent of cancer deaths
can be prevented. Men who take the most vacations are 29 percent less like-
ly to be diagnosed with heart disease.
Good news for golfers from Harvard ... "Golfing stands out as a form
of exercise that protects your body's metabolism from the effects of aging."

The Council on Competitiveness has issued a report "Competitiveness
Index: Where America Stands." Harvard professor Michael Porter said the
globalization of manufacturing is not necessarily a doom-and-gloom sce-
nario for U.S. companies. He says, "The U.S. is better positioned than per-
haps any other country to benefit from the forces that are reshaping the
global economy."
The big "if" is that continued U.S. prosperity will depend on improved
education. Another big "if" is that Americans be willing to accept that "out-
sourcing low-value, commodity-based manufacturing jobs to other coun-
tries is itself evidence of competitive advantage, not a fundamental weak-
ness of the U.S. economy," says Porter.
Perhaps the U.S. economy is shifting toward high-value, innovative
manufacturing and service activities, such as design, marketing and supply
chain management.
Porter says the services sector now accounts for 83 percent of U.S. pri-
vate-sector gross domestic product and 85 percent of private-sector
employment.
The report states the U.S. is still the world's No. 1 producer of manu-
factured goods. In 2005 U.S. manufacturing output was 50 percent larger
than China's. Adoption of technology has enabled U.S. workers to be more
productive than their global peers and enjoy the highest standard of living
in the world.
"Sometimes the fault lies not in China but in ourselves. I am a big
believer in best practices. The ultimate best practice for any manufacturer
is to have top-performing employees at every: level and in every depart-
ment. It is in everybody's best interest that U.S. manufacturers insist on
nothing but the best from themselves," said Daniel Blanchard, editor-in-
chief of Industry Week magazine.

The Jan. 14 issue of Parade Magazine, in an article written by David
Wallechinsky, indicates the U.S. has the largest gross domestic production
the world, the largest debt at $8.6 trillion, the largest trade deficit and the
largest federal foreign debt ($2.1 trillion).
China and India have the largest armed forces. The U.S. has the most
advanced military weapons and equipment and has the most armed forces
stationed abroad, 460,000 in 144 countries, including 140,00 in Iraq. The
U.S. sells the most arms to other governments.
The U.S. leads the world in total imports, such as toys, cars, bicycles,
tractors, televisions, pearls, live animals, works of art, bananas, pineapples,
shoes, underwear and pharmaceutical products. The U.S. also imports lots
of oil, natural gas, aluminum, rubber, furniture, office machines and nuclear
reactors.
The U.S. is No. 3 in total exports, trailing Germany and most likely
China. We are No. 1 in the export of wheat, corn, soybeans, skins and hides,
cigarettes and movies;
The U.S. is No. 1 in oil consumption, using 25 percent of the world's
yearly supply. The U.S. is No. 1 in producing nuclear and geo-thermal ener-
gy and No. 3 in producing solar energy and wind energy.
The U.S. is No.; 1 in per capital health care spending ($5,700), the high-
est percentage of our gross domestic product going to health care (15 per-
cent), NO. 44 in doctors per capital, No. 50 in hospital beds per capital, No.
34 in infant death rate, No. 29 in maternal death rate, No. 31 in life
expectancy for women, No. 28 in life expectancy for men, No. 1 in con-
sumption of calories per capital and No. 1 in obesity.
The U.S. is No. 1 in incarceration (737 per 100,000 population, or 2.2
million in jails and prisons). We have fairly high rates of violent crime,
including rape and major assaults. The U.S. has the 15th highest murder
rate.
In voter turnout of the percentage of voting-age citizens, the U.S.
ranked 139th out of 172 nations that held elections.
Clearly, the U.S. is doing well in some areas and poorly in others.
Remember that Time Magazine's Person of the Year is you.

The Lakeland Ledger reported Tuesday that three recent nights of
freezing wether destroyed about 75 percent of California's $1 billion citrus
crop.Most of California's citrus is for the fresh fruit market.

A Sacramento, Calif., coroner reported a 28-year-old woman died from
water intoxication. She participated in a radio station contest to see who
could drink the most water without going to a restroom. The winner would
receive a Nintendo Video game.

Previously unpublished Kelly's Column notes from late 2004:
Bill Lambert has taken his loss for re-election as a county commis-
sioner with grace and class.
He even attended and participated on Thursday's County Commission
meeting, referring to himself as "Citizen Lambert."
He is living up to his quote at Sunday School two days before the Nov.
2 election, "I may be shirked (by the voters) but not irked."

This is reminiscent of Florida's head coach Ron Zook who was fired
after his team lost to Mississippi State to fall to 4-4. He agreed to stay on
and coach the.rest of the season.
He took the firing like a man.


According to Harris, the situa-
tion began at about 12:30 in the
afternoon on Tuesday of last week
as Rodriguez and his mother
engaged in a verbal argument.
Rodriguez, he charged, began hit-
ting his mother in the face, first
with an open hand and then with
his fists, knocking her to the floor.
As she lay on the floor,
Rodriguez allegedly began kicking
her along the left side of her body,
injuring her head, shoulder, elbow
and mid-section, Harris said, refer-
ring to a report of the incident filed
by Det. Matt Tinsley.
Tinsley and Det. Andrew
McGuckin allege Rodriguez then
got a butcher knife from the kitchen
and held it to his mother's neck,
threatening to kill her.
When his girlfriend tried to inter-
vene, Rodriguez allegedly hit her in
the face. Then, Harris charged, he
held the knife to her chest, the point
just penetrating her skin. Rodriguez
is also accused of bringing the
knife up to his girlfriend's right eye
and saying, "I'll pop your (exple-
tive) eye out and make you eat it!"


Rodriguez allegedly used the
knife to cut the kitchen phone line
and to force his mother to give him
her car keys.
He then drove away in his moth-
er's 1990 Lincoln, Harris alleged.
Harris said the women used a
phone in a bedroom to call the
Sheriffs Office. "They were scared,
so the deputy put them in the patrol
car and brought them to the
Sheriffs Office," he said.
There, detectives interviewed
them, then went back to the home
to retrieve the knife from the top of
an upright freezer in the kitchen,
where the women said Rodriguez
had left it.
The home was empty at that
time, but detectives went back out
at about 11:30 p.m. to find the car
outside and Rodriguez inside.
Harris said Rodriguez had
stacked chairs up in front of the
door, in an attempt to' barricade
himself inside. Officers surrounded
the home, however, and the suspect
was taken into custody without fur-
ther incident.


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of non-lawn landscape plants is
allowed and there are certain
exemptions for new plant materi-
als.
The water restrictions are a result
of hydrologic deficits caused by
low rainfall in the last year. In the
SWFWMD south district (Hardee,
DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte,
Manatee and Sarasota counties),
aquifer levels dropped to 2.94 last
week compared to 4.99 last year at


this time. A normal range is 0 to 8
feet.
Rainfall levels for this area for all
of 2006 were 42.28 inches, much
less than the 62.65 of 2004 and
61.65 of 2005. The historic average
for this part of the 16-county
SWFWMD district is 52.83 inch-
es.
By Jan. 9, only .32 inches of rain
had been recorded at the University
of Florida Ona Research Center.


Addresses with "house numbers" May only irrigate
on ...
Ending in 0 or 1 Monday
Ending in 2 or 3 Tuesday
Ending in 4 or 5 Wednesday~
Ending in 6 or 7 Thursday
Ending in 8 or 9 Friday.


According to their statistics, the 10-
year annual average for Hardee
County is 58.45 inches.
SWFWMD hydrologic records
show an average district rainfall
deficit of 11.6 inches in 2006, caus-
ing abnormally low groundwater
conditions in most parts of the 16
counties in the district which
ranges from Marion, Sumter,
Citrus, Hernando, .Levy, Lake and
Sumter counties in the north to the
southmost Charlotte and Sarasota
counties.
In recent months, there is below
normal streamflow in the three
largest public supply sources,
which includes the Peace
River/Manasota Regional Water
Supply Authority. On Sunday. peo-
ple could be seen wading in the
Peace River a Crews Park at
Riverview and a ayaker was hav-
ing trouble navigating the river.
According to the U.S. Drought
Monitor, all 16 counties had
drought or abnormally dry condi-
tions. The agricultural drought
assessment Long-Term Palmer
Index all showed the drought con-


editions which called for irrigation
restrictions.
The restrictions apply to other
uses than irrigation. Local govern-
ment utilities are asked to.acceler-
ate local water conservation efforts,
including a water system audit to
detect any leaks or overuse.
In addition, golf courses, agricul-
tural operations and other uses are
restricted. Fountains and.other aes-
thetic-only water features may only
operate eight hours per day. Car
washing is limited to once per
week, but fundraiser events are
allowed, with efforts to reduce off-
site discharge and mobile equip-
ment washing emphasized.
Conditions of all water-use per-
mits, including allowable drought
quantities, should be strictly
enforced. Growers are urged to use
best management practices, includ-
ing watering times and applica-
tions.
For more information, turn to the
SWFWMD website www.Water-
Matters.org or call 1-800-848-0499
or 1-800-423-1476, ,extension
4498, during normal business
-hours.


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There is no more lovely, friendly
and charming relationship, com-
munion or company than a good
marriage.
-Martin Luther

Even if you are on the right
track, you'll get run over if you
just sit there.
-Will Rogers


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JERRY L.
POLK
Jerry L. Polk, 63, of Fort
Meade, died Thursday, January
11, 2007, at home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1944, in
High Springs and moved to Fort
Meade from Clewiston in 2000.
He was a security guard for
South Florida Community
College and a member of
Bowling Green Church of God.
He was preceded in death by
one daughter, Teresa Lynn Polk.
Survivors include his wife,
Carolyn Polk of Fort Meade;
three daughters, Lisa Martinez of
Okeechobee, Stephanie Macias
of Wauchula, and Bethany Miller
of Avon Park; one brother, Elmer
Polk of Southlake, Texas; and six
grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bowling
Green Church of God with the
Rev. Michael R. Howell and the
Rev. Brad Stidham officiating.
Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.
Visitation was Saturday 6-8 p.m.
at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel.
Memorials may be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.


FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



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ALLEN
WALKER
Allen Walker, 84, of Hampton,
N.H., died Saturday, December
2, 2006, at his home in
Wauchula, where he had been a
winter resident since 1985.
He was a Christian and a
World War II veteran serving in
the U.S. Navy. He was a ship
building pipe fitter, member of
the American Legion Post #35 in
Hampton, and a member of the
V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Yvonne, and one
son, George.
He is survived by his wife,
Priscilla Walker; one daughter,
Diana Kent of Hampton, N.H.;
five brothers, Phillip of Alabama,
Robert, Donald, and Carl, all of
New Hampshire, and Ralph of
California; three sisters, Ruth
Stacey, Virginia Peterson and
Elaine Nadeau, all of New
Hampshire; two granddaughters,
Amy and Melony; and one great-
granddaughter, Alexandria.
Memorial services will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at
Crystal Lake Village Community
Hall with Rev. Robert Winne
officiating.
Memorial donations may be
made to Paralyzed Veterans of
America, 7 Mill Brook Rd.,
Wilton, NH 03086-0915.



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Wauchula



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Letter To The Editor

Obituaries Message To Commissioners:
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JERRY L. POLK
Jerry L. Polk, 63, of Fort Meade,
died Thursday, January 11, 2007, at
home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1944, in
High Springs and moved to Fort
Meade from Clewiston in 2000.
He was a security guard for South
Florida Community College and a
member of Bowling Green Church
of God.
He was preceded in death by one
daughter, Teresa Lynn Polk.
Survivors include his wife,
Carolyn Polk of Fort Meade; three
daughters, Lisa Martinez of
Okeechobee, Stephanie Macias of
Wauchula, and Bethany Miller of
Avon Park; one brother, Elmer Polk
of Southlake, Texas; and six grand-
children.
Services were held at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bowling Green
Church of God with the Rev.
Michael R. Howell and the Rev.
Brad Stidham officiating. Burial
was in Corinth Cemetery. Visita-
tion was Saturday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


DALE LASTINGER SR.
Dale Lastinger Sr., 73, of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, January
10, 2007, at Winter Haven Hos-
pital.
Born June 21, 1933, in Bowling
Green, he was a lifelong resident of
Fort Meade, U.S. Army veteran, in-
volved in ranching and phosphate
and member of the First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade.
He is survived by his wife, Joan
Lastinger, of Fort Meade; one son,
Dale Lastinger Jr., of Fort Meade;
one brother, Pyatt Lastinger and
wife Verna of Fort Meade; one sis-
ter, Geraldine Lastinger Homer and
husband Harry of Loudon, Tenn.;
and three grandchildren, Frankie
Lastinger and Kristy Lastinger of
Homestead and Jason Lastinger of
Fort Meade.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 12,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Saturday at 11
a.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade with the Rev. Kenny Slay
officiating. Interment followed in
Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Fort
Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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ERNESTINE BRYANT
BURTS
Ernestine Bryant Burts, 93,
Bowling Green, died Saturday,
January 13, 2007, in Wauchula.
She was born May 8, 1913 in
Bowling Green to the late
Clarence and Ida (Blackburn)
Bryant. She returned to Bowling
Green over 20 years ago from
Fort Meade, where she had lived
for forty years. She was a mem-
ber of First United Methodist
Church of Bowling Green since
1923, where she was a member
of the United Methodist Women,
the Administrative Coun-cil and
its secretary for 20 years, Sunday
School teacher and secretary, and
served on the building commit-
tee that built the present church.
She worked for the Polk County
School Board, City of Fort
Meade, and retired from Peace
River Electric Cooperative.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 54 years, William
Burts.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Ida Mary Spears and hus-
band Michael of Bowling Green;
one brother, Austin Bryant of
Sarasota; sister-in-law, Norma
Bryant of Sarasota; two grand-
children, Mary Shannon Haney
of Kannapolis, N.C., and Will
Haney and wife Tennille of
Venus; and one great-grandson,
Hunter Little.
Funeral Services were held
Tuesday 11 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, Bowling
Green, with Pastor Steve Polk
officiating. Burial followed in
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation
was Monday 5-7 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to
Habitat for Humanity of Hardee
County.


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ANNABELLE HANCOCK
BLANTON
Annabelle Hancock Blanton, 96,
of Lakeland, died Saturday, Jan-
uary 13, 2007, at home.
Born June 21, 1910, in Shel-
byville, Tenn., she came to
Lakeland from Gainesville in 1982.
She was a house mother for Sigma
Chi fraternity at the University of
Florida and also at Florida
Southern College. A former mem-
ber of the Fort Meade Garden Club
and Woman's Club, she was also a
member of Southside Baptist
Church in Lakeland.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Shade Hancock and
one son, Tony Hancock.
She is survived by one daughter-
in-law, Faye Proteroe of Eagle
Lake; five grandchildren, A.
Richard Hancock Jr. and wife
Francine of Dade City, Shade
Hancock of Fort Meade, Melody
Hancock Clyatt and husband John
of Fort Meade, and Darla Hancock
and Mary Sanders of Sarasota; five
great-grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 16
at the funeral home from 1:30 to
2:30 p.m., followed by graveside
services at 3 p.m. at Hancock
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be sent to the Hancock Cemetery,
801 Houston Ave., Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


ALLEN WALKER
Allen Walker, 84, of Hampton,
N.H., died Saturday, December 2,
2006, at his home in Wauchula,
where he had been a winter resident
since 1985.
He was a Christian and a World
War II veteran serving in the U.S.
Navy. He was a ship building pipe
fitter, member of the American
Legion Post #35 in Hampton, and a
member of the V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his
first wife, Yvonne, and one son,
George.
He is survived by his wife,
Priscilla Walker; one daughter,
Diana Kent of Hampton, N.H.; five
brothers, Phillip of Alabama,
Robert, Donald, and Carl, all of
New Hampshire, and Ralph of
California; three sisters, Ruth
Stacey, Virginia Peterson and
Elaine Nadeau, all of New
Hampshire; two granddaughters,
Amy and Melony; and one great-
granddaughter, Alexandria.
Memorial services will be held at
2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Crystal
Lake Village Community Hall with
Rev. Robert Winne officiating.
Memorial donations may be
made to Paralyzed Veterans of
America, 7 Mill Brook Rd.,
Wilton, NH 03086-0915.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula
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Dear Editor:
Every time I pick up the newspa-
per it seems there is another article
about how the county has found
another place where Hardee
County residents need to be taxed
further than they already are.
Solution let's pay for another
study which always leads to the tax




Obituaries


KELLIE SUE ROBERTS
Kellie Sue Roberts, 61, of Zolfo
Springs, died at home on Friday,
January 12, 2007.
She has been a resident of Hardee
County since 1957, coming here
from Mayo. She worked for
Mancini Packing Company for 23
years. She was a member of the
Open Door Full Gospel Praise
Center in Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by one
son, Donald Eugene Roberts.
Surviving, her are four sons,
James Roberts of Calhoun, Bobby
Joseph Roberts of Dothan, Ala.,
Andrew J. Roberts of Zolfo Springs
and Ronald E. Roberts and wife
Elizabeth of Zolfo Springs; two sis-
ters, Helen Richardson of Madison
and Mary Francis King of
Suwannee County; four grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held on
Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at
the Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



WILBUR E. JOHNS
Wilbur E. Johns, 74, lifetime res-
ident of Hardee County, died
January 10, 2007 in St. Petersburg.
Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Lake City,
he was an aluminum and produce
dealer.
He was preceded in death by one
son, Ronnie.
Survivors include one son, Rudy
Johns and wife Ginny of Sparta,
Tenn.; two daughters, Sue Bohlan-
der and husband Mark of Mauldin,
S.C., and Gail Williams of Phoenix,
Ariz.; four grandchildren, Emily,
Ashley, Josh and Harley; and many
friends.
Services -were hPld at 3,. pm.
Saturday, Jan. 13 at Robarts Garden
Chapel with the Rev. Donald
Holton Sr. officiating. Visitation
was from 2-3 p.m. Burial was in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


being placed on us.
How did we get to the place we
are now without impact fees, fire
axes, garbage taxes and increased
:ax levies? How did we build
schools, roads, a fire department, a
ail, etc. before we came up with all
of these new taxes? We also did
hese things with a lot less people
living here.
The same names seem to be
attached to all of these new ideas.
Maybe if we had more people
working and less people making
studies we could work our way
through these problems.
Save money; let the people
whose names keep coming up in
the paper with these plans to find
new things to tax us on, go to some
other county and spread their ideas
on them. Better yet, another state, a
long way away from this one!
LEAVE OUR POLE BARNS
ALONE!
A concerned citizen,
Wayne D. Gourley
Ona


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WILBUR E.
JOHNS
Wilbur E. Johns, 74, lifetime
resident of Hardee County, died
January 10, 2007 in St. Peters-
burg.
Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Lake City,
he was an aluminum and produce
dealer.
He was preceded in death by
one son, Ronnie.
Survivors include one son,
Rudy Johns and wife Ginny of
Sparta, Tenn.; two daughters,
Sue Bohlander and husband
Mark of Mauldin, S.C., and Gail
Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; four
grandchildren, Emily, Ashley,
Josh and Harley; and friends,
including Kathy and Jay Bryan,
Spanky and Charlene, Edna
Shiver, Annette and Bryan
Crews, Lynn and Ricky, Kenny,
Robin, .Scott and Amy, and Ruth.
Services were held at 3 p.m.


Saturday, Jan.
Garden Chapel
Donald Holton
Visitation was
Burial was in
Cemetery.

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with the Rev.
Sr. officiating.
from 2-3 p.m.
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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


'ALL THE BUSINESS MACHINES


ARE OBSOLETE NOWADAYS'


By ROSARIO RUBINOS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Gail Bridgman was born July 1, 1945, in
Marshall, MI, Calhoun County, just before
all of the "baby boomers." (When all the
men came home after the war and all the
wives got pregnant.)
She was the oldest of three girls and
grew up on a dairy farm. Right after the
war, nobody had much money; farm fami-
lies always had plenty to eat but not extra
things. Still, nobody felt poor because no
one else had expensive things either.
Back then families only had one car and
moms stayed at home. Also, telephones
were party line phones; there would be five
to eight families on the same line. Each
family would have to listen for their own
ring. Sometimes people would listen to oth-
ers' conversation.
Everybody knew everybody. They had
all lived there for generations. They looked
4fter each other and helped each other out.
Kids couldn't get away with anything
because everybody knew them and would
tell their parents.
For family fun they played, a lot of board
games in the winter. In the summer they
loved baseball, bike riding, and horseback
riding. They liked to invite other families
over: also they planned parties for young
people because there wasn't enough enter-
tainment for young people. They enjoyed
travel: day trips and vacations to places like
New York, Canada, the South and out West
each summer. Back then they only had
record players and radios. Elvis Presley was
just getting started.
When she started school, she went to a
one-room school where one teacher taught
from kindergarten through eighth grade.
There were just 22 students. When she went
to high school, they didn't have a lot of
electives. She chose a business course.
They used manual typewriters and learned
shorthand. "But," she said, "all those
machines I used are obsolete." There were
no spell checkers, so everybody had to


carry a dictionary.
In her high school, they gave one to two
hours homework each night so students
wouldn't have time to get into trouble. She
did homework on the bus going home
because she had farm chores to do at home.
When she went to school they didn't

( Lookin' Back)
have drug or drinking problems nor did
girls ever fight. Kids respected the teacher,
who had a lot of authority. For example,
one day the study hall teacher didn't come
in. Study hall was a huge room with four
sections for grades nine through 12. An
older English teacher with a reputation of
being strict came to the door. Everyone
went dead silent; no one moved. They were
even afraid to turn and look at her. She
walked to the middle of the room, surveyed
the students, turned, walked back out, and
no one moved until they heard her go up
the stairs and close the door to her room.
They were scared to death of her. She wore
tall high heels that they could hear for a
long distance.
All teachers wore a business dress. Men
wore suits and ties, and women wore dress-
es or suits and hose and high heels. Girls
had to wear skirts, even in the winter.
Sometimes they had dress-up days, and
they could wear what they wore to church.
One of the most useful things she
learned was sewing. She was taught to sew
in a professional way, learned to enjoy it,
and has been able to use it all her life.
She wished she would have had more
self-confidence. If she would've known
then what she knows now, she would have
been more supportive of others.
She thinks teenagers have more stress
than she did, and so many more options and
decisions to make. Her advice to teens is to
take full advantage of your opportunities to
gain an education; don't waste them. Have
a good time, but don't ruin your future.


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Dennis Russell Robarts III
At Robarts Funeral Home we recognize how much your family means to you
because we're a family too. That's why when there's a loss in your family, the
Robarts family has been there for four generations, since 1906, to give com-
passionate care and dependable semice at your time of need.
If our old fashioned caring and service is out of style in this fast paced world
today, that's OK. We're going to continue our family traditions and strive to
give your family the same loving care xwe would want. And as soon as my grand-
son, Dennis Russell Robarts III grows up, he'll be the fifth generation to carry
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Think ahead. Plan ahead. Make sure you
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Teens Interview Elders comes from a class


National Wild Turkey Federation

Dinner Set Jan. 26 In Bartow


Help support wild turkey conser-
vation and have a great time by
attending the Wild Turkey Super
Fund Auction and Dinner, hosted
by the Bartow-Fort Meade-Mul-
berry Chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation. This event will
be held Friday, Jan. 26, at the
Bartow Civic Center. The doors


'Cats Clip

Red Devils
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats downed the
Avon Park Red Devils 57-47
Tuesday night.
The victory improved the 'Cats
district record to 6-4 and dropped
the Red Devils to 3-6. These teams
may be seeded to meet again in the.
district playoffs in three weeks,
depending on what Hardee does in
its remaining district games against
Palmetto and Sarasota Booker.
In Tuesday's game at Avon Park
Hardee broke out to a 5-0 lead with
a trey by Tyrone Pace and deuce by
Mark St. Fort. The 'Cats never
trailed, taking a 15-7 first quarter
advantage and resisting an Avon
Park surge to lead 31-21 at half-
time.
Avon Park dictated the pace early
in the third period and cut the
Wildcat edge to 42-36 before
Hardee took more control in the
final period and made enough free
throws down the stretch to preserve
the 10-point win.
Hardee had a trio of players in
double-digits. Weston Palmer
topped them with 16 points, a pair
of deuces, a trio of treys and three-
of-four at the charity stripe. He will
miss Friday's game at Lake Region
to go on a football recruiting trip to
Yale.
Although hampered by fouls,
high inside 6-6 leader Mark St.
Fort had 14 points, and all-every-
thing point Jermaine King added 15
points. Arnold Louis, also in foul
trouble, finished with seven points.
Pace had a trey and numerous key
rebounds, and Olnel Virgile had a
pair of free throws.


open at 6 p.m., so you can enjoy
social hour before you sit down for
a meal prepared by Florida BBQ &
Catering Services.
All ticket holders will be eligible
to win valuable prizes exclusive to
National Wild Turkey Federation
events. Place the highest bid and
you could go home with sporting
art, hunting guns, knives, calls and
outdoor equipment and more.
The tickets are $50 single and
$75 couple. Membership will help
the NWTF support wildlife man-
agement on public, private and cor-
porate lands and preserve hunting


January 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


as a traditional North American
sport.
Since the NWTF was founded 32
years ago, more than $175 million
NWTF and cooperator.dollars have
been spent on more than 24,000
projects benefiting wild turkeys
throughout the United States,
Canada and Mexico. The work of
the NWTF's volunteers and sup-
porters is paying off. In 1973, there
were an estimated 1.3 million wild
turkeys and 1.5 million turkey
hunters.
If you want to join the nation's
fastest growing and most progres-
sive single species conservation
organization today, reserve tickets
by calling Hal's Gun Shop, 863-
533-9563.


Homeland, FL

January 26 & 27, 2007
Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday 9am to 3pm


The Southeast's largest Pre-1840
Interpretive Encampment.
Over 1,000 participants living in camps
and portraying many different
cultures and regions of early America.
Over 100 craftsmen and "stores"
demonstrating/selling a large
variety of historical reproductions.


Directions: Take Highway 17 to Homeland,
take 640 W. Turn left on Azalea Road.
Homeland Florida


Adults: $6.00
Children Ages 3-12: $3.00
Ages 2 and under free Pets not allowed


Migs Project

Graduation 2007

Sat., Jan. 27 *7:00 p.m.

Hardee County Civic Center

Advance Tickets $4.00
May be purchased at Cat's Corner, Jan's & Jplie's
Tickets at the Door $5.00



Come see our 2007 Senior Boys at their Fairest!
All proceeds go toward the 2007 Senior Class Project Graduation Night

Parent Volunteers Are Still Needed!


BBQ Dinner February 17th
3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Drive thru pickup at
the Hardee Sr. High Gym
Tickets $6.00 Being pre-sold now!
Contact your local Senior or Senior Parent
Tickets will also be available the day of the BBQ
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PAYNES CREEK HISTORIC STATE PARK
888 LAKE BRANCH RD., 80WLING GREEN
PRESENTS


MARK IENZ

Thursday, January 25th

10:00 AM at the Visitor Center

Mark Renz is the author of "Fossiling in Florida: A Guide for Diggers and
Divers" (University Press of Florida), "Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter" (Paleo
Press), and "Doug's Ark: Thinking Outside the Pile" (Paleo Press)

Please join us for an informative presentation
which promises to be educational as well as fun.
Free Admission
For more information call 375-4717
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Mostly dry, cool conditions across the State allowed field work to
progress on schedule during January 8 14. Temperatures for the week
averaged from 3 to 6 degrees above normal at the major cities. Pleasant
daytime highs were in the 70s and 80s. Cool evening lows were in 30s, 40s
and 50s. Rainfall ranged from minimal traces to over one inch of rainfall at
Tallahassee. Elsewhere, areas received less than half an inch of precipita-
tion for the week.
FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting remains active in the Everglades region. Rains
are needed across the State to elevate soil moisture supplies. Soil moisture
supplies in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula were rated mostly ade-
quate with some scattered pockets of short and surplus supplies. Topsoil
and subsoil moisture in the central and southern Peninsula was rated very
short to adequate.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 22 1 9 17 1 9


Short


33 I 49 I


21 46 25 10


Adequate 44 50 61 37 71 71
Surplus 1 I0 9 0 3 9
VEGETABLES
Favorable weather conditions allowed planting and harvesting to
progress on schedule. Mostly dry weather over the central and southern
Peninsula continued to provide good conditions for crop development.
Cool evening temperatures helped boost strawberry development.
Vegetables and non-citrus fruit marketed during the week included snap
beans, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, peppers,
radishes, squash, strawberries and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, most pasture is in fair condition. In the Panhandle, winter
forage is growing following timely rains. Some ranchers have stopped feed-
ing hay. Ponds now have surface water. Pasture condition is mostly fair. In
the northern areas, some locations are short on soil moisture and pasture is
in very poor condition. However, most pasture in the area is in good condi-
tion. In the central and southwest, pasture condition is very poor to good
due to drought. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very poor to good
with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 0 10 0
Poor 20 5 15 10
Fair 20 45 65 75
Good 55 49 10 14
Excellent 0 1 0 1
CITRUS
Weather for the period of Jaruary 8-14 was cooler than the past sever-
al weeks, but still above average for this time of year. One high of 84
degrees was recorded in Ft. Pierce. Some concern has been expressed over
the warmer weather because cool weather is needed to put the trees in a dor-
mant state before bloom. Field personnel have reported seeing early bloom
on many of the varieties, which is abnormal for this early in the season.
Honey tangerines and Temples also need the cooler weather to prepare
them for harvest. Maturity levels on early and midseason fruit are very
good and harvesting should be strong until the end of the season. Navel
oranges have been below 100,000 boxes the past few weeks, while grape-
fruit harvest has picked up and is estimated to be almost 800,000 boxes.


School Fight Ends In Arrests


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three students were arrested and
at least a dozen more could be fol-
lowing a fight Friday at Hardee
Senior Hi ': School.
Sherift's Office spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr. said no one was
injured in the fray, but a deputy try-
ing to stop a combatant was pushed
to the ground, leading to felony
charges against the 17-year-old.
Harris said Jarvis Antwan Baker,
of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
booked into the Hardee County Jail
at about 8:20 a.m. Friday on


charges -?f battery on a law enforce-
ment officer and resisting arrest
with violence both felonies -
and affray and disruption of a
school function both misde-
meanors.
Baker was transferred over to the
state Department of Juvenile
Justice and taken to the Juvenile
Assessment Center in Bartow
before being released to the cus-
tody of a parent, the major said.
Also booked into the jail were a
15-year-old and another 17-year-
old, Harris said. Each faces three
misdemeanor counts: resisting


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St, Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearings at 8:30 a.m. Two are requests
for a special exception to place single-family mobile home on one-acre
lots. Another is for approval of a subdivision replat for Wauchula Square
Subdivision on 4.01 acres on the east side of U.S. 17 south of REA Road.
Another is for a Planned Unit Development of single family/du-
plex/townhomes/condominums on 104.72 acres east of U.S. 17 east along
Sauls Road. Another is for an assisted living facility of 12 to 15 beds on
1.05 acres at Alton Carlton Road.
approval for an agreement with the state Office of Tourism, Trade
and Economic Development and Enterprise Florida Inc on an economic
development project, 9:05 a.m.
Resolution to authorize Central Florida Regional Planning Council
to do an impact fee study. follow-up.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


Grove activity includes irrigation, irrigation repair, topping and hedging,
and mowing rows for preparation of harvest.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop I Dec 31 I Jan 07 Jan 15
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 35 57 42
Early and Mid oranges 3,980 4,455 5,949
Grapefruit 337 523 795
Sunburst Tangerines 85 61 28
Tangelos 51 67 171
Honey Tangerines 1 34 120
Temples 0 6 25


arrest without force, affray and dis-
ruption of a school function.
The major said the incident
remains under active investigation,
and that he anticipates the filing of
charges against .12 to 14 more stu-
dents.
School Principal Mike Wilkinson
said the fight occurred in the com-
mons area of the campus before the
start of classes on Friday. He esti-
mated it was about 8:15 a.m.
He explained that there is an
ongoing conflict between two
groups of boys, one from Bowling
Green and the other from
Wauchula, that school administra-
tors have been aware of for a year.
In fact, he noted, administrators
work to stay abreast of what is
going on between the two groups
outside of school in case a situation
carries over onto school grounds.
That, Wilkinson said, is what
happened on Friday.






THURSDAY, JAN. 18
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, workshop of job descrip-
tion for Food Service Director,
Board Room (former Junior
High media center), 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 11 a.m.
Vlnvestiture-new Circuit
Judge Marcus Ezelle and new
County Judge Jeff McKibben,
Hardee Agri-Civic Center, inter-
section of Stenstrom and
Altman roads, 4 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 22
VZolfo Springs Town Council,
rescheduled monthly meeting,
Civic Center, 3210 U.S. 17
South, Zolfo Springs, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 25
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room (former Junior High
media center), 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


Wilkinson said the altercation
actually began Thursday afternoon
at a student's home in Wauchula
and that only two boys weri
involved at the time.
"It's not clear what got it all start-
ed," he said, "but that couple o:
boys picked it up here, and the:
their groups got involved and it go[
to be bigger than just two kids." :|
Wilkinson said he expects 15 oi
16 suspensions will result from thd
incident. "Where students resisted
staff, that's where arrests cam-e I;
he said.
And more may follow, he added!:
Wilkinson said administrators.
are investigating each participants:
school disciplinary record, and tha:
each teen will be dealt with on aA
individual basis. "We will verify
their involvement and their level ol
involvement," he said.
As the fight occurred before
classes were in session for the day
there were "plenty of spectators,"
the principal said.
"I want to commend our staff for
their prompt response to the situa'
tion, getting it under control,'
Wilkinson said. "They bailed righi
in, they jumped in."
None were injured, he said, bd
"some teachers got some bump,
and scrapes over it."
Further, Wilkinson commended
the Sheriffs Office, which he said
maintained a presence at the school
for the remainder of the dai
"Classes started and we weii
through the rest of the day without
incident," he concluded.






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Florida Area Agency on Aging
invites volunteers to join its pair
of award-winning teams of vol-
unteers.
Both programs help elders inr
Hardee County make informed
decisions about Medicare,
health insurance and prescrip-
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INDUSTRIAL PARK
Continued From 1A


looking for people with "serious
office, language and computer
skills" to complement the ware-
house staff. Blum and her partner
Jay Richards expects to triple their
staff in the next three years as they
increase production. They have
already gone from filling 15 to 60
orders per day.
Organix markets its cosmetic, pet
and therapeutic products to Whole
Foods, the largest natural chain
store, about 1,300 of the 8,000
health care stores in America, and
also to Korea, Japan, Ireland,
England and Czech Republic and
has recently completed a contract
to distribute products to Israel too.
Blum obtained a degree in organ-
ic chemistry and environmental
geology from Eckerd College. She
was working as a cosmetic chemist
for a natural products company
along with a botanist skilled in the


use of herbs when someone asked
her if she could make a natural
shampoo using neem oil.
That set the 23-year-old on a six-
month study of the complexities of
the neem tree, bigger than our oaks
and similar to the mahongany, and
eventually to development of 24
TheraNeem products. Now 31, she
makes regular trips to India to pur-
chase raw materials directly from
the farm suppliers which meet the
sustainability and fair trade stan-
dards in harvesting and processing
the products she needs.
Among them are ginger, turmer-
ic, black pepper, coriander, pome-
granate, licorice, and the more
exotic ashwagandha and other
Ayurvedic (science of life) natural
supplements, antioxidants and ex-
tracts. Many have been in use for
centuries in traditional Chinese and
Indian medicine. It is only recently


that "modern" medicine discovered
the natural healing herbs which
help everything from diabetes to
chicken pox, skin rashes, choles-
terol, joint movement, menopause
and pet health.
Blum taught briefly at Eckerd
College and wants to interest local
budding chemists in a career in
developing different products. She
says her work is all chemistry, mix-
ing a little beeswax and other prod-
ucts in a solution or emulsion to
make lip balm, for instance. "It's
simple to show how to apply chem-
istry to show how hand lotion is
made," she said.
The interesting chemist/environ-
mentalist, about to go on another
trip to India to inspect farms and
plants there, leaves her business in
well-trained hands, one other local
employees could join.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON.
Owner Autumn Blum checks a tray of soap ready to be sized, cut and packaged for shipping
around the nation and the world.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Operations manager Faith Conley (foreground) chats with office worker about pending orders. In
background, accountant Gerald Kilpatrick checks with another office staffer. Both Conley and
Kilpatrick wear protective gear as they enter the production area periodically.


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RA.W. AWARD WINNERS


Co-owner Jay Richards oversees preparation of products according to orders.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Students at North Wauchula Elementary School who have improved this last nine weeks in one of
the core academics or in citizenship were awarded a Positively Awesome Worker Award, or P.A.W.
Award. The pupils grades K-2, are: (top photo, front row from left) Alex Williams, Devin Hill, Ricky
Rodriguez, Ashleigh Martinez, Austin Nellis and Raul Salgado-Alvarez; (back row) Angel Canejo,
Lousha Saint-Louis and Robert Liles; not pictured is Beatriz Vazquez. The students in grades 3-5
are: (below, front row from left) DeAngelo Smith, Samuel Negrete, Briyit Hernandez, Christian.
Pena and Alexis Lopez; (back row) Abel Esquivel, Blaine Harshburger, Haylee Williams and
Adriana Hernandez; not pictured is Andrew Martinez.


Davide Green (right) and operations manager Jaith Conley review amounts needed for an upcom-
ing shipment.
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front of their building which already needs to expand.


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January 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A


NWES Presents 'Cool Cat'Awards


Here are the first graders whose positive attitude and character allowed them to be called Cool
Cats: (front row, from left) Pedro Hernandez, Alex Paulino, Petra Lopez, Nubia Gomez, Alexis Neel
and Miguel Benitez; (back) Enrique Gonzales, Abigail Candelario, Sydni Lopez, Mario Gomez,
Pablo Salgado, Elena Briones, Kendral Smith, Hailey Strey and Taylor Bone.


Students from the third grade who were well behaved and courteous to their classmates and
were selected Cool Cats were: (front row, from left) Danielle Weeks, Sawan Patel, Alexis
Melendez, Jakayla Mosley, Faith Hodges and Alexis Chavez; (back row) Mireya Mondragon,
Sonya Cavillo Cassidy Powell, McClain Mitchell, Felise Ehrenkaufer, Julissa Ortiz, Joel Garland
and Emily Bennett.


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These fifth graders all were selected Cool Cats. They are: (front row, from left) Kramer Royal,
Meagan Araujo, Brea Farrer, Hailey Andres, Adam Mendoza and Norma Salgado; (back row)
Johnny Hernandez, Tori Hernandez, John Michael Chason, Jessica Zavala, Erica Molina, Megan
Hartman and Lacey McClenithan.


Once harm has been done, even
a fool understands it.
-Homer
The first nickelodeon-now
called a movie theater-was
established in McKeesport, Penn-
sylvania, in 1905 by John P. Har-
ris and Henry Davis.


Mark Vour Calendars!


If you are interested in participating

in the professional and back-yard

divisions or the chili &

dessert contest Please

contact Megan McKibben with

Main Street Wauchula...

mainstreetwau@earthlink.net

S 863J 767-0330


The proud students from second grade named Cool Cats by the faculty are: (front row, from left)
Desiree Ford, Jessica Bembry, Janie Elizalde, Kathy Marical-Palacios, Rodrigo Mendieta, Cade
Roberts and Lorenzo Farias; (back) Agapito Leon, Molly Hartman, Rayann Kulig, Odalis
Hernandez, Destiny Yang, Audra Week, Marisa Gonzalez, Noah Valletutti and Darby Farr.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Cool Cat Awards for the first nine weeks of school were bestowed upon the students of North
Wauchula Elementary School who displayed good conduct and a positive attitude. These kinder-
garteners received this special honor: (front row from left) Erica Martinez, Drew McGuckin, Yadira
German, Jose Mata Chagoya, Hannah Glisson and Jansen Walker; (back) Tony Webb, Laura-Kate
Reynolds, Marcus Sambrano, Ricardo Salgado, Nytavis Phiylor, Adamaris Garci and Cain
Thornton.


This group of fourth graders that became Cool Cats are: (front row, from left) Briana Aleman, Aron
Ruiz, Rebecca Lopez, Anabel Salgado, Allisson Farr, Hayley Derby and Chloe Harvey; (back row)
Melanie Harshburger, Raquel Maldonado, Cassidy Lane, Deshawndre McMillian, Nancy Spinks,
Tyler Bragg and Maria Negrete.

PUBLIC NOTICE


The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider approval of Ordinance No. 2007-02
at the special called City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2007 at City
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 5:15 p.m.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITING INDEMNIFICATION OF THIRD
PARTIES AND SIMILAR ARRANGEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission Meeting.
Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or obtained at the office
of the City Clerk, M-F, 8:00 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for such
purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, per Florida
Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any person with
a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM 1:18c
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney


Your Business Could Appear Here!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate


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10A The Herald-Advocate, January 18, 2007


COWBOYS ARE GONNA TALK!
I was listening to the radio yesterday and Waylon Jennings was singing
"The Last Cowboy Song." Frankly, by the time it was over I was getting a
little depressed, but then I remembered something about cowboys and how
much fun they have talking.
If you have ever been around when a bunch of cowboys get together
they are just chattering about this horse or that horse, this bull or that bull,
this dog or that dog and sometimes this woman or that woman. I realize that
no matter what happens to a cowboy when he is around another cowboy he
talking and having a good time.
To demonstrate the point, sometimes, even the quietest of cowboys
will come up with something pertinent and everybody has a good laugh.
When I was working at Babcock's Ranch years ago it was my custom, at
the end of long season when we had done a lot of work, I would buy lunch
for the cow crew.
During that time Allison Tomilson was in charge of security at the
ranch and he mostly just rode around, but he generally showed up in time
for lunch. One day we all put a quarter in a pool and bet on what time
Allison Tomilson would show up.
One of the cowboys, named Ralph Farabee, was a really a quiet guy
who always worked the hopper. He never said much and when he smiled
the lines in his face would have made a caricature artist go crazy. It was just
about lunch time that day and Allison hadn't shown up yet. About that time
Ralph ambled out of the hopper, dropped his quarter in the hat and said, "I


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin


GOOD AS NEW A new thrift store has opened up in Wauchula.
Just Stuff, owned and operated by Bonnie Johns, officially opened for
business on Jan. 6, offering a variety of items for the thrifty consumer.
"As our name says, we have a lot of stuff. From handmade ring hold-


Owner Bonnie Johns stands behind the register in her shop.
The variety of items can be seen in the background.
ers made from ties to purses and aprons made from jeans, we have quite the
variety," said Johns.
SOne of the "unusual items" at the store is Johns' handmade Mardi Gras
mannequins, a woman's mannequin decorated with bead strands for cloth-
ing.
Prior to opening the store, Johns taught school for 40 years and decid-
ed that Wauchula had room for a store with an unusual stock.
"One of my lifetime friends that lives in Mobile, Ala., has been a col-
lector all her life and has parted with some of her things so that I can share
them with everyone," Johns said.
Over 100 silk scarves, hand-crafted floral arrangements, antique vases,
vintage jewelry, purses, boys and girls' baby clothes and plenty of Mardi
Gras beads line the store's shelves.
"Most of the things here are hand-crafted, such as picture frames, baby
blankets and hand-stitched rugs," she said, "We also have crafting materi-
als for anyone wanting some do-it-at-home projects."
The store is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and is located at 133 E. Townsend St. in Wauchula.
SALES & SERVICE A store selling new appliances and offering
to repair old ones has opened in Wauchula.
DeSoto Appliance & Repair, located at 108 Carlton St. in Wauchula,


Leora -Green and Mike Longenecker, co-owners, stand by their
company's repair van in front of the new store.
opened its doors on Nov. 6, but will hold its grand opening on Friday.
This store is, the third that the owners, Leora Green and Mike
Longenecker, operate. The original DeSoto Appliance opened in Arcadia in
1987, with the second store opening in North Port.
"We felt there was a need for an appliance store in Hardee County
because of all the calls we were getting requesting services and repairs,"
said co-owner Leora Green of Arcadia.
Products carried by the store include refrigerators, stoves, washers and
dryers, microwaves and dishwashers. Serta bedding and plasma televisions
are also currently carried.
Any appliances purchased at the store will be delivered on the same
day.
Several brands are carried, such as GE, Hotpoint, Maytag, Frigidaire,
Amana and Bosch. Green said that they are looking into carrying Whirlpool
in the near future.
"We want to remind everyone that they do not have to purchase an
appliance for us to service it. Our five technicians are on call in all of our
locations," said co-owner Mike Longenecker.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
service calls can be made at any time.
For more information or to arrange a repair, call DeSoto Appliance &
Repair at 773-0521.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
Jarnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.


pick 12:05 and there he is." It was the only thing Ralph had said all day.
He took our money.
A number of years ago I was hired to spay some heifers for Latt Maxey,
and no one told me before I went out to the pens on State Road 60 that when
Coot Wilson was running the show nobody talked in the cowpens..
We started working the heifers, and I was just chattering away and vis-
iting everybody and finally it occurred to me that nobody said anything
back so after a while I got the hint and hushed. When we finished the
heifers I just left.
I always remembered that story because it was the only place I had
ever been where the cowboys didn't chatter and have a good time as they
worked.
I didn't think anything about it then, but 15 years later I was in Woody
Larson's cowpens in Okeechobee one day. The cowboys were having a
good day, and I mentioned my experience and how nobody said a word.


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Matt Arrietta is by far the best hand I ever saw in the cow pens and can
do more jobs than I had ever seen one man do. He looked at meand said,
"You know what, I am scheduled to work there next week and I think I'll
call and cancel. I ain't gonna go."
The point here is cowboys talk. When they ride along on a horse
they're talking, when they're in the cowpens they are talking, and now
since they have added cell phones, distance makes no difference. They just
whip out their Nextel phones, beep their buddy a half a mile away and keep
talking.

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January 18, 2007, The HeraldrAdvocate H1A


Hurricane-Damaged Limestone Church

Needs A Building Contractor Soon


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church in Limestone is seeking a
licensed contractor who can post a
performance bond so the church
can get a $65,000 loan offer that
will expire around March 24, sai.
long-time church member Charlie
-Mae Jones.


The loan was approved because
the church was damaged by Hurr-
icane Charlie in 2004.
A lot of work has been done, but
funds have run out and the former
contractor is no longer willing to
finish the job.
Jones said such work is needed
as sheetrock, septic tank installa-
tion, wiring, indoor bathrooms, car-


peting and double doors.
The $65,000 loan would pay for
remaining air-conditioning work
valued at $2,000 and payment for
pews of about $4,000, leaving
about $59,000 to finish the build-
ing's interior. The church can be
used for a storm shelter.
The reconstruction project has
nearly doubled the size of the
church, which has about 20 mem-
bers. The new unfinished sanctuary
will seat about 150, she said.
"We are in desperate need of a
contractor who is licensed and can
post a performance bond required
by the loan," said Jones.
She said any interested contrac-
tor should call her at 863-494-3466
or 863-399-0015 or call the pastor,
Rev. James Marion, at 813-391-
4481.
Jones said church members are
now scattered somewhat, and many
are attending a church south of
Arcadia which makes attending
services inconvenient:
Many people following the hurri-
cane volunteered their help to
repair and enlarge the church. The
former contractor donated his ser-
vices. Materials were purchased.
The church has spent about
$130,000 on the project so far. Mrs.
Jones said she has no hard feelings
toward the previous contractor,
saying far more. value has been
accomplished on the the building
than has been spent. She said others
have judged the quality of work so
far to be excellent.
A baptistry is coming in soon,
and the septic tank installation per-
mit also expires soon, said Jones,
who is most concerned about the
loan authorization being cancelled
for lack of recent building activity.


Church member Charlie Mae Jones is in front of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Limestone.
The church was damaged by HIurriaanm in Rontember 2004 and is being enlarged.
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This photo shows part of unfinished new sanctuary that will seat
150 people.


HARDEE, HIGHLANDS, OKEECHOBEE
TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED
LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD
Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Transportation Disadvantaged
Local Coordinating Boards of Hardee, Highlands, and
Okeechobee Counties will hold public hearings during their regu-
lar board meetings as, listed. below. These public hearings are.
being conducted in ordef to obtain input on the Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinated Community Transportation System.
All interested persons are invited to attend.

Hardee County Public Hearing
February 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
Hardee County Commission Board Room
Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange Street
Wauchula

Highlands County Public Hearing
February 7,2007 at 1:30 p.m.
Highlands County Agri-Civic Center Conference Room # 3
4509 W. George Blvd.
Sebring

Okeechobee County Public Hearing
February 9,2007 at 10:00 a.m.
HRS Public Health Department Conference Room -
1728 N.W. 9th Avenue
Okeechobee

Transportation to the Public Hearings will be provided on a
first come first served basis to eligible persons who call to
make transportation reservations. To make transportation
reservations call: from Sebring 382-0139, from Avon Park
452-0139, Lake Placid 699-0995, Hardee County 773-0015,
Okeechobee County 357-9900 and from all other areas 1-800-
260-0139.

SWritten comments are welcome and will be presented as part
of the hearing and made part of the official record. Written
comments should be sent to: Marcia Staszko, Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, P. 0. Box 2089, Bartow, FL 33830.

Individuals who need accommodations such as Braille, tape,
large print or an interpreter, should call Marcia Staszko at the
Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 1-800-297-8041
or 863-534-7130 ext. 103 at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

Public Hearing Format

All persons will be given an opportunity to speak. Persons
wishing to speak will be asked to fill out a request for per-
sonal appearance form. Persons will be called to speak in
the order in which the forms are received by the
Chairperson. Assistance will be given to those who need
help filling out request forms. Each person will be given
five (5) minutes to address the board. When speaking
before the Board, each person will be asked to give their
name and the city or county in which they reside.

Board members are not required to answer specific ques-
tions, however, requests for general information may be
answered if time allows. Board members may ask ques-
tions for clarification and/or additional information.

Written comments are welcome and will be presented to the
Board as part of the hearing and made part of the official
record. Written comments should be sent to: Marcia
Staszko, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, P.O.
Box 2089, Bartow, FL 33830 1:18c
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was rebuilt in 1960.

I soon found out you can't
change the world. The best you
can do is to learn.to live withlit;:-
-Henry Miller


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Do interviews make you ner-
vous? Is it hard for you to prepare a
resume?
The Hardee County Community
and School Awareness Committee-
knows that preparing for a new job
can be overwhelming and will soon
be offering a workshop that centers
on becoming a professional em-
ployee.
Topics covered at the Profes-
sional Day workshop on employ-
ment skills will include' filling out
an application correctly, dressing
properly, getting information about
a job opening, completing a great


10 AM, Thursday, january 25

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resume and the dos and don't of
imlerviewing.
Speakers at the event will be
Jackson Mosley Sr., Davone Sir-
mans, Lisa Snelling and Veronica
Brown.
"Mosley will be covering where
to look for a job opening and the -
questions that should be asked,
Sirmans will be speaking on how to
fill out applications and resumes,
Snelling will discuss how to be pro-.
fessional at qll times and Brown
will be covering how to dress prop-
erly and what to do during an inter-
-view," -said Katrina Blandin of the'-
Community and School Awareness
Committee.
SThe workshop will be held next


Friday, Jan. 26, at the multi-pur-
pose building next to the First
Missionary Baptist Church, 1347
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, from 1- 3 p.m..
AAnyone that is interested in infor-
mation o employment is.invited to
-attend. :.Admission is free and
refreshments willibe served.
The Professional Day workshop
is a two-part program. The second
part, on Feb. 10, will be a job fair
featuring several businesses from
Hardee County, Fort Meade and
Sebring.
.For .more-information on the
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PAGE ONE


Machine Pitch Bats Off


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee girls weightlifting sends five girls to state qualifier next Wednesday. In front row (left to right) are Samantha Hagans, Nicole
Bromley and Katie Bryan; in middle row, Marvysha Morris, Adilene Macedo, Casey Johnson, Bridgette Singletary and Ariel
Singletary; in back, coach Jan Brutus, Charity Webb, Sarah Ezelle, Shanique Outley, Danielle Hines, Rebecca Quinones, Katie
Jernigan and assistant coach Morgan Norris. Hines, Ezelle, Macedo, Outley and Bridgette Singletary advance to the sectional
meet.

5 Girls Advance In Weightlifting


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five Lady Wildcat weightlifters
have qualified for regional compe-
tition.
:A senior, three juniors and a
freshman placed in the top three in
Friday's subregional competition in
Sebring.
SThe Hardee team finishes up its
regular season today (Thursday) at
the Travis Todd Invitational at
Avon Park, the team which domi-


nated the subregional, competition.
"The girls all did a great job and
I am very proud of their effort and
support of each other. These girls
had to continue working out and
stay in their weight group through-
out the holidays," commented
coach Jan Brutus.
Advancing to the state qualifier
Jan. 24 in Sarasota are the follow-
ing five girls:
Senior Danielle Hines, in the 139
division, placed second with a total


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of 230.
Junior Sarah Ezelle placed sec-
ond in the 183 group with a total of
220.
Junior Bridgette Singletary had a
total of 100 to place second in the
100 division.
Junior Adilene Macedo was third
in the 183 group with a total of 200.
Freshman Shanique Outley
placed third in the.unlimited divi-
sion with a total of 180.
Sophomore Casey Johnson and
freshman Charity Webb had per-
sonal bests at Friday's meet but fell
short of qualifying for regionals.
Competition at the Section/7
meet will be keen. Beside the Lake
Placid, LaBelle, Sebring, Avon
Park and DeSoto lifters at last-
week's meet, there are 16 other
schools who can send qualifiers to
the Jan. 24 meet. Other schools in
Class 1A, Section 7 are Bradenton
Bayshore, Tampa Berkeley Prep,
Sarasota Booker, Braden River,
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Other Hardee girls who have
practiced hard and hope to qualify
for state next year are juniors
Nicole Bromley, Katie Bryan and
Saiantha Hagans, sophs Rian
Arnold, Katie Jernigan, Marvysha
Morris,. Rebecca Quinones and
Brittany Wiggins and frosh Heather
Kouns, Amber Pilkington, Ariel
Singletary and Alicia Revell.
Elbow grease is the best polish.
-English proverb


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Dixie Youth AA, or
Machine Pitch, baseball got going
with four Saturday games.
In the opener at 9 a.m., the Lake
Branch Dairy White Sox shut down
the Elks Club Giants 8-0.
Leadoff batter Litzy Vargas was
the only twin-tally batter for the
White Sox. Joseph Crawford,
Brandon Franks, Jacquez Camp-
bell, Ryan Moore, Lawrence
Walker and Marquis Delgado each
chipped in with a run. Other White
Sox are Trevor Walker, Jessica
Bembry, Abel Villarreal and Taylor
Graham.
For the Giants, it was a slow
start. Playing for the Giants are
Jacob Rickett, Justin Herrin,
Frankie Coronado, Quinton Stone,
Ashleigh Adams, Chase Benton,
Tamara Griffis, Diana Olivar,
Lorenzo Farias, Alex Melendez and
Samuel Perez.
The 11 a.m. game was the barn-
burner of the day, with the Hardee
Fire-Rescue Yankees nipping the
Scott Hardcastle State Farm
Cardinals 2-1.
Leadoff batter Carlos Camacho
and Isaac Flores both scored in the
third inning for the Yankees. Other
Yanks are Kyle Choate, Tirease
Morris, Larrett Smith, Keith
Choate, Kaylee Barberee, Wyatt
Zieglar, Laina Durrance, Johnny
Shelton, Joshua Ward and Noah
Valletutti.
Leadoff batter Mason Block sin-
gled and came around to score on
hits by Matthew Laker, David
Hardcastle and Clayton Prestridge
for the only tally for the Cardinals.
Other Cards are Michael Kujawski,
Johnnie Brown, Elias Montoya,


Mitchell Allen, Rosie Rivers,
Elizabeth Flores and Russell
-Robarts.
The 1 p.m. match-up was an 8-0
win for the Jack See Construction
Devil Rays over the Hardee
Petroleum Rangers.
Kyle Hewett and Jhett See were
twin-tally batters for the D-Rays.
Austin Garcia, Desiree Ford,
William Derringer and Armando
Cardenas added a run apiece. Other
Devil Rays are Sarah Welch, Bill
Adams, Jose Valdiviez, Sebastian
Estrada and Clay Hawk.
Lance Bursler, Kole Robertson
and Dawson Ratliff wererstranded
on base for the Rangers. Other
Rangers are Joel Lee, Stevie
Deanda, Joel Garland, Darby Farr,
Cade Roberts, Alex Brant, Jordan
.Turner, Ivan Badillo and Erik
Rentz.
The day's finale was the lopsided
20-2 win for the Culligan Water
Conditioning Braves over the
Sunshine Foliage Marlins.
Jason Alamia Hayden Lindsey
and Dakota Altman were triple-
tally batters for the Braves, which
also had twin scores from Tanner
Carlton, Jax Ullrich, Hunter
Scranton and Cody Cumbee.
Boone Paris, Landon Albritton and
Abby Clark had solo tallies. Carol
Allison did not score.
Jessie Santoyo and Zackary
Richardson came around to score
for the Marlins, with Richardson
banging a double to get halfway
home. He, Garrett Norris, Aaron
Delatorre and Jaylon Ramirez were
also stranded on the basepaths.
Other Marlins are Gabrielle Allen,
Will Roberts, Zachariah Macias,
Catalina Longoria, Destinee
Jackson-Pace, Daniel Sambrano
and Juan Medina.


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-Hardee


Living


SURPRISE MEETING


TWO BLUES, THREE PINKS


Elissa


COURTESY PHOTO
Janet Clark (left) and Mary Lois Crawley are shown here as they
meet for the first time after corresponding since the late 1940s.
Clark is from England, and has been Crawley's penpal since ele-
mentary school. They met in person at Crawley's home in Fort
Green.




Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVERYWHERE!
Where there are difficulties, there are opportunities. Take art, for
instance. There is the danger that an aspiring young artist will become
puffed up by praise and pursue a career just to flatter his ego.
Same thing with writing. Same thing with music. How many talented
musicians have started out idealistically, then discovered they could make a
lot of money. Pretty soon, their music is only loud and lifeless.
There are dangers, to be sure.
But let's look at the opportunities. A musician can strum a guitar in the
sad hopelessness of a nursing home and sing words of encouragement and
good cheer.
I once knew a retired fellow whose only talent, it seems, was to push a
wheelchair. But he did this with great enthusiasm every morning at a large
nursing home. Patients who couldn't walk and were bedridden waited their
turn to enjoy a "taxi" ride down the long corridors to the last door and back.
I know another fellow who lugs a big drawing board and easel into state
prisons. While prisoners listen to his story, they watch him sketch a picture
to illustrate Bible truth.
Everyone has a special ability that he can offer up to the God who doles
out such gifts. And with the ability will be opportunities to use it;- for
others and to please the Father.
Let's be givers, not just takers!


Elizabeth


Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tubbs, Zolfo
Springs, a six pound eight ounce
son, Gavin Bryce, born Dec. 19,
2006, Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, Lakeland. Mrs. Tubbs is the
former Kathy Whidden. Maternal
grandparents are Steve and Kathy
Christmas of Zolfo Springs and
Joel and Elva Whidden of
Wauchula. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Natalie Whidden of
Wauchula and the late Dewey
Whidden. Paternal grandparents
are Belle Tubbs of Wauchula and
the late Billy Tubbs, and Norma
Henry of Alabama.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Fenton, an
eight pound eight ounce son,
Gabriel Cole, born Jan. 5, 2007,
DeSoto Memorial Hospital,
Arcadia. Mrs. Fenton is the former
Samantha Blum. Maternal grand-
parents are Albert and JoAnn Blum.
of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents
are Maurice and Suzanne Fenton of
Parrish.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Those of us who arrived early at the Catheryn McDonald Senioi'
Center in Wauchula last Thursday evening were given a special treat! We
caught the 3-Note band in a rehearsal that turned into a "hot jam" session!
This mood of the band and the dancers never let up for the remainder'
of the evening's events. A fine variety of dance numbers was played for us;'
starting off with the Dixie jazz number "The Sheik of A-Re-Bi"; "Millionri
Dollar Baby-in a 5 and 10 cent Store"; "Nobody's Sweetheart Now"; "The'
Waltz You Saved For Me"; "Dream"; and country western star artist Eddie.
Arnold's hit number, "Anytime."
Then it was beautiful love ballads in remembrance of Perry Como, and&,
others that included "Hold-me"; "I'm Confessin That I Love You"; and
"Love-Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.
At the intermission during a trip to the scrumptious snack bar, our host-
ess Darlene Henry gave the audience some cute "one liners" that had us
rolling with laughter. The evening's door prize was won by Darlene Thibert
from the Oasis RV Park in Zolfo Springs. After the intermission Art and
Fran provided us with some beautiful line dancing. The mystery song of the
evening was an oldie entitled "What Became of Sally?"
The band then concluded the evening's events with the numbers
"Waltz of the Bells"; "The Rose of my Heart"; and "Now is the Hour."
Our next gathering at the center is tonight (Thursday), come sing and'
dance with us. Meet new friends! It's lots of fun, and wholesome entertains(
ment! Dancing, singing, and friendships helps to provide good health fort
all. Thanks again goes to all the staff at the Center for their fine hospitality..
in making their facility available for our use. Good fortune to all!
P.S. Our dear friends Bill and Judy from Pioneer Park had to return to_
Canada early this year. We pray that things go well for them, and hope to
see them again soon.


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Elaney
Shannon Stewart and Melissa Todd
of Bowling Green, triplets born
Dec. 26, 2006. Elaney Lee weighed
2 pounds five ounces; Elizabeth
Claire was 2 pounds three ounces;
and Elissa Marie weighed two
pounds eight ounces. The girls
were born at Florida Hospital-
Heartland. Maternal grandparents
are Johnny and Cindy Todd of
Bowling Green. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Wendell and Donna
Stewart of Bowling Green.


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owl', STATEMENT OF FAITH


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President







KEN OSBORNE
Music Evangelist and
Southern Gospel
Music Artist


DR. J. ELDON NEIHOF, SR.
President Emeritus of the
Kentucky Mountain Holiness
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Breakfast 8:00 A.M.
Bible Study 10:30 A.M.
Lunch 12:00 Noon
Supper 5:30 P.M.
Prayer 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.


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In the salvation of the human soul, including the
new birth, and in a subsequent work of God in the
soul, a crisis wrought by faith, where by the heart
is cleansed from all sin and filled with the Holy
Spirit. This gracious experience is retained by
faith as expressed in a constant obedience to God's
revealed will, thus giving us perfect cleansing
moment by moment, (1 John 1: 7-9). We stand for
the Wesleyan position.
For further information contact:
Claudeene Herron, Secretary
3297 CR 664
Bowling Green, FL 33834
863-245-1753
Ron Herron, Treasurer
P.O. Box 694
Wauchula, FL 33873
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All women of the community are
invited to come to the ninth annual.
Ladies Night of Inspiration coming
up.
Reservations need to be in by
rjoon Jan. 22 for the space-limited
Jhn. 25 event. The cost of $12
includes the dinner at 6 p.m., fol-
lwed by special music featuring
Ieslie Conerly Loughlin.
LInspirational speaker and author
Sandra P. Aldrich will conclude the
evening.
Aldrich, a Kentucky native, is
president of Bold Words Inc. She
regularly speaks on joyful living,
marriage and family issues, grief,
single parenting and communica-
tion within the home and work-
place, stressing the importance of
solid relationships with God, fami-


Orange Blossom Pregnancy Care
Centers Inc, which has a Wauchula
office, is hosting a Sanctity of
Human Life Open House and
Rededication Service on Sunday
from 2 to 3:45 p.m. at its Avon Park
Center.
The Center offers a variety of
services to help women and fami-
lies in Hardee, Highlands and
southern Polk counties with their
rsonal, medical, financial, educa-
t nal and practical needs.
'The open house Sunday is from 2
t- 3 p.m. and the rededication ser-
vie from 3 to 3:30 p.m., during
v#ich presentations will me made
t& groups who made special sup-
port efforts in 2006.
The Avon Park Center, at 1200
W. Avon Blvd., Suite, is next to
the former site of the Walker
Memorial Hospital, about one and


The Hardee County Players Inc.
will be presenting a Variety Show
at the end of;his m'onih
Showtimes are Friday and
Saturday, Jan. 26-27, at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m..in
the Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St. in
Wauchula.
Performances will include
dancers from Tip Toes Dance
Studio, Hardee's own "Elvis
Presley," a vaudeville act, a few
skits, a tribute to the men and
women in the military, and a bar-
bershop quartet.
Admission is $10 or $5 for chil-
dren 12 and under. Tickets can be


ly, friends and self.
After her husband's death, she
raised a 10-year-old son and an
eight-year-old daughter. She holds
a master's degree from Eastern
Michigan University and "a Ph.D
from the School of Hard Knocks,"
including public school teaching,
grief counseling and Christian pub-
lishing.
For the Jan. 25 program, her pro-
gram, entitled "Bless Your Socks
Off," will be on using encouraging
words which have the power to life
spirits, soothe emotions, restore
relationships and change lives. She
provides illustrations and practical
suggestions for those who need
encouragement, or want to give it.
To make your reservation, con-
tact the church at 1570 W. Main
St., Wauchula, or call 773-4182.


one-half miles north of the Stryker
Road and U.S. 17 intersection. The
center is in the former Larson
Medical Center.
At the Wauchula center, 421 S.
10th Ave., next door to Southside
Baptist Church, appointments can
be scheduled on Mondays from
5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or on
Tuesday's from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
by calling 767-0307.
Free and .confidential services
include pregnancy tests: pregnancy
education; referrals for medical and
financial assistance, legal counsel
and adoption placement; maternity
and baby clothes, baby furniture
and supplies; and referrals for food.
The centers are staffed by trained
volunteers without regard to mari-
tal status, age, race or religion.
For more information, call the
Avon Park center at 863-453-0307.


purchased in advance at the
Chamber of Commerce, which is
located in the lobby offices of the
Historic Wauchula City Hall. Hours
are 9 to 5 Mondays through Fridays
(closed for lunch). Tickets also will
be available at the door starting one
hour before showtime.
All seating in the 400-seat venue
is general admission. Parking is
across the street in the Wauchula
Post Office lot or behind the audi-
torium. For reservations for groups
of 25 or more, or for any other
information, contact the Players at
767-1220 or visit their new Web
site at www.hardeecountyplay-
ers.com.


First Baptist Plans


Ladies Night Out


January 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Fort Green
News
By Amy Davis Brown
781-1321 ftgreen4@strato.net

The Gulf State Quartet will be
hosting its annual Homecoming
concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fort
Green Baptist Church. They will be
joined by various other Southern
gospel groups.
Come early and come hungry
because the high school youth of
the church will be serving up pork
dinners in the fellowship hall. On
the menu is pork, sweet potatoes,
baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, tea and
dessert. Carry-out will be at 4 p.m.
with dine-in at 5 p.m. All proceeds
from the dinner will help with the
costs of their summer youth retreat.
Happy birthday to Chrysta
Chancey, Nicole Franks, K'Lyn
Simpson and Holly Brown. They
are all celebrating this month.
Happy anniversary to Bim and
Grace Davis. Best wishes for many
more.
The Home Builders program is
under way and married couples of
all ages are encouraged to attend.
The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m.,
with the next meeting being at the
home of Johnmark and Amy Brown
on Monday, Jan. 22. Following that
will be Monday, Jan. 29, at Brett
and Cheryl Pierstorff's and will
conclude Friday, Feb. 2, at the
home of Nathan and Michele
Carpenter.
Norma Alejandro and Randy
Davis have both recently underwent
surgeries and are now at home recu-
perating. They are thankful for their
many visitors, cards and phone
calls.








NICOLE R. CHURCH
Army National Guard Pvt.
Nicole R. Church has graduated
from basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
The daughter of Gary Allen of
Marina, Calif., and Dottie Allen of
Wauchula, she is a 2006 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, and tradition and
core values. Physical fitness and
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The Oasis RV News musicians playing
that sat around rel
By Inez McFalls ing the music and
plenty of shade to
How do you like this weather? It nice number. There were 35 play- five people who
has brought us "out and about." ing bingo on Jan. 4. Mark Herman were Ben Bohne
This year is so busy we have to pick won the jackpot and Dolly Hartigan Fred Marsh, Lloy
and choose among the activities, the 50/50. No one made a bingo on Walton. Merchant
There are so many new faces in the jar number, maybe next time. received by Dav
addition to those who have been Merchant certificates went to Sauligne, Bill Lc
here previously. It gives us all a Florence Nadeau, Ralph Pavey, Sue Verneersch, Pat Li
chance to make new friends. Ellison, Jane Mellem and Shirley
More and more people are enjoy- Johnson. ICE CREAN
ing our exercise class twice a week. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, there were Our Ice Cream
We had 12 on Tuesday, Jan. 9. 33 bingo players. This time the week late on Monc
come.and join us for the fun. It is jackpot was split three ways, the New Year's ho
good to see Sally and Jim Hatfield between Sally Hatfield, Sue Ellison 63 people enjoyii
again.. We need to join our friends and Anita Albert. Sally Hatfield cream. We have e
and all wear red on Fridays in sup- also won the 50/50. The jar contin- rating their birtl
port of our troops. They appreciate ues to grow. Merchant certificates month of January.
it. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone went to Ron Buckholder, Flo CeCe Ann Wag
in the United States would wear red Nadeau, Larry Reid, Dolly DeWitt, Thelma I
on Friday. What a morale boost Hartigan and Mary Lou Katzur. Kruys, me and Jar
that would be for our service men
and women! Remember these peo- MUSIC GA1M
ple are standing up for you to pre- Our Music Jam this week was Shuffleboard co
serve your freedom. held over by the Marshes' site on Friday and Tue
Sunday, Jan. 7, due to refurbishing Jan. 5, Ray Thiebe
BINGO of the front porch and heat. What a the winners. On
Our bingo group has grown to a nice group we had. There were 16 Stan and I were th
are a lot more pec
and the fun grow
bers.
Horseshoes prc
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Gary. Harold had
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" next time.
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: Pat Bohnett were
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May God Bles
COURTESY PHOTO healthy and happy
Many of our residents share a love of shuffleboard. .. Inez.




Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

PRAYERS NEEDED Birthday was Gordon Lauver room if you can
We need to keep all our Wagon and Bertha Johnson. There was no er. Don't forget
Wheel friends in prayer as God anniversary. The 50/50 was won by post next time
knows who they are. Please keep Patsy Siemen and the gift certifi- together for a fu
the families of Dave Dobberstein, cates were won by Gordon Lauver, The next shuffler
Rita Donnelly and Jean Alexander Cloyce Swisher, Doug Culp, Bob be this Friday at
in your prayers for .the loss of a' Bell, Jean Alexander, Ruth can come and hav
family member. Keep Mike and Brunger, Rita Dornelly, Marge have to know hov
Marie Condra in your prayers as Page, Gerri Geraci, Lynette
they are traveling home. We need to Yurovich, Wanda May, James PROGRES
pray for Marilyn Castile to see her Hartley, Ben Bates, Wayne Bonner, We had fun pl
through her problems of sickness. Deane Hammond, John Veldhuizer, we had six table
and Barbara Gersema were the was Ward Verm
COFFEE KLATCH lucky ones this week. Broadworth with
There are many new people at the low man was
coffee hour this week. They are THINGS GOING ON IN PARK 45 points. The
David Dobberstein and grandson Don't forget that the Snow Birds Marge Luff with
Josh Vander Kooi, Rita Donnelly, play every Wednesday and ner up was Kathy
Marty and Leroy Love, Eddie and Saturday nights and Wayne & the points and the
Deane Hammond, and Marge Page Pilgrims play every Friday night. Eunice Franks w
have just come back for this year. Every Monday is process euchre, most loners wo
New ones in the park that were at and Tuesday and Wednesday nights Whitman with f(
coffee were Francis Tessier, David there is bingo at the red barn at 7
Murrhy, Wesley and Bertha p.m. If you like bid euchre, it is BID E
Johnson, Lee and Mae Scriba, played in the day room at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, we h
Garrie and Pat Carter, Ted and Ann every Tuesday and Thursday. Po-ko high man was C
Wicheri, Ruth and Bud Harris, Bob is every Wednesday and Friday 209 points and l
and Doris Ferguson Jancie and nights in the day room at 6 p.m. Bell with 45
Alren Page and Betty and Smoak There are crafts daily in the day woman was Sh:
Cromer are first timers here and we room at 1 p.m. In addition, cards 197 points and ti
want to welcome you. anytime day or night in the day Edna Broadwor
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Luff with 211 I
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points. Marge L
moon shot each.

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The winners
naments were: f
and Don Dobbe
place went to L
Wally Prince. T
park tournament
a cookout for
members today
time.
Learning is n
chance, it mu
with ardor and
diligence.


for the 104 of us
axing and enjoy-
fellowship with
keep us cool. The
won the 50/50
tt, Bill Borders,
d Clark and Jim
certificates were
e Anderson, Ed
,ckwood, Myma
ebl.
M SOCIAL
Social was held a
lay, Jan. 8, due to
liday. There were
ng cake and ice
ight people cele-
hday during the
Our bakers were
ggoner, Winnie
.eBright, Shirley
is Johnston.

IES
contests were held
esday. On Friday,
1rt and Stan were
Tuesday, Jan. 9,
.e winners. There
)ple playing now
s with the num-

ovides a lot of
n Jan. 5, George
iligne took 3-out-
Harold Lake and
been on a roll but
day. Better luck

d on Monday and
in. 8, five people
hirley Hyde and
high players. On
e again five of us
This time Mary
e high player. On
bur of us played
e games were
atfield won two
:he other one.
s and keep you
until next time


;et a group togeth-
the red hats will
and day we get
n day in the park.
board fun day will
10 p.m.; everyone
re fun as you don't
w to play.

S EUCHRE
laying euchre and
es. The high man
lulen and Walter
S63 points each,
Glenn Berry with
high woman was
76 points, the run-
y Vermulen with 71
low woman was
with 45 points. The
as won by Mary
our.

;UCHRE
had four tables. The
Cecil Banister with
ow man was Roger
points. The high
irley Swisher with
he low woman was
th with 66 points.
nen that had a moon
'self and Shirley

e had four tables.
the men was Ceil
.27 points, and the
irl Bodary with 130
woman was Marge
points and the low
n Tessier with 114
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COURTESY PHOTO
Crystal Lake Red Hatters gather at their Progressive Dinner.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

It is great to see everyone back morning were from Sky-Pac and
and most of the vacant trailers and State Farm.
lots filled. Hopefully, now all our On Jan. 19 before bingo, there
activities will have lots of partici- will be a ham and bean supper from
pants. 4 to 6. The 50/50 winners were Bob
and Jean Beshel (twice), Jerry and
KOFFEE KLATCH Judy McBride and Charlie and Kay
Barb and Jerry Koehne and Liz McKnight.
and Bob Webber were the hosts on
Jan. 10. Bill R. Johnson led the BINGO
U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker led the On Jan. 5, Elaine Leverone and
Canadian Pledge and Don Merillat Cindy Johnson split the paper spe-
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paper special by herself.

DANCES
There will be a line dance on Jan.
20 and a regular dance o .n. 27.

SCORES
Bowling Jan. 3: first, Fearless
Four; second, Barb's Bombers; and
third, Mywin.
Men' Golf Jan. 4: A's Jack
Jacobs; B's Charlie McKnight; C's
B. Kavanaugh; and the D's a toe
between Arlie Wooters and Jerry
McBride.
Ladies Golf Jan. 4: first, Barb
Newman; second, Charlene Baker;
and third, Marilyn Funkhouser.
Shuffling Jan. 4: Avion Palms
visited us. The Crystal Lake ladies
and men both won 10 out of 18
games.
Mixed Golf Jan. 8: A, B, C, D
with handicap A's Jack Jacobs;
B's John Jackson, C's Dick Barker;
and D's Bill T. Johnson.
Shuffling Jan. 9: three-game
winners were Dale Baker, Ray
Baker, Bob Beshel, Bob Bundy,
Bernice English, Dave English, Bill
Johnson, Don Merillate, Sharon
Potter and Myrna Wilday.

CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the greeter
for the 105 residents that attended
church service on Jan. 7. The
choir's special number was "In
Remembrance of Me," accompa-
nied by pianist Carol Merillat and
directed by Nancy Morrison. Rev.
Don Merillat gave the Offertory
Prayer. Lowell Gordon and Bob
Widlay were the ushers for the
offering. The pianist used the hymn
"Trust and Obey" as the offering
was taken. Deut. 10:12-13 was the
Scripture for Rev. Winne's ermon
titled "The Fear of the Lord."
Following the sermon, the sacra-
ment of Holy Communion was
observed. Communion ushers were
Gary Householder, Jerry McBride,
Zane Heffner and Pete Van Veen.
Communion stewards were
Charlotte and Gary Householder
and Jerry McBride. The service
closing with the singing of
"Alleluia."

PRAYERS
Donna Princing is in the hospital
as she had back surgery. Bob Jones
is homein Indiana and waiting to
see a lung specialist. He is feeling a
little better. I am sure both would
enjoy receiving cards. Ev McNeil
will have surgery Jan. 18 in Ontario
and Linda Lockett also will have
surgery Jan. 19 in Ontario.
Don't forget to wear red on
Friday's'to auppori our troops.


'Cats Split District Hoops


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Tuesday night win over
Sebring and Friday night loss to
DeSoto kept Hardee in the middle
of the district pack.
The Wildcats do ~ated the
Sebring Blue Streaks, out had a
tough time with the helter-skelter
pace of the DeSoto Bulldogs.
DeSoto leads the district with its 7-
0 record.
Hardee lost to Braden River in a
game before the football season
had ended. The 'Cats have also lost
to DeSoto twice and to Sarasota
Booker. They have beaten Sebring
twice, plus Avon Park, Palmetto
and Braden River.
This week, Hardee played at
Avon Park on Tuesday evening and
journeys to Eagle Lake tomorrow
(Friday) to face the Lake Region
Thunder. There is a Jan. 23 visit to
Palmetto and a visit from Booker
on Jan. 26 to finish the district
streak. In the final week of play,
there should be games against
Lakeland and at Lake Placid.
The Class 4A-District 10 tourna-
ment is Feb. 5-10 at Hardee.
Sebring jumped in front 15-12
after the first period in last
Tuesday's game in its gym. Both
teams scored 10 points in the
defensive second quarter, so it was
a 25-22 advantage for the Blue
Streaks at halftime.
"They out-rebounded and out-
hustled us in the first half. We were
lucky to be only three down at half-
time. We challenged our guys at
halftime to do those little things, be
responsible and take control. They
did by midway through the third
period and held on throughout the
fourth and made their free throws
down the stretch to get it done,"
said Wildcat head coach Vance
Dickey.
Kyle Hoffner paced Sebring with
16 points, with no other Blue
Streak with more than nine points.
The Wildcats countered with 18
points by Mark St. Fort, 17 by
Jermaine King and. 13 by Arnold
Louis, despite each ending with
four fouls. Weston Palmer had
eight points and Olnel Virgile two.
Together the quintet hit 12 of 21
foul shots in the fourth quarter, and
18 of 34 for the game as Sebring
committed 26 fouls and Hardee had
21.
On Friday night, Hardee came
home to face the top-seeded
Bulldogs which feature three Shine
brothers, senior Sheldon, junior
Shay and freshman Darion. The


two older Shine boys, seniors Lee
Camel and Tyre Thomas and
sophomore Greg Summers lead the
energetic squad.
It was nearly two full minutes
before either team could get the
ball in the hoop. There were steals
and turnovers galore until Thomas
got the first points of the game.
Once that happened, Lady
Momentum stayed with the
Bulldogs, which took a 17-5 first
quarter advantage. That 12-point
advantage hung pretty true for the
rest of the game, which ended with
DeSoto winning 68-58.
Despite Hardee efforts, DeSoto
had a 31-18 edge at halftime.
Hardee started to climb back into
the game in the second half as the
Bulldog fouls began to mount. A
15-point lead at the end of the third
period gradually was cut to six by
the midway point of the fourth peri-
od.
With DeSoto leading 56-50 after
a pair of treys by Palmer, Hardee
had the partisan crowd behind it
and looking to cut the advantage
further, when St. Fort was forced to
the bench by his fifth foul.
Without the 6-6 St. Fort in the
middle and 6-6 Louis also on the
verge of sitting down, DeSoto had
its way, breaking back up to a 13-
point lead 65-52. The Wildcats
wouldn't quit, with Palmer hitting
back-to-back three-pointers to cut it
to 68-58 before time ran out.
"There's a reason DeSoto is
number one in the district. They are
good at some things, get out and
run and dictate the pace of the
game. We finally turned it up a
notch in the third quarter. We had-
n't rotated well within them in the
first period and that always left
some one open for a shot. It's hard


to come back on them once you get
down," commented Dickey.
Shay Shine topped his team with
17 points, while Sheldon Shine and
Greg Summers each had 13,
Thomas nine and Camel eight
points.
For the Wildcats, St. Fort was
high man with 16 points before
fouling out. Palmer added 14,
Louis and King each 12 and Virgile
four points.
The JV Wildcats came up on the
short end in both games last week.
They fell behind early at
Sebring, had a good third period
and dropped back again in the
fourth period to lose 66-46. Blue
Streak high scorers had 17 and 16
points.
For Hardee, Ladarius Pace had
13 points. Esayi Youoyoute added
10, Antjuan Jones nine, Ray
DeAnda six, Tyler Alden four, and
Nolan Neuhauser and Luke Juarez
each two points. Charles Allen,
Ryan Blair, Nathan Tomlinson and
Skylar Alden did not score in their
time on the court.
It was a similar story on Friday
night at home against the junior
Bulldogs of DeSoto, which took an
18-4 first-quarter lead and never
came close to losing it. It didn't
help that DeSoto only had nine
fouls for the game, while Hardee
was tagged with 18.
Alex Edelman topped DeSoto
woth 16 points, Tony Jones added
14 and Jakeem Gant 13.
For Hardee, Jones had 11 points,
Juarez and Pace each 10, Allen,
Tyler Alden, Tomlinson and
Deanda each two and Skylar Alden
one-of-two at the charity stripe.
Neuhauser and Blair added to the
floor game.


Sink The Winner!
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AMBER
REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
ELEGANCE AND CHARM describe this 3 B/2Bth
plus study home located in Briarwood Estates; lovely
master suite with sunken tub, his and her's closets;
spectacular kitchen; formal areas; beautiful arched
doorways; tile and carpet floors; extra storage
throughout; this is your dream home! $310,000
COZY COTTAGE perfect for singles! 1B/1Bth
located in very convenient area; lot is approx. one acre
and fenced; new stove, water heater and roof! $69,500
NEW ON MARKET! 4B/2Bth, new A/C and roof,
remodeled kitchen, walk-in closet in master; fenced
back yard and 14x20 storage on concrete foundation.
$133,000
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
frontage and excellent location. $125,000
JUST RIGHT FOR BUILDING! 5 secluded acres;
some citrus trees; this tract would make a nice place
for mobile home or house. $125,000
THE PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$140,000
NEW LISTING! 10 acres with paved road frontage,
located in eastern Hardee Co.; 4" well. $16,500 per
acre
GOLF COURSE SETTING! This home has it all -
3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings with upgraded
light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant master bath,
bonus room with built-in cabinets and sink, lovely
landscaping. $299,500
PRICE REDUCED! PERFECT FOR WINTER VISI-
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch,
SW Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
LOOK NO FURTHER! This C/B home has 2B/1Bth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$82,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
oaks plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36;
located in secluded area. $200,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new car-
pet and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard,
convenient location close to schools and shopping.
$155,000

SERVICE YOU (
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
= ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCKL781-1226
oppomrun ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


5550 FORD TRACTOR (diesel)
loader-backhoe with bucket & fork on
front end lift, $9500. 735-1372.
1:18-25p
HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
12:28-1:25p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc

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 sts $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.
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Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Carol Jackson


PLENTY OF ROOM for children to play in this
3B/1Bth home ; well maintained, desirable area; new
flooring, H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at
$155,000


NEVER NEEDS PAINTING! Built of Ocala L
this 2B/1Bth home is situated on approx. 1 acre
mature oaks; new roof and A/C; great curl
$175,000


2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT, low miles,
cold AC, very good shape, great gas
mileage, $2,550 OBO. 863-773-6214.
1:18p
1998 GMC 1500 Savana Explorer
Limited Edition full size van, 98,000
miles, $5,500 OBO. 863-328-0346/767-
0249. 1:18p
2000 SUZUKI MARAUDER 800 motor-
cycle, recent new tires, Corbin seat,
forward controls, leather saddlebags,
red. Asking $3,400 OBO. Call 773-
2480 or 781-2192. 1:11-18p
When we ask advice we are usu-
ally looking for an accomplice.

DeSoto County
Properties
8 acres, 4 miles east of
Arcadia on Paved Road,
$139,900 owner financing
80 acres, Brownville Area Will
Rezone, $20,000 per acre
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damage. Located in the coun-
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Work needed on property.
Good farm land or residential.
Will sacrifice at $100,0000
due to father's death.
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NIENCE OF TOWN! 3B/2Bth home; located on 5 acres
just outside of town in desirable area plus handyman's
24x36 concrete workshop.
15 secluded acres, perfect for house site or investment;
scattered oaks, fenced pasture. $10,000 per acre
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-made
lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pasture; prop-
erty has been divided into 5 and 10 acre tracts; two 2"
wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre tracts $16,000
per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per acre
TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE! A total of 15 Acres,
fenced with 3B/1Bth C/B house, or house and 5 acres
barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on a paved
county road. Call today and make an appointment to
see. $400,000
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Two houses located on
this Highway 64 road frontage property; one has
4B/1Bth the other has 2B/1Bth; property could be used
as rentals or store fronts; located in Ona, zoned C-2.
$175,000
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land; nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $149,850
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! 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. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.


CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A. Current Florida license required. B, C, Weekends &
PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s. Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, supervi-
sion of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are imple-
mentation of behavior plans, documentation, showering, feed-
ing, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS,
BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician. Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
HES Admin Asst. Knowledge of Windows, Word,
WordPerfect & Excel programs preferred. Experience as a med-
ical secretary or medical office mgr. Must be able to prioritize &
coordinate multiple tasks.
Management
Residential Shift Supervisor. Weekend and C Shift positions
on the Intensive Campus are available. Qualifications are
C.N.A. or E.M.T. or Paramedic with 5 yrs experience and super-
visory experience required. BS or BA in health related field with
supervisory experience is preferred.
Residential Shift Supervisor. Weekend and Rotating shifts
available. BS/BA in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervi-
sory exp. req'd.
Professional
RN. Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current'
License, assessment skills & dependability a must.
Program Case Manager. For a new 27-bed community re-
entry program. Supervision of VOC Rehab program, mainte-
nance, dietary & housekeeping staff. BS in Voc Rehab and/or
CVE certification. COTA or ALF Administrator License is
acceptable.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
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COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN and
helpers. Local, long-term work.
Excellent starting pay. 941-232-2122.
1:11-18p
HELP WANTED: PART-TIME with retail
merchandiser, large greeting card
company is seeking merchandiser for
local Wauchula area, 10-15 daytime
hours/week, $7.50/hour. Call 1-800-
373-3636, voice mail 92610. 1:11-18p


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NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER
REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE
Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes,
notice is hereby given to the following persons)
to show cause why they should not be disqualified
as a registered voter:

Timothy Lee Murphy
411 Melendy St.
Wauchula, FL 33873

The above individual is notified to show cause why
his/her name should not be removed from the voter
registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days
will result in a determination of ineligibility by the
Supervisor and removal of your name from the
statewide voter registration system. For further
information and instruction, contact the
Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061
within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County

La NOTA DE VOTANTE
INVALIDO La MATRICULA
Y la NOTA para
MOSTRAR la CAUSA
Segun Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida,
la nota por la present es dada a la persona (s)
siguiente para mostrar la causa por qu6 ellos no
deben ser descalificados como un votante registrado:

Timothy Lee Murphy
411 Melendy St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
El encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la
causa por qu6 su nombre no se debe quitar de los
rollos de matricula de votante. El fracaso para
responder dentro de 30 dias tendr6 como resultado
una determinaci6n de ineligibility por el Supervisor y
la eliminaci6n de su nombre del sistema a todo el
estado de matricula de votante. Para la informaci6n y
la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al Supervisor de
Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 dias de la
publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado
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FULL TIME HELP WANTED General
laborers. Some experience in home
maintenance preferred. Call Jim at
863-781-7458. 1:18p
BETSY ROSS DINER (old Rooster's)
now hiring all positions including
experienced cook. Apply in person at
825 SR 66 E., Zolfo Springs. Call first
863-735-0519 ask for Kay. 1:11-18c
ASSISTANT MANAGER NEEDED. Full
time, able to work weekends, non-
smoker, office and computer skills a
must. Apply at Crystal Lake Village,
237 Maxwell Drive, 773-3582. 1:4-18p


WANTED CLASS A 'Dump drivers,
full/part time, local, good pay. 863-
464-0917. 12:28-1:25p
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to PO. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc
The ideal of calm exists in a sit-
ting cat.


VOCA of Florida
Direct Support Staff position available with adult day
training program in Wauchula. High School Diploma or
GED and valid drivers license (in good standing). Local
law enforcement background completed. Must have at
least 2 years experience working with the
developmentally disabled. If interested please apply in
person at 114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, FL.
E.O.E. M/FV/D
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HELP WANTED
JOB OPENING
$22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for a full time Communications Officer. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equiv-
alent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work
shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If other
arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.
EOE
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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN
MIGRANT ASSOCIATION

The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.

RCMA seeks highly motivated Seasonal Educator or
Retired Teacher who possesses a BA in Education or
Early Childhood Education. Bilingual in
English/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent ben-
efit package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.

Send resume to: Sharon Fox at 241 S. Orange, Arcadia,
FL 34266 or email: Sharon@rcma.org

Deadline: January 23, 2007
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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


BRIARWOOD LOT! $45,000
NEW LISTING!
Build your dream house. 10- beautiful acres for only $150,000.
*
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
10 beautiful acres of recreational property. Perfect for a small hunting
retreat! Creek runs through the back of the property. $70,000.
20 ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
deep well with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21,000 per acre.
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
21 beautiful wooded acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset also included. Asking only $416,000!
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
ONLY ONE 1 Acre tract REMAINING in a new development area.
Deed restricted. Reduced to $28,500.
4.8 Acres. Beautiful homesite close to town. Good elevation.
Deed restricted. Now only $91,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite.
Large oak tree on property with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
*
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
BACK ON THE MARKET!
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile.
Soon to be annexed, rezoned to single family with Developers Agreement.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
442.6 acres in Polk County. Grove, woods and pasture.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
*
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. E & M sold for $1.75/lb, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.


Ben Gibson
S Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
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START YOUR NEW YEAR off in a
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfview, $134,900.
Carol's Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941)
627-2769. 1:4tfc
417 N 9TH AVE. 5 BR / 2 B. Carol's
Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-
2769. 1:4tfc
HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:1 8p


HARDEE COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:18p


HOGS FOR SALE. 778-6273. 1:18-25c


55 GALLON saltwater fish tank with
stand, lights, filter system, numerous
fish & live coral & rock, $450 or best
offer. Call 781-0057. 1:18p
USED GLASS wind out windows
w/screens. 3-30" wide x 52"; 3-24"
wide x52"; 2-26" wide x 30"; 1-14"
wide x 39", $50.863-375-3625. 1:18p
WELLINGTON ANTIQUE upright
piano, mahogany finish, lovely sound,
$400.781-2600. 1:18p
22 CHURCH PEWS (12) 15' long, (10)
10' long, beautiful blonde wood. 773-
0637. 1:18p


LABORERS NEEDED
Our company is taking applications for
plant laborers. Must be able to lift 50
lbs. and work 40 hours. Overtime as
needed.

Apply @ Florida Fertilizer Co., Inc.
We are a Drug-Free Workplace. c :ieC


Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jesse Sambrano

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li-, ,I- I 'Think Victorian when you look at this
charming-2 story home 4BR/2.5BA with 2
car garage 3,404 sq. ft. total. On 120x140 corner lot located on the
western edge of Wauchula. Reduced to $235,000
Great Country Living and Room Ready to Move In!-Brand new
to Spare--Enjoy the convenience Doublewide Mobile Home-Take a
of a 4 bedroom 3 full bath beauti-
fully maintained C/B home, locat- look at this spacious 4BR/2BA
ed east of Fort Green Springs on located on a corner lot. Close to
1.38() acre parcel. Call for your schools and shopping. Enjoy the
appointment today to view this
o tandint home. MoLS 191061 comfort of a new home with cen-
$249,000 tral air and heat plus new appli-
Good Starter Home!-2BR/1BA ances. Asking $115,000 MLS
Home. Conveniently located close 189017
to schools and shopping centers. Ft. Meade Special-1/3 mile from
Perfect home if planning to retire
or just starting a family. MLS Lake Hendry 4BR/2BA, 1,892 sq.
189615 $125,000 ft. living includes in-ground pool,
Ready to Move In!-2004 sheds, and fence on 2.5 Acres.
Beautiful CB home with 3BR/2BA Asking $199,000 MLS 183867
in a great location. Includes stoves, REDUCED-$115,000 for this
refrigerator, dishwasher, and 3BR/2BA M.H. with 2 car carport,
many extras. Just needs owners.
Call for details. price is $160,000 approximately 2,400- sq. ft. plen-
MLS 190478 ty of out buildings on 1 acre MLS
Beautiful Home with Acreage- 187656
3BR/2BA CB home with approxi- Nice Clean Vacant Lot-Located
mately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area on the South Side of Bowling
and a 2 car garage. Located just Green just out of City Limits. The
west of Wauchula on 10 acres.
new roof, new insulation, new lot has 180 front and 150 d
stucco and fresh paint. Look at it fronting Chester Ave. Lot zoned as
today. Offered at $449,900 MLS C-1. Listed Price $62,000
179381
** Whether you're buying or selling. The professionals at Flores
& Flores, Inc. will be happy to assist you. Let one of our associ-
ates help make your Real Estate dreams come true.**

*All of our properties are on our website at www.ftoresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
S O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
0J Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
OPPORTUNIT After hours 863-773-2840
Noey Adam Flores 863 781-4585 John Freeman (863) 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863)559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
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SURVEY RODMAN will train. Valid dri-
vers license & transportation. 781-
0047 leave message. 1:18p
ONE PERSON OFFICE answer
phones, schedule appointments, gen-
eral office assignments. Computer
skills required. Medical background
preferred. Health & dental insurance
available. M-F. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Fax
resume to 863-767-1880. 1:18-2:15c


HOUSE FOR SALE
A MUST SEE!
3BR, 2B, CB. Wonderful location,
terrific amenities, LARGE FENCED YARD

Call today for appointment

863-781-2600
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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
Beautiful Pasture 40 acre lush pasture 9 miles east of town.
$12,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $139,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
er! $324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins.
Fine producer with creekfront $625,000. Call David @
863-557-0082.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND
863-781-0384 (cell)
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WE BUY GOOD used mobile homes,
singlewides & doublewides. Grace
Mobile Home Park. 863-375-3500.
12:21-1:18p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
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36' FLEETWOOD, $500. (863) 245-
6272. 1:18p
1991 14X70 REDMON home, $6,000.
781-7198. Good condition. 1:18p
35' TRAILER, set-up at Oasis, fully fur-
nished! 863-781-1398 or 863-781-
4176. 1:11-2:8p
Reduce the complexity of life
by eliminating the needless
wants of life, and the labors'of
life reduce themselves.


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula group
homes. High School Diploma or GED and valid drivers
license (in good standing). Local law enforcement back-
ground completed. Experience providing services to the
developmentally disabled preferred.
Apply at 114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, Florida.
(863) 773-0434. E.O.E. M/F/V/D
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The City of Wauchula will be accepting applications for
an Electric Distribution System Supervisor position
in the Public Works Department. Experience required
15 years in Electrical Distribution System including 3
yrs of Supervisory experience. Sub station experience
desired. Pay range: $52,000-$62,000. Excellent health
and benefit package. Applications may be obtained at
the City Administration office located at 126 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula 33873. Send resume to Human Resource
Department, all inquires please call 863-773-3131.
Applications will be accepted until job is filled. The City
of Wauchula is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal
Opportunity Employer.
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PAY RATE: $20,673.46 ($9.94) $28,498.60 ($13.70)
Wanted for Hardee County Shop/Maintenance Department.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures is required..
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel to perform
the job responsibilities.
Must have High Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit
Applications to the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-
2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
January 25, 2007. EOE-F/M/V :1
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JSue Bir (863)7813536'


REDUCED: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for
details...$47,500.
NEW LISTING! THIS IS A BEAUTY! 10 Acres. Top of the line
Manufactured Home (Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry
acres. Over 3000' ft including screened porches, in ground heated pool,
updated kitchen with breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All
this for $284,900.
Check this out! 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn with full kitchen for entertain-
ing... $314,900
NEW LISTING! 10 acres on CR665 Paved Country Road. 1982 MH in good
condition. Large 40x60 and 24x40 Metal warehouses. Storage for Cars,
Boats, equipment etc. Fenced for cattle, wildlife plentiful. $289,900.
30 ac or 37 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace River $15,000 per ac.
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $488 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
2, 3 & 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $488 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 1:11-2:8p
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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FULLY REMODELED 3/2 1994 dou-
blewide mobile home, 1560 sq. ft.
under air, on 5.14 acres, about 5 miles
from U.S. 17 (3436 E. Main St.,
Wauchula), $165,000. Contact Rita,
(863) 773-5662 or visit www.3436-
malnstreet.com. 1:4-2:11p
MOBILE HOME 55+ Park, 2 BD/ 1 1/2
B, hot tub In large screen room,
Florida room, carport, storage room,
AC/Haat, partially furnished, motivat-
ed seller, asking $12,000, 9 a.m. 5
p.m. 735-8656. After 5 p.m. 735-1040.
1:4-2:1p
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Herbalife
products, must go. Vicky 863-781-
1244. 1:11-2:8p
YAMAHA STUDIO PIANO elegant,
new, 2005, deep walnut cabinet.
Yamaha portatone PSR-730 keyboard,
new. Remote control black hummer.
(863) 773-4480. 1:4-2:1 p


ALBRITTON'S PRODUCE stand open,
Hwy. 62 West, 2 1/4 miles. 1:18-25c
GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc


MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 1:11-2:8p
2 RESIDENTIAL LOTS in Zolfo Springs
on South Poplar Street, $35,000. 781-
2601. 1:11-2:8p


Home For Sale


1245 KNOLLWOOD CIRCLE
3BR/2B, CB stucco, 2527 total sf,
immediate occupancy.
$225,000 Seller motivated, Make offer
Days 773-6888
Evenings & weekends 773-6990 or 773-6883


Vandolah Power, a 7FA peaking power plant located in Wauchula, is currently accepting
applications for the following positions:

To apply for any of these positions, please forward your updated resume to:

Vandolah Power Company L.L.C.
Attn: Doug Jensen
2394 Vandolah Road
Wauchula, Fl 33873
Fax 863-773-5908

All resumes must be received prior to February 1, 2007. Please do not call. Telephone
applications will not be considered.


Senior Operator Operator Trainee

Position Summary: Hands-on responsibility to start, stop and monitor Position Summary: Hands-on responsibility to locally start, stop and
equipment utilizing a Distributive Control System (DCS) in the control monitor equipment and perform routine maintenance tasks. Assist
room. Responsible for all aspects of safe and efficient plant operation mechanical and electrical crafts persons and warehouse personnel as
while assigned to shift. Responsible for training of other plant personnel assigned. Shift schedule may vary frequently according to plant
and other ancillary duties as assigned. requirements.
Reports To: Operations Supervisor Reports To: Operations Supervisor
Status: Non exempt Status: Non exempt
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Plant shift operations including the stopping and starting of equipment from the control room as well as locally.
2. Maintain shift operating logs and records. ,.-
3. Read and record gauges and meters
4. Perform mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, inspections and troubleshooting as assigned
5. Assist in the development of standard operating procedures
6. Perform overhaul maintenance and system improvement tasks as assigned.
7. Implement safe working practices, identify hazards and take corrective action as approved
8. Handle and transfer bulk chemicals and fuel oil.
9. Perform chemical analysis and chemical control on fuel oil, steam, cooling and condensate systems as necessary.
10. Insure plant compliance of regulatory requirements while assigned to shift.
11. Maintain plant security.
12. Operate heavy equipment such as aerial lift and forklift as necessary.
13. Recommend plant betterment items to improve overall plant efficiency, reliability, and safety.
14. Handle inert and explosive gas (H2, N2, 02, acetylene, C02).
15. Perform other duties as assigned.
16. Senior Operator will also
a. coordinate and direct activities of assigned Operators and Contractors
b. Implement and maintain the Lockout-Tagout system
c. Coordinate the safe release of plant equipment for maintenance activities
d. Project coordination as assigned
e. Train other plant personnel
17. Operator trainee will be expected to train for the position of Operator and Senior Operator within a reasonable time.
Qualifications:

1. High school graduate, trade school, military service or technical training schools. Additional professional training and/or boiler operator licenses
preferred.
2. Minimum of two years experience in power generating facilities or process plants. Senior Operator candidates must have five years operations
experience as well as experience utilizing a Distributive Control System in the operation of a power generating facility. Additional experience with
machinery repair and control systems preferred.
3. Knowledge of the kinds and types of equipment installed derived through a combination of hands-on experience and formal training performed in
the manufacturer's factory and/or at the jobsite.
4. Demonstrate skills in the use of tools, test equipment and calibration appliances.
5. Strong mechanical aptitude, basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics. Must be able to respond calmly and think
clearly in emergency situations.
6. Must be able to visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color.
7. Must have manual dexterity required to operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices.
8. Must have a valid driver's license.
Physical Requirements:

1. This position requires the ability to safely use, handle and inspect equipment containing (and perform maintenance in close proximity to sources of),
hazardous energy, hazardous chemicals and hazardous wastes as those terms are defined under various safety and environmental regulations. The
position requires the use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the hazards identified above. In the employee's normal immediate work
area, this position requires the employee to be routinely familiar with, and to appropriately respond to, the hazards identified above, including, but not
limited to repairs on equipment containing chemicals, containment of chemical leaks, response to electrical interruptions, etc. This response would
encompass appropriate personal protection techniques, the following of safety procedures such as (but not limited to) lock out/tag out procedures, and
the following of environmental procedures.
2. Must be able to frequently climb ladders; enter confined spaces; climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways at elevations of
80 feet and more; crawl to the through confined areas; correctly wear and work using self-contained breathing apparatus; lift a minimum of 20 pounds
in awkward positions and 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.
3. This job requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and
to see, hear, walk and talk effectively. Must be able to wear a respirator and use other safety equipment as required.


Other physical requirements:


Reaching/Pulling/Pushing-FREQUENT
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling-FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Near-FREQUENT
Sight Acuity Far-MODERATE
Sight Depth Acuity-FREQUENT
Sight Color Acuity-FREQUENT
Talking (Loud &/Or Clear)-MODERATE
Hearing-MODERATE
Heavy Lifting (>50 LBS)-FREQUENT
Medium Lifting (<50 LBS)-FREQUENT
Climbing-FREQUENT
High Eye-Hand Coordination-FREQUENT
Full Motor Capability-FREQUENT
Standing & Walkina-FREQUENT


Environmental/Work Conditions


Dirty/Dusty Environment-MODERATE
Noisy Work Areas-MODERATE
Extreme Cold-MODERATE
Extreme Heat &/Or Humidity-MODERATE
Fumes/Mists/Odors/Gases Poor Ventilation-MODERATE
Confined Work Area/Spaces-MODERATE
Rotating Shift Work-FREQUENT
Scheduled Weekend Work-FREQUENT
Work From Elevated Position-FREQUENT


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HELP WANTED
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
Looking for an experienced top-notch person with
outstanding work references.
If you are a good receptionist, do NOT apply.
If you are outstanding, see what we have to offer
in excellent pay and opportunity.
Your application is.completely confidential.
Send resume to Box N, PO Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873 cl
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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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Example is not the main thing
in influencing others, it is the
only thing.
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Barrqs Lawn Care & Landrcapinr, Inc.

Barry Schnable Owner/Operator

(863) 781-2171


Residential


Commercial
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CWOa BRAVES


CONSTRUCTION
a ROOFING
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120


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Owner


999 U.S. Highway 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841-3343
863.285.7381 Fax 863.285.7395


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Prime 25 acres MOL at 5069 Oak Wood Dr. South of Nocatee off Woods
Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
1 acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, FR $65,000.
60 acres with 50 acres MOL in young bearing grove with 8" well & micro
jets. Close to town, EST. crop for 2006 $100,000 at $15,000 per acre, can
be divided.


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


FACULTY POSITIONS
The following full-time faculty positions are open for the 2007-08 acade-
mic year. Requirements vary by position. Please visit our web site for
detailed position announcements and application information.


Applied Sciences & Technologies
Commercial Vehicle Driving
Cosmetology
Drafting/Design
Medical Sec'y/Office Management
Student Services
Counselor


Arts & Sciences
Chemistry
Economics
Oral Communications
Political Science
Psychology


SFCC offers competitive salaries and benefits, including health/life insur-
ance, retirement, and paid leave. Application deadline for all listed posi-
tions is 5 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007. Application forms are available
in Human Resources, Building I (Highlands Campus), at any SFCC cam-
pus/center or on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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FOR SALE BY OWNER 5 acres
cleared, private pond, $79,000. East
Ft. Meade area. 863-253-9098.
1:18-2:15p
4.8 ACRES IN BG city limits, devel-
oper's dream, oak trees, park like set-
ting. 863-245-1507. 12:21-1:18p


TOWMATIC II tow bar with car frame.
Good condition. $350. 863-832-0547.
1:18-25p
ONE SUPERGLIDE 16K fifth whee,
hitch for short wheel base trucks.
Gives you an extra 21 inches as it
moves. Cost $2,100 new. Will sell for
$700. Kenny 773-6988 or 735-0866.
1:18p
37' COACHMAN MOTORHOME. 863-
735-1996. 1:18p
DECKRIDER mini gas scooter, 2006,
brand new with extras, $1249 new,
$650 OBO. 863-832-1923. 1:18p


1990 MOTOR HOME, 22 ft., low miles,
real nice, $5,000 OBO. 781-0448 after
- 3 .m 1:11-18p


4 BR/ 3 BA, pool, work shed, Wau-
chula. 6 mons. 1 yr. lease. 863-245-
0741. 1:18-25p
3 BR/2 BTH mobile home, also RVs
for rent in Crystal Lake. 767-8822.
1:11-18c
2 BR/ 1 BATH recently renovated
home w/lg fenced back yard. $650 per
month, first, last and security
required..863-491 -0110. 1:11-2:8p
RENTA CASA GRANDE, 800/M
Commercial Rentals 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
12:21-1:18p
RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 12:21-1:18p
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD, brand
new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy. 17 frontage
in Zolfo Springs for lease 239-273-
7381. 1:4-25c
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc


3 Bed, 2 bath home on 1 acre with extra buildings
in B.G. city limits. Ready to move into. $159,000

4335 Dixiana Drive. Tel: Roberto (863) 398-7791
Also, 5 level building lots, already permitted
on 2 acres. c11:18,25p



EAGLE


S WATER WELLS & COMPLETE SYSTEMS
4" Wells

GEORGE GOINS DALE ROGERS
863-444-0181 941-302-2426
LICENSE # 9372 cl:1:4-2:1p



PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
SBobcat and Crane orvice Tree Trimming *
SiCriiplote TrreeRemoval *
Citrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *
*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
Licensed a Insured Aeeopt M/C s Visa


The world famous Panama hat
is actually made in Ecuador. The
majority of them are distributed
through Panama.


WAL-MART

Our people make the Difference


**Now Hiring *

at the Grocery Distribution Center in Arcadia



ORDERFILLERS


$13.25 per hour
Plus ... $0.50 Orderfiller premium (after 90 days of orderfilling) *
Plus ... $0.35 2nd13rd shift differential Plus ... $1.35 weekend shift differential *

Position requires: repetitive heavy lifting of product cases weighing up to 801bs
occasionally overhead, constant walking/standing, bending, twisting and stooping,
working in temperature ranges of-20 below up to in excess of 100 degrees.

Full-time & Part-time Positions *
Weekend (Fri-Sun) & Weekday (Mon-Thur)
1st & 2nd shifts available
Wal-Mart's benefits include: Progressive wage increases, discounts, 401(K), stock purchase plan, profit
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2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 10:12tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh
The secret to creativity is know-
ing how to hide your sources.
-Albert Einstein


WILL BABYSIT in my home, week-
-ends, weekdays, or nights. 781-5425.
1:18-2:15p
DAVID'S LAWN SERVICE, quality
work, original business in Miami
since 1982, "I guarantee to please
youl" 773-9598. 1:18-2:15p
BLACK TOP SOIL $250/Ld base
shell $275/Ld, 18 ton Lds, Hardee
area. 863-990-1648. 1:18-2:15p
BABYSITTING IN MY HOME, days,
nights, weekends. 445-0572 or 375-
4792. 1:11-18p
EAGLE WELL DRILLING 4" water
wells, complete systems. Uc.# 9372.
(863) 444-0181 (941) 302-2426.
1:4-2:1 p


*Beautiful 3BR 2B p~t$ v,-wvl ff 9i ebofne with den or office,
2 car garage V00' daC d catbfi'Qde-e'RdF T1/2 mile west of
Wauchula $275,000.
*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
.10_ AC on Hwy 66 in Zol\ sD ,500 AC.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*MH in Charle Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
*Lot in Peace Edward Dr. Ready for MH $25,000.
*20 Acres with DJr/i1q O9 mGO(Mt*~a $250,000.
*4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west,
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000.
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608



Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 1

Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs complete
remodeling inside. $220,000.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you have to do
is move in. $4r-6e00now $170,000.
Duplex with 2BR-1B/1BR-1B. Very large lot Room for another apartment.
Good location $95,000.


We Have Buyers!

I 1 Topsy See, Broker


We Need Listings!
Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate


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Classifieds


YARD WORK, cleaning beds, hedge
and tree trimming, raking, haul old
appliances. Jim's Lawn Service 863-
767-0439. 12:28-1:25nc
PRESSURE WASHING PLUS. Exterior
painting. Free estimates. 781-5533.
Licensed & Insured. 11:16-1:18p
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


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Real Estate Auction
311 Riverside Dr, Wauchula, FL
3BR 2BA 1,400sf+
OPENING BID: $10,000
Inspections: 1-4pm Sun. Jan. 21st
and 2 hrs prior to sale.
Property Sells: 4:00pm Fri., Jan. 26 on site
Visit williamsauction.com or call 800-801-8003
FL W&W AUC#AB-0000760,
Dean C. Williams broker RE#3003737,
Monte W. Lowderman AUC#AU3278
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation *
Dirt Hauling / Grade Work *
SCitrus Tree Removal *
Demolition
SSite Prep


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FOR HOUSES



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Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



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WEEKEND!

THERE'S
SOMETHING FOR
EVERYONE AT THE


Friday, Saturday
Restrooms *


& Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Later Electric


Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
for space reservations, call
781-1062
Bowling Green Flea Market


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- Meets 120 mph Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated
Prices Plus Soles Tax & Countv Fee * Phno for display purpoxn


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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January 18, 2007, The Heriad-Advocate 11B


My little sister called to let me know that her mother-in-law was very
ill. I listened to the prognosis, and it was not encouraging. I struggled to
provide comfort, but I barely knew the woman. How could I achieve a sin-
cere level of sympathy and sorrow'o,"r someone I hardly knew?
A few days later, there was a m-_ .,ge on my voice mail:
"We lost Barbara this morning. I love you. Call me."
I sat holding my phone, intending to call her, but I had no idea what to
say. I knew she needed my support but had no idea how to provide it. I
decided to wait and call her back the next day; it was late and I wasn't yet
prepared to deal with the situation. I set the phone aside, but the moment
my fingers left it, it rang.
"Mom, you gonna get that?" Jenny asked, peering at me over the top
of a paperback book.
"You get it," I replied, which prompted a quizzical look, since the
phone was right next to me.
She answered the phone, then thrust it at me. "It's Aunt Dianne."
I winced and took the phone.
"I wasn't sure if you got my message or not," she said.
"I was going to call you back, but it was late."
There was a long awkward silence, and then ...
"I knew it was going to happen. I could tell by her breathing. I tried to
warn everyone that she wasn't going to last .."
"Oh, honey, I don't know what to say," I finally admitted.

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"Why do they say men are strong?" she demanded. "You know who
was with her? I was! And there were four people in the hospital room."
"I don't understand," I murmured. I could see her in my mind's eye,
her face puffy with tears, and I wished I were closer than 1,200 miles away.
"I was sitting in a chair near her bed. Michael and his father were
standing by the door, talking, and Michael's aunt was sleeping in a chair.
Barbara had been under sedation for so long that no one expected her to
wake up again but she did."
Now she was crying in a way that only women feel comfortable doing
in the presence of a sister.
"She opened one eye and looked directly at me. I got up and moved
closer to her, but by the time I got there, the eye was closed again. But I ...
I thought she needed to have her face washed .. Her words trickled off
into another sniffle.
"I went into the bathroom and dampened a washcloth and came back
to the bed. I touched it to her face and both her eyes opened immediately.
She looked right at me, and for the first time in a week, she was there -
the Barbara I knew. I whispered to her that I loved her. She took a little
breath and then she . she was gone. I must have made a sound of some
kind, because everyone turned to look at me, and Michael's dad said 'is she
gone?' and made a step toward the bed. A nurse came into the room and
started flipping switches.... and it was over."
What could I say? What was I supposed to say? I began to rack my
brain, trying to come up with an answer for the unspoken questions she was
asking.
Did I do what I was supposed to do? Did I let anybody down?
Then, like a gift, she helped me find the answer.
"You know what I can't help thinking about?" she asked.
"What, baby?"
"I'm thinking that I was the last person she saw."
I could tell by the way she phrased the remark that she was blaming
herself. She was thinking that if she'd suggested that Michael's father wash
his wife's face, or that Michael fetch the washcloth, that maybe she would-
n't have been the only one to witness Barbara's last moments.
"You know what I can't help thinking?" I asked. "I can't help thinking
that the last words she heard on this earth were 'I love you' . and you
were responsible for that."
There was a silence then, and I knew instinctively that I had given her
exactly what she needed.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
.raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site at
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The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


TANYA LAMBERT RETURNS TO THE HAMMOCK
The Friends of Highlands Hammock will host the first "Music in the
Park" concert of 2007 on Saturday with the return of Tanya Lambert, who
will be performing her favorite country music tunes.


Tanya's country music is quite


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County's own Tanya
Lambert will kick off the 2007
Music in the Park concert
series at Highlands Hammock
State Park on Saturday night.


popular, which comes as no surprise
since she's been performing nearly all
her life. In fact, she started singing on
stage at the tender age of 7! Over the
years she has performed in many
venues, including festivals, churches
and contests.
Tanya's also opened for many
popular stars of country music. Tanya
casually mentions a few, which
include: Toby Keith, Tracy Byrd,
Sammy Kershaw, Ronnie Milsap,
Billy Ray Cyrus and Joe.Diffie. Tanya
also was a 2005 Florida finalist for
the Nashville Network's "Nashville
Star."
She has recorded two albums,
the first being entitled "No Ordinary
Woman." Her second album, "A New
Creation," was also recorded in
Nashville, like the first. Tanya says,
"Both projects were awesome and
I'm really looking forward to the next
one." She adds, "I'll be so happy to
perform again at the Hammock
because I just love it."


Why not make plans now to enjoy her sweet tunes out here at
Highlands Hammock on Saturday at 7 p.m. Concert admission is $5 per
person, payable at the picnic area entrance. You can plan to bring the kids
too, since accompanied children 16 and under are always admitted free of
charge to our concerts.
If you like to arrive early, please keep in mind that the park entrance
fee of $4 per vehicle (up to eight people) applies prior to 6 p.m. Also, don't
forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a flashlight for the brief walk
back to your vehicle.
Fireboxes will be crackling and ready for marshmallow roasting in the
event you'd like to come prepared to make s'mores or would like to enjoy
the warmth of the fire. The Hammock Inn will be open and serving dinner,
desserts and snacks.
Why not make a weekend of it by calling 1-800-326-3521 for campsite
reservations or check online at www.ReserveAmerica.com. For more
information about this part of The Real Florida or our concerts, please call
(863) 386-6094.
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The following column was inadver- 134 points. The high woman was
tently omitted from the Jan. 11 edi- Barbara Gersema with 213 points
tion. and the low woman was Eunice
Franks with 73 points. Shirley had
PRAYERS NEEDED one moonshot.
We need to pray that the ones
who have had tests taken and the SHUFFLEBOARD
ones having tests taken that every- We started with our in the park
thing turns out well. We need to Tuesday tournaments. The winners
pray for those who needed to go that won first place were Shirley
home for sickness, for them or Swisher and Art Brown and second
someone at home. Some prayers place went to Janet Brown and Bob
have been answered as Real Bell. Thursday we had Fort Meade
Roullier has returned to the park as over. The women won 12 and lost
he was called home for health rea- six and the men didn't do as well
sons. Bob Sears is not doing so well they won 10 and lost eight. We had
and he needs our prayers and cards good weather and had a lot of fun
from his friends here at the park. and we served them a good lunch.
COFFEE KLATCH
The new people in the park thisT e
week are Joan and Roger Bell and i 'i
Micky and Orville Jones. The birth- -l di i e
day was Gordon Lauver and there P IN R P,, .IHmE.
was no anniversary.
The 50/50 was won by Art 1
Brown and the gift certificates wereil IL
won by Eugene Wagner, Cloyce
Swisher, Art Brown, Glenn Berry, I6 7 3- 1
Lorraine Hartley, Henry Cassidy,
Joyce Pearsall, Lynette Yuravich Good Shehed Hospe
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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 18, 2007


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, it is time to put the college football season in the
history books. What a year it was. Who would have guessed the Florida
Gators would win the National Championship back in August? Not this
writer or any Gator Fan I know. Most were hoping for a 9-3 season and a
shot at the SEC Title. As they say in Gainesville, It's Great to be a Florida
Gri ', Holding both the National Championship trophies in basketball and
football in the modern world is quite an accomplishment. Can the baseball
team complete the cycle? Kudos to the Gator Nation.
The Swami did predict UF to beat Ohio State 34-20. Once the Gators
got to the game, predicting a victory was a no-brainer. The Big 10 is a weak
S,';:%ci;ir. c, hMiJl.m1n beat Ball State by eight points while Ohio State beat
Ron Zook's Illini 17-10, Rutgers beat Illinois 33-0 and never let them cross
the 50 yard line. If Ohio St. had been in the Big East or SEC, they would
have los t least three games in each of the power conferences.
Ohio State, by the way, is now 0-8 versus SEC teams in bowl games.
The SEC finished the season the top rated conference while claiming
the National Championship.Three of its teams finished in the Top 10 plus
the conference claimed six bowl wins.
Th.i Big East won the Bowl Cup Title as all five of its teams won their
bowl games. The much maligned conference finished second to the SEC in
pwer ratings this season also. West Virginia, posting back-to-back 11 win
seasons, and Louisville finished in the Top 10 while Rutgers came in num-
er 12, The Big East also had a 81 percent winning margin against out-of-
conference teams this season.With West Virginia and Louisville primed for
another run at the BCS Championship and USF and Rutgers on the rise,
don't look for any more Big Least jokes in the near future. Those pundits
are reserved for the Almost Competitive Conference which had no team in
the Top 15 in the final poll. Does the ACC really deserve an automatic BCS
game over teams like Boise St.?
Does anyone want to coach Alabama? Yes, finally. Nick Saban has
accepted the job.The long searching nightmare is over for theTide.
Saban left the Miami Dolphins to return to college coaching. The
Monongah, West Virginia native has coached at several other colleges and
led LSU to a National Championship. Personally, I understand the allure of
the college atmosphere over the business approach of the NFL. College
rivalry and game-day tailgating has no equal in sports.
Miami promoted from within. Randy Shannon took the reigns when it
seemed the U would not have many good options clamoring for itshead
coaching position.Seems like that ACC luster is losing a lot of its shine
from 2004 when it unethically raided the Big East. Financial hardships hin-
dering Miami ? Surely not after ACC Commish Swafford promised "a
chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" to Miami, Virginia Tech and
Boston College for their defection from the Big East. Miami opens the sea-
son in 2007 in the Orange Bowl against Marshall. Remember Tommy
Bowden's opening game at Clemson? He lost to Marshall in 1999. History
has a way of repeating itself. Go Herd.
Just a reminder to those Gator fans who doubted Chris Leak and some
of those who even booed him in the Swamp.The following paragraph is a
reprint from my pre-bowl article. I rest my case.
Chris Leak has one more game to play as a Florida Gator. He came to
Gainesville as the top high school quarterback in America. To many Gator
Fans he has never lived up to his potential or hype. His delivery is too slow,
not enough zip on the ball, he is afraid to run the ball, he makes too many
mistakes are included in the criticisms of the kid. Leak is, despite it all, the
leading passer in Gator history. He has thrown for more yards than Danny
Wuerffel, Rex Grossman and Steve Spurrier. In his time at UF, he has never
been in any type of controversy. He spends more time in the film room that
anywhere else. He was one of 17 finalists for the Draddy Award. That
award honors the top student athlete in college football or "The Academic
Heisman" is another way of looking at it. Leak has worn the Orange and
Blue with class and integrity. His biggest criticism will be put to rest
January 8th. Chris Leak will never lead UF to a National Championship
according to his critics.When he does lead Florida to that National Title, he
will finally be endeared to the Gator Nation his rightful spot with the pre-
viously mentioned QBs at Florida.Thank you, Chris Leak for the memories.
The Heisman Trophy was awarded to Ohio State. OB Troy Smith. Can
there be a recount? Once again, the prestigious award was given to a player
who will take his place with Gino Torretta, Eric Crouch and Doug Flutie,
players that received the award and left fans shaking their heads.Who
should have won it then you ask? My personal pick would have been WVU
QB Pat White over his running back Steve Slaton. Both were deserving.
Considering Chris Leak's performance and career, Gator Fans would prob-
ably pick their QB. Objectively however, I would have to consider Georgia
Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson. His performance in the Gator Bowl
was awesome. His career was also. From all accounts and interviews Ive
seen, a class act all the way. Look for him to be the next great receiver in
the NFL.
Speaking of awards that were bestowed to the rightful winners in 2006,
one that got it right was the Coach of the Year Award. Jim Grobe, who led
Wake Forest to the Orange Bowl and ACC Title, was a great choice. As
Winston Churchill would have stated, "never before in college football his-
tory has a coach done so much with so little." The underfunded small ACC
school went 30 years without a conference championship until the Hunt-
ington, West Virginia native brought the Demon Deacons one this sea-
son.Wake under Grobe, proves there is no I in team.


FSU fans will give new meaning to the phrase "hope springs eternal".
Bobby Bowden has made some good moves to recharge the program.
Jimbo Fisher was brought in from LSU to be the offensive coordinator. The
Clarksburg, West Virginia native is the hottest assistant coach at the
moment. If Rich Rodriguez had left WVU for Alabama, it was very prob-
able Fisher would have become the HC at West Virginia. Now, it looks like
if he is successful, Jimbo will be the successor to Bobby Bowden at FSU.
Insuring his success will be one of the best offensive line coaches in
America, Rick Trickett. Trick, as he is called, made West Virginia's line the
best in the nation led by Consenus All-American center Dan Mozes this
season. 2007 will be a transition in Tally but with those two former
Mountaineers helping the former Mountaineer head coach in Tally look for
a turnaround at FSU soon.
Only 227 days to wait for kickoff 2007! Tim Tebow taking the reigns
in the Swamp, Pat White, Steve Slaton, Owen Schmitt and Jason Gwaltney
rushing for 400-plus yards per game at WVU, Brian Brohm passing
Louisville opponents silly the rebuilt offense of the Noles, seeing who will
be the Boise State in 2007, tailgating and the college atmosphere! Can we
just fast forward the calendar? C-ya then football Fans.


To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


JANUARY IS CERVICAL CANCER MONTH
The Florida Department of Health recognizes January as Cervical
Cancer Month. Screening for cervical cancer is crucial because with early
detection it is nearly 100 percent curable.
While uterine cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in the
United States and ovarian cancer is the most deadly, cervical cancer is. still
cause for concern and is considered the leading cause of cancer among
women worldwide.
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death for U.S. women
(early 1900s), but over the past 40 years with the increased use of the Pap
test, the incidence of the disease as well as the mortality rate have decreased
by 40 percent. Still, 10,370 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in
2005 in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control reports,
and 3,710 of these women will likely die of the disease.
The American Cancer Society reports that between 60 and 80 percent
of American women with newly diagnosed invasive cervical cancer have
not had a Pap test in the past five years, and may never have had one. The
unscreened population groups include older women, the uninsured, ethnic
minorities and poor women in rural areas.
A Pap test is a simple, painless procedure that detects abnormal cell
growth in and around the cervix, and can be performed in a doctor's office
or health clinic. If abnormal cells are detected, it can often be treated
before it becomes cancerous.
Risk factors can increase or decrease a woman's chances of developing
cervical cancer, but it is preventable and curable when detected early. One
risk factor is age. Women over 40 have a higher risk for developing cervi-
cal cancer, although CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precursor to
cervical cancer) occurs more often in younger women. Other risks include
smoking, early sexual intercourse (three or more partners before the age of
20), and multiple partners without the use of condoms.
But the biggest risk is not getting a Pap test!
Cervical cancer is ultimately a sexually transmitted disease caused by
one of a number of Human Papilloma Viruses or HPV. There are currently
about 112 different Human Papilloma Viruses which have been isolated,
but only about 15 are thought to lead to cervical cancer. The remaining
types cause warts on other parts of the body, including genital warts, and
are generally benign.
Women 21 years of age or older, and those under 21 who are sexually
active, should ask that pelvic examinations and Pap tests be included in
their physical examinations at least once every three years, or more fre-
quently if they have ever had an abnormal test result.
There are new methods for labs to evaluate the cervical cells taken as
part of the Pap test, and the newer testing methods have increased the accu-
racy of the test results. Every woman should discuss with her health-care
provider what testing schedule is right for her.
Florida's women's health officer, Nancy Humbert, said "We are com-
mitted to supporting cervical cancer screening to reduce the effect of this
disease for all. We encourage women to be proactive in its detection."
Please see your health-care provider or contact the Hardee County
Health Department at 773-4161 to discuss when is the best time for you to
have your next Pap test.
This column was prepared by a guest writer this month, Joanne
DiLella, who is the women's health nurse practitioner at the Hardee County
Health Department.

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not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look
on and do nothing.
-Albert Einstein


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WORDS IN STONE
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Did you use the long week-
end for a mini-vacation?
It's a fact of life that since many -of America's national holidays are.
now firmly planted on Mondays, e've benefited by having three-day:
weekends perfect for getting out of town, bargain-hunting or just catch-:
ing up on household chores. What we've lost, however, is something else.
When next month rolls around, will we be thinking about the achieve-:
ments of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays we:
used to celebrate? Or will we be more interested in Presidents' Day as:
another day to sleep late or go shopping? What about this month? What
about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
Certainly many members of the African-American community have
local celebrations of Dr. King's life, but as a nation I don't see us paying as
much attention to his legacy as we should. This year I'm happy that we'll:
soon have another reminder of his dedication to peace, justice and civil
rights that was cut short by that assassin's bullet in 1968.
This last November saw the official groundbreaking for the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Located on the Mall
between the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, it's expected to be finished
by 2008. The centerpiece, called the "Stone of Hope" will feature a like-
ness of Dr. King. Thousands attended the long-awaited event, including
President George Bush and former President Bill Clinton. Sadly, Dr.
King's widow, Coretta Scott King, died a year ago, but their children and
many longtime friends were present, along with admirers who never knew
this great leader yet respected his historic accomplishments.
I was especially pleased to learn that a number of quotes from his
renowned writings, speeches and sermons will be inscribed on the stone
wall of the memorial. Here was a man who had so much to say to us -
then and now.
Probably his most famous words were uttered in his address at the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington: "I have a dream
that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not
be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character ...
When this happens ... we will speed the day when all of God's children,
black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,
will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
'Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we're free at last.'"
I have two other favorite King quotes, though. Here's what he said
while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964:"I believe that unarmed;
truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why
right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil, triumphant."
Finally, in "The Measure of the Man," he wrote: "There is nothing more:
tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid:
of breadth."
Indeed this was a man who had so much to tell us. But beyond his
memorable words were his actions: spiritual yet practical, nonviolent but
always powerful.
Monday holiday or not, I hope you took a little time, not just to recall
the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but to be challenged by him
in your own life.
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at the special called City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2007
at City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 5:15 p.m.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
PROVIDING FOR INCREASING THE WASTEWATER IMPACT
FEE AND; AND COMMENCING A WATER IMPACT FEE AND;
PROVIDING FOR DEFINING THE GALLONS PER EQUIVALENT
RESIDENTIAL UNITS FOR A APPLICATION OF THE IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission Meeting.
Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or obtained at the office
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discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for such
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record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, per Florida
Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any person with
a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.



CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk


APPROVED AS TO FORM
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at the special called City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2007 at City
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 5:15 p.m.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF BOWLING GREEN,
FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS, PROHIBITIONS OF ANIMALS
AND EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO MUZZLE DOGS;
PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS AS TO WHERE DOGS CAN BE
HOUSED AND LIMITING THE NUMBER OF DOGS AND/OR CATS ON
ANY PROPERTY; PROHIBITING DOGS FROM RUNNING AT LARGE,
AND INOCULATION OF DOGS; PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION OF
METER READERS; PROVIDING FOR DANGEROUS DOG CLASSIFICATION
PROCEDURES; INCLUDING NOTICE AND HEARING PROCEDURES FOR
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767 FLORIDA STATUES; PROVIDING FOR IMPOUNDMENT; PROVIDING
FOR CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND OTHER REMEDIES FOR
VIOLATIONS OF ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR SAVINGS; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission Meeting.
Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or obtained at the office
of the City Clerk, M-F, 8:00 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for such
purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, per Florida
Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any person with
a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate in this
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CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor


ATTESTED:
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Thursday, January 18, 2007


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the score and Hardee was left with
the 2-0 victory.
Fort Meade, which has also has
players in the men's league, and
always tough Frostproof were just
the competitive opposition Hardee
needs to prepare for the district


playoffs and, hopefully, an advance
into regional action.
Players on the 2006-07 Wildcat
squad are seniors Anselmo,
Lozano, Rodriguez, Jose Alonso,
Andrew Cisneros, Chris De-
LaRosa, Jose Gutierrez, Rafael


Hilario and Johnny Huron, juniors
Reyes, Jose Castaneda, Adam
Juarez and Gilberto Gutierrez,
sophs Alvarez, Elisio Diaz, Jorge
Juarez, Humberto Nolasco, Carlos
Ramirez, Francisco Rivera, Efrain
Ruiz, Domingo Santiago and Isaac


Vasquez, and freshmen Ivan
Narvaez, David Rodriguez, Martin
Vega and Aguirre.
Their coaches are Kline and
.Gilbert Vasquez, their managers
Miguel Rodriguez and Valentin
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A victory and a tie last week put
Hardee in the top slot when district
playoffs start.
The Wildcats moved into the top
seed after a 1-1 tie with DeSoto on
Tuesday and 2-0 win over Palmetto
on Thursday. Hardee stands 8-1-1
in the district and 11-1-4 overall.
Palmetto, which will host the
Class 4A-District 10 tournament
Jan. 22-26, dropped to 7-1-2 over-
all. DeSoto may be third seed with
its 4-3-2 record, ties with Hardee
and Palmetto and losses to Hardee,
Palmetto and Braden River.
Sebring, Braden River and Avon
Park round out the district stand-
ings.
SHardee and Palmetto will both
draw bye on the opening night of
district action. Hardee will likely
then play the winner of the DeSoto-
Avon'Park matchup.
Before that, Hardee had the
Senior Night home game against
Fort Meade on Wednesday and
travels to Frostproof tomorrow
(Friday) for the regular season
finale.

Hardee 1, DeSoto 1
Hardee scored first and tried to
hold off an aggressive DeSoto
team. Freshman Jesus Aguirre took
a pass from junior captain Luis
Reyes just past the midway mark of
the'first half. With 18:34 left in the
half, Aguirre "fired in a beautiful
shot about, three or four feet high
and .hit nothing but net," reported
h~ad coach Ron Kline. "Jesus has a
powerful leg, like a cannon, and
Nj!l be a really great player," added

'`DeSoto plays the best midfield
we face. They use a sawtooth or
zigzag pattern and crisp passes to
ntove downfield with four or five
players spreading out the action.
We! interrupted their passes by
keeping the person with the ball
and his intended target both cov-
ered," described Kline.
."Unfortunately, the game is 80

The price of greatness is
responsibility.
-Winston Churchill


minutes long and they got a shot in.
At about the 10-minute mark of the
second half, Chico (Alberto
Rodriguez) took a backward pass
from Luis (Reyes) and put it in the
hole, but it was called offsides. We
had the momentum and could have
won the game.
"But DeSoto is a real physical,
well-coached team with disci-
plined, strong passing and took
advantage when we lost momen-
tum. It was a real 'Cat-and-Dog
fight.'.It was a great match," con-
cluded Kline.

Hardee 2, Palmetto 0
"The players knew this game
was for all the marbles, the district
lead, number one seed, crunch
time," summed up Kline.
Hardee first tally came less than
10 minutes into the game, at the
30:40 mark, with the give and go.
On the right side, Rodriguez took a
pass from soph Roman Alvarez and
passed it back to Alvarez for the
shot and score. "It was classic, the
way it should be scripted," said
Kline.
Another score a few moments
later in which Rodriguez fed fellow
senior Pablo Anselmo, was nulli-
fied by an offsides penalty.
Although the Tigers outshot the
Wildcats 13 to 8 in the first half,
there was no more scoring. "Goalie
Paco (Francisco) Lozano did a
great job. Either he blocked the
shots or they went wide or high. So,
we were up 1-0 at halftime," said
Kline.
In the second half, Palmetto
picked up the offensive pressure,
but Lozano "stayed tough."
With 8:40 left in the game,
Anselmo took the ball at midfield
and moved to within 25 yards of
the goal, when he hit "a beautiful
shot, low, just off the ground. You
could just see the air come out of
Palmetto players, they were deflat-
ed."
To make things worse for the
Tigers, their reserve goalie suffered
a dislocated finger while fielding a
hard shot and had to be taken to the
hospital. Hardee appeared to have
scored again in the final few min-
utes, but an offsides call negated


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BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m.
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 .
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship.. ...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .....................7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion 11:00 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...................... 1:00 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.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service......................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.nm.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study. Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CIIURCII
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Coun.
Sunday School ....................... 9:45 a.m.
M morning W orship .........:.......... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENI)ENT' BA'PTIS'I
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ..........................9:45 .m.
Worship Service ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURC(I
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer............:....... :00 p.m

ONA BAPTIST CIURCII
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................: 7:00 p.m

UNION BAPTIST CIIURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd..- 494-5622
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.mn
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
English Service .................... 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ..........................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service ....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ............... ..... 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......... ...........7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday, School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1..... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
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 M orning............1......... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA


ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................1 1:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Nighl)..7:30 p.m.

FAITII PRESBYT'ERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m-
Sunday Worship ............. ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship............... ...... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....... ........... 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CIIURCII OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
M morning Service....... ............ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CIIURCII 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 ..................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ......:....6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCII
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escucla Iominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............ 11:00 a.m.
Prcdicacion .............................. 11:30 a.m .
Studio Biblic. Micrcoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SlUNIAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12lth grade) .... .......... 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................1...10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
I)inner ...................... ...........5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds (lass
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CIIURCII OF
TIlE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
M morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCII
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ...:......................9:30 a.m.
M morning Service............... .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ............................ 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service......................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .........................9:30 a.m.
W orship ..................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
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 IDIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................... 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening.....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......... ..........7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ........................9:45 a.m.
M morning Service ...................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training...................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.im.
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 CIURCII
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH .
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..............1..... :00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 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 MINISTER
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchdia
Sunday School ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday .............9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICIIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) .... .......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................... 7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................... 1:00 a.m.
(Creole) I1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English .............8:30 a.m.

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 ......................... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ..........6.:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................:.7:00 p.m.

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

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


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Wholesale Nursery


Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Church .................. 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service............ .6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..........7:30 p.m:
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer............. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship........... 7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:00 p.m..
Wednesday Youth Service. .... 7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study. .............. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... I11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening ................ .. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet..... 7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
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.


A man ran for the train just in
time to see it pull away.
"I guess you didn't run fasl
enough," suggested the agent.
"No," answered the man, "I didn't
start soon enough."
No one plans to perish. No one
deliberately decides to go to the
lake of fire. Why do people
perish? They don't start soon
enough to be saved.
To linger is to be lost. To put it
off is to perish. The Bible says,
"Now is the accepted time; now is
the day of salvation."
Don't you want to become a
Christian? Receive Christ now.
Don't put it off-put it over!


can't hear you!!! Don't ever) body speak at
once...one request at a time please. I'm only
human!"
Some days everybody wants your help "now". His project is
most important She made her request first. On and on it goes.
Who could possibly handle such an impossible situation?
God can. He can hear all of us all of the time. When we
think of this from a human perspective it is just too.incredible
to fathom. Yet when we believe it from the point of view of
faith, this concept of God's omnipresence is totally acceptable.
We can communicate with our Heavenly Father anytime we
choose...we don't even have to wait our turn.
We read in 1 John 5:14 "...if we ask anything according to
His will, He hears us." God knows our fundamental needs.
Worship this week and discover how prayer and faith in Him
can give you peace that is uninterrupted by the world.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Scriptwes eleOtedby The Amnerians Bible Siety
Copyrigh 2007, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P. O. Box 8187, Charlolteville, VA 22906, www.kwnewascom


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ........... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ............ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ............ .9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. ............. I 1 am.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ..... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club. .............. 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche......... 7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio .................. 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCII OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 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 .......... 7:00 p.m.


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your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath


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January 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Minors Opening Day A Success


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Dixie Youth AAA, or
Minors, got under way with a trio
of Saturday games.
I In the 9 a.m. opener, the Cubs
beat the A's 10-7, followed by the
Red Sox downing the White Sox 7-
2 and the Yankees defeating the
Devil Rays 15-5.
Action continue each week, with
6 p.m. games on Mondays,
Tuesday and Thursdays and 6 p.m.
and 7:45 games on Friday
evenings. Fans are welcome to
come to the fields off South Florida
Avenue in Wauchula and cheer
their favorite squads. There is no
admission fee and the concession
stand is open.
In the first game of the 2007 sea-
son, the Vols Cubs had the upper
hand, getting three runs from Tyler
Hewett, who tripled, singled and
walked. Kendall Gough, with twin
hits for three at-bats, also scored all
three times he got on base. Leadoff
batter Jordon Jones scored twice
and Bradley Brewer and Keifer
Kedzoir added solo scores. Other
Cubs are Aaron Harrison, Cleston
Sanders, Kim Derringer, Ryan Hal,


Eliseo Sanchez, Camden Metheny,
Dylan Norwood and Dalton Krell.
For the Pete's Pharmacy A's,
leadoff batter Austin Altman came
around to touch home plate all
three times he got on base. Frank
Farias turned two hits and a walk
into twin tallies. Omar Alamia and
Jake Deanda, who doubled,
chipped in with a run each. Other
A's are Jacob Olmos, Jose
Gonzalez, Marco Briones, Ruben
Olmos, Tenton Armstrong, Colton
Howell and Senida Garcia.
In the 11:30 game, the Ullrich's
Pitcher Pump Red Sox prevailed 7-
2. Marcus Battles and Thomas
Gomez, who tripled, were the
only two-tally batters for the Red
Sox. Cody Spencer, Roby Paris and
Keith Powell. Other Red Sox are
Zack Battles, Conner Crawford,
William McClelland, Andrew
Hagans, Kenneth Vargas, Juan
Martinez and A.J. DeLaRosa.
For the CF Industries White Sox,
Tanor Durden and Jordan Rogers
were the only runners to get all the
way to home plate. Other White
Sox are Hunter Bryant, Miguel
Olivar, Cesar Fimbres, Marco
DeLeon, Devin Pearson, Naomi


Rivera, Alex Clarke, Zack
Carranco, Cierra Lee, ,yler
Caskay and Kevin Kunkel.
The afternoon game Saturday
pitted the Yankees against the Devil
Rays, with the Yankees winning
15-5.
A Justin Newman homer cleared
the C&B Cattle Yankee bases in the
first inning. Leadoff batter Dylan
Salas doubled and singled twice to
put three runs on the board. Seth
McGee had twin hits and a walk to
add another trio of tallies. Tucker
Albritton chipped in with another
three runs. Cain Roman and Tyler
Helms were two-score batters and
Ryan Ramirez added another. Other
Yankees are Alyssa Tatum, Cole
Garza, Erik Estrada, Jennifer
Aguilar and Chris Keller.
Mikey Heine homered to bring
home a pair of teammates for the
KMW Photo Devil Rays. He, Tyler
Bragg, Russell Weems and Julian
Galvez all singled and each scored
a run. Austin Walker walked and
scored. Other D'Rays are Tim
Perkins, who singled and was
stranded, Blake Vermilye, Dalton
Tubbs, Adam Salas, Jake Pakovich
and Ty Trammell.


Jan. 18 Girls Weightlifting Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Fort Meade HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 Boys Basketball Lake Region Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Frostproof Away 7:00 p.m
Jan. 22 HJHS Basketball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Playoffs Palmetto Away TBA
Jan. 23 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Girls Weightlifting Sarasota Away TBA
Jan. 25 HJHS Basketball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Frostproof Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Boys Basketball Booker HOME 6/7:30
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Girls Basketball Playoffs @ Palmetto TBA
Jan. 29 HJHS Basketball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30
Jan. 30 Boys Basketball Lakeland HOME 6/7:30
Feb. 1 HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30
Boys Basketball Lake Placid Away 6/7:30


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Antonio Villafuerte, 26. Ona, and
Brenda Joyce Carbon, 18.
Wauchula.
Jeffrey Spencer Albritton, 19,
Wauchula, and Meagan Reanne
McCoskey, 20, Zolfo Springs,
Ricardo Morales-Acosta, 22,
Bradenton. and Mayra Nolasco-
Cruz, 16, Wauchula.
Cllifford Dale Dulcick. 71,
Livingston. Texas, and Needra
Nadeen Blew, 71. Livingston,
Texas.
Willie Lee Jones Jr.. 26. Avon
Park, and Latoya Sheree 'ucker. 30,
Bowling Green.
David Delgado, Bowling Green,
and Annabel Hernandez, 24, Fort
Meade.
Miguel Galves Oropeza Jr., 43,
Winter Haven, and SanJuana
Calderon, 33, Wauchula.
Kevin Earl Cochran, 34, Avon
Park, and Dana Marie Cash, 26,
Mount Dora.
Carlos Humberto Vasquez-
Vasquez, 25, Bowling Green, and
Silvia J. Rios, 33, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Hardee County Housing
Authority d/b/a The Palms vs.
Daniel M. Medrano and Crystal L.
Ramirez, voluntary dismissal.
Florida Low Income Housing
Association Inc. d/b/a Azalea
Apartments vs. Christa B. Cook and
Climmie Grooms, order for tenant
removal.
Capital One Bank vs. Harvey R.
George, judgment-execution with-
held.
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
LLC vs. Samuel Chagolla, stipulat-
ed settlement approved and case
dismissed.
R.D. Finance LLC vs. Michael A.
Garay, stipulated settlement
approved and case dismissed.
Atlantic Credit and Finance Inc.
vs. Deborah R. Taylor, stipulated
judgment stayed.
Wayne C. Rickert d/b/a Crystal
Lake Village vs. Keith Krueger,
Joseph S. Spencer et al, judgment.
Wauchula Garden Apartments vs.
Deanna Minnis, default judgment
for possession and tenant removal.

There was no county misde-


meanor or criminal court last
week as it was trial week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Julie Marie Lane vs. Frances
(Frank) Grzegorzewski, petition for
injunction for protection.
Julie Marie Lane vs. Charlene
Boyd, petition for injunction for
protection.
Bowling Green Police
Department vs. Ernesto Rojas-
Navarrete, petition for forfeiture.
Maria Moralez vs. Hildeberto
Hernandez, petition for injunction
for protection.
Stacey Lindsey vs. Kelvin
Lindsey, petition for injunction for
protection.
Isidro Juarez and Martha
Mascorro, divorce.
Sandra Love Angel vs. Michael
L. Angel, divorce.
Mary Elizabeth Castillo vs.
Epifania Lee Martinez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Linda Nellis o/b/o minor child
vs. Oscar Soto, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Alma Garcia vs. Joe A. Byers,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
HSBC Bank USA National
Association vs. Ruth Crespo Solis
et al, petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Caesar Douglas vs. the state
Department of Corrections, petition
for review of inmate situation.
Stephanie Murphy and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Richard Pippin, child support mod-
ified.
Virgil L. Cottongim vs. Tim
Steedley and Bettye Steedley, vol-
untary dismissal.
.Kathleen Eason vs. John Eason
III, dismissal of injunction for pro-
tection.
Teresa Cunningham and DOR
vs. Brian Leach, income deduction
set and arrears account established.
Tina Renee Grice and DOR vs.
Christopher Lowell Grice, order on
child support delinquency.
Crystal Barnwell and DOR vs.
Randy Gillis, child support con-
tempt order.


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Salvador Moreno-Estrada vs.
Jamir Valdez, injunction for protec-
tion.
Anita Guerrero vs. Jose Luis
Martinez, injunction for protection.
Danielle Hines vs. Robert A.
Hines, injunction for protection.

There was no felony criminal
court last week as it was trial
week.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Khaldon "Kelly" Ottallah to
Mary Martha Discount Stores Inc.,
$250,000.
Martin M. Wohl to Donnell T.
Patton Sr., $123,900.
Van Adams Farms Inc. to Smoak
Groves Iic., $691,350.
Hermah and Maggie Fickes to
Andres antana and Genoveva
Mondragon, $115,000.
John N. and Rita Masterson to
George E. and Gwendolyn
Patterson, $240,000.
John K. Nicholson Jr. and Leigh
Ann Nicholson to James H. Webb
Jr., $182,500.
Rusty A. and Nancy L. Kitchens
to Humberto J. Pascual-Bautista
and Modesta Garcia de Pascual,
$63,000.
William Nearson to Robert L.
Harrington Jr., $80,000.
Juan Alvino and Mindy Castillo
to Juan Guerrero-Tapia, $83,000.
Lelan E. Brooker Jr. to Carlos N.
Bailey as trustee, $420,000.
Tomasita and Israel Cortez to
Rodolfo Lopez, $185,000.



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Lady 'Cats Lick


Lake Placid


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A lone win over Lake Placid was
sandwiched between a pair of dis-
trict losses.
The Hardee Lady Wildcats con-
tinue to struggle as they went head-
to-head with the top-seeded
Sebring Blue Streaks and southern
rival DeSoto on its court.
This week, there's a pair of home
games. Hardee hosted Avon Park
on Tuesday night and greets Fort
Meade tonight (Thursday). A game
scheduled next Tuesday at
Heartland Christian was cancelled
as that school will not have girls
hoops this year.
The regular season finale is at
Frostproof on Jan. 25. Then, it's
time for the Class 4A-District play-
offs at Palmetto Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
At Sebring the superlative,
aggressive Lady Steaks took full
advantage of every Lady 'Cat mis-
take, using pressure defense
throughout the game, including the
23-2 fourth quarter when it was
hardly necessary in the 67-28 win.
Whitney Lee was high for
Sebring, nearly equaling Hardee's
team output, with her 22 points,
including a half dozen treys.
Chelsea Dares added 10 points and
Bernita Grant and Hannah Shoop
each nine.
For Hardee, senior Christine
Jena was high scorere with 10
points. Gloria Solis kicked in with
six points, Andrea Parkinson four,
Jamie Buckley and D.K. Davis
each three and Sabrina Holmes two
points. Erica Ureste, Paige Avery
and Ciara Lambert helped on the
floor game.
It was a different story at Lake
Placid last Thursday as Hardee
faced the short-handed Lady
Dragons who were still reeling
from a fight at their Tuesday night
home game. Hardee was provided
safe escort in and out of the gym.
Hardee jumped out to a 13-6
advantage and never looked back.
Up only 21-16 at the end of the hec-
tic first half, head coach Don Gray
challenged his players at halftime.
"I told them they were not playing
good defense, and I didn't care if
they won or lost but I wanted to see
good defense and more hustle in


the second half," said Gray.
The Lady Wildcats responded,
shutting down Lake Placid and
allowing only four points in the
remainder of the game, which
Hardee won 44-20.
Kaneisha Hamilton was high for
Lake Placid with just six points.
For Hardee, it was balanced scor-
ing. Davis, Solis and Holmes each
had nine points, Buckley eight,
Jena four, Parkinson three and
Lambert two points. Underclass-
men Ureste and Avery did not
score.
As much good as the game went
on Thursday evening, the Friday
game at DeSoto was the opposite.
The Lady Bulldogs had only five
players, making the officials reluc-
tant to call fouls on them. Hardee
fell early and couldn't recover, with
Annehin Bristol with 17 and Emma
Buenestro 12 points for DeSoto,
which won 41-28.
For Hardee, Holmes put 10
points in the hole on a pair of treys
and pair of deuces.
Buckley and Solis each had
seven points, Parkinson and Davis
each three and Lambert two points.
Solis pulled down eight rebounds
and Parkinson had six. Holmes had
a pair of blocked shots. Solis had
five steals, Jena three and Davis
two.
For the JV girls, it was also a
hard week, as they dropped all
three games. They lost to Sebring
45-8, when the junior Lady Streaks
used the same all-over pressure to
shut down Hardee. Naomi
Alvarado managed four points, and
Brandy Crockett and Carleen
Brown two each.
The Hardee JV had a better out-
ing at Lake Placid, but lost 33-21.
Andrica Rivers led Hardee with 10
points, while Alvarado had five,
and Courtney Packard, Lindy
Rossman and Megan White each
two points.
The DeSoto game was another
lesson in frustration as Hardee lost
29-19, with A. Hatcher getting 21
of her team's points.
For Hardee, Alvarado had seven
points and Brown four. Barbie
Hinojosa, Packard, Crockett and
White had two apiece. Jennifer
Redden and Ashley Smith were
unable to score.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRIDN
The varsity Lady Wildcats battled Braden River on its court on Thursday night. In front (left to right) are Christina Jena, Erica Ureste
and Paige Avery; in back, head coach Don Gray, Ciara Lambert, Jamie Buckley, Gloria Solis, D.K. Davis, Sabrina Holmes, Andrea
Parkinson and assistant coach Karen Polly.


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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


The Strange Case Of The
Incredible Shrinking Tadpoles
I have written about the monster bullfrogs that used to be so plentiful
throughout the ponds and marshes of Hardee County. I've often wondered
what happened to them, and now I think I know. Something in Florida's
dwindling water supply has shrunk the tadpoles.
If you go to Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs and squat down on the bank
of Rock Lake, or the Peace River, and drag your fingers through the shal-
low water near the shore, you'll not only startle lots of little minnows,
you'll stir up nests of tadpoles.
Now these tadpoles are so small you almost need a magnifying glass
to see them. The question that torments me is: What kind of frogs do these
tiny tadpoles become? Certainly not big bullfrogs, or even decent-sized
spring frogs.
When I was a kid you didn't have to go to Rock Lake or Peace River
in search of tadpoles. You could find them in any ditch with water in it.
Armed with BB guns for self-defense against water moccasins and rat-
tlesnakes, we boys roamed the main streets and back roads looking for deep
ditches.
We'd lean our BB guns against a tree or a barbed-wire fence and
unroll the seine we'd made from burlap bags and flower sacks. We weight-
ed the bottom of the seine, which would drag the bottom of the ditch, with
lead weights we borrowed from our dads' tackle boxes.
I would wade down one side of the ditch, my pal Mackie down the
other, and we'd drag the seine down the middle of the ditch between us.
After 15 or 20 feet it would get so heavy we'd have to bring it up. The seine,
which we'd dump onto the grass on the bank, would be filled with weeds,
tin cans, broken bottles, turtles, water moccasins, crawfish, minnows, baby
bream and tadpoles, some of which were six inches long and as big around
as Oscar Meyer wieners. We threw everything back except the moccasins,
which we shot, and the tadpoles, which we put in buckets of water and took
home.
In the garage behind my house I kept two No. 2 washtubs with an inch
of sand and grass in the bottom of each, five or six inches of water, and two
bricks for the tadpoles to sit on when they began to morph into frogs.
I examined them daily. Little legs would begin to appear as the tails
shrunk. Time and time again I looked forward to having a washtub full of
frogs, but it never happened. Overnight, it seemed, the creatures would
complete their metamorphosis, leap out of the washtub and hop off to wher-
ever frogs went in those days. Even putting boards over the tops df the tubs
wouldn't keep the frogs in. They got so big and leapt so hard and high they
knocked the boards off the washtubs.
The new generation of frogs coming up, judging from the tadpoles I've
seen in Rock Lake and the river, couldn't knock a toothpick off a match-
box. And their legs wouldn't rival those of a grasshopper, let alone those of
a Leghorn hen, as did the legs of the monster bullfrogs that used to be so
plentiful in Hardee County.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2006-07 Hardee girls soccer
season is nearly over.
The girls entered Class 4A-
District 10 playoffs on Tuesday
night. Results were not available at
press time. The girls were facing
Avon Park in a 7:30 game at


Braden River, host of the 2007
playoffs. Hardee had lost to the Red
Devils 2-1 early in the season and
battled to a 4-4 tie on Dec. 12.
In Hardee's only game last week,
the holiday rust was evident in the
first 15 minutes of the game when
Fort Meade scored three times,
reported second-year Lady 'Cat
coach Rob Beatty.


CAN'T CALL IT
A lot of things on my mind
CONFINED
To the County Jail doing time
Doors locked
Guards down the hall walk
Loud talk
Bunch of nothing really going on.
Days are long
People all here for doing wrong
From different places
So many faces
Heard it all, All kinds of cases
Alibis
To reasons why?
Some seem real, but mostly lies
Looking pale
It's just part of jail
And no sun in the cell
-Heath B. Sanchez
Hardee County Jail, Wauchula
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"Once we settled down, there
was no more scoring." said Beatty.
whose team had defeated Fort
Meade 4-2 just before the holiday
break.
"We've had good practices
Wednesday and Thursday, so I'm
very encouraged," said Beatty on
Friday morning.
He has a huge senior group lead-
ing the team into the playoffs. in-
cluding Christina Badillo, Cynthia
Briseno, Ramona Campos. Mandy
Cornelius, Melissa Hollon. Ashley
Islas and Maggie Rodriguez.
Added to the mix are juniors
Luisa Gonzalez, Kimberly Holt.
Esmeralda Martinez and Ana
Moric, sophs Daisy Escoto. Esna
Francisco, Marce Ramirez and
Lucy Ruiz, and frosh Vicky
Contreras, Erika Felix, Kristina
Garcia, Chelsea Goolsby, Abigail
Hernandez and Sara Lopez and vol-
unteer coach Julian Garcia.
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Leading the Lady Wildcats this year are captains (from left) Mandy Cornelius, Ramona Campos
and Kristina Garcia.
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Erika Felix, Chelsea Goolsby, Sara Lopez and Abigail Hernandez; (in back) head coach Rob Beatty, Ashley Islas, Ramona Campos,
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 14, a fight on David Court was reported.

Jan. 13, Bessie Mae Brown, 50, of 879 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula.
was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright on charges violation of probation (orig-



PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, FEBRUARY 01, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-02
George H./Norma M. McNary request approval of a Preliminary
and Final Subdivision Plat entitled Wagon WheelAdult R.V. Park
19.55MOL ac zoned F-R in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Bostick Rd
W of Hwy 17 17 33 25 0000 08150 0000
19.55MOL ac
E1/2 of SW1/4 of SE1/4 LESS Bostick Rd R/W S33, T33S, R25E

07-18
Santibanez Belisario/Adulfa Betancourt request approval of a
Special Exception for the location and setup of a single-family mobile
home dwelling on a .49MOL-acre-lot-of-record in the Town Center Future Land
Use District
On or abt S side of Apostolic Rd
E of MLK Jr Ave. 10 34 250000 07660 0000
.49MOL ac
Con SW corn N1/2 of N1/2 of NW1/4 of SE1/4 N 165 ft E 805 ft for POB E 130 ft
S 165 ft W 130 ft N 165 ft to POB LESS N 25 ft for R/W easement
S10, T34S, R25E

07-21
Jose Adan Castaneda requests approval of a Special Exception
for the location and setup of a single-family mobile home dwelling on a
.275MOL-acre-lot-of-record in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use
District
On or abt E side of Osprey Ln
N of Old Bradenton Rd 29 33 25 0000 02450 0000
.275MOL ac
Corn at SW corn of E1/2 of W1/2 of SE1/4 of NW1/4 N 89deg51minE165.75 ft N
00deg01minl7sec E 470.51 ft for POB cont N 85 ft N 89deg54min E 165.82 ft S
00deg01min43sec W 85 ft S 89deg54min W 165.81 ft to POB LESS 25.ft off W
side for St easement S29, T33S, R25E

07-19
First Assembly of God of Wauchula, Inc. by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Site Development Plan
to add a one-story 10,000+/-sq-ft multi-purpose building on 30MOL acres
zoned F-R in the Town Center Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of South Florida Ave
S of Stenstrom Rd 16 34 25 0000 05040 0000
30MOL ac
N 990 ft o NW1/4 of NE114 S16,T34S, R25E

07-20
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
of an Amendment to an approved Site Development Plan with conditions
granted on 04/06/06 for the swimming pool complex on 871.98MOL acres
zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Vandolah Rd
E of CR 663


187.96MOL ac S 2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of


04 3424000010010 0000
S04, T34S, R24E


AND 0434 240000 00100 0000
19MOL ac Com SW corn of Sec E 3224 ft for POB N 1002.42 ft S
57deg53min07sec E 1900 ft MOL to pt on S Sec line W 1656 ft MOL to POB
S04, T34S, R24E

AND 0534240000025500000
127.40MOL ac All E of rd R/W LESS N 2375 ft thereof & LESS order of taking
parcel no. 103 S05, T34S, R24E

AND 0834240000053700000
30.21MOL ac N 740 ft of Sec E of rd R/W LESS order of taking parcel no. 103
S08, T34S, R24E

AND 0934240000037900000
329MOL ac Com NW corn of Sec S88deg59min25sec E 3224 ft for POB S
88deg59min25sec E 1656 ft MOL S 57deg53min07sec E 527.63 ft MOL to pt on
E Sec line S 00deg24min44sec W 5153.20 ft N 88degl2min08sec W 2036.06 ft N
00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft N
88deg59min02sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09, T34S, R24E


AND
54.77MOL ac N740 ft of W 3224 ft


0934240000037700000
S09, T34S, R24E


AND 16 34 24 0000 7470 0000
123.64MOL ac Beg at NE corn S 00deg40min08sec W 2271.99 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 147.68 ft S 00deg40minl8sec W 309.86 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 1875 ft N 00deg40minl8sec E 2705.06 ft S
89degl2min08sec E 2023.06 ft to POB LESS S 40 ft rd r/w
S16, T34S, R24E

07-22
Cypress Point LLC and Semper Fi Developers LLC and
Semper Fi Excavating LLC by and through the Authorized
Representative requests a Rezone of 68.77MOL ac from R-2 (Two-Family
Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development)
2934250000090200000
68.77MOL ac--Cypress Point LLC
Com at NE corn of SE1/4 run S 00deg10min00sec E 50 ft to pt on S R/W line of
Whipperwill Lane S 89deg42min00sec W along S R/W line 99.68 ft S 176.90 ftto
SE corn of Lot 5 of Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview SID for POB run S 862.15 ft
S 74deg04min54sec W 274.20 ft S 14deg36min00sec E 480.01 ft S
83deg19min00sec W 1158.02 ft n 1609.85 ft N 62deg28min22sec E 288.17 ft n
00deg00min51sec E 510.99 ft N 28deg20minl8sec W 210.41 ft to pt on SE/ly
R/W line of SR64 N 62deg23min29sec E along R/W line 29.90 ft S
28deg23min28sec E 210.44 ft n 62deg27min00sec E 696.05 ft S 25deg47min
18sec E 113.17 ft N 62deg27min00sec E 64.03 ft S 25deg47min18sec E 212.62
ft N 62deg27min00sec E 159.04 ft N 89deg38min00sec E 43.75 ft S
00degl9min00sec E 790.12 ft S45deg10min00sec E 105.82 ft
N89deg42min00sec E 176.17 ft to POB LESS Com at SW corn of Lot 5 BIk A of
Hartridge Manor run S 62deg27min00sec W 30 ft for POB run N
62deg27min00sec E 150 ft S 27deg33min00sec E 150 fto S 62deg27min00sec
W 228.25 ft N 169.18 ft to POB W 26.60 ft subj to easement
S29, T34S, R25E
AND
00.65MOL acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development) 2934250000090400000
00.65MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Com at SW corn of Lot 5 Blk A Hartridge Manor SID run S 62deg27min00sec W
30 ft for POB run N 62deg27min00sec E 150 ft S 27deg33min00sec E 150 ft S
62deg27min00sec W 228.25 ft N 169.18 ft to POB W 26.60 ft subj to easement
S29, T34S, R25E
AND
02.15MOL acres from R-1 (Single-family Residential) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development) 29 34 25 0960 00001 0001


inal charges uttering a forged instrument and grand theft).
Jan. 13, Whitney April Rowell, 33, of 4532 Weston Court. Bartow,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of violation of probation
(original charge grand theft).
Jan. 13, Adam Robert Acuna, 35, of 615 Saunders St.. Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with possession of metham-
phetamine and loitering and prowling.
Jan. 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and a fight on Sally
Boulevard were reported.

Jan. 12, Avimael Velasquez, 27, of 3355 Waldon Road. Plant City, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging failure to appear in court
on charges of DUI and no valid license and failure to pay fines on convic-
tions for no valid license, attaching tag not assigned and unlawfully alter-
ing validation sticker.
Jan. 12, Donna Lynn Roberts, 26, and Letitia Beth Moseley, 26, both
of 1050 Makowski Road, Wauchula, were arrested by the countrywide
Drug Task Force. Roberts was charged with possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Moseley was charged with pos-
session of a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm with an altered
serial number.
Jan. 12, Sonia Aviles, 26, of 3863 Fussell Road, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a Polk County warrant charging her with
violation of probation (original charge possession of marijuana).
Jan. 12, Jarvise Antwan Baker, 17, and a 15-year-old Bowling Green
youth were arrested by School Resource Dep. Larry Cook and each charged
with affray and disrupting a school function. Baker was also charged with
battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. The
other youth was charged with resisting arrest without force.
Jan. 12, burglaries on Buck Drive and Blue Jay Avenue, a theft on
Rheem Road and a fight on Altman Road were reported.

Jan. 11, Tonya Renee Svendsen, 25. of 212 Goolsby St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on DeSoto County warrants charging her
with violation of probation (original charges possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia).
Jan. 11, Raquel Diaz, 34, of 691 Shaw Road, Wauchula, was arrested
by the Drug Task Force and charged with possession of methamphetamine,
possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence.
Jan. 11, Richard Esquivel, 39, of 1180 Doc Coil Road, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Pasco County warrant charging him
with failure to appear in court on a charge of obtaining property by worth-
less check.
Jan. 10, Jose Hector Sierra, 27, of Apopka and Rigoberto Francisco
Ramirez, 24, of 4636 Kelmar Drive, West Palm Beach were arrested by
Dep. David Drake on capiases charging each with conspiracy to traffic in
methamphetamine.
Jan. 10, Charley Milburn Murphy, 58, of 4610 E. Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging fail-
ure to appear in court on charges of criminal mischief, resisting arrest with-
out violence and assault on a law enforcement officer.
Jan. 10, Santos Alamia Jr., 35, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to pay a fine on a
conviction for domestic battery.
Jan. 10, a 17-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested by Dep. Joe
Marble on charges of order to take into custody (violation of probation).
Jan. 10. burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North and a theft on U.S.
17 North were reported.

Jan. 9. Angel Rodriguez. 36. of 4185 Sasser Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by detectives Matt Tinsley and Andrew McGuckin and
charged with grand theft, tampering with a victim, aggravated domestic bat-
tery with a domestic weapon. aggravated domestic assault with a deadly
weapon, armed robbery. two counts of kidnapping and two counts domes-
tic battery.
Jan. 9. Manuel Rangel. 22. of Peeples Lane, Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging failure to appear in court on
charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug parapher-
nalia and driving while license suspended.
Jan. 9. Sharon Juanita Allgood. 39, of 804 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on charges of possession of metham-
phetamine. introduction of contraband into a correctional facility andpos-
session of drug paraphernalia. She was detained on a capias charged her
with non-support.
Jan. 9. a residential burglary on Popash Road, criminal mischief on
U.S. 1North and a theft on Chamberlain Boulevard were reported.

Jan. 8. Jose Carlos Martinez. 26, of 518 E. Fifth St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation



0.630MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
That part of Lot 1 BIk 1 of Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview II being: Com at NE
corn of said Lot 1 run S 62deg27min00sec W along N line of said Lot 1 for
184.75 ft for POB S 62deg27min00sec W 167.60 ft S25deg47min18sec E
113.17 ft N 62deg27min00sec E 438.97 ftto pt on curved Wily R/W line of
Whipperwill Lane run NW/ly along said cur 47.41 ft (radius=246.19 ft, central
angle+21deg46min09sec, cord bearing=N 58degllminO6sec W) S
62deg27min00sec W 232.13 ft N 27deg33min00sec W 80 ft to POB
S29, T34S, R25E


1.010MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Lot 2, BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview II


293425096000001 0002
S29, T34S, R25E


0.51 OMOL ac Cypress Point LLC 29 34 25 0960 00001 003A
That part of Lot 3 BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview I being: Corn at NE
corn of said Lot 3 run S89deg38min00sec W along N line of said Lot 3 for
139.25 ft S 62deg27min00sec W along said N line of said Lot 3 for 42.63 ft for
POB S 62deg27min00sec W 229.11 ft S 25deg47min18sec E 106.29 ft N
62deg27min99sec E 159.04 ft N 89deg38min00sec E 43.75 ft N
00deg19min00sec W 22.48 ft S 89degl8min53sec W 27 ft N 00deg41min07sec
W 105.78 ft to POB S29. T34S, R25E
AND
02.99MOL acres from F-R (Farm-Residential) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development)
0.998MOL ac Semper FI Excavating LLC 29 34 25 0848 0000A0002
Lot 2 BIk A Hartridge Manor S29, T34S, R25E


0.998MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Lot 3 BIk A Hartridge Manor


2934250848 0000A0003
S29, T34S, R25E


0.998MOL ac Semper Fi Developers LLC 29 34 25 0848 0000A 0004
Lot 4 BIk A Hartridge Manor S29, T34S, R25E
and the approval of a Master Development Plan (MDP) for the development of
single-family and townhome dwellings to be known as Little Cypress in the
Rural Center Future Land Use District

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, FEBRUARY 15, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-02, 07-18, 07-21, 07-22

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 01:18,25c


of probation (original charges grand theft, two counts uttering a forged
instrument and habitual driving while license suspended).
Jan. 8, Jeanetta Estelle Miller, 22, of 14770 Hwy. 441, Okeechobee,
was arrested by corrections Ofc.Deborah Douglas on an Okeechobee war-
rant alleging harassing a witness.
Jan. 8, Rene Cervantes, 19, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Det. Jim Hall on a Polk County warrant alleging failure to
appear in court.
Jan. 8, a residential burglary on Buck Drive was reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 14, two Zolfo Springs youths, ages 14 and 13, were arrested by
Sgt. John Eason, and each charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
The older one was also charged with petit theft.
Jan. 14, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was reported.

Jan. 13, Arturo Abarca-Nava, 40, of 337 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on charges of DUI, using a license from
another state while Florida license suspended, driving with knowledge of a
suspended license and failure to notify Department of Motor Vehicles of a
change of address.
Jan. 13, Mario Humberto Rameriz, 48, of Alamo Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with exposure of sexual
organs and disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 13, Lillie Mae Gray, 22, of 115 S. Third Ave.,Wauchula, was.
arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with simple battery.
Jan. 13, a residential burglary on East Bay Street was reported.

Jan. 12, a burglary on South Seventh Avenue was reported.

Jan. 10, thefts on U.S. 17 South and K.D. Revell Road were reported.

Jan. 9, Julius Robert Merchant III, 19, of 311 Georgia St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a capias alleging failure to pay a
fine on a conviction for resisting arrest without force.
Jan. 8, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 14, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way, a vehicle stolen on
Dixianna Drive and a theft on Dixianna Drive were reported.

Jan. 11, Pedro Gomez, 34, of 825 W. County Line Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession of
cocaine, resisting arrest with force and battery on a law enforcement offi-'
cer.
Jan. 9, Ramiro Ramirez Jr., 33, of 5018 Poplar St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on a Polk County warrant alleging-
failure to register as a felon.
Jan. 9, a theft on West Main Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 13, Jose Angel Garcia, 19, of 2295 Gilliard Farm Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Reginald Jones and charged with possession
of marijuana, three counts possession of a controlled substance without a
prescription and reckless driving.

Jan. 10, Paul Anthony Romero, 31, of 923 Burnsted Ave., Fort Meade,
was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with resisting arrest without
force.

Jan. 9, a tag stolen on Poplar Street and criminal mischief on South-
Fifth Avenue were reported.


MAKING HISTORY


COURTESY PHOTO
Young Cody Spencer, 9, the son of Chris and Lisa Spencer of
Wauchula, is collecting victories with a variety of baseball
teammates. His Haines City Sharks 9-and-under AAU baseball
team recently claimed the second-place team trophy in the
Winter Nationals championship game. The team won several
games in route to the championship tilt, beating the Tampa
Stars on Dec. 27 and Brandon Panthers on Dec. 28, before los-
ing to the Bullets Gold. On Dec. 28 they beat the Tampa
Barracuda and the Orlando Bobcats. On the final day, they won
over the Orange County Outlaws and again faced the Bullets
Gold in a semi-final game. Spencer pitched four innings and
limited the Gold to only one run. In the championship game, the
Sharks faced the West Pines Nike Cobra and lost a 4-1 heart-
breaker. Spencer will continue with the Sharks as they play
weekend double-headers and tournaments in the 2007 spring
season beginning in late January. During the week, he plays for
the local Dixie Youth minor league Ullrich Pitcher Pump Rea
Sox. He played on the 2006 machine pitch All-Stars which won
the district title and played for the state title in July in Panama
City. He has also played for Team Menace from Polk City which
placed second in a three-day tournament in Dundee, and local-
ly for the 9-and-under AAU Heartland Regulators sponsored by
Veg King Inc. of Zolfo Springs. Wonder what his future holds!


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January 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C *


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


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
Musical Comedy Will Be Staged
Next Week: If the rehearsals of the
musical comedy revue "Gloria" are
of any merit, then the Junior
Woman's Club-sponsored produc-
tion will be a big hit here in
Wauchula.
The production will be held
tomorrow in the Wauchula City
Hall Auditorium. The cast of nearly
150 certainly have a show planned
for everyone.

Charles Taylor Dies Suddenly On
Monday: The community was
shocked Monday afternoon to learn
of the death in Tampa at 12:30 p.m.
of Charles Taylor, who died sud-
denly after battling an illness of
several weeks.
He formerly lived in Plant City,
but moved to Zolfo Springs in 1927
and then to Wauchula several
months ago and operated a packing
house there.

72-Year-Old Man Raises Chicken
In Hardee: Mr. F.H. Young, who
lives three miles northwest of
Wauchula, is 72 years of age, and
has a flock of chickens 450 strong.
Young's property is three acres,
and supports the flock just fine and
no one has seen a finer bunch of
white Leghorns anywhere. He
makes a profit of around $60-$70 a
month and could not be happier.

50 YEARS AGO
Music Festival Scheduled: The
Orange Blossom Baptist Assoc-
iational Music Festival will be held
at the First Baptist Church Sunday


afternoon at 3. Choirs from several
of the 30 churches within the asso-
ciation will participate.
In addition to the various age
group choirs, there will also be a
number of hymn players and direc-
tors to participate. The public is
invited to attend this Festival and
hear these various choirs as they
perform.

Kiwanians Enjoy Unusual
Banquet: An extra fancy banquet,
which included rose-petal jelly and
a score of other unusual foods, fea-
tured the annual ladies night of the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club held
Friday in Zolfo Springs.
A talk on some of his weird expe-
riences in the Pacific during World
War II by Clarence Tibado, of Lake
Wales, was another feature of the
evening. The banquet, was catered
by Tomae's, of Sebring, and includ-
ed several courses.

Mrs. Bennett Hostess To Home
Club: The West Hardee Club met
last Thursday at the home of Mrs.
Zola Bennett. The business meeting
was called to order by the president,
Mrs. Bennett. Devotional was given
by Mrs. Mazie Kistner.
Mrs. Lam, from Tampa, gave a
lecture on color schemes, after
which the meeting adjourned.
Refreshments were served by Mrs.
Zola Bennett.

25 YEARS AGO
Citrus Harvesters Fighting Time:
It was quite obvious this week that
the citrus industry was the hardest
hit by the freeze a week ago
Tuesday. But there were also indi-
cations that cattlemen were hard hit
as well.
Leaves on many of the citrus
trees were wilted as picking crews


$730 FOR PROJECT GRADUATION


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PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula last month present-
ed a check for $730 to Hardee Senior High Project Graduation.
The Dodge Division of Daimler Chrysler donated $50 to Hardee
Senior High Project Graduation for expenses involved in hosting
the event and an additional $5 for each demonstration drive
completed. Dodge Nitro, Caliber, and Mega Cab vehicles were
provided for parents to test drive and examine. English Chrysler,
Dodge, Jeep provided the vehicles, and volunteers from the
dealership were on hand to assist. From left are co-chairperson
Cyndi Norris, and Kevin Smith, English sales/community rela-
tions representative.





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scrambled to harvest the oranges
before they deteriorated. The gover-
nor provided relief by allowing
trucks to carry 10 or 11 percent
more boxes of fruit for the next 30
days.

County Planning To Widen: The
county's next road improvement
project is under way as County
Administrator Harry Lampe on
Friday began contacting eight prop-
erty owners along Altman Road
about the county acquiring the right
of way to widen it.
The portion of Altman Road
scheduled for improvements once
the right of way is acquired extends
from Doyle Carlton Road to
Highway 64A. It is currently 16-18
feet wide, and the county hopes to
have two 12-foot lanes of driving
surface soon.

Newell Middleton Sr., 77, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 15, 1982, in
Hardee Memorial Hospital. He was
born in Woodbine, Ga., but had
resided here since 1925. He is sur-
vived by two daughters, Juanita
Middleton and Girlene McWhorter,
both of Wauchula.
He is also survived by his two
sons, Ellis Middleton and Newell
Middleton. Services will be held
this weekend, Saturday, at the New
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, the Rev.
J.L. Gay officiating. internment will
be at Wauchula Cemetery.

10 YEARS AGO
Dinner Honors Schools' Best:
Hardee County School Board
employees who are at the head of
their class will be honored with an
appreciation dinner this week. The
dinner is sponsored by the Hardee
County Chamber of Commerce.
Worksite teachers of the year and
school-related personnel of the year
will be recognized. And from that
already-select group, a district
teacher and school-related person
of the year will be chosen.

Chris Esquivel Wins Hoop Shoot:
Chris Esquivel won the district
championship in boys age 10-11,
and will compete at the regional
tournament in February in Hudson;
he is pictured in the Jan. 16, 1997,
issue of The Herald-Advocate with
Wauchula Elk Bob Gill and District
Hoop Shoot Chairman Dale Young
of Lake Placid.
The Elks District Hoop Shoot
was held in Lake Placid on Dec. 14.
Six Hardee County students com-
peted. They were all champions on
the local level.

SFrosh Still Unbeaten: The Hardee
freshman basketball squad picked
up where it left off before the holi-
days. The ninth-grade boys fash-
ioned another pair of lopsided wins
last week, over district rivals
DeSoto and Sebring.
Coach Carl Coleman has a
wealthy talent which he uses effec-
tively, playing the entire bench of
his nine-man squad. The frosh now
stand at 7-0 and faced a pair of
rough road trips this week.


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COURTESY PHOTO
This is how the entrance to the park looked in 1988.

Man's loneliness is but his fear You can close your eyes to real-
of life. itv but not to memories.


-Eugene O'Neill


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CHAPEL
Chapel service had 132 people in
attendance. Pastor Gale Winning
was serving for Pastor Jim
Williams, who had a death in his
family. We want to send our prayers
and sympathy to Pastor Williams.
Special music by Bob and Sheryl
Conkle. Ushers were Milt Bement
and Minnie Hartman and Jim and
Donna Apple. Communion was
conducted by Bob and Vonnie
Bellis and Curtis and Jean Chaffin

NEWS OF INTEREST
At the ice cream social there
were 211 people enjoying ice
cream and cake, and then enter-
tained by Jo Marotta, who put on a
very good show. I forgot to mention
last week that the ham and rolls for
the Christmas dinner were supplied
by the Chapel here at Pioneer
Creek.
We want to send our prayers and


sympathy to Ray Porter and his
family for the loss of his brother.

'PIONEERS' OF
PIONEER CREEK
Nelson and Doris Sweetheimer
are from Jamestown, New York.
They have been married for 57
years. They have four children, five
grandchildren and five great-grand-
children. Nelson and Doris started
visiting Florida in 1987 and came
to Pioneer Creek RV Park in
January of 1988. When they
arrived, only five other couples
were here.
Nelson started the carving class
and was its leader for seven years.
Also at that time we had a very
active square dance group, and
Nelson and Doris were the leaders
of that group. For the first few
years at the New Year's Eve Dance,
Nelson would dress up as Father
Time and Jerry Flynn was the New


Year Baby. Music was provided by
playing records. Another activity
was brown bag bingo. Each person
would bring a $1 gift in a brown
bag, and when you would bingo
you got to pick one of the bags.
The Nelsons are here for six
months each year. They have had
the same corner lot since 1989. We
really appreciate our "pioneers,"
Nelson and Doris, and all the infor-
mation they gave to us. We didn't
have room to put it all in.

SHUFFLEBOARD
At the inter-park shuffle on Jan.
4, it was Pioneer Creek 20 and
Floral Lakes 4. In Lakeland on Jan.
4 Larry Brown took fourth in con-
solation and Ruth Brown took first
in consolation. Ruth Brown and
Roberta Day won the FSA State.
Championship at St. Cloud. Lou
Faulkner took fourth in main and
Mamie Morton took fourth in con-
solation Jan. 5 in Lakeland.
We will have a Ray Mangel
Memorial park championship shuf-
fleboard tournament this Sunday.

GAMES
Euchre on Jan. 4: first was Dave
Thompson, second was a tie with
Donn Rethlake and Grace Kinney,
third was Rudy Houser. Euchre for
Jan. 7: first was Tom Stamm, sec-
ond was Mary Kay Hite and third
was Denis LaChance.

COMING EVENTS
Don't forget the shufflers ham
and egg breakfast this Saturday,
starting at 7:30 and ending at 9 a.m.
Also on Saturday will be our'
spaghetti supper at 5 p.m.

The dog was created specially
for children. He is a god of frolic.
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NEW VETERANS PROPERTY TAX BENEFIT AVAILABLE!
Florida voters recently approved a constitutional amendment which
provides a property tax discount on homestead property owned by eligible
veterans. In order to be eligible for the property tax reduction, a veteran
must meet the following qualifications:

: Honorable discharge from military service;
Must be 65 years or older;
Must be partially disabled with a permanent service-con-
nected disability (all or a portion of which is combat-relat-
ed);
Must have been a Florida resident at the time of entering
military service.

If you meet all of the above qualifications, you may be eligible for a
property tax reduction. The property tax reduction would assist you in a tax
savings equal to the percentage of your combat-related disability.
Following is an example of how this will assist you if you have a 60 per-
cent disability and the assessed value of your homestead property is
$100,000.


Assessed Value
Homestead
Veteran Exemption
Taxable Value
Disability 60%
Discounted Taxable
Taxable Value
Discounted Taxable
Final Taxable Value


.$100,000
- 25,000
- 5,000
$ 70,000
.60
$ 42,000
$ 70,000
42.000
$ 28,000


In the example above, without the benefit of the veterans discount, the
property owner would have paid $1,234.33 in taxes, however, with the ben-
efit, taxes are reduced to $493.73.

In order to qualify, we need the following documentation:

Proof of age as of Jan. 1;
Evidence that the applicant was a resident of Florida at the
time of entering military service;
An official letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-con-
nected disability;
Evidence identifying all or a portion of the disability as
combat related;
Proof of the veteran's honorable discharge.

Other available exemptions are as follows:

Disabled veteran exemption -- $5,000 Widows and wid-
owers of a deceased disabled veteran (exemption is in
addition to above-mentioned benefit)
Veteran service-connected total and permanent disability -
Total Exemption
Homestead exemption Save between $441-$665
Widow's and widower's exemption $500
Disability exemption $500
Blind person's exemption $500
Total and permanent disability quadriplegic Total
Exemption
Total and permanent disability exemption (based on
income) Total Exemption
Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt"

SThe deadline to file for these benefits is March 1. Applications cannot
be accepted after this date unless there is an extenuating circumstance. If
yoti think that you may be eligible for any of these property tax benefits,
please contact our office immediately to discuss the issue.

We look forward to seeing you before March 1!

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
Case No. 252007CA000020
GARY HAZEL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BELL LOOS and GAUDENCIO
GOMEZ; if alive or if dead, and their
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other per-
ties claiming by, through, under or
against them,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
SGAUDENCIO GOMEZ, if alive or
if dead, and their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them
Post Office Box 134
.Seville, FL 32190
(Last known mailing address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 16, Town of
Ona, Section 33, Township
34 South, Range 24 East,
- Hardee County, Florida
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
JOHNW. H. BURTON of Burton &
Burton, P.A., Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or before
the 16 day of February, 2007, and file
the original with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter, or
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on this 10 day of Jaunary, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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It's easier to peel a hard boiled
egg that is still warm. If you allow
it to cool, the shell can stick to
the egg.

If you have a talent, use it in
every which way possible. Don't
hoard it. Don't dole it out like a
miser. Spend it lavishly like a
millionaire intent on going
broke.
-Brendan Francis


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
This is the day the Lord has
made; let us rejoice and be glad
in it... You are my God, and I will
give You thanks. You are my
God, and I will exalt You.
Psalms 118:24,28 (NIV)

FRIDAY
This is eternal life: to know
Thee, who alone art truly God,
and Jesus Christ whom Thou
has sent.
John 17:3 (NEB)
SATURDAY
(The Lord says), "I have called
you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep
waters and great trouble, I will
be with you. When you go
through waters of difficulty, you
will not drown! When you walk
through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up the
flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 42:lb-2 (TLB)

SUNDAY
I (John) write this letter to you
all, as my dear children,
because your sins are forgiven
for His (Jesus) name's sake.
I John 2:12 (Phillips)

MONDAY
If you want to live well, make
sure you understand all of this. If
you know what's good for you,
you'll learn this inside and out.
God's paths get you where you
want to go. Right-living people
walk them. easily; wrong-living
people are always tripping and
stumbling.
Hosea 14:9 (The Message)

TUESDAY
For I am sure that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor princi-
palities, nor things present, nor
things to come, nor powers, nor
height, nor depth, nor.anything
else in all creation, will be able
to separate us from the love of
God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
But the person who trusts in the
Lord will be blessed. The Lord
will show him that He can be
trusted. He will be strong, like a
tree planted near water that
sends its roots by a stream. It is
not afraid when the days are
hot; its leaves are always green.
It does not worry when no rain
comes, it always produces fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NCV)

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


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belong together.

Wouldn't it be neat to feel that way about your bank?
Good banking is all about good relationships. And that takes
one-on-one attention, open minds and a willingness to give more
than 100%/. It goes way beyond convenient hours (we have them)
and free online banking and bill pay (we have those, too.) It takes
honesty, commitment and good old-fashioned hard work. Just like
a good marriage. Only not as romantic.




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