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Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 19
3 Sections, 32 Pages


SThursday, April 19, 2007


Explosion


Damages Power Plant


By JOAN SEAMAN
01 The Herald-Advocate
Hot debris swept through the air
as a steam turbine and its generator
exploded on Saturday evening.
There were no injuries and elec-
tricity for Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. customers and
thousands of others around the state
will not be affected by the explo-
sion at the Payne Creek Generating
Station at 6687 N. CR 663. in the
northwest corner of the county
"We were fortunate the incident
happened when it did, at a time
when only four employees were on
site. Our 30 employees \work shifts.
Being Saturday night there weren't
many folks there," said Jeff Fela,
public affairs representative for
Seminole Electric Cooperative,
Inc., the parent company which
provides wholesale power to 10
cooperatives in 46 counties.
Two engines from Hardee


County Fire-Rescue and others
from Bartow and Fort Meade
responded to the explosion which
occurred about 8:30 p.m. and spent
hours containing the blaze. The
last firemen remained on the scene
until after 4 a.m. Sunday.
Investigation of the cause of the
explosion and resultant fire remains
under investigation. Damage to the
steam turbine and two related com-
bustion turbines installed in 2002 is
still being assessed. The two 156
megawatt turbines will be out for at
least 60 days. Preliminary inspec-
tion indicates the steam turbine and
generator will be out until the end
of the year.
Fortunately, Seminole had com-
pleted installation in December of
five new Pratt & Whitney units,
each with a pair of combustion tur-
bines and single generator. The
plant is located on 1,300 acres of
See EXPLOSION 2A


Cancer Relay


This Weekend


Firefighters battled the three-story fire caused by an explosion Saturday night at the Payne Creek Power Plant.





'Family Spring Fling' New Annual Event


Free Plane Rides For Children 10 Years And Up


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A new annual event to provide
families with a fun afternoon of
activities while sharing a drug-free
message is in the offing for this
weekend.
The Hardee County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and
the Hardee County Drug Preven-
tion Coalition are joining in spon-
soring a Family Spring Fling at the
Wauchula Municipal Airport on
Saturday.
Beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting
until 2 p.m., the fling will offer all
sorts of fun for kids to enjoy and
provide important information to
parents.
"The purpose of the Spring Fling
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something fun and safe with them,"
said Marjorie Bateman of the
Hardee County Drug Prevention
Coalition.
A bouncy house, guided horse
rides and a puppet show provided
by the Drug Prevention Coalition's
Lakeland Resource Center are just


some of the highlights planned for
the event.
For children 10 and up who have
parental consent, there will be free
plane rides offered by local pilots.
Members of the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office will be on hand as
will Hardee County Fire-Rescue,


which will be bringing along a spe-
cial visitor for the kids, Sparky the
Dog.
In case anyone gets hungry while
enjoying themselves at the fling,
free hot dogs, chips and drinks will
be served.
See FLING 2A


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Unit of the
i 6 '"Cr-SdOFeTSoc iety will be
holding its annual "RelaF For Life"
event this weekend.
"Relay For Life" is an enormous
event held in several communities
to raise money to fund research to
find a cure for cancer. According
to Event Chair Nancy Bandy, the
relay is a celebration which honors
cancer survivors and those who
have lost their battle with the dis-
ease. It is a community event, and
the American Cancer Society en-
courages all residents wishing to
contribute to the fight against can-
cer to attend.
The American Cancer Society
not only funds research, it also pro-
vides services to cancer patients
and educates the community about
the disease.
Hardee County's "Relay For'
Life" will take place at the Wildcat
Football Stadium. It will begin
Saturday at noon and continue for
18 consecutive hours.


Over the past several months,
different schools, churches, busi-
nesses and individuals have formed
teams and- held fundraisers to raise--
money for the American Cancer
Society. This year, there are about
24 teams which have been partici-
pating.
The teams will bring the funds
they have raised and their fighting
spirit to this weekend's 18-hour
event. Each team will have at least
one member from each team walk-
ing around the track during the
entire event. The walking symbol-
izes the continuing fight against
cancer.
Hardee County's goal this year is
$75,000.
In addition to the money raised
by the teams, food and "Relay For
Life" paraphernalia will be sold at
the event. All money will go to the
Hardee County Unit of the Ameri-
can Cancer Society
A signature event held at "Relay
For Life" is the opening ceremony.
At noon, a survivor reception will
See RELAY 2A


Graduation FINAL PERFORMANCES
Graduation


Moves To

Stadium
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
"The very last thing I want to do
is have a controversy about gradua-
tion, the very last thing," Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones said
before a packed house at the most
recent meeting of the Hardee
County School Board.
His statement came following an
impassioned plea from Cyndi
Norris, co-chair of Project Gradu-
ation, asking the School Board to
change the planned venue for the
May 19 graduation ceremony from
the new gymnasium on the Hardee
Junior High School campus to the
Wildcat Football Stadium.
The reason? Seating.
Norris began by noting Hardee
Senior High School's graduating
Class of 2007 has three valedictori-
ans and one salutatorian. It also
boasts a weighted grade-point aver-
age of 3.08, she said.
Not only are parents proud of the
upcoming graduates, but so are
extended family members and the
community as a whole, Norris said.
But holding the ceremony in the
new gym will limit available seats.
"We have raised over $37,000 for
this class, and not one of these peo-
See GRADUATION 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Chickens, sheep and goats along the street in Jerusalem are among the 150 animals and 200 cast members presenting the three-
hour drama "The Story of Jesus," which is finishing its five-weekend run at the Cattlemen's Arena. For tickets for the Friday and
Saturday portrayals of the life of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection are available at storyofjesus.com or 375-4031.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 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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^ Kelly's Column
By Jim


What Don Imus said about the fine Rutgers ladies' basketball team
over his syndicated radio show was awful.
The shock jock, 66, got fired over the remarks. He had made a good
living making strong statements over the airwaves. He may have been
influenced by some of the words and phrases in some American rap songs.
Fortunately, I do not listen to that stuff.
Now is the time for America to be more civil in its music, films, broad-
casting, etc.
Time to make America a "kinder, gentler nation" in the words of
President George Bush, father of current U.S. President George W. Bush. I
also like the first President Bush's "Thousands Points of Light" idea,
encouraging Americans to spread small acts of kindness.

The campus shootings of students at Virginia Tech on Monday morn-
ing was a horrible thing and reminds us there are some evil, deranged peo-
ple on this earth.
Life can certainly be fleeting and fragile. It should be handled with
care.
We certainly seem to live in a sometimes violent world, and some
things that happen make no sense.

It is disappointing to see gasoline prices rising the past few weeks.
Hopefully they have reached a peak and will start going down again soon.
In the meantime some Americans will drive less, buy more fuel-effi-
cient vehicles or cut back their spending in other areas.

The deadline for paying 2006 income taxes was Tuesday, unless some-
one got an extension.
It costs a lot to operate this great country we live in. It is good to have
a job and be part of America's productive economy.



GRADUATION
Continued From 1A


pie we raised money from can
come to this graduation," Norris
said. "Some of us are pretty upset."
Project Graduation is a commit-
tee formed annually by parents of
that year's senior class. Its goal is to
provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-
free graduation bash for the gradu-
ates. Norris represented them and
all of the about 100 in attendance as
she spoke before the board.
"It takes a village to raise a
child," she quoted. "Our village is
great in Hardee County, and we
want to share this with those peo-
ple."
In contention was the fact that
the new gym can accommodate
about 2,200 spectators. Graduates
were to be given eight or nine tick-
ets for the ceremony, on a first-
come first-served basis. That would
limit seating too much, Norris said.
She also complained that plans
still remained sketchy. "Details
should have been worked out. It's
45 days to graduation," she said.
"Wouldn't it be sad that my
daughter has to pick and choose
who can come?" Norris asked.
"When I wake up on Saturday, May
19, I am going to be emotional any-
way. Do I want that emotion to be
mad? Do I want that emotion to be
frustration?
"Football games are jam-
packed," she continued. "Don't you
expect graduation to be?"
As the crowd intermittently
called out or applauded in agree-
ment, Norris stated,
"There's been a big mistake here.
Why would we try to limit seating?
We would love to see the facility at
the junior high. It is beautiful. But
the numbers don't add up."
Jones asked for a five-minute
recess to confer with Deputy
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens
and HHS Principal Mike
Wilkinson.
Returning, Superintendent Jones
spoke of past graduations at the
Cattlemen's Arena, ruined by heavy
rains, and the school district's
desire to correct that by building a
facility of its own the new gym
to hold future graduations
indoors and on school grounds.


"I've been to 95 percent of the
graduations at the Cattlemen's
Arena," he said, adding, "In fact, I
have a video of the 1996 one and to
this day I have yet to hear my
daughter's valedictory address
because it rained so hard on the
metal roof.
"I've been there when we had to
slog through the mud," Jones con-
tinued. "I've been there when it
rained sideways and got the diplo-
mas wet on the table. I've been
there when just the opposite
occurred, and it was so dry the dust
was a problem."
He went on, "We had every good
intention. We wanted to build
something we can call our own and
where we can hold high-school
graduations. It was built with every
good intention," the superintendent
said of the large gym constructed as
part of the new junior high campus.
Jones noted, "Probably the most
enjoyable thing I do, no, the most
enjoyable, is handing out diplomas
to graduates." He spoke briefly of
visits to other districts. "I'm always
proud to come home. There is no
district that is any better than what
we have here in Hardee County.
"The very last thing I want to do
is have a controversy about gradua-
tion, the very last thing," he stated.
Jones then recommended the
graduation ceremony be changed
from the new gym to the football
stadium.
"Good by me!" board member
Wendell Cotton exclaimed. "I've
got an umbrella."
Jones then said, "We'll go to the
stadium and we'll make it nice, as
we always do."
Addressing the students in atten-
dance, many of them standing
along the walls, Jones said,
"Seniors, I genuinely look forward
to handing you your diploma.
You've earned it, and God bless
you."
Norris concluded, "If you're a
praying person, pray that it doesn't
rain!"
Graduation ceremonies for the
Class of 2007 will begin at 10 a.m.
on May 19.


RELAY
Continued From 1A
be held for survivors in Hardee
County. Each survivor will be pre-
sented, and then as a group they
will take the first lap around the
track. After their lap, they will be
served a dinner and provided enter-
tainment. Cancer survivors are
then welcome to join the evening's
events.
The most touching ceremony of
the event is the luminaria ceremo-
ny. At this time, everyone stops
walking and gathers to watch a
slide-show presentation. The pre-
sentation will include the names of
cancer survivors and those who
have lost their battle. The American
Cancer Society encourages the
community to not miss this event.
Each year, community members
purchase luminarias in-honor or in
memory of cancer victims. The
luminarias are purchased on a
donation basis and they line the
track during "Relay for Life". The
luminarias are lighted candles
placed in bags decorated by the
Hilltop Elementary School and
Hardee Junior High School art
classes.
This year, each team has a title of
a professional or collegiate football:
team. The theme for this year's
event is "Tackling Cancer."
Several thematic events will be
held such as races, a football throw,
flag football, a longest-punt con-
test, a field-goal kicking contest,
etc.
Hardee County has always been
a large supporter of the American
Cancer Society. In fact, Hardee
County has always reached its goal
in raising funds. Hardee County has
donated over $100,000 in a single
year, and because of this, it is part
of the Six-Figure Club. Last year,
Hardee County received two state
awards for its commitment to the
fight against cancer.
At Relay For Life, track markers
will be placed at the field to edu-
cate the community about causes of
cancer and cancer precautions.
Other events include a talent
show, a lip-sync contest, a tackling
race, a cheerleading fashion show,
a sock hop, a live auction and a tug-
of-war competition. The event will
end at 8 a.m. Sunday.
If you are, or someone you know
is, affected by cancer and would
like to participate in the Relay For
Life, contact (800) 365-2858 ext.
22 to join the database.


HHS Hosts

Parent Night

By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School stu-
dents will have a few new opportu-
nities in the next academic year.
The school will host a Parent
Night for parents of 10th-12th
graders next week to explain these
opportunities. Course registration
for 2007-08 is taking place over the
next few weeks, and guidance
counselors and administrators will
be on hand to explain the process.
Parent Night will be in the school
auditorium on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
The high school will be offering
upperclassmen more dual-enroll-
ment courses next year, and parents
are encouraged to come and learn
about the new classes as well as the\
potential Ninth-Grade Center.
The school also will be explain-
ing the new courses to students dur-
ing school on this day.
Due to new graduation require-
ments, the upcoming freshmen will
be taking a slightly different cur-
riculum than students in past years.
Therefore, the school created a sep-
arate curriculum guide for these
students.
This will be explained to the
upcoming freshmen over the next
few weeks, and a Parent Night for
the parents of these students is
being planned for Tuesday, May 1.


DIXIE MAJORS
A paragraph in last week's
issue on Dixie Majors base-
ball, reporting on the Vision
Ace Hardware Reds' 21-0 loss
on April 5 to the Florida Fuel
Mets should have said "an
Austin Stoner triple for the
Reds went for naught."

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


FLY-IN MISHAP


COURTESY PHOTO
An engine-off landing manuever failed Friday at the annual Bensen Days Fly-In at the Wauchula
Municipal Airport. Crashing on the runway was pilot Mark Sanders of Phoenix, Ariz., who was
treated at Florida Hospital Wauchula and released. He did not suffer serious injury in the mishap,
which occurred late in the afternoon as he participated in a contest to land the rotorcraft on a
marked spot after switching off the engine at 300 feet. The rotor blades lost lift somewhere
between 150 and 200 feet, Wauchula Police Chief William Beattie said, causing the aircraft to
crash into the runway and flip over.


FLING
Continued From 1A
"We really want to make the
Spring Fling into an annual event
because it is important to raise
awareness on drug abuse and
teenage pregnancy for parents,"
said Bateman.
"Normally the reason people give
for slipping into these things is,
'There was nothing else to do,' but
we are trying to provide an oppor-
tunity for kids and their families to
get together and have an alterna-
tive," she added.
The Wauchula Municipal
Airport can be found at 1202
Maurice "Sonny" Clavel Road,
which is located five miles west of
Wauchula. Head west on Main
Street, make a right on Vandolah
Road and then it is about two miles
before the airport turnoff.


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April 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Wildcats' Final


Week On Road


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of road games will finish
up the regular season for the
Hardee Wildcat nine this week.
The boys played at Lakeland on
Tuesday, Auburndale on Wednes-
day and go to Fort Meade today
(Thursday) in the season finale.
The Class 4A District 10 playoffs
are in Sebring next week. Seedings
have not been announced as yet.
Hardee played a pair of games
last week. The Tuesday game
against visiting Palmetto was
changed to Friday because of heavy
rains on Tuesday. Thursday's game
was at Bartow, which barely won
the 2-1 contest.
Friday's game against Palmetto
was a tough epilogue to the pre-
game Senior Night introductions
and a week of Spring Break. The
'Cats were the victim in the 1-
11loss.
Each of the seniors were present-
ed, along with their parents. One of
the Wildcat teams with the highest
grade point average, all of these
seniors plan further education.
Catcher Ryan Abbott, son of
Ronnie and Dana Abbott, will go to
the Law Enforcement Academy at
South Florida Community College
(SFCC) to pursue a career as a
deputy, hopefully with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office and part of
its SWAT team.
Third baseman Jacob Benavides,
son of Larry and Denise Benavides,
will continue his education at
.SFCC.
Outfielder Cody Greene, son of
Andy and Kathy Greene, will go on
to the University of South Florida
in Tampa.
Second baseman Jeremy Hollen-
beck and right fielder Mike Hollen-
beck, sons of Ben and Edna Hollen-
beck, plan to continue at SFCC.
Jeremy has plans to become a para-


medic.
Pitcher/infielder Will Krause, the
Class of 2007 salutatorian and son
of Bobby and Susan Krause, plans
to attend either Clemson Univer-
sity or the University of Florida and
continue playing baseball.
First baseman/pitcher Justin
Painter, son of Gary Painter, and
Teresa and John Hall, also plans to
play college baseball.
Shortstop and valedictorian
Weston Palmer, son of Steve and
Jennifer Palmer, will attend Prince-
ton University and play football
there.
Centerfielder Briant Shumard,
son of Ronny and Lori Shumard,
plans to attend the University of
Florida after graduation.
Pitcher Jacob Spencer, son of
Robert and Sara Spencer, plans to.
attend SFCC.

BARTOW 2, HARDEE 1
Four Wildcat pitchers combined'
their talents to rein in the Yellow
Jackets on their home field after an
8-2 loss in Wauchula in early April.
The opportunistic Bartow team
had only one chance to put runs on
the board. Joey Manning opened
the home half of the second with a
hit down the third base line.
Brandon Patterson and Kelly Green
both singled to right field to load
the bases. When a John Register hit
went to the pitcher, he tossed it
back to catch Manning coming
home. Catcher Cody Gullatt re-
layed it to first base to eliminate
Register on the double play.
Patterson and Green came home
before the final out. It was a 2-0
game.
And, it stayed that way, until the
fourth inning. Hardee had stranded
Krause in the first inning, Painter
and Gullatt in the second, and
Krause and Mike Hollenbeck in the
third.


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Ten seniors played their final game at Wildcat Stadium last week. From left are Will Krause, Weston Palmer, Briant Shumard, Ryan
Abbott, Justin Painter, Jacob Spencer, Jacob Benavides, Codv Greene. Mike Hollenbeck and Jeremy Hollenbeck.


In the top of the fourth, with two
away, designated hitter Ben Krause
singled to right field and Greene
drew a walk. A Palmer single plat-
ed Ben Krause and a Will Krause
hit left the bases loaded on a pop-
up. It was 2-1.
Neither team made much pro-
gress for the rest of the game, each
stranding runners.

PALMETTO 11, HARDEE 1
After the Spring Break and pre-
game ceremonies, the Wildcats
struggled against the 3-17 Tigers
who had victory on their minds.
For the most part, Tiger pitcher
,contained the Wildcat batters while
his teammates piled on five runs in
the third and another five in the
fourth inning. A final Tiger run


DRINKING WATER NOTICE

Monitoring requirements not met for Southern Oaks


We violated a drinking water standard. Even though this was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this
situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular
basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking
Water meets health standards: During 2006, we sampled for Radiologicals but the
laboratory failedTo run all the parameters.

*What This Means:

There is nothing you need to do at this time. The table below lists the contaminants)
we did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for [it/them] and how
many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples
should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were (or will be) taken.

Contaminant Required When all samples should have When samples
sampling been taken were or will be
frequency taken
Gross Alpha Quarterly 2006 Samples will be
Uranium taken for each
Radium 226 quarter in 2007
Radium 228
Steps We Are Taking

Samples will be taken for each quarter of 2007 and the proper parameters will be run. For
further information please contact Ray McClellan at 863 781 1738.

State Water System ID#: 625-1690 Date distributed: April 19,2007 4:19c



DRINKING WATER NOTICE

Monitoring requirements not met for Brookside Bluff


We violated a drinking water standard. Even though this was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this
situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular
basis. Results of regular monitoring, are an indicator of whether or not our drinking
water meets health standards. During 2006, we sampled for Radiologicals but the
laboratory failed to run all the parameters. Also we failed to complete all the sampling
for Xylene.

What This Means:

There is nothing you need to do at this time. The table below lists the contaminants)
we did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for [it/them] and how
many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples
should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were (or will be) taken.

Contaminant Required When all samples should have When samples
sampling been taken were or will be
frequency taken
Gross Alpha Quarterly2006 Samples will be taken
Uranium for each quarter in 2007.
Radium 226
Radium 228
Xylene


Steps We Are Taking

Samples will be taken for each quarter of 2007 and the proper parameters will be run. For
further information please contact Ray McClellan at 863 781 1738.


State Water System ID#: 625-4762 Date distributed: April 19,2007


came in the sixth inning on arferror,
stolen base, fielder's choice and hit.
Hardee stranded runners regular-
ly, managing only one run. In the
home half of the fourth, Benavides
led off with a hit up the middle. He
went to second on a Shumard hit to
left and third on a deep Jacob
Spencer hit to center field.
Benavides scored on a Gullatt hit
to right.
With the lopsided score, head
coach cleared the bench, inserting
reserves Carl Basey, Josh Spencer,
Dan Timmons, Ryan and Will
Abbott, Kaleb Saunders and
Jeremy Hollenbeck, who per-
formed well, including a double
play to limit Palmetto to one run in
the sixth inning.

Growing old is mandatory;
growing up is optional.
-Chili Davis


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended April 12, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,149 compared to
7,115 last week and 6,876 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 2.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were
steady to 2.00 higher .


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 143.00-195.00
300-400 lbs., 126.00-158.00; and
400-500 lbs., 108.00-142.50.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 117.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 110.00-132.50; and
400-500 Ibs., 95.00-120.00


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

HARDEE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
P.O. Box 1802, Wauchula, FL 33873

Issue Date: April 17, 2007

DUE DATE: 4:00 PM (EDST), May 4, 2007

I. INVITATION .....

The Hardee County Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1802, Wauchula, Florida
33873("Authority")invites Developers (entities, joint ventures or teams) to
submit qualifications relative to the performance of the following services:

To develop a senior housing project of approximately 22 units on a site
currently owned by the Authority through the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation Hurricane Special Needs Program. The selected Developer shall use
to the greatest extent possible architectural and engineering work already
developed for this site by the Authority.

II. QUALIFICATIONS

Respondents must have-within their team and demonstrate:

a. Experience in planning, financing and implementation of affordable senior
housing projects,
b. Experience in maximizing the use of various resources, including real
estate and financing vehicles,
c. Experience in the development and operation of affordable housing
developments,
d. Experience in housing developments that incorporate various sources of
funds, including FHFC funds, Affordable Housing Program funds and other public
sources typically used for affordable housing
e. Expertise in regulatory compliance issues, including experience working
with housing authorities

III. INVITATION FORMAT

A "Qualification. Submission Document" is available by email or facsimile from
the Authority's attorney, Clifford M Ables III, P.A., 202 West Main St., Suite
103, Wauchula, FL 33873; telephone (863) 773-0500; facsimile (863) 773-0505;
email: cmables@earthlink.net. Responses to this RFQ are to be made by
completing said form in its entirety. The respondent shall submit one (1)
original and four (4) copies of the completed "Qualification Submission
Document" to:

Hardee County Housing Authority
P.O. Box 1802, Wauchula, FL 3'3873
Attn: RFQ Real Estate Development Services

All qualifications will be considered as they are construed by the Authority,
reserving the right to reject any or all materials and the right to request
oral presentations of all or some of the respondents. The Authority requests
that information be succinct. After reviewing the qualifications, additional
information may be requested by the Authority.
IV. RESPONSE DUE DATE

All Qualification Submission Documents must be received by the Authority prior
to 4:00 PM (EDST) on May 4, 2007. No voluntary amendments will be accepted
after this date.

V. AUTHORITY CONTACT

The Authority contact person for this submission is its attorney, Clifford M.
Ables, III. To insure full understanding of and responsiveness to this request
any questions should be directed to Clifford M. Ables, III, in writing at
least seven (7) days prior to the Due Date at:

Clifford M. Ables, III, P.A.
202 West Main St., Suite 103, Wauchula, FL 33873
Attn: Hardee County Housing Authority RFQ Real Estate Development Services

VI. SELECTION PROCESS

The Authority will review all proposals, and shall be sole judge as to
evaluation and ranking of proposals. Based on the evaluation and ranking,
negotiations and/or interviews may be conducted with selected proposers. No
pre-proposal conference is anticipated for this RFQ. 4:19c


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KAY MILLER TARPY
Kay Miller Tarpy, 68, died
Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in
Jacksonville.
Born Aug. 8, 1938 in Wauchula,
she has lived in Jacksonville for the
past 50 years. She was a member of
Lakewood United Methodist
Church.
She is survived by her husband,
Bill Tarpy; children Jeff Miller and
wife Debbie, daughter Lori Miller-
Bennett and husband Randy, son
Clay Miller and wife Sue, and
daughter Mitzie Griffin' and hus-
band Bill; and grandchildren Ty,
Samantha, Ryan, Kerri, Jacob,
Isaac and Will.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at
Lakewood United Methodist
Church in Jacksonville with the
Rev. Bill Sherman officiating.
Interment was Sunday at 1 p.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Lakewood United
Methodist Church, 6133 San Jose
Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.
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BEN D.
KOUNS
Ben D. Kouns, 79, a resident of
Wauchula since 1969, died Mon-
day, April 16, 2007, in Wauchula.
Moving here from Miami, he
was an accountant, graduating
from Marshall University in West
Virginia and obtained his M.B.A.
at the University of Miami. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church, Wauchula Kiwanis and
Kappa Aloha at Marshall Uni-
versity..
He is survived by one son,
Todd and daughter-in-law Sherri
of Wauchula; one daughter,
Mandi Leigh Nye and son-in-law
John of Bradenton; one brother,
Richard and sister-in-law Jane of
Ashland, Ky.; and five grandchil-
dren.
Cremation will take place with
a memorial service at a later date
in Ashland.
Memorials may be made in the
name of Ben Kouns to the
National Parkinson Foundation,
Inc., 1501 N.W. 7th Ave./Bob
Hope Rd., Miami FL 33136-
1494.



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VIVIAN ANN
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Vivian Ann Pierce, 61, of
Bowling Green died Monday,
April 16, 2007.
A native of Harlan, Ky., she
had been a resident here for the
past 36 years. She was a certified
nursing assistant employed in'
Home Health Care and was a
member of the Elks Lodge.
She is survived by two sons,
George Matthew Pierce of.Wau-
chula and Timmy Joe Farmer of
Indiana; two daughters, Melissa
Farmer and Regina Lemaster,
both of Bowling Green; one
brother, Harold Blevins of
Springfield Tenn.; four sisters,
Cleo West of Springfield, Tenn.,
Molly Joiner and Diane Bilbrey
both of Wauchula and Beverly
Beavers of Bowling Green; and
six grandchildren.


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RUTH DRISKELL
Ruth Driskell, 93, of Bowling
Green, died on Monday, April 16,
2007.
Born in Dothan, Ala., she came
to Hardee county in 1959. She was
a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Bowling
Green, where she taught the
Character Builders Sunday school
class.
She was preceded in death by
husband Grady Driskell; two sons,
Ed Driskell and Mack Driskell; and
one grandson, Eddie Driskell Jr.
She is survived ky two sons,
Ronnie Driskell and wife Pat, and
Ricky Driskell; two daughters, Jan
Long, and Reggie Gordon and hus-
band Greg; two daughter-in-laws,
Dian Driskell and Denice Driskell;
14 grandchildren, Steven Driskell,
Mikey Driskell, Kara Goodwyn,
Amanda Chester, Brent Driskell,
Shannon Driskell, Ronnie Driskell,
Paige Keel, Richie Long, Nickie
Reschke, Scott Driskell, Lacey
Moore, Chris Gordon and Tim
Best; 10 great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Bernell Morris, Sue
Douglas and Kate Simpkins; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were on
Wednesday, April 18 from 6 until 8
p.m. at the Brant Funeral Chapel in
Wauchula. Services will be today
(Thursday) at the First United
Methodist Church in Bowling
Green at 10 a.m. with Pastor Steve
Polk officiating. Burial will follow
in the Bowling Green Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


VIVIAN ANN PIERCE
Vivian Ann Pierce, 61, of
Bowling Green died Monday, April
16, 2007.
A native of Harlan, Ky., she had
been a resident here for the past 36
years. She was a certified nursing
assistant employed in Home Health
Care and was a member of the Elks
Lodge.
She is survived by two sons,
George Matthew Pierce of Wau-
chula and Timmy Joe Farmer of
Indiana; two daughters, Melissa
Farmer and Regina Lemaster, both
of Bowling Green; one brother,
Harold Blevins of Springfield
Tenn.; four sisters, Cleo West of
Springfield, Tenn., Molly Joiner
and Diane Bilbrey both of
Wauchula and Beverly Beavers of
Bowling Green; and six grandchil-
dren.
Cremation will take place with
final disposition in Kentucky.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


BEN D. KOUNS
Ben D. Kouns, 79, a resident of
Wauchula since 1969, died Mon-
day, April 16, 2007, in Wauchula.
Moving here from Miami, he was
an accountant, graduating from
Marshall University in West
Virginia and obtained his M.B.A. at
the University of Miami. He was a
member of First Baptist Church,
Wauchula Kiwanis and Kappa
Aloha at Marshall University.
He is survived by one son, Todd
and daughter-in-law Sherri of
Wauchula; one daughter, Mandi
Leigh Nye and son-in-law John of
Bradenton; one brother, Richard
and sister-in-law Jane of Ashland,
Ky.; and five grandchildren.
Cremation will take place with a
memorial service at a later date in
Ashland.
Memorials may be made in the
name of Ben Kouns to the National
Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501
N.W. 7th Ave./Bob Hope Rd.,
Miami FL 33136-1494
Robarts Family Funeral Home.
Wauchula

If you want to test your mem-
ory, try to recall what you were
worrying about one year ago
today.
-E. Joseph Cossman


Safe Keeping
By Riclh :hepard
Emergency Management Director


SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
Greetings, gentle readers, to this month's installment of Safe Keeping.
Like many of you, I'm doing some "spring cleaning" and putting several
things in this month's column, from spring weather to hurricane predic-
tions.
HOW DRY I AM
This time of year, April especially, we experience exceptionally dry
conditions. It's important to remember that spring in Florida is generally the
dry season. To measure "dryness," the Division of Forestry publishes the
Keetch-Byram Drought Index. This index is ranged from 0 to 750+, with
the higher the number indicating the greater degree of dry conditions. For
comparison, a score of 0 indicates flood conditions where scores over 750
would indicate near desert-like.
Hardee County's latest score was over 600, indicating we are very dry.
Other indicators, like the U.S. Drought Monitor, reveal we are in moderate
drought conditions. The warm conditions haven't helped the overall
increase in wildfire danger, either. Here are some statistics courtesy of the
Division of Forestry:

Wildfire season in Florida is from March to June, but wildfires can
occur at any time.
Except where specifically prohibited, burning of leaves, limbs and
other yard debris is permitted in most counties throughout Florida.
People are responsible for 85 percent of Florida wildfires, either by
arson or carelessness.
While any outdoor burning should be conducted with a great degree of
caution (especially at this time) here are some important guidelines from
the Division of Forestry to follow when burning anything outdoors:
The material must be in a non-combustible container or in a pile no
greater than eight feet in diameter.
It must be 25 feet away from the home of the person conducting the
burning or any wooded area.
It must be 50 feet away from any roadway.
It must be 150 feet away from other occupied buildings.
In general, you should contact the Division of Forestry and Hardee
County Fire-Rescue before conducting any burning on your property.

SNEAK PREVIEW: HURRICANE SEASON 2007
As many of you know, the Hurricane Research Team from Colorado
State University, led by Dr. William Gray, has published its prediction for
hurricane season 2007. While no one is planning on a repeat of 2005,
Gray's team has called for an "above-average" season, with 17 named
storms, nine hurricanes, and five "intense" hurricanes.
The increase in activity is being attributed to the weak or neutral La
Nina conditions developing in the Pacific. You might remember we dis-
cussed La Nina and El Nino phenomena in last month's column, and their
affects on Atlantic hurricanes.
Regardless of predictions, the best thing you can do is prepare. Next
month's column will feature a number of preparedness activities you can do
to help continue to cultivate our "Culture of Preparedness."

BABYSITTERS NEEDED
With summer right around the corner, many young people will be look-
ing for a part-time job. One popular line of work is babysitting. Before you
hire a babysitter or you do some babysitting yourself, you should consider
enrolling the American Red Cross babysitter course.
This is a one-day class being offered on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m.


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.
Visitation was on Thursday, April
12 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Brant
Funeral Chapel. Services were on
Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at New
Hope Baptist Church in Wauchula.
Burial followed in the New Hope
Cemetery.
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 34231.
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Wauchula


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200 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
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Landfill Is Expensive


Spring Break is over. But don't tell those hard-working Hardee athletes
who spent a good portion of it competing or practicing.
Congratulations to the Hardee tracks teams who spent part of Tuesday
and returned Wednesday to North Port for the District 11 championships.
Hardee boys brought home the team and several individual championships.
The girls placed fifth overall, missing a trip to regionals as a team.
Andrea "Dre" Parkinson and Postnea "Tina" Louisjeune both are on
track for a return to the state meet this year. Parkinson took a trio of first-
place finishes and Louisjeune added two more.
Lisnell Youyoute and Jimmy Cimeus collected first-place ribbons and
points for the Hardee boys, which beat the next nearest team, Lithia
Newsome, by 21 points for the district title.
The top four in events and entire boys squad advance to the Region 3
meet at Frostproof tomorrow (Friday).

Hardee Wildcat baseball played a pair of games last week, including a
heart-breaking 2-1 loss at Bartow. This week there are three road games to
finish up the regular season before beginning district playoffs in Sebring
next week.
Seniors Ryan Abbott, Jake Benavides, Cody Greene, Jeremy
Hollenbeck, Mike Hollenbeck, Will Krause, Justin Painter, Weston Palmer,
Briant Shumard and Jacob Spencer are winding down their Hardee careers.

Varsity softball was off last week and began playoffs in Avon Park on
Tuesday evening.
The boys and girls tennis teams were also in district competition early
this week, with results unavailable at press time.
Junior High volleyball resumed this week. With matches this week and
next Monday, the seventh- and eighth-grade squads will finish up their sea-
sons.

Men's Church Softball League games were rained out last Tuesday, but
played on Thursday. Wauchula First Baptist Church continues to win close
games and is the only unbeaten squad in the league.
In other recreational sports, the Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys were idle
last week due to Spring Break. The girls Angels, Ponytails and Belles began
their seasons on Saturdays but there were no results available by press time.

There's a lot to mention in local golf. Many golfers have contributed to
the success of two recent tournaments. Next on tap is the fifth annual
YMCA Tourney on May 5 at The Bluffs Course at Gardner. For more infor-
mation, call 773-6445.
There were 110 golfers who survived the extreme cold on.Feb. 17 for
the Ms. Mac's Memorial Golf Tournament which raises funds for the frail
elderly and disabled in the county who are helped by H.O.P.E. of Hardee.
Many businesses and individuals donated prizes, sponsored holes and vol-
unteered to bring in dollars for this much-needed cause. Chip Hill, Heulan
Hill, Al Whitehead and Kale Albritton won the first flight and Willie
Anderson, David Smedley, Earl Jacobs and Manuel Castanon won the sec-
ond flight.
Another successful tournament was last weekend's Mosaic Athletic
Benefit Tournament, once known as the Cargill. In its 27th year of helping
Hardee High athletics, the tournament had over 130 participants, including
several coaches and former school golf team players. Local golfer Ben
Norris took the championship with a 149, seven strokes up on his nearest
opponent. David Swantek and Jim Belflower tied for second but Swantek
forged in front on a match of the cards and Belflower had to settle for third
place.
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Start planning now for lots of fishing and fun at the 2007 Nature Fest
at Hardee Lakes Park. which will include an early morning boat tourna-
ment on all four lakes and the kids bass and catfish bank fishing. The kids
tournament is for those ages 5 to 15, with prizes in various age categoris.
E\er) child will receive a rod and some perhaps a tackle box as long as that
supply lasts. The adult tournament will have its share of prize money and
drawings. Kids planning to fish should call 773-0766 and adults should
call 773-4450.
For those not that interested in fishing, there will be lots of family fun
things to do, be it astronomy, fossil hunting, pony rides, artifacts from
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000040
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NEWTON HAROLD SPINKS, JR.,
a/k/a NEWTON H. SPINKS, JR.,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate o
NEWTON HAROLD SPINKS, JR., a/k/a
NEWTON H. SPINKS, JR., deceased,
File Number 252007CP000040, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
SAll creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
SAll other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
TllS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is April 19, 2007.
STEVEN MARK SPINKS
co-Personal Representative
Post Office Box 1523
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2585
Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600
Florida BarNo. 0054852
Attorney for co-Personal
Representatives
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who wake.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000039
IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF
EDDIE GENE GRIFFIN
DECEASED.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Eddie Gene Griffin, deceased, whose
date of death was February 12, 2007;
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
252007CP000039, the address of
which is 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 19, 2007.
GRADY THOMAS GRIFFIN
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
STEPHEN M. SPERLING, ESQUIRE
FL Bar No. 165372
18 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 373-8007


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Many residents wonder how their
tipping fees and solid waste assess-
ment contributions are used.
Teresa Carver, Hardee County
Solid Waste and Animal Control
Director, gave an overview last
week.
"The county has to set tipping
fees and solid waste assessments to
meet the state Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
requirements for operating a public
landfill," she explained.
Presently, the county is in the
process of closing its 12-acre origi-
nal landfill site opened in the 1980s
and opening a new five-acre site.
Carver and her staff are doing
everything they can to extend the
life of the present landfill before
opening a new unit.
Residents of the unincorporated
areas of the county pay $159 yearly
on their assessment. It includes $84
annually for twice weekly pickup
of two 32-gallon cans of garbage
and a portion for disposal.
Residents can also bring in garbage
for a tipping fee of $62.50 per ton.
County residents can also get
bulk pickup on Fridays if they call
773-5089 by Thursday noon and
arrange for removal of appliances,
furniture, and similar large items.
Electronics, televisions, stereos
and computer equipment will not
be picked up and should not be
placed roadside, where they can be
broken and spill contaminants such
as mercury into the residefit's
ground water. These should be
brought to the landfill and placed in
the orange roll-up. There is a tip-
ping fee for this as the county has to
pay for these items to be properly
disposed of.
People who live in the munici-
palities pay their city utility for the
same costs. The city trucks pay a
tipping fee when they cross the
scales and that cost is passed on to
their customers.

LANDFILL COSTS
There are two types of landfill
expenses, opening and closing par-
ticular disposal areas. The county is
required to maintain a closure fund







How To Be A
Foster Parent
Interested people can learn
how to make their house a
home for a child needing a tem-
porary and possibly long-term
foster care and give them a
safe, loving place to live. An ori-
entation class is set for Tuesday
at 6 p.m. at the Hardee County
Health Department.
Classes begin May 10. Space
is limited so pre-registration is
needed. For more information
on the foster care program or
being a foster parent, call
Heartland For Children at 863-
519-8900 Ext. 285.

Diabetics Can
Learn More
Hardee County residents who
are diabetic or pre-diabetic can
take advantage of diabetes edu-
cation and wellness classes on
weekdays, evenings and week-
ends during the month of May at
the Hardee County Health
Department.
To find out more about the
Diabetes Prevention and Con-
trol program, call 773-4161-Ext,
157 or 217.

Babysitter Class
Next Saturday
Youngsters 11 or older are
invited to the American Red
Cross Baby Sitter Training
Class on Saturday, April 28 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $35
and participants will want to
bring lunch and snacks.
The class includes decision
making, accepting responsibili-
ty, selecting safe toys, providing
personal care for children, pre-
venting injuries, handling emer-
gencies and providing first aid.
To register, or for more informa-
tion, call Rhoda McCoy at 773-
9097.

WES Hosts
Book Fair
The Book Fair Beach at North


Wauchula Elementary School
will be open 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
weekdays from Wednesday,
April 18 through Tuesday, April
24.
Two special events will be
Family Photo on Friday from
7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and
Muffins for Mom on Monday
from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Both will be.:
occasions to pick out great
books for summer reading. For
more information, call 773-
2183.


and add to it each year so it can
assure DEP it is prepared for the
costs of closing a section and mon-
itoring it for the next 30 years.
Pages and pages of DEP rules

control whether a landfill will be
given an operating permit. The
rules outline the stormwater pond,
daily cover, leachate (water which
has touched garbage) disposal, lin-
ers, ditching and drainage, slope-
work and other construction open-
ing and closing expenses.
To open the new landfill unit, the
cost is about $3.1 million, includ-
ing the engineering and permitting
as well as construction. It is ready
now, awaiting final certification.
Closure of the old portion of land-
fill will be $2.5 million, plus about
$25,000 annually for gas and
groundwater monitoring for 30
years. The county has been
required to add .to its closure fund
each year, with the amount adjusted
annually by 1.2 percent for infla-
tion. The amounts are set by DEP.
The landfill must show that it is
self-sufficient, that it covers all of
its expenses from its revenue and
not from General Revenue such as
ad valorem (property) tax dollars.
Landfill revenue is $950,000 tip-
ping fees, $744,000 in special
assessments, and about $15,000
from recycling. That $1.9 revenue
has to meet open, closing and oper-
ating expenses.

DAILY OPERATION
Right now, Carver is trying not to
use the garbage disposal/separation
facility called "Dirty Murph" colo-
quially, Landfill staff is only using
it now when there is inclement
weather which prevents grading
and other work on the disposal site.
"To get the most life out of the
old section, we are going back and
doing cuts and fills where erosion
or settlement has made it uneven.
When it is even, we have to have a
full 18 inches of cover.
"We are going back and making a
3/1 slope. If we were to dump
garbage on the tipping floor, sepa-
rate and bail it, then have to break
the bales to do cuts and fills, it is
double the cost and use of equip-
ment and materials. We are doing
everything we can to conserve
costs," she said.
Daily there has to be six inches
of cover or a tarp. Instead of wast-
ing dirt, they are using tarp until the


present section is completed.
The county also has to pay for
removal of construction and demo-
lition debris, which is being hauled
to Fort Meade to avoid putting it in
the landfill and using valuable
space. It also costs the county about
$28,000 a year for proper disposal
of hazardous waste.

RECYCLING
Recycling saves valuable landfill
space needed for garbage and
brings a small amount of revenue.
Newspapers, glass, aluminum and
metal, batteries, florescent light
bulbs and used oil can be brought
in any time without charge. Some
may need to be deposited and
another trip past the scales made
because the landfill staff have to
keep track of the type and amount
of disposals. There is no market for
plastics at this time so they should
be put in with regular garbage.
The former Boy Scout newspa-
per collection trailer in Wauchula
was stolen and will not be replaced.
Residents are welcome to bring
them to the landfill and are asked to
put them in the plastic containers
by the newspaper trailer so they can
be property stacked in the trailer as
the trailer provider desires.
Also, if the trailer is full, the con-
tainers will be nearby and under the
hazardous waste recycling pole
barn to the west of the trailer.
Bottles should be separated into
two groups, clear glass and those of
color. There are bins on pallets
behind the large garbage collection
center.
Also back there are pallets on
which to place used batteries and a
tank for used oil.
Scrap metal brought in or collect-
ed by the county is also recycled.
The county picks up scrap metal on
Friday, if the person has called by
noon Thursday to arrange for it.
This could include refrigerators,
stoves, washers and dryers, toilets,
old furniture, junked lawn mowers
without gas or oil, and clean scrap
metal.
Neither the county nor its
garbage collector Hardee Disposal
Inc., will pick up tires, televi-
sionsVCRs, liquids or other haz-
ardous materials. It is the property
owner's responsibility to properly
remove them and not place them
beside the road where such an
accumulation is a violation of the


county Land Development Regu-
lations and subject to code enforce-
ment fines.-
There is a quarterly household
hazardous waste collection -day
where aerosol spray -cans, old&
petroleum products, paints, photo-
.graphic chemicals, pesticides and
herbicides, and old cell phones can
be properly and safely disposed of.
Burying tires is illegal and will,
just eventually float back up to the:
top, meanwhile contaminating a
land owner's property. Tires can be
disposed of at the landfill for $1.25
per tire or $125 per ton.

ANIMAL CONTROL
Last, but not least of the pro-
grams at the Hardee County
Landfill is the animal control shel-
ter and its staff Scott Meeks, Billy
Flatts and office assistant Trinity
Garner.
The trio is not happy about the
1,517 cats and dogs impounded last
year, nor that 1,171 or 97 percent
were euthanized.
They urge pet owners to have an
identification tag or microchip so it
will be easier to locate them and
return their cat or dog to them
before it is adopted or euthanized.
Residents should drop out to the:
Landfill office and fill out a lost-!
and-found sheet as soon as they
know their animal is missing. If it is:
located, then there will be no
charge for impounding it, if the
owner comes promptly for it. If;
there is a delay of several days, the,
boarding charge is $5 per day.
A recent program, Pet Awareness
With Sterilization (P.A.W.S.),
offers reduced cost sterilization for
pets. Applications can be picked up
at the landfill office, 685 Airport
Road, or at the website www.hard-,
ee.county.net. A resident can!
receive up to two vouchers for their'
pets with certain conditions and the;
resident can use the local vet of his;
or her choice. To schedule an,
appointment or for more informa-
tion, call 773-2320.
Garner said recently that they
prefer to place animals for adop-
tion. They keep a wanted list for a
specific breed or type of animal a
person may want to adopt. When a
pet if that type is impounded and no
one claims it within five to 10 days,;
the prospective owner is notified of
its availability and adoption proce-
dures.


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Track Loaded With District Champs

By JOAN SEAMAN Melissa Hollon and Postenea leapt 32'04". Louisjeune, also a
Of The Herald-Advocate Louisjeune suffering from recent junior, won the long jump with a
The entire Hardee boys track spider bites involving emergency distance of 16'3". She was ninth in
team, four individuals and a relay room visits." The fourth-place the 400-meter dash.
team claimed district champi- Lemon Bay team finished in There were several girls who just
onships last week. 4:24.40, just 34 hundredths of a missed a trip to regionals with fifth-
Postenea "Tina" Louisjeune, second faster. Freshmen Jalyn place finishes. Hollon ran the 800-
Andrea "Dre" Parkinson, Lisnell Smith and Briana Aguila (who had meter run in 2:31.02. Senior Lillian
Youyoute, Jimmy Cimeus and the been snowed in while visiting Deemer was fifth in the shot put
boys 4x100 relay squad combined Ontario and unable to practice), with a heave of 26'3". The 4x400
talents for nine first-place finishes both ran their fastest 400s leg of the and 4x800 relays each placed fifth.
en route to dominating the Class relay. "These girls did a commend- Smith placed sixth in the 300-meter
2A District 11 championships. able job under the circumstances," hurdles.
The track and field events began said Trew. Other girls competirig for Hardee
on Tuesday in North Port and fin- He also lauded the unselfish run- were senior Maricela Galvan,
ished up on Wednesday after ning of senior Jose Gutierrez, who junior Marvysha Morris, soph
inclement weather postponed many placed third in both the 800 and Brittany Brown, and freshmen
events. "The next stop will be 1,600 races and as a part of the Guadalupe Flores and Laura
Frostproof next Friday, April 20, 4x800 squad. So, in the 3,200"run Galvan.
for the Region 3 meet," said coach he went out fast on the first mile to Senior Lisnell Youyoute and
Don Trew. spur his junior brother Gilberto and junior Jayquan Gandy went one-
The Hardee boys joined together senior Pablo Anselmo to compete two in both the 100-meter and 200-
to get 160.5 points for top place in harder. They did. When they were meter dashes. Gandy was 34 hun-
the district rankings, even better in sight of the finish line after eight dredths of a second behind in the
than second-place Lithia Newsome laps, Gilbert forged ahead and bat- 100 and 51 hundredths behind in
at 139.5, which has an enrollment tied Lemon Bay's Daniel Phillips the 200.
of 2,200 students, just slightly less for third* place. Gilberto finished Junior Jimmy Cimeus won the
than the 2,171 cutoff for Class 4A. the two-mile race in 11:08.74 while 110 hurdles in a time of 16:30, just
In third place was Lemon Bay Daniels came in at 11:08.99. Jose ahead of classmate Olnel Virgile,
Englewood with 112.5 points, fol- Gutierrez finished seventh, just 32 hundredths behind for sec-
lowed by St. Petersburg Catholic, Anselmo ninth and junior Luis ond place.
DeSoto, Clearwater Central Catho- Reyes 13th. The 4x100 relay team won that
lic, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Parkinson's trio of first-place rib- event in a time of 42.99 seconds, a
Braden River and Riverview Spoto. bons was the best of the meet for full 1.4 seconds ahead of the near-
Newsome took the top spot in the Hardee competitors. The junior fin- est competitor.
girls rankings with 160 points, fol- ished the 100-meter hurdles in a There were several other second-
lowed by Cardinal Mooney, Lemon time of 16:90, 36 hundredths bet- place finishes. Junior Pete Solis
Bay, Clearwater and Hardee. Be- ter than a Lemon Bay girl, and the was 46 hundredths off the best time
hind them were Spoto, St. Peters- 300-meter hurdles in 48.63 sec- in the 400 meter, with Wildcat
burg Catholic, Braden River and onds, just 16, hundredths ahead of a senior Francisco Lozano in the
DeSoto. Cardinal Mooney girl. third spot.
Trew also mentioned the girls Parkinson also won the high Junior Jean Frenot placed second
4x400 meter relay team which just jump, the only girl to clear five in the 300 hurdles, with Virgile
missed a trip to regionals by plac- feet. She was also fourth in the placing fourth. Hardee boys won
ing fifth. "The girls ran their fastest triple jump, finishing at 31'04.5", the 4x100 relay, were second in the
time of the year (4.24.74) despite behind the winner, Louisjeune who 4x400 and fourth in the 4x800.
In the field events Youyoute was
second in the long jump, with
The largest fish is the whale shark. It weighs up to 15 short tons- Cimeus fifth and andy eighth
nore than twice as much as an African elephant. Soph Carlos Ramirez placed fourth
in the discus with a heave of
125'3".
DeSoto Appliance Other boys competing for Hardee
included senior Postene Louis-
jeune, juniors Marwin Simmons,
Anthony Carlton, and Jorge Lopez,
soph Juan Rodriguez, and freshmen
Nathan Tomlinson, Ezayi Youyoute
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Blaze Seitz & Miranda Drawdy

Miranda Drawdy To

Wed Blaze Seitz


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.
The prospective groom also is a
2003 graduate of Sarasota High
School. He is employed at Randy
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Plans are being finalized for an
Do v'getarians eat animal crack,


afternoon wedding on Saturday,
May 19, at Colonial Baptist Church
in Sarasota. The couple will ex-
change vows at 2 o'clock. Music
will begin at 1:30.
Following the ceremony, a wed-
ding reception will be held in the
fellowship hall at the church.
Grandparents are Shug and Pat
Shackelford of Zolfo Springs and
the late Toby Drawdy; Linda and
David English of Sarasota and the
late Charles and Hazel Conley;
Carley Seitz of Sarasota and the
late Carl Seitz; and Robert and
Melinda Ickes of Wooster- Ohio,-


-Author Unknown


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
THE DEVIL'S BEST PLAN
Satan slouched on his throne and glared at the spirits groveling before
him. The room was dark and smoky. The stench was awful. ",..
"So you've all graduated from the Tempter's School, have you? I will
test you. What do you propose as a line of attack on young Christians
today?"
One spirit advanced, bowing low. "Your infernal majesty, Iwould tell .
him that everybody sins, Divorce statistics prove that millions ignore their
wedding vows. Millions cheat on their income taxes. Millions cheat on their
exams at school. It is foolish to hope to be different."
The devil nodded. "Good, but maybe he admires a mature Christian
who cares nothing about following the crowd."
A second spirit advanced. "I will tell him that his particular sin is a
small thing, nothing like murder or adultery. Snitching a candy at the super-
market checkout is more of game than a sin. Later on, I will suggest to him
that one drink is no sin. Nothing in the Bible about cigarettes being a sin,
especially if it's only one."
Satan nodded. "But what if he visits a hospital and sees some dying
fool with his lungs rotted out from smoking? He may decide it's not worth
it."
A third spirit came forward. "I will point out to him that there are five
billion people on Earth and he is only one. What difference can it make,'
whether he sins or not?"
"Good! Good!" Satan responded, rubbing his hands together. "But not
good enough! I thought they taught you something in Tempter's School. All
this is elementary!"
At this, a fourth spirit slithered forward. "I will tell him the truth. I will
tell him that the Bible is true, every word of it. I will tell him that it is a good
thing to obey God. But I will tell him that the best time to start such a fine
new life is tomorrow!"
"Excellent!" Satan said, sitting straight up on his throne. "Go with our
infernal blessings! And good hunting!"


New Zion Baptist Church will
begin a week-long revival on Sun-
day, with Rev. David Durham, pas-
tor of the First Baptist Church of
Waverly, as evangelist. There will
be special music each evening.
Sunday's service is at 6 p.m. and
Monday through Friday next week
at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Darley and
the congregation invites everyone
to join them at the church at 202
'Sidney Roberts Road, Ona. For
more information, contact the
church office Tuesday through
Friday mornings at 735-0123.


Athens Baptist Church of
Bereah community is holding its
96th annual Homecoming on
Sunday with Rev. Jackson Cannon
as the guest preacher. There will be
a covered dish dinner following the
morning service.
Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and
the Worship Service at 11. Every-
one is welcome to come for this

special occasion at the church at
5510 W. Bereah Road, Fort Meade.
The art of leading, in operations
large or small, is the art of deal-
ing with humanity, of working
diligently on behalf of men, of
being sympathetic, with them,
but equally, of insisting that they
make a square facing toward
their own problems.
-S. L. A. Marshall


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Kaylee Harrison To

Wed Jackson Webb


Roger and Patty Harrison of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Kaylee
Harrison, to Jackson Webb, the son
of Jack and Shirley Webb of
Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2004 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently attending the
University of South Florida, and
will graduate from that institution


in May with a bachelor of science
degree in elementary education
The prospective groom is a 1997
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. He is currently employed as
a welder.
Plans are being made: for a
Saturday, June 2, wedding at the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
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Ravin McCoy Kaylie Grice

Celebrates Turned 3

1st Birthday On April 1


Ravin Elise McCoy, the daughter
of Mark and Paige McCoy of Wau-
cliula, turned 1 year old on March
20.
A party was held in her honor on
Sunday, March 18, at the home of
her grandparents, Andrea and Tim
Jennings. Theme for the occasion
was Tinkerbell.
Guests were served hamburgers
and hot dogs, and cake and ice
cream.
Joining in the celebration were
grandmother Rhoda Beth McCoy,
uncle Todd Jennings, aunt Heather
Lee, uncle Carl Lee, uncle Michael
McCoy, cousins Christopher Lee,
Lizzie Beth McCoy and Madison
McCoy, brother Caleb McCoy and
friend Heidi Noel.


Kaylie Grice, the daughter of
Pete and Tonya Grice of Bowling
Green, was the honoree at a birth-
day party on Saturday, April 7.
Kaylie turned 3 years old on
April 1.
The party was held at her grand-
mother's house in Wauchula. Theme
for the party was Doodlebops.
Guests were served hot dogs,
chips, veggies, fruit, cake and ice
cream.
Helping Kaylie celebrate were
grandparents Dorothy Moye and
Dale and Janet Beckham, great-
grandparents Betty Beckham and
Vernon and Zella Warren, aunt
Ruby Smith, aunt Angela Ackley,
uncle Alan Ackley and many
cousins and friends.


PROFESSIONAL BOXER


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry, a 24-year-old professional boxer
from Wauchula, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday
of last week at the Panda Restaurant. On left is Mark Manuel,
*who is helping hold some of the five title belts won by Cherry.
Cherry fights in the lightweight division at 135 pounds and is
ranked No. 11 in the World Boxing Council, falling from No. 6
after a loss in New York City earlier this year. Cherry's pro record
is 21-5 with 10 KOs. He has been knocked down twice. Cherry
moved to Wauchula from the Bahamas at age 11 and worked in
orange groves with his family while going to school. He gradu-
ated from Hardee High and played football and ran track. He
started boxing at age 14 with Troy Carter. Cherry works out in
Tampa for 2 1/2 hours following his day job at Royal's Furniture
in Wauchula. He is married with two children and another on the
way. He has boxed on ESPN2 several times and may fight again
in June.


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Are you sure your child's car seat
is properly installed? Or, do you
need a new one?
A free class on Monday; April 30,
will help you decide. Space is lim-
ited, so parents need to call by next
Thursday, April 26, to reserve a
place.
The class is provided by the
Florida Highway Patrol and the
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland Inc. (ELC).
Between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., par-
ents will get instruction on the
proper installation of car seats so
they won't dislodge during an acci-
dent, and children are properly in
the back seat so they won't be
injured by airbags.
Parents will also be able to pur-
chase a new safety seat for $10.
The class will be held at the ELC
office, 324 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South), Wauchula.
To register, or for more informa-
tion, call 767-1002. '


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benefit, we must earn it, and
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


FISHING AND FUN


COURTESY PHOTO
Betty Croy, of the Hardee County Economic Development Office, recently gave a report to the
Wauchula Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Courtney Nicholson, Beth Brown, Pattie Detwiler,
Croy, Kathleen Roehm and Kirsti Roehm. The Lions Club sponsors Lionettes Club at Hardee High
School. Croy said the Hardee County Commerce Park has two businesses, Organix South and
Scosta Truss Manufacturing, with groundbreaking soon for Pacer Marine Harness. She spoke
about the Heartland Workforce Board and its services to businesses. Croy also said an east-west
toll road has been proposed to cross northern Hardee County from 1-75 to 1-95 and a north-south
Heartland major road has been proposed to go through eastern Hardee County.


The American inventor Alexander Graham Bell wrote for the
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I will still be readily available to serve your
culinary needs. Please continue to contact
me at (863) 781-4398 for all your special
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Committee members Jama Abbott (left), Diana Youmans and Danny Weeks updated the Hardee
County Commission recently on the activities and events available free at the park in the north-
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to keep a sausage.
-Danish Proverb


Telling The Truth ..
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


IMUS SPEAK UP
There has been quite the media circus surrounding the Don Imus mis-
statement a couple weeks ago regarding the women of Rutgers' basketball
team. His derogatory remarks have now cost him his place on MSNBC and,
possibly, other aspects of his job.
Many people have jumped on the bandwagon screaming for his dis-
missal, including Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The news stations have
covered this story and repeated the same information about this radio jock
each day since the day of this verbal infraction because of the upheaval it
has caused in the general public.
Despite what your feelings are about Don Imus and the fate of his pub-
lic work on the radio, it is amazing how loudly the community has spoken
out about how unacceptable it is for a man making those kind of comments
to be on air. They believe that his comments are derogatory, racist, sexist
and intolerable.
The media have invited these activists to speak their minds and to
change what is allowed on the public airwaves.
All of this got me thinking about the unfortunate silence of Christians
in regard to the public airwaves.
We are bombarded with sin on television, radio and other forns of.
media. Television shows display homosexuality and flippant heterosekual-
ity activity outside of marriage. There is cursing in overkill. There is blan-
tant disregard of the Lord's name. There is murder, violence, fighting.
There is little to no moral value or ethical teaching in any of the media that
we are bombarded with these days.
How loudly have the Christians spoken up? Why haven't we stood up
and taken a stand?
If a few prominent activists can get a major media mogul fired from his
job for making racist comments, why can't many of us less prominent
Christians get a major media outlet to change its ways from showing anti-
God comments on talk shows, sitcoms and evening dramas?
Why can't a few of us get loud enough to get anything done in a posi-
tive direction so that such filth will stop being beamed into our homes and
cars through televisions and radios?
As disgusting as the comments of Don Imus might have been, the
greater sin belongs to the media outlets that persistently and purposefully
push the moral line in what they put on display.
We need to follow the commandment of Paul in the book of Ephesians:
"Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even
expose them" (5:11). We must expose the evil deeds instead of watch them
in the secret of our homes. We need to speak up about what is acceptable
and what is not. I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net



Letter To The Public

Gill On Active Duty Again


My Dear Friends,
I have received orders, to return to
active military service. My duty
will begin on May 1 at my home
station in Mississippi. The plans for
me at this time do not include
another trip to the Middle East.
Beth and I were so thankful for
your support on my last deploy-
ment. We ask for your prayers
again, and include all of those in
harm's way in the defense of our
freedom.
My wonderful colleagues at
Pioneer Medical Center will be
working extra hard to carry on the
quality health care you expect. We
appreciate your patience and under-
standing as we adapt to my
absence. Rest assured that I will
return to Pioneer and Wauchula as
soon as I complete my mission.
You will see some new faces at
Pioneer as our new partners at
Health Management Associates
assist in our mission to serve our
community with quality, timely
health care. Thank you for your
support during these trying times
for my family, our community and
this nation.
Yours in Patriotism,
John Gill
Editor's Note: The letter above is
from well-known Pioneer Medical
Center co-owner John Gill, who is
returning again to active duty in the
National Guard. The past president
of the National Association of


Rural Health Clinics, he currently
had been serving on many local
committees and organizations in
addition to his active practice.


J&R


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing, 8:35 a.m. One request is to
excavate a private lake on 36.37 acres off Roy Moore Road. Two others are
to reduce property line setbacks for a .25-acre lot off the south side of East
Main Street west of Bailey Road and-two lots in the Torrey Oaks Golf
Course subdivision. The final two are rezones of property at Florida
Institute.for Neurologic Rehabilitation for a laundry complex and adult
gymnasium for its residents and three acres of a 29.85-acre parcel under a
planned unit development.
Discussion of potential alternate route for U.S. 17 four-laning,
Doug Knight, 9:20 a.m.
Request for waiver of Open Container ordinance for Cinco de May
Celebration at Cielito Lindo on May 6, beginning at 1 p.m., 9:30 a.m.
Award bid for resurfacing and drainage for Dansby Road, 9:35 a.m.
Requests for housing and firefighter grants.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 9:00 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102,412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
for the adoption of
"Ordinance No. 2007-10
An Ordinance
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
adopted 06120102
expanding the Rural Center Future Land Use Map Designation;
providing for assurance of implementation of Policy E1.1,
Policy E1.2 and Policy E1.3 to attain Goal El, Goal E3, and
Goal L1 and to attain Objective L5 to assure Policy L1.1;
providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances;
and for an effective date
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at least two
(2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 South 9' 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 Hearing 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.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
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hitch w/2" ball, great condition,
$17,000 OBO. Must sell!! Contact 245-
1004 or 735-0186, leave a message if
no one answers. I will call you back.
4:19-26p
2004 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB,
$13,995. Call Ray Rivas at 773-4744.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


PRICE REDUCED!
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in nice quiet neighborhood. Stone fireplace,
solid wood cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Large detached garage with shop area
and loft storage. Asking only $285,000!
20 acres in Sweetwater area. Deep well.
Great area for horses or cows. $200,000.
10 acre citrus grove in Polk County. Near Lake Wales.
Lake frontage. Only $245,000!
Commercial Property.
1.28 acres. Frontage on Main Street and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Hwy 17 across from Walmart. $1,200,000.
*
BRIARWOOD LOT! Ready to build! $45,000
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres. $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset. Asking $416,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE!
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesites. Starting at $99,000.
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,600.
17 acre grove.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
65 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile. Annexed and rezoned to
single family with Developers Agreement. $20,000 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids.
All microjet. Valencias sold for $2.50/lb. $4,900,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
.


SBen Gibson
S Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
(863)781-2345
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1997 OLDS 88, 4 door, A/C,
AM/FM/CD, leather, cruise, V6, $5,600.
Evenings 375-2591 days 773-4000
Cindy. 4:19p
2007 CHEVY COBALT LT, full power,
CD. Call Ray Rivas at 773-4744. 4:19c
1996 MERCURY MYSTIQUE, 87,000
miles, A/C, $1,500 OBO. 863-370-
8328. 4:19-26p
1989 OLDS, runs good, $500. 773-
4448. 4:19p
2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, full
power, local trade. Call Ray Rivas at
773-4744. 4:19c
2005 CHEVY AVEO, red, excellent
condition, low mileage, $9,000. 735-
0818. 3:29-4:26p
All work that is worth anything
is done in faith.


FURNITURE SALE in Briarwood
Estates home. Ethan Allan dining
room, bedroom, student room and
kitchen. Call 773-6665 in evening.
4:12-19p


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
WOMAN TO WORK with developmen-
tally disabled women, part-time and
fill in. 767-0374, 8-2:30. 4:12-19p


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SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 n.m. 4:30 n.m.


Wauchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurant)


Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
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S-FAFFUV4G SERVICES INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com .
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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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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 I
www.floresrealty.net Jason Johnson
** 9W1.31 @ TiE W ***
HOT NEWS SPECIAL TO ALL HOMEBUYERS -
Owner says sell, and drops listed price $100,000. 5 acres
with 3BR/2BA home containing over 2,100 sq ft of living
area. 2 ponds on property and outside storage building.
Home constructed in 2006. $225,000 MLS 194741


Don't Miss This Buy! 3BR/2BA CB
home in Knollwood Subdivision.
Central air and heat! $225,000
MLS 193230
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
43 ACRES-Polk County on Lake
Buffum Road West. Deep well, suit-
able 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 2,600
sq. ft. under roof. Well and septic
tank will save you on utilities.
$245,000 MLS 191373
Brand New!-3BR/2BA CB home
in Bowling Green. Excellent work-
manship. Just needs someone to
enjoy this home. $158,000 MLS
189615
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


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3BR/2BA CB Home-Stove,
Refrigerator, dishwasher and many
extras. Owners have reduced! This
may be a hidden bargain at only
$149,000 MLS 190478
Worth the Money!-3BR/2BA CB
home with 8 lots in Bowling Green.
$142,000 MLS 194081
Creative Financing-Owner rush-
ed 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
Torrey Community-3BR/2BA CB
home with outside office building.
Completely fenced, beautifully
landscaped, and well maintained.
1.82 acres. $275,000 MLS 194427
2 CB Homes On Will Duke Rd-
Could be good for investors. Live in
one, rent the other. Each $125,000
MLS 193970 193974
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


We have new homes in Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs that
will soon be ready for occupancy 100% financing possible
Become a homeowner instead of a renter.
*To look at our properties go to our website at www.floresrealty.net


*In trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
I Contact After Hours
J O 0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
OUA"?O GOralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840
)aniel Lanier 863 698-2971 John Freeman (863 773-6141
%manda Mishoe 863 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863 559-9392
isa Douglas 863 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863 245-6891
loey Flores (731) 733-0078 Jason Johnson '-\863 781-3734
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dzalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
S2, & 3 Bedroom Apts. '
SRental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric. able and phone)
SRental assistance available for qualified applicants *
SHandicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 A0IM. 12:00 P.M.


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Steve Senn ^/ Kemoaels '
417 CR 665 Ona, FL ///
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel ic. # EC13001263

Famh1LYiifly o swne &operat If~ed S ine1996 (
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Equal Housing Opportunity


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Classifieds


A&R

Tree Trimming
Pressure Washing
Dependable
Licensed & Insured


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


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


Free Estimates
Bucket Truck Work
3:15-4:26p






Latex Gloves
@3il /box of 100


* 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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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9210 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 Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
I 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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-FULL-TiME-CHILDCARE worker. Call
for more info. 781-6431 767-5312.
3:22-4:19p

MAINTENANCE PERSON: Grounds
and mechanical experience needed,
must have a valid driver's license.
Apply at Crystal Lake Village, 237
Maxwell Drive. 4:19-26p
PACKING HOUSE laborers and fork
lift operators needed. Call Barbara at
773-9671. 4:19-5:1 Oc
FULL-TIME TODDLER teacher need-
ed. Please call 773-4701. 4:19-26c


THOUSAND TRAILS/NACO will be
accepting applications from 9 a.m. 2
p.m. for a multi-tasking position.
Combination of security, housekeep-
ing as well as other responsibilities
make this a fun & interesting job! This
is a seasonal part time position. A
background check will be conducted.
Must be responsible, friendly & flexi-
ble. EOE 4:19-5:3c
DRIVER WANTED Reliable, hard-
working service work or delivery man.
$1,000 signing bonus. 231 W. Main
St., Wauchula. Apply in person. 773-
4172. 4:19-26c


New% Homes Pole Barns
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser\ing Hjrdee Count\ for oter .20 \ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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Lonestar
Constr-u~ction Corp- -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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



Homes For Sale
* 1220 Stenstrom Brand new executive
home. 3BR/2B, tons of extras. Call for
price.
* 311 Carlton St. 3BR/1 B 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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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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AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING( REAl, ESTA'rE REAI, EASY."
An Independent Owned and Operated Member ol Coldwel Banker Real Este Corporaion


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CARPENTER OR LEAD CARPENTER.
Must have valid drivers license and
dependable transportation. 773-4779.
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HOUSE 1,800 SO. FT., 3 bedrooms, 2
1/2 baths, living room & dining room
combined, family room, kitchen, laun-
dry room, 2 outside buildings, large
yard, $189,000. 863-773-6434.
4:19-26p
REDUCED! $826,00 $209,000 3/2/2,
fenced yard, Knollwood, new roof &
paint. 863-832-0670.
4:19-26p
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


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 4:5tfc
HARDEE COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU INI Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 4:5tfc


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MOVING SALE! Furniture, misc.
Glaster '77 model boat, $1,000 OBO,
luggage carrier. 773-4110. 4:19p
OFFICE TRAILER 44'x10', auto air
and heat, carpet, heavy duty doors,
$2,975. 773-3388. 4:19p


SRUNLIMur


Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured


Experienced Tree Surgery
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chopper
SStump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation


Environmentally Responsible


Randy Garland


863-781-7027
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
D WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370


Richard Dasher


LAMBERT
'REALTY INC. T
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 AT A GREAT PRICE! 3B/2Bth
with 2 wood burning fireplaces, hardwood floors,
wrap around porch, high ceilings; charming house at a
charming price! $125,000
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
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
NEW PRICE 5 acres fenced and cross fenced and
4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square feet; built in 1998; large
pole barn. $160,000
Located in Arcadia this 3B/1Bth, CB home has a
screened, lanai; attached garage plus additional
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

SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
| ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ioppOvTUM ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net


Delois Johnson ^ :
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
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
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


NEW PRICE FOR THIS EXCELLENT HOIN
10.52 acres of pasture land; nice fish pond wi
located in eastern Hardee County. $157,800


IESITE!
ith dock;


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. Call for details!
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


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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


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KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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INVEST IN 2007.
Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on Maude Road.
Raise cattle, horses or build your own dream home in this
quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
OWNER MOTIVATED!
Everything you've always wanted is in this 3-bedroom, 2-
bath mobile home that comes with washer, dryer, 3-sheds
and an above ground pool with deck. 2-car garage with
screened In porch. Reduced to $57,000.
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT4N
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished i with Front & Back
Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
tile flooring. Reduced Price: $189,900
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green. $75,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
MOTIVATED OWNER $64,900
EASY ON THE POCKET! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded
lot, located In Ft. Meade, Central air and heat, Only
$85,500
GREAT INVESTMENT! This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath will be
great for a rental or starter Home. Listed price $65,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! This beautiful high and dry 5 AC is the perfect sight for your dream home.
Located on CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract. $75,000.
NOT IN MOBILE HOME PARK!!
Better than new 3 bedroom 2 bath Double Wide. $72,500.
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Office Ph: 375-3113

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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, $65,900. Call
Mark 863-899-1714. 4:5tfc


Needed for 79 bed skilled nursing facility. Must be computer lit-
erate, experience in human resources and payroll a must. High
School grad.


Apply in person
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959


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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
,: ) Complete Tree Service
-Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff Positions available in Wauchula group
homes. High School Diploma or GED and valid drivers;
license (in good standing). Local law enforcement
background completed. Experience providing services to
the developmentally disabled preferred. Apply at
114 West Carlton Wauchula, Florida. (863) 773-0434.
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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 anriinvestment.
SFor appointment call 863-375-9927
Leave name and phone number.
Serious Inquiries only!
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Joe L.Davi
INC.. REALTORS
(863) 773-2128

SREALTORS
I *JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Sandy Larrison
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Secluded 5 acres of native, wooded PRICE REDUCED! HOME-
land close to Wauchula has deeded SITES OR INVESTMENT Four
access to the beautiful Peace River. residential lots in Indian Lake
Great recreation and investment Estates. Three lots are 100x218
property! $90,000! ft., listed for $22,000 each. One is
property! 9 200x218 ft., listed for $46,000!
Golf course, community center,
Tho4 B wdSF and shops!
& pcl. E |,El, lding Ready for your new home! Three
o inched. $75, Near 5 ac tracts with paved road
also included. $475,000! Near frontage in western Hardee Co.
Manatee County! are listed for $100,000 each!
Make your offer today. Owners
Bayside home in Englewood! Located motivated!
on deep water canal. $1,075,000! 12.95 acs on Murphy Rd, west
Hardee Co. Beautiful, high & dry,
RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful, fenced with a 2" well. $14,500/ac!
Wooded 52 ac tract in SW Hardee
PRICE REDUCED! Attractive 4
Co has easy access with double road BR, 2.5 bath home with 3,152i SF
frontage. $780,000! on corner 1 ac lot in Golfview.
Gas fireplace, central vacuum,
dual A/C units, in ground pool,
utility shed. $329,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
NIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, \VAUCHULA, FL 33873
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1985 SIESTA 14x50, furnished, must
move, good condition, $10,000. 773-
4448. 4:19p
2006 24x56 3B/2B MOBILE HOME'
on 2.5 acres, 1,344 sq.ft., appliances
and some furniture included, 8x10
deck, 971 Popash road. 863-773-4366.
Must sell! 4:19-26p
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GERMAN SHORTHAIR 'pointer pup-
pies, health certificates, 8 'weeks,
$400. 781-3206. 4:19-26p


YORKIE PUPPIES AKC, health certi-
fied, gorgeous males & females. 863-
993-3204. 4:19-5:3p
LAB PUPPIES, full-blooded, health
cert., 4 black, 1 chocolate. 781-4867.
4:19-26p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
tfc-dh


RN's/LPN's/CNA's
PART-TIME OR FULL TIME
Needed for a 79 bed SNF.
If you like geriatrics come join the
Hardee Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person or by fax:
HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE CENTER
401 ORANGE PLACE, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 FAX: 863-773-0959
cl4:12,19c


GF BUILDERS INC.
NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
CONSTRUCTION METAL BUILDINGS POLE BARNS -
ADDITIONS REMODELING CONCRETE &
MASONARY

For quick quality jobs at affordable prices call
Office (863) 453-4550 Cell (863) 399-3333
Licensed & Insured Lic.RB29003410 c4:19,26p



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

Summer is on the way!
Don't let the heat get to you!
Let the professionals at My Florida Landscape Services, Inc.
help with your lawn care and landscape projects.
We can handle all your needs, large or small:
FREE ESTIMATES
Visit us at
www.myfloridalancscapes.com
and see what our customers say about our service. cl4:12-26


Resource Recovery Operator & Spotter
PAY RATE: $19,807.56(9.52) $27,304.94(13.13)
Wanted for the Hardee County Landfill. Knowledge of or
ability to learn and comprehend county, state and federal
rules and regulations pertaining to solid Hazardous Waste
identifications and disposal. Ability to perform physical
work related to the position. Must have the ability and skills
necessary to communicate effectively with the public as a
representative of the County Solid Waste Department.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Valid FL Class "A" or "B" CDL required.
Complete job description and Application Forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. c14:19c


KELLER~k


KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Mikey Colding
Realtor
013 (863) 781-1698


S* NEW LISTING * *
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture. 8" well. 2
year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank, etc. County main-
tained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4) five acre parcels, (2) ten acre
parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the pasture could be planted in grove. Call
Mikey for details.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
* 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Many extras. Call Mikey for
details.

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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.294
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


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


**********************************
j Move-In Special i
* *
J 1 Bed/1 Bath $400 mo. }
* *
low deposit

S 2Bed $450-up
S close to schools :
Sno pets
* 863-698-4910 j
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BJD EXCAVATING

Complete Site Development Demolition *
;*l Dump Truck Hauling*
Ai*f, *Underground Utilities*
*Orange Tree Clearing*
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
clll:2tfc

I Buy Houses That Need Repairs
Loan Money For Repairs or to
Buyers who don't
Bank Qualify


(863)381-9812
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SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS
Instructors are needed for classes in the following areas:
-Automotive Service (DeSoto) -Political Science
-Child Development -Sociology
-Geography -Speech
Many other opportunities for qualified adjunct instructors are anticipat-
ed. Education and experience requirements for positions vary, but gen-
eral guidelines for SFCC's program areas follow:
Associate in Arts Degree: 18 graduate hours in field and a Master's
degree.
Associate in Science Degree: Associate's degree (Bachelor's preferred) and
2 years of related experience.
Adult Education Programs: Bachelor's degree required for most courses.
Vocational Certificate: Extensive occupational experience.
Community Education: Expertise in a personal enrichment activity.
If you are qualified to become a member of our fine adjunct faculty,
please call or stop by the SFCC Human Resources Office (located on
the Avon Park campus) or any of our satellite campuses and centers.
Teaching opportunities are anticipated in Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake
Placid, Sebring and Wauchula. Application forms are available in Human
Resources, Building I (Avon Park), on SFCC's web site, or at any SFCC
satellite campus/center.
cl4:19,26c


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

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. ci2:15tfc,


IOEED A TRAILER? Cargo, dump,
equipment & utilities. 6x10 cargo,
$1,995; 6x12 dump, $4,095. Loudo,
Pilot & Gatortails. Mid-Florida Trailers.
Best prices around. Avon Park. Ask
for Charlie. 863-257-0305 or 863-453-
0770. 4:5-6:7p
Spring shows what God can do
with a drab and dirty world.





April 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B


The


Classifieds


BUILDING LOT one block from Hwy.
17, Palmetto and 7th Avenue, zoned
commercial. Zero lot line. Excellent
for offices, great parking, only
$46,900. Mid-Florida Realty, Mark
863-899-1714 or 773-0300.
4:5tfc
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


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


S600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SCIENCE LABORATORY MANAGER
Full-time position to set up and maintain all science laboratory equip-
ment following standard operating procedures. Associate's degree (or
higher) required with coursework in biological or physical sciences. A
minimum of one year laboratory experience required. (Extensive lab
experience may substitute for degree requirement.) Must have knowl-
edge of current lab protocols and procedures. Starting salary range:
$25,000-$30,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including
retirement, health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline:
5 p.m., Tuesday, 5/1/07. Visit our website for detailed position descrip-
tion.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
cl4:19.26c




25x25x9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
I Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795
30x35x9 Executive !
Vertical Roof (3:12), Soffit/Fascia,
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents, ,
4" Concrete Slab*
$20,295
- Other Sizes Available METALSYSTEMS PLUS LLC
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load ETAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LC
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length 877 -951- 2300
"Stamped" Florida Engineered Dwings
- Florida Owned & Operated .' .*Concrete & Installation by Others
Pries PlusoSlleslko & CountyFees. Photo for displv puorpoonly c14:19tfC www.metalsystemsplus.com


Topsy See "
REAL ESTATE E A
773-5994 J^

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. $40,000. $164,900.
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.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
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 Palm
Harbor Doublewide. Fireplace, vaulted ceiling and all the extras. Very open
for large family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $299,000. Contract Pending
2 1 acre tracts. Bowling Green $28,000 each. Contract Pending
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
Top S Bro r Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c14:19c


U-7

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. 4:19p


Consolidated Citrus LP, is looking for qualified candidates
to fill an administrative position at our grove locations in Parrish
and Arcadia. Responsibilities include telephone and radio-based
communication, filing and maintenance of payroll records, and
vouchering of invoices. Qualified candidates must have excellent
organizational and communication skills, as well as strong
working knowledge of Excel and other Windows-based programs.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits program.
Fax resume to: 239-275-4973
hrresume@cclpcitrus.com
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace cl4:19c


I PARKER FILL .DIRT


I)EMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal '
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil'
Bulldozer Dump Trucks
(163) 735-2415


Special
Tandam A\le Load
I 14-16 yards)
$ 100/Load
wllhhlr S mile rdlui ol Zolfo Spiilng
Fill.Top Soi11Hard Pan
Hardee Coun Arej onl)l


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If IW Shell i

GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


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


Rock


Sand


olfo Springs
cln:5tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


2 positions available for a part-time group leader -
1:30pm 6pm.
Opening available for part-time childwatch 8am 11am.
Apply in person to:
The Hardee County Family YMCA
610 W. Orange St., Wauchula
EOE/DFWP 773-6445. c14:19c





COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


-MrA 0 S ' ..


1 863.735-0278 1r~


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 cl4:19c


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
4 BR/1 B HOME, central air & heat,
$1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 863-
773-0166. 4:5-5:3p


5 ACRE OAK HAMMOCK, Zolfd
Springs, with like-new 3BR/1B mobile;
home, furnished, $150 month, $750
deposit. No smokers. References
required. 772-336-4411. For rent 2r
sale. Bring the horses! 4:19-26p
(2) 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, par-
tially furnished including appliances,.
$500-$600 includes utilities except
phones. 735-1333. 4:19-26e


ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Pay rate: $10.46 $14.42
Wanted for the Hardee County Animal Control
Department. Must have ability to learn animal collec-
tion, handling, care and disposal methods/practices.
Control animals and perform daily assignments.
Attend and satisfactorily complete required animal con-
trol courses. High School Diploma or GED is required.
Complete job description and Applications posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Applications
accepted in the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-
2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
April 27, 2007. EOE F/M/V c4:19c

BE& A IR',
Bo sys.. I*o'tb udesld!


"OUR TIRES
ARE ON SALE
k EVERYDAY!"


I -
Bo Espino
Auto Technician


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


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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







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We do it for LE$$!

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

781-1062


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10B The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 2007


UPSTAIRS APARTMENT, 2BR/1B,
$450 month. 781-1987. 4:19p
WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 4:19c
810 HOUSTON AVE., Ft. Meade,
2BR/1B apartment, $500 mo./$250
de'p. 863-245-2496. 4:19p
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh
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
FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR/ 1 B APART-
MENT, 719 Wannamaker Ave., Ft.
Meade. $750 month, electric and
cable included. Call Sheila 863-285-
7203 or 863-781-3039. 4:5tfc
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


SECURITY

OFFICER

NEEDED
Safety minded,
Fl. D Security Lic.
Required.
Customer service
skills a plus $8/hr.
Drug Free Work Place
EOE
1-800-888-2980
cl4:19c


Good Shepherd Hospice
Ii"),@ Ijcrtifdn Wt
Good Shepherd Hospice is
currently seeking the fol-
lowing:
RN, TRIAGE RUNNERS
FT: Weekends, 4p-12a & 12a-8a
Handles Polk, Hardee & Highlands
counties. Our Triage Department is
seeking a RN to be responsible for
making visits in patients' homes.
Excellent communication and inter-
personal skills with the ability to
multi-task and work in a fast paced
environment required,.-Weekend
work also required.
RN HOSPICE CASE
MANAGER
Sebring, PT Weekends
Commited Nurse with familiarity of
the Sebring area needed to visit
local hospitals and families, conduct
case management for patients, pro-
vide ongoing clinical assessment,
coordination of inpatient care and
timely discharge planning for
patients referred to hospice. RN
(BSN preferred), 5 years clinical,
recent acute care and case manage-
ment experience required (certifica-
tion preferred). This is a part-time
position, with shifts every weekend
and 1-2 days during the week.
PATIENT CARE NURSES
Mon-Fri, FT or Pool
Visit hospice patients in varied set-
tings, assess and identify
patient/family needs using a pallia-
tive and supportive process in coor-
dination with the Plan of Care.
Nurses with critical care and bilin-
gual skills encouraged to apply.
RNs HOSPICE HOUSE
Eve. & Nights, Pool
Provide care to patients with life-lim-
iting illnesses in our inpatient facility
in Forsythe.
RN, CLINICAL TEAM
LEADERS
(Sebring & Wauchula)
Oversee RNs and HHAs and visit
hospice patients in various settings;
assess/identify patient needs using
a pallative and supportive process in
coordination with the plan of care,
Full-time position requires 5 years
experience in management, home
care and/or hospice setting.
We offer our professionals con-
tinuing education/CEU's, a com-
prehensive benefits package, and
excellent work environment.
Interested candidates please call
(813) 873-7695; fax resumes to
(813) 873-7695 or apply online at
www.LPHcareers.com
EOE/DFWP
cl4:19c


TOM'S LAWN SERVICE reliable and
reasonable. 863-990-1091 or 735-
0198. 4:19-5:17p
BUSH HOG mowing, low, reasonable
rates! Call 941-730-8180. 4:19-5:17p
WE BUY JUNK cars, trucks and farm
equipment. We pay $100 per car, we
haul, more for others. Carl's Re-
cycling 767-0400. 4:19tfc
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
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE, cleaning bed,
trimming hedges and trees, handy-
man. 863-767-0439. 3:9-4:26nc
TREE, BOBCAT, CRANE and sawmill
services. 773-4478. 3:29-4:26p
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
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
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.
7:18tfcdh
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.
dh

Progress is the activity of today
and the assurance of tomorrow.

NEWFURNITURE
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
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cd4:20tfc


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Auction, Saturday, 7 p.m., Wildcat
Stadium. 4:19nc
FRI.-SAT.- 9-? NO EARLY birds. Arts,
crafts, clothing adults & kids, etc. 814
North 9th. 4:19p
SAT. 7-7 CLOTHES, sheets, toys,
shoes. 814 North 7th Ave. 4:19p
SATURDAY 8-1 1006 Briarwood Dr.,
Wauchula. 4:19p
FRIDAY: 8-1, 306 WALTON AVE.
Clothes, household items. Everything
must go! 4:19p
LOTS OF STUFF reduced, more items
added. Saturday, 8-1, 1953 Heard
Bridge Rd. 4:19p
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

Notice of Public Sale
1992 PLYMOUTH
VIN:1P4GH54RONX280462
8:00 A.M. April 30, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
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THE BIGGER DOG
It was thundering, so I went out on the front porch to see from which
direction the rain would come. The little male puppy out there went into
convulsions of rapture at the sight of me, and nothing so keenly illustrates
pure unbridled joy like the ecstatic greeting of a 4-month-old pup.
This is the puppy that Fred found wandering in the middle of the high-
way, and despite numerous lectures to the rest of us to the contrary, he
brought it home to "keep it out from under the wheels of a big truck."
As soon as the pup saw me, he began to writhe all over, his eyes light-
ed up and his tongue began bobbing in and out with every welcoming
whine.
"I'm not talking to you," I said.
I was mad at him for chasing Mooch, the little female, off the porch.
Not only did the new pup adopt us with no questions, he took over, fancy-
ing himself the Alpha Dog. On the upside, he will chase an errant pig away
from the porch on occasion, but his attitude toward Mooch really irritated
me.
At the sound of my voice, Mooch sidled out from under the porch and
was summarily run down the road by the little male.
"And that," I said, "is precisely why we're not on speaking terms." I
then I went back in the house.
At feeding time, I knew that if I didn't go and sit on the porch, Mooch
would go hungry. I fed the two dogs a good 10 feet away from each other,
and even though Mooch crept up onto the porch like a thief, the little male
flew into a rage and bounded across the porch, a growl in his throat and his
teeth showing.
"Stop that!" I shouted,,and kicked toward him. He went back to his
food, watching Mooch over his shoulder, his hackles still up.
"I don't know why you put up with that," I said to Mooch. I stroked the
back of her neck while she ate. "He's no bigger than you. This was your
house first, and if you let him get away with this, he'll always be in charge."
I sincerely doubt my little pep talk had any impact, but the next
evening at feeding time, a surprising thing happened:
After having been chased off the porch for almost two weeks, Mooch
decided that she had had enough, and the results of this decision were mag-
nificent.
Per normal, I fed them a few yards apart. The little male was wolfing
down his dinner when Mooch began her surreptitious approach to the
porch. She didn't even make it up the first two steps before the little male
was on her, and even though they're both young dogs, the attack.looked and
sounded horrible.
Mooch took off like her tail was on fire and stood at a safe distance out
by the road while the little male went from one dog dish to the other, help-
ing himself to both. I decided that this time I was going to stay out of it,
come what may, and as it turns out I couldn't have made a wiser decision.
Eventually hunger won out and Mooch returned to the porch. I noticed
something different about the way she was holding herself; her ears were
straight up at attention and her tail was poker straight out behind her. This
time when the little male charged, she not only didn't retreat, she bailed off
in the middle of him and the fur began to fly.
"Oh my," I said, as first one dog and then the other was on top. The
fight lasted a good 30 seconds and then, amazingly, the little male took off
running with Mooch hot on his heels. She chased him half the way to town,
and then came back and ate her dinner.
This time, when the little male returned, Mooch was fully in charge
and wouldn't allow him to eat at all. Nor would she allow him on the porch
or anywhere near me.
"What took you so long?" I asked Mooch, and her tail ticked back and
forth as she ate first her dinner and then the other pup's.
"Paybacks are heck, aren't they?" I asked the little male, who sat in the
yard by the truck looking hungry and mournful.
Since that last confrontation, Mooch, the new boss, has graciously
allowed the other dog back onto the porch and allows him to eat in peace.
By rights, she could wield her new power like a sword and make his life as
miserable as hers was.but apppently she has decided tobe a biggeri" dog
than that.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000205


BEFORE ME, the undersigned Renee Rivera Krukowski
notary public, personally appeared Petitioner
Willis R. Smith, Jr. who was duly and
sworn and says that he is the owner of
WR Smith Landclearing & Tree Jerry Krukowski,
Removal Service, Inc., the lienor here- Respondent.
in, whose address is: 3570 Peeples
Lane Wauchula, Florida 33873 and NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
that in accordance with a contract DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
with Desiderio Gonzalez lienor fur 'g'i
nished labor, services or material con- : Jerry Krukowskin
sisting of: 275 Otter Trail Sebring, FL 33875
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
Tractor and Front End hfis been filed against you and that
Loader Work to clear land you are required to serve a copy of
and fence rows your written defenses, if any, to it on
Renee Rivera Krukowski, whose
on the following described real prop- address is 125 W. Main St. Wauchula,
erty in Hardee County, Florida: FL 33873 on or before May 4, 2007,
and file the original with the clerk of
W/2 of E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4 this Court at 417 W. Main Street
Less W 10 Ft. for Easement Wauchula, FL 33873, before service
& 10 FT Off W Side of E/2 of on Petitioner or immediately there-
E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4 of 20-33- after. If you fail to do so, a default may
25 Parcel #20-33-25-0000- ", be entered against you for the relief
09030-0000 as recorded in demanded in the petition.
the Public Records of Copies of all court documents in
Hardee County Florida this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Owned by: Desiderio. & Maria office. You may review these docu-
Gonzalez ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
For a total value of $3500.00 of which Circuit Court's office notified of your
there remains unpaid principal of current address. (You may file Notice
$3500.00, plus finance charges in the of Current Address, * Florida
amount of $557.51, and additional Supreme Court Approved Family Law
finance charges that accrue to date of Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
payment; and furnished the first of the lawsuit will be mailed to the address'
items on April 1, 2006; and the last of on record at the clerk's office.
the items on March 16, 2007; and (if WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
the lien is claimed by one not in privi- Family Law Rules of Procedure,
ty with the Owner) that the lienor requires certain automatic disclosure
served his Notice to Owner. of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
Willis R. Smith, Jr., as President & including dismissal or striking of
Owner for WR Smith Land Clearing & pleadings.


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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TN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH
?n:-" .JUDICIALCIRCUITI ;'I
SHARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000034
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT LOWELL PRY,
'DECEASED ,/

NOTICE TO CREDITORSAND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)


The administration of the Estate of'
Rpbert 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
Represeotatives'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 decepdent and,,.
other -persons having .claims, or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent ,or
unliquldated claims, on whom a copy
of this Notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE.
OF, A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and 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 Pdrsonal Representative:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
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Dated: 4-2-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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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 MORALE
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, Waughula, 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) womking days of your receipt
of this (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711."
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000188
Martha Jane Cleto
Petitioner
and
Fransico Cleto,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Fransico Cleto
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Martha Cleto, whose address is 241
Franklin St., Bowling Green, FL 33834
on or before April 27, 2007, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 417 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your


CLAIM OF LIEN

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE


HAlT, ANU WHOSE E
LEGAL STATUS IS
KNOWN, CLAIMING
THROUGH, UNDER
AGAINST VIOLA MAYF
a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAYI
and JAMES G. CARPET
DECEASED, OR ANY OF
HEREIN NAMED OR
SCRIBED DEFENDANTS
PARTIES CLAIMING TO I
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR IN
EST IN AND TO THE PRO
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED;
rent Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
to foreclose a mortgage on th
ing property in Hardee
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 9 OR REPLAT OF R
WOOD SUBDIVISION, AS
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI
has been filed against you
are required to serve a copy
written defenses, if any, to it
GLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiff
ney, whose address is 181
Highway 19 North, Suite 300
water, Florida 33764, on or be
11,2007 or within thirty (30) d
the first publication of this I
Action, and file the original
Clerk of this Court at P.O.
1749, Wauchula, FL 33873
before service on Plaintiff's
or immediately thereafter; ot
a default will be entered aga
for the relief demanded in t
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and se
Court on this 9 day of Ap
B. Hugh
Clerk of the Circi

By: Conn
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Dated: 3-23-07
CLERK OF THE CIRCU

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Del


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, I
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-
UNITED STATES OF AMER
RURAL HOUSING SERVICE
USDA, f/k/a FARMERS HON
ADMINISTRATION
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GR
DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUST
AND CREDITORS OF VIOL
MAYFIELD a/k/a MARY VIO
MAYFIELD and JAMES G.
CARPENTER, DECEASED,
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSON:
OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND WHOSE
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOV
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, I
OR AGAINST VIOLA MAYFI
a/k/a IMARY VIOLA MAYFIEI
JAMES G. CARPENTER,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF TH
HEREIN NAMED OR DESCF
DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
AND TO THE PROPERTY HI
DESCRIBED; EDITH SPENC
WILLIAM MAYFIELD a/k/a B
MAYFIELD; and PATRICIA T
a/k/a KATHY TATE, and all
unknown parties claiming b
through, under or against th
herein named Defendants,
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creditors, trustees, spouses
other claimants; TENANT #'
TENANT #2, the parties inte
to account for the person or
persons in possession; CLE
OF COURT, HARDEE COUN
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN H
GRANTEES, DEVISEES,
ORS, TRUSTEES, AND
ITORS OF VIOLA MAY
a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAY
and JAMES G. CARPE
DECEASED, AND ALL C
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ME away every tear from their eyes.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000038
IN RE: ESTATE OF JANET M.
JANETT a/k/a JANET MARIE
JANETT, DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


y or your The administration of the estate of
on DOU- JANET M. JANETT a/k/a JANET
off's attor- MARIE JANETT, Deceased, whose
830 U.S. date of death was January 16, 2007
0, Clear- and whose Social Security Number Is
fore May 182-24-5621 is pending in the Circuit
ays after Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Notice of Probate Division, the address of
with the which is P.O. Drawer 1749 Wauchula,
Drawer Florida 33873. The name and address
, either of the personal representative and the
attorney personal representative's attorney are
herwise, set forth below.
linst you All creditors of the decedent and
he com- other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
al of the including unmatured, contingent or
ril, 2007. unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
Bradley claims with this court WITHIN THE
uit Court LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
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A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Depend on God and keep at it
(living righteously) because in
the Lord God you have a sure
thing.
Isaiah 26:5 (ME)


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HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten students will begin Monday, May 7, 2007 at Hilltop
Elementary, Wauchula Elementary, North Wauchula Elementary, Bowling Green
Elementary and Zolfo Springs Elementary.

Evening registrations will be held Tuesday, May 1st at Zolfo Springs 5:00-6:30
PM; Thursday, May 3r at North Wauchula 6:00-7:00 PM; Thursday, May 3r at
Bowling Green 5:30-6:30 PM; Monday, May 7th at Wauchila Elementary 5:30-
7:00 PM; and Monday, May 7t for Hilltop Elementary 5:00-6:30 PM.

According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first grade unless
he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program.
Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2007.

Parents are required to bring an original birth certificate, current physical
and shot record.

Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter
school in the fall.

ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE
REGISTRO DEL JARDIN DE INFANTS

El registro para los estudiantes del Jardin de Infantes empezara el Lunes, 7 de Mayo,
2007 a la Escuela Primaria de Hilltop, la Escuelb Primaria de Wauchula, la Escuela
Primaria de Nore Wauchula, la Escuela Primaria de Bowling Green yla Escuela
Primaria de Zolfo Springs.
Registros por la tarde se sostendran el Martes 1 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Zolfo
Springs desde las 5:00-6:30 PM; el Jueves 3 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Norte
Wauchula desde las 6:00-7:00 PM; el Jueves 3 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Bowling Green desde las 5:30-6:30 PM; el Lunes 7 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Wauchula desde las 5:30-7:00 PM; el Lunes 7 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Hilltop
desde las 5:00-6:30 PM.
Segun Ley de Florida, ningun estudiante se permitira entrar en primer grado a memos
que el/ella ha completado un program public o privado aceptado del jardin de
Infants. Los estudiantes del jardin de infants deben tener cinco anos adelante o antes
del 1 de Septiembre, 2007.
Los padres se exigen que tralgan un certlficado del nancimlento original, un fisico
actual y el registro de Inmunlzaclones.
Estudiantes que no han reunido los requisitos anteriores no se permitiran entrar en
escuela por el otono. 4:19-26c


TELL US YOUR MEMORIES
Webster defines "pioneer" as "one who goes before, preparing the way
for others, as an early settler." Dan James Cowart Jr. was from a true pio-
neer family in Hardee County. His father, Dan James St., was born in
Hardee County in 1894. His grandfather, William Langford, was born at
Lake Butler in 1869, later settling in Hardee County.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, I had the privilege of meeting James for the first
time. Wendell Cotton accompanied him to the museum that morning, and I
was most impressed with his friendly and outgoing nature. He was a tall
and thin man dressed in typical "cowboy" attire. He was the kind of person
that you immediately wanted to count as "your friend" as soon as he
extended his hand to shake.
While Wendell walked through the museum, I spent a few minutes lis-
tening to some of James' Hardee County stories. I immediately became
mesmerized by this tall lanky cowboy and his tales of "yesteryear," but I
soon realized that I was monopolizing his time and he had not even ven-
tured into the display areas of the museum.
The Oral History Project was already on my mind, and James was a
prime example of those of us who have memories of Hardee County.
Wendell and I asked James if he would be willing to come back to the
museum at a later date and repeat some of those memories while being
recorded, and he quickly agreed.
Three days later, on Sunday, Feb. 25, Dan James Cowart Jr. died of a
heart attack at his home.
He was born in 1922 in Hardee County, graduated from Hardee High
School, served in the Army during World War II and was a Hardee County
commissioner, rancher, active in 4-H and FFA.
James' only son, Jimmy Cowart, graduated a year ahead of me in.high
school and died when he was only 35 years old. James' wife, Janie, is in a
nursing home. And James died before his memories could be preserved in
the museum's Oral History Project. Before long, his stories will only be in
the memories of those fortunate to have listened to him over the years.
And before long, even those will be a part of Hardee County's past.

The latest acquisition to Cracker Trail Museum was donated by
Wendell and Areca Cotton. It consists of many items that belonged to James
Cowart. There's the impressive mounting of cattle horns that were from the
Andalusia offspring of the first cattle from the Spaniards that James raised,
an enamel pan .that many of us remember our grandmothers using to bathe
us in or in which she washed her dishes, a canteen marked 1918, a shoe
stretcher (Sam Wiener used them quite frequently at Wiener's Department
Store), old pictures of Sweetwater including a Sweetwater School picture,
a school bell that his mother (Miss Anna) used when she taught school, the
official sepia toned World War II Army photograph of James and an Army
photograph of son, Jimmy Cowart.
Won't you take the time to visit Cracker Trail Museum and view these
Cowart Family treasures? And take a trip back in time when Hardee County
had a Sweetwater, Limestone and Popash School and its citizens came to
town on Friday and Saturday nights to shop for groceries, buy their cloth-
ing, get their haircuts and visit along Main Street.
Cracker Trail Museum is proud to preserve and display Hardee
County's historical objects.
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Outta' The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


FLORIDA'S MOTTLED DUCK SPECIES ON THE BRINK
Well, I hope all you turkey hunters in the South Hunting Zone took a
nice bird or two this year, as your season's coming to a close. For those of
us in the rest of the state, we still have until April 22 to bag us a good long-
beard. But after spring gobbler season there's really not much hunting to
talk about, so I'd like to tell you about another bird one that really needs
our help the Florida mottled duck.
For Easter, many parents buy mallard ducklings for their children.
We've done that for generations, but consequences have caught up with us.
These ducks can live 10 years. They might make nice pets while
they're still small enough to fit in your hand, but when they become full-
grown and the novelty wears off, people often grow tired of caring for them
and decide to turn them loose. Most don't realize that is against the law, and
these mallards pose a serious threat to Florida's native wildlife.
Besides making it illegal to release mallards, Florida law also requires
anyone possessing, buying or selling mallards to have a permit from the
Florida Wildlife Commission, and the birds must be kept in a cage as long
as they live.
One reason for this rule is that domesticated ducks can transmit dis-
eases and compete with native wildlife for food and habitat. It's actually







WEATHER SUMMARY
Temperatures dipped to freezing in some northern Peninsula and
Panhandle localities early in the week of April 9 15. The cold temperatures
caused frosts in the affected areas. Welcomed rains also fell in several areas
during the week. However, lighter amounts over most of the northern and
some southern Peninsula localities and over the Big Bend area kept the dan-
ger of wild fire high. Water management districts cut back the water used
for agriculture in some of the driest areas. Rainfall amounts totaled from
less than a tenth inch in Alachua to nearly seven inches in Miami. Most
areas recorded from about one to over two inches. Balm reported nearly
four inches for the week. Strong winds at the end of the week dried topsoil
and battered crops, Statewide.

FIELD CROPS
Cool temperatures slowed crop development over the Panhandle and
northern Peninsula. Frosty temperatures nipped the edges of some early
plantings with no significant damage reported. Most early plantings were
too short to be affected by the strong winds crossing the State at the end of
the week. Soil moisture supplies in the Panhandle were rated mostly very
short to short. In the Big Bend area, soil moisture was rated very short; in
the central Peninsula area, short to adequate; and in the southern Peninsula,
very short to short. Surplus soil moisture was reported for some spots of
Miami-Dade County; however, this represented less than one percent of the
ratings. All areas, except the Big Bend, reported some spots with adequate
soil moisture.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 40 70 52 46 67 45
Short 45 26 22 42 27 45
Adequate 15 4 26 12 6 10
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0
VEGETABLES
In the Suwannee Valley area, organic cherry tomatoes suffered up to an
80% burn in low lying areas due to the frost early in the week; however,
plants are expected to recover. The remaining organic vegetables in the area
suffered less than 1% burn; non organic vegetables sustained 10% or less
burn with'all expected to recover. Vegetables in the Quincy area suffered no
significant damage from the cold temperatures. Strong winds at the end of
the week damaged leaves of taller crops with wind-borne sand bruising
Some fruit. The continued dry conditions over most of the central and south-
ern Peninsula caused blossom end rot in susceptible crops and salt intrusion
into some fields. Blueberry producers expect high losses from Cedar Wax
"Wings in Hernando County. Planting is finished in the Quincy area. Potato
digging got underway in the Palatka area. Okra cutting started around
Homestead with very light amounts available. Growers in the Plant City
area kept several strawberry fields open to U-Pic. Around Immokalee,
watermelon picking continued to slowly increase with very light amounts
available. Other non citrus fruits and vegetables available included snap
',beans, blueberries, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant,
endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, squash, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, the condition of the pasture is very
poor to good with most in fair condition. There was some frost on Easter
weekend, but the poor condition is due to short soil moisture conditions.
.Pastures have greened up from recent rains but real growth will take more
'time and more moisture. In the central and southwest areas, pasture condi-
tion is very poor to fair with most in fair condition. Statewide, cattle condi-
tion ranges from very poor to excellent with most cattle in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last ,
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 3 5 10 15
Poor 15 25 30 45
Fair 60 55 55 35
Good 20 15 5 5
Excellent 2 0 0 0
CITRUS .
Two storm fronts pushed across the State during the week, dumping
much needed rain and bringing cooler temperatures to citrus. producing
areas. Central and eastern areas received two to three inches of rainfall for
the week. The west coast had the most rainfall at over three and a half inch-
es. High winds on Sunday, with gust up to 60 mph on the west coast and 55
mph in the central citrus producing area, spawned isolated, tornado activity
but did not cause any widespread, severe damage to citrus groves. Average
temperatures were at or below normal levels in all areas with morning tem-
peratures in the 50s to 60s on several days. The bloom period is coming to
an end with groves at about three quarters petal drop. Valencia harvest has
been running over four million boxes a week with maturity levels hovering
around acceptable levels. Grapefruit utilization has been mostly to process-
ing as harvest for export of fresh fruit declines seasonally. Honey tangerine
is slowing down with a large majority of the crop already harvested, pri-
marily for the fresh market. Caretakers are hedging, topping, and beginning
to apply post bloom nutritional sprays. In addition to the normal mainte-
nance programs, growers are scouting for greening and removing diseased
trees.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Apr01 I Apr08 I Apr15
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes


Navel oranges 3 3 2
Early and Mid oranges 71 6 8
Valencia 4,514 4,610 4,862
Grapefruit 1,314 1,026 999
Honey Tangerines 95 93 98
Temples 6 4 1

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illegal to release any animal into the wild if it poses a disease hazard. But
the most important reason is releasing domesticated mallards into the wild
threatens the existence of the Florida mottled duck.
The Florida mottled duck, also called the Florida duck, is a unique sub-
species found only in peninsular Florida. It keeps to a small home range in
inland and coastal wetland ecosystems.
To hunters, the mottled duck is a highly prized game bird found in
many ponds, lakes, rivers, marshes and canals in Central and South Florida.
They are large ducks, brownish in color, with both sexes being darker than
a mallard but slightly lighter than a black duck.
This species is one of only a few nonmigratory ducks in North
America. The mottled duck spends its entire life within Florida.
In the spring, wild mallards fly North to breed and are not present when
the mottled duck mating season begins. On the other hand, store-bought
mallards don't migrate and instead become established, year-round resi-
dents of Florida. These domesticated mallards crossbreed with mottled
ducks and produce hybrid offspring. The offspring are fertile, which further
compounds the problem.
Each year, there are fewer purebred mottled ducks left, and the trend is
driving the Florida mottled duck toward extinction.
Communities around the globe have seen similar problems. In New
Zealand, domesticated mallards, released to provide hunting stock, have
devastated the local gray duck populations. Now, 95 percent of the gray
ducks in New Zealand are crossbreeds.
The Hawaiian duck is another example. This endangered bird has been
all but completely hybridized and may be genetically intact only on the
island of Kauai.
Meller's duck in Madagascar is yet another example.
The fate of the Florida mottled duck could be similar, as its population
is relatively small, estimated at only 30,000-40,000 breeding birds. FWC
biologists say between seven and 12 percent of the state's mottled ducks are
showing genetic evidence of hybridization.
Floridians purchase more than 12,000 mallards a year, and many of
them make their way into nearby waters. Given these alarming figures, plus


the fact the population of mottled ducks is small, it wouldn't take long for
the Florida mottled duck to disappear.
The solution starts with you.
Don't feed or shelter domesticated mallards, help spread the word and
consider requesting permits to remove any that may live on your property.
For more information on protecting Florida's mottled duck or to obtain
permits for removing domesticated mallards, contact one of the FWC's
waterfowl offices at (850) 488-5878 or (321) 726-2862, or visit the mottled
duck Web site at MyFWC.com/duck/mottled.
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony.Young @FWC.com.



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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All-day rain last Tuesday
allowed only Thursday night games
in the 2007 Men's Church Leagpe
last week.
Eight of the nine teams played,
with all of them pretty close
encounters. Only St. Michael's
Catholic Church didn't get into
action last week. Wauchula First
Baptist tightened its hold on the
league lead with a squeaker 13-11
win over First Christian.
St.Alfonso's Chapel and New
Vision Worship Center are tied for
second place with 3-2 records, and
First Christian and Northside
Baptist are tied with St. Michael's
with 2-2 records. Behind them are
Holy Child Catholic, Bowling
Green Baptist and Celebration
Hardee Church.


All four games last week were
hotly contested. In the Field 3
opener, New Vision downed St.
Alfonso's 13-9.
Eric Russell, Eric Harrison and
Joey Brantley each smacked triples
for New Vision. Ricky Wiggins
chipped in with a pair of doubles.
Harrison and Wiggins were the
only three-score batters. Russell
and Brantley circled the bases
twice each.
A triple by Marty Gainous and
doubles by Raul Garcia and Travis
McClenithan were the only long-
ball hits for St. Alfonso's. Dale
Roberts crossed home plate three
times and Garcia and Jake Ehling
came around to score twice apiece.
First Baptist and First Christian
battled in the Field 3 nightcap, with
the Baptists prevailing 13-11.


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


Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance (let your
lives prove your change of heart)
Matthew 3:8 (Amp)
When we truly repent change our mind and direction people will
be able to see good fruit in our lives.
John the Baptist saw the hearts of the Pharisees and Sudducees when
they came for baptism and called them vipers. They presumed because they
were descendants of Abraham they could just get baptized and they would
escape the wrath of God.
God told them He could raise up descendants for Abraham from the
stones, if He needed to.
David is an example for us of one having a repentant heart. He did a
lot of wrong things in his life, but God saw his repentant heart and loved
him greatly.
Sometimes we think getting baptized or doing some good deed will get
us favor with God, but He knows our hearts better than we do and having a
right heart is what counts.
A Golden Nugget would be to let God search our hearts to see what is
there s6owe can get rid of the bad stuff, and then our fruit can be consistent
with repentance.



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First Baptist started with a nine-
run first inning outburst which saw
Gerry Lindsey and Mark McGee
scoring twice each. McGee
smashed a grand-slam homer, pair
of triples and single for a half
dozen. RBIs. Josh McKibben
scored three of the four times he
got on base and Lindsey, McGee
and Todd Rogers added twin tallies.
James Blum also nearly hit for
the cycle for First Christian with a
homer, triple and an error putting
him on base three times. Alan
Tubbs tripled and doubled twice
and Joseph Johnston doubled and
tripled. Leadoff batter Keith
Nadasky scored three times and
Tubbs and Blum twice apiece.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, the 6:45
game was a 20-18 win for Holy
Child over Celebration.
Sam Rivera III hit for the cycle
with a homer, triple, double and
single and three RBIs for Holy
Child. Johnny Gaitan and Samuel
Rivera Jr. each also tripled and Jose
Gomez, Alex Solis and Jose
Saldivar each doubled. Rivera III
and Ram Briones were the only
three-score batters.
Clint Hendry homered tripled
and singled for Celebration. Dan
Christenson circled the bases four
times ;and Hendry and Tony Lopez
added three scores apiece. Juan
Camirillo, Andrew Cisneros and
Charlie Flesher each chipped in
with a pair of runs.
The 8:15 game on Field 4 was
another thriller, with Bowling
Green Baptist nipping Northside
Baptist 14-13.
Lewis Maratin and pickup player
Eric both homered for Bowling
Green and W.T. Redding con-
tributed a triple. Hank Butler and
Michael Adams each doubled.
Leadoff batter Bryan Smith
touched home three times, and
Redding, Martin and Eric put a pair
of runs each on the board.
Ches Graham countered with a
homer for Northside. Mike Carte
chipped in with a triple and double
and Reid Benton and Robbie
Meade each also tripled. Mike
Choate, Graham and Travis
Wiggins were twin-tally batters.


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Contest in Gainesville on March 31 and took 15th out of 30 other teams. Members of the team
include senior Blake Stagg, sophomore Shelby Albritton and freshman Kaylyn Stevenson and
Bayleigh Pierstorff. The competition included taking a written test and judging beef cattle and
swine in front of a judge. The team placed fifth out of 124 teams at the sub-district competition
in Tampa during the Florida State Fair, which reserved them a spot at their recent competition.




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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


hintedd as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 pm.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.:...........:... 100 a.in.
Youth Fellowship......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
'Wed. Bible Study......................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7.00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................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. tRobarl,-,,chapel'~,..
773-0427' "* *
Celebranon Scr' lce "1 0a mt"
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ......................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIECREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Wdrship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.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.
S. 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 ..................: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....1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ,
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .............. .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study.............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
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 ....................9:45 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) ...............:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service...................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service..................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal.
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service.....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

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


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LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCII
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m .
M morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Church Training........................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................: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 ..................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"1 & 4" Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
*** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road.
773-2946
Suntll'aM6ming Worship : 10:30 a.mn'
Evening Worship . ..... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship. ...... . .. .7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ...... . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
SEvening .............. . 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.
SChildren'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.. .
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 2 ........... 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 ........... ... 719 p.rp.

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 pdm.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
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SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER

Nhichael A. Guido
xNIer;Gect: i -


Yesterday a sparrow hit the
glass wall of our studio and fell to
the ground.
Immediately I thought of the
words of our Lord: "Notone sparrow
can fall to the ground without your
Father knowing it."
It's natural to associate death
with the word fall. But it also refers
to our daily doings.
Our heavenly Father marks the
sparrow every time it lights upon
the ground anTd hops around for
food. And you're more valuable to
Him than many sparrows.
God loves you. His love wants
what's best foryou. His:power can
produce what's best for you. So
trust Him, won't you?


The People Next Door


I


Today the pace of life is hectic. Many of us hardly know our
neighbors and seldom feel we have the time to visit Our lives seem to
be confined to the perimeters of our home and the workplace, only
Interrupted by school activities and trips to the store. Where are the
days of visiting with the people next door...sitting on the porch and
talking about what's going on...talking about things that matter to us?
If you don't know your neighbor, take the time to pay a short visit
You might find you have a lot in common. Over time a new friendship
can grow. How great It could be to have someone nearby who knows
and supports you.
Matthew 19:19 tells us "love your neighbor as yourself." Get toknow .
your neighbors and Invite them to your house of worship. Share the love
of God with the people next door.


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April 19, 2007, The Herild-Advocate 3C


Cops For Christ
By Sgt. Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Associate Chaplain


GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS
I have not done very well in keeping up with my articles, mainly
because I have been struggling with some personal issues in my family.
They have distracted me and exhausted me. You know how thinking
about things, talking about them and trying to figure out the best solutions-
to them is so mentally draining. Weird how that affects you physically.
One of the main issues has been with my oldest daughter. The details
are irrelevant. I had been trying to reach her; to get through to her that the
path she was on was one that would lead to destruction.
As parents we are so scared of our children taking the wrong path. As
small children we can control it, but when they get to their teenage years it
becomes harder as they start making their own decisions. I prayed and
prayed and prayed and prayed again for the Spirit of the Lord to reach her
and speak to her.
This weekend just me and her went fishing to spend some time alone,
and so I could talk to her about how important it is to keep God in her life.
Even though we all fail in our walk now and then, it does not mean we have
been beaten.
Well, last night my prayers were answered. She left a letter on my chair
and the first page said, "Please read, Dad, I really think you will like it."
She wrote the following, word for word:
"I get up each day and I look around me and all I see is greediness.
The world today is so focused on money and making a name for yourself
that we forget the real reason we are here.
"What is the real reason we are here? It's not to make money and live
in our glory. It's to serve God. He put us all here for a purpose. Each and
every one of us has the ability to make a difference in this world. You just
have to find that purpose.
"I feel that God Himself put us here to serve Him and spread His Word.
I could almost guarantee you if we all were to die this very moment and go
stand before God, one out of every two of us would not make it inside those
pearly white gates.
"What we do on Earth depends on whether we go to Heaven or Hell
when we die. I don't know about you but I want to go to Heaven, but if we
keep living life the way we do, we'll nevei make it.
If we wanna fulfill that purpose God had intended for us, then I ask you
every night and every morning to sit down either by yourself or with your
family and pray. Thank God for the life He has given us, confess your sins
and ask for forgiveness. He will forgive. It says in the Bible ask and you
shall receive.
"I think you should read one chapter a day from the Bible. I'm trying
and I would like you to join me. I found that this is much easier said than
done, so grab a friend and help one another.
"Find that purpose and live for it. Let's show God that we can be the
people He intended us to be. For a while let's forget about the money or our
reputations. If we live by the Word of God, He promises to keep us well. So
let's trust in Him. He dedicated His life to us, so let's return the favor to
Him.
"I hope you will find what I wrote inspiring and motivating. But I
would never have made it this far without my dad. He showed me what a
true Christian lives for. I really do hope you will join me on my journey to
a better person Samantha Schnable."
Praise God! Only through the grace of God did I get through to my
daughter. I give all glory and praise to Him; I certainly could not have done
this. Only God can change someone's heart.
Please help me and pray for me and my family. Pray for me to be a bet-
ter husband and father. Pray for God to live within me to do His works.
God bless all of you, and I hope this shows all of you that prayer
changes everything. Nothing is impossible with God.
Sgt. Barry L. Schnable of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office can be reached
via e-mail to: flachaplain @yahoo.conm.

Badlands are regions that have been worn into steep hills and
deep gulliesby the action of wind, rain and floods. Badlands are com-
mon in semidesert regions of the western U.S.


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests;
COUNTY
April 15, Jawain Dante Robinson, 18, of 1550 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, and Doris Denson, 51 and Darius Westley Hudson, 27,
both of 1560 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Dep.
Todd. Souther and each charged with disorderly conduct. Denson was also
charged with resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. Hudson was
also charged with resisting an officer with violence and battery on an offi-
cer.
April 15, a robbery on East Main Street was reported.

April 14, Charlie Taylor Jr., 61, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce and charged with disorderly intoxication.
April 14, a residential burglary on Beeson Road ind a theft on Will
Duke Road were reported.

April 13, Minerva Limon Mendez, 38, of 71091 Mine Road, Bartow,
was arrested by Det. Matt Tinsley on a charge of failure to appear in court.
April 13, Kevin Anderson, 33, of 726 Seratoga Ave., Lakeland, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with two counts of non-support.
April 13, Guadalupe Munge, 29, of 1604 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of battery.
April 13, a business burglary on CR 664, a fight on Old Bradenton
Road, criminal mischief on Hanusch Road and thefts on Watkins Road,
Himrod Road and Peterson Street were reported.

April 12, Marcos Rojas, 25, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with trespassing, resisting an
officer without violence and disorderly intoxication.
April 12, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 South and on U.S. 17
North were reported.

April 11, Esguardo Cruz Trinidad, 27, of 1865 U.S. 17 North, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with petit theft.
April 11, residential burglaries on Merle Langford Road and Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue, burglary of a conveyance on West Main Street, a
fight on Webb Road, and thefts on SR 66,Blue Heron Lane and U.S. 17
North were reported.

April 10, Jessica Leigh Hays, 21, of 1565 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with simple assault,
threat to do violence.
April 10, Alfonso Olmos Valerio, 41, of 1245 Conroy Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of failure to appear in court.
April 10, a vehicle stolen on Bluebird Lane and thefts on Valdez Lane
and U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 9, a business burglary on Third Street East, Zolfo Springs, crim-
inal mischief on Gebhart Road, and fights on SR. 62 and on Griffin Road
were reported.
WAUCHULA
April 15, criminal mischief on Ohio Avenue was reported.

April 14, Ofelio Palmeros Ruiz, 43, of 7015 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Louie Carpenter and charged with violation of a coun-
ty ordinance.
April 14, a fight on East Main Street was reported.

April 13, Adiel Jimenez Flores, 25, of 927 Walnut St., Avon Park, wvas
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and driving while
license suspended.
April 13, Juan Carmona Velasco, 27, of 201 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Louie Carpenter and charged with battery.
April 13, a theft on West Palmetto Street and a fight on West Main
Street were reported.
April 12,-criminal mischief on Georgia Street was reported.


April 9, criminal mischief on East Townsend Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

April 14, Nelson Castillo, 32, of 34 Hutchens Road, Fort Meade, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with resisting arrest without vio-
lence and two traffic violation. At the jail, Sgt. L.A. Hart detained him on a
charge of failure to appear in court.

April 12, a vehicle was reported stolen from Cliett Avenue.

April 11, a theft on West Main Street was reported.

April 10, Danielle Thomas, 30, of 125 Carlton St.,.Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with DUI. At the jail, Dep. Nathan
Woody also charged her with battery.

April 9, a vehicle was reported stolen on Orange Street.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 15, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

April 13, a business burglary on Schoolhouse Road was reported.

April 10, a vehicle stolen on Bluebird Lane and a theft on Hickory
Court were reported.

April 9, a business burglary on Third Street East and residential bur-
glary on Wilbur C. King Boulevard were reported.




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4C The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 2007


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


ALL THE STORES CLOSED


ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS


By ALLISON SIMPSON
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your name?
A: Ruby Nell Powell.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Savannah, Tenn.
Q: What date were you born?
A: Aug. 26, 1937.
Q: How long have you lived in Hardee
County?
A: Fifty-seven years.
Q: What are your parents' names?
A: My mother's name is Eva Franks and
my father's name is Tony Franks.
Q: How many brothers and sisters do
you have, and what are their names?
A: I have four sisters and two brothers. I
am the oldest and then it goes Minnie
Jones, Dennis Franks, Joan Gutierrez,
Tommy Franks, Gail Smith and last, but not
least, Lavonda Rogers.
Q: What are your most special memo-
ries from the past?
A: Christmas, because mother made it
special every year, and church activities.
Also, growing up in Hardee County and
attending the schools from sixth grade into
high school.
Q: What schools did you go to?
A: Wauchula Elementary School for sixth
grade, Zolfo Elementary School for seventh
and eighth grade and Hardee High School.
Q: What were you interested in while
you were in school?
A: Boys, English, history, literature and


visiting with trends.
Q: What do you like to do today that
you did in the past?
A: I like to cook, go to church, family
get-togethers, Christmas and talking with
my sisters.
Q: What is the most terrible thing that
has happened in your life?
A: When I was 26 years old, my husband.
died and left me with three small children
to raise. Also, when my mama died at age
49.
Q: If you could change one thing in
your life, what would it be?
A: I would have gotten a master's degree.
Q: If you could go back in your life,
what would you like to re-live?
A: My childhood, so I could spend more
time with my grandmother, who loved me
dearly.
Q: How was the transportation back in
the past?
A: There were a lot of Model-T cars but
we mostly rode in Daddy's truck. On
Saturday, he would pick every one up that
was going to town, and we would all ride in
the back of the truck. We also rode the bus
a lot more than we do today.
We also walked a lot and the children had
to walk to school. We had to walk 1-2 miles
just to get to school.
Q: What do you think of the young
people today?
A: I wish young people were like they
were when I was growing up. We had more


respect for elders, dressed very neatly and
had very good manners. We also did not
have any body piercings or tattoos. I wish
young people would not have so many tat-
toos and piercings, but there are still a lot of
good young people out there today.
Q: How old were you when you got
married?
A: I was 19 years old when I married
Marion Lavon (M.L.) Simpson.
Q: How many children do you have?
A: I have three children. The oldest is
Yvonne Hensley, then it was my son, Keith
Simpson, and then came my youngest,
Karen Albritton.
Q: Were you an obedient child?
A: Yes, you had to back then or you
would be severely punished. You had to be
obedient back then.
Q: When you were a child, what did
you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be a teacher, and
that is what I did for 32 1/2 years. I taught
at Zolfo Springs Elementary School for 31
1/2 years and Wauchula Elementary for one
year.
Q: What was Wauchula like in the
past?
A: On Wednesday afternoons, all the
stores would close early' Almost everything
was on Main Street. There were three cloth-
ing stores and no malls. There were only
two main things that were not on Main
Street, and there were car lots and gas sta-
tions.

( Lookin' Back

We always went to drugstores for drinks
and hot roasted peanuts. You could always
get vanilla or cherry Coke for only a nickel.
Beeson's was famous for their pie and they
always had a lunch counter, too. Another


store on Main Street was the dime store, or
at least that is what me and my friends
called it.
One of the main things I remember about
the old Wauchula was when Santa Claus
was at the end of the Christmas parade and
he would hand out bags of candy to all the
little kids. We would always stand in a very
long line just to see Santa.
Q: What kind of food was provided for
you back then?
A: We always ate our fresh vegetables
and fruits. Being healthy was very impor-
tant. We did not really eat out in a lot of
restaurants, it was always a home-cooked
meal. In every meal, we would have to
have potatoes and bread.
Q: Who was your favorite teacher and
why?
A: Well, I have two favorite teachers
from my past. One of them is Mr. Elmo
Roberts in seventh and eighth grade. He
taught my homeroom class, and he always
talked about his experience in the service.
My other favorite teacher was Mrs.
Strickland. She was my history teacher and
she always seemed to make it interesting
for us.
Q: Who was your best friend?
A: Betty Williams. We always went to
church together.
Q: Did you ever marry again after your
husband died?
A: Yes, I got married to Claude Powell in
June 1991. He is someone nice to grow old
with. All of my children and my grandchil-
dren love him, too.
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.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


KOFFEE KLATCH
April 11 was the last koffee
klatch for this season. Dewey and
Nancy Morrison and Rec
Committee members Dick Barker,
Loyd Lankford and Fred Laverone
were in charge of coffee and
doughnuts. Nancy Morrison led the
prayer, Don Ahearn led the U.S.
Pledge and Sylvia Baker led the
Canadian Pledge. Ron Ackermann
wished everyone a safe and healthy
summer.
BINGO
The paper special on April 9 was
split between Herb Wahl and
Myrna Bolin. There will still be a
few more Monday night bingos.
GOLF
Men's April 5, Individual Points:
A's Don Ahearn; B's John Jackson;
C's at tie between Gaylord
Williams and Bert Barr; and D's
Tim King.
Ladies April 5, Points: The win-
ning team consisted of Marilyn
Funkhouser, Aideen Dufour, Dar-
lene Jackson and Sharon Potter.
PRAYERS
Please keep the following in your


prayers over the summer: Betty
Ackermann, Basil Arend, Sharon
Bennitt, Jean Beshel, Ken Bolin,
Sherry Bundy, Mo Busby, Mike
Clarke, Sally Davis, Bert Elofson,
Ed Frisbie (and Nolan), Mel
Hegge, Bob Jones,, Bert and Becky
Levasseur, Linda Lockett, Ev
McNeil, Milt Miller, Jim and
Sharon Paddock, Mary Stewart,
Sandy Watson and Annie Wilkison.
,Surprise them with a cheery note
; or better yet, surprise them h" a
phone call. As they recover from
their surgeries and illnesses, we
wish them speedy recoveries over
the summer months and will see
them this fall.
WELCOME TO PARADISE
I appreciate all the pictures, arti-
cles and help everyone gave me
each week for my articles.
This fall, I expect to see Annie
back straightening the lounge
chairs at the pool; Bert back greet-
ing people at Wal-Mart; Mary orga-
nizing the tables and chairs for
cards or selling her 50/50 tickets;
Jeannie with her chickens and Kay
with her monkey at bingo; Myrna,
Bob, Al and Mel having their after-
noon game of shuffleboard; and


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended April 5, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,115 compared to
7,228 last week and 6,332 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows were unevenly steady, bulls most steady; feeder steers and heifers
were steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., .134.00-185.00
300-400 lbs., 125.00-152.00; and
400-500 lbs., 110.00-137.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 116.00-160.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-127.50; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-120.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 42.00-47.50.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-63.50.


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For those remaining in the park
over the summer, have a great sum-
mer and please keep us up to date
on* any happenings in the park or
important news. We hope that the
predictions for this summer are
incorrect and we don't have to
bother you with phone calls.
Doug and I wish everyone a safe
trip home and everyone a happy
and healthy summer. If you are
traveling this summer, remember to
carry your blue or yellow park
directory and if you happen to in
the vicinity of a winter resident, I
am sure they would appreciate a
visit or phone call. I will pass on
any news that I receive, and hope-
fully this year it will be all good
news.
If you are in eastern Ontario on
Aug. 11, don't forget there is a
Crystal Lake Reunion again this
year at Bass Lake. Until next
November, may God bless you and
have a safe and healthy summer.


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April 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


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
Ten Legion Members Attend
State Meeting: Ten members of the
Herger Williams Post No. 2 of the
American Legion attended the
annual state convention held in
Miami Beach last Thursday-
Saturday. Havana, Cuba, was se-
lected as the 1933 convention city.
It was the 14th annual state con-
'vention of the Legion and auxiliary.
Gordon B. Knowles, of Bradenton,
was chosen state commander and
Mrs. Rupert Smith, of Arcadia, was
chosen to head the auxiliary.

Four-Way Filling Station All
Prettied Up: The Four-Way Filling
Station, located at the corner of
West Main Street and the Dixie
Highway in Wauchula, completed
remodeling and the station has been
all prettiedd up."
The station was painted inside


and out, and all the lattice-work
around it has been painted an attrac-
tive white. Inside the station Sam
Lee, Wauchula boy, has painted a
bird's-eye view of Hardee County,
which shows the Peace River and
all the highways.

Hiram McCrory Injured In
Peculiar Accident: Hiram McCrory,
well-known Wauchulan, was pain-
fully injured in one of the most
unusual accidents recorded here. He
was riding on the front seat of a car
when it turned onto Main Street in
Arcadia.
He was in the front passenger
seat when the door came open and
he fell to the sidewalk. He sustained
severe bruises about the face and
body, but is expected to make a full
recovery.

50 YEARS AGO
Ft. Green Man To Be Featured
On TV Show: Film about Horace
Schultz and his rattlesnake pointer,
"Yaller Gal," will appear on the
ABC-TV network program "You


Asked For It." It is :alf-hour
'nationwide show that features oddi-
ties across the world.
The show took four days to film
with the 35mm camera because of
the unpredictable weather. It has
been edited to a length of 5 1/2 min-
utes, and will depict the service that
Horace provides to the local cattle-
men.

Rutland's Formally Opens New
Home: Shown on the front page of
the April 19, 1957 issue of The
Herald-Advocate is the modern
new building of Rutland's Radio .&
TV Co. on North Seventh Avenue
that is being formally opened.
Owner Lloyd Rutland says the
company is offering a greatly
expanded line of electrical appli-
ances of all types. The new building
is modernistic in appearance and
functional in design. The opening
climaxes the 11-year history of the
company.

Wildcat Nine Downs Greenies
By 5-3 Score: With the help of
about 25 grandstand managers, the


I Way Back Whi=en


Hardee Wildcats nipped Fort Myers
5-3 Tuesday night at Farr Field.
Their good calls mixed in with the
players abilities led to the hard-won
victory.
The managers showed their abili-
ty in the first inning when, with one
out, they sent Counts to second base
on a steal. Counts proceed to third
on the wild throw and raced home
as the center fielder h Icd the ball too
long.

25 YEARS AGO
Coffell Signs To Play Ball At
Southwestern: Bill Coffell, former
Hardee High School basketball
luminary, has signed to play at the
University of Southwestern Louis-
iana this fall.
Coffell was a member of the
1978-79 and 1979-80 Wildcat
teams that won or shared the
Heartland Conference Title. Head
Coach Bobby Bowman was glad to
have Coffell become part of the
team, as he graduated Edison Com-
munity College.

Stewart Cemetery Being
Restored: Unidentified graves of
Nancy Hartford Webb Stewart and
her family are being restored by the
Stewart descendents. The graves
are located in the Torrey communi-


ty and had no identification.
The Stewart family has a reunion
once a year on the fourth Sunday in
April, and decided to do something
about the graves which were almost
destroyed and forgotten. They urge
others to preserve the old pioneer
historic cemeteries before time and
careless generations erase them.

Celebrated Fourth Birthday:
Wade Allen Sperry, son of Allen
and Carla Sperry, celebrated his
fourth birthday Sunday, although he
won't be four until April 22. His
party theme was The Dukes of
Hazzard.
After Wade opened his gifts, he
and his guests enjoyed a sheet cake
decorated with a Dukes' scene,
Hawaiian Punch and ice cream.
Those helping him celebrate were
his parents, brother, grandmother
and great-grandparents.

10 YEARS AGO
BG Bank Robber Still At-Large:
A state bankers' group is offering a
cash reward for information leading
to the capture of the man who
robbed the Bowling Green branch
of Wauchula State Bank at gunpoint
last week.
WSB President Bobby Hanchey
early Wednesday morning con-


SPRING TURKEY


EARTH DAY 2007


COURTESY PHOTO
SMark Chapman, 12, son of David and Susan Chapman of Bowling
Green, on March 24 shot his first gobbler, a 26-pounder with an
11-inch beard and 1 1/8th-inch spurs. He was hunting with his
grandfather Ty Chapman of rural Wauchula. They hunted in
Hardee County.


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PUBLIC



NOTICE

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The Planning and Zoning Board
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
CONTINUED its April 05, 2006
eva luation


avcd Appraisal Report Scopitvg


PUBLIC



WORKSHOP

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 PlanninglDevelopment Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the Public Workshop.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal is
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9'h Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the rightto 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.
04:12,19c


*firmed the reward put up by the
Florida Bankers Association, of up
to $5,000. Meanwhile, city police
are circulating a computer-generat-
ed sketch of the robber.

Annual Dog Show Promises
Howling -Good Time This Week-
end: The Heartland Dog Club is
hosting its second annual all-breeds
shows and obedience trials on
Saturday and Sunday at Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs.
The popular spectator event
begins at 9 a.m. the first day and
8:30 on Sunday. Admission is free,
but parking carries a $2 fee. Half of
the funds raised from parking will
be donated to Pioneer Park.

The Governor & Dr. Barbara Talk
Turkey: A surprised yet elated gov-
ernor was presented "The Lame
Turkey Award for the Lame Duck
Governor" last month by Hardee
County's own Dr. Barbara Carlton.
The award consisted of a mount-
ed turkey dubbed "Big Bubba" that
Gov. Lawton Chiles had failed to
bring down on three separate occa-
sions. Carlton finally took matters
into her own hands and killed the 4-
year-old gobbler, and presented him
to the governor at the Governor's
Citrus Luncheon in Auburndale.







6C The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 2007
I I I


PUBLIC NOTICE


Amendments to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan

Future Land Use Map



Agenda No. 07-34 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-12 P C
FINR II INC by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment to change the Future Land Use designation of
872+/-acres zoned A-1 from Agriculture and Public FORT GREEN
Institutional FLU to Rural Center FLU
On or about N side of Vandolah Rd 6 FORT GREEN SF
EofCR663 Q 0
0434 24000 10010 0000
187.96MOL ac S 2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of Section 04, T34S, R24E :v
S04, T34S, R24E

04 34 24 0000 00100 0000 ROJECT SITE "E
19.00MOL ac Com SW corn of Sec E 3224 ft for POB N 1002.42 ft S '
57deg53min07sec E 1900 ft to pt on S Sec line W 1656 ftMOL to POB
S04, T34S, R24E

05 34 24 0000 02550 0000 VANDOLAH
127.40MOL ac All E of Rd R/W LESS N 2375 ft thereof & LESS Order of VN DI
Taking Parcel # 103 S05. T34S, R24E Z

08 34 24 0000 05370 0000
30.21MOL ac N 740 ft of Sec E of Rd R/W LESS Order of Taking Parcel # 103 I NA
S08. T34S, R24E U / 64


54.77MOL ac N 740 ft of W 3224 ft


_ _


COUNTY

.'BOWLING GREEN


09 34 24 0000 03770 0000
S09. T34S, R24E


09 34 24 0000 03790 0000
329MOL ac Com NE corn of Sec S 88deg59min25sec E 3224 ft for POB S
88deg59min25sec E 1656 ft MOL S 57deg53min07sec E 527.63 ft MOL to pt
on E Sec line S 00deg24min44sec W 5153.20 ft N 88degl2min08sec W
2036.06 ft N 00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft
N 88deg59min02sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09, T34S, R24E

16 34 24 0000 07470 0000
123.64MOL ac Beg at NE corn of S 00deg40min08sec W 2271.99ft N
89deg23min52sec W 147.68 ft S 00deg40minl8sec W 309.86 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 1875 ft N 00deg40minl8sec E 2705.06 ft S
89deg12min08sec E 2023.06 ft to POB LESS S 40 ft Rd R/W
S16. T34S, R24E


Agenda No. 07-32 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC, by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
Map Amendment amend to Generalized Mining Overlay Map to correct
scrivener's mapping inaccuracies S33S, R25E
PARCEL A: Sect 09 that part of S1l2 of NW/14 of NE1l4 lying N of Lake Branch
Rd;
PARCEL B: Sect 10: portions along Eastern bdry of N1/2 LESS that part of
NW1/3 lying S of Lake Branch Rd & W of Peace River & SE114. Section 15 That
part of NE1/4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace River & E112 of SE114
lying E of the middle channel of Peace River;
PARCEL C: Sect 22: portions along Eastern bdry ofplEpf NEIM & El12iof
NE1/4 of SE1/4 & SE114 of SE1/4;
PARCEL D: Sect 25: E1/2 of NWI/4 of NWI/4 & W112 of NW114 of NW1/4 &
NE114 of NW114 & E1/2 of SW1/4 of NW1/4 & W1/2 of SE/l4 of NW1l4;
PARCEL E Sect 36: N114 of NE1/4 of SW114 & NW1/4 LESS Com at NW cornof
Sect; thence S 467.38 ft to POB; thence E 440.84 ft; thence S 838 ft; thence W
181.92 ft; thence N 22 ft; thence W 26 ft; thence S 22 ft; thence W 232.92 ft to W
line of Sect; thence N 838 ft to the POB & LESS N 417.38 ft of NE1l4 of NW114 &
LESS S 167 ft of SW114 of NW1/4 7 LESS S 324.19 ft of N 741.57 ft of E 671.82 ft
of NE1l4 of NW114 & LESS county rd r/olw.
S33S, R26E
PARCEL F: Sect 30 NW1/4 of NW114 LESS Beg at SW corn of NW1/4 of NW1/4;
thence E 510 ft; thence N 200 ft; thence W 220 ft; thence S 83 ft; thence W 290
ft; thence S 117 ft to POB & S 660 ft of W 330 ft of NE114 of NW114;
PARCEL G: Sect 30 SWI/4 of NW114 & NW114 of SW114 & SWI/4 of SW114 LESS
S 210 ft of W 210 ft thereof;
PARCEL H: Sect 30 E1/2 of NE1/4 of NW1l4 & W 175 ft of NWI/4 of NE1/4 LESS
E 175 ft of S 900 ft thereof & LESS county rd rlo/w.
S33S, R25E
Sect 01: All, LESS rlolw for CR664 & LESS rlolw for County Line Rd;
Sect 02: All, LESS rlolw for County Line Rd & LESS N114 of NW1/4 of NE/l4;
Sect 03: N 2335 ft of W114 & N 2005 ft of W1/4 of E1/2 of NWI/4 LESS NW1i4 ofi
NW1/4 of NE114 of NW114 & LESS rlolw for County line Rd; & W114 of N3/4 of
Sect LESS N 2335 ft thereof; & W114 of E1/2 of NW114 LESS N 2005 ft thereof; &
W1/4 of NE1l4 of SW114; & SE114 of SWI/4 of NEll4 of SW1l4 & SW114 of SEl/4
of NE1/4 of SWI/4; & S1/2 of SWI/4 & SE114 lying E of Peace River, LESS Beg at
NE corn of NE1l4 of NE1/4 of SE1l4; thence S 241.37 ft; thence W 185 ft; thence
N 241.37 ft; thence E 185 ft to POB & LESS Corn at NE corn of NE1/4 of NE114 of
SEll4; thence W 380 ft to POB; thence S 241.37 ft; thence W 95 ft; thence S
183.63 ft; thence W 95 ft; thence N 183.63 ft; thence W 90 ft; thence N 241.37 ft;
thence E 280 ft to POB; & E1/2 of NE1/4 of NE1l4 LESS 1 acre square in NW
corn thereof & LESS a 1 acre square in SW corn thereof; & W 90 ft of E185 ft of
N 241.37 ft of NE114 of NE1/4 of SE14 LESS rd rlolw; & E 95 ft of N 241.37 ft of
NE1l4 of SE114 LESS rd rlolw;
Sect 04: E1/4 of Sect LESS rlolw for County Line Rd; & Com at SW corn of N112
of NW1/4 of SE114; thence S89deg58min50sec E 461.18 ft for POB; thence
N01deg41min19sec E 228.27 ft; thence N85deg50min14secW 73.53ft; thence
N00deg10min19secW 62.27 ft; thence S89deg49min41secW 150.ft; thence
N00degl min21secW 365.14 ft; thence S89deg56min33secE 1082.75ft; thence
S00deg29min05secE 659.71 ft; thence N89deg58min50secW 870.32 ftto POB;
Sect 09: NE1/4 of NE1/4 & that part of S1/2 of NW1I4 of NE1/4 lying N of Lake
Branch Rd;
Sect 10: N1/2 LESS that part of NW114 lying S of Lake Branch Rd & W of Peace
River & SE14;
Sect 13: All, LESS N1/2 of NE1/4 & LESS N 881.76 ft of SE1/4 of SE1l4 & LESS
Com at SE corn of NE1l4; thence N 190.5 ft to POB; thence W 246 ft; thence N
168.5 ft; thence W 173 ft; thence N 161 ft; thence E 419 ft thence S 329.5 ft to
POB & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect15: That part of NE1/4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace River &
E1/2 of SE1/4 lying E of the middle channel of Peace River;
Sect 22: E1l4 of NEll4 & E12 of NEll4 of SE114 & SE1l4 of SE114
Sect 24: All of Sect include Lots 01, 02 and 03 of Lake Dale Estates, LESS
SW1/4 of SW114 of NW114 & LESS W1/2 of NW1/4 of SW114 & LESS Com at NE
corn of SE114 of NE1/4; thence W 25 ft; thence S 549.93 ft to POB; thence W
227.66 ft; thence S 460.86 ft; thence E to W rlolw of St Rd 664B; thence N to
POB & LESS Cor at SW corn of SE114 of SW114; thence N89deg09min34secE
50 ft to POB; thence NOOdegl4min38secW 417.42 ft; thence N89deg09min34sec
E 208.71 ft; thence S 00deg14min38sec E 417.42 ft; thence
S89deg09min34secW 208.71 ft to POB & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 25: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4; & W1/2 of NWI/4 of NW1l4;& NE1/4 of NW114;
& E1/2 of SWI/4 of NW1/4; & W1/2 of SEI/4 of NWI/4; & NEll4 of NE1/4; & SE14
LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 27: NE1/4 of NE1/4 LESS rdl rlolw;& S1/2 of SE114 of NE1/4; & E1/2 of
SE114; & NE1/4 of SE1/4 of NE1/4 LESS a 1 acre square in NW corn thereof &
LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 34: NE1/4 of NE1/4 less S 200 ft thereof;
Sect 35: NW114 of NW114; & 83/4 of E113 of NEll4; & W1/8 of NE1/4; & SE114 of
SWl/4 of SW114 of NEll4; &SE1/4 of NWI/4; & NE/4 of NE1/4 of SW1/4; & W/2
of SE1i4;'& NE1/4 of SE/l4, LESS SEll4 of NEll4 of SE1/4; & W114 of SE1/4 of
SE1/4; & NE114 of NW1/4, LESS Cor at NE corn of Sect; thence
S89deg51 min 7secW 2323.42 ft for POB; thence SOOdeg28min08secE 2317.86
ft; thence S89deg51 minl7secW 250 ft; thence N00deg28min08secW 2317.86 ft;
thence N89deg51min17minE 250 ft to POB LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 36: N1/4 of NE114 of SW114 & NW114 LESS Corn at NW corn of Sect;
thence S 467.38 ft to POB; thence E 440.84 ft; thence S 838 ft; thence W181.92
ft; thence N 22 ft; thence W 26 ft; thence S 22 ft; thence W 232.92 ft to Wline of
Sect; thence N 838 ft to POB & LESS N 417.38 ft of NE1l4 of NW1/4 7 LESS S
167 ft of SW114 of NW1/4 & LESS S 324.19 ft of N 741.57 ft of E 671.82 ft of
NE114 of NW114 & LESS county rd rlolw;


T33S. R26E
Sect 05: All, LESS a parcel of land 626.25 ft E & W by 208.75 ft N & S in NW
corn of SW1/4 of NW114 & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 06: All, LESS Com at NW corn of Sect; thence E 2475 ft; thence S 684.75 ft
to POB; thence S 635.25 ft; thence E 660 ft; thence N 528 ft; thence NW/ly to
POB & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 07: All, LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 08:: W112; & NE1/4; & W112 of SE1/4; & NE1/4 of SE1/4 LESS a 5 acre
parcel in SE corn thereof & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 18:: NWI/4 & N314 of N112 of SW114 LESS Cor at NW corn of SW114 of
NW1l4; thence E to E rlolw of SR664 for a POB; thence S 208.75 ft; thence E
521.85 ft; thence N 208.71 ft; thence W 521.85 ft to POB & LESS Com at, W ,
Scorn ofSW114; thence E to E r/o/w of SR664 for a POB; thence N 100 ft; thence
E 521.85 ft;thence S 430 ft; thence W 311.85 ft; thence S 420 ft; tQicce W 21 bit;
thence N 750 ft to POB & LESS county rdi/lo/w;


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Sect 19: SW1/4 & S1/2 of NW1/4, LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 30: NW1/4 of NW1/4 LESS Beg at SW corn of NW114 of NW1/4; thence E
510 ft; thence N 200 ft; thence W 220 ft; thence S 83 ft; thence W 290 ft; thence
S 117 ft to POB; & SW1/4 of NWI/4; & NW1/4 of SW1/4; & SW114 of SWil4, LESS
S 210 ft of W 210 ft thereof; & S 660 ft of W 330 ft of NE1/4 of NW114; & E1/2 of
NE1/4 of NW114; & W 175 ft of NW1/4 of NE/l4, LESS E 175 ft of S 900 ft thereof
& LESS county rd rlolw.


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

PUBLIC HEARING
for Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Amendments to the
Future Land Use Map on
Thursday, MAY 03, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the Board Room of the County Commissioners,
Courthouse Annex Room 102
412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida

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PUBLIC NOTICE


Amendments to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map


Agenda No. 07-33 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-14
RMD Properties LLC and Walter S.ICarol M. Farr by and through the
Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale Comprehensive
Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment to change the Future
Land Use designation of 331.60+1-acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture)
from Agriculture FLU to Highway Mixed Use FLU
On or abt W side of Hwy 17
S of Town of Zolfo Springs
RMD PROPERTIES, LLC 03 35 25 0000 06000 0000
294.24MOL ac N314 lying W of US Hwy #17 (St Rd # 35) of S03, T35S, R25E,
Hardee County, Florida. LESS Com at NW corn of Sec 03 run
N89deg26min24sec E along N line of Sec 03 a dist of 2319.56 ft to center of a
Creek for POB, thence cont N89deg26min24sec E along same line 1286.97 ftto
pt on W R/W line of US Hwy #17; thence S02deg06min19sec E along said rlo/w
1299.80 ft to pt on center line of dirt rd; thence S89deg03min01sec W along
said rd 1169.64 ft to pt on center of said elsk; thence NWlly along said center


line of creek 1316.14 ft MOL to POB
together kith a subj 't a 40-ft easement for utilities, ingresslegress lying 20 ft
e, slide of ceterlihesaTd centerline being desc as follows: Corn atNW cor
ofI'sad sec 03"run N89deg26min24sec E along N line of said Sec 03 a dist of
3606.52 ft to a pt on W r/o/w line of US Hwy #17; thence S02deg06minl9sec E
along said rlolw line, 1299.80 ft to begin said center line of easement; thence
S89deg03min01saec W along said center line, 1169.64 ftto end said centerline.
Also including the wells, pumps and motors located on the property and all
water use permits S03, T35S, R25E
FARR 03 35 25 0000 05000 0000
36.76MOL ac Cor at NW corn of S03, T35S, R25E run N89deg26min24sec E
along N line of Sec 2319.56 ft to center line of a creek for POB. From said POB
thence E along said N line of Sec 1286.97 ft to pt on W rlolw line of US Hwy 17,
thence S02deg06minl9sec E along said rlo/w line 1299.80 ftto pt on center line
of dirt rd S89deg03min01sec W along said dirt rd 1269.64 ft to pt on center of
said creek NW/ly along center line of creek 1316.14 ft more or less to POB
S03, T35S, R25E


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Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING
for the.above-enumerated amendments
and Ordinances
and will receive the recommendations from the PlanninglZoning Board
in the Board Room of the County Commissioners
412 West Orange Street, Courthouse Annex, Room 102
Wauchula, Florida on
Thursday, JUNE 21, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter


Requests for copies of the proposed Amendments and proposed Ordinances
will be received at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South 9th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.,
Monday-Friday, 863 767 1964. Please allow 72 hours for a response.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the PlanninglDevelopment Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South Ninth
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. Please call for an appointment, 863 767 1964.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. Although minutes of the
Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the Public Hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


04:19;06;07c


LIFE: A MATTER OF CHANCE?
EMINENT SCIENTISTS SAY NO
Cool weather, preceded by a few welcome drops of rain, settled in over
Easter weekend as Christians all over the world reflected upon the most
awesome event in the history of mankind's brief sojourn on this small speck
of earth floating through a universe so vast few minds can imagine it.
Two thousand years ago in Jerusalem, three days after a most horrify-
ing execution, a man called Jesus, who claimed to be God, arose from the
dead. A great stone sealing the tomb where His body was laid was rolled
away, and the body was not there. Over the next few days Jesusappeared
to His disciples. One of them, Thomas, from whence our term "doubting
Thomas" comes, refused to believe until he put his finger into the nail holes
in the Master's hands. As soon as he did, his eyes were opened and he rec-
ognized the Lord.
As we press on into the 21st century, technology has left spirituality
sputtering in the dust. Many worship at the University of Science instead
of the Altar of God. For many others, their own reasoning has replaced
faith.
But science, before the Wright brothers built their flying machine,
"proved" man would never fly.
One of the greatest scientific minds of all time, Albert Einstein, said;
"I believe in the God who reveals Himself in the orderly harmony of what
exists. It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life per-
petuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure
of the universe we dimly perceive and to try humbly to comprehend even
an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature."
Einstein also said, "The entire universe is a gigantic intellect."
And let's not forget Bertrand's Russell's story, "The Watch and the
Watchmaker." If a man who has never seen a watch finds one and takes it
apart and examines all the parts that fit together so perfectly to make it run
so precisely, will common sense prompt him to conclude the watch was cre-
ated, or came into existence by chance?
Many of the greatest scientists of today, like world-renowned Dr.
Gerald Schroeder, have concluded that life on Earth did not happen by
chance. (See "Genesis & the Big Bang," "The Science of God," and "The
Hidden Face of God.") -
Now I don't doubt evolution has happened. But is it the whole truth?
Most of our ideas about evolutiontoday are based on a movie called
"Inherit the Wind" about the famous (or infamous) 1925 Scopes "Monkey
Trial" in Tennessee, which was based on a collection of essays by H.L.
Mencken. But Mencken had his own agenda and was careless in reporting
the substance of the trial.
(For the truth about the events leading up to that trial and the trial itself,
see the book by Marvin Olasky and John Perry, "Monkey Business: The
Truth Story of the Scopes Trial.")
I am an average American, perhaps more naive than most regarding
national and international politics, but it seems I've heard something some-
where about Americans having something to say about the laws that gov-
ern them. I'll bet in Florida, in the entire country, the majority of people
would not object if just a smidgen of "intelligent design" was inserted into
textbooks as a footnote to evolution.
Powerful forces have undermined the religion upon which America
was founded, just as its very backbone, the family, has been undermined. If
you doubt it turn on the television, go to a movie or listen to modem music.
Right is ridiculed; wrong is glorified.
At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I thank God that no black heli-
copters have appeared to hover above as men in ski masks board up the
doors of our churches and burn our Bibles. We are still free to worship in
the church of our choice, leave the world behind, and bow humbly before
the God of our understanding.
For that privilege, we must never forget to be grateful.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@earthlink.net or visit his
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NOW SERVING HIGHLANDS & HARDEE COUNTIES


NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that the following
described livestock ONE MULE (JENNY), BROWN
IN COLOR was found on HEARD BRIDGE ROAD,
Hardee County and is now impounded at the
HARDEE LIVESTOCK MARKET. The amount due
by reason of such impounding is all incurred fees.
The above described livestock will, unless
redeemed within 3 days from date hereof, be
offered for sale at public auction to the highest and
best bidder for cash.
J.L. Cogburn, Sheriff
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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 2007



April 16 Photographs In Bowling Green


This old train depot that once served Bowling Green was donated to the city by the state and the
railroad company and restored by a state grant.


This big oak was uprooted during the weekend storm and fell to the ground just east of Lake
'Branch Road and south of the Ayala residence.


A new Dollar General Store opened last week along Main Street and U.S. 17.


This large oak tree broke in high winds April 15 and fell on a F-150 pickup and the front of the
home owned by Terry Ayala at 409 Lake Branch Road.


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and Sarasota Association of Realtors


City Manager David Elbertson returned to work at City Hall for
half-days on April 9 following a serioustruck accident on Feb.
418 southeast of the city on Lake Branch Road.


This restored train caboose was donated to the city and is just
north-of the train depot.







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Phil Rasmussen, physical education teacher at Bowling Green Elementary, on April 16 talks to
first grade class about flying a kite and then they flew it. He said to keep kites away from trees
and power lines. Rasmussen was Hardee county's Teacher of the Year in 2006.


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Donald Earl Albritton is a Florida Gator fan and enjoys his 10-
month-old apple-head (teacup) chihuahua named Gator.


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Donald Earl Albritton points to a 16-pound bass caught by his
father J.A. (Josh) Albritton Jr. in 1948 in Lake Apthorpe near
Lake Placid. Donald Earl was 8 years old when his dad caught
the bass on a shiner weighing over one pound.


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10C The Herald-Advocate, April 19, 2007


Norris Aces Mosaic Tourney


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, MAY 03, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
agenda No.

97-40
Allyndeb Tile by and through the Authorized Representative requests
approval of a Site Development Plan for the construction/operation of a
manufacturing plant for wholesale roof tile distribution, C/IBC-zoned, Highway
Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ct and Commerce Ln
203325050000001 0010
4.31MOL ac Lot 10, Bik 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
F $20, T33S. R25E
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peorge H.INorma M. McNary by and through the Authorized Represen-
fative request an Amendment to an approved Site Development Plan
with conditions on 19.55MOL acres, zoned F-R In the Residential Mixed Use
future Land Use District
bn or abt N side of Bostick Rd, E of Hwy 17
1733250000081500000
49.55MOL ac E1/2 of SW1/4 of WEll4 LESS Bostick Rd R/W
d S17, T33S. R25E
Roger L. Conley, ChairmanrPlanning/Zoning Board
this is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangementeshould contact the BuildinglZoning Department at least
two (2) working days fior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice Is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
ind 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 90 Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevantand material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 04:19,26c


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Well-known local golfer Ben
Norris has once again won the
Mosaic Athletic Benefit Golf
Tournament.
Norris led the dozens of golfers
around the Torrey Oaks course,
coming home in 149, seven strokes
ahead of the nearest competitor.
This is the 27th year the Mosaic
tournament, formerly known as the
Cargill Fertilizer tourney, has
raised funds for the athletic pro-
grams at Hardee High School.
Over 130 golfers gathered Satur-
day and Sunday to help'the Wildcat
and Lady Wildcat athletes, endur-
ing the inclement weather and, at
times, gusty winds.
Behind Norris in the champi-
onship flight were David Swantek
and Jim Belflower, who both fin-
ished at 156. Swantek took second
place on a match of the cards.
Others in the championship flight
were George Morris, Mike Cleg-
horn, Tiger Godwin, Bud Wester,
Heath Prescott and Dale Reed.
Keith Foster won Championship
B Division, with 157, followed by
Jerry Newlin at 158 and W.T.
Redding at 162. Others in Bdivi-
sion were Bill O'Connell, Jim
Davis, Dennis Jones (of Orlando),
Mark Timmerman and George
Heine.
Erin Fitzpatrick won Champion-
ship C Division, followed by Jim
Zebris, Richard Ellis, Ty Nelson,
Manuel Castanon, Tim Casey and
Steve Davidson. Jeff Dicks and
Matt Moye were able to play only
one day of the tournament.
Steve Kline won First Flight
Division A, followed by Chip Hill
and Mike Prescott. Others in that
division were Bob Helveston, Paul
Duva, James Timmons, Doyle
Carlton III and Albert Garza.
Brandon Sellers took the top spot
in First Flight Division B, in ahead
of Bill Lambert and John Palmer.
Others in that group were Butch
Spearman, Bobby Hanchey, David
Flowers, Bob Claman and Kyle
Braxton.
Allen Tish was the winner of
First Flight C Division, with Lexy
Moss and Ron Wilson in behind
him. Others in that division were
Earl Jacobs, John Roy Gough and
Thomas Trevino. Rocky White
only played one day.
In the Second Flight A Division,
the winner was Carl Coleman, edg-
ing out Robert Deuberry and Jay
Belflower. Bubby Whidden, Jimmy
Walker, Jeff Asher, Walter Godwin
and Stan Pelham rounded out'he
group.
Darrell Johnson won Second
Flight B Division, coming in ahead
of Tony Salas and Hulan Hill. Carl
Saunders, Todd Rogers and Frank
Notar followed. Stephen Davis was
not able to finish the tourney.
Wayne McCoy won Second
Flight C Division, a stroke ahead of
Byron Jarnagin and two ahead of


Ron Brownlow. Others in the group
were George Davidson, Nate
Sallee, Greg Moye, Jack Barger,
Rene Guzman, Frank Turner and
Ruben Rivas.
Billy Matthews, Ron Bromley
and Katsue Ploennies were first,
second and third respectively in
Third Flight Division A. Others
playing in their group were Steve
Rewis, Joe Alderdice, Leo
Chavares, Steve Hulsey, Todd
Bolin, Jerry Cox, Kenny Miller and
Richard Torres.
Dale Carlton led Third Flight
Division B. Behind him were Reid
Benton and Pat Kennedy. Dewey
Terrell,. Mike Thomas, Mark
Toledo, Cliff Lunn, Steve Douglas
and Charlie Flesher rounded out the
group. Todd Dowdy only played
one day.
In Third Flight Division C, Jim
Harvard was the winner, followed
by Paul Samuels and Chris Jesse.
Playing in their group were Vasil
Newman, Chris Boyette, Ed
Brower and Michael Linder. John
Baron played one day of the tour-
ney.
Fourth Flight Division A was led
by David Smedley, followed by
Kenny Hewett and John Eason.
Others in that division were Don
Parr, Toye English, Scott Pittman,
Keith Nadaskay, Willie Anderson,


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Wauchula, FL (
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.19 notice is hereby given that the following property
will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash only:
A 1993 Fleetwood Cadillac, VIN Number#
1G6DW5270PR712461, and the contents therein, if any,
abandoned by previous owner, Matthew McMullen.
On Monday, May 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village,
2430 Begonia, Wauchula, FL 33873
Wayne C. Rickert d/b/a
Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village
237 Maxwell Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
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Friday, May 4 Saturday, May 5

5:00pm 7:00pm 8:00am 12:00 noon
at the "Old" Junior High Gym
Must be ages 5 15 before Aug. 1, 2007


CHEERLEADING
$25 Registration Fee & $75 Deposit
THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY
CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
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Homes of Wauchula

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NOTICE

ON APRIL 18, 2007, THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL CON-
DUCT A WALK-THROUGH OF EACH SCHOOL FACILITY
FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTING CAPITAL OUTLAY PRI-
ORITIES FOR THE 2007-08 SCHOOL YEAR. THE WALK-
THROUGH WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M. AT THE DISTRICT
OFFICE.

ON APRIL 19, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M. THE BOARD WILL
HOLD A WORKSHOP IN THE BOARD ROOM ON HEALTH
INSURANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-08.

THE BOARD WILL MEET IN THE REGULARLY SCHED-
ULED SPECIAL SESSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
@ 5:00 RM. A WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD PRIOR TO THE
MEETING AT 4:00 PM. TO DISCUSS SCHOOL CONCUR-
RENCY.
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Chuck Hughes and Mike McIntosh.
Damon Lawrence played one day.
Claudio Arreola won Fourth
Flight Division B, with John Sharp
and Tim Wells close behind. Josh
McKibben, Jimbo Williams, Sbnny
Page, Scott Henderson, Gary
Stevenson and Ralph Whitfield fin-
ished up that group..
Chris Baty won Fourth Flight
Division C. Donnie Canary and
Ricky Kendrick were behind him.
Others finishing up. were Danny
Wells, Brian Samuels, Ray Rivas,
Thomas Harris, Mike Rangel, Dave
McCoy, Ken Shipta, Glen Zielinski
and Jerry Joiner were in that group.
Jessica Alkhub and Mohammad Al-
Haware withdrew after the first
day.


Holly's Sales &. '
Engineering
-Darrell Davis Owner

(863) 773-6969
www. hollyssales.comn
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Home Service alls
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April 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11C


COUNTY COURT Elisondo, petition for injunction for
The following marriage license protection.
was issued recently in the office of Daniela Solis vs. Jose Angel
the county court: Solis, divorce.
Rick Rambo McCumber, 21; Annie Bell Jewell and James
Mulberry, and Cristina Nicole Ker- Jewell, divorce.
sey, 16, Mulberry. Leticia Zambrano and Rafael
Ira Nain McClelland, 28, Wau- Zambrano, divorce.
chula, and Emily Marie Clemeh ." u,Randall Ownby and Michelle
24, Wauchula. Marie Ownby, divorce.
SNorberto Juarez-Colorado, 30, Aldoray Montina Lewis and
Zolfo Springs, and Rosalba Sart,'. Michele Bankston Lewis, divorce.
chez-Ramos, 20, Zolfo Springs. Sherri Aguilar vs. Gabriel Montez
David Brian Norris, 40, Wau- Jr., petition for injunction for pro-
chula, and Monica Jean Pflugh tection.
Clarke, 31, Wauchula. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. vs.
Eduardo Ramirez, Marietta Rami-
The following small claims rez et al, petition to foreclose mort-
cases were disposed of recently by gage.
the county judge: Richard D. Faulk o/b/o minor
Capital One Bank vs. Yvonne W. child vs. Mackinson St. Fort, peti-
Pratt, voluntary dismissal., tion for injunction for protection.


Capital One Bank vs. Angelica C.
Servin, judgment.
SChase Bank USA NA vs. Russell
J.- Boni, voluntary dismissal.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
SJuana M. Delgado and Luis R.
Delgado, divorce.
* Robert Smith vs. State of Florida,
inmate petition for review of situa-
tion.
Victor Parker vs. James R.
McDonough and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC), inmate
petition for review of situation.
Crystal Ramirez vs. Joey Lee
McCumber, petition for injunction
for protection.
Crystal Ramirez vs. Richard
McCumber, petition for injunction
for protection.
SRita- Williams vs. Reuben


The following decisions on civil
cases pending'in the circuit court
were handed recently by the cir-
cuit court judge:
Roberto Cavazos vs. Brenda
Alvarado, petition for child support
contempt order denied.
Irene Leon and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Gilbert Cardoza Cardova, judg-
ment.
Rosa Chagolla Miranda vs.
Samuel Chagolla, child support
modified.
Chase Bank USA vs. Donnie R.
Selph, Judith L. Selph et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Jethro Anthony Davis vs. James
R. McDonough and DOC, appeal
reviewed and denied.
SAnita Walker vs. Michael Walker,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
Dora Wingo vs. Clark Wingo,
dismissall of injunction for protec-
tion .
Marta Rodriguez and DOR vs.
Herminio' Aguilar, amended child


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
.Pursuant to Section ,715.19 notice is hereby given that the following.property.
will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash only:
A 1971 Eldorado mobile home, VIN Number 1874T,
and the contents therein, if any, abandoned by,
previous owner and tenant, Matthew McMullen.
On Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village,
2430 Begonia, Wauchula, FL 33873
Wayne C. Rickert d/b/a
Cry tal Lake Mobile Home Village
237 Maxwell Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
12,19 (863) 773-3582
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Lets Rock, Everybody, Lets Rock!
It's the Annual Cat Cheer Clinic...
Come to the Cat House Rock with the HHS Cheerleaders!


Mandatory Pre Registration
When: April23, 25, 26, 2007
Where: Outside HHS Gym
Cost: $35 3yrs Kindergarten
$40 1st grade 6th grade
Time: 5:30pm 7:00pm
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Child's Name
\ Parent'sName
Child's Grade
Cheerleader to be credited
T-Shirt size
Insurance Company.
Policy Number
Emergency Contact.
Any Allergies


Cat Cheer Clinic
When: April 301- May 3, 2007
Where: HHS Gym
Time: 3yrs Kindergarten 3:45-4:45
1st grade 6th grade 3:45-5:15
Students must register at one of the pre-registration dates.
e will not be accepting applicants during Cat Cheer Clinic.


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The 7th Annual Ball Drop


Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. 0

Torrey Oaks Golf Course

Tickets: $10.00 each .


1st prize: $500.oo


2nd prize: $300.o


3rd prize: $200.00


You do not have to be present to win.

We will be happy to deliver your cash prize!


This fund-raiser is to help with camp costs for the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders at
Hardee Senior High. If you wish to purchase a ticket, ask your favorite cheerleader!
Contact Susannah Belflower or Kaylee Harrison at 773-3181 if you have any questions.

Please help us make this year a success. Buy your ball drop ticket today!

We would also like to give a special thanks to Torrey Oaks Golf Course for the
use of their facilities, Preco for the use of their truck, and all of our ticket


purchasers from last year for making our fund-raiser such a success!


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support order.
Margaret Landskroner and
Michael Landskroner, divorce.
Astacci Hardesty vs. Cassandra
Cook, injunction for protection.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Cassandra
Cook, injunction for protection.
Lendy Graham vs. Cassandra
Cook, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Angela Daniels vs. Derek
Daniels, injunction for protection.
Derek Doral Daniels and Angela
Daniels, injunction for protection.
Audra Hernandez vs. Michael B.
Johnson, injunction for protection.
Migdalia Patterson vs. Harold
Patterson Sr., voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Mike Alday vs. Derek Alday,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Aretha D. Faulk and DOR vs.
Bradley T. Battles.
Susan Lee Lopez and DOR vs.
Rojelio R. Rivera.
Betty S. Avilez and DOR vs.
Katina A. Avilez Delgado, (amend-
ed order).
April Desiree Oakes and DOR
vs. Simon Lorenzo Brown.
Frances Mancillas and DOR vs.
Rogelio R. Rivera.
Brenda Spoon Roberts and DOR
vs. Amanda Leigh Griffin.

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

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Roger M. Harrison II, $15,000.
W. Reynolds Allen as trustee and
Bess A. Stallings to Joshua C. and
Heather M. Birch, $115,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to Ed-
uardo Cruz-Hernandez, $159,000.
Lee G. and Frances A. Frey to
Angela and Irdia Raj Desai,
$150,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to Lee
Gary and Frances Cranford Frey,
$75,000.
Marcelo and Annette Gallardo to
Bobby G. Willis, $55,000.
Kathy N. Reese to Julia Ann
Reese Hartley, $14,500.
Peter L. Thompson as trustee to
Derek Storts, $78,000.
Charles R. Stevens as trustee to
Packing House Corner LLC,
$ ,0t. ,o:0
Iuise J. ':Stvens as trustee to
Packing House Corner LLC,
$100,000.


FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,


Blueberry


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sausage
on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: BBQ Chicken Sandwich
or Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Whole Kernel Corn, Chocolae
Chip Cookie, Juice Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Hamburger
Gravy (Salad Tray, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked Ham
Sandwich (Salad Tray, Savory Rice,
Green Beans, Fruit Crisp, Juice,
Roll) and Milk


Muffin, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted Ham &
Cheese Sandwich (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and Milk

S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sausage
Sandwich or Cheese Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Biscuits, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Bar-B-
Que Chicken on a Bun or Cheese-
burger on a Bun (Lettuce & Tomato,
Juice Bar, Whole Kernel Corn,
Chocolate Chip Cookies) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Hamburger
Gravy or Cheese Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Garden Peas, Mashed
Potatoes, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar,
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked Ham
Sandwich or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Juice, Apple Crisp, Roll, Salad Bar)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Whole Wheat
Mini Muffin, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted Ham &
Cheese Sandwich or Cheese Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto Beans &


INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as
"County" will accept sealed bids In the Purchasing Office at 205 Hanchey Rd. Wauchula,
Florida 33873, until 2:00 PM.. LOCAL TIME. Thursday. May 10. 2007
for:

CONTRACTOR FOR 2007 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION WITH
FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO BE HELD ON JULY 4TH. 2007.

Immediately following the scheduled closing time, bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of its bid and bids received after the specified
day and time will not be opened.

Required bid packet may be obtained from the Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, or by faxing a request to (863) 773-0322. Bids are to be submit-
ted in triplicate with SEALED BID 2007 FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS indicated on
the outside of the envelope.

All bids will be opened promptly after closing time at 2:00 PM.. LOCAL TIME. Thursday.
May 10, 2007, in the Hardee County Pubic Works Conference Room, 205 Hanchey Rd.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Bids will be awarded at the Board of County Commissioners reg-
ularly scheduled meeting on Thursday. May 17. 2007.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to
the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s)
and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend
beyond thirty (30) calendar days from the Bid opening date.


Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 4:19c



INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred
to as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide burials or cremations of
Hardee County Indigents as specified in the Scope of Services of this Invitation to Bid.
Sealed BIDS will be received at:

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Ubtil Thursday, 2:30 P.M. local time, May 10. 2007, at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS
received after the time specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863)773-0322. Bidders
shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered.
Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be accepted under any
circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be returned to the bidder.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID -
BURIAL/CREMATION OF HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENTS. Bid will be awarded by the
Board of County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior
to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not
extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.



Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 4:19c





Ham, Jell-O, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch; Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Potato Salad, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Roll, Pears, Juice) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: BBQ Chicken .on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Garden Peas, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed Salad,
Baked Beans, Potato Rounds, Cole
Slaw, Carrots, Fruit Snacks, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed Salad
Carrots, Veggie Cup, Green Beans
Pears, Waldorf Salad, Roll, Juic'e
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Baked Potato,
Vegetable Beef Soup, Cucumber
Sticks, Peaches, Juice) and Milk

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