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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Thursday, March 22, 2007


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Authorities are searching for a
young Hispanic man who broke
into an elderly woman's home last
week, raping and robbing her.
Wanted on charges of home inva-
sion, robbery and sexual battery is
the man whose likeness is shown


here.
He is described as being in his
late teens to his early 20s. He is 5'
to 5'3" tall and weighs from 130 to
140 pounds.
The suspect is clean shaven, with
short black hair 1/2-inch to one-
inch long on the neck. He has
brown eyes, and a medium skin


tone with muscular arms.
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris Jr.
said the attacker was wearing blue
jeans, a black or dark blue sleeve-
less T-shirt, and a dingy white cap
with a curved bill that is frayed on
the edges. The cap displays what
could be fraternity symbols in


Greek in a maroon or red color.
It is the cap, Harris said, that
gives authorities the most hope for
an identification. "The cap was
well worn," the major pointed out.
"He's worn it a lot. Someone has
seen him in it. There has got to be
somebody out there who knows
who this guy is."


Harris said the cap was likely
worn daily by the man in the days
before the assault. Even if he has
discarded it since then, he has been
seen in it, and seen in it often
enough for someone to remember
him by it.
The sketches of the suspect pro-
vided here, both with and without a
cap, come from the woman's
description of her assailant. They
were generated by a computer pro-


gram in use at the DeSoto County
Sheriffs Office, Harris said.
"She's been a real trooper
through this whole ordeal," he said.
"She is right in there with us, trying
to provide us with every bit of
information she can think of."
But authorities also are actively
seeking information from the pub-
lic. Harris said a reward is being
offered through Heartland Crime
See SUSPECT 2A


Passion Play



Opens Here



This Weekend


.Computer-generated composite sketch of suspect. Renderings show man with and without cap.




Underage Girlfriend Brings Arrest


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 21-year-old man who climbed
in the window of his 13-year-old
girlfriend's bedroom now finds
himself behind bars.
Felix Sandoval Moreno, of


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INDEX
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SCourthouse Report........6C
Crime Blotter...................8A
SCommunity Calendar.....2A
SHardee Living.................2B
; Information Roundup....2A
Lunch Menus.................4B
Obits 4A
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Immokalee, has been arraigned in
Hardee Circuit Court on a charge of
lewd battery on a person under 16,
a second-degree felony punishable
by up to 15 years in prison and/or a
$10,000 fine.
He is currently being held in the
Hardee County Jail in lieu of
$5,000 cash or surety bond.
Moreno has pleaded not guilty to
the charge against him, and in a
brief hearing before Circuit Judge



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Temporary

Manager
By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green Mayor Perry
Knight on March 13 was approved
to be acting city manager following
a Feb. 18 single vehicle accident
that seriously injured city manager
David Elbertson.
Elbertson sustained several
injuries and was taken to Tampa
General Hospital and is expected
this week to go to a rehabilitation
center. City officials are hoping he
can come back to work for the city
in about six months.
City commissioner David
Durastanti made the motion for
Mayor Knight to be acting city
manager.
City commissioner Randy Mink
said he is licensed in water and
wastewater and would be glad to
help the city. Commissioner
Richard Barone also volunteered to
help the city.
City attorney Gerald Buhr said
the Town of Zolfo Springs and
Mulberry have offered to help the
city. Knight said Wauchula has
offered its assistance.
Building contractor Roger
Harrison asked the city commission
See MANAGER 2A


Marcus j. Ezelle on Tuesday after-
noon his case was continued until
April 3. Defending the suspect is
lawyer John Martinez.
Moreno was arrested by Cpl.
Matthew Whatley of the Wauchula
Police Department in the early
morning hours of Feb. 12.
Whatley had been called to the
Wauchula residence after an adult
woman there caught Moreno in the
13-year-old girl's bedroom after


midnight.
Police Chief William Beattie said
the girl told Whatley Moreno came
to her house at about 11:30 p.m. He
was bringing her pictures, she said.
Moreno did not want the girl's
family to know he was there, so he
climbed in her bedroom window,
Beattie said. The child's sister-in-
law, however, came into the room
and caught Moreno there. She
See ARREST 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Over 350 people and 200 animals
are gathering regularly at the
Cattleman's Arena.
It's the 20th year of the two-act,
three-hour multi-performance
drama "The Story of Jesus," which
begins its five-weekend run this
Friday night. All performances are
interpreted for the deaf by someone
on stage among the crowd, so hear-
ing-impaired visitors can enjoy the
play's action as well.
With over 250 in the cast and
many more in the stage crew, con-
cessions, parking, gates and child
care, this is probably the largest
volunteer endeavor in Central
Florida, with "one of the largest,
hardworking and cooperative
groups we've ever had. There are
people from over 30 churches
working in harmony. It's exciting,"
said event coordinator and play
author Mike Graham.
Tickets went on sale Feb. 26 for
the upcoming 10 performances,
March 23-24 and 30-31 and April
6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Tickets are
$11 for the extreme'outside sec-
tions of the stands and $15 for all
other seating. There is a $1 dis-
count for groups of 25 or more.
For this premiere weekend, and
to enable more local families to
attend the event, a special-offer
coupon allows children under 18 to
be admitted free along with paying


adults. The "Kid's Coupon" can be
found in an ad elsewhere in this
edition.
As he has done each of the years
since the drama evolved from a
one-church performance 20 years
ago to a three-hour nationally-
known Passion Play today, Graham
has made some changes.
Most noticeable will the greet-
ings at the parking lot when gates
open about 6 p.m. To set the atmos-
phere from the time people arrive,
various characters from the play
will hail people on their way to the
arena. It could be Roman soldiers
on horseback or even entering tour
buses to "accost" the riders and
bring them to the center. It could be
"residents" hurrying to Jerusalem
to pay their taxes.
Another addition this year is
hearing Herod decree to kill all the
children in the area of Jerusalem in
an attempt to get rid of the child-
King.
Then there will be the story of
Barrabas, an exciting action scene
with a horse chase and sword fight
culminating in the criminal's cap-
ture. He will be seen later in the
play when the crowd, stirred up by
the jealous Pharisees and
Sadducees, encourages them to free
Barrabas and crucify Jesus.
The three-hour drama cannot
begin until about 8 p.m. as many of
the scene require darkness. The
See PASSION PLAY 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON.
Elaborate sets, authentic costuming and hundreds of cast members and animals make "The Story of Jesus" a renowned produc-
tion, drawing visitors from near and far.


Suspect Sought In Home Invasion/Rape


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Spons Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTLAGO
Asst. Production Manager

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


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


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


LETrERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters
should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, dou-
ble-spaced and adhere to the above deadhnes. All items are subject to editing.
, ,


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Dorothy Carlton recently turned in a 1986 story about the Zolfo
Springs Post Office turning 100 years old on May 26, 1986.
The post office was established as Zolfo, located in then Manatee
County, in 1886 and the name was changed to Zolfo Springs in 1909. The
first postmaster was William J. Carroll.
In 1986 the postmaster was Harold Cook, who was assisted by clerks
Patsy Hughes, Sonny Judah," Glenna Irby, carriers Pete Hughes, Hattie
Wilson, Larry Pelton, and custodian Dorothy Roberts.

There will be a wild horse and burro adoption May 11-13 in Ocala. For
-more information call 866-4MUSTANGS or go to wildhorseand-
burro.blm.gov. This is through the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau
of Land Management.

Lake Placid High School recently hired a new head football coach. His
name is Timothy Grant, an assistant coach at Fort Meade High School.
Lake Placid went 6-24 the past three seasons under head coach Shaw
Maddox, who had won a state football title at two different high schools in
Florida.
Grant was chosen from among 30 applicants and has'beehnahead coach
in New York and South Carolina, according to the March 15 Lake Placid
Journal.

An anonymous person recently sent a note expressing satisfaction to
see a meth dealer get a 30-year-prison term and thanked the judge.
"I am glad to see the public and the judges are finally waking up about
drug dealers and saying enough is enough. My family has been almost anni-
hilated by the drug world thanks to people like him (the meth dealer)."

There is a lot of talk about growth in Hardee County.
Wauchula city manager Rick Giroux says Wauchula's population could
double in the next six to eight years, and the city is pursuing a tripling of
the sewer plant capacity, a large expansion of the water system, and an
improved electrical substation.
A developer for proposed Torrey Groves predicts nearly 700 resi-
dences, a large grocery store and smaller business southeast of South
Florida Community College.
A Little Cypress developer has proposed 321 new residential units east
of Zolfo Springs.
A Vandolah Estates developer has proposed 1,249 new residences on
582 acres several miles east of Wauchula.
And now there is a proposed development that could double the cur-
rent population of the county, which now has about 27,000 people. This
could be up to 11,000 new residences in a planned community five miles
southeast of Zolfo Springs. The project is called Sweetwater Ranch and
would be on 7,000 to 8,000 acres.
Sweetwater Ranch developers would build schools for the county and
include a large shopping network of businesses.
One big housing proposal at the northeast corner of SR 64 and S.
Florida Avenue west of Zolfo Springs has apparently died, the property is
being foreclosed\
Hardee's population includes about 1,500 prisoners at Hardee
Correctional Institution west of Fort Green.
Hardee's school enrollment has remained at about 5,000 for the past 10
years.
If most of these proposed projects actually occur, Hardee County will
no longer remain a small rural county dominated by agriculture and phos-
phate mining. Mining, of course, is a temporary land use, and how recla-
mation occurs is very important.


MANAGER
Continued From 1A
to honor the old sewer and water
impact fees on two new homes he
has built on Byran Ave. across from
the cemetery. He got permits for the
two homes in September and start-
ed construction in late October.
The commission passed new
impact fees Jan. 29, 2007, for new
homes of $1,650 for water and
$1,736 for sewer, a total of $3,386,
which is about $2,500 higher than
the old fees.
Harrison said he had already
priced the two homes and has sold
one with the other under contract.
The homes and lots are priced at
about $150,000. The commission
took the matter under advisement.
Harrison said he would pay the
new fees or a third house he plans
to build in the city.
The commission approved the
first reading of an ordinance
regarding indemnification of third
parties and similar arrangements.
Ed Leonard, a certified public
accountant with CS&L, said the
city had an excellent audit for the
2006 year. Mayor Knight praised
the city employees.


PASSION PLAY
Continued From 1A
play recreates the life of Christ
Jesus from the prophecies of His
birth through His arrival in
Bethlehem, ministry, .arrest, trial,
crucifixion, death, resurrection and
Second Coming.
Animals taking part are horses,
camels, sheep, goats, cattle, dogs,
donkeys, chickens, pigeons and
doves. The animals move along the
dusty streets of Judea along with
the actors.
The 350-foot stage with huge
backgrounds of Herod's palace and
the Temple in Jerusalem also shows
the streets, Jordan River and other
scenes. It includes over 200 props
to be assembled and hundreds of
costumes to be made, and repaired,
during the performances.
Going to the Website www.story-
of jesus.com for tickets will also
enable people to see video clips of
past performances and get a feel for
the detail and authenticity of the
drama. Or purchase .by mail to
Power & Light Productions, P.O.
Box 97, Wauchula FL 33873 or by
phone at 375-4031.


ARREST
Continued From 1A
became upset and police were
called to the scene.
In talking with the girl, Whatley
was told Moreno had come to her
home the night before, again climb-
ing in her bedroom window. The
girl said both of them undressed
and got into her bed. There, they
engaged in sexual relations, Beattie
alleged.
Afterward, Moreno stayed "a
Sfew more hours" before leaving,
the girl told police.
When questioned, the girl said
she knew Moreno to be 20 years
old. She also said the two of them
did not use any form of protection.
After talking with the girl,
Whatley arrested Moreno and
transported him to the Hardee
County Jail.
There, with the help of an inter-
preter, Moreno allegedly admitted
going to the girl's house at about 1
a.m. on Sunday, taking off his
clothing and having relations with
the girl.
He said no other sexual activity
took place, and that the one occa-
sion was the only occurrence. No
such activity took place on the
night he was discovered in the girl's
bedroom, he said.
Moreno remains in custody
pending trial.
Having sexual relations with an
underage person is a crime, as a
child is not legally able to give con-
sent.







THURSDAY, MAR. 22
VHardee County School
Board, former Hardee Junior
High Media Center, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, work-
shop on ninth grade 4 p.m., reg-
ular meeting 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23
V"The Story of Jesus", Pas-
sion Play, Cattlemen's Arena,
intersection of Altman and Sten-
strom roads, Wauchula, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAR. 24
VHardee County Players,
"Come Blow Your Horn,"Historic
City Hall Auditorium, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 7:30 p.m.
V"The Story of Jesus",
Passion Play, Cattlemen's
Arena, intersection of Altman
and Stenstrom roads, Wau-
chula, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25
VHardee County Players,
"Come Blow Your Horn," Histo-
ric City Hall Auditorium, 225 E;
Main St., Wauchula, 2:30 p.m.


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Free Training
Made Available
The Lake Placid Campus of
South Florida Community Col-
lege will be offering construction
training for fred. It is a 10-week
course, 'and placement assis-
tance is available upon comple-
tion.
Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday through Thurs-
day. The next class meets on
March 26; space is limited. For
more information or to reserve a
space, call the Heartland Work-
force One-Stop Center at 863-
385-3672, extension 229.

Register For
Youth Baseball
The Bowling Green Youth
Sports Group will close registra-
tion for the 2007 baseball and
tee-ball season on Saturday at
Pyatt Park in Bowling Green.
Final registration will be from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applications will be available
for anyone wanting to be an offi-
cer, coach or member. All appli-
cations for players must include
birth certificate and the registra-
tion fee. There will be a volun-
teer coaches and officers meet-
ing at the park starting at 6 p.m..
For more information, call (863)
375-3338.

Senior Class
Performs 'Grease'
The Class of 2007 will be per-
forming the original "Grease"
musical next weekend. Opening
night will be Friday, March 30, at
7:30 p.m. Other performances
will be Saturday, March 31, at
the same time and Sunday, April
1, at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and profits go
toward Project Graduation. T-
shirts are also on sale for $20.
Cast members and perfor-
mance dates are on the T-shirts.
To pre-order tickets or purchase
a T-shirt, contact the high school
at 773-3181.


SUSPECT
Continued From 1A


Stoppers. Callers, he added, can
remain totally anonymous.
Call the Sheriffs Office at 773-
4144 or call Crime Stoppers toll-
free at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
"Callers will be eligible for a
cash reward," Harris reminded.
"Hopefully, that will bring some-
body forward who didn't know that
what he or she knows is something
of importance. Anything could be
important."
Harris urges people to come for-
ward with any bit of information.
"We want people to realizet~gsl
could have been their mother.
"We really want this guy off the
street. We can assume he's a ltetty
dangerous individual," the major
said.
Harris said the attack occurred
last Thursday sometime just before
3 a.m. The house, he said, is a sin-
gle-family residence in eastern
Wauchula Hills.
The man gained entry by break-
ing the glass in a small window at
the front of the house next to the
carport. He climbed inside that
window, landing in the living room
area, Harris said.
A woman who lives in the home
was in the bathroom at the time.
Her attacker found her there, grab-
bing her arm and speaking to her in
Spanish. He carried a knife, which
Harris described as a long kitchen
knife with a serrated edge.
With the knife in one hand, he
took the woman into her bedroom,
pushed the covers off the bed and
threw her down on it, Harris said.
She struggled in an attempt to get
away, but could not escape him.
There, he raped her, Harris said.
The woman is 77 years old.
After assaulting the woman, the



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man took money from her purse,
which was in the kitchen, and then
left out the front door.
Harris said the woman called the
911 emergency line at 3:17 a.m.
~.iThe first deputy, Jamie Wright, was
on the scene within five minutes, he
said.
The victim was transported by-
ambulance to Florida Hospital
Wauchula, where she was exam-
ined and then released. Harris said
she suffered no other injuries in
addition to the rape.
Meanwhile, law enforcement
personnel set up a crime-scene
perimeter. Tracking dogs were
brought in, Harris said, and they
trailed the suspect westward to the
middle of Wauchula Hills about
three or four blocks away. But, he
added, the suspect was not found.


Officers stayed on the case
despite the end of their shifts,
Harris noted. "The night squad got
off, but stayed out there with the
day squad. We're pretty much using
all our resources on this' We're
hopeful we will come up with
something. We feel we have sub-
stantial evidence."
Det. Russell Conley is lead
investigator in the case.
Officers are knocking on doors
and visiting gathering spots in the
area. They are showing people the
sketches and interviewing them.
"We're just out there looking and
talking, trying to get a lead on who
this guy is. We want to get that one
person who knows him and knows
where he went.
"We're working it real hard, very
diligently," Harris concluded. "We
want him."


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A year ago today,
my life was hugely shakened.
A year ago today,
my dear friend was taken.
A year ago today,
my heart skipped a beat.
A year ago today,
Heaven filled one more seat.
A year ago today
I screamed, yelled and cried.
A year ago today,
I couldn't stand the pain inside.
A year ago today,
-a... life was torn away.
A year ago today,
I vowed someone would pay.
A year ago today,
you are still missed and loved.
A year ago today
you met the Man above. -
A year ago today,
in our hearts is where you stay.
I can't believe it's been a year ago today.

Crystal Moses
Marshfield, Mo.

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By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
James "Skipper" Calder will be
delivering a sermon from a saddle
through Cowboy-Up Ministry
every Sunday beginning this week.
Calder began Cowboy-Up Mini-
stry last year, and since then has
been traveling through Central
Florida teaching biblical principles
and relating his sermon to horse
training. The ministry has found a
permanent home in Hardee County
and Calder will be delivering this
message locally every week.
Beginning this weekend, Cow-
boy-Up Ministry will be meeting at
the Cattleman's Arena on Sunday


mornings from 10 to noon.
Doughnuts and coffee will be avail-
able at 10 a.m., and Calder will
begin at 10:30 a.m..
The ministry will meet here dur-
ing the weeks "The Story of Jesus"
is in production. Calder will be
delivering a four-week series titled
"How to Control Your Mind" and
"How to Control Your Horse's
Mind." April 15 will be the last
Sunday Cowboy-Up Ministry
meets at the arena.
On April 29, Cowboy-Up
Ministry will be moving to its per-
manent home at Cracker Trail
Arena, which is located on State
Road 66 about 10 miles east of U.S.


COURTESY PHOTO
James "Skipper" Calder is pictured above preaching from
horseback, which he will be doing every Sunday through
Cowboy-Up Ministry starting this weekend.


17 in Zolfo Springs. The ministry
will keep its same breakfast and
service times.
Calder has lived in Hardee
County all of his life. He has
taught children's Sunday School,
adult Bible Study and has preached
from the pulpit in his preacher's
absence. He began preaching from
horseback through Randy John-
son's Reality Ranch Ministry,
which helped him create Cowboy-
Up Ministry.
Cowboy-Up Ministry is seeking
animal lovers and outdoors people
who are eager to learn about horse
training and biblical principles.
As an evangelistic outreach for
Hardee County, Cowboy-Up Mini-
stry is sponsored by New Begin-
nings Ministry. According to
Calder, the ministry's purpose is
"to spread the 'good news' and the
'power to live it.' Calder ex-
plains, "Helping people understand
horse leadership helps them under-
stand God's leadership."
In addition to a Sunday service,
Cowboy-Up Ministry will host
horseback riding and horse training
events for the community.
For more information about
Cowboy-Up Ministry, contact
Calder at 781-2281 or visit the Web
site at www.cowboyupministry.-
com.


A thief broke into a shoe store,
stole the shoes out of the boxes,
and put the boxes back in place.
When the customers came in to
be served, the clerks pulled out
box after box, only to find them
empty.
Life for so many is like those
shoe boxes-empty!
"I have everything to live with,"
cried a young man, "but nothing to
live for. Life is empty." What
seemed sweet became bitter. His
lust became disgust. His drugs
became despair.
Do you want a life that's full,.
free and fascinating? Look to the
Lord. He said, "My purpose is to
give life in all its fullness."


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Obituaries


American Cancer Society


Hosts Wauchula Open House


LEONARD EARL
NORTHUP SR.
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 received friends
Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8 at
the funeral home. Services were
held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church, 6210 Mt.
Pisgah Road, Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade




CONSTANCE LEE HARRIS
Constance Lcee Harris, 69, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, March 18,
2007, at the Rohr Home in Bartow.
Born March 6, 1938, in Denver,
Colo., she became a lifelong resi-
dent of Bartow and Fort Meade.
She worked as a waitress for 30
years and was a member of Lake
Buffum Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Wayne Graham.
She is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Diane
Harris of Fort Meade; four sisters,
Rena Belle Clanton and Alice Hall,
both of Bartow, and Corine
Manning and Francis Matthews,
both of Denver, Colo.; one grand-
son, Nick Harris of Fort Meade;
and four great-grandchildren,
Tiffany McCall, Bradley Perez,
Maira Perez and Joshua Lyle, all of
Fort Meade. ,
Visitation was set for Wednesday,
March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
McLean Funeral Home. Services
are today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at
Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow,
with the Rev. Joe Parrish officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Wildwood Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



JAMES "JIM" BUTLER
James "Jim" Butler, 79, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, March 20,
2007 at Sarasota Memorial
Hospital.
He was a resident of Wauchula
for 27 years coming from Belle
Glade. He supervised the hospital
laboratory for many years when it
was Hardee Memorial. He retired
from the U.S. Navy after 20 years
of service and served in the Korean
Conflict.
He is survived by his wife
Franka; one daughter, Peggy
Atwell of Ocala; one sister, Evelyn
North of Ormond Beach and two
nephews, Fred North Jr. of Ormond
Beach and John North of Winter
Garden.
Visitation will be held today
(Thursday) at Brant Funeral
Chapel. Services will be held on
Friday at the Brant Funeral Chapel
at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in
the Wauchula Cemetery.
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PHOTOS BY BRETT JARNAGIN
The Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer Society held an open house late last year.
Dressed in pink for the theme of "Tickled Pink" are (from left) Marilyn Morris, Rebecca Wilson,
Rachel Robinson, Diane Smith and Denise Benavides.


Cynthia Dunlap helps Raj Maharajh fill out paperwork for the Relay For Life, the yearly cancer
benefit walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended March 15, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,694 compared to
6,873 last week and 6,419 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower; feeder steers and feeder heifers
steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 135.00-195.00
300-400 lbs., 117.00-170.00; and
400-500 lbs., 103.00-137.50.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs., 118.00-185.00;
300-400 lbs., 100.00-125.00; and
400-500 Ibs., 94.00-115.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 43.00-48.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-62.00.





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Letter To The Editor

Cats Can Adapt To The

World Around Them


Dear Editor:
It was instructive to read in the
Ellis's letter to you that they
believe cats are stupid! "' -ause they
can be enticed to enter a baited trap.
Well, so can birds and rabbits and
humans, given the right bait.
Yet cats have been getting along
in this world for a good many cen-
turies, so they must not be too
dumb. Anything that can keep
going in a changing world for mil-
lions of years is intelligent enough
for all its needs. And come to think
of it, who is more helpless when
lost in the woods, a man or a cat?
Yes, cats do catch and eat birds,
but so do snakes, hawks and man.
The world's greatest predator is
man himself. He alone possesses
the power and the inclination to kill


The open house, held at the Hardee County Unit's office on West Main Street in downtown
Wauchula, allowed visitors to gain an insight into the services that the American Cancer Society
can provide for those who are touched by the disease. Marion Stuart, area patient service repre-
sentative for post-diagnostics, and Denise Benavides, pre-diagnostics, stand with a selection of
wigs that chemotherapy patients may come and pick up for free.


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the
Hardee County Herald and The
Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
Former Friends Met Here After
41 Years: A few days ago it was the
very great pleasure and surprise of a
:Wauchula man to meet two of his
'old schoolmates, one of whom he
:had not seen in 41 years and the
:other in 37 years.
Last week N.H. Carter, of
Wallace, N.C., and P.M. Clement,
of Charleston, S.C., walked into the
:office of Col. A. Yancy Teachy in
:the Carlton Bank. It was the first
time the Wauchulan had seen Carter
since 1891 and Clement since 1895.
Work On Golf Course Progress-
ing Rapidly: Work on the golf
course being constructed just east
of Peace River is progressing rapid-
ly now and two holes will be ready
for play about May 1, according to
Troy Shultz, who is in charge of
construction.
Greens number one and four will
be completed today, and Mr. Shultz
States that black dirt found in the
river swamp is being hauled and put
on the green and tee offs.
Tornadoes Kill 329 In Southern
States: Tornadoes swept through
five Southern states Monday night,
leaving a toll of 329 dead and an
injured list of more than 2,500 with
7,000 left homeless.
The greatest loss of life was in
'Alabama, where 260 were counted
dead. Georgia had 37, Tennessee
18, South Carolina three and


Kentucky two. Property damage
will run into the millions and
already the work of clearing away
the debris and rebuilding is under
way.
50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Girls On Winning Glee
Club: Three Wauchula girls are
members of the Delta Zeta Sorority
whose Glee Club won first place for
the third consecutive year in the
annual Campus Sing sponsored by
honorary music fraternities and
sororities.
Misses Sylvia Ann Warren and
Jan James are members of the
Sorority Glee Club and Judith
Linder is the accompanist. Winning
first place this year entitles them to
keep the cup.
Zolfo Springs Man Completes
"Booting": James R. Stewart, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Julian M. Stewart
of Route 1, Zolfo Springs, graduate7
ed from recruit training at the end of
last month at the Naval Training
Center in Great Lakes, Ill.
The nine weeks of "boot camp"
includes drill and instruction in sea-
manship, gunnery, life saving, sea
survival, boat handling and the use
of small arms. Following two
weeks' leave, graduates report to
shipboard duties or service schools
depending on their qualifications.
Engagement Announced: Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Senterfitt, of Wau-
chula, are announcing the engage-
ment of their daughter, Joanne
Murphy, to Charles Pendarvis, of
Winter Haven.
The bride-elect is a senior at
Hardee County High School.


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hungry.
The whole issue boils down to a
matter of outlook. For those of us
who love animals, we look upon
them with admiration. For those
who do not, the presence of a dog
or a cat becomes an annoyance and
a distraction.
Several years ago, when Dr.
Palmer kept German shepherds,
one of them came into my yard one
morning with a cut foot, and
walked around under the carport
leaving a trail of bloody footprints.
I did not phone Animal Control, but
I did take him to a veterinarian to
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pets as family; this has been a way
of life among us for a very long.
time. law or no law. We do nol need'
the law to tell us the neighborly
thing to do..
As for feeling sorry for me, save;
your sympathy. You are the ones to
be pitied, not me. When you say of
yourselves that you are good peo-
ple, that is a striking statement, and.
you have only your own word for
it.
I could say of myself that I am a
good man, and that others ought to
recognize it, but I would feel rather
sheepish in doing so.
I prefer to let others judge me the
best way they see fit, and thus leave
my self-respect intact.
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March 22, 2007, The Heiald-Advocate 7A,


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly


When I moved to Gainesville last August to attend the University of
Florida I knew there were going to be some major adjustments in my life.
However, I did not imagine how rarely I would get to hunt. I went from
hunting almost every weekend my whole life to only a few times the entire
season last fall.
I did not get to hunt at all during archery season. During muzzle-load-
ing I was able to go one afternoon for about three hours. General gun was
about the same as I was only able to go a few times. Luckily enough I was
able to get a buck and a gobbler during Thanksgiving break on the same
morning.
So as most college students were planning to spend their spring break
lying on the beach somewhere I had other plans in mind.
I was going turkey hunting.
It turns out my spring break started the day before my brother Jeremy
(who is my roommate and also attends UF) and I had a hunt permit for
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area.
I spent the weeks leading up to this hunt daydreaming in class waiting
to get out of overcrowded Gainesville and into the woods.
We got down there Friday afternoon and set up camp and headed into
the woods in hopes of finding a gobbler to get after the next morning.
After walking a few miles down the creek Jeremy and I split up to roost
different areas.
I found a good-looking spot where the creek bed had dried up and had
a small meadow on one side of it. After hunting turkeys for several years
it was just one of those places that I knew was going to be good.
I sat down against a tree and waited for the sun to start sinking and the
turkeys to hopefully come roost close to me.
;* When I say close I mean close enough to hear or see, but without get-
ting too close for the birds to see me and get scared.
SIt turns out that I must be pretty good at picking out a roost.
About 30 minutes before dark a big gobbler appeared out of nowhere
a mere eight yards in front of me.
I was wearing full camo and a face mask, but he knew something was


From The Board Room
By Gina Neuhofer .
School Board Member


Hello, and welcome to From The Board Room. I am pleased to intro-
duce this new feature column.
The School District of Hardee County is preparing for an accreditation
visit in 2008 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
SACS CASI is the largest accrediting agency in the world, and one of only
six agencies that accredit both public and nonpublic educational institu-
tions. Accreditation by this organization is recognized throughout the world
as a symbol of quality in education.
The Hardee County School District is seeking accreditation for all our
schools. Having accreditation demonstrates that our school district is com-
mitted to raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learn-
ing environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation.
Accreditation benefits students who participate in specific sports pro-
grams; apply for federal and state grants and scholarships; or seek admis-
sion to military programs, colleges and other post-secondary institutions
that require students to come from regionally accredited schools.
:: .One of the first steps toward accreditation was the crafting of a new
vision statement for our district. Over 25 faculty, staff and parents attended
a two-day workshop to discuss ideas and forge a vision for the future. At
the completion of the workshop, a writing team consisting of Jan Beckley,
principal of Zolfo Springs Elementary; Kathy Clark, assistant principal at
Bowling Green Elementary; Dale Wolgast, assistant principal at North
Wauchula Elementary; and myself compiled all the draft statements into
one final draft. At its Feb. 19 meeting, the School Board unanimously voted
to accept the new vision statement for the district.
Research demonstrates that student success is dependent on commit-
ment from all those involved in a student's life, and the committee wanted
to reflect that in the vision. Please join me in celebrating the new vision
statement for the Hardee County School District:
"Building learning partnerships with home, school, and community to
ensure personal and academic excellence."
The School Board of Hardee County welcomes you to work with us to
make our vision a reality. Until next time, see you in the Board Room.


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not right. Whatever he thought I was he knew I was not supposed to be
there.
After about a five-second stare-down the bird turned around and did a
semi-circle around me. I knew he saw me but did not seem over-scared. He
just knew something was not right.
As he was walking off I noticed he had seven hens with him that were
feeding about 30 yards in front of me.
They began to take the same path as the gobbler, and once again when-
ever they got to within 10 yards the lead hen jerked her head up and began
to stare me down.
The other six hens with her did the same.
They were not near as wary as the gobbler and instead of being fright-
ened they seemed curious.
One of the hens began to walk closer and closer until she finally
stopped about three feet away. I was afraid she was going to start pecking
me to see if I would move.
I had never been this close to a wild turkey and was too afraid to blink
my eyes and had to take very small breaths so it did not see my chest mov-
ing.
I knew the turkeys should fly up at any minute so I did not want them
to get scared off.
I heard the gobbler fly up about 150 yards behind me and wanted to
keep the hens close.
All of a sudden the whole flock flew up to roost while standing within
10 yards of me. They were so close in the trees I had to wait until total
darkness before I could leave or they would fly off.
Darkness finally came, and I was able to ease out from under them.
While all this was taking place there was another gobbler that kept
gobbling from his roost about 300 yards in front of me.
I met up with Jeremy, and he did not see anything so he planned on
going after the second bird in the morning.
We began our two to three-mile walk out of the woods back to camp.
If any of you have ever been in a real cypress swamp you know how
every direction looks the same.
We began to follow the creek but I knew a shorter way back to camp
than following the winding stream.
Somehow we took the wrong turn and our 45-minute walk back to
camp turned into a two-hour trek through some of the thickest woods I have
ever been in.
We finally drug ourselves back to camp at nine o'clock. And rerhem-
ber this was before the time changed.
Luckily my dad and younger brother Jonathan had made it to camp and
had a hot dinner waiting on us.
The next morning we woke up two and a half hours before daylight to
start our hike back into the woods.
I knew exactly where I wanted to set up for the gobbler I had seen the
evening before.
I was about 50 yards away from the hens in the opening along the creek
bed. I knew the gobbler would want to get his hens back first thing in the
morning.
We got to our spot about an hour before daylight, and I set up and
pointed Jeremy, who had Jonathan with him, in the direction of the other
gobbler I had heard.
As it began to break day the turkey I sent Jeremy after began to gobble
several times. The one I was hunting did not gobble at all.
Before I thought it was even time for the turkeys to fly down off the
roost I saw my gobbler running towards me down the creek. I got ready and
whenever he got to 35 yards and gave me a good shot I pulled the trigger
and down he went.
I couldn't believe it. I had never had a hunt work so perfectly. Last year
it took me until the next to last week of the season to get a bird, and this
year I got one just minutes after daylight on my first day of hunting.
Jeremy had turkeys all over him, including one in the actual tree he and
Jonathan chose to sit under. They could see the gobbler and about four oth-
ers sitting in the trees, but they flew down and went the other way.
Unfortunately Jeremy wasn't able to get one that weekend.
I couldn't have picked a better way to spend my spring break.

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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Wauchula, City Commission meeting for April 91h
has been moved to April 2nd, 2007 at 6:00 RM. The meeting
will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 E.
Main St. Wauchula, FL 33873.

The above listed facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any
person needing to make special arrangements, please
notify the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David Royal
Mayor

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Welcome to the newest department of your weekly paper. If many of
you were like my family, you went into town late Wednesday afternoon to
pick up the weekly paper, maybe sat down with your evening coffee and
began to get caught up on the community happenings.
Museum Musings will get you caught up on some of the history of
flardee County as well as items that are housed in the Cracker Trail
Museum at Pioneer Park. Our acquisitions are displayed and identified in
such a way that it would not be unusual for many of you to discover a pic-
ture or possession in which your ancestor was included or perhaps used.
Maybe an introduction would be in order. I am the newest curator of
Cracker Trail Museum, being an employee of Hardee County for two years,
but only at the museum since October. My family first came to Hardee
County in the 1950s and I graduated from Hardee High School in 1965, so
I, too, have many fond memories of the area.
Cracker Trail Museum was opened by the Peace River Valley
Historical Society in June 1967. The June 16th edition of The Herald-
Advocate reported that the "society is stocking the museum" and that
'"items still needed include early Hardee County cattle brands, old pho-
tographs, and items connected directly with pioneer culture of the valley."
It further stated that significant displays received included Remington
prints by the famed cowboy artist and the Hickey Branch mammoth repli-
ca parts reproduced by the Smithsonian Institution that were uncovered by
Mitchell Hope's Boy Scout Troop No. 410.
Hardee County residents opened their closets, chests and scrapbooks in
the years that followed, and Cracker Trail Museum now boasts a collection
df well over 3,500. This not only includes the items on the society's origi-
nal "wish list" but many others that once belonged to the grandparents,'
great-grandparents, neighbors and friends of our community. All of these
acquisitions have been gently cared for and displayed in a fashion that is
most respectful of the person to whom it originally belonged.
What began as a dream for the preservation of Hardee County history
and a showcase to our future generations has become a reality. Many visi-
tors have commented that Cracker Trail Museum is one of the nicest and
well-organized museums that they have seen. That continues to be our goal,
and I hope we can count on all of you to visit us if you have not done so.
What does the future hold for Cracker Trail Museum? That's where all
of you can help. The newest project will be that of collecting "oral histo-
pies" from Hardee County residents. Appointments will be made for you to
come to the museum, sit in the rocking chair, and talk about the things that
you remember as a child growing up in Hardee County.
Those 20- or 30-minute remembrances will be videotaped and trans-
ferred to DVDs. The collection will include each of the participants remi-
niscing and the DVD will be played daily at the museum for your enjoy-
ment. Our visitors will be able to view some of their relatives and neigh-
bors sitting and talking about those times gone by. What better way could
there be to add to our already historic collection than to include the voices
and faces of those who have stories to accompany the artifacts?
I hope this will spark your interest in Pioneer Park's Cracker Trail
Museum. Perhaps on Wednesday evening when you pick up your weekly
newspaper, you will look for this column to read about new acquisitions at
the museum or learn a piece of history that you may not have previously
known. And most of all, that you will take an interest in the Oral History
Project that Cracker Trail Museum is sponsoring, and call for an appoint-
Inent that will be convenient for you.
Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
March 18, Herminio Reyes, 22, of 2705 U.S. 98, Fort Meade, was
arrested by Dep. Manny Zuniga and charged with trespassing.
March 18, Victor Manuel Martinez, 34, of Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a trespassing charge.
March 18, vehicles were reported stolen from Celebration Church and
from Lisa Drive.

March 17, Chris Miles Frantz, 43, of 1244 Second St. N., St.
Petersburg, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. James Cloud on an
out-of-county warrant.
March 17, Noe Castellanos, 27, of 705 Harold Ave., Lehigh Acres,
was arrested by Sgt. John Adler and charged with driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.
March 17, Pedro Perez, 30, of 2150 Stanfield Road, Wauchula, was
booked into the county jail on a disorderly intoxication charge.

March 16, Gumercindo Rosas, 33, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery by Dep. Jerry Rutledge.
March 16, Jorge Villanueva Torres, 18, of 315 SR 62, Country Manor
Apartments, Bowling Green, was arrested on a DUI charge by Dep. Brian
Albritton.
March 16, Bruce Alan Hubbell, 18, of 503 Indiana Ave., Wauchula,
was booked into jail on a criminal mischief charge.
March 16, Cherye Darlene Whidden, 47, of 3675 Keene Road, Ona,
was jailed on a contempt of court charge by Dep. Nathan Woody.

March 15, Marco Huerta-Casillas, 19, of 828 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula,.
was arrested by Sgt. John Adler, Wauchula Ofc. Robert Spencer and:.
Bowling Green Ofc. Scott Grace on four counts of contempt of court, five
counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, posses-.
sion of marijuana with intent to sell, two counts aggravated assault, pos-
session of amphetamine with intent to sell, criminal mischief, smuggling
contraband into a correctional facility, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession-of liquor by a person under 21.
March 15, Alberto Gonzalez, 20, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on an out-of-county warrant.
March 15, a vehicle was reported stolen from CR 663.

March 14, Benjamin Method, 38, of 2029 First St., Washington, D.C.,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on a shoplifting charge.
March 14, Armando Hernandez, 22, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested for allegedly possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.
March 14, Lashondra Barbitt Baker, 32, of 838 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested on a non-support charge by Dep. Shane Ward.
March 14, break-ins were reported at homes on Raccoon Road and
Rigdon Road.

March 13, Jose Luis Martinez, 24, of 1320 Oak Street Apartments,
Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with culpable neg-
ligence.
March 13, Jarrod Luvear Oliver, 22, of 619 W. Grape St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a probation violation charge.
March 13, John S. Fuston, 44, of 3919 Dixiana Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a non-support charge.


March 12, Timmy Joe King, 36, of 3474 SR 64, Wauchula, was
booked into the jail by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on an out-of-county warrant.
March 12, alleged probation violations brought the arrests of Gabriel
Gutierrez, 45, of 310 Tangerine St., Bowling Green, and Shanoh Marie
Armstrong, 30, of 229 Angeles Road, Debary.
March 12, Calaster Junior Thomas, 59, P.O. Box 1753, Wauchula, was
arrested on a non-support charge by Dep. Joe Marble.

WAUCHULA
March 18, Luis Cardova, 25, of 709 56th Ave. E., Oneco, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. Chris Leconte on an out-of-county warrant and on a charge of
resisting arrest without violence.
March 18, Juan Manuel Mendez-Martinez, 24, of 3080 Hickory Ct.,
Zolfo Springs, was jailed by Ofc. Matthew Whatley on a DUI charge.
March 18, a vehicle was reported stolen from Downing Circle.

March 17, Amado Palafox, 18, of 628 Hickory St., Arcadia, was
arrested by Sgt. Chris Leconte on a charge of possession of alcohol by a
person under 21.
March 17, Bello Paulino Aguanta, 30, of 612 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on charges of burglary and
petit theft.
March 17, Eric Steven Heckman, 30, of 47 Teakwood Lane, Abilene,
Texas, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana.
March 17, Carlos Alberto Garcia-Rodriguez, 23, of 2962 N.W. 98th
St., Miami, was arrested by Sgt. Chris Leconte on charges of possession of
methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and displaying a false identi-
fication card.

March 16, Lee Presley Levy, 41, of 2410 Snowdown, Lakeland, was
arrested on a DUI charge by Sgt. John Eason.
March 16, a residence on West Bay Street was burglarized.

March 15, Bernabe Salvador, 20, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
charged with loitering and prowling by Ofc. Robert Spencer.
March 15, Alberto Gonzalez, 20, was arrested on a charge of battery
by Cpl. Matthew Whatley.

March 14, Pedro Aureliano Velasco, 42, of 327 Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with bat-
tery.
March 14, Mauricio Mora, 26, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge by Ofc. Justin Wyatt.

March 12, Honorio Torres Gayosso, 23, of 316 E. Orange St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with resisting
arrest without violence and disorderly intoxication.
March 12, Alberto Rodriguez, 45, of 723 W. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Lt. Thomas Harris on charges of petit theft, false ID and proba-
tion violation.
March 12, Ramon Nestor Camilo, 24, of 729 Sandpiper Dr.,
Wauchula, was charged with DUI by Cpl. Matthew Whatley.
March 12, a vehicle was reported stolen from Palmetto Street.

BOWLING GREEN
March 18, a theft was reported on Central Avenue.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 18, Charles Nelson Rimes, 53, of 2934 Redbird, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. James Cunha for allegedly throwing a deadly missile
into a dwelling or vehicle.


PUBLIC NOTICE



As a courtesy for the citizens Ind businesses in the City of Wauchul, we wouldike to bring to your attention some
information regarding new ordinances that are effective as of October 9th, 2006. The City has adopted new ordinances to
provide.for the abatement (correction) of nuisance accumulations on private property, high grass and weeds, and junk
.automobiles. Please be advised if you receive notice of a violation on your property, that will be the one and only notice you
receive from our office, before steps will be taken to abate (correct) the nuisance on your property. Any and all costs incurred
plus a minimum of $100 administrative fee will be billed to the property owner. If that bill is not paid a lien will be assessed
against the property. Three (3) months later, the City will start foreclosure procedures.

If a vehicle is inoperable and/or unregistered a public notice will be attached to the nuisance vehicle. If it is not removed
within ten (10) days, the vehicle will be towed off of private property with no further notice or warning. The,vehicle owner
must pay all towing and storage costs plus provide proof of arrangements to repair or disposeof said vehicle. Also let it be
known that the offending owner or accumulator of the vehicle shall be subject to a fine of up to $500.00 and/or sixty (60) days
in jail. Each day that such condition continues to exist shall be regarded as a new and separate offense.

To ensure that you do not have any fines or fees assessed to your property please take our notices seriously and do not wait to
take care of any problems that may be cited on your private property. These ordinances have been enacted to ensure the
health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Wauchula and to the property values of the real property located within
the City.

Copies of the new ordinances are available for your review at the City of Wauchula Police Department administrative office
for Code Enforcement. Any other questions can be directed to myself, Chief William C. Beattie, Corporal Angie Hill or the
Code Enforcement Administrative Assistant, Victoria Thompson at (863) 773-3265. You can also E-mail the police
department at chief@cityofwauchula.com



As always we thank you for your cooperation to keep our city beautiful. 3:22-4:12c





Attention BUSINESS Owners and PARK MOBILE
HOME Owners


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RETURNS

DEADLINE: April 1

Tangible Personal Property Tax Returns Deadline April 1 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 1 deadline.

NOTE: As Required by F.S. 193.052 & 193.062 Return to County Property
Appraiser By April 1 to Avoid Penalties.

(2007 Returns and Extensions will be accepted until the first business day,
Monday April 2, following the weekend deadline.)

MOBILE HOMES in Mobile Home Parks (land not owned by mobile home
owners) with attachments (carports, living areas, 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
P.O. Box 877
Wauchula, FL 33873
Tele: 863/773-2196 Fax: 863/773-0954
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

AMENDMENT #07-02-SS: A CHANGE OF THE OFFICIAL
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM
COUNTY "TOWN CENTER" TO CITY "SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL" TO THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND
LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF TERRELL ROAD AND
LOUISIANA STREET, DESIGNATED AS THE ROBERTS
PARCEL CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 10.02 ACRES.

A public hearing will be held on the 2nd day of April 2007, at 6:00 P.M., and
thereafter Ordinance 2007-04B will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the
first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street,. Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matters
pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment
#07-02-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing
dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7"
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD
CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, HII, Esquire
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
City Clerk
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


CLARISSA


ABBOTT,


City of Wauchula


LOCATION MAP
AMENDMENT # 07-02-SS []
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PROPOSED FUTURE LAND USE:
"SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL"


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CRACKER TRAIL COLT


For to be free is not merely
to cast off one's chains, but to
live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of
others.
-Nelson Mandela


Love as Thought is Truth. Love
as Action is Right Conduct. Love
as Understanding is Peace. Love
as Feeling is Non-violence.
-Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba


Never let the'future disturb you.
You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of rea-
son which today arm you
against the present.
-Marcus Aurelius


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COURTESY PHOTO
Mare owners Doug and Marie Jones of Myakka City welcomed Shadow's colt which was born on
the Florida Cracker Trail Ride on Feb. 20. The colt arrived while the riders were overnighting at
the ranch of Marvin and Elsa Kahn in Crewsville. In honor of the Cracker Trial Ride and Kahn's
hospitality, the owners named. the new colt "Cracker Kahn".




Grimsley, Lopez Lead Weightlifters


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A couple of more lifters went and
each improved his personal best.
Although they didn't win in the
10-team Sebring Invitational re-
cently, the Hardee weightlifting
team showed marked improve-
ment.
"That's what we want, to lift five
or 10 more pounds each time
they're out there," said coach
David Mahoney of the Hardee
Wildcat team, many of which are
using weightlifting to strengthen
themselves for football. One of the
passions of newly appointed foot-
ball coach Tim Price, the Wildcats
were pleased to have him at their-
meet on Saturday, March 9.
They were at Fort Meade last
Thursday and go next Thursday
(March 29) to the Avon Park
Invitational before the state quali-
fying Sectional Meet at Fort
Meade on April 5, just before
Spring Break.


At Sebring, Hardee had to com-
pete with more experienced lifters
from Bartow, which won the meet.
two points ahead of Pasco High.
Following, in order, were Sebring,
Lakeland Kathleen, .Haines City,
Avon Park and Mulberry who were
tied, Hardee, Lakeland George
Jenkins and Lake Placid.
The best placement for Hardee
came from junior Jordan Grimsley,
who placed third in the 169 divi-
sion. He benched 245 and had a
235 in the Clean & Jerk for a 480-
pound total, third among 14 lifters
in that division. Classmate Tyler
Bumby was behind him with a 385-
pound total.
In his first outing, junior heavy-
weight Jorge Lopez placed fourth
among 14 lifters. He' combined a
325 bench and 215 C&J for 540
pounds.
Some divisions had as many as
18 lifters in the mix wanting to be
the best.
Junior Jarrod Henry placed fifth


in the 139 division with a 170
bench and 155 C&J for a 325 total.
A sixth place among 15 lifters
went to junior David Newcomb in
the 154 division. He had a 435
total, including 225 bench and 210
C&J. Classmate Jason Jester placed
eighth with a 390 total.
In the 129 division, freshman
Tony Valdez also drew a sixth-
place, with a total of 280. Another
freshman, Coty Skinner was close
behind with a 270 total.
There were also a pair of 'Cats
among the 17 lifters in the 183 divi-
sion. Junior Thomas Benbow was
12 with a 385 total, including a 225
bench. Freshman Skylar Alden was
on right behind with a 360 total,
including 185 in the C&J.
The final Wildcat was senior
Reggie Grizzard, competing among
a dozen in the 219 division. In his
first outing, Grizzard combined a
250 bench and 200 C&J for a 450
total and ninth place.


CITY OF WAUCHULA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

CITIZEN'S ADVISORY TASK FORCE 1st MEETING

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Wauchula will hold a meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Task Force (CATF), on
Monday, April 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM, for purposes of discussing the City's intent to apply for a
fiscal year 2007 Community Development Block Grant. The meeting will be held at the
Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 106, Wauchula, Florida. All members of the
CATF are asked to attend. The meeting is open to the general public. For information
concerning the meeting, contact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community
Development, (863) 773-9193.


The meeting is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should
contact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-
9193, at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Olivia
Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-9193 at least
five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To
access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8771.
Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact
Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-9193 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting. 3:22c










Attention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children

If there is a good reason that you want your child or children to attend a
school outside your assigned school zone for next school year, and you have your
own transportation, you will need to fill out a waiver request application for anoth-
er school.

You can obtain a waiver application between April 1-April 30, 2007, at
either the School Board office ot the Title I office. These waiver requests are not
approved on a first-come-first-served basis, but will be approved according to
space available and other established criteria.

Parents who have children attending a school other than their zoned school
are reminded that all school waiver approvals are only good for one school year
at a time.

Decisions on all waiver applications will be made in late June after the state
anounces AYP for schools. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact
our office at 773-9756. We will do our best to assist you or answer your questions.

All waiver applications must be turned in by April 30, 2007

Waiver contacts


Jennifer Watson


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2005-10

-PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2005- 10 will be presentedto the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225
East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 2nd day of April, 2007, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the
proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.
The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2005-10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 14 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION PROVIDINGFOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABLITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect
to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such
purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs
or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Ciirk at (863) 773:3131.

s/ Clarissa Abbott


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, TTT, P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
ST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Wauchula is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small
Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for fiscal year 2007 of up to $700,000. These funds must be
used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and, moderate income persons;
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing
conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other
financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood
revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction
of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation; Additional information
regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that
is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.
For the 2007 Federal Fiscal Year, DCA has allocated $18 million for Community Revitalization, Housing
Rehabilitation, and Neighborhood Revitalization projects. $7.5 million has been allocated for Economic
Development projects and $500,000 for Planning and Specification Design grants. All grants are subject to the
amount of funding DCA receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, the City of Wauchula must plan to minimize displacement of
persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Wauchula has developed a plan to assist
displaced persons.
A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community development needs
will be held at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105, on Monday, April 2,2007 at 6:00 PM (or as
soon as possible thereafter). For information concerning the public hearing contact Olivia Minshew, City of
Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-9193.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired shouldcontact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula
Director of Community Development,'(863) 773-9193, at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact
Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-9193 at least five (5) calendar
days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for
Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring.special.accommodation at this
meeting should contact Olivia Minshew, City of Wauchula Director of Community Development, (863) 773-9193 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting. .. ... 3:22c










Atenci6n: Todos Padres de Niios de Edad de la Escuela Primaria

Si hay una buena raz6n de que usted quiere a su niho o nifios para asistir a una
escuela fuera de su zona de la escuela asignada para el proximo anio escolar y
usted tiene su propio transport, usted necesitarc Ilenar una Aplicaci6n de solici-
tud-de exenci6n para otra escuela.

Usted puede obtener una aplicaci6n de exenci6n entire 1 de abril- hasta el 30
de abril de 2007, en la oficina del consejo escolar o la oficina del Titulo I. Estos
pedidos de exenci6n no estAn acreditados sobre uno primero come que
primero desem Base, pero sera aprobado de acuerdo con el espacio disponible
y otros criterios estabelecidos.

Padres que tienen nihos que atienden otra escuela que no es su escuela divi-
dido en zonas es recordada que todos adiestran las aprobaciories de exenci6n
Sera solamente bueno durante un aio escolar.

Las decisions sobre todas aplicaciones de exenci6n serdn hechas de junio
despu6s del anuncio piblico de AYP para las escuelas. Para-mas asist por favor
contactese con nuestra oficina en 773 9756. Haremos nuestro mejor Ayudar o
responder sus preguntas.

Todas aplicaciones de exenci6n deben ser girado antes de 30 de abril de 2007

Contactos de exenci6n

Marcia Kapusta Jennifer Watson...
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Wildcats Outclaw Tigers 2-1


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We're swinging the bats better
and getting hits and that will win
ball games for us."
Hardee Wildcat head coach Steve
Rewis was obviously optimistic
after the 'Cats picked up back-to-
back wins early last week. On
Monday, they shut out the
Frostproof Bulldogs 5-0 and on
Tuesday traveled to Palmetto to
snare an eight-inning 2-1 win over
the Tigers.
They finished the week off with a
trip to Braden River on Friday
evening.
Next week, there are a pair of
home games, on Tuesday against
St. Albans of Washington. D.C.
during its annual spring trip, and on
Thursday vs. Fort Meade. Friday's
game is at Avon Park. The month
ends with a visit from DeSoto on
March 27 and a trip to Sebring on
March 30.

HARDEE 5 FROSTPROOF 0
Junior Carl Basey, a right-handed
hurler, pitched "six really good
innings and used a variety of pitch-
es," said Rewis, who brought class-
mate Kaleb Saunders in to shut out
the Bulldogs in the home half of the


ninth.
Basey faced 29 batters and scat-
tered three hits and a pair of walks
over his six innings of work. With
two on in the seventh inning,
Saunders retired the side. a final
strikeout ending the game.
Hardee opened with a run when
Weston Palmer singled just inside
the right-field line and scooted to
second on a steal, in position to
race home on a Briant Shumard
RBI singled to left field. Mike
Hollenbeck followed with a single
to left but he and Shumard were
stranded.
In the next five innings, the 'Cats
left Cody Greene. Jake Benavides.
Hollenbeck. Brek McClenithan.
Will Krause and Benavides again
on the basepaths as Bulldog pitcher
J.T. Pauley was effecting in getting
strikeouts, eight of them. when
needed.
Hardee broke that spell in the
seventh inning. Greene led off with
a single to right field. Designated
hitter Jeremy Hollenbeck laid down
a bunt and beat it out. He was out at
second as he waited to see if
Palmer's sit to right field would be
caught.
Krause stepped up and caught the
pitch for a long shot which cleared


THE MARVELS OF 0

VETERINARY

MEDICINE

By: Dr. Ross A. Hendry,
. ..... . VM Dr. Hendry
Sometimes I forget about the awesome strides that have been made
in veterinary medicine during my lifetime. However I was certainly
reminded of that when Chuck Page, who lives in the Vandolah area here
in Hardee County, brought me a book entitled "The Home
Veterinarian's Handbook." The book was written in 1943, when I was
two years old. I went to high school with Chuck and this book is a real
historical treasure.
The procedures outlined in the book would seem primitive or obso-
lete today, but they were the only way folks knew how to take care of
their animals and they used what was available at the time.
On page 16 the methods to stop bleeding included cutting an old
inner tube to make a tourniquet, but with the warning not to leave it on
too long. The next option was a wad of clean cotton sprinkled with
flour, powered alum or cleai/ cobwebs applied to the wound. The
author added that a large chew of tobacco was also the choice of many
to stop bleeding. There was also a caution not to throw turpentine in a
fresh cut since this would prevent clotting and cause more harm than
good.
When I think of bleeding now, I think of lighting, pressure ban-
dages and the marvels of technology in surgical procedures. We simply
use a laser unit, zap the capillaries with out damaging the deeper tissues
and are actually doing "bloodless surgery."
The author of the Veterinarian Handbook was Dr. E.T. Baker, who
not only described the various conditions, but he also helped pet own-
ers with the pronunciation. There was information about anemia, pro-
nounced (ah-neemia) which was caused by the wrong kind of food,
exposure, complications of disease, internal parasites, such as worms,
bots or poor teeth. The only.cure suggested, at that time, was nourish-
ing food, comfortable quarters and blood tonics.
I worked with Dr. Megs Woodham when I was in Arcadia, and he
often referred to "High Trough Disease" as a cause of anemia and poor
condition in cattle, which simply means a feed trough too high for the
cows.
Actually the causes of anemia are very similar to what was pub-
lished so many years ago, but today we treat anemia by providing more
balanced rations and supplemental minerals. We also have a raft of
high-tech medications that deal effectively with parasites.
The disease anthrax outlined in the book and pronounced (an-
thracks), was often called Woolsorter's disease. It was one of the most
deadly diseases in the 1940s with symptoms similar to blood poisoning.
It attacked all warm-blooded animals, including man. Back then, the
only suggestion was vaccinating exposed animals and burning the dead
animals. However, very little could be done in the way of treatment.
Treating anthrax that long ago was not very effective, but of course
they didn't have the broad spectrum antibiotics we have now. Actually,
anthrax has been virtually eradicated today except for a small outbreak
in Louisiana.
Dr. Walker described hydrophobia or rabies (ray-bees) as one of the
most terrible scourges of both man and beast, highly contagious to all
warm-blooded animals, but more common in the dog. The Home
Veterinarian's Handbook only recommended getting the victim into a
strong shed, where it could be kept in safety until it died.
A few years ago the Wauchula Herald-Advocate published a front-
page headline "Rabies Alert" after a rabid coon was found in Wauchula
Hills. Pet owners were urged to have their pets vaccinated and to keep
children away from wild animals.
It is also an accepted fact that veterinarians have a comparatively
high risk of exposure. I have been vaccinated and have my titer checked
on a regular basis. Human exposure would require the Pasteur
Treatment, which is multiple injections of a duck embyro vaccine, but
in spite of the risks I have thoroughly enjoyed being a veterinarian all
these years.
I really appreciated Dr. Baker's sense of humor because on page 59
he suggested the cure for an egg-eating dog was to, first, keep the eggs
away from the dog, and second, keep the dog away from the eggs. He
also added the cure for an egg-eating hen was to place her head on a
block and allow an ax to fall on it.

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the left field fence, bringing
Greene, Palmer and himself home.
Benavides grabbed the next shot
and lined it over the left-field fence
for a solo homer to put the Wildcats
in command with a 5-0 lead.
Frostproof would not go down
quietly. Austin Robilliard opened
the home half of the seventh with a
single to right center. Austin
Sharpies was safe on an error. But
the pitcher's friend, a double-play
grounder took out Sharpies and
pinch hitter T.J.Williams. When
Saunders struck out Tyler Wise, the
game was over.

HARDEE 2, PALMETTO 1
The Wildcats played even better
ball in the eight-inning pitchers'
duel at Palmetto on Tuesday night.
"Will (Krause) pitched a great
game. Briant (Shumard) got a
squeeze bunt in the eighth and we
got them out. We are playing better
and better," said Rewis.
Krause faced 29 batters, retiring
a half dozen on strikeouts, scatter-
ing five hits and allowing only one
run. Nine Hardee batters went
down on strikes. Palmer and Mike
Hollenbeck were the only twin-hit
batters.
Palmer was stranded in the top of
the first after he singled and stole
second. Krause put Palmetto down
one, two, three.
Mike Hollenbeck opened the sec-
ond frame with a single but was
erased on a McClenithan fielder's
choice. McClenithan was left at
first. After a leadoff single,
Palmetto hit into a double play and
a pop-up ended its second inning.
Hardee got on the board in the
third stanza. With one down,
Palmer singled to center field and
stole second. He ran for home on a
Krause hit to deep left field. It was
1-0. The Tigers again went down in
order.
Another Hollenbeck single went
for naught in the top of the fourth.
Palmetto evened the score on a
double and error on the next bat-
ter's hit. It was 1-1.
That score held through the fifth
and sixth innings. In the seventh,
Hardee almost got a score. With
one away, McClenithan and Cody
Gullatt smacked back-to-back sin-
gles, but a strikeout and ground-out
ended the threat. Palmetto likewise
stranded a pair of hitters.
It was the top of the eighth before
Hardee broke through. With one
down, Jake Benavides doubled to
right center and went to third on a
passed ball. Shumard executed the
perfect sacrifice squeeze bunt and
Benavides slid home with what
turned out to be the winning run.
Krause retired the side in the
home half of the eighth. A pair of
ground-outs and pop-up to
Benavides at third did the trick.


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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
Mar. 30 Boys/Girls Tennis Okeechobee Away 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 2 Boys Tennis Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball All Saints Away 6:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid HOME 6:00 p.m.
Apr. 3 Softball Avon Park HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 4 Boys/Girls Tennis Braden River Away 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 5 Track Teams Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Weightlifting Sectionals @ Fort Meade 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Palmetto HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Bartow Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Bartow HOME 7:00 p.m.


Howard Solom4
The Gallery of Martin Realty
FLA announces the premiere of
Howard .Solomon's new Montage
Collection. Solomon refers to the
works as "Ala Solomon" because
he has masterfully reproduced
works by the likes of Norman
Rockwell in wood.
The exhibit will include at least
30 montage pieces. A montage is an
arrangement of one type. of materi-
al, in this case wood, as opposed to
a collage, which uses many items
arranged to make a work of art. The
3-D works of art. have utilized
every skill and technique that
Solomon has learned as an artist.
Solomon is the world renowned
owner of Solomon's Castle, located
in a remote part of Hardee County.
Since 1972, Solomon has created a
Castle where thousands of curiosity
seekers visit each year. Solomon
rarely exhibits his art outside of the
castle.


on To Display Montage Collection
The public is invited to a recep- p.m. at the Gallery of Martin Realty
tion honoring Howard Solomon on FLA, 207 East Magnolia Street,
Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 Arcadia.


COURTESY PHOTO
Howard Solomon stands with two montage pieces to be dis-
played.


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This 18x24-inch print of a painting entitled "Seminole Country" by Louise Weis will go to the win-
ning ticketholder at the Relay For Life on April 21, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Tickets will be sold for a $5 donation. From left are Ken Weis, Louise Weis and Denise Benavides,
director of the Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The print is a Peace River
scene with Seminole Indians. A print of a painting by Louise Weis last year raised $5,200 for ACS.
Last year's winner was Carolyn Coker, who donated the artwork back and it was purchased by
Carlyne Smith. The artist is a sister-in-law to Ken Weis, who is being treated for a rare from of can-
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This week's edition will be shorter than usual and include only activi-
ties early last week before a vacation break.
There are a couple of events coming up which are worth mentioning.
Hardee girls softball will feature a 100-inning game on Saturday at 8
a.m., with the junior varsity challenging their varsity counterparts. Some of
the game will be by machine pitch to not wear out pitchers before their next
games. Businesses and individuals are asked to sponsor an inning or more
or one of the teams.
Also coming up is the Projection Graduation annual golf tournament
on March 31 at Torrey Oaks. Registration Forms are available from any
senior parent or at Torrey Oaks. Cost is $60, which includes two mulligans,
a continental breakfast, lunch at the Elks Club and 18-hole of golf with use
of a cart.
The format is an 18-hole scramble, with two flights based on low gross
and low net. First place is $300, second $200 and third $100, if there is a
full field. For more information, call Torrey Oaks at 767-0302, call Ben
Norris at cell phone 990-0072 or Jeff Cornelius at 781-0743.
News from the basketball front. Bowling Green's Theo Jones was
instrument in his team's history-making 30th school win over the
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage.Storm 67-54 to win the NCAA
Division II South Central Regional and advance to the Elite Eight. Jones
was among four Central Missouri State Mules in double-digits, with a
team-high 20 points. Next step is the Massachusetts Mutual Center in
Springfield, Mass. to face the South RegionChampion on March 21.
Hardee baseball boys were off and running last week, with back-to-
back wins over Frostproof and Palmetto, the latter a 2-1 eighth-inning game
on Tiger Turf. Junior Carl Basey and senior Will Krause had a good pair of
outings on the mound.
Hardee track teams are having a stellar time. The boys squad won at
the 18-team North Port Invitational and the Sebring Invitational where they
completely dominated the opposition. Hardee girls also won at Sebring.
The Hardee tennis teams are young, but battling back in their matches,
carrying opponents to extra service points many times. Seniors Josh Ready,
Casey Brutus, Josh Mayer and D.K. Davis are carrying the brunt for the
teams.
Jordan Grimsley, Jorge Lopez, Jarrod Henry, David Newcomb and
Tony Valdez are among the leaders hoping to qualify for the state
Weightlifting meet.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.
The month of April gets its name from the Latin aperire, meaning
"to open," as do the flower buds that month.


Vonnie Wood

To Sing At

Charlie Creek
After nearly two years away from
singing, Vonnie Wood is singing
again.
She will be in concert at Charlie
Creek Faith Baptist Church this
Sunday at 11 a.m., giving praise to
the Lord.
Those who have heard her are
invited to renew their friendhsip,
and those who have not heard her
are welcome to come and meet a
new friend.
The concert is free. An offering
will be taken.
The church is located at 6885 SR
64 E.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
A JOYFUL LIFE
Al Wheeler was a missionary in the jungles of Columbia when he got
a letter one day from the university of California.
His once-a-week mail was dropped by parachute because there was
nowhere the plane could land.
The folks at Al's alma mater wanted to publish a book of success sto-
ries of alumni. Since he had graduated with a doctorate, they wanted his
story. To help, they had included a survey:
Do you own your own home?
Al looked around his two-room hut. Yes, he owned his own home.
Do you own a second home?
Al thought about his one-room mud hut at the jungle advance base sta-
tion that he used for storage. Yes, he owned a second home.
Do you own a boat?
He looked out through an open hole in the wall that served as a win-
dow. He could see the dugout canoe he had purchased from the indians. Yes,
he owned a boat.
What is your salary?
This was a multiple choice question starting with $250,000 and going
,down. Al wrote his small salary in under the lowest figure printed.
Are you traveling abroad this year?
His furlough was coming up, so he'd be going to visit relatives in the
States. "Yes", he said to himself with a chuckle, "I'll be traveling abroad
this year."
Would you consider a life like Al's a "success"? Maybe it depends on
who's making the evaluation. The alumni association? The chamber of
commerce? Family and friends? Or the One who called Al and assigned him
a small piece of jungle far from home where he would spend his time and
talents with a people nobody else cared about?
I think Al is a good example of a life that matters. But I don't get too
romantic about it because I don't think you need a jungle assignment in
order to enjoy a perspective like his.
I think any of us can rise above the ordinary and live big, generous, joy-
filled lives right where we are. I think heroic and sacrificial living is within
our grasp right in our own hometowns. You don't need to be older or
younger, wealthier or better educated, and you don't need a happier set of
circumstances than the ones you have now. You do need: 1.) a desire to live
this way and 2.) the courage to believe it is possible in your case.
Then, while others scratch their heads and wonder, God will give you
the grace to actually do it!
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One hundred forty-two attended
the chapel service. Special music
by the choir, and directed by Ardeth
Johns, was accompanied by Cheryl
Conkle. Wally Thorne sang "A
Closer Walk With Thee." Ushers
were the LaChances and the
Chaffins.
Pastor Williams read from
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n't compromise God and His laws.
Living by His laws we can be a bet-
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Our last chapel service will be
this Sunday.
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With 199 people attending, Na-
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was $59. Last Monday Wayne
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PAST ACTIVITIES
Sunday, Steve Jeffers enter-
tained us with his guitar and
singing. The Songbirds entertained
209, with sundaes following, on
Sunday evening, March 11. Great
job'to our directors, Gordon and
Phyllis Lindahl, and to all the girls!
The Songbirds were traveling this
year with appearances at Orange
Blossom and Avion Palms.
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
The last Pancake Breakfast for
the season will be this Saturday. We
had seven pancake breakfasts this
season, and that was a lot of pan-
cakes! A great job to our chairmen,
Dennis and Gert LaChance. Our
very own Tiny Bubbles Band will
be having another date for their
street dance Saturday.
SHUFFLEBOARD
Pioneer Shufflers hosted Wagon
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of these from Wagon Wheel will be
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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
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2007-08 season. Wanda has been
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Wanda said this new job will be a
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will enjoy it. She will try her best to
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

The Three-Note Band gave us another evening of fine music for danc-
ing and singing on Thursday, March 15, at the Catheryn McDonald Senior
Center in Wauchula. Although this evening was to be an early St. Patrick's
Day party, the band decided to devote the first half of its program to regu-
lar dance music of the 1940s and 50s. All present seemed pleased with that
decision and hit the dance floor on every number.
The band opened with its theme number, "Memories," followed by the
lively number "Shanty In Old Shanty Town." Then it was followed by "My
Happiness," "That's The Glory Of Love," "Heart Of My Heart" and an up-
temp version of the beautiful swing number "Heartaches." The band con-
cluded the first half of the evening with a 1930 standard hit, "Whispering,"
followed by "Elmer's Tune" and the love ballad "Hold Me."
The band then, much to the delight of all, asked Art and Fran to come
out on the dance floor and dance the "White Sport Coat" for us. What a
fine, fine dance team! It seems like they get better every time they do that
number.
It was then time for a break and snacks. Our hostess, Darlene Henry
and other friends, prepared the snacks and the hall tables in an arrangement
of green bunting of Irish festive decorations. The evening's door prize was
won by Dolly Hartigan from the Oasis in Zolfo Springs. The band's mys-
tery song was correctly guessed by myself, also from the Oasis, it was a
1930s number entitled, "I'll String Along With You."
After a break, the band hit it up with beautiful Irish numbers in remem-
brance of our Irish forefathers of generations ago, who immigrated to this
country to escape persecution and literal starvation at the hands of the cruel
British Empire's rule. It has been estimated that over three million
Irelanders starved to death after being evicted from their land in the "Great
Potato Famine" of the 1840s. Those who survived were given one-way
tickets to the United States, with no hope of ever returning to their beauti-
ful homeland.
Our forefathers kept alive traditional Irish music by passing it along to
the next generation. Our band highlighted this fact with the standard num-
bers "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "That's Peggy O'Neal," "Danny
Boy," "Irish Lullaby" and several others.
Most in attendance came dressed traditional green attire to celebrate
and remember their Irish decent. So, with shamrocks glowing and shille-
laghs a swinging, we ended another evening of fine entertainment at the
center. It was lots of fun for all. We arrived sober and left sober.
Come be with us this Thursday evening. I am sure you will love the
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
"Tell us," they said, "are you the
Messiah, the Son of God?"
Jesus replied, "The words are
yours. But I tell you the truth,
from now on, you will see the
Son of Man seated at the right
had of God and coming on the
clouds of Heaven."
Luke 22:67 (NEB)
FRIDAY
Then they sent Him in chains to
Pilate, the Roman governor.
Now the governor's custom was
'to release one Jewish prisoner
each year during the Passover
celebration . So when the
governor asked again, which of
these two shall I release to
.you?" the crowd shouted back
their reply, "Barrabas."
Matthew 27:2, 15 (TLB)
SATURDAY
Pilate spoke to them again,
"Then what shall I do with the
man you call King of the Jews?"
They shouted back, "Crucify
Him" . so he had Jesus
flogged and handed Him over to
be crucified.
Mark 15:12-13, 15b (NEB)
SUNDAY
So they took Jesus and He went
out, carrying the cross Himself
to a place called Skull Hill (in
Hebrew Golgotha). There they
crucified Him and two others,
one on either side of Him with
Jesus in the middle.
John 19:17 (PME)


MONDAY
Now from the sixth hour there
was darkness over the land,
until the ninth hour . and
Jesus cried with a loud voice,
"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani, that
is My God, My God, why has
Thou forsaken Me?" And Jesus
cried with a loud voice and
yielded up His spirit.
Matthew 27:45 (RSV)

TUESDAY
But Jesus, with a loud cry, gave
His last breath. At that moment
the Temple curtain ripped right
down the middle. When the
Roman captain standing guard
in front of Him saw that He had
quit breathing, he said, "This
has to be the Son of God."
Mark 15:38-39 (ME)
WEDNESDAY
Later, Joseph of Arimathea
asked Pilate for the body of
Jesus . At the place where
Jesus was crucified, there was a
garden, and in the garden a new
tomb, in which no one had ever
been laid . they laid Jesus
there.
John 19:38, 41, 42b (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
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COMING EVENTS
Saturday is the Farewell Dance
for the season with Doin-it Rite.
Also, in the afternoon is the second
Annual Farewell Party on
Mountain Laurel. Hope everyone
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the Wauchula State Bank presented
the trophies.
There was a playoff for the
women for third place between
Margaret Van Veen and Eleanor
Dice.
The winners for the women were
first, Marilyn Funkhouser; second,
Myrna Wilday; and third, Eleanor
Dice. There was also a playoff for
the men to decide second place
between Keith Stephens and Dale
Baker. The winners for the men
were first, Don Merillat; second,
Dale Baker; and third, Keith
Stephens.
Joannie Miller was the originator
for the theme for the table decora-
tions. She collected all types of
stuffed monkeys back home in
West Virginia that decorated the
tables. She also came up with the
slogan "Crystal Lake Shufflers
Don't Monkey Around." Great job,
Joannie, and to Shirley Glessner
and her crew that were in charge of
the luncheon.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on March 1 were Bill
and Diane Burget, Carl and Maxine
Stromme, Stew and Diane Blair
and Jeri nd Don Plumley. Gary
Chamberlain led the U.S. Pledge,
Sylvia Baker led the\Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Frankie and Buck Walters, Fred
and Elaine Leverone, Gene and
Pam Norris, Bill Sutton, and Roy
and Jan Brinker.
SCORES
Bowling March 7: first, Mywin;
second, Fearless Four; and third,
Flos Boys.
Cribbage March 7: first, Joyce
Sinasac, 726; second, Betty
Johnson, 716; and third, Harold
Johnson, 711.
CHURCH
Several familiar hymns were
played by the pianist, Carol
Merillat, and organist, Jim
Bolhouse, for the prelude for
church service March 11. The ser-
vice opened with the Rev. Winne
leading the singing of "He Has
Made Me Glad." Lowell Gordon
and Bob Wilday were ushers. Don
Merillat gave the offertory prayer.
"He Lives" was played as the offer-
ing was received.
Maxine Stromme was the greeter
for the 112 who attended. Nancy
Morrison directed the choir for
their anthem "Redemption Draweth
Nigh." Scripture references from
Proverbs 12:19-22 and John 14:6
were used in the sermon titled
"What is Truth?"


Email: kochcon @ strato.net


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Crystal Lake


Village Open House


Friday & Saturday March 23RD & 24T


11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Park Model Blowout Sale ,"A 7

2002 Chariot Eagle
1 Bedroom, 12'.x 34', Furnished
$16,995
(2 to choose from) .
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2005 Fleetwood, 24' x 36'
$59,995 Unfurnished
2402 Hibiscus Lane Cozy & Comfortable
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Island Kitchen
Inside laundry, carport, utility shed, front porch.
Total electric, central heat & A/C.
Modified Lifetime Lease Available
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2003 Chariot
1 Bedroom, 12' x 28',


Eagle
Furnished


$22,995
Raised screen porch, waterfront

2003 Chariot Eagle
1 Bedroom, 12' x 34', Furnished
$22,995
Raised Florida Room with vinyl windows

2005 Stewart Park Homes
1 Bedroom, 12' x 34', Furnished
$24,995
Front Kitchen (3 to choose from)

2005 Stewart Park Homes
2 Bedroom, 12' x 34', Furnished
$24,995
Econo (2 to choose from)

2005 Stewart Park Homes
1 Bedroom, 12' x 34', Furnished
$25,995
(5 to choose from)


2005 Fleetwood, 28' x 48'
Used as show model
$69,995 Unfurnished
2441 Azalea Lane
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, drywall finished
Front screened porch, utility shed.
Modified Lifetime Lease Available


E, O, Koch Construction

3504 Office Park Road P.O. Box 1965
Sebring, FL 33871 Phone: (863) 385-8649

Commercial & Residential Construction
Let our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property,
build your dream home, or do your remodeling.
ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN
ROOFING
New and repairs
ALUMINUM
Screen and glass enclosures carports patios siding soffit -fascia
SEAMLESS GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
"For all of your Aluminum, Steel, and Conventional construction needs"


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ELECTRICAL SERVICE


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Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
IR Phone (863) 781-9720
gugles(cearthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl


Classifieds


L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


1997 KIA SEPHIA, 1.8 Ltr engine,
82,000 miles, $995 OBO, good condi-
tion. 863-773-9588. 3:22p







Experience in
management
and/or food
service a plus.
Full-time or
part-time.
Immediate
opening.
Call Samantha
(863) 767-5399
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(630) 301-2157


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(863) 448-1435


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1997 FORD EXPLORER, 4x4, 4 Dr.,
runs good, needs windshield, $2,000.
863-245-2360. 3:22p
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars! 735-
0838. 3:1-29p

Good Shepherd Hospce

We offer a competitive salary and
great benefits! For a full list of
opportunities and to apply online
visit www.LPHcareers.com
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RN or LPN GYS is
seeking a RN or LPN for
our Bowling Green Girl's
JV Residential facility.
Applications are available
on site or fax resume to
863-375-9929. PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ,
globalyouthservicesinc.com
pfarrar@gysinc.com |


15' TERRY BASS boat, $695, 50 hp
Evinrude. 863-773-0184. 3:22p


COOK NEEDED Please call 781-
3587. 3:22c


NEED LOAN PROCESSOR knowledge
of Calyx. Apply in person, 501 N. 7th
Ave., Wauchula. 3:8-4:5p
JEWELRY REPAIR TRAINEE needed.
Employment opportunity may be
available once training is completed.
Mail resume In confidence to: P.O. Box
573, Fort Meade, FL 33841. 3:8-29c


Need a Job? Earn $$$
No-cost Construction Training available.
8-4 pm,Monday-Thursday;
10-week certification course
at SFCC Lake Placid Campus.
Placement assistance upon completion.
Contact Ben Carter at the:
Heartland Workforce Highlands One-Stop Career
Center 385-3672, x229, 2730 US Hwy 27 N.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Next Class March 26, 2007;
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MAKING REAI, ETA'rT REAI. EASY."
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Office hours 8:3


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


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


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Richard Dasher


10 AM to 5:00 PM
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.
COUNTRY ROAD LIVING
On CR 665 This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect
Site for mobile home or build your dream home. $75,000.
OWNER MOTIVATED! Everything you've always wanted is
in this 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home that comes with
washer, dryer, 3-sheds and an above ground pool with
deck. 2-car garage with screened in porch. Reduced to
$57,000.
TRANQUILITY AWAITS. Calm yourself in the peaceable
setting of this 5.5-Acre wooded tract. High and dry with
beautiful Oaks. Located 3 miles south of Zolfo Springs.
MAKE OFFER: ASKING $62,500.
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
tile flooring. Listed Price: $195,000
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE IN BOWLING GREEN ZONED
COMMERCIAL $25,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900


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$149,000


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
DON'T MISS THIS ONE: This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and shed.
Also included is a stove, refrigerator, microwave & a new washer & dryer. Ready to move right in.
Only $58,000. Owner will pay closing cost!
EASY ON THE POCKET! i
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot located in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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3BR, 1B with inground pool
719 Green St., Wauchula

781-1062
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Classifieds-


Warehouse Specialist/Driver Wanted
'Full time position available. General warehouse duties.
Must have clean driving record. CDL Class B driving
license preferred, but will help obtain license. Competitive
pay with great benefits package, vacation and holiday
pay. 40 plus hours per week with overtime. Must pass
drug and background screening. Bi-lingual helpful. Must
be able to lift 75 Ibs. Please apply in person at United Agri
Products, Inc., 2251 US Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula.3:22
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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
Full Time $22,36000 Part Time $10 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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My Florida
Landscape
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102

Summer is on the way! 'l
Don't let the heat get to you!
Let the professionals at My Florida Landscape Services, Inc.
help with your lawn care and landscape projects.
We can handle all your needs, large or small.
FREE ESTIMATES
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Two FULL TIME LABORERS
Must be in good physical health and capable of manual
labor, lifting, walking, etc., required. Must possess Florida
driver's license (Class-B), CDL's a plus. Must be capable of
understanding oral and written instruction. Will not be
restricted to any one job in the same classification. Drug test
is required. Preference in appointment will be given to eligi-
ble veterans or spouses of veterans. Equal Opportunity
Employer. Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 104 E.
Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida.
Positions will remain open until filled. cl3:22c


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
Dietary Aides- Wash dishes, clear tables, cleaning in kitchen
& dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3 years exp.
j Management Positions
Residential Shift Supervisor-Two positions available on
the Pediatric campus. Weekend ,and evening shifts available.
BS/BA in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervisory exp.
preferred. H.S. Diploma or GED with 2-5 years supervisory
experience is required.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
avail.- Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HRDept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
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POOL TECH NEEDED. No experience
necessary, will train, must be 21 with
good driving record. Apply at 303 E.
Main, Wauchula. 773-0612. 3:22c
DRIVER Delivery truck for ornamen-
tal nursery, $10/hour. Apply @ Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road,
Zolfo Springs, FL. EOE 3:22-29c *
FULL-TIME CHILDCARE worker. Call
for more info. 781-6431 767-5312.
3:22-4:19p


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/311 Carlton St.
brand new, executive home, 3 BR, 2B,
tons of extras. 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


HELP WANTED: Rapidly


growing


Christian based childcare center is seeking
instructors. Background check, finger-
printing, drug screening and references
required. Apply in person only, 2915
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo Springs.
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HELP WANTED
Attention stay at home moms, single moth-
ers and people that desire to own your own
business let me show you how to change an
expense into an investment.
For appointment call 863-375-9927
Leave name and phone number.
Serious Inquiries only!
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FREE C.N.A. CLASS
If you are interested in a rewarding career in caring for the elderly, Hardee Manor
is interviewing for its next C.N.A. TRAINING COURSE. Must be at least 18 years
old, MUST BE able to work 3 PM to 11 PM SHIFT OR 11 PM to 7 AM SHIFT. You
must be of good character, dependable, responsible, and be able to pass an FDLE
background check. If you feel you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please
apply in person Mon Fri, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM ONLY. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS
3/29/2007. CLASS WILL BEGIN APRIL 23, 2007.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873 cl3:22-4:5c




A&R

... Tree Trimming
Pressure Washing
Dependable


Licensed & Insured
Owner Chris Altieri Owner


(863) 781-2869 (86:
(863) 307-4816 (86:
Free Estimates
Bucket Truck Work


Lyle Rickett


3) 832-2082
3) 735-0608


3:15-4:26p


John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Two adjacent residential lots in Take part and locate your business
Avon Park Estates are 1.14 ac. in this growing commercial area!
each. Listed for $55,000 each! 450' on North Florida Ave. Zoned
Residential lot measures 105x77 ft. commercial. $360,000!
Located in Square Lake, a gated, 12.95 acs. on Murphy Rd, west
deed restricted community in Hardee Co. Beautiful, high & dry,
Bartow. $45,000! fenced with a 2 inch well.
Hardee Co. ranch includes 97 ac. $14,500/ac!
cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle pens, 27 ac. Hamlin grove. Eastern
fencing and ponds. Unique 5 BR, 5 Hardee Co. $15,000/ac!
bath, 9,000 SF, CB home. Marble Beautiful deed restricted homesites
foyer, stone replace, pine paneling& close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on paved
beams, garden tubs, inground pool. road. Two 10 ac. tracts-$180,000.
$1,900,000! Two 5 ac. tracts-$110,000. Corner
PRICE REDUCED! 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 ac. tract-$125,000. Call today for
2,290 SF, CB home with new barrel full details.
tile roof and large attached garage Lovingly maintained 3 BR, 2 bath,
in Sun-N-Lakes in Sebring. Now CB home in Bowling Green. Large
$149,900fenced back yard. Includes all new
Don't miss this opportunity to have high-end appliances. $136,000!
>e 0 ."aut Ice PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful
$100,0! home only minutes from Wauchula
$0,00or Zolfo Springs. 4 BR, 2 bath home
1.5 ac. lot in Okeechobee would is located on 2.5 acs. with paved rd
make great homesite. $30,000! frontage. $280,000!

REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS ...........773-9609 % SANDY LARRISON .......832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WAUCHrLA, FL 33873
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START YOUR NEW YEAR off in a
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfvlew, $134,900.
Carol's Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941)'
627-2769. 1:4tfc
417 N 9TH AVE. 5 BR / 2 B. Carol's
Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-
2769. 1:4tfc
Sprinkle joy.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 1:25-3:29p
HARDEE COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 1:25-3:29p


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.
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STAFFIges SaEgRICES, INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand


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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


olfo Springs
C,,o:5c Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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


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We Have The Key To Your Dream Home! This immaculate
3BR/2BA C/B home with stone fireplace is located in one of
Hardee County's well located subdivision, Knollwood. Call
today for one of our associates to take you for a tour. Listed
Price $225,000 MLS 193230

Want Seclusion? We have the home Great Country Living With Room
for you. Located in Zolfo Springs To Spare- Enjoy the convenience of
on a 2 Acre tract. Lots of pine and a 4BR/2BA beautifully maintained
on a 2 Acre tract. Lots of pine and C/B home located on 1.38(+-) acre
oak trees secluding this well main- parcel just east of Fort Green
trained 2BR/2BA DW/MH home. Springs. Call for your appointment
Restaurants and schools are just today to view this outstanding
across the road. A must see! Call for home. Price $249,000.00 MLS
191061
details. Price $130,000.00 MLS Don't Delay! Spacious Mobile
193231 home located in Wauchula Hills on
Ready To Move In! 2004 Beautiful 100x125 corner lot. Nice clean
CB home with 3BR/2BA in a great 4BR/2BA 56x28 2003 Model home
location. Includes stove, refrigera- with many extras, all it needs is new
tor, dishwasher, and many extras. owners totake careof it. Callfor
Just needs home owner. Call for retails. Price $96,000.00 MLS
188076
details. Price is $160,000.00 MLS NewListing- 3BR/2BA CB home on
190478 Banana Street in Bowling Green
Must See- unique home with over with 8 lots- Plenty of shade trees-
5,200 sq feet total. Two separate liv- 1600 +- sq ft of living area. Price $
ing units with 3BR/2BA, large open 142,000.00 MLS 194081
kitchen with extra large master Great Location! 3BR/2BA frame
ath in each unit. Price $675,000.00 home on Altman Road- 2 acres of
good land- take a look- you will
MLS 189303 like! Price $184,000.00
Price Reduced! Paradise On The We have 3 homes available FOR
18th Hole!!-- Come enjoy this SMALL DOWN PAYMENTS or
2BR/2BA M/H in the Brookside creative financing.
Bluff 55+ community on a double Commercial locations to meet your
landscaped lot. There are various needs- several locations.
types of recreation available. The 5 and 10 acre tracts of vacant land
Brookside Bluff is adjacent to "The plus other acreage for sale. Call for
Bluffs" golf course. Call for Details. details. Starting as low as
Listed Price $67,500.00 MLS $10,000.00 an acre.
191814 New Home going up in Zolfo
Springs and Bowling Green- To get
in on the ground floor-call today.

Business is picking up Still a buyer's market but stronger -
Hard work and persistence pays off We promise both -
WE NEED YOUR LISTINGS.

*To look at our properties go to our website at www.floresrealty.net
*In trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
O. 0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
IJ Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
oPPR..iTY ? After hours 863-773-2840
Daniel Lanier 863 698-2971 John Freeman 863 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863 781-3587 Steve Lanier 863 559-9392
Lisa Douglas 863 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863 245-6891
Noey Flores 731 733-0078 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
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Classifieds


5 TON CENTRAL AC for double-wide
mobile home, 2 years old, asking
$750. 735-2415. 3:22tfc
YAMAHA TTR 125, $1,250. Call 781-
4136. 3:22p
CHARBROIL QUICK start gas bar-
beque' grill with tank, never been
used, $75. 863-773-4814. 3:22p


Lone star
Construction n Cor-p -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

S .Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865 |

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.
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994

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. $70,000. $164,900.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
2 1 acre tracts. Bowling Green $28,000 each.
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!
I Vanette See, Realtor Associatl
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984
S25 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 $15,09.6

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (312 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4 Concrete Slab $20,295
Meets 120 mph Wind Load
Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMS PLUSLL
"Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 951 2300
Florida Owned & Operated 877-951-2300
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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry f Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 3 (863) 781-1698
* 9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
* Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
* 1.5 ac. Commercial'Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
* 5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
* 20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
* 6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
* 3.61 ac. 7 mi. Point area, FR zoning, hard road frontage, only $52,000.
Call Mikey. SOLD
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
. 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Call Mikey for more details.
UNDER CONTRACT

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FOR SALE TOW BRAKE JR, breaking
system, cost $1,000 asking $350; 2
Lazy Boy rocker recliners & a hide-a-
bed couch, 50 each; TV, $40. 773-
5843. 3:22p
ALUMINUM WINDOWS $15 up. 735-
9541. Large quantity. 3:22p
2007 FRANKLIN TRAVEL trailer, 32 ft.
long, like new, one slide out, $20,000.
352-206-5126. 3:15-22p
140 FARMALL TRACTOR and 1990
motor home, 43,000 miles. 781-9626.
3:15-22p


'STEPS FOR F250/350, year 99/03.
Asking $50. 863-773-4814. 3:22p
WIZARD RIDING LAWNMOWER, 42
inch cut, like new, $350. 735-0969 or
863-245-0334. 3:15-22p


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


Golden Opportunities
Work from home and earn big $ $ $
Experience The Wealth Pools Difference
GET PAID ON EVERY SALE MADE WORLD-WIDE
No AUTO SHIPS
No MONTHLY COST
No SELLING
No RE-QUALIFIYING


For more information listen to these recordings:
888-215-6244 219-990-6602
(5 minute call) (20 minute call)


www.wealthpools.com/wpus65164,
(Toll free 877-289-4730)


Income Tax
Fax Service
Translation of Documents
Immigration Services
Notary Public
501 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
c3:15-29p Tel: 863-767-1362 Fax: 863-767-1296 Tel: 863-767-0706


-YZ
Scheduling Coordinator Full-time. Must have great people
skills and knowledge of computers. Duties will include various
front desk responsibilities.
Childcare Group Leader Part-time. Hours are 1:30pm 5:30
pm. Must be responsible and love to work with children.
Apply in person to:
The Hardee County Family YMCA
610 W. Orange St., Wauchula
EOE/DFWP 773-6445. cl3:22c




WASTE WATER COLLECTION '
& WATER DISTRIBUTION
Must have experience in Waste water collection and water
distribution. Must be in good physical health and capable of
manual labor, lifting, walking, etc., required. Must be capa-
ble of understanding oral and written instruction. Will not be
restricted to any one job in the same classification. Pay
depending on experience. Drug test is required. Preference in
appointment will be given to eligible veterans or spouses of
veterans. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be
accepted at City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, or P.O. Box 608
Bowling Green, Florida 33834.
Positions will remain open until filled.
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1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $5,900 reduced $46,900.


SLocally owned and
operated for 32 years VV
* Hydraulic hoses made '
* Paint mixed in house


* All major credit cards
accepted

10W40
Turbo Motor Oil
S$1.49 qt ,


XCL v-PS-1107e-
Unit12
306 N 6th Ave.
SWauchula

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


COCKER SPANIEL PUPPY, male 9
wks., blk. & wh., $100. 767-0306 or
245-9638. 3:22p
AKC REGISTERED TOY POODLE, 4
months, male, silver, $400 OBO, ken-
nel included. 863-245-6583. 3:22p
FREE TO GOOD home. puppy, black


-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.
tfc-dh


Lab mix. 375-4213. 3:22nc ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
HAPPY JACK Sardex II1: the odor- requires that all cats and dogs sold in:
less and greaseless way to treat Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have,
mange on dogs. Use indoors! TSC an official health certificate, have nec-;,
Stores 773-3456. (www.e-stitch.com). t .essary shots and be free of parasites.
3:1-22c tfc-dh.


Immediate opening for Scholarship child care
eligibility/case management position in Wauchula office.
Full-time with benefits. Must be bilingual, detail oriented,
have computer skills, ability to multi task, learn quickly, and
work independently. Some accounting skills, medical
records, or client case management experience an asset.
Fax resume and cover letter to Shujwana Lamy at
863-767-1007, or e-mail to slamy(aelcfloridasheartland.org
EOE, pre-employment drug screen.
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A $ARDEE GARDENCEN
SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available
120 Hogan St. Monday.- Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
(Behind Panda Restaurant) 773-3500 cl7:27tfc


IPARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stunp Removal Dragline @
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
t14- I ),pr,.1
$75/Load
Fill Tup Soi-lHirvd Pan
Hardee CounI, Arej onrl
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BJD EXCAVATING
SCorplete Site Developmer#* Demolition i
*Dump Truck Hauling*
SUnderground Utilities*
Orange Tree Clearing'
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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BUY HERE! PAY HERE!

0 Interest and 0 Finance Charges
(. THE
1 MADNESS
IS HAPPENING!
In the tournament of low-price leaders,
'--. we always come out on top.


Open .7 Days
a Week!


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Se Habla
Espafiol


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4441

For the
beot deals in
Hardoe County,
all year
'round!
Jimmy Hill


Towing Service
* 24 Hour Service -..
* Lowest Possible Rates
* Fast, Reliable Service
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091
13 22c


DWARF ANGUS BULL, 1 1/2 years
old. 863-773-3168. 3:22p


FOUND FEMALE beagle mix, Tues.!o
Black/tan on West Main. 735-8129.
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March 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B






Classifieds


FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc



LOT WANTED Looking for property
or lot for a double-wide mobile home.
Prefer purchase but will consider
lease. Senior couple. South Polk or
Hardee County. Contact Richard
Weisman. 863-773-9300. 3:22c
LOOKING TO LEASE grass airstrip for
aerial application business. At least
3,000 feet. Established business in
excess of 15 years. Nearby property
or lot for a double-wide mobile home
desired but not critical. South Polk,
DeSoto or Hardee Counties. Contact
Fly On Farming, Inc. 863-773-9300.
3:22c
QUAINT HOME 2BR/1 Bath, great con-
dition, A/C, carpet, good neighbor-
hood, $76,900 OBO. 863-453-9584.
3:15-4:12p


"_ ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $300,000. Quality Realty &
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.
3:1-22p
5 ACRE HOME site on quiet country
road in South Polk County. Owner
financing, $100,000. Quality Realty-&
Investments, Inc. 863-533-0888.
3:1-22p

DeSoto County Properties
5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
80 acres, Brownville Area
Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre
OWNER FINANCING

www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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HELP WANTED
No Place Like Home, Inc. looking for highly motivated,
responsible and caring people to work with
Developmentally Disabled adults and children. You
Must Have a High School Diploma or equivalent and at,
least 2 years Related Work History. Full & Part time
positions, with varying shifts available.
Qualified Applicants please,
stop by 955 Altman Road, Wauchula to fill out an
application or call (863) 767-6006. 2
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Bo Espino
Auto Technician


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)

RestroWms later Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call

781-1062

Bowling Green Flea Market

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COMMERCIAL LOT located in
Wauchula, lot size 160x90 approx., 1
block off of Hwy. 17 North, excellent
location. Call 863-781-4529, $129,900,
make offer. 3:8tfc
10 ACRES FOR SALE by owner, paved
road frontage. 863-781-1469 863-
735-1668. 3:1-29p




1988 TRAVEL TRAILER, 35 ft, FLA
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


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2dPc Sofa & Love*at tks $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Center $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen ]ed Set $297.up, 50-4Pc bei-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up, ,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tfc


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:22c
NICE CLEAN FURNISHED efficiency
apartment for one person only.
AC/heat, utilities furnished. $120 per
week. First and last weeks rent, dam-
age deposit and references required.
No pets. 773-9793. 3:22p


NICE CLEAN 1 BEDROOM apartment
for rent. $120 per week. Utilities not
included. First and last weeks rent,
damage deposit and reference '-
required. No pets. 773-9793. 3:22p


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.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc


ATTENTION! The Fede
Housing Act Prohibits adver
preference or limitation b
race, color, religion, sex, I
familial status or national
the intention to make such
ence or limitation. Family
includes children under 18 ih
parents or guardians and
women.



PAINTING INSIDE OR OUTS
sonable prices. Don Johns
773-3168. References.
JIM'S PAINTING house an
home repair, interior and
licensed and insured, free e
767-9650. 3:
LAWN SERVICE Quality wo
mercial/residential, lic. & ii
landscaping and yard clean-i
873-9696. 3:


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COUNTRY, COUNTRY! 10 Acres ... Top of the line Manufacture
(Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry acres. Over
including screened porches, inground heated pool, updated kitch
breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All this for $284
67 AC Can be broken down creatively to a homesite. Beautiful woo
pasture. Fenced and cross fenced. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best M
and Projected growth area. ACCESS TO PEACE RIVER $15,000 p
WHAT A BEAUTY! Nice 4BR/2.5 BA Colonial CB Home. 2596' ur
sitting on 2.3 wooded acres. Custom built. Granite counter tops,
moulding on 10' ceilings through out. Back yard fenced $389,900.
LOOKING FOR SPACE? 10 acres on CR665 Paved County Roa
MH in good condition. Large 40x60 and 24x40 Metal warehouses.
for Cars, Boats, equipment etc. Fenced for cattle, wildlife pi
$289,900.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $48,500.


Insurance Company
looking for someone for
clerical/secretarial position.
Some benefits available.
Requirements:
CSR License after 90 day
probation period.
Basic clerical/secretarial
skills.
Filing, typing, computer
knowledge and telephone
ethics.
Must be able to attend insur-
ance classes and meetings
when needed.
Must be willing to learn and
understand insurance ques-
tions and needs of the cus-
tomer.
Send resume to:
Box N, PO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873
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tising any
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handicap,
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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.-
mybenfitsplus.com/Lcastillo. 3:1-29p


BABYSITTING IN MY home. Days,
nights, weekends. 781-3038 or 773-
3052. 2:22-3:22p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p


SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 2:22-3:22p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING. Call
Martin @ 781-3141. 3:8-4:5p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE Licensed,
insured, free estimates, commercial,
residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings, dh


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.:
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:290;
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448. ;
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-1194
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee,
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10,
Paragraph D require all ads for any:
construction-related service to carry,
the contractor's license number.
dh;
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-j,
my supplies now in stock at Pete'sG
Pharmacy. tfcd
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 First2
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

IMMACULATE HOME IN FAMILY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD! 3B/2Bth, C/B home built in 2000; spacious
and modern; plenty of storage; automatic lawn sprin-
klers. Make your appointment today! $175,000
NEW PRICE 5 acres fenced and cross fenced and
4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square feet; built in 1998; large
pole barn. $160,000
NEW LISTING! 3B/1Bth, 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
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAIN! 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$140,000
LAKE SETTING! Perfect home for the fisherman,
golfer or nature lovers! Situated on approximately one
acre on Lake Redwater, beautiful oaks enhance this
2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new windows over-
looking the peaceful lake; close to Highlands Ridge
North/South and Pinecrest Golf Courses. $249,900
EXCELLENT HOME FOR THE FAMILY! Lots of
room' in this 4B/3Bth home; recently renovated with
new roof, countertops, and floors; large master suite,
screened patio, double garage and Smithbuilt storage;
located in nice neighborhood. $250,000
LOVELY HOME IN BRIARWOOD ESTATES! 3
B/2Bth plus study home, large master suite with
sunken tub, his and her's closets; spectacular kitchen;
formal areas; beautiful arched doorways; tile and car-
pet floors; extra storage throughout. $310,000
WHY BUILD WHEN YOU CAN OWN this home
located on golf course! Newly constructed C/B Stucco
home with 3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings and
upgraded light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant
master bath, bonus room has 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


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SERVICE YOU


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


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

Doris Lambert .
IN IMMACULATE CONDITION! 3B/2Bth home built
in 1990, situated on 5 acres in an excellent area, modern
kitchen, tiled floors, 24x36 concrete floored workshop!
$359,900
PRICE REDUCED! PERFECT FOR WINTER VISI-
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW
Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$78,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet
and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard, conve-
nient location close to schools and shopping. $155,000
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

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2007


FOUR FAMILY SALE Boys clothes
14-18, and 2-4T. Girls clothes 12-16
and very nice women's working/-
church clothes from 12-16. Mens
clothes 30-34. Furniture, knick-
knacks, computer software, printer,
dishes, pictures, old cameras, projec-
tors, prom dresses. Kazen Road, fol-
low signs, 8-2, Saturday. 3:22p


SATURDAY Multi-family garage sale,
3071 Golfview Dr., lots of new sewing
fabrics, lace, etc., stroller, car seat,
dolls, something for everyone. 3:22p
LARGE SALE Sat., 803 Stenstrom
Rd., furniture, clothes, movies, hard-
ware, lots of miscellaneous and more
new stuff. 3:22p


Austin Growers
has an opening for a nursery manager
Must have experience in production and care of woody orna-
mentals & trees, experience in wholesale purchasing & selling,
familiar with regional buyers & suppliers. Strong organization-
al skills required, bilingual preferred.
Bring resume to 1329 US Hwy 17 N in Wauchula
or call 773-4450 for appointment
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FIRST TURKEY


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


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
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206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Laina Durrance, 7, killed her first turkey on March 17 on family
property. The gobbler weighed 19 pounds with a beard of just
over nine inches and one-inch spurs. She used a single shot
.410 shotgun to take the bird. Laina is the daughter of Shawn
and Michelle Durrance and the granddaughter of Ronnie and
Diana Durrance and Jerry and Jacki Johnson.
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
-Mignon McLaughlin


J.D.E.
DIRT HAULING & TRANSPORT SERVICE
We haul dirt, rock, clay, shell,
asphalt milling, etc.
We transport heavy equipment, tractors
and flat bed items, etc.
James English Ph # 863.832.0415
3:22-4:12p


PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH
annual yard sale. Saturday, March 31,
7:30-noon. Corner of Stenstrom and
Altman Roads. Something for every-
one priced to sell. 3:22-29p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 618 South
7th Avenue. Furniture, toys, clothes
and lots more. 3:22p
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
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 a.m. -?, 5026
Poplar St., BG. 3:22p
SUPER 2-FAMILY Saturday, 8-?, 3728
SR 64E, Zolfo near 7 mile point. 3
miles east of New Hope, 2nd house
past Cecil Durrance Rd. on right.
3:22p
SATURDAY ONLY Tools, fishing
poles, household. 4608 Hwy 17,
Bowling Green. 3:22p
MULTI-FAMILY: Friday, 8-?, 408 South
9th, Wauchula. Misc. 3:22p
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
04/15/2007_at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and stor-
age charges:
Year: 05 Make: NISSAN Model: 4D
VIN#: JN1AZ36A15M758069.
Sale to be held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377
OLD DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN, FL.
33834. Roberts Towing reserves the
right to bid. c13:22c


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S112 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida
PH: (863)773-9149
STORE HOURS: MON.-SAT. 6AM-9PM SUNDAY 8AM-8PM

MEAT DEPARTMENT SPECIALS A


Sirloin Tip
Sirloin Tip Roast
Beef Bottom Round Roast
Bottom Round Steak

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to be true, and the opposite'is
probably equally true. rT
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Commercial Property.
1.28 acres. Frontage on Main Street and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Hwy 17 across from Walmart. $1,200,000.
20 acres in Sweetwater area. Deep well.
Great area for horses or cows. $200,000.
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!
65 Acres
11/2 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.
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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. $4,900,0,00.
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restaurant a success. We are making changes to our
building to better serve our customers in the future. I
We plan to re-open on Monday, March 26t".
Thank you for your patience during this time.
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March 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HAREE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAN JAMES COWART, JR.,
also known as DAN J. COWART,
also known as JAMES COWART,
deceased. /

Case No. 252007CP000029

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate o,
DAN JAMES COWART, JR., also
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
below.
: All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or -
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims, must file
tieir claims with this codrt WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
SALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
SThe date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 15, 2007.

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

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCI
OF FLORIDA, IN AND F(
HARDEE COUNTY
Case No. 252007CP000O
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
'THOMAS EDWARD SNYDER,
also known as THOMAS E. S
;JR.
also known as THOMAS E.
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
(Summary Administratio
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ESTATE:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFII
an Order of Summary Admin
has been entered in the ei
THOMAS EDWARD SNYDER,
also known as THOMAS E. S
JR., also known as THOMAS
DER, deceased, File
252007CP000024, by the Circi
for Hardee County, Florida,
Division, the address of which
Office Drawer 1749, Wauch
33873-1749; that the decedent
was January 30, 2007; that t
value of the estate is $46,000
that the names and address
to whom it has been assigned
order are:

Name and Address
THOMAS E. SNYDER III
4400 Riverton Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99516-365

WILLIAM M. SNYDER
Post Office Box 1762
Great Falls, MT 59403-17f

JOHN J. SNYDER
502 S. Walnut Street
Kalaska, MI 49646

;ALL INTERESTED PERSON
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the decedi
persons having claims or d
against the estate of the d
other than those for whom p
for full payment was made
Order of Summary Admini
must file their claims with thi
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD[
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMAND
SO FILED WILL BE FOF
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD,
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEP
MORE AFTER THE DECED
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first public
this Notice is March 15, 2007.

Person Giving
WILLIAM M. S
Post Office B
Great Falls, MT 594(

Attorney for Person Giving No
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137



God give me-strength to
fact though it slay me.


A-
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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?
People can't stop tinkering with time. Because we can't create time, we
exert control over it by trying to change it or measure it.
Take the calendar. Over the centuries people have come up with many
variationss to account for the 365-plus days it takes us to travel around the
sun: 'hence, Leap Year. Did you know that under the ancient Roman cal-
,,endar March was the first month? That's why September, October,


The last jam session for this season.

The Oasis RV News
By Inez.McFalls


MUSIC JAM
The last music jam of the season
was Sunday the llth. One hundred.
fourteen people were really sorry to
see it end. Musicians are starting to
head North, although 20 performed
this week. The 50/50 was won by
Wanda Brandsasse, Jim and
Darlene, Jerry Kruys (who won
twice; go Jerry!) and Dale Bohnett.
Merchant certificates went to
Emery Schutz, Mary Lou Altmann,
Pat Turner, Ethel Ammons and
Albert B.


31522ACTIVITIES
S There are still many people in the
F THE park and still many things to keep
JIT them busy. There is exercise, walk-
OR ing, games and, of course, you can
still hear the horseshoes clanging
024 every day.

JR., BINGO AND CARDS
MNYDER, Bingo on the 8th had 29 players
and Charles Risser won the 50/50.
SNYDER


S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3n) TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
CLAIMS FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
"ABOVE HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 252006CA000531
ED that
istration JAMES SASSER, JR.,
state of Plaintiff
JR., vs.
NYDER, FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A FELIPE
E. SNY- SANTOA, A/K/A MIGUEL SANTOYO,
Number AND MARIA SANTOYO, A/K/A MARIA
uit Court SANTOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE;
Probate AND HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
i is Post AND JANE HARTMAN; AND JOHN
lula, FL DOE: AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
's death TENANTS, IN POSSESSION OF THE
he total SUBJECT PROPERTY,
.00, and Defendants
of those
by such NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JANE HARTMAN, JOHN DOE,
AND JANE DOE, as unknown tenants
in possession of the subject property,
their unknown spouses, heirs,
56 deviseess, grantees, creditors,'and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and the sever-
al and respective unknown assigns,
62 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
jS ARE under the above named defendantsror
parties claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property hereafter
ent and described.
emands
ecemden YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
rovison to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
in the ing described property:
stration
is Court The South 27 feet of Lot 4
iS SET and North 27 feet of Lot 5,
OF THE Block 1, Wauchula Villas
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, as per
DS NOT plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
REVER Page 10, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Physical Address: 410
OTHER Tulane Avenue, Wauchula,
ANY Florida Parcel Id No.: 03-34-
ARS OR 25-0480-00001-0003
ENT'S has been filed against you and you
action of are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KEN-
NETH B. EVERS, the Plaintiff's attor-
Notice: ney, whose address is Post Office
NYDER Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
ox 1762 33873-1308, on or before the 6th day
03-1762 of April, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.

DATED on the 27 day of February,
2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
3:15,22c As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
face a Deputy Clerk
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Anita Albert won the jar and
Michelle Bray (visiting her parents
Bob and Joann) won the jackpot.
Dale Bohnett, Ralph Pavey, Larry
Reid and Leon Sumner took mer-
chant certificates home.
On the 13th, 29 people watched
Donna Martin win the 50/50 and
Audrey Semler win the jackpot.
Dot Broadbend, Flo Nadeau,
Charlotte Longueuil, Shirley Reese
and Norma Reid won merchant dis-
count certificates.
Pokeno on Monday the 12th had
five players, and Charlotte was the
big winner.. On Wednesday there
were four players, and Shirley won.
Fifteen Red Hat ladies enjoyed
beautiful weather and a delicious
lunch at Solomon's Castle on
Tuesday the 13th.

AROUND THE PARK
Dorothy and Jack Shanower and
Mary qou and.Klaus Altmann and
tom and Peggy Dowling cooked
breakfast on the 10th. They all
made a great team. Seventy-seven
people enjoyed the menu of
sausage gravy, fried sausage and
pancakes, along with Fred Marsh's
special coffee. This was our last
breakfast of the season, a very good
season.
OOPS!
We have a correction to make to
last week's report of the strawberry
shortcake treat provided by Tom
and MaryEllen Hopkins. We
neglected to say that Sharon Lake
baked the biscuits and cake. Sorry,
Sharon, but you know how much
we appreciate you.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000027
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARGARET BRILLON,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARGARET BRILLON, deceased,
whose date of death was April 26,
2006, File Number 252007CP000027,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Hardee County Courthouse, Probate
Division, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The names
and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this Notice has
been served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 22, 2007.
J. LAWRENCE BRILLON
2540 Division Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
ROBERT A. HUTH, JR., P.L.
Attorney for Personal Representative
2300 Glades Road, Suite 260-W
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-8514
Telephone: 561-392-1800
Facsimile: 561-392-3535
FL BAR ATTY #162737
3:22,29c


November and December our ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th months have
their linguistic roots in the Latin words for seven, eight, nine and 10.
We even talk about how we spend time as though it were a precious
commodity, which indeed it is. We find ourselves trying to get the most
"bang for the buck" by multi-tasking even to the point of absurdity or
danger. I cringe when I see drivers not only eating snacks or tuning their
radios, but also having cell phone conversations that are clearly more
absorbing than any car or person on the road. At the office, I suspect most
of us are not content to simply speak with someone on the phone when we
can answer e-mail at the same time.
All this is part of our continuing effort to control time.
I have to believe that while God expects us to use our time well, He
also expects us to stay open to change, to our own needs and to the needs
of those around us. There are times when the interruption of our "plans" is
the most valuable moment of all.
Think about it. You want to finish writing a report for work. Your kids
want you to read them a bedtime story. You want to relax in front of the TV.
Your best friend needs a heart-to-heart talk. You want to live a long healthy
life. Your doctor tells you that you have cancer.
What's that all-too-true saying? "Life is what happens while you're
making other plans."
Religious writer Father Ronald Rolheiser said this: "We have to always
look for the hand of providence in our interruptions. These often constitute
the conspiracy of accidents through which God guides our lives. If we were
totally in control of our own agendas, if we could simply plan and execute
our lives according to our own dreams with no unwanted derailments, I fear
that many of us would, slowly and subtly, become selfish and all too soon
find our lives empty of the simple joys that come from real family and real
community."
Let's not worry so much about saving time or spending time or even
wasting-time. Let's just live it well.
For a free copy of "Take Care of Yourself. Body, Mind and Soul" write:
The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street,'New York,'NY 10017; or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.


The very purpose of existence
is to reconcile the glowing opin-
ion we have of ourselves with
the appalling things that other
people think about us.
-Quentin Crisp



ABOUT..
Obituaries

Obituaries are published
free of charge" as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age; place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may'include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given. :. -


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING,

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-03

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2007-03 will be presentedto the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall, 225
East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 2nd day of April, 2007, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the
proposed Ordinance can be obtained'from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.
The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-03


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.36
ACRES LOCATED AT 604 SOUTH SEVENTH (7T) AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS
THE CAROL M. KNIGHT PROPERTY, FROM CITY "R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL" TO CITY "R-2 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL/DUPLEXES";
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect
to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such
purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedingsis made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs
or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3,131.

s/ Clarissa Abbott


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE-that a public hearing will be held and thereafter'Ordihtiace
Number 2007-04 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon thefirst reading at
City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 2nd day of April 2007, at
6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk,
126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 10.02
ACRES LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF TERRELL ROAD AND
LOUISIANA STREET, DESIGNATED AS THE ROBERTS PARCEL,
INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, WITH A ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF RIA-SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND A FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM)
DESIGNATION OF SFR-SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any, decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need. a record of
the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the-appeal is
to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,.should contact the
City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Clarissa Abbott


Clifford M. Ables, IIl, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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12B The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2007


7.31- Diesel Lrrt package Wth mobe else has cakntebg erTa L Diesel with AT package This Eddie Bauer Model with all the equipment, Automatic, air, power windowsIock Someone else has paid the big depreciation
leherefull power trailer tow and tion hiton his one!Ver cln in truck is priced over $12, 000 less This truck is in excellent condition and s and mirrors, only 15,000 Miles. 3 to on this sedan. SportyV6 with power, CD,
brand new tires a(l the way around. sedan, n cely equipped. lire newinsiue
and out than new being offered way behind book value. choose from at this low price! and lots of eyeball!

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Ford'
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(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, March 22, 2007


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee tennis teams, featur-
ing only a total of four seniors, con-
tinue to work hard in every match,
none going down easily.
That said, the teams are finding
each outing an uphill struggle as
the season progresses, with shining
lights every so often.
The teams continue with their
task this week as both hosted
DeSoto on Monday and went to
Sarasota Booker on Tuesday. The
matches today (Thursday) are
home at the Wauchula City Courts
at the Oak Street Park against
Palmetto.
Next week's matches are
Monday when the girls host Avon
Park, Tuesday when both teams go
to Sebring and Friday, March 30
when both squads go to Okee-
chobee.
Against Booker at home on
March 6, Hardee boys lost 5-2.
Hardee victories came at number
three when junior James Olliff out-
lasted Sean Squire 7-5, 6-3. And, at
number five singles, soph Joe
Porter swept past Philip Pena 6-1,
6-3.
At number one singles usually
steady senior Josh Ready couldn't
outdo Cody Gusto in a 6-2, 6-0
loss. Classmate Josh Mayer had an
equally hard time with Emilio Lazo
in a 6-1, 6-4 loss. And at number
three senior Casey Brutus, fell 6-1,
6-1 to Aldo Castro.
Booker won both doubles.
Gusto/Squire won an 8-6 proset
over Ready/Mayer and Lazo/Castro
beat Olliff/Brutus in a 9-7
marathon.
For the Hardee girls, there was
only one winner. Soph Clara
Durrance took Shakeena Rosier 6-
0, 6-2. In an extra doubles match,
Marissa Hall and Kaitlyn Justice
nipped Rosier and Emily Charleson
8-6.
At number one, lone senior girl
D.K. Davis warred with Carla
Robison in a 6-2, 6-1 loss. Justice,
4 soph, lost 6-0, 6-1 to Trish Brady.
Soph Shelby Durrance lost 6-0, 6-1
to Aimsley Smith. Junior. Natalie
Green nearly upset Patricia Dygert
but lost 7-5, 6-2.
In the scheduled doubles match-
es. Robison/Brady beat Davis/-
Green 8-5 and Smith/Dygert
downed the Durrances 8-2.
Next on tap for the Hardee
squads was the Heartland Confer-
ence meet at Sebring March 9-10 in
which Frostproof, Avon Park, Lake
Placid, DeSoto and Sebring com-
peted against the Wildcats. The
boys played at the Sebring courts,
while the girls were at the South
Florida Community College courts.
Players were seeded based on


their records, with Ready, the dou-
.bles team of Brutus/Porter, and the
doubles team of Davis/Green get-
ting first round byes.
Ready lost his semi-final round
6-2, 6-4 to Tyler Heath of Frost-
proof, who won the finals.
Similarly, Mayer lost 6-3, 6-4 to
Frostproof's Charlie Hurst, who
went on to win the finals.
Brutus was another victim of
Frostproof, when Trey Jaquez won
6-3, 6-3. Olliff lost to Josue Garcia.
At number five singles, Porter beat
Martin Oseguera of Avon Park 6-
2, 6-4 before losing 6-4, 6-4 to Carl
Belcher.
In the doubles competition,
Ready and Mayer were beaten by
Heath/Hurst 6-0, 6-0 and Brutus/-
Porter lost 7-5, 6-4 to Lake Placid.
At the girls venue, Davis lost to
Whitney Prevatt of DeSoto 7-6 (3
service points), 6-4. Justice beat
Kelsie Johnson of Sebring 6-2, 2-6,
6-1 before losing to Jordan Mills of
Frostproof in the semifinals.
At number three singles, Shelby
Durrance lost to Emily Johnson of
Frostproof 6-1, 6-1. Green lost to
Natalie Bickett of DeSoto in a
marathon 7-6 (6), 6-4. Clara
Durrance lost 6-4, 6-1 to Ashley
Falis of Avon Park.
In the girls doubles, Davis/Green
lost in the second round to
Mills/Hurst of Frostproof 7-6, 6-3,
and the Durrances lost in the first
round to a pair of Sebring girls.
Back at home on March 13,
Hardee hosted 3A Lemon Bay,
which beat the Wildcats 5-2 and
swept past the Lady Wildcats 7-0.
Ready won his opening round,
leading Dan Downing 5-1 when
Downing retired. Mayer, Brutus
and Olliff lost their.matches, none
of them shut out, each scoring 6-3
in the second rounds. At number
five singles, Porter beat Zebediah
Greene 6-3, 6-3.
The doubles competition was
keen. Ready/Mayer hung tough in a
6-2, 4-6, 6-4 lost to Michael
Hplleran/Charlie Russo and Olliff/-
Brutus went 7-6 (5) in the first set
before losing 6-0 to Michael
Thompson/Greene.
Hardee girls had a .harder time.
Davis lost 6-3, 6-0 to Jennifer
Wilson and Justice went down 6-0,
6-0 to Jordan Ittersagen. Shelby
Durrance lost 6-2, 6-2 to Heather
Meals. Katie Newton won when
Green retired in the second set.
Clara Durrance lost 6-, 6-1 to
Claudia Kalwinski. In an extra sin-
gles Marissa Hall lost 6-2, 6-1 to
Veronica Caverly.
In the girls doubles, it was also
uphill. Davis/Justice lost 6-0, 6-1 to
Wilson/Ittersagen and the Dur-
rances lost an 8-1 pro-set to
Meals/Newton.


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left) Caitlin Chason, Lindy Rossman, Heather St. John, Bethany Lang and Paige Avery; second row, assistant coach Aimee
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--Schedule Of Weekly Services


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning.......................10:00 a.m.
Sunday ...................6:00 p.m.
Tuesda'l ] nting .......... 7:00 p.m.
Thursday . ........ .......7:30 p.m.

CHESI R GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Siumday Saba, 9:30 a.m.
S PI ......p-............ .... 8:00 a.m.
ig ,Bie W rsihip 1st & 3rd ................
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .......................... :45 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training .................... :00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer....... ...........6:00 p.m

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ..... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
English Service .................... 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ............... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups,.
Adult Cell Group ......................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship.................6:30 p.m.

CHURCH'OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.nm.
Worship Service ................... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday ........7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................ 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood........................... 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night............................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ...........7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .....................7:00 p.m.
FAITII TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service........................5:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .................... 9:45 a.m.
Scrvicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion................... .....1 1:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ................9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service...................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner .................................. 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team.....................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m.
M morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study.. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....ll:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study .............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Sunmmit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
M artes............................ 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes...........................7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning......................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening........................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening................7:30 p.m.
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WAUCHULA

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

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CIURCII
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.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"V & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study.............................. 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ..........9:00 a.m.
H oly D ays.....................

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

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

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

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


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WAUCHULA

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

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

WAUCIIULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service ........... I11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. ......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service. .... 7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet..... 7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ........ 7:00 p.m.



The whole problem with the
world is that fools and fanatics
are always so certain of them-
selves, but wiser people so full
of doubts.
-Bertrand Russell


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .... ....... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship .... ...... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .. ........... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service............. 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School .. .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

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


A woman won a radio contest
that promised the winner "100:
Grand." Ms. Gill sued the station:
because they gave her a candy:
bar-a Nestle's 100 Grand-in-
stead of $100,000.
A station may fool you, but not
the Savior!
His gift is eternal. It begins the
day you receive the Lord Jesus,
and it never ends or wears out. It
gets better with each year.
His gift is essential. You need it
more than your next breath, and it
suits everyone.
He says, "I give to them eternal
life." You will receive it now, won't
you?


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:; Have you ever tried to start a campfire with damp wood...or insufficient
kindling? Your attempts probably went up in smoke...and you found
that where there is smoke, there is not always fire. Yet, if conditions are
favorable, even a small fire soon bums brightly and spreads quickly.
It is not so different in matters of the spirit. When the spirit is
prepared and kindled by the promises of God, it burns vibrantly. One
spirit ignited will spread the love of our Heavenly Father so that
others can feel its warmth. "Consider what a
great forest is set on fire by a small spark."
(James 3:5)
S Fan the flames of your spirit with God's
love this week at your house of worship. As His
warmth touches you your spirit will glow. It only takes one spark to get
a fire going!
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4C The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2007


Some People With Green Thumbs


Become Obsessed With Orchids


By SUE CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
Long known as a flower of dis-
tinction, orchids have an undeni-
able mystique as nature's most
alluring flower. Find out for your-
self March 31 and April 1 at The
Orchid Society of Highlands
County Show held in Sebring.
Orchids belong to a huge family
of plants called Orchidaceae.
What separates them from all other
plant families is the way they pack-
age their pollen in small waxy bun-
dles called pollinia, for collection
by visiting insects. By this unique
system, no pollen grains are lost;
instead insects carry pollen from
one orchid to another, thereby fer-
tilizing their flowers.
Ed Fabik's love affair with
orchids started 30 years ago when
his brother-in-law worked at the
Botanical Society in Chicago. "He
got me started with six to eight
orchids. I killed most of them
before joining the Sdunrise Orchid
Society. Now I have 500 and a vari-
ety of different species." Fabik
said. After moving to the Sebring
area, he became president of The
Orchid Society of Highlands
County in 2000. The original 35
members Fabik inherited have now
grown to 250. The club meets at 7
'p.m. on the fourth Monday of each
month at the Highlands County
Agri-Civic Center in Sebring. The
cost to join is $20 for a family and
$15 for a single.
Speakers at the meetings give
presentations on different species,
culture, growing tips and care.
-Members even bring their bloom-
ing plants for everyone to enjoy,
and there is also a monthly newslet-
ter. They give presentations at nurs-
ing homes, garden clubs, and
,SFCC. They also provide a scholar-
ship for any student in Highlands
County who is furthering his or her
education in horticulture or botany.
The Orchid Society of Highlands
County sponsors trips throughout
the year to the Miami Orchid Show,
Redlands Orchid Festival in
Homestead, and Octoberfest at
EFG Orchids in Deland or the AOS
Headquarters in Delray Beach. At
Christmas each member is given an
orchid from Hawaii. For more
information, call President Ed
Fabik at 465-2830 or email him at,


orchidmanl24@yahoo.com.
Louis and Mary Lupold of Zolfo
Springs have been Orchid Society
members for six years. "Louis'
uncle was very good with plants,
and he had a cattleya orchid for
years but it never bloomed. He
finally gave it to us out of aggrava-
tion, and it bloomed within three
months. It got so big that later we
divided it into 50 plants. Our
friends from Sebring were already
Orchid Society members and took
us to a meeting. That's how we got
started. We handed out those plants
at the meeting, and the whole thing
just snowballed. You can't have
just one orchid. We have over 100.
Louis likes the ig cattleyas, but I
prefer the phalaenopsis. They
bloom longer and are easier to take
care of," Mary Lupold said.
On March 31 and April 1 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. the Society will host
an orchid show at the Ag-Civic
Center. For the $2 admission, one
can enjoy displays of orchids from
Highlands County, Lakeland and
Orlando's societies. The certified
judges take into consideration the
flower's size, shape, color and
other criteria for the different
species. Flowers will be sold as
well as supplies and monogrammed
shirts. There will be seminars, door
prizes and raffles. The 4-H wil pro-
vide hamburgers and hot dogs. Six
vendors from Tampa, Fort Lauder-
dale, Myakka, Deland, Okeechobee
and Lake Placid will offer orchids
for sale starting at $7.
Bill Ross, a vendor from Lake
Placid, said, "You must first know
the exact type of plant you have,
how much light it prefers, and how
wet it wants to be. Most orchids
around here can't tolerate salt. If
you're a novice, join the Orchid
Society so fellow members can
guide you with valuable informa-
tion from the start. Buy orchids
from nurseries and growers
because they will provide informa-
tion and detailed care on any .spe-
cific plant chosen. This event is a
great way to get started and meet
people who are active in our local
society."
Ross carries approximately 3,000
orchids worth over $50,000 in his
greenhouse. Orchids are more than
an investment or exotic hobby.
They are his passion, with the


Jewel Box Cattleya his favorite.
He especially enjoys hybridizing
orchids and is a patient man. After
he propagates them from seed or a
stem culture rd puts them in a test
tube flask, it might take five years
before he ever sees a bloom on it.
Out of 200 to 300 he creates this
way, he will pick only five or six
that are the best-looking. These he
takes to an AOS-sanctioned show
or to its headquarters to be judged
and hopefully awarded. Then he
can put a name on that plant, which
is referred to as a sport plant.
That's what creates salability and
value for a specific orchid. His
newest creation, phalaenopsis belli-
na (Lorette Ross), recently won an
award of merit from the American
Orchid Society "This specimen
plant is named after one of my
daughters. It's worth $200. Right
now everything in my greenhouse
is blooming all different color
halaenopsis, cattleyas, dendrodium,
and superbiums," Ross said.
He can be reached by email at
awesomeorchids@earthlink.net, or
call 699-2061 to schedule an
appointment for a personal tour of
his greenhouse and orchids.
Beth Lamb is a fourth generation
Floridian, born and raised in
Orlando, who moved to Sebring in
1985. "I can thank my grandparents
for my interest in plants in general.
When I was in sixth grade, I had a
green thumb and an eye for pretty
plants," Lamb said. While in mid-
dle school she worked at a nursery.
"The owner did hybridization, and
he showed me how. It was fascinat-
ing why certain traits turn out a cer-
tain way," Lamb said.
At the University of Florida she
received a masters in Plant Patho-
logy with a specialty in Plant


The Orchid Society of Highlands County members (left to right) Dan DeCausey and Jim Dean
(who built the wooden trolley displaying orchids for the show) JoAnn Dean and President Ed
Fabik.


Virology (disease.) Her private
consulting firm advises the horti-
culture industry on propagation and
plant tissue cultures, often trouble-
shooting at their on-site plant labs.
"I maintain a collection, but most
are breeding stock. I like all
orchids. Cattleya (corsage orchids)
are beautiful, but the genera of slip-
per orchids and phalaenopsis are
my favorites," Lamb said.
.People grow more hybrids than
species for various advantages.
Two rather temperamental species
can when crossed, produce a vigor-
ous and easily grown hybrid. As
well as growing more quickly,
hybrids often flower earlier and


more freely and are more tolerant
of less than ideal conditions. A
grower. may want a particular
flower color on a certain size plant
that will grow well in conditions
offered. They are also cheaper and
more readily available.
When Dan DeCausey moved
here 12 years ago, he brought 30
orchids with him. After attending
an auction at The Orchid Society of
Highlands County, he not only
bought more orchids, but joined
their club. Today his greenhouse is
devoted to his personal collection
of 600 orchids. "I like species
plants like cattleyas. My favorites
are the oddball stuff. Paphio-


pedilums have nice big flowers.
Coelogynes have big flowers and a
nice smell. And the epidendriums
and bulbophyllum appeal to me
because of their unusual shapes,"
DeCausey said. His other hobby is
making furniture and wooden dis-
play pieces for his orchids. For this
show, he created the wooden trolley
filled with orchids at the entrance
to this show.

According to US Department of
Agriculture, orchids are second in
sales behind poinsettias. Orchids
are the largest group of flowering
plants in nature. There are 25,000
See GREEN THUMB 5C


Inside Bill Ross greenhouse: Vanda orchids.


Inside Bill Ross' greenhouse: Phalaenopsis orchids.


PHOTOS BY SUE CARPENTER
Beth Lamb's paph. Julius a hybrid slipper orchid with hori-
zontal petals and an enlarged lip pocket.



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Highlands County Orchid Society member Beth Lamb with some
of her favorite slipper orchids.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of'Bowling Green, Florida will consider approval of
Ordinance No. 2007-06 at the City Commission meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at City Hall, 104 E.
Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 starting at 7:00
p.m.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-06
An Ordinance providing for amendment of Ordinance
2007-02 prohibiting indemnification of third parties and
similar arrangements to allow indemnification in leases
for major equipment: providing for severability; and pro-
viding for an effective date.

Interested persons can appear and be heard oh this
Ordinance at the Commission Meeting. Copies of this ordi-
nance and background materials may be reviewed or
obtained at the office of the City Clerk, M-F, 8:00 to 12:00
a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by th6
Board with respect to any matter discussed at any meeting
or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for such
purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is based, per Florida
Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by
the City. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable
special accommodations in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the City Clerk with the request at
(863) 375-2255.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
BY: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM
S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney .3:22


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GREEN THUMB
Continued From 4C
to 30,000 identified species with there's an orchid for everyone's
new species being discovered each taste.
year. In addition, there are more Phalaenopsis or moth orchid is a
than 120,000 hybrids registered favorite because of its easy mainte-
with the Royal Horticultural nance and blooms that last for
Society. With so many choices, months at a time. Summer is prime


time for blooming vibrant colored
phalaenopsis and as an extra bene-
fit, they are frequently fragrant.
The white ones command attention
because of their simple, pure beau-
ty.
Vandaceous orchids, commonly
referred to as "vandas," are sum-
mer-flowering orchids. They re-
quire warm temperatures and bright
light to flower.
The cattleya is among the most
popularly grown. It is the tradition-
al corsage orchid and comes in
many colors, shapes, forms and
sizes. Light is one of the most
important factors in growing and
blooming them and this means an
east, shaded-south, (as with a sheer
curtain) or west window in the
home would be ideal.
Cymbidiums are prized for their
long-lasting sprays of'flowers and
are sought after because of their
easy care. There are two types:
standards and miniatures. Although
standards don't flower easily in
South Florida, miniatures are more
tolerant of heat and flower freely
from midsummer to Christmas.


Keep the plant outside in high light
and water and fertilize regularly.
These orchids also grow as epi-
phytes (on trees), lithophytes (on
rocks) or as terrestrials (in the
ground) in a variety of light expo-
sures. When summer arrives,
choose a spot with filtered sun, like
beneath a tree or on a screened
patio.
When choosing plants:
Make sure they are well-rooted
and firm in their pot or basket, and
that they have attractive and well-
presented flowers and a legible
label.
Try to buy plants that have
been delivered that day, so they've
not been sitting in less-than-ideal
conditions for a length of time.
Bring them home promptly
and crack car windows on the way
so they don't bake in the hot interi-
or.
Once home, have a good look
at their condition and make adjust-
ments. Be sure to ask for specific
watering and fertilizing instructions
- especially for the summer. And
immediately begin the regimen.


Orchid Society President Ed Fabik and Bill Ross with a variety of
phalaenopsis orchids.


: 4 9- . .


Orchid Society member Dan Decausey with his favorite orchids:
paphiopedilums, coelogynes, epidendriums and bulbophyllum.


Ross' phalaenopsis orchid, Bellina Ross recently won an AOS
award of merit. Each long pod holds 750,000 seeds.


FOCUS ON THE GOOD MEAL, NOT THE DIRTY DISHES
It is my sad observation that there is a lack of thankfulness in our world.
We seem to always find the negatives in our lives without focusing on the
positives.
We focus on the dirty dishes instead of the good meal. We focus on the
dirty carpet instead of the beautiful house around it. We tend to focus on the
obstacles in life instead of the opportunities. And often, those are one and
the same; it just depends on how you look at it.
I found a cute anonymous poem that made me think. I hope it will chal-
lenge you, too, in the area of thankfulness.
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something.
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for your limitations.
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow as a person.
Be thankful for each new challenge.
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes;
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary.
Because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful
for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can
become your blessings.
So let me be the first to change my attitude to gratitude by thanking you
for reading my article. It is wonderful to have this ability to touch so many
people with a few words from Scripture. And let me be the first to thank my
Father in heaven for His holy Word. As it says in Colossians 3:17.,
"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giv:-
ing thanks through Him to God the Father."
Whatever we might find ourselves doing, whether it is sifting through
papers, vacuuming the floor or loading up some dishes, let us see each
moment as an opportunity to find something wonderful in our lives and
thank God for His abundant blessings. And if you have nothing else to be
thankful for, be thankful that God has placed grace and redemption in front
of all of us "not wishing that any perish" (2 Peter 3:9) and given us
one more day to find Him, follow Him and serve Him.
Thanks be to God! I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can e
e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net

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SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
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.
07-30
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, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D

AND
Lot 02, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID


1733250815000010001
S17, T33S, R25E

1733250815000010002
S17, T33S, R25E


07-35
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

07-36
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 S/D S06, T35S, R23E
AND
12.OOOL a Lot 2, Bk 01 Adam Acrs SI -3-1 n~s ui u uuuui uuu


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

12.36MOL ac Lot 03, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D


Ub 35 23 U1U00 UUU000010002
S06, T35S, R23E

06 35 23 0100 00001 0003
S06, T35s, R23E


07-37
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
04 34 26 0000 02680 0000
.25MOL ac sq in NW corn of SW1/4 of NE1/4 of SW1/4
S04, T34S, R26E
07-38
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 34 24 000010010 0000
and 0934240000037700000
A parcel of land lying in S04 and S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida desc
as: Corn at NE corn of S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida,.thence N
89deg30min21sec W along N line of said Sec 09, a dist of 2082.82 ft; thence
leaving said N line of said Sec 09, S 00degilminl8sec W a dist of 601 ft to
POB; thence cont S OOdeg I minl 8sec 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 57degl3min18min 64.40 ft to 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 to the 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 ft to 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 ftto a non-tangent line; thence S 52deg15min11sec
W, 34.68 ft; thence N 37deg44min49sec W, 43.54ft; thence N 56deg54min16sec
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 112deg31min26sec, 78.56 ft to a pt of tangency; thence S81deg58min25sec
W, 154.75 ft; thence N28degl9min09sec W 78.19 ft; thence N 59deg04min01sec
E, 184.64 ft;.thence N 17deg53min01sec E, 80.74 ft; thence N
31degl4min54sec W, 107.85 ft, to a pt on a curve whose chord bears N
64deg26min1 sec 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 09deg32min41secW,
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 25degl2min26sec, 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. ftto 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 81deg03min18sec E, 59.97 ft; thence S
89degl6min43sec 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 50deg19min54sec 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

07-39
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


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Bruce Walter McQuaig, 38, Wau-
chula, and Kimberly Ann Alder-
man, 40, Wauchula.
William Riley Hiers Jr., 22, Zolfo
Springs, and Tammy Epperson, 31,
Zolfo Springs.
Jerry Jerome Browdy, 34,
Wauchula, and Kolby Michael
McIntyre, 25, Ona.
Aubry Lee Pellom, 35, Wauchula,
and Billy Jo Pellom, 28, Wauchula.
Hosea Hebrew Smith, 47,
Wauchula, and Jacklyn Patricia
Parkinson, 34, Zolfo Springs.
Bruce Clayton Judah, 31, Mul-
berry, and Kelley Lynn Denney, 22,
Mulberry.
Ruben Edward Rivas, 21,
Wauchula, and Jamie L. Salas, 20,
Wauchula.
Guillermo Jimenez, 24, Port
Charlotte, and Yesenia Ramirez,
22, Wauchula.

The following small claims case
was disposed of recently by the
county judge:
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Trenere Snell, judgment for
removal of tenant.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Tammy Kay Lambert and David
William Lambert, divorce.
Jethro Anthony Davis vs. James
R. McDonough, state Department
of Corrections, petition for review
of inmate situation.
Dauphin County, Pa. vs. Jose
Orosco, interstate petition for
enforce child support order.
Olga Martinez and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Nicholas Mendoza III, petition for
child support.
Kandyce W. Coble and Gaynor L.
Coble, divorce.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Scott G. Bond, damages.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Casandra
Cook, petition for injunction for
petition.
James Everett Lovett and Debbie
Lee Lovett, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Elizabeth Purser vs. Jimmy Dale
Purser Jr., injunction for protection.
Kara Spencer vs. Randall
Simpson, injunction for protection.
Margarita San Juana Flores and
DOR vs. Luciano Lara III, order
amending child support.
Roberta Ramos and DOR vs.
Gerardo Ramos, order on child sup-
port arrearages.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschiwal and
Joseph Rudolph Ruschiwal, amend-
ed divorce order.
Marcie J. Tucker and DOR vs.
James L. Zandvliet, close case, both
parties have moved out of state.
John E. and Kathleen Eason vs.
Ace American Insurance Co., dis-
missed.
Sylvia Williams and DOR vs.
Mary Woods, order on child support
enforcement.
Clinton Artavious Anderson and
Cristie Leann Anderson, divorce.
Sandra A. Valerio and DOR vs.
Martin Javier Cisneros, voluntary
dismissal.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Casandra
Cook, voluntary dismissal of


injunction for protection.
Debbie Sambrano vs. Thomas
Flores, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Stephanie McCullough o/b/o
minor child vs. Brian Vickers o/b/b
minor child, injunction for protec-
tion.
Guilllermina Alvarez Velazquez
vs. Jose Mota, injunction for pro-
tection.
Elizabeth Aguilar Aleman and
Roy Secura Aleman, divorce.
Albert Roberto Castillo and DOR
vs. Anita Castillo, child support
order.
Annie B. Small and DOR vs.
Lashim Lyons, child support order.
Deborah A. Ljung and DOR vs.
Levy H. Gantt, order on child sup-
port arrears.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Lynne D. Miller and DOR vs.
Michael A. Finnegan.
David A. Sanders and DOR vs.
Mary A. Sanders.
Kathleen N. Alaniz and DOR vs.
Larry D. Isom.

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

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Frank Calderone, Cyndi (Cyn-
thia) L. Calderone and Alexander
Calderone to Frank Calderone and
Claude Poirier, and Alexander
Calderone, $50,000.
Frank Calderone and Cyndi
(Cynthia) L. Calderone to Frank
Calderone and Claude Poirier,
$50,000.
J. Cristino Barboza to Miguel
Angel Velasquez and Joan Marie
Velasquez Manzono, $10,000.
Charlotte Hernandez Vickery and
John Vickery to Staton Inc.,
$60,639.
Christopher M. LeConte,
Michael J. LeConte and Patricia M.
LeConte to Ullrich's Water Condi-
tioning Service, $70,000.
William Earl and Veda Marie
Sloey to James and Yvonne M.
Miller, $14,000.
SWH Investors LLC to
Wauchula Hardware Properties
LLC, $1.03 million.
Martin M. Wohl to Jose DeJesus
Anselmo and Rosa Mary Rojas,
$134,900.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to Elizabeth
Xiong, $58,500.
Thomas and Guillerminia Jaimes
Trevino to Felix and Anavelia J.
Salinas, $35,000.
Rusty A. and Nancy L. Kitchens
to Gerardo Santiago-Sanchez and
Teresa Librado-Santiago, $73,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Robert and Angel Dawn Galvan,
$144,900.
FL Land Partners LLC to Juan F.
and Deia F. Colao, $99,000.
Myrna Harrington to Elvin C.
McMannis, $60,000.
James Everett Lovett to Bobby
Jr. and Niki R. Rast, $190,000.
Stephen S. and Monica Reas to
John K. Nicholson,$225,000.
Albert R. and Susan L. Alley to
Eleanor R. Henderson, $400,000.
Joseph R. Colavito Jr. and
Shirley L. Colavito to Joseph R.
Colavito Jr., $22,500.


In order to really enjoy a dog,
one doesn't merely try to train
him to be semihuman. The point
of it is to open oneself to the pos-
sibility of becoming partly a dog.
-Edward Hoagland


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 NW1/4 of NW1/4
S16, T33S, R25E

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


TO SPANK OR NOT TO SPANK
Spanking is in the news in California again.
There is a big difference in spanking and beating.
When I was in school students were sometimes called to the front of
the classroom, told to put their hands on the teacher's desk and bend over.
The room got so quiet that the two or three light swats applied to the stu-
dent's posterior sounded like gunshots.
On a couple of occasions when I was framed for some misdeed, I was
the unfortunate recipient of this horrid abuse. Although I won't say it did-
n't smart, I'm pretty sure it didn't leave any permanent scars, and it was a
long time before I was framed for committing that particular offense again.
Today, any teacher who dares to commit such an atrocity would be
sued, fired and fried.
In a Hillsborough County School Board meeting, board member
Jennifer Faliero said spanking should be brought back into the classroom
because "most of the students are just brats."
As her fellow board members began to choke and slide down of their
seats like gobs of Silly Putty, Faliero heaved another scoop of dirt out of her
own grave by saying that the young hoodlums would not forsake their
wicked ways "until we slam them up against the wall and put the fear of
God into them."
Writer Dan Ruth says he found Ms. Faliero's straight shooting refresh-
ing. Having visited several Hillsborough County campuses, Ruth admits to
being appalled at the lack of discipline and respect shown by students, who
verbally abuse teachers on a daily basis and sometimes attack them physi-
cally. He says students' appearance often reflects their behavior.
"Go sit in front of any public high school as the young scholars arrive
for their daily matriculation," Ruth writes, "and you'd think many of these
kids were majoring in a pre-hooker/pre-thug curriculum . There's more
exposed underwear floating around Hillsborough's high schools than in the
last Victoria's Secret catalog."
And what about the droopy, sloppy style boys embrace? Know where
that came from? Prison. When federal prisons took away inmates' belts so
they couldn't hang themselves with them, the prisoners' pants began to
droop. Thus was born a new fad for punks who like to show their butts.
A dress code does exist, but rarely is enforced.
And there's the hair. If you can imagine it, walk onto any Hillsborough
high school campus and you'll see it: long hair, short hair, orange hair,
green hair, no hair and nesting hair. By "nesting hair" I mean having the
skull shaved halfway up the head, then a spiked little tuft on top resembling
a wren's nest with a TV antenna.
Appearance not only reflects behavior but also attitude. Girls who
dress conservatively are seldom sluts, and boys who don't show their butts
usually aren't the worst troublemakers.
Vincent Iorrio, who holds a Ph.D. in education, began his teaching
career in California when the paddle, and prayer, were legal. "We started
every day with the flag salute, a passage of Scripture and a prayer," he told
me.
"I had a paddle, but I only had to use it a few times a year," Iorrio con-
tinued. "When I did, it got everybody's attention. The problem today is that
it's so difficult for teachers to get the kids' attention, because they have no
fear and no respect."
He said soon after prayer and the paddle were banned, they were
replaced with metal detectors and guard dogs.
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald said that if children didn't learn certain
lessons at home or in school, the world would teach those lessons with a
whip. I imagine many of the style-setting inmates in the Big House would,
agree.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


The greatest things are
accomplished by individual
people, not by committees or
companies.
-Alfred A. Montapert


My dog is usually pleased with
what I do, because she is not
infected with the concept of
what I "should" be doing.
-Lonzo Idolswine


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. AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


PUBLIC NOTICE

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

PUBLIC WORKSHOP
on
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, Planning/Zoning Board

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development 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 9'h 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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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat junior varsi-
ty showed its youth early last week.
The young 'Cats "never decided
to compete in Monday's 5-1 loss to
the Frostproof junior Bulldogs. On
Tuesday, again at home, Hardee
played better against Palmetto but
lost 8-5.
Hardee played at home Thursday
against Bartow. This week, the
junior 'Cats had the early game (4


Brookside Bluff residents have
been enjoying pizza once a month
at the clubhouse. Sue Fay, vice
chair of the Activity Committee,
and Linda Burns, entertainment
chair, have started a monthly Pizza
Party. The pizza is hot and fresh
and includes all varieties such as
pepperoni, sausage and vegetarian.
Janet Young and Flo Padrnos
helped with the cooking at the first
Pizza Party. Volunteers helped with


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p.m.) in a double-header against St.
Albans of Washington, D.C. on its
annual spring visit. Tomorrow
(Friday), the junior Wildcats go to
Avon Park for a 4:30 game. The
month ends with a trip to DeSoto
on March 27 for a 6 p.m. game and
another to Sebring on March 30 for
a 4 p.m. game.
"We challenged them after Mon-
day's loss and they put forth a lot
better effort on Tuesday," said head
coach John Sharp, who said Tyler
Cobb's pitching on Monday was


the serving at the first party and at
subsequent ones.
The last jam session of the year
was held on last Friday. Brookside
musicians Jim Withers, Jim White
and Pete Stock played along with
musicians and vocalists from other
parks. The musicians also enter-
tained at the Brookside Bluff picnic
on March 10. The picnic was held
at the Brookside Bluff Pavilion
located near Charlie Creek.


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In the kitchen making pizza are (from left) Linda Burns, Sue Fay,
Flo Padrnos and Janet Young.


INVESTMENT


good. "He got roughed up the first
inning, but settled down and
stayed with it."
Sharp also noted the hitting of
Tony Martinez and Josh Rodgers.
"They are swinging the bats well,
which we expect from our sopho-
mores." Sharp also noted good
fielding of Conner Davis and good
pitching on Tuesday from Michael
Dixon.
Early on the Tuesday game
against Palmetto was nearly score-
less. Palmetto did pick up one run
in the first inning on a single and
double, with the latter batter out
trying to steal. A Martinez single
was the only hit for Hardee.
The junior Tigers stranded bat-
ters in the second inning and
Hardee went down in order.
In the third, while the Tigers left
one on the bases, Hardee brought
one home. Conner Davis walked.
He went to second on an error on a
Marcus Chancey hit and fled home
on a Rodgers hit. It was a tie ball
game 1-1.
The Tigers broke that tie in the
top of the fourth on a trio of hits
followed by an error by the right
fielder. Three runners came home,
making it 4-1.
Hardee clawed back to make a 4-
3 with a pair of scores in the home
half of the fourth. With two away,
Nick Battles singled. Errors on hits
by Adam Cartwright and Conner
Davis plated the first two runners.
It was a quiet fifth inning. In the
sixth, Palmetto put three more runs
on the board on a combination of
hits, errors and fielder's choices.
Hardee left Dalton Farr stranded.
In the top of the seventh, Pal-
metto picked up its final tally, using
a single, error and another singled
to bring a batter home.
Hardee started a rally in the sev-
enth inning. The Davis twins,
Conner and Carson, were retired
before it started. Chancey singled
and Martinez doubled. A Rodgers
singled brought Chancey and
Martinez both home, making it an
8-5 game before the final out.


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Track Teams Sweep Sebring Meet


JV Drop Two Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
.Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee track teams domi-
nated the Sebring Invitational last
week.
The boys squad has been increas-
ing strong and the girls are improv-
ing meet by meet, said coaches Rod
Smith and Rob Beatty, who along
with Don Trew, James Carpenter
and Louann Trew have seen some
late night returns to Hardee County.
Last Friday the teams were at the
West Coast Invitational at St.
Petersburg Lakewood and follow
that this Saturday with a long trip to
Clermont for the Central Florida
High School Invitational. The
month ends with the Chet Brojek
meet at Avon Park on March 27 and
the March 29-31 Florida State
University relays in Tallahassee.
Hardee had a busy time in early
March, going first to the Ed Okie
Relays in Avon Park on March 8.
There Hardee boys placed second.
Frostproof won the meet with 94
points, while Hardee had 86,
Sebring 34, Lake Placid 32 and
Avon Park 22.
On the girls side of the ledger, it
was a third-place finish. Frostproof
again won, with 70, compared to 56
for Lake Placid, Hardee and Avon
Park each at 49 and Sebring with
42 points.
On March 9, it was a long, long
trip to the North Port Invitational,
where Hardee's victory in the final
event, the 4x400 relay gave them
the win with 131 points among
some pretty stiff competition.
North Port finished with 122
points, Golden Gate had 78 and
Sarasota 76. Other teams were.
Charlotte, Lemon Bay, Fort Myers
Bishop Verot, DeSoto, Sarasota
Cardinal' Mooney, Port Charlotte,
Gateway Charter, Riverview, Out-
Of-Door and Community .Chris-
tian.
Hardee came through with a half
dozen first-place finishes, includ-
ing three relays.
Lisnell Youyoute'won both the
100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
Jayquan Gandy was right behind
for second in the 200-meter with
Marwin Simmons fifth among the
42 entrants in that event.
Pete Solis won the 400-meter dash,
with Francisco "Paco" Lozano on
his heels for second place. Jonathan
Delarosa was 23rd of the 45 com-
petitors.
In the 4x100 relay, Gandy,


Jimmy Cimeus, Simmons and
Youyoute won in a time of 43.64.
Lozano, Jean Frenot, Gandy and
Solis teamed up to win the 4x400 in
a time of 3:34.44, and Lozano, Jose
Gutierrez, Solis and Pablo Anselmo
made it another Hardee win with
8:44.40 in the 4x800 relay.
Onel Virgile placed second in the
110 hurdles in a time of 16.01, with
Cimeus third in 16:40, and Nathan
Tomlinson and Jose Rodriguez fol-
lowing later.
Virgile also won the 300 hurdles,
with Frenot fifth, Cimeus 13th and
Tomlinson 29th among the 46
rivals.
In the high jump, it was another
second for Virgile with a leap of
5'10".
Other boys participating for
Hardee included Postene Louis-
jeune, Kelsheem White, Luis
Reyes, Murad Ottallah, Anthony
Carlton, Martin Vega and Jorge
Lopez.
Hardee girls placed 12th overall
among 18 teams competing at
North Port. Charlotte was the-win-
ner, followed by Immokalee,
Cardinal Mooney, Verot, River-
view, Sarasota, North Port, Venice,
Lemon Bay and Port Charlotte
which tied at 29 and Hardee at 28.
Others were DeSoto, Out-Of-Door,
Community Christian and Gate-
way.
Andrea Parkinson and Postenea
"Tina" Louisjeune, who went to
state last year, were the girls lead-
ers. Parkinson placed second in the
100 hurdles, less than one second
off the winning pace. She was third
in the 300 hurdles and ninth in the
triple jump. For Louisjeune, it was
second in the triple jump.
In the discus, Lillian Deemer
placed fifth with a throw of 90'06"
Other Hardee girls competing
were Brittany Brown, Jalyn Smith,
Melissa Hollon, Briana Aguila,
Nancy Ramirez, Laura Galvan,
Guadalupe Flores, Maricela Gal-
van, Daisy Escoto, Fayetta
"Candy" Prine.
But it was at the Sebring
Invitational that Hardee teams
glowed. The boys won their half of
the meet over nine teams with 243
points, while the girls won with 127
points.
Hardee boys had a host of first-
place finishes. Carlos Ramirez won
the discus with a throw of 107'5 ?
". Youyoute won the long jump
with 20'3" best. The 4/800 relay


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team of Gutierrez, Anselmo, Solis
and Lozano won in a time of 8:47..
Cimeus and Virgile tied in 15.8
to co-win -the 100 hurdles and-
Youyoute won the 100-meter dash.
Solis won the 400-meter dash in
.51, with Lozano almost beside him
in .52.
In the 1,600 or mile run, Jose
Gutierrez won in a time of 4:46,
with brother Gilbert second.in 4:58.
Gilbert Gutierrez won the 800-
meter in 2:12. Gandy and Youyoute
tied for first with .22 in the 200-
meter dash, with Simmons on their
heels for second with .23.
The relays were winners again.
Simmons, Gandy, Cimeus and
Youyoute won the 4x100 and
Frenot, Lozano, Gandy and Solis
won the 4x400. Gutierrez,
Anselmo, Solis and Lozano made it
another win in the 4x800.
For the Lady Wildcats, there
were also first-place finishes
galore. Deemer won the discus with
a throw of 97'6" and Hollon won
the pole vault with a leap of 7'6".
Louisjeune won the long jump
with a distance of 16 feet. She also
won the triple jump at 33-3, with
Parkinson second at 32-4.
In the 4x800, HArdee 's Hollon,
Ramirez, Aguila and Smith won in
11:31. In the 4x400, it was
Louisjeune, Parkinson, Hollon and
Smith for first place in 4:31.
In individual runs, it was
Parkinson winning the 100 hurdles.
Other Hardee girls added place
points to give Hardee the team win.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, March 22, 2007

2007 Florida State Fair

Attracted 458,158 Guests


The 103rd year of food, fun and
excitement at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa came to a close on
Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
The preliminary, unofficial,
unaudited attendance figures for
the Feb. 8-19 Fair indicate that
458,158 guests visited the 12-day
event. This is up from last year's
434,067 fairgoers, who came out
for some "All-American Fun."
"We've worked hard to keep
bringing exciting new entertain-
ment to fairgoers every year, as
well as continue to offer them their
traditional favorites," said Florida
State Fair Executive Director
Chuck Pesano. "The public appre-
ciates that variety and the value."
In addition to entertaining sever-
al hundred thousand people with a
distinct mix of food, rides and live
shows, more than $500,000 in pre-
miums, scholarships, savings bonds
and cash were awarded to thou-
sands of exhibitors who took part in
Fair competitions this year.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson credits
Chairman A.D. "Sandy" MacKin-
non and the Florida State Fair
Authority for creating a fresh,
affordable family entertainment
package that folks of all ages can
enjoy.
The following figures, though
still preliminary and unaudited,
help illustrate some of the 2007
Florida State Fair's success:
Number of feet by which the
midway expanded: 800;
Number of Pepsi armbands
sold: 80,823;
Number of K-12 students who
attended the Fair on Pepsi Student
Days: 17,868;
Number of Deep Fried Pepsi
orders: 3,000;
Number of hours worked by
Florida State Fair volunteers:
12,600;
Total number of underprivi-
leged children entertained on
Shriner's Day: 4,000;
Total amount raised for the
Florida State Fair Authority youth
livestock programs from the auto-
graphed guitar auctioned at the
Country Gold Tour 2007 concert:
$5,400;
Total value of U.S. Savings


Bonds awarded in the Florida
Lottery Writing and Illustration
Contest: $10,000;
Number of participants in the
Fair's sponsorship program: 108
corporate partners and 27 media
partners;
Number of participants in the
three-day Cheer and Dance Cham-
pionships: 5,800;
Number of participants in the
Baton Twirling Championships:
250;
Number of participants in
Roller Derby: 85;
Number of entries in the
Family Living Competitions: 3,952
including 660 Horticulture entries;
Number of entries in the
International Wine and Grape Juice
Competition: 1,578 entries from 10
countries and 33 states; 175 Hobby
Wines;
Number of pieces exhibited in
the Youth Fine Arts Competition:
438;
Number of participants in the
Square Dancing Competition: 225;
Number of participants in the
Ballroom Dancing Competition:
200;
Number of participants in the
Clogging Competition: 150;
Number of bands in the High
School Jazz Competition: 29.
Other figures, including the total
value of livestock achievement and
animal premiums and the total
number of livestock animals, have
not yet been tallied.
Planning for the Feb. 7-18, 2008
Florida State Fair has already
begun. In the meantime, the
Fairgrounds 355-acre site hosts
rockin' concerts, world-class
equestrian competitions, consumer
shows, educational events and
numerous livestock exhibitions
every week of the year. Its on-site
rural Florida folklife museum,
Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton
Jr. Cracker Country, entertains and
educates guests about 19th century
lifestyles and customs.
The Florida State Fair Authority
operates the Florida State Fair-
grounds 365 days a year, in associ-
ation with the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson.


Dear Editor:
The war continues, but victory is
ours!
I recently wrote a letter to the
editor about the rampant drug use
in central Florida. I've had numer-
ous positive comments regarding
the letter. They have come from
people on the street, phone calls
and from private conversations.
However, the confrontation that
disturbed me the most was, "Why
'should I write a letter? Most people
would be ashamed to reveal such a
disgraceful lifestyle. Ashamed of
-having give 20 years of their life to
'addiction. What would your grand-
parents say if they were alive?
After all the love, education and
patience, not to mention monies
.that had been invested in me. Is this
the highlight of my life?"
I don't believe that this is the
,end, but the beginning. We must
.recover those things that we have
lost, by faith, through prayer and
:standing on the promises of God's
Word. Matthew 12:24 "God has
bound the strongman so that we can
take back what is ours."
1. Recover relationships.
2. Personal promises.
3. Recover prophetic words.
4. Spirit of faith.
5. Miracles of healing and deliv-
erance.
6. Financial prosperity.
7. Joy of the Lord.
8. Wasted years.
9. Our cities and our county that
the enemy has stolen.
10. Recover those that have
gone astray.
11. Recover homes and families
and the blessings God has given
them.
12. Recover the blessings of
God upon our nation.
I would like to elaborate on some
of these recoveries but let's go on.
Proverbs 14:34 states, "Righteous-
ness exalts a nation, but sin is a.
reproach to my people.
I keep referring to this dilemma
as a war. In all actuality, if you
embrace the cross it is nothing
more than a scuffle. I started to pin-
point drug abuse as our target, but,
folks, there are a lot of things that
get in our way, hindering our recov-
ery.
If you know anyone that is hurt-
ing because of drugs, love them, be
patient with and encourage them.
Recently I was watching,
"Forrest Gump" for the umpteenth
time. When it came to the part
where Forrest's platoon was


attacked, Forrest went to a place of
safety. He then went back time and
time again to bring all those that
were wounded. One fellow (Lt.
Dan) lost his legs but after making
peace with God he was able to walk
again.
I know this isn't scriptural, but
the message is the same. If you
have or know someone who is tor-
mented, lead them out of danger.
The next bomb could go off in you
living room.
There are several churches and
ministries in the area that are
equipped to help you.

Albert Juarez
Wauchula


In all things that involve social
pressures, if we want to see
change we have to force the
envelope outwards.
-Gary Lee Phillips


What Did County Accomplish In 2005-06?


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

PUBLIC WORKS
Transportation
The approximately $5 million
transportation department is re-
sponsible for construction and
maintenance on over 500 miles of
county roads. Actually, there are
310 miles of paved roads, 201
miles of unpaved roads and 70
bridges. They work with utility
providers on telephone, culvert,
electrical and other utility services
placed within the county rights of
way and coordinate placement of
signs, ditches and driveway cul-
verts. including 89 utility and 147
culvert permits.
In 2005-06, the department per-
formed more than 2.000 miles of
road grading and blading and


mowed over 10.000 acres as well as
responding to 455 complaints or
requests for service. Staff worked
with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) on
determining and approving funding
for 126 roads with damages from
the 2004 and obtained state grants
(SCOP and SCRAP) for paving
and/or repaving 20 miles of road.
The widening and resurfacing of
Murphy Road was also completed.

Fleet Maintenance
This department completed over
2,000 repair orders on the county's
369 vehicles, 72 of which are emer-
gency vehicles. Staff went to work-
shops and obtained certifications in
fire apparatus electrical systems,
apparatus design, management,
master auto, master truck and
equipment, be it a large piece like a
grader, or a smaller road mower.

Facilities Management
This department improves and
constructs new public facilities.
They are responsible for upkeep of
the Agri-Civic Center, Resthaven,
the courthouse, Annex I and Annex
II, (which suffered heavy damage
from Hurricane Charley), Pioneer
Park buildings and all county
offices from the Emergency
Management Office to Building
and Zoning and other outlying
buildings.

Utilities
This is a recent department
.which oversees water and waste-


water infrastructure at the Vandolah
and Wauchula Hills water and
wastewater treatment facilities. The
county utility department worked-
with county's consultants in obtain-
ing $3.2 million in state legislative
awards for expansion of services
toward Bowling Green, to several
mobile home parks and to residen-
tial and commercial areas in Van-
dolah and Wauchula Hills. New
customers added included the
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation (FINR) and the new
elementary/junior high school in
Wauchula Hills.

Solid Waste
This department is responsible
for the proper disposal of solid
waste (garbage), hazardous waste
and recyclable materials. In the last
fiscal year, there was 1,962 pounds
of solid waste generated in the
county per person.
During 2005-06, tasks included
the long permitting process for
opening a new five-acre. Class 1
Landfill site and placement of new
gas trenches, drainage structures
and survey markers in preparation
for closing the current landfill site.
In addition to removing more
than 27 tons of hazardous waste
from the landfill by the quarterly
Household Hazardous Waste Col-
lection Days, landfill staff also col-
lected 183 Sharps containers of
bio-hazardous waste and diverted
1,231 tons of waste from the dis-
posal site to recycling.
The landfill has an electronics


recycling roll-off bin which collect-
ed 35 tons of such materials and
also recycled 886 tons of scrap
metal, 14.8 tons of lead acid batter-
ies, 50-tons of cardboard, 1,110
tons of wood chips, 113 tons of
tires, 2,490 gallons of used oil and
14 tons of newsprint. Since the clo-
sure of the Boy Scout newspaper
recycling truck, more people take
their newspapers to the truck at the
landfill.
This is the third in a series of
reports on the activities and
achievements included in the
2005-06 annual report presented to
the Hardee County Conunission
recently. Next week, Public
Safety/Growth Management.


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