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Are Worst?

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Softball Girls

Start Monday

... Story 11A, 1B


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Bones Found Here

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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 18
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, April 12, 2007


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Cold Case: I

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Someone knows who killed
Amber Woods.
'- o predicts a spokesman for the
Manatee County Sheriffs Office
and its newly established Cold
S ,., ... Case Squad.
Amber, just 16 years old, was
murdered on Feb. 11, 2006. She
lived in the Center Hill community
of Hardee County, but her body
/ \ was discovered along a highway
three miles into Manatee County.
bimr And Manatee authorities want


Help Catch Amber's Killer


her killer found.
Dave Bristow, public informa-
tion officer for the Manatee
Sheriff's Office, said a $6,000
reward is being offered for infor-
mation leading to the arrest of the
person or persons responsible for
Amber's death.
He said the cold-case unit was
begun in January of this year, and
that its veteran detectives are cur-
rently reviewing the homicide of
Amber Woods. "It would be great
to start with a bang and solve this
one," Bristow said.


"We need to solve it," he said.
"All homicides are hard but, obvi-
ously, when you have a teenager it
is especially hard, especially tragic.
We want to get this one solved.
"Hopefully someone will step up
and give us the information we
need," he added.
Amber was last seen alive by
family members at 12:30 a.m. that
Saturday. She had been playing
cards, and went to bed at that time.
By around 3 a.m., she was dead.
Bristow said investigators saw
no sign of a break-in or an abduc-


tion at her Center Hill 'home.
Instead, they believe the teen prob-
ably snuck out of the house.
Her body was spotted by a pass-
ing motorist between 7 and 7:30
that morning. She was lying on the
southside shoulder of State Road
62, about 20 feet off the pavement.
She appeared to have been mur-
dered there, Bristow said.
After a flurry of initial informa-
tion, leads dried up, he said.
Enter the new Cold Case Squad.
"We're excited," Bristow de-
scribed. "This is all they do, work


these cold cases. It takes someone
with a lot of patience and experi-
ence to work these cases." And he
said Det. Ken Hartman and Det.
Bud Johnson have just that.
"This is really one of the first
cases that they are looking into,
which is a bit unusual as this case is
only a little over one year old, but
the detective who was on the case
retired."
Bristow said Hartman and
Johnson picked up the case.
"Both detectives have already
See COLD CASE 2A


FILE PHOTO
They may be fixed-wing or rotary, one- or two-seater, open- or closed-cockpit. Over a hundred rotorcraft will compete in daily spot
landings and drops or the showcase fly-by during the 37th annual Bensen Days Fly-In which began yesterday (Wednesday).


Visit Airport



For High Time

Annual Fly-In Lands Here 3 j


Jail Renovations




Total $7 Million


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $7 million plan to remodel and
expand the Hardee County Jail had
the Hardee County Commissioners
slightly stunned.
Mandatory repairs to the county
jail could cost as much as $1 mil-
lion.
O-- going planning for a 72-bed
interior addition to the jail could
add another $3.1 million and reno-
vations to the existing jail related to
that expansion adds another $3.1
million.
Sheriff Loran Cogburn said he
hoped to offset a major portion of
these expenses with the revenue he
receives for housing Federal
inmates. "We are trying every way
we can not to burden the county
taxpayers. Presently, we get about
$1 million a year. With the addi-
tion, that could be $2 million," he
explained.
At today's prices, it's still less
expensive to complete this work


instead of just building a new jail,
at an estimated $35-$40 million,
consultant Darryl McLain told the
commission at last Thursday's
meeting.
The 50-page report of Sarastota-
based BMK Architects included a
collection of photos showing the
structural, mechanical, plumbing,
fire protection,. electrical, security.
and administrative upgrades need-
ed and schematics of the planned
72-bed addition.
At least $550,000 in needed now
for "life safety and code issues" to
the jail which opened in July 1992.
"But you never know what you'll
find when you start. It is struc-
turally sound because they are pre-
cast units, but there is ductwork and
other needs we won't fully know
until we get in there," said McLain.
The code violation and other
upgrades vary from lock replace-
ment and fire alarm systems and
sprinklers to overhead lighting and
.See RENOVATIONS 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Over 100 pilots will be on hand
Wednesday through Saturday this
week for the 37th annual Bensen
Days fly-in.
The annual meeting of rotorcraft
enthusiasts is open to the public,
who are welcome anytime between
the 8 a.m. to dark events at the


WEATHER
DATE MGH LOW BRAN
.04/04. 87 56 0.00
04/05 86 58 0.00
S04/06 76 47 0.05
04/07 70 41 0.00
04108 75 38 0.00
04/09 79 50 0.25
04/10 69 57 1.27
TOTAL Rainfall to 04/10/07 6.23
Same period last year 6.70
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source; Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report........7C
Crime Blotter...................3C
Hardee Living............... 2B
Information Roundup... 11A
Lunch Menus.................4B
Obits 4A
Puzzles 3B




S1111111111122 07 0
7 18122 072 90 3


Wauchula Municipal Airport, five
miles west of Wauchula off Van-
dolah Road.
Gyrocoptors usually fly 1,000
:feet or lower and at speeds up to 65
miles per hour. Although they can
stay aloft up to three hours unless
extra fuel tanks are aboard, most
gyrocopter pilots just enjoy the
exhilaration of gliding over the
countryside.
Events during this year's fly-in
include several daily contests
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
There will be spot landing as well
See AIRPORT 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A $7 million plan for upgrades and an interior 72-bed addition at the Hardee County Jail does not Include badly needed addition-
al parking.


Headlight Exposes Drug-Trafficking Suspects


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A routine traffic stop on a truck
with a missing headlight ended


with police sweeping a pile of
spilled narcotics from its floor-
board.
And the amount they were able
. .


Bernal Sambrano


to weigh came in at 81.5 grams of
methamphetamine, well above the
*statutory threshold of 14 grams to
be considered a drug trafficking
operation, noted Wauchula Police
Chief William Beattie.
Arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill were
Oscar Omar Sambrano, 30, of 603
S. First Ave., Wauchula, and Jose
Nieblas Bernal, 27, general deliv-
ery, Wauchula.
Each faces multiple drug and
other charges. Both will be
arraigned in Hardee Circuit Court
next Tuesday.
Sambrano is charged with drug
trafficking, possession of metham-
phetamine with intent to sell, tam-
pering with evidence, possession of


drug paraphernalia, driving while
license suspended and violation of
probation.
The drug counts and traffic
offense generated a total bond
amount of $55,750, but no bond
has been allowed on the probation
violation charge. Sambrano re-
mains in custody at the Hardee
County Jail.
Bernal is charged with drug traf-
ficking, possession of methamphet-
amine with intent to sell, tampering
with evidence, possession of drug
paraphernalia and two counts of
failure to appear in court in unrelat-
ed cases.
His bond has been set at $12,160.
He, too, remained in custody pend-


ing trial as of this Tuesday after-
noon, jail records said.
Beattie said the arrests stemmed
from a routine traffic stop at about
9:15 on the night of March 21.
He said Hill was on patrol in the
area of Goolsby Street and North
Ninth Avenue when she spotted a
truck with a headlight out on its
passenger side. She turned around
to initiate a traffic stop, but the
truck continued heading east on
'Goolsby despite the officer's flash-
ihg overhead lights.
The truck, he said, stayed at a
low rate of speed, but turned south
onto Seventh Avenue.
"I could see a lot of movement in
See SUSPECTS 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 12, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN:
Sports Editor



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P.O. Box 338
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hardee County received a much-needed rain Tuesday and Tuesday
night more than 1.5 inches in Bowling Green. The old adage will be true,
"April showers bring May flowers."

Local orange trees have been blooming for several weeks. This repre-
sents next season's citrus crop.

I am convinced that regularly drinking orange juice a lot fresh-
squeezed plus mixing local honey in coffee, combined with some exer-
cise, has kept me from getting a cold this Spring. Everyone else in the fam-
ily got a cold recently.
We also eat some grapefruit. Florida's orange crop this season is about
131 million boxes, to go with 28 million boxes of grapefruit.

Am glad to hear from UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, probably
the best ever, is doing better at age 96 being sick recently.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are again in the American League East cel-
lar, but hopefully they can climb ahead of Toronto or Baltimore soon. They
have some good young players.

David Elbertson came back to work Monday as city manager of
Bowling Green. He and his family are thankful for the prayers, thoughts
and well wishes following a serious Feb. 18 pickup truck accident. He
returned home April 6.
He received excellent care at Tampa General Hospital.

Veteran Hardee County watermelon grower Richard Dease this week
gave high praise to the Hardee Fire/Rescue regarding his pickup truck acci-
dent east of Wauchula in late March. He hit another vehicle. "The ambu-
lance was there before the accident stopped happening."




AIRPORT
Continued From 1A


as spot drops and a showcase fly-by
of different types of gyrocopters at
1 p.m. daily.
"Of course, there will be steady
flying going on. Rides will be
available but passengers must be at
least 18 to sign a release form or
have parental consent," said Scott
Lewis, president of Sunshine State
Rotor Club.
Although still officially based in
Fort Myers, five or six of the pilots
live in the area and there is gyro-
copter flying nearly every week-
end.
Gyrocopters can be one-seater or
two-seater, fixed wing or ultralight,
closed or open cockpit. They are
towed on equipment similar to a
boat trailer. Some this year come
from as far as Arizona and
Louisiana.
Gyrocopters have an engine-
powered propeller and unpowered
rotorblades, allowing them to glide
to the ground. They were initially
designed by a Spanish nobleman
Juan DeLaCierva in the 1920s to
replace the unsafe WWI fixed wing
bomber.
The resulting Pitcairn was devel-
oped also in the USA in the late
1920s. One of its uses was to deliv-


er the mail, with pilots taking off
from the tops of post offices.
Amelia Earhart was one of those
pilots and set an auto-gyrocopter
altitude record of 18,300 feet which
stood for years.
In the 1960s Igor Bensen began
the modern era of gyrocopter con-
struction. In the late '70s he
increased the high altitude record to
19,100 feet, the only American
record set by the Britisher Bensen.
A new world record was set here
during Bensen Days 1998. An offi-
cial from the National Aeronautic
Association was on hand when
Denver physician Bill Clem, who
specializes in high-altitude rescues,
set a high altitude record of 24,463
in his open-cockpit rotorcraft. The
record was later certified by the
international aeronautical board in
France.
Although there are no plans for
record-setting this year, there will
be plenty of excitement for kids of
all ages to enjoy the days. "Bring
the family and enjoy yourself,"
says Lewis. "There is no specific
admission fee, but a contribution of
$5 to defray expenses is helpful.
Everyone is welcome," he added.


3 INJURED


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Three people were injured this past weekend in a two-vehicle crash on SR 64 east of Zolfo Springs. Indicators at the scene were
that the driver of the car above rear-ended a dump truck which was hauling cull peppers. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The three occupants of the car were airlifted by medical helicopter to area hospitals. Hardee County Fire-Rescue confirmed
Tuesday that the wreck occurred on Saturday at about 3:20 p.m. at SR 64 and Wingate Road. The Florida Highway Patrol, also coni-
tacted on Tuesday, said it had no record of the crash.


air handling. Some are because of
inmate abuse of existing fixtures.
Cogburn spoke Tuesday about
these issues.
"We are staying on top of the
lock situation and everything is
functional. The problem is the parts
for the automatic electronic control
panel are no longer available and
they don't make the parts for the
original locks anymore. We are
replacing them with newer manual
locks and have additional security
patrols," he explained.
Air quality tests done regularly
meet standards but newer systems
will help with exhaust fans and lou-
ver problems, the architect's report
says. Copper plumbing is being
replaced with PVC pipe. All menus
are prepared by a registered dieti-
cian.









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


"As far as I know, we are meet-
ing all basic standards. With a 15-
year-old jail, naturally there are
always maintenance issues. The
addition is a cost up front, but we
have to bear part of it anyway, and
this way will allow someone else to
foot the bill for us," Cogburn con-
tinued.
He is also working with the U.S.
Marshal's Office on a transporta-
tion contract. Most of the 60 feder-
al inmates there are those awaiting
court hearings and require trans-
portation to Tampa or Fort Myers.
He said an agreement allows him to
ask for removal of any federal
inmate who is unruly or disruptive.
"Mostly they are just like our coun-
ty inmates," he said'
The 72-bed addition inside the
jail would use up most of the for-
mer recreation area closed because
of inmate problems. On the 8,300-
square-foot first floor would be a
32-bed dorm, restrooms (showers,
toilets and sinks), a dayroom with
10 eight-seat circular tables for eat-
ing and passive recreation, and an
outdoor recreation area separate
from the one for the main jail recre-
ation area. Secure vestibules would
allow one officer direct supervision
of all inmates.
The 3,500-square-foot second
floor mezzanine would have a 40-
bed sleeping area and an area for
equipment storage.
Commissioners made no deci-
sion after the architect's presenta-
tion. County manager Lex Albrit-
ton said the next step was hiring of
a financial consultant to advise the
best way to finance the long-range
project.


Unused recreational space would change into a bi-level dormi-
tory for 72 inmates, adding nearly $1 million in revenue annual-


the cab of the truck," Hill wrote in
her arrest report. "Then I saw the
passenger appear to throw some-
thing out of his window."
The truck hesitated at the inter-
section of Seventh Avenue with
Louisiana Street, then turned onto
Louisiana and headed east again,
Beattie described.
The driver eventually pulled over
behind the Wauchula Pawn Shop.
Beattie said Hill called for Sgt.
Chris Leconte to search the area
where she believed the passenger
discarded something through his
window as she checked the occu-
pants of the truck.
Sambrano. the driver, volun-
teered that his license was suspend-
ed, the chief said. The passenger,
Bernal. said it was "salt from his
house" when asked what he threw
from his window.
Sambrano was arrested and Hill
then returned to Bernal. There, she
noticed a small white plastic pouch
with a crystalline substance in it


made some progress," he said.
"They are waiting on DNA evi-
dence results. There have been
roughly 25 interviews and reinter-
views."
Bristow said of the cold-case
investigators. "They want to open
up the lines of communication
again. We got information at first
and then it dried up, as the flow of
information often does. We just
want to open it up again.
"It's frustrating." he continued.
"Like so many cases, we know
there are people in Hardee County
who know something but have not
stepped forward. There are people
who know who did it, or who know
other things, too.
"Whoever did this, they haven't
kept quiet about it, so somebody
knows," Bristow said.
Bristow said the Cold Case
Squad has two or three theories it is
looking into. "We're hoping one
pans out," he said.


lying on the ground beside his win-
dow.
Again Bernal said the substance
was salt.
As he got out of the truck, the
officer spotted more of the product
spilled all over the floor and in the
seat of the truck, Beattie alleged.
Bernal was then arrested.
During an inventory of the truck,
a small plastic bag of methamphet-
amine was found in the air vent on
the driver's side and a larger bag
under the passenger's seat, the chief
charged. Further, a pile of metham-
phetamine laid on the floor where it
spilled. And the tossed item also
was found to be methamphetamine,
he said. '
Beattie said Lt. Thomas Harris
used a new paint brush to.sweep the
narcotic from the truck's rubber-
matted floorboard.
In all, from inside and outside the
truck, the drug weighed in at the
81.5 grams.


"This is solvable." he added.
"We're making progress and we're
hopeful."
The Manatee County Sheriffs
Office is asking for Hardee
Countians to help.
"Hopefully they will call us and
give us that final piece of the puz-
zle so we can put this together and
get this solved. We want to get this
one solved." he stressed.
Bristow asked that anyone who
saw anything in that area. "no mat-
ter how insignificant it seems." to
call the Manatee Sheriffs Office at
(941) 747-3011. extension 2503.
Calls can also be placed toll-free
to (866) 634-TIPS. which is 634-
8477. or can be e-mailed to
crimestoppers@co.manatee.fl.us.
Bristow again noted the $6.000
in reward money.
"This is frustrating. We hope
somebody will step up." he con-
cluded.


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Which Are Worst County Roads? ISER


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County Commissioners
grappled with the age-old problem;
how do you decide which county
roads need the most attention.
The issue came up once again at
last week's commission meeting,
when county staff wanted a deci-
sion on which roads to recommend
for state-funded road repaving dol-
lars.


J.R. Prestridge, director of public
works, and Mark Frazier, road
department supervisor, gave a slide
presentation of 10 roads under con-
sideration for the state Small
County Road Assistance Program
(SCRAP) funding in the 2008-09
fiscal year.
These include Vandolah Road,
CR 663 North also called
Brewster Road, Parnell Road, CR
665, Kelly Roberts Road, Center


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula Elementary School
will be swapping its cafeteria for
the more advanced lunchroom on
the former campus of Hardee
Junior High School.
There is only one problem with
that move: There is no playground
facility close enough to the sec-
ondary-school campus for the ele-
mentary students to enjoy their 15
minutes of recess after eating.
Hardee County is one of the few
districts in the state that still recog-
nizes the importance of recess and
affords time for it in the school day.
However, with no playground area
near the soon-to-be reopened cafe-
teria and not enough money in an
exhausted district budget, things
are looking grim for the beloved
free time.
Enter the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce and WES
Principal Michele Polk. Both are
working together on a project to
raise funds for a hew playground
area at the former junior high to
preserve recess for current and
future students.
Funds will be raised through a
partnership program that will give
businesses and individuals /the
opportunity to help the school pay
for a new playground.
Through the program, /donors'
names will be given a permanent
place on a special-recognition wall
in the School Board meeting room.
There are four levels of sponsor-
ship available to those who wish to
donate: platinum, gold, silver and
bronze. Each level is determined by
a specific amount of money con-
tributed.
The top contribution levels plat-
inum at $5,000. These donors will
be recognized on the School Board
"Partnership Wall," on a partner-


Capacity Expansion Project and a
large user agreement with Orange
Blossom RV Park for wastewater
services.
accepted a $7,800 U.S. De-
partment of Justice grant to pur-
chase bulletproof vests for the
Sheriff's Department.
approved a lease with the
National Guard Armory Board for
use of its premises at 450 Rodeo
Drive for passive recreation and
overflow parking for the nearby
Hardee Park where soccer tourna-
ments and other events are being
held.


ship plaque in the school office and
with a banner at the school. They
also will be honored at the play-
ground's dedication and publicly
thanked in the newspaper and on
WZZS radio. Their logo will
appear on the back page of the prin-
cipal's monthly newsletter all year.
In order to become a gold-level
sponsor a donation of $2,500 is
required. Those awarded the title
will be recognized at the play-
ground dedication, receive a "thank
you" in the newspaper, a "thank
you" in the principal's newsletters
to parents, a partnership plaque in
the school office, a place on the
board's Partnership Wall and a
WZZS radio appreciation ad.
Silver-level sponsors must do-
nate $1,000 to the cause, and will
also be honored at the dedication
ceremony and be mentioned on the
Partnership Wall and in the news-
paper and newsletter.
A donation of $500 is required to
be considered a bronze-level spon-
sor, who will be recognized in the
paper and on the Partnership Wall.
Donations are not limited to the
amounts listed, as all contributions
are needed and very welcome.
Also, any money donated to the
project is tax deductible.
The deadline for making your
commitment to the project is
Friday, April 20. Payment of your
pledged amount must be received
by May 18.
Checks should be made payable
to the Hardee County Education
Foundation with "WES Play-
ground" in the memo line.
For more information or to make
a pledge, call community business
partner Vanessa Hernandez at 773-
0808 or fax her at 773-6860; or call
Michelle Polk at 773-3141 or mail
the school at 400 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


Chamber: Keep



Recess Alive!


Hill Road, Maude Road, Moffitt
Road, and North and South Ham-
mock roads.
Slides of each showed the wheel
rutting (as much as four inches
deep), shoulder erosion, subsurface
failure which could meet the state
criteria for road resurfacing dollars.
Several other county roads are
already on the SCRAP program.
For this fiscal year, that includes
the Kelly Roberts Road bridge
replacement at Buckhorn Creek,
most of the 10 miles of Sweetwater
Road, the 4.03 miles of Dansby
Road, Florida Avenue from SR 64
to Carlton Street, and 5.1 miles of
,Goose Pond Road.
Also to be repaired and/or resur-
faced later this fiscal year are
Circle and Lisa drives, roads in
Riverview subdivision, and County
Line Road in conjunction with Polk
County.
Roadwork funded under a loan
program in 2007-08 include 16.59
miles of Vandolah, Fussell, Schon-
tag and Parnell Roads and about 31
miles of smaller road portions.
Getting Vandolah and Brewster
roads on state funding could release
those dollars for other locally fund-
ed projects.
In the 2007-08 fiscal years, addi-
tional state-funded resurfacing pro-
jects include Kelly Roberts and
College Hill roads and Steve
Roberts Special, all under the
SCRAP. Funding for another help-
ful state program, SCOP (Small
County Outreach Program), which
allowed drainage and other work in
addition to resurfacing, may be ter-
minated this year.
All this is a drop in the huge
bucket which includes 240 paved
roads and 250 unpaved roads which
cover the 511 miles of Hardee
County.
"There's no shortage of roads for
the list. Some have drainage prob-
lems that need to be addressed
first," said Commissioner Gordon
Norris.
After further discussion, the
commission approved the plan to
recommend Vandolah and CR 663
North (Brewster Road) for .the
2008-09 state SCRAP funding
cycle.
In other action, tihe commission:
discussed pending state
Senate Bill which would require
certain sexual offenders to notify
public library staff when they
come. Commissioners felt that the
library did not have the staff to
keep an offender away from chil-
dren in the library at the same time
and were concerned about the lia-
bility"of such. a directive. "There
has to be a better way of protecting
children than to add that responsi-
bility to busy library staff," says a
letter from the commission to state
Sen. J.D. Alexander, who repre-
sents this area.
approved a proclamation of
April 14-21 as Peace River Water-
shed Awareness Week, as requested
by Paul Samuels, Hardee represen-
tative to the Peace River Basin
Board, and Rick McCleery of the
Southwest Water Management
District. Activities planned for the
week include fifth grade classes
going to Paynes Creek State Park
on April 17 from 9 a.m. to noon,
including an 11:30 ceremony and
presentation of a commemorative
paddle.
approved a proclamation of
April as Child Abuse and Neglect
Prevention Month. Over 3,400 chil-
dren in Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties currently receive services
due to abuse or neglect. Children
deserve the opportunity to grow
and thrive free from threats of vio-
lence or harm, says the proclama-
tion, asking citizens to help in pre-
vention and education to support
families in keeping children safe.
discussed various facets of
the Nature Fest fishing and boating
event to be held at Hardee Lakes on
April 28.
approved re-assigning a pair
of custodians who. work at the
Health Department to the state bud-
get because of the differing require-
ments in keeping a medical facility
clean.
had a presentation and
accepted the annual audit report
from the Sebring-based NCT
Group CPA's LLP. Leader Mike
Carter said the county was doing
well. "You have a lot on your plate
but are in good shape."
approved signing award
agreement with the Hardee County
Economic Development Authority
for $1,285.202 for the Wauchula
Hills Plant Water and Wastewater


FWC Says To Be Careful Of

Alligators This Time Of Year


Spring is. when Florida's alliga-
tors start getting active, and the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) is urg-
ing Floridians and visitors to be
cautious when having fun in and
around water.
Alligators abound in all 67 coun-
ties and have shared marshes,
swamps, rivers and lakes with peo-
ple for centuries. But because more
individuals are seeking waterfront
property and water-related activi-
ties increase during the warm
months, people should be alert
when they are in areas where alli-
gators could be present.
Closely supervise children when
they are playing in or around water.
State law prohibits contact with
alligators, and it is against the law
to feed them.
There are other precautionary
measures people should take to
reduce potential conflicts with alli-


gators, and they are available in the
"Living with Alligators" brochure
at MyFWC.com/gators.
The FWC annually receives
more than 18,000 alligator-related
complaints. The agency removes
more than 7,000 alligators each
year when the reptiles present dan-
ger to people or property.
If you encounter an alligator that
poses a threat to you, your pets or
your property, and the alligator is
more than 4 feet long, call the
FWC's toll-free Nuisance Alligator
Hotline at 1-866-FWC-GATOR
(392-4286). The telephone number
is the primary contact for all alliga-
tor complaints and is available to
customers 24 hours a day.
Alligators are an important part
of Florida's heritage and play a
valuable role in the ecosystems
where they live. For more informa-
tion on alligator behavior visit
MyFWC.com/gators


Florida Orange Crop Estimate

Revised To 130.7 Million Boxes


The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) on April 10
released its seventh crop forecast
for the 2006-07 season. The USDA
decreased the state's total orange
crop by 1.3 million boxes to 130.7
million. Early-mids accounted for
,the full reduction ending at 62.85
boxes. Navels and Valencias re-
mained unchanged at 2.85 million
and 65 million respectively.
The reduction in oranges was
largely expected as the estimate
was adjusted to reflect the actual
final harvest numbers for the Early-
;mid varieties.
There-should be little significant
'change to orange juice production,
:as forecasted yields were increased
from 1.62 gallons per box to a
record 1.65 gallons per box. The
current record of 1.627 was set last
season.
"Although the original estimate
has been reduced, the increase in
actual yield is good news for the
consumer," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive vice presi-


dent/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"The increased yield would suggest
we will have an adequate supply of
Florida orange juice to continue
providing Americans with their
delicious, daily dose of vitamin C,
folate, potassium and fiber."
The estimate for the state's grape-,
fruit crop remained at 28 million
boxes with colored grapefruit
accounting for 18 million boxes of
the crop and white grapefruit mak-
ing up the remaining 10 million.
The estimate for Honeys was
decreased 200,000 boxes to 2.2
million boxes, while early varieties
remained at 2.4 million boxes.
Tangelos remained at 1.25 million.
The Florida citrus industry has a
$9.1 billion economic impact to the
state, employs nearly 90,000 peo-
ple and covers more than 620,000
acres in the state. Florida Citrus
Mutual, founded in 1948, is the
state's largest citrus grower's orga-
nization with nearly 10,000 grower
members.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Miss Hardee County Summer Hensley is one of many volunteers who can be found in service to
the King at performances of Wauchula's famed passion play "The Story of Jesus." Here, she bags
popcorn during intermission at the three-hour drama, held at the Cattlemen's Arena off Altman
and Stenstrom roads. Performances continue this Friday and Saturday nights, and will conclude
April 20-21. For tickets, call 375-4031 or visit storyofjesus.com.











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I MATILDE DeRODRIGUEZ
Matilde DeRodriguez, 70, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday, April
,8, 2007 at her home.
She was born April 14, 1936 in
Mexico, and had been a resident ofi
Bowling Green since 1972, coning
from Houston, Texas. She was a:
'homemaker, and attended St.:
SMichael Catholic Church.
She is survived by sons, Alfonso
Jr. and wife Maribel Garcia of Fort.
Green, and Juan of Houston, Texas;
daughters, Maria Cruz Rodriguez
of Frostproof, Maria SanJuana.
Alamia and husband Estrojio of
Bowling Green, Maria Briseno and
husband Roy of Bowling Green,
Augustina Davila of Bowling
Green, Concepcion Palacios and
husband Fortunato of Houston,
Texas, and Rosa Villegas and hus-
band Jose of Zolfo Springs; broth-
ers, Martin Davila of Laredo,
Texas, Guada-lupe Davila of Fort
Green, Claudio Luna of Wauchula,
and Cristobal Davila of Anahuac,
Mexico; sisters, Ambrosia Cruz of
N. Laredo, Mexico, and Bacilia
Luna of North Carolina; 41 grand-.
children and 53 great-grandchil-
dren.
Services were held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11,.with visita-
tion 3-4 p.m. at Robarts Family
Funeral Home. Burial was in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


LOUVENIA E. PEPPER
Louvenia E. Pepper, 92, widow
of Elder Robert (Bob) 0. Pepper,
died of cardiac failure at the home
of one of her children in Lakeland
on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
Born June 28, 1914, in Lee, she
was a resident of Hardee County
for 78 years prior to her and Bob
moving to Lakeland in 1996. She
was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jack
E. Pepper of Fort Meade; two
daughters, Sue P. Albritton and hus-
band Kale of Lakeland, and Beth P.
Cotney and husband Fred of
Lakeland; eight grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
today (Thursday) at Robarts Family
Funeral Home, Wauchula at 4 p.m.
with visitation one hour prior to the
service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Good Shepherd Hos-
pice, 500 S. Missouri Ave., Suite
500, Lakeland, FL 33815.
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FAYE L
SCONYERS
Faye L. Sconyers, 64, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, April 8,
2007 in Sebring.
She was born Oct. 31, 1942 in
Coffee County, Ala., and had
been a Fort Meade resident for
40 years. She was a homemaker
and attended Victory Praise
Center in Bowling Green.
She is survived by her husband
of 50 years, Huey Sconyers; two
sons, Donald Ray Sconyers of
Fort Meade, and Jack Cleveland
Sconyers and wife Lynn of
Bowling Green; two daughters,
Judy Faye Butler and husband
Jimmy of Fort Meade, and
Angela Louise Eubanks and hus-
band Brian of Avon Park; four
sisters, Jeanette Smith and hus-
band Don of Alabama, Hazel
Amerson and husband Leroy of
Tampa, Lena Sconyers and hus-
band Charles of Wauchula, and
Margaret Criswell and husband
Larry of Wauchula; 24 grandchil- |
dren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Services will be held on
Thursday, April 12 at Robarts
Family Funeral Home, Wauchula
at 11 a.m. with visitation 10-11
a.m. Burial will be at a later date


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FAYE L. SCONYERS
Faye L. Sconyers, 64, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday April 8, 2007
in Sebring.
She was born Oct. 31, 1942 ini
Coffee County, Ala., and had been
a- Fort Meade resident for 40 years.
She was a homemaker and attended
Victory Praise Center in Bowling
Green.
She is survived by her husband of
40 years, Huey Sconyers; two sons,
Donald Ray Sconyers of Fort
Meade, and Jack Cleveland
Sconyers and wife Lynn of
Bowling Green; two daughters,
Judy Faye Butler and husband
SJimmy of Fort Meade, and Angela
Louise Eubanks and husband Brian
of Avon Park; four sisters, Jeanette
Smith and husband Don of
Alabama, Hazel Amerson and hus-
band Leroy of Tampa, Lena
Sconyers and husband Charles of
Wauchula, and Margaret Criswell
and husband Larry of Wauchula; 24
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Services will be held on
Thursday, April 12 at Robarts
,Family Funeral Home, Wauchula at
11 a.m. with visitation 10-11 a.m.
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LOUVENIA E.
PEPPER
Louvenia E. Pepper, 92,
widow of Elder Robert (Bob) O.
Pepper, died of cardiac failure at
the home of one of her children
in Lakeland on Tuesday, April
10, 2007.
Born June 28, 1914, in Lee,
she was a resident of Hardee
County for 78 years prior to her
and Bob moving to Lakeland in
1996. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son,
Jack E. Pepper of Fort Meade;
two daughters, Sue P. Albritton
and husband Kale of Lakeland,
and Beth P. Cotney and husband
Fred of Lakeland; eight grand-
children, 17 great-grandchildren,
and many beloved extended-
family grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held
today (Thursday) at Robarts
Family Funeral Home, Wauchula
at 4 p.m. with visitation one hour
prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 500 S. Missouri Ave.,
Suite 500, Lakeland, FL 33815.



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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity softball team
finished its season with a win over
district rival Palmetto last Thurs-
day.
The girls had a pair of games in
their final week of play for 2007.
They tied 8-8 with Avon Park in an
April 3 game.
Finishing up the season for the
junior Lady Wildcats are Paige.
Avery, Kim Cason, Paige Clark,
Caitlin Chason, Alivia Daniels,
Kaitlyn Hanshaw, Bethany Lang,
Halley Marshall, Miranda Powell,
Lindy Rossman, Marisa Shivers
and Heather St. John, who have
been coached by Sarah Lenhart and
Aimee Dellepere.
Both games last week were at the
home field at the Recreation Com-
plex just north of the high school.
Against Avon Park, Hardee spotted
the junior Lady Devils a trio of first
inning tallies on a pair of walks,
three singles and a double, leaving
two aboard when Marshall got a
strikeout to end the run.
Hardee answered with a half
dozen runs in a bat-around which
saw Chason come up to bat twice.


HARRIET RAGNHILD
SCHONTAG
Harriet Ragnhild Schontag, 80,
passed away Tuesday, April 10,
2007 in Orlando.
Born March 12, 1927, she was a
native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and
Norway. She came to Wauchula in
1947, where she was married July
7, 1947.
She was an integral part of the
farming, citrus, and cattle opera-
tions, where she worked along
side her husband for 59 years. A
devoted Christian, she had accept-
ed the Lord as a youth. A devoted
wife and very loving mother to her
children and grandchildren along
with many others who called her
mama.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Hans and Ruth
Grasdal, sister Grace Blomquist
and brother Harold Grasdal, all of
Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband
of 59 years, Eddie Schontag Sr.,
son, Stanley Schontag Jr. and wife
Joan of Wauchula; daughters,
Joanne Buckhanan and husband
Thomas of Wauchula, and Cindy
Manley and husband Wayne of
Wauchula; sister Agnes Ropiecki
of Monroe, N.Y.; eight grandchil-
dren, Steven Schontag and wife
Kerry Sue of Bowling Green,
Laren Schontag of Wauchula,
Amber Davis of Belle Glade,
Maranda Buckhanan of Moore
Haven, Chris Buckhanan of
Wauchula, Kevin Watson of
Wauchula, Keith Watson and wife
Jennifer of Wauchula, and Susan
Keene and husband Ron of Punta
Gorda; 11 great-grandchildren,
Kyle Williams, Gannon, Korey
and Jarrett Watson, Kelly and
Lindsey Keene, Abby Watson,
Stevie Brooke Schontag, Kyleigh
and Kaylan Davis, and Dylan
Crawford.
Services are pending.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Lions Eye Institute,
1410 21st Street, Tampa, FL
33605 or Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, 3333 Clark
Road, Suite 160, Sarasota, FL
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a work-.
shop to discuss the developer's agreement for the Robert's
parcel located at the corner of Terrell Rd and Louisiana Ave.
on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will
be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 E.
Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873.

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person needing to make special arrangements, please noti-
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Between her bats, Daniels, Avery
and St. John singled, Shivers dou-i
bled, Rossman drew a walk, Powell
doubled and Clark was safe on an
error which allowed Powell to
score. Hardee was up 6-3.
Avon Park picked up one run in
the second, but left the bass
jammed when a fielder's choice
ended the inning. Hardee went
Down in order.
Hardee added to its lead in the
third inning. After setting the junior
Lady Devils down one-two-three
after an opening walk, the junior
Lady 'Cats went to work, taking a
'7-4 lead when Rossman singled.
Earlier Shivers had singled but was
out on a double play. Rossman'
moved around the bases on errors
and came home on a passed ball.
Avon Park tied the game in the
top of the fourth with another trio
of scores on a walk, hit and pair of
errors. It was 7-7.
It was quiet until the top of the
sixth, when Avon Park managed a
go-ahead score with a hit and a
dropped third strike followed by a
wild pitch. Hardee wouldn't give in
and scored a run in the home half of
the sixth. Powell singled and Clark
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the final out ended the game with a
tie as time ran out.
On Thursday, Hardee hosted
Palmetto, holding the junior Laidy
Tigers scoreless in the first two
innings. Meanwhile, Hardee put.
three runs on the board in the first
inning. Chason led off with a triple,
Daniels singled and Avery was safe
on an error. Cason drew a walk and:
Marshall singled to get the last hit:
for Hardee. It was 3-0.
The junior Lady 'Cats made it
10-0 with a 12-player bat-around in:
the bottom of the second inning.:
Chason, Daniels, Avery, St. John,
Cason, Marshall and Rossman all
crossed home plate, with the big'
blow a Marshall double.
Palmetto didn't sit down and
stormed back with eight runs in the
top of the third on a combination of
walks, a hit batsman and hits. It
was 10-8. Hardee made it 12-8 with
a pair of runs in the home half of
the third. Avery singled and St.
John worked a 3-2 pitch for a walk.*
A Marshall hit scored them.
Palmetto tried to rally again in
the top of the fourth and got two
batters home before leaving two on
base when Marshall struck out the
side. When the game was called on
time, Hardee had the 12-10 win, a
good ending to a good season.


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 noon to 2
p.m. and burial was in Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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MATILDE
DeRODRIGUEZ
Matilde DeRodriguez, 70, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
April 8, 2007 at her home.
She was born April 14, 1936 in
Mexico, and had been a resident
of Bowling Green since 1972,
coming from Houston, Texas.
She was a homemaker, and
attended St. Michael Catholic
Church.
She is survived by sons,
Alfonso Jr. and wife Maribel
Garcia of Fort. Green, and Juan
of Houston, Texas; daughters,
Maria Cruz Rodriguez of
Frostproof, Maria SanJuana
Alamia and husband Estrojio of
Bowling Green, Maria Briseno
and husband Roy of Bowling
Green, Augustina Davila of
Bowling Green, Concepcion
Palacios and husband Fortunato
of Houston, Texas, and Rosa
Villegas and husband Jose of
ZolfoPSprings; brothers, Martin
Davila of Laredo, Texas, Guada-
lupe Davila of Fort Green,
Claudio Luna of Wauchula, and
Cristobal Davila of Anahuac,
Mexico; sisters, Ambrosia Cruz
of N. Laredo, Mexico, and
Bacilia Luna of North Carolina;
41 grandchildren and 53 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, with visita-
tion 3-4 p.m. at Robarts Family
Funeral Home. Burial was in
Bowling Green Cemetery.



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WES Names Top Cats


i'Chosen as the Top Cats from the kindergarten class were these smiling students: (front row, from
left) Aubrey Stark, Valeria Lopez, Aliyah Bias, Marc Delatorre, Riley Boyette, Jakayla Hearns and
Honesty Sandoval; (middle row) Kory Giles, Hoke Hardin, Fabian Lopez, Russell Long, Tyson
Sutton, Lianna Albritton and Mikie Cruz; (back row) Jordi Palacios, Isaiah Hildreth, Daniel
Sockalosky, Anthony Rosado, Francisco Tinajero, Javier Montoya, Adriana Arana and Marvin
Cook; not pictured is Eugenio Lopez.
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The faculty members of Wauchula Elementary School have selected the newest additions to the
school's list of Top Cats. These pre-k students were among those selected: (front row, from left)
Elias Ramirez, Francisco Jiminez, Makayla Banda, Rachel Nolasco, McKenzie Banda and Emily
Drew; (back row) Yakelin Sanchez, Mari Carreno and Isaias Munez.


These third-grade Top Cat winners were recognized: (front row, from left) Katey Crawford, Carly
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PRECo's 67th Annual Meeting Is Largest Ever


A record-setting crowd of some
S1,500 people of all ages. turned out
for Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive's 67th annual membership
meeting held March 10 at PRECo
Park in Wauchula.
Those in attendance included
nearly 700 registered members.
Children turned out for the
climbing wall, bounce house, train
rides, snow cones, nachos, ice
cream and other refreshments.
Beautiful weather didn't hurt the
turnout of grownups, either, as they
enjoyed lively musical entertain-
ment, information booths and


drawings for various door prizes.
During the business portion of
the annual meeting, General Mana-
ger Bill Mulcay told members that
their electric bill is expected to see
a decrease in April. The members
also overwhelmingly approved a
major overhaul of the cooperative's
bylaws.
Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive's Board of Directors remained
unchanged, as incumbents Doug
Partin, District 3; David Sessions,
,District 6; and Byron Newberry,
District 9, were formally seated to
serve three-year terms.


At the conclusion of the business
meeting over 200 door prizes, in-
cluding vacation packages, chain-
saws, appliances, power tools and
much more, were awarded to mem-
bers by a drawing.
PRECo serves nearly 35,000
member/consumers in Brevard,
DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hills-
borough, Indian River, Manatee,
Osceola, Polk and Sarasota coun-
ties through almost 4,000 miles of
power lines.
A Touchstone Energy coopera-
tive, PRECo is headquartered in
Wauchula.


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There were door prizes galore to delight visitors.


2 Lead Dixie


COURTESY PHOTOS
Passing out snow cones of all flavors, just one of the treats available at the annual meeting.


Musical entertainment was lively and varied.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the first full week of
games, there are still two undefeat-
ed teams in the Dixie Majors Lea-
gue.
That should end today (Thurs-
day) as the Joe L. Davis Braves and
Florida Fuel Mets put their 3-0
records on the line in a 6 p.m. clash
between the two.
Behind them in the standings are
the All Creatures Animal Hospital
Yankees, Chapman Fruit Co. Ath-
letics (A's), Vision Ace Hardware
Reds and Countryside Growers
Devil Rays.
Last week began with a solo
game on Monday in which the
Yankees beat the Reds 9-2.
An eight-run fifth inning gave
the Yanks the win. Wilson Bembry
came around to score in the third
inning and Jose Gonzales, Frank
Farias, Armando Alamia, Jake
Altman, Codie Dean, Mason
Gough, Dustin Scheel and Jordon
Jones each put a run on the board in
the fifth.
For the Reds, John Michael
Chason and Tyler Hewett score in
the sixth inning. Reed Woods,
Chason, Wyatt Kofke and Austin
Stoner were all stranded on the
base paths.
On Tuesday evening there was a
double-header for the 10- to 12-
year-olds, with the Mets running
amok for a 22-1 win over the Devil
Rays in the field 1 game.
Dalton Reas, Kris Johnson and
Dustin Goodwyn each doubled for
the Mets. Leadoff batter Reas cir-


cled the bases four times and Cody
Spencer, Johnson and Garrett
Albritton each put a trio of tallies
on the board.
A Tommy Redding run was the
only score for the Devil Rays, who
left German Figueroa, Tristan
Montgomery, Alex Clarke, Devin
Pearson and Kevin Kunkel on the
base paths.
On field 2, the Tuesday game
was a 9-3 win for the Braves over
the A's.
Luke Palmer and Kyle Schrank
each doubled for the Braves. Jacob
Bolin had three hits. Kramer Royal,
Palmer, Vince Grimsley, Schrank,
Ryan Ramirez, Robie Paris, Kasey
Bryan and Tyler Helms each circled
the bases once.
Matthew Grace came around to
cross home plate twice for the A's.
Justin Forrester chipped with a
triple and a run scored. Left on base
were Matthew Grace, Zachary-
Battles, Cole Choate and Forrester
twice.
The Thursday game was another
Mets runaway, shutting out the
Reds 21-0 in three-and-a-half
innings.
Albritton homered and doubled
and Trenton Gantt added a double
for the Mets, who had Reas,
Spencer, Johnson, Albritton and
Gantt come around to score three
times apiece.
A Chason triple went for naught
for the Reds, who left Kofke,
Chason, Cleston Sanders and Sid
Crews twice on the base paths.
The double-header on Friday had
a pair of closer encounters. In the


majors
field 1 game, theA's won 15-4 over
the Devil Rays.
Justin Fones and Exekiel Servin
each doubled for the A's. Fones fin-
ished with three hits and a walk for
four scores. Dalton Rabon, Luke
Winter,. Matthew Grace, Zack
Battles and Michael Grace each cir-
cled the bases once. Choate added a
solo score.
Clarke came home for the Devil
Rays in the second inning. Figueroa
and Redding chipped in with a pair
of runs in the third and Marco
Deleon scored in the fifth inning.
Joseph Juarez, Pearson, Clark,
Justin R'ckett, Mason Waters,
Redding,, Figueroa and Deleon
were also stranded.
Meanwhile, on field 2, the
Braves bea: the Yankees 12-5.
A Bolin triple, back-to-back dot-
bles for Helms and a double by
Grimsley kept the Braves moving.
Bolin had triple tallies, Royal,
Grimsley and Schrank two apiece
and Palmer, Will Bennett and
Ramirez one each.
The Yankees put all five rnis on
the board in the fourth inning, by
Dean, Scheel, Jones and Jake
Deanda and Alamia. Altman was
left on base twice and Farias,
Alamia, Dean, and Bembry were
stranded.


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est to the gods who knows how
to be silent, even though he is
in the right.
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The annual meeting drew record crowds this year.







8A The Herald-Advocate, April 12, 2007


SWFWMD To Celebrate


Peace River Watershed


In April, the Southwest Florida
Water Management District will
celebrate the Peace River and the
Peace River watershed with a series
of events along the river.
The District's Peace River Basin
Board has declared the week of
April 14 through April 21 as "Peace
River Watershed Awareness
Week." Participating county gov-
ernments also plan to recognize this
first-of-a-kind event.


In conjunction with the aware-
ness week, four events are planned
within the Peace River watershed
to create watershed awareness,
showcase the commitment to pro-
tecting the watershed and foster
proper stewardship of the water-
shed. A traveling canoe paddle will
be passed along at each event to
symbolize how each area is inter-
connected as part of the watershed.
The "Spanning the Watershed"


Dixie Boys In Close Games


.iy JOAN SEAMAN
'Of The Herald-Advocate
The three teams in the 2007
Dixie Boys baseball league are tak-
ing nothing for granted.
All three games last week were
hotly contested, two won by just
one run.
The teams are off this week due
to Spring Break, but resume play
on Monday with the Florida
Fertilizer Braves and BJD Ex-
cavating going at it. Presently, the
Torrey Oaks Rangers are holding a
3-1 league lead.
In last Monday's game, the
Rangers skipped past the Braves 7-
6.
Leadoff batter Malik Tatis
stroked three hits and scored all
three times he got on base for the
Rangers. Dalton Hewett and Scott
Donaldson picked up RBIs.
Donaldson and Lincoln Saunders
had twin trips around the bases.
For the Braves, it was a team
effort with one run each for Wintz
Terrell, Brandon Holton, Carter
Lambert, Caleb Reas, Justin Knight
and Dylan Farr. Grayson Lambert
and Justin Fones helped out with
RBIs.
Tuesday's game saw the Red Sox
drop the previously unbeaten


Rangers 11-7.
Kyle Ward topped the Red Sox
with a pair of doubles among his
three hits. He, Jacob Mayer and
Dillon Rabon each circled the bases
twice. Trenton Muntz, Murrell
Winter, Taylor Barlow, Justin
Bromley and Thomas Flores
chipped in with a run apiece.
Donaldson tripled, a two RBI
shot in the third inning for the
Rangers. Tatis had a pair of hits and
a walk for triple tallies. Saunders
added a pair of runs and Michael
Forrester and Deonte Evans added
a score apiece.
The week's finale on Friday was
another nail-biter, with Rangers
coming back to nip the Red Sox 5-
4.
Both Tatis and Kalan Royal
stroked an RBI double for the
Rangers. Tatis put two runs on the
board and Hewett, Forrester and
Sean Holmes, who had a two-RBI
hit, added one tally apiece.
Mayer led off with a single and
came around to score in the first
inning for the Red Sox. Bromley
added an second-inning run and
Rabon and Bromley each came
around to cross home plate in a sev-
enth-inning rally which tied the
game before the Rangers managed
a run in the home half of the inning.


events include:
Kickoff event, April 14, Polk
County Water, Wings & Wild
Things, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IMC
Agrico Park in Bartow.
Hardee County student field-
trip, April 17, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
at Payne's Creek Historic State
Park in Bowling Green.
DeSoto County student field-
trip, April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
DeSoto and Morgan parks in
Arcadia.
"Spanning the Watershed"
finale, April 21, Punta Gorda Block
Party, noon to 10 p.m. in downtown
Punta Gorda.
These events will kickoff April
14 in Bartow at the Polk County
Water, Wings & Wild Things event.
This will be the first time visitors
will see the canoe paddle as it
begins its journey through the
watershed, stopping at three other
celebrations along the way.
Next, the canoe paddle will make
an appearance at two public school
educational events during the week
at Payne's Creek Historic State



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Local Youth
A summer theatre institute for
Hardee County and other area
youngsters will be held at South
Florida Community College during
the month of June.
The college, in a partnership with
Highlands Little Theatre, will offer
the institute, entitled "Charleston to
Chicago: A Journey Through 20th-
Century Musical Theatre," June 4-
29. The program is open to Hardee,
Highlands and DeSoto students in
grades 7-12 who are interested in
learning more about musical the-
atre and the performing arts.
The course includes instruction
in dance, voice, drama and theatri-
cal production.
Leading the instructional team
are Nellie Guzman, voice; Steph-
anie Murphy, dance; and Laura
Byron Wade, drama. Highlands
Little Theatre staff will provide
workshops in wardrobe, makeup
and production technology. Stu-
dents will also stage a musical the-
atre production.
Program activities will be held at
Highlands Little Theatre in Se-
bring, with additional field trips to
professional theatres throughout
the state.
The SFCC Summer Theatre
Institute is offered free of charge.
Transportation will be provided.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
The application deadline is
Friday, April 20. Contact Lindsay
Lynch at 784-7413 for more infor-
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
I look to the mountain; does my
help come from the mountains?
Psalm 121:1 (ME)
FRIDAY
No, my strength comes from
GOD, who made heaven, and
earth, and mountains.
Psalm 121:2 (ME)

SATURDAY
He won't let you stumble; your
Guardian GOD won't fall asleep.
Psalm 121:3 (ME)

SUNDAY
No, He that keepeth Israel will
neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 121:4 (ME)

MONDAY
GOD's 'your guardian, right at
your side to protect you.
Psalm 121:5 (ME)

TUESDAY
GOD guards you from every evil;
He guards your very life.
Psalm 121:7 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
He guards you when you leave,
and when you return; He guards
you now, He guards you always.


Psalm 121:8 (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.


Park in Hardee County and at
DeSoto and Morgan parks in
DeSoto County. Both events are
being coordinated with area ele-
mentary schools.
The canoe paddle wraps up its
journey on April 21 in downtown
Punta Gorda at the city's Block


Party.
Those who visit the Polk County
Water, Wings & Wild Things and
the Punta Gorda Block Party public
events will have the opportunity to
visit environmental exhibits and
engage in fun, interactive activities
for children and adults.
To learn more about these up
coming events, please call Kendra
Antoine, senior communications
coordinator, at 1-800-423-1476,
ext. 4753.
Spanning the Peace River
Watershed ...
The Peace River watershed
begins in northern Polk County
and spreads south where it meets
with the Charlotte Harbor Estuary.
The Peace River watershed
encompasses more than 2,300


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square miles.
The Peace River watershed
includes parts of Charlotte, DeSoto,
Hardee, Highlands and Polk coun-
ties.
The watershed is low and flat,
peppered with shallow lakes and
wetlands, And partially flooded by
summer rains.
There are nine sub-basins
within the Peace River'watershed:
the Peace River above Bartow,
Peace River above Zolfo Springs,
Peace River above Arcadia, Lower
Peace River, Paynes Creek, Charlie
Creek, Horse Creek, Joshua Creek
and Shell Creek.
While the Peace River is spring
fed, it is primarily a blackwater
river. A blackwater river drains pine
flatwoods and cypress swamps and
has dark, stained water from
decomposing plant material. The
Peace River gets most of its fresh.
water from rainfall.
The riverbed consists of layers
of sand, clay and limestone parti-
cles. The layers were formed from
the fossil remains and waste prod-
ucts of ancient marine organisms
deposited on the floor of the ocean
during the Miocene Epoch,
between five million and 26.5 mil-
lion years ago. The fossil layers
contain phosphate, which leaches
into the river in the form of phos-
phorus, an essential component of
fertilizer.
When the river reaches
Charlotte Harbor, the phosphorus
interacts with mangrove detritus
and other nutrients, helping to fuel
the riches, most productive estuary
system in Florida.
Man does not live by words
alone, despite the fact that he
sometimes has to eat them.
-Adlai Stevenson






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April 12, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Steve, Andrea Johnson Win New Tractor From Farm Bureau


Steve and Andrea Johnson of
Bowling Green won more than
accolades as runners-up in the
American Farm Bureau Federa-
tion's (AFBF) 2007 Outstanding
Young Farmer and Rancher
Achievement Awards ceremony.
They also received a new Case
IH tractor and a Farmall pedal trac-
tor, provided by Case IH, an
Achievement Award sponsor.
In addition, CNH Capital, the
financial services organization sup-
porting Case IH, presented the
Johnsons with a $250 gift card. The
gift card is redeemable for parts or
service at their local Case IH deal-
ership.
The Johnsons received their Case
IH JX80 model tractor on April 10,
delivered by Glade & Grove, a
Case IH dealership in Avon Park.
The young couple plans to use the
tractor as part of their citrus and
cattle operation in Hardee, Manatee
and Polk counties.
Their agricultural enterprise
encompasses a total of 4,900 acres,
including 360 acres of citrus fruit
grown for juice and pastureland for
620 head of brood cattle. The
Johnsons also provide citrus care-
taking and harvesting services for
other growers.
The AFBF Outstanding Young
Farmer and Rancher Achievement
Awards recognize young farmers
and ranchers who excel in their
farming or ranching operations and
exhibit superior leadership abili-
ties.
"Steve and Andrea represent the
bright future of American agricul-
ture," says Randy Wood, Case IH
senior marketing director. "Case IH
is honored to be associated with
such innovative ag leaders."
To be eligible for the AFBF
Achievement Award, Farm Bureau
members must be between the ages
of 18 and 35. Five winners are cho-
sen after an extensive screening
between the ages of 18 and 35. Five
winners are chosen after an exten-
sive screening process that begins
at the county level throughout the
United States.
County winners compete in state
and regional judging, and 35 final-
ists are narrowed to five by a panel
of judges. Scoring is based on lead-


The Johnson family from rural Bowling Green pose with their
new Case IH tractor.


ership in the community, the quali-
ty of the farm or ranch, and the
operation's development or
improvement.
Besides the Johnsons, three other
2007 Achievement Award runners-
up will receive Case IH tractors and
Farmall pedal tractors. They
include:
Paul and Christy Fugate,
Tazewell, Tenn.
Alan and Sarah Wuebker,
Versailles, Ohio.
Jared Johnson, Aurora, Utah.
The other three couples received
Case IH Farmall DX34 tractors, but
the Johnsons chose to "trade up"
the the JX80, which was a better fit
for their operation.
The grand prize winners in the
AFBF Achievement Award compe-
tition were John and Jill Mahan of


Kentucky, who received a pickup
truck. Winners were announced at
the AFBF's 88th annual convention
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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cultural equipment. With headquar-
ters in the United Sates, Case IH
has a network of dealers and dis-
tributors that operates in over 160
countries. Case IH provides agri-
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parts and service support for pro-
fessional farmers and commercial
operators through a network of pro-
fessional dealers and distributors.
Products include tractors, combines
and harvesters, hay and forage
equipment, tillage tools, planting
and seeding systems, sprayers and
applicators, and site-specific farm-
ing tools.


PHOTOS BYJIM KELLY
From left are Rachel Kudelko, coordinator of Florida Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmer &
Rancher and Women's Programs; Case IH regional director Bart Bales, who covers Florida,
Georgia and South Carolina; Steve Johnson, wife Andrea and their son B.J.; and Glenn Cooper,
manager and owner of Glades and Grove Supply Company in Avon Park.


Tennis Girls Top Braden River


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The ever-improving Hardee girls
tennis team saved their best for last.
The Lady 'Cats skimmed past the
Braden River Lady Pirates while
the Wildcats were upset 4-3. Earlier:
in the week, the Wildcats hosted
Avon Park and won 4-3.
They were the only matches last
week as the teams prepare now for
the Class 2A, District 9 competition
early next week in Avon Park.
There, Hardee will contend with
Sarasota Booker, DeSoto, Lake
Placid, Palmetto, Sebring and the
host Avon Park. The girls will play
at the South Florida Community
College courts, while the boys will
be at the Sun-N-Lake courts.
Coach Ken Leupold was elated at
the girls' victory last Wednesday.
At number one, the team's lone
senior, D.K. Davis, swept past
Samantha Glodde 6-1, 6-1. Soph
Kaitlin Justice battled long in her 5-
7, 6-3, 10-8 loss to Kristen Walley
:and fellow soph Clara Durrance put
up a fight in a 6-1, 7-5 loss to.
Olivia Reibold.
Hardee got back on,the winning,
side when junior. Marissa Hall won.


the marathon 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 over
Janyel Smith. Soph Amanda Porter
continued with another long match
to win 6-0, 3-6, 10-5 over Bethany
'Martin. In an extra singles, fresh-
man Kayla Woods lost a pro-set 8-
4 to Kim Legapsi.
The teams split the doubles
matches. Davis/junior Natalie
Green, downed Glodde/Reibold 8-
3, while Lady Pirates Amber
Walley/Smith returned the favor
with an 8-4 win over Justice/Dur-
rance.
On the boys side of the ledger,
Braden River started with back-to-
back wins. Pirate Shagen Babayan
beat Wildcat senior Josh Ready 6-0,
6-3 in number one singles and
Mitchell Margolis took out 'Cat
senior Josh Mayer.
Senior Casey Brutus got
Hardee's first win by downing
Michael Esteban 6-1, 6-1. Braden
River came back for two more sin-
gles wins. Joey Loeffler outlasted
Hardee junior James Olliff 4-6, 7-6,
10-8 and Matt Boles had an even
harder time putting away Wildcat
soph Joe Porter 1-6, 6-4, 14-12. In
an extra singles 'Cat junior Holden
iNirkerson beat Stephen Decshe in
ian 8-2 pro-set.


The boys also split the doubles,
both pro-set matches. At number
one Babayan/Esteban beat
Ready/Olliff 8-4, while Bru-
tus/Mayer beat Noah Hilton/Nick
Henzel 8-2.
Hardee boys had also played last
Monday, nipping visiting Avon
Park 4-3.
Ready got Hardee started with a
6-0, 6-1 win over Red Devil Zach
Lehman 6-0, 6-1. Olliff kept it
going with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Topa
Awemowe, and Porter won 6-3, 6-2
over Alfonso Williams.
Avon Park took three singles. At
number four, Juan Guerrero beat
Nickerson 6-3, 6-2; at number five,
it was John Honeycutt 6-3, 6-0 over
Wildcat junior Drew Macias. In an
extra singles, Jonathan Peterson
downed 'Cat soph Dustin Spears 6-
3, 6-4.
Hardee took two of the three
doubles matches held. Ready/Olliff
settled Awemowe/Honeycutt 6-3,
6-1, and Guerrero/Williams beat:
Hardee's Mayer/Brutus 6-3, 6-3. In
an extra doubles, soph" Taylor
Lambert teamed with Spears to
beat Avon Park's Carlos Fuen-
tes/Peterson 2-6-, 6-3, 10-8.


Steve and Andrea Johnson won this new Dodge 4x4 pickup from Florida Farm Bureau as the state
winner and a new Case IH tractor as one of four runners-up at the American Farm Bureau
Federation competition for Young Farmer and Rancher.




The 7th Annual Ball Drop


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Most localities recorded no measurable rain for the week of April 2-8.
Conditions became more favorable for wild fire outbreaks during the week
in central and southern Peninsula areas. Fort Pierson recorded nearly an
inch of rain. Kenansville and Pensacola received over a quarter of an inch
of precipitation. Temperatures averaged from normal to two degrees above
normal. A cold frontal system swept across the State by the end of the week
causing below freezing temperatures in some areas. Daytime highs were in
the 70s and 80s with a few loc 'rnraceaching the 90s. Evening lows were
in the 40s, 50s, and 60s with so-., areas receiving lows in 30s at least one
night over the weekend. Alachua recorded one nighttime low in the upper
20s.

FIELD CROPS
Dry conditions allowed growers to continue with ground preparations
for field crop planting in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula areas. Field
work was delayed in some areas due to hardened soils. Lack of precipita-
tion continues to lower soil moisture supplies across the State. Soil moisture
supplies in the Panhandle are mostly very short to adequate. Topsoil and
subsoil moisture supplies are mostly very short across the northern
Peninsula. Marion County reported very short to adequate soil moisture
supplies. Central and southern Peninsula soil moisture supplies were rated
mostly very short.
Moisture Topsoil "Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 70 65 55 67 60 40
Short 26 30 39 27 30 46
Adequate 4 5 6 6 .10 14
Surplus 0 0 0 :0 0 0
VEGETABLES
Dry conditions allowed field activities to stay on schedule. Mostly dry
weather increased the need for irrigation over the central and southern
Peninsula. Planting is slowing seasonally in southern Peninsula areas.
Harvest in the central and southern Peninsula remains active. Watermelon
growers in the northern Peninsula and Panhandle areas started spring crop
planting. Watermelon picking is slowly gaining momentum with central and
southern Peninsula marketing supplies expected to increase by next week.
Strawberry harvest is nearly finished in the Plant City area. Producers mar-
keted snap beans, blueberries, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, egg-
plant, endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, squash, and
tomatoes during the week.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, the condition of the pasture is very poor to good.
Stock ponds are dry. The condition of pasture and small grain forage
improved after rain the last week of March, but continued cold hinders pas-
ture development. In most locations, pasture is'green but there is no growth
due to drought. Ranchers are moving stock to different pastures and are
feeding hay again. Pasture in the northern areas is poor to fair. Cattle con-
dition is mostly fair. In the central areas, pasture condition is poor to good
due to drought. In the southwest area, pasture condition is very poor to poor
with most in poor condition. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very
poor to good, with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 15 30
Poor 25 10 45 25
Fair 55 55 35 40
Good 15 30 5 5
Excellent 0 0 0 0
CITRUS
Although light rainfall occurred across several regions of the citrus
-belt, total amounts remained below average. Central areas received up to
two tenths with the most recorded in the east coast areas at slightly less than
one inch. Irrigation continues to be used to supplement rainfall amounts.
Temperatures were below normal levels in all areas with some stations
reporting at least one morning low in the high 30s. Most areas continue in
full, open bloom with some groves and varieties showing pedal drop.
Valencia harvest has increased to over four million boxes a week. Harvest
to-date is ahead of the last two years, indicating an earlier maturing crop.
Grapefruit harvest has been heavy to processing as harvest for export of
fresh fruit declines seasonally. 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, grow-
ers are scouting for greening and removing diseased trees.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop I Mar 25 Apr01 Apr08
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 3 3 3
Early and Mid oranges 39 71 6
Valencia 4,066 4,514 4,610
Grapefruit 1,289 1,314 1,026/
Honey Tangerines 120 95 93
Temples 166 6 4


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Saturday at Hardee Park, west
of Wauchula off Doyle Carlton
Road, about a half mile north of
the high school.
Girls competition is at 9 a.m.
and-the guys at 11 a.m. Cost is
$75 per team. Registration
deadline was Wednesday, April
11. There will be Spanish and
American food and drinks avail-
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:Obituaries

HARRIET RAGNHILD
SCHONTAG
Harriet Ragnhild Schontag, 80,
died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at
Florida Hospital in Orlando.
Born March 12, 1927, she was a
native of Norway and Brooklyn,
N.Y. She came to Wauchula in
1947.
She worked with her husband in
farming, citrus and cattle opera-
tions.
She was preceded in death by her
parents Hans and Ruth Grasdal, sis-
ter Grace Blomquist and brother
Harold Grasdal.
She is survived by her husband of
59 years, Eddie Schontag Sr.; son
Stanley Schontag Jr. and wife Joan
of Wauchula; daughters Joanne
Buckhanan and husband Thomas,
and Cindy Manley and husband
Wayne, all of Wauchua; sister
Agnes Ropecki of Monicio, N.Y.;
eight grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pend-
ing. Memorial donations may be
made to the Lions Eye Bank or the
Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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The Easter Bunny recently made a stop at Zolfo Springs Elementary School to visit with Sherri Thompson's kindergarten class. The
bunny also brought a basketful of eggs, needed for the class' planned egg hunt last Thursday.


Weightlifters
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite some personal best lifts,
none of the Wildcat weightlifters
will advance to the state meet this
year.
Only the top two lifters advanced
to the Section 1 State Meet on April
20 at Spruce Creek High School of
Port Orange.
Hardee's highest placement came
from junior David Newcomb, who
tied for second place in the 154-
pound division, reported head
coach Hacam Shweil. Newcomb
finished the strongest Wildcat
showing of the day with a personal
best total of 470 pounds, 235
pounds in each the bench press and
clean and jerk.
The winner in the 154 division
was Justin Stanley of Braden
River, who had a 480 total.
Jermaine West of Mulberry
weighed in at 146.2 pounds and
equaled Newcomb with a 470 total,
so got the nod for second place.
Jared Lee of Bartow placed fourth
with a 460 total.
In the 169 division, junior Jared
Grimsley had career highs in both
the bench, with 255, and the C&J
with a 260, for a 515 total, tied for
fourth but again dropped to fifth
place after a tie with a lighter lifter
in his weight class.
Calvin Fletcher of Haines City
won that division with a 610 total.
Justin Hogan of Bartow finished
with 565, Michael Constantine of
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 540.
Jewell Carr of Mulberry also had
515 total but came in weighing
166.2 pounds, lighter than
Grimsley.
Senior Reggie Grizzard compet-
ed at the 219 level and had a per-
sonal best of 275 in the bench and
235 in the C&J for a 510 total. Jose
Orgega of Haines City won with a
605 total, followed by Gerald
Sanchez of Avon Park at 600,
Calvin Johnson of Bartow 550 and
Tevin Bryant of Braden River at
545.
Two other Hardee weightlifters
with strong showings were junior
Jason Jester in the 169 division and
freshman PhillipBarton in the 139
division.
Hardee p aced 8th of the 16
teams in the 1A Section 7 meet.


ONE PINK, NO BLUE


Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Keen, of
Ocala and formerly of Wauchula, a
seven pound three ounce daughter,
Lyndsey Austin, born Feb. 28,
2007, Munroe Regional Medical
Center, Ocala. Mrs. Keen is the for-
mer Stephanie Rinehart.

Hospital newborn shots may be
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End Season
Other teams in the meet were
Frostproof, Lake Wales, Lemon
Bay, Lake Placid, DeSoto, Sebring,
Ridge and Vanguard.
Others on the Wildcat weightlift-


ing squad this season have been
Skylar Alden, Tyler Alden, John
Almarez, Ronnie Bandy, Thomas
Benbow, Tyler Bumby, Ray
Deanda, Devon Harris, Jerrod
Hendry, Josh Hernandez, Thomas
Hogenauer, Jonathon Kelly, Devon
Lampley, Wade Mahoney, Eric


Martin, Nolan Neuhauser, Jose
Perez, Scot Reid, Steven Revell,
Kris Rossman, Coty Skinner,
Logan Thomas, Anthony Valdez,
Gerardo Villegas and Jorge Lopez.
Most of them will take a bit of a
break until spring football practice
begins May 1.


Dixie Angels Start Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The littlest Hardee County Youth
Sports girls team opens its season
on Saturday.
The three teams in the 8- to -10-
year-old Dixie Angels League will
all get to play games. At 9 a.m. the
Jake L. Carlton (JLC) Construction
Orange Blossoms with play the
Cooper's Flowers Lady Bugs. In
turn, the Lady Bugs will the
Chancey and Associates Design
Group Pink Sox.
At noon Saturday, there will t6ea-
special exhibition game with the
Tampa Wildcats on Field 1 at the
George Heine fields off South
Florida Avenue. Everyone is wel-
come along with players from the
Angels, Ponytails and Belles teams.
Regular season games for the
three teams in the Angels division


will be played. on Field 2 at 5:45 on
Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays
from April 16 through May 21.
Games will have a one hour 15
minute time limits.
The Orange Blossoms are
coached by Missy Carlton and
Laura Weeks, wearing green and
white uniforms with orange writ-
ing. On their squad are 10-year-
olds Kaitlyn Shaw and Meagan
Shivers, nine-year-olds Karley
White, Rebecca Albritton, Claudia
SKlein, Kimberly Derringer and
-Senaida Garcia, and eight-year-olds
Cheyenne Pohl, Rosienell Rivers,
Hannah Carlton, Shayna Harned
and Emily Bennett.
Playing for the Lady Bugs,
dressed in red and white with black
-writing, are 10-year-olds Amber,
Newton, Breanna Godwin and


Tiffany Owens, nine-year-olds
Allison Farr, Carleigh Daughtery.
and Ahdam Alqabsi, eight-year-
olds Desiree Ford, Gabrielle Allen,
Taylor Graham, Illeana Flores,
Josie Moore and Litzy Vargas, and
seven-year-old Sarah Welch. They
are coached by Wayne Graham,
Jerry Welch and Brian Smith.
The Pink Sox will dress in pink
and white with black lettering and
black socks.- Coached by Dale
Crawford and Keith McNabb, girls
on the squad are 10-year-olds
Marissa Chancey, Ruth Erekson
and Danielle Smith, nine-year-olds
Reyria Kirkland, Josie Hancock.
Alyssa Mae Tatum, Taylor-Roberts,
Tara McNabb, Anna Erekson.
Andrea Crawford, Yesenia Perez
and Caitlin Defresne, and eight-
year-old Amber Mendoza.


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Dixie Belles Bat Off Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The four teams in the Hardee
County Youth Sports Dixie Belles
division will get their season under
way on Saturday.
They will have an exhibition
game at noon with the Tampa
Wildcats at noon on Field 1.
All regular season game will be
at 6 or 7:45 p.m. on Field I at the
George Heine fields off South
Florida Avenue on Tuesdays,
Thursday and occasional Fridays.
All have a one hour 30 minute time
limit.
On Saturday, the 2 p.m. game is
between the David Singletary State
Farm Pride and the Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. (PRECo)
Racers. The 4 p.m. game is
between the Mosaic Phosphates
Co. Wahoos and the KMW Photo-
graphy Patriots, a younger but tal-


ented team.
The Patriots will play regular
season games against teams in the
Belles division as well as travel to
play area Ponytail teams. They are
coached by Sharri Knight, Nikole
Peck and Mike Jeter. On the team
are 12-year-olds Christa Shiver,
Kayla Knight, Sierra Coronado,
Kaitlyn Rowe, Savannah Selph,
Summer Sisum, Kayla Powell,
Courtney Parks and Cassidy
Knight, and 11-year-olds Stephanie
Lewis and McKayla Jeter.
Playing for the Wahoos are 13-
year-olds Summer Palmer, Taylor
Pohl and Kate Krause, 14-year-olds
Courtney Buckley, Aleeza Arguijo,
Kristen Bergens, Courtney Gunnoe
and Eryn Mahoney, and 15-year-
olds Lindy Rossman, Chelsea
Steedley, and Sarah Reyna. They
are coached by Tracy Mahoney and


Patrick Mahoney.
Coaching the Racers are Jeff
Hanshaw and Michael Mahoney.
On their squad are 13-year-olds
Nicole Brown, Elvira Servin,
Naomi Erekson, Sabrina Hern-
andez and Amanda McNabb, 14-
year-olds Michelle Olivar, Deserea
Newcomb and Emily Starratt, and
15-year-olds Kristina Garcia,
Megan Henderson, Keri Douglas,
Kaitlyn Hanshaw, Carrie Crews
and Heather St. John.
Playing for the Pride are 13-year-
olds Celeste Willliams, Cierra
Martinez, Taylor Bolin, Leigha
Trammell, Penny McGuire and
Emma Marshall, 14-year-olds
Amber Hines, Courtney Chason,
Haley Shelton and Melissa Hartley,
and 15-year-olds Caitlin Chason,
Marisa Shivers and Haley
Marshall.


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Apr. 12 Track Teams Districts @ North Port 10:00 a.m.
Boys Baseball Bartow Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 16 HJHS Volleyball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Apr. 16-17 District Tennis Avon Park Away TBA
Apr. 16-20 Softball Districts Palmetto Away TBA
Apr. 17 Varsity Baseball Lakeland Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 18 Varsity Baseball Auburndale Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 19 Track Regionals TBA Away TBA
HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Fort Meade Away 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 20-21 Relay For Life Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 23 HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Apr. 23-27 Boys Baseball Districts Sebring Away TBA


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4/26/07
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three teams in the 2007
SDixie Softball Ponytails will have
games on Saturday to open the sea-
son.
In the midst of the excitement of
opening day, there will be a special
exhibition game at noon with the
Tampa Wildcats.
The season extends from Mon-
day, April 16 to Monday May 21,
with all games on Field 2 at the
George Heine Fields off South
Florida Avenue. All games are at
7:15 p.m. and have a one hour 30
minute time limit.
On Saturday the 2 p.m. game will
feature the Peace River Growers


Racers against the Central Pump
and Irrigation Dragons. The
Dragons will turn around and play
against the Gourley Plastering
Wahoos at 4 p.m.
Playing for the Racers are 12-
year-old Nicole Franks, 11-year-
olds Brooke Knight, Kaitlyn
Thomas, Hannah Grisinger, Amber
Franks, Brooke Shelton and Cacee
Keller, 10-year-olds Caryssa
Johnson, Gemi Saunders, Hailey
Andrews and Brea Farrer, and nine-
year-olds Atasha Johnstco and
Brooke Dixon. They are coached
by Doug Knight, Chip Knight and
Gordon Dixon.
Kristie Gough and Melanie
Henderson will coach the Dragons,


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with players 12-year-old Reham
Alqabsi, 11-year-olds Kayla
Nichols, Brooke Conley, Alexan
Maddox, Arin Johnson, Ana Galvez
and Tori Hernandez, and 10-year-
olds Karleigh Henderson, Megan
Hartman, Kourtney Henderson,
Abigail Vargas, Jakaysha Lindsey
and Kendall Gough.
For the Wahoos, players are 12-
year-old Jessica Harrison, 11-year-
olds Holly Hughes, Emily Hughes,
Milli Jones, Erica Roberts, Bridgett
Danford and Kelsey Powell, and
10-year-olds Emily Albritton,
Alexandria Ullrich, Arissa Camel,
Sarah Albritton, Carleigh Coleman
and Dana Terrell.


Hardee County Youth Sports
Dixie Softball Ponytails
2007 Schedule

Game Date Day Time Field Home Visitor

1 4/14/07 Sat. 2:00 p.m. 2 Racers vs Dragons
2 4/14/07 Sat. 4:00 p.m. 2 Dragons vs Wahoos
3 4/16/07 Mon. 7:15 p.m. 2 Racers vs Wahoos
4 4/17/07 Tues 7:15 2 Dragons vs Racers
5 4/19/07 Thurs. 7:15 2 Wahoos vs Dragons
6 4/23/07 Mon. 7:15 2 Wahoos vs Racers
7 4/24/07 Tues 7:15 2 Dragons vs Wahoos
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COURTESY PHOTO
These children who attend East Coast Migrant Association day care are not among the 3,400 in
Hardee, Polk and Highlands counties receiving services due to abuse or neglect. Children from
Bowling Green, Wauchula and Fort Meade association centers, their caretakers and association
director Angelita Avila receive a framed copy from Commission Chairman Bobby Ray Smith of the
proclamation of April as "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The many activities this
month will end with the April 30 Day Of The Child celebration at Pyatt Park in Bowling Green
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme for the month is "Seeds For Success, Growing Strong
Communities, One Child At A Time," stressing education and family support to keep children
safe.



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Grant and Kim English of Sara-
sota and Randall Drawdy of Wau-
chula announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Miranda Leigh Drawdy,
to Darrell Blazier Seitz, the son of
Darrell and Debbie Seitz of
Sarasota.
The bride-elect is a 2003 gradu-
ate of Sarasota High School. She is
currently employed at the ophthal-
mology office of Dr. Marc
Grimberg.
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The prospective groom also is a
2003 graduate of Sarasota High
School. He is employed at Randy
Mask Plumbing.
Plans are being finalized for ah
afternoon wedding on Saturday,
May 19, at Colonial Baptist Rhurch
in Sarasota. The couple will ex-
change vows at 2 o'cibck. Music
will begin at 1:30.
Following the ceremony, a wed-
ding reception will be held in the
fellowship hall at the church.


COURTESY PHOTO
Randy Ward & Sandy Kersey

Sandy Kersey Will

Marry Randy Ward


Danny Kersey and Vivian Tanner
of Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Sandy Diane
Kersey, to Randy Lee Ward, son of
Earl and Kathy Ward of Bowling
Green and the late Betty Ward.
The bride-to-be attended Hardee
Senior High School and is current-
ly employed in Wauchula at the
.Florida Institute for Neurologic.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Howard and Ferol Jones cut the cake on their wedding day in
1952.


COURTESY PHOTO


Blaze Seitz & Miranda Drawdy


Calderon/Adler

Wedding Plans


Howard and Ferol Jones of
Wauchula recently celebrated their
55th wedding anniversary. A dinner
was held in their honor on
Wednesday, Feb. 28, with their chil-
dren and families present.
Howard Jones married Ferol
Converse on Feb. 28, 1952, at the
First United Methodist Church of
Wauchula. The Rev. John Gill per-
formed the ceremony.
The couple had three children,.
sons Chip of Lakeland, Clay of
Wauchula and Randy of Fort


Meade.
Howard Jones had attended
DeSoto County schools and served
in the military as a Marine. He was
employed here as an insurance
salesman for the American Heritage
company. Ferol Jones attended
Hardee County schools. She was
active in the Junior Woman's Club,
and is a homemaker.
In addition to their three sons,
they now have.two grandsons..
All joined in wishing them many
more years together.


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announced the plans for their
upcoming marriage this weekend.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Juana Calderon of Wauchula. The
prospective groom is the son of
Charles' and Linda Adler of
Bowling Green.
The couple will exchange vows
this Saturday afternoon at the First
United Methodist Church of


Bowling Green. Music begins at 3
o'clock, with the wedding ceremo-
ny starting at 3:30.
Following the ceremony, a wed-
ding reception will be held in the
fellowship hall at the church.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited.
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person you are right now. Was
it worth it?
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Rehabilitation.
The prospective groom is
employed at Peace River Packing
Co. in Fort Meade. He is a 1997
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School.
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Julie Platt & Daniel

Cook Are Engaged


BEAUTIFICATION AWARD


John and Jan Platt of Zolfo
Springs announce the engagement
of their daughter, Julie Marie Platt,
to'Fred "Daniel" Cook Jr., the son
of Fred and Cindy Cook of Wau-
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The First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade will host a
evening of gospel music on
Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring Fort
Meade native Toimmy Flairchild and
the Spoken 4 Quartet.
The 1954 Fort Meade grad and
his friends are well-known in
gospel music circles. Although
there is free admission, a love
offering will be taken.
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green is holding a benefit
yard sale on Saturday, beginning at
7:30 a.m. at 102 Oak Ave., Bowling
Green. All proceeds will go to the
Annie Armstrong mission fund.
Anyone still wanting to make
donations can call Judye Mercer at
767-6045 or the church at 375-
2253. The yard sale will include
fudge, cakes and other baked
goods, adult and children's cloth-
ing, housewares, appliances and
furniture.
Faith Assembly of God of
Bowling Green will host the
Spoken 4 Quartet, who will be at
the church during the Sunday
evening service which begins at
6:30 p.m.
Pastor Miller and the congrega-
tion invites the community to join
them at the church at 4937 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green for this
occasion.


Garden Club
Will Study


African Violets
The Wauchula Garden Club will
meet for an informational session
on African violets next Wednesday,
April 18.
9 Rita Hilton of Bartow. the
District 9 director, will present the
-- program following the noon lun-
cheon. The club will be meeting at
the Wauchula Woman's Club build-
Oa ing at 131 N. Seventh Ave.
Club Vice President Belva Vance
will present the slate of officers,
which will be followed by the elec-
t, tion of officers for 2007-09.
Hostesses for the meeting will be
Sandy Larrison, Eunice Toms,
Sylvia Ann Barrows and Joyce
Butsch.
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President Jeanette Perrine at 773-
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Beautification Award. Johnson, who says she loves working with flowers, has created an eye-
pleasing landscape at her home at 219 N. Ninth Ave. Anyone interested in joining the Garden
Club is invited to attend a meeting, held the third Wednesday of every month at noon at the
Wauchula Woman's Club building, 131 N. Seventh Ave.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

VALUE OF A WRONG DECISION
Jesus said unto him, "lf thou will be perfect, go and sell
what thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou shalt have trea-
sure in heaven: and come and follow me.
-Matthew 19:21

With all the emphasis on faith as essential to salvation, it has been for-
gotten that to follow Jesus involves a price, and for many people, like the
young man in Matthew 19, it is too much.
Briefly stated, it will cost you your life.
This sounds so menacing and negative that popular preachers often
ignore it or isolate it in a series of special messages ("The Hard Sayings of
Christ"). After all, we are trying to appeal to people, aren't we? Not drive
them off in droves.
The result, however, is a generation of "born-again" believers who
technically are alive but actually are in intensive care, barely breathing in
their oxygen tents and support systems while they are monitored closely by
a host of experts.
This wasn't what Jesus had in mind or He would have hurried after the
rich young ruler and gotten him enrolled in a good Bible study course.
Instead, Jesus let him go. And, sorrowfully or not, the young ruler was
forced to make a decision, a clear-cut choice not to follow Jesus. but now,
at least, he knew the cost.
Sometimes making a hard no-compromise decision is the first step in
making a right decision.
Cruel? Lacking in compassion? Jesus kept the standard high and let
him go. Even the disciples complained, remember? They said, "Who then
can be saved?" Jesus replied, "With men this is impossible; but with God,
all things are possible."
In other words. God will come to the assistance of anyone who dares to
follow His Son. And if you decide not to follow Him, He won't force you
to do it!


In Loving Memory
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Feb. 22, 1972 Apr. 8, 2006
Mark, one year has passed
since you went to your
heavenly home.
Again words can not
express how much we love
and miss you so very very
much. It was not how long
you lived, it's what all you
did while you were here.
Mark's life was short and
sweet. He died doing what
he enjoyed (riding his
motorcycle).
Sadly missed by
family & friends-
Mama, Isaac, Lisa,
Selena & Courtney
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Sebring School of Hair Design has been training individuals living in or near
the Highlands County area in the field of cosmetology, barbering, and nail
technology since September of 1996.
This area that we live in is growing and growing fast. More families are moving
into the area daily. Which means there is also a growing need for good Hair
Stylists. That is what we produce. Not Barbers, Cosmetologist or Beauticians that
can do just two or three different styles. But Hair Stylists with the imagination and
the knowledge to create a wide range of different hair styles to complement the
customer's look and facial features.
From day one students start practicing cutting techniques and rolling perming
on their manequins, then move into mixing their own colors and analyzing hair
for different types of perms, with the help of the instructors. Within the first 100
hours of training students will have learned the basics of hair cutting techniques,
basic color, perms (regular and spiral wraps). Within the second 100 hours stu-
dents will have been introduced to frosting hair (high and low lights). From this
point on students practice and start perfecting what they have learned on school
clients.
Our class scheduling has always been different than that of most institutions
offering the same programs. Take for instance the flexibility of daily attendance.
Students are expected to attend classes on a regular basis, but are not restrict-
ed to the so called "Monday thru Friday, 9 to 5" regiment. Night classes are also
offered in support of those attending work during the day. A pupil taking the
Cosmetology or Barber program can graduate in as little as 30 weeks(7 months)
or may take as long as 1 year, from enrollment date, to complete.
Students planning to start classes, may do so on any Monday. As a result of the
1:1 training, only two students are accepted per week.
If interested or in need of more information, please call or stop by to speak
to Dave Martin. His office hours are Monday-Friday, from 8AM-5PM.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Line dancers at Brookside Bluff performing to "Sweet Georgia
Brown" are (from left) Dolly Gray, Verna Petrowsky, Donna
Decker, Helen Hunt, Linda Burns, Cathy Quigly, Elaine Torren,
Joanne Yance, Jeannie Bremer and Carolyn Drake.

Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock
The Brookside Chorus opened "Sweet Georgia Brown."
the program with a rendition of "I'd The show had been directed by
Like to Teach the World to Sing" at Jim White, but he was unable to
the Spring Concert held on March attend due to an illness. Flo Padnos
29. directed the show.
Numerous skits entertained the
Next, as Beth Walton accompa- audience. Animal actors were
nied them on the piano, the choir Maggie, Buster, Bandit, Diamond,
sang "Roses are Red My Love." JB and Zoet.
Choir members included Flo a Ze
Choir members included Flo Art Swisher, Bob Trier and Judy
Padrnos, Jean Kiergaard, Lois
:Padrnos, Jan MacVKie Lois Trier were in charge of props and
Nolan, Joan Macittie Dot stage management. The Triers
Williams, Dee Smith, Helen granddaughters appeared in the skit
Summit, Paul Summit, Frank "Cruising Down The River."
Trybulski, Jerry Smith and Mac Phil Ryan provided humorous
Bows. stories during intermission. Jim
The Men's Chorus sang Withers played "Just Because" as
"Standing On the Corner" and the audience sang.
"Wonderful Copenhagen." Pete The dinner committee prepared
Stock accompanied them on the pulled pork sandwiches with a
harmonica as they sang "Down In frozen fruit dessert. This committee
the Valley." was headed by Joyce Davidson.
Line dancers Dolly Gray, Verna Assisting her with preparing the
Petrowsky, Donna Decker, Helen meal were Bob Davidson, Delma
Hunt, Linda Burns, Cathy Quigly, Plorde, Jeannie Kiergaard, Joan
Elaine Torren, Joanne Yance, Kennedy, Jeannie Bremer, Pat
Jeannie Bremer and Carolyn Drake Posey, Flo Harris and Rebecca
danced to "A, You're Adorable" and Dye.



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Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut or
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
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Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Jice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Baked Beans, Fruit Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni &
Cheese (Salad Tray, Green Beans,
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Juice) and Milk
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MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Bagel, Juice,
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Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
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TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun or Mozzarella
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WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
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Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Ham-
burger on a Bun w/Dill or Toasted
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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Bur-
rito or Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Green
Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Salad Bar)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled


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Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or Com-
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Tomato, Whole Kernel Corn,
Cornbread, Strawberries & Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
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Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
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Lunch: Chicken & Rice (Tossed
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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


COOKING AND CLEANING


AT JUST 8 YEARS OLD


By KIRIA HUERTAS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Mrs. Isabel Villanueva from Catafio,
Puerto Rico was born on Feb. 7, 1924; she
is 83 years old.
Mrs. Villanueva was in a farm in
Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She had four brothers
and six sisters, including herself. "When I
was little, every holiday I used to sit in my
Living room and wait for my presents," said
Mrs. Isabel.
Mrs. Isabel used to sit in the kitchen
while her mom was cooking, so she could
have some leftovers, especially when her
mom was cooking chicken since that was
Mrs. Isabel's favorite food. She used to go
and play in the crops at her family's farm
and eat the lettuce. Mrs. Isabel said, "I used
to be a fat girl, but I was happy."

S Looking' Back

Mrs. Isabel used to play with jacks and
dolls made of paper. She confessed that her
mom used to sing to her; dad went away.
Mrs. Isabel told me that one of the worst
things that happened to her was when her
mom died; she was only 8 years old.
Mrs. Isabel at 8 years of age had to start
cooking and cleaning without her mother.
Three years after her mom's death, her
father got sick with tuberculosis and she


needed to take care of him. Mrs. Isabel was
13 years old when her father died, and she
had to look for someone who could take
care of her. After that, she got married
when she was 16 years old and got
divorced because her husband mistreated
her.
She lived in Arecibo for 30 years. She
used to go places by walking, and for big
distances by public car. In that time, they
used to wear big dresses. The clothing had
been changed back then; women couldn't
wear pants.
She only was in school until fourth
grade. Mrs. Isabel told me that the class-
rooms back then used to have a blackboard
and chalk. It was always 30 students per
classroom.
Mrs. Isabel got married again when she
was 24 years old. She had three more kids.
She was very happy.
After 30 years, she moved to live in
Sebring. She's been living here for 27 years
years now. She said that when she moved to
Sebring, it was like a ghost town. She still
ate Puerto Rican food. She never regrets
coming over here.
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.


Register Now For Teen Speech Contest


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Farm Bureau
will be hosting its annual youth
speech contest this month.
The competition will be held on
Monday, April 30. Students be-
tween the ages of 14 and 18 are
able to participate. Each student
must prepare and perform a five-
minute speech on how the global
market will affect agriculture in the
next five years.
This local competition is a part
of the Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation's state speech contest.
Hardee County's first-place winner


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will receive $125 and advance to
the district competition. Winners of
each district will then compete at
the annual. state meeting.
The local second-place winner
will receive $75, and third place
$50.
The first-place winner at the state
competition will receive $500.
Second place gets $250.
The local contest will be judged
by Steve Johnson, Diana Youmans
and Steven Southwell. Each speech
will be judged on its content and
delivery in equal proportion.
Students wishing to participate
can pick up a registration form at


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the local Farm Bureau office at
1017 U.S. 17 in Wauchula, or can
contact Carolyn Wyatt at the 4-H
County Extension Office at 773-
2164 or Gina Neuhofer at 735-
0271.
Registration deadline is Friday,
April 20.

A great many of those who
'debunk' traditional ... values
have in the background values
of their own which they believe
to be immune from the debunk-
ing process,
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee varsity girls softball
team won big in its first of three
games last week.
After a Monday 17-1 victory at
All Saints Academy, the Lady 'Cats
lost a heart-breaking - games on Tuesday and Thursday.
They went down 8-5 to Avon Park
and 10-7 to Palmetto.
The girls will regroup for the
Class 4A-District 10 district play-
offs April 16-20 at Avon Park.
Seedings hadn't been announced
before Hardee left for Spring
Break.
HARDEE 17, ALL SAINTS 1
This varsity only game which
opened play last week was a winner
for senior pitcher Jamie Buckley,
who scattered five hits over five
innings, one per inning. Only one
managed to get home, on a fielding
error.
Hardee plated six runs in the first
inning, a hat batsman, three walks
and an error sandwiched around
hits by Amber Steedley, Buckley
and Krystin .,Robertson. Joining
them in crossing home plate were
Chelsey Steedley, Casey Johnson
and Danielle Hines.
Hardee added a pair of tallies in
the second frame, singles by Hines
and Kristina Garcia and an error on
a Buckley hit letting Hines and
Buckley come home. It was 8-0.
The Lady 'Cats left the bases
jammed in the third inning. In the
fourth, eight more runners crossed
home plate, including Buckley
twice. Robertson, Chelsea Owens,
the Steedley sisters, Johnson and
Hines also touched home plate.
There was a final run in the top
of the fifth. Paige Avery moved up
to the varsity and was safe on an
error. She was taken out by a
Johnson fielder's choice, and
Johnson came home on an error on
a Buckley hit.
AVON PARK 8, HARDEE 5
The Lady Red Devils went right
to work in the first inning, putting a
pair of runs on the board in a walk,
Heather Barnes triple and Missy
. Lander double. Hardee cut that lead
in half with its own first inning
tally. Johnson tripled and rushed
home on a Hines sacrifice. It was 2-
1.
Avon Park made it 6-1 with a
four-run outburst in the second
stanza. A Barnes homer over the
right field fence highlighted the
action.
There was no more scoring until
the fifth inning, batters being left
aboard in nearly every inning. In


the fifth, Hardee made it 6-2 with
another outburst, this time a triple
by Garcia and Robertson sacrifice
did the trick.
Hardee made it a 6-5 game with
three more runs in the bottom of the
sixth. Chelsey Steedley opened it
with a hit to third, which was
muffed. Johnson singled. A Hines
fielder's choice took out Steedley.
Older sister Amber Steedley and
Buckley each singled and Garcia
kept it going.
After leaving a half dozen run-
ners stranded since the second
inning, Avon Park finally got two
home in the seventh. A single and
walk, followed by a double, plated
the first two runners to make it an
8-5 game. That's the way the game
.ended when Hardee was unable to
score in the home half of the sev-
enth.
PALMETTO 10, HARDEE 7
This was anyone's game until the
final out as momentum swung both
ways.
Palmetto put the first two runs on
the board in the first inning on a
single, walk, fielder's choice and
double. It was 2-0.
When Palmetto went down in
order in the top of the second,
Hardee proceeded to knot the game
at 2-all. Amber Steedley started it
with a double. Buckley singled and
both came home. Steedley came in
on an error after Cynthia Briseno
walked, and Buckley came home
on a Robertson sacrifice fly to deep
right field.
Palmetto broke the tie with four
big scores in the top of the third on
a combination of errors and three
hits. It was 6-2. It became 7-2 with
a Tiger solo homer in the top of the
fifth.
After leaving runners aboard,
Hardee plated four in the bottom of


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the fifth to narrow the Tiger lead to
7-6. Chelsey Steedley got it started
with a single and went to third or)
an error on a Johnson hit. Johnsori
was caught off base for the out.
Hines and Amber Steedley each
singled and Buckley plated then
with a sacrifice fly to deep center
field. Garcia drew a walk and
came home on overthrows on a
Rbbertson hit.
In the top of the sixth, Palmetto
put a trio of insurance runs on the
board on a pair of walks and three
hits. Hardee wasted hits by Lola
Rivera and Chelsey Steedley.
When Palmetto left two on base
in the top of the seventh, Hardee
had an opening. Amber Steedley
singled but was out on a Buckley
fielder's choice. Garcia and Robert-
son hit back-to-back singles, with
Buckley scoring. With two away,
Rivera drew a walk but
a ground-out ended the game.
Others playing on the varsity this
season are Lindsey Moye, Chelsea
Owens and Miranda Powell.
Varsity coaches are Liz Lenhart and
Linda Arredondo.



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The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept bids on the following
item, this item will be bid out as junk or parts only:
GRASSHOPPER MOWER 725 MODEL
Item may be seen at City Barn, 212 3rd Street East in Zolfo
Springs. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with
the words, "Bid on Mower", on the outside of the envelope.
Bids will be accepted until Friday, April 13, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Bids will be opened and awarded at the Regular Commission
Meeting on Monday, April 16, 2007. The Zolfo Springs Town
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L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


2005 CHEVY 1500 crew, 4x4, full
power, CD, $24,995. Call Ray Rivas at
773-4744. 4:12c
2 VOLKSWAGON BUGS, one like new
motor, one for parts, $850 for both.
735-9541 leave message. 4:12p
RED '93 CHEVY LUMINA Z-34, good
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863-512-1529 or 863-399-0754.
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2004 JEEP WRANGLER, AC, low
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'95 TOYOTA CELICA, excellent run-
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low profile, rims & tires, $3,200 OBO.
863-584-1382 or 863-581-1510.
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$15,995. Call Ray Rivas at 773-4744.
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2005 CHEVY AVEO, red, excellent
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2004 FORD F150 supercab, 4x4,
leather, full power, $22,995. Call Ray
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FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diplomna 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 Pedia tic 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
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We service and install petroleum equipment and
related services. Valid driver license needed. Willing
to train the right person. Call (863) 773-2213 for
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JOHN H. O'NEAL
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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Two adjacent residential lots in Avon Beautiful deed restricted home-
Park Estates are 1.14 ac. each. sites close to Zolfo Springs, FL on
Listed for $55,000 each! paved rd. Two 10 ac tracts-
$180,000 each. Two 5 ac tracts-
Residential lot in Bartow's Square $110,000 each. Corner 5 ac.
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make great homesite. $30,000! O fE uy
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on North Florida Ave. Zoned corn- only $132,000!
mercial. $360,000!
Ten 5-6 ac tracts, Friendship
27 ac Hamlin grove. Eastern Hardee area of Hardee Co. Possible
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FURNITURE SALE in Brairwood
Estates home. Ethan Allan dining
room, bedroom, student room and
kitchen. Call 773-6665 in evening.
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CARPENTER OR LEAD CARPENTER.
Must have valid drivers license and
dependable transportation. 773-4779.
4:12-19c
PART-TIME DRIVER needed 3
hrs/day. Monday-Friday. Must have
dependable transportation and proof
of auto insurance. Mileage reimburse-
ment and benefits. Duties include:
delivering hot meals to homebound
elders. Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310
N. 8th Ave., Wauchula or call 863-773-
2022. EOE, DFWP. 4:12-19c


LAUNDRY MAT CLEANER, $10/hour, 4
hours/day. Must have cell phone and
transportation. Call 941-809-6377 and
leave message. 4:5-12p
HELP WANTED: LABORERS for orna-
mental plant nursery. Apply Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road,
Zolfo Springs, FL. EOE. 4:5-12c
WOMAN TO WORK with developmen-
tally disabled women, part-time and
fill in. 767-0374, 8-2:30. 4:12-19p
FULL-TIME CHILDCARE worker. Call
for more info. 781-6431 767-5312.
3:22-4:19p


2 FRAME HOUSES on 4 acres outside
of Bartow, $159,000. Also, 3 frame,
house on about 1 acre in Bartow,
$169,000. 863-607-4070. 4:12-19p


Ieto into Ldo 3.7 acres M UL frontage on Norm at sournm wy 17. 5,1ou
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.
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
J*** Be1 T 7r BWB
43 acres in Polk County on Lake Buffum Road West. Deep
well, suitable for farming or citrus. Also, a 5+ acre tract and
a 7.5 acre tract. Take a look and make an offer!


Golfview-One acre with a
3BR/2.5BA home with over 2,606
sq. ft. under roof. Well and septic
tank will save you on utilities.
$245,000 MLS 191373
Must See!-Ft. Green area,
4BR/3BA CB home on 1.38 acres.
This home could give you a lot of
good living. Take a look! $249,000
MLS 191061
Torrey Community-3BR/2BA CB
home with outside office building.
Completely fenced, beautifully
landscaped, and well maintained.
1.82 acres. $275,000 MLS 194427
Worth the Money!-3BR/2BA CB
home with 8 lots in Bowling Green..
$142,000 MLS 194081
Don't Miss This Buy!-3BR/2BA
CB home in Knollwood
Subdivision. Central air and heat!
$225,000 MLS 193230
Weather Is Going To Be Hot-Cool
off in this beautiful pool with BBQ
shack nearby for cookouts when
you live in this 4BR/3BA home in
Bowling Green. $179,000 MLS
192374


31-Rf2BA CB Home--Stove,
SRefrigerator, dishwasher and many
extras. Owners have reduced! This
may be a hidden bargain at only
$149,000 MLS 190478
Brand New!-3BR/2BA CB home
in Bowling Green. Excellent work-
manship. Just needs someone to
enjoy this home. $158,000 MLS
189615
Creative Financing-Owner wishes
to sell! What have you to trade?
Lots? Existing Home? Land? We
will also take cash or give easy
terms. 3BR/2BA CB Home.
$115,000 MLS 194079
2 CB Homes On Will Duke Rd-
Could be good for investors. Live in
one, rent the other. Each $125,000
MLS 193970 193974
Your Money Will Buy This-
3BR/2BA CB home with about
2,200 sq. ft. of living area and a 2
car garage. All brought up to date
like new! 10 acres west of
Wauchula. $449,000 MLS 179381
4BR/1.5 BA 1989 MH With
Additions in Zolfo-Imagine all of
this living for under $100,000.
Listed for $89,900 MLS 190429


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.nej
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___ Contact After Hours
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LJ Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
O'O.."? 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
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investor opportunity. Charlie dam-
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Riverside, Dr. Only serious inquiries
please $45,000 firm. 863-445-0746.
4:12p
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
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$17your new home. Located south of Zolfo Springs. COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
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375-3113. 4:12p
2 BR/ 2 BA, 14x66, buyer must move,
$10,000. Call for details 863-773-5988.
4:12-19p
2005 MH, 3 BR/1 Bth, large lot. Ona -
Ft. Green Rd. Owner Financing,
$69,900. 863-781-4460. 4:12-19c
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


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.
EOE M/F/V/D
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"OUR TIRES
ARE ON SALE
EVERYDAY!"

We repair most American cars
Bo Espino Full time mechanic
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured!
Reg #MV-40625


Have the courage to be ignorant
of a great number of things, in
order to avoid the calamity of
being ignorant of everything.
-Sydney Smith'


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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


REALTY INC. T
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
HERITAGE HOME! 3B/2Bth with 2 wood burning
fireplaces, hardwood floors, wrap around porch, high
ceilings; charming house at a charming price!
$140,000
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/1Bth CB/Stucco home
and 5 acres; newly updated kitchen; property is fenced
and cross fenced ready for your horses or other live-
stock. $239,000
NEW PRICE 5 acres fenced and cross fenced and
4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square feet; built in 1998; large
pole barn. $160,000
NEW LISTING! 3B/1Bth, CB home with screened
lanai; attached garage plus separate garage; large,
corner lot. $175,000
SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor plan;
large master bedroom with spacious closets, screened,
ceramic tile floored lanai. $220,000
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAIN! 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$140,000
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


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DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


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


Courage is the greatest of 'all
the virtues. Because if you;
haven't courage, you may not,
bave an opportunity to use any
of the others.
-Samuel Johnson


GARDEN C1!t
SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


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


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
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VOCA of Florida
Direct Support Staff Positions available with adult day
training program in Wauchula. High School Diploma or
GED and valid drivers license (in good standing). Local
law enforcement background completed. Must have at
least 2 years experience working with the developmental-
ly disabled. If interested please apply in person at
114 West Carlton Wauchula, Florida.
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994

Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$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.
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. $I0.00. $164,900.
2- 1 No .EN DING
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
We Have-Buyersl We Need Listings!
If Thp~y See, Broker CVRyn ad, Rel Associati
CI y a.nd, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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

Doris Lambert
LOVELY HOME IN BRIARWOOD ESTATES! 3
B/2Bth plus study home, large master suite with sunken
tub, his and her's closets; spectacular kitchen; formal
areas; beautiful arched doorways; tile and carpet
floors; extra storage throughout. $310,000
WHY BUILD WHEN YOU CAN OWN this home
located on golf course! Newly constructed C/B Stucco
home with 3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings and
upgraded light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant
master bath, bonus room has built-in cabinets and sink,
lovely landscaping. $299,500
COZY COTTAGE perfect for singles! 1B/1Bth locat-
ed in very convenient area; lot is approx. one acre and
fenced; new stove, water heater and roof! $69,500
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
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! $319,900
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
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


CAN COUNT ON


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Gl Shell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


This business is FOR SALE
SCal 375-4440 for details.


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
D WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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BJD EXCAVATING

* Complete Site Development Demolition *
.Dump Truck Hauling*
li[inB Underground Utilities*
SOrange Tree Clearing
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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Lone star
C1ons>tXraxc,-tion C>oitX -.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Office 863-773-4779


Fax 863-773-9865


rNew Homes Pole Barlls


FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser\ ng Hardee Couni lor o\ er 20 \ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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Co6nmercial Residential Licensed & Insured


*'Experienced Tree Surgery
* Aerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chopper
* Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible


Randy Garland


863-781-7027
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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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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.
tfc-dh


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
FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc
A man is not old until regrets
take the place of dreams.


CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
)f 2 on v Ai: A d ^,kI ,4,,,.


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Vertical Roof (2:12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,


984


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

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $20,295


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


ETAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC


- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877- 9 2300
Florida Owned & Operated 9
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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
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
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


34 FT. WITH 30'x12' VINYL ROOM,
hunting camp special, $3,500. Firm -
you move. 781-4256. 4:12p
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

Um-
FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR/ 1 B APART-
MENT, 719 Wannamaker Ave., Ft.
Meade. $750 month, electric and
cable included. Call Shella 863-285-
7203 or 863-781-3039. 4:5tfc
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc


HELP WANTED
Attention stay at home moms, single moth-
ers and people that desire to own your own
business let me show you how to change an
expense into an investment.
For appointment call 863-375-9927
Leave name and phone number.
Serious Inquiries only!
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*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
-Commercial property in Punta Gorda, approximately 35,000 SF.
US Hwy 17 frontage, commercial corridor. $895,000.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot..
Corner of Oak & 10th. $82,500
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*MH in Charlie Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.


Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781t.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate 863.245.2972
Mary Hendershot, Sales Associate 863.767.0071 cl4:12c


KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
,, OF ,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


BIG

WEEKEND!

THERE'S


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


306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Dane Hendry
Realtor
(863) 381-2769


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Mikey Colding
Realtor
(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.


dzalea Apartments

Now accepting applications!
2, & 3 Bedroom Apts.*
SRental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric, cable andphone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
SHandicap Units available '
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday riday 9:00 d.~. 12:00 P.M.


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STORE FRONTS, HOUSES, apart-
ments, warehouses, salons, restau-
rants, 24,000 sf available. 773-4567 or
445-0915. 4:12-5:10p
2 BR/ 1 BA, living room, kitchen, $675
monthly, call after 7 p.m. 407-908-
5161. 4:12-19c
MH NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, 2 BR/ 2
Bth in Wauchula, no pets, no smok-
ing, $600 deposit, $600 rent. 863-781-
3570. 4:12c
4 BR/1 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
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.
4:12p


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
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PROJECT FACILITATION, engineer-
ing referrals, site plans, house plans.
Tera 863-773-4567. 4:12-5:10p
BIG 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 away! 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
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE, cleaning bed,
trimming hedges and trees, handy-
man. 863-767-0439. 3:9-4:26nc
TREE, BOBCAT, CRANE ard sawmill
services. 773-4478. 3:29-4:26p


LAWN SERVICE Quality work, comi-
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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 3:29-4:26p


STEVE SENN

lrs r I ELECTRIC, INC.


Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel


Ceiling Fans
* Home Inspections
* New Construction .
* Remodels/.N


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


(941) 627-2769
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARMWORKERS
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 Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 & 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes 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
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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' and Towing
U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
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Open 7 Days a Week!

Se Habla Espafiol


Dan Hill Jimmy Hi
Towing Service
24 Hour Service-- ,
Lowest Possible Rates
Fast, Reliable Service
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091
For the best deals in Hardoo County, all year 'round!

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RN or LPN GYS is
seeking a RN or LPN for
our Bowling Green Girl's
JV Residential facility.
Applications are available
on site or fax resume to
863-375-9929. PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000
globalyouthservicesinc.com ,
pfarrar@gysinc.com |


DeSoto County Properties
5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
80 acres, Brownville Area
Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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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 sets $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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NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
the following personal proper-
ty belonging to Noel Platt,
Barbara Brissette, Pam Allen,
Angel Abcox, Dahlia Baker,
Charlie Peterson, Bud
Trinidad, Maritza Sanchez,
and Lazara Dearmas will be
sold to the public pursuant to a
Warehouseman's Lien: Clo-
thes, Toys, Small Appliances,
Furniture, Household Items,
Tools, Etc., and that said sale
will be held at Zolfo Storage
Mini-Warehouses located on
Hwy 66E, Zolfo Springs,
Florida, at 9:00 AM, Saturday,
April 21, 2007.
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JIM'S PAINTING house and mobile
home repair, interior and exterior,
licensed and insured, free estimates.
767-9650. 3:15-4:12p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous In
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings, dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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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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3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Lots of car-
pentry tools, new table saw, cutoff
saw, routers, misc., plumbing parts,
household items, toys, clothes, large
moving truck, diesel. Chevy
Conversion van. 1928 S. Florida
Avenue. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
4:12p
SATURDAY ONLY! 8-2 P.M., 218 N.
10th Ave., Wauchula. 4:12p
SATURDAY 9-12, 3206 Schoolhouse
Road, Zolfo Springs. 4:12p
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


Monday thru Friday. LPN or CNA preferred. Duties involve
assembling and reviewing resident records for completeness;
ordering nursing supplies on computer and putting in stock-
room or residents rooms. Good filing skills and computer
knowledge a must. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 23, 2007,
5:00 PM.
Apply in person
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401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
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Bucket Truck Work
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ASSISTANT TEACHER/BUS MONITOR
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for an Assistant Teacher to work
with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmentally appropri-
ate activities and care for Head Start children under the guidance and
direction of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood
Education Specialist. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and CDA
credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or
Pre-school), and one year of experience. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and active enroll-
ment in CDA credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school). Must receive the CDA credential no later
than 180 days after beginning employment in a preschool classroom and
one year after beginning employment in an infant/toddler classroom.
Starting salary $7.97-8.37 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-
-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 4-13-07. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green,Tel.
375-2100, EOE, ADA, License # C14HA0001. 4:12

600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
4 &1 (863) 784-7132. FAX (863) 784-7497
SOUTH FLORID E-MAIL:jobs@southflorida.edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE 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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7 Museum Musings
. By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


SATURDAY 8:00, 2741 West Main St.
Dining table & chairs, computer desk,
electric light fireplace, 6 CD stereo,
indians,eagles, dolls, tapes, records,
oriental eggs, toys and lots of misc.
items. 4:12p
4-FAMILY SATURDAY, 7-?, 1402 Dena
Circle, Golfview. Clothes, household,
toys, furniture. 4:12p
RUMMAGE SALE St. Michael
Catholic Church, 408 Heard Bridge
Rd., Wauchula. Thurs., Fri. Sat., 8-4,
Large selection of items. 4:12p
YARD SALE Misc. items. 1425 Kazen
Road, 8 a.m. til ? 4:12p
.FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-2, 411 East
Orange Street. Check it out! 4:12p
SATURDAY, 7:30-?, FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH, 102 Oak Ave., BG. We're
having an Annie Armstrong Mission
Mania yard sale. We'll have furniture,
appliances, clothes for all ages,
housewares, fishing equipment,
baked goods and "too die for" fudge!
All proceeds will be sent to
NAMB/Annie Armstrong Mission
Fund. For more information, contact
the church office at 375-2253 or
Judye Mercer at 767-6045. 4:12c
FAMILY YARD SALE Friday &
Saturday, 8-?, 1636 Louisiana St. Lots
of misc. items, clothes, etc. 4:12p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 318 South 10th
Avenue. BIG! Lots of stuff. 4:12p
730 GROVE ST., BG, Friday 4/13.
Clothes, toys, shoes, dryer, baby
stuff, handmade bootie bags, every-
thing cheap, 8-2. 4:12p
FRIDAY SATURDAY: Dixie Drive
North Bowling Green. Lots of good-
ies. 4:12-19p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 366 Martin Luther
King, Wauchula. Screen rooms, air
mattresses, furniture, clothing. 4:12c


Yard Sale

Bake Sale

Friday, April 13

8:00 a.m. ?

VFW Building

Hanchey Road
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Won't you plan a visit to our museum to view these awesome acquisi-
tions? Better yet, won't you schedule a time to give your own oral history?
Contact the museum at 735-0119 to set up an appointment or arrange for a
visit to your home.


As one enters the "Case Room" of Cracker Trail Museum and follows
along the wall, the first display is that of miscellaneous fossils discovered
in Hardee County. All of those cases are protected by glass tops, with the
exception of one. The large jaw bone in the second case immediately catch-
es the eyes of guests to the museum as it protrudes from the floor of the case
and beyond the top with no glass protecting it because of its size.
To many who "ooh" and "aah" about its size, it is just a "big bone."
But to Mitchell Hope and members of Boy Scout Explorer Post 410, that
"big bone" turned out to be the jaw bone of a large imperial mammoth, an
ancestor of the modern-day elephant that roamed this country about 25 mil-
lion years ago.
This story began to unfold with the discovery of bits and pieces of fos-
sils by the parents of fellow troop member Jacques Perry at Hickey Branch
Creek off Murphy Road in 1963. They found signs that there possibly could
be remains of either a mammoth or mastodon beneath the dirt. Hope was
immediately contacted, and what was to follow was beyond his expecta-
tions as well as his group of 16-year-old Explorer Scouts.
The discovery of this mammoth attracted the attention of the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and two paleontologists were
quickly dispersed to Hardee County to help with the excavation.
The rainy season was fast approaching at the excavation site and help
came in from all over Hardee County. Commissioners provided sandbags
for a dike along the edge of the creek. A local businessman loaned the
Scouts an electric pump to keep water out of the five-foot hole. Peace River
Co-op provided a large tarp to cover the area and the Sheriff's Office helped
the Explorers man an around-the-clock watch to prevent damage to the site.
One of the nine-foot tusks of the well-preserved mammoth was still
attached to the skull while the other lay nearby. Finally, after months' of
excavation, all of the bones with the exception of a few were uncovered,
encased in plaster casts and removed from their resting place between June
and August of 1964.
Smithsonian representative Dr. Clayton Ray said the mammoth was
one of the nicest specimens ever found in Florida. He praised the Explorers
while speaking to several Wauchula Civic Clubs, stating that they had done
a superior job even to that of many professionals, and that he had never
seen a neater, better-run field operation in paleontology.
The mammoth was given to the Smithsonian Institution in December
1964, and as gratitude to the Explorers, a fiberglass casting of the jawbone
was given to them along with a certificate signed by the museum's secre-
tary.
Explorer Post 410 had become interested in this hobby prior to discov-
ering this mammoth. Two years previous to this extraordinary find, Hope
and two of the members of the newly organized Explorer Post 410 discov-
ered the first of what would become hundreds of fossils that would make
an impact in the lives of those Hardee County students.,
While on a canoe trip and rounding a bend, the threesome saw a large
bone protruding from Peace River at Ben Hill Griffin Ranch on Oct. 27,
1962. Mitchell and Explorers James Kendrick and Jimmy Keene began dig-
ging away at the fossil, using bare hands and pocketknives, and soon it was
evident that there were more bones underneath.
The Florida State Museum in Gainesville was immediately contacted
and help was sent to Hardee.County to help unearth and identify the find.
The fossil turned out to be the jawbone of a mastodon, a cousin of the mam-
moth but reaching this country only about three million years ago.
Ultimately about 25 percent of it was recovered. Explorer Post 410
gave it the name of "Old Masty" and the excavation was completed.in May
1963. That jawbone was given to the Florida State Museum and a certifi-
cate was given to the Post for receipt of the partial skeleton in January of
1963. This certificate was signed by Curator Clayton Ray, who assisted in
the recovery of Old Masty from its high-and-dry grave and who would later
be involved with the Smithsonian's recovery previously described.
Cracker Trail Museum proudly displays both certificates from the
Florida State Museum and the Smithsonian Institution, the jawbone cast of
the mammoth and numerous pictures taken of the actual dig.
We also have many Hardee County Fair ribbons from 1963 that some
of those Explorer Scouts won for their fossil exhibits. James Kendrick,
Jacques Perry and Jimmy Keene were a few who were actually in my 1965
high school graduating class that were a part of these expeditions.
Old Masty indirectly helped Kendrick take first place in a Hardee
County Science Fair. He illustrated the Carbon-14 dating process by esti-
mating the age of Old Masty's leg bone showing that he died about 8,000
years ago.
Kendrick and Perry have both agreed to be part of the museum's oral
history project, and their actual stories of that particular time in Hardee
County's history will be an added treasure that future generations will be
able to enjoy.

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April 12, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


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 lienor here-
in, whose address is: 3570 Peeples
Lane Wauchula, Florida 33873 and
that in accordance with a contract,
with Desiderio Gonzalez lienor. f'
nished labor, services or material co..
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
;.:,i, Less W 10 Ft. for Easement
S& 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
ithe 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
WARNING!
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.

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IN THE CIRtUIT COURTT'ENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000034
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT LOWELL PRY,
DECEASED /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate of
Robert Lowell Pry, deceased, File
Number 252007CP000034, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The estate is tes- -
tate and the date of the decedent's
will is February 3,2006. The name and
address of the Personal
*Representative and the Personal
Representatives attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of this
Notice is served must file objections
that challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief with this
.Court, in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
.MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All. creditors.of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
;including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this Notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
StHE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
STION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
Demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN


THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is April 12, 2007.

| Personal Representative
Eleanor L. Wagner
300 South Washington Avenue,
Lot 98
Fort Meade, FL 33841
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
SPost Office Drawer 30
SBartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117


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very angry, swear.
14 -Mark


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-000131
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RURAL HOUSING SERVICES,
USDA, f/k/a FARMERS HOME
ADMINISTRATION
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES,
PDEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES,
AND CREDITORS OF VIOLA
MAYFIELD a/k/a MARY VIOLA
MAYFIELD and JAMES G.
.,CARPENTER, DECEASED, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS
OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST VIOLA MAYFIELD
a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAYFIELD, and
JAMES G. CARPENTER,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE
HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED; EbITH SPENCE;
WILLIAM MAYFIELD a/k/a BILL
MAYFIELD; and PATRICIA TATE
a/k/a KATHY TATE, and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, the parties intended
to account for the person or
persons in possession; CLERK
OF COURT, HARDEE COUNTY
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIEN-
ORS, TRUSTEES, AND CRED-
ITORS OF VIOLA MAYFIELD
a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAYFIELD
and JAMES G. CARPENTER,
DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIM-
ANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPO-
RATE, AND WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST VIOLA MAYFIELD
a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAYFIELD
and JAMES G. CARPENTER,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE
HEREIN NAMED OR DE-
SCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR
PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN AND TO THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED; Cur-
rent Residence Unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property 'in Hardbe County,,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 9 OR REPLAT OF ROSE-
WOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 68,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DOU-
GLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 18830 U.S.
Highway 19 North, Suite 300, Clear-
water, Florida 33764, on or before May
11,2007 or within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice of
Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at P.O. Drawer
1749, Wauchula, FL33873, either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 9 day of April, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
DeputyClerk
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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,


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
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order to participate in this proceed-
Ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
; when to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Twain 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000092
MAGDALENA ROLDAN
Petitioner,
and
ROBERTO MORALE
Respondent /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERTO MORALEZ
ADDRESS: U/K
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
MAGDALENA ROLDAN, whose ad-
dress is P.O. Box 1395, Wauchula, FL
33873 on or before May 11, 2007, and
file the original with the clerk of this
Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417 W.
Main St., Room #202, Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
required certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated this 9 day of April, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley,
Clerk of Court
By Connie Coker D.C.
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 (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777, rpr, Florida Relay
Service 711 ."rp i 4i. ,
4:12-5:3c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLdRIDA
Case No. 252007DR000188
Martha Jane Cleto
Petitioner
and
Fransico Cleto,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE


TO: Fransico Cleto
Address Unknown


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Martha Cleto, whose address is 241
Franklin St., Bowling Green, FL 33834
on or before April 27, 2007, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 417 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, * Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office. .
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: 3-23-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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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
County Democratic Committee
Met Tuesday To Arrange Itinerary:
The Hardee County Democratic
Committee, at a meeting held in the
courthouse, laid plans for conduct-
ing the campaign in this county and
arranged an itinerary for candidates.
The meeting was presided over
by H.K. Still and A.A. Price was
secretary. About 50 candidates and
others interested attended. The
meeting was harmonious through-
out and adjourned after an hour's
deliberation.

Annual Flower Show Planned:
Wauchula's annual flower show,
sponsored by the garden depart-
ment of the Woman's Club, will
take place at the Woman's Club
building, located at Seventh Avenue
and Palmetto Street.
A long list of prizes has been
arranged, and first and second
prizes will be awarded for a list that
includes the following: best collec-
tion of roses, best single specimen
of rose, best Easter lily, best
Amaryllis lily and greatest variety
in one garden.

Seven Bank Robbery Suspects
Taken Here: Seven men were
arrested in Wauchula this week in


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000205
Renee Rivera Krukowski
Petitioner
and
Jerry Krukowski,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE


TO: Jerry Krukowski
275 Otter Trail Sebring, Fl
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
has been filed against you a
you are required to serve a
your written defenses, if any,
Renee Rivera Krukowski,
address Is 125 W. Main St. Wa
FL 33873 on or before May 4
and file the original with the c
this Court at 417 W. Main
Wauchula, FL 33873, before
on Petitioner or immediately
after. If you fail to do so, a defa
be entered against you for th
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docum
this case, including orders, ar
able at the Clerk'of the Circuit
office. You may review these
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
Circuit Court's office notified
current address. (You may file
of Current Address, *
Supreme Court Approved Fam
Form 12.915.) Future papers
lawsuit will be mailed to the a
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, I
Family Law Rules of Proc
requires certain automatic disc
of documents and information.
to comply can result in san
including dismissal or strik
pleadings.
Dated: 4-2-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT

By: Connie
Deputy


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connection with the robbery of the
American Bank of Lake Alfred last
Friday. Four of the men were taken
into custody late Monday night.
They were apprehended by
Sheriff C.S. Dishong, Night Mar-
shal Lee Sanders and Sheriff J.E.
Johnson of Polk County. Then early
Wednesday, Dishong and Sanders
arrested the remaining three here in
Wauchula.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee Teacher Wins Fellowship:
Miss Thelma Cole Miller of Hardee
County High School has received a
$450 grant from the national
Science Foundation to attend a
summer institute -for high- school:
teachers of science and mathemat-
ics.
The institute will be taught at the
University of North Carolina in
Chapel Hill. It is a result of the dras-
tic shortage of scientific personnel
especially in the teaching profes-
sion. The institute is designed to
meet the needs of high school
teachers for programs at the gradu-
ate level which are practical and
cover.a wide field of content.


Ole Hoss Auction Set For May
11: The Wauchula Kiwanis Club
will hold its annual Ole Hoss
Auction Saturday, May 11, at the
Baptist Church parking lot in
Wauchula. Club members will
begin collecting donations within
the next few days.
This is the club's chief fund-rais-
ing project. Proceeds go for the
underprivileged children of the
county, says Kiwanis Chairman
Joel Evers.


Mrs. Beulah Altman Passed
Away Friday: Mrs. Beulah Altman,
69, widow of the late Elam C.
Altman, died suddenly in her home
Friday night. She was a lifelong res-
ident of Wauchula and a member of
the First Baptist Church.
There, she was active in the
W.M.U. Funeral services were held
at the First Baptist Church Monday
at 3 p.m. the Rev. Otis Garland offi-
ciated and burial followed at the
Wauchula cemetery.


25 YEARS AGO
Heavy Rains And- Winds Lash
Hardee: A torrential thunderstorm
with gale-force winds passed
through Hardee County early
Sunday morning with a few uncon-,
firmed reports of tornadoes.
Damage throughout the county,
was mainly confined to broken tree
limbs and uprooted trees, but there
was also some roof damage to
buildings. Power loss to individual
homes was reported across the
county, but there were no wide-
scale outages.

'82 Hardee County Old Timers
Game: Old Timer Game promoter
Gary- Painter has& announced the
names of some 31 former ball play-
ers who will play this Saturday
night at Farr Field in an Old Timers
baseball game.
The Hardee County Little League
program will benefit from the play
ers sponsors' fees, and Saturday
will also be Little League Sticker
Day. Luther Colbert will be
announcing the game and Gayle
Palmer will be the official score-
keeper.

Little Red School House Annual
Easter Egg Hunt: The Little Red
School House kindergarten held its
annual Easter party and picnic at the
country home of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Nicholson last Thursday.
As each child arrived they were
presented with a crocheted rabbit
corsage in pink or blue to wear by -
Mrs. Clinton Manley. The Easter
bunnies arrived.early and all the
eggs were hidden before the child
dren arrived for the hunt.

10 YEARS AGO
Tennis Teams Top Avon Parlk
The Hardee tennis teams wins over
Avon Park last week had special
significance. Both Hardee number
one players pulled upset victories'
while pacing their teams to victory:
For the Hardee girls, senior
Laurel Davis took on top-seeded
Hope Murdock, winning 9-7 and 61
3. Scott Dickson finally got the best
of Red Devil Jeremy Polk after los-
ing the first set 6-2, coming back
for a 7-6 and finally 6-2 set victory,


Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine and John Gillespie
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula



Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every
circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition with
thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
Philippians 4:6


Florida Knowing who you are in Jesus and having the confidence of His love
ily Law and that He will work everything to the best for you will give'you the peace
in this you need in every situation. Worry is a sin, so repent of it and ask God to
address forgive you and to help you to have confidence in His power to answer your

Florida prayers.
:edure, If you are anxious about a child that has gone astray and into drugs or
closure other things, just remember God is married to the backslider. Maybe your
Failure child never got saved and you worry about something happening to him
actions, before he does, remember God also in His Word our whole family will be
ing of saved.
Just keep praying over him and fight the battle against Satan for his
soul and life. If you don't know how, then find out how.
COURT If you are worrying about finances, the best way out of that is to give
tithes, no matter how hard it is at the time. Our tithes helps to keep Satan
Coker from stealing our money. (Read Malachi 3:9-11.)
y Clerk A Golden Nugget would be to learn how to rest in God by having con-
4:5-26p fidence in Him to wok all things out. Rejoice in Him, believing!


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GIDDY UP!


Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry



"OUR GANG" IN THE '40S & '50S
I grew up on a city block here in Wauchula, defined by Heard Bridge
Road on the west, Shelton Avenue on the east, Alice Street on the north and
Oak Street on the south.
It was a neighborhood that would have inspired a Norman Rockwell
painting when the famous artist was painting real life scenes. He actually
became quite famous at it. We were just a typical Norman Rockwell neigh-
borhood in the '40s and '50s.
Our neighborhood kids included F.L. Revell Jr., Jack and Jerry
Strickland, Donnie, W.M. and Spencer Autry, the Kelly kids, Jim, Pat and
Bill, and my sister Beth and I. Frankly, I don't think there was a better place
on the face of the earth to grow up. I don't think anybody ever had a better
set of childhood friends than I did, but of course we all had our own little _P
idiosyncrasies.
We won't discuss everybody, but one was Jack Strickland, a retired
school principal who still lives in our community. He is a very quiet, six- .
foot-six charming, intellectual man, who grew up to be a talented basket- .
ball player when he was in high school. ? -.-r ...
Jack had always been known for his red hair and a temper, if he was
provoked. Probably the funniest story about Jack occurred at a high school
basketball game, and I can confirm this with Coach Dunning Terrell Tami Rhodes' th
because Coach Terrell remembers it just as vividly as I do. the Old est fr
It was a long time ago when basketball wasn't played like the Big East from that time p
games of today; It was less of a banging and physical game with less con-lass
tact, but it was a time when a foul really meant a foul.
The game I am referring to was at Joel Evers gym, and Jack was at the
west end of the court. He had the ball, and there was a defensive player on
the other team who was really all over Jack with his arms flailing around
like a windmill in a hurricane.
SJack, apparently had all the abuse he could stand and retaliated by
rebounding the ball right in the guy's face. The other guy went over back-
wards and hit the deck, but Jack went right on playing basketball and exe-
cuted a jump shot for two points. Everybody in the gym absolutely lost it.
SThe official, who was calling the game, had reached in his back pock-
et for his whistle. He got it about half-way to his mouth, then slid it back in
his pocket, bent over and started laughing hysterically.
The guy with the busted nose had left the game. He returned awhile
later, but he sure didn't torment Jack anymore.
It is difficult to imagine our own mild-mannered, sedate, former school
principal, Jack Strickland, using a guy's face for a rebound. You really had
(o be there, and anybody who was remembers every detail.






STelling The Truth ...
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


TWO FROGS
There is a common story that is passed around about two frogs who fall
into a predicament where one survives by hard work and the other dies by
giving up. The following anonymous story is a twist on this old story, with
a new lesson:
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two "
of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered
around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told
the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up
out of. the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept
telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally,
one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were say-
ing and gave up. He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once
again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and C
just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they
were encouraging him the entire time.
It is amazing what power we wield with the sword of our mouths.
As James 3:8 states, the tongue "is a restless evil and full of deadly poi-
son." The power of life and death is in our tongues. We can destroy lives
through the gossip and slander that we speak. We can save lives through the'
.encouragement and blessings that we share.
We can make a difference in the lives of those around us by speaking
the things of God, teaching them what they need to know so that they might
be saved. We can bring the love of God to others through sharing with them
the worth that God puts on all human life as He desires that they, and all
men, be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).
Make ears burn with joyful embarrassment when you speak, not turn
off out of annoyance and hurt. Let us use the speech that God gave us to do
the bidding of God. It is for the words we speak that we ourselves will be
judged, so we better carefully chose our words before we speak them
(Matthew 12:36).
Our words do not only affect the lives of those around us, they can
affect the eternal lives that we will experience. I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
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COURTESY PHOTO
ird-grade class at Wauchula Elementary School recently dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls and learned about
>m local musician Roger Rhodes. The guest, husband to the teacher, shared interesting facts about instruments
eriod and played campfire tunes such as "This Land is Your Land" and "Home on the Range." His visit coincided
recent study of the Western lifestyle.


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Thursday, April 12, 2007


Men's League Tightens Up


SNAKE SIZE-UP


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the second week of the 2007
Men's Church Softball League
play, there was some marathon
competition.
When it was over, only Wauchula
First Baptist remained unbeaten,
sporting a 4-0 record after nipping
Bowling Green Baptist 8-7.
First Christian and Northside
Baptist are each at 2-1 and St.
Alfonso's Chapel is 3-1. Behind
.them are New Vision Worship
Center and St. Michael's Catholic,
each at 2-2. Trailing the pack are
Holy Child Catholic, Bowling
Green Baptist and Hardee Cele-
bration Church.
The early game on Field 3 last
Tuesday was the nail-biter between
Bowling Green and Wauchula Bap-
tist churches. First Baptist won
when Gerry Lindsey crossed home
in the bottom of the seventh.
Jay Belflower was the big gun
for Wauchula Baptist as he
smacked a pair of homers. Mark
McGee added three hits, including
a double. He scored three times,
Belflower and Lindsey twice
apiece and Daniel Barnett once.
Bowling Green took the lead
when Bryan Cook scored in the
first inning. Michael Moore and
Lewis Martin scored in the second
frame on a Martin homer. Ian Trott
added a run in the fifth inning and
Hank Butler, Moore and Martin
added a trio of scores in the top of
the seventh to temporarily tie the
game 7-7.
The Field 3 late game went quite
late as Northside beat Holy Child
30-16.
Ches Graham, Greg Moye and
Mark Carte each homered for
Northside. Graham scored four of


the five times he got on base and
Travis Wiggins and Carte each
crossed home plate five times. John
Roberson and Moye had three
scores apiece.
For Holy Child, it was balanced
scoring as Francisco Figueroa,
James Cruz, Rigo Briones, Sam
Rivera III and Ernie Briseno each
circled the bases twice. Sergio
Zamora, Jose Gomez, Manuel
Rivera, Isauro Figueroa, Sam
Rivera Jr., Tomas Gomez and Jose
Salvador each added a run.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, First
Christian chased New Vision for a
19-16 win in the 6:45 game.
Leadoff batter Chris Knight home-
red among his three hits and triple
tallies. Nick Spaulding, Alan
Tubbs, James Blum, Randy
Benton, Dusty Massey and Johnny
Oberski each chipped in with a pair
of runs.
For New Vision, Eric Harrison
doubled twice. He, Joey Brantley,
Ricky Wiggins and Johnny
Gonzalez each circled the bases
twice. Eight other players came
around to cross home once each.
In the 8:15 game, St. Michael's
marched past St. Alfonso's 18-6.
Rodger Brutus and Francisco
Rodriguez each homered for St.
Michael's and each came home
three times. Robert Navarro,
Robert Martinez and Simon Olvera
added twin tallies and a half dozen
father batters circled the bases once.
Dale Roberts homered and Jake
Ehling hit a triple and double for St.
Alfonso's. Willie Dickerson joined
them in coming home twice of the
three times he got on base. Doubles
by Eric Cobb and Eddie Strange
helped the team.
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bounced back for a 14-10 win over
previously unbeaten First Christ-
ian.
Dickerson and Marty Gainous
each homered for St. Alfonso's.
Duck Kersey, Raul Garcia and
Strange each doubled. Dickerson
touched home three times and
Roberts, Ralph Arce and Gainous
each came home twice.
James Blum topped First
Christian with a pair of homers.
Leadoff batter Keith Nadaskay put
three runs on the board and Blum
and Eddie Hernandez added twin
tallies. Benton, Tom Hartman and
Joseph Johnston added solo scores.
The Field 4 nightcap was a hotly
contested marathon, with St.
Michael's winning the 23-20 game
against Bowling Green.
Matt Bell smacked a grand slam
homer and a double to pace St.
Michael's. Francisco Rodriguez
was perfect with four hits and four
scores. Thomas Trevino and Brutus
added three runs apiece and Justin
Altman, Robert Navarro, Roy
Rodriguez, Robert Martinez and
Felix Salinas added twin scores.
Hank Butler homered twice and
doubled for Bowling Green. Mike
Adams also homered and doubled.
Leadoff batter Cook came home
five times, and Jeremy Goodwyn
added a trio of tallies. Butler, W. T.
Redding, Jason Johnson and Trott
added dual scores.
On Field 3, last Thursday's open-
er was a 22-5 win for First Baptist
over Celebration.
The Baptists had the heavy had
as Belflower doubled twice, tripled
and doubled in nearly hitting for
the cycle. Todd Rogers added a
homer and pair of doubles and
Jerry Albritton tripled, doubled and
singled in also nearly getting the
cycle. Efrain Schrader also banged
a pair of triples.
Clint Hendry homered, tripled
and singled, picking up a pair of
runs and four RBIs. Willie Gilliard,
Tony Lopez and James Cleto added
the other scores.
In the Field 3 closer, New Vision
downed Holy Child 20-14.
Ricky Wiggins doubled and sin-
gled in collecting five RBIs for
New Vision. Steve Brantley dou-
bled twice. Eric Russell, Brantley,
Kyle Parrish, Ryan Purdue and
Chad Richardson all circled the
bases three times. Junior Gutierrez,
Johnny Gonzalez, Kenny McDuffie
and Wiggins each chipped in with a
run.
Isauro Figueroa homered twice
and Alex Solis tripled and doubled
for Holy Catholic. Manuel Rivers,
Ernie Briseno and Isauro Figueroa
came around to cross home plate
three times apiece. Jose Gomez,
Sam Rivera III, Solis, Samuel
Rivera Jr. and Rigo Briones put a
run apiece on the board.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Bravery and curiosity
were the words of the
day for youngsters at
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School on March 30 r
when reptile enthusiast
John Storms visited, i
along with his cold-
blooded friends. Storms,
an animal story writer, . *
brought his traveling
show of snakes, lizards,
turtles and more for the
children to learn about ../. ,
and explore. He also
talked to them about the
importance of school
and, of course, writing.


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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.

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708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
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Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
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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 .................... 1:00 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.
discipless Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
'Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
:'Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionl1:00 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 pm

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.



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BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m
W orship Service ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11 100 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
SCelebratiqn Secri.... .j:30 a.m.
SWednertday 'Evning'Ce6 Groups
Adult Cell Group ......................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ...................... 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship................630 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.
M morning Service...................... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship....... ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service.:....................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
-Praise & Worship .................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service........................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical...................:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ................9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
W orship Service..................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service..............1,...... 11:00 a.m.i
Evening W orship .......................6:00 p.mi ,,
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....................0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND:
COMMUNITY.CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ........ .......9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner..;..::...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes. ..7:30 9:00 p.m.'
Viernes ..7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo.........11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning......................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ...................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening........................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIE
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........................ :45 a:m.
M morning Service......................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 pim.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School.. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service........ ..............11:00 a.m.
Church Training........................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:30 pm.
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 am.
Sunday School .........................9:45 a!.m.
Morning Worship ...................I1:00 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...................... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY 2V
:: 337,Hwyi 17'South,.Uiuchula,'N
Sunday School :".'.... -'."10:00 a.im.
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
SADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath SchOol 9:30 a.m.
M\'inlng Wor.lnp ... .........:.1.1:00 a.m.
Tues. Pray r-b'ilrin 00 p n
SOUTHISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. -773-4368
Sunday Schogl 9:45 a.m.
Morning Wiorhip ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... ....7:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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



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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. ............ 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
THE V
SOW ER

lMihael A. Gumdo
Mlener. Georgia


An bkecutive's'aiff "I'm optimis-;-
tic about the futur-e-of business.
"Why, then," asked a friend, "do
you have such a worried look on
your face?"
"It pays to worry about your
optimism," he said.
But it doesn't pay to worry about
anything.
An old Chinese proverb says,
"The legs of the stork are long, and
the legs of a duck are short. You
can't shorten the legs of a stork,
and you can't lengthen the legs of
a duck. Why worry?"
To worry about what you can't
help is useless. To worry about
what you can help is stupid.
Work, don't worry. Pray, don't
pine.
If you trust, you don't worry. If
you worry, you don't trust.


T- here's a whole new world to explore outside the window! It's a bright, happy,
S wonderful day and there's a pal to share it with. It's a world of promise.
In every life the future holds a world of promise. Whether it lives up to our
expectations really depends less on what is outside than on how we feel on the inside.
Our attitude can influence how we perceive the events and experiences of life. How do
we develop a positive attitude?
Just as a window lets light shine in, the teaching of moral and religious truths lets
faith enter into every heart. With faith we can grow up with an attitude of gratitude.
To discover all the promise in this world, begin by learning the promises of God.
"Faith comes from hearing the message...." (Romans 10:17) Visit your local house of
worship this week,


Sunday
Luke
24.1-12


Monday
Luke
24.13-35


Tuesday
Luke
24.36-53


We'dnesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians Psalm
15.1-11 15.12-34 15.35-58 16


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April 12, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
April 9, Thomas Michael Fussell, 27, of 210 Bell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with possession of metham-
phetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand larceny and larceny of
a firearm.

April 8, Christopher Lane Richardson, 20, of 712 S. Eighth Ave., Wau-
chula, and Glenn Theadore Curry, 21, of 210 Bell St., Wauchula, were
arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and each charged with loitering/prowl-
ing.
April 8, Jerzy Kospieruk, 52, of 639 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with violation of a municipal
ordinance-open container law.
April 8, Artemio Hernandez Jr., 32, of 200 NW First St., Fort Meade,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of failure to appear in court
and driving while license suspended.
April 8, a theft on Cypress Street and a vehicle stolen on Ratliff Road
were reported.

April 7, Chad Daniel Hays, 22, of 408 Moncreif Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with two counts battery.
April 7, Lashonda Barbitt Baker, 32, of 838 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with re-
sisting/obstructing an officer without violence.
April 7, Cipriano Flores, 34, of 139 Erler Road, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with loitering/prowling.
April 7, Rashay Renard Melton, 20, of 694 Honeysuckle St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with disorderly
intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
April 7, a residential burglary on Rainey Blvd., a fight on Lincoln
Street,.criminal mischief on Steve Roberts Special, and thefts on Makowski
Road and Will Duke Road were reported.

April 6, Francisco Javier Udave, 25, Rolando Gomez Perez, 30, Jose
Ramirez Mendez, 47 and Bartolomo Ramirez, 25, all of 1654 SR 66, Zolfo
Springs, were arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF). Perez,
Mendez and Ramirez were all charged with marijuana and Udave was held
on charges of contempt of court, failure to appear in court and no valid
license.
April 6, Joseph Patrick Stewart, 49, of 852 Dishong Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with purchase of cocaine,
tampering/destroying evidence and resisting an officer without violence.'
April 6, Cornelius Jerome Kilpatrick 23, of 305 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
April 6, Efrain Berrea, 27, of Pine Cone Trailer Park Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged with purchase
of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijua-
na.
April 6, Jimmy Jones, 30, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 6, thefts on Doc Coil Road and Will Duke Road, burglary of a
conveyance on Doc Coil Road and fights on College Lane, Mowatt Street
and SR 64 West were reported.

April 5, Jorge Villanueva Torres, 18, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested on a charge of DUI.
April 5, Benjamin Method, 38, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce and charged with petit theft.
April 5, Carl Burtran Tipton, 39, of 111 Hill St., Bowling Green, was
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April 5, Servellio Duarte, 37, General Delivery, Wymauma, was
arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with larceny and trespassing.
April 5, thefts on Makowski Road and U.S. 17 North, and a vehicle
stolen on McCardle Road were reported.

April 4, Joseph Mil., Platt, 21, of 2324 Locust Drive., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with burglary of a structure
or conveyance and larceny.
April 4, Willie James Lee, 47, of 630 Snell St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
April 4, William Paul Wilkerson, 38, of 522 Old Bowlin. Green Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer and violation of probation.
April 4, Travis John Downey, 27, of 930 Buttonwood Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts of possession of a
weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resist-
ing an officer without violence and introducing contraband into a jail facil-
ity.
April 4, a residential burglary on Bronco Drive, andthefts on Peterson
Street, U.S. 17 North and U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 3, Samuel Dean Alamia, 34, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support.
April 3, Brandon Anthony Cook, 19, of Stone Gane Apartments,
Arcadia, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 3, a residential burglary on Causey Road, a business burglary on
North Florida Avenue, burglary of a conveyance on Helen Road, and thefts
on Kathy Street and U.S. 17 North were.reported.

April 2, Zolly Allen Ziglar, 28, of 348 Hill St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with purchase of cocaine and
two traffic violations.
April 2, Herminio Morales Perez, 51, of 2415 Hutchins Ramp, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with DUI and no
valid license.
April 2, a residential burglary on Apple Blossom Lane, a tag stolen on
Suwannee Street, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on SR 64
East, SR 64 West, U.S. 17 North and Civic Center Drive were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 8, Amanda Nicole Moran, 20, of 1962 Vandolah Road, was
arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with aggravated battery on an
officer and battery on an officer.
April 8, a theft on South llth Street was reported.

April 7, criminal mischief on Honolulu Drive and U.S. 17 North and a
fight on Peace Drive were reported.

April 5, Rebecca Rodriguez, 27, of 522 Will Duke Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Waytt and charged with petit theft.
April 5, a theft on U.S. 17 South and a fight on East Main Street were
reported.

April 4, Christopher Lee Delatorre, 32, of 151 Downing Circle, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
April 4, Kimberly Armiger Orsi, 54, of 6415 Rubia Circle, Apollo
Beach, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with DUI with prop-





FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended March 21, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,423 compared to
6,694 last week and 5,600 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls weresunevenly steady; feeder steers were unevenly steady,..
and feeder heifers were unevenly steady to 2.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 134.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 122.00-170.00; and
400-500 lbs., 106.00-133.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 112.00-172.00;
300-400 lbs., 103.00-122.50; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-113.00


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Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 56.00-62.00.


erty damage.
April 4, a fight on West Main Street was reported.

(April 3, Obeymar Aguilar Aguilar, 26, of U.S. 17, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with petit theft.
April 3, Barnabe Saldivor, 21, of 1523 Magnolia Lane, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with petit theft and giving a false
ID to a police officer.
April 3, thefts on East Main Street, Carlton Street and U.S. 17 South
were reported.

April 2, Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, 22, of 510 W. Palmetto St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with petit theft.
April 2, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 6, Tony Charles Price, 19, of 1310 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, was
arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with DUI, refusal to submit to
DUI tests and possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

April 5, Mackinson St. Fort, 36, of 801 Pleasant Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with simple assault and
child neglect.
April 5, Millissa Lee Lowery, 18, of 4705 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc.Scott Grace and charged with battery on a
detention staff member.

April 4, a theft on Main Street was reported.

April 2, a theft on West Palm Drive was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 9, a residential burglary on Wilbur C. King Blvd. was reported.

April 7, Roblero Candido Perez, 28, and Abel Claudia Santiago, 38,
both of 3308 Suwannee St., Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Ofc. Jose
Ventura and each charged with disorderly conduct and battery.
April 7, a fight on Suwannee Street was reproted.

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VOLUNTEER!
National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, and it is a time when we say
a well-deserved "thank you" to the women and men who benefit our com-
munity in many diverse ways.
Volunteering at our local hospital helps the community and can open a
world of opportunity for you and your family. From delivering flowers or
cards to working in the gift shop or cafeteria, assisting with fundraising or
organizing supplies and greeting people, there are places here for people
with a variety of interests, skills and schedules. It is a powerful way of con-
necting with others and meeting a vital need.
Today, seniors make up about 90 percent of the health-care volunteer
force. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge from business, teach-
ing, technical and homemaking backgrounds. They have expertise in many
fields that benefits the staff and patients.
Other volunteers in our hospital are the Foundation Board members
who give of their time to advise, raise funds and help as liaisons with the
community. Student volunteers can gain the chance to learn more about the
medical field and develop their talents and interests, all the while building
a resume even before entering the workforce!
There are whole families with traditions of hospital volunteering -
they build relationships with each other and teach the younger generation
about empathy.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS

The School Board of Hardee County will accept sealed bids
for the purpose of selling used school vehicles, lawn
mower, and truck/bus tires.

Bids will be received up to and including Friday, April 20,
2007 at 11:00 A.M. and shall be opened and read aloud at
the office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Bid forms may be obtained and vehicles and surplus items
may be inspected by contacting the Hardee County
Schools Transportation Office at (863) 773-4754,1277 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Note that offices
will be closed April 6-13, 2007. Bid forms may be obtained
on the District Web site: www.hardee.k12.fl.us

Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent
of Schools, Attention: Dick Daggett, PO. Box 1678,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or before 11:00 A.M. Friday,
April 20, 2007. Envelopes must be sealed and marked as
follows:

BID: April 20, 2007
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Unsealed or fax transmissions willhot be accepted.

The School Board of Hardee County reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids.
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to Thursday, April 26, 2007
6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter
to CONTINUE its EAR Scoping Public Workshop and to offer a
recommendation of approval to the Board of County Commissioners of the
EAR-based issues for the
Hardee County Comprehensive Plan


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

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the Public Workshop.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal is
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9t" Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision
the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Workshop will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine picked
up another district win among its
three outings last week.
The 'Cats beat the Sarasota
Booker Tornadoes in eight innings
on Tuesdi, lost to always tough
Bartow on Thursday and played
Saturday at Avon Park against the
visiting Panthers from Fairfax, Va..
This week, the Wildcats were
home on Tuesday night for a Senior
Night game against Palmetto in the
final district opponent on the regu-
lar season schedule. Ten seniors
will be on hand for their final home
game. Then, it's ia trip of Bartow
today (Thursday), hoping to avenge
last week's loss.
The regular season closes with a
trio of road games next week, at
Lakeland on Tuesday, Auburndale
on Wednesday and Fort Meade on
Thursday. The District 12 playoffs
are in Sebring April 23-27.

HARDEE 9, BOOKER 6
It was an exciting game. Carl
(Basey) pitched well and deserved
to win," said Wildcat head coach
Steve Rewis. Reliever Kaleb
Saunders gave up four runs in the
bottom of the seventh to tie the
game, but came back in the home
half of the eighth to allow only one
hit and secure the Hardee victory.
"We had 13 hits, we are swinging
the bats and hitting the ball well.
After it was tied up, we were able
to score three runs in the eighth
inning and played good defense in
the bottom of the inning for the
win," added Rewis.
Hardee got on the board first,
putting a run up in the first inning.
Weston Palmer led off with a single
to center field, stole second and
third and rode home on a Jake
Benav:ides hit.
In the second frame, Briant
Shumard led off with a double,
went to third on a Brek
McClenithan grounder and raced
home on a Ben Krause sacrifice.
In the top of the third, Hardee
added .a run on another Palmer hit.
He stole second and ran home on a
long Benavides hit. Mike Hollen-
beck also singled but there were
two on base when the third out hap-
pened. Booker got its first run on an
error, stolen bases and sacrifice. It
was 3-1.
Hardee left two aboard in the
fourth inning and Hollenbeck
stranded in the fifth, when Booker
got another run on a walk and dou-
ble. It was 3-2.
Hardee plated a pair of runners in
the sixth inning. McClenithan led
off with a single to center and Cody
Gullatt hit one there too. They both
came home on a long Palmer hit to
deep left field. It was 5-2.
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Justin Painter was hit by a pitch. A
Jake Sp' -ncer hit brought Hollen-
beck howf'. However, Booker used
a half dozen hits to score four runs
and tie the game in the bottom of
the seventh.
Hardee came alive in the eighth.
Will Abbott and Palmer both
walked. A double steal advanced
them. Abbott scored on a Jeremy
Hollenbeck fielder's choice which
took out Palmer. Jake Benavides
singled. He and Hollenbeck scored
on an error on a Painterhit. A strike-
out ended the rally.
Kevin Craycroft doubled, hoping.
to start a Booker comeback, but
three consecutive outs eliminated
that possibility and Hardee claimed
the 9-6 win.

Bartow 8, Hardee 2
The visiting Yellow Jackets
brought an 11-5 record (7-3 dis-
trict) into Wildcat Stadium. They
opened with a pair of runs as Brent
Delph and Jason Higdon both sin-
gled. Both raced home on a
Brandon Patterson sacrifice to deep
center field. Hardee left Benavides
and Mike Hollenbeck on base after
they had singled and doubled
respectively.
In the second stanza, however,
Hardee reversed the situation, leav-
ing one on base for Bartow, while
putting up its own scores to tie the
game. Shumard led off with a sin-
gle and Will Abbott drew a walk.
They both advanced on a Ryan
Abbott bunt sacrifice and both
crossed home plate on a Palmer hit
to right field. It was 2-2.
Despite leaving runners on base
in every inning; the Wildcats were
unable to get any more home.
Meanwhile, Bartow added a run in
the third, three more in the sixth
and a final pair in the top of the sev-
enth for the victory.
"I thought we played well against
a good quality team. They ran the
bases well and took advantage of us


there. We battled and they had to
work for their scores. I thought Dan
(Timmons) did a good job keeping
us in there," said Rewis.

ST. PAUL 9, HARDEE 5
Rewis took advantage of the
invitation to play Saturday morning
against the visiting St. Paul VI
Panthers of Fairfax, Va. in the first
game of a double-header at Avon
Park. The Panthers had a 9-1 record
and are ranked number one in the
greater Washington D.C.-Chesa-
peake Bay area and already have a
couple of college signees on their
roster.
Palmer singled over first base to
open the game, but was stranded
three outs later. Peter Verdin sin-
gled and Matt Murakami drew a
walk. With one down, senior Zack
Costello, who has a standing offer
from Delaware State University,
doubled to score both teammates.
Junior Brett Bowers, already com-
mitted to East Carolina State
University, followed with a singled
up the middle to bring Costello
home. The Panthers had a 3-0 lead.
Hardee left Painter and
McClenithan stranded in the sec-
ond stanza after they had walked
and singled respectively. St. Paul
added a pair of scores. Shumard
almost caught a Chad Morgan hit
but it slipped off his glove in the
running effort. Mike McMenamin
also singled. Two Panthers were,
left on base when a double play-
ended the bat-around.
It was 5-0.
Hardee answered in the third and
fourth innings while keeping St.
Paul at bay. In the third Palmer sin-
gled, went to second on a passed
ball and third on a fielder's choice.
He came home on a Painter hit to
left field. In the fourth, Gullatt sin-
gled and trotted home ahead of
Shumard who homered over the
right center field fence. It was 5-3.
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top of the fifth. Mike Hollenbeck
singled to left and Painter followed
with a single to right center. A
coach's trip to .the mound resulted
in a strikeout before a Jeremy
Hollenbeck successful bunt single,
brought his brother home. Hardee
left the bases jammed when a field-
er's choice was the third out.
A Bowers hit followed by a Tim
McCormick homer made it a 7-4
game and resulted in Basey going
to the mound to shut down the
Panthers with a strikeout and dou-
ble play.
In the top of the sixth, Shumard
greeted new Panther pitcher Pat
McDonald with a walk. Back-to-
back hits by Benavides and Mike
Hollenbeck brought Shumard home
to make it a 7-5 game.
Basey got the first Panther out in
the home half of the sixth, then
walked Murakami. A fly-out was
two down, but Costello and Bowers
both singled. Costello scored
Murakami and Bowers brought
Costello home. Saunders came on
in relief and allowed a hit before
retiring the side. It was 9-5.
And, that's how the game ended,
when a Cody Greene single went
for naught in the top of the seventh.
"I thought we battled well
against this team. We had one of
our more sound defensive efforts
and out pitchers did well. It's good
momentum for us going into next
week," commented Rewis.












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HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

Hardee County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Housing
Rehabilitation category in the amount of $750,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must.benefit low and moderate income persons.
The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which Hardee
County is applying are:


Activity
Housing Rehabilitation
STemporary Relocation
Administration
TOTAL BUDGET:


Location: County Wide (Unincorporated)
The County will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the Anti-displacement and. Relocation policy;
however; no displacement is anticipated.
A Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held in the Hardee County
Courthouse Annex, Room 202, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 on April 18, 2007 at 5:30 P.M. A draft
copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at the
Hardee County Office of Community Development, 412 West Orange Street, Room 201, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on or before April 20, 2007 (or later if the application
deadline is extended). The application will be submitted to the State on/or before April 20, 2007. To obtain additional
information concerning the application and the Public Hearing contact Janet Gilliard, Office of Community Development
Department, 412 West Orange Street, Room 201, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at (863) 773-6349 (TDD accessible through
County Manager's office at (863) 773-9430).
The Public Hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any non-English speaking or person
requiring an interpreter for the hearing or visually impaired should contact Janet Gilliard at least five business days prior to
the scheduled meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the
application. The disclosures will be made available by the County and DCA for public inspection upon request. These
disclosures will be available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee,
insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and
amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for
assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably
be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in 2. or 3. above which are
corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation, or entity of each officer, director,
principal stockholders, or the official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount
provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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ZSE Hosts Spring Carnival


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This inflatable castle invited children inside for a
Elementary School's Spring Carnival on March 15.


The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Hardee Senior
event with the presentation of colors.




Crystal Lake RV News
[ By Joyce Taylor


BINGO
The paper special on April 2 was
split between Shirley Johnson No.
2, Harold Johnson and Bob Bates.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on April 4 were Dewey
and Nancy Morrison, Loyd and
Carrie Lankford, Dick' Barker and
Fred Leverone. Bruce Woods led
ihe U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker led
the Canadian Pledge and Nancy
Morrison led the prayer.
Ron Ackermann announced that
Anne Defreitas would be the new
rec committee treasurer starting in


November. Bill and Shirley
Johnson will again be the hosts of
the Thanksgiving Day dinner. April
11 will be the last koffee klatch,
until October. The 50/50 winners
were Shirley and Gary Chamber-
lain and Jeri and Don Plumley.

GOLF SCORES
Men's March 29, A+B+C+D:
The winners were Don Harkin, Les
Ascott, B.R. Johnson and Dick
Barker.

Ladies March 29, Low Net
Minus Putts: The winners were


COURTESY PHOTOS
bouncing good time at Zolfo Springs


High School helped open the


Donna Gervase
Morrison.


Making royal appearances at the event were (from left) Miss Hardee County Summer Hensley,
Junior Miss Hardee County Amanda Rigney and Kindergarten Princess Darby Sanders.


The Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the carnival. Students (from left) Megan
McCollough, Makayla Klein and Claudia Klein enjoyed the giant slide and all the festival had to
offer.


and Nancy


CHURCH
Nancy Morrison, pianist, and Jim
Bolhouse, organist, played familiar
hymns for the prelude for church
service on April 1. The Rev. Winne
led the singing of "I'm the Cross
for Me" to open the service.
Maxine Stromme was the greeter.
Bob Wilday and Lowell Gordon
were ushers for the offering the
organist and pianist played "Just a
Closer Walk with Thee" as the
offering was received. The choir
sang an Easter medley, "I Believe
in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary."
St. Mark's Gospel 16:1-7 was the
basis for the sermon titled "Peter's
Enthusiasm, Deception and
Denial.." The sacrament of Holy
Communion was observed.
Ushers were Bob Beckley, Zane
Heffner and Gary Householder.
Communion stewards were Fay
Curran, Charlotte and Gary House-
holder. The service closed with the
singing of "Alleluia."


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Try your luck? The ring-toss booth was one of several carnival games set up for the children. The
Carver family is pictured here working the booth.


COURTESY PHOTO
Crystal Lake craft ladies' end-of-season party at a local restau-
rant.

The. Boy Scout movement was founded by Lord Baden-Powell of
England. His army experiences convinced him that British boys
needed more physical training and experiences in outdoor life.


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with Mozzarella, Cheddar
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Student Stephanie DeAnda wears a work of art after visiting the
face-painting booth.


Tapanga Grice steels herself for a wild slide ride.


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April 12, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Edward Leverett Jr., 26, Bowling
Green, and Cherise Shemeka Ric-
kenbacker, 23, Sarasota.
Atanacio Martinez Martinez, 33,
Wauchula, and Irmalinda Rosales
Lerma, 34, Zolfo Springs.
Pedro Flores-Benitez, 36, Wau-
chula, and Aurora Roldan-Hern-
andez, 26, Wauchula.
Richard McCumber, 20, Wau-
chula, and Ashley Nacole Stanford,
18, Wauchula.
James Clay Cobb, 26, Bowling
Green, and Christal Nichole
Gordon, 24, Bowling Green.
Michael Craig Thompson, 36,
Lakeland, and Amanda Rodriguez,
23, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.
Librado D. Arrendo, judgment, exe-
cution withheld.
Citibank South Dakota vs.
Glenda A. Stephens, voluntary dis-
missal.
R.D. Finance LLC vs. Michael A.
Garay, consent judgment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Glenn A. Ackley, voluntary dis-
missal.
Avion Palms Homemakers Asso-
ciation vs. Raymond Brown, dis-
missed.
Citicorp Trust Bank FSB vs.
Thomas L. Smith, voluntary dis-
missal.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Ascencion Vasquez, judgment.

The flowing misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Willie Frank Carpenter, petit
theft, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender.
Derek Daniels, battery, not prose-
cuted.
Elzra White, petit theft, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees.
Manuel Tinoco Alverez, trespass,
possession of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, proba-
tion six months, stay off property,
drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, random drug screens, war-
rantless search and seizure, $552
fine and court costs, $100 public


defender fees, 25 hours community
service; domestic battery, not prose-
cuted.
Thomas Joseph Cox, resisting
arrest without violence, adjudica-
tion withheld, $525 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Donna Lynn Roberts, possession
of drug paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, $420 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Joe Jean St. Fort, criminal mis-
chief, adjudication withheld, $390
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Travis John Downey, two counts
battery and two counts petit theft,
time served, $420 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
restitution $30.
Bradley William McKinney, vio-
lation of probation (original charge
possession of drug paraphernalia),
probation revoked, 90 days in jail
with credit for time served (CTS),
outstanding fines and fees placed on
lien.
Mitchell Kelley Hensley, battery,
time served, probation six months,
four-hour anger management class,
no alcohol or bars, maintain full-
time employment, $315 fine and
court costs, restitution placed on
lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning the
case.
Kimberly Armizer Orsi, DUI
with property damage, 30 days in
jail, 12 months probation, license
suspended 10 years, multiple-
offender DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or bars,
$2,000 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs, restitution to be
Asset.
Roberto Leon Sweikowski, DUI,
not prosecuted.
Artemio Galicia, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), adjudi-
cation withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Charlie Daniel Tootle, reckless
driving with property damage, time
served, $330 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, restitu-
tion to be set.
Antonio Villafuerte, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Christina Badillo, DWLS, adju-


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THANK YOU!

The Hardee County Council on Aging, Inc./HOPE of Hardee Would like to thank the
following Contributors for making our "2007 Ms. Mac's Memorial Benefit Golf
Tournament" a great success!

Our Sponsor Mosaic Fertilizer LLC


Bill Lambert
Val Patarini
Kay Patarini
Wauchula Abstract & Title Co.
Wauchula Elks Lodge
Flores & Flores, Inc.
Patarini & Fritz, PA.
Jim See Realty, Inc.
Superior OK Tire Company
Florida Handling System, Inc.
Peace River Electric Coop
Crown Ford
Farm Credit of Southwest FL
Wauchula State Bank
Kathy Valentine
Gretta Jones


First National Bank
Dr. Sylvia Collins
Lambert Realty Co., Inc.
Kate & Hilliard Blackmon
Hardee Car Company
Seacoast National Bank
Barry Gunnoe
Badcock Home Furnishings
Subway
Nicholas Family Restaurant
Kemen's Auto Parts
Cooper's Wayside Flowers
Mae Robinson
Sandy Scott
Daybreak Behavioral Health
Jellybeans, Inc.


David Singletary Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
Thomas Trevino John Terrell
Townley Engineering & Mfg. Joe L. Davis, Inc.


Candace Preston, PA.
Ronald Sevigny, O.D.
Pete's Pharmacy
Smith Automotive
Wauchula Wal-Mart
Pepsi
Advance Auto Parts
Cat's Corner
Ace Hardware
INapa Auto Parts
Frankie's Hair Salon
Helen Martin
Florida Hospital
Zella Warren
Lifepath Hospice
Barbara Albritton
Jackie Long
Lavon Patterson
Bolin Carpets


A Special Thank You to: Torrey Oaks Golf Course, Mr. Val Patarini,
the Hardee County Council on Aging Board of Directors and Staff,
our Volunteers, and especially to all of our Golfers!


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dication withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Faustino Cardenas-Hernandez,
DUI and no valid license, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, no alcohol or bars,
DUI school, evaluation and treat-
ment, $662.50 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, 50 hours
community service.
Jorge Guerra Dominguez, DUI
and no valid license, estreated
bonds.
Gerardo Perada-Hernandez,
DUI, 12 months probation, license
suspended six months, 10 days tag
impound, six months ignition inter-
lock, alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol or bars,
$622.50 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Prospero Zarco, DUI, 112
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, DUI school, evalua-
tion and treatment, no alcohol or
bars, $622.50 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.


CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Frederick Adam Hash and
Melissa J. Hash, divorce.
Leticia Alamia and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Anthony Alamia, petition for
administrative child support order.
Christa L. Wilson and DOR vs.
Jarrod L. Oliver, petition for ad-
ministrative child support order.
Debra A. Mashyl and DOR vs.
Tabatha Lynn Goodman, interstate
petition for payment of child sup-
port arrearages.
Louise E. Stephens as trustee vs.
Burton D. McLeod, Mary Jane
McLeod, B&L Citrus Inc. and
Devon P. Donaldson, damages.
Virginia Schreckengast and DOR
vs. Rocky L. Graham, interstate
petition for payment of child sup-
port arrearages.
Audra Hernandez vs. Michael B.
Johnson, petition for injunction for
protection.
Doris Freeman vs. Troy Coleman
Dickey, petition for injunction for
protection.
Cathy Crews vs. Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., damages.
Renee Krukowski and Jerry
Krukowski, divorce.
Citifinancial Auto Corp. vs.
Charles F. Walker, damages.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court


were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
James Stewart Jr. and Brianna
Summer Chavarria Stewart, di-
vorce.
Erin Valencia vs. Hector Jose
Aldana, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. BJD
Enterprises Inc., default judgment.
Jane Brown Gause Long vs.
William Skipper Gause, old file
closed.
Janet K. Nicklow and Robert K.
Nicklow, divorce.
George Ownby and Zsavanna
Elmore Ownby, divorce.
Martha Lozano vs. Esteban
Torres, injunction for protection.
Elizabeth Tobin vs. Encarnacio
Ledezma, child support modified.
Mary Ann Medrano vs. Brad
Elliot Rimes, voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.

Patsy Whidden vs. Cherye Whid-
den, injunction for protection.
Jenny Albritton vs. Zolly Ziglar,
injunction for protection.
Gary Hazel vs. Bell Loos,
Gaudencio Gomez et al, judgment
clearing property title.
Bonnie Faye Johns vs. Bruce and
Marie Annette McQuaig, judgment.
Bruce Walter McQuaig and
Marie Annette McQuaig, order.
Terri Brown vs. Reginald Brown,
injunction for protection dismissed.
Kayla L. Granger and DOR vs.
Tony T. Cantu, voluntary dismissal
of petition to enforce administra-
tive child support order.
Donna Jean Granadero vs. Troy
Coleman Dickey, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protection.
Margarita Flores and DOR vs.
"'Reynaldo Salazar, voluntary dis-
missal.
Jamie R. Johnson vs. Marvin
Brett Johnson, injunction for pro-
tection.
Aqua Finance Inc. vs. Josh Hays,
dismissed.
Jesus A. Rodriguez and DOR vs.
Catherine M. Pelham, child support
contempt order.
Roseleny E. Peacock and DOR
vs. Manley A. Lawrence, child sup-
port arrearage payments set.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Joe
Arthur Byers et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Stephanie Nichole Young and
Michael C. Young, divorce.
Adam Ryan Crawford and Kelli
Michelle Crawford, order.
Cynthia Scullen vs. Kevin
Manning Sr., child support termi-
nated.

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


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judge.
Brandon Anthony Cook, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, adju-
dication withheld on first, adjudi-
cated guilty on second, 30 days
CTS, $495 fine and court.costs,
$340 public defender fees.
Gerardo DeSantiago, possession
of methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, trans-
ferred to drug pretrial intervention
(DPTI) program; possession of
alcohol by a person under 21, not
prosecuted.
Marco A. Huerta, felony driving
while license suspended, trans-
ferred to county criminal traffic
court.
Alexander Poole, violation of
probation (original charges fleeing
to elude a police officer and two
counts felony driving while license
suspended), probation revoked, six
months CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Charles Nelson Rimes, throwing
a deadly missile into an occupied
dwelling, probation three years,
$495 fine and court costs, $190
public defender fees, restitution to
be set, 150 hours community ser-
vice.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:


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NOTICE
NOTICE AND APPLICATION FOR
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OF 2007
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 mall 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 filed 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:
Mail 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. D. 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 nt notlater 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
PHONE NUMBER: 773-9144 4:5-12c


PUBLIC NOTICE




As a courtesy for the citizens and businesses in the City of Wauchula, we would like to bring to your attention some
information regarding new ordinances that are effective as of October 9th, 2006. The City has adopted new ordinances to
provide for the abatement (correction) of nuisance accumulations on private property, high grass and weeds, and junk
automobiles. Please be advised if you receive notice 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 of any problems that may be cited on your private property. These ordinances have been enacted to ensure the
health, safety and welfare.of the citizens of the City of Wauchula and to the property values of the real property located within
the City.

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


As always we thank you for your cooperation to keep our city beautiful.


Trealdo Groves Inc. to Lannie J.
Cooper, $850,000.
Robert D. and Heather P. Deu-
berry to Ramon and Elisea Tirado,
$143,000.
Equity Trust Co. to Manuel and
Pascuala Rios, $147,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to
Roberto Salgado, $99,000.
Carol Locklar to Gerard Berry,
$230,000..
Paiyong and Kheuanethong
Sengphrachanh to Kathy Nguyen,
$70,000.
Ruby Cook, Martha Cook and
Thomas W. Cook to Franky Vallejo
and Oracio Vallejo, $80,000.
Catherine T. Whiteside to
Johnnie A. and Gwendolen L.
Ownby, $20,000.

Have children while your par-
ents are still young enough to'
take care of them.
-Rita Rudner,





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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 12, 2007


Steve Cantu Family Has Been


In Bee, Honey Business 20 Years


By SUE CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
When Leslie and Steve Cantu
moved to rural Zolfo Springs from
Winter Haven, Steve helped out a
neighbor and a fellow worker who.
kept bees. It was an interesting,
appealing business and just took
off.
Now 20 years later, with three
beekeepers, Cantu Apiary is a mid-.
sized business with 2,000 to 3,000
colonies, depending on the time of
year. Currently there are a total of
285,000 hives used in Florida. The
largest apiary in the country is
located in Texas with 60,000
colonies.
Cantu's bees are migratory polli-
nators. For example, they are
shipped to California to pollinate
almond groves, to Michigan for
blueberries and pickles, and to
Maine for pickles. In Florida they
service blueberries, squash, water-
melon farms and orange groves.


The bees are usually shipped on
trucks which hold 480 to 520 hives.
An average, healthy hive holds
50,000 to 60,000 bees. It's a tricky
business, and they are fragile to
ship: if the weather is too cold or
rainy, the bees can't fly. Or some-
times the blooms aren't ready.
This year's orange crop is weird
because of the weather, so timing
pollination is off. However, under
ideal conditions and depending on
the crop, it averages about a month
to pollinate."However, nothing's
set in stone when you're dealing
with agriculture," Cantu said.
After these hives arrive and are
set in an orchard, the beekeeper
works with them. They are consid-
ered livestock, and their health is a
main concern. Pests like mites or
beetles can cause problems or even
decimate the bee population. Over
75,000 honey bee colonies have
been lost over the past five years,
mostly due to exotic pests.


For a long time this industry has
been overlooked but is now recog-
nized as critical to our food supply.
Growers'.planting size and density
has increased with the increased
demand for food.
Many different crops see signifi-
cant improvement in marketable
yields when bee pollinators are
used. Florida Farm Bureau studies
show that honey bee pollination
services increase watermelon yield
by 60 percent, specialty citrus crops
by 20 percent, and avocado yield
by 25 percent. If 10 to 20 bees per
flower a day do not visit the squash
crop, the seeds may not fully devel-
op. They've found squish produc-
tion increased by 110 bushels per
acre by using honey bees. Cucum-
ber growers can increase their yield
by over 222 bushels per acre. This
is a 60 percent increase from not
using them at all. Florida is a main
producer of fruit and vegetable
crops, and the trickle-down chain


reaction of pollination affects our
overall food supply.
Beekeeping is inspected by the
State Department of Agriculture
and licensed by the state. It is a
labor-intensive industry, and to-
day's beekeepers are generally
older. It is a difficult business and a
constant challenge to keep the bees
alive and thriving.
The Cantus own several different
varieties of European honeybees
and have even developed their own
line. "Some bees are better pollina-
tors, or better at producing, and
some are more hygienic . they
take better care of their hives or
have desirable traits like keeping
their hives in order. In that sense,
they are just like people. Some are
docile, some are aggressive," Cantu
said.
Some of the hives you see in the
orange groves belong to northern
beekeepers who are getting away
from winter weather, making
honey, and strengthen bees they
will return to their own hives.
Leslie Cantu's sister, Robin Boni,
raises queens for them and others
who need replacements. After the
queen's mating flight, she's bred
for life. They are livestock and


when not under stress only live 2 or
3 years. Stress is caused when they
are moved or if there is an abun-
dance of crop to be pollinated.
With more food, more eggs are laid
and more bees are produced.
There is only one queen per hive,
and they are differentiated from all
other bees because they are fed
royal jelly. Hives are marked, and
queens are replaced at least once a
year.
t he worker bees (females) only
live three weeks. Their wings disin-
tegrate, and they die in the field or
can't get back, or are killed by pes-
ticide or are eaten. They make hun-
dreds of trips a day, each time haul-
ing a load of nectar and pollen.
The queen bees mate with 8 to 10
drones (males) that stay in the hive,
loll around and eat. But the moment
the drones, which are formed from
unfertilized eggs, don't contribute,
the worker bees (females) kick
them out. This generally occurs in
winter, when there's less food to
share. They quickly die because
they can't fend for themselves.
A good queen is recognized by
the size and pattern of her egg lay.
Eggs are laid in frames. New or


worn out queens are sometimes
spotty in production. The goodi
mature queen fills in the cells or,
holes in the frames evenly. And
every 21 days she produces a new,
brood that replenishes the popula-
tion. And all these bees take on her;
traits. If she's docile and easy to;
work with, or if she keeps busy,:
then she and her worker bees are:
considered good producers.
One honey bee colony produce&
40 to 60 pounds of honey. Florida is
ranked in the top 'five states for
total honey production, averaging
$11 million in honey sales each:
year.
Steve Cantu is a licensed bee.
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Robin Boni and Steve Cantu first smoke the hives and thencheck their frame_
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