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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 11
3 Sections, 28 Pages


plus 4q sales tax


Thursday, February 22, 2007


Hardee County Fair Crowns Its Royalty!


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The 66th annual Hardee County
SFair began its circuit this week with
the crowning of the royalty.
Leading off the coronations were
the young ladies chosen as Miss
Hardee County on Saturday and
Junior Miss on Monday in pageants
held in the Agri-Civic Center in
front of two capacity crowds.
Selected out of a field of 22 con-
testants as Miss Hardee County
2007 was Summer Hensley.
Summer was also selected as Miss
Internet Photogenic and Miss
Congeniality. Amanda Rigney took




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For 'Story


Of Jesus'
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Tickets go on sale Monday for
the annual five-weekend perfor-
mances pf "The Story of Jesus."
In the 20th year since the drama
began in a small church setting and
grew to a multi-performance
.Passion Play known nationwide,
this year promises to bigger and
better.
Coordinator Mike Graham said
Tuesday, "This is probably the
biggest cast we've had in 10 years.
The attendance at Sunday re-
hearsals has been larger than in 10
years. There are a lot of new faces,
`50 or so, and a lot of churches
involved. It's probably the only
thing in the county that involves 30
or so churches. We have all ages,
from infants to senior citizens."
Graham said some pre-show
activities have been added to set the
atmosphere from the time people
arrive at the Hardee County
Fairgrounds. For instance, Roman
soldiers may enter tour buses to
"accost" riders and bring them into
the center. In the parking lots, peo-
-ple supposedly on their way to
Jerusalem to pay taxes will inter-
mingle with the crowds and offer
interesting comments.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for the 8
p.m. performances. Tickets are $11
for the extreme outside sections of
the stands. All the other seating is
$15. There is a $1 discount for
groups of 25 or more.
Performances are on Friday and
Saturday nights, March 23-24 and
30-31, and April 6-7, 13-14 and 20-
21. All performances are interpret-
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: Courthouse Report.........8C
Crime Blotter 3A
SCommunity Calendar......5A
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Information Roundup.....5A
Lunch Menus.......5B
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the crown of Junior Miss out of 22
eighth-grade girls vying for the
title. She was also selected Miss
Internet Photogenic.
The court of Miss Hardee County
is filled with Mandy Cornelius, first
runner-up; Chelsee Watson, second
runner-up; Mavil Gonzales, third
runner-up; Christina Jena, fourth
runner-up; and Miranda Smith,
Miss Photogenic.
Filling out the competition were
Meg Hackney, Kaitlin Pridgen,
Kalee Barker, Jocelyn Skipper,
Jahna Davis, Cassi Sissum, D.K.
Davis, Kaila Nix, Kelli Johnston,
Kara Keen, Whitley Sheffield,


Miss Hardee County Summer Hensley


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who apparently thought
the threat of death would get his
estranged wife to come back to him
was found guilty of multiple crimi-
nal counts last week in Hardee
Circuit Court.
It took jurors just over 4-1/2
hours Thursday to find the 33-year-
old Bartow man guilty of seven
crimes in the February 2006 beat-
ing, rape and abduction of his wife
of eight years. He had been on trial
for 13. Only the six false imprison-
ment and kidnapping counts
involving the couple's three chil-
dren generated not guilty verdicts
from the jury.
The man, whose name is being
withheld by The Herald-Advocate
to protect the identity of his wife
given the nature of his crimes, was
convicted of sexual battery, kidnap-
ping, aggravated assault, false
imprisonment, burglary, domestic
battery and violation of a 'court
injunction for protection.
After the jury returned its verdict
at 8 o'clock at night, Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle ordered the cus-


Danielle Hines, Brittany Croy, Joy
Williams, Lindsey Moye and Sarah
Mahoney.
The court of Junior Miss Amanda
is filled with first runner-up
Courtney Buckley, second runner-
up and Miss Photogenic Brittany
Hines, third runner-up Melissa
Hartley, fourth runner-up Danielle
Nicholson, essay winner Kyndall
Robertson and Miss Congeniality
Vanessa Garza.
Rounding out the competition for
Junior Miss were Cindy Granados,
Rubi Rivas, Oriana Martinez,
Lauren Moore, Jennifer Ligon,
Christina Milby, Kasie Hicks,


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON


tomary pre-sentencirig investiga-
tion into the man's background and
set his sentencing for March 27 at
2:30 p.m.
The trial had consumed four
days, with jury selection taking one
of them. Assistant State Attorney
Gene L. Malpas called nine wit-
nesses to the stand. He showed that
the man and his wife had been sep-
arated for eight months when, on
the night of Feb. 5, he broke into
her house on Hollandtown Road
while no one was home and waited
there for her return.
When she and the children came
home at about 9 and began to pre-
pare for bed, the man accosted his
estranged wife in her bedroom and
pointed a gun at her. He beat her
and then snapped her cell phone in
two when she tried to call for help.
In the early-morning hours of
Feb. 6, he sexually assaulted her,
then forced her and their three chil-
dren into a 2006 Chevy Tahoe for a
ride to his Bartow residence. There,
he held them captive until around
12:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 before giving
up his plan for reconciliation.
See SENTENCING 2A


Allison Poucher, Eryo Mahoney,
Christie Selph, Lacey Garza,
Hannah Jacobs, Amy Garcia,
Ashley Martin and Leigha
Trammel.
The two pageants featured the
theme of "Hardee Hoe Down," and
saw the musical entertainment of
seniors Lauren Raulerson and
Courtney Norris and junior
Savannah Palmer.
Performing their opening number
to "Cotton-Eyed Joe," the junior
girls really warmed up the crowd.
Contestants for Miss Hardee
County appeared for the judges in
bathing suits, casual wear and final-


ly their evening gowns. The Junior
Miss contestants appeared in casual
and formal wear.
It was a tough call for the judges,
and it came down to the very end
with the question-and-answer ses-
sion for the decisions to be made,
and the final selections of Summer
and Amanda.
Summer, 17, is the daughter of
, Kimberly McGuckin and Danny,
Hensley. She is a lifeguard, teaches
swim lessons and plays softball.
She is a member of Bowling Green
Baptist Church.
Her future plans include attend-
ing South Florida Community


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Junior Miss Hardee County Amanda Rigney


College to earn a degree in elemen-
tary education and to ultimately.
become a kindergarten teacher.
Amanda is the daughter of
Andrew and Amy Rigney of
Wauchula. She is the president of
the Hardee Junior High Student
Council and historian, of the
National Junior Honor Society. She
is also a cheerleader.
She has served as a peer mediator
for two years, and has volunteered
for the American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life. Amanda has been a
member of the Hardee County
Players for four years. She is a
See ROYALTY 2A


Freeze



Hardest



On Cattle


Low Of 26
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A low of 26 degrees' appears to
be the worst report of last week-
end's weather.
The cattle industry seems the
hardest hit of agriculture in Hardee
County.
"It didn't get as cold as anticipat-
ed, but a heavy frost on Saturday
and Sunday mornings froze the
pasture grass pretty bad. Most cat-
tlemen will have to buy feed for
their stock for a while. The grass
was already pretty short. We need
rain, and no more cold weather and
I believe it will come back fine,"
said David Royal of the local
Florida Farm Bureau office.
At the University of Florida
Cattle Range Station in Ona, tem-
peratures dropped more after day-
light on Saturday. "It was 30
degrees at 5 a.m," said Christine
Markham, voting the temperature
is recorded every 15 minutes.
"By 6:30, it was 29, at 7:15 it
was 28 and at 8:25, it was 26
See FREEZE 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Fifth-grader Tyler Pella waves goodbye to his classmates at Zolfo Springs Elementary School on
Tuesday morning after stopping there with other members of the Florida Cracker Trail Ride to
share a brief history of the event and a look and the animals and equipment. The annual ride is
in its 20th year, and covers the 120-mile path pioneer cowhunters used as they returned from tak-
ing their cattle to market. The ride began in Bradenton on Sunday and ends Saturday in Fort
Pierce. Riders spent a couple nights in Hardee County, and were expected to cross into
Highlands County on Wednesday. More photos of their time here can be seen next week. Tyler
participates in the historic ride along with his dad, Louie Pella.


460.


Jury: Man Terrorized WBOY CLASSMATE


His Estranged Wife

Sentencing Set For March 27







2A The Herald-Advocate, February 22, 2007


r 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


Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by The Herald-Advocate Publishing
Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional
entry office (USPS 578-780), "Postmaster," send address changes to: The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


DEADLINES:
Schools Thursday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5pm
General News Monday 5 pm
Ads-Tuesday noon


LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be writtenn in good taste. signed and include a da rinme phone
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ible-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines All tems are subject to edjung


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Miss Hardee County and her Court (from left) Mavil Gonzales, third runner-up; Mandy Cornelius, first runner-up; Queen Summer
Hensley, who also won Miss Congeniality and Miss Internet Photogenic; Chelsee Watson, second runner-up; Christina Jena, fourth
runner-up; and Miranda Smith, Miss Photogenic.


TICKET SALES
Continued From 1A


ed for the deaf by someone onstage
among the crowd, so viewers can
keep an eye on the action as well as
the interpreter.


HONOR ROLL
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School inadvertently omitted
a student from its Honor Roll
recently published in this
newspaper.
Josie Hancock, a third grad-
er, achieved all A's. Congratu-
lations, Josie!
. -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.


The three-hour drama recreates
the life of Christ Jesus from His
birth through the trial, crucifixion,
death,, resurrection and Second
Coming. There are about 200 ani-
mals, including horses, camels,
sheep, goats, cattle, dogs, donkeys,
chickens, pigeons and doves, who
move with the actors along the
dusty streets of Jerusalem.
As soon as the Hardee County
Fair closes, crews begin assem-
bling the 300-foot long stage,
building the background and land-
scape. There are 200 props, to be
assembled and hundreds of cos-
tumes to make as each actor may
have more than one part.
Going to the website storyofje-
sus.com for tickets will enable peo-
ple to see video clips of past perfor-
mances and get a feel of the detail
and authenticity of the drama.
Tickets may also be purchased by
mail at Power & Light Productions.
P.O. Box 97, Wauchula Fl 33S3 .or
by phone at 375-4031.






m acua l 33873


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Junior Miss Hardee County and her Court (from left) Kyndall Robertson, essay contest winner; Melissa Hartley, third runner-up;
Courtney Buckley,. first runner-up; Queen Amanda Rigney, who also won Miss Internet Photogenic; Brittany Hines, second runner-
up and Miss Photogenic; Danielle Nicholson, fourth runner-up; and Vanessa Garza, Miss Congeniality.


a judge and then finally a Supreme
Court justice.

The crowning of royalty at the
Hardee County Fair continued
Sunday with the Kindergarten
Princess and Tuesday with Prince


& Princess. Tomorrow (Friday)
brings Mrs. Hardee County, and
Saturday boasts the newest
pageant, Little Miss Hardee
County.
Check next week's coverage for
the winners of these crowns.


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member of the First Baptist Church
of Wauchula.


Li. [*UFrom The Past


Her future plans include graduat-
ing from Hardee Senior High
School with honors, then attending
Florida State University. From
there, she hopes to attend Harvard
to pursue a degree in law. Amanda
plans to become a district attorney,



FREEZE
Continued From 1A
degrees, the lowest it got," she re-
ported. Temperatures early Monday
also hovered between 26 and, 28
degrees,.
"The grass went from green to
brown in a few hours. Now that it's
back to near 80 degrees, it should
recover," she said on Tuesday.
About citrus, Barbara Carlton,
executive director of the Peace
River Valley Citrus Growers Asso-
ciation, was optimistic. "We've
heard reports of some very minor
damage on the leaves or bloom, but
nothing significant. We heard a few
scattered pockets of 25 to 28
degrees as the low temperature, but
overall we were pretty lucky," said
Carlton.
About other crops, Bowling
Green grower Jimmy Parker report-
ed "no real damage. We had it
mostly about 34 degrees. I heard
some at 30 or 29. We won't be
doing any replanting. Mostly, we
lost a lot of sleep," said Parker, who
said he only really gets caught up
on rest in the summer months.
The county Extension Service
office had no reports of any. freeze
damage.




SENTENCING
Continued From 1A
The defendant himself was
among the eight witnesses called to
the stand by defense lawyer Kelly
Collier before the case was turned
over to the jury for:its deliberations.
He now remains in the Hardee
County Jail as he awaits sentenc-
ing.

Life be not so short but that
there is always time for cour-
tesy.


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months -$16; 1 yr. $28; 2 yrs. $54
Florida
6 months $20. I .r. $37.2 )rs $72
Out of State
6 months $24. I ) $4-1. 2 rs $86


ROYALTY
Continued From 1A













During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 18, Rafael Duarte Canto, 27, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with felony battery.
Feb. 18, thefts on Polk Road and Snell Street, burglaries on con-
veyances at Gardner and Peterson Street, and a vehicle stolen on SR 64
West were reported.

Feb. 17, Victor Manuel Martinez, 34, of Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with petit theft and
resisting arrest without violence.
Feb. 17, thefts on Smith Road and U.S. 17 North, and a vehicle stolen
on Civic Center Drive were reported.

Feb. 16, Pedro Mendez, 26, and Miguel Montejo Perez, 29, both of
3301 Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Dep. Carree Williams
and charged with battery on an officer.
Feb. 16, Ruth Arlene Kulesz, 40, of 2851 Adams St., Hollywood, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on charges of violation of probation or com-
munity control house arrest.
Feb. 16, a residential burglary on Broward Street was reported.

Feb. 15, Raul Molina, 32, P.O. Box 1272, Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of violation of probation/community
control.
Feb. 15, Thomas Florez Jr., 27, of 618 Old Bradenton Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by deputies Julie Bridges and Pauline Bissette and charged
with obstructing justice, battery and violation of probation/community con-
trol.
Feb. 15, Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 33, of 1833 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with petit theft
and disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 15, Gregory Von Stringer, 44, of 219 Atterby Dr., Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-support.
Feb. 15, thefts in two locations on U. S. 17 North, on Louisiana Street
and on Altman Road were reported.
Feb. 14, Chad Clay Buckmaster, 36, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of DUI and driving while license
suspended.
Feb. 14, Kathy Lynn Stephens, 37, of 931 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of failure to appear in court."
At the jail, detention Dep. John Fowler detained her on two charges of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 14, Michael Shane Kemp, 34, of 911 Oak St., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with possession of metham-
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phetamine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, obstruction of
police, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of drug parapherna-
lia, fleeing to elude police and possession of a short barrel shotgun.
Feb. 14, Jessica Baker Juarez, 28, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by the countvwide Drug Task Force on seven counts of failure
to appear in court.
Feb. 14, Carol Lynn Staton, 41, P.O. Box 1131, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on an out-of-county warrant.
Feb. 14, a residential burglary on CR 664A and criminal mischief on
Ramblewood Drive were reported.

Feb. 13, Danny Lee Douglas, 43, General Delivery, Day ona Beach,
was arrested on a charge of non-support.
Feb. 13, Calaster Thomas Junior, 59, of 429 South Road, Wauchula,
was arrested on four counts of violation of probation/community control.
Feb. 13, Jorge Villanueva Torres, 18, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on charges of DUI and refusal to sub-
mit to DUI tests. He was detained by Dep. Maria Hall on a charge of vio-
lation of probation/community control.
Feb. 13, a business burglary on Vandolah Road, vehicles stolen on U.S.
17 North and on Alderman Road and a theft on Boyd Cowart Road were
reported.

Feb. 12, Chuy Francisco Solis, 29, of 856 Fazzia Drive, Frostproof,
was arrested by the Drug Task Force on six out-of-county warrants.
Feb. 12, Bettina C. Barwick, 46, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was
arrested on a charge of petit theft.
Feb. 12, thefts on U.S. 17 North and U.S. 17 South, a tag stolen at
Dunson Corner, and criminal mischief on Carlton Street, Martin Luther
King Jr.Avenue and Lee Street was reported.

WAUCHULA
Feb. 19, Cipriano Flores, 34, of 139 Helen Road, Wauchula, was



City Of Bowling Green

To Buy New Garbage Truck


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The city of Bowling Green will
soon get a new garbage truck, city
manager David Elbertson told the
City Commission on Feb. 13.
The commission at a special
meeting Jan. 29 voted to buy a
Sterling 25-yard garbage truck for
$116,127 that has a capability to
pick up dumpsters. Financing for
the five-year lease/purchase will be
through the Florida League of
Cities. The motion was made by
commissioner David Durastanti
and seconded by vice mayor Fern
Gibson. The vote was unanimous.
At the Feb. 13 meeting the com-
mission approved the first reading
of an ordinance so low income
seniors can claim an additional
homestead exemption if 65 or over
and meeting specific income.
The commission approved the
first reading of an ordinance to
increase the minimum lot width in
R-l, single family residential zon-
ing from 80 feet to 100 feet. "This
goes back to what it used to be
before it was changed to 80 feet,"
said Durastanti.
The commission approved
Hardee Fire/Rescue selling the old
1986 city fire truck and using the
money for the city.
City manager David Elbertson
said work will begin soon on the
sewer lines in the northwest corner
of the city.
On Jan. 29 the commission


"INVITATION TO BID"

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the County Manager's Office, 412\West
Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873 for:
ADVERTISING THE 2006 DELINQUENT TAXES
Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Manager's Office at the above address. Envelopes
must be sealed and marked "2006 DELINQUENT TAXES and must be delivered to:
HARDEE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
412 West Orange Street, Room 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 08, 2007. Bids received later than the date and time
as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late delivery of bids made in person, by mail, or any
other type of delivery service.
ALL BIDS RECEIVED TIMELY SHALL BE OPENED IN THE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE, AT 3:00 p.m., Thursday,
March 08, 2007, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICAL.

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part thereof that may be considered to be in the best
interest of Hardee County and also reserves the right to waive irregularities in any bid.
BOBBY RAY SMITH, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 2:22c


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approved the final reading of the
animal control ordinance.
The final reading of an ordinance
on capacity fees was approved Jan.
29. The commission also approved
a final reading of an ordinance to
prohibit indemnification of third
parties and similar arrangements as
recommended by city attorney
Gerald Buhr.
At the Jan.. 9 meeting commis-
sioners heard a request from Joshua
Sargent and Joseph Adams to hold
a bike ride on Feb. 17 to help sup-
port the Sherry White Ministries
project to help women in crisis. The
leased facility is located at 601 N.
Florida Ave. in Wauchula.
Junior and Roy Williamson made
a request for closure of a portion of
Starke Ave. from Avon Street back
to their property lines and closing
from Main Street to their property
lines since Habitat for Humanity
has purchased the old two-story
house and property by Starke Ave.
An ordinance will be drawn up for
this.


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February 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A

arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.

Feb. 18, Zarco Prospero, 22, of 1222-59th Court, Cicero, Ill., was
arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with DUI.
Feb. 18, Alfredo Tinoco, 22, of 230 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charge with counterfeiting license plates and
two traffic violations.
Feb. 15, Marcelino Perez-Cruz, 29, of 1820 Alamo Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohanan on a charge of.violation of
probation/community control.
Feb. 15, criminal mischief on North Seventh Avenue was reported.
Feb. 14, a vehicle was reported stolen on Peace Drive:

Feb. 13, Frank Williard Johns, 56, of 4120 U.S. 98, Fort Meade, was
arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte on an out-of-county warrant.
Feb. 13, criminal mischief on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and a
theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 18, Jose Ramires, 18, Jesus Ventaro, 22, and Juan Carlos Gomez,
20, all of 4601 Dixiana St., Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Scott
Grace and each charged with resisting an officer with violence. Gomez was
also charged with battery and carrying a concealed weapon.
Feb. 16, Paul Daniel Skipper, 28, of 1021 S. Park Ave., Titusville, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.

Feb. 15, a fight on Maple Avenue was reported.

Feb. 14, Alexander Herrera, 18, of 791 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21.
Feb. 14, Marco Huerto-Casillas, 18, of 828 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession of ampheta-
mine, possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol by a person under 21
and introducing contraband into a detention facility.

Feb. 13, a fight on Grove Street was reported.

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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 brother, Joe
Thomas of Wimauma; 20 grand-
children, 32 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
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
SRobarts Family Garden Chapel,
and burial will be in Paynes
SCreek Cemetery.



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MINISTER ARTESHA
FELICIA RICHARDSON
A Celebration of life for
Minister Artesha Felicia Richard-
son will be Saturday, February 24,
2007 at 11 a.m. at First Christian
Church, 1121 Louisiana Street,
Wauchula, with Bishop Young
Laster, officiating and Bishop
Alto Blanding, eulogist. Inter-
ment will follow in Sunset
Memory Gardens Cemetery,
rhonotosassa.
Minister Artesha Felicia Rich-
ardson was born June 7, 1974, to
Pastor Earnestine and Arthur
Richardson. Artesha was a God-
loving young woman who loved
the Lord with all her heart, all her
soul, and all her strength as well
as her family, friends and every-
one that she ever spoke with.
Minister Artesha attended
Hardee Senior High School,
where she graduated with honors
in the class of 1992. She then pur-
sued higher education at FAMU
(Florida A&M University). She
graduated from FAMU with a
bachelors degree in 1997; she also
had credits towards her masters
degree. She became an eighth
grade teacher at Stewart Middle
School in Tampa, and later
became a bail bondsmen.
Minister Artesha was a Holy
Ghost filled young lady with the
love of Jesus and the patience of
an angel. Inspiring others to love
each other was her greatest ser-
mon, preached to her family,
friends and those who didn't
know her. Minster Artesha was a
precious jewel that was lent to the
family for just a season, and she
showed everyone how to shine
like Jesus would want us to.
She was a major part in her
family's business and church.
Artesha was a church musician,
secretary, event coordinator and
an outreach minister. She lived a
life that should be served as a
model for the world. This angel
departed from this earthly home
on Feb. 12, 2007.
She leaves her loving family
members; parents; Pastor Earn-
estine and Arthur Richardson, sis-
ters; Angellina Richardson, Earn-
estine Richardson-Smith and hus-
band Elbert "Jay" Smith, brothers;
Lovester Marshall and Arthur
Richardson, III and wife Danielle
Richardson.
Visitation will be held on
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 6-8 pm at
True Holiness Deliverance Center,
3800 North Nebraska Avenue,
Tampa.
Morning Glory Funeral Chapel
Tampa 2:22c


THURMAN L. TERRELL
Thurman L. Terrell, 76, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
February 18, 2007 at home.
He was born June 8, 1930 in
Alabama and moved to Bowling
Green over 53 years ago. He was a
member of First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green, and worked in the
parts department at Bartow Ford.
He was a Hardee High School
graduate.
Survivors include his wife,
Elaine Terrell of Bowling Green;
two children, Danny Terrell and
wife Brenda, and Cynthia Marie
Dickey and husband Kenny, all of
Bowling Green; two sisters,
Willabell Tubbs of Wauchula, and
Pathenia Murray of Bowling
Green; seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday.6-8 p.m.
at Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula. Services were at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green with the
Rev. Roland Davis, the Rev. Bud
Gillett, the Rev. Jim Williams and
the Rev. Blake Albritton officiat-
ing. Burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


WILLIAM HATCHER
BEARRENTINE
William Hatcher Bearrentine, 90,
of Fort Meade, died Sunday,
February 18, 2007, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 23, 1916 in
Abbeville, Ala. and moved to
Bartow when he was a teenager. He
has lived in Fort Meade since 1944.
He was a citrus maintenance super-
visor for Peace River Packing for
40 years. He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He was
affiliated with the Paynes Creek
Primitive Baptist Church in
Bowling Green, the Cornerstone
Church of God in Fort Meade and
the First Presbyterian Church in
Bartow.
He was preceded in death by his
son Mark Bearrentine.
He is survived by his wife of 66
years, Willie Lou, Bearrentine of
Fort Meade; one daughter, Joy
Albritton of Fort Meade; two sons,
Norman Bearrentine of Oakland,
Calif., and Bruce Bearrentine of
Fort Meade; and three grandchil-
dren, Sion Bearrentne of Baritow.
Lenora Bearrentine of Miami and,
Kline Bearrentine of Fort Meade.
The family received friends from
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the
funeral home. Services were
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Paynes
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
with the Rev. Jimmy Brookins, the
Rev. Brian Brookins and the Rev.
Jim Hatch officiating. Interment
followed in the Paynes Creek
Cemetery in Bowling Green.
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CECILIO
GONZALES SR.
Cecilio Gonzales Sr., 76, of
Wauchula, died Friday, February
16, 2007 in Sebring.
He was born Dec. 22, 1930 in
San Benito, Texas and moved to
Wauchula in 1968. He was a
member of St. Michael Catholic
Church, and a crew leader for
Woodson and Woody's in
Palmetto.
Survivors include three chil-
dren, Ramon Gonzales of
Wauchula, Sylvia Gonzales of
Winter Haven, and Cecilio
Gonzales Jr. of Wauchula; one
sister, Lupe Nicolasa Garcia of
San Benito, Texas; 20 grandchil-
dren; and 13 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Monday 6-8
p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral
Home. Services were held at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 with the
Rev. Vincent Clemente officiat-
ing. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.


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EDITH A. KERSEY
Edith A. Kersey, 82, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, February
18, 2007 in Sebring.
She was born May 22, 1924 in
Winter Haven and had been a resi-
dent of Hardee County all of her
life. She was a member of the
Bowling Green Church of God.
Survivors include her husband of
63 years, o i'ge Kersey; five sons,
Jessie and wife Joyce of Arcadia,
Eston, Arlie and wife Freda, Rex
and wife Pam, and George and wife
Marie, all of Hardee County; five
daughters, Nelda Kersey of Tampa,
Alie Alderman and husband Julius,
Mary Youngblood and husband
Dale, Nadine Gillis and husband
Randy, and Vera Youngblood, all of
Hardee County; many grand chil-
dren, great-grandchildren, and
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday 6-8
p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral
Home. Services will be held at 3
p.m. today (Thursday), Jan. 22 at
Bowling Green Church of God
with the Rev. Michael Howell offi-
ciating with burial in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula



In Loving Memory
Mark Anthony Lunsford













Feb. 22, 1972 Apr 8,2006
Mark, words can not express
how much we love and miss
you so very very much. Your
leaving us has left an empty
spot in our hearts. You will
always be a part of our lives
and we will never forget you.
We think about you everyday.
All the good times we've
shared will never be forgot-
ten. You touched so many
lives in your 34 years with us.
Sadly missed by family
.:: .... & frlerd&s- .
Y Mara, Isaac, Sister'Lisa,
Wife Selena & Daughter
Courtney, Nephews Shaun,
Cortez & Demetria, and the a
Hodges & Evans Families








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THURMAN L.
TERRELL
Thurman L. Terrell, 76, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
February 18, 2007 at horime.
He was born June 8, 1930 in
Alabama and moved to Bowling
Green over 53 years ago. He was
a member of First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green, and worked in
the parts department at Bartow
Ford. He was a Hardee High
School graduate. He as an avid
hunter and gardener and enjoyed
carpentry.
Survivors include his wife,
Elaine Terrell of Bowling Green;
two children, Danny Terrell and
wife Brenda, and Cynthia Marie
Dickey and husband Kenny,, all
of Bowling Green; two sisters,
Willabell Tubbs of Wauchula,
and Pathenia Murray of Bowling
Green; seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday 6-8
p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel, Wauchula. Services were
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at


First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with the Rev. Roland
Davis, the Rev. Bud Gillett, the
Rev. Jim'Williams and the Rev.
Blake Albritton officiating.
Burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.



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DONALD CHARLES
HARRISON
Donald Charles Harrison, 80, of
San Angelo, Texas, and formerly
of Wauchula, died Friday, February
16, 2007, at his residence.'
He was born on April 60, 1926,
in Wauchula to Felix and Grace
Cox Harrison. He was the former
owner of Pioneer Auto Restoration
of Wauchula. He was a member of
Southland Baptist Church. He
played golf and restored antique
autos.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; one son, Patridk'Harrison;
three brothers, Marland Harrison,
Alva Harrison and Norman
Harrison; and one sister, Permilla
Whiteside:
He is survived by hig wife
Geraldine Lowe Harrison; one son,
Tom Harrison and wife Barbara of
San Fafael, Calif.; one Stepson, Ron
Davis ard wife Julie of San Angelo,
Texas; one brother, Dennis' Harri-
son of, Marked Tree, 'Ark.; three
grandchildren, Landon Davis,
Baron Davis and Laryn Davis; and
several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on
Tuesday, 'at S.uifhl:rnd 1Baptist
Church inf Sa'n Angel:
In lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to Hospice of San Angelo,
P.O. Box 471, Sjn Angelo, TX
76902 or American Lung Associ-
ation, P.O. Box 26460,,Austin, TX
78731.
Johnson's Funeral Home
San Angelo

KATHRYN ELIZABETH
WALKER
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker, 88, of
Wauchula, died Monday February
19, 2007 in Wauchula.
She -was born Dec. 11, 1918 in
Louisiana and had lived in Hardee
County most of her life. She was a
graduate of Hardee High School, a
waitress, and a member of Crews-
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She %i's i'.e'6dWefiW death h5her
husband, Robert Walkei Sr., and
two sons, Robert Walker Jr. and
Michael Walker.
Survivors include one son, John
Walker and wife Valerie of Cocoa;
two daughters, Diane Heath and
husband Tim of Zolfo Springs, and
Donna Besch and husband Pete of
Sebring; 11 grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
"11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at
Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church
with the Rev. Terry Hudson offici-
ating. Visitation is 10-11 .m,'at the
church. Burial will follow in
Crewsville Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


The American people want a
dialogue between them and
their president. And if we can't
haire that opportunity b6ftalk-
ing with one another; seeing one
another, shaking hands with
one another, something has
gone wrong in our society.
-Gerald R. Ford


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TODD WESTMORELAND
Todd Westmoreland, 43, of
Ionia, Mich., died Friday, February
16, 2007.
Born Nov. 9, 1963 in Wauchula,
he moved to Michigan from
Bowling Green over two years ago.
He worked for Agrico and did
home construction.
Survivors include one aunt,
Louise Smith of Bowling Green;
one daughter, Jodi Smith of
California; two brothers, David
Westmoreland and wife Cheryl of
Bowling Green, and Douglas
Westmoreland and wife Peggy of
lonia, Mich.; several nieces and a
nephew
Graveside services will be held at
10 a.m. today (Thursday), Feb. 22
at Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


CECILIO GONZALES SR.
Cecilio Gonzales Sr., 76, of
Wauchula, died Friday, February
16, 2007 in Sebring.
He was born Dec. 22, 1930 in
San Benito, Texas and moved to
Wauchula in 1968. He was. a mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic Church,
and a crew leader for Woodson and
Woody's in Palmetto.
Survivors include three children,
Ramon Gonzales of Wauchula,
Sylvia Gonzales of Winter Haven,
and Cecilio Gonzales Jr. of Wau-
chula; one sister, Lupe Nicolasa
Garcia of San Benito, Texas; 20
grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-.
children.
Visitation was Monday 6-8 p.m.
.at Robarts Family Funeral Home.
Services were held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 with the Rev.
Vincent Clemente officiating.
,Burial was in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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chula, died Sunday, February 18,
2007 in Sebring.
She was born May 22, 1924 in
Winter Haven and had been a
resident of Hardee County all of
her life. She was a member of the
Bowling Green Church of God.
Survivors include her husband
of 63 years, George Kersey; five
sons, Jessie and wife Joyce of
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Visitation was Wednesday 6-8
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People who have Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with the num-
bers 2111 should not eat it but return to the store for a refund. Some of that
has salmonella. The peanut butter was made in Georgia by ConAgra.
Annie Farmer of Bowling Green two weeks ago planned to make a
peanut butter pie for her church group picnic at House of Fellowship in
Sarasota. She had never made the recipe before and at the last moment
decided to make a lime chiffon pie.
About three days ago she made a peanut butter pie and was going to
serve it for lunch to her husband Ed and son Tim, who had driven over from
Tampa.
Tim said to check what kind of peanut butter. It was Peter Pan with the
numbers 2111, so the pie was thrown away.
"I licked the spoon, but it has been 72 hours and I am okay," said Ed.
Ed said salmonella poisoning is not fatal, but said, "You get squirts and
throw up. It comes out both ends."
Annie said ConAgra will reimburse her for the cost of the peanut but-
ter, Cool Whip and pie crust. She has to mail the peanut butter lid and pie
costs to the ConAgra company based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Don Dobberstein, 76, and his wife Lila of Muskegon, Mich., have been
living several months a year at Wagon Wheel RV Park in Wauchula for 10
years. They will be moving soon to Pioneer Creek RV Park in Bowling
Green.
He said Wagon Wheel RV Park is being sold effective March 15 to a
new owner who convert the park to a Class A motorhome park where peo-
ple will buy their lots and have a motorhome at least 36 feet long.
At Wagon Wheel they rented a lot for $1,400 a year which allowed
them to spend up to six months there. He said Wagon Wheel has about 250
lots.
Dobberstein has a 12 by 40-foot mobile home that is on blocks. It will
have to be moved along with a carport and screen room that total another
12 by 40 feet.
He said there are about 69 permanentss" at the park.
"I stayed four months a year. Some people stayed three to six months,"
said the retired Sears employee.
The county zoning board and the county commission have approved a
plat change to allow the new use for the park, he said.
Many of the Wagon Wheel renters are going to move to Pioneer Creek
RV Park. It will cost them to move, some more than others depending on
the attachments which were at the renters' discretion when they were
added. Thre were never any promises that the park would always remain
a rental park. Rents were on a year-to-year basis through the years, gener-
ally expiring April 1 when most northern residents left and moved back up
the country.
Dobberstein said about 200 people will have to move. He knows that
Wagon Wheel owners George and Norma McNary have every right to sell
their business and have been trying to sell the RV park for several years. He
is just disappointed the land use will not continue as an RV rental park.
Selling the park for use as a motorhome park with individual lots having to
be purchased'means most residents will have to move, and some have been
there 5 to 17 years.
Dobberstein said winter residents from the North "are the finest kind
of people the county would want. We don't bring kids to put in schools, and
there are very few law enforcement problems."

Seminole Electric Cooperative in 2005 had total revenues of just over
$1 billion, with a net margin of $6.4 million. Energy sales to member coop-
eratives were 16,298 GWH, meter connections were 846,244 and the mem-
ber population served was 1.6 million. The system coincident peak demand
was 3,833 MW. Seminole had 477 employees.
Seminole's 10 member cooperatives provide electricity in all or parts
of 46 Florida.counties. Seminole owns 'about 300 miles of high voltage
transmission lines.
Payne Creek generating station in Northwestern Hardee County start-
ed in 2002 with 500 megawatts and late in 2006 added 300 megawatts of
peaking power.
Florida's population is over 17 million and gains about 1,000 new res-
idents a day.
In 2005 coal provided about 30 percent of Florida's electricity and
nearly 50 percent of the nation's electrical energy.

Wauchula's Edner Cherry boxed Paulie Malignaggi of New York City

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KATHRYN ELIZABETH
WALKER
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker, 88,
of Wauchula, died Monday
February 19, 2007 in Wauchula.
She was born Dec. 11, 1918 in
Louisiana and had lived in
Hardee County most of her life.
She was a graduate of Hardee
High School, a waitress, and a
member of Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Walker Sr.,
and two sons, Robert Walker Jr.
and Michael Walker.
Survivors include one son,
John Walker and wife Valerie of
Cocoa; two daughters, Diane
Heath and husband Tim of Zolfo
Springs, and Donna Besch and
husband Pete of Sebring; 11
grandchildren and 18 great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at
Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Church with the Rev. Terry
Hudson officiating. Visitation is
10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial
will follow in Crewsville
Cemetery.



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Todd Westmoreland, 43, of
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ruary 16, 2007.
Born Nov. 9, 1963 in
Wauchula, he moved to Michi-
gan from Bowling Green over
two years ago. He worked for
Agrico and did home construc-
tion.
Survivors include one aunt,
Louise Smith of Bowling Green;
one daughter, Jodi Smith of
California; two brothers, David
Westmoreland and wife Cheryl
of Bowling Green, and Douglas
Westmoreland and wife Peggy of
lonia, Mich.; nieces, Joni Sim-
mons and husband David of
Bowling Green, Michelle and
Tina Skinner of lonia, Mich.;
nephew Peter, Westmoreland of
lonia, Mich; onegreat-niece and
two great-nephews.
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on Saturday night and lost a unanimous decision to the speedy New Yorker
with a good left jab. Cherry weighed 137 and Malignaggi 139.
The 10-round bout was televised on HBO in the featured match held at
the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The hometown favorite ran
his record to 22-1 and kept his distance or clinched to avoid a slugging
match that Cherry wanted. Edner's record fell to 21-5-2.
Two scorers had Cherry winning two rounds and one scorer none.
Neither boxer got hurt. Cherry has now been on national TV four times and
is the most successful Hardee County boxer ever. Malignaggi had some of
his hair and his hair and his sideburns colored blue.

The 20th annual Cracker Trail Ride with over 200 horses and riders
went through Hardee County Monday and Tuesday, spending Monday
night at Duck and Susan Smith's ranch on Dansby Road.

Obese men and women who added a half a grapefruit to each meal
dropped up to 10 pounds in 10 weeks, a San Diego Scripps Clinic study
showed, reports the AARP Magazine in late 2006.
The people also lowered the insulin levels significantly. Other recent
studies show grapefruit contains compounds that fight high cholesterol and
prostate cancer.
AARP reported the key is eating balanced meals and adding a half
grapefruit.
I have several grapefruit trees and will try that. My mother used' to cut
a grapefruit in half, cut out the seeds, add butter and brown sugar and put
the halves in the oven to bake.
AARP also reports laughing exerts exercise-like benefits to your arter-
ies, according to University of Maryland research. The blood vessels of
people watching a comedy film dilated 50 percent more than when the same
group watched a depressing film.
Dr. Michael Miller, lead researcher, said, "Laughter and humor may
combat the effects of stress hormones and increases production of heart-
healthy nitric oxide."
My mother will turn 99 in April and plans to have it made when she
reaches 100.

AARP report Americans added $136 billion to stock mutual funds in
2005 and 77 percent went to those focused in investing overseas. During
the three years (2003-05) U.S. stock funds returned 21 percent on average,
Japan's 33 percent, Europe's 34 percent and emerging markets (Brazil,
India, etc.) jumped 44 percent.
T. Rowe Price's Ned Notzon, head of asset allocation, recommends to
put one-fifth of your stocks in overseas investments. Put 85 percent in
established economics such as Europe and Japan. Emerging markets lost
about a third of their value in 2000, when U.S. stocks slipped only 7.5 per-
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Florida Institute for Neurologic,
Rehabilation plans to build corpo-
rate offices at Main Street and
Eighth Avenue.
The huge rehabilitation company
which houses and treats people
with neurological deficits from
near drownings, auto accidents and
other incidents, is planning a two-
story, approximately 19,000-
square-foot building at 302 W.
Main St., Wauchula.
A resolution approved Feb. 12 by
the Wauchula City Commission
approves variances in setbacks and
floor area ratios that will meet
Historical Preservation Committee
requirements.
The upper story of the offices
would extend to the rear property to
provide a 30-foot covered parking
area in the rear of the building.
Parallel parking spaces currently
along the east side of the property
on North Eighth Avenue would be
replaced by a sidewalk. It will share
the west parking lot with the near-
by Elks Lodge.
. In other matters, the commission:
;- approved on second reading,
three ordinances annexing and set-
ting a classification of multi-family
housing for the Buford Long prop-
erty on the north side of Stenstrom
Road where retirement apartments
will be built.
approved a variance reducing
the rear setback at 420 N. Ninth
Avenue from 20 feet,to 16 feet so'
the owner can add a room to the
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A schedule of the Spring 2007
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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
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Science testing starts Mon-
day, March 5 for grades 5, 8 and
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Grief Help Group
Meets Thursdays
A six-week adult grief support
group is being scheduled for
Thursday from March 15 to
April 19, if there is interest. The
group will .meet from noon to
1:30 p.m.
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are requested. The group
will meet in the conference room
at Florida Hospital-Wauchula,
533 W. Carlton St., Wauchula
under the direction of Good
Shepherd: Hospice. To sign up,
visit the website at goodshep-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000122
Timoteo Tzun Poros,
Petitioner,
and
Concha Morales,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Concha Morales
Whereabouts unknown
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
Timoteo Tzun Poros whose address Is'.
P.O. Box 1578 Bowling Green, FL on or,
before March 23, 2007 and file the.
original with the clerk of this Court at:
417 W. Main Street Suite 202s
Wauchula, FL 33873, before service'
on Petitioner or immediately there,-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may:
be entered against you for the relleyf
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in.
this case, including orders, are avail-,
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court'sb
office. You may review these docu-^
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the:
Circuit Court's office notified of youtr
current address. (You may file Notice
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Supreme Court Approved Family Law'
Form 12.915.) Future papers in t6is'
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
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Dated: 2-20-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
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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
Wauchula Boys Plan For
Summer Baseball: Wauchula again
plans to have a strong entry in the
Orange Belt baseball league this
season, according to Virgil Wilson.
Plans for summer baseball are
taking shape rather early as Avon
Park, Sebring and other nearby
towns are already practicing and
plan to play the first games soon.

Wildcats Win From Arcadians In
Final: Playing the best games of the



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."
2:1-22p

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 252007CP000018
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORACIO ENRIQUE SUAREZ
:Deceased /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
The administration of the estate of
HORACIO ENRIQUE SUAREZ,
deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this
Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION 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 estate of the
decedent 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 22, 2007.

Personal Representative
ANGELITA AVILA

Attorney for Personal Representative
MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Florida bar No. 606782
(863) 385-5139
2:22,3:1 c


entire season, the Wauchula
Wildcats triumphed over the
Arcadia Bulldogs here Tuesday
night in the final basketball game of
the 1932 season.
The local boys grabbed a lead
from the start and piled up basket
after basket, principally on the fine
work of Wilson Moore. Dale
Carlton and Altman also aided
materially in the one-sided victory.

Very Unusual Display At Local
Motor Firm: One of the most novel
and interesting displays ever seen in
a local window is attracting consid-
erable attention at the Universal Car
Co. on West Main Street.
Several gadgets are on display
fashioned out of Ford parts. Among
things on display are a biplane, an
autogiro, London Bridge, rocking
and straight chairs, a horse wagon,
telescope fountain, Ferris wheel and
a variety of bugs.

50 YEARS AGO
Highlanders Win SFC Tourna-
ment: The Lake Wales Highlanders
overcame a tough Winter Haven
team in the last quarter to win the
Southwest Florida Conference bas-
ketball championship, 46-41, here
last Friday.
Mac McMillan was the high scor-
er for Lake Wales with 17 points.
Spike Gould was the high man for
the Winter Haven Blue Devils with
20 points.

Fuel Oil Price Increases Cost
City And REA: Fuel oil price
increases in the past six months are
costing the city of Wauchula and
the Peace River Valley REA over
$21,000 a year.
The city's fuel oil has jumped
from 1.3 cents per gallon to the
10.37 cents per gallon it was cost-
ing in September. This means a fuel
oil bill increase for the city electric
plant of approximately $8,300 per
year.

Hookworm Still Problem In
Some Florida Areas: Hookworms
and Impetigo (Florida sores) are
major health factors in some
Florida counties, the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club was told by Dr. G.T.
Stafford of the state Health
Department.
Dr. Stafford is currently making a
survey of health education prob-
lems all'over the state. He cited the
situation in one northwest county
where 80 percent of school had
hookworm, affecting their school-
work and alertness.

25 YEARS AGO
Chief Inspector Tours County Jail
Facility: Prisoners housed in the
Hardee County Jail received unex-
pected visitors Tuesday afternoon
as the county commissioners joined



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 Inmpaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
2:15,22c


two officials from the state
Department of Corrections in a tour
of the facility.
The inspectors took a 2 1/2-hour
tour of the facility arranged by the
Hardee County Commission to find
out the ways the county could com-
ply with state regulations.

DCT Student Of The Week: DCT
Student of the Week is Leslie
Collins, daughter of Dr. W.K. and
Janet Collins of Wauchula. She is
employed by Dr. Collins.
Her plans include becoming a
certified dental assistant. The
University of Florida offers a short
course in this field, and Leslie is
attending at the present.

Finalist In Florida's Homecom-
ing Queen Pageant: Miss Susan
Burrus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles R. Burrus of Wauchula, has
been selected as a state finalist for
Florida's Homecoming Queen
Pageant.
It will be held at the Hilton Inn in
Lakeland. She will represent
Hardee County High School. The
winner will receive a state scholar-
ship, and an all-expense-paid trip to
Las Vegas to compete with the girls
from the other states for America's
Homecoming Queen.

10 YEARS AGO
'Cats Nip Miners: The Wildcat
nine rallied for a 5-4 victory over
Fort Meade in a Tuesday evening
game. The season opening game for
the Wildcats nearly ended disas-
trously but they would not quit.
Down 4-1 in the bottom of the
seventh they loaded the bases and
forced the final run home for the
win. Heroes of the night include
senior Brent Smith, Billy Alexy and
pitchers Darryl Keen and Shaun
Masterson.

Tennis Boys Top Lake Placid: It
took three years, but it was a sweet
victory. The Hardee boys tennis
team took its first-ever win over
rival Lake Placid in matches in
Wauchula last week.
The 5-2 win was also the first for
the boys squad this year, after the
'Cats dropped their opener at
Sebring 7-0. The third-year boys
team has consistently improved in
its short life.

Krissa Vance And Greg Valentine
Plan June Wedding: Mr. and Mrs.
Gray E. Vance Jr. of Wauchula have
announced the engagement and
approaching marriage of their
daughter, Krissa Lee, to Daniel
Gregory Valentine.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Hardee High School and Stetson
University. Plans are being made
for an afternoon wedding on June
21 at Faith Presbyterian Church in
Wauchula.


If you can't sleep, then get up
and do something instead of
lying there worrying. It's the
worry that gets you, not the lack
of sleep.
-Dale Carnegie


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE
Case No. 252007CP000017
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LENORA LAMB /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
Lenora Lamb, File Nmber
252007CP000017, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee Couty,
Florida 33873. The name and address
of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate 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 22, 2007.


Marion Cutchen
Personal Representative
479 SR 64 East
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Dated this 9th day of February 2007.

J. Steven Southwell, Esq.
Morrell, Watson, Spivey &
Southwell, PA.
Post Office Box 1748
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-4449
Florida Bar # 869791
Attorney for Petitioner
2:22,3:1 c


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All terrain vehicles are not wel-
come on county roads.
Although a recent State Statute
authorized the operation of all ter-
rain vehicles upon certain county
roads, such as unpaved back roads,
the Hardee County Commission
has opted out from the state law. A
provision of the law allowed coun-
ties to make the final decision and
deem the statute inapplicable in
their jurisdictions.
After advertising the matter, the
commission held a public hearing
on the proposed ordinance at last
week's meeting. There was no
opposition and commissioners
unanimously adopted Ordinance
07-08 stating the state statute is not
applicable in Hardee County.
Commissioners cited health,
safety and welfare issues of ATVs
operated on county roads.
In another matter, the commis-
sion approved the request of
Emergency Management Director
Rich Shepard to adopt his recom-
mended pet-friendly shelter pro-
gram.
President Bush recently signed
an amendment to the Stafford Act
requiring state s to include planning
for domestic household pets and
their owners during disasters. Since
that time, Shepard has been work-
ing on his proposed program.
Working with local veterinarians
and interested residents, Shepard
devised a program which will uti-
lize the old junior high school
building for a pet-friendly shelter.
Under the plan, the interior areas
would be for residents, with the
locker rooms used for their pets.


The pet owner is responsible to
provide the cages, carriers, leashes,
ID tags, record of vaccinations, and
food and spill-proof dishes.
Residents are asked to pre-regis-
ter their animals with the emer-
gency management office and sign
an agreement to abide by the rules
of the facility for dogs, cats, birds,.
ferrets, rodents or rabbits. No
insects, spiders, exotics or reptiles
will be allowed.
To obtain an application, folks
may stop by the Hardee County
Emergency Management office at
404 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
phone 773-6373 or e-mail
amy.dubberly@hardeecounty.net
In other action, the commission:
approved, after public hear-
ing a request to vacate a portion of
an alleyway in the Town of Ona
subdivision.
approved a modification on
registering requirements for the
twoproposed and third future
planned potable water supply wells
related to the Wauchula Hills
Treatment Facility. The zones of
protection are 200 feet around a
well and 400 feet from a road,
based on the groundwater levels
and other hydrological data.
decided on a split vote to
reject all bids and readvertise the
bids to print the delinquency tax
rolls. Commissioners Bobby Ray
Smith and Dale Johnson felt there
should be a decision based on the
bids received, while commissioners
Minor Bryant, Nick Timmerman
and Gordon Norris felt they did not
provide for county residents to
have enough notice of a tax delin-
quency when only 2,750 copies
were printed per week.


approved an interlocal agree-
ment with Polk County for it to
provide inspections, plan reviews
and other permitting services,
based on square footage of the
building in question. Estimated
cost would be six hours per week at
$45 per hour, averagely $900 per
month.
Appointed Gayle Knight to
the Library Advisory Board to fill
the position of the late Marsha
Timmerman.
approved a resolution stating
the county's opposition to some
proposed state property tax reforms
under review. The county approves
portability of the Save Our Homes
tax caps within each county, but
resists allowing that to be trans-
ferred from county-to-county. For
instance, a person with a homestead
cap in one county could transfer
that when moving to Hardee
County and avoid paying property
taxes.
The commission also approved of
the Florida Association of Counties
annual assessment cap on 10 per-
cent on non-homestead property, a
.$25,000 exemption for businesses
on tangible personal property and
property tax relief for affordable
rental housing. The commission
opposes the doubling the present
homestead exemption.


Greatness is not where we
stand, but in what direction we
are moving. We must sail some-
times with the wind, and some-
times against it-but sail we
must. And not drift, nor lie at
anchor.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


DRINKING WATER NOTICE


Monitoring requirements not met for FINR



We violated a drinking water standard. Even though this was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this
situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular
basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking
water meets health standards. During 2006, we sampled for radiological but the
laboratory failed to run all the proper parameters.
What This Means:

There is nothing you need to do at this time. The table below lists the contaminants we
did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for them and how many
samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have
been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were will be taken.


Contaminant Required When all samples should have When samples
sampling been taken were or will be
frequency taken

Gross Alpha Quarterly 2006 Samples will be
Uranium taken for each
Radium 226 quarter for 2007.
Radium 228






Steps We Are Taking

Samples will be taken for each quarter of 2007 and the proper parameters will be ran. For
any further information please contact Andy Maddox at 863 781-1976.
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DRINKING WATER NOTICE


Monitoring requirements not met for Resthaven.


We violated a drinking water standard. Even though this was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this
situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular
basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking
water meets health standards. During 2006, we sampled for radiological but the
laboratory failed to run all the proper parameters.
What This Means:

There is nothing you need to do at this time. The table below lists the contaminants we
did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for them and how many
samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have
been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were will be taken.


Contaminant Required When all samples should have When samples
sampling been taken were or will be
frequency taken

Gross Alpha Quarterly 2006 Samples will be
Uranium taken for each
Radium 226 quarter for 2007.
Radium 228






Steps We Are Taking

Samples will be taken for each quarter of 2007 and the proper parameters will be ran. For
any further information please contact Andy Maddox at 863 781-1976.
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Most areas experienced freezing or near freezing temperatures during
the week of February 12 18. Nearly all localities reported at least one daily
low in the 20s or 30s. Tallahassee reported at least one daily low at 18
degrees while Alachua recorded at least one daily low at 19 degrees.
Miami's lowest daily low was in the 40s. The cold temperatures caused hard
freezes and frosts across the Panhandle and northern Peninsula, and in many
central and southern Peninsula areas. In the major cities, daily temperatures
averaged from two to eight degrees below normal. Daytime highs were in
the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Rainfall t --:d from traces in most of Big Bend,
Northern Peninsula and southern Peninsula localities to nearly one and a half
inches in Pensacola.
FIELD CROPS
The cold temperatures nipped the leaves of some sugarcane, especially
in the Belleglade area. Most damage was scattered and hit both mature cane
and recent plantings. Producers are expected to process the mature cane to
limit damage. Expected milder weather should allow recent plantings to
outgrow the damage. Sugarcane harvesting continued during the week in
th e Lake Okeechobee region. In the Quincy area, no significant damage to
woody ornamentals was caused by the recent freezing temperatures. Foliage
growers in the central and southern Peninsula areas provided heat and over-
head irrigation to plants for cold protection. Topsoil and subsoil moisture
supplies were rated mostly very short to short in the Big Bend and some
northern Peninsula areas, and short to mostly adequate elsewhere. The dan-
ger of wildfire is high in most central and southern Peninsula localities.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 16 12 0 16 12 0
Short 26 42 19 29 44 21
Adequate 55 40 58 51 38 57
Surplus 3 6 23 4 6 22
VEGETABLES
Producers provided protection from the cold weather to most crops as
the temperatures dipped to freezing. The recent cold temperatures caused




FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended February 15, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,850 compared to
5,014 last week and 6,047 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
3tate Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
Sows and bulls were steady to 2.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers 2.00
t) 4.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2: '
200-300 Ibs., 128.00-195.00
300-400 Ibs., 118.00-160.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-128.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 115.00-180.00;
300-400 Ibs., 100.00-134.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-114.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-49.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 100-2100 lbs., 58.00-66.00.


significant damage to some corn, lettuce, endive, escarole, and snap bean
acreage around Belleglade and Homestead, and caused frost burn on some
lower leaves of tomatoes in the Immokalee area. Some older tomato plants
at the fruit set stage could have up to a ten percent loss in yield due to mis-
shapen fruit not meeting grade. Growers in the Immokalee area increased
water levels to provide cold protection to crops; however, soil-borne dis-
eases are expected to increase due to the wet environment lowering the
effectiveness of pesticides. Tomato producers around Quincy continued to
prepare land for transplanting with activities on schedule. Blueberry pick-
ing got underway with a very light amount marketed. Vegetables harvested
during the week included snap beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, eggplant,
endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, straw-
berries, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle area, pasture condition is poor to excellent with most
in fair condition. Extreme cold and frigid wind-chill conditions for the past
few days have been bad on cattle. Cattle's nutrition was negatively affected
due to poor pasture quality. Winter forage is not recovering due to the cold
weather. Stock ponds are starting to show some water. In the northern and
central areas, pasture condition is mostly fair. Grass is not growing much. A
killing freeze on February 17 hurt forage quality as a result cows are hav-
ing calves ahead of term. In the southwest areas, pasture condition is very
poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Grass has turned brown from
cold and drought in some locations. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from
very poor to excellent, but most are in fair condition,
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
Week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 5
Poor 5 5 30 40
Fair 70 60 35 40
Good 15 29 25 10
Excellent 5 1 5 5
CITRUS
Temperatures quickly turned cold during the first part of the week. By
Tuesday, highs were in mid 60s, with lows in much of the citrus-producing
region close to freezing on one or two days. Cold pockets between 27 and
32 degrees were recorded in some areas, but the duration was not long
enough to cause any severe damage. Freeze-burned "flush" has been report-
ed in some southwest groves. The damage was mostly to the new bloom that
pushed out early in the season, which could affect next year's crop. The
most rainfall recorded for the week was about an inch on the west coast and
in the southwestern citrus-producing area, which delayed harvest on early
and midseason oranges. Navel orange continued to decrease, as harvest for
the primarily fresh variety is coming to an end. Grapefruit harvest contin-
ued at about a million boxes a week, with roughly half of the crop remain-
ing. Grove activity include irrigation equipment repair, maintenance top-
ping and hedging, fertilizing, and harvesting.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Feb04 Feb11 Feb19
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 12 8 6
Early and Mid oranges 4,607 4,273 2,584
Valencia 4 10 47
Grapefruit 1,061 1,426 954
Sunburst Tangerines 2 0 1
Tangelos 65 33 26
Honey Tangerines 89 114 123


No man in the world has more courage than the man who can
stop after eating one peanut.
-Channing Pollock


Snails travel on "roadways" that they make themselves. A snail
produces a sticky liquid on the underside of its flat foot. The rim of its
foot skids along on the liquid with a rippling motion. Wave after wave
of this motion pushes the snail along.





MY TEARS
When my heart was burdened and I became sad,
God washed my eyes with Tears, and things didn't look too bad.
God in His infinite wisdom, saw my hurting heart,
heard my crqand said, "have Faith, I'll do my part."
Looking toward Heaven as humble as could be,
God spoke and said, "I'll wash your eyes, that you may see."
My heart was so heavy from the burden I had
God washed my eyes with Tears, and things weren't so bad.
When facing the challenges and the battles of life,
I look to God, who walks with me through my daily strife.
It doesn't matter whether one's old or just a small lad,
God will wash your eyes with Tears, and things won't look so bad.
One may wonder about God's way and why it's as it is,
have no fear, it's no great mystery to His own.
God uses man's Tears to accomplish many things,
He uses Tears to water the Seed that has been sown.
Only God can see within our Hearts,
and He knows our many fears.
He looks within our troubled Souls,
He simply cleanses it with a few Tears.
No matter what may come tomorrow,
and we face the things in life we fear,
God will cleanse our Hearts and Souls,
with just a simple Tear.

Never be ashamed of seeing a tearful eye,
one may have been in the presence of God.
They may have been to a place,
where many fear to trod.

Many of life's challenges we don't understand,
we walk by Faith through the troubled years.
We come to the end of our earthly life, and stand amazed to find,
that God can cleanse one's Soul, with only a simple Tear.
Hilton Williams
Brantley, Ala.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007


PAGE ONE


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long week of tournament base-
ball ended with a Thursday win
over Frostproof.
The Hardee Wildcat nine fin-
ished up a three-game series in the
Lake Wales Highlander Pre-Season
Tourney last week with a win.
After back-to-back losses, close
losses to Haines City and Lakeland
McKeel Academy (the tournament
winner), Hardee won 10-3 over
Frostproof in the consolation final.
Several Wildcats had a good
week at the plate, including senior
outfielder Briant Shumard, who
smashed a pair of homers. Justin
Painter had five hits, including a
pair of doubles. Mike Hollenbeck's
five hits included five RBIs.
Leadoff batter Will Krause also had
five hits.
The official start of the 2007 sea-
son was Tuesday night when
Hardee hosted the Braden River
Pirates. On Wednesday evening,
the 'Cats had a return encounter
with the Frostproof Bulldogs.
Next week's games are at home
early, with games Tuesday against
Avon Park and Wednesday against
Auburndale. Friday's game is at
DeSoto.
HAINES CITY 7, HARDEE 4
Hardee was the visiting team in
this Monday encounter and started
off well. Designated hitter Cody
Gullatt drew a walk and raced for
home on a double up the middle by
Jake Benavides. He came'home on
an RBI single by Mike Hollenbeck.
Haines City cut the score in half
with its own tally in the home half
of the inning. The Hornets' leadoff
batter was safe on an error, went to
second when his teammate walked
and came home on a single to left
field.
The game was tied in the bottom
of the second on a pair of singles
followed by another error, one of
10 by the 'Cats for the evening. It
was 2-2.
The Hornets took the lead in the
fourth inning on _a dropped third
strike, stolen base and yet another
error.
In the bottom of the fifth and
again in the sixth, Haines City plat-
ed a pair of runners, hits and errors
accounting for the 7-2 advantage.
Hardee attempted to rally in the
top of the seventh. Will Krause led
voff with a single, Benavides drew a
:walk and Krause came home on an
error on a Hollenbeck hit. Painter
followed that with an RBI single to
:bring Benavides home before the
third out ended the game, 7-4.

MCKEEL 7, HARDEE 6
In this Wednesday game, Hardee


once again took the lead. Will
Krause singled to start the game.
An error on a Benavides hit moved
him to third, where he trotted home
on a Mike Hollenbeck hit.
McKeel, which beat Lake Wales
for the tournament championship,
also got its first score in the first
inning when a hit batsman came
around to home plate on a single
and sacrifice fly. It was 1-1.
In the third inning, Krause sin-
gled, went to second on a passed
ball, stole third and coasted home
on the first of Shumard's homers. It
was 3-1. McKeel made it 3-3 in the
home half of the inning on an error,
single, walk and sacrifice fly.
Both squads left runners stranded
until the sixth inning. Hardee took a
6-3 lead with another Shumard
homer, Hollenbeck hit, error on a
Gullatt hit and two-RBI double by
Painter. Ben Krause drew a walk
and a Will Krause sacrifice brought
Painter to third but a strikeout
ended the bat-around.
It was one-two-three for the
McKeel in the bottom of the sixth.
In the top of the seventh, Hardee
left Benavides, Mike Hollenbeck
and Painter stranded when a
Jeremy Hollenbeck fielder's choice
ended the inning.
McKeel got fired up and won the
game with a double and five singles
in the bottom of the seventh to get
the 7-6 win.

HARDEE 10, FROSTPROOF 3
Hardee scored often and well in
this final game of the week. A com-
bination of walks and an error plat-
ed Benavides with the first run of
the game in the home half of the
first.
In the bottom of the third, Hardee
forged far in front with a six-run
outburst, which included back-to-
back doubles by Painter and Gullatt
followed by a triple by Cody
Greene.
In the top of the third, Frostproof
put its only three runs on the board
on a combination of walks, hits and
a sacrifice. It was 7-3:
Hardee padded its lead with a
pair of scores in the fourth inning.
Benavides drew a walk, Shumard
was safe on an error and both ran
home on a Mike Hollenbeck sacri-
fice to deep right center. Painter
was safe on an error but was strand-
ed.
Hardee's final run came in the
fifth on a Timmons double and Will
Krause single.
Hardee emptied its bench in the
final innings, giving reserves Josh
Spencer, Kyle Cobb, Kaleb
Saunders and Jeremy Hollenbeck
a chance along with starters Jake
Spencer and Ryan Abbott.


'Cats Down

Frostproof 'Dogs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five Hardee track athletes rose
early and ran in the Gasparilla
Distance Classic in Tampa on
Saturday.
Coach Don Trew applauded the
"great job" the quintet did in leav-
ing at 4:30 a.m. for the 7:30 regis-
tration in Tampa. Getting the earli-
est start on the 2007 track and field
season were senior Gilberto
Gutierrez and underclassmen
Murad Ottallah, Maricela Galvan,
Laura Galvan and Guadalupe
Flores, who were among the more
than 1,200 runners who participat-
ed in the sub-freezing early morn-
ing temperatures.
Ottallah led all 'Cats with the
highest finish in his age group,
completing the 15 K run in seventh
place in one hour, 17 minutes and
34 seconds.
Gutierrez placed 15th in his age
group with a 1:02.44.
Marciela Galvan finished 16th in
her group at 1:22.33.
Laura Galvan and Guadalupe
Flores ran the 5K, coming in 43rd
at 30:43 and 52nd at 31:54 respec-
tively.
The Hardee track season official-
ly starts on Saturday at the Steak &
Shake Invitational at Jefferson
High School in Tampa. With a 7
a.m. start, it will be another early
and long day for the local team.
Hardee's track and field season
continues through the Chet Brojek

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meet at Avon Park Tuesday to the
state championships April 28 in
Winter Park and beyond. Invited
runners will participate in the
BAYTAF Classic at Clearwater on
May 25-26 and the Golden South.
Invitational in Orlando on June 2.
A full roster and additional infor-
mation will be available by the next
issue.


Cherry Loses Clutching Decision


2007 Wildcat Track Schedule
2-24 S Steak & Shake Inv. Jefferson HS Tampa 7 AM
2-27 T Avon Park Chet Brojek Track Avon Park 4 PM
3-3 S Crystal River Inv. CRHS Crystal River ? AM
3-3 S North Port Relays NPHS North Port 8 AM
3-8 Th Ed Okie Relays Chet Brojek Track Avon Park 4 PM
3-13 T Sebring Inv. Firemen's Field Sebring 4 PM
3-16 F West Coast Inv. Lakewood HS St. Pete
3-24 S Central Florida HS Inv. NTC Clermont 9 AM
3-27 T Avon Park Chet Brojek Track Avon Park 4 PM
3-29/31 Th/S FSU Relays Mike Long Track Tallahassee 8 AM
4-5 Th Brojek Inv. Chet Brojek Track Avon Park 4 PM
4-6/7 F-S Florida Relays Percy Beard Track Gainesville 8 AM
4-12 Th District 11 Championship NPHS North Port 10 AM
4-19/20 Th-F Region 3 Championship TBA TBA
4-28 S 2A State Championship Showalter Field Winter Park 10 AM
5-25/26 F/S 16th Annual BAYTAF Classic CHS Clearwater 2 PM
6-2 5 Golden South Inv First Academy Orlando 8 AM


5 Run At Gasparilla


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula lightweight Edner
Cherry lost the decision in his
Saturday night fight.
Cherry, 24, finished the 10-round
bout aired on HBO's Boxing After
Dark with energy to spare.
"He was tired but I could have
gone another 10 rounds," the disap-
pointed Cherry said on Monday. "I
want to thank the people of Hardee
County for their support for this
fight," said Cherry, back at his job
at Royal's Furniture.
Cherry lost 99-91 on the cards to
26-year-old Paulie Malignaggi, a
Brooklyn native fighting in his
hometown in the fight at the
Hammerstein Ballroom in New
York City.
Cherry said Monday he had
worked with a nutritionist to gain
weight from his usual 135 light-
weight to the 139 junior light-
weight of Malignaggi. Cherry said
the loss, which drops his record to
21-5-2, does not affect his light-
weight ranking as it was a non-title
fight.
He retains the three lightweight
champion belts he has earned. After
a few weeks off, he will resume
training with his next bout un-
scheduled at this time.
Cherry said he lost the fight be-
cause of not pressuring Malignaggi
enough. "He's quick and has good
moves. He would jab and move
out. Whenever I'd get close to him,
he would grab. If I'd corner him,
he'd grab. He'd just pop and move,
pop and move. I was catching the
jabs, but it looked like he was


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Wednesday. February 21
O CHILDREN'S DAY
(All Children High School & Under Admitted Free)
SBracelet Day 3:00-Closing Bracelets $15' (13 & older)
$12w (12 & under)
2:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
* & Machinery Exhibit


Midway Opens
Breeding and Heifer Show
Steer Show
Beef Showmanship
(after Steer show)
Thursday. February 22


Arena
Arena

Arena


5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
* & Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midway Opens (Midway Special 10 rides for $10"')
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, Arena
Bull Riding, Team Sorting, Barrel Racing, Old Timer's
Roping, Calf Doctoring, Mutton Busting (6yrs & under)
Saturday. February 24


Bracelet Day (Bracelets Available on Midway)
Available 12:00 5:00 ($15") 5:00-Closing ($15)
12:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock
& Machinery Exhibit, Midway Opens
12:30-3:30 Horse Training 101
(Problem Horses) Aren
4:00 Little Miss Hardee County Pageant Civic
4:00 Mexican Band Aren
7:00 Mexican Bullriding, Aren
Mutton Busting (6yrs & under) ,w,


Machinery Sunday. February 25
Exhibits 1:00 Midway Opens (No Gate Admission Charge)
1:00 Midway Special Buddy Day (2 armbands
vestock Exhibits for the price of one.)
Rodeo1:30-2:30 Cowboy Church-Horse Training
Rodeo with a message Aren

Midway

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$20 GATE PASS MON.-SAT.)
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busier than I was," said Cherry,
who was remarkably unmarked fol-
lowing a 10-round bout.
"I'm not disappointed with my
performance. He didn't hurt me. I
just wish I had followed my trainer
Peter Fernandez, who told me to
keep on the pressure. If I had, I
believe I would have gotten more
than one round. It's a learning
experience. I shouldn't have let him
get off first. I will learn from that,"
he concluded as he ushered his 2-
year-old son, "Cherry Bomb Jr."
from the room.


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-Hardee


Living


KEY CHECK


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
LOOK PAST THE PAIN
An old man makes his painful way into the hospital emergency room.
Many people are there already, sitting stiffly like strangers in a lifeboat. He
takes a seat patiently and begins waiting. Although he is frail and unsteady,
there is something that marks him as different.
The others watch dumbly as doctors and nurses hurry by and techni-
cians pass them pushing big, strange-looking machines on rollers. The peo-
ple waiting are counting on these professionals and their machines to save
them. And yet, they know in their deepest heart that there is no machine or
expert who can prevail against death.
The old man knows too, that his days are numbered, but he has surren-
dered his life into the hands of the One who has accepted responsibility for
him and become his strong defense. That is why he can look past his pain
and see the others who are seated around him.
Hope glows in his eyes in spite of his discomfort. He goes to get a cup
of water for a trembling lady in a wheelchair. He lays a steadying hand on
the shoulder of another old man like himself. But the gesture of kindness is
almost unnoticed.
The first old man plays peekaboo with a little girl who looks at him
from behind oxygen tubes that encircle her head like spaghetti. After
awhile, a little smile appears, the smallest smile in the world, but he sees it
and grins.
He goes about his unpaid ministrations with serenity because they are
based on a longstanding habit of caring for others and denying self. He
leaves a little stack of gospel tracts on the table beside the dog-eared mag-
azines. It is his signature, his invitation to every frightened soul to meet his
King, the secret strength of his life and joy.
When his number is called, he rises to go in for treatment. As he does,
the eyes of all those frightened people are turned on him. He is a friend, a
bearer of good news, a traveling lighthouse of hope in a terrible darkness.
At the door, he looks back. There is a twinkle in his eye as he waves to
the little girl beside the oxygen tank. She waves back, the smallest wave in
the world, but he sees it and is satisfied.



Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Due to cool damp weather conditions, those of us who arrived early at
the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula Thursday evening were
rather skeptical that there would be much of a turnout for the singing and
dancing. But, low and behold, our friends as well as welcomed newcomers
began to flock in, and by the band's opening number we had almost 30 pre-
sent.
Even though it was cool outside, things warmed up, literally, in a hurry
inside the center. The hot water coffee container "let loose" from its moor-
ing, hit the floor and spilled hot water in every direction. But no one pan-
icked, no one received injury and with our friends, Georganna Mills and
F6rrest Grooms, in the lead, it was "praise the Lord and pass the mops and
buckets."
Then, of all things, the Three Note band really "turned up the burners"
with a hot Dixie ragtime number "Sweet Georgia Brown." After that things
simmered down, with lots of beautiful music for the dancers. Such numbers
as "Who's Sorry Now," "It Had To be You," "Dream," "Love Letters in the
Sand," "Harbor Lights," "The Tennessee Waltz" and "Till the End of The
World" made for fine dancing and singing and concluded the first half of
the evenings events.
Then our lovely hostess, Darlene Henry, invited all present to the snack
bar to enjoy the break. During break the door prize winner was announced.
The winner this time was Forrest Grooms from the Oasis at Zolfo Springs.
After break, we were given a special treat, Tina Rego accompanied by her
husband on lead guitar, Elina on keyboard, and Wanda on the mandolina,
sang two beautiful "Torch Light" numbers with just the right accent and
class. They were: "No Letters Today" and "Summer Time." She received
an ovation from the audience.
Our friends Art and Georganna then hit the floor with their version of
the line-dance numbers "White Sport Coat" and "Ally Cat." The band then
concluded the remainder of the events with the numbers "What Now My
Love," "Dark Town Strutters Ball," "Four O'clock in the Morning" and the
audience dance "Hokie Pokie."
What a night! Lots of fun and friendships for all present. Why not
come join us this Thursday evening here at the center? The music, dancing,
friendships and refreshments cant be beat! Good health and good fortune to
all.


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11th Ave., Wauchula possibly within
city limits. Blonde and black answers
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Southside Baptist Church wel-
comes Dr. Maxie Miller to its
Sunday 11 a.m. service. Pastor
Gerald Dunn and the congregation
invites everyone to the church at
505 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula to hear
this special speaker.





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Dr. Miller is the director of the
African-American church planting
department of the Florida Baptist
Convention, which administers a
comprehensive program to start
and develop distinct Southern
Baptist African-American church-
es. He also serves as liaison to other
African-American denominations.


The First Baptist Church of
Zolfo Springs will host the Gulf
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ONE PINK, NO BLUESc .


Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Smith, Wau-
chula, a seven pound 11 ounce
daughter, Corinne Cadence Smith,
born Feb. 4,2007, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Smith is the former
Ami Ullrich. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Jenny Ullrich of Wauchula
and the late Tony Ullrich. Maternal
great-grandparents are the late Alex
and Rosy Repetosky and Franz and
Mary Helen Ullrich. Paternal
grandparents are Barbara Smith of
Wauchula and the late Billy Smith.
Paternal grandparents are Alma
Brown of Wauchula and the late
Alva Harrison and the late William
and Ruby Smith.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Key Club at Hardee Senior High School recently received a
$1,500 donation from Vandolah Power Co. to help with upcom-
ing service projects and to help support those members who
are planning to attend the state Key Club Convention.
"Vandolah Power is proud to be a contributor to such a fine
organization as the Key Club," stated Doug Jensen, plant man-
ager. "Our own personnel have worked side-by-side with Key
Club members over the past few years on projects such as
Habitat for Humanity, and we are proud to provide this financial
assistance in recognition of their significant contributions to the
community," he added. Jensen (from left) is shown presenting
the check to Madison Graham, club president, and Susan
Barton, club advisor.

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State Quartet on Sunday at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to the
evening of Gospel music at the
church at 211 E. Fourth St., Zolfo
Springs; A freewill offering will be
received.

Riverview Baptist Church will
feature nationally celebrated
Christian music artist Richard
SKiser in the Sunday 11 a.m. ser-
vice. A potluck dinner will follow
the morning service.
Kiser is a finger-style guitarist,
dubbed the "Instrumentalist of the
Decade" by the International
Country Gospel Music Association,
sharing the stage with many well-
known Gospel groups. Everyone is
invited to come hear him at the
church at 1321 E. Main St., Wau-,
chula. For more information, call
863-532-9399.


Richard Iiser


In Concert
Sunday, February 25
6:30 pm


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He has won over 36 major awards, including "Instrumentalist of the Decade"from the International Country,,
Gospel Music Association and "Instrumentalist Platinum Heart Award"winner with the CGMA. To date, he
has recorded six CDs and three videos. Richard's concert schedule has consisted of over one hundred
twenty-five concerts a year all across the United States and internationally as well as producing for other
Christian artists. He has played as a guest and conducted workshops for the Chet Atkins Appreciation
society for nine years consecutively. He has shared the stage with many great artists and speakers such
as Charlton Heston, Boots Randolph, Charlie McCoy, Phil Driscoll, Roy C)ark, The Oak Ridge Boys and
performed with many top southern gospel and contemporary Christian groups.
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SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcomes

Dr. Maxie Miller

African-American Church Planting Department Director,
Florida Baptist Convention

Sunday, February 25


11:00 AM
505 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
Gerald Dunn, Pastor
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Thank You
The family of Charles Klein wishes to express
their love and appreciation for your prayers,
visits, flowers and food.
Also, a special thank you to the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs and to the
pallbearers.
You will never know how much you mean to
our family.
Elizabeth & Tim Johnson
Larry & Sandy Klein
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HARDEE HELP CENTER


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
On Jan. 24 Hardee Help Center hosted a luncheon, sponsored by Mosaic, to celebrate seven
years of success in helping the needy in Hardee County. The event was held at the fellowship hall
of Faith Presbyterian Church. The center was started in the old city library at 131 N. 8th Ave. in
Wauchula and a thrift store was added two or three years ago at North 7th Ave. It is now a local
unit of the Salvation Army and is affiliated with the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Executive Director Jeff Ramsland quoted Proverbs 14:31, "He who honors God has mercy on the
needy." Hardee Help Center has a $91,000 budget. Hardee County Ministerial Association
President Jimmy Morse said Rev. Wendell Turner has a ministry to feed the hungry and that Sherry
White plans to open a women's shelter. In photo from left are Jen Canary, Brook Larrison, Mike
Manley, Jimmy Morse, Belva Vance, Wendell Smith and Jeff Ramsland. At rear are Esther Castillo
and Bette Sneider.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


COURTESY PHOTO
Field trips have been just a portion of the busy agenda for the Wauchula Garden Club. The above
picture shows Treasurer Carol Saunders, Lois Summers and President Jeanette Perrine (seated
from left) with Secretary Bess Stallings and Mary Weisman (standing) during a recent tour of'
Pinewood Estates at Bok Tower. This week the club heard city of Wauchula commissioner Kenny'
Lambert give an update of the status of the clubhouse which was destroyed in the storms of 2004.


300 HOMELESS IN HARDEE
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PHOTO Br' JIM KELL'
Charles Sanders, vice president and chairman of the family selection committee for the Hardee
chapter of Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the
Panda Restaurant. HFH has built three homes in Wauchula and two in Bowling Green and plans
to begin construction on two more homes in Bowling Green in early 2007. The local chapter
needs volunteer workers, board members and committee members. From left are board member
Doug Jensen, Charles Sanders and Kiwanis president Donald Canary.












Thank You

On Saturday, February 3rd
One Hillacious 10K Run/Fitness Walk was run.
All proceeds of this event were forwarded to the
American Cancer Society Hardee Unit.




The race committee would like to thank the following businesses for
generously donating items for the goody bags and door prizes.
The Bull 106.9 FM First National Bank English Chevrolet *
Mojitos The Original Cuban Cafe Jolies Heartland Gold *
Florida Hospital Heartland Division *
Crown Ford Best Western Inn *
Wauchula State Bank Java Cafe *
Culligan Water Royals Coopers Flowers *
*Hardee County Health Department Wal-Mart *
SFerguson Plumbing *
A special thanks goes out to the Hardee County
Sheriff's Department and the City of Wauchula Police
Department for providing excellent traffic
control for the safety of the runners and walkers.

The race could not be staged without the services of our volunteers.
Thanks for being out there even in the rain.
Don & Louann Trew Paul, Robey & Boone Paris-Ricky Nicholson
-Karla Patarini-Donna Patterson-Kathy Walker-Denise Benevides
-Tammy, Brian, Cheyenne & Taylor Pohl-Hannah Potter-Heather Potter
-Bonnie Potter-Tommy Gucciardo-Erin Hess


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
-Rev. Jimmy Morse spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Jan. 9 about the Hardee County home,
less population of about 300 people. He is pastor of Celebration Fellowship which meets at
Robarts Funeral Chapel and a member of CHIRP (Christians Helping In Recovery Process). He,
said the county needs a homeless shelter and that applications are being made for grants of.
$250,000 and $781,000. One possible site would be 5.6 acres on Will Duke Road and 16 housing
units totalling 32 beds. After the 2004 hurricanes 58 new homes were built and 238 homes were,
repaired in Hardee County, said Morse, who noted Hardee is part of a six-county homeless coali-
tion. From left are Ric Burton, Jimmy Morse and Kiwanis president Donald Canary.


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LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent
II


SOME FATS ARE SPECIAL!
February is American Heart Month. In this month's column I am shar-
ing with you an article written by my colleague, Dr. Mary Keith, a nutri-
tionist in the Hillsborough County Extension Office, on why some fats are
special. So much is in the news media now about trans fats being required
on food labels, and since national emphasis this month is on heart health, I
wanted to share this information about fats with you.
We used to think that fat was either hard (butter, lard) or liquid (oil).
They all give us the same number of calories, so we would do well to
reduce the amount we eat of any of them. But in addition to that, now we
are worrying about whether one certain kind of liquid or solid is better for
us than another. What are the choices?
The hard ones are mostly saturated. The liquid ones are mostly unsat-
urated. Unsaturated fats can be mono-(once) or poly-(several times) unsat-
.urated. Within the poly-unsaturated fat group there are omega-3 and
,mega-6 fats. All these names help describe the shapes of the individual
sizes of fat molecules.
Saturated fats are what our livers use to make cholesterol. So, it is
smart to reduce the amount of saturated fats that we eat.
Olive and canola oils have more mono-unsaturated fats. Other oils are
more poly-unsaturated. You can't tell by looking whether you have a bottle
of corn or canola oil. But it turns out these don't all work alike in our bod-
ies, either.
Our bodies use oils to make some hormones, including the ones that
promote and/or decrease inflammation. Inflammation is responsible for the
fed, hot, hard reaction around a bee sting. It's also part of the beginning of
some cancers, and influences where cholesterol starts to stick inside our
arteries.
In general our American diet has much more omega-6 than omega-3.
Dmega-6 fats are the type the body uses to increase inflammation. The
more of those we eat, the easier it is for parts of our bodies to become
inflamed.
Omega-3 fats are the ones that help to decrease or stop inflammation.
Omega-3 fats are found in fatty fish such as albacore, salmon and macker-
el. These are the fats that are most helpful in protecting us from heart dis-
ease.
There are also omega-3 fats in plants. Flaxseed is probably the most
popular source, but walnuts and other nuts also have some. Many people
prefer to eat seeds instead of fish. However, the type of omega-3s made by
plants do not provide the same heart protection as those from fish. And our
bodies only change a very small amount of plant omega-3 into the fish-type
omega-3s.
A healthy recommendation is to try to eat fish several times a week.
Fish oil capsules don't seem to have the same effect as eating fish.
At this time, it appears that the mostly mono-unsaturated olive and
canola oils are the best to use for cooking and salads. In addition, olive oil,
especially extra-virgin, has something that looks very much like the ingre-
:dient in ibuprofen, so it also acts like an anti-inflammatory. It can help
reduce inflammation in our arteries and reduce the pain of arthritic joints.
Finally, the type of fat we should all avoid is trans fat. It's most close-
ly associated with heart disease, high cholesterol levels, and some types of
,cancer. All food labels have to report the amount of trans fats in the food.
Try to eat as little of this one as possible.
Contact the Hardee County Extension Office for further information
on healthy eating. A Web article on trans fats can be found at
:http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/-dms/transfat.html. May you have a healthy
heart month!


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of thoughtful, committed citi-
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Indeed, it's the only thing that
ever has.
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effort.
On another front, boxing's Edner Cherry lost a decision in his 10-round
non-title bout in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Brooklyn native
Paulie Malignaggi got the decision in his jab and run technique which tied
up Cherry anytime he got inside. Cherry had moved up to the junior wel-
terweight level for this fight and will resume his lightweight battles, short-
ly.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.Jeral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.


There's a lot of miscellaneous news along with the regular team news
which we cover.
Of interest to girls is the Hardee Youth Sports softball clinic being held
next Saturday, March 3. However, pre-registration is needed to schedule
instructors from the Tampa Wildcats ladies fast pitch softball team. Cost is
$10. The clinic, from 9 a.m. to noon, will include aspects of both offense
and defense. All girls who have or plan to sign up for youth softball should
find this helpful. Pre-register by calling 735-8112 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m.
Another note of interest is the selection of former Hardee quarterback
Tony DeLeon as head football coach at Fundulac College near Duluth,
Minn. Tony set several small college records a few years ago. Fundulac has
recently added five varsity sports next season, the earliest being football.
Congratulations to Tony.
Speaking of football, the search for a new head coach for Hardee var-
sity football continues. Over two dozen applications have been received.
An interview committee has chosen five or six for interviews the first week
of March. If none of those seem to meet the needs of the local program, oth-
ers will be invited for interview, says Hardee High Principal Mike
Wilkinson. "It's just as important to get the right person to fit out program
as it is to get the search completed. We will take as long as we need," he
added.
Congratulations to the five Hardee tracksters who joined the over
1,200 from here and all over who participated in the Gasparilla Distance
Classic this weekend. Murad Ottallah, Gilberto Gutierrez, Maricela Galvan,
Laura Galvan and Guadalupe Flores all left before 5 a.m. to run in this huge
event. I say they should get a gold medal just for going out at that hour in
sub-freezing temperatures.

In boys baseball, the Wildcats were among six squads in the Lake
Wales Highlander tournament last week. They lost close games to Haines
City and McKeel Academy, the eventual tournament champion, before win-
ning on Thursday night over Frostproof.
The regular season started this week with home games against Braden
River and Frostproof. Next week's games are at home against Avon Park
and Auburndale before a trip to DeSoto on Friday.

Hardee girls softball got started this week. After inclement weather
cancelled the Tuesday games against Sebring, there was a pair of varsity-
only games in which Hardee beat Santa Fe Catholic 9-1 and lost a heart-
breaker at home at home 4-3 against Lakeland Christian.
This week the girls had a JV-varsity doubleheader on Tuesday at home
vs. Braden River and have varsity-only games vs. Lakeland Christian and
Lemon Bay.
Tennis got a late start with rainouts last week. On Monday, the boys
were good guests to Sebring in losing. Number one Josh Ready beat Blue
Streak David Lee and Ready joined with Casey Brutus to win the doubles
over Lee and Danny Ritter.
Unfortunately, there were also a pair of losses this week that wqre crit-
ical.
The Hardee boys basketball team bowed out of the post-season play-
offs with a 58-49 loss to Lakeland Kathleen after giving them a scare on
their own court. Hardee narrowed the halftime score to 30-29 with a 17-
point surge in the second period. Congratulations, guys, it was a good

Worry often gives a small thing .u .
a big shadow.
-Swedish Proverb


A steak dinner was held on Feb.
,9 to raise money to buy a new
treadmill. Jerry Smith was in
charge of the event. One hundred
eighty-four people were served a
delicious meal of steak, baked pota-
to and salad. Brownies topped
with ice cream completed the meal.
Shannon Hall sold tickets for the
event. Volunteers cooked the meat
on grills and served the food.
They were Dee Smith, Paul and
Helen Summit, Barb and Dan
Koepler, Bill and Veda Sloey,
Crock Slaughter, Janet Young, Mac
Bowes, Dave Petrowsky, Mike and
Deb Buuck and George and Iva
Ruttan. We appreciate all of the
combined efforts for such a fantas-
tic meal.
The poolside jam session was
held on Feb. 10. The swimming
pool was a perfect setting as a gen-
tle breeze tempered the warm after-
noon sun. Nine talented musicians


and vocalists entertained the
Brookside Bluff residents with var-
ied selections such as "Tiny
Bubbles," "Help Me Make It
Through The Night" and "Kansas
City." The entertainers were Don
Foster, Patty Corbit, Jim White,
Gillis Champaine, Bernie Brewer,
Jim Withers, Ken Smith, Jane
Bailey and Pete Stock. Jim White
handled the arrangements for the
event.

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COURTESY PHOTO
The Hewett brothers of Wauchula swept their divisions in the winter Junior Sertoma golf tour
which ended Saturday with all three getting trophies. Kyle (left) won the 7-8 division, while Tyler
(center) took the 9-10 title and Dalton has the 11-12 title. They plan to continue on the summer
tour which begins in a few weeks.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or
Peperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Corn-
bread, Juice Bar) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Peaches, Milk) and
Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Pizza Pocket
(Salad Tray, Corn, Juice, Roll,
Peanut Butter Cookies) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Mashed Potatoes, Juice, Pineapple
Chunks, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY AJ
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast


Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese Sauce or
Corndog Nuggets (Salad Tray,.
Mexican Rice, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
or Peperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Cornbread, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice Bar, Salad Bar) and
Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Scrambled Eggs, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Chicken
Pot Pie or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Biscuits, Turnip
Greens, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar)
and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pocket or
Spaghetti or Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Roll, Whole Kernel Corn, Juice,
Peanut Butter Cookies) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey Sand-
wich (Lettuce & Tomato, Mashed
Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Salad
Bar, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Corndog Nug-


gets or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Black-Eyed Peas,
Turnip Greens, Juice Bar, Pineapple
Chunks, Cornbread) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Buttered Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie (Tossed
Salad, Broccoli Normandy, Peas &
Carrots, Roll, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Peaches, Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed Salad,
Garden Peas, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Pears, Green Beans,
Veggie Cup, Waldorf Salad, Roll,
Juice) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Broccoli, Roll, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Whole Kernel Corn,
Refried Beths w/Cheese, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk


CHAPEL
We had 163 at chapel services.
Pastor Jim Williams spoke of
David and how the Lord lifted him
out of despair, put his feet on solid
ground, steadied b s he walked
and put a song in ims heart. The
Lord also does this for all of us.
Ushers were Bob and Vonnie Bellis
and Charles and Vanetta Nelson.
Special music by Ruth Brown, who
played the dulcimer.
We send our prayers and sympa-
thy to Sis Davis, whose brother
passed, and Wayne and Lynn Slick.
whose mother passed.

COFFEE HOUR
Coffee hour had 164 people.
Cheryl Gibson and Misty Hughes
were our speakers from Wauchula
State Bank. Jerry Wilhelm took
Shirley Anderson's place, as
Shirley is on a cruise. All our
Canadian friends sang their
Canadian Anthem for us. Zaneth
Casteel won the 50/50

NEWS OF INTEREST
We had a crowd of 165 for our
dance with Stonebridge Country
featuring our own Diane Pearson.
With her were Ted Bertin and
Charlie Tryon. All three are from
Canada, and had a great show. At
our snack bars on Tuesday and
Thursday almost 500 attended; they
had a lot of good food.
The Michigan picnic was a suc-
cess with 87 present Ralph and
Marion Wine, Wayne and Lynn
Shick and Gordon and Betty Wilke
were the organizers. They all did a
great job. The Pennsylvania picnic
had 64 present. All of the states on
the East Coast were invited. John
and Diane Veneski were the orga-
nizers, and they also did a great job,
with their helpers.
We have a correction to make
from last week. We wrote that
Cheryl Conkle was the leader of the
Song Birds. Well, we were wrong.
The leaders are Gordon and Phyllis
Lindahl.

SHUFFLEBOARD
We hosted Floral Lakes at the
inter-park shuffle. The score was
Pioneer Creek 16 and Floral Lakes
8. On Feb. 9 at Avon Park Bob
Hoskins took first in main, Mamie
Morton took fourth in main and
Lou Faulkner took fourth in conso-
lation. The winners in the Mazie
Barhorst Memorial Shuffleboard
tournament were first, Nancy
Singleton; second, Bob Conkle;
third, Darlene Morrison; and
fourth, Ray Flickenger.


PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
Pioneer Creek Park's own Minnie
Pearl, Jean "Howdy" Chaffin,
always brings a big smile with her
"Howdy." Jean has been married to
Curtis for 23 years. They have three
children and five grandchildren.
They are from Hickory, Tenn.,
where they have both lived all their
lives. They have been in our park
for nine years, and have always


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been in lots ot activities.
Jean is chairman of Alley, which
is getting more popular in the park.
Alley is played every Tuesday and
Thursday at 7. They usually have
over 50 players, and anyone can
play. Curtis and Jean have been
playing Alley since their first year
in the park. Jean is also our trip
chairman. Curtis' is in .carving and
woodshop, and has made many
items for their home.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hailey Andrews, 10, hunting with Papa Ed Perry during
Thanksgiving killed her first deer and hog. They were hunting in
Hardee County. Spring gobbler season opens in Florida in the
south zone March 3 and in the central zone including Hardee
- on March 17. They live in Ona.
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night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
Dietary Aides- Wash dishes, clear tables, cleaning in kitchen
& dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3 years exp.
Management Positions
Residential Shift Supervisor-Two positions available on
the Pediatric campus. Weekend and evening shifts available.
BS/BA in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervisory exp.
preferred. H.S. Diploma or GED with 2-5 years supervisory
experience is required.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
avail. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE.
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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


2000 JAGUAR, 80,000 miles, mint
condition, dark blue, $10,000. 863-
773-0637. 2:22p
'95 BERETTA, $1,800, good condition,
Ray Moore 735-0747, new struts, new
front end alignment, brakes, rotors.
2:22-3:1 p


Lone star
C`on-strn-ic^'ti-on C orl .-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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



VOCA of Florida
HOME MANAGER position available at 6 person
group home in Wauchula. One year experience in waiv-
er group home setting and valid Florida drivers license
required. Responsibilities include: management of
group, staffing, staff training, documentation, con-
sumer records, consumer finance, and compliance with
state/federal regulations. Apply in person at VOCA of
Florida, 114 W. Carlton Street, Wauchula, Florida.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


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!
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.
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
20 acres in Sweetwater area. $200,000.
20 ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
deep well with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21,000 per acre.
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.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. E & M sold for $1.75/lb, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
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SBen Gibson
S Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
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1964 4-DOOR IMPALA, needs work,
runs good, $1,500. 781-2216. 2:22p
1988 FORD LTD station wagon, runs
good, good condition, $600 OBO. 863-
832-2795. 2:22p
1977 MGB collectible, $1,500. 832-
1430. Call for more info. 2:22p
1979 EL CAMINO, 4x4, $5,000. For
more info call 863-773-4403. 2:15-22p
1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Broug-
ham, fully loaded, leather, $7,500.
863-773-0166 863-781-0982.
1:25-2:22p


'15'4" TRI-HULL boat, 2 gas tanks, 55
HP Nissan, walk-thru windshield,
$995. 773-2478. ;2:22p


WALL HUGGER sofa and loveseat
w/recliners, $300. Swivel/rocker
chairs $10 each. 767-0911. 2:22p
QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER sofa; large
wood entertainment center, TV anten-
na, $100 for all. Wagon Wheel RV
Park. Lot 96. 419-236-2536. 2:22p


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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry I 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.
* 1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
* 5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
* 20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
* 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 Propetty. 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 entr), $219.000. Call Mikey.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 f. hard road frontage, 8" wel
$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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I N C., REALTORS
(863) 773-212

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
S REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS,,
JOHN H. O'NE
John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! 1.5 ac. lot in
Okeechobee would make great
homesite. $30,000!
5 acs. of native, wooded land is
near the Peace River and has deed-
ed access to the river. $90,000!
Hardee Co. ranch includes 97 ac.
cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle pens,
fencing and ponds. Unique 5 BR, 5
bath, 9,000 SF, CB home. Marble
foyer, stone fireplace, pine panel-
ing& beams, garden tubs, inground
pool. $1,900,000!
PRICE REDUCED! This 3 BR, 2
bath, 2 story home with wrap
around porches sits on beautiful
Peace River, close to town. Includes
5 acs. with board fences and guest
house. Many other extras, call for
details. $320,000!
2 BR, 2 bath, 2,290 SF, CB home
with barrel tile roof in Sun-N-Lakes
in Sebring. $159,900!
1.28 ac. vacant tract in apex where
E Main St & E SR 64 come togeth-
er. 166' wide on west end & over
600' long on hwy. Zoned C-2. East of
Wauchula, Hardee Co, FI. $120,000!
395 ac. grove, Desoto Co. Hamlin
on Cleo, Valencia on Swingle.
$5,000,000!


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27 ac. Hamlin grove. Eastern
Hardee Co. $15,000/ac!
Beautiful deed restricted homesites
close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on paved
road. Two 10 ac. tracts-$180,000.
Two 5 ac. tracts-$110,000. Corner
5 ac. tract-$125,000. Call today for
full details.
BRING YOUR HORSE! Two 6
ac. tracts, one with small water
hole, both with some deed restric-
tions are $72,000 each. The entire
12 acs. is available without restric-
tions for only $132,000! Hwy 665,
southern Hardee Co.
65 ac. grove in southwest Hardee
Co. 25 acs.-Valencia, 40 acs.-
E&M, lots of resets. 12" well and
new barn. Plenty of wildlife.
$900,000!
Ten 5-6 ac. tracts. Friendship area
of Hardee Co. Owner financing.
Some deed restrictions. $125,000
each!
3 BR, 2 bath CB home in Riverview.
Over size lot with many extras.
Owner is motivated! $159,000!
2.5 acs. east of Wauchula. Zoned
for a home or MH. Land is high and
dry. $60,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS' .:' '
KENNY SANDERS ..........781-0153 A DAVID'ROYA ......L.701-3490
RICK KNIGHT...........7773-2472 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130,
MONICA REAS ...............773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON

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Classifieds


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. 2:1-3:1 p
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


scLiLmCS
S1TAFFMlG SlERVICES, INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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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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Cehtral Florida
Ranc^^h & Grow Rcaltv LLC^I


Reserve Now! Summer Vacation-Mlounl:tin cbin. sleeps 4-5. Bryson City, NC
NEW LISTING 20 acres. Lndiusinal zoning. $S400000
NEW LISTING Large 3BR. 2B home Beautiful hardihood floors with
mother-in-law apt in town. $lciQoi()
NEW LISTING-86 ac Hwy 64 Frontage. across from Litle Cypress, $1.3M
NEW LISTING-Briarwood. 4/3, many extras. 1/2 ac. lot, $359,000.
3.87 ac. Whistler goods Deed Restricted. .'
45 ac Valencia. $15.000 ac.
Commercial 4 Los H". 17 $225.000 Bowlhng Green
18.9 ac. Ft. Green. C-2 ZoninrI HI., 62 Frontage. frame home nml., $500,000.
5 ac. wooded, psied road. lc .-se in, 160' a 320'. $IS.000 per ac
75 ac T IFpidigffl ojpEMan iTircQ-ncommitted. $850,000.


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Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm


PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to PO. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: PO. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc
The shortest answer is doing.


NEW CONSTRUCTION, 3 BR/ 2 BA
homes, ZS, lot included, $134,900.
863-381-2179. 2:22p
START YOUR NEW YEAR off in a
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfview, $134,900.
Carol's Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941)
627-2769. 1:4tfc
417 N 9TH AVE. 5 BR / 2 B. Carol's
Realty (863) 412-9932 or (941) 627-
2769. 1:4tfc


GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
PAY RATE: $25,111.22($12.07) $34,616.09($16.64)
Wanted for the Hardee County Buildings and Grounds Depart-
ment. Must have carpentry experience and knowledge of the
building trades. Ability to work from blueprints, sketches, etc.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit applica-
tions to the Hardee County Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161,
Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2007.
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WATER WELLS & COMPLETE SYSTEMS
4" Rotary Wells
GEORGE GOINS DALE ROGERS
863-444-0181 941-302-2426
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Citrus Removal Land Clearing

backhoe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Drivewas '* pebble Rock, etc.




Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761
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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
20 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,
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Teaching
If you have a bachelor's degree
from an accredited institution,
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S
EDUCATOR PREPARATION
INSTITUTE (EPI)
can prepare you to become
a certified teacher in Florida.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
FOR POTENTIAL STUDENTS
Thursday, March 1 5-6 p.m.
University Center Auditorium
Highlands Campus, Avon Park


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


For more information, call
Colleen Rafatti at
(863) 784-7403
SFCC is n; equal acc-.e qual opportunity instiluion. SFCC is accredited b he
Corlnmisionon onCollege ofthe Southern Asocialion olfColleges and Schonls (1t86
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degrees, certificates, and diplomas. 2:22c


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


SOD
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)


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
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G & D TREE SERVICE, LLC
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATE
CELL: 941-782-7621
For 24-Hrs. Emergencies Call
SBj uCELL: 941-782-7025
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BUCKET TRUCK BOBCAT DUMP TRAILER
LICENSED & INSURED
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1142 Old Fort Green Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-6661

Double Guarantee
1. Experience
2. Accuracy
Don't miss out on the new rebate,
offered to all who used Telephone
services between the year 2003-2006.
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


Jesse Sambrano


"* J01A 1 O Tf Wh EK *EW
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 outstanding home. Asking $249,000 MLS 191061


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
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
Quiet Private Setting-Spacious
3BR/2BA home on 5.32 acres.
Located just east of Wauchula
approximately 5 miles with a fenced
in area for livestock or a horse.
Asking $250,000 MLS 189393
Excellent Country Living-Ready to
move in 2005 14x70 3BR/1BA
mobile home, with central heat and
air. Located in Zolfo Springs on 2.5
acres all fenced in. Call for more
details. Asking $139,000 MLS
189913
1989 Mobile Home with 4BR/1.5BA,
Cental H/A, sturdy 10x56 front
porch and a 12x56 addition is wait-
ing for you in Zolfo Springs on a
70x130 lot. Asking at $89,900 MLS
190429


Beautiful Home with Acreage-
3BR/2BA CB home with approxi-
mately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
and a 2-car garage. Located just
West of Wauchula on 10 acres.
New roof, new insulation, new stuc-
co and fresh paint. Look at it today.
Offered at $449,900 MLS 179381
Ready To Move In!-Brand New
Doublewide Mobile Home-Take a
look at this spacious 4BR/2BA
located on a corner lot. Close to
schools and shopping. Enjoy the
comfort of a new home with central
air and heat plus new appliances.
Asking $115,000 MLS 189017
Brand New Home-This gorgeous
3BR/2BA home with 1,645 total
square feet under roof in Bowling
Green has so much to offer. Call
today for your personal tour.
$165,000 MLS 190253
Great Home for Growing Family!
Imagine sitting at home with your
family around a nice fireplace in
this spacious home. With
3BR/2.5BA in this 2,623 sq. ft.
home. Located on 1 acre of land.
Call for Details. Price $245,000


** Whether you're buying or selling. The professionals at Flores
& Flores, Inc. will be happy to assist you. Let one of our associ-
ates help make your Real Estate dreams come true.**

*All of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net


*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
SWE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
1I2 Contact After Hours
,,, O, 0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
"o",..""'T Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
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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CLASS A OR B CDL, dump truck dri-
ver needed, M-F. 735-1614. 2:22-3:1 p
WAITRESS NEEDED experienced pre-
ferred. Apply in person at 116 North
4th Ave., Granny Grahams. 773-0292
or 781-3587. 2:22p
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


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THERE'S
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EVERYONE AT THE






Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms Uater Electric

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make extra money!
For space reservations, call
781-1062
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Classifieds


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. 2:1-3:1 p


FOUND Phone @ Wal-Mart parking
lot. Call 773-2250 to identify. 2:22nc


LOST: Metal walking cane, Sweetbay
parking lot Friday afternoon. Call 773-
6693. Reward given. 2:22p
LOST: Reward for 3-year-old male, yel-
low and white cat, near Oak Street,
Zolfo. Very friendly. 735-0870.
2:22-3:1 p


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do. Excellence, there
act, but a habit.


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6X6X6 DOG KENNEL with house,
$125. 773-3735. 2:22p
3-WHEEL BICYCLE, excellent condi-
tion, $200; (2) metal sheds, 8x8, 8x10,
both w/3/4" plywood floors, $400
each. 767-8822 2:15tfc
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35 FT. TRAILER, set-up in park with
-Aristotle room addition. 863-781-1398.
2:22-3:1 p


2 BR/ 1 BA 1987 double wide, new
carpet, central air & heat, fenced in
back yard, 2 yr. old roof, insulated.
Charlie Creek, $55,000. 781-4276.
2:22p
1984 SKYLARK PARK model trailer, 34
ft., fully furnished, Wagon Wheel, Lot
199. For appt. call 231-750-0883.
2:22-3:10


CONSTRUCTION


& ROOFING
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120


'PARK MODEL RV adult park, mostly
furnished, many extras. Call 863-767-
1574. 1:25-2:22p



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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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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999 U.S. Highway 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841-3343
863.285.7381 Fax 863.285.7395
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH LORmIDGE www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COORDINATOR, FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Full-time, year-round position responsible for instruction, recordkeeping,
and supervision of instruction in the firefighter standards and degree
programs. Associates degree in Fire Science required. Advanced
degree preferred. Must meet all SFCC credentialing requirements, have
a min. of 5 yrs. exp. as a firefighter and at least 3 yrs. exp. as a certified
instructor. Competitive salary and benefits including retirement,
health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday,
3/13/07. Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center or on our Web site.
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 i

10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs co,-
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. $45,00 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!
mi Vanette See, Realtor Associate
STopsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
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6 FREE CUR dog puppies, 5 male, 1
female, 10 weeks. Leave message
773-4192. 2:22-3:1 p
WHITE CHIHUAHUAS, 8 wks, for sale.
863-245-7707 863-735-2200 after 7
p.m. 2:22-3:1 p
9 WEEK OLD female Chihuahua, $250.
863-214-9078. 2:15-22p
BABY RABBITS FOR SALE. Several
different types. 863-735-0673 after 4
p.m. 2:1-3:1 p


1/2 ac. cornerOf Link St. & Ridge
Ave. Next to SFCC & Torrey Oaks
golf course.
$25,000
1/2 ac. with 48x28 concrete block
bldg. 263 Otter Run, Ona
$25,000
Call Today!
(863) 699-2845 or (954)294-1012
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC/JAIL
PAY RATE: $25,111.22($12.07) $34,616.09($16.64)
Wanted for the Hardee County Facilities Management Depart-
ment. Must have carpentry experience and knowledge of.the
building trades. Ability to work from-blueprints, sketches, etc.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit applica-
tions to the Hardee County Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161,
Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2007.
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Full Time Outside Sales

Associate

and Floor Manager

Great Pay and Benefits


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Apply in Person at:

Vision Ace Hardware
225 E. Oak Street, Wauchula


773-3148
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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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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
: $197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
:50-2-Pc Sofa & Lovesat Ats $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297.up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
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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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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and, Roofing Contractor
Residential Remtodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409
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Classifieds-


GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc


If there is to be any peace it will
come through being, not having.


New Equipment


2.5 ACRES residential land. Hardee
County, Lily Rd., $48,000. 941-953-
5296. 2:22-3:1 p
14.92 ACRES ON Vandolah Rd., can
divide, beautiful property, $170,000.
781-2216. 2:22p


Big or 2 Small
ing
ng
ling
r Tilling
et Work Contact Person
Lupe/BigDaddy
(863)-781-0962


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
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 2:15-3:15p


1993 40' PARK model, 2 slide-outs. U
move. Golf cart, TVs, dishes, appli-
ances, washer, furnished. 517-812-
0092. 2:22-3:1 p
2006 FOREST RIVER Wildwood, 34', 2
BR bunkhouse, like brand new, slide-
out, located in Zolfo, $13,500. Also,,
1990 diesel, 1 ton, Dodge Ram,
$5,000. 270-314-6766. 2:22p
-40' FRANKLIN '03 triple slides, wash-
er/dryer, triple axle, shed, loaded,
Avon Park, $18,500. Cell 757-692-
4835. 2:22-3:1 p


3 BR/2 BA, new mobile home in Oak
Park, Wauchula, $600 monthly plus
deposit. 863-781-3570. 2:15-22c
RENTA CASA GRANDE, 600/M.
Commercial Rentals, 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
-773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
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DeSoto County Properties
5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
80 acres, Brownville Area
Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 2:22c


1 & 2 BEDROOM mobile homes from
$400/month and up plus deposit, no
pets, quiet family park, close to ele-
mentary schools in Wauchula. Call
today 863-698-4910. 2:22-3:22p


RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,:
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-,
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 2:8-3:8p-
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-'-
6065. 11:23tfc.
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HOUSE FOR SALE
A MUST SEE!
2 acres, 3BR, 2B, CB. Wonderful location,
terrific amenities, LARGE FENCED YARD
365 Old Dixie Hwy Bowling Green

863-781-2600
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HELP WANTED
TOWN CLERK-needed for the Town of Zolfo Springs.
Experience in government administration and account-
ing is preferred. An equivalent combination of experi-
ence and training, which provides the required knowl-
edge, skills and abilities, will also be considered; com-
puter experience required. Must be capable of being
bonded in excess of $100,000. The successful appli-
cant will be required to attend all Commission and
Workshop meetings. Salary is negotiable based on
qualifications and experience. Applications can be
picked up at the Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall,
3210 U.S. Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. The
Town Manager reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all applications. EOE/DFWP
George Neel, Mayor
Attest: Linda Roberson~, -- .
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$159,000


MUST SELL!
3BR, 1B with inground pool
719 Green St., Wauchula

781-1062
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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.
CLOSINb DATE: 2/28/07 ,o

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REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
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
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
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
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
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
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;
located in secluded area. $200,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new car-
pet and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard,
convenient location close to schools and shopping.
$155,000


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DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


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

Doris Lambert
PRICE REDUCED OWNERS ANXIOUS TO SELL!
3B/1Bth home; well maintained, desirable area; new
flooring, H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at
$145,000
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
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
frontage and excellent location. $125,000
JUST RIGHT FOR BUILDING! 5 secluded acres;
some citrus trees; this tract would make a nice place for
mobile home or house. $125,000
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
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.
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


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
RHODA McCOY............781-7230


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KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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LOST DOG


Five month old female beagle disappeared 2/11/07 vicinity
1225 Popash Road & Manley Road. Need medications,
please return "Julie Ann" or call 863-245-6938. REWARD.
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Classified


RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
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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
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



BABYSITTING IN MY home. Days,
nights, weekends. 781-5425 or 773-
3052. 2:22-3:22p
BABYSITTING in my home, learn and
play, Monday-Saturday. 375-9995.
2:15-22p


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
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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Accounts Payable

Come join a large expanding company with a profes-
sional, friendly work environment.
We're looking for a dedicated, sharp, self-motivated
individual for our accounts payable department. MS Office
and QB experience a plus.
We're a Christian organization that cares about our
employees and are seeking the right person for this job.
If you feel it's you, please come in and complete an
application at 401 S. 6th Ave. (next to Burger King),
773-3839.
Pay commensurate with your abilities. Benefits. DFWR


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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. 2:22-3:22p
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, lic. & insured. 767-9650.
2:1-3:1p
CAKES Specializing in wedding,
birthday, quince ofos and sculpted.
For a consultation call 863-328-0024.
2:1-22p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:29p

Notice of Public Sale
2000 CHEVROLET
VIN:1GCEK14T5YE124967
8:00 A.M. March 05, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem wilh drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdh
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
We fail more often by timidity
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HELP WANTED
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS
Full Time $22,36000 Part Time $1000 hr.
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for part time and full time Communications Officers. You
must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma
or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misde-
meanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and
work shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at
the Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If
other arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext.
211. EOE
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2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $49,500.
What a steal! 13.50 AC, Recreation property $99,900.
THIS IS HOV b f^t*eJylV on yJ9tfff rn w/full kitchen
$314,900
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 County 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. Fenced and cross fenced.Within
1/2 Mi. of College, Best Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace
River $15,000 per ac.
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Diner
(Old Rooster's)

Now HIRING!
experienced
servers and expe-
rienced cooks.

Apply in person at
S825 SR 66 E.,
S Zolfo Springs


Insurance Company
looking for someone for
clerical/secretarial position.
Some benefits available.
Requirements:
* CSR License after 90 day
probation period.
* Basic clerical/secretarial
skills.
* Filing, typing, computer
knowledge and telephone
ethics.
* Must be able to attend insur-
ance classes and meetings
when needed.
* Must be willing to learn and
understand insurance ques-
tions and needs of the cus-
tomer.
Send resume to:
Box N, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873
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AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING( REAL ESTATE REAL EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member ol Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporalion
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EDNA'S PLACE. 767-8822. King beds,
$100 up; waterbed mattress, $200;
queen beds, $100 up; twin beds, sofa
beds; tables, chairs, stoves; refrigera-
tors, $150 up; washers, $100 up; baby
clothing; strollers; toddler beds; large
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PEACE & QUIET
12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land, with well and pond.
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Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed price $179,500
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MOURNING A MOTORCYCLIST
A boy passed me in the westbound lane of the highway at about 80'
miles an hour yesterday. I assume he was a boy because he was riding one:
of those crotch rockets and was hunched over the gas tank accelerating for:
all he was worth, the tail of his T-shirt flapping frantically.
I shuddered when I thought what would happen to his bare skin if it
came in contact with the unforgiving surface of the asphalt road. I won-
dered if he knew what kind of shape his tires were in, and if he knew how
to handle an oil slick, a wet spot or an inattentive driver.
The motorcycle was whipping in and out of traffic, dodging other cars
like the boy straddling it was racing for his life. I had a horrible thought as
he sailed out of view around the next curve that I would come up on a crash
scene before I made it home. This thought came unbidden because of Brad.
Brad was the father-to-be of two little boys, Nick, 8, and Luke, 6, who'
I used to babysit. If ever there were two boys who needed a father, it was:
Nick and Luke. Their mother worked long hours and they were with me
sometimes two days at a stretch.
When Brad came. along there was a shining hope in the eyes of the
boys. To the boys and their mother, Brad was the answer to a prayer. He was
to be the headstone of the small family, and accepted the responsibility with
an open mind and ah open heart, and it was clear to everybody that Brad
was in for the long haul.
One Friday evening the small family-to-be stopped by ...
"Can you watch the boys? We're going to Miami tomorrow to pick up'
my new bike," Brad said. "I've been saving for years, and I finally have
enough to buy my Harley. Melissa's going to drive me down there to pick
it up." Brad's excitement was contagious; everyone wanted to see Brad
make his dream come true by getting the Harley he'd desired for years.
Melissa and Brad hugged and kissed the boys and then they were gone.
The next evening their mother picked the boys up, and I didn't see them for
another two weeks. When the phone rang I wasn't expecting it to be
Melissa, anymore than I expected her voice to sound like she'd been crying
for days.
"Can you watch the boys for me? Brad's in the hospital. He hit a car
broadside. It wasn't his fault, the car pulled out in front of him. He's going
to be all right. He was only doing about 30 miles an hour, but he wasn't
wearing a helmet. He has a head injury and he's in a coma. But he's going
to be all right," she repeated, as though trying to convince herself more than
me.
Brad struggled to hold onto life as the rest of his little family hoped and
prayed, and finally gave up 61 days after the accident. He passed away after
life support was removed.
Melissa took the boys back to Michigan to live with her mother, as,
though she'd given up on ever finding the kind of life she dreamed about
when she lost Brad. We lost touch, and I often wonder where the boys are;
now and how they're doing.
I can't help thinking what a waste Brad's loss was. Drama, drama
drama, I know, but statistics don't lie: Roughly 4,000 people per year die ii
motorcycle crashes. I don't condemn motorcycles and have often consid
ered buying one, but feel like they should be handled like handguns, with'
the utmost care and caution.
So when I see a boy like the one on the highway, I can't help but cringe
and expect the worst. Even though he had a helmet on, I suspect that a crash
at 80 miles an hour could only have devastating, and final, results. I think
about the mother and father the boy would leave behind, and wonder who
he pasted his hopes and dreams on and who had built their dreams around
him.
I know I speak about him as though he's already gone, but I can't help'
thinking that he is, and even though I don't know him, I Inourn his loss and
wish someone could have taught him about what was at'stake
Unfortunately, these types of lessons are often learned way too late
Sometimes the school of hard knocks only knocks once, and with deadly
force, and if this column makes one person go home tonight and look theii
son in the eye and say ...
Boy, when was the last time you checked those tires?"
Then all the drama in the world would be worth it.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site aj
www.cjmousercom or e-mail her at cjmouserinfla@yahoo.com.

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Wildcats End Journey At Kathleen


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats put a scare
in the Lakeland Kathleen Red
Devils before losing the regional
quarterfinal game 58-49.
The 'Cats had earned a playoff
berth as Class 4A-District 10 run-
ner-up, following a heart-breaking
57-55 district championship loss to
rival DeSoto, which went on to lose
to Lake Wales in the alternative
regional quarterfinal involving dis-
tricts 9 and 10.
"Their pressure didn't bother us.
It was our own unforced errors that
did us in. It was disappointing
because I felt if we got past
Kathleen, there's no telling where


we could have gone with the team
we had this year," said Wildcat
head coach Vance Dickey.
Miguel Paul opened the contest
with a series of shots to break the
early Hardee lead. After Kevin
Foster sank a pair of free throws
and a deuce, Olnel Virgile was
fouled and hit a pair of free throws.
Shortly, Weston Palmer landed a
lay-up and Arnold Louis was
fouled and hit both his shots.
Hardee had its only lead of the
game 6-4.
That's when Paul hit back-to-
back treys and twin deuces to put
Kathleen in front to stay, up 14-6.
By the end of the first period, the
Red Devils had stretched their lead


CATTLEMEN'S SWEETHEART


to 21-12.
The second quarter belonged to
Hardee, as the Wildcats went on a
17-point spree and held Kathleen to
just nine points. During this time,
Hardee shooters made seven-of-
eight from the charity stripe and
Palmer put a trey and a deuce in the
hole. His bank shot at the buzzer
left Hardee trailing only 30-29 at
halftime.
The third period was one. of
momentum swings. Kathleen went
up by eight points, 39-31, only to
have Hardee cut that to four 39-35.
A final swing by Kathleen put the
Red Devils up 43-35 at the end of
the third.
In the fairly even final period,
Hardee could not gain much advan-
tage and lost 58-49. Only two Red
Devils were in double digits, Paul
with 19 points and Foster with 10.
Dominique Davis added nine
points, and T.J. Lawrence and
Terrance Howell each had eight.
Hardee answered with 14 by
Palmer, 13 by Mark St. Fort, nine
for Louis, eight for Virgile and five
for Jermaine King.
"We held the number two team in
our division in the state to just 58
points. We caught up and tried to
keep it close, but we couldn't over-
come our bad habits. Twice after
they had scored, we stepped over
the end line while passing the ball
in. That gave Kathleen four
points," said Dickey.
He faces the loss of Palmer, King
and Virgile, all in their final year of
play. "The Kathleen game was a
microcosm of the year. It was an
overall good effort. We rebounded
and defended well. We could have
been a special team without our bad
habits, but it was a good group to
coach. We're losing our three ball
handlers so it will be huge chal-
lenge over the summer for other
veterans and some new guys to step
up and fill those shoes," concluded
fifth-year coach Dickey.
Expected back in 07-08 are
Louis, St. Fort, juniors Alex Flores,
Josh Jackson, Pete Solis, Marwin
Simmons and Tyrone Pace, sophs
Ladarius Pace and Lucas Juarez
and freshman Antjuan Jones and
Ezayi Youyoute. ..,--.


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.

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COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Cattlemen's Association announces its 2007
Sweetheart, Kyla Shiver. Kyla is the 19-year-old daughter of Dr.
Gary and Martha Shiver of Wauchula. She was a 2005 honor
graduate of Hardee Senior High School and attends South
Florida Community College where she is involved in the Phi
Theta Kappa honor society. She is currently working oh her
degree in animal science. She works part time at Hardee
County's YMCA and for Florida Veterinary Services. When asked
about her reign as the cattlemen's sweetheart, she says, "I am
excited and honored to have been chosen as the sweetheart
and am looking forward to representing our county in this year's
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Tuesday Prayer Meeting ..........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
'Wed. Bible Stuady ......................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 ....................:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
.Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom.r.........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Servicio-de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico ..................6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..... ............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

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

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

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

VWAUCHULA

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 Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ................10:30 a.m.,,
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ......................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
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.
EveningWorship ......................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 OFCHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship*.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

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


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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................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
-Praise & Worship ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
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-Sth 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...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m. .
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship .10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.


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...................... 1:00 a.m.
. Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m..

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper...................6:00 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 ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"1 & 4" Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
"** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .....................1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17 '
Morning Service......................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SOULHARVESTV1INISTRY
.. 1337 Hwy. 17-South;,Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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.TH......... 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 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School... ........... 9:45 a.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 dn Espanol ... 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones .............. 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina ................. 11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
SEscuela 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 .......... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union............. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..... ...... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.




SEEDS
F ROM
THE
SOWER"

N Mihael Guido
Merer, Georgia


A tramp approached a man of
well-to-do appearance and asked
for charity.
Without a word, the man put his
hand in his pocket, and the tramp
said, "May the-blessings of the
Lord follow you."
But the man only pulled out his
handkerchief and kept on walking.
Whereupon the tramp yelled, "And
never catch up with you."
But the blessings of the Lord will
catch up with you if you care and
share.
Charity gives itself rich. Covet-
ousness hoards itself poor.
Our Lord said, "If you give, you
will get! Your gift will return to you
in full and overflowing measure,
pressed down, shaken together to'
make room for more, and running:
over."


THrE OUNDATION Of FREEDOM.


Around Presidents' Day, we
remember those founding fathers
who built the foundation of our
democracy and gave us our
legacy of freedom. George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
and Abraham Lincoln come to
mind, for they were the leaders
who laid the plans and
determined and upheld the
principles upon which our nation
was founded. Although he wasn't
a president, Martin Luther King,
Jr. also was an Important part of
the heritage of freedom. In honor
of those who gave us freedom, we
can continue to sustain and
strengthen that legacy.
How can we uphold our
freedom? The Bible tells us that
though mankind changes, God's
Word never changes. This Is our
spiritual foundation. The Lord's
foundation remains unblemished
by time, and it keeps us strong
and free. In 2 Corinlhians 3:17 it
says, "Now the Lord is the Spirit,
and where the Spirit of the Lord
Is...there Is freedom."
Worship each week. Keep your
spiritual foundation strong, for
each stone must be sturdy If the
foundation of freedom Is to stand.


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Cops For Christ
By Sgt. Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Associate Chaplain


REFLECTION, DISCUSSION & PURPOSE

Greetings, everyone. I apologize that I haven't written in some time, to
those of you who enjoy reading my articles. The holidays and projects at
work have kept me way too busy no excuse, though, because I should
always make time for the Lord's work.
I have been studying the Grace Covenant in Ephesians 1-3. Please
read these chapters so next week when I write about them you will have an
understanding of what I'm sharing with you. I will be sharing with you what
I have learned about living under the Grace Covenant and not under the
Law Covenant. In the weeks to come I will share with you what I have
learned; it takes some time to fully understand.
This week I want to share some things with you that I learned about as
I reflected on my life so far. The other day I was reflecting on my life choic-
es, have you ever done that? Do you ever wonder where your life would be
today if you had made different choices in the paths you took? I, like many
of you, have made many choices good and bad. Right after high school
I was supposed to move to Tampa and attend a technical college for com-
puters. The school was paid for by a relative. All I had to do was go, and I
chose not to. I wonder how different my life would be if I had gone.
I have two wonderful daughters and I wouldn't trade them for the
world. I know we all think that way about our children. But besides our
children, how different do you think your life would have been? The path I
chose has provided me with some wonderful experiences as well as some
hard aches.
A little history about myself: I grew up Catholic until I was about 16
and then fell away from the church. I attended church sporadically through
my adult years until after my second divorce. I was invited to church by a
fellow officer and was saved in October 2000. That is just one example, I
have many more reflections on my life but I won't bore you with them.
I think of the events to lead me to salvation and it is amazing. How
many testimonies have you heard from people about how they were led to
the Lord? Their testimonies are riddled with many choices. I believe that
the Lord guides us to Him through the Holy Spirit; sometimes we listen,
sometimes we don't. However we came to the place we are, one thing is
ultimately true, we cannot change the past. The mistakes we have made, the
regrets and the choices cannot be changed. We must live with the choices
we have made. Some of us live with consequences and some with bless-
ings, depending on the choices we have made.
The Bible tells us Christ died for the sins of the world, past, present and
future for the whole world, all of us!
Though we cannot change our past choices, we can change our future
ones. The choices you make every day can either bring you closer to the
Lord or push you further away. Maybe you have made bad decisions that
have caused problems in your marriage, with your children, in your career,
and in your personal walk with Christ. You may have suffered divorces, like
me, lost or become distant with your children, lost your job or even lost
your freedom a few times sitting in a jail cell.
All of it can change today! All you have to do is ask Jesus Christ,
your Lord and Savior, into your life. Claim forgiveness for your sins
through the blood of Christ and choose (since God gave you free will to
make choices) to turn your life around. Choose not to hang out with those
so-called friends who keep encouraging you to do things you know are
wrong. Choose to redeem your marriage. Choose to not sin, but choose to
do right.
Choose to follow Christ.
Don't blame anyone for the consequences of your choices. Ultimately
you made the decision; you can say it was your parents' fault for how they
raised you, your kids' fault for pushing you too far, your friends' fault for
talking you into doing something or any other excuse you can think of.
You still had to choose to do it.
You can say yes or no to any choices that come up in your life, so take
responsibility for your life and make the choice to change it today. The Lord
tells us that tomorrow is promised to no one. Tomorrow, next Sunday, next
month, when you get out of jail, after you fix your marriage, whatever, may
be too late.
You can live in the past and keep making the same wrong choices or
you can live for today and turn your life around it is never too late!
Sgt. Barry L. Schnable of the Hardee County Sherif's Office can be reached
via e-mail to: flachaplain @yahoo.com.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its
joy.


SAVING FOR A PET'S

CATASTROPHIC

ILLNESSES

By: Dr. Ross A. Hendry,
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I have become increasingly convinced it would be in the best interest of our
clients to consider pet health insurance.
We invest in health insurance and hope we never need it, but then an unex-
pected accident or illness makes us realize just how desperately we do need
health insurance for our families.
This insurance has been available for a long time and we realize we simply
can not get along in our society without it. Health insurance for pets is also avail-
able and incredibly affordable. It will pay some percentage of regular health
maintenance like office visits, heartworm tests, teeth cleaning, spay and neuter-
ing, vaccines and heartworm prevention
We do not sell insurance at Pet Care Center, but we are seeing an increasing
number of clients who are benefiting from it. We were impressed with pet insur-
ance recently when a client brought a 60-pound dog in to be neutered. The dog
had other problems and needed some extensive antibiotic therapy and the bill
was $143.90. The client received a check for $65 from her pet insurance compa-
ny.
There was another little dog that had pneumonia twice in a six or seven-
month period of time, and the client received a $400 check for a $409.23 bill. Like
most insurance policies, pet insurance will not cover things like grooming, pet
food or treatment for behavior problems.
It will also not cover congenital or hereditary defects which is why we urge
clients to buy puppies from a reputable breeder who will have the pet examined
by a veterinarian for these defects and furnish a health certificate to document
that the puppy is healthy.
Based on our fee structure, the amount allowed for a catastrophic illnesses
like lymphosarcoma cancer treatment and pneumonia therapy, or accidents, like
an intestinal foreign body or a fractured leg repair, the pet insurance would
essentially pay almost all the cost.
I reiterate, we don't actually sell pet insurance, but we do have brochures
and information about several companies that do, and we are impressed with
their benefits. Any member of our staff will be glad to sit down and discuss the
various plans so you will be aware of the cost and the benefits then decide if it
would be affordable.
What I see is people coming to our office, and while routine care is afford-
able for most of them, I also see people coming in with no funds budgeted for cat-
astrophic problems, and they struggle to pay for it. Pet insurance is like putting
a little.thoney aside in a savings account and being in a position to deal with their
pet's major health problems.
PS: The Gator Disease raised its ugly head again this week when Vanderbilt
spiked the Florida basketball team and knocked it out of first place. I suffered so
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By Dick Daggett
Hardee County Schools


Technology is a great thing, or so I've been told anyhow. As a catch
phrase, this might be all it takes to get someone to run oll and buy the
newest or most expensive gadget on the market. In real life, i think tech-
nology is a bit overrated.
Looking at this week's picture I'm sure you can tell that I ran into a
"bit" of technological trouble with my computer. However, the picture only
shows you the tip of the iceberg.
The day started out innocently enough. My computer started right up
that morning and I was able to get some letters typed and some reports com-
pleted. It seemed like I was going to make some headway with my "To Do"
list. My computer was being good to me.
Then it all began. I should have seen it coming.
First, one of those little windows popped up telling me that a Windows
Security Update had just installed and that my computer needed to reboot.
Well, I'm all for computer security and surely do not want some evil per-
son invading my computer and reading all those really interesting school-
bus fuel-mileage reports, so I clicked the "yes" button and let my comput-
er restart.
The picture you see accompanying this column is the same one I took
to our overworked technology department. It wasn't e-mailed to them; I had
to take it to them personally. This picture was taken after several attempts
to log on to my computer. All of the attempts resulted in this message
appearing on my screen:
Computer message: The trust relationship between this computer and
the primary domain failed.
Me: What? My computer can be trusted; it is an honest computer and
always tells the truth. I even nicknamed it "Honest Abe."
Computer message: The trust relationship between ...
Me: OK, enough with the trust relationship issues; work it out so I can
get back to work. Kiss and make up, do something, but fix it.
Computer message: The trust...
Me: I need to return a call to a parent. Right now sounds like a pretty
good time to get this done. It will take my mind of this crazy computer. So
I proceed to dial the cell phone number I was provided. I hear the sound of
a phone ring, and then it clicks as if someone is answering it. My day only
gets better.
Recorded telephone message: This number cannot be dialed directly
from this phone. Please dial a "1" before entering the number you are call-
ing.
Me: OK, no big deal. So I dial "1" then the phone number, as instruct-


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


EiL


I may have given the following scriptures before, but it doesn't hurt to
remind us of them. Where the word, you, is used in the verses insert your-
self (I) or someone else you are praying for; then you are praying the Word
of God over them.

"(For I always pray to) the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and
revelation (of insight into mysteries and secrets) in the (deep and
lntimate),knowledge of Him.
SBy having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that
you can know and understand the hope to which He has called
you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His
set-apart ones).
And (so that you can know and understand) what is the
immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His
power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the work-
ing of His mighty strength."
Ephesians 1:17-19 Amp.
A Golden Nugget would be to pray this over yourself and those you
love, and your enemies also.

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Recorded telephone message: This number can be dialed directly
from this telephone. Please hang-up and redial without using a "1" before
entering the number you are calling.
Me: What? But ... And so I tried dialing it without the number "1"
again.
Recorded telephone message: This number cannot be dialed directly
from this phone. Please dial a "1" before entering the number you are call-
ing.
Now I know I have to be smarter than a recorded telephone message,
so I figure I can just get on my computer and check student records for an
alternate telephone number so I can call this parent. How difficult can it be?
I turn to my computer and attempt to log in.
Computer message: There is a trust issue between ..
Oops. I'm beginning to feel like this isn't my lucky day. I'm beginning
to think all those television commercials telling me all the different devices.
I can't live without just might be wrong.
Sometimes I truly wonder about the hype we give to technological
devices. Do we really believe that these devices are going to make life eas-
ier for us? What we seem to forget is that these things always develop some
problem when we need them the most. Did I mention that when my com-
puter decided not to trust me anymore, I was working on a project with a
deadline? I had a six-page document saved on the hard drive and had no
way to get to it.
Before you think that a couple of million computer bytes can make a
day go bad, I will brag on the school district's computer whiz guys. They
had my system up and running the next morning, and I was able to com-
plete all the tasks I had started the day before.
Fortunately, I get to go home after work and find different ways to
relax. I'm glad that I have several easy by comparison to my computer
- home-repair projects to take my mind off the computer problems I had
at work.
Now, can somebody answer this question: How do I get a water line to
stop dripping? It can't be that difficult, can it? I need something easy to take
my mind off my day at work.


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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 22, 2007


Tee-Ball Tots At Season's End
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Running the bases for the Rimes & Sons Devil Rays were (kneeling in front), Ayanna Madison,
Kareli Patel, Ashlee Patterson, Adrian Flores, Justin Long and Anthony Loredo; (in second row)
Darby Sanders, Devan Rimes, Blake Richardson, Lane Parks, Andrea McVay and Christian Brant;
(in back) coaches Shawn Rimes, Troy Brant and Keith Patterson.


Bounding around the bases for Jacobs Insurance & Bail Bonds were (in first row, from left) Brison
Ward, Marc Delatorre, Sierra Coker, Ethan Sambrano and Austin Santoyo; (in middle row) Trenton
Roberson, Giovanni Diego, Ismael Cruz, Yamilet Galvez, Rebecca Kedzior and Malik McMillian;
(in last row) coaches Jaime Pantoja, Glenn Kirk, Brannon Ward and John Roberson.


Making plays for the Vandolah Power Co. Marlins were (seated, from left) Trevor Delos Santos,
Cody Prestridge, Jasmine Alfaro, Ethan Hollinger, Aubry Bragg and Tre Delos Santos; (standing)
coach Rick Prestridge, Xavier Salazar, Hardee Pace, Corie Benton, Adrian DeLeon, Tara Hines
and coach Bobby Bragg.


Coming home for Robarts Family Funeral Home Cardinals were (in front row, from left) Rouke
Madronel, Jacob McKinney, Rocky Ybarra Jr., Tyson Sutton and Garrett Williams; (in second row):
Haylee Davis, Zack Deuberry, J.C. Thomas, Miguel Ruiz and Marcus Sambrano; (in back) coach-
es Robert Deuberry, Ryan Thomas, Doug Sutton and mascot Riana Sutton.


Catching the ball for the Cooper Timber Mulching Mets were (in front, kneeling) Hugh Pate,
Jasmine Pantoja, Scotty Meeks, Tyler Lambert, Heather Coronado and Will Redding; (in second
row) Logan Whidden, Drew Rigney, Denali Briones, Jared Rickett and Anthony Byers; (in back)
coaches Celia Pate, Shon Whidden and Tami Whidden.


Really having fun for the Albritton Insurance Co. Red Sox were (in first row, from left) Griffin Clark,
Cade Alexy, Lucy Galvez, Quinton Lindsey;, Adam Pazzaglia and Blake Tinsley; (in middle row)
Jack Driskell, Joshua Albritton, Dawson Cantu, Caleb Turner, Cody Helms and Weston Schraeder;
( back row) coach es Matt Tinsley, Efran Schraeder and Tony Pazzaglia.


Playing tough for the Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. Braves were (kneeling, from left)
Gage Gough, Zackary Durastanti, Jordan Sperry, Mario Lopez, Lizandro Villarreal and Caleb
McCoy; (in middle row) Drew McGuckin, Ben Clarke, J.M. Brown, Matthew Tyson, Trey Stephens
and Kyle Gilliprd; (in back) coaches Lee Sperry, J.R. Gough, Brent Stephens and Matt Moye.


Stretching for home plate for the Seacoast National Bank Yankees were (in first row, from left)
Hpnter Presley, Mikey Cruz, Andy Garcia, Madison Garcia and Lyndsey Welch; ( in center row)
Kal b Floyd, Isaac Moreno, Dustin Willis, Tony Webb and Sam Delatorre; (in last row) coaches
Mike Willis, Ted Svendjen, Hunter Presley and Justin Webb.







February 22, 2007, The Iferald-Advocate 5C


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS



BREAD WAS


By JAKARIUS LINDSEY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Hi! My name is Jakarius Lindsey, and I
interviewed my grandmother, Naomi
Lindsey (Nannie), who was born on March
31, 1941, in the town of Bowling Green.
She is the daughter of John William Henry
Shaw Jr. and Mary Magdeline Love Shaw.
As a little girl she attended school at
Chester Grove M.B. Church. She says her
greatest memory in school was when the
nurse came to school to give everybody
shots, and this boy in her class hated to get
shots. So he would sneak out of the class-
room and run outside to hide.
As a child she grew up and played with
her brothers and sisters. There were 13 of
them, and they were Joshua, Emmanuel
(preceded in death), a sister unknown also

(Lookin' Back )

deceased when she was a baby, Alexander
who is also deceased, Helyn, Curtis, Sarah,
Mary, Moses, Annie, Wilfered who is also
deceased, then it was Naomi, and James
who also is deceased.
She said, "To entertain ourselves when
we wanted to play, we would play with
each other, make up games, listen to the
radio and even make our own toys."
Later on in her life, she grew up, got
married and had children. She got married
it the age of 22 to the late Jim Lindsey of
bowling Green in Bradely Junction at First
Born Church. So I asked her how did she
feel when she got married, and she replied,
"I felt lonesome because I had moved away
from my family."
Then she started to have children, nine
months and two weeks later. Her children
are Shiwana, Lionel Lebruce, Solomon and
my father, Kelvin Lindsey.
She has lived in Florida most of her life,
but lived in Washington, D.C., for six
months and moved back to Florida. Her
dream and goal in life is to fully retire and
live in Hawaii.
She told me the thing that keeps her
going in life is her grandchildren. When I
asked her what did she think about life
itself, she replied saying, "Life is exciting.
to me, but it all relies-on what you make
out of life because you can have a good or
bad life;.that's why I try to accomplish new
things every day."


COURTESY PHOTO
Naomi Lindsey
Her mentors in life were Mrs. Maggie
Harrington, her teacher, even though she
was strict; her grandma, Mrs. Anna Love;
and Miss Annie Williams, who she also
called Nannie.
She said, "The greatest thing that hap-
pened to me was when I went to Hawaii;
and I never thought that I would have gone
there."
I asked her what did she think about :-
young people today, and she replied saying,
"I think they have a lot of pressure, and
they need to listen and spend more time
with elderly people." Her advice for young.:,
people is to listen, to pay attention, and to
honor your father and mother."
Then I asked her how did prices change
over the years, "Prices, prices, I can tell you
about prices," she replied. She said that
when she was a little girl a loaf of bread
used to be 10 or five cents, now it's $2 or
$3; and gas used to be 35 cents a gallon,
now gas is about $2 to $3 a gallon.
In her private time she likes to sleep, to
read her Bible or newspaper, to listen to
music, and to watch Jesse Duplantis on the
Christian network.
I'm very thankful that I had the chance
of interviewing a great, strong woman and
my nannie, Mrs. Naomi Lindsey.
Teens Interview Elders comes from 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.


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

CHURCH PRAYERS NEEDED
The sermon was given by Pastor We need prayers for those in the
James Stallings, with 72 church hospital and the ones that are sick
friends there. The choir sang "Until from the park. God, You know
Then." Our special music, "The them. We need prayers for the peo-
Next Time He Comes," was sung pie who were in the tornado and

by Norma McNary and Bob Bell. their families, and for our military
Cloyce Swisher also sang personnel.
"Calvary's The Reason Why."


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The new people in the park this
week are Rosemary and Harold
Comeau, Lois and Merv Rennig,
Bud and Judy Harnbeck, and Lee
and Nanci Emery. Bob and Muriel
Bell and Roger and Joan Bell had
unexpected company for supper
and the evening, Bruce and Freda
Hardy from Chestley, Ontario.
Everyone in the park was glad to
see them.
The birthdays were Janet Brown,
Leroy Love, Mary Ann Drust and
George McNary. The anniversary
was Art and Janet Brown.
The 50/50 was won by Anita
LeBlanc. The gift certificates were
won by Art Brown, Anita LeBlanc,
Dave Dobberstein, Kathy Vermeu-
len, Wanda May, Glen Berry; Harry
Cassidy, Jean Alexander, Rita
Donney, Arlene Anderson, Franics
Smith, Doug Culp, Bob Bell, Judy
Hornbeck, Mike Geraci, James.
Hartley, Larry Callis, Cloyce
Swisher and Caryl Luver. The
plant was won by Alice Moore.
PROGRESS EUCHRE
'We had fun playing euchre and we
had six tables. The high man was
Walt Broadwort with 75 points,
runner-up man was Clyde
Anderson with 67 points, and the
low man was Carlos Dennis with
50 points. The high woman was
Kathy Vermeulen with 77 points,
the woman runner-up was Joyce
Bates with 74 points and the low
woman was Arlene Anderson with
47 points. The most loners was won
by Marge Luff and Dori Simmon.
They each had five loners. Under
the table was won by Roger Bell..
BID EUCHRE
Tuesday, we had four tables. The
winner of men was Francis Smith
with 198 points and low man was


Harry Cassidy with 51 points. The
high woman was Marge Luff with
188 points and the low woman was
Fern Tessier with 60 points. The
moon shots were gotten by Dave
Dobberstein, with one.
Thursday, we had four tables and
the winner of the men was Dana
Sweet with 184 points and the low
man was Roger Bell with 109
points. The high woman was
Barbara Gersema with 187 points
and the low woman was Joyce
Paresall with 99 points. There were
three people with moon shots, Herb
Tessier, Earl Bodary and Cloyce
Swisher, all with one moon shot
each.
SHUFFLEBOARD
We had a Sweetheart Shuffle-
board tournament for anyone in the
park. There were 29 couples, and
we had a real good time and weath-
er. The first place went to Joan and
Roger Bell; the second place went
to Marge Luff and Remy Cote; and
the third place was Herb and Fern
Tessier.


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6C The Herald-Advocate, February 22, 2007


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


LET'S GO COON HUNTIN'!
The fish finally quit bitin' on that pleasant April afternoon on Lake
Lafayette in Tallahassee. After catching about 20 bass within a half-hour,
including an 11.5-pound lunker (my biggest bass to date), I probably had
hooked every fish in that hole and figured it was time for me to.go home.
Willie Williams, whom I'd just befriended, had himself caught enough
specks for dinner so he, too, decided to call it a day.
But before we left the lake that afternoon, we talked for a spell and
admired the huge trophy bass I had caught. That's when Willie mentioned
to me his love for coon huntin' and said he had some "sure-enough coon
dogs."
I remember Willie getting excited and saying, "They ain't nothing' like
the feeling' that comes over you when you hear your dogs open up on a hot
trail."
As Willie and I trudged up the hill, he offered to let me park my truck
af his place the next time I went fishing. Doing that would make for a short-
er.walk, and I thanked him for the kind gesture.
', When we neared his house, Willie said his prized female treeing-
'Walker coonhound had recently given birth to a litter of pups and asked if
I:wanted to have a look at 'em.
"Sure," I said.
There were six puppies, about a month old "saddlebacks" with lots
of distinctive black "ticks" on their undersides. They didn't have much
White on 'em, like a lot of Walkers do, and had only a touch of brown
around their faces and rears.
Willie said if my wife and I wanted one, he'd give us pick of the litter.
I took him up on his offer. My wife, Elizabeth, picked out a pretty
female that took a liking to her immediately. Dakota, as we named her,
turned out to be a fine coon dog, a great pet and a welcome addition to our
family.
We now have two treeing-Walkers, because we bred Dakota and kept
a female we named Star.
I returned the favor by giving Willie a female puppy out of the same
litter. This special "gift-of-giving" had now come full-circle. Willie has
4ince bred that dog and kept three of its offspring.
S Between the two of us, we plan to keep the bloodline going, but what
I didn't realize back on the lake that day was Willie had an ulterior motive
besides finding that puppy a good home. He had found himself a new
luntin' buddy, and passed on the coon-huntin' tradition.
If you'd like to try coon huntin', you may do so with dogs at night,
while using a flashlight or headlamp. On private property, when in posses-
sion of written landowner permission, you may hunt raccoons year-round,
But most of us prefer to hunt them during the colder months so as not to get
qur dogs snakebit or attacked by gators.
You're only allowed to harvest raccoons, and opossums for that mat-
ter, using .22-caliber firearms (other than .22-magnums) or single-shot
..410-gauge shotguns with shot no larger than No. 6. But, all firearms must:
remain unloaded except immediately prior to shooting treed or bayed rac-
coons or opossums.
SThere are no daily or seasonal bag limits on how many raccoons or
opossums you may harvest.
: All dogs used in pursuing raccoons or opossums are required to wear
collars or tags which identify dog owners and their addresses. Hunting
either furbearer by "shining" or using lights from moving vehicles, boats or
animals is against the law. So if you're looking for a new and exciting
luntin' opportunity, get ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flash-
light and a pair of hip waders and take to the swamps!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony.Young@ FWC.com.


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DEADLINE IS MARCH 1
Next Thursday is the last day to file for your property tax exemptions.
Don't miss the deadline it could cost you thousands of dollars! It is
imperative that you come to our office or call to ensure that your property
tax business has been taken care of.
Though we have seen a decline in the number of sales transactions
compared to sales in previous years, we have still seen no decline in prop-
erty values. As we all know, for the past two years Hardee County and
every other county in Florida has experienced a major boom in the real
estate market.
Land prices and cost of construction skyrocketed in 2005 and with
rising property values comes rising taxes. A few years ago taxes on an aver-
age home on five acres would have been about $2,300. This year taxes
would be about $4,500 if you file for Homestead Exemption without
Homestead, taxes will be closer to $5,000. Unfortunately, we have no con-
trol over these increases in taxes. Rule 12D-8.001 of the Rules of the State
of Florida states that property appraisers are to "make a determination of
the value of all property ... located within the county according to its just
or fair market value on the first day of January of each year .. ."
Every year the property appraiser submits a certified tax roll to the
Department of Revenue, and it analyzes the roll to make sure that we have
followed the guidelines set forth in the statutes in determining value.
Every two years, the DOR performs what is known as an "in-depth" audit
of our property values. During this time auditors thoroughly review our val-
ues to ensure we are in compliance with the guidelines of the state of
Florida.
The governor is proposing a property tax reform to curtail high prop-
erty taxes, but nothing is currently in place. So, don't pay more in taxes than
you have to! Please, come see us before the deadline: March 1.


3 Re-Elected To PRECo


Board Of Directors


Peace River Electric Cooperative
held its annual district meetings last
week. All three incumbent directors
retained their offices in a vote by
the members.
PRECo, a Touchstone Energy
Cooperative, is owned by its con-
sumers and is governed by a Board
of Directors elected by the mem-
bership t9 serve three-year terms.
Doug Partin, District 3, Kenans-
ville; David Sessions, District 6,
Bradenton; and Byron Newberry,
District 9, Bereah, were re-elected
and will continue to serve on the
board.
Each district meeting had a quo-
rum, determined by district size, in
attendance. There was a member
question-and-answer forum held,
followed by refreshments and a
drawing for door prizes.
The Board of Directors will be


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A Daily Thought


THURSDAY
God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need
Him ... Step out of traffic! Take
a long, loving look at Me, your
High God, above politics, above
everything.
Psalm 46:1, 10 (ME)

FRIDAY
We know that we have crossed
the frontier from death to life
(eternal) because we do love
our brothers ... God's orders
are that we should put our trust
in the name of His Son, Jesus
Christ, and love one another.
I John 3:14, 23 (PME)

SATURDAY
And you, my son Solomon,
acknowledge the God of your
father, and serve Him with
wholehearted devotion and with
a willing mind; for the Lord
searches every heart and under-
stands every motive behind the
thoughts. If you seek Him, He
will be found by you.
I Chronicles 28:9 (NIV)

SUNDAY
For the (seeming) foolishness of
God is wiser than men, and the
(seeming) weakness of God is
stronger than men.
I Corinthians 1:25 (RSV)

MONDAY
Why spend your money on
something that is not real food?
Why work for something that
doesn't really satisfy you? Listen
closely to Me, the Lord says,
and you will eat of what is good;
your soul will enjoy the rich food
that satisfies. Come to Me and
listen (to My words); listen to Me
so you may live.
Isaiah 55:2-3a (NCV)

TUESDAY
And although you were (spiritu-
ally) dead because of your sins
and were morally uncircum-
cised, God has made you alive
(eternally) with Christ, for He has
forgiven us all our sins.
Colossians 2:13 (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
The sun and moon and stars will
no longer shine, yet there will be
continuous day... and the Lord
shall be King over all the earth.
In that day, there will be one
Lord His name alone will be
worshiped.
Zechariah 15:6, 9 (TLB)


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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 InclFI Engineered Citrus Inc.IRoy Brown by and through the
Authorized Representative request a Major Special Exception to develop
a private airstrip for small planes in an executive airstrip sld 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
2435230000069700000
10MOL ac W114 of NE114 of NE114 S24. T35S. R23E
AND
2435230000093300000
28.40MOL ac N1/2 of SE114 of NE1l4 & that part of N1/2 of SW114 of SW1l4 of
NE1l4 S & E of rd S24. T35S. R23E
AND


20MOL ac S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE114
AND
30MOL ac E314 of NE114 of NE1/4


2435230000069800000
S24. T35S. R23E
2435230000054500000
S24. T35S. R23E


2435230000099400000
18MOL ac S1/2 SW114 NE1/4 lying E of graded road S24. T35S. R23E

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 CIIBC in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ct., Hardee County Commerce Park
8.13+1-ac 2033250500000010003
Lot 03, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
S20. T33S. R25E


AND
Lot 04, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park


2033250500000010004
S20. T33S. R25E


07-25 0934250000037900000
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
Sof a Site Development Plan on a subject area of 0.27+l-acres of a 329+/-
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+1-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 88deg 2min08sec W 2036.06 ft N
00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft N
88deg59min02sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09. T34S.R24E

07-26
Ben/Glenda Jean Dunlap request approval of a Variance to allow the
subdividing of a 120+1-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 000
120MOL ac N1/2 of SW114 & N1I2 of W112 of SE1/4 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+1-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 NE114 of NE1l4 of SEll4 lying N of Anderson Burton Davis SID
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+1-sq-ft-lot in the Residential Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
On or abt Fairway Ln
Torrey Oaks Villas SID 1733250100000010004
12.639+1-sq-ft
Lot 4 LESS E 95 ft thereof & Lot 3 LESS W 44 ft thereof, Blk 1 Torry Oaks Villa
SID 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 PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9" 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







February 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C'


Well, we are at the peak of our
season now. The park is like a little
beehive. People doing all sorts of
things to make their time together
and the winter enjoyable. Our
walkers are appreciating the brisk
mornings. Sorry to say "so long,
safe trip" to Sally and Jim Hatfield,
for this winter as they head back to
Michigan. Good to have Larry and
Norma Reid safely back among us.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, seven talent-
ed ladies and I helped decorate for
Valentine's Day. It sure looks nice
and so festive.

BREAKFAST
Feb. 10, was time again for our
wonderful breakfast fellowship..
Winne DeWitt, Emma West and
Surrae Harder and I helped make
gravy. Actually they did most of the
work and what super job they did.
Surrae and Duane Harder and Fred
Marsh did the cooking. Jim Walton
helped clean-up. The 65 people
gathered there were happy and
went home content with full full


"tummies."

MUSIC
On Feb. 11, were able to hold our
Music Jam outside again. The front
porch had 17 musicians entertain-
ing us while, on the lawn, 141 sat
listening to the music, reminiscing
and enjoying the afternoon with
friends. Merchant certificates were
given to Charlotte Longueuil, Sue
Venable, Pat Perrault, Dolly Hand
and Lew McThorobaugh. The
50/50 was won by Sharon Lake,
Jerry Kruys, Sally Hatfield, Willie
Sweet and Margaret Terrell.

BINGO
On Feb. 8, there were 27 people
in the Rec Hall to play bingo.
Seems like that "ole bug" has many
of our people down. It even hit the
Longueuil family. They are feeling
better now though. Mark Herman
(2), Sally Hatfield, Ron Buckholder
and Joyce Longueuil received mer-
chant certificates. Roberta
Sommers won the jackpot and


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The Valentine's day potluck dinner prepared by the men was a
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Joann Bray the 50/50. That jar just
keeps building.
On Feb. 13, there were only 26
players. Tom Longueuil won the
50/50. the jackpot was shared by
Joni Branham and Audrey Semler..
Merchant certificates went to Pat
Bohnett, Lucy Bush, Joyce
Longueuil, Anita Albert and Dolly
Hartigan. Again, the jar stands.

GAMES
Horseshoes are played almost
daily, weather permitting. You
know they are having a good time
as you hear the horseshoes clank
and the whoops and hollers. Sorry
to say our tournament had to be
cancelled due to rain. Hopefully we
were able to hold it on Thursday,
Feb. 15.
The shuffleboard courts are not
being left in the dusf either. They
are being used on a regular basis.
Sometimes you have, to just be a
spectator until it is your turn.
Cards were played on Monday
and Wednesday as is usual now. On
Feb. 12, five women played
Pokeno. Charlotte Longueuil and
Mary Lou Katzur were the big win-
ners. As for Feb. 14, there were
four players and Mary Lou Katzur
went home smiling. Phase 10 on
Feb. 14, had six players. Only one
game was played due to time.
Thelma LeBright was the lucky
winner.

MEN'S TREAT
VALENTINE POTLUCK
On Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, the
men cooked the meal. They really
outdid themselves. They did such a
good job, we ladies want them to
do it twice a year instead of once.
When did you say "Sweethearts"
Day is? I am sure if we put our
heads together we could come up
with a reason for them to cook
again. After the meal, Anita Albert
entertained us with beautiful music
on the keyboard. Her playing is
appreciated.
God Bless and keep you healthy
and happy until next time.

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Owens and Paige Clark.
Friday's game was a scoreless
first inning, three batters for
Lakeland Christian and.Chelsey
Steedley stranded for Hardee after
she led off with a double.
Santa Fe put its first run on the
board in the top of the second on a
hit, fielder's choice sacrifice and an
error. Hardee went down in order.
In the third, both Santa Fe and
Hardee were retired without scor-
ing.
In the fourth, Santa Fe left the
bases jammed and Hardee tied the
game in the home half of the stan-
za. With one down, an error put
Hines on base, half way home. An


by Vikings

Amber Steedley sacrifice brought
Hines home with the tying run.
Hardee took the lead in the bot'-
tom of the sixth. Chelsey Steedleil:-
drew a walk, Johnson was safe orih
an error, and Hines and Amber
Steedley moved them on home.
Hardee was up 3-1.
However, in the top of the sev-
enth, Santa Fee combined singled'.
and walks to load.the bases. When.'
an L. Reese triple cleared the bases,;'
Lakeland had a 4-3 lead. Reese,-.
came home on a Murphy single.
Hardee got a walk to Rivera, sin-,
gle to Heather St. John and double
by Owens before a double-play and.-
ground-out ended Hardee hopes.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls softball team
took its wallops last week, splitting
its only games.
The girls were forced to cancel
their Tuesday home games against
Sebring because of the weather. On
Thursday, the varsity Lady 'Cats
traveled to Lakeland to play Santa
Fe Catholic and came home with a
9-1 victory. On Friday at home, it
was a nail-biter, with Lakeland
Christian coming from behind for
the 4-3 win.
"A couple of plays differently
and we could have won. It was an
excellent game, except for the loss.
They loaded the bases and hit a
Triple to give them the win. We
hope to do better this week. I'm
expecting better," said first-year
coach Liz Lenhart.
The Lady Wildcats were at home
on Tuesday for a double-header, the
JV at 5:30 and varsity about 7:30.
There's a return encounter with
Lakeland Christian, varsity only
tonight (Thursday) and another var-
sity-only game tomorrow (Friday)
at 6 p.m.
Next week's games are Monday
at DeSoto at 6 p.m., Wednesday at
Braden River at 4:30 and Friday at
Sebring with the usual 5:30/7:30
schedule.
Against Santa Fe Catholic last
Thursday, Hardee started well.
Chelsey Steedley took the second
pitch of the game for an opposite
field home run. The next three bat-
ters went down in order. Santa Fe
left two runners aboard.
Hardee broke loose in the second
inning, sending all nine batters to
the plate. Walks, hits by Jamie
Buckley, Kristina Garcia and Casey
Johnson, an error, a fielder's choice
and an Amber Steedley double to
left field plated six runners. Santa
Fe went down one, two, three.
Hardee's first scoreless inning
was the third, the only inning Santa
Fe scored, a single, fielder's choice
and error allowing one runner to
come home. It was 7-1.
Hardee added a pair of insurance
runs in the top of the seventh.
Johnson opened it with a triple to
deep left. Danielle Hines doubled
to left center to score Johnson and
Amber Steedley singled toscore
Hines.
Other Wildcats in on the win
were Krystin Robertson, Lola
Rivera, Cynthia Briseno, Chelsea


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Mervin Leroy Morse, 59, Wau-
chula, and Carmen Hall Harden, 57,
Wauchula.
Stephen Wayne Smith, 51, Wau-
chula, and Dawn Elizabeth Coker,
41, Wauchula.
Gary Richard Moore Jr., 37,
Zolfo Springs, and Ermalinda
Carranco Carr, 40, Zolfo Springs.
Spencer Adam Newman, 24,
Wauchula, and Elizabeth Marie
Allan, 21, Wauchula.
Joel Fernando Ortiz Aviles, 25,
Avon Park, and Yahaira Rodriguez,
33, Avon Park.
Juan Rabadon, 34, Wauchula, and
Connie Valdez Aguirre, 39,
Wauchula.
Jorge Daniel Rodriguez, 21,
Wauchula, and Ashleen Ann Esther
Robbins, 19, Arcadia.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Hardee County Housing Author-
ity d/b/a The Palms vs. Tommy
Johnson and Mary Harris, order
approving stipulated settlement.
MLH Group LLS vs. Shaun
Masterson, judgment.
Hardee County Housing Author-
ity d/b/a The Palms vs. vs. Cefie
Metayer, order for tentative re-
moval.
Robert L. Mushrush and Terri L.
Mushrush d/b/a Robert's Car Repair
vs. Town of Zolfo Springs, order
,setting attorney fees and costs.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Ladusta L. Evans, judgment.
J.W. Miller Sr. vs. James and
Josephine Kelly, voluntary dis-
missal.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic court
last week as it was trial week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Samuel Johns vs. Pamela Johns,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.


DANCES
There was a good turnout for the
Valentine's Dance on Feb. 10. The
next dance is Feb. 24, which is a
big celebration. This is the luau.
Southern Gold will play for the
luau dance.

BINGO
Jeannie Carney won the paper
special on Feb. 9 and Peggy
Gushue won the hot ball jackpot.
The paper special on Feb. 12 was
split between Bernice English,
Cindy Johnson, Joanne Rambacker,
Mary Rose Ulbrich and Betty
Tracy.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Pauline McKenzie, Patrick
Gibson and Ron and Shirley
Meathrel were the hosts on Feb. 14.
Dewey Morrison led the U.S.
Pledge, Sylvia Baker led the
Canadian Pledge and Don Merillat
led the prayer. The 50/50 winners
were Tom and Jacki Ely, Doug and
Joyce Taylor, Neil and Gwen
Taylor, Frank and Sherry Korican
and Art and Joannie Miller, Neil
and Gwen Taylor have won the
50/50 five times this winter. Maybe
those who have not won would like
Neil and Gwen to buy their tickets
for them.

BOCCI BALL
The court should be ready any
,time now. Eight people will be able
to play at one time. See Rudy Lapp
or Tom Ely if you want to know
*how the game is played.

CRAFTS
The craft club will hold its annu-
al Craft Fair on Monday, March 12.
Baked goods will be for sale as
well as vendors selling their crafts.
Lunch will be served consisting of
sloppy joe's, hot dogs, coney dogs
and baked beans.

SCORES
Bowling, Feb. 7: first, Mywin;
second, Fearless Four; and third
Goof Offs.
Shuffling, Feb. 8: Crystal Lake
shuffled at Avion Palms. The ladies
won, six out of 24 games and the
men won 11 out of 24.
Men's golf, Feb. 8: A's, there was
a tie between Ron Lapier and
Aurele Dufour; B's, there was a tie
between L. Cahill and Pete
Princing; C's, S. Gervase; and D's,
H. Johnson.
Ladies goir, Feb. 8: the winners
were Mary Kessler, Barb Newman
and Donna Gervase.
Mixed golf and shuffling were
rained out.


Kathleen N. Alaniz and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Jerry Dale Litton, petition for child
support.
Noel Arles Platt and DOR vs.
Miles Arnold Platt, petition to
enforce administrative child support
order.
Patricia M. Albritton and DOR
vs. Nancy Lee Ramirez, petition for
child support.
Deoris Denson and DOR vs.
Ladawn C. Sims, petition for child
support.
Teresa Ann Prestridge and DOR
vs. Melvin Jason Brownell, petition
for child support.
Teresa Ann Prestridge and DOR
vs. Nicole Jane Brownell, petition
for child support.
Corine Denard o/b/o minor child
vs. Tarvaris Harris, petition for
child support.
Linda J. Gray and DOR vs.
Leonardo E. Urbina, petition for
administrative child support order.
Margaret Landskroner and
Michael Landskroner, divorce.
Wauchula State Bank vs. John O.
Vickery and Charlotte C. Vickery,
petition to foreclose mortgage.
State of Florida vs. Clemente
Mendoza Garcia, petition for order
of estreature.
Katherine J. Warren and DOR vs.
Shawn T. Casey, petition for
administrative child support order.
Marvin G. Cook vs. Gregory
Mike Perry, petition for injunction
for protection.
Carolina M. Luna and DOR vs.
Lisa J. Castro, petition for child
support.
Javier Estrada and Maria
Estrada, petition to change child
support order to Hardee County.
Marvin G. Cook vs. Katonya
Jackson, petition for injunction for
protection.
Brenda Lee Trevino and DOR vs.
Graciela Trevino, petition for child
support.
Christine M. Diaz and DOR vs.
Doris Ann Parrish, petition for
child support.
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Shannon Allen Gentry, petition for
forfeiture.
Francisco Parro vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate situation.


CHURCH
Wilma Behymer, organist, and
Carol Merillat, pianist, used famil-
iar hymns for the prelude to open
church service on Feb. 11. Maxine
Stromme was the greeter for the
120 residents and visitors who
attended.
Special music was a solo by
Rosalie Folnsbee, who sang "He"
accompanied by the pianist. The'
offertory prayer was given by Don
Merillat. Bob Wilday and Lowell
Gordon served as users while the
pianist and organist played "Just A
Closer Walk with Thee" as the
offering was received. "I'd Rather
Have Jesus" was the choir's num-
ber, directed by Nancy Morrison
and accompanied by the pianist.
With Valentine's Day approach-
ing the Rev. Winne related his ser-
mon, titled "Reach Out and Love
Another," based on Scripture taken
from Corinthians 13:1-13, all in
keeping with the way of love.
Hymns used during the service fol-
lowed the theme of love also:
"Love Lifted Me," "Jesus Loves
"'ren Me" and "Jesus Loves Me."


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Maria Barron Benavides and
Oscar Benavides Jr., divorce.
Bonnie L. More and DOR vs.
Cherry L. Moree, petition for child
support.
Whitney Paige Justice vs. Shane
Eugene Barrington, petition for
injunction for protection.
Patrick Michael Lopez vs. Shane
Eugene Barrington, petition for
injunction for protection.
The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Mildred Beatrice Dempsey and
Ashley Dempsey, divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Michael D.
McMillian Jr., Khristian L.
McMillian et al, dismissal.
Sylvia Outley and DOR vs. John
Mosley, order.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. Eddie
Schontag Jr., voluntary dismissal.
Brenda Henson and DOR vs.
Carl Tipton, order on child support
arrearages.
Sonya Jewell and DOR vs. Gary
E. Jewell, order on child support
arrearages.
Morgan Chase Bank vs. Jose L.
Montoya et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Edna Lemay and DOR vs. Mary
H. Pelham, order on child support
arrearages.
Amy Shepard and DOR vs. Jesse
SThompson, child support order.
Senaida Robledo and DOR vs.
Domingo Arroyo, amended child
support order.
Courtney Grice and DOR vs.
Scottie D. Boyles, child support
modified.
Carol Mae Clark and DOR vs.
Terry Andrea Clark, child support
modified.
Alton Kilpatrick vs. Angela
Kilpatrick Davis, child support
modified.
David Lee Smith vs. Victor Bady
Smith, injunction for protection.
Constance Albritton on behalf of
minor child vs. Mildred Albritton,
injunction for protection.
Jamie Johnson vs. Marvin Brett
Johnson, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Robert Lopez vs. David Rivera,
injunction for protection.
Regions Bank vs. Jacquelyne E.
Kemp et al, voluntary dismissal.
Melissa L. Smith Whitley vs.
Alfreddie E. Bell, order.
Jennifer Kalagian and DOR vs.
Ricky Eubanks, voluntary dis-
missal of petition for child support.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Jewelia C. Organ and DOR vs.
Sammy Lee Organ.
Juanita Kenyatta Daniels and
DOR vs. Lacorey K. Johnson.

The following inactive civil
cases were dismissed for lack of
progress:
Jose D. and Rosie L. Roberts
Esparga vs. Sulzer Orthopedics Inc.
et al.
Rebecca J. Villegas and DOR vs.
Rosa M. Rodriguez.
Krista Lorraine Rucker vs.
Frederick Hansen.
Eugene B. Beckman vs. Gloria
Diane Beckman.
Richard V. Brown vs. Patti L.
Brown.
Derrell Bryan vs. Scott Bryan
and Horst Witschonke.
Geico a/s/o Joseph Bryant vs.
S&H Trucking Inc. and Faustico
Ozuna Jr.
Tommy J. Wiggins and Daisy I.
Wiggins vs. Jaime N. Mabry and
Daniel W. Mabry Sr.,
Valentine Richard Patarini Jr. and
Susie Patarini.
Jama Leigh Vickery and Wilbur
Lester Vickery.


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Tina Lynn Brown and DOR vs.
Kathren Paulette Simpson.
Homer Earl Gaskins Sr. vs.
Homer Earl Gaskins Jr.
Green Tree Servicing LLC vs.
Tito Eli Gonzalez.
Alfedo Bautista vs. Sonia
Margarita Guima.
Huntington National Bank vs.
Miguel C. Martinez.
Kimberly A. Congelton and
Danny J. Congelton.

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

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Ronald D. and Amy Woods to
Homes of Wauchula Inc., $60,627.
Clifton and Jean VanTreese to
Sanders and Judy Ragsdale,
$32,500.
William and Regina Anderson
and Chad Anderson to Roger
Salazar, $28,900.
FL Land Partners LLC to Pierre
R. Rouzier, $99,000.
PTY Holding Co. to T&G
Groves Inc., $651,000.
Robin Sanders to Jerilyn Stamps,
$174,461.
Bruce B. and Shirley Joan Smith
to Charles John Styer and Rachel
Geiger, $92,700.
William Joseph Head Jr. to
EMBR Construction & Develop-
ment Inc., $91,000.
Billy and Amelia Lambert to
Robert A. Millares, $240,000.
Juan Delatorre to John Jr. and
Rebecca Talley, $140,000.
Raul Juarez to Jack Stevens and
Evelyn Parker, $10,000.
Terri and Basil J. Coule to
Stephen Bermingham, $200,000.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Kenneth Wayne Hancock, $79,394.


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DOES GOD BRING DESTRUCTION?
Q: Watching the news lately and seeing the destruction of the tor-
nados, I have to wonder if God, in a fury, caused this catastrophe. Do
you feel that God brings destruction?

A: God can do anything He chooses to do. He's all powerful. But, God
is a merciful God, full of love and compassion. It's not His will to destroy
anyone.
God created nature. We all know that nature seems to have a mind of
its own. Tornados are created when the weather reaches a certain point and
earthquakes when the earth under us shifts. Volcanoes, hurricanes, tidal
waves, thunderstorms, these are all natural disasters. I don't feel God goes
around commanding them to do certain things. i just don't feel natural dis-
asters are a judgment call. They happen without respecter of persons and
without a mind. We can't point to every disaster and blame God for it.
I had the opportunity to go into Lady Lakes just a day after the torna-
do hit. Everyone I had a chance to help and pray with was thankful that they
had been spared. They thanked God for small things that could be recov-
ered. I never heard one person blame God.
When Hurricane Charley hit Hardee County, my husband and I lost
everything. I had people ask me why God didn't spare my home. I didn't
have the answer to that question to start with. but, as time went on I under-
stood that God would turn it around for my good. He showed me that He
was more than able to restore what was lost.
Also, I grew stronger because of the love and compassion I felt from
those around me. What was intended to destroy me, God turned it around
for a blessing. Now, I am a better witness in helping others through disas-
ter relief. I've been in their shoes before. I know exactly how they feel. That
is a valuable asset; something you can only get by going through the storm
yourself. For the rest of my life I can actually tell a disaster victim, "I know
how you feel."
When I heard about the tornados, I felt I couldn't get.to the people fast
enough. I wanted to let them know that god had a master plan for their lives.
I wanted them to see that in the ashes our tears make the roses grow.
There is no way I would have told anyone God brought this upon you.
That wouldn't have been true. God is love. People want encouragement
when they are looking over the rubble of what used to be their home. They
need someone to say, "God loves you."
Signed Penny
For answers with a biblical perspective, send your questions to a gneu
Penny, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873, or e-mail penny5@earth-
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