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107th Year, No. 17
3 Sections, 32 Pages


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Hardee, Highlands Differ On Road Needs
y JOAN SEAMAN Congressman Vern Buchanan to east-west road which would extend Special and Parnell Road up to tenance costs of $5 million for the which is outside the funding capa
The Herald-Advocate support a $176 million Federal Schumacher Road in Highlands specifications. The demucking for a 11.1 miles of Parnell Road affect- abilities of Highlands and Harde
Hardee County wants the four- Highway Administration appropri- County to meet Steve Roberts 10.2-mile extension of Steve ed and $8.3 million for mainte- counties combined," Maxcy col
ning of U.S. 17 completed. High- ation to complete the four-laning of Special in Hardee County. Roberts Special could cost $3.3 nance of Steve Roberts Special. eludes.
nds County wants an east-west U.S. 17 to the DeSoto County line. The Hardee County Commission million, estimated Mark Frazjier, Maxcy's letter says the proposed Hardee Commissioner Gordc
ad through Hardee and Highlands Highlands County Commission recently expressed its opposition to county Road and Bridge Depart- new east-west road would take traf- Norris said upgrades to the Pir
unties. Chairman C. Guy Maxcy asks the Highlands plan, saying it would ment supervisor, fic off SR 64 and SR 66 and bypass Level Grade and 10 Mile Grac
Hardee County has urged U.S. approximately $57 million for and cost millions to bring Steve Roberts In addition, there would be main- the Highlands State Park currently between counties is also muc


bisected by a shell county road
which requires at-least weekly
maintenance. That results in "oper-
ational problems to the security and
operations of the park and keeps a
cloud of dust drifting into the park
trees and water system because of
the high volume of traffic on this
shell road," says Maxcy.
Highlands County would be will-
ing to close that road when the east-
west road opened, he added.
He acknowledges that "the pro-
posed new road would have to
cross an undisturbed cypress
swamp which is also a very impor-
tant wildlife corridor . most of
the new road would, in fact, be a
bridge," he continues.
"This makes the project a very
expensive road and bridge project


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needed.
Both commissioners Minor
Bryant and Dale Johnson vigorous-
ly opposed the east-west project,
citing the importance of completing
U.S. 17 four-laning. In his cover
letter requesting the federal appro-
priation, Commission Chairman
Bobby Ray Smith says "There is no
doubt that U.S. Highway 17 is the
economic lifeblood of Hardee
County and we plead for you to
assist us with this."
Planning for the four-laning
throughout Hardee County began
more than three decades ago.
Generations have passed continu-
ing to see the delay in having this
completed. In 2001 DeSoto and
Hardee counties, Bowling Green,
See ROAD NEEDS 2A


Husband Gets


21-Year Term

-e Terrorized Family

In Bid To Reconcile


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
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Christ and look forward to the day when He will return in power and majesty. See the complete story from His birth to Second
Coming at the continuing Friday- and Saturday-night performances of the nationally known three-hour drama at the Cattlemen's
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Taunting


Alamia


Fugitive Cal
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A fugitive narcotics suspect who
taunted authorities here by writing
a "catch me if you can" letter to this
newspaper four years ago has been
captured in Georgia.
Juan R. Alamia, now 55 and for-
S merely of Lee Street in Bowling
Green, was taken into custody by
the Berrien County Sheriffs Office
late last month after being located
by three Hardee County investiga-
tors who traveled there following a


ptured After 4 Years


lead.
Alamia had been arrested by the
Hardee County Drug Task Force on
Feb. 4, 2003, after a raid on his
home allegedly revealed a half-
pound of pure methamphetamine.
Sheriffs Maj. Claude Harris Jr., a
spokesman for the inter-agency
Drug Task Force, said at the time
that the search warrant resulted in
the seizure of one gram of metham-
phetamine from under a microwave
oven and 199 grams of the drug
inside a cardboard paper-towel roll


that had been put in a wastebasket.
Further, officers found more of the
drug in a vacuum-sealed bag
behind the wall paneling and sever-
al bags holding large amounts of
meth in plain view on the floor.
There was drug paraphernalia of
various types, and scales for weigh-
ing, he said. Alamia had $321 in his
pockets when searched, Harris
added, and handwritten documents
noting transactions and amounts
owed by customers.
See CAPTURED 2A


SBy CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who terrorized his own
family for days in a twisted effort to
win back his estranged wife will
now be spending the next two
decades behind bars.
The 34-year-old man whose
name is being withheld by The
Herald-Advocate to protect the
identity of his wife given the nature
of his crimes had been convict-.
ed by a Hardee County jury in
February of sexual battery, kidnap-
ping, aggravated assault, false
imprisonment, burglary, domestic
battery and violation of a court
injunction for protection.
It took jurors just over 4-1/2
hours to deliver their verdict in a
trial that had consumed four days.
And at his sentencing hearing
last week in Hardee Circuit Court,
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
handed down a total 21-year prison
term for the multiple crimes.
Further, the judge assessed $1,792
in fines and court costs, placing the
monies owed on lieni.
At the trial, Assistant State
Attorney Gene L. Malpas told


jurors that the man, who was living
in Bartow at the time, had been sep-
arated from his wife of eight years
for about eight months when the
attack occurred.
IHe broke into the woman's
Hollandtown Road home on the
night of Feb. 5, 2006, while the
family was out. There, he waited
for her and their three children to
return.
She and the children came home
at about 9 p.m. and began to pre-
pare for bed. It was then that the
man :accosted his estranged wife in
her bedroom, pointing a gun at her.
He beat her and then snapped her
cell phone in two when she tried to
call out for help,
In the early-morning hours of the
following day, Feb. 6, 2006, he sex-
ually assaulted her. Afterward, he
forced her and the children into his
Chevy Tahoe and took them to his
home in Bartow.
Again, he held them captive.
Early in the afternoon of Feb. 7,
the man gave up his failed attempt
at reconciliation. He was arrested
by the Hardee County Sheriffs
Office later that same day.


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S HIGH LQOW BMI
as 52 0.00
84 56 0.00
88 58 0.00
: 0331 3 57 0.00
o04/1i 87 53 0.00
04/02 88 54 0.00
.0 as o 53 0.00
I PI Rainfall to 04/03/07 4.66
S Same period last year- 6.70
S Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Unly. of Fla. On Research Center

INDEX
SClassifieds 8B
Courthouse Report........7C
Crime Blotter.................. 4B
Community Calendar.....4A
Hardee Living................ 2B
Information Roundup....4A
SObits 4A




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School District Deals With/Heals From Arrests


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A teacher arrested on a drug
charge in a neighboring county
resigned last week.
And another teacher is back in
the classroom this week, with cau-
tionary words for the public follow-
ing her arrest on a DUI charge after
riding a four-wheel all-terrain vehi-
cle on private land.
Jennifer Delyn Holcom, 29, a
first-grade teacher at Hilltop
Elementary School, was a passen-


ger in a car stopped by Mulberry
police just after midnight on
Sunday, March 18. The car was
being driven erratically on SR 60
and drew the attention of police,
Ofc. Rebekah Cote said in her
report of the incident.
Cote alleged she detected an
odor identified as burning marijua-
na coming from the car. The driver
and two passengers were arrested.
Holcom was one of them.
Cote alleged she saw the end of a
marijuana cigarette lying on the


floorboard near Holcom's feet.
Holcom was the only passenger in
the back seat at the time, she said.
Holcom was booked into the
Polk County Jail, but was released
later that same day after posting a
$500 bond.
Cote noted Holcom told authori-
ties that she did not smoke marijua-
na, but that her friends had been
smoking the marijuana.
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones said he was alerted to the
arrest that Sunday morning. He said


Holcom was immediately placed
on administrative leave with pay
pending the results of an investiga-
tion. .
Holcom, however, resigned last
Thursday, he said.
"We will now ship the entire
packet of information we have to
Professional Practices," he said on
Tuesday of this week. That division
of the state Department of
Education will assign its own
investigator to make a determina-
tion if any further action is


The second teacher to find her-
self under arrest was Kimberly
Reddick, 31, a fifth-grade teacher
at Wauchula Elementary School.
She was taken into custody by a
deputy with the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office at about 1 a.m.
Saturday after neighbors reported
all-terrain vehicles driving around.
Dep. Carree Williams charged
Reddick with driving under the
influence of alcohol.
Reddick was released from the
See ARRESTS 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 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
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Florida Gators earned their second consecutive NCAA men's bas-
ketball title Monday night with a nine-point win over the Ohio State
Buckeyes.
Ironically, the Gators won the NCAA football title about three months
ago with a 41-14 victory over Ohio State. This is the first time a university
has held football and basketball titles the same year.
This is a great time to be a Gator fan and part of Gator Nation, how-
ever one should not brag too much because Florida fans have had their
share of humble times and talk of "wait 'til-next year."
Athletics does teach teamwork and trying to be the best you can be,
learning how to compete, and knowing victory or defeat is not a life or
death matter. Many people feel how you play the game is more important
than winning or losing.

Jane Brody, who writes a health column in the Lakeland Ledger,
recently reported people's health can be affected by what they drink.
She wrote a recent Unilever Health Institute panel issued a report say-
ing water is the top preferred drink.
Up to three cups of coffee a day is good for you. So are tea and fruit'
juices. Milk is very good for you.
The study said to stay away a lot of sodas and other drinks with added
sugar. There,.a!e-a:.ot of calories in sodas and many sweetened drinks that
can add to the waistline.
Sodas and sweetened drinks can adversely affect tooth enamel, Hips
and other bones.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist believes in physical fitness and wants phys-
'ical education emphasized in Florida's public schools. The governor said 25
percent of students are overweight, along with 60 percent of Floridians. He
wants healthy school and Gov. Crist named Tampa Bucs linebacker Derrick
Brooks as chairman of his Council on Physical Fitness. The committee
includes tennis star Jennifer Capriati, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, and
MLB's Ken Griffey Jr. and Rocco Baldelli.
Crist is physically fit and works out nearly every day, preferring to
exercise early in the morning.

The weather continues to be very dry; and creeks and rivers are low.
Fire hazard conditions remain high. Hardee and the rest of Florida need
some good rains soon.

My wife and I enjoyed watching the Hardee High School Senior Play
Sunday afternoon at the historic Wauchula City Hall Auditorium. The play
was entitled "Grease."

The Major League Baseball season is underway. The Tampa Bay Devil
Rays are a 75-minute drive from Wauchula. They play in the Tropicana
Dome in St. Petersburg. and feature free parking and affordable ticket and
food prices.


FARMER MEETS GOVERNOR


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula dairy farmer Kevin Moore had the opportunity to
speak with Gov. Charlie Crist while in Tallahassee on March 14.
Moore joined Crist at Fairview Middle School where the gover-
nor helped Florida's dairy farmers celebrate the New Look of
School Milk program that is designed to enhance milk con-
sumption among students. Moore, along with other Florida dairy
farmers, presented the school with a $100,000 check for a cafe-
teria makeover. Moore, who operates Lake Branch Dairy, also
spent time with his fellow producers at the capital, meeting with
legislators to discuss issues relevant to the dairy industry. He
serves as a board member for Dairy Farmers Inc., Florida's milk
promotion group.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Most localities reported no rain for the week of March 26 April 1. The
tail end of a low pressure system crossing the nation hit the far western
Panhandle during the second half of the week. This system brought about
an inch of rain to Jay and a quarter inch or less to some other Panhandle and
northern Peninsula areas. Winds from the Atlantic also pushed traces of rain
to some central inland and southeast coastal areas during the week.
Temperatures for the week averaged two to seven degrees above normal in
the major cities. Daytime highs were in the 70s and 80s while nighttime
lows were in the 50s and 60s. Alachua and Tallahassee reported at least one
low in the upper 40s. The continued dry, hot conditions increased the dan-
ger for wild fire over most of the State.

FIELD CROPS
Mostly clear weather in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula a ,wed
most ground preparations for field crop planting to remain on sch011l4
Field work slowed in a few localities due to dry soils. Growers expect cot-
ton planting to start over the next three weeks. Peanut producers plan testart
planting by early May. Most corn has germinated well. Most small grains
look good but the recent dry weather is starting to affect development. The
Big Bend area, portions of the northern Peninsula and the entire southern
Peninsula reported very short soil moisture supplies. The central Peninsula
reported mostly very short to short soil moisture. The Panhandle reported
very short to mostly short soil moisture. Statewide soil moisture was rated
mostly very short to short with some adequate supplies reported for spots in
Alachua, Marion, and Hernando counties and the Panhandle.
Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 65 51 30 60 49 25
Short 30 39 53 30 39 32
Adequate 5 10 17 10 12 43
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0
VEGETABLES
Planting and harvesting stayed on schedule due to the clear Weather.
Growers irrigated crops. as needed. Producers picked a very light amount of
watermelons with marketing expected'to remain light over the next two
weeks. Other vegetables and non citrus fruit available during the week
included snap beans, blueberries, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers,
eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, potatoes, radishes,
squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition is very poor to good with the poor
condition due to drought. Pasture in the northern areas is mostly poor. Small
grain forage generally still looks good, but dry weather has hurt the condi-
tion. The cool season forage condition is declining very fast. Summer
perennial grass is not productive yet. Irrigated grazing lands are holding up
but are being grazed too hard. The cattle condition is very poor to good. In
the central areas, pasture condition is very poor to good with most in poor
condition due to drought. In the southwestern areas, pasture condition is
very poor to fair and cattle condition is fair to good. Statewide, cattle con-
dition is mostly fair.
Cattle Pasture
Cordition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 30 45
SPoor 10 35 25 35
Fair 55 45 40 15
Good 30 15 5 5
Excellent 0 0 0 0-
CITRUS
Spotty rains across the State amounted to less than one tenth ofan inch
in each of the citrus producing areas. The combination of continued dry
weather and warm temperatures is causing some trees to become very-dry.
Irrigation is being run regularly, but that in itself is not enough to keep the
trees in good condition. Rain is badly needed in most areas, and the dry
weather could become a problem if rain does not come shortly. Citrus trees
in most areas are in full, open bloom, while a few of the earlier blooming
varieties are showing petal drop. Valencia harvest has picked up to over four
million boxes a week. Harvesting is running ahead of the last two years,
indicating an earlier maturing crop. A shift in the colored grapefruit harvest
has brought processing levels above amounts being harvested for fresh.
Honey tangerine harvest is running steadily between one and two hundred
thousand'boxes per week, primarily for the fresh market. Caretakers are
mowing, hedging and topping, and applying nutritional sprays. In addition
to the normal maintenance programs, growers are scouting for greening and
removing diseased trees.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Mar 18 Mar 25 j Apr 01
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 2 3 3
Early and Mid oranges 101 39 88
Valencia 3,667 4,066 4,330
Grapefruit 1,515 1,289 1,362
Sunburst Tangerines .. -- .1, -..... 0 0
Tangelos 4 0 0
Honey Tangerines 151 120 108
Temples 51 16 10


ROAD NEEDS
Continued From 1A
Wauchula -and Zolfo Springs :all
approved resolutions calling for the
expeditious completion of the four-
laning project.
Endorsed by the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency, gover-
nor, state and federal legislators, as
the single most important regional
project for Hardee, DeSoto and
Charlotte counties, in post-hurri-
cane recovery plans, the project has
overwhelming support from the
business and agricultural communi-
ty as well as adjacent landowners in
the incomplete segments, says the
Smith letter.
Yet the project has been moved
out of the state Department of
Transportation's (DOT) five-year
work program repeatedly. DOT
estimates are divided into two
phases. The first segment, Hardee
County Line to CR 634 is estimat-
ed at $94.4 million for right-of-way
acquisition and construction.
A previous earmark of $3.2 mil-
lion was for the design of segment
two, from CR 634 to SR 66 is in the
DOT 10-year plan.
In conclusion, Smith asks that
funds for the approximately 10.5
miles of U.S. 17 four-laning in
Hardee County be appropriated
because it is listed as a Strategic
Intermodal System, for hurricane
evacuation and other traffic needs
from southwest Florida.
Staff writer Jim Kelly contributed
to this report.


Most light planes are capable
of taking off or landing in 90-
degree crosswinds that are less
than 20 percent of-the airplane's.
power-off stall speed.


On Feb. 24, 2003, Alamia posted
a $40,500 bond and was released
from the Hardee County Jail.
Within two weeks, hewas gone,,
according to Sgt. Eddie Davis, a
member of the Task Force.
Alamia sent a lengthy letter to
the editor of The Herald-Advocate
in May of that year. He blasted
detectives for destroying his pos-
sessions in their raid and dared
them to prove the methampheta-
mine they found was his.
"As for me," he wrote, "they say
by running that (it) is (an) admis-
sion of guilt. Not necessarily. I'm
just doing what I should of done six
years ago before I let a failed 25-
year marriage, loss of a job and the
drugs destroy my life."
And that, he said, was to "get
away" from the town, that "was.
once" his home.
He told the newspaper and


Hardee County Jail later that same
morning after posting a $500 bond.
Jones said he was notified of her
arrest just' hours after it was made.
He said he spoke with Reddick on
Saturday, telling her to report to the
district office on Monday rather
than her classroom.
Jones said he and Deputy
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens
interviewed Reddick Monday
morning, getting her side of the
story and later verifying the infor-
mation she had given them with the
Sheriffs Office.
Once verified, she was permitted
to return to her classroom on
Tuesday, he said.
Jones said he and Kitchens made
the determination "she is not a
threat to the welfare of the children
in her classroom or any children."
The case is not yet closed, though,
he added.
Reddick said Tuesday she has
hopes the charge against her will be
dropped.
But, she said, she has a strong
warning for others.


authorities that he was "somewhen
in New Mexico."
Alamia added, "So I'll hav<
another warrant. And if it happen:
one day, I am prepared as I wa,
before ... to let our court system
decide my fate."
That day has come.
Davis began receiving tips and
following leads on Alamia's where-
abouts shortly after his disappear-
ance. On March 23, the tips led
Davis and detectives Clay Nichol-
son and Kevin Brock to Berrien
County in Georgia.
There, they found Alamia living
in a mobile home situated next to a
bar. They set up surveillance, and
contacted local authorities.
Alamia, Davis said, was living
under the alias Pedro Lopez.
When arrested, authorities found
methamphetamine in a small bag
on Alamia's pillow and evidence of
narcotics sales, he alleged.


"The officer told me if I were on
my bicycle or on my lawnmower in
my own yard, I could be arrested
for DUI. I didn't know that! I think
people should be aware."
Reddick said she and friends had
been riding the four-wheelers on,
private property at Louisiana
Street next to First Christian
Church. She said the land is owned
by friends and is in the process of
being prepared for development.
Consequently, it has dirt mounds on
it now, and the friends gave her per-
mission to ride her ATV on it.
She repeated that she was not on
a public roadway.
"I just never imagined it would
turn into this," Reddick said. "I def-
initely caution others. I think peo-
ple should be aware. I think it's
important for other people to know
of the possibility and to know it's
against the law.
"This is a nightmare," she added.
Jones said Reddick has never
been the subject of any prior disci-'
plinary inquiry during her near six
years with the district.


FWC Urges Boaters To


Take Safety Seriously


The numbers are sobering 18
boating accident fatalities in
Florida so far this year. From
Pensacola to the Keys, boaters are
on track to have one of the dead-
liest boating years in the past 15
years.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
said today there is somebody who
can reverse the trend as we begin
the busiest boating days of the year.
"If you want to talk to that per-
son, all you have to do is find a mir-
ror," said FWC Capt. Richard
Moore. "The FWC is urging boat-
ers to take boating safety seriously
and focus on two critical messages:
Pay attention to your surroundings;
and wear your life jacket."
Moore said most boating acci-
dents are preventable if boaters pay
close attention to their surround-
ings and stay alert, and most
drowning fatalities are preventable
if people wear their life jackets.
"We have to find a way to con-
vince more boaters that basic boat-
ing safety is a critical part of being
on the water," Moore said. "Eight-
een people have died in boating
accidents so far this year, and that is
18'too many ." .
Moore said people wear bike hel-


mets, and they wear seat belts.
Life jackets make just as much
sense, because they can make so
much difference.
"They should wear their life
jackets and practice safe boating,"
he said. "Man\ lives can be saved
simply if boaters made it a habit
always to wear life jackets, and it's
easier than ever these days since.
the introduction of inflatable life'
jackets.".
Accidents occur primarily on
small craft and involve a single:
vessel. The primary cause of acci-
dents is driver inattentiveness.
according to FWC boating accident-
reports.
Col. Julie Jones, director of the.
FWC's Division of Law Enforce-
ment, said FWC officers will be on
the water throughout Floiida during
the boating season. .:,. I
"FWC officers will be patrolling
and watching for unsafe vessel!
operation, and they will be' enforc-i
ing boating safety laws," 'she.said.;
"We'll do our part to reverse this;
accident trend, but the real solution
lies with boaters."
"Remember," Moore said,. "oiei
bad decision can ruin a great day on,
the water." '


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THE WAUCHULA PUBLIC
The Cracker Trail Museum holds many interesting articles, and the sto-
ries associated with each of them are equally as interesting. Each week in
this section it will be my pleasure to acquaint you, the reader, with not only
the item itself, but perhaps a story associated with it as well.
Many of you have probably seen the picture of the red brick building
on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Main Street in downtown Wauchula
that housed the Red & White Grocery Store in the 1960s. That picture was
actually featured in one of the Hardee County calendars a few years ago.
But when you examine the picture more closely, you will see two small
signs on the front posts and a larger sign propped up alongside the building
that reads "Publix." So, yes, it is a fact that Wauchula did indeed once have
a Publix Supermarket.
In 1930, George Jenkins formed a corporation, Publix Food Stores
Inc., with 30 shares of stock outstanding at $100 per share. He held 13 of
the shares and the meat department manager of Piggly Wiggly, Hugh
Brownell, who was following him to the new store, bought four shares.
So did Nick Ellison, the assistant store manager at Piggly Wiggly. Thus, the
first Publix store was opened in Winter Haven and shortly thereafter anoth-
er one opened.
As soon as the two stores in Winter Haven saw a profit, Jenkins
promptly made plans to open a third store in Clearwater. At this same time,
Ellison, the assistant store manager, expressed the desire to branch out on
his own with a store in St. Petersburg. Jenkins wished him well and paid
him $5,000 for the four shares of stock that he had purchased six years ear-
lier for $400.
The next year, Brownell, the meat department manager, likewise want-
ed to start his own store in St. Petersburg, also being paid $5,000 for his
four shares.
In the 1940s, Jenkins encountered Brownell again while he was search-
ing for another location for a Publix store in St. Petersburg. Brownell's
store was not doing well, so Jenkins sold him a store operating under the
Publix name in Wauchula for $8,000, which included fixtures and invento-
ry. While this store was not doing as well as other stores were for Jenkins,
it was doing better that the one that Brownell had in St. Petersburg.
This grocery store then operated as such on the corner of Main Street
and Seventh Avenue for a number of years, later changing the name to Red
& White Supermarket. Because of the business relationship with Brownell,
Jenkins promised that he would not open a Publix Supermarket in
Wauchula which would be in competition with him.
In the late '60s, my husband and I purchased the equipment and inven-
tory and operated the grocery store under that same name.
One day, while I was straightening the area of the store which held var-
ious supplies including the brown bags, a make-shift shelf was discovered.
When I turned the shelf over, I discovered that it was a wooden store sign
that was used in the original Publix.
Years later, I had this wooden sign framed and it hung in the Cypress
Gardens Publix store where my husband worked as meat department man-
ager. Prior to Jenkins' death, he was shown the framed sign and he was
quick to point out exactly where it had hung within the Wauchula store.
That red brick corer building once had a tin-tiled ceiling and large
posts throughout the store. Our customers consisted of many residents who
lived in the few-block radius of downtown homes. They walked to the store
and our bag boys many times accompanied them back to their homes, push-
ing the grocery cart filled with brown paper bags.
The outside of the building has changed with its corner front door, and
the inside looks nothing like it did back in the '50s and '60s, but those of us
who can remember it when it was Publix and later Red & White still have
our own personal memories.
The framed sign is now part of Cracker Trail Museum. Won't you
come by to see what other treasures are here that might spark some of your
own memories?


This sign once hung in the Wauchula Publix.

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I know, I know, spring sports are wrapping up.
But, just for those who are rabid Wildcat football fans, here's news on'
the 2007 schedule, which starts with the spring game at 3A-10 Lake Wales
on Friday, May 18, new head coach Tim Price's first opportunity to be at
the helm of the Wildcat crew.
The fall season previews with a'pre-season game Aug. 24 at Class 4A
Auburndale.
Hardee will add another district opponent this year as Braden River
moves from the ranks of independents to Class 3A-District 12.
The 'Cats will open the regular season with a pair of home games.
August; 31, the opponent will be Class 5A North Fort Myers. On Sept. 7, it
will be.northern rival Class 2A Fort Meade.
Then there's a pair of road games, at 3A Fort Myers Riverdale on Sept.
14 and the first District 12 opponent Avon Park on Sept. 21.
Hardee returns home to great 5A Lakewood Ranch on Sept. 28, then
travels to district opponent Sebring on Oct. 5. Oct. 12 is the only open date.
Hardee is at home Oct. 19 for a Homecoming game against Braden
River. The 'Cats travel to 5A Cape Coral on Oct. 26. The Nov. 2 game is
Senior Night when district rival DeSoto comes to visit for the final home
game of the season. The season finale is at 3A Ridge in Davenport on Nov.
9.
Returning to spring sports, the baseball boys are competitive. Both the
varsity and junior varsity won over DeSoto by 3-1 scores and lost to
Sebring in games last week. The JV is wrapping up its season on April 10
at Palmetto. The varsity hosts Bartow tonight (Thursday), plays at
Palmetto Tuesday and visits Bartow next Thursday. The varsity season ends
April 19 at Fort Meade.
Hardee track teams swept the seven-team meet in Avon Park last week
by good margins. The boys also won the East Ridge Challenge in the
Central Florida High School Invitational in Clermont on March 24.
Lady 'Cat junior Andrea "Drea" Parkinson certainly made her mark,
named the meet's Outstanding Athlete, with four first-place finishes.
Lisnell Youyoute picked up a pair of first-place trophies, while junior Pete
Solis and soph Jimmy Cimeus each got one as well as the relay team of Jose
Gutierrez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Solis and Paco Lozano.
Varsity softball has steadily improved all season under first-year coach
Liz Lenhart, no longer being swept in five innings, but finishing games
with a one- or two-run deficit. The team looks to get over that hurdle in the
last games leading up to the district playoffs April 16-20. Senior pitcher
Jamie Buckley will lead them in these games.
The junior varsity girls will finish up their season this week. Perhaps
some of them will be able to move up and help the varsity in playoffs.
Hardee tennis teams are also gearing up for district playoffs, set for
April 16-18 at Avon Park. Hardee boys beat Avon Park 4-3 on Monday
and the girls challenged Sebring recently in a 4-3 loss. The playoffs ought
to be interesting.

Hardee Junior High Softball has a week of games after Spring Break,
finishing up at Lake Placid on April 23. The final home games are April 16
at the new junior high gym. The seventh grade plays at 5:30 and the eighth
grade about 6:30.
Recreational sports are busy. Men's Church Softball League began
last week for the nine teams playing this season. Games are on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at 6:45 and 8:15 at the Recreation Complex fields off
Altman Road just north of the high school. Visitors are welcome to come
cheer their favorite teams. There is no admission.
In youth sports, the Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red Sox went unbeaten and
won the AAA:orMinors title. :
In Dixie-Majors, the first games.were played last weekend, so three
teams-are 1-Oand three are 0-1, not much of an indication of how the sea-
son could go. There are games four evenings a week at 6 p.m. There are
games, only on Field I on Mondays and Thursdays and there are games on
both Fields 1 and 2 on.Tuesdays and Fridays. There are no games during
Spring Break week. Again, spectators are welcome and there is no admis-
sion.
Dixie Youth, the oldest group, only has three teams and will play some
games against Bartow during the season. Games are Monday; Tuesday and
Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Farr Field off South Florida Avenue. Come and
watch your sons and grandsons.
Girls softball Majors and Juniors will start after Spring Break.
There's miscellaneous other sports information. In the recent Ben Hill
Griffin Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament, two Hardee golfers did
well. Ben Norris, who has won the Griffin a couple of times, had to settle


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for second-place in the championship division this year. Ken Sanders
placed second in C division first flight. Nice showing, guys.
There are several upcoming sports events to consider. At Webber
International University, there will be tryouts for high school seniors or
graduates looking for a future on the soccer team. Coach Jamie Hagy will
hold tryouts for the Lady Warriors on April 14 at 11 a.m. at Warrior Field
at Babson Park. For more information, call Athletic Director Bill Heath at
638-2980.
The Project Graduation soccer tournament will be April 14 at Hardee
Park. The girls play at 9 a.m., the boys at 11 a.m. Spanish and American
food and drinks will be available. Entry fee is $75 per team. The registra-
tion deadline is Wednesday, April 11. For more information, call Ampara
Islas at 863-632-0184.
Last, but not least, is the 2007 Hardee Lake Fishing Tournament
dubbed Nature Fest 2007. It will be April 28. There will be both boat tour-
nament and bass and catfish bank fishing. Boaters will be assigned to lakes
by drawing on the evening of April 27. Entries can be picked up and
returned to Austin Growers Center, 1329 U. S. 17 N. (just south of Wal-
Mart) or mailed to P.O. Box 863, Bowling Green, Fl 33834. For more infor-
mation, call 863-773-4450.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate @earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. News will be
included as soon as time and space allows.


Thank You
The Progressive Early Childhood Development Center
would like to thank Mr. Jose L. and Mrs. Aurelia M.
Torress and TNT Reclamation, Inc. for their donation
of mulch for our playground. We are thankful for their
support of our child care center.


With Great Appreciation
Progressive ECD Center


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A close look will reveal that what is now Royal's Furniture in
downtown Wauchula was once a Publix Supermarket.




On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
12 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Tithes are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.'
Proclamation of Peace River Watershed Awareness Week and
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, 8:35 a.m.
Roads to submit for state road assistance program funds, 9:05 a.m.
The 2005-06 audit report, 9:15 a.m.
Jail expansion, 9:45 a.m.
Nature Fest 2007, 10:30 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


Dr. Barbara Carlton of rural Wauchula on March 27 killed this 16-
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Hardee County. She enjoys turkey hunting every spring and usu-
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RUDOLF HEIDLER
Rudolf Heidler, 81, of Bowling
Green, died March 28, 2007 in
Bartow.
He was born June 12, 1925 in
Germany, and had been a resident
of Bowling Green for 21 years. He
was a restaurant owner and execu-
tive chef.
Survivors include his wife,
Margarete H. Heidler; one daugh-
ter, Brigett A. Heidler of Ohio; and
one brother, Werner Heidler of
Germany.
Services were held on Saturday,
March 31 at 2 p.m. at Robarts'
familyy Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Raul Cintron officiating.
Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m.
and burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


Aman has to have a code, a way
of life to live by.
-John Wayne

Myra Jean Revels
1936 2007
Myra Jean Revels, 70, of Gulf
Breeze, Florida, had a glorious
reunion with her savior, Jesus
Christ as she completed a full life
on this earth, and passed on to
heavenly paradise.
We imagine her reunion with
her beloved husband, Sammy
Revels, who passed away March,
2006, was a joyous occasion.
She was born in Wauchula,
Florida. She believed that moth-
erhood was the most important
calling in life and was a wonder-
ful mother, grandmother, and a
great southern cook. She was a
member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters and son-in-laws, Deborah
and David Broughton of Fern-
andina Beach, and Angie and
John Taylor of Pensacola Beach;
five grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Green, (Chrissy Gillies),
Benjamin Christopher Brough-
ton; Margeaux and Madeline
Taylor, and one great-grandson,
Michael Green, III.
A visitation was held at Rose
Lawn Funeral Home, at 1:00
p.m., Monday, March 26, with a
graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at
Rose Lawn in Gulf Breeze. 4:


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MARIA LOPEZ
MARTINEZ
Maria Lopez Martinez, 60, of
Wauchula, died April 2, 2007 in
Port Charlotte.
She was born July 28, 1946 in
Oden, Texas and had lived in
Wauchula for 40 years. She was
a homemaker and a member of
St. Michael Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by a
brother, Juan Lopez and a sister,
Olga Ramirez.
Survivors include her husband,
Miguel Martinez of Wauchula;
one son, Miguel Martinez Jr. of
Wauchula; five daughters, Rose-
mary Martinez, Roberta (Ruby)
Martinez, Delores Martinez, and
Olga Martinez, all of Wauchula,
and Josie Solorzano of Pearson,
Ga.; two brothers, Alfonso Lopez
of North Carolina and Joe Lopez
of Indiana; five sisters, Janie
Ramirez, Esperanza Cisneros,
Gracie White and Dora Lopez,
all of North Carolina, and
Martina Carrizales of Sebring;
20 grandchildren and two great-
granddaughters.
Visitation is today (Thursday)
and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wau-
chula. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9
at St. Michael Catholic Church,
with burial in Wauchula
Cemetery.


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Wauchula



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KATHLEEN GALE
BERG GOETTL
Kathleen Gale Berg Goettl, 60, of
Fort Meade, died Monday, March
26, 2007 at home.
Born to Vernon and Ruth Berg on
July 31, 1946, she grew up in the
New Auburn/Bloomer, Wisconsin
area. She was a health care coordi-
nator at Regions Hospital in St.
Paul, Minn. After retirement, she
and her husband went into full-time
MAPS ministry building churches,
Teen Challenge Centers, Bible and
Royal Ranger camps. She was a
member of Becida Community
Church in Becida, Minn.
Survivors include her husband,
Curtis Goettl of Fort Meade; two
daughters, Michele Butler of
Baraboo, Wis. and Colleen Werlein
of Bemidgi, Minn; two sisters,
Claudia Culp of Nevada and Krisi
Anderson of Wisconsin; three
brothers, Kevin Berg of Arkansas,
Gary Berg of California and Kyle
Berg of Wisconsin; and six grand-
children.
Visitation was at the funeral
home from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday,
March 27. Funeral services were at
Camp Wilderness at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday with the Rev. Ed White
officiating. There was also a visita-
tion and service on April 2 at the
Olson, W&D, Funeral Home in
Bloomer, Wis.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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RUDOLF
HEIDLER
Rudolf Heidler, 81, of Bow-
ling Green, died March 28, 2007
in Bartow.
He was born June 12, 1925 in
Germany, and had been a resident
of Bowling Green for 21 years.
He was a restaurant owner and
executive chef.
Survivors include his wife,
Margarete H. Heidler; one dau-
ghter, Brigett A. Heidler of Ohio;
and one brother, Werner Heidler
of Germany.
Services were held on Satur-
day, March 31 at 2 p.m. at Ro-
barts Family Garden Chapel with
the Rev. Raul Cintron officiating.
Visitation was from. ~on tw 2
p.m. and burial was in Bowling
Green Cemetery:



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CLARENCE WILLARD
PELHAM
Clarence Willard Pelham, 85,
of Arcadia, died Wednesday,
March 28, 2007 in Arcadia.
Born July 25, 1921 in Gardner,
he had lived in DeSoto County all
his life. He was a farmer and
heavy equipment operator, build-
ing highways. He was a member
of Central Missionary Baptist
Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars Arcadia Post and a U.S.
Army veteran of WW II.
Survivors include his wife of
over 59 years, Lorene Hildred
Pelham; six children, Jack of
Mayo, Thomas of Minnesota,
Joyce Southerland and husband
Jessie of Tennessee, Linda
Albritton and husband Mike of
Arcadia, Sharon Coker of
Arcadia' and Vivian Pelham of
Zolfo Springs; 24 grandchildren;
55 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was Monday, April
2, 2007, at the funeral home from
6 to 8 p.m. Services were
Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Terry Hudson officiating. Burial
followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be sent to the
American Cancer Society.



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Arcadia 863-494-7646



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This week in history, as
researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the
Hardee County Herald and The
Herald-Advocate of...

75 YEARS AGO
Hardee Voters Heard Peterson
Saturday: A crowd of several hun-
dred voters heard J. Hardin
Peterson, of Lakeland, speak in the
interest of his candidacy for the
office of congressman from this dis-
trict here last Saturday night.
Mr. Peterson was introduced by
Mayor W.D. Carlton and he spoke
for about 30 minutes, from the band
shell on Main Street next to the
Masonic Hall. He launched into his
talk without delay and drove home
to his hearers a message about what
his plans are.








THURSDAY, APRIL 5
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, rescheduled biweekly
meeting, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7
/Zolio Springs Neighbor-
hood Watch, Egg Hunt In The
Park, Pioneer Park, 10 a.m.-1
p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
VHardee County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Alliance
and Drug Prevention Coalition,
regular meeting, Wauchula
Municipal Airport, 1202 Maurice
"Sonny" Clavel Road, Wau-
chula, 91 a.m.


Obituaries

MARIA MARTINEZ
Maria Lopez Martinez, 60, of
Wauchula, died April 2, 2007 in
Port Charlotte.
She was born July 28, 1946 in
Oden, Texas and had lived in
Wauchula for 40 years. She was a
homemaker and a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by a
brother, Juan Lopez and a sister,
Olga Ramirez.
Survivors include her husband,
Miguel Martinez of Wauchula; one
son, Miguel Martinez Jr. of Wau-
chula; five daughters, Rosemary
Martinez, Roberta (Ruby) Mar-
tinez, Delores Martinez, and Olga
Martinez, all of Wauchula, and
Josie Solorzano of Pearson, Ga.;
two brothers, Alfonso Lopez of
North Carolina and Joe Lopez of
Indiana; five sisters, Janie Ramirez,
Esperanza Cisneros, Gracie White
and Dora Lopez, all of North
Carolina, and Martina Carrizales of
Sebring; 20 grandchildren and two
great-granddaughters.
Visitation is today (Thursday)
and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Monday, April 9 at St. Michael
Catholic Church, with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


CLARENCE WILLARD
PELHAM
Clarence Willard Pelham, 85, of
Arcadia, died Wednesday, March
28, 2007 in Arcadia.
Born July 25, 1921 in Gardner,
he had lived in DeSoto County all
his life. He was a farmer and heavy
equipment operator, building high-
ways. He was a member of Central
Missionary Baptist Church, Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars Arcadia Post
and a U.S. Army veteran ofWW II.
Survivors include his wife of
over 59 years, Lorene Hildred Pel-
ham; six children, Jack of Mayo,
Thomas of Minnesota, Joyce
Southerland and husband Jessie of
Tennessee, Linda Albritton and
husband Mike of Arcadia, Sharon
Coker of Arcadia and Vivian
Pelham of Zolfo Springs; 24 grand-
children; 55 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was Monday, April 2,
2007, at the funeral home from 6 to
8 p.m. Services were Tuesday at 11
a.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church
with the Rev. Terry Hudson offici-
ating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be sent to the
American Cancer Society.
Robarts Funeral Home
Arcadia


Large Crowd Attends Easter
Service Here: Hundreds of people
from Wauchula and the surrounding
section gathered for the annual
Sunrise Easter Service here last
Sunday morning. The services drew
the largest crowd in the history of
the celebration.
Crowds began arriving before 6
a.m. and just as the first rays of sun-
light were creeping over the land-








Egg Hunt At
Pioneer Park
The Zolfo Springs Neighbor-
hood Watch is sponsoring an
egg hunt at Pioneer Park on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for children.
There will be prizes, plus free
hot dogs, chips and drinks for
the children.

Job Helpers
Move Offices
Heartland Workforce has relo-
cated to 205 W. Carlton St.,
Wauchula, but will retain the
same phone number (863) 773-
3435.
Anyone needing assistance in
locating employment or other
job-related services can visit the
agency at its new location.

BGES Sponsor
Bakeoff Tonight
Bowling Green Elementary
School is hosting a Chili/dessert
bakeoff tonight at 5:30 in the
school cafeteria. Proceeds will
benefit the American Cancer
Society.
Bakeoff entry fee is $5.
Tickets are on sale for six for $5
or $1 each to taste the items
entered.

Employment Fair
Next Thursday
The Spring Employment Fair
'07 is April 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at
the South Florida Community
College's Avon Park Campus.
Recruiters from over 50 Heart-
land and central Florida compa-
nies will look for"ffiployee."
Sponsored by the college and
Heartland Workforce, the free
fair for ages 17 and older will
include representatives from
law enforcement and correc-
tions, sales and marketing,
health care, hospitality, citrus
and banking, who will accept
resumes and discuss full-time,
part-time and other career
opportunities. For more informa-
tion, call 863-784-7410.

Car Wash/Yard
Sale Tomorrow
A fundraiser for Relay For Life
and Explorer Post 400 will be
held at the Winn-Dixie parking
lot on Friday beginning at 8 a.m.
Sponsored by the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, the com-
bination car wash/yard sale will
raise funds for Relay For Life
and the local Sheriff's Explorer
Post. Anyone who can help,
may call Dep. Maria Hall at 773-
0304, ext. 204.


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scape from the east, a group of
Wauchula Boy Scouts, under the
leadership of Scoutmaster W.C.
Buchanan, held the flag-raising cer-
emony.

Eight-Cylinder Ford On Display
Wednesday: The new Ford V-8,
announced a few weeks ago, will b
on display in Wauchula next
Wednesday, April 6, according to/an
announcement made yesterday by
the Universal Car Co.
J.H. Brown, president of the
Universal Car Co., and W.B.
Garrett, secretary and treasurer,
were in Jacksonville the first of this
week getting full information about
the new car.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee High Band To Present
Final Of Concert Series: Shown on
the front page of the April 5, 1957,
issue of The Herald-Advocate is the
horn section of the Hardee High
concert band that will appear'in the
final of a series of formal concerts.
The concert will be dubbed the
Band's Seventh Annual Concert,
and will include excerpts from
Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue,"
several of Sousa's marches includ-
ing "Semper Fidelis" and will close
with a piece from Dvorak's "New
World Symphony."

Junky Building Brings Protest
From Inspector: The city building
inspector, W.P. Davidson, com-
plained to the Wauchula City
Council Monday night that a build-
ing recently constructed on North
Sixth Avenue of secondhand tin
violates city ordinances.
He asked for some sort of author-
ity to make the owner conform to
regulations. City attorney T. Hoyt
Carlton told the board there is no
way to have it torn down, so the
council agreed that steps should be
taken to bring the building up to
code.

Spring Festival Set For April 8:
Plans have been completed for the
annual Spring Festival to be held at
the Hardee County High School
Monday, April 8. Supper will be
served in the cafeteria from 6 to 7
p.m.
A talent show will follow the sup-
per at 8 p.m., and will be held on the
high school grounds, weather per-
mitting. Mrs. Ralph Smith, who is
in charge of the show, assures
everyone that the 10 amazing acts,
were selected from'auditions.


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Future Owner


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25 YEARS AGO
Last Supper Bible Walk: The
First Christian Church of Wauchula
will present a live portrayal of the
Last Supper tonight at 7:30 p.m. On
Friday and Saturday nights from
6:30 to 9:30, the church will present
a "Walk through the Bible."
This will feature life-size' dis-
plays of 13 Bible stories. Tours will
last 30 minutes. "More than 70 peo-
ple will be involved in the 13
scenes," said Mike Graham, youth
pastor.

Ruth Messana Receives Blue
Ribbon: Artist Ruth Messana, resi-
dent of Zolfo Springs, continues to
collect "Blue Ribbons." She added
first place in this month's gallery
competition at Arts on the Park in
Lakeland to her list of accomplish-
ments.
Her entry in the "Florida" show
was a spontaneous marine water-
color in blue and gold. The show
has been an annual event at Arts on
the Park, displaying Florida sub-
jects of interest to winter visitors.

Susan Denise Harrison And Gary
Wilson Cartwright Exchange Vows:
Nuptial vows were exchanged
Saturday evening, March 6, be-
tween Susan Denise Harrison and
Gary Wilson Cartwright in the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
The former Miss Harrison is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W.
Harrison of Wauchula. The groom's
parents are Mr. and Mrs. W.W.
Cartwright of Wauchula. The Rev.
Herschel Creasman, pastor, officiat-
ed at the 7 p.m. candlelight ceremo-
ny.
10 YEARS AGO
Pee-Wee Pioneers Herald
Hardee's Heritage: While grown-
ups around the county focused
recent attentions on Pioneer Park
Days and the Cracker Heritage
Festival, pupils in the pre-kinder-
garten early intervention program at
Bowling Green Elementary School
learned what it is all about.
The little ones studied pioneer
ways while dressing in early cos-
tumes and eating Cracker foods in a
historic setting. They also viewed
some good ol'-time entertainment
clogging!

Gov. Chiles Kills Hardee Turkey:
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles on
Friday, March 21, at 7 a.m. killed an
18 1/2-pound turkey gobbler while
hunting with Dr. Barbara Carlton at
her ranch on Horse Creek.
The gobbler was 4 years old and
had two bears, eight and 10 inches.
The governor made the shot at 42
steps with a 12-gauge shotgun with
a scotv.-He has named the turkey
"Hustler. "


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Tennis Teams


Prepare For Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Ad'vcatel
The Hardee girls nearly vIi'.'
Sebring last week and the UnEke
bois beat Avon "..7 La lkwd
setting the stage St r the 4w, '.,,.-r-
district c. -t :
Hardee ...i. .1. ont e i&e t $-Sa-,
son match tkfi on the ~caKcti thia
week-. with b m h 1; '',' aid igiiis
squads going to \.i.'. Im 0iAp 0s
WednesdayS
The' .. I hal e l > in nitkll
practices during. .N'tin- Bl-eA..
conmine back on. -,. i t 'in i a -
Class ZN 7 -.. 9 ,-,.' in.
Avwn Park The i" t wnill Ay at
the Seath l .1'.. nsma~t ity
,. 3ik? 'i. W ad te tboys 1rwibe
atsh he A ra : .D e ,wfanS SMu-
N-Laiees.
oha-.. tems in al iii e aiiesead
distr6-cit a6e a. :a.'Ca Bi her.

Mandatee P.oir IDeeSe. Avrin
Sii ft.e.r wIere a. n ..i..xtEr' ir fp
set ingle th '. w bSebing.

27 amd mealy pillied eat asn upset
S aoo s r K..K aiis ard 84
edMihd'eIne/lilI. ne riwintbeice siie-
..gs, wiith '.iTh.- griing Sebujinh:
Sits ifst sii 6-L, r-'-'- At number
tLwe-a 'C-aisoh Kaintilin Justioe
iamerd ite tables in a e, 6-0 wirn
over Lady Streak Seea Jionshi.
S~etnC ?:-rt2 ahead with wins
in the last Inee singles Ashlee
,Wedhane and Kelsie Johnson had
identical -. -- :-,wins over Hartee
soph Clara Durance and junior
Marissa Hall respectively. At num-
ber five singles. Ashlee Jimenez
won 6-1, 6-4 over Lady 'Cat soph
Amanda Porter.
There were an extra pair of pro-
set singles, both won by Sebring.
Alyssa Karie Fallis downed soph
Tina Lee 8-0 and Kelsey Tucker
took freshman Kayla Woods 8-4.
Hardee bounded back to win
both doubles. Davis/Justice defeat-
ed Midence/Jimenez in three
tough sets 6-1, 3-6, 10-5. At num-
ber two doubles, Shelby Durrance
and Clara Durrance downed
Werhane/Joshi in a 9-7 pro-set. In
an extra doubles, Sebring's Lauren
Taylor and Leeza Freeland outlast-
ed Woods and soph Katie Jernigan
8-5.
Hardee boys also went to Sebring


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'alw'd Lev ,o-A, t). Junior Jakucs

I&< ir4-. t4-$. S&tph toe titwl had
si tltr d ttihes with Jake B.otkn
in a 6 -3, 6 kMss..
JuwNw Ik s ire Nkicetsc lost 6
a-2 to ihnit Rittey and elass-
Q.nt li w \~dei '1lias kt -64 6-I to
Ca-I B, aneMdl Il an etr m singles,
b A. os'. o. SWili.amst 6-3 -pro-
et to SpenMer Ctann. a
At number one doubles,
A... 'i'ri.'i put up a & .Q't; against
1ue R ir es a mairateon 3-6, 6-3,
64 Iass. At number two f'- s. it
was J' ni cemAbiimtg witm i
Th "L- Lambaet in a 6, 6-1 loss to
V-'.1k Z Ju)an \, \ '.J.'-
-iiAs'o s trip last Friday to
OkMichsabs was a long exercise in
a-l tc.h,-i_... i". S H,ekr lt ii 6 lost 6 to
thie Lady Bcaenrbao. with Justice
'i.. .. the mnWst success in a
Ulirii Ts 5, 4-6, 1-4 loss to Rina

L;..r't S extra doubles team of
WoOds//Paorter defeated Cathleen
.ntet nh Salazano T an 8-0

HaudeIe bys lost at Okeci.m4ee
6-1, tH: Macias :.irng up the
only victray after a '-4, 3-.. 3 I-'-,
match. Ready also went three long
sets against his opponent, :3.,
Spelts in a 4-6.6-3, 13-11 loss.
3:-72e boylswere cb'.t'. glad
to back on their courts on Monday
afternoon when they hosted Avon
Park. The Wildcats won 4-3.
Reaid, shut down Zach Lehman
6-0, 6-1, and Olliff ,re' .aiied 7-5,
6-4 over Topa Awemowe. Porter
beat Alfonso Williams 6-3, 6-2 at
number three singles. Avon Park
won number four singles as Juan
Guerrero downed Nickerson 6-3,6-
2 and also took number five singles
with John Honeycutt beating
Macias 6-3, 6-0. In a sixth singles
match, Spears lost 6-3, 6-4 to
Jonathan Peterson.
Hardee came back to win at num-
ber one singles when ReadiyOlliff
beat Awemowe/Honeycutt 6-3, 6-1.
Seniors Josh Mayer and Casey
Brutus teamed up for number two
singles but showed their rust in a 6-
3, 6-3 loss to Guerreroe.'Villi.imn.
Lambert/Spears won an extra dou-
bles 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 over Carlos
Fuentes/Peterson.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate


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"I'm optimistic for our success in
district competition," said varsity
.Lady Wildcat softball coach Liz


%enhart.
The first-year coach has seen her
'squad steadily improve since' the
beginning of the season when some
losses were by shutout. While wins
-have been few and far between, the
If you don't like something, change
,your attitude.


ls are now often leading early in
Same and have lost a pair of
e-run district, heartbreakers in
:ent weeks.
rhe regular season ends this
ek. There was a varsity-only
me at All Saints' Academy on
)nday, and home games Tuesday
ainst Avon Park and today
thursday) against Palmetto to
include the season.
district competition is after
If you can't change it, change
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Spring Break, April 16-20, at Avon
Park. With two district games to go,
seeding has not yet been
announced.
The varsity had three games last
week, starting with a home victory
over All Saints' Academy.
Each squad scored once in the
opening frame. All Saints' got its
with a fielder's choice, single and
pair of errors, which left the bases
jammed when a ground-out oc-
curred. Chelsey Steedley walked
and advanced by hit batters and
passed balls to score for Hardee. It
was 1-0.
It was three up, three down for
All Saints" in inning two. Hardee
left Cynthia Briseno on base after
she singled. It was one left aboard
for All Saints' in inning three, while
Hardee plated a pair of runners.
Danielle Hines singled, Amber
Steedley was safe on a fielder's
choice which took out Casey
Johnson who had walked. A
Kristina Garcia single brought her
teammates home.
All Saints' made it a 3-2 game
with a run in the top of the fourth
inning on a double and single.
Hardee got that run and one more
in the bottom of the fourth. Chelsey
Steedley and Johnson each walked
and rode home on a Jaime Buckley
hit. She and Briseno, who also sin-
gled, were left on base.
Hardee got its final runs in the
home half of the sixth. Buckley
drew a walk, Garcia tripled and
Krystin Robertson singled. A
Chelsea Owens brought them all
home.
Hardee's next game was at
DeSoto last Thursday, when


Hardee had an early 5-0 lead only
to see DeSoto get a run here, one
there and the final two in the bot-
tom of the seventh inning to take
the 6-5 win.
Hardee got three scores in the
first inning. Johnson and Hines
each singled and Buckley, Garcia
and Robertson were all safe on
fielding errors, bringing the first
three runners home.
Two more Hardee runners came
home in the second stanza. Chelsey
Steedley walked and Johnson dou-
bled. Hits by Amber Steedley and
Buckley brought the first two in.
Against Sebring at home on
Friday night, Hardee showed its
improvement, not giving up a shut-
out victory as the Lady 'Cats did at
Sebring early in the year.
It was a scoreless game for the
first three innings, each team leav-
ing runners stranded or going down
one, two, three. A hit batsman, sin-
gle and double brought a pair of
Lady Streaks across home plate in
the fifth inning. Sebring widened
that to 3-0 with another score in the
top of the fifth on a pair of doubles.
Hardee cut that to 3-2 with a pair
of runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Chelsey Steedley and Garcia each
drew a walk, with Garcia retired at
third on her way home. Singles by
Amber Steedley and Buckley kept
runners moving, with the Steedley
sisters the ones to score before the
dust settled.
Sebring used a hit and pair of
errors to put three runs on the board
in the top of the seventh and stifle
Hardee in its last at-bat. A Robert-
son opening walk was nullified by
a pair of game-ending strikeouts.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
bf The Herald-Advocate
SHardee track teams were the best
of. the lot at a seven-team meet in
Avon Park last Tuesday.
SThe double victory came on the
heels of a successful outing at the
Central Florida High School Invita-
tional in Clermont on March 24.
The Hardee boys won the East
Ridge Challenge boys title while
the girls were fifth overall.



CLAIM OF LIEN
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE

BEFORE ME, the undersigned
notary public, personally appeared
Willis R. Smith, Jr. who was duly
sworn and says that he is the owner of
WR Smith Landclearing & Tree
Removal Service, Inc., the llenor here-
in, whose address is: 3570 Peeples
Lane Wauchula, Florida 33873 and
that in accordance with a contract
with Desiderio Gonzalez lienor fur-
nished labor, services or material con-
sisting of:
Tractor and Front End
Loader Work to clear land
and fence rows
on the following described real prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
W/2 of E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4
Less W 10 Ft. for Easement
& 10 FT Off W Side of E/2 of
E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4 of 20-33-
25 Parcel #20-33-25-0000-
09030-0000 as recorded in
the Public Records of
Hardee County Florida
Owned by: Desiderio & Maria
Gonzalez
For a total value of $3500.00 of which
there remains unpaid principal of
$3500.00, plus finance charges in the
amount of $557.51, and additional
finance charges that accrue to date of
payment; and furnished the first of the
items on April 1, 2006; and the last of
the items on March 16, 2007; and'(if
the lien is claimed by one not in privi-
ty with the Owner) that the lienor
served his Notice to Owner.
Willis R. Smith, Jr., as President &
Owner for WR Smith Land Clearing &
Tree Removal Service, Inc. (leinor)
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE
Sworn to and subscribed before me
on this 20th day of March, 2007, the
affiant, Willis R. Smith, Jr., who is per-
sonally known to me.
Sara Kershner
NOTARY PUBLIC
MY COMMISSION EXPIRES. August
9,2010
WARNINGr
This legal document reflects that a
construction lien has been placed
on the real property listed herein.
Unless the owner of such property
takes action to shorten the time
period. This lien may remain valid
for one year from the date of record-
ing, and shall expire and become
null and void thereafter unless legal
proceedings have been commenced
to foreclose or to discharge this
lien.

4:5-26p


Junior Andrea "Drea" Parkinson
was selected as the meet's Out-
standing Athlete with four first-
place finishes, "receiving a very
nice trophy for her efforts," related
coach Don Trew.
The Hardee teams were sched-
uled to participate in the Florida
State University invitational at the
Mile Long Track in Tallahassee last
weekend and go to Avon Park today
(Thursday) for the Chet Brojek
Invitational. The Florida Relays at
the University of Florida's Percy
Beard Track are in Gainesville this
weekend.
Hardee goes to North Port next
Thursday, April 12, for the Class
2A District 11 championships,
where Hardee will compete against
Braden River, Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney, Clearwater Central Cath-
olic, DeSoto, Lemon Bay, Lennard
of Ruskin, Lithia Newsome, St.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25 2007 CA 000 019
WAUCHULA STATE BANK,
a banking corporation under
the laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
.vs.
JOE ARTHUR BYERS, f/k/a
JOE ARTHUR MEDRANO,
RAYMOND M. MEDRANO,
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA and B. HUGH
BRADLEY, Hardee County Clerk
of Court,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
March 30, 2007, in the above styled
cause. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the North Door
of the Hardee County Courthouse in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 25th day of April, 2007, the follow-
ing described property set forth in the
order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
Lot 6 of Block "A" of Village
Green Estates, as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, page 36, public records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Together with and Including a
1981 PALM mobile home
ID#N81601, Florida Title
#21224119.
"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Sale; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.

DATED this 2 day of April 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
4:5-12c


Petersburg Catholic and Riverview
Spoto.
Only the team results have
become available from the meet at
Avon Park on March 27. Hardee
girls were tops with 136 points, fol-
lowed by Lake Placid with 117,
Avon Park 92, Sebring 86, Walker
Academy 44, DeSoto 30 and
Heartland Christian 6.
On the boys side of the ledger,
Hardee's won with 279 points. The
closest competitor was DeSoto
with 147 points, followed by Se-
bring with 47, Avon Park 20, Lake
Placid 17, Heartland 10 and Walker
4.
Hardee boys took first in one
relay and four individual events at
the Clermont meet. They added
three second-place finishes and
four third place medals.
Parkinson had the most success
for Hardee girls. She was success-
ful in both field and running events.
She was first in the triple jump with
a leap of 33' 10.5" and the high
jump at 4'10". She won the 110
hurdles in a time of 17.03 and the
300 hurdles in 50.75.
Hardee's only other girl receiv-



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CaseNo. 252007DR000205
Renee Rivera Krukowski
Petitioner
and
Jerry Krukowski,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Jerry Krukowski
275 Otter Trail Sebring, FL 33875
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
Renee Rivera Krukowski, whose
address Is 125 W. Main St. Wauchula,
FL 33873 on or before May 4, 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 there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, * Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address.
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: 4-2-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
4:5-26p


ing a medal was senior Lillian
Deemer, who placed third in the
discus with a toss of 90'6.5 inches.
Deemer also placed fifth in the shot
put with a hurl of 26'7.5 inches.
Freshman Jalyn placed fifth in the
110 hurdles and 300 hurdles and
eighth in the long jump.
Other Hardee girls adding points
for their team were senior Maricela
Galvan and Melissa Hollon, sophs
Brittany Brown, Marvysha Morris
and Daisy Escoto and freshmen
Briana Aguila, Laura Galvan and
Guadalupe Flores.
Meanwhile, Hardee boys got a
pair of first-place trophies for
senior Lisnell Youyoute, with
junior Pete Solis and soph Jimmy
Cimeus getting one apiece. The

4x800 relay team of senior Jose
Gutierrez, Solis, junior Gilbert
Gutierrez and senior Francisco
"Paco" Lozano won the event.
Youyoute won both the 100- and
200-meter dashes, completing the
first in 11.39 seconds and the sec-
ond in 22.67 seconds. Solis won the
400-meter in a time of 51.72 and
Cimeus took the 100 hurdles in
16.05 seconds.
Hardee boys also had two indi-
vidual and one relay team place
second. Soph Carlos Ramirez
threw the discus 112'2" to place
second. Cimeus cleared 5/6" to
place second in the high jump. The
4x100 relay team of Youyoute,
junior Jayquan Gandy, Cimeus and
soph Marwin Simmons was second
in a time of 44.75.
Jose Gutierrez also got a pair of
third-place medals. He cleared
10'6" in the pole vault and ran
11:01 in the 3,200 or two-mile
event. Junior Olnel Virgile was
third in the 300 hurdles in 45.06
seconds. The 4x400 relay team of
Lozano, Virgile, Gandy and Solis
combined for a 3:38.42 to place
third.
Other Hardee boys getting rib-
bons and adding points were
seniors Anthony Carlton and Pablo
Anselmo, junior Jorge Lopez,
sophs Jean Frenot and Luis Reyes,
and freshmen Nathan Tomlinson,
Martin Vega, Kelsheem White and
Ezayi Youyoute.

Honorable retreats are no ways
inferior to brave charges, as
having less fortune, more of dis-
cipline, and as much valor.
-Major General Sir William
Napier


April 5, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A

FWC Says Don't Buy


Mallard Ducks For Easter


With Easter approaching, many
parents contemplate purchasing
mallard ducklings as gifts for their
children. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) suggest buying your child
the stuffed-animal version instead.
"Although these ducklings might
make nice pets while they're
young, they can live 10 years and
quickly outgrow the cute-and-fuzzy
stage, leaving full-size droppings
on your patio and outdoor furni-
ture," said FWC waterfowl man-
agement coordinator Diane Egge-
man. "When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of
caring for them and decide to turn
them loose into the wild."
What they may not realize is this
is illegal and puts Florida's native
wildlife in jeopardy. By law, no one
may possess, buy or sell mallards in
Florida without special permit from
the FWC, and releasing them is
prohibited.
These activities are against the
law because domesticated ducks,
once released, are capable of trans-
mitting diseases, and they compete
with native wildlife for food and
habitat. The most important reason
is that releasing mallards threatens
the existence of the Florida mottled
duck, a unique subspecies found
only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated mallards
are interbreeding with the mottled
duck, producing hybrid offspring,"
Eggeman said. "This is a serious
concern and if not stopped, this
hybridization could result in the
Florida mottled duck becoming
extinct."
Pet mallards will not migrate
when they are released. They
become established, year-round
residents of our state. When they'
mate with wild mottled ducks, it
pushes Florida's mottled ducks
closer toward extinction.
The Florida mottled duck popu-
lation is relatively small and
already FWC biologists are saying
as many as 12 percent of these
ducks are showing genetic evi-
dence of hybridization.
Today, the future of our mottled
duck is uncertain, but its fate is in
Floridians' hands. The solution
starts with not buying your child a
live duckling for Easter.
For more information on protect-
ing Florida's mottled ducks, con-


tact one of the FWC's waterfowl
offices at (850) 488-5878 or (321)
726-2862, or click MyFWC.-
com/duck/mottled.

There is nothing more difficult
to take in hand, more perilous
Sto conduct or more uncertain
in its success than to take the
lead in the introduction of a new
order of things.
-Niccolo Machiavelli

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 6f
your written defenses, if any, to it o)1
Martha Cleto, whose address is 24,1
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 dr
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 ib
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 thc
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

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Deputy Clerk
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N.W.E.S. Honor Roll (3rd 9 weeks)


Z.S.E. Honor Roll (3rd 9 weeks)


Kindergarten
Araujo, Marylu
Bragg, Aubrey
Brown, J.M.
Canary, Haley
Cano, Anahi
Cruz, Nicole
Deloera, Carlos
Deloera, Patricia
Deloera,Jessica
Dimock, Makenna
Duncan, Ashon
Escobedo, Daniel
Esparza,Hector
Flores, Viviana
Garcia,Adamaris
German, Yadira
Glisson, Hannah
Hernandez,Adelfo
Hill, Devin
Jaramillo, Jose
Kedzior,Rebecca
Kulig, Jeffrey
Lee, Ebony
Lopez-Gonzales, Sandra
Louis, Daniel
Martinez, Erica
Mata-Chagoya, Jose
SMcGuckin, Drew
McLeod, Randy
McMillian, Malik-
Mejia, Betsy
Molina, Marisa
Morales, Juaquin
Obregon, Daniel
Pace,Hardee
SPena, Elias
?hiylor,Nytavis
Plata, Kareli
Pluvoise, Emmanuel
Ramirez, Fatima
Rasor, Desiree
Reynolds, Laura
Rigney,Drew
Rimes,Devan
Rivera, Eddie
Rivera, Norma
Rivers,Na'Shawp
Roberts, Drew
Rojas,Rodrigo
Romero, Eric
Ruiz, Paulo
Salazar, Lillian
Salgado,Ricardo
Sambrano, Marcus
Short,Christina
Thornton, Cain
Thornton,Caleb
Villasana, Idolina
Walker, Jansen
Webb, Tony
Woods, Eric
Yang, Dexter

First Grade
Ahir, Krupa
Arce, Laura


Badillo Ivan
Benitez, Miguel
Bone, Taylor
Briones, Elena
Brown Mary
Brownell Victoria
Charles, Jesula
Contreras, Jordan
Delgado, Jesaiah
Derby Kaylee
Gomez, Mario
Gomez, Nubia
Gonzales, Enrique
Herrera, Noah
Hines-Gaines, Anwaun
Litton, Joshua
Lopez Petra
Lopez, Edith
Lopez, Sydni
Loredo, Anthony
Macias Zachary
Madronal, Rouke
McCoy, Caleb
Neel, Alexis
Nichols, Nicklaus,
Nolan, Rodrigo
Norris Garrett
Patino, Fernando
Paulino Alex
Perez, Carlos.
Perez, Raquel
Ramirez, Jaylon
Ramos,Mayrani
Rojas, Jose
Rosales, Cori-Ann
Salas Angelica
Salgado, Pablo
Sanchez-Silos, Marisol
Santoyo, Layla
Severe, Anderson
Smith, Kendral
Strey,Halie
Sustaita, Jose
Weeks Elizabeth
Zuniga, Ray

Second Grade
Aguilar, Arianna
Bembry, Jessica
Benitez, Adan
Canary, J.T.
Cunningham, Logan
Delhomme, Annetude
Durrance, Laina
Elizalde, Janie
Farias, Lorenzo
Farr, Darby
Ford, Desiree
Gomez-Arrellano
Gonzalez, Marisa
Graham, Taylor
Hartman, Molly
Hernandez, Odalis
Kulig, Rayann
Leon, Agapito
Maldonado, Emily
Marcial-Palacios, Kathy


Mendieta, Rodrigo
Mimbs, Drew
Morales, Agustin
Prestridge, Clayton
Roberts, Cade
Roberts, Will
Saldana, Rosendo
Salgado, Lusero
Santoyo, Jesse
Silos, Antonia
Valletutti, Noah
Valletutti, Noah (omit-
ted from 2nd qtr)
Vargas, Francisco
Villasana, Priscilla
Walker, Trevor
Watson, Gannon
Weeks, Audra
Welch, Sarah
Yang, Destiny

Third Grade
Anselmo, Fernando
Arana, Damaris
Bandy, Amanda
Bennett, Emily
Bryant, Lane
Calvillo, Sonya
Cavazos, Brianna
Chavez, Alexis
Ehrenkaufer, Felise
Garland, Joel
Gough, Cheyanne
Hagans, Andrew
Hall, Matthew
Hinerman, Jennifer
Hodges, Faith
Johnson, Emily
Krell, Dalton
Lopez, Jennifer
Macedo, Daisy
Metheny, Camden
SMitchell, McClain
Mondragon, Mireya
Moore, Ryan
Morales, Crystal
Mosley, Jakayla
Narciso, Stephanie
Negrete, Samuel
Ortiz, Julissa
Perez, Jorge
Rigney, Aubrey
Roblero, Berenice
Saldana, Zozimo
Strey, Nicholas
Thompkins, Jasmine
Toledo, Escar
Valadez, Martha
Wallace, Austin
Weeks, Danielle
Zavala, Juan


Fourth Grade
Albritton, Emily
Benton, Karlee
Bragg, Tyler


Cavazos, Sarah
Craycraft, Patrick
Cruz, Daynaa
Cumbee, Jessica
Derby, Hayley
Farias, Frank
Farr, Allison
Gonzales, Jose
Harshburger, Melanie
Harvey, Chloe
Jernigan, Hannah
King, Sadie
Lane, Cassidy
Lopez, Rebeca
Maldonado, Raquel
Metayer, Esteve
Norwood, Dylan
Owens, Tiffany
Pakovich, Jacob
Paris, Georgeanne
Pena, Christian
Ruiz, Aron
Salgado, Anabel
Skinner, Cheyanne
Spinks, Nancy
Vargas, Kenneth

Fifth Grade
Abel, Isabel
Aguilar, Adriana
Almaraz, JJ
Alvizo, Erick
Andrews, Hailey
Carlton, Arnelle
Ehrenkaufer, Marco
Farrer, Brea
Garcia, McKenzie
Gardner, Briana
Godwin, David
Gonzales, Joshua
Harshburger, Blaine
Hartman, Megan
Hernandez, Adriana
Jaimes, Laura
Jaimes, Rosalina
Lake, Matthew
Maddox, Wyatt
McClenithan, Lacey
Mendoza, Adam (Nickolas)
Miller, Dana
Neuhofer, Jacob
Neuhofer, Zachary
O'Bryan, Brittany
Olivar-Ugalde, Michael
Pace, Aundrea
Parks, Rianna
Rhodes, Emily
Roberts, Erica
Royal, Kramer
Ruiz-Venegas, Irene
Salgado, Norma
Shaw, Kaitlyn
Singleton, Dana
Sustaita, Marisol
Weeks, Leah


Kindergarten All E's
Darby Sanders
Amari DeLeon
Alana Bond
Doraneli Carbaja
Heather Coronado
Isaac Moreno
Luis Angeles
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Daniela Villalva
Sandra Cruz
Jason Hearns
Aiyana Root
Rodrigo Valerio
Infiniti Randolph
Cody Patterson
Alana Woods
Cassidy Brown
Adolfo Gonzalez
Maria Isabel Avalos
Claudio Rojo DeLeon
Logan Albritton
Michaela Klein
Gabby Willis
Carlos Carranza

First Grade All A's
Cody Ellis
Walter Rivera
Kevin Taylor
Jamine Sanchez
Jayma Barnett
Giselle Mendez
Zackary Richardson
Mason Block
Viviana Ponce
Jose Valdiviez

Second Grade All A's
Colt Hancock
Tamara Griffis
Gustavo Villalva
Jose Zuniga

Third Grade All A's
Nathanial Albritton
Elyssa Murphy
Josie Hancock
Kayla Albritton
Claudia Klein
Megan McCullough
Mathew Ledezma

Fourth Grade All A's
Colton Albritton
Meagan Shivers


Angelica Montanez
Julian Galvez

Fifth Grade All A's
Ana Galvez
Dalton Reas
Dean Cain

Kindregarten
All E's and S's
Jamie Richardson
Sammy DeLaTorre
Taylor Brown
Caleb Turner
Tommy Garcia
Vanessa Alcoser
Rose Vang
Analisa Camel
Mercades DeLeon
Gibson Haight
Justin Long
Ingrid Mendoza
Ryan Spears
Isaiah Torres
Noah Torres
Angela Baez
Kaylie Carver
.Kyle Gilliard
Dakota Roberts

First Grade All
A's and B's
Santana Adame
Daniel Alvarez
Dinah Caldwell
Denise Garza
Gary Jaimes
Abigail Juarez
Maria Reyes
Damian Rojas
Kevin Taylor
Genny Vue
Austin Harris
Makayla Benavidez
Montana Bishop
Ashley Gonzalez
Thalia Hartley
Yaneth Izaguirre
Destiny Mendiola
Britney Stutts
Janessa Tamayo
Yesenia Villegas
James Vue
Armando Velasco
Ashja Camel
Mercades Cisneros


Boon Lor
Elias Montoya
Adam Morales
Jeremiah Tenorio
Trever Workman
Carol Allison
Marco Alvarez
Nia Mendoza
Adelina Villafranca
Katie Carver
Brandon Medrano
ulio Castillo
Rosalba Garza
Gabriela Reyes
Ulyssa Rodriguez

Second Grade
All A's and E's
Stephanie DeSantiago
Callie Corson
Gabriel Mendoza
Dominique Murphy
Noah Purser
Luis Castillo Diego
Roxanna Avila-
Serrano
Andres Martinez
Gabby Aguilar
Lacey Adams
Jordan Turner
Carl Atkins
Gisselle Aguirre
Pedro Hernandez
James Sapp
Brennick Mascorro
Araceli Munoz
Tiffany Pina
Clarisa Villa
Alexa Chapa
Jason Alcoser
Isis Garza
Elizabeth Ysasi
Caitlin Rohde
Ellen Bivens
Yolanda Carbajal
Cristian Juarez
Jamee Keller
Jose "Luis" Salgado
Luciano Villafranca
Dayana Villagran
Summer Ackley
Cameron Burnett
Cody Cumbee
Cha Lor
Javier Miguel-Ramos


Mydalis Nunez
Devin Fairfield
Aurelio Modesto

Third Grade
All A's and B's
Blert Camili
Austin Dansby
Alex Hinojosa'
Jesse Johnston
Diego Juarez
Stephanie Limon
Benjamin Tamayo
Maria Munoz
Stevie DeAnda
Mia Newton

Fourth Grade
All A's and B's
Mathew Hicks
Katelyn Hines
Garrett Edenfield
Haley Edenfield
Madison Burnett
Lorenzo Pantoja
Eric Pritchard
Berenice Arana
Glen Ellis
Eduardo Avila
Justin Davidson
Sabrina Stewart
Pagou Vue
Hugo Gonzales
Jimmy Lee
Mateo Macedo-
Hernandez
Nangly Lor
Ithiel Ocana

Fifth Grade
All A's and B's
Lindsay Clark
Steven Crews
Zoe Haight
Sergio Jeminez
Eric Klein
Jennifer Marcial
Lance McCrary
Farrah Muntz
Araceli Ramos
Deanna Sanchez
Cleston Sanders
Marilu Aguirre
Colin Richards
Gustavo Toledo


W.E.S Honor Roll (3rd 9 weeks)


Kindergarten
Donquarius Rosario
Rachel St. Fort
Waylen Richardson
Russel Long
Anahi Ramos
Ciera Munoz
Tyson Sutton
Jerika Rimes
Venessa Valerio
Aliyah Bias
Dawson Cantu
Claire Carlton
Michael Cruz
Marc Delatorre
Joely Garza
Cody Helms
Ashlee Patterson
Diamond Patton
Shelby Spencer
Trey Stephens
Matt Tyson
Valeria Lopez
Hulices Hernandez
Kory Giles
Daniel Sockalosky
Javier Montoya
Angel Perez
Julie Harrison
Rafael Alvarez
Dustin Willis
Issac Normil
Alivia Hodges
Lily Franco
:Victoria Salazar
SLianna Albritton
Ben Clarke
Sarah Carlton
onchita Torres
Tara Hines
Aubrey Stark
Joel Martinez
Shelby Zeigler
barrie Taylor
Diamond Faulk
Adrian Flores
iNeda Alqabsi
: izandro "Bo" Villarreal
b)hristian Brant
Penali Briones
,nthony Rosado
',amilex Miranda
Bryce Hernandez
Bibiana Mier
jasmin Pantoja
Cole Oakes
William Hardin
Oarrett Williams
Prison Ward
Adriana Arana
aylan Birmingham
Marvin Cook
soseph Long
Iakayla Wilson
scar Mota
Suis Martinez
1st Grade
Ellie Palmer


Joley Pleger
Gabriella Ruiz
Brooke Shaw
Cole Terrell
Gracie Albritton
Gabriela Montoya
Adelina Servin
Madison Warnock
Tony Gonzalez
Yisselle Meir
Alexis Piedad
Lindsey Barwick
Alexx Brant
Tanner Carlton
Rene Medina
Jax Ullrich
Ayana Daniels
Lexi Harris
Lillianna Ponce
Rico Arana
Sarai Santana
Darwyn Howard
Kara Friers
Sophia Diakamohalis
Jacob Martinez
Jacques Brown
Dawson Ratliff
Erika Garcia
Cecelia Castillo
Mitchell Allen
Lorena Arana
Faith Arreola
Nubia Hernandez
Maria Paniagua
Maribel Rodriguez
Tylor Alvarado
Sarai Espinoza
Corie Benton
David Duran
Shelby Gibson
Conrad Pace
Emily Patarini
Destiny Scheel
Miguel Ruiz
Joshua Ward
Hope Elliott
Miguel Cardoza
Jerry King-Lopez
Brilyance Augustus
Sierra Coker
Joseph Crawford
Cody Davis
Mariela Miramontes
Savannah Mullins
Mercedes Owens
Emily Pierce
Lane Parks
Christian Wabanimkee

2nd Grade
Aaron Delatorre
Connor Pritchard
Olivia Flores
Dalton Richey
Dominique McLeod
Landon Albritton
Hollyann Brown
Parker Carlton


Abby Clark
Morgan Crews
Hayden Lindsey
Selena Miranda
Isiah Faulk
Isaac Flores
Madison Rucker
Rosie Fimbres
Brooklyn Graham
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Wyatt Zeigler
Larrett Smith
Shayla Albritton
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Shayna Harned
Juan Hernandez
Jonatan Martinez
Arianna Perez
Amber Westberry
Kendall Winter
Omarie Hudson
Brianna Hanchey

3rd Grade
Gabrielle Allen
Ahlam Alqabsi
Jonathan Martin
Sarah McClenithan
Adam Salas
Brandi Swearingen
Diesy Piedad
MaraGoodwyn
Kristen Burkett
Kristian Judah
Morgan Walters
Brenda Miramontes
Logan Gunnoe
Rebecca Albritton
Hannah Carlton
Jordan Evers
Dashawna Goad
Reyna Kirkland
Cheyenne Pohl
Carly Wadsworth
Rebeca Espinoza
Karan Limbachiya
Rachel Parlor
Austin Rimes
Xochil Zavala
Genesis Torres
Kaydance Owens
Seth McGee
Hayden Hawthorne
Morgan Evans
Ally Dotson
Shelby Dees
Conner Crawford

4th Grade
Sarah Beth Albritton
Marcus Battles
Aaron Briones
Brooke Dixon
Caitlin Dufresne
Keyshawn McLeod
Roby Paris
Kiersten Ramirez


Alysa Salazar
Gemi Saunders
Dana Terrell
Anahi Arroyo
Joey Beldin
Valentina Cardoza
Patrick Carlton
Leah Chavez
Victor Deloera
Diana DeSantiago
Jace Flemer
Jordan Jones
Milli Jones
Naushin Khan
Angel Mancillas
Hannah Napier
Haneen Ottallah
Rayna Parks
Ashleigh Prieto
Danielle Smith
Cody Spencer
Alex Ullrich
Leonel Rodriguez
Tatiana Juarez
Elizabeth Alvarez
Timothy Perkins
Alexi Santana
Marissa Chancey
Cesar Fimbres
Jessie Paniagua
Alexandra Lopez
Miles Yates
Makayla Deuberry
Tanor Durden
Kasandra Alvarez
Adriana Olivas
Jose Sandoval
Brinkley. Yeomans

5th Grade
Caroline Durrance
David Gibson
Karlee Henderson
Emily Hughes
Holly Hughes
Kris Johnson
Lark Lukawkski
Alexan Maddox
Luke Palmer
Katie Smith
Errica Snelling
Reed Woods
Zachery Taylor
Brandon Beatty
Savannah Miller
Luke Winter
Zachary Battles
Carlista Brown
Garrett Albritton
Carleigh Coleman
Dustin Goodwyn
Kaitlin Thomas
Moises Duran
Matthew Hamilton
Steven Lopez
Hannah Grisinger
Merislene Cimeus


COURTESY PHOTO
"Mywin" bowling team members Bob Beshel, Frances Harris,
Jerry Mcbride (high man) and Sylvia Stephen took the season
title.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniversary in
April.

BINGO
Pennie Kendorski won the paper
special on March 23. Flo Leverone
won a regular bingo and also won a
hot-ball jackpot as she won on a
hot-ball number. The hot-ball jack-
pots were played off and Joe
Bennitt and Betty Ackermann split
the first one and Sherry Chamber-
lain, Betty Shuster and Mike
Johnson won the second won. On
March 26, Marian Hollingsworth
won the paper special. Congratu-
lations to everyone who won a
paper special or hot-ball jackpot
this season.

END OF SEASON PARTY
Over 100 people attended the
second annual party on March 24
on Mountain Laurel. The food and
the music were great. Hosts Lois
and Paul Conley, Cindy and Bill
Johnson and Beth and Ed Frisbie
produced a superb party.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Don Smith led the U.S. Pledge,
Bernice English led the Canadian
Pledge and Lee Roy Behymer led
the prayer on March 28. The win-
ners of the prizes donated by Mid-
Florida Hardware were Bernice and
Dave English, George and Betty
Shuster, Stella and Bud Browning,
Gary and Sherry Chamberlain and
Jerry and Alta Lauer. The 50/50
winners were Bruce and Thersea
Wood, Don and Flo Smith, Harold


and Betty Johnson and Bill and
Marj Cook.

SCORES
Men's golf March 22: A's, a tie
between Bob Kramer and Jack
Jacobs; B's, L. Walter; C's, a tie
between Al Johnson and Pete
Princing; and D's, Bob Barr.
Ladies golf March 22, Scramble:
the winners were Barb Kramer,


Nancy King, Sharon Potter and
Donna Gervase.

BOWLING s
.The first place team was Mywin
whose members are Sylvia
Stephan, Bob Beshel, Frances
Harris and Jerry McBride. The high
woman for the. season was Alice
Hunt with a 216 and the high man
was Jerry McBride with a 233.

CHURCH
The prelude for the church ser-
vice Mardh 25 was the playing of
familiar hymns by organist Jim
Bolhouse, and pianist, Wilria
Behymer. There were 101 in atten-
dance and Maxine Stromme was
Sthe greeter. Wesley Reeves and Bob
Wilday were ushers. The pianist,
and organist played "He Lives" as
.the offering was received. The
choir contributed tot he service by
singing "The Eastern Gate," direct-
ed by Nancy Morrison.
Rev. Winne introduced his son,
Rev. Doug Winne, pastor of the
Lancaster Evangelical Free Church
in Liditz, Pa., who delivered a most
inspiring sermon titled "Don't Give
the Devil a Foothold." .Scripture
references were Ephesians 4:17,
27. Hymns used during the service
were "All Hail the Power of Jesus'
Name"; "Are You Washed in the
Blood?"; and "Jesus Loves.:Even
Me". The service.closed by singing
"God Be with You till We Meet
Again." '
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.IV Jolt DeSoto 3-1 Subdivision Concerns Neighbors


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A run apiece in the first, third and
fifth innings gave the Hardee junior
*varsity Wildcats a 3-1 victory over
rival DeSoto.
It was the only win of the week
as the junior 'Cats were roughed up
at Sebring on Friday night.
The season ends with a trio of
games, Monday home vs. Lake
Placid and tomorrow (Friday) at
Bartow. The road finale is April 10
at Palmetto.
"We had some good pitching and


good defense against DeSoto. We
could have scored more if we could
have gotten more key hits," said JV
head coach John Sharp, who used
Michael Dixon on the mound for
five innings and used Koty Porter
as the closer.
The 'Cats opened with a first-
inning score by designated hitter
Tyler Cobb, who singled. Josh
Rogers was safe on an error, which
allowed Cobb to come on home.
DeSoto left one runner aboard after
he walked.
In the second stanza, Adam


9 Weightlifters


Go To Sectionals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At least nine Hardee weight-
lifters should advance to the sec-
tional meet at Fort Meade today
(Thursday).
All have achieved their personal
best and best among the area con-
tenders, said head coach Hacam
Shweil after last week's perfor-
mance at the Sebring High qualifier
which Hardee won.
Senior Reggie Grizzard, juniors
Jordan Grimsley, David Newcomb,
Jason Jester, Wade Mahoney and
Jorge Lopez, and freshmen Phillip
Barton, Coty Skinner and. Tony
Valdez will all probably attend and
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meet, said the hopeful Shweil.
At last week's final qualifying
tri-meet at Sebring, Hardee bested
both the Blue Streaks and Avon
Park Red Devils, with first-place
finishes by Grimsley, Newcomb
and Skinner.
Grimsley competed in the 169
weight division and came in with a
485 total. Newcomb dominated in
the 154s with a 445 total and
Skinner moved to first place with a
290 total in the 129s when team-
mate Valdez had a stronger weight
total but came in over weight for
his division and was ruled exhibi-
tion only.
Similarly, Mahoney placed third
in his weight class but was ruled
exhibition when he didn't make
weight. Barton was moved up to
the third place spot as he was only
five pounds behind Mahoney.
Grizzard also placed third. In the
219 class he had his second-best
personal best of the year with a 265
bench and 240 in the clean and jerk.
Lopez took second in the heavy-
weight division with a 540 total.
Other weightlifters this season
have included juniors Ronnie
Bandy, Thomas Benbow, Tyler
Bumby, Jerrod Hendry, Kris Ross-
man and Gerardo Villegas, sophs
Skylar Alden, John Almarez, Ray
Deanda, Devon Harris, Nolan
Newhausaer, Scott Reid and Logan
Thomas. Freshman trying their
hand at it are Tyler Alden, Jonathan
Kelly and Eric Martin.


Cartwright walked and worked his
way to third base, but could not get
home before the third out. DeSoto
also left one runner stranded, when
Dixon got back-to-back strikeouts.
In the third inning, Cobb singled
and scored again, aided by a sacri-
fice fly by Dalton Farr. Hardee was
up 2-0. DeSoto left another walker
on base.
In the fourth inning, it was three
up, three down for Hardee and two
left on base for DeSoto, which
managed a pair of hits.
Hardee put its final run on the
board in the fifth inning. Leadoff
batter Tony Martinez drew a walk.
An error on a Rogers hit allowed
him to race home.
DeSoto got its only iun in the
home half of the fifth, on a walk,
sacrifice grounder and single. Both
teams left batters stranded the rest
of the game and Hardee claimed
the 3-1 win.
At Sebring on Friday afternoon,
the first game in a double-header,
Hardee had no advantages. Pit-
chers, Cobb, Dustin Maddox,
David Richardson and Porter could
not shut down the junior Blue
Streak bats.
Hardee started well, when Dixon
tripled and trotted home on a
Rogers fly to deep right field.
Sebring answered with a pair of tal-
lies on a walk, error, fielder's
choice and Dustin Lang single.
While Hardee was trying to score
over the next four innings, Sebring
had a slugfest, with a pair of hits
plating a pair of runners in the sec-
ond inning and six more runs com-
ing in on a half dozen hits, an error,
a walk and a hit batsman. It was 10-
1.
SHardee put a trio of runs on the
board in the top of the fifth.
Cartwright singled to left field.
Conner Davis drew a walk to put
two on base. Carson Davis nearly
outran the relay on a bunt but
advanced his teammates. Martinez
was retired on a pop fly on the out-
field behind second. Dixon drew a
walk. When Rogers doubled over
the left fielder's head, it brought in
the runners to make it an 10-4
game, but that was all Hardee could
get, stranding runners in the sixth
and seventh innings.
Sebring added its final pair of
scores in the home half of the fifth
on a walk, error and pair of hits,
winning 12-4.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 20-home subdivision planned
for 10.02 acres at the northwest
corner of the Louisiana Street/Ter-
rell Road intersection drew opposi-
tion on Monday evening.
After much discussion, the Wau-
chula City Commission approved
first reading of ordinances to annex
the Elliott Roberts property, change
its future land use designation from
county Town Center to city Single-
Family Residential and changing
its zoning classification from coun-
ty Farm Residential to city Single-
Family Residential.
Neighboring residents wanted to
see an agreement that would limit
the area to larger homes and lots
compatible with theirs.
Since the commission meeting
had been moved up from its sched-
uled April 9 to April 2 because of
Spring Break next week, the agree-
ment hadn't been completed in
time for Monday's meeting. Plan-
ner Don Chancey, speaking for
Roberts, said it was substantially
the same as the Pro-Corp agree-
ment reached after months of nego-
tiations on housing on the west side
of Terrell Road and on down tQ SR
64.
Chancey said the homes would
be 1,600 square foot on lots 80 feet
deep except those on corner lots
which would- need 95 feet for set-
back requirements on both sides.
The agreement would stay with the
property in perpetuity.
Commissioner Jerry Conerly
pointed out that the reclassification
from F-R, which would allow 780-
square-foot homes, to R-1 homes of
1,600 square feet was better for the
neighborhood.
Chancey offered to meet with
area residents with a completed
property agreement and give them
adequate time to study it before
second, and final, reading of the
ordinances at the May 14 commis-
sion meeting.
All are invited to a workshop at
City Hall at 6 p.m. next Thursday,
April 12, to get a copy and ask
questions of the proposed agree-
ment.

In other action, the commission:
approved an ordinance termi-
nating the Wauchula Firefighters
Pension Trust Fund, culminating
months of planning to distribute


Incentive Grant the city was award


shares to the remaining retired fire-
fighters who had retired when the
county established its fire-rescue
department.
approved, on second reading
with no opposition, a rezone of the
1.36-acre Carol M. Knight property
at 604 S. Seventh Ave. from R-1,
single-family residential, to R-2,
single family-residential/duplex.
approved a resolution accept-
ing the low bid of $2,387,697 of
Spectrum Underground Inc. for
construction of the influent lift sta-
tion and headworks, the first stage
of the expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant.
"Timing was essential to use or
lose the $2.25 million Community
Development Disaster Recovery


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


FAMILY SPRING FLING APRIL 21
"Life Is Full Of Choices. Choose Wisely!"
This is the motto of the Hardee County Teen Pregnancy Prevention &
Drug Prevention Coalition. It is a simple thought that is full of meaning.
As adults know, life presents lots of choices. Not all-choices are equal
in value or impact on the rest of your life. Parents have the opportunity to
help their children learn to make good choices, and to think about the con-
sequences of poor choices. Common excuses for making poor choices are
"everybody is doing it" or "there is nothing else to do around here."
Believe it or not, parents are still the most powerful influence in their
children's lives, especially when it comes to learning how to make deci-
sions regarding risky behaviors. The best way to teach this is by example.
As your children grow up, they spend a great deal of time watching how
you make decisions and how you handle challenges in life.
There are several maxims that put this into perspective:
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
Actions speak louder than words.
The hardest thing you will ever do is teach someone else to do the
hardest thing you have ever done.
Spending time enjoying an activity with your children sends the mes-
sage that they are important and valuable people. They know this because
you are investing your most valuable asset, your time.
The coalition is sponsoring an event that will only cost the time you
spend enjoying it. On Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the
2007 Hardee County Family Spring Fling will be held at the Wauchula
Municipal Airport. You will want to mark your calendar for this great
opportunity to enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun.
You can enjoy lots of activities that day, including puppet shows,
horseback rides, a bouncing house, Sparky the firefighter's dog, and much
more. A free lunch of hot dogs and chips will be served. There also will be
door prizes for all ages, including free airplane rides for kids ages 10-17 if
their parent is present to sign a permission slip.
Plan to join the fun on April 21 at the Wauchula Municipal Airport for
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organizations. Presently, Hardee
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County Chamber of Commerce,
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County YMCA, Hardee .County
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10A The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2007


What Did County Accomplish in 2005-06?


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

COMMUNITY DEVELOP-
MENT AND SERVICES
Community Development
This office works to obtain many
of the grants for housing and recre-
ation in the county.
This department wag particularly
instrumental and drew statewide
accolades for its work coordinating
hurricane recovery in the county.
Director Janet Gilliard and her staff
worked with churches and volun-
teer groups on the construction of
82 single-family homes in 2005
and 2006, replacement of 24 homes
damaged or destroyed by the hurri-
canes.
It also applied for and received
over $10,142,860 in five housing
grant programs for repairs, replace-
ment, temporary relocation, first-
time homeowner, rental and new
development assistance.
Other grants were received from
the Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Programs for a
baseball and soccer complex at


Hardee Park, replacement of 400
trees at Pioneer Park and work at
Hardee Lakes Park. Yet more have
been received for primary health
care, diabetes and health outreach
programs.

County Extension
A combination of federal, state
and county funds are used for this
department which offers the com-
munity information and programs
in agriculture, 4-H, family and con-
sumer sciences and energy conser-
vation. Topics at seminars have
been as varied as goat herd man-
agement, pasture management,
commercial forage, artificial in-
semination for beef cattle and win-
ter feed supplementation.
There are monthly nutrition
classes at the various schools and
adult education and child care
providers, oversight of the 4-H stu-
dent projects and teen pregnancy
prevention classes.
A 21-year extension service em-
ployee was chosen as the 2006
Hardee County Employee of the
Year. Mary Mitchell was applauded
for the work she has done to help
organize and maintain the county's
4-H program, assisting volunteers,
members, parents and the public.
She even spends extra time outside
the office as a 4-H volunteer. "She
consistently contributes more than
is expected and comes to work each
day with a good attitude," con-
cludes the accolade.

Library
Books, periodicals, family read-
ing and children's programs,
monthly artist and author school
programs, Heartland Cooperative
exchanges, audio and computer
access, summer youth programs
and computer classes are among


DID YOU KNOW MY AUNT OUIDA?
If you have lived in Hardee County very long, you probably know, or
heard through the proverbial grapevine, about my Aunt Ouida Roberts. In
the past 15 or 20 years she has been featured in several in-depth articles in
publications like the Tampa Tribune.
Aunt Ouida is a remarkable woman who, at 92 years old, is still run-
ning her own affairs, with the help of her two daughters and Marcus
Shackleford who supervises the cattle operation. She.has been a legendary)
character in the Lemon Grove for years. -
I have written previously that my mother always worked so I had the
privilege of staying with my aunts and uncles. My very first recollection of
Aunt Ouida was going to town with her to sell cucumbers. It was a time
when most of the small farmers came in with loads of vegetables that were
auctioned off at the produce market.
On that occasion I went with Aunt Ouida in her car. The back seat
removed, and she had several crates of cucumbers stacked in the back and
in the trunk of her 1938 Chevrolet.
We drove to what is now the State Farmers Market, just south of town,
and there was a long line of vehicles. We had to wait our turn, then the buy-
ers came out to the car to examine the cucumbers, and they were auctioned
off exactly like they auction cattle today at the local livestock market.
I have heard the story many times about the time Aunt Ouida was
spending time at granddaddy's house helping take care of him. She was
only in her late teens, before she was married, and times were pretty hard.
The family was short of money, and right by herself Aunt Ouida shot a
beef, butchered it, quartered it and hauled it up to Frostproof to a meat mar-
ket for groceries and cash for the family.
I am always amazed at the lifestyle of the early pioneer women like
Aunt Ouida, who was born in 1915. There was no electricity or running
water, clothes were boiled in a pot over an open fire in the yard, and they
cooked on a wood stove. I can't even imagine a young girl killing and
butchering a beef by herself, even if her family was hungry, but it was
always one of my favorite stories about Aunt Ouida.
Actually, women's liberation had very little significance for Aunt
Ouida, and all the women in the Smith family, as far as they were con-
cerned, they were born liberated.
I moved to Lemon Grove about 10 years ago and have lived just down
the road from Aunt Ouida. She is an astute businesswoman and has always
had some very definitive opinions about almost anything that was dis-
cussed.
One of my most recent visits with her was at a nursing home in
SSarasota last year. She was sitting at a table visiting with several other
ladies. I thought I'd have a little fun with them so I told them how Aunt
Ouida was a well-known rancher in the Lemon Grove community.
She seemed to be enjoying the stories and finally one of the ladies
asked, "Well, Ouida, how many head of cattle do you have?" That started a
dialogue and Aunt Ouida proceeded to tell them, "Well, I had this many
cows, and I sold a hundred, and then I had that many cows." It wasn't real-
ly a lie, just a lengthy yarn about her complex ranching business.
What Aunt Ouida did was to create a smokescreen because no one her
age would ever tell how much money they had or how many cbws they had.
I. finally told the lady her question was an inappropriate question. She was-
tn't going to tell them anyway.
I think the important thing now is that Aunt Ouida is the sole surviving
member of her clan, and in that position she enjoys an immense amount of
respect from all the family.


COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured from left to right Kong Smith, Iris Hendry, Ouida
Roberts, Mildred Hadsel, Nell Durrance, Neda Prescott and
Harry Smith.


the many offering of the local
library. There were 12,776 patrons
who had 44,998 visits to the library
last year.

Parks And Recreation
Hardee Lakes, Hardee Park and
Pioneer Park, including the Animal
Refuge, are the special focus of this
department. park managers see that
facilities are maintained, the muse-
um is open and the public has use
of these facilities.
The animal refuge saw the addi-
tion of bobcat kittens, white-tail
deer, a cougar and four raccoons.
Climbing platforms for the bobcats,
fire hose hammocks for the bears,
jolly balls for the cougars, a new
bat house, 15 cypress trees for the
deer exhibit, oak trees for the
ostrich exhibit and employee
boardwalk access steps were com-
pleted.

Pioneer Park Days
This annual pride event held for
38 years is planned and managed
by the human resources depart-
ment. It is one of the large exhibits
in the southeastern U. S. and draws
vendors and exhibitors from all
over the nation and Canada.
Proceeds go toward park improve-
ments. Ticket sales last year were
$48,426. All 491 flea market spaces
were sold and lights, staging sound
equipment were added to the
Nicherson-Ullrich building.

Human Services
This is a category which includes
contributions the county makes to
various service organizations in the
county, such as the Health
Department, Hope of Hardee,
Resthaven, Hardee Association for
Retarded Citizens, the Caring
Peoples Ministry, Tri-County
Addictions and Peace River Center
(mental health facility). Also
included are the Cutting Edge
Ministries, Wauchula Main Street,
the Housing Authority, Chamber of
Commerce, Recreation Complex
and YMCA.

Veterans
The county lost its full-time
Veterans Affair Officer in February
2006 and is seeking a qualified
replacement. Meanwhile, the Em-
ergency Management and Red
Cross officers refer local veterans
to hospitals and veterans offices
around the area.
Veterans Affairs officer Larry
Pelton returned to the position and
is available Tuesdays and Thurs-
days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his
office in Courthouse Annex II,
SRoom 104, the second door from
the south on the east side, facing
U.S. 17 South

Probation
County probation supervises all
the misdemeanor and county crimi-
nal court probationers, especially
those who were sentenced to 2,494
hours of community service the last
fiscal year, saving the county
$15,765 in work at the landfill,
road department and Pioneer Park.
In the last year, there were 333
new probation cases, warrants were
issued for 149 violators. There
were 119 where warrants were
issued and probation revoked.
There was $77,666 in probation
fees, $86,032 in court-ordered fines
and fees and $4,664 restitution col-
lected.
This is the concluding article in a
series of reports on the activities
and achievements included in the
2005-06 annual report presented to
the Hardee County Commission
recently.


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2007 DIXIE MAJORS SCHEDULE

FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
March31
Field #1 9:00am 5v4
Field #2 9:00am 3v2
Field #1 12:00 pm I v6
Concession 5,3,1
April 2 Aril 3 Arii April 6 Sprine break
Field#l: 6:00pm I v2 4v6 4v2 6v5 April9-13
Field #2: 6:00pmr rainout 3 v 5 rainout 3 v
Concession 1 4,3 2 6,3

April 16 April 17 Anril 19 April 20
Field#1:6:00pm 6v3 5v2 4v3 5 v
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout 1 v 4 rainout 2 v 6
Concession 6 5, 1 4 5,2

April 23 ADril 24 April 26' April 27
Field #1: 6:00pm 5 v4 3v2 6 v4 2v
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout 1 v 6 rainout 5 v 3
Concession 5 3, 1 6 2, 5

April 30 Mav May 3 Ma4
Field #1: 6:00pm 2v4 5v6 3v6 2v5
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout v 3 rainobt 4 vl
Concession 2 5, 1 3 2,4

May 7 MavS MaVlO Mavl
Field#1: 6:00pm 4v5 2v3 3v4 Iv5
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout 6 v 1 rainout 6 v 2
Concession 4 2,6 3 1,6

Ma 14 May5 I May17 May18
Field#1: 6:00pm 4v6 v2 4v2 6v5
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout 3 v 5 rainout 3 v
Concession 4 1,3 4 6.3

May21 May 22 May 24 Ma 25
Field #1: 6:00pm 6v3 5 v2 4v3 5v1
Field #2: 6:00pm rainout I v 4 rainout 2 v 6
Concession 6 5, 1 4 5,2

May28 May29
Field #1:6:00pm Memorial Day Championship
Field #2: 6:00pm (If needed)
Concession Home team
**First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the official scorebook and the
visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as assigned by the team parent
Team 1: All Creature's Yankees Team 3: Joe L. Davis Braves Team 5: Chapman Fruit Athletics
Team 2: Vision Ace Hardware Reds Team 4: Fl. Fuel Mets Team 6: Countryside Growers- D. Rays



Dixie Majors Started Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All six teams got into the action
on opening day Saturday.
Three of them got # hand up. on
the season with victories. The All
Creatures Animal Hospital Yank-
ees, Joe L. Davis Braves and
Florida Fuel Mets are each 1-0,
while the Vision Ace Hardware
Reds, Chapman Fruit Athletics
(A's) and Countryside Growers
Devil Rays are looking for their
first victories.
There are games four nights a
week, solo outings on Mondays and
Thursday, and double-headers,
using both fields on Tuesdays and
Friday. All games are at 6 p.m. at
the George Heine fields off South
Florida Avenue in Wauchula.
Spectators are welcome and there is
no admission fee. There will be no
games next week because of Spring
Break.
In the Field 1 opener, Saturday,
the Mets marched past the A's 18-2.
Tyler Cloud homered and Kris
Johnson, Trenton Gantt and Eric
Klein each doubled for the Mets.
Johnson and Cody Spencer each
circled the bases three times.


Dalton Reas and Garrett Albritton
came home twice each and Gantt,
Wyatt Maddox, Klein and Cloud
added a run each. Other Mets are
Tyler Bragg, Dustin Goodwyn,
Michael Heine and Tim Steedley.
Leadoff batter Dalton Rabon
doubled and walked to score the
only two runs for the As. Hits by
Luke Winter, Michael Grace,
Blaine Harshburger and Tomas
Gomez left them stranded along
with Cole Choate and Matthew
Grace. Other A's are Zack Battles,
Cody Dyal, Zachary Dyal, Justin
Forrester and Ezekiel Servin.
In the only game on Field 2, the
Braves shut down the Reds 10-0.
Vince Grimsley homered, had a
trio of RBIs and struck out 11 bat-
ters in his first mound appearance
of the year for the Braves. Leadoff
batter Jacob Bolin and Ryan
Ramirez each doubled. Bolin fin-
ished with a three-for-three night at
the plate, scoring twice. Kramer
Royal, Luke Palmer, Kyle Schrank,
Will Bennett, Tyler Helms, Roby
Paris, Ramirez and Grimsley each
came home once. Other Braves are
Patrick Carlton, William Crawford
and Kacey Bryant.


Reed Woods, Zack Carranco,
John Michael Chason, Colton Mills
and Bradley Brewer were left on
base for the A's. Others on the
squad "e Steve Crews, Tyler
Hewett, Wyatt Kofke, Trenton
Moon, Dylan Norwood, Cleston
Sanders and Austin Stoner.
In the noon game on Field 1, the
Yankees downed the Devil Rays 7-
3.
The Yanks got a pair of runs
apiece from Armando Alamia and
Jake Altman. Frank Fariaas, Dustin
Scheel and Jake Deanda added the
other scores. Codie Dean was
stranded three times. Other
Yankees are Wilson Bembry, Aaron
Briones, Jose Gonzales, Mason
Gough, Jordon Jones and Austin
Judah.
German Figueroa put apair of
scores on the board for the D-Rays.
Leadoff batter Marco Deleon sin-
gled and scores. Other Devil Rays
are Alex Clarke, Julian Galvez,
Joseph Juarez, Kevin Kunkel, Matt
Lake, Tristan Montgomery, Devin
Pearson, Tommy Redding, Justin
Rickett and Mason Waters.


"'fatfare F&est 207 is April 28, 2007

including the 2007 Hardee Lakes Fishing Tournament


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Phone Phone
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Wal-Mart or you may mail your entries with registration fees to PO Box 863, Bowling Green, Florida 33834
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(Total Weight, max 2 fish, Lake 1 & 2 (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
Lake 3 & 4 (1st & 2nd)
$10-Big Bass per person (1st Place Only, per lake)
$10-Catfish from the Bank (Weght of largest
fish, 1st Place Only)






April 5, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11A


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SFor The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School
received a brand new collection .of,
books and as well as a special visi-
tor this week.,
The school media center received
a grant from the National Endow-
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centering on the theme "Becoming
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Thursday, April 5, 2007


'Cats Stop DeSoto, Lose to Sebring


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats split district
encounters last week.
The euphoria of tying for second
place in the district standings after
beating DeSoto 3-1 on Tuesday
evening, turned into disappoint-
ment after a 7-1 loss at Sebring on
Friday night.
The loss may have been even
worse than the one game which
dropped Hardee back into the pack
of contenders for the district seed-
ing advantage. Outstanding Wild-
cat pitcher and utility infielder Will
Krause suffered a fractured first
finger on his pitching hand and
may be sidelined for a while.
This week Hardee plays at
Sarasota Booker on Tuesday and is
home for a visit from Bartow
tonight (Thursday). During Spring
Break next week, Hardee get a visit
from Palmetto on Tuesday and
travels to Bartow on Thursday.
The regular season ends with a
trio of road games. At Lakeland on
April 17, Auburndale April 18 and
Fort Meade on April 19. District
competition is April 23-27 at
Sebring.

HARDEE 3, DESOTO 1
The only score for the Bulldogs
came in the top of the first inning
when senior pitcher Ricky Morales
homered over the right field fence.
Krause went the distance in getting
the win for Hardee, striking out six,
including the final two outs of the
game.
A Jake Benavides walk was the
only base runner for Hardee in the
first inning. In the second, Mike
Hollenbeck singled over the first
sacker's head and stole second hut
was stranded when a double play


ended the inning.
The Wildcats finally got on the
board in the third inning. Cody
Greene bunted toward third and
beat it out, but was caught shortly
on an attempted steal. Weston
Palmer was safe on an error and
Krause got aboard on another muff.
When Benavides doubled to deep
left center, Palmer came home.
Krause followed moments later on
a passed ball. It was 2-1.
Hardee picked up another run in
the home half of the fifth inning.
With two away, Krause singled to
left field. On an errant pickoff
attempt, Krause raced all the way to
third. When Benavides drew a
walk, it put runners on the corners.
Krause came home on another
errant pickoff play at first.
Coach Steve Rewis was pleased
with his team's victory. "I thought
Will pitched a great ball game and
we played great defense, error free.
We executed the rundown and pick-
off and did the little things that
make you a winner."

SEBRING 7, HARDEE 1
Hardee faced Sebring senior
hurler Chaz Abelin who had seven
strikeouts in his six-plus innings of
work.
The game was marred by bad
sportsmanship by the Sebring
announcer and fans, coupled with a
high inside pitch to Krause. When
the ball came toward his head, he
put up his hand to defend it, was hit
on the hand, considered an exten-
sion of the bat. As he went down in
pain, the ball trickled to the outfield
and was thrown to first to retire the
side. Rewis argued the play heated-
ly to no avail. Carl Basey went in to
play first base and relieve Krause
who was taken to the hospital for x-


rays.
The incident unnerved Abelin
who left the game with one home
and one out in the top of the sev-
enth. Reliever Cory Higgins came
in an ended the game.
Neither team scored in the first
two innings. A double play stopped
Sebring in the home half of the first
after Nick Maloyed singled. In the
second, the bases were left jammed
with Blue Streaks when the third
out occurred.
It was the third inning when
Sebring began to get on the board.
A hit batsman, and singles by
Charlie Peck, Tony Vasquez and
Adam Simmons brought two run-
ners home.
Sebring added an insurance run
in the fourth inning. With two
down, a walk and long Maloyed
singled put another score on the
board.
In the fifth, it was yet another run
on four hits and stolen bases. It was
a 4-0 ball game. While Sebring was
putting runs on the board, Hardee
was stranding runners. A Brek
McClenithan double went for
naught, as did a Krause double.
Sebring put the game away with
a free-for-all in the home half of the
sixth, taking advantage of the dis-
ruption when Krause was injured in
the top of the inning. Hits, a walk
and an error combined to plate the
final three runs to make it 7-0.
An error )put Benavides on base
to start the seventh inning. A Mike
Hollenbeck walk put two on base.
Consecutive passed balls with
Justin Painter at bat, allowed
Benavides to come home and
resulted in a pitching change. A
groundout by the new pitcher
ended the game with disgruntled
fans on both sides of the field.


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Fussell Are Engaged


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The officers of the Gen. David E. Twiggs Camp No. 1462 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans swore in eight new members at their
February meeting at the Elks Lodge in Wauchula. At the brief ceremony are (from left) Jacob Miller, Grayson Braddock, David
Henderson, Dale Henderson, Steve Ford, Hank Miller, David Poteat, Bill Walker, Camp Cmdr. Leon Arthur and Chaplain Terry.
Hudson. The group meets every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge. For more information, call (863) 494-7725.


O.C. and Angee Coker of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Lauren
Morgan Coker, to Thomas Vasser
Fussell, the son of Lynn and Leota
Fussell of Arcadia.
The bride-elect is a 2003 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently a senior at the


University of South Florida, major-
ing in elementary education.
The prospective groom is a 1995
graduate of DeSoto Senior High
School. He is manager of Fussell's
Frozen Foods.
Plans are being made for a Nov.
17 wedding at the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.


The Wednesday Musicale of
Wauchula will meet on Wednesday,
April 11, at 4 p.m. The annual
piano program, "Play Me a Piano
Again," will be performed by the
club pianists.
Carol Myer, Libby Bradley,
Gloria Davis, Dot Bell, TimDavis
and Jeraldine Crews will play a
variety of solos and two. piano
arrangements of favorite selections.
Hostesses will be the past presi-
dents.


The silver tea will be served and
donations will be accepted for the
scholarship fund to aid deserving
students of music. There will be a
Chinese auction of a variety of
antique sheet music, which will
also benefit the scholarship fund.
All members are encouraged to
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THE MOST RADICAL CHOICE YOU WILL EVER MAKE
If you were to go and live in another country, you would certainly study
-their laws to stay out of trouble. You would study their language so you
could communicate. You would study their history and traditions to learn
why they think the way they do.
Yet, when people are admitted to the Kingdom of God, they often give
little time to study the one book valued above all others in this Kingdom.
They seldom consider the special rules that prevail here. And they make lit-
tle effort to interview people who have lived in the Kingdom for years.
Instead, they carry in the baggage of old habits, prejudices and assump-
tions and are stunned to find out that they don't work in the new environ-
ment!
In the Kingdom of God, they will hear, "Be ye holy for I am holy." If
they have carried in their old ways of thinking, they'll exclaim, "That's
impossible!"
They will hear, "Deny yourself and take up your cross" and they'll say
with the scribes and Pharisees of old, "This is a strange teaching. Who can
bear it?"
When they hear, "Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you"
they will try to find a newer version of the Bible where this verse is modi-
fied a bit.
When will we face the fact that becoming a Christian is the most radi-
cal choice a person can make on this planet? This doesn't mean sprucing iup
our lives with a new coat of paint. It is not a grand renovation. It is having
the old mansion leveled and an entirely new one erected in its place.
None of the old planks, pipes and cement work can be reused in the
new construction. It is an entirely new creation. It is, in fact, the life of
Christ Himself installed in a human being.
There will still be storms, trials, testing. We still need to trust, to be
patient, to allow the new life within us complete freedom. But do not fear.
Everything is "under new management!"


HABITAT HELPERS


COURTESY PHOTO
The Key Club at Hardee Senior High School recently raised $525
for the local unit of Habitat For Humanity. The club has been a
faithful supporter of Habitat For Humanity, both financially and
through volunteer work, and its efforts help in building safe
affordable homes for families in need. Key Club President Zakk
McClellan (left) and past president Madison Graham (right) are
shown here presenting the donation to Habitat Secretary Julie
Durrance. Anyone interested in becoming a Habitat For
Humanity volunteer is invited to call Sherron Jensen at 773-
6602.


Fort Meade Native

Returns To Sing


A 1954 Fort Meade High School
alumnus will bring his Spoken 4
Quartet for an evening of gospel
singing on April 14 at 7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church of
Fort Meade.
Tommy Fairchild, who became
the baritone singer for the Florida
Boys Quartet in 1957 during Glen
Allred's sabbatical, will return to
his home community a week from
Saturday to present an evening of
music, along with tenor Charles
"Chuck" Crain, bass Cecil Stringer,
baritone Jeremy Wilkerson and
lead Jon Charles Taggart.
Tommy's son, Ron Fairchild has


replaced him at the keyboard for
the Oak Ridge Boys with whom he
worked in the 1960s. Tommy Fair-
child has won numerous Grammy
and Dove awards and performed in
60 foreign countries. He has twice
been inducted into the Gospel
Music Hall of Fame and won many
other honors. He has played at the
Presidential Prayer Breakfast, in
both houses of Congress and for the
Supreme Court.
Admission to the church's
evening of gospel music is free but
a love offering will be received.
More information on the quartet is
available at spoken4qt.com.


Health Department Gets

New Medical Director


Dr. Stephen L. Gordon has joined
the Hardee County Health Depart-
ment as its new executive medical
director.
Gordon comes to the Health
Department with more than 20
years of experience in clinical and
academic medicine. He is board-
certified in internal medicine and
infectious disease, with a special
interest in travel medicine.
"We are delighted to have this
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Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cornell, of
Mt. Plymouth, a six pound 15
ounce son, William "Will" Wood-
row, born Dec. 17, 2006, Lakeland
Regional Memorial Hospital. He
joins older brother Warren. Mrs.
Cornell is the former Claire Terrell.
Maternal grandparents are John and
Tito Terrell of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Warren and
Barbara Cornell of Arcadia.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Frances Boney of Avon Park, and
Woodrow and Mary Louise Cornell
of Orlando.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.



First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green is planning a huge
yard sale on April 14 beginning at
7:30 a.m. and welcomes all contri-
butions. All proceeds will be sent to
the North American Baptist Mis-
sion to, assist Annie Armstrong.
The church hopes to have furni-
ture, appliances, housewares, fish-
ing equipment, adult and children's
clothing, fudge and other baked
goods. Anyone who wants to help
can stop by the church office at 102
Oak Ave., Bowling Green or call
the church office at 375-2253 or
Judye Mercer at 767-6045.
Spirit Wind Tabernacle will
begin revival Easter Sunday and
continue through Sunday, April 15.
Sunday's services are 6 p.m. and
weekday and Saturday services are
at 7:30.
The featured evangelists are
Sister Sherry Clark and Sister
Dottie Williams. Rev. Laurence C.
Williams and the congregation
invite everyone to the church at
1652 Old Bradenton Road. For
more information, call 773-2946.
Victory Praise Center will host
.a gospel sing on Saturday at 7 p.m.,
featuring the Hearts of Grace
singers. Refreshments will be
served after the evening of worship.
The public is invited to the
church at 132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green for this evening of worship.


half of the Hardee County Health
Department," said Administrator
Marsha F. Rau. "Dr. Gordon brings
a wealth of knowledge and experi-
ence, and will assist the department
in continuing to positively impact
the health of all residents in Hardee
County."
Along with administrative duties,
Gordon will be seeing patients with
infectious diseases and will be
available to patients who are in
need of specialty medical care.
Additionally, he will begin a trav-
el medical clinic. This will be a new
service to the community and will
offer advice, prescriptions and vac-
cinations for travelers. The clinic
will also see travelers who are ill
upon their return.
"I'm excited to have the opportu-
nity to assume this new role as a
leader in public health and to accept
the many challenges it will bring,"
Gordon said. "I look forward to
making a difference in Hardee
County and working with the won-
derful team at the county Health
Department."


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3rd Birthday
Lauren Rae Gainous, the daugh-
ter of Gayle Gainous of Zolfo
Springs, turned 3 years old on
Saturday, Feb. 10.
She celebrated the occasion with
a birthday party at her home.
Theme for the party was Barbie
Ballerina.
Guests were served cake, ice
cream and drinks.
Joining in the festivities were
grandparents Betty Grimes and
Joan and Tommy Gainous; aunts
and uncles Charles and Yvonne
Floyd, Joanne Richardson, Deloris
Cobb and Carol Gause; and cousins
Nick Gainous, Taylor, Danna,
Daniel, Samantha and Timothy.


Marta Mendoza

Earns Degree

From Ashworth
Marta Mendoza of Wauchula
graduated from Ashworth College
on Feb. 12 with an associate of sci-
ence degree in early childhood edu-
cation.
Mendoza completed online
courses with the Norcross, Ga.,
institution. She carried a 3.6 grade-
point average, graduating with hon-
ors. She plans to continue her edu-
cation, working to obtain a bachelor
of science degree.
Mendoza is a 1998 graduate of
Eagle Pass High School in Texas.
She is the daughter of Berta
Mendoza of Wauchula.


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

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April 2, Herminio Morales Perez, 51, of 2415 Hutchins Ramp, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with DUI and no
v'plid license.

April 1, Richard Allen Taney, 42, of 2949 Center Hill Road, Bowling
Green,was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
April 1, Diane Kay Sherman, 52, of 900 Quail Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Tom Souther and charged with battery.
April 1, Mauricio Mora, 26, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with battery on an officer/fire-
fighter, disorderly intoxication, battery and obstruction of justice.
April 1, Marcos Hernandez, 19, of 260 Knight Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce and charged with DUI and another traffic
offense.
April 1, Grant Eugene Drennan, 26, of 3675 Keene Road, Ona, was
arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce and charged with grand theft of a vehicle.
April 1, Kevin Leonard Collazo, 45, of 409 Walton Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by deputies Carree Williams and Nathan Woody and charged
with two counts retail theft, two counts obstructing justice by intimidation,
possession of cocaine, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist-
ing arrest with force.
April 1, burglary of a conveyance on Altman Road and theft on U.S.
17 North, East Main Street, Miller Road and Doc Coil Road were reported.

March 31, Dario Lucus Chanay, 24, of 3545 Manley Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. K. Cloud and charged with
DUI, DUI with property damage, leaving the scene of an accident and
another traffic charge.
March 31, Jose Gonzales, 19, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery and possession of alco-
hol by a person under 21.
March 31, Kimberly Reddick, 31, of 1767 Kazen Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with DUI on all-terrain
vehicle.
March 31, Victor Flores-Avalos, 27, of 337 Yetter Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of contempt of court/vio-
lation of an injunction for protection.
March 31, a vehicle stolen on River Road and criminal mischief on
Old Bradenton Road and Curtis Road were reported.

March 30, Platon Dominguez, 34, of 1832 Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by DeputyJerry Rutledge and charged with trespass. At the
jail, he was detained by Dep. Tom Souther on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
March 30, vehicles stolen on Morgan Grice Road and Crick Road and
criminal mischief on Old Bradenton Road, Broward and Diana, and on
Curtis Road were reported.

March 29, William Roland, 31, of 902 Wren Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with sell-
ing drugs within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, producing drugs within
1,000 feet of a place of worship, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer/obstruction without violence.
March 29, Kenneth Allen Vansickle, 41, of 3295 SR 64 East,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
March 29, Kevin Dwayne Wingate, 30, of 1508 Peavy Court, Lake-
land, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of court.
March 29, Juan Rodriguez Alamia, 54, of 431 Lee St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of failure to appear in court
and two counts violation of probation.
,. March 29, Joseph Harland Rimes, 28, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave.,--Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-sup-
port.
March 29, Victor Manuel Martinez, 34, of Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with indecent exposure.
March 29, thefts on South Florida Avenue and on Griffin Road were
reported.

March 28, Bradley Ray Strickland, 20, of 1842 Dishong Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by deputies Joe Marble and Danny O'Bryan on charges
of introducing contraband into a jail, possession of drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and two counts vio-
lation of probation.


March 28, Jesus Vasquez, 33, of 240 lancock Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on two counts contempt of court and two
counts failure to appear in court.
March 28, Latonia Marie Burkette, 29, of 200 SE 45th Place, Gaines-
ville, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession of mari-
juana and resisting an officer by interference.

March 27, Rhonda Michelle Rivers, 42, of 1626 Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
possession of marijuana.
March 27, Gilberto Ruiz Martinez, 27, of 238 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with burglary of a structure
or conveyance, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, petit theft and theft.
March 27, Steven Lee Purser, 26, of 630 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
March 27, Darlene Hughes King, 46, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep.Pauline Bissette and charge with battery.
March 27, thefts on Altman Road and U.S. 17 North, and a tag stolen
on Alderman Road were reported.

March 26, Lendy May Graham, 41, of 63-Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested on a charge of non-support.
March 26, Joel Velasco Martinez, 20, of 853 Fourth St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of contempt of court.
March 26, Joe Allen Hearns, 31, of 1422 Evangelina Lane, Northport,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of failure to appear in court.
March 26, Jose Diaz Aguilar, 39, of 210 S. Ninth St., Immokalee, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of court.
March 26, residential burglaries in two locations on Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, a vehicle stolen on Rigdon Road, burglary of a con-
veyance on Sally Place and criminal mischief on Blue Jay Road were
reported.

WAUCIULA
April 1, a fight on South Ninth Avenue and a theft on U.S. 17 South
were reported.

March 31, Enrique Salas, 25, of 200 George St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with ingesting dangerous drugs.
March 31, Gerald Lee Murphy, 75, of unknown Wauchula address,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
March 31, Saul Bautista Santiago, 23, of 722 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorder-
ly intoxication.
March 31, thefts at Louisiana/Terrell and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

March 30, Bridget Nicole Zuck, 21, of 903 Quail Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with possession of
methamphetamine.
March 30, Esteban Santiago Hernandez, 26, of 2418 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charge with DUI and
no valid license.
March 30, a fight on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Tenth Street, U.S.
17 South and Wauchula Park were reported.

March 29, thefts on South Florida Avenue and South Ninth Avenue
were reported.

March 28, Nicholas James Alvarado, 19, of 780 Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with bur-
glary of a structure or conveyance.
March 28, a residential burglary on West Main Street and thefts on
Walton Street, West Palmetto Street and the Fifth Avenue grove were
reported.

March 27, Charlie Daniel Tootle, 21, of 706 NE Cubitis Ave., Arcadia,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, battery and resisting/obstructing an officer without
violence.
March 27, thefts on East Main Street and i .S. 17 South were report-
ed.

March 26, a residential burglary on South Seventh Avenue and crimi-
nal mischief on South Florida Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 1, Jose Angel Garza, 20, of 304 W. Jones St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession of alcohol
under 21.

March 31, residential burglaries on Queen Lane and West Palm Drive
and a fight on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 29, a vehicle stolen on Central Avenue was reported.

March 28, Joe Araujo, 37, of 4230 Church Ave.. Bowling Green, was


arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with battery.

March 27, Christina Laura Merritt, 48, of 4648 Maple St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with larceny, 13
counts passing a forged instrument and two counts altering or forging a
bank bill.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 1, Jesus Araujo Vasquez, of 3019 Hickory Court, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with assault on an
officer/firefighter, simple assault and disorderly intoxication. At the jail
Dep. Manuel Zuniga also charged him with battery on a detention facility
employee.

March 31, a theft on Schoolhouse Road was reported.

March 28, robbery on U.S. 17 South and criminal mischief on U.S. 17
South were reported.

March 27, a residential burglary on Bluebird Lane was reported.

March 26, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


HAPPY EASTER!
Easter! What a glorious season of life, joy and praise. But is it also a
time to laugh?
Despite our happiness at coming through the somberness of Lent and
the sad solemnity of Good Friday, we don't usually associate laughter with
the Risen Christ. But perhaps we should.
Think about Mary Magdalene and the other women who, mourning the
loss of Jesus, went to the tomb that Sunday morning to finish the burial rit-
ual. They were determined to honor Him in death as they had followed Him
in life. What they found was the stone rolled back from the entrance and an
angel who said, "He is not here; for He has been raised."
They left "quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples"
(Matthew 28:6,8).
Their hearts must have been pounding. Within moments, they had gone
from grief to shock to wonder. Would it really be so extraordinary for these
women and the apostles, once they learned that their beloved Lord is alive,
to laugh out loud with sheer, pure, blessed relief?
The Gospels don't say so, but I wouldn't be surprised.
After all, consider God's own grand joke on Satan: Death is conquered.
Evil is vanquished. Jesus, Son of God and Man, lives. Through Him,
humankind is saved.
Called "Risus Paschalis" the Easter Laugh this idea is actually
part of an old Christian tradition which is making something of a come-
back. During the Middle Ages, many churches continued the Paschal cele-
bration by telling jokes and stories, even dancing and feasting on Easter
Sunday afternoon and the next day. In recent years, a number of different
denominations have revived the idea of stirring up a little joy and laughter
the week after Easter.
If you believe as I do that laughter is a gift from God, then how can we
not believe that God Himself has a sense of humor? Not only because He
made kangaroos and giraffes and us, too, but because He's the source of
hope and humor springs from hope.
Heaven knows we need to laugh as much as we need to hope!
Most of us are grateful for the chuckles, giggles and belly-laughs that
puncture our day and ease the stress of our lives. Now, there are those who
think they don't need hope in God, mistakenly believing that they control
their own destinies. Others who don't hope simply despair of His help.
The rest of us go about our lives with a lighter spirit because we see our-
selves as the frail, fallible, foolish creatures we are, at the same time we
know that we're the cherished children of our lowing God.
What about Heaven? "Would there still beh' place for humor or even
laughter?" asks Paul Thigpen, editor of "The Catholic Answer" magazine.
His conclusion? "Humor will continue for eternity ... an overflow-
ing expression of gratitude to God. It will become the occasion for looking
deep into the eyes of the Father, and saying with a heart transfixed by Love
Himself. 'Thank You. Thank You, for saving me from my absurdity, for
healing all my disordered incongruities, for loving this little speck of dust
enough to become a speck of dust Yourself. I will never cease thanking
You.' "
Happy Easter! And be sure to smile!
For a free copy of "Keep Hope In Your Heart, write: The Christophers, 12
East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017: or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps.them to
deceive themselves.


BULLIES
Q: What do you do with bullies? There are children at school that
continue to pick on my child on a daily bases. These children say and
do cruel things to her. I don't want to encourage her to fight back but
what advice should I give her?
Signed, a desperate mom

A: The first thing that comes to my mind is a story in 1 Samuel 17. A
big bully who stands nine-foot tall continues to harass Israel for 40 days and
nights. He yells out things that would bring fear to those that heard him. I
guess you could say Goliath was nothing but a big bully, a person that
found joy in harassing those that were fearful or smaller than him.
Although all the men in Israel's army was afraid of this giant, there was
one little boy named David that was not afraid. He knew that Goliath was
no match for God. All his bellowing wasn't working on David. Why?
Because David knew that God would deliver him. He didn't allow these
threats to put fear in his heart.
See, this is what a bully thrives on. He loves to have control over peo-
ple. Bullies target a person that is afraid, with low self-esteem, or that feels
too small to fight back. But, if your child can get it down in her heart that
God can take care of this bully, then she wouldn't fear so much. My answer
is to pray for our enemies because if God can change their hearts, then your
problem is solved. Fighting doesn't solve anything.
Pray for and show kindness to these bullies instead of crying and
showing fear and this will confuse them. The world expects people to act a
certain way. But, if we can rise to a level where we do what God would
expect instead, then we can walk in peace. The love of Christ is the great-
est weapon you can arm your child with.
David stood fearless in the face of his enemy. He picked up five
smooth stones and put one in his sling. He said, "Thou comest at me with
a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name
of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast
defied."
As the giant moved closer to David to attack him, David quickly ran
out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd's bag and taking out a stone,
he hurled it from his sling and hit Goliath in the forehead. It sank in, and
Goliath stumbled and fell face downward to the ground. He ran over and
pulled Goliath's award from. its sheath. David used it to kill the giant and
cut off his head.
If you allow God to fight your battle, you can destroy the enemy with
his own weapon.. Psalm 64:8 has helped me personally. "Their own words
will be turned against them, destroying them." Psalms 64:8. Vengeance
belongs to the Lord. Let Him fight for you. Continue to talk to your child
daily about the situation and if you feel your child is in danger then you
may want to talk to someone in authority over the matter.
Signed Penny
For answers with a biblical perspective, send your questions to Signed
Penny, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873, or e-mail penny5@earth-
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Fish Busters Bulletin
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


FLORIDA BASS CENTER OPENS
The long-awaited Florida Bass Conservation Center is now a reality.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission dedicated the
center on Feb. 23.
In 2002, officials recognized the antiquated fish hatchery at Richloam
in Sumter County had to be replaced if Florida hoped to retain its "Fishing
Capital of the World" title, at least with regard to largemouth bass.
Richloam, operating since 1965 and one of the oldest fish hatcheries in
the country, did much more with much less than many of the nation's 21st-
century facilities. However, it placed a major drain on the aquifer, used
minimal recycling and was plagued by various fish predators that depleted
production.
STo solve this dilemma, FWC's Ed Moyer proposed a state-of-the-art
facility dedicated to propagation and conservation of Florida's famous
largemouth bass a distinct subspecies of the largemouth black bass.
Moyer, who at the time was director of the Division of Freshwater
Fisheries, envisioned a new climate-controlled rearing facility to give biol-
ogists an opportunity to spawn bass and other freshwater species at the most
opportune time to provide effective stocking throughout the state of appro-
priately-sized fish.
New sheltered raceways contribute to rearing significantly more fish in
a more cost-effective manner than the old hatchery's dirt pond method.
This technique also helps conserve water, minimize predation from birds,
assure good water quality, and maximize feed conversion which saves
money and protects the environment.
The new Florida Bass Conservation Center also plans to conduct a
genetics program to ensure future stocking programs optimally benefit
native populations, which is critical to maintain the integrity of native
Florida bass, Suwannee bass and Shoal bass.
Near-future plans call for a comprehensive library, publicly accessible
Internet-based data center, and facilities to allow scientists from universi-
ties, various government agencies and the private sector to conduct state-
of-the-art research. In addition to scientific information, the data base will
include angler use and success, and bass growth- rate data for various lakes
so resident anglers, tourists and tournament sponsors may more effectively
plan fishing trips.
Ultimately, Darrell Scovell, director of the Division of Freshwater
Fisheries Management, anticipates developing a public education complex
and visitors center. In addition to educational displays, trails and observa-
tion facilities, fishing ponds and instructions are planned at the site, which
is on Division of Forestry property.
The Sunshine State is recognized as the "Fishing Capital of the World"
based on a number of factors, including information provided by the 2001
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.
That survey shows Florida as the No. 1 recreational fishing state in terms
of number of anglers, number of angling days, direct economic impact, jobs
supported and many other important factors.
For instance, Florida attracts 3.1 million anglers, who fish 48.4 million
days, spend $4.1 billion and support 80,000 jobs. Nationally, and in
Florida's fresh waters, black bass are the most popular fish sought after by
anglers, In Florida, bass anglers spent 12.2 million days pursuing their sport
in 2001.
The new center was paid for in part by a federal grant together with
state matching funds, and a Rural Economic Development Initiative grant.
Private funding will be used for the visitors center, and the Wildlife
Foundation of Florida will collect donations.
Glen Lau, the pre-eminent bass photographer and cinematographer in
the world, has offered his work decor prints, videos and DVDs for
use at the center. He gave the Wildlife Foundation of Florida permission to
sell his creations, including "Bigmouth" and "Bigmouth Forever" videos,
with the profits going to the Florida Bass Conservation Center. Go to
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 27-lot equestrian subdivision
will include a private grass airstrip
for its residents.
Located east of Post Plant Road
and north of Goose Pond Road, the
executive subdivision will include
parcel of a minimum of one acre in
the first fly-in community in
Hardee County.
The Hardee County Commission
recently approved the request for a
Major Special Exception in a com-
bination of Agricultural-I and
Farm-Residential zoning on 106.40
acres amidst surrounding vacant
land.
The homeowners, who are
expected to keep horses on their
mostly three-to-five-acre lots will
spend an average of $800,000 for
their homes, personal hangars and
planes parked on their properties. A
300-foot landing strip along the
southern and eastern boundaries
will connect to internal grass taxi-
ways to provide the access each
homeowner needs.
Dubbed Horseshoe Acres, the
equestrian community will be one
of 68 airport communities in the
state. Construction should begin
about January 2008.
In other zoning issues, the com-
mission denied 4-1 a request for a
variance to subdivide a 120-acre
parcel off Redge Rainey Road,
north of Lily and east of Pine Level
into non-conforming lots of less
that 20' acres. Commissioner
Gordon Norris dissented.
He also dissented on approval of
a variance to property line setbacks
for a single-family dwelling of a
12,588 square-foot-lot on Fairway
Lane at Torrey Oaks Villas subdivi-
sion.
Neighbors objected to allowing a
30-feet front setback to be 10 feet
even though it is an irregularly
shaped lot which fronts a curve and
backs up to a golf course preserva-
tion area. They say having a clos-
er front setback devalues their
property and is obstructing as other
properties there are more consistent
and give an even appearance to the
subdivision.
In other action, the commission:
approved seeking bids for the
estimated $3.583 million project to
expand the Wauchula Hills Waste-
water Treatment Plant expansion to
360,000 gallons a day.
Gene Schriner, president of Craig
A. Smith & Associates Inc, which
has been working on the designs


and specifications since the treat-
ment plant began, presented the
proposed project.,
approved low bid of $77,775
to Restocon Corp. for masonry
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the main courthouse and low bid of
$59,000 to Cropland Services for
hazard mitigation flood retrofitting.
approved the health depart-
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Primary Care services. No local:
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approved an interlocal agree-
ment with Polk County for Fire-
Rescue dispatch services and,
agreement with Dr. Edwin Pigman
of Avon Park as the new Fire-
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NOTICE AND APPLICATION FOR
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REAL ESTATE TAXES BY INSTALLMENT
Section 197.222, F.S. allows an alternative plan for payment of real estate taxes. A taxpayer who
elects to pay taxes by the Installment method shall make payments based upon an estimated tax
which shall be equal to the actual taxes levied upon the property in the preceding year.
THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:
First Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 6%.
Payment shall be made not later than June 30, 2007. A taxpayer
must make the first Installment payment in order to participate In
this plan.

Second Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 4 %/%.
Payment shall be made not later than September 30, 2007.

Third Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability
discounted 3%. Payment shall be made not later than December 31,
2007.
Fourth Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability. No
discount. Payment shall be made not later than March 31, 2008.
If you have not received an applicant to pay 2007 taxes by Installment and it Is your Intent to exercise your
rights under this law, then please complete the application below and mail or file with your county tax
collector prior to May 1, 2007. The absolute deadline for filling the application is April 30, 2007. Any
application flied after April 30 will not be considered. The postmark on applications mailed to the tax collector
shall determine If the application was mailed timely Additional application forms may be obtained from the
tax collector's office as listed below:
Mall completed application to: Zee Smith, Tax Collector
PO Box 445
Wauchula, Florida 33873
detach
IF YOU DESIRE TO PAY 2007 TAXES BY INSTALLMENT, PLEASE SIGN, DATE, COMPLETE PROPERTY I.D.
NUMBER AND RETURN THIS APPLICATION TO YOUR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2007.
UPON RECEIPT, THE TAX COLLECTOR SHALL MAIL YOUR FIRST NOTICE OF PAYMENT DUE, WITH
INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FIRST NOTICE BY JUNE 15, 2007, CONTACT THE TAX
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.
TO BE COMPLETED BY TAXPAYER
I hereby make application to participate in the Property I. 0. No.
Installment payment plan for the 2007 tax year.
Legal Description as it appears on the 2006 Tax
Notice Receipt.
Sign Date
Name
Address

Phone Number
Please Print
Florida Law required that your estimated taxes must be more than $100.00 in order to participate In the Installment
Payment Plan. If your estimated taxes for 2007 are $100.00 or less, you do not quality for this plan.
You must make the first Installment payment not later than June 30"' in order to participate in.this plan. Once you have
elected to participate In the Installment payment plan by timely paying the first payment you are required to continue
participation for the tax year. If you elect to discontinue participation you will not be entitled to receive the discounts
provided by law. Installment payments that become delinquent shall be paid with the next Installment payment. Discounts
shall not be allowed on delinquent payments.

If you have questions, please contact the Tax Collector's Office at the following location.
ADDRESS: Courthouse Annex II
110 W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Ave., Wauchula. 3:8-4:5p

4 BR/1 BA, 8.23 ACRES, 8 horse barn, .
2444 Bessie Rd., Wauchula, $375,000.
863-245-1112. 4:5p


6 BR/4 BA, 2 kitchens, 2 story house,
large corner lot, 710 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, $350,000. 863-245-1112.
4:5p
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
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3 BR/2 1/2 BA, can be converted to 5
*BR, on larger corner lot, 501 N. 7th
Ave., Wauchula, asking $220,000. 863-
245-1112. 4:5p
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.
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keeping experience, clean
driving record and reliable
transportation. Apply in per-
son at 320 North 6th Ave.,
Wauchula or fax resume
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MISCELLANEOUS RESTAURANT
equipment for sale. 941-258-5044 for
more info. 4:5c
2005 SunL scooter only 17 miles,
$850 OBO; 2005 mini-deck rider
scooter, like new, $600 OBO; 1990
Honda CB1 400 after-market racing
parts must see. 773-6214. 4:5p
1997 CUSHMAN GROVE equipment,
runs great, needs some work, $1,200
OBO. 773-6214. 4:5p
MATCHING CHINA cabinet and table
w/6 chairs, solid wood, must see to
appreciate, $850. 863-245-1289. 4:5p
5 TON CENTRAL AC for double-wide
mobile home, 2 years old, asking
$750. 735-2415. 3:22tfc


FREE C.N.A. CLASS
If you are interested in a rewarding career in caring for the elderly, Hardee Manor
is interviewing for its next C.N.A. TRAINING COURSE. Must be at least 18 years
old, MUST BE able to work 3 PM to 11 PM SHIFT OR 11 PM to 7 AM SHIFT. You
must be of good character, dependable, responsible, and be able to pass an FDLE
background check. If you feel you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please
apply in person Mon Fri, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM ONLY. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS
3/29/2007. CLASS WILL BEGIN APRIL 23, 2007.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873 cl3:22-4:5c




BJD EXCAVATING

SComplete Site Development Demolition *
1 *Dump Truck Hauling*.
|H!| "Underground Utilities. :
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Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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Topsy See
.REAL ESTATE
773-5994 5

New Listing: 10.68 acres in Western Hardee County. 4BR 2 1/2 Bth. 2005
Doublewide. Fireplacce, vaulted ceiling and all the extras. Very open for large
family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $299,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you have to do
is move in. $10,000. $164,900.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
2- 1(ay()4FiR(ACW0oo FIE ND 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!

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


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Dane Hendry m Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
* NEW LISTING ** *
*40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture. 8" well. 2
year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank, etc. County main-
tained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4) five acre parcels, (2) ten acre
parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the pasture could be planted in grove. Call
Mikey for details.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Many extras. Call Mikey for
details.
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NEED A TRAILER? Cargo, dump,
equipment & utilities. 6x10 cargo,
$1,995; 6x12 dump, $4,095. Loudo,
Pilot & Gatortails. Mid-Florida Trailers.
Best prices around. Avon Park. Ask
for Charlie. 863-257-0305 or 863-453-
0770. 4:5-6:7p
LARGE MOBILE stainless steel BBQ
smoker on truck axle. 941-258-5044.
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BY OWNER brand new 2007 2 BR/2
bath MH on 1/4 ac. lot (incl.) New sep-
tic. Community water. Excellent condi-
tion, $65,900. Call Mark 863-899-1714.
4:5tfc
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


FREE KITTENS adorable, long & short
hair. 863-773-2470 863-245-8729.
4:5nc
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc


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


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff Positions available in Wauchula group
homes. High School Diploma or GED and valid drivers
license (in good standing). Local law enforcement
background completed. Experience providing services to
the developmentally disabled preferred. Apply at
114 West Carlton Wauchula, Florida. (863) 773-0434.
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My Florida
Landscape
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102

Summer is on the way!
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
Visit us at
\\,v\vw.my\llri(lalandlscal)cs.com
and sec \\hat lour 'usltomers say about our service. cl3:22-4:5p


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
PAY RATE: $20,673.46 ($9.94) $28,498.60 (13.70)

Wanted for the Hardee County Lakes Department.
Knowledge of the general practices applied in the care
and operation of a wide variety of light and heavy con-
struction and maintenance equipment. Ability to per-
form preventative maintenance on related equipment.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Valid FL Class "B" CDL required.
Complete job description and Application forms post-
ed on County web site: www.hardeecounty.net.Please
submit the applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL
33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax:(863) 773-2154.
Position closes at 5:00 p.m., April 13, 2007.
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Locally owned and
operated for 32 years 0V1'.
Hydraulic hoses made 'L I t
Paint mixed in house
All major credit cards
accepted

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$1.49 qt


306 N 6th Ave.
............ Wauchula

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


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. 4:5-12c


QUICK LUBE/MECHANIC SHOP for
sale, $249,900., 375-4440. 4:5-12c
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. $99,500.
3:29tfc


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. 4:5tfc
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. 4:5tfc
Man is harder than rock and
more fragile than an egg.


Lyle Rickett
832-2082
735-0608


3:15-4:26p


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

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. cl2:15tfc


HELP WANTED
Seeking a positive professional Sales person for a
growing outbound call center. Interviews will be con-
ducted on April 10th. Call 1-888-989-6336 ext. 111 for
an appointment. Resume must be on file prior to inter-
view in Bowling Green, FL. Please fax to 888-989-6339,
or e-mail to sales(5organixsouth.com
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Immediate opening for Scholarship child care
eligibility/case management position in Wauchula office.
Full-time with benefits. Must be bilingual, detail oriented,
have computer skills, ability to multi task, learn quickly, and
work independently. Some accounting skills, medical
records, or client case management experience an asset.
Fax resume and cover letter to Shujwana Lamy at
863-767-1007, or e-mail to slamy(aelcfloridasheartland.org
EOE, pre-employment drug screen.
cl3:22-4:5c

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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A&R

Tree Trimming
Pressure Washing
Dependable


Licensed, & Insured
Owner Chris Altieri Owner
(863) 781-2869 (863)
(863) 307-4816 (863)
Free Estimates
Bucket Truck Work


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Classifieds


BUILDING LOT one block from Hwy:
17, Palmetto and 7th Avenue, zoned
commercial. Zero lot line. Excellent
for offices, great parking, only
$46,900. Mid-Florida Realty, Mark 863-
899-1714 or 773-0300. 4:5tfc
QUAINT HOME 2BR/1 Bath, great con-
dition, A/C, carpet, good neighbor-
hood, $76,900 OBO. 863-453-9584.
3:15-4:12p
COMMERCIAL LOT located in
Wauchula, lot size 160x90 approx., 1
block off of Hwy. 17 North, excellent
location. Call 863-781-4529, $129,900,
make offer. 3:8tfc


39' LEDGER TRAILER, screen room,
added living area, completely fur-
nished in adult park. Must sell,
$10,900. 375-4436. 4:5p


L- _
24' CKFS '98 SUNNYBROOK 5th-
wheel, one slide, queen bed, walk
through bathroom, oak wood through-
out, A/C, sleeps 6, excellent condition
inside and out. Asking $10,500. Cell
828-231-8743 at Wauchula. 4:5-12p,
1983 FIFTH WHEEL trailer, good con-
dition, very clean, $2,500. 773-6303.
3:29-4:5p



4 BR/i B-HOME, central air & heat,
$1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 863-
773-0166. 4:5-5:3p
1 & 2 BEDROOM mobile homes from
$400/month and up, plus deposit, no
pets, quiet family park, close to ele-
mentary schools in Wauchula. Call
today 863-698-4910. 4:5-5:3p
3 BR/2 BTH, B.G., $700 first/last
month. 863-245-6416. 4:5p


Steve Senn / lemouels
417 CR 665 Ona, FL X
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation *
*Dirt Hauling / Grade Work *
Citrus Tree Removal
Demolition *
Site Prep *


1O8,3-75-078


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 c14:5c


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


POSITION VACANCIES
Coordinator, Fire Science Programs-Full-time, year-round position
responsible for instruction, recordkeeping, and supervision of instruction
in the firefighter standards and degree programs. Associates degree in
Fire Science required. Advanced degree preferred. Must meet all SFCC
credentialing requirements, have a min. of 5 yrs. exp. as a firefighter and
at least 3 yrs. exp. as a certified instructor.
INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL SECRETARY-Full-time, 10-month faculty
position to teach in the Medical Secretary program beginning in the Fall
(August, 2007). Bachelor's degree in a related field required. A minimum
of two years' experience as a medical secretary, medical office manag-
er, or other relation occupation required. (Associate's degree in Medical
Office Management or related field together with extensive related expe-
rience may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement.) Teaching
experience preferred.
Positions offer competitive salary and benefits including retirement,
health/life insurance, and paid time off. Application forms are available in
Human Resources, Building I (Highlands Campus), at any SFCC cam-
pus/center or on our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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CUS-TOM MEAL BUILDINGS
pr' 20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2.12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door.
2.Gable Vents, Q O A


4" Concrete Slab

25 x 30 x 9 Ambass
Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitchl
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door
1 Window. 2 Gable Vents.
4" Concrete Slab

30 x 35 x9 Executiv
Vertical Roof !3-12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door
1 Window 2 Gable Venls.
4" Concrete Slab


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- Meets 120 mph Wind Load METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
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- "Stamped" Floida Engineered Drawings 877 951 2300
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2 BR/1 BTH South 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, $700 first, last, deposit.
735-2227. 4:5p
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. 4:5p


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 4:5c
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. 4:5tfc
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


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STmAFFIG SERIV ErE I4NC.
*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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Homes For Sale
1220 Stenstrom Brand new executive
home. 3BR/2B, tons of extras. Call for
price.

311 Carlton St. 3BR/1B concrete block.
$134,900.
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 $74,900.


Carol's Realty


(863) 412-8932 or


Genius is the ability to put into
effect what is in your mind.

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 & Loveseat ts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up, -
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
.OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
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Good Shepherd Hospice


CALLING ALL LPNs!
Do you want to truly make a
difference In the lives of your
patients? Come explore the
rewards you can achieve in
your career by becoming a
Hospice Nurse!
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking experienced LPNs in
our Continuous Care depart-
ment 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, pa-
tient and family education, phle-
botomy and wound care. 8, 12
and 16-hour shifts available!
Clean driving record and reliable
transportation required. One
year inpatient experience in a
hospital setting is preferred.
Pool opportunities also avail-
able! We offer a competitive full-
time benefits package to include
excellent pay, tuition reimburse-
ment, generous PTO, mileage
reimbursement, 401k program
and much more!
Interested candidate may
visit our website at
www.LPHcareers.com or
fax resume to 813-873-7695.
EOE/DFWP
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(941) 627-2769
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RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
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DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


SBIG DADDY TRACTOR Services -
Pasture, mowing, discing, finish level-
ing, roto-tilling, bucket work, yard
cleaning. Now accepting all major
credit cards. Contact Lupe "Big
Daddy" 863-781-0962. 4:5-6:7p
WORK FROM HOME earn big $$$ no
selling! Make money right awayl Call
888-215-6244 or 1-877-289-4730.
www.wealthpools.com/wpus65164.
4:5-5:3p
B&T HAULING We remove junk cars,
appliances, metal, batteries. Call Zack
863-781-2781 or Wesley 863-201-
0020. 4:5-12p


Shell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


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1142 Old Fort Green Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-6661

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

THIS IS A MUST SEE! Recently renovated and move
in ready! 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 2244 square feet, land-
scaped lot and located in great family neighborhood.
$169,900
IMMACULATE HOME IN FAMILY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD! 3B/2Bth, C/B home built in 2000; spacious
and modern; plenty of storage; automatic lawn sprin-
klers. Make your appointment today! $175,000
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/lBth 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
MAKE THIS LAKE HOME YOUR SUMMER GET-
AWAY! Great 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 overlooking the peace-
ful lake; close to Highlands Ridge North/South and
Pinecrest Golf Courses. $249,900
EXCELLENT HOME FOR THE FAMILY! Lots of
room in this 4B/3Bth home; recently renovated with
new roof, countertops, and floors; large master suite,
screened patio, double garage and Smithbuilt storage;
located in nice neighborhood. $250,000
LOVELY HOME IN BRIARWOOD ESTATES! 3
B/2Bth plus study home, large master suite with
sunken tub, his and her's closets; spectacular kitchen;
formal areas; beautiful arched doorways; tile and car-
pet floors; extra storage throughout. $310,000
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ASSOCIATE:
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LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
RHODA McCOY............781-7230


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


Charlotte Terrell
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
IMMACULATE CONDITION and PRICE
REDUCED! 3B/2Bth home built in 1990, situated on 5
acres in an excellent area, modern kitchen, tiled floors,
24x36 concrete floored workshop! $315,000
PERFECT FOR WINTER VISITORS OR SMALL
FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW Mobile Home,
located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot 80x125. $55,000
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
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
HERITAGE HOME 3B/2Bth with 2 woodburning
fireplaces, wrap around porch, hardwood floors, high
ceilings, charming house at a charming price! $140,000


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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iFWj- ELECTRIC, INC.


Help Wanted
Immediate opening for a general laborer.
We service and install petroleum equipment and
related services. Valid driver license needed. Willing
to train the right person. Call (863) 773-2213 for
application and appointment. EOE DFWP
Heartland Pump & Tank Co., Inc.
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www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
'SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 3:29-4:26p


SHALLOW WELL
Martin @ 781-3141.


DRILLING. Call
3:8-4:5p


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JINHe Phone (863) 781-9720
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Bobcat Service
S." Crane Service
SSawrnill Service
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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, inground 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 fened.'W7hthil 1)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
foi 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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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie Sambrano
*** ^Wl4 y TIW wVE7 ***

3BR/2BA CB home with outside office building. 1.82 acres
completely fenced with superior landscaping. Home is
immaculate. Located in Torrey Community. If you are look-
ing in the country, this is a must see. $275,000

4BR/2BA CB home on 62-Well 3BR/2BA home-Central Air &
'Maintained 1.38 acres central air Heat Includes stove, refrigerator,
& heat-double garage. $249,000 dishwasher & many extras. Price
3BR/2BA CB home in Bowling Reduced to $149,000
Green with 8 lots. $142,000 2 acre tract in Zolfo DW/MH
New home in Bowling Green 2BR/2BA close to school-
New home in Bowling Green Wooded-great places to live.
3BR/2BA Central Air & Heat $130,000
Cathedral Ceilings. Many extras. Bowling Green-4BR/3BA home
$158,000 with Central Air &Heat-BBQ
10 acres close to twon with #BR CB Shack & for the summer an
home fenced for cattle or horses--- inground pool-stay Cool and
$239,000 enjoy this Historic Home. $179,000
3BR/2BA MH in Charley Creek 3BR/2BA CB home in
subdivisin-Located between Avon Knollwood-Well m,aintained-
'Park & Wauchula. $80,000 Lots of living area in this beautiful
43 acres Lake Buffum Rd west in home. $225,000
Polk County with deep well- Get ready-Hot weather is com-
$12,000/acre also a 5 and 7 acre ing-3BR/2BA with dock on Lake
tracts @ $15,000/acre. June. $580,000

We have new homes in Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs that
will soon be ready for occupancy 100% financing possible
Become a homeowner Instead of a renter.

*To look at our properties go to our website at www.floresrealty.net
S *n trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
J Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
oo L'u 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 863781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Noey Flores 731 733-0078 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
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Classified


LAWN SERVICE Quality work, com-
mercial/residential, lic. & ins., also
landscaping and yard clean-ups. 863-
873-9696. 3:15-4:12p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk cars,
old tractors. We pick up. Crooms 773-
0637 or 1-800-773-0803. 3:8tfc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the,SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh

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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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy, tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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JIM'S LAWN SERVICE, cleaning bled!
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


HELP WANTED: Rapidly


growing


Christian based childcare center is seeking


instructors. Background


printing,


required. Apply in person only, 2915


Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo Springs.


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Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $59,900 reduced $46,900.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.


A mother's love for her child is
like nothing else in the world.
It knows no law, no pity, it dares
all things and crushes down
remorselessly all that stands in'
its path.
-Agatha Christie


Good Shepherd Hospice

Good Shepherd Hospice is
currently seeking the fol-
lowing:
RN, TRIAGE RUNNERS
FT: Weekends, 4p-12a & 12a-8a
Handles Polk, Hardee & Highlands-
counties. Our Triage Department is
seeking a RN to be responsible for,
making visits in patients' homes.
Excellent communication and inter-
personal skills with the ability to
multi-task and work in a fast paced
environment required. Weekend
work also required.
RN HOSPICE CASE
MANAGER
Sebring, PT Weekends
The selected candidate will visit local
hospitals and families, conduct case
management for patients, provide
ongoing clinical assessment,-coordi-
nation of inpatient care and timely
discharge planning for patients
referred to hospice. RN (BSN pre-'
ferred), 5 years clinical, recent acute
care and case management experi-
ence required (certification pre-
ferred).
PATIENT CARE NURSES
Mon-Fri, FT or Pool
Visit hospice patients in varied set-
tings, assess and .identify
patient/family needs using a pallia-
tive and supportive process in coor-
dination with the Plan of Care.
Nurses with critical care and bilin-
gual skills encouraged to apply.
RNs HOSPICE HOUSE
Eve. & Nights, Pool
Provide care to patients with life-lim-
itingl illnesses in our inpatient facility
in Forsythe.
CHAPLAIN
PT
Visit hospice patients in varied set-
tings in Wauchula.
Interested candidates please call
(813) 873-7695; fax resumes to
(813) 873-7695 or apply online at
www.LPHcareers.com
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(863) 375-4138
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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
SATURDAY 8 a.m. ?, 619 E. Summit
St., Wauchula. 4:5p
FRIDAY/SATURAY 8-3, 110 East Oak
Street, Wauchula. 4:5p
YARD SALE Saturday only, 8-?, 504
N. 8th Ave., Wauchula. 4:5p
SATURDAY 8 A.M. ?, 1953 Heard
Bridge Rd, Bowflex machine, $300;
large Christmas black bear, more yard
ornaments, more cows, chicken,
angel decorations, lingerie chest,
clothes and lots more! 4:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 501 N. 7th.,
Wauchula, new & used items. 4:5p
412 EAST 7TH AVE., ZOLFO. Big
multi-family a little of everything. Fri.
& Sat., 7-? 4:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 2 p.m.,
2161 Ralph Smith Rd., 2 families.,
4:5p
FRI. SAT., 9-?, 722 East Bay,
Wauchula. Jewelry, furniture, misc.
4:5p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7-?, oranges,
Easter baskets and eggs, lamps,
misc. 721 Pennsylvania Ave. 4:5p
For you to be successful, sacri-
fices must be made. It's better
that they are made by others
but failing that, you'll have to
make them yourself.
--Rita Mae Brown


TORS
(863) 773-2128

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


John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Hardee Co. ranch includes 97 ac.
cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle pens,
fencing and ponds. Unique 5 BR, 5
bath, 9,000 SF, CB home. Marble
foyer, stone fireplace, pine paneling&
beams, garden tubs, inground pool.
$1,900,000!
Bayside home in Englewood! Located
on deep water canal. $1,075,000!
Two 6+ ac. tracts, paved road, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!
PRICE REDUCED! 2 BR, 2 hath,
2,290 SF, CB home with new barrel
tile roof and large attached garage in
Sun-N-Lakes in Sebring. Now
$149,900!
PRICE REDUCED! 4 BR, 2.5 bath
brick home on 4 acs. has dble paved
road frontage. Minutes from Zolfo
Springs. Many extras and many new
amenities. Call today for full details.
$299,999!


10 ac. Valencia grove on SR 62
has 6" well with diesel power unit,
micro-jet irrigation and drain
tile. Also fronts Moye Rd.
$150,000!
BRING YOUR HORSE! Two 6
ac. tracts, one with small water
hole, both with some deed restric-
tions are $72,000 each. The entire
12 acs. is available without
restrictions for only $132,000!
Hwy 665, southern Hardee Co.
65 ac. grove in southwest
Hardee Co. 25 acs.-Valencia,
40 acs.-E&M, lots of resets. 12"
well and new barn. Plenty of
wildlife. $900,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful
home only minutes from
Wauchula or Zolfo Springs. 3 BR,
2.5 bath home is located on 2.5
acs. with paved rd frontage.
$280,000!


RFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS ..781-0153 DAVID ROYAL..-........781-3490
MONICA REAS..-....773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-010
MIKE NICOLSON .J

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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.


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


Richard Dasher


0 AM to 5:00 PM
INVEST IN 2007.
Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on Maude Road.
Raise cattle, horses or build your own dream home in this
quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
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
EASY ON THE POCKET! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded
lot, located in Ft. Meade, Central-air and heat, Only
$85,500


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. .


BETTER THAN NEW!
Double Wide M/H 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. $72,500.


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12B The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2007

DeSoto Defeats HJHS'Volleyball


By JOAN SEAMAN
fi The Herald-Advocate
' Although both Hardee Junior
High School squads battled, they
both came up a bit short against
tfeir DeSoto Middle School oppo-
iints in Thursday games.
, The junior Lady 'Cats have a pair
of road games this week, at Avon
Park Monday and Hill-Gustat today
(Thursday) before going on
Spring Break. Play resumes April
16 with the final home game of the
season when Avon Park visits.
A pair of road games, at Sebring
on April 19 and Lake Placid April
23, end the season.
:The Hardee seventh grade
pushed it to three games in their
outing last Thursday against
DeSoto, which won the first game
25-10. Maria Anselmo led Hardee
Nyith three service points. Ciera
Martinez and Sabrina Hernandez
each added a pair of service points.


Hardee took game two by a score
of 25-16, with Anselmo gathering
nine service points and Artrice
Hines and Summer Palmer adding
a trio apiece.
DeSoto regrouped and swept the
final game 15-4. Anselmo, Hines
and Palmer split Hardee's points.
In the eighth grade games, it was
two different teams. Hardee and
DeSoto went at it in game one, with
DeSoto barely getting the 25-22
win, Kara Norris put up a half
dozen service points and Emily
Williams added five for Hardee.
Yesenia Vargas and Lacey Garza
had four apiece, LaCresha Carlton
two and Eryn Mahoney one.
DeSoto got momentum in the
second game with their leadoff
server picking up nine points, the
first four and five of the final seven.
Hardee's Carlton and Garza each
had four, with four other players
getting two or one service point.


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Residential and Commercial
2 year warranty


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THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opporrunin
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 & 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
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By JOAN SEAMAN Chason sacrifice and came home
Of The Herald-Advocate on a wild pitch. It was 3-2.
The junior varsity Lady Wildcats In the top of the sixth. Hardee
have claimed a pair of victories in came alive and brought four more
their last three games. runners home. Miranda Powell led
The girls nipped Palmetto, off with a single and Kim Cason
swamped Lakeland Christian and, followed suit. Avery drew a walk to
in turn, were slaughtered by Se- load the bases. A Daniel single
bring in games within the last two brought two teammates home and
weeks. two more came in before a strike-
The JV girls play less games than out ended the rally. Hardee led 7-2
their varsity counterparts as many Palmetto wasn't ready to quit and
schools do not have a junior varsity batted around, but left the bases
squad. And, despite the loss of jammed after only three runners
catcher Kaitlyn Hanshaw to a bro- crossed home plate, giving Hardee
ken finger, Paige Avery has stepped the 7-5 win.
in and kept the junior Lady 'Cats in Hardee traveled up to Lakeland
the game. to play against the junior Lady
This week's games finish the sea- Vikings of Lakeland Christian on
son, with home games Tuesday March 22 and enjoyed a strong vic-
against Avon Park and today tory. The game was called after the
(Thursday) against Palmetto. fourth inning when Hardee had col-
Palmetto will be looking for elected 18 runs to just four for
revenge for its 7-5 loss to the Lakeland..
Hardee JV girls on March 20 on A Daniels triple was the long-ball
their turf when Hardee used a four- hit of the night for Hardee. Chason
run sixth-inning rally to snatch the was on the mound and limited
game away from the junior Lady Lakeland to just one hit all evening.
Tigers. Chason and Daniels each circled
Hardee got the first tallies of the the bases three times and Hanshaw.
game in the top of the first. St. John, Avery, Powell and Paige
Shortstop Caitlin Chason singled to Clark each came home twice.
left field. With two down, Heather Shivers and Lindy Rossman
St. John also singled. Marissa chipped in with a run each.
Shivers drew a four-pitch walk and. The thrill of victory turned into
Halley Marshall followed that with the agony of defeat last Friday
a solid single. When the running night against visiting Sebring,
stopped, Chason and St. John had which won 18-3. Sebring seeming-
crossed home plate. Hardee had a ly hit at will and scored just as
2-0 lead. often.
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Hardee plated another run in the With one down, St. John singled.
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.Thursday, April 5, 2007


Men's Softball Gets Started


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
SThe 2007 Men's Church Softball
League got under way last week.
: The season is scheduled to last
through May 29, with a single-
elimination tournament to begin the
following week for the nine teams
registered this year.
After the first full week of
Tuesday and Thursday evening
double-headers on both fields 3 and
4, there are only three unbeaten
teams. First Christian had only one
game and is 1-0. Both Wauchula
First Baptist and St. Alfonso's
Chapel are at 2-0.
New Vision Worship Center,
Northside Baptist and Holy Child
Catholic split their games in the
first week. Teams looking for their
first wins are Bowling. Green
Baptist, St. Michael's Catholic and
Hardee Celebration Church.
Games are at 6:45 and 8:15 at the
Recreation Complex fields just
north of the high school off Altman
Road. There is no admission fee
and everyone is welcome to cheer
his/her favorite team.
Several teams tried to re-estab-
lish their dominance and repeat last
year's success on the first night of
games, March 27.
On field 3, St. Alfonso's won its
early game over Celebration 19-3.
Jake Ehling homered twice and
J.R. Bass added a solo homer for
St. Alfonso. Willie Dickerson near-
ly hit for the cycle with a triple,
double and single. Dale Roberts,
Ehling and Bass each circled the
bases three times.
Clint Hendry socked a solo
homer, Jose Carrillo doubled and
scored and James Cleto was safe on
an error and scored on a Michael
Stewart hit for Celebration.


In the field 3 nightcap, First
Christian downed Holy Child 26-2.
Chris knight and James Blum
each homered for First Christian.
Alan Tubbs chipped in with a triple.
Knight, Blum, Tom Hartman,
Joseph Johnson and Keith Weems
each came around to cross home
plate three times.
For Holy Child, a Manuel Rivera
sacrifice plated James Cruz in the.
third inning and Jose Gomez sin-
gled and moved around to home on
hits by Isauro Figueroa, Johnny
Galitan and Francisco Figueroa.
Meanwhile, on field 4, Northside
picked up a 17-11 win over St.
Michael's in the 6:45 game.
Greg Moye homered and both
Michael Carte and Ches Graham
hit triples for Northside. Moye
came around to score four times,
and Carte added three runs.
Graham, Rob Davis and Robert
Hinerman added twin tallies.
Rodger Brutus slapped a solo
homer for St. Michael's. He and
Justin Altman were the only two-
score batters, although Roy
Rodriguez helped with his three
hits and trio of RBIs.
First Baptist won the 8:15 game
31-1 over New Vision.
Todd Rogers hit for the cycle for
First Baptist with a homer, triple,
double and single earning him five
RBIs. Mark McGee, West Palmer
and pickup player Brutus also
homered. Jerry Albritton scored
five times and McGee, Rogers and
Daniel Barnett chipped in with four
runs apiece.
A leadoff double and score by
Richard Cummins was the only
score for New Vision, which left
Junior Gutierrez, Eric Russell,
Steve Brantley, Joel Polk and Matt
Sough stranded.


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First Baptist came back for the
opener on Thursday night, beating
Northside 26-8.
Barnett, Lindsey and Palmer
each homered for First Baptist,
with Barnett and Brian Alexy pick-
ing up four RBIs apiece and Palmer
getting five. Barnett scored five
times and McGee added four
scores.
For Northside, Travis Wiggins
and Graham each homered. Wig-
gins was a grand slam, bringing
home teammates John Roberson,
Davis, Brandon.Sellers and Carte.
In the field 4 late game, Heritage
won 14-10 over Celebration.
Junior Gutierrez tripled and dou-
bled and Russell also tripled for
Heritage. Toony Smith, Eric Harri-
son, Jesse Simpson and Gutierrez
each circled the bases twice.
On field 3 both Thursday games
were nail-biters. In the 6:45 title,
St. Alfonso's beat Bowling Green,
13-10.
Dickerson homered, doubled and
picked up four RBIs for St.
Alfonso's. Ehling added four hits
and Duck Kersey and Eddie
Strange each had three hits. Travis
McClenithan, Ralph Arce, Strange,
Dickerson and Ehling all scored
twice.
Hank Butler stroked a homer for
Bowling Green, one of his three
hits. Lewis Martin also had three
hits and both men came around to
score twice. Justin Bromley also
put twin scores on the board.
The field 3 nightcap was even
closer as Holy Child nipped St.
Michael's 14-13.
Ernie Briseno tripled and dou-
bled and Isauro Figueroa, Jose
Gomez, Jose Salvador, Tomas
Gomez and Sam Rivera Jr. each
added a pair of hits, while Gaitan
had a perfect three-for-three at the
plate.
Brutus homered twice for St.
Michael's and Matt Bell added a
solo shot. Brutus finished with four
hits, four scores and five RBIs. Bell
came around to score three times
and Roy Rodriguez added twin tal-
lies.
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we would not take so much plea-
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HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Palmetto HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Bartow Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Bartow HOME 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 6 Track Teams Gainesville Away TBA
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Varsity Baseball Palmetto HOME 7:00 p.m.
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


Pnted as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Waudcula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17.- 375-2253
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:30 p.m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Mor rhip ................... 11:00 a.m.
YouthtFell9wship........ .......5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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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 ...............1.......1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship...... ............. 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ...... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer..... ..............6:00 p.m

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ................... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ................10:30 a.m.
.. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
SAdult Cll G'roup.:........:.....7:00 p.rh.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773.3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ......;..:.........11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................ 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................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 .................1.. 1:00 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 2................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........:..........6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E.BaySt. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ...........,11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 1 i:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles .......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
. SUNDAY: ..
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ....;........9:30-10:30 a.n.
Adult Bible Study .........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service.................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m..
Jam.Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)......6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................. 1:00 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................1.....1:00 a.m.'
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service .. ........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St.'- 773-3753
Morning Service 10 00 a m
E% ,ning Worship 6 001 p m
Wednesday Service. . 7 00 p.m;
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ...................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.'

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Maie . ... ..7 30 9 00 pm
Viernes .7:30 900 pm
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.


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.....................I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 E*-t -
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service..............:........ 1:00a.m.
Church Training 5015 p.m.
Evening Worship .......... .........630 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....... ......7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M,E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. :-767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service:.......4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
S4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......:...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion .....10:00 a.m.
2"1 & 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.
Moving Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 SotkiWaudfula
Sunday School 1 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
:. -. ......:. ., 773-2946.. ..
Sunday Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship.. ...... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship. .. ..... . . 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY ,
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ....... 10:00 a,m.
Molimng orship . . . 11:30 a.m.
E' enin \ 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.


LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
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WAUCHULA

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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gosjel)
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.
Coiner of 6tliuid Hikti rko
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 ax.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 -494-5456
SSunday 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 & FTH..........: 7:00p.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 bf
Zolfo Springs on Hwy.66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ..... .11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............ ..7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. ............ 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
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.


SEEDS
FROM
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SOWERS

Michael A. Guido
Metter, Georgia


A little boy climbed to the top of
the barn, and was watching his
father fix the roof.
Suddenly, he slipped. "God," he
cried, "help me!"
Just then, his pants caught on a
nail. "Never mind, God," he cried.
"I'm all right now."
How like so many of us. We think
of the nail, not God. The nail just
happened tobe there. So he didn't
need God.
Yes, as long as we're full, safe
and well, we don't thank God. We
don't think of Him except when
we're in trouble.
But the Living Bible says,
"Whatever is good comes to us
from God." So let's thank Him for
everything.


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Since the first Easter, the Cross has remained the one great and
enduring symbol of Christianity because it best expresses the meaning of
faith. Like a precious jewel, the Cross shines with many facets of truth.
The Cross signifies the hope of faith. It reveals God's love for us in
the sacrifice of His Son. Itis our assurance of His promise of salvation.
The Cross signifies the challenge of faith. It reveals God's love for all
men, which we must share. Itis the motivation for Christian action.
The Cross signifies the victory of faith. It is the pledge of God's
loving purpose in saving the world. Itis the source of peace.
What does the Cross mean to you? On Easter, the greatest
celebration of our Faith, will you come to church and discover its
message?


Sunday
Luke
10.28-48


Monday
Luke
20.1-19


Tuesday Wednesday thursday
Luke Luke Luke
20.20-47 22.1-38 22.39-71


Friday
Luke
23.1-49


Saturday
Luke
23.50-57


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Red Sox.
There are games this week, then
a week off during Spring Break.
Games resume on April 16 with the
Braves and Red Sox tangling in the
6:30 p.m. encounter.
Games are Mondays, Tuesday
and Friday at Farr Field off South
Florida Avenue in Wauchula.
Spectators are welcome. There is
no admission fee.


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


SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH
The month of April brings with it thoughts of new, beginnings and
warm weather, but unbeknownst to many, April is also Sexual Assault
Awareness Month.
April is a perfect time to focus public attention on the devastating
effects of rape and sexual assault. It also helps our community to become
aware that rape and sexual assault are major public health issues, and to rec-
ognize that sexual violence is preventable.
Sexual assault is defined as any kind of sexual activity that is unwant-
ed, enacted by one person on another without consent. It may include the
use of physical force but many sexual assaults do not and it involves
some combination of coercion, threats and intimidation.
According to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Web site,
"Rape is the most under-reported crime in America." One out of every eight
adult women has been the victim of forcible rape, which equates to more
than 12 million women in America.
In Florida, a sexual offense is reported to law enforcement every 42
minutes. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's "2005
Crime in Florida Report," a total of 12,230 sex offenses were reported
throughout the state that year.
The national organization of Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
states that about 44 percent of rape victims are under the age of 18, and 80
percent are under age 30.
For more information, contact the National Sexual Violence
Resource Center at (877) 739-3895, or via e-mail at resources@nsvrc.org.
You can also obtain information at its Web site by visiting www.nsvrc.org.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Torrey Oaks Rangers won
both their games on Saturday to
open the season on a strong note.
The Rangers downed the BJD
Excavating Red Sox in the early
game and came back in the late
game to beat the Florida Fertilizer
Braves. In the middle game of
opening day, the Braves bested the


Rangers Down Dixie Opponents


In Saturday's opening game, the
Rangers ran past the R:e Sox 8-2.
A Malik Tatis double was the
only long-ball hit for the Rangers.
He and Dalton Hewett each put a
pair of scores on the board. Lincoln
Saunders, Scott Donaldson, Kalan
Royal and Tanner Gough each
added a run. Other Rangers are
Kyle Bodeck, Deonte Evans,
Michael Forrester, Steve Hodges,
Sean Holmes and Jeremy Rowe.
Julian Varela doubled and scored
for the Red Sox. Chase Revell
walked, stole second and third and
raced home for the other Red Sox
tally. Other Red Sox are Taylor
Barlow, Justin Bromley, Austin
Carey, Thomas Flores, Jacob
Mayer, Daniel Miller, Trenton
Muntz, Dillon Rabon, Kyle Ward
and Murrell Winter.
In the noon game on Saturday,
the Braves won 12-6 over the Red
Sox. Carter Lambert homered
among his three hits for the Braves.
Justin Knight and Dawson
.Crawford were each twin-tally bat-
ters and Wintz Terrell, Joseph
Adams, Caleb Reas, Grayson
Lambert, Brandon Holton and
Dustin Ratliff chipped in with a run
apiece. Other Braves are Dylan
Farr, Justin Fones and Wade Staton.
Mayer and Ward each doubled
for the Red Sox. Leadoff batter
Mayer put a pair of runs on the
board and Rabon, Miller, Ward and
Bromley each crossed home plate
once.
In the afternoon game, the
Rangers roamed past the Braves
11-4.
A Donaldson triple and Holmes
double were the heavy hits for the
Rangers. Hewett came around to
score three times. Tatis, Saunders
and Donaldson added two runs
apiece and Royal and Holmes had
solo scores.
Crawford picked up a pair of
RBIs to score Adams and Terrell,
following Grayson Lambert home
in a fourth-inning flurry for the
Braves. Reas added the only Braves
tally.


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2007 DIXIE BOYS SCHEDULE
REVISED 3-13-07
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
March 30 March 31
Fair Field 6:30 9:00 am 3v2
12:00pm 2vl
3:00 pm 1v3,
Concession 3,2, 1
Anril2 April3 April5 Aril6 Srinebreak
Farr Field: 6:30pm 3v 2 v 3 rainout 3v2 April 9-13

Concession 3 2 3

Aoril 6 April 17 April 19 Aril 20
Fanr Field: 6:30pm I v 2 3 v Bartow rainout 1 v 3
Away at Bartow Baitow v 2
Concession 1 3 1

April 23 April 24 April 26 April 27
Farr Field: 6:30pm .2 v 3 1 v Bartow rainout 3 v
Away at Bartow Bartow v 3
Concession 2 1 3

April 30 May 3 May4
Farr Field: 6:30pm I v 3 2 v Bartow rainout 2 v i
Away at Bartow Bartow v 1
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Ma 14 Ma 15 Ma 17 Ma 18
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Concession 1 2 3

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Home team concession Home team
concession
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(Ifneeded)
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Service Times
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7:00pm...............Good Friday Service
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VISIT 'EARTH DAY' AT THE PARK
Spring has sprung and everywhere you look there are fresh new leaves
unfurling, butterflies fluttering, and birds nesting. The weather's so beauti-
Sful it just makes you want to be outside and celebrate the season.
A perfect day to do this would be on Earth Day here at Highlands
Hammock State Park. This year's annual celebration is Saturday, April 21.
beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Plan to arrive at 7 if you'd like to participate in the Earth Day 5 K Trail
Run. Your $10 registration donation will help support park improvement
projects. There will be a mixture of dirt and asphalt for running surfaces.
And bring a T shirt for the swap table if you'd like to "recycle" yours for
something different.
Following the run will be an exotic-plant removal project. Beginning
at 9 a.m., you'll join others who want to help the park by getting down and
-dirty! Everyone is welcome to participate in this resource management
activity, but be sure to wear closed- toe shoes, a hat and work gloves. Bring
a shovel, drinking water, sunblock and perhaps a picnic lunch.
If you'd like to help, but don't feel you have the strength to dig up
Exotic plants, bring a bucket and come collect air potatoes,
At 2 p.m., a special musical performance will begin in the picnic area.
This 45-minute program is presented by Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary
School out of Lakeland. It features the "Shining Stars," a fourth- and fifth-
,grade honors group. Entitled "Keepers of the Earth," this show combines
singing, folk dancing and instrumental performances focused on the Earth,
.endangered species and ecology.
More music continues later that night at 7 with a "Music in the Park"
*concert featuring Ellie and the Tri-Tones. Come enjoy a variety of jazz and
blues under the starry sky with this talented and versatile five-piece band.
,Don't forget your lawn chairs, bug spray and a flashlight for the walk back
to your car. Remember, too, concert admission is $5 per person and accom-
panied children 16 and under are admitted free.
Speaking of free, did I forget to mention that park admission is free on
April 21'?
That's right, free! Your whole family can come to the park for free that
Saturday.
So come by and walk one of those trails that you've never yet tried or
bring your bikes and check out the off-road bicycle trail. The Hammock Inn
Swill be open and serving tasty lunches and wild orange ice cream.
There's so much to experience out here in The Real Florida. Come visit
on Earth Day and help us celebrate it!


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.19 notice is hereby given that the following property
will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash only:
A 1971 Eldorado mobile home, VIN Number 1874T,
and the contents therein, if any, abandoned-by
previous owner and tenant, Matthew McMullen.
On Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village,
2407 Azalea Lane, Wauchula, FL 33873
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Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village
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Ticket must be used within 6 days and is
non-transferrable. Obtain 2nd Day Ticket at the
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Very early on the first day of the
week, the women went to the
tomb . But the angel said,
"Don't be afraid! You are looking
for Jesus from Nazareth, who
has been crucified. He has risen
from the dead; He is not here."
Mark 16:2, 6a, 7 (NCV)

FRIDAY
The angels said, "Remember
what He told you, while He was
still in Galilee that the Son of
Man must be betrayed into the
hands of sinful men, and must
be crucified, and must rise
again on the third day."
Luke 24:6-7 (PME)

SATURDAY
Late that Sunday evening, when
the disciples were together
behind locked doors ... Jesus
came and stood among them.
"Peace be with you," He said,
and showed them His hands
and His side.
John 20:19-20 (NEB)

SUNDAY
And Jesus said to them, "0 fool-
ish men, and slow of heart to
believe all that the prophets
have spoken. Was it not neces-
sary that the Christ should suffer
these things and enter into His
glory?" And, beginning with
Moses and all the prophets, He
interpreted to them in all the
Scriptures the things concern-
ing Himself.
Luke 24:25-27 (RSV)

MONDAY
Jesus' disciples saw Him do
many other miracles (after the
resurrection) besides the one
told about in this book, but
these are recorded so that you
will believe that He is the
Messiah, the Son of God, and
that believing in Him you will
have (eternal) life.
John 20:30-31 (TLB)
TUESDAY
Then He (Jesus) led the disci-
ples outside Jerusalem as far as
Bethany, where He blessed
them with uplifted hands. While
He was in the act of blessing
them, He was parted from them
and was carried back to
Heaven.
Luke 24:50 (PME)
WEDNESDAY
There are so many other things
Jesus did. If they were all written
down, one by one, I can't imag-
ine a world big enough to hold
such a library of books.
John 21:25 (ME)
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.



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Green tablecloths and apparel were evident at our St. Patrick's
Day dinner.

The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


Well, things are closing down in
the Oasis. Our seasonal people are
heading north. So this will be my
last article this season. It has been a
wonderful winter season, seeing
old friends and making new ones.
Charlotte and Claude Longueuil
had their friend, Dot from
Massachusetts, visiting several
days.
Forrest Grooms and his wife,
Alice had a visit from their son,
Chris, his wife Tamilina and grand-
children, Justin, Kaitlyn and
Taylor; their daughter Diane,
granddaughter Sondra and great-
grandchildren; Kelsy and Matthew;
their daughter, Christina and grand-
children, Joshlin and Jenna. What a
wonderful birthday present. A fabu-
lous birthday dinner was cooked
for Forrest with about 100 friends
present as well as the family.
Those of us that are still here are
keeping up with our walking, doing
exercise, playing shuffleboard and
horseshoes and, of course, meeting
in the clubhouse every night to play
dominoes or cards.
The music jams have enled for
the season as Ray and Jo Moore
and Larry and Norma Reid have
headed north along with so many
others.
Bob and Patrice Christie had a
"Mad Hatter" Tea Party Saturday,


March 24. Bob had on a tuxedo and
was. the Mairtr'd. The 13 women
that attended had fun in their fancy
hats.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
We had a nice St. Patrick's Day
party on March 17. The 3 Notes
plus 1 played great music for danc-
ing and overall entertainment. The
3 Notes are Bill Hartigan, Elina
Henderson and Wanda. What a
great time the 49 of us had! The
Rec Hall was full of sounds of
music, dancing feet, laughter and
merriment. Isn't that what Irish par-
ties are anyway, any party really,
good friends and great fellowship.

BINGO
I have four bingo nights to report


this time at bingo on Thursday,
March 15, there were 22 players.
Eddie Philips, Mark Herman, Leon
Sumner (2), and Joan Newton
received merchant certificates.
Charlotte Longueuil won the jack-
pot and Anita Albert the 50/50.
On Tuesday, March 20, Mary
Lou Katzur won the 50/50. and
Florence Nadeau the jackpot.
Merchant certificates were given to
JoAnn Bray, Florence Nadeau,
Anita Albert, Dale Bohnett and
Leon Sumner. There were 21 play-
ers.
On Thursday, March 22, we had
25 players with Anita Albert again
winning the 50/50. The jackpot
went to Mark Herman. Merchant
certificates went to Mark Herman,.
Willard Burd (2), Leon Sumner and
Mary Lou Katzur.
We are up to last bingo of the
season, Tuesday, March 27, there
were 18 players. Connie Vogtlin
won the jackpot and Mary Lou
Katzur the 50/50. Ron Burkholder
won the special game played for
the jar. No one had won the jar for
the past couple of weeks. Nor, did
'they bingo on the jar number this
evening. Therefore, a special game
had to be played because this was
the last night of bingo for the sea-
son.

CARDS
Pokeno was played on Monday
and Wednesday.. Monday had five
players. Wednesday had four play-
ers and Charlotte Longueuil was
the winner.
Friends, please have a safe trip
home and a wonderful summer.
Hope to see you in the fall. Be well
and happy.


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 51 1P101(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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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 of a violation on your property, that will be the one and only notice you
receive from our office, before steps will be taken to abate (correct) the nuisance on your property. Any and all costs incurred
plus a minimum of $100 administrative fee will be billed to the property owner. If that bill is not paid a lien will be assessed
against the property. Three (3) months later, the City will start foreclosure procedures.

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

To ensure that you do not have any fines or fees assessed to your property please take our notices seriously and do not wait to
take care ofany 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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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office ol
the county court:
Jose Manuel Flores, 27, Wau-
chula, and Victoria Ponialoha
Hernandez, 25, Wauchula.
James Herman Adler,,029,
Bowling Green, and Greg. a
Calderon, 27, Bowling Green.
Juanito Flores-Romero, 30,
Fremont, Mich., and Consut
Solis, 33, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
BV Oil Co. Inc. d/b/a Grimsley
Oil Co. vs. Harlan Grove Service
Inc., judgment-stipulated settlement
approved.
Capital One FSB vs. Ata MM.
Mohammad and A T A Stereo
Sound, default judgment.
Premium Asset Recovery Corp.
vs. Jennifer W. Soria, judgment-
stipulated settlement approved.
Preston Food and Fuel Inc. vs.
David Wilson, damages.
Country Manor Association LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Mayra Aranda, judgment for
removal of tenant.
Capital One Bank vs. Mandy J.
Hines, consent judgment.
New Century Financial Services
Inc. vs. Bobby Liles, judgment-stip-
ulated settlement approved.
All American Financial Asso-
ciates vs. Sissy Camacho, judg-
ment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Tommy Rivers, judgment-stipulated
settlement approved.
Capital One Bank vs. Heather
Boyette, judgment execution
withheld.
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
LLC vs. Samuel Chagoya, consent
judgment.
Department Stores National Bank
MAC vs. Jason K. Rodriguez and
Emprise Dionne Hines, voluntary
dismissal of defendant Jason K.
Rodriguez.
HSBC. Bank Nevada NA. ys.
Richard Nichols, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Ernesto Cristobal, two counts
retail theft, 20 days in jail with cred-
it for time served (CTS), $315 fine
and court costs.
Meliton Gabriel-Lopez, retail
theft, 20 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $50 iivestigatWe costs
and $1.27 restitution placi&d6nrlien,
released to Immigration Service.
Honorio .Torres Gayosso, resist-
ing an officer without violence,
misuse of wireless 911 service and
disorderly intoxication, time served,
$330 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100 inves-
tigative costs.
Jeronimo Goan AKA Guillermo
Guillen, trespassing other than
structure/conveyance and disorder-
ly intoxication, 20 days CTS, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Juan Gomez AKA Lewis Cor-
dova, obstructing justice, 10 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs
placed on lien, released to Manatee
County authorities.
Alberto Gonzales, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Armando Hernandez, possession
of marijuana, not prosecuted.
German Herrera, petit theft, 20
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs.
Travis Jerome Kilpatrick, posses-
sion of freshly killed deer during
closed season, adjudication with-.
held, time served, $315 fine and
court costs.
Victor Manuel Martinez, trespass
after warning-and violation of-open
container ordinance, 10 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs, $60 pub-
lic defender fee.
Benjamin Method, retail theft, 14
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Amado Palafax, possession of
alcohol under 21, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court costs.
Pedro Perez, disorderly intoxica-.
tion, 10 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Hermino Reyes, trespass, 10
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Alberto Rodriguez, retail theft,
16 days CTS, $315 fine and court -
costs, $ 100 public defender fees.
Cherye Whidden, violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, time served, $420 fine
and court costs.


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Juan Antonio Escobedo, viola-
tion of a domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection, adjudication
withheld, probation 12 months,
$315 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs.
Michelle Jones, obtaining prop-
erty by worthless check, not prose-
" cuted.
Cleofas Juan Leyva, two counts
obtaining property by worthless
, check, not prosecuted.
Estella Valdez Rodriguez,
domestic battery, 12 months proba-
tion, 12-week anger management
Class, $667 fine and court costs,
$100 investigative costs; domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Antonio Rosas, petit theft, six
months in jail CTS.
Javier Valdez, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Gerald Lee Murphy, disorderly
intoxication? time served, $190
court costs.
Joshua Lynden Hall, violation of
probation (original charge tres-
pass), probation revoked, 60 days
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Danielle Anne Reardon, con-
tributing to the delinquency of a
minor, adjudication withheld, 12
months probation (concurrent with
traffic sentence).
Rufus Minor Howell, possession
of drug paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, time served, $315 fine
and court costs.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Ruben Ramirez Ybarra, DUI and
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), nine months CTS; viola-
tion of probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, four
months (concurrent), $100 public
defender fees.
Lee Presley Levy, DUI, proba-
tion 12 months, license suspended
one year, tag impound -10 days; -no
alcohol or bars, drug/alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, DUI
school, $622.50 fine and court
costs, $60 public defender fee, 50
hours community service.
Chad Clay Buckmaster, DUI and
no valid license, time served, pro-
bation 12 months, license suspend-
ed five years, tag impound 30 days,
multiple offender DUI school, alco-
hol abuse evaluation and treatment,.
no alcohol or bars, $1,065 fine and
court costs, $60 public defender
fee, $100 investigative costs.
Rufus Minor Howell, operating a
motorcycle while license suspend-
ed, time served, $330 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees;
attaching tag not assigned and
DWLS, adjudication withheld, time
served.
Marcelino Erasmo Perez-Cruz,
violation of probation (original
charges DUI and no valid license),
probation.revoked, 90 days CTS,
fines and fees still due.
Michael Eugene Adcox, DWLS,
attaching tag not assigned and no
registration certificate, adjudication
withheld, $330 fine and.court costs.
Zepplin Montomi Cole, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
Sand court costs.
Jesus Salvador Lopez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Dunn Maldonado, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, 16 hours com-
munity service.
Juan Manuel Mendez-Martinez,
DUI and no valid license, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, DUI school, evalua-
tion and treatment,, no alcohol or
bars, $880 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Danielle Anne Reardon, DUI, 12
months probation license suspend-
ed six months, tag impound 10
days, evaluation/treatment, DUI
school, no alcohol or bars, $622.50
fine and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Dorothy Ayers, allowing an-
unauthorized person to drive, time
served, $330 fine and court costs.
Jose Marcelino Abrego, DUI and
DWLS, 12 months probation,
license suspended six months, DUI
school, evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol or bars, $885 fine and court
costs, $60 public defender fees,
$100 investigative costs, 50 hours
community service.
Norberto Juarez-Colorado,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Todd G. Morey, DWLS, has.
valid license, dismissed.


Paul Daniel Skipper, DUI, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed five years, one year ignition
interlock, tag impound 30 days,
DUI school, evaluation/treatment,
$1,000 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Jose DeJesus Tapia, DUI and
DWLS, 12 months probation,
license suspended five years, tag
impound 30 days, multiple offend-
er DUI school, $1,000 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Robert Trevino Jr., two counts


Courthouse Repor


DWLS, $420 fine and court costs
on each count, $60 public defender
fee.
Bobbie Dean Stanley, DUI and
two counts DUI with property dam-
age, estreated bonds.
Laurencio Vasquez, DWLS and
DUI reduced to reckless driving,
$330 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100 inves-
tigative costs.
J. Felix Zarco-Hernandez, DUI
and no valid license, estreated
bonds.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
U.S. Bank National Association
vs, Jessica L. Srfmith et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Derek D. Daniels vs. Angela S.
Daniels, petition for injunction for
protection.
Martha June Cleto and Fransico
Cleto, divorce.
Guillerminia Pantoja and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Reyes Lopez II, petition
for child support.
Mary Ann and George Fisher vs.
Clarksville Refrigerated Lines Inc.,
Brisk Transportation LP, Transport
Industries LP and Leleand D. Fast,
damages.
Nicole Kasiewski vs. Melanie
Smith o/b/o minor child and
Hardee Livestock Market, dam-
ages.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Diana Smith and DOR vs.
Urbano Santellan, child support
cancelled, arrears account settled.
Leigh Bersell Thomas and
Carolyn L. Thomas, amended
divorce order.
Chester and Linda A. Niece vs.
Pedro and Esthela A. Garcia-and
Joel Gutierrez and Saturnina
Moreno et al, judgment to clear
property title.
Annie Small and DOR vs. Jeffery
Williams, child support order.
Paul Jardine and Michelle
Jardine, divorce.
Pamela Johns vs. Samuel Johns,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Consuelo Solis Negrete and
Dario Negrete, divorce.
Margarita San Juana Flores and
DOR vs. Luciano Laro III, child
support order amended.
Margarita San Juana Flores and
DOR vs. Patricia Munoz, child sup-
poq .order amended.


Jennifer Leigh Rucker and DOR
vs. Gilberto Angel Valdeviez, child
support order.
Janet Perez and DOR vs.
Gregorio Perez, child support
order.
Cindy Manley vs. Wayne
Manley, amended injunction for
protection.
Kathy Cason and DOR vs.
Timothy Rice, dismissal of petition
to modify child support.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschiwal and
Joseph Rudolph Ruschiwal, joint
stipulation approved.
Cynthia G. Fairless and DOR vs.
Anthony P. Milton Sr., child sup-
port order.
Richard Martinez and DOR vs.
Travis Downey, order on child sup-
port.
Rita E. Zimmerman and DOR vs.
Mark A. Biron, modification of
child support.
Sandra B. Cardoza vs. Crecencio
Cardoza, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Crecencio Cardoza vs. Sandra
Botello Cardoza, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protection.
Amelia Cleto Garcia and Nazario
Garcia, divorce.
Amy Carlton Paris and Michael
Doyle Paris, divorce.
Herman Edward Spencer and
Bernice Spencer, amended divorce
order.
Marta Rodriguez and DOR vs.
Herminio Aguilar, amended child
support order.
Betty Beatrice Skipper and Harry
Ray Skipper, divorce.
Audrey Taylor and Lee Taylor,
divorce.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Latravia L. Harris and DOR vs.
Kunta K. Holley.
Celia Gonzales and DOR vs.
Joseph Carmona.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Bello Paulino Aguanta, burglary
of a structure and petit theft, not
prosecuted.
Shanoh Armstrong, violation of
community control house arrest


(original charge uttering a forged
instrument), time served.
Andre Maurice Baker, intention-
al infliction of child abuse -
reduced to battery, probation one
year, $667 fine and court costs, $60
public defender probation.
Pete Arthur Byers, violation of
probation (original charge second
degree arson), resume probation.
Jesse Morgan Cheshire, sale of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, 120 days
CTS, $495 fine and court costs, and
$190 public defender fees placed
on lien.
Fernando Dominguez Coronel,
violation of probation (original
charge fleeing to attempt to elude
law enforcement), probation
revoked, six months CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Robert Michael Crews II, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to sell
amended to possession of mari-
juana, and carrying a weapon dur-
ing a felony, adjudication withheld,
one year probation, driving for
employment only, curfew, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alcohol
or drugs, $495 fine and court costs,
75 hours community service; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
James Edward Daniels Jr., viola-
tion of probation (original charges
possession of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of drug para-
phernalia and felony DWLS), pro-
bation revoked, two years commu-
nity control with same other condi-
tions, $495 fine and court costs and
$100 public defender fees due.
Jose Angel Garza, felony DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 18 months
probation, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, 75 hours
community service.
-Luciano Lara III, fleeing to elude
law enforcement, two years com-
munity control with condition of
entering drug abuse inpatient pro-
gram, license suspended two years,
$340 public defender fees; DWLS,
time served.
Millissa Lee Lowery, battery on
detention or community facility
staff reduced to battery, proba-
tion one year, comply with residen-
tial treatment program, $667 fine
and court costs and $100 public
defender fees placed on lien; bat-
tery on an inmate and criminal mis-
chief, not prosecuted.
Jesus Elvis Perez, violation of
probation (original charge grand
theft auto), probation revoked, 18
months community control with
stndarl alcohol and drug abuse


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conditions, fines and court costs
still due.
Elebeder Pineda-Eriza, posses-
sion of marijuana-estreated bond.
Charlie Lee Rivers, three counts
sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a public park or community center
reduced to sale/possession 'of
cocaine, probation five years with
drug offender conditions, no alco-
hol or drugs, curfew, $495 fine and
court costs on each charge and
$340 public defender fees placed
on lien.
Antonio Rosas, violation of pro-
bation (original charges possession
of cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia), probation revoked,
six weeks in jail CTS, license sus-
pended two years, fines and fees
placed on lien.
Alberto Rodriguez Vergara, vio-
lation of probation (original

charges DWLS and felony DUI),
probation revoked, time served.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
MC Young Properties Inc. to
Gray Epps Jr. and Belva Lee Vance
as trustees, $40,000.
Todd Hellein to Saldalio Ernesto
Ordaz and Renier Chao, $115,000.
LaJuana Dobbie to Erika Corbin,
$20,000.
Marilyn K. Aker to Frank and
Donna Pisarsky, $20,000.
Rosalind J. Bass to Denise St.
Fort Everett, $15,000.
James and Barbara Jernigan to
Armando Garcia Sr., $137,000.
Mary S. Hansen to Gary and
Virginia Oden and Brian and April
Lambert, $104,000.
Sirva Relocation Credit LLC to
Ronald D. and Fay E. Hebert,
$195,000.
Arlene Szaro to Gary and
Virginia Oden and Brian and Apy-il
Lambert, $80,000.
Julia B. Murphy to Gary aiid
Virginia Oden and Brian and April
Lambert, $128,000.
Eddie Szaro to Gary and Virginia
Oden and Brian and April Lambert,
$88,000.
Ronnie Wayne Bartley to Carlbs
and Lacey Leighann Avalos,
$138,000.
Raymond A. Barber and Kami L.
Blackhurst to Sirva Relocation
Credit LLC, $195,000.
Bernard and Jeanette Rooyakers
to Jack V. and Sharon A. Bogaert,
$45,000.
Martin M. Wohl to Olga L.
Calderon, $134,900.
Danny and -Carla C. Nava
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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 5, 2007

TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


THERE WAS ONLY


SCHOOL BUS IN TOWN


By KIMMY PERRY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your full name?
A: Lucille Grace Holland Roberts.
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Rahway
N.J.
Q: How long did you live in New
Jersey?
A: I lived in New Jersey for 19 years.
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: I have three sisters. They all live in
New Jersery.
Q: What was your favorite pastime as a
kid?
A: My favorite pastime was roller skat-
ing. I also enjoyed running and playing
marbles.
Q: What is your most missed memory
as a child?
A: I miss running with my sisters in the
hay fields. I also miss paying 10 cents to
see the Shirley Temple movies at the the-
ater.
Q: What was school like?
A: I loved school. I walked one mile
every day to get there, whether it was rain-
ing, snowing or a sunny day. There was
only one school bus for the whole town.
Q: Were you involved in any high
school activities?
A: I was in the sewing club, twirling,
girls varsity club, and treasurer of the
senior class office.
Q: What was dating like back then?
A: Back then they didn't date as much as
teens do today. We went in groups to par-
ties and dances.
Q: What were your hobbies as a teen?
A: I like to sew. I made my own skirts,
called broomstick skirts. I also enjoyed
scrapbooking.
Q: How was. transportation back then?
A: Gas was scarce, so mostly people
walked or took a bus. No students had vehi-
cles like they do today.
Q: Why did you move to Hardee
County?
A: I met a soldier on a blind date; we


only went on two dates, then he had to go
to England. I wrote to him for six months,
and he came home, and one week later we
got married and moved to Hardee County.
Q: Who did you marry?
A: I married John Boyd Roberts.
Q: When did you get married?
A: We were married on July 22, 1945.
Q: When you moved to Wauchula, was
life different from living in New Jersey?
A: Oh, yes! I went from being a city girl,
where I would walk to everything, to a
country girl that didn't even know how to
drive. I was 21 before I learned to drive.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: Yes, I had three boys and two girls. All
of them live in Hardee County. One is
deceased.
Q: How was life like being married to
an Army man?
A: We traveled a lot. Three of my chil-
dren were born in different states and two
of them were born in Germany. My hus-
band fought in World War II, Korea and in
Vietnam. He was in the Army for 20 years.
Q: When did you come back to Hardee
County?
A: We came back in 1965, and we have
lived here ever since.
Q: How is Wauchula different today

( Lookin' Back

than 40 years ago?
A: There are better roads, more stores,
and a lot more traffic. There's also new
schools.
Q: How old are you today?
A: I am 80 years old.
Q: How many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren do you have?
A: I have 11 grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren so far.
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.


Lucille Roberts then...


Unbeaten
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red
Sox stayed undefeated in the final
week of AAA or Minors baseball.
Scores available from the final
week of action show the Red Sox
finishing the season with another
pair of victories and a 12-0 season
record.
Scores don't show the Vols Cubs
playing in the final week, but with
an overall 9-3 record, statistically
ahead of the Pete's Pharmacy
Athletics (A's), which was the only
team not badly affected by rain-
outs and finishing with twin wins
for a 9-5 record.
Behind them are the C&B Cattle
Co. Yankees, the CF Industries
White Sox and the KMW Photo
Devil Rays.
The only March 12 score avail-
able has the A's beating the White
Sox 12-2.
For the A's, Jake Deanda
smacked a double and pair of sin-
gles. Joining him in rounding the
bases twice apiece were Austin
Altman, Ruben Olmos, Colten
Howell and Omar Alamia, who also
doubled. Jose Gonzales and Marco
Briones each came home once.
Devin Pearson had the heavy
hand for the White Sox, belting a
pair of triples. One scored team-
mate Marco DeLeon. Kevin
Kunkel tripled and scored in the
third inning. Hunter Bryant,
Pearson, Jordan Rogers and Tanor


COURTESY PHOTOS


... and now.


Red Sox W
Durden were all stranded.
On March 13, the Red Sox ran
past the White Sox 11-7.
Tomas Gomez tripled and dou-
bled and scored once for the Red
Sox. William McClelland, Roby
Paris and Cody Spencer each also
doubled. Batters coming around to
cross home plate twice each were
Conner Crawford, Zachary Battles,
Spencer and Paris. Gomez,
McClelland and Juan Martinez
added solo scores.
For the White Sox, in their final
game, Alex Clarke was the only
twin-tally batter. DeLeon, Pearson,
and Clarke had two hits apiece.
Kyler Caskay homered, joining
DeLeon, Pearson, Caskay and
Kunkel in coming home once.
Other White Sox are Rogers,
Durden, Naomi Rivera, Zack
Carranco, Cierra Lee, Hunter
Bryant Michael Olivar and Cesar
Fimbres.
On March 15, the A's defeated
the Devil Rays 18-7.
Leadoff batter Altman led the
A's, scoring all four times he got on
base. Frank Farias and Briones
were triple-tally batters, Alamia,
Deanda and Senaida Garcia came
home twice each and Ruben Olmos
touched home once. Other A's were
Jose Gonzales, Jacob Olmos and
Howell.
The Devil Rays had a good start,
plating five runs in the first inning,
by Austin Walker, Tim Perkins,
Adam Salas, Jake Pakovich and


in Minors
Jordan Ward. Perkins added anoth-
er run in the second stanza and
Tyler Bragg another in the fourth
inning. Other D-Rays finishing up
the season were Mikey Heine,
Julian Galvez, Ty Trammell,
Dalton Tubbs, Blake Crawley,
Russell Weems and Dalton Bryant.
In the final recorded game of the
season, the Red Sox swept the
Yankees 15-1.
Paris put three runs on the board
for the Red Sox. Marcus Battles,
Spencer, Keith Powell and
Martinez each touched home twice
and Zachary Battles, Gomez,
Crawford and A.J. Delarosa each
chipped in with a run. Other Red
Sox were Vargas, McClellan and
Andrew Hagans.
Tyler Helms was the only Yankee
to get all the way home. Seth
McGee, Ryan Ramirez, Tucker,
Albritton and Cain Roman were
left on the base paths. Also playing
for the Yanks this year are Dylan
Salas, Jennifer Aguilar, Patrick
Carlton, Erik Estrada, Cole Garza,
Chris Keller, Justin Newman and
Alyssa Tatum.
There was no game recorded in
the final week for the Vols Cubs.
Finishing up the season were
Bradley Brewer, KimberJy
Derringer, Kyndall Gough, Ryan
Ham, Aaron Harrison, Tyler
Hewett, Jordon Jones, Keifer
Kedzoir, Dalton Krell, Camden
Metheny, Dylan Norwood, Quinton
Sanchez and Cleston Sanders.




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