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Pioneer Park

Days Photos

4_... See 5C


DAYLIGHT-SAVING

TIME BEGINS!
Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour
Sunday At 2 a.m.


So What Has The

County Done All Year?

... Story 1OA


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 13
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, March 8, 2007


46
plus 40 sales tax


Committee Recommends Price As New Wildcat Coach


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A former assistant coach is
returning to lead the Hardee
Wildcat football team.
Tim Price, who left Hardee in the
spring of 2005, is coming back to
take the head coach's position
vacated by Derren Bryan in
January.
Of course, the decision to hire
Price is not official yet. The Hardee


County School Board has to act on
the recommendation at its meeting
today (Thursday) at 5 p.m.
The unanimous recommendation
came Tuesday morning from
Hardee High Principal Mike
Wilkinson, who chaired the selec-
tion committee composed of him-
self, athletic director Val Patarini
and community representative/for-
mer volunteer coach Doyle Carlton
III.


Reached in Thomasville, Ga. on
Tuesday afternoon, Price said, "I'm
real excited to be chosen; words
can't describe the feeling, it's a
blessing from God. I was raised in
the Highlands/Hardee area; my
mother, Gail Upright Price, and
grandmother are from Hardee
County.
"I thank the committee and past
and present coaches for their sup-
port. It will be great to come back,"


FLYING SPARKS


said Price, who expects to spend a selection committee over 26 other
couple of days a week here until applicants,, best meeting the com-
moving to the Wauchula area in mittee goals of someone who
April. would fit in the existing football
Price won the approval of the program and be able to continue its


Tim Price's Football Philosophy
Our mission: Take student athletes where they cannot take them-
selves achieve an exemplary foundation of leadership and aca-
demic success and relentlessly pursue and win championships.
Our mission is based on the values of Christian faith, family, suc-
cessful attitudes and team chemistry honesty, integrity, strength of
character and confidence a commitment to excellence, loyalty, self-
lessness, trust and humility, overcoming adversity, establishing priori-
ties. goal setting and values of self.
Objectives: Maintain a successful program within the ideals of the
high school and community, continue the great tradition of the football
program in the school and community and unify the team and staff in
the common pursuit of success.
Win with Pride (preparation, responsibility, intensity, discipline
and enthusiasm), Heat (Hustle, Energy, Attitude and Technique) and
One Heart Beat (Work together-tight as a family).
Hardee County Football equals God, Family, Academics, Friends,
Wildcats. From Fellowship of Christian Athletes to character training
and discipline that is not personal but challenges players to "do noth-
ing that would ever embarrass yourself, the other team members, the
coaches or the school," emphasis is on unity, putting others first.
Academics are stressed, with an academic coach, weekly grade
checks year round and mandatory after school tutoring for those with
low GPAs. For those interested in collegiate athletics, recruiting, foot-
See PRICE 2A


Ex-Chief s


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With one plea agreement rejected
by a judge and new attempts for a
plea failing, a trial date has been set
for a former police chief charged
with multiple felony crimes.
David William Scheid, 48, ex-
chief of Zolfo Springs police, will
take his case to a jury on May 14.
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
set that trial date after Scheid's
lawyer, Gil Colon Jr., said no new
agreement will be forthcoming.
"We have reached a situation
where there will be no plea," Colon
told the judge. "So," he said, "there
will be no further plea negotia-
tions." Instead, he said the defense
wanted to move the case on to trial.
Colon said he may submit a
motion 'asking to try some charges
separately. Assistant State Attorney.
Steve Houchin said the prosecution
might be making a few changes to
the charges.


success and someone with empha-
sis on character, "coaching for
life," said Wilkinson.
"We believe the success in the
past has. been due to character
development and the coaching rela-
tionship with kids," said Wilkinson
of the seven-year tenure of Bryan
which produced a 46-game regular
season win streak, five district
championships and post-season
appearances.
"We feel we have an excellent
coaching staff and we want to hold
that group which has proven itself.
There were some really good can-
didates among the 27 applicants
and we interviewed four of them. It
was. some difficult choices, but we
felt Tim met our goals and we
expect a smooth transition. He
knows our program, he and his wife
are from this area. He was our
weightlifting coach with Derren a
couple of years ago," concluded
Wilkinson, noting Price has some
accumulated leave and will take
three- or four-day weekends to be
at Hardee and meet with players
and coaches before he moves here
permanently.
Price is from Avon Park; his wife
Kim, a physical therapist, is from
See COACH 2A


Set


Tria


With that, Ezelle set May 1 for a
status conference and May 5 for
motion hearings.
The May 14 trail date was select-
ed because of Colon's busy trial
schedule. It was his first available
time.
Scheid was arrested on Jan. 4,
2006, by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement. It levied charges
of two counts official misconduct
and one count each of grand theft,
tampering with a witness, fabricat-
ing physical evidence and petit
theft, all stemming from Scheid's
alleged actions while chief of
police in Zolfo Springs.
Houchin and Colon worked out a
plea agreement in early November
of last year, just days before Scheid
was set to go to trial.
But in a December hearing in
Hardee Circuit Court before Circuit
Judge Robert L. Doyel, that agree-
ment was shot down.
Prosecutor Houchin had told the


judge that the state had some "evi-
dentiary concerns," and so had
agreed to reduce the five felonies
and one misdemeanor originally
charged to four misdemeanor
counts in exchange for a "no con-
test" plea from Scheid. His sen-
tence would include no jail time,
but three years of probation and the
loss of Scheid's police certification.
See TRIAL 2A


Scheid


KNOCK OUT!


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Sparks were flying once again in the old C.A. Bryant Blacksmith Shop this past week. The historic
building sits in Pioneer Village at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, scene of the 39th annual Pioneer
Park Days. Mike Mclntyre provided demonstrations of the old-timey trade for visitors to the event,
which ended Sunday amid good weather and good crowds.


WEATHER
DMUE Wm LQW BRlM
02/28 86 55 00
03/01 87 62 0.00
03/02 86 69 0.00
03/03 75 56 0o00
03/04 77 49 0.00
03/05 70 39 0.00
03/06 74 35 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 03/06/07 3.98
Same period last year 6.43
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Unlv. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds......................6B
Courthouse Report........6C
Crime Blotter................ 7C
Community Calendar.....6A
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup....9A
Lunch Menus.................6A
Obits 4A
Puzzle ..IOA


Alcohol Means Expulsion


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A boy who brought alcohol to
school has been expelled.
The Hardee County School
Board took that action against the
17-year-old junior at Hardee
Senior High School following a
recent hearing attended by the teen
and his mother.
He became the second student
removed from mainstream classes
so far this academic year.
According to George Kelly,
director of Pioneer Career Acad-
emy and spokesman for the school
district, the incident occurred on
Wednesday, Jan. 31, at about 10:05
in the morning.
He said Assistant Principal Bill
Robinson spotted the student walk-
ing outside the gym during class


time. He followed after the boy,
who disappeared into the gym.
Robinson found the teen inside the
boys locker room.
When questioned by the assistant
principal, the llth grader said he
was using the restroom. Robinson
escorted the boy back to his class-
room. The boy had a restroom pass,
Kelly said, but should have used
the closest restroom, which would
have been in either the 700 or 800
building.
Back at the gym, Robinson
checked the lockers for any missing
items. Then, a search of the boy
revealed a pint of gin, Kelly said.
The School Board followed the
recommendation of Schools Super-
intendent Dennis Jones in expelling
the boy for the remainder of the
See EXPULSION 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Students across the county have been taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test over
the past week. Each school prepared its students in a variety of inventive, along with education-
al, ways. For instance, Zolfo Springs Elementary School held a pep rally to encourage kids to
"knock out the FCAT" Here, reading coach Judy Hinerman dances around the ring as "FCAT
Math" while fifth grader Cleston Sanders takes a swing at the test. First-grade teacher Linda
Barrington keeps close watch on the action as students root for a knock out.








2A The Herald-Advocate, March 8, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
.Sports Editor



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EXPULSION
Continued From 1A


current school year and for the first
,semester of 2007-08.
He will be given placement con-
.sideration at Pioneer Career Acad-
emy, the district's alternative school
in Zolfo Springs, with three condi-
tions.
First, the teen must undergo a
substance abuse assessment. Then
he must complete any of the rec-
ommendations made in that assess-
ment. Lastly, he must submit to
random drug and alcohol screen-
ings at his parents' expense.




PRICE
Continued From 1A
ball fairs and marketing to college
and universities.
Family and community programs
including volunteerism, school
pride, summer and fall projects and
visiting in nursing homes, hospi-
tals, child care centers. Fundraisers
will include renting of students for
half-days'of work, lift-a-thons and
business opportunities.
Strength conditioning, plyomet-
i-ics, multi-joint exercises and
speed improvement, a summer con-
ditioning program. Eliminate drugs
or alcohol from the athletic pro-
gram, maintain contact with play-
*ers in and out of season. Stress fun-
damentals in offense, defense and
special teams.


THERE IS

HELP!

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The first expulsion of the 2006-
07 school year came early on, in
September. It resulted from an Aug.
22 incident in which marijuana was
;discovered in a 16-year-old girl's
purse. She was an 11th grader at
Hardee Senior High.
Overall, expulsions are way
down this academic year. In 2005-
06, there were 20 expulsions. This
year totals two to date.


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in last week's
Courthouse Report under the
felony criminal section listed
the sentencing of a defendant
named Shawn Rhymes. This
defendant is not to be con-
fused with Shawn Rimes, a
29-year-old Wauchula busi-
nessman with the company of
Rimes & Son Inc.

AAA PHOTOS
Among the team pictures
for the Dixie Youth AAA or
Minors teams last week, one
was inadvertently left out. The
CF Industries White Sox team
photo is included in this issue
on page 5A.

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.


COACH
Continued From 1A
Okeechobee. They have a 4-year-
old son Mason and three-week-old
daughter Kara Lynn.
As part of his application, Price
included a 10-page philosophy of
coaching. In his cover letter of "an

overview of me as a coach and the
type of program we will run," Price
also says, "I understand and respect
the winning tradition at Hardee
High School. I am humbled to
have an opportunity to represent
Hardee County as the Head
Football Coach. Yet I am confident,
with the support of administrators,
faculty, coaches, players and the
community, the Wildcat tradition
will be upheld and built upon with
myself as Head Football Coach."
Outgoing coach Derren Bryan
commented, "Tim will do a great
job. He was a member of our staff
for two years and did excellent. I'm
glad he was chosen. He's a Wildcat
and will do a great job for us."
With a bachelor's in environmen-
tal science from Florida State
University and additional certifica-
tion in biology and chemistry, Price
began his teaching/coaching career
at Okeechobee High School from
January 1995 to June 1998, where
he led the 1996 JV football team to
an undefeated season and was wide
receiver/defensive back and special
teams coach for the varsity which
went to playoff appearances in
1994 through 1996. He also worked
on scheduling, fund-raising and
managing the multi-thousand dollar
football budget.
From there, Price went to
Frostproof high school as assistant
head coach from June 1998 through
August 2001, which included play-
off appearances in 1998 and 1999.
As part of his tasks, he developed
the offensive game plans, orga-
nized practice schedules and
worked on fund-raising, discipline
and equipment orders. He also
coached weightlifting to the 2001
weightlifting championship.
During his stint as a teacher at
Avon Park High School (August
2001-May 2005) he began there as
assistant varsity football and
weightlifting coach but moved over
to the Hardee football program in
2003-2004 and 2004-2005 weight-
lifting coach, being a part of the
success of those programs.
He went to Thomasville City
Schools in Georgia in July 2005,
where he has been co-offensive
coordinator and quarterbacks coach
and co-weightlifting coach. He
established an, off-season weight-
lifting program and a tutorial pro-
gram as well as seeing his team in
two football playoff appearances.
With 11 playoff appearances and
a variety of increasingly responsi-
bilities, Price has followed his goal
of learning all he can to prepare to
be a head coach.
Assistant coach Steve Rewis,
who grew up with Price in Avon
Park, was optimistic about Price's
selection. "I'm very excited for
Tim. He has worked hard every-
where he's been to get this chance.
He was an asset when he coached
with us. It was unfortunate when
Derren left, but there's a good man
and a good coach coming and he
will continue what we've got
going."
Selection committee members
echoed this thought. Doyle Carlton
III commented, "I'm excited about
Timmy coming. He will do a great
job.. He was here a couple of years
ago. He knows what Hardee foot-
ball is all about and he most want-
ed the job. He's in an outstanding
program in Thomasville, but he
wanted to come to this community.
I think the transition will be smooth
and everyone will be pleased."
Patarini also said the selection
was difficult. "We had some very,
very good candidates and chose to
interview Tim among them. He fit
what Hardee football is about and
can carry on the tradition begun
and which Derren left. He will have
his hands full following Derren.
I'm pleased with the selection and
look forward to his coming."
Defensive coordinator John
Sharp also had good thoughts about
his new head coach. "Tim really
knows our football. The older kids
will remember him. He is good on
fundamentals. We always got
along, he's no stranger to us. He
was a good fit then and will be a
good fit now. He shares the values
we have. The selection committee
was looking for the right coach and
found him. He's a good guy."


100TH SCHOOL DAY


COURTESY PHOTO
At Wauchula Elementary School, several first-grade students celebrated the 100th day of school.
The students painted 100 fingerprints on T-shirts and 100 words on hats. These students includ-
ed (front row, from left) Christian Arreola, Lilianna Ponce, Lexi Harris, Sarai Santana, Jax UllricH,
Reyna Bautista, Tony Gonzales, Gracie Albritton, Savanah Abbott, Jessica Roland and Jeremiah
Mancilla; (middle row) Melissa Santellan, Alexx Brant, Clayton Arledge, Tanner Carlton, Armando
Gonzalez, Gabriela Montoyo, Ellie Palmer, Brooke Shaw, Jose Castillo, Gabriella Ruiz, Madison
Warnock and Bladimir Perez; (back row) Rene Medina, Tori Palma, Lindsey Barwick, Ayana
Daniels, Guillermo Velasco, Rico Arana, Cole Terrell, Adelina Servin, Joley Pleger, Yisselle Mier
and Alexis Piedad.


TRIAL
Continued From 1A


Doyel balked.
"Although I seldom intervene,
I'm not sure this is in the people's
best interests," the judge began.
"If the chief of police is engaging
in the type of activities alleged in
the report, the people have the right
to know what's happening," the
judge said. "I think the community
deserves to have confidence in its
police.
"We'll have a trial," Doyel
ordered. "And if he is. found not
guilty, OK, but this way," the judge
went on, referring to the negotiated
plea agreement, "the public sees
that somebody else has gotten away
with something. That's not a good
way, I think, for the public to have
confidence in its police."
Doyel has since been transferred
back to Polk County in the regular
rotation of judges within the 10th
Judicial Circuit. Ezelle is now
assigned as presiding judge in
Hardee County, and he will hear
the case.
The FDLE alleg'esScheid falsi-
fied the training records of 'two
police officers, sold departmental
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firearms while keeping the money,
threatened a witness to the coverup
of the alleged sales, fabricated doc-
uments to explain the sales, and


kept a collectible coin taken as evi-
dence from a burglary in town.
Colon has asserted his client did
nothing but try to help the town.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Welcomed rain fell in several areas during the week of February 26
through March 4. Rainfall totaled from less than a tenth of an inch at
Orlando to two and half inches at MacClenny. Over one inch of precipita-
tion fell last week at Bronson, Brooksville, Citra, Marianna, Miami,
Pensacola, Putnam Hall, Quincy, and Tallahassee. Several areas received
over a. half an inch of precipitation. There were some wild land fires during
the week due to persisting drought conditions. The danger for wildfire
remains high across the Peninsula areas. Temperatures for the week aver-
aged from 3 to 8 degrees above normal. Daytime highs were in the 70s and
80s while nighttime lows were in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Jay, Live Oak,
Marianna, and Quincy recorded at least one nighttime low in the 30s.

FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting continued in the Lake Okeechobee area. Despite
showers last week topsoil and subsoil moisture remains mostly short.
Significant rains are needed to elevate soil moisture supplies especially in
the central and southern Peninsula areas. Soil moisture: supplies, in: the
Panhandle were short to mostly adequate. Topsoil moisture supplies are
rated short to adequate in the northern Peninsula. Areas throughout the cen-
tral and southern Peninsula had mostly very short soil moisture with a few
pockets of adequate supplies. Marion County reported adequate to surplus
soil moisture.
MoistureTopsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 39 34 1 19 14 2
Short 36 33 27 51 31 24
Adequate 25 33 71 29 55 74
Surplus 0 0 1 1 0 0
VEGETABLES
Rainfall caused few interruptions in planting and harvesting, with most
on schedule. Cabbage cutting around Hastings and other areas is increasing
as growers begin to meet the St. Patrick's holiday demand. Potato digging
is active in the Hastings region. Other vegetables and non-citrus fruit avail-
able included snap beans, celery, sweet corn, eggplant, endive, escarole,
peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle areas, pasture condition is very poor to good with
most fair due to cold and drought. Ranchers are feeding hay but supplies
from last season are short. Winter forage is not abundant, but sufficient to
get to early greening of permanent pastures barring a hard freeze. Pasture is
overgrazed in most areas. In the northern areas, pasture condition is poor to
fair. The condition of cows and pasture is really poor. In the central areas,
pasture condition varies from very poor to good. Warmer temperatures have
initiated pasture growth once again. In the southwest area, pasture condition
is very poor to fair with most in poor condition. Statewide, cattle condition
is poor to good with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
SCondition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 5 15 10
Poor 10 10 50 35
Fair 65 75 30 50
Good 25 10 5 5
Excellent 0 0 0 0
CITRUS
Daytime temperatures in the citrus producing region were above aver-
age for the week, reaching the mid to high 80s in several areas. The warm
temperatures have spawned bloom in many citrus groves. Bloom is being
reported in various stages, from beginning of bloom buds to pea-size fruit.
A more complete bloom is expected in the next couple weeks. Many of the
groves are being hedged and topped, with tree maintenance this time of year
a top priority, in preparation for next year's crop. Applications of pesticides
and nematicides are being applied to the trees. Rainfall for the week ranged
from no rain to less than a half an inch. The east coast and the southern areas
are still very dry and needing precipitation. Harvest on early and midseason
oranges is dropping with some processors getting ready for the grapefruit
and later variety oranges. Grapefruit harvest has been increasing for sever-
al weeks. The quality of grapefruit continues to be very good with a major-
ity of colored going to fresh. Honey tangerine harvesting is increasing, run-
ning between one and two hundred thousand boxes per week.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Feb18 Feb 25 Mar 04
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 6 5 4
Early and Mid oranges 2,584 2,012 728
Valencia 47 730 1,099
Grapefruit 954 1,195 1,612
Sunburst Tangerines 1 6 1
Tangelos 26 5 4
Honey Tangerines 123 149 139
Temples 43 56 138







March 8, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Water Conditioning Braves top the Machine Pitch squads.
My apologies to the CF Industries White Sox whose team picture was
inadvertently left out of those printed last week. It is in this week's issue.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.


WELLNESS FAIR


Before we get to spring sports, there's other sports to talk about.
We welcome new Hardee football head coach Tim Price back to
Hardee. Tim, you may recall, was backfield coach and weightlifting coach
2003-2004. He has been in Georgia coaching a Thomasville team to play-
off appearances therein 2005 and 2006.
Speaking of football, congratulations to two seniors who have decided
their football futures. Weston Palmer will play defensive back for the
Princeton Tigers and Jermaine King is headed to West Virginia State
University.

In basketball, it's interesting to note that the Kathleen Red Devils
which beat Hardee by only nine points in the regional quarterfinal game,
swept past several other teams by many more points en route to the Class
4A championship game last week, which it lost to Miami Monsignor Pace
by a dozen points or more. With just a little more effort, Hardee could have
beaten Kathleen and advanced further in the playoffs.
Another note from the hoops world. Bowling Green's Theo Jones has
been instrumental in getting his University of Central Missouri Mules into
the number one seed for the NCAA Division II South Central Regional
tournament. The Mules won the MIAA Conference, with Jones hit for 14
points in the title win after "drilling a three-pointer off the dribble in the
semi-final game, part of his 11 points" and scoring a team-high 19 points in
the quarterfinal game. He was named to the all-conference team, leading
the conference in three-point percentage and also Defensive Player of the
Year.

In local bowling, two local bowlers have scored that elusive perfect
300 game in the last two weeks in tournament play. Raina Bergens accom-
plished that on Feb. 24 and Doug Sutton did it Sunday. Both had their per-
fect games at the Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven. Congratulations to them
both.

Senior Josh Ready is playing his best tennis this year. At number one
singles for the boys, he swept all three opponents last week, although he
and his teammates did not get the team victory in all of them. Ready, who
is having a stellar year, should go on to play college tennis next year.

In boys weightlifting, coaches Hacam Shweil and David Mahoney
have a good group of boys working real hard to make sectionals this sea-
son. Junior Jordan Grimsley placed second among lifters from eight other
schools at the Haines City Invitational, the first meet of the year. Senior
Devon Lampley placed third and soph David Newcomb placed fourth in
their respective weight classes.

Track has already has some first-place points from its members in the
invitational meets which started the season. Postenea "Tina" Louisjeune,
Andrea "Dre" Parkinson, Lisnell Youyoute, Kelsheem White, Jonathan
Delarosa, Jean Frenot, Marwin Simmons, Jayquan Gandy and Jimmy
Cimeus have been part of individual or relay wins.

In baseball, the junior varsity appears to be doing better than its varsi-
ty counterpart. The junior 'Cats beat Avon Park handily, 13-1, while the
varsity.'Cats lost to Avon Park, Auburndale and DeSoto in what is, hope-
fully, just a bad week..
The softball girls also took it on the chin in losing to Braden River and
Sebring in district games last week. Hopefully, they too will get on track
this week.

The last of the spring sports to get going, the junior high volleyball
girls, starts the season on Monday at home vs. Sebring. The seventh grade
play at 5:30 and the eighth grade about 6:30.

Reports from Dixie Youth AAA and AA ball have been inconsistent.
Sometimes the scorebooks aren't available. On the latest information avail-
able, the Ullrich Pitcher Pump Red Sox are leading the Minors and Culligan


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BUZZARDS ROOST AT PIONEER PARK
A small, distinguished, erudite band of professional buzzard watchers,
who are also enthusiasts of Pioneer Park Days, made a very fortuitous dis-
covery when they rolled into town this year. These educated and highly-
trained ladies and gentlemen travel the world over, seeking out and study-
ing the mating and social rituals of buzzards When they pulled into Pioneer
Park last week, they must have thought they'd died and gone to buzzard
heaven.
For months, almost on a daily basis, I've observed a phenomenon I
don't understand. Around noon, hundreds of buzzards begin to circle the
sky above Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Early in the afternoon they are
high in the sky, but as the afternoon wanes, they begin a slow decent.
Everyone knows buzzards will circle for dead animals. But are there
that many dead animals in well-tended Pioneer Park, day after day, for
months? It doesn't seem likely. Is it possible that certain gases seep up from
the ground that buzzards take for putrid meat? There must be an answer.
I've lived here all my life and I've never seen anything like it.
Late Sunday afternoon I had to take my soon-to-be-15-year-old son,
Kyle, back to Bradenton. Off in the west the sun shone bright red as it hung
in the air a few feet above the horizon, making the cloud formations blaze
with color. When we got as far as the Peace River Bridge, about a mile from
my house, I remembered something I'd forgotten and turned around to go
back and get it. The buzzards-were still circling, now floating only a few
feet above the treetops. /
I parked beside my house, ran in the side door, grabbed a CD off the
table and ran back outside. In the few minutes it took us to get back to
Pioneer Park, every buzzard had dropped down into the treetops to roost. I
slowed down and poked/along and we looked out the windows at hundreds
of buzzards that stuck/in the tops of trees like inflated, oblong bowling
balls. I suspect some campers wanted to move out from beneath them (for
who knows what surprises buzzards might drop in the night?) but it was so
crowded there didn't seem to be anywhere to go.
It must be interesting for out-of-state visitors to watch the buzzards cir-
cle in the sky all afternoon, then drop in to roost right above them at night.
But if I were among them and I awoke in the middle of the night and felt
like going for a walk, I think I'd put my shoes on. Buzzards are big birds
and they ingest huge portions of roadside carrion. I'd rather have beach
sand between my toes.
In spite of the buzzard invasion, Pioneer Park Days seems to be anoth-
er huge success. People come from far and wide and some camp for as long
as two weeks for the event.
Pioneer Park Days has become a.big deal for Zolfo Springs and Hardee
County. It has something for everyone, including such famous and presti-
gious organizations as "Save the Buzzards!" LDC; "Buzzard Watch in
America," LLC; and "Buzzard Lovers of the World," LSD.
Chip Ballard welcomes conunents at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
The Redlands Christian Migrant Association recently held a
Wellness Fair for its staff. The event was led by RCMA benefits
manager Dana Reeves. Reeves invited Health Options, the
Hardee County Health Department and the YMCA to conduct the
program. The Health Department conducted an oral risk assess-
ment for diabetes and encouraged the staff to live healthier by
increasing activity and forming healthier eating habits (top
photo). Health Options checked employees' blood pressure and
hemoglobin and cholesterol levels (middle and bottom photos).
Health Options also spoke individually with RCMA employees
about the results of these tests and how to create a healthy
lifestyle. The YMCA held a step aerobics course and provided
tips on how to add more physical activity into one's daily rou-
tine. The YMCA also distributed beneficial health information.
At the end of the day, RCMA employees had the tools to create
and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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RICHARD L. SCOTT
Richard L. Scott, 72, of Fort
Meade, died Thursday, March 1,
2007, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Born April 22, 2007 at Waverly,
Ohio, he moved to Fort Meade 52
years ago. He was a carpenter,
worked at Scotty's and was a mem-
ber of the First Church of God of
Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by his'
wife, Violet R. Scott.
He is survived by two daughters,
Sondra Cason and Tammy Wooten,
both of Fort Meade; four grand-
daughters, Rachel Cason, Rebeca
Cason, Jessican Wooten and
Lyndsey Wooten, all of Fort
Meade; and two great-grandsons,
Jaiden Cason and Damion Wooten,
both of Fort Meade.
Visitation was March 4 from 4 to
6 p.m. Funeral services were March
5 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
with the Rev. John Arrowood offi-
ciating. Interment followed at Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


ROBERT LOWELL PRY
Robert Lowell Pry, 65, of Bowl-
ing Green, died Saturday, March 3,
2007, at Winter Haven Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1942, in Golden
City, Mo., he moved to Bowling
Green 13 years ago. He was a con-
struction worker and of the
Lutheran faith.
He is survived by a son, Robert
Pry, serving in the military in
Korea; two daughters, Deborah Pry
of Omaha, Neb., and Susan
Despines of Papillion, Neb.; and
two sisters, Eleanor Wagner of Fort
Meade and Martha Macrader of
Touson, Ariz.
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ADA RUTH
SOUTHWELL
Ada Ruth Southwell, 88, of
Arcadia, died Tuesday, February
27, 2007, at Southwest Florida
Regional Medical Center, Fort
Myers.
She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in-
Arcadia and had lived most of her
life in Arcadia. She was an active
and devoted member of Trinity
United Methodist Church for
nearly 80 years. She served in
many capacities with the church
over the span of her life from
Sunday School teacher, Chancel
Choir member, Missions
Coordinator, and Church Secre-
tary, but perhaps most noted for
her dedication as Church
Historian in the later years. She
. was also very active in the United
Methodist Women's Unit serving
for a time as President and as
District Secretary.
, She devoted many hours over
the years in volunteer service to
the community. She was a Pink
Lady at the local hospital and
volunteered in the local schools.
She was recognized as the Senior
Volunteer of the Year in 2000 at
the age of 80.
She was preceded in death by
tier husband, W.F. "Frank"
Southwell.
Survivors are five children,
Arthur Southwell and wife
Deana, Bill Southwell and wife
Linda, Don Southwell and wife
Raye, and Connie Murphy and
husband Tom, all of Arcadia,.and
Jerry Southwell and wife Jill of
Wauchula; two sisters, Ethel
Hollingsworth and Vera Reeve;
12 grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at
Trinity United Methodist Church
of Arcadia with the Rev. Larry
Armbrust officiating. Following
the service, friends are invited to
visit with the family at the church
Fellowship Hall at 304 W. Oak
St. for an informal time of shar-
ing. Interment will be at a later
date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is
askingg that memorial gifts be sent
to TideWell Hospice and Palli-
ative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota Fl 34238 or Florida
United Methodist Child-ren's
Home, 51 Main St., Enter-prise,
FL 32725.


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HARRY H. WISEMAN SR.
Harry H. Wiseman Sr., 82, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, March 1,
2007 in Arcadia.
He was born July 8, 1924 in
Hocking County, Ohio, and had
been a resident of Wauchula for 20
years, coming here from Ohio. He
was a member of Florida's First
Assembly of God in Wauchula, and
a member of Union Local #86 in
Columbus, Ohio. He was a World
War II veteran serving in the U.S.
Navy, and a construction engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Ola
Marie Wiseman, to whom he had
been married for 61 years; children,
Connie Powell and husbandEarl of
Bowling Green, and Harry H.
Wiseman Jr. of Wauchula; seven
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchil-
dren, and one great-great-grand-
child.
Funeral services were held at 7
p.m. Monday, March 5 at Florida's
First Assembly of God with the
Rev. Sam Lopez officiating. Visi-
tation was prior to the service, from
5-7 p.m. Burial, with military hon-
ors provided by the DeSoto County
Honor Guard, was Tuesday at 3
p.m. in New Zion Cemetery
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


MURRYE POWELL
Murrye Powell, 93, of Wauchula,
died Sunday, March 4, 2007 in
Wauchula.
She was born May 12, 1913 in
Fort Meade, and had lived in Polk
and Hardee counties all of her life.
She was a homemaker and member
of First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
Survivors include four sons,
Harold Powell and wife Doris of
Goldsboro, N.C., Doyle Powell and
wife Geri of Palatka, Arlie Powell
and wife Gwen of Clanton, Ala.,
and Wayne Powell and wife Donna
of Lakeland; one daughter-in-law,
Frankie Powell of Bowling Green;
10 grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
today (Thursday) at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green with the
Rev. Jim Williams and the Rev. W.
Hubert Barnes officiating. Burial
follows in New Hope Cemetery,
Fort Meade. Visitation was
Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel.
SMemorials may be made to
Resthaven, 298 Resthaven Rd.,'
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, or to-
Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark
Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
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Wauchula


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POWELL
Murrye Powell, 93, of Wau-
chula, died Sunday, March 4,
2007 in Wauchula.
She was born May 12, 1913 in
Fort Meade, and had lived in
Polk and Hardee counties all of
her life. She was a homemaker
and member of First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green.
Survivors include four sons,
Harold Powell and wife Doris of
Goldsboro, N.C., Doyle Powell
and wife Geri of Palatka, Arlie
Powell and wife Gwen of
Clanton, Ala., and Wayne Powell
and wife Donna of Lakeland; one
daughter-in-law, Frankie Powell
of Bowling Green; 10 grandchil-
dren and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
today (Thursday) at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green with
the Rev. Jim Williams and the
Rev. W. Hubert Barnes officiat-
ing. Burial follows in New Hope
Cemetery, Fort Meade. Visita-
tion was Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to
Resthaven, 298 Resthaven Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, or to
Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark
Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.


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Obituaries


Visi-tation was prior to the ser-
vice, from 5-7 p.m. Burial, with
military honors provided by the
DeSoto County Honor Guard,
was Tuesday at 3 p.m. in New
Zion Cemetery.


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RUTH ELIZABETH
BLACKMON KIMBROUGH
Ruth Elizabeth Blackmon Kim-
brough, 90, of Wauchula. died
Monday, March 5, 2007, at Florida
Hospital Heartland in Sebring.
She was born Jan. 14, 1917 in
Wauchula. She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church
of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
husbands Marion Dale Marsh Sr.
and Francis Kimbrough; one son,
Dale Marsh; and one daughter,
Betty Ruth Kimbrough.
She is survived by daughter-in-
law, Pat Marsh; grandchildren
Kevin (Kara)Marsh and Lisa M.
Gause; and great-grandson, Devin
Gause, all of Avon Park; and one
brother, Hill Blackmon and wife
Kay of Wauchula; and several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Wednes-
day, March 7 from 9 a.m. until time
of service. Services were at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Brant Funeral
Chapel with burial to follow in the
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in her name to Hardee
Association for Retarded Citizens,
2638 NE Langford Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



ADA RUTH SOUTHWELL
SAda Ruth Southwell, 88, of
Arcadia, died Tuesday, February
27, 2007, at Southwest Florida
Regional Medical Center, Fort
Myers.
"Born Aug. 8, 1918 in Arcadia,
she had lived there most of her life.
She was a member of Trinity
United Methodist Church where
she served in various capacities for
nearly 80 years. She was a Pink
Lady at the local hospital and a
school volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, W.F. "Frank" Southwell.
Survivors are five children,
Arthur Southwell and wife Deana,
Bill Southwell and wife Linda, Don
Southwell and wife Raye, and'
Connie Murphy and husband Tom,
all of Arcadia, and Jerry Southwell
and wife Jill of Wauchula; two sis-
ters, Ethel Hollingsworth and Vera
Reeve; 12 grandchildren; and sev-
eral great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Trinity
United Methodist Church of
Arcadia with the Rev. Larry
Armbrust officiating. Following the
service, friends are invited to visit
.with the family at the church.
'Fellowship Hall at 304 W.. Oak St.'
for an informal time of sharing.
Interment will be, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is
asking that memorial gifts be sent
to TideWell Hospice and Palliative
Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota Fl
34238 or Florida United Methodist
Children's Home, 51 Main St.,
Enterprise, FL 32725,
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Arcadia

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who wants to do it all himself
or to get all the credit for doing
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HARRY H.
WISEMAN SR.
Harry H. Wiseman Sr., 82, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, March
1, 2007 in Arcadia.
He was born July 8, 1924 in
Hocking County, Ohio, and had
been a resident of Wauchula for
20 years, coming here from Ohio,
He was a member of Florida's'
First Assembly of God in Wau-
chula, and a member of Union
Local #86 in Columbus, Ohio. He
was a World War II veteran serv-
ing in the U.S. Navy, and a con-
struction engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Ola
Marie Wiseman, to whom he had
been married for 61 years; chil-
dren, Connie Powell and husband
Earl of Bowling Green, and
Harry H. Wiseman Jr. of Wau-
chula; seven grandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 7
p.m. Monday, March 5 at Flor-
ida's First Assembly of God with
the Rev. Sam Lopez officiating.


ANNIE BRITT BAILEY
Annie Britt Bailey. 90, of Spruce
Pine, N.C. formerly of Central
Florida died, Monday, March 5,
2007 at the home of her daughter
and son-in-law.
She was born June 27. 1916. in
Moore County, N.C. to the late
Norman and Martishia Williams
Britt Bailey. She retired with the
Florida Baptist Convention after 10
years of service in 1986, where she
worked with the Lake Yale Baptist
Assembly and was a member of the
First Baptist Church in Crossmore,
N.C.
She was preceded in death by one
grandson, Benjamin Bailey; and
one sister, Nettie Campbell.
She is survived by one daughter
and son-in-law, Phyllis Walker and
husband Chuck of Spruce Pine,
N.C.; one son and daughter-in-law,
Eddie Bailey and wife Barbara of
Wauchula; four grandchildren,
Denise Bell and husband Wayne of
Prosperity, S.C., Brian Walker and
wife Elizabeth of Orlando, Emily
Stephens and husband Seth of
Lakeland; and Kimberly Davis and
husband Jason also of Lakeland
and; four great-grandchildren,
Austin Bell, Ty Bell, Noah Bell and
Justin Davis.
Funeral services were held at 7
p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the
First Baptist Church in Crossnore,
N.C. with the Rev. Lander Heafner
and the Rev. William "Bill" Earnest
officiating. The family received
friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the
service at the church. A second vis-
itation was held from 2 to 3 p.m. on
Friday at Boles Funeral Home in
Seven Lakes, N.C. Interment and
graveside service followed in the
Bensalem Presbyterian Church
Cemetery in Eagle Springs, N.C.
Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Avery County,
P.O. Box 1357, Newland, N.C.
28657.
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RANDALL GLEN CHAPMAN
Randall Glen Chapman, 73, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, March 1,
2007, in Sebring.
He was born Nov. 11, 1933 in
Bowling Green, and had been a
lifetime resident of Hardee and
Polk counties. He was a member of
Faith Temple Church of God in
Wauchula. He retired in 1988 from
Agrico Chemical Company, South
Pierce Mine.
He is survived by his wife,
Karen, to whom he was married for
51 years; three daughters, Connie
Howze and husband the Rev.
Harold Howze of Zolfo Springs,
Joy Brummett and husband Duane
of Wauchula, and Stacie Chapman
of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Roy
Chapman and wife Myrtle of
Bartow; and six grandchildren,
Mandy Bell, Joshua Howze, Caleb
Howze, Dee Wells, Dalton
Sconyers and Kaylee Brummett.
Services were held on Saturday,
March 3 at 3 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with Pastor
Wendell Smith, the Rev. Jim
Williams, and Pastor Harold
Howze officiating. Visitation was
2-3 p.m. Burial was in Paynes
Creek Cemetery, Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Faith Temple
Church of God, 701 N. Seventh
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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Minors Making Full Season


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
Senior Play "Sun-Up" Will Be
Given March 18: The senior class
play, "Sun-Up," will be given in the
city hall auditorium here next
Friday night, March 18, beginning
at 8:15 p.m.
This is a folk play with universal
appeal and is written of the stuff
that does not die. No finer play is
available for amateur production.

One Killed, Five Hurt By
Cyclone: A cyclone which swept up
out of the south Saturday night
cased the death of one person,
injured at least five others and
caused thousands of dollars worth
of damage to crops and groves in
Hardee County.


The storm, accompanied by
heavy rains, came into the county in
the Lily section. It uprooted orange
groves and all of the trees along
Steve Roberts Special. The old
Shady Grove church was blown
down, about 15 miles east of
Wauchula.

Committee Gets $254 For Storm
Sufferers: A committee composed
of Sheriff C.S. Dishong, Mayor
W.D. Carlton, Police Chief Harry
Yetter, L. C. Evans and Carl Hanna
formed on Monday and immediate-
ly took to raise funds for storm
relief.
The committee investigated per-
sonally the loss of each sufferer.
Every individual solicited for funds
for this cause donated and the com-
mittee appreciates this splendid
operation.

50 YEARS AGO
Wildcat Baseball Nine Shaping:


Sutton Bowls Perfect Game


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's taken over a quarter century,
but Wauchula bowler Doug Sutton
has finally achieved perfection.
Although he's thrown a pair of
299 games, this is the first perfect
game for Sutton, 27.
It came during last weekend's
second-round tournament series in
Polk County. Sutton hit a 299 on
Saturday at Orange Bowl lanes in
Lakeland and went Sunday to shoot
300 at Cypress Lanes in Winter
Haven, where a week earlier Raina
Bergens had managed her first-ever
perfect game.
Final results from the two-week-
end tournament will be available
next week.
Sutton, co-owner of Sutton
Monument and Cemetery Services,
also had the pleasure of teaming up
with his dad, Paul Sutton, to win
the doubles competition Sunday
and be second in the overall stand-
ings.
Paul Sutton has had five perfect
games in his career. His son began
bowling with him at age five and
has been honing his skills ever
since.
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CHAPMAN
Randall Glen Chapman, 73, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, March
1, 2007, in Sebring.
He was born Nov. 11, 1933 in
Bowling Green, and had been a
lifetime resident of Hardee and
Polk counties. He was a member
of Faith Temple Church of God
in Wauchula. He retired in 1988
from Agrico Chemical Company,
South Pierce Mine.
He is survived by his wife,
Karen, to whom he was married
for 51 years; three daughters,
Connie Howze and husband the
Rev. Harold Howze of Zolfo
Springs, Joy Brummett and hus-
band Duane of Wauchula, and
Stacie Chapman of Raleigh,
N.C.; one brother, Roy Chapman
and wife Myrtle of Bartow; and
six grandchildren, Mandy Bell,
Joshua Howze, Caleb Howze,
Dee Wells, Dalton Sconyers and
Kaylee Brummett.
Services were held on
Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel
with Pastor Wendell Smith, the
Rev. Jim Williams, and Pastor
Harold Howze officiating. Visi-
tation was 2-3 p.m. Burial was in
Paynes Creek Cemetery, Bowl-
ing Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Faith Temple
Church of God, 701 N. Seventh
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team were Larry Barwick, Daniel
Klein and Manuel Castanon.
By the end of the weekend, teams
on which Sutton bowled finished
fourth overall, one team placing
second and one fifth. Sutton also
completed the weekend with an
800 series.




Obituaries

BLANCHE CRAWFORD
BARLOW ROGERS
Blanche Crawford Barlow
Rogers, of Wilmington, Del., died
Sunday, February 11, 2007, at
home.
She was born in Thomas County,
Ga. to the late Odessa Yandle
Crawford and Ivy S. Crawford. She
moved to Hardee County as a
Young girl where she was a Hardee
Wildcat cheerleader in her high
school years. She was a homemak-
er, and loved to cook and entertain
her friends and family. She also
loved her animals and coming to
Florida to visit family and fish in
Arbuckle Lake.
She was preceded in death by her
who husband, Robert A. Rogers,
M.D., who died March 5, 2001;
three sisters,. Ozell Chandler,
Dorothy Pohl and Evelyn Clark;
and three brothers, Corby Craw-
ford, Vreen Crawford and James
"Jimmy" Crawford.
She is survived by four children,
Linda Vilone and husband Richard
of Wilmington, Del., Robert A.
Rogers II of Newark, Del., and
Rhonda Patricia "Patty" Rogers
and Blanche Jill Bates, both of
Wilmington, Del.; sisters, Bonnie
Keller of Glen Burnie, Md., and
Mildred Stephens and husband
Noel of Lake Placid; and one
grandson Dean Ernest Vilone.
Funeral services were held Feb.
17, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. in the
Chandler Funeral Home, Wilming-
ton, Del., with burial in Lower
Brandywine Cemetery, Wilming-
ton.
Chandler Funeral Home
Wilmington, Del.


SANDRA E. KUHN
Sandra E. Kuhn, 66, of Sebring
died, Sunday, March 4, 2007, at
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa.
She was born in Freemont,
Mich., moving to Avon Park in
1962 and worked for the First
Home Federal Savings and Loan.
She retired as administrator for the
Highlands County Health Depart-
ment in 1997. She was Past
President of the Public Health
Association; was instrumental in
the relocation of the present Health
Department, and was responsible
for bringing Vision Quest to
Highlands County. She was a mem-
ber of Sebring Kiwanis Club and
founder of Heartland Horses &
Handicapped, a former member of
the Business and Professional
Women's Association and an active
member of the Cracker Trail
Association. She was an active
member of First Presbyterian
Church of Sebring.
She is survived by her husband,
Ernest G. Kuhn Jr., Sebring; one
son, Jeff Kuhn and wife Claudia if
Miami; one daughter, Julie Mixon
and husband John of Deland; two
brothers, Gene Eggerstedt of
Nashville, Mich. and Merle Egger-
stedt of Marne, Mich.; and four
grandchildren.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.,
Wednesday at Morris Funeral
Chapel. Services are 5:30 p.m.
today (Thursday) at First Presby-
terian Church of Sebring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are
requested to Heartland Horses &
Handicapped, P.O. Box 3787,
Sebring, FL 33871.
Morris Funeral Chapel
Sebring


He was married for 58 years to
the former Ruby Whidden of
Wauchula. He opened his first den-
tal practice in Wauchula in 1933,
remaining until he joined the Army
1941. His office was located
upstairs over Central Pharmacy on
Main Street.

The most difficult thing to
explain in life is the simplest
truth called LOVE.
-Ramanathan Srinivasan


The 1957 version of t',: Hardee
High School baseball squad has
been assembled and is drilling hard
for its opening game against Fort
Myers at Farr Field.
Headed by returning lettermen
Larry Albritton, Joe Anderson,
Bobby Buckley, Pat Counts, Paul
Mills and John Terrell, the 18-man
squad was hand selected by Coach
Chick Pollock.

Farewell To Retiring Postman:
Fellow workers lined up last week
to give George Heine Sr., a proper
send off on his last trip with mail
from the Wauchula Post Office. He
has retired after 37 years with the
postal services.
Shown on the front page of the
March 8, 1957, issue of The Herald-
Advocate are "Bear" Murdock,
Wendell Turner, E. J. Wilson,
Postmaster Bonita Swann and
Heine. In his time, Heine has served
under four postmasters

Main Street To Get New Lights:
Wauchula's Main Street will soon
be dressed up with 16 new mercury
vapor lights that are proving so pop-
ular in other neighboring cities.
Total cost is expected to be around
$4,000.
The council Monday night
ordered a call for bids on 16 new
poles and equipment for the four
blocks from city hall to the bus sta-
tion. The old white way lights will
be removed.

25 YEARS AGO
Commission Pursues Landfill:
The county commissioners last
Thursday authorized their consult-
ing engineering firm to secure the
permits from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation
necessary for the construction of a
landfill.
Although the commissioners
individually do not seem to whole-
heartedly support the landfill, they
voted last week to pursue the con-
struction of a sanitary landfill on the
97.5 acres of land located north of
the city's present airport.

County Should Build New Jail:
An architect told the County
Commission last week that he could
see no economical way to renovate
the present county jail, and suggest-
ed the best way to fix the problem
was to build a new one.
Les G. Picket, a Bartow architect,
was hired by the.commission last
year to advise them on how to make
the jail more energy efficient. "You
are almost going to have to rebuild
to rectify the problems," he said.

Attendance Records Broken:
Pioneer Park Days has come and
gone. The four-day show was as
usual filled with many and varied
attractions. Last year the show
opened early on Thursday, but
unannounced but with good results.
This year the decision was made
to go with a full four-day show. The
results were indeed justified as
thousands of people attended the
gala attraction. The overall estimate
is somewhere between 116,000 and
120,000.

10 YEARS AGO
Fair Crowns Queens: Corona-
tions abounded as the Hardee
County Fair opened its annual run
this week. Crowned Miss Hardee
County on Saturday night was Amy
Cherry. Capturing the Junior Miss
Hardee County title was Ashleigh
Lowe.
Each was one of 18 young
women competing for the honors.
And the pageants were royal events
indeed, complete with tuxedoed
emcees, lively entertainment, lavish
backdrops and stunning gowns.

Wauchula Wages Worm War!:
The Wauchula City Council decid-
ed Monday night to tackle the
enemy all over town. Targets of the
council's attack are the caterpillar
worms which are found on trees,
cars and houses all over the city,
county and state.
Wauchula will wage its war in the*
about 1,600 squares acres within
the city limits, over which a low-
flying plane will fly within the next
few days. Story Aviation of Avon
Park won the bid to dispense the
chemical Dipel at the rate of three-
quarters of a pound per acre.

Former Wauchulan Dentist Dies
At 86: Former Wauchula resident
Dr. George V. McLendon Jr., of
Treasure Island, died Jan. 21 at
Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St.
Petersburg.


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Wanting to win for the CF Industries White Sox were (in first row, left to right) Jordan Rogers,
Cesar Fimbres, Naomi Rivera, Mike Olivar, Cierra Lee, Zack Carranco and Hunter Bryant; (in mid-
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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1009 North 6m 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: Hallof 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. Haft, Dr. Harold E. Henderson,: Miss Valda E. Long, Mr. John W.
Maddox, Col. Donell Matthews, Mr. T6m McEwen, Col. William Moran, Mr: Lawrence A. Roberts,'Mr.
Bartley Sapp, Mr. L. M. Shackelford, Miss RuthV. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs. Myrtie W.
Strickland, Mr.,bunning 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.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice, Roll)
and Milk


CHAPEL
We had a total of 202 people in
attendance. The offering this day
went to Caring People Ministries.
Ushers were Everett and Eleanor
King and George and Reggie
DeSmet.
COFFEE HOUR
We had a record amount of 238
people. We had 223 at the pancake
breakfast. There were 84 people
who went on the bus trip to the
.Shriners Hospital, it was a very
informative trip as to the work the
'"Shriners do.
W;e. SHUFFLEBOARD
We had a novice tournament on
-Feb. 25 with 22 players. Winners
were: first, Lynn Shick; second,
Gordon Wilkes; third, Gene
Hupman; and fourth, Norma
Houser.
PERSON OF THE WEEK
It is with regret that we must
report on the retirement of our
activities director. Shirley Ander-
son is leaving this position after 10
years of lots of hard work, but lots
of fun, too.
Shirley and husband Les have
been in our park since 1993.
They've been married 25 years,
have six children, 11 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren. Their
home "back north" is Walkertown,
N.C. Shirley was a hairdresser and
Les is a retired truck driver.
Shirley says the activities direc-
tor job is not a one- or two-days-a-
week job, but that there are contin-
uous responsibilities related to the
job. She said she has enjoyed the
job, but also looks forward to just


TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on\a Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Baked Beans, Fruit
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni &
Cheese (Salad Tray, Green Beans,


relaxing, reading and spending
time with Les. Les has been co-
chairman of chapel and epjoys
shuffleboard. He will also enjoy
spending time with Shirley.
Shirley and Les will be leaving
our park at the end of this season
and going to Rainbow Parks. We
will miss them both. Shirley tells 's
she will miss everyone, she consid-
ers the people here her "family,"
but they will be back for visits.
Shirley has done a wonderful job
as director. We will be giving her an "
appreciation party on Saturday. I i
want to add my personal apprecia-
tion to Shirley for all her help and
information and her friendship. I
will miss her.
COMING EVENTS
On March 17 we will have a
snack bar starting at 11, put on by
the bocci players. Also on March
17 we will have a Show and Tell
from 1 to 4. This is an opportunity
for all the artists in our park to
show their works and explain how
they do the work. The night of
March 17 will be our St. Patrick's
Day dance with the Memory
Makers.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE
This will be my last report. My
part of this job will now be in the
hands of Reggie DeSmet. Edna
Bell will still be doing her great
reporting and getting all the news. I
will miss working with Edna. We
have had lots of fun doing this. I
know Edna and Reggie will do a
great job, so please support them. I
also know a lot of the people in our
park enjoy reading all the park
news.


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Pears, Juice, Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
No School

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Tuna
Salad w/Creckers or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tosssc Salad, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Juice, Roll, Salad Bar) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun or Max Stick
Mozz. (Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Pears, Juice, Roll, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun w/Dill or
Toasted Cheese w/HB Egg (Lettuce
& Tomato, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Juice, Pineapple Crisp) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Ham, Macaroni
& Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Cornbread, Salad
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FRIDAY
No School


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Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice (Tossed
Salad, Turnip Greens, Juice,
Peaches, Beets, Black-Eyed Peas,
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Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice, Baked Beans, Whole
Kernel Corn, Pears, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pocket
(Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked
Potato, Fruit Crisp) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Pears, Juice) and Milk
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State Wants To Protect Peace River Basin


The state Department of En-
vironmental Protection (DEP) has
released its Peace River Basin
Resource. .Ianagement Plan.
The Plan, based on the findings
of the Peace River Cumulative
Impact Study completed earlier this
year, proposes actions DEP and
other basin stakeholders can take to
minimize existing and future
impacts to the Peace River basin
over the next four years.
"The management plan's recom-
mendations provide a specific, sci-
ence-based foundation for all par-
ties to use in reversing the decline
of the watershed and minimizing
future impacts," said Mimi Drew,
DEP deputy secretary for regulato-
ry programs and energy. "DEP
appreciates the cooperation and
input from our many partners in
this ongoing effort to protect and
restore the Peace River basin."
Portions of the Peace River
watershed have been considerably
altered from their natural state by
agriculture and phosphate mining
as well as urban development. In
addition, large quantities of ground
water and surface water are with-
drawn daily to support these land
uses. The combination of land
development and water use has
impacted the hydrology and ecolo-
gy of the Peace River watershed.
In recognition of these impacts,
the Florida Legislature directed
DEP to conduct a cumulative
impact study, which evaluated
impacts to the Peace River basin
over the last 60 years, and subse-
quently prepare a resource manage-
ment plan. DEP developed this plan
in cooperation with the Southwest
Florida Water Management District
(SWFWMD) and a stakeholder
group of representatives from local
governments, regional water sup-
pliers, regional planning councils,
the mining industry, agriculture
interests, development groups,
environmental organizations and
recreational interests.
"Since 2003, an unprecedented
amount of time and cooperative
effort has been invested in examin-
ing the major causes of stress to
this vital watershed," said Rick
Cantrell, deputy director, DEP divi-
sion of water resource manage-
ment. "The Cumulative Impact
Study yielded a wealth of informa-
tion that guided development of
this initial management plan, which
will be adapted as we learn more
and identify the most effective
strategies."


The Cumulative Impact Study
revealed no single, predominant
cause of impacts to water resources
in the Peace River basin urban
development, agricultural opera-
tions and mining have all con-
tributed to the basin's decline.
The management plan makes a


THURSDAY. MAR. 8
/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting, former
Hardee Junior High Media
Center, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.
MONDAY. MAR. 12
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.
TUESDAY, MAR. 13
VTeen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance/Drug Prevention, regu-
lar meeting, Hardee County
Extension Service Office, 507
Civic Center Dr., Wauchula, 9
a.m.
VBowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAR. 15
&/Hardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
i/Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland, advisory
board meeting, Hardee Office,
324 N. Sixth Ave., Wauchula, 4
p.m.

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series of recommendations to be
undertaken over the next four years
to address cumulative impacts in
the basin and begin the long road
toward recovery, including:
Develop a specific land acqui-
sition plan for the Peace River
Basin through a collaboration of
local, state, and regional conserva-
tion land acquisition programs.
Develop a proposal to ensure
adequate funding for continued
reclamation of older mined lands.
Jointly review DEP and
SWFWMD wetlands permitting in
the basin to determine whether reg-
ulatory actions can be improved to
minimize cumulative impacts more
effectively.
Develop a single mining and
reclamation permit process to
establish a more comprehensive
and environmentally protective
program.
Adopt and implement scientific
pollution loading limits to protect
and restore water quality in the
Peace River basin.
The Peace River stretches more
than 100 miles from Polk County
through southwest Florida, joining
the Gulf of Mexico at the Charlotte
Harbor estuary in Charlotte County.
The river is an essential source of
drinking water for the coastal pop-
ulation and is the major freshwater
source entering Charlotte Harbor.
The river's flows are essential to
maintaining the overall health and
productivity of the estuary.
The Resource Management Plan
is available at ftp://ftp.dep.state.-
fl.us/pub/minerec/peaceriver/Final
PeaceRiverManagementPlan/.


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That is why we are are happy to offer you such classes as:
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ROUNDING UP $$$


COURTESYi PHOTO
Peace River Electric Cooperative's participation in the "Operation Round Up" program has put
nearly $90,000 back into the communities it serves. In the program, registered consumers' elec-
tric bills are rounded up to the next whole dollar. The difference is then given to those with vari-
ous needs. In 2006, the majority of the extra funds went to help the elderly, provide college schol-
arships, purchase food, pay outstanding medical bills and to support non-profit organizations. An
independent board collects applications and decides how to distribute the funds. Board mem-
bers are (from left) Bruce Vickers, Stewart Tobias, Joe Parrish, Hollis Albritton, Paul Samuels,
Julian Tharp, Marie Dasher, Jim Haskins and Bill Hodge. Visit PRECo's Web site at
www.preco.coop for more information or to download an Operation Round Up application.


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for softer landings as they use the various equipment. Several businesses provided the improve-
ment. Old Castle donated mulch, Florida Fertilizer transported it, and TNT Reclamation spread the
mulch. The Y's executive director, Bonny Horton, said the children are enjoying the new surface.


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fourth graders participated
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catch phrase was "Cage
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


If someone told me 25 years ago that Florida one day would defeat
Kentucky six straight times in men's basketball, I would say, "You've got
to be kidding!"
The same could be said for predicting a national title the same year in
football and basketball. The old motto was "wait until next year."

The current Florida alumni magazine reports the annual U.S. death toll
from heart disease is 910,000, or one very 35 seconds, with an annual cost
of $259 billion.
This is not just a men's disease. For every 100 women who die this
year, 35 will be victims of heart disease. Risk factors include high blood
pressure and diabetes.
UF reports the annual U.S. death toll from cancer is 564,830, or one
every minute, at an annual cost of $210 billion.
"Poor nutrition, obesity, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking
account for 63 percent of all cancer deaths." Cancerous tumors are rene-
gade masses of cells that spread uncontrollably throughout the body.
Cancer research includes transplanting blood stem cells to help prevent
or cure the effects of cancer. UF research has shown cures of cancer cases
by using low doses of radiation three times a day on patients when radia-
tion once or twice a day did not work.
UF reports the annual U.S. death toll from stroke is 157,000, or one
every three minutes, at an annual cost of $57.9 billion.
A stroke occurs when "blood flow to the brain is interrupted, often
because of a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel. Stroke victims often suf-
fer long-lasting cognitive and motor impairments, as well as difficulty
speaking and swallowing."
The annual U.S. death toll from chronic lower respiratory disease is.
124,555, or one very four and a half minutes, with an annual cost of $53.3
billion.
Manifestations of this disease include asthma, chronic bronchitis,
emphysema and chronic airway obstruction.
The annual death toll from diabetes is 73,249, or one every seven min-
utes, at an annual cost of $132 billion.
"Type 1 is an auto-immune disorder that affects mostly children and
requires daily insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes is far more common and
typically strikes older adults."
UF and many other universities and other medical facilities are con-
ducting research for the treatment, cure and prevention of these diseases.

Jonathan and I went camping and turkey hunting last weekend at
Fisheating Creek. The creek is low due to dry weather, not deep enough for
a canoe.
We at good, saw some interesting wildlife and walked a lot. We came
home empty-handed. The camper lights stopped working, but we had flash-
lights and a propane lantern.
We ate chuckeye steaks, chicken legs, peanut butter and jelly, Vienna
sausages and crackers, a Hershey bar, a roasted marshmallow, and an ener-
gy bar. We drank water, lemonade and a Coca-Cola.
This weekend sons Michael and Jeremy are going to try their luck
down there.
The public can thank former Attorney General Bob Butterworth and
former Gov. Lawton Chiles for winning a lawsuit against Lykes Brothers
which used to own the land on both sides of the creek. Today the state owns
a narrow strip of swampland on both sides of the creek, and the public has
access to it through permits.
Florida has a lot of public land available for recreation.

Spring season is under way for Major League Baseball. Average atten-
dance for spring games in 2005 was 6,244, up from 5,792 in 2004 and 5,272
in:2003.
S Teams that draw the most fans for spring training are the Nlew York
Yankees in Tampa, Atlanta Braves at Lake Buena Vista, the Minnesota
Twins and Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, and the Philadelphia Phillies in'
Clearwater, according to the March 2007 Florida Trend.
MLB spring training has a $453-million impact on Florida's economy.
The Japanese stars bring thousands of baseball fans to Florida from Japan
during March.
Teams closest to Hardee County are the Detriot Tigers in Lakeland,
Cleveland Indians in Winter Haven, and Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.

John McClenahen is retiring from Industry Week magazine and has
thiee concerns about the future: 1.) executives and managers in manufac-
turing who demand trust and respect but earn neither, 2.) leaders who con-
tinue to attack the messengers rather than pay attention to the content of the
message, and 3.) a public education system in the U.S. that emphasizes
testing over critical and creative thinking.
; He says, however, there are many Americans in manufacturing each
day "taking initiatives, encouraging innovation and improving their worlds
of work."

Industry Week magazine editor-in-chief David Blanchard said a recent


MORE TOLERANCE
"We need more tolerance!" I don't mean what you think I mean, so bear
with me until the end.
This is a plea that we get from modern society. This is a "virtue" that is
caught in our schools, on our television programs, and in our entertainment
venues. Our society, as a whole, is deeply concerned about tolerance.
The difference is the definitions that we are using. Tolerance to the
World means something completely different than it does to me. Let me
show you what I mean..
: When a Hollywood actor states that we need to be tolerant of homo-
sexuality, he means that we should be accepting of such a debased lifestyle.
Such people who proclaim acceptance of such a lifestyle generally believe
ii moral relativism, the idea that there is no absolute truth and standard of
riorality. Because there is no standard, who has the right to say what is right
and wrong?
;: The ironic part of this belief is that if someone does not believe that
there is right or wrong, how can they tell me I'm wrong for speaking against
homosexuality? How can they say that there is no standard of morality, yet
t4ll me that I have broken the standard of morality by speaking out against
such an unnatural lifestyle?
: The reason that I believe people today need more tolerance is because
tolerance, by definition, requires strong conviction in a standard. The virtue
of tolerance demands that there be moral absolutes. I can only be tolerant
~f something that I disagree with. If I disagree with homosexuality, then I
tolerate such activity when I treat such persons civilly in spite of my distaste
in their lifestyle.
S And that is a scriptural principle, shown in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13. The
dfich6 of "hate the sin but love the sinner" is exactly what we're talking
about here. But to be tolerant of such people, I must understand that the
0.od-given moral standard of right and wrong speaks against such activity.
And that is why I think that we need to be more tolerant.
" Do not let the issue be confused. Tolerance does not mean acceptance
of sinful activity. Tolerance means to show the love of God to the sinner in
site of the sinful activity.
:; God loved us in spite of our sin (Romans 5:6-11). God was tolerant of
Us, but this does not mean that He accepted our sin as "OK." Let us learn
fom the perfect example of our Father as we learn tolerance while we learn
t:e standard that makes certain sins needing of tolerance.
r Through our loving tolerance but bold stand for the truth, we might be
a-le to show a fornicator, idolater, adulterer, effeminate, homosexual, thief,
cpvetous person, drunkard, reviler or swindler how he can leave those sins
liehind and be redeemed in the love of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). I'm
Telling the Truth.


salary survey raised three most common concerns: 1.) Global competition,
especially China. 2) Finding and retaining skilled workers, and 3)
Controlling costs, especially materials, labor, health care, energy, insurance
and transportation.
Blanchard believes "U.S. manufacturing will continue to lead the
world in productivity and creativity. The greatest strength of the manufac-
turing community is its dogged determination to get the job done, no mat-
ter what."
Jack See Construction Company in Wauchula has a truck with a front
license plate that says "GIT-DR-DUN" a take-off on Larry The Cable
Guy's slogan of "Git-R-Dun." This is a good slogan for American manu-
facturing.

There are numerous projects underway and planned in Wauchula, city
director of community development Olivia Minshew told the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club Tuesday.
Residential projects include:
1) Valencia Gardens, nearly complete, low income rental apartments,
about 100 units, located on U.S.. 17 Northbound, a portion of monthly rent
is set aside to go toward a future down payment.
2) Stenstrom Senior Village, recently annexed and rezoned near
Florida Ave. and Stenstrom Rd., will be 75 senior rental units.
3) Hidden Creek on Louisiana Ave., a new subdivision with prelimi-
nary plat plans, working on infrastructure, about 50 single family homes.
4) EMBR Construction is building three or four single family homes
at High St. and llth Ave.
5) Howard Bolin is adding duplexes at Bell St. and 9th Ave. and will
build four more north of there, having already built several in the last two
years.
Mrs. Minshew said commercial projects include:
1) A proposal for Dunkin' Donuts at the old Subway location at
Stenstrom Rd. and U.S. 17 Southbound.
2) Has received signed and sealed plans for a CVS Pharmacy on the
old Cannon Building Materials property at Bay Street between the split
U.S. 17 corridors.
3) First National Bank is planning additional drive-thru lanes at their
existing location.
4) FINR is planning a two-story building at Main St. and 8th Ave.,
where the old Wauchula Feed Store was located, to house their human
resources operations.
5) FINR is building a large assisted living facility on S. Florida Ave.
west of the hospital.
6) Wauchula Worship Center is building their new church at West
Main and Terrell Rd.
7) DeSoto Appliance recently opened on Carlton St.
8) Central Florida Health Care is adding a dental center to their pre-
sent building, to replace a motor home used for that purpose.
9) The Dr. Fallon Clinic at Bay St. and 7th Ave. is new, as well as the
Altman Chiropractic, Rehab Consultants, Quest Diagnostics and Florida
Cardiac Consultants, all located east of Pete's Pharmacy off Carlton St.
She said new businesses include Granny Graham's restaurant on N. 4th
Ave. next to Graham's Tax Service, a new Cuban restaurant named Mojitos
on Main St., the Red Garage, and a planned full Italian restaurant at the old
Main Street Pub location.
Minshew said city projects include an expansion to the Oak Street
Park, 10 new T-hangars at the city airport, planned streetscaping for Main
St. and U.S. 17, and renovation of the old railroad depot that could include
a small museum, office space and a gathering hall with food prep area.
The Oak Street Park expansion will include one or two picnic-shelters
with tables and grills, additional sidewalk on the south side of the block, a
shade structure for the new playground, bleachers for the new court, and a
fitness/exercise station. This could be finished in 2007 and no later than
2009.




Saving At The Pump


Means Trip To Jail


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who allegedly decided to
save at the pump by stealing gas
from a nearby business ended up
being driven to jail.
Marvin Cook, 51, of Washington
Street in Wauchula, has been
charged with three counts of bur-
glary and a single count each of
trespass and petit theft for alleged-
ly stealing fuel from Florida
Fertilizer Co.
Authorities say the thefts
occurred late at night over the peri-
od of a month.
Cook will be arraigned on the
charges in Hardee Circuit Court on
Tuesday, March 20.
According to Maj. Claude Harris
Jr., a spokesman for the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office, a surveil-


Cook
lance of the business at 194 Will
Duke Road was begun, enlisting
the aid of other law enforcement
agencies.
And on Feb. 19, he said, Sgt.
Thomas Harris of the Wauchula
Police Department and Dep. Mark
McCoy of the Sheriffs Office spot-
ted a masked man inside Florida
Fertilizer's fenced compound and
near the fuel shed.
Units from all four local law
enforcement agencies surrounded
the fertilizer plant. The suspect,
however, had escaped to the cover
of a nearby swamp, the major said.
Traffic was rerouted around U.S.
17 as officers secured the area. The
Polk County Sheriffs Office
responded with a helicopter and
began an aerial search, Harris
added. Soon, Cook was spotted and
a ground team went in and made
the arrest.
Cook allegedly admitted to
authorities that he had entered the
fenced compound four times over
three weeks, each time taking five
to 15 gallons of gasoline. Most of it
was taken from a tank in the fuel
shed, but once he drained gas from
an engine on a fertilizer trailer.


Harris further alleged Cook
helped himself to the company's
new five-gallon plastic fuel con-
tainers to carry the gas.
Cook was arrested at 12:45 a.m.
on Feb. 20.


Letter To The Editor
Owner Is Upset About
Car Tires Being Flattened


Dear Editor:
My mother will be 89 next week
and is a giver. Everyone who knows
her seems to love her. She has never
smoked, drinked or cussed.
But lately she is being depressed
over things that keep happening
where we live. Early Friday morn-
ing all four of my tires were flat and
was done with an ice pick.
The police dusted for fingerprints
and will soon know something. The
persons who did this are ready to be
caught.
If anyone saw a lady walking
north then south on Hwy. 17 it was
me taking one hour and 10 minutes


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION
All interested persons are hereby notified that Elliott Roberts is
requesting annexation of his property, located at the corner of
Terrell Road and Louisiana Street into the City of Wauchula city
limits with a zoning classification of R-1A (Single Family
Residential The Zoning Maximum Density is 4 units per acre,
Minimum Lot Size is 11,250 square feet; Minimum Lot Width is 80
feet; Minimum Floor Area is 1,000 square feet) and a Future Land
Use Map (FLUM) designation of Single-Family Residential. The
property is legally described as:
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 5:30
p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, April 9,
2007 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard
at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for
which he will need a verbatim record of the.proceedings, he will
need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

PROPOSED
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s/David B. Royal
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March 8, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Tracksters Start Swell


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee track teams started
the season with a strong perfor-
mance in a huge invitational meet
in Hillsborough County.
Hardee boys placed eighth
among 27 boys teams at the Steak
& Shake Invitational at the new
Wharton High School track, one of
the first to get the rubberized track
that reportedly cuts down on
injuries. Hardee girls placed 10th
amoiig the 21 girls teams partici-
pating in the Feb. 24th meet.
"The 'Cats jumped right into the
fire in this meet and was one of


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 252006CA000531
JAMES SASSER, JR.,
Plaintiff
vs.
FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A FELIPE
SANTOA, A/K/A MIGUEL SANTOYO,
AND MARIA SANTOYO, A/K/A MARIA
SANTOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE;
AND HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
AND JANE HARTMAN; AND JOHN
DOE: AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS, IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JANE HARTMAN, JOHN DOE,
AND JANE DOE, as unknown tenants
in possession of the subject property,
their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and the sever-
al and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, or
any other person claiming by,
through, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named defendants or
parties claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property hereafter
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
The South 27 feet of Lot 4
and North 27 feet of Lot 5,
Block 1, Wauchula Villas
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 10, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Physical Address: 410
Tulane Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida Parcel Id No.: 03-34-
25-0480-00001-0003 '1
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KEN-
NETH B. EVERS, the Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before the 6th day
of April, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.
DATED on the 27 day of February,
2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:8-29c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000122
Timoteo Tzun Poros,
Petitioner,
and
Concha Morales,

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Concha Morales
Whereabouts unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Timoteo Tzun Poros whose address is
P.O. Box 1578 Bowling Green, FL on or
before March 23, 2007 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
417 W. Main Street Suite 202
Wauchula, FL 33873, before service
on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your


current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, * Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: 2-20-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
2:22-3:15p


only a pair of 2A schools in the
meet. By the time the day ended,
the boys had a 19-7 record and the
,girls stood at 10-9," said co-head
coach Don Trew.
Coach Rod Smith is the co-head
coach and assistants are Rob
Beatty, who handles middle, dis-
tance and relay runners, James
Carpenter who handles the sprint-
ers, and Louann Trew, who keeps
up with statistics among a variety
of duties.
After the opening meet, Hardee
teams split on Saturday, March 3,
with some going to the relays at
North Port and some along with
the girls to Crystal River for an
invitational there which was called
after the mile run, with Hardee girls
leading by 58 points among the
nine schools present.
Hardee went to the Ed Okie
Relays at Avon Park today (Thurs-
day) and returns to North Port
tomorrow (Friday) for an invita-
tional.
Next week's meets include one
on Tuesday at Sebring and another
on Friday at St. Petersburg
Lakewood High.
Hardee athletes had a pair of
first-place finishes and two seconds
in the huge Jefferson meet.
Postnea "Tina" Louisjeune was
first in the girls triple jump with a
distance of 45'3.5". Teammate
Andrea "Dre" Parkinson placed
eighth overall at 31'09" and Candy
Prine finished with a jump of
27'4.5".
On the boys side of the ledger,








Hospice Offers
Grief Support
Good Shepherd Hospice will
be offering a six-week adult grief
support group running on
Thursday from March 15
through April 19 in the confer-
ence room at Florida Hospital-
Wauchula, 533 W. Carlton St.
The support group will be
meeting from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
and is open to anyone. Contact
Kathy Wilde at 863-402-1066 to
reserve a spot or for more infor-
mation.

Free Training
Made Available
The Lake Placid Campus of
South Florida Community Col-
lege will be offering construction
training for free. It is a 10-week
course, and placement assis-
tance is available upon comple-
tion.
The next class is March 26
and space is limited. For more
information, call the Heartland
Workforce One-Stop Career
Center at 863-385-3672, exten-
sion 229.

RCMA Needs
Donation Items
The Redlands Christian Mi-
grant Association recently
received federal funding to
expand and build a new office at
404 Orange St. However, it is in
need of furniture and supplies.
Anyone interested can adopt
a classroom and help assist with
classroom furniture, cabinets,
easels, chairs, tables, shelves
for storage, toys, art supplies
and items for the house and
block areas. For more informa-
tion or to adopt a classroom, call
Beatrice Juarez or Alberta Roe-
buck at 375-4881.

Red Cross
Classes Available
The Hardee County Service
Center of the American Red
Cross will be offering several
classes teaching basic medical
techniques to the community.
Prospective students can
choose between Adult Cardio-
vascular Pulmonary Resuscita-
tion, Infant/Child CPR and First
Aid Components.
A selection of two classes is
$45 and taking all three costs
$55 (alone they are $30). The
Adult CPR class will be April 6
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the
First Aid class will be from 1:30
to 5 p.m. afterward. Infant/Child
CPR will meet May 1 from 5:30
to 10 p.m. For more information


or to register, call the center at
773-9097.



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Lisnell Youyoute was first in the
200-meter dash in a time of 22.33
seconds. Behind him were Jayquan
Gandy and Ezayi Youyoute. Lisnell
Youyoute was also second in the
100-meter dash, ahead of Marwin
Simmons and Kelsheem White.In
the triple jump, junior Simmons
was second with a leap of 44'1".
Behind him were White and Jean
Frenot.
In other girls action, Marci
Deemer and Daisy Escoto were in
the shot put and discus and Brittany
Brown joined them in the shotput.
.Deemer had the best Lady Wildcat
throw in both events.
Nancy Ramirez, Laura Galvan,
Briana Aguila and Esna Francisco
combined talents in the 4x800 relay
in a time of 13:00.59. Francisco
finished the 400-meter in 1:21.16
and Maricela Galvan led in the
mile-run in 7:14.86, with Laura
Galvan and Guadalupe Flores
behind her.
In the 300 high hurdles,


Parkinson placed third at 52.18,
ahead of teammate and Jalyn Smith
behind her. In the half-mile, it was
Nancy Ramirez first for Hardee,
Laura Galvan was next and Flores
,third. In the 200-meter dash, it was
Louisjeune first in for the Lady
Wildcats, ahead of Prine and
Brown. Finally, in the 4x400 relay,'
Louisjeune, Prine, Melissa Hollon
and Nancy Ramirez finished in
4:45.95.
Hardee boys also had a good day.
Senior Jose Gutierrez ran in the
two-mile run, finishing seventh in
10:48.04 and completing the mile
run in 4:53 and a leg of the 4x800
relay, along with Pete Solis,
Jonathan Delarosa and Jose
Alonso. Murad Ottallah was behind
him in both the mile and two-mile
run.
In another boys field event,
Postene Louisjeune placed eighth
with a leap of 5'8" in the high
jump. Jorge Lopez, Louisjeune and
Carlos Ramirez were in the shotput.
In the running events, Frenot
came home in the 100 high hurdles
in 18:36 and Solis completed the
400 dash in 53.04, ahead of


Delarosa. Lisnell Youyoute, Jimmy
Cimeus, Gandy and White ran the
4x100 relay in 10th place at 44.34.
In the 800, or half-mile run,
Nathan Tomlinson finished in 2:28.
Frento was fastest for Hardee in the
300 hurdles with Tomlinson behind
him. Finally, in the 4x400, Frenot,
Simmons, Francisco "Paco"
Lozano and Solis finished in
3:36.59.
At the North Port Relays on
March 3rd, Hardee boys were sec-
ond of 11 teams, upping the boys
record to 29-8. They might have
done better without a bad attitude
in the final event, the 4x400 relay,
where they placed third in a lack-
luster effort, reported Trew.
As it was, Hardee claimed first
place in three events. In the 4x100,
with a time of 43.7, Lisnell
Youyoute, Simmons, Gandy and
Cimeus were first. In the sprint
medley ielay, it was Ezayi
Youyoute, Delarosa, White and
Frenot combining for a winning
time of 1:41.07. In the high jump,
it was White, Louisjeune and
Cimeus.
Ezayi Youyoute, Cimeus,


Delarosa and Lozano completed.
the mile run in 3:54.87, good
enough for second place. Similarly,
Pedro Anselmo, Lozano, Frenot
and Gutierrez were second in the
distance medley relay with a time
of 11:59.71.
Ramirez had the best Hardee
throw in the discus at 95'7",
Louisjeune was tops with a'35'1"
throw in the shotput and Gutierrez
was seventh in the pole vault with a.
leap of 10 foot. Anselmo was 10
with 9'6".
Before inclemefit weather can-
celled the Beef O'Brady meet at
Crystal River, Hardee girls had a
first-place from Parkinson in the
110 high hurdles with a 16'9" run.
Deemer placed second in the discus
with a throw of 86'5.5" and
Maricela Galvan was fifth in the
mile run in a time of 6:49.
Other girls set to compete were
Louisjeune, Hollon, Escoto,
Aguila, Prine, Brown, Morris and
Flores.
For the boys, Anthony Carlton,
L9pez, Tomlinson, Martin Vega,
Ottallah and Alonzo were set to
compete.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Two dozen boys and over a dozen girls run, throw and jump to pick up points for the Hardee High track teams. In upper photo, on
the boys squad are (left to right, front row) Pablo Anselmo, Pete Solis, Jayquan Gandy, Jose Gutierrez, Francicso "Paco" Lozano,
Jose Rodriguez, Murad Ottallah, Kelsheem White and Ezayi Youyoute; (second row) Jose Alonso, Anthony Carlton, Marwin
Simmons, Jimmy Cimeus, Postene Louisjuene, manager Rodney Spinks, Martin Vega, Luis Reyes and Nathan Tomlinson; (third
row) Jean Frenot, Lisnell Youyoute, Jonathan Delarosa, Carlos Ramirez, Jorge Lopez and Onell Virgile. In lower photo is the girls

squad, including (first row) Maricela Galvan, Melissa Hollon, Briana Aguila, Laura Galvan, Daisy Escoto, Guadalupe Flores and.
Candy Prine; (second row) Brittany Brown, Nancy Ramirez, Jalyn Smith, Esna Francisco, Marce Ramirez, Andrea "Dre" Parkinson
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10A The Herald-Advocate, March 8, 2007


What Did County Accomplish in 2005-06?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 36-page report presents a
wealth of information on what was
begun, worked on or completed by
county employees in the last fiscal
year.
On the colorful three dozen
pages are historical charts of
Expenditures and revenue for each
unit during the last five years, along
with a narrative of the various sub-
:'sections of each department, with
interesting little tidbits in "Did You
Know" snapshot boxes.
Commissioners said they were
Pleased both with the colorful con-
tent and the information presented
in "a straightforward manner."
Summaries of each of the sec-
tions will be presented:

LEADERSHIP
Leadership of the county rests in
two groups, the Board of County
Commissioners, and the five con-
stitutional officers, sheriff, tax col-
lector, property appraiser, clerk of
courts and supervisor of elections,
who are also elected to their posts.
Each of the five commissioners,
Representing the five districts of the
County, provided a statement for the
2005/06 annual report. They are
. committed to the citizens and are
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weeks. One is March 15 from 6 to 8
p.m. and the other is April 5 at 6:30.
Members of the community are
encouraged to make their feelings
on future growth and development
known.

District I
Commissioner Minor Bryant
represents the northwest sector of
the county.
"Hardee County is a wonderful
place to live and we are growing
and becoming stronger each year. I
am so proud to be a part of this
community and to serve the citi-
zens of Hardee County. Please take
a moment to review our 05/06
.annual report. It proves how much
we have accomplished!" said
Bryant.

District 2
Commissioner Nick Timmerman
represents the central and west por-
tion of the county north of Main
Street Wauchula and west of U.S.
17.
"I am so proud to be a part of
Hardee County! We are strong and
have conquered so much. Please
take a moment to reflect back on
the accomplishments we have
made by reviewing our 2005/2006


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diligently to get us back on track
and focused (after the hurricanes). I
am so honored to serve the citizens
of Hardee County and look for-
ward to another prosperous year!"
said Timmerman.

District 3
Commissioner Gordon Norris
represents the southwest section of
the county.
"Fellow citizens: We are com-
mitted to moving Hardee County
forward. We strive to meet the need
of our citizens who call Hardee
County home and strive to protect
our way of life. Planning for the
future is a balancing act all of our
county personnel strive to accom-
plish. We continue to focus on eco-
nomic development and creation of
new jobs with attention to planned
growth. The new year will be chal-
lenging, but I look forward to mak-
ing Hardee County all it can be,"
said Norris..,,

District 4
Commission Chairman Bobby
Ray Smith represents the southeast
part of the county.
"Hardee County stands poised
for a productive future in both com-
mercial and residential develop-
ment. Economic development,
recreation, transportation and envi-
ronmental issues are of vital impor-
tance. We must provide service,
infrastructure and the leadership
necessary to maintain the health,
wealth and safety of our communi-
ty," said Smith.

District 5
Commissioner Dale Johnson rep-
resents the northeast portion of the
county.
"2006 has really been a year of
challenges and 2007 looks like it
will be even more so. We as a coun-
ty really need to have U.S. 17 com-
pletely four-laned. Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation has said
according to Florida Transportation
magazine that every $1 spent in
roadwork comes back to the county
in economic growth as $5.60. It is
important to push for the comple-
tion of U.S. 17 project becoming
four-laned.
"We need to have a visioning
process to ,see exactly where
Hardee County will be in the
future. Smart growth is important
in 2007. We planned to have a
visioning session soon. I hope you
will participate in our meetings.
Hardee County is now a great
place to live, but we can do better,"
said Johnson.

Sheriff
Sheriff J. Loran Cogburn heads
the department of law enforcement,
which aims to provide a safe and
secure community environment for
all residents. Managing the county
jail, enforcing all laws and ordi-
nances, the department includes
criminal and narcotics investiga-
tions, uniform patrol, crime scene
and SWAT units, warrants, civil
deputies (for the courts or serving
warrants) and corrections.


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Tax Collector
Tax Collector Zee Smith is
responsible to collect ad valorem
(property) and other taxes set by
special districts, state agencies and
the county commission. She and
her staff work with the state depart-
ments of revenue, highway safety
and motor vehicles and the Fresh
Water Fish Commission in collect-
ing various license fees.

Property Appraiser
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford and her staff must fairly


and equitably discover, list and
value all real and tangible personal
property in creating the annual ad
valorem tax roll according to
Florida Statutes.

Clerk of the Court
Clerk of the Court B. Hugh
Bradley and his staff are custodians
of all county funds and public
records, such as deeds and property
transfers, wills and other probate
matters, minutes of commission
meetings and all county and circuit
court actions.


Supervisor of Elections
Supervisor of Elections Jeff
Ussery works to ensure people
have the right to voice their opin-
ions at the polls. Voter education
and registration, service to mem-
bers of all political parties, and
managing elections are among the
many duties of his department.
This is the first in a series of reports
on the activities and achievements
included in. the 2005-06 annual
report presented to the Hardee
County Commission recently. Next
week, Administration/Finances.


Animal Refuge
735-9531


Building &
Code Enforcement
773-3236

Central Dispatch
773-4144

Civic Center
773-6698

Clerk of the Court
773-4174

Community Development
773-6349

County Commissioners
773-9430

County Extension
773-2164

County Probation
773-9323

Cracker Trail Museum
735-0119

E911
773-0222

Emergency Management
773-6373

Facilities Management
773-3419


Guardian Ad Litem
773-2505

Hardee Lakes Park
781-2594

Health Department
773-4161

Human Resources
773-2161

Mining
773-0136

Information Technology
767-9655

Landfill
773-5089

Library
773-6438

Maintenance Shop
773-6430

Office of
Management & Budget
773-3199

Pioneer Park
735-0330

Planning &
Development
767-1964


Public Defender
773-6758

Purchasing
773-5014

Road & Bridge
773-3272

Security
773-0385

Sheriff
773-0304

Soil Conservation
773-9644

State Attorney
773-6613

State Probation
773-4777

Supervisor of
Elections
773-6061

Tax Collector
773-9144

Utilities
781-4431

Veteran's Office
773-9853


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ty of Floridians.
The Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System survey is an
anonymous, random telephone sur-
vey of thousands of Florida adults.


Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


WHAT SEASON IS IT AGAIN?
Have you ever heard of the "butterfly effect?" It's an expression that
says, "A butterfly can flap its wings in China and cause it to rain in New
York." It's a little over simplified, but not too far from the truth.
Weather patterns in Florida are a result of global conditions, just as
weather in Europe, Asia or Australia is subject to the same conditions.
Earlier this month, forecasters and climatologists have announced the El
Nino conditions that prevented hurricane development could now be
changing to La Nina.
Exactly what that means for us can't be determined just. yet, but this
month's column will focus on the differences between the two conditions.

What Happens In The Pacific
In a nutshell, El Nino is a weather pattern that involves the warming of
a large expanse of the Pacific Ocean. This warming causes a shift, miles
above the Earth, in the jet stream. The resulting shift disrupts the develop-
ment of Atlantic hurricanes, not to mention the other effects like the severe
winter storms and increased rainfall. We haven't experienced the rainfall in
Central Florida, although our neighbors in Lake and Volusia counties have
certainly experienced the severe storms.
In contrast, La Nina (literally translated "the girl child") is the cooling
of those same Pacific waters and a weakening of the jet stream. The weak-
ening effect allows for more favorable conditions to exist for hurricane
development. Additionally, the change in the jet stream could exacerbate
drought conditions in our area. This is a result of warm dry air settling over
the state.
Forecasters. say it's too early to tell what impact, if any, La Nina will
have on hurricane development, but here are some facts about both weath-
er phenomena courtesy of the National Weather Service:
Due in a large part to El Nino, last year's hurricane season was the
quietest since 2002, when there were 12 named storms.
El Nino'and La Nina affect storm development, they do not affect
storm tracks. The track is guided by areas of high and low pressure.
The last time there was a rapid shift from El Nino to La Nina was
1 08, and it resulted in a three-year drought.

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
I am pleased to announce the winners of our second annual Hazardous
Weather Awareness Poster and Essay Contest. These young people were
chosen by a panel of educators and public safety professionals, and will be
recognized at the School Board meeting today (Thursday).
Essay Winner: Carlos Ramirez, Grade 8 Hardee Junior High
Essay Runner-Up: Brittany Hines, Grade 8 Hardee Junior High
Grade 3 Poster Winner: Hector Martinez Hilltop Elementary
Grade 3 Runner-Up: Doyle Collum Hilltop Elementary
Grade 4 Poster Winner: Cas'sidy Klien Hilltop-Elementary
Grade 4 Runner-Up: R'ana Parks Wauchula Elementary
Thanks to everyone who entered. Our sponsors were the Hardee
County Community Emergency Response Team, the American Red Cross
and Heartland Broadcasting. You can look for the winning artwork dis-
played at public awareness programs at the Emergency Operations Center.

ARE YOU PREPARED?
I'm sure everyone remembers the devastating Groundhog Day torna-
dos that impacted Lake and Volusia counties. You are also probably aware
these storms struck in the pre-dawn hours (as most winter storms in Florida
do) when very few people are awake and listening to the radio or television.
The only source of warning came from NOAA weather radios. These
devices are inexpensive (when compared to the cost of your personal safe-
ty) and most models require little or no programming and are ready to go
"out of the box."
I can't over emphasize the value of obtaining one of these radios. They
save lives, period. Most models available for retail are designed to operate
in "alert mode," where the device only activates when there is a test or an
actual alert. You can purchase an NOAA weather radio at major retailers in
Hardee County and surrounding areas. Don't wait for the next disaster, do
it now.

TIP OF THE MONTH
Help emergency services and law enforcement personnel find you in
an emergency. Make sure your home or business is properly addressed with
numbers that are at least four inches in height and in contrasting colors to
the structure (reflective numbers would be a plus). The bigger the better,
since you want firefighters, rescue personnel or law enforcement to find
you as quickly as possible in an emergency. Besides being a good idea, it's
also a county ordinance.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.


State Conducting


Health Survey Here


NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS
FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR

SOLID WASTE

In accordance with rule 17-708, "full cost accounting for solid waste management", as
required by section 403-7049 ES., local governments must calculate and inform users of
the full cost of solid waste management. Accordingly, the citizens of Zolfo Springs are here-
by notified that the full cost of solid waste management, on a monthly basis, as provided to
the citizens of Zolfo Springs by the Town of Zolfo Springs during the fiscal year beginning
October 1, 2005 and ending September 30, 2006 was as follows:

RESIDENTIAL:


Average
Monthly
Charge
$17.00
COMMERCIAL:
Average
Monthly
Charge
$59.18


Average
Disposal
Cost
$9.83


Average
Disposal
Cost
$76.83


Average
Collection
Cost
$13.33


Average
Collection
Cost
$71.98


The cost information provided above is on a monthly average basis per account and aver-
ages the different types of service available. Actual costs for a given account may have
been different than that reported above due to the actual type of service to that account.

This notice shall be published Thursday, March 8, 2007
Dated this 5th day of March, 2007. 3:8c


WES IDOL


The state Department of Health
is conducting a year-long survey to
gather information about health
behaviors and conditions so it can
further improve the health and safe-


Hardee Countians may receive a
call asking them to participate.
"We have always looked to this
survey as a tool to enhance our sur-
veillance and as a way to assess the
health needs of the state and
Hardee County," said Health
Department Administrator Marsha
F. Rau. "I urge those individuals
contacted through this survey to
take it seriously and allow us to
expand our understanding of
Florida and Hardee County's
health."
The survey focuses on a wide
range of health issues, including
physical activity, diet, tobacco and
alcohol use, HIV/AIDS prevention,
asthma, diabetes, and cancer
screenings. If you are contacted by
this survey, your participation is
vital to helping the state gather
information that will represent all
Floridians.
Home telephone numbers are
selected at random, and most phone
calls will be made in the evenings
or during the weekends. The "Do
Not Call" lists do not apply because
this is a legitimate health survey
and not a solicitation.
Households will be called multi-
ple times to try to reach eligible
respondents. You will not be asked
for personal information, such as
your Social Security number or
home address. You can skip any
question that you do not want to
answer. It may take up to 15 to 20
minutes to complete the interview.
The state has conducted the sur-
vey in conjunction with the Centers
for Disease Control & Prevention
(CDC) since 1986. For more infor-
mation, visit the CDC's Web site at
www.cdc.gov/brfss or call the
Hardee County Health Depart-ment
at 773-4161.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 25 2006 CA 000 586
WAUCHLA STATE BANK
a banking corporation under the laws
of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY VILLARREAL, BILLY HILL and
JANICE HILL, his wife and UNIFUND
CCR PARTNERS G.P.
Defendants /
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
February 21, 2007, in the above styled
cause. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the North Door
of the Hardee County Courthouse in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 21st day of March, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property setforth in
the order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
Parcel B:
The South 150 feet of the East
150 feet of the E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of
NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 4,
Township 34 South, Range 25
East, Hardee County, Florida,
Less and Except, the East 30'feet
thereof for road right-of-way and
Less and Except, the South 75
feet thereof.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Sale; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
Dated this 21 day of February, 2007
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Students at Wauchula Elementary School participated in an "American Narrative Idol" contest,
emceed and judged by the students. In the top photo, the host, Patrick Carlton (far right) is
announcing contestants (from left) Michael Youngblood, Tatiana Juarez and Brinkley Yeomans.
Judges for the competition were Keyshawn McLeod, Destiny Thompson and Miles Yates. During
the event, teachers (bottom photo, from left) Nicole Lindsey, Janeen Gibson, Abigail Gorman and
Kelly Peterson put on a skit to demonstrate proper and improper behaviors during the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test writing exam.

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NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CHANGES

ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TOWN
COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND
ZONING MAP AMENDMENT AND A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT CHANGE, AS IDENTIFIED BY
ORDINANCE TITLES AND MAP -HElREIN.; -' '-. .,. ...- .... -,. ..

THE ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007 AT 7:00 PM IN
THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 3210 US HIGHWAY 17. ANY INTERESTED
PERSON WHO FEEL THEY ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD.

ORD. 2006-14: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "CPA 2006-ZS-06-02", SPECIFICALLY TO ASSIGN
THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL (I-L) TO THE DESIGNATED PARCEL;
TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
(DCA) FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. (Located on north side of SR66, 450+/- ft. east of Ferrell Road; see map)

ORD. 2006-15: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TO R4EZONE THE PARCEL
OWNED BY CTM INVErTIMLNTS, LLC WITH THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF INDUSTRIAL (I-L);
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (See map)

ORD. 2006-17: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; SPECIFICALLY, REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE AND
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENTS TO INCLUDE PUBLIC SCHOOL SITING
CRITERIA AND LANGUAGE CONSISTENT THEREWITH; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Applies citywide)

LOCATION MAP AND CITY LIMITS
FUTURE LAND USE. 2000
TOWN OF
ZOLFO SPRINGS

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ANY PERSON WISHING TO VIEW RELEVANT INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING
MAY VIEW SAID DOCUMENTS AT ZOLFO SPRINGS CITY HALL, 3210 US HIGHWAY 17, DURING
NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
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 SOLEY 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 FLOIRDA STATUTE 286.0105. THE TOWN DOES NOT FURNISH
VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTS. 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.

GEORGE NEEL
MAYOR
ATTEST: LINDA ROBERSON 3:8C
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Thursday, March 8,2007


PAGE ONE


Baseball Boys Struggling


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wildcat varsity baseball
team is having hard times.
The 'Cats came out on the short
end ofthe three games they played
last week.
It doesn't get any easier this
week, as the Wildcats had a double-
header at home against Sebring on
Tuesday, with the JV playing at 4
p.m. and the varsity at 7. The varsi-
ty also hosts Sarasota Booker
tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m.
Next week's games are on the
road, at Frostproof on Monday,
Palmetto on Tuesday and Braden
River on Friday.


AVON PARK 8, HARDEE 2
The Red Devils came into this
game already 3-5 and 0-2 in
District 10 play and desperately
wanting a win. They proceeded to
fashion one behind the pitching of
Cory Topa, who limited Hardee to
six scattered hits in the 8-2 win.
Three Hardee errors at crucial
times, however, gave the Red
Devils the victory.
The Red Devils opened with a
run as Johnny Sedlock singled up
the middle, stole second and went
to third on a Matt Devlin ground-
out. An RBI sacrifice by Kyle
Jackson brought Sedlock home
with the first run of the game.


For Hardee, leadoff batter
Weston Palmer fouled off three
pitches on a 1-2 count before flying
out to center field. Will Krause sin-
gled up the middle, went to second
on a Briant Shumard ground-out
and third on an error on a Jake
Benavides hit. Runners were left on
the corners when the third out
ended the inning.
It was three up, three down for
Avon Park in both the second and
third innings, Krause striking out
tior nf tries civ orittrc


Hardee took the lead in the home
half of the second. With one away,
Cody Gullatt dropped a shot in an
empty spot in right field and got to
second on the play when the right
fielder hesitated on where to throw
the ball. Cody Greene picked up an
RBI with a hit past second base. He
came around to score on a Palmer
double. Palmer was out trying to
stretch his hit to deep right field
into a triple. In the third inning,
Krause was hit by a pitch and left at
first base.
In the top of the fourth, Avon
Park stranded a pair of runners
when Kyle Jackson and Luke.
Sedlock hit back-to-back singles


before a strikeout and fly-out ended
their hopes. Likewise, a double
play ended Hardee hopes in the
bottom of the inning when Justin
Painter led off with a long single to.
left field.
Avon Park picked up the pace in
the fifth inning. With two away, an
error put Chavious Gordon aboard,
and Johnny Sedlock, Devlin joined
him in scoring, a Jackson double
helping the cause. Avon Park now
led 4-2. Hardee went down in
order.
In the top of the sixth, the Red
Devils padded their lead with four
runs on three hits followed by a
pair of errors. It was not 8-2.


Hardee attempted a rally in the
home half of the inning. Shumard
led off with a .double to deep left
center which had potential to be a
homer. Benavides followed that
with a high popup misjudged by the
infield and dropping safely. But
three consecutive pop-flies ended
the rally.
Each team went three up, three
down in the anti-climax in the sev-
enth, and final, inning.

AUBURNDALE 6, HARDEE 2
The Bloodhounds chipped away
in taking the 6-2 victory over
Hardee which got runners aboard,
See BASEBALL BOYS 5B


HJHS Volleyball Starts Monday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 middle school volley-
ball schedule begins Monday, with
Avon Park, DeSoto, Hill-Gustat,
Lake Placid, Sebring and Hardee
vying in the Heartland Conference.
Hardee's opening matches are
Monday, with the.seventh graders
taking the court at 5:30 p.m. and
the eighth grade about 6:30. The
season continues through April 23,
with a break between April 5 and
16.
Coaches Ami Whilden and Beth
Sasser have their two squads cho-
sen and ready to go, with managers


Kayla Knight, Cassandra Lovering
and Julia Martinez helping in every
way they can.
On the eighth grade squad are
Courtney Buckley, LaCresha
Carlton, Courtney Chason, Lacey
Garza, Vanessa Garza, Ali Holle,
Kate Krause, Ashley Louis, Eryn
Mahoney, Kara Lee Norris, Yesenia
Vargas and Emily Williams.
Playing on the seventh grade
team are Maria Anselmo, Taylor
Bolin, Michelle Cavillo, Danely
Flores, Sabrina Hernandez, Artrice
Hines, Cierra Martinez, Rebekah
Nix, Summer Palmer, Courtney
Parks, Kailah White and Brenda
Zamora.


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March 12
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April 2
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16
19
23
7th grade at 5:30
Head Coach Ami Whilden


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8th grade immediately afterward
Asst. Coach Beth Sasse er


Nine seniors give the Wildcats experience at nearly every position. Kneeling (from left) are Mike Hollenbeck, Briant Shumard,
Jeremy Hollenbeck and Weston Palmer; in back, Jacob Spencer, Cody Greene, Justin Painter, Will Krause and JAirh Senavides.


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There is something to be said about coaching an 0-10 baseball team. Yes, I said 0-10, not
10-0. That means we have lost ten straight games. We have not even finished an entire game
Net this season due to being caught by the t\wo hour time limit or the fact that the other team
scores so many runs on us that we can't mathematically catch up.
But let me enlighten \ou on our 10 loss team. First let me say that I would not trade my
0-10 team or an\ of its players for any 10-0 team around.
From day one I have told my team that they are exactly that, a team. They can't \in or lose
games on their ow n and no one person on the team out shines the others. Working hard and
having fun is what the emphasis has been on all season.
These kids might be in a tougher spot than most because their head coach is experiencing this
first year w ith them. I have never coached at this age group or led a team with so many inter-
esting children. Being an ESE teacher has given me patience needed to take the time and
understand the various talents that all of my players have, for some it just might not be base-
ball.
We ha'e managed close games and scared Goliath on one occasion with only two proven
pitchers and one proven catcher. With the help of one shortstop/catcher/picher who has
enough energy in him to light up Wauchula. the rest of the team has stepped up and contin-
ued to improve e'ery week.
I was told in early season that a parent did not want their child on the losers team. That did
not seem fair to the child to me. If \we go through life %\inning all the time we don't appre-
ciate the wins as much as when they are truly a reward for very hard work. I am not saving
that losing is ok because I don't like it all the time either but it is not the end of the world.
On Saturday March 3rd, this 0-10 team took a trip to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring train-
ing in Dunedin. FL to watch the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. MN same group of
players that haxe trouble focusing on anything and experience frequent outburst of laughter
and giggles for no apparent reason were in total silence as player after player made their way
bN the team. They stopped and signed autographs and asked each player their names, posi-
tions the\ played and also that question of how they have done this season. And proudly my
players would say with a big smile, "We haven't won a game yet!"
With 5 games remaining on our schedule before we end for the year, 1 fully expect at least
three of those to be \ ins. But if they are not, I will hope that
this team has enjoyed playing baseball and will remember
their time spent with each other for the rest of their lives.
Special Note: /I \ant to thank my assistant coaches, parents, the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Englishl Chevrolet for making our"
spring Itraining trip possible.


Rays Visit Tampa


Rookie Southpaw Chris Seddon signs a ball for Hard throwing righty Seth
right-hander Russell Weems. McClung gives words of
encouragement to Timothy
Perkins.


Rookie sensation Elijah Dukes signs baseballs for all
players including Ty Trammel, Cade Roberts, Dalton
Bryant and Hunter Bryant.


Adam Salas is the only player
to give the correct answer to
the question posed by the
major leaguer.


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Team with Rays Manager and Senior Baseball Advisor Don Zimmer. Left ro right front row: Mikey Heine
Jr., Dalton Bryant, Cade Roberts, Hunter Bryant, Adam Salas, Austin Walker. Second row: Jordan Ward,
Ty Trammell, Julian Galvez, Jacob Pakovich, Timothy Perkins, Cleston Sanders, Russell Weems, Dalton
Tubbs. Back row: Coach Jose Carrillo, Coach Keith Weems, Coach Layton Bryant, Casey Bryant, Tampa
Bay Devil Rays Manager Joe Maddon and Senior Baseball Advisor Don Zimmer.


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Hardee


Elmo Party

Honors John

David Nord


Anthony Lucas & Dana Wilkerson

Dana Wilkerson To

Wed Anthony Lucas


Dale Wilkerson of Bowling
Green and Wanda Wilkerson of
Zolfo Springs announce the
engagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Dana Renee
Wilkerson, to Anthony Dale Lucas,
the son of Michelle and Ron Taylor
of Fort Meade and Kenny Lucas of
Alturas.
The bride-elect is a 2003 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School
and a 2006 graduate of the licensed
practical nurse program at South
Florida Community College. She is
currently a resident of Fort Meade,
and is employed as an LPN at the
Florida Institute for Neurologic


Rehabilitation.
The prospective groom is a resi-
dent of Fort Meade and a 2003
graduate of Fort Meade High
School. He is employed at Florida
Dredge & Dock.
The couple will exchange wed-
ding vows this Saturday at the First
United Methodist Church in Fort
Meade. Music begins at 3:30 p.m.,
with the ceremony starting at 4
o'clock.
Following the ceremony, a recep-
tion will be held at the Peace River
Country Club in Bartow.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited.


Thank You
Thanks to all the friends who came and gave food
and gifts for the family of Danny Smith. Most of
all, the kindness and love and friendship.
May God bless each and everyone.
Family of WM. (Smitty) Smith
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C on or before Monday, March 12, 2007.
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Energy Assistance Available
HOPE of Hardee County is now accepting applica-
tions for eligible households in meeting the cost of
home energy through our Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP). This
program will provide assistance to low-income elder-
ly (60 and older) with their electric bill during this
cooling season. Funding is extremely limited and will
be provided on a one time basis, to an eligible
household.
Documents needed:
* Picture ID (person signing application)
* Proof of all household income (check stubs,
Social Security, SSI, Child Support, Wage
Statement, etc.)
* Social Security cards for everyone in the
household
* Proof of energy obligation (electric bill)
If you have any questions, please call HOPE of
Hardee County at (863) 773-2022.
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John David
John David Nord, the son of
David and Jessie Nord of Bowling
Green, turned 2 years old on Dec.
27.
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Dec. 30 at the Peace River
Park in Fort Meade. Theme for the
party was Elmo.
Guests of the honoree were
served hot dogs, potato salad, baked
beans, chips and sodas.
Joining in the celebration were
grandmothers Jeanette Nord and
Debi Taylor; cousins Abby Walk-
ington, Haley Tapanga, Kendall and
Jake Grice, and Nathan and Aaron
Walkington; and numerous aunts,
uncles and friends.


Reunion Set

For Hospital

Employees
There will be a reunion later this
month for former employees of
what was once Hardee Memorial
Hospital.
The event will be held on Friday
evening, March 30, beginning at 6
at the home of Dr. Barbara Carlton,
3587 W. Main St. in Wauchula.
Employees who worked at the
hospital anytime between 1970 and
the day of its closing are invited.
Also welcome are doctors, board
members, auxiliary volunteers and
emergency medical technicians
from this time period. No invita-
tions will be mailed.
Guests are asked to bring a finger
food and are encouraged to bring
their spouses. It will be a time to
share memories and enjoy being
together again.
For more information, contact
Lavonda Rogers at 735-0746 or
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Hardee Senior High School's
Class of 1966 recently filled the
hall again, this time for its 40-year
reunion.
The event was held at the Torrey
Oaks Golf Course on Saturday, Jan.
13. There were 110 present, includ-
ing alumni and guests. Several fac-
ulty members from 1966 were
there: Sylvia Barrows, Frances
Causey, John Maddox, Coach
Dunning Terrell and Coach Don
Herndon.
The day began at noon. During
registration, class members re-
ceived an updated class roll with
contact information, a name badge,
a button with the member's senior
picture on it and a reprint of the
graduation program.
First on the agenda was a golf
scramble. During the scramble,
Herndon provided helpful hints to
those who needed golfing assis-
tance.
After the scramble, a school bus
transported class members to what
they remember as the old high
school more recently known as
the old junior high for a trip down
memory lane. On the tour, Rocky
Kitchens provided the narrative as
they all reminisced. Many of the
"tourists" commented on the nar-
rowness of the halls and the excel-
lent condition of the gymnasium.
After the tour, the class sat in
what is remembered as the "well"
on the east side of the gym and
rekindled old friendships. Pictures
were taken during this time.
During the class "field trip," a
few classmates stayed at Torrey
Oaks and decorated the banquet
hall and cooked the food. Jimmy
Best; Wayne Warren and Ronnie
Durrance prepared barbecue chick-


en and pork and swamp cabbage
for dinner. The Elks Club provided
the potato salad, cole slaw, baked
beans, rolls and tea.
The banquet hall was decorated
with cheerleading and band uni-
forms, football jerseys, FFA jack-
ets, Hardee High auto tags and seat
cushions. Wildcat Willy even made
an appearance at the event.
An awards presentation was held
during dinner.
At registration, class members
had been asked which classmate
they thought of first when they
heard about the -reunion. Most
class members chose Jim Burke.
However, Kappy Spieth Smith and
Jean Campbell Larson were close
behind.
Spieth Smith received the
"Traveled the Longest Distance"
Award. The "Most Recent
Marriage" Award went to Kitchens.
and the "Longest Marriage" Award
to Carol Strickland Williams.
Nedra Davis Cornelius collected
the "Most Marriages" Award, but
Bobby Gibbs was a close second.
Pat Pendergrass Carnahan and
Judy Dunkin Sanderlan shared the
"Most Grandchildren" Award.
The class decided Judy Roberts
Mercer, Poncho Claman and
Skipper Gause had changed much
since high school, with Roberts
Mercer changing the most. Jim
Boatenhammer won the "Least
Changed" Award," and Diane
Cotney Bassett and Laura Cardwell
Coffee received honorable men-
tion.
After the awards ceremony, Lynn
Lambert Bennett took the class
back in time by reading articles
from 1966 publications. She also


read the class history and a list of
class members.
After dinner, 1960s music was
played while the social continued
and the class decided to have a 45-
year class reunion to prepare for the
big 50-year celebration.
Class members in attendance
included Charles Adler Jr., Larry
Allen, Donna Archambault Cachia,
Kathy Ballantyne Mulcay, Bob
Belflower, Randy Bennett, Jimmy
Best 'Albert Blum, Jim Boaten-
hammer, Don Boutwell, Jim Burke,
Jean Campbell Larson, Laura
Cardwell Coffee, Joe Choate Jr.,
Bobby "Poncho" Claman, Patricia
Conerly Rouse, Diane Cotney
Bassett, Linda Cox See, Reid
Crews, Nedra Davis Cornelius,
Kay Drake Bloom, Judy Dunkin
Sanderlin, Ronnie Durrance,
Skipper Gause, Robert Gibbs.
Also attending the reunion were
Kay Gillette Huddleston, Alton
Goodwin, Laura Greene Turner,
Shirleene Grice Wilkins, Nancy
Holt Mizrahi, Banche Jackson
Edge, Marilynn Keller Bielen,
Rocky Kitchens, Mary. Gene Klein
Boutwell, Jerold Knight, Lynn
Lambert Bennett, Carolyn Martin
Silar, Jerry May, Linda Noah
Bubenick, Kay Parker Paris, Pat
Pendergrass Carnahan, Shirley
Powell Trott, Dorinie Joe Reeves,
Wallace Roberson, Judye Roberts
Mercer, Dick Roe, Wayne Rogers,
Pam See Albritton, Clemie Jo
Smith Lamb, Kappy Spieth
Stewart, Sylvia Stannage Parker,
Carol Strickland Williams, Gail
Trott Merhar, Sandra Vernon
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COURTESY PHOTOS
The reunion committee planned the day's events, decorated the banquet hall and provided din-
ner for the class members. These individuals included (front row, from left) Rocky Kitchens and
Jerold Knight; (back row) Marilynn Keller Bielen, Jimmy Best, Nedra Davis Cornelius, Lynn
Lambert Bennett and Randy Bennett.


All of the cheerleaders for the Class of 1966 attended the reunion, including (from left) Pam See
Albritton, Jean Campbell Larson, Clemie Jo Smith Lamb, Kappy Spieth Stewart and Donna
Archambault Cachia.



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The Wildcat football team of 1966 was the first to go on to the state championship game. The
team was first runner-up in the state that year, and is shown here with its trophy. Pictured are
Wayne Rogers, Jim Burke, Dick Roe and Coach Don Herndon (both holding trophy), Bobby
Gibbs, Randy Bennett, Bobby "Poncho" Claman, Donnie Joe Reeves, Jimmy Best, Bob Belflower
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The Hardee County Planning and
Development will be hosting two
public workshops to get citizen.
feedback on what they want Hardee
County to be like in the future.
The primary purpose of these
meetings is to listen to what citi-
zens consider the important issues
facing Hardee County.
The Hardee County Compre-
hensive Plan serves as a blueprint
or guide for future growth and
development. It is intended to pro-
tect and enhance the quality of life
for current and future residents.
The plan is being reviewed and
updated in response to changing
trends and conditions, as well as
requirements under Florida law to
evaluate and review the county's
Comprehensive Plan. every seven
years.
The public is invited to attend
any or all of these community
workshops to discuss growth and
related issues in Hardee County.
The workshops are scheduled for
Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8
p.m. and on Thursday, April 5, 6:30
p.m. or as soon thereafter. Both


workshops will be held in the
Commission Board Room on the
first floor of the Courthouse Annex
I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.


For more information, contact
the Hardee County Planning and
Development office at (863) 767-
1964.


Lionettes Club Seeks


Donations
The Lionettes Club at Hardee
Senior High School announces its
second annual Dress Boutique.
This project was very successful
last year because of the many dona-
tions. Once again, this is your
chance to clean out your closet and
at the same time help a young
lady's dream come true to be the
belle of the prom or eighth-grade
banquet.
The Lionette boutique project is
collecting formal and dinner dress-
es along with accessories to pro-
vide to young ladies at Hardee
Senior High School and Hardee
Junior High School who are in need
of prom or banquet attire.


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Needed are "nearly new" formal
or dinner gowns and accessories in
excellent condition, including purs-
es, shoes, jewelry, shawls and
wraps. All donations should be
appropriate for young girls to wear.
Contact Martha Shiver at 773-
2342 or drop off your donations at
Cat's Corner in the Town Center in
Wauchula no later than Friday,
March 23.
The Dress Boutique will be held
at Cat's Corner on the evening of
March 29, before Spring Break.
Students will then make their cloth-
ing selections for their prom or
banquet night.


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Hardee County Players

Perform New Comedy


COURTESY PHOTO
Classical guitarist Jaroslav Hudec, center, provided romantic
music on Valentine's Day to members and guests of the
Wednesday Musicale. President Jan Brutus (left) introduced and
welcomed the Czechoslovakian native who now resides in
Sebring. He entertained with Celtic and Renaissance music. His
friend, Larry McCandless (right), often joins him as he performs
in the Heartland area. On March 14 at 4 p.m., the Musicale will
hear Hardee High School seniors perform. They are vying for the
club's annual scholarship provided students planning to contin-
ue their education in music. The program, to be held at the
Woman's Club building at 131 N. Seventh Ave., is open to the
public. For more information, call 773-2694.




Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Welcome! said the huge banner, (displayed at the Nickerson/Ullrich
Building) to the 39th annual Hardee County Pioneer Park Days at Zolfo
Springs. And what a welcome it was for all in attendance, Wednesday the
28th of February and Thursday, March 1, 2007. This year's events provid-
ed a fine variety of music and singing from Bluegrass to Country Western
to swing and sway of the Big Band Era.
S The weather this year has been very cooperative, ideal for outdoor
'entertainment. It was rather warm Wednesday afternoon when our Three-
,Note plus One band from the Catheryn McDonald Senor Center made its
appearance on stage but, thanks to a cool gentle breeze, the setting became
very comfortable. Many present marveled at the arrangement of .the
Nickerson Ullrich Building in that it is laid out in such a manner that it pro-
vides the bands and the audience with almost perfect acoustics for musical
instruments with or without electric amplification.
SOn Wednesday evening, the Three-Note Band plus One gave an excel-
lent performance and was well received by a large audience. Ovations were
presented to them after each number, starting off with the first number,
"Memories," to their final number, "Now is The Hour." The band provided
'the audience with beautiful music for singing and dancing, reflecting num-
bers from the 1930s and 1940s Big Band Era.
'" Fir the Thursda',. March 1, performance. the weather at Pioneer Pirk
was almost picture perfect. The moon, the clear starry night and' soft geritle
breeze off the PeaceRiver, put the audience in the mood to enjoy-beautiful
music and to dance. And dance they did, with many present from the Senior
Center taking the lead. The Three-Note band's performance gave everyone
present (over 200) a one hour of fine entertainment. Our band is to be
Commended!
However, it doesn't end at the conclusion of Pioneer Park Days for
those who wish to listen to beautiful music and dance. Why not come join
in with us tonight (Thursday), here in Wauchula at the Catheryn McDonald
Center 310 North 8th Ave., Wauchula, starting at 7 and ending at 9 p.m. You
will be provided with refreshments, singing and dancing. Singles are wel-
come. Elina will be on the keyboard, Wanda on mandolin, Bill on lead gui-
tar and Jack on the electric upright bass. Meet new friends, have lots of fun,
and it's all free! Hope to see you all soon! Good health and good fortune to
all.
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Justin Griffin and Tiffany Fuller,
Wauchula, a seven pound, seven
ounce daughter, Juslin Nicole
Lavoy Griffin, born Feb. 2, 2007,
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sebring. Maternal grandparents are
Arlie and Marsha Kersey of
Wauchula. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Arlie and Illene Kersey
of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents
are Paul and Faye Griffin of North
Carolina.




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Gilbert and Beverly Carmona,
Wauchula, an eight pound 13 ounce
son, Leland Ross, born Feb. 14,
2007, Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sebring. He joins older siblings
Dylan and Kala Carmona.
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Amado Garcia Jr. and Britni
Gamble, Zolfo Springs, a seven
pound 3.8 ounce son, Xzavion
Jamal Thomas-Garcia, born Jan.
31, 2007, DeSoto Memorial
Hospital, Arcadia. Maternal grand-
parents are Richard Gamble and
Anita Diane Thomas, both of Zolfo
Springs. Maternal great-grandfa-
ther is Louis Kilpatrick. Paternal
grandfather is Amado Garcia Sr., of
Bowling Green
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.
Smoking is one of the leading
causes of statistics.


ing the following weekend. On
Friday and Saturday, March 23-24,
the show will be at 7:30 p.m., and
on Sunday, March 25. it will again
be at 2:30 p.m.
Come Blow Your Horn" is a Neil
Simon comedy.
Tickets will be available at the
door, and the doors open an hour
before the curtain rises. For more
information, contact the Hardee
County Players at 767-6022.


South Florida Community Coll-
ege recognizes students who have
pursued and achieved academic
excellence during their course of
study at the college.
Students are named to the
President's List. for earning a
semester grade-point average be-
tween 3.8 and 4.0. Those making
the list for the fall of 2006 include
Gloria Elizondo of Bowling Green;
Jeannette Lopez and Breanna L.
Widener of Wauchula; and Rita M.
DeSantiago, Meaghan R. McCos-


key and Anel Youyoute of Zolfo
Springs.
Students are named to the Dean's
List for earning a grade-point aver-
age between 3.5 and 3.79. Bowling
Green students named to the list
were Katie M. Boyette and Aaron
K. Lanier; from Wauchula were
Cristina Gallegos, Amanda M.
Quinones, Sierra L. Redding,
Stephanie M. Steger and Kelli J.
Stokes; and from Zolfo Springs,
Khaleb N. Rodriguez and Robert J.
Rodriguez.


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The Hardee County Players will
soon be presenting the comedy
"Come Blow Your Horn."
All performances will be at the
Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium at 225 E. Main St.
The theatrical production will
make its debut on Friday, March
16, at 7:30 p.m. It will continue
through the weekend. Saturday's
show will also be at 7:30 p.m. but
Sunday's matinee is at 2:30 p.m..
There will also be another show-


Thank You


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Hello. My name is Heather Thomas and my son
Carson, is a client at FINR. He was hit by a car walk-
ing to school last year. We are from North Carolina,
so coming to this facility was a big step. My husband
and younger son stayed there and I came here to be
with Carson. I want to take this opportunity to thank
the First Methodist Church of Wauchula for welcom-
ing me, and I especially would like to thank the Scott
Hardcastle family for all that they have done for us.
I will try to "pay it forward" whenever I can
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The Life of Mrs. Arline R. Black
Ms. Arline well there were so many things about her.
I don't even know where to begin. Well Ms. Arline was
to me Ms. Scarline. She was a loving kind lady who gra-
ciously taught me many things. Like how to scramble
eggs with a fork and keep on telling me to keep my head
up I can do anything I want to do. And, I admired her
for that. I helped her babysit and find her word in the
crossword puzzles. About a week or two before she
passed away I am happy to say that my aunt and uncle
invited me to the movies and she went also. It was fun
we spent many Christmases together and many after-
noons. Although I am sad she is gone. She is much hap-
pier where she is now Heaven. She went to Sunday
school a lot and hardly ever missed. I am also sad to say
I really did not visit her very much when I got older but
I will always look back at the afternoons I did. Ms.
Scarline had a cat and just like something she would do
her name was "pretty girl". She loved frogs I remem-
ber almost every Christmas or birthday I got her a
frog. Never a real frog though. I remember when I
went over there in the afternoons she always made me
scrambled eggs and chocolate milk. I am gonna miss her
and I am pretty Sure I speak for my hole family' She
was someone I never expected to loose I have never
lost somebody I knew as much as her or Loved as much
as her, were gonnamiss her.
"This letter was written by 6th grader Shelby Lambert, grandniece
to Mrs. Arline, and lives next to her."
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Shayla Bryan

Earns Perfect

4.0 At FSC
One hundred thirty-seven stu-
dents at Florida Southern College
have been named President's
Scholars for the 2006 fall semester.
Students named to the list must
have earned a perfect 4.0 grade-
point average as a full-time student
carrying at least 15 credit hours
during a semester.
Achieving that honor was Shayla
Ray Bryan, the daughter of Charles
and Brenda Bryan of Ona.
Founded in 1885, Florida South-
ern College is a private United
Methodist college with a liberal
arts core. The college maintains its
commitment to academic excel-
lence through 38 undergraduate
majors and distinctive graduate
programs in business administra-
tion, education and nursing.
The college is located on scenic
Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland,,
and is the home of the world's
largest single-site collection of
Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

Thank You
The family of James Porter would
like to thank the Hospice for bring-
ing ames home so he could be with
his family when he passed away.
We would like to thank our
neighbors and friends for the cards,
flowers and food.
God Bless you all.
His wife Gladys,
Michael, Judy soc 3:8


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For Academics At SFCC


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BASEBALL BOYS
Continued From 1B


"but couldn't put it in play when we
needed to," said coach Steve
Rewis. Hardee did not go down
easily.
In the first inning, a leadoff sin-
gle turned into a run for
Auburndale. With two down, back-
to-back singles moved the leadoff
runner home and left a pair strand-
ed.
Brek McClenithan moved up
from the JV and got his first varsity
hit, a single up the middle. Shu-
mard singled and Benavides was
safe on a dropped third strike, leav-
ing the bases jammed.
Auburndale picked up three runs
in the second inning on a combina-
tion of a walk, pair of singles, a
double and sacrifice fly, but still
left the bases stacked. Hardee got
one run on a Greene hit, passed ball
and Palmer hit. It was 4-1.
Both teams left one runner on
base in the third inning. In the
fourth, a Bloodhound double went
for naught when he was picked off
between second and third on a 1-4-
5 play. Hardee went down in order.
Auburndale left another pair of
runners stranded in the fifth and
Hardee went down one, two, three.


The Bloodhounds plated their
final pair of runs in the sixth inning.
A single and a walk, followed by an
error allowed the first two batters to
cross home plate and made it 6-1. A
double play wiped out Hardee
efforts.
In the seventh, a leadoff single
left one Bloodhound stranded.
Painter began a rally with a double
to right center. Greene singled to
right center to put runners on the
corners. With one down, a Palmer
single scored Painter, but a double-
play ended the game with a 6-2
loss.

DESOTO 7, HARDEE 0
Hardee left 11 runners stranded
when the Wildcats couldn't get
clutch hits when needed and nine
batters went down on strikes.
DeSoto plated one run in the first
inning on a pair of walks, sacrifice
and hit before a double play
stopped it. Three more runs came
home in the bottom of the third
inning on a hit batsman, walk, error
and dropped third strike.
The final three Bulldog scores
came in the fifth inning on four
hits.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

GOD VALUES THE BROKEN THINGS
Nothing we can accomplish on our own is of any use in the kingdom of
God. "The flesh profiteth nothing." (John 6:62)
If only we were essentially good folks, we could practice and work
hard and "make something of ourselves." But, the truth is, we are fatally
flawed in a moral sense and can offer God nothing but our choices.
However, if we choose to follow His Son, He will bless us and open to
us the possibility of pleasing Him.
Most of us embrace this grand enterprise with our usual self assurance
- and we fail. We try again with the same result. After a series of failures,
the cocky and self-confident ones have packed up their bags and gone
home. As for the rest, God takes each one in His hands and says, "I love
you." Hearts are finally broken by the tenderness of that love.
That's when we discover how He values broken things. Vance Havner
says that God takes broken soil and produces crops, broken clouds to make
rain, broken bread to make food. It is the alabaster box that gives forth per-
fume. It was the broken Peter, weeping bitterly who returned to serve the
early church. It was the broken body of God's Son on a cross that won
redemption for us all.
Every day, talented and well-educated men and women strive for suc-
cess in a ruthless world. Only a few find out that real success is achieved in
quite a different way.
In a culture that worships physical strength, how many are applying for
the gift of weakness?
We can't add Christ to anything to make it better. He is top big for that.
As a result, only those who have lost all confidence in themselves are seek-
ing the company of the risen Christ, only the hungry and thirsty, the poor in
spirit and the broken-hearted.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The 17 varsity Wildcats give depth and experience for the future to keep the Wildcats strong. Seated (from left) are Dan Timmons,.
Will Abbott, Cody Gullatt, Ben Krause, Kyle Cobb and Josh Spencer; kneeling, Carl Basey, Mike Hollenbeck, Briant Shumard, Kaleb
Saunders and Jeremy Hollenbeck; in back, Jacob Benavides, Will Krause, Jake Spencer, Cody Greene, Justin Painter and Weston
Palmer.




Ready Adds Three More Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Veteran senior boys tennis player
Josh Ready pocketed another three
victories last week.
Playing at number one singles,
.Ready won over Lake Placid,
Palmetto and Avon Park in his
matches last week.
This week, Hardee boys and girls
hosted Sarasota Booker on Tuesday
and will spend Friday and Saturday
at venues in Sebring in the
Heartland Conference meet.
Next week, Hardee teams host
Lemon Bay on Tuesday,.the boys
starting at 2 p.m. and the girls about
3:30. Then, it's a break until March
19 when the DeSoto boys and girls
visit.
It was a late night for the tennis
teams in the Feb. 27 matches at
home against Lake Placid, which
finally finished at 9:30 p.m.
Ready led the Hardee boys
against the Green Dragons, win-
ning his number one singles over
Faraz Babar 6-0, 6-2. Classmate
Josh Mayer took care of Andy
Olivares 6-1, 6-2.
Junior James Olliff battled
against Martin Oseguera but lost 6-
1, 7-6 (seven service points).


Senior Casey Brutus got Hardee
back on track with a 6-2, 6-1 win
over Robert Green, while soph Joe
Porter had a hard time with David
Green, going three sets before los-
ing, 4-6, 6-0, 10-3. In an extra sin-
gles match, Max Gooding defeated
Wildcat Dustin Spears in an 8-6
pro-set.
In the doubles competition,
Olivares and David Green outlasted
Ready/Brutus in and 8-7 pro-set
With nine service points. At number
two doubles Mayer/Porter won 4-0
over Robert Green/Oseguera, when
they had to retire.
In an extra doubles match,
Holden Nickerson/Taylor Lambert
downed Sean Steadman and
Michael Trujillo 8-3.
The Hardee girls team had the
opposite fortune, losing 4-3. At
number one, lone senior D.K.
Davis warred with Sydney Stewart
but lost 6-2, 6-1. Soph Kaitlin
Justice played at number two and
pushed Katie Altvater to a 6-3, 7-6
match before losing it.
Soph Shelby Durrance got
Hardee's first win with a marathon
6-4, 2-6, 10-7 victory over Aleen
Muzzafar. Tiffany Johnson picked
up the third singles win for Lake


Placid with a 6-0, 6-2 win over
Lady Wildcat junior Natalie Green.
Soph Clara Durrance won for
Hardee in number five singles 6-4,
6-1 over Shayna Reasbeck.
The teams split the doubles.At
numberone, Stewart/Altvater won
for Lake Placid in an 8-2 pro-set
over Davis/Green. Justice/Shelby
Durrance won the number two dou-
bles 8-6 over Muzzafar/Johnson. In
an extra doubles match, Marissa
Hall/Amanda Porter won for
Hardee 8-3 over Ashleigh
Barber/Tara Henderson.
At Palmetto on March 1, it was
hard times. Ready picked up the
only win for the boys squad, best-
ing Adam Danziger 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
All the other Hardee boys had diffi-
culty in both the singles and dou-
bles matches. The closest was
Nickerson who challenged Bobby
Stephenson at number five singles
in a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 loss.
Hardee girls didn't go to the third
set in any of their matches against
Palmetto, which swept through 7-0.
Friday's matches were at Avon
Park. Again Ready got the first win,
67t, 6-2 over Juan Guerrero. May
lost 7-6, 6-1 to Alfonso Williams
and Brutus won 6-4, 6-1 over Topa


Awomowe. At number four singles,
Porter lost to Josue Garcia 6-4, 6-1.
Hardee took the number five and an
additional singles match. Nicker-
son beat John Honeycutt 6-2, 6-2
and Drew Macias downed Zach.
Leman 7-6 (2) and 6-4.
In the doubles, Hardee won three.
matches. Ready/Brutus beat Wil-
liams/Honeycutt 6-3, 6-0. May-
er/Nickerson outlasted Awomowe/-
Garcia 6-3, 4-6, 13-11. And, Porter/-
Macias downed Carlos Fuentes/-
Robert Becerra 6-0, 6-3.
For the Lady Wildcats, it was
another shutout loss, none of the
girls carrying matches into the third
set. Porter came closest in the extra
number seven singles with a 6-4, 7-
6 loss to Mandy Williard. The
young Hardee girls squad has one
senior, two juniors, 11 sophs and
two freshmen.
Good teaching is one-fourth
preparation and three-fourths
theater..
-Gail Godwin
Motivation is like food for the
brain. You cannot.get enough
in one sitting.. It, needs contin-
ual and regulartop-ups.
-Peter Davies


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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
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Lonestar
Construction Cor-p.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Locally owned and
operated for 32 years
Hydraulic hoses made F'
Paint mixed in house
All major credit cards
accepted

1OW40
Turbo Motor Oil
S $1.49 qt _


306 N 6th Ave.
S1 Wauchula

863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm


S Florida Institute For
SNeurologic 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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Fax 863-773-9865


Office 863-773-4779


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Classifieds


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


Help Wanted
We are now taking applications at Southern
Oaks Assisted Living Facility, Full time posi-
tion, 3PM-11PM Wednesday thru Sunday.
CNA preferred but will train. Paid vacation
after one year and health insurance available.
Call 773-9557 for an appointment.
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1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $59,900.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.



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
workplace 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
not limited to having strong mechanical aptitude, lifting up
to 70 Ibs, standing foT 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 c3:c
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RESTHAVEN ALF IS hiring for care-
givers & cook. All shifts available and
includes some weekends. Apply in
person at 298 Resthaven Road, Zolfo
Springs or call Tina at 773-6000.
3:8-15c
NEED LOAN PROCESSOR knowledge
of Calyx. Apply in person, 501 N. 7th
Ave., Wauchula. 3:8-4:5p
WANTED: STRONG, ENERGETIC
bossy woman to completely clean and
reorganize messy house. Salary
negotiable. Call 767-0443. 3:8p
,JEWELRY REPAIR TRAINEE needed.
Employment opportunity may be
available once training is completed.
Mail resume in confidence to: P.O. Box
573, Fort Meade, FL 33841. 3:8-29c


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
IN NEED OF A 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


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.


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Driver and Maintenance Delivery Truck
for ornamental nursery.
Apply at: Peace River Growers
3521 N. Nursery Road

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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


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Fill Dirt


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.Iandcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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Mosaic


The Mosaic Company, a Fortune 500 publicly held entity, is one of the world's largest producers of phosphate rock and crop nutrients. We have immediate
career opportunities in Central Florida for qualified candidates who excel working in a team environment.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT MINE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT PLANT
Responsible for directing the daily operations of a mine and plant operation. Job duties include assuring efficient mine and plant operations, maximizing
production with minimized cost, complying with all safety and environmental regulations, and adhering to company policy and best-demonstrated practices
Te successful candidates will manage departmental budgets, assist with development of short- and long-term capital spending plans, and manage
performance of salaried and hourly staff.
Requires five years experience in mining, or mechanical/mining/minerals/process engineering or related degree.
ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION SUPERVISOR
Responsible for maintaining electrical and instrumentation processes. Job duties include managing work orders and planning associated human capital to
ensure organization of planned materials and projects, coordinating safety meetings, and participating in special projects as assigned. Successful candidate
must have good motivational, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills along with proficiency in advanced planning and scheduling.
Requires B.S. in electrical engineering/technical arena or five years experience in an industrial maintenance E&I environment with computer skills in MS Office,
MS Project, and CMMS and supervisory experience.

MAINTENANCE PLANNER
Responsible for coordinating planning/expediting materials for maintenance projects. Job duties include sequencing work orders following a work flow model,
creating material kitting plans, reviewing job specifications, ordering parts, planning staffing levels, and coordinating schedules with Operations team
members. Successful candidate must have excellent motivational, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as proficiency in advanced
planning and scheduling.
Requires B.S. in engineering/technical arena or five years experience in an industrial maintenance environment with computer skills in MS Office, MS Project,
and CMMS, and maintenance supervision experience.
PLANT SHIFT SUPERVISOR
Responsible for supervising and directing plant, mine, and washer operations. Job duties include maximizing plant efficiencies while minimizing costs and
attaining production goals, coordinating maintenance systems availability, identifying equipment reliability, and complying with safety and environmental
regulations. Successful candidate must have good motivational, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Requires B.S. in process engineering
or five years experience in a plant environment.

PERMITTING ENGINEER
Responsible for planning and scheduling permitting activities. Job duties include preparing annual permitting reports and preparation of state, federal, and local
agency permits. Successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Requires B.S. in mining, civil, environmental, or geological engineering and computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCad/GIS software. Prefer candidates with
an understanding of hydrologic modeling.

ELECTRICAL, INSTRUMENTATION, AND AUTOMATION TECHNICIANS
Responsible for installing and maintaining electrical equipment, controls and electronic instrumentation. Job duties include troubleshooting electrical problems,
installing power supply wiring and conduit, identifying electrical problems and repairing/replacing relays, switches, and motors as needed, performing
preventive maintenance on electrical equipment or systems, and maintaining ac/dc equipment.
Requires a minimum of 4 years of electrical, instrumentation, and/or automation experience in an industrial environment.

LABORER
Responsible for performing miscellaneous job duties relating to day-to-day operations of a mine/plant industrial environment. Job duties include performing
required minor maintenance, housekeeping in plant and mine areas, changing out and cleaning metal screens, and temporary assignments to other positions
within the work area. Prefer phosphate or heavy industry experience.

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
Responsible for performing facility and equipment maintenance. Job duties include diagnosing equipment malfunctions, dismantling or repairing pumps,
welding, and repairing all plant and mine equipment. Requires a minimum of 4 years of maintenance experience in an industrial environment.
The Mosaic Company offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
Qualified candidates may apply online at www.mosaicco.com.
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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
CDL DRIVERS, DFWP. 735-1300.
3:1-8p
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, DFWP, valid
driver license. 735-1300. 3:1-8p
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS at
Children's World Daycare. 773-4701.
3:1-8c


S3 BR, SCREENED in pool, house for
sale, $190,000. 863-781-6784. 3:8p
2 BR FRAME HOME. Must sell!
$59,900. 781-1062. 3:8c
3 BR/ 2 B MH in Charlie Creek;
$59,900. Carol's Realty (863) 412-
8932 or (941) 627-2769. 3:8tfc
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.
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"OUR TIRES
ARE ON SALE
L EVERYDAY!"


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


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

March Special


Free pickup of your vehiclewithin
5 miles of our shop for auto repairs.

PI1~ :s. -~L -l~=


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Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


LAM BER T
REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
JUST LISTED AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY!
3B/2Bth, C/B home built in 2000; automatic lawn
sprinklers; well maintained inside and out. Make your
appointment toady! $175,000
EASTERN HARDEE 5 acres fenced and cross
fenced and 4B/2Bth M/II; 2387 square feet; built in
1998; large pole barn. $170,000
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAIN! 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$140,000
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! IB/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
SERVICE YOU (
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
I ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
op.. ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


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


Charlotte Terrell -W : F
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature oaks
plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36; locat-
ed in secluded area. $200,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet
and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard, conve-
nient location close to schools and shopping. $155,000
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" wellplus 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 some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $239,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery. Owner financing
to qualified buyer. $79,000


CAN COUNT ON


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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ROLL-A-WAY TWIN bed with storage
cabinet, $50 Firm. 781-2600. 3:8p



EXP. SALESMEN/MGR. const. & ag
equipment, Zolfo Springs. 239-425-
5444. 3:8p


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Classifieds


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


7-YEAR-OLD MINIATURE paint stud
horse, beautiful coat, blue eyes,
$1,000. 773-6299. 3:8p
FOR SALE: HORSES. CALL 375-4068.
3:8p
NICE PALAMINO mare, 5 yrs. old. Call
for info 773-0718. 3:8p
CALVES for sale; cow hauling avail-
able. 773-9448. Kaylee Hauling Inc.
2:15-3:15p


CHAR BROIL quick start gas grill with
tank. Never been used. $98 + tax new,
will sell for $85. Call 863-773-4814.
3:8p


A MUST SEE!
2 acres, 3BR, 2B, CB. Wonderful location,
terrific amenities, LARGE FENCED YARD
365 Old Dixie Hwy Bowling Green
863-781 -2600
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Income Tax
Fax Service
Translation of Documents
Immigration Services
Notary Public
501 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
cl3:8-29p Tel: 863-767-1362 Fax: 863-767-1296 Tel: 863-767-0706



WoGRAVES
CONSTRUCTION Walter Braves
& ROOFING Owner
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120

999 U.S. Highway 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841-3343
863.285.738'1 Fax 863.285.7395
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4 WHEELER, 90 CC, LIKE NEW, $750.
863-781-6754. 3:8p
3-WHEEL BICYCLE, excellent condi-
tion, $200; (2) metal sheds, 8x8, 8x10,
both w/3/4" plywood floors, $400
each. 767-8822 2:15tfc


Those who believe money can
do everything are frequently
prepared to do everything for
money.
-Author Unknown


FURNISHED 2 BR/ 1 bath, C/A/H,
screen room, utility shed, large lot.
Lot rent paid to December 2007. Can
see at 1802 Magolia Dr., Hammock
Lake Park, Ft. Meade, $6,500. Cell
269-876-7584. 3:8p
AFFORDABLE! 2005 2/2 MH, 135x70
lot, large deck, new 10x12 shed, land-
scaped yard, Acorn Drive, Zolfo,
$69,500. 863-381-4902. 3:8-4:12p
2001 PARK MODEL, Hartland Classic.
Call 735-1429 for appointment.
3:8-15p


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



REEHGARDEN
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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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984
25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $15,096

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3.12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents.
4" Concrete Slab $20,295


- Meets 120 mph Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC


- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 2300
- Florida Owned & Operated 77- 1- 3
Price Pnlu Salk Tnx & County tee, Phmo for diply pu.,pr nlv Cl2:28tfC ww.metals emsplus.com


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Roy Myrid,
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).
3:1-22c


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking fore 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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FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc


Spray Technician Wanted
Trustworthy, Reliable.
Experience is a plus but we are willing to train.
Apply in person at Buckhorn Nursery
475 Lambert Rd., Zolfo Springs
7 miles east of Wauchula
(863) 773-6662 3:8c
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STFAFFIU1N1G SEREVICESM6 INC.W
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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New'Hom-es:: Pole Barns

L ..FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser ing Hardee Count\ for o% er 20 ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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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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$149,000


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

781-1062
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Cash in Your Pocket!

For fair, honest service and
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781-1062


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Classifieds


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



40' FRANKLIN '03 triple slides, wash-
er/dryer, triple axle, shed, loaded,
Avon Park. Reduced to $17,000. Cell
757-692-4835. 3:8-22p


G & D TREE SERVICE,'LLC
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Dane Hendry 1 Mikey Colding
Realtor Ll 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 Ro*rts Rd. aynies 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. UNDER CONTRACT
* 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. Asking $230,000. 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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MUST SELL, moving back North, 28 ft.
5th wheel and 2002 4 door, 4 wheel
drive Dodge truck. Both in very good
condition. Can be seen at Wagon
Wheel Trailer Park, Lot 27. Package
deal, $18,500. Cell Ph. 269-876-7584.
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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:8c
3 BR/ 1 BATH home for rent in
Bowling Green, $1,000 a month. For
more info call 863-773-2859. 3:8p


ACREAGE, NURSERY FACILITY, 2 BR
/ 2 Bath M.H., beautiful scenery,
$1,800/month. 863-635-3378. 3:8p
3/2 BR D-WIDE, Mobile Acres, Zolfo
Spring, $600/mo. 813-857-2629.
3:1-8p
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
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


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pets, quiet family park, close to ele-
mentary schools in Wauchula. Call
today 863-698-4910. 2:22-3:22p
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
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able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
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


BARRETT'S BUSH HOGGING, lot
clearing, finish grading. Day 863-381-
3282 night 863-382-0135. 3:1-8c
BABYSITTING IN MY home. Days,
nights, weekends. 781-3038 or 773r
3052. 2:22-3:22p
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SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 2:22-3:22p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING. Call
Martin @ 781-3141. 3:8-4:5p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:29p


Horne For Sale
306 Garden Dr., Wauchula
| JUST COMPLETED! Beautifully remodeled 3/2 CBS on large lot. 16621
sq. ft. heated living area. New Wood & Tile Floors throughout, Newl
,Roof, New Kitchen, New Bathrooms. Too Much NEW to List. Clean:,
and fresh with attention paid to the details. Nice Wauchula:
Neighborhood. City Utilities. Affordably Priced. Home shown by'
appointment.
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LOOKNOFURTHER! 10 Acres. Top of the line Manufactured Home'
(Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry acres. Over 3000' ft'
including screened porches, in ground heated pool, updated kitchen with:
breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All this for $284,900. A
67 AC Can be broken down creatively to a homesite. Beautiful woods and4
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.
WHAT A BEAUTY! Nice 4BR/2.5 BA Colonial CB Home. 2596' under air
sitting on 2.3 wooded aces. Custom built. Granite counter tops, crown
moulding on 10' ceilings through out. Back yard fenced $389,900.
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.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $49,50 Reduced to
$48,500.
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
*** $$eA F r $ m ***
Price Reduced! Paradise on the 18th hole!! Come enjoy this
2BR/2BA M/H in the Brookside Bluff 55+ community on a double
landscaped lot. There are various types of recreation available. The
Brookside Bluff is adjacent to "The Bluffs" golf course. Call for
Details. Listed Price $67,500 MLS 191814


Great Country Living with Room to
Spare-Enjoy the convenience of a
4 BR/3BA beautifully maintained
C/B home located on 1.38 acre par-
cel just east of Fort Green Springs.
Call for your appointment today to
view this outstanding home. Asking
$249,000 MLS 191061
Quiet Private Setting-Spacious
3BR/2BA home on 5.32 .acres.
Located approximately 5 miles East
of Wauchula. Fenced in area for live-
stock or horses. Asking $250,000
MLS 189393
READY TO MOVE IN! 2004
Beautiful CB home with 3BR/2BA in
a great location. Includes stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher and many
extras. Just needs owners. Call for
details. Price is $160,000 MLS
190478
Brand New Home-This gorgeous
3BR/2BA home with 1,645 total
square feet under roof in Bowling
Green has so much to offer. Call
today for your personal tour.
$158,000 MLS 190886
Great Home for Growing Family!
Imagine sitting at home with your
family around a nice fireplace in this
spacious home. 3BR/2.5BA 2,623 sq.
ft. home located on 1 acre of land.
Call for Details, Price $245,000


Historical Home! If these walls
could talk imagine the stories they
could share. Make your appoint-
ment today and be part of history
in the making. 4BR/2BA home
with central A/H, inground pool,
BBQ shack and so much more.
Listed Price $179,000 MLS 192339
Looking For Your Country
Getaway? Look NO further 2000
Model DW/MH on 11.5 acres
3BR/2BA 1,539 sq. ft. Attached
carport 650 sq. ft., fully wired.
shop with AC unit 12x24, and
metal shed plenty of room for cars
or tractor. Just reduced $242,500
MLS 192757
Ready to Move In!-Brand New.
DW/MH-Spacious 4BR/2BA locat-
ed on a corner lot. Close to schools
and shopping. Enjoy the comfort
of a new home with central air and
heat plus new appliances. Asking
$115,000 MLS 189017
Beautiful Home With Acreage--
3BR/2BA CB home with approxi-
mately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
and a 2 car garage. Located just
West of Wauchla on 10 acres.
New roof, new insulation, new
stucco and fresh paint. Look at it
today. Offerd at $449,900 MLS
179381


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


*All of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS J
EA "OMMU Contact After Hours
o .P,T.. .. 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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COMMERCIAL LOT located in
Wauchula, lot size 160x90 approx., 1
block off of Hwy. 17 South, excellent
location. Call 863-781-4529, $129,000,
make offer. 3:8tfc
2 BR 1 B COMPLETELY REMODELD
from top to botton, sits on 2 lots in
Zolfo. Call for an appointment 735-
1537 leave a message. $105,000. 3:8c
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.
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WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk cars,
*M6d tractors. We pick up. Crooms 773-
:0637 or 1-800-773-0803. 3:8tfc
*SAVE FROM 25% to 80% on dental
.services includes free prescription,
vision and chiropractic plans call for a
free brochure. 863-299-9289, www.-
mybenfitsplus.com/Lcastillo. 3:1-29p
BABYSITTING IN my home, reason-
able rates. Mon. Sat. 375-9995.
3:1-8p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE Licensed,
insured, free estimates, commercial,
*.residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p
*AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
:Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
.at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
.17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:1 8tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE I
773-5994

New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you have to do
is move in. $175,000 now $170,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
New Listing: 5 building lots in Bowling Green. 2 lots .94 acre $28,000 each.
3 lots 1/3 acre $15,Q004;each. Very good location.
10 Ac. parcel. Fenced aiCross .fenced has small country house needs com,
plete remodeling inside$220,000.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!


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my supplies now in stock at Pete's
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DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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BREEDING AGE HEREFORD BULL.
245-1930. 3:8p
Notice of Public Sale
1995 HONDA
VIN:4S6CG58V9S4403270
8:00 A.M. March 21, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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Good Shepherd Hospice

CALLING ALL RNs!
Mon.-Fri. 8a-5p
NO WEEKENDS
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking RNs in Polk,
Highlands, and Hardee
Counties to conduct one-on-
one patient care home visits.
Great pay plus mileage and
complete benefits package.
Call 813-357-5311 or fax
resume to 813-873-7695.
EOE/DFWP
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Global Youth
Services, Inc.
is currently seeking
Youth Counselors to
provide supervision of
female youth 12-18
years of age.
Applicants must be at
least 21 years of age
and able to pass crimi-
nal background check.
Applications are avail-
able at the facility or
send resume to:
PO Box 369 Bowling
Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000
ext. 221
Fax (863) 375-9929
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


AWESOME & THEN SOME
4 bedroom, 2 bath home, located within 1 mile of
Wauchula city limits. Open floor plan with cathedral
ceilings, ceramic tile, sun porch, fireplace, two car car-
port and workshop on 2.5 acres. $298,900.
PRICED TO SELL! Overcome the obstacles with this
Priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home. Only
$45,000!
JUST ON THE MARKET
Larger home in nice neighborhood with 4 Bedroom, 4
Bath with 2 Car Carport. This home in Wauchula is CB &
Stucco Construction with carpet and tile flooring. Only
$175,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. This 5-acre tract is the
perfect place for horses or recreational purposes.
Located on Tall Oaks Trail in the Golden Oaks. Owner
motivated to sell! Reduced to $72,500.
GREAT INVESTMENT-POTENTIAL RENTAL INCOME. 3
BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE.
BRING YOUR HAMMOCK! Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2
bath MH on 5 beautiful acres. Fenced for cattle or hors-
es. Nice oaks and pines. All for only $155,000.
PEACE & QUIET! 12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land,
with well and pond. Great location for horses, or build
your new home. Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed
price $179,500.
PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERYBODY
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 BED-
ROOM 1 BATH APARTMENT VERY CONVENIENTLY
LOCATED ON 1.8 ACRES ONLY $198,500.


INVEST IN 2007. Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on
Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build our own dream
home in this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
East Main Street
This remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home has highway
frontage on East Main Street Wauchula. 2.9 acre income
producing orange grove. Only $160,000.
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
deck. 2-car garage with screened in porch. Reduced to
$57,000.
TRANQUILITY AWAITS. Calm yourself in the peaceable
setting of this 5.5-Acre wooded tract. High and dry with
beautiful Oaks. Located 3 miles south of Zolfo Springs.
MAKE OFFER: ASKING $62,500.
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
tile flooring. Listed Price: $195,000
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE IN BOWLING GREEN ZONED
COMMERCIAL $25,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900


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! In
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot located in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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Letter To The Editor

Wal-Mart Needs Faster

Check-out, Fabric Section


Dear Editor:
What's up with Wal-Mart? It
seems to take forever to get in and
out of the store anymore. I find no
matter what time I go, and no mat-
ter what day I go on, it's always
stand in line and wait. I don't expect
people to jump hoops for me, but
it's getting a little ridiculous the
time you have to stand in line. The
store has several cash registers, but
only a few open and going.
I know this store has a lot busi-
ness. It's the main store in Hardee
County. So why can't they have
enough workers for the store to
operate properly? I am not the only
one in our county who is tired and
frustrated with the way it operates.
I know a lot of the employees
work hard. I personally know some
have to work longer hours than oth-
ers, with or without breaks. This is
not their problem, it's the manage-
ment higher up.
To have reasonable prices, does it
mean less workers? I'm sure the
store makes enough profits that it
could afford to hire more workers. I
have considered shopping else-
where, even out of the county.
Come on Wal-Mart, get off the
budget cuts or whatever the prob-
lem is, and give us consumers a
break. Just like any job, get out of
the office pushing pencils with
ideas and come on down where the
real people live and stand in line
and wait and wait. And then, see
what you think.
And now here's another thing,
why get rid of the fabric depart-
ment? Do you not think people in
Hardee County sew? We also know
that other counties around us have
done away with theirs also. Why? Is
Wal-Mart only in business for prof-
it? Why does Wal-Mart seem to
think we need a bigger electronics
section more than we need a fabric
section? Is that where people are
spending more of their money these
days?
This county has a lot of little
businesses because of the Wal-Mart


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 501 N. 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, corner of Georgia. 3:8p
SATURDAY ALL DAY parking lot sale.
Kitchen cabinets, hot water heaters,
mobile home skirting & code steps.
Edna's Place. 3:8c
WINDOWED IN ROOM 8x30, excellent
condition. 767-8822. 3:8c
ESTATE SALE: Saturday, 415 Heard
Bridge Rd. Antiques, collectibles,
household items. Across from
Catholic Church. 3:8p
TWO-FAMILY: 3466 S. Hickory St.,
Zolfo Springs, Saturday, 8 a.m. 2
p.m. 3:8p
SATURDAY: 7-11, 220 Pennsylvania
Ave., Wauchula. Furniture, clothing,
toys, misc. 3:8p
SATURDAY YARD/BAKE SALE, 310
Orange St., Bowling Green, Apostolic
Lighthouse. 3:8p
3 FAMILY 5108 Cliett Ave., Bowling
Green, Sat., 7 a.m. ? 3:8p
SATURDAY: 3-FAMILY, Hardee Car @
REA Rd., across from Wal-Mart. 3:8c
CHURCH BENEFIT SALE: Friday until
noon Saturday. 4806 N. Church Ave.,
Bowling Green. 3:8p
EDNA'S PLACE. 767-8822. King beds,
$100 up; waterbed mattress, $200;
queen beds, $100 up; twin beds, sofa
beds; tables, chairs, stoves; refrigera-
tors, $150 up; washers, $100 up; baby
clothing; strollers; toddler beds; large
ladies clothing; much more! 2:22tfc


.HepwWTant

Experienced Steel
Plate & Structural
Detailer
Auto Cad 2007
3-6 months temp.
941-776-1211
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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,
50-2Pc Sofa & Lovedat sts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Center $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen ped 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 d4:20tfe


chain, so come on now, don't take
away the only fabric place we can
go to now.
I like the store, but it could stand
some good changes. Come on now,
Wal-Mart start thinking outside the
pockets.
I have been standing in the gro-
cery line and have heard people
talking about leaving their grocery


buggies (that are full of groceries)
and walking out because they are so
aggravated. The. only bad thing
about that is the workers would suf-
fer, and it's not their fault.
Give the county what it deserves,
after all our money is what helps
keep the doors open. We deserve to
be considered and treated with
respect.
At least leave the Sebring Wal-
mart's fabric open. So we can at lest
have somewhere to go and buy fab-
ric.
Thank you
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


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equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misde-
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Applications may be obtained and returned at the
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JV 'Cat
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior Wildcats
swept past the Avon Park Red
Devils last week.
It was the only victory of the
week as the junior 'Cats lost 11-5 to
DeSoto on Friday night.
This week 's only game was a
Tuesday afternoon tilt against
Sebring, the opener of a home dou-
ble-header which saw the varsity


Y Beat Devils 13-1


squads go at it at 7 p.m.
The JV resume action with a
three-game home stand next week.
All three are at 6 p.m. On Monday,
Frostproof visits, on Tuesday it is
Palmetto, and on Thursday it is
Bartow.
Hardee had an overwhelming 13-
1 victory over Avon Park in the
early game of a double-header here
last week. "We're improving.
That's what the JV is for, to prepare


FOSSIL FACTS


them for the varsity," said head
coach John Sharp.
Michael Dixon opened on the
mound and set down the first three
batters on a pair of grounders and a
strikeout. Hardee got its first score.
Carson Davis drew a walk, went to
second on a ground-out and raced
home on an RBI double to left field
by Brek McClenithan.
Avon Park tied the game in the
top of the second on its only tally of
the game. A leadoff single, back-to-
back grounders and an RBI single
brought Vince Perry home.
Hardee plated five runs in the
home half of the second stanza.
Adam Cartwright worked for a
leadoff walk. Dalton Farr and Tony
Martinez both singled. Carson
Davis walked again and Conner


Davis doubled. That quintet scored,
with a McClenithan sacrifice help-
ing the last one get home. It was 6-
1.
After a three up, three down Red
Devil third, Hardee went back to
work, adding seven runs in a bat-
around which saw Cartwright sin-
gle twice. He, Martinez, the Davis
twins, McClenithan, Josh Rodgers
and Marcus Chancey each crossed
home plate once.
That was the ballgame, as there
was no more scoring. Martinez,
Charlie Powell and Josh Rickett
were left on base in the bottom of
the fourth.
Dustin Maddox relieved Dixon
in the top of the fifth. When Avon
Park couldn't score in the top of the
fifth, Hardee won on the 10-0
mercy rule.
It was a different story on Friday
night without McClenithan, who
had moved up to the varsity. "The


wheels fell off. We didn't hit very
well, and we couldn't get that third
out. At least nine, and probably all
11 of their runs were scored with


two outs," lamented Coach Shatp,
who was realistic of his teai's
youth ahd inexperience in the 11-5
loss.


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Paynes Creek Historic State Park recently invited expert Mark
Renz to give a special presentation on fossils. Renz has
authored several books on the topic, including "Fossiling in
Florida," "Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter" and his most recent
publication, "Giants in the Storm." He also offers fossiling trips,
which he leads with his wife, Marisa Renz. The event was held
at the park's visitor center and featured an impressive slide pro-
gram depicting the many sights from his canoe travels in
Florida. Following his slide program, the fossil expert answered
questions and identified fossils brought in to the event from the
audience. Overall, the program attracted visitors to the park
from Hardee and Polk counties.


4-5 years of age: 4 teams of 10 = max 40
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Hardee County Branch YMCA by the deadline: March 23rd.
Registration information can be found on-line at
www.sarasota-ymca.org under Hardee County Branch.
Program fees must be paid at time of registration by
check, cash or credit card.

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COURTESY PHOTO
Heading to the state championships are Brain Bowl team members (front row, from left) Chelsea
Thorpe, coach Dr. Peter Carson and Jacqui Avis; (back) Bobby Bean, coach Dr. Dale McDaniel,
Christina Weimer, Michael Miller, Brett Jarnagin and Luis Perez.


Brain Bowl Heads To State



Finals With 2 Local Teens


Five members of South Florida
Community College's Brain Bowl
team will be competing in the state
championships later this month at
Gulf Coast Community College in
Panama City.
Two of the team members, Brett
Jamagin and Michael Miller, are
from Hardee County.
Community well-wishers are
welcome to cheer the team on at the
March 30-31 event. The Friday
tournament segment is scheduled to
start at 12:30 p.m., and will contin-
ue that Saturday at 9 a.m.
The tournament, pitting 10 Brain
Bowl teams from across the state, is
free and open to the public.
SFCC's place in the state finals
was entirely unexpected, said
Chelsea Thorpe, 16, the youngest
of the team's seven competitors.
For most of this year's season, the
team's performance was solid but
not stellar. That all changed at the
Feb. 3 regional tournament, where
the team won all three matches
against two teams from Valencia
Community College and one from
Manatee Community College.
The way the college-level Brain
Bowl is scored, the teams' season-
long records don't come into play


once they reach the regional levels
of competition. And the SFCC
team scored big at regionals.
That strong performance at the
regional tournament wasn't a fluke,
said Thorpe. At local competi-
tions, teams answer a set of 20
questions. Typically, she said, only
one or two are math questions.
But the tournaments are much more
comprehensive, involving 44 ques-
tions.
Fortunately, about 10 of the 44
questions at the regional were math
questions, and she and fellow team
member Miller tend to excel in
math.
"We're going to the states!"
Thorpe exclaimed.
Three years ago, the SFCC Brain
Bowl .team competed in the state
championship, but didn't bring
home a trophy. This year, however,
the SFCC students hope to go all
the way.
Even making it to the state finals
is "a big accomplishment," added
Jacqui Avis, a fellow SFCC Brain
Bowl competitor who just joined
the team this season. The ones
most surprised by their big regional
win were team members them-


selves. "It just really shocked us."
"Some people think we're a
'Smart Club' or something," Avis
said. "But you don't really have to
be that smart, just have a good
knowledge of a certain subject.
With that, you're able to help the
team."
Throughout the year, team mem-
bers get together twice a week to
practice, which involves a lot of
quizzing of each other. If nothing
else, Brain Bowl competitions help
team members learn a lot of things
they didn't know before.
Between now and the state finals,
team members doubt they'll get
together more often than they
already do; too many have busy
schedules. Two practices a week
through March will just have to be
enough.
Then it's on to the state chal-
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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.
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HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Bartow HOME 6:00 p.m.
Mar. 16 Track Teams St. Pete Away TBA
Varsity Softball DeSoto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 17. Weightlifting Booker Away TBA
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JV Baseball St. Albans HOME 4:00 p.m.
Softball Palmetto Away 5:30/7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball St. Albans HOME 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 22 Boys/Girls Tennis Palmetto HOME 4:00 p.m.
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Varsity Softball Santa Fe HOME 6:00 p.m.
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By: Dr. Ross 4. Hendry,
DVM
Dr. Hendry
A couple weeks ago I wrote an article that pointed out the fact
nobody advised a potential vet student about the unexpected trauma vet-
erinarians receive from their patients. However, some of those patients,
especially dogs, let you know loud and clear why they have earned the
"bad dog" reputation. Frankly it can be a very disagreeable situation.
One of the patients we have seen on a regular basis definitely falls
into that category. He is a 106-pound, glass-eyed cur dog named Rusty
from Myakka City. It wouldn't surprise me if this dog started snarling
when his owner drives into our parking lot, but when Rusty comes in
the front door, he gets sedated immediately in the waiting room.
While his owner tries to hold him I grab a dose of Domitor, which
is our restraint sedative, make a flying pass and pop a needle into his
hind end, then exit through the first open door to wait for the sedative
to kick in.
Rusty leaves no doubt about the fact that he will "get ya" so obvi-
ously everything we do for him in our office has to be done under the
influence of some kind of anesthesia. Then when he starts waking up we
either have him where we want him or have his owner there to handle
him, because you can take my word for it, Rusty will "get ya."
The first time I ever examined Rusty he had already had a hip
amputated by a veterinarian in Sarasota. One of the first procedures I
did on Rusty was to repair a fractured leg after he got it caught in a
garage door.
Since that first encounter I removed a large stick that was stuck
crossways in his mouth, and we saw him in an emergency situation to
pin another fractured leg after he was hit by a car.
The last time I saw Rusty I pinned and wired his jaw so the bones
would heal after he fractured his lower jaw when he caught a one-ton
pickup truck tire while the truck was moving.
We have also treated Rusty for an allergic reaction, and kidney dis-
ease, and this accident -prone cur dog currently has six full pages of
medical records in his file.
Rusty probably holds the record for the most X-rays taken, time in
the operating room, stitches required over the years, blood work done,
IV's used and antibiotics administered than any cur dog in Manatee
County.
On the other end of the spectrum we have a little Dachshund named
Reba that will start growling as soon as we walk into the room, but with
a small dog like her we can have the owner get a hold of the front end,
and we can slip in from behind and restrain her.
We also have a significant number of Chihuahuas that will bite, and
while any size dog bite hurts, the big ones hurt worse.
However if you are ever in Myakka City and see a big red cur dog
behind a fence and there is a sign on the gate that warns "Bad Dog,"
believe it. It might be Rusty and he will "get ya."

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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 1st & 3rd -..............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 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 ................1..1:00 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 Predicacionll1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ,...7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath







Wholesale Nursery

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


WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ,
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ...................... 7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
*Praise & Worship'....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service........................ 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ..............9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service...................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team ..6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School : .9:30 a.m.'
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
. Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday .Worship....11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities.................600 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 00 p m
STuesday 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 Ortia
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. ......10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening........................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
M morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training........................ 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
IMorning 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 CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Roa(p 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"" & 4U' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
"** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

'S. JL H .R\ EST MINISTRY '
'1337 Hwy: 17 South,'Wauchula .
Suiday School '' U'l0:00 a.i.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days .

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... .7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, .. ............ 7:30 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 735-098!
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. ............ 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
S 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 pastor in Michigan wanted.to.
find a special way to mark his 25th
anniversary.
Since his friend preached the
world's longest sermon-60 hours
and 31 minutes-he decided to
preach the shortest sermon.
Friends suggested one-word
sermons, such as Believe, Peace,
and Brotherhood.
But he spoke one single word-
love.
There's nothing sweeter than
love, nothing stronger, nothing
better; for love comes from God.
Only those who have the God of
love, have the love of God.
The Bible says, "Whoever does
not love does not know God,
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"FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS"
Q: I have been through a lot of junk in my life. If God is suppose
to protect his children and keep us from harm then why is life so hard?
I've always heard that he will never put more on us than we can bear.
But, sometimes the load gets pretty heavy to carry.
Signed, Heavy Load

A: Everything you go through in your life is for a reason. Some peo-
ple take their heartache and use it for an excuse. They use it to justify why
they've turned out a certain way. But, the truth is we can either use our tri-
als to make us stronger or we can allow them to crush us. It's our choice.
I am very adamant about the fact that the righteous man's steps are
ordered by God. Sometimes we don't understand why certain things hap-
pen in our lives. It is then that we must keep pressing onward, believing in
faith that God is still in control.
In the Book of Esther we find a woman who is an orphan being raised
by her uncle Mordecai. When King Xerxes decided to kick his queen Vashti
out of the royal court for disobeying him, he became very lonely. He decid-
ed to choose another queen to replace her. Many women were brought to
the king's harem and put through 12 months of beauty treatments, Esther
more than any of the other women. Not knowing his Esther was also a Jew
he sent out a decree to destroy the Jews. Esther was now their only hope.
Her uncle Mordecai sent her a letter you can read it in Esther 4:14 (The
Message Bible) "If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and
deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your
family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for
just such a time as this."
I believe God allows us to go through heartache, separation, trials and
test to put us in the place He can use us. Looking back at my life, I can see
the hand of God working in places where I would have never believed. We
all find ourselves asking God "why?" Through our tears we can never see
clearly God's perfect will for our lives. But, let me reassure you if you'll.
put your pain to gain, God will begin to use you in ways you'll never
believe.
For example recently I had the opportunity to minister to some of the
tornado victims at Lady Lake. The reason I even had a heart for them was
because I knew exactly how they felt. My family lost everything in
Hurricane Charley. We go through things because God knows we will be
more effective when that problem arises for others in the future. Don't
waste, your trials. Pray that God will let you use them as stepping stones to
grow closer to Him. In life we are always faced with choices. It's up to you
what you choose to do with all your heartache.
In May I will be hosting my own Christian talk show on public televi-
sion called "Keeping it Real with Penny." God has given me the greatest
opportunity to use all my hurts to heal others. This is a big step for me and
our community and, if I had chosen to let my problems crush me, God
would have never opened this door for me to minister to millions through
television ministry. So, maybe I was born for such a time as this.
Hold tight and believe God because your destiny will come to pass.
Signed Penny
For answers with a biblical perspective, send your questions to Signed
Penny, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873, or e-mail penny5@earth-
link.net.


Arbor Day Foundation Offers 10

Free Dogwood Trees, Membership


Ten free white flowering dog-
wood trees will be given to each
person who joins The National
Arbor Day Foundation during
March 2007. .
The free trees are part of the non-
profit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
"White flowering dogwoods will
add. year-round beauty to your
home and neighborhood," John
Rosenow, the foundation's presi-
dent, said. "Dogwoods have showy
spring flowers, scarlet autumn
foliage, and red berries which
attract songbirds all winter."
The trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting


between March 1 and May 31 with
enclosed planting instructions. The
six to 12-inch tress are guaranteed
to grow or they will be replaced
free of charge.
Members also receive a subscrip-
tion to "Arbor Day", the Founda-
tion's monthly publication, and
"The Tree Book" with information
about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the
foundation and receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
Ten Free Dogwood Trees, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410,
by March 31, 2007. Or join online
at www.arborday.org.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
"And you," Jesus asked, "who
do you say I am?" Simon Peter
answered, "You are the Mess-
iah, the son of the living God."
Matthew 16:15-17 (NEB)

FRIDAY
And Jesus began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer
many things, and be rejected of
the elders, and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and after
three days to rise again.
Mark 8:31 (KJV)
SATURDAY
Eight days later, Jesus took
Peter, James and John with Him
into the hills to pray. And, as He
was praying, His face began to
shine, and His clothes became
dazzling white and blazed with
light. The two men appeared
and began talking with Him -
Moses and Elijah. They were
splendid in appearance, glori-
ous to see; and they were
speaking of His death in
Jerusalem, to be carried out in
accordance with God's plan.
Luke 9:28-31 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Then the leading priests and
Pharisees called a meeting of
the Jewish council. One of the
men was Caiaphas, the high
priest that year. He said... "You
don't realize that it is better for
one man to die for the people."
John 11:47, 49a, 50 (NCV)

MONDAY
Jesus said to His disciples, 'As
you know the Passover is two
days away and the Son of
Man will be handed over to be
crucified . The chief priests
and elders plotted to arrest
Jesus in some way and kill Him.
Matthew 26: lb-2, 4 (NIV)

TUESDAY
Jesus Himself was now in
Bethany in the house of Simon
the leper. As He was sitting at
the table, a woman approached
Him with an alabaster flask of
very costly spikened perfume.
She broke the neck of the flask
and poured the perfume on
Jesus' head. Some of those pre-
sent were highly indignant and
muttered ..,. ,But Jesus said,
"Let her alone ... for she has
anointed My body in preparation
for burial."
Mark 14:3-4a, 6a, 8 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Now the Passover of the Jews
was at hand . .Now the chief
priests and Pharisees had given
orders that if any one knew
where Jesus was, he should let
them know so that they might
arrest Him.
John 11:55-57 (RSV)


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INTENT TO CHANGE LAND USES AND ZONING


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
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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
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UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, PER FLORDIA STATUTE
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CHURCH
The prelude for church service
Feb. 25 was familiar hymns played
by Carol Merillat, pianist, and
Wilma Behymer, organist. Rev.
Winne led everyone in singing
"God Is So Good," a :p;pella style,
to open the service. Special music
was a duet by Charlotte
Householder and Nancy Morrison
who sang "Invisible Hands." Pete
Princing and Lowell Gordon were
ushers for the offering.
Don Merillat gave the offertory
prayer while the organist and
pianist played "I Am Weak But
Thou Art Strong." The choir con-
tributed to the service by singing
"Truly the Presence of the Lord is
in this Place," followed by a med-
ley of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot";
"Blessed Be the Name"; and
"When the Saint Go Marching In,"
all in unison.
Rev. Winne's sermon "Don't Be
A Worry Wart" was based on
Proverbs 3:5-6. Jerry and Judy
McBride and Flo Smith served
doughnuts, coffee and juice follow-
ing the service for a time of fellow-
ship for everyone to enjoy.

BINGO
Frances Harris won the paper
special on Feb. 23 and Judy
Shepard and Jane Eakins split it on
Feb. 26.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Pauline McKenzie, Patrick
Gibson and Ron and Shirley
Meathrel were the hosts on Feb. 28.
Bill Burget led the U.S. Pledge,
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The speakers this morning
were from Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. The company pic-
nic is March 10 and if you are a
member of Peace River Electric, a
picture ID will be required when
you register. The winners of the
prizes donated by Peace River.
Electric were John Ritsema, Joy
Beckley, Shirley O'Neal, Herb
Kimball, George Strausbaugh, Pam
Norris and Doloris Oisten.
On April 4, coffee and doughnuts
will be free with a donation to the
Love Barrel. Rosalie Folnsbee's
joke of the morning got a big laugh.
The 50/50 winners were Peggy
Gushue, Lot 487, Hal and Bertha
Wilson, Cindy and. Bill Johnson
and Al and Izetta Murphy.


Dick and Fran Robinson were our luau hosts.


LUAU
There were 182 tickets sold for
the luau on Feb. 24. Dick and Fran
Robinson and their committee did
an excellent job in organizing the
day. Next year Lois and Paul
Conley will be in charge.

NEWS OF INTEREST
On Feb. 18 in Ontario, Team
Howard won the Ontario Men's
Curling Championship. The team
second did not compete in the final
draw due to the birth of his son.
Steve Bice who had been acting as
the players representative was
called upon to fill in for Howard's
second when he had to leave for the
birth of his child. Drawing loud
cheers from the crowd with every
appearance on the ice, Steve Bice
performed with poise, avoiding any
shots that might have impacted the
draw's outcome. Steve is the grand-
son of Mert and Marj Bice, former-
ly of Apple Blossom Lane.
On a sad note, we learned this
week that Herb Hanks of Verailles,
Ill., formerly of 2531 Apple
Blossom, passed away.
COMING EVENTS
On March 12, the day will start
with a pancake breakfast at 7:30.
the Peace River Electric picnic is at
11 and at 8 p.m., there will be a St.
Patrick's dance. March 17 will be
the final yard sale of the season and
everyone is welcome to come. The
Farewell dance will be Saturday,
March 24, with "Doin' it Rite."
Please plan to attend the dance:


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Next year, there will be one
dance in November; two dances.in
December which includes New
Year's Eve; one dance in January;
two dances in February which
includes the Luau; and one dance in
March. The Luau committee will
be in charge of booking and sched-
uling the bands for the luau. The'
regular dances will be booked and
scheduled by Alice Hunt.

SCORES
Bowling Feb. 21: Fearless Four
are in first place. The team mem-
bers are Al Johnson, Louise Craig,
George Hunt and Anne Defreitas.
Mywin is in second place and Flo's
Boys are in third.
Men's Golf Feb. 22: A+B+C+D
points the winners were Don,
Harkin, Bob Krater, Brianl
Kavanagh and Arlie Wooters.
Ladies Golf Feb. 22: Partners -
first, Darlene Jackson and Betty
Jacobs; second, Marj Cook .and
Nancy Morrison; third, Eilene
Busch and A. Miller.
Mixed Golf Feb. 26: the winners
were Pete Trepanier, Bob Kramer
and Art Cathell.
Shuffling Feb. 27: three-game
winners were Bob Beshel, Mike
Defreitas, Eleanor Dice, Marilyn
Funkhouse, Lowell Gordon, Doug
Kettering, Bob Kramer, Keith
Stephens, and Arlie Wooters.
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Wow! It's only two months into 2007 and already over 48,000 people
have visited Highlands Hammock State Park!
Our "Music in the Park" concerts in January and February were well
attended, and the Step Up Florida 5K race, the Community Drum Circle
and various organized camping groups have kept the staff hopping.
Rangers are busy leading Monday-morning nature walks, Thursday-
evening Ranger's Choice activities and Saturday-night campfire programs.
The demand for ranger-guided tram tours necessitated the addition of
Kevin Evans, a seasonal employee from the National Park Service, to sup-
plement our regular tour schedules. It's been so busy that I haven't had a
chance to tell you what's coming up later this spring at the Hammock.
On Sunday, March 18, join the Community Drum Circle from 3 to 5
p.m. This activity is included in your park admission of $4 per vehicle, so
bring any instruments you play to this interactive drumming experience.
On Saturday, March 31, WalkAmerica's March of Dimes fund-raising
walk begins at 9 a.m. Contact coordinator Erica Lavely at (863) 214-3507
to learn about getting involved in this worthy cause to fight birth defects
and premature births.
April will be a month with many special events and activities. On
Sunday, April 8, Bible Fellowship Church will host a non-denominational
Easter Sunrise Service. Take the first left after the Ranger Station on Easter
morning and travel about a mile to the ball field area. Worship begins at 7,
and don't forget to bring a lawn chair to sit on during this casual, outdoor
service.
Sunday, April 15, is the next Community Drum Circle. Then, on
Saturday, April 21, the park will hold its annual Earth Day event.
This year's Earth Day event will be quite different from past years.
While park admission is still free all day long on the 21st of April, the park
management has decided to focus the event on the natural resources of the
park. This year for Earth Day we want to get you and your family involved
at the park through ranger-led activities and outdoor recreation.
Earth Day will begin with a 7:30 a.m. 5K Trail Run. Registration for
the run will be taken that morning, and your $10 donation to the Friends of
Highlands Hammock will be the only cost associated with this event. A T-
shirt exchange table will allow you to trade a shirt you bring for one that
someone else has brought that day.
Following the 5K race, an exotic-plant removal activity will be held
from 9 a.m. to noon. Do you enjoy gardening? Do your kids just like to get
dirty? Well, come and enjoy both while learning more about our Florida
environment and the delicate balance of its natural communities.
Join rangers in removing non-native, exotic plants during a steward-
ship project that's suitable for all ages. Be sure to wear old clothes and wear
sturdy shoes, as this is not a sandal-friendly activity! Bring gloves, sun-
block, hat and drinking water. The Hammock Inn will be open for lunch or
you can choose to bring a picnic.
Later that night, come back for a "Music in the Park" concert featuring
Ellie and the Tri-Tones. This group will perform blues and jazz music under
the stars. Concert admission is $5 per person, and all accompanied children
ages 16 and under are admitted free of charge.
The last "Music in the Park" concert will be held on May 19 at 7 p.m.,
and features the ever-popular California Toe Jam Band.


COURTESY PHOTO
Ellie and the Tri-Tones will perform jazz and blues in the
Hammock.

We hope that you'll join us for each of these outdoor activities and that
you'll plan some family time just hiking the trails or riding on the bike
paths. Don't forget that camping is available year-round and that holiday
weekends fill rather quickly, so plan ahead. View camping information
online at www.ReserveAmerica.com or call (800) 326-3521 to make your
reservations.



Minors Report Three Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
'Of The Herald-Advocate
Reports from Hardee Youth
'Sports for last week were skimpy,
showing only three games played
in the AAA or Minors division.
The results show the Ullrich's
Pitcher Pump Red Sox still leading
the league with an 8-0 record.
Behind them are the 7-2 Vols-Cubs,
followed by the Pete's Pharmacy
Athletics (A's), C&B Cattle Co.
Yankees, CF Industries White Sox
and KMW Photo Devil Rays.
Reporting for last week began
with Thursday's nip-and-tuck game
between the Yankees and White
3ox, with the White Sox prevailing
' 7-6.
Alex Clarke had the heavy hand
for the White Sox, smacking a
triple and single and walking to
come around to cross home plate
,three times. Marco Deleon and
Tanor Durden also tripled and each
scored a run. Jordan Rogers, Kevin
Kunkel and Zack Carranco each
also came home once.
Tyler Helms went two-for-four
and scored twice for the Yanks.
Ryan Ramirez tripled. He, Justin
Newman, Tucker Albritton and
Patrick Carlton each put a tally on
the board.


On Friday night the early game
was lopsided as the A's downed the
Devil Rays 17-4.
A trio of players each put a trio of
tallies in the book for the A's.
Austin Altman, Jake Deanda and
Ruben Olmos each circled the
bases three times. Frank Farias and
Jose Gonzales each had twin scores
and Omar Alamia, Marco Briones,
Colten Howell and Senida Garcia
added solo scores.
Mikey Heine came around to
cross home twice for the Devil
Rays. Blake Vermilye and Austin
Walker each chipped in with a run.
Dalton Bryant, Jake Pakovich,
Russell Weems, Tyler Bragg and
Julian Galvez were all left on the
bases.
In the nightcap, the week's
finale, the Red Sox ran past the
Cubs 7-1.
Marcus Battles came across
home plate twice for the Red Sox.
Cody Spencer doubled to bring
Battles home with the first run of
the game. Zack Battles, Keith
Powell, Conner Crawford, William
McClelland and Kenneth Vargas
each also put a run on the board.
Jordan Jones was the lone Cub to
get all the way to home plate. He
and Ryan Ham were also stranded.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
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I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
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Well over a dozen boys lift weights daily, some preparing for football and some in competition. On the 2007 squad are (front row,
from left) Jerrod Henry, Coty Skinner and Devan Lampley; (second row) Tony Valdez, Thomas Hogenauer, Steven Revell and Phillip
Barton; (third row) Coach Hacam Shweil, Jonathan Kelly, Devon Harris, Wade Mahoney and Coach David Mahoney; (fourth row)
Tyler Bumby, Jose Perez, Scott Reid, Thomas Benbow, Jorge Lopez and Gerardo Villegas; (missing) Jordan Grimsley, David
Newcomb, Jason Jester and Logan Thomas.


Grimsley Second In Weightlifting


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Junior Jordan Grimsley excelled
in the first weightlifting meet of the
season.
Placing second in his 169-pound
weight division was an accomplish-
ment in competing with lifters from
eight other schools competing last
Thursday in the Haines City In-
vitational.
Other schools participating were
Bartow, Winter Haven, Sebring,
Mulberry, Avon Park, Lake Re-
gion, Ridge Community and the
host Hornets.
For many of the Hardee
weightlifters, it was their first meet, '
so they learned strategy on what
weight to start in their bench and
clean and jerk lifts. Each lifter gets
three lifts to go successively higher
in his attempts. Grimsley had 240
pound in the bench press and 225 in
clean and jerk, for a total of 465
pounds.
Devan Lampley, the lone senior
among the Hardee lifters last week,
placed third in the 129-pound divi-
sion with a total of 300, 155 in the
bench and 145 in the C 'N Jerk.
Soph David Newcomb also did
well, placing fourth in the 154-divi-
sion. He finished with a 440 total,
220 pounds in each event.
Juniors Wade Mahoney, Gerardo
Villegas and Tyler Bumby also
competed last week. Mahoney, in
the 139-weight class, totaled 295
with 155 in the bench and 140 in
the CNJ., Billegas was also at 154
and finished at 340, 165 in the
bench and 175 in the clean and jerk.


For Bumby, at 169, it was a 380
total, 200 in the bench and 180.
Sophs Ray Deanda and Logan
Thomas joined Newcomb in the
meet. Both competed in the 199-
division. Thomas finished with a
385 total and Deanda came in at
340.
Three freshmen also.competed,
Anthony "Tony" Valdez, Phillip
Barton and Tyler Alden. Valdez
was in the 129 division, with a total
of 250. Barton had a 305 total in the
139-division and Alden only com-
pleted one event, getting 165 in the
bench in the 183 division.
Other Hardee lifters are Coty
Skinner, Thomas Benbow, Jerrod
Henry, Thomas Hogenauer, Steven
Revell, Jonathon Kelly, Devon
Harris, Jose Perez, Scott Reid,
Jorge Lopez and Jason Jester.
The team is coached by Hacam
Shweil and David Mahoney, who
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which two will go in each weigh
division.
The next meet is Saturday at
10:30 a.m. at the Sebring
Invitational.


Jesus Is My Friend

The wonderful thing about having a friend
is having someone who'll like you to the very end.
I have had some pretty good friends, but I doubt
that they would've been my friend to that point.

Many people today probably have to say the same,
but some can.

Jesus is my real true Friend,
for I know that He will be with me 'til then.
Jesus loves me very much, this l know because
He died on Calvary's cross.

This is why I praise His name,
for I know He's going to love me, just the same.

-Jayne Melton
Wauchula
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Steven Michael Cisneros, 18,
Zolfo Springs, and Sierra Marie
Salas, 17, Wauchula.
Bulmaro Vallejoarmenta, 18,
Wauchula, and Maria Idalia Sustaita
Hernandez, 17, Zolfo Springs.
Marcos Hernandez, 19, Wau-
chula, and Audelia Torres, 16,
Wauchula.
Rodney K. Stauffer, 45, Harrod,
Ohio, and Cynthia R. Kaufman, 45,
Harrod, Ohio.
Ryan E. Guirlinger, 43, Bowling
Green, and Melissa Laureen Ward,
36, Bowling Green.
Gregory Mike Perry, 41,
Wauchula, and Katonya Jackson
Cook, 33, Wauchula.
David Juarez, 30, Lake Wales,
and Krysia J. Schofield, 24, Lake
-Wales.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Wauchula Garden Apartments vs.
.Deborah Harrison, default judgment
for possession and removal of ten-
ant.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Bruce
W. Baughman, default judgment.
Jessica Suarez vs. Central Mobile
Home Inc., default judgment.
Baker, Schwartz and Levine Inc.
vs. Andrea Lampley, dismissed.
SFord Motor Credit Co. vs. Maria
Del Carmen Alvarado, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Karim Jami Almatin, battery,
time served, probation six months,
no contact with victim, $667 fine
and court costs.
Rudy Berdugo, trespass other
than structure and petit theft, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $60
restitution.
Clementino Fonseca, possession
of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication with-
held, 20 days in jail with credit for
(ime served (CTS), $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Jonathan Kyle Graham, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, proba-
tion six months, drug abuse evalua-
'kion and treatment, random drug.
.screens, $315 fine and court costs,
;10 hours community service.
- Alexander Herrera, possession of
'marijuana and possession of alco-
hol under age 21, adjudication
.withheld, probation six months,
:drug abuse evaluation and treat-
nent, $315 fine and court costs,
,$100 public defender fees, 25 hours
community service.
",* Ovindo Mejia-Vasquez, trespass
theirr than structure, time served,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
: Bernabe Garduna Pederosa,
retail theft and disorderly intoxica-
tion, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $43.30 restitution.
" Mario Perez, trespass other than
a structure and petit theft, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $60 restitution.
SRaul Santiago Lopez, giving
false ID to a law enforcement offi-
cer, dismissed.
- Maria Elena Tavares, resisting
arrest without violence, adjudica-
tion withheld, time served, $315
fine and court costs.
: Derek Dempsey Alday, violation
6f a domestic violence injunction
for protection, adjudication with-
held, probation one year, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment, no
contact with victim, no weapons or
firearms, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs.
* Roberto Sierra, disorderly con-
duct, adjudication withheld, $315

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defender fees, $50 investigative
costs.
Jessica Baker Juarez, possession
of drug paraphernalia, 30 days in
jail, concurrent with felony sen-
tence, $315 fine and court costs;
possession of marijuana, not prose-
cuted.
Deborah L. Carlson, petit theft,
not prosecuted.
Thomas Florez Jr., violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia), viola-
tion affadavit withdrawn, resume
probation.
Jorge David Torres, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of alcohol under 21), probation
revoked, 30 days in jail on week-
ends, license suspended one year.

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.
Raynaldo Jose Cabrera, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Benita Hernandez-Garcia, allow-
ing an unauthorized person to
drive, adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Travis Lamar Higginbotham,
reckless driving, defensive driving
school, $330 fine and court costs.
Margarito Melchior-Ahuejot,
DUI, estreated bond.
Charley Rivers, DWIS, adjudica-
tion withheld, $330 fine and court
costs.
Robert Don Stevens, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Julio Cesar Tavares-Tapia,
DWLS, $330 fine and court costs.
Antonio Villafanasumall, allow-
ing an unauthorized person to
drive, $330 fine and court costs.
Mildred Beatrice Dempsey, reck-
less driving with property damage,
$420 fine and court cost, $100 pub-
lic defender fees.
Alexander Jackson Jr., DWLS,
30 days in jail, $330 fine and court
costs.
Juan Francisco Palacios, two '
counts DWLS, estreated bonds.
Douglas Raymond Richardson,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs; DWLS
second charge, $205 court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Jose Rivera, DUI and ro valid
license, 12 months probation,
license suspended six months, igni-
tion interlock one year, no alcohol
or drugs, multiple offender DUI
school, evaluation, $885 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs.
Rebecca Rivera, DWLS, time
served, $330 fine and court costs.
Robert Lee Anderson, violation
of probation (original charge DUI),
probation continued another six
months, 16 hours community ser-
vice yet due.
Ernest Christian, violation of
probation (original charge DWLS),
probation revoked, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien; new
charge DWLS, 45 days (concur-
rent), $330 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Marcelino Erasmo Perez-Cruz,
violation of probation (original
charges DUI and no valid license),
estreated bonds.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Linda L. Sandoval vs. Manuel T.
Alvarez Jr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Gregory Perry vs. Marvin Cook,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Michelle Ortega and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.


Jennifer S. Carrion, petition for
administrative child support order.
Sandra Valerio o/b/o minor child
vs. Edward David Castillo Sr., peti-
tion for injunction for protection.
Melina Lackey and DOR vs.
Eddie L. Hart, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
Sandra Graham vs. Cheryl A.
Packard, petition to enforce admin-
istrative child support order.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Casandra
Cook, petition for injunction for
protection.
Kara Spencer vs. Randal
Simpson, petition.for injunction for
protection.
Stephanie McCullough o/b/o
minor child vs. Brittany Vickers
o/b/o minor child, petition for
injunction for protection.
Daniel L. Fennell and Diane M.
Fennell, divorce.
Darin Rucker vs. James
McDonough, secretary, state De-
partment of Corrections (DOC),
petition for review of inmate situa-
tion.
SGuillermina Alvarez Velazques
vs. Jose Mata, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Sandra A. Valerio and DOR vs.
Marin Javier Cisneros, petition for
child support.
Sandra A. Valerio and DOR vs.
Crystal Lee Cisneros, petition of
child support.
Pamela Johns vs. Samuel Johns,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Frankie Ruth Raulerson and
DOR vs. Ashley Nicole Norman,
petition to enforce administrative
child support order.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Gilliard Groves Inc. vs. Edward
S. Jr. and Connie Jean Schontag,
dismissed.
Xe and Hue Vang vs. Kenneth
Ewell Thompson and Milton Hart,
dismissed.
Leticia Palacios and DOR vs.
Leonardo Palacios, voluntary dis-
missal.
Harold Linton Patterson and
Migdalia DeJesus Patterson,
divorce.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Mary
Villarreal, Bill and Janice Hill et al,
order for foreclosure of mortgage.
Cindy Warren vs. Donald A.
Hughes, injunction for protection.
Cynthia Short vs. Sebastian
Juarez Jr., amended injunction for
protection.
Robin Knarr vs. Daniel Knarr,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Tommy Parker vs. Melissa Terry,
child support order.
Chase Home Finance LLC vs.
Indalecio and Anjela Zamarripa,
voluntary dismissal.
Anita Mares vs. Ricardo Avalos,
amended dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Gladys Dixon and DOR vs.
Tanya Owens, and Michael Owens
vs. Tanya Owens, modification of
child support. .
Maria D. Estrada vs. Kevin
Hodges, injunction for protection.
Virginia R. Snyder and DOR vs.
Amy L. Grosstephan, voluntary
dismissal.
Michelle Faye Lopez and DOR
vs. Reyes Lopez, voluntary dis-
missal.
Mary Rickett vs. David Rickett,
injunction for protection.
Julia Ramos vs. Salvadore
SAguirre, injunction for protection.
Catheryn Nicholson vs. Timothy.
Bryant, child support arrears
account amended.
Lee Ann White and DOR vs.
Courtney Edward Clement, dis-
missal of petition to modify child
support.
Marvin Cook vs. Katonya
Jackson, injunction for protection.
Marvin Cook vs. Gregory Mike
Perry, injunction for protection.
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dismissal of Barbara Jean Cannon
as defendant.
Department of Children and
Families and DOR vs. Santana
Martinez, voluntary dismissal.
Brian Larimer vs. David Sosa,
amended injunction for protection.
Suzanne Hernandez and DOR vs.
Lucio Camacho, child support
arrears account amended.
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Jeffrey I. Reisman, voluntary dis-
missal of petition for forfeiture.
Amanda N. McKinney vs.
William O. McKinney III, amended
injunction for protection.
Carrie Britt and DOR vs.
Michael Britt, license suspension
held in abeyance, arrears account
amended.
Carol Martin vs. Martin Brown,
voluntary dismissal:
New Century Financial Services
Inc. vs. Douglas B. Banks, volun-
tary dismissal.
Norma Jones and DOR vs. James
Carlton, child support arrears
account established.
Estella Villarreal and DOR vs.
Yanel Albarran, child support
arrears order.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Rebekah Nicole Johnson and
DOR vs. James Owen Faullk.
Lydia A. Gonzalez Torres and
DOR vs. Angelo R. Ybarra.
Carla Jean Fulton and DOR vs.
John George Shenefield.
Michelle Johns and DOR vs.
Enoch E. Johns.
Ronnie W. Bartley and DOR vs.
Kimberly Bartley McIntyre.
Sandra Barrios and DOR vs.
Marcos Morales.
Elena Chavira and DOR vs. Peter
Gomez.
Tracy Beaver and DOR vs. John
S. Fuston.
Rosa Elvia Gutierrez and DOR
vs. Jose DeJesus Tapia, petition for
child support
contempt order denied.

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.
Clarification.' A :listing: in this.:,ol-
umn last week onthe sentencing'of
Shawn Curtis Rhymes could have
been misunderstood by some read-
ers. The defendant in question is
not to be confused with Shawn
Rimes, 29, of Wauchula and a local
businessman in the company Rimes
& Son Inc.
Antonio Guajardo Jr., two
counts sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church and two counts


possession of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church with intent to sell,
60 months Florida State Prison
CTS, $$990 fines and court costs
placed on lien.
Gregory Ibarra, possession of
marijuana, transferred to drug pre-
trial intervention program.
Paul Andrew Travers, attempted
conspiracy to traffic in metham-
phetamine, adjudication withheld,
five years drug offender probation,
drug abuse evaluation and inpa-
tient treatment, curfew, warrantless-
search and seizure, no alcohol or
drugs, $495 fine and court costs.
Gary Castellano, interfering with
custody, adjudication withheld,
probation one year transferred to
Pinellas County, $395 court costs
and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Sherry Castellano, interfering
with custody, adjudication with-
held, probation one year trans-
ferred to Pinellas County, $395
court costs and $140 public defend-
er fees placed on lien, 75 hours
community service.
Adam Acuna,' possession of
methamphetamine, three years
drug offender probation, warrant-
less search and seizure, random
drug screens, no alcohol or drugs,
evaluation and treatment, curfew,
license suspended two years; loiter-
ing and prowling, time served.
Thomas Florez Jr., domestic bat-
tery and tampering with a witness
or victim, transferred to county
misdemeanor court.
Sara Christine Giddens, two
counts possession of hydrocodone,
.possession of alprazolam, posses-
sion of codeine, possession of a
prescription drug without a pre-
scription and felony driving while
license suspended, estreated bonds.
Jessica Baker Juarez, possession
of methamphetamine with intent to
sell, possession of marijuana and
possession of, drug paraphernalia,
180 days in jail, CTS and concur-
rent with misdemeanor sentence,
license suspended two years, $495
fine and court costs and $100 pub-
lic defender fees placed on lien.
Juan Daniel Martinez, violation
of probation (original charge reck-
less driving while license suspend-.
ed), probation revoked, 90 days in
jail, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Miguel Muntejo Perez, battery
on a law enforcement officer, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court.
Catherine Nicole Rivers, grand
theft, introduction of contraband


into jail, possession of marijuana
and fleeing to elude a law enforce-
ment officer with lights and siren
active, two years probation, license
suspended two years, no alcohol or
drugs, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens, drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$495 fine and court costs, $140
public defender fees, restitution to
be set, 100 hours community ser-
vice.
Calaster Thomas. Jr., violation of
probation (original charges forgery,
uttering a forged instrument and
criminal use of personal identifica-
tion information), probation
revoked, 18 months community
control house arrest with same
other conditions, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien; violation of
probation (original charge resisting
an officer without violent force),
time served.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
G&R Homes Inc. to J. Dimas
Orta Martinez and Joaquina
Gonzalez, $38,500.
New Smyrna Beach Acquisitions
LLC to Tian He Wu and Yin Ping
Wang, $300,000.
Bhrgu Avon Properties to
Bhoodram and Ethel R. Ramjit,
$120,000.
Margarito and Juana Molina.
Hernandez to Adam Hernandez
Medina, $25,000.
Deborah Boehm and Everett Jack
and Monica Stagg to Yia L. and
Soua Y. Lee, $50,000.
Raymond G. and Carolyn Lynn
Brown to Douglas Ryan and Gail
Cox Edmonds, $32,000.
City of Wauchula to Four Q
Capital LLC, $451,914.
Four Q Capital LLC to City of
Wauchula, $451,914.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Rodolfo Lopez, $140,000.
Jimmy Russell Sr. and:Patricia
,Irene.Hayes to Mason M. and
Donna S. Bowman, $38,000.
Pamela J. Ellis to Burrus
Enterprises LLC, $75,000.
Samuel Chagolla to Rosa
Miranda, $80,000.
Adan Granados to Pedro
Granados, $55,000.
Robert Lee and Michelle L.
Wright to Martin Contreras
Bacilisa Juarez-Blas, $15,000.
Connie Boyette Roberts to
Donnie Ray and Marjorie Boyett,
$13,849.


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
March 4, Stafford Bonsfield, 44, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jerry Rutledge and charged with battery.
March 4, a theft on Dade Street and criminal mischief on Knight Road
were reported.

March 3, Antonio Rosas, 21, of Smith Road, Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Ryan Waters on a charge of larceny/petit theft. At the jail, Dep.
Nathan Woody detained him on a charge of violation of probation.
March 3, a theft on U.S. 17 North and vehicle stolen on Osprey Lane
were reported.

March 2, Christopher R. Williams, 29, P.O. Box 281, Avon Park, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespassing.
March 2, Nicolas Rodriguez Alegria, 25, of 412 Grape St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
March 2, Jorge Villanueva Torres, 18, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested on a charge of DUI.
March 2, Anthony L. Belcher, 30, of 822 Vistabula St., Lakeland, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-support.
March 2, a residential burglary on Chamberlain Boulevard, burglary
of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on Kelly Roberts
Road and thefts on CR 663 at Ona and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 1, Manuel Hernandez Jr., 25, of 2929 Pear St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of resisting an
officer/obstruction. At the jail, Dep. Manuel Zuniga detained him on a
charge of violation of probation.
March 1, Eduardo David Castillo, 18, of 520 Eddy St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with burglary with assault or bat-
tery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief dam-
aging property.
March 1, Antonia S. Ornelas, 33, of 4117 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with non-support.
March 1, a residential burglary on Sauls Road, a vehicle stolen on SR
66, and thefts on Airport Road and on Paynes Creek Road were reported.

Feb. 28, Oliver Lacy Everett, 32, of 5009 Snelling Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested on a charge of non-support.
Feb. 28, Fatema Renee Mariner, 27, of 1542 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with two counts posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and
driving while license suspended.
Feb. 28, Ruth Crespo Solis, 45, of 501 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested on a charge of fraud by insufficient funds.
Feb. 28, Rebecca E. Caraballo, 24, of 2095 Meadow Oak Circle, Polk
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Feb. 28, Rebecca Rivera, 31, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. David Drake on a charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 28, a theft on Moncrief Road and criminal mischief on U.S. 17
North and on Rainey Boulevard were reported.

Feb. 27, Adam Robert Acuna, of 615 Saunders St., Wauchula, was
arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
Feb. 27, David Navarro, 34, of 812 Aventina Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on charges of possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traf-
fic violation.
Feb. 27, Samuel William Sink, 39, of 1949 Peace River Woods, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Feb. 27, Anita Belcher Platt, 48, of 2324 Locust Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a charge of
violation of community control.
Feb. 27, Dorothy Marie Ayers, 37, of 510 South Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with two counts of failure to appear
in court.
Feb. 27, Joseph Thomas Martinez, 19, of 339 Kenyon Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Feb. 27, a residential burglary on Fish Branch Road, a fight on Altman
Road, and a theft on East County Line Road were reported.

Feb. 26, William Baucom, 41, of 1351 Dansby Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of violation of an injunction for
protection.
Feb. 26, Lashawn Dante Troup, 29, of 3340 Katherlyn Road, Fort
Myers, was arrested on a federal charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 26, Christopher Trevino, 28, of 3525 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of violation of probation.
Feb. 26, Arbey Medina-Flores, 23, of Palmetto, was arrested on a fed-
eral violation of probation charge.
Feb. 26, Debra Ann Rucker, 43, P.O. Box 213, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 26, Donya Leigh Fowler, 27, of 5207 Mason Dixon Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on an out-of-county war-
rant.
Feb. 26, a business burglary on North Florida Avenue, a fight on
Sweetgum Parkway, thefts on Goose Pond Road and on SR 64 East, and a
vehicle stolen on Heard Bridge Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 4, Charlene D. Coker, 41, of 1850 Heard Bridge Road, was
arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohanan and charged with possession of marijuana.
March 4, Lucille Ann Hickman, 56, of 407 S. First Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on a charge of DUI.
March 4, Luis Miguel Rodriguez, 23, of 4416 Maple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Gavriel Garza on a charge of trespassing.
March 4, criminal mischief on South Ninth avenue was reported.

March 3, a residential burglary on West Main Street and a theft on East
Palmetto Street were reported.

March 2, Matthew Lee Kemp, 31, of 4658 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with 24 counts possession of a
weapon, third degree grand theft on a vehicle, larceny/grand theft, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, resisting an officer without violence and fleeing
to elude a police officer.
March 2, Robert Bryan Birge, 28, of 218 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with dealing in stolen property
and selling a vehicle without legal title-forgery.
March 2, Ruben Ramirez Ybarra, 35, of 310 Georgia St., Wauchula,w
as arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUJ and driving
while license suspended. At the jail, sheriff's Dep. Manuel Zuniga detained
him on a charge of violation of probation.
March 2, a theft on South Seventh Avenue was reported

March 1, Francisco M. Pacheco, 36, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was -arrested by Ofc.-Paul Bohanan and charged with a traffic.
violation. At the jail. Dep. Eric Harrison detained him on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.

Feb. 28, Alexander Jackson Jr., 22, of 692 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Ron Luke on a charge of driving while license suspended.
At the jail, Sgt. Lyle Hart detained him on a charge of violation of proba-
tion.
Feb. 28, German Herrera, 23, and Alejandro Estrada, 31, both of 209
E. Main St., Wauchula, were arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and each charged
with disorderly intoxication.

Feb. 26, Andrew Garcia Cerna, 20, of 902 Alabama St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with resisting an officer
without violence and aggravated battery.
Feb. 26, Robert Nelson Noblett, 47, of 1404 E. Edgewood Drive,
Lakeland, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly


intoxication.
Feb. 26, business burglaries in two locations on South Florida Avenue
and a theft on West Main Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN -
March 3, Victor Manuel Miranda, 39, of 206 Broward St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace on a pair of traffic violation. At the..
jail, Dep. Ryan Waters detained him on a charge-of violation of probation.

March 2, Clint Morgan Albritton, 35, of 1021 S. Ninth" Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Lt. Brett Dowden on a charge of violation of'
probation.

March 1, Ariselys Echevarria, 15, of 4705 Himrod Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on a charge of escape:
March 1, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 4, theft on Fourth Street East and Magnolia Street were report-
ed.

March 3, a tag was reported stolen on Poplar Street.

March 1, a vehicle was reported stolen on U. S. 17 South.

Feb. 28, a theft on Fifth Street East was reported.




Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine and John Gillespie ".
Alpia & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula


"And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who
began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus
Christ (right up to the time of His return), developing (that good
work) and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you."
Philippians 1:6 Amp.
Paul was confident that God would continue to work in their lives
because of the oneness in the heart of the people for each other and
Paul.The people had a good heart. They listened to what Paul had to say and
were willing to help advance the good news to others by contributing and
partnering with Paul from the first day of their salvation.
Paul was in prison when he wrote the book of Philippians and he goes'
on to say "complete my job by living in harmony and being of the same
mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of
one harmonious mind and intention."
He also says for us "to press on toward the goal to win the prize to
which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward." He tells us to "rejoice irl-
the Lord always"; again, he says "rejoice!"
A Golden Nugget would be to love fellow Christians and work in haf-
mony and oneness so as to be a good witness to the lost. This would mean
also with other churches than just your own and with no jealousy. What joy
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8C The Herald-Advocate, March 8, 2007

TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


'THEY CALLED US TOGALLEARI'


By KERRY MUSHRUSH
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Leonard Perry Taylor Jr. was born on
Feb. 28, 1926, in Lakeland. He grew up in
Lakeland until 1934, then moved to Plant
City and came to Wauchula in 1938.
Mr. Taylor went to George Milledgeville
his last year of school and graduated in
1944 when he was 18 years old. This was a
military school. They did not go on field
trips. They wore uniforms in school.
For fun, Mr. Taylor swam in a creek with
his fiends and hunted for shark teeth.
For summer vacation in 1932 he went to
the World's Fair in Chicago.
Mr. Taylor didn't have any brothers or
sisters, so he always stayed busy because
every time his parents saw him, they would
have something for him to do.
When he was a kid, there was not televi-
sion; so all he had was the radio on which
he listened to Amos and Andy, detective
stories, and on Saturday nights he listened
to the hit parade.

(Lookin' Back

He got his first job when he was 12
years old, at a grocery store. He liked work-
ing with the older boys. "It was a lot of
fun," said Mr. Taylor.
At the age of 14 he got his driver's per-
mit; and when he was 16, he got his dri-
ver's license. Gas was only 29 cents per
gallon.
Mr. Taylor was in the military. "I was a
gunner," he said "They called us
Togalleari." He dropped bombs. He was
enlisted in the air corps when he.was 17 in
June of 1944.
He met his wife because they were


Leonard P Taylor Jr.
nextdoor neighbors. They eloped in 1950 in
Georgia in a Methodist church. "She was
18; I was six years older than she is; we
couldn't get married," Mr. Taylor said.
Mr. Taylor and his wife have children,
Donna and Catharine. Donna was born in
1953 and passed away in 1999. Catharine
was born in 1957.
Mr. Taylors says he likes the way the
world has changed because back when he
was a kid, people were going hungry. A
dollar a day was the wages. Families are
different now.
Some advice Mr. Taylor would give to
kids today is go get an education.
Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcats had a rough
week, losing both games.
Despite its best efforts, Hardee
was not able to get on the board in
any of its games.
Coach Liz Lenhart expects
improvement this week as the var-
sity girls went to Sarasota Booker
on Tuesday, while the junior varsi-
ty went to Lakeland Christian.
Today (Thursday), there is a pair of
games at'Avon Park, the JV playing
at 5:30 and the varsity about 7:30.
The week ends with a varsity-only
home game against Mulberry.
After a bit of a break, Hardee
resumes with a varsity-only visit
from DeSoto on March 16 at 6 p.m.
At Braden River on Feb. 28, the
Lady 'Cats were limited to few
base runners, none of which
reached home. The Lady Pirates
plated a pair of runs in the first
inning on a walk and single fol-
lowed by a two-RBI triple. They
added a run in the third inning on a
double and single and one more
score in the fourth on a walk and
single.
Meanwhile, for Hardee,.Chelsey
Steedley opened the game with a
long single to left field but was
out trying to stretch it into a double.
Danielle Hines was safe on an error
but was stranded.
In the third inning Lola Rivera
doubled and was caught coming
home on a sacrifice fly. In the
fourth Krystin Robertson drew a
walk but was stranded. Finally, in
the sixth, Chelsey Steedley singled
to left again, but was left on base.
At Sebring on Friday, Hardee
bats succumbed to the pitching of
Kendall Carson and reliever Nikki
Helms. While Hardee bats were
silent, Sebring scored one run in the
home half of the first, plated a half
dozen in a second-inning spree and
added an insurance run in the
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win on the 10-0 mercy rule.
Hardee's only baserunner was
Kristina Garcia, who drew a walk
in the fifth inning and went to sec-
ond on a Jamie Buckley sacrifice.

The JV Lady Wildcats also lost
to Sebring, but by a, 6-1 score,
Bethany Lang picked up Hardee's


only tally with a seventh-inning
single, followed by a Paige Clark
fielder's choice which had taken
out Paige Avery who had opened
the inning with a single. Clark,
Halley Marshall, who walked and
Marisa Shivers, who was safe on an
error, were all left on base when the
third out occurred.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended March 1, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,515 compared to
5,878 last week and 6,678 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were mostly steady to weak; feeder steers and feeder
heifers unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:


Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No.. -z:
200-300 lbs., 132.50-195.00
300-400 Ibs., 122.00-142.50; and
400-500 lbs., 105.00-134.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 112.00-190.00;
300-400 lbs., 102.00-142.00; and
400-500 lbs., 88.00-109.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-51.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 58.00-65.00.


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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


This article was written by guest
columnist Thelma LeBright.
The Wests were sorry to see their
friend, Don, go back north. They
believe he forgot it is still cold
there. The same goes for Ray and
Jo Moore as their son, Roger and
his wife, Peggy left this week. We
will all miss Roger at music. Also,
Dick and Irene Starr, sister and
brother-in-law of Dorothy
Shanower and husband, Jack. They
were here for three weeks. Joyce
and Tom Longueuil, Charlotte and
Claude's son and daughter-in-law
flew north t his week, too. We hope
to see all of them next year.
Our Oasis Bluegrass Band is
playing at Pioneer Park. They are
so good. We are very proud of
them.
Inez McFalls had a special birth-
day this week. The musicians and
some friends honored her at a love-
ly surprise party hosted by Ray and


Jo Moore. Inez was surprised to
tears of happiness. What a nice way
to honor such a fine lady!
The owner of the Oasis, Tom
Hopkins, with his wife, Mary Ellen,
are here spending some time with
us in their RV. On Feb. 26 they
treated the park to strawberry short-
cake and ice cream. Charlottd
Longueuil did a good job organiz-
ing the event along with her won-
derful helpers. Pat Bohnett, Eddie
Philips and Carol Hoskins who
baked biscuits and served. Fred
Marsh, Charles West, Jack
Shanower and Ben Bohnett cleaned
berries and helped in other ways.

BREAKFAST
There were 70 people at break-
fast on Feb. 24. Patrice Christie and
Fred Marsh made sausage gravy.
Bob Christie cooked pancakes.
Fred Lewis fried sausage and baked
biscuits. Fred Marsh made the cof-


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A lot of folks stopped by to help surprise Inez McFalls at her
birthday party.


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fee. Jim Walton and Fred and Bertie
Marsh did a good job cleaning up.
MUSIC
Music on Feb. 25 found 113 lis-
teners sitting on the lawn while 12
musicians entertained us. The
music was great and the weather
was balmy. The 50/50 was won by
Roger VanBelois, Barbara, Shutz,
Fred Beck (2) and Johanna Oda.
Merchant certificates were given to
Frank Huiet, Jerry Kruys, Ruby
Ramey, Dale 'Bohnett and Bill
Holder.

BINGO
Bingo on Feb. 22, was played by
25 people. The 50/50 was won by
Joyce Longueuil. Anita Albert,
Stanley (2), Charlotte Longueuil
and Flo Nadeau received merchant
certificates. Stanley was our lucky
winner for the night, having
received two merchant certificates
and he also won the jackpot and
didn't have to share it. The jar con-
tinues to grow.
On Tuesday Feb. 27, 29 of us
played bingo. The jar finally was
won by a very lucky, Emma West.
Anita Albert won the jackpot, the
50/50 was won by Irene Starr.
Ronald Burkholder, Charlotte
Longueuil, Eddie Philip, Bill Hood
and Ernie Katzur received mer-
chant certificates.

GAMES
Horseshoes and shuffleboard
were played this week but no tour-
naments were held. That by no
means diminished our fun as was
evident by the happy sounds com-
ing from the courts.
Cards on Wednesday, Feb. 28
had four players for Pokeno. Mary
Lou Katzur was the winner for the
day.
Make your days fun days Be
safe. Inez will return next week ...
Thelma.


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