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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

107th Year, No. 14
4 Sections, 40 Pages

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Trafficker Who Fled Gets 30 Years


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Of The Herald-Advocate
SShould it be up to the city of
Wauchula to provide meeting space
for clubs?
The Wauchula City Commission
struggled with that question on
Monday night even as it wondered
what to do for the Garden Club
which lost its building to Hurricane
Commissioners chided City
Administrator Rick Giroux for tak-
ing over.two years to make a deci-
sion on where to locate the club,
while also asking if the city was
responsible to do so.
That raised the huge question of
what to do with the various other



For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Players will
debut its newest comedy, "Come
Blow Your Horn," this weekend.
The Neil Simon production will
be performed at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium on
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
and again on Sunday afternoon at
2:30. The show will be repeated
next weekend at the same times.
The play is a story of two broth-
ers who work for their father. The
older brother lives on his own, and
the sheltered younger brother
leaves home against his parents'
will and moves in with his brother.
The play is a journey into loss of
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A defendant who walked away
from his drug trial while the jury
was still out could not walk away
from a lengthy prison term.
Joe Paladin Johns, 30, of 9135
SR 64 W. in Ona, was found guilty
on Nov. 16 of trafficking in
methamphetamine, possession of
oxycodone, possession of alprazo-
lam, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and resisting
arrest without violence.
But he was nowhere to be found.

When the jury returned its ver-
dict at 6 p.m. that day, Circuit
Judge Robert L. Doyel read it aloud
to a defense table occupied only by
lawyer Julia Williamson. Johns,
who had posted a $74,000 bond and
was free to come and go during his
trial, had told Williamson he was
going for a smoke while jurors
deliberated. He was never seen
Johns must have known the trial
had not gone his way.
On Feb. 12, though, he was cap-
tured in Highlands County, and on

Wednesday of last week Doyel,
who had since been reassigned to
Polk County, returned to impose
And he gave Johns 30 years.
Williamson began the sentencing
hearing by telling the judge she
wished to enter into the record sev-
eral letters from Johns' family
members and friends. She asked the
judge to consider them in his deci-
Assistant State Attorney Gene
Malpas then presented two witness-
es, Sgt. Eddie Davis and Det. Clay

Nicholson, who described the effort
and expense authorities put in
while trying to locate the fugitive
Malpas pointed out that during
his short period of freedom, Johns
assumed the identity of a Port
Charlotte man named Shane Dillon
Jackson. As Jackson, he was arrest-
ed in Georgia on Dec. 12 again
- on drug charges. In fact, the prose-
cutor told Doyel, he was sentenced
to 10 years of probation for that
crime but fled from Georgia as

7 Brides For 7 Brothers

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Melissa Todd and Shannon Stewarts triplet girls were born on Dec. 26. While they have grown from their original weight of
one to two pounds each, they are still tiny, as the personal-sized water bottle placed in this photo for perspective indicates.

Newborn Triplets Come Home To BG Family

For The Herald-Advocate
In this day and age, having three children is consid-
ered a large family. Five is nearly unheard of, and having
seven children is rare, especially when they are all girls
and three are only 2 months old.
Melissa Todd learned that she was carrying triplet
girls on Dec. 6. They were born by caesarean section 20
days later at 35 weeks gestation, and spent five weeks in
the hospital before going home.
"I thought I was maybe going to have a boy because
I was so big," Todd said, smiling as she cradled one of
the tiny girls. "And they were almost born on Christmas
day, but we had to wait for the doctor, and he got there
after midnight."
Who's Who?
She and dad Shannon Stewart and their seven daugh-
ters live with her parents, Johnny and Cindy Todd, in a
small house in Bowling Green.
Because of the demands the tiny babies place on the
family, neither Todd nor Stewart can leave the house to

During the day their older daughters Shaina, 12;
Taylor, 10; and Kaitlin, 7 help with the triplets and
toddler Mkenzy, who is 1. But at night, mama and daddy
divide up the triplets and sleep in different areas.
"They set each other off," Todd explained, "When
one cries, it starts the others crying."
Todd can tell the triplets apart at a glance, but when
grandmother Cindy Todd cares for them, she color codes
the trio with a little dot on their teensy toes in order to
identify them: Elissa is blue, Elaney green, and Elizabeth
is red.

Blessings Times 3
Not only is handling three new babies a physical
hardship, the cost of their care is, to say the least, chal-
lenging. Formula for the girls averages $175 a week.
Preemie-sized diapers come to about $70 every week.
The city of Bowling Green donated $1,400 to help Todd
and Stewart go back and forth to the hospital in Orlando
until the girls were released to go home, and daughter
Kaitlin's teacher, Brenda Terrell, donated $300 to help

"The state's position is this,"
Malpas began, "Johns was tried and
convicted of trafficking in metham-
phetamine. I think the court should
take into consideration two things.
"While he was absconding, run-
ning away, he participated in exact-
ly the same things he was convict-
ed of here," he continued. "While
absconding he put someone in
jeopardy, who has never been con-
victed of a crime, he put him in
jeopardy of being arrested."
Williamson countered by assert-



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"Irreversible brain death can
occur in four to six minutes."
Fire-Rescue Chief Michael
Choate quickly summed up the
urgency in getting people to post
numbers on their properties so they
can be reached quickly. "Remem-
ber the old saying, 'Help us help
you,'" Choate said.
SResponse times lag when emer-
gency and law enforcement person-
nel cannot locate a home or busi-
ness. In some cases, responders
have had to take gates off drive-
ways or lanes as they are not wide
enough to get an ambulance or fire
truck through, explained Choate.
That's the reason the county
Building and Zoning office is step-
ping up enforcement of the 1993
ordinance requiring everyone on a
private road to a city street to have
the numbers posted on their house
or business.
"We'd really just like people tb
cooperate, if encouragement does-
n't work, fines and liens might;"
said E-911 coordinator Jill Peve
late last week. Fines for the first
violation are $125 per incident and
$250 for the second. If the case
goes to court, it could result of fines
of up to $500 per day until the
owner complies.
Fines also become a lien against
the property as well as any person-
al property, preventing the sale of a
house, car, boat or'other real prop-
erty until they are paid. "It's against
anything with a title, even a vaca-
tion home," explained Zoning
office manager Nicole Drake.
Code Enforcement Officers
Michelle Rabon and Amanda
Gibson hit the streets and roadways
last week, posting notices on hous-
es and businesses not properly
marked. Each is given a 10-day
notice to correct the situation.
Homes must have numerals at
least four inches high and business-
es numbers must be at least six
inches high. Both must be in a color
contrasted to the color of the build-
ing, light against dark, dark against
On county and private roads, the
numbers must be clearly posted at
the roadway, on a post or mailbox,
but also must be posted again on
each home on the driveway, and at
a dividing point if the road splits to

Peace River Center Offers Vital Mental-Health Services Here

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The only psychiatric facility in
Hardee County offers a variety of
services to its clients.
Administrator Mary Lu Kiley
and staff visited the Hardee County
Commission recently to update it
on what may change and what the
Peace River Center at 213 E.
Orange St., Wauchula can do for
the mentally and emotionally ill of
the county.

After Kiley told the commission
of some pending legislation which
will improve services, therapist
Eleanor Murdock Davis, a Wau-
chula resident, spoke of the help
local residents have received to
become productive and successful
Davis said since Jan. 1 there have
been five residents hospitalized at
the crisis center for an average of
five to seven days. About 90 resi-
dents each month receive outpa-.

tient treatment, including psy-
chotherapy and medication re-
views. There is also ongoing psy-
chosocial rehabilitation at the
Southern Oaks facility off Will
Duke Road.
She read a letter from a resident
who was treated for bipolar disor-
der and depression. It describes the
"professional and caring staff who
was helped with my medication
and visits to become productive. I
recommend the facility to anyone

who needs it."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
asked about cost. There is a sliding
scale, as well as Medicaid, Medi-
care and insurance coverage, said
Davis. No one is refused service
because of payment.
Referrals are made by a physi-
cian, but the person has to make the
call themselves to indicate their
commitment to keep appointments,
she added.
At the end of the meeting, a

mother and 6-year-old son came in.
The mother said as a 4-year-old her
son had been uncontrollable. He is
now in the first grade and would
not be there without the help of
PRC. "They wouldn't have been
able to keep him there." He has
been on medication for two years
and they have given her ideas on
how to handle him, for instance
giving him one homework assign-
ment to work on at a time to avoid

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civic organizations and clubs which
have space in city buildings. A
workshop on April 2 at 4 p.m. will
tackle that question. (The City
Commission meeting had been
reset for 6 p.m. April 2 due to the
school spring break the following
In the meantime, City Clerk
Chrissy Abbott and Community
Development Director Olivia.
Minshew were asked to inventory
city property and come up with a
complete list of all those groups
that the city assists financially or by
providing space. The commission
also asked for financial statements
for each one to know whether they
could pay rent and/or utilities for
using city property.
The issue stemmed from the
destruction and eventual demoli-
tion of the Garden Club building
south of West Palmetto Street.
Carol Saunders represented
about 10 club members who came
Monday night to get some answers
on when they would have a new
location. The club is temporarily
using the Woman's Club on North
Seventh Avenue for its meetings.
Giroux said he had been working
out plans to re-locate the Garden
Club to the old Ausley Library, the
present home of the Hardee Help
'Center which has outgrown its
space. The Garden Club likes that
idea because it is on the same park
property and is a historic building
with similar facade. They would
like to beautify the park and place
new benches around the park for
visitors to enjoy.
The Help Center would like to
move to the old police station at the
corner of South Eighth Avenue and
West Main Street. It has more ade-
quate space and parking for the
needs of the group, a ministry head-
ed by Rev. Jeff Ramsland. The
Help Center and companion Thrift
Center on North Seventh Avenue
are under the auspices of the
Hardee County Ministerial
The old police station, however,
currently houses the American
Cancer Society, so a new location
has to be found for it. So far,
Giroux has not been able to locate a
suitable space for it.
Commissioners agreed that they
had a commitment to the Garden
Club, whose lease does not expire
until 2010. The $85,000 left in
insurance monies after demolition
would not construct a new building,
even a prefab one, for the club.
Commissioners expressed appreci-
ation for the club's loan of its build-
ing during the time it was out of
City Hall while renovations were
done there and a new Commission
Chambers built.
Despite that, Commissioner Ken
Lambert led a discussion on estab-
lishing criteria for providing city
space for clubs and organizations.
Commission Chairman/Mayor
David Royal suggested the answer
could lay in the future renovations
of the Wauchula Depot, which
could house offices as well as a
small meeting center. There is
$300,000 in the state Department of
Transportation five-year plan for
those renovations.
Commissioner Jerry Conerly
said the commission would have to
make some hard decisions. "Why
are the Hardee Help Center and
Cancer Society coming in ahead of
the Garden Club which has historic
ties with the city?" he asked.
"We should not be picking and
choosing who to help. There should
be criteria," insisted Lambert.
Newest Commissioner Mavis
Best, a former city clerk, said
changes in the community and use
of public facilities demands new

discussion. "Are we going to con-
tinue free rent or not? We need a
type of policy. This forces us to
look at something we've taken for
granted in the past."
At the end of Monday's meeting,
renewal of a contract to lease the
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium
was discussed. Pastor Clint Hendry
asked to continue the three-month
lease for the facility for Sunday ser-
vices for the Celebration Church
satellite which he directs there from
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Hendry said the church was in
good standing and had paid its
$100 weekly rent regularly. It
works with the Hardee County
Players on the use of the facility
and set-up and take-down for
church in a way not to interfere
with performances of the Players.
In a discussion of utility costs,
Hendry said it couldn't be deter-
mined if his group or the Players
were responsible for electric/water
costs of $201.34 for the three-day
weekend Jan. 26-29.-2007. Some-
times staff from the Players come
in on weekends to work on scenery
and other tasks, he said.
That led Conerly to comment
that the Players were another group
to look at for rental/utility costs.
Lambert responded that they were
looking for ways to say yes, not
ways to say no, to organizations
who want to use city facilities.
The Celebration lease was
extended to June 30 and will be
reviewed again before then, espe-
cially after the April 2 workshop.

Continued From 1A.
ing, "He has addiction issues. He
was driven by addiction, not by
money making.
"He shouldn't have run. He
should have taken the sentence
when he was here," she continued.
"But 15 years is reasonable given
the addiction and issues before the
After asking Johns if he wanted
to say anything, the judge told
Johns, "The number of people here
shows that you have a strong fami-
ly structure, and that they care a lot
about you. That is a positive thing
as far as a sentencing. But there are
a lot of negative things."
Doyel referred to the letters in
support of Johns. "One says you
never hurt anyone but yourself. I
disagree with that.
"As dependency judge here in
Hardee County, I saw countless
families destroyed by drugs," he
added. "It is a problem everywhere,
but it is a bigger problem here in
Hardee County.
"The only victim is you?" Doyel
asked. "I think it is this whole com-
munity that suffers."
The judge spoke of the half-
pound of methamphetamine Johns
was convicted of having here.
"That is a lot of damage to a lot of
"I have great concern for your
family, and this is very troubling to
me. But I didn't -know about
Georgia. I think you are incorrigi-
* ble... I think it is necessary for the
protection of the people of this
community that you receive a sub-
stantial sentence.
"And that," Doyel said, "is what
I'm going to give you."
Doyel then meted out the 30-year
prison term, to be followed by five
years of probation. The judge also
levied a $250,000 fine.
With that, the hearing ended'
Williamson said afterward that
the sentence will be appealed by
the Public Defender's Office.

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The budding family (from left): mother Melissa Todd holding 1-year-old Mkenzy; Shaina, 12, holding Elaney; Kaitlin, 7, holding
Elizabeth; Taylor, 10, holding Elissa; and father Shannon Stewart, holding nobody for the moment.

Continued From 1A

out. But since those initial dona-
tions, support has fallen almost
entirely on grandfather Johnny
Todd's shoulders.
"My dad does it all," Melissa
Todd said simply.

A Wish List
Parked in the driveway of the lit-
tle house are a two-seater Toyota
pickup truck and a Geo Prism.
"We can't go anywhere together,"
Todd said. "We have to go sepa-
rately or in two trips. If I had one
wish, it would be for a family van

that we can fit everybody in."
While the girls all have car seats,
there is also no stroller available
that will accommodate the three
"We have to take them every-
where in their car seats, which
means they have to be carried."
Todd said. Juggling three car seats
from place to place means that
there must be at least two people to
carry them, so Todd can't go any-
where with the babies on her own.
"Everyone has been really nice.
We have been given lots of clothes

for the babies, and we want every-
one to know how much we appreci-
ate it."

The Future
Despite premature births, some
breathing difficulties and ear infec-
tions, the girls are all in fine health
and thriving.
"They eat more every day and
they've grown a lot," Todd said,
nodding approvingly as 10-year-
old Taylor took one of the babies
from her mother to change her dia-

One has to assume that even
though the girls were not born on
Christmas day, celebrating three
birthdays the day after Christmas
will always prove a financial chal-
lenge for their parents. For the time
being, though, just getting by day
to day with enough sleep and see-
ing to everybody's needs is chal-
lenge enough.

If you are interested in lending a
hand to this somewhat large but
loving family, you may contact
Melissa Todd at 375-2433

This well-maintained home lacks one important feature for law enforcement and emergency personnel a prominently displayed
house number. All residences and businesses need to post their numbers so that they can be quickly located in an emergency.

Continued From 1A

different houses. Residents should
be aware over time mailboxes or
posts get knocked down or weath-
ered and these should be repaired
regularly, said Peve.
Her office, at the emergency
management center, 404 W. Orange
St., Wauchula, is responsible for
the naming of all- roads and streets
in accordance with'the 1995 ordi-
nance designed to avoid duplicat-
ing road names. Call her at 773-
0222 or e-mail her at jill.peve@- if there are ques-
tions about your proper address.
Zolfo Springs Police Chief Chris
Baty is among those welcoming
this enforcement. County code
enforcement handles all of Zolfo
Springs. "There's a lot of homes
here which don't have numbers. -I
would guess 40 to 50 percent, at
least 40 percent. It can be a real
problem in responding," said Baty.
From the Sheriff's Office,:
spokesman Major Claude Harris'

Continued From 1A
Raulerson, Doug Mann, Madison
Graham and Mark Harrell among
several others.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and
$5 for children 12 and under.
Tickets can be purchased in',
advance at the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce, located at
225 E. Main St., in the lobby of.the
auditorium. The Chamber of Com-
merce is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
However, tickets will also be
available at the door. Doors !open
one hour before the show.
Parking is across the street at the
Wauchula Post Office or behind the
Auditorium. The handicap parking.
and entrance is on the west side' of
the building.
.For more information or to
reserve seats for .25 or more, con-
tact the players at 767-1220.

said not being able to local a person
presents problems. "It's especially

stress overload, described the
mother, who recommended the
center to anyone with a child need-
ing help .
Kiley said rates for mental health
services have not been raised since
1994, even though the treatment
keeps people out of jails.
Inresponse to a question from
Commissioner Gordon Norris on
what state facilities are available
since G.P. Wood Hospital in
Arcadia closed, Kiley said there are
McClenfiy in 'the northeast of the
state, Chattahobchee in north cen-
tral Florida and Atlantic Shores
near Miami.
The-governor has put monies in
his budget for 70 new beds.
"People who lived in hospitals all
their lives and were put in the com-
munity when it closed usually
experience an impact within days,"
Kiley said.
She outlined several new initia-
tives in a recently filed state Senate
Bill. If approved, and funded, it
would provide a forensic behav-
ioral system of care. She said Polk
County Sheriff Grady Judd has
been meeting with their staff and
Sen. Paula Dockery..Most of the
mental health care in the tri-county
area or 10th Judicial Circuit is
needed in Polk County, she said.
One component of new plans
would be to staff every law
enforcement substation with an cri-
sis intervention team employee,
one with 40 hours of training to
recognize behavioral issues and sit-
uations to prevent arrest and divert
people from the jail who don't need
to be there. They would know the
difference between a crime or emo-
tional crisis and not escalate it.
Another aspect'of the plan would
be a central receiving center for the

true in RV parks. Our concern is
when people call in an emergency.

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mentally ill. Presently, a Baker Act
or Marchman Act individual goes
to Lakeland Regional Medical
Center where a law enforcement
officer must remain with him or her
until disposition of the case. The
new center would be immediately
transitional with a psychiatrist to
determine if in-patient care was
In addition, the center would
have a separate children's entry-
way. Most Baker Act children cur-
rently come through the adult entry
where they may see and hear things
detrimental to them.
Eventually, there would be satel-
lite receiving centers in Hardee and
Highlands counties, Kiley said.
Another plan would be to have
three forensic teams of law
enforcement; psychiatric personnel
and technicians to provide services
for criminal justice to allow outpa-
tient or conditional release for
those needing competency restora-
tion to stand trial. There would be
two in Polk County and one each
in Hardee and Highlands.
The fourth plan would be a step-
down residential facility for those
released from a state hospital or
criminal behavior facility. When
they have served their time, they
would get continued support to
avoid recommital, including job
skills and training. It costs
$130,000 to institutionalize a per-
son and $15;000 to provide com-
munity care, Kiley concluded.
Bryant said he was leery of the
new programs as they could
become an unfunded mandate from
the state, making the counties
responsible for their cost. Kiley
said Florida is 48th in the nation in
mental health funding and needs to
improve that.

situation and we can't find the resi-
dence or business to give aid.
"Being a small county, there are
less streets or roads to cover and we
know the repeat callers, but some-
times we have to ask for a descrip-
tion of the house. People may not
realize their numbers are missing,
or obscured by bushes, or need
replacement, whatever. It sure
delays our response," said Harris.
In Wauchula, Code Enforcement
Cpl. Angie Hill, "has been effec-
tively monitoring this," said Police
Chief William Beattie. "Since that
ordinance, it's a lot better than three
Carlton streets, three Griffin
roads/streets or directions like 'Go
to the old green house whidh
burned down and turn right.' Cpl.
Hill is also working on aban-
doned/inoperable vehicles and yard
cleanup. She's doing a good job "
concluded Beattie.
In Bowling Green, "There's not
much of a problem. We have fewer
officers and the newest, Ofc. Scott'
Grace, came in October, so most of
us know all the streets and places
we go," said Police Chief John

Returning to Choate, additional
information was provided. "It's in
the fire prevention ordinance, part
of the land use plan, people who
build have to provide a way to get
emergency help to them. That
means wider gates and turning
radius for emergency vehicles, aid
numbers at all locations.
"But the bottom line is still get-
ting to people quickly to help them.
That's why a dispatcher may keep
them on the line until we get there.
It's not just a heart attack or stroke.
It could be a fractured hip or wrist
and a person laying on the ground
or floor in pain until help comes.
It's frustrating to be delayed. Any.
scenario you can think of, we want
to get there and help them as soon
as possible. Help us help you," con-
cluded Choate.


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A Daily Thought
It was just before the Passover
Feast . He (Jesus) poured
water into a basin and began to
wash His disciples' feet, drying
them with the towel that was
wrapped around Him ... Now
that I, you Lord and Teacher,
have washed your feet... I have
set you an example that you
should do as I have done for
John 13:1, 5, 14-15a (NIV)
While they were eating (the
Passover meal), Jesus said, I
tell you the truth, one of you will
turn against Me one of you
eating with me now ... Jesus
answered, "It is one of the
twelve the one who dips his
bread into the bowl with Me.
SThe Son of Man will die, just as
the Scriptures say, but how terri-
ble it will be for the person who
hands the Son of Man over to be
killed. Then Judas Iscariot, who
was one of the twelve, went off
to the chief priests to betray
Jesus to them.
Mark 14:10, 18, 20-21 (NCV)
Even my best friend has turned
against Me a man I com-
pletely trusted; how often we ate
Psalm 41:9 (TLB)

During supper Jesus took
bread, and having said the
blessing, He broke it and gave it
to the disciples with the words:
"Take this and eat, this is My
body." Then He took a cup, and
having offered thanks to God,
He gave it to them with the
words, "Drink from it, all of you.
For this is My blood, the blood
:of the covenant, shed for many
for the forgiveness of sins" ...
After singing the Passover
Hymn, they went out to the
Mount of Olives.
Matthew 26:26-28, 30 (NEB)

:And Jesus withdrew from the.
:disciples about a stone's throw,
and knelt down and prayed,
"Father, if Thou are willing,
remove this cup from Me; never- ,
theless, not My will, bu '-Thine,
be done." . And being in
agony, He prayed more earnest-
ly, and His sweat became like
great drops of blood falling
down upon the ground.
Luke 22:41-42, 44 (RSV)
Now the traitor (Judas) had
agreed with them upon a sign:
"The one I kiss is your man;
Seize Him and get Him safely
away." When he had reached
the spot, he stepped forward at
once and said to Jesus,
"Rabbi," and kissed Him. Then
they seized Him and held Him
Mark 14:44-46 (NEB)
The men who had seized Jesus
took Him off to Caiaphas, The
High Priest, in whose house the
scribes and elders were assem-
bled ... The chief priests and
the whole council did all they
could to find false evidence
against Jesus to get Him con-
demned to death. They failed.
Matthew 26:57, 59, 60a (PME)


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Youth Theater
Holds Auditions
The Hardee County Players
Inc. Youth Theater will be hold-
ing auditions for children be-
tween the ages of 8 and 18 for
the upcoming play 'The Legend
of Sleepy Hollow." Audition
dates are Monday and Tuesday
at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium,
225 E. Main St.
Paperwork land permission
forms must be filled out by a
parent or guardian at the audi-
tion. Fees are $25 and an addi-
tional $5 for each sibling. For
more information, check online
at www.hardeecountyplayers.-
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at 767-1220.
Veterans Office
Has Re-Opened
After a hiatus, veterans affairs
officer Larry Pelton has returned
to serve Hardee County veter-
ans on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
He will be in his new office in
'Courthouse Annex II, 314 U.S.
17 North, Room 104, the sec-
ond door from the south on the
east side, facing southbound
U.S. 17.
Elementary Hosts
Spring Carnival
Zolfo Springs Elementary will
host its Spring Fling Carnival
today (Thursday) from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. There will be a cake
walk, dessert tent, American
and Spanish food, games and
There will also be the Dodge
Drive for the Kids, where visitors
can earn $5 for the school by
test driving a Dodge vehicle at
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*Hardee County Commis-
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V/Early Learning Coalition of
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324 N. Sixth Ave., Wauchula, 4
VZolfo Springs Town Council,
regular meeting, 3210 U.S. 17
N., Zolfo Springs, 7 p.m.
VHomeless Coalition of
Hardee County, general meet-
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Wauchula, noon.
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High Media Center, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, work-
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"To Cat Lover, we moved on properties that are one acre per family. A
couple moved in across street with 18 cats. On the first day a dog killed one
of the nasty things. The owner of the dog apologized, even though the dog
was in his own yard. The couple said, 'Oh, that's okay, we can get cats
"Where's the love? Those cats have cost us hundreds of dollars!
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having their litters, spraying all throw-rugs, our vehicles all scratched up -
one is new, all in our boat we've covered it with new tarp. Both of us are
"Mr. Cat Man, do you even see where I am going with this? And they
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court. Then the woman came over here, sticking the flyer of her cats asking
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This is the first book of Hardee County's history to be written since
about 1929 by Jean Plowden. Margaret Stringer wrote a historical book
about Wauchula 25 years ago entitled "Watch Wauchula Win!"
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Lesse Donald Tucker Sr., 67, of
Fort Meade, died Wednesday,
March 7, 2007, at Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
Born Sept. 27, 1939, in Fort
Meade, he was a lifelong resident,
retired from Estech Chemical Co.,
a U.S. Navy veteran, member of the
First Church of God of Fort Meade
and former Dixie Youth baseball
He is survived by his fiancee
'Shirley Wilkins of Fort Meade;
one son, Lesse D. Tucker Jr. and
'wife Charlene of Bartow; one
daughter, Toni Johnston and hus-
'band Terry of Fort Meade; one
brother, Eugene R. Tucker of Fort
Meade; one sister, Joy T. Storey of
Fort Meade; seven grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. on
Friday at the funeral home.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday
at the First Church of God of Fort
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

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Donna Humphreys, 54, of Lake
Placid, died Thursday, March 8,
2007, at her home.
She was born May 8, 1952, in
Arcadia to the late D.R. and
Aldine McLeod. She had been a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County prior to moving from
Bowling Green to Lake Placid in
August 2005. She attended First
Baptist Church of Bowling Green
in her earlier years, and Grace
Bible Church in Sebring after
moving to Highlands County.
She was a Nurse Practitioner
employed by the Hardee County
Health Department.
Survivors include her husband,
Joel Humphreys of Lake Placid;
step-mother, Betty McLeod of
Wauchula; mother-in-law, Lucille
Humphreys of Lake Placid; one
son, Uri Humphreys and wife
Leann of Bowling Green; one
daughter, Erin Holmes and hus-
band Wyatt of Lake Placid; one
brother, Randy McLeod of
Wauchula; one step-brother,
Bobby Bennett and wife Sonja of
Wauchula; two grandchildren,
Morgan Holmes and Hayden
Humphreys; and one niece,
Cindy Todd and husband Michael
and their son Dylan of Daven-
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 10 at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, with visitation prior to the
service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial
was in Paynes Creek Cemetery.
The Rev. Bud Gillett and the Rev.
Roland Davis officiated at the
Memorials may be made to
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Donna Humphreys, 54, of Lake
Placid, died Thursday, March 8,
2007, at her home.
She was born May 8, 1952, in
Arcadia to the late D.R. and Aldine
McLeod. She had been a lifelong
resident of Hardee County prior to
moving from Bowling Green to
Lake Placid in August 2005. She
attended First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green in her earlier years,
and Grace Bible Church in Sebring
after moving to Highlands County.
She was a Nurse Practitioner
employed by the Hardee County
Health Department.
Survivors include her husband,
Joel Humphreys of Lake Placid;
step-mother, Betty McLeod of
Wauchula; mother-in-law, Lucille
Humphreys of Lake Placid; one
son, Uri Humphreys and wife
Leann of Bowling Green; one
daughter, Erin Holmes and husband
Wyatt of Lake Placid; one brother,
Randy McLeod of Wauchula; one
step-brother, Bobby Bennett and
wife Sonja of Wauchula; two
grandchildren, Morgan Holmes and
Hayden Humphreys; and one niece,
Cindy Todd and husband Michael
and their son Dylan of Davenport.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 10 at First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green, with
visitation prior to the service, from
10 to 11 a.m. Burial was in Paynes
Creek Cemetery. The Rev. Bud
Gillett and the Rev. Roland Davis
officiated at the service.
Memorials may be made to
Mission: Water for Life, c/o James
Robinson Ministries, P.O. Box
982000, Fort Worth, TX 76182.
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Virginia "Dolly" .Richardson,
83, of Wauchula, died Tuesday,
March 6, 2007, in Wauchula.
She was born April 22, 1923,
in Jasper and had lived in
Wauchula for most of her life.
She was a member of Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green, and had worked at
Mancini Packing Plant.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jessie "Jet" Rich-
ardson, seven brothers and one
Survivors include two sons,
Jimmie Richardson of Wauchula,
and Gilbert Richardson and wife
Helen of Madison; one daughter,
Inez Jenkins and husband Bobby
of Wauchula; 11 grandchildren,
30 great-grandchildren and 13
Visitation was Thursday,
March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Friday, March 9 at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula with
the Rev. David Edwards and Dr.
James Miller officiating. Burial
followed at Lake Dale Baptist
Church Cemetery.

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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. 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,
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.
Yancey Funeral Services
Burnsville, N.C.

Alta V. Kiser, of Clintwood, Va.,
died Monday, March 12, 2007, at
the Dickenson Community Hos-
pital in Clintwood.
She was a former manager of
clothing for Sloshburg Clothing.
Survivors are one son, Richard
Carlton and wife Karen of Norton,
,ya; five grandchildren; and eight
Family and friends received
friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services were at 6
p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the
funeral home with Pastor Freddie
Powers officiating.
Burial and graveside committal
services will be held Saturday at 11
a.m. at Friendship Cemetery, Zolfo
Sturgill Funeral Homes
Wise, Va.

Jerry Eugene Westbrook Sr., 65;
of Fort Meade, died Friday,
March 9, 2007, at home.
Born in Homeland on Aug. 17,
1941, he was a lifelong resident of
Fort Meade, and a dragline opera-
tor for Estech Chemical Co. He at-
tended Peace River Church of God
and was a U.S. National Guard vet-
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Wilbur W. and Wanda
Survivors include his wife
Shirley Westbrook of Fort Meade;
one son, Jerry "Wes" Westbrook Jr.
of Fort Meade; four daughters,
Selina Carroll and husband Steve,
Sherry Westbrook; Carol Gushlaw
and husband John, and Sheryl
Forbes and husband Danny, all of
Fort Meade; three sisters, Charlotte
Black and Barbara Jean Lucky,
both of Fort Meade and Faye
Fleury of Umatilla; and eight
grandchildren Stephanie Carroll,
Steven Carroll, Donny Forbes,
Dylan Forbes, Sarah Forbes, Randy
Westbrook, Hannah Gushlaw and
Paxton Grissett.
Visitation was Sunday from 4 to
6 p.m. at the funeral home. Home-
going services were Monday at
10:30 a.m. at the Peace River
Church of God of Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

Leonard Earl Northup Sr., 86, of
Fort Meade, died Tuesday, March
13, 2007, at his home.
Born Jan. 9, 1921 in Old Hickory,
Tenn., he was a lifelong Fort
Meade resident and was a rancher,
farmer and citrus grower. He was a
deacon, Sunday School teacher and
song leader at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church. He served in the U.S. Air
Force during World War II as a
bomber pilot and flight officer.
He is survived by his wife of 59
years, Fern Northup of Fort Meade;
one daughter, Linda Smith of Fort
Meade; two sons, Perry Northup of
Fort Meade and Leonard Earl
Northup Jr. of Coleman; three sis-
ters, Violet Bass and Pansey
Shepard, both of Bartow and Ettie
Parker of Orlando; one brother,
James Northup of Bartow; five
grandchildren, Eric Northup of
Coleman, and Amber Smith Bourn,
Travis Smith, Chad Smith and
Macy Northup, all of Fort Meade;
and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 at
the funeral home. Services will be
tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church, 6210 Mt. Pisgah
Road, Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

Alice P. Marovich, 87, of Zolfo
Springs, died Friday, March 9,
2007, of heart failure.
She was born Dec. 11, 1919, in
Wauchula to the late George W.
Parnell and Lucritia Goolsby. She
was a fifth generation Floridian.
She had retired from United
Telephone after over 20 years of
service. She was a member of the
Crewsville Baptist Church and was
a citrus grower and rancher.
She is survived by two sons,
Peter W. Maroyich and wife Kathy
of Barto\v.'.aid' William R. Mafo-
vich and wife Bonnie of Lady
Lake; one sister, Shellie Hardy of
Lawrenceville, Ga.; five grand-
daughters, Paula Marovich Daniel
and husband D.R., Bridget Maro-
vich Gray and husband Mark,
Emily Marovich, Carolyn Maro-
vich and Meagan Marovich; one
great-grandson, David Anthony
Daniel and numerous nieces and
Services were held on Monday,
,March 12, at the Crewsville Baptist
Church in Zolfo Springs at 2 p.m.
Burial followed in the church
cemetery. Friends called at the
church on Monday from 1 p.m.
until the time of the service.
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Two Golfers In
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of Hardee golfers are
among the 196 participing in the
prestigious Ben Hill Griffin Me-
morial Tournament.
Ben Norris, who won the tourna-
ment in 1993, 1999 and 2003, and
Ken Sanders, a regular in this tour-

Virginia "Dolly" Richardson, 83,
of Wauchula, died Tuesday, March
6, 2007, in Wauchula.
She was born April 22, 1923, in
Jasper and had lived in Wauchula
for most of her life. She was a
member of Faith Assembly of God
in Bowling Green, and had worked
at Mancini Packing Plant.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Jessie "Jet" Richardson,
seven brothers and one sister.
Survivors include two sons,
Jimmie Richardson of Wauchula,
and Gilbert Richardson and wife
Helen of Madison; one daughter,
Inez Jenkins and husband Bobby of
Wauchula; 11 grandchildren, 30
great-grandchildren and 13 great-
Visitation was Thursday, March
8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services were
held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9 at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wauchula
with the Rev. David Edwards and
Dr. James Miller officiating.
Burial followed at Lake Dale
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home

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proud /o be in our chosen profession

Our compassion toward families and

commimnmct for scroing the communmTity

is tul Iwhat f sets us apar/

529 W Main Sireel

STrusted family name since 1906.

Griffin Tourney
nament, will join others from
Highlands and Polk counties and
other areas of the southeast.
Dean Hiers, who won in 1998,
2000 through 2002 and in 2006 will
be back to defend his title at the
invitational tournament named for
the late Ben Hill Griffin Jr.
Practice rounds will be held on
March 22. The tournament of 216
golfers is split into six divisions,
each having three, flights. There
will be prizes to the winner of each
division and the top four in each
flight. Each will play 36 holes over
the two-day tourney.
The public is invited to come to
the Lake Wales Country Club to
support their favorite golfers. There
is no charge for spectators.

Human Trafficking

Topic For Next

Rotary Meeting

On Wednesday, March 21, at
noon the Rotary Club of Hardee
County will bring in Anna
Rodriguez as its guest speaker.
Rodriguez is the founder and
CEO of the Flordia Coalition
against Human Trafficking. She
will speak on victim's rights and
services and also answer questions
concerning these issues.
Because of the content of this
topic, the Rotary Club is encourag-
ing the public to attend. The club
meets at The Panda Restaurant, and
the meals are $8.

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also known as DAN J. COWART,
also known as JAMES COWART,
deceased. /

Case No. 252007CP000029

The administration of the estate of
known as DAN J. COWART, also
known as JAMES COWART,
deceased, File Number
252007CP000029, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 15, 2007.

Personal Representative
258 South Hollandtown Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-5754

Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Attorney for Personal Representative

Case No. 252007CP000024
also known as THOMAS~r. SNYDER,
also known as THOMAS E. SNYDER

(Summary Administration)

an Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
also known as THOMAS E. SNYDER,
JR., also known as THOMAS E. SNY-
DER, deceased, File Number
252007CP000024, by the Circuit Court
for Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873-1749; that the decedent's death
was January 30, 2007; that the total
value of the estate is $46,000.00, and
that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
order are:

Name and Address

Anchorage, AK 99516-3656

Post Office Box 1762
Great Falls, MT 59403-1762

502 S. Walnut Street
Kalaska, Ml 49646


All creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in the
Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this Court



The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 15, 2007.

Person Giving Notice:
Post Office Box 1762
Great Falls, MT 59403-1762

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
John W. H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137


The weather has been so good a
lot of people are walking with us in
the mornings. You can see many of
our people out walking and riding
their bikes in the afternoons also as
the weather is a bit warmer but still
Not to be out done are those
playing horseshoes and shuffle-
board in the sunshine. Both of these
activities are a big hit. And, exer-
cise, now that is not to be left in the
dust. The amount of people that
come varies from time to time. All

Case No. 252007DR000122
Timoteo Tzun Poros,
Concha Morales,

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
Dated: 2-20-07
By: Connie Coker
Deputy. Clerk

Case No. 252006CA000531
Defendants /

AND JANE DOE, as unknown tenants
in possession of the,
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

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-

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,
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

go away feeling refreshed and
There was no music this week
due to Pioneer Days but you could
hear our musicians playing
throughout the park when they
were here. Nice to listen to them.
There are many changes within
the park this week. Sorry to see the
Culvers leave after so many winters
here at the park. We wish them
well. Congratulations and Good
Luck to George and Audrey Semler
in the new (to them) park model in
a different spot.
We welcome Wanda and Elina,
(who have been friends of the park
for many years) as new residents.
Many of you know them as part of
"The 3 Notes" along with Bill
Hartigan. We look forward to them
entertaining at our upcoming St.
Patrick's Day Party. Charlotte
SLongueiul, Sharon Lake and Eddie
Philips decorated the Rec Hall on
March 7, for St. Patrick's Day. It
really looks nice.
JoAnne and Bob Bray are happy
to have their two daughters,
Samantha and Michelle visiting
with them.

On Monday night, March 5,53
people came to our monthly ice

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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

Letter To The Editor

Theater Road Couple Respond

To Barrow's Letter On Animals

cream social to celebrate the birth-
days and anniversaries of the
month. Winnie DeWitt. Lucy Bush
and Jo Moore were the hostesses.
Cakes were baked by the three
hostesses as well as Kay and Carol.
Forrest Grooms and Fred Marsh
helped the ladies by serving ice
cream. They did a fantastic job.
Everything was delicious.

Bingo on March 1, had 20 peo-
ple. Donna Martin won both the
50/50 and the jackpot. No one won
the jar. Ralph Pavey, Dale Bohnett,
Frank Huiet, Jane Mellem and Joan.
Newton received merchant certifi-
The 35 people that came to bingo
on Tuesday, March 6, were sorry to
hear that Claude Longueuil was not
feeling well and unable to call. We
hope he is feeling better. Bill
LeBright called for the evening.
Larry Reid won the 50/50. Pat
Bohnett won the jackpot. Merchant
certificates went to Dale Bohnett
(2), Julie Hood, Donna Martin and
Eddie Philips. No jar winner. All
went well.

Wednesday, March 7, seven
players came down for Phase 10.
Winnie DeWitt was the winner.
There were six players for Pokeno.
Shirley Hyde and Eddie Philips
were winners.
Be well and happy ... Inez.

Dear Editor:
This is a letter of response to Mr.
John Barrows concerning animals.
We are not people who neither
dislike animals nor is Mr. Ellis a
third rate dictator as his article.
Across from our home on the
east side of Theater Road is Orange
Blossom RV Park, a community of
170 retirees, about 70 percent of
them having cats and dogs who
adhere to pet rules. A cat or dog
must be on a leash when outside of
their home.
This is to protect people who do
not care to have pets and for safety
from bites as well as having to
clean up neighbor's (dog pile) or
polish cat tracks from off of their
cars, etc.
As for Mr. Barrows' problem,
Buster, his black retriever, came
into our yard often. The pose he
talked about was of Buster in front
of our front window leaving his
calling card uninvited, a beautiful
pose and not just once either. We
chased him home often and finally
called the Animal Control to help
us. They have been wonderful
about it.
As for cats; they are plentiful.
We happen to be bird lovers and
when we find bird feathers left
behind after a cat had dinner, we
get irate about that and when we
see them crouching under or close
to the bird feeder we get some bait
and set a trap. When one" has been
stupid enough to enter the trap, we

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet

Folks chat as they waited for strawberries and cake at the ice
cream social.

In Business
By Brett Jarnagin

GROWTH SPURT A Hardee County landscaping and nursery
business has moved its office to Wauchula.
Austin Growers, owned by Anthony and Erica Scheipsmeier, moved its
office from Bowling Green to Wauchula, and held its grand opening Jan.
31. The new office is located at 1329 U.S. 17, formerly Miller's Computer
"Our grand opening went very well. We gave free plants to the first 25
people that came, and about 75 customers showed up on the first day," said
Erica Scheipsmeier.
The Scheipsmeiers opened their business five years ago, and were the
original two employees. Now, the landscaping business employs 40, from
drivers to nursery workers.
The business does not just focus on landscaping and the nursery any-
more. Scheipsmeier said it would also be laying sod, setting up irrigation
systems and putting up a variety.of fences.
Land cleanup are also a part of Austin Growers' services, ranging
from small private properties to multi-million-dollar commercial business-
Austin Growers offers both native plants and ornamental plants. The
inventory is determined by what customers want to have, which at the
moment seems to be colorful flowering plants that are low maintenance.
Customers can even place orders for plants not found at the office or
nursery (which has over an estimated 100,000 plants).
For more information or to arrange a landscaping job, call Austin
Growers at 773-4450.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
Jarnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.

Pastor Williams spoke to 167
people on Sunday. He assured us
all of having fear we can overcome
by knowing the Lord is always with
us. The special music was "In The
Garden," a quartet consisting of
Cheryl Conkle, Norma Houser,
Reggie DeSmet and Jean Ricard.
Ushers were the Bellises and the
Porters. The choir sang Do You
Know My Jesus," directed by
Ardeth Johns. Holy Communion
was observed. Please join us for
chapel service every Sunday at

Thursday was our annual Variety
Show. Chairman Diane Pearson did
a great job of coordinating, provid-
ing skits, finding performers, set-
ting up and performing in the show.
This was her third year as chair-
man, and the show attracted 310
fans who thoroughly enjoyed all
the instruments that ran the gamut
from piano, saxophone, harp and
dulcimers. We were entertained by
singing, comedy skits and pup-
Everyone enjoyed this show as
one of the best from the past 12
years. Ardeth and Bob Johns were
our emcees and did an excellent job
entertaining between acts. The guys
who helped with the props and
backstage did a great job as well.
Success comes with all the partici-

Bob and Ardeth Johns were our
emcees of the variety show and
have been for the past two years.
They kept the show running

smoothly with their comedy obser-
vations between acts, and they both
have participated in the variety
shows for the past 10 years. Great
job to you both.
Bob and Ardeth are from
Gambrill, Md., and they have been
married 46 years with two daugh-
ters and four grandchildren. Being
a participant in the park for 11
years never just sitting around,
Ardeth is busy as chapel choir
director of six years and Bible
study leader for three years.
Ardeth also is an active member of
our own Songbirds, which is a
Sweet Adeline-type singing group.
Her interests consist of crafts, golf-
ing, bowling and playing the dul-
She and Bob both show their
Mini Austin cars at various meets.
Bob is the treasurer of the wood-
shop, and he is also the chairman of
the Bloodmobile. Bob has made
nine dulcimers with cases for them.
He is a Master Mason and is in
charge of collecting of pop tabs
used by the Shriners Hospital to
buy "extras" for the kids that their
budget cannot afford.
This past season Bob and Ardeth
put 5,000 miles on their motor
home traveling to Minnesota and
Colorado for their 50th class
reunions, where they demonstrated
the great sounds of the dulcimers.
We are indeed fortunate to have this
couple as part of our park family.

On March 18 we have an ice
cream social at 6, with Grace
Harmony following at 6:30. March'
24 we will be having our pancake
breakfast starting at 7:30.

call Aniial Control to pick it up.
They have been wonderful to do
The county has a leash law, and
we and Animal Control are only
doing what the law demands.
We feel sorry for Mr. Barrows,
but if he were obeying the law, no
one would have a problem. He
probably would only see the
Animal Control truck when it went
by his house.
While we are on the subject,
many people have told us of being
afraid of Buster when he came after
them showing his teeth, growling
and barking while they are walking
on Theater Road. We recently read
about a little boy who was killed by
a dog on the loose, and this happens
Mr. Barrows, we and many of
the Orange Blossom Park people
feel you did us an injustice accus-
ing us of disliking animals and
comparing Mr. Ellis to a third rate
The fact is, you keep your ani-
mals at home, and there will not be
any trouble in this neighborhood.
The Ellis'
Orange Blossom RV Park

Editor's Note: "We're good peo-
ple, said Ruth Ellis, 89. She and
her husband L. V, 92, have been
married 71 years. They opened the
park about 24 years ago and live in
a home next to the park on Theater

Austin Growers offers a wide and beautiful array of plants, some
ready for gift-giving, among the many items and services it now

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A Tribute To 'Mama Cat' Roberts 1914-2007

At a time when most people were planning their retire-
:nent, "Mama Cat" Roberts was starting her last business at
:112 E. Main Street in Wauchula. The year was 1970, and at the
:age of 56 Cat Roberts was having the grand opening of Cat's
:Corner, her new card and gift shop. And just 28 short years
later she did retire!
While some people avoided work, Cat seemed to thrive on
it. Her long career included wife, mother, cook, farm hand,
:school bus driver, grocery store owner, church worker, baby
'sitter and dispenser of foolishness.
In 1995 Cat and her daughter Gloria Durrance were hon-
.*Dred by the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce as the
*:county's Business Persons of the Year. Marcus Shackelford
:.nd Diana Youmans presented the awards.
Martin and Cat Roberts bought a grocery store in
:Wauchula in 1941 from R.O. Pepper and named the business
:Roberts Grocery. They sold the grocery store in 1956 to L.M.
:.and Faye Shackelford.
Cat's Corner opened in 1970 next to Wauchula State Bank.
:Cat's Country Mouse was started by daughter Gloria Durrance
'in 1985 on U.S. 17 North and later relocated to the Earnest
Plaza in Wauchula.
Her working career spanned seven decades and what a
time she had. Gone but not forgotten!
Catherine Davis Roberts was born March 6, 1914, and
passed away Feb. 11, 2007, at the age of 92. Funeral services
were held at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Al Blum,
Marcus Shackelford and Duck Smith officiating.
A favorite Bible verse by her family was from Proverbs
31:28 "Her children rise up, and call her blessed." A family
.motto on the funeral program was "No one ever dies as long as
she is remembered."
Following is a column entitled "Nancy's Fancies" written
by Nancy VanDyck for The Herald-Advocate a number of
.years ago:

"I know it's time to make resolutions to do better through-
:out the new year, but I always seem to break them so I've come
to the conclusion, why bother?
"Instead I'd like to take this moment to write about a well-
known couple who made my life a little more enjoyable every
,week as a child.
"Martin Roberts, deceased, and his wife, Cat, ran a family
grocery store back then.
"After packing each box of groceries, the cashier, usually


Cat is surrounded clockwise by great-granddaughters Caroline,
their parents Elizabeth and Kelly Durrance.

Cat, reached into a box of kisses, chocolate candy wrapped in
foil, and grabbed a handful to add to the grocery box.
"We seldom had candy except those kisses. It was the high-
light of the week for my brother and sisters when Dad brought
the groceries home.
"We learned many things from that handful of kisses. We
learned there were people who cared about children. We
learned to share. We learned math. We always divided them
equally. We learned the joy of anticipation. We learned to put
the groceries away to get to the candy in the bottom of the box.
We also learned caring people never let you down, because the
candy was always there.
"Way back then, you could get five kisses for a penny.
However, my Dad's pennies were scarce, and he wisely spent
them on the nutritional food we needed.

Shelby, Erica and Rebecca and

Catherine Davis Roberts in

"Even though one handful of kisses didn't cost Martin and
Cat very much, it added up when the day was done and many
customers were served.
"Many of the boxes of groceries the kisses went into were
charge not cash.
"Most every time I see or eat a kiss, I feel a warm glow in
my heart for the people who so generously gave me a little part
of themselves.
"If I have a New Year's resolution, it is that I pass on some
of the kindnesses I have received from others in the past.
"And now I wish a very special Happy New Year to Cat at
Cat's Corner as well as everyone in Hardee County."

"Mama Cat" enjoys a summer afternoon at the lake house in
Avon Park.

Gloria, Cat and Martin Roberts in 1947 photo. Martin passed
away in 1975 at age 64.

Catherine Roberts and daughter Gloria in 1937.

"Cat" serves one of her delicious pies at the "Ole House" in
Zolfo Springs around 1970.

:Martin Roberts owned Roberts Grocery in Wauchula, grew
cucumbers and oranges, and was hunting camp cook for Doyle
E. Carlton Jr.

Kelly Durrance in 1999 with his grandmother "Cat."

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In 1994 "Cat" celebrated her 80th birthday on horseback and is
with grandson Kelly Durrance and great-granddaughters Erica,
Rebecca and Shelby Durrance.

March 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A

A family gathering at the Bunk House in 2004. Top row includes Elmo Roberts and Willard:
Durrance. Seated from left are daughter Gloria Durrance, Cat Roberts and Kelly Durrance.

"Mama Cat" helping at a rehearsal dinner in 1985.

After-school day care at Cat's home was common from 1999 to 2005.

Pe O Te ee

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Catherine Roberts in 1956.

What Did County Accomplish in 2005-06?

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
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:

The behind-the-scene leadership
is the administration division of
county government, which includes
human resources, purchasing, the
office of management and budget,
and County Manager Lex Albrit-:
ton, who oversees it all.

County Manager
County manager for the last five
years, Lex Albritton oversees the
day-to-day crisis and major deci-
sions affecting every department in
the business of the county.
Much of his time since 2004 has
been spent dealing with the afteref-
fects of the three major hurricanes
which hit Hardee County in 2004.
The work of completing contracts
and getting the actual recovery
work completed is still ongoing and
"I applaud the staff that has had to
deal with this task in addition to the
routine day-to-day operations of
the county," said Albritton. -
Another big task is infrastructure
for economic development, includ-
ing water and wastewater, roads
and other capacity to meet the
growing needs of residential and
industrial development. State ap-
propriations of over $2 million has
helped fund expansion of services,
"The staff of Hardee County
promises to continue to increase
our efficiency in the delivery of
county services to both our individ-
uals and business citizens. I would
like to extend my thanks to all the
staff that work so faithfully for
Hardee County and the Board of
County Commissioners for the
tough decisions. they have had to
make$ to move our county forward
and to better position us for future

growth," said Albritton.

Human Resources
This department is responsible to
see that employee practices and
benefits are consistent, fair and
safe. The staff ensures that payrolls
are correct, labor issues are
addressed and all insurance claims
promptly and properly handled.
In the last fiscal year. that includ-
ed contract negotiations for both
the Road and Bridge and the
Firefighter unions, a salary study
which earned competitive wages,
conducted 136 interviews for 58
new employees, and oversaw safe-
ty training and a health and benefits

This department procures goods
and services for many of the coun-
ty departments at the most cost-
effective price and delivery.
In the last year, the department
processed 3,650 requisitions for
3,600 purchase orders, an increase
of 45 percent over the previous
year. It also processed 7,750
invoices and 3,925 credit card pur-

Office of Management
and Budget
This department is responsible
not only for the county budget but
keeping track of fixed assets and
special assessments. Staff works
with Albritton and department heads
in preparing the annual budget, rev-
enue and expenditure forecasts and
debt schedules.
Recording of assets to comply
with a new requirement has been
tedious and exacting. In the last
year that included inventory of over
$45 million in the county's existing
fixed assets, and over $6 million in
newly acquired assets. Annual
depreciation schedules have to be
maintained on these.
Last year there were 89 request
for hardship exemptions to the spe-
cial assessments for solid waste and
fire. Nearly $21,000 in interim
billings were collected.

Information Technology
This department maintains the
county network infrastructure and
information services, including
security to protect the county's net-
work and data. About 92.5 percent
of all e-mail received is SPAM or
viruses which are blocked.
There were a dozen computer
systems replaced, a high speed

access point established for use in
commission meetings, an ID data
base for county employees and
development of a web-based
Helpdesk for county departments.
This is the second 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, Public Works.

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King Moves Up

Football Ladder

Of The Herald-Advocate
Another Hardee Wildcat will join
the collegiate ranks shortly.
Wide receiver Jermaine King
signed his college scholarship on
Friday amidst a host of well-wish-
Not long after graduation, he will
head north in the next step in his
athletic and academic career.
Carrying a 3.7 GPA, King will be
welcomed on June 1 at West
Virginia State University, a Divi-
sion II school outside Charleston in
the little town of Institute.
King said he was impressed dur-
ing his visit there because "the
players remind me of here. They
are friendly and are about team-
work and the team wanting to win,
not individuals.
"I thank God, all my family and
everyone who has helped me to
receive this scholarship," said
King, who hopes to major in per-
forming arts and eventually have a
career in acting.
On hand to help him celebrate
were a number of his family mem-
bers, led by patriarch Uncle Willie
Outley. Also there were his mother
Linda Outley, sisters Amanda and
Sylvia and their children Alyssa
Mendez, John Mosley and Raven
"The family is certainly backing
this young man in his effort to
make the best of himself. We are
real proud of him," said Willie
"He's worked real hard for this.


We'll miss him here, but we are
proud of him," echoed his mother,
Linda Outley.
Also on hand were former head
coach Derren Bryan, recruiting
coach David Mahoney and Princi-
pal Mike Wilkinson, each of whom
spoke well of King's influence and
Mahoney, who spent some time
at West Virginia Wesleyan College
and was familiar with the area, sent
out the film and transcripts, set up
the visit and provided transporta-
tion to and from the airport.
Bryan, who directed King in his
two years on the varsity Wildcat
squad, also applauded the senior.
"He and Weston (Palmer, who
recently signed with Princeton
University) both personify what we
want in a Wildcat, commitment to
the character, classroom and being
a champion. We are so very proud
that he will go on to represent
Hardee County and our football
program at its best.
"Jermaine was only two of our
weekly captains. A lot of the suc-
cess we had is due to his work ethic
and character. He was our leader,
our coach on the field. He will have
a great career and we'll be watch-
ing it," said Bryan.

Principal Mike Wilkinson
summed it all up. "We're really
proud of Jermaine. It's what we
want to see, kids developing them-
selves academically and athletical-
ly to advance beyond high school.
It's a big ticket to his future."

Jermaine King had a lot of people share the happy moment on Friday. Flanking him are (from left) nephew John Mosley, sister
Amanda Outley, niece Alyssa Mendez, and mother Linda Outley, King, sister Sylvia Outley and niece Raven; in back are coach
Derren Bryan, uncle Willie Outley, recruiting coach David Mahoney and Principal Mike Wilkinson.

County Nixes RV Relocation Costs

Of The Herald-Advocate
On a split vote, the Hardee
County Commission decided that it
has no responsibility to pay reloca-
tion expenses for residents moving
out of Wagon Wheel RV Park.
Commissioner Minor Bryant led
the discussion of why the county
should be responsible. It created the
change from an RV Park to an RV
subdivision that began all the trou-
bles for several dozen residents
there, he said.
While Commissioner Nick
Timmerman agreed with him, the
three other commissioners, Dale
Johnson, Gordon Norris and
Chairman Bobby Ray Smith dis-
agreed. They said it was a landlord-
tenant problem to be handled indi-
vidually amongst them.
To date, none of the residents
have been told to move. However,
the property was to change hands
March 15 from current owners
George and Norma McNary to new
owners who plan to emphasize
rolling stock at most of the 268
available spaces. Residents were
told there would be a transition

period to purchase the lots rather
than renting them.
Many of the residents with per-
manent or park models with
screened porches, carports or other
attachments have already planned
to move to Pioneer Creek Park, said
resident Don Dobberstein. Some
have been at Wagon Wheel for five
to 17 years, he said.
He also said residents had been
charged $50 for fire and garbage
assessment. County Manager Lex
Albritton said there was no $50 res-
idential rate and the park paid a
commercial rate. If the owner
passed that on to residents, it was
between them, said Albritton.
Nick Staszko, county director of
planning, said the county could
waive permitting fees but had little
other flexibility in relocation ex-
penses. Both rolling stock and park
model RVs that are tied down must
meet current Florida Building Code
requirements and must have
signed/sealed plans for review,
approval and permitting, he ex-
When Dobberstein continued to
insist that the county is responsible

"for what you did to us," Smith
replied, "We didn't do anything to
you, it's a landlord issue."
County Attorney Ken Evers cau-
tioned him and others that when
they move to another rental situa-
tion, the same or something similar
could happen. Another park could
also decide to sell its property and
change its plans.

In other action, the Commission:
approved a contract with
Central Florida Regional, Planning
Council to prepare. a Public
Facilities Element for the county's
Comprehensive Land. Use Plan
amendment. State Senate Bill 360
requires the county to include
school facilities in the county's
land use plans.

Hopefully, all this will be accom-
plished by June 1 and the School
Board may have a recommendation
on its impact fees to include in the
county plan. The final plan amend-
ments have to be adopted by Nov.
30 to give adequate time to meet
the state's Dec. 31 deadline for
Hardee County, which is earlier-
than some counties which have
until June 2008 to complete this:
Impact fees are kept in separate'
trust accounts, explained Nick
Stasko, director 'of planning -and
agreed to accept state funds
of $1,009.50 for poll worker
recruitment and training and
$2,019 for voter education.

Matthew Laker won Grand Champion honors with his duck in
the Duck Show on Feb. 20 at the Hardee County Fair. It was the
first time Matthew ever showed a duck, and he took home blue
ribbons for his efforts. The first grader is a member of the Fort
Green 4-H Club. He is the son of the Rev. Brian and Jennifer

3-Day Women's Retreat

Coming Up March 29-31

For The Herald-Advocate
Sherry White Ministries Inc. will
kick off its third annual "Here I Am
Again, Lord" women's retreat on
Thursday, March 29.
According to White, the retreat is
a three-day, two-night event where
women are encouraged to seek God
and grow in their faith.
Her ministry started the retreat
three years ago for women who
were struggling with life, children,
family and finances. But the retreat
is for all women of all denomina-
tions who are seeking a "deep, per-
sonal relationship with Jesus
Christ," says White.
This year, the theme for the
retreat is the power of prayer.
It will' be held at Camp
Wilderness in Fort Meade. "The
cost for two nights and six meals is
$115, which pays for the rental of
the facilities, the meals and adver-

tising expenses. Love offerings will
be taken for our guests," says
Special guests are invited to help
inspire women to grow in their
Christian faith. This year's special
guests include Jessie Rogers
Goodman, Pastor Diane Everhart
and Praise Team, Divine Purpose
and 4 His Glory.
The ministry is seeking women
who are willing to sacrifice 2 1/2
days in exchange for a spiritually
reviving experience. However,
Sherry White Ministries does try
and accommodate women who
wish to participate for only part of
the retreat, but encourages women
to attend the entire event.
Pre-registration is required and
seating is limited. To register, con-
tact Zella Warren at 767-1881. For
more information, contact Warren
or White at 245-1184 or at sherry-


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Emily Wilson & Robby

Lourcey Are Engaged
Ronald and Patricia Wilson of graduate of Osceola High School.
auchula announce the engage- He received an associate of arts
ent of their daughter, Emily degree from Valencia Community
nrine Wilson, to Robby Lourcey, College in 2005 and will graduate
e son of Sue Lourcey of from Palm Beach Atlantic Univer-
ssimmee and Bobby and Sue sity in May of this year with a
lurcey of Jacksonville. degree in psychology., He will
attend Southeastern Baptist Theo-
The bride-elect is a 2002 gradu- logical Seminary in Wake, Forest,
of Hardee Senior High School N.C., in the fall. Currently a resi-
d a 2006 graduate of Palm Beach dent of West Palm Beach, he is the
lantic University with a major in associate, to the college pastor at
nce education. She currently First Bafifist Church of West Palm
;ides in West Palm Beach, and is Beach.
independent beauty consultant Plans are being made for a May
Mary Kay Cosmetics. 19 wedding at the First Baptist
The prospective groom is a 2004 Church of Kissimmee.

Garden Club To

Hear Mural Expert

SThe Wauchula Garden Club will
welcome Harriet Porter of the Lake
Placid Mural Society on Wednes-
day, March 21, at its noon meeting
at the W6man's Club building, 131
N. Seventh Ave.
Vice President Belva Vance has
invited the Highlands County resi-
dent to speak on "Revitalizing a

small town through art."
Joining Vance in hosting the lun-
cheon meeting will be Joyce
Butsch, Kay Patarini and Doris
Prospective members and guests
are invited to attend. More informa-
tion may be obtained by calling
Vance at 773-4740.


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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

The Three-Note Band (plus one) began its program a bit early on
March 8 at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. They
jammed and warmed up at about 6:45 and by 7 p.m. they were raringto goj
Someone asked them later "Why the early start?" I believe the answer was,
"Must be spring fever, or perhaps we are getting ready for daylight savings
time." Anyway, they provided the audience with a fine music variety pro-
gram for singing and dancing.
With the opening number "Stardust," the band continued on and were
"red hot" for the remainder qf the evening, receiving ovations frpm the
dancers and audience for such numbers as "Memories," western swing
"Anytime," a grateful love ballad "Hold Me," and a jive number "Elmer's
Tune" and the great crooner Vaughn Monroe's hit of the 1950s, "There, I
Said It Again." Just before break time at 8 the band performed two sing-
along numbers for audience participation. They were. "Side B~y Side" and
Ramblin' Rose." Then fine dancers Georgiana Mills and Art Weyant were
requested to do their version of the number."White Sport Coat." The band
then closed out the first half of the evening's events with a Perry Como
number, "I Am Confessin' That ILove You."
By the way, this was Art Weyant's, birthday, so our hostess, Darlene
Henry and other friends laid out the snack bar with a birthda. cake and a
variety of food enjoyed by all.
This evening's door prize was won by Norm Vogt from Pioneer Park.
The mystery song was the old number "For All We Know," and was cor-
rectly guessed this week by Margaret Backett.
The second half of the evening's events started off by the band and
audience requesting Tina Rego from Pioneer Park to come on stage and
sing a number for us. She answered the request and captivated all with the
beautiful love ballad entitled "Ain't Misbehaving, Saving My Love For
You." The band then concluded with waltzes "W'hat Now My Love"; "Blue
Birds Over' The White Cliffs of Dover"; "Kentucky Waltz"; and "Now Is
The Hour" (reminiscent of the WWII era).
It was announced that our next gathering at the center on March 15,
will be an early "St: Patrick's Day" party, so everyone should.wear green.
It will be lots of fun for all, you can rest assured, especially with Bill
Hartigan singing old Irish- numbers.
All who helped with the set-up tonight are to be commended, espe-
cially early arrivers Darlene Thibert, Forrest Grooms, Jack Bowman and of
course, our hostess, Darlene Henry. It was nice to see Dave and Georgian
Mills tonight; they are great dancers and fine friends.
We hope to see you all again next week, bring friends and meet new
ones. It's fun for all. Good health and good fortune.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church is
hosting revival March 18-23.
Sunday morning'-service-is at~. 1
and evening at 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday evening, services are
at 7 p.m. and will feature special
music nightly and the preaching of
Rev. Stephen Ahrens.
The congregation invites you to
join them for a time of spiritual
renewal at the church at 6210 Mt.
Pisgah Road, Fort Meade. For more
information, call 375-4409.
Gospel Tabernacle is hosting
two revivals in the next two weeks.
The first is March 21-23 with
Evangelist Roy Scates, ,who was
delivered from a strangle-hold of
drugs, and alcohol addition and has
a "dynamic and prophetic Word
from God that promotes, change
and spiritual growth. Those nightly
services are at 7 p.m.
From March 25 to 28, Evangelist
Danny, Morgan and the Morgans
present a program of old-fashioned
preaching and Southern Gospel
music at 7 p.m. each evening.
Pastor Harold Howze and the con-
gregation welcome everyone to
join them at. the church at 8,10
Tennessee St., Wauchula, for these

special meetings.
Immanuel Baptist Church is hav-
ing a gospel sing on Sunday at 6
p.m. featuring Billy and Charlotte
Wilson from Orange Blossom RV
Also, beginning on April 1,
Sunday evening services will be at
.: 6..p.m,.The-congregation asks-visi-..
l iors to not this and join them at the
church at 210 F_ Broward ,St
Bowling Green.

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Perry Mushrush & Kyndal Merrill

Kyndal Merrill & Perry

MushrushJr. To Wed

* Sharyn Salter and James Webb Jr.
:of Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Kyndal
Leigh Merrill, to Perry Steven
Mushrush Jr., the son of Perry Sr.
and Donna Mushrush of Zolfo
The bride-elect is a 2000 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently employed by the
To win you have to risk loss.

Highlands County Property Ap-
praiser's Office.
The prospective groom is a 1999
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. He is employed at the Wal-
SMart Distribution Center in
Plans are being made for a July
14 wedding at the Wauchula home
of the bride-to-be's parents.

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The Lionettes organization at Hardee Senior High School is holding its second annual Dress
Boutique and is in need of donations. The boutique project provides formal dresses and acces-
sories to girls in the community who hope to attend either the eighth-grade banquet or the high-
school prom. The Lionettes are collecting nearly-new formal and dinner gowns appropriate for
young ladies along with purses, shoes, jewelry, shawls and wraps. Contact Martha Shiver at 773-
2342 to donate to the Dress Boutique, or drop off the dresses or accessories by Friday, March
23, at Cat's on Main, formerly Cat's Corner. The Dress Boutique will open to the girls on the
evening of Thursday, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Lionettes are a branch of the local Lion's
Club composed of high-school girls who serve the community in many different capacities dur-
ing the academic year. Lionette members (from left) Meg Hackney, Kelly Jo Smith, Jahna Davis,
Jocelyn Skipper, Juliann Davis, Clara Lambert and Lauren Raulerson are pictured holding a cou-
ple of the dresses which will be at the Dress Boutique.

'Come Blow Your Horn' Starts Friday In Wauchula

The Hardee County Players have
several performances and auditions
scheduled for this week and next at
the Historic Wauchula City Hall
Beginning this weekend, the
players will present the Neil
Simon comedy "Come Blow Your
Horn." The curtain rises this Friday
and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and at
2:30 p.m. this Sunday. Friday and
Saturday night shows and the
Sunday matinee will continue next
weekend, March 23-25.
Tickets are $10. Admission for
children 12 and under is $5.
Tickets can be purchased in
advance at the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce, located in
the lobby of the auditorium, from 9
to 5 Monday through Friday.
Tickets also will be available at the

door. Doors will open one hour
before showtime.
Parking is across the street at the
Wauchula Post Office or behind the
auditorium, situated at 225 E.
Main St. The handicap parking
and entrance is on the west side of
the building.
For more information, or to
reserve seats for 25 or more, con-
tact the Players at 767-1220.
Also, this coming Monday and
Tuesday, the Youth Theater will be
holding auditions for the upcoming
play "The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow" beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Children who would like to be in
the play must come to one of the
auditions, regardless of their previ-
ous experience. Paperwork and
permission forms will be complet-
ed, so a parent or guardian must be

present at the audition. No excep-
tions will be made.
There is a $25 participation fee
($5 more for each family member)
to help cover the cost of snacks,
costuming, scripts, performance
rights, etc.
If your child is unable to attend
either night, call Nancy Kitchens at
767-6022 and additional audition
dates will be added.
The performance dates are May
11-13, with additional perfor-
mances for the schools to be
arranged. Rehearsals will be.
Monday and Tuesdays from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays from
10 a.m. to noon. Children are not
expected to attend all rehearsals,
which will begin Monday, March

Hardee High School senior
James Matthews, pianist
recently traveled with several
members of the Wednesday
Musicale to South Florida
Community College to hear
Bob Milne, ragtime/boogie-
woogie pianist. The 17-year- 2'
old is pictured in the bottom
photo flanked by Milne (left) 3
and Doug Andrews (right),
dean of cultural programs at .
the Highlands County campus ,
of SFCC. The teen auditioned
for them, then was given
much encouragement about
his future in the field of music.
Pictured above following the
sold-out concert (from left)
are Wednesday Musicale
members Ross and Ruth
Fisher, Claudette Kemen and
Bess Stallings standing with
the three musicians. The local
club meets the second
Wednesday of each month.


Tangible Personal Property Returns

April 1st Deadline

Tangible Personal Property Returns Deadline April 1st due in the

Property Appraiser's Office at the Courthouse Annex II on U.S. 17

South, Room 103.

If an extension is necessary, Extension must be Received and

Authorized by the April 1st deadline.

NOTE: Penalties will be applied to late and non-filed returns.

(2007 Returns and Extensions will be accepted until the first

business day, Monday April 2nd, following the weekend deadline.)

MOBILE HOMES in Mobile Home Parks (land not owned by mobile

home owners) with attachments (carports, living aieas, porches,

etc.) are required to submit Tangible Personal Property Returns.

Kathy L. Crawford

Hardee Co. Property Appraiser

315 N. Sixth Ave. (Highway 17 S.)

Room 103

Wauchula, FL 33873

Tele: 863/773-2196 Fax: 863/773-0954


4B The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2007

Hardee Grad On NASCAR Track

Kari Noblett, a 21-year-old
senior at the University of Florida
majoring in telecommunications,
has been job shadowing at the
National Association for Stock Car
Auto Racing. "My ultimate career
goal is to be a NASCAR commen-
tator or sports anchor," says
In November, she was sent to
Homestead to report on the Nextel
Cup race, at which time she went
behind the scenes to witness Jimmy
Johnson receive his championship
trophy. She also attended his private
press conference.
In December, Noblett attended
the Busch Series luncheon at the
ESPN Club, where she met drivers
Kevin Harvick, Danny Hamlin,
Carl Edwards, Clint Boyer and J.J.
Yaley. Noblett said the highlight of
the day was riding in an actual stock
car driven by Yaley at speeds of 140
miles per hour.
Most recently, on Feb. 18,
Noblett traveled to the Daytona 500
to report on the race for Channel 20
in Gainesville.
Noblett says being a student, cov-
*ering different events and interning
"can be very tiring, but she is proud
after such a hectic schedule to have
made the Dean's List last term.
For the past 2-1/2years, Noblett
has interned for WUFT Channel 5
,and at National Public Radio
Classic 89 and Nature Coast 90.
She presently interns as First
Edition News anchor at Channel 5
and in the sports department for
WCJB Channel 20. She is the cur-
rent host of "All Things
Considered" at Classic 89 and
Nature Cost 90. She is also the
sports anchor for Mid-Florida
Noblett also serves as liaison for
the University of Florida's journal-
ism and communications ambas-
sadors, and is an active member of
the University's College Council
"I have had so many opportuni-
ties this school year that some do
.not have until well into their
careers," says Noblett.
For instance, Noblett covered
Democratic gubernatorial candidate
Rob Smith's campaign results. She
also covered a press conference
with singer Tom Petty, and was
'given a backstage pass for his con-
.However, the most interesting
opportunity Noblett has been given
would probably be her trip to Starke
during the execution of Danny
Rollins, the convicted serial killer
,of five Gainesville students.
'Noblett reported from outside the
;prison and was seen by local view-
.ers on Fox 13 News.
Noblett, the daughter of Tammy
Noblett, is a 2003 graduate of
Jardee Senior High School.

Kari Noblett has covered NASCAR events, and has even ridden
along with J.J. Yaley (above) in his race car.

Kari Noblett, seen here with NASCAR driver Clint Boyer, wants to
become a race commentator or a sports anchor.

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Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bruce,
Bradenton, a seven pound eight
ounce son, Cameron Dylan, born
Feb. 22, 2007, Sarasota Memorial
Hospital, Sarasota. Mrs. Bruce is
the former Anitra Artz. Maternal
great-grandmother is Eleanor
Hartley and great-aunt is Paul
Hartley. Paternal grandparents are
Janet Desmarais of Bradenton and
Bob and Edie Bruce of Concord,
N.H. Paternal great-grandparents
are Walter and Gwen Desmarais of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cornell,
Arcadia, a six pound 15 ounce son,
William "Will" Woodrow, born
Dec. 17, 2006, DeSoto Memorial
Hospital, Arcadia. He joins older
brother Warren. Mrs. Cornell is the
former Claire Terrell. Maternal
grandparents are John and Tito
Terrell of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Warren and
Barbara Cornell of Arcadia.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Frances Boney of Avon Park, and
Woodrow and Mary Louise Cornell
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Pyatt Park

Party Honors

Jaden Rodriguez,.the daughter of
Krystal Rodriguez and Alex Jack-
son of Bowling Green, turned 3
years old on Feb. 27.
She celebrated with a party on
March 3 at Pyatt Park in Bowling
Green. Theme for the festivities
was Backyardig~ans..
Guests were served barlecue,
chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and
Joining in the celebration were
grandmothers Risa Rivers and
Roberta Pace, godparents Ben and
Trish Jackson, sister Alexis Jackson
and several aunts and cousins.

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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

Do you feel rushed along by your schedule, by all the things you feel
you need to do? Do you feel out of breath, tired and frustrated?
Somewhere, a few months or years ago, you knew a quiet walk with
God. There was delight, contentment and a marvelous simplicity about
everything. What happened to those-golden days?
Modem life seems jammed with activities. And there's no convenient
monastery to retire to. Somehow we must find that "monastery" in our own
hearts. But how?
Let's start with the promises of God. He offers us sufficient grace for
each situation we may face. So the devil's strategy is to keeps us so dis-
tracted that we never feel quite "ready" to ask for and receive this grace.
Has it occurred to you that no one needs to "feel" any particular way in
order to call for God's assistance? Take a drowning person. Does he wait for
the proper "feeling" before calling for help?
Of course, it's possible that a certain amount of our business was never
authorized by God. This produces guilt, and who is going to call on God
while feeling guilty? We ought to, but many don't.
Remember, the enemy doesn't mind if we agree with Scripture as long
as we don't actually call on the Author.
There's another place where a Christian can be defeated: Have you
made an all-out commitment of life to God?
If not, then you are in the condition of the double-minded man in James
1:8. You have "one mind" to take care of the Lord's business and another to
take care of your own activities.
There is no way out of this unhappy predicament except giving up all
the hopes and dreams you've had about yourself, the "good" as well as the
"bad" and saying, "Lord, I've been trying to add You to the things I want
for myself. I'm finished with that. Take my life and do with it whatever you
see fit."
This produces a single "eye" and clarity, rather than distraction.
Without a fussy, discontented, competing self at your elbow all the time,
you will find it much easier to know and do the will of God. This is a heav-
enly walk anyone can enjoy this side of heaven. It is not a dusty church
dogma, but a blessed condition in which all your time and ambitions are
So stop. Wait on the Lord. He may be behind you on the road, hoping
you'll slow down so the two of you can go on together!

Hunter Presley

Turns 5 With

'Cars' Party
Hunter Presley, son of Aaron and
Jessica Presley, turned 5 years old
on Feb. 27 and celebrated early
with a party on Feb. 24 at his
Wauchula home.
The party's theme was Cars.
Guests were treated to pizza, a
cheese fountain, chips and, of
course, cake.
Joining the honoree were his
grandparents Daniel and Maryann
Jenkins and Gerrell Patsourakis and
many other family and friends.



David Winston Magee III, called
Winston, turned three years old on
Feb. 20.
His grandparents David and
Wanda Magee of Zolfo Springs
hosted a birthday supper of
spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and
birthday cake for the lad and his
parents David W. Jr. and Kim L.
Magee, also of Zolfo Springs.
The theme of the party was Cars.
Also enjoying the evening were his

'Cars' Party Held

In Honor' Of

Carlitos Torres

Carlos Emilio "Carlitos" Torres
turned one year old on March 1 and
celebrated the occasion with a party
at his Zolfo Springs home on March
The theme of the party, which
included barbecue ribs and chicken
and the fixings, was Cars. It was
hosted by his parents Jose L. Jr. and
Darlene Torres.
Among those sharing the fun
were grandparents Jose L. Sr. and
Aurelia Torres and Jose and
Dominga Garcia. Several aunts and


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aunt Crystal Magee and family
friend Austin Dunham.


uncles, cousins and friends also
stopped by.


Thank You
The family of Randall Chapman is grateful for their
family and friends for their prayers and support.
A special thanks to Dr Bassetti, Laura and Brenda
from Nurse On Call, the emergency response team,
Florida Hospital-Sebring staff, Pastor Wendell and
Ty Smith, Rev. Jim Williams, Robarts Funeral Home,
and everyone who brought delicious food -
especially the ladies from Faith Temple.
Your kindness and love will always be appreciated.
God bless all of you.
Karen Chapman
Connie & Harold Howze
SJoy & Duane Brummett
Stacie Chapman


Decorate with Balloons!
781-0749 TommyKirk


Have you started your Spring planting?
Come see what we have!

Family Tree Nursery
Hwy 64 7 miles East of Wauchula
,h 5095 SR 64E Look for Signs


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Friday 8-5



Hardee County

Builders Association, Inc.
2nd Meeting
All are welcome. From realtors, contrac-
tors, 'subcontractors, suppliers or anyone
who is interested in county commerce is
Tuesday March 20
6:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
207 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula
Any questions please call 773-9294





March 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B

Family Housing/Park On City Plate


Of The Herald-Advocate
A request for a dup;..., another
for a quadriplex and improvements
at Oak Street Park occupied the
Wauchula City Commission on
Monday night.
In the first issue, the commission
approved a resolution for Carol
Knight to build a duplex at her
property at 604 S. Seventh Avenue.
Knight said she will live in one half
of the duplex and rent the other
until she can replace her adjacent
home which was gutted by a fire
last year. Earlier plans to build a
two-story house with full units
upstairs and down was nixed late
last year. She said she may also

"Rally for a Cure" was the recipient of the proceeds from a
recent golf- tournament raffle at Brookside Bluff. The prize was
a serving tray hand-painted with a scene from The Bluff Golf
Course by Sue Fay (seated). Fay had created the artwork in a
class conducted by Hazel Roberts. Tom Fay put a wooden frame
around the work. And Lillian Pelkey (standing) won it.

On The Agenda

The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. One request is for a major
special exception to develop a private airstrip for small planes on Post plant
Road and another is for a variance to subdivide 120 acres east of Pine Level
Road into less-than-20-acre lots.
Presentation on design specifications for Wauchula Hills
water/wastewater expansion, Gene Schriner, 9:20 a.m.
Application for grant to add mammograms to primary care ser-
vices, 9:35 a.m.
Interlocal agreement with Polk County on 911-Dispatch for Fire-
Rescue, 9:45 a.m.
Award bid for masonry repointing at courthouse, 9:55 a.m.
Schumacher Road/Steve Roberts Special extension into Highlands
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.

build another duplex on the proper-
ty in the future.
In a second matter Lawrence and
Mary Katherine Martell requested a
variance to the rear yard setback for
a four-plex rental unit on the north-
east corner of the intersection of
Rust Avenue and E' 3ak Street.
They will pave the extension of
Rust Avenue to city standards,
demolish or move an existing
house, and have already installed a
drainage pipe. Changing the rear
setback, which backs up to a wet-
land which will never be devel-
oped, will not adversely affect any-
one, said Planner Don Chancey.
There will be an appropriate buffer
between it and the wetlands, and

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between it and the nearby River
Chase Apartments, he said. There
will be a 20-foot driveway between
the Martells' two sets of quad-plex-
In the third matter, the commis-
sion reluctantly approved the low
bid of TMD Construction for the
base award of $144,962.68 and -
alternates for Phase II of the Oak
Street Park. Estimated completion
is 75 days.
Funding will come from state
Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program and other
funds. The alternates are to include
bleachers on the Seventh Avenue
side of the tennis courts as well on
the west side of them. There will
also be an additional sidewalk and
exercise stations, two picnic shel-
ters with barbecue grills and possi-
bly some upgrades to the rest-

In other business, the Commis-
learned that this is the city's
centennial year. The original char-
ter was approved in May 1907. A
centennial committee of Commun-
ity Development Director Olivia
Minshew, Main Street Wauchula
Director Megan McKibben, some-
one from the Chamber of Com-
merce, a member of the City
Commission and a citizen will
work on plans for the centennial,
which may include a parade herald-
ing the city's heritage over the
years, a cake to kick off a down-
town celebration or festival and
continue to the Fourth of July with
custom-made fireworks to'spell out
100 years.
McKibben also mentioned up-
coming Main Street activities, the
Hopping On Main on March 31 and
Word on the Street literacy festival
May 5 at Oak Street Park.
learned City Administrator
Rick Giroux will be on vacation
March 22-April 2 and Police Chief
William Beattie will be acting city
was reminded of the early
warning siren test on March 17,
with two 30-second blasts at noon-
time. This will be repeated on June
1, the first day of hurricane season
and Nov. 30, the end of the hurri-
cane season.
saw a video of three 90-sec-
ond marketing commercials for
government access channels em-
phasizing the positive features of
the city. These are pocket-size to be
used on a computer or DVD as

well, said Giroux, who said they
would be on a link on the city's
redesigned website within 60 to 90
learned that the city has
received a blue ribbon since its air-
port fuel sales have spurted from
$4,000 to $11,000 since Jim Hay
has been promoting it. "Plane after
plane comes in to refuel," said
Chief Beattie.
briefly discussed the city fol-
lowing the lead of Bowling Green
and Zolfo Springs in providing an
additional $25,000 homestead ex-
emption for senior citizens.
The Commission also briefly dis-
cussed ongoing efforts to lower the
property taxes statewide and
replace them with sales tax rev-
enue. If legislation is approved, the
city's property tax rate would roll
back five years to the 2002 level,
making the 5.02 tax rate 3.8 0 mills,
a loss of about $100,000 annually
in property tax revenue.
was reminded by Minshew of
the Comp Plan amendment needed
on level of service needed for
schools. County Planner Nick
Staztko will give an overview to
the School Board on April 5 in
preparation for the April 27 meet-
ing with the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council for its
report and recommendation on
School Impact Fees. Tentatively, a
full workshop will be before the
June 14 School Board meeting.
approved a resolution renew-
ing the annual contract with the
state Department of Corrections for
inmate labor. Cost will go down to
$55,770 this year as some start-up
costs from last year won't be neces-
sary. Public works director Ray
McClellan said they could use
twice as many workers.
approved a resolution renew-
ing the contract with the state
Department of Transportation for
air traffic improvements at the
Municipal Airport in the state's
five-year work plan.

The $100,000 bill, with
Woodrow Wilson's portrait on
the front, was printed only for
use in transactions between the
Federal Reserve System and the
Treasury Department.

Hang on to your glass. Prior to
1750, coasters originally came with
small wheels so drinks could be
moved across a table. Sometimes
shaped like tiny wagons, they were
also known as sliders.

6B The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2007




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20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
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* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
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40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field; 1320 ft. hard road frontage. 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
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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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FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
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Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
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Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
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Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
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Dietary Aides- Wash dishes, clear tables, cleaning in kitchen
& dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
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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
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RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
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RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
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Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
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Management experience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HRDept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
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HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc

2003 NISSAN ALTIMA, $10,000 low
mileage. 773-4608. 3:15p
1978 DRAG RACE CAR: Omega, looks
like Nova, less motor, $5,500. Cell
581-4319 in Zolfo. 3:15p
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars! 735-
0838. 3:1-29p

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr.. Broker

20 acres in Sweetwater area. Deep well. Great area for horses or cows.
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in nice quiet neighborhood. Stone fireplace,
solid wood cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Large detached garage with shop area
and loft storage. Asking only $295,000!
BRIARWOOD LOT! Ready to build! $45,000
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres. $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge Quonset.
Asking $416,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesites.
Starting at $99,000.
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
17 acre grove.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile. Soon to be annexed, rezoned to
single family with Developers Agreement. $20,000 per acre.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. Valencias sold for $2.50/lb. $4,900,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


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Peeples Ln. Fenced on 3 sides, acs. has dble paved road frontage.
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cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle pens, Call today for full details. 320,000!
fencing and ponds. Unique 5 BR, 5 10 ac. Valencia grove on SR 62 has
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of Calyx. Apply in person, 501 N. 7th
Ave., Wauchula. 3:8-4:5p

Nursery Irrigation Technician
Experience helpful but not necessary. Will train, bilingual a
plus. Must be observant and willing to work outside in all
weather-conditions. Apply at Buckhorn Nursery
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Qualified Applicants please,
stop by 955 Altman Road, Wauchula to fill out an
application or call (863) 767-6006. 3:15,p

Payroll Clerk/Human Resources Clerk
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for a full time payroll/human resources clerk. You must be
at least.19 years of age, have a high school diploma or
equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or a misde-
meanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, and pass a drug
test. Experience preferred.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office,, 900 E. Summit St.,...Wauchula, FL. If other
arrangements are necessary, pall (863) 773-0304 ext. 214.
Applications must be returned by iMa)oh 20, 2007. EOE

220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144- Jason Johnson
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MLS 193230
Price Reduced! Paradise On The
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$67,500 MLS 191814
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New Listing-3BUR2BA MH on
.46 acres located in Charlie Creek
Mobile Estates. Listed Price
$80,000 MLS 192339
We have 3 homes available for
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Commercial locations to meet
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5 and 10 acre tracts of vacant land
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The Real Estate Market is changing! We have gone from a
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Full Time $22,36000 Part Time $1000 hr.
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for part time and full time Telecommunication Specialists.
You must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school
diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony or
a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test and work shifts. Applications may be obtained and
returned at the Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are necessary, call
863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE

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Apply in person, 116 N. 4th Ave. 3:15c
Employment opportunity may be
available once training is completed.
Mail resume in confidence to: PO. Box
573, Fort Meade, FL 33841. 3:8-29c
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc

4 BR/2 BA, 2,000 sq. ft., 1.25 acres,
huge kitchen & master suite. Priced
well below appraised value, $164,000.
(863) 767-1054. 3:15-4:12p
1220 STENSTROM, brand new, execu-
tive home, 3 BR, 2B, tons of extras,
$274,900. Carol's Realty 863-412-
8932, 941-627-2769. 3:15tfc
3 BR / 2 B MH in Charlie Creek,
$59,900. Carol's Realty (863) 412-
8932 or (941) 627-2769. 3:8tfc
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfview, $134,900.
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DeSoto County Properties
5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
80 acres, Brownville Area
Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre


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Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat Ats $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
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Next to Lowes & across
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inch cut, like new, $350. 735-0969 or
863-245-0334. 3:15-22p
2007 FRANKLIN TRAVEL trailer, 32 ft.
long, like new, one slide out, $20,000.
352-206-5126. 3:15-22p
2"X2: BOCK HITCH w/torsion bars &
Resse sway control, $35, Lot 200,
Wagon Wheel Park. 3:15p

colors of blue, tan, rose, perfect cord
edition, $100. 781-1105. 3:15i
4 SODA COOLERS, $150 each. 37S9
2270. 3:156
days a week, lots of new and useQ
items, 4709 N. Central Ave., BG. 375
2270. 3:154

'13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
*2BR/1 BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & 10th. $82,500
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
*MH in Charlie Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate 863.245.2972


402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

3B/2Bth, C/B home built in 2000; automatic lawn
sprinklers; well maintained inside and out. Make your
appointment today! $175,000
EASTERN HARDEE 5 acres fenced and cross
fenced and 4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square feet; built in
1998; large pole barn. $170,000
NEW LISTING! 3B/1Bih, CB home with screened
lanai; attached garage plus separate garage; large,
corner lot. $175,000
SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor plan;
large master bedroom with spacious closets, screened,
ceramic tile floored lanai. $220,000
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
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
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
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
home located on golf course! Newly constructed C/B
Stucco home with 3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings
with upgraded light fixtures, split bedroom plan, ele-
gant master bath, bonus room with built-in cabinets
and sink, lovely landscaping. $299,500
COZY COTTAGE perfect for singles! 1B/1Bth
located in very convenient area; lot is approx. one acre
and fenced; new stove, water heater and roof! $69,500

House and 5 Acres! $200,000


BERT, G.R.I., Broker
S JOHNSON.............773-9743

Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038

MichaelAdams ,
in 1990, situated on 5 acres in an excellent area, modern
kitchen, tiled floors, 24x36 concrete floored workshop!
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW
Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
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
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-made
lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pasture; prop-
erty has been divided into 5 and 10 acre tracts; two 2"
wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre tracts $16,000
per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per acre
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
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
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

ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255



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


An Independently Owned and Operated Member ol Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation

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


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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
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
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.
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.

INVEST IN 2007. Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on
Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build your 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
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.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
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
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.

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

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We will get you financed!

Just call Ruthy

(863) 767-1362

(863) 245-1112 (cell)

Ruthy Crespo

Latino's Mortgage Service Inc.
710 N. Florida Avenue

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Experienced Steel
Plate & Structural
Auto Cad 2007
3-6 months temp.

140 FARMALL TRACTOR and 1990
motor home, 43,000 miles. 781-9626.
LIGHT POLE WITH brand new electric
box, $350; 30 gallon hot water heater,
. $50. 735-1087. 3:15p
ELECTRIC RANGE, $75; refrigerator,
$75; dining table/4 chairs, $100 OBO.
767-0443. 3:15p
TURBO BIKE RACK for two bikes,
$50; Roadmaster Falcon tow bar, $!50.
773-9420. 3:15p

DW MH in Charlie Creek 3/2, $59,000.
Carol's Realty 863-412-8932 or 941-
627-2769. 3:15tfc
PRICED TO SELL! 4 acres, single
wide, 2/2, 960 living, $87,000. 863-
781-2541. 3:15p
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.

HAPPY JACK Sardex I: the odor-
less and greaseless way to treat
mange on dogs. Use indoors! TSC
Stores 773-3456. (
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.


Tree Trimming
Pressure Washing
Licensed & Insured

Owner Chris Altieri
(863) 781-2869
(863) 307-4816

Owner Lyle Rickett
(863) 832-2082
(863) 735-0608

Free Estimates
Bucket Truck Work

Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $125,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
er! $324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins.
Fine producer with creekfront $625,000. Call David @
Mark Manuel
863-781-0384 (cell)
www wgsandervralsPtatenf m


For space reservations, call
Bowling Green Flea Market

Hwy 17 cl10:12fc

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

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Service Support Assistant
Provide program support to the Center Coordinator and core staff.
Assist with documenting and communicating RCMA's family and
child development activities. High ethical standards and discre-
tionary judgment are essential for maintaining confidentiality of
information pertaining to staff, families and children.
Encourage parents to participate in various center activities.
Involvement with local agencies. Assist with recruitment, enroll-
ment, and placement of children. Assist other staff with docu-
menting services and activities. Must have good people skills.
* High school diploma or GED
* Valid Florida drivers license in good standing order
* Reliable transportation
* Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
* Good verbal, comprehension and writing skills
* Must be able to work flexible hours, possibly some evening
work, and do some traveling
* Experience with computers. Knowledge of Microsoft Word,
Excel and Publisher. Basic knowledge office equipment
Please apply with:
Beatrice Juarez at the Bowling Green Child Development Center
4315 Chester Street Bowling Green, FL 33834 by March 23, 2007
RCMA is Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or dis-

$!25; 1 male, $100, bik & white;1 year
old male free to great home! 767-0306
or 245-9638. 3:15p
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.

strawberries, Saturday, March 17, 8-4.
4 qts/$1. Bring containers. Closed
Sunday and Monday. North on
Highway 39 west on 674 to west end
of Grange Hall Loop Rd, south, 1/2
mile on right. 813-634-1162. 3:15p
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc

I a Florida
Ranch & Groencal



Cell (863) 528-2977
-- RE MAX Paramount Properties
Member of Mid-Florida MLS, EPCAR & NAR

Wauchula This Lovely Spacious Home offers, 3 BDRM
/2BA, Living RM & Dining Combo. Large eat-In Kitchen,
Family Room, Inside Utility w/ abundance if storage. Bonus
Area and 2 Car Garage all on a beautiful lot.
Call Carol at 863-528-2977
1 950 First St. S., Suite 101, Winter Haven
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated 3:1p

Country Manor Apartments
315 State Road 62
Bowling Green, Florida 33834

La.. -- '

We have 2 apartments available now you must see!

They are both 1 bedroom and 1 bath.
690 Sq. Ft.
They come with dishwasher, disposal, W/D Hook-ups,
refrigerator,, stove, cable hook-up ready,
fitness center, clubhouse, etc...

!!!!! FREE RENT For the 1st Month !!!!!
(For those who qualify)

Ask for Crystal
Country Manor Apartments
(863) 773-6640 or fax us at (863) 773-6679.
Monday through Friday 10:00 to 6:00
cl3:8,15c Equal Housing Opportunity

Sff Jason Johnson has been a resident of
4 Hardee County for over 20 years, gradu-
i. ; eating from Hardee Senior High School in
1996. Jason attended South Florida
Community College before joining the
S"' army where he served for 10 years.

Jason is now active in the National
Guard and is coaching
Minor League Baseball.

We are excited to have Jason on our
team at Flores & Flores, Inc. Realtors.
He is already contributing to our com-
munity and nation and we feel he will
make a success in the Real Estate Field.
We invite his family and friends to give
him a big boost in this new venture.


L I,

SJason Johnson

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March 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B


a -
15 ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $300,000. Quality Realty &
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.
5 ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $100,000. Quality Realty &
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.

Fill Dirt
Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490

QUAINT HOME 2BR/1 Bath, great con-
dition, A/C, carpet, good neighbor-
hood, $76,900 OBO. 863-453-9584.
Wauchula, lot size 160x90 approx., 1
block off of Hwy. 17 South, excellent
location. Call 863-781-4529, $129,000,
make offer. 3:8tfc





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co1:5sc Mobile: (941) 456-6507

SrAlr IN4G se~VfcES INC-,
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


DON'T MISS THIS! 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.
67 AC Can be broken down creatively to a homesite. Beautiful woods and
pasture. Fenced and cross fenced. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best Western
and Projected growth area. ACCESS TO PEACE RIVER $15,000 per ac.
WHAT A BEAUTY! Nice 4BR/2.5 BA Colonial CB Home. 2596' under air
sitting on 2.3 wooded acres. Custom built. Granite counter tops, crown
moulding on 10' ceilings through out. Back yard fenced $389,900.
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.
2 Acre tracts availahlo in a deed restricted community. $48,500.


Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation *
SDirt Hauling / Grade Work *
SCitrus Tree Removal *
Site Prep *

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We do it for LE$$!
Chrome Wheels Brand Name Tire;
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10 ACRES FOR SALE by owner, paved
road frontage. 863-781-1469 863-,
735-1668. 3:1-29p
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 2:15-3:15p

TOWMASTER II tow bar with car
frame, good condition, will tow any
size car, $300; Turbo bike rack carrels
2 full size bikes, mounts on vehicle
receiver, $35.863-832-0547. 3:15p

room, carport, landscaped yard in all
age community, two swimming pools,
spa, weight room, three public
restroom with showers, fishing pond,
shuffleboard, tons of activities, ice
cream and food socials, very friendly
people, $10,500. Frostproof. $185 lot
rent. 863-224-4259. 3:15-22p

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

Austin Growers has an

opening for an accountant
Must have experience in A/P, A/R, payroll, have the ability to
multitask, Quickbooks experience and have excellent references.
FT or PT, flexible schedule is available!
Bring resume to 1329 US Hwy 17 N in
Wauchula or call 773-4450 for appointment

Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following position:
SDirect Support Staff
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941
for more information.

-S 4 &A


Bo Espino
Auto Technician

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

March Special
Free pickup of your vehicle within
5 miles of our shop for auto repairs.

Mike Adcox
Auto Technician

WE Pay CasH



Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460

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Topsy See

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. $170,000. $164,900.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
New Listing: 5 building lots in Bowling Green. 2 lots .94 acre $28,000 each.
3 lots 1/3 acre $15,000 each. Very good location.
10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs com-
plete remodeling inside. $220,000.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
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.
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!
11 Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 ci3:15c

1 & 2 BEDROOM mobile homes from
$400/month and up plus deposit, no
pets, quiet family park, close to ele-.
mentary schools in Wauchula. Call
today 863-698-4910. 2:22-3:22p
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
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

Wednesday night at.6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
Call Alchoholics Anonymous In
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
For complete well, sales, service arnd
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardeo
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number. ,

Driver and Maintenance Delivery Truck
for ornamental nursery.
Apply at: Peace River Growers
3521 N. Nursery Road
EOE Zolfo Springs, FL c,3:8..,1

Const-rtuctionx Corp-

General Contractor .
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-7.73-9865

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

Turbo Motor Oil
$1.49 qt

*306 N 6th Ave.
S- Wauchula

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


0 Interest and 0 Finance Charges
Open 7 Days a Week -T

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U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

Dan Hill

For the
best deals
all year

Towing Service

* 24 Hour Service
* Lowest Possible Rates
* Fast, Reliable Service
(863) 781-3090 or (863)

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JIM'S PAINTING house and mobile
home repair, interior and exterior,
licensed and insured, free estimates.
767-9650. 3:15-4:12p
LAWN SERVICE Quality work, com-
mercial/residential, lic. & ins., also
landscaping and yard clean-ups. 863-
873-9696. 3:15-4:12p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk cars,
old 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.- 3:1-29p

my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.

PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375. 6:15-10:26p

2 Nice Building Lots. Excellent location
in downtown historic Wauchula. Zero
lot line (HC-1 Zoning). Behind
Woman's Club on Palmetto. Only
$46,900 for both. Reduced for quick
sale. Call Mark at 863-899-1714 or
Mid-Florida Realty 773-0300. 3:15-4:5c

nights, weekends. 781-3038 or 773-
3052. 2:22-3:22p
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 2:22-3:22p
Martin @ 781-3141. 3:8-4:5p
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RRO50181. 1:25-3:29p
insured, free estimates, commercial,
residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p

and baby items, household items.
863-781-6482. 3:15p

SATURDAY 8:00 ? Oasis RV Park,
corner of Schoolhouse Rd. & 66.
YARD SALE Washer and dryer,
upright freezer, whirlpool tub, dining
table, china cabinet, dishes, women
clothes, TVs, DVD players, small
appliances, and more. 479 State Road
64 East at Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs. Saturday Only 7 a.m. 2
p.m. 3:15p
SAT. SUN., 5018 Willow Ave., BG.
Avon Collectables, household items,
clothing. 3:15p
Merle Langford Road, Zolfo Springs.
Fri. & Sat., 8-? 3:15p
ESTATE SALE different items, 415
Heardbridge Rd. Friday only. 3:15p'
3080 GOLFVIEW DRIVE, Friday, every-
thing must go. 3:15p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 772 Polk Rd.

Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay "
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Mode Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24hr. toll free
S You HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.
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Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
S*1 Phone (863) 781-9720
ilesQearthlink net

Saturday, 7 a.m. 3 p.m., 514 Monore
St., BG. 3:15p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 1751 Star Ave.,
Wauchula Hills. Two family sale! 3:15p
2970 MANUEL RD., Bowling Green,
turn right on College Hill Rd. off of
Hwy. 62, turn left on Manuel Rd., 8-12
Friday only. Lots of stuff. 3:15p
Lake Village, Saturday, 9 a.m. til noon.
FRIDAY SATURDAY everyone wel-
come! Furniture, clothes. Corner of
Mason-Dixon & Lyn Street, Bowling
Green. 3:15p
2 FAMILY SALE Friday, Saturday, 8-1,
906 West Alabama, Wauchula. 3:15p
BIG SALE Friday, Saturday, 3208
Perdue Road, east of Lake Dale
Church. 3:15p
FRFDAY SATURDAY, 9-?, 2-family,
1132 Downing Circle, Wauchula.
FRI. &SAT., 409 S. 10th AVE.,
Wauchula. 7-2. 3:15p
SAT., 9-3, 1611 Dena Circle, Golfview,
furniture, kitchenware, videos, misc.

3 FAMILYS iarie Ln. off Hwy. 66.
Makita circular sawv 2-55 gal rain bar-
rels, bicycles, lawnmowers, books,
misc, 9-?, Fri. & Sat. 3:15p
LARGE SALE Sat., 803 Stenstrom
Rd., furniture, clothes, movies, CDs,
hardware, lots of miscellaneous.
SATURDAY 8 a.m., 1436 Lsa Dr.,
Wauchula. Marble spa, framed art,
home deco, clothing. 3:15p
MULTI-FAMILY 1676 Paula Drive in
Golfview Estates, Saturday, 8-12
noon, items include bunkbeds, baby
furniture and clothes, Boyds Bears
collectables, toys and much more.
SATURDAY 303 N. 10th, Wauchula.
Lots of everything! 3:15p.
SATURDAY 8-?, 219 Georgetown
Loop. Trampoline, chairs, desk, bike,
more. 3:15p
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

Letter To The Editor

Freda Douglas Says 'Hello'

From New Alabama Home


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Dear Editor:
Hi from "the hills of Alabama!"
Just wanted you to know I am
well situated in a delightful handi-
cap-accessible apartment built just
for me by my adoptive family. I go
out on my enclosed porch each
morning to say good morning to the
The weather here, although cold
when I arrived the first week in
February, has warmed up comfort-
ably. When we took a scenic sight-
seeing tour after church the coun-
tryside was alive with daffodils,
forsythia, and flowering pear trees.
I have finished my second book,
a family-oriented work of fiction,
since I have been here. My next
book is going to be memoirs of a
Hardee County old-timer as he
spoke it into my tape recorder. He
is up in years. I just hope I didn't
wait too long to ask him to do this
for me.

It pays to advertise in
your Hometown
We are saving this
space just for
The Herald-Advocate
115 S. 7th Ave.

I am writing a column "Write
Queen Writes" which will be sent
out by email to those who request
it. You can do that by email to fred-, including your
first name (required), last name
(optional), email address and tele-
phone number with area code.
I have friends on Diana Avenue
(you know who you are) whose
contact information I lost. I thinkof
him and his mother each time I see
the gift he made for me and would
appreciate if they would get in
touch with me.
My mailing address is P.O. Box
155, Eva, AL 35621. My phone
number is 256-796-0651, and my
email address is gloryb2u@freda-
Remember God loves you and so

Freda Douglas
Eva, Ala.

March 17
Peace River Park on #64
3049 Edwards Peace Dr.
15' canoe, cabinet sewing
machine, golf clubs, dog
bed, folding chairs, dishes,
pots & pans, blender,
books, old magazines and

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Fax Service
Translation of Documents
Immigration Services
Notary Public
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Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available

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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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Rabbit Show.

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Exhibitor: Kalan Royal $4.25
Buyer: Crown Ford

Bridgett Conley won Reserve Champion in the-Rabbit Show for
her Holland Lop.


Exhibitor: Shelby Albritton
Buyer: Kelly Durrance Livestock Hauling

; top by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
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I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
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Savannah Hunt won won Best of Show and Champion Bantam
in the junior division at the Poultry Show. She also took first
place in showmanship. She showed Creole Old English

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Exhibitor: MATTHEW CHAPMAN $3.75
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Kaitlyn Shaw

Buyer: Wauchula Abstract & Title

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Victor Aleman won first place in showmanship in the mini divi-
sion at the Poultry Show for his black Cochin Bantam pullet.

Exhibitor: Eddie Hunt $2,100

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Exibitor: D.R. Harris Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Parker Farms

Exibitor: Dalton Farr Sale Price: $4.25 Exibitor: Mandy Cornelius Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton Buyer: Wauchula State Bank

Exibitor: Kaylyn Stevenson Sale Price: $3.25 Exibitor: Keller Braxton Sale Price: $3.25 Exibitor: Dale Bucy Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: F.L. Revell Ranch Buyer: Pete's Pharmacy Buyer: Mosaic

Exibitor' Kramer Royal
Buyer: L. Cobb

Sale Price: $3.50

Exibitor: Caleb Reas Sale
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer

Price: $3.25

Exibitor: Blake Stagg Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Groves & Ranch

Exibitor: Kyle Parrish Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Chapman Fruit Co.

Exibitor: Dalton Reas Sale Price:
Buyer: Attachment Solutions, LLC

$4.00 Exibitor: J.C. Richardson Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Coker Fuel

Sale Price: $3.25 Exibitor: Jacob Lowe Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Veg King

Exibitor: Shelby Durrance Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Doyle Carlton III

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Exibitor: Jocelyn Skipper
Buyer: FINR

Buyer: Hardee Petroleum

Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Kaitlyn Laker Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Vandolah Power

Exibitor: Kara Keen Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Sweetbay

Exibitor: Brooke Conley Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: English Chevrolet

Exibitor: Emily Adams Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Crown Ford

Exibitor: Farrah Muntz
Buyer: T.K. Dairy

Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Kole Robertson Sale Price: $4.75
Buyer: Robertson Farms

Exibitor: Carleigh Coleman Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Mosaic

Exibitor: Danielle Smith Sale Price: $7.00
Buyer: Susan Smith

Exibitor: Murrell Winter Sale Price: $7.00
Buyer: Cat's Corner

Exibitor: Dana Terrell Sale Price: $5.25
Buyer: RGC Properties

Exibitor: Cleston Sanders Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting

Exibitor: Dillon Rabon Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Lonestar Construction

*Exibitor: Kristen Cumbee Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Farm Bureau

Exibitor: Justin Hines Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit Co.

Exibitor: Ashlee Abbott Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Rimes & Son Inc.

Exibitor: Wyatt Kofke Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Groves & Ranch

Exibitor: Kelly Jo Smith Sale Price: $5.00 Exibitor: Leah Weeks Sale Price: $6.25
Buyer: Mosaic Buyer: FINR

Exibitor: Greg Aleman Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank

March 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C

Exibitor: Daniel Miller Sale Price: $5.25
Buyer: Walter Farr

Exibitor: Tara McNabb Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Jr. G&R

Exibitor: Jana Cannon Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Dan & Linda Smith

Exibitor: Bayleigh Pierstorff Sale Price: $4.75
Buyer: CF Industries

Exibitor: John Miller Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Coldwell Banker

Exibitor: Doyle H. Collom
Buyer: Crown

Sale Price: $3.50

Exibitor: Tyler Cloud Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Rimes & Son/Doyle Carlton III

Exibitor: Korin Roehm Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: Gloria Jean Massage

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Exibitor: Rayna Parks Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer. Whistnazki Farms

Exibitor: Bailey Knight
Buyer: FINR

Sale Price: $7.75

Buyer: D3 Farms

Exibitor: Katie Rogers
Buyer: TECo

Ixioitor: Amanaa McNaDao ale Prnce: $4.
Buyer: State Farm (Singletary)

Exibitor: Brandi Westberry Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: 1st National Bank

Exibitor: Kody Porter Sale Price: $4.25
Buyer: CF Industries

Exibitor: Kyndall Robertson Sale Price: $5.20
Buyer: Alachuwa Farms

Buyer: Mosaic

Exibitor: Lance McCrary Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Pettaway Grove Service

Exibitor: Lola Rivera Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Structured Lawn Care

Exibitor: Brian Yake Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: CF Industries

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Come Blow Your Horn
A Neil Simon Comedy
from Samuel French, Inc.

Wauchula City Hall Auditorium
225 E. Main St. Wauchula

Friday March 16 & March 23 at 7:30
Saturday March 17 & March 24 at 7:30
Doors open at 6:30
Sunday March 18 & March 25 at 2:30
Doors open at 1:30

Tickets $10 available at the door
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Exibitor: Kimberly Perry Sa
Buyer: Jay Bellflower

ia Daniels
Buyer: Mosaic

Buyer: Sweetbay

Exibitor: Stephanie Perry Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Cantu Apiaires

Exibitor: Andrew Hunt Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Vandolah Power

Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply

Exibitor: Matthew Ham Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Jack See Construction

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Exibitor: Juliann Davis Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Groves

Exibitor: 4-H Foundation Sale Price: $5.75
Buyer: Big T Tire

Exibitor: Blake Farrer Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: State Farm (Singletary)

Exibitor: Chelsey Lynn Steedley Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: English Chevrolet

Exibitor: Joel Garland
SBuyer: Mosaic

Sale Price: $4.50

Exibitor: Clay McNabb Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Larry Davis Citrus & Harvest

Exibitor: John Roberts Sale Price: $4.
Buyer: Walter Farr Groves

Exibitor: David Williams sale nrce: $../O
Buyer: Parker Farms

Exibitor: Richard D. Pippin Jr. Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Vision Ace Hardware

Exibitor: Dalton Hewett Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: D&S Cattle Co.

Exibitor: Will Bennett Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Farm Credit

Exibitor: Marisa Shivers ~ale 'rice: 53.75
Buyer: JLC Harvesting

Exibitor: Dalton Rabon Si
Buyer: Steve Palmer

Exibitor: Tanner Gough Sale Price: $7.00 Exibitor: Kaleb C. Bryant Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Gene Field's Drainage Buyer: CF Industries

Exibitor: Grayson Lambert Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton

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Exibitor: Aaron River Brown Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Bagwell Lumber

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Exibitor: Justin Rickett Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Walter Farr

Exibitor: Dalton Bryant Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CF Industries

Exibitor: Joshua Rickett Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Bagwell Lumber

Exibitor: Jeremy D. Rowe Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Vandolah Power

KiuiIOr: cmily noDrlron
Buyer: Mosaic

Exibitor: Dillard Albritton Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Graham Farms

Exibitor: Tyler Robertson S
Buyer: Dirtmasters

Exibitor: Jimmy Sasser Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Cooper's Wayside Flowers

Exibitor: Kailah White Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Veg King

Exibitor: William Crawford Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Hal's Gun Shop & Archery

Exibitor: Savannah Miller Sale Price: $5.001
Buyer: CF Industries

Exibitor: Elisabeth Ragan Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Johnson Grove & Farms

Exibitor: Rebeka Rain Brown Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Field's Equipment

Exibitor: Molly nugnes Saie -nrce: o.uu
Buyer: Steve Palmer

Exibitor: Jake Crews Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Cat's Corner

Exibitor: Meghan Graham Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Hardee Livestock Market

txiDitor: unelsea wallace Sale Price:
Buyer: Conley Grove Service

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Exibitor: Donnie Williams Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Parker Farms


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Courthouse Report^

The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
buddy N. Newton, 19, Zolfo
Springs, and Rachelle Lynn Craw-
ford, 16, Zolfo Springs.
Luis Luciano Torres, 25, Waru-
chula, and Gabriela Cabrera Perez,
30, Wauchula.
Juan I. Castillo, 20, Ona, and
Gladys Rodriguez, 16, Ona.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Ascencion Vasquez, judgment.
'Wauchula Garden Apartments vs.
Diane Radant, stipulated settlement
:Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Kimberly Ann Alderman,
:Capital One FSB vs. Ata M.
Mohamad, default judgment.
-Bernice Lane vs. Cherlene
Carlton, default judgment.
:Beneficial Finance Inc. vs. Arnell
R. Waldron, dismissed.

'The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Rafael Ramon Duarte Cantu, bat-
tery, 10 days in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), $667 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
Alejandro Estrada, disorderly
intoxication, five days CTS, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Leroy Fender Jr., possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, 60 days CTS, $315
fine and court cost, $100 public
defender fees.
Cipriano Flores, disorderly intox-
ication, $410 fine and court costs.
Aaron Matthew Fuston, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Juan Carlos Gomez, battery, car-
rying a concealed weapon and
resisting arrest without force, time
served, probation six months, no
contact with victim, $667 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
Alejandro L. Guillen, trespass
other than structure, $315 fine and
court costs.
Jose Guillen-Hernandez, trespass
other than structure, $315 fine and
court costs.
Nicolas Hernandez, trespass other
Than structure and disorderly intoxi-
Cation, time served, $315 fine and
cpurt costs, $100 public defender
'German Herrera, disorderly in-
tbxication, adjudication. withheld,
five days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
. Charles Lanier Johnson, posses-
sion of marijuana, and loitering and
growling, 30 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees.
Manuel Landaverde, trespass
other than structure, $315 fine and
court costs.
Elfego Landaverde, trespass other
than structure, $315 fine and court
Rebecca Marin Leyva, making a

false report to law enforcement,
$315 fine and court costs.
Victor Manuel Martinez, petit
theft and resisting a merchant, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $55.45
Benjamin Method, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, five days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Miguel Muntejo Perez, assault on
a law enforcement officer, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Jose Ramirez, resisting arrest
without force, time served, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Allen R. Barfield, trespass other
than structure, dismissed.
Kyle R. Barfield, trespass other
than structure, dismissed.
Joseph Fleurimond, criminal
mischief, $390 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $747.36
Marcus Darrel Hodges, posses-
sion of marijuana and resisting
arrest without violence, adjudica-
tion withheld, 12 months probation,
drug abuse evaluation, no contact
with victim, $330 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs, $300
Jesus Felix Medrano, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 investigative
Kathy Lynn Stephens, two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, time served, $315 fine
and court costs.
Ariel Vallejo, resisting an officer
without violent force, probation six
months, $315 fine and court costs,
$60 investigative costs, 10 hours
community service; disorderly
intoxication, not prosecuted.
Julio Ocampo Vargas, resisting
arrest without violence and two
counts criminal mischief, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation one year
(concurrent with South Carolina
sentence), alcohol abuse evalua-
tion, $315 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs; loitering and
prowling, and possession of alco-
hol under 21, not prosecuted.
Brian Sambrano, possession of
alcohol under 21 and trespass, time
served, $420 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Cynthia Anne Torres, possession
of drug paraphernalia, probation
six months, drug abuse evaluation,
$315. fine and court costs. ,
Jesus Ventura, resisting arrest
without violence, adjudication
withheld, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Ronald Jerome Romeo Jr., three
counts driving while license sus-
pended (DWLS), 30 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs on first
count, $330 fine and court costs on

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aceptarin solicitudes para grandes proyectos que proven desarrollo
econ6mico y de infraestructura dentro de las fronteras geogrdficas del
Condado de Hardee. Las autoridades situardn solicitudes hasta el punto
de estimar un program de fondos disponibles basados en el criteria
relacionado a la capacidad administrative, beneficios piblicos, econ6micos
y de uso publico. Las solicitudes y la Guia del Programa estin disponibles
en la Oficina de los Comisionados del Condado de Hardee, ubicada en el
412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, FL 33873; Telefono: 863-
773-9430; Fax: 863-773-0958; Correo electr6nico: bcc(
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2007, de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Favor de Notar: El sitio de los negocios
beneficiados por consideraci6n de estos fondos debe ser localizado
completamente dentro del Condado de Hardee. Para ms informaci6n, por
favor Ilame al 863.773.9430.

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counts two and three, $100 public
defender fees.
Shannon Martin Lamaster,
DWLS, adjudication withheld, time
served, $330 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Terry L. Redden, DWLS and
attaching tag not assigned, adjudi-
cation withheld, time served, $205
court costs on first charge, $115
court costs on second.
Arturo Abarcanava, DUI, time
served, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation, $622.50 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$60 investigative costs; DWLS and
using license from another state
while suspended, adjudication
withheld, sentence concurrent;
reckless driving, 60 days CTS.
Dustin R. Baine, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, 10 days in jail -
suspended if obtain valid license,
$330 fine and court costs, $60 pro-
bation fee.
John David Mayer Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
Daniel Garza, DWLS, adjudica-
tion withheld, 10 days suspend-
ed, $330 fine and court costs.
Ginger Gallegos, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, 30 days sus-
pended, $100 public defender fees,
$60 investigative costs.
Henry Otis Kersey, two counts
DUI, two counts refusal to submit
to DUI tests and DWLS, 30 days
CTS, 12 months probation, license
suspended five years, tag impound
10 days, multiple-offender DUI
school, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or drugs,
$885 fine and court costs on first
DUI charge, $1,410 on second,
$100 public defender fees, $50
investigative costs.
Jonathan Eugene Reed, DWLS
and no registration certificate, adju-
dication withheld, $435 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender

The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Elizabeth Purser vs. Jimmy Dale
Purser Jr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Reyes Jaimes Lopez vs. Michelle
Lopez, petition for injunction for
Bank of New York as trustee vs.
William R. Goss et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Brittney Bennett vs. Melissa
Lemay, petition for injunction for
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Travis J. Kilpatrick, dam-
Erin E. Valencia vs. Hector Jose
Aldana, petition for injunction for
Elihpreph LTD vs. Crow Land
Surveying et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Jesus Reyna vs. Jaime Figueroa,
petition for mortgage foreclosure.
Vicky Bell Adams and Lawrence
A. Adams, divorce.
Adam Ryan Crawford and Kelli
Michelle Crawford, divorce.
Kristen Rene Welch vs. Jessie
Aguilar Jr., petition for injunction
for protection.

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The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Odelia Ybarra and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Leonardo Garcia, voluntary dis-
missal of petition for child support.
Santana Marie Rodriguez and
Juvenal Marin Garcia, divorce.
Susan L. Lopez and DOR vs.
Rojelio Rivera, amend child sup-
port account.
Jeannie Y. Mitchell and DOR vs.
John R. Mitchell II, amend child
support account.
Juanita Aleman and DOR vs.
Sylvia Morales, amend child sup-
port account.
Mark A. Sneider and Karen E.
Sneider, divorce.
Linda Ray vs. James R. Dawes,
child support account closed.
Florida Institute for Neruologic
Rehabilitation vs. James Duncan et
al, dismissed.
Angie E. Vasquez and DOR vs.
Marcelino D. Vasquez, voluntary
dismissal of petition for child sup-
Sandra G. Love Angel and
Michael L. Angel, divorce.
Nan D. Howerton and DOR vs.
Edward Ayers, child support case
Harlan Hans Bass Jr. and
Holliday Doris Joyce Bass,
Jeffrey Steven Surrency and
Kimiberly Rose Surrency, divorce.
Gregory Perry vs. Marvin Cook,
injunction for protection.
Kendra Lyman vs. Thomas Cox,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
Linda Ray and DOR vs. Mary
Katherine Roy, voluntary dismissal
of petition for child support.
Linda D. Sandoval vs. Manuel T.
Alvarez Jr., injunction for protec-
Michelle Vermilye vs. William
Clinton Vermilye, order terminat-
ing child support.
Shelia Hash vs. William
Baucom, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.

Rosa Baustista and DOR vs.
Ruben Baustista, child support stip-
ulation approved.
Joya Birge and DOR vs. Timothy
McLeod, modification of child sup-
Sandra Valerio o/b/o minor child
vs. Eduardo David Castillo, injunc-
tion for protection.
Leigh Bersell Thomas and
Carolyn L. Thomas, divorce.
Guadalupe Sanchez and DOR vs.
Justino Macedo, child support
account amended.
Dahlia Lynn Baker and DOR vs.
Timothy Joe Baker, child support
account amended.
Kimberly Elam and DOR vs.
William McClenithan, modifica-
tion of child support.
Victor Parker vs. Capt. Bell et al,
inmate petition for review dis-
Alicia Villarreal and DOR vs.
Gilbert Luna, child support can-
celled, arrears to be set.
Belinda Karnes and DOR vs.
Terry Franko, child support termi-
Marie Nester and DOR vs. Jack
E. Kerns, child support transferred
to West Virginia.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
Ramanda Evans and DOR vs.
Jonathan Ezaerl Benson.
Keshia Mashun Gibson and DOR
vs. Jerrick Lamar Brown.
Rochenel Enelus and DOR vs.
Alice M. Southward.
Krista L. Rucker and DOR vs.
Frederick E. Hansen.
Billie J. Goodwin and DOR vs.
Bobby D. Willis.
Michelle L. Parker and DOR vs.
Richard Smith.
Roselia Gutierrez Munoz and
DOR vs. Guadalupe Gutierrez.
Isabel C. Izaguirre and DOR vs.
Jennifer Hurtado.
Kerissa L. Rivers and DOR vs.
Nathaniel Maybell.
Mary M. Hernandez and DOR
vs. Joseph Hernandez.
Yolanda Hernandez and DOR vs.
Gabino B. Hernandez.

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e Disposal Health Care Dishwas
c Tile Fitness Center Resident
Window Sills Washer & Dryer Hook ups Commur
STreatments Playground Library
SLaundry Room on site
aves Computer Room
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Betty S. Avilez and DOR vs.
Katina A. Avilez Delgado.
Brandy R. Boney and DOR vs.
Brian L. Boney.
Margarita M. Borjas and DOR
vs. Jesus E. Perez.
State Department of Children
and Families and DOR vs. Jennie
M. Smith.
Kathy J. Lee and DOR vs.'Willie
J. Lee.
Camilia Luna and DOR vs.
Arturo J. Valdez..
Latoya S. Tucker and DOR vs.
Karonga T. Davis.

There was no felony criminal
court last week due to the judge's

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Owen and Elmer G. Faulk to
Cruz C. Lara, $23,000.
John Ralph Raines as trustee to
Henry J. Kuhlman as trustee,
Katrina Blandin to First Mission-
ary Baptist Church, $17,000.
Shontag Parnell LTD and
Edward Stanley Schontag Jr to
George D.N. Beck and Glenn
Elliott Beck as co-trustees,
Amanda Juarez to Julio Avilo,
Billy and Janice Hill to Moises
Corona Godin'ez and Maria D.
Serrano-Rico, $89,900.
James Talmadge Albritton,
Richard M. Grice and Randall R.
Grice Jr. to Edward R. and Patricia
L. Donovan, $500,000.
Davis Bros. Inc. to Citra Lee
Partnership, $2.2 million.
Residential Funding Corp. to
Camilo and Rosa Maria Morillo,
Daniel H. and Linda M. Smith to
Margaret Ann Gilliard, $25,000.
Belinda K. and Richard R.
Howard Jr. to Klaus and Maritta
Schirow, $100,000.
Miguel and Angela Otera to
Klaus and Maritta Schirow,

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The Hardee County Economic Development Authority will accept grant applications for
projects that provide economic development and infrastructure within the geographic
boundaries of Hardee County. The Authority shall rank applications to the extent of
estimated available program funds based on criteria relating to administrative capacity,
public benefit, economic benefits, and public use.

Applications and Program Guidelines are available at the Hardee CoUnty Board of County
Commissioners Office, -412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula EL 33873; Phone:
863-773-9430; Fax: 863-773-0958; e-mail: bcc(

Applications will be accepted from May 01, 2007, through May 31, 2007, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00

Please Note: Site of benefiting business for consideration of these funds must be located
entirely within Hardee County.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430.

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Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Bateman
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition

The job of parenting is the most challenging job imaginable.
The good news is that most of today's teens are thriving. The adoles-
cents today volunteer more than ever before. They are more comfortable
and accepting of different ethnic, religious and socio-economic back-
grounds. Most teens would even say they have positive relationships with
family and friends.
Believe it or not, teens want and expect their parents to play an impor-
tant role in their lives. The key is having some guidelines as a parent to help
you feel confident and secure in your efforts in parenting teens.
Here are four practical principles, identified by experts, to follow as
you guide your teens through the risks facing them today:
1) Tune into your teen.
2) Guide your teen.
3) Respect your teen.
4) Be a good role model for your teen.
Although these sound simple and straight-forward, you might thinking,
"Well, I am doing those things, but am I really getting through to my teen
in a positive manner?"
These principles were taken from a booklet titled, "Navigating the
Teen Years." The details of what these principles look like are quite simple.
Compare yourself to this checklist and judge for yourself:
Spend time with your teen doing something he enjoys. Time is your
most valuable resource. Invest in the future.
Be positive. If you are positive about who your teen is and what he
is becoming, he will be better able to see the possibilities for himself in the
Listen to his thoughts and ideas. Communication is vitally important
to the health of any relationship, and listening is a very important part of
Acknowledge your teen's positive qualities catch him being good.
Behavior that is acknowledged with positive feedback is generally repeat-
Be clear about setting your expectations and rules in terms of observ-
able behaviors.
Remember that respect is taught best through example.
Whether you know it or not, you teach best hy the example you set.
Author Robert Fulchum stated, "Don't worry that children never listen to
you; worry that they are always watching you."
For more information or to obtain a copy of the booklet "Navigating
the Teen Years," go to or call 1-800-788-2800.

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A late-innings rally by the
Hardee junior Wildcats fell a bit
short in their only game last week.
Down 10-5, the junior 'Cats nar-
rowed the gap, but ran out of time
because of the varsity game follow-
ing the JV opener. They left runners
at second and third in an 11-8 loss
to Sebring last Tuesday evening.
Games this week were at home,
against Frostproof on Monday,
Palmetto on Tuesday and Bartow
today (Thursday). All are at 6 p.m.
Next week's Tuesday game is a 4
p.m. start in the first of two games
against visiting St. Albans from
Washington, D.C. Next Friday, the
young 'Cats are at Avon Park.
They finish the month with road
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Sebring on March 30.
In last Tuesday's afternoon home
game, Sebring picked up three runs
in the opening stanza on a hit bats-
man and three errors.
Hardee responded by tying the
game 3-3 in the home half of the
inning. With one down, Tony
Martinez was hit by a pitch. Josh
Rodgers singled and Marcus
Chancey was safe on an error. All
three crossed home plate, with a hit
by Dalton Farr and walks to Tyler
Robertson and Adam Cartwright
pushing them along.
Sebring took the lead again with
a run in the top of the second as
Cody Hoffner singled and raced
home on a Hank Brady sacrifice a
couple of plays later. It was 4-3.
Hardee couldn't get anything going
in the bottom of the third.
Sebring got hot and batted
around in the top of the third, plat-
ing five runs on a variety of hits,
errors and walks before Matt Musto
came up for the second time in the
inning and hit'a fly ball to right
field to end the mayhem.
The Streaks added a run in the
fourth inning on back-to-back sin-
gles, a walk and an error. It was 10-
Hardee worked its way back into
the game in the home half of the

fourth. With two down, a change of
pitchers actually helped the junior
'Cats. Conner Davis greeted the
new hurler with a single and
Carson Davis drew a walk. When
Martinez singled, it began a string
of scoring. Charlie Powell and
Chancey both singled before
Sebring got the third Wildcat out.
When the dust settled, Hardee had
narrowed the score to 10-7.
In the top of the fifth, Sebring put
an insurance run on the board on a
couple of walks, a single and an
error, but left the bases jammed. It
was 11-7.
Hardee hoped to pick up on scor-
ing again. Robertson led off with a
walk. With one away, Kody Porter
dropped a shot in short center field

to put two aboard. Powell went in
as a courtesy runner. On a fielder's
choice, Robertson was cut down at
Rickett drew a walk to load the,
bases. A passed ball let Powell race
home, but the third out ended the
game with Conner Davis and
Rickett left at third and second base,
respectively. The final score was
"They're better than they were
yesterday. Against a good team like,
Sebring, they hung with them and
clawed their way back, just ran out
of time," said head coach John
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The best way to succeed in life
is to act on the advice we give
to others.

From now on, ending a sentence
with a preposition is something
up with which I will not put.

If the nation's economists were
laid end to end, they would
point in all directions.


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of a permit revision [Permit
No FL0040177; PA File No. FL0040177-018-IW1S/RA] for CF Industries, Inc.'s.Hardee
Phosphate Complex II South Pasture Mine, (mailing address: CF Industries, Inc., Post
Office Box 1549, Wauchula, Florida 33873-1549), which discharges excess process.
wastewater and stormwater via Outfalls D-004 and D-005. Outfall D-004 discharges
excess process wastewater and stormwater into Shirttail Branch, which flows into Payne
Creek, then into the Peace River. Outfall D-005 discharges excess process wastewater
and stormwater into Doe Branch, which. flows into Payne Creek, then into the Peace

This permit revision only authorizes the regrading and subsequent operation, after
receipt of Department approval, of the existing sand clay mix settling areas (SCMA)
designated as I:-1 and E-2

The facility is located at 2220 Mine View Road, Bowling Green within a portion of
Sections 24 & 25, Township 33S, Range 23E in Hardee County and geographically at:

There will be a St. Patrick's
potluck and street dance on
Mountain Laurel on March 17
starting at noon; see Betty Gadsby
for details. Also, on March 24 on
Mountain Laurel, the 2nd annual
Farewell Party will be held. This
will be a potluck also. See the
Conleys, Johnsons and Frisbies for
SThe last dance of the season will
be March 24 with Doin't Rite. The
Orphan's Day State Luncheon will
be on March 31. The sign-up sheet
is in the game room.

Marilyn Masterson and Millie
Kocher split the paper special on
March 2 and Judy McBride won it
on March 5.

Canada Day started it off on
March 2 with 100 Canadians in
attendance. Sheila and Tony Smith
and Nancy and Paul Henshaw were
the hosts this year. Everyone was
asked to introduce themselves,
where they were from, how long
they had been in the park or how

Among football players and cheerleaders who participated in the Heartland Pop Warner League
last fall, 20 received special recognition at the March 3 First-Team All-Heartland banquet in Avon
Park where 1993 Sebring grad Travis Rapp was the speaker. Hardee cheerleader Brianna Albritton
joined others from Fort Meade, Lake Placid, Sebring and Avon Park in receiving recognition as
scholar athletes. Each will be submitted to the Southeast region and Pop Warner national awards
committee for consideration.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

It's kind of scary how easily I can be manipulated when somebody
.wakes me up in thenmiddle of the night. I could probably be convinced to
.rob a bank or jump off a tall building.
My kids know this about me, and take advantage of it every chance
they get. They ask me for permission to do things that I would never let
'them do were all my faculties operating properly. They also ask me to do
-'things they wouldn't do themselves.
SI have to wonder how many times they have awakened me and made
me bark like a dog or squawk like a chicken for the pure enjoyment of their
friends. I would never remember it. So, it didn't come as much of a surprise
when Jenny woke me in the middle of the night Saturday because there was
a snake in the kitchen and she wanted it gone.
I must have gone to bed hungry, because I was dreaming I was stand-
ing at the counter at McDonald's.
"Mom! Wake up!"
"Big Mac with cheese, no special sauce..." I heard myself saying.
"What?" She was standing there clutching a towel, looking harassed.
"Jenny! What is it?" I sighed, and rolled over and covered my head
.with my pillow.
"There's a snake in the kitchen!"
"What?" I sat up abruptly. "Where in the kitchen?"
"On top of the microwave!"
The key words of her report finally sank in: snake, kitchen, microwave.
I threw back the covers and wobbled my way toward the kitchen. When I
arrived there, I had to wonder if I wasn't still dreaming after all; it looked
like I was in McDonald's, as she had every light in the house blazing. Even
the refrigerator door was gaping open, spilling its light out onto the floor. I
closed it automatically.
"Are you trying to blind me?" I stood in the middle of the room, blink-
;rig, trying to focus.
"It's over there!" she pointed, from a safe location in the hallway.
I ambled over to the counter.
"Where? I don't see ..." And then I saw it, about 16 inches of the tail.
i t was the color of weak chocolate milk, with an orange stripe running the
Length of its body. It was currently working its way down between the
Counter and the stove.
S"Grab it!" she screamed, and I jumped like I'd been shot.
But because I am so easy to manipulate in such a vulnerable state, I did
exactly what I was told. I pinned the tail where it was with my bare hand.
.Only somebody who knows me well, knows how out of character such
'behavior is I don't touch snakes.
"Here!" she thrust the towel at me.
"What am I going to do with that? Give it a bath?"
"Catch it!"
"I caught it!"
"Well, don't let it go!" Yeah, right. I was holding onto that cold, scaly
iail like my very life depended on it. Then she actually started to worry
a bout my safety. "But don't let it bite you!"
Once again, I reacted to her words without thinking, by promptly let-
ting go with an ear-splitting shriek.
"Mom!" The disappointment on her face was a sight to behold. I had
failed her on so many levels that I'm not sure she even knew what they all
-Were yet.
"Oh, honey. I'm sorry."
I stared at her with sleep-puffed eyes. Another problem I'have with
Aeing abruptly awakened is that I tend to get overly emotional.,I felt tears
;Sting my eyes, because I knew she would never be able to sleep after this.
'$he would lie there and jump every time the covers brushed her skin. She
would imagine things crawling all over her. I sniffed in sympathy.
"Well, don't cry! It'll be all right. It'll probably go out the way it came
n," she offered.
"Are... are you sure?" I sniffed again.
S "Well, yeah," she sighed, letting go of her disappointment with a sin-
, ;ele exhalation. Then she went to bed, leaving me alone in the overly light-
;d kitchen. I knew she was right . knew the snake had probably already
Sound its way out of the house after this harrowing brush with a crazy
Aoman in a peach-colored nightgown.
But, just the same, I crossed the microwave off my mental list of
kitchenn appliances. People got along without them for years. No reason I
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they came to be in Crystal Lake.
Pennsylvania Day was March 3,
with approximately 50 in atten-
dance and Michigan Day was
March 4, with approximately 80 in

The hosts on March 7 were
Maxine and Carl Stromme, Don
and Jeri Plumley, Stew and Diane
Blair, Pauline McKenzie, and Bill
and Diane Burget. Paul Skinkle led
the U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker led
the Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat led the prayer. The 50/50
winners were Betty Ardis, Max and
Marian Hollingsworth, Wayne and
Linda Hubbard, Pennie and Bruce
Kendorski; and Pete and Margaret
Van Veen.

Twenty-six square dancers from
the club demonstrated the fun-filled
activity of square dancing before a
packed house of spectators at the
Pioneer Park entertainment build-
ing. The square dance -caller was
Sam Dunn. He sang the commands
and three squares of dancers
responded. It was a warm day but,
thank goodness, a 35-mph "breeze"
was blowing to cool the dancers
and audience. Beginning lessons
will be available in November
2007. Contact Gene Norris at 773-
6523 for details.

Please keep the following people
in your prayers Cam Dunbar,
Bert Levasseur, Bob Jones and Milt

Bowling Feb. 28: first, Mywin
whose team members are Sylvia
Stephen, Ted DeFous, Frances
Harris and Jerry McBride. The sec-
ond place team is Fearless Four and
Flos Boys are in third place.
Men's Golf March 1: A or B+C
or D the winners were Jack
Jacobs, Bob Kramer, Art Cathell
and Arlie Wooters.
Ladies Golf March 1: Low net
plus putts first, Aideen Dufour;
second, Charlene Baker; and third,
Nancy Morrison.
Mixed Golf March 5: orange ball
- the winning team was Brian
Kavanagh, Barb Trepanier, Art
Cathell and Gaylord Williams.
Shuffling March 6: three-game
winners were Dale Baker, Ray
Baker, Wilma Behymer, Roy
Brinker, Richard Griffith, Gary
Householder, Don Merillat, Nancy
Morrison, Al Murphy, Joe New-
man, Fran Robinson and Margaret
Van Veen.

Church service on March 4
opened with Rev. Winne leading
everyone is singing "Amazing
Grace." The offertory prayer was
by Don Merillat. Bob Wilday and
Lowell Gordon were ushers.
During the receiving of the offer-
ing, organist, Jim Bolhouse, and
pianist, Wilma Behymer, played
"Just a Closer Walk with Thee."
Nancy Morrison directed the choir
for its anthem "Had it not bee for a
Man Called Jesus," accompanied
by the pianist.
Rev. Winne chose Scripture from
Isaiah 14:12-14 as a reference for
his sermon titled "Do You Believe
in Ghosts?" Following the sermon,
the Sacrament of Holy Communion
was observed. Communion ushers
were Bob Beckley, Gary
Householder, Jerry McBride and
Pete Van Veen. Communion stew-
ards were Charlotte and Gary
Householder and Judy and Jerry
McBride. There were 107 in atten-
dance. All joined in singing
"Alleluia" to close the service.
Support our troops and their fam-
ilies wear red on Fridays.

Beware of silent dogs and still
-Portuguese Proverb

The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or all parties
reach a written agreement on mediation as an alternative remedy under section 120.573
before the deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect
the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the procedures for pursuing

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision
of the Department may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, Mail. Station 35, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions must be filed
within fourteen days of publication of this public notice or within fourteen days of
receipt of the notice of intent, whichever occurs first. A petitioner must mail a copy of
the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to file a petition (or a. request for mediation, as discussed below)
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to
request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it.
Any subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-5.207 of the Florida Administrative

A petition must contain the following information:

(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the Department
permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
activity is located;

(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department

(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department action;

(d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any;

(e) A statement,ofdfacts that the petitioner contends warrant reyn;sal or modification
of the Departitient action;

(f) A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the Department action; and

(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wants the Department to take.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the final action of the Department may be different
from the position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the application have
the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.

Any person may elect to pursue mediation by reaching a mediation agreement with all
parties to the proceeding (which includes the Department and any person who has filed
a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing) and by showing how the substantial
interests of each mediating party are affected by the action or proposed action of the
Department. The agreement must be filed in (received by) the Department of
Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, by the same deadline as set
forth above for the filing of a petition.

The agreement to mediate must include the following:

(a) 'The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend
the mediation;

(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the
parties, or a provision for selecting a mediator within a specified time;

(c) The agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated with the mediation;

(d) The agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and documents
introduced during mediation;

(e) The date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for holding
the first session, if no mediator has yet been chosen;

(f) The name of each party's representative who shall have authority to settle or
recommend settlement;

(g) Either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party
will be affected by the action or proposed action addressed in this action or a
statement clearly identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already
filed, and incorporating it by reference; and

(h) The signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.

As provided in section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all
parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by section 120.569 and 120.57
for requesting and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise agreed by the
parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of the
agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the
Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of th parties.
Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by such a modified final decision of
the Department have a right to petition for a hearing only in accordance with the
requirements for such petitions set forth above, and must therefore file their petitions
within fourteen days of receipt of this notice. If mediation terminates without
settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the
administrative hearing processes under section 120.569 and 120.57 remain available for
disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply
for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.

The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mine Reclamation, Phosphate Management
Program, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926. Phone (813)
632-7600, extension 158 or 138 for an appointment. 3:15s

March 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 1

-Schedule Of Weekly Services

painted as a Public Service
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchnla, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.nm. |,


310 Orange St.
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.

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.

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.

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

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

4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.....11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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 ...................:30 p.m

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.

Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45,a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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.

6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

E. Broward St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:30 p.m.


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.
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
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.


4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........:........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
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
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ....................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Will Duke Road
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.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
807 S. 8th Ave.

630 Hanchey Rd.. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning...... .....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.

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


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.

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.
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .....................7:00 p.m.
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.
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............ 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion ..11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
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.
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
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
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.
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ......:.....6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service......................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
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 CI.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
. Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo.............. I1:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Old Bradenton Road
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning..........10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.


3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.................7..:00 p.m.
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ..9:45 a.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.
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.

912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.

4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"~ & 41' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

149 Man!ey Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
204 N. 9th Ave. j 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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

205 S.Illth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
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.

1652 Old Bradenton Road
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.
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.

1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
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.

Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL



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.
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.

(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.

102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
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.


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.

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

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.

Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
.-enesday .. ......... 7:30 p.m.
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study..... .......... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ... :...... 7:00 p.m.

Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet ..... 7:00 p.m.
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ........ 7:00 p.m.


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.
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .............. 10:30 a.m.
.Evening Service ......... ..6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m'.

2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
Sunday School. ............. 9:45 a.m:
Morning Worship .... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m

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.

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

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.

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 boy begged his father for a
bicycle, and one day he gave him
a beauty. With joy he rode off to
show it to his friends.
He soon returned, and com-
plained tearfully, "George has
been given a bike, too. It's better
than mine."
Jealousy! It rages in the hearts
of children and adults.
Jealousy turned Lucifer into
Satan and angels into demons..,!t
killed Abel and cast Daniel into
the den of lions. It put a crown of
thorns on the head of our Lord
and nailed Him to the cross.
There's no profit or pleasure in
jealousy, only pain.
Let's pray, "Lord, keep me from
jealousy, and keep jealousy from

His toeis on themark...he's ready to go. In his mind a young
athlete can see himself winning the race; to have a chance at glory, his
mind must visualize victory. He sees himself crossing the finish line in
first place. Will he be the winner?
Whether or not he wins this race, our athlete is already a winner, for
he is learning how to confidently face life's challenges. To be confident
and successful in life we must practice living according to the Word of
God. We must believe that when we have faith in God, we will prevail
over our challenges and emerge intact
Worship this week. When your heart and mind are focused on God,
you will emergevictorious. You will be able to say as Timothy did
when his life was near its finish, "I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith." (2 Timothy 4:7)

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12C The Herald-Advocate. March 15, 2007

It's a simple message this week: We treat God poorly!
We are like immature little children who deserve our comeuppance.
We grumble and complain like whiny children. We pitch fits when things
don't go our way. We deliberately disobey, sometimes justifying our sins in
our minds. We find ways to get what we want out of God without being will-
ing to give ourselves back to God.
My question to you is: What if God went on strike?
With the way we often treat Him, we couldn't blame Him. By the fact
that we are all sinners, we cannot say He would be unjustified. We deserve
for Him to leave us, and the only reason He is still there is because He is
merciful, gracious and loving.
Consider the following quoted poem:
"How good it is that God has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair in things He didn't like.
If only once He'd given up and said, 'That's it, I'm through,
I've had enough of thee on earth, so this is what I'll do.
'I'll give My orders to the sun, cut off the heat supply,
And to the moon give no more light and run the oceans dry.
Then to make things really tough and put the pressure on,
Turn off the vital oxygen till every breath is gone.' "
"You know He would be justified, if fairness were the game.
For no one has been abused or met with more disdain,
Than God, and yet He carries on, supplying you and me,
With all the favors of His grace, and everything for free.
"Men may say they want a better deal, and so on strike they go,
But what a deal we've given God to Whom all things we owe.
We don't care who we hurt to gain the things we like,
But what a mess we'd be in if God should go on strike."
What truth! Instead of complaining about what God is not doing, or
baming God for something you think He is doing, be thankful that He is
there at all.
And when you learn to be thankful, you might just learn who He is,
what He is doing for you every day, and how thankful you should be for
s6Ich a great God! I'm Telling the Truth.


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
March 11, a theft on Griffin Whidden Road was reported.

March 10, Abelino S. Leon, 22, of 507 DeSoto St., Bowling. Green,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of failure to appear in court.
March 10, thefts on two locations on U.S. 17 South and on SR 62 were
March 9, Carl Dean King, 55, and Darlene Hughes King, 46, both of
1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and
each charged with battery. Carl King was also charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia.
March 9, Norman Rivers, 38, of 670 Baker St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Jamie Wright on a pair of out-of-county warrants.
March 9, Jorge Villanueva, 18, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, was
arrested on a charge of DUI.
March 9, a vehicle stolen on Center Hill Road, a theft on Sally Place
and criminal mischief on Devane Street and Heard Bridge Road were

March 8, Guillermo Guillen, 38, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with trespassing and disorderly
March 8, Brandy Renee Kemp, 30, of 1622 SR 64, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force on a charge of violation of pro-
March 8, thefts on SR 62 and Will Duke Road were reported.

March 7, Tarvaris Dontae Harris, 23, P.O. Box 1173, Wauchula, was
arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with manufacture of a hallu-
cinogen, .manufacture of a hallucinogen within 1,000 feet of a school or
church and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 7, Lendy May Graham, 41, of 630 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with aggravated assault with a.
deadly weapon.
March 7, Otis Henry Kersey, 42, of 4525 Church Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with two counts
DUI, two counts refusal to submit to DUI tests and driving without a
March 7, Marcelino Erasno Perez-Cruz, 29, of 1087 U.S. 17 N.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of violation of
March 7, vehicles stolen on Keene Road and U.S. 17 North, and crim-
inal mischief on Tropicana Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue were

March 6, Elizabeth Lyn Buffalo, 18, of 1110 Old Fort Green Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable and charged with lewd and
lascivious behavior, violation of an injunction for protection and contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor or dependent.
March 6, Easter Renee Johnson, 48, of 2908 Red Barn Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with petit theft.
March 6, Glenda Evelyn Fuentes, 39, of 215 N. George Burris Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a pair of out-of-county war-
March 6, thefts on Park Drive and Sandpiper Drive were reported.

March 5, Jesse Chesire, 26, of 169 Sweetwater Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on charges of possession of ampheta-
mine, possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of court.
March 5, Gabriel Lopez Meliton, 39, of 315 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with petit theft.
March 5, Pete Arthur Byers, 34, of 360 Dade St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of probation.
March 5, Phillip Eugene Bumby, 34, of 206 Ballard Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Larry Benavides and charged with battery on
an officer/firefighter and resisting an officer with violence.

March 5, Jesus Elvis Perez, 20, of 210 Stephens Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with non-support and viola-
tion of probation.
March 5, Ernesto Cristobal, 28, of 2 Northwood Trailer Park Road,.
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with petit
theft and failure to appear in court.
March 5, thefts on Magnolia Boulevard and two locations on U.S. 17
North, and criminal mischief on Allen Road were reported.

March 12, Ramon Nestor Camilo, 24, of 729 Sandpiper Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and no
valid license.
March 12, a business burglary on S 1th Florida Avenue and a vehicle
stolen on West Palmetto Street were reported stolen.

March 11, Donald Cowart, 34, of 5719 Green Road, Jacksonville, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with loitering/prowling.
March 11, criminal mischief on East Oak and.East Main streets was

March 10, Uziel Roblero, 25, General Delivery, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.
March 10, Danielle Anne Reardon, 20, of 303 Riverside Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charge with DUI and sell-
ing or serving alcohol to a person under 21.
March 10, Rodolfo Lopez-DeLaPaz, 51, P.O. Box 2492, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with DUI.
March 10, criminal mischief on North Third Avenue was reported.

March 8, a theft on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue was reported.

March 7, German Herrera, 25, of 209 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with petit theft.
March 7, Leroy McKinzie, 31, of 310 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with battery.
March 7, a theft on South 11 Avenue and criminal mischief on
Tropicana Drive were reported.

March 6, Angelo Ramirez Ybarra, 39, of 310 Georgia St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of non-support.

March 10, Bradley R. Strickland, 20, of 1842 Dishong Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with pos-
session of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernia and introducing contraband into a jail facility.

March 9, Millissa Lee Lowery, 18, of 4705 U.S. 17 N., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with battery on
detention staff, battery on a person detained and criminal mischief-damage
of property.
March 9, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

March 8, Brandon Dacuma Bravo, 38, of 3715 Petina Dr., Tampa, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with carrying a concealed

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Thursday, March 15, 2007


'Cats Crush


Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat baseball came
alive Thursday night with a pair of
four-run innings.
"We carried over what we started
on Tuesday, but were more aggres-
sive and got the key hits with run-
ners in scoring position," said
Wildcat head coach Steve Rewis.
Hardee lost 5-2 to Sebring last
Tuesday and bounced back to beat
Sarasota Booker 9-4 on Thursday.
This week the 'Cats were on the
road, going to Frostproof Monday,
Palmetto Tuesday and Braden
River tomorrow (Friday).
Next week is another trio of
games. Hardee hosts St Albans, a
Washington D.C. school on its
spring trek south, in a double-head-
er on Tuesday, with the JV squads
tangling at 4 and the varsities going
at it at 7 p.m.
There is also a visit from Fort
Meade on Thursday night and a trip
to Avon Park on Friday. The month
ends with a visit from DeSoto on
March 27 and a trip to Sebring in
another double-header on March

The senior-laden 8-1 Blue
Streaks came to Hardee with a win
on their minds, most of the players
losing to Hardee several times in
the last two or three years. With
two down in the first inning, a walk
and hit batsman opened the door
for the Streaks. Colt Williams took
advantage with a two-RBI single
before a strikeout ended the scor-
ing. Hardee went down in order.
Sebring was out on a grounder
and pair of Will Krause strikeouts
in the top of the second. The
Wildcats left Justin Painter strand-
ed after he has singled to deep short
and beat the throw to first base.
In the third inning, the Streaks
left Charlie Peck on board after he
had singled to short left field.
Hardee started a rally in the third"
inning. Designated hitter Brek
McClenithan singled to right field
and West Palmer also took one
there. A dropped third strike could
have put Krause on base, except
first was already occupied. A
ground-out ended the effort.
Sebring padded its lead in the
fourth. Williams was safe on an
error but eliminated on a J.C.
Shoop fielder's choice hit to the
shortstop. He stole second and went
to third on a J.T. Tomlilnson field-
er's choice which cut runner Tony
Vasquez down at second. With
Nick Maloyed at bat, the Streaks
successfully pulled off a double
steal and brought Shoop home. It
was a 3-0 game.
Hardee had Jake Benavides on
base as a hit batsman and a single
from Mike Hollenbeck. Both run-

ners advanced on a passed ball, but
back-to-back strikeouts and a
grounder ended the inning.
Sebring went down in three plays
in the top of the fifth, and Hardee
responded by plating its first score.
Cody Greene drew a 3-2 walk and
Palmer singled up the middle to put
runners on the corners. The Streaks
changed pitchers, bringing in
Steven Fortner to throw heat,
recording two strikeouts with a sac-
rifice RBI between them to bring
Greene home. It was 3-1.
Sebring got that run back in the
top of the sixth. Designated hitter
Adam Simmons singled up the
middle. Second sacker Ben Krause
knocked it down, but was too late
to get the runner at first. A Williams
sacrifice moved Simmons to sec-
ond and an errant pickoff throw
allowed him to go to third for a
Vasquez RBI sacrifice to bring him
The Fortner heat continued with
a trio of strikeout victims in the
home half of the sixth.
Sebring picked up an insurance
run in the top of the seventh. Chas
Abeln was nicked by a pitch and
stole second. He went to third on a
Ryan Thorlton sacrifice and raced
home on a Peck hit up the middle.
It was 5-1.
Hardee started to rally again in
the seventh inning. McClenithan
was safe on a dropped third strike,
stole second and went to third on a
passed ball. He came home on a
Palmer sacrifice. Krause dropped a
shot into right field between three
players trying to get to it. A strike-
out ended the game, with Streaks

winning 5-2, their first victory over
Hardee in over two years.

Four pickoffs initiated by junior
southpaw Dan Timmons kept the
Sarasota Booker Tornadoes at bay
in this district game. Defensively,
Hardee was alert and accurate in
.executing the plays to limit the
Booker scoring.
In the first inning, a leadoff walk
turned sour, when Taylor Redd
stole second and went to third on an
Anthony Crawford bunt sacrifice.
A Kevin Craycraft hit plated Redd,
but a classic 6-4-3 double play
eliminated Craycraft and batter
Jonas Guerrero.
Hardee left Benavides stranded
after he had walked in the first
inning. Booker got Jake Hawn
aboard on a single to left field, but
the first pickoff play 1-3-6 caught
him leaning too far off first base.
Hardee evened the score with a
run in the home half of the second
inning. Painter walked and stole
second, racing home on an error on
a McClenithan hit. It was 1-1.
A walk and an error in the third
inning went for naught for Booker.

Four times Hardee pitcher Dan Timmons initiated pickoff plays, this one resulting in five players running down the Booker oppo-
nent. Shortstop Weston Palmer makes the tag as rightfielder Mike Hollenbeck is set to back up the play.

Brandon Mills was safe when his
high fly was bobbled. He didn't get
far, though, as a pickoff 1-3-6-1
made him the first out of the inning.
With a strikeout of Brock Waters,
Timmons was sailing, but Redd
worked for a walk. Again the pick-
off worked, a little harder this time,
Hardee bats unfurled in the bot-
tom of the third, which saw eight
batters come to the plate. Palmer's
slow grounder to deep short
allowed him time to outrace the
throw to first. He went all the way
to third on a passed ball and trotted
home on a Krause hit to left field.
Krause stole second, went to third
on a Benavides sacrifice. Briant
Shumard drew a walk and stole
third while Booker was watching
Krause at third.
Both Krause and Shumard came
home on a Hollenbeck hit to right
center. Hollenbeck stole second
and third and headed for home on a
McClenithan sacrifice. By the time
the inning ended, Hardee had a 5-1
The fourth inning passed quietly
as a double-play and another 1-3-6
pickoff took care of the Tornadoes
and Hardee left one runner strand-
Booker cut the Wildcat advan-
tage to 5-3 with a pair of scores in
the fifth frame. A hit batter, double,
single and an error combined to
bring two of the runners home. For
Hardee, Shumard singled and went
to second on an error, but was
caught off base on a hard liner by
Booker plated another run in the
top of the sixth to make it a 5-4
game. A walk, hit, fielder's choice
and RBI sacrifice brought
Crawford home.
Hardee responded with another
quartet of scores in the home half
of the sixth to secure the game.
With one away Greene beat out a
dropped third strike. He stole sec-
ond and went to third on a passed
ball. Palmer walked and promptly
stole second. Krause was safe on a
dropped third strike. Benavides sin-

The photographer caught the illusion of a batter striking way too early. Actually the ball rebound-
ed back to him out of the catcher's mitt.

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gled to left field. Runners kept
advancing on steals and passed
balls. With two away, Hollenbeck
singled to left to plate teammates.

When it was over, Hardee had a 9-
4 lead.
Booker didn't go down easily.
With two away, a walk and Redd

single put two on base, but a fly- to
deep center field was handled by
Shumard for the final out of the





Forinformation leading to the arrest and conviction of persons) setting fire to a camper near Ollie Roberts
Road and Hardee Lakes Park on or about Jan. 31, 2007.

Call Inspector Kevin Shireman at: (863) 581-5009

Anonymous calls accepted: (800 638-3473)

TO: The peace loving law abiding citizens of western Hardee County

An arsonist remains free. Please help catch the persons) that burned the travel trailer camper on private land
east of Hardee Lakes Park on Tues., Jan. 30th or Wed., Jan. 31". He/she walked a quarter mile through heavy
woods at midnight to set this fire. Luckily, no one was inside the camper that was concealed there only one
month. The arsonist is obviously very familiar with the area and the activities of local people.

This person may have used fire for intimidation or insurance fraud in the past.

Arson, despicable and cowardly, is a crime of terror ("Kill one and a thousand shall tremble"). History is rich
with neighbors coming together to remove an arsonist. Please, call Inspector Shireman with ANY information.
Anonymous calls are welcome. The Inspector thanks those who have called. Arson is difficult to prove without
help from concerned citizens.

Until the person that set this fire (or had it set) is caught, we ALL are victims and potential targets. The camper
could easily have been an occupied home, business, or forest. The fire could have spread, like.fear, to other
homes. Arson that goes unanswered is likely repeated. Now is the time to come forward with any leads,
however small.
Finally, special thanks for the wonderful support from our neighbors.

Thank you,

Henry Kuhlman

[Reward offered by the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention and the Owner]


2D The Herald-Advocate, March 15. 2007

Braves Take Machine Pitch Title

Mar. 15 Boys Weightlifting Fort Meade Away 4:30 p.m.
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' Braden River Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 17 Weightlifting Booker Away TBA
Mar. 19 Boys/Girls Tennis DeSoto HOME 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 20 Boys/Girls Tennis Booker Away 3:30 p.m.
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.
JV Softball Lakeland Chr. Away 5:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball Santa Fe HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Fort Meade HOME 7:00 p.m.,
Mar. 23 JV Baseball Avon Park Away 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park Away 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 24 Track Teams Clermont Away 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 26 Girls Tennis Avon Park HOME 3:30 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball All Saints HOME 6:00 p.m.
Mar. 27 Track Teams Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto HOME 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 29-31 Track-Relays FSU-Tallahassee Away TBA
Mar. 29 HJHS Volleyball DeSoto Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball DeSoto Away 6:00 p.m.
Weightlifting Sebring Away TBA

JV Girls Win 3

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee JV girls softball
team doesn't play as many games
as the varsity, but they have had
phenomenal success when they do
The junior Lady 'Cats swept
three opponents last week and
moved to 5-1 overall.
The girls will host a fun-filled
fundraiser a week from Saturday,
March 24, when the junior varsity
will challenge the varsity in a 100-
inning game starting at 8 a.m. Most
of the game will be machine-pitch
although pitchers will get a bit of a
workout, too. Sponsors are needed
and the girls will be visiting area
businesses to solicit assistance with
They have no games this week,
but play at Palmetto on March 20.
After that there is along stretch
before the March 30 visit from
Sebring. Their season closes with a
pair of home game, April 3 vs.
Avon Park and April 5 vs. Palm-
The young Hardee girls played at
Lakeland Christian last Tuesday in
an unusual three-game week. They
were never in trouble as they plated
three runs in the top of the first
inning and cruised to a 23-2 victo-
Heather St. John collected three
hits, a triple, double and single in
almost hitting for the cycle for
Hardee, collecting three RBIs
along the way.. Caitlyn Chason
smacked a double and pair of sin-
gles for four RBIs and Alivia
Daniels scored five runs and had
three RBIs.

Paige Avery added four runs on
two hits and two walks. Other scor-
.ers for Hardee were Kaitlyn Han-
shaw, Bethany Lang, Paige Clark,
Halley Marshall and Lindy
Rossman. Marshall faced just a
dozen batters and threw 56 pitches
in the win.
On Thursday, the JV faced Avon
Park on its field and won 11-8. The
local girls opened with one tally in
the first inning as Avery singled and
crossed home plate on a Chason
triple. Avon Park took the lead
with-three runs in the home half of
the inning on a walk, fielder's
choice, single and an error. Avon
Park was up 3-1.
Hardee sent a dozei batters to the
plate in the second stanza and
brought seven of them around to
score, taking an 8-3 lead. Paige
Clark had a pair of hits during the
exchange. Scoring a run apiece
were Clark, Lindy Rossman,
Daniels, Hanshaw, Avery, St. John
and Marshall.
The junior Lady Devils recouped
one run in the bottom of the second
as Marshall left the bases loaded
with the third out of the inning.
Hardee left Hanshaw on base in the
third inning and Avon Park strand-
ed a pair of runners.
Each team scored three runs in
the fourth inning. Chason, Lang
and St. John did the honors for
Hardee, aided by an error on hits by
Clark and Daniels. Avon Park
combined four hits, a hit batsman,
and pair of fielders choices to plate
its runs. It was 11-7.
Hardee was held scoreless in the
fifth inning, but only allowed Avon
Park one run on a triple and sacri-

Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

Pastor James Stallings did the
service Sunday with 76 people
from the park. The choir sang "I
Know Whom I Have Believed." We
were blessed with special music by
Joan Bell, "Without Him," and
Wayne Banner sang a real good
song. We are blessed with some
very good singers.
We still need prayers for the
families of Marilyn Castile, Marsha
Timmerman, John Ellman, Dee
McVeigh and all of the people on
our prayer list. Please pray for
everyone in the park with all their
moving in the coming weeks.

The people in park had a real
nice time with the outdoor park
party. There was a lot of music and
dancing in the street, and the food
was great and we had such good
weather. It started at 2 o'clock and
rlicy were still playing at 9:30 p.m.
The birthdays were Wanda May,
Alice Moore, Phyllis Shearn and
Willid Veldhuizen. The anniver-
saries were Eddie 'and Deane
Hammond and Bob and Phyllis
The 50/50 was won by Anita
Le'Blanc. The gift certificates were
won by Sandy Walker, Elaine
Hoogkamp, John Veldhuizen,
Martha Love, Carolyn Cassidy,
Arlene Anderson, Barbara Gers-
ema, Harry Siemer and Deroy
Knowlton. The plant, was won by
Lynn Metherell.

We had fun.playing euchre and
we had five tables. There were two
high men, Bob Bell and Clyde
Anderson, with 68 points each.
Runner-up man was Carlos Dennis
with 66 points, and the low man
was Ted Metherell with 53 points.
The high woman was Wanda
Beehler with 71 points; the runner-
up was Arlene Anderson with 68
points; and there were two low
women, Mable Smith and Dori
Simmons, with 48 points each.
Merr Rennie and I had the most
loners, with four. Under the table
was Carlos Dennis.

Tuesday, we had four tables. The
winner for men was Cloyce
Swisher with .226 points and low
man was Francis Smith with 100
points. The high woman was Joyce
Pearsall with 193 points and the low
woman was Eunice Franks with 51
points. The moonshot was had by
Cloyce Swisher with one.

The in-park Tuesday tournament
winners were: first place, Mabel
Smith and Chartier Clement; and
second place, Janet Bown and
Remy Cote.
Thursday we had Pioneer Creek
over for tournaments. We had good
weather and had a lot of fun, and
we served them a good lunch, we

fice. The final score was 11-8.
Hardee repeated its success on
Friday evening against the junior
Lady Panthers of Mulberry, which
opened with a pair of scores on hits
and a walk. Hardee got on the
board with two runs. Daniels and
Hanshaw drew walks; Avery hit
into a fielder's choice and a St.
Johns' hit brought Daniels and
Avery to home plate. It was 2-2.
Mulberry went down in order on
successive grounders in the top of
the second. Hardee put five big
runs on the board in another bat-
around. A Chason triple, St. Johns
double, Clark singled and walks to
Rossman and Hanshaw kept the
players moving. It was now 7-2:'
Mulberry got another pair of
scores on three hits in the top of the
third inning. Hardee put four more
on the board as Marissa Shivers
was safe on an error, Rosman and
Daniels both singled and errors on
hits by Avery and Chason kept run-
ners on the basepathes. When the
dust settled, Hardee was up 11-4.
Mulberry almost upset the apple
cart in the top of the fifth, putting
11 players at the plate and bringing
five of them all the way back to
home plate. A series of errors near-
ly cost Hardee the game but pitcher
Chason shut down the rally with a

Of The Herald-Advocate
The AA, or Machine Pitch, sea-
son ended last week with the
Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves claiming the season cham-
The Braves completed the
unbeaten season with an 11-0
record. The closest competitors
were the Lake Branch Dairy White
Sox, which ended at 9-4-1, and the
Jack See Construction Devil Rays
at 8-3-1. Behind them were the
Hardee Fire-Rescue Yankees,
Sunshine Foliage World I!lnj,
Elks Giants, Scott Hardcastle St
Farm Cardinals and the Hardee
Petroleum Rangers. O
Games involving all eight teams
were schedule for the final two
nights of Youth Sports Machine
Pitch games last week.
The Monday early game between
the Cardinals and the Giants on
Monday was not played due to
FCAT activities.
.Finishing up the season for the
Cardinals in the prior week were
Mitchell Allen, Mason Block,
Johnnie Brown, Elizabeth Flores,
David Hardcastle, Michael
Kujawski, Matthew Laker, Elias
Montoya, Clayton Prestridge,
Rosinell Rivers and Russell
Robarts, who were coached by Jeff
Block, Scott Hardcastle and Denny
In the final game for the Elks
Giants were Ashleigh Adams,
Chase Benton, Frankie Coronado,
Lorenzo Farias, Tamara Griffis,
Justin Herrin, Alexis Melendez,
Dina Olivar, Jacob Rickett, and
Quinton Stone, coached by
Brandon Lambert, Fidel Melendez
and Randy Benton.
In the late game on Monday, the
Yankees nipped the White Sox 5-4.
Kyle Choate and Carlos


Camacho were each twin-tally bat-
ters for the Yankees. Tirease Morris
chipped in with a run. A Noah
Valletutti triple and twin hits by
Larrett Smith went for naught.
Other Yanks are Isaac Flores, Keith
Choate, Kaylee Barberee, Johnny
Shelton, Wyatt Ziglar, Joshua Ward
and Laina Durrance, who were
coached by Michael Choate, Jose
Flores and Dan Smith.
For the White Sox, it was Joseph
Crawford, Brandon Franks, Abel
Villarreal and Trevor Walker
rounding the bases to cross home
plate. Other White Sox are Marquis
Delgado, Taylor Graham, Jessica
Bembry, Litzy Vargas, Lawrence
Walker Jacquerz Campbell and
Ryan Moore. Their coaches were
Dale Crawford, Wayne Graham
and Kevin Moore.
The 5:45 game qn Tuesday
evening was a run-away, with the
Devil Rays downing the Marlins
Desiree Ford was the only triple-
score batter for the D-Rays. Kyle
Hewett, Jhett See, William Der-
ringer, Ben Adams, Jose Valdiviez
and Armando Cardenas each came
home twice and Austin Garcia
added a run. Other players are
Sarah Welch, Sebastian Estrada and
Clay Hawk. Their coaches were
Jack See, Jackie See and Gilbert
The Marlins left Aaron Delatorre
and Jaylon Ramirez stranded.
Other Marlins are Destinee
Jackson-Pace, Rene Medina,
Gabrielle Allen, Zackary Richard-
son, Garrett Norris, Zachariah
Macias, Jesse Santoya, Catalina
Longoria, Will Roberts and Daniel
Sambrano, who were coached by
Ben Norris, David Allen ard Tim
The season's featured the cham-
pion Braves in a 10-5 win over the

Dakota Altman smacked a homer
and triple for the Braves and
Hayden Lindsey followed with a
homer and double. Cody Cumbee,
Parker Carlton, Altman' and
Lindsey were each twin-score bat-
ters. Hunter Scranton and Tanner
Carlton each crossed home plate
once. Other Braves are Boone
Paris, Abby Clark; Carol Allison,
Jax Ullrich, Jason Alamia and
Landon Albritton. They were
coached by Gerry Lindsey, Joe
Albritton and Jason Clark.
Cade Roberts and Kole Robert-
son circled the bases twice apiece
for the Rangers. Stevie Deanda
added a run. Joel Garland and
Lance Bursler each added twin hits.
Other Rangers are Joel Lee, Erik
Rentz, Jordan Turner, Ivan Badillo,
Dawson Ratliff, Darby Farr and
Alex Brant. Their coaches were
Scott Farr, Lament Lee and Kevin
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Be A Good Sport!

meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, APRIL 05, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:

Agenda No.
Hulbert Homes Inc. by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Variance to the property line setbacks for Lot 01 and Lot 02,
Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D as prescribed by Table 2.04.01(B) of the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code for the R-1 zoning district in the
in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or about Oaks Bend, N of Bostick Rd

Lot 01, Blk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D

Lot 02, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID

S17, T33S, R25E

S17, T33S, R25E

Adnaud Louis by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Site Development Plan for construction/operation of a church on.26MOL
acres zoned R-3 in the Town Center Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of Martin Luther King Jr Ave
N of Will Duke Rd, S of Magnolia Blvd 1534250830000070003
:26MOL ac Lots 3 and 4, BIk 7, Magnolia Manor S15, T34S, R25E

Russell D.IStephanie R. Adams and Daniel L./Cynthia D. Barco
by and through the Authorized Representative requests a Major Special
Exception to excavate a private lake on 36.37MOL ac, zoned A-1 in the
Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt Roy Moore Rd 06 35 23 0100 00001 0001
12.01MOL ac Lot 01, BIk 01, Adams Acres SID S06, T35S, R23E

12.00MOL ac Lot 02, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D

'12.36MOL ac Lot 03, BIk 01, Adams Acres SID

06 35 23 0100 00001 0002
S06, T35S, R23E

06 35 23 0100 00001 0003
S06, T35s, R23E

Sandra Kay Quinn Colvin requests a Variance to Table 2.04.01(B) of
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code to reduce property line
setbacks for a .25MOL-lot-of-record zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land
Use District
,On or abt S si of E Main St W of Bailey Rd
043426 0000026800000
.25MOL ac sq in NW corn of SW114 of NE1l4 of SW1/4
S04, T34S, R26E
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Rezone of 8.60MOL ac acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to P-I (Public
Institutional) and requests a Small-Scale Comp Plan Future Land
,Use Map Amendment to change the designation of 8.60MOL acres from
Agriculture to Public-Institutional to expand the rehabilitation facilities
.to add a laundry complex and an adult gymnasium
8.60MOL ac of 04 34240000100100000
and 0934240000037700000
A parcel of land lying in S04 and S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida desc
as. Com at NE corn of S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida, thence N
89deg30min21sec W aloog N line of said Sec 09, a dist of 2082.82 ft; thence
leaving said N line of said Sec 09, S 00deg 1minl8sec Wa dist of 601 ft to .
POB; thence cont S 00degl 1mini8sec W 138.99 ft; thence N 89deg29min52sec
W, 151.18 ft to a non-tangential curve, whose chord bears N 13deg39min53sec
W for a dist of 48.66 ft; thence in a NW/ly direction along the arc of said curve
to the left, whose radius is 84.40 ft & a central angle of 33deg30min25sec 49.36
ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence in a NW/ly direction, along the arc of
said curve to the left whose radius is 95.00 ft and a central angle of
70deg31min26sec, 116.93 ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence in a SW/ly
direction, along the arc of said curve to the left, whose radius is 64.64 ft and a
central angel of 45deg53min25sec, 51.77 ft to a pt of reverse curvature; thence
in a SWlly direction, along the arc of said curve to the right, whose radius is
75.0 ft & a central angel of 58deg27min51sec, 76.53 ft to a pt of reverse
curvature; thence in a SWlly direction, along the arc of said curve to the left,
whose radius is 64.48 ft & a central angle of 57degl3minl8min 64.40 ftto a pt
on a non-tangent line; thence along said non-tangent line N 89deg29min52sec
W 227.42 ft; thence N 14deg35min04sec W, 79.76 ft; thence N
00deg55min08sec E, 146.72 ft; thence.S 89deg04min52sec E, 273.03 ft to a
curve tothe left; thence in a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose
radius is 19.00 ft & a central angle of 86deg55min42sec, 28.83 ft, to a pt of
tangency; thence N 03deg59min26sec E, 237.56 ftto a curve to the left; thence
in a NW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 30.00 ft 7 a
central angle of 92deg49min20sec, 48.60 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N
89deg33min08sec W, 309.65 ft; thence S 81deg23min07sec W, 92.39 ft; thence
N 08deg54min04sec W, 606.61 ft to a curve to the left; thence in a NW/ly
direction, along.the arc of said curve, whose radius is 150.00 ft & a central
angle of 17deg08min44sec, 44.89 ft to a pt of compound curvature to the left;
thence NW/ly along said curve whose radius is 631.94 ft and a central angle
23deg30min55sec, 259.36 a non-tangent line; thence S 52degl5minl Isec
W, 34.68 ft; thence N 37deg44min49sec W, 43.54 ft; thence N 56deg54minl6sec
W, 148.11 ft; thence S 17deg53min01sec W, 68.74 ft; thence S
30deg33min02sec E, 84.35 ft to a curve to the right; thence in a SW/ly
direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 40.00 ft & a central angle
of 112deg31 min26sec, 78.56 ft to a pt of tangency; thence S81deg58min25sec
W, 154.75 ft; thence N28deg19min09sec W 78.19 ft; thence N 59deg04min01sec
E, 184.64 ft; thence N 17deg53min01sec E, 80.74 ft; thence N
31deg14min54sec W, 107.85 ft, to a pt on a curve whose chord bears N
64deg26minl Isec W for 130.80 ft; thence in a NW/ly direction, along the arc of
said curve, whose radius is 99.00 ft & a central angle of 82deg41min21sec,
142.88 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N 23deg05min31sec W, 115.02 ft; to a
curve to the left; thence in a NW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve,
whose radius is 25.00 ft & a central angle of 76deg27min10sec, 33.36 ft, to a pt
of tangency; thence S 80deg27minl9sec W, 10; thence N 09deg32min41sec W,
76.93 ft; thence N 83deg38min42sec E, 95.22 ft, to a curve to the left; thence in
a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 269.00 ft & a
central angle of 29deg08min31sec, 136.82 ft, to a pt of reverse curvature to the
right; thence in a NElly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is
137.00 ft & central angle of 31deg37min37sec, 75.62 ft to a pt of compound
curvature to the right; thence in a NE/ly & SElly direction, along the arc of said
curve, whose radius is 544.00 ft & a central angle of 17deg04min22sec, 162.10
ft to a pt of compound curvature to the right; thence in a SE/ly and SW/ly
direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 225.00 ft & a central
angle of 91deg25min40sec, 359.04 ft; to a pt of compound curvature to the
right; thence in a SWly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is
125.00 ft & a central angle of 37deg52min13sec, 82.62 ft; to a pt of reverse
curvature to the left; th4ence in a SW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve
whose radius is 175.00 ft & central angle is 25deg12min26sec, 76.99 ftto a pt
of tangency; thence S 27deg17min38sec W, 82.43 ft to a curve to the left;
thence in a SW/ly & SE/ly direction along said curve, whose radius is 10.00 ft &
central angle of 72deg26min44sec, 12.64 ft to a pt of tangency; thence S
40deg41min09sec E, 12.90 ft; thence S 49deg18min51sec W, 2057. ft to a non-
tangent curve whose chord bears S 33deg38min50sec E, for 355.97 ft; thence
in a SE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 659.85 ft &
central angle of 31deg17min50sec, 360.43 ft to a pt on a non-tangent line;
thence along said non-tangent line N 81deg03minl8sec E, 59.97 ft; thence S
89deg16min43sec E, 359.85 ft; thence S 03deg57min48sec W, 370.10 ft; thence
S 89deg29min52sec E, 333.19 ft, to a pt on a non-tangent curve whose chord
bears S 50degl 9min54sec E, for 36.28 ft; thence in a SE/ly direction, along the
arc of said curve to the left, whose radius is 53.35 ft & a central angle of
39dee45min06sec, 37.01 ft to the POB, 7 contain 8.6 acres more or less
S09, T34S, R24E

William L. Manfull, by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Rezone of 3.0MOL acres from parcel no. 16 33 25 0000 00110
0000 from A-1 to PUD to add to a 28.95MOL-acre-PUD on an existing parcel


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

Better start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler
season's here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any
combination, March means it's time to start talking' turkey.
One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the
Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one
of five subspecies of wild turkey in North America.
The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in
the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. They're
similar to the Eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a
bit smaller and typically are darker with less white barring on the flight
feathers of their wings.
The white bars on the Osceola are more narrow, with an irregular bro-
ken pattern, and don't extend to the feather shaft. It's the black bars of the
Osceola that actually dominate the feather. In conjunction, secondary wing
feathers also are darker. When the wings fold across the back, the whitish
triangular patch formed is less prominent on the Osceola. And, Osceola
feathers show more iridescent green and red colors, with less bronze than
the Eastern.
The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission recognize, in their respective turkey registry
programs, any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of
Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the
Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and crossbreeds are found north and
west of those counties in the Panhandle. ,--
The highly anticipated spring turkey season runs~tch 31April 8 in
the South Hunting Zone and March 17-April 22 ,the Northwest and
Central zones. The exception is Holmes Count ehare the season runs
three days, March 17-19.
Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag
limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in
Holmes County, where the season limit is one.
Shotguns are the best choice when hunting LuiVys, out if you're so
inclined you may use a rifle, muzzleloader or handgun, or you can try your
luck with a bow or crossbow.
Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset, but on wildlife management areas (WMAs), you must quit hunting
at 1 p.m.
Of course, you can use turkey decoys to help entice that stubborn old
bird, but you're not permitted to hunt turkeys with dogs, use recorded
turkey calls or sounds, shoot them while they're on the roost, over bait or
when you're within 100 yards of a game-feeding station.
To participate in spring turkey hunting, you'll need a Florida hunting
license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of
Florida's many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit.
All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors'
offices, most retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies, by calling
toll-free 1-888-Hunt-Florida (486-8356) or online at
If you didn't put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don't
worry, several WMAs don't require them. Visit and
under "This Month's Hunting Opportunities," click on "Where to Spring
Turkey Hunt without.Special-Opportunity or Quota Permits" to see a list of
WMAs where you only need a hunting license, management area permit
and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys.
If you take a turkey with an 11-inch beard and 1-1/4-inch spurs, get
your name listed in the FWC's Wild Turkey Registry by applying for an
"Outstanding Gobbler Certificate." There also is a "First Gobbler
Certificate" awarded to hunters under age 16 who harvest their first gob-
bler, regardless of beard and spur measurements. Applications for both are
available at
Whether it's going solo after that elusive old tom or double-teaming a
pI:ai of birds with your buddy, March means spring gobbler season's heie
*:: Here's wishing you a ,ucce.,lul spring turkey season. Remember to
'introduce someone new to the sport of hunting when you "flt"As always,
have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach hin with questions about
hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.conm.


For the week ended March 8, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,873 compared to
7,515 last week and 7,322 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 2.00 lower; feeder steers and feeder heifers
steady to 2.00 higher.

Feeder Steers:

Feeder Heifers:

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 135.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 117.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs.,. 105.00-135.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 116.00-190.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-132.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-112.00

Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 43.00-49.00.

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

no. 16 33 25 0000 00120 0000 AND requests an Amendment to a Site
Development Plan for 16 33 25 0000 00120 0000 to develop 178 single-
family dwelling units and 50 multi-family units in the Highway Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
3.0MOL ac E394.35' of N1/2 of N1/2 of NWI/4 of NW1/4
S16, T33S, R25E

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, APRIL 19, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-30, 07-35, 07-36, 07-37, 07-38, 07-39

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

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 03:15,22c

The First Baptist Church of Bowling Green hosted the first annu-
al corn-eating contest on March 3 during Pioneer Park Days in
Wauchula. The contest, to help the church's Light Force Boot
Camp, was to see who could eat five ears of corn the fastest.
Ben Rucker of Wauchula was the winner in a time of two min-
utes, seven seconds. He claimed over $200 in prizes donated by
local sponsors, All Creatures Animal Hospital, Bowl of Fun
Lanes, Hardee Ranch Supply, Hardee Signs + Tees, Jolie's,
Michelle's Cowlicks & Ponytails, Nicholas Restaurant, Royal's
Furniture, S&S Irrigation, Smith's Automotive, Wauchula State
Bank and Tax Collector Zee Smith.

I have a friend in Sarasota named Robert Prine who, like me, has
always been a "wanna be" cowboy. He has lived in all kinds of worlds, fit
comfortably into the Sarasota set and drove a Jaguar convertible.
However, there were times when Prine, as I always called him, would
get in his Chevrolet dually, hook up to a gooseneck trailer, saddle his horse
and become a cowboy for the day.
I worked for Prine when he had a purebred Simmental herd and a large
commercial cattle operation. Later on he turned out to be an accomplished
competitor in team penning, but there was one time I remember so well. We
were working Prine's cows at my grandmother's cowpens in Lemon Grove.
On that particular day I remember Prine came to the cowpens from his
condo in Sarasota. He pulled up in his Jag and got out of the car wearing
the traditional cowboy hat, western shirt and boots, but that day he had on
a pair of bright blue, leather britches. Everybody stopped what they were
doing to stare at him as he walked into the cowpens.
We ragged him a little bit about it, but I will never forget a comment
Skipper Caulder made about an hour and a half later. Skipper was back in
the hopper and looked at the blue leather pants, again, and said, "Mr. Prine,
if that's all I had to wear, I'd have stayed home." We all laughed so hard we
had to shut the crew down for a little while to get over Skipper's comment.
It seemed like something always went wrong when we were working
Prine's cows, and we all went home tired, hungry, dirty and after dark, but
we always managed to get all the cows worked.
Prine rode a really pretty Palomino mare named "Rosie." She was
unique in the respect that if you tied her up anywhere she would always slip
her headstall off and go grazing somewhere. When we got through working
cows Prine would whistle and call her by name, and that mare would come
a running Frankly, she was the only horse I have ever seen do that in my
She would be off in an orange grove, totally out of sight, but when
Prine whistled that big Palomino mare would come in a dead run, like a
I have seen some good cowboys spend a lot of time and often use a few
choice words when they were trying to catch their horse, get it saddled and
in the trailer so he could go to work, but Prine's horse was the only one I
ever saw that would come when its owner whistled.
It reminds me of the years when I lived in Arcadia. On those occasions
when we had to use our horses the only way I could catch them was to turn :
my dogs loose and let the dogs run the horses into the cowpens. Then when
the horses were trapped in the pens I could catch them.
The last time I talked to Prine he told me when he went into the stall to
feed Rosie she would always look him right in the eye the whole time he
was with her. He said sometimes he would try to add a nutritional supple-
ment in her feed, but when he would glance down at the feed trough later,
Rosie would have neatly separated the feed, and the supplement was still
all there in the bottom of the trough.
I guess even all us "wanna be" cowbows have had favorite dogs and
horses in our lives, but there isn't any doubt Rosie was special to Bob Prine.

The Planning and Zoning Board
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold

Thursday, April 05, 2007
6:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter
to get citizen feedback on what Is desired for Hardee County's future and
what are the important issues facing Hardee County pertaining to future
growth and development
and to offer a recommendation of approval to the Board of County
Commissioners of the EAR-based issues for the
Hardee County Comprehensive Plan

The Public Workshop will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners' Board Room, First Floor-Courthouse Annex, Room 102,
412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida.

Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the PlanninglDevelopment Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the Public Workshop.

This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal is
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision
the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Workshop will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.


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Lady Wildcats Beat Booker

Of The Herald-Advocate
The improving Hardee Lady
Wildcat softball team bounced back
for a win at Sarasota Booker last
In the first of a trio of games for.
the week, Hardee outlasted Booker
14-7. Earlier in the season at home,
the Lady 'Cats lost to Booker 9-4.
Later last week, Hardee battled
unsuccessful against both Avon
Park and Mulberry, coming up on
the short end of those scores.
The girls will host a fun-filled
fundraiser a week from Saturday,
March 24, when the junior varsity
will challenge the varsity in a 100-
inning game starting at 8 a.m. Most
of the game will be machine-pitch
although pitchers will get a bit of a
workout, too. Sponsors are needed
and the girls will be visiting area
businesses to solicit assistance with

This week Hardee's only game is
Friday at home against DeSoto, a
varsity-only game at 6 p.m. Next
week, Hardee visits Palmetto on
Tuesday and greets Santa Fe
Catholic on Thursday. On March
26, the Hardee varsity is home
against All Saints Academy. There
is a trip to DeSoto on March 29 and
visit from Sebring on March 30.
Against Booker last week,
Hardee left two aboard in the first
inning. With one down, Casey
Johnson and Danielle Hines both
drew walks but successive fielder's
choices eliminated the possibility
of scoring.
Booker got on the board first,
getting a run on a walk, stolen base
and a double. Kristina Garcia and
Krystin Robertson were stranded in
the top of the second when they
walked. Booker added three runs

As you look around on St. Patrick's Day. I bet you'll see green every-
What about on your plate or your menu? Did you know that green
foods are foods that have high contents of vitamins, minerals and nutrients?
Did you know that green fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of
potent phytochemicals such as lutein and indoles, which interest
researchers because of their potential antioxidant, health-promoting bene-
fits? These potent antioxidants help protect against certain cancers and help
maintain vision health and strong bones and teeth.
Phytochemicals, quite simply, are plant chemicals the full array of
chemicals found naturally in plants. These chemicals may explain why peo-
ple with high intakes of plant foods have a lower incidence of disease.
Phytochemicals may help prevent heart disease, cancer, menopausal symp-
toms and more.
Go green every day with fruits like avocados, green apples, green
grapes, honeydew, kiwifruit, limes and green pears; and vegetables like
asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, green cabbage, celery,
cucumbers, leafy greens, okra, peas, green pepper, spinach, sugar snap peas
and zucchini. Enjoy greens raw in salads or for snacks. Use vegetables raw
or steamed slightly to maximize nutrient and phytochemical content. Try
cooked veggies plain, in casseroles or on pasta.
So, no more excuses for not getting your greens! You can choose from
a wide variety of foods. Remember, dark green vegetables are loaded with
vitamins and minerals something we need every day.
For more information, contact the Hardee County Extension Office at
773-2164. Take steps to better health by increasing the green fruits and veg-
etables in your diet and celebrate St. Patrick's Day by eating the green!

on walks and hits. The Tornadoes
were up 4-0.
Hardee took the lead for good
with a five-run outburst in the top
of the third. Chelsey Steedley
walked, Johnson singled, Hines and
Amber Steedley both walked and
Garcia doubled. An error on a
Jaime Buckley hit kept runners
coming home. Hardee was up 5-4.
A walk left one batter on base for
The Lady 'Cats plated another
five runs in the top of the fourth,
with Chelsea Owens, the Steedley
sisters, Johnson and Hines coming
home. Johnson tripled and Amber
Steedley doubled during this go-
round. It was 10-4. Booker got a
solo score on a walk and pair of
Each team scored once in the
fifth frame. Hardee got its tally
when Chelsea Steedley walked,
stole second and third and raced
home on a Hines hit. For the
Tornadoes, it was a double and sin-
gle sandwiched around walks and
Neither team scored in the sixth
inning. Hardee picked up a trio of
insurance runs in the top of the sev-
enth. Owens and Chelsey Steedley
both walked and Johnson homered.
Hines doubled and Amber Steedley
singled but both were stranded.
Booker's rally fell far short, with
one run on a pair of walks and a
fielder's choice, making the final
tally 14-7.
Hardee played at Avon Park on
Thursday, scoring a pair of runs in
the first inning and four more in the
third stanza but unable to hold off
the Lady Red Devils in the 13-7
Leadoff batter Garcia singled
twice and Johnson, Dines and
Buckley each also had a pair of hits
for the Lady Wildcats. Garcia and
Johnson each came around to score
twice. For Buckley one hit was a
triple and one of Hines's hits was a
The week's finale was at home
Friday night against Mulberry.
Hardee was only able to score
twice in the 8-2 loss. Both runs
came in a seventh-inning rally,
when Hines and Amber Steedley
hit back-to-back singles and scored
on a Buckley sacrifice. Eleven
Hardee batters went down on
strikes as the Lady Panther hurler
found her groove early.

Of The Herald-Advocate
Going into the final week of
games, Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red
Sox appear to have a lock on the
season title.
Catching up on past unreported
games and last week, the Red Sox
are the only unbeaten squad with a
10-0 record.
Behind them are the Vols Cubs,
now at 9-3 after a pair of losses to
the Red Sox, followed by the Pete's
Pharmacy Athletics (A's), the C&B
Cattle Co Yankees and CF Indus-
tries White Sox, who are tied, and
the KMW Photo Devil Rays.
Last week's games began with
the Red Sox beating the Cubs 11-8.
Tomas Gomez was the only
extra-base hitter for the Red Sox as
he stroked a triple and a pair of sin-
gles. Keith Powell added a pair of
singles to score teammates al-
though he was stranded twice.
Cody Spencer was the only batter
to come all the way home all three
times he got on base. Gomez and
Zackary Battles each put a pair of
runs on the board and Marcus
Battles, Roby Paris, William
McClelland and Juan Martinez
added a run apiece.
For the Cubs, many players also
got into the game, with Jordon
Jones and Tyler Hewett each hitting
doubles. Leadoff batter Jones cir-
cled the bases twice and Aaron
Harrison, Kyndall Gough, Bradley
Brewer, Dylan Norwood, Kimberly
Derringer, Ryan Ham and Hewett
crossed home plate once each.
On Tuesday night, the White Sox
scurried past the Devil Rays 16-4.
Marco Deleon blasted a pair of
homers and a single for the White
Sox. Hunter Bryant and Deleon
each came around to score three
times. Jordan Rogers, Alex Clarke
and Zack Carranco were each twin-
tally batters. Devin Pearson,
Michael Olivar and Tanor Durden
each came home once. A Cesar
Fimbres triple and Clarke double
aided the cause.
Leadoff Mikey Heine was the
only two-score batter for the Devil
Rays. He had three hits. Tyler
Bragg followed that with two hits
and a run and Tim Perkins added a
run. Austin Walker was stranded
Thursday's game was the only
close encounter of the week, with
the Cubs edging the A's 8-6.
Hewett homered, singled and
walked to round the bases three

times for the Cubs. Norwood put a
pair of scores in the book and
Jones, Brewer and Cleston Sanders
each contributed a run. Quinton
Sanchez, Keifor Dedzoir and
Derringer were stranded twice
Leadoff batter Austin Altman
came around to cross home plate
twice for the A's. Jake Deanda dou-
bled and scored, and Jose
Gonzales, Frank Farias and Jacob
Olmos each chipped in with a run.
The Friday double-header added
wins for the White Sox and Red
In the early game, the White Sox
shut down the Rays 22-0 behind the
pitching of Deleon.
Deleon, Kevin Kunkel, Clarke
and Durden each rounded the bases

four times. Fimbres added three
scores and Byrant had two. Olivar
and Pearson added one each.
Dalton Bryant was the only Devil
Ray to stay on base, being stranded
in the fourth inning.
In the Friday nightcap, the Red
Sox skipped past the Yankees 14-2.
Spencer homered and Zachary
Battles tripled for the Red Sox.
They, Gomez, McClelland and
Marcus Battles came around to
score twice each. Kenneth Vargas,
Martinez and Powell each put a run
on the board.
For the Yanks, leadoff batter
Dylan Salas had a pair of hits. The
only batters to get all the way
around the bases were Tucker
Albritton and Cain Roman. Tyler
Helms was stranded twice.

Boy, why do you have to wear your pants so low?
There's a place for everything, and your pants don't belong
on the floor!
How are you going to run that football with your pants in
your hands?
You should have some respect.
Pull up those pants and be a man.
Funny how we want to do what we want to do,
but society has a plan designed especially for you.
Life can be hard, this I know is true.
Sometimes I know you think the devil has it in just for you.
And you think everyone's always picking on you.
How would you feel if I wore my skirt around my rump?
You'd be embarrassed and that's the way I feel about you.
So if you won't listen, that's up to you.
Just get out there and rake that yard, but remember it
would be easier if you raked it with your pants up.

-Juanita Middleton

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6D The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2007

Leading Lions Roar At HES

The faculty of Hilltop Elementary School selected students to be recognized as Leading Lions for
showing good character and citizenship. These Leading Lions shown above represent the kinder-
garten class. They are: (front row, from left) Abby Dominguez, Melissa Garcia, Maleo Maldonado,
Ivan Rodriguez, Ana Guevara, Alexandra Castillo and Leonel Duarte; (back row) Isaac Carmona,
Eduardo Arroyo, Jessica Bruno, Alauna Norwood, Adam Ornelas, Jose Villa Diaz, Cesar Rodriguez
and Beatriz Melecio-Flores.

These first-grade Leading Lions were recognized at the "Mane Event" at their school: (front row,
from left) Jose Montero, Adelina Luna-Muniz, Haylee Davis, Cristobal Suarez, Liliana Esquivel,
Payton Roberts and Shauna Norwood; (back row) Juan Guerrero, Shomarri Graham, Leyda
Calvillo, Dominique Rojas, Guadalupe Molina, William Derringer, Graciela Silvan and Ryan

Here are the second graders who were selected by the faculty to become Leading Lions. They
are: (front row, from left) Cindy Diego, Kailee Olmos, Vanessa Ortiz, Dominga Santiago, Vanessa
Deloera, Jordan Ragland, Braddock Collom and Efrain Martinez; (back row) Tainiqua Blandin,
Jason Alamia, Makayla Dickey, Jessie Sconyers, Yesenia Perez, Calee Jardine and Arianna

Students from the third grade whose good behavior and academics helped them to become
Leading Lions are: (front row, from left) Aretmio Galcicia, Clemente Delarosa, Leeanna Castanon,
Priscilla Garcia, Francisco Cortez, Armando Velasco and Florentino Pascual; (back row) Ryan
Gough, Rosaura Guido, Jennifer Campos-Molina, Emanuel Garcia, Mario Bautista, Emory Smith
and Erica Pascual.

Strength does not come from
physical capacity. It comes from
an indomitable will.
-Mahatma Gandhi

The absolute fundamental aim
is to make money out of satis-
fying customers.
-John Egan

Education is a kind of continu-
ing dialogue, and a dialogue
assumes, in the nature of the
case, different points of view.

This group of fifth graders represents their class as Leading Lions, they are: (front row, from left)
Angela Cortez, Josefina Armenta, Leah Cisneros, Alex Miller, Roberto Velasquez, Clifton Platt,
Mason Gough and Kaley Shepard; (back row) Marisol Paz, Tai'neshia Lewis, Esteban Suarez,
Paulo Hernandez, Brooke Tyson, Mariah Garcia, Maribel Deloera, Brooke Knight and Jessica

These proud fourth graders all became Leading Lidns after being selected by their teachers, they
are: (front row, from left) Ricky Delarosa, Madeleine Zamora, Daniel Moralez, Kimberly Derringer,
Jose Sanchez and Tracy Hudgins; (back row) Katrina Swindle, Sydney Surrency, Adan Vargas,
Frederick Torres, Daisy Lemus, Casey Leal, Jakaysha Lyndsey, Abigail Vargas and Claudio Luna-

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That is why we are are happy to offer you such classes as:
"Creating Peace in a Crazy World" taught by
Psychologist Connie Evans. This class is teaching you how
to deal with conflict. Then we have for women
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Rogers, for parents we have "The Three Chairs" by Bruce
Wilkinson. We also have "Experiencing the Cross" by
Henry Blackaby and "Doctrinal Study of Romans"
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These classes will be held on Sunday evenings
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Health care is an integral part of livestock management, so it makes
sense that we should maximizethefe(ectiveness of medications given by
storing and administering them p-F;erly. The most important thing to do
when purchasing a health care product is to carefully read the product label.
The label will provide you with allb heiriformation you need to know in
order to properly store and administethie product.
The following are some tips for using livestock health care products:

Check With Your Veterinarian Before administering any health
care product to your livestock, you are advised to consult your veterinari-
an. He is more familiar with the efficacy of different products and how they
apply to your particular situation.
Read The Label For Storage Instructions Determine whether the
product requires special storage (refrigeration or stored away from direct
sunlight). Lots of money is spent-every year on high quality medications
only to have them sit on the truck dashboard and become ruined.
If you need to use drugs that'require refrigeration out in the field,
transport them in a cooler filled with ice. The cooler will also serve to pro-
tect the product from direct sunlight.
Observe And Comply With Withdrawal Times Most livestock
eventually end up in the human food chain. The exceptions may be alpacas
and llamas when raised in the United States. Consider all livestock, includ-
ing dairy cattle, as human food. Never ship an animal to slaughter that has
been administered a health product whose withdrawal time has not expired.
Not only can this compromise human health, but it can result in severe
financial and legal consequences if detected.
Check The Expiration Date Never use a product whose expiration
date is expired. The product will be useless.
Check The Label For Age Requirements.- Some medications will
not work until the animal has attained a certain age. .
Purchase Only The Quantities Needed For Immediate Use -
Purchasing in bulk may lead to waste if a product cannot be used before the
expiration date. Remember that a vaccine cannot be saved once the con-
tainer is opened.
Do Not Combine Drugs Never mix two or more different prod-,.
ucts. In some cases, mixing products can actually diminish the effective-
ness of both products. If a combination that you want is not commercially
available, give separate injections of individual products.

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bottle, screw the syringe that you wish to use onto the needle, extract the
amount of product you require. Unscrew the syringe from the needle with-
out removing it from the bottle. Then screw on the needle to be used on the
Ideally a new needle should be used on each animal. Diseases such as
CAE in goats and leucosis in cattle can be transferred from one animal to
another through needles.
Thoroughly Mix The Product Be certain to thoroughly mix all
health care products prior to use according to label directions. It may be
necessary to periodically stop and shake the bottle again to prevent settling.
Do not shake violently.
Select The Correct Needle Size Correct needle size and length arc
important to ensure that a drug is administered correctly and with minima:
tissue damage.
Intramuscular (IM) injections (injected deep into a major muscle mass)
should be done with an 18 or 20 gauge needle, one to one-and- a-half inch-
es long for sheep or goats and 16 or 18 gauge, one to one-and-a-half inch-
es long for cattle.
'Subcutaneous (SQ) injections (injected under the skin) should be given
with an 18 or 20 gauge needle, half-inch to three-quarter-inch long for
sheep or goats, and 16 or 18 gauge, half-inch to three-quarter-inch long for
Expel Air From Syringes Prior To Injection Fill the syringe and
then force-out any air by pressing the liquid to the needle's tip (a small
amount of liquid should come out). Trapped air in the syringe may result in
incorrect dosages or leakage from the injection site.
Choose The Best Route Of Administration The label will indi-
cate the acceptable routes of administration. The label may specify one
route or it may suggest several options. When given an option, always
select subcutaneous (SQ) over intramuscular (IM). Subcutaneous injections
result in less tissue damage.than-intramuscular injections.
Choose The Best Injection Site The best injection location is one
where the product will generate the most benefit without risk of damage to
expensive cuts of meat or injury to the animal. Convenience should be the
last factor considered in choosing an injection site.
Preferred sites for intramuscular injections are the neck and triceps,
with the neck being preferable. Preferred sites for subcutaneous injections
are the neck, behind the shoulder in the elbow pocket, over the ribs and at
the tail head. Once again the neck is the most preferred site. Never give
injections in the loin or hind leg areas.
Be especially careful toavoid pricking yourself with the needle or
injecting the product iint yourself. This is especially important if using a
vaccine against orf in small ruminants or brucellosis in cattle.
Restraint Animals should be restrained properly to avoid danger
to livestock and personnel. A proper handling facility reduces bruising and
stress to livestock and facilitates delivery of injections.
Clean The Injection Site Be certain the injection site is clean and
free of mud and manure. Swab the injection site with alcohol if possible.
Avoid injecting into damp or wet skin.
Record The Date And Animal Identification This will allow you
to accurately determine that withdrawal times are adhered to and will help
you keep track of costs and identify chronically sick animals. Be certain to
write down the lot number of the product as well as the name of the indi-
vidual who administered the product.
In summary, health care products can constitute a sizable monetary
investment, so it makes sense to store and administer them correctly to
achieve maximum efficacy. Read the label for direction in storage and
administration. Choose an appropriate injection site and properly inject the
product as directed. Record the date, products) used and animals receiving
treatment in your record-keeping system.

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Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate

The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association

In the whirlwind we call the Florida citrus industry, growers must be
more astute and better managers that ever before.
Growing oranges at a profit is the objective, but to accomplish that
goal, growers must be savvy.politicians, hydrologists, chemists,'attorneys,
accountants and engineers, all while being" en'ifofmiental stewards and
having an overall knowledge of just about everything imaginable.
Gone are the days growers can simply grow oranges. Today's growers
must change with the eveVr-:-hanging industry or be left behind, which often
means facing fines and other regulatory actions because they have uninten-
tionally not followed some new rule.
Fortunately, the growers within our territory have assistance froin a
host of organizations and helpful regulatory agencies which are attempting
to make the changes more palatable. Few-enjoy..change, but the need to
change certainly has been made simpler through good coordination .of
efforts, agriculturally friendly regulators arid cost-share funding to aSsist
with making technological advances.
Coordination between state and regional agricultural associations has
never been better. There are so many agricultural issues today, represebta-
tives could work 24 hours a day, seven days a week and still not adequate-
ly cover all needs of agriculture. Working together, every grower in this
state has hundreds of people working on his behalf through state and
--regional organizations, as members, farmers, ranchers and growers pool
their strength to make bigger and better impact's'hithe heavy workload.
All organizations work hard to assure siusainable agriculture in
Florida. Techniques vary depending on the issue. Sometimes being concil-
iatory and working with policymakers and regulators brings better results.
Sometimes an issue is simply a deal breaker and concessions cannot. be
made. Even in those times, the relationship agriculture has built with legis-
lators and regulators is helpful.
Agency personnel can be troublesome if they don't take pride in their
jobs and work for a better solution for all. Typically, though, regulatory per-
sonnel are well trained and understanding of all facets of the issues. This
is where your agiicultuiral association representatives work best helping
educate those you interact with about agricultural production.
A good example of coordination and education is being played out
through the Peace River Cumulative Impact Study and the impending
report to Florida legislators. The process has made news from Polk County
to Lee County. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was
charged last session with completing the study and reporting back to -the
Legislature a plan for corrective actions.
The study, due to be complete in August, was finally published in
January, only one month from when the corrective report was due back to
the Legislature. It measured the changes to the watershed from 1940 to pre-
sent. Obviously, the changes are many and the report reflects changes com-
ing from everyone: mining, agriculture and every person now living in:the
Stakeholders have been meeting throughout the fall to create the plan,
obviously rushed because of the deadline set. Many of the meetings were
held right here in Hardee County with local representatives from agriCul-
ture, mining and county government participating on your behalf.
Now, the process is drawing public criticism and the Legislature is
being asked for a more comprehensive timeframe for the corrective plan to
be created. Obviously, we cannot go back in time, but hopefully together
and with mutual respect and understanding the river can be kept as a
resource for future generations to enjoy.
If you would like to learn more about the Peace River Cumulative
Impact Study and the. stakeholders meetings, view the document at Please note this is a very
large file and dial-up Internet customers will most likely not be able to
download the plan. To contact thli Florida Department of Environmental
Protection about the plan, call (850) 488-8217.

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All interested persons are hereby notified that Elliott Roberts is
requesting annexation of his property, located at the corner of
Terrell Road and LouisianaiStreet iinto theCiety o Walucihulacity
limits with a zoning cclassification 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 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 2,
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.



s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City,Commission
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk




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We've had our annual examination.

And the results couldn't be any better.
And the results couldn't be any better.



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