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Grillin' & Chillin'

Photos Inside

... See 8C


The


107th Year, No. 10
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


46
plus 40 sales tax


S Thursday, February 15, 2007


It's County


COURTESY PHOTOS
On Monday night, these eighth-grade girls will be vying for the coveted title of Junior Miss Hardee County. The contestants are:
(front row, from left) Cindy Granados, Ashley Martin, Hannah Jacobs, Brittany Hines, Vanessa Garza, Courtney Buckley and Lacey
Garza; (middle row) Eryn Mahoney, Rubi Rivas, Oriana Martinez, Danielle Nicholson, Melissa Hartley, Christie Selph and Amy
Garcia; (back row) Kasie Hicks, Kyndall Robertson, Amanda Rigney, Allison Poucher, Christina Milby, Lauren Moore and Leigha
Trammell; not pictured is Jennifer Ligon.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A defendant who walked away
from his drug trial as jurors deliber-
ated his fate hasbeen captured and
placed behind bars once again.
This time he will stay.
Joe Paladin Johns, 30, of 9135
SR 64 W. in Ona, must have sur-
mised what the verdict would be on
that evening in mid-November.
And it was "guilty" on all five
counts: trafficking in methamphet-
amine, possession of oxycodone,
possession of alprazolam, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana and resisting arrest without
violence.
But Circuit Judge Robert L.
Doyel read the verdict aloud as
Johns' attorney, Julia Williamson,
stood alone at the defense table.
He then issued an arrest warrant
for Johns.
Johns had been facing a mini-
mum of 15 years in state prison
stemming from his arrest in March
of 2005. In December of that same
year, he posted a $74,000 bond to


Fair

By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Whether it is the pageants, mid-
way rides, games, food or livestock
events, the Hardee County Fair has
something everyone can enjoy.
This year the fair features nine
days packed full of entertainment
and events that will make it hard
for fairgoers to see everything on
the schedule. The events range
from the Miss Hardee County
Pageant to a Hula-Hoop Bull
Standoff, and cover just about
everything in between.
As is traditional, the Miss Hardee
County Pageant will kick off the
fair this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the
Agri-Civic Center. The contestants
are girls in the graduating senior.
class of 2007 from Hardee Senior
High School.
They are: Mandy Cornelius, Meg


Fime!

Hackney, Kaitlin Pridgen, Kalee
Barker, Jocelyn Skipper, Jahna
Davis, Brittany Tanksley, Cassi
Sissum, D.K. Davis, Summer
Hensley, Miranda Smith, Christina
Jena, Kaila Nix, Kelli Johnston,
Kara Keen, Whitley Sheffield,
Brittany Croy, Joy Williams,
Lindsey Moye, Sarah Mahoney,
Mavil Gonzales, Martina Martinez,
Danielle Hines and Chelsee
Watson.
Sunday will feature the annual
Kindergarten Princess Pageant at
2:30 p.m. in the Agri-Civic Center.
Contestants will be coming from
kindergarten classes from all of the
area elementary schools.
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday,
the gates to the fair officially open.
The exhibition hall and the machin-
ery exhibit will also be opening
See FAIR 2A


gain his release from the Hardee
County Jail while he awaited trial.
So, during his trial in November
.of 2006, Johns was free to come
and go from the Hardee County


Johns
Courthouse during recesses and
during the jury's deliberations.
And, on Nov. 16 sometime
between 5:13 and 6 p.m., Johns
chose to go.
Permanently. Or so he thought.
Johns told his lawyer he was
See FUGITIVE 2A


ELVIS LIVES!


Little Miss Hardee County is the fair's newest pageant. It will feature fifth-grade girls from the elementary schools across the coun-
ty. Those competing for the title are: (front row, from left) Errica Snelling, Deanna Sanchez, Ana Galvez, Brooke Conley, Lacy
McClenithan and Arissa Camel; (middle row) Dana Singleton, Marina Villafranca, Kaitlyn Shaw, Emily Rhodes, Kayleigh Johnson
and Lark Lukawski; (back row) Alexan Maddox, Aundrea Pace, Lindsay Clark, Mayra Rodriguez, Isabel Abel and Leah Weeks.


WEATHER
TMIE ffifi LYL BM
02107 77 40 0.00
,0208 76 44 0.00
02/09 78 41 0.00
02/10 76- 41 0.00
02/11 73 46 0.00
02/12 67 59 0.48
02/13 79 57 0.68
TOTAL Rainfall to 02/13!07 3.85
Same period last year 5.97
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Unlv. af Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds....................... B
Courthouse Report.........58
Crime Blotter 1C
Community Calendar.....3A
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup.....3A
Lunch Menus...............3B
Obits 4A
Puzzle 4B


Dispose Of Haz-Waste For Free

Landfill Will Accept Items Saturday Until Nbon


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The landfill will be holding its
first Hardee County Household
Hazardous Waste Day of the year
this Saturday.
The landfill hosts this quarterly
event to help homeowners properly
dispose of hazardous material at no
charge.
Hazardous waste can be taken to
the Hardee County Sanitary
Landfill, located at 685 Airport
Road about three miles east of
Wauchula and to the north of Main
Street between the hours of 8
a.m. and noon.
Each household is able to dis-


pose of up to 60 pounds of waste
for free.
Small businesses which generate
less than 220 pounds of hazardous
waste per month may bring their
waste on Saturday as well. They
will be charged at the prevailing
rates.
Items which should not be
thrown out with regular garbage
but should be saved for the quarter-
ly disposal day include herbicides,
household cleaners, pesticides, old
paint (especially lead based), aero-
sol containers, fluorescent light
bulbs, anti-freeze, pool chemicals
and photographic chemicals.
Old petroleum products, cell
phones, batteries or mystery chem-


icals in unmarked containers are
also acceptable on Hazardous
Waste Day. Bring newspapers and
aluminum cans for recycling as
well.
However, materials which are
not acceptable include explosives,
pyrotechnics, radioactive or infec-
tious waste, gas cylinders, flares
and ammunition. To find out how
to dispose of these materials, call
the landfill at 773-5089.
Do not miss the chance to get rid
of your household hazardous waste
for free on Saturday. The next
Hazardous Waste Day will not be
until May. For any questions, con-
tact the landfill at 773-5089.


COURTESY PHOTO
Get ready to swoon to the tunes as Elvis impersonator Carl
Bryant appears with the D.A.N.G.e.R. Band for a special "Elvis
Review" at the Historic Wauchula City Hall Auditorium, 225 E.
Main St., this weekend. Showtimes are Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and $5 for children 12
and under. Two hours of live music will feature The King's songs
from the '50s through the '70s


Fugitive Captured

He Fled During His Trial; Now

He Is Being Held Without Bond


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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 15, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
.Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


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"The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letiers
-should be brief. and must be written in good taste. signed and include a daytime phone
number.
SUBMISSIONS:
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ble-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines All items are subject to editing


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Long-time Wauchula businesswoman Catherine Davis "Cat" Roberts,
94, passed away Feb. 11. She began in the
grocery business with her late husband
'Martin Roberts at Roberts' Grocery
"I -i which later became S & S Suprex and
recently J & R Grocery.
S. Then Cat in 1970 founded Cat's
Corner, a gift shop which is still in opera-
'' tion today. Her business career spanned
. about 50 years. She was an active mem-
Ib 'er and leader of New Hope Baptist
Li Church for over 70 years. Her funeral will
-. be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the
: church, with Marcus Shackelford officiat-
ing.

Pecie Daniels, 94, of Wauchula passed away on Feb. 9 after a long
career as a midwife, business owner, community leader and a role model to
the fifth generation. She delivered about 650 babies.
She once ran for county commissioner and loved to grow a large gar-
den. For a tribute to her life written by Laura White with associated famiily
pictures look on page 10A. Her funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at New
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Wauchula.
See rest of Kelly's Column on page H1A.


FISHING ANYONE?


FAIR
Continued From 1A


their doors for the first time that
* day. The Cattlemen's Arena will be
hosting three events shortly after:
the rabbit show at 5:30, dairy show
at 6:30 and grooming contest at 7.
The Junior Miss Pageant will
also be held at 7 at the Agri-Civic
Center, featuring a field of over 20
contestants hailing from Hardee
Junior High School.
Girls competing are: Cindy
Granados, Ashley Martin, Hannah
Jacobs, Brittany Hines, Vanessa
Garza, Courtney Buckley, Lacey
Garza, Eryn Mahoney, Rubi Rivas,
Oriana Martinez, Danielle Nichol-
son, Melissa Hartley, Christie
Selph, Amy Garcia, Kasie Hicks,
Kyndall Robertson, Amanda
Rigney, Allison Poucher, Christina
Milby, Lauren Moore, Leigha
Trammell and Jennifer Ligon.
On Tuesday at 5 p.m., the gates,
exhibition hall, machine exhibit
and midway open. The ticket
booths will be having a "Midway
Special" where fairgoers can pay
$10 for 10 rides at the midway.
More livestock events can be
found at the arena on Tuesday,
including the poultry showmanship
event at 5:30 and the swine show at
7. Also scheduled for 7 is the Prince
& Princess Pageant at the Agri-
Civic Center. Contestants will be
coming from the second grades at
all of the county elementary
schools.
Always a favorite among the stu-
dents in the county is Children's
Day, which will be on Wednesday.
This means all youngsters, high
school and under, will be admitted
free. In addition to getting in for
free, bracelets can be purchased for
$12 for ages 12 and younger and
$15 for ages 13 and older. These, of
course, allow as many rides at the
midway as time allows.
The gates, exhibition hall,
machinery and livestock exhibits
will be opening at 2 p.m. on
Wednesday. The midway will be
opening at 3, giving students a
chance to get out of school and
have plenty of time at the fair.
Three shows are scheduled for
Wednesday at the arena. The live-
stock shows for the day are kicked
off with the breeding and heifer
show at 6, the steer show at 7 and
the beef showmanship event which
will be directly after the steer show.
The fair begins on Thursday at 5
p.m. with the opening of the gates,
exhibits and midway. There will be
another Midway Special for those
looking to get in some thrills before
the big livestock sale, later on in the
evening.
At 5:30 p.m. the Livestock
Buyers Dinner will be held at the
Agri-Civic Center, sponsored by
Farm Credit. Then at 7 comes the
culmination of months. of. hard
work for students involved in the 4-
H and Future Farmers of America
programs at the livestock sale held
at the arena.
The fairgrounds, midwaN and
exhibits open on Friday at the regu-
lar time of 5 p.m. Mrs. Hardee


County will be crowned at the-.
Agri-Civic Center at the conclusion
of the pageant featuring the married
women of Hardee County, which
begins at 7 p.m.
Contestants include: Penny..,
Johnson, Liberty Mushrush,
Lindsey Bennett, Sherri Johnson,
Brandy VanSickle, Maria
Cervantes, Sissy Evans and Olivia
Coronado.
If pageants are not your thing,
then a walk to the arena might be
just the ticket. Also at 7 is the annu-
al rodeo. It will feature harrowing
events such as Wild Cow 1illknig,
Bull Riding, Team Sorting, Baffel
Racing, Old Timer's Rop'ig, the
Hula-Hoop Bull Standoff, Calf
Doctoring and Mutton Busting
(ages 6 and under.)
Friday is also host to one of
Hardee County's student favorites:
Midnight Madness. Admission is
free with purchase of a $15 bracelet
after 9 p.m. until closing, meaning



PROUD PANTHERS


unlimited rides all night.
The fair will be opening earlier
on Saturday, at noon, for another
day of excitement. It is another
bracelet day, with bracelets avail-
able for purchase at the midway
from 12 to 5 and from 5 to closing
for $15.
From 12:30 to 3:30, help with
problem horses can be found in the
arena at Horse Training 101.
The Little Miss Hardee County
Pageant, the last pageant of the
Hardee County Fair, will be held at
4 in the Agri-Civic Center.
Contestants will be from the fifth
grade at local elementary schools.
Fifth-grade girls competing are:
Alexan Maddox, Aundrea Pace,
Lindsay Clark, Mayra Rodriguez,
Isabel Abel, Leah Weeks, Dana
Singleton, Marina Villafranca,
Kaitlyn Shaw, Emily Rhodes,
Kayleigh Johnson, Lark Lukawski,
Errica Snelling, Deanna Sanchez,
Ana Galvez, Brooke Conley, Lacy


McClenithan and Arissa Camel.
At the arena at 4 will be a band
playing a variety of Hispanic
music. This will be a prelude to the
Mexican-style rodeo that will also
be at the arena a few hours later, at
7.
The rodeo will feature Mexican
Bull Riding, a Hula-Hoop Bull
Standoff and Mutton Busting (ages
6 and under.)
Next Sunday will be the last day
of the nine-day Hardee County
Fair. The midway will be opening
at 1 p.m. with no gate admission
charge. The ticket booths will be
holding one last Midway Special,
called Buddy Day and providing
two armbands for the price of one.
Then, at the arena from 1:30 to
2:30, is Cowboy Church with its
horse training with a message.
This last day will close the week
of food, fun and excitement that the
Hardee County Fair brings each
year.


COURTESY PHOTO
Students in third through fifth grade who have earned the right to be called.Proud-Panthers at
Bowling Green Elementary School for their citizenship or academics are (front row, from left)
James Goodwin, Kevin White, Krysta Knarr, Jessica Lamaster, Jessica Gonzalez, Petra Calderon,
Vanessa Avila-Reyes, Rebecca Seay, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Angelica Gallegoes and Agustin Bravo;
(middle) Laura Guerrero, Giovanny Alvarado, Yuma Ortiz, Lillian Maldonado, Crystal Gonzalez,
Richard Pippin, Makayla Chancey, Gaby Garza, Caryssa Johnson and Logan Boyd; (back)
Principal David Durastanti with Telvin Frazier, Morgan Garcia, Guadalupe Gutierrez, Courtney
Alexander, Esteban Cruz, Genoveva Lopez, Juan Martinez, Roberto Escobedo, David Velasquez
and Assistant Principal Kathy Clark.


FUGITIVE
Continued From 1A


going to step outside to smoke a
cigarette. He never came back. He
never heard the verdict. But he
must have predicted its content.
The Hardee County Drug Task
Force began an immediate hunt for
the fugitive.
Sheriffs Maj. Claude Harris Jr., a
spokesman for the inter-agency
task force, said investigators
chased down reports that Johns was


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Man Overcame

20-Year Addiction To Drugs


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee 10th grader Matt George is looking for fellow teens
interested in fishing tournaments. The son of Steve and Judith
George of Bowling Green, Matt has qualified for the third year in
a row to compete in the junior state championships March 31-
April 1. He placed first in his club, the Junior Lakeland Hawg
Hunters, finishing the year with a win at the Jan. 27 bass tour-
nament at Crooked Lake in Frostproof. He had a total weight of
10 pounds eight ounces and also took the Big Bass trophy with
a catch of three pounds eight ounces. Anyone interested in
more information on the club or tournaments, call call him at
375-2590.








TeJ-lephonll86) 77-325




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Dear Editor:
'Approximately 25 years ago our
county came under direct attack. It
was not as abrupt as Pearl Harbor,
which was over in minutes and we
were allowed to recover, but this
onslaught continues. Unseen and
unheard it continues day and night.
Many casualties fall daily. I am one
of the lucky few who have survived
its deadly attack.
From the very beginning I was
made a prisoner, taken to the very
pit of this dungeon. I dug the pit
deeper every day, trying to find
relief from the torment of addic-
tion. Finally, after 20 years of this
torment, I lifted my head and
prayed, "God, deliver me from this
torment." Instantly, at that very
moment, I knew that everything
was going to be okay!
The prison and enemy that I
speak about is meth, crank, speed
or what ever you choose to call it. It
is still war!
Many of us have had casualties
in this war: husbands, wives, broth-
ers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grand-
pas and, yes, even grandmas. No
one is exempt from this war! Not
even babies.
Family fortunes, life savings,
jobs, homes, crops, automobiles,
and even our sons and daughters
college funds, not to mention week-
ly allowances for food to feed our
families, have fallen prey to this
enemy.
I could go on about the losses,
but you have experienced them and
can think of some of the ugly things
you have endured yourself. Not to
mention sexual misconduct that
causes other problems, such as dis-
ease and unwanted babies who
often are either aborted or abused
and neglected.
What I want to talk about is not
just recovery but outright victory


over this enemy. First we have to
admit there is a problem and that
we are no longer in control of it but
that it is in control of us. Then we
have to decide that we are no
longer going to tolerate it. However
there is a sacrifice.
The sacrifice is not one that we
have to make. It's one that we must
embrace. This sacrifice has already
been made.
. I have been delivered from this
addiction for 32 months now.
Although my health has deteriorat-
ed, I'm still pleased to be a func-
tional part of society. Not only have
I recovered, I will go on to do
God's will. I am currently a student
in Bible College and am to receive
my degree in March of this year.
Over the years I've seen many
who have tried to "kick the habit"
with very little success. Some have
turned themselves into local law
enforcement to become incarcerat-
ed for months or even years, only to
come out craving that which they
were running from.
Without the help of our Lord
Jesus this battle is futile. I'm not
the only one to have been delivered
from this awful torment. There are
others who have testimonies such
as mine. I urge them to step out and
tell of their delivery.
My name is Albert Juarez. My
family has been around since the
1950s. I attended high school at
Hardee High and college at Polk
Community. I consider myself to be
very blessed in this area. I thank my
Christian friends and my church
home, but most of all I thank God
for being patient with me all these
years.
For prayer of counseling call
863-773-5717.

Albert Juarez
Wauchula


trying to raise money to leave the
state.
Tips then grew cold, but the
Drug Task Force picked up the trail
again, placing Johns in Michigan.
Harris said detectives then
learned in January that Johns was
back in Florida, but avoiding
Hardee County. They learned he
had been arrested in Georgia in
December, and was using the alias
Shane Dillon Jackson.
Detectives contacted the Butts
County Sheriffs Office in Georgia,
where they were told Johns, as
Jackson, was arrested on Dec. 10
during a traffic stop on Interstate
75. Johns and another man were
traveling from Michigan to Florida,
they were told, and were found
with methamphetamine.
Johns remained in the Butts
County Jail awaiting his Jan. 25
court date there, where he accepted
a plea agreement calling for his
plea of guilty and a sentence of 10
years of drug-offender probation.
He was told to report to the local
probation office, but never did.
Armed with that information, the
Drug Task Force detectives picked
up his trail once again, mounting a
surveillance of Johns' close friends
here. Harris said task force mem-
bers monitored the friends and
intercepted phone calls.


nUNUR HULL
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School has reported that a
student was inadvertently left
off the Honor Roll printed in
last week's issue.
Third grader Matthew
Ledezma earned all A's in the
most recent grading period.
Congratulations, Matthew.

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


On Monday of this week, Johns
told his friends he was in Sebring
and needed a ride.
Drug Task Force members fol-
lowed the three friends :in their
truck as they drove into Highlands
County. There, Harris explained,
the Hardee County investigators
notified the Highlands County
Sheriffs Office Special Operations
Unit, putting those officers on alert.
Then the Hardee County Drug
Task Force intercepted one final
call. It was Johns telling his friends
to "come to Sonny's." As Hardee
County's, undercover officers
watched, Johns got into his friends'
truck in the Sonny's BBQ parking
lot.
As the men traveled south on
U.S. 27, a Highlands deputy con-
ducted a traffic stop near Sparta
Road, Harris said. There, the
Special Operations Unit converged
on the scene and arrested Johns
without incident, the major said.
Johns was transported back to
Hardee County on Monday.
On Tuesday, he was denied bond
at his first-appearance hearing
before County Judge Jeff J.
McKibben.--He now-will remain
behind bars until sentenced for his
original crimes.



Alexus Brooke

Boyette

Turns One!


Daughter of
Traver Boyette and
Leann Milam
will be one year old
Feb. 17th!







February 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


$5,000 Reward Offered



In Arson Of Camper


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $5,000 reward is being offered
Sfor information leading to the arrest
of an arsonist who set fire to a trav-
el trailer two weeks ago.
The camper was situated on
wooded acreage off Ollie Roberts
and Hendry roads, near Hardee
Lakes Park in northwestern Hardee
County. The property is owned by
Henry Kuhlman of North Miami
Beach.
Kuhlman had recently purchased
the land, and he and his wife
,planned to build their retirement
home on the site.
They placed the 21-foot
Coachman travel trailer on their


property on Dec. 29. They camped
there Jan. 24-27. But when they
returned on Feb. 6, they discovered
their camper burned to the ground.
Kuhlman described the camper
as deep in the woods. He said his
land is gated, and well hidden from
the main road.
He said only the travel trailer
burned. There was no sign of a
woodland blaze that spread to the
camper. He believes the fire was
intentionally set.
Though the fire was not called in
at the time, neighbors who have
since been made aware that it
occurred have remembered hearing
loud and strange noises coming
from the direction of the camper


late one night.
Kevin Shireman, an investigator
with the State Fire Marshal's
Office, suspects the blaze occurred
late Wednesday or early Thursday,
Jan. 31 or Feb. 1.
An arson investigation is current-
ly open.
The Florida Advisory Committee
on Arson and the landowner,
Kuhlman, are offering a total
$5,000 reward for information con-
cerning the arson and leading to an
arrest.
Shireman can be reached at (863)
679-4180.
Or, tips can be called in to (800)
638-3473.
Callers can remain anonymous.


Feb. 15 Varsity Softball Santa Fe Away 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 16 Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. HOME 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 Boys Tennis Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 20 Girls Tennis Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River HOME .5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 21 JV Baseball Frostproof Away 6:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 Boys/Girls Tennis Booker HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. Away 7:00 p.m..
Feb. 23 Boys/Girls Tennis Lemon Bay Away 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 Varsity Softball DeSoto Away 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 Boys/Girls Tennis Lake Placid HOME 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Avon Park HOME 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 Varsity Softball Braden River Away 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Auburndale HOME 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 01 Boys/Girls Tennis Palmetto Away 3:30 p.m.
Boys Weightlifting .Haines City Away 4:00 p.m.


COURTESY PHOTOS
,An investigator sorts through the rubble of a burned-out camper near Hardee Lakes Park. Arson
,is suspected.


This 21-foot travel trailer was placed on this wooded acreage
it was burned to the ground..


in late December. By late January,


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Northside Baptist Church
912 North Eighth Avenue
Wauchula
773-6947
*No admission costs*


Evangelistic Revival Meetings
Five Revival Services

Sunday, February 18
11:00 am & 6:00 pm
Evening music lead by
Joey Kirkland & Tony Stockton

Monday, February 19
7:00 pm
Music by Gulf State Quartet

Tuesday, February 20
7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21
7:00 pm
Music by David Spencer


Obituaries

MINNIE LOUISE ALBRITTON
Minnie Louise Albritton, 84, of
Zolfo Springs, died Tuesday,
February 13, 2007, in Sebring.
She was born April 8, 1922, in
Pelham, Ga. and had been a Hardee
County resident for 60 years. She
was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs, and a
homemaker.
She was preceded in death in
2005 by her husband, Lexton
Harley Albritton.
Survivors include two sons,
Lavughn Albritton and wife
Gladys, and Lex Albritton and wife
Alma, all of Zolfo Springs; two
daughters, Linda Fay Yeomans of
Avon Park, and Lorita Thacker and
husband Bill of Tampa; one broth-
er, Joe Thomas of Wimauma; 20
grandchildren, 32 great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great-grand-
child.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16 at First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs with the
Rev. Jack White officiating. Visi-
tation is Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
and burial will be in Paynes Creek
.-Cemetery.
.Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


PECIE B. DANIELS
Pecie B. Daniels, 94, of
Wauchula, died Friday, February 9,
2007, at Bartow Regional Medical
Center, Bartow.
Born Nov. 16, 1912 in Sconiers-
ville, Ala., she had lived in
Wauchula for 69 years. She was a
retired midwife and member of the
New Mt. Zion African Methodist
Episcopal Church in Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by a
granddaughter Pecie Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter,
Elzora White of Wauchula; two
sons, Alfred Daniels of Wauchula
and Charles A. Daniels of Cincin-
nati, Ohio; one sister, Elizabeth
Matthews of Wauchula; three
granddaughters, Rev. Ella
Edwards, Teresa White and Lenora
White, all of Wauchula; two grand-
sons, Barry White of Wauchula and
Alfonso White of Tampa; 10 great-
grandchildren; and eight great-
great-grandchildrein.
Visitation is tomorrow (Friday)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church, 1615 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at the church.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow



School Board
Changes Meeting
Because of the many Hardee
County Fair activities next week,
the Hardee County School
Board has changed its meeting
day.
The Board will meet on
Monday at 5 p.m. instead of the
usual Thursday meeting.
Regular meetings will resume
next month.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Are you so ignorant? Are you so
deaf to the words of God the
words He gave before the
worlds began? Have you never
heard nor understood? It is God
who sits alone above the circle
of the Earth!
Isaiah 40:21 (TLB)


FRIDAY
"With whom


will compare Me?


Free English
Classes Offered
There will be. free English
classes for those who do not
speak the language every
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Wauchula Hills Baptist Church,
615 Rainey Blvd.
Clases de Ingles gratis para
los Hispanos todos los Jueves,
6 a las 8 p.m., Wauchula Hills
Baptist Church.

Free Diabetes
Class Offered
A pair of four-week classes on
controlling diabetes are being
scheduled for Wednesdays,
either 9-11:30 a.m. for English
speaking clients or 1 to 3:30
p.m. for Spanish speakers. A
doctor's referral form is needed.
There is also a diabetic sup-
port group which meets at 5:15
on the third Wednesday of the
month. All are at the Hardee
County Health Department, 115
K.D. Revell Road (off U.S. 17
North), Wauchula. For more
information, call 773-4161 ext.
157 or 217.

Plan Now For
College $$$
A free statewide event on
obtaining federal cash assis-
tance for college will be held at
all campuses of South Florida
Community College, including
the Hardee location on U.S. 17
North. It is scheduled on
Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 5
p.m.
To complete the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid, parents should bring 2006
tax returns or W-2s and proof of
other income; Social Security
card, alien registration card or
driver's license and other infor-
mation. Financial counselors
will be available in both Spanish
and English. For more informa-
tion, check www.southflorida.-
edu/collegegoalssunday or call
773-3081.

FCAT Testing
Coming Up
A schedule of the Spring 2007
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test administration in
Hardee County is available. It
begins with various reading and
fifth grade math testing on
Monday, Feb. 26 and continues
with reading and math all that
week, including make-up days
on Thursday and Friday.
Science testing starts Mon-
day, March 5 for grades 5, 8 and
11, along'with additional reading
and math sessions and make-
up testing through March 9. For
details, check with your elemen-
tary, junior high or high school
office.


Who is My equal?" asks the Holy
One. Look up into the heavens!
Who created all the stars?
Isaiah 40:25 (TLB)
SATURDAY
As a shepherd leads his sheep,
calling each by its pet name,
and counts them to see that
none are lost or strayed, so God
does with stars and planet.
Isaiah 40:26 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Don't you yet understand? Don't
you know by now that the ever-
lasting God, the Creator of the
farthest part of the Earth, never
grows faint or weary?
Isaiah 40:28(TLB)

MONDAY
He gives power to the tired and
worn out, and strength to the
weak. Even the youths shall be
exhausted and the young men
will all give up.
Isaiah 40:29 (TLB)

TUESDAY
But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength. They
shall mount up with wings like
eagles, they shall run and not be
weary; they shall walk and not
faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (TLB)
WEDNESDAY
Fear not, for I will be with you.
Do not be dismayed. I am your
God. I will strengthen you, I will
help you; I will uphold you with
My victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (TLB)
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-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


THURSDAY, FEB. 15
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula. 8:30 a.m.
VHardee Senior High School,
school advisory committee
meeting, media center, 830
Altman Road, Wauchula, 6 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 19
VHardee County School
Board, rescheduled regular
meeting, Board Room (former
junior high media center), 200
S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 5
p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town Council,
regular meeting, Civic Center,
3210 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, 7 p.m.

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CATHERINE DAVIS "CAT"
ROBERTS
Catherine Davis "Cat" Roberts,
died at home surrounded by her
family on Monday, February 11,
2007.
A longtime Hardee County busi-
nesswoman she had owned and
operated both Robert's Grocery and
Cat's Corner for almost 50 years.
She was well known on Main
Street for her community involve-
ment. She was a member of New
Hope Baptist Church for over 70
years, where she served in many
capacities including General
Sunday School Secretary.
She was preceded in death by her
husband of over 40 years Martin P.
Roberts; one grandson, Steven
Martin Durrance; two brothers,
Charles and Oliver Davis of
Wauchula; and two sisters, Marie
Coston and Millie Autry of Stark.
' She is survived by one daughter,
Gloria Durrance and husband
Willard; one grandson, Kelly
Durrance and wife Elizabeth; four
great-granddaughters, Erica,
Rebecca, Shelby and Caroline, all
of Wauchula; three nieces; and
three nephews.
Services will be today
(Thursday), Feb. 15, at New Hope
Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with bur-
ial to follow in New Hope
Cemetery. Officiating the services
will be Marcus Shackelford.
Visitation was on Wednesday, Feb.
14, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the home
of Gloria and Willard Durrance,
5084 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo
Springs.
, In lieu of flowers donations can
be made in Mrs. Roberts name to
either New Hope Baptist Church
Sanctuary Fund, 1999 SR 64 East,
Wauchula, FL 33873, or Good
Shepherd Hospice, 320 N. Sixth
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

CHURCH AND PRAYERS Robert Chambers and Marilyn
We need prayers for Dee Castile family. Please pray for the
McVeigh and and other members of tornado victims and our military
the family, as there are three who personnel.
need our prayers. God knows who The sermon Sunday was given
they are. We also need prayers for by pastor James Stallings. The
Ty Moore, Ron Neverly, Curt choir sang the song. "When All of
Johnson, Valera Sviec, George God's Singers Get Home," and the
Proctor, Tom Hill, Ken Long special music was by Dan Yurovich


Obituaries


BONNIE MERLE HARDAKER
Bonnie Merle Hardaker, 67, of
Ona, died Friday. February 9, 2007
in Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 22, 1940 in
Bonifay and had been a resident of
Hardee County since 1959 coming
from Dothan. Ala. She was a mem-
ber of Ona Baptist Church, and had
been a cook for the Hardee County
Schools for 19 years.
Survivors include her husband,
Robert W. Hardaker of Ona; one
son. Herbert Thompson and wife
Victoria of Wauchula; one half-
brother, Steven Simmons of Char-
lotte, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth
Richardson of Wauchula; two
grandchildren, Joshua and Jesse
Thompson; one great-grandchild,
Laila Thompson, and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Ona
Baptist Church with Jerry Atkins
officiating. Visitation was one hour
prior to the service with burial in
Oak Grove Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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AIRLINE REDMOND BLACK
Arline Redmond Black, 80. of
Wauchula, died Sunday. February
11, 2007, at her home.
She was born Oct. 23. 1926 in
Orange Grove, S.C. and had been a
Hardee County resident since 1952.
She was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church, and was a cook for
Hardee Junior High School.
Survivors include two sons.
William Russell Wolfe Jr. and wife
Susan of Kodak, Tenn., and Roger
Paul Wolfe and wife Thelma of
Wauchula; one daughter, Lois
Katherine Oden and husband Wade
of Wauchula; one brother, Wilbur
Redmond and wife Betty Jean of
South Carolina; six grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim
Davis officiating. Visitation was
Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel. Burial is in Red-
mond Family Cemetery. Swansea.
S.C.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

CHARLES E. KLEIN
Charles E. Klein, 63, a lifetime
resident of Zolfo Springs, died
SWednesday, February 7. 2007 at his
home.
He was born June 6, 1943 in
Zolfo Springs. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs, a graduate of Hardee High
School and a U.S. Army Veteran.
He retired from the Florida
Department of Transportation after
30 years of service.
Survivors include two children,
Larry R. Klein and wife Sandi of
Nevada, and Elizabeth Johnson and
husband Tim of Wauchula; one sis-
ter, Myra Nell Conley of Naples;
three grandchildren; several nieces
and nephews; and best friend, Leon
Dickerson.
Services were held on Saturday,
Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs with the
Rev. Jack White officiating.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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Dori and Chuck Simmons, Enos
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and Ginnie has her sister Shirley
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from Michigan visiting.
The birthdays this week are Carl
Harmon, Deroy Love, Mary Ann
Drust, Janet Brown, Doug Culp,
Ben Bates and Fred Marquez. The
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The 50/50 was won by Anita
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We had fun playing euchre and
we had seven tables. The high man
was Sam Armstrong with 68 points,
runner-up was Ward Vermeulen
with 67 points, and the low man
was Ted Metherell with 41 points.
The high woman was Jean
Alexander with 74 and the runner-
up was Shirley Swisher with 73
points. The low lady was Eunice
Franks with 43. The most loners
was won by Herry Cassidy; he got
five loners. Under the table was
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CHARLES E.
KLEIN
Charles E. Klein, 63, a lifetime
resident of Zolfo Springs, died
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at
his home.
He was born June 6, 1943 in
Zolfo Springs. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Zolfo Springs, a graduate of
Hardee High School and a U.S.
Army Veteran. He retired from
Sthe Florida Department of Trans-
polil .tin after 30 years of ser-
vice.
Survivors include two- chil-
dren, Larry R. Klein and wife
Sandi of Nevada, and Elizabeth
Johnson and husband Tim of
Wauchula; one sister, Myra Nell
Conley of Naples; three grand-
children; several nieces and
nephews; and best friend, Leon
Dickerson.
Services were held on
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs with the Rev. Jack White
officiating. Visitation was from
10-11 a.m. Burial was in New
Hope Cemetery.



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Bonnie Merle Hardaker, 67, of
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2007 in Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 22, 1940 in
Bonifay and had been a resident
of Hardee County since 1959
coming from Dothan, Ala. She
was a member of Ona Baptist
Church, and had been a cook for
the Hardee County Schools for
19 years.
Survivors include her husband,
Robert W. Hardaker of Ona; one
son, Herbert Thompson and wife
Victoria of Wauchula; one half-
brother, Steven Simmons of
Charlotte, N.C.; one sister,
Elizabeth Richardson of Wau-
chula; two grandchildren, Joshua
and Jesse Thompson; one great-
grandchild, Laila Thompson, and
several nieces and nephews.
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AIRLINE REDMOND
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Arline Redmond Black, 80, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Feb-
ruary 11, 2007, at her home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1926 in
Orange Grove, S.C. and had been
a Hardee County resident since
1952. She was a member of
Oak Grove Baptist Church, and
was a cook for Hardee Junior
High School.
Survivors include two sons,
William Russell Wolfe Jr. and
wife Susan of Kodak, Tenn., and
Roger Paul Wolfe and, wife
Thelma of Wauchula; one daugh-
ter, Lois Katherine Oden and
husband Wade of Wauchula; one
brother, Wilbur Redmond and
wife Betty Jean of South
Carolina; six grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Oak
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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


A HEART
By GAUDENCIO RODRIGUEZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I am going to talk to you about someone
I know, my grandfather. His name is Arturo
Villisana. He was born on Dec. 15, 1939.
He is 67.
When he was growing up in Mexico, he
had a normal life. He like to play marbles,
on the swings, and freeze tag. He did not
have a lot of time playing with his friends
because he had to work. His family was
poor when he was growing up. He had to
help his dad work to bring food to the table.
For his hobby he started to collect goats.
People thought he was cute riding his little

(Lookin' Back)

horse with his dad into towns. People start-
ed to give him goats. He was only 4 years
old. He has a bunch of goats now.
One day his mother died. His dad did
not have enough money to buy her a coffin,
so my grandfather sold all his goats and
bought his mom her coffin. After time
passed, his dad remarried. He left my
grandfather and his other brothers and sis-
ters. My grandfather was like 9 years old,
and he had to work to bring food and feed
his brothers. He had 12 brothers and sisters.
When he was old enough, he went to the
United States and started to work. He had a


FOR MOM
lot of different jobs. He has worked in all
the jobs you can think of. He worked 24/7;
he never stopped working.
When he had enough money, he returned
to Mexico. My grandfather was single
when he went to Mexico. Then he saw a
girl he fell in love with on first sight. They
got to know each other, and the thing he
liked best about her was her name. She had
the same name of his mother, which was
Lola, and she reminded him of his mom.
They got married and had five kids.
He bought lots of land and started a
ranch. He said he liked to hunt in the moun-
tains for deer, rabbits and wolves.
When he was young, he would rather
work than go to school. My grandfather
stopped going to school when he was in the
sixth grade.
He was born in a house and still today
he is living in the same house he was born
in. His house has 14 rooms and two bath-
rooms. Still.now he works as a farmer and
has lots of animals and is in good shape.
I go every year and visit him at Mexico,
and go with him to his ranches and see his
animals
Teens Interview Elders comes. /ra a class
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.


February 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Softball Splits With Panthers


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Hardee softball season
got under way last week with a split
of games at Mulberry.
The varsity lost its season opener
16-7. while the JV picked up its
first win 8-3.
The varsity has three games this
week. There was a double-header at
home on Tuesday, when the JV
played at 5:30 and the varsity about
7:30. Today (Thursday) the varsity
girls journey to Lakeland to play
Santa Fe Catholic in a 4 p.m. game.
Tomorrow, the varsity girls host
Lakeland Christian in a 5 p.m.
game.
Next week is also a mix of
games. On Tuesday, it's a double-
header at home against Braden
River. Thursday is a trip to play
varsity-only at 7 p.m. at Lakeland
Christian. On Friday, Sarasota
Booker comes in for a varsity-only
game at 6 p.m.
"I'm very optimistic despite the
loss at Mulberry. The girls put in
strikes, but they kept hitting them.
At least, they didn't beat us on the
10-run rule," said varsity mentor
Liz Lenhart.
"The girls hit well," continued
Lenhart, citing a triple by Danielle
Hines, pair of doubles by Amber
Steedley, double and single by
Krystin Robertson and hits by
Chelsea Owens, Jamie Buckley,
Casey Johnson and Chelsey
Steedley.
"Getting them home was the
problem. We struck out and left
runners on bases, once with them
loaded." concluded Lenhart.
After a pair of strikeouts, Hardee
started with the Hines triple. She
trotted home on an Amber Steedley
double and Robertson followed that
with a single, leaving runners
stranded on the corners when the
final out occurred.
Down 4-1 in the top of the third,
Hardee plated a pair of runs. After
Hines drew a walk, Steedley and
Robertson smacked back-to-back
doubles. Robertson was stranded at
second.
Hardee added a trio of tallies in
the fourth inning on singles by
Buckley and Owens, a walk to
Chelsey Steedley and hit by Hines,
who was caught trying to come
home on a fielder's error.
Hardee's final score came in the
top of the sixth. Chelsey Steedley
drew a walk and raced home on a


Johnson double.
Other varsity players are Cynthia
Briseno, Bethany Lang, Lindsey
Moye, Lola Rivera, Lenora
Shoffner, Miranda Powell and
Kristina Garcia, who is back after
recuperation from a soccer injury.
Unfortunately, Powell was injured
after the game and expected to lose
a couple of weeks. Linda
Arrendondo is assistant coach.
Lenhart said she and JV mentors
Sarah Lenhart and Aimee Dellepere
were pleased with the start of the
junior varsity girls. "They were hit-
ting, and fielding with two hands,
which has been difficult to teach
them. I was pleased to see that," the
head coach said, who also appreci-
ated Powell stepping in to pitch the
junior varsity game.
Hardee opened with a pair of
scores. Alivia Daniels singled and
Kaitlyn Hanshaw doubled. Singles
by Heather St. John and Marisa
Shivers plated the first two before


the third out.
Hardee padded its lead with a trio
of runs in the top of the second
inning. Paige Clarke singled, Lindy
Rossman doubled and Daniels sin-
gled again. They all came in' on a.
Caitlin Chason double.
Two more runners crossed the
plate in the third inning. Shivers
opened with a single and Clarke
tripled, racing across home plate.
before the final out.
The final pair of scores came in
the top of the fourth on singles by
Chason and St. John, followed by
an error on a Shivers hit.
Hardee left the bases stacked in
the fifth inning after Halley.
Marshall, Rosssman and Daniels
all singled. The game ended when:
Mulberry only scored one run in
the bottom of the fifth and the game,
ended on the time limit.
Other junior varsity players are.
Kim Cason, Paige Avery, Kalee
Pella and Lucy Ruiz.-


The South Florida Beef-Forage
Program will be holding its annual
Small Farms Livestock Production
Conference at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center in
Sebring on Saturday, March 3.
The conference was designed for
ranchette or small landowners who
are considering the raising, man-
agement and production of live-
stock for pleasure or profit. Hardee
County residents are welcome to
attend, according to local extension
director Lockie Gary.
This course, "So You Want to be
a Farmer," was designed more
specifically for new or agricultural-
ly inexperienced landowners who
are considering some field of live-
stock production on their small or
limited acreage. It will help guide
them and provide them information
for making a more informed deci-
sion about what type of livestock
producer they may want to be.
The course will provide basic
information about all-the different
animal species as possibilities for a
small farming operation.
It also will explore some eco-
nomic and business basics of agri-


cultural production; look at special-
ty production and markets as possi-
bilities; give some basics on animal
health, buying healthy animals and
keeping them healthy; note the
pasture and forage requirements
before getting started, including
understanding different forage
species and their fertility and main-
tenance requirements; and discuss.
what considerations you will need
to make for fencing, housing, han-
dling and holding equipment for all
types of animal species.
Agenda topics for the day-long
conference will be Exploring tha
Possibilities, the 4 R's of Farming,
Specialty Markets, Animal Healtlh:
What You're Going To Need,'
Fencing, Pastures and Equipment.
Cost of the conference will be $
20 per person for pre-paid registra-:
tion by Feb. 16 or $30 for late reg',
istration received after Feb. 16. The
cost includes lunch and any pro-;
gram materials.
For further information or a pro-:.
gram brochure including registra-i
tion form, contact the Hardee'
County Extension Office at 773-'
2164.


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THE PRIDE OF BGE


Hardee Starts At Home Tuesday


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School recently recognized those students who have made the
school proud through their citizenship or academics. Honored in kindergarten through second
grade were (front row, from left) Yennifer Nunez, Martita Garcia, Ryan Knight, Maria Martinez-
Ramirez, Rachel Luviano, Heydi Ambriz, Tiffany Veldsquez, Zackary Durastanti, Aaliyha Sanchez,
Alejandra Ramirez, Terrance White, Angela Velasco and Lorena Alvarado; (middle) David
Espinoza, Abigail Maya, Miqueas Herrera, Daisy Calvillo, Matthew Laker, Alexis McBride, Veronica
Castillo, Enrique Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Aaron Maldonado, Hannah Revell, Brianna Waters,
Daniel Mitchell, Austin Purser and Alma Cruz; (back) Assistant Principal Kathy Clark with Jorge
Reyes, Khrystian Jim6nez, Virdiana Correa-Marian, Carlos Camacho, John Juarez, Antwaun
Donaldson, Kaitlin Stewart, Chris Rivera, Jazmine Rodriguez, Savonte Williams, Briseyda
Molinero, Fernando Nunez and Principal David Durastanti.


MLK HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday was celebrated nation-
ally on Jan. 15, with numerous
activities at the local level.
There were church services, a
parade and, culminating the
day, a fun-filled celebration at
Magnolia Manor Park. The
park event was produced in a,
joint effort by Magnolia Manor
Park Inc., the Martin Luther
King Jr. Holiday Committee,
and many other community
supporters. Activities included
various vendors who provided
a delicious mix of food and
drinks, including the Masonic
Lodge and Anthony Cook Grill
to name a few. Music, provided
by Otis Blandin Entertainment,
filled the air and created a fes-
tive climate for dance events,
sports games and playtime for
small children. Top photo
shows Jeanet Daniels enjoying
the day with the kids; in the
middle photo are Lee Thomas
and little one having fun; and
the bottom photo shows
Darlye Cook (left) and Mae
Robinson checking out the
activities.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The He1 r-ld-Advocate
With la.: week's tournament and
another this week, the Hardee
Wildcat nine will be ready for the
season home opener on Tuesday.
The 'Cats have back-to-back
home contests next week, taking on
Braden River on Tuesday and
Frostproof on Wednesday. Home
games are at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Field
off Doyle Carlton Road west of
Wauchula.
They continue on home turf with
a Feb. 27 game vs. Avon Park and
another Feb. 28 vs. Auburndale.
The first road game is Friday,
March 2. at DeSoto.
This week, Hardee is on the road
to Lake Wales for three Highlander
Tournament games. In the Haines
City. McKeel Academy, Hardee
group, the Wildcats played on
Monday against Haines City and
on Wednesday evening against
McKeel. Depending on its record,
Hardee will play tomorrow (Fri-
day) against one of the group which
includes Frostproof, Fort Meade
and Lake Wales.
"It is an opportunity to continue
to find ourselves. It doesn't matter
so much who the opponent is. We
have seven spots to fill with seven
new starters. It will be a long
process. This is the first time in
years we've had so many spots to
fill," said head coach Steve,Rewis.
He and assistants Brian Alexy
and David Beumel began the
process last week when the
Wildcats hosted the Hardee
Diamond Classic on Tuesday and
Thursday.
In Tuesday's early game,
Auburndale took the measure of
Fort Meade in a 16-4 win. Lake
Wales downed Hardee 12-2 in the
late game.
On Thursday. Hardee nipped Fort
Meade 4-3 in eight innings in the
afternoon game, and Auburndale
nicked Lake Wales 4-3 in the night-
cap.

LAKE WALES 12, HARDEE 2
Each team put a run on the board
in the first frame. The Highlanders
got theirs when leadoff batter Josh
Stoudmire singled to right field,
stole second, went to third on a
wild pitch and flew home on an
Aaron Priestes hit up the middle.
Hardee with a Will Krause score.
He was safe when the shortstop
bobbled his hit. He stole second
while younger brother Ben was at
bat and went to third on a fielder's
choice groundout from the bat of
Jacob Benavides. He scores on a
wild pitch when Briant Shumard
was at bat. Shumard drew a walk
but a strikeout ended the inning.
Lake Wales continued to tee off
on Hardee pitching, plating a pair
of runs in the second stanza, a trio
of tallies in the third and two more
in the fourth.
In the fifth inning, Hardee held
Lake Wales to three up, three down
and proceeded to get a rally going.
Will Abbott singled and Benavides
dropped a double into right center
field just out of the reach of the
centerfielder. Jeremy Hollenbeck
went in as courtesy runner for then
pitcher Benavides. A sacrifice fly to
right field by Cody Gullatt was
deep enough to bring Abbott home.
Lake Wales picked up its final
four runs in the top of the sixth
before reliever Carl Basey was able
to shut the Highlanders down.
Hardee went down in order in the
home half of the inning to end the
game 12-2 on the 10-run rule.
"Our biggest problem was that
we couldn't get off the field. We'd
get two outs and then errors would
keep us out there. When we took
care of the ball, we could get them
out immediately," said Rewis.

HARDEE 4, FORT MEADE 3
Hardee had the early game on
Thursday due to travel commit-
ments, which were easier for the
Miners and home team Wildcats.
Jake Spencer, Dan Timmons and
Kaleb Saunders combined to pitch
a gem of a game.
In the top of the first Spencer got
back-to-back groundouts. Trevor
Spears was safe on an error but was
out moments later trying to steal
second. For Hardee, Will Krause
singled to left field, Gullatt drew a
walk and both advanced on a
Benavides fielder's choice.
Shumard was hit to load the bases
and Justin Painter also drew a walk
and got an RBI as he scored Krause
to come home. Hardee was up 1-0.
The Miners tied the game in the
top of the third on a Daughtry hit


and RBI hit by Austin Helms. It
was 1-1.
The game rocked along until the
sixth inning when Fort Meade plat-
ed another runner. Selph and
Coulter hit back-to-back singled
and Selph crossed home plate on an
error on a Chase Woods hit.
Hardee knotted the game at 2-2
with a score in the bottom of the
seventh, and usually final inning.
Timmons singled, advanced on a
Ben Krause sacrifice and raced
home on a Will Krause hit.
Fort Meade tried to capitalize in
the top of the eighth, taking a pair


of walks and an error to bring
Trevor Spears home.
Down 3-2, it was time for Hardee
heroes. Benavides drew a walk.
Shumard followed that with a hit
up the middle. Both crossed home
plate when Cody Green doubled to
bring them.in and win the game 4-
3.
Rewis was pleased at both the


pitching and hitting of his young
team. The only players who are
playing the same position as last
season are Will Krause and
Benavides. Shumard has moved
from left to center field. The 'Cats
have a solid bullpen with Krause,
Benavides, Basey, Spencer, Tim-
mons, Saunders and Painter, who is
also needed to anchor first base.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Mostly mild weather during the week of February 5 through 11 helped
vegetables recover from the recent rain, wind, and cold damage. However,
freezing temperatures in the Panhandle and some northern Peninsula local-
ities retarded the growth of grasses and small grains. Temperatures for the
week in the major cities averaged from one degree above normal in Miami
to five degrees below normal in Orlando. Most daytime highs were in the
60s and 70s with Miami, West Palm Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale recording at
least one high in the 80s. Some southwestern and southern Peninsula areas
recorded from a quarter inch to about an inch of rain for the week.
Elsewhere, only a few areas reported traces of rain with most localities
recording no measurable rain for the week.

FIELD CROPS
Cold temperatures at freezing levels stopped the growth of most small
grains and pastures in the Panhandle and some northern Peninsula areas.
However, some land preparation for field crop planting started in a few
Panhandle localities. Last week's freezing temperatures singed the leaves of
some sugarcane around Lake Okeechobee with milder weather during this
week aiding recovery. Sugarcane harvesting remained active this week. Soil
moisture supplies were rated mostly adequate in the Panhandle and central
Peninsula region and mostly short over the northern and southern Peninsula.
Washington, St. Lucie, and Dade counties reported some spots with very
short soil moisture while Madison and Marion counties reported a few areas
with surplus soil moisture. Union County reported a few localities with very
short soil moisture and a few with surplus moisture.
Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
Rating week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 12 10 0 12 15 0
Short 42 35 5 44 35 10
Adequate 40 40 80 38 40 85
Surplus 6 15 15 6 10 5
VEGETABLES
Mostly mild weather over the central and southern Peninsula helped
vegetables to recover from last week's cold, rainy conditions. The cold blis-
tered and burned the leaves of some leafy crops in the northern Peninsula
and around Lake Okeechobee with most expected to grow out of the dam-
age. Some cabbage, mixed vegetables, and recent potato plantings showed
significant damage from the heavy rains in the Immokalee area. Some
radish plantings were flooded by the recent rains. During the week, ground
preparations and planting for spring crops continued in the central and
southern Peninsula areas. Some producers replaced pesticides on older
crops that were recently washed away. Strawberry picking continued
around Plant City, Dover, Starke, and Wauchula. Cabbage cutting remained
active with producers trying to satisfy the mid-March holiday demand.
Growers also harvested snap beans, celery, sweet corn, eggplant, endive,
escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, and tomatoes
during the week. Fall crop cucumber harvests are virtually done as market-
ing of imports increased.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, pasture condition is mostly poor to fair. In the Panhanale
area, pasture condition is very poor to excellent with most.in good condi-
tion. Cold and freezing temperatures in the Panhandle and some northern
Peninsula localities are retarding the growth of grasses and small grains.
Recent rains are beginning to fill ponds. In the northern areas, pasture con-
dition is very poor to fair due to cold temperatures over the past several
weeks. In the central areas, pasture condition is poor to fair with most in fair
condition. In the southwest areas, pasture condition is mostly poor due to
very short soil moisture. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very poor
to excellent with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 5
Poor 5 10 40 30
Fair 60 45 40 55
Good 29 40 10 10
Excellent .1 0 5 0
CITRUS
Temperatures were moderate but remained cool during most of this
week. Highs were mostly in the low to mid 70s with lows in the low 40s in
the mornings. The northern-most citrus areas reported one morning in the
mid 30s. There was virtually no rainfall recorded in citrus counties during
the week; however, lakes and canal levels are reported as adequate follow-
ing the rainfall amounts of the previous week. Reports of bloom on orange
varieties continue with all citrus-growing areas showing various stages of
bloom. Early and midseason orange and late tangerine harvest continued
strong. Navel oranges have decreased in movement as grapefruit harvest for
domestic and export market increased. Grove activity included irrigation
equipment repair, maintenance topping and hedging, fertilizing and har-
vesting.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop | Jan 28 | Feb04 | Feb11
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 27 12 8
Early and Mid oranges 5,083 4,607 4,273
Valencia 1 4 10
Grapefruit 1,033 1,061 1,426
Sunburst Tangerines 3 2 0
Honey Tangerines 107 89 114
Tangelos 92 65 33
Temples 44 30 41


Letter To The Editor

Pet Should Be Treated

Like A Member Of Family


Dear Editor:
I kept putting it off on taking my
Yorkie to the vet because I had no
idea what he would tell me. I just
went on the Internet and looked for
things that I thought might be
wrong.
In other words I was diagnosing
her myself (bad thing to do, I
learned). Now my baby will more
than likely be on medication the
rest of her life.
Dr. Ross Hendry actually saved
my Yorkie, and for now she is on a
prescription food diet. If you sus-


pect something is wrong with your
pet and you love her or him, pleases
do the right thing and have your pet
checked by a veterinarian of your
choice.
Dr. Hendry is a wise and smart
man and will tell you if possible the
result of your pet. Please do not
wait until it is too late to find out.
No matter what your pet may be,
it should be treated like a family
member, loved and kept well. God
bless you.
Millie Freeman
Wauchula






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE
Case No. 25 2007 CP 000010
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CHARLES KIRK /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
Charles Kirk, File Number
252007CP000010, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 8, 2007.
Peggy Kirk Hall
Personal Representative
22913 Sandusky Road
Marysville, Ohio 43040
J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL, II, ESQ.
Post Office Box 1748
Wauchula, FL 33873
863.773.4449
Florida Bar# 869791
Attorney for Petitioner
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000062
AMANDA J. MINK
JAMES J. MINK,
Petitioner
and
ENRIQUE A. GOMIS,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ENRIQUE A. GOMIS
3031 NE 11th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
JAMES & AMANDA MINK, whose
address is 404 N. 10th Ave Wauchula,
FL 33873 on or before March 2, 2007,
and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417
W. Main St., Room #202, Wauchula,
FL 33873, before service on,Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approval Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida.
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of


pleadings.
Dated this 30 day of January, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
"If you are a person with a disability,
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no cost to you,
to the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Action, if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711."
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HJHS Teams Close With Wins Brookside Bluff News
.By Mary Stock


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee Junior High School
basketball teams won their final
games.
The girls downed Hill-Gustat 31-
28 and nipped Lake Placid 27-26 in
their final pair of outings, while the
boys went to Sebring on Monday
evening and beat Heartland
Christian 47-25.
The wins culminate a learning
season for both squads, who battled
at times to one- or two-point losses
before getting their final victories.
Hardee girls had a pair of road
games before the final home action.
The travel games were quite differ-
ent as the girls lost 34-10 to peren-
nially strong Sebring and won 31-
28 at Hill-Gustat.
Against Sebring, Yesenia Vargas
scored six points, Elvira Servin
added four and Daisha Blandin had
a pair of opportunities at the free
throw line in a game in which few
fouls were called, a total of six on
Hardee, and only three on Sebring.
It was different at Hill-Gustat
where both teams were called for
numerous infractions. Hardee
trailed 6-4 at the end of the first
period and 13-7 at halftime, but
came back with 14 second-half
points to knot the game at 21-all at
the end of regulation.
Free throws dominated the two
overtime sessions, but Hardee also
landed a pair of deuces to finish
with the 31-28 win.
Two Hill-Gustat girls had the
bulk of the Golden Eagles' scoring,
with 16 and 10 points respectively.
For Hardee. Vargas led with nine,
followed by Servin with five,
Yvette Cisneros and Paige Massey
four apiece. Kara Norris three and
Savannah Hagans, Courtney Buck-
ley and Ali Holle each two points.
The Hardee girls had another
thriller at home on Feb. 8, nipping
Lake Placid 27-26.
Hardee led 11-7 after the first
period, but dropped behind 17-14 at
halftime. Lake Placid maintained
its three-point advantage 24-23
after three quarters, but Hardee shut
Lake Placid down and scored six
points in the final period to claim
the 27-26 win.
Servin had a game- and season-
high 15 points for the junior Lady
Wildcats. Cisneros chipped in with
nine, Buckley two and Artrice
Hines one point. Also getting some
time on the court in their final
2006-07 game were Hagans, Lacey
Garza, Kate Krause, Norris, Vargas,
Massey, Holle and Summer Palmer:
Meanwhile. the junior high b6s
lost 42-34 to Hill-Gustat affd 40-36
to Lake Placid before beating
Heartland Christian.
Against Hill-Gustat, Hardee
overcame a poor first quarter to be
within two points at both halftime
and the end of the third period. A
late surge by the Golden Eagles
gave them the 42-34 win.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2006-CA-555
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE L. MONTOYA, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s) /
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, pursuant
to an Order or Final Judgment
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered
on February 5, 2007 in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the HARDEE
County Courthouse, North Front.
Steps 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 at 11:00
a.m., on the 28 day of February, 2007,
the following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 10, IN BLOCK A, OF F.L.
REVELL FIRST ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 47, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 804 9TH AVE S.,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.


ENTERED
Florida, this
2007.


at HARDEE County,
5th day of FEBRUARY,


B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
(2) working days of your receipt of
this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
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For the junior 'Cats. Keshawn point.


Rivers put triple treys and a deuce
in the hole for 11 points. Scott
Donaldson added 10 points. Tre'
Anderson and Jarrius Lindsey each
four, Kalan Royal three and
Quinton Carlton one point.
Against Lake Placid. it was a
similar slow start, followed by
catch-up hoops. A furious fourth-
quarter charge came up short in the
40-36 loss.
Anderson topped Hardee with a
baker's dozen, his 13 points com-
ing in the second half, 11 in the
fourth period. Donaldson con-
tributed seven, Royal five, Andrew
Hooks and Deonte Evans each four,
Lindsey two and Jake Maver one


The season finale against Heart-
land Christian was a good conclu-
sion for the junior Wildcats who
got every player in the scoring col-
umn. Coaches Carl Coleman and
Bryan Pelham cleared the bench in
giving everyone some playing
time.
Rivers put in seven points.
Anderson and Lindsey each six.
Royal and D'Vonte Hooks each
added four points and Kyle Bodeck
three. Donaldson. Andrew Hooks,
Jajuan Hooks. Justin Bromley.
Carlton. Dylan Justice. Evans and
Dillon Rabon each had two points
and Mayer hit one-of-two free
throws.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Zachary Durastanti respectfully holds the American Flag during
Sre-game ceremonies at the home Hardee Junior High School
games.





This is an orange cat, a young adult with a great
personality. She would make a super pet.


Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of
the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that
desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road,
Wauchula, at the county landfill.





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The latest show at Brookside
Bluff on Feb. 3 appeared at first to
be starring a presidential hopeful.
Much to the audience's relief, Chris
Michaels clarified that although he
bore a strong resemblance to the
former mayor of New York, he was
not Rudolph Giuliani.
Looking very striking in his tuxe-
do, Michaels started his perfor-
mance by playing the turkey baster.
The audience was astonished to
hear music from this cooking tool.
He proceeded to play the banjo, the
guitar, the accordion, the saw and
the Helikon (known as a button
box). Some of the songs were "Are
You From Dixie," "The Beer Barrel
Polka" and "Moon River."
Dressed in a grass skirt and play-
ing the bagpipes, Michaels played
"Scotland the Brave." Michaels
was happy to be appearing at
Brookside Bluff but often lamented
that he could have been on a cruise,
which was met by laughter from
the audience.
The fantastic meatloaf dinner
was the work of Jane Martin and
her committee, Dolly Gray, John
Graf, Betty Powers, Jim Powers,
George Lawson and Sharon
Lawson. We called this dinner
committee "The Magnificent
Seven" since they did an excellent
job on food preparation and serv-


ing.
The menu was meatloaf, mashed
potatoes; cole slaw and carrots.
Apple crisp with ice cream com-
pleted the meal.
The kitchen crew shared experi-
ences of their first year with this
reporter. Brookside Bluff's stove
was in need of replacement. The
baked potatoes and meatloaf were
not finished cooking on time. The
kitchen crew made many hurried
trips to their homes to use their own
microwaves andovens. In spite of
this, their first dinner was on time
and delicious.
At our table was Jerry Smith,
who had caught a 79-inch black-fin
shark at the beginning of February.
The shark weighed over 100
pounds.
Jerry said that it took over an
hour to land the shark. This
required the help of all of the crew
oni the boat. He was a passenger
on a 33-foot Paradise Fishing
Charter, owned by his son, Gary
Smith. The boat was in the Gulf of
Mexico, about 25 miles out;
Although the water was choppy;
Jerry enjoyed this once-in-a-life'
time experience. The tremendous
fight of a shark that was over 6-1/2
feet long will never be forgotten
Congratulations, Jerrm!


COURTESY PHOTO
The dinner crew laughs and jokes with entertainer Chris
Michaels. Shown (from left) are Jim Powers, Betty Powers, Jan6
Martin, Michaels, Dolly Gray, Sharon Lawson and George
Lawson




On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session todaE
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex q
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate excent for
advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. One request is for approval o
a subdivision plat on 19.55 acres for Wagon Wheel Adult RV Park o01
Bostick Road off U.S. 17 North. Another is for a rezone of more than 7(
acres west of Whippoorwill Lane off SR 64 West for a planned unit devel
opment of mixed residential classifications. 8:35 a.m.
Public hearing-Ordinance 07-08 disallowing all terrainvehicles or
certain county roads, 9 a.m.
Pet Friendly Emergency Shelter Plan, Rich Shepard, 9:15 a.m.
Public Hearing-ordinance amending the impact fee ordinance<
exemptions, 9:30 a.m. Resolution approving the Impact Fee Procedure,
Manual, 10:15 a.m.
Public Hearing-closure of an alleyway in Ona, 10 a.m, "
Modifications on three planned public potable water-supply wells
for the Wauchula Hills treatment facility, 10:30 a.m.
bids for printing delinquent tax listings.
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.


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February 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Locals Help Tornado Victims


By PENNY JOHNSON
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Nine local people headed out to
Lady Lakes just a day after killer
tornadoes ripped through parts of
Florida. In a relief effort, they
brought with them a trailer full of
supplies and hearts full of compas-
sion.
On Feb. I at 3 a.m. the tornadoes
touched down, destroying many
homes in their path and leaving 20
dead.
Many people came out in a joint
effort to offer their support by
preparing hot meals and giving
away bags of groceries. The min-
istries represented from Hardee
County were Faith Temple and
Soul Harvest, and World Harvest of
Avon Park.


Television crews swarmed the
town in hopes of capturing footage
that would allow everyone to see
the total devastation.
Even public officials came to
show the victims that help was on
its way. Gov. Charlie Crist, Sen.
Bill Nelson and Bob Martinez were
among those present.
It looked as if everything'had just
exploded. What once was a com-
munity was nothing but sheds of
scrap metal and wood. Even block
homes couldn't stand up to the
strength of the tornadoes.
Whole homes disappeared.
Mobile homes came to rest in trees
30 feet in the air. It was total
destruction in the tornadoes' path.
"I had a bad feeling about the
weather that night. I went to my
children's bedrooms and gathered


my 2- and 4-year-old up. Just 10
minutes later it began to sound as if
we were in a car wash. I grabbed
the children, lying across them on
the floor. I was so scared I would
smother them, and more afraid it
was coming back. It only lasted 20
seconds, but it felt like a lifetime,"
one woman said while standing in
front of what used to be her home,
tears streaming down her face.
"It was dark and we didn't know
what to do. We were so scared. We
began to look around the neighbor-
hood to see if we could help, and
we found a man trapped inside the
ruins of his home. We helped free
him," she described.
"I grabbed up my cat and hid in
the closet," an elderly woman told
volunteers working together to


remove a tree that had fallen on her
car and home.
One person after another shared
their horrific experiences. One
elderly man and his wife took
refuge in their mini-van only to see
their home blown away.
The Lady Lake Church of God
looked as if someone held it up 900
feet in the air and just dropped it.
Many teenagers stood upon the
wreckage of the church and worked
to free a piece of wood in the shape
of a cross. A 70-year-old, who
attended the church, lost her life
just a few blocks down the road
after a tree fell on her while she laid
asleep in her bed.
There is still much to be done to
help these people return to some
kind of normalcy in their lives. All
they see right now are the pieces of
what once were their homes.
If you'd like to give a donation,
please mail it to Cutting Edge
Ministries at P.O. Box 1640,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or Manley &
Associates at 203 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula.


The debris was strewn 30 feet in the air.


COURTESY PHOTOS


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Mobile homes were twisted into piles of rubble.


Seen with Gov. Charlie Crist (third from left) are Hardee Countians helping in the relief effort:
David Terrell, Katlin Benton, Andy Johnson, Brandy Johnson, Caleb Benton, Penny Johnson and
Jeff Johnson; missing from photo are Pastor Wendell Smith and Michael Garrah.



PRIERT TAXSAVINGS


Teenage boys work to retrieve a wooden cross from the destruction that was once the Lady Lake
Church of God.


JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st


FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING

TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT (NEW)
WIDOWER
DISABILITY
SENIOR EXEMPTION


RELIGIOUS
VETERANS DISABILITY
WIDOW
NON-PROFIT
CHARITABLE


HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1,2007
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2007
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1,
2007
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Please bring the following with you: Deed, Tax Bill or something showing the legal
description of the property on which you-are claiming homestead exemption. Florida Driver's
License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If
not a US Citizen bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If a mobile home
is involved, bring registration certificate or title.


AGRICULTURAL "GREENBELT"

CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural
business and desire agricultural classification for tax purposes must file application with the
Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1St. Copy of lease required if applicable.

EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP


FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS ENDS MARCH 1ST


If you have any/questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to contact us for assistance
863/773-2196.

To apply for Property Tax Exemptions or Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt", stop by:
Property Appraiser's Office
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873


Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

KATHY L CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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Pecie Sconiers-Daniels Has Left A Long Hardee County Legacy


By LAURA WHITE
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Pecie Sconiers-Daniels was the
,matriarch who sat at the head of
five generations. She was great-
,great-grandmother to generation
number five, but was also a mid-
wife, church leader, social activist,
',and politician over her 94 years.
Daniels was a resident of Hardee
:County for the past 67 years and
.became one of the most familiar
:and admired citizens of the com-
;munity. Because of her commit-
ment to her community, her family,
and her faith, Daniels became
.known and respected throughout
the area.
She was born on a farm in rural
Coffee County, Ala., and was the
seventh of 12 children born to
Laura and Solomon Sconiers. (Mrs.
Daniels' only surviving sister,
Elizabeth Matthews, resided across
; the street from her many years.)
,Mrs. Daniels was quick to note that
:her father was a school teacher, but
*she learned how to work on the
,family farm.
SAccording to her grandchildren,
"Granny" often told stories of what
,it was like to stay home from
*school to work, while her father
.taught the children at home at
'night. She would later recall how
-she walked about three miles to
school until a new school was final-
ly built about a mile from her
:;home. According to her stories, this
'was "an all-black school black
,children and black teachers."
Religion also played a vital part
"in Daniels' childhood. When she
:was a young girl, her family and
-their close knit community built a
Small African Methodist Episcopal
Church in Sconiersville, Ala.,
called "St. Paul".
Pecie-Sconiers married David
'Daniels when she was 16, and they
'eventually became the parents of
three children one daughter and
,two sons. The couple moved to
*Wauchula in 1939 but had to leave
,their two small children with rela-
tives until they were able to afford
Sto care for them. Her husband was
a sharecropper during the 1930s,
and that's how they made their liv-
.ing.
In her stories to her grandchil-


dren, Daniels would note that her
first job in Florida involved doing
housework and cooking for a local
white family. According to her own
family, she often spoke of how she
and other black women walked
together in the morning going to
their jobs as maids and caregivers,
but would sometimes have to walk
home alone during an era when
times and community were not
friendly places for blacks.
Pecie Sconiers-Daniels and her
husband also became successful
entrepreneurs, owning and operat-
ing "The Place," a small restaurant
which thrived during the 1960s and
1970s within the Magnolia Manor
community. The family still keeps
an old Coke machine and records
played on a juke box from that era.
The Daniels encouraged their
three children, Elzora, Alfred and
Charles to be the best they could
be. She proudly boasted they were
all educated and successful in their
careers. All three are currently
retired.
Pecie and David Daniels were
also pillars of New Mt. Zion AME
Church in Wauchula. Daniels
served well as an ordained dea-
coness, trustee, steward and class
leader of that church. As a commit-
ted president of the missionary
society of the church, Daniels could
be found reaching out to her com-
munity in many ways (offering
food, prayer, and encouragement to
young and old alike). She was also
instrumental in the development of
the church's enrichment center,
which now serves the Magnolia
Manor community as a spiritual
center, social center and education-
al resource facility.
In her mid-life, Daniels took an
interest in midwifery, and received
training in Bartow from another
African-American midwife. She
became an apprentice to a local
midwife so she could learn the
skills. Throughout her career, she
delivered black, white, and
Hispanic babies throughout the
area.
When she retired in 1984,
Daniels had delivered over 650
babies, including one of her own
grandchildren. The family recalls
how various residents of the com-


munity would sometimes come up
to Daniels over the years and recall
how she had delivered them. Many
of these individuals were actually
born in her home, although she
delivered in private homes as well.
The family notes she often made
the statement that she never lost
one woman during her midwifery
career.
Daniels was also very active in
the Hardee County community.
During the years when Hardee
High School became integrated,
Daniels would open her home to
teachers and administrators who
moved to the area.
In 1978, she became the first
African-American and the first
female to compete for the office of
County Commissioner. Daniels lost
that race by a narrow margin and
did not run for office after that
time. She was quick to let the com-
munity know during her campaign
that she was not running as a "black
woman," but as a devoted citizen
who simply wanted more for her
community.
Daniels was serious about pro-
moting progress and growth in
Hardee County. She served on sev-
eral boards and organizations over
the years, including the Hardee
Memorial Hospital Board (now
Florida Hospital Wauchula), the
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Board, and was a member of the
local Democratic Committee.
Continuing the legacy of pio-
neering change, two of her great-
granddaughters (sisters) were the
first African-Americans to win
Homecoming Queen at Hardee
Senior High School. With Daniels'
encouragement and support, anoth-
er granddaughter became Junior
Miss Hardee County after a second
one had won the title of "First
Runner-Up" and Miss Photogenic
in an earlier competition. Another
of Daniels' granddaughters became
the first and only African woman to
gain the title of "First Runner-Up"
in a Miss Hardee County competi-
tion and went on to win a title in a
Miss Florida Scholarship pageant.
Outside of Hardee County, in near-
by Hillsborough County, her other
great-grandchildren were equally
making her proud as graduates in


Hillsborough High's International
Baccalaureate Program, as well as
performing in the Super Bowl in
Tampa.

Her proudest accomplishments
included tending her garden and
taking care of her family- espe-
cially the great-great-grandchil-
dren: While in her 90s, Daniels
actually assisted in the delivery of
two of her great-great-grandchil-
dren who were born at Orlando
Regional Hospital and at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. In
each instance, "Granny" (as she
was affectionately called) waited
through the labor and offered
words of comfort until the arrival
of those babies.


Daniels' teaching and example to
her family was one based on the
virtues of "love and respect." She
had a kind word for everyone and
did not meet anyone she felt was a
stranger. Over the years, Sunday
dinner together with family became
a ritual, with Daniels often provid-
ing fresh vegetables from the gar-
den and offering one of her trade-
mark desserts of "7-Up cake, sweet
potato pie, or her infamous "three
finger pie".
Pecie Daniels has been success-
ful in encouraging her family and
has emulated a life that has yielded
children, grandchildren, and great-
grandchildren who have become
well respected and productive in
their communities.


A glimpse into her line of
descendants will reveal a medical
doctor and one in training, educa-
tors, mental health practitioners,
athletes, coaches, exemplary col-
lege students, church leaders, anid
much more. At the head of five'
generations, her heritage included
three children, five grandchildren,.
10 great-grandchildren, and eight
great-great-grandchildren.
Pecie Sconiers Daniels has given
to her family and her community
much more than the average indi-
vidual. She was loved by people of
many generations and has had a
positive impact on a diverse com-
munity. Her legacy will continue to
be a part of the history of Hardee
County and the pride of her family.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider approval of Ordinances No. 2007-04 and 2007-05,
at the special called City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2007 at City
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 5:15 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-04
An Ordinance relating to Ad Valorem Taxation; providing for an additional Homestead,
Exemption for certain qualifying senior citizens to be applied to millage rates levied by the
City; providing requirement of annual application and submission of supporting documenta-
tion; providing for waiver of exemption; providing for an annual increase in the income limi-
tation; providing an effective date, and inclusion in the code.
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-05
An ordinance to amend the Unified Land Development Code of the City of Bowling Green,
Florida; specifically to amend Article 2, regulations for specific districts, by revising table
2.04.01 (B), table of development standards, to increase the minimum lot width in the R-1, sin-
gle family residential zoning district, from 80 feet to 100 feet; repealing all other ordinances
in conflict herewith; 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 nee,
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
ATTESTED: BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney 2:15c


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"A Vote For Daniels Is A Vote For The People-
Keep Your County Progressive, Vote Daniels"
1 A resident of Hardee County 39 years.
2. Has served faithfully as a member ol New Mt. Zion
AME Church
3 Has opened my doors to all races in Publc Health
4 Has served as President of Hardee Housing Coalition
5 Would like to continue serving this county as
County Commissioner
6 Will look openmindedly into all issues put before me and try
to resolve them to your best advantage
Vote
MRS. PECIE DANIELS
S \ COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4
September 12, 1978
Paid Polltical Advertisement Paid For By Laura White. Campaign Treasurer






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stock sale is Feb. 22. The Mrs. Hardee County pageant is Feb. 23. There are
other pageants and events.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The annual Hardee County Fair will be held Feb. 17-25 at the fair-
grounds and cattlemen's arena southwest of Wauchula. There is something
for everyone at the county fair. ,
Admission is $5 for adults i-'$3. for children, with a week-long pass
$20.
The Miss Hardee County'pageant is Feb. 17. The FFA and 4-H live-




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
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite.
Large oak tree on property with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
*
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in nice quiet neighborhood. Many upgrades
including stone fireplace, solid wood cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Also a large
detached garage with shop area and loft storage. Asking only $295,000!
BRIARWOOD LOT! $45,000
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres for only $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
21 beautiful wooded acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset also included. Asking only $416,000!
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
20 acres in Sweetwater area. $200,000.
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
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.
$20,000 per acre.

9
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads.' $20,000 per acre.
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 $1.75/1b, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
9
20 ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
deep weii with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21.000 per acre.


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In photo is Brittany Davis and her pig Sparkle that will be sold at the
livestock sale, which has steers and pigs.
The Hardee High boys' basketball team will play tonight (Thursday) at
7 at district champion Lakeland Kathleen. The Red Devils defeated power-
ful Lake Wales in overtime and will be a decided favorite over the scrappy
Hardee team.
The Wildcats were seeded second in District 10 and lost a 57-55 thriller
to a strong Arcadia DeSoto team in Wauchula Saturday. Hardee had two 10-
point leads over DeSoto. The Bulldogs have a strong defense and forced
numerous Hardee turnovers and have lost only one game this season.
Hardee in late season upset 23-0 6-A fourth-ranked Lakeland High at
the Wildcat gym.
Hardee High has a rising program under head coach Vance Dickey. The
Cats will no doubt play a strong game but would have to probably play their
best game of the season to defeat Kathleen.
The Fertilizer Institute in Washington, D.C., reports America has
healthy fields of corn, wheat and soybeans and orchards of apples, pears
and oranges, etc. America's population is about 300 million, and there is not
a food shortage here.
Fertilizer is considered "a strategic commodity without borders."
Shortage of food is a problem in parts of Africa. The African Union
Member States recently resolved to increase fertilizer use from the current
average of 7 pounds per acre to an average of at least 45 pounds per acre
by 2015.
To achieve the goal of more food production in Africa through more
use of fertilizer, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation have formed the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
Along with proper fertilizer, agriculture also needs improved seeds. Dr.
Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Laureate winner who is often called the "father
of the Green Revolution" that helped Asia increase its food production, said
improved seeds are the "catalysts" and mineral fertilizer is the "fuel" that
powers the Green Revolution.
The Fertilizer Institute promotes fertilizer as essential for the produc-
tion of food, fuel, feed and fiber, reports TFI president Ford West.
A layman in Hardee County can see what happens to an orange grove
when you stop taking care of it and withhold fertilizer.
A good orange grove, like a garden, needs proper soil, pH, moisture,
fertilizer, weed control, and pest management. It is amazing how much pro-
duction one can get out of a grove or garden, depending on proper man-
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PAGE ONE


Cherry Fight On HBO Saturday Minors At Midway Point


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Billed as a "junior welterweight
showdown," the Edner Cherry fight
on Saturday night ought to be excit-
ing for area fans to watch.
Coverage of the HBO Boxing
After Dark begins at 9:45 from the
Hammerstein Ballroom in New
York City, presented in Spanish on
HBO Latino and closed-captioned
for the hearing impaired.
Cherry is featured in the 10-
round main event against Paulie
Malignaggi, a Brooklyn native who
has been training in Vero Beach.
Malignaggi (21-1, 5 KOs) hasn't
fought since June, when he lost to
light welterweight champion
Miguel Cotto and suffered a frac-
tured cheekbone and a cut over his
eye.
Cherry (21-4, 10 KOs) normally


Cherry
fights at 135 but is moving up to
139 to fight Malignaggi. Cherry is
the reigning NABF (North Ameri-
can Boxing Federation) and NABA
(North American Boxing Associa-


tion) champion and added World
Boxing Council and U.S. National
Boxing Council lightweight belts
during his Aug. 11 win over Daniel
Alicea.
Fighting as "The Cherry Bomb,"
the local boxer stayed in Tampa for
five weeks before going to New
York last week in preparation for
the upcoming bout.
On Saturday's card are another
pair of exciting events. The co-
main event is a junior mid-
dleweight fight between Sechew
Powell (20-1, 12 KOs) of Brook-
lyn, N.Y. and Ishe Smith (18-1, 8
KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev.
The lead-off bout will feature
another area fighter, Andre Berto,
Winter Haven welterweight, who
has been training in Miami. Berto
(16-0, 14 KOs) will square off in a
10-round welterweight bout against
Norberto Bravo (29-6-1, 17 KOs).


Machine Pitch Plods Ahead


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another eight games played.
another week gone.
The 2007 AA, or machine pitch.
Hardee Youth Sports teams are
moving steadily along toward the
early March conclusion of the sea-
son.
The Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves (8-0) cling to a slim lead
over the Lake Branch Dairy White
Sox (7-1-1). Gathered behind them
are the Jack See Construction Devil
Rays, the Hardee Fire-Rescue
Yankees, the Sunshine Foliage
World Marlins, the Elks Club
Giants, the Hardee Petroleum Co.
Rangers and the Scott Hardcastle
State Farm Cardinals.
These 7- and 8-year-olds play a
pair of games each of four evenings
a week.
In last Monday's opener, it was
the Braves beating the Marlins 10-
2.
Homers by Boone Paris and
Hayden Lindsey highlighted the
win for the Braves. Hunter
Scrantfn arid Cody Cumbee each
also circled the bases twice. Dakota
Altman doubled and singled but
only made it home once. Landon
Albritton added a run.
Zach Richardson and Gabrielle
Allen each singled and scored for
the Marlins. Aaron Delatorre stole
bases but could not get all the way
home either time he got on base.
Rene Medina doubled and was left
on base as were Will Roberts and
Zach Macias.
In the Monday 7:15 game, the
Devil Rays won 9-6 over the
Rangers.
Kyle Hewett was heavy hitter for
the D-Rays with triple tallies.
Armando Cardenas, Sarah Welch
and Jose Valdiviez chipped in with
twin scores.
Kole Robertson and Joel Lee
were two-score batters for the
Rangers. Lance Bursler and Daw-
son Ratliff each put a run on the
board. Alex Brant was stranded as
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On Tuesday, the Yanks swept
past the Cardinals 6-4 in the 5:45
game.
Carlos Camacho and Keith
Choate each came around to cross
home plate twice for the Yankees.
Kyle Choate and Wyatt Zeigler
chipped in with solo trips around
the bases. Tirease Morris, Camacho
and the Choate twins were all left
on base at least once.
Mason Block, Johnnie Brown,
Matthew Laker and Michael
Kujawaski each circled the bases
once for the Cardinals. David
Hardcastle, Brown, Laker and
Rosienell Rivers came up short of
getting to home plate.
In the Tuesday nightcap, the
White Sox scurried past the Giants
12-2.
Joseph Crawford and Abel
Villarreal were triple-tally batters
for the White Sox, with Brandon
Franks adding twin scores and
Jacquez Campbell, Marquiz Del-
gado, Lawrence Walker and Litzy
Vargas each putting a run on the
board.
Jacob Rickett and Justin Herrin
put scores in the book for the
Giants. Rickett triple and rode
home on a Samuel Perez hit, while
Herrin came around to score on the
Rickett hit. Perez, Frankie
Coronado and Quinton Stone were
stranded.
In Thursday's early game, it was
the White Sox taking it to the
Rangers for a 13-1 win.
Villarreal homered among his
two hits for the White Sox. Franks
came home three times and
Crawford, Villarreal and Jessica
Bembry twice apiece. Campbell,
Vargas, Delgado and Taylor
Graham each also put a run on the
board.
A Bursler homer was the lone
tally for the Rangers, who left
Deanda on base twice and
Robertson and Garland each also
stranded.
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Isaac Flores homered twice for
the Yankees. He put three scores on
the board and Kyle Choate and
Zeigler added two apiece.
Camacho, who also homered, and
Noah Valletutti added a run each.
Hewett homered and singled to
score twice for the Devil Rays.
Jhett See and Jose Valdiviez also
circled the bases. William Der-
ringer was left on base twice and
Welch and Hewett once each.
In the finale of the week, the
Braves beat the Cardinals 12-5 in
the early Friday game.
Lindsey homered twice, with
Paris putting triple scores on the
board and Altman, Lindsey and
Scranton as twin-tally batters.
Albritton and Clark each put a run
on the board. Parker Carlton was
left on base twice.
Laker was the only two-tally bat-
ter for the Cardinals, with Clayton
Prestridge, Mitchell Allen and
Kujawski each getting one trip to
home plate. Block and Kujawski
were also left on base.
In the night's late game, the
Giants won 7-5 over the Marlins.
Scores for the first inning were not
recorded, but apparently the Giants
led 4-3 after one inning.
Stone added a second-inning
score and Rickett and Perez raced
home on a Coronado triple in the
fourth inning for the Giants.
Richardson singled and scored in
the second stanza for the Marlins,
with Macias getting a double and
tally in the third inning and Garrett
Norris adding a run in the fourth
inning.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It hardly seems like half the
Hardee County Youth Sports AAA,
or Minors, season is over.
The half dozen teams reached the
midway point at Friday night's
double-header. There are four
weeks of regular games and couple
of rainouts possibly yet to be
played.
At' the end of last week, the
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red Sox
remained unbeaten with a 7-0
record, barely ahead of the 6-1 Vols
Cubs. Behind them are the C&B
Cattle Co. Yankees, the Peter's
Pharmacy Athletics (A's), CF
Industries White Sox and KMW
Photo Devil Rays.
Last Monday's only game was a
nail-biter, with the Yankees prevail-
ing 12-10 over the White Sox.
Tyler Helms topped the Yanks
with three trips around the basepa-
ths. Dylan Salas and Seth McGee
each put a pair of runs on the board,
and Patrick Carlton, Ryan Ramirez,
Cain Roman, Chris Keller and Cole
Garza added one apiece.
Marco DeLeon came around to
score three times for the White Sox.
Jordan Rogers and Hunter Bryant
were twin-tally batters and Kyler
Caskay, Michael Valadez and Tanor
Durden chipped in with solo scores.
On Tuesday night, it was the

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Cubs nipping the A's 5-3.
The Cubs put four runs on the
board in a third-inning bat-around
which included a walk by Keifer
Kedzoir followed by singles of
Jordon Jones and Tyler Hewett and
a Kendall Gough triple. After clear-
ing the bases, Gough rode home on
an overthrow. Aaron Harrison
walked and raced home on a
Hewett double in the fifth inning.
Omar Alamia singled and Frank
Farias tripled in the top of the first
for the A's to take a 1-0 lead. Farias
was stranded. In the third, the A's
got their final pair of scores with
Senaida Garcia and Alami coming
home. Ruben Olmos and Trenton
Armstrong were also stranded.
Action continued close on
Thursday night when the Cubs
downed the White Sox 6-2.
Hewett came around to cross
home plate twice for the Cubs.
Kedzoir, Jones, Harrison and Jones
chipped in with a run apiece.
Bradley Brewer was left on base
twice and Norwood and Cleston
Sanders were also left on base.
Alex Clarke and Cierra Lee were
the only White Sox runners to get
all the way to home plate. Caskay,
Bryant and Durden were left on
base twice each.
Friday night's double-header was
a pair of high-scoring games. In the
opener, the A's beat the Yankees 14-


Farias homered, doubled and sin-
gled twice in almost hitting for the
cycle and Alamia doubled to pace
the A's. Austin Altman, joined them
in circling the bases three times
each. Jacob Almos and James.
Gibson each came around to score
twice and Ruben added one more
tally.
Both Ramirez and McGee dou-
bled for the Yanks. McGee was
able to get to home plate twice,
while Carlton, Ramirez, Tucker
Albritton, Roman, Garza and Justin
Newman crossed home plate once
each.
In the nightcap, the week's
finale, the Red Sox ran past the
Devil Rays 11-3.
Cody Spencer homered twice,
Marcus Battles and Robie Paris
each tripled and Zack Battles dou-
bled for long-ball hits for the Red
Sox. Thomas Gomez, Paris and
Spencer each put a pair of scores on
the board. The Battles brothers,
Conner Crawford, Kenneth Vargas
and Juan Martinez came around to
score once each.
The Devil Rays started well with
a trio of tallies in the first inning, by
Adam Salas, Tyler Bragg and
Mikey Heine. Dalton Tubbs were
left on base twice, and Tim Perkins,
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COURTESY PHOTO
Andy Ramos & Rachel Murdock

Rachel Murdock To

Marry Andy Ramos


,Helen and Roy ,Johnson of
Wauchula and David and Jackie
Murdock of Wauchula announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Rachel Lynn Murdock, to Andrew
Mark Ramos, the son of Karen and
Mark Frank of Eustis and Jeff and
Jackie Ramos of Cranston, R.I.
SThe bride-elect is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School
and a 2003 graduate of the
University of Florida. She currently
resides in Lowell, Mass., and is
employed as a software quality


engineer with Raytheon.
The prospective groom is a 2000
graduate of Buchholz High School
and a 2004 graduate of the
University of Florida. A resident of
Lowell, Mass., he is currently
employed by Raytheon as a soft-
ware engineer.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Nov. 3, wedding at Town
Manor in Auburndale.
You'll always miss 100 percent
of the shots you don't take.
-Wayne Gretzky


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
DO YOU HAVE LISTENING SKILLS?
Talking is commonly believed to be the best way to influence Qthers.
Passing out important data is highly regarded in the Information Age, wsit
saying nothing stamps us as ignorant or dumb. As a result, the therapeutic
value of simply listening is overlooked. i
After all, listening can be done by anybody, right? Wrong. Real listen-
ing takes patience, focus and compassion.
In her book, "Listening to Others," Joyce Huggett tells of a job she had
interviewing people who were suffering. On many occasions, they
expressed gratitude for al she had done for them when, she insists, "I had
done nothing but listen."
When folks want to confide in us, it is often assumed that they are seek-
ing our advice. However, most people know very well what they should do.
What they are looking for is love and understanding, not just "the correct
answer.
A brochure published by the American Association of Retired Persons
puts it this way: "Taking time to listen to another person sends a powerful,
unspoken message: Who you are, what you have done and the things you
care about are very important to me. I believe in you. I accept you. I want
to know your story. And even more, I receive what you have to offer as a
gift."
Are you a good listener?
1.) Racing Ahead Do you jump to the conclusion you think your
friend is coming to and short-circuit his desire to tell his own story?
2.) Picking Apart Do you pick out some detail in your friend' story
and carry the conversation off in a direction you enjoy more?
3.) Swapping Stories Does your friend's story remind you of your
own situation in the past and lead you to tell your story?
4.) Half-Listening Studies show that most folks absorb only a small
percentage of what is said to them because they are too wrapped up in their
own thoughts and emotions.
Real listening takes concentration and caring. For that reason, it is vital
in our relationship with God and with others, too.

Veteran Game Warden

Resigns For New Post
Long-time state officer Darryl
Scott of the Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission is leav-
ing Hardee County after 17 years of
service here.
Scott, of Avon Park, has resigned
from his wildlife position to accept
employment with the Highlands ,' -
Board of County Commissioners as 't .
director of animal control.
He had come to Hardee County
straight from the academy. "I've
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bad," he says of his work with the '
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COURTESY PHOTO
Scott Dickson & Casey Prescott

Casey Prescott To

Wed Scott Dickson


Mike and Layne Prescott of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Casey
Layne Prescott, to David Scott
Dickson, the son .of Butch and
Rainey Dickson of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She earned her associate of arts
degree at South Florida Community
College under a full tennis scholar-
ship before advancing to Florida
State University through 2002. She
is employed by District 13 Con-


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stituent services director.
The prospective groom is a 1997
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and a 2002 graduate of
Florida State University with a
major in economics and a minor in
business. He is currently employed
as a credit analyst at Wauchula
State Bank.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Nov. 3, wedding at the
First Baptist Church of Wauchula.


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our heartfelt thanks to Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula, Pastor James Bland, Charlie Creek Faith Baptist
Church and friends. Pastor Jim Harrs, Riverview Heights
Missionary Baptist Church and friends for the wonderful
services and luncheons. All our neigRbors anihfriends,' "
Village of Charlie Creek. To those who brought food, sent
cards, flowers, money, or stopped to pray, cry or just to hold
my hand. Dr. juanito Corpus & wife Liby, Doctors & Nurses
at Heartland Hospital Sebring. Dr. [ric Haura, Nurses Vicki
Trollo, and Ken Johnston. Dr. Frank D. Vironis, Dr. Susan Tan,
Dr. Helm. Nurses Infusion Center, American Cancer Society,
Hope Lodge, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Dr. Geldart and
nurses, Good Shepherd Hospice Gardens team Wauchula
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

A beautiful love ballad of the 1940s asked this question: "What Is This
Thing Called Love?" Basically, it's the greatest need that people strive for
from the "cradle to the grave." There has been an ever-endless stream of
books, songs and poems about love.
So, with the word "love" in mind, the Three Note Band gave all of us
in attendance a special evening of music to sing and dance to at the
Catheryri McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula on Thursday, Feb. 8. The
evening program was an early Valentine party, so our hostess, Darlene
Henry, along with several of our friends laid out the hall and the snack bar
in a traditional manner to commemorate Valentine's Day.
One of the band's first numbers to open the evening was the beautiful
sing-along love ballad entitled, "Heart of My Heart." Then "The Sweetheart
of Sigma-Chi" and such numbers as "Harbor Lights" and "All of Me" put
the audience in "The Mood for Love." After the break, the band continued
the evening's events with such numbers as "Whispering," "Let Me Call You
Sweetheart," "I Am Confessin That I Love You," "Do You Ever Think of
Me," "Love Was Meant for You and Me" and "The One Rose."
The audience then tried, but failed to "stump" the band, by calling out
numbers (oldies). The band (especially Wanda) knew every number that the
audience requested.
Our hostess gave us a few "one liners" that were rather cute "but not
raw" that brought lots of laughter. The evening's door prize was won by
Betty Lorenzo. A special Valentine's gift was awarded to Darlene Thibert
for her extra effort so far this season in helping our hostess with all the
snack bar and set up of the hall tables.
It was nice to see Georgianna Mills in attendance again. She and Art
did some fine dancing throughout the evening. Also, there were several
again from Pioneer Park who gave a grand performance of dancing as well.
Bill and Dolly Hartigan's daughter-in-law was in attendance visiting here
from New Hampshire. It was announced that there will be no programs at
the center on the evening of March 1 due to the fact that the Three Note
Band will be in performance at the Pioneer Park Days festival on that date.
So ended another evening of beautiful music and dancing. Please come
join us again as we meet tonight (Thursday). It's lots of fun for all! May
love,joy and peace of mind be a part of our life always!


JayCee
hJayCee DeBoom turned 4 years
6od on.Dec. 30
,JayCee is the son of Jesse and
Crystal DeBoom of Wauchula.
He celebrated his special day
with a birthday party on Dec. 30 at
his home. Theme for the occasion
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welcomes its new full-time pastor,
the Rev. Stephen Darley, to its pul-
pit on Sunday.
Rev. Darley and the congregation
invite everyone to visit the church
at 202 Sidney Roberts Road, off SR
64 West in the New Zion Com-
munity, and join in activities there.
Southside Baptist Church is
hosting a gospel sing tomorrow
(Friday), beginning at 7 p.m. It will
feature the Toney Brothers, Terry
and Gary Toney, Jimmy McMillan
and David Robinson.
The congregation welcomes
everyone who can join this worship
time at the church, 505 S. 10th.
Ave., Wauchula. For more inform
tion, call 773-4368.
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Kelli Hall Makes

UF Dean's List
Kelli Hall, a sophomore at the
University of Florida, was placed
on the Dean's List for the College
of Nursing in recognition of
achieving a grade-point average of
4.0 for the fall semester.
A 2005 Bartow High School
graduate, she is the granddaughter
of Faye Hanusch of Bowling Green
and Earline Hall of Zolfo Springs.
Kelli is the daughter of Dave and
Beverly Hall of Lakeland.


TWO PINKS, ONE BLUE
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Thomas,
Zolfo Springs, an eight pound 13
ounce daughter, Gracyn Lee, born
Jan. 15, 2007, Bartow Memorial
Hospital, Bartow. Mrs. Thomas is
the former Ketus Whitehurst.
Maternal grandparents are former
Bowling Green residents, the late
Mel and Cleo Whitehurst, formerly
of Bowling Green. Paternal grand-
parents are Mot and Gaylin
Thomas of Avon Park. Paternal
great-grandparents are Marcus and
Helen Piety of Sebring.


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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gillispie,
Wau-chula, an eight pound 9.6
ounce daughter, Micayla Nicole,
born Jan. 15, 2007, at University
Community Hospital, Tampa. Mrs.
Gillispie is the former Lynn Gibbs.
Maternal grandparents are Clay and
Judy Gibbs of Arcadia. Paternal
grandparents are Judy Gillispie of
Sebring and the late Ennis
Gilllispie. Paternal great-grandfa-
ther is Albert Wilson of Sebring.
Mr. and Mrs. Ian Trott, Wau-
chula. a seven pound, four ounce
son, 'Wesu:on Coy, born Jan.: 25,
2007, Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, Lakeland. Mrs. Trott is the
former Kim Keller. Maternal
grandparents are Mike and
Charlene Keller of Palmetto.
Paternal grandfather is Clyde Trott
of Wauchula. Paternal great-grand-
mother is Ruth Trott of Wauchula.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sausage
on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Whole Kernel Corn, Chocolate Chip
Cookie, Juice Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Hamburger
Gravy (Salad Tray, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
,Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray, Savory
Rice, Green Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted Ham &



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Josiah
Josiah Lee Lozano celebrated his
first birthday with a party on
Saturday, Jan. 27.
The son of Yogy and April
Lozano of Wauchula, Josiah turned
1 year old the day before, on Jan.
26.
Theme for the party, which was
held at the pavilion at Pioneer Park
in Zolfo Springs, was the movie
"Cars!"
Guests were served pulled pork,
hamburgers, hot dogs, rice, beans,
potato salad, chips and birthday
cake.
Many family members and
friends attended.


Cheese Sandwich (Salad Tray, Pinto
'Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and Milk
S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sausage
Sandwich or Cheese Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Biscuits, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Deli
Turkey Sandwich or Cheeseburger
on a Bun (Lettuce & Tomato, Juice
Bar, Whole Kernel Corn, Chocolate
Chip Cookies) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Hamburger
Gravy or Mozzarella Stick (Tossed
Salad, Garden Peas, Mashed
Potatoes, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar,
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Gravy or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Pepperoni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Green Beans, Savory Rice, Juice,
Apple Crisp, Roll, Salad Bar) and.
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted Ham &


Cheese Sandwich or Cheese Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Jell-O, Juice) and Milk
SENIOR HIGH I
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Sausage Link on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Macaroni & Cheese,
Steamed Cabbage, Squash, Juice,
Applesauce) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Salad, Corn,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Juice, Peaches) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy (Toss-
ed Salad, Garden Peas, Fruit
Snacks, Mashed Potatoes, Roll,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey (Tossed
Salad, Chicken Gravy, Rice, Green
Beans, Sweet Potatoes & Apples,
Apple Crisp, Roll, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Taco (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Corn, Refried Beans
w/Cheese, Jell-O, Juice) and Milk


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T'o the 'Peoyle of iardee County,
Words can not convey my deep appreciation of
the outpouring of Cove, sympathy an concern
shown by the people of -ardee County after the
passing of Marsha. You willnever know how much
comfort your kindness offood, flowers andcards
brought to me and myfamily.
I have a new appreciation for hugs. They convey
a comfort andyeace brought about by genuine
concern. Atso, I have a renewed confidence in
friends andneighbors.
Again, q thank youfor helping me andthe boys
get though this very trying time.

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Bob Kilpatrick is renowned for his songwriting and music ministry. At least two of Bob
Kilpatrick's songs are consistently listed in the "Classic" worship song category "Lord Be
Glorified" and "Here Am I (Send Me To The Nations)". Though these songs keep popping
up on the "Greatest Hits" lists, there are many other tunes for which Bob is known "Won By
One," "Sold Out And Radical" and "I Will Not Be Ashamed" among them. His song "Bring
Them Home" was sung at Mother Teresa's funeral service in Calcutta, India (Hillary Clinton
mentioned to the singer how touched she was by the song!)


Bob has been in full time music and ministry since 1970. Over the years he has co-labored
with a veritable Christian "Who's Who", including Dr. Jack Hayford, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie,
Corrie ten Boom, Michael W. Smith, dcTalk, Anne Graham Lotz, Keith Green, Phil Keaggy,
Randy Stonehill and Andrae Crouch. He produces recordings, working with artists like Phil
Keaggy, Randy Stonehill, Sara Groves and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary.) He has
performed and spoken at many national conferences and music festivals.
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FAIR CHAMPIONS


COURTESY PHOTOS
R. Roy Petteway of Zolfo Springs recently won Reserve Grand
Champion Angus Bull (above) at the South Florida Fair in West
Palm Beach with PCC Osceola 0622. the 8-month-old bull also
won the Junior Bull Calf Division there and was the Reserve
Junior Bull Calf Champion at the Jacksonville Ag Fair and at the
North Florida Fair in Tallahassee this past fall. PCC Valencias
New Day 0519 (below) won Intermediate Heifer Division
Champion at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach. She
also won Intermediate Heifer Division Champion at the
Jacksonville Ag Fair and the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee
this past fall. Roy is a sophomore at South Florida Community
College in Avon Park and is employed by Genex Cooperative as
an area beef representative and also works with the family busi-
ness, Petteway Citrus & Cattle.


NEEDED: MORE RATTLESNAKES
There is a pertinent message and teaching in the following anonymous
story:
"Once upon a time there was a family of wayward church members.
"One day while Jim, John and Sam were in the woods, a large rat-
tlesnake bit Sam and he became violently ill. The doctor was summoned and
did what he could, but said they would need divine help, too, if Sam were
to recover. So the preacher and the elders of the church were sent for, and
they came rushing to Sam's bedside.
"The preacher was asked to pray and did so as follows:
'O wise and righteous Father, we thank Thee that in Thy wisdom
Thou has sent this rattlesnake to bite Sam, in order to bring him to his sens-
es. He has not been in the church house for years, and it is doubtful that he
has in all these years, until now, felt the need of prayer. It seems, therefore,
that what our combined efforts could not do, this rattlesnake has done.
'We trust, O Father, that Thou wilt send another to bite John and Jim,
and a big one to bite their father, for we conclude the only thing that will
help this family is rattlesnakes. So send us, we pray Thee, three bigger and
better rattlesnakes.'
One of the major philosophical arguments against the existence of God,
a Supreme Being and Creator who is in His nature good, is that bad things
happen on this Earth. Naturalists, those who believe that the world came
into existence strictly by natural means, state that the fact that "bad" things
happen to "good" people proves that there is not an all-powerful, all-know-
ing God in control of it all.
I say that the exact opposite is true.
The fact that a standard exists for who is a good or a bad person, and
that some things in life are seen as fair or unjust proves that there is a God,
who set that standard within the heart of man. As Romans 2:15 states, we
have a "law written on our hearts"; a law placed there by the Creator of good
and ill, just and unjust.
For naturalists to say that there are good and bad people who are treat-
ed good or bad by their circumstances proves that they, too, believe that
there is a standard of right and wrong that could only have come from God.
And we know that God, in His infinite knowledge, whether it makes sense
to our finite minds or not, knows what is needed to bring us to Him. I pray
that God will cause everyone to suffer the consequences of life that will
bring each person to a saving relationship with Him. I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net


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2004 Hurricanes Made Hardee

County Better And Stronger


' Family Circus Coming To

SFort Meade On Feb. 17-18


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ground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of cre-
ativity wrestling, and when the bright angel dominates, out comes
a great work of art, a Michelangelo "David" or a Beethoven sym-
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Brothers Family Circus is coming
to Fort Meade Feb. 17-18 to help
raise money for local youth football
and cheerleading teams. The circus
is sponsored by Fort Meade Leisure
Services and will take place at
Peace River Park 1.5 miles east of
Hwy. 17 on Hwy. 98 (Broadway).
A tent-raising on Feb. 16 will be
held at 2 p.m. and will be free to the
general public.
Circus showtimes are at 2 p.m.
and 6 p.m on Feb. 17-18. Tickets
are $12 per person ages 13 and up
if purchased in advance at the Fort
Meade Community Center. Each
adult age 18 and up will receive
three free children's admission
tickets for kids under 12.
Ticket sales at the gate will be
$14 for ages 13 and up and $7 for


REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS

The School Board of Hardee County will receive requests for sealed bids on the sale of one (1) 846
sq. ft wood portable #99-026. This portable will be shown by appointment by contacting Barbara
Spears at (863) 773-9058 ext. 208 or Rob Krahl at (863) 735-2055. Sealed bids may be submitted
to the Hardee County School Board, Superintendent's Office at 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873 until 2:00 PM., Monday, February 26, 2007.

Portable must be moved within 30 days after Board acceptance of sealed bids.

Sealed Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Attn: Barbara Spears,
P O. Box 1678, Wauchula, Florida 33873 not later than 2:00 R M., Monday, February 26, 2007.
Envelopes must be sealed and marked as follows:

PROPOSAL: February 26, 2007
Portable 99-026
The Hardee County School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive informalities.
Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not be accepted.


Dennis G. Jones
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The circus will include ele-
phants, horses, monkeys, clowns,
jugglers, acrobats, dare-devil acts,
python and a bull with five legs.
For an additional cost.there will
be a petting zoo, elephant and pony
rides, and other children's games
and activities. There will be food
vendors. Gates will open at 11 a.m.
both days.
For more information call 863-
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Dear Editor:
A couple of weeks ago I liked the
article Penny put in the paper about
the 2004 hurricanes and helping
one another. It was truly a devasta-
tion.
Last week my mother showed
me a letter she received while she
was displaced. It said there was no
more Wauchula and everyone had
left Hardee County, told her there
was no homes left, etc.
Not knowing about this letter I
laughed when I saw it. She was
staying in Lakeland, and I was in
Wauchula. I called and saw my
mother a lot. Staying with my
brother Elvis and his wife, after 11


months I could get back in my
apartment and move my mother
back to Wauchula where she is
happy. I do not know why the news
was not right in Ohio.
But we did in fact all come
together, and our town is getting
better arnd stronger, with new roads,
homes and stores.
We do not need any ignore hurri-
canes, but the ones in 2004 made us
stronger with a huge wake-up call.
The tornadoes can also stay
away. My prayers go out to all in
Lady Lake. To be tormented this
way is the work of the devil. God
bless.
Millie Freeman
Wauchula


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Randy Dean Petty, 44, Bowling
Green, and Linda Sue Hutchins, 54,
Bowling Green.
Sergio Perez, 21, Fort Meade, and
Savannah Alcantar, 18, Bowling
Green.
Leonard L. Cochran Jr., 29,
Arcadia, and Jamie Kay Steele, 21,
Lorida.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently in
county court
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Adav
Crawford, voluntary dismissal.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Arthur Burkes, agreed judgment
approved, execution withheld.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Audrey Greene, voluntary dis-
missal.
Progressive Consumer Insurance
Co. a/s/o Ernest Barnes vs. Carmelo
Calderone and PYS Monarch LLC,
default judgment.
Carmel Financial Corp. vs. Jesse
Davilla Jr., judgment.
Country Manor Associates LDT
,d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Bessie Jones, voluntary dis-
missal.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Chad Daniel Hays, judg-
ment.
Roberts Car Repair & Towing vs.
Mayor H. Schofield and Town of
Zolfo Springs, dismissal of count 1
of counterclaim.
Oliphant Financial Corp. vs.
Ramon A. and Rose Tomero,
amended judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Meliton Gabriel-Lopez, disorder-
ly intoxication, petit theft and pub-
lic consumption of an alcoholic
beverage, 30 day in jail with credit
.for time served (CTS), $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public defend-
er fees, $60 investigative costs.
Jose Angel Garcia, three counts
possession of a prescription drug
without a prescription, not prosecut-
ed.
Arain Joachin Hernandez, tres-
pass, estreated bond.
SLouis Wesley Kilpatrick, two
counts domestic battery, probation
one year on each charge consec-
.utive, 12-week domestic violence
class, no weapons or firearms, no
contact with victim, $667 fine and
:ourt costs on each charge, $100
public defender fees on first and
.$40 on second, $50 investigative


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costs on first and $60 on second.
Cleofas Juan Leyva, disorderly
intoxication and violation of the
open container law, not prosecuted.
Antonio Lucas-Jose, disorderly
intoxication and violation of the
open container law, not prosecuted.
Kyle Matthew Lumley, posses-
sion of marijuana, 90 days CTS,
license suspended two years, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees and $50 investigative
costs; violation of probation (origi-
nal charge possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked, 90
days, concurrent, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Kenneth Dale Richardson,
domestic battery and violation of
probation (original charges viola-
tion of a domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection and domestic
battery), probation revoked, 120
days CTS, $667 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees
and $50 investigative costs added
to outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.
German Cobarruvias, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Russell Thomas Justus Jr., pos-
session of marijuana and giving a
false name to a law enforcement
officer, time served, $315 fine and
court costs on each charge, $100
public defender fees on first and
$40 on second.
Lester White, possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to pre-
trial diversionary program.
Jose Valencia Zamora, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Thomas Zuniga. domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Tyler Herbert Tardiff, resisting
arrest without force, and loitering
and prowling, not prosecuted.
Mark Clark, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Carl Dean King, resisting arrest
without violence, 27 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs; possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
John Wayne Crews, violation of
probation (original charge voyeur-
ism), probation revoked, 180 days
CTS and concurrent with felony
sentence, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Jose Jack Gutierrez, violation of
probation (original charge domestic
assault), probation revoked, 60
days CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-


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ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Misty Lynn Patton, driving while
license suspended (DWLS) and
possession of a suspended license,
adjudication withheld produced
valid license, $30 days in jail -
suspended, $330 fine and court
costs.
Arian Andreas Arias, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 10 days -
suspended if obtain valid license
and/or complete D.A.T.E. (Drug
and alcohol traffic education)
course, $330 fine and court costs.
Arnulfo DeJesus, DWLS. no reg-
istration and attaching tag not
assigned, $400 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Benito Duran, DWLS, 10 days
-suspended, $330 fine and court
costs.
Duke Ewan, DWLS, adjudicated
Not Guilty.
Shantel Howard, altering a
license plate validation sticker,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Kathy Joe Lee, DWLS and pos-
session of a suspended license,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Kyle M. Myers, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, 10 days sus-
pended, $330 fine and court costs.
Melchor Reyes-Perez, DWLS,
10 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Michael Lee Salas, DWLS, 10
days suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Michael Davila, DWLS, 30
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Felix Flores-Romero, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 10 days -
suspended, $330 fine and court
costs.
John Francis Woodburn II,
DWLS, probation six months, no
driving, $330 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently.in the office of
the circuit court:
Brenda Lee Trevino and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Faustino Trevino Jr., petition for
child support.
Elizabeth Aguilar Aleman and
Roy Segura Aleman, divorce.
Robert Lopez vs. David Rivera.,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Avelino Miranda and Babina
Miranda vs. Gerald Arsenault,
Bonnie Arsenault et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Mary Rickett vs. David Rickett,
petition, for injunction for protec-
tion.
Floyd Dunlap vs. John Roxbor-
ough and Florida Reno LLC, dam-


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ages.
Harlan Hans Bass Jr. and Holli-
day Doris Joyce Bass. divorce.
Donna Mushroom o/b/ minor
child vs. Elizabeth Buffalo, petition
for injunction for protection.
Linda Rogers and Donald Todd
Rogers, divorce.
Mindy Apolinar and Lee Taylor,
divorce.
Ford Motor Credit Co vs. Jaime
Figueroa, damages.
Mario J. Cabrera vs. Bonnie W.
Hinerman, Astraleast Associated
Inc. and Hayes Medical Transport
Inc., damages.
Hollie Williamson vs. Joe
Brown, petition for injunction for
protection.
Cindy Manley vs. Wayne
Manley, petition for injunction for
protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed recently by the cir-
cuit court judge:
Judy A. Snell vs. John H. Snell,
child support suspended, arrearages
cancelled.
Lisa Linnell Stavely and DOR
vs. James Damon Caruthers, volun-
tary dismissal.
State Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) vs. Eugene L. and
Carol S. Musser et al, stipulated
judgment of taking of property.
Florida Power Corp. d/b/a Pro-
gress Energy Florida vs. Harold P.
Prewitt et al (two cases) stipulated
judgment on property purchase.
C.B. Harden Jr. and Carmen
Faye Harden, divorce.
Gwendolyn Paussi vs. Louis
Kilpatrick Jr., injunction for protec-
tion.
Marisol Leon vs. Agustin
Sanchez, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Tommy L. Parker vs. Melissa A.
Terry, order.
SBJ LLC vs. Donald L. Quinn,
'Barbara Sellers, Dennis Turner,
Ronald Turner, Gerald Turner,
Thomas Turner and David Turner,
judgment clearing property title.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Brenda D. Daniels and
Carl R. Daniels, (two cases), orders
of contempt.
Anita Mares vs. Ricardo Avalos,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
Juan Flores vs. Victor Flores-
Avalos, injunction for protection.
Tina Lynn Brown and DOR vs.
Kathren Paulette Simpson, dis-
missal of petition for child support.
Midfirst Bank vs. Martina G.
Castillo, Guadalupe Castillo Sr. and
Guadalupe Castillo Jr., order of
mortgage foreclosure.
Rebecca J.: Villegas and DOR vs.
Rosa M. Rodriguez, dismissal of
petition for child support.


Debra Driver vs. James Driver,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Melissa Darwin and DOR vs.
Charles Spann, close child support
account.
Thomas Sneider vs. Samantha
Alderman, child support suspend-
ed.
Jacklyn Patricia St. Fort and
DOR vs. Mackinson St. Fort, mod-
ification of child support.
Eudelia Martinez and DOR vs.
Anthony Merchant, child support
contempt order.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Bruce Wayne Baughman, viola-
tion of community control house
arrest (original charge possession
of methamphetamine), probation
revoked, nine months in county jail
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Mark Leonard Clark, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts burglary of dwelling and
grand theft), probation reinstated
with same terms and conditions.
Jimmy Harvey Forrester, disor-
derly intoxication and threatening a
public servant, not prosecuted.
Reginald Sutton, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts grand theft and two counts
uttering a forged instrument), pro-
bation revoked, 15 months Florida
State Prison, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
William Thomas Wade, obtain-
ing a Florida ID by fraud, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation 12 months,
$495 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees, 25 hours com-
munity service.
Kevin Michael Sabria, battery on
a law enforcement officer, felony
DUI amended to reckless dri-


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ving with alcohol a factor, speeding
and violation of the open container
statute, adjudication withheld, 18
months probation, letter of apology
to officer, license .suspended six
months, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, DUI school, $495
fine and court costs on first charge,
$622.50 fine and court costs and
$50 investigative costs on traffic
charges, 75 hours community ser-
vice.
Louis Holloway, aggravated
assault with a firearm, not prosecut-
ed.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Kimberly A. Alderman to Bryant
Keith and Robin Richardson,
$89,000.
Steve Reas to Carlos A.
Consuegra, $146,000.
Jorge Luis Vega to Jorge Reyes,
$110,000.
Mateo and Santiago Maldonado
to Robert L. Harrington and
Michael L. Manning, $18,000.
Miller's Discount Computers
Inc. to Lexan Investments LLC,
$280,000.
Charles Alan and Gloria Bliss,
James A. and Mary Beth Bliss and
Inez L. Bliss to Bradley D. and
Debora L. Reiter, $1.28 million.
Fernando Morales to Emilio and
Anna Maria Juarez, $75,000.
Rammarine Singh to Michael
and Jean Gurucharri, $125,245.
Timothy P. and Tina L. Weaver to
Rafil Abdel Halim, $35,000.
Jacob P. Schultz to Ray Michael
Rivas and Kristen B. Albritton,
$29,000.
Bruce J. Mayer to Bruce J.
Mayer and Annette K. Cullop,
$84,900.


Happiness is like a cat. If you
try to coax it or call it, it will
avoid you. It will never come.
But if you pay no attention to
it and go about your business,
you'll find it rubbing against
your legs and jumping into your
lap.
-William Bennett







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WATER WELLS & COMPLETE SYSTEMS
4" Rotary Wells

GEORGE GOINS DALE ROGERS
863-444-0181 941-302-2426
LICENSE # 9372 c :2:1-3:1p


KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs..Call Dane.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
fs .'i . . . .. . .. .
S1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Da.ii
*$5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Danm
6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
3.61 ac. 7 mi. Point area, FR zoning, hard road frontage, only $52,000.
Call Mikey.
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn ,
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Call Mikey.
200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Call Mikey for more details.
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500 GALLON STAINLESS steel FMC.
speed sprayer, GMC engine driven,
runs great & ready to work, $5,500
OBO. Call Mark 781-0384. 2:8-15c
HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
2:1-3:1 p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


1974 CHEVY 3/4 ton, 454 motor, cold
A/C, runs great, excellent cond. -
inside & out, $4,500 OBO. 863-448-
1725. 2:15p
1979 EL CAMINO, 4x4, $5,000. For
more info call 863-773-4403. 2:15-22p
1988 COUGAR; 1995 Crown Victoria
parts only. 245-1433. 2:8-15p
'1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Broug-
ham, fully loaded, leather, $7,500.
863-773-0166 863-781-0982.
1:25-2:22p


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Shell Clay* Top Soil *
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$75/Load
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State of Florida Department of Transportation
JOB OPPORTUNITY
SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
Position Number: 55003242
Work Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $991.31-$1112.32

This position will assist the Contracts and Permits
department in gathering and managing data for input,
reviewing project sites, managing files and forms, and
dealing wtih contractors. Should be proficient in use of
computers, specializing in spreadsheet and data
programs. Required to have Florida Driver License.

Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-562-7287) by
completing a State of Florida online job application at
www.myflorida.com by 5pm EST closing date or call
863-993-4634.
CLOSING DATE: 2/28/07
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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $125,000.
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)
www.saundersrealestate.com


VERY NICE MATCHING sofa and
loveseat. Sage green with throw pil-
lows, made by Ashley, $350. Call any-
time 863-781-1169. 2:15p



IMMEDIATE OPENING for per
diem/PT sleep technician. Must be
CRTT or RRT. No experience required.
We train. Fax resume to 863-767-1880.
2:8-22p
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. 2:1-3:1p


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/DRIVER,
CDL preferred. Good driving record.
DFWP.735-1300. 2:15p
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc
SERVICE/ROUTE/PUMP REPAIR -
dependable person needed, able to
handle diverse tasks. Available @
Ullrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply
in person. 1:25-2:22c
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman

*** 491 1 rO fT WlK ***
We have the key to your Dream Home! This Immaculate
3BR/2BA C/B home with stone fireplace is located in one of
Hardee County's most exclusive neighborhoods. Call today for
one of our associates to take you for a tour. Listed Price $225,000


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 Western edge of Wauchula.
Reduced to $235,000
Great Country Living and Room to
Spare-Enjoy the convenience of a 4
bedroom 3 full bath beautifully
maintained C/B home. Located on
1.38 acre parcel just east of Fort
Green Springs. Call for your
appointment today to view this out-
standing home. Asking $249,000
MLS 191061
New Listing-3BR/2BA MH on .46
acres located in Charlie Creek
Mobile Estates. Listed Price $80,000
MLS 192339
Historical Home!-If these walls
could talk imagine the stories it
could share. Make your appoint-
ment today and be part of history in
the making. 4BR/3BA home with
central A/H, in-ground pool, BBQ
shack and so much more. Listed
Price $179,000 MLS 192374


Looking for, your Country
Getaway? Look NOFurther 200
DW/MH on 11.5 acres 3BR/2BA
1539 sq. ft. Attached carport 650+
sq. ft. fully wired shop with AC unit
12x24, and metal shed plenty of
room for cars or tractor. Just
reduced @ $242,500 MLS #192757
2005 Single Mobile Home-
3BR/2BA located in City Limits of
Zolfo Springs. Includes a pool and
carport. Good Starter Home!
Listed Price $85,000 MLS 189358
Easy on the Pocket-2BR/2BA MH
in Zolfo Springs. Shown by
appointment only. Can you believe
a living unit for only $55,000 MLS
190185
Paradise on the 18th hole!!-Come
enjoy this 2BR/2BA M/H in the
Brookside Bluff 55+ community on
a double landscaped lot. There are
various types of recreation avail-
able. The Brookside Bluff is adja-
cent to "The Bluffs" golf course.
Call for details. Listed Price
$69,900 MLS 191814


* 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.**

*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
L Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
MLoSw., After hours 863-773-2840
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 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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Now HIRING!
experienced
servers and expe-
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2003 Ford Truck
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TWO BEDROOM one bath, concrete
block house. 4808 Myrick Ave.,
Bowling Green, $69,000 OBO. 863-
773-3349. 2:15p
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


Inue Birge (863) 781-3


THIS IS HOME! GREAT LOCATION! Concrete Block, cathedral ceilings,
Oak cabinets. 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn with full kitchen for entertain-
ing... $314,900
COUNTRY LIVING! 3BR/1BA CB home on 2.5 beautiful wooded acres in
a great location $199,900.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $49,500.
LOOK NO FURTHER! 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.
LOOKING FOR SPACE? 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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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
S20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984
25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2.12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door.
1 Window. 2 Gable Vents.
4" Concrete Slab $15,096


30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $20,295
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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. 1:25-3:29p
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. 1:25-3:29p


1 HEREFORD, 1 Charolais, 2 Angus,
all with calves, $3,000. 773-3388.
2:15p
CALVES for sale; cow hauling avail-
able. 773-9448. Kaylee Hauling Inc.
2:15-3:15p
1 8 yr. OLD REGISTERED Angus bull;
1 18 mo. old Brangus bull. 813-334-
9321. 2:1-3:1p


Teo (6732


Stucco, Tile & Painting

(863) 398-7791

ORO Homes & Gardens Ent.
Licensed & Insured
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Wanted
A person to work with adults with Developmental
Disabilities in Lawn Maintenance Program.
Hours: 8 am to 3 pm Monday-Friday.
Pay will be based on experience.
Please reply to Hardee ARC at 863-735-1121
P.O. Box 1372 Wauchula, FL 33873

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Con3str r ct1i.on Corp 0

General Contractor
Uc.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


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Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


120 Hogan St.
Wauchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurant)


Global Youth
Services, Inc.
is currently seeking
Youth Counselors to
provide supervision of
female youth 12-18
years of age.
Applicants must be at
least 21 years of age
and able to pass crimi-
nal background check.
Applications are avail-
able at the facility or
send resume to:
PO Box 369 Bowling
Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000
ext. 221
Fax (863) 375-9929
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Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 c17:27tf,


LOST: Reward for 3-year-old male, yel-.
low and white cat, near Oak Street,
Zolfo. Very friendly. 735-0870. 2:15p


2 FEMALE LLAMAS for sale, reason
able, good natured, friendly. 863-7734
0718. 2:151


C.N.A.'s NEEDED to work with elderly
and disabled adults. 40 hrs per wk,
$8.00/hr. Must have dependable trans-
portation. Mileage reimbursement at
$.445 per mile. Contact HOPE of
Hardee, 310 N. 8th Ave., Wauchula.
773-2022. Drug Free Work Place, EOE.
1:25-2:15c


State of Florida Department of Transportation
JOB OPPORTUNITY
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Position Number: 03251 Work Location: Arcadia
Work Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $772.50
This is work maintaining the state highway system and
right-of-way; such as pothole patching, flagging traffic,
repairing road shoulders, driving dump trucks, picking
up trash/garbage, etc. Performs light maintenance and
servicing work in connection with any type of equip-
ment operated. Required to have CDL Class B License
or Permit.
Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-562-7287) by
completing a State of Florida online job application at
www.myflorida.com by 5pm EST closing date or call
863-993-4634.
CLOSING DATE: 2/28/07 c:5,2
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Home For Sale


514 W. Bay St.
3BR/3B, apartment behind house included.
Reduced to $225,000 Must Sell!

(863) 781-1062
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Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly paments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
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i *Dump Truck Hauling
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a Orange Tree Clearing *
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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Join our Head Start Team in DeSoto County
Career opportunities, college scholarships and gener-
ous benefit package available for Center Coordinators,
Early Childhood Specialists, and child care profes-
sionals at RCMA's Head Start Centers. Minimum qual-
ifications needed are Florida Directors' Credential for
all Center Coordinators, Bachelor's in Education or-:
related field for Early Childhood Specialists and CDA1 I
for Classroom Teachers. Bilingual preferred. Send :
resumes via e-mail to SharonOrcma.org or apply with ,
Gloria Kendrick at 241 South Orange Ave., Arcadia, FL,
34266 by 2-15-07.
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Office 863-773-4779


Fax 863-143-9865-1


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FREE TO GOOD home, 1/2 St.
Bernard, 1/2 chow, male. 773-3735.
2:15nc
9 WEEK OLD female Chihuahua, $250.
863-214-9078. 2:15-22p
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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* 4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west,
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000.
*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & loth. $89,900
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*MH in Charle Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.

Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608





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FOR SALE: CKC registered chocolate
Lab puppies, $400, (3 males), call
863-767-1488. Ready now. 2:8-15p
BABY RABBITS FOR SALE. Several
different types. 863-735-0673 after 4
p.m. 2:1-3:1 p
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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GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc


NICE HOME SITE 4.84 acres located
at 991 N. Ed Wells Rd., septic, 3 wells,
large oaks and a pond, $120,000. 735-
0010. 2:15p


Director
Director of Education needed for year-round school pro-
gram serving 52 female students in juvenile justice facility in
Bowling Green. Responsible for program administration
and supervision of staff. Bachelor's degree and supervisory
experience required. Master's degree preferred. $43,000
and excellent benefits, including 50 paid days off per year.
Fax resume to 863-223-0268 or e-mail to hr(ahsainc.org
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Reserve Now! Summer Vacation-Mountain cabin, sleeps 4-5, Bryson City, NC
NEW LISTING Large 3BR. 2B home. Beautiful hardwood floors with
mother-in-law apt m tow n.. 199.900 M
NEW LISTING-86 ac.. Hwy 64 Frontage. aross from Little Cypress, $1.3M
NEW LISTING-Briarw ood, 4/3, many extras. 1/2 ac. lot, $359,000.
3.87 ac. Whistler Woods. Deed Restricted.
45 ac Valencia. $ I 5.000 ae.
Commercial 4 Los H.w y 17 -,$225.000. Bowling Green.
18.9 ac. Ft. Green. C-2 Zoning. H 6:., 62.Ftornage, frame home incl., $500,000.
5 ac. wooded. pated road. close i, 160' .1320'. $18.000 per ac.
75 ac w/ 55 ac. citrus; microiet, valencia crop uncommitted. $850,000.


HELP WANTED
Veterans Service Officer
Part time (16 hrs/wk) ($11.55-$15.93)
Wanted for Hardee County Public Safety Department.
Performs tasks in administration of the Veterans' programs.
Knowledge of local, federal and state laws and regulations
relative to organizing and maintaining Verterans Services
Programs. High School graduation .or possession otf,an
acceptable equivalency diploma. Four (4) years experience
in administration, supervisory and public- contact
background; or an equivalent of training and experience.
Must meet requirements for Veterans Services Officer as
provided by the State Statutues (Section 292.11 Florida
Statutes). Applications accepted in the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position clos-
es February 22, 2007. Excellent benefits including State
Retirement. EOE/F/M-VET PERF.
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FOR SALE: 1 acre lots @ Cracker
Lane, Wauchula. If interested please
call 863-445-0444. 2:8-15p
2 VACANT BLDG. LOTS, excellent
location, downtown Wauchula. Zoned
historic (HC-1). Zero lot line. Palmetto
St. & 7th Ave., $59,900 for both. Call
Mark 863-899-1714. 2:8-15c
THREE ADJOINING 1/4 ACRE lots,
Village of Charlie Creek off 64, water,
zoned, Ag, R2, MH. Reduced to
$42,000 (863) 464-0917. 2:1-3:1 p


FOR SALE BY OWNER 5 acres
cleared, private pond, $79,000. East
Ft. Meade area. 863-253-9098.
1:18-2:15p
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 2:15-3:15p

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REAL ESTATE IN VESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! 5.29 ac. tract in
southern Hardee Co. $60,000!
1 Country living! New 2005
Fleetwood MH with 3 BR, 2 baths,
cl8:tfc 924 SF on large 1.25ac. Detached
carport, well and septic. $125,900!
Bayside home in Englewood!
Located on deep water canal.
o $1,075,000!


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10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs com-
plete 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: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
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. $175,000 now $170,000.
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.
New Listing: 5 building lots in Bowling Green. 2 lots .94 acre $28,000 each.
3 lots 1/3 acre $15,000 each. Very good location.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


IB r BVanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl2:15c


Completely remodeled, 3 BR, 1
bath, frame home on North 9th Ave
in Wauchula. $119,000!
Two 6+ ac. tracts, paved road, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!
Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
Inverness area. Two minutes from
boat landing to the Withlacootchee.
One tract has well, septic & electric
plus fill for your home. $50,000!
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4 BR, 2.5 bath brick home on 4
acs. has dble paved road frontage.
Minutes from Zolfo Springs. Many
extras and many new amenities.
Call today for full details. $320,000!


HOMESITES OR INVESTMENT!
Four residential lots in Indian Lake
Estates. Three of them are 100x218
ft, listed for $26,000 each. One is
200x218 ft, listed for $50,000! Golf
course, community center, and
shops!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on North Florida Ave. Zoned
commercial. $360,000!
12.95 acs. on Murphy Rd, west
Hardee Co. Beautiful, high & dry,
fenced with a 2 inch well.
$14,500/ac!
Lovingly maintained 3 BR, 2 bath,
CB home in Bowling Green. Large
fenced back yard. Includes all new
high-end appliances. $136,000!
Attractive 4 BR, 2.5 bath home with
3,152 SF on 1 ac. in Golfview.
Gas fireplace, central vacuum,-dual
A/C units, in ground pool, utility
shed. $350,000!
4 BR, 2 bath Fleetwood 2000 MH
has 2,016 SF of living area. Master
suite has a garden tub, shower, and
huge walk in closet. Some appli-
ances included. Located on 0.413
acs in Bowling Green. $95,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.............781-3490
RICK KNIGHT...-.......773-2472 SANDY LARRISON.......832-0130
MONICA REAS...........773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON


U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA. FL 33873


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3-WHEEL BICYCLE, excellent condi-
tion, $200; (2) metal sheds, 8x8, 8x10,
both w/3/4" plywood floors, $400
each. 767-8822 2:15tfc
GET THEM WHILE they're hot.
Smudge pots. 863-287-7270. 2:8-15p


Moil Homs


PARK MODEL RV adult park, mostly
furnished, many extras. Call 863-767-
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SMALL STUDIO apartment
$400/month including utilities
last months rent required, co
ly located in downtown W
Call 863-245-9659 for details
3 BR/2 BA, new mobile hom
Park, Wauchula, $600 mon
deposit. 863-781-3570.
RENTA CASA GRANDE,
Commercial Rentals, 1.00/S.
773-6616 445-0093 445-09


for rent,
as; 1st &
nvenient-
inauchulal


DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc


ATTFNTION! The Federal Fair
2:15-22p Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
ie in Oak race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
thly plus familial status or national origin, or
2:15-22c the intention to make such a prefer-
600/M. ence or limitation. Familial status
F.M. 863- includes children under 18 living with
15. parents or guardians and pregnant
2:8-3:8p women. tfc-dh


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the highest bidder
for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.
1998 Mack DP ID. #1M1AA13Y2WW085261
1999 Mack DP ID. #1M1AA18Y3XW099101
2004 VW 4Dr. ID. #3VWSK69M64M46461
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
February 16, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula FL.
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3 BR/1 1/2 B Wauchula, $700 month,
first and last required. 773-0166.
2:1-3:1 p
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 2:8-3:8p


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:29p
LAWN SERVICE Quality work.
Commercial, residential, licensed,
insured. 873-9696. 1:25-2:22p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE Licensed,
insured, free estimates, commercial,
residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p


HELP WANTED
Della Terra Farms located at 2827 State Road
64 West, Wauchula, FL has a position opening for
A/P and A/R data entry. Must have basic Word and
Excel knowledge. Must be self-motivated and have
excellent communication skills. Salary' will be
based on experience. Please fax resume to
863-735-0355 Attention Samantha Edwards.
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Arts & Crafts Sale

Saturday Feb. 17
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
SNACK BAR
Good Food, Better Prices
In Our Recreation Hall
PIONEER CREEK RV PARK
ci2:15p Highway 17, Bowling Green


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302 Bell Street. \auchula
Three bedroom; Two Bath with carport and utility room.
CMUL Construction. Nice corner lot in a nice neighborhood.
NEW: cabinets, counter tops, plumbing fixtures, CPV'C water lines.
NEW: stove and refrigerator
NEW: floor covering, interior and exterior doors.
NEW: high efficiency air conditioning including duct work.
Ready for occupancy; bring money, wife, kids and groceries!

863-832-1984
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SAll my life, I always wanted to
be somebody. Now I see that I
should have been more specific.


BABYSITTING in my home, learn and.
play, Monday-Saturday. 375-9995.
2:15-22p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 2:8-15p
DUMP TRUCK 4-HIRE, great rates, "U
call it I can haul it." 863-464-0917.
2:1-3:1p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING. Call
Martin @ 781-3141. 2:1-3:1p
JIM'S PAINTING house & mobile
home repair, interior & exterior, free
estimates, lie. & insured. 767-9650.
2:1-3:1p
CAKES Specializing in wedding,
birthday, quince oflos and sculpted.
For a consultation call 863-328-0024.
2:1-22p
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


WILL BABYSIT in my home, week-
ends, weekdays,'or nights. 781-5425t
1:18-2:15p:
DAVID'S LAWN SERVICE, quality
work, original business in Mianri
since 1982, "I guarantee to please
you!" 773-9598. 1:18
2:15p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-11D
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardej
County Ordinance 87-09 Section b0
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
div,
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto;'
my supplies now in stock at Pete's',
Pharmacy. tfc'
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs')
Narcotics Anonymous meets Mondayd
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael'4
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.i.
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and.
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at Firsi'
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &,
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdnl
LET US PICK up junk cars out of youth:
yard. Will buy old farm tractors',
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc;


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reward for children who learned their prayers. It is shaped to represent,
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LAM B ER
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
LAKE SETTING! Perfect home for the fisherman,
golfer or nature lovers! Situated on approximately one
acre on Lake Redwater, beautiful oaks enhance this
2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new windows over-
looking the peaceful lake; close to Highlands Ridge
North/South and Pinecrest Golf Courses. $249,900
EXCELLENT HOME FOR THE FAMILY! Lots of
room in this 4B/3Bth home; recently renovated with
new roof, countertops, and floors; large master suite,
screened patio, double garage and Smithbuilt storage;
located in nice neighborhood. $250,000
YOU'LL BE SOLD THE INSTANT YOU SEE this 3
B/2Bth plus study home located in Briarwood Estates;
lovely master suite with sunken tub, his and her's clos-
ets; spectacular kitchen; formal areas; beautiful
arched doorways; tile and carpet floors; extra storage
throughout. $310,000
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAIN! 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
WHY BUILD WHEN YOU CAN OWN this lovely
home located on golf course! Newly constructed C/B
Stucco home with 3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings
with upgraded light fixtures, split bedroom plan, ele-
gant master bath, bonus room with built-in cabinets
and sink, lovely landscaping. $299,500
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
/
IN IMMACULATE CONDITION! 3B/2Bth home
built in 1990, situated on 5 acres in an excellent area,
modern kitchen, tiled floors, 24x36 concrete floored
workshop! $359,900


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net

Michael Adams
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$78,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature oaks
plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36; locat-
ed in secluded area. $200,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet
and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard, conve-
nient location close to schools and shopping. $155,000
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
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
OWNER ANXIOUS TO SELL! 3B/1Bth, C/B home,
large oak trees, county paved road, fenced, metal barn.
$200,000
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
15 secluded acres, scattered oaks, fenced pasture.
$10,000 per acre
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $149,850


5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
S a ece ci one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
frontage and excellent location. $125,000retreat. $110,000
weekend retreat. $110,000


JUST RIGHT FOR BUILDING! 5 secluded acres;
some citrus trees; this tract would make a nice place
for mobile home or house. $125,000
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
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000

SERVICE YOU
2 t DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
SEQU OU ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
OPPORTUrT ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


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.
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $239,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery $90,000

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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FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser ing Hardee Count fobr o er 2('0 ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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Good Shepherd Hospice
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HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Join the Good Shepherd
Hospice team and provide
quality, end-of-life care to
our patients and their fami-
lies. We are currently seek-
ing a Patient Care Manager.
Patient Care Manager:
The selected candidate must pos-
sess a BSN with a minimum 3
years supervisory/management
experience. Responsibilities
include direct oversight of all
aspects of patient care provided
by the Admissions staff and set-
ting up care to hospice patients
and their families throughout
Polk, Hardee and Highlands
County. Previous hospice or
home health experience a plus.
Homemaker, FT (M-F)
The selected candidate will visit
patients in their homes and help
with light housekeeping, food
preparation and running occa-
sional errands.
We provide excellent salary and
benefits including generous time
off. Please fax resume to
Janet Voorhees at (813) 873-7695
or apply online at
www.LPHcareers.com.
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"On The Jo,
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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409
John Reschke ,CCC-045925
Bill Reschke cl4:21tfc License CBC-12430


G & D TREE SERVICE, LLC
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATE
CELL: 941-782-7621
For 24-Hrs. Emergencies Call
CELL: 941-782-7025
ASK FOR GREG DIXON
1 BUCKET TRUCK BOBCAT *DUMP TRAILER
LICENSED & INSURED
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Help Wanted
Safety Manager to assit with management
of farmer labor crews for safety issues &
inspections in Wauchula. Must be bilingual.
Irregular part time hours.
Send resume to
nr-services@ hotmail.com or
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Many more items, something for
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TECHNICIANS & PORTER
Needed for two apart-
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Wauchula. Supv. must
be HVAC certified.
Fax resume
to 305-357-4744.
Refer to Req#9


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a drag-out battle with the
top-seeded DeSoto Bulldogs, the
Hardee Wildcat five face an equal-
ly tough challenge tonight
(Thursday).
The Wildcats travel to Lakeland
Kathleen for the unenviable task of
facing the District 9 Red Devils
which upset Lake Wales 83-78 in
double-overtime on Saturday night.
Idell Bell, Kevin Foster and
Terrence Howell helped their squad
come from a 9-0 deficit to secure
the win.
Hardee had its own heroics in a
standing room only crowd in
Wildcat Den which watched a last
second show go awry as the 'Cats
lost to the Bulldogs which had not
lost a district game all season. The
Hardee record 10-5 record does not
reflect its capabilities. It includes a
10-point victory over the previous-
ly unbeaten Class 6A powerhouse
Lakeland Dreadnaughts.
Hardee's path to the regional
playoffs was not easy despite host-
ing the 4A-District 10 playoffs.
After a close game early, Hardee
cruised last Monday night in the
opening quarterfinal game against
seventh-seeded three-year school
Braden River which put up a good
battle in the 62-38 loss.
Another pair of quarterfinal
games were held on Tuesday, when
Palmetto beat Avon Park 72-65 and
Sarasota Booker downed Sebring
72-52.
That paved the way for the semi-
final games on Friday night. In the
early game, DeSoto barely beat
Palmetto 60-55.

HARDEE 55, BOOKER 46
The Wildcats had the late semi-
final game on Friday night, squar-
ing off with the Booker Tornadoes.
Although there are eight seniors on
the roster, the starting five included
seniors Sloan Collins and John
Jones Jr., juniors Eric Gurvarez and
Marquis Mack and soph Larry
Polynice.
Hardee countered with seniors
Weston Palmer and Jermaine King,
and juniors Mark St. Fort, Arnold
Louis and Olnel Virgile.
After a full minute of feeling
each other out, Palmer opened the
scoring with a trey. Mack answered
with a deuce. St. Fort hit a shot and
free throw to put Hardee up 5-2.
That lead was challenged, with
Hardee clinging to an 8-7 advan-
tage as quarter one ended.
The game was tied at 10-10 early
in the second period before Hardee
got a hot streak and forged out to a
24-11 halftime edge:
Mack dropped the first points of
the second half and St. Fort
responded with a pair of free
throws. Booker went to an all-over
press and cut the lead to 27-24. As
the third period ended, Hardee
inched it up to 31-27.
The final quarter was a flurry of
scoring. Booker narrowed it to 32-
31 but St. Fort went down the lane
for a shot. When Palmer lobbed it
to Louis for another deuce and put
Hardee up by five points, Booker
called a time out.
Neither team wanted to give way,
with charging fouls on both ends of
the court. When Booker had 10
fouls, Hardee got a pair of free
throws instead of one-and-one and
capitalized on it.
Hardee stayed just out of range
and finally ran the lead up to 10
points, 51-42 with less than a
minute left in the game. Despite
desperate attempts, Booker was
unable to close the gap. Hardee
won 55-46.
"We won good. They changed
from zone to man-to-man defense
in the second half and gave us
added pressure. They frustrated us
and caused turnovers, while we let
them get a rally. But we stayed
aggressive. Even missing 13 foul
shots in the fourth quarter, we were
able to hang on," said head coach
Vance Dickey.
Mack finished with 11 points for
Booker, with no other player in
double digits.
For Hardee, St. Fort was high
man with 19 points, including
seven-of-12 at the charity stripe.
Louis had a 14, King a dozen
Palmer eight and Marwin Simmons
two points. Simmons, Tyrone Pace,
Josh Jackson and Pete Solis came
in for valuable relief minutes in the
fast-paced game.
"We'll have to play as well or
better against DeSoto tomorrow
night. We'll have to stick to our
guns on defense and rebounding


and hope for the best," Dickey con-
cluded.

DESOTO 57, HARDEE 55
The district championship game
was preceded by the Florida High
School Athletic Association's new
feature, a three-point shootout
where each participant had 45 sec-
onds to shot five three-pointers
from each of three racks, to the left,
the right and in the middle of the
court.
There were only five contestants.
Hardee's Palmer took first place
and the winning T-shirt with nine
treys. Teammate King was next
with eight. Avon Park senior David
Reyes had seven, Braden River
junior Kal Almadani three and Red
Devil senior Jarius Hilton just one.
With this out of the way and
opening ceremonies completed,
Hardee and DeSoto took up their
never-ending rivalry yet again.
Tyre Thomas scored for DeSoto in
the first 15 seconds and King put
one in t6 tie the game for the first
time. It was also tied at 4-4, before
Hardee got a hot streak, shut down
DeSoto and took a 12-7 advantage.
However, at the one minute mark
Greg Summers drained a long two.
When Shay Shine hit a trey, it was
a tie game, 12-12.
'DeSoto waited for the final shot
of the first period, with Shine steal-
ing the ball and downing a three
before the buzzer went off. DeSoto
was up 15-12.
It was a fast-paced second stan-
za, too. Virgile tied it at 17-17 with
a free throw. When he fed St. Fort
inside for a deuce, Hardee took the
lead, stretching it to 27-17 by the
three-minute mark. Both teams
missed shots for the next two min-
utes.
DeSoto again closed with a flur-
ry. Sheldon Shine hit one of two
free throws, then came up with a
steal and layup and was fouled with
one second on the clock to sink a
pair of free throws and clip the
Hardee lead to 27-22.
The Wildcats opened the second
half with a Palmer pass to Virsile


for the shot. Louis hit a deuce,
Palmer a trey, then another.
Midway through the period,
Hardee led 37-30. When St. Fort
calmly went outside for a three-
pointer to put the 'Cats up 43-33,
the Hardee crowd went wild.
Again DeSoto's Shine brothers
fought back. Senior Sheldon drove
in for a shot and junior Shay
dropped a three-pointer with two
seconds left to slice the Hardee lead
to 43-40.
The final period was a study in
wildness as both teams scrambled,
pushed and tried their best to set the
other off pace. When Sheldon
Shine hit another three to make it
47-45, the Bulldogs took a time
out. After the timeout, Thomas
drained a three and gave DeSoto its
first lead in three quarters.
A hectic minute went by. On an
inbounds play, Virgile took a
Palmer pass for a deuce to put the:
Wildcats back up 49-48. And so it
went as time wound down. DeSoto
hit back-to-back shots and made it
55-49 at the two-minute mark.
St. Fort took a pass from play-
maker Palmer and made it 55-51,
only to have Shay Shine drive the
lane and dish to Tavarus Dennis for
a two.
Hardee wouldn't quit. King
banked a shot. At the one-minute
mark, Louis hit both ends of a one-
and-one and it was a 57-55 game. It
was a hectic final minute, but there
was no more scoring and DeSoto
collected the championship trophy.
Hardee reluctantly accepted the
runner-up trophy.
Sheldon Shine was the DeSoto
leader with 25 points, some every
quarter and seven-of-eight at the
charity stripe. Shay Shine had a
dozen on four treys. Thomas added
nine, Dominique Alexander five,
and Lee Camel, Summers and
Tomang Wang each two points.
St Fort had a monster game, scor-
ing 25 points on five deuces, a pair
of treys and four-of-four on the foul
line. King added a dozen, Palmer
eight, Virgile seven, Louis six and
Pace two points.


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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
Feb. 11, Bobbie Dean Stanley, 42, of Main Street, Newton, Texas, was


arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Ofc. J. Miller and charged with DUI,
two counts DUI with property damages.
Feb. 11, Karim Jami Almatin, 41, of 4309 Augusta Road, Garden City,
Ga., was arrested by Dep. Tom Souther and charged with four counts of bat-
tery.
Feb. 11, Catherine Nicole Rivers, 22, of 100 S. Lanier St., Fort Meade,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with larceny, grand theft,
possession of marijuana, fleeing to elude a police officer and smuggling or
introducing contraband into a detention facility.
Feb. 10, Manuel Lopez, 46, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested


JUNIOR HIGH CHEERLEADERS


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Keeping the players and fans enthused are cheerleaders (front row, from left) Brittany Hines, Krista Pilkington, Chelsea Wallace,
Savannah Albritton and Sierra Coronado; in second row, Shelby Lambert, Jennifer Ligon, Dana Douglas, Smokee Barker and
Lindsey Martin; in back, head coach Leslie Moon, Lacey Garza, Melissa Hartley, Courtney Buckley and Amanda Rigney; missing
is-assistant coach Amy Rigney.


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by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with fraud, giving a false identification
and petit theft.
Feb. 9, Timmy Joe King, 36, of 3474 SR 64, Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with sexual assault and battery.
Feb. 8, Rudy Berdugo, 20, Mario Perez, 18, and Ovindo Vasquez
Mejia, 25, all of 112 Great Reef Court, Wimauma, were arrested by Dep.
Nathan Woody and each charged with trespassing and petit theft.
Feb. 8, Danny Wayne Day, 36, of 2905 Platt Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 8, Lillie Mae Gray, 22, of 115 S. Third Ave., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Feb. 8, a theft on Boyd Cowart Road and criminal mischief on
Vandolah Road were reported.
Feb. 7, Ernest Christian, 23, of 1410 Polk Road, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 7, Ancelmo Sanchez, 29, of 711 Seminole St., Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a Hillsborough County
warrant charging him with DUI.
Feb. 7, Obeymar Aguilar Aguilar, 26, of West Palmetto Street, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a warrant charging him with
failure to appear in court on a charge of retail theft.
Feb. 7, a theft on Harn Road and business burglary on U.S. 17 South
were reported.
Feb. 6, Clemente Mendoza Garcia, 30, of 3545 Poplar Ave., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on capiases charging him with
domestic battery and resisting arrest without force.
Feb. 6, a 16 youth was arrested on warrants charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charges possession of methamphetamine, giving
a false name to a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with force and
fleeing to elude a police officer) and a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of driving while license suspended.
Feb. 5, Gregory Mike Perry, 41, and Katonya Larraine Jackson, 33,
both of 530 Illinois St., Wauchula, were arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison.
Perry was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jackson
was charged with domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and
discharging a firearm in public.
Feb. 5, Jose Jesus Miranda, 25, of 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
Feb. 5, Christopher Scott Stokes, 18, of 3419-33rd Ave. East,
Bradenton, was arrested on Manatee County warrants alleging failure to
appear in court on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 5, vehicles stolen on Hanchey Road and on SR 66 and a theft on
Hyde Street were reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 11, Robert Lee Anderson, 48, P.O. Box, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and driving while
license suspended.
Feb. 10, Ruben Santiago Lopez, 21, of 409 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with giving a
false ID to a police officer and driving while license suspended.
Feb. 9, David Chandler, 39, of Punta Gorda, was charged with battery
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SCHEDULE OF EPV3ENTS


Civic Center


Sunday. February 18
2:00 Kindergarten Princess Pageant Civic.Center


Monday. February 19
5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
& Machinery Exhibit
5:30 Rabbit Show Arena
6:30 Dairy Show Arena
7:00 Grooming Contest Arena
7:00 Junior Miss Pageant Civic (


Center


Tuesday. February 20
5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
& Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midway Opens (Midway Special 10 rides for $10)
5:30 Poultry Showmanship Arena
7:00 Swine Show Arena
7:00 Prince & Princess Pageant Civic Center


Wednesday, February 21
O CHILDREN'S DAY
(All Children High School & Under Admitted Free)
S Bracelet Day 3:00-Closing Bracelets $15' (13 & older)
$1200 (12 & under).
2:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
* & Machinery Exhibit
3:00 Midway Opens
* 6:00 Breeding and Heifer Show Arena
7:00 Steer Show Arena
: Beef Showmanship
(after Steer show) Arena


Thursday, February 22
5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
& Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midway Opens (Midway Special 10 rides for $1000)
5:30 Farm Credit Livestock Buyers Dinner Civic Center
7:00 FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale Arena

Friday, February 23
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
(Admission Free with Purchase of Bracelet ($15) Only After 9:00 p.m.)
5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall & Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midway Opens
7:00 Mrs. Hardee County Pageant Civic Center
7:00 Ranch Rodeo Wild Cow Milking, Bull Riding,
Team Sorting, Barrel Racing, Old Timer's
Roping, Hula-Hoop Bull Standoff,
Calf Doctoring, Mutton Busting (6yrs & under)
Arena

Saturday. February 24
Bracelet Day (Bracelets Available on Midway)
Available 12:00 5:00 ($1500) 5:00-Closing ($1500)
12:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
& Machinery Exhibit
12:00 Midway Opens
12:30-3:30 Horse Training 101


(Problem Horses)


Arena


4:00 Little Miss Hardee County Pageant Civic (
4:00 Mexican Band Arena
7:00 Mexican Bullriding, Hula-Hoop Bull Standoff,
Mutton Busting (6yrs & under) Arena


Center


Sunday, February 25
1:00 Midway Opens (No Gate Admission Charge)
1:00 Midway Special Buddy Day (2 armbands for the
price of one.)
1:30-2:30 Cowboy Church-Horse Training


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Saturday, February 17


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


.Pinted as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning......................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening....................... :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 ..................... :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 ...................l1:00.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 ................1.. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:30 p.m

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De 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.....................: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 ................... :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.m.
Morning Worship ................1.1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................6:00 p.m

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
English Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayei 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. I Roharts ( hapeli
773-0427 .
Celebration Service ........'0 '0 f"..
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
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday ............................... 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK,
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ...................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday....... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class '...............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood................................11:00 a.m .
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................1 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

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P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA

ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service ......................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH .
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ...............:9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service......................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(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 CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Su,, d,, Schi.'. l .............0:..:..:9 0 a.m .
lMoir nng e,'. i ce ........ .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.
SWdnesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......,................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship .. .10:30a.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 DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................... 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
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 Eg t
Sunday School 9'45 an.
Morning Service..................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:J5 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................... 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 (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................: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 ......................11:00 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 MINISTRY,
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................1:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ...........7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ...................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...................11:00 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
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 ................... 1:00 a.m..
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................... 7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
77.3:2946
Sunday Morning Worship ... 1'0:30 a:h.
Evening Worship .. . ... ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship.. .... . . . 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . ....... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

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 ........... 7O00 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 ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
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.


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 pm.
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.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... I. .11:00.a.m.
Training Union......... .....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.


Little Sammy, age tour, had
surgery. It was necessary that he
take his meals intravenously fora
while.
After the nurse explained the'
situation and started to administer
the glucose, little Sammy asked,
"Aren't you going to say grace?"
The habit of giving thanks is a
brave and cheerful habit.
It's an antiseptic. It destroys the
poison of grumbling.
It's an antitoxin. It dissolves the
poison of greed.
It's a vaccine. It defeats the
poison of grief.
Like the little boy asked, "Aren't
you going to say grace?"


Limitless Love


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Isn't it wonderful that love is limitless! It seems that the
more we give, the more we are able to give.
1 John 4:8 tells us, "God is love." This is the way God
manifests Himself on earth. Because God's love for us is
boundless, our love for others can be abundant. When we learn to
love unconditionally, our heart becomes full of joy, Tor then God
dwells within our soul.
If we love those whose lives we touch each day, they will
know love and they will pass it on. Love has a way of ever
increasing. Once the cycle begins, it will continue, spilling
endlessly on our lives like sunlight from the sky.
Give yourself a valentine this year. Worship God each week.
You will learn to give love...and you will receive love that knows
no bounds.


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CRIME BLOTTER
Continued From 1C
on an officer/firefighter.
Feb. 7, Benjamin Method, 38, of 2029 First St., Washington, D.C., was
arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohanan and charged with giving a false name to an
officer and resisting arrest without violence.
Feb. 6, Daniel Sanchez Ramero, 29, of 711 Seminole St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with giving a false name to a
law enforcement officer and no valid license.
Feb. 6, Shawn Curtis Rhymes, 20, of Lazy Acres, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohanan on warrants charging him with violation of
community control house arrest (original charges four counts burglary,
three counts grand theft, grand theft auto and possession of burglary tools.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 11, Maria Elena Tavares, 30, of 317 Orange St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with resisting an officer
without violence.
Feb. 11, Jose DeJesus Tapia, 28, P.O. Box 1175, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI and driving while
license suspended.
Feb. 11, Margarito Melchor Ahuejote, 24, of 1200 N. Davis Ave.,
Lakeland, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.
Feb. 8, Fredrick B. Johnston, 24, of 177 Minor Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Cp. Robert Ehrenkauffer and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while
license suspended.
Feb. 8, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported.
Feb. 7, Laurencio Hernandez, 23, of 214 W. Bay St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkauffer and charged with DUI and driving
while license suspended.
Feb. 5, residential burglaries in two locations on Pleasant Way were
reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 7, criminal mischief on Poplar Street and a theft on Marion Street
were reported.
Feb. 5, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.
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By Tammy Opalek
Paynes Creek Historic State Park Volunteer
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On a sunny day last November, all three fourth-grade classes at
Bowling Green boarded a school bus to Paynes Creek Historic State Park.
The purpose of this field trip was to build background knowledge in a real
sense for the children, in order to write better expository essays in class for
the Florida Writes portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
in February and March. If we could immerse the children with nature, ani-
mals and insects on this field trip, perhaps the background knowledge
would carry over into their writings, which we practice on a weekly basis
at school.
Park Manager Jackson Mosley and rangers Gayle Smith and Neal
Gilmore assisted our groups of students in many ways to create a learning
environment on this wonderful field trip. Ranger Gilmore narrated person-
al stories and inspiring tales of nature and wildlife, leading two classes on


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The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a
measure to amend the use of property tax for the
capital outlay projects previously advertised for the
2006 to 2007 school year.


New projects to be funded:


CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Covered walkways at Wauchula Elementary


NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
Playground equipment at Wauchula Elementary


Amended projects to be funded:


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be held on February 19, 2007, at 5:01 P.M., in the in
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tour through the trails along Paynes Creek. Ranger Smith operated the
video program presentation at the Visitor Center for the other class. The
interesting question-and-answer session afterward sparked a retelling of the
history of Paynes Creek and the Second Seminole War (ca. 1850), which
inspired the students to write later in their journals
Our exceptional student education youngster could not go farther onto
the trails due to her wheelchair, so the rangers accommodated her and
showed her marvelous cases of preserved nature specimens of bugs and
butterflies from their collections. The other students then embarked on the
trails to the original site of Fort Chonkonikla, which dated to 1849 and
beyond. The most popular spot was the suspension bridge over Paynes
Creek, which became a thrill ride as the classes gently crossed over it.
Paynes Creek is a nature preserve of Florida's wetlands and other
unique plant communities. Students experienced first-hand the change of
ecosystems as well as plant and insect observations along the trails. Some
wrote in journals to record observations new to them, such as animal tracks
in the sand, yellow and white Sulphurs butterflies flying in the tall grass-
lands, and the discovery of water and differences of soils along the creek
farther along the trails. This experience provided new vocabulary, such as
ox-bow lakes, sparkleberries, hammocks, and wetlands to student writings.
The students very much enjoyed the day at Paynes Creek to learn about
nature and to gain background information about "the real Florida." We
hoped that they would use this valuable information to gain confidence
when they write expository essays for the Florida Writes this month.
This field trip helped these students realize that much is to be learned
outside the classroom as well as inside. Paynes Creek is an excellent out-
door classroom with endless possibilities of study. The professional staff of
the park rangers helped us to enjoy this new experience by helping out in
many ways.


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At SFCC Ar
A special traveling exhibit cele-
brating Florida's traditional but sel-
dom-told folktales has made it to
the Museum of Florida Art &
Culture on the Highlands Campus
of South Florida Community
College.
Known as "Fired Mud/Telling
Stories," the exhibit is now open
through Saturday, Feb 24. The dis-
plays are free and open to the pub-
lic.
The educational exhibit is based
at the Museum of Florida History
in Tallahassee. The exhibit explores
"Uncle Monday and Other Florida
Tales," a unique collection of folk-
tales reflecting the diverse people,
places and events from various
points in Florida history.


t Museum
The tales were first collected by
Kristin G. Congdon and illustrated
by the late Kitty Kitson Petterson,
whose work was donated to the
state museum.
Petterson's illustrations provide a
vivid depiction of the tales, giving
historically accurate pictures that
help modern children understand
the many cultural influences that
made Florida.
Part of the exhibit includes the
pottery works of artists Rhonda
Bristol and Glendia Cooper, both of
whom base much of their work on
folklore from other parts of the
world.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by
the SFCC Foundation Inc.


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I Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


I GREW UP DREAMING OF BEING A COWBOY
"I grew u p dreaming oj'being a cowhbo,: and loving the cowbo\ ways'
pttrsiuing the li of1 n1y high-riding heroes. I burned up ny" childhood days. "
Willie Nelson
I belong to the last of a breed: the native Floridian. I am a fourth gen-
eration Floridian, on both sides of the family: I was born in Arcadia, raised
in Zolfo Springs around plenty of cowboys, and I always wanted to be one.
I went away for a while and came back home to a town I hardly rec-
ognized. That great natural landmark, the swimming pool. of which I've
written extensively, has been closed down and covered up. The Peace
River Swamp is less swampy than a city street and children play there in
less danger than an uptown playground. The black panthers that used to
prowl lhc woods are gone, moved on to greener pastures; their chilling
cries, like blood-curdling screams of terrified women, vanished like smoke
on the wind. It is rare to hear the call of a whippoorwill.
Fate must have wanted me back in my grandmother's house because,
against all odds, she wriggled her fickle finger and the universe conspired
to bring me back into it, an event I never dreamed would happen.
When I was a boy growing up here, dreaming of being a cowboy, and
wearing a white hat, I slept in the room we called the sleeping porch.
Windows wound all the way around the room and in spring and early sum-
mer, when it was cool, I'd open the windows to let in the wind and the scent
of night jasmine; and better to hear the calls of the whippoorwills, the hoot-


See Folktale Exhibit


20MOL ac S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4
AND
30MOL ac E3/4 of NEll4 of NE1/4


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07-24
Pacer Marine Engineering Inc by and through the Authorized
Representative request approval of a Site Development Plan for the
construction of a structure for the light assemblage of light-weight equipment
wholesale only to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) on 8.13+1-acres
zoned C/IBC in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ct., Hardee County Commerce Park
8.13+1-ac 20 33 25 0500 00001 0003
Lot 03, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
S20. T33S, R25E


AND
Lot 04, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park


203325050000001 0004
S20, T33S. R25E


This drawing of Acrefoot Johnson, who delivered mail in this
area during pioneer times, is among many that can be seen at
the traveling folktale exhibit which has made a stop at South
Florida Community College in Avon Park.
There are 40 spaces on the perimeter of the Monopoly board-22
of them are properties.

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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
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07-25 0934250000037900000
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
of a Site Development Plan on a subjectaredi of 0.27i+-acres of a 329+1/
acre-parcel on the FINR complex to install an interior shell road from a paved
road to a county-owned sewer lift station as a condition of a previously-
approved Site Development Plan, A-1 zoned property in the Agriculture Future
Land Use District
On or abt N side of Vandolah Rd, E of CR663
0934240000037900000
329+/-ac Com NW corn of S 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 88deg12min08sec W 2036.06 ft N
00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft N
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88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft'to POB
S09, T34S.R24E
07-26
Ben/Glenda Jean Dunlap request approval of a Variance to allow the
subdividing of a 120+/-acre-parcel into conforming lots less than 20 acres in
size zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt Redge Rainey Rd, N of Lily County Line St
E of Pine Level Rd 13 36 23 0000 09940 0000
120MOL ac N1/2 of SW1/4 & N1/2 of W1/2 of SE114 S13, T36S, R23E
07-28
First Christian Church by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan for the construction of a
3,600+/-sq-ft building, 6.85MOL ac, zoned F-R in the Town Center Future Land
Use District
On or abt S side of Louisiana St.
E of Georgetown Loop 05 34 25 0000 08850 0000
6.85MOL ac
N451.51 ft of NE1/4 of NEI/4 of SE1/4 lying N of Anderson Burton Davis S/D
S05, T34S, R25E
07-29
Jonathan Mark/Stephanie S. Parker request approval of a
Variance to property line setbacks in the R-2-zoned district, to construct a
single-family dwelling on a 12,639+/-sq-ft-lot in the Residential Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
On or abt Fairway Ln
Torrey Oaks Villas S/D 17 33 25 0100 00001 0004
12,639+/-sq-ft
Lot 4 LESS E 95 ft thereof & Lot 3 LESS W 44 ft thereof, BIk 1 Torry Oaks Villa
S/D S17, T33S. R25E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, MARCH 15, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the PlanninglZoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-23, 07-26, 07-29

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 BuildinglZoning 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. 02:15,22c


ing of owls, and the myriad other night sounds that have gone the way of
the panthers and the cowboys.
Although I kept it a secret, the sleeping porch was magic. At night I'd
turn off the light, lie on my back in bed, and stare up into the darkness. The
ceiling slanted downward, toward the west, and after a while it would begin
to sway, very gently, from side to side . and then, as if someone had
turned on a TV, figures would form and begin to move.
Images and voices, as clear as those on the screen of the Starlight
Drive-in, would unfold in complex dramas, free of charge. The movies I
watched on the ceiling were always Westerns, usually in black and'white.
They starred Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue,
Jimmy Wakely, Tex Ritter, Rex Allen, the Lone Ranger, and other cowboys.
I looked forward to each night's presentation and watched with the same
excitement as I watched the double-features every Saturday afternoon in
the walk-in theater in Wauchula, next to the Wauchula State Bank.
Admission to the theater was 35 cents. Popcorn was a dime and Cokes
were a nickel. The movies on the sleeping porch ceiling were not only free
but imbued with the magic of a little boy's dreams.
Chip Ballard welcomes connments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, MARCH 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.
07-23
Rojan Inc/FI Engineered Citrus Inc./Roy Brown by and through the
Authorized Representative request a Major Special Exception to develop
a private airstrip for small planes in an executive airstrip s/d known as
Horseshoe Acres, 88.40MOL acres zoned F-R, 18.00MOL acres zoned A-1 in
the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or about Post Plant Rd, N of Goose Pond Rd
243523000006970 0000
10MOL ac W114 of NE1/4 of NE114 S24, T35S, R23E
AND
243523000009330 0000
28.40MOL ac N112 of SE1/4 of NE114 & that part of N1/2 of SW1/4 of SW114 of
NEI/4 S & E of rd S24, T35S, R23E
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Prince And Princess Contestants


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Second graders at Zolfo Springs Elementary School who are vying for Hardee County Fair prince
and princess titles are (front row, from left) Carl Atkins, Luis Castillo-Diego, Jimmy Lane, Jamie
Davis, Cody Cumbee and Jose Villegas; (back) Lacy Adams, Callie Corson, Tamara Griffin, Araceli
Munoz, Daisy Chapa and Maria Carranza.


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Hilltop Elementary School's prince and princess candidates are (front row, from left) Thomas
Atchley, Jordan Ragland and Juan Diaz; (back row) Christian Napier, Arianna Delarosa, Yesenia
Perez and Kailee Olmos.


At Wauchula Elementary School, prince and princess contenders are (front, from left) Boone
Paris, Haydon Lindsey, Kyle Choate, Isaac Flores and Dylan Carmona; (back) Faith Hays, Abby
Clark, Shayla Albritton, Rosie Fimbres, Catalina Langoria and Angelica Soria.


At North Wauchula Elementary School, contestants are (front, from left) Cade Roberts, Jacob
Rickett, Lance Bursler, Gannon Watson and Jesse Santoyo; (back row) Litzy Vargas, Desiree Ford,
Audra Weeks, Darby Farr and Odalis Hernandez.


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By Ine;

Our condolences to Larry and
Norma Reid on the sudden death of
their grandson. It was a shock to
Small, and we are so sorry to hear it.
SOur prayers are with them and their
Family. Russell McGuire had to
return to his Northern home
because of illness. We wish him
well. Ed and CeCe Ann Waggoner
are heading back to Ohio. They will
Sbe missed.
Some of us went to see the
Variety Show at Wauchula City
', Hall. Our own Bill Hartigan sang
Several George Burns songs he
. does so well. Everyone really
Enjoyed it. Sorry if you missed it.
The show was very entertaining.
MUSICIAN APPRECIATION
PICNIC
We held our annual Musician
Appreciation Picnic on Saturday,
Feb. 3. Although the weather was
bad and we had to eat inside, 93
, people didn't seem to mind. Harold
:,Lake and Ed Souligne grilled ham-
burgers and hot dogs. Winnie
DeWitt, Sharon Lake, Pat Bohnett,
Emma West, Audrey Semler and
Lucy Bush did a fantastic job serv-
ing and keeping the line running
smoothly.
When we were finished with the
meal, eight of the musicians enter-
tained us with some wonderful
bluegrass music. What can I say -
it was a fabulous day.
MUSIC
The day after the picnic, Sunday,
Feb. 4, 20 musicians came back to
entertain 73 of us. The weather was
a bit chilly so we all sat in the Rec
Hall, which was filled with the
warmth of good friends and good
music.
The 50/50 was won by Tom
Ditzier, Walt Hanks, Noah Carter
and Charles West. The much appre-
ciated merchant certificates were
given to Bill Terrell, Anita Albert,
Donna Tucker and Jim Harter (2).

BINGO
Bingo Thursday, Feb. 1, found


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35 players enjoying the evening.
The jackpot was won by Mary Lou
Altmann. Mary Lou Katzur won
the 50/50. Merchant certificates
were given to Joan Newton, Joyce
Longueuil, Rita Clyde, Shirley
Johnson and Frank Huiet. The jar
remains available.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, there was a
small drop in bingo players, bring-
ing 28 players to the Rec Hall.
Charlotte Longueuil and Shirley
Johnson shared the jackpot and
Donna Martin won the 50/50. Joyce
Longueuil, Lucy Bush, Dale
Bohnett, Emma West and Pat
Bohnett received merchant certifi-
cates. The jar is still waiting for
someone to claim it.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our monthly celebration Ice
Cream Social was held on Monday,
Feb. 5. The Rec Hall found 53 of us
loving the evening and honoring
those with birthdays and anniver-
saries. The hosts for the evening
were Bertie and Fred Marsh, Jo
Moore, Mary Marr, Mae White-
head, Joni Branham, Emma West,
Joanne Bray, Ruby Ramey and
Forrest Grooms.

GAMES
Horseshoes is going strong. By
the time you receive this, we will
have had our horseshoe tourna-
ment. Hope you didn't miss it. I
will report the results next week.
Cards were played on Monday
and Wednesday. Monday, Feb. 5,
there were seven people for
Pokeno. Pat Bohnett and Mary Lou
Katzur went home the winners. On
Wednesday, Feb. 7, four players
came for Pokeno. This time Joyce
Longueuil was the happiest player.
Phase 10 was also played on
Wednesday. Of the six players,
Doris Matthews won two games
and Flo Nadeau won one game.
They were happy, too.
God bless and keep you healthy
and happy until next time.


The line was long, but plenty of food.


COURTESY PHOTO


GOTCHA!


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
26 Candidates In The Field For
Hardee Offices To Date: Twenty-six
candidates are seeking office in
Hardee County in the coming elec-
tion, with six more announcing this
week. All major offices now have
one or more candidates.
The only man not having opposi-
tion yet being Sheriff C.S. Dishong,
who was one of the first to
announce for re-election. Other
offices have two to four candidates
for each. Bowling Green and Zolfo
Springs commission spots are the
only ones with no candidates.

Several Schools End Terms
During Month: A number of rural
schools in Hardee County are
preparing to end their 1931-32
terms this month, seven of which
will close on Feb. 26.
Those to close this month include
Popash, Pine Dale, Lemon Grove,
Lake Branch, College Hill, Fort
Green and Gardner. All of these
opened the first Monday in July and
will complete the eight-month term.

Married 50 Years Ago On Feb.
14: On Sunday, Feb. 14, Mr. and
Mrs. John B. Sauls will mark their
50th or golden wedding anniversary
at their home two miles north of
Wauchula.
The couple was married on Feb.
14, 1882, and came to this section
two weeks after their marriage.
They were married at Spring Hill
Church in Polk County.

50 YEARS AGO
Scholars Cited At Hardee High:
The Hardee High student body
recently applauded fellow students
as they came forward at an assem-
bly to receive awards for outstand-
ing scholastic achievement. A total'
of 131 senior high students were
given ribbons signifying their
scholarship.
Seven of the number got recogni-
tion for receiving straight A's for the
first half of year. They are: Mike
Crews, Bob Porter, Edith McDavid,
Jackie Cliett, Gerald Alderman, Joe
Lynn Cranford and Dennis Melton.

Hardee High Band To Give
Concert: Feb. 24 will mark the
debut of the Hardee County High
School concert Band in a series of
SSunday Concerts designed to give
the citizenry of Hardee County an
afternoon of recreation.
The Sunday concerts, sponsored
jointly by the city of Wauchula and
the Hardee County High School,
are to be. held in the City
Auditorium beginning at 3 p.m.

School Of Ballet To Start Feb.
23: Linda Powers has announced
the opening of a school of ballet
dancing at the Wauchula City Hall
starting Feb. 23. Registration will
be at the City Hall all day tomor-


row.
Powers has had 12 years of danc-
ing experience, including three sea-
sons with the Ballet Rusee De
Monte Carlo. She has studied under
some of the top ballet teachers of
New York.

25 YEARS AGO
Ager Matthews Wins Valentine's
Pageant: Ager Noreen Mathews,
15, was chosen Senior Sweetheart
at a Valentine's Pageant in the Agri-
Civic Center Friday night. The
pageant was sponsored by the
Concerned Citizens Council of
Hardee County.
Mathews' court included Juanita
Ruth Rena Pollock, Miss
Congeniality; Michelle Annette
Thompson, first runner-up; and
Cassandra Benita Ivery, second run-
ner-up.

Local Girl Scouts Are Out Selling
Cookies This Month: Members of
the Heart of Florida Junior Girl
Scout Troop 352, who all attend
Wauchula Elementary, began sell-
ing Girl Scout cookies last week.
Shown in the Feb. 18, 1982, issue
of The Herald-Advocate are Pam
Edwards, Samantha Brown, Krissa
Vance and Draice Lowenberg, who
were out selling Saturday after-
noon.

North Wauchula Elementary third
Grade Entertained PTO: "A Stroll
Through February" was presented
by the North Wauchula Elementary
third grade classes Thursday night
for the PTO.
Skits presented included
Sweetheart Tree, Langston Hughes,
Me and My Shadow, Norman
Rockwell, Leavin' On A Jet Plane
with Charles Lindberg, Laura
Inglass Wilder, Singing Telegram,
You Light Up My Life, Galileo and
Buffalo Bill.
10 YEARS AGO
School's A-Team Ranks At Fair:
A new event at the Florida State
Fair brought yet another trophy to
Hardee County on Monday. The
Hardee Senior High School
Academic Team battled from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. against several other
teams.
The LifeSmarts state educational.
competition was held this year at
the state fair, and Hardee's team
was the only one from the greater
Tampa Bay area to reach the semi-
finals before losing to the
Rockledge. Raider te.ir., which
went on to win thetournamegt.

Country Star Brightens Wauchula
Stage: For the second time in as
many months, one of the great stars
of country music will be making a
special appearance in Wauchula.
Felin Husky will perform in the
Red Barn at the Wagon Wheel
Recreational Vehicle Park off U.S.
17 and Bostick Road on Friday.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. -Tickets are
available at the park office for $5
per person.

Baseball Begins With Win:
Hardee baseball officially began


with a win over Frostproof on
Monday evening in the start of the
earlybird tournament. Last week,
the Wildcats split games in a pre-


season classic at Lake Gibson,
where they downed Mulberry but
lost to the hosting school.
The regular season for the "Cafs
begins with a home game next
Tuesday against the Fort Meade
Miners. After a Thursday trip to
Lake Region, Hardee returns home
on Friday; Feb. 28, for a key game
against District 11 rival Sebring.


LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON
PROPERTY TAX REFORM ISSUE
Below is the schedule for legislative hearings on property tax reform.
The hearings are likely to focus on residential property taxes and ignore the
impact of tax increases on commercial and business properties as well as
agricultural lands.
Farmers and ranchers are asked to be present and speak to the impor-
tance of not changing agricultural use assessments (Greenbelt).

IMPACT
As constitutional officers, property appraisers are vested with adequate
authority to police suspected Greenbelt abuses. The Greenbelt as performed
the way its framers intended since 1959. It is Florida's best hedge against
runaway development. It helps make it possible for Florida's farmers and
ranchers to stay in business and contribute to our economy while requiring
few public resources in return. Groves and cows don't require sidewalks
and schools!
Perhaps reformers should look at imposing spending limits at the local
level as a way to force local governments to prioritize their funds.

ACTION
If we don't speak up, government's insatiable desire for increased rev-
enue streams may be focused in our direction, which would be a mistake
for all of Florida.
Farmers and ranchers are asked to be present and speak to the impor-
tance of not changing agricultural use assessments (Greenbelt).
The dates, times and places for area hearings are: today (Thursday) in
Tampa at Hillsborough Community College, tomorrow at Fort Meyers at
Florida Gulf Coast University and next Thursday, Feb. 22, in Orlando at
Valencia Community College. All three meetings are 6 to 9 p.m.


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
City of Wauchula
126 South 7th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Separate sealed BIDS are requested by the City of Wauchula for
the construction of the improvements proposed for the Oak Street
Park Phase 2. The project consists of the following, but not nec-
essarily limited to, work involved renovating and improving the
existing Oak Street Park in Wauchula, Florida. Work includes
selected demolition, picnic pavilions, playground shade struc-
ture, bleachers, picnic tables, BBQ grill, benches, site lighting,
exercise station, concrete sidewalks, modifications to existing
resfroom facilities (ADA compliance), site furnishings and gazebo
as further defined by the drawings.
Bids will be received by Office of the City Clerk at the office of City,
Hall at the address listed above until 2:00 PM, (Standard Time).
Wednesday, March 9, 2007, and then at said office publicly
opened and read aloud. .
A pre-bid conference has been scheduled-for Friday Februai'j:23.
2007 at 10:00 AM to be held at 126 South 7th Avenue.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following
locations:


City of Wauchula
126 South 7th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida


Kimley-Horn & Associates
2601 Cattlemen Road, Suite 500
Sarasota, Florida 34232


Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the
'office of the Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., located at
2601 Cattlemen Road, Suite.500, Sarasota, Florida upon payment
of $75.00 for each set.
The City Council reserves the right to waive irregularities and to
reject any and all bids. 2:15


COURTESY PHOTO
Jerry Smith of Brookside Bluff in Zolfo Springs caught this 79-in
blackfin shark early this month while fishing 25 miles out in the
Gulf of Mexico on the charter boat "Paradise." The shark
weighed over 100 pounds, and took more than one hour to land.

Over 30 percent of the land in the United States is owned by the
Federal Government.


NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and
sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash the following described livestock:
1-Dark Brindle Brahma-cross cow approx. 800 Ibs.
after 1 p.m. on the 19th of February 2007 at the Hardee
Livestock Market to satisfy a claim for all incurred fees,
expenses for feeding and care and costs hereof.
J. L. Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, FL
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THIS LITTLE PIGGY...
From time to time we write stories about the unusual animals we see,
and this one certainly falls into that category. About a month ago, Ellie Mae
Williams, a really special client, ca. in and was almost embarrassed about
the fact that she had a pet wild pig.
Ellie Mae explained the pig wandered up to their house when it was
just a few months old, and they fell in love with her. They call her Piggy.
Ellie Mae had a Chihuahua, and they had installed a little door for the dog
to go in and out of the house. When Piggy first came to visit she used the
dog's door and slept on a pillow in the house, but Ellie Mae said she never
messed in the house, not one time.
During the next couple of months Piggy packed on the pounds, and it
was obvious she couldn't get through the limited access to the house, so the
wild piney woods rooter started sleeping on the porch.
Piggy took a bath in a small fish pond near the house when she was lit-
tle, but when she got too big Ellie Mae said she went to Tractor Supply and
got a big black tub, and that's where she takes a bath now. She also said
Piggy likes to have her back scrubbed with a brush when she's in the tub,
but Ellie said she didn't always have time for that.
Apparently Piggy learns quickly because she always knows when it's
time to feed the dogs. Ellie Mae said "Piggy runs along behind me to the
shed where I feeds the dogs, and she waits patiently to check the bowls to
see if the dogs left anything." The Williams' buy hog feed for Piggy, of
course, but what Piggy really likes is dog feed so Ellie Mae mixes it half
and half. This pampered pig also knows what to do when she sees the famil-
iar green bucket because she knows there are scraps in it that bucket, and
she heads for the exact spot where she knows those scraps will be thrown
over the fence.
Ellie Mae told us that when she calls, Piggy she will come-a-runnin'
wherever she is, but she assured us Piggy sure knows what the word no
means. Ellie Mae said, "If Piggy picks something up she will hold it in her
mouth until I get close to her, then she will finally drop it."
The neatest thing I heard about Piggy is about her trips to the cow pas-
ture. Calves always lick anything and everything so Piggy obliges. She
goes out there, lays down, stretches out and lets the calves lick her. Their
rough tongues probably feel a lot like the brush Ellie Mae uses when Piggy
takes a bath.
It seems Piggy has earned quite a reputation around Hardee County
because Ellie Mae said a lot of people come by, but they don't want to know
how they are they want to know about the pig.
Actually, the reason for her visit was that Ellie Mae didn't want any
more pigs, and she asked if I could spay a pig. I agreed to do the surgery,
but when the appointed time arrived I went out behind the office and was
surprised when I got a look at Piggy because she weighed nearly 80 pounds.
At that point we were convinced this was in fact a very large Florida
piney woods rooter because it took both of our technicians, a man who vol-
unteered and myself to get Piggy into the office and back out to the trailer
after we finished the procedure.
It required a lot more time and a much larger incision, but Piggy went
home and can look forward to basking in the love and attention she will
enjoy as a,,family, pet.




Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


CHAPEL
Chapel had 155 in attendance.
Pastor Jim Wiliams spokg about
Daniel, and how we all would like
to be like Daniel. Special music
was by Phyllis Hanson; she did a
trombone solo. Ushers were Robert
and Jeanne Opperman and Larry
and Ruth Brown.

COFFEE HOUR
There were 207 at coffee hour.
Merchants certificates were given
out and the 50/50 of $69.50 was
won by Sue Rew.

NEWS OF INTEREST
Donn MacDonald won the
Winn-Dixie Super Bowl prize. He
won a charcoal grill, a football-
shaped lawn chair and $50.
Congratulations, Donn. We got a
report that Sherrie Carlton is in the
hospital back North. We wish her
well. The Canadian picnic had 65
people in attendance.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Jan. 29. at Betmar, Ruth Brown
took second in main. Ruth took
fourth in main at Lakeland on Feb.
1, also at this tournament Larry
Brown took first in main. At our
inter- park shuffle, we hosted Fort
Meade. The score was Pioneer
Creek 30 and Fort Meade 6.

.PEOPLE OE THE WEEK
Bob and Cheryl Conkle have
been in our park for four years.
They are from McComb, Ohio.
Married for 12 years, they have a
combined family of six children
and eight grandchildren.
Cheryl was an elementary-
school teacher for 31 years. When
back North, she enjoys subbing for
other teachers. Bob is an electrician


and coached high school- football
for 35 years. When back North, he
umpires girls softball and boys
baseball games.
Bob and Cheryl are very active
in our park. Cheryl is the leader of
the Songbirds and plays piano for
the chapel choir. Cheryl and Bob
also choose the chapel music, and
Bob is the music leader. They also
teach beginner shuffleboard classes,
on Wednesday at 3. Bob is involved
in wood shop and has made 29 dul-
cimers. Cheryl leads a hand-bell
choir back North. She wishes we
had one in our park. Bob leads the
men's exercise class, Huff and Puff.
We appreciate their involvement in
all these activities.

GAMES
Bowling for Feb. 7: Steve
Mclntire had a high game of 212
and a high series of 571. Kay
Glover had a high game of 176, and
Ardeth Johns had a high series of
437.
Euchre Jan. 31: first, Shirley
Weightman; second, Gary Zimme-
man; and third, Tom Stamm.
Loners were Cal Oldham and Gary
Zimmeman. Low was Donn
Rethlake. Euchre for Feb. 6: first,
Rosemary Huesing; second,
Lincoln Kinney; and third, Pat
Kenney.

COMING EVENTS
We will have a snack bar on
Tuesday and one on Thursday, Feb.
20 and 22, at 4:30. This is put on by
the pool hall and euchre. On Feb.
24 it will be our pancake breakfast
from 7:30 to 9. The night of Feb. 24
we will have a deejay dance start-
ing at 7 with T&T Entertainment.
Feb. 25 we will be treated to the
Songbirds and'ice cream sundaes.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Don't forget to wear red on
Friday to support our troops.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Feb. 7 were Pauline
McKenzie and Patrick Gibson and
Shirley and Ron Meathrel. Richard
Brayton led the U.S. Pledge, Sylvia
Baker led the Canadian Pledge and
Don Merillat led the prayer.
Keith Stephens and Carolyn
Gordon announced the Rec
Committee served 336 at the chili
supper and the auction raised over
$1,600. Keith said if everyone is
interested in havinganother auction
next year, they should let their sec-
tion representative, Carolyn, or him
know.
The 50/50 winners were Lot 323,
Lot 465, Ellen and Lloyd Gilson,
Jean Jacques and Monique Dufour,
and Marion and Max Hollings-
worth.

DESSERT & FASHION SHOW
The Dessert & Fashion Show
hosted by the Craft Club was held
Feb. 5. It was a huge success. There
were 130 ladies who came out and
raised $283 for breast cancer. The
clothes were supplied by a nation-
ally known ladies store in
Mulberry. The models were Sheilat
Barr, Sylvia Baker, Jeanette Hea-
cock and Pam Norris.
After the fashion show, desserts
were served that were made by the
craft members. If you wish any
recipe, the following ladies were
the fabulous dessert makers: Sylvia
Baker, Bernice English, Carolyn
Gordon, Betty Stephens, Verna
Dawson, Shirley Johnson No. 2,
Charlotte Householder, Millie
Kocher, Sheila Smith, Shirley
Glessner, Sharlene Arola, Kay
McKnight, Karen Schroeder,
Joannie Miller and myself.

BINGO .
Bob Tracy and Barb Newman
split the paper special on Feb. 2. On
Feb. 5, Cindy Johnson and Loyd
Lankford split the paper special.

SCORES
Bowling Jan. 31: first, Fearless
Four; second, Flos boys; and third,
Mywin.
Ladies Golf Feb. 1: The winners
were Marilyn Funkhouser, Nancy
King and Marge Cook.
Mixed Golf Feb. 5: The winners
were Les Ascott, Ken Dawson, Bill
R. Johnson and Paul Vaughan.
Shuffling-Feb. 6: three-game
winners were Dale Baker, Ray
Baker, Bob Bundy, Mike Defreitas,
Bob Funkhouser, Gary House-
holder, Don Merillat, Art Miller,
Jack Morrell, Dick Robinson, Larry
Schnunck, Keith Stephens and Pete
Van Veen.

HELEN VILLEE
I noticed in the screen room at
the rec hall that a notice was put up
mentioning that Helen Villee
passed away on Dec. 6. Helen was
from New Jersey and liked to play
bridge. Helen was Crystal Lake's
reporter for The Herald-Advocate.
When I took over, Darlene Jackson


gave me articles that Helen, Jean
Kling and Darlene had written for
The Herald-Advocate.
I have Helen's articles from
December 1999 to Jan. 31, 2001 If
anyone is interested in reading
these old articles from 1999 to the
present, please see me. Helen
always ended her column with
"Welcome to Paradise."

CHURCH
Church service Feb. 5 opened
with the Rev. Winne leading the
singing of "His Name is
Wonderful," a cappella style. There
were 130 in attendance. Maxine
Stromme was the greeter and Bob
Wilday and Lowell Gordon were
ushers. During the receiving of the
offering, organist Jim Bolhouse and
pianist Carol Merillat played "The
Old Rugged Cross." The choir's
anthem was "Unworthy," directed
by Nancy Morrison and accompa-
nied by the pianist.
Scripture from the Book of
Daniel, Chapter 3, was the basis for-
the sermon titled "It Pays To Serve
the Lord." The Sacrament of Holy
communion was observed follow-
ing the sermon. Don Merillat gave
the opening communion prayer.
Pete Van Veen, Jerry McBride,
Gary Householder and Zane
Heffner were communion ushers.
Communion stewards were Judy
and Jerry McBride and Charlotte.
and Gary Householder. The service
closed with the singing of
"Alleluia."
Welcome to paradise!

Nerves provide me with energy.
They work for me. It's when I
don't have them, when I feel at
ease, that I get worried.
-Mike Nichols


COURTESY PHOTO
Fashion models (from left) Pam Norris, Jeanette Heacock, Sylvia
Baker and Sheila Barr.





FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended February 8, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,014 compared to
6,120 last week and 5,951 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 lower; feeder steers and heifers 1.00 to
3.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 135.00-205.00
300-400 lbs., 115.00-146.00; and
400-500 lbs., 94.00-125.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-165.00;
300-400 lbs., 99.00-130.00; and
400-500 lbs., 88.00-106.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-49.00.

Slaughter Bulls: -Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 56.00-64.00.


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Grillin' & Chillin'


WINNERS
Grand Champion: John Ford, J Mack Cookers of Bardwell, Ky.

Reserve Champion: Kevin Bevington, Home BBQ of Oviedo
People's Choice Award: J Mack Cookers
Backyard First Place: E&M BBQ, Elwood Mishoe of Wauchula
Backyard Second Place: Salty Hog, Mike Lesko of Wimauma
Backyard Third Place: Gerald Robinson, Belflower's Floors
Direct of Wauchula

Chili First Place: Matt Crews, Backwoods BBQ of Wauchula
Dessert First Place: Virginia Irby of Wauchula


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