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For Swimming Lessons

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Nature Fest

Draws Crowd

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The


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 21
3 Sections, 34 Pages


Thursday, May 3, 2007


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plus .1, sa.,e4 13"


Hardee School Beats State Writing Scores
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By-CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
For the second year in a row, stu-
dents in a Hardee County elemen-
tary school have surpassed their
statewide counterparts in a Florida
writing exam.
Additionally, fourth graders in
another school here matched a state
score, while those in the three other
elementaries all came in fairly
close behind.
Hardee Junior High kept its com-


posite score of last year, but the
state did not. As the state level
increased, the gap between it and
local eighth graders widened.
And Hardee Senior High
matched one state score and neared
another.
So said the results of the
Writing+ or "writing plus," por-
tion of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, which were
released by the state Department of
Education last week.


The writing+ exam is adminis-
tered to fourth, eighth and 10th
graders statewide. The test has two
parts, essay and multiple-choice.
Fourth graders statewide aver-
aged a score of 302 on the multiple-
choice test and a composite score
of 3.9 on the essay portion.
State eighth graders ranked a 291
and a 4.1.
Florida's 10th graders came in at
296 and 3.9.
It was North Wauchula Elemen-


Liy ra cUooui wlicii U ueste. LIe state,
beating both the multiple-choice
score and the composite essay
number. It earned a 308 and a 4.0.
Bowling Green Elementary
duplicated the state in one of the
areas, achieving the same 3.9 com-
posite score but pulling a 293 on
the multiple-choice scale.
Hilltop Elementary School, in its
first year of existence, scored a 278
and a 3.7.
Wauchula Elementary showed a


2z94 and a j./.
And Zolfo Springs Elementary
echoed that same 3.7 composite
score, and then a 291.
All five elementary schools
make up one districtwide score,
however, which came in very near
the statewide marks by averaging





County


out to a 293 ana a 3.8.
At the secondary level, Hardee
Junior High School fell well behind
the state averages with its 248 and
3.6. Hardee Senior High was closer
to state benchmarks, with a 280 and
a 3.8.
See SCORES 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Larry Coker rounds the track once again as he ticks off 60 miles during the annual cancer Relay For Life event at Wildcat
Stadium.


A Mile A Year, And Then Some


By C.J. MOUSER
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Larry Coker's sneakers are showing signs of wear in
the soles, and well they should.
Despite the fact that the shoes are relatively new, they
have in excess of 60 miles on them. The significant thing
about those multiple miles is that they were traveled in the
space of about 14 hours.
When Coker showed up for the American Cancer
Society's recent Relay For Life fundraiser, he already
knew two things: he was not going to relay, and he was
going to run a minimum of 60 miles. That number would
represent one mile for every year of his life.
Coker actually ran 61 miles and walked another mile
and a quarter.


"I started running at 1:36 Saturday afternoon, and
stopped at about 3:30 Sunday morning." Coker said. "I
only had two breaks, of about five minutes each."
The relay took place at the quarter-mile track at
Wildcat Stadium in Wauchula on Saturday, April 21.
Coker, who was born and raised in Hardee County, had an
assistant to help record the number of times he successful-
ly completed a lap. It took four laps to make a mile, and
Coker ran a total of 244 laps and walked another five laps.
"I started out at about 5-1/2 miles an hour, but almost
immediately got too hot and had to slow down. Once I
slowed down and found a comfortable pace, I just kept
thinking about the money I was going to raise and kept
pushing," Coker said.
See A MILE 2A


Add To U.S. 17


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Just focus on adding two lanes to
U.S. 17.
The Hardee County Commission
has overwhelmingly endorsed a
discarded alternative as the best
route for four-laning the southern
portion of U.S. 17 in Hardee
County.
The commission recently autho-
rized a letter to state Department of
Transportation (DOT) District I
Secretary Stanley M. Cann, empha-
sizing the county's desire for the
agency to reconsider, the eastern..
CSX railroad corridor for the north-
bound lanes of U.S. 17.
Fish Branch Road resident Glen


Bowen was a vocal advocate of the
eastern route, while Joe L. Davis
Sr. said it would "give the state an
excuse to postpone the project to,.
have more public hearings."
Commissioners said any change
in the roadway plan would require
additional public hearings anyway.
Bowen said landowners east of the'
old railroad corridor to be used for
the northbound pair would be will-
ing to donate land for retention
ponds to get the four-laning com-
pleted.
At issue is three to four miles of
.U.S.,,17 from the DeSoto County._
line past The Bluffs Golf Course
and Brookside Bluffs Mobile
See U.S. 17 2A


Free Haz-Waste Disposal!


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
This Saturday is the quarterly
Household Hazardous Waste Col-
lection Day at the Hardee County
Sanitary Landfill.
Beginning at 8 a.m. and ending
at noon, residents will be able to
safely dispose of hazardous waste
for free. The landfill is located at
685 Airport Road, about three miles
east of Wauchula on the north side
of Main Street.
Each household is allowed to
freely dispose of 60 pounds of
waste.
Items that are hazardous include
garden and household pesticides,
household chemicals and cleaners,


aerosols of any kind, old paint,:
paint removers, fluorescent light
bulbs, used oil, old petroleum prod-.
ucts or anti-freeze, brake and trans-
mission fluids, car batteries, pool
and photographic chemicals, bat-
teries and polyurethane sealer.
They should not be .thrown out
along with the regular household
garbage because they can contami-
nate the landfill and, eventually,
pollute the water supplies. Haz-
ardous household items should
only be brought to the landfill on
the designated days, four times a
year.
Certain items are even unaccept-
able for Household Hazardous
See DISPOSAL 2A


BE READY


Grant Funds To Help Homeless


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By JOAN SEAMAN.
Of The Herald-Advocate
A recent state award of over
$71,000 will help prevent home-
lessness in Hardee County.
The federal money, awarded
through the state Department of
Children and Families (DCF) will.
help the Hardee Help Center in its
goal to served an estimated 288
families who face economic and
personal problems which place
them in jeopardy.
"Fighting homelessness means
more than providing meals and a
place to sleep for the night," said
Ann Berner, DCF District 14
administrator. "It means having
services in place that prevent peo-
ple from becoming homeless in the
first place. This grant will go a long
way toward that goal." Hardee
joins with Highlands and Polk
counties to form District 14.
Hardee Help Center is an out-
reach of the Hardee County
Ministerial Association. In 2006,


the center assisted over 1,219 fam-
ilks, providing 915 families with
food and clothing and over 304
families with $65,567 in emer-
gency economic assistance. A
recent survey indicated there are
300 homeless people/families in
the county.
Center director Rev. Jeff
Ramsland said Tuesday that origi-
nally the center had been awarded
$65,554, but when one agency was
unable to accept its grant, redivi-
sion awarded the Hardee Help
Center the entire $71,600 it had
requested.
The local association has chosen
a 2007 theme of "Building A Better
Community."
All of the funds received will be
used for emergency economic
assistance to help residents at risk
for a variety of reasons. "Some are
still left from the hurricanes, but
most are because of a downturn in
economics or personal circum-
stances," said Ramsland, who has


resigned from the Help Center
effective at the end of June to return
to active ministry as pastor of the
Cherokee United Methodist
Church in Cherokee, N. C. His first
Sunday there will be July 1.
The Ministerial Association is
actively seeking applications to fill
his position, said Ramsland. On the
Board of Directors are Rev. Jimmy
Morse, its chairman; Rev. Bill
Knight, vice-chairman; Rev. Brook
Larrison, secretary; Mike Manley,
the center treasurer and Rev. Jirn
Williams, the association treasurer;
Rev. Wendell Smith, Belva Vance,
Jim See and Dana 'English.
Working in coordination with the
Help, Center are case manager
Esther Castillo, program coordina-
tor Bette Sneider, and staff of the
Association's Thrift Store, manager
Brenda Holmes and assistant man-
ager Sylvia Graham. Monies from
the store and funds from United
Way, The Salvation Army and
See HOMELESS 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
The 2007-08 edition of the All Hazards Guide Is now available in
both English and Spanish, helping you plan for natural or man-
made disasters and guiding you in disaster recovery. It includes
a list of shelters. Remember, hurricane season begins June 1.
Emergency Management Director Rich Shepard shows the
guide which can be picked up at any county office, city offices
in Wauchula, Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs, and some local
restaurants, stores and at the Emergency Management
Operations Center, 404 W. Orange St., Wauchula.


Herald-Advocate








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Kelly's Column
By Jim


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Three things have shocked and saddened me regarding the area news-,
paper industry in recent months. They are signs of the times.
1. The Frisbie family in Bartow sold the Polk County Democrat, Fort
Meade Leader and Lake Wales News to an excellent publishing company,
Sun Coast Media Group owned largely by the Derek Dunn-Rankin family.
Sun Coast Media owns the Venice Gondalier Sun, the Charlotte Sun and the
DeSoto Sun.
The Frisbie family had owned and operated the Polk County Democrat
for 75 years. Owners S.L. and Mary Frisbie sold their weekly newspaper at
the end of 2006. S.L. Frisbie IV had a high regard for Derek and David
Dunn-Rankin and their newspapers and negotiated with no other company.
2. The Lake Placid Journal, owned by the Moore and Delaney fami-
lies for 44 years, sold their weekly newspaper earlier this year to Sun Coast
Media. Co-publishers Connie and son Matthew Delaney thought a long
time before selling and had talks with at least one other company.
3. The Tampa Tribune has announced they will cease delivery of the
Tribune in Hardee County on May 28,2007. You can, however, read the
Tribune online or can receive the printed version by mail.
The Tribune,.it seems, has always been available by carriers storeand
racks in Hardee County. Publisher Denise Palmer said the companyhas
been losing money on delivering the newspaper to Hardee County and the
parent Media General will no longer subsidize this.
I grew up reading .the Tribune and was proud of Hardee native Tom
McEwen who was Tribune sports editor for about 30 years. Our house
receives the Tribune and the Ledger from Lakeland every day. Both are
excellent-newspapers.
Most major newspapers today have electronic online editions as well
as the traditional printed version. This, combined with competition from
television and changing habits in society, has resulted in circulation
declines in most newspapers.
For the latest six-month.period the St. Pete Times average weekday cir-
culation declined only 0.08 percent and remains the largest in Florida at
322,771, according to the May 1 Lakeland Ledger whose source was Audit
Bureau of Circulations. The Miami Herald is No. 2 in Florida with 272,299
and suffered a 5.5 percent decline. The Tampa Tribune is No. 3 in Florida
with 226,990 and was down four percent.
The average weekday decline for the past six months was 2.1 percent,
on top of a 2.8 percent decline for the previous six months ending in
October. The six months ending March 2006 showed a 2.5 percent decline
in average daily print copies. That is over 7 percent in 18 months.
The Newspaper Association of America showed a 5.3 percent increase
in the number of people who visited newspaper Web sites in the first three
months of 2007.
Some newspapers for the six months ending in March 2007 showed
increases in average daily circulation. The Gainesville Sun was up 4.4 per-
cent to 51,491, the Charlotte Sun up 3.8 percent to-48,511, and the
Pensacola News Journal up 1.8 percent to 63,461 copies.
The Herald-Advocate in March had a press run averaging 5,350, com-
pared with 5,400 in March 2006. The figures for March 2003 was 5,450,
5,700 in March 2004, and 5,800 in March 2005.
The press run includes free copies and those which are not sold.
Generally this figure might be about 200.
W.J. (Buck) Kelly bought the Hardee County.Herald in 1941 and then
through local attorney Grady Burton bought The Florida Advocate in 1955,
merging the two weekly newspapers into The Herald-Advocate.
I have a feeling that the white population of Hardee County has shrunk
some over recent years or stayed stable and fewer northerners wintered in
Hardee in 2007 than during the peak several years ago.
Hardee County's public school enrollment is now less than it was 10
years ago, according to state audit: Hardee's had 5,368 unweightedd full-
time equivalent students" in 1996-97. This figure dropped to a low of 4,763
in 2000-01 and in 2005-06 r6se to. only 5,121.
Hardee County must not be growing much for the young and middle-
aged groups, with fewer public school students now than 10 years ago.
.Most school districts in Florida are growing. Hardee is up about 400 from
2000 but down over 200 from 10 years ago.


DISPOSAL
Continued From 1A
Waste Collection Day. These in-
clude explosives or pyrotechnics;



HOMELESS
Continued From 1A
Florida ACCESS also help fund the
Center.
DCF- uses,, federal Housing and
Urban Development grants for pre-
vention services and operation of
homeless shelter statewide, with a
total of $2.8 million. DCF "is dedi-
cated to protecting the vulnerable,
promoting strong and economically
self-sufficient families, and
advancing personal and family
recovery and resiliency," said a
aress release about the local award.


radioactive, infectious and bio-haz-
ardous waste; gas cylinders; flares;
or ammunition. To learn how to
safely dispose of these items, call
the landfill at 773-5089.
Businesses which generate less
than 220 pounds of hazardous
waste per month also will be able to
dispose of it this Saturday.
However, a fee will be charged
according to the current contract
prices. Businesses that generate
more than that amount can contact
Environmental Quality Co. of
Florida Inc. for pickup.
Protect the environment by gath-
ering hazardous household waste
and safely disposing of it this
weekend. Recyclables such as old
cell phones, newspapers and alu-
minum cans may be brought in
Saturday as well.
For more information, contact
the landfill at 773-5089.


A MILE
Continued From 1A


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U.S.
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Home Park.
County Special Projects Director
Doug Knight, who has been work-
ing with DOT on U.S. 17 four-lan-
ing for several years, presented the
alternative route to the commission
at its April 19 meeting. Earlier in
the year the commission had reject-
ed DOT's five-year road plan for
the county because it did not
include construction on four-laning
U.S. 17.
Knight's figures.show that using
the alignment DOT prefers would
cost $18 million more than using
the railroad corridor which the state
already owns. Cutting down on:
cart- and road-crossoveis wouldd
save even more money.
Most highways have crossovers
every half mile for emergency
medical and fire responders to has-
ten access to residences and acci-
dents. Bowen said crossovers are
not needed that frequently in rural
Hardee County, especially by The
Bluffs or mobile home park, where
residents would be pleased to have


.17
d From 1A
direct access to the southbound
lanes, rather than a hazardous-
crossing of the northbound lanes to
get to the southbound lanes if those
roadways were adjacent to each'
other.
In their letter to Cann, commis-
sioners said using the eastern route
would expedite completion of four-
laning U.S. 17 and attached a copy
of a letter to U.S. Congressman
Vern Buchanan seeking federal
funds for the four-laning project.
They note that U.S. 17 is a hurri-
cane evacuation route for Charlotte
and DeSoto counties and four-lan-
.ming it.is essential for both southern
counties.
The letter also notes that the pre-
sent U.S. 17, which would become
--the southbound pair, has recently
been resurfaced from Zolfo Springs
to the DeSoto County line and
would not need to be re-done at this
time. Upgrading that section to
code could be done at a later date,
after the eastern one-way north-.
bound pair is completed.


COURTESY SKETCH
The Hardee County Commission prefers the one-way pair divid-
ed highway for U.S. 17 from the DeSoto County Line to north of
Charlie Creek, saying it will save at least $20 million.


Then he added, "My legs started hurting after about 30
miles, so I had to deal with that, but I made it."
Coker was fairly certain before he started that he was
going to make it, he'd been training on the property around
Florida Fertilizer Co., where he works, for several weeks in
preparation for the run.
Running in the Relay For Life involves collecting pledges
from individuals or businesses prior to the run. The pledges
can either be in a lump sum or so much money per mile.
Coker had pledges in both varieties.
Some of the people who pledged knew that Coker intend-
ed to run at least 60 miles and pledged a flat rate, but Manny
of Manny's Bulk Express pledged $10 per mile and ende pI
handing Coker a check for $600.
Coker, who started running in his late 20s, is a physical
anomaly in today's society; he does not drink, has 'never
smoked and is on no prescription medications.


"It was a good year districtwide,
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones said early this Wednesday
morning, after another conference
call with the state.
"It's always my fondest dream
that every score will go up every
year," he continued. "O'f course,
that's not going to happen."
Jones said even though the junior
high was "the soft spot" this year,
"there were gains within those
scores that the junior high can be
proud of."
He pointed out that North
Wauchula Elementary slipped in its
performance last year, yet this year
rose to the top.
"Last year they were a little dis-
appointed in their scores, so they
,made it a point of emphasis (this
year, and it paid dividends,"' Jones
said. "They can be proud of their
progress."
Bowling Green Elementary came
in next for the district. Jones ana-
lyzed its results, noting that there
are three scores for the essay por-
tion, expository, narrative and com-.
bined.
"Going back to 2000, Bowling
Green Elementary set historical
highs this year in two out of three
of those categories," he said. "They
are the highest scores ever
achieved, and they can be proud of
that." Jones was referring to the
expository writing and combined
scores.
Then he added, "The narrative
score was within three percentage
points of being a historical high as
well."
Hilltop Elementary School was
,in its first year of testing. "We have.
a brand-new school that didn't exist
last year," Jones noted. "We have a
first-time principal, a first-time
assistant principal and a first-time,
faculty coming from different
places to work together now as a
team. And, they were trying to open
up a school.
"I think they did wonderfully in
their debut effort," Jones said.
"They can be proud of their work. It
is a good, solid jumping off point
for next year."
Wauchula Elementary School
was the one which beat the state
last year.


ALL-STAR ACADEMICS
An article in last week's
issue on the selection of
three-sport athlete Weston
Palmer for the All-State
Academic Team should have
said the nomination was
made by Hardee High Athletic
Director Val Patarini and
Principal Mike Wilkinson.

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want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
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"I've had a cigarette in my mouth twice in my life and
I didn't like the taste either time. I've sampled beer and wine
but never cared f61t them, either. There for.awhile I was on
Lipitor, but right now I don't take, anything on a daily basis
except for nutritional supplements."
During the run Coker sipped Gatorade and water, and
drank three Pepsis. He also nibbled on Hershey's chocolate.
bars.
"If it had been as hot all the way through as itstarted out
Saturday afternoon, I might not have made it," I(oket admit-
ted, "but when the sun went down and it cooled off, that
made all the difference."
Ultimately Coker raised $3,300 for the American Cancer
Society. His wife, Carol, was on hand at the relay helping out
and while she didn't pledge any money, she did pledge and
provide her complete support.
Nancy Bandy, the Hardee County Relay For Life chair-
man, said that so far, the relay took in $73,000 to benefit can-
cer patients here. Ken Weis, himself a cancer patient, ,alone
collected $15,000, she said. In all, 300 people participated in
the annual event. Coker was the onlyone who ran; others
walked.
Coker will not commit to whether or not he will continue
to make the annual run,for cancer research, but does-not dis-
miss the possibility out of hand.
"It was pretty rough, but I never really doubted I would
make it," he said.
Coker has a grown son, Keith, who is married and owns a.
computer-networking company in Orlando. He has a 6-year-
old grandson, Ashton, who ran the first five laps of the Relay
For Life right alongside his grandpa.



SCOntS
Continued From 1A


"I know they were disappointed
in their scores this year," Jones
said. "But the trend line for
Wauchula Elementary School has
been in an upward trajectory for six
or seven years in a row. .
"Progress is never an uninter-
rupted straight line," the superin-
tendent continued. "You will
always experience a dip. It's almost
inevitable it will occur."
Said Jones, "I know the character
of that faculty, and I can assure you
it is something they will attack hard
next year."
Zolfo Springs Elementary "had a
very good year," Jones summed up.
"All three of their scores were his-
torical highs for them, all three of
them."
Speaking of' Hardee -.Junior
'Highs ',pefforriimnce, Jones'*id,
"Though they lagged behind the
state by more than we would like,
the scores they achieved this year
were still the second highest
they've had, historically, since
2000. ,
"They've already begun to,ana-
lyze where the weak points aie," he
continued. "They've got some soft
spots they have to work on and a
gap between the state more than
we'd like it to be, but! know 'they
will attack it with a vengeance next
year."
Jones did note that of the 361
eighth graders tested, only j9 fell
. below the federal proficiency; score
of 3.0.
Hardep Senior High School "had
a pretty 'good year," according to
Jones. "They are at their historical
high in one of the three categories."
He went on to explain that persua-
*sive writing was a "weak spot" in
the past. "They put an emphasis on
it, and it paid off." -
Jones also noted that the nwnber
of students achieving the top two
possible scores, a 5.5 or a1 6.0.
matched the state average. He said
25 youngsters here did so.
And of 299 10th graders tested,
39 fell below that federal 'guideline
of a 3.0 score. "W
Summing up, :Jones said "'We
will, of course, examine the soft
spots, but overall the trend line is
very good and we are pleased about
that. It makes us optimistic for the
future."'
That future will continue the
hard work and dedication shown at
each county school, he said.
"It is a cumulative effort of pro-
viding good, solid professional
development for our teachers so
they can become more effective in
the classroom.
"We continue to get better and
better at what we- do," Jones
declared.

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researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the
Hardee County Herald and The
Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
Total Of 4,455 Voters Registered
In County: A total of 4,455 voters
registered in Hardee County for the
primary election to be held on June
7, a check of the registration books
revealed, announced Mrs. E.L.
Register, county registration officer.
Wauchula's four voting precincts
showed a total of 1,856 voters. The
largest number registered in any
one precinct was 846 in Precinct
No. 3. Bowling Green had 757 and
Zolfo Springs had 367 registered
voters.
High Honor Is Given To Local
City Clerk: Friends of Wilmer G.
Hays, Wauchula's popular city
clerk, will be glad to learn of his
appointment as district deputy
grand master of the Masonic Order
of Florida.
Mr. Hays' appointment is for the
19th district and it includes the fol-
lowing lodges: Sarasota, Braden-
ton, Palmetto, Parrish, Terra Ceia,
Fort Green, Bowling Green and
Wauchula. The appointment was
made at the Florida convention in
Jacksonville.
Ganus Brothers Now Located In
Wauchula: The Ganus brothers, rep-
resenting the Ganus Brothers
Conservatory of Music, are begin-
ning a special course in voice cul-
ture and stringed instruments in the
annex of the Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 10.
The Ganus brothers are famous
for their popular radio recording
work and are in Florida arranging to
establish a branch of their conserva-
tory. Enrollment in the course can
be made by appearing at the annex
this Tuesday.

50 YEARS AGO
No Risk To Crop Dusting: Flying
a heavily loaded plane three to five
feet above the ground for hours is
all in the day's work for two crop
dusters who are operating from the
Wauchula Airport.
Art Jackson and Dean Yonge, co-
owners of Dart Dusting Service,
each have an estimated 5,000 hours
flying time and each has experience
as a civilian flying instructor. Yonge
trained during the war asa .Navy
dive bomber and Jackson, as. an


infantryman.

Bob Porter Winner Of
Scholarship: Robert Law Porter,
Hardee High senior, the son of Rev.
and Mrs. W.S. Porter of Wauchula,
has been announced as the winner
of a four-year college scholarship.
The scholarship is provided by
the Association of Iron and Steel
Engineers in connection with the
National Merit Scholarship organi-
zation which was instrumental in
providing over 800 scholarships to
outstanding seniors in the nation's
high schools.
Bowling Green School To
Present Program: The Bowling
Green Elementary School will pre-
sent its annual May Day Program
on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in
the Bowling Green School cafete-
ria.
Part of the program will be the
crowning of the King and Queen of
May and the Prince and Princess.
The money from this program will
be used by the school to purchase
library books and other supplies.,
Tickets are on sale now!
25 YEARS AGO
Capacity Crowd Rooted For
Wildcats: The Charlotte Tarpons
used a three-run double and a two-
run homer to defeat the Hardee
Wildcats Friday night at Farr Field
6 to 3 in front of a capacity crowd
of somewhere between 700 and
1,000 people.
Hardee never gave up in its quest
for the Section 3 Title and the right
to advance to the state tournament.
The demise of the 'Cats occurred as
eight men were left stranded on
base.
Mayor Proclaims May As
"Spring Cleanup Month": Pictured
on the front page of the May 6,
1982, issue of The Herald-Ad-
vocate is Wauchula Mayor Ben
Carlton, who signed a proclamation
declaring the month of May as
"Spring Cleanup Month."
City Clerk Mavis Best and Public
Works Superintendent Thomas
Priest witnessed the signing on the
last day in April. The mayor and
council wish to encourage mainte-
nance of properties within the city
to enhance the beauty of the com-
munity.

Student Wins Trip To Japan:
.Kimberly Ann Krichbaum. has been
announced as the.winner of a Japan-,


U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship.
U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles of Florida
in making the announcement per-
sonally called and congratulated
Kimberly as the winner.
U.S. Sen. Paula Hawkins also
wrote to congratulate her in her
achievement. Kimberly Ann, a
junior at Hardee High School, is the
daughter of Paul and Barbara
Krichbaum. She will spend two
months this summer in Japan as a
"member" of a Japanese family.

10 YEARS AGO
Lady 'Cats Upend Lake Placid:
In the final home game of the sea-
son, the Lady Wildcat softball team
celebrated senior night with a victo-
ry. The Hardee girls have suffered
defeat and disability. Three players
have gone down with injuries.
It all'came together last Tuesday,
when the Lady Wildcats hosted the
Lady Green Dragons of Lake Placid
and broke the game open in the
sixth inning for the 18-10 win. Lone
senior Megan Heine was honored
before the game; with her parents.
Audubon Society Helps Build
Nature Trail: Several fourth-grade
classes at Zolfo Springs Elementary
School celebrated Earth Day last
week by dedicating a nature trail
recently constructed on campus.
Members of the Hardee Audubon
Society helped with trail construc-
tion. Included in the activities was
the installation of a bird nesting
box, donated by the society.
Pictured in the May 1, 1997, issue
of The Herald-Advocate are Jaime
Pantoja, Miles Platt and Samuel
Norwood, members of Mary Sue
Maddox's class.

Molly McCormack Wins Sorority
Office: Several students recently
were elected to serve as officers of
their fraternities and sororities at
Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro.
Molly McCormack,'of Wauchula,
was elected to serve as correspond-
ing secretary of Alpha Omicron Pi.
She is a freshman at ASU, majoring
in communicative disorders. Her
parents are Greg and Cathie
McCormack of Wauchula.


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and the School Board of Hardee County applaud the following busi-
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Obituaries

LEWIS FRANKLIN
"BIG BOY" SUNDAY
Lewis Franklin "Big Boy
Sunday, 81, died Monday, April 30,
2007, at his home.
He moved to Hardee County in
1958 where he worked for C.R. and
Cora Lee Bowen until he retired in
1999.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Charlie F. and Irene
Redman Sunday; five brothers,
four sisters and a son-in-law.
He is survived by his wife of 57
years, Murtis Sunday; one son
Charlie "Buddy" Franklin Sunday;
five daughters, Dorothy Jo Sunday
and companion Dennis Jung, Avis
Sunday, Margie Sunday, Jackie
Walker and husband Elbert, and
Ruthie Garay and husband Victor;
one sister, Juanita Baird; five sister-
in-laws, Maude Sunday, Ester
Sunday, Irene Sunday, Lois
Robinson and Dorothy Price; one
brother-in-law, Richard Price; 14
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Wednesday even-
ing from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Services are today (Thursday) at 10
a.m. at the funeral home with burial
in Friendship Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



W. EARL WALKER
W. Earl Walker, 77, of Fort
Meade, died Thursday, April 26,
2007, at his residence.
He was born July 20, 1929 in
Frostproof and was the owner/oper-
ator of Walker Pharmacy and a
member of First Baptist Church of
Fort Meade. He was also a member
of American Legion Post #23 in
Fort Meade, a member of the Polk
county Pharmaceutical Associa-
tion, and served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years Barbara Maxine (Bell)
Walker of Fort Meade; two sons,,
Timothy Earl Walker and wife
Susan of Fort Meade, and Jon Scott
Walker and wife Deana of
Brooksville; two daughters, Ginger
Lynn McIntyre and husband
Russell of Sebring; and Diane
Elizabeth Reed and husband
Richard of Melrose; one brother,
Richard Ralph Walker and wife
Shirley of Tampa; and eight grand-
children, Erin McIntyre, Brad
McIntyre, Ethan Walker, Reuben
Walker, Taylor Reed, Brody Reed,
Kristen Walker and Justin Walker.
The family received friends
Sunday, April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at
McLean Funeral Home. The ser-
vice was Monday at 11 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
Interment was at Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to: Florida Baptist
Children's Home, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeland, FL 33802, the American
Cancer Society or Good Shepherd
Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue,
Auburndale, FL 33823.
McLean Funeral Home
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LILA FRANCES NEWSOME
Lila Frances Newsome, 85, of
Fort Meade died Thursday, April
26, 2007 at Southlake Nursing
Home in Jacksonville.
She was born in Coffee Springs,
Ala., to parents Charlie and Mattie
Abercrombie, and was a resident of
Fort Meade most of her adult life.;
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade, the
Ameri-ci Legiorin'Axiliaf'Fand the
Fort Meade Fire Department
Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by
two husbands, Vura Albritton and
Carl Newsome Sr. both of Fort
Meade; and one brother Ray
Abercrombie of Pleasant Grove,
Ala.
She is survived by two sons,
Charles Albritton of Duluth, Ga.,
and Robert Albritton of Jackson-
ville; two step-daughters, Phyllis
Baggett and Laura Wiggins, both of
Bartow; four sisters, Hazel Ellison
of Jacksonville, Melba Jackson of
Dothan, Ala., Joann Wade of
Enterprise, Ala., and Sue Sconyers
of Coffee Springs, Ala.; two grand-


daughters, Ashlie Zusi of Charlotte,
N.C., and Kristin Albritton of
Duluth, Ga.; one grandson, Lance
Albritton of Jacksonville; three
great-granddaughters, Hannah,
Skylar and Lindsay Albritton of
Jacksonville; and one great-grand-
son, Andrew Zusi of Charlotte,
N.C.-
The family received friends from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30
at the funeral home. Funeral ser-
vices were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday,
May I at the First Baptist Church,
Fort Meade with the Rev. Kenny
Slay officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort
Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


aporrs ense
i i & Nonsense
By Joan Seaman


Well, spring sports wound down last week, and all there is to look for-
ward to until fall is the Spring Classic football game May 18 at Lake Wales.
New coach Tim Price and his assistants started practice on Tuesday.
SCongratulations is again due the track teams which combined at the
state championship meet for seven medals. Senior Lisnell Youyoute placed
highest with a bronze medal in the 100-meter dash. Others medaling were
Drea Parkinson, Tina Louisjeune, Jimmy Cimeus, Pete Solis, Jayquan
Gandy and Marwin Simmons, who along with alternates Olnel Virgile and
Jose Gutierrez went to Winter Garden for Saturday's meet.
The girls and guys had opposition in running, sprinting and field events
from over 50 schools in each division. The girls were 43rd overall with just
two Hardee competitors and the boys placed 32nd.

The varsity baseball boys won their quarterfinal game over DeSoto by
coming back twice to take the 6-4 game, but then had to face top-seed
Sebring, which had a first-round bye and was ready to play, taking the game
against Hardee and beating upstart seventh-seed Palmetto, which had beat-
en Braden River and Sarasota Booker. Sebring hosted the Bartow Yellow
Jackets in the regional quarterfinal on Tuesday evening. Two weeks ago,
Hardee battled Bartow to a 2-1 loss on its home field.
Hardee loses 10 seniors from this year's squad, including Jacob
Spencer, Briant Shumard, Weston Palmer, Justin Painter, Will Krause,
Michael Hollenbeck, Jeremy Hollenbeck, Cody Greene, Jacob Benavides
and Ryan Abbott. We wish them all well in their future endeavors.

JV baseball, Girls varsity and JV softball, boys and girls tennis and
junior high volleyball also finished up recently and look ahead to the 2008
season.

Men's church league and the boys baseball and girls softball Dixie
leagues are busy almost nightly (except Wednesdays). Stop by Farr Field or
Heine fields off South Florida Avenue or the Recreation Complex fields and
enjoy your favorite squads.

Speaking about the Recreation Complex north of the high school
reminds me of other activities upcoming there.
There are planning meetings for the women's church softball league
and a men's church basketball league coming up. For any questions, call
Recreation Complex director Carl Coleman at 781-3411.
Men, your basketball league, limited to six teams, will have its planning
meeting on Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the old junior high gym, the Joel
Evers Gym off West Main Street.
Women, your church league softball meeting is next Thursday, May
10, at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Complex concession stand.

Another activity going on is at the Recreation Complex pool, where
signups for summer swim lessons will be held shortly. Registrations are
May 19 and June 2, both from 1 to 5 p.m. at the pool.
A two-week session costs $45. Swim sessions are June 4-15 and 18-29
ahidJuly 2-13'(closed'foir'July 4th)."
The pool opens for recreational swimming on May 26; it-costs $2 per
session. There are swim.sessions, mostly in blocks of two hours, on every
day of the week.
For those who would like to swim competitively, there are still open-
ings on the Summer Swim Association team for ages 6 to 18. If interested,
drop by the pool late afternoons and talk to, coach Dick Daggett.

Last but not least is the mention of brothers Casey and Calvin Brutus,
who have signed sports scholarship. Casey will swim for Division I
Gardner-Webb in North Carolina, while older brother Calvin will move
from the South Florida Community College fold to that of the Florida State
Seminoles, where he wiil join their pitching ranks.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. News will be
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Before this week is out, the Dixie
Softball Angels will past the mid-
way point on their season.
The three teams of 8- to 10-year
olds have put eight games behind
them and had 10 to go as this week
started. The green-and-white Jake
L. Carlton (JLC) Orange Blos-
soms have widened their lead and
stand at 4-0-1. Behind them are the
Chancey and Associates Design
Group pink-and-white Pink Sox
and the Cooper's Flowers red-and-
white Lady Bugs.
There were only three games last
week. On Monday, the Blossoms
beat the Pink Sox 11-3.
Hannah Carlton led the Blossoms
with three trips around the bases.
Meagan Shivers and Kim Derringer
each put a pair of scores on the
board and Senaida Garcia, Emily
Bennett, Rebecca Albritton and
Kaitlyn Shaw added a run each.
Other Blossoms are Cheyenne
Pohl, Shayna Harned, Emily
Bennett, Claudia Klein and
Rosienell Rivers.
Tara McNabb circled the bases
twice for the Pink Sox and Danielle
Smith chipped in with a run. Also
contributing to the game weie Josie
Hancock, Alyssa Mae Tatum,
Reyna Kirkland, Taylor Roberts,
Andrea Crawford, Amber Men-
doza, Marissa Chancey, Ruthie
Erekson, Anna Erekson and Caitlin
Defresne.


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the Lady Bugs 6-5 on Tuesday
evening.
Ruthie Erekson topped the Pink
Sox with a pair of tallies. Kirkland,
Roberts, Defresne and Mendoza
added a run each. Tatum, Crawford,
McNabb and Shivers were left on
the base paths.
For the Lady Bugs, it was bal-"
anced scoring with Litzy Vargas,
Brianna Godwin, Gabrielle Allen,
Josie Moore and Ahdam Alqabsi
each putting a score in the book.
Other adding to the game were
Allison Farr, Sarah Welch, Amber
Newton, Taylor Graham, Illeana
Flores, Tiffany Owens, Desiree


Ford and Carleigh Daugherty.
In the final game of the week on
Thursday, the Blossoms had a hard-
er time beating the Pink Sox by an
8-6 score.
It was a team win for the
Blossoms, with a tally apiece for
Shivers, -Pohl, Harned, Klein,
Shaw and Rivers and two for
Karley White.
The Pink Sox followed the same
plan, with Chancey putting a run on
the board in the third inning,
McNabb adding another in the
fourth and Mendoza, Anna
Erekson, Hancock and Roberts
putting the final four on the board
in the fifth inning.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex-I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Request for waiver of Open Container ordinance for Cinco de
Mayo celebration, 8:35 a.m.
Discuss additional homestead exemption for senior citizens, 8:40
a.m.
Agreement with Hernando County to share satellite communica-
tion equipment, 8:50 a.m.
Roads to be considered for state Small County Outreach Program
funds, 8:55 a.m.
Discuss property tax reform.


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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

AMENDMENT #07-02-SS: A CHANGE OF THE OFFICIAL LAND
USE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE FUTURE
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM COUNTY "TOWN CENTER"
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PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF TERRELL
ROAD AND LOUISIANA STREET, DESIGNATED AS THE
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A public hearing will be held on the 14'h day of May 2007, at 6:00 P.M., and
thereafter Ordinance 2007-04B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matters
pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment
#07-02-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing
dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by
th public in the offices of the City Clerk, ate the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday
through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals
are to be based.

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Wauchula, Florida 33873


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'Relay For Life' Draws Hilltop To

S*TAC KL I Host Family
Cancer Victims, Supporters R ARE Night May 10
Hilltop Elementary School will
be hosting a Science Fair and
Career Night for its students and
S..... : their families next Thursday, May
Sthei su .ppo-.-t,. A v This event will give parents an
... .N-.-- -- ,.opportunity to view science pro-
...- jects completed by students at each
S- grade level. The projects are the
.. & culminating activity for the stu-
dents after studying the scientific
process in their classrooms.
SThe projects will be on display in
". fe. He ( the cafeteria from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Along with the Science Fair,
"" there will be a wide selection of
career exhibits sponsored by more
lei, than a dozen various local busi-
nesses and organizations. Students
examine and consider possible
'career choices that exist here in
Hardee County.
The main venue for the career
I2 exhibits will be along the south
W', l wall and sidewalk of the junior
high courtyard.
t Completing this eventful night,
.. Families will be able to bring their
SI lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy
t- grilled hot dogs and drinks as they
Picnic together in the courtyard
.' area and listen'to some great music.
The food will be provided and
cooked by CF Industries and its
Various organizations and churches from the community hand employees. This final activity will
painted signs to be displayed in front of the bleachers to show bring the night to an end by 7p.m.
their support. Above is the New Mt. Zion AME Church's "Tackling What a wonderful life I've had!
PHOTOS BY BRETT JARNAGIN for Cure" sign. I only wish Id realized it sooner.
The lip-sync contest was definitely a crowd favorite as acts performed on the center stage at the
football field. Here, (from left) April Altman, Angela Neda, Roger Rhodes, Erica Wylie and Jan
Sleeper pose for the camera. They lip synced to "Addicted to Love," originally performed by CONCURRENT NOTICE
Robert Palmer. NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC FOR REMOVAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

an ersDATE: May 3, 2007

l D e RECIPIENT: City of Bowling Green
Rule Dixie
ADDRESS: 104 East Main Street TELEPHONE NUMBER: (863) 375-2255
SBoys Bowling Green, FL 33834

By JOAN SEAMAN To all Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons:
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Torrey Oaks Rangers have On or about May 25, 2007, the above.named City of Bowling Green will request
the best record in the Dixie Boys that the Florida Department of Community Affairs, designated by the U.S. Department of
division. Housing and Urban Development, to remove the environmental conditions and release
The Rangers picked up three vic-
Dh stories lanwerkedk up their ecr to Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
S~ 1. One of the wins was over a (PL 93-383) for the following project and activities:
_ ---- Bartow squad at Bartow, while the
Florida Fertilizer Braves were busy 04c Flood and Drainage Drainage improvements witlinthe Grove Street
4,-1...:, beating another Bartow team on the
local field. Drainage Basin
The Braves are in second place
overall, with the BJD Excavating 006 Parks and Playgrounds Improvements to Pyatt Park and Community Parl,
Red Sox, the only team to beat the to include the purchase of additional playground equipment.
Rangers, trailing the pack.
W IF Last week began with the
m l. Rangers rambling past the Red Sox It has been determined that such request for removal of environmental conditions will not
t. p21-1. constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment;
Several musicians and performers were on hand to play for and hLeadoff batter Malik Tatis paced accordingly, the above-named recipient has decided not to prepare an Environmental
entertain those who attended. Here are Curtis and Mandy Bell Kalan Royal and Scott Donaldson Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190).
performing one of their songs., each also doubled. Tatis, Lincoln
Saunders and Royal each circled The reasons for the decision not to prepare such Statement are as follows:
the bases three times. Donaldson,
Tanner Gough, Dalton Hewett and
Deonte'Evans each put two runs on 1. Project is not located in a flood zone.
the board and Steve Hodges, 2. Project is not harmful to the Environment.
Jeremy Rowe, Michael Forrester 3. Project calls for no involuntary relocation.
and Sean Holmes added solo 4. Project calls for no forced acquisition of land.
scores.
Leadoff batter Jake Mayer scored
the only run for the Red Sox, with a An Environmental Review Record respecting the above project has been made by the
Dillon Rabon hit taking Mayer above-named recipient which documents the environmental review of the project and
home. Most succumbed to the more fully sets forth the reasons why such Statement is not required. The Environmental
pitching of Royal and Donaldson, Review Record is on -ile at the City Hall and is available for public examination and
who shared mound duties. Others Review Record is on file at the City Hall and is available for public examination and
playing for the Red Sox are Daniel copying upon request by calling (863) 375-2255, Ms. Pamela Northup, City Clerk,
Miller, Trenton Muntz, Kyle Ward, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Chase Revell, Murrell Winter,
$" Taylor Barlow, Justin Bromley, No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the
Thomas Flores and Julian Varela.
:-"...- = On Tuesday night at home, the request for removal of environmental conditions.
Braves beat Bartow 12-2. An error,
a triple and a sacrifice in the first All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to
inning gave Bartow a brief lead submit written comments for consideration by the recipient to Pey Knight, Mayor, 104
before Justin Knight and Caleb submit written comments for consideration by the recipient to Perry Knight, Mayor, 104
Reas shut them down. East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834. Such written comments must be
,. For the Braves, a Joseph Adams received at the address specified on or before May 18, 2007. All such comments so
double was the only long-ball hit. received will be considered and the recipient will not request the removal of
". Grayson Lambert, Knight, Wintz environmental conditions o take any administrative action on the above-named project
Terrell, Dustin Ratliff and Carter environmental conditions or take any administrative action on the above-named project
Lambert each came around to cross until the date specified in the preceding sentence.
home plate twice. Dawson
..,r.. ... Crawford, Adams and Reas The recipient will undertake the project described above with Block Grant Funds from
chipped in with solo scores. the U.S. Department focusing and Urban Development (HUD) der Title 1 of the
Wauchula Chief of Police William Beattie and Sandra Rojas dis- Meanwhile, at Bartow, the the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tuder Title 1 of the
play the Community Supporter Award for contributing to the Rangers were winning 8-2. Bartow Housing and Coymmunity Development Act of 1974 through the State of Florida. The
success of the annual cancer Relav for Life. picked up one run in the first inning recipient is certifying to DCA that its environmental certifying officer identified above, in


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and another in the their .
and another in the third. the official capacity as Chairman of the Council consents to accept the jursdictional
Forn the Rangers, Hewett was the responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that
only twin-tally batter, while Tatis,
Donaldson, Forrester, Gough, these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon
.' Hodges and Rowe, who doubled, its approval the recipient may use the Block Grant funds and HUD will have satisfied its
each crossed home plate once. responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. DCA will accept
h Thoe fweekd n rid ay, waen the an objection to its approval only if it is one (1) of the following basis: a) that the
fc ^ home: field on Friday, when the
Singers barely got past the Braves certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant
8-7. approved by DCA; or b) that applicant's environmental review record for the project
Forrrester had a pair of RBIs and indicates omission ofa required decision finding or step applicable to the project in the
SfTatis and Royal picked up one
ais a ond Roal picked Su nde environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance
were the only Rangers to get home with the required procedure (24 CFR part 58) and may be addressed to Florida
twice. Tatis, Royal and Evans Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Community Assistance, 2555 Shumard
r,-; < { .." t c h i p p e d i n w i t h s o l o s c o r e s .
chipped in withe solo scores. Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2100.
For the Braves, Terrell and
.-. Brandon Holton each had RBIs.
Terrell circled the bases twice and Objections to the removal of environmental conditions on basis other than stated above
SGrayson Lambert, Knight, Adams, will not be considered by DCA. No objection received after June 10, 2007, will be
Shown here is the large tent that was erected to host the sur- Reas and Justin Fones added a run considered by DCA. : :3
vivor dinner, where local cancer survivors were honored. apiece. 5


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Braves Lead Dixi
'By JOAN SEAMAN Vision Ace Hardware Reds and
'Of The Herald-Advocate Countryside Growers Devil Rays.
The undefeated Joe L. Davis Action last week began with a
Braves boast the best record in single game on Monday, withthe
Dixie Majors. Mets prevailing 8-5 over the A's.
The Braves sported a 7-0 record The Mets started slowly, getting
after a pair of wins last week. a Garrett Albritton score in the sec-
Behind them the All Creature's ond inning. Three more runners
'.Animal Hospital Yankees and came across home in the fourth,
Florida Fuel Mets are tied for sec- two in the fifth and a final trio in
ond place, each with 5-2 records. the sixth inning. Dalton Reas
Trailing the top trio are the slapped a pair of doubles and Eric
Chapman Fruit Athletics (A's), Klein also doubled. Albritton cir-

The first movie comic to have a pie thrown in his face was Fatty
:Arbuckle. Mabel Normand did the tossing in the 1913 silent film A
Noise From the Deep.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, May 17, 2007, 9:30 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board for approval of
the EAR-based issues, and to approve the EAR-based issues.
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. 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 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.
5:3-100


INVITATION TO BID
The City of Wauchula will be accepting bids for a janito-
rial service at 126 S. 7th Avenue and 225 E. Main Street.
The bid price should include the following:
Service would be provided one (1) day per week
(Friday)
Services would include:
Empty all trash containers and replace liners as
needed
Clean and stock restrooms,
Vacuum carpet
Clean glass doors
Sweep and mop hard surface floors
Dusting all horizontal and exposed desk surfaces
The price should include all equipment, chemicals, sup-
plies, labor and all taxes associated with labor.
For further information please contact Crissy Abbott at
(863) 773-3535. Bids are to be submitted to the office of
City Clerk, Wauchula Administrative Complex, 126 S. 7th
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873, with the outer envelope sealed
and clearly marked "Bids Janitorial Services. Bids will be
accepted until 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2007 at which
time they will be opened and read aloud. The City of
Wauchula reserves the right to accept or reject any and all
bids.
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e Majors
cled the bases three times, Kris
Johnson twice and Reas, Klein,
Dustin Goodwyn and Tim Steedley
each once.
Justin Forrester smacked a pair
Sof doubles for the A's and Luke
Winter and Michael Grace each
doubled. Forrester came around to
score twice and Ezekiel Servin,
Winter and Cole Choate has solo
scores.
Tuesday's Field 1 game saw the
Braves bomb the Reds 23-0.
Will Bennett put four runs on the
board for the Braves. Luke Palmer
homered and doubled, Jacob Bolin
hit back-to-back doubles and
Kramer Royal, Vince Grimsley and
Bennett each also doubled. Bolin,
Palmer, Grimsley and Kyle
Schrank were each triple-tally bat-
ters.
Tyler Hewett and Colton Mills
each doubled for the Reds but were
left on base. Cleston Sanders was
also stranded.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Yankees downed the Devil Rays
13-5.
Dustin Scheel, Mason Gough
and Wilson Bembry each doubled
for the Yankees. For Bembry, it was
one of his four hits. Gough came
across home plate three times and
Armando Alamia, Jacob Altman,
Codie Dean and Scheel each
chipped in with twin tallies.
For the Devil Rays, Devin
Pearson and Tristan Montgomery
each doubled. Leadoff batter
German Figueroa had a pair of hits
and scores. Alex Clarke, Marco
Deleon and Pearson added solo
scores.
On Thursday night, the Mets
outscored the Devil Rays 14-3.
A Klein triple and Tyler Bragg
double were the only long-ball hits
for the Mets. Bragg and Cody
Spencer were each three-score bat-
ters. Wyatt Maddox added twin tal-
lies and Dalton Reas, Albritton,
Tyler Cloud and Klein crossed
home plate once each.
Figueroa, Matt Lake and Tommy
Redding were the only D-Rays to
get all the way home. Clarke,
Redding, Mason Waters, Deleon,
Pearson, Kunkel, Lake were left on
base once each and Justin Rickett
was stranded twice.
The final Field 1 game of the
week was an 8-3 Yankees win over
the Reds.
Doubles by Alamia and Gough
set the tone for the Yankees. Alamia
finished .with three hits. Farias,
Jordon Jones and Jake Deanda
came around to score twice apiece.
Alamia and Altman came home
once each.
For the Reds, Reed Wood,
Trenton Moon and Zack Carranco
all reached home plate, helped by a
Hewett double and a hit by John
Michael Chason.
On Field 2, the Braves took a
seven-inning 11-1 win over the A's.
A Grimsley grand slam in the
seventh inning iced the game for
the Braves. Royal had three hits.
Grimsley, Royal and Palmer each
collected a pair of scores and Bolin,
Shrank, Bennett, Ryan Ramirez and
Tyler Helms added a run apiece.
Winter scored for the A's, helped
by a Michael Grace hit. Rabon,
Zack Battles and Cody Dyal were
each stranded.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-04A

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter
Ordinance Number 2007-04A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
May, 2007, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of
the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as
follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-04A

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION
OF APPROXIMATELY 10.02 ACRES LOCATED. AT THE CORNER OF
TERRELL ROAD AND LOUISTANA STREET, DESIGNATED AS THE
ROBERTS PARCEL, FROM COUNTY FR "FARM RESIDENTIAL" TO
CITY R1A "SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL"; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of
the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the
City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Clarissa Abbott


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Baseball Boys Finish In Second Round


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine sur-
vived a quarterfinal battle with
DeSoto only to fall to Sebring in
the district semi-final game last
week.
The 'Cats fashioned a come-
from-behind win over the DeSoto
Bulldogs on Tuesday evening, but
had to return to Sebring to face the
top-seed and well-rested Blue
Streaks on Thursday night.
"When you play good teams, you
can't have bad innings," comment-
ed head coach Steve Rewis at the
conclusion of his squad's 2007 sea-
son, the last for 10 of his players.
Seniors Ryan Abbott, Jacob
Benavides, Cody Greene, Jeremy
Hollenbeck, Michael Hollenbeck,
Will Krause, Justin Painter, Weston
Palmer, Briant Shumard and Jacob
Spencer played their final Wildcat
games.
Returning for the 2008 season
are juniors Will Abbott, Carl Basey,
Kyle Cobb, Cody Gullatt, Kaleb
Saunders, Josh Spencer and Dan
Timmons and sophs Ben Krause
and Brek McClenithan.
"It was an up-and-down season.
We finished strong, against some
strong teams. Our record didn't
indicate as good as we played. We
hate to see these seniors go. Next
year should be quite interesting,"
said Rewis, who returns pitchers
Basey, Cobb, Saunders and Tim-
mons to lead the 'Cats, who will
need several to move up from the
junior varsity level prepared to step
in and fill some big shoes.

HARDEE 6, DESOTO 4
After a scoreless first inning, the
Bulldogs jumped on senior pitcher
Will Krause for a trio of second-
inning scores. Jake Thornton, Matt
Heine and V.C. Hollingsworth
combined three hits and two
Wildcat errors to keep running and
cross home plate.
After stranding runners in the
second and third frames Hardee got
on the board in the home half of the
fourth. Mike Hollenbeck doubled
to left field, moved to third on a
Shumard sacrifice and trotted home
when Painter singled to right field.
It was 3-1.
After holding DeSoto to three up,
three down in the top of the fifth,
Hardee was able to tie the score in
the bottom of the fifth. With one
down, Greene singled up the center.
He went to second when Palmer
singled to right field.
A fielder's choice cut Greene
down going to third, but left Will
Krause and Palmer on base. Palmer
came around to score on a
Benavides hit to left field and
Krause followed when Mike
Hollenbeck followed with a single
to left field.
DeSoto immediately broke the
tie in the top of the fifth, when
Heine walked, stole second and
raced home on a Robert Fussell hit
to deep right field.
Hardee came back again in their
sixth inning at-bat. Ben Krause was
hit with a pitch.Greene singled to
right and a Palmer single loaded the
bases. With two outs, a Will Krause


bomb over the left fielder's head
scored all three teammates and put
Hardee in the driver's seat with a 6-
4 lead.
DeSoto wouldn't quit. Caden
Cross doubled to open the seventh
inning. With one down, Dalton Day
drew a walk. Both runners moved
up 90 feet on a Lawton Davis
ground-out. A liner to first ended
DeSoto hopes and gave the
Wildcats the come-back win.

SEBRING 10, HARDEE 3
The 23-1 Blue Streaks had a bye
on opening night and were able to
use their ace Chaz Abeln for their
first game of the playoffs.
There was no scoring in the first
inning, but Sebring took advantage
of every opportunity in the second.
inning before Hardee was able to
stop the attack which saw seven of
11 Blue Streak batters cross home
plate on a pair of doubles, four sin-
gles and a Wildcat error.
Hardee was able to match
Sebring for the rest of the game but


unable to narrow the deficit.
Hardee put its first run on the board
in the top of the fourth inning when
Palmer dropped a shot into left
field for a double. Back-to-back
hits by Benavides and Hollenbeck
moved him home.
Two more Wildcat runners came
across home plate in the sixth
inning. Jeremy Hollenbeck was hit
by a pitch and Pal'mer beat out a
high-hopper to third. Krause lined a
shot to the left field fence to score
his teammates, but was left at third
when the final out occurred.
The Streaks had put a run on the
board in the home half of the fifth
and added two more in the bottom
of the sixth. Hardee went down in
order in the top of the seventh to
end the game on the short end of
the 10-7 score.
Sebring went on to beat seventh
seed Palmetto in the finals and
become district champion, facing
Bartow in the first round of region-
als on Tuesday night.


Belles Continue Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The oldest of the Dixie girls
teams got another four games in
last week.
By week's end, the KMW
Photography Patriots and David
Singletary State Farm Pride were
nearly locked in battle. The Patriots
finished the week 4-1, while the
Pride are at 4-0-1. The Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. Racers
are at 1-3-1 and the Mosaic
Phosphates Wahoos still looking
for a victory.
There were double-headers on
both Tuesday and Thursday
evenings.
On Tuesday, the Patriots downed
the Wahoos 14-3 in the early game.
Stephanie Lewis, Kaitlin Rowe,
Courtney Parks, Christa Shiver and
Summer Sisum each put a pair of
scores on the board for the Patriots.
Savannah Selph, Kayla Knight,
McKayla Jeter and Sierra
Coronado each added a run.
Cassidy Knight and Kayla Powell
helped the action to keep going.
Leadoff batter Chelsea Steedley
homered and singled and scored
twice for the Wahoos. Lindy
Rossman added the seconod-inning
run. Other Wahoos adding to the
game were Courtney Buckley.
Taylor Pohl, Sarah Reyna, Kate
Krause, Eryn Mahoney, Aleeza,
Arguijo, Kristina Bergens and
Summer Palmer.
The Tuesday late game was a
barn-burner, with the Pride outscor-
ing the Racers 6-3.
A double by Courtney Chason
was the only long-ball hit for the
Pride, who scored all their runs in
the first inning and hung on for the
victory. Caitlin Chason, Courtney
Chason, Haley Marshall, Emma
Marshall, Taylor Bolin and Melissa
Hartley crossed:home plate, aided
by a pair of hits by Celeste


Williams. Other Pride players are
Amber Hines, Marisa Shivers,
Cierra Martinez, Haley Shelton,
Penny McGuire and Leigha
Trammell.
The Racers answered with scores
by Sabrina Hernandez, Elvira
Servin and Deserea Newcomb,
who tripled. Keri Douglas doubled
but was left on base. Other Racers
contributing were Carrie Crews,
Emily Starratt, Naomi Erekson,
Kristina Garcia, Heather St., John,
Amanda McNabb and Kaitlyn
Hanshaw.
In the 6 p.m. game on Thursday
night, the Patriots outlasted the
Racers 14-12.
Leadoff batter Lewis circled the
bases all three times she came to
bat for the Patriots. Parks and
Sisum each added twin tallies and
Selph, Cassidy Knight, Kayla
Knight, Jeter, Rowe, Powell and
Coronado added solo scores.
For the Racers, it was Garcia and
Servin with triple tallies apiece.
Starratt, Erekson,- St. John,
McNabb, Douglas and Hanshaw
chipped in with a run each.
The 7:45 Thursday game was a
slugfest, with the Pride edging the
Wash os 12-10 ....
Hmesand Hartley each tripled
and Courtney Chason and Haley
Marshall each doubled for the
Pride. Hines was the only three-
score batter. Shelton and Hartley
added a pair of runs apiece. Emma
Marshall, Martinez, McGuire,
Trammell and Chason each came
home once.
Steedley smacked a three-run
homer, and Buckley, Bergens: and
Rossman each doubled for the
Wahoos. Steedley circled the bases
three times and Palmer and
Rossman added twin scores.
Buckley, Krause and Mahoney
each crossed home plate once.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO


THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2007-04 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading
at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida.33873, on the 14th day of May 2007, at
6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk,
126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 10.02
ACRES LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF TERRELL ROAD AND
LOUISIANA STREET, DESIGNATED AS THE ROBERTS PARCEL,
INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, WITH A ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF R1A-SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND A FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM)
DESIGNATION OF SFR-SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of
the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the
City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Clarissa Abbott


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Clifford M. Ables, TII, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


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Zoning Changes Continue


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four more property changes
were approved by the Hardee
County Commission recently.
A Special Exception for a 36-
acre lake, a set-back variance, a
minor subdivision plat and a rezone
to add on to a Planned Unit-
Development were the quartet of
property changes approved by the
commission at its April 19 meeting.
Two others were continued until
the May 17 commission-zoning.
meeting at the request of the prop-
erty owners. One was for a reduc-
tion of property line setbacks for a
quarter-acre lot off West Main
Street past Bailey Road and the
other was for a rezone of 8.6 acres
adjacent to the present Florida
SInstitute for Neurologic Rehabili-
tation property to add a laundry


complex and adult gymnasium for
its residents.
The most discussion concerned
the request to excavate over 25
acres off Roy Moore Road for a pri-
vate lake around which the owners
plan to construct homes for their
children and grandchildren to enjoy
fishing.
It will take over two years of
daily trips to remove the 818, 872
bank yards of dirt. James McLeod
of Myaaka City, who will do the
excavation, described the proce-
dure of 18 dump trucks, each with
six loads a day, working from 7:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The commission was concerned
with damages to an unimproved
shell road which presently requires
at-least monthly maintenance. Al-
though there was discussion in the
monthly Planning and Zoning


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


PART I: THE IRONY OF ELVIS
When you think about Elvis Presley's meteoric rise to stardom from
035 a week truck driver for Crown Electric to the biggest international
celebrityy on the planet in two years it's nothing less than astonishing.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in 1935 in
Tupelo, Miss. Elvis had a twin brother, Jesse Garon, who was stillborn.
Elvis believed he was somehow responsible for his brother's death and
lived with guilt, which only intensified after he became rich and famous, his
entire life.
The Presleys lived on the poor side of town in a little shotgun shack.
Vernon, desperate for funds, once on a $4 check put a zero after the four
making $4 look like $40. He spent a year in the slammer. The family never
got over the shame.
Elvis was armored in the love of both his mom and dad. That love
served as a shield to protect him from the aching poverty in which they'
lived.
They were deeply religious and Elvis' earliest musical influences were
in the church. The church they attended was Pentecostal; the members
shouted and the musicians and pastor danced and shook with the spirit.
Elvis later claimed that he learned many of the moves that drove girls to
hysterics and shocked and offended his elders in church.
When Elvis was 10, the Presleys packed their few belongings into their
beat-up old car and moved to Memphis in search of a better life. Once again
they wound up on the poor side of town, living in the projects. But fate
could not have put young Elvis, considering his temperament and aptitude
for music, in a more appropriate place.
The blues ran wild in Memphis in those days, and Elvis soaked it up
along with gospel, classical, country and pop. He loved it all. He especial-
ly idolized Bing Crosby, the Inkspots, Billy Eckstine, Eddy Arnold, Teresa
Brewer, Hank Snow and Dean Martin.
In the summer of 1953, when he was 18, Elvis walked into Sam
Phillips' SUN Recording Studio at 706 Union Ave. to record a record for
his mother's birthday. The two recordings were "My Happiness" and
"That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
'On Jan. 6, 1954, Elvi went back to SUN Studio and recorded two
more songs, "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" and "It Wouldn't Be the Same
Without You," more in hopes this time of capturing Sam Phillips' attention
and being "discovered" than for any other purpose.
Sam Phillips had been looking for a "white man who sounded black."
In early June of 1954, he received a song demo from Nashville and was try-
ing to decide who he wanted to record it. His assistant, Marion Keisker,
said, "What about the kid with the sideburns?"
Phillips called Presley in, but was not particularly impressed. He did,
however, hook him up with guitarist Scotty Moore, who had been looking
for a vocalist to perform with himself and bass player Bill Black. At that
time Elvis's primary love was ballads, and neither Moore nor Black was
any more impressed than Phillips.
Phillips recognized, however, that the kid had "something," and was
determined to dredge it out of him. After a particularly long and fruitless
session one afternoon in the studio, Phillips was beginning to despair and
turned off his tape recorder.
During a break Presley, mostly out of desperation, started "fooling
around" with an Arthur Crudup blues number called "That's All Right,
Mama," playing and singing in a way neither Moore nor Black, or Phillips,
had heard before. The two musicians fell in behind him and.Phillips, behind
the glass in the recording booth, pricked up his ears.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"Nothin'," said Elvis, looking embarrassed. "Just messin' around."
"Well, mess around some more," Phillips said, turning the tape back
on.
Out of that session came a rollicking rendition of "That's All Right"
which soon would explode over the airwaves of Memphis and create a rum-
ble that shook the South.
Elvis was in the right place at the right time, and he had the goods to
deliver. The world was ready for Elvis, but he could not possibly have been
ready for the whirlwind of adoration and controversy that would turn his
world upside down.
Readers may e-mail Chip,Ballard at chipkyle746@earthlink.net or visit his
Web site at www.chipballard.com.


Board meeting of requiring the
company or land owner to pave
Roy Moore Road, the commission
said that was not realistic.
McLeod said he will have on-site
county-approved shell stockpiles to
daily repair the road so there would
be no potholes or bumps and make
the road as good or better than it is
now when he finishes the project.
Neighbor John Long was more
concerned about the effect on the
wells he uses for his home and cat-
tle. McLeod said the lake's depth of
20 feet would not cause a draw-
down or adverse impact on wells or
any other environmental impact.
They hope to hit springs which will
provide clear water for fishing.
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SWFWMD) permits
will ensure no adverse effects.
The Special Exception was
approved contingent on approval of
the county Road and Bridge De-
partment and SWFWMD.
The next issue was a variance for
another lot at the Torrey Oaks Golf
Course Subdivision. Originally, the
32-lot subdivision was platted in
1994. Now there are 39 lots in an
irregularly-shaped .development


which makes it difficult to place a
home logically on several of the
lots without changes to the rear set-
backs, which butt up to a wetlands
area where there will be no devel-
opment. The request was approved.
In the rezone request for an addi-
tional three acres of Ridge Estates
north of Torrey Road, using the
recently acquired three acres for
relocation of a retention pond, will
allow 13 more single-family lots
and move the clubhouse and multi-
family lots closer to U.S. 17. The
commission approved the request.
The final approval was for a 1.5-
acre minor subdivision plat called
Taylor Manor on the east side of
Whippoorwill Lane south of SR 64
West.
In other matters, the commission:
Split 2-2 on a request for a
waiver of the Open Container
Ordinance during the Cinco De
Mayo celebration on May 6 at the
Cielito Lindo Club on U.S. 17
South. Owner Robert Ayala said he
expects the crowd to be both inside
and outside the club and asked that
participants not be subject to the
Open Container Outside Premises
rules. He said it worked well last
year when it was held at the
AgriCivic Center and he had ade-
quate security and there were no
problems. He was unable to sched-


WEATHER SUMMARY
Virtually all areas remained dry with no precipitation in most counties
across the State during the week of April 23-29. Pensacola recorded the
most rainfall for the week with over one and half inches of rain. Jay
received nearly an inch of precipitation for the week. Apopka, Marianna and
Tallahassee all received around a quarter of an inch of rainfall. Wild fire
danger remained high in all areas across the Peninsula. Shifting winds
fueled brush fires in southern Georgia, which blew smoke into Central
Florida areas over the weekend. Temperatures in the major cities averaged
from normal to two degrees above normal for the week. Daytime highs
were in 80s and 90s. Nighttime lows were in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
FIELD CROPS
Some growers in Jackson County have delayed cotton and corn planti-
ng due to continued drought conditions. Peanut-planting has started in
Jackson County with growers needing ample rains. Peanuts are 5 percent
planted compared with 4 percent by this date last year and the five-year
average of 7 percent. Growers in Marion and Levy counties are expected to
begin planting next week. Soil moisture supplies in the Panhandle were
rated mostly very short to short. Over the northern Peninsula, including the
Big Bend area, soil moisture was rated very short to short with some pock-
ets of adequate supplies.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 45 40 42 38 35 35
Short 51 49 29 59 55 40
Adequate 4 11 .29 3 10 22
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 3
VEGETABLES
Dry, clear conditions allowed harvesting to proceed on schedule.
Cantaloupe cutting was underway with light amounts available. Growers in
Hernando County reported problems with thrips damage on mature blue-
berries as well as birds eating berries. Cabbage cutting continued to slow as
the season winds down. Growers marketed snap beans, blueberries, cab-
bage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, greens, let-
tuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons.
CITRUS
Only the northernmost citrus area received rainfall for the week, at just
under a quarter of an inch. The lack of rainfall is beginning to show in some
groves. Canal and lake levels are receding. Also, the dry weather is causing
stress on the trees and accelerating the decline of damaged and unhealthy
groves. Next years crop is on the trees and growers are doing their best to
keep the trees healthy, so they can accommodate the new fruit. Some grow-
ers in the southwest area of the State are struggling to do so with water
restrictions cutting back their usage by up to 45 percent. Valencia harvest is
over five million boxes a week, with quality improving as the season pro-
gresses. Grapefruit harvest has dropped below one million boxes a week,
with about three-fourths going to processing. Some east coast packinghous-
es have closed for the season, or are planning on closing this week. Honey
tangerine harvest has dropped to less than one hundred thousand boxes per
week. Caretakers are hedging, topping, and applying post bloom nutrition-
al sprays.


Crop Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 2 1 2
Early and Mid oranges 8 8 12
Valencia 4,862 5,088 5,398
Grapefruit 999 1,071 683
Honey Tangerines 98 90 72


ule the Civic Center this year, he
said.
The ordinance is aimed to pre-
vent people from walking down the
street while drinking alcohol but
this event is behind a privacy fence,
noted county attorney Ken Evers.
The four-member board split 2-2
and asked Ayala to come back to
the May 3 meeting when the full
board would be available.
Approved the low bid of
$601,354.20 from Florida Products
for road resurfacing and drainage
improvements on Dansby Road.
Approved a resolution to
apply for a $750,000 state grant
expected to help rehabilitate at least
28 homes. In the last 30 months
there have been 100homres rebuilt
and 80 rehabilitated, said Janet
Gilliard, director of community
development and general services,
the office which does much of the
grant writing.
The commission also discussed
applying for a neighborhood revi-
talization grant to extend
water/sewer service to 74
Wauchula Hills families.
Approved application for a
$27,370 Assistance to Firefighters
grant which would purchase three
thermal imaging cameras, one for
each fire station. Fire Chief and
Public Safety Director Michael
Choate said the cameras are
extremely helpful. For instance,
they can ensure the insulation in a
wall is not on fire without tearing
out the wall as they sense heat.
They can also be used to find a per-
son or body obscured by smoke.
They can see 40 or 50 feet.
Choate said they would be very
helpful in instances where there
may be a stray ember in a rafter. In
one such case, they had to return to
a house fire when they thought they
had extinguished all possible hot
spots.
Approved a cooperative
funding agreement with the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District on management of
the Horse Creek watershed.
Briefly discussed an addi-
tional $25,000 homestead exemp-


tion for elderly residents. It will be
put on -the May 5 agenda for full
discussion. The commission also
briefly discussed the ongoing leg-
islative consideration of property
tax relief, which could severely
curtail the services available to
county residents.
"It will cost more in the long run
to take off property taxes. If the
state takes this over as increased
sales tax, they will distribute it they
want, and the squeaky wheel gets
the grease, meaning the big cities
and counties will get it all," said
citizen Fred Kirkland. This issue
will also be on the May 5 agenda.
Was introduced to new
Building and Zoning Director Gene
Padgett. He is experienced in both
the public and private sector," said
Planning and Development Direc-
tor Nick Staszko.


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HELPING BUSINESSES


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Hardee County Economic Development Office recently hosted a seminar for small busi-
nesses on disaster preparedness. Hurricaneirecovery, for example, was among the possible dis-
asters discussed. It was noted that, historically, half of businesses close after experiencing a dis-
aster. Shown above (from left) are Nilsa Holding, a business development consultant for the
Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative; Bob Raymond, of the Heartland
Workforce Center; and Betty Croy, local economic development specialist. Bottom photo shows
seminar attendees. Raymond remains available to counsel businesses in planning, finances,
expansion, exporting and federal contracts. Call the EDO at 773-3030 to make an appointment.
Holding is currently in the area contacting businesses for a survey.


MEETINGS & SEMINARS
During my 20 years as a dairy consultant I was exposed to the very lat-
est technology by attending the meetings and seminars sponsored by large
pharmaceutical companies.
One of those seminars was a by-invitation-only dairy academy cattle
meeting at North Carolina State where I took my first Myers-Briggs
Personality Test with about 150 other veterinarians.
Actually, the Myers-Briggs test will determine a man or woman's
genetic abilities and asks the question, "Am I this way because I learned it,
or is it just the way I am?" Then after discovering our personality type we
can use that information to enrich their lives.
After the test results, we were divided into compatible groups with
similar scores in four quadrants of the room. The largest group, standing on
the opposite side, included veterinarians I thought were the sharpest I had
ever met. By and large, those in my group were people I didn't know, even
by previous reputation, and I was surprised that I had anything in common
with them. I suspect they thought the same of me.
The second time I took the Myers-Briggs test was at Page, Arizona. It
was the night before we were scheduled to leave on a six day trip down the
Grand Canyon with 18 other veterinarians, including four women..
We were privileged to do the roughest part of the canyon on a 30-foot
J-raft, which was from the pontoon rafts used to build bridges during World
War II. We experienced the deadliest part of the canyon. Captain Powell,
who originally explored the canyon, lost four of his dewr in that part of the
canyon.
Each night we camped beside the river, and on the fifth night our test
results were announced. We were again split into four groups. All four
women were in my group along with one little guy from California.
We were then given the Air Force survival test, a one-page test
designed to access how we would react if we crashed an airplane in the
desert, with injured survivors. It determined how we would solve the prob-
lems of getting water, food, medical treatment, security, commiinication
and rescue, all cleverly designed to evaluate our thinking processes.
Our group, being what we were, simply read the questions and voted.
The majority determined our answers on each question. The sharp veteri-
narians who were across the room at North Carolina State were in the group
screaming at each other over each question.
When the results were read our group scored the highest on.the sur-
vival test. That was the end of the evening exercise because the technical
people who were in charge seemed to be a little disappointed that we did so
well. In fact they canceled the evening discussion.
The highlight of my trip was when we rounded-a corner,-and-there sat.
a helicopter on a rock about as big as my desk that was going to take us out,
three at a time, to a nearby ranch where we would be flown back to Las
Vegas on a bush plane.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to ride in an automo-
bile. He toured Hartford, Conn., in a Columbia Electra Victoria on
August 22, 1902.


May 3, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11A
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h Roundup


Plan Shelter
For Pets
It's time to pre-register pets
for the Hardee County .Pet
Friendly Shelter which will be
opened during hurricanes or
other weather emergencies.
To obtain a pre-registration
packet or information, contact
the Hardee County Emergency
Management Operations Center
at 404 W. Orange St., Wauchula
or call 773-6373.

Volunteer To
Visit Patients
People who have time and
enjoy volunteering are urged to
provide the compassionate, car-
ing and interested visitors nurs-
ing home patients need.
Whether it's reading, visiting,
manning the visitation station or
whatever, Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center, 401 Orange
Place, Wauchula, welcomes
you. For information, call 773-
3230.- : -





.THURSDAY, MAY 3
VCounty Commisssiorr, regu-
lar meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W. Orange
St., Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
TUESDAY. MAY 8
i/Bowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
.Hall, 1.04 E, Main St., Bowling
Green, 7-p.m, ,
THURSDAY. MAY 10
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, rescheduled to 4
p.m.


HARDEE LAKES PARK NATURE FEST 2007 '
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Thank Our Generous Sponsors :: Farm P nd
"i ~CORPORATE SPONSORS
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12A The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2007


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Mike Mathis
General Manager
Crown Ford, Wauchula


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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL HARDEE COUNTY RESIDENTS

FROM: MIKE MATHIS AND CROWN FORD

Crown Ford has been your local Ford dealer for over two and a half years now, and
we are very proud to serve Hardee County. I know that many different Ford dealers
have come and gone over the years, but I can assure you that Crown Ford is here to
stay. In fact, we've bought property here that will one day become an all new dealer-
ship.

Over the last year we have made several improvements, to our facility to serve you
better. We have given our building a much needed facelift to improve its appearance.
We have invested over $50,000 dollars in our service department to bring state of
the art diagnostic and repair equipment to Hardee County. Some of these improve-
ments include a new computerized alignment rack that will align your vehicle to
exact specifications, and Hardee County's only road force tire balance machine that
balances your tires according to actual on the road driving conditions. Our new air
conditioning repair unit will diagnose any A/C problem, and repair it in a fraction of
the time it used to take. We are proudest of our three Ford Master Technicians, who
represent the finest technicians anywhere.

Myself and our sales associates are all Hardee County residents and are here to assist
you with your new and used vehicle needs. Our low overhead allows us to sell you a ..
new Ford for less than any competitor. With over 200 new Fords in stock, chances
.are we'll have the right one for you. If not, we'll get you what you want within twen-
ty four to forty eight hours, and still save you money. We are very proud of our used
vehicle department. We price our used vehicles on the money, andwe don't play
pricing games at your expense. Additionally, we feature the nicest cleanest used cars
and trucks in the area.

As a Hardee County business we feel it is our privilege and honor to help support
our community whenever possible. In the past two and a half years, Crown Ford has
donated over $50,000 to Hardee County schools, youth activities, churches, and
other charitable organizations. We've started a new initiative this year to further sup-
port all Hardee County Churches. We will continue to support these organizations in
the years to come. In addition, any business need or supply that we can buy locally,
we do so. It's the right thing to do.

In closing, thank you to the hundreds of residents that have given us an opportunity
to serve you this past two and a half years. It has been our pleasure. To those of you
who have not, come see us sometime. Even if it's just to have a cup of coffee and say
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Track Takes 7 Md At Se READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Track Takes 7 Medals At State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They were few in number but
brought home as many medals as
they could.
The Hardee track teams sent
seven competitors and two alter-
nates to the 2007 Class 2A State
Championships in Winter Park on
Saturday. They brought home
seven medals from the seven events
in which they competed, placing
eighth or above.
Lisnell Youyoute, Andrea "Drea"
Parkinson, Postenea "Tina"
Louisjeune, Jimmy Cimeus, Pete
Solis, Jayquan Gandy, Marwin
Simmons and alternates Olnel
Virgile and Jose Gutierrez had an
exciting but profitable time, with
coaches Don Trew, Rod Smith, Rob
Beatty and James Carpenter
encouraging them all along the
way.
It wasn't easy, with Hardee fac-
ing heavy opposition. In the girls
events, there were opponents from
56 schools around the state. Hardee
girls placed 43rd overall. The
Wildcats faced opposition from 57
schools and placed 32nd overall.
Episcopal of Jacksonville won
the girls team title, with Bishop
Moore and Pensacola Woodham
close behind. Belen Jesuit Prep
took the boys title, with Glades


Central Community and Godby
going second and third.
Senior Youyoute had the best day
with a bronze medal. He was sec-
ond of 16 runners in the preliminar-
ies of the boys 100-meter dash with
a time of 10.75 seconds. He
dropped that to 10.74 in the finals
but was beaten by a step by Phillip
Sylvester of Marianna who came in
at 10.73. Youyoute set a new school
record in this event earlier in the
year and was district champion in
both the 100 meter and 200 meter.
Youyoute also joined with
juniors Cimeus, Gandy and
Simmons in the 4x100-meter relay.
They were sixth in the preliminar-
ies in a time of 42.57 but placed
eighth in the finals, overtaken by
Fort Myers Dunbar by a mere two
hundredths of a second.
Junior Parkinson, who has gone
to state and medaled every year
since her freshman season, took
medals in both the triple jump and
100 high hurdles. She had some
difficulty with the takeoff pad in
the triple jump and finished at 32
feet, 11.5 inches, which could have
been a record 36 feet, said Trew.
In the 100 hurdles, she was
eighth in the preliminaries with a
time of 16.11, but moved up to
sixth place in the finals, cutting her
time to 15.89, moving ahead of


girls from Viera and Woodham.
Louisjeune, also a junior did well
in the: long jump, with her 17'1"
leap She is district champion in this
event.
Cimeus ran a 15.52, not his best
in the 110 hurdles, where he was
district champion, a step ahead of
teammate Virgile.
Junior Solis ran a 49.94 in the
400-meter dash. In the districts, he
placed second, just 46 hundredths
off the winning pace.
Smith, who handled jumpers and
hurdlers, Beatty on relays and dis-
tance, and Carpenter working with
sprinters, joined with Trew in con-
gratulating the track teams for a
super season, with a lot of team
titles and individual best perfor-
mances.
They will lose seniors Youyoute,
Jose Gutierrez, Melissa Hollon,
Pablo Anselmo, Francisco "Paco"
Lozano, Lillian Deemer and
Maricela Galvan and Virgile.
Expected to return are juniors
Parkinson, Louisjeune, Cimeus,
Simmons, Solis, Gandy, Gilberto
Gutierrez, Jean Frenot, Anthony
Carlton, Jorge Lopez and Marvysha
Morris, sophs Brittany Brown,
Carlos Ramiriz, and Juan Rod-
riguez, and freshmen Jalyn Smith,
Briana Aguila, Guadalupe Flores,
Laura Galvan, Nathan Tomlinson,
Ezayi Youyoute and Martin Vega.


Pioneer Medical Center Holds Open House


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Open house was held Saturday, April 28, at Pioneer Medical Center in Wauchula to celebrate part-
nership with Health Management Associates, parent company of Highlands Regional Hospital,
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9 92nd BIRTHDAY!


COURTESY PHOTO
Jessica Shaw & Jim Steiner
Jessica Shaw & Jim

Steiner Are Engaged


Lynn Lessley and John Shaw of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Jessica Ann Shaw of
Charlotte, N.C., to James Richard
Steiner of Charlotte, N.C., the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steiner of
Clearwater.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of
Hardee Senior High School and of
the University of South Florida,
where she earned a bachelor of arts
degree in education. She is current-
ly employed with Charlotte-Meck-


lenberg Schools in Charlotte as a
fourth-grade teacher.
The prospective groom is a grad-
uate of Clearwater High School and
Florida State University, where he
earned a bachelor of science degree
in business with a minor in commu-
nications and public relations. He is
employed by the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation in Charlotte.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, June 16, wedding in
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By Ted Simonson
A TALE OF 2 MEN
Here are two men who are interested in God. The first is a man in
whose life God occupies an important place. The Lord is right uhihth:
among his top priorities.
The second man has given up on his efforts to make something of him-
self and has given over the sorry mess to the Almighty.
The first man is beset with problems because his focus is divided by his
several priorities. He tries to satisfy God and himself. In this effort, he
receives no divine help because God will not share the spotlight with other
concerns. Why should He?
The second man is on his way to becoming rich. He may have been
poor to start with, nevertheless he has given his life into God's keeping. The
Lord favors such folks, for it is written, "Give and it shall be given to you"
(Luke 6:38).
The first man lives a life of struggle. Because Heaven's bounties are
never given to the double-minded man, this fellow must connive and com-
, promise. to make his-way. And as he works harder, he becomes more self-
centered. The little portion of his life set aside for God grows smaller and
smaller. ;
The second man lives,a life of rest. He is at peace, for Christ has said,
"My peace I give unto youI" (John 14:27). Also, "My yoke is easy and my
burden is light" (Matthe.y 11:30). This man always seems to have enough
for himself and others, for he says, "The Lord is my shepherd" (Psalms 23).
He is full of joy because his sins are forgiven, and responsibility for his
life has been taken over by Another. He follows orders and loves the One
who leads him There re many things he doesn't bother his head about
because he trusts his heavenly Father.
The first man is worried about his salvation. He feels more sure about
it when he is involved in good works. At other times, he feels less sure and
dreads the thought of death and judgment.
The second man laughs and cries a lot, laughing because he runs into
much humor along the path he travels, and crying because he sees many
miserable people who seem not to know that divine help is freely available.
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fundraiser to contribute to the fight against cancer and the
annual Relay For Life event-


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but has lived in Hardee County for 55 of her years. She is mar-
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Party Marks

1st Birthday
Alicia Marie Tapia, the daughter
of Alejandro and Christina Tapia,
turned 1 year old on April 12.
She celebrated this special occa-
sion with a birthday party at her
Wauchula home on Sunday, April
15. Theme for the party was
Princess.
Guests were served ribs, chicken,
rice and beans.
Joining in the celebration were
grandparents Lucy and Santos
Valdez, a cousin, aunts and friends.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Patti Ragan, owner and operator of the Center For Great Apes, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis
Club last week at the Panda Restaurant. The center is located on 120 acres east of Wauchula and
was founded in 1997. The center has 14 orangutans and 29 chimpanzees, including singer
Michael Jackson's chimp named "Bubbles," age 24, and an orangutan named "Sammy" of the
movie "Dunston Checks In." Great apes live up to 50 or 60 years, and some are used as pets or
entertainers through ages 8 to 10.. The Hardee facility is the only orangutan sanctuary and is one
of eight chimpanzee sanctuaries in the United States. The Web site is www.centerforgreat-
apes.org. From left are Bart Barton, Ragan and club President Donnie Canary.


Alicia


Ponytails Continue


Playing


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Dixie Ponytails are nearly
halfway through their season, ex-
pected to end May 21 unless there
are rainouts to make up.
At the end of last week, the
Central Pump and Irrigation
Dragons were leading the division
with a 4-0-1 record, with the Peace
River Growers Racers close behind
at 3-1-1. They tied in the first game
of the season. Trailing are the
Gourley Plastering Wahoos.
In last Monday's game the
Racers downed the Wahoos 12-6.
A Brooke Dixon double was the
only extra-base hit for the Racers.
Hailey Andrews, Amber Franks
and Brooke Knight each came
around to score twice. Gemi
Saunders, Kaitlyn Thomas, Caryssa
Johnson, Hannah Grisinger, Atasha
Johnston, Brooke Shelton and
Dixon each crossed home plate
once. Also helping out were Nicole
Franks and Cacee Keller.
The Wahoos shared their scoring,
with Emily Hughes, Dana Terrell,
Carleigh Coleman, SaraBeth Al-
britton and Milli Jones putting runs
on the board. Arissa Camel, Holly
Hughes, Jessaica Harrison, Bridgett
Danford, Kelsey Powell and Erica
Roberts helped out.
On Tuesday night, it was the


Dragons .winning 11-7 over the
Wahoos.
Kayla Nichols was the only,twin-
tally batter for the Dragons. Brooke
Conley, Ana Galvez, Kendall
Gough, Karleigh Henderson,
Jakaysha Lindsey; Tori Hernandez,
Abby Vargas, Reham Alqabsi and
Alexan Maddox came around to
score once each. Arin Johnson
moved runners along.
Seven Wahoos scored, including
Camel, Emily Hughes, Alex Ull-
rich, Harrison, Coleman, Albritton
and Powell. Holly Hughes, Terrell,
Emily Albritton, Danford, Jones
and Roberts were left on base.
In the week's finale on Thursday,
the Racers ran past the Wahoos, 18-
7.
Thomas banged a two-RBI
homer for the Racers. Saunders was
perfect three-for-three at the plate.
Knight, Nicole Franks, Grisinger,
Johnson, Brea Farrer and Saunders
each rounded the bases twice.
Andrews, Amber Franks, Thomas
and Keller added solo scores.
For the Wahoos, seven players
came around to cross home plate,
including Camel, Emily Hughes,
Ullrich, Harrison, Holly Hughes
Terrell and Coleman. Enily Al-
britton, Danford, Sarabeth Albrit-
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Cowboy-Up Ministry has
moved to its new location. Meeting
at the Cattlemen's Arena during the
performances of "The Story of
Jesus," the "horse training with a
message" ministry is now at
Cracker Trail Arena in Zolfo
Springs.
Services are 10 to 11:30 a.m. on
Sunday at the property off SR 66
across from Oak Hills Ranch
Road. Worshipers should bring a
lawn chair for the outdoor services.
Coffee, juice and doughnuts are
served. For more information, call
pastor Skipper Calder at 781-2281
or visit www.cowboyupmini-
stry.com for more information.
Victory Praise Center will be
hosting Ron and Cheryl Lowe as
they minister in song on Saturday.
The church is at 132 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green.
Progressive Missionary Baptist
Church is holding a fundraiser fish
fry on Friday from 11:30 until sup-
plies run out. Stop by the church at'
149 Manley Road to get yours.
Fish sandwiches are $3.50 and
fish dinners are $5.50. There will
also be Barbecued sandwiches for
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birthday on April 7.
A party was held in her honor at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
Theme for the party was Dora.
Guests were served hot dogs and
fajitas.
Celebrating with Annalise were
great-grandparents Joan and
Edward Terrell, grandparents
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The event will begin with a
brunch at Main Street Classics.
There also will be an evening din-
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Classmates who have not re-
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Committee members are also
asking for help in locating these
missing classmates: Barbara
Bridges, Nancy Buckner, John


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Johanna Simmons, Reda Tish,
Lavonia White, Peggy White and
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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
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ZolfQ Springs Elementary

would like to extend a sincere "thank you" to all the dedicated
participants at Career Day on April 5, 2007. Our students' horizons
were broadened as they learned about opportunities that are I
available to them after they graduate from high school!
We appreciate the time and effort our community businessmen
and women devoted to the education of our children!

David Harrell- Artist
Roberta Alexander Registered Nurse -ZSES/Health Dept.
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Yvonne Abbott, Anastasia Stanford Massage Therapists Master's Touch
Debbie Blum Cosmetologist, Master's Touch
Cindy Ebner Dental Health Educator Dept. of Health
Gina Neuhofer Speech Pathologist
Carrie Knight Physical Therapist, Rehab Consultants
Reginald Floyd Mechanical Engineer Mosaic
Dan Wesselman Electrical Engineer Mosaic
Rick Giroux Wauchula City Manager
Rich Shepard Hardee County Emergency Management Supervisor
Cathy Crawford Hardee County Property Appraiser
Eric Gicker Office of Property Appraiser
Misty Hughes Marketing Director Wauchula State Bank
Jeannine Tatum -VP / Teller Trainer Wauchula State Bank
Esmeralda Cruz Manager -- Wauchula State Bank, Zolfo Springs
Steve Hill Diesel Mechanic Mosaic
Megan McKibben Main Street Director
Cyndi Norris- Personnel Director, Wal-Mart
Carolyn Wyatt lardee County Extension Agent
Lockie Gary -- Hardee County Extension Director
Erica Scheipsmeier Horticulturist Austin Growers


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Saving the life of a child is so
important that there are swimn
lessons available for them.
The Hardee County Community
Recreation Center wants to be sure
that Hardee County youngsters are
not among those becoming a statis-
tic, one of the young children in
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Drowning is the second leading
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noon.


FHP To Check

Vehicles, Driver

Licenses
The following is a list of dates
and locations that Florida Highway
Patrol Troopers in Hardee and
DeSoto counties may conduct
Driver License/Vehicle Inspection
during the month of May 2007:
Week of May 1-3: Merle Lang
Rd.. 1/2 mile north of SR 66; Old
Bradenton Rd., 1/4 mile west of
Florida Ave.; Airport Rd., 1/4 mile
south of Airport Estates St.; and
Turner Ave., I mile north of
Arcadia.
Week of May 4-10: West Main
St., I mile west of Wauchula;
Hargrave St., 1/4 mile west of
Airport Ave.; Brown Rd.. 1/4 mile
east of SR 31; and North Florida
Ave., 1/4 mile north of Wauchula.
Week of May 11-17: Griffin Rd.,
1/4 mile south of SR 636; Owens
Ave., 1/2 mile south of SR 70; Old
Carlstrom Field Rd., 1/2 mile east
of Arcadia; and Steve Roberts
Special. 1/4 mile east of SR 64:
Week of May 18-24: West Main
St. and Oak Grove; Brown Rd., 1
mile east of SR 31; Hillsborough
Ave., 1/2 mile south of Arcadia;
and Polk Rd., 1/2 mile south of SR
62.
Week of May 25-31: Lake
Branch Rd., Bowling Green City
Limits; CR 760 in Nocatee; and
Masters Ave., 1/2 mile north of
L i vi n., 'i,,, St.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while insuring the protection of all
motorists.


The "Night-Sweatin' Sweeties" sang. They were Shannyn Robertson, Pauline Hendrickson,-
Brenda Cullins and Debbie Wheeler.


Maryann Harrell Mosaic
Chief Chris Baty, Deputy Reggie Jones -
Zolfo Springs Police Department
Lt. Larry Factor and Firemen -
Hardee County Fire/ Rescue -- Zolfo Springs
SCalvin Brutus Athlete and college student
David Green Umpire
Danny Miller Cornputer Tech Hardee School District




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Theo Bryant sings "You're Walking On The Fighting Side Of Me."


Bryan See provided the sound systems.


Perry Northup sings "The Anchor Holds."


Host Wilbur Robertson and wife Susan Robertson hosted third
annual event at the melon barn between Crewsville and.
Sweetwater. About 400 people enjoyed free hot dogs, hamburg-
ers, desserts and were treated to country, gospel and patriotic
music.


HA NVR EN O HIORATO EFR
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Dear Friends,
If you have ever thought
about going to a chiropractor
but weren't sure it was right for
you, or thought you couldn't
afford it please read on.....My
name is Dr. Robert Helveston
and I am going to let you "check
out" chiropractic with a fantas-
tic offer. That's right! For
$20.00 I am going to "give" you
$150.00 worth of services.
In the 33 years since I opened
my doors, the last 22 here in
Wauchula, I've helped hundreds
of people in Hardee County feel
better and live healthier more
productive lives through chiro-
practic care. Now I'd like to
introduce even more Hardee
Countians to the many benefits
our profession has to offer.
For instance, chiropractic care
may be able to help you if you
are suffering from any of the
following conditions:
*Migraine headaches
*Lower back pain
*Numbness or soreness in
your arms or legs
*Constant fatigue; lack of
energy
*Muscle spasms, sprains &
strains
*And a whole host of other
problems ranging from dizzi-
ness to ringing in the ears.
These symptoms can be
caused whenever the vertebrae
in your spine are out of align-
ment, because these "Misalign-
ments" directly affect your
nervous system.
Fortunately, if you are suffer-
ing from any of these problems,
or similar affliction right now,
they may be relieved or elimi-
nated by proper chiropractic
treatment (commonly called
adjustment). So if you have
always wanted to "check out"
chiropractic care and see what it
t time to do so because ...
for one week $20 will get you
all the services I normally
charge new patients $150 for!


What does this offer include?
Everything. Take a look at what
you will receive ...
*An in-depth consultation
about your health and well-
being ...
*A complete chiropractic
spinal examination...
*A full set of specialized x-
rays to determine if a misalign-
ment in your spine is causing
your pain or symptoms .
(Note: Nobody gives these
kinds of x-rays free. They would
normally cost you at least
$100)...
*An analysis of your x-rays
and spinal exam results so we
can see what needs to be done to
help relieve your problem ...
*Helpful literature that show
how your body works and why
you experience pain ...
*Answers to all your most
probing questions about chiro-
practic care and what it can do
for you.
Now, as a part of this one-
time offer, you can come in and
find out for certain if you need
chiropractic care and how it
might help you eliminate the
pain you are feeling.
Before you come in, though,
you will probably want to know
a little about me. So let me tell
you...
I brought professional chiro-
practic quality here to this area
in 1985. Before that I practiced
in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for 10
years. I have been examined and
licensed in the states of Florida,
Kentucky and Tennessee. After
graduation from Chiropractic
college, I have done.extensive
Post Graduate studies which has
allowed me to successfully deal
with problem cases, structural
rehabilitation, extremity prob-
lems, migraine headaches, etc. I
am a member of the Florida
Chiropractic Society.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC
REALLY WORK?
Absolutely! Here are some


Meet the Doctor


Dr. Robert Helveston

findings from studies done by
chiropractors and orthopedic
surgeons.
Harvard Medical School
Health Letter Sept. 1990
"Chiropractic treatment of
low back pain which affects 75
million Americans, is superior
to the standard regimen admin-
istered by medical doctors, a
major British study has conclud-
ed. Chiropractic almost certain-
ly confers worthwhile long-term
benefit in comparison with hos-
pital outpatient management,"
said Dr. T.W. Meade, a British
medical doctor who headed the
study conducted at 11 hospitals
and chiropractic clinics."
Federal Medical Study
Endorses Chiropractic For
Back Pain US Agency for
Healthcare Policy and Research.
December 8, 1994 A panel
of 23 doctors headed 'by
Dr. Stanley Bigos, M.D.,
Professor of Orthopedic
Surgery, studied 3.900 medical
articles on low back pain. Their
conclusions were that
"Chiropractor's manipulation of
the spine was more helpful than
any of the following: traction,
massage.biofeedback


acupuncture, injection of
steroids into the spine, back
corsets, and ultrasound. Surgery
was beneficial only in 1 out of
100 cases!
MIGRAINE HEADACHES
GONE!
*In Australia, the federal gov-
ernment commissioned a study
to determine if chiropractic care
was effective in treating
migraine headaches. 85 patients
who suffered from migraines for
an average of 19 years were
divided into three groups. One
group received chiropractic
treatment, the other two groups
received traditional medical
therapy. All three groups report-
ed some relief, but the chiro-
practic group reported superior-
ity on all levels studied!
'Would you like even more
proof that chiropractic works?
Then listen to these comments
from my patients ...
PATIENT SUCCESS
STORIES
"This letter is a "Thank You" to Dr.
Robert Helveston. My grandson began
as his patient at the age of 20 months.
"losiah was still not walking and did
not appear to have any desire to stand
or use his legs and feet. He could not
stand, even with someone holding him
to assist his effort. I told his father that
we were going to have to do something
or Josiah was going to go firon a
stroller to a wheelchair I became
extmrenmeml\ worried and decided to
take him to see mr chiropracto,; Dr
Robert llelveston. After only one
month, Josiah was standing and
pulling himself up using the aide of a
chaiN; table, etc. His parents had to
leave state on n emergency and I
decided that through the grace and
mierc' of God and the help of DI,:
Helveston, I was going to have Josiah
walking by the time his parents
returned home. I faithfidly took him to
Dr: Helveston twice a week in the
beginning to receive the best benefit
possible. Josiah is now two (2) years
and one (1) month and is walking won-
derfully: He still stumbles and falls
occasionally, however; I am convinced


that without the assistance of Dr.
Helveston, Josiah would not be walking
today. I am such a believer in Dr
Helveston that I continually take all of
my grandchildren to see him on a
monthly basis. Our daughter, my hus-
band, and myself are also his patients.
I, personally, do not remember the last
time I went to a medical doctor. I do
remember to see my chiropractor once
a month."
-Mary Pemberton
Dear Dr Helveston,
I want to take this opportunity to say
"Thank You ". When I hurt my back fol-
lowing Hurricane Charley, leaving me
in severe pain and limited mobility I
thought I would have to see a back spe-
cialist and might even face surgery.
Then someone suggested that I see a
Chiropractor: This was an idea that I
wasn 't comfortable with because I have
always been skeptical of
Chiropractors. Not being able to han-
dle the pain I decided to give you a
chance ahd I am glad that I did. After
following your 90 day treatment and
rehabilitation program I am as good as
I used to be with complete mobility and
pain free. I praise the Lord that he
worked through yott to bring about
healing to mv back. I hope this letter
will encourage others who are just as
skeptical as I used to be to at least coin-
sider the possibility of a Chiropractor.
Who knows, it might just work.
-Sincerely;
Rev. Jim Davis
ADHD
A recent study reported in
October. 2006 of an 8 year old
child diagnosed with ADHD
showed significant improve-
ment in his behavior and in aca-
demic performance in a two
month treatment period.
BEWARE
According to an article pub-
lished in the New York Times
on February 10, 2007, uninten-
tional fatal drug overdoses near-
ly doubled from 1999 to 2004,
overtaking falls to become the
nation's second leading cause of
death.
GUARANTEE OF GREAT
SERVICE
Obviously I cannot guarantee
results. No one can. But there is
one guarantee I can give you,


that is a guarantee to give my
best effort.
Plus, if I do not think I can
help you, I will tell you and
refer you to another specialist
who might be able to help.
LIMITED TIME OFFER
Obviously, with an offer like
this, I cannot afford to do it for
very long. So I picked May
7-11.
If you'd like to take me up on
my offer and see what chiro-
practic can do for you, all you
have to do is call our office and
set up an appointment.
Phone 773-9713
Call This Number Only
Call anytime between the
hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday. Tell the
receptionist you'd like to come
in for the Special Introductory
Examination between May 7-
11.
I expect to get flooded with
appointments for this event, so
please call as soon as possible
to assure that you do not miss
out.
Thank you very much, and I
look forward in trying to help
you get rid of your pain so you
can start living a healthier, more
productive life.
Sincerely,
Dr. Robert D. Helveston













(THE PATIENT AND ANY OTIER PERSON
RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO
REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMEN'I OR BE
REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER
SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT
THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND
WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE
ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNT-
ED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINA-
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Classifieds


ABOUT ...

Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


* 2904 Golfview 4BR/2B newly remod-
eled.1 acre lot. $131,900. REDUCED
$129,900 SALE PENDING!
* 606 S. 9th Ave. 3BR/2B $180,000.
* 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.


L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


GAS DRYER, like new, $50. 863-773-
6370. 5:3-10Op


1997 FORD EXPLORER XLT, 4x4,
needs windshield, $1,500. 863-245-
2360. 5:3p
92 ISUZU TROOPER, $3,500 OBO.
863-990-2737. 5:3c


1996 CHEVY CUSTOM VAN, nice con-
dition with A/C. 735-2626. 5:3c
'98 MAZDA KING CAB, $1,950 cash.
781-1062. 5:3c
HEAVY DUTY TOW dolly for racing
car, $500. 954-629-4486. 5:3p
98 MERCURY SABLE, $1,800 cash.
781-1062. 5:3c


99 DODGE CARAVAN, 4 d
air, $3,950 cash. 781-1062.
96 CHRYSLER SEBRING
like new, $2,600 cash. 781-


BLACK 20064F150 LARrA, .4E'-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.
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5:3c a way of life you love, you have
convertible, to find the courage to live it.


1062. 5:3c


98 DODGE EXT. CAB, 4 dr., diesel,
$5,500 cash. 781-1062. 5:3c
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars. 863-
381-0740. 4:19-5:17p


C ~600 West College Drive
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
\U j E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COORDINATOR, TLC/ADULT EDUCATION ADVISOR
A Full-time, year-round, grant-funded position to coordinate day-to-day
operations and tutorial services in the Tutoring and Learning Cbnter
(TLC). Position also includes a 40% adult education instructional assign-
ment. Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of five (5) years of super-
visory experience required. Experience in workforce, occupational,
and/or adult education programs required. Experience working with
diverse populations preferred. Competitive salary and benefits, including
retirement, health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5
p.m., Tuesday, 5/8/07. Visit our website for detailed position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION c




25x25x9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
S- 1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
Ls2 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 M
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated
PriDk Plus SaEt Tax & Couty Fees Phoo lfor dbspl purposes oly


IETAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
877-951-2300
*Concrete & Installation by Others
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Notice of Public Sale
2006 SUZI
VIN:JS1GR7KA362108591
8:00 A.M. May 15, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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CDLA DRIVER NEEDED, local deliver
route, benefits, MTR Farrs 863-767-
1667. 4:26-5:24P
C.N.A. NEEDED Part-time position.
$8.00/hr. Benefits and mileage reim-
ibursement. 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.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the highest bidder
for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.
2001 Chev. 2 Dr. Id. #1G1JC124017307722
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday May
11, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State Bank parking
lot located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula FL.
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STEVE SENN

ELECTRIC, INC.


". Panel Upgrades -
Ceiling Fans
S"r. Home Inspections
Ftt([ 1 C New Construction,
Steve Senn Remodels
S417CR 665* Ona, FL \V
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Uc. # EC13001263


NEW HOSPICE HOUSE

OPENING IN ARCADIA
THIS FALL!
Full-time, Day and Night shifts available:
RNs LPNs CNAs


Our professionals receive an excellent wage and we offer our full time employees a superior benefits package. Interested
candidates may submit resume, salary requirements and letter of interest to: Fax: 941-552-5990; Email: Mary Harris,
'mharris@tidewell.org or mail to 6310 Capital Drive, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL 34202. No phone calls, please. EOE
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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
See our website at www.tidewell.org for more information.


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HSK PAVERS



SPaving the way to your beautiful home.



Specializing In:

Pool Decks Walkways

Porches Driveways


(863) 784-0431 or (863) 443-4803
Rolnni Bro'wn/i, ow\'ner


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 surrounding counties.


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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 jobi This
is a seasonal part time position. A
background check will be conducted.
Must be responsible, friendly & flexi-
ble. EOE 4:19-5:3c
Write it on your heart that every
day is the best day of the year.


FARD


$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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FOR HOUSES


A&O LAwD


Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



BILL S TATON
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0 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 ITHAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3 years exp.
Management Positions
Residential Shift Supervisor-Two positions available on
the Pediatric campus. Weekend and evening shifts available.
BS/BA in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervisory exp.
preferred. H.S. Diploma or GED with 2-5 years supervisory
experience is required.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
avail. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Crimninal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. cl2:15tfc


GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
Charlie damaged home on 2 large
lots, 305 Riverside Dr., $45,000 firm.
AND 2 BR/1 B mobile home In Park,
Fort Meade, $12,000. 863-445-0746.
5:3-1 Op
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


BARRETT'S BUSH
* BUSH HOGGING
*i LOT CLEARING
*: FINISH GRADING
Day Ph. 863-381-3282
Night Ph: 863-382-0135


3 BR/2 B in Knollwood, $200,000. 863-
781-3638. 5:3-10p
3 BR/2 1/2 B LIVING ROOM & dining
room combined; big kitchen & large
family room; laundry room; sprinkler.
system; 2 buildings in big back yard;
all appliances; carport & 2 drive-ways;
15KW generator. $177,000. 773-6434.
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A misery is not to be measured
from the nature of the evil, but
from the temper of the sufferer.


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FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
.J Serving Hardee County' for o er 20 )ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-04'


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Zolfo Springs
90 cIo::5tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Blooming with affordable
deals to meet your auto needs!


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


For The Discerning Buyer-Maybe
the "picky" one. Immaculate and
clean. 3BR 2BA CB home with out-
side office building. Completely
fenced and beautifully landscaped.
1.82 acres. $275,000 MLS 194427
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
Weather Is Going To Be Hot-Cool
off in this beautiful pool with BBQ
shack nearby for cookouts when you
live in this 4BR 2BA home in
Bowling Green. $179,000 MLS
192374
Ft. Meade-Investors take a look!
Duplex with great potential and
good income. $89,000 MLS 195050


BLACK ANGUS BULL, very gentle, 4
yrs. old, Zolfo. 954-70-0417. 5:3p


LOST FEMALE brown miniature poo-
die, between Maude and Hollandtown
Roads. Please contact 863-773-6622.
5:3p


PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST needed'
Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. at the University of Florida,
Range Cattle R.E.C. Salary $8.00/hr.
Please call 863-735-1314. 5:3c
GENERAL OFFICE HELP. Apply Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road,'
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. EOE.
4:26-5:3c
WOMAN TO WORK with developmen-
tally disabled women, part-time and
fill in. 767-0374. 4:26-5:3p.


Brand New-Looking for an
owner. 3BR 2BA CB home. Check
out the workmanship. Good
Financing. $158,000 MLS 190886
New Construction-Soon to be
completed. 3BR 2BA with porch
and central air and heat. $155,000
MLS 194922
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 o Lad-.- e to Lake
Buff an ep well.
How ll^dg 0 pay per
acre? 9IS 184220
Bowling Green-Lots of shade and
close to school. 3BR 2BA CB home
with 8 lots! $142,000 MLS 194081


We havepnew homes In Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs that
ill soortbe ieady for occupancy -100% fninaclng, possible
-,Become a.homeowner instead of trenter


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*ln trouble with your payments??
Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
S O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
,-" G Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralla@floresrealty.net
O"PRTU'" .After hours 861-773-2840
)anel Lanier (863698-2971 John Freeman (863773-6141
manda Mlshoe (863 781-3587 Steve Lanler (863 559-9392
Isa Douglas (863 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano 863 245-6891
oey Flores 731 733-0078 Jason Johnson (863 781-3734


RE1


Lonestar
Con~cxstrntiction Corp.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Fax 863-773-9865 5


Office 863-773-4779


Shrubs & Stuff
349 Peeples Lane Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-3557
* Growing advice from experienced nursery professionals.
* Complete landscape services. (Residential & Commercial)
* Quality Plants directly from the grower. Large selection.
* Free estimates & initial consultation.
* Free local delivery with $50C minimum purchase.
* Mowing & Grounds Maintenance. (Residential & Commercial)
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BJD EXCAVATING'
Complete Site Development Demolition *
*Dump Truck Hauling*
F -l,\*Underground Utilities* .
^-^ )Orange Tree Clearing* f"
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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Help Wanted
General labor needed.
Construction/Mechanical knowledge a +.
Valid drivers license needed.
Call (863) 773-2213 for application
and appointment. EOE DFWP 4:19t






USA Heavy Duty Starters
and Alterndtors in stock!
Cummings and Detroit
Engines.

INDUSTRIES

Locally owned and operated
for 32 years
Hydraulic hoses made
Paint mixed in house
All major credit cards accepted
306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula

863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie Sambrano

3BR 2BA CB home with central heat and air. Just renovated
with new carpet and paint. Double garage. Home is on 2 lots.
$155,000.


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The


Classifieds


LOST ABOUT 1ST OR 2ND WEEK of
April, prescription eyeglasses, gold
color, Versace frame, bifocal glass
lens with safety gold color chain.
Reward offered. Call 773-9334 or 781-
6252. 553p


DOG KENNEL, 6x6x10, $120. 773-
3735. 5:3p
BRAND NEW lime green satin prom
dress with tags, size 2, changed my
mind, must sell, $150. 781-9638.
5:3nc


WASHING MACHINE, port-o-john,
misc. sizes of tin sheets, (3) 6' iron
gates, (2) 4'. 832-2817 5:3p
6 FT. FORD BUSH HOG, $200. 863-
245-2360. 5:3pi
UTILITY TRAILER, new axles, springs,
stationary ramps, 15" rims, 3,500 Ib.
axles, 10'-12'x5', $500. 2848 Hwy. 64,.
Zolfo. 863-773-6603. 5:3p
VERY NICE plus size dresses, size
18W 20W, some new, hardly worn
shoes 10-10W, & purses to match.
Call anytime. Ask for May 863-773-
4219. 5:3p


AVAIAIBIN IOW!


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
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Equal Housing Opportunity


S Certain Income Restrictions Apply
CESWI


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
DeSoto County Properties
5 acres, 4 miles east of Arcadia
On Paved Road, $139,900
80 acres, Brownville Area
Possible Rezone,
$20,000 per acre
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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Global Youth Services,
Inc. is currently seeking
Youth Counselors to pro-
vide supervision of
female youth 12-18 years
of age. Applicants must
be at least 21 years of
age and able to pass
criminal background
check. Applications are
available at the facility or
send resume to:
PO Box 369 Bowling
Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ext. 221
Fax (863) 375-9929
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YANMAR 16 HP diesel tractor, $1,600
OBO or trade for RV trailer. 375-4633.
5:3p


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
LIKE NEW YAMAHA D6X-5008 8 key,
portable grand piano with mid drive,
bench and stand, $400. 863-773-6678.
4:26-5:24p
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SMove-In Special
* 1 Bed/1 Bath $400 mo.
S low deposit
* *
2 Bed $450-up
* close to schools *
no pets *
J 863-698-4910
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BRAND NEW 2007 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



FERRET WITH nice cage, toys and alll
$100.735-2626. 5:3c


SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC, health certifi-
cates, paper trained, multi-color,
home raised. 941-456-0580. $450. .
4:26-5:24p
YORKIE PUPPIES AKC, health certi-
fied, gorgeous males & females. 863-
993-3204. 4:19-5:3p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
:of Wauchula Invites you to come and
see If you can find the pet you're look-
!ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Information.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.291
Requires that all cats and dogs sold in i
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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M& L
Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC
No Overtime Charges!
Mike Thornton Ucen n
863-860-0004 426-517CA1815255


Help Wanted

Part-Time Police Officer -
Zolfo Springs Police Department.

Apply at 104 West 5th Street,
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
EOE/Drug free work environment. 5:3,100


Hardee Car Co.


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773-201


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Billy Hill, Owner
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Pest Control DON'T WAIT


Termites Are Swarming!
Call today for FREE ESTIMATES (863) 773-5911

COUPON (Ants vs. Termites!)
10% OFF Elbowed Antennae
:,Fumigation or Antennae
Subterranean ThickWaist
Termite Treatment N arrow waist
with this ad (
SNot to be combined with
Sany other offer. Front wings longer than Both pair of wins same
E. 5/31/2007 back wings WNGED ANT size INGED TRMITE
L -- m m WA (actual size 1/2 inch) (actual size 1/2 inch)
Do You Know The
DANGEROUS DIFFERENCE!
If you see winged, ant-like insects flying around your property,
you need to know whether they are ants or subterranean termites.
TYour house could be in danger
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quick closings...


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781-1062


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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
RENTAL INCOME! 5 acres with 3B/1Bth CB home
and mobile home, located in southern Hardee County;
listed at $235,000
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL PROPER-
TY! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth home, C/B home
on nice size lot; 1434 square feet. $138,500
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 AND PERFECT PRICE 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. $229,900
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


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

Doris Lambert
Located in Arcadia this 3B/1Bth, CB home has a
screened lanai; attached garage plus additional garage;
large, corner lot. $175,000
SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor plan;
large master bedroom with spacious closets, screened,
ceramic tile floored lanai. $220,000
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
Redding 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
4.74 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


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


OaP RNITY


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


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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MHM Services has a FT, Nights
(12 hr shift; 7pm-7am) position
available at the Hardee
Correctional Institution in
Bowling Green. Per Diem posi-
tion also available.
Excellent compensation and
benefits, including .health/den-
tal/vision; 28 paid days off; 6 hol-
idays; 401 (k) w/match and more.
Contact Mindy Halpern at
866-931-5544
or e-mail
mhalpern@mhm-services.com
MHM is an EOE c:
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Wauchula Auto Mart, Inc.
Is proud to announce the partnership with a national finance company
offering financingfor all levels of credit.
Good Credit, Bad Credit and No Credit-- -Not a Problem!
New lower downpayments! Need to get credit established?
Give us a try!
201 S 6th Ave Nowoffen warranty*
Wauchula, FL 33873 *See dealer for details.
Located across the street from Wauchula State Bank
(863) 773-5959
Check out our inventory at cars.com


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


HELP WANTED: Rapidly


growing


Christian based childcare center is seeking
instructors. Background check, finger-


printing,


drug screening and references


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


2915


Church Bazaar

Saturday 9 5

Chicken Dinner Plates $500 Served 11 5

Clothes, toys, lots of other items.
All proceeds benefit the church.

Iglecia de Dios Pentecostal M.I.
903 E. Summit St.
Wauchula
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THERE'S
SOMETHING FOR
-EVERYONE AT THE







:Friday; Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms iWater Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call

781-1062

Bowling-Green Flea Market

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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

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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!
BRIARWOOD LOT! Ready to build! $45,000
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres. $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.

21 acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset. Asking $416,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE!
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesites. Starting at $99,000.
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.
17 acre grove.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
S
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.
S 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.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017 L
(863)781-1396
(863)781-2345
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FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-l
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc


FOR SALE: 3 1.25 ac. lots @ Cracker
Lane, Wauchula. If interested please
call 863-445-0444. 5:3-1 Op
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


REDUCED! $96,500 2 BR/1 B COM-
PLETELY REMODELED from top to
bottom, sits on 2 lots in Zolto.. C all for
an appointment 781-1293 leave a
message. 5:3t__ f
COMMERCIAL LOT located in
Wauchula, lot size 160x90 approx., 1
block off of Hwy. 17 North, excellent
location. Call 863-781-4523, reduced
to $110,000 make offar. 5:3tfc


EFFICIENCY FOR RENT 1 BR/1 BA;
kitchen, $540 monthly. 163-781-1478.
5:3p.
yLOW iENT FOR non-smoker caretak-
er-.haaym an, $275 monthly, electric,
included. Last, security. 954-629-
41Q6. 5:3p


HOME FOR R4NT 3 bedroorQi
Bowling Green, $875 monthly, need-R.
deposit. 781-6784.' 4:26-5:$p
STORE FRONTS, HOUSES, -aparT
ments, warehouses, salons, restau,
rants, 24,000 sf available. 773-4567 Qr
445-0915. 4:12-5:10Op


HOUSE 3 BR/2 BTH, B.G, $700 first
and last. 863-990-2737. 5:3c


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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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 :I

New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great Slca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
New Listing: 10.68 acres in Western Hardee County. 4BR 2 1/2 Bth. 2005 Palm
Harbor Doublewide. Fireplace, vaulted ceiling and all the extras. Very open
for large family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $299,000.


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
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. $170000. $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.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
I[ psy Br Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c5s:c,






COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTAL

Land Clearing*
SPond Excavation *
SDirt Hauling / Grade Work
SCitrus Tree Removal *
Demolition
Site Prep *


863-735-0278





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DAVID MILLS, OWNER
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REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COU.r, TY


Dane Hendry m eMikey i.Cod .1
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
* NEW LISTING * "
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture. 8" well. 2
year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank, etc. County mn;iin
trained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4) five acre parcels, (2) tn a.ace
parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the pasture could be plan'ted i ig grn i .';~
Mikey for details.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. (all Dl)nne.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Danae
5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Cali I'ane.
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 nd )
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 r-rontaipe,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road fm-Ic' ge, 8" cll
$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 proplw;:i
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
* 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x12i) :sl!l bi:r
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Many extras. Call MiKey 'r
details.

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New ;1.v.i 20 beautiful acres, large oak trees, great homesite $15,000 per
scre.
Looking for country? Nice Palm Harbor MH on 10 beautiful, fenced, high
and dry acres on poaved road. Lots of extras to include inground pool
$284,900. 0
67 AC Can be broken down. Beautiful woods and pasture. ACCESS TO"
PEAfCE RtIVER $15,000 per ac.
Beautiful 4BR/2BA Colonial CB Home. 2596' under air on 2.3 wooded acres.
$389,900.
SPACE? 10 acres Large bldgs. Fenced for cattle, wildlife plentiful $289,900.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $48,500. c:3c
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'I. '.I- i'.,h!a._'HLE O w'.. r ei. ha'e relocated This beauiifull, landscaped and
cll 11,3.,,. .L,,, !hi.i ,.:. -. Ledrjo.ior t, 3 baths, with a 2 car garage and a 24\28
L I ..i.1 n...! ni.ae There are 2 bonus rooms that could be used for an
, I : .... r :' ,lr hedroom'I Kitchern features '.o:d cabinets, granite
i,,,,ii., i.:,pr .iJ II ri..fcccIsed.and under cablnetlightinn. Master bath is welU
. ai. .,,Ii. '. ita -. :ir. i, (ul.. separate rainj howr'and ptl% ale after closet. Over
,..: ., i I in ic .: i pk nal hone and workshop. Call Jiud or Robert for an

:' :r !, Vacaiion-Mountain cabin; Mlees 4-5. Bnrson City. NC
2; ;n. n ,. I ndr r l <.pjr.; $400,000.. .
S7..: 2 I. me Beaturful hardwood floors with mother-in-laa apt.. in

;' ., ...- FIOr.ri :...c los i iom Little Cypress. $1.3M
C `..m,,_', ,, -I L1o H% 17 $225.000. Bowhing Green.


J AL.Davwis
l., R E A L T O R S
." (863) 773-2128

S1 REALTORS
,-I JOE L. DAVIS
.. RE \ITOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR
.: :JOHN H. O'NEAL
IK' nny Sanders
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Two-story
ch'- rer- w/4BR, 3 bath, 3,000 SF,
ce '. al A/C, privacy fenced back
yard on corner lot in Bowling
Ireesr. $158,000!
'Two adjacent residential lots in


Aton Park sleist
earh. Listed for


rates are 1.14 ac.
$55,000 each!


Secluded 5 acs of native, wooded
Fand cl! accesss to the beautiful Peace Rive:r
; 're, recreation and investment
m'opverty $'0,000iO
Two-stor'y 5 BR, 3.5 B, 2460 SF
S ,l u Iwo!
b| l' .,, .i ? i,, t ;i 4ih'O. 150/: ,,)(il!.
Ne;s valnatee County!
Ci a. C ranch includes 97 ac
Cleared pasture, 2 barns, cat-
l, *ir:., fencing and ponds.
|Jiii-,e 5 BR, 5 bath, 9,000 SF,
L' i,:Ma. marble l'oyer, stone fire-
Iplc'c, pie .';i S. beams, gar-
;d, a' Fl;, ing'1round pool.

lCI:,:,; 9. h hi i: Englewood!
I,,.. K,:;; dee wp water canal.

';9', A 'A. O1Y! This beautiful,
a .i "' "2.: ;ac trn'a in SW Hardee
Cc :! easy access with dble rd
knot, ate 80i(,0!00!,
PRICE REDUCED) HOMESITES
OR INVSE''STMENT! Four residen-
tias !ors in I(tiani Lake Estates.
Ihri.ce iots are i',0)218 ft, listed for
'$2.1000,( i ewh. (hie is 200x218 ft,
jlb.:- .>' -;4;,00IlO! Golf course,
ito--w !,ai '',ttr, and shops!


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iesite. $30,000!


Ready for your new home! Three:
5 ac tracts with paved rd frontage
in western Hardee Co. are listed
for $100,000 each! Make your offer;
today. Owners motivated!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on North Florida Ave. Zoned.
commercial. $360,000!
12.95 acs on Murphy Rd, west
Hardee Co. Beautiful, high & dry,
fenced with a 2" well. $14,500/ac!
Lovingly maintained 3 BR, 2 bath,
CB home in Bowling Green. Large
fenced back yard. Includes all new
high-end appliances. $136,000!
BRING YOUR HORSE! Two 6
ac tracts with paved county rd
freHa 0.W .
acs lor $72,U0UO with some deed
restrictions, or purchase entire 12
acs without restrictions for only
$132,000!.
65 ac grove in southwest Hardee
Co. consists of 25 acs-
Valencias/40acs-E&M. Numerous
resets, 12" well, and new barn.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
Ten 5-6 ac tracts, Friendship area
of Hardee Co. Possible owner
financing. Some deed restrictions.
$125,000 each!
3 BR, 2 bath CB home in

$159,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Attractive 4
BR, 2.5 bath home with 3,152 SF
on corner 1 ac lot in Golfview.
Gas fireplace, central vacuum,
dual A/C units, in ground pool,
utility shed. $329,000!


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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 5:3c
3 BR/2 B in new condition, $650
month, 1st and last. 781-7059.
4:26-5:3c
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
Phone (863) 781-9720
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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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-STAFFIN SEVICes. INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085


mwvw.laborsolution


159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Is.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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DEMOLITION
SFill Dirt*STree Removal* Special
Stump emov Dragline Tandam Ax\le Load
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Shell* Clay *Top Soil*
SBulldozer Dump Trucks
(863) 735-2415


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Fill-rTop Soil'Hard Pajn
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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 zdoned C- 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






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We do it for LE$$!

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S" .116 REA Rd., Wauchula ilt1
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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
FT-.MEADE 719 Wannamaker Ave,
Good neighborhood, 2 BR/1 B apart-
ment, C/HA, $650 month, security
deposit required. Contact Sheila 863-
285-7203,781-3039,375-9988. 5:3tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc


LAWN SERVICE Quality work, com-
mercial/residential, lic.. & ins., also
landscaping and yard clean-ups. 863-
873-9696. 5:3-6:7p
MARTIN CAN DO discing and mow-
ing, orange tree pruning. 781-3141.
5:3-31 p
HANDYMAN SPECIALIZING in profes-
sional carpet cleaning & pressure
cleaning. Don't waste your money on
store-rented machines. Call & have it
done right by me, BV. 863-773-6603
Hardee. 5:3-31 p
SCRAP METAL, junk car removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 5:3-31 p
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
WE BUY JUNK cars, trucks and farm
equipment. We pay $100 per car, we
haul, more for others. Carl's Re-
cycling 767-0400. 4:19tfc
PROJECT FACILITATION, engineer-
ing referrals, site plans, house plans.
Tera 863-773-4567. 4:12-5:10p
BIG DADDY TRACTOR Services -
Pasture, mowing, discing, finish level-
ing, roto-tilling, bucket work, yard
cleaning. Now accepting all major
credit cards. Contact Lupe "Big
Daddy" 863-781-0962. 4:5-6:7p
WORK FROM HOME earn big $$$ no
selling! Make money right away! Call
888-215-6244 or 1-877-289-4730.
www.wealthpools.com/wpus65164.
4:5-5:3p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk cars,
old tractors. We pick up. Crooms 773-
0637 or 1-800-773-0803. 3:8tfc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several.
weekly meetings, dh


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Fill Dirt Pebble Rock Shell Sand
Dump Truck Service Laser Leveling
I House Pads And More!

Cell: 863-781-3000
D.C. 158*31*45423
c 3.10p Fax: 863-773-0902



House For Sale
4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Large Master, Newly
Remodeled, Above Ground
-- Pool, New Deck & Patio,
Fenced in Backyard
285-6888 OR 767-8605
..613 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula
.For Sale By Owner
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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 for
full range of education and health services for infant, toddler and
preschool age children. Four year degree in early childhood or
related field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Full-time (40
hours a week) position. Able to work flexible hours, occasional
evenings and varying daytime shifts. Must be age 21 or older and
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 for
more info: (phone) 863-767-9100; (fax) 863-767-9104.
RCMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin, religion,
or disabilities. c4:26;5:3c
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119,
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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DUE TO MOVING SOON all kinds of
stuff, location: 311 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green. To be held on Fri. &
Sat., May 4th & 5th and on Fri. & Sat.,
May 11th & 12th. 5:3p
FRIDAY SATURDAY, 353 Cracker
Lane, Wauchula. 5:3p
SATURDAY 8-12, teen clothes, dish-
es, sheets, comforters, shoes & misc.
814 N. 7th. Ave. 5:3p
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, 8-3, 621 S.
9th, Wauchula. 5:3p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 311 Pennsyl-
vania Ave., Wauchula. Antiques, col-
lectibles, household items, clothing,
and much more! 5:3p
FRI. & SAT., 8-?, 5016 Willow, B.G.
Sofa 84", $50; Lazyboy rocker reclin-
er, $45; white gas range, $125. All in
good condition. 375-3559. 5:3p
'UUST STUFF" 133 E. Townsend St.,
Wauchula. Saturday, 8 a.m., big 2-
family sidewalk sale. Antique dining
set, king-size bed, dressers, treadmill,
men's clothes & much, much more.
5:3p
FRI. & SAT., 7-1, 817 E. 5th Ave., Zolfo.
5:3c


SATURDAY, 8 a.m. -?, 638 Kiella Rd.,
Wauchula, off of Louisiana. 5:3p
HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, 8-?,
1777 Cactus Avenue, off old
Bradenton. Cancel if rain. 5:3p
CLEANING OUT SALE everything
cheap! Knick-knacks, bedspreads,
dishes, furniture, you name it. 5 miles
west of 62 to Center Hill Rd., 2954
Center Hill Rd. Friday & Saturday, 8-?
5:3p
FRI. & SAT., 7-?, nice refrigerator,
baby clothes, furniture, knick-knacks,
Mason Dixon, B.G. 5:3p
CARPORT SALE 185 Myrtle Drive
next to NWE. Furniture, computer
equipment, clothing, misc. Sat. 8-1
only. 5:3c
EDNA' S PLACE Parking lot sale all
day Saturday, 5 families. Everything
from clothes, furniture, some
Christmas, lots of luggage, 12x12
screen room, stoves, refrigerators,
new twin beds, some used beds.
Double J & Edna's parking lots. 5:3c

We are closer to the ants than
to butterflies. Very few people
can endure much leisure.
-Gerald Brenan

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 c14:20tfc


HELP WANTED
Bowling Green Youth Academy is currently seeking a
Bachelor level therapist for a girls' residential program
to provide mental health and substance abuse servic-
es to female youth. MSW or MHC Registered Interns
with DJJ and adolescent experience preferred.
Excellent Benefits.
Fax Resume to (863) 375-9929
Email: pfarrar@gysinc.com
The facility is located at:
4705 US Highway 17 North
Bowling Green, Florida 33834 c05:3-24c




W.R. Smith Land Clearing, Inc.
Land clearing, including demolition.
Site prep for new construction.
Fencing.
Discing & Other Pasture & Grove work.
Mowing & Maintenance. (Commericial Mower or Bush Hog)
Landscape Design & Installation. (Residential & Commercial)
Irrigation Repair & New Installation.
Fully licensed & insured. References available.

Ca llVill Smith: 863-781-0158 Cell

or leave message at863- 773-3557.
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TREES UNLIMITED

Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured


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


Environmentally Responsible


Randy Garland


863-781-7027
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G, "U KLUBE'& AUTO REPAIR1 I~III~I


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


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


iThis business is FOR SALEm
Call 375-4440 for details.

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Age is something that doesn't -
matter, unless.you are a cheese.
-Billie Burke

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
globalyouthservicesinc.com
pfarrar@gysinc.com
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Good Shepherd Hospic
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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
EOE/DFWP cls:3c


Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Spec. Projects/Outreach Coordinator CFHC Avon Park
Minimum of Bachelor degree preferred in health education or other relat-
ed fields. Supervisory experience preferred. Experience in health edqca-
tion, public speaking and basic computer skills. Bilingual a plus.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail to
hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits package, compete. salary,
pension plan. Corp. pays for LTD & Life Ins. See our website at cjhconline.org EOE/DFW.
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SE E N SEMI- RE!D
"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"


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

COUNTY
April 29, Telesforo Baloes, 32, of 1833 U.S. 17 N., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and.charged with battery.
April 29, a theft on U.S. 17 North and criminal mischief at SR 64 East
and at Glades Street were repottd.

April 28, John William Amdi'.is, 40, bf 621 Cyress St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge ad charged with battery.
April 28, Joe Louis Brown, 9-,pf 627 Hyde Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley and charged with battery.
April 28, James Lanson Defore, 46, of 2859 George Anderson Road.
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with possession
of a weapon by a convicted felon and use of a firearm while under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.
April 28, Cassandra Faye Cook, 43, of 1530 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave.,Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther and charged with
possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts
contempt of court violation of a domestic violence injunction for pro-
tection.
April 28, a residential burglary on Peterson Street, burglary of a con-
veyance on CR 664 and criminal mischief on Ed Wells Road and on U.S.
17 and Oak Street was reported.

April 27, Tyshun Kareem Daniels, 21, of 723 Fairview Terrace Road,
Avon Park, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on two counts possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church or school and of


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violation of felony probation.
April 27, Marcos Rojas, 25, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with battery.
April 27, Mauricio Mora, 26, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with battery, trespassing and dis-
orderly intoxication.
April 27, burglary of a conveyance on CR 664, fights in three loca-
tions on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief on SR 64 East, and thefts on SR
64 and West Main Street, Dixiana Drive and East Main Street were report-
ed.

April 26, Esguardo Cruz Trinidad, 27, of 1833 U.S. 17 North, was
arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with disorderly intoxication, lar-
ceny and failure to appear in court.
April 26, Kevin Andrea Powell, 49, of 414 Magnolia Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with larceny.
S April 26, a residential burglary at Oak Hill Park, criminal mischief on
Snell Street and thefts on Erler Road and in two locations on U.S. 17 North
were reported.

April 25, Miario Alonzo Rodriguez, 28, of 4401 Beachwood Road,
Bowling Green, was. arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on two counts of
contempt of court.
April 25, Maria Antonia Serrano, 27, of 1011 Seventh St. West,
Bradenton, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on two counts of contempt
of court.
April 25, Fitzroy Ricky Richard, 37, of 4555-18th Ave. South, St.
Petersburg, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of
court.
April 25, a residential burglary on East Main Street was reported.

April 24, George Francis Gore, 65, of 2020 Sylvester Road, Lakeland,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with non-support.
April 24, Nathon Ray Deanda, 20, of 1815 Petteway Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation of felony probation.
April 24, Marco Antonio Perez, 45, of 319 Myrtle St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of failure to appear in court.
April 24, burglary of a conveyance on SR 66 East, fights on Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue and Chamberlain Boulevard, and criminal mis-
chief East Broward Street and Cross Creek Lane were reported

April 23, Barbara Ann Barkley, 35, of 3154 Split Willow Drive,
Orlando, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with
possession of cocaine and possession of drug parpahernalia.
April 23, Francisco Miguel Aguilar, 28, of 2370 U.S. 17 North, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of court.
April 23, burglary of a conveyance on Stansfield Road, a residential
burglary on Lockmiller Road and a theft on Cypress Street were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 29, Paulino Garcia DeJesus, 33, P.O. Box 447, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on a charge of driving with knowledge of
a suspended license. At the jail, Dep. Carree Williams detained him on a
charge of violation of probation.
April 29, a fight at Louisiana Street and Florida Avenue was reported.

April 28, Isaias Villa, 44, of 707 Green St., Wauchula, and Barbara Lee
Hassell, 26, of 520 W. Main St., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Chris
LeConte and each charged with disorderly intoxication.
April 28, Jeffrey Scott Stringer, 45, and Melissa Denise Darty, 35, both
of 812 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and
each charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescrip-
tion and possession of drug equipment.

April 27, Jose Roberto Medina, 47, of Will Duke Road, was arrested
by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly intoxication.
April 27, Teng Yang, 21, of 313 W. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested
by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with aggravated battery and a traffic vio-
lation. At the jail, he was detained on an out-of-county warrant.

April 26, Raymond Guerrero, 41, of 324 S. Seventh Ave.. Wauchula,


May 3, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B

was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer ilnd charged with aggravated assault
with a weapon.

April 25, Aaron Markeeia Cook, 26, of 690 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and charged with fleeing to
elude a police officer with disregard for safety and driving while license
suspended.
April 25, criminal mischief on Bell Street was reported.

April 24, a fight on Polk Road and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 1orth
were reported.

April 23, criminal mischief at Wauchula Cemetery was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 29, Alberto Lopez Mendez, 30, of 828 Third St. East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace on a charge of failure to appear
in court.- .
April 29, Poncho Ramirez, 42, General Delivery, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace on a charge of disorderly intoxication.
April 29, Martine Jumenez, 28, of 304 Georgia St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace on a charge of driving with knowledge of a
suspended license.
April 29, criminal mischief on Banana Street and thefts on Sally
Boulevard and East Coconut Street were reported.

April 28, a vehicle was reported stolen on Mason-Dixon Avenue and
a fight was reported on Pleasant Way.

April 27, Abimael Aparicio Garcia, 21, of Sandpiper St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with simple assault by
threat.
April 27, a residential burglary on Maple Avenue was reported.

April 25, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 33, and Adam Sambrano
Ornelas, 29, botbof-41117Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, were arrested by
Ofc. Daniel Arnold and each charged with burglary of an occupied build-
ing, grand theft and possession of burglary tools. Adam Ornelas was also
charged with a traffic violation.
April 25, Linda Fuches Evans, 42, of 4501 Maple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on three out-of-state fugitive
warrants.
April 25, a fight on Maple Avenue, a theft at U.S. 17 and Main Street,
and a business burglary on U.S. 17 North were reported. -

April 23, Davie Rodriguez, 22, of 1924 Kazen Road, Wauchul._was--
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with trfietamine,
possession of drug paraphernalia, resia g/ostructing an officer without
violence, aggravated fleeing to avoi a police officer and a traffic violation.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 29, Ricardo Santiago, 22, of 3015 Parkview Terrace, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with
loitering/prowling, criminal mischief-damage to property, disorderly intox-
ication and trespassing.

April 28, criminal mischief on Poplar Street and on Fifth Street East
was reported.

April 27, Christy Lucella Pace, 27, of 1559 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Chief Chris Baty and charged with battery.
April 27, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South was reported.

April 26, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

April 23, a residential burglary on Shanna Lane was reported.


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

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERTO MORALE
ADDRESS: U/K
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
MAGDALENA ROLDAN, whose ad-
dress Is RO. 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 fall to do
so, a default may be'entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
.will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
required certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
Including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated this 9 day of April, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley,
Clerk of Court
SBy 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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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 25-2006 CA000489
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
.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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Health Department 60 Years Old


Offers Many

'By JOAN SEAMAN
SOf The Herald-Advocate
Are your adult and children's
immunizations up to date?
Are you traveling overseas and
need to know what vaccinations
you should have?
Is it possible you have a sexually
transmitted disease, HIV or AIDS?
Where can you get a copy of
your birth certificate?
These and a thousand other queS-
tions are answered daily at the
Hardee County Health Department
(HD), which has grown to offer
routine care plus a lot of extra ser-
vices local residents might not
know, including dental, pediatric,
diabetes, cancer and family-based
.care.
The department, which began 60
.years ago with nurse Helene
Mancini working out of her home,
and continued through the efforts
of the late Marian Ratliff, is now
directed by longtime nurse Marsha
Rau.
Various grants and programs
.obtained through the state, county
and School Board enable the
department to stretch dollars and
offer more and more special pro-
grams. Support from the Hardee
County Commission and others is
important to their work, said Rau.
Most people can be seen on a
same-day basis in general clinic
and in most of the special pro-
grams, such as diabetes, primary
care/pharmacy, pediatric or
-Women's health.

TRAVEL SERVICES
The HD's new medical director
Dr. Stephen L. Gordon, who came
,aboard Jan. 12, is certified to pre-
scribe and administer medications,
'such as those for malaria, yellow
fever, oriental encephalitis, and
'other illnesses due to the change in
water, plants and animals.
Gordon is a board-certified
internist with a subspecialty in
'infectious diseases and a special
'interest in tropical diseases. People
who used to go to Tampa or
Sarasota for advice, can contact
-him about travel outside the U.S.
and get individualized information.
He recommends people' come in
four to six weeks before their trav-
el plans to allow time to research
information and obtain the needed
.medications. People can contact
him after they return home if they
feel ill.;
He said he hopes to start a
monthly series of health lectures to
educate the community on various
illnesses they need to know about.
He will coordinate them with time-
ly topics, such as the cancer Relay
for' Life, Heart Association and
other events.


New Programs
The HD will also participate in
the June 8 preparedness exercise
joining with Emergency Manage-
ment and other health/social ser-
vice organizations in being ready
for a flu epidemic or other crisis.

BIRTH AND DEATH
Birth certificates for anywhere in
the state and death certificates for
deaths in Hardee County are avail-
able at the HD, which also hopes to
have statewide death certificates
available by the end of the year.

IMMUNIZATIONS
Probably everyone knows that
children need their "baby shots" at
certain stages from birth to kinder-
garten, the DPT (diptheria, tetanus,
pertussis), measles, mumps and
chicken pox, flu or pneumonia, and
others.
Booster shots are also needed
again at age 11-12 and again in the
teen years.
More recently available is the
human papillomavirus (HPV) vac-'
cine available to girls and young
women as a preventative to cervical
cancer.
Adults need immunizations too:
.the DPT booster every 10 years;
measles, mumps or chicken pox,
especially for those with chronic
health problems; influenza, menin-
gitis and pneumonia; and perhaps
hepatitis.

SEXUAL DISEASES/HIV/AIDS
Anyone, male or female, can
come in for a confidential test to
see if they may have a sexually
transmitted disease (STD) or HIV.
If a person has a confirmed diagno-
sis of HIV/AIDS, there are a com-
plete range of eye and dental care,
medical, psychiatric, nutritional
and social services to coordinate all
the care he/she needs. Confiden-
tiality continues throughout the ser-
vice spectrum.
STD testing is available to
minors without parental consent,
although we encourage parental
involvement whenever possible,
said Rau. Many people having
unprotected sex face untold risks of
diseases that can cause infertility in
men or women, recurrent genital
infections, genital warts and other
hazards.
Some have no symptoms and some
do. Most sexual diseases are cur-
able although treatment may-be
prolonged. Some kinds "of gonor-
rhea are becoming antibiotic-resis-
tant and put people at a higher risk
of getting AIDS. HIV is not cur-
able but is manageable with inten-
sive care.
Some STDs can cause cervical
cancer. Once a person is sexually
active the chances are high for
exposure to them. A Pap Smear or


SLight One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE
Not long ago I saw a full-page newspaper ad for a credit card compa-
ny. Its point was that a reader could use this credit card to fulfill his fond-
est desires. The ad was headed, "Things To Do While You're Alive."
As you might imagine, the list of those things varied widely in scope.
A couple of them made eminently good sense: "give up smoking," for
example. Some were value-neutral, depending on the reader's interests:
shoot a hole-in-one, go whale-watching, visit all 50 states, renovate your
kitchen, stand on the Great Wall, get a Ph.D.
And a few struck me as downright silly: own a set of (very fancy)
linens, swim with sharks, and the ultimate, "visit a nude beach."
I'll admit, though, that the ad got me thinking.
Suppose the copy for this ad were mine to write? What are some of the
things I'd wish for my friends, especially my Christopher friends? What
would my own "Things To Do While You're Alive" list look like?
Well, for openers, I'd suggest getting to know the Bible. Get into the
way it's put together, something beyond knowing there's an Old Testament
and a New. Take classes, join a discussion group, read about the Bible and
read the Bible itself. It didn't become the world's best-selling book by acci-
dent.
For all of you grandmas and grandpas out there, take a trip with a
grandchild. Just the two of you, child and grandparent. Make it at least an
overnighter, and longer if possible. You'll learn that there's a real person in
that youngster. And the grandchild will never forget it. Never.
Volunteer. The possibilities are endless, but let me suggest a food
pantry, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, a residence for the elderly. Each
one and heaven knows there are many more reminds us that people
are hurting, in need, lonely, desolate, crippled. The good Lord surely didn't
put us on earth just to travel, as that original ad suggested, to the ends of it.
But if travel is in your plans, visit the missions. It's not as involved as
you might think. Volunteers go all the time, working through parishes,
diocesan organizations or mission-sending societies. They don't have to be
specialists, although that helps. See how the poor in "vacation lands" real-
ly live; make it more than the limo trip between the airport and the ocean-
front resort. Your trip doesn't even have to be overseas. Home missions
need assistance, too; so do weather victims such as those still affected by
Hurricane Katrina. You'd be surprised how much your mere presence will
mean.
Finally, make a retreat. Take stock of where you've been and where
you're going,: A good retreat will accomplish the same things that Pope
Benedict XVI said Lent'should do: it "stimulates us to let the Word of God
penetrate our life, and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we
are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in
life." That might be a tall order, but doesn't it strike you as just a little more
worthwhile than, say, running with the bulls in Pamplona?
There they are; just five items. But the list could go on.
Maybe, just like that original ad did for me, they'll start you thinking.
For a free copy of "Take Care of Yourself: Body, Mind and Soul," write to:
The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017; or e-mail:'
mail@christophers.org.


and Services
cervical biopsy can show up the
diseases. A recently developed vac-
cination can protect girls and
women from HPV and it is espe-
cially important to have it before a
person begins sexual activity.

BONE DENSITY
Many adults, perhaps elderly
men and women, are aware of the
possibility of bone fractures from
osteoporosis or thinning of the
bones. Many do not know, howev-
er, that risks begin earlier than age
65.
Risk factors include any fracture
after age 50, or history of fracture
in a close relative. People can be
tested for bone density and a pro-
gram of preventive care undertak-
en. Being female, of a small or thin
frame, estrogen deficiency ,
anorexia, low calcium intake and
Vitamin D deficiency, use of corti-
costeroids, chemotherapy and other
medications, low testosterone lev-
els in men, cigarette smoking,
'excessive alcohol use, an inactive
lifestyle and being Caucasian or
Asian or main risk factors. Blacks
and Hispanics generally have a
higher bone density but can also be
at risk if they have other risks fac-
tors.
Anyone with these risk factors
should be checked at the HD or by
their physician, said Rau. If they
are tested at the HD and prefer
referral to their own doctor, this
will be done, she said.

TB, EPILEPSY, CANCER
Early discovery of tuberculosis is
a key to DOT (direct observed ther-
apy) available for patients,
explained Rau. TB is transmitted


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through the air, meaning if one per-
son has it, other people in the'
household are at risk. Once therapy
is started, the person is not conta-
gious after two weeks. Nurses visit
patients at their homes to insure
controlled setting treatment.
For epilepsy, there is more fund-
ing available on a regionalized
basis through the Epilepsy Council,
said Rau. The HD can provide
information and referral services to
anyone needing it.
There are reduced cost or free
mammograms, clinical breast
exams and Pap smears available to
low income, uninsured women
between 50 and 64 years old. The
HD is applying for an additional
grant to provide those services for
women ages 40 to 49. Services
include physical screening, testing,
referral for a biopsy if needed and
ongoing treatment through a net-
work of providers, said Rau.

PEDIATRIC
A special grant helps with pro-
viding child car seats and instruc-
tion for proper installation. People
pay only $20. Children under one
year or 20 pounds should be in a
rear-facing seat in the back. The
351 seats available through the HD
are convertible, meaning they can
be turned around to hold children
up to three or four years old, up to
40 pounds.
Booster seats are high-backed
and gives more structure and pro-
tection to the child. Children should
never be placed in the front seat
because of the possibility of stran-
gulation from an air bag deploy-
ment. The center back seat is the
best place for a child seat. Side air
bags can be turned off.
Rau warned against getting car
seats at a yard sale. "You just never
know if they have been in an acci-
dent and may not be structurally
sound," she cautioned.


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Another grant request could pur-
chase bike helmets for children,
especially heeded with the summer !
coming up, said Rau, whose staff
participates in bike rodeos and
other activities which teach bike
safety.

PRE-NATAL AND
INFANT CARE
Healthy Start is a program for:
pre- and postpartum care for the
mother and child up to three years
old. Risk factors affecting a new-
born and infant's health include
smoking, drinking, use of drugs,
past medical problems and others
which can cause low birth weight
and failure to thrive problems. A
fetal infant mortality board meets:
quarterly to review the causes of
any infant death,
The WIC (Women, Infants and
Children) program for pregnant
women and up to five years of age
provides food to supplement the
diet of mothers, infants and chil-
dren, especially those underweight.
Parents received education on
healthy diets and are advised to
provide breastfeeding if possible.

FAMILY
PLANNING/WOMEN'S
HEALTH CARE
A program of interconceptual
care can help women, before, dur-
ing and after pregnancy. A new
Centering Pregnancy Unit provides
a group setting where women in
similar stages of pregnancy can
share their problems and encourage
one another to carry their babies
longer.
Women are taught to self-check
themselves for blood pressure,
weight gain, and pregnancy crises.
Ten sessions during the pregnancy
cover topics such as child birth,
post-partum care, parenting,
Family Planning. It has been shown
that women in this program carry


their babies an average 2.6.weeks
longer.
An interconceptual grant pro-]
vides information on folic acid lev-
els, early prenatal care, baby spac-.
ing and post-partum issues. A new
March of Dimes education grant
will provide child birth information
in Spanish. Several staff are being
trained in this now, said Rau.
As part of the jnterconceptual
care program, women with gesta-'
tnnal diabetes can. receive up to
i00 test strips pbr month as long as.
the supply lasts. These are available
to both Type I and Type II diabet-
ics. Patients are taught how to do
the blood pressure, cholesterol and
sugar checks.
Cyesis is a high school program
for those students who already have
a child. It is aimed at preventing a'
second pregnancy by teaching:
women's health, access to care and:
goal orientation.

OTHER CARE
Since May, 2006, the HD has had
a dental clinic. There is a full-time
and a part-time dentist, and the..
emphasis is on pediatric dentistry
(ages 3 to 21). The4oal is to pre-.
vent carries (rotten teeth) and the
associated poor health associated
with poor dental care.
Adults with chronic illnesses can
receive treatment for heart, lung
and other long-term illnesses. The
Primary Care program and Closing
The Gap diabetes program as well
as pharmacy assistance helps many
adults who have no insurance and,
are not old enough for Medicare.
Finally, environmental health
tracks air, water and other commu-
nity quality of life health issues. A
fitness trail, including a half-mild
loop with 10 fitness stations along.
the way offers people a way to.
increase muscle tone, stamina, flex-
ibility and balance to keep as-
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Men's League At Midway Point


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Men's Church Softball
League season is half over.
The men have played nine games
and had one rainout evening to be
added to the end of the season on
June 1 before the single elimination
tournament is played.
At the end of last week, First
Baptist Wauchula had picked up a
pair of wins to add to an almost
insurmountable 8-0 lead. St.
Alfonso's Chapel moved up to 6-2
and First Christian is at 5-3 and
Bowling Green Baptist at 4-3.
Behind them are St. Michael's
Catholic, Northside Baptist and
New Vision Worship Center, Holy
Child Catholic and Hardee Cele-
bration Church.
Games on Field 4 were varied,
starting with the Tuesday 6:45
game in which First Baptist
bypassed Holy Child 28-12.
Daniel Barnett hit for the cycle
with a homer, triple, double and
single, four runs scored and a half
dozen RBIs for First Baptist. Jay
Belflower added a homer and triple
and Todd Rogers also homered.
Leadoff batter Gerry Lindsey had
six hits, including a pair of triples
and a double, and scored five runs.
Isauro Figueroa and Sam Rivera
III each homered and doubled for


Holy Child. Jose Gomez, Rigo
Briones and Ernie Briseno both
doubled. Manuel Rivera. Figueroa
and Rivera each circled the bases
twice.
In the Tuesday late game on
Field 4, Celebration hammered its
way to a 30-20 win over Northside.
Clint Hendry homered three
times and tripled twice to collect 11
RBIs and score five runs for
Celebration. Lee Valadez tripled
and doubled and Yogi Lozano also
tripled. Rodney Johnson doubled
three times. Leadoff batter James
Cleto and Johnson added four
scores apiece.
Leadoff batter Michael Carte hit
for the cycle for Northside. scoring
all four times he got on base. Rob
Davis and pickup player Daniel
Barnett each also homered. Ches
Graham doubled three times. Reid
Benton and Davis joined Graham
in circling the bases three times
apiece.
The Field 4 Thursday games
were much closer, with St.
Alfonso's winning the opener at
16-12.
Both Dale Roberts and Junior
Bass homered and doubled for St.
Alfonso's. Bass picked up five
RBIs and scored three times.
Roberts, Jake Ehling, Eddie


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Strange and Marty Gainous each
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Leadoff batter Jose Carrillo put
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Celebration and Juan Camarillo
and Willie Gilliard chipped in with
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In the Field 4 nightcap, First
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Child.
Keith Nadaskay and Randy
Benton each homered for First
Christian. Nadaskay was the only
triple-tally batter. Chris Knight,
Alan Tubbs, Joseph Johnston and
Benton added twin scores.
For Holy Child, Isauro Figueroa
homered and tripled and Francisco
Figueroa doubled for the only other
extra-base hit. Isauro scored twice
and Manuel Rivera, Sergio
Zamora, Jose Salvador and Rigo
Briones each crossed home plate
once.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, the
Tuesday early game was a 22-2 win
for Bowling Green Baptist over
New Vision.
Austin Helms homered twice and
doubled twice and Hank Butler, J.
J. and Mike each also homered,
some of them racing home on in-
the-park homers. Paul Roberts and
Caleb came home three times each,
while Helms came around to score
all four times he got on base. A half
dozen batters came around to score
twice.
Kyle Parrish doubled and Steve
Brantley tripled for New Vision.
each coming home on a Bill
McKinney sacrifice. Four other
batters were stranded before reach-
ing home.
In the Field 3 late game on
Tuesday night, First Christian won
31-19 over St. Michael's in a
marathon game.
Dusty Massey had four hits.
including a triple and double.. and
four RBIs for First Christian.
Nadaskay, Knight. Eddie Hernan-
dez, Johnny Obersky and Massey
came around to put three runs on
the board while Justin Battles had
four and Johnston five.
For St. Michael's. Roy
Rodriguez homered and doubled
and circled, the bases four times.
Rodger B'rutus doubled twice
among his- four hits and David
Narviirro doubled twice in his three
hits: Robert Navarro, Brutus, Mario
Tamayo and David Navarro each
came home twice.
Last Thursday's 6:15 Field 3
game had St. Michael's edging past
26-22 in another marathon
encounter.
Matt Bell homered twice and
tripled for St. Michael's. Tamayo.
Roberto Navarro and Rodriguez
each tripled twice. Those four bat-
ters each scored four times and Jose
Olivia added a trio of tallies.
Graham had the heavy hand for
Northside with a triple and pair of
doubles. Greg Moye added five hits
and four scores. Leadoff batter
Mike Carte also had four h its and
four scores. John Roberson and
Graham were three-score batters.
In the week's finale on Field 3,
First Baptist survived a scare in a
16-12 win over New Vision.
Palmer homered and Mark
McGee, Barnett, Rogers and Dale
Carlton. each tripled for First
Baptist. Lindsey had five hits. He
and Barnett came around to put
three runs apiece on the board.
Eric Russell homered and tripled,
picking up four RBIs for New
Vision. Junior Gutierrez and
Parrish each doubled. Gutierrez
and Russell crossed home plate
three times each while seven other
batters came home once each.


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


GUM WAS JUST A PENNY


By ASHLEY SMITH
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I'm interviewing my grandma, Andrea
Cherrel Hobson. Andrea was born June 2,
1943, in Muskegon, Mich. Andrea is the
daughter of Robert and Dolly Marsh with
Richard Marsh and Georgia Brown as her
siblings.
She has four children Teresa Morgan,
Tommy, Kenny and Marc Smith that
mean the world to her. She has gotten a
total of eight grandchildren from them.
Like everybody else, she had the chores
of doing dishes; when winter came, she
shoveled snow; and when summer came
around, she had to weed the garden.
School was different for Andrea up until
she was in fifth grade; she was taught in a
two-room schoolhouse. When Andrea and
her friends went to the candy store, she
would pay one cent for a piece of gum.
How she paid for everything she bought,
she had jobs like babysitting and picking
cherries and apples.

Looking' Back

Andrea every day would entertain her-
self the same way every teen does today,
"hang with friends." She would hate to
always fall down and hurt herself when
playing with friends.
When TV finally came out, Andrea
would watch "Howdy Doody." Some major
celebrities that were always on TV were
Jimmy Dean and Elvis Presley. Whenever
Andrea got bored, she would play cards and
games like Fish, Hearts and Canasta, which
these games are still played today.
Andrea's childhood ambition was to be a
nurse. She was in Nurse and Aide for a long


COURTESY PHOTO
Ashley Smith with her grandmother, Andrea
Hobson.
time.
To make life today more like her child-
hood, she would make more peace in the
world. Back then people were friendlier.
The only thing that made people uneasy
was racial riots. Andrea's most special
memory was spending the Sundays at
grandma's house.
If Andrea were to give advice to some-
one, it would be to "tell someone you love
them no matter what." The most important
things in life are all her kids and her family.
There are some things Andrea would like to
change, and the one thing is to bring her
son, Kenny, back; he died around 10 years
ago.
Now you have an insight of Andrea
Cherrel Hobson's life. Does anything
sound familiar to you?
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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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

.BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 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 Predicacionll: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.
Cpmmunion-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 .................... 1:00 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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with new solutions.
--Anonymous


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School. .9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZiON BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ................... :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 Worsbip ................. 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 .....................:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ......10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
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..... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night .6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.


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ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
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 CIIURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................ 0:00 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.
FATII 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 CHURCII
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .........................:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuella l)ominical .................... 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............ 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion............................... 11:30 a.m .
Studio 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 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ......................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinier ..5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................1:00 a.nm.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Praye ....................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.
FIRSTUNrI'ED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 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 CHURCII
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
M artes........................ 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes.........................7:30 9:00 p.m .
Domingo...............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA I)EL
SEPTIMO D)IA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISII
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 SPANISHI
Sunday Evening .....................4:00 p.m
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...... ...........7:30 p.m.


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

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCHII
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. I1:00 a.mn.
Evening W orship ......................6:00.p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CIIURCII
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... I :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 CIIURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service:.................. ... 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............:......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5,00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Span-ish)...................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 1:00 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 ................... 11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00'p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................)j: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 Worshi . . . . 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ........ 7:00 p.m.

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


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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service............ I1:00 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.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66 (across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .................. 10:00 a.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
SCorner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study. .............. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

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


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............. 1 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. 735-1260
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union..... ........ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.


SEEDS
FROM
THE I
SOWERS

Michael A. Guido
Metter, Georgia


There was a young lady who was
always able to cope with every-
thing problems, pain and the
performance of her duties.
One day, while helping others,
she tackled a new assignment
with calmness and courage. It
amazed the one in charge.
"What's the secret?" he asked.
"I don't get scared," she
answered. "When I was eleven, my
mother died. That night she told
us, 'I'm going to die, but I'm nol
afraid. The Lord promised tc
prepare a place for me. And I
believe Him. If you'll remember
this, you won't be afraid to die. And
if you're not afraid to die, you don't
need to be afraid of anything."'


It was Sharon's birthday, but no one had said a word all day.
She thought her co-workers remembered and she was expecting a
cake, but it was almost time to go home. .What a disappointment.
She was absorbed in her.work when suddenly she sensed a
movement beside her and there it was, a beautiful birthday cake
ablaze with candles! They remembered her birthday!
What a pleasant surprise when the unexpected happens! We
might feel disappointed and sad when things don't seem to be
working out the way we expect them to. One thing we can count
on is God. He never forgets us. The Lord says, "You are'precious
and honored in my sight.... Do not be afraid for I am with you."
(Isaiah 43:4-5)
Visit your house of worship each week and celebrate every
year of your life with God who created you and loves you. Have
faith in God's gifts.

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Fish Busters Bulletin
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
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GREAT OFFER ON 5-YEAR FISHING LICENSES!
Other states charge $20 for a fishing license; Florida gets only $12. It's
reached the point where some anglers are calling on legislators to raise the
tees.
Although a few anglers view fishing licenses as a necessary evil that is
as inevitable as taxes, most understand what the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission uses the money for, and put the value they
receive in return into perspective. Those anglers realize their fishing licens-
es are a great recreational bargain that helps ensure safe and sustainable
recreation fishing for themselves, their families, friends and future genera-
tions.
Read on for a great offer on five-year freshwater fishing licenses.
Fishing as recreation goes back at least 3.000 years. Thaddeus Norris,
in his 1864 publication "The American Angler's Book." specifically
referred to the need for conservation. In Florida. the then-state Department
of Game & Fresh Water Fish sold the first state fishing licenses in 1925 to
support conservation. Costs were $2 for out-of-county residents, free for
county residents and $5 for out-of-state. Back then, $2 would buy what $23
buys today.
Since 1989, resident anglers have paid $12 for a freshwater or saltwa-
ter fishing license (saltwater fees have not increased since the Legislature
established them in 1989). Those fees in 2006 dollars equate to $20 and are
the 13th least expensive among state freshwater fishing license fees and
fifth lowest of the 11 states that sell saltwater licenses. The average resident
fishing license for fresh or saltwater in other states is also about $20.
State law guarantees Florida anglers that all money from the sale of
fishing licenses goes to the FWC to help fulfill the mission of "managing
fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of
people."
Activities such as habitat restoration. fish stocking, conservation la\\
enforcement, artificial reefs, youth fishing clinics and boating access all
depend on fishing license fees and matching federal Sport Fish Restoration
funds. Consequently. the FWC encourages all anglers to buy a license,
Even a legally exempt angler can contribute to the future of *'Mr filicrlc.'
resources and the health of our habitat in this way. Moreover, the federal
Sport Fish Restoration program contributes about $7 for each nc\\ license'
holder.
If you want an even more painless way to contribute. b-u\ a fi\c-\car
freshwater fishing license right now. and you will automatically\ receive a
free bonus package from the FWC via mail with fishing-related products,
donated by the industry, worth more than the cost of the liseiese (S6() plu.
issuance fees).
This offer applies only to the first 3.000 licenses sold after March I.
and will probably last until the end of May. The FWC will get thie 7 SlFR
match each of the five years your license is valid, and you can fish for
today's prices even if the Legislature decides to increase fees.



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Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate



PUBLIC NOTICE
The Public Hearing Scheduled for Thursday, May
03, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. for Ordinance 2007-10 has
been changed to:

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
Thursday, May 17, 2007- 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter, in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida for the review
and adoption of
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-10
An Ordinance amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
adopted 06/20/02 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 ordinance; and for an
effective date.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building and 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 of 8:30 A.M
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 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 which 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.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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

JUNIOR HIGH I
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunclh: Chicken Nuggets or Taco
Hot Pocket (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Biscuits, Applesauce,
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun or Mozzarella
Stick (Lettuce & Tomato, Baked
Beans, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
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Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Peaches, Juice,
Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Potato Triangles,
Jell-O, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Han & Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun or
Fish Sandwich or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Broccoli, Whole
Kernel Corn, Applesauce, Juice,
Salad Bar) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed Vege-
tables, Squash, Fruit Snack, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoes,
Broccoli, Macaroni Salad, Bithday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Pineapple Chunks, Biscuit,
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni (Toss-
ed Salad, Green Beans, Cucumber
& Tomato Salad, Roll, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Juice, Peaches) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket (Tossed
Salad, Cheese Grits, Baked Beans,
Applesauce) and Milk.
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit, Scram-
bled Eggs, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Fish Sandwich (Tossed
Salad, Cheese Grits, Baked Beans,
Applesauce) and Milk

Unquestionably, there is
progress. The average American
now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in
wages.
-H. L. Mencken


MOONSHINE
Moonshine. White lightning. Portuguese grape juice. Rotgut. Creek
water. Hooch.
Do these terms sound familiar to you?
Moonshine is an old English term for smuggled liquor, indicating its
customary transportation by night. It
evolved into moonshinerss" in the -
19th century.
Moonshine is often portrayed in t
the media in a clay jug marked only
with XXX. .
Granny from the 1960s television .AI
series "The Beverly Hillbillies" ran a
moonshine still by the Clampett fami-
ly swimming pool and referred to the .
product as rheumatism medicine.
In the television series
M*A*S* H, characters Hawkeye
Pierce and Trapper John made moon-
shine in a makeshift distillery in theii
Army tent.
The Dukes of Hazzard ran moon- .
shine until Uncle Jesse made a deal
with the government to shut down the
moonshining operation so his
nephews could go free. And in a i
famous cartoon strip, Snuffy Smith '
had a little copper kettle behind his
house and made moonshine for him-
self and his neighbors to drink. '.
One of the official state songs ot '.AL
Tennessee, "Rocky Top," was written .. ,,E, ,
in the 1960s and makes several refer-
ences to moonshine.
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office donated a moonshine still to
the Cracker Trail Museum recently, COURTESY PHOTOS
and it receives quite a bit of attention. A recent, and very complete,
The still was confiscated in 1996 in donation to the museum
Highlands County and was later shows the tools of the moon-
donated to Hardee County for display shining "trade."
purposes. Not only was the still and
all its copper tubing confiscated, but also associated items including three
empty bags of corn feed, a tall glass jug, a container of sugar and a garden
hose.
The Cracker Trail Museum also has a picture that takes our memories
a little closer to home. On display is a photograph dated 1921 showing a
line of confiscated moonshine stills from Hardee County, with then-sheriff
Chester Dishong proudly standing in front of them.
Won't you come by and look at these interesting items and see what
other treasures you can find?
Cracker Trail Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
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COURTESY PHOTOS
This 1921 photo shows a large line of illegal stills disassembled
here by the long arm of the law.



2007
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF May 03rd & 17th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting May 17th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session May 11th at 8:30 a.m.
County Offices Closed May 28th Memorial Day
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month
at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Conference
Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF May 07th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled.


HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Wauchula
MONTH OF May 08th


at 701 LaPlaya Drive,


HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF May 22nd at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF May 22nd
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF May No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF May 23rd
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make spe-
cial arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman 5:3nc
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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.
I 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.

The draft Land Development Code is
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, Planning/Zoning Board
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the Public 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 Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9"h 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


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Courthouse Report-


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licenses
were issued recently in the office
of the county court:
James Herman Adler, 29, Bowl-
ing Green, and Gregoria Calderon,
27, Bowling Green.
Christopher Allen Napier, 17,
Wauchula, and Britney Jenene
Baker, 18, Wauchula.
J. Jesus Valerio-Acosta, 24,
Bowling Green, and Brenda Lee
Trevino, 30, Bowling Green.
Ramiro Zamora Jr., 23, Ona, and
Alyssa Karina Torres, 19, Ona.
Ismael Diaz Longoria, 23, Fort
Meade, and Alexandra Medina, 19,
Fort Meade.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Russell D. Swailes, dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Deloris Carpenter, judgment.
Lem J. Brown Jr., vs. Lamont Lee
and Jennie Lee, judgment of evic-
tion.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Shaun
Blayer, voluntary dismissal.
Bank of America vs. Joshua D.
Sanchez, voluntary dismissal.
Harvest Credit Management VI
vs. Lisa H. Creasey, default judg-
ment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Michael Leen Allen, possession
of gun while using light, adjudica-
tion withheld, $315 fine and court
costs.
Lashonda Barbitt Baker, resisting
arrest without violence, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee.
Servellio Rodriguez Duarte, petit
theft and trespassing on property, 20
days with credit for time served
(CTS). $315 fine and court costs.
Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, petit
theft, 20 days CTS, stay out of
store, $315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Chad Daniel Hays, battery, $552
fine and court costs.
Jimmy Jones, possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug para-
phernalia, time served, $315 fine
and court costs.
Rashay Renard Melton, disorder-
ly intoxication and resisting an offi-
cer without violence, adjudication
withheld, 18 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public defend-
er fee.
Benjamin Method, petit theft, 30
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Mauricio- Mora, battery and two
Counts disorderly intoxication, 20
days CTS.
Rico Rios, affray and disrupting
an educational institution, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation nine
months, stay in school and submit
progress reports, $315 fine and
court costs.
Rebecca Rodriguez, petit theft,
20 days CTS, $400 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Marco Rojas, trespassing, resist-
ing an officer without violence and
disorderly intoxication, 12 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.
Charlie Daniel Tootle, domestic
battery and resisting an officer with-
out violence, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees; assault, not
proseucted.
Esgurado Cruz Trinidad, petit
theft, 14 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender fee.
Guadalupe Munge, domestic bat-
tery, 12-week batters intervention
class, $542 fine and court costs.
Juan Velasco, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Gabriel Gutierrez, violation of a


domestic violence injunction for
protection and violation of proba-
tion (original charge violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, stalking and resisting
arrest without force), probation
revoked, five months CTS, $315
fine and court costs and outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
Bruce Alan Hubbell, criminal
mischief, time served, $420 fine
and court costs.
Easter Johnson, petit theft, adju-
dication withheld, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, restitution already paid.
Zolly Allen Ziglar, stalking, tres-
pass after warning and harassing
phone calls, time served, 12 months
probation, stay away from office
and victims, $500 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$50 investigative costs.
Clyde Edwin Hall Jr., contempt
of court, not prosecuted.
Willie Lee Grey, violation of pro-
bation (original charge exposing
sexual organs), probation revoked,
nine months in jail CTS and con-
current with traffic sentence,. out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Domingo Bruno Jr., driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
$330 fine and court costs.
Willie Lee Grey, violation of pro-
bation (original charges DWLS and
two counts no valid license), proba-
tion revoked, seven months CTS
and concurrent with misdemeanor
sentence, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Kelly Jo Clapper, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, produced valid
license, $205 court costs.
Artemio Hernandez Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Travis Maldonado, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Eidolina Olvera Perada, allowing
an unauthorized person to drive,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Danielle Marie Thomas, DUI,
probation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, no alcohol or
bars, DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, $637.50 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee, 50
hours community service.
Noe Castellanos, DUI, probation
12 months, license suspended six
months, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or bars,
warrantless search and seizure,
$637.50 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Federico Lozano, DWLS, viola-
tion of license restrictions and vio-
lation of probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 30 days
CTS, $330 fine and court costs and
$100 public defender fees added to
outstanding fines and fees.
Eldon Earl Hatfield, DWLS, not
prosecuted,
Florentino Leon Betancourt, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges DUI and no valid license),
probation revoked, 30 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien.
Robert Lee Mendoza, violation
of probation (original charge
DWLS), probation revoked, 60
days CTS and concurrent with
felony sentence, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Tommy Mitchell, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $525 fine and
court costs.


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


CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Bobbie Cara Thornton (Wil-
liams) and Adam Conrad Williams,
divorce.
Lesa Grimsley o/b/o minor child
vs. Lisa Douglas o/b/o minor child.
Heartland National Bank NA vs.
Cynthia Cord et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Karen Farwell and Virgil P. Weed
's. Grady Johnson and Patricia M.
Johnson, damages and petition to
clarify property title.
Budget Rent-A-Car Systems Inc.
vs. Roberta Jackson Pace and
Alexander Jackson, damages.
Alberta J. Wilson vs. Betty Jo
Wilson, petition for injunction for
protection.
Bowling Green Police Depart-
ment vs. Marco Huerta-Casillas,
petition for forfeiture.
Jillian Frost vs. Jonathon
Mariner, petition for injunction for
protection.
Countryside Homes Loans Inc.
vs. Randall W. Harrell et al, petition
to foreclose mortgage.
Lillie King and the state,
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Kelly Moore, interstate petition to
enforce child support order.
Mervin Leroy Morse and
Carmen Hall Morse, divorce.
Memoriee A. Pritchard and DOR
vs. Patricia L. Pritchard, petition
for child support.
Sherry Smith and DOR vs.
Jimmy Dale Purser, petition for
child support.
Judy A. Merchant and DOR vs.
Cynthia Sue Short, petition for
child support.
Susan Annette Hulsey and DOR
vs. Terry Wayne Harrison, petition
for child support.
Bonnie F. Thompson and DOR
vs. Larry C. Williams, petition for
child support.
Aurora Espinoza and DOR vs.
Jose Jesus Espinoza, petition for
child support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Jerry Dale Litton and DOR vs.
Jacqueline Diane l.itton. amended
child support order.
Elsa Sue Mendoza and DOR vs.
Manuel Acosta McCumber, child
support suspended, arrearages
established.
Noami Lopez Torres and DOR
vs. Jose Alejandro Lazo Sr., amend-
ed child support order.
James Everett Lovett and Debbie
Lee Lovett, divorce.
Crystal Ramirez vs. Richard
McCumber, injunction for protec-
tion.
Portfolio Recovery Associates
LLC vs. Andrea R. Roberts, judg-
ment
Elizabeth Purser vs. Jimmy Dale
Purser Jr., dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Chase Bank USA vs: Donnie R.
Sclplh, Judith L. Selph et al, judg-
ment set aside, foreclosure sale
cancelled, case dismissed.
Patricia M. Albritton and DOR
vs. Manuel Acosta McCumber,
child support order.
Cassandra Ivery Coney and DOR
vs. Karim J. Almatin, child support
order.
Carolina Lina and DOR vs.
Santos Luna, child support order.
Charity Faulk o/b/o minor child
vs. St. Fort Mackinson, injunction
for protection.
Susan Lopez and DOR vs.
Luciano Lara, child support order.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Janice
D. Jones and Robert Alan Doyle,
voluntary dismissal.
Thomas Souther and Tina
Souther vs. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.,
voluntary dismissal.
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Samuel Amador Jiminez, default


order of forfeiture.
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Lawrence Edward Larrimore,
default judgment of forfeiture.
Crystal Baker (Salmon) vs.
William Salmon, divorce.
Household Finance Corp. III vs.
Karen D. Timmons and Maggie
Timmons, judgment against Karen
D. Timmons.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Kathy J. Lee and DOR vs. Willie
J. Lee.
Aurelia M. Torres and DOR vs.
Aurelia Torres.

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.
Sharon Allgood, violation of
community control house arrest
(original charges possession of
methamphetamine, fleeing to elude
a police officer and DWLS), com-
munity control revoked, seven
months in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Efrain Reyes Berrera, purchase
of cocaine, adjudication withheld,
30 days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien,
Candelario Jesus Carrera, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
two counts grand theft, two counts
of burglary of a structure and deal-
ing in stolen property), probation
revoked, four months in jail CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien
Kevin Leonard Collazo, two
counts tampering/harassing a vic-
tim, two counts retail theft, and bat-
tery, two years probation, NCTI
theft school, no contact with vic-
tims, $495 fine and court costs,
$190 public defender fees, $302
restitution, 50 hours community
service; possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
Christopher Lee Delatorre, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
possession of a prescription drug
without a prescription), probation
revoked, time served, pay outstand-
ing fines and fees.
Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, vio-
lation of probation (original charge
grand theft auto), probation
revoked', three months in jail CTS,
outstanding fines arid fees placed
on lien.
Thomas Michael Fussell, grand
theft auto, possession of metham-
phetamine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication with-
held, two years drug offender pro-
bation, curfew, warrantless search
and seizure, no alcohol or drugs,
evaluation and treatment, $990
fines and court costs, $340 public
defender fees, 75 hours community
service.
Jose Angel Garza, violation of
probation (original charge felony
DWLS), probation reinstated with
additional condition of updated
alcohol abuse evaluation and treat-
ment.
Bartolomeo Ramirez Lopez, pur-
chase of cocaine, adjudication
withheld, 30 days CTS, $495 fine
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Christian Lopez, violation of


community control (original charge
felony fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer using lights
and sirens), community control
revoked, four months in jail CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien.
Millissa Lee Lowery, violation of
probation (original charge battery),
probation revoked, eight months in
jail, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien; battery on detention
or community facility staff, not
prosecuted.
Jose Ramirez Mendez, purchase
of cocaine, adjudication withheld,
30 days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs placed on lien.
Minerva Mendez, violation of
probation (original charge aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon), violation affidavit with-
drawn, probation terminated, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Robert Lee Mendoza, violation
of probation (original charge felony
DWLS), probation revoked, 45
days CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Jose Luis Montoya, purchase of
cocaine, transferred to Drug
Pretrial Intervention program.
Maria Anna Montoya, felony
DWLS, six months in jail CTS,
$495 fine and court costs and $190
public defender fees placed on lien.
Rolando Gomez Perez, purchase
of cocaine, adjudication withheld,
30 days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $190 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Joseph Miles Platt, burglary of a
structure and grand theft, adjudica-
tion withheld, 18 months probation,
no contact with victim, warrantless
search and seizure, NCTI theft
school, $495 fine and court costs,
$190 public defender fees, restitu-
tion to be set, 50 hours community
service.
Heather Darlene Rimes, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
uttering 'a forged instrument and
grand theft), probation revoked,
one year community control with
four-hour NCTI class and same
other conditions, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Joseph Harland Rimes, violation
of probation (original charges
grand theft and uttering a forged
instrument), reinstate probation
with same conditions.
Dania Michelle Smith, violation
of community control (original
charges felony DWLS, possession
of marijuana, introduction of con-
traband into jail and tampering with
physical evidence), reinstate com-


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' 77'7 AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public hearing will be held to consider the reading and adoption of the following
resolution.

A RESOLUTION BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF
ZOLFO SPRINGS, RELATING TO FEES FOR THE
FOLLOWING: INSTALLATION AND DEPOSITS FOR
IRRIGATION METERS; RECONNECT FEES; RETURNED
CHECKS; AND LATE FEES IN THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed resolution at the next Regular
Commission Meeting on May 21, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. in the. Commission Chambers at
Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption
into law. The resolution in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk
during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed resolution.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person |
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863)
735-0405, Fax (63) 735-1685.

George Neel, Mayor


Attest: Linda Roberson
Interim Town Clerk 53c


munity control with same condi-
tions.
Joseph Patrick Stewart, purchase
of cocaine, tampering with evi-
dence and resisting arrest without
violence, adjudication withheld, 18
months drug offender probation, no
drugs or alcohol, evaluation and
treatment, warrantless search and
seizure, curfew, $495 fine and court
costs, $190 public defender fees, 50
hours community service.
Sergio Alamia, two counts aggra-
vated battery on a law enforcement
officer amended to battery on a
law enforcement officer, aggravat-
ed assault on a law enforcement
officer-amended to assault on a law
enforcement officer, and aggravat-
ed fleeing to elude an officer-
amended to fleeing to elude an offi-
cer, adjudication withheld, 30
months probation, letter of apology,
obtain GED, $495 fine and court
costs, 150 hours community ser-
vice.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Freddie J. Miller to Ella Ed-
wards, $17,000.
Janet E. Miller to Thomas S. and
Dorothy A. Zimmerman, $305,000.
Fred A. and Kimberly A. Moore
to Daniel J. and Tammy A. Rodd,
$70,000.
Carlos and Maria DeLaLuz Sosa
to Ricardo Sosa, $28,369.
Thomas J. Jr. and Janice M.
Hartle to James H. Webb Jr.,
$101,000.
Stine Family Partnership LTD to
Edward Stanley Schontag Jr. and
Stine Family Partnership LTD,
$91,054.
Bernard Villeneuve and Darlene
Mallen to Robert J. and Mary A.
Hromek, $51,400.
Stephanie Kay Valdez to Jacque
A: and Susan M. Power, $150,00.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to Jethrow
McCall, $22,400.
Jacqueline E. Kemp to Thomas
Garza and Susan Prine, $100,000.
Scott Lapatrick Lane to Victoria
Sanchez, $130,000.




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Hardee Elementary Students Learn About Peace River Watershed


Canoeing is a popular destination activity on Peace River along with fishing.


About 120 Hardee County ele-
mentary school students on April
17 participated in a program to
honor the Peace River watershed.
The event was held at Payne Creek
Historic State Park southeast of
Bowling Green and was sponsored
by the Southwest Florida Water
.Management District.
Students got to ride in a canoe on
'Peace River, hunt for fossils in the
river bed, hear a program on the
watershed, eat lunch, and sign a
pledge to help protect the water-
shed.
The pledge includes giving the
watershed a helping hand by:
taking shorter showers.
using less water when taking
a bath.
picking up litter.
picking up after your pets.
starting an environmental
club at your school.
planting a tree.
clean up a pond, stream or
river.
remove invasive plants that
disrupt the natural environment.
encouraging friends and fami-
ly to take the watershed pledge.
Paul Samuels, a member of the
Peace River Basin Board, present-
ed a canoe paddle to Minor Bryant,
a member of the Hardee County
Board of County Commissioners.
"Peace River is our lifeblood,
and we want to protect it," said
Bryant.
"We want Peace River to be here
for our children and grandchil-
dren," said Samuels.
Peace River begins in Polk
County and flows southward
through Hardee, DeSoto and
Charlotte counties into Charlotte
Harbor.
April 14-21Lwas Pace Rier
Watershed Av.'ar-eness'-Wek. The'
watershed encompasses over 2,300
square miles.
There are nine sub-basins within
the watershed above Bartow,
above Zolfo Springs, above
Arcadia. Lo'.er Peace River, Payne
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Reunion Held For Hardee Memorial Hospital Staff


A reunion of Hardee Memorial
Hospital employees and associates
was held March 30 at the home of
Dr. Barbara Carlton west of
Wauchula. Over 100 people attend-
ed, including former doctors, board
members and auxiliary personnel.
Many local people attended
along with some as far :away as
Alabama and South C'arolina.
The event was planned by Kristy
Cox, Liz (hamale and Lavonda
Rogers.
Dr. Barbara CarltoA. wearing her
old Hardee Memorial lab coat and
stethoscope, greeted the attendees
and reminded them of the "good
ole days" at the hospital.
She introduced John Harding,
administrator of Florida Hospital
Heartland Division. He gave a
report on the current hospital,
'Florida Hospital Wauchula, and
said the facility is "alive and well."
A covered dish supper was
shared, along with many memories.
Dr. Carlton and others told some of
their humorous stories and anec-
dotes.
The attendees looked at scrap-
books and old photos that were
available.
Three directors of nursing attend-
ed from the 1970-90 era, plus other
original and later employees,


including orderlies, nurses and doc-
tors. One of the nurses was State
Rep. Denise Grimsley.
A candle was lit and burned
while names were read of deceased
co-workers and friends.
Many of those who attended
want another reunion to be held
soon.
Hardee Pace, 37, attended. He
was the first baby born at the hospi-
tal, which opened on June 30, 1970.
He was named Hardee to honor the
county.
The hospital eventually fell on
hard times financially, along with
many other small rural hospitals
across America. The hospital was
sold and became Crest Medical'
Center for a short time before clos-
ing in 1992 for awhile. The
Adventist Health System took over
the facility and named it Florida
Hospital Wauchula.
Wauchula was served by two
hospitals for many years, Palmetto
Medical Clinic and Hospital and
Wauchula General Hospital. The
hospitals closed soon after the new
50-bed Hardee Memorial Hospital
was built.
Dr. Carlton at one time during the
party in jest asked, "Who swapped
the baby?" That referred to an inci-
dent in 1978 that led to internation-


al news when genetic tests showed
in 1989 showed Ernest and Regina
Twigg and Robert and Barbara
Mays got the wrong baby.
A girl named Arlena died of a
heart defect in 1988. She had been
raised by tlhe "viggs. The other girl
was Kimberly Mays.
Lawsuits resulted and the case
was settled out of court with confi-
dential agreements. A television
movie was made about the case.
Hardee Memorial was built at a
total cost of $1.4 million. It was a
Medicare-approved facility. It
opened for patients June 18, 1970.
The location was South Florida
Ave. at Carlton Street on 10 acres.
The hospital was five years in the
planning.
Federal Hill-Burton funds
amounted to $540,000, 'donations
exceeded $60,000, and $700,000 in
revenue certificates were sold,
backed by a 40-year pledge by the
Hardee County Commission of
racetrack funds of $45,000 annual-
ly.
The first administrator was Ray
Massa. On the first hospital board,
appointed by Gov. Haydon Burns,
were chairman Maurice Ballard,
Hollis Coker, Mrs. Bonita Swann,
Horace McDonald, Mrs. Doyle E.
Carlton Jr., George Burris and Dr.
James Whitehurst.
Joseph Mancini was named to
the board in 1968 to replace Dr.
Whitehurst, who had moved.
Hollis Coker headed up a citizens
committee to drum up voter sup-
port for a bond issue backed by
racetrack funds. Voters in Hardee
approved the measure.
State Sen. Doyle E. Carlton Jr.,
State Rep. Lawrence Roberts and
local attorney John W. Burton led a
bill through the Florida Legislature
that permitted Hardee County to
pledge state racetrack funds to pay
for a bond issue to help build the
hospital. Burton became the hospi-
tal board's attorney and served for
over 20 years.
The $700,000 bond issue were
handled by Goodbody & Company
and paid six percent interest.
The board was originally going
to build the hospital on the Crews


property nn South Florida Ave. The
board dec' ed to swap that proper-
ty for the old Scott Smith property
at South Florida Ave. and Carlton
Street.
The board originally turned
down the Scott Smith property
because of the price: $50,000 for 10
acres with $10,000 to be returned to
the board as a gift. Mr. and Mrs.
John Burton later bought the prop-
erty and agreed to swap the site for
the Crews property which was
about the same size. The Crews
property was considered to be too
close to the schools and would
cause traffic congestion.
William R. Hough and Company
of St. Petersburg purchased the
$700,000 bond issue.
Whitmire and Allen of Lake
Wales was awarded the contract to
build the hospital for $917,577.
The board approved George Burris,
Wauchula superintendent of public
works, to inspect hospital construc-
tion. Burris volunteered for the job,
which saved the hospital about
$4,500.
Three doctors at Palmetto
Medical Clinic and Hospital said in
a letter they would not work at the
new hospital, citing their invest-
ment at their location. They were
Drs. Malcolm Sayre, Grant
Carmichael and Ernest Palmer. Dr.
Palmer later worked at the hospital.
Groundbreaking was held Feb. 6,
1969. Hospital construction was
delayed twice, once by a carpen-
ter's strike and later by vandalism
to plumbing equipment.
Ray Massa, former administrator
at Haines City Hospital, was hired
among 80 candidates for the new
hospital's administrator job. The
salary was $18,000, and Massa also
served on the medical staff as anes-
thetist.
The board approved five doctors
to be on a credentials committee for
the new hospital: Dr. Alfred
Massam, Dr. Alex Amadio, Dr.
Fausto Garcia, Dr. Roland Banks
and Dr. Barbara Carlton.
Mrs. Doyle E. Carlton Jr. headed
up a private fundraising drive that
resulted in $60,000 in donations for
the hospital. Also on the committee


COURTESY PHOTOS
From left are Donna Kiella Smithwick, Opal Saunders, Becky
Kiella Dantez and Pat Davis.


were Bonita Swann, Mrs. Joe L.
Davis and Mrs. Harold Henderson.
State Rep. Tom Gallen also
helped support the hospital effort,
along with State Rep. Jerome Pratt
and State Sen. Wilbur Boyd.
County commissioners at the
time were Chairman James Cowart,
Luke Waldron, Ralph Smith, Tom
Cooper and Conard Moye, J. Ron
Smith was county attorney, and
Ben Coker was county clerk.
Hardee County in 1970 was tout-
ed by The Herald-Advocate as
Florida's best-balanced agricultural
county, with citrus, cattle, spring
and fall vegetables, and winter
strawberries.
Officials in the city of Bowling
Green in 1970 were tax assessor
M.S. Herring, Vice Mayor Earl
White, Mayor Gerald Brummett,
city manager Earl Sellers and city
commissioner Ken Nicholson.
Officials with the city of
Wauchula in 1970 were Council
Chairman W.L. Warren Jr., council-
members Lawrence A. Roberts,
Eugene Long, O.K. Stringer, Doyle
Spears, Charles Jones, Charles
Cannon, Mayor Tommy Under-
wood, city attorney John Burton
and city clerk Avis Sasser.
Officials in the Town of Zolfo
Springs were Council Chairman
Bill Anderson, council members
Leonard Gilliard, Elmer Grace,


Alton Allen, Truman Boyette and
Mayor Olen Granger.
The first hospital registered nurs-
es were Cheryl Bone, Romayne
Carlberg, Sandra Crawford, Helen
Crews, Frances Dalphond, Ann
Newbault, Susan Smith, Diana
Scheipsmeier, and Marsha Amadio.
LPNs were Charlene Adkins,
Augusta Carlton, Janet Chancey,
Ruby Grimes, Mrs. Edward
Mayhew, Blanche Petrenko, Nancy
Smith, Margaret Yohn, Charlene
Farabee, and Ruth Quackenbush.
X-ray technician was Pat Vernon.
Officer manager was Vancene
Mehrtens, assisted by Teresa Perin
and Ethel Webb. Administrator's
secretary was Phyllis Barley.
Operating room technician was
Zowena Edwards. Maids were
Carmen Vasquez and Mary
Jasquez.
Lab director was David Lovette,
assisted by Sharon Waldron.

Housekeeper was Kate Frady.
Kitchen supervisor was Maggie
Timmons, chief cook Vetres Justiss,
and helpers Iris Fields, Essie
Moncrief and Ollie Glasper. Roy
Hickman was orderly.
Supply chief was Shirley
Alexander, assisted by Linda
Ballard. Aides were Rose Redden,
Nina Durrance, Barbara Hines,
Laura Lovett and Guadalupe
Rosales.


From left are kitchen supervisor Maggie Timmons, Dr. Barbara
Carlton, Delora Vernon and Pat Vernon.

Of all known mammals, the yak-the wild ox native to the moun-
tainous regions of Tibet-lives at the highest altitude.



NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
To whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and
sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash the following described livestock:
1-Mule (Jenny) Brown in color.
at noon on May 7, 2007 at the Hardee Livestock Market
steps to satisfy a claim for all incurred fees, expenses
for feeding and care and costs hereof.
J. L. Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, FL
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Hardee Pace, 37, was the first baby delivered at Hardee
Memorial. He is flanked by Dr. Barbara Carlton and Lavonda
Rogers.


To eat bread without hope is
still slowly to starve to death.
-Pearl S. Buck


LEGAL NOTICE


This ad shall serve as legal notification of service, equipment, and installation price adjustments
effective with billing statements received on or after June 1, 2007 for Comcast customers in
Pioneer Creek, Hardee County. You have the right to file a complaint with your local franchise
authority within 90 days of receipt of the statement reflecting the price changes. Please refer to
your Comcast bill for the address and telephone number of your local franchise authority or call
Comcast 863-773-4703.



Analog Basic Services (monthly) effective on or after.June 1, 2007 for Pioneer Creek,
Hardee County:
Current New
Standard Basic Service $25.50 $25.50

Analog Premium Programming Services (monthly) effective on or after June 1, 2007 for
Pioneer Creek, Hardee County:

Current New
HBO $14.95 $14.95

Installation & Repair and Other Services/Fees effective on or after June 1, 2007 for Pioneer
Creek, Hardee County:

Current New
Unwired Cable New Connect $63.35 $63.35
Prewired Cable Connect $45.65 $45.65
Additional Outlet Same Trip $21.60 $21.60
Additional Outlet Separate Trip $36.95 $36.95
Change of Service Technician $29.00 $29.00
Customer Trouble Call $37.85 $37.85
Hourly Service Charge (HSC) $37.85 $37.85
FCC User Fee (monthly) $ 0.07 $ 0.07
NSF Fee $25.00 $25.00
Late Fee $ 5.00 $ 5.00
Field Collection Fee $20.00 $20.00
Convenience Fee Automated $ 2.00 $ 2.00
Convenience Fee Employee Assisted $ 4.00 $ 4.00

Equipment (monthly) effective on or after June 1, 2007 for Pioneer Creek, Hardee County:

Current New
Remote All Types (monthly) $ 0.50 $ 0.50
Non-Addressable Converter (monthly) $ 1.25 $ 1.25

UNRETURNED/DAMAGED
Standard Non-Addressable Converter $44.00 $44.00
Remote (all types) $ 5.00 $ 5.00

Additional equipment rental charges may apply in some cases. These rates do not include state and local communications
fees and taxes. Subscription to Standard Basic Service is required to receive any other level of service. Certain services
are available separately or as a part of other levels of service. Information about your local franchise authority can be
found on your bill 5:3c


Dr. Barbara Carlton and Joe L. Davis Sr. pose for the camera.
Dr. Barbara Carlton and Joe L. Davis Sr. pose for the camera.


LEGAL NOTICE

This ad shall serve as legal notification of service, equipment, and installation price adjustments
effective with billing statements received on or after June 1, 2007 for Comcast customers in
Wauchula, Hardee County. You have the right to file a complaint with your local franchise
authority within 90 days of receipt of the statement reflecting the price changes. Please refer to
your Comcast bill for the address and telephone number of your local franchise authority or call
Comcast 863-773-4703.

Analog Basic Services (monthly) effective on or after June 1, 2007 for Wauchula, Hardee
County:
Current New
Limited Basic Service $12.75 $13.75
Standard Basic Service (Includes Limited and Standard) $37.50 $40.00
Preferred Basic Service $43.50 $46.00
(Includes Limited, Standard and Value Pak)

Analog Premium Programming Services (monthly) effective on or after June 1, 2007 for
Wauchula, Hardee County:

Current New
HBO $14.95 $14.95
Cinemax $13.95 $13.95
Showtime $13.95 $13.95
Installation & Repair and Other Services/Fees effective on or after June 1, 2007 for
Wauchula, Hardee County:
Current New
Unwired Cable New Connect $63.35 $63.35
Prewired Cable Connect $45.65 $45.65
Additional Outlet Same Trip $21.60 $21.60
Additional Outlet Separate Trip $36.95 $36.95
Change of Service Technician $29.00 $29.00
Customer Trouble Call $37.85 $37.85
Hourly Service Charge (HSC) $37.85 $37.85
FCC User Fee (monthly) $0.07 $0.07
NSF Fee $25.00 $25.00
Late Fee $5.00 $5.00
Field Collection Fee $20.00 $20.00
Cable Guard $0.29 $0.29
Convenience Fee automated $2.00 $2.00
Convenience Fee employee assisted $4.00 $4.00

Equipment (monthly) effective on or after June 1, 2007 for Wauchula, Hardee County:
Current New
Remote All Types (monthly) $0.50 $0.50
Addressable Converter $4.50 $4.50
Non-Addressable Converter $1.25 $1.25
Unreturned Addressable Converter $75.00 $75.00
Unreturned Non-Addressable Converter $44.00 $44.00
Unreturned Remote $5.00 $5.00

Additional equipment rental charges may apply in some cases. Discounts may apply for some multiple premium
purchases. These rates do not include state and local communications fees and taxes. Subscription to Limited Basic
Service is required to receive any other level of service. Certain services are available separately or as a part of other
levels of service. Information about your local franchise authority carn be found on your bill.
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May 3, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Dr. Barbara Carlton and her nurse Betty Abbott had a good time
at party.


From left are Susan Smith, State Rep. Denise Grimsley, Joyce
McLeod and Gayle Reeves.


From left are Lois Hughey, Phyllis Norris, Kay Williams and Earl
Williams.


Dr. Barbara Carlton receives a plant from Kristy Cox and
Lavonda Rogers.


From left are Donna Smithwick, Jim Martinez, Carlos Martinez,
Lavonda Rogers and Becky Dantez.


From left are Bonnie Simpson, Dr. Robert Hall, Joan Gainour
and Vicky Bumby.


Three directors of nursing were Madge Lackey, Barbara Myers
and Kathy McNutt. At right is Joan Gainous.


Kristy Knight Cox reminisces with Dr. Felix Perez.


Velma Smith, the oldest employee, enjoys reunion with Jerri.
Lowe.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2007


Scenes From April 28 Nature Fest At Hardee Lakes


Caleb Reas and Steve Reas (left) are shown with John Harrington and Steve Lacy, winners of the
Lake 3 bass fishing contest. Each pair tied for first place and won $562. Steve Reas caught the
largest bass and won $210.


Winston Walker, 5, and brothers Trevor and Lawrence, both 7, of Wauchula are shown with catfish
caught on chicken livers. Winston caught the small one and Trevor the 2.9-pounder.

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Mary Sue Russell won the grand prize of a Gheenoe with a trailer and 36-pound thrust trolling
motor. From left are Tori Russell, 7, Alissa Russell, 5, and their grandparents Mary Sue and John
Russell.


Steve and Marie Parsons of New Zion are shown with their grandson, Larrett Smith, 8, of Ona.
Steve and Marie Parsons of New Zion are shown with their grandson, Larreff Smith, 8, of Ona.


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James and Tyler Cloud (left) and Steve and Bill Reus tied for first in the bass fishing contest on
Lake 1. Each team won $562. Bill Reus won $210 for the largest bass.


This scene shows one of the four lakes at Hardee Lakes Park, a county park on reclaimed phos-
phate land donated by IMC, which is now Mosaic.


Children enjoyed hunting for fossils at Fossil Fun Zone at Nature Fest.


Charles Cochran won the fish cooker prize. From left are Tony Ward, Aaron Cochran, Matthew
Cochran and Charles Cochran.






May 3, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9C


PHOTOS BY JIM AND JONATHAN KELLY
Timothy Perkins, 10, of Wauchula shows off two bluegill bream
caught on crickets.


Clyde Barringer and wife Rhonda of Wauchula are shown fish-
ing at Hardee Lakes Saturday.


Kevin (Kaje) McHargue, 9, and brother Corey McHargue, 12, of
Avon Park caught over a dozen large bluegill bream using crick-
ets and worms.


Alan Bailey, 7, and Matthew Bailey, 5, of DeLand show off a cat-
fish caught by Alan.


display at Nature Fest


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Steven Prestridge, 15, of Wauchula holds two of over a dozen
speckled catfish he caught using chicken livers.


Bradley Brewer, 10, of Wauchula caught these five bluegill
bream using worms.


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Sisters Aniah Carlton, 3, and Avie Carlton, 2, of Wauchula fished
with their grandfather Troy Bell of Wauchula.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
You answer us in amazing ways,
God our Savior People every-
where on the earth and beyond
the sea trust You. You made the
mountains by Your strength; You
are dressed in power.
Psalm 65:5-6 (NCV)
FRIDAY
For at the very time when we
were still powerless, then Christ
died for the wicked . but
Christ died for us while we were.
yet sinning, and that is God's
own proof of His love for us.
Romans 5:6&8 (NEB)

SATURDAY
The God Who created the cos-
mos, stretched out the skies,
laid out the earth and what
grows from it, Who breathes life
into earth's people, makes them
alive with His life, says, "I am
God. I have called you to live
right and well. I have taken
responsibility for you, kept you
safe."
Isaiah 42:5-6 (ME)

SUNDAY
Then Jesus began His teaching
by saying to them, "How happy
are the humble-minded, for the
Kingdom of Heaven is theirs!
How happy are those who know
what sorrow means, for they will
be given courage and comfort!
Happy are those who claim
nothing, for the whole world will
belong to them!"
Matthew 5:2-5 (PME)

The jackrabbit may be named
for the jackass, because its ears
resemble that of a donkey.


MONDAY
0 Lord, forever You remain the
same! Your throne continues
from generation to generation.
... Turn us around and bring us:
back to You again! That is our
only hope! Give us back the joys:
we used to have.
Lamentations 5:19, 21 (TLB),

TUESDAY
(Jesus said) "In My Father's,
house are many rooms; if it were'
not so, would I have told you
that I go to prepare a place for
you? And when I go and pr-.
pare a place for you, I will come[
again and take you to Myself
that where I am you may b6'
also."
John 14:2-3 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
The path of the righteous is lik/
the first gleam of dawn, shining
every brighter till the full light of
day. But the way of the wicked is
like deep darkness; they do not
know what makes them stunri
ble.
Proverbs 4:18-19 (NI/
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;,
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)'
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re'-,
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


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Telescoppe provide an interesting hobby to many people.


Justin Stucke, 6, of Brandon holds a butterfly at the Butterfly
Experience at Nature Fest.


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GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
Sthe top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
r^ T | I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
Ford's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
S 'again and stop by soon.
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10C The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2007


Main Street Wauchula Hosts 'Hoppin' On Main'


Little ones searched high and low for the elusive eggs.


COURTESY PHOTOS
In celebration of Easter, Main Street Wauchula hosted Hoppin' On Main in Heritage Park, expect-
ing about 100 children to show up for the egg hunt. The springtime event was so popular, 200
attended.


Louise Weis painted springtime faces.


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The Easter Bunny was on hand for the occasion, to give out hugs and hunting tips.


ABOUT ...
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The Editor
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welcomes letters to the edi-
tor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be
brief, and must be written in
good taste and include the
writer's full name, address
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number for verification.
Letters must be
received by 5 p.m. on
Monday to be considered
for that week's edition.
Submissions should be
typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
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Advocate, PO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


Oneita Revell shows how it's done.


Hardee Senior High School's Lionettes helped with the hunt.


Never write a letter while you
are angry.


Sincerity is the foundation of
the spiritual life.




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Tuesday, May 8
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Instrumental Performance 5-6


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Free! Fun for the whole family!

Students of all ages will be performing on
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