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Teen Trains

For Olympics

... Story 1B


Business Targets

Hardee's Hunters

... Column 7C


The


107th Year, No. 16
3 Sections, 30 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Thursday, March 29, 2007


GETTING GREASY


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plus 40 sales tax






Sth-Grade Center




In The Planning




For Hardee High


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School re-
cently presented a new plan to the
School Board aimed at increasing
student success.
The plan is called "Ninth Grade
Emphasis," and has been developed
to make the transition from junior
high to senior high smoother and to
create a foundation for a successful
high school career.
If approved by the School Board,
ninth graders will take all of their
core curriculum classes in one
building. While they will mingle
with other grade levels during
lunch and elective courses, partial-
ly separating the freshman class
will hopefully build unity, pride
and respectable character, the board
was told.
While presenting Ninth Grade
Emphasis to the School Board in a


workshop session last Thursday
afternoon, Hardee Senior High
School Principal Mike Wilkinson
said the plan is expected to increase
attendance, socially acceptable
behavior, the graduation, rate and
performance levels.
This idea was presented at the
National Model School's Confer-
ence, which Schools Superinten-
dent Dennis Jones and Wilkinson
attended. According to Wilkinson,
many of the successful high
schools represented at the confer-
ence had implemented this pro-
gram.
A committee was then formed
here with high-school teachers,
administrators and counselors. It
studied high schools with high suc-
cess rates and visited schools in the
area which have implemented the
program.
See 9TH-GRADE 3A


City Says Clean


Up Or Pay Up!

Violators Will Be Given Only

1 Notice & 10 Days To Comply


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee Senior High School's Class of 2007 will be presenting the original "Grease" musical this weekend at the Historic City Hall
Auditorium at 225 E. Main St. in Wauchula. Opening night will be Friday at 7:30. Other performances will be Saturday night at the
same time and Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door or can be pre-ordered by calling the high
school at 773-3181. Cast members include Josh Mayer, "Danny"; Lauren Raulerson, "Sandy"; greasers Casey Brutus, Dusty
Mendoza, Aaron Spinks and Jermain King; pink ladies Britney Tanksley, Toni Simpson, Bethany Lang and Courtney Norris; and
other roles filled by Holly Kouns, Madison Graham, Danielle Hines and Charles Wood. Teachers Jan Brutus and Sarah Lenhart are
directing the play. Lenhart, as musical director, recruited several students for her pit band including Jerry Escobedo and Daniel
Williamson. Lenhart's musical theater class will be serving as the stage crew for the performance. The two-act play will have an
intermission and will last about two hours.



Woman Who Aided Escapee Sentenced


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A woman accused of helping a
man who had escaped from the
Hardee County Jail has avoided jail
time herself, at least for now.
Tammy Jo Friel, 38, of Wau-
chula, was sentenced to three years
of supervised probation last week
in Hardee Circuit Court.


WEATHER
DATlE HtIGlH LQW RAIN
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. 03/22 80 54 0.00
S03/23 85 62 0.00
03124 83 57 0.00
'03/25 84 56 0.00
:03126 ; 84 54 0.00
'03/27 82 58 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 03,27,07 4.66
Same period last year 6.70
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. ol Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
SClassifieds......................6B
Courthouse Report........58B
Crime Blotter..................8A
Community Calendar.....3A
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup....3A
Lunch Menus.............6C
Obits......................... 4A
Puzzle........................... 6C


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She had been charged with aid-
ing escape, a third-degree felony, in
the Feb. 28, 2005, escapes of
inmates Anthony Layne Deboy and
Ronald Dale Smith. Prosecutors
said it was Smith she helped.
Further, Friel faced unrelated
narcotics charges, and was sen-
tenced on them as well.
In passing sentence on Friel,
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
agreed to withhold adjudication of
guilt pending Friel's successful
completion of her probation.
The judge ordered her to serve


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three years on drug-offender proba-
tion, meaning she must be evaluat-
ed for addictions and comply with
any recommended treatment, sub-
mit to random drug screenings and
refrain from any drug or alcohol
use.
Ezelle also assessed $790 in
court costs, which he placed on
lien.
Any violation of the terms of her
probation could subject Friel to
time behind bars.
Deboy and Smith used a picnic
See SENTENCED 2A


I,


Friel


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The yard hasn't been taken care
of in months, that old car hasn't run
in ages.
These unhealthy and unsightly
nuisances are coming to an end as
the Wauchula Police Department
steps up code enforcement, and
charges for it.
Absentee landlords, or people in
their own homes and businesses,
will be cited for not cleaning up
their properties or allowing a junk
automobile to be there.
Violators will be given only one
notice, said a release from Police
Chief William Beattie. If the condi-
tion is not remedied (yard cleaned
up or inoperative vehicle removed)
within 10 days, the city will take
care of it at the owner's expense.
Fines, fees, costs associated with
cleanup or removal of a vehicle
plus a $100 administrative fee will
be billed to the property owner. If it
isn't paid, a lien will be placed on
the property. Within three months,
the city will start foreclosure proce-
dures.
Cpl. Angie Hill, the city's code


enforcement officer, will be circu-
lating throughout the city, issuing
notices on property where there is
an inoperable or unregistered vehi-
cle, or where there is high grass or
weeds, over six inches high on res-
idential properties, 14 inches on
non-residential property.
If a nuisance vehicle is not
removed within 10 days, it will be
towed off the property. The vehicle
owner must pay towing and storage
charges and arrange to repair or dis-
pose of it. In addition, there could
be a fine of $500 and/or 60 days in
Jail for each day during the citation.
A nuisance vehicle could be an
inoperative, untagged, car, truck,
trailer, recreational vehicle, motor-
cycle, tractor or boat which cannot
be operated in its normal manner.
Any vehicle without a current
license plate or registration is also
considered abandoned, junked or
discarded.
For yard maintenance, piles of
metal, minerals, rocks, tar, grease,
lumber, tires, .bottles, cans, trash,
rubbish or garbage are not permis-
sible. Such nuisance accumulations
See CITY SAYS 2A


Imprisoned Trucker Asks For New Trial In Fatal Crash
y CYNTHIA KRAHL judge. wheel. The defense contended and the other two claims of newly- Meus' motion before McKibben
The Herald-Advocate And on Tuesday, McKibben en- Meus was forced off the roadway discovered evidence, contends "Franklin's representation
A trucker serving 15 years in tered an order granting Meus' by a white pickup truck which had He asks for his conviction and fell below the bar of competent
ison for a 2001 crash which request for a rehearing of his turned into his lane. sentence to be overturned, and a counsel guaranteed by the Sixth
lied a mother and child gained a motion, which asks to have his con- Meus was sentenced by Circuit new trial granted. Amendment of the U.S. Constitu-
lall victory this week in Hardee viction and sentence thrown out. Judge Charles B. Curry on Sept. 16, Meus alleges Ezelle "hand- See NEW IHIAL 2A
.i .... ... d ,, hat w ill,,; ,nt .. 1 a'- n I; ,,0.tcr ;n ct2toP nrcisn n nicked" his iurv and defense lawyer


Circuit Court as ne battles to win a
new trial.
Jean-Claude Meus, 43, filed two
motions for post-conviction relief
in late January, which were dis-
missed by Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle. Meus then argued in
February that Ezelle had earlier
recused himself from the Meus
case, and should do so again.
On March 2, Ezelle did. Then on
March 6, Chief Circuit Judge J.
David Langford assigned County
Judge Jeff J. McKibben to the mat-
ter, sitting as an acting circuit


ing on the motion within 30 days.
Meus was found guilty of two
counts of vehicular homicide in the
May 11, 2001, deaths of 40-year-
old Nona Moore and her 8-year-old
daughter, Lindsey, both of
Wauchula.
They were killed when Meus'
tractor-trailer overturned onto their
mini-van at Seven-Mile Point. Two
other Moore children survived.
Prosecutors said Meus was
maxed out on his allowable driving
hours and had fallen asleep at the


o.Jto L iJ t, years iUl 111 p l. Jll ul, l
penalty that departed slightly from
State Sentencing Guidelines which
called for a minimum of 18-1/2
years.
Appeals have followed. The
most recent one in Hardee Circuit
Court was denied by Circuit Judge
Robert L. Doyel in August of last
year. Another one remains pending
with the 2nd District Court of
Appeal in Lakeland.
In Meus' two new motions for
post-conviction relief, one alleges
six claims of ineffective counsel


l .... .... ..j- -. -.. 7.
James R. "Rusty" Franklin of
Bartow failed to object.
Further, he says Franklin allowed
blacks to be excluded from the jury,
failed to file a motion for change of
venue because of pre-trial publicity,
failed to ask for a jury instruction
for the lesser-included charge of
reckless driving, allowed errors in
Meus' sentencing scoresheet to
remain unchallenged, and con-
cealed a conflict of interest he had
because Franklin's father was killed
by an accident with a trucker.


Meus


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Gets Talk Show

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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

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


Published weekly on 'Thrsday at Wanchula, Florida, by The Herald-Advocate Publishing
Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U S. Post Office, Waucbula. 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 pm.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m
General News Monday 5 p.m
Ads Tuesday 'noon


SUBSCl PTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months $16; 1 yr. $28 2 yrs $54
Florida
6 months $20; I yr. $37; 2 yrs $72
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6 months $24; I yr. $44; 2 yrs. $86


LETTERS:
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 deadlines All items are subject to editing.





'1i Kelly's Column
By Jim


Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, with narrow
Democratic majorities, have recently voted for America to withdraw troops
from Iraq by 2008.
Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska, said the war is a
"flawed and failing policy. It is now time for Congress to step forward and
establish responsible boundaries and conditions for our continued military
involvement in Iraq."
President Bush, who started the war four years ago, does not wapt a
timetable set for withdrawing American troops. The U.S. Congress before
the invasion of Iraq had authorized military force and given the president
that authority.
Congress at the time was under the impression Iraq had weapons of
mass destruction and, as Bush and his supporters indicated, represented a
grave threat to the security of America and the rest of the Middle East.
It has since. been determined that Iraq did not have the so-called
weapons of mass destruction and that U.S. intelligence, used to support the
war, was not entirely accurate by a long shot.
To the president's credit the U.S. has not been attacked here by terror-
ism since Sept. 11, 2001.
Many Americans and even many military people are divided whether
the U.S. should continue this.operation, in Iraq indefinitely,. whether nta-
ble dem,_ncranc government can be.established and maintained'.there.
The \iemnjm Contllct lasted nearly) 12 )ears and resulted in 58,000
deaths of American troops plus hundreds of thousands of other deaths and
injuries before America withdrew, in a failed attempt to keep South
Vietnam from communism.
The Iraciconflict has lasted four years and resulted in over 3,200 deaths
of American troops plus many tens of thousands of other deaths and injuries
at a cost of o\er $500 billion. ,
SSupporters say we should stay the course and that our fighting'terror-
ism over there prevents terrorism events on our own soil.
SOpponents say America started this war against Iraq for the wrong rea-
sons and the cduritry has degraded into a civil war involving Kurds, Shiites
and Sunnis. Former Iraqi President Saddaim Hussein, who ruled Iraq as a,
ruthless:,dictator and caused, a lot of problems for the. United Nations and,
the U.S., has. been toppled'from power, been found guilty of murder by a
court.and hanged. Some Iraqis feel he is a Sunni martyr.-
We hope the' president and Congress make the wise choices and have
God's guidance ini"thler decisions from this point forward.


CITY SAYS
Continued From IA
should be removed in a' timely
manner, or the property owner will
be subject to the same fines, fees
and costs if the city has to come in
and'"clean'up the-'debris-.' "" '
SCopiesofthe new ordinances are
available at the Police Department
Administrative office, 12' 'S
Seventh Ave., Wauchula or by e-
pfailing chief@cityofwauchula.-
'om; or 'calling Chief Beatti Cpl.
Pill or code enforcement adminis-
trative assistant Victoria Thompson
t 773-3265.


FREDA DOUGLAS
A Letter to Editor printed in
last week's edition contained
an e-mail address for its writer,
Freda Douglas. The newspa-
per's typesetting equipment
automatically hyphenated the
address in order to make it fit
within a column, and that
hyphen may cause e-mails to
miss their mark. The address
should read as- follows:
gloryb2u@fredadouglas.com.

At The Herald-Advocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we..have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To, make, ., reportt. call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


SENTENCED
.Continued From 1A
table in the jail's recreation yard to
make good their escape in 2005.
They turned the table on ,end, and
scaled it to reach a storage room
roof. From .there; the pair were able
to.climb up onto the jail's roof,-then
jump off to freedom.
The men ditched their jail uni-
forms and headed into the city in
their. boxers and T-shirts, where
They hitched a ride to .a Wauchula
residence. There, they parted.
Smith enlisted the aid of Friel.
He got money, clothes, and a ride
with Friel to her brother's home in
North Carolina.
Hardee, County Sheriffs Office
'spokesman Maj. Claude Harris Jr.
said once at the brother's house in
North Carolina, Smith stole the
man's pickup truck and fled alone
to Carrollton, Ga.
It was there' that Smith was cap-
tured on March 8 of 2005, but not
before a chase which resulted in the
death of a female motorist caught
up in a crash with the speeding
Smith.
Deboy, too, was-later captured
And Harris said the Hardee
County Jail now prohibits night-
time recreation, has bolted down all
picnic tables and has added more
razor-ribbon wire to rooftops.



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tion."
His claim of newly-discovered
evidence involves two witnesses
who were not heard at trial.
Meus says surviving child
Ashley Moore should have been
called to the stand, as well as eye-
witness Richard Grantham.
Ashley's testimony, he says,


would have refuted the testimony
of the state's key witnesses. She
would have said that she saw and
heard Meus sound his truck's horn
prior to the collision.
This, he says, "would have
shown that Meus was not asleep at
the steering wheel of his semi-
truck, as was wrongly asserted at


the trial by the prosecutor and
state's witnesses."
The second witness the motion
refers to, Grantham. lived 1/4-mile
from the accident scene and would
have testified that he heard Meus
downshifting the transmission of
his semi-truck. Grantham then
heard "the loud banging noise of a


GRAND OPENING


Austin Growers


,Ga r4en Center

Landscape, Irrigation

A & Sod Contractors


COURTESY PHOTO
Austin Growers hosted a grand opening at its new location on Jan. 31. Joining in hosting the
event was the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce. The location at 1329 U.S. 17 N. in
Wauchula offers room for expansion of the growing business and easy access for customers.
Shown at the opening celebration are (from left) State Rep. Baxter Troutman of District 66; Jama
Abbott of PhosChem Supply Co.; Alan Barber of Austin Growers; Carlos Benitez of Austin
Growers; business owners Austin, Erica, Alexa and Anthony Scheipsmeier; and Megan
Hutchinson.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Improving every match.are the eighth grade girls (in front, left to right) Vanessa Hernandez, Kate
Krause, Emily Williams, All Holle and Ashley Louis; (second row) Yesenia Vargas, Lacey Garza,
Kara Norris' and 'LaCresha Carlton; (back row) Vanessa Garza, Courtney Buckley, Courtney
Chason and Eryn Mahoney.


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The seventh grade volleyball team is 3-1. Learning the game are (in first row, from left) Sabrina
Hernandez, Ciera Martinez, Danely Flores and Rebekah Nix; (second row) Michelle Calvillo,
Brenda Zamora, Marie Anselmo, Kailah White and Summer Palmer; (third row) Courtney Parks,
Taylor Bolin, Artrice Hines and Angela Flores.


collision occur," Meus says.
Further, he alleges that "12 to 15
seconds later he observed a small
white pickup truck speed away
from the accident scene." Meus
says that pickup was the vehicle
which forced him off the roadway
to avoid a head-on collision with it,
as it had turned into his lane.
Meus also says Grantham
offered to assist officers at the crash
site and tried to tell them "about the
white pickup truck that fled the
-scene of the accident."
The officers "would not take a
statement from Richard Grantham,
and he was never contacted nor
questioned by Franklin, the state
attorney, or any law enforcement
officer regarding the accident."
Again, that missing testimony
"would have refuted testimony by
the state's witnesses and assertions
by the prosecutor that Meus caused
the accident by falling asleep at the
steering wheel of his semi-truck."
Meus is currently serving his
time at the Sumter Correctional
Institution in Bushnell as he awaits
the results of his appeals.




Nutrition

Notes

Q: Are vitamin E supplements
now considered helpful or not?
A: Vitamin E is an antioxidant.
For a while, researchers thought
that an intake of this antioxidant
beyond what a normal diet provides
would help prevent heart disease
and cancer. But the actual results of
more recent studies using vitamin E
supplements show no benefit for
heart protection. While vitamin E
may still help in the prevention of
prostate cancer, there is little evi-
dence that this supplement will
ward off any other cancer. That
doesn't mean, however, that vita-
min E in foods is unimportant. The
chemical form found in foods -
gamma-tocopherol may have
different effects than that found in
supplements. Some scientists sug-
gest that modest amounts of this vit-
amin, which is found in vegetable
oils, whole grains, green vegetables
and wheat germ, works together
with a variety of natural antioxi-
dants in plant foods. The combined
effect, kriowni assfiergy,' probably
brings benefits that high amounts of
just one or two antioxidant vitamin
supplements can't.

Q: How much sodium is too
much?
A: Unless someone has a medical
condition that requires a more
strictly limited intake, the goal is to
keep total sodium consumption at
2,400 milligrams (mg) or less per
day. The most widely cited reason
for limiting sodium is to place a
check on high blood pressure.
Studies have found that when peo-
ple keep sodium within this recom-
mended level and eat more vegeta-
bles, fruits and beans, blood pres-
sure drops markedly. A person
whose blood pressure cannot be
adequately controlled with this
limit and a mostly plant-based diet
may find that reducing their sodium
consumption to 1,500 mg is effec-
tive. This low level requires
extremely careful food choices
amidst today's many high-sodium
convenience and restaurant foods.
Excess sodium may also be related
to stomach cancer risk. The
American Institute for Cancer
Research's dietary recommenda-
tions note that occasional high con-
sumption of sodium will probably
not affect cancer risk, but frequent:
high intake should be avoided.

Q: What is tilapia, the fish
that's in so many grocery stores
lately?
A: Tilapia is a relatively new
product of fish farms in the U.S.,
although it has been raised in Israel
for many years. It is a white, flaky
fish with a fine taste. Nutritionally,
like many white fish, it is low in
calories and fat, including saturated
fat. It's a healthful choice, although
it lacks the omega-3 fats found in
tuna, mackerel and salmon.


ABOUT ...
School News
The \Herald-Advocate
encourages submissions
from Hardee County
schools. Photos and write-
ups' should be of recent
events, and must include
first and last names for both
students and teachers.
Identify photos front to
back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
'tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


NEW TRIAL
Continued From 1A





March 29, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


School Board
Meetings Change
Due to theSpring Break holi-
days, the Hardee County
School Board has changed its
scheduled April 12 meeting to
April 5 at 5 p.m. Before the reg-
ular session on April 26 at 5
p.m., there will be a 4 p.m. work-
shop on school concurrency.
On April 18, the School Board
will conduct a walk-through of
each school facility to plan capi-
tal outlay priorities for the 2007-
08 school year.

Hardee Memorial
Reunion Friday
A reunion of all former Hardee
Memorial Hospital employees
(and their spouses) will be held
Friday at 6 p.m. at the home of
Dr. Barbara Carlton, 3587 W.
Main St., Wauchula.
Anyone who worked at the
hospital from 1970 until its clos-
ing is welcome and asked to
bring a finger food. For more
information, call Lavonda
Rogers at 735-0746 or Kristy
Cox at 863-647-5165.

BGES Relay Yard
Sale On Saturday
The Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School Panther Staff Relay
for Life team will hold a fund-
raiser yard sale at the school
Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
There will also be a
chili/dessert bake-off next
Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in
the school cafeteria. Price is $1
or six tickets for $5. Entry fee is
$5. For more information, call
Kim Davis or Melissa Massey at
375-2288.

BG Health Fair
At Park Today
A "Health For Life' fair will be
held today (Thursday) from 3 to
7 p.m. at Pyatt Park on West
Main Street in Bowling Green.
There will be materials and free
health screening for all ages.
Parents are encouraged to
bring the whole family.
Sponsored by the Bowling
Green Community of Con-
cerned Citizens and Florida
Hospital, more information can
be obtained by calling hospital
wellness coordinator Sara
Rosenbaum at 863-386-6476.

Sign Up For
Soccer Tourney
Registration is open for the
April 14 Project Graduation soc-
cer tournament set for April 14
at Hardee Park west of Wau-
chula off Doyle Carlton Road.
Girls will play at 9 a.m., boys at
11 a.m..
Cost is $75 per team. registra-
tion deadline is April 11. There
will be Spanish and American
food and drinks available for
purchase. For more information
call Ampara Islas at 863-632-
0184.

Women Can Get
Diabetic Supplies
The Healthy Start Program at
the Hardee County Health
Department will distribute dia-
betic testing strips free to
Hardee County women of child-
bearing age (17-41). Proof of
residency and age is required.
Those who qualify will get 100
testing strips for a month as long
as supplies last. For more infor-
mation, call Leslie Bond at 773-
4161 Ext, 169.

College Grads
Can Be Teachers
People with bachelor's de-
grees can qualify to work as pri-
mary or secondary teachers in
Florida by attending a one-year
program at South Florida
Community College's Educator
Preparation Institute. Most five-
week classes meet on
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prospective candidates are
welcome at a public information
session 5 to 6 p.m. next
Thursday, April 5 in the auditori-


um at the Highlands SFCC cam-
pus in Avon Park. For more
information, call Colleen Rafatti
at raffatic@southflorida.edu or
call her at 784-7403.

Time For BG
SYouth Baseball
Registration for Bowling
Green Youth Baseball continues
today (Thursday) from 3 to 7
p.m. at Pyatt Park on West Main
Street. Children must be 5 and
not yet 14 by Sept. 1.
Registration is $15. A birth
certificate will be needed as
proof of age. For more informa-
tion call D. Williams-Tatis at
375-3338


HJHS Voli
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first two weeks of Hardee
Junior High School, the success has
to be measured in improvement.
The 7th grade girls stand at 3-1,
losing a hard-fought three setter to
Lake Placid but winning over
Sebring, DeSoto and Hill-Gustat.
On the other hand, the eighth grade
girls have carried games to the
extreme but have not gotten over
the hump in the ones they have
played.
Both teams are at DeSoto today
(Thursday) for the close-out of the






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p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
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Board, rescheduled biweekly
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Jesus sent off two of His disci-
ples with instructions. "Go into
that village across from you ...
You'll find an ass and her colt
tethered, one that has never yet
been ridden. Untie it and bring
it"... They found the colt tied to
a door... and they brought the
ass and colt to Jesus, spread
their coats on it, and He mount-
ed the colt.
Mark 11:2a, 4a, 7 (ME)
FRIDAY
Rejoice greatly, 0 My people!
Shout with joy! For look, your
King is coming! He is the right-
eous One, the Victor! Yet He is
lowly, riding on a donkey's colt."
Zechariah 9:9 (TLB)
SATURDAY
Crowds of people carpeted the
road with their cloaks, and some
cut branches from the trees to
spread in His path. Then the
crowd shouted, "Hosanna to the
Son of David! Blessing on Him
who comes in the name of the
Lord" . When He entered
Jerusalem, the whole city went
wild with excitement . The
crowd said, "This is the prophet
Jesus, from Nazareth in
Galilee."
Matthew 21:8, 9b, 10-11 (NEB)
SUNDAY
Blessed is He who comes in the
name of the Lord; from the
house of the Lord we bless You
... With boughs in hand, join in
the festal procession."
Psalm 118:26a, 27b (NIV)

MONDAY
And He (Jesus) went into the
Temple and proceeded to throw
out the traders there. "It is writ-.
ten," He told them. 'My house
shall be a house of prayer but
you have turned it into a thieves'
kitchen.' "
Luke 19:45-46 (PME)
TUESDAY
Has this house, which bears My
name, become a den of robbers
to you? But I have been watch-
ing," declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 7:11 (NIV)
WEDNESDAY
When the chief priests and the
Pharisees heard His parables,
they perceived that He was
speaking about them. But when
they tried to arrest Him, they


feared the multitudes . .then
the chief priests and the elders
of the people gathered in the
palace of the high priest, who
was called Caiaphas, and took
counsel together in order to
arrest Jesus by stealth and kill
Him.
Matthew 21:45-46a and 26:3-4 (RSV)

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-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


leyball Spli
month. They start April with trips
to Avon park on the 2nd and to Hill-
Gustat in Sebring on April 5. Then,
it's Spring Break. Play resumes
April 16 with a visit from Avon
Park. The season ends with match-
es April 19 at Sebring and April 23
at Lake Placid.
The season began with home
matches March 12 against Sebring.
The seventh grade girls opened the
season with a two-set victory over
Sebring, 25-21, and 25-13. In game
one, Michelle Calvillo had seven
service points and Sabrina Hernan-
dez added four more. In game two,
it was Danely Flores and Ciera
Martinez each with seven service
points.
The eighth grade, naturally,
found its competition more experi-
enced and difficult, losing 15-25,
11-25. In game one, Yesenia Vargas
and Eryn Mahoney each had three



9TH-GRADE
Continued From 1A
During a visit to Sebring High
School in Highlands County, which
has started this program, the com-
mittee saw the successes first-hand.
All of the teachers loved it and the
student response was overwhelm-
ingly positive, Wilkinson said.
After reviewing Ninth Grade
Emphasis, the committee decided
to start the groundwork for a local
program.
The building designated to
become the new ninth-grade center
is now known as the Language Arts
Building. It was selected because it
has a common planning area and is
centrally located on campus.
The committee used other
schools as a model to determine the
positions and classes needed for the
program.
Positions which will be needed
for the new center include a lead
teacher who will coordinate activi-
ties, an additional counselor who
will serve only freshmen, a ninth-
grade clerk who will communicate
with parents, monitor attendance
and help build reward systems and
a ninth-grade in-school suspension
teacher.
Two additional teachers will also
be needed for the new ninth-grade
leadership course. This addition to
the freshman curriculum is deemed
most important by schools which
have implemented the program,
Wilkinson noted.
The leadership course will teach
character, leadership and socially
acceptable behavior. According to
the committee, which observed a
leadership class at. Sebring High
School, it has a very specific and
organized curriculum to inspire
self-confidence and integrity. If this
program is implemented, three
teachers will be trained to teach this
course.
Also if approved, the school will
host a parent orientation night to
explain the program and demon-
strate how the students' schedules
will work. There will also be a stu-
dent activity day where a few class-
changing simulations and a campus
tour will take place for students.
After the committee presented
the plan, School Board members
expressed enthusiasm about the
program and interest in implement-
ing it in Hardee County. However,
they were not asked to vote on any-
thing at the time.
After the budget for the 2007-08
school year is compiled, the com-
mittee will again present the pro-
gram to the School Board and ask
for its approval.


ts Success
service points, and Ali Holle and
Courtney Chason had two apiece.
In game two, LaCresha Carlton and
Ashley Louis each had three ser-
vice points.
Against Lake Placid, the HJHS
seventh grade labored but lost 25-9,
23-25, 7-15. Marie Anselmo was
the leader in game one, with 11 ser-
vice points, including the final 10.
In game two, Kailah White had a
half dozen service points and
Rebekah Nix and Courtney Parks
chipped in with five each. Artrice
Hines led in game three with three
service points.
The eighth grade lost to Lake
Placid 16-25, 16-25. Louis paced
Hardee with seven service points in
game one, while Lacey Garza
added four more. In game two, it
was Garza and Holle with four
points apiece.
On March 22, Hardee hosted
DeSoto, with the same mixed


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results. The 7th grade started off
with a 25-21, 25-20 win. Sabrina
Hernandez and Michelle Calvillo
each had seven service points in
game one and Anselmo added six
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For the eighth grade, it was a 24-
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The seventh grade won 25-15, 25-
15. Anselmo topped Hardee with
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The eighth grade lost 17'25, 22-
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RAMON "BUCK"
DISHAROON
Ramon "Buck" Disharoon, 66, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday, March
21, 2007, at Highlands Regional
Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Wauchula,
he served as the manager of the
Elks Lodge in Wauchula. Prior to
that he was a rancher.
He is survived by his wife
Wanda; his mother Fay Revell; one
son, Walter Haze Disharoon and
one daughter, Amy Disharoon, both
of Wauchula; and one sister,
Virginia.
Services were held on Saturday,
March 24, at the Brant Funeral
Chapel at 11 a.m. Visitation was
from 10 a.m. until the time of ser-
vice on Saturday. Burial was pri-
vate.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

WILLIAM MARLIN MILLER
William Marlin Miller, 79, of
Arcadia died Friday, March 23,
2007.
He was born May 17, 1927 in
Quitman, Ga.
He was preceded in death by
three sons, Bobby Miller, Dale
Patton, and Terry Patton.
He is survived by his wife
Winnie Miller of Arcadia; three
sons, Gary Miller of Arcadia,
Charles (Deborah) Miller of
Arcadia, and Billy (Ann) Miller of
Oklahoma; one daughter, Beverly
(Pat) Harrell of Georgia; one broth-
er, Ben Miller of Quitman, Ga.; two
sisters, Eloise Simmons of
Brunswick, Ga., and Ruth (Dale)
Kingrey of Yakima, Wash.; one
niece, Patricia Gunter of Arcadia;
10 grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March 27, graveside in Joshua
Creek Cemetery with Wayne
Cooper officiating.
Robarts Funeral Home And
Cremation Service
Arcadia


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JAMES HARRIS "PAT"
HANSEL
James Harris "Pat" Hansel 80,
of Arcadia, died Sunday, March
24, 2007, in Sarasota.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in
Arcadia. He served two tours of
duty during World War II and
was stationed in Korea while
serving in the U.S. Army. He
worked as a stock contractor,
.rodeo producer and announcer
for 25 years, retiring in 1981.'
He is survived by his wife of 58
years Leola Parker Hansel of
Arcadia; daughter Debbie and
husband Doyle Carlton III of
Wau-chula; granddaughter Millie
and husband Todd Bolin; great-
grandchildren, Taylor Marie and
Jacob Todd Bolin; grandson Dale
Carlton and wife Beth; great-
grandchildren, Patrick Doyle,
Parker Ty and .Zackary Brian
Carlton, all of Wauchula; Matt
Condo who lived with them a a
son and wife Jacki; granddaugh-
ter Sorrel and husband Carl
Wayne Pickle; and great-grand-
son Pacyn Matthew Pickle, all of
Arcadia.
The family received friends
and family 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 at their resi-
dence, 3597 SE CR 760, Arcadia.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 28, at the Arcadia
Church of God with the Rev.
Steve Griffin, the Rev. Jimmie
Collins, and the Rev. Bill Wooten
officiating. Interment followed at
Joshua Creek Cemetery.




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ERCEL BRADELY BENNETT
Ercel Bradely Bennett, 92, died
Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Avon
Park.
She was born in Savannah, Ga.
on Feb. 15, 1915 and grew up in the
Orlando area. She lived in Avon
Park for 33 years, coming from
Keene, Texas. She had been an edi-
tor, librarian, accountant and school
teacher. While living in Avon Park,
she had been a volunteer at the
Florida Hospital, and active in
community and church work.
She is survived by her husband,
Chaplain Harry Bennett of Avon
Park; one son, Harry Bennett Jr. of
San Diego Calif.; one daughter,
Marilyn Justesen of Avon Park;
three grandchildren, Brad Bennett
of Medford, Ore., Bonnie Wick-
lund of Walla Walla, Wash., Peter
Justesen of Washington, D.C. and
Joe Justesen of Manhattan, N.Y;
three great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Donald Bradley of
Orlando.
A visitation and memorial service
will be held in the Walker
Memorial Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 1410 West Avon Boule-
vard, Avon Park, FL 33825 on April
7, visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m.
and service will begin at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consid-
er a donation to the Worthy Student
Fund at Walker Memorial Aca-
demy, 1525 West Avon Boulevard,
Avon Park, FL 33825.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park

JACQUELINE BARVITSKY
Jacqueline Barvitsky 48, died
Sunday, March 25, 2007 in
Sarasota.
She was born April 24, 1958 in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
She is survived by her mother
Rose Zaborny; one daughter,
Autumn Barvitsky; one son, Jarred
Barvisky; and three grandchildren
all of Arcadia.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednes-
-day, March 28, at Robarts Funeral
Home, 163 N Brevard Ave.,
Arcadia. Services will be 2 p.m.
today (Thursday) at Robarts
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Byron
Jones officiating.
Robarts Funeral Home And
Cremation Service
Arcadia

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WILLIAM MARLIN
MILLER
William Marlin Miller, 79, of
Arcadia died Friday, March 23,
2007.
He was born May 17, 1927 in
Quitman, Ga.
He was preceded in death by
three sons, Bobby Miller, Dale
Patton, and Terry Patton.
He is survived by his wife
Winnie Miller of Arcadia; three
sons, Gary Miller of Arcadia,
Charles (Deborah) Miller of
Arcadia, and Billy (Ann) Miller
of Oklahoma; one daughter,
Beverly (Pat) Harrell of Georgia;
one brother, Ben Miller of
Quitman, Ga.; two sisters, Eloise
Simmons of Brunswick, Ga., and
Ruth (Dale) Kingrey of Yakima,
Wash.; one niece, Patricia Gunter
of Arcadia; 10 grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, graveside in
Joshua Creek Cemetery with
Wayne Cooper officiating.




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CALVIN CLIFFORD PEEK
Calvin Clifford Peek, 67, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, March 25,
2007, at his residence in Fort
Meade.
He and his wife Linda moved to
Fort Meade in 2004 from Jackson
Township, Ind. He was born Nov.
23, 1939 in Michigan City, Ind. He
worked for U.S. steel for 31 years
and was a member of Redeemer
Lutheran Church in Bartow. He
also worked for the Valparaiso
Community School in Indiana for
13 years and served on the town
board for six years in Burns
Harbor, Ind. He was a member of
4-H Horse and Pony Club, and was
a wood craftsman.
He is survived by his wife, Linda
Peek of Fort Meade; one daughter,
Robin Seibel and husband Bryan of
Winter Haven; one son, David Peek
and wife Sherri of Lakeland; one
sister, Phyllis Bakeis and husband
Bill of Zionsville, Ind.; three grand-
children, Brianna and J.R. Brown
of Deltona, Christy Tesner of
Lakeland, and Korey Seibel of
Winter Haven; and three great-
grandchildren, Christian, Joyce,
and Katelyn Brown of Deltona.
Memorial services were held
Wednesday, March 28 at .1 p.m. at
McLean Funeral Home, Fort
Meade.
In lieu of flowers memorial con-
tributions may be sent to The
Leukemia Society, 3319 Maguire
Blvd., Suite 101, Orlando, FL
32803.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


JAMES HARRIS "PAT"
HANSEL
James Harris "Pat" Hansel 80, of
Arcadia, died Sunday, March 24,
2007, in Sarasota.
He was born Oct. 05, 1926 in
Arcadia. He served two tours of
duty during World War II and was
stationed in Korea while serving in
the U. S. Army. He worked as a
stock contractor,. rodeo producer
and announcer for 25 years, retiring
in 1981.
He is survived by his wife of 58
years Leola Parker Hansel of
Arcadia; daughter Debbie and hus-
band Doyle Carlton III of Wau-
chula; granddaughter Millie and
husband Todd Bolin; great-grand-
children, Taylor Marie and Jacob
Todd Bolin; grandson Dale Carlton
and wife Beth; great-grandchildren,
Patrick Doyle, Parker Ty and
Zackary Brian Carlton, all of
Wauchula; Matt Condo who lived
with them as a son and wife Jacki;
granddaughter Sorrel and husband
Carl Wayne Pickle; and great-
grandson Pacyn Matthew Pickle,
all of Arcadia.
The family received friends and
family 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 27 at their residence, 3597
SE CR 760, Arcadia. Services were
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at
the Arcadia Church of God with the
Rev. Steve Griffin, the Rev. Jimmie
SCollins, and the Rev. Bill Wooten
officiating. Interment followed at
Joshua Creek Cemetery.
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JACQUELINE
BARVITSKY
Jacqueline Barvitsky 48, died
Sunday, March 25, 2007 in
Sarasota.
She was born April 24, 1958 in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
She is survived by her mother
Rose Zaborny; one daughter,
Autumn Barvitsky; one son,
Jarred Barvisky; and three grand-
children all of Arcadia.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wed-
nesday, March 28, at Robarts
Funeral Home, 163 N Brevard
Ave., Arcadia. Services will be 2
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'Cats Challenge DeSoto


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
If the DeSoto girls tennis team is
the team to beat, then the Hardee
girls have shown their vast im-
provement.
The Lady 'Cats succumbed 4-3
to the Lady Bulldogs in the March
19 match between these squads.
Two of the matches went to extra
sets, with Hardee pulling out a vic-
tory at number one doubles.
Hardee girls hosted Avon Park on
Monday. Both teams went to
Sebring on Tuesday and the month
ends with both the boys and girls
squads heading to Okeechobee
tomorrow (Friday).
That leaves two matches before
the district playoffs April 17-18 at
Avon Park. The Wildcats host
Avon Park on April 2 and the boys
and girls teams travel to Braden
River on April 4.
Backtracking to early last week,
it was the Wildcats and the
Bulldogs tangling on the Wauchula
City Courts on Orange Street,
home court for Hardee. At number
one, Lady 'Cat lone senior D.K.
Davis warred with Whitney
Prevatt, losing the first set 7-5 with
five add points, and dropping the
second set 6-3.
At number two singles, soph
Kaitliln Justice had an equally hard
time in a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Kristen
Keen. Soph Shelby Durrance didn't
go down easily, winning the first
set 6-3, before dropping a 6-2 sec-
ond set and carrying the third set to
10-7 before losing.
Soph Clara Durrance got
Hardee's first win with a 6-2, 6-3
match over Kayle Patton, and
junior Marissa Hall made it another
Hardee win with a 6-2, 6-3 win
over Hannah Neeley. In an extra
singles, soph Amanda Porter beat
Michelle Lawrence in an 8-2 pro-
set.
The number one doubles was a
marathon. Davis/Justice lost the
opening set 6-7 on four extra ser-
vice points, then came back to win
6-4, 10-8 over Prevatt/Kati


Colding. Shelby and Clara Dur-
rance lost 6-2, 7-5 to Courtney
Gammad/Keen.
Meanwhile, the Hardee boys fell
- to the Bulldogs 7-0. Usually steady
number one Josh Ready battled Eva
Angeles 6-4, 5-7, 10-8. Josh Mayer
lost 7-5, 6-3. Casey Brutus lost 6-2,
6-1 to Jordan Muse, James Olliff
lost 6-2, 64 to Alex Edelmann and
Joe Porter lost 6-0, 6-2 to Dan
Strickland.
In the doubles, Angeles/Edel-
mann combined to sweep
Ready/Mayer 6-0, 6-0 and John-
son/Muse won an 8-1 pro-set over
Brutus/Olliff. In an extra doubles
match, Taylor Lambert and Dusty
Spears worked hard in an 8-3 loss
to Cass Williams and Sharpal
Scarborough.
The next Wildcat outing was at
Sarasota Booker on March 20,
where the Hardee girls lost 5-2.
Davis lost 6-2, 6-1 to Carta
Robison and Justice went down 6-
2, 6-2 to Trish Brady. Shelby
Durrance fought back in a 7-5, 7-5
loss to Aimsley Smith, as did Clara
Durrance, who won 1-6, 7-5, 10-5
over Patricia Dygert. At number
five singles, Hall won 6-3, 6-3 over


Hardee Drops DeSoto 3-1


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of errors cost the DeSoto
Bulldogs and gave the Hardee
Wildcats a victory Tuesday night.
The 'Cats played error-free ball
to start a new win streak after their
six-game streak ended last Friday.
"Will (Krause) pitched a good
game. We played good defense and
executed our pickoff and rundown
plays. It was a good win," said head
coach Steve Rewis, whose Wild-
cats are tied for second place in dis-
trict play.
DeSoto's lone score came on a
Ricky Morales homer over the
right-field fence in the first inning.


Championship Fishing
By BRETT JARNAGIN County and is in his 2nd term as
For The Herald-Advocate president of the Jr. Lakeland Hawg
A Hardee Senior High School Hunters
sophomore will again be participat- This will be his third time to
ing in a tournament for statewide qualify.and participate in the Junior
anglers. State Florida Bass Federation
Matt George, 16, and his parents Championship. He will continue to
will travel to Orlando on Friday as fish in the junior division until he
he prepares to enter the Florida turns 18.
Bass Federation's annual Junior
State Championship, which will be
held on Saturday March 31 and
Sunday April 1. IT ON
The lake that will be used in the
tournament will not be announced net
until the pre-tourney meeting on
Saturday to allow equal opportuni-
ty for all of the participants. It will
be off limits to all fishermen up 212 West
until March 31. Wauchula,
Beginning at safe light, an Wauch
angling term for sunrise, on 863-7
Sunday, the tournament will last
until 1 p.m. After the tourney, the
FBF will be sponsoring a cookout We are DEP]
and hand out trophies to all con- Tyson Sutton AFFORDA
tenders, including the coveted Big Future Owner GUARA
Bass trophy. Monuments or U
Matt, the son of Steve and Judith TI MANNER. We pr
George .of Bowling Green, is a TIMELY MANNER. We pro
member of the Hardee Senior High ideas and even ways to create
School marching band. He belongs
to the Real Life Church in Bowling Markers, Single, Double,
Green. Slabs, Urns, and Pet Monu
The sophomore is a member of Leveling and re,
the local Bass Anglers of Hardee


After that, Hardee limited the
Bulldogs to just two hits, picking
off a pair of players who had gotten
aboard.
For Hardee, back-to-back Bull-
dog fielding errors put Weston
Palmer and Will Krause on base in
the third inning. They both raced
home on a Jake Benavides double
to deep left field.
Another error plated Krause in
the fifth inning after he had singled
to left. An attempted pickoff throw
went past the first baseman and
Krause ended up at third, coming
home on another errant pickoff
play at first after Benavides drew a
walk.
That was all the scoring but it
was enough for the win. The 'Cats
hope for another district win tomor-
row (Friday) night when they play
at Sebring.



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In the doubles competition,
Hardee lost the matches that count-
ed. Davis/Justice lost 6-3 to
Robinson/Brady and the Durrances
lost 8-2 to Smith/Dygert. In an
extra doubles, Hall/Amanda Porter
beat Karolina Lira/Kassie Fielding
8-1.
Hardee boys could get no advan-
tage against the Tornadoes. The
lone Hardee victory came at num-
ber five singles, when Porter took a
three-set match 0-6, 6-4, 10-6 from
Sean Squire. In an extra singles,
Holden Nickerson won 6-1, 6-2
over Philip Pena.
In the final outing last week,
Hardee hosted Palmetto. Two Lady
'Cats carried matches to three sets
before losing. Justice went 6-4,, 1-
6, 10-7 to Emily Enneking and
Clara Durrance lost 6-2, 3-6, 10-2
to Rachel Ramirez.
Hardee boys suffered a similar
defeat, with the exception of num-
ber one singles where Ready
bounced back for a win over Adam
Danziger in a three set, 3-6, 6-1,
10-1 match and number five singles
where Porter won 6-2, 6-2 over
Brandin Holcomb.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats are
finding ways to win, taking a 2-0
victory over visiting Santa Fe
Catholic last Thursday.
It came at the end of three hard
games, an 11-4 loss to DeSoto and
a 5-4 loss at Palmetto.
This week, the varsity hosted All
Saints Academy on Monday, goes
to DeSoto today (Thursday) and
hosts Sebring tomorrow. The sea-
son ends with a trio of games, at All
Saints Academy on April 2, and at
home against Avon Park on April 3
and Palmetto on April 4.
At DeSoto on March 16, it was
anyone's game in the first five
innings. There was no scoring
through inning three with DeSoto
only getting one runner on base.
Hardee, however, left Chelsey
Steedley and Kristina Garcia
stranded in the first inning, Krystin
Robertson and Lenoria Shoffner
left on base in the second and
Amber Steedley in the third.
Each team scored a run in the
fourth stanza. A walk and a double


brought one Lady Bulldog home
and Buckley singled and flew home
on a Paige Avery hit. It was 1-1.
Stranding one Lady Bulldog, the
Lady Wildcats took the 2-1 lead in
the home half of the fifth. Casey
Johnson tripled and scored on a
Danielle Hines hit.
DeSoto bounded back with eight
runs in the top of the sixth bat-
around on a combination of hits,
walks and an error. Hardee was
only able to get one run in the bot-
tom of the sixth. Robertson singled
to left and Shoffner doubled. Avery
followed that with a single to plate
Robinson.
DeSoto added a pair of insurance
scores in the top of the seventh on
an error, walk and fielder's choices.
In its last at-bat, Hardee was only
able to plate one run. Buckley sin-
gled to left, moved along on hits by
Robertson and Shoffner and scored
before the third out.
At Palmetto on March 20,
Hardee scored most at first, but the
Lady Tigers scored last.
Palmetto got one run in the sec-
ond inning on a double, sacrifice


and error.
After leaving runners on base in
the first two innings, Hardee got a
pair home in the third. Chelsey
Steedley and Johnson were safe on
back-to-back errors and Garcia sin-
gled to bring them home.
Hardee added another run in the
fifth, when Chelsey Steedley
walked, went to second on a passed
ball and skidded home on a Hines
hit. Hardee led 3-1.
Palmetto pounded out three runs
on a double, single, error and triple
in the sixth inning to take a 4-3
lead.
Hardee tied the game in the top
of the seventh. Johnson came home
on a Hines double to even the score


4-4. Having the last bat gave
Palmetto the opportunity to get the
victory, as a triple and overthrow
allowed the winning run.
Hardee hosted Lakeland Santa Fe
Catholic on March 22, scoring once
in the fifth and once in the sixth
while shutting down the Lakeland
school. Senior pitcher Buckley had
five strikeouts, two of them to end
innings and together leave a half
dozen runners stranded.
Hardee got its runs on walks and
hits. Lindsey Moye walked, stole
second and came home on a
Johnson hit in the fifth. Amber
Steedley singled and came home on
an error on a Hines hit in the sixth
inning.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252006CA000596
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,

RITA T. MCCURRY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA T.
MCCURRY; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses,
or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties
intended to account for the person
or persons in possession; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING
THROUGH THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herby given that, pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 26, 2007 in this cause,
I will sell the property situated in
HARDEE County, Flbrida described
as:
LOT 3, BLOCK 17, ORIGINAL
SURVEY OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 1-28, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

a/k/a 113 FIFTH STREET WEST,
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890.

at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the North Steps of
the Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., on April 18, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Wauchula, Florida this 15
day of March, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the Personnel Department of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court at 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Phone (863) 773-2161, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.
3:29-4:5c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 252006CA000531
JAMES SASSER, JR.,
Plaintiff
vs.
FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A FELIPE
SANTOA, A/K/A MIGUEL SANTOYO,
AND MARIA SANTOYO, A/K/A MARIA
SANTOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE;
AND HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
AND JANE HARTMAN; AND JOHN
DOE: AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS, IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JANE HARTMAN, JOHN DOE,
AND JANE DOE, as unknown tenants
in possession of the subject property,
their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through,'
under or against them; and the sever-
al and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, or
any other person claiming by,
through, under or against them; and
all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named defendants or
parties claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property hereafter
described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
The South 27 feet of Lot 4
and North 27 feet of Lot 5,
Block 1, Wauchula Villas
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 10, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Physical Address: 410
Tulane Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida Parcel Id No.: 03-34-
25-0480-00001-0003

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KEN-
NETH B. EVERS, the Plaintiff's attor-


ney, whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before the 6th day
of April, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.

DATED on the 27 day of February,
2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:8-29c


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The varsity Hardee Wildcat nine
extended its win streak to six
games with consecutive wins over
the last two weeks.
However, it came to a halt on
Friday night with a 5-3 loss at rival
Avon Park.
This week there are more chal-
lenges as Hardee greeted DeSoto
on Tuesday night and travels to
Sebring on Friday. District contests
continue with a game next week at
Sarasota Booker. Next Thursday's
game is a home when the Bartow
Yellow Jackets come to call.
The 'Cats have beaten Booker 9-
4, Frostproof 5-0, Palmetto 2-1,
Braden River, St. Albans and Fort
Meade since their win streak began
March 9.

HARDEE 2,
BRADEN RIVER 1
Hardee's March 16 trip to
Bradenton to face .district rival
Braden River continued the three-
game win streak. Wildcat senior
Justin Painter and Pirate Nate
Pittman went at it, neither giving
way in the early innings.
Hardee left Jake Benavides and
Briant Shumard stranded after a
first-inning walk and error put them
on the base paths. Braden River left
one on base.
The Wildcats left the bases
loaded in the top of the second.
Painter was safe on an error, Cody
Greene worked for a walk and
Weston Palmer drew another
before the third out left them all on
base. The Pirates stranded Blaine
Lee after he singled and stole sec-
ond.
It was the same in the third stan-
za. Hardee left Shumard and
Painter on base. Benavides, who
singled to start the inning, was cut
down at home on a fielder's choice.
Braden River went down one-two-
three.
Hardee finally got on the board
in the top of the fourth. Cody
Gullatt led off with a single but was
erased on a fielder's choice. Greene
came home on a long Palmer sin-
gle, followed by a walk to
Benavides and Shumard hit by a
pitch. Braden River promptly tied
the game with a pair of walks, a
sacrifice and a Kyle Phillips hit. It
was 1-1.
Hardee broke the tie in the sixth
inning. Will Krause singled, went
to second on a Benavides hit, third
on a Shumard walk and trotted
home on a Mike Hollenbeck RBI
sacrifice.
That was all it took, as Braden
River was unable to get anyone
past first base in the last two inning.

HARDEE 12, ST. ALBANS 11
Hardee had hot bats in battling
the boys from Washington, D.C.
on their annual trek to the
Heartland. The Cats used six dou-
bles and a triple among a dozen hits
and half dozen walks to bring run-
ners home. There were only two
strikeouts among the 36 at-bats.


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


St. Albans had the early advan-
tage, picking up three scores off
opener Jake Spencer. A hit, walk,
double and another single kept run-
ners on the move. Hardee left
Benavides, Shumard and Mike
Hollenbeck base.
It was another rush for St. Albans
in the top of the second, plating
four runs on two hits, a pair of hit
batsmen, a walk and an error. A
Wildcat double play ended that
spree with St. Albans now up 7-0.
Hardee got one run back in the
home half of the second. Greene
drew a walk and raced home on
consecutive singles by Palmer and
Krause.
Over the next three innings,
Hardee held St. Albans scoreless
and proceeded to chip away at the
lead. In the third stanza, Painter
doubled and Brek McClenithan and
Gullatt followed up with singles.
Before the dust settled Painter and
McClenithan had reached home,
making it a 7-3 ball game.
Hardee cut that to 7-6 with a trio
of tallies in the bottom of the
fourth. Palmer, Krause and
Benavides all singled. Shumard
was safe on a fielder's choice, as
was Mike Hollenbeck. Another
Painter double kept the scores com-
ing.
The 'Cats tied the game in the
fifth inning. Greene singled to right
and ran for home on a Krause dou-
ble up the middle. It was 7-7.
St. Albans got back on track in
the top of the sixth, going back in
front 11-7 on a series of walks, hit
batsmen and a hit. In the home half
of the sixth, Painter was safe on an
error and came home on a pinch hit
single by Ben Krause. It was 11-8.
Hardee stymied St. Albans in the
top of the seventh and went to
work. A walk to Palmer and dou-
bles by Will Krause and Benavides
and a walk to Will Abbott paid off
when Mike Hollenbeck doubled to
left field to plate Benavides and
Abbott with the tying and winning
runs.

HARDEE 4, FORT MEADE 3
In this March 22 game, the
Miners took the early lead, but the
Wildcats came roaring back for the
win.
The Miners scored a run in the
first, another in the second and a
third in the fifth inning. Hardee
stranded runners in the early
innings, but began to get them
home in the late frames.
In the home half of the fifth, Ben
Krause singled to right and stole
second. Pinch runner Jeremy
Hollenbeck raced home on a
Palmer double to left field. It was
3-1.
The 'Cats tied it up in the bottom
of the sixth. With two down,
Painter walked and McClenithan
singled to right field. Walks to Ben
Krause, Greene and Palmer pushed
the early batters on to home plate.
In the bottom of the fourth, those
walks made the difference again.
Benavides drew an lead-off walk
and went to second on a Shumard
sacrifice. With two down, Painter
was given an intentional walk to
look for a double play. However,
McClenithan was walked on four



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000188
Martha Jane Cleto
Petitioner
and
Fransico Cleto,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Fransico Cleto
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Martha Cleto, whose address is 241
Franklin St., Bowling Green, FL 33834
on or before April 27, 2007, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 417 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, * Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law


Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: 3-23-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:29-4:19p


straight p,:'hes and Krause was hit
by a p.;:ch. pushing home
Benavides with the winning run.

AVON PARK 5, HARDEE 3
Going to play at Charles R. Head
Field is anything but a picnic and
despite continued efforts, the
Wildcats could not pull another late
game victory off.
The Red Devils opened on a high
note with consecutive singles by
Johnny Sedlock, Chavious Gordon,
Matt Devllin and Logan Hunter to
put three runs on the board.
Hardee left runners stranded in
the early innings, but knotted the
game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth.
Gullatt was safe on an error and
stole second, going to third on a
Greene sacrifice. Palmer and Will
Krause each singled to left field,
advancing on a double steal. A
Shumard hit to right center brought
them home. It was 3-3.
Avon Park retaliated with a run
in the bottom of the fifth when
Hunter doubled and raced home. In
the home half of the sixth, the Red
Devils put an insurance run on the
board on a Kelvin Rosa pinch-hit
singled, Sedlock walk and Devlin
hit to right center.
Sedlock, the senior hurler for
Avon Park, shut Hardee down the
rest of the way and took the win.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
AND

CITIZEN'S ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING

These meetings were scheduled for April 2, 2007 and have
been cancelled at this time. The City of Wauchula
Commission meeting is still scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The
Commission meeting will be held at the Commission
Chambers located at 225 E. Main Street Wauchula,, FL
33873.

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

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David Royal
Mayor

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 3:29c


PUBLIC NOTICE
Hardee County SHIP Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April
3, 2007 at 5:30 P.M. and Hardee County Citizens Advisory Task Force will meet directly
following the SHIP meeting in the Court House Annex, Room 202 at 412 West Orange
Street, Wauchula, Florida.

Area of discussion will be the proposed application to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs for a Small Cities Community Development Grant in the amount of
$750,000.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the Office of Community Development (863) 773-6349 at
least five (5) days prior to the public hearing.

AVISO PUBLIC
El Comite de Asesoria para la Vivienda Proporcionada, SHIP, del condado de Hardee, se
reunira el martes, 3, de Abril de 2007, a las 5:30 de la tarde, y despues seguira una junta
del Comite de Asesoria de Eficacia de Ciudadanos en la Oficina del General del Condado,
Room 202, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida.



Este es un edificio con acceso para personas con incapacidades fisicas, Cualquier
persona incapacitada que necesita arreglos especiales, debe comunicarse con la oficina
del Departmento de Urbanizacion de La Communidad (863) 7736349 por lo menos (5) dias
antes de la audiencia public. 3..29c.
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March 29, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


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, aloqg
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 SAFETY
Emergency Management
Praised as a model by the state
Department of Emergency Man-
agement, the local department is
responsible for all manmade and
natural disasters affecting the coun-
ty. While the most obvious is the
hurricane or tornado, flooding, haz-
ardous materials spills, thunder-
storms and other events can disrupt
public functions.
In the last fiscal year, planning
included increasing emergency
shelter capacity by 350 spaces, and
using over $85,000 in state and fed-
eral grants for additional equip-
ment, training, education, and a
shelter retrofit. Plans began for a
pet-friendly disaster shelter.

Emergency 911
Emergency call taking is essen-
tial in getting services quickly to
people with life-threatening med-
ical situations, accidents or fires.
This department maintains the
addressing database for the coun-
ty's more than 10,000 emergency
calls of all types last year. There
were 364 new addresses added to it
in the last year.

Animal Control
This department works constant-
ly on educating the public on legal
responsibilities as owners as well
as promoting adoption of stray and
unwanted pets.
Unfortunately, it is also responsi-
ble for the capture, impoundment
and euthanasia of stray or aban-
doned dogs and cats. More than
three-fourths of impounded ani-
,mals last year were euthanized. Pet
ownersg-are enrteraged to- have
their pets spayed or neutered to
reduce the number of unwanted
animals..
The department responded to
1,373 calls last year, resulting in
1,517 impoundments. There were
156 adoptions and 93 lost pets
'returned to their owners. Canine
:Castaways and Puppy Love worked
with the county to rescue 31 ani-
mals from the local shelter.

Fire Rescue/Emergency Medical
Services.
County crews responded to 3,653
calls in 2005/06. Of these, 2,145
were medical emergencies, 472
vehicular accidents and 364 fires.


The constant training and using
grants to upgrade equipment result-
ed in the State Insurance Service
Office lowering insurance ratings
for residences and businesses with-
in a five-mile road radius of one of
the three fire stations located in the
county.
The Fire-Rescue Department
provides free smoke detectors to
needy families in the county and
regularly visits elementary schools
to provide children with fire pre-
vention training. It also provides
fire inspections/evaluations to busi-
nesses in the county.

GROWTH MANAGEMENT
Planning and Development
Broken out of the Building and
Code Enforcement Office to spe-
cialize in growth management
issues, this department is responsi-
ble for updating the county's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan and
Unified Land Development Code
and attempt to direct orderly
growth. It can provide flood plain
and wetland information and maps
for interested residents.
In the last fiscal year, it evaluated
a major special exception for a cen-
ter for unique animals on Parnell
Road, evaluated and issued to other
special exceptions, and evaluated
22 rezones, 25 site development
plans, 803 zoning determinations,
one temporary special use permit
and 29 subdivision plats.
New Director Nick Stazko pre-
pares reports on all matters coming
before the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Commission Zoning
meetings.

Building and Code Enforcement
Freed of the review of subdivi-
sion plats and other development
issues, this department can now
concentrate of ensuring that all
construction is completed accord-
ing to code and ordinances.
In the last year the staff reviewed
more than $59 million worth of
new construction, conducted 3,965
inspections and attended 125 code
violation court cases.

Mining
This department works with state
and federal agencies to ensure
phosphate mining and reclamation
meets the various county, state and
national regulations and maintains
the quality of land, water, air, eco-
logical, social and economic bene-
fits needed.
More than 110,000 acres, about
27 percent of the land mass of the
county, belongs to the mining
industry. From monthly water sam-
ples, to review of annual mining
plans for Mosaic Phosphates, CF
Industries and other companies on
issues such as clay settling areas,
dam inspection and environmental
and water use permitting, staff has
a variety of tasks.

This is the fourth in a series of
reports on the activities and
achievements included in the
2005-06 annual-report presented to
the Hardee County Commission
recently. Next week, Public
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CHAPEL
This was appreciation Sunday,
with 147 in attendance. The chapel
appreciates Bernie and Arlene
Merama as well as the co-chairmen
Les and Shirley Anderson for the
past years of organizing and direct-
ing the activities for the chapel.
The many people who made it suc-
cessful under their leadership were
also recognized.
The chapel service began with
Phyllis Hanson on the trombone
and Sandy Feeser on the organ. The
choir sang "There Is A Balm In
Gilead," accompanied by Feeser
and directed by Ardeth Johns.
Ushers were the Aurands and the
SRenos.
Pastor Jim Williams spoke on
being a positive example to the
world, and God wants us to support
and show our unity to each other.
The chapel service would not be
successful without Pastor Williams
and all the many volunteers needed
to make it a success. Next Sunday
will be the last service of the sea-
son, and coffee and cookies will be
served for fellowship afterward.

SHUFFLEBOARD
The banquet was held at
Homer's. The trophies were pre-
sented by Cheryl Gibson and
Donna McKown from Wauchula
State Bank, which helped sponsor
the league. The Point Shuffle win-
ners were in the A Division: first
place, Bob Conkle; second, Lou
Faulkner; third, Bob Haskin;
fourth, Bill, Darlene Morrison and
Cheryl Conkle. In the B Division
first place was Jim VanDyke, sec-
ond place Rudy Houser and third,


Slim Barhorst.
At the.Wilder tournament held at
Hawaiian Isles in Ruskin, ladies
singles, Nancy Singleton took first
place in main and Darlene
Morrison came in fourth in conso-
lation.

CHANGES WITHIN
OUR PARK
We would like to welcome all
the newcomers to our park. Hope-
fully next season you will join our
variety of activities. We have some-
thing for everyone and hope you
can find our park friendly and wel-
coming and you will get involved.
For 2008 season there will be an
in-park jam session added to the
calendar in January on Sundays 1
to 3 p.m. in the Community
Building, contact is Diane Pearson.
Anyone who plays an instrument or
sings please feel free to participate.

SPOTLIGHT
My new co-editor is Reggie
DeSmet, she has been married to
George DeSmet for 26 years. They
have six children, combined with
14 grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. They reside in
Warsaw, Ind., and live on 7 Lakes.
George was a computer analyst
and Reggie was a hairdresser and
secretary. They enjoy boating, fish-
ing, motorcycling, singing, bocci
and traveling. They have been com-
ing to Pioneer Creek for seven
years. She has enjoyed singing with
the Songbirds, special music at
chapel, sunshine gal, and decora-
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8A The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2007


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
March 25, Salvador Lito, 27, of 2460 Pine Cone Trailer Park Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with disorderly
intoxication and possession of marijuana.
March 25, Juan Lopez Ramirez, 38, of 1247 Mott Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with battery.
March 25, Santos Contreras, 25, of 18016 Cottage Garden Dr.,
Germantown, Md., was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of con-
tempt of court and a traffic violation.
March 25, a fight on Lincoln Street was reported.
March 24, Brenda Alvarado, 29, of 1757 Cactus Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson on a charge of non-support.
March 24, a theft on SR 66 and criminal mischief on Ollie Roberts
Road,.Heard Bridge Road and Shaw Road were reported.
March 23, Moises Castaneda, 36, of 14 Pine Cone Trailer Park Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with
larceny/petit theft.
March 23, Miguel Santiago, 28, of 1925 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with larceny/petit theft.
March 23, Jorge Villanueva Torres, 18, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested on a charge of DUI.
March 23, a residential burglary on Lang Drive, a vehicle stolen on
U.S. 17 North, and thefts at three locations on U.S. 17 North and at the
Cattlemen's Arena were reported.
March 22, Jay Jeremy Fisher, 32, of 3320 King Drive, Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charge with DUI, and two traffic vio-
lations.
March 22, a residential burglary on SR 62, a theft on U.S. 17 North,
and vehicles stolen on North Florida Avenue, Doc Coil Road and U.S. 17
North were reported.
March 21, John Clifton Royal, 57, of 502 North Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon. At the jail Dep. Danny O'Bryan also detained him on a
charge of violation of probation.
March 21, Diondra Chisolm, 18, of 512 Fairfax Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of larceny/petit theft.
March 21, Shane Marshal Floyd, 25, of 3076 SW Swain Ave.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with grand theft of
a vehicle.
March 21, Anthony Wilson Merchant, 22, of 1003 Steve Roberts spe-
cial, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-
support.
March 21, Emilio Moreno, 28, of 233 Kelly Roberts Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of
court.
March 21, Rufus Minor Howell, 33, of 570 Webb Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia and a traffic violation.
March 21, David Wayne Mann, 44, of 8 Quail Run Lane, Lake Placid,
and Joshua Aaron Puzynski, 19, of 419 Lime Run, Sebring, were arrested
by Dep. Shane Ward and each charged with burglary of a structure or con-
veyance, larceny/theft, trespassing and possession of burglary tools.
March 21, business burglaries on U.S. 17 North and on West Main
Street, a tag stolen on North Nursery Road, thefts on U. S. 17 North and
on Moncrief Road, and criminal mischief on U. S. 17 South and Doc
Coil/Parrish roads were reported.
March 20, Elzra White, 57, of 512 Fairfax Dr., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with larceny/petit theft. He was


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March 20, Willie Frank Carpenter, 51, of 520 South Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with larceny/petit theft.
March 20, a fight on Altman Road was reported.
March 19, a residential burglary on Old Bradenton Road, and thefts
on two locations on U.S. 17 and on Chamberlain Boulevard were reported.
WAUCHULA
March 24, criminal mischief at Crews Park was reported.
March 23, Gerald Lee Murphy, 75, homeless-Wauchula, was arrested
by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with disorderly intoxication.
March 23, Dino Ramirez, 43, of 202 E. Main St., Wauchula, and
Eduardo Meza Gonzalez, 31, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, were arrest-
ed by Sgt. John Eason and each charged with violation of a municipal ordi-
nance.
March 23, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
March 22, Derek Doral Daniels, 34, of 117 N. 10th Ave.,Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with battery.




8 Weightlifters


Get Top Place


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In their only meet in the last two
weeks, Hardee weightlifters vied
successfully with their Fort Meade
counterparts.
The Wildcat lifters actually won
seven events as junior Wade
Mahoney and freshman Philip
Barton tied in the 139 class for the
top spot with 310 totals. Mahoney
outdid Barton in the bench press
170-165, but Barton made it up in
the clean and jerk 145-140. They
were ahead of Miner Sam Fulse
with at 305 total and teammate
Keith Selph.
The highest total of the day came
from Hardee heavyweight Jorge
Lopez, a junior who cleared his
division with a 555 total, 340 in the
bench and 215 in the C&J. He was
the only contestant in the heavy-
weights, as was Miner Castor
Beckford, who managed 545
pounds in the 239 weight class.
Hardee's next highest total came
from junior Jordan Grimsley in the
169 weight class, when he notched
235 in the bench and 245 in the
C&J for the 480 total. Placing sec-
ond in that division was classmate
Tyler Bumby, at 400 well ahead of
Miners Josh Knight and Cory
Selph.
Wildcat senior Reggie Grizzard
finished in first place with a 455
total in the 219 class, ahead of
sophomore teammate Scott Reid at


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NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) of up to $750,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
To meet other community development needs 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 for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood
and commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such physical improvement
activities as housing and commercial building rehabilitation, clearance, water and sewer improve-
ments, street improvements, drainage, housing site development, parking, and loans to business-
es. 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 very-low income
persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, Hardee County must plan to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Hardee County is required
to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's housing, economic and
other community development needs will be held at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Room 202, Wauchula, Florida on Tuesday, April 3, 2007
at 5:45 RM. or soon thereafter. For information concerning the public hearing contact Janet Gilliard,
412 West Orahge Street, Room 201, Wauchula, Florida at (863) 773-6349.
The public hearing is being conducted in a disabled-accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact Janet Gilliard at least five calendar days prior
to the meeting. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should con-
tact Janet Gilliard at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (863)773-9430.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION
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There were other Wildcats in the
400-plus category. Sophomore
David Newcomb won the 154 class
with 210 in the bench and 225 in
the C&J for a 435 total. Hardee
junior Jason Jester was third with a
375 total and Miner Brandon
Keister with a 385 total was sand-
wiched between the two Wildcats.
In the 183 division, Miner Brent
Taylor had the best of the day with
a 490 total. Wildcat junior Tommy
Benbow finished second at 405 and
soph Skylar Alden was third at 375.
In the lowest division, the 119
class, freshman Coty Skinner
nipped Miner Jesse Gargus.
Skinner had a 300 total, with five
more pounds in each event than
Gargus, who finished at 290.
Wildcat Cody Hernandez was the
only competitor in the 199 class,
getting first-place points with his
350 total.
Finally, freshman Tony Valdez
found the going tough in his 129
class, which was won by Miner
Efrain Acosta at 385. Teammates
Nick Roop were at 365 and 300,
just ahead of Valdez.


March 22, a residential burglary on South 10th Avenue was reported.
March 21, Jose Nieblas Bemal, 27, General Delivery, Wauchula, and
Oscar Omar Sambrano, 30, of 603 S. First Ave., Wauchula, were arrested
by Cpl. Angie Hill, and each charged with trafficking in amphetamine or
methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, destroying/tampering
with evidence and sale of methamphetamine. Bernal was also detained on
two charges of failure to appear in court. Sambiano was detained on a
charge of violation of probation.
March 21, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North, and a fight twide on
South Eighth Avenue were reported.
March 20, Robert Lee Cole, 51, of 301 Glades St.,.Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of non-support.
March 20, a residential burglary on South 10th Avenue was reported.
March 19, a business burglary on North Seventh Avenue was report-
ed.

BOWLING GREEN
March 22, John M. Morrison, 44, of 35008 Sateen Dr., Zephyrhills,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with possession of mari-
juana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation.
March 22, a theft on Pine Avenue was reported.
March 20, a theft on Central Avenue and a vehicle stolen on Lake
Branch Road were reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 25, a theft on Hickory Street was reported.
March 21, thefts on Bluebird Lane and on Cedar Street were reported.

March 20, Julio Rivera, 68, of 405 Third Street East, was arrested by'
Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with aggravated battery.
March 20, a fight on Third Street was reported.


CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a workshop to
discuss criteria requirements for non-profit organizations on
Monday, April 2, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at
the Commission Chambers located at 225 E. Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The Commission meeting will be at 6:00
p.m. Immediately following the Commission meeting will be a
workshop for electrical territorial agreements.
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
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk 3:29c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
INTENT TO CHANGE LAND USES AND ZONING

Notice is hereby given that the Zolfo Springs Town Commission will hold a public
hearing at the next regular Commission Meeting in the Zolfo Springs Commission
Chambers on April 16, 2007 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the hearing will be to hear the
request of Ms. Diane Daniels to amend the future land use map of the Comprehensive
Plan and rezone from Commercial Service (CS) to Single Family Residential (R-1C) .for
the property at LOT 5 BLK 18 R & S Re-sub of Williams Add 435P247-253 DC-
436P294 PMR 10/92 PRO-92-097 438P464 441P560 511P101(NC) of the Town of Zolfo
Springs, and the second reading and adoption of the following Ordinances 2007-02 and
2007-03 for such request:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP
OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE TOWN
OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, SAID AMENDMENT
BEING KNOW AS AMENDMENT CPA 2007A-01;
SPECIFICALLY, TO ASSIGN THE FUTURE LAND
USE CLASSIFICATION OF LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL
TO THE DESIGNATED PARCEL..

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TO
REZONE THE PARCEL OWNED BY DIANE DANIELS.
WITH THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.(R-1C); PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

The ordinances in their entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during
regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinances.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863)
735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

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Dixie Majors Move Onto Scene


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the conclusion of the early
season, the second season of
Hardee Youth Sports begins with
three Dixie Majors games on
Saturday.
The 10-year-olds moving up
from Minors have joined their 11-
and 12-year-old friends in the
Majors, which starts with all six
teams getting into action on
Saturday.
There is a double whammy at 9
a.m. with, the Chapman Fruit
Athletics (A's) facing the Florida
Fuel Mets on field one while the
Joe L. Davis Braves contest the
Vision Ace Hardware Reds on field
two. At noon, the All Creatures
Animal Hospital Yankees will
square off with the Countryside
Growers Devil Rays.
Team one is the Yankees,
coached by Walt Altman and Raul
Alamja, with April Altman as team
parent. On their squad are Armando


Alamia, Jacob Altman, Wilson
Bembry, Aaron Briones, Codie
Dean, Jake Deanda, Frank Farias,
Jose Gonzales, Mason Gough,
Jordon Jones, Austin Judah and
Dustin Scheel.
Team two, the Reds, include
Bradley Brewer, Zack Carranco,
John Michael Chason, Steve
Crews, Tyler Hewett, Wyatt Kofke,
Colton Mills, Trenton Moon, Dylan
Norwood, Cleston Sanders, Austin
Stoner and Reed Woods, who are
coached by Kenny Hewett, Bobby
Brewer and Randy Crews, with
Susan Brewer as team parent.
Will Bennett, Jacob Bolin, Caleb
Bryan, Patrick Carlton, William
Crawford, Vince Grimsley, Tyler
Helms, Luke Palmer, Robie Paris,
Ryan Ramirez, Kramer Royal and
Kyle Schrank are on the Braves
squad coached by Todd Bolin, West
Palmer and Wally Helms with
Sonja Bennett as team parent.
Playing for the Mets are Garrett
Albritton, Tyler Bragg, Tyler


Cloud, Trenton Gantt, Dustin
Goodwyn, Michael Heine, Kris
Johnson, Eric Klein, Wyatt
Maddox, Dalton Reas, Cody
Spencer and Tim Steedley. Their
coaches are Frank Johnson, Steve
Reas and Chris Spencer with
Monica Reas as team parent.
Mike Choate and Justin Battles
coach team five, the A's, with Lyn
Winter as team parent. On their
squad are Zack Battles, Cole
Choate, Cody Dyal, Zachary Dyal,
Justin Forrester, Tomas Gomez,
Matthew Grace, Michael Grace,
Blaine Harshburger, Dalton Rabon,
Ezekiel Servin and Luke Winter.
On squad six, the Devil Rays, are
Alex Clarke, Marco Deleon,
German Figueroa, Julian Galvez,
Joseph Juarez, Kevin Kunkel, Matt
Lake, Tristan Montgomery, Devin
Pearson, Tommy Redding, Justin
Rickett and Mason Waters, who are
coached by Brian Smith, James
Blum and Todd Durden with Cindy
Waters as team parent.


Dixie Boys Open Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three squads in the 2007
Dixie Boys league will get plenty
of action on Saturday.
All three teams will play twice
throughout the day-long opening
for the season, which will include
games against Bartow as well.
Saturday's schedule pits the
Torrey Oaks Rangers vs. the BJD
Excavating Red Sox at 9 a.m. The
Red Sox will challenge the Florida
Fertilizer Braves in another game at
noon. The third game, at 3 p.m.,
will feature the Braves vs. the
Rangers.


Team 1 is the Braves, coached by
Brian Knight, Dane Terrell and Van
Crawford with Eileen Lambert as
team parent, includes Joseph
Adams, Dawson Crawford, Dylan
Farr, Justin Fones, Brandon Holton,
Justin Knight, Carter Lambert,
Grayson Lambert, Dustin Ratliff,
Caleb Reas, Wade Staton and
Wintz Terrell.
Taylor Barlow, Justin Bromley,
Austin Carey, Thomas Flores,
Jacob Mayer, Daniel Miller,
Trenton Muntz, Dillon Rabon,
Chase Revell, Julian Varela, Kyle
Ward and Murrell Winter play for


the Red Sox, which are coached by
Bubba Barlow with team parent
Wendy Mayer. Assistant coaches
haven't been named yet.
The third squad in the 13- to 15-
year-old league is the Rangers,
coached by Shane Forrester,
Tommy Taylor and Fernando Tatis
with team parent Judy Rowe. Their
team includes Iyle Bodeck, Scott
Donaldson, Deonte Evans, Michael
Forrester, Tanner Gough, Dalton
Hewett, Steve Hodges, Sean
Holmes, Jeremy Rowe, Kalan
Royal, Lincoln Saunders and Malik
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Lozano Going For Gold


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green's 17-year-old
Daniel Lozano has begun his move
to the 2008 Olympics.
When he turned 17 last fall,
Lozano automatically stepped into
a new world, the open division in
boxing, which allows him to fight
any age opponent in his weight
class.
The Hardee High junior took full
advantage of it, claiming the gold
medal in the regional competition
in Columbia, S.C. on March 16-17.
Because of his extensive record and
achievements, Lozano drew a bye
in the first round.
However, that put him in the
championship round on Saturday
against Roberto Ceron, 24, a
national champion. "I really
expected a harder fight because he
is a national champion, but I felt I
outboxed him, and the judges did
too," said Lozano, who took the 3-
2 decision. He was the youngest
boxer in that tournament.
That victory propels him to the
men's nationals in Colorado
Springs June 1-8. A win there
would send him to the 2008
Olympic trials.
In the meantime, Lozano will
stay busy. With nearly 10 years
experience under his belt, he will
again try to be a Golden Gloves
champion, this time in the open
division. He goes to West Palm
Beach this weekend for the state
Golden Gloves tournament.
Since there is no regional Golden
Gloves, a win will send him on to
the April 30 nationals in Chatta-
nooga, Tenn.
Calmly and clearly pursuing his
goal to box in the 2008 Olympics,


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Daniel Lozano, 17, has his sights set on 2008 Olympics.


Lozano is appreciative of all the
help he has gotten along the way.
He first thanks God for the body
and abilities he has. Then he notes
the constant support of his parents
Daniel and Sylvia Lozano.
And, he has had a lot of support-


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out, so I can't name them all, but
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Elizabeth Marie Allan of Braden-
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for her marriage to Spencer Adam
Newman of Bowling Green, the
son of Donna and Wayne Newman
of Bowling Green.
The couple will exchange vows
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America Valdez & Aaron Bragg

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Rudolfo and Norma Valdez of
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ment of their daughter, America
Valdez, to John Aaron Bragg, the
son of John and Linda Bragg of
Marion, Ind.
The bride-elect is a 1998 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She graduated from Indiana
Wesleyan University with a bache-
lor's degree in psychology and also
a bachelor's degree in addiction


counseling. She is currently em-
pjoyed by the Marion City Police
Department in Marion, Ind.
The prospective groom is a 1998
graduate of Marion High School.
He attended ITT Tech in Fort
Wayne, Ind., and is currently
employed at Wabash Alloys.
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By Ted Simonson
MR. HAPPY AND MR. GRUMBLE
Why are some people happy while others are frustrated, discontented
and miserable?
Let's examine Mr. Happy, a member of the first group, and Mr.
Grumble, a member of the second.
Both men came into this world the same way: unclad, uninformed and
self-centered. As the years passed by, both found themselves in the same
church, where they learned that God had created the universe and every-
thing in it.
At this point, Mr. Grumble lost interest. "How does that pertain to me?"
he asked himself. "I am involved in securing for myself food, clothing and
shelter. I do not see how this God is going to help me. He is invisible and
apparently concerned with much larger issues than mine. So I am going to
go on with my life as though He didn't exist."
Mr. Happy also pondered this fundamental question but came up with
a different conclusion. "If God created everything," he thought, "He must
have had a reason. He could have made me into an ox, a cat or a mosquito.
Instead, He made me into a human being, a very complex organism com-
pared to other species. I have the capacity to think, to make decisions, to
love. What must He have had in mind when He made .. me?
"The universe everywhere witnesses to His power. Wouldn't I be wise
to find Him, if possible,.and discover what He wants of me, and then do it?
"I am much smaller and weaker than He is. Wouldn't it be sensible for
me to align myself with Him rather than ignore Him or, worse yet, to defy
Him? Who could hope to oppose Him and succeed?"
As it turned out, the God-seeker found the Bible to be a treasury of
information about the Ruler of the Universe and the commands He had
made.
When Mr. Happy obeyed these commands, He found himself becom-
ing more and more aware of the great Creator. A relationship developed that
was so wonderful that it affected everything he did and all the other human
relationships he had.
He worked, slept, shopped and paid his bills just like other people, but
every experience was touched with glory because of the secret knowledge
he now possessed.
Not that he tried to keep it a secret. He often tried to tell. others about
it, but most thought he'd "gotten religion" and .avoided.him. ,: ..
'One day he ran into Mr. Grumble. He could hardly recognize him
because he looked so old, bent over and wrinkled.
"How are things going with you, Grumble?" he asked. "Oh, I've had a
terrible time," Grumble replied, "I've had to fight for every penny I've
made! I can tell you that it's a tough world out there, and I've had to strug-
gle every day to avoid poverty!"
"That's funny" said Mr. Happy. "I've found it just the opposite. I've
found that all the best things in life are free. And the more I give away, the
more comes back to me, with the result that I am a rich man!"


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same time as polished, as your
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Heather Potter To Wed

Tommy Gucciardo


Charlie and Bonnie Potter of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Heather
Leigh Potter, to Thomas Ryan
Gucciardo, the son of Tom and Jane
Gucciardo of Tampa.
The bride-elect is a 1998 gradu-
ate of.Hardee Senior High School.
She obtained a bachelor's degree
from the University of South
Florida in 2002, and a master's
degree from that same institution in
2004. She currently resides in
Tampa and is employed as a


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Beth Ingram & Associates.
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School, and a 2004 graduate of the
University of South Florida with a
bachelor's degree. He earned his
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Sarasota developer Frank Menke III on Feb. 20 spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club about the
proposed Sweetwater Ranch, a planned community of up to 11,000 dwelling units complete with
schools and shopping center. It would be located on 7,000 to 8,000 acres about five miles south
of Zolfo Springs. The land includes the 4,500-acre former Westby Ranch. Menke said retiree
homes would cost about $110,000 and working family homes about $150,000. He did not men-
tion the expected number of dwelling units to the club but has told county commissioners indi-
vidually Sweetwater Ranch could eventually have 11,000 dwellings and could double the. current
27,000 population of Hardee County. "We see Hardee County as a great place to live. We do not
want to be a burden to the community. We want to preserve the Florida lifestyle and be good land
stewards. We will build an elementary school and middle school," said Menke. From left are Bob
Hanchey, planning consultant Donald Chancey, Frank Menke III, and club president Donald
Canary.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Feb. 20 presented a $2,325 check for food service and a $500
donation to the Hardee County 4-H Foundatioin, from proceeds from the Feb. 10 Kiwanis Sporting
Clays Shoot. From left are Bob Hanchey; Lex Albritton of 4-H; Danny Weeks, vice president of the
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Joe Bryant celebrated his
76th birthday with family and
friends at a party March 2 at
the Elks Lodge in Wauchula.
In all, four generations were
present for the event. Bryant
has lived in Hardee County
since 1974 and was married to
the late Dee Bryant. He is a
veteran of 28 years with the
U.S. Coast Guard and is the
former owner of Jody's Video
Gallery in Zolfo Springs. He is
shown above standing in back
with Debbie Blum; the bottom
row shows (from left) Vera
Bryant, Carol Bryant, Hunter
Bryant, Jerry Bryant and
Allison Barber. Bottom photo
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(seated, from left) Hunter
Bryant, Joe Bryant, Allison
Barber and Brianne Starnes;
(standing in back) Debbie
Bryant Blum and Jayne Bryant
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Another evening of fine music, dancing and entertainment was
enjoyed at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula last
Thursday. Our program started off with the rather sad announcement that
the evening's program would be the last gathering here at the center, until
we hope to meet again this fall.
But our Three Note Band did not dwell long on that, they hit up with
the opening number, "Maybe" and continued on with beautiful music
throughout the remainder of the evening just as they did on opening night,
Dec. 7, 2006.
The evening's door prize was won by Hartigan from the Oasis. The
band mystery number, "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain," was
correctly guessed by Mauria Albritton from Wauchula.
This has been a rather hectic season here in this part of Florida, espe-
cially with the "flu bug" in early January, then park closings, new rules and
regulations, high tax and insurance, gas and electric cost escalation, which
have excluded none of us in one way or another. However, with true
American Spirit, determination and the love of neighbor and wonderful
cooperation from our county facilities that include the Senior Center, we
have managed to make it thus far.
By the center granting us the use of the hall every Thursday evening,
many of us seniors have been able to relax from daily problems and tension
and enjoy beautiful music and discuss issues of importance of just chit-chat.
Our lovely hostess, Darlene Henry, is again to be commended for her all-
out effort in setting up the hall each evening and especially her welcoming
charm to all guests and friends present. We appreciate all who arrived early
and helped with arrangements and band set up, especially our friends,
Forrest Grooms, Darlene Thibert and Georgiana Mills. Also included, our
special dancers Art, Fran, Dave and Georgiana and several from Pioneer
Park.
It has been a pleasure on my part to have again been the correspondent
for Senior Citizens News, and I'm sure I speak for all by thanking the pub-
lishers of Hardee County's hometown paper, The Herald-Advocate, for run-
ning this article in their weekly journal. Without free press and the right to
assemble, there can be no freedom!
Again we wish to mention the management of the center, the staff and
others for the use of the hall and facilities at the center for our fine enter-
tainment. So, as our band closed the evening's events they gave us the beau-
tiful WWII number, "We'll Meet Again." Yes, let us all meet again this fall
and be able to enjoy the beautiful music provided by the Three Note Band
and the company of our many friends in and around Wauchula.
May we all maintain good health and spirit. Hope to see you soon!



Hunter Bryant

Turns 9 With

Bonfire Party
Hunter Bryant, the son of James
and Debbie Blum, turned 9 years
old on Feb. 14. .- .
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Feb. 18 at his Wauchula
home.
The festivities centered around a
bonfire. Roasted hot dogs and
s'mores were part of the fun.
Joining in the celebration were
family members and close friends. Hunter

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Community College.
Jarnagin, currently employed as -,
an intern at The Herald-Advocate,
plans to attend either Florida State
University or the University of
Central Florida to earn a bachelor's
degree in journalism.
He is the son of Kathy Clark and PHOTO BYJI
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The Dixie Echoes will appear in
concert tonight (Thursday) at Fort
Green Baptist Church, 2875 Baptist
Church Road.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
The church invites everyone to
attend.
Give me a museum and I'll fill
it.


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and community development. "The cornerstone is to develop infrastructure. Our sewer system
was at 98 percent of its one-million-gallon capacity. Coastal pressure is coming inland. The city
is going to grow whether we want it or not. We can control growth or be steamrolled." Giroux said
the city sewer system will be expanded to a three-million-gallon capacity. "We are planning for
6,000 more ho.ises. We now have 2,500. The city may double in size in six to eightyears." Giroux
said the city plans to double the size of the water system and drill a fifth deep well and also plans
to improve the electrical substation. "We are asking $26 million from the state and $23 million in
federal funds." He said the sewer project will cost $17 million, the water project $2.5 million, and
the substation $1.8 million. "The city can borrow up to $19 million from the state revolving fund
at 1.4 percent interest." The city already has $3.25 million toward the projects. From left are Rick
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Joshua Collins Kelly, 29, Wau-
chula, and Amy Nicole Trinidad,
29, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Sue
Winter Raley and Binky Inson
Graham, voluntary dismissal.
Chase Bank USA vs. Joann C.
Dunn, dismissal.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Jesus
STorres Jr., voluntary dismissal.
MRC Receivables Corp. vs.
Gwendolyn McClain, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Robert Nelson Noblett, disorderly
intoxication, adjudication withheld,
time served, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Debra Ann Rucker, disorderly
intoxication, adjudication withheld,
time served, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Billy Ray Smith, giving false ID
to a law enforcement officer, 28
days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Daniel Farias, resisting arrest
without force, probation six
months, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, 25 hours
community service; domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Anthony Jerome Redfin, resisting
arrest without violence, time
served, $190 court costs.
Pedro Jimenez, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Manuel Hernandez Jr. violation
,of probation (original charge pos-
session of drug paraphernalia), pro-
bation revoked, 90 days CTS, $315
:.fine and court costs, $100 public
.defender fees.
Jose Luis Martinez, culpable neg-
'ligence, not prosecuted.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
:county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning the
case.
SPaula Marie Alvarez, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
.adjudication withheld, $250 court
'costs.
SJevon Lee Burks, DWLS and no
registration certificate, dismissed.


Victor Manuel Miranda Juarez,
DWLS and no registration certifi-
cate, $330 fine and court costs.
Margarito Melchor-Ahuegot,
DUI, 12 months probation, no bars
or alcohol, license suspended six
months, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, $885 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service.
Jose Jesus Miranda-Perez, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
DWLS) probation revoked, four
months CTS and concurrent with
felony sentence, $330 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Darlene Elizabeth Williams,
DWLS, presented valid license,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Joseph Thomas Martinez,
DWLS, $330 fine and court costs.
Ivan Amaya-Chavez, DUI and no
valid license, 12 months probation,
license suspended six months, no
alcohol or bars, alcohol abuse eval-
uation and treatment, DUI school,
$885 fine and court costs, $100
investigative costs, $50 public
defender fee, 50 hours community.
Juan Gabriel Calderon, DWLS,
10 days in jail, $330 fine and court
costs.
Artemio Galicia, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $330 fine and court
costs.
Jose Mario Garcia, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $330 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Debra Ann Torres, DWLS, pre-
sented valid license, adjudication
withheld, $205 court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Regions Bank vs. Jacquelyne E.
Kemp, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Lendy Graham vs. Cassandra
Cook, petition for injunction for
protection.
Jenny Albritton vs. Zolly Ziglar,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Teresa Pantoja and Teodoro
Pantoja, divorce.
Astacci Hardesty vs. Cassandra
Cook, petition for injunction for
protection.
Patsy Whidden vs. Cheryl
Whidden, petition for injunction
for protection.
Portfolio Recovery Associates
LLC vs. Merle H. Henderson, dam-
ages.
Donna Jean Granaderos vs. Troy
Coleman Dickey, petition for


injunction for protection.
Novastar Mortgage Inc. vs.
Robert Villalobos and Sonya D.
Stringer, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Martha Lazaro vs Esteban
Torres, petition for injunction for
protection.
Thomas Buchanan vs. Stanley
Schontag Jr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Mary Ann Medrano vs. Brad E.
Rimes, petition for injunction for
protection.
Shalimar Fernandez and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Christian Y. Marino I, interstate
petition for child support.
Angela Newman o/b/o minor
child vs. Alicia Benavidez
Gonzalez, damages.
Alejandro Contreras vs. Jose
Luviano and Erik Bautista-
Martinez, damages.
Virginia Robbin Snyder and
DOR vs. Amy Lynn Grosstephan,
petition for child support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Brittney Bennett vs. Melissa
Lemay, injunction for protection.
Wauchula State Bank vs. John 0.
and Charlotte C. Hernandez
Vickery, dismissed.
Pamela Rickett vs. Lyle E.
Rickett, modification of child sup-
port.
Wells Fargo NA vs. Ernesto L.
Aguilar and Julie A. Aguilar et al,
voluntary dismissal.
Kristen Rene Welch vs. Jessie
Aguilar Jr., injunction for protec-
tion.
Jethro Anthony Davis vs. James
R. McDonough, state Department
of Corrections (DOC), dismissal of
inmate petition for review of status.
Darin Rucker vs. James R.
McDonough, DOC, dismissal of
inmate petition for review of status.
Graciela Trevino vs. Faustino
Trevino Jr., voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Faustino Trevino Jr. vs. Graciela
Trevino, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Hollie Williamson vs. Joe
Brown, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Florina Delatorre vs. Jaime
Chagoya, voluntary dismissal of
petition for child support.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Rita T.
McCurry et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Juanita Alemon and DOR vs.
Sylvia Morales..
Monica Jean Clarke vs. Kirby
Lee Clarke.
James Roy Hart and DOR vs.
Estella Eileen Hart.
The state Department of Children
and Families and DOR vs. Amanda
M. Goggans.
Carmen L. Rios and DOR vs.


Hector R. Sierra.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investi- ',ve report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Clint Morgan Albritton, violation
of probation (original charges utter-
ing a forged instrument and grand
theft), probation revoked, two years
drug offender community control
- house arrest, drug abuse evalua-
tion, restitution to be paid.
Nicolas Rodriguez Alegria, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges burglary of a conveyance
and grand theft), probation re-
voked, six months in jail CTS.
Jamaine Deanthony Brown, fail-
ure to sex offender to report change
of address and grand theft auto,
estreated bonds.
Lauro Cisneros, battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting an
officer with violence and posses-
sion of cocaine, estreated bonds.
Gerardo DeSantiago, possession
of methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, trans-
ferred to drug pretrial intervention
program (DPTI); possession of
alcohol by a person under 21, adju-
dication withheld, $315 fine and
court cost.
Alexander Jackson Jr., violation
of probation (original charges pos-
session of cocaine, fleeing to elude
a law enforcement officer and dri-
ving while license suspended), pro-
bation revoked, 10 months in jail
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Jerry Lynn King, battery on a law
enforcement officer, not prosecut-
ed.
Francisco Leon, possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, transferred
to DPTI; possession of alcohol by a
person under 21, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs.
Raul Molina, violation of proba-
tion (original charge possession of
methamphetamine with' intent to
sell), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Troy Lamar Pelham, failure to
register as a sexual offender, 43
months Florida State Prison con-
current with other sentences, $495
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fees.
.J.effery .Bryant. Ramirez,. viola-
tion of probation (original charges
petit theft and trespass), violation
affidavit withdrawn, resume proba-
tion.
Ronald Jerome Romeo Jr., flee-
ing to elude a law enforcement offi-
cer using lights and sirens, 18
months probation, $495 fine and


NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY
On Monday, April 16, 2007, the Hardee County
Commissioners will participate in a tour of the Peace River
Centers in Wauchula and Bartow.

The Commissioners will meet at the Wauchula Outpatient
Clinic, 213 West Orange Street, Wauchula, at 8:30 a.m. and
then travel to Bartow and tour the Crisis Stabilization Unit
(CSU) & SRT (short-term residential facility).

For more information, please call 8631773-9430.

Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
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Hardee County Health Department
presents a

Public Health Week

Celebration

An Evening of Community Education on

Pandemic Influenza & Preparedness

Hardee County Civic Center
515 Civic Center Road, Wauchula

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Presentations start at 6 pm



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Many organizations and businesses from the community
will be represented. Girl Scouts will be collecting
non-perishable food items, blankets and disaster supplies for
distribution in Hardee County during an emergency.
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court costs, $100 public defender
fees, 75 hours community service;
driving while license suspended
and resisting arrest without force,
time served.
Christopher Omar Trevino, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges uttering a forged instru-
ment and grand theft), probation
revoked, 180 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien,
restitution due.
Mark David Yates, felony driving
while license suspended, estreated
bond.
John Clifton Royal, burglary of a
business and grand theft, probation
two years, NCTI theft school, stay
off property, $495 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
$300 court-appointed attorney fee,
$453 restitution, 100 hours com-
munity service; grand theft, not
prosecuted.
Edward Nickerson, motion to
terminate probation (original
charges possession of methamphet-
amine and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation terminated.
Rebecca Rivera, violation of pro-
bation ( original charge felony dri-
ving while license suspended), pro-
bation revoked, two years commu-
nity control house arrest, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Gary Richard Moore, purchase
of cocaine, successfully completed
DPTI, not prosecuted.
Marcia Siddique, uttering a
forgery, restitution paid in full, not
prosecuted.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Paul G. and Genise A. Samuels


to Rickey N. and Adelina
Nicholson, $190,000.
Sylvain and Tamela June
Corriveau to Harley L. Lambright,
$35,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Lauro
E. and Ines Diaz, $99,000.
James R.B. Groves and Lillian
Regalado to Markus L. and Martha
Locke, $65,000.
Jose A. Legrand as personal rep-
resentative to Richard G. and
Annette M. Hesters as trustees,
$25,000.
Jimmy Russell Sr. and Patricia
Irene Hayes to Raymond G. and
Carolyn Lyn Brown, $20,000.
Roger M. Harrison II to Roberto
and Maria DeLaCruz, $149,000.
Dorothy Wilson Blackburn as
trustee to Howard B. Saldivin as
trustee, $454,948.
Jerry J. and Vickie B. Conerly to
Cristobal Arreola Jr., $168,000.
Jacqueline R. Camel to Carlene
E. Louisjeune, $79,000.
Monta P. Clemons to Cathy
Brewer Clemons, $52,000.
Billy and Amelia Lambert to
Robert A. Millares, $240,000.
Karl Koepfer to Gene A. and
Elaine G. Geerling Torn, $55,000.
Reschke Construction Inc. to
Patricia Granados, $80,000.
Billy and Janice Hill to Alfredo
Jr. and Rosemary Martinez,
$95,000.
Gerald W. and Mary Helen
Roboinson to Paul Arcia, $48,000.
Patricia Granados to Reschke
Construction Inc., $80,000.
Edward S. Schontag Jr. to Robert
C. Sr. and Robin E. Abbott,
$147,135.
Charles A. Barton Jr. to Richard
C. and Ruby L. Smith, $49,000.
Dewayne J. and Mildred A.
Schwanke to Earl EI Somoskey and
Barbara A. Roach, $55,000..


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El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hardee
present un

Celebraci6n de Semana

de Salud Publica

Una Tarda de Educaci6n para la
Comunidad sobre Gripe Pand6mica y el
Estado de Preparaci6n

Hardee County Civic Center
515 Civic Center Road, Wauchula

Martes, 3 de Abril 2007

Puetras abren a las 5:30 pm

Presentaciones comienzan 6:00 pm



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Muchas organizaciones y los negocio de Ila comunidad seran
representados. Las Girl Scouts estaran coleccione alimentos no
perecedero, sabana y provisions de desastre para la
distribution en el Condado Hardee durante una emergencia.
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available once training is completed..
Mail resume in confidence to: P.O. Box
573, Fort Meade, FL 33841. 3:8-29c


FOR SALE BY OWNER brand new
2007 2 BR/2 bath mobile home on 1/4
ac. lot. Lot included in price. New sep-
tic. Community water. Excellent loca-
tion at Charlie Creek Estates, $65,900.
Call Mark 863-899-1714. 3:29-4:5c
FOR SALE BY OWNER Great
investor opportunity. Charlie dam-
aged home on 2 large lots. 305
Riverside Dr. Only serious inquiries
please! $45,000 firm. 863-445-0746.
3:29p


ONE ACRE, fence, screen porch, 4/1,
central A/C in Lake Dale area. 773-
2626. 3:29p
TWO BEDROOM one bath, concrete
block house, 4808 Myrick Ave.,
Bowling Green, $69,000. (Must sell -
make offer) 863-773-3349. 3:29p
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
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
One person can take care of
up to 200 cattle.


Bosys.... Iwn' e nesold!!
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"OUR TIRES
ARE ON SALE
k EVERYDAY!"


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


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

March Special


pi -I
Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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


OpenMon- Sa m :00-5


HARDEE COUNTY UTILITY DEPT. (HCUD)
wants hands on, creative, responsible and experienced leaders within
their fields to make their mark and home in this growing, rural
community. The newly created HCUD has established the following
full time opportunities:

Utility Superintendent,$43.0k-$59.3k/yr + benefits. Planning and
organizing department O&M. Water & wastewater "A" or "B"
license, or can obtain within one year.
Utility Office Manager, $12.07-$16.64/hr + benefits. Planning and
organizing department operations in customer service, financial,
Billing, purchasing, clerical/filing, scheduling, policies & procedures,
and data/records processing and maintenance. Minimum five years
office management experience.
See complete descriptions thru www.hardeecountv.net, with
applications to HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873
Ph.(863)773-2161, Fax-2154.
Selected, within six months must relocate to or reside in Hardee
County. Position is open until filled. EOE-F/M/V
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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. $10,000. $164,900.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
2 i OcNl osliRAGBTvoo fbhE N D I N G
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!
STops SBror Vanette See, Realtor Associatel
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cI3:29c





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FOR HOUSES



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Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



BILL STATON

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6 COWS, 1 BULL, black, buttheaded,
gentle. 773-0718. 3:29p


MOBILE HOME STEPS, 4'x4', plat-
form, 28" high, angle iron construc-
tion. 735-1105. 3:29p
BOYS JEANS and shirts, size 6-7, $5 a
set, Polo, Southpole, Timberland, etc.
735-8346. 3:29p
5 TON CENTRAL AC for double-wide
mobile home, 2 years old, asking
$750. 735-2415. 3:22tfc


MoieH- me-s
FOR SALE BY OWNER brand new
2007 2 BR/2 bath mobile home on 1/4
ac. lot. Lot included in price. New sep-
tic. Community water. Excellent loca-
tion at Charlie Creek Estates, $65,900.
Call Mark 863-899-1714. 3:29-4:5c
2005 FEMA, 3 BR/1 BA, $14,900, must
sell! Set-up not included. 863-375-
3113. 3:29p
MOBILE HOME, furnished, must
move, $10,000. 773-4448. 3:29-4:5p
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


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



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 c13:22-4:5c

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HELP WANTED: Rapidly


growing


Christian based childcare center is seeking
instructors. Background check, finger-
printing, drug screening and references


required. Apply in person only,
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo Springs.


2915

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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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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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HELP WANTED
CUSTODIAN ($8.59 $11.84)
Wanted for the Hardee County Buildings & Grounds
Department. Knowledge of the materials, methods and
equipment typically used in janitorial work. Ability to under-
stand and follow simple oral/written instructions; sufficient
physical strength and agility to perform a variety of moder-
ately heavy custodial tasks in the care and limited mainte-
nance of buildings and grounds.

Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:
(863) 773- 2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Open until 5:00 p.m.,
April 6, 2007. EOE-F/M/V c3:29c



CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
f_ 3 20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2 12 Pitch)


1 Roll-up Door.
2 Gable Vents, $
4" Concrete Slab t$ 9


984


25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2 12 Pitchi
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door
1 Window, 2 Gable Venls,
4" Concrete Slab $15,096

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up D.Dors 1 Entry Door
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $20,295
* Meets 120 mph *nid Lad META SYSTEMS I
Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length METALSYSTEMSPLUS, LLC
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
-Florida Owned & Operated 877-951-2300,
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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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PREVATT FARMS OPEN for u-pick
strawberries, 8-4, 4 qts/$1. Bring con-
tainers. Closed Sunday and Monday.
North on Highway 39 west on 674 to
west end of Grange Hall Loop Rd.,
south, 1/2 mile on right, Wimauma.
813-634-1162. 3:29-4:5c
FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,.
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc


2 BR/1 B COMPLETELY REMODELED
from top to bottom, sits on 2 lots in
Zolfo. Call for an appointment 735-
1537 leave a message. $105,000.
3:29tfc
FOR SALE BY OWNER brand new
2007 2 BR/2 bath mobile home on 1/4
ac. lot. Lot included in price. New sep-
tic. Community water. Excellent loca-
tion at Charlie Creek Estates, $65,900.
Call Mark 863-899-1714. 3:29-4:5c
QUAINT HOME 2BR/1 Bath, great con.
edition, A/C, carpet, good neighbor
hood, $76,900 OBO. 863-453-9584.
3:15-4:121
COMMERCIAL LOT located ir
Wauchula,.Iot 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, pavec
road frontage. 863-781-1469 863
735-1668. 3:1-29F


5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $59,900 reduced $46,900.
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.







REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $125,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
er! $324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins.
Fine producer with creekfront $625,000. Call David @
863-557-0082.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND
863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate. com


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BUY HERE! PAY HERE!

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


Dan Hill


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4441

For the
best dals in ,
Hardee County, t.
all year
'round! iT
Jimmy Hill


Towing Service


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


781-3091
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My Florida
Landscape
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102

Summer is on the way! j
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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ICue Birge (863) 781-353D


COUNTRY, COUNTRY! 10 Acres ... Top of the line Manufactured Home
(Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry acres. Over 3000' ft
including screened porches, ingiound heated pool, updated kitchen with
breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All this for $284,900.
67 AC Can be broken down creatively to a homesite. Beautiful woods and
pasture. Fenced and cross fenced. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best Western
and Projected growth area. ACCESS TO PEACE RIVER $15,000 per ac.
WHAT A BEAUTY! Nice 4BR/2.5 BA Colonial CB Home. 2596' under air
sitting on 2.3 wooded acres. Custom built. Granite counter tops, crown
moulding on 10' ceilings through out. Back yard fenced $389,900.
LOOKING FOR SPACE? 10 acres on CR665 Paved County Road. 1982
MH in good condition. Large 40x60 and 24x40 Metal warehouses. Storage
for Cars, Boats, equipment etc. Fenced for cattle, wildlife plentiful.
$289,900.


2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $48,500.


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Classifieds


1983 FIFTH WHEEL trailer, good con-
dition, very clean, $2,500. 773-6303.
3:29-4:5p



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. 3:29p
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


FOR RENT very nice one B/R apt.,
completely furnished, shared washer
and dryer, central A/C and heat, sat.
TV available. Prefer one person. No
pets. References required. $625
month plus $300 security deposit.
Includes utilities. 863-375-4424.
3:29p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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Income Tax
Fax Service
Translation of Documents
Immigration Services
Notary Public
501 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
c13:15-29p Tel: 863-767-1362 Fax: 863-767-1296 Tel: 863-767-0706





S FNGI SEW ICE 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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1 B /1 B STUDIO, living room, kitchen,
$500 & $250 dep. Utilities not includ-
ed. No pets. 781-3712. 3:29p
FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 B APART-
MENT, 719 Wannamaker Ave., Ft.
Meade. $750 month, electric and
cable included. Call Sheila 863-285-
7203 or 863-781-3039. 3:29c
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc


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


Lonestar
C=Os tioC So-~-


General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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




GILLIAIS FILL DIRT INC.
OaeoShell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


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


Rock


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olfo Springs

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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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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Lovei9at sts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up, ,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North rSebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot c4:20tfc


L AMBER R
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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

Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627


Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate


781-1186
773-0575


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


AWESOME & THEN SOME
4 bedroom, 2 bath home, located within 1 mile of
Wauchula city limits. Open floor plan with cathedral
ceilings, ceramic tile, sun porch, fireplace, two car car-
port and workshop on 2.5 acres. $298,900.
PRICED TO SELL! Overcome the obstacles with this
Priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home. Only
$45,000!
JUST ON THE MARKET
Larger home in nice neighborhood with 4 Bedroom, 4
Bath with 2 Car Carport. This home in Wauchula is CB &
Stucco Construction with carpet and tile flooring. Only
$175,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. This 5-acre tract is the
perfect place for horses or recreational purposes. Great
place to relocate your mobile home and family! Owner
motivated to sell! Make an offer.
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.
$179,500.
PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERYBODY
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 BED-
ROOM 1 BATH APARTMENT, VERY CONVENIENTLY
LOCATED ON 1.8 ACRES ONLY $198,500.


INVEST IN 2007.
Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on Maude Road.
Raise cattle, horses or build your own dream home in this
quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
READY TO MOVE IN
This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with, screened
porch, carport, and shed. Also included is a stove, refrig-
erator, microwave & a new washer and dryer. ONLY
$58,000.
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.
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
tile flooring. Listed Price: $195,000
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE IN BOWLING GREEN ZONED
COMMERCIAL $25,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
COUNTRY ROAD LIVING. On CR 665 This beautiful high and dry 5 AC is the perfect sight for mobile
home or build Your dream home. $75,000.
EASY ON THE POCKET!
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot located in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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Reserve Now! Sununer Vacati i-Mb-Jfitin.cpbin, sleeps 4-5. Br son City. NC
NEW LISTING 20-acs i(J S 400,000-..
NEW LISTING Larg-. Beetiul hardwood floors with
mother-in-law apt n i n .' .-7'-. ,
NEW LISTING--86 ai H -Ftp 6e. cross fm Little C. press. 1I 3M
NEW LISTING--Briarsood, 4/3, 1niextrasl .ac. lot, $359.000.
Commercial 4 Lots HiL 17 -$,2,000 Boi mi Green.
5 ac. wooded. pa\ed road.'close `. I';60' 3 20 l000 per ac.
75 ac w/ 55 ac. cilrus: rmcrojeit ~artncommiited. $S50.000.




S. S S^^"^


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


Delois Johnson
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 carpet
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 locat-
ed in very convenient area; lot is approx. one acre and
fenced; new stove, water heater and roof! $69,500
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
IN IMMACULATE CONDITION! 3B/2Bth home built
in 1990, situated on 5 acres in an excellent area, modern
kitchen, tiled floors, 24x36 concrete floored workshop!
$359,900
PRICE REDUCED! PERFECT FOR WINTER VISI-
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW
Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$78,000
Gorgeous lot in Briarwood Estates; one-half acre, deed
restricted area; perfect for your new home. $42,000
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
frontage and excellent location. $125,000
JUST RIGHT FOR BUILDING! 5 secluded acres;
some citrus trees; this tract would make a nice place for
mobile home or house. $125,000
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land; nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000
5 secluded acres, scattered oaks, fenced pasture.
$10,000 per acre
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
JUST REDUCED! 14.74 acre tract located just outside
of town; large pond and 4" well located on property.
$215,000 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


IMMACULATE HOME IN FAMILY NEIGH-
BORHOOD! 3B/2Bth, C/B home built in
2000; spacious and modern; plenty of storage;
automatic lawn sprinklers. Make your
appointment today! $175,000

CONVENIENT LOCATION! Walk to school and
shopping 4B/2.5Bths; new tile in kitchen, hardwood
floors, new roof and fenced back yard; lot size
45'x145'; plenty of space to enjoy! $147,000
JUST LISTED AND READY FOR NEW OWNER!
Excellent location for this 3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home
and 5 acres; newly updated kitchen; property is fenced
and cross fenced ready for your horses or other live-
stock. $239,000
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


OPPORTUNITY


DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


SERVICE YOU


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


CAN COUNT ON


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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Homes For Sale

* 1220 Stenstrom Brand new executive
home. 3BR/2B, tons of extras.
* 311 Carlton St. 3BR/1 B concrete block.
* 2904 Golfview 4BR/2B newly remod-
eled.1 acre lot. $134,900.
* Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park -
3BR/2B. $59,900.
* 417 N. 9th Ave. 5BR/2B


Carol's Realty

(863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-2769
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WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk cars TTENTIONI State Statutes 489-119
old tractors. We pick up. Crooms 773- Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
0637 or 1-800-773-0803. 3:8tfc County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
SAVE FROM 25% to 80% on dental'%.Paragraph D require all ads for any
services includes free prescription, 'donstruction-related service to carry
vision and chiropractic plans call for a the contractor's license number.
free brochure. 863-299-9289, www.- dh
mvbenfitsplus.com/Lcastillo. 3:1-29p ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof


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


overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:29p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE Licensed,
insured, free estimates, commercial,
residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p


Immediate opening for Scholarshlip 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(Oelcfloridasheartland.org
EOE, pre-employment drug screen.
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PARKER FILL i)IRT


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Shell Clay Top Soil*
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Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm


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IN C., REALTORS S
S (863) 773-2128

|1 1REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H..O'NEAL
Kenny Sanders
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
5 acs. of native, wooded land is near Ready for your new home! Three
the Peace River and has deeded 5 acre tracts in western Hardee
access to the river. $90,000! Co. Asking $100,000 each! Make
Two-story 5 BR, 3.5 B, 2460 SF your offer today. Owners moti-
home on 10 ac. with pasture, woods vated!
& pond. A 4-stall, 30'x50' building T t Fie
also included. $475,000! Near Ten 5-6 ac tracts. Friendship
Manatee County! area of Hardee Co. Owner financ-
ing. Some deed restrictions.
Country living! New 2005 Fleetwood $125,000 each!
MH with 3 BR, 2 baths, 924 SF on
large 1.25 ac. Detached carport, well PRICE REDUCED! Attractive 4
and septic. $125,900! BR, 2.5 bath home with 3,152 SF
OWNERS MOTIVATED! Com- on 1 ac. in Golfview. Gas
pletely remodeled, 3 BR, 1 bath, fireplace, central vacuum, dual
frame home on North 9th Ave in A/C units, in ground pool,iutility
Wauchula. $119,000! shed. $329,000!
RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful, 4 BR, 2 bath Fleetwood 2000 MH
wooded 52 ac. tract in SW Hardee i
Co has easy access with dble road e
frontage. $780,000! shoer, IPet.
PRICE REDUCED! HOMESITES Some appliances included.
OR INVESTMENT! Four residential Located on 0.413 acs in Bowling
lots in Indian Lake Estates. Green. $95,000!
Three of them are 100x218 ft, listed
for $22,000 each. One is 200x218 ft,
listed for $46,000! Golf course, com-
munity center, and shops!

RFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS......781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.......-.....781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON.......832-0130
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SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 3:29-4:26p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING. Call
Martin@ 781-3141. 3:8-4:5p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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JIM'S LAWN SERVICE, cleaning bed,
trimming hedges and trees, handy-
man. 863-767-0439. 3:9-4:26nc
TREE, BOBCAT, CRANE and sawmill
services. 773-4478. 3:29-4:26p
JIM'S PAINTING house and mobile.
home repair, interior and exterior,
licensed and insured, free estimates.
767-9650. 3:15-4:12p
LAWN SERVICE Quality work, com-
mercial/residential, lic. & ins., also
landscaping and yard clean-ups. 863-
873-9696. 3:15-4:12p
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc


Della Terra Farms located at 2827 State
Road 64 West, Wauchula, FL has a position
opening in Data Entry. Must have basic Word
and Excel knowledge. Must be self-motivated
and have excellent communication skills. Base
salary will be $8.50-$10.00/hr based on experi-
ence. Please fax resume to 863-735-0355
Attention Samantha Edwards.
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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
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Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


120 Hogan St.
Wauchula, FL
'Behind Panda Restaurant)


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
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SA&R

Tree Trimming
Pressure Washing
Dependable
Licensed & Insured
Owner Chris Altieri Owner Lyle Rickett
(863) 781-2869 (863) 832-2082
(863) 307-4816 (863) 735-0608
Free Estimates
Bucket Truck Work
3:15-4:26p


JIM SEE REALTY, INC
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


PRICE REDUCED!
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 $285,000!
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.
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
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile. Annexed and rezoned to
single family with Developers Agreement. $20,000 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. Valencias sold for $2.50/lb. $4,900,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


SBen Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017-.
(863)781-1396
(863)781-2345
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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
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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WANTED 2 GOOD METAL DRUMS

with lids. Will buy. 375-4845. 3:29p


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SAT. 624 KIELLA RD., west on
Louisiana. Big family sale. Child
clothes, toys, crafts, dishes, bed,'
tables, lots of SW collectables, much,
much morel 3:29p
FRI. SAT., 8-dark, 4-family. Take 64,
East Main go to Cracker Lane, turn
left then go to Seminole Trail. Too
much stuff to list. 3:29p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 a.m.-?, 5120
Minor Ave. at Tangerine, BG, 2-family.
3:29p
647 CYPRESS ST., Wauchula. Rain or
shine. Camp table, lawn furniture,
small tables, lots of this & that. Fri. &
Sat. 3:29p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7 a.m. 12 p.m.,
507 East Bay St. Clothes & misc.
3:29p
SATURDAY, 8-12, big yard sale for
Relay for Life at Bowling Green
Elementary at the bus loop on Bryan
Street Avenue, Bowling Green. 3:29c


MOVING SALE Stove, frig., furniture,
lots of misc. Sat., 9-2, 1850 Heard
Bridge Rd., Little Charlie Creek RV
Park, Lot 274 & 275. 3:29p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 305 N. 8th Avenue,
Wauchula. Entertainment center, TV,
lamps, shoe rack, clothes and shoes
of all sizes. Lots of misc. Something
for everyone! 3:29c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-2, 705 Ken-
tucky Street, Wauchula. Lots of misc.
3:29p
HWY 64 W., 3181 Edwards Peace Dr.,
8-1, everything cheap, Saturday.
3:29p
REDECORATING SALE Two dining
tables, TV- stand, ironbed, lots of
cows, pigs, chickens, angels, video
games, tools, clothes, lots of yard
ornaments, Saturday, 8-?, 1953 Heard
bridge Rd. 3:29p


, .AT, 8-?, 614 EAST SAUNDERS ST.,
Wauchula. Clothes, tapes, cassettes.
3:29p


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

*** J601.31 of TBWEi ***

Golfview 3BR/2.5BA with over 2,600 sq. ft. under roof -
Central air and heat One acre Well and septic system -
save on utilities Country living at it's best. $245,000

Why Pay Rent?? Today with the Beautiful Home .With Acreage-
100% financing options it's easier 3BR/2BA CB home with approxi-
to own than rent-All you need is mately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
good credit and employment-Let and a 2 car garage. Located just
us help you get out of renting and West of Wauchula on 10 acres.
SNew roof, new insulation, new stuc-
into owning! co and fresh paint. Look at it today.
Doublewide MH in Wauchula Hills Price $449,000 MLS 179381
-4BR/2BA $96,000 2 CB homes on Will Duke Road-
Price Reduced! Paradise on the Live in or buy for investment. Each
18th Hole!!-Come enjoy this $125,000
2BR/2BA M/H in the Brookside New homes in Bowling Green-
Bluff 55+ community on a double Take your choice-100% financing
landscaped lot. There are various available.
types of recreation available. The Brand New Home-This gorgeous
Brookside Bluff is adjacent to "The 3BR/2BA with approx. 1,645 sq.
ft. in Bowling Green. Call today for
Bluffs" golf course. Call for Details. o $ o.
your personal tour. $158,000.
$67,500 3BR/2BA MH in Charley Creek-
4BR/3BA CB home-Well main- Close to Avon Park and Highlands
trained located in Ft. Green area on County. $80,000
62. 1.38 acres-Must see if you Acreage available-5-10 acre tracts
need 4 bedrooms and extra space. for sale;
$249,000 Several commercial locations.
8 Lots 3BR/2BA CBhome in 10 acres and 3BR CB home just
Bowling Green. Could be an extra listed. Property close to city limits
lot-Beautiful yard. $142,000 of Wauchula-fenced with out-
buildings $239,000

Protect your credit Make your payments on time If you
run into trouble Sell or make other arrangements before you
damage your valuable credit. We Can help.

*To look at our properties go to our website at www.floresrealty.net
*n trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
S Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
OU,,?S, 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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SPRING CLEANING TIME 4 families
lots of great bargains cheap! 3951
Murray Road,. Bowling Green behind
Church of God off Highway 17. Friday
7-2 and Sat. 7-3. 3:29p
SATURDAY ONLY! Multi-family, 419 N.
9th Ave.; Wauchula. Nice clothes, twin
mattress set, metal frame futon, solid
wood doors, patio table, dining table
and much, much more. Everything
must go. 3:29p
,MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE: Saturday,
8-1, Corner of--Carlton .Street &
Downing Circle, Wauchula. Furniture,
kitchen items, clothing. 3:29p
SATURDAY ONLY! Parking lot sale at
Edna's Place, $1 bag clothes; refriger-
ators & washers, $100 each; screened
rooms; luggage; beach chairs; more!
3:29c
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH.
annual yard sale. Saturday, March 31,
7:30-nOb(; Corner of Stenstrom and
Altman Roads. Something for every-
one priced to sell. 3:22-29p
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'


CALLING ALL LPNs!!
Do you want to truly make a differ-
ence in the lives of your patients?
Come explore the rewards you
can achieve in your career by
becoming a Hospice Nurse!
LifePath Hospice & Palliative Care
is seeking experienced LPNs in
our Continuous Care department
to provide one-on-one care in
patients' homes. Duties will
include central venous line
site assessment and flushing,
patient positioning/body align-
ment, dressing & cap change,
medication administration, patient
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and wound care. 8,12 and 16-hour
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Clean driving record and reliable
transportation required. One year
inpatient experience in a hospital
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PTO, mileage reimbursement,
401k program and much more!
Interested candidates, may
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or fax resume to 813-873-7695.
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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 29, 2007

JV Pocket Win, Tie


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In its only pair of games in the
last 10 days, the Hardee Junior.
Varsity Wildcats won over Bartow
and tied with the Washington,
D.C.-based St. Albans 5-5 when-
time ran out.
The young 'Cats are on the road
this week, traveling to DeSoto on
Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game and
going to Sebring tomorrow (Fri-.
day) for the 4 p.m. early game
before the varsity squads tangle at 7
p.m.
The season ends with a trio of
games. Hardee hosts Lake Placid
on April 2 and goes to Bartow for a
rematch on April 5. The season
finale is April 10 at Palmetto. All

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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these games are at 6 p.m.
Hardee hosted Bartow on April
15, winning 6-3. Conner Davis
opened on the mound and was
relieved by Dustin Maddox in the
sixth and David Richardson in the
seventh.
Bartow plated all its runs in the
top of the first on a pair of walks
and two singles before Davis set-
tled down. He retired the junior
Jackets in the second on three
straight batters and kept them off
balance afterwards. Maddox struck
out one and induced a pair of fly-
outs in the sixth and Richardson
left two aboard when he finished
off the seventh inning.
For Hardee, it was intermittent
scoring. Tony Martinez drew an
opening walk, went to second on a
Michael Dixon sacrifice and raced
home on an error on a Josh Rodgers
hit. Dalton Farr and Adam Cart-
wright were stranded in the second
inning.
Hardee tied the score 3-3 with a
pair of tallies in the home half of
the third inning. Dixon singled to
right field and went to second on a
pitcher's error. Marcus Chancey
singled. Both came home on a long
single by Farr.
Hardee went ahead in the fourth
inning, when Martinez was safe on


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773-4478
Complete Tree Service
'. Bobcat Service
Crane Service
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Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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an error. Dixon drew a walk and
Rodgers singled. It was 4-3.
The junior 'Cats added a pair of
insurance runs in the bottom of the
sixth. Conner Davis led off with a
double. Pinch-hitter Kendall Mink
singled and another pinch-hitter
Charlie Powell followed suit. The
first two batters came home before
the third out.
The March 20 game against the
junior team from the nation's capi-
tal was a similar game. Neither
team scored early, both stranding
runners until the fourth inning.
In the top of the fourth, St.
Albans plated four runs on a com-
bination of an error, five hits and a
walk, taking a 4-0 lead.
Hardee picked up one run in the
fourth. Tyler Cobb drew a walk,
advanced on a Chancey hit and
scored on an error on a Cartwright
hit.
St. Albans got that run back in
the top of the fifth on a walk, hit



Registration

Opens Soon

At SFCC
It's not too early to register for
the summer and fall terms at South
Florida Community College.
Students currently enrolled, along
with new and returning students,
may register for both terms on the
following dates:
April 1 priority registration
for continuing students;
April 15 open registration
for all new, returning and transient
students, as well as other students
taking classes but not seeking a
degree.
The SFCC registration depart-
ment will accept walk-in registra-
tions Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and
Friday until 4 p.m.


$139,000


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

781-1062
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Women &' I a


On

Weights
Work with our personal trainer, Jessica Spas in
a small group setting to accomplish the
increase of bone density by learning how to use
free-weights. Class is held on fitness floor.
Tuesday and Thursday 11AM-12PM
Max of 6 women per class
$50 per 4 week session



Hardee County YMCA .
Forecast shows
showers of savings
for April 2nd 14th.

Come join us '. H
and save We
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$50.00 join fee! ,""'
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Hardee County Family YMCA
610 Orange St., Wauchula
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April 17th is
healthy Kids bay!
will be taking a trip
wn memory lane and
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Please call us at
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and error. Hardee gained one back
in the bottom of the fifth. Carson
Davis opened with a double and
worked his way home on consecu-
tive sacrifices. It was 5-2.
Shutting St. Albans down,
Hardee picked up three runs in the
seventh inning to tie the game.
Carson Davis walked, With one
away, Farr was safe on an error at
first base. Rodgers was hit by a
pitch but was out on a fielder's
choice by Cobb. Davis, Farr and
Cobb came home in the aftermath,
aided by a Tyler Robertson hit.
When neither team scored in the
eighth inning, the game was called
on time to allow the varsity game to
get underway nearly on time.

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 N


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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*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Commercial property in Punta Gorda, approximately 35,000 SF.
US Hwy 17 frontage, commercial corridor. $895,000.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & 10th. $82,500
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*MH in Charlie Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
Frank Vasquez BrokerAssociate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate 863.245.2972


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Penny Johnson, a Hardee County
resident, will be hosting her own
television talk show in May.
"This is a dream come true," says
Johnson. The show will air on
Channel 27, targeting the North
Florida area, and will available to
1.5 million viewers. The show will
also be posted for the world to
watch weekly on her Web site.
"This all started back in 2003
while I pastored a church in
Bowling Green, The Victory Praise
Center," says Johnson. "On Jan. 9,
2003, I started my duties as pastor
for the first time. I was only at this
church for four months. While
there, I invited Marsha Yarbrough
from Jacksonville to come and
speak. I had no idea that this was a
divine appointment and this speak-
er would change the direction of
my life."
Yarbrough has worked at TBN in


Jacksonville for 14 years as the
"Praise the Lord" coordinator, and
after coming to Hardee County she
contacted Johnson and invited her
to be on her show. In October 2003
Johnson was interviewed live on
the "Praise the Lord" show. She
shared with millions her desire to
reach the lost.
"Marsha is a simple woman with
a giving heart who carries a special
anointing form the Lord," says
Johnson. "We have developed a
bond with one another and have
continued to stay in touch. Last fall
she contacted me by e-mail and
asked me to be praying about tele-
vision ministry. I didn't think it was
something that would ever be pos-
sible for me to do."
"God has told me to start my own
network and to call it. Harvest
Workers Network. It will be out of


the box, and will reach the
unchurched. It will be bigger, better
and nationwide," says Yarbrough.
On Jan. 27, Johnson along with
her husband Donnie and Marnie
Flowers traveled to Orlando to talk
in person with Yarbrough, who is
the president of the network, and
her son, Ricky Yarbrough, who is
the vice president. During this
meeting the cost of the show was
discussed, along with filming pos-
sibilities. "I knew in my heart that I
wanted to do a Christian talk
show," says Johnson. "When I
prayed about the name, I felt the
Lord wanting me to just keep it
real."
The show will be filmed here in
Hardee County and will be called
"Keeping It Real, With Penny.: It
will consist of real-life stories,
interviews, singing and preaching.


"I feel this will not only allow me
to minister the gospel to millions
but will also be a great opportunity
for many in our county to be
heard," Johnson says.
On Feb. 27, Johnson traveled to
Jacksonville to a pastors' luncheon
at the Friday Musical Theater,
where everything was discussed in
depth and Johnson was able to pick
her show time. The show will begin
in May and will come on at 10 a.m.
Monday.
"I know that this is a door that
the Lord has opened and I gladly
walk through it in faith. But, the
cost of doing something like this is
greater than I can afford. I need my
community to get behind me and
back me up. I'm asking for anyone
who would like to sponsor the
show to send their donation to Soul
Harvest Ministries, P.O. Box 2604,
Wauchula, Florida. Make checks
payable to Soul Harvest Media
Account. I can't do this without
you," she says. "I need your help to
make this happen."
Also, commercials are being sold
during her show. Anyone interested
in purchasing air time for a com-
mercial can contact her at 773-4994
or at penny5@earthlink.net, put
"Keeping It Real" in the subject
line. Sponsors will acknowledged
at the end of the show.


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Help Me Please
Help me, please, I need someone
To save me from what I have done.
Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned;
Can't run no more, I've reached my end.
I'm losing my mind, sitting here in jail
Save me, Lord, from going to Hell.
I'm on my knees, pleading for my life;
I know I'm a mess, please make me right.
With an open heart, I close my eyes;
I trust you, Lord, to save my life.
Free me from this curse called sin;
Help me lift my head again.

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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1..1:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion 11:00 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 ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......................6:00 p.m

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

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

SWAUCHULA

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

CHURCH O CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave: & Oraige St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................... 1:00 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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WAUCHULA

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

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

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Munliing Worsh;p ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Woiship ... .............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
STHE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentlerustal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...,;. ..........1.0:00 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. Sununit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
. Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo.............. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................... 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening .............,....7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
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WAUCHULA

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

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CIIURCII
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"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hy. 17 South, l\auchula
Sunday:School 10:00 a.n.
Morning Worship .................... I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...............7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy;Dpys

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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 & F.T.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. ........... II a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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


When his health began to fail,
an Easterner decided to go West.
He asked an old man in a small
town in Arizona, "What's the
death rate around here?"
"Same as back East,". he
answered. "One to a person."
That ratio never changes.
Despite our science and skill,
nothing has altered the fact: one
death for every person.
But death to a believer is
delightful, not dreadful; gain, not
loss. It's leaving of this earth for a
home where there's no sickness,
no sorrow, no sin.
St. Paul said, "To me to live is
Christ, to die is gain."


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Isn't it wonderful when
spring returns to melt the
sharp edges of winter with
her warm rays? The soft
billowing clouds are beautiful
in the sapphire sky; colorful
bulbs poke their blooms up
through the thawed soil; the
first robins build nests to
cushion their eggs.
Yes, spring provides a soft
touch after a long winter.
We read in the Song of
Solomon 2:11, "See! The
winter is past...flowers
appear on the earth; the
season of singing has
come...."
Just as the warmth of
spring brings out the robins
to build nests to protect their
eggs, God is there to protect
and care for us. How
soothing to enjoy the warmth
of His love after the storms of


PRINERS*PUBLSHER


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Copyrght 2007, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P. O. Box 8187, Chadotlesville, VA 22906, www.kwnews.com


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March 29, 2007, The IHerald-Advocate 3C


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNAGIN
The varsity and junior varsity members of the Academic Team proudly show off their trophy. They
are: (front row, from left) T.J. Bergens, Lee Cortez, Efren Campos, Robert Manley; (back row)
Jared Arnold, Blake Stagg, Zakk McClellan and Coach Peggy Saddler.

A-Team Takes Third Place


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Senior High School
Academic Team took third place at
the Rickards Invitational Tourna-
ment March 16 and 17 in
Tallahassee.
With three players in the top 10
individual scorers and a winning
record, Coach Peggy Saddler is
extremely pleased. Hardee A took
third in the varsity bracket and
Hardee B took fourth in the junior
varsity bracket.
Senior Kane Cortez placed sixth
individually with an average of 43
points per game, junior Zakk
McClellan took eighth with 37 and
senior captain Blake Stagg came in
10th with 33.
Hardee's A-Team had more play-
ers in the top 10 than any other
team. "Each of the other teams had
only one high scorer, but everyone
that played on our team really
played a part, as their scores show,"
Saddler said.
The team's record stood at 4-2 in
the regular rounds and then 2-1 in
the playoff bracket.
: Once again the Academic Team
alid not play any schools in its own
l'ivision; each team was from. a
larger one. "Every team we played


either came from a bigger division,
private school or International
Baccalaureate school," said
Saddler.
The Hardee team took down
Niceville A, a school which usually
produces one of the top teams in
the state; a team from Cairo, Ga., a
region with an unusually high aca-
demic record; and Vero Beach B.
In the regular rounds the
Wildcats lost to Vero Beach A and
C, teams from the division above
Hardee.
The match with Vero A came
down to the wire, with the teams
tied at the last toss-up question.
Vero came out on top, snagging the
last question.
"When we got to the finals we
lost one match to Florida High
School, which is a lab school in
Tallahassee," said Saddler.
In addition to placing third over-
all, the team set a new personal
record at the competition. The
Wildcat four trounced Vero Beach
B 515 to 30, the combined points
usually never reach past 450.
"What we have now are well
rounded-players that mesh well.
We do not have one star player, we
have an outstanding team," said a
proud Saddler.


Each of the players has his own
specialty areas, but tends to overlap
into someone else's.
McClellan leans toward literature
and music, while Stagg specializes
in math, science and American his-'
tory. These two blend well with
senior Jared Arnold whose areas
include social studies, arts and
humanities. Cortez simply has a
smattering of areas, and can help
any of his teammates.
The junior varsity team is also
showing promise with up and com-
ing sophomores Ephran Campos
and T.J. Bergens.
"Our younger players gained
valuable knowledge from this com-
petition. For some of them it was
their first, and now they know what
will be expected of them," said
assistant coach Peter Preston.
Missing from the competition
was senior Bryan Wilson, due to an
extended illness, and juniors Jake
Barone and Josh Smith.
"As long as we can continue to
work together against these bigger
teams in the larger divisions, we
will continue to do well at the state
competition in April," said Saddler.

Don't imitate. Initiate.
-B.C. Forbes


Camp Meeting


With Guest Speaker

Dr. Tommy Green
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Brandon


Music By
David Shenning
Minister of Music
First Baptist Church
Brandon
Sunday Night
FBC Brandon
80 Voice Choir


March 30-31st

7:00pm


April 1st

ll:00am & 6:00pm


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COURTESY PHOTO
St. Patrick's Day street party on Mountain Laurel on March 17.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


It doesn't seem that the end of
our winter season in Florida is
drawing to a close. Some earlybirds
have already left and others are get-
ting ready to leave. If you want to
keep up on your winter neighbors
during the summer months, don't
forget to leave me your Northern e-
mail address. Also, for those whose
e-mail addresses I have, please let
me know if you have changed it.
BINGO
Bob Beckley and Kay McKnight
split the paper special on March 16.
On March 19, five people split the
paper special: Bernice English,
Beecher Dale, Judy McBride, Ken
Bolin and Anne Defreitas. All four
of the Bolin family won Monday
night and, Don Plumley, the magic
touch did not rub off on you.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on March 21 were Bill
and Diane Burget, Don and Jeri
Plumley, Stew and Diane Blair and
Carl and Maxine Stromme. Jerry
Lauer led the U.S. Pledge, Sylvia
Baker led the Canadian Pledge and
Don Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Dewey and
Nancy Morrison, Joe and Flo
Leverone, Harold and Betty
Johnson and Lot 323.
PRAYERS
Ted Defouw is in the hospital
and the doctors say he did not have
a stroke. Lynne says Ted should
recover in about six weeks. Jack
Elofson says that Bert is recovering


also. Linda Lockett has returned to
Canada for her radiation. Annie
Wilkison is recovering from her
surgery in Wauchula. Please keep
all these people in your prayers,
plus Bob Jones, Milt Miller and Ev
McNeil. I am sure they would all
appreciate cards as they recover
from their various surgeries and ill-
nesses.
ST. PATRICK'S
STREET PARTY
The St. Patrick's street party was
held on Mountain Laurel on March
17. There were around 100 people
in attendance for the potluck and to
listen to the music. The weather
cooperated, and music and the food
were great.. Band members from
Crystal Lake were Cal O'Gadsby,
Betty O'Ackermann, Bud O'Gor-


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ski, Jorge O'Gorgas, plus several
other invited musicians.
CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the greeter
for the 124 residents who attended
church service on March 18. The
service opened with the Rev. Winne
leading the singing of "His Name is
Wonderful." Don Merillat give the
offertory prayer. Lowell Gordon
and Bob Wilday were ushers.
Pianist Wilma Behymer and organ-
ist Jim Bolhouse.played "Search
Me, O God" as the offering was
received. The choir, directed by
Nancy Morrison, sang "What A
Day That Will Be" accompanied by
the pianist.
St. Matthew's Gospel Chapter 5,
the Beautitudes and verse 20, were
referenced for the sermon titled
"Righteousness." Hymns used dur-
ing the service were "Rock of
Ages," "Send the Light' and
"Revive Us Again."
A time of fellowship was
enjoyed following the service. Judy
and Jerry McBride and Flo Smith
served doughnuts, coffee and
orange juice.
SCORES
Men's golf March 15, Net
Points: the winners were Jack
Jacobs, Fred Kessler, Brian
Kavanagh and D. Shepherd.
Ladies golf March 15, Points
Partners: a tie between Mary
Kessler and Donna Gervase and
Nancy Morrison and Maxine
Salefski.
Most of the regular activities are
over for the season.


from the crowd ...

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Welcomes You To


April 6

Good Friday Service 7:00 pm


April 8

Sunday School 9:45 am

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Morning Worship 11: 00 am

Childcare provided.

There Will Be No Evening Service.


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SCHOOL SUPPORT


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COURTESY PHOTO
Fred Salmon (left) of Mosaic's Four Corners Mine presents $700 to Sonja Bennett, principal at
North Wauchula Elementary School, along with Dennis Jones, superintendent of schools.
Mosaic's Four Corners Mine is the business partner for NWES under the Hardee Education
Committee, which was formed this past fall. Spearheaded by Salmon, Jama Abbott of PhosChem,
Superintendent Jones and Mary Ann Harrell of Mosaic, the committee has matched each school
in Hardee County with a business partner to assist with projects, mentoring, volunteers and
fundraising. To date, Mosaic Four Corners has raised $1,000 to help update classroom libraries.


CAT IN THE HAT


COURTESY PHOTO
The Cat in the Hat of Dr. Seuss fame made an appearance at Bowling Green Elementary School
on March 2. Pammy Jo Roberts kindergarten class hosted Cat in the Hat, also known as Gina
Neuhofer, in honor of the week-long study of Dr. Seuss books. During the week, the class read
many Dr. Seuss books and ate snacks which corresponded with the stories.


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Buck & Buck I investment Real Estate Inc welcomess
the newest member to the team, Mary J. Tindell.
Mary recently joined the Buck & Buck team as an
active Real Estate Sales Associate for the
Heartland area. Mary is a native of Hardee
County and will be glad to assist anyone in the
home buying or selling experience.

Call (863) 245-2972 today and
put Mary to work for you!
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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 or 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

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PUBLIC NOTICE



As a courtesy for the citizens and businesses in the City of Wauchula, we would like 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 ofa 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 dispose of 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/orsixty (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


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

Si hay una buena raz6n de que used quiere a su niho o nihos para asistir a una
escuela fuera de su zona de la escuela asignada para el proximo aio 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 aprobaciones 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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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS



PAY WAS $1.66 AN HoUR


By JESSICA COCHRAN
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: How old are you?
A: Fifty-six years old.
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: Nov. 25, 1950.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Norristown, Pa.
Q: What was your main goal as a
teenager?
A: Making money.
Q: What is your most precious child-
hood memory? Why?
A: Getting my driver's license, because I
could leave the house whenever I wanted
to. I could also do things without having to
ask someone to take me. I could make my
own choices.
Q: What jobs were available to teens?
A: Paper routes, fast food, gas stations,
car washes and short-order cooks.
Q: What was your job?
A: Short-order cook.
Q: What was the pay back then?
A: $1.66 an hour, plus tips.
Q: When did you get your first vehicle?
A: When I was 16. I bought it myself.
Q: What kind was it?
A: A Ford Falcon.
Q: What color was it?
A: Uh, I think it was green.
Q: How long did you have it for?
A: About three years.
Q: How many sisters and brothers did
you have?
A: Two sisters and one brother.
Q: Did you get along well?
A: Yeah.
Q: Which sibling were you closest to?
A: My brother.
Q: Is he still alive?
A: No.
Q: Which year was your favorite?
Why?
A: 1971, I was 21 years old. Only
because I was legal.
Q: What kind of chores did you have as
a kid?
A: None, my mother was a stay-at-home
mom, so she cooked and cleaned.
Q: What was your favorite grade
school? Why?


A: Um ... oh, I liked sixth grade the best
because I liked the teacher!
Q: Did you enjoy going to school and
learning?
A: I enjoyed learning, but I didn't enjoy
going to school.
Q: What was your form of transporta-
tion to and from school?
A: I walked and rode my bike!
Q: How old were you when you joined
the Army?
A: Eighteen years old.
Q: How long did you serve?
A: Two years.
Q: What was your biggest wound?
A: Wounded by a bomb fragment.
Q: Is there a scar?
A: Yes.
Q: How old were you when you first
got married?
A: Twenty-one, I think.
Q: How old was she?
A: Nineteen.
Q: What was her name?
A: Shawn.
Q: How long were you married before
you got divorced?
A: Three years.
Q: Did you ever remarry?
A: Yes.
Q: What was her name?

(Lookin' Back

A: Leonna.
Q: How long were you married to her?
A: Twenty-one years.
Q: Did you ever marry again?
A: No.
Q: What are some thing you did grow-
ing up that you still enjoy today?
A: Swimming, drinking coffee and riding
my motorcycle.


Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


Letter To The Editor

10 Important Commandments

To Live Your Life By


Dear Editor:
God declares love my Son,
Christ, and follow my command-
ments. If you do not follow my
commandments with hyful heart
you do not love my Son then I don't
know you.
You can sit in church every
Sunday. You can go to Bible study
every week. But if you do not do as
I say I don't know you and I don't
hear you.
And those of you who use to
love me but now you love only
yourself-come back to me. Don't
be fooled by the Liar. I did not
imprison you in salvation. You
have left me of your own accord as
Lucifer did. No one stole you. But I
want you back, ask for forgiveness
and live rightly or go your own way
away from me.
You cannot commit sins and then
confess them and then commit
them again. If you do this you have
never loved me. If this is how you
live I don't know you. I love every
person but only those who love me
and my Son back will prosper in
Heaven. Jn 15:7, Jn 3:22, Math
7:20-27, Jn 3:36, Peter 3:7, Zeph
1:4-6, Psalm 66:18.
1) Follow only the God-
Jehovah. He created all and he gets
to make the rules. He has good
rules for a peaceful, healthy soci-
ety. It's not his fault if you don't
follow the rules and your life is not
joyful.
2) Have no other things before
God. This includes money, clothes,
angels (God created them), self-
image, children or even your
spouse should not come before
your love for God and His words
and promises. Put Him first and
then all else will fall into the place
it belongs.
3) You will not use God's name
carelessly. His name is Holy. We
shouldn't curse with it nor should
we promise with it. It is only for
speaking to and praising God.
4) Keep God's day holy. Take
every day and remember Him. Talk
to Him all day. Know that He sees
you always and everywhere. Your
relationship should be holy and
respectful. But He does ask for one
day a week that belongs only to the
praising of God and in appreciating
the blessings He has given to us.
5) Respect your father and
mother. They take care of you.
They don't have to do all that they


do for you, and you should be
grateful no matter how old you are.
Never live off of them and look for-
ward to the day that you can repay
them the debt you owe.
And for those of you who had
horrible parents make sure you are
a good parent. Not a pushover but
one that actually cares about the
future of your children. If you
repeat the mistakes of your own
parents then your children will feel
they have every right to feel the
same way about you. Break the
cycle of emotional, spiritual, physi-
cal or sexual abuse.
6) Do not kill. To kill is to be a
desrepecter of the life God provides
to us all. We should never think so
highly of ourselves that we believe
our wants, needs or life are above
somebody else's.
7) You will not break your mar-
riage vows. An adulterer is looking
for something they will never find
until they give their heart over to
Christ. He heals all of our insecuri-
ties and dissatisfactions that exist in
us.
8) You will not think that you
deserve something you did not
earn. Animals steal. Humans work
for it and appreciate what they earn
when they get it. Get over your dis-
satisfactions and inferiority com-
plex and lose those friends who
make you feel that way. You don't
need them.
9) Stop gossiping. Whether it's
true or lie. It's horrible how many
"Christians" gossip; horrible fami-
ly-shattering gossip. Gossip is a
"no no" no mater why. It makes the
gossiper miserable and the people
hearing become part of the sin.
Don't let it go any farther than you
and pray for the gossiper. But I
think the meaning for this com-
mandment "thou shalt not bear
false witness" conjures up the cir-
cumstance of telling straight out
lies about somebody in order to
purposely get them in trouble.
Hummm... watch out brothers and
sisters, this is one of those things
that you have to pay for here on;
earth as well as in Heaven.
10) Quit wanting everybody
else's stuff and feeling sorry for
yourself. This usually will cause
you to break several of the other
commandments. The devil tells you
that you need more and look at
what they have but they don't
deserve it you do and how come


your husband is not that good look-
ing? Dissatisfaction causes great
grief in the Christian home and in
ourselves. How many of us barely
see the children God gave us to
raise or the spouse he gave us to
appreciate because we want more
or we think we need to be more?
Trying to keep up with other people
opens up huge cracks fdr the
destroyer to climb into and push
God's sanctioned family apart.
Haven't you ever heard that God
does not want you to be happy in
yourself. That means you made
somebody else miserable. Making
other people or children sad or
upset just for you to be happy does
not correlate with God's love.
Sometimes I think this whole
thing about free will is a little out of
hand, but even I like making my
own decisions, and God doesn't
want anybody who doesn't want
Him.
God wants us to be joyful in Him
and His commandments. These
commandments apply to all people,
from all races, all colors and all
religious and ethnic backgrounds.
You cannot get away from them.
They are there to help, and they
make sense.
Also, for those of you who don't
do a lot of Bible reading your-
selves, there are over a hundred
commandments. Love your neigh-
bor as yourself and forgive to be
forgiven are just two of the many.
These are just the top ten.
They are all for instructions on
how to be satisfied, grateful and
joyful in God. There's no drama in
that. Thank you, Jesus. I've had a
lot to be saved from which makes
me a grateful, thankful child of
God.
Jesus says he loves you just the
way you are, but he loves you too
much to leave you the way you are.
Thank you, Jesus.
Remember you have to apply the
commandments to yourself first
and then help others to understand.
No one is going to be listening
when you won't follow the com-
mandments first.

Renee Faulkner
Wauchula

Art may make a suit of clothes:
but nature must produce a man
-David Hume
Try to put your happiness before
anyone else's, because you may
never have done so in your
entire life, if you really think
about it, if you are really hon-
est with yourself.
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I ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Taco
Hot Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll, Fruit
Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Juice, Birthday Cake,
Ice Cream) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Pineapple Chunks,
Biscuits, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray, Potato
Triangle, Pears, Jell-O, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
SPRING BREAK
S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
'Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Taco
Hot Pocket or Tuna Salad
w/Crackers (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Biscuits, Applesauce,
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
SToast, Pears, Milk


Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun or Mozzarella
Stick (Lettuce &Tomato, Baked
Beans, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Pineapple Chunks,
Biscuits, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Potato Triangles,
Jell-O, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
SPRING BREAK
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed Vege-
tables, Squash, Fruit Snack, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoes,
Broccoli, Macaroni Said, Birthday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Pineapple Chunks, Biscuits,
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni (Toss-
ed Salad, Green Beans, Cucumber
& Tomato Salad, Roll, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Juice, Peaches) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll, Rosy Pear
Dessert, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
SPRING BREAK


WEATHER SUMMARY
Scattered rains eased dry conditions in somrrt-:reas during the week of
March 12-18. Significant rains fell in some north-central Peninsula areas
with Hastings reporting about an inch and a third for the week. A pocket of
land northwest of Lake Okeechobee also received over an inch with Sebring
reporting two and three tenths inches and Kenansville, nearly one and a half
inches falli, The Miami area also reported over one and three quarter
inches for the week. Elsewhere, rain amounts ranged from traces to over
two thirds of an inch. Temperatures warmed with daily temperatures aver-
aging one to four degrees above normal in the major cities. Daytime highs
were in the 70s and 80s while nighttime lows ranged from the 40s to the
60s.
FIELD CROPS
Ground preparation for planting of field crops remained on schedule
since the Panhandle and most of the northern Peninsula received only light
amounts of rain during the week. Although the rain slowed some sugarcane
cutting around Lake Okeechobee, the majority of activity stayed on sched-
ule. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated short to adequate in the Panhandle
and very short to short elsewhere. Subsoil moisture ratings reflected the
recent dry weather with ratings for all areas reportedly very short to short.
A few spots of surplus soil moisture were reported for Jackson County.
Topsoil Subsoil
Rting This Last Last This Last Last
Rating week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 47 40 16 42 29 8
Short 35 32 45 39 37 40
Adequate 17 27 39 18 33 52
Surplus 1 1 0 1 1 0
VEGETABLES
Planting and harvesting remained mostly on schedule in the central and
southern Peninsula. The rains in the Hastings area and northwest of Lake
Okeechobee slowed some potato digging and other vegetable harvesting
with most on schedule. Other vegetables and non-citrus fruit available dur-
ing the week included snap beans, blueberries, cabbage, celery, sweet corn,
cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes,
squash, strawberries and tomatoes.


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LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition is very poor to,.
good. Recent rain helped the winter forage to grow. The limited rainfall has
not been enough to raise stock ponds water levels. In many cases, cattle are
being fed hay to make up for poor pasture. Pasture grass is only two inches-
high, less than half of normal growth. In the central areas, pasture condition
is very poor to good with most in poor condition due to drought and cold.
Pasture grasses beginning spring growth were aided by recent rainfall. In,
the southwest areas, pasture condition is very poor to fair with most in poor
condition. Statewide, cattle condition ranged from very poor to good with
most in poor to fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 35 30
Poor 40 25 35 40
Fair 40 40 25 25
Good 15 25 5 5
Excellent 0 5 0 0
CITRUS
Citrus trees are in full bloom with many beginning to drop their petals
following a week of above average daytime temperatures across the State.
Nighttime temperatures remained cool with most areas dropping down to
the mid-40s. Scattered showers across the State produced rainfall between
two tenths of an inch in Immokalee and over two inches in Sebring. Areas
along the east coast and the southern citrus region are irrigating heavily to
compensate for lack of rainfall. Vigorous hedging and topping programs are
being put into place after harvest. Many groves are currently receiving
applications of pesticides and nematicides. Overall, trees in well-cared-
groves look good, following what has been so far a mild winter season.
Harvest on early and midseason oranges is almost over for the season.
Processors are testing Valencia oranges for maturity levels acceptable to
process large quantities. Grapefruit harvest continues to be picked at strong
levels for both fresh and processing. Tangelos and early tangerines are
almost over with a few thousands boxes harvested each week. Honey tan-
gerine harvesting is still between one and two hundred thousand boxes per',
week with a slight majority harvested as fresh.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Mar 04 1 Mar 11 Mar 18
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 4 8 2
Early and Mid oranges 728 169 101
Valencia 1,099 1,672 3,667
Grapefruit 1,612 1,517 1,515
Sunburst Tangerines 1 2 1
Tangelos 4 12 4
Honey Tangerines 139 168 151


Nokia/Sprint PCS proposes to construct a 199' mono-
pole wireless communications tower located at 7976
Flint Drive Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890. If you have
any concerns of any historic properties that might be
adversely affected by this tower, please write to Doug
Butler, Trileaf Corp., 2700 Westhall Ln., Ste. 200,
Maitland, FL 32751, (407) 660-7840. Please include
the tower location and the location of the historic
resource that you believe might be affected.



Hardee County School Board
School Financial Report Y 2005-06
:Pursuant to Section 1010.215, Flo&jb Statutes, H.ardee
County School Board has prepared school financial reports
for fiscal year 2005-06. The school financial reports are
posted at each school, at the District Office, and at the
School Board web site www.hardee.k12.fl.us. Upon
request, schools will also send a report to parents,
guardians, and community members. 3.29c


2007 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE
COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102 '


Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida


unless otherwise noted


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF April 05th & 1,9th Regular meeting ,
Zoning meeting April 19th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session April 13th at 8:30-a.m.
Public Workshop for EAR-based issues for the Hardee County
Comprehensive Plan April 05th at 6:30 p.m.
Public Workshop for Land Development Regulations April 12th at 6:00
p.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 05th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD :
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF April -'09th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 02nd
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.


HOUSING AUTHORITY ..
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701
Wauchula
MONTH OF April 10th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF April.- No. meeting scheduled.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF April 24th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled. j


LaPlaya Drive,


MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF April 25th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Courty bormmissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public'meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman :290


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DISASTER BUSINESS CONTINUATION and
HUBZONE CERTIFICATION SEMINAR

The Small Business Development Center of the Heartland is
holding a free seminar for business disaster preparedness and
continuation after a disaster, and HUBZone Certification. The
seminar, conducted by Bob Raymond, Certified Business Analyst
of the SBDC, will be held at the Cabin Center, 401 N Sixth Avenue
in Wauchula on March 30, 2007 from 10:00am till noon. .
Why should a small business owner take advantage of this free
seminar?
The answer is twofold:
First, the business disaster preparedness portion of the seminar
will include topics that will assist not only in recovery efforts of
your business, but ideas, thoughts and suggestions on what to
prepare for before the calamity occurs. Did you know that histor-
ically, approximately half of all small businesses go out of busi-
ness when affected by a major disaster?
To help local businesses meet this threat, this portion of the sem-
inar will focus on procedures to use prior to, during and after a
disaster occurs. Not only will valuable information be shared, par-
ticipants will be provided with materials to take with them describ-
ing the content of the session. The participant in this seminar will
leave with a fresh prospective on their ability to recover and pros-
per and ways to make sure they can.
A second reason to attend the seminar is to gain the information
for your business to become certified by the federal government
for a program that provides for federal contracting preferences to
small businesses.
Raymond's presentation will address the Small Business
HUBZone program and provide the information necessary for
you to take advantage of this plan. Moreover, he will describe
how, once your business becomes certified, opportunities will
exist for your business to compete more effectively for govern-
ment contracts. Materials also will be provided for this session.
At this seminar, you and your key employees can learn how to
give your company a competitive advantage when pursuing fed-
eral contracts. You and your staff also can find out how to devel-
op a strategy to prepare for and overcome a catastrophe that
could affect your business continuation.
To register for this seminar or for more information, call Bob
Raymond at 863-385-3672, Extension 240. 3:29c


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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


DEAN MARTIN STILL KING OF COOL
For several days now I've been on a Dean Martin binge. I do that
sometimes, binge on certain singers. After seeing Bobby Goldsboro in con-
cert a few months ago, all I listened to for days was Goldsboro. Then I
switched to Bing Crosby for a while. Then Elvis. Orbison. Buddy Holly.
Bobby Vee. Connie Francis.
Anyway, now it's Dean's turn. I can't seem to get enough of him.
Dean Martin was born Dino Crocetti on June 7, 1917, in Steubenville,
Ohio. He had one older brother, Bill. The Crocetti boys attended
Steubenville Elementary School. Dino played drums in his local Boy Scout
troop.
Dino had his first Holy Communion on May 15, 1927. He took the
name "Paul" as his confirmation middle name on April 30, 1928.
Although it's generally believed that Dino graduated from Steubenville
High, the truth is he quit in the 10th grade. "It was because I thought I was
smarter than my teachers," he admitted later.
He worked as a service-station attendant, a shoe-shine boy, a store
clerk, and in a steel mill. He even put in a decent showing as an amateur
welterweight boxer and prizefighter. Calling himself "Kid Crochet," he
earned $10 a match, but decided it wasn't worth the beatings.
During the Depression, Dino delivered illegal liquor between state
lines. He sold lottery tickets and booked small betting. In gambling estab-
lishments around Steubenville, he became an expert dealer and croupier,
and met many entertainers.
One night in August of 1934, the story goes, Dino's friends pushed him


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin

.o1

HUNTER'S HEAVEN A Fort Meade man has set up shop at 112
W. Orange St. in Wauchula.
Paul Davis, a contractor of 15 years, recently opened "Camo Corner,"
a wholesale and retail distributor of camouflage and uniforms.
Uniforms included are law enforcement, EMT, SWAT, firefighters and
ambulance drivers. He is the only uniform distributor in the county. In addi-
tion to uniforms he also sells law enforcement gear like holsters and belts.
Davis. says that he is the largest camouflage dealer in Central Florida.
,Different patterns that are for sale are: smoky branch, woodland, urban and,
;soon, mossy oak.
"I sell jackets, shorts, skirts, pants, kids clothing, T-shirts and long-
sleeve shirts in all the different styles," Davis said.
He is a certified dealer of Smith & Wesson, Converse Footwear, Bates
:Boots, Boston Leather, Safari Land, Rothco, Bianchi and Uncle Mike.
In addition to all the uniforms and camouflage, Davis has a small gift
business. NASCAR, NFL and Harley-Davidson memorabilia, among other
gifts, can be found.


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up on stage to sing. He was 17.
Soon he was singing at the State Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, with
the Ernie McKay Band. Word got out to Sammy Watkins in Cleveland that
this kid was good. Dino became Sammy's featured vocalist. It was around
this time that Dino Paul Crocetti became Dean Martin.
Martin teamed with Jerry Lewis and the two were a sensation. People
couldn't get enough of them. Every performance was standing room only.
Their stage act led to a movie contract. But after 10 years of being half the
team of "Martin and Lewis," Dean wanted out. The two were growing in
different directions and Dean was feeling like second fiddle. He was getting
tired of all of the projects and demands made upon them as a team, and
wanted to spend more time at home. After 10 years, the most successful
comedy team of all time called it quits.
Soon after the breakup with Lewis, Martin landed a role in "The Young
Lions." His work was referred to as "Magnificent!" "Outstanding!" and
"Superb!"
Over the rest of his career, Dean starred in 35 more movies and made
cameo appearances in many more. But he continued to sing. He never quit
singing. And on Aug. 15, 1964, the Beatles lost control of the charts to him.
The No. 1 song in the nation was Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves
Somebody."
In 1965, "The Dean Martin" show began on NBC. It was one of the
highest rated shows of the 1965-66 season. Dean's contract with NBC was
only for one year, but NBC was so desperate to keep him they made him an
offer he couldn't refuse. His first year contract paid him $40,000 an
episode, but they upped the ante for a three-year contract which gave him
$283,000 an episode, and threw in shares of stock in NBC's parent compa-
ny, RCA. Even by today's standards, Dean holds the record of highest paid
television star. When you calculate the hours it took to earn that much
money, Dean put in about eight a week.

My soon-to-be 15-year-old son, Kyle, knows none of this. In fact,
before yesterday if you'd asked him how he liked Dean Martin, he'd have
said, "Who?"
It was late Sunday afternoon, that sad time for me to take him back to
Braderiton. Hangingjust above the horizon the sun was huge and bright red,
making wispy white clouds blaze with color. As Kyle was putting on the
headphones for his iPod, I slid in a Dean Martin CD. When "Everybody
Loves Somebody" began to float out of the speakers, Kyle hesitated, took
off his headphones. We listened to Dean's laid-back version of Merle
Haggard's "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am."
After "Bumming Around" and "I'll Be Seeing You" played, Kyle start-
ed putting on his headphones again. "Deep Purple" came on and he leaned
forward, the better to hear the words.
When it was over he turned his head to look at me. "Who is that guy,
Dad'? He's too cool. What a great voice."
Besides wrestling and playing football, Kyle plays in the orchestra, and
I wasn't surprised he knew a great voice when he heard it, but I was
impressed that he recognized the king of cool at first glance.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.




Prostate Cancer Education

Support Group Meets April 16


The American Cancer Society,
Highlands Unit is offering a "Mani
to Man" prostate cancer education
and support program for men deal-
ing with prostate cancer. The next
meeting will be held Monday, April
16, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fairway
Pines, 5959 Sun 'n Lakes Blvd.,
Sebring.
Man to Man is designed to edtl-
cate and support men facing
prostate cancer by providing them
with an opportunity to talk openly


with each other and with health
care professionals about their con-
cerns.
The program provides a forum
for men to learn about diagnosis
and treatment options through pre-
sentations, written materials and
videos, as well as to offer each
other support and encouragement.
There is no charge for the program.
For more information please con-
tact the American Cancer Society at
941-365-2858 ext. 37.


Joan MacVittie and Pete Stock performed a rendition of "Danny
Boy." She sang while Stock accompanied her on the harmoni-
ca.

Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock

St Patrick's Day at Brookside Albert Swain and Louie Cloyd
Bluff was celebrated in a non-tradi- played a duet of The Orange
tional way. "The Yard Dogs" per- Blossom Special," with Albert on
formed Cajun music in the club- the fiddle and Louie playing the
house on March 17. They sang their spoons. The other Brookside Bluff
hit, "Welcome to Paradise," which musicians, Jim Withers, Jerry Youst
laughs at the problems of living in and Jim White, provided fantastic.
Florida, including everything from music for the evening.
hurricanes to palmetto bugs. There were also talented musi-
Linda Burns and Sue Fay cians from other parks, Gaston
arranged the event. The menu was Prevost, Gillis Champagne, Barney
the traditional Irish corned beef and Meece, Jane Baily, Milly Osborne,
cabbage. Patti Corbin, Amy Frazer, Noah'
On Friday at the last jam session, Carter, Don Rhodes and Fred
Joan MacVittie sang a beautiful Washel
rendition of "Danny Boy," with We are lucky to have such talent-
Pete Stock playing the harmonica, ed musicians at these sessions.


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PHOTO BY BRETT JARNAGIN
Paul Davis stands proudly with his stock of camouflage clothing,
shown here are woodland and urban patterns.
"I first started out as the gift business, and then one of the men at the
jail informed me that the uniform dealer in Avon Park had closed down and
I started looking into it," Davis said.
From there, he began leasing his current building and broke into the
:camouflage business.
Looking for something in particular? Call Davis at 773-0077 for more
:information.

BANK UPDATES A merger and appointment of a new officer put
two Hardee banks in the news this week.
Early this March, an overwhelming 92 percent of voting members of
Imperial Polk Credit Union approved the merger with MidFlorida.
Both credit unions will have assets of around $1.1 billion and about
125,000 customers. Before June 30, MidFlorida expects to have all IPCU
:customer records imported into its computer system. It now has 20 offices
in Central Florida and 32 ATMs.
Joe G. Mullins, president of Seacoast National Bank Big Lake Region,
recently announced the appointment of John C. Williams as the senior vice
president, commercial lending manager for the Big Lake Region.
Williams has 30 years of banking experience, and a bachelor's degree
in management and an MBA in finance from Valdosta State College.


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This week in history, as lion pints from Zolfo Springs.
researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the George Clark Is Carrier Of Fort
Hardee County Herald and The Green Mail: George Clark, who
Herald-Advocate of . used to be mail carrier in Wauchula,
has recently been appointed rural
75 YEARS AGO mail carrier from the Fort Green
Old Ironsides Coming To Ta'I -.*-ffice.
For 5 Days: The historic frigate Mail goes out of that office three
"Old Ironsides" will visit Tampa (or times a week, on Monday, Wednes-
five days next week, beginning". day and Friday. Mr. Clark takes the
Sunday. The old vessel will tie up at place of Henry R. Jordan, who
the municipal terminal Sunday and recently passed away.
will remain in port for five days.
The 134-year-old ship is on her 50 YEARS AGO
post-restoration cruise, and Tampa Scientist To Speak In Wauchula:
will be the last port she will visit Roger Early, well-known TV lectur-
before heading back for er, will appear at the Wauchula City
Washington. Hall tonight at 8 p.m. to give an


Hardee Berry Shipments Passed.
Four Million Pint Mark: This week
the strawberry shipments from
Hardee County went over the four
million pint mark with a total of
117,724 pints shipped during the
last six days.
The total from the county now
stands at 4,075,767 pints, including
over two million pints from
Bowling Green, 260,000 from
Wauchula and a little under 1.4 mil-


illustrated lecture on water prob-
lems in Florida..
Admission, will be free. His
appearance here is sponsored by
pump dealers, well drillers and the
REA. His talk will deal with the
growing seriousness of a declining
water table and increased consump-
tion ard demand for water in
Florida.
Spelling' Champs To Tangle


COURTESY PHOTO
Showing off their sewing skills were (from left) Brianna Waters,
Rebeka Brown, -Courtney Alexander, Makayla Chancey, Kaitlyn
Laker, Charlee Brooke Davenport and Norma Alejandro.

Fort Green News
By Amy Davis Brown
781-1321
ftgreen4 @ strato.net


Fort Green was well represented
Saturday at the 4-H county events
held at the First United 'fiethodist
Church in Wauchula. '"lakayla
Chancey gave an illustrated speech
on dachshunds and Rebeka Brown
gave one on horse grooming. Both
girls received blue ribbons and will
be competing at the district level in
May.
Other members of the Fort Green
4-H Club participating were
Brianna Waters, Courtney Alex-
ander, Norma Alejandro, Charlee
Brooke Davenport and Kaitlyn
Laker. All of these girls, including
Rebeka and Makayla, modeled their
outfits that each had sewn. Blue rib-
bons were awarded to everyone in
this group and each will also
advance to districts.
It was a long day for these girls.
They were cheered on by their fam-
ilies and friends, their 4-H leader
Charlotte Yake, and sewing in-
structors Barbara Casey and Pat
Gugle. Also enduring the long day
were little brothers Aaron Brown-
and Brody Waters.
The junior high youth and older
elementary children hosted
O'Taters Sunday evening at Fort.


Green Baptist Church. They served
baked potatoes with all the fixings,
salad, dessert and green-colored
iced tea. All of the monies raised
from this event will be used for
their summer activities.

The Dixie Echoes will be in con-
cert tonight (Thursday) at Fort
Green Baptist Church. If you like
Southern gospel music, come on
out at 7 p.m. The concert is free, but
a love offering will be taken.

SEaster is on its way and all chil-
dren in the Fort Green community
are invited to an Easter egg hunt
this Saturday morning at the
church. Please bring six plastic eggs
per child. Refreshments will be
served.
The Gulf State Quartet will host a
barn sing Saturday evening, April 7.
Everyone is encouraged to attend.
The youth of Fort Green Baptist
will also be serving uprefreshments
during the sing.

Happy Birthday to Mesqua
Fields, Brianna Waters, Floy Davis
and Alex Pierstorff! ..


Way Bak Whe


weekend, thoughts naturally turn to
the Passion scenes and songs. Most
are miniature cantatas. But, the
three-hour drama which begins
Friday excels the imagination.
The two-act re-enactment of the
life, death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ involves months of prepara-
tion, practices by the cast of over
300 men, women and children and
precise coordination of the more
than 100 animals which have a rich
part in setting the natural scene.


Yipes, Stripes!: Trusty inmates at
the Hardee County Jail are donning
new togs which harken back to the
style of old. Gone are the bright
orange shirts and' pants of recent
years.
Back are the horizontal black-
and-white striped uniforms of
decades past. "It was time to order
inmate uniforms, and getting some-
thing different was an idea I had.
been contemplating for some time,"
says Sheriff J. Loran Cogburn.


Today: The eliminations to deter-
mine a winner and a runner-up for
the county in the spelling contests
sponsored annually by the Miami
Herald will be held today in the
audio-visual room of the Hardee
County High School.
The winners in Hardee County
will go to Miami on April 5t to
compete with winners from 20
other counties in South Florida.
Prizes of cash and travel experience
are among the district awards pre-
sented in Miami to contest winners.
'Miss Baseball' Contest: The
Hardee High Wildcat baseball team
is sponsoring a Miss Baseball con-
test to raise money to help pay for
the new uniforms the team is wear-
ing this year.
Each player and his contestant
will be seeking and collecting votes
at a penny a vote until contest-clos-
ing time at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The winner will be announced dur-
ing the Haines City game that day.
Voters may vote as often as possible
to help elect their choice to the
"Miss Baseball" title.
25 YEARS AGO
Pioneer Days Post Office Was
Success: This year George Collins,
coordinator of Pioneer-Park Days,
came up with an interesting idea.
Pioneer Park Days.of 1982 had a
philatelic cancellation device that
was formally approved for this year
by the U.S. Post Office Department.
P.I. Manley agreed to supply a
building to be used as a post office
for the 1982 event. The final count
of mail sold and handled included:
1,500 envelopes, 1,300 post cards
and 1,000 13-cent stamps (this was
over those that were pre-stamped),
Cowboy Plans Ride To Fair:
While most modern-day cowpokes
are content to ride horses, Junior
McClellan, a native of Limestone,
has chosen to be different. Junior,
34, an agriculture technician at the
Ona Research Center, rides a 4-year
old Charolais-Brahma bull.
The bull is named Pseudo
Caballo (literally "false horse"). He
rode him in an eight-day 187-mile
journey across the state earlier this
year, and now has plans to ride his
bull from Wauchula to the World's
Fair in Knoxville, Tenn. It will take
him 50 days.
Griffin Whiffs 15 Blue Streaks:
Ray Griffin, Wildcat moundsman,
whiffed 15 Blue Streak batters as
Hardee made it nine wins in a row,
winning 8-1 over Sebring at Farr
Field. Griffin grooved the first pitch
to leadoff batter Jerry Yarbrough.
He promptly socked it out of the
ball park for a quick 1-0 Sebring
lead. Griffin then struck out the side
and was never in trouble after that.
Ross Lewis got the only other hit
off Griffin, a single in the second
inning with two outs.
10 YEARS AGO
'Story Of Jesus' Begins This
Week: As Easter approaches this


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