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Hardee County

Fair Action!

... Photos 4 & 5C


PIONEER PARK DAYS

SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE


Local Bowler Rolls

The Perfect Game

... Story 1B


The


107th Year, No. 12
4 Sections, 56 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


46e
plus 4 sales tax


Thursday, March 1, 2007


Royal Coronations Complete At Hardee County Fair


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
2007 Kindergarten Princess Darby Sanders


2007 Hardee County Fair Prince and Princess
winners Faith Malee Hays and Dylan Troy
Carmona


Children's Pageants
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The littlest royalty have all claimed their scepters
and sashes at the Hardee County Fair.
Winners of the pageants were: Darby Sanders,
crowned Sunday as Kindergarten Princess; Dylan
Troy Carmona and Faith Malee Hays, Hardee County
Fair Prince and Princess selected Monday; and Arissa
Camel, chosen as Little Miss Hardee County on
Saturday.
Crowned as 2007 Kindergarten Princess, Darby
Sanders was chosen out of 15 contestants as the win-
ner. She is the daughter of Scott and Denise Sanders.
Her court includes Makayla Wilson, Miss Personality
and Miss Internet Photogenic; Aubrey Stark, Miss
Photogenic and Tara Hines, coloring contest winner.
The judging was based on stage presence, question
response and overall personality.
Each contestant was given a first runner-up crown
and prize bag by the Fair Association, as they were all
exceptional and special.
Other girls that competed were Lianna Albritton,
Ana Guevara, Ashlee Patterson, Mercedes DeLeon,
Alivia Hodges, Yamilet Galvez, Michaela Klein,
Haley Canary, Shelby Zeigler, Ederika Austin and
Vanessa Valerio.
Dylan and Faith, 2007 Hardee County Fair Prince
and Princess, were crowned out of a field of 23 con-
testants for prince and 24 for princess. Dylan is the
son of Gilbert and Beverly Carmona. Faith is the
daughter of Justin and Kacey Hayes. She was also
crowned Most Photogenic Princess.
Filling out their court is Maria Rosa Fimbres, Fair
See PAGEANTS 3A


Mrs. Hardee County
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Last Friday, Lindsey Bennett was crowned Mrs.
Hardee County by a panel of three judges in the Agri-
Civic Center.
Bennett also won Mrs. Internet Photogenic. Her
court includes: first runner-up Maria Cervantes, sec-
ond runner-up Penny Johnson, Mrs. Congeniality
Brandy VanSickle and Mrs. Photogenic Liberty
Mushrush.
Filling out the competition were Sheri Johnson,
Sissy Evans and Olivia Coronado.
In order to compete, the contestants must be mar-
ried, over the age of 19 and be of good moral charac-
ter.
The eight contestants were judged on their poise,
personality, sense of humor and the ability to carry on
a conversation based on their interviews with the
panel of judges.
In accordance with the theme of Hardee Ho-Down,
the opening number performed by the contestants was
"Hillbilly Rock." After the opener, the ladies
appeared in casual wear, where they were judged on
overall appearance, personality, fashion sense and
stage poise.
Then came the evening gown competition where
the ladies were judged on beauty and stage poise. The
judges then asked each contestant a question, and the
top-three were selected. A final question was posed to
the top finalists and the decision was made.
Lindsey Bennett is the wife of Richard Bennett and
is an Insurance Service Specialist. Her duties as Mrs.
Hardee County will include making special public
appearances during county events and maintaining
her moral obligations as royalty.


S.T.A.R. Barely Shines Here

Performance Pay Plan Gets Reluctant Approval


2007 Little Miss Hardee County winner Arissa
Camel


2007 Mrs. Hardee County winner Lindsey
Bennett


Subdivision Reactions Mixed

Little Cypress Could Add 1,000 Residents


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A performance-pay plan for
teachers has met with reluctant
approval from the Hardee County
School Board.
And despite serious reservations,
the Hardee Education Associa-
tion/United also has agreed to the
plan, its president, Selden Spencer,
told the board last week.
The object of the unanimous hes-
itancy is the Special Teachers Are
Rewarded plan, a product of the
2006 legislative session. It calls for
the state to spend $147.5 million to
give five percent bonuses to the top
25 percent of teachers.
The concept has provoked the
disapproval of many school dis-
tricts statewide. Hardee .County,
too, has expressed its dissatisfac-
tion with the merit-pay plan.
"We do have an option. We can
say no," Schools Superintendent


FATAL COLLISION


Dennis Jones told board members
in introducing a presentation on the
district's proposal to meet the state
mandate.
But that would mean the
$263,000 currently set aside for
Hardee County "will go into the
pockets of teachers other than our
own," he added.
Further, if the district fails to
adopt a performance-pay plan,
additional state funding may be
lost, he cautioned.
"I don't know what they want to
-penalize us with," Jones said.
"They mentioned lottery funds,
which in this district would mean
about $200,000."
That said, Jones told the School
Board, "I will recommend adoption
of the S.T.A.R. plan, because it
doesn't make a whole lot of sense to
me to say no.
"Yes, as we look at S.T.A.R. and
all the potential problems it might


cause, et cetera, et cetera, we may
have to grit our teeth a little," Jones
continued. He said he "hated" sin-
gling out 25 percent when the other
75 percent of teachers and all
school-related personnel could use
a raise.
"We need to lobby to have (the
S.T.A.R. mandate) changed," he
added. "But it seems to be the less-
er of evils to accept it and then
work with the Legislature to
change it. I am hopeful that we will
pass this plan, then work for what
we feel is right regarding changes."
Jones then turned the presenta-
tion over to Gary Moore, commit-
tee head and personnel director.
Jones noted, "The committee mem-
bers have put in hours of work on a
very difficult and complex project,
and have crafted as equitable a plan
as could be done given their start-
ing point, which I believe is a piece
See S.TA.R. 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of subdivision plans got
opposite reactions in a recent com-
mission meeting.
Approval for a new subdivision
plat for Wagon Wheel Adult RV



WEATHER
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"02/21 81 46 0.00
02/22 80 49 0.00
02/23 80 44 0.01
,02124 80 48 0.00
02/25 82 54 0.00
02/26 80 65 0.02
02/27 86 61 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 02/27/07 3.98
Same period last year 6.43
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center


INDEX

Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report.......10C
Crime Blotter.................11C
Community Calendar......4A
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup.....4A
Lunch Menus..................8A
Obits 4A
Puzzle 11A


Park drew resentment from its resi-
dents and questions from the
Hardee County Commission, while
a rezone for the Little Cypress sub-
division went rather smoothly.
Winter residents at Wagon Wheel
say there weren't represented when
the commission amended its Land
Development Code in early
October to allow the park to change
from a mobile home/RV park with
leased spaces under a single owner-
ship to a subdivision with individ-
ual lot ownership.
At issue at the Feb. 15 meeting a
request for a variance to consider
its 268 lots an approved non-con-
forming use, with the plan to use
the park primarily for "Class A
rolling stock of 38-foot Recrea-
tional Vehicles," not park models or
tie-downs.
Current owners George and
Norma McNary told commission-
ers for 19 years their about 20-acre
park has been known as an adult
park, not family oriented and there
were "probably a dozen" of the 268
lots with permanent housing on
blocks with attachments.
One resident said there were 61
units with some kind of attachment.
"They can be moved, but at some
expense. We've been staying at the
park for affordability and had
hoped to continue to do so."
Proposed new owner, Doug


Battey of Zephryhills, said he want-
ed to update amenities and make
"an upscale RV park. We will help
with the transition, he said. The
proposed closing for ownership
change is March 15.
There was lengthy discussion
between commissioners and from
the public. First, the commission
considered limiting the park to
adults "55 and over."
County Attorney Ken Evers
explained Florida Statutes Chapter
760 that requires a 55 and older
park to register as having at'least 80
percent of its residents with at least
one member of the household over
55 and maintain records to prove it.
For the commission to change the
land use to set an age limit would
be a violation of the Fair Housing
Act and would be unenforceable,
Evers said.
The McNarys said they have
rented to people under 55 and had
some residents under 55 there now.
The commission then agreed to
continue it as an adult subdivision
and let the homeowners association
set any age rules.
After more discussion, the com-
mission followed its attorney's lead
into allowing the park manage-
ment/homeowners association to
determine what kind of motor
homes or RVs would be allowed.
See SUBDIVISION 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A nearly head-on collision at the south end of the county has claimed the life of a Georgia
woman. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the accident happened Monday about 4:25.
p.m. at U.S. 17 and Fish Branch Road when Stephen L. Fales, 52, of 2422 SE Pointer Ave., Arcadia
was traveling north on U.S. 17 in the 1997 Dodge pickup seen at left and crossed over the cen-
ter line. He came into the path of the 2006 Ford four-door driven by Nada Ruth Beavers, 62, of
2711 Vine Yard Way, Smyrna, Ga., who attempted to swerve right but was unable to avoid the col-
lision. One passenger, Ann Beaver Graves, 60, of 894 Walker Road, Murphy, N.C., was seriously
injured and transported to DeSoto Memorial Hospital. A backseat passenger, Glenda Beaver
Rose, of 140 Eastwood Ave., Swannanoa, N.C. was airlifted in serious condition to Tampa General
Hospital. Fales received minor injuries and was also taken to DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Charges
are pending, said investigating officer, Cpl. Larry H. McClellan Jr. Beavers became the first fatal-
ity of the year.


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107th Year, No. 12
4 Sections, 56 Pages


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 1, 2007


SThe 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
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WEATHER WARNING SIREN TEST

The City of Wauchula is committed to the protection of
its residents; therefore it has updated the City's weather
warning siren. Staff will be conducting a live test of the sys-
tem on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 10 a.m. If severe
weather threatens on Wednesday the 14th the test will be
conducted on Thursday the 15th.
Residents are encouraged to inform family and friends of
the test and to take the opportunity to review their house-
hold severe weather plans. Due to the recent tornadoes in
Central Florida, we encourage each of our citizens to be
aware of the danger that these storms can cause.
Future test dates to remember are June 1 (the first day of
hurricane season) and Nov. 30 (the last day of hurricane
season), 2007. The siren will sound at 12 noon for one full
minute on those dates.
If you hear the siren at any time, and there has not been
an advance test date notification such as this, you should
assume that an actual weather emergency is in progress and
seek shelter immediately. The siren will continue to sound
in 30-second blasts until the danger has passed.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Here are the Ms. Hardee County contestants in their formal evening gowns, (from left) Sherri Johnson, Liberty Mushrush, Maria
Cervantes, Lindsey Bennett, Penny Johnson, Brandy VanSickle, Sissy Evans and Olivia Coronado.


SUBDIVISION
Continued From 1A


"It's a problem getting into micro-
managing of land use when you try
to say what kind of motor homes or
RVs are allowed," he said.
Commission Chairman Bobby
Ray Smith suggested the commis-
sion leave it as an adult park and
not get into the landlord/tenant dis-
cussion. Commissioner Dale John-
son made a motion to approve the
variance without an age restriction
other than "adult." Commissioner
Nick Timmerman seconded the
motion. Smith, Johnson, Timmer-
man and Commissioner Gordon
Norris voted for it.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
voted against it, stating his concern
for people who had invested in
establishing a winter home and
expected to stay there on and off for
the rest of their lives and could be
adversely affected if they had to
move.
Much of the disgruntled audience
left immediately and could be
heard in the hallway talking to the
McNarys and Battey about the
park.
On the commission agenda for
the March 1 meeting is a discussion
of the potential relocation expenses
of Wagon Wheel residents forced to
move if it becomes a motor home
only park.
Discussion of the rezone. of 74.56
acres for a Planned Unit Develop-
ment called Little Cypress was
more positive. Misty Servia of
King Engineering and George
Whalen of Semper Fi Developers
gave an overview and answered
questions about the subdivision on
the south side of SR 64 West, just
west of Whipporwill Lane.
The subdivision will have 321
residential units, 101 single family
homes, 118 duplex units and 102
multifamily dwellings, with an esti-
mated population of 982. Of these,



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there could be 155 elementary, 98
middle and 122 high school stu-
dents.
The subdivision plan includes a
turn-around drive with a covered
pavilion which would double as a
bus shelter when needed. It would
be "a walk-able community with
sidewalks and a pedestrian connec-
tion to the nearby Little Cypress
Golf Course. There would be a
pocket park in the multi-family
area and a larger park for all resi-
dents.
Although the density could be up
to 12 per acre, this subdivision will
average 4.3 per acre, with a lake
and community center at a lake at
the boulevard entrance. Water and
sewer will be provided from the
Town of Zolfo Springs or an on-site
package plant. There will be appro-
priate buffering between the subdi-
vision and its neighbors.
The commission approved the
rezone on a 4-1 vote with Norris
objecting.


TEE-BALL PHOTOS
A caption on the Tee-Ball
photo of the Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc.
(PRECo) Braves contained a
misidentification which had
been provided to the newspa-
per. The coach at left in the
back row is Wade Sperry, not
Lee Sperry, who is still serving
in the armed forces in Iraq
and appreciates the mail sent
to him. "Please, don't stop
writing to him," says the fami-
ly.

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 court of the 2007 Mrs. Hardee County features (from left) Liberty Mushrush, Mrs. Photogenic; Maria Cervantes, first runner-
up; Lindsey Bennett, Mrs. Hardee County and Mrs. Internet Photogenic; Penny Johnson, second runner-up and Brandy VanSickle,
Mrs. Congeniality.


The court of the kindergarten princess includes (from left) Makayla Wilson, Miss Personality and Miss Internet Photogenic; Aubrey
Stark, Miss Photogenic; Darby Sanders, Kindergarten Princess and Tara Hines, coloring contest winner.


Compre-hensive Assessment Test
by reading or math, grades 4-10.
Group 2 takes in teachers of social
studies or science. Group 3 gets
those not linked to reading, math,
social studies or science, but with
an "indirect" FCAT link, including
deans, guidance counselors, media,
curriculum coaches and such per-
sonnel. Group 4 will be teachers
without an FCAT link, such as K-3
or 11th- and 12th-grade teachers
and those who teach fine arts, phys-
ical education, exceptional students
and such.


To be deemed "outstanding" and;
eligible for the five percent bonus
check, a teacher's ability to
improve student successes will be
measured by the FCAT results or
"end-of-course" exams or school or
district learning gains.
Then, teachers must receive an
overall "exemplary" or "highly
effective" rating on their perfor-
mance evaluations. Only one "sat-
isfactory" rating can appear on that
appraisal, and no "needs improve-
ment" or "must improve" ratings.
See S.TA.R. 3A


of bad legislation."
Moore said his panel included
Sherri Albritton, Angela Coleman,
Donnie Carver, Chris VanderKaay,
Chris Neff, Merilyn Strickland and
Michele Polk.
"If there's a pot of money there
for any of our people, we should try
to bring it to our district, our peo-
ple, then work for change," Moore
began.


He and committee members
explained to board members how
the district will determine which
teachers rank at the top 25 percent
of their peers.
Faculty will be divided by grade
levels of elementary, middle and
high school, then by four sub-
groups.
In Group 1 will be teachers
directly linked to the Florida


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months -$16; 1 yr. $28; 2 yrs. $54
Florida
6 months $20; 1 yr. $37; 2 yrs. $72
Out of State
6 months $24; 1 yr. $44; 2 yrs. $86


S.T.A.R.
Continued From 1A







March 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Kelly's Column
By Jim


U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican who serves the 13th District
that includes Hardee County, has been named to the House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure. He wants the committee to fight for the
state's fair share of federal funds.
Buchanan has introduced legislation to increase access to affordable
property insurance in Florida. He wants a federal reinsurance catastrophic
fund established to stabilize the insurance market and help protect against
future natural disasters.
"By providing lower cost reinsurance to state catastrophic funds, the
HELP Fund would reduce property insurance costs and increase availabili-
ty in Florida and across the nation," said Buchanan, who has offices in
Washington, D.C., Sarasota and Bradenton. "My offices are here to assist
you in your dealings with the federal government."
Other ways a U.S. Congressman can help, Buchanan says, include U.S.
service academy appointments, congressional internships, provide a list of
tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., arrange purchase of American flags
that have flown over the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Capitol tours and gallery pass-
es, and White House greetings, letters or cards honoring birthdays for ages
80 and over and wedding anniversaries of 50 or more years. Requests
should be made four to six weeks in advance.
In Bradenton his office phone is 941-747-9081 and the fax, 941-749-
5210.

Dr. Bruce Narramore, president of Narramore Christian foundation in
Arcadia, Calif., recently wrote an article about "True and False
Forgiveness."
He quoted an Eastern proverb, "He who harbors a grudge should dig
two graves." Narramore adds, "Resentment is a two-edged sword. It cuts
both ways. Unforgiveness disrupts relations, hurts ourselves and is a viola-
tion of the way God created us to be. And forgiveness is often the only way
out of resentment."
True forgiveness has three elements: "First, it does not ignore the sin
and damage done or minimize the problem. Quite the opposite. God's for-
giveness calls us to be completely honest about our sins and failures."
Second, true forgiveness is undeserved. "God does not forgive us
because we deserve it."
Third, "God's forgiveness comes from His character, not from the
merit of the recipient. Forgiveness is never based on reward. It is freely
given to someone who does not deserve it by someone who is strong and
gracious. It takes a mature person of character to offer true forgiveness."
Dr. Narramore wrote, "In a nutshell, forgiveness means giving up our
desires or our belief that we have a right for revenge on someone who has
done us wrong."
The Bible says, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord."
The author says, "When we harbor resentments we are stepping into a
place that God has reserved for Himself. He knows that in our finite and
sinful ways of thinking, we would continually be passing our punishment
to people that He is already dealing with."
Narramore adds, "We stop playing judge, jury and God and let go of
our desires to set things right so that we can get on with our lives and God
can deal with the other person.
"We also need to remind ourselves that we, too, are sinners and that we
often fail. 'There but by the grace of God go I' is not a trite phrase. It is true.
We, too, do not deserve God's forgiveness, but we have received it. Only as
we become grateful for the depth and breadth of God's forgiveness to us
will we be able to extend true forgiveness to others. Then we can live out
the Apostle Paul's instruction to us to 'Forgive one another as God has for-
given you.'"
I took my son Jonathan and grandson Landon to Fisheating Creek
Saturday to fish and look for turkeys. The creek was too low to operate the
boat. We did not see any turkeys but saw a little bit of sign.
On the way back we fished Lake Apthorp near Lake Placid for awhile.
We caught two bass on golalen Rapalas. One was a keeper and helped pro-
vide Sunday lunch.

Pioneer Park Days is under way in Zolfo Springs and offers something
for everyone. There is a lot to do and see there.


The court of royalty selected at the Prince and Princess pageant were: (from left) Maria Rosa Fimbres, princess runner-up; Faith
Malee Hays, Princess and Most Photogenic Princess; Dylan Troy Carmona, Prince; Michael Cade Roberts, prince runner-up and
Gannon Lee Watson, Most Photogenic Prince.


The Little Miss Hardee County court selected by the judges was (from left) Ana Galvez, Little Miss Photogenic; Brooke Conley,
third runner-up; Lacey McClenithan, first runner-up; Arissa Camel, Little Miss Hardee County; Deanna Sanchez, second runner-
up, Kaitlyn Shaw, fourth runner-up and Isabel Abel, Little Miss Congeniality.


Princess runner-up; Michael Cade
Roberts, Fair Prince runner-up; and
Gannon Lee Watson, Most
Photogenic Prince.
Each of the contestants was
judged on overall appearance, stage
poise and personality demonstrated
through their reactions to their
questions. Even though they
appeared first as couples, the con-
testants were all judged individual-
ly.
The competition was rounded.out
by students from Bowling Green,
Hilltop, North Wauchula, Wau-
chula and Zolfo Springs elementary
schools. Each of the contestants
was already a winner, as they were
elected by their classmates in a



S.T.A.R.
Continued From 2A
"Is this 25 percent of each group,
so that teachers are only competing
in their subgroups?" board member
Wendell Cotton asked.
"Yes," was the answer provided
by Albritton.
Jones elaborated, "We have
about 375 instructional personnel.
Twenty-five percent is 94 who
would be eligible. Five percent of
the average salary is just a touch
over $2,000."
"I'd hate to be number 26,"
Cotton interjected.
"As we all know, everybody in
this district touches these kids lives
in ways that cannot be measured by
this district," Moore said. "The leg-
islators seem open to revising this
atra later date."
"If you have five people tied for
that 25th spot, how are you going to
break the tie? Alphabetically or
random drawing?" Cotton won-
dered.
One teacher expressed concern
with the subgroupings. "Some
groups compare math teacher to
math teacher, but how do you com-
pare an art teacher to a music
teacher or a phys ed teacher? It's
apples to oranges."
Board Chairman Jan Platt asked


PAGEANTS
Continued From 1A
secret ballot popular vote.
Representing Bowling Green
Elementary were the following six
contestants: Carlos Comancho Jr.,
Juliana Aliza Page, Jorge Reyes,
Illeana Flores, Juan Molina and
Kaitlin Breana Stewart.
Eight of the contestants came
from Hardee County's newest
school, Hilltop Elementary. They
were: Thomas Phillippe Atchley,
Christian Cheyenne Napier, Juan
Diaz, Yesenia Perez, Jordan Tesh
Ragland, Arianna Joyce DeLaRosa,
Jose Gomez Jr. and Kailee Celeste
Olmos.
Coming from North Wauchula
Elementary were the following 10
contestants: Michael-Cade Roberts,


about the timeline for such plans.
Jones said district plans are due
to the state by March 1, and that the
last date to gain Department of
Education approval for a plan will
be March 19.
One teacher lamented the "learn-
ing gains" aspect. "You can't con-
trol the kids you get," she said. "I
know teachers who are working
with kids who are bouncing around.
It's a job just to get them in school."
Board member Tanya Royal pre-
dicted the S.T.A.R. plan "will cre-
ate conflict."
Platt agreed, "Why can't they
come up with an extra five percent
to give everybody?"
Another teacher asked about
confidentiality of the plan's results.
"Once the names get out, there's
going to be choices," he said.
"Parents will say 'I don't want that
teacher. They didn't make it.' "
"I wish it would just go away,"
Cotton complained. "It galls me,"
he continued, "but I'd hate to see
the money go to another school dis-
trict. As stewards, it behooves us to
do the best we can to get all the
money coming to us that we can
get."
"We would be fooling ourselves
to think there will not be some
unhappy people," Royal added.
See S.T.A.R. 9A


Litzy Gizel Vargas, Gannon Lee
Watson, Darby Malynn Farr, Jesse
Bates Santoyo, Odalis Hernandez,
Lance Bursler, Audra Faith Weeks,
Jacob Nathaniel Rickett and
Desiree Cassie Ford.
Wauchula Elementary had 11
representatives in the contest:
Catalina Frances Longoria, Hayden
Kale Lindsey, Abby Lain Clark,
Isaac Santos Flores, Maria Rosa
Fimbres, TheQdore Boone Paris,
Faith Malee Hays, Michael Kyle
Choate, Shayla Jordan Albritton,
Dylan Troy Carmona and Angelica
Marie Soria.
The 12 contestants from Zolfo
Springs Elementary were Luis
Castillo, Callie Mae Corson, Carl
Sinclair Atkins, Lacey Ann Adams,
Jamie Ray Davis, Araceli Munoz,
Jimmy Tyrone Lane, Tamara
Brooke Griffis, Jose Enrique
Villegas Jr., Maria Isabel Carranza,
Cody Lamar Cumbee and Daisy
Faye Chapa.
Selected as the winner of Hardee
County's newest pageant, Little
Miss Hardee County was Arissa
Camel. Arissa .is the daughter of
Shauntee Hines and Javohn Camel.
Her court includes: Isabel Abel,
Little Miss Congeniality; Ana
Galvez, Little Miss Photogenic;
Lacey Jordan McClenithan, first
runner-up; Deanna Sanchez, sec-
ond runner-up; Brooke Suzanne
Conley, third runner-up; and
Kaitlyn Paige Shaw, fourth runner-
up.
Rounding out the competition
were Kayleigh Johnson, Lark
Lukawski, Leah Weeks, Myra
Rodriguez, Lindsay Clark, Emily
Rhodes, Alexan Maddox, Marina
Villafranca, Dana Singleton,
Aundrea Pace and Errica Snelling.
The contestants started off the
competition in sportswear, being
judged on appearance, fitness and
stage poise. From there they moved
to evening gowns, again being
judged on beauty and stage poise.
In being crowned, the new courts
of royalty will be taking over the
duties of last year's winners, mak-
ing appearances at county functions
and upholding a code of conduct.


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4A The Herald-Advocate, March 1, 2007


VICTOR ORNELAS
Victor Ornelas, 99, of Bowling
Green, died Thursday, February 22,
2007 in Lakeland.
He was born Feb. 8, 1908, in
Gonzales, Texas and came to
Hardee County in 1964 from West
Palm Beach. He had worked as a
laborer in agriculture.
He is survived by eight sons,
Raymond Ornelas of Loxahatchee,
Inez Ornelas of Mississippi, Victor
Ornelas Jr. of West Palm, Joe
Ornelas of Winter Haven, Frank
Ornelas of Texas, Tony Ornelas of
Bowling Green, Eugene Ornelas of
Bartow, and Ricky Ornelas of
Bartow; five daughters, Pauline
Lang of Lakeland, Beatrice
Martinez of Bowling Green,
Carolina Aguilar of Bartow, Mary
Guardiola of Tennessee and Louise
Ruiz of Texas; one brother, Leon
Ornelas of Texas; 46 grandchildren,
102 great-grandchildren and 21
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 10
a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula,
with burial following in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


DAN JAMES COWART JR.
Dan James Cowart Jr., 84, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, February
25, 2007 of a heart attack at home.
He was born July 24, 1922 in
Hardee County, and was a lifetime
resident, his family being pioneers
of Hardee County. He was a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula and a World War II vet-
eran serving in the U.S. Army. He
was a Hardee High School gradu-
ate, a former Hardee County Com-
missioner, and a rancher. He was
active in 4-H and FFA.
He was preceded in death by a
son, Dan James Cowart III, and
parents, Dan James and Anna
Langford Cowart.
He is survived by Janie, his wife
of 61 years; and many nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was Wednesday 4-6
p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel. Graveside services will be
held at 4 p.m. today (Thursday), at
Wauchula Cemetery with the Rev.
Randy Johnson and Duck Smith
officiating.
! Memorial ma b'e in4 to First
Baptist Church of Wauchula. P.O.
Box 548, Wauchula;, FL 33873. -
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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DAN JAMES
COWART JR.
Dan James Cowart Jr., 84, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Feb-
ruary 25, 2007 of a heart attack at
home.
He was born July 24, 1922 in
Hardee County, and was a life-
time resident, his family being
pioneers of Hardee County. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula and a World
War II veteran serving in the U.S.
Army. He was a Hardee High
School graduate, a former
Hardee County Commissioner,
and a rancher. He was active in
4-H and FFA, and loved to
square dance with his wife,
Janie.
He was preceded in death by a
son, Dan James Cowart III, and
parents, Dan James and Anna
Langford Cowart.
He is survived by Janie, his
wife of 61 years; and many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Wednesday 4-6
p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel. Graveside services will
be held at 4 p.m. today
(Thursday), at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with the Rev. Randy John-
son and Duck Smith officiating.
Memorials may be made to
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, P.O. Box 548, Wau-
chula, FL 33873.


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DOROTHY "DOT"
ALBRITTON
Dorothy "Dot" Albritton, died
Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
Born on April 1, 1930 in Hialeah,
she was a lifelong resident of Fort
Meade. She was employed for the
Polk County Schools for 21 years
in the cafeteria serving lunch at
Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary,
Fort Meade Middle/Junior and
Riverside Elementary schools. She
was a member of St. Thomas
Catholic Church in Bartow.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Philip Albritton and son
Harvey Albritton.
She is survived by her daughter,
Phyllis V. Ellis of Fort Meade; sis-
ter Rose Mary and husband Harrell
Whitehurst of Lancaster, Ohio; four
grandchildren, Robert Ellis, Philip
"Howie" Albritton and Heather
Pierce, all of Fort Meade and
Crystal Albritton of Bartow; six
great-grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews:
Visitation was Thursday. Feb. 22
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home
chapel. Services were Friday at 11
a.m. at the chapel with Ronnie
Mincey and Father Peter Mitchell
officiating. Interment followed, in
Watson Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

OLLEN LEVI CREWS
Ollen Levi Crews, 90, of Zolfo
Springs, died Wednesday, February
21, 2007, at his home in the care of
Good Shephard Hospice.
He retired from Citrus Properties
Inc. He was a member and past
deacon of Zolfo Springs Baptist
Church. He was a WWII veteran
serving in the Army Air Corp.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Oscar "Doc" and Rosa
Belle Crews; a baby girl Crews;
one sister, Anna Jean Wingo and
one brother, Roy Crews.
He is survived by his wife Lillie
Crews; one daughter, Louise
Smith; four sons, Jerry Crews,
Jesse Crews, Alfred Crews and
Oscar Crews; one brother, Leon
"Catfish" Crews; 12 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and
seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. at the Brant Funeral
lChapel. .Services were held on
Saiurda, 'Feb. 24, at the Fist
.,Baptist Church of Zolfo-Sprngs at
10 a.m. with the Rev. Jack White
officiating. Burial followed in New
Hope Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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VICTOR
ORNELAS
Victor Ornelas, 99, of Bowl-
ing Green, died Thursday, Feb-
ruary 22, 2007 in Lakeland.
He was born Feb. 8, 1908, in
Gonzales, Texas and came to
Hardee County in 1964 from
West Palm Beach. He had
worked as a laborer in agricul-
:ture.
He is survived by eight sons,
Raymond Ornelas of Loxa-
hatchee, Inez Ornelas of Missis-
sippi, Victor Ornelas Jr. of West
Palm, Joe Ornelas of Winter
Haven, Frank Ornelas of Texas,
Tony Ornelas of Bowling Green,
Eugene Ornelas of Bartow, and
Ricky Ornelas of Bartow; five
daughters, Pauline Lang of
Lakeland, Beatrice Martinez of
Bowling Green, Carolina Aguilar
of Bartow, Mary Guardiola of
Tennessee and Louise Ruiz of
Texas; one brother, Leon
Ornelas of Texas; 46 grandchil-
dren, 102 great-grandchildren
and 21 great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 10
a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wau-
chula, with burial following in


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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
Democrat Committee Assesses
Candidates: The Hardee County
Democratic Executive Committee
held a meeting in the courthouse
Tuesday afternoon March 1, at 2
p.m., with Chairman C. J. Carlton
presiding.
A motion was made and carried
out that C.J. Carlton be re-elected
chairman H. K. Still as vice chair-
man and A. A. Price as secretary.

Wauchula Mailman Completes
20 Years: On Monday of this week
Rev. J.N. Hendry, Wauchula mail
carrier, completed 20 years of "car-
rying the mail" on rural route No. 1,
out of Wauchula post office.
It was on March 1, 1912, that
Rev. Hendry first started out on
Route 1, when it was first estab-
lished. Since that time he has trav-
eled 300,000 miles, and handled 1.5
million pieces of mail.

Golf Course Here Is Under
Construction: Work on Wauchula's
new golf course, long delayed
through various causes, finally got
under way yesterday with a crew of
men at work clearing for the greens
and fairways.
Chairman T.E. Shultz, of the
Kiwanis Club's golf committee, is
in charge of the work, and he stated
that possibly four holes will be
ready for play in six weeks. The
course will contain nine holes when
it is completed.

50 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Wind Up Cage Season
With 13-13 Mark: Last Friday night
at Joel Evers Gym, the Hardee
Wildcats met and defeated the large
Fort Myers Green Waves by a 59-
43 score.
The 'Cats jumped off to a quick
lead but were down 14-12 at the end
of the first quarter. The 'Cats took a
28-25 lead at halftime and were
never headed after that.

Attendance At Tent Revival
Shows Increase: The big tent would
not seat the crowd attending the
opening service of the countywide
revival here in Wauchula last
Sunday night.
Additional seats were provided




Obituaries

ROYCE MORGAN
Royce Morgan, 61, of Wauchula,
died at his home on Saturday,
February 24, 2007.
He was a supervisor for a retail
factory and had served in the U.S.
Army.
He is survived by one son Royce
Morgan Jr. of Seagrove, N.C.; two
brothers, Gary Morgan of Gladge,
Va. and William Morgan of Sea-
grove, N.C.; one nephew, Willie
Spivey of Asheboro, N.C.; dear
friends, Deon and Charlene Scholl
and Bill Lytle all of Lakeland; and
Elmo Roberts of Wauchula.
Graveside services were on
Monday, Feb. 26 at the Wauchula
Cemetery at 4 p.m. with the Rev.
Lester Tolar officiating.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula








Men's Softball
League Planned
Anyone wanting to play in the
Men's Church Softball League
should plan on attending the
meeting on Tuesday at 6:30
p.m.
Coaches, players and other
interested parties can come to
the concession stand at the soft-
ball fields at the Recreation
Complex off Altman Road just
north of the high school.

Library Offers
Computer Class
Free computer classes are


offered at public libraries in
Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. To regis-
ter, call the nearest library and
check on when the classes are
offered.
Computer classes are avail-
able in basic computer,
advanced computer, Microsoft
Word, internet and e-mail. The
phone number of the Hardee
County Public Library is 773-
6438. It is located in Courthouse
Annex II at the intersection of
U.S. 17 South and Oak Street in
Wauchula.


for Monday night, and the tent was
filled again. Revival leaders were
arranging to seat an overflow crowd
over the weekend, but did not
expect it during the week.

Spray Schedule Upset By Rains:
Rains over Hardee County in recent
days have thrown the Med Fly
spray planes off their normal sched-
ule. Normally, the planes spray the
Hardee area on Mondays and
Tuesday of each week.
But this week, the rains have kept
the planes grounded. If the weather
clears up to an extent the planes can
complete the spray circuit this
week, then they will return to the
area on regular schedule next week.

25 YEARS AGO
Gov. Graham Addresses Cattle-
men's Assn.: Florida Governor Bob
Graham spoke at the Hardee
County Cattlemen's Assn. member-
ship dinner last Thursday at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center.
Around 400 attended the steak
dinner. Officers of the local associ-
ation are Pershing Platt, president;
Robert Ray Smith, state director;
Marcus Shackelford, treasurer; Jay
Clark, secretary; and Earl Gill, first
vice president.

Couple Celebrates Golden
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Edie celebrated their golden wed-
ding anniversary on Saturday, Feb.
20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fellow-
ship hall on the First Baptist Church
in Bowling Green.
The open house was hosted by
their children and great-grandchil-
dren. They were married Feb. 17,
1932, in Rose City, Mich., but are
now living in Bowling Green.

Eric Peavy Is Four: Saturday,
Feb. 27, Eric Peavy celebrated his
fourth birthday at Paynes Creek
Historical Park. His friends who
helped him celebrated enjoyed
roasted hotdogs and birthday cake.
Those who were on hand were
Kimberly Jones, Clay Nicholson,
Jama Little, Michael Scheipsmeier,
Kirby White, Keith Patterson,
SAlicia Avery, Billy Smith and
Kimberly Peavy. Eric is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Peavy of
Bowling Green.

10 YEARS AGO
Sheriff Hires Former Political
Opponent: A one-trih, ppo[itial foe
of Hardee Count', ,. ne\ Il-elected
sheriff is not his ia miniistrai\e
assistant. Robert E. Lee "Bob"
Rhodes, who ran against J. Loran
Cogburn in the Democratic prima-
ry, became his employee this week.
Cogburn said Rhodes joined his
staff full-time on Monday. He will
head the warrants division. Rhodes
was one of Cogburn's three


THURSDAY, MAR. 1
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

TUESDAY, MAR. 6
VHardee County Republican
Party, monthly meeting, Austin
Growers, 1329 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, 7 p.m.


Democratic opponents in his bid to
unseat incumbent sheriff Rickey
Dick.

Hardee County Fair Begins
Annual Run: Who cooks up the
meanest bowl of chili in Hardee
County? This and other compelling
questions will be answered next
week during the annual running of
the Hardee County Fair.
Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for
students and free for preschoolers.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
The good acquire a taste for
helpful conversation; bullies
push and shove their way
through it. Careful words make
for a careful life; careless talk
may ruin everything.
Proverbs 3:2-3 (ME)

FRIDAY
Do not labor for the food which
perishes, but for the food which
endures to eternal life... Jesus
answered them, "This is the
work of God, that you believe in
Him who God has sent... I am
the bread of life: he who comes
to Me shall not hunger and He
who believes in Me shall never
thirst."
John 6:27, 29, 35 (RSV)

SATURDAY
But when I am afraid, I will put
my confidence in You. Yes, I will
trust the promises of God. And
since I am trusting Him, what
can mere man do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4(TLB)

SUNDAY
Do not live for money: be con-
tent with what you have; for God
Himself has said, "I will never
leave you or desert you."
Hebrews 13:5-6 (NEB)

MONDAY
Don't be afraid! Don't worry! I
have- always :told you what will
happen. You are My witnesses.'
There is no other God but Me.
Isaiah 44:8 (NCV)


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Local Poet Earns Acclaim To
National Anthology: On Feb. 28,
John V. Davis Jr., had his poem,
"Songs of the Ghost," published in,
a nationally distributed anthology
of poems entitled "Treasure the
* Moment."
According to the company.
"thousands of poems" were re-
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TUESDAY
But as for the well-to-do man
who sees his brother in want but
shuts his eyes and his heart
how can anyone believe that
the love of God lives in him?
I John 3:17 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
This is what the Lord says. "Let
not the wise man boast of his
wisdom or the strong man boast
of his strength or the rich man
boast of his riches, but let him
who boasts, boasts about this:
that he understands and knows
Me, that I am the Lord who exer-
cises kindness, justice and
righteousness on earth, for in
these I delight."
Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV)
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Softball Girls Split District Games Cubs Still Leading Minors


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The varsity Lady Wildcats divided
a pair of district wins last week.
The girls beat Braden River and
lost to Sarasota Booker to have a 1-
1 record Class 4A-District 10 so
far this season.
Overall, the girls are 2-4, count-
ing a pair of losses to Lakeland
Christian, Mulberry and Booker
and wins over Santa Fe Catholic
and Braden River.
This week began with a varsity-
only tilt at DeSoto, followed by a
return game against Braden River
on Wednesday and a trip to Sebring
tomorrow (Friday) for a double-
header, the JV playing at 5:30 and
the varsity about 7:30.
Next week's games include a
varsity-only trip to Booker on
Tuesday, while the junior varsity
plays at Lakeland Christian. On
Thursday, both teams travel to
Avon Park and on Friday the varsi-
ty hosts Mulberry.

HARDEE 18,
BRADEN RIVER 2
In this home district encounter,
both the varsity and junior varsity
swept past Braden River. The Lady
Pirates got their only scores in the
top of the first inning on a single,
double and another single, taking a
brief 2-0 lead.
Hardee began its scoring in the
home half of the first inning and
never looked back, claiming the
win in four-and-a-half innings.
Chelsea Steedley led off with a sin-
gle to left field and Casey Johnson
also singled. When Danielle "Dani"
Hines singled to right center,
Steedley rushed home. Johnson
was out at third.
Amber Steedley continued the
actions with a single, but out
attempting to go to second. Krystin
Robertson and Jamie Buckley
smacked back-to-back singles and
Lenoria Shoffner tripled to score
her teammates. She was left at third
base when the inning ended.
Hardee led 4-2.
The Pirates stranded one runner
in the top of the second. Hardee
went on scoring, putting a half
dozen runs in the book in a bat-
around which had a dozen batters
come to the plate. Chelsea Owens
was safe on an error and Chelsey
Steedley tripled her home.
Johnson smacked an RBI triple
to right field. Hines doubled,
Amber Steedley singled and
Robertson also doubled..With two
away, Cynthia.Briseno9 a4nQwens
singled and Chplse Sieedlc~,vdrew
a walk. The bases were left jammed
when the final out occurred, but
Hardee had a 10-2 lead.
It was four up, three down in the
top of the third and Hardee
resumed scoring in the bottom of
the inning. Hines walked and
Amber Steedley singled up the
middle. Buckley singled, reserve
Heather St. Johns doubled and
Briseno and Owens both drew
walks. When the dust settled,
Hardee had a 15-2 advantage.
In the fourth, it was just three
batters for the Pirates. Hines home-
red to deep left. Amber Steedley
walked, Robertson, Buckley, St.
John and Lindsey Moye all singled.
Three runners made it all the way
home, making it an 18-2 ball game.
Senior hurler Buckley struck out
two batters and got one to line out


to end the game at the middle of the
fifth inning on the 10-run mercy
rule.

LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 11,
HARDEE1
Hardee's Thursday trip to Lake-
land was an exercise in playing
against almost unbeatable opposi-
tion. The Lady 'Cats were able to
plate only one run, when Hines was
safe on an error and worked her
way around the bases to cross home
plate. Lakeland did all its scoring in
the first and third innings.

BOOKER 9, HARDEE 4
The visiting Lady Tornadoes got
on the board first and often in
upsetting the Lady Wildcats on
their own field. Cara Pagan and
Kaycee Wells scored in the first
inning. Robertson singled, stole
second but was out at third. Hines
singled but was left at first.
In the top of the second, Booker
put four more runs on the board
with a combination of singles, dou-
bles and triples.
A Kristina Garcia double in the
home half of the second was nulli-
fied when she was caught stealing.
Other Hardee batters went down in
order.
The third inning was the only one
without any scoring. Both squads
left a runner stranded. Booker
added another run in the fourth
inning on walks, hits and a fielder's
choice. Amber Steedley singled up
the middle and was left at third.
A walk, followed by a double to
left field gave Booker another tally
in the fifth inning. In the home half
of the inning, Shoffner drew a
walk. With one down, Owens was
hit by a pitch. On a fielder's choice,
Robertson was safe. Hines walked,
Amber Steedley hit into a fielder's
choice. Buckley's double to left
field scored a pair of teammates.
Hardee was still down 8-4.
Neither team scored in the sixth.
Although Owens doubled, she was
left at second.
In the final inning, Booker
picked up an insurance run with a
double to left followed by a singled
to right field before three consecu-
tive outs. When the only hit in the
bottom of the inning was an Amber
Steedley double up the middle,
Booker claimed the 9-4 win.
The Hardeejunior varsity won its
only game last week; remaining
undefeated with a 2-0 record
despite infrequent play because
many squads do not have a JV
team:..
The junior Lady 'Cats beat
Braden River 13-8 with nearly
every batter getting into the action.
Braden River opened with three
runs on an error, single, walk and
another hit.
Hardee got the three runs back in
the home half of the first. Kaitlyn
Hanshaw drew a walk and Caitlyn
Chason followed suit. Heather St.
John also walked and Halley
Marshall was safe on an error. A
Bethany Lang hit brought home the
final run. It was 3-3.
The junior Lady Pirates plated
one run in the second inning on a
walk, sacrifices and a steal. Hardee
answered with another score.
Chason and St. John combined to
bring one home. It was 4-4.
The third inning was similar,
with each team putting one run on
the board. An error and singled


gave Braden River a run. Hardee
got Lindy Rossman home -'ter she
was safe on an error, we .t to sec-
ond on a passed ball and third on a
sacrifice. A Kayle Pella hit got
Rossman home.
Braden River forged back in
front in the fourth inning, with
three runs to take an 8-5 lead. After
back-to-back strikeouts, a walk and
couple of hits did the trick in bring-
ing three runners home.
Hardee answered with five big
scores. Chason singled. With one
away, Paige Clark walked and
Marshall singled. Rossman was
safe on an error and Paige Avery
continued the hitting. A hit by Lang
and walks to Hanshaw and Chason
kept runners moving. When the
fray ended, Hardee was up 10-8.
In the fifth inning, which turned
out to be the last on the time limit,
Braden River left one batter strand-
ed. Hardee picked up three more
tallies. Clark singled, Marshall
doubled and Rossman was hit by a
pitch. An Avery sacrifice and walks
to Lang and Pella helped get addi-
tional scores. Hardee won 13-8.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite rain and cold, the Vols
Cubs continue to lead the AAA or
Minors division of Hardee County
Youth Sports.
There were no games last week
because of the Hardee : county Fair
activities, but reports from the pre-
vious week have become available.
Play resumed on Monday of this
week, weather permitting.
The game Feb. 12 between the
Ullrich Pitcher Pump Red Sox and
Pete's Pharmacy Athletics (A's) had
barely got started before rain halted
it.
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the A's re-
turned and nipped the CF Industries
White Sox 10-8.
Omar Alamia had a double
among his three hits and triple tal-
lies for the A's. Frank Farias and
Jake Deanda each had a pair of hits
Farias and Austin Altman each put
a pair of runs on the board and
Deanda, Colten Howell and
Senaida Garcia each added a run.
For the White Sox, it was Marco
DeLeon who had twin hits and


scores. He smacked a pair of dou-
bles. Hunter Bryant also had twin
hits, circling the bases once. Devin
Pearson, Tanor Durden, Zach
Carranco and Sierra Lee each also
put a run on the board.
The Thursday night game was
another A's victory, downing the
C&B Cattle Co. Yankees 18-11.
In this game, it was Farias slap-
ping a triple and double among his
four hits and Altman with a double.
Altman and Alamia each crossed
home plate all four times they got
on base. Farias added a trio of tal-
lies, and Garcia, Deanda and
Marco Briones had a pair each. Joe
Gonzales chipped in with an extra
score.
For the Yanks, it was leadoff bat-
ter Dylan Salas as the only player
to come around to touch home
twice. Seth McGee had a pair of
hits. He, Tyler Helms, Ryan
Ramirez, Patrick Carlton, Tucker
Albritton, Cain Roman, Cole Garza
and Jennifer Aguilar each came
home once.
The early game on Friday
evening was not played as the


Yankees did not come to play the
Red Sox. The game may be
rescheduled:
In the nightcap, the Cubs shut
down the KMC Photo Devil Rays
9-0.

Tyler Hewett almost pitched a
perfect game for the Vols Cubs,
striking out 10 batters before let-
ting one get aboard. He also tripled
and singled and scored a run. Most
of his teammates chipped in with a
run, too. Jordon Jones, Aaron
Harrison, Kyndall Gough, Bradley
Brewer, Dylan Norwood, Eliseo
Sanchez and Dalton Krell each put
a run on the board.
For the Devil Rays, it was tough
batting against Hewett. Despite
their best efforts, Adam Salas, Tyler
Bragg, Julian Galvez, Tim Perkins,
Austin Walker, Mikey Heine,
Russell Weems, Ty Trammell and
Blake Crawley were unable to get
on base. Jake Pakovich broke the
streak in the fourth inning but was
out going to third base on a field-
er's choice.


Special


Elbertson Slowly Improving
3y JIM KELLY oped pneumonia, and a tracheoto-
Of The Herald-Advocate my was performed so fluid could
Bowling Green City Manager be removed from his lungs.
David Elbertson, 52, was still in the Elbertson was initially heavily
intensive care unit at Tampa sedated at the hospital and put in an
General Hospital on Tuesday. induced coma. Since then he woke
He was airlifted there following a up and recognized his wife Norma
pickup truck mishap Feb. 18 on and held up two fingers when asked
Lake Branch Road southeast of the to do so, said Northup.
:ity. "We are not sure what caused the
Reportedly, Elbertson was dri- accident. He may have been trying
ving alone about sundown when his to avoid an animal such as a deer,
small pickup left the road and over- cow, hog, fox or raccoon," said the
urned, and he was ejected. City clerk.
Clerk Pam Northup believes he "David is improving. He is
nay have swerved to avoid an ani- smart, hard-working and is sorely
nal in the road. missed. We hope he can start phys-
He was flown by helicopter to ical therapy later this week upon
Tampa General where he was getting out of the intensive care
admitted with a head injury, broken unit. He has been city manager
shoulder bones on both sides, a bro- about nine or 10 years and has
ken left arm, broken left leg, bro- worked for the city for 29 years,"
cen left pelvis, broken ribs and a said Northup. "He continues to
bruised lung. need our prayers."
He had some internal bleeding, The accident happed east of the
and his spleen was removed by Peace River bridge.
surgery. A second follow-up Since the accident, consultant
surgery included repairing his left Fred Fox has been helping oversee
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Tennis Teams Get


Rough Start


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Rain in practices and early
matches kept the Wildcat tennis
squads off the courts.
So, when they started a rigorous
schedule of matches three times a
week, they weren't quite ready.
They battled fiercely in the first
week's matches, only to come up
-on the short end.
,- This week, it is another three
j1 , of tennis matches. Tuesday,
,oth teams hosted Lake Placid at 4
'p n matches on the Wauchula Oak
.Stirect Park courts. Today (Thurs-
;d.l I the squads go to Palmetto and
tomorrow they are at Avon Park.
Next week, there is a double
,'atch against the boys and girls
teams from Sarasota Booker at 4
,p.m. Tuesday. Then, it's practice
untiltl the Heartland Conference
catchess March 9-10 in Sebring.
Hardee is in a far-flung district of
five counties, including DeSoto,
Highlands (Avon Park, Sebring and
Lake Placiad), Manatee (Braden
River and Palmetto) and Sarasota.
Hardee has a relatively inexperi-
enced boys squad, with senior Josh
Ready the established number one
leader, senior Casey Brutus with
some experience and Josh Mayer
and Jermaine King new to the
sport. Juniors are Drew Macias,
Holden Nickerson and James
Olliff, with sophs Jake Crews,
Joseph Johnston, Taylor Lambert,
.Joe Porter and Dustin Spears bring-
ing enthusiasm and some experi-
ence..
k For the Lady Wildcats, the only
'senior is returnee D.K. Davis.
Juniors are Natalie Green and
.'Marissa Hall. There's a large group
.-bf sophs with a variety of experi-
,,ence and inexperience, including
-JKaitlin Justice, Clara Durrance,
'Shelby Durrance, Amanda Porter,
JSamantha Cowart, Miranda Helms,
.K.mle Jernigan, Christina "Tina"
',Lee, Courtney Nicholsori, Jessica
,conyers and Christina Skitka. The
"two frosh are Shalimar Contreras
'and Kayla Woods.
The teams got going with a visit
from the Sebring squads. For the
boys, Hardee picked up only two
,ins. Ready downed David Lee 0-
6, 6-3, 7-5 and joined with Brutus
to down Lee/Danny Ritter 4-6, 6-3,
10-1.
.At number two, Streak Chris
Pin-on do..ned relative newcomer
Mayer 6-2, 6-1 and Jake Broen
took Olliff 6-2, 6-3. Ritter beat
Brutus 6-2, 6-0 and Carl Belcher
beat Porter 7-5, 6-1.
In the number two doubles,
Pinson/Broen beat Mayer/Olliff 6-
2, 6-0.
Three extra matches were
played. Nickerson beat Justin
White 8-4, while Kyle Kimisar beat
Wildcat Drew Macias. White/Kom-
isar played doubles against
Lambert/Spears and won 8-2.
The girls hosted Sebring last
Tuesday, Feb. 20. Again, Hardee'
won only two matches. At number
five singles, Clara Durrance
downed Ashley Jimenez in a
marathon match 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. At
number one doubles, Davis/Justice
combined efforts for a hard-fought
7-5, 3-6, 10-5 win over Mary
Midence/Sara Sebring.
Sebring won the other matches.
Midence upset Davis 6-0, 6-1 at


number one singles and Sebring
worked for her 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 over
Justice. Ashlee Werhane beat
Shelby Durrance 6-1, 6-1 and
Sheela Joshi beat Green 6-1, 7-5.
In number two doubles,
Werhane/Joshi beat Clara and
Shelby Durrance 6-3, 6-4.
In extra matches, Sebring's
Kelsie Johnson edged Hall 8-5,
Kelsey Tucker nipped Porter 10-9
with three deuce points and
Johnson also played against Skitka
and won 8-2.
Woods and Nicholson played
doubles against Lauren Taylor and
Leeza Freeland and lost 8-2.
On to the Thursday matches at
Wauchula against Braden River,
where Hardee boys and girls were
both beaten four matches to three.
For the boys, Ready had his first
loss, 6-1, 6-0 to Shayen Babayan
and Mayer battled Mitchell
Margolis to a 6-4, 6-4 loss. Olliff
got the first Hardee victory, beating
Michael Estaban4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
Brutus lost 6-0, 6-1 to Zachari
Klawonn and Porter lost 6-4, 6-2 to
Nick Hansel.
The Pirates used alternate players
for the doubles competition .
Ready/Mayer swept past Noah
Hilton/Joey Loeffler 6-4, 6-4 and
Brutus/ Olliff prevailed 6-3, 6-1
over Lloyd Armstrong/Matt Boles.
In an extra doubles match,
Spears/Nickerson were beaten 8-0
by Mark Stoker/Justin Lazarte.
Hardee girls also won a singles
and both doubles matches. At num-
ber one singles, Davis downed
Lauren Bock 6-2, 6-1 while Justice
warred with Samantha Gladde to a
4-6, 6-3, 10-7 loss. Green lost 6-7
(5 service points) 6-1, 10-7 to
Olivia Reibold, and Clara Durrance
lost 6-2, 6-1 to Kirsten Walley. Hall
also battled with Janyel Smith in a
6-2, 5-7, 10-8 loss.
In the doubles, Davis/Green han-
dled Brittanie Daniel/Bock 8-3, and
Justice, Clara Durrance beat
Bethany Martin/Reibold 8-6. In an
extra doubles, Porter/Skitka won 8-
4 over Amber Walley/Lu Romero.
The final matches of the week
were Friday at Lemon Bay. Hardee
boys lost 6-1 and the girls lost 7-0.
Ready, who always faces the
toughest opponent, went head to
head with Tyler Kaub before losing
6-4, 7-6 (two service points).
Mayer lost 6-0, 6-1 to Michael
Holleran and Ollitt lost 6-1. 6-. lb
Dan Downing. Brutus went 6-4_6-
4 in a loss to Charlie Russo and
Porter lost 6-1, 6-0 to Kieran
Gibson. In an extra singles match,
Nickerso beat Zebidiah Green 6-5.
For doubles competition,
Ready/Brutus lost 6-1, 6-0 to Hol-
leran/Downing while Mayer/Olliff
won 8-6 over Green/Michael
Thompson.
Hardee girls worked hard in their
losses. Davis lost 6-2, 7-5 to
Jennifer Wilson and Justice lost 6-
0, 6-0 to Jordan Ittersagen. Shelby
Durrance lost 6-4, 6-1 to Heather
Meals and Green lost 6-1, 6-3 to
Katie Newton. Clara Durrance lost
6-0, 6-0 to Claudia Kalwinski and
in an extra singles match, Hall lost
6-0, 6-1 to Lori Golonka.
It was similar in the doubles.
Davis/Green lost 6-1, 6-1 to
Kalwinski/Ittersagen, while
Justice/Shelby Durrance lost 6-2,
6-0 to Newton/Meals.


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The 2007 Hardee tennis teams finally got their season under way after a pair of rainouts. In upper photo is the boys squad, (in
front row, from left) Taylor Lambert, Joe Porter, Drew Maciaas, Josh Mayer and Joseph Johnston; in back, Coach Ken Leupold,
Jermaine King, Casey Brutus, Dustin Spears, Holden Nickerson, Josh Ready and James Olliff; in lower photo, is the girls team,
(kneeling in front, from left), Jessica Sconyers, Christina "Tina" Lee, Marissa Hall, Tiffany Bias and Amanda Porter; standing, Coach
Ken Leupold, D.K. Davis, Katie Jernigan, Kaitlin Justice, Samantha Cowart, Christine Skitka, Natalie Green, Courtney Nicholson,
Miranda Helms, Kayla Woods and Clara Durrance; missing is Shelby Durrance.


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Zolfo Springs. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope
with the words, "Bids on Vehicle #1, #2 or #3" on the out-
side of the envelope. Bids will be accepted until Friday,
March 16, 2007, 4:00 PM.

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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF March 01st & 15th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting March 15th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session March 09th at 8:30 a.m.
FAC Legislative Day March 28, 2007, in Leon County
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF March 01st
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF March 12th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF March 05th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF March 13th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya
Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF March 13th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF March 20th at Noon.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF March 27th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF March 28th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
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March 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A



Cracker Trail Ride Came Through Hardee County


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Iris Wall of Indiantown poses with her cracker horse Abraham, a
Steve Durrance and Pat Myers, both of Lake Placid, are cooking descendant of a horse owned by the father of Florida
ribs and chicken for 225 people at Duck and Susan Smith's Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson. Wall was recent-
ranch on Dansby Road west of Wauchula on Feb. 21. Riders are ly named Florida Agricultural Woman of the Year by the
fed three times a day. Department of Agriculture.


Corinne Fredrick of Fort Pierce poses with her horse Jelta. In
the early days of Florida history, before the fence laws, cattle-
men rounded up cattle, got supplies from the P. Cobb store
and rode horseback, driving the cattle west to Punta Rassa
where they were sold for gold, loaded into ships and sent to
Cuba.


Sam Harper of Okeechobee was trail boss of the 20th Annual
Cracker Trail Ride which attracted 265 registered riders, the
most ever. The ride started Feb. 18 in Bradenton with 206 riders
and ended Feb. 25 at the RR Cobb building in Fort Pierce.
Harper's horse is Hanna.


COURTESY PHOTO BY SANDY SCOTT
Riders and horses came through Zolfo Springs from SR 64, visited Zolfo Springs Elementary School and headed east on SR 66.







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COURTESY PHOTO BY SANDY SCOTT
Riders keep good care of horses, sleep in trailers and are
escorted across counties by a sheriff's deputy.


COURTESY PHOTO BY SANDY SCOTT
Duck Smith (right) of Wauchula provided a one-night camping
stop for the riders and horses.


COURTESY PHOTO BY SANDY SCOTT
Riders covered about 20 miles a day, eating breakfast from 6 to
7 a.m., pulling out at 8, stopping for water after five miles, lunch
at 10 miles, with a water break at 15 miles and arriving at the
campsite at 20 miles about 4 to 5 p.m.


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8A The Herald-Advocate, March 1, 2007

Where To Spring Turkey Hunt Without

Special-Opportunity Or Quota Permits


If you weren't lucky enough to
get drawn for a special-opportunity
or spring turkey quota permit, don't
fret; there are numerous wildlife
management areas (WMAs) that
don't require them.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
offers 34 public hunting areas
statewide, where hunters need only
to "walk on" to hunt spring turkeys.
These hunts are made possible
through the FWC's partnerships
with the state's Division of
Forestry, Florida's water manage-
ment districts, the U.S. Forest
Service, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the
National Park Service and Depart-
ment of Defense, who participate in
the state's public-hunting system.
Hunters need only a hunting
license, management area permit
and turkey permit to spring turkey
hunt on the following areas. The
spring turkey season runs March 3
-'April 8 in the South Hunting Zone
and March 17 April 22 in the
Central and Northwest zones,
unless otherwise noted below.
,Shooting hours during spring
turkey season on WMAs are one-


half hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

PANHANDLE FLORIDA
(EASTERN TURKEY'S
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Apalachicola National Forest
- 581,837 acres in Franklin, Leon,
Liberty and Wakulla counties.
Camping allowed.
Apalachicola River Wildlife
and Environmental Area -
81,754 acres in Franklin and Gulf
counties. Camping allowed.
Management area permit not
required.
Aucilla WMA 47,532 acres
in Jefferson and Taylor counties.
Camping allowed.
Big Bend WMA:
Hickory Mound Unit -
14,427 acres in Taylor County. A
no-cost, daily use permit is required
and available at the check station.
Spring Creek Unit 14,600
acres in Taylor County.
Tide Swamp Unit 19.538
acres in Taylor County. A no-cost,
daily use permit is required and
available at the check station.
Blackwater WMA 191,148
acres in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa
counties. Camping allowed.


Eglin Air Force Base -
265,000 acres in Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Hunting and camping allowed only
by permit from Jackson Guard
Natural Resource Office by calling
(850) 883-1152. Only shotguns,
bows or muzzleloaders may be
used.
Escambia River WMA -
34,476 acres in Escambia and Santa
Rosa counties. Camping allowed.
Joe Budd WMA 11,039 acres
in Gadsden County. Saturday and
Sunday only. There are 20, no-
cost, daily quota permits available
at the check station on first-come,
first-served basis. Only bows or
muzzleloaders may be used.
Camping allowed.
Mallory Swamp WMA -
29,463 acres in Lafayette County.
Season runs March 17 -April 1.
Ochlockonee River WMA -
2,790 acres in Leon County.
Saturday and Sundays only. Only
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Osceola National Forest-
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come alive, even with the most
judicious mixing of the chemicals
of which we are all made, but he is
pretty clever at inventing more effi-
cient ways to end it.
Few animals are more indepen-
dent than a cat, and to attempt to
control their every movement, it
seems to me, is about as productive
as prescribing human sexual behav-
ior and with about the same
probability of a successful out-
come.
I will take my licks for allowing
my dog to leave my yard, but this
matter with my cat, I feel, is gross-
ly unfair.
Someone who dislikes animals
shouldn't live in the country where
there are foxes, raccoons, possums,
armadillos, skunks, bobcats and
house cats that roam around at
night.
And if one man can commandeer
an agency of our county govern-
ment and make it subservient to his
every wish, then we are not much
different from a third-rate Republic
run by a dictator.
Better, I think, to concentrate on
the stray animals that form a pre-
sent danger to someone's safety
than to go around willy-nilly trap-
ping and killing everything that
moves.
I have enough trouble these days
keeping my bills paid; I do not
need to be constantly harassed by
the Animal Control people, when
neither I nor my pets have commit-
ted a significant crime.
My thanks to the editor for giv-
ing me the chance to speak my
piece.
Sincerely,
John V. Barrows Jr.
Bowling Green


pear Editor:
, I am not disposed to write letters
t the editor, but an event of last
week got me agitated and I felt
prompted to say something.
SFor the first 20 years that I lived
6n Theater Road the residents of
this little community got along very
well with each other, and with each
other's pets.
t If my neighbor's chickens
sarayed into my yard they were
welcome, and I was glad to see
aem. And if my dog crossed under
~he boundary fence into the
Palmers' or the Granthams' yard, or
their dog or cat wandered .into.
iine, nothing was said. Nobody
wouldd have thought of calling in
Animal Control, if the agency even
existed at the time.
, Eventually, however, the proper-
ty on the north end of the road
changed hands, and things haven't
been the same since. The present
owners seem to have little regard
tor four-legged creatures, and
Animal Control is constantly send-
ing one of their trucks out here, to
dheck on their traps and to get the
latest complaint.




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MONDAY
i3reakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
JAice, Milk
'Lunch: Beef Nuggets or Taco Hot
Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed Vege-
tales, Applesauce, Roll, Fruit
Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
,Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
:iLunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hpt Dog on a Bun (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Juice, Birthday Cake,
Ic Cream) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
,-Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Egs w/Cheese, Biscuit, Pineapple
Obunks, Milk
:'Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Qowboy Macaroni (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
:Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
.Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or-
'Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray, Potato
Triangle, Pears, Jell-O, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
,Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Jjpice, Milk
/ Lunch: Chili Con Came
JiCrackers or Fish Sandwich (Salad
('ay, Potato Rounds, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH I


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
'' Lunch: Beef Nuggets or Taco Hot
Olocket (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Biscuits, Applesauce,
Fruit Snack) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
past, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
. Mot Dog on a Bun or Mozzarella
Itick (Lettuce & Tomato, Baked


I should say that about a year ago
I got into trouble with Animal
Control when Buster, my black
retriever, kept slipping off from
home whenever I let him outside,
in order to have his picture taken
down at the Ellis's. It was an
expensive pose, and after I was
summoned to court and paid a fine,
I thought everything had been set-
tled.
But last Thursday I noticed a
young male cat of mine was miss-
ing, and I discovered that he had
wandered into one of their traps
and was out at the pound awaiting
the needle because of his transgres-
sions. I beat the executioner by two
days, paid the fine, and was told
that I would get another citation to
appear in court.
The question arises, why claim a
cat of no special lineage, and spend
money on him, when there are so
many other cats around. -,
I don't have a complete.answer,
except to say that I bdeieve in
Albert Schweitzer's dictum:
"Reverence for Life." Man, with all
his brilliance and ingenuity, has
been unable to make something


Beans, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Biscuist, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Cowboy Macaroni or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Potato Triangles,
Jell-O, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese & Ham, Buttered
Toast, Jiice, Milk
Lunch: Chili w/Crackers or Fish
Sandwich or Pepperoni Pizza (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Broccoli, Buttered
Carrots, Juice, Fresh Whole Apples,
'Salad Bar)'and Milk
SENIOR HIGH


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beef Nuggets (Tossed
Salad, .Savory Rice, Mixed Vege-
tables, Squash, Applesauce, Juice,
Roll, Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoes,
Broccoli, Macaroni Salad, Birthday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Biscuit, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Peaches, Roll,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears, Jell-O) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Fish Sandwich (Tossed
Salad, Cheese Grits, Garden Peas,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk


Pine Log WMA 6,911 acres
in Bay and Washington counties.
Season runs March 17 April 1.
Camping allowed.
Point Washington WMA -
12,414 acres in Walton County.
Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and
Environmental Area 5,627
acres in Bradford County. Only
bows or muzzleloaders may be
used.
Steinhatchee Springs WMA -
20,909 acres in Lafayette, Dixie
and Taylor counties. Season runs
March 17 April 8. There are 40,
no-cost, daily quota permits avail-
able at the check station on first-
come, first-served basis to hunt the
first nine days.
Talquin WMA 3,053 acres in
Leon County. Saturday and
Sunday only.
Twin Rivers WMA 9,288
acres in Madison, Hamilton and
Suwannee counties. Season runs
March 23-25 and April 13-15.
There are 12, no-cost, daily quota
permits available at the check sta-


tion on first-come, first-served
basis.
Upper Chipola River WMA -
7,377 acres in Jackson County.
Camping allowed only by permit
from Northwest Florida Water
Management District by calling
(850) 539-5999.

PENINSULAR FLORIDA
(OSCEOLA TURKEY'S
RANGE)
Arbuckle WMA 13,531
acres in Polk County. Season runs
March 20-22 and April 3-5. There
are 10, no-cost, daily quota permits
available at the check station on
first-come, first-served basis.
Camping allowed only by permit
from Division of Forestry by call-
ing (863) 635-7801.
Big Bend WMA Jena Unit -
12,522 acres in Dixie County. A no-
cost, daily use permit is required
and available at the check station.
Big Cypress WMA 565,848
acres in Collier, Miami-Dade and
Monroe counties. Camping


allowed.
Bull Creek WMA 23,646
acres in Osceola County. Camping
allowed.
Devil's Hammock WMA -
7,635 acres in Levy County. Season
runs March 17-25. There are 15,
no-cost, daily quota permits avail-
able at the check station on first-
come, first-served basis.
Green Swamp WMA 49,768
acres in Polk, Sumter and Lake
counties. Hunters must have a
quota permit to hunt the first week-
end, but there are 200, no-cost,
daily quota permits available at the
check station on first-come, first-
served basis for the remainder of
season. Camping allowed.
J.W. Corbett WMA 60,288
acres in Palm Beach County.
Wednesday, Saturdays and
Sunday only. Camping allowed.
Jumper Creek WMA 10,512
acres in Sumter County. Camping
allowed.
Kissimmee River Public Use
See SPRING TURKEY 9A


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ZOLFO SPRINGS ZONING BOARD OF
ADJUSTMENTS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN THE ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMMISSION CHAMBERS ON 12 MARCH 2007 AT 6:00 PM. THE PURPOSE OF
THE HEARING WILL BE TO HEAR THE REQUEST OF MRS. DIANE DANIELS
TO AMEND THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AND REZONE FROM COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CS) TO SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL (R-1C) FOR THE PROPERTY AT LOT 5 BLK 18 R & S RE-SUB OF
WILLIAMS ADD 435P247-253 DC-436P294 PMR 10/92 PRO-92-097 438P464
441P560 511P101(NC) OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS.

ANY PERSON WHO MAY WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE AT THIS
MEETING WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED THEREIN, WILL
NEED A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE MEETING FOR THAT APPEAL, AND IT
IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT PERSON TO ENSURE THAT SUCH
VERBATIM RECORD IS MADE AND INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, PER FLORDIA STATUTE
286.0105. THE TOWN DOES NOT FURNISH VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTS. COPIES
OF THE MAP AMENDMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ZOLFO SPRINGS
TOWN HALL. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WITH THEIR REQUEST AT
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March 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A :
1


Impact Fees/Permits Get Building Reprieve


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An amended ordinance gives
builders a three-year window to
complete construction on permitted
projects.
At its Feb. 15 meeting, the
Hardee County Commission ap-
proved an amendment giving
builders a three-year window on
mandatory impact fees which
become effective later this year.
For non-warehouse and non-
industrial buildings, mostly single-
family, multi-family and duplexes,
any permit pulled before June 30,
2007 will be exempt from impact
fees which begin July 1. The grace


SPRING
Continue
Area 23,433 acres in Glades,
Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola
and Polk counties. Area is split
between Central and South hunting
zones, with different season dates
applying to each. Camping allowed
only by permit from South Florida
Water Management District by
calling (800) 250-4200 ext. 3019.
Management area permit not
required.
Lochloosa WMA 11,149
acres in Alachua County. Camping
allowed only by permit from St.
Johns River Water Management
District by calling (386) 329-4404.
Richloam WMA 58,146
acres in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter
and Lake counties. Hunters must
have a quota permit to hunt the first
nine days, but those without may
hunt the remainder of the season,
March 26 April 22. Camping


period continues for three years.
So, if a permit is pulled by June 30,
2007, it is valid until June 30, 2010.
If the building isn't complete and a
certificate of occupancy issued by
then, the impact fees will apply.
There is a similar provision for
industrial and warehouse permits,
except those impact fees become
effective Oct. 1 and the three-year
window is on any permit pulled
before Oct. 1 and valid until Oct. 1,
2010.
Commissioners also inserted a
provision that the three-year win-
dows could be extended if an "act
of God" such as a hurricane, such
destroyed such a building in
progress and it had to start over.


TURKEY
d From 8A
allowed only by permit from
Division of Forestry by calling
(352) 754-6896.
Three Lakes WMA 52,976
acres in Osceola County. Camping
allowed.
Upper Hillsborough WMA -
5,178 acres in Polk and Pasco
counties. Wednesday and Thurs-
days only. There are 75, no-cost,
daily quota permits available.at the
check station on first-come, first-
served basis. Camping allowed.
Upper St. Johns River Marsh
WMA 119,419 acres in Brevard
and Indian River counties.
Camping allowed.
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting for
license information and to down-
load WMA brochures. These
brochures also are available at tax
collectors' offices in counties close
to wildlife management areas.


Just A Little Talk
Here I am Lord, just grumbling again,
the Corn's not looking good, and the cows tore down the pen.
I know you're busy with lots of other folks,
and I don't like having to bother you again!
Lord it seems I see a Rain cloud way off over yonder,
and if you'd send it this way it'd shore help a heap.
I know I didn't pay my Tithe on last years crop,
maybe that's why this year there's not much to reap.
I'll try and do better as I go along, and talk with you more,
Lord I know you'll be there when I need you again.
If you will only make them Hens lay more eggs,
I could make more money and build them a bigger Pen.
Lord, now I've set down and worked everything out,
you know I'm pretty good when it comes to being smart.
What's that Lord! I can't believe you said that!
you don't care how smart I am, you just want my heart!
Lord, I'm going to go down by the Creek and set a spell,
I think if I rest awhile, we'll talk, and get things straight.
Don't think that will work huh, I think it sounds like a good plan,
What! hold on a doggone minute Lord, you can't make me wait.
I need help today! What, You can't mean the Creek is going dry.
My wife said you were one tough cookie, but Lord, this ain't right.
You say if I'd listen, the Creek won't dry up,
them Hens would lay more,
and everything would turn out to be alright?
Lord it's much cooler down by the Creek under them trees,
come go with me, I think I'm beginning to see what you mean.
Have a seat Lord lets talk, I'm just troubled that I can't provide.
Lord, here's my Heart and Soul, my trust is in you and the unseen.
What, you have to go! Well thanks for the talk Lord, you have a
good day!

Hilton Williams
Brantley, Ala.

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The commission also adopted a
resolution accepting the updated
impact fee schedules and proce-
dures manual, reflecting the latest
decisions on impact fee amounts
and administrative fees. The latter
are $14.55 for single family, duplex
and mobile homes; $20.38 for
multi-family and non-residential
projects; and $5,000 to initiate an
alternative impact fee study to
show that impacts for a specific
project are less than anticipated.
County impact fees are based on
several factors, transportation, fire
and rescue protection services, law
enforcement, parks and recreation,
jail, library and general govern-
ment services. The manual
describes how each of these por-
tions of the impact fee was deter-
mined.
Most recently, the commission
decided to set impact fees at 50 per-
cent of recommended levels. All of
the fee portions except transporta-
tion are combined into one amount
and the appropriate transportation
impact fee added to that.
For instance, on a single family
home, the impact fee for fire and
rescue is $193, for law enforcement
$152, parks $292, jail $148, library
$146 and general government
$349. Added together that makes an
impact fee of $1,280 for unincorpo-
rated areas of the county and
$1,128 for incorporated areas.
To that is an amount for trans-
portation impacts. For a single-
family home of less that 1,500
square feet, it is $999. For 1,501 to
2,500 square feet it is $1348 and for
a home over 2,501 square feet it is
$1,578. There are also separate
amounts for low- or high-rise apart-
ments, mobile homes, hotel rooms
and motel rooms.
Those building inside the city
limits of one of the three munici-
palities in the county should note
that each will have its own impact
fees.
Finally, warehouse and industrial
impact fees become effective Oct. 1
and are similarly broken down into
each type of fee, manufacturing,
warehouse, retail, hospital, college,
church, day care, golf course and
other categories.
A complete copy of the impact
fees for the county is available now
and ones for municipalities can be
obtained once they are approved by
their governing bodies.



S.T.A.R.
Continued From 3A
Still, the board voted to approve
the S.T.A.R. plan.
And HEA/U President Spencer
reported back to the board last
week that despite the number of
organizations both state and nation-
al that have spoken against the
merit-pay plan for teachers, the
local union has ratified Hardee
County's version by a vote of 161
to 102.
"Which means we have a plan,"
he concluded. "We have coordinat-
ed and cooperated and this is it. It's
been approved."


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ZOLFO SPRINGS TOWN COMMISSION
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMISSION
CHAMBERS ON MARCH 19, 2007 AT 7:00 PM. THE PURPOSE OF THE HEARING
WILL BE TO HEAR THE REQUEST OF MRS. DIANE DANIELS TO AMEND THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND REZONE
FROM COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CS) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1C)
FOR THE PROPERTY AT LOT 5 BLK 18 R & S RE-SUB OF WILLIAMS ADD
435P247-253 DC-436P294 PMR 10/92 PRO-92-097 438P464 441P560 511PI01(NC)
OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, AND THE FIRST READING OF
ORDINANCE FOR SUCH A REQUEST.

ANY PERSON WHO MAY WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE AT THIS
MEETING WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED THEREIN, WILL
NEED A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE MEETING FOR THAT APPEAL, AND IT
IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT PERSON TO ENSURE THAT SUCH
VERBATIM RECORD IS MADE AND INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, PER FLORDIA STATUTE
286.0105. THE TOWN DOES NOT FURNISH VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTS. COPIES
OF THE MAP AMENDMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE ZOLFO SPRINGS
TOWN HALL. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WITH THEIR REQUEST AT
TELEPHONE (863) 735-0405, FAX (863) 735-1684.


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10A The Herald-Advocate, March 1, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT (
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FI
Case No. 252007DR00
Timoteo Tzun Poros,
Petitioner,
and
Concha Morales,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION F
DISSOLUTION OF MARF
TO: Concha Morales
Whereabouts unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
has been filed against you
you are required to serve a
your written defenses, if an'
Timoteo Tzun Poros whose a
P.O. Box 1578 Bowling Green
before March 23, 2007 anc
original with the clerk of this
417 W. Main Street S
Wauchula, FL 33873, before
on Petitioner or immediate
after. If you fail to do so, a de
be entered against you for
'demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu
this case, including orders,
'able at the Clerk of the Circu
office. You may review the
mnents upon request.
.; You must keep the Cler
circuit Court's office notified
current address. (You may f
of Current Address,
Supreme Court Approved Fa
Form 12.915.) Future paper
lawsuit will be mailed to the
pn record at the clerk's office
*' WARNING: Rule 12.285
Family Law Rules of Pi
requires certain automatic d
of documents and information
to comply can result in ;
including dismissal or st
pleadings.
Dated: 2-20-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUI
By: Con
Dep


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, F
Case No. 25 2006 CA 01
WAUCHLA STATE BANK
a banking corporation unde
of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY VILLARREAL, BILLY
JANICE HILL, his wife and
CCR PARTNERS G.R
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE PURS
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pui
'Final Judgment of Foreclosi
February 21, 2007, in the abe
cause. I will sell to the hig
'best bidder for cash at the rN
of the Hardee County Cour
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:0(
the 21st day of March, 200
lowing described property s
the order of Final Judi
Foreclosure:

Parcel B:
The South 150 feet of tl
150 feet of the E 1/2 of S
NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Se
Township 34 South, Ra
East, Hardee County,
Less and Except, the East
thereof for road right-of-v
Less and Except, the Sc
feet thereof.

If you are a person with a
who needs any accommo
order to participate in this
ing, you are entitled, at no ci
to the provision of certain a
Please contact the Office of
Administrator, (863) 534-46
two (2) working days of yo
of this Notice of Sale; if you
ing or voice impaired, call
534-7777 or Florida Rela
711.

Dated this 21 day of Februa
B. HUGH
Cli
By: Con
De


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT'
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, I
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 252007CP0(
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HORACIO ENRIQUE SUARI
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDIT(
TO ALL PERSONS
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
THE ABOVE ESTATE
The administration of thi
HORACIO ENRIQUE
deceased, is pending in
Court for Hardee Count'
Probate Division, the a
which is 417 West Ma
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
and addresses of the pers
tentative and the personal
tative's attorney are set for


ALL INTERESTED PER!
NOTIFIED THAT:
SAll creditors of the dec
other persons having
demands against decedei
on whom a copy of this
served within three month
date of the first publicati
notice must file their claim
Court, WITHIN THE LATER
MONTHS AFTER THE DA1
FIRST PUBLICATION
NOTICE OR THIRTY DA'
THE DATE OF SERVICE O
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of thi
and persons having
demands against the est
decedent must file their c
this court WITHIN THREI
AFTER THE DATE OF T
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO F


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JV Split Opening Games Drinking Water Safe


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity
Wildcats got their season going
with a pair of baseball games last
week.
In the opener at Lake Placid, the
junior 'Cats lost 6-5 when time was
called. At Frostproof, they won 10-
5.


SThis week there were a pair of
an action
and that games. Tuesday's was the first in a
a copy of double-header against visiting
y, to it on Avon Park. The JV played at 4:30
address is before the varsity squads went at it
i, FL on or at 7 p.m. Results were unavailable
d file the at press time.
uite 202 Tomorrow (Friday), Hardee
e service hosts the junior Bulldogs of DeSoto
ely there- in a 6 p.m. match-up.
fault may Next week, there is another home
the relief double-header on Tuesday, this
time against Sebring, with the JV
are avail- game set for 4 p.m. Then, it's a
uit Court's break until Monday, March 12,
tse docu- when the junior Bulldogs of
Frostproof come to call for a 6 p.m.
rk of the game.
*d of your At Lake Placid, coaches John
file Notice
Floridac Sharp and Dan Barnett used pitch-
amily Law ers Tyler Cobb and Conner Davis.
rs in this Soph Brek McClenithan laced a
e address single past first base to be the only
e. baserunner in the first inning. Lake
, Florida Placid put three runs on the board
procedure, in a combination of walks, hits and
disclosure
in. Failure sacrifices. A fourth batter was out
sanctions, trying to come home.
riking of It was a silent second stanza from
both squads, but Hardee got going
in the top of the third. Cobb singled
IT COURT to right, Carson Davis walked and a
nie Coker Conner Davis sacrifice moved both
nie Coker
puty Clerk runners along. McClenithan
2:22-3:1 slapped another hit and scored both
teammates. He was left at third
OF THE when the third out occurred. Lake
r IN AND Placid put one run on the board to
LORIDA make it a 4-2 game.
00 586 The junior Wildcats forged ahead
in the top of the fourth. With two
?r the laws outs, Cobb singled and the Davis
twins got aboard on an error and a
walk. The third McCleniihan hit
scored Cobb and a Josh Rodgers hit
HILL and to left brought Carson and Conner
UNIFUND both home. Hardee led 5-4.
It was three up, three down in the
bottom of the fourth and top of the
UANT fifth. In the home half of the fifth,
Lake Placid managed to tie the
rsuant to a score on a walk, error and sacrifice.
ure, dated Hardee went quietly in the top of
ove styled the sixth with just three batters. In
ghest and the bottom of the inning, which
rth Doorue in proved to be the last, Lake Placid
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17, the fol- 6-5 victory.
;et forth in At Frostproof on Wednesday,
gment of Sharp gave Adam Cartwright,
Dustin Maddox and closer Kody
Porter each a turn in the 10-5 win.
Again, Hardee started slowly. A
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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
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couple of walks, an error and a
fielder's choice plated a pair of
Bulldogs. In the second inning,
Hardee got one run back when
Cartwright singled, went to second
on a Michael Dixon sacrifice and
raced home on a Tony Martinez hit.
It was 2-1, for just a few moments,
as Frostproof put another run on the
board with a walk and single.
Hardee got that run back in the
top of the third when Conner Davis
walked, McClenithan doubled and
Nick Battles singled to left. It was
3-2. Frostproof left the bases
jammed when a pop-up to the
pitcher ended that threat.
Hardee evened the game 3-3 in
the top of the fourth. Maddox drew
a walk but was out at second on a
Dixon hit. He, in turn, was out on a
Martinez fielder's choice. Martinez
came home on back-to-back singles
by the Davis twins.
Frostproof got its final pair of tal-
lies in the home half of the fourth
on an error, walk, sacrifice, single
and double. It was 5-3.
Hardee went to work in the top of
the fifth. With one down, Battles
singled and Rodgers doubled.
Dixon was hit by a pitch. All three
scored as walks and hits moved
them along. It was 6-5. The
Bulldogs went four up, three down,


without scoring.
Hardee added two more runs in
the sixth inning. McClenithan sin-
gled, Cobb doubled. Both came
home on a Marcus Chancey hit and
Josh Rickett sacrifice. It was 8-5.
Again, Frostproof went down in
order.
In the top of the seventh inning,
Hardee added a pair of insurance
scores. Dixon walked, as did
Charlie Powell, but he was out on a
fielder's choice. Kendall Mink sin-
gled. Dixon and Mink crossed
home plate on a Rickett sacrifice
and McClenithan hit.
When Frostproof went down on a
pair of strikeouts and a ground-out,
Hardee claimed the victory.
Sharp was pleased with the start
of the season. "Brek has been hit-
ting well," he said of the sopho-
more batting leader with five hits
and four RBIs in the two games.
"The freshmen have put up some
impressive stats, but they have a lot
to learn and that's why we're here.
The older guys, McClenithan,
Rodgers, Dixon have to be leaders.
We've got a young team, perhaps
the youngest we've had with a lot
of freshmen. There's potential and
we have to prepare them for the
varsity level," concluded Sharp.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An error in obtaining lab results
on water systems at Resthaven and
FINR does not cause any problems
for residents.
Andy Maddox, who monitors the
water systems for both the adult
congregate living center and the
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation which treats brain-
injured people, provided required
notices recently.
He said Resthaven's water sup-
ply is tested regularly for organic,
inorganic, volatile organic and
second synthetic manmade organ-
ics. Usually, they are done on a
three-year cycle. These particular
tests will be redone every quarter.
Recently the state Department of
Environmental Protection added
tests to those required, splitting out
the gross alpha, uranium, radium
226 and uraniuim 228 from other
tests. When the samples for these
Resthaven and FINR were sent to
the lab, it did not understand the
rule changes about separate para-
meters for those radiological sub-


AIL


Letter To The Editor

Pioneer Park Food Booth

Helps Kids In Hospitals


Dear Editor:
When my son Todd was 12 he
was diagnosed with having defec-
tive heart valves, which came from
birth. We were told that he would
need open heart surgery. When he
was 13 in January 2004 the condi-
tion worsened. We went in for
surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in
Tampa. They. repaired the valves,
and he was home in a couple of
weeks.
Two weeks later the doctors
decided another surgery would be
needed. He went in for an emer-
gency surgery to do "The Ross"
procedure in March of 2004. At that
time we stayed in the hospital for
six weeks because of his unstable
condition
During our stay at St. Joseph's
Hospital we came face to face with
many needs. Some families who
stayed with their children were
faced daily with financial needs.
You're torn between staying with
your children or your financial
responsibilities. We also noticed
that the children had many needs.
They wanted things to keep them
busy while they were recovering.
People donated a lot of things for
the younger children, and they
seemed to forget the older children
like Todd.
Once we returned home we
expressed our concerns to our fam-
ily and friends. Through their sup-
port we decided to have fundraisers
to help support the children and
their families in need. The first year


we raised $3,000 and took DVD
players, video games, movies,
board games, toys, etc. Money
donations were also given to the
families.
On the day of the trip to take
over the items, my husband's
friends unexpectedly came over
and wanted to help. They rode their
motorcycles over as a benefit run
for the children, which became an
annual tradition.
In September 2004 and August
2005 my sister's granddaughters,
Ireland and Alexis, were both born
with life-threatening conditions
which caused them to stay at the
hospital for weeks.
After this experience our second
year of fundraisers we raised
$9,000. We helped The Ronald
McDonald House in Tampa build a
new library. Money donations were
also given to the children and their
families.
This year with the help of the
community, we hope to help more
children and families at St. Joseph's
Hospital.
We would like to thank all the
volunteers at Pioneer Park Days at
our food booth on Lot L. We would
also like to thank the local busi-
nesses for their time and donations,
which make all of this possible.
The booth sells hamburgers,
cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausage
dogs, beans, cornbread, etc.
Ervin and Paula Bodiford
Wauchula


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Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock

Valentine's Day at Brookside Z Golf Tournament was held at
Bluff was devoted to sweet treats. Brookside Bluff. Linda Burns was
Peanut butter-banana, Mudslide the tournament director. Roy
and Key lime pies were on the Kincade assisted her.
menu as well as cream puffs, This was a tournament for
coconut cake and strawberry short- Brookside Bluff residents and 100
cake. Flo Padernos prepared these people participated. Two teams
desserts with the assistance of were formed with the "A team
Joanne Hamilton, Janet Young, wearing white and the "Z" team
Linda Burns and Sue Fay. wearing red. Prizes and fee refunds
After dessert, Terry Connolly were awarded based on scores. The
entertained the residents. This ver- "Z" team was the champion in a
satile guitarist performed numerous close contest.
songs featuring Irish Folk, Top Dinner was served to participants
Forty, Country, Rock' n Roll and and their spouses. The dinner con-
Show tunes. My favorites were sisted of chicken parmesan, a salad
"Danny Boy" and "The Music of bar and bread. Strawberry short-
the Night" from "The Phantom of cake and New York cheesecake
the Opera." The evening was quite were served for dessert. This
enjoyable. promises to be a highlight of the
On Feb. 7, the first annual "A to golf season for participants.












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The Z Team, winners of the golf tourney.

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Wauchula, FL 33873
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-02
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and
thereafter Ordinance number 2007-02 will be presented to the
City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City
Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 12th
day of March, 2007, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed
Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126
South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO
THE BUDGET FOR THE 2006-2007 FISCAL YEAR
PURSUANT TO SECTION 166.2411 AND 200.065,
FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended,
the City Commission hereby advises that if any interested person
decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will
need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does
not discriminate upon the basis ofany individual's disability sta-
tus. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone
requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the
Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873 3:1c


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stances.
Because that was overlooked,
these tests have to be done once
every quarter for 2007. Results will
continue to be included in each
facility's annual consumer confi-
dence report, said Maddox, who
explained that the results were not
bad, just not available.
He said that all water has trace
elements of many minerals and
substances, such as nitrites, nitrates
and bacteria, in it. It is only when
these exceed maximum standards
that there is concern.
Surface water has a lot more con-
taminants because of runoff from
roads and adjacent properties.
Water filters itself naturally as it
seeps through to the aquifer, so
well water is generally safer than
surface waters.
There are five kinds of water
assessment, depending on the
amount of its use, from churches,
day care centers, and municipal
water systems have increasingly
stringent testing systems to ensure
safe drinking water for its users.
Those with any questions can
call Maddox at 863-781-1976.












In Business
By Brett Jarnagin


HOMESTYLE DINING "Nobody feeds ya like Granny feeds ya!"
is the motto of the newest addition to Wauchula's dining scene.
Granny Graham's. owned by Mandy and Wayne Graham, both of
Wauchula, will open on Monday. It can be found at 116 N. Fourth Ave., and
will feature country home cooking and homemade specialty desserts.


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Mandy Graham stands proudly in front of her new restaurant in
downtown Wauchula.
"I had always wanted to start my own restaurant, and I guess one day
I got a wild hair and decided that I should go for it," says co-owner Mandy
Graham.
She started working on getting things ready to open the restaurant


Prostate Cancer Education

Support Group Meets March 19


The American Cancer Society
Highlands Unit is offering a "Man
to Man" prostate cancer education
and support program for men deal-
ing with prostate cancer. The next
meeting will be held Monday,
March 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
at Fairway Pines, 5959 Sun 'n


Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
Man to Man is designed to edu-
cate and support men facing
prostate cancer by providing them
with an opportunity to talk openly
with each other and with health
care professionals about their con-
cerns.
The program provides a forum
for men to learn about diagnosis
and treatment options through pre-
sentations, written materials and
videos, as well as to offer each
other support and encouragement.
There is no charge for the program.
For more information please con-
tact the American Cancer Society at
941-365-2858 ext. 37.


The staff of Executive Title Insurance Services Inc. in their close;
ing room. They are (from left) Kim Midgett, vice president of the
company; Julie Watson, branch manager; and Pam Cornelius,
researcher.
are no liens on a property, or monetary deductions from its total worth.
In addition to the company change, the business will be undergoing a
slight remodeling, putting in new carpeting and tiles.
The title company has also expanded the office to Main Street, taking
over what once was Brooke Insurance. "We believe that being out on Main
Street will enhance our image in the community," said Julie Watson, branch
manager. Its address is 107 E. Main St.
Watson and Pam Cornelius, both former employees of Hardee County
Title, have stayed on to continue working with Executive Title Insurance
Services Inc. Together they have 22 years worth of experience in the title
business.
"We are really excited about expanding our family into the Hardee
County area to better serve the people here," Watson said.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
Jarnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.


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Blood fights infection & disease, and helps heal wounds?
There is no substitute for human blood?

Come help us by donating your blood
on Saturday, March 3rd
on the corner of 7th & Main in Heritage Park.
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INVITATION TO B10
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA



The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred
to as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide burials or cremations of
Hardee County Indigents as specified in the Scope of Services of this Invitation to Bid.
Sealed BIDS will be received at:

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until Thursday., 2:00 P.M. local time, March 22,.2007, at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS
received after the time specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863)773-0322. Bidders
shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered.
Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be accepted under any
circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the bidder.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID BURIAL/
CREMATION OF HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENTS. Bid will be awarded by the Board of
* County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior
to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not
extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.



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Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 3:1c


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around a year ago, and has been preparing the building since October to get
Granny Graham's up and running.
"Our restaurant is simple. We want our customers to feel like they are
at home at their grandma's house, since her cooking was always the best,"
said Graham. "The name even comes from my husband Anthony's mom/'
she added.
The Southern-style restaurant will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
from Sunday to Thursday, and from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Sunday through Thursday, and supper
will be added to the menu on Fridays.
Graham said she will be having Friday-night specials, like fried catfish.
And for those with a sweet tooth, the restaurant offers several homemade
desserts like Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake, Miss Winnie's Key
Lime Pie and Mom's Earthquake Cake.
"We want to give our customers that at-home feel so they are comfort-
able in our family restaurant," said Wayne Graham.
BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS Hardee County Title & Abstract
Co. is no more.
It has formally changed over to Executive Title Insurance Services
Inc., the largest title company in Southwest Florida. The company has 12
"closing" offices in the region, with operations in areas such as Sarasota and
Cape Coral.
A title office focuses on real estate closings, searches of property
records and research of a property's history. The staff makes sure that there


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(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, March 1, 2007


Palmer Prefers Princeton


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Within six months, there's a lot
of changes coming for Hardee
Wildcat quarterback Weston
Palmer.
One of the Class of 2007 valedic-
torians, Palmer has made his colle-
giate choice. In August, he will
become part of the Princeton Tigers
football team and a freshman at the
Ivy League school in New Jersey.
Once considering Yale, Palmer
returned from a trip to Princeton
with his mind made up. "I liked it
better. The people on the campus
are down to earth. It's more like
Wauchula. I had the opportunity to
visit with a couple of pre-med stu-
dents, one of them a football play-
er, so I got a pretty good idea what
I'm facing," said Palmer as he
accepted the challenge.
Tiger Head Coach Roger Hughes
and Palmer had a long weekend,
with potential plans for Palmer to
play almost immediately as a
defensive back. "It's a pretty good
opportunity and will give me the
education I want," commented
Palmer.
The choices were almost wide
open for Palmer, a three-sport ath-
lete besides keeping top grades. He
has excelled in baseball and basket-
ball as well as football and also
enjoys hunting and fishing in his
"spare time."
Asked how he found any spare
time with his heavy schedule of
Advanced Placement and Dual
Enrollment classes, Palmer said it
was probably better for him to be
busy. "If you have two hours to do
something, you get it done. If you
have eight hours, you may not get it
done," he said.
All of his coaches have applaud-
ed his work ethic and teamwork.
When Jermaine King, Olnel Virgile
and he were recognized at basket-
ball Senior Night recently, Coach
Vance Dickey said that no three
players had more character, work
ethic and selflessness than that trio.
.Palmer won the three-point
shootout in district championship
pre-game activities and placed third
at the regional championship pre-
game shootout last weekend.
He is the son of Steve and


Jennifer Palmer and has two
younger sisters, Savanah and
Summer. His grandparents are Dr.
Ernest and Gayle Palmer, and Duck


and Susan Smith.
seems thrilled with
his future athletic
success.


The family
his choice for
and academic


COURTESY PHOTOS
Wildcat senior Weston Palmer realizes the weather is a bit cool-
er in New Jersey but chose Princeton University as his next
football field.


'Cats Come Through With Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats opened
their season in fine fashion with
back-to-back victories.
After going 2-3 in its five pre-
season games, the Wildcat nine
started the regular season officially
last week with two very different
wins. It took eight innings to sur-
vive a Pirate attack and gain a 2-1
victory over Braden River on
Tuesday. On Wednesday, behind
junior southpaw Dan Timmons, the
'Cats shut down the Frostproof
Bulldogs for a six-inning 10-0 win.
There were back-to-back games
again this week. On Tuesday,
Hardee welcomed Avon Park in a
double-header, the JV playing at
4:30 and varsity at 7 p.m. On
Wednesday, Hardee greeted Au-
burndale. Hardee will also travel to
Arcadia to face the Bulldogs
tomorrow (Friday) night at 7.-
Next week is another pair of
home games, a double-header on
STuesday vs. Sebring with the JV
playing-at 4 p.m. and varsity at 7.
On Friday, Hardee will host the
Sarasota Booker Tornadoes in
another district game.

HARDEE 2, BRADEN RIVER 1
Senior ace Will Krause went
head-to-head against Pirates Vin-
cent Keen and Mark Monroe for
eight innings in this pitcher's duel.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Junior southpaw Dan Timmons allowed but two hits in his varsi-
ty debut. He faced 20 batters, struck out 10 and walked two in
the 10-0 shutout of Frostproof.


Although the Pirates scattered eight
hits, only one, an Austin Pearson
.homer, got any runner home.


Three ground-outs put the Pirates
down in the first inning. Weston
See BASEBALL 4B


Hardee Bowler Has Perfect Game


Inside, Palmer is a bit more relaxed as he talks to head coach
Roger Hughes about playing next year for the Princeton Tigers.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A local bowler had the thrill of a
lifetime during a weekend tourna-
ment.
Raina Bergens and three friends
from the Bowl Of Fun lanes in
Wauchula combined their talents to
win the team title on Saturday. In
the midst of it, she bowled the best
game of her life, a perfect 300.
"I'm just thrilled for her. In the
34 years I've been here, that is the
first lady bowler from these lanes
that I know of to have this accom-
plishment. We've had some men do
it. She's bo\\led here about 10
years and I'm really happy for her,"
said Bowl of Fun lanes owner Jean


Barwick.
"About the 8th strike, it began to
dawn on me that I could do this. By
the 10th strike I was telling myself
to be calm and do my best. By the
12th strike I was shaking all over,"
said Bergens Tuesday morning,
from her job at the Wauchula Police
Department.
Bergens bowls in a Thursday
night league sponsored by Superior
Floors. She also subs on Tuesday
and Friday nights. She joined with
Donna Yeomans, MaryAnn Combs
and Victoria Thompson for the
weekend event. The ladies were
sponsored by Bagwell Lumber.
On Saturday they went to the


team event, at Cypress Lanes in
Winter Haven where they took the
team lead with a total of 2993. It
was in the second game of the
series that Bergens had her spectac-
ular win.
On Sunday, they went on to the
singles and doubles competition al
Orange Bowl Lanes in Lakeland.
By the end of the weekend,
Bergens took the lead with a 662
scratch and total points for all
events of 2320.
There's another tournament this
weekend, where the local ladies
hope to secure their points leader-
ship in the Florida BBowling
Association.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Jeff Miller & Annie Jones

Anne Jones & Jeffrey

Miller Are Engaged


Dennis and Louise Jones of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Anne
Katherine, to Jeffrey Christopher
Miller, the son of Larry and Sheila
Miller of Snellville, Ga.
The bride-to-be is a 1996 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She earned a bachelor of science
degree in electrical engineering in
2001 at the Georgia Institute of
Technology, and a master's degree
in business administration in 2005


at the University of Georgia. She is
currently employed by Georgia
Transmission Corp. in Atlanta.
The prospective groom is a 1995
graduate of Brookwood High
School in Snellville, Ga. He earned
a bachelor of science degree in
finance in 2001 from Auburn
University. He is currently em-
ployed as an accountant with The
Quikrete Companies in Atlanta.
The couple are planning an Aug.
10 wedding in Norcross, Ga.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
MATCHMAKING
I'm sure you've noticed a certain TV ad that promises to putyou in
touch with "the love of your life" quickly and scientifically. You fill'buit a
questionnaire and let the sponsoring company match you with another per-
son who has a similar or complementary personality. Twenty-nine areas of
compatibility are researched and happiness is virtually guaranteed.
What interests me is the absence of any mention of character. The
assumption is that if two people enjoy the same music, movies, sports,
books and investments, they will also enjoy success in matrimony.
One big reason why the sponsors of this ad get so many to sign up is
the assumption by many Americans that if anything is worthwhile, it ought
to be acquired at once, especially if the marvelous tools of the computer age
are used.
The trouble is this: We can buy cars that navigate us through city traf-
fic. We can fly at supersonic speeds. But marriage hasn't gotten any easier.
Real success in life takes character, not just good looks and eloquence.
Only character will determine'whether you will put your own desires aside
in order to allow your mate to express herself. Only character will cause you
to love her when her love for you seems to have cooled. Only character will
reach out and encourage somebody who shows you no gratitude.
Make no mistakes about it. It is character that holds societies together,
not common interests, not education, not education, not psychological tests.
It should not surprise us that God lavishes His favor on those who
honor Him with lives of faithfulness.
"The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them
that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children's children, to such as
keep His covenant and to those that remember His commandments to do
them." (Psalm 103:17)


RUDY CRUZ
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Rudy
Cruz has returned to the United
States from an overseas forward-
deployed location where the soldier
participated in Operation Enduring
Freedom.
The 1991 Hardee Senior High
School graduate is the son of Rudy
and Virginia Cruz of James Cowart
Road, Wauchula. His wife, Yesenia,
is the daughter of Teresa Sanchez of
Starfish Road in Sebring.
The sergeant is a personnel
administration chief assigned to
Beaufort, S.C.
Operation Enduring Freedom is


the official name given to anti-ter-
rorism military operations involv-
ing U. S. troops and allied coalition
partners.
Active duty and reserve compo-
nent members from all branches of
the U.S. armed forces have been
deployed to support the war against
global terrorism outside the borders
of the United States.
U.S. troops served in south,
southwest and central Asia, the
Arabian peninsula, the Horn of
Africa, islands in the Pacific and
Europe.

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do, but
it gets you nowhere.
-Glenn Turner


COURTESY PHOTO
Michael Scheipsmeier & Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy To Wed

Michael Scheipsmeier


Joe and Rachelle Murphy of
Sebring announce the engagement
of their daughter, Stephanie Erin, to
Michael E. Scheipsmeier, the son of
Carl and Debbie Scheipsmeier of
Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Sebring High School and a
2003 graduate of the University of
Florida. She has earned a master's
degree in elementary education, and
is currently employed as a lan-
guage-arts teacher at Avon Park


Middle School.
The prospective groom is a 1996
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and a 2002 graduate of the
University of North Florida, where
he earned a bachelor's degree in
building construction management.
He is currently self-employed under
the business name of MS Builders
Inc. in Wauchula.
The couple are planning a July 7
wedding at the First United
Methodist Church in Sebring.


When the Krakatoa volcano erupted in Indonesia in 1883, the
sound was heard 3,000 miles away.


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Time: 9:30-1:00
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. Theme: "The Abundant Life"
. Luncheon $10
. Register for retreat at church
office
. Purchase luncheon tickets at
church office on or before
Monday, March 12, 2007


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5-GENERATION FANS
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COURTESY PHOTO
When fans gather for the Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. Braves games at the youth base-
ball fields with 5-year-old Jordan Sperry playing and her dad Wade coaching, there are five gen-
erations of Atlanta Braves fans. Sue Godfrey, 91, enjoys watching Jordan in her first year of tee-
ball. Gathered in photo above at a recent game (from left) are grandmother Carla Sperry, great-
grandmother Anne Terrell, coach Wade, and great-great-grandmother Sue Godfrey; in front are
Jordan (left) and her little sister Savannah. Besides enjoying baseball, Godfrey is a big NASCAR
racing fan. Her TV automatically turns to Braves baseball or NASCAR.


Growers Celebrate Hope


Roughly 400 members and
guests joined the Peace River
Valley Citrus Growers Association
staff and Board of Directors for its
annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, at
the newly renovated Turner Agri-
Civic Center in Arcadia. As grow-
ers arrived, they were greeted by
the board members and association
staff during a juice reception spon-
sored by Tropicana Products Inc.
The evening began with a feast
of chicken and pork loin prepared
by the Lakewood-Ranch FFA
(Future Farmers of America) club.
Following dinner, executive direc-
tor Barbara Carlton welcomed
growers and guests to the meeting
and introduced many of the citrus
industry officials in attendance.
Carlton stressed the importance of
implementing Best Management
Practices by updating equipment
and techniques through the use of
cost-share funds..
Congressman Vern Buchanan
met prior to the event with several
local growers and industry officials
to discuss issues pertinent to the
citrtls industry, which he also
addressed briefly during a short
speech during the meeting. The


' Dear Sweet Friends,


Congressman expressed concerns
for research funding, as well as the
completion of U.S. 17, committing
himself to representing issues fac-
ing local growers in Washington,
DC.
Outgoing president and grower
Hugh Taylor spoke briefly on the
importance of becoming a member
of the association. Taylor expressed
his gratitude to the association by
saying "the $2 per acre is money
well spent." He then passed the
torch to newly elected board presi-
dent, Rowdy Bateman of Bright
Hour Ranch, who, in turn, intro-
duced the keynote speaker.
Rocky Bleier, a four-time Pitts-
burgh Steelers Super Bowl Champ-
ion, offered growers and guests a
message of hope and commitment
as he shared the struggles of over-
coming the perceptions of others.
A man of only 5'9 1/2", Bleier was
not the ideal running back.
However, he excelled in his posi-
tion, making a name for himself at
the University of Notre Dame.
Following graduation, Bleier was
drafted in the 16th round to play
professional football with the
Pittsburgh Steelers. After only 11

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games, Bleier received his draft
notice and within a month was
deployed to Vietnam where he sus-
tained massive injuries to both legs.
Again, he fought against the per-
ceptions of others and began to
rebuild his life and career. Within
two years, Bleier was once again
playing football for the Steelers,
becoming a starting player and
helping the team win four Super
Bowl titles.
Bleier stressed the importance of
team work in any situation, defin-
ing team as "a group of individuals
with a common goal coming
together for a common purpose."
He went on to explain the value of
the commitment between the asso-
ciation and members combined
with trust as they work together to
build a successful team to fight
against the issues facing the citrus
industry as a whole. The strong
message offered by Bleier impact-
ed growers and guests, as they
learned their destiny is not a matter
of chance, but a matter of choice.
The 2007 Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association annual
meeting was made possible through
sponsorships by the following busi-
nesses: Platinum Sponsors -
Tropicana Products Inc., Peace
River Citrus Products Inc., Farm
Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA,
and TRB Groves Inc., and Gold
Sponsors Syngenta, Bayer
CropScience, and Valencia Har-
vesting. The cooperation of the
DeSoto County Commissioners,
the Turner Agri-Civic Center staff,
and the Lakewood-Ranch FFA
Club made it a success.
For information about Peace
River Valley Citrus Growers
Association grower and associate
memberships, please contact the
office at (863) 494-0061 or (863)
773-2644.

Libraries are reservoirs of
strength, grace and wit,
reminders of order, calm,and.
continuity, lakes of mental
energy, neither warm nor cold,
light nor dark. In any library in
the world, I am at home, unself-
conscious, still and absorbed.
-Germaine Greer


singing group, Ihe Uult State
Quartet, at its Sunday 11 a.m. ser-
vice. A love offering will be re-
ceived after the morning message
in song.
The public is invited to visit the
church at 210 E. Broward St.,
Bowling Green to enjoy this musi-
cal experience.
Victory Praise Center will host
the Journeymen for a gospel sing
on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to the church
at 132 E. Main St., Bowling Green,
to share in this event. Refreshments
will be serving after the gospel
sing.
Wauchula First United Metho-
dist Church is planning a women's
retreat for Saturday, March 17,
from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and urges
everyone to pre-register for the
event. Speaker Baldridge will
speak on the theme "The Abundant
Life."
Luncheon tickets, $10 each, must
be purchased by Monday, March
12. The retreat will be held at the
church Fellowship Hall. To regis-
ter, stop by the church office at 207
N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula. For
more information, call 773-4267.



Spiderman

Party Honors

Jared Fowler'
Jared Fowler, son of David
Fowler Jr. and Marie Pilkington,
turned two years old of Jan. 29 and
celebrated the day before with a
Spiderman party at his home in
Bowling Green.
The honoree and his guests had a
varied menu, including his cake and
ice cream.
Helping his celebrate, along with
his parents, were his paternal grand-
parents, David Sr. and Sandy
Fowler of Mulberry, his maternal
grandparents Larry and Margaret
Criswell of Wauchula and his
maternal great-grandmother Ree
Criswell of Fort Meade.
Also enjoying the party were his
sisters Amber Pilkington and Sonya
.Fowler, and brothers Nathan
Pilkington, and Joshua.and Jesse
Fowler, all of Bowling Green.
Several aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends also stopped by.


COURTESY PHOTO
Cleo Simmons, the widow of the late Rev. Emmitt Simmons, cel-
ebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 10 with a luncheon at the
Limestone home of Ralph and Jane Evers. Joining in the cele-
bration were her children: Anna Jane and husband Ralph Evers
of Sarasota, Arthur and wife Marti Simmons of Orlando, and
Jimmie and wife Trudy Simmons of Inverness. Also helping to
mark the special occasion were her two sisters, Mary Harley of
Lake Placid and Alberta Brown of Fort Myers, several grandchil-
dren and nieces and nephews. Cleo Simmons is accepting visi-
tors and cards at Manor Care, 5111 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL
34231.



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act of kindness shown to us during our
mother's recent death. Your out-pouring of
love to us only shown us what a wonderful
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

What a fine evening of dancing, music and singing we all had at the
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula last Thursday. Due to the
county fair, the turnout was a bit light, but still the Three-Note Band gave
us a top performance as though they were before a full house.
After their opening number "Memories," they did several numbers in
remembrance of great music composers of the 1920s and 1930s, such as
two of Indiana's best, Cole Porter's "Back Home Again In Indiana," and
Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" and "Up A Lazy River."
Then it was Vaughn Monroe's "Seems Like Old Times," followed by
several other numbers such as "San Francisco"; "Ramblin Rose"; and
Eddie Arnold's hit "Anytime." These made for some good dancing and
singing up until the break and snack bar time.
Our hostess, Ms. Darlene Henry, along with other friends prepared an
excellent arrangement of finger food for us to enjoy. The evening's door
prize was won by Darlene Thibert from the Oasis in Zolfo Springs. The
mystery number fooled the audience this time. It was "Honest & Truly."
The band finished up with "My Blue Heaven"; "Redhead"; "Lost";
"All Of Me"; and "Now Is The Hour." It was another great evening of
entertainment.
It was good to see all who were in attendance. Without an audience,
there can be no performance. It was nice to see our dear friends Don and
Fran Ferraro again here at the center this evening; they are excellent
dancers.
There will be no music and dancing at the center tonight (March 1),
due to the fact the Three-Note Band will be in performance at Pioneer Park
Days in Zolfo Springs at 6 p.m. at the Nickerson/Ullrich Building there in
the park. Please try and attend and support our fine band. You will receive
fine music for dancing and singing.
Our next gathering at the center will be next Thursday, March 8. We
hope to see you there as well! Love and good fortune to all.


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


A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Whether you want to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, it is
important to understand the connection between the energy or calories your
body takes in through the foods you eat and the beverages you drink and
the energy or calories your body uses through the activities you do. To lose
weight you need to balance the calories you use with those you take in.
For National Nutrition Month, held each March, the American Dietetic
Association says the most effective long-term way to achieve a healthy
lifestyle is to be 100 percent fad diet free and encourages everyone to keep
in mind the following key messages to help achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Get the most nutrition out of your calories. You could use up your
entire amount of calories for an entire day on a few high-calories foods.
But chances are you won't get the full range of vitamins and nutrients your
body needs to be healthy. Choose the most nutritionally rich foods you can
from each good group each day. Pick foods like fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products more often as they are
packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but are lower in
calories.
Develop an eating plan for lifelong health. Fad diets come and go,
and some may help you lose weight...at least in the short term. Too often,
people adopt the latest food fad rather than focusing on overall health.
There are a right number of calories for you to eat each day. This number
depends on your age, activity level, and whether you are trying to gain,
maintain or lose weight. Get back to basics and use the new Dietary
Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid for more information about food
choices and appropriate calories.
Choose foods sensibly by looking at the big picture. A single food or
meal won't make or break a healthy diet. When consumed in moderation
and appropriate portions, all foods can fit into a healthy diet. Learn how to
spot a food fad. Unreasonable or exaggerated claims that eating (or not eat-
ing) specific foods, nutrient supplements or combinations of foods may
cure disease or offer quick weight loss are key features of fad diets.
Find your balance between food and physical activity. Regular
physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness plus it
helps control body weight, promotes a feeling of well-being and reduces the
risk of chronic diseases. Sedentary people in the United States generally
move only 2,000 to 3,000 steps a day. Previous studies have shown that
moving 6,000 steps a day significantly reduces risk of death and 8,000 to
10,000 a.day promotes weight loss. How far is 2,000 steps? About a mile.
But the benefits for health and for weight management don't depend on you
walking a mile all at one time, but simply adding more steps through out
the day.

FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended February 22, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,878 compared to
5,850 last week and 7,119 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher; feeder steers 2.00 to 4.00 high-
er and feeder heifers 2.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 140.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 116.00-165.00; and
400-500 lbs., 103.00-134.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 112.00-195.00;
300-400 lbs., 99.00-137.00; and
400-500 Ibs., 86.00-110.00


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


Slaughter Bulls:


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 58.00-66.00.


SThanL You
We would like to express our appreciation to everyone
for their concern, kindness and prayers during the illness
and passing of our loved one.
The phone calls, cards, visits and food, as well as words
of encouragement were greatly appreciated.
May God bless,
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Palmer fouled off four strikes
before grounding out for Hardee.
Krause popped one behind third but
shortstop Tyler King was able to
get to it. Briant Shumard battled off
pitches but was out on strikes.
Pearson opened the second
inning with a shot to left field and
went to second on a sacrifice bunt
by Monroe. A fly-out and ground-
out left Pearson on second. Hardee
batters went down in order.
In the top of the third, Nate
Pittman sliced a shot up the middle
but was stranded. Hardee again
went down in order.
In the fourth, Pearson hit to right
field and an error on a Monroe hit
left one aboard when play ended.
Krause drew a walk and a Jacob
Benavides hopper to third was mis-
played leaving runners on the cor-
ners when the third out occurred.
Again, in the fifth the scrappy
Pirates got three hits and a walk. A
pickoff play took out the lead run-
ner, leaving the bases jammed.
Hardee batters were set down in
order.
The Pearson homer over the left
field fence opened the sixth inning.
A Keen hit to right field left him-
stuck at first base. Will Krause sin-
gled and was left on base for the
'Cats.
A ground-out, liner and pop-up
took care of Braden River in the
Stop of the seventh. Hardee bats got
going. Benavides fouled off a cou-
ple pitches before he was hit and
ambled down to first base. Jeremy
Hollenbeck came in as pinch run-
ner. Mike Hollenbeck beat out a
bunt and went to second on the
overthrow as his older brother went
on to third. Justin Painter was
intentionally walked to load the
bases.
With Cody Gullatt at bat, a
missed hit-and-run signal resulted
in a run-down at third and an out. In
the aftermath, the other runners
each moved up a base. Another
attempted pick-off resulted in an
error and Mike Hollenbeck sliding
home with the tying run.
With a 1-1 tie the game went into
extra innings. An error and inten-
tional walk set up a double play
which stopped the Pirate attack.
It was time for Hardee heroics.
With one down, Palmer hit to deep
short and beat it out. With two
down, senior Briant Shumard lined
a hard hit up the middle. Palmer
was off and running at the crack of
the bat and slid home with the win-
ning run.
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hurler Dan Timmons, in his first
varsity start, was sharp. He allowed
two walks and two hits among the
20 batters he faced, striking out 10
of them.
Hardee left Shumard, who/sin-
gled and Benavides, hit by a pitch,
on base in the first inning. In the
second, the Cats got a hit from
Timmons, who went to second on
an outfielder's error and third on a
balk, slipping home on a hit to left
field by designated hitter Jeremy
Hollenbeck.
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in the third inning. Will Krause sin-
gled, but was out on a Shumard
fielder's choice. Benavides singled
to deep left and Painter followed
that with another hit to left field to
plate Shumard. It was 2-0.
It was a trio of tallies in the
fourth inning. With one down,
Jeremy Hollenbeck singled, Palmer
was safe on an error and Krause
singled. The first three moved
around the bases on a Benavides hit
to deep right field and a Mike
Hollenbeck hit to right. It was 5-0.
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score in the fifth inning. Will
Abbott was hit by a pitch, moved
ahead on a Jeremy Hollenbeck sac-
rifice and- raced home on a Krause
hit. He and Shumard were stranded
when the last out occurred.
The Wildcats put the game away
with a four-run outburst in the
home half of the sixth inning. A
combination of walks, hit batsman
and Kaleb Saundeis hit combined
to bring Mike Hollenbeck, Painter,
Saunders and Carl Basey home
with the runs needed for the win on
the 10-run rule.


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Classifieds
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RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
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CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


Classifieds


HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
2:1-3:1p
L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


USED REFRIGERATOR $50. 735-1428.
3:13p


'97 NISSAN, $1,700, good condition.
863-781-4276. 3:1-8p


2000 CHEVY MALIBU, $2,000 OBO.
245-9277. 3:1 p
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars! 735-
0838. 3:1-29p
'95 BERETTA, $1,800, good condition,
Ray Moore 735-0747, new struts, new
front end alignment, brakes, rotors.
2:22-3:1 p


16' ALUM. BASS BOAT, trolling motor,
depth finder, galv. trailer, spare tire,
very good shape, $3,500. 735-0654.
3:1-8-p
When you betray somebody else,
you also betray yourself.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the highest bidder
for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.
1999 Kenilworth Tk ID. #1XKWDR9X1XJ814623
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday March
9, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State Bank parking
lot located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula FL.
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HELP WANTED
Budget Specialist
Salary: $30,550.18-$42,113.76
Wanted for the Hardee County Office of Management and
Budget. This is an advanced, professional position that is
responsible for assisting the OMB Director in the accounting
and fiscal management functions. This position will work
closely with departmental officials and the general public.
Must have knowledge of accounting principles, practices
and procedures ensuring that it is accordance with Florida
Statues. Must be proficient in the use of computer software,
such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Associates
Degree in Financial Accounting, Public or Business
Administration with (1) year experience in budget prepara-
tion or High School Diploma and (3) Three years experience
in related field. Submit applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Application
and complete job description posted on County website:
www.hardeecounty.net. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., March
9, 2007.


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

863-832-1984
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ASHLEY SECTIONAL sofa, like new, 2
years old, $900. 832-0013. 3:1 p
COUCH, LOVESEAT, end table, coffee
table, asking $375. Call Jennifer 954-
448-4256. 3:1 p


NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS at
Children's World Daycare. 773-4701.
3:1-8c
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING applicants
at All Creatures Animal Hospital. Must
love animals. Mornings Mon. Sat.,
7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Young, able to
work with animals and learn comput-
ers. Call 863-773-9215. Bring by
resume to All Creatures at 330
Hanchey Rd., Wauchula. 3:1-8c


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, DFWP, valid
driver license. 735-1300. 3:1-8p
CLASS A OR B CDL, dump truck dri-
ver needed, M-F. 735-1614. 2:22-3:1p
WAITRESS NEEDED experienced pre-
ferred. Apply in person at 116 North
4th Ave., Granny Grahams. 773-0292
or 781-3587. 3:1 c
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
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
11:23tfc


Short ime Job Bankruptcy Repo' Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVEDV* NO MONEY D.~1N
*Low monthly a ments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Mode ars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
ouseo HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.



HELP WANTED
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS
Full Time $22,36000 Part Time $1000hr.
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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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
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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


AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING; RIEAI ESTATE REAL, EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member ol Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corportion
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AWESOME & THEN SOME
Start the new year in this 4
located within 1 mile of Wauch
plan with cathedral ceilings,
fireplace, two car carport and
Offered at $350,000.
PRICED TO SELL! Overcome
Priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-ba
$45,000!
JUST ON THE MARKET
Larger home in nice neighbor
Bath with 2 Car Carport. This h
Stucco Construction with carpi
Price: $175,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
perfect place for horses or
Located on Tall Oaks Trail in t
motivated to sell! Reduced to
GREAT INVESTMENT FOR
INCOME. 3 BEDROOMS 1 BA
LOTS ONLY $65,000 WON'T LA!
BRING YOUR HAMMOCK! Imn
bath MH on 5 beautiful acres. F
es. Nice oaks and pines. Listed
PEACE & QUIET! 12 ACRES o
with well and pond. Great loca
your new home. Located south
price $179,500 Owner motivate
PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERY
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME W
ROOM 1 BATH APARTMENT,
LOCATED ON 1.8 ACRES ONLY


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
INVEST IN 2007. Escape to the quiet In these 40 Acres on
bedroom, 2 bath home, Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build our own dream
iula city limits. Open floor home in this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
ceramic tile, sun porch,
workshop on 2.5 acres. East Main Street
This remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home has highway
frontage on East Main Street Wauchula. 2.9 acre income
the obstacles with this producing orange grove. Only $160,000.
ath mobile home. Only
OWNER MOTIVATED! Everything you've always wanted is
in this 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home that comes with
washer, dryer, 3-sheds and an above ground pool with
hood with 4 Bedroom, 4 deck. 2-car garage with screened in porch. Reduced to
ome in Wauchula is CB & $57,000.
at and tile flooring. Listed
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
. This 5-acre tract is the Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
recreational purposes. $89,900.
he Golden Oaks. Owner
$72,500. TRANQUILITY AWAITS. Calm yourself in the peaceable
setting of this 5.5-Acre wooded tract. High and dry with
POTENTIAL RENTAL beautiful oaks. Located 3 miles south of Zolfo Springs.
4TH ON 2 LARGE SHADY MUST SELL $62,500.
ST LONG AT THIS PRICE.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
laculate 3 Bedroom, 2 This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
Fenced for cattle or hors- Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
I price $155,000. tile flooring. Listed Price: $195,000
)f Fenced Pasture land, TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
ition for horses, or build Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
of Zolfo Springs. Listed
d make an offers. HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE IN BOWLING GREEN ZONED
COMMERCIAL $25,000.
BODY
VITH ATTACHED 2 BED- COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
VERY CONVENIENTLY MOTIVATED OWNER! MAKE OFFER!
$198,500.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
DON'T MISS THIS ONE: This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and shed.
Also included is a stove, refrigerator, microwave & a new washer & dryer. Ready to move right in.
Only $58,000. Owner will pay closing cost!
EASY ON THE POCKET!
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot located in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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Classifieds-


IN NEED OFA PART-TIME person who
is experienced in writing plans for
management, social service pro-
grams, annual summaries, monthly
summaries, training implementation
plans and other related reports. In
Zolfo Springs, home for individuals
who have developmental disabilities.
Pleasant working conditions and flex-
ible hours. Salary negotiable. Call
863-735-2931 or 863-328-6006. 3:1-8p
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/CNA, FT/PT,
must be bilingual. Must have good
people skills, organized, and work
well with others. Send/Fax resume to:
Doctor's Office, 117 West Bay Street,
Wauchula. 773-2916 (fax). 3:1-8c
COUNTER HELP NEEDED, no experi-
ence required, "on the job" training,
apply in person only at Bay Cleaners,
205 E. Bay, Wauchula. 3:1c
CDL DRIVERS, DFWP. 735-1300.
3:1-8p


SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc


FULLY REMODELED 3/2 1994 dou-
blewide mobile home with 1500 sq. ft.
under air, on 5.14 acres, $158,000,
3436 E. Main St., Wauchula. Contact
Rita, 773-5662, realtors welcome.
3:1-29p
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,


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula area
group homes. Individuals must be 18 yrs of age, have high
school diploma or G.E.D. and valid Florida drivers license
(in good standing). Local law enforcement background
checks are conducted. Experience providing services to
persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
All interested please apply in person at
,114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, FL 33873
EOE/M/F/H/V F


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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NOW HIRING!

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 and
administrative staff. MS Office and QB experience a plus.
We're a Christian organization who 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.
Great pay and benefits. DFWP.


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REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


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See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Two adjacent residential lots in 18 acs. prime development.
Avon Park Estates are 1.14 ac. side of Bowling Green. Futur
each. Listed for $55,000 each! use is Highway Mixed
Residential lot measures 105x77 ft. $622,000!
Located in Square Lake, a gated, Ready for your new home!
deed restricted community in eady for your new home!
ret rtd community in 5 acre tracts in western H
Bartow. 45,000Co. Asking $100,000 each!
12 ac. secluded property on your offer today. Owners mo
Peeples Ln. Fenced on 3 sides. ed!
Zoned agriculture. $150,000!
Two-story 5 BR, 3.5 B, 2460 SF 10 ac. Valencia grove on SR 6
home on 10 ac. with pasture, 6" well with diesel power
home on 10- ac. with pasture, micro-jet irrigation and drain
woods & pond. A 4-stall, 30'x50' mlsoronts Moye R. $nd50 dr
building also included. $475,000! Also fronts Moye Rd. $150,00
Near Manatee County! 10 ac. Valencia grove with
RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful, well and micro-jet irrigation
wooded 52 ac. tract in SW Hardee tem on Mineral Branch Rd o
Co has easy access with dble road 66. $125,000! Great for homes
frontage. $780,000!
Beautiful home only minutesI
Frontage on HIwy 17 N. South of Beautiful home only minutes
Suncoast Schools Credit Union. Wauchula or Zolfo Springs. 4
bath home is located on 2.5
Approximately 3.5 acs. with 2 bathhome is ocated n .5
homes and 1 office. $1,100,000! with paed rd frontage. $350,0

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


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


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


LOST: 2 MALE HOUNDS, black/tan,
white/tan, tattooed. 735-0018, Alvin
English. 3:1 p
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


ANTIQUE PIANO mahogany finish,
lovely sound, $400.781-2600. 3:1 p
3/4" SLATE POOL TABLE, originally
$1,000, asking $400 OBO. 863-735-
2227. 3:1lp
Make yourself necessary to
someone.


DIRECTOR of EDUCATION
Director of Education needed for year-round school
program serving 52 female students in juvenile justice
facility in Bowling Green. Responsible for program
administration and supervision of staff. Bachelor's
degree and supervisory experience required. Master's
degree preferred. $43,000 and excellent benefits,
including 50 paid days off per year. Fax resume to
863-223-0268 or e-mail to hr(ahsainc.org EOE/DFWP
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KEMEN'S AUTO PARTS, INC.
306 N 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
Counterperson wanted. Please apply in person.
No information by phone.
High School diploma or GED preferred.
Drug free workplace Must pass Drug test.
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Sales Yard Forklift/Loader Operator
We are currently taking applications for a
forklift/loader operator for our sales yard. Duties will
require loading of company owned and customer
vehicles. Job may require periodic heavy lifting of
posts, poles, etc. Monday Friday work schedule.
Uniforms provided. Health Insurance and Retirement
Benefits after qualifying period.
Apply in person ONLY!
Florida Fence Post Company, Inc.
Post Office Box 645
Ona, FL 33865
EOE/Drug Free Workplace 3:1,


BUILDING OFFICIAL
$49,708.31 ($23.90) $68,523.45($32.94)
Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Enforcement
Department. Responsible for directing the administrative and
managerial activities involved in the planning and scheduling of
the Building Department. Ensures departmental compliance with
accepted polices and procedures. Must have knowledge of build-
ing codes, zoning regulations and community development plans
and programs for Hardee County. Knowledge of State and
Federal laws. Knowledge of all aspects of the Comprehensive
Planning process and requirements. Must be Florida certified as
a Building Code Administrator. Requires a (4) Four-year college
degree in the field of Business Administration, Public
Administration, Planning or related field. Complete job descrip-
tion posted on the County website: www.hardeepounty.net.
Please submit applications to Hardee County Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone:
(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Open until filled.
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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry Mikey Colding
Realtor L 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 Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
* 3.61 ac. 7 mi. Point area, FR zoning, hard road frontage, only $52,000.
Call Mikey.
* 19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Call Mikey.
* 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Call Mikey for more details.
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3-WHEEL BICYCLE, excellent condi-
tion, $200; (2) metal sheds, 8x8, 8x10,
both w/3/4" plywood floors, $400
each. 767-8822 2:15tfc


NOMAD TRAILER, 1988, 8x30, Wagon
Wheel RV Park, Lot 55, completely fur-
nished, $4,000 OBO. 804-245-3703.
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FOR SALE: BY OWNER, 5 acres, 4,
BR/2 B, w/barn & wrap around patio
$185,000. 781-2535. 3:1p'
35 FT. TRAILER, set-up in park withi'
room addition. 863-781-1398.
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1984 SKYLARK PARK model trailer, 34:
ft., fully furnished, Wagon Wheel, Lot
199. For appt. call 231-750-0883.
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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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Help Wanted
Immediate opening for a general laborer.
We service and install petroleum equipment and
related service mechanical experience a plus. Valid
driver license needed. Willing to train the right
person. Call (863) 773-2213 for application and
appointment. EOE DFWP 2:1
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Immediate opening for Scholarship child care eli-,
gibility/case management position in Wauchula%
office. FT with benefits. Must be bilingual, detail
oriented, have computer skills, ability to multi task,
learn quickly, and work independently. Some
accounting skills, medical records, or client case
management experience an asset.
Fax resume and cover letter to
Shujwana Lamy @ 863-767-1007,
or e-mail to slamy@elcfloridasheartland.org.
EOE, pre-employment drug screen.
Position close date 2-09-07. c3 Ic


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,-
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'
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Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following position:
Direct Support Staff
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941


for more information.


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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
7773-5994

SVery 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.
S10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs com-
Splete 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.
SWow 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. $75,000 now $170,000.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c13:


Classifieds-


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Roy Myrie,
Leigh Thomas will be sold pursuant to
warehouseman's lien: clothes, toys,
household items. Said sale will be at
B&J Storage, 210 N. 3rd., Wauchula,.
Florida at 10:00 a.m. on March 19,
2007. 3:1-8p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Tina
Souther, Matthew Alderman, DW Tatis
will be sold pursuant to warehouse-
man's lien: toys, clothes, household
items. Said sale will be at Bowling
Green Storage, 5020 Hwy. 17N.,
Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00 a.m. on
March 19, 2007. 3:1-8p


HAPPY JACK Sardex II: the odor-
less and greaseless way to treat
mange on dogs. Use indoors! TSC
Stores 773-3456. (www.e-stitch.com).
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BOSTON TERRIER, male and female,
vet checked, first shots, CKC regis-
tered. 863-327-7521. 3:1 p
WHITE CHIHUAHUAS, 8 wks, for sale.
863-245-7707 863-735-2200 after 7
p.m. 2:22-3:1 p
BABY RABBITS FOR SALE. Several
different types. 863-735-0673 after 4
p.m. 2:1-3:1p
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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LABORERS NEEDED
We are taking applications for plant
laborers. Must be able to lift 50 Ibs.
and work 40 hours. Overtime as
needed.

Apply @ Florida Fertilizer Co., Inc.
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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
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Vertical Roof (2-12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents.
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,


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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 Enlry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $20,295


- Meets 120 mph Wind Load
-Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated
Prices P!lu Sales Tax & County Frcs Photo for display ipurpo es


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC

l 877-951-2300
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1 YEAR PIT BULL/terrier and 6 dachs-
hund mix puppies. 863-375-4247.
3:1nc
FREE 20 MONTH old male, black/tan,
doberman; 10 month old blue/rust
female doberman. 863-781-1874.
3:1nc


GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc
My goal in life is to be as good
of a person my dog already
thinks I am.


0A 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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GRAVES


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ROOFING
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120


Walter braves
Owner


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DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 c13:lc
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Help Wanted
:Organix-South is a fast paced, natural products company.
,As we grow, we look for self-motivated and able people with
great attitudes who respect our environmentally-centered
yvorkplace and positive work habits.
'Bookkeeping Assistant/Customer Service Successful
candidate will have a professional and positive attitude, and
will thrive in a multi-tasking environment. Strong computer
skills and experience with QuickBooks necessary, proficient
:with all Microsoft office applications. Excellent communica-
tion skills and an upbeat, self-motivated personality.
:Production Assistant Job requirements include but are
:hot limited to having strong mechanical aptitude, lifting up
:to 70 Ibs, standing for most of the day, math skills including
-fractions and percent, and proficient reading and compre-
hension of English. Previous experience in production or as
-a line cook/chef preferred. High school diploma or GED
required.
Pay scale is based on experience. EEO/Drug free/Smoke
free workplace.
Applications being accepted at Heartland Workforce,
1016 South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL.
Or you can fax your resume to 727-213-9890 or
email to angela@organixsouth.com 31,8
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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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Good Shepherd Hospice

HOUSEKEEPER
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking a full-time House-
keeper to travel to patients'
homes in the Wauchula area.
Previous housekeeping expe-
rience, clean driving record
and reliable transportation
required. Apply in person at
320 North 6th Ave., Wauchula
or fax resume (863) 687-6977.
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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
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
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


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

Delois Johnson
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet
and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard, conve-
nient location close to schools and shopping. $155,000
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
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 somefruit-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.
4.74 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


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
OPOTUI ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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863.285.7381 Fax 863.285.7395
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Classified


10 ACRES FOR SALE by owner, paved
road frontage. 863-781-1469 863-
735-1668. 3:1-29p
15 ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $300,000. Quality Realty &
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.
3:1-22p
5 ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $100,000. Quality Realty &
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.
3:1-22p
2.5 ACRES residential land. Hardee
County, Lily Rd., $48,000. 941-953-
5296. 2:22-3:1 p


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-
3:1p
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


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal*
*Stump Removal* Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(163) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$75/Load
Fill Top Soil Hqrd Pan
Hardee County rej inl,
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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


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
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.

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 microjel. Listed for $24,000 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. $4,900,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


SBen Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


Realtor Associates


(941)737-2800
(863)445-0662
(863)781-0161


Robert Jones
John H. Gross


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
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40' FRANKLIN '03 triple slides, wash-
er/dryer, triple axle, shed, loaded,
Avon Park. Reduced to $17,000. Cell
757-692-4835. 2:22-3:1 p


3/2 BR D-WIDE, Mobile Acres, Zolfo
Spring, $600/mo. 813-857-2629.
3:1-8p
HOUSES AVAILABLE call for details.
781-1062. 3:1c
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


RENTA CASA GRANDE, 600/M.
Commercial Rentals, 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
2:8-3:8p


RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 2:8-3:8p
3 BR/1 1/2 B Wauchula, $700 month,
first and last required. 773-0166.
2:1-3:1p
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
I believe that the Good Lord
gave us a finite number of heart-
beats and I'm damned if I'm
going to use up mine running
up and down a street.
-Neil Armstrong on jogging


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


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Top Notch Mobile Service, Inc.
I WE COME1ITO YOU
2676 Chancey Road, Bowling Green, FL 33834
Office: (863) 773-3224 Cell: (863) 832-1923


* R.V Service
* ATV's
* Motorcycles
* Golf Carts
* Lawn Equipment


Ed Mueller
Owner/Operator


Licensed Insurance Agent
Life, Health Annuties
Lic. #P020840
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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


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


Jesse Sambrano


*** 01?>yf TME WEJK ***
Paradise on the 18th hole!! Come enjoy
this 2BR/2BA M/H in the Brookside Bluff
55+ community on a double landscaped
- ::. i i lot. There are various types of recreation
available. The Brookside Bluff is adjacent
.- to "The Bluffs" golf course. Call for
I Details. Listed Price $69,900 MLS 191814


Great Country living and Room to
Spare-Enjoy the convenience of a 4
bedroom 3 full bath beautifully main-
tained 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
Get Away Cottage-Under construc-
tion on 10 acres located in cottage
would be used as a guest home if new
construction is desired. Call for
details. Offeres At $280,000 MLS
190253
Don't Delay! Spacious Mobile home
located in Wauchula Hills on 100x125
corner lot. Nice clean 4BR/2BA 56x28
2003. Home with many extras, all it
needs is new owners to take care of it.
Call for more details. Price $96,000
MLS 188076
Good starter home in the country yet
close to town. No deed restrictions.
2BR/2BA 1992 Single wide mobile
home. Call for details. Listed at
$65,000 MLS 181320


Affordable Home in Wauchula-
3BR/1BA home on 127x100 cor-
ner lot. Good starter home. Call to
set up an appointment today!
Price $79,000 MLS 193145
Want Seclusion? We have the
home for you. Located in Zolfo
Springs on a 2 Acre tract. Lots of
pine and oak trees secluding this
well maintained 2BR/2BA home.
Restaurants and schools are just
across the road. A must see! Call
for details. Price $130,000
Good Starter Home!-2BR/1BA
Home. Conveniently located close
to schools and shopping centers.
Perfect home if planning to retire
or just starting a family. Asking
$125,000 MLS 189615
Must see-unique home with over
5,200 sq. feet total. Two separate
living units with 3BR/2BA, large
open kitchen with extra large
master bath in each unit. Offered
at $675,000 MLS 189303


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

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


*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
SWE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS I
E.RU (oT Contact After Hours
OPPORTUNITY 0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
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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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 & Lovestat sts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up, *
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tfc


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.
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*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & loth. $89,900
eBig Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*MH in Charlie Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
Frank Vasquez BrokerAssociate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate


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clearing, finish grading. Day 863-381-
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TROUBLE? CALL
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For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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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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advising or guidance experience preferred. Must demonstrate ability to
communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural and socio-
economic backgrounds. Starting salary range: $24,000 to $26,500 plus
a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, health and life
insurance, vacation and sick leave. Application deadline: 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center, or on SFCC's
Website.
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Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $125,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
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64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
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Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins.
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Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
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Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
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2596' under air sitting on 2.3 wooded acres. Custom built. Granite counter
tops, crown moulding on 10' ceilings through out. Back yard fenced
$389,900.
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(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.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $49,500.
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NEW LISTING -Tge3.1BR. 2B home Beautiful hurd,.od floors with
mother-in-lav, apt.. In town. $199,900.
NEW LISTING-86 ac .. Hwy 64 Frontage. acio,-s ironi Liltl C press, $1.3M
NEW LISTING--Briarwood, 4/3, many extras. 1/2 ac. Int. $359,000.
3.87 ac. Whistler Woods. Deed Restricted.
45 ac Valencia. $15 000 ac
Commercial- 4 Lots Hwy 17 $225.000 Boiling Green
18.9 ac. Ft. Green. C-2 Zoning. H~yv 62 Frontage. frame home ricl., $500,000.
5 ac. wooded. paved road. close in, b160 1320'. 15.1S ,00 per ac
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Clear conditions allowed field work to progress at a normal pace
throughout the week of February 19 25. Most areas received no measur-
able rain for the week. The danger for wildfire remains high across the
Peninsula areas. Jay and Pensacola received over a quarter of an inch of
rainfall. Most areas experienced some frosts and hard -freezes during the
week. Temperatures in the major stations were three to five degrees below
normal to one degree above normal in Pensacola. Daytime temperatures
were in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Nighttime lows were in the 30s, 40s, and 50s
with some areas experiencing at least one low in the 20s.
FIELD CROPS
Near freezing temperatures in the Glades area caused some freeze dam-
age to the leaves of sugarcane. Most of the mature cane was unaffected by
the cold temperatures with producers still expecting to process the cane that
was minimally damaged. Sugarcane harvesting continued in the Everglades
region. Both topsoil and subsoil moisture in the Panhandle is mostly short
to adequate. Soil moisture supplies in the northern Peninsula were rated
mostly short to adequate with a few pockets of very short supplies. Areas in
the central Peninsula had mostly short to adequate soil moisture supplies for
the week. Very short to short soil moisture supplies were reported for the
southern Peninsula.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week Week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 34 16 4 14 16 5
Short 33 26 38 31 29 16
Adequate 33 55 46 55 51 73
Surplus 0 3 12 0 4 6
VEGETABLES
Mostly dry weather allowed planting and harvest to proceed on sched-
ule. Producers used freeze covers and overhead irrigation to protect most
vegetables from the cold. The cold weather did not cause any significant
damage to vegetable fields last week. Strawberry growers continue to pre-
pare for the annual festival in Plant City which begins in early March.
Cabbage harvesting is gaining momentum as the St. Patrick's Day holiday
draws near. Producers marketed snap beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn,
eggplant, endive, escarole, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, strawber-
ries, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle areas, pasture condition is very poor to good with
most very poor. Water levels in stock ponds are up, but not overflowing. In
the northern areas, pasture condition is very poor to fair.with the poor con-
dition due to drought and cold. Cattle are in fair condition. The winter graze
and clovers are not growing. In the central areas, pasture condition varies
from poor to fair with most poor. Pasture grass is dead due to the extreme
cold weather of the past two weeks. The poor forage is hurting the condi-
tion of the cattle. In the southwest areas, pasture condition is very poor to

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fair with most in poor condition. Statewide, cattle condition is mostly fair.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 10 5
Poor 10 5 35 30
Fair 75 70 50 35
Good 10 15 5 25
Excellent 0 5 0 5
CITRUS
Temperatures progressively increased during the week, reaching the
high 70s to low 80s in all areas by the weekend. Moderately'cool nights held
back the bloom temporarily, except for the extreme south where the warm
weather caused limited bloom buds to begin popping out. Cultural practices
in anticipation of bloom are continuing in all areas including-fertilizing and
hedging following harvest. Applications of pesticide are also being sprayed
in all areas. Rainfall for the week was nominal in the complete citrus region.
The east coast is extremely dry, with only one tenth of an inch of rainfall
recorded for the month. Harvest on early and midseason oranges is down
for the second week, with some processors no longer running the earlier
varieties due to lack of available fruit. Navel orange harvesting, a primari-
ly fresh variety, is virtually over for the season. Grapefruit harvest remains
at about a million boxes a week, with roughly half of the crop remaining.
White grapefruit is primarily going to processing, while colored grapefruit
is being harvested equally for the fresh market. Honey tangerine harvestifig
is increasing, running over a hundred thousand boxes per week.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 8 6 5
Early and Mid oranges 4,273 2,584 2,012
Valencia 10 47 730
Grapefruit 1,426 954 1,195
Sunburst Tangerines 0 1 6
Tangelos 33 26 5
Honey Tangerines 114 123 149



On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis- of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Presentation of the annual report, Janice Williamson, 8:35 a.m.
Peace River Center, update, 8:50 a.m.
Agreement with Central Florida Regional Planning Council oh
Senate Bill 360 provision requirements, 9:05 a.m.
Potential relocation of Wagon Wheel residents.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish'
to plan to attend.


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Mar. 01 Boys/Girls Tennis Palmetto Away 3:30,p.m.
Boys Weightlifting Haines City Away 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 02 Boys/Girls Tennis Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Softball Sebring Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 03 Track Crystal River Away 8:00 a.m.
Mar. 06 Boys/Girls Tennis Booker HOME 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball Booker Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring HOME 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 08 Softball Avon Park Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Track Teams Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 9-10 Boys/Girls Tennis Heartland Conference Sebring TBA
Mar. 09 Varsity Softball Mulberry HOME 5:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker HOME 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 10 Boys Weightlifting Sebring Away TBA
Mar. 12 HJHS Volleyball Sebring HOME 5:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Frostproof HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 13 Boys/Girls Tennis Lemon Bay HOME 2/3:30 p.m.
Track Teams Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Palmetto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Palmetto Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 15 Boys Weightlifting Fort Meade Away 4:30 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:00 p.m.
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Poise is just one of the attributes judges look for in crowning a pageant queen, and these win-
ners certainly were poised Thursday night at the Hardee County Fair. Poised for mischief, that is.
Mrs. Hardee County 2006 Sophia Peavy (from left) and 2007's Miss Hardee County Summer
Hensley, Junior Miss Amanda Rigney and Cattlemen's Sweetheart Kyla Shiver were poised for fun
during the FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale, handling a night-long of royal duties with aplomb.



Braves/White Sox Vie For Lead


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As the season comes down to the
final two weeks of games, there is
nearly a tie in the lead.
SAs Hardee County Youth Sports
gets into its. final weeks, The
Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves and Lake Branch Dairy
White Sox are battling out. Their
game on Tuesday of this week
could make or break the season for
either one.
SAt the end of the last week of
play, the Braves had a 9-0 record,
and the White Sox were at 8-2-1.
Behind them are the Jack See
Construction Devil Rays, the
Hardee Fire-Rescue Yankees, the
Sunshine Foliage World Marlins,
the Elks Club Giants and the Scott
Hardcastle State Farm Cardinals.
Both games on Feb. 12 were
rained out.
On Tuesday, Feb.12, the
'Cardinals upset the Rangers 8-5.
Mason Block, David Hardcastle
,and Clayton Prestridge each put a
pair of scores in the book for the
Cardinals. Mathew Laker and
Michael Kujawski added one run
apiece: Elizabeth Flores, 'Johnny
Brown and Mitchell Allen were
stranded.
For the Rangers, five players cir-
cled the bases once each. They
were Joel Lee, Stevie Deanda, Ivan
Badillo, Erik Rentz and Jordan*
Turner. Joel Garland and Kole
Robertson were stranded twice.
In the Tuesday nightcap, the
Devil Rays upended the White Sox
9-8.


Jhett See homered and Kyle
Hewett both homered and tripled
for the Devil Rays. Armando
Cardenas doubled. Cardenas, See,
Hewett and Sarah Welch each
crossed home plate twice. William
Derringer singled and added the
winning run. Jose Valdiviez and
Ben Adams were stranded on the
base paths.
For the White Sox, Jessica
Bembry homered, Joseph Crawford
tripled and Ryan Moore doubled.
Crawford and Bembry were the
only ones to get all the way home
twice. Abel Villarreal, Litzy
Vargas, Taylor Graham and Moore
added solo scores.
In the only game on Thursday
evening, the Braves bounced the
Yankees 6-1.
A Dakota Altman homer, twin
tallies by Hayden Lindsey, and solo
scores by Cody Cumbee, Hunter
Scranton, Parker Carlton and
Altman gave the Braves the victory.
Tanner Carlton was left at third.
Wyatt Zeigler .was the only
Yankee to get home. Isaac Flores
was stranded twice, and Tirease
Morris, Carlos Camacho and
Zeigler were left on base.
SThe extreme cold cancelled the
Thursday late game.
On Friday evening, the Devil
Rays won 12-5 over the Cardinals
in the 5:45 game.
Hewett was a triple tally batter
for the D-Rays. Cardenas, See and
Adams added twin scores and
Welch, Desiree Ford and Jose
Vladiviez chipped in with a run
apiece.
Laker came home for the


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By B. Hugh Bradley
Hardee County Clerk Of Courts


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Destinee Jackson-Pace, Jesse
Santoyo, Will Roberts and
Gabrielle Allen hit safely but were
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
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Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School. .9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 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 .................. :30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer .................: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 ................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................6:30 p.m

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miertoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom...........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico ....................6:30 p.m.
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.
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 CHURCII
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Conun.
Sunday School ................ ......... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 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 BAITIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................6:00 p.m

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
English Service ....................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service.......... 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 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 Iall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday .................................... 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ......10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood................................ I 1:00 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 ...................... :00 p.m.
Thursday Service......................7:00 p.m.
FAITII 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................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ................9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service...................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups7:15-8:00 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.
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 .....................:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
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.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............1 I1:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL "
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHlOVAH'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.
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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: x5.t,
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:0 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.mn.
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.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCII
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I' & 3' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School ........................ 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer...............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
SMorning 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.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauclhula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1.. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ...........7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ......................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................... 11:00 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..............8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.... 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
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 p.m.

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

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

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship ........ .. 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & T.H. ........ 7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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


A couple,.called a neighbor to
extend birthday greetings. They
dialed the number 'and sang
"Happy Birthday" into the tele-
phone.
When they finished their off-
key song, they discovered they
had the wrong number.
"That's o. k.," said the stranger.
"You need the practice."
Life has given everyone a staff
and scale of notes. The song you
sing is of your own fashioning.
The world will listen if it's sweet.
They won't if it's bitter.
If your song is of the Lord, it will
lift others.
The Psalmist said, "He has put
a new song in my mouth...Many
shall see it, and shall trust in the
Lord."


Please Attend this Seminar


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H ow often do we receive notices opportunities to attend
special seminars? You've probably seen those glossy,
colorful brochures. H.o about "Peace through
Meditation". or "lip the Corporate Ladder with Yoga'"? Juggling
countless activities between home and work keeps us moving. We all
seek to better our performance and the pressure.
Keep the faith...literally. In Isaiah 26:3-4 we read, "You will keep
in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you."
As we go about performing our daily tasks, we can be enveloped in a
special serenity when we carry our faith in God with us.
Secular seminars are indeed valuable to our personal and
professional well being, but remember to take advantage of the
spiritual "seminar" at your house of worship each week. It will bring
you peace.


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It was clean-up day at the Rec
Hall again last Wednesday. What a
fantastic job the crew did. Charles
West, Winnie DeWitt, Audrey
Semler, Georgianna Mills, Joyce
Longueuil and Darlene Thibert did
such a good job I didn't have much
to do. Mark Herman cleaned the
grill like an expert.
Exercise time is going well. We
usually have between 10 and 12
people. We could us a few more. It
is really good for your health and
makes us feel better too. Come on
out to the Rec Hall every Tuesday
and Friday at 10 in the morning.
Roger and Peggy Moore who are
visiting Roger's parents, Ray and
Jo Moore had to fly back home
Monday. Peggy's nephew passed
away unexpectedly. Our condo-
lences to to them. We welcomed
them back on Feb. 21. Charlotte
and Claude Longueuil's son and
daughter-in-law, Tom and Joyce
Longueuil, have been visiting for a
couple of weeks. They will be leav-


ing to return to Michigan on Friday.
Welcome back to the owner of our
park, Tom Hopkins. He has come
down to spend a month or so with
us.
MUSIC
Ah, here it was Music Sunday,
Feb. 18, again. We all look forward
to it as is evident by the 101 people
that filled the Rec Hall. The musi-
cians enjoy it also. There were 21
here for this bluegrass Sunday.
Unfortunately, it had to be held in
the Rec Hall due to the cold. No
one's spirits were frozen though.
The 50/50 was won by Jack
Shanower, Harold Lake, Leon
Sumner, Georgianna Mills and
Walt Fisher. Merchant certificates
were given to Williard E. Burd,
Gary Catta, Don Stanley, Sharon
Lake ad Sirrae Harder.

BINGO
On Feb. 15, bingo was played by
29 people. The 50/50 was won by


COURTESY PHOTO
These fellows were the winners of the horseshoe tournament.


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


"There is no room for and there can be neither Greek nor
Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, nor slave or free man, but
Christ is all and in all (everywhere and everything, to all men,
without distinction of person). "
Colossians 3:11 Amp.
We are to be gentle and forbearing with one another and if one has a
difference (a grievance oi"complaint) against another, readily pardoning
each other; even as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also forgive.
Above all, put on love and let the peace of God rule in your hearts. Be
thankful, giving praise to God always. And whatever you do in word or
deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving praise to God, the
Father.
We are all the same to God and that is the way we are to think of each
other. If we look down on another person for whatever reason, we are think-
ing too highly of ourselves.
A Golden Nugget would be to see others as God sees them and have a
heart of compassion for one another.



Clases de Ingles

gratis para los

Hispanos todos los

Jueves, 6 a las 8 p.m.,

Wauchula Hills

Baptist Church.


Free English Classes Offered
There will be free English classes for those
who do not speak the language every
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wauchula Hills
Baptist Church, 615 Rainey Blvd.
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"Aceptamos Pacientes Nuevos"


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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


Lucy Bush. Florence Nadeau, Jane
Mellem, Mark Herman, Dorothy
Shanower, and Joan Newton were
given merchant certificates. The
jackpot was won by Donna Martin.
The jar keeps growing.
On Feb. 20, there were again 29
players. This time Larry Reid won
the 50/50. Merchant certificates
were given to Lucy Bush, Leon
Sumner, Larry Reid, Dorothy
Shanower and Donna Martin. The
jackpot was shared by Mark
Herman, Donna Martin and Lucy
Bush. Tom Longueuil won the
50/50. You guessed it, the jar is still
waiting for a winner.

GAMES
Horseshoes is getting so excit-
ing. We were finally able to hold
our tournament. Even though the
weather was windy and cold, it did-
n't daunt our players. A good crowd
also came out to cheer on their
favorite player. Patrice Christie
made salad and cooked hamburgers
and hot dogs for everyone with the
help of Howard and Mae
Whitehead.
And the winners were . .
Harold Lake, for the most ringers;
Wynne and Ed, first place; and
George Semler and Bill. second
place. How about those trophies!
What a fun day.
The shuffleboard is keeping right
up there with the horseshoes and is
going strong. I don't think they will
want me for a partner anymore,
however. I played on Tuesday and
gave the opposite players 23 points
to start with. Then, went on to give
them enough to win. Oh, well, I
might get another chance someday
just because they feel sorry for me.
Cards on Feb. 21, had three peo-
ple playing Phase 10. Winnie
DeWitt won the first game and I
won the second. Pokeno was
played by four people and
Charlotte Longueuil was the big
winner of the day.
God Bless and keep you healthy
and happy until next time . Inez.

Do you know what a pessimist
is? A person who thinks every-
body is as nasty as himself and
hates them for it.
-George Bernard Shaw


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CHAPEL
Chapel service had 155 in atten-
dance. This was the Sunday to have
testimonies from the Caring People
Ministries. The ushers were Nelson
and Jamenell Phillips and Jim and
Kathy Van Dyke.

COFFEE HOUR
Our park is really full, 195
attended coffee hour. Diane
Thibodeaux was our speaker. She is
from MASA and gave a very infor-
mative talk on all of their great ben-
efits. The 50/50 was for $70. Lots
of merchants certificates were
given out. The craft sale and snack
bar held on Feb. 17 had a big
crowd.

PERSON OF THE WEEK
Nancy Singleton is the chairman
for Shuffleboard. Nancy is from
Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada. She
has one son, three step-children and
two grandchildren. She retired
from Confederation College, where
she worked in adult education.
Nancy also takes care of point shuf-
fle, organizes tournaments and
works on the shuffleboard's big
fund raiser, the ham and egg break-
fast. Nancy has made her state ama-


teur status in shuffleboard. She is a
volunteer at Sunrise Acres in
Wauchula, a therapeutic riding
facility. She helps disabled adults
and children learn how to groom
and ride horses. Up North she also
volunteers for Meals On Wheels.
Nancy is a great asset here and at
home.

SHUFFLEBOARD
At the Sweetheart shuffleboard
tournament, the winners were: first,
Lou Faulkner and Ray Flickinger;
second, Joe and Linda McKinney;
and third, Jim and Kathy Van Dyke.
We played Avion Palms here at
interpark shuffle the score was
Pioneer Creek 24 and Avion Palms
12. At this interpark game it was
Ervin Williams' first time playing
interpark shuffle, and along with
his very seasoned partner Bud
Brown, they won all three of their
games. Way to go, guys. Ralph and
Marion Wine run the interpark
shuffle and they do a great job.
GAMES
Euchre for Feb. 13: first, John
Posey; second, Pat. Kenny; and
third, Rudy Houser.
Euchre for Feb. 16: first, Rudy


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Houser; and second, Lou Faulkner.
Bowling for Feb. 22: Bob Bellis
had the high game of 194 and he
also had high series of 528. Marge
Clouse had the high game of 221
with six strikes in a row, she also
had high series of 474.

COMING EVENTS
Today (March 1) we will have
our variety show at 7 p.m. March 3
is a parkwide yard sale at 9 a.m.
Also, March 3 it will be the Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa picnic
day at the rec hall at 12:30; that
night we will have a show by the
Streetlites.
On March 4, Bruce Nye, the
Elvis guy, will entertain us. On
Saturday March 10 we will have a
pancake breakfast and that night,
starting at 6, it will be our street
dance.
The Song Birds will entertain us
on March 11; they will also have
their ice cream sundaes at that time.
Playwright Alfred Uhry is the
only writer to have won the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an
Academy Award (both for "Driv-
ing Miss Daisy") and a Tony
("The Last Night of Ballyhoo").


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


Counseling Center of Wauchula


HAS RE-OPENED!!


Daybreak Behavioral Health of Florida Hospital
Heartland Division is pleased to announce the
re-opening of our Wauchula Counseling Center at
520 West Carlton Street


The Counseling Center provides individual, couples,
family and group psychotherapy. The Center also
provides community and professional education
to keep you informed about behavioral health issues.
Depression, anxiety, and stress are all treatable illnesses.


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Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot Trophy Winners


COURTESY PHOTOS
. Men's 4 Person Team: (left to right) Albritton Brothers: Ralton Albritton, Jr., Tim Albritton, Jeffery
Albritton and Talmadge Albritton (pictured with Tim's son, Wade)


Women's 2 Person Team: Debbie Gulliver and Lori Barberee (pictured with Patrick Brown and
Kaylee Barbaree)


Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot

11th Annual Fund Raising Event


On February 10, 2007, at the Double M Ranch owned by Charles and Mary Jane Matheny,
over 300 shooters participated in the 11th Annual Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot. Each
participant shot 80 clay pigeons at 10 different stations, either by shooting on 4 member
teams, 2 member teams, or as individuals. Refreshments and lunch were furnished in
the ticket price.

Trophies were presented to the following winners:
Men's 4 Person Team: TalmadgeAlbritton, Ralton Albritton Jr.,
Jeffery Albritton, and Tim Albritton
Men's 2 Person Team: Erick Rucks and Joe Nickerson
Women's 2 Person Team: Debbie Gulliver and Lori Barberee
Men's Individual: Blake Albritton
Women's Individual: Debbie Gulliver


Youth Individual:


Daniel Jones


THANKS TO THE FOLLOW NG SPONSORS THAT Fl NANCI ALLY SUPPORTED OUR SHOOT:

2007 Corporate Sponsors


Alarm Products Distributors World Wide
Crown Ford
David Singletary, State Farm
Dr. Barbara Carlton & Family
Florida Hospital Heartland Division
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Morrell, Watson, Spivey & Southwell PA
PhosChem Supply Company


Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury
D & S Cattle Company
Doyle E. Carlton III
First National Bank of Wauchula
Graybar Electric Company
Vandolah Power Company
Peace River Bectric Coop., Inc.
Swaine, Harris & Sheehan, PA


2007 Station Soonsors


Austin Growers
Benny Albritton Grove Service, Inc.
Candace Sylvia Preston, PA
Central Florida Pump & Irrigation
Coldwell Banker Am-South Realty
DeSoto Home Health Care
English Chevrolet-Crysler-Dodge-Jeep
Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc.
Farm Credit of S.W. Florida
First Capital Realty, Inc.
Florida Fence Post Co., Inc.
Hardee Ranch Supply, Inc.
Homes by Handley, Inc.
Jan L. DeBoom, CPA
Kenneth B. Evers, PA
Lambert Realty Co., Inc.
Max Water Systems, Inc.
North Manatee Realty, Inc.
Robarts Family Funeral Home, Inc.
State Farm- Scott Hardcastle
Transpower Construction Services, Inc.
Wauchula Abstract & Title Co., Inc.
Benchrest Shooters Supply- Allen Widener


Albritton Insurance Services
Burton & Burton, PA
Clifford M. Ables, I11, PA.
Chapman Fruit Company, Inc
Conley Grove Service, Inc.
Manley & Associates, CPAs,
Enterprise Fleet Services, Ir
Farm Bureau Insurance
Fields Equipment Co., Inc.
Flores & Flores, Inc.
Florida International Airport
Heartland Growers Supply
Jack See Construction
Johnson Harvesting, Inc.
L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
Mancini Packing Company
MidForida Federal Credit Uni
Pat Carlton Construction In<
Sevigny & Timmerman Eye
Superior OK Tire Store, Inc.
United Agri Products
Wauchula Stop & Shop- 17
John Stephens, Inc.


CF Industries, Inc.
Embarq
RFNR
Mosaic
Harvey's Caretaking
Jimmy Parker
Wauchula State Bank
Tim Spiller Grading, LLC


, LLC Brant Funeral Chapel
Carlos Bailey
Joe L. Davis
c. Jim See Realty, Inc.
JLC Farms
PA Emerson & Mary Jones
ic. Jan's
Merrill Lynch
Loran Cogburn
Pete's Pharmacy
Pioneer Medical Center
Reality Ranch
Patterson Welding
Metheny & Co.
Staton, Inc.
Manuel Citrus, Inc.
ion Safeguard Security, Inc.
c. Petteway Grove Service
Care Culligan
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Jeff McKibben
& Bay Johns on Wheels
Organix South, Inc.


Winners of the Gun Raffles were: Ralton Albritton Jr., J.R. Gough, Justin Page


A special thank you to the following:
Participants 4 4-H Foundation for providing lunch
Kiwanians 0 Key Club Volunteers
FINR for your generous support of this event
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Men's 2 Person Team: Joe Nickerson and Erick Rucks


Men's Individual: Blake Albritton


Women's Individual: Debbie Gulliver


Youth Individual: Daniel Jones


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Catching the ball for the Scott Hardcastle State Farm Cardinals were (in first row, from left) Mason
Block, Mitchell Alien, David Hardcastle, Elias Montoya, Elizabeth Flores and Russell Robarts; (in
center row) Johnnie Brown, Michael Kujawski, Matthew Laker, Clayton Prestridge and Rosi
Rivers; (in back) coaches Jeff Block, Scott Hardcastle, Denny Robarts and Jim Laker.


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;Dueling opponents for the Jack See Construction Devil Rays were (in front row, from left) William
Derringer, Armando Cardenas, Desiree Ford, Clay Hawk, Jose Valdiviez and Sebastian Estrada;
'(in middle row) Austin Garcia, Kyle Hewett, Jhett See, Ben Adams and Sarah Welch; (in back
coaches Jack See and Jackie See; missing coach Gilbert Garcia.


Coming in first for the Culligan Water Conditioning Braves were (kneeling, from left) Jax Ullrich,
Abby Clark, Tanner Carlton, Carol Allison, Landon Albritton and Jason Alamia; (standing) Hayden
Lindsey, Cody Cumbee, Hunter Scranton, Boone Paris, Parker Carlton and Dakota Altman; (in
back) coaches Jason Clark, Joe Albritton and Gerry Lindsey.


Running home for the Hardee Petroleum Rangers were (in first row, from left) Lance Bursler, Joel
Garland, Dawson Ratliff, Joel Lee and Erik Rentz; (in middle row) Alexx Brant, Stevie Deanda,
Jordan Turner, Kole Robertson, Cade Roberts and Darby Farr; (in back) coaches Lamont Lee and
Scott Farr; missing Ivan Badillo.


Handling chores for the Hardee Fire-Rescue Yankees were (kneeling, from left) Johnny Shelton,
Tirease Morris, Larrett Smith, Noah Valletutti, Wyatt Zeiglar and Joshua Ward; (in second row)
Kaylee Barberee, Carlos Camacho Jr., Keith Choate, Kyle Choate, Laina Durrance and Isaac
Flores; (in third row) coaches Dan Smith, Michael Choate, Shawn Durrance and Jose Flores.


Whipping most opponents for the Lake Branch Dairy White Sox were (in front, from left) Litzy
Vargas, Brandon Franks, Lawrence Walker, Trevor Walker and Joseph Crawford; (in middle row)
Jessica Bembry, Jacquez Campbell, Abel Villarreal, Ryan Moore, Marquis Delgado and Taylor
Graham; (in back row) coaches Kevin Moore, Dale Crawford and Wayne Graham.


Making plays for the Sunshine Foliage World Marlins were (in front, from left) Catalina Longoria,
Aaron Delatorre, Jaylon Ramirez, Zackary Richardson, Daniel Sambrano and Will Roberts; (in
second row) Zachariah Macias, Garrett Norris, Gabrielle Allen, Rene Medina, Jesse Santoyo and
Destinee Jackson-Pace; (in third row) coaches Ben Norris, David Allen and Tim Madden.


Getting home for the Elks Giants were (in first row) Jacob Rickett, Quinton Stone, Diana Olivar,
Lorenzo Farias and Ashleigh Adams; (in middle row) Alexis Melendez, Justin Herrin, Tamara
Griffis, Frankie Coronado and Chase Benton; (in back row) coaches Brandon Lambert and Randy
Benton.


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Minors Making Full Season


Coming around to score for the C&B Cattle Co. Yankees were (kneeling, from left) Alyssa Tatum,
Jennifer Aguilar, Cain Roman, Christopher Keller, Dalton Garza, Tucker Albritton and Justin
Newman; (in middle row) Seth McGee, Patrick Carlton, Erik Estrada, Tyler Helms, Ryan Ramirez
and Dylan Salas; (in back row) coaches Mark McGee, Jason Johnson, Wally Helms and Wayne
Newman.


Doing their best for the KMW Photo Devil Rays were (in front, from left) Mikey Heine, Jordan Ward,
Austin Walker, Adam Salas, Dalton Tubbs and Julian Galvez; (in center row) Ty Trammell, Jake
Pakovich, Timothy Perkins, Blake Crawley, Rusself Weems and Tyler Bragg; (in rear) coaches
Mike Heine, Keith Weems, Jose Carrillo and Layton Bryant.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Racing around the bases for the Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red Sox were (kneeling, from left) Marcus
Battles, Kenneth Vargas, Juan Martinez, Conner Crawford, Andrew Hagans and Brandon Powell;
(in middle row) A.J. Delarosa Roby Paris, William McClelland, Zachary Battles, Tomas Gomez and
Cody Spencer; (in back) coaches Justin Battles and Chris Spencer; not pictured, Kyle Stone.


Playing to win for the Vols Cubs were (in front row, from left) Kimberly Derringer, Quinton
Sanchez, Keifer Kedzior, Dalton Krell, Camden Metheny and Aaron Harrison; (in center row) Ryan
Ham, Bradley Brewer, Kendall Gough, Tyler Hewett, Cleston Sanders, Dylan Norwood and Aaron
Harrison; (in back) coaches Bobby Brewer, Tommy Taylor and Kenny Hewett.


Playing hard for the Pete's Pharmacy Athletics (A's) were (in first row, from left) Senida Garcia,
Ruben Olmos, Frank Farias, Trenton Armstrong, Austin Altman and Omar Alamia; (in second row)
Jose Gonzales, Colten Howell, Jacob Olmos, Marco Briones and Jake Deanda; (in third row)
coaches Ramiro Hernandez, Walt Altman and Raul Alamia.


Playing hard for the Pete's Pharmacy Athletics (A's) were (in first row, from left) Senida Garcia,
Ruben Olmos, Frank Farias, Trenton Armstrong, Austin Altman and Omar Alamia; (in second row)
Jose Gonzales, Colten Howell, Jacob Olmos, Marco Briones and Jake Deanda; (in third row)
coaches Ramiro Hernandez, Walt Altman and Raul Alamia.


CHURCH AND PRAYERS
Our church family needs a lot of
prayers, John Ellmon, Marsha Tim-
merman, Marilyn Castile, and Dee
McVeigh, Dale Brewer, Mike
Contra, Ron Heavenly, Ty Moore,
George McNary, Tom Hill Valera
Savieo, George Proctor, Denise
Duribage, Curt Johnson, Longan
Benton, Ken Long and Robert
Chambers, some have gone to be
with Lord and other have health
problems.
James Stallings gave us a real
nice doxology and the choir sang'
"The Beautiful Garden of Prayer."
The special music was sung by
Judye Mercer and then Dan Yuro-
vich sang a beautiful song also.
Here were 81 people at church on
Sunday. God bless everyone and
hope you have a good week.
COFFEE KLATCH
The 50/50 was won by Claude


Taylor and the gift certificates were
won by Glenn Berry, Claude
Deschenes, John Chambers, Marge
Page, Caryl Lauver, Frank Drust,
Clyde Anderson, Ivan Cassie,
Joyce Kaleita, Thanna Adams,
Mary Thomason, Walter Broad-
worth, Ben Bates, Kathy Vermeu-
len, Jim Scott. Anita Le'Blanc,
Martha Abel, and Cathy Crawford.


PROGRESS EUCHRE
We had fun playing euchre and
we had six tables. The high man
was Walter Broadworth with 66
points, runner-up man was Clyde
Anderson with 65 points, and the
low man was Ward Vermeulen with
49 points. The high woman was
Marge Luff with 68 and the runner-
up woman was Mable Smith with
65 points and the low lady was
Joyce Pearsall with 41. The most
loners was won by Shirley Swisher,


having three. Under the table was
Marge Luff.
BID EUCHRE
Tuesday, we had only five
tables. The high winner for the men
was Roger Bell with 203 and low
man was Herb Tessier with71. The
high winner for the women was
Joyce Pearsall with 177 and the low
woman was Dori Simmons with 62.
The man moon shots were by Earl
Bodary and Roger Bell with one
each.
Thursday, we had 4 tables. The
high man was Walter Broadworth
with 194 and the low man was
Francis Smith with 147. The high
lady was Edna Broadworth with
214 and the low lady was Joyce
Pearsall with 97. We had two men
having a moon shot and they were
Herb Tressier and Roger Bell.

SHUFFLE BOARD
Winners, of the in-park tourna-
ments, were first place Janet Brown
and Clement Chartier and second
place went to Fern Tressier and
Earl Bodary.
Thursday we had Avion Palms
over for shuffleboard park tourna-
ments, the women won 6 and lost
12 and the men won 7 and lost 11
games. We had a lot of fun with our
friends from Avion Palms and had
nice weather and we served them
lunch.


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By Virginia Merriman







10C The Herald-Advocate, March 1, 2007


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
SEdward Charles Kilgore, 42,
Zolfo Springs, and Ovita Anne
Klein, 38, Zolfo Springs.
Leon Bernard Forte Jr., 26,
Wauchula, arid Naomi Rebecca
Sumner, 21, Wauchula.
Markus Wayne Robinson, 23,
Bowling Green, and Judy Lynn
Roberts, 20, Bowling Green.
Kevin Wayne Coker, 41, Wau-
chula, and Lisa Ann Barlet, 39,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Allene A. Ornelas, dismissal set
aside, case rescheduled.
Hardee County Housing
Authority d/b/a The Palms vs.
Tommy Johnson and Mary Harris,
order for disbursement of funds.
MRC Receivables Corp. vs. Ruth
White Martinez, dismissed.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Carl King vs.
Francisco Badillo, judgment.
Erin Capital Management LLC
vs. Nancy D. Bradley, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Eddie
E. Richardson and Christoph W.
Wiggins, judgment.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
a/s/o Deanna Armstrong and John
Armstrong vs. Federico Mata and
Ubaldo Flores AKA Ubaldo
Rosales, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Martin Arroyo, giving false name
to a law enforcement officer, not
prosecuted.
Bettina Clara Barwick, petit theft.
probation six months, stay away
-from store, $315 fine and court
costs, 25 hours community service.
John Henry Browdy. domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Ismael Calvillo, domestic battery,
'not prosecuted.
David Terrance Green, using a
firearm under the influence of alco-
*hol or drugs and discharging a
-firearm in public, time served, $315
'fine and court costs.


Pedro Jimenez. domestic battery.
transferred to pretrial diversionary
program.
Benjamin Method. resisting arrest
without violence and giving a false
name to a law enforcement officer,
10 days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS). $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fee.
Roy Navarro Oliveras. posses-
sion of marijuana and giving a false
name to a law enforcement officer,
30 days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Antonio Ornelas Jr.. fishing with-
out a license, adjudication with-
held. $420 fine and court costs.
Jeffery Bryant Ramirez. resisting
arrest without violence, not prose-
cuted.
Marcos Rojas. disorderly intoxi-
cation, not prosecuted; failure to
pay fine on a conviction for disor-
derly intoxication, fines places on
lien.
Christopher S. Stokes. posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, adjudi-
cation withheld. 12 months proba-
tion. warrantless search and
seizure, drug abuse evaluation and
treatment, random drug screens, no
alcohol or drugs. $315 fine and
court costs. $100 public defender
fees. 25 hours community service;
possession of marijuana, not prose-
cuted.
Nelson Cenevil. possession of
drug paraphernalia and possession
of marijuana. 15 days CTS.
Jose Angel Garcia. possession of
marijuana, adjudication withheld.
probation 12 months, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment. warrant-
less search and seizure, random
drug screens, no alcohol or drugs.
$315 fine and court costs. 20 hours
community service.
Johnny Ray Harris. domestic bat-
tery. not prosecuted.
Rose Lee Jackson. battery -
amended to disorderly conduct. 30
days CTS and concurrent. $315
fine and court costs. S100 public
defender fees; violation of proba-
tion (original charges possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia), probation revoked.'
120 days.
Fatema Renee Mariner. posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
Jose Luis Martinez. domestic


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on Thursday, February 15, 2007, upon public
hearing, the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida,
adopted a resolution vacating and closing a portion of an alleyway located in the
Town of Ona Subdivision, legally described as: That portion of the 20 feet
alleyway located within Block 2, lying between the north right of way line of Oak
Street (now know as Badger Loop) and the south right of way line of the 25 feel
alleyway running east and west located north of Block 2. The above described
alleyway being recorded in the original Plat of the Town of Ona, Florida as shown
in Plat Bar A-26 of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
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battery, transferred to pretrial diver-
sionary program.
Fernando Mendoza, possession
of freshly killed deer during closed
season, 12 months probation, take
hunting classes, hunting license
suspended one year, forfeit gun and
antlers, $315 fine and court costs,
S100 public defender fees, $50
investigative costs.
Sarah Isabel Morales, trespass.
adjudication withheld, 12 months
probation, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
$50 investigative costs; domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Daniel Dewayne Noblett, disor-
derly intoxication, time served,
$315 fine and court costs.
Charles Nelson Rimes, disorder-
ly intoxication, time served. $315
fine and court costs.
Fashionette Antwane Stephens.
retail theft, adjudication withheld,
time served, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$60 investigative costs.
Clemente Mendoza Garcia,
domestic battery and resisting
arrest without violence, nine
months probation, stay away from
victim, 26-week batters interven-
tion class, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, $667 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
$50 investigative costs.
Mark Alan Andress, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of marijuana), probation
revoked, 120 days CTS. outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
Jerry Joseph Gannon. violation
of probation (original charge
assault), probation revoked. 45
days CTS.
Ancelmo Sanchez, giving a false
name to a law enforcement officer.
$540 fine and court costs. $100
public defender fees.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Nelson Cenevil, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), 15
days CTS.
Roy Navarro Oliveras, DWLS.
$330 fine and court costs.
Alejandro Hernandez. allowing
an unauthorized person to drive.
$330 fine and court costs.
Bobbi Pelham. DWLS. adjudica-
tion withheld, presented valid
license. $205 court costs.
Santiago Ramirez. DUI. proba-
tion one year. license suspended
one year, no alcohol or bars, DUI
school, evaluation and treatment,
$622.50 fine and court costs. 50
hours community service; no valid
license, $330 fine and court costs.
Esteban Diego Rodriguez, DUI
and no valid license, probation one
year, license suspended six months,
no alcohol or bars, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, $885 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 50 hours community
service.
Brandie Steiner-Barrington,
DWLS, dismissed.
Roberto Martinez Jr., DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Charlie Lee Rivers, two counts
DWLS, probation six months, $330
fine and court costs on each charge,
$100 public defender fees, $50
investigative costs, 25 hours com-
munity service on each charge;
DWLS-third charge, not prosecut-
ed.
Glenn Theadore Curry Jr.,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Lino Lopez, violation of proba-
tion (original charge reckless dri-
ving), probation revoked, 30 days
CTS.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Cindy Warren vs. Donald A.
Hughes, petition for injunction for
protection.


Maria D. Estrada vs. Kevin A.
Hodges, petition for injunction for
protection.
Jethro Anthony Davis vs. James
R. McDonough and the state
Department of Corrections (DOC),
petition for review of inmate situa-
tion.
Household Finance Corp. III vs.
Karen D. Timmons and Maggie
Timmons, damages.
Glenda L. Reed and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Amy L. Waters, petition for admin-
istrative child support order.
Stephanie Nichole Young and
Michael C. Young, divorce.
P.T.Y. Holding Co. vs. Susan J.
Martin and Christina L. Martin.
petition for permanent injunction to
clear easement.
Carl King vs. Jennifer Flores.
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Robert H. Nicklow and Janet K.
Nicklow, divorce.
Samuel Johns and Pamela Eli
Johns, divorce.
Shelia Hash vs. William P.
Baucom. petition for injunction for
protection.
Timeteo Tzun Poros and Concha
Morales, divorce.
Katie G. Kilgore and DOR vs.
Ophnie J. Auguste. petition for
administrative child support order.
Glenda I.. Reed and DOR vs.
Travis G. Waters, petition for
administrative child support order.
Debbie Sambrano vs. Thomas
Flores, petition for injunction for
protection.
Crystal Baker and William J.
Salmon, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Sylvia Stewart and DOR vs.
Wilfredo Santos. amended child
support order.
State of Florida vs. Clemente
Mendoza Garcia. judgment of
estreature of bail bond.
Maria R. Gonzalez vs. Guada-
lupe and Lydia Gonzalez. judgment
to clear property title.
Tina Renee Grice and DOR vs.
Christopher'Lowell Grice. order on
child support arrearages.
Midfirst Bank vs. Ronald D.
Woods et al. voluntary dismissal.
Patrice Baker vs. Angela Stewart.
Kelly Barber and Progress In-
surance Co., voluntary dismissal.
Clinton Artavious Anderson and'
Cristie Leann Anderson, divorce.
Ruth Calderon and DOR vs. Juan
Venegas, voluntary dismissal.
Sissy A. Camacho and DOR vs.
Tony A. Camacho, order on child
support arrearages.
Teresa Cunningham and DOR
vs. Brian Leach, order on child
support arrearages.
State Department of Environ-
mental Protection vs.)Lawrence A.
Fayles, judgment.
Lovie L. Thompson and DOR vs.
Maurio D. Thompson, modification
of child support.
DeShawn McMillian and DOR
vs. Alfred Bragg, modification of
child support.
Franklin W. Cook AKA Thomas
H. Cook vs. James R. McDonough
and DOC, and Monica David,
Florida Parole Commission, inmate
petition transferred to Leon
County.
Sandy Jean Staton and DOR vs.
Timothy Paul Staton, modification
of child support.
Andrew Griffin vs. James
McDonough and DOC, dismissed.
Michael Hines and Ashley
Earline Hines, stipulated dismissal
of petition for divorce.
Cesar Molina Jr. and DOR vs.
Conseption Luna, order on retroac-
tive child support.


Scott Meeks vs. Russell Garner,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
tor protection.
Cindy Manley vs. Wayne
Manley. injunction for protection.
Donna Mushrush o/b/o minor
child vs. Elizabeth Buffalo, injunc-
tion for protection.
Victoria Sanders vs. Robert
Sanders Jr.. amended injunction for
protection.
Kera Marie Bartolo and DOR vs.
Dan Anthony Bartolo, order on
child support.
Takeesha Nashell Ford and DOR
vs. Karlos S. Smith, child support
order.
Myrtle Weeks and DOR vs. Dale
Radandt, child support order.
Ninfa Gomez and DOR vs.
Timothy Page, child support order.
Lashim Lyons and DOR vs.
Darrell Lee Small, child support
modified.
Sylvia Outley and DOR vs. John
Mosley, child support modified.
Jose A. Cabrera and DOR vs.
Mario L. Cabrera, order on child
support arrearages.
Barbara Chavez and DOR vs.
Stacy Jean Gough, child support
suspended, arrearages set.
Juliana Page and DOR vs.
Timothy Page, child support sus-
pended, arrearages set.
Joanie Valdez and DOR vs.
Javier Valdez, administrative child
support order.
Diane Radandt and DOR vs.
Dale Radandt, child support sus-
pended, arrearages set.
Jane Brown Long Gause vs.
William Skipper Gause, old child
support order cancelled, file cloed.
Ashley Marie Kilgore and DOR
vs. Christopher Andrew Lee, modi-
fication of child support.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Vickie Marie Adcox, felony dri-
ving while license suspended, adju-
dication withheld, 12 months pro-
bation, no driving unless valid
license obtained, $495 fine and
court costs, 25 hours community
service.
Victor Bryan Jackson, burglary
of structure, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, NCTI school,
no contact with victim, $495 fine
and court costs, 75 hours communi-
ty service; grand theft and dealing
in stolen property, not prosecuted.
Demetrius Lashon Johnson, peti-
tion to terminate probation (origi-
nal charges two counts burglary of
structure and grand theft), proba-
tion terminated.
Fredrick Brian Johnston, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
felony driving while license sus-
pended, estreated bonds.
Luciano Lara IV, violation of
community control house arrest
(original charges burglary of con-
veyance and giand theft auto),
community control reinstated with
additional 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Christian Lopez, violation of
probation (original charge fleeing
to elude a law enforcement officer
with active siren and lights), proba-
tion revoked, 18 months communi-
ty control with same other condi-
tions plus get a job and complete
GED.
Ruben Luna, violation of proba-


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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1009 North 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEK "HALL OF FAME" NOMINEES

Superintendent Dennis Jones requests that members of the public submit names for potential
inductees into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. Nominees should be people who have made
significant contributions to their professional fields and who have attended public school in Hardee
County.
Letters of nomination will be accepted through March 30, 2007. The letter should include the:
nominee's name and address (or address of the nearest living relative if the nominee is deceased)
the approximate dates of enrollment in Hardee County Schools
a description of the nominee's accomplishments
the name and address of the person or organization making the nomination.
Letters should be addressed to:
Hardee County School Board
ATTENTION: Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There is no need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S. Boone, Mr.
John Burton, Governor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Leffie M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jesse S. Carter, Mrs. Exie
Cathcart, Mrs. Catheryn McDonald Coker, Dr. Sylvia M. Collins, Mr. J.W. (Bill) Crews, Jr., Mr. Michael
Crews, Mr. Standish L. Crews, Mr. Joe L. Davis, Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, Mr. W. Curtis Ezelle, Colonel
John Cecil Fralish, Mrs. Annie W. Hart, Dr. Harold E. Henderson, Miss Valda E. Long, Mr. John W.
Maddox, Col. Donell Matthews, Mr. Tom McEwen, Col. William Moran, Mr. Lawrence A. Roberts, Mr.
Bartley Sapp, Mr. L. M. Shackelford, Miss Ruth V. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs. Myrtie W.
Strickland, Mr. Dunning Terrell, and Reverend R. Perry Tomlinson
The recipients will be inducted at the Senior Honors Banquet where Hardee Senior High School's
graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade point average or higher are recognized for their accomplishments.
The seniors and their parents will be guests of Mosaic and the Hardee County Education Foundation,
sponsors of the awards event. 3:1,8c


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tion(original charges felony DUI
and felony driving while license
permanently revoked), probation
revoked, 90 days in jail.
Octavio Martinez, two counts
aggravated assault with a firearm
amended to aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, one year one
day Florida State Prison on first
charge followed by five years pro-
bation on second charge, stay away
from victims, $495 fine and court
.costs placed on lien; three counts
aggravated assault with a firearm,
not prosecuted.
Jesus Felix Medrano, violation of
probation (original charge aggra-
vated battery), violation affidavit
withdrawn, resume probation.
Jose Jesus Miranda-Perez, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
possession of methamphetamine),
probation revoked, 120 days CTS.
Monolito Stocking Ocasio, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
burglary of structure, possession of
burglary tools and grand theft), pro-
bation revoked, 120 days CTS.
Norma Virginia Rehberg, aggra-
vated assault, not prosecuted.
Shawn Curtis Rhymes, violation
of community control (original
charges four counts burglary, three
counts grand theft, grand theft auto
and possession of burglary tools),
modify community control to
include 30 days in jail CTS as con-
dition.
Whitney April Rowell, violation
of probation (original charges 15
counts forgery and grand theft),
probation terminated, unpaid resti-
tution placed on lien.
Roberto Velazquez-Cervantes,
felony driving while license sus-
pended, $495 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees, $60
investigative costs, 75 hours com-
munity service.
Ruth Arlene Kulesz, violation of
probation (original charges posses-
sion of marijuana, possession of
cocaine and felony driving while
license suspended), violation affi-
davit withdrawn, resume probation.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Byron Mark Croy and Betty
Ellen. Croy to Maria Constanza
Haydar and Juan Carlos Haydar,
$209,500.
Jeronima C. Palacios to Ofelia
Rivera, $25,744.
Pablo Palacios to Ofelia Rivera,
$25,744.
Juan and Veronica Castanon to
Roberto Oropeza and Yvonne D.
Wherrett, $25,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Florida Professional Services
Association, $15,000.
William Haines Jr. and Katheryn
S. Knox to Gabriel and Martha
Estela Arana, $22,000.
James B. and Carol W. Braxton
to Robert A. and Kim Davis,
$22,500.
Boney P. and Marguerite L.
Garvin to Angela and Irdia Raj
Desai, $525,000.
Roger G. and Ellen L. Thornton
to Irdia Ray and Angela Desai,
$425,000.
Lindley Brown Jr. and Gene Ann
Remme Holbrooks to H. Neil and
Barbara A. Dittlinger as trustees,
$29,500.
David L. and Paula Teresa
Hancock to Silvaiho Martinez,
$260,000.

If we are to survive, we must
have ideas, vision, courage.
Everything that matters in our
intellectual and moral life
begins with an individual con-
fronting his own mind and con-
science in a room by himself.
-Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.







March 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

COUNTY
Feb. 26, Charles Lanier Johnson, 43, of 1623 Mowatt St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright and charged with possession of mari-
juana and loitering and prowling.

Feb. 25, Reyes Jaimes Lopez of 1943 SW Duke St., Arcadia, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of contempt of court violation
of an injunction for protection.
Feb. 25, Edward Garcia, 22, of 306 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested on charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief, damage to
property.
Feb. 25, criminal mischief on Chauncey Road was reported.

Feb. 24, Aaron Matthew Fuston, 23, of 3024 Sweetwater Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with battery.
Feb. 24, residential burglaries on Smith Road and Brown Road, vehi-
cles stolen on Thoroughbred Road and SR 64 at Griffin Road, and thefts at
two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Feb. 23, Rebecca Marin Leyva, 60, of 510 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of knowingly making false
reports to law enforcement officers.
Feb. 23, Justin Douglas Mahaffey, 20, of 4387 Tidewater Dr.,
Orlando, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with resisting
arrest without violence, fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer and dri-
ving while license suspended.
Feb. 23, thefts on Kelly Court and on U.S. 17 South, a tag stolen on
Captiva Avenue in Bowling Green, and criminal mischief on Chamberlain
Boulevard were reported.

Feb. 22, Jeffery Bryant Ramirez, 43, of 3515 Virginia Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep.Todd Souther on two counts of violation of probation.
Feb. 22, a residential burglary on South Hollandtown Road, burglary
of a conveyance on Dishong Road, a vehicle stolen on Kelly Roberts Road,
a fight on Pleasant Way, and thefts on David Court, Badger Look and Will
Duke Road were reported.

Feb. 21, Michael Dwayne Daniels, 26, of Spring Haven Loop, Spring
Hill, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on two counts of contempt of court.
Feb. 21, Zolly Allen Ziglar, 28, of 348 Hill St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force on charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Feb. 21, Julian Vanga Montoya, 47, of 1123 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with possession of
cocaine, and driving while license suspended.
Feb. 21, Arturo Abarca-Nava, 40, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 21, Manuel Tinoco Alvarez, 39, of 221 Otter Run, Ona, was
arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with trespassing, battery,
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 21, a theft on Oxendine Road was reported.

Feb. 20, Allen Lamont McLeod, 21, of 637 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with traffick-
ing in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of
a church, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute or deliver with-
in 1,000 feet of a church, possession of marijuana, possession of prescrip-
tion medication without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia,
resisting arrest without violence and violation of probation.
Feb. 20, Travis John Downey, 27, of 930 Buttonwood Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on two counts battery and two
counts petit theft.
Feb. 20, a residential burglary on Paradise Street, a theft on U.S. 17
North-and criminal mischief on Sally Place were reported.

Feb. 19, Roger Swint, 43, of 1681 Martin Luther King. Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on out-of-county war-
rants.
Feb. 19, a residential burglary on Fish Branch Road, thefts on Griffin
Road and on SR 62, and criminal mischief on Altman Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Feb. 25, Ronald Jerome Romeo, 24, of 4846 Sally Blvd., Bowling,
Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on charges of fleeing to elude a
police officer and driving while license suspended. At the jail, Dep. Shane
Ward detained him on three counts failure to appear in court.
Feb. 25, Michael Blaine Johnson, 44, of 815 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with cruelty toward
children.
Feb. 25, Brian Sambrano, 18, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, Francisco
Leon, 20, of 839 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, and Gerardo DeSantiago, 19,
of 4621 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and
each charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21. Sambrano
was also charged with trespassing. DeSantiago and Leon were each charged
with possession of amphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 25, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.

Feb. 24, Faustino Cardenas-Hernandez, 20, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI
and no valid license.
Feb. 24, a fight on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Feb. 23, Benjamin Method, 38, of 2029 First St., Washington, D.C.,
was arrested by Ofc. JustinWyatt and charged with petit theft.
Feb. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 South, and criminal mischief on East
Townsend Street and West Palmetto Street were reported.

Feb. 22, Fatema Renee Mariner, 27, of 1542 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug
paraphernalia.

Feb. 21, criminal mischief on Turner Avenue was reported.

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Feb. 20, Octavio Martinez, 19, of 4807 Bryan Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with two counts aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon.
Feb. 20, Shameka Snell, 21, of 317 Tuskegee St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan on an out-of-county warrant.
Feb. 20, Billy Ray Smith, 40, of 1640 Fish Hatchery Road, Lakeland,
and Stephanie Lee Kelly, 24, of 203 Spaulding Road, Jacksonville, were
arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and each charged with grand theft of a
vehicle. Kelly was also charged with driving while license suspended and
Smith was charged with providing a false ID to a law enforcement officer.

Feb. 19, Deondra Danielle Chisolm, 18, of 10610 N. 30th St., Tampa,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on 23 out-of-county warrants.
Feb. 19, Cipriano Flores, 34, of 139 Helen Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 19, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, a theft on South
11th Street and a vehicle stolen on East Main Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 25, Gerardo Perada-Hernandez, 36, of 420 Sellers St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.
Feb. 25, a fight on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Feb. 24, Sally Mooney Brown, 39, and Leroy Fender Jr., 31, both of
286 N. Charleston Ave., Fort Meade, were arrested by officers Robert
Ehrenkaufer and Jereme Bridges and each charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia. Fender was also charged with possession of marijuana.
Brown was charged with possession of prescription drugs without a pre-
scription and three traffic violations.
Feb. 24, Jorge Guerra Dominguez, 27, of 3223 Palmetto St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI and a
traffic violation.
Feb. 24, a residential burglary on Church Avenue and criminal mis-
chief on Snelling Avenue was reported.

Feb. 23, James Richard Miller, 64, of 1125 Feather Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on an out-of-state fugitive war-
rant.
Feb. 23, a fight on Pleasant Way and criminal mischief on Palmetto
Street were reported.

Feb. 22, a fight on West Jones Street was reported.

Feb. 21, a residential burglary on Grove Street was reported.

Feb. 19, Karen Lynn Kirmeyer, 48, of 206 Blossom Dr., Sebring, wasa
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.
Feb. 19, Nicolas Hernandez, 28, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested on charges of trespassing and disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 19, a robbery on Dixianna Drive was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 25, Antonio Mendez Hernandez, 32, General Delivery, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with burglary of a
dwelling or structure, battery, two counts assault with a deadly weapon,
criminal mischief and trespassing.

Feb. 24, a theft on Hudson Street was reported.

Feb. 20, a theft on Magnolia Street, a vehicle stolen on Fourth Street
East and a fight on Hickory Court were reported.




Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniversary in
March. ;:,

COFFEE KLATCH
Pauline McKenzie, Patrick
Gibson and Ron and Shirley
Meathrel were the hosts on Feb. 21.
Ron Ackermann filled in for
Carolyn Gordon as activities direc-
tor. Don Aheran led the U.S.
Pledge, Cal Gadsby led the
Canadian Pledge and Don Merillat
led the prayer. Winnie Gordon from
Fushion Health Care was the
speaker. She spoke on women's
heart attack symptoms and other
health care issues. The 50/50 win-
ners were Max and Marian
Hollingsworth, Mike Doan, Aurele
and Aideen Dufour, Peggy Gushue
and Jim Floan. Shirley Glessner
and Rosalie Folnsbee took notes for
me at koffee klatch as I was away
on a ladies shopping trip.

BINGO
Joe Leverone won the paper spe-
cial on Feb. 16. Wes Reeves won
the paper special on Feb. 19. We
played an extra game on Feb. 19
and Barb Newman was the lucky
winner of the hot ball jackpot.

CRAFTS
Joannie Miller showed everyone
how to do quilting at crafts on Feb.
19. Rudy Lapp took 23 ladies shop-
ping on Feb. 21 in Mulberry to the
store that supplied the ladies
clothes for the fashion show. After
shopping, it was decided it would-
n't be a ladies outing without stop-
ping for lunch on the.way home.
The ladies had a great time trying
on clothes and receiving comments
on how great they looked in the
items they chose. Everyone seemed
to come out of the store with a large
bag of purchases. Shirley Johnson
#2 caused a little excitement after
lunch and it was decided Shirley's
last name should be Rise, which is
the opposite of Fell which was her
maiden name.

CHURCH
Church service on Feb. 18 had
123 residents in attendance.
Maxine Stromme was the greeter.
Nancy Morrison directed the choir
for its anthem "My Lord is with Me
All the Time," accompanied by the
pianist, Carol Merillat. Don
Merillat gave the offertory prayer.
Dick Craig and Lowell Gordon
were ushers. The organist, Wilma
Behymer, and the pianist played "A
Crown of Thorns" as the offering
was received. Rev. Winne's sermon
titled "Where Do We Go from
Here?" was based on Hebrews
9:27. The service was centered on
the theme of heaven. Hymns used
during the service were "We're


Marching to Zion"; "When We All
Get to Heaven"; and "Mansion
Over' the Hilltop"' The service "
closed with the singing of "God Be
with You Till We Meet Again."

SCORES
Bowling, Feb. 14: first, Fearless
Four; second, Mywin; third, Flos
Boys.
Shuffling, Feb. 15: Crystal Lake
played Fort Meade. Crystal Lake
ladies won 14 of 18 games and the
men won 10 of 18 games.
Men's golf, Feb. 15: A+B+C+D
Net, the winners were Frank
Beeves, Jack Elofson, D. Lilley and
H. Johnson.
Ladies golf, Feb. 15: first, Barb
Newman; second, Charlene Baker;
and third, a three-way tie between
Barb Kramer, Nancy Morrison and
Jan Sorg.
Mixed golf, Feb. 19: the winners
were Loyd Lankford, Joe Bennitt,
Bill Arola and Rose Beeves.
Shuffling, Feb. 20: three-game
winners were Dale Baker, Ray
Baker, Bob Beckley, Wilma
Behymer, Bob Bundy, Anne
Defreitas, Shirley Johnson and
Myrna Wilday.
Support our troops and their fam-
ilies wear red on Fridays.


Manor Memories
By Yolanda Esquivel
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center


"Nursing is my life!"
These are the words of Naomi Herrin LPN, who has been employed at
Hardee Manor Health and Rehab Center in Wauchula for 25 years.
Naomi came to work because her neighbor worked here and she,
Naomi, needed a job. "Otherwise, I probably never would have come here
to work." She started out many years ago in the Housekeeping/Laundry
department. She was even the Housekeeping supervisor for two years.
"Hardee Manor provided me with incentive to further myself." She
went to Certified Nursing Assistant class while continuing to work. She was
a CNA for quite a while before deciding to go to LPN (Licensed Practical
Nurse) school. She worked the 11-7 shift while going to LPN class and has
been an LPN for 15 years.'
"The residents have a special place in my heart and some of them are
the love of my life. "Nursing is my life, I take care of the residents here."
Then she goes home to assist her mom in the care of her brother.
When I asked her if she had any hobbies she said "No," but then added
that her family would say collecting movies, especially mysteries is her
hobby.
Naomi is the Lead Charge Nurse on the South Unit at Hardee Manor.
She is an asset to the facility and the residents that reside there.
Congratulations, Naomi on 35 years of loving care.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Naomi Herrin has devoted 25 years to serving the residents of
Hardee Manor Care Center.


A huge cake showed the residents' appreciation.


A cake, a plague of appreciation
marked the special occasion.


and a bouquet of flowers


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New Youth Soccer Program

Launched by Hardee County Family YMCA :

Children of Hardee County have a new youth soccer league. The Hardee
County Family YMCA began the league as a mini camp in mid-February and
that camp is now being expanded to an eight-week season.

Headed by Tyrone Roman, the YMCA's fitness coordinator, the league is for
children ages three through eighth grade. The league will run on Saturdays
beginning April 21 and running through June 9. Teams will be divided into
three groups: ages 3-5, K-5'" grade and 6-8'" grades. All games will be held
Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. noon at Hardee Park. Cost is $30"" for
members and $60" non-members per player.

"I'm just happy to be able to offer these kids a chance to play organized
soccer," Roman said. "I hope the community will really support the league "

Sponsorships are available for team names. The Hardee County YMCA will be
using new soccer goals at the park that are age appropriate for the children
participating. To sponsor a team or volunteer for coaching, please contact
Tyrone Roman at 863-773-6445. To sign up for the league, please sign up in
person at the Hardee County YMCA at 610 W. Orange St Wauchula
The Hardee County YMCA opened its doors in 1994 as a part of ihe greater Saraslia Famnl, .Ii:'
which is nationally known for innovative programs and ouislanding lacIiiires
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We continue to develop collaborallons and core programs r
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