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March Of Dimes

Fundraiser Saturday

... Story 2A


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 20
3 Sections, 32 Pages


46
plus 4t sales tax


Thursday, April 26, 2007


Hardee Lakes Park Hosts Nature Fest


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fishing for adults and kids, activ-
ities to please kids 5 to 75, gifts and
prizes, refreshments and fun.
Co-sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce and the Hardee County
Commission, Nature Fest 2007 on
Saturday at Hardee Lakes Park
will have something for everyone
to enjoy at the beautiful four-lake
park in the northwest corner of the
county.
Because of construction on the
Ollie Roberts Road bridge, take the
Methodist Church Road or John
Gill Road to Ollie Roberts Road
and the park.
There is no cost for admission,
but each person will receive a tick-
et for one of the "door" prizes, such
as a fish fryer or fishing tackle. The
big prize is a ganoe, a blended boat
with a canoe front and square back


saturday
complete with motor. These will be
awarded following the general wel-
come at the main tent at 11:30 a.m.
There will be a handicapped-
accessible tram or people mover to
run people the length of the park, to
the restrooms, boardwalk or activi-
ties.
WZZS will be on hand for
remote coverage from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Rich Shepard will emcee most
events and Sherry White will pro-
vide entertainment during the day.
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL
A recently completed boardwalk-
will let people cross the Payne
Creek flood plain to the other side
of the conservation area so "they
can appreciate the flora and fauna
of the ecosystem."
Alligator Alley, birding, a butter-
fly exhibit, astronomy, pony, rides,
See NATURE FEST 2A


Prison Guard


Faces Capital


COURTESY PHOTO
The grand "door" prize at Nature Fest 2007 at Hardee Lakes Park on Saturday is this ganoe. Seated in the canoeljon-boat combo,
With a square back and motbr, are fromd Ift) Jama Abbott, president of the Hiardee Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsor of the
event; Carol Hancock, prize chairpersonf, and Dianra Youmans, co-chair ofNat ie~Fest and the Hardee Recreation Association. ..


Crash Claims Woman


:By CYNTHIA KRAHL
:Of The Herald-Advocate
A 41-year-old Wauchula woman
:died last week from injuries sus-
'tained in an automobile crash.
The accident occurred on Tues-
'day at 9:40 a.m. at the intersection
of Hollandtown Road and East
Main Street in Wauchula, accord-
ing to a report filed by Florida
Highway Patrol Tpr. Steven D.
McKinney.
Pamela C. Bladen, of 1012 Blue
Jay Road, died the following day,
Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. at Tampa
General Hospital, McKinney said.
'She became the second person
killed on Hardee County roadways
so far this year.
McKinney said Bladen was dri-
ving south on Hollandtown Road
in her 1999 Honda when she failed
to stop at the intersection with East'
Main Street.
Her car was hit by a driver head-
ed westbound on East Main Street.
The trooper said both Bladen and
Tommy L. Watson, 44, of Sebring,
were wearing their seat belts at the
time of the crash. Watson suffered
only minor injuries.
The right front of Watson's 2005
Ford van collided with the left side


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Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report........4C
Community Calendar.....3A
Crime Blotter...................7C
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup....3A
Lunch Menus.................6C
Obits 4A
Puzzle 9A



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of Bladen's car, pushing it in a
westerly direction and sending it
into a clockwise spin, McKinney
said. The Honda came to a final rest
facing north in the eastbound lane
of East Main Street.
The impact caused the rear of
Watson's van to lift as it rotated
counter-clockwise. It came to a rest
in a ditch along the south shoulder
of the highway, the trooper said.
Bladen was air-lifted by medical
helicopter to Tampa General
Hospital. Watson refused transport
to a hospital.
Damage to the Honda was esti-
mated at $8,000 and to the Ford,
$10,000.
McKinney said there will be no
charges in the crash.
Bladen leaves a husband and two
sons.
Funeral services were Sunday.


REGISTER TODAY!


COURTESY PHOTO
Your preschooler could be like these, filling summer days with
fun and learning. Today (Thursday) is Roundup Day for the free
program for 4-year-olds who will be entering kindergarten this
coming school year. Apply from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Early Learning
Coalition office at 324 N. Sixth Ave. in Wauchula.


Felony
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula man has been
accused of molesting a young girl
over a period of years, starting
when she was 9 years old.
Tommy Wood, 55, of 1005 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
booked into the Hardee County Jail
early Friday afternoon on a charge
of sexual battery of a child under
12, a capital felony.
Wood was employed as a correc-
tions officer at Hardee Correctional
Institution at the time of his arrest.
He currently is being held at the
county jail without bond, however,
pending the outcome of his trial.
Should Wood be convicted of the
crime as charged, he would face a
sentence of life in prison. Though
sexual battery of a child that young
is a capital offense, the Supreme
Court long ago ruled out imposition
of the death penalty for sexual
crimes.
Wauchula Police Chief William
Beattie said the allegation against
Wood first came to light in


Charge
February. He said the child, now 14
years old, told her story after hear-
ing another child complain of being
touched.
The 14-year-old was interviewed.
by the Child Protection Team in
Bartow, the chief said. She alleged
Wood began fondling her beneath
her clothing years ago. "She could
not recall how this began or how
old she was when this started," Lt.
David Stimson of the Wauchula
See CHARGE 2A





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Wood


Academic Team


Wins State Title

Back-To-Back Championships!


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Senior High School
Academic Team has earned its third
state championship in four years.
The Wildcats brought yet another
trophy home. to Wauchula on April
14, after placing first in Division II
of the Commissioner's Academic
Challenge at Disney World in Or-
lando.
The win makes them back-to-
back state champs for the years
2006 and 2007.
Hardee's A-Team won the first of
its championships in 2004. It con-
tinues to be the only team at the
high school to have taken a state
title.
The competition was held at
Disney's Contemporary Resort,
and lasted three days.
Styles differ in the academic
team circuit, and the Commission-
er's Academic Challenge has one
all its own. Matches are divided
into three slow-paced 5-, 10- and
15-point rounds and teamwork is a
must. Teammates talk amongst


themselves and must rely on each
other if they are to succeed.
This year's six-player team
included seniors Capt. Blake Stagg,
Jared Arnold and Kane Cortez and
juniors Zakk McClellan, Jake
Barone and Josh Smith.
All of the juniors will be return-
ing to play next year, as the college-
bound seniors leave. Stagg will be
attending Duke University, Arnold
will be going to the University of
Central Florida and Cortez will be-
come a Stetson University Hatter.
The team was accompanied to
Orlando by coaches Peggy Saddler
and Peter Preston as well as sopho-
more observer Efren Campos.
"I am really proud of the team,
and I feel like they have earned
this. They have practiced three days
a week all year, and even have
practiced through the spring and
winter breaks," said Saddler.
Tournament play began on April
12 and opened with the 'Cats fac-
ing down Walton, Gadsden and
Hendry counties.
See A-TEAM 3A


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee Senior High School Academic Team has won the Division II state championship tour-
nament for the third time. The 2007 champs are (from front left) Jared Arnold and Blake Stagg;
(back row) Jake Barone, Coach Peter Preston, Efren Campos, Zakk McClellan, Josh Smith, Kane
Cortez and Coach Peggy Saddler.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 26, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
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LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
number
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k.4


By Jim


Leroy Mushrush, 73, of Wauchula Hills has been a mechanic all his-life
and done a lot of valve jobs on engines. On April 17 he had a valve job done
on his heart plus three bypasses at the V.A. Hospital in Tampa.
Leroy got along well and came back to Hardee County Monday and is
staying with his son, Perry Mushrush for awhile until he heals more. His
two house dogs in Wauchula Hills would be too much for him now, he said.
Leroy said he is doing great and has extreme high praise for the care
and service he got at the V.A hospital. He wants President Bush to know
that. -
In the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the mid-1950s he repaired
equipment in Germany.
The 2nd Annual Nature Fest will be held Saturday at Hardee Lakes
Park off Ollie Roberts Road. There will be lots of events from 9 a.m. to3
p.m. Sponsors are the Hardee County Commission and the Hardee
Chamber of Commerce.
There will be a 5th annual kids fishing tournament from 8 until noon,
with registration at 7 a.m. Sponsor is the Florida Council on Crime and
Delinquency.

Music at the Melon Barn will again be presented on Johnston Road
three miles south of State Rd. 66 and east of Charlie Creek. Hot dogs 'and
hamburgers are served at 7 p.m., with music to start at 7:30 Friday night.
This third annual free community event is sponsored by Robertson
Farms.
Wilbur Robertson said the evening will include country, gospel and
patriotic music and songs, along with horse-pulled wagon rides and stilt-
walkers for the kids. This event is non-political and is a way of the
Robertson family "giving back to Hardee County, a great place to live."
There will also be desserts and patriotic scenes shown on a screen.

It will be interesting to see who becomes the nominees for our next
president. Candidates are raising money. The Democrats and Republicans
each have several prospects for president.
President George W. Bush has a tough job. No wonder he likes to go
to his ranch in Texas once in awhile to get away from Washington, D.C. Of
course, he carries his job and responsibilities wherever he goes. I once read
he likes to cut and clear brush at this ranch.

The military operation and civil strife continue to be controversial in
Iraq. In a little over four years I am not sure how much progress has been
made, since Saddam Hussein was toppled from power.
Saudi Arabia is considered one of America's closest oil allies in the
Middle East. Yet, a few weeks ago Saudi Arabia King Abdullah called the
U.S. presence in Iraq "illegitimate."
He was quoted by two reporters of McClatchy Newspapers as saying
at a two-day summit of the Arab League, "In beloved Iraq, blood is shed
among our brothers while there is an illegitimate foreign occupation and a
hateful sectarianism that is threatening to develop into a civil war." The
Saudi king is apparently distancing himself from the Bush administration.
Ironically, about 16 of the 19 hijackers that attacked America in four
airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, were from Saudi Arabia. None were from Iraq,
although Hussein and his sons were corrupt and violent and killed off their
political enemies in Iraq. Hussein caused a lot of trouble.
War supporters point out there have been no more terrorist attacks in
the U.S. since 9-11-01 and that fighting terrorists over there keeps us from
fighting them in our own American cities.
The 2004 elections in America showed a majority of voters were
unhappy with the Republican Party and elected Democratic majorities in
the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
It is understandablethat tt he Bush administration cannot say the inva-
sion of Iraq was a mistake and to set an arbitrary deadline for withdrawal
of American troops.
President Bush wants to protect America from harm. That is his pri-
mary role as commander-in-chief.
Bush was unable to get the United Nations to authorize military force
against Iraq. The Catholic Pope advised against it.
The decision to invade Iraq cannot be undone. The question now is
how things will turn out over there and in the rest of the Middle East.
I do not have the answers and recognize that President Bush has a
tough job. Perhaps it is too idealistic to wish for world peace and goodwill
toward all men of all nations.
Even the Bible talks about there will not be permanent peace among
men and nations of the world.

Black History Month is observed every February. The roots began over
80 years ago with Dr. Carter Woodson, according to Christophers President
Dennis Heaney.
Woodson was born to parents who had been slaves. He spent many
childhood years working in Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high
school at age 20 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in history from Harvard
University. He learned that black people and black achievements had been
largely ignored.
He took positive action 1915 by establishing the Association for the
Study of Negro Life and History. A year later he started the Journal of
Negro History. In 1926 he launched "Negro History Week," a celebration
to be held every February in America. .


I Don't Be'Fasionably' Late'
HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.


NATURE FEST
Continued From 1A


IMC (now Mosaics) mined the
1,262 acres and then created the
lakes and park as part of its recla-
mation plan. "It's been fascinating
and rewarding to see it become a
reality," she commented.
Since the county took over the
park, it has provided many
improvements. Now it has primi-
tive camping, restrooms and show-
ers, the boardwalk, nature and,
horse and handicapped trails, boat
ramps. A fishing pier and RV camp-
ing areas are coming.
When me iaimuic rest group,
Chamber president Jama Abbott
and committee member Sandy


Larrison, met with Yeomans at the
park recently they were pleased to
see several boats on the lakes.


The park is open year-round on
Friday through Mondays, 7 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per vehicle.


police dogs, the Fossil Fun Zone, a
Wildlife tent and the boardwalk
provide a huge variety of things to
do.
There are several new exhibits
this year. The St. Petersburg Astro-
nomy Club will bring telescopes
and information on star gazing
from the perfect outdoor spot at the
park.
Wauchulan Beth Brown,.of Sun-,
rise Acres therapeutic riding group,
will have three ponies available for
rides.
The Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E.
(Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
trailer and Hardee Correctional
Institution staff with its canine unit
will be on hand to demonstrate how
police dogs are trained and work.
There will be artifacts from
Payne Creek State Park and the
Pioneer Park Museum which is cel-
ebrating its 40th anniversary in.
June.
In other tents there will be the
alligator and butterfly displays, a
birding expert primed to share
information and the fossil explo-
ration.
Mosaic's Phosphates will have a
wildlife management tent with a
variety of fish and reptiles.

FOOD
There will be a variety of booths
to purchase refreshments. Project
Graduation will sell hamburgers,
hot dogs and other foods. The
FCCD booth will sell barbecue.
The River Rats 4-H Club will have
cotton candy and the American
Cancer Society will have drinks.
The Hardee Recreation Association
will have a lemonade stand.
ADULT FISHING
Most of the activities begin at 9
a.m.. except for fishing. The day
begins early for the adult fishermen
who have signed up for the Hardee
Lakes Fishing Tournament. Regi-
stration begins at 5:30 a.m. and
there is a tournament meeting at 6
when fishermen, who were as-
signed to one of the four lakes in a
Friday night meeting, get final
instructions.
Fishing starts at 6:45 and ends at
1:15 p.m. While results are com-
puted, lunch is provided. At 2 p.m.,
results will be posted and prizes
awarded. All monies paid in, will
be paid out and there will be addi-
tional prizes. There is also a prize
for largest catfish taken in bank
fishing.
For information, call Erica
Scheipsmeier at 773-4450 or drop
by Austin Growers, 1329 U.S. 17
N. Tournament fees must be pre-
paid.
KIDS FISHING
The Florida Council on Crime
and Delinquency and Castaway 4-
H Club are combining their efforts
to manage the kids tournament
where about 200 are expected.
Registration for kids 5 to 15
begins at 7 a.m. so-camping over-
night might be a good option. There
will be a longest cast competition
as well as the regular bank fishing,
with prizes in each age group for
biggest fish, total weight of fish
caught and longest cast.
Lunch and door prizes will be
provided for the children in the
tournament. Every child who enters
will receive a rod and perhaps a
tackle box as long as the supply
provided by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
trailer-lasts ...
For more information, call
Walter Williamson at 773-0766.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Many organizations and busi-
nesses in Hardee, Polk, Highlands
and Hillsborough counties have
supported Nature Fest, absorbing
the costs of the tents,..tEam and .
other events.
The partnership of the Chamber
of Commerce and Hardee County
Commission has been enhanced by
the lake management by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the newly formed
Hardee Recreation Association.
The latter is a non-profit group to
raise funds to support all the coun-
ty parks. They will have a lemon-
ade stand and membership meeting
under one of the tents. Anyone is
welcome to join. ."We need some
new, young fresh blood to help us,"
said Diana Youmans, one of the
officers.
PAST AND FUTURE"
Youmans, a former teacher and
public information officer for
Mosiacs, recalls her passion as a


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The annual WalkAmerica spon-
sored by the March of Dires will
be held in Wauchula this Saturday.
Crown Ford will be hosting this
year's walk, and it will begin at 9
a.m. at the dealership on U.S. 17.
Afterward there will be an
Appreciation Party with food,
drinks and door prizes.
Everyone is encouraged to attend
and participate in the walk. By
pledging support, it will enable the
March of Dimes to further its
research and programs that help
save the lives of infants across the
country.
Some of the programs benefited


by the March of Dimes include pre-
maturity research, gene therapy
research, health care coverage, the
national folic acid campaign and
the March of Dimes Resource
Center.
The Resource Center provides
help and information on pregnancy
and birth defects.
The March of Dimes was found-
ed in 1938 to fund research pro-
grams, community services, educa-
tion and an advocacy to save
infants.
It is a nationwide volunteer
health agency whose mission is to
help in the prevention of birth
defects, premature birth and infant
mortality.


The diesel engine is named for Rudolf Diesel, a German engineer
who developed the device in 1897. In 1913, he mysteriously disap-
peared aboard a ship bound for London.


LPeFoTePt


HOMECOMING


Sunday, May 6th

10:30 am
Dinner on the grounds following service.


^ guest 2lreacher


W "ayne Clayton


of Hopewell Baptist @(huirch

in OPlant Pity



Fort Green Baptist Church
2865 Baptist Church Rd., Bowling Green 773-9013
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CHARGE
Continued From 1A
Police Department wrote in his
arrest report.
Further, she alleged Wood con
tinued to sexually abuse her.
Beattie said Wood was. inter-
viewed by police several times, and
that he denied the allegations
against him.
He said Wood willingly submit-
ted to and paid for his own poly-
graph exam in Winter Haven
Wood failed the exam, the chiel
charged.
A second polygraph was admin-
istered under the control of the
Wauchula Police Department on
April 13, Beattie said. During that
test, Wood allegedly admitted to
the examiner that he had inappro-
priately touched the now 14-year-
old child.
One week later, on Friday, Wood
was brought back into the station
for questioning, Beattie said.
He reportedly confessed to the
abuse and said it had occurred over
a period of five years and included
fondling, kissing and digital
assaults, the police chief said;
Wood was taken into custody at
11:30 a.m.


The warmest temperature ever
recorded in the United States
was 134F, at Greenland Ranch,
California, July 10, 1913.


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April 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


A-TEAM
Continued From 1A


The team placed second in the
room with a final score of 200,
trailing Walton by 102 points.
On the second day of competition
in the semi-finals, the Academic
Team squared off with Jackson.
Wakulla, Monroe and DeSoto
counties. Once more, the 'Cats
trailed behind in second place, with
155 points to Wakulla's 222.
Even with playing second in both
preliminary rounds, the team still
secured its spot in the finals.
Going into the match the players
were nervous as they gathered and
set up on the playing platform.
The finals match is always the
most intimidating, as players sit on
a tiered stage with microphones to
speak into and a television screen
behind them displaying the action
for the crowd.
Competing against the Wildcat
Six were Suwannee, Wakulla,






Parents Of 8th
Graders To Meet
Hardee Senior High School
will be holding an orientation for
the parents of eighth graders on
Tuesday. The meeting will be in
the high school auditorium at
6:30 p.m. The high school will
be explaining the new curricu-
lum, graduation requirements
and the registration process.
At the meeting, guidance
counselors and administrators
from both the senior and junior
high school will be available to
answer questions. On Wednes-
day, May 2, high school guid-
ance .counselors will explain the
registration process to the
eighth-grade students.

Car Seat
Course Offered
The Early Learning Coalition
of Florida's Heartland Inc. and
the Florida Highway Patrol will
be offering ELC.parents a free
class on proper car seat safety.
It will include instruction on
installation of car seats and
information about recalls and
expiration dates.
For $10 parents can obtain a
new seat. The class will be held
next Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
at the ELC office, located at 324
N. Sixth Ave. in Wauchula.
Space- is limited, so ELC par-
ents should call 767-1002 to
reserve a spot today
(Thursday).

Good Shepherd
Needs Volunteers
Good Shepherd Hospice is
currently seeking volunteers to
assist caregivers and to provide
companionship to patients.
Volunteers must commit two to
four hours a week and receive
training. In addition to support-
ing patients and their families at
home, volunteers may also visit
patients in assisted living facili-
ties and nursing homes.
Volunteers can also provide
important office support, staff
special events and work at Life's
Treasures Thrift Store. Training
sessions will be held at various
times and places in the county.
Call Natalia Conner at 863-991-
0558 before May 4 for more
information or visit online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Team members got a chance to meet a real celebrity at the ban-
quet as Goofy made a special appearance.


Walton, Gadsden and Monroe
counties.
This time, the team took an early
lead in the five-point round and
kept a narrow lead throughout the
entire match. It eked out a win by
10 points over Walton and 12
points over Wakulla, with a final
score of 189.
As in recent years, Hardee had its
own "cheering section" present at
the finals. A-Team alumni, parents
of players and members of other
teams were there to root the
Wildcats on.
"I am excited about the back-to-
back championships and I look for-
ward to the three-peat," said HHS
Assistant Principal Christopher
Neff, who attended both the semi-
finals and finals matches.
After the grueling final match,
the students were given a break
from play and dressed up in their
best attire for the formal
Commissioner's Academic Chal-
lenge banquet.
This year, the Hardee team had
18 guests present and required
three tables for everyone to be able
to sit, another team record.
Here they were recognized as the
winners and presented with the
state championship trophy and a
$500 scholarship donated by the
Friends of Academic Excellence.
Additionally, it was announced
that Capt. Stagg was selected for
Team Florida, an all-star team com-
posed of the best players from each
of the three divisions. The team
will go on to compete nationally
against the best of the other states
in the Panasonic Academic Chal-
lenge in June.
The players and coaches will
each receive a championship ring
from Herff Jones featuring the cov-
eted blue inlaid stone.
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Obituaries


PAM BLADEN
Pam Bladen, 41, of Wauchula,
died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 in
Tampa.
She was born April 22, 1965 in
St. Louis, Mo., and had lived in
Hardee County for 3 1/2 years,
coming from the Florida Keys.
She was a homemaker, a member
of Maranatha Baptist Church in
Zolfo Springs, and played the piano
for the church.
Survivors include her husband,'
Marshall Bladen of Wauchula; two
sons, Curtis and Nathan Bladen of
Wauchula; parents, Ken and Ada
Baker of St. Louis, Mo.; three sis-
ters, Liz Baker, Carol Field, and
Kate Knechel, all of St. Louis, Mo.;
and one brother, David Baker of St.
Louis, Mo.
Visitation was held Saturday,
April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Services
were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with Pastor
Larry Clayton officiating. Burial
was in New Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Maranatha Baptist
Church, designated for Missions in
memory of Pam Bladen, 2465
Oxendine Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL
33890.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


DONALD NEILL HENDRY
Donald Neill Hendry, 73, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, April 22,
2007 in Wauchula.
He was born May 14, 1933 in
Fort Green, and had been a lifetime
resident of Hardee County. He was
a member of Fort Green Baptist
Church and the Sons of Confeder-
acy.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Mary Hendry.
Survivors include four children,
Sidney King of Bartow, Billy
Morrison of Lakeland, Betty
Edmund of Bartow, and Edgar
Morrison of Auburndale; two sis-
ters, Julia Faye Davis of Wauchula
and Harriet Hendry of Wauchula;
11 grandchildren, 17 great-grand-
children, and several nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-
nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 24,
6-8 p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel. Services were held at 10
a.m. Wednesday at Fort Green
Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian
Laker, Dennis Sasser and Lannie
King officiating. Burial was in
Fort Green Methodist Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
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DAVID L
HENDERSON
David L. Henderson, 57, of
Zolfo Springs, died Monday,
April 23, 2007 at home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1950 in
Cullman, Ala., and was a five
year resident of Hardee County
coming from Manatee County.
He was employed as a grove
supervisor with Tribritton Grove,
Ltd.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, William and Gladys
Henderson, and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife,
Lori Henderson; 11 children,
David Henderson of Wauchula,
Tommy Henderson and Michael
Henderson, both of Ocala,
Patricia Taylor, Darrell Hender-
son, William Henderson,,Robbie
Lane, Ashley Henderson, Megan
Henderson, Kourtney Hender-
son, and Darren Henderson, all
of Zolfo Springs; one nephew,
Taffy Williams of Lakeland; sis-
ter, Mary Smith of Wauchula;

Henderson, Kevin Taylor, Bobby
Taylor, Tommy Henderson Jr.,
Michael Henderson, Tober Wil-
liams and Felicity Williams.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until ser-
vice time with services being
held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday)


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DAVID L. HENDERSON
David L. Henderson, 57, of Zolfo
Springs, died Monday, April 23,
2007 at home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1950 in
Cullman, Ala., and was a five year
resident of Hardee County coming
from Manatee County. He was
employed as a grove supervisor
with Tribritton Grove, Ltd.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, William and Gladys Hen-
derson, and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Lori
Henderson; 11 children, David
Henderson of Wauchula, Tommy
Henderson and Michael Hender-
son, both of Ocala, Patricia Taylor,
Darrell Henderson, William Hen-
derson, Robbie Lane, Ashley Hen-
derson, Megan Henderson, Kourt-
ney Henderson, and Darren Hen-
derson, all of Zolfo Springs; one
nephew, Taffy Williams of Lake-

land; sister, Mary Smith of Wau-
chula; seven grandchildren, David
Ray Henderson, Kevin Taylor,
Bobby Taylor, Tommy Henderson
Jr., Michael Henderson, Tober
Williams and Felicity Williams.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service
time with services being held at 1
p.m. today (Thursday) at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


BERTHA ELIZABETH
JUDAH
Bertha Elizabeth Judah, 92, of
Bowling Green died Sunday, April
22, 2007, at Florida Hospital, Wau-
chula.
She was born March 20, 1915, to
Lula Mae Dillard Judah and John
Samuel Judah. She was a resident
of Hardee County for 81 years. She
graduated from Wauchula High
School in 1934. She is a graduate of
Florida Southern College and held
a master's degree from Florida
State University. She taught first
grade students until she retired in
1978. She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Bowling Green
where she served as pianist and
organist in her younger years. She
was also a member of the Eastern
Star.
She is survived by one sister,
Sarah Helen Lovett of Fort Meade;
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at the Brant
Funeral Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 25. Services
will be held today (Thursday) at
Brant. Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m.
followed by a graveside service at
Bowling Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to a charitable organiza-
tion of your choice.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


GLORIA ROBERTS GRIMES
Gloria Roberts Grimes, 67, of
Fort Meade, died Saturday, April
21, 2007, at Consulate Health Care
of Lakeland.
Born Sept. 13, 1939 in Fort
Meade, she was a lifelong resident.
She was employed at Carpenter's
Home, Lakeland and was a member
of the Mount Pisgah Baptist
Church of Fort Meade.
Survivors are two daughters,
Earlene Selena Mobley of
Zanesville, Ohio, and Sherry
Skeenes of Wauchula; three sons,
Calvin Seger of Zanesville, Ohio,
Richard Mobley of Palatka and
Michael Mobley of Lakeland; two
brothers, Clyde Roberts of Fort
Meade and Milfred Crews of
Gainesville; one sister, Mildred
Crowley of Gainesville; and one
grandson, Christopher Starkey of
Zanesville, Ohio.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 24,
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Wednesday at
11 a.m. at the funeral home with the
Rev. Harold Armstrong officiating.
Interment followed in Mount
Pisgah Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


WILLIAM A. "BILLY"
WILSON
William A. "Billy" Wilson, 91, of
Bartow, died, Sunday, April 22,
2007, at his home.
He and his twin sister Betty were
born March 23, 1916, in Sarasota to
A.E. and Mary Alice Wilson. He
was a resident of Bartow since
2002.
He was a WWII Army veteran,
serving three years in Germany
during the Battle of the Bulge with
the Sixth Armored Tank Division.
He retired after 17 years with U.S.
Phosphoric in Gibsonton. He also
ran cattle ranches in Hillsborough,
Hardee and DeSoto counties. He
was a member of the DeSoto
Masonic Lodge No. 105 in
Riverview and the Blue Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Mary
Sumner Wilson of Bartow; two
sons, Dale E. Wilson and wife
Judith of Avon Park and Ronald G.
Wilson and wife Sherri of
Charleston, S.C.; three daughters,
Denise N. Earnest of Orlando,
Emma N. Collins and husband
Lamar of Bartow and Etwenda
Wade and husband Tim of
Washington, Ga.; three sisters,
Betty Evers of Lithia, Opal Benson
of Winter Park and Dorothy Gunn
and husband Bob of Brandon; 14
grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Family received friends at the
funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday evening. Services are
today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Au-
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PAM
BLADEN
Pam Bladen, 41, of Wauchula,
died Wednesday, April 18, 2007
in Tampa.
She was born April 22, 1965 in
St. Louis, Mo., and had lived in
Hardee County for 3 1/2 years,
coming from the Florida Keys.
She was a homemaker, a member
of Maranatha Baptist Church in
Zolfo Springs, and played the
piano for the church..
Survivors include her husband,
Marshall Bladen of Wauchula;
two sons, Curtis and Nathan
Bladen of Wauchula; parents,
Ken and Ada Baker of St. Louis,
Mo.; three sisters, Liz Baker,
Carol Field, and Kate Knechel,
all of St. Louis, Mo.; and one
brother, David Baker of St.
Louis, Mo.
Visitation was held Saturday,
April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday
at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel with Pastor Larry Clay-
ton officiating. Burial was in
New Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Maranatha
Baptist Church, designated for
Missions in memory of Pam
Bladen, 2465 Oxendine Rd.,
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WOODROW J. McCOMBS
Woodrow J.. McCombs, 81, of
Zolfo Springs, died Monday, April
23, 2007 at Fawcett Memorial
Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was a lifetime member and a
past Commander of the VFW Post
10285 in Wauchula having served
in the U.S. Army. He was retired
from Bethlehem Steel and was
member of the Lions Club. He
attended the First Baptist Church in
Zolfo Springs.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Roxie Maude Poole
McCombs and Thomas McCombs;
two brothers, Mansel and Jesse;
and two sisters, Mary and Lilly.
He is survived by his wife of 58
years Bethal Pass whom he married
on Sept. 19, 1948. He is also sur-
vived by five children, Patricia
Reed and husband Dan, Jim
McCombs, Paul McCombs and
wife Barb, Linda Didelot and hus-
band Jay, and William McCombs
and wife Gayle; 13 grandchildren,
Alicia, Michael and Gabriel
Masiulis, Darrin McCombs, Laura
Mosley, Karen luli, Arin Andrew
and Phil Didelot, Hayley Valent,
Steve Shaw, Lindsey Lewis and
Sara Nadratowski; and eight great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be today (Thurs-
day) from 6 until 8 p.m. at Brant
Funeral Chapel. Services will be
held on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m.
at the Brant Funeral Chapel in
Wauchula with the Rev. Jack White
officiating. Burial will follow in the
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
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RAQUIL JIMENEZ
Raquil Jimenez, 53, of Bowling
Green, died April 20, 2007 in
Bartow.
Raquil was born on April 30,
1953 in Hastings, and was a life-
long resident of Hardee County.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Elocadia and Regino
Jimenez, five brothers, Ricky,
Santiago, and Sonny Aguilar, and
Rene and Roberto Jimenez, and 1
sister, Delia Salas.
She is-survived by four children,
Anita Briseno, Carmen Alamia and
Lisa Jimenez, all of Bowling Green
and Raul Alamia Jr. of Wauchula;
three brothers, Elijio Aguilar of
Mississippi, Ruben Salas of
Wauchula, and Regino Jimenez of
Bowling Green; two sisters, Rosie
Esquivel and Rebecca Sanchez,
both of Wauchula; and seven
grandchildren, Cynthia Briseno,
Anthony Briseno, and Mia Alamia,
all of Bowling Green, Armando
Alamia, rmar Alamia, Jason
Alamia, and Austin Alamia, all bf
Wauchula.
Viewing service was Sunday,
April 22 at 6 p.m. Funeral services
were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at
Apostolic Assembly Church in
Wauchula with Pastor Mario
Zamora officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery.
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LEAVE WALKER
Leavie Walker, 58, of Zolfo
Springs, died Sunday, April 22,
2007 in Chiefland.
He was born July 5, 1948 in
Wauchula and had been a lifelong
resident of Zolfo Springs. He was
a Baptist and a graduate of-Hardee
High School. He was a carpenter
and a Vietnam veteran, serving in
the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Francis M. Walker and
mother, Dorothy Harrelson Walker.
He is survived by his wife,
Martha; one son, Cliff Davis of
Alabama; one step-daughter, Gena
Criss of Cross City; two brothers,
Lawrence Walker of Augusta, Ga.
and Kenneth Walker of Zolfo
Springs.
Memorial services will be held
on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
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LEAVE
WALKER
Leavie Walker, 58, of Zolfo
Springs, died Sunday, April 22,
2007 in Chiefland.
He was born July 5, 1948 in
Wauchula and had been a lifelong
resident of Zolfo Springs. He
was a Baptist and a graduate of
Hardee High School. He was a
carpenter and a Vietnam veteran,
serving in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Francis M. Walker and
his mother, Dorothy Harrelson
Walker.
He is survived by his wife,
Martha; one son, Cliff Davis of
Alabama; one step-daughter,
Gena Criss of Cross City; two
brothers, Lawrence Walker of
Augusta, Ga. and Kenneth
Walker of Zolfo Springs.
Memorial services will be held
on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wau-
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Donald Neill Hendry, 73, of'
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2007 in Wauchula.
He was born May 14, 1933 in
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He was a member of Fort Green
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Class 4A-District 10 Lady
Wildcats finished their 2007 run at
the playoffs on April 17.
The Lady 'Cats had the unenvi-
able task of facing the home team
Avon Park Lady Red Devils in the
first round of the playoffs. Hardee
did not go down as easily as the 8-
3 final score might indicate.
The Red Devils put a pair of
scores on the board early but
increased that to 5-1 with a four-run
outburst in the home half of the'
third inning when Julie Lamb
tripled, Heather Barnes doubled
and Missy Lander followed that
with a triple.
In the fifth, Hardee tried to come
back, with a double by Amber
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Chelsea Steedley. But, when senior
Danielle Hines was out coming
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RAQUIL
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ing Green, died April 20, 2007 in
Bartow.
Raquil was born .on April 30,
1953 in Hastings, and was a life-
long resident of Hardee County.
She was a homemaker. .1
--She-was preceded-in-death by
her parents, Elocadia and Regino
Jimenez,. five brothers, Ricky,
Santiago, and Sonny Aguilar, and
Rene and Roberto Jimenez, and 1
sister, Delia Salas.
She is survived by four chil-
dren. Anita Briseno, Carmen
Alamia and Lisa Jimenez, all of
Bowling Green and Raul Alamia
Jr. of Wauchula; three brothers,
Elijio Aguilar of Mississippi,
Ruben Salas of Wauchula, and
Regino Jimenez of Bowling
Green; two sisters, Rosie
Esquivel and Rebecca Sanchez,
both of Wauchula;, and seven
grandchildren, Cynthia Briseno,
Anthony Briseno, and Mia
Alamia, all of Bowling Green,
Armando Alamia, Omar Alamia,
Jason Alamia, and Austin
Alamia, all of Wauchula.
Viewing service was Sunday,
April 22 at 6 p.m. Funeral ser-
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Monday, at Apostolic Assembly'
Church in Wauchula with Pastor
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bat of Ashton Shirey and doubling
runner Ashley Howze.
Down 8-2 in the seventh, Hardee
still tried to rally. Junior Paige
Avery and soph Chelsea Owens
were on the corners with no outs.
However, Owens was caught steal-
ing, negating the effect of the
Chelsea Steedley triple to left field,
which scored Avery. The final two
batters were retired.
First-year coach Liz Lenhart has
been overall pleased with her
squad's improvement during the
season. She will lose seniors
Cynthia Briseno, Jamie Buckley,
Hines, Bethany Lang and Lindsey
Moye to graduation.
Expected to return are juniors
Avery, Casey Johnson, Kayla Pella
and Amber Steedley, sophs Kim
Cason, Alivia Daniels, Owens,
Miranda Powell, Lola Rivera, Lucy
Ruiz, Candis Thomas and Robert-
son, and frosh Paige Clark, Caitlyn
Chason, Kristina Garcia, Kaitlyn
Hanshaw, Haley Marshall, Lindy
Rossman, Marisa Shivers, Leonora
Shoffner, Chelsea Steedley and
Heather St. John.
Lenhart has been assisted this
year by Linda Arredondo, while
Sarah Lenhart and Amy Dellepere
handled the junior varsity girls.



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DOROTHY.
HENDRY PERKINS
Dorothy Hendry Perkins, 89, a
1935 graduate from Wauchula
High School, died March 15,
2007 in Clearwater following a
lengthy illness.
She was a descendant of the
pioneering Hendry family that
settled in south central Florida.
Ms. Perkins lived for many years
in Falls Church, Virginia, where
she was active in the Florida State
Society and Lake Barcroft
Women's Association. She had
been a Clearwater resident since
the early 1980s.
Her husband, the late J.A.
Perkins of Tampa, passed away in
1985.
She is survived by her daughter,
Pamela (Perkins) O'Connor of
Ashburn, Virginia, two grand-
sons, William Shawn O'Connor
and Ryan Anthony O'Connor who
both reside in northern Virginia,
and a great grandson, Kieran
Patrick O'Connor.
Services were held on March
19th at the Blount & Curry
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'Cats Beat Dawgs; Play Thursday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
'The Hardee Wildcats c- ,e from
behind twice to snatch a 6-4 district
win over the DeSoto Bulldogs.
The come-back win was the
Class 4A District 10 quarterfinal
game between Hardee and DeSoto
at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
'The victory puts Hardee in the
game tonight (Thursday) at 7
against the host Sebring Blue
Streaks, the district number one
seed who had a bye on Tuesday.
Both teams went down quickly in
the first inning Tuesday afternoon.
The visiting team, DeSoto, plated
three runs in the top of the second
on three hits and a key error which
kept the Bulldogs running the
bases.
Hardee began to chip away at the
DeSoto lead, putting one run on the
board in the fourth when Mike
Hollenbeck doubled, went to third
on a Briant Shumard sacrifice and
came home on a Justin Painter hit
to right field.
Keeping DeSoto at bay, Hardee
tied the game in the home half of
the fifth. Cody Greene singled to


center and Weston Palmer hit to
right field. A fielder's choice took
out Greene but left Palmer and Will
Krause on base. A Jake Benavides
hit scored Palmer and Hollenbeck
dropped a shot in short left center
to score Krause. It was 3-3.
DeSoto retaliated ',' a run in
the top of the sixth with a walk and
back-to-back hits by Robert Fussell
and Kyle Steyer to make it a 4-3
game.
Hardee wasn't about to quit.
With two down, Ben Krause was
plunked by a pitch, with Jeremy
Hollenbeck going in as a pinch run-
ner. Greene singled to right field. A
Palmer hit hopped high and he beat
it out to load the bases.
Pitcher Will Krause took the first
pitch for a ride to the left field wall,
bringing all three teammates home
and making it a 6-4 game.
In the top of the seventh, DeSoto
was able to get only one runner on.
base when Dalton Day walked.
Three ground-outs shut down the
Bulldogs and preserved the Hardee
win.
Despite the loss, Bulldog coach
Whit Cornell, who has had some of


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Rewis was elated. "It was a great


win. Regardless of what happened
up to this point or after it, this
makes it a good season. To be down
three runs in a district game and
come back shows the character
they have. It's as big a win as we've
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Concert I
. Chorus members at both the
junior and senior high schools will
come together tonight (Thursday)
in a performance open to the pub-
lic.
The Hardee Junior High School
Chorus, under the direction of
Christina Murray, and the Hardee
Senior High School Chorus, under
the direction of David Radford, will
combine efforts for their annual-
Spring Concert.
It will begin at 6 p.m. and will be


s Tonight
held in the new Hardee Junior
High/Hilltop Elementary School
Auditorium.
The concert will be packed with
such favorites as selections from
"High School Musical," "It Don't
Mean a Thing," "Can't Buy Me
Love," "100 Years," "Inside Your
Heaven" and "What Hurts the
Most." There also will be picks
from "West Side Story" and others.
Included in the performance are
Latin pieces like "Jubilate Deo"


and "Gloria" and some traditional
spirituals like "Didn't My Lord
Deliver Daniel?" and "When the
Sun Goes In."


Then there will be the annual
tribute to the chorus's seniors with
the song "Friends."
The concert will feature the


Hardee Junior High School Choir,
the Hardee Senior High School
Concert Choir, and the Hardee
Senior High School Cabaret


Admission is $2 per person and
will cover the cost of the concert
and the overall support of the two
programs.


Teacher Recruitment

Fair At SFCC May 17


Prospective teachers can learn
about teaching opportunities, inter-
view for jobs and attend workshops
at an Educator Recruitment Fair
next month.
The fair will be held on
Thursday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.
in the South Florida Community
College University Center on the
Highlands Campus. It is for people
seeking teaching jobs in public
schools.
Recruitment specialists and
administrators from the school
boards of Hardee, Highlands,
DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and
Okeechobee counties will be on
hand to discuss job openings.
Computers will be available for
applicants to use for completing
their online instructional applica-
tions.
Walk-ins will be accommodated
for job interviews, although appli-
cants are encouraged to schedule
appointments in advance by calling
the SFCC Career Center at 784-
7410 or by sending e-mail to
careercenterjobsearch@southflori-


da.edu.
Through workshops and dis-
plays, professionals will learn how
they can change careers and
become certificated teachers
through the college's Educator
Preparation Institute or the Heart-
land Educational Consortium's
alternative certification program.
Representatives will also be avail-
able to discuss unique programs
such as Troops to Teachers and
Spouses to Teachers, which provide
scholarships to eligible military
veterans and their spouses while
they train to become certified
teachers.
Workshops will cover such prac-
,tical topics as the path to certifica-
tion, job interviewing tips and inno-
vative approaches to teacher train-
ing.
Heartland Workforce's mobile
van will provide general informa-
tion about employment and hous-
ing to people considering moving
to the area.
Admission to the recruitment fair
and workshops' is free.


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Golf Tourney Raises $13,000


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An April 14 golf tourney raised
over $13,000 for Project Gradua-
tibn, the group raising funds for a
safe graduation party for the Class
of 2007.
Sponsored by Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. (PRECo),
the annual tournament was a suc-


cess. "There's no real pressure to
get out there and be the best golfer.
The most important thing to bear in
mind is that it's all for the seniors of
Hardee; they're the winners at the
end of the day," said Jeff Cornelius,
PRECo manager of energy ser-
vices.
With great weather, the 18 four-
person teams played a round of 18


holes. The Elks Lodge provided a
barbecued chicken dinner after
which prizes were awarded to thel
half dozen best teams and a raffle
was held for other prizes.
More than a dozen area business-
es and many individuals con-
tributed to the success of the tour-
nament by donating funds and time
to the event.


Taking first place net were (left to right) Scott Pittman, Willie Anderson, David Smedley and (not
pictured) Greg Moye.


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Dixie Bells


Began Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Dixie Belles got all
four teams in action in opening
games in the last 10 days.
The Belles began with a double-
header on Saturday, April 14 and
played two games last Tuesday and
Friday nights. When the dust set-
tled, the David Singletary State
Farm Pride are in first place with a
2-0-1 record, not far ahead of the
KMW Photography Patriots at 2-1.
The Peace Electric Cooperative
Inc. Racers are next with a 1-1-1
record and the Mosiac Phosphates
Co. Wahoos are still looking for a
win.
Games are played on Tuesdays
.and Thursdays at 6 and 7:45 p.m.
on the fields at the Recreational
Complex off Altman Road just
north of the high school.
The season started on Saturday
with the opening game a 7-7 tie
between the Pride and the Racers.
For the Pride, a run apiece came
from Caitlin Chason, Emma
Marshall, Leigha Trammell, Penny
McGuire, Celeste Williams and
Cierra Martinez. Other Pride play-
ers are Amber Hines, Courtney
Chason, Marisa Shivers, Haley
Marshall, Taylor Bolin, Haley
Shelton and Melissa Hartley.
Scoring for the Racers were
Elvira Servin, Heather St. John,
Keri Douglas, Kaitlyn Hanshaw,
DeSerea Newcomb and Kristina
Garcia, who touched home twice.
Other Racers are Sabrina Hernan-
dez, Amanda McNabb, Emily
Starratt, Carrie Crews, Megan Hen-
derson, Michelle Oliver, Nicole
Brown and Naomi Erekson.
In the second game on Saturday,
the Patriots outscored the Wahoos
15-8.
McKayla Jeter was the only
triple-tally batter for the Patriots.
Stephanie Lewis, Savannah Selph,
Kayla Knight, Kayla Powell and
Kaitlyn Rowe added twin scores
and Sierra Coronado, Christa
Shiver and Summer Sisum each put
a run on the board. Other Patriots
are Cassidy Knight and Courtney
Parks.
Chelsea Steedley was the only
two-score batter for the Wahoos,
while Sarah Reyna, Kate Krause,
Eryn Mahoney, Kristin Bergens,
Courtney Buckley and Aleeza


Arguijo came across home plate
once each. Other Wahoos are Lindy
Rossman, Taylor Pohl, Summer
Palmer and Courtney Gunnoe.
The 6 p.m. game on Tuesday was
a 9-4 win for the Pride over the
Wahoos.
Caitlyn Chason circled the bases
three times for the Pride. Bolin
added twin scores and Courtney
Chason, Shivers, Haley Marshall
and Emma Marshall came around
to score once each.
The Wahoos got solo scores from
Buckley, Arguijo, Bergens and
Palmer. Reyna was stranded twice
and Mahoney and Rossman were
also.left aboard.
In the Tuesday nightcap, the
Patriots ran past the Racers 14-2.
Leadoff batter Lewis was the
only Patriot to cross home three
times. Selph and Shiver added a
pair of scores apiece and Kayla
Knight, Cassidy Knight, Powell,
Jeter, Coronado, Parks and Sisum
added a run each.
Hernandez and Servin each put a
run on the board for the Racers, but
McNabb, St. John, who tripled,
Hanshaw and Newcomb were left
on base.
On Friday night, the Racers
nipped the Wahoos 11-10 in the
early game.
Douglas came around to score
three times for the Racers. Servin
chipped in with twin tallies and
Crews, Starratt, Erekson, Garcia,
St. John, Newcomb and Hanshaw
crossed home plate.once each.
For the Wahoos, it was Steedley,
Buckley and Mahoney coming
across home twice apiece. Krause,
Bergens, Palmer and Rossman each
came around to score once.
The Friday late game was a barn-
burner, with the Pride outlasting the
Patriots 6-3.
Bolin, Hartley and Martinez each
tripled and Haley Marshall, Emma
Marshall, and Williams each dou-
i bled for the Pride. Haley Marshall
and Courtney Chason each scored
twice and Caitlin Chason and
Emma Marshall added a run apiece.
Rowe, Kayla Knight and Cassidy
Knight each tripled for the Patriots
and Selph and Jeter added doubles.
Cassidy Knight, Jeter and Parks
scored in a fourth-inning rally
which came up a bit short.


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Dixie Majors Move Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another week has gone by and
the 2007 Dixie Majors continue to
play a half dozen games each week.
By the end of the second full
week, the Joe L. Davis Braves
appear to be the team to beat with
its 5-0 record. Behind them are
three teams all nestled at 3-2, the
Chapman Fruit Athletics (A's), the
Florida Fuel Mets and the All
Creature's Animal House Yankees.
Trailing are the Vision Ace Hard-
ware Reds and the Countryside
Growers Devil Rays.
Games began last Monday on a
.somber note as the Braves bashed
the Devil Rays 33-0.
Luke Palmer and Vince Grimsley
each homered and dofibled for the
Braves. Kramer Royal and Jacob
Bolin each also doubled. Leadoff
batter Bolin rounded the bases six
times, and Royal, Palmer and
Kasey Bryant each chipped in with
fi\e runs and Grimsley had four.


A German Figueroa double was
the only long-ball hit for the D-
Rays. Also stranded on the base
paths were Tommy Redding, Justin
Rickett and Kevin Kunkel.
On Tuesday night, it was a dou-
ble-header. On Field 1, the A's best-
ed the Reds 12-2.
Justin Forrester and Michael
Grace each doubled for the A's.
Luke Winter and Forrester each put
a trio of tallies on the board, and
Matthew Grace added two more.
Putting up single scores were
Ezekiel Servin, Tomas Gomez,
Michael Grace and Cole Choate.
John Michael Chason and Tyler
Hewett each came all the way
home for the Reds. Hits by Reed
Woods, Colton Mills and Bradley
Brewer helped the cause. Left on
base were Woods, Cleston
Saunders and Steve Crews.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Yankees defeated the Mets 13-3.
Wilson Bembry and Dustin
Scheel both doubled for the


Yankees. Frank Farias, Armando
Alamia, Jose Gonzales and Scheel
each rounded the bases twice and
Codie Dean, Bembry and Jordan
Jones added a run apiece. Two hits
by Jake Deanda helped out.
Dalton Reas, Cody Spencer and
Kris Johnson scored for the Mets in
the start of a third-inning rally.
Tim Steedley, Garrett Albritton,
Trenton Gantt, Wyatt Maddox and
Eric Klein were left on base.
In the only Thursday night game,
the Braves beat the Mets 10-3.
Grimsley homered and Palmer
doubled for the only extra-base hits
for the Braves. Bolin came around
to score three times, and Royal,
Palmer, Grimsley, Kyle Schrank,
Will Bennett, Robie Paris and
Bryant added a run apiece.
A Dustin Goodwyn double
helped the Mets, which got a run
apiece from Gantt, Johnson and
Tyler Bragg. Spencer, Tyler Cloud,
Michael Heine. Steedley and Reas
%%ere all left on base.


Friday's Field 1 game was a 5-4
win for the A's over the Yankees.
Rabon and Servin scored in the
first inning for the A's, and Winter,
Forrester and Choate came home in
the sixth inning, aided by a Michael-
Grace double. Matthew Grace,,
Winter ahd Forrester also stroked
doubles.
Scheel homered and Dean tripled
for the Yankees. Farias had three
hits. Altman, Dean, Scheel and
Bembry came around to score.
In the Field 2 finale, the Reds,
slipped past the Devil Rays 8-6. -,
A Mills double was the only
long-ball for the Reds. Hewett and
Mills each circled the bases twice
and Woods, Chason, Wyatt Kofke
and Crews put a run apiece on the
board.
The Rays answered with a Julian
Galvez double and two runs apiece
from Figueroa and Alex Clarke.,
Redding and Galvez added the
other scores. Rickett, Marco"
Deleon, Mason Waters, Redding
and Figueroa were all stranded on .
the base paths.
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7 Go To State


Track Meet


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seven athletes will represent
Hardee High in nine events at the
state track meet in Winter Park on
Saturday.
Coach Don Trew termed it "a
record-setting day" for the 'Cats
with three regional championships
and nine advancing to the state
championships, perhaps setting
some school records along the way.
Postenea "Tina" Louisjeune,
Lisnell Youyoute and the 4x100
relay team of Jayquan Gandy,
Marwin Simmons, Jimmy Cimeus
.and Youyoute took the gold in the
Class 2A Region 3 track meet at
,Frostproof last Friday.
Andrea "Dre" Parkinson, Pete
Solis, Cimeus and Gandy also qual-
ified in individual events.
Competition was keen at the
regional level with 26 schools com-
peting in the boys events and 27 in
,the girls. Hardee boys placed fourth
overall, behind Immokalee, Tampa
:Jesuit and Frostproof, but ahead of
,Tampa Berkeley Prep, Zephyrhills,
Lithia Newsome, Fort Myers
Dunbar, Clewiston, Brooksville
Hernando, Fort Myers Riverdale,
St. Petersburg Catholic, Fort Myers
Bishop Verot, Tampa Robinson,
Naples Golden Gate, Ridge,
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Engle-
wood Lemon Bay, Dade Pasco,
DeSoto, Naples Palmetto Ridge,
Clearwater Central Catholic,
Brooksville Nature Coast Tech,
Tampa Catholic, Haines City and.
Lake Wales.
Because of the work of
Parkinson and Louisjeune, Hardee
girls finished sixth overall.
Riverdale. Jesuit and DeSoto had
only boys teams, but were replaced
by Academy of Holy Names, Avon
Park, Braden River and Riverview
Spoto among the girls teams.
Hardee girls trailed Immokalee,
Golden Gate, Berkeley Prep,
Bishop Verot and Dunbar but beat
21 other teams.
The first Hardee champion came
when junior Louisjeune was co-
winner of the girls long jump, tying
Loutisha Hall of Immokalee with a
jump of 16 feet 11.75 inches.
Youyoute was second in the pre-
liminaries but won the 100 meter
dash by lowering his time to 10:65
seconds, 11 hundredths ahead of
Sederrik Cunningham of Zephyr-
hills who was first in the prelimi-


naries. Youyoute's time is probably
a new school record, said Trew.
Gandy placed 10th in that event.
Senior Youyoute joined with
juniors Gandy, Simmons and
Cimeus to take the boys 4x100 title
in a stellar time of 42.18 seconds,
69 hundredths faster than the near-
est competitor, Zephyrhills and
probably a new school record.
Junior Parkinson took a pair of
second-place ribbons, in the triple
jump and 100 high hurdles, where
she moved from fourth in the pre-
liminaries at 16:30 to second in the
finals with a time of 15.42. She was
also sixth in the high jump. In the
300 hurdles, she was first in the
preliminaries, but she hit the first
hurdle in the finals and ran with
pain for the rest of the race and
dropped to fifth place in a race she
seemed primed to medal in.
Cimeus was second in the pre-
liminaries of the 110 hurdles with a
time of 15.73 and lowered that to
14.90 in the finals but was beaten
by Trey Billian of Bishop Verot and
John Melton of Clewiston and had
to settle for third place. Olnel
Virgile moved from seventh to
sixth place and qualified for state in
an event which advanced the top
eight, instead of the top four as in
most events.
Gandy placed seventh in the boys
200 meter dash preliminaries but
moved up to fifth place in the finals
to advance to state in another event
allowing the top eight to go on.
Youyoute was 11th in that event.
Junior Solis placed fourth in the
400-meter dash with a time of
50.49, just 14 hundredths behind
the third-place runner and 69 hun-
dredths ahead of Robinson runner
Darrin Gibson.
Junior Jean Frenot placed ninth
in the boys 300-meter hurdles.
Virgile was 13th.
Senior Jose Gutierrez placed
eighth in the 800-meter or half-mile
run and seventh in the 1,600, or
mile run.
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Simmons, Solis and Francisco
"Paco" Lozano, who was injured in
an off-practice event, placed 10th.

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Ponytails Get Good Start


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first full week of games for
the Dixie Ponytails has ended.
After a pair of opening day
games, the Ponytails played three
games last week. By week's end, it
appeared the Central Pump and
Irrigation Dragons will have'tiP
upper hand, carving out a 3-0-
record. In second place are the
Peace River Growers Racers at 1-1
1 and the Gourley Plastering
Wahoos are looking for their first
win.
Games are played three evenings
a week, Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursday, at 7:15 p.m. at the
Recreation Complex fields off
Altman Road just north of the high
school.
In the first game of the double-
header on April 14, the Dragons
and Racers battled to a 9-9 tie"
before time ran out on them.
Hailey Andres and Hannah
Grisinger each circled the bases
twice for the Racers. Gemi
Saunders, Amber Franks, Brooke
Knight, Caryssa Johnson and Brea


Farrer each came home once. Other
Racers are Kaitlyn Thomas, Nikki
Franks, Brooke Dixon, Atasha
Johnston, Brooke Shelton and
Cacee Keller.
Ana Galvez and Alexan Maddox
were the twin-tally hitters for the
'Dragons. Brooke Conley, Kayla
,Jichols, Kendall Gough, Jakaysha
Lindsey and Arin Johnson each
added a run. Other Dragons are
,Jarleigh Henderson, Megan Hart-
man, Tori Henderson, Abby Vargas
and Reham Alqabsi.
In the Saturday late afternoon
game, the Dragons downed the
Wahoos 14-9.
Conley, Henderson and Nichols
were each two-score batters for the
Dragons. Vargas, Johnson, Hernan-
dez, Hartman, Maddox, Galvez,
Lindsey and Gough chipped in with
a run apiece.
Bridget Wiidden and Jessica
Harrison each doubled for the
Wahoos. Arissa Camel, Emily
Hughes, Holly Hughes, Carleigh
Coleman and Kelsey Powell each
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Albritton had a pair of scores.
Other Wahoos are Alex Ullrich,
Milli Jones, Dana Terrell, Sarah
Beth Albritton and Erica Roberts.
Last Monday's game was a lop-
sided 27-0 win for the Racers over
the Wahoos.
Thomas homered for the Racers.
Andrews had twin hits and a walk
to score three times. Amber Franks,
Knight and Thomas. also came
around to score three times.
Saunders, Johnson, Nicole Franks,
Farrer, Grisinger and Johnston
were each twin-tally batters. Dixon,
Shelton and Keller added a run
apiece.
For the Wahoos, Harrison, Ull-
rich, Jones, Powell and Coleman
were stranded on the basepaths.
The Tuesday game was a 15-3
win for the Dragons over the
Racers.
Gough homered for the Dragons.
Conley, Galvez, Gough, Henderson
and Lindsey each came around to
cioss home twice. Nichols,
Hernandez, Hartman and Vargas
touched home once each.
Nicole Franks, Dixon and Keller
were the only Racers to come
home. Saunders was stranded
twice. Grisinger, Farrer and John-
son were also left on base.
The week's finale on Thursday
night was a 19-7 win for the
Dragons over the Wahoos.
Galvez was the lone Dragon to
come around to home plate three
times. Conley, Gough, Henderson,
Lindsey, Hartman, Vargas and
Alqabsi added twin scores and
Nichols and Johnson each put a run
on the board.
Emily Hughes circled the bases
twice for the Wahoos, aided by twin
hits by Ullrich. Terrell, Whidden,
Coleman Hughes and Albritton
added solo scores


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advoca
The Dixie Boys
games between t
week.


Dixie Boys Play Twice
AN Michael Forrester each crossed Braves to come
ate home plate twice aind Royal, Scott Hits by Brandoe
held only two Donaldson, Dalton Hewett, Jeremy and Knight went
themselves last Rowe and Gough each added a run. stranded were R
Dustin Ratliff was the lone Gravson Lambert


The other games were against
Bartow teams, with both the Torrey
Oaks Rangers and the BJD
Excavating Red Sox playing the
other squads. Scores from those
games were unavailable at press
time.
In Wauchula, the Florida Ferti-
lizer Braves played the Red Sox on
Monday evening and the Rangers
played the Braves on Friday
evening. By week's end, the
Rangers had upped their record to
4-1, with the Braves at 2-3 and the
Red Sox at 1-4.
This week follows the same pat-
tern, with games against Bartow on
Tuesday evening and intrasquad
games on Monday and Friday.
In last Monday's game, the
Braves nipped the Red Sox 7-6.
A Joseph Adams double was the
only long-ball hit for the Braves.
Leadoff batter Grayson Lambert
circled the bases twice. Justin
Knight, Wintz Terrell, Justin Fones,
Caleb Reas and Adams crossed
home plate once each.
For the .Red Sox, a Kyle Ward
solo homer put one run on the
board. Jacob Mayer had four hits,
but only crossed home plate once.
Trenton Muntz put a pair of scores
in the book, and Daniel Miller,
Chase Revell, Murrell Winter
added solo scores.
On Friday night, the Rangers
scalped the Braves 11-1.
There were no extra base hits for
the Rangers, who kept singles and
walks going for their 11 runs.
Kalan Royal and Tanner Gough
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There has been an avalanche of news coverage in the last few
weeks to warn pet owners about contaminated cans and pouches of pet
food that have been reported to cause kidney failure in small animals.
I have not seen a dog or cat with suspicious symptoms of kidney
failure here in Hardee County. However, there have been a lot of ques-
tions about the subject because of the current media blitz concerning the
isolated cases of sickness blamed on contaminated pet food that has
been recalled by the manufacturers
Because of the recall, government and private laboratories, as well
as university diagnostic labs, are working around the clock to determine
what ingredient could be causing renal failure in pets and how to treat
them effectively.
I wholeheartedly support The Florida Veterinary Medical Associa-
tion suggestion that we should not be overly suspicious of commercial-
ly prepared foods. We have fed these pet foods for decades, our pets are
living longer, healthier lives, and now there is a lot of focus on geriatric
animal medicine.
There are more than 60 million cats and 55 million dogs enjoying
life as a family pet in America today. The current recall represents less
that 1% of the pet food products sold in this country. We are not seeing
a massive number of deaths, and the situation is definitely not consid-
ered of epidemic proportions.
Veterinarians diagnose and treat kidney disease on a regular basis,
but it is usually from the ingestion of things like, raisins, grapes,
garbage, molds or antifreeze or from the complications of periodontal.
disease. The symptoms include lethargy, lack of appetite and vomiting.
The pet food recall is essentially for soft food, canned or in a pouch.
By and large I have never recommended soft pet food, canned or in a
pouch. These gravy-type diets are very palatable. Pets relish the taste,
and they eat more than they need (much like people do with their
favorite dessert). Now we are dealing with an enormous obesity prob-
lem and the health risks they involve including kidney disease.
Frankly, I like a platter of fried venison, with a generous serving of
grits and gravy, some biscuits with cane syrup, and I salivate over fresh
guava cobbler. However, what I need is a grilled chicken breast, salad
and a couple vegetables. I have a choice, but our pets don't.
Our dogs and cats have flourished eating the commercial pet food
for many years, and they are living longer, healthier lives eating the
quality brands of pet foods.
The news media blitz about contaminated pet food will fade away
like the spinach, peanut butter, cantaloupes and all the hundreds of
products listed on Internet web sites about products we aren't aware that
have been recalled and many we didn't know existed.
This drama about the pet food will play out in the newspapers, on
television and ultimately and unfortunately in our courts. Sometimes I
don't agree when products or medication are recalled or pulled off the
market, but in this country I am convinced food commodities are the
most regulated, the best and the safest in the world.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007


PAGE ONE


Palmer Picked for All-State Academics


-

COURTESY PHOTOS
A dinner at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs honored Hardee County's emergency dispatchers.
Shown at the event are (front row, from left) Supervisor Hilda Norman, Sara Moore and Heather
Lee; (second row) Supervisor Jeanette Braddock and Kim Pfeiffer; (third row) Chrisy Reschke,
Yrma Limon and Supervisor Debbie Lovette; (fourth row) James Albritton, Devon Smith and 911
.Coordinator Jill Peve; (back row) Capt. Jose Cortez, David Stark and Sgt. Barry Schnable.


Special Week, Dinner Honor


Hardee County's Dispatchers


The week of April 9-15 was
National Telecommunicator Appre-
ciation Week.
The communications officers at


the Hardee County Sheriffs Office
were recognized on Thursday, April
12, by Sgt. Barry Schnable and
Capt. Jose Cortez with a dinner at

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Pioneer Park.
Others attending to show their
appreciation were sheriff's Maj.
Claude Harris Jr., Zolfo Springs
Police Chief Chris Baty and 911
Coordinator Jill Peve.
Baty thanked the dispatchers for
the job they do for the community
and to ensure the safety of his offi-
cers. Gerald Shackelford presented
a video of several public safety rep-
resentatives and civilians from
around the community, all express-
ing their acknowledgement and
appreciation for the job the com-
munication officers do.
Communications officers are the
first ones "on the scene" when an
emergency occurs. They are the
ones who calm down the caller,
keep the caller safe, gather the nec-
essary information, assist the caller,
get the correct agency to the scene,
and keep the responding officers
safe.
They have a very stressful job
and are often taken for granted,
officials at the dinner noted.
Communications officers present
were recognized for the work they
do throughout the year.
Additionally, Hilda Norman was
named Supervisor of the Year, and
Sara Moore was named Dispatcher
of the Year.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior three-sport athlete Weston
Palmer has joined 11 other boys
from around the state on the presti-
gious Academic All-State Team.
There are a dozen boys and
dozen girls chosen for the Florida
High School Academic All-State
teams, based on their grades and
varsity letters in at least two differ-
ent sports. Many of those chosen
from the 150 nominees from
around the state participated in
three sports and several were also
valedictorians.
Actually,. Palmer is one of three
Hardee High valedictorians this
year. Lauren Raulerson, Brett Stagg
and Palmer each carry 4.7 grade
point averages, based on the dual
enrollment and advanced place-
ment classes they have taken. All
three are going to top schools,
Palmer to Princeton University,
Raulerson to Columbia University
and Stagg to Duke University.
Selection for the Academic All-
State is keen. Palmer was nominat-
ed by his spring baseball coaches,
although his football or basketball
coaches could also have recom-
mended him. He excels in all three
sports and will attend Princeton and
play football there.
Each of the 24 student athletes
selected for the 2007 Academic
All-State Team automatically re-
ceives a $1,000 award and a com-
memorative medallion. In addition,
one boy and one girls will be
selected as the Scholar-Athlete of
the Year and received an additional
$3,000 and a trophy. Winners will
be announced at an awards banquet
on Thursday, May 31, at the
Orlando Airport Marriott.
Palmer faces some competition
for the boys top spot. Among them
are students from Palm Harbor
University High School, Arnold of
Panama City Beach, St. John
Neumann of Naples, Dr. Phillips of
Orlando, Flagler Palm Coast in
Bunnell, Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney, Jay, Auburndale,


and Sarasota Association or realors


Weston
Titusville, Bolles Academy in
Jacksonville and Gulliver Prep in
Miami.
A half dozen of them match
Palmer with a 4.0 unweighted


grade point average. He is the only
valedictorian, although a couple
rank second, third, fourth or fifth in
their classes. One other plans to
attend Princeton, two will go t6
Notre Dame, three to the University
of Florida and others to Georgia
Tech, the U.S. Naval Academy,
University of Michigan and
Harvard.
Parents Steve and Jennifer
Palmer of Wauchula, said late last
week that they "are excited for him.
It's something he's worked hard for
in the last four years. It's good to be
recognized for that. He knows that
God has made him academically
and athletically gifted and gives
110 percent."
The senior commented, "I am
really excited about the nomination
and it's an honor to be chosen and
go to the banquet with the rest of
these fellows."


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-Hardee


Gilbert Jaimes Wins

Trip To Washington


Four high school students from
Peace River Electric Cooperative's
service territory will soon be taking
a free trip to the nation's capital.
They are the winners of a contest
offered to llth-graders from 15
selected high schools in the cooper-
ative's 10-county service territory.
The prize consists of a one-week
tour of Washington, D.C., and a
$500 college scholarship.
Gilbert Jaimes of Hardee Senior
High School was among the win-
ners.
In June, Gilbert will accompany
Cassandra Collins of DeSoto
County High School, Arcadia;
Barbara Helfrick of Lakewood
Ranch High School, Bradenton;
and Crystal Price of Fort Meade
Middle-Senior High School on the
Washington D.C. Youth Tour. They
will be among 1,500 students from
electric cooperatives around the
nation.
The contest required students to
write an essay on the topic of rural
electrification and to submit an
application. The faculty at each
high school then selected one stu-
dent to-represent the school.
The National Rural Electric


Cooperative Association, head-
quartered in Washington, DC, has
coordinated the Youth Tour for over
40 years, sending high-school stu-
dents to visit the nation's capital.
The purpose is to educate young
people about the history and devel-
opment of rural electrification and
to promote a better understanding
of the value of rural electric coop-
eratives and their importance in the
economic development of rural
areas.
Students will meet with legisla-
tors on Capitol Hill and visit many
area points of interest, such as the
White House, U.S. Supreme Court,
National Cathedral, Washington
Memorial, FBI Building and many
more.
PRECo's support of students is
one way it gives back to the com-
munities it serves: Hardee, High-
lands, DeSoto, Polk, Manatee,
Sarasota, Hillsborough, Osceola,
Indian River and Brevard.
For more information regarding
Peace River Electric Cooperative
and the Youth Tour Program, call
PRECo's consumer line at 1-800-
282-3824 or visit the Web site at
www.preco.coop.


Program Helps Grads


Prepare F
South Florida Community Col-
lege is offering an intensive six-
week summer session to help
recent high-school graduates who
are enrolled in college for the first
time develop the skills they need to
succeed.
Students from Hardee, Highlands
and DeSoto counties are invited to
participate in the Summer Bridge
Program 2007 at the SFCC High-
lands Campus on June 4-July 31.
Students in the program will
focus on improving math, writing
and general academic skills, as well
as learn about the culture and
industries that make Florida
unique. Thus, the theme of the pro-
gram is "A Florida State of Mind."
"The Summer Bridge Program
will facilitate the transition
between high school and the com-
munity college," said Elizabeth
Andrews, SFCC instructor. "It is
for high- school seniors who did
not place into college-level cours-
es. The program will give them a


or College
jump start so that they are at the
college level with their peers next
fall."
By participating in the Summer
Bridge Program, students will
engage in.small-group instruction,
forge working relationships with
other college students, take part in
field trips, explore diverse and
rewarding' careers, develop good
study habits, acquire time manage-
ment skills, and make the most of
college services.
To apply for the program,
prospective students should request
an application from SFCC Student
Services and Registration or down-
load a copy from www.facts.org.
For further information, contact the
office of the dean of arts and sci-
ences at (863) 784-7330, or view a
brochure at www.southflorida.edu.
Financial aid is available to qual-
ified students. For financial aid
assistance, contact the SFCC Office
of Financial Aid at (863) 453-6661,
ext. 7254.


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PROUD MOMENT


COURTESY PHOTOS
Wauchula Woman's Club officers Vida Tomlinson (left) and Belva Vance are shown at Rest Haven
with the girls from the Bowling Green Youth Academy and their handiwork.

Teenagers Crochet Blankets For Elderly


Nearly two dozen girls who live
and go to school at Bowling Green
Youth Academy recently delivered
more than 30 afghans they created
to the elderly residents at Rest
Haven.
Some of the girls have decided to
pursue careers in geriatric care
because they were inspired by the
visit.
Jan Jackson, a Youth Academy
employee, got the ball of yarn
rolling along with the Wauchula
Woman's Club, which donated
"mountains of yarn," so the girls
could crochet the lap blankets.
"Two or three of the girls knew
how to crochet and they taught the
others. It was like a domino effect,"
Jackson said.
The whole thing began in
,November of last year, almost in
.conjunction with the holiday sea-
son, and that can be a lonely time
for the girls at Bowling Green
Youth Academy. The girls are part
of the New Beginnings program at
the facility, a multi-faceted treat-
ment and counseling team-
approach for girls 12-18 who have
had "problems with substance
abuse.
Because the girls are from all
over the state, family members can-
not always make the trip to visit
them if they live in the Panhandle
or in the Keys. In some instances,
the girls have no family members at
all, for one reason or another.
One student said it felt incredible
to do something for those elderly
residents at Rest Haven.
Jackson said that thought was
echoed by all of the girls who made
the trip with her. "Theyre not
familiar with the concept of doing
for others. The residents loved the
lap blankets. They'd say, 'You made
this? This is beautiful' and 'Please
bring the girls back to visit,'
Jackson said.
Jackson herself felt the intensity
of the success of the lap-blanket
program. When she returned to the
Bowling Green Youth Academy
after the visit, her cheeks were pink
and her eyes sparkled as she talked
about the girls' experience. Jack-
son is also the one who started the
Secret Sisters program at the acad-
emy, for people who want to send
things to the girls who have no
family to do so, like socks, shoes,
shampoo and other things.
Jackson said -the afghans could
not have been stitched without the
donations of yarn by the Wauchula
Woman's Club, Wauchula Girl
Scouts, Avion Palms Resort,
Orange Blossom RV Park, Belva
Vance, Connie Revell, Norma
Ruppel and some of the Secret
Sisters.
"We will do this again," Jackson
declared.


COURTESY PHOTO
Charles and Dimple Tillman of Wauchula recently went to Live Oak to attend their grandson's
signing of a national letter-of-intent for baseball. Daniel Tillman, the son of Bruce and Suzanne
Tillman, will attend Florida Southern College in Lakeland on a baseball scholarship. The 2007
graduate is a pitcher. His father is a 1980 Hardee High graduate. The young man is flanked by his
parents and grandparents, the Tillmans on the right side and maternal grandparents Larry and
Gayle Johnson, also of Live Oak, on the extreme left.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?
When I consider the awful moral decline in America, the driving out of
the Bible from our schools, courts and other public places and the pursuit of
money and pleasure by millions, I shudder, thinking of the judgment God
has brought upon other nations which have turned their backs on Him.
Then I consider that I am only one person among five billion on plan-
et Earth. What can one person do?
After some thought, I've come up with two answers:
Pray. In the Bible, Hannah prayed for a son and Samuel was born. Job
prayed for his friends and they were forgiven. Jonah prayed from the belly
of a fish and he was delivered. Paul and Silas prayed in prison and they got
out.
We can't pray about everything, but we can pray about some things.
Let's do it! Let's get started! It may feel awkward at first, but like every-
thing else, the more we practice it, the better we'll get at it!
Live a committed life. The Bible is not so much the story of nations
turning to God as it is about individuals turning to God. When the power of
such lives spreads to others, then nations can be turned around.
Geographical location doesn't seem to matter. Daniel and his friends
were slaves in Babylon. Joseph was a slave in Egypt. Ruth was brought up
in Moab. Abraham willingly settled in the hill country because his nephew
wanted to settle in the fertile plains, near Sodom.
What does matter is the desire to honor God. And that doesn't simply
mean getting disgusted by the evil around us. That's easy. What takes char-
acter is to be so distressed by the ingratitude shown to the Creator that we
determine to live lives that honor Him!
What can one person do? Dwight L. Moody once said, It has yet to be
seen what God can do with one man who is 100 percent committed to Him.
I propose to be that man!"
I accept this man's resolve for myself in my generation. That doesn't
mean I will try to duplicate Moody's career. It means that I will apply to
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Northside Baptist Church will
host its. 75th annual homecoming
on Sunday. Formerly Sand Ridge
Baptist and North Eighth Avenue
Baptist, the church will have a spe-
cial speaker and events, followed
by dinner on the grounds.
At the 10 a.m. service, Mitch
Wiessman, a completed Jew and
pastor of Midway Baptist Church
in Plant City will be the guest
preacher. During the. 11 a.m. wor-
ship service, there will be chil-
dren's puppets, youth skits and spe-
cial music. Everyone is invited to
the church at 912 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, to share this special
occasion.


Limestone

Reunion Is

Saturday
The 24th annual Limestone
School Reunion will be held this
Saturday.
All former students are welcome.
Additionally, all former teachers,
principals, trustees, bus drivers and
lunchroom workers for the school
are urged to attend, as are all fami-
lies.
Those attending are asked to
bring a favorite food and a lawn
chair.
Festivities will start at 10 a.m. in
Limestone.
Call Betty Grady at (863) 494-
3147 for further information.


Staying


Alive


at 55


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Sporting his new Gardner-Webb Bulldog T-shirt, Hardee senior Casey Brutus signs with the North
Carolina NCAA Division I school, as coach Dick Daggett and his mother, Jan, look on, all appar-
ently pleased with his choice.

Wildcat Signs With Gardner-Webb


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee swim captain Casey
Brutus made it official last week.
He celebrated his 18th birthday a
day late by signing with NCAA
Division I Gardner-Webb Univer-
sity in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Brutus traded his Wildcat colors
for the red and white of the
Bulldogs in their inaugural year for
a boys swim program. The girls
swim team, with the same coaches,
have been Northeast Conference
Champions and in the top 10 acad-
emically.
With his 3.4 grade point average
and involvement as page editor for
the school newspaper, plus his
swimming achievements, Brutus
will fit in well in the new swim
program. In two years he lowered
his 100-breaststroke record from
1.20 to 1.04 and is on mark to go
under the 1-minute mark.
"My goal is to break the 58-sec-
ond mark by my senior year," said
Brutus, who will report to college,
in mid-August. He plans to major
in communications with an empha-
sis'on sports broadcasting and
minor in sports management.
"You can watch what he's done
in just two seasons. When he came
out as a sophomore that was the
year of the hurricanes and we didn't


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get much time in the water. In his
first full season, he was district
champion, by his second year, he
went all the way to the state finals,"
commented swim coach Dick
Daggett.
"I think they'll be surprised at
what they are getting and I expect
to see in the 200 breaststroke and
other events. To make the kind of
gains he did, there's really no limit
for him," added Daggett.
Brutus said he had visited the
small North Carolina school for a
baseball camp as a freshman. He
and his parents, Rodger and Jan
Brutus of Wauchula, visited the
school again in January and liked
the "friendly Christian environ-
ment."
"We toured the school and were
impressed with swim coach Mike
Simpson and his wife. They are
family-oriented and involve every-
one. We saw the relationships.
Especially during the November to
mid-March season, the swimmers
are like his children. We are really
pleased he has chosen to go there,"
said Jan Brutus.
The Baptist college has about
4,000 students in its bachelor, mas-
ter's and doctoral program, with
students coming from 30 states and
30 foreign countries. It has many
sports programs and is adding boys


swimming beginning in 2007-08,
giving Brutus the opportunity to set
school records for the future.
"We will miss him. He has been
a leader for us and was boys' cap-
tain this year. He will be life-guard-
ing for us this summer and is assist-
ing with the summer swim program
we began last week for six to 18-
year-olds. Anyone with basic swim;
skills and a desire to be competitive
and listen to direction is welcome,"
said Daggett.
"If they can cut 16 seconds from
their best time as he has done, they'
will be successful, too," he noted.
In addition to lifeguarding and
teaching, Brutus is working out
with the Winter Haven Stingrays
several days a week.
Look for news of him breaking
his own records periodically.

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Joining in the festivities were sis-
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Charles and Lena Sconyers, aunts
Stacey and Annette Crews, uncle
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Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine and John Gillespie
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula


So kill the evil desire lurking in your members: sexual vice,
impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires and all greed and
covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other,
created things instead of God).
Colossians 3:5 (Amp)
God tells us in other verses that the holy anger of God is ever coming
upon the Sons of disobedience. He also says to rid yourselves of anger, rage,
bad feelings toward others, curses and slander, and foul-mouthed abuse and
shameful utterances from your lips.
Do not lie to one another.
Clothe yourselves with the new spiritual self, which is renewed and
remolded into knowledge after the image of Him Who created it.
A Golden Nugget is to set your minds and keep them set on what is
above, the higher things, not on the things that are on the Earth.

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Book Features Hardee County


A former Hardee Countian has
written a collection of fir' n which
tests his characters' scruples in plots
that twist and surprise, and which
features a story based on his father's
local race for superintendent of
schools.
The author is Belton Dominick,
who grew up in Wauchula, attended
local schools and graduated from
Hardee County Junior-Senior High
School. His book is "Down Here
and Over There."
It is published by American Book
Publishing of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dominick is the son of the late
Iris and H.B. "Chick" Dominick.
His mother was a teacher here. His
father was the superintendent of
schools from 1949 through 1961. In
fact, Chick Dominick remains the
only schools superintendent elected
to three terms of office in Hardee
County.
Dominick left Wauchula after
graduation to attend the University
of Florida, where he earned a bach-
elor's degree in chemical engineer-
ing. He entered the military, which
took him to Germany, where he


stayed for 15 years beyond his mil-
itary service before returning to
Florida in 1982. He resides in
Temple Terrace.
The novelettes of "Down Here
and Over There" draw from his
background in Cent.'i Florida in
general and Hardee County in par-
ticular. The story "A Dog's Chance"
was written after Dominick inter-
viewed his father about his election
as superintendent.
"A Dog's Chance" is a strong por-
trayal of the local political scene,
and included in the book is an actu-
al newspaper photograph of the
Hardee County tradition of await-
ing the posting of precinct results
on a chalkboard outside the
Elections Office.
That local flavor is one reason
Dominick's classmates in the Class
of 1956 expressed a hunger for a
copy of the book at their reunion.
In addition to "A Dog's Chance,"
the book includes five other fiction-
al stories.
"New Tricks" deals with the topic
of bullies and uses a Boy Scout
camp as the backdrop.


In "The Overseer," a third-gener-
ation Floridian recalls the resent-
ment his grandfather endured as an
"outsider" after first moving to
Florida.
"The Visit" spins a tale of a major
general who travels to see some old
hunting buddies in Germany, only
to become a suspect in a 10-year-
old murder.
In "A Recollection," a teen in a
small Central Florida community
comes up against a judge with three
daughters who only approves of
suitors from prominent families.
And "In All Fairness" chronicles
an investigation into an Army
sergeant for his alleged failure to
adequately perform his duties.
"Down Here and Over There" is
157 pages and has been published
in soft cover.
It is currently being distributed
by American Book Publishing
through Publisher Direct. The book
also will soon be released to Barnes
& Noble, Waldenbooks and
Amazon.com.
To purchase now, visit Publisher
Direct's Web site at www.pdbook-


Dominick
store.com. Type Belton Dominick
into the search window, then follow
the link to the book's page. Orders
may also be placed by calling (801)
486-8639.

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Help Wanted
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General labor needed.
Construction/Mechanical knowledge a +.
Valid drivers license needed.
Call (863) 773-2213 for application
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L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


93 DODGE DAKOTA extended cab
truck, $2,000 paint job, new tires, new
brakes, new radiator, all power, A/C,
small V-8, excellent condition, ser-
viced religiously every 3,000 miles,
$3,000. 773-0670 or 832-1940. 4:26p
2005 DODGE 1500 SLT, 24,000 miles,
Take over payments. 863-773-3200
leave message. Home after 3 p.m.
4:26p
2006 CHEVY IMPALA, full power, CD,
$15,995. Call Ray Rivas, 773-4744.
4:26c


96 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible,
like new, $2,600 cash. 781-1062. 4:26c
2005 CHEVY 1500 crew cab, 4x4, full
power, CD, new car trade. $24,995.
Call Ray Rivas, 773-4744. 4:26c
98 DODGE EXT. CAB, 4 dr., diesel,
$5,500 cash. 781-1062. 4:26c
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars. 863-
381-0740. 4:19-5:17p
2005 CHEVY AVEO, low miles, local
trade, $7,995. Call Ray Rivas, 773-
4744. 4:26c
BLACK 2004 F150 LARIAT, 5.4L, V8,
tan and wood grain leather interior,
leveled front end, chrome Helo rims,
33" Nitto tires, true dual Flowmaster
exhaust, full FIPK K&N intake, dark
window tint, 46,000 miles. Asking
$23,000 OBO. Call 863-245-1356.
4:19-5:17p


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


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


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
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*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085


www.laborsolution


159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
s.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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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. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from S570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity.
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 & 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que recibari 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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98 DODGE DAKOTA, king cab, $4,500
w/cash, 113,000 miles. 773-0881.
4:26c
98 MERCURY SABLE, $1,800 cash.
781-1062. 4:26c
2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT, full
power, CD, $12,995. Call Ray Rivas,
773-4744. 4:26c
99 DODGE CARAVAN, 4 dr., ice cold
air, $3,950 cash. 781-1062. 4:26c
MUST SELL! 2003 CHEVY Trailblazer,
V-8, automatic, 3rd row seats, color
white, power everything, cruise con-
trol, rear window defroster, tinted
glass, AM/FM/CD, includes Reese
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
1996 MERCURY MYSTIQUE. 87,000
miles, A/C, $1,500 OBO. 863-370-
8328. 4:19-26p
2005 CHEVY AVEO, red, excellent
condition, low mileage, $9,000. 735-
0818. 3:29-4:26p


CDLA DRIVER NEEDED, local deliver
route, benefits, MTR Farms 863-767-
1667. 4:26-5:24p
C.N.A. NEEDED Part-time position.
$8.00/hr. Benefits and mileage reim-
'bursement. Must have dependable
transportation and proof of auto insur-
ance. Involves working in home of
elderly and disabled. Apply at HOPE
of Hardee County, 310 N. 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. 773-2022. EOE, DFWP.
4:26-5:3c
GENERAL OFFICE HELP. Apply Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. EOE.
4:26-5:3c
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


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 cl4:19,26p






Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
wy.w.floresrealty.net Lisa Douglas
*** (1 I.9B LA- Of M WEgK ***
Knollwood-REDUCED-3BR 2BA CB home with central
heat and air and many extras. Don't miss an opportunity to
look at this home at a reduced price. $219,000 MLS 193230


Affordale Home-Owners have
reduced 3BR 2BA CB homes Stove,
refrigerator and dishwasher. Many
financing options including 100%.
$149,000 MILS 190478
Bowling Green-Lots of shade and
close to school. 3BR 2BA CB home
with 8 lots! $142,000 MLS 194081
Brand New-Looking for an owner.
3BR 2BA CB home. Check out the
workmanship. Good Financing.
$158,000 MLS 190886
One Acre-With 3BR 2.5 BA with
over 2,600 sq. ft. under roof. Well
located. $245,000 MLS 191373
Owner Says Sell or Trade-Would
you like a better home? Trade your
house in on this one. 3BR 2BA CB
home just renovated! Central air and
heat and new cabinets. $115,000 MLS
194079


77.7 Acres of Land-Close to
Lake Buffum. Cleared and deep
well. How much would you pas
per ahe? MNLS 184220
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
For the Discerning Buyer-
Maybe the "picky" one.
Immaculate and clean. 3BR 2BA
CB home with outside office
building. Completely fenced and
beautifully landscaped. 1.82+
acres. $275,000 MLS 194427


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.


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*To look at our properties go to our website at www.floresrealty.net
*In trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
h l O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
IJ Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
U. IU After hours 863-773-2840
)aniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 773-6141
kmanda 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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"Committed to Excellence"


Just call Ruthy
Office (863) 773-6587
SCell (863) 245-1112

SFax (863) 773-4987
710 N. Florida Avenue, Wauchula


Ruth Crespo One stop for all your needs!
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April 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


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
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. 4:19-5:10c
FULL-TIME TODDLER teacher need-
ed. Please call 773-4701. 4:19-26c
WOMAN TO WORK with developmen-
tally disabled women, part-time and
fill in. 767-0374. 4:26-5:3p


3 BR/2 BTH, 2002, 2456 sq. ft., 2 car
garage, extra lot, $220K. 375-2364 or
781-0692. 4:26p
HOUSE 1,800 SQ. 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! $226,000 $209,000 3/2/2,
fenced yard, Knollwood, new roof &
paint. 863-832-0670.
4:19-26p
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


GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Attention stay at home moms, single moth-
ers and people that desire to own your own
business let me show you how to change an
expense into an investment.
For appointment call 863-375-9927
Leave name and phone number.


2001 3/2 CONCRETE block home, 2
car garage, 11x16 1 yr. old Robin Built
shed, 1/2 acre, corner lot No MOA,
very large MB/M bath w/separate
tub/tile shower, tile/carpet, lots of
upgrades, beautiful, like new home.
863-285-8958. 4:26-5:24p
HARDEE COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IIN! 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


BRANGUS BULL, 2 years old, very
gentle, $1,200. 863-735-0018. 4:26p


OFFICE TRAILER 44'x10', auto air
and heat, carpet, heavy duty doors,
will trade for livestock. 773-3388.
4:26p



FOUND Popash area, female mix,
part cur, brown and white. 773-4482 or
781-2283. 4:26nc



5 TON A/C 2003, $700. 767-8822.
4:26-5:3c


RE M&L
Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC
No Overtime Charges!


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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acr jPi l v ust r ee farm
or nursery. eep wel pius highway frontage: 12, Ou.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top producer!
$324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 -acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new school
and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins. Fine pro-
ducer with creekfront $625,000. Call David @ 863-557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Highway 62. Water and sewer to
site. $840,000.


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* 2904 Golfview 4BR/2B newly remod-
eled.1 acre lot. $131,900. REDUCED
$129,900
* 1220 Stenstrom Brand new executive
home. 3BR/2B, tons of extras. Call for
price.
* 311 Carlton St. 3BR/1 B concrete block.
$134,900.
* Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park -
3BR/2B. $59,900.
* 417 N. 9th Ave. 5BR/2B $74,900.


Carl' Real


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2 horse
barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth, brick home;
3195 square feet, central vac, fireplace, Jacuzzi, beau-
tiful in-ground pool and many more amenities. Call
today for details!
MOVE YOUR FAMILY TO THIS recently renovated
3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 2244 square foot home, nicely
landscaped lot and located in great family neighbor-
hood. $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
PERFECT RANCH 5 ACRES in excellent location
for this 3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home; newly updated
kitchen; property is fenced and cross fenced ready
for your horses or other livestock. $239,000
NEW PRICE for this spacious 4B/3Bth home; recent-
ly renovated with new roof, countertops, and floors;
large master suite, screened patio, double garage and
Smithbuilt storage; located in family neighborhood.
$215,000
COUNTRY LIVING just outside of town! 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


OP Pt TUNhTY


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


*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Commercial property in Punta Gorda, approximately 35,000 SF.
US Hwy 17 frontage, commercial corridor. $895,000.
*2BR/1 BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & 10th. $82,500.
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*3BR/1BA on 9th Ave., Wauchula $50,000. UNDER CONTRACT
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Je, y Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate 863.245.2972
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azalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
2. & 3 Bedroom Apts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric cable and phone)
*Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available .

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL


(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 .M. 12:00 PrM.
Equal Housing Opportunity


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S1 Bed/1 Bath $400 mo.
* *
low deposit
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* 2 Bed $450-up
S close to schools
no pets
S 863-698-4910 *
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net

Charlotte Terrell


SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor plan;
large master bedroom with spacious closets, screened,
ceramic tile floored lanai. $220,000
VACATION ALL THE TIME when you live in this
2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new windows over-
looking the peaceful Lake Redwater; close to Highlands
Ridge North/South and Pinecrest Golf Courses and a
great place for fishermen, golfers or nature lovers!
Situated on approximately one acre, beautiful oaks
enhance this immaculate home! $238,900
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
5 Acre tract, high and dry, partially fenced; listed at
$80,000
Briarwood Estates, a deed restricted area, one-half acre
lot with lovely oaks; 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 HOMESITE!
10.52 acres of pasture land; nice fish pond with dock;
located in eastern Hardee County. $157,800
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $215,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery. Owner financing
to qualified buyer. $79,000

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413 .
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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16,000 BASEBALL CARDS, all money
cards. Includes: Mantle, Aaron, Bond,
Ripkin, Jeter, Griffey Jr., McGwire,
many others. Many rookie cards.
Listed at a total cost in Beckett over
$18,000. 773-0670 or 832-1940 asking
$3,000 OBO. 4:26p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Chris
Wingate, Dorothy Kelly, Jamie
Thompson, LaShawn Lampley, Kathy
Lee, Martha Morales, Joseph
Hernandez will be sold pursuant
warehouseman's lien. Said sale will
be at Bowling Green Storage, 5018
Hwy 17 North, Bowling Green, Florida
at 9:00 a.m. on May 21, 2007. 4:26-
5:3p


GE REFRIG, 18 cubic foot, fairly newly
$160; cap for long bed truck, $125
863-773-6692. 4:26p
2 BRAND NEW 295/50R15 B.F
Goodrich radial tires, $200. 863-781.
2158. 4:26p
OFFICE TRAILER 44'x10', auto air
and heat, carpet, heavy duty doors.
773-3388. 4:26p
NEED A TRAILER? Cargo, dump,
equipment & utilities. 6x10 cargo,
$1,995; 6x12 dump, $4,095. Loudo,
Pilot & Gatortails. Mid-Florida Trailers.
Best prices around. Avon Park. Ask
for Charlie. 863-257-0305 or 863-453-
0770. 4:5-6:7p


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A&R

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


PC Technician
Pay Salary: $24,028.85 (11.55) $33,124.04 (15.93)
Wanted for Hardee County ITS Department. Technical work
primarily focused in the area of computer operations, comput-
er repair, wire and cable installation, user and desktop support
(hardware and software) and helpdesk functions. Knowledge
of Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Window
2000/XP (OS), Microsoft Office XP/2003, and Microsoft Active
Directory. Knowledge of Best-networking principles, Industry
Standards, and the ability to configure, troubleshoot and
resolve network issues. Assist County departments in provid-
ing information technology services and solutions. High
School Graduate or acceptable equivalency diploma and
three years of professional experience installing and configur-
ing operating systems, drivers, internal and external computer
components, and local area networked systems. Complete
job description and application forms posted on County web-
site: 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. EOE F/M/V 4:26


__2B_ 702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
( I D WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173
AM-SOUTH REALTY Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
Jessica Smith, Associate 781-1186 f
MAKIN(; RlEAI. ESTAITE REAL EASY." Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575 Richard Dasher
Nancy Craft, Associate 832-0370
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Codwe Banker R Estate Corporaion
Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
AWESOME & THEN SOME INVEST IN 2007.
4 bedroom, 2 bath home, located within 1 mile of Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on Maude Road.
Wauchula city limits. Open, floor plan with cathedral Raise cattle, horses or build your own dream home in this
ceilings, ceramic tile, sun porch, fireplace, two car car- quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
port and workshop on 2.5 acres. $298,900.
OWNER MOTIVATED
PRICED TO SELL! Overcome the obstacles with this Everything you've always wanted is in this 3-bedroom, 2-
Priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home:' Only bath mobile home that comes with washer, dryer, 3-sheds
$45,000!
$45,! and an above ground pool with deck. 2-car garage with
JUST ON THE MARKET screened in porch. Reduced to $57,000.
Larger home in nice neighborhood with 4 Bedroom, 4
Bath with 2 Car Carport. This home in Wauchula is CB & NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
Stucco Construction with carpet and tile flooring. Only 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front & Back
$175,000. Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. This 5-acre tract is the
perfect place for horses or recreational purposes. Great BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
place to relocate your mobile home and family Owner This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2 Car
motivated to sell! Make an offer. Askin g $69,500. Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with wood and
tile flooring. Reduced Price: $189,900
GREAT INVESTMENT-POTENTIAL RENTAL INCOME. 3
BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS. ONLY TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
$65,000. Located on Hwy 17 North In Bowling Green. $75,000.
BRING YOUR HAMMOCK! Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend St. E.
bath MH on 5 beautiful acres. Fenced for cattle or hors- MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
es. Nice oaks and pines. All for only $155,000.
es. Nice oaks and pines. A for only $155,000. EASY ON THE POCKET! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded
PEACE & QUIET! 12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land, lot, located in Ft. Meade, Central air and heat, Only
with well and pond. Great location for horses, or build $82,500
your new home. Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed
price $179,500. Make an offer. GREAT INVESTMENT! This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath will be
great for a rental or starter Home. Listed price $65,000.
PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERYBODY
3 bedroom 2 bath home with attached 2 bedroom 1 NEW LISTING! Located in nice neighborhood 2 Bedroom,
bath apartment, very conveniently located on 1.8 acres 1.5 Bath CB Home on corner lot with well and irrigation
only $198,500. system. $150,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
THE PERFECT HOME SITEII 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.
LOT & MOBILE HOME!!
Better than new 3 bedroom 2 bath Double Wide. $72,500.
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Serious Inquiries only!


Mike Thornton
863-860-0004


Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND
863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com


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BRAND NEW 2 BR/ 2 BA MH on 1/4
ac. lot (incl.), new home warranty, new
C.A.H. & septic, community water, low
taxes & utilities, by owner, $54,900.
Call 863-899-1714. 4:26tfc
AVON PARK 55+ Villa Del Sol, 24x48
2005 Fleetwood, furnished, 2BR/2Ba,
nice view, $67,995. Make offer. 863-
368-0207 for appt. 4:26-5:24p
3BD/2 bath, 24x56 mobile home in
park with a 1/4 ac. lot, great location,
$72,900 with $5,000 down, owner will
finance. 863-773-2007. 4:26-5:24p
3BD/2 Bath; 24x40 mobile home in
park with a 1/4 ac. lot, great location,
$64,900, with $5,000 down, owner will
finance. 863-773-2007. 4:26-5:24p
The pain passes. The beauty
remains.


BJD EXCAVATING

Complete Site Development Demolition *
*i f -Dump Truck Hauling*
1 *' -Underground Utilities *
j-w *Orange Tree Clearing*
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
J ': Complete Tree Service
< Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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CelitoLindo 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.
7 1/2 acres Grove MOL tiled and irrigation system on Rhynn Road.
$120,000




*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
i'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. cl 5tfe


FREE TO GOOD HOME female, 6-
months, Lab/Australian shepherd.
773-4013 after 5. 4:26p
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.
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SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC, health certifi-
cates, paper trained, multi-color,
home raised. 941-456-0580. $450.
4:26-5:24p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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Notice of Public Sale
1988 FORD
VIN:1FTHX25M8JKB50594
8:00 A.M. May 10, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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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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GF BUILDERS INC.
FREE ESTIMATES No JOBS To SMALL
Doors, windows, bathrooms,
interior and exterior repairs.
For quick quality jobs at affordable prices call
Office (863) 453-4550 Cell (863) 399-3333
Licensed & Insured Lic.RB29003410 4:1,26p
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2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in
Kitchen & Dining Room Microwaves *
Washer/Dryer hookups Laundry on site *
Volleyball court State of the art
Fitness room 2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments
Ask About Our Rent Specials!

Rent starts at $454 per month
New apartment homes for active families
Stop in and see us at:
315 SR 62, Bowling Green
863-773-6640
Mon. Fri. 9-6 Saturday 10-4 1426

Equal Housing Opportunity Cenain Income Resirictons Apply


IN C. R E A L T R S
T l (863) 773-212

REALTORS
B JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, J
JOHN H. O'NEI
John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! 20 ac citrus
grove in Villa Citrus development.
Irrigation and shared well.
$320,000!
NEW LISTING! Equestrian's
dream: Outstanding 4 BR, 4 bath,
new const. CB home on 10 acs
with horse barn. Open floor plan, 2
fireplaces, and large back porch.
$495,000! On Johnson Rd near
Hwy 66!
NEW LISTING! 3 BR, 2 bath,
2001 MH on 12 acs in Gardener.
Central A/C, 1404 SF, appliances
included. $215,000!
OWNERS MOTIVATED!
Completely remodeled, 3 BR, 1
bath, frame home on N 9th Ave in
Wauchula. $119,000!
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!


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JR.
AL


PRICE REDUCED! 2 BR, 2 bath,
2,290 SF, CB home with new barrel
tile roof and large attached garage
in Sun-N-Lakes in Sebring. Now
$149,900!
PRICE REDUCED! This 4 BR, 2.5
bath brick home is situated on 4
acs with dble paved rd frontage.
Minutes from Zolfo Springs. Many
extras, many new amenities. Call
today for full details. $299,999!
27 ac Hamlin grove. Eastern
Hardee Co. $15,000/ac!
10 ac Valencia grove on SR 62 has
6" well with diesel power unit,
drain tile and micro-jet irrigation.
Also fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Completely
renovated, beautiful home only
minutes from Wauchula or Zolfo
Springs. 3 BR, 2.5 bath home is
located on 2.5 acs with paved rd
frontage. $280,000!


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


U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, W.AUCHUILA, FL 33873


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


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


MICHELLE
(863) 509-3717


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Shell


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


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. 3:8tfr


HOME FOR RENT 3 bedroom,
Bowling Green, $875 monthly, need a
deposit. 781-6784. 4:26-5:3p
(2) 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, par-
tially'furnished including appliances,
$500-$600 includes utilities except
phones. 735-1333. 4:19-26c
STORE FRONTS, HOUSES, apart-
ments, warehouses, salons, restau-
rants, 24,000 sf available. 773-4567 or
445-0915. 4:12-5:10p


Rock


Sand


olfo Springs

c10:s5ef Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Keepin' it Clean
Property clean-up Ordinance violation correction
Mobile home & shed removal Debris & Brush removal
Site clean-up Scrap metal & car removal
Commercial or Residential
We're not just junk haulers; we'll also do the clean-up work.
For a free estimate or service Call (863) 328-0032
Joe Ruschiwal
Servicing Hardee and surroundifig counties. 4:265:3p



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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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
20 acres in Sweetwater area. Deep well.
Great area for horses or cows. $200,000.
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!
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!
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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE!
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesites. Starting at $99,000.
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
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
17 acre grove.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
65 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
*
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile. Annexed and rezoned to
single family with Developers Agreement. $20,000 per acre.
*
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids.
All microjet. Valencias sold for $2.50/lb. $4,900,000.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


SBen Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
(863)781-2345


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CHEST TYPE FREEZER, works good,
$50. 863-832-0334. 4:26p
LIKE NEW YAMAHA D6X-5008 8 key,
portable grand piano with mid drive,
bench and stand, $400. 863-773-6678.
4:26-5:24p
3A" ZENITH with PI.P with entertain'-
ient center, $500 OBO. 863-245-1636
or 781-2572. 4:26p
"AVEL TRAILER 18 FT., $1,200. 781-
25. 4:26p



2906 24x56 3B/2B MOBILE HOME
2.5 acres, 1,344 sq.ft., appliances
d some furniture included, 8x10
jck, 971 Popash road. 863-773-4366.
Lust sell! 4:19-26p


S The Sisters Housekeeping
Services
Residential & Commercial
f We do Windows, Floors,
Carpet & More!


FELIA
245-6893


(863)


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.





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Classifieds


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


25x25x9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
1 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
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
877-951-2300
*Concrete & Installation by Others


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Latex Gloves
@i1] /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


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
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc


KITCHEN CABINETS, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid sur-
face, countertops. 863-664-9147. Free
Estimates. 4:26-5:24p
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


3 BR/2 B in new condition, $650
month, 1st and last. 781-7059.
4:26-5:3c
3 BR/2 BA, mobile home. 767-8822.
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4 BR/1 B HOME, central air & heat,
$1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 863-
773-0166. 4:5-5:3p
1 & 2 BEDROOM mobile homes from
$400/month and up, plus deposit, no
pets, quiet family park, close to ele-
mentary schools In Wauchula. Call
today 863-698-4910. 4:5-5:3p


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FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser\'ng Hardee County lor oter 20 ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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So600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
SiSiS 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 coirsework 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
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My Florida
Landscape
Services Inc.
207 Illinois-Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102
Summer is on the way!
Don't let the heat get to you!
Let the professionals at My Florida Landscape Services, Inc.
help with your lawn care and landscape projects.
We can handle all your needs, large or small.
FREE ESTIMATES
Visit us at
,wwvvmyfloridalandscapes.com:
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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. 4:12-5:1 Op


WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk carl
old tractors. We pick up. Crooms 773:
0637 or 1-800-773-0803. 3:8tf-
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p


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Lonestar
C^oni;stan>rlcs'tion C(orp.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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

HELP WANTED
Early Childhood Specialist Immediate opening for the'
Fred Dennis Child Development Center. We are making a-differ-
ence, come join us. Early Childhood Specialist to be responsible foto
full range of education and health services for infant, toddler anc;
preschool age children. Four year degree in early childhood orn
related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Full-time (4q0
hours a week) position. Able to work flexible hours, occasional,
evenings and varying daytime shifts. Must be age 21 or older andf
have or be able to obtain a Florida driver's license.
Send resume to Noemi Vasquez and/or Maria Guerrero at the
Hardee area office 614 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,or fort.
more info: (phone) 863-767-9100; (fax) 863-767-9104. .
RCMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis ot
race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin, religion
or disabilities.. .
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r lot is
Blooming with affordable
deals to meet your auto needs!


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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375-4441
Open 7 Days a Week!

Se Habla Espafiol


Saturday, April 28

8 am -2 pm
Country Manor Apartments

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Bring your stuff & DeSoto County Properties
make extra money! 5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
For space reservations, call 80 acres, Brownville Area
781-1062 Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre
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Specializing In:

Pool Decks Walkways

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(863) 784-0431 or (863) 443-4803
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New Homes Pole Barns


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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
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 3:29-5:31 p


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


Yard Sale

Friday, April 27

8:00 a.m. ?

VFW Building

Hanchey Road
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SGood Shepherd Hospicee

Good Shepherd Hospice is
currently seeking the fol-
lowing:
RN, TRIAGE RUNNERS
Handles Polk, Hardee & Highlands
counties.
RN HOSPICE CASE
MANAGER
Sebring, PT Weekends
PATIENT CARE NURSES
Mon-Fri, FT
No weekends or call!
RN, CLINICAL TEAM
LEADER
(Sebring & Wauchula), FT,
Oversee RNs and HHAs who visit
hospice patients in various settings
and assess/identify patient needs
using a pallative and supportive
process in coordination with the
plan of care. Requires 5 years expe-
rience in management, home care
and/or hospice setting.
Interested candidates please
apply online at
www.LPHcareers.com
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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) 713-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
dh
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

RN OR LPN GYS is
seeking a RN or LPN for
our Bowling Green Girl's
JV Residential facility.
Applications are avail-
able on site or fax
resume to 863-375-9929.
P.O. Box 369 Bowling
Green, FL 33834 (863)
375-2000
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf
dinette $197, 50-table and 4 chairs
$397 up, 200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom '
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot dc4:20tfc


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COUNTRY, COUNTRY! 10 Acres ... Palm Harbor Manufactured Home
$284,900.
67 AC Can bd broken down creatively to a homesite. $15,000 per ac.
WHAT A BEAUTY! Nice 4BR/2.5 BA Colonial CB Home. Sitting on 2.3
wooded acres. $389,900.
LOOKING FOR SPACE? 10 acres on CR665 Paved County Road. Lots of
buildings $289,900.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $48,500.
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L c We repair most American cars
Bo Espino Full time mechanic
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured!
Reg #MV-40625


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Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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


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REAL ESTATE
773-5994


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.
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.
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. $170,000. $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.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.
2 1 acre tracts. Bowling Green $28,000 each. Contract Pending
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
[ Topy See, Broker Vanette See, Realtor Associate
opsy See, ro r Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl4:26c


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee tennis teams ended
their seasons in the Class 2A-
District 9 playoffs last week.
It was the final effort for four
seniors., D.K. Davis, the lone senior
girl, and Josh Ready, Josh Mayer
and Casey Brutus. Mayer and
Brutus were in their first year of the
sport.
Hardee athletes proceeded to sec-
ond-round action in four events,
both number one doubles, number
five boys singles and number five
girls singles.
At girls number 6ne' doubles,
Davis teamed with soph Kaitlin
Justice to down Samantha Glodde
and Kristen Walley of Braden River
7-5, 6-1, before losing to Trish
Brady and Carta Robison of
Sarasota Booker 6-0, 6-2.
The number two girls doubles
was a battle. Junior Marissa Hall
and soph Clara Durrance didn't
give in easily to Rachel Ramirez
and Emily Emeking of Palmetto in
the 6-1,, 7-6 match which went 7-
4 in extra serves in the second set.
At number five girls singles, Hall
beat Emily Charlson of Booker
before taking on Kristina Whise-
nant of Palmetto in a 6-2, 6-3 loss.
Durrance faced Braden River's


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$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
2578 HEARD BRIDGE ROAD -
Clothing, computer parts, baby items,
more. 8-? 4:26p
SATURDAY 1409 Lost Acres Dr.,
Wauchula. Men's and children's
clothes and other items. 4:26p
HUGE SALE: FRI. SAT. from 8-3, TVs,
clothes, furniture, Playstation 2
games, motorcycle, gas scooter, 8x20
dual axle trailer, lots more. 2 1/2 miles
west on 62 right on Chancy Rd.
4:26p
SATURDAY 8-?, Eagle Drive off
Heard Bridge Rd. Furniture, clothing,
collectibles, knick-knacks. 4:26p
FRIDAY SATURDAY: 8-?, 211 Georgia
Street, Wauchula. Crib, misc. baby
and adult clothing, toys, discounted
Mary Kay, art work. 4:26p


Olivia Reibold in the number four
singles and lost 6-2, 6-2.
Soph Amanda Porter stepped in
for classmate Shelby Durrance who
was stuck in the inclement weather
of New York. Porter went head-to-
head with Kristen Walley of Braden
River in a 6-2, 6-3 loss in number
three singles.
Justice locked horns in the num-
ber one singles with Brady of
Booker and lost 6-2, 6-1, Brady
went on to lose in three long sets in
the finals.
Finally, at number one singles,
Davis closed out her Hardee career
with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 loss to
Whitney Prevatt of DeSoto.
The boys matches went similarly.
At number one doubles, Ready
and junior James Olliff beat
Andrew Olivares and Shawn
Stedman of Lake Placid 6-1, 6-2,
but then faced Anthony Lipe-
Ladenheim and Cody Gusto of
Booker and lost 6-1, 6-1.
In number two doubles, Bru-
tus/Mayer went down 6-2, 6-2 to
Chase Gause and Ian Wenzel of
Palmetto in the first round.
Again, there was success in the
number five singles, where soph
Joe Porter beat Christian Co,rcoran
of DeSoto 6-1, 6-1 in the opening
round. In the semi-finals he faced
Brandon Holcomb of Palmetto and
lost 6-2, 6-3. Holcomb lost to
Michael Reed of Sebring in the
finals.
At number four singles, it was
Olliff up against Michael Esteban
of Braden River in a 6-3, 6-1 loss.
Number three singles was an
opening round match between Joey
Loeffler of Braden River and
Brutus, with Pirate Loeffler being
the 6-1, 6-1 winner.
Mayer had to face Chris Pinson
of Sebring in the first round of
number two singles and lost 6-1, 6-
1.
And, Ready had to face the top
seed inthe number one singles, los-




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Coach Ken Leupold will lose
experienced seniors Ready and
Davis, and newcomers Brutus and
Mayer, to graduation.
For the Wildcats, juniors Olliff,
Holden Nickerson and Drew
Macias could be back, along with
sophs Porter, Dustin Spears, Joseph
Johnston, Taylor Lambert and Jake
Crews.


The Lady Wildcats will return a
host of players, including juniors
Hall and Natalie Green, sophs
Justice,* Porter, Clara Durrance,
Shelby Durrance, Samantha
Cowart, Miranda Helms, Katie
Jernigan, Tina Lee, Courtney
Nicholson, Jessica Scoriyers and
Christina Skitka and freshmen
Shalimar Contreras and Kayla
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REWARD
$5,000 for evidence leading to arrest
and conviction of persons) stealing
items from Carl's Recycling, 249
Airport Rd. on the evening of 4-21-07
or morning of 4-22-07.

This reward will be doubled if the
items are recovered.

Call
Carl Reitnauer 863-832-2021
or
Sheriff's Office 863-773-4144, ext. 259
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STEVE SENN

.ELECTRIC., INC.
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606 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)
-Child Development
-Geography


-Political Science
-Sociology
-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:
Associate In Science Degree:
Adult Education Programs:
Vocational Certificate:
Community Education:


18 graduate hours in field and a Master's
degree.
Associate's degree (Bachelor's preferred) and
2 years of related experience.
Bachelor's degree required for most courses.
Extensive occupational experience.
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.
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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
WV, TAuLIAMS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Dane Hendry Mikey Colding
D Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 1J (863) 781-1698
* NEW LISTING * *
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture. 8" well. 2
year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank, etc. County main-
tained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4) five acre parcels, (2) ten acre
parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the pasture could be planted in grove. Call
Mikey for details.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
* 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Many extras. Call Mikey for
details.


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April 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


CLAIM OF LIEN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
STATE OF FLORIDA FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE 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 contr,. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
with Desiderio Gonzalez lienor 'TOP Jery Krukowski
nished labor, services or material co, 275 Otter Trail Sebring, FL 33875
eletinn onf


.....g u...
Tractor and Front End
Loader Work to clear land
and fence rows

on the following described real prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:

W/2 of E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4
Less W 10 Ft. for Easement
& 10 FT Off W Side of E/2 of
E/2 of NE/4 of SE/4 of 20-33-
25 Parcel #20-33-25-0000-
09030-0000 as recorded in
the Public Records of '
Hardee County Florida

Owned by: Desiderio & Maria
Gonzalez

For a total value of $3500.00 of which
there remains unpaid principal of
$3500.00, plus finance charges in the
amount of $557.51, and additional
finance charges that accrue to date of
payment; and furnished the first of the
items on April 1, 2006; and the last of
the items on March 16, 2007; and (if
the lien is claimed by one not in privi-
ty with the Owner) that the lienor
served his Notice to Owner.

Willis R. Smith, Jr., as President &
Owner for WR Smith Land Clearing &
Tree Removal Service, Inc. (leinor)

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE

Sworn to and subscribed before me
on this 20th day of March, 2007, the
affiant, Willis R. Smith, Jr., who is per-
sonally known to me.

Sara Kershner
NOTARY PUBLIC
MY COMMISSION EXPIRES: August


9, 20U1
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.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000092
MAGDALENA ROLDAN
Petitioner,
and
ROBERTO MORALEZ
Respondent /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERTO MORALEZ
ADDRESS: U/K
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
MAGDALENA ROLDAN, whose ad-
dress is P.O. Box 1395, Wauchula, FL
33873 on or before May 11, 2007, and
file the original with the clerk of this
Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417 W.
Main St., Room #202, Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents In
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
required certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
includinclug dismissal or striking of
pleadings:
Dated this 9 day of April, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley,
Clerk of Court
By .Connie Coker D.C.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711."
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For this special time in your lives
only the best is good enough!
See us for a complete selection
of graduation supplies.


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

By: Connie
Deput


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLO
CASE NUMBER: 25-2006 CA(


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whose
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WARSOWE ACQUISITION
CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUTH CRESPO
Defendant. /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of foreclo-
sure dated January 17, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 25-2006 CA
000489, of the Circuit Court of the
S Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida, wherein, the
Parties are identified as the Plaintiff,
WARSOWE ACQUISITION CORP and
Defendant, RUTH CRESPO. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in Wauchula at the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 in Hardee
County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
9th day of May, 2007, the following
described real property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:

Beginning at a point on the
North side of Old Dixie
Highway where it intersects
US Road No. 17 and run
Northerly 299.17 feet to a
point, thence directly West
300 feet, thence in a
Southeasterly direction paral-
lel with said US Road No. 17, a
distance of 212.53 feet; thence
East along North side of Old
Dixie Highway 300 feet to
place of beginning. Said par-
cel being bounded on East by
US Highway No. 17 and on the
South by the "Old Dixie
Highway", being in Section 17,
Township 33 South, Range 25
East, Hardee County, Florida.

DATED THIS 17 DAY OF APRIL, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
DEPUTY CLERK
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
. .PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
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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
The administration of the estate of
JANET M. JANETT a/k/a JANET
MARIE JANETT, Deceased, whose
date of death was January 16, 2007
and whose Social Security Number is
182-24-5621 is pending In the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Drawer 1749 Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice Is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's


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 1(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
4:19-26c
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 of
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.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS 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 IBar No. 0054852
Attorney for co-Personal
Representatives
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At a dinner party one should
eat wisely but not too well. And
talk well but not too wisely.
-W. Somerset Maugham


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estate including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
heir claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is April 19, 2007.
Clifford Lacey
3201 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226

ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar Number 0058429
P.O. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-0277
Telephone: (863) 422-6484
Attorney for Personal Representative
4:19-26c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000039
IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF
EDDIE GENE GRIFFIN
DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What a difference a pitcher
makes!
At Auburndale last week, four
pitchers were unable to contain the
Hardee Wildcats, who won 15-1
behind the bat of Jake Benavides,
who slammed both a solo homer
and grand slam in the sixth-inning
bat-around. Earlier in the year at
Hardee, the Bloodhounds won 6-2.
Sandwiched around the Auburn-
dale win were a pair of tough loss-
es in the final week of the regular
season for the Wildcats. They lost
to Lakeland 4-2 and Fort Meade 8-
6.
Class 4A District 10 playoffs
began in Sebring on Tuesday after-
noon, with Hardee squaring off
with arch rival DeSoto in a 4 p.m.
game. The winner faces top seed
Sebring tonight (Thursday).

LAKELAND 4, HARDEE 2
The trio of road games last week
began with a trip to Henley Field in
Lakeland to tangle with the 16-8
Dreadnaughts. Jake Spencer pitch-
ed four innings and Dan Timmons
finished the final two, however,
injuring his arm in the process and
probably lost for the balance of the
season.
The 'Cats didn't surrender much
to the 5A Dreadnaughts. Weston
Palmer singled to start the game
and Will Krause was hit by a pitch.
Both runners advanced on a passed
ball. After a strikeout, a Mike
Hollenbeck hit scored Palmer.
Krause was cut down between third
and home on a 7-5-2 play. Another
strikeout ended the inning. A dou-
ble-play eliminated a Lakeland
threat in the home half of the
inning.
Hardee went down in order in the
second stanza and Lakeland picked
up a run to tie the game in the home
half of the inning. A pair of hits and
an error allowed Chris Sale to
score. It was 1-I.
Lakeland forged ahead in the
bottom of the third on an error,
stolen base and Phelan Galagos hit.
Hardee knotted it at 2-0 in the top
of the fourth on an error on a
Hollenbeck hit and error on anoth-
er by Justin Painter.
That's the way the game stayed
until the bottom of the sixth when
hits by Sale, Mike Narcrelli and
Drew Hutchinson produced a pair
of Lakeland scores for the 4-2 win.

HARDEE 15, AUBURNDALE 1
It was an even game after one
inning. Hardee scored in the top of
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and Benavides, pushing Palmer
across home plate. The Blood-
hounds answered with a walk,
stolen base and hit to make it 1-1.
Junior right-hander Carl Basey
took control for the next four
innings, limiting Auburndale to
four scattered hits and getting fly-
outs or ground-outs to shut the
Bloodhounds down. Kyle Cobb
came in to pitch the sixth and took
out the Bloodhounds.
Meanwhile, Hardee bats were
heavy in the third, fourth and sixth
innings. Four runners came home
in the third. A double by Benavides
and single by Ryan Abbott mingled
with walks and errors when eight
batters came to the plate.
Two more scores came in the
fourth. Will Krause singled to left,
Benavides walked and both scored
in an error on a Briant Shumard hit
to left field and back-to-back sin-
gles by Painter and Brek
McClenithan.
The sixth inning 11-batter spree
was the crusher. Benavides started
it with a solo homer. Nine bats later
he ended it with a grand slam. Hits
by Hollenbeck, Shumard, Painter
and Will Abbott along the way kept
the action going until eight runs
were scored.

FORT MEADE 8, HARDEE 6
Hardee stranded a pair of runners
in the first inning and Fort Meade
went down one-two-three.
Each team scored once in the
second inning. Painter lined a dou-


ble down the right-field line and
Jeremy Hollenbeck went in as a
courtesy runner. He went to third
on a McClenithan sacrifice. When
Ben Krause dropped a hit into right
center, Hollenbeck raced home.
Similarly, Dustin Selph doubled for
the Miners and Victor Martin lined
up the middle to bring Selph home.
Neither team scored in the third.
In the fourth, Sliumard started a
Hardee rally. Pitcher Painter was
hit by a pitch and Jeremy
Hollenbeck went in to run. A
McClenithan bunt turned into a
fielder's choice, catching Shumard
going to third. With two down,
catcher Cody Gullatt was hit by a
pitch, loading the bases.
A Palmer triple to deep right cen-
ter cleared the bases of other
Wildcats. A Will Krause walk put
runners on the corners, but a cour-
tesy steal put Krause at second.
When Benavides singled to right
field, two runs came in, making it a
6-1 game. A change of pitchers
ended the inning.
Hardee did no other scoring,
despite leaving two runners on base
in the sixth and the bases jammed
in the seventh inning.
Meanwhile, the Miners chipped
away at the Hardee lead. They
scored twice in the home half of the
fourth and added three runs in the
fifth to tie the game. They added a
pair of scores in the sixth on a Brian
Langston triple with two aboard,
taking the 8-6 win on their Senior
Night game.





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First Baptist Leads


Men's League


RUFF RESCUE


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula First Baptist Church
continued to stay in front of the
pack.
The Baptists are still undefeated,
and thus have the best record in the
2007 Men's Church Softball Lea-
gue with a 6-0 record.
St. Alfonso's Chapel is next in
line with a 5-2 record. Five teams,
Bowling Green Baptist, First
Christian, New Vision Worship
Center, Northside Baptist and St.
Michael's Catholic, are all at 3-3.
Trailing this group are Holy Child
Catholic and Hardee Celebration
Church.
As usual only eight teams get
into action on an evening of soft-
ball. First Baptist was the odd man
out last Tuesday evening and New
Vision sat out on Thursday
evening.
Ironically, the home team won all
four games on Field 3 on the two
evenings.
On Tuesday night, St. Michael's
downed Celebration 23-8 in the
6:45 game on Field 3.
Simon Olvera, Robert Martinez,
Justin Altman, Rodger Brutus and
Thomas Trevino each tripled for St.
Michael's. Brutus also doubled and
stroked a pair of singles for a half
dozen RBIs. Altman also doubled
and singled and finished with four
RBIs. Roy Rodrigiuez chipped in
with five hits.
Clint Hendry homered and sin-
gled for three RBIs for Celebration.
Rodney Johnson and Willie
Gilliard each doubled. All three
came around to score twice. Yogi
Lozano and Luis Martinez added a
run apiece.
In the 8:15 game on Field 3, it
was Northside knocking New
Vision 21-13.
Mike Carte, John Roberson,
Ches Graham, Reid Benton and
Michael Dixon each tripled for
Northside. Greg Moye, Robert
Hinerman and Graham each circled
the bases three times. Dixon had a
perfect four-for-night at the plate.
Ricky Wiggins came around to
score three times-fAor New Vision.
Junior Gutierrez. RNan Purdue and
Kenny McDuffie each put a pair of
runs on the board. Eric Russell and
Joel Polk each doubled for the only
long-ball hits.
On Field 3 on Thursday night,
First Baptist took the measure of
St. Michael's 24-9.
Jay Belflower smacked a pair of
homers and pair of doubles among
his five hits and half dozen RBIs
for First Baptist. Mark McGee
homered and doubled twice for
another half dozen RBIs. McGee
came home five times, Todd
Rogers four, and Gerry Lindsey,
Daniel Barnett, pickup player Chris
Knight and Belflower three times
apiece.
Aldi Fuentes tripled and doubled,
scoring twice for St. Michael's.
Justin Altman added three runs and
Rodriguez another pair. Trevino
and Jose Olivia added solo scores.
In the last Field 3 game of the
week, St. Alfonso's aced its game
over Northside 26-14.
J.R. Bass smacked a grand slam
homer, a two-RBI homer and a
triple for St. Alfonso. He put four


runs on the board, and Eddie
Strange, Willie Dickerson and
Marty Gainous each chipped in
with a trio of tallies. Gainous dou-
bled and homered and Julian
Garcia and Strange both also
tripled.
A Benton homer and pair of dou-
bles by Graham were the big shots
for Northside. Carte, Travis
Wiggins and Lewis Martin each
also doubled. Wiggins crossed
home plate three times, and
Graham, Robbie Meade, Brian
Smith and Benton each had twin
tallies.
Meanwhile, Tuesday night
games on Field 4 were divergent
and the Thursday night games were
close encounters.
In the Tuesday opener, St.
Alfonso shut down Holy Child 19-
7.
Gainous and Dale Roberts each
homered for St. Alfonso. Bass
tripled and Strange doubled twice.
Leadoff batter Raul Garcia scurried
around the bases to score four runs.
Bass added three more and Strange,
Dickerson, Gainous, Eric Cobb and
Roberts added a pair apiece.
Isauro Figueroa tripled and dou-
bled for the only long-ball hits for
Holy Catholic. Manuel Rivers
joined Figueroa in scoring twice
apiece. Sergio Zamora, Sam Rivera
III and Rigo Briones each put a run
on the board.
In the Tuesday nightcap,
Bowling Green flew past First
Christian 18-9.
W.T. Redding homered twice and
Hank Butler and Jason Evans
added solo shots for Bowling
Green. Joe Adams and Butler came
around to cross home three times,
Smith, Redding, Michael Adams,
Evans and Caleb came home twice
each.
On Thursday night, Bowling
Green returned for an 18-15 win
over Holy Child in the early game
on Field 4.
Jeremy Goodwyn socked a pair
of homers and Adams added anoth-
er for Bowling Green. Martin
..tripled and Smith, Redding and
Butler each doubled. The balanced
scoring had eight players each put
two runs on the board.
Francisco Figueroa had the hot
hand with a two-run homer for
Holy Child. Rigo Briones, Ernie
Briseno and Isauro Figueroa each
doubled. Alex Solis, Briones. and
Sam Rivera Jr. put two runs on the
board and Isauro Figueroa had
triple tallies.
The week's finale on Field 4 was
a nail-biter, with First Christian
edging Celebration 17-16.
Blum homered twice and Knight
added a homer and triple for First
Christian. Eddie Hernandez triple
and doubled. Justin Batles tripled
and Keith Nadaskay doubled twice.
Blum, Randy Benton and Nadas-
kay each scored three times. Allen
Tubbs and Battles had twin scores.
Juan Camarillo tripled and Jose
Carillo doubled in the only long-
ball hits for Celebration. Carillo
crossed home plate three times and
picked up four RBIs. James Cleto,
Gilliard, Lee Valadez, Johnson and
Camarillo each put a pair of runs on
the board.


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Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship..........1.....0:30 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. 1.7. 375-2253
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1..1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................6:30 p.m

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................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 Predicacionl 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7.00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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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 ...................1.1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CIIURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.n
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 .................. I :00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ...........7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPITIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 1:00 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 .................... 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ......................7:00 p.n:
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group .............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship..................6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................111:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA

ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ...................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service........................ 1:30 a.m.
Evening Service ......................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ,
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .....................1 :00 a.m.
Sunday Worship........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.......................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service........................ 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ..........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. I I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela DIominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Irediicacion........................... 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie. Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CIIURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ...........9:30-10:30 f.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
TIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................1I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service..................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCII
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........................ :45 a.n.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.n.
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..................... 1 :00 a.m.
Church Training........................5:15 p.m .
Evening Worship .....................:30 pnm.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CIURCII
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (I st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .......... ..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service.........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ..........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... :0 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer. ...................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CIURCII
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... I 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
I" & 3'" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School ..9:30 a.m.
W orship Service ...................... I1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Praye r............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 CHURCII
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 Souli. W.amuchul
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
Sunday Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship. ............ 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service. ....... 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOI)
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship. ......... 1 1:15 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.

WAUCIULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church....... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ........... 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ........... 7:00 p.m.

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study........... .... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
S South Hwy. 17 494-5456
8Sunday 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 ........... .. 1:06a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet..... 7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ........ 7:00 p.m.



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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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


A college graduate said, "Dad,
now I must choose a field where
my talent can be used to the best
advantage."
"Great," he said. "You can have
that 100-acre cornfield."
You have talents., But they're
worth only what you do wifh them.
A plain bar of iron is worth five
dollars. When made into needles,
$3,285; if turned into balance
springs for watches, $250,000.
The Living Bible says, "God has
given each of us the ability to do
certain things well. Never be lazy in
your work but serve the Lord
enthusiastically."


What a breathtaking view from the sky. Everything
looks so small; the roads and rivers look like ribbons
winding through the land. When the airplane reaches
the perfect altitude, it's time; the skydiver jumps out
and falls downward. The parachute opens and floats
like a rainbow from the heavens.
It takes a lot of trust in the one who packs the
parachute. It must be perfectly assembled. The
wearer also has a responsibility: to pull the cord at the
perfect place and time. That crucial collaboration
determines the difference between a daring feat and a


Sunday
1 Peter 1.1-12
Monday
1 Peter 1.13-25
Tuesday
1 Peter 2.1-10
Wednesday
1 Peter 2.11-25
Thursday
1 Peter 3.8-22
Friday
1 Peter 4.1-19
Saturday
1 Peter 5.1-14


disaster.
God created us in His image...as perfect as a human can be. If
we obey his plan for us our life will come together as He wills. "For
as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for
those who fear him." (Psalm 103:11) This week, visit your chosen
house of worship...the perfect place...the perfect time. Your lfe\
can be dose to heaven on earth.

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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Malco Marroquin Chacon, 40,
Fort Meade, and Maria Victoria
Gomez, 33, Fort Meade.
Michael S. Higgins, 32, Logan,
Ohio, and Carissa Michelle Howell,
35, Logan. Ohio.
Chris Albert Wickwire, 49, Plant
City, and Lisa Amy Evans, 45,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Emma McQuaig d/b/a Hair
Boutique vs. Deborah Ann Blum,
judgment.
Department Stores National
Bank/Macy's Premier Visa vs.
Krystal R. Rodriguez, judgment.
Department Stores National
Bank/Macy's Premier Visa vs.
Emprise Dionne Hines, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Jarrod
Luvear Oliver, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Moises Castaneda, petit theft,
time served, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
John Matthew Curls, taking or
attempting to take game over baited
field, adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs.
Johnnie Curls, taking or attempt-
ing to take game over baited field,
adjudication withheld, $315 fine
and court costs.
Platon Domingues, trespass other
than a structure or conveyance, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Dennis Lee Johnson, attempting
to take turkey over baited field,.
$400 fine and court costs, $150
investigative costs.
Victor Manuel Martinez, indecent
exposure, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees.
Gerald Lee Murphy, disorderly
intoxication, time served.
Barnabe Salvador, giving false ID
to a law enforcement officer, petit
theft and loitering/prowling, 15
days with credit for time served
(CTS), $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Miguel Dominguez Santiago,
petit theft, 26 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees.
Joni Michelle Strahun, battery
and violation of probation (original


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charge making false 9-
1-1 calls), adjudication withheld on
first charge, probation revoked, 30
days CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Michael J. Watson, taking or
attempting to take game over baited
field, $315 fine and court costs.
Martrell Brown, criminal mis-
chief, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, share of
$192.50 restittition.
Reyes Lopez Jaimes, violation of
injunction for protection, adjudica-
tion withheld, time served, $315
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Luis Rodriguez, trespass, $315
fine and court costs, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Aurora Alamia Garza, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning the
case.
John Henry Browdy, leaving the
scene of a crash with property dam-
age and attaching tag not assigned,
adjudication withheld, time served,
$330 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Jose A. Cabranes, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), adjudi-
cation withheld, produced valid
license, $205 court costs.
Dario Lucus Chanay, DUI with
property damage, leaving the scene
of an accident and no valid license,
time served, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months, DUI
school, evaluation/treatment, no
alcohol or bars, $885 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$800 restitution, 50 hours commu-
nity service; DUI, not prosecuted.
Santos Contreras, DWLS, 10
days CTS, $330 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Daniel Cuevas Jr., violation of
driver restriction, adjudication
withheld, 16 hours community ser-
vice.
Esteban Santiago Hernandez,
DUI and no valid license, probation
12 months, tag impound 10 days,
license suspended six months, no
alcohol or bars, $622.50 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Norberto Juarez-Colorado,
DWLS, $330 fine and court costs.
James M. Kelly, allowing an
unauthorized person to dri e, adju-
dication withheld, k330 fineand
'court costs.


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AGGRESSIVE REPRESENT ION


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Avelina Ocampo-Fuentes,
DWLS, attaching a tag not assigned
and no registration certificate, $330
fine and court costs.
Bonifacia Santiago Olvera,
allowing an unauthorized person to
drive, adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Claudia Perez, DWLS, adjudica-
tion withheld, $330 fine and court
costs.
Herminio Morales Perez, DUI
and no valid license, 12 months
probation, license suspended six
months, DUI school, evaluation,
$805 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Luis Alberto Reyes, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Ruben Ramirez Ybarra, DUI and
DWLS, probation 12 months,
license suspended five years, car
impound 30 days followed by igni-
tion interlock 30 days, DUI school,
no alcohol or bars, $872.50 fine
and court costs.
Ernesto Garcia, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive, adju-
dication withheld, $205 fine and
court costs.
Saturnino Gonzalez, DUI, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, tag impound 10
days, $662.50 fine and court costs,
50 hours community service.
Charles Leander Staton, DWLS,
$430 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Brandy Michelle Stone, DWLS,
$5401 fine and court costs.
Jesus Vasquez and no registration
certificate, adjudication withheld,
time served, $330 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Matthew Lee Kemp, violation of
probation (original charge reckless
driving), probation revoked, 30
days in jail, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Juan Lopez-Santiago, violation
of probation (original charges DUI
and no valid license), probation
revoked, 60 days CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Rufus Dause Albritton III,
DWLS with property damage,
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage and DUI
with property damage amended
to DUI, 364 days 304 suspend-
ed, probation one year after release
from jail, license suspended 10
years, $2,460 fines and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Noel D. Henry and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Cedric D. Simmons, petition for
administrative child support order..
Ernestina Montero Dominguez
vs. Eduardo Gomez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Christine Cheshire vs. Sheila
Smedley, petition for injunction for
protection.


Debra Driver vs. James Driver,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Helen Elizabeth Albritton vs.
Michnl Shawn Albritton, petition
for inj;-,tion for protection.
Heather Dawn Brantley vs.
Joshua Garrett Brantley, petition
for injunction for protection.
Ramona Diane Matthews vs.
Archie James Hines, petition for
child support.
Erin Jackson and DOR vs.
Alejandro Alvarado Jr., interstate
petition for child support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Vicky Bell Adams and Lawrence
A. Adams, divorce.
Katherine J. Warren and DOR vs.
Shawn T. Casey, voluntary dis-
missal of petition to enforce admin-
istrative child support order.
Keineisha Parker and DOR vs.
Fredrick Tyrone Graham, voluntary
dismissal of petition for child sup-
port.
Amelia Cleto Garcia and Nazario
Garcia, amended divorce order.
Billelica Maldonado and DOR
vs. Benny T. Ciasneros Jr., petition
for child support contempt order
denied.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. J.
Santos Zuniga-Lugo, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Pedro
Granados and Patricia Granados,
judgment against Patricia
Granados.
Jamie Johnson vs. Marvin Brett
Johnson, amended injunction for
protection.
Moses Balderas Herrera Jr. and
Ashley Erin Carter-Herrera,
divorce.
The state Department of Children
and Families and DOR vs. Judy A.
Snell, child support order suspend-
ed.
Doris Freeman vs. Troy Coleman
Dickey, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Dollene Lucinda Fields vs.
Gregory Del Drew, injunction for
protection.
Shalimar Fernandez and DOR
vs. Christian Y. I. Marino, volun-
tary dismissal of petition for child
support.
HSBC Bank vs. Ruth Crespo
Solis et al, judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Michelle Morales and DOR vs.
Daniel Balderas.
Rebecca Riveran' Tamayo, and
SDOR vs. Damiel.F.~Eara.
Brandy Jo Adams and DOR vs.
Michael E. Caskay.
Antonia Balderas and DOR vs.
Daniel Balderas.
Martha Duffell and DOR vs.
Rufus Minor Howell.


Leslie Gabriella DeAngelis and
DOR vs. Joe A. Hearns.
Glinda D. Fulse and DOR vs.
Dennis W. Robinson.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Michael Paul Dawson, attempted
first degree murder reduced to
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon, aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon, tampering with a
witness or victim and felony crimi-
nal mischief, seven years Florida
State Prison followed by three
years probation, no contact with
victim or family, $495 fine and
court costs placed on lien.
Esmeralda Garcia, possession of
methamphetamine with intent to
sell and possession of .cocaine,
adjudication withheld, three years
drug offender probation, warrant-
less search and seizure, no drugs or
alcohol, curfew, substance abuse
evaluation/treatment, $495 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $300 court-appointed attorney
fee; possession of drug parapherna-
lia and resisting an officer without
violence, one year drug offender
probation (concurrent).
Lamont Lee, aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, not prose-
cuted.
Pablo Rivera, two counts aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon, adjudication withheld,
five years probation, $495 fine and
court costs; aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon, not prosecuted.
Ralph Williams III, robbery, not
prosecuted.
Lynn Wayne Allen, violation of
probation (original charge felony
DWLS), probation revoked, 90
days CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Kathleen Cuthbertson Williams,
violation of community control -
house arrest (original charges five
counts uttering a forged instrument
and grand theft), community con-
trol reinstated with new drug abuse
evaluation/treatment, no alcohol or
drugs, random drug screens and
same other conditions.
John Francis Goolsby, violation
&of probation (original .charge
Sattempt.to-purchase cocaine), viola-
tion affidavit withdrawn, resume
probation.
Mauricio Mora, disorderly intox-
ication and battery, transferred to
county misdemeanor court; battery
on a law enforcement officer and


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 3rd at North Wauchula 6:00-7:00 PM; Thursday, May 3rd at
Bowling Green 5:30-6:30 PM; Monday May 7th at Wauchila Elementary 5:30-
7:00 PM; and Monday, May 7th 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 arererquired 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 Escuela Primaria de Wauchula, la Escuela
Primaria de Norte Wauchula, la Escuela Primaria de Bowling Green y la 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 qde traigan un certificado del nancimiento original, un fisico
actual y el registro de inmunizaclones.
Estudiantes que no han reunido los requisitos anteriores no se permitiran entrar en
escuela por el otono. 4:19-26c


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
(863) 773-3582
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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.

07-40
Allyndeb Tile by and through the Authorized Representative requests
approval of a Site Development Plan for the constructionloperation of a
manufacturing plant for wholesale roof tile distribution, ClIBC-zoned, Highway
Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ct and Commerce Ln
2033250500000010010
4.31MOL ac Lot 10, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
S20. T334. R25E

07-41
George HJNorma M. McNary by and through the Authorized Represen-
tative 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
On or abt N side of Bostick Rd, E of Hwy 17
1733250000081500000
19.55MOL ac E1/2 of SW114 of WEll4 LESS Bostick Rd R/W
517. T338. R25E

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9* 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


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
Hardee County, FL


4:19,26c


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 9th 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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tampering with/harassing a witness
or victim, not prosecuted.
Joshua Puzynski, burglary of a
structure while wearing a mask,
grand theft while wearing a mask,
possession of burglary tools while
wearing a mask and trespass, adju-
dication withheld, probation two
years, no contact with property/per-
sons, curfew, other drug abuse
requirements, $495 fine and court
costs, $2,265.20 restitution, 100
hours community service.
Charlie Daniel Tootle, aggravat-
ed domestic assault; domestic bat-
tery and resisting arrest without
violence, transferred to county mis-
demeanor court, no contact with
victim.
Bridget Nicole Zuck, possession
of methamphetamine, not prosecut-
ed.
Derrick Smalls, violation of pro-
bation (original charges two counts
possession of cocaine), violation
affidavit withdrawn, probation ter-
minated.
Jerry Lynn.King, battery on a law
enforcement officer, not prosecut-
ed.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Martin Miranda to Jose A. and
Emily Ibanez, $28,000.
Willie C. Benton to Joseph A.
Iorio, $49,900.
Vernon N. and Rebecca A.
Stephens to Kelly L. and Douglas J.
Daane, $178,000.
Ronald B. Shomaker to David E.
and Bobbi J. Fugate, $33,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Meliton Rios and Miguel and
Antonia Rios, $15,000.
Daniel B. and Karen D. Timmons
to William L. Manfull, $60,000.
Gary Delatorre to Martin
Miranda, $13,700.
New Smyrna Beach Acquisitions
LLC to Aaron Rents Inc.,.
$382,500.
Reinaldo Bermudez to Jesus
Torrres Jr., $35,000.
James E. Jr. and Linda Kersey to
Aurelio and Hildi Chazares,
$90,000.
Raul Juarez to Torres & Sons
Rentals Inc., $18,000.
Leslie J. Raye Sr. and Tracy D.
Cecil to Patricia L. Ragan, $82,500.
John Detrick and Kim Whitley to
Liebler Realty LLC, $225,000.
John H. Detrick to Leibler Realty
LLC, $190,000.


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April 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


New Movie 'Lithium Springs' Was



Filmed Largely In Hardee County


A new Florida outdoors movie
filmed in Hardee County has just
been released to the general public.
"Lithium Springs" is a comedy-
adventure story about an offbeat
adventurer and his miniature dachs-
hund who stumble across the
Fountain of Youth and a treasure
left in the swamp by Ponce de
Leon. The official website is
www.lithiumsprings.com.
A large part of the movie was
filmed in Hardee County near
Horse Creek, Brushy Creek, Goose
Pond Road, the Ona Research
Station, Limestone, Wauchula (al-
though the downtown Wauchula
scene has been cut from the final
version) and Zolfo Springs. The
Little Cypress Golf Course in Zolfo
Springs was also a major location
involving 10 different scenes in the
film.
Two Hardee County natives,
Gerald and Danny McClelland,
have major roles in the film, and
the Hardee County Sheriffs depart-
ment let the producers use some of
their equipment, including one of
their cruisers, in the film.
"Lithium Springs" has been in a
number of film festivals around the
United States and is getting rave
reviews from a wide audience all
across the country. It is a clean,
family-friendly adventure film that
is suitable for people of all ages.
"The photography was spectacu-
lar", says State Sen. Paula Dockery.
"I was thoroughly entertained." So
were a host of other notables,
among them writer and general
counsel of the Writers Guild of
America's Marshall Goldberg
("It's a fun little gem. There is a lot
in this movie."), the well-known
Christian reviewer Ted Baehr of
Moviguide ("Amusing, heartfelt .
has endeared itself to audiences
from 5 to 85. It would be especial-
ly fun for young children.") and the
family approved Dove Foundation,
who gives it 4 doves and calls it
"laugh-out-loud funny."
The film was written and direct-
ed by Carter Lord, a former resi-
dent of Limestone in Hardee
County. Lord produced another fea-
ture film here named "The
Enchanted" in 1981. "Lithium
Springs" is Lord's second feature
film and is 80 minutes long.
"I oe the people 'nld 'h land of
,Hardee County", says Lo. "1 was
fortunate to spend 15 )ears hli ng
here, and it affected me deeply.
Even though I'm a tweener and was
raised in Lakeland, everyone here
has always treated me with great
respect and kindness. I have
learned a lot from the people in this
county.


"I remember Doyle Carlton Jr.
telling me to take the cussing out of
"The Enchanted" when I first came
here in 1981. I did and it saved the
movie. I was so stupid I didn't even
know that. Can you imagine trying
to make a children's film with
cussing in it? How dumb can you
get? And the land. Well, the land is
some of the most beautiful, primi-
tive woods and swamp anywhere in
the world, as we all know. I love the
woods in Hardee County."
"I am very proud of 'Lithium
Springs'. 'The Enchanted' kind of
got away from me a little bit, and I
was always a little disappointed in
its creepiness. It became a little bit
of a horror film, by mistake. But
this film is not that way at all. It is
funny, the story is compelling and
it's a movie that parents can share
with their children. Plus it has some *
spectacular underwater photogra-
phy and a very strong music track."
Dr. Ben Carlton of Hardee
County has seen the film and said,
" My Florida pioneer seventh gen-
eration relatives would turn over in
their graves to see such an authen-
tic look at the land and water they
were raised on. Carter's unique
insight into what Florida used to be
like is remarkable. This film
deserves to be supported and"
hailed. It stands alone among old
Florida folklore and what really
went on in the old days of our state.
Congratulations on this outstanding
accomplishment."
"We are getting good feedback
from people of all ages," says Lord.
"And the little kids, even as young
as three years old, watch it over and
over and over. A friend of mine
told me his daughter watches it
constantly. He is not sure exactly
what it is about it that attracts her so
much, but he suspects it is the dog."
The movie stars a miniature
dachshund named Fred, who every-
body agrees, steals the show.
"Lithium Springs" is unusual in
that it was shot with only a three-
man crew. "The first movie we
made here in Hardee County
required a 40 man crew," says
Lord. "We shot that film in 35MM
and Dolby Stereo. But the new
technology available today is such
that we were able to make 'Lithium
Springs' with only a three-man
crew. This is very unusual-and one
of the reasons it took so long to
make. But it allowed us to ease in
and out of the woods with our
actors and capture what we feel is
the true essence of the Florida
backwoods. I love the new comput-
er technology. It has opened up the
movie industry to anyone with a
strong vision and the energy to


make it happen."
The distribution of films, espe-
cially independent films with no
famous stars, is still, however, the
"hard" part. "We are on the extreme
fringe of the motion picture indus-
try. Most of the independent films
made now have some kind of hard
edge to them murder, weirdness,
the exploration of the dark side of
human nature. With these elements
they can attract attention, especial-
ly in the big cities."
"But we are not into that. We
work hard to make films that every-
one can see, that you' can watch
with your kids and your grandkids
and not be uncomfortable or
assaulted by ugliness and cruelty.
For sure we deal with some diffi-
cult subjects, like the exploitation
of our natural resources, but we try
to do it in a funny and lighthearted
way, and emphasize the beautiful
things of life. Much of the movie
world thinks this is corny and unin-
teresting but I don't. And we have
found that there is a huge crowd of
other people who don't either.


And that is the audience we are
seeking."
The all-Florida cast features
Fred, the miniature dachshund, in
what Fred himself calls "the great-
est performance by a dachshund in
the history of American Cinema,"
former Oakland Raider star Henry
Lawrence of Palmetto in his screen
debut, entertainer Nina Royal of
Sarasota, singer and SAG actress
Rebecca Renfroe, Paul Hughes,
Teza and Carter Lord of Lakeland,
Gold Medal winning lifeguard
champion Lance Seiler of Delray
Beach, and SAG actors Tom
Wainman and Lee Perkinson of
Orlando and Tampa. Hollywood
veteran Esther Luttrell is producer.
The film costs $19.95 plus $2
shipping and handling and is avail-
able at www.lithiusprings.com. Or
call 1-800-852-0662 or write to
Carter Lord at 4407 Oakglen Rd.,
Lakeland, FL 33813.
The movie will be shown May
18-19 at the Polk Theater in
'Lakeland, along with Lord's first
movie "The Enchanted."


Evinrude, played by Cater Lord, and Fred stop for lunch in the
woods in the new film "Lithium Springs," filmed largely in west-
ern Hardee County.


Movie filmed mostly in Hardee County features a dachshund.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Veteran Hardee County cowboys Danny and Gerald McClelland
in action on Brushy Creek in western Hardee County, in the new
independent film "Lithium Springs."


"Lithium Springs" movie has a rural Florida setting.


Fred's ready to dive for treasure buried centuries before by
Ponce de Leon, in the quirky little film "Lithium Springs."


I I


Gerald and Danny McClelland in action on the Horse Creek
Prairie in western Hardee County.



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I ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
'Juice, Milk
SLunch: Macaroni & Cheese or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Green
-Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Corn-
bread, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered Toast,
Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Peaches, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Pizza Pocket
(Salad Tray, Corn, Juice, Roll,
Peanut Butter Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
,Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad Tray,
4Mashed Potatoes, Juice, Pineapple
9Chunks, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
SBreakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
,Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese Sauce or
Corndog Nuggets (Salad Tray,
.+Mexican Rice, Juice, Applesauce)
'and Milk
S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Cornbread, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice Bar, Salad Bar) and
Milk


TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered Toast,
Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Chicken
Pot Pie or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Biscuits, Turnip
Greens, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Pepperoni
Hot Pocket or Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Roll, Juice, Peanut Butter Cookies,
Whole Kernel Corn) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey Sand-
wich (Lettuce & Tomato, Mashed
Potatoes, Pears, Juice, Roll, Salad
Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Corndog Nug-
gets or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Applesauce,
Juice, Refried Beans) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Black-Eyed Peas,
Steamed Cabbage, Peas & Carrots,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered Toast,
Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Baked Potato,
Vegetable Beef Soup, Cucumber
Sticks, Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed Salad,
Juice, Green Beans, Veggie Cup,
Garden Peas, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Pears, Waldorf Salad) and
Milk


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate



PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners i.
will hold a

PUBLIC WORKSHOP
for the review and discussion of proposed changes to the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code
Ordinance No. 1996-02, as amended
on
Friday, May 11, 2007 at its Planning Session
at8:30, A.M.
or as soon thereafter
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.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Hardee County Manager's Office 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. atthe 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 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.
4:26c


THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Sau-
sage, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Savory Ride,
Broccoli, Roll, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Salad,
Mexican, Whole Kernel Corn, Re-
fried Beans w/Cheese, Applesauce
,Cake, Juice) and Milk









A Daily Thought


THURSDAY
We wait in hope for the Lord
God; He is our help and our
shield. In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
May Your unfailing love rest
upon us, 0 Lord, even as we put
our hope in You.
Psalm 33:20-2 (N!V)
FRIDAY
For you know the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that though
He was rich (in eternity), yet for
your sake He became poor (on
earth), so that by His poverty,
you might become (eternally)
rich.
II Corinthians 8:9 (RSV)

SATURDAY
Don't you know by now that the
everlasting God, the Creator of
the farthest part of the earth,
never grows faint or weary. No
one can fathom the depths of
His understanding. He gives
power to the tired and worn out,
and strength to the weak. .
Isaiah 40:28-29 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Speak to one another int psalms,
hymns and songs, sing. and
make music in your hearts to the
Lord;'and in the name of'our
Lord Jesus Christ, give thanks
every day for everything to our
God and Father.
Ephesians 5:19-20 (NEB)

MONDAY
Serve God with a whole heart
and eager mind, for God exam-
ines every heart and sees
through every motive. If you
seek Him, He'll make sure you
'find Hiin,'but if' 6Ou abandon
Him, He'll leave you for good.
I Chronicles 28:9b (ME)

TUESDAY
The honest citizen has no need
to fear the keepers of law and
order, but the dishonest man will
always be nervous of them. If
you want to avoid this anxiety,
just lead a law-abiding life, and
all that can come your way is a
word of approval.
Romans 13:3 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord God has told you,
human, what is good; He has
told you what He wants from
you: To do what is right to other
people, love being kind to oth-
ers, and live humbly, obeying
your God.


Micah 6:8 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJy) King Jamres
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Centiry Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


HARDEE COUNTY
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
adopted Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which
authorize a financial hardship exception to the solid
waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special
assessment fees. Property owners qualifying for this


exception will


receive


a refund


or a credit in the


amount of the current tax year's approved non-ad
valorem taxes toward the special assessment fees for
solid waste disposal and fire rescue assessment fees.

If you are interested in applying for this exception, or
if you have any questions pertaining to this issue,
please contact the Office of Management and Budget
at 863/773-3199. Applications will be accepted until
May 31, 2007.

Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 4:26-5:24c


:eason Under Way

For the Pink Sox, Roberts came was also stranded, as was Newton,
around to score twice and McNabb, Graham, Moore and Allen.
Ruth Erekson, Kirkland and Tatum In the week's finale on Thursday,
chipped in with the other runs. the Lady Bugs outscored the Pink
i..h; ..- rCarltnn and Carcia SOX 20-5.


Angels S

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The youngest teams of Dixie
softball players got their season
started on April 14.
Combining that pair of games
with the games last week set the
initial standings for the year, with
the Jake L. Carlton (JLC) Con-
struction Orange Blossoms in first
place with a 2-0-1 record.
Trailing them are the Chancey
and Associates Design Group Pink
Sox at 1-1-1 and the Cooper's
Flowers Lady Bugs at 1-3.
Games will continue on at 5:45
p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday of this week. Games are
at the Recreation Complex Fields
off Altman Road north of the high
school.
The season opened with a dou-
ble-header on Saturday, April 14. In
the early game, the Orange
Blossoms edged the Lady Bugs 3-
2.
Meagan Shivers, Shayna Harned
and Claudia Klein circled the bases
for the Blossoms. Twin hits by
Kimberly Derringer and Rebecca
Albritton helped out. Other players
oi the Blossoms are Kaitlyn Shaw,
Karley White, Senaida Bprcia,
Cheyenne Pohl, Rosienell Rivers,
Hannah Carlton and Emily
Bennett.
Allison Farr and Tiffany Owens
crossed home plate for the Lady
Bugs. Hits by Amber Newton,
Sarah Welch, Josie Moore, Ahdam
Alqabsi and Carleigh Daughtery
aided the team. Other Lady Bugs
are Breanna Godwin, Desiree Ford,
Gabrielle Allen, Taylor Graham,
Illeana Flores and Litzy Vargas.
Later Saturday, the Lady Bugs
tangled with the Pink Sox and came
up on the short end of an 8-4 score.
Tara McNabb, Danielle Smith
and Marissa Chancey each scored
twice for the Pink Sox. Caitlin
Defresne and Taylor Roberts each
added.a solo score. Other Pink Sox
ate Anna Erekson, Reyna Kirkland,
Andrew. Crawford, Alyssa Mae
Tatum, Josie Hancock, Ruth
Erekson and Amber Mendoza.
Godwin homered among her two
hits for the Lady Bugs. Allen dou-
bled to score teammate Alqabsi.
Vargas and Newton each also
stroked twin hits. Vargas and
Graham each also added a run.
Last Monday's game between the
Pink Sox and Blossom ended in a.
6-6 tie when time ran out.


Owens homered for the ,Lady
Bugs. Godwin and Allen each cir-
cled the bases three times. Vargas,
Farr, Welch and Flores came across
home plate twice each and Graham,
Owens and Moore each scored
once.
McNabb, Smith, Ruth Erekson
and Roberts were each twin-hit bat-
ters for the Pink Sox. Mendoza,
Anna Erekson, McNabb, Smith and
Ruth Erekson rounded the bases
once each.


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

PUBLIC WORKSHOP
on
Thursday, May 10, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
HARDEE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS
containing items such as but not limited to the
discussion of zoning districts, property line
setbacks, definitions, performance standards, table
of allowed land uses, criteria for the use of
unopened streets in old platted subdivisions, etc.


Development Code


available for inspection at the County's
website---www.hardeecounty.net.
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, PlanninglZoning Board
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Departmentat
least two (2) working days prior to the Public Hearing.
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 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 workshop will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 4:26-5:3c


The draft Land


Arson







Reward



UP To




$25,000



For information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons) setting fire to a camper
near Ollie Roberts Road and Hardee Lakes Park on or about Jan. 30, 2007.


Call Inspector Kevin Shireman at: (863) 581 5009

Anonymous calls accepted: (800) 638-3473



An arsonist remains free. Please help catch the persons) that burned the travel trailer
camper onr private land east of Hardee Lakes Park on or about 1/30/07. The person walked
a quarter mile through heavy woods at midnight to set this fire. Luckily, no one was inside
the camper that was concealed there for only one month. The arsonist is obviously very
familiar with the area and the activities of local people.

This person may have used fire for intimidation or insurance fraud in the
past.


[ This person may have set fire to woodlands along John Gill Rd. at 4:

00 PM, April 16th ]

Arson, despicable and cowardly, is a crime of terror ("Kill one and a thousand shall
tremble"). History is rich with neighbors coming together to catch an arsonist. Please, call
Inspector Shireman with ANY information. Anonymous calls are welcome. Arson is
difficult to prove without help from concerned citizens.

Until the person responsible for this fire and possibly others is caught, we ALL are victims
and potential targets. The camper could easily have been an occupied home, business, or
forest. The fire could have spread, like fear, to other homes. Arson that goes unanswered
is likely repeated. Now is the time to come forward with any leads, however small. 426


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scored in the first inning for the
Blossoms and Albritton, Shaw and
White came home in the second
inning.
The Blossoms came back. on
Tuesday evening to shut down the
Lady Bugs 15-1.
Shivers, Carlton and Derringer
were each four score batters for the
Blossoms. Pohl, Harned and Rivers
added a run apiece.
Vargas was the only Lady Bug to
get all the way to home plate. She






April 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
April 22, a burglary on Airport Road was reported.
April 21, Calaster Junior Thomas, 59, of 429 South Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of violation of probation.
April 21, Filoteo Cruz Santiago, 41, of 1351 Dansby Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with hit-and-run, leav-
ing the scene of a crash and operating a motor vehicle while license sus-
pended.
April 21, William P. Baucom, 41, of 1351 Dansby Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with two counts aggra-
vated battery using a deadly weapon, kidnap false imprisonment and
battery.
April 21, Victor Manuel Martinez, 34, of Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with petit theft, trespassing
on a structure or conveyance, battery and disorderly intoxication.
April 21, Candelario Paxtian Sosme, 41, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with carrying a concealed
weapon.
April 21, a residential burglary on Morning Glory Loop, a robbery on
Merle Langford Road, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North, a fight on U.S.
17 North, and thefts on Golf Road, Stansfield Road, U.S. 17 North and U.S.
17 South were reported.
April 20, Hasan Jaleel Williams, 31, P.O. Box 444, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with disorderly conduct
and fraud by impersonation giving a false identification to a law enforce-
ment officer.
April 20, Veda Simpson, 33, and Shawn Thomas Simpson, 46, both of
735 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula, were arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and each
charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Veda Simpson was
charged with an additional two counts of contributing to the delinquency of
a minor.
April 20, Manuel DeJesus Soto, 20, of 708 Seminole St., Wauchula,
was arrested
by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession of marijuana.
April 20, Mario Costilla, 30, of 4615 First St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Eric Thompson and charged with possession of marijua-
na, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 20, a residential burglary on Vandolah Road, a business burglary
on U.S. 17 South, burglary of a conveyance on West Main Street, a fight
on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief on Riverside Drive and on Branch
Lane, and thefts on Golf Blvd., Altman Road and U.S. 17 North were
reported.
April 19, Julie Jay Ellis, 44, of 435 Cracker Lane, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on two counts of fraud issuing a check with
insufficient funds.
April 19, Jawain Dante Robinson, 18, of 1550 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula and Paulos Chale Amonge, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula,
were arrested by Sgt. Eddie Davis and the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and each charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell
and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence. Amonge was also
charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapherna-
lia.
April 19, Angela Patrice Louis, 18, of 308 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
April 19, a residential burglary on Valdez Lane, and thefts on Ollie
Roberts Road and Palado Acres were reported.
April 18, Joseph Glenn Johnson, 44, of 2227 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of contempt of
court.
April 18, Vanessa Clayton. 36, of 272'Chamiberlain Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
April 18, Marcos Hernandez, 19, of 260 Knight Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of probation.
April 18, Marvin Monroe Harrison, 71, of 2617 Merle Langford
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. K.A.
.Benavidez and charged with DUI.
April 18, Michael Shannon Wingate, 26, of 4669 Hammock Ridge Dr.,
Mulberry, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charge with possession of
a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and driving while license sus-
pended.
April 18, Ever Morales, 23, of 406 Tulane Ave., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on three counts of failure to appear in court.
April 18, a fight on U.S. 17 South and thefts on CR 663, Stenstrom
Road and Altman Road were reported.
April 17, Joshua Aaron Puzynski, 19, of 419 Lime Run, Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with burglary of a structure
causing damage, larceny and criminal mischief-damage to property.
April 17, Jose Angel Garcia, 19, of 2295 Gilliard Farm Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of contempt of
court.
April 17, a vehicle stolen on Bluff Road, and thefts on Griffin Road
and Captiva Avenue were reported.
April 16, Antwan Lamont Jordan, 24, 128 N. CR 663, Ona, was arrest-
ed by Dep. David Drake and charged with larceny and unarmed burglary of
a dwelling
April 16, Errol Deshay Sampson, 49, of 8604 Elmer St., Tampa, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with 'on-support.
April 16, Amy Denice Altieri, 31, of 2902 Oak Hill Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with battery.
April 16, a residential burglary on Citrus Valley Road and criminal
mischief on Keeton Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
April 22, Jose Alfredo Cordero, 39; of 520 W. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with battery.
April 22, Alfredo Gonzalez-Martinez, 20, of 941 Harris Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and
.driving while license suspended.
April 21, Jose Fransico Santos, 25, of 396 Grimes Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of violation of probation.
April 21, John Mccauley, 55, of. 635 Peterson St., Wauchula, was
arrested and charged with battery on an officer or firefighter.
April 21, Rudy Lee Lopez, 20, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with trespassing on prop-
erty not a structure or conveyance.
April 21, a theft on Green Street was reported.
April 20, Tommy Wood, 55, of 1005 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was


arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with sexual assault.
April 20, Michael Blain Johnson, 44, of 812 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
April 20, a residential burglary on West Main Street and a theft on
South Ninth Avenue were reported.
April 19, Christopher Michael Rich, 18, of 515 Baker St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with possession of mari-
juana.
April 18, Mackinson St. Fort, 36, of 1548 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on a charge of contempt of court.
April 18, Cedric Taylor, 30, of 726 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charge with possession of cocaine, pos-
session of marijuana and driving while license suspended.
April 17, Rodney Anthony Cristofaro, 33, of 519 S. llth Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with violation of,
municipal ordinance-open container law.
April 17, William A. Carlton, 34, of 1535 Washington St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with two counts of fraud by
tampering with utilities.
April 17, a residential burglary on South First Avenue, a theft on
Walton Avenue and criminal mischief on Bell Avenue were reported.

April 16, criminal mischief on Bell Avenue was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
April 22, Wenceslado Romo, 27, of 4648 Sally Drive, Bartow, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.
April 20, Jose Manuel Gallardo, 19, of 4419 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with possession of


marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, destroying or tampering with
evidence and driving while license suspended.
April 19, Tarik Edrikis Hendricks, 19, of 318 Corsica Ave. N.E., Lake
Placid, and Rodney Eugene Williams, 19, of 135 Vision St., Lake Placid,
were arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace. Hendricks was charged with possession
of marijuana and Williams was charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church.
April 18, Rudy Lee Lopez, 20, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug parpahernalia. At the jail, Dep. Danny
O'Bryan detained him on a charge of.failure to appear in court.
April 18, a theft on East Main Street was reported.
April 17, Abel Villalba Beltrain, 37, of North Palmetto Street, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with possession of
amphetamine with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance with-
out a prescription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
April 17, a theft on Pleasant Way was reported.

April 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 21, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on
Seventh Street East and a theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.
April 19, a business burglary at 244 Storage Lane was reported.
April 18, thefts on Seventh Street East and Hudson Street were report-


April 17, a theft on Magnolia Street was reported.


The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
and

Chamber of Commerce

present

."NATURE FEST 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007 ImWsson

at Hardee Lakes Park

Events: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Adult Fishing Tournament Bank and Boat Kids Fishing Tournament
Music Pong Rides K-9 quad Butterfly Experiene
Nature Walk s Birding Information Booths Fossil Fun Zone
*Alligator Alley Trolleg Rides Tours Food Prizes
For More Information Call (863) 773-6967


Corporate Sponsors
Mosaic CF Industries PhosChem Supply Company Heartland Broadcasting
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
Business Sponsors
Vandolah Power Co. Progrdss Energy* Seminole Electric.


Directions:
From US Highway 17, go west on State Road 62 about 7.5
miles to County Road 663 (Ft. Green Rd.). Go north on
County Road 663, turn west onto Methodist Church Rd.,
Follow detour signs to Ollie Roberts Rd., Turn west.
Park entrance is on the north side of the road.


Castaway 4-H Sport Fishing Club


Florida Council on Crime & Deliqueney Chapter 34

5 AnnuMl Kids Fishing Tournament

Registration begins at 7:00 AM

Fishing 8:00 AM until Noon
For more information please contact
Walter Williamson (863) 773-0766

Hardee Lakes is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
For more information, please contact (863) 773-6967 \
www.hardeecc.com


Hardee Lakes Fishing Tournament


Boat Tournament to include...

O $60 Catch-N-Release Bass per Boat
(Total Weight, max 2 fish, Lake 1 & 2 (F1, 2nd & 3"')
Lake 3 & 4 (1" & 2")

L $10 Big Bass per person
(1 Place Only, per lake)

J $10 Catfish from the Bank
(Weight of largest fish, 1 *Place Only)
Boaters will be assigned to lake by drawing on Friday,
April 27th at the Hardee Lakes at 6:00 p.m.
Equal prizes for every lake!!!
For more information call Erica Scheipsmeier
at (863) 773-4450


100% Pay-out of Registration plus
additional prize money and prizes TBA!!!
See complete rules for details.
Space is limited!


Boat Owner Other Registrant

Address Address

City State Zip City State Zip

Phone Phone

Signature

Drop your registration off at Austin Growers Garden Center located at 1329 US Highway 17 North, just south of Wal-Mart or
you may mail your entries with registration fees to PO Box 863, Bowling Green, Florida 33834.
Call 863-773-4450 if you need further information. Tournament fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 26, 2007


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS



'MONEY GREW ON TREES'


By FRANKIE REYNA
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My grandma's name is Elena Gaona (aka
Helen). She was born on March 1, 1950, in
Mississippi and is now 57 years old. She is
the oldest child of eight children: four
brothers and three sisters.
She went to school in a small town
called Rosedale and only went to the sev-
enth grade. She rode the bus because they
lived in the country in an old frame house
that had an outhouse.
She did not work out in the fields as she
had to take care of her brothers and sisters.
At the age of 6 her mother taught her to
wash dishes and to cook. As she got older,
she had to take care of the household
chores while her parents worked out in the
fields.
While growing up, she remembers that


gas was 25 cents a gallon. Her father made
as wages $50 a week working seven days a
week, and her mother made $3 a day hoe-
ing in the cotton fields.
They had a black 1956 Ford car and later
got a 1956 Chevy pickup truck. When they
came to Florida, they had a white station
wagon.
While she was growing up, they went to
town once a week on Saturday and bought
groceries. Every once in a while they went
to movies. They were given 25 cents and
that was enough for the movies, soda and
popcorn.
At the age of 15, they came to Florida.
They lived in a labor camp in Royal Palm.
They lived there for a little while and then
came to Zolfo Springs, where cousins and
relatives told her father that money grew on


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

75 YEARS AGO
Wauchulan Plays For Western
Union Title: Playing by direct wire
with an opponent 1,800 miles away,
Robbie Casper, local manager of
the Western Union Telegraph Co.,
was unsuccessful in his attempts to
defeat his opponent.
Casper aimed to wrest the title of
Western Union Checker Champion
from Edward E. Libby, of
Minneapolis, Minn. The games
were played last Thursday night and
Libby won three out of the four.

School Performance One Of Best
Ever Had: The grammar school
entertainment given in the city
auditorium last Friday evening was
one of the best ever held here,
according to the hundreds of
patrons who enjoyed it.
The auditorium was filled to
capacity and the more than 500
children who took part showed they
had been thoroughly ,drilled and
well trained. Each did their part
well and the entire program went
off without a hitch.

Wauchula Ball Team To Get New
Uniforms: When the Wauchula
Truckers step onto the diamond
Sunday afternoon to open the 1932
Orange Belt baseball league season,
they'll be all dolled up in new uni-
forms.
The natty new garments arrived
the first of the week and will be
issued to members of the team
before the game Sunday. They are
gray, trimmed with black. Plans are
being made to put a large green
cucumber on the front of the uni-
forms.

50 YEARS AGO
Rising First Graders To Be
Registered: Friday, May 3, is the
next parent Visitation Day in the
schools of Hardee County. Parents
of the children are requested to
make an effort to visit to talk with
the teachers of their children to
determine ways of cooperation.
This is the final visitation day for
the 1956-57 school year, and it is
extremely important that confer-
ences be held where they are help-
ful and needed. It is also a good
opportunity to register children who
are to be in school next year.

'Bids Asked For New Post Office:
There is a strong possibility that
Wauchula may have a new post
office building before the year is
out. The Post Office Department
this week posted invitations for bids
for new quarters.
The new building will contain
4,300 to 4,500 square feet of floor
space. The Wauchula Masonic
Lodge is currently figuring on sub-
mitting a bid, using the lot now
occupied by the lodge building on
West Main Street between Sixth
and Seventh avenues.

Miss Nell Hovis And Arlis Grice
Wed Sunday: In a double-ring cere-
mony, beautiful in its simplicity,
Miss Nell Hovis became the bride
of Arlis Grice of Wauchula, at 4
p.m. Sunday afternoon in the First,
Baptist Church.
The Rev. Otis Garland and Rev.
Eugene Badley performed the rites.
before' an altar flanked with palms,
baskets of white gladioli, white
pompons and yellow mums, and tall
candelabras holding lighted yellow
tapers.
25 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Win Regional Title: The
Hardee Wildcats made history at
Titusville on Tuesday night with a 3
to 1 victory over the Titusville
Terriers in the Region 5 battle for


the right to advance to the sectional
game. This was Hardee's first
region title ever.
Hardee now will face Charlotte
Friday night at 7:30 in Wauchula to
decide the sectional title and a trip
to the final game in the 3-A state
competition. Charlotte defeated
Venice 9-3 to advance to this
Friday's showdown with the 'Cats
at Farr Field.

Kelly Wadsworth Wins Spelling
Bee: Kelly Wadsworth, 13, a sev-
enth grader at Hardee Junior High
won the 1982 Tampa Tribune and
Tampa Times Spelling Bee
Saturday, April 24. "It was an
honor. I was very much surprised,"
Kelly said.
She was declared winner after
last year's contest winner, Phil
Whitehead, misspelled the word
faconne. Wadsworth promptly
spelled the word correctly and then
the word quadroon to become grand
champion.

Robert Alan White Awarded
Scholarship: Robert Alan White of
Wauchula has been awarded the
University of Florida President's
Scholarship. One of the scholar-
ships is awarded each year to a stu-
dent on each junior college campus
in the'state.
The award gives status and
recognition to academic achieve-
ment attained by the recipient.
Robert will be awarded the associ-
ate in arts degree at South Florida
Junior College graduation exercises
on May 4.

10 YEARS AGO
Cracker Main St. Names New
Leader: "I'm thrilled they have cho-
sen me. It's wonderful to be
involved and be able to contribute
all my time to the revitalization of
the community," said Andrea
Thompson.
Thompson's selection as the new
executive director of the Cracker
Main Street Inc., was confirmed by
the Executive Board on Monday, as
they voted to accept the recommen-
dation of an ad hoc selection com-
mittee.

Hardee Weightlifters Down
Devils: The recently-formed
weightlifting club at Hardee High


School ended competition on high
note last week. The club has hopes
of being a recognized sport next
season.
The members downed rival Avon
Park 59-19 in bouts at Avon Park.
Seven Wildcats claimed first place
in the combined points for the
bench press and the clean-and-jerk
in their weight classes.




Classes Help

Prepare For

Teacher Test
Prospective teachers can review
for the Professional Education
Exam through a series of four
workshops being offered at South
Florida Community College's
Highlands Campus.
The workshops will run on
Tuesday and Thursday nights for
two weeks, June 5 and 7 and then
June 12 and 14. They will be held
from 6 to 9 p.m. in Building G,
Room 102.
The workshops are open to stu-
dents enrolled in SFCC's Educator
Preparation Institute and other local
alternative certificate programs and
to teachers who have temporary
teaching certificates.
Admission and materials are
free, but.space is limited. Partici-
pants must register in advance by
calling Colleen Rafatti, program
coordinator, at 784-7403 or by
sending e-mail to rafattic@south-
florida.edu.
Because each workshop will
cover a different aspect of the test,
participants should plan to attend
all four workshops.
The Professional Education
Exam is one of three tests most
prospective teachers must pass to
become eligible for a professional
teaching certificate from the state
of Florida. The test covers the
knowledge and skills teachers
should possess to function effec-
tively in the classroom, such as
classroom management, instruc-
tional strategies, using educational
technology, ethics and diversity.


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trees (meaning picking oranges). So her
father would take the whole family to pick
oranges, rain or shine. (He never would quit
picking oranges."
She was allowed to have a boyfriend but
could not go out places with him; he could
only see her at her house. So, at the age of
16, she got married for the first time and
had three children: one son and two daugh-
ters. At the age of 18, she got her driver's
license.
In 1976 she went back to school and got
her GED. She worked at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School as a teacher's aide for
10 years. Then she went to work for the


Winn-Dixie Store as a deli manager for 10
years and had an early retirement. In 1978
she remarried for the second time and has
been married for 27 years.
She is now employed at the Department

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of Revenue (child support enforcement) as
a clerk specialist.
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.


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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 33873
Attn: RFQ Real Estate Development Services -c

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. 4:26c


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