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Summer School

Feeds Children

.. .Story 1B


Wauchula Has

100th Birthday

.. .Photos 6A


Ninth Graders In

Separate Classes

.. .Story 1B


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 26
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, June 7, 2007


School Impact Fees Coi


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Homeowners building in Hardee
County will face school impact fees
effective Oct. 1.


They could range from the rec-
ommended $4,989 for a single-
family home, $4,976 for a mobile
home and $2,733 per unit in a
multi-family dwelling. Or, it could


be any portion or percentage of
those recommended amounts.
A final decision on the amount of
those impact fees for new residen-
tial construction rests with the


Hardee County Commission,
which will meet today (Thursday)
at 8:30 a.m. to consider setting the
impact fees.
The commission can adopt all or


CAN WE AGREE?


ming I
a portion of the recommended
school impact fees. They have pre-
viously approved other impact fees
at 50 percent of recommended lev-
els on all new construction.
Impact fees to help pay for fire-
rescue, law enforcement, general
government, library,, parks and
transportation become effective
July 1.Those who pull permits by
June 30 have a three-year window
on the mandatory impact fees. If
they do not complete the construc-
tion by June 30, 2010, they are sub-
ject to the impact fees.
While the local and municipal
impact fees cover all infrastructure
affected by new growth, school
impact fees are assessed only on
residential properties which will
produce -the new students and need
for a new school.
Pat Steed, director of the Central
Florida Regional Planning Council,
gave a presentation May 24 to the
Hardee County School Board, on
the council's impact fee study.
Recent state law mandates that


Oct.


1


the School Board and commission
must work jointly, with the com-
mission making the final decision
on how to implement school impact
fees as part of the county's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
In behalf of the county,
Commissioner Dale Johnson, com-
mission liaison to the schools, and
Nick Staszko, county director of
planning and development, attend-
ed the School Board meeting.
Steed gave a. brief overview of
school impact fees for the 637-
square miles of Hardee County,
where the 2000 population of
26,938 is expected to swell to
38,000 by 2030, an increase of 34
percent. The 8,803 dwelling units
of 2000 will become 12,418 units
by 2030. This includes single- and
multi-family homes, motels and
other residences.
Impact fees cannot be used for
operating expenses, maintenance,
replacement facilities or any capital
project not related to growth. It is
See SCHOOL 2A


Roads/Bridges Here



Get State Attention


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
Negotiations began Monday morning between the representatives of the Hardee County School Board and Hardee Education
Association/United, the union for teachers and school-related personnel. The meeting began on a light note as Deputy Schools
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens brought a 1917 contract which each teacher signed accepting $60 per month. Offering to dupli-
cate that salary, Kitchens started negotiations, which eventually would cover salaries and contract details, including employee
cell phone use and attendance policies and educational incentives such as a stipend for reading endorsement certified teachers.
Several factors, including the state class size amendment forcing the hiring of more teachers, higher energy costs and casualty
insurance, the property tax dispute of Vandolah Power Plant and a lower student count than normal, will affect dollars available
for salary increases. Negotiations continued on Wednesday and will resume tomorrow (Friday). At the bargaining table are (from
left around the table) teacher Selden Spencer, Florida Education Association director Michael Bernier, teacher Dennis Tondee,
and administrators Dick Daggett and Kitchens.



Little Water, Lots of Drought/Fires


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Tropical Storm Barry brought
much needed rain to Hardee
County, but it was not enough to lift
drought conditions.
-According to Rich Shepard,
director of the Hardee County
Emergency Management office,
between two and six inches of rain


Statewide Fire Ban Stays


fell throughout the county from
Friday noon to Saturday noon.
The rain definitely helped out the
dehydrated county although it was
not enough to cure the dry spell
completely.
Mark Frazier, supervisor of the-


county Road and Bridge Depart-
ment, reported that "there was a
good, slow drizzle that soaked into
the ground and that there were no
road washouts- reported."
Even with the rain, which was a
nice break in a long dry period, it is


Tax Exemption Approved


important to remember that the
statewide burning ban is still in
force and watering restrictions are
still in effect.
"The rain was welcome and we
were fortunate that it was not
severe, but the amount of rain we
got does not even begin to affect
the burning ban. Receiving an
afternoon of rainfall does not make
up for the season of drought," said
Shepard.
See FIRES 2A


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
As several area road projects
come to an end, others are just
beginning.
Some are under.the direction of
the state Department of Transpor-
tation (DOT) and others are being
completed by the county Road and
Bridge Department.
A lengthy construction project
began Monday to replace the
Buckhorn Creek Bridge on Kelly
Roberts Road. Detour signs went
up Monday. The detour is expected
to last eight to 12 months.
Also funded under state con-
struction dollars, repaving of
Dansby Road has begun and will
continue for several weeks, with
traffic slowed to an alternate lane
movement.
The long-term four-laning of
U.S. 17 through Wauchula is nearly
complete, with just a few check-list
items to be done. Along with that
are two other projects, making turn
lanes onto Williams Road to access
Wauchula Square Mall on U.S. 17
just south of the Wal-Mart Plaza,
and U.S. 17 work from CR 668
through Bowling Green, with road
paving, marking and sidewalk
work.
On SR 66, there is cutting and


reshaping of high road shoulders
from Marion Street to Charlie
Creek. Motorists should, expect
Intermittent land closures and slow
traffic.
On SR 62, there is another DOT
road maintenance project as crews
are constructing a crossdrain head-
wall. Traffic between College Hill
and Chancey roads may experience
some traffic delays.
Finally, replacement of the Ollie
Roberts Road Bridge is 80 to 90
percent completed. That portion of
road should be reopened shortly.
At the county level, about 95 per-
cent of the 2004 hurricane road
repairs should be finished by June
15. There are two exceptions;
Owen Roberts Road and George
Marsh Road work are being rebid.
Other local projects coming up
are portions of Steve Roberts
Special, College Hill/Center Hill,
and Goose Pond Road for the 5.1
miles between Experiment Station
Road and CR 665.
Annual paving project work will
include streets in Riverview and
those in the Lisa Drive/Hanchey
Road areas.
As always, drivers are asked to
be careful in construction areas and
obey speed reduction signs and
flagmen.


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
An additional $15,000 property

WEATHER
PAMTE WH LOW RAIN
0, 30 88 62 0.00
05/31 88 62 0.00
S06101 78 66 1.30
.06102 63 68 0.70
06/03 87 68 0.00
. '06/04 87 68 0.00
06/05 90 65 0.00
S Rain data unavallabe on this date
TOTAL Rainfall to 06/05/07 9.06
Same period last year -8.91
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report........5B
Community Calendar.....3A
Crime Blotter................ 4C
Hardee Living...........2B
. Information Roundup....3A
Obits 4A
Puzzle 6A



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tax exemption for low income
senior citizens has been approved.
However, with the state legisla-
ture meeting in Tallahassee in a
special session beginning on June
12, there is some concern this pro-
vision for homestead exemptions
may be changed to a different
method of assessing homestead
taxes.
If it stands, the new exemption
will add to the $10,000 extra home-
stead exemption the county passed
in 2002. To be eligible for the
exemption, a person over 65 who
lives in his own home must have a
total annual income of $20,000 or
less. Those who have already
applied and are eligible for the
$10,000 tax exemption for 2007
property taxes will automatically
receive the additional amount.
At a public hearing on May 24,
the Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners approved
an ordinance for the additional
property tax exemption on a four to
one vote. Although they generally
agreed that low income seniors
deserved the property tax break,
Commissioner Minor Bryant voted
no, saying he felt a person who has
a house valued at $50,000 should
not be completely exempt from
property taxes.


Under state law, every resident
homeowner receives a $25,000
homestead exemption regardless of
age or income. This recently passed
exemption will be in addition to the
standard homestead exemption,
thus amounting to a $50,000
exemption for eligible senior citi-
zens.
Last year, the $10,000 extra tax
exemption saved 269 senior home-
owners a total of over $25,800 in
property taxes. The new $25,000
exemption will save these seniors
about $50,000, if the tax rate
remains the same.
Senior citizens can apply at the
county Property Appraiser's Office
between Jan. 1 and March 1 to
receive the exemption for 2008.
The cities of Bowling Green and
Zolfo Spring have already passed
this same homestead exemption for
senior citizens. It will go into effect
in 2008. Seniors who live in these
cities will only have to apply once,
at the county office, for the exemp-
tion on both county and city prop-
erty taxes.
Wauchula is considering passing
the additional exemption as well
and is preparing an ordinance to
allow it. First reading may be at the
June 11 meeting.


CLOSED


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
Equipment and "Road Closed" signs are in place. Barricades are about a mile away, turning folks
off Kelly Roberts Road between SR 64 and Steve Roberts Special during the nearly year-long
replacement of the Buckhorn Creek Bridge. Drivers can detour to Steve Roberts Special or Merle
Langford Road.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN"
Sports Editor



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


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LETTERS:
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L. A


FIRES
Continued From 1A


Statewide, wildfires are still
burning, with 134 fires burning on
130,652 acres as of Monday. Since
Jan. 1 a total of 2,173 wildfires
have burned approximately
300,042 acres across the state.
Although the wildfires may seem
far distant, local Wauchulan Sheila
Prestridge would tell a different
story.
Her son, Pfc. Mathew Prestridge
is currently serving on special duty
with the National Guard 806 P
Company out of Fort Pierce.
He is with two teams of volun-
teers from his battalion who went
to Camp Blanding, near Keystone,
on May 14 and will remain until
June 30 helping to fight the devas-
tating forest fires there.
The largest wildfire that is still
burning is the Florida Bugaboo Fire
in Baker and Columbia counties.
It occupies 108,754 acres (ac-
counting for one third of Florida's
burned acreage) and is now 100
percent contained, although not yet
extinguished. The cause of the fire
was determined to be lightning.
As Tropical Storm Barry passed
by Friday, it was the first taste of
the 2007 hurricane season. Resi-
dents should be aware that there
could be more serious storms in the
near future.

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Kelly's Column
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John and Eileen Sala, who have a prison and teaching ministry called,,
Little Lambs and based in Sebring, in their newsletter this month stresses
the importance of being a good father.
They say people's main responsibility after knowing and serving God
is "being godly fathers and mothers."
Fathers have a big effect on their children's lives. Sometimes men
"choose fun, excitement, drugs, alcohol and fleeting relationships over rela-
tionships with their children." These men, according to the Bible, "are a
stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart
aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God" (Psalms 78:8).


SCHOOL
Continued From 1A
only for capital costs associated
with a new school. With 10 county
housing developments on the books
(not counting the huge 8,000-acre
development south of Zolfo
Springs), and others in the munici-
palities, the projected school popu-
lation will grow by 2,349 students
within five years.
The cost for a school is based on
a recommended level of service of
150 square feet per student. This
includes sharedardeas such as the
gymnasium, cafeteria, hallways
and offices as well as classroom
space. Average construction cost is
$150 per square foot, making a cost
of $22,500 for each student.
The most recent new school is
the Hilltop Elementary/Hardee
Junior High combination which
opened last fall. Its total cost was
$42 million.


You may not realize it when it
happens, but a kick.in the teeth
may be the best thing in-the
world for you.
-Walt Disney


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


Some men spend all their emotional energy in marital fighting, drug
use, working and playing, "with little left over for the needs of their chil-
dren."
The Salas report that children from "fatherless homes" account for 63
percent of youth suicides, 71 percent of pregnant teenagers, 90 percent of
homeless and runaway children, 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated
institutions, 85 percent of children with behavioral disorders, 80 percent of
rapists motivated by displaced anger, 71 percent of all high school
dropouts, 75 percent of youngsters in chemical abuse centers, and 85 per-
cent of youths in prison.
"Sadly, 40 percent of the time it is the mother in divorce who will'sab-
otage the father's visitation with his children. But remember, children can
be made fatherless by addiction of any kind as well as divorce."
Little Lambs states that "God has called fathers to be His image on
earth to their children and to represent Christ to them, and to eventually
lead them to Christ." Psalms encourages fathers to help their children to
"set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his com-
mandments."
The Salas say fatherhood is a "sacred trust. Mothers should "celebrate
and support your husband's efforts. Your children need their fathers more
than you will ever know. Many children have become masters at hiding
their feelings and will seem nonchalant, but it matters, it really matters, to
them. This woundedness will show itself in a trail of broken relationships
and misery in life until they come to know God."
The Salas try to help men overcome their past hurts and learn to let
God be their father, learn to forgive their human fathers and be better
fathers themselves.
I heard John Sala speak to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club years ago. At
one time he had some problems with drugs and had been inside prison
walls.
Little Lambs is located at 710 Eucalyptus Street in Sebring. The phone
number is 863-471-2626. A motto is "Leading Prisoners From Crime To
Christ."

On Wednesday, May 23, Mary Cameron of Wauchula parked in a hand-
icapped space at the local Wal-Mart. When she came back to her car, there
was a note on the windshield saying, "Hay (expletive), $100 fine. Reserved
parking. Can't you read."
The note prompted her to come to The Herald-Advocate and set the
record straight. Mary did not have a handicap sign hanging from her rear-
view mirror. She did have a handicap sign on her license plate and was
therefore legally parked.
Lesson to learn from this if a car does not have a handicap sign
hanging from the rear-view mirror, check the license plate for a handicap
sign. If you have one, you do not need the other.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Mead


Pfc. Prestridge


Shepard reminds everyone to
always be prepared for hurricane
season by having an evacuation
plan. Residents should also have
stores of emergency food and
water.
The hurricane sales tax waiver,
which began June 1, for items used
for hurricane preparation is still in
effect. and lasts until Tuesday, June
12.
Until then, items such as batter-
ies, storm shutters, ground anchor-
ing systems, candles and even gen-
erators can be purchased without
paying sales tax.
"I hope that this storm has served
as a wake-up call for Hardee
County so that everyone may make
themselves as prepared as possible
for the duration of this year's hurri-
cane season," said Shepard.
Hurricane season began June 1 and
continues until Nov. 30.
Shepard added that if any groups
would like to have a free hurricane
preparedness presentation present-
ed to them to get in contact with the
Office of Emergency Management.
For more information call his
office at 773-6373.


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Quest For Harmony Spring Concert Held May 8


Quest For Harmony Music Studio hosted its 9th Annual Spring Concert on May 8, 2007, at the
First Baptist Church of Wauchula. The program contained a variety of music selections in tradi-
tional, classical, and popular styles. Sharing in the celebration were 97 students of all ages per-
forming piano solos and duets, guitar solos and ensembles, vocal solos and ensembles, brass
and wind ensembles, fiddle solos and ensembles, and the Quest for Harmony Violin Orchestra.
Students posing for the group picture are first row, Shaina Garcia, Alexandria Johnson, Kayleigh
Johnson, Althea Madronal, Stuart Crews, Brooklyn Graham, Abigail Erekson, Kiley Grafstrom,
Jack Driskell, Mario Gomez, Landon Albritton, Sammy Gordon, teachers Curtis and Mandy Bell,
Brooke Shaw, Ellie Palmer, Cori Ann Rosales, Alexis Barker, Haneen Ottallah, Emily Patarini,
Jasmine Sanchez, Taylor Smith, Elizabeth Restrepo, Kayla Albritton, and Dedee Melendez; sec-


COURTESY PHOTOS
ond row, Elizabeth Finch, Kaprion Powell, Melanie Harshburger, Savannah Miller, Taylor Bone,
Ruth Erekson, Anna Erekson, Sarah Bonds, Colton Albritton, Victoria Edgley, Kristin Paradero,
Kayla Demiar, and Nikki Paradero; third row, Reuben Walker, John Miller, Hunter Henderson,
Christina Gonzales, Abby Crews, Rebeka Brown, Mesqua Fields, Kaitlin Thomas, Karlee
Henderson, Raquel Rosales, Rachael Burton, Mary Beth Bryant, Malinda Huss, Joseph Edgley,
Charlotte Price, Autumn Perez, Ashley Nichols, Angie Herron, Naomi Erekson, Hazel Teope, Mary
Jones, and Melvin Paradero; and fourth row, Jessica Deese, Chelsea Sargent, Clark Zelyk, John
McVie, Ethan Walker, Homer Amero, David Amero, Curtis Bladen, Murrell Winter, Alan Lobato,
Malinda Nickerson, Charlotte Roberts, Angela Smith, Marian Hollingsworth, Victoria Naranjo,
Emily Joyce, Larry Kruger, Samantha Cowart, Cynthia Gibson, and Madison Graham.


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Program Plans
For Disabled
A meeting will be held in the
ESE (Exceptional Student
Education) department, 200
South Florida Ave., Wauchula,
for those wishing to discuss
applications for students under
the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act.
The meeting will take place
on Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m.
Interested agencies and parents.
are welcome to attend.

SFCC Offers
Driving Courses
South Florida Community
College (SFCC) is holding an
Alcohol Drug Accident Preven-
tion Training course necessary
for first time driver's license
applicants. The four-hour
course will be on Saturday, June
16, from 1 to 5 p.m. Pre-regis-
tration is required. The fee is
$28.
SFCC will also be h'61ding a
Safe Driving Accident Preven-
tion Program in Spanish. This
four-hour course will also be
held Saturday, June 16, from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Both will be held
at the SFCC Hardee Campus,
2968 U.S. 17 in Bowling Green.
To register or for more informa-
tion, contact the Hardee Center
at 773-3081.

Wear Purple And
End Elderly Abuse
Friday, June 15 is World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day. The
West Central Florida Area
Agency on Aging, Inc. joins the
International Network for the
Prevention of Elder Abuse to
fight this crisis.
They are encouraging com-
munities to stand against elder
abuse and neglect by wearing
purple on June 15.

One kind word can warm three
winter months.
-Japanese Proverb

Every individual has a place to
fill in the world and is impor-
tant in some respect, whether
he chooses to be so or not.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne
The greatest discovery of our
generation is that human beings
can alter their lives by altering
their attitudes of mind. As you
think, so shall you be.
-William James


ABOUT ...
Obituaries
Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


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Piano music memorization champions are Beginner Division, Taylor Bone; Intermediate Division,
Kayla Albritton; Advanced Divison, Naomi Erekson; and Music Ministry Division, Jessica Deese.


THURSDAY. JUNE 7
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
VHardee County Commis-
sion planning session on Land
Development Regulations,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
8:30 a.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 11
VHardee County Health
Department, Blood Drive, 115
K.D. Revell Rd. (off U.S. 17
North), Wauchula, 9 a.m. to
noon.
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
VHardee County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Alliance
and Drug Prevention Coalition,
regular meeting, Hardee County
Extension Service Office, 507
Civic Center Drive (west side of
Agri-Civic Center), Wauchula, 9
a.m.
VSchool Advisory Council for
Hardee Senior High School,
regular meeting, Hardee Senior
High School Media Center, 810
Altman Rd., Wauchula, noon.
VBowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
VHardee County School
Board, Hardee Junior High
School Media Center, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, work-
shop on staff review of
Accreditation of Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools, 4 p.m., regular meet-
ing, 5 p.m.





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Obituaries Hardee Residents To Appear

On National TV Show


MICKELSON JOSEPH
Mickelson Joseph, 11 months,
died Monday, May 28, 2007, in
Wauchula.
He was born June 18, 2006 in
Atlanta, Ga. and lived in Canton,
Ga.
He is survived by his parents,
Reginald Joseph and Suzie Jean;
and three brothers, Corey, Ridley
and Renaldo.
Visitation was Friday, June 1,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Funeral Home. Services were held
at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael
Catholic Church with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

MARCOS DIEGO
GONZALES
Marcos Diego Gonzales, infant
son of Leticia Gonzales Alamia of
Bowling Green, died Friday, June
1, 2007, in Bartow.
He is also survived by his grand-
mother, Mary Lou Gonzales; one
brother, Ricardo Anthony Alamia;
aunts, Patricia DeLaRosa and
Christina Gonzales; and uncles,
Mario Gonzales, Raul Gonzales,
and Javier Valdez.
Services and burial were held at
2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at
Wauchula Cemetery with the Rev.
Vincent Clemente officiating.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula





MARCOS DIEGO
GONZALES
Marcos Diego Gonzales,
infant son of Leticia Gonzales
Alamia of Bowling Green, died
Friday, June 1, 2007, in Bartow.
He is also survived by his
grandmother, Mary Lou Gon-
zales; one brother, Ricardo
Anthony Alamia; auntsr Patricia
DeLaRosa and Christina Gon-
zales; and uncles, Mario Gon-
zales, Raul Gonzales, and Javier
Valdez.
Services and burial were held
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at
Wauchula Cemetery with the
Rev. Vincent Clemente officiat-
ing.



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LUZ E. SANTOS
FERRER
Luz E. Santos Ferrer, 82, of
Wauchula, .died, Thursday, May.
31, 2007 in Lake Placid.
She was born Dec. 3, 1924 in
Ciales, Puerto Rico. She was a
homemaker and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son,
Johnny Otero of Wauchula; three
daughters, Ida Luz Otero, Jean-
nette Nazario and Geneva Burns,
all of Wauchula; two brothers,
Nitin Ferrer and Luis, both of
Puerto Rico; one sister, Carmin
Santos of Puerto Rico; seven
grandchildren, Toots, Princess,
Alexis, John, Philip, Edwin and
Jose; and several great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Sunday, June 3
from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services were held at 10
a.m. Monday at St. Michael
Catholic Church with the Rev.


Vincent Clemente officiating.
Burial was in Oak Grove
Cemetery.


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Wauchula



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AMELIA P. LAMBERT
Amelia P. Lambert, 72, of Lake
Placid, died Saturday, June 2, 2007.
She was preceded in death by her
father Colon Poucher; her mother
Edna Lanier Poucher; and three
brothers, Paul, Milton and Charles
Poucher.
She is survived by her husband
Billy M. Lambert; four sons, Mark
Lambert and wife Nancy of Lake
Placid, Wayne Lambert and wife
Tina of Zolfo Springs, Doug
Lambert of Zolfo Springs, and
'Colon Lambert of Bowling Green;
one daughter, Cindy Lambert
Brown of Port Charlotte; two
granddaughters, Amy Lambert of
Avon Park and Ciara Lambert of
Zolfo Springs; two grandsons,
Gabe Lambert of Avon Park and
Parker Brown of Arcadia; two sis-
ters, Estelle Adams of Winter
Haven and Colleen Murphy of
Lakeland; and one brother, Alfred
Poucher of Wauchula.
Services were held Monday, June
4, at New Hope Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


LELA MAE ALBRITTON
BALLARD
Lela Mae Albritton Ballard, 93,
of Wauchula, died Saturday, May
12, 2007, at Palm Gardens Center,
Winter Haven.
Born April 30, 1914, she was a
homemaker and was of the Baptist
faith.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Lilburn Ballard.
Survivors include one daughter,
Jesse Louise Chestnut of Fort
Meade; two granddaughters, Linda
Ann Upthegrove of Bartow and
Georgi-ana "Ena" Chestnut of
Titusville; one grandson, Jesse
James Chest-nut of Fort Meade;
seven great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was Thursday, May
17, at the funeral home from 9 to 10
a.m., followed by the services and
interment in Evergreen Cemetery
in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

JOHN VERNON PRINE
John Vernon Prine, 79, of
Crawfordville died, Friday, June 1,
2007 in Medart.
He was born May 15, 1928, in
Polk County and was a self-
employed farmer.
He is survived by two sons,
Myles Prine of Zolfo Springs and
Lyles Prine and wife Chandra of
Crawfordville; three brothers,
Melvin Prine and wife Pat of Ft.
Meade, James Prine of Wauchula
.and Herman Prine and wife
Dorothy of Clearwater; two sisters,
Helen Creech of Winter Haven and
Hazel Swriczynski of Lakeland;
four grandchildren, three great-
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial
were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June
5 at Paynes Creek Cemetery with
Hollis Albritton Jr. officiating.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

















MICKELSON
JOSEPH
Mickelson Joseph, 11 months,
died Monday, May 28, 2007, in
Wauchula.
He was born June 18, 2006 in
Atlanta, Ga. and lived in Canton,
Ga.
He is survived by his parents,
Reginald Joseph and Suzie Jean;
and three brothers, Corey, Ridley
and Renaldo.
Visitation was Friday, June 1,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Funeral Home. Services
were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at
St. Michael Catholic Church
with burial in Wauchula Ceme-


tery.



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



Provided as a courtesy of
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Matt and Deanna Scott of Wau-
chula will be appearing on Turkey
Call, a hunting series produced by
the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion. The show will air on The
Outdoor Channel on the following
date: Thursday, June 7, at 4:30
p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Scotts, NWTF volunteers,
will be hunting Osceola longbeards
with NWTF chief operating officer
Carl Brown. In the same half-hour,


BARBARA E. COSTAS
Barbara E. Costas, 70, of
Pembroke Pines, died Sunday,
June 3, 2007.
Born in Camden, N.J., she had
lived her entire life in Florida. She
was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law Jaime and Denita
Costas of Pembroke Pines; daugh-
ter and her partner Stacy S. Costas
and Linda Martinez, of Zolfo
Springs; and grandchildren, Chel-
sea, Alyssa and Jerrad Costas, and
Amanda, Charlie and Rebbecca
Lynn Sunday and Tyler Harvard.
The family will receive friends
today (Thursday) from 6 to 9 p.m.
at Fred Hunter's Funeral Home,
6301 Taft St., Hollywood. Crypt-
side services will be private.
Fred Hunter's Funeral Home
Hollywood

LUZ E. SANTOS FERRER
Luz E. Santos Ferrer, 82, of
Wauchula, died, Thursday, May 31,
2007 in Lake Placid.
She was born Dec. 3, 1924 in
Ciales, Puerto Rico. She was a
homemaker and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son,
Johnny Otero of Wauchula; three
daughters, Ida Luz Otero, Jeannette
Nazario and Geneva Burns, all of
Wauchula; two brothers, Nitin
Ferrer and Luis, both of Puerto
Rico; one sister, Carmin Santos of
Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren,
Toots, Princess, Alexis, John,
Philip, Edwin and Jose; and several
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, June 3
from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services were held at 10
a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catho-
lic Church with the Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. Burial was in
Oak Grove Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula



DONALD F. WYCKOFF
Donald F. Wyckoff, 79, of
Bowling Green, died Thursday,
May 31, 2007.
He was born in Interstate, N.Y.
and had lived in Hardee County for
over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his
father; mother; two brothers; one
sister; and one son, James Johnson.
He is survived by his wife Mary
Lois Wyckoff; one son, Eugene
Johnson and wife Michelle; two
daughters, Christine Harrell and
Virginia Oden and husband Gary;
daughter-in-law, Louise Johnson;
nine grandchildren; and 16 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at Brant
Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June
2, with burial at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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JOHN VERNON
PRINE
John Vernon Prine, 79, of
Crawfordville died, Friday, June
1, 2007 in Medart.
He was born May 15, 1928, in
Polk County and was a self-
employed farmer.
He is survived by two sons,
Myles Prine of Zolfo Springs and
Lyles Prine and wife Chandra of
Crawfordville; three brothers,
Melvin Prine and wife Pat of Ft.
Meade, James Prine of Wauchula
and Herman Prine and wife
Dorothy of Clearwater; two sis-
ters, Helen Creech of Winter
Haven and Hazel Swriczynski of
Lakeland; four grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial
were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
June 5 at Paynes Creek Ceme-


tery with Hollis Albritton Jr. offi-
ciating.



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Wauchula



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Brown hunts in Florida with Brian
Shimer, who earned a bronze medal
in the 2002 Winter Olympics as a
member of the United States' four-
man bobsled team.
Great hunting action plays a
major role in each episode of
Turkey Call, now in its ninth year.
The show features stories of con-
servation, preserving the country's
hunting heritage and introducing
youth, women and people with dis-
abilities to many outdoor activities,
including hunting.
Turkey Call takes viewers across
the nation in pursuit of wild turkeys
and inside of the NWTF's outreach
programs, highlighting the people
who enjoy hunting and fishing.
Viewers can also join the NWTF's
volunteers, partners and friends as
they work together to improve wild
turkey habitat and celebrate North
America's rich hunting traditions.
About the NWTF: In 1973, when
the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion was founded, there were an
estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys
and 1.5 million turkey hunters.
Thanks to the work of wildlife
agencies and the NWTF's volun-
teers and partners, today there are
more than 7 million wild turkeys
and nearly 3 million turkey hunters.
Since 1985, the NWTF and its
cooperators have spent more than
$230 million upholding hunting
traditions and conserving more
than 11.3 million acres of wildlife
habitat.
The NWTF is a nonprofit organi-
zation with 545,000 members in 50
states, Canada, Mexico and 14
other foreign countries. It supports
scientific wildlife management on
public, private and corporate lands
as well as wild turkey hunting as a
traditional North American sport.
For more information on the
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Years ago, Tallahassee required
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They do this despite the fact that
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many such officials also ignore
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Wauchula Centennial Celebration


COURTESY PHOTO
A birthday cake was enjoyed on the eve of Wauchula's Year of Celebration. Cutting the cake is
9ity Commissioner Mavis Best as fellow commissioners (from left) Clarence Bolin, Troy Brant,
Jerry Conerly and David Royal line up for a slice.


PHOTOS BY BRETT JARNAGIN
Wauchula officially became 100 years old on May 22, with its
birthday cake decorated with the town logo designed for the
occasion, "Loving Small Town Living."





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for the year-long celebration. Backing her up are (from left) commissioners Troy Brant, Clarence
Bolin, Jerry Conerly and Mavis Best and City Administrator Rick Giroux.
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Mayor Pro Tern Jerry Conerly assists Commissioner Mavis Best
in cutting the cake, turning the next page in Wauchula's history
as a chartered city.


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...a permits available, so a random
'drawing is conducted to select
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Wauchula Centennial Birthday Cake Ceremony
May 22, 2007
Welcome, everyone, to Wauchula's Centennial Birthday Party! It
is an honor to be here today representing the City of Wauchula
and our residents to officially kick off Wauchula's 100-year
anniversary as a chartered city. As with any birthday, it is fitting
that we begin the year-long celebration with the cutting of the
city's birthday cake.
Though Wauchula was incorporated as a town in 1902, it didn't
officially become a city until the signing of the original City
Charter on May 22, 1907... exactly 100 years ago today.
For this we should remember and honor the following officials
serving the city at that time. They are: J.D. Southerland, Mayor;
Charlie J. Carlton, Treasurer; A. Yancy Teachy, Town Clerk; and
William Ault, Town Marshall. Members of the City Council were:
H.C. Southerland, G.W. Cason, YE. Wright, WB. Beeson and
W.L. Warren.
All of us enjoy our hometown way of life, its friendliness and
charm, our quality schools and hospitals, and a vibrant business
community.
With the year 2007 marking the 100th anniversary of.the first
charter of the City of Wauchula, we will observe this auspicious
occasion with a year-long celebration, and everyone is invited!
Plans are well under way to prepare for the hosting of our cen-
tennial birthday celebration and it is sure to be a grand event.
Our own Heritage Park will be dressed up in grand fashion to
host events and serve as the official: Centennial center post.
We've come a long way in 100 years as a c"ty. Our Founding
Fathers envisioned a city that "works for our citizens and with
our citizens", a community that partners to get things done, then,
now and into the future.
The 100-year celebration logo on this cake symbolizes the
Wauchula motto, "Cherishing Our Heritage, Cultivating Our
Future" 100 years of hometown living to bring back memo-
ries of how our city grew while contemplating its future.
It is with hope that the next century will be remembered in the
same way. Wauchula is a city with a proud heritage of people
helping people a caring and sharing community.
We who stand here today are privileged to turn the page of
Wauchula's history book to the next 100 years. By cutting this
cake, we officially open the doorway to that next century of
progress and prosperity.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAUCHULA!


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Major C. Morris Memorial Scholarships


Among the four seniors scholarship candidates was Hardee's Jermaine King (at right) with mem-
bers of his family. Each of the candidates received generous gift packs of college materials.


Grandparents of scholarship winner Kasey Brown, a senior at George Jenkins High School in.
Lakeland, shared his honor. From left are Bessie and Willie Outley and Bobby and Alane Brown.
For more information on the scholarships, e-mail majormorris@earthlink.net.


Joy Williams (right) of Hardee High share a smile with members of her family during the evening.
The Major Morris scholarships are for post-high school professional, vocational or academic
studies. "Education is very important to obtain because it will help you better in life," said Morris.


Also attending the dinner at the Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center on April 28 were members of the Major Morris family, his
mother Betty Everson (left) and brother Johnny Morris. Born
Nov. 2, 1957 in Wauchula, Major Morris worked for the CSX rail-
road in Georgia and Florida for 27 years. Contributions to the
scholarship fund can be made at Wauchula State Bank or by
mail at 1026 Briarwood Drive, Wauchula FL 33873.


Letter To The Editor

2 Cellmates Share Message

From Hardee County Jail


Dear Editor:
I am an inmate here at Wauchula
Jail. This morning was a great day
for the Lord Jesus. Me and my cell-
mate were talking about Father God
and our relationship and how
through Jesus Christ, who strength-
ens us, two lives are changed.
It is a blessing when a person
knows God the Father of our Lord
Jesus, and by the will of the Holy
Spirit inspired us to write. And now
it is our honor and joy to bring these
writings into existence for the
world to enjoy and learn from.
We pray all who read these writ-


COURTESY PHOTOS
Marilyn Browdy Morris, accompanied by her sons, Major, 15,
(left) and Tirease, almost 8, spoke about her late husband,
Major C. Morris, in whose memory the scholarships were estab-
lished. Morris was a 1976 HHS graduate who died Jan. 15, 2003.
This is the first year the Major C. Morris scholarships were pre-
sented.


Jemicia Franklin, a senior at Blake High School in Tampa and
granddaughter of Rev. Reginald Franklin, pastor of the First
Missionary Baptist Church here, was the recipient of one of the
scholarships presented by Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones. Scholarships can be used for tuition and fees, room and
board, books and supplies, and community expenses.


ings find their relationship with
Jehovah and Jesus and the Spirit of
them both guide them to His will
and not theirs and shall pray for
you. Also pray for us to Jehovah
that we will live righteously in this
life until Jesus' return. Let us walk
in faith. Amen.
Believers of Christ,
Kevin Singleton
Lawrence Smith
"A Testimony" Heavenly
Father, I Lawrence James Smith,
come to you right now, to you and
your Holy Throne. Father God, I am
giving you the most honest thing


The first animated movie to receive an Academy Award nomination
for Best Picture was "Beauty and the Beast" in 1991. It lost to "The
Silence of the Lambs."






The Season's Drought
It seems about the weather we complain,

Our biggest dread is often a hurricane.
This time a sufficient amount of rain,
The state of Florida is unable to obtain.
This lack of water is causing a strain,
Our rivers and lakes are being drained.
There is no rain in sight,
Although, cloudy skies make you think it might.
Afternoon temperatures are causing heat,
Working outside makes you feel beat.
The grass is turning brown,
The flowers are wilting all around.
Wildfires are a blaze,
The air is contaminated with a haze.
The visibility is limited because of the smoke,
People are starting to drive like a slowpoke.
It makes many sad.
When weather conditions are bad.
We hope food prices won't be raised,
Please rain so we can give God the praise.

Theresa Myers
Wauchula
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input. Only your
original work may be submitted. Send your poetry to: Poet's Place,
The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


that I can now, which is my total
honesty my word.
Father, you have done so much
for me, and I am so very thankful
for it. You have done more for me
than I could ever think of, and it is
time that I give you my all, and all,
in paying you back. It is the least T
can do!
Father, I surrender myself to you
right now. From this day forward, I
promise to live this life for you, and
not myself! I have been living the
past to please myself, but you have
shown me that I am not in control of
my life. You are.
So, from this day forward, I
promise to do what glorifies your
name. This is your body that I am
living in, so just mold it into what-
ever you created me to be, and
show me my purpose in life. Thank
you, God.
Lawrence James Smith
"A Story About A Man" Let
me tell you about the story of a man
who came about 2000 years ago.
The creator of all creations searched
the entire earth to find a place to put
His most precious gift, Himself.
The Lord came across a woman
named Mary. The Spirit of the Lord
said to Mary I found you an hon-
orable woman among women. I
shall place in you my Spirit. In due
time He shall save man from him-
self.
0, what a precious gift from the
Creator, to come Himself, to save
us, to a place full of sin.
So, the word of the Father came
and dwelled amongst us. He
showed us signs and wonders of His
love.
A love that surpasses all under-
standing of man and beast. So, the
next time someone asks you have
you been loved, you cannot say no.
That would be a lie.
Someone did come, some of us
missed it, some of us did not. 0, by
the way, His name is Jesus.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Good people stay away from
evil. By watching what they do,
they protect their lives .
Whoever listens to what is
taught will succeed, and whoev-
er trusts the Lord will be happy.
Proverbs 16:17,20 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Do all you have to do without
grumbling or arguing, so that
you may be God's children,
blameless, sincere and whole-
some.
Philippians 2:14-15a (PME)

SATURDAY
The Lord God is with you,
mighty to save. He will take
great delight in you; He will
quiet you with His love, He will
rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV'

SUNDAY
So we know and believe the
love God has for us. God is love,
and he who abides in love'
abides in God, and God abides.
in Him.
I John 4:16,17 (RSV)

MONDAY
But Daniel (and his three'
friends) determined that they,
would not defile themselves by
eating the king's food or drink-'
ing his wine... God gave these
four young men knowledge and
skill in both books and life.
Daniel 1:8a, 17a (ME)

TUESDAY
Let no one be under any illusior
over this. If any man among you
thinks himself one of the world's
clever ones, let him discard his
cleverness that he may learn to
be truly wise. For the world's
cleverness is stupidity to God.
I Corinthians 3:18-19 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Lord, if you keep in mind our
sins, then who can ever get an
answer to his prayers? But You
forgive! What an awesome thing
that is! That is why I wait expec-
tantly, trusting God to help, for
He has promised.
Psalm 130:4-5 (TLB)
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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COURTESY PHOTO
At North Wauchula Elementary School (NWES), fifth graders are
able to leave their marks by painting a ceiling tile. NWES Art
Teacher Sue Harvey is pictured above with Daniel Crook who
decided to paint a patriotic picture, with the Statue of Liberty as
his focus.



History: A Profile Of John


Edited by Spessard Stone from Kyle
VanLandingham's article on John
Levi Skipper in South Florida
Pioneers 12 (April 1977), pages
24-26, and used with permission.
John Levi Skipper was born in
Camden County, Ga. on Nov. 23,
1826, the son of Martha Pearce. His
maternal grandparents were John
and Ann (caine) Pearce. It is
believed that his father's name was
Gabriel Skipper. Martha Pearce in
her family Bible noted that "John
L. Pearce was born November 23,
1826."
Also, in 1902 when Skipper
applied for a pension based upon
his Seminole Indian War service,
he stated that he had been dis-
charged from his company under
the name of John L. Pearce. A num-
ber of years after the birth of John
Levi, Martha Pearce married
Joseph Mizell.
John Levi Skipper moved during
the 1940s to Hillsborough County,
Florida where on Oct. 8, 1849, he
married Elizabeth Jane
Hollingsworth, daughter of
Stephen and Elizabeth (Colwell)
Hollingsworth. Born in 1929 in
Sampson County, N.C., she moved
with her family to Alabama,
Georgia and finally to Hillsborough
County, Florida in 1842.
Skipper was a farmer and cattle-
man in Hillsborough County. On
May 29, 1850, he registered the JL
brand for use on his.cattle; the mark


being "poplar leaf in one ear,
undersquare in the other."
John L. and Elizabeth J. Skipper
are shown twice on the 1850 census
for Hillsborough County, once as
family 88, again as family 111. At
that time they were living in the
Ichepucksassa-Simmons Ham-
mock area.
By 1956 John L. Skipper and his
family had moved to the Peas
Creek area, settling on the stream
near the present site of Homeland.
Their homestead appears on Ives'
1856 military map of Florida, being
shown on the east side of the trail
that led from Fort Carroll south to
Fort Meade.
When the Third Seminole War
broke out, Skipper enlisted in Capt.
William B. Hooker's Independent
Company of Florida Volunteers at
Fort Meade on Jan. 3, 1856. They
were mustered into federal service
on Feb. 21, 1856 and served until
Aug. 20, 1856.
After Seminoles attacked the
home of Willoughby Tillis on June
14, 1856, they retreated south to
Peas Creek swamp. Lt. Streaty
Parker led a detachment of men to
pursue the Indians, and among his
number was John L: Skipper.
During the battle which followed
-on June 16, 1856, John Levi was,
wounded. A colorful account of this
incident appeared in J.O. Parrish's
"Battling the Seminoles."
"Uncle John Skipper, who had


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For the week ended May 24, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,512 compared to
7,431 last week and 7,814 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were
unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 135.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 117.50-160.00; and
400-500'lbs., 102.00-135.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 113.00-165.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-127.50; and
400-500 lbs., 94.00-112.00


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Hardee Farmers Are Eligible

For Federal Disaster Assistance


U.'S. Congressman Vern
Buchanan (R-FL 13) announced
May 31 that farmers in Hardee,
DeSoto, and Charlotte counties
may be eligible for federal disaster
assistance. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has declared a natural
disaster in six Florida counties,
making farm operations in those
counties and 15 contiguous coun-
ties eligible to apply for low-inter-
est emergency loans from the Farm
Service Agency (FSA).
"Several months of dry, sunny,


and breezy conditions have caused
drought conditions in much of
Florida," said Buchanan. "The
drought has forced many farmers in
my district to cut back on watering
resulting in significant crop dam-
age. Florida growers help provide a
safe and adequate food supply. I
applaud Governor Crist for seeking
and the USDA for approving a dis-
aster designation to help area farm-
ers struggling with production loss-
es and encourage area growers to
apply for this much-needed assis-
tance."
The FSA will consider loans
based on the farmer's losses, secu-
rity available, and repayment abili-
ty. A disaster was declared for
Highlands, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Madison, Okeechobee, and Taylor
counties. Additional contiguous
counties eligible to apply for assis-
tance are Dixie, Gilchrist, Glades,
Hamilton, Indian River, Leon,
Martin, Osceola, Polk, St. Lucie,
Suwannee, and Wakulla.


GROUNDBREAKING HELD


COURTESY PHOTO
Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring recently broke ground for the new Florida Hospital Medical Pavilion. The two-story
medical pavilion will house physician offices and an ambulatory surgery center. The project will be complete in Spring 2008. From
left are John Negely, Florida Hospital; Al Grishaber, Sun 'n Lake; Mayor George Hensley; John Montgomery Lillibridge; Todd
Goodman, Florida Hospital; John Harding, CEO/President, Florida Hosptial; Tony Chen M.D.; State Representative Denise
Grimsley; Mark Stevens, Stevens Construction; Al Seeley Lillibridge; Doug Ray; Matthew Bird, Seavest Inc,; and Kerry McCormick
Lillibridge.


Levi Skipper
walked a short distance along the
bank, was fired upon by a lone
Indian. The shot took effect in the
muscle of his right arm but did not
break the bone.
"Looking to where the shot had
come from,, Skipper saw the old
Chief standing between him and
the river, holding his smoking gun
but making no attempt to reload it.:
"Seeing there was no escape, the
old Chief called out, 'Me see John.
Me let no other Indian shoot John.
Me friend.'
"Mr. Skipper called to the men,
"boys, I am shot." Bring me anoth-
er gun quick or the cuss will get
away.
"One of the men ran to him with
a loaded gun and raised it to shoot
the old Indian, who stood in plain
view and in easy range, but
Skipper's blood was up and he tried
to take the gun away from the man,
in spite of his wounded arm, insist-
ed on doing the shooting.
"At first the Indian though that
Uncle John was trying to keep the
man from shooting him and a grin
overspread his features as he
though his ruse had worked, but
when he realized the true situation,
he dashed off at high speed for the
nearby river.
"As the Indian disappeared thru
the dense willows growing on the
high bank and dived into the water,
Mr. Skipper had got the gun and as
the Indian, who had swum under
the water until his breath gave out,
bobbed up, Skipper fired, tearing a
huge hole through the top of the
Indian's head.
"There, damn you,' said Uncle
John. 'I'll drag your carcass out of
there mighty soon.' Later, in spite
of his wounded arm, he dived into
the river and dragged the body to
shore, where he proceeded to cut
the head off."
During the Civil War, Skipper
"was opposed to secession and
voted against secession and did not
voluntarily aid, abet or engage in
the rebellion," according to an affi-
davit made by William Raulerson
in 1888 in support of John Levi's
application for a U.S. pension
based on his service in the
Seminole Indian War.
Nevertheless, he enlisted about
1863 in Capt. F.A. Hendry's
Company A, Col. J.C. Munnerlyn's
Battalion and "did faithful service,
never deserted, and surrendered at
the final surrender," according to
F.A. Hendry in an affidavit for his
widow's application for a pension
in 1907.

John expanded his cattle opera-
tions, and Polk County tax lists for
1862 show that he owned 730 head
of cattle. After the Civil War, John
and his family moved to Orlando in
Orange County where they lived
until 1871.
During the post-war years, Mr.
Skipper became identified with the
Republican Party, and some of his
descendants have remained active
in that organization.
After leaving Orange County in
1871, Skipper and his family
moved to manatee County in that
area that is now Hardee County,
several miles east of Zolfo Springs
in the Crewsville settlement.
He applied for a pension based
upon his service in the Third
Seminole War, applying first in
1888 and again in 1892.
Skipper died July 24, 1907, near
Zolfo Springs. His obituary in the
Bartow newspaper reads as fol-
lows:
"As we go to press, news reaches
us of the death of Mr. J.L. Skipper
Sr. who passed away at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. M.A. Roberts,
14 miles east of Zolfo, at the ripe
old age of 81.
"Mr. Skipper. movede) to


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
Hardee High 2007 graduate Justin Painter, son of Gary Painter and Teresa and John Hall of
Wauchula, signed a golf scholarship last week with nearby Webber International University of
Babson Park. He "chose Webber over other schools because ft is-close to home and he can play
on the familiar Greenleaf c&urse." Painter golfed for the Hardee Wildcats all four years. The lone
senior on the 2006-07 squad, he "always dreamed of playing college golf." He was presented the
low stroke average of 37.8, Most Valuable Player, Heartland Player of the Year and four-year
awards. Enjoying the moment on Friday were (from left) Wildcat coach George Heine, Torrey
Oaks mentor Bill Lambert, Teresa Hall, Painter, John Hall and athletic director Val Patarini.


DeSoto County some 35 or 40
years ago. For several years he has
been very feeble, being practically
helpless. The cause of his death is
attributed to old age.
"He was a man of high honor,
and respected by all who knew him.
His death occurred Wednesday
night at 11 o'clock.
"Deceased leaves a wife and sev-
eral children to mourn his demise,
among them our townsman and
postmaster, E.E. Skipper, and J.L.
Skipper, Jr., postmaster at
Lakeland."
On Dec. 28, 1907, Elizabeth J.
Skipper of Zolfo applied for a pen-
sion as the widow of John Skipper
from his service in Capt. F.A.
Hendry's Co. E.E. Skipper and J.A.
Johnson acted as her witnesses.
George W. Hendry of Bartow and
Frederick W. Varn of Fort Meade
, provided an affidavit that they had
served with John Skipper.
On Feb. 4, 1908, the Board of
County Commissioners of DeSoto
County, consisting of R.L.
Holzendorf, C.L. Keene, D.J.
Farabee, D.S. Williams and J.H.
Carlton, recommended that she be
granted an annuity. On Feb. 29, her
claim for a pension was approved
at the rate of $120 per annum, with
pay from Feb. 14.
Elizabeth Jane Holingsworth
Skipper died on Feb. 23, 1908.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Skipper are
buried in the Hart Cemetery,
Hardee County, Florida.
They had the following children:
1. David Henry Skipper, born
Dec. 8, 1850; died Sept. 28, 1921;
married (1) Florida Ann Smith,
Nov. 26, 1874; (2) Dolly Powell,
Feb. 3, 1889.
2. Jonathan Shaw "Jack"
Skipper, born March 4, 1854; died
Sept. 28, 1905; married Letitia
Guest, Jan. 3, 1880.
3. Enoch Eugene Skipper, born
July 31, 1856; died Nov. 2, 1920;
married Martha E. Blount, Jan. 25,
1882.
4. Stephen Skipper, born May 2,
1859; died April 27, 1942; married
Mary Cornelia Hart, July 17, 1890.
5. Martha Ann Skipper, born
Sept. 20, 1861; died Feb. 5, 1947;
married James Irvin Roberts, Nov.
16, 1875.
6. Joseph Lee Skipper, born May
24, 1864; died Sept. 6, 1947; mar-


ried Minnie Merritt Nunnally, May
7, 1891.
7. Thomas Cooper Skipper, born
May 12, 1866; died young.
8. John Levi "Bud" Skipper, born
June 19, 1867; died July 27, 1940;
married Jessie Lee Carlton, Feb.
15, 1893.
9. Mary Jane Skipper, born May
19, 1871; died Dec. 7, 1954; mar-
ried Samuel A. Hart, Dec. 19, 1890.
10. William Oscar Skipper, born
Nov. 10, 1873; died Jan. 10, 1954;
married (1) Bertha Pearl Hart, Jan.
20, 1895; (2) Bertha Herzog
Saunders, July 3, 1919.
References: Skipper-Roberts
Family Bible, originally owned by
Martha A. (Skipper) Roberts; Ive's
map; Hillsborough County "Marks
& Brands Book"; 1862 Polk


County tax List; Martha (Pearce)
Mizell Bible owned by J.H.
Gardner of Lakeland, Fla.; J.L.
Skipper pension & military records
for the Seminole War; J.O. Parrish,
"Battling the Seminoles"; pension
application of Elizabeth J. Skipper,
Florida Archives; information from
Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Gardner,
Lakeland, Fla.; censuses: 1850,
1860 Hillsborough County; 1870
Orange County; 1880 Manatee
County; DeSoto County Marriage
Book.
'Spessard Stone has finished his his-
tory,. "Hardee County: Its Heritage
and People," and has submitted it
to Byron Kennedy II of Southern
Heritage Press in St. Petersburg.
Stone has not yet been advised of a
publication date.


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W.E.S. Honor Ro


Kindergarten
Aliyah Bias
Dawson Cantu
Claire Carlton
Michael Cruz
Marc Delatorre
Joely Garza
Cody Helms
Ashlee Patterson
Diamond Patton
Shelby Spencer
Trey Stephens
Matt Tyson
Valeria Lopez
Hulices Hernandez
Lianna Albritton
Ben Clarke
Sarah Carlton
Conchita Torres
Tara Hines
Aubrey Stark
Joel Martinez
Shelby Zeigler
Diamond Faulk
Ederika Austin
Donquarius Rosario
Rachel St. Fort
Waylen Richardson
Russel Long
Anahi Ramos
Ciera Munoz
Tyson Sutton
Jerika Rimes
Venessa Valerio
Javier Montoya
Angel Perez
Kodie Myers
Julie Harrison
Rafael Alvarez
Dustin Willis
Issac Normil
Alivia Hodges
Lily Franco
Victoria Salazar
Jakayla Hearns
Ashley Kelley
Lizandro "Bo" Villarreal
Christian Brant
Denali Briones
Anthony Rosado
Yamilex Miranda
Bryce Hernandez
Bibiana Mier
Colen Oakes
William Hardin
Adriana Arana
Kaylan Birmingham
Riley Boyette
Marvin Cook
Joseph Long
Makayla Wilson
Oscar Mota
Luis Martinez
Andy Garza
Bethany Carlton
Jerry King-Lopez
Kory Giles
Daniel Sockalosky


1st Grade
Lindsey Barwick
Alexx Brant
Tanner Carlton
Rene Medina
Ayana Daniels
Lexi Harris
Lillianna Ponce
Rico Arana
Sarai Santana
Brilyance Augustus
Joseph Crawford
Cody Davis
Mariela Miramontes
Emily Pierce
Lane Parks
Darwyn Howard
Kara Friers
Sophia Diakamohalis
Mariah Villarreal
Jacques Brown
Dawson Ratliff
Erika Garcia
Sergio Delgado
Cecelia Castillo
Joel Hernandez
Ben Adams
Faith Arreola
Sophie Cardenas
Nubia Hernandez
Maria Paniagua
Alicia Ruiz
Sarai Espinoza
Ricardo Gomez
Corie Benton
Shelby Gibson
Conrad Pace
Emily Patarini
Destiny Scheel
Miguel Ruiz
Joshua Ward
Hope Elliott
Ellie Palmer
Joley Pleger
Gabriella Ruiz
Brooke Shaw
Cole Terrell
Gabriela Montoya
Adelina Servin
Tony Gonzalez
Alexis Piedad
Miguel Cardoza

2nd Grade
Andrea Crawford
Dominique McLeod
Landon Albritton
Hollyann Brown
Parker Carlton
Abby Clark
Morgan Crews
Hayden Lindsey
Selena Miranda
Vaughn Kirkland
Isiah Faulk
Isaac Flores
Madison Rucker
Rosie Fimbres


11 (3rd
Brenda Rosas
Aracely Lopez
Brooklyn Graham
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Wyatt Zeigler
Keith Choate
Faith Hays
Shayla Albritton
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Kyle Choate
Briana Hanchey
Shayna Harned
Juan Hernandez
Jonatan Martinez
Arianna Perez
Amber Westberry
Kendall Winter
Omarie Hudson
Aaron Delatorre
Connor Pritchard
Olivia Flores
Dylan Carmona

3rd Grade
Gabrielle Allen
Jonathan Martin
Sarah McClenithan
Adam Salas
Brandi Swearingen
Diesy Piedad
Erica Valdez
Mara Goodwyn
Kristen Burkett
Kristian Judah
Morgan Walters
Brenda Miramontes
Logan Gunnoe
Rebecca Albritton
Hannah Carlton
Jordan Evers
Dashawna Goad
Reyna Kirkland
Cheyenne Pohl
Carly Wadsworth
Rebeca Espinoza
Karan Limbachiya
Rachel Parlor
Genesis Torres
Rosie Rivers
Kaydance Owens
Seth McGee
Hayden Hawthorne
Morgan Evans
Ally Dotson
Shelby Dees
Ricardo DeSantiago
Conner Crawford
Justin Newman
Eduardo Lopez

4th Grade
Sarah Beth Albritton
Aaron Briones
Gilberto Cardoza
Brooke Dixon
Keyshawn McLeod
Roby Paris
Kiersten Ramirez


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

5th Grade
Caroline Durrance
David Gibson
Karlee Henderson
Emily Hughes
Holly Hughes
Kris Johnson
Lark Lukawkski
Alexan Maddox
Luke Palmer
Katie Smith
Errica Snelling
Reed Woods
Tyler Helms
Arissa Camel
Brandon Beatty
Savannah Miller
Luke Winter
Zachary Battles
Garrett Albritton
Carleigh Coleman
Dustin Goodwyn
Kaitlin Thomas
Moises Duran
Steven Lopez
Charles LaVigueur
Stephanie Belmares
Hannah Grisinger
Eduardo Centeno


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N.W.E.S. Honor Roll (4rd 9 weeks)


Kindergarten
Araujo, Marylu
Bandy, Hannah
Boyett, Chanel
Bragg, Aubrey
Brown, J.M.
Canary, Haley
Cruz, Nicole
Deloera, Carlos
Deloera, Jessica
Deloera, Patricia
Dimock, Makenna
Esparza,Hector
Garcia, Adamaris
Garza, Devina
German, Yadira
Glisson, Hannah
Hernandez, Adelfo
Hill, Devin
Jaramillo, Jose
Kedzior, Rebecca
Kulig, J.C.
Louis, Daniel
Maldonado, Jenny
Martinez, Erica
McGuckin, Drew
McLeod, Randy
Morales, Juaquin
Obregon, Daniel
Pace, Hardee
Phiylor, Nytavis
Plata, Kareli
Ramirez, Fatima
Ramirez, Marta
Rigney, Drew
Rimes, Devan
Rivers, Na'Shawn
Roberts, Drew
Rojas, Rodrigo
Romero, Eric
Ruiz, Paulo
Salazar, Lillian
Salgado,Ricardo
Short, Christina
St. Louis, Jean
Thornton, Cain
Thornton, Caleb
Walker, Jansen
Yang, Dexter

First Grade
Ahir, Krupa
Araujo, Mariadela
Arce, Laura
Arroyo, Domingo
Badillo, Ivan
Benitez, Miguel
Bone, Taylor
Briones,Elena


Brown, Mary
Brownell, Tori
Charles,Jesula
Contreras, Jordan
Delgado,Jcsaiah
Derby, Kaylee
Gillis, Cody
Gomez, Mario
Gomez, Nubia
Hernandez, Pedro
Herrera, Noah
Hines-Gaines, Anwaun
Litton, Joshua
Lopez, Edith
Lopez, Petra
Lopez, Sydni
Loredo,Anthony
Macias, Zachary
Madronal, Rouke
McCoy, Caleb
Neel, Alexis
Nichols, Nicklaus
Norris, Garrett
Patino, Fernando
Paulino, Alex
Perez, Carlos
Perez, Raquel
Ramirez, Jaylon
Ramos, Mayrani
Rosales, Cori-Ann
Salas, Angelica
Salgado, Pablo
Santoyo, Layla
Severe, Anderson
Silos-Sanchez, Marisol
Smith, Kendral
Strey, Halie
Sustaita, Jose
Weeks, Elizabeth
Zuniga, Ray


Fifth Grade
Abel, Isabel
Andrews, Hailey
FaTrrer, Brea
Garcia, McKenzie
Godwin, David
Hartman, Megan
Hernandez, Adriana
Lake, Matthew
Maddox, Wyatt
McClenithan, Lacey
Mendoza, Adam
(Nickolas)
Molina; Erica
Neuhofer, Jacob
Neuhofer, Zachary
O'Bryan, Brittany


Parks, Riana
Roberts, Erica
Royal, Kramer
Ruiz-Venegas, Irene
Salgado, Norma
Singleton, Dana
Steedley, Timothy
Sustaita, Marisol
Weeks, Leah

Fourth Grade
Albritton, Emily
Aleman, Briana
Ames, Alessia
Benton, Karlee
Braddock. Victoria
Bursler, Paige
Cavazos, Sarah
Cisneros, Destiny
Clax, Ciara
Craycraft, Patrick
Cruz, Daynaa
Derby, Hayley
Farr, Allison
GonzalesJose
Harshburger, Melanie
Harvey, Chloe
Hernandez, Vanessa
Jernigan, Hannah
Johnson, Alexandria
King, Sadie
Lane, Cassidy
Lopez, Randi
Lopez, Rebeca
Maldonado, Raquel
Metayer, Esteve
Owens, Tiffany
Paris, Georgeanne
Pena, Christian
Ramirez, Adam
Ruiz, Aron
Salgado, Anabel
Spinks, Nancy
Vickers, Destiny
Zapote, Roberto


Third Grade
Bandy, Amanda
Bennett, Emily
Calvillo, Sonya
Cavazos, Brianna
Chavez, Alexis
Garland, Joel
Guerrero, Laura
Hagans, Andrew
Hall, Matthew
Hefner, Michael
Hodges, Faith


Macedo, Daisy
Mitchell, McClain
Metheny, Camden
Mondragon, Mireya
Moore, Ryan
Mosley, Jakayla
Narciso, Stephanie
Ortiz, Julissa
Perez, Jorge
Strey, Nicholas
Thompson, Joselyn
Trammell, Ty
Wallace, Austin
Weeks, Danielle
Williams, Zahria
Zavala, Juan


Second Grade
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Bembry,Jessica
Bursler, Lance
Canary, J. T.
Cunningham, Courtney
Durrance, Laina
Elizalde, Janie
Farias, Efrain
Farias, Lorenzo
Farr, Darby
Ford, Desiree
Gomez, Jose
Gonzalez, Marisa
Hartman, Molly
Hernandez, Odalis
Kulig, Rayann
Lee, Sherry
Leon, Agapito
Martinez, Erika
Mendieta, Rodrigo
Mimbs, Drew
Molina Santibanez, Eddie
Morales, Agustin
Palacios-Marcial, Kathy
Prestridge, Clayton
Rickett, Jacob
Roberts, Cade
Roberts, Will
Saldana, Rosendo
Salgado, Lusero
Santoyo, Jesse
Silos, Antonia
Smith, Joshua
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COURTESY PHOTOS
North Wauchula Elementary School (NWES) recently held its annual spelling bee. The kinder-
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Walker, Drew Roberts and Fatima Ramirez; (back row) Tony Webb, Hardee Pace, Drew McGuckin,
Erica Martinez, Dexter Yang, Hannah Glisson and Aubrey Bragg.


Fourth graders to take home a trophy included (from left) Karlee Benton, Precious Sherron and
Steve Metayer.


Spelling bee winners for the fifth grade division include (front row, from left) Briana Gardner,
David Godwin and Brea Farrer; (back row) Becky Fleury, Jessica Zavala, Adriana Aguilar, Adriana
Hernandez and Danielle Patterson.


At the annual spelling bee, NWES first graders who participated were (front row, from left)
Elizabeth Weeks, Pablo Salgado, Alexis Neel and Miguel Benitez; (back row) Kendral Smith,
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manager Tanor Durden; (center row) Devin Pearson, Mason Waters, Justin Rickett, Joseph
Juarez, Tommy Redding and German Figueroa; (rear) coaches James Blum, Todd Durden and
Brian Smith.


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Gonzales, Jake Deanda, Mason Gough, Codie Dean, Dustin Scheel and Aaron Briones; (back
row) coaches Jose Carrillo, Walt Altman and Raul Alamia.


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Brewer, Dylan Norwood, Trenton Moon, Zach Carranco, Reed Woods and Tyler Hewett; (second
row) Michael Chason, Austin Stoner, Wyatt Kofke, Cleston Sanders, Colton Mills and Steven
Crews; (back row) coaches Bobby Brewer, Kenny Hewett and Randy Crews.
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Ramirez, Jacob Bolin, Kyle Schrank and Will Bennett; (second row) Roby Paris, Kacey Bryant,
Vince Grimsley, Luke Palmer and Kramer Royal; (back row) coaches Todd Bolin, Wally Helms and
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Moving around the diamond for the Florida Fuel Mets were (front row, from left) Dustin Goodwyn,
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Battles, Matthew Grace, Justin Forrester, Michael Grace and Ezekiel Servin; (back row) coaches
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PAGE ONE


Summer Food Service

Program Is Under Way


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board is once again sponsoring the
summer Food Service Program for
children.
Several schools, churches, and
learning centers will be providing
breakfast and lunch for needy chil-
dren and those attending summer
school.
The program began May 31 and
will continue through July 31.
Nutritional meals are provided dur-
ing summer vacation to children 18
years old and younger. Summer
feeding sites are open at different
times and different dates.
Bowling Green Elementary
School (BGE), Hardee Senior High
School (HHS) and Wauchula Ele-
mentary School (WES) opened
Monday and will continue Mon-
days through Thursdays through
July 12.
BGE is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30
a.m. for breakfast and from noon to
12:30 p.m. for lunch. WES serves
breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
HHS is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8
a.m. for breakfast and 11:15 a.m. to
11:45 a.m. for lunch.
Hardee Junior High School/Hill-
top Elementary and Zolfo Springs
Elementary serve Monday through
Friday and will be open throughout
the entire program.
Hardee Junior High School/Hill-
top Elementary is open from 8:15


a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and
11:30 p.m. to noon for lunch. Zolfo
Springs Elementary School will be
open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for
breakfast and from noon to 12:30
p.m. for lunch.
Progressive Early Childhood
Center will be open through July 31
each week Monday through Friday.
Breakfast is from 8:45 a.m. to 9
a.m. and lunch is from noon to
12:15 p.m.
First Baptist Children's Academy
will be open Monday through
Friday through July 31 with break-
fast beginning at 7:15 a.m. and end-
ing at 8 a.m. and lunch beginning at
11 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m..
, The YMCA Child Care Facility
will not open until July 16 and will
end July 31. It will be open
Monday through Thursday and will
open for breakfast from 7:30 a.m.
to 8 a.m. and for lunch from 11:30
a.m. to noon.
A few facilities will only serve
lunch. New Vision Learning Center
in Zolfo Springs and New Hope
Baptist Church will be open
throughout the entire program
Monday through Friday.
New Vision Learning Center
serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 11:15
a.m. and New Hope serves at 10:30
a.m. and closes at 10:45 a.m..
South Florida Community
College will also be open for lunch
through June 15 Monday through
Friday. It serves lunch from noon
to 12:15 p.m.


Outta' The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


VISION FOR A BRIGHTER
DEER HUNTING FUTURE"
Come up with oold and innovative ideas for a new statewide deer man-
agement plan. That's the directive from the commissioners of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to the agency's staff.
And we created a deer management team just for this purpose, draw-
ing from the wisdom of some of our best biologists, land and habitat man-
agers, a regional director and senior law enforcement officers.
The.team has met every month since October to discuss possible strate-
gies and methods that will meet future goals and objectives for deer man-
agement and hunting, to improve customer satisfaction by providing more
quality hunting experiences for the state's more than 200,000 deer hunters.
Previous surveys of licensed hunters have provided insight into deer
hunting in Florida and what deer hunters want. It's clear from the feedback
there's a diversity of ideas and opinions about deer management and regu-
lations.
Besides monthly internal meetings, key members of the team also meet
each month with members of the public who. have a serious interest and
stake in deer management. They represent many of the state's hunting orga-
nizations/associations, other governmental agencies and large landholding
companies.
Together, these folks are spending countless hours hashing over the
many details, obstacles, differences of opinion, theories and strategies that
need to be discussed and figured out so the best deer management plan can
be drafted.
The challenges this group faces are many and multi-faceted, and there
are no clear-cut, easy fixes that can be applied to solve every issue.
Florida's deer are unlike any other state's. Much of our state is not
blessed with rich soils capable of producing high-quality, year-round nutri-
tion for deer. Florida's herd has adapted to the sandy soils in which it lives,
not to mention the extreme heat and parasites the deer must endure.
Florida's unique, but relatively infertile, coastal habitats affect our
deers overall body weights and antler development. But it influences more
than that. It also means Florida's does don't produce as many fawns each
year, and that equates to fewer deer and herds that have more trouble
"bouncing back" from hard times or too much harvest pressure.
That's why we have to be careful harvesting does in most parts of
Florida compared to other states.
The point is, you can't just take what another state is doing for deer
management and apply it to Florida. And, to make matters even more com-
plicated, whatever plan the team does come up with, can't be applied in a
"broad brush" fashion across the entire state.
Florida's northern-tiered counties that border Georgia and Alabama
actually have pretty fertile soil, and you have to manage that herd differ-
ently than you would the deer that live in the poorer habitat of Southwest
Florida.
And speaking of habitats, Florida's are so diverse the deer team is look-
ing at creating deer management units. These units would help the FWC
manage deer at more of a local level. Now that doesn't necessarily mean
there will be different season dates for each unit. But it might mean more
variation than the three hunting zones we currently have.
At this time, the team doesn't know just how many units there may be.
But, the many factors going into "where" they may be and where to draw
the boundaries include similarities in vegetation and land cover, soil com-
positions, geographic features, deer population densities and timing of the
rut.
Some ideas being tossed around by the team and stakeholders include
shorter hunting seasons and more conservative bag limits and antler restric-
tions in some places. These are things other states are doing, and the group
just needs to decide what blend of those type of things might work here.
As you can see, the team's definitely got its work cut out for it.
But the FWC's always tried to please as many of the state's anglers and
hunters as possible in regards to fishing/hunting rules and regulations,
while at the same time managing the plethora of wildlife resources for their
'future benefit.
And that's all the deer team's trying to do please the majority of
deer hunter's by increasing the quality of the hunting experience on public
and private lands, now and into the future.
So watch for a new deer management plan that's really going to be
good for Florida's hunters and good for the quality of deer we have here.
A plan designed by deer hunters for deer hunters. The future's definitely
looking bright for those who've been looking forward to a progressive, pos-
itive change. And change is a-comin'.
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony. Young @ FWC. com.


COURTESY PHOTO
Emergency Management representatives at the conference included: (front row from left) Jill Peve and Rich Shepard of Hardee;
Ed McCrane, Sarasota; Dick Haynes, Manatee; Pedro Carrasquillo, Osceola; Pete McNally, Polk and Catherine Furr, DeSoto; (back
row) Nell Withers, PRECo; Mike Choate, Hardee; Miles Green, PRECo; Tom Moran, Highlands; Jerry Twiggs, PRECo; Richard
Halquist, Osceola; Paul Womble, Polk; and Doug Christ, DeSoto.


Getting Power Restored


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
With an estimated 17 named
storms approaching this coming
hurricane season, it's enough to
keep everyone on their toes. Nine
are predicted to be hurricanes; five
are expected to be intense storms.
Peace River Electric Cooperative
Inc. (PRECo) held its third Annual
Emergency Management Confer-
ence in Wauchula recently to dis-
cuss its power restoration plan in
the event that catastrophic hurri-
cane damage occurs. The confer-
ence included many local officials.
The plan was presented by three
of PRECo's vice presidents: Miles
Green, operations; Jerry Twiggs,
engineering; and Nell Withers,
marketing and member services.
"The knowledge gained by this
annual event benefits our members,
the 10 counties we serve and the


cooperative itself," said Twiggs.
Representatives from Emergency
Management, offices in seven
counties, including Hardee,
DeSoto, Highlands, Manatee,
Osceola, Polk and Sarasota,were
there to discuss how the plan would
affect the citizens of their respec-
tive counties.
PRECo's plan calls for safe and
efficient restoration of power in the
shortest amount of time possible.
Since the cooperative is part. of
the Touchstone Energy network, it
can call for additional power line
technicians from out-of-state to
assist with power restoration.
Having past experience from the
2004 hurricanes, and planning
ahead of time helps PRECo's emer-
gency management response and
provides training to deal with unex-
pected situations as they come up,
says its press release.


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Hardee


High school sweethearts John
and Sandy Lankford will celebrate
their 35th wedding anniversary
from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June
9, at the Sebring Lions Club, 3400
Sebring Parkway.
Over the years the couple has put
each other through college and
became teachers.
They are the parents of three chil-
dren. Jeremy and his wife Tassie
reside in Clearwater, where the par-
ents were married on May 20,
1972. Nathan is a college student
living in Orlando. Janna English


and her husband Frank live in Lake
Placid.
The Lankfords have three grand-
children, Dalton, Garrett and Riley
English, whom they enjoy visiting.
Health issues over the years have
prevented the couple from publicly
celebrating their anniversary until
now.
All friends, family and former
students are encouraged to attend
this celebration where the Lank-
fords want to take the opportunity
to tell each how much their prayers,
encouragement and support have
meant over the past 35 years.


Mr. and Mrs. John Lankford today.


The Lankfords on their wedding day in 1972.


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Carpenter Earns
Special Honor
Maya Carpenter, the daughter of
James and Sharon Carpenter of
Bowling Green, was accepted ipto
the New York journalism course of
the World Journalism Institute, held
May 13-June 1 at The King's
College in Manhattan.
Carpenter is one of 15 journalism
students offered this scholarship to
study for three weeks with promi-
nent journalists and writers from
the New York Daily News, New
York Times and Indianapolis Star.
Luncheon speakers will include
journalists from The New Yoirker,
New York Sun, New Criterion,
National Review and FOX News.
The curriculum involved lec-
tures, discussion, assignments and
field trips. Dr.. Robert Carle of The
King's College will take students to
visit several New York mosques
and talk with prominent imams.
Eric Metaxas, speaker and author of
"Amazing Grace: William Wilber-
force and the Heroic Campaign to
End Slavery," will also teach.


Hardee Alumus
Now FSU Grad
Peter J. Brewer, son of Richard
D. and .Helen L. Brewer of Ona,
graduated from Florida State
University on April 27, 2007.
A 2003 Hardee Senior High
School graduate, Brewer plans to
move from Tallahassee to New
Orleans, La., where he will attend
the Tulane University School of
Law.
At Florida State, he earned a
bachelor of science degree in inter-
national affairs with a minor in mid-
dle eastern studies. While in.that
study program, he was active in the
school's World Affairs Program, a
mock United Nations.


The mission of the World
Journalism Institute is to recruit,
equip, place and encourage journal-
ists of faith in the mainstream news-
rooms of America.
Since the program ended,
Carpenter became a reporter for the
Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper
in Asheville, N.C.
She is a 2002 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School, and a 2007
graduate of the University of
Florida.


COURTESY PHOTOS
James Williamson and Mable Taylor at their marriage in June,
1957.


Mr. and Mrs. James Williamson seen recently in a family photo.

Williamsons Celebrate

50th Anniversary


Brewer
Babies are such a nice way to
start people.


The children of James and Mable
Williamson are honoring them with
a reception and barbecue luncheon
on Saturday.
Relatives. and friends of the cou-
ple are invited to stop by the Fort
Green Baptist Church from I to 3
p.m. and bring a special photo,
memory, story or memento to be
included in a family scrapbook for
them.
Mable B. Taylor, daughter of
Clarence and Vera Taylor, married
James W. Williamson, son of
Charlie and Minnie Lee William-
son,. on June 13, 1957 at Lake Dale
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Baptist Church. They were married
by the Rev. J. H. Rhodes in a 7 p.m.
ceremony.
Patricia Teal (now Albritton) was
the Maid of Honor and the groom's
brother was his Best Man. Hostess
Maggie Harrington played the
piano and sang a beautiful solo
selection. She also made the bride's
veil and gloves. The cake was
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Rise & Shine
By Tecl Simonson
HOW CAN ANYONE HOPE TO WIN
The jails are full. Worse, the rate of released felons returning to life
behind bars after creating new crimes is close to 70 percent.
Drugs and addicts are increasing. Divorce numbers stay high as shat-
tered families try to regroup and move on.
Wars and rebellions wrack the planet. Disease and death follow.
How can a person win through to a life of peace and stability?
Especially if. .
1. He has no idea of the cosmic battle being waged behind the scenes?
"Our struggle is not against flesh and blood," the Bible tells us, "but against
the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritu-
al forces of evil."
2. He is fighting but on the wrong battlefield. The conflict is not polit-
ical, military or psychological. Once again, the Bible is instructive as we see
Jesus casting out demons while ignoring Pilate and Herod, the political big
shots of His day.
3. He doesn't know his enemy or how that enemy operates. "If you are
the Son of God," said the devil, "tell these stones to become bread." Satan
goes for the spectacular and that which looks good." But Jesus answered,
"Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the
mouth of God."
4. He ignores or underestimates the only One who can help him. "I am
the Way, the Truth and the Life," said Jesus in perhaps the greatest statement
ever made. It is easy to include it in "100 Outstanding Quotes" and miss its
stunning scope.
The Master did not say He was the greatest among many. He pro-
nounced a majestic singularity against which all other ways, truths and lives
fail and fall.
How can anyone hope to win through to peace and stability without a
relationship with the Winner? It can't be done.
However, there is good news. The Lord stands ready to assist anyone
who is really serious about knowing Him.

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Ledford. Paternal grandparents are
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Mr. and Mrs. Trever Thompson,
Zolfo Springs, a seven pound eight
ounce son Ethan Isaac, born May
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Wauchula. Maternal great-grandfa-
ther is Seledonio Trinidad of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal grandparents are
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Wauchula. Paternal great-grandpar-
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and Porter Lambert of Franklin,
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Gardner Baptist Church will
celebrate its 117th year with
Homecoming on Sunday. After
Sunday School at 10 a.m., church
pastor Dr. Harold Brown will bring
the message at the 11 a.m. service.
After the service, there will be a
basket lunch served in the church
fellowship hall. Everyone is invited
to drop by the church on U.S. 17
about 10 miles south of Zolfo
Springs and share with the congre-
gation in this special Sunday.
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Carlos "Carlitos" Adrian Reyes
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a May 12 Happy Face party at his
home.
Guests feasted on fajitas, chicken
wings, ribs, rice, beans and, of
course, the birthday cake, which
was made. by Diego Jay Turru-
biates.
Joining the honoree for his birth-
day party were his brother Julian
Reyes Jr., godparents Jose and
Lupita Turrubiates and their chil-
dren Diego Jay, German and
Jasmine Turrubiates, uncle Celso
Montes and aunt Lourdes Reyes
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State Park on May 19. The theme
was Spiderman.
The honoree and his guests en-
joyed finger sandwiches, fruit and
vegetable trays and, of course, his
cake.
Joining in his celebration were
grandparents Nedra Cornelius,
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Crowdgoers prepare to release balloons in honor of those babies lost to abandonment, abuse or
abortion.

Angel House Dedicated


By PENNY JOHNSON
Special To The Herald-Advocate
On May 12 Gloria Reynolds, the
founder of Angel House Ministries,
led a candlelight vigil on Main
Street.
Many people came out to speak
on behalf of this new ministry God
is birthing in Hardee County. One
hundred balloons were released
simultaneously at the closing of the
service to commemorate those
babies lost to abortion or abandon-
ment.
Four years ago through a
prophetic word through the Rev.
Marilyn Weeks, the Lord revealed
the vision for Angel House Infant
Rescue Center to Reynolds. A year
later, the prophecy was confirmed
by another minister. Since that
time the vision has taken shape and
the center will soon become a real-
ity. The mission of this ministry is
to bridge the gap between childless
couples and abandoned babies.
God has specifically told
Reynolds that 2007 is the year
Angel House will become active.
In speaking with her, she tells of
her plan to work with existing
agencies as much as possible to get
things rolling.


Gloria Reynolds, founder of Angel House, holds young Rosi
Gonzalez while she speaks to the crowd about her mission.


Every day young women find
themselves pregnant and alone.
Without help, they struggle with
their choices and often choose one
that leaves the child as the victim of
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three days of birth, leaving it at a
hospital, firehouse, health depart-
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placed in emergency shelter and
prepared for adoption.
When Angel House is operational
these young women will have a
safe place to leave their babies
where they will be nurtured, loved
and given a chance at a better life.
Adoption is a much better choice
for the child.
Currently Hardee County has
dropped to third place within the
state in teen pregnancy. It has usu-
ally occupied the first or second
position on that list. Hardee and
Highlands counties together have
approximately 4,000 homeless
children. Surely there are parents
somewhere in these counties who
would expand their families to
include at least some of these chil-
dren.
On May 19 this ministry was
dedicated to God's service by Rev.
Weeks who deserved the honor of
dedicating this ministry. She com-
mented that she was pleased to hear
that the prophecy was being ful-
filled. "I seldom hear the outcome
when I speak prophecy to some-
one," she said.
Reynolds is very busy right now
with meetings and travels and has
requested inquiries be directed to
Soul Harvest Ministries at 863-
773-4994.


The Zolfo Springs Police Department recently went to Zolfo Springs Elementary School to reward
winners of a special coloring contest with a prize. A goodie bag containing a coloring book, pen-
cil and gift cards to Pizza Hut, Wal-Mart and Burger King was given to the winners of each grade
level. Pictured here are (front row from left) kindergartener Ingrid Mendoza, first grader
Johnathan Chavarria and third grader Austin Walker; (middle row) second grader Cyanne Rivera,
fifth grader Gabriel Balderas and fourth grader Meagan Shivers; (back) Ofc. Reggie Jones, Police
Chief Chris Baty and Principal Jan Beckley.



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By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
South Florida Community
College is offering the new Florida
Ready Work Credential program in
Hardee County.
Combined with the Heartland
Workforce Investment Board,
SFCC will be offering the program
to determine how well employees
and those seeking jobs understand
the basic demands of the work-
place.
The program is administered by
the Florida Department of
Education and the Agency for
Workforce Innovation.
The three-part program is cen-
tered on reading for information,
applying mathematics and locating
information. Upon completion of
the program, a certificate is issued.
In other words, can you read and
understand instructions, do basic
math (measuring, counting) and
find out more about a .certain topic:


Each certificate is signed by
Governor Charlie Crist and award-
ed at three levels: Gold (minimum
score of five), Silver (minimum
score of four) and Bronze (mini-
mum score of three.)
Employers may use the certifica-
tion to assess a person's competen-
cy when hiring and promoting
employees. It can also be used to
measure good working skills
among those currently employed.
Through SFCC, those wishing to
enter the program can .receive pre-
instructional tests to determine if
they have workforce skills.
Those in need of more prepara-
tion may receive tutoring from self-


paced work at home or on a com-
puter. For one-on-one assistance,
personal tutors are available at any
SFCC campus.
Employers wishing to have their
employees obtain the credential
should contact the Heartland
Workforce.
Employees can be tested at their
work site through the Heartland
Workforce Mobile One-Stop. For
more information, call the
Workforce at 773-3435.
Individuals seeking the creden-
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hired or promoted should call the
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licenses
were issued recently in the office
of the county court:
Dustin Matthew Miles, 18, Lake
Alfred, and Kazie Lynn Spiker, 15,
Auburndale.
Crumpton Bell Harden Jr., 67,
Wauchula, and Carmen Hall
Harden, 57, Wauchula.
Jeffrey S. Stringer, 45, Wauchula,
and Melissa Denise Miller Darty,
35, Wauchula.
Joe Gregory Ray, 24, Wauchula,
and Amanda Marie Alderman, 20,
Wauchula.
Charles Brent Schench, 45, Avon
Park, and Tina M. Gilbert, 31,
Wauchula.
Ryan Jay Realsola, 19, Wauchula,
and Houston Sapphire Flores, 16,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Commonwealth Financial Sys-
tems Inc. vs. Laura M. McClelland,
default judgment.
Teachers Credit Union vs.
Christopher G. Hutchison, order
approving stipulated agreement.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Jeff Austin McCall, judg-
ment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in .
county court:
Catarino Dario Borjas, criminal
mischief, probation 12 months, no.
contact with victims, $315 fine and


court costs, $150 investigative
costs, $200 restitution.
William Charles Carter Jr., pos-
session of marijuana, adjudication
withheld, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public defend-
er fee.
Barbara Lee Hassell, three counts
battery, disorderly intoxication and
violation of probation (original
charges two counts domestic bat-
tery, giving a false name to a law
enforcement officer and battery),
probation revoked, four months in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS).
Gerald Lee Murphy, disorderly
intoxication, time served.
Jesus Reynosa Perez, resisting
arrest without violence, not prose-
cuted.
Wesley Petiphar, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Demesio Flores Rodriguez,
assault, not prosecuted.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning the
case.
Barbara Lee Hassell, violation of
probation (original charge leaving
the scene of a crash with property
damage), probation revoked, four
months in jail CTS (concurrent with
misdemeanor sentence).
Francisco Salas, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), one
day in jail CTS, $540 fine and court


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102,412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
to receive the recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
authorizing the transmittal of the Ordinance Nos. 2007-12,
2007-13, 2007-14 and 2007-16 to State of Florida, Department of
Community Affairs:
Ordinance No. 2007-12
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Futured
Land Use Map to the Generalized Mining Overlay Map--Map 2 to
correct scrivener's mapping inaccuracies encompassing approximately 521
acres; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for
an effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-13
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 331.60+/-acres
from Agriculture to Hiqhway Mixed Use Future Land Use District;
providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for an
effective date;
AND
Ordinance No; 2007-14
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 872+/- acres from
Agriculture and Public Institutional to Rural Center Future Land Use
District; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and
for an effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-16
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to establish
a Public School Facilities Element; providing forseverability; for repeal


of conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date


and adopting
Ordinance No. 2007-04
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06120/02, as
amended, amending the text of Policy S2.1--Sanitary Sewer, Solid
Waste. Drainage. Potable Water and Natural Groundwater
Recharge Element providing for the ability to locate public supply sewer or
potable water facilities to be located in all land use categories identified in the
Future Land Use Element of the "Comp Plan; providing for severability,
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date;

and adopting
Ordinance No. 2007-05
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06120102, as
amended amending the text of Policy L1.12 Future Land Use Element
and Policy C2.4--Conservation Element establishing that lots of record
along the Peace River, Horse Creek, Charlie Creek and Payne Creek may be
eligible for development provided a lot is not less than five acres in land area;
providing that all other regulations as established in the Hardee County
Comprehensive Plan, Hardee County Unified Land Development Code, and any
other state or federal agency with jurisdiction shall apply to any request for
development permits on said lots of record; providing for severability;
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date

and adopting
Ordinance No. 2007-06
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06/20102 as
amended expanding the Rural Center Future Land Use Map
designation; providing for assurance of implementation of Policy E1.1, Policy
Ei.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; providing for
repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date

and adopting
Ordinance No. 2007-11
Amending the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code,
as amended (Ordinance No. 1996-02), providing for severability;. providing
for repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.

This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these
Ordinances 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
South 9' Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall have the right
to be heard. In rendering its decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony.
that Is relevant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, 'b 6f County Commissioners
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order.
Edna Hall Morris and DOR vs.
Delbert E. Ward Jr., order and
amended order for child support.
Maria Sanchez vs. Francisco
Salas, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Carolina M. Luna and DOR vs.
Lisa J. Castro, child support order.
Lisa Rigdon and DOR vs.
Fitzroy Richard, child support con-
tempt order.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When


costs, $40 public defender fee.
Robert Dorte Ahlbrandt, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Francisco Leon Berrios, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 30 fine
and court costs.
Joel DeSantiago, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, produced valid
license, $205 court costs.
Benjamin Garcia Garciano, DUI,
no valid license, no registration, dri-
ving an uninsured vehicle and
attaching tag no assigned, time
served, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months, no
alcohol or bars, alcohol abuse eval-
uation and treatment, DUI school,
$637.50 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, 50 hours com-
munity service; refusal to submit to
DUI tests, not prosecuted.
Aldalberto Hernandez, leaving
the scene of an accident with injury
and property damage, n6t prosecut-
ed.
Rene Martinez-Rivera, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Silvia Marleny Mbntes, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Betty Jean Brown vs. Charlie
Linnex, petition to clarify property
title.
Berta Morales vs. Stewart Calvo,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs.
Stephanie Perry, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Mindy S. Castillo and the
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Juan A. Castillo, petition for an
administrative child support order.
Keesha L. Baker and DOR vs.
Alonzo Graham, petition for an
administrative child support order.
Kathy Anita Cason vs. Janie
Paulette Najor, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Kathy Anita Cason vs. Maudie
Crooms, petition for injunction for
protection.
Kathy Anita Cason vs. Harold
Crooms, petition for injunction for
protection.
Midfirst Bank vs. Remedios
Cardenas and Linda Perez, petition
to foreclose mortgage.
Leroy Horden vs. Florida Parole
Commission, petition to review
inmate situation.
Joseph Comptis vs. James
McDonough and the state
Department of Corrections (DOC),
petition to review inmate situation.
Dottie Allen vs. Victor Smith,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA vs.
Cynthia A. Trevino et al, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Simona Ancelmo and Agustin
Ancelmo, divorce.
Ronnie Rias vs. J. Loran Cog-
burn, Sheriff, petition to review
arrest.
Chiquita Lane Robinson vs.
Dwain A. Lane, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down by the circuit
court judge:
Jennifer Williams Castillo vs.
Mark Dwaine Williams, voluntary
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
Alice Davis vs. Jerry Litton Sr.,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Juana M. Delgado and Luis R.
Delgado, divorce.
Juana Maria Delgado vs. Juvenal
Ayala Guadarrama, injunction for
protection.
Christina M. Diaz and DOR vs.
Doris Ann Parrish, child support
order.
Annie Bell Jewell and James
Jewell, divorce.
Hortencia Perez and DOR vs.
Maria Parsons, voluntary dismissal.
Ramona Diane Matthews and
DOR vs. Archie James Hines, child
support order.
Brenda Lee Trevino and DOR vs.
Graciela Trevino, child support
order.
Judith Lynn Shultis and Dean
Lewis Shultis, divorce.
Vickie Ann Alamia and DOR vs.
Raul Jiminez Alamia Jr., voluntary
dismissal.
Maricela Hernandez and DOR
vs. Arturo Marquez, voluntary dis-
missal.
Sheila Hash vs. William P.
Baucom, injunction for protection.
Terry Clark and Carol M. Clark,


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.
Nicholas James Alvarado, bur-
glary or attempted t'irglary of a
dwelling, adjudication. withheld,
probation two years, no contact
with victims, $495 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
restitution to be set, 100 hours com-
munity service.
Ivan Becerra, possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia with intent to sell, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation 18
months, warrantless search and
seizure, no use of alcohol or drugs,
curfew, evaluation and treatment,
$495 fine and court costs, 75 hours
community service.
Catarino Dario Borjas, violation
of probation (original charge pos-
session of a firearm by a felon),
probation revoked, six months in
jail CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Cassandra Faye Cook, criminal
mischief and violation of a domes-
tic violence injunction for protec-
tion, transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
John Wayne Crews, two counts
lewd conduct, 20 months Florida
State Prison to be followed by 10
years sexual offender probation on
each count, consecutive, no contact
with victim or any child under the
age of 18, $495 fine and court
costs.
Melissa Denise Darty, possession
of drug paraphernalia, transferred
to county misdemeanor court.
Danny Wayne Day, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of methamphetamine), viola-
tion affidavit withdrawn, probation
terms completed, case closed.
Nathan Ray Deanda, violation
of probation (original charge grand
theft auto), probation revoked, 18
months community control-house
arrest, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Katherine Elizabeth Faulk, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church or school and possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, two years probation, cur-
few, evaluation and treatment, no
illegal drugs or alcohol or contact
with those who do, warrantless
search and seizure, $370 fine and
court costs and $100 public defend-
er fees placed on lien.
Willie James Hall, violation of
community control (original charge
purchase of cocaine), probation
revoked, three months in jail CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien.
Joe Allen Hearns, grand theft and
obtaining property with a worthless
check, not prosecuted.
Kenneth Marvin Lee, violation
of probation (original charge felony
fleeing to elude a police officer),
adjudication withheld, probation
reinstated.
Olga Martinez Mendoza, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
grand theft), probation terminated
by state, all fines and fees have
been paid.
Amanda Nicole Moran, aggra-
vated battery on a law enforcement
officer, not prosecuted.
Janie Paulette Najor, possession
of cocaine, not prosecuted.
Jesus Reynosa Perez, resisting
arrest without force, transferred to
county misdemeanor court; tamper-
ing, not prosecuted.
Charlie Lee Rivers, violation of
probation (original charges three
counts sale of cocaine), violation
affidavit withdrawn, reinstate pro-


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bation.
Davie Rodriguez, trafficking in
amphetamine amended to pos-
session of methamphetamine, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
resisting an officer without violent
force and felony fleeing to elude an
officer with lights and siren active,
probation two years, random drug
screens, curfew, no alcohol or
drugs, evaluation and treatment,
warrantless search and seizure,
$495 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees, restitution to
be set not more than $1,000, 75
hours community service.
Samuel William Sink III, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
possession of methamphetamine,
introduction of contraband into jail
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia), probation reinstated, continue
payments on fines and court costs.
Jeffrey Scott Stringer, possession
of drug paraphernalia, transferred
to county misdemeanor court; pos-
session of methamphetamine, not
prosecuted.
Lee Edward Taylor, battery, pro-
bation one year, no contact with
victim, $722 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees; aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
William Paul Wilkerson, felony
fleeing to elude a police officer and
violation of probation (original
charge false or fraudulent insurance
claims), probation revoked, 120
days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $100 public defender fees
added to outstanding fines and fees.
Teng Yang, driving while license
suspended, transferred to county
criminal traffic court; aggravated
battery on a pregnant woman, not
prosecuted.
Christine Hache Merritt, 13
counts uttering a forged instrument,
grand theft and forgery, two years
probation, random drug screens,
curfew, drug abuse evaluation and


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AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


INVITATION TO BID
South Florida Community College is issuing the following invitation to Bid:
ITB 07-10 Parking Lot Expansion-Hardee Campus

South Florida Community College (SFCC), Avon Park, Florida, 33825, in compliance with Section
287.057 Florida Statutes, and State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF), is accepting
sealed bids from appropriately licensed firms to provide the materials and labor necessary for the
excavation, grading and installation of a new asphalt parking area.
Construction plans and specifications, including the lighting of the parking area, are available
from the Purchasing Office at 600 West College Drive, Building C-1, Avon Park, Florida 33825.
The Hardee Campus is located off State Road 35 (U.S. Highway 17) near the City of Wauchula, in
Hardee County, Florida.
To be considered for award of this bid, you must have submitted your sealed bid by 2:00 p.m.
(EST), Thursday, June 14, 2007.
Any questions you may have prior to this can be directed to R.T. (Dick) Peavy, Coordinator of
Purchasing, South Florida Community College, by phone at 863-784-7275, by Fax 863-453-6656, or
by e-mail purchasing()Southflorida.edu.
The completed bid response must be received in the Purchasing Office, South Florida Community
College, Building C-1, 600 W. College Dr, Avon Park, FL 33825 no later than the time and date
described above, at which time they will be opened. Responses received after that time will not be
considered for this ITB. Responses must be received sealed to be accepted and labeled with the
above titled Bid.
The submitted responses will be reviewed by College personnel and or consultants to evaluate any
conditions of the received bids to ensure compliance with the specifications. The bid, if awarded, will
be awarded to the qualified firm which offers the best value for the College. The Bid Tabulation will
be posted no later than 10 days after the due date on the Purchasing Web site at:.
http://www.southflorida.edu/businessaffairs/businessoffice/purchasing/index. The ITB opening
meeting is open to the public. Any person requiring special accommodations for this meeting should
immediately notify the Coordinator of Purchasing at 863-784-7275.
It is the plan of SFCC to have all work completed, inspected, and accepted for use by Friday,
August 17, 2007.

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treatment, no contact with business,
warrantless search and seizure,
$495 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees, $3,125 resti-
tution, 100 hours community ser-
vice; two counts uttering forged
bills, not prosecuted.
Ruth Arlene Kulesz, possession
of marijuana, possession of cocaine
and felony driving while license
suspended, met all conditions, pro-
bation terminated early.
Luciano Lara IV, violation of
"probation (original charges bur-
glary of a conveyance and grand
theft auto), probation revoked, 364
days CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Helen F. Keller to Bow Tie
Farms Inc., $75,000.
John M. and Carolyn A. Fagnani
to William T. Costolo as trustee, $1
million.
Guy A. Willard to William T.
Costolo as trustee, $1.05 million.
Randy L. and Donna L. Bray to,
Robbie Lamar Smith, $42,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Jose A.
and Yvonne Miranda Espinosa,
Pablo and Maria A. Espinosa and
Christine Marie Espinosa,
$228,240.
Lem J. Jr. and Charlotte S.
Brown to Ralph Marshall Bladen,
$87,000.
Pedro A. Serrano to Celso R. and
Isabel C. Lopez Cepera, $100,000.
Jerry E. and Beverly A. Harrison
to Charles W. and Cheryl A.
. Freeman, $188,830.
Sarah L. Johnson to Jack B. and
Jackie C. Garlitt, $84,000.
Household Finance Corp. III to
3B Housing LLC, $68,500.
Robert W. Jr. and Linda C.
Norman to Arthur S. Womack as
trustee, $349,900.







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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


John Freeman


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Commercial location on corner lot. Located one block east of North
US Hwy 17. Lot is 205x155. Has cottage which could be used as a
temporary office. Property is high & dry! $135,000 MLS 194616

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feature new listings. Please check our ad weekly and
don't forget to view all of our properties on our
website at www.floresrealty.net


Wauchula Hills-2 Mobile Homes, 1
is 2003, 1 is 2005. Both are 4BR 2BA
and in good locations! Look at these
today. $96,000 MLS 194734
$115,000 MLS 189017
3BR 1.5BA frame home with large
family room in Zolfo Springs.
$89,000 MLS 195883
2 new homes in Bowling Green. Both
3BR 2BA. 1 living area 1,515 for
$159,000 MLS 193597. 1 living area
1,680 for $169,000 MLS 193595


5 acres out from Zolfo Springs.
Nature trails, oak trees, wildlife
and small creek on property. Has
shallow well and existing septic
tank. Asking just $129,000
Still available-Well kept 3BR 2BA
CB home in Knollwood. Good fam-
ily home. Price Reduced to
$219,000 MLS 193230
3BR 1BA CB home in Wauchula
Hills Subdivision. $105,000 MLS
195926


5 acres on Sasser Road. Lots of young oaks. Electric available. $79,000

If you have good credit and a job, but need assistance for
down payment and closing costs, we have sources.available.
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*In trouble with your payments??
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Aon"TUNu" After hours 863-773-2840


Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mishoe
Lisa Douglas
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(863) 698-2971
(863) 781-3587
(863) 781-3247
(863) 781-4585


John Freeman (863) 773-6141
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734


Classifieds


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


'04 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, low miles,
dual air, 3rd seat, leather, $18,995.
Call Ray Rivas 773-4744. 6:7c
2004 F150 FORD Lariat 4-door, 63,000
miles. Must see! 781-1062. 6:7c
1996 FORD EXPLORER, excellent,
$5,200. Call Sue 832-0098. 6:7-14p
'05 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country LXI,
leather, full power, $17,995. Call Ray
Rivas 773-4744. 6:7c
2002 4-DOOR DODGE. Must sell!
$9,500 cash. 781-1062. 6:7c


T1996 FORD EXPLORER, excellent
condition, $5,200. Call Sue 832-0098.
6:7-14p
'06 CHEVY IMPALA, full power, CD,
low miles, $14,995. Call Ray Rivas
773-4744. 6:7c
'98 DODGE DIESEL truck, $5,000.
781-1062. 6:7c
2004 GMC SIERRA SLE, fully loaded,
40,000 miles, auto., 20" wheels, 12"
subs optional, $18,000. 245-6802.
6:7-14p

'03 FORD F-150, auto, a/c, $9,995. Call
Ray Rivas 773-4744: 6:7c
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars. We
pick-up. Crooms 773-0637. 5:17tfc
1996 4WD diesel F350. Runs good.
863-781-4176. 5:24-6:21 p


2 FULL-SIZE sofas, recliners on each
end, Lane, dark green/navy/bur-
gundy/beige plaid, $150 each. Can
e-mail pics. (863) 773-2222 781-0841.
6:7p


MATH INSTRUCTORS P/T positions
for daytime, evening, and on-line
classes at South Florida Community
College (Avon Park). Min. bachelor's
degree req. Visit our website,
www.southflorida.edu, or call 863-
784-7336 for details. EA/EO. 6:7-14c
MATURE HOUSEKEEPER needed.
Live on ranch. Must have valid driver
license and references required.
D/F/W. Call days 863-634-7552 -
nights 863-763-5321. 6:7-14c


RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE assistant for
construction office in Duette.
Benefits. Fax resume 941-776-1222.
Call 941-776-2723. 6:7p
TRUCK DRIVER for construction com-
pany in Duette. Benefits. Class A CDL
license required. Call 941-776-2723.
6:7p
HELP WANTED Person with retail
skills, outgoing personality, great
communication skills, computer and
bookkeeping knowledge. Bilingual
A+, must be willing to work on
Saturday every other week. Please
send resume to: Personnel Manager,
P.O. Box 873, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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wisdom.


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* Phone (863) 781-9720


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positions. Positions open in Sebring, Arcadia, and
Wauchula. Interested candidates should apply in
person.
See Matt Hall at 3708 Sparta Road, Sebring.
Bring resume if possible.
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REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Monica Reas
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


4 BR, 2 bath Fleetwood 2000 MH
had 6+ ivg are ter
s l a~lar i bn _,s1hver lid
huge walk in closet. Some appli-
ances included. Located on 0.413
acs in Bowling Green. $95,000!
Striking 4BR/2.5BA home w/3,152
SF on landscaped 1 ac lot in
Golfview. Gas fireplace, central vac-
uum, dual A/C units, in ground
pool, attached garage. $329,000!
Completely renovated, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA home only minutes from
Wauchula or Zolfo Springs is locat-
ed on 2.5 acs w/paved rd frontage.
$280,000!
Ten 5-6 ac tracts, Friendship area
of Hardee Co Possible owner financ-
ing. Some deed restrictions.
$125,000 each!
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co has
25 acs-Valencias/40 acs-E&M.
Numerous resets, 12" well, and new
barn. Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
Lovingly maintained 3BR/2BA CB
home in Bowling Green. Large
fenced backyard. Includes all new
high-end appliances. $136,000!
Stellar location! 10 ac Valencia
grove on SR 62 has 6" well w/diesel
power unit, drain tile and micro-jet
irrigation. Also fronts Moye Rd.
$150,000!
Beautiful deed restricted homesites
close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on paved
rd. Two 10 ac tracts $180,000 each.
Two 5 ac tracts-$110,000 each.
Corner 5 ac. tract(dble paved rd
frontage)-$125,000. Additional
acreage available, call today for full
details.
Peace and quiet await you in this
3BR/2BA, 2001 MH on 12 acs in
Gardner. Central A/C, 1404 SF
split floor plan, appliances included.
$215,000!
27 ac Hamlin grove. Eastern
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!


12.95 acs on Murphy Rd, west
Hardee Co. Beautiful, high & dry,
fenced w/2" well. $14,500/ac!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on North Florida Ave.
Zoned commercial. $360,000!
Equestrian's dream: Outstanding
4BR/4BA, new const-CB home on
10 acs w/horse barn. Open floor
plan, 2 fireplaces, and large back
porch. $495,000! Close to Hwy 66
on Johnson Rd!
PRICE REDUCED! HOME-

SITES OR INVESTMENT! Four
residential lots in Indian Lake
Estates. Three lots are 100x218 ft,
listed for $22,000 each. One is
200x218 ft, listed for $46,000! Golf
course, community center, fishing
pier, and shops!
lloniesite or investment! 1.5 ac
lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Two-story charmer w/4BIU3BA,
3,000 SF, central A/C, privacy
fenced back yard, and out build-
ings for storage on corner lot in
Bowling Green. $158,000!
Investment opportunity! 20 ac
citrus grove in Villa Citrus devel-
opment. Irrigation and shared
well. 320,000!
24 acs w/frontage on SR 64, west
of Zolfo Springs. Great opportuni-
ty for investment/development.
$500,000!
OWNERS MOTIVATED! Com-
pletely remodeled, 3BR/1BA
frame home. N 9th Ave in
Wauchula. $119,000!
15 acs of pasture and native land
and roomy 2000 MH w/3BR/2BA,
1809 living SF, 3855 total w/car-
port and porches. Large shed, dog
pens. $270,000!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native, wooded
land close to Wauchula has deeded
access to the beautiful Peace River.
Great recreation and investment
property! $90,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 P4 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
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STAFFING SERVICES. INC..
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
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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
NEW CONSTRUCTION!
Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA home in a great location. Upgrades include vaulted
ceilings, vinyl windows, architectural shingles and brushed nickel light and
plumbing fixtures. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Lot has been
landscaped complete with sod. This won't last long priced at $196,000!
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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. $275,000!
Vacation home!
What a great opportunity to own waterfront property!
2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta Gorda. Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Priced right at $185,000!
BRAND NEW!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath house in nice subdivision!
Many upgrades. Must see to appreciate. $282,000!
*
BRIARWOOD LOT! $45,000
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7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently remodeled mobile home.
Large pole barn. $225,000.
*
10 beautiful acres ready to build on.
Plenty of shade trees in a great country setting. $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove. Small frame house. Now only $295,000.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset. Asking $416,000!
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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.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Hwy 17 across froni Walmart. $1,200,000.


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!


17 acre grove.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
65 Acres of grove
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile. Annexed and rezoned to
single family with Developers Agreement. $20,000 per acre.
9 9
170.8 acres of pasture land in Manatee County, Myakka City area.
2600 feet of paved road frontage. One 3" well and one 2" well. Equipment
shelter, outhouse & cow pens on the property. Listed at $3,875,000!
9
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.


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Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Rebert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
(863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana
(863) 677-1499


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2 BR/1 B ON LARGE lot, BG, remod-
eled inside. 863-581-7610. 5:31-6:28p
BEAUTIFUL 2,800 sq. ft. CB/Stucco 3
BR/2 B home, split floor plan with sep-
arate living room and family room,
cathedral ceilings, impressive brick
fireplace, laminate wood floors, MB
with double sinks & walk-in closet,
special interior features, security sys-
tem, large screened porch, double car
garage, privacy fenced backyard, on
large lot in nice neighborhood, 219
Georgetown Loop. $238,000. Call 832-
1407 for appt. 6:7p
Patience: A minor form of
despair disguised as a virtue.


HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES'
YOU INI Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 me. Own today, no credit need-
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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-
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COW AND CALF pairs, breed cows for
sale, hauling available. Kaylee
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LOST Long-haired chihuahua gold-
ish brown, Charlie Creek Mobile
Home Park, Saturday. 773-0149.
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FOUND YEARLING bull. Call 781-
4434. 6:7nc
LOST Female, mixed breed dog,
Maude Rd. & Lucky Lonesome Trail,
eastern Hardee County. 781-2045 -
773-6818. 6:7p
FOUND Young brown female dog,
State road 62. Call 767-0008.
5:31-6:7p


AMANA 20 cu. ft. refrig/freezer, make
offer; 4 captain chairs, white. 3181
Edwards Peace Dr. 6:7p
1 4-TON with A/H, $400; 1 3-ton with
A/H, $200. 767-8822. 6:7-14c
BEARDED DRAGON includes 50 gal-
lon aquarium, wooden stand, light &
accessories, friendly & tame, good
child's pet, $175. 773-2140. 6:7p
TOOL BOX FOR RANGER truck, $75;
10' cast net, $100; NEXT bike, $75.
773-3797. 5:31-6:7p


GARDEN
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. $
773-3500 cl7:27tfc


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
FOR SALE SQUARE bale loader,
$500 OBO. 773-4402. 6:7nc


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,
$49,900. Call 863-899-1714. 4:26tfc


Where thou art, that is home.
-Emily Dickinson


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Ray Myrie
will be sold pursuant to Warehouse-
man's lien: clothes, toys, household
items. Said sale will be at B&J
Storage, 210 N. 3rd Ave., Wauchula,
Florida at 10:00 a.m., June 19, 2007.
5:31-6:7p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Benito
Esquiral, Rosa Carmona, Sandra
Prine, Robert Ward will be sold pur-
suant Warehouseman's lien: clothes,
toys, tools, household items. Said
sale will be at Bowling Green Storage,
5020 Hwy. 17 N., Bowling Green,
Florida at 9:00 a.m., June 19, 2007.
5:31-6:7p


FREE KITTENS call 773-4110. 6:7nc


BOLN RE QIKLB ~AUTO REAI
Bo sys... "8wo't b un erod!


Palm Harbor MH, 10 ac.fenced on paved road, inground pool $284,900.
New Listing: 20 Ac. PopAsh Community, Homesite, $17,500.00 per ac.
New Listing: 24.28 Ac. Golden Oaks Road, $15,000. per ac.
20 acres, large oak trees, great homesite. Moffit Rd $15,000 per ac.
67 AC Can be broken down. PEACE RIVER ACCESS $15,000 per ac.
20 acres: Steve Roberts Special. Woods & fenced $15,000 per ac.
2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $48,500.00
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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.
1993 Isu Ut Id. #JACDH58WXP7901487
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday June
8, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State Bank parking
lot located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula FL. ,
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REAL ESTATE



NEW LISTING: 2005 D.W. Fleetwood M/H 2000 sq. ft. 4 large BR/2 bath.
All appliances. Deep well. Beautiful home sits on 1.25 acres. $159,000.
NEW LISTING: 2 BR/1Bth completely remodeled. New central A/H unit,
electric and plumbing. Everything new top to bottom. Sits on 2 lots in Zolfo
$99,500.
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.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000.
6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great location in
Western Hardee county. $129,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
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. $10,000. $164,900. Contract Pending
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
m Topsy See, Broker
EU LCindy Hand, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"


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


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










VALENS




637 South 5th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 773-9902

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in Kitchen;
Living Room & Dining Room Microwaves
Washer & Dryer Hookups Laundry on site
Volleyball court State of the art Fitness room
2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments

Rent starts at $454 per month
New apartment homes for active families 0
Stop in and see us.

Equal Housing Opponunity Certain Income Resinctlons Apply
^ %' -% ".,''- ----- ,. '-," .


Peace River ElecPtric.nniperative j Inc, .
P.O. Box 13O -Wiauchula. Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116ofax (863) 773-3737*www.preco.org
A Toiimi biniergs <.m,'er.u .


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a
Apprentice Line Technician


We are looking for someone special because not just anyone can do this work. If you are self-
motivated, enthusiastic, personable, can think on your feet, and don't mind hard work, then
maybe we can help you build a career. Our team-oriented company is growing and we need the
help. But we aren't willing to settle for second best. This work isn't easy and requires a
willingness to work outside in all types of weather. You may be subject to call out, and we expect
you to respond. If you enter our line technician apprenticeship we require that you live within 30
minutes of the District Office to which you will be assigned. You must be 18 years of age, have a
high school diploma or GED and possess a Commercial Driver's License or have the ability to
obtain one within 90 days of employment. Don't worry about knowing the work; we will train you
and there are opportunities to advance your education.

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has so much to offer and we work hard to be your
employer of choice. Take a chance and see if you have the "right stuff." If you are interested in
the position listed below, please pick up an application at any of our district offices, or download
an application from our website at www.preco.org. We are looking to hire right away, so don't
hesitate to apply. If you have any questions regarding the positions, salary or benefits, please
contact Barry Terrell at 863 767-4691 or by email at barry.terrell('.preco.ora.

Positions

Apprentice Line Technician (1 position) Central District (Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

"Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
forspace reservations, call
781-1062
Bowling -Green Flea Market


Hwy 17


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* 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
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
Dietary Aides- Wash dishes, clear tables, cleaning in kitchen
& dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3 years exp.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
avail.. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case.
Management experience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. cl5:10tfc


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8B The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2007


Ruth Crespo
Mortgage Specialist


rThe


1Up. 773-9195 or 781-1947. 6:7-28c
4OSTON TERRIER, 7 months old,
,Male, $375. 781-2135. 6:7-14p
tEAGLE PUPS, tri-color, AKC reg.,
l&F avail. Ready 6/23/07. $350. 863-
767-0129. 6:7p
FREE KITTENS, 7 weeks old, need
Loving home. 773-2470 or 245-8729.
6:7nc
4DOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or- are looking for a new one, the City
df'Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
iiJocated at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
/ tfc-dh


ATTENTIONI State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
tfc-dh


SATURDAY June 9, 8 a.m. 5 p..m.,
4702 N. Bryan, Corner of Bryan and
Main, Bowling Green. Plants .25 -
$3.00. 6:7p

Women's place is where they can
do the most good.
-Esther Peterson


Classifiedes


U-PICK PEAS. Center Hill Road.
Black-eyes, zippers and conks. 781-
4254. 6:7p
FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc


5 AC. FOR SALE 1260 Painter Rd.,
off of Popash Rd. Call 781-7978.
5:17-6:14p
PROJECT FACILITATION, engineer-
ing referrals, site plans, house plans.
Tera 863-773-4567. 5:17-
6:14p

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 Livingroomn
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPO'INT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cd4:20tfc


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
10 acres. Barn with apartment.
Fenced and cross fenced. 863-781 -
4176. 5:24-6:21 p
Three commercial lots in Wauchula
Hills. 125x60, 1/2 block from Highway
17. Serious buyers call 863-773-4005.
5:24-6:21 p




Americaw.
Drive.-ln

Now HIRING!
Management
Apply in person
or call
(817) 408-5813 J





8 acres, east of Arcadia
$139,900
OWNER FINANCING

1-91-78-98/76 5


FT. MEADE fully furnished 1 BR
apartment, $750. month plus security.
Electric & cable included. Nice neigh-
borhood. Call Sheila 375-9988, 781-
4927, 863-285-7203. 6:7tfc
STORE FRONTS, HOUSES, apart-
ments, warehouses, salons, restau-
rants, 24,000 sf available. 773-4567 or
445-0915. 5:17-6:14p
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc


DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
'ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *'Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal* Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(163) 73.35-2,415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
1 14-16 vardsl
$ 100/Load
within S rmIe a1diu c.f Zolfo 5pnngs
Fll. Top sodl- u 3rd Pin
Hardee Counly Area ornlyl


Where the extra loan


ears and trucks aro found!


and


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green Jlimmy flil
375-4441


* Open 7 Days a Week
* Buy Here! Pay Here!
* No Interest or Finance Charges
* Se Habla Espafiol


Towing Service
* 24 Hour Service
* Lowest Possible Rates ."A.-. -
* Fast, Reliable Service
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091


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L AMBER
REALTYINC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
MOVE YOUR FAMILY IN this new 3B/2Bth
CB/Stucco home on 1 acre in developed area; great
design, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops, nice
pantry, ceiling fans throughout; ceramic tile and lami-
nate floors; inside utility and double garage. $245,000
Great Seasonal or Starter Home! 2B/1Bth, central
A/C, carpet and tile floors, fenced yard with outside
storage shed. $55,000
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!
Peaceful 20 acres and country style home; 3B/lBth
frame home with 2 porches, ceiling fans, kitchen essen-
tials and some furniture included with sale; 3 wells on
property. $350,000
COUNTRY LIVING AT IT'S BEST! 3B/2Bth
CB/Stucco home on 5 acres; 2232 square feet, 24x36
concrete workshop; property has two 4" deep wells.
$319,900
CHARMING OLDER HOME in Wauchula located
within walking distance of schools, shopping and
more. 4B/2.5Bth. new roof, hardwood floors; fenced
back yard. $147,000
5 ACRES with 3B/lBth CB home plus mobile home;
3 wells and 3 septic systems on property; located in
southern Hardee County; listed at $200,000
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
WHAT A DEAL AT THIS PRICE! Recently renovat-
ed 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 2244 square foot home, nicely
landscaped lot and located in great family neighbor-
hood. $164,900
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

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


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

Charlotte Terrell


QUIET GETAWAY! 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; in the country but close to
town. $229,900
COUNTRY LIVING just outside of town! 5 acres
fenced and cross fenced and 4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square
feet; built in 1998; large pole barn. $160,000
Located in Arcadia this 3B/lBth, 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
SUMMER IS HERE VACATION ALL THE TIME
when you live in this 2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with
new windows overlooking the peaceful Lake Redwater;
close to Highlands Ridge North/South and Pinecrest
Golf Courses and a great place for fishermen, golfers
Sor nature lovers! Situated on approximately one acre,
beautiful oaks enhance this immaculate home! $238,900
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
NEW LISTING! Build your home on this tract of
approximately 5 acres in desirable area. $90,000
5 Acre tract, high and dry, partially fenced; listed at
$80,000
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
frontage and excellent location. $125,000
NEW PRICE FOR THIS EXCELLENT HOMESITE!
10.52 acres of pasture land; nice fish pond with dock;
located in eastern Hardee County. $157,800
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $215,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery. Owner financing
to qualified buyer. $79,000

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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One stop for all your needs!


*100'o Financing. Purchase-Refinance Home Improvement Loans First or Second
Mortgages Excellent to Poor Credit Debt Consolidation Loans Construction:Perm
Loans Stated Income Programs Self Employed Programs S.h.l.P. Programs
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Also associated with: La Oficina de Ruthy


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IMy Florida
Landscape
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula
863-832-2102
Beautiful Landscapes! .
At My Florida Landscape Services, Inc. creating and maintaining
beautiful Florida landscapes isn't just a job, it's a passion.
Let the professionals at My Florida Landscape Services, Inc.
help with your lawn care and landscape projects.
We can handle all your needs, large or small.
FREE ESTIMATES
Visit us at www.myfloridalandscapes.corn
and see what our customers say about our service.
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FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Serving Hardee Count\ for oter 20 \ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465


" Latino's Mortgage Service Inc.


"Committed to Excellence"




Just call Ruthy

lw Office (863) 767-1362
Cell (863) 245-1112

Fax (863) 767-1296

' 1 501 N. 7"h Avenue, Wauchula


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June 7, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B.,


The


Classifieds-


BIG DADDY TRACTOR SERVICES -
pasture mowing, grove mowing, disc-
ing, bucket work, fence building, any'
kind and maintenance. 781-0962.
5:17-7:5p
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING $20
most rooms, professional service.
Don't waste your money on store-
rented machines. Call & have it done
right by me, B.V. 863-773-6603.
5:17-6:7p
EAGLE SOD We install sod. Lowest
prices in town. Call 863-773-6113 or
727-639-3966. 5:17-6:14p


Keeping' 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



Joe Ruschiwal
Servicing Hardee and surrounding counties. c15:31-6:7p



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

NOW OFFERING

Beautiful brown and white river rock black, gray,
and pink granite white marble chip firelite red
lava black pebbles and mulch!

For Your Landscaping Needs
Please call for details

Cell: 863-781-3000
D.C. 158*31*45423
Fax: 863-773-0902
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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alL We do it for LE$$!
Chrome Wheels Brand Name Tire
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ISl Fast & Friendly Service!
1IN We won't be undersold!
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Under New Management. Nice 2 bed-
room mobile home near school.
Starting at $475/mo. with deposit.
Quiet neighborhood. Please call 863-
698-4910 or 863-838-4447. 5:24-6:21 c


DO YOU HAVE A LONG list of chores
to do that you can't seem to get done?
We can help. Jessica and Octavia
781-2819. 6:7p
SCRAP METAL, junk car removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 6:7-7:5p


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


FRANKS LAWN CARE Free esti-
mates, residential, commercial, rea-
sonable pricing. 781-7360. 5:17-7:19p
LAWN SERVICE Quality work, com-
mercial/residential, lic.. & ins., also
landscaping and yard clean-ups. 863-
873-9696. 5:3-6:7p
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
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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
Carpentry, plumbing, electric, yard
work, handy man. Reasonable rates.
Call Jimmy 767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
5:24-6:28nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUR Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc

# LifePath Hospice
and Palliative Care

NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking compassionate, caring
nurses to join our dynamic team
in providing quality care to
patients and families in the fol-
lowing areas:

Highlands/Hardee counties
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RN: FT, M-F, 8a-5p
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RN, Admissions: PT, 20
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RN, Admissions:
FT, M-F, 8a-5p
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RN, Admissions or Home
Visits: Per Diem, 8a-5p, M-F
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RN: FT, M-F, 8a-5p
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salary and outstanding benefits package,
including paid health premiums, four
weeks vacation your first year, tuition
reimbursement, retirement plan, mileage
and much more.
Bilingual Pay Premiums!
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System Control Dispatcher
$20.14 $22.00

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. Head Quartered in Wauchula, Serves approximately
34,000 meters and 3000 miles of line covering 10 counties across the heartland of Florida.
Our ideal candidate is technically minded and is knowledgeable about electric distribution
and transmission or is willing to learn it. They must be able to think on their feet, multi-task at
the same time, stay calm under pressure and be willing to work as part of a team of talented
employees.
This department works a 24/7 rotating shift with some weekends and some holidays required.
The candidate must be computer literate in Windows XP, Office, Excel and Access. Typing skills
are a must. Dependable transportation and a valid Florida Drivers License essential.

Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its programs
and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disabiltiy, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require
alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape,
etc.) should contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-
4691.

To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Director of
Human Resources, PO. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are sub-
ject to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of
employment.
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excellent pay and benefits.
Please call John at 453-3959 or
call toll free 1-877-528-2510
or email us info@upgas.com
for more details on benefits.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
dh
bSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
thy supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DQ YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
rights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdh


ARE YOU LOST? And don't know
where to go come to Victory Praise
Center. We welcome you. 5:10-6:7p
It may be the cock that crows,
but it is the hen that lays the
eggs.
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TEACHER
Certified Teacher needed for year-round middle
.and high school in girl's juvenile justice program in
,Bowling Green, FL. 50 paid days off annually.
,$34K-36K depending upon areas of certification,
plus excellent benefits. Please indicate areas) of
certification when applying. Fax resume to B.
Dearth, 863-375-2017 or e-mail hr@hsainc.org
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Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $9,900 reduced $46,900.
'I acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.






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2;&3Bedroom npts. -
SF auditorium includes beginning at $420 *
(plus eleacres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Aph brittone)
2 vaRental assistance available for qualifietto behind Womapplicants Club.
fill and clear Handicaping nits available$50,000.
860 Pleasant Wapa*Bowling Green, FL
(0Jw accepting applications!



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JOB OPPORTUNITY
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
Position Number: 55003274 Work Location: Arcadia
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $772.50 $847.50
Work Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm Work Days: MondayThursday
4This is work maintaining the state highway system and right-
of-way; such as pothole patching, flagging traffic, repairing
,road shoulders, driving dump trucks, picking up
trash/garbage, etc. Required to have CDL Class B License or
-Permit. The Florida Department of Transportation is an
,Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer
:and a Drug-Free Workplace. New employees must sign and
;consent to required testing. Refusal voids any job offer.
,FEMALES AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED
TO APPLY. Apply on-line via the People First
"(1-877-562-7287) by completing a State of Florida online
,job application at www.myflorida.com by 5pm EST closing
:date or call 863-993-4634.


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SATURDAY, 8-?, 202 Lane Street,
Wauchula. Ladies & children clothing.
Something for everyone. 6:7p
SATURDAY 8-3, 537 Boyd Cowart
Rd. Craft supplies, desk, dresser,
clothes, housewares, and more.
Come on out! 6:7p
MOVING SALE! Friday & Saturday, 8-?
Everything must go. 1621 Dena
Circle, Golfvlew. 6:7p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 3048 Lawndale,
Zolfo Springs. Lots of misc. 6:7p
3 FAMILIES all sorts of home items,
toys, nice clothes from sz baby to
adult. Fri. & Sat., 8-?, Prescott Rd.
across from 7 mile point store, first
house on right. 6:7p
3 FAMILY Friday Saturday, 1686 Old
Bradenton Rd. All kinds of stuff. 6:7p
CLEANING HOUSE Friday, 9-2. Lots
to buy. Eagle Dr. off Heard Bridge Rd.
6:7p
1111 HIGHWAY 17 N. Antiques, furni-
ture, clothes. Used to. be Dot's
Warehouses. 6:7p
REFRIGERATOR, electric or gas
stoves; hot water heaters; king beds,
$100; queen beds, $100; lots of other
furniture at Edna's Place. 6:7c


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Public
Auction
June 16, 2007 @ 9:00 AM
Consignments Welcome
Complete Liquidation of
M&M Backhoe Service
Trucks, Construction
Equip., Trailers, Tractors,
Farm Equip., ATV's
20001 SW 344th St. (Palm Dr.)
Florida City/Homestead, FL
786-243-2883
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New Park Model
Set up in ADULT
PARK. Central heat
and air. Oak trees,
pool and rec. hall.
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-- 863-244-9331
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WAREHOUSE LABORER
Wanted person to work in warehouse.
Must be able to read and write, follow
directions, and lift at least 50 pounds.
Forklift experience helpful.
Apply @ Florida Fertilizer Co., Inc.
We are a Drug-Free Workplace. Benefits are available.
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General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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


LA OFICINA DE RUTHY
Ruthy's Office
Income Tax
Fax Service
Translation of Documents
/ Immigration Services
Notary Public
CL 501 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
. i Tel: 863-767-1362 Fax: 863.767-1296 Tel: 863-767-0706




The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
is accepting resumes for the position of Executive
Director. Applicants must be highly motivated, have a
knowledge of our community, be able to facilitate growth
of the Chamber and promote the businesses of our
members. Deadline for applications is June 15.
Mail resumes to: Attn: Mike Manley
PO Box 400, Wauchula
or fax to 773-4578.
All resumes will be held confidential.
Salary and benefit package will be based on qualifications.r
Please direct all inquiries to 773-6768. c6:7c

S600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
SE-MAIL jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COORDINATOR, RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
A full-time, year-round, grant-funded position to coordinate day-to-day
operations of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Associates or higher degree required. Experience working with volun-
teer programs required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsI
(WORD, Excel, and Publisher) and SCT Banner preferred. Experience
working in an educational setting preferred. Starting salary range:
$25,000-$27,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including
retirement, health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline 5
p.m., 6/13/07. Visit our website for detailed position description.
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II l 25x25x9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795

30x35x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12), Soffit/Fascla,
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door,_
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents. -
4" Concrete Slab"
$20,295


Hardee Car Co.


Ruby


Maria Billy Hill, Owner
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Wauchua HilS


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) 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.
Presentation of Public School Impact Fee study, Pat Steed, 8:35
a.m.
Florida's Freshwater Frontier presentation, Lynn Topel, 9:05 a.m.
Housing grant applications, Judith George, 9:20 a.ni.
Issuance of Housing Authority bonds for Old Orchard Village
Associates LTD, 9:30 a.m.



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VACATION!
LAKE HOUSE FOR RENT

Located on Lake June in Lake Placid, FL.
Newly renovated, 3/2, private dock,
and boat lift. $800 weekly. Contact .
Jamie at 863-781-1413. No pets.
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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
10 Acres i Sweetwater Just jared and ready for 2 homes, tree farm
or nursJILN -D.Ei-ulgh & Q'N 4 T2F VA CT
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top producer!
$324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new school
and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
Payne Creek Grove 45 acres total with 25 acres in Hamlins. Fine pro-
ducer with creekfront $625,000. Call David @ 863-557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Highway 62. Water and sewer to
site. $840,000.
10 Acres Early mid grove in Republic Groves. Good crop set for Fall. $110,000.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.om
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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
K EROOF
__ _ _ _ HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Dane Hendry m Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
* NEW LISTING * *
9800 SF Commercial Warehouse w/1600 SF
of office space, Sebring. Call Dane.
Priced to sell, 22 acres of pasture land on Highway 64 East. Nice homesite.
Owner financing to qualified buyers. Great buy at $250,000. Call Mikey.
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture. 8" well.
2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank, etc. County main-
tained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4) five acre parcels, (2) ten
acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the pasture could be planted in grove.
Call Mikey for details.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home.
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000. Call Mikey.
**REDUCED** 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property.
45x120 steel barn. Will divide or sell as whole. $8,500 per ac. Many extras.
Call Mikey for details.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5+ ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8"
well $19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
30+ ac. Reduced can be divided, $10,000/ac. Ollie Roberts Rd., Paynes
Creek frontage. Call Dane.
9 ac. Foliage nursery, Hwy 66 E., Zolfo Springs. Price Reduced. Call
Dane.


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June 7, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11]8


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000151
ELIHOREPH, LTD,
a Florida limited partnership
Plaintiff,
vs.
FLORIDA RENO, LLC,
a Nevada limited liability company,
ET AL,
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
a FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLO-*
SURE dated June 4, 2007, in the
above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Hardee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Hardee
county, Florida, described on Exhibit
"A", which is attached hereto and
made a part by this reference, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, on
the front steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on,
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
EXHIBIT "A"
BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4
OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
RUN THENCE EAST 141.89
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE EAST 524.78
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
662.46 FEET; THENCE EAST
261 FEET TO WEST SIDE OF
PEACE RIVER; THENCE
SOUTH ALONG WEST SIDE
OF RIVER TO SOUTH LINE
OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4;
THENCE WEST TO STATE
ROAD 35A; THENCE N
44'02'22" W 165.14 FEET;
THENCE N 1934'54" E 307.60
FEET; THENCE N 3431'57" E
364.15 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 619.07 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING; AND
BEGIN AT THE SW CORNER
OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SAID
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, TO
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE N 0026'30"' W
ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID
TRACT 372.42 FEET; THENCE
S 2442'08" E 407.53 FEET TO.
SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT;
THENCE S 8915'27" W
ALONG SOUTH LINE 167.45
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING;
AND
THE W 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, LESS RIGHT
OF WAY TO STATE ROAD
35A, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LYING WEST OF
THE FOLLOWING PARCEL:
THAT PART OF THE W 1/2 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SC'1/4
OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 -EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE NE
CORNER OF SAID W 1/2 AND
RUN S 89'12'11" W AND
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID W 1/2 25.00 FEET;
THENCE S 037'33" E,
1324.62 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID W
1/2; THENCE N 8915'25" E
AND ALONG SAID SOUTH
LINE 20.00 FEET TO THE SE
CORNER OF SAID W 1/2;
THENCE N 0*24'34" W AND
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID WEST 1/2, 1324.61 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING;
AND
ALL THAT PART OF SW 1/4
OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, LYING
WESTERLY OF SR#35A,
LESS A PARCEL IN SW COR-
NER DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE SW
CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF SE
1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST FOR POINT
OF BEGINNING, THENCE N
026'30" WEST ALONG WEST
LINE OF SAID TRACT 372.42
FEET, THENCE SOUTH
2442'08" EAST 407.53 FEET
TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID
TRACT, THENCE SOUTH
8915'27" WEST ALONG SAID
SOUTH LINE 167.45 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING;
AND
BEGIN AT NW CORNER OF
SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 21, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
FOR POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE N 8913'35" E
ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID
TRACT 141.89 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 005'40" EAST 619.07
FEET; THENCE S 3431'57" W
364.15 FEET; THENCE S
1934'54" W 307.60 FEET TO
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD 35A; THENCE N
44002'22" W ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY 1338.44 FEET
TO PC OF CURVE TO RIGHT


HAVING A RADIUS OF 683.68
FEET AND AN ARC LENGTH
OF 519.71 FEET; THENCE
NORTHERLY ALONG SAID
CURVE 272.52 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE NORTH LINE
OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 21; THENCE N 89*13'35"
E ALONG NORTH LINE
1243.10 FEET TO NE COR-
NER OF.SAID SW 1/4 OF SE
1/4 FOR POINT OF BEGIN-
NING;
AND
THAT PART OF THE NE 1/4
LYING WEST OF PEACE
RIVER AND LYING NORTH OF
SR#64 IN SECTION 28,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST.
ALL LYING IN HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN


INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FORM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 45-031(1)(A), FLORIDA
STATUTES

Dated this 4 day of June 2007,

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

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 assis-
tance. Please contact the office of the
Court Administrator (863) 773-4174,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this document; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771.
6:7-14c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-000175
NOVASTAR MbRTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT VILLALOBOS, ET AL.,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pur-
suant to the Summary Final Judgment
in Foreclosure dated May 30, 2007
and entered in Case No. 25-2007-CA-
000175 of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and
ROBERT VILLALOBOS, ET AL. are the
Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
NORTH FRONTDOOR of the Hardee
County Courthouse, in Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida, at, on the
27th day of June, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:

File Number: 03-5814
Begin at the NE corner of W 1/2
of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 26,
Township 34 South, Range 25
East and run thence South 008'
West a distance of 00 feet, thence
West a distance of 135 feet,
thence South 8554'56" West a
distance of 210.59 feet, thence
West a distance of 1,50 feet for
Point of Beginning. Thence .con-
tinue West a distance of 57.81
feet to a point in the
Southeasterly R/W line of State
Road 64, thence South 4455'20"'
West along said R/W line a dis-
tance of 148.20 feet, thence East
a distance of 162.28 feet, thence
North 0008' East a distance of 105
feet to Point of Beginning,
Hardee County, Florida.
Street Address: 804 EAST 3RD
STREET, ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA 33890
Any person claiming an interest 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 sixty (60) days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court this 31st day of May, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
By: Edwina Murphy
As Deputy Clerk


This notice is provided purt
Administrative Order No. 2.06
In accordance with the Ar
with Disabilities Act, If you ai
son with a disability who ne
accommodation in order to pa
in this proceeding, you are en
no cost to you, to provisions o
assistance. Please contact th
Administrator at 417 West Mai
Wauchula, FL 33873, Pho
(941)534-4690 within 2 work
of your receipt of this notice o
ing; if you are hearing impaired
800-955-8771 (TDD); if you a
impaired, call 1-800-995-8770
Florida Relay Services).

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 0
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FL
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000O
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JANET M. JANETT a/k/a
JANET MARIE JANETT, DECE

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
The administration of the 4
JANET M. JANETT a/k/a
MARIE JANETT, Deceased
date of death was January
and whose Social Security Nt
182-24-5621 is pending in th
Court for Hardee County,
Probate Division, the add
which is P.O. Drawer 1749 W
Florida 33873. The name and
of the personal representative
personal representative's atto
set forth below.
All creditors of the deced
other persons having cla
demands against decedent's
including unmatured, contin
unliquidated claims, on whon
of this notice is served must
claims with this Court WIT
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the d
and other persons having cl
demands against the dec
estate including unmatured,
gent or unliquidated claims,
their claims with this court V
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
FIRST PUBLICATION 01
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILE
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING TH
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,


CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is April 19, 2007.
Clifford Lacey
3201 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar Number 0058429
P. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-0277
Telephone: (863) 422-6484
Attorney for Personal Representative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252007CP000057
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOAN KRATZER, deceased /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOAN KRATZER, deceased, whose
date of death was May 15, 2007, and
whose social security number is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's Attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is JUNE 7, 2007.

Personal Representative:
CAROL ANN KRATZER
3867 Raccoon Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal Representative
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000055
In Re The Estate Of:
Helen Thompson,
Deceased /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


suant to The administration of the estate of
;5. Helen Thompson, deceased, File
nericans Number 252007CP000055, is pending
re a per- in the Probate Court, Hardee County,
eds any Florida, the address of which is:
irticipate Hardee County Clerk, Probate
titled, at Division, P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
f certain Florida 33873.
ie Court The names and addresses of the
n Street, personal representative and the per-
ne No. sonal representative's attorney are
ng days set forth below.
Dr plead- All creditors of the decedent and
d,call1- other persons having claims or
re voice demands against the decedent's
(V) (Via estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, on whom
S6:7;14c a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
)F THE Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
IN AND MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
ORIDA FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
038 OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
S and persons having claims or
EASED/ demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
RS gent, or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
estate of THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
JANET OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
, whose THIS NOTICE.
16, 2007 ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED WILL
umber is BE FOREVER BARRED.
e Circuit The date of the first publication of
Florida, this Notice is June 7, 2007.
iress of
auchula, Personal Representative:
address William David Broderick, Jr.
a and the 1871 Woodard Road
irney are Elma, New York 14059

lent and Attorney for Personal Representative
lims or W. Roy Wilkes
s estate, 3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
igent or Sebring, Florida 33870
n a copy (863) 382-7700 Telephone
file their Florida Bar Number: 0608475
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the
Hardee County Herald and The
Herald-Advocate of...

75 YEARS AGO
Growers Adopt Name For
Association Here: Strawberry
growers of this vicinity, meeting in
the city hall Tuesday night, adopted
the name "Wauchula Strawberry
Growers' Association" as the name
of their organization.
They also formally adopted their
constitution and by-laws. President
L.M. Parker presided at the meeting
and about 50 growers attended.
Officers will include the president,
vice president, secretary, treasurer
and nine directors, chosen annually.

Maxcy Had Big Picnic At Zolfo:
A crowd estimated at more than
2,000 people gathered at Zolfo
Springs last Saturday for the annual
picnic given by the L. Maxcy orga-
nization for employees and cus-
tomers of this concern.
Citrus growers and friends gath-
ered from Frostproof, Avon Park,_
Wauchula, Sebring and other neigh-
boring cities for the big affair, and a
bountiful dinner of fried fish,
swamp cabbage, bread, pickles and
coffee was served.

Local Singer Broadcasts Over
Radio Thrice Weekly: F.B. (Bud)
Rainey, well-known local soloist, is
winning some recognition as a
radio singer and is now appearing
over the radio three times each
week.
He may be heard every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday morning
from 8 -9 over radio station WFLA
at Clearwater. It is understood that
arrangements are also being made
for him to sing nightly in a short
time.

50 YEARS AGO
Top Seniors Given Awards: The
first annual Hardee High "Awards
Night" took place last week at the
City Hall Auditorium when the
senior class had charge over the
program.
Vivian Walker gave the class his-
tory, Roy Winegard the Welcome,
Bill Jones acted as Master of
Ceremonies and Bill Bietz present-
ed the Reunion of the Class of
1956. Judy Maddox presented the


senior gift to the school.

Band Program Is Announced:
June 17 marks the beginning of the
-Summer Band Program in Hardee
County. Registration will be held
next week at the City Auditorium in
Wauchula.
All students desiring to partici-
pate in the band program are
requested to contact Mr. Ynclan
during this time. The summer music
program offers the boys and girls of
the county an opportunity to further
and continue their musical training
during the summer.

Kindergarten Class To Be
Graduated: The Wauchula
Kindergarten will hold its 10th
annual graduation exercise Friday
night at the City Auditorium. An
address to the graduating class and
presenting of diplomas will be
given by Mr. Bartley Sapp.
Sapp is the principal of Zolfo
Springs Elementary School. The
traditional coronation scene will be
presented. The present royal court
of the kindergarten will retire and
new rulers will be introduced.

25 YEARS AGO
Limestone Cowboy Rode Into
Knoxville Monday: Junior
McClellan finally rode into
Knoxville, Tenn., on his Brahma
bull, Pseudo Caballo, Monday
about dusk after 59 days on the
rode.
He called Buck Manley, owner of
Manley's Shoe Repair in Wauchula,
totell him the good news after fin-
ishing the trip he began on April 10.
The 34-year-old cowboy received
national news coverage as he rode
700 miles from Limestone to
Knoxville.

Krishna's Farming The Old-
Fashioned Way: Primitive methods
of farming have returned to Hardee
County at least on a 140-acre
parcel of land east of Zolfo Springs.
Neighbors do not hear the usual
mechanical sounds associated with
farms from this organic gardening
project.
Enjoying this chosen back-to-
nature style of life are 8 tol0 mem-
bers of the International Society of
Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
who commute daily to their farming
project located on the eastern
boundary 6f Hardee County.


Starlets Annual Baton Contest
Held June 6: The Starlets annual
baton contest was held Sunday;
June 6, at the Joel Evers Gyms
Friends and relatives attended this
event. The girls preformed ah
advanced routine that is required by
high school majorettes.
The Starlets were scored by an
official National Twirling
Association judge on variety, diffi-
culty of their routine, speed, preci-,
sion, smoothness and, showman-'
ship. The advanced group winners
were Maria Carlton, first place, arid'
Tracy Dimock, second place.

10 YEARS AGO
Hats Off!: With flickering flames;
traces of tears and rousing relief,
the 223-member Hardee Senior
High School Class of 1997 graduat-
ed into the future Friday night, May
30.
It was all pomp and circumstance
at the Cattlemen's Arena at the.
Hardee County Fairgrounds in
Wauchula as proud parents, rela-
tives and friends packed the stands
to observe this most important tran-
sition into adulthood and to send off
the Class of '97 into the world.

Pioneer Park Plans Progress: A
pair of plans for. Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs has sparked some
enthusiasm. Last Thursday's pre-
sentation of the annual Pioneer Park"
Days report and Tuesday's visit by a
park planner brought renewed'.
progress at the park.
One goal would be to develop :a
natural habitat with a boardwalk to'
give the animals a larger space t&,
live. The second of the plans was to.
create a conservation wetland typf;
habitat to provide protection for the
animals.

'Cats Shut Out Red Devils 8-0;
The Hardee Wildcats had a success-,
ful jamboree last Thursday, shutting
down the Avon Park Red Devfil'
attack and getting all of the'
Wildcats into the action.
For the Hardee offense, the pre-;
dictable leaders were veterans Ben
Wilson and Charles Browdy.
Lineman Jake McKibben was the
stalwart on both offense and
defense. Twenty-two Wildcats par-,
ticipated in at least one tackle.

Well-behaved women rarely
make history.


INVITATION TO BID

The City of Wauchula' will be accepting bids for a janitorial 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, supplies, labor and all taxes
associated with labor. PROOF OF INSURANCE WILL BE REQUIRED!

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, June 15, 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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and,adoption of the following
ordinance.

AN ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, AMENDING ORDINANCE 2003-01 AND THE QUALIFICATIONS
AND COMPENSATION OF THE TOWN MANAGER, TOWN CLERK, AND
CHIEF OF POLICE, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the next Regular Commission
Meeting on June 18, 2007 at 7:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs Town
Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordinance
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
ordinance.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to any
matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and
it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is made and
includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with'
a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax
(863) 735-1684.

George Neel, Mayor


Attest: Solmarie McMann
Town Clerk 6:7c


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Thursday, June 7, 2007


Dragons Win Finale And Season High School


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Central Pump and Irrigation
Dragons dominated their final
game to claim the season title for
the Dixie Ponytails.
The May 21 victory gave the
Dragons a 9-2-1 season record, an
.881 record. The Peace River
Growers Racers had hopes for the
top spot but finished at 8-3-1 or
.727. The Gourley Plastering
Wahoos were third.
In the final game of the season, a
Kendall Gough grand slam homer
in the second inning put the final
nail in the coffin for the Dragons in
the 21-9 over the Wahoos.
The grand slam capped a six-run
second inning after the Dragons
had put 14 runs on the board in a
first-inning bat-around. Leadoff
batter Brooke Conley put her third
run on the board for the only score
in the third inning.
Other Dragons putting a trio of
tallies on the board were Kayla
Nichols and Gough. Abby Vargas,
Jakaysha Lindsey, Ana Galvez,
Reham Alqabsi and Alexan
Maddox had twin scores. Tori
Henderson, Karleigh Henderson
and Megan Hartman have con-
tributed to the team all season.
Arissa Camel was the only two-
score batter for the Wahoos. Alex
Ullrich, Dana Terrell, Emily
Hughes, Emily Albritton, Sarah
Beth Albritton, Carleigh Coleman
and Erica Roberts each crossed
home plate once. Others playing for
the Wahoos this season are Holly
Hughes, Milli Jones, Bridgett
Whidden, Jessica Harrison and
Kelsey Powell.
The Racers had finished their
season the previously week. Their
squad included Brooke Knight,
Kaitlyn Thomas, Caryssa Johnson,
Gemi Saunders, Hailey Andrews,
Atasha Johnston, Brooke Dixon,
Hannah Grisinger, Amber Franks,
Brooke Shelton, Cacee Keller,
Nicole Franks and Brea Farrer.

The robbed that smiles, steals
something from the thief.
-William Shakespeare


PICTURES PROVIDED BY KATHY GREGG
Dragon's catcher Ana Galvez snags an outside pitch against the
Wahoos while umpire Dale Crawford calls the play.


The Wahoos' Dana Terrell guards first base to keep Racers'
Hailey Andrews from stealing second, Arissa Camel of the
Wahoos keeps her eyes towards home.


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Separates Ninth Grade
roof at the Wauchula Elementary ed over $1.1 million more5.
School addition, part of the old Retirement costs for employees
junior high campus. Eight bids var- increased from 7.93 to 9.85 per-
ied from a high of $206,000 to the cent. The Board's share of 230
Hamilton bid. Educational Facili- health insurance premiums
ties Director Rob Krahl said he increased from $5,130 to $5,559.
would normally not recommend an Also, there were higher property
exceedingly low bid, but it meets and casualty insurance premiums.
the specifications and that company Electricity and fuel costs have
did a good job on the Wauchula increased and hurricane renova-
Elementary School roof. tions at almost all locations
approved the use of the gym decreased available capital outlay
and fields at the old junior high monies.
school for a Back To School bash approved a variety of person-
sponsored by Faith Temple nel changes, including retirements
Ministries on Aug. 4. resignations, new hires and substi-
approved a job-sharing plan tutes, and summer duties.
for Zolfo Springs Elementary
School third grade teachers Kim Gregory Mann will replace
Tyson and Jennifer Bryant. teacher Chris Neff, who became
approved the removal of 25 assistant principal at the high
items from the property inventory, school. James Bell will be the new
Purchased at a cost of $40,846, ROTC instructor at the high school
they vary from an 1981 floor clean- Another new teacher is Candace
er no longer operable to 17 com- Bozeman at Zolfo Springs Elemen-
puters from 12 to two years old, the tary. Substitutes approved are
most recent one lost to a theft. teachers Sarah Richard Hoger anc
received financial informa- Kaylee Harrison and tutor Virginia
tion from the General Fund. Kersey. Mary Lynn Driskell will be
Class Size Reduction revenues on leave of absence for the 2007-08
increased because the state allocat- school year.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A "9th Grade Initiative" plan for
giving special emphasis to the suc-
cess of ninth graders began to take
shape recently.
At its meeting on May 24, the
Hardee County School Board
approved staff changes at Hardee
Senior High School designed to
improve the graduation and drop-
out rates and head more freshmen
into post-secondary training and
education.
Principal Mike Wilkinson asked
for six positions, including an 11-
month guidance counselor plus a
lead teacher with extra duty assign-
ment, two teaching positions, a
clerk and tutor. Total cost is about
$305,000, but if all of that alloca-
tion cannot be included in the
senior high's budget, the positions
will be prioritized, said Wilkinson
in his request.
The idea arose during a Model
Schools Conference in Orlando in
the summer of 2006. A plan called
"Ninth Grade Emphasis" has been
developing since then. The goal is
"to make the transition from junior
high to senior high smoother and
create the foundation for a success-
ful high school career."
All ninth grade core classes will
be held in one building, hopefully
increasing attendance, socially
acceptable behavior, and the gradu-
ation and performance rates. A
committee has been working on the
plan for months.
In a related matter, the Board
approved a web-based summer
school technology program called
Educational Options for about 100
students at the high school. A com-
bination of Microsoft settlement
monies and capital outlay dollars
specified for technology will pay
for the hardware and software for
the program. More details will be
available in the June 14 Board
meeting, said Schools Superinten-
dent Dennis Jones.

In other action, the Board:
briefly discussed and ap-
proved extension of the COBRA
insurance contract.
approved low bid of $56,984
from Hamilton Roofing for new


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ruben "Chino" Ozuna brought
home another pair of trophies from
bouts in Tampa.
The 12-year-old Wauchula
youth, son of Roger and Stephanie
Salazar, was sponsored by Long-
horn Boot and Shoe Repair as he
went to the Hurricane Boxing event
on May 19.
Before the evening was over,
Ozuna had won an exciting 85-
pound bout and also was presented
the Outstanding Novice Boxer tro-
phy.
The up-and-coming seventh
grader trains five days a week
under the coaching of Daniel
Lozano and Roger Salazar, who
keep him constantly ready to box.
He gives credit to them and to God
for his abilities and "I am thankful
that no one gets hurt "


His skills have taken him to the
Regional Silver Gloves in Georgia,
where he won his opening bout and
advanced to the finals before bow-
ing out.
Last weekend he was in the
Platinum Glove Tournament in
Orlando. Results were unavailable
at press time. He boxes as often as
he can.

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2C The Herald-Advocate, June 7, 2007




-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
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.
W 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....................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 6:30 p.m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Most people are more com-
fortable with old problems than
with new solutions.
-Anonymous


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

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


CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night...................7:30 p.m.


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath i







Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL
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WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................ 0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship......... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday W orship........................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.................... I I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & W orship.................... 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 ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .................. 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............I 1:00 a.m,
Predicacion............................ 11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHII
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:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................1... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School........................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening W orship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study............................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................. 7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..........................9:30 a.m .
W orship .. .......... .......... 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA IIISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos... .......6:00 p.m.
M iercoles ..................................7:00 p.m .
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA D)EL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. ......10:00 a.nm.
Tuesday Evening .....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening.............. .......4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THIlE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCII
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.................1... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training......................... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTIISIDlE BAPTIST CIIURCII
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. I 1:00 a.m.
Evening W orship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
V1 & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth 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 .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
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.. . . . . . II a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


SEEDS
FROM
STHE
"SOWER"

i Miichael A. Guido
Niener. Georgpa


One day a man asked Herbert
Hoover, "Mr. President, can you
state ir one sentence the secret of
your success?"
"With the help of God," he
answered,"I never gave up!"
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker,
one of the world's most famous
flyers and racers was asked,
"What's the secret of 'your
success?"
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The annual art show at North Wauchula Elementary School took
place on Friday, May 4. Several hundred parents and communi-
ty members visited the display of colorful drawings, paintings,
clay sculptures and pottery that students created throughout
the year. Dana Singleton and her father enjoy the show togeth-
er in the above photo. Fourth grader Esteve Metayer stands by
his painting of the Statue of Liberty in the bottom photo.


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pitcher Caitlin Chason makes the tag, backing up the play is
catcher Courtney Chason.


Pride Take
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The David Singletary State Farm
Pride rode its final victory to suc-
cess.
By beating the KMW Photogra-
phy Patriots 7-6 on May 22, the
Pride clinched the season team title
with a 9-2-1 record or .818. The
Patriots finished at 9-3 or .750.
The Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Racers
downed the Mosaic Fertilizer
Racers in the last game of the sea-
son. Jo
All-Stars are being selected to
represent Hardee in the post-season
Dixie division playoffs.
In the early game of the May 22
double-header, the Pride slipped
past the Patriots with a seventh-
inning score making the difference.
The Pride put three runs on the
board in the first inning, when
Amber Hines, Caitlin Chason and
Haley Marshall came around to
cross home plate. Melissa Hartley,
Haley Shelton and Celeste Wil-
liams scored in the second stanza,
aided by a Penny McGuire double.
The game then ran neck-and-neck
until Marisa Shivers touched home
in the seventh inning. Caitlin
Chason, Haley Marshall, Emma
Marshall and Cierra Martinez each
smacked triples and Hines,
Courtney Chason, Shivers, Hartley,
Shelton and McGuire stroked dou-
bles in the team effort.


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.For the Patriots, Kaitlyn Rowe
hit both a triple and double, Sierra
Coronado tripled twice and dou-
bled, Kayla Powell doubled and
leadoff batter Savannah Selph dou-
bled twice and tripled. Kayla
Knight came home in the first
inning. Selph rounded third to cross
home in the third, Courtney Parks
made it home in the fourth and the
Patriots tied the game with a trio of
tallies by Cassidy Knight, Kayla
Knight and Christa Shiver in the
fifth inning. Also contributing to
the effort were McKayla Jeter and
Summer Sisum.
In the 7:45 game, the Racers put
nine runs on the board in the first
inning and coasted to a 14-3 win
over the Wahoos.
Scoring for the Racers was bal-
anced, with Emily Starratt, Keri
Douglas, Carrie Crews and Deserea
Newcomb each putting a pair of
tallies on the board and Sabrina
Hernandez, Amanda McNabb,
Kristina Garcia, Elvira Servin,
Heather St. John and Nicole Brown
each adding a run. Naomi Erekson
and Kaitlyn Hanshaw added to the
team play.
Only Kate Krause, Summer
Palmer and Eryn Mahoney were
able to get all the way home for the
Wahoos. Others joining in the
effort were Taylor Pohl, Chelsea
Steedley, Kristin Bergens, Aleeza
Arguigo, Sarah Reyna and Lindy
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The School Board of Hardee County will receive requests for pro-
posals for School Bus Driver Physicals for the 2007-08 fiscal year
until 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 20, 2007.

Proposal specifications may be obtained by contacting the Office of
he Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058, 1009 N. 6th
Avenue (Highway 17), Wauchula, Florida.

Proposals must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools, Attn: Richard Daggett, Director of Transportation, P. 0.
Box 1678, Wauchula,, Florida 33873 not later than 2:00 P. M.,
Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Envelopes must be sealed and
marked as follows:

PROPOSAL: June 20, 2007
Bus Driver Physical

The Hardee County School Board reserves the right to reject any or
all bids and waive informalities. Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmis-
sions, will not be accepted.

Dennis G. Jones
Superintendent of Schools


ADVICE FOR MATURE VETERINARIANS
A few weeks ago I wrote about one of life's learning experiences, when
I tried to keep up with some colleagues half my age during a white water
rafting trip.
It seems as I mature I find it more difficult to participate in activities I
have done easily and enjoyed thoroughly all my life.
One of my most difficult decisions as a veterinarian wis to give up
working with all the cowboys in the pens because I was always just a part
of the crew. After all, I had been wearing boots and working cows since I
was big enough to work a parting gate or throw my arms around and whoop
and holler to head off a cow.
When I worked in the cowpens if the man running the chute had to step.
back for something I moved to the head catch, caught the cow, squeezed her
and mugged her if it was necessary. There were many times I would grab
hot shot and touched a cow so she would move up, or I would go back and
help part off a little bunch of cows to get them in the hopper.
However, the decision to retire from large animal practice was rein-
forced one afternoon when we were doing breeding soundness exams on all
the bulls at Dixie Ranch in Okeechobee. We were down to the last two
bulls. It was hot, and the bulls were apparently tired of being moved around
and jostled so they started jumping up on the side of the hopper fence try-
ing to get out.
Of course I swung into action, my arms flailing like a windmill and
using my best rendition of whoops and hollers, but suddenly I found myself
flat on my back, looking up at two Charolais bulls sailing over the fence
ready to stomp anything in their path including a helpless veterinarian.
It only took a few seconds to realize what had happened as I looked up
to see a crew of wide-eyed cowboys staring down at me and offering to
help.
I don't know to this day how both of those bulls cleared the fence and
didn't land squarely on top of me, but I am convinced in my heart it was
divine intervention. I thought about it a lot later and came to the conclusion
that perhaps mature veterinarians like me shouldn't be in the cowpens chal-
lenging 2,000-pound bulls.



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SBy Chip Ballard


ARE WE IN THE DAWN OF A NEW WORLD ORDER?
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was
convincing the world he didn't exist."
A recent reinterpretation of this quote is in the 1995 movie, "The Usual
Suspects," written by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Kevin Spacey as
Verbal Kint. Verbal uses the expression when explaining to a cop the story
of Keyser Soze, a very evil man.
But it was first made, as far as we know, by the French poet Baudelaire
in a short story called "Le Joueur genereux," published Feb. 7, 1864, about
meeting the devil and having a high old time in his company.
No matter when it was first said, or who said it, it's a sobering thought.
And not just when it comes to the devil, but to any government, orga-
nization or society that wishes to manipulate and control.
Power is as addictive as a drug, and if one has a propensity for it in the
first place, as another man might have for alcohol, one taste will not be
enough.
Let's pretend secret societies exist on the planet with such enormous
.wealth and power that they can manipulate national news, cause inflation
.and recession, and create revolutions and wars.
In Thomas Jefferson's day there was no TV, but there were newspa-
pers, and Jefferson said, "The man who reads nothing at all is better edu-
cated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
Was he suggesting that the public can't count on newspapers, no mat-
ter how well-intentioned hard-working reporters and editors may be, for the
)Whole truth?
In 1917 Congressman Oscar Callaway inserted a statement into the
Congressional Record saying that J.P. Morgan had used his interests in
America's major newspapers to help manipulate the country into World
:War I. Why'? Profit, of course. War is, after all, big business.
Jefferson also warned us about the danger of modern banking prac-
;tices: "Everything predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is
now coming to pass. We are to be ruined now by a deluge of bank paper, as
we were were formerly by the old Continental paper ... I am an enemy to all
banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. But our whole coun-
-try is so fascinated by this jack o' lantern wealth that they will not stop short
of its total and fatal explosion . I believe banking institutions are more
dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
Professor Carroll Quigley, who taught at both Harvard and Princeton
before taking a permanent position at Georgetown University, explains cen-
.tral banking in his book, "Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our
Time": ". .. the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching
'aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in pri-
vate hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the
economy of the world as a whole."
Dr. Stanley Monteith writes: "I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not
.like to be told that the banks can, and do, create money .... And they who
'control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments and hold in
-the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people."
The Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, "Locksley Hall," which Harry
Truman kept in his wallet his entire adult life, wistfully evokes a one-world
:government:
"Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer,
and the battle-flags were furl'd
In the Parliament of man,
the Federation of the world.
There the common sense of most
shall hold a fretful realm in awe,
And the kindly earth shall slumber,
lapt in universal law."

Volume 17 of the 1996 edition of the "Encyclopedia Americana," notes
that "Locksley Hall" prophesies "universal peace by means of.a leagupof
nations."
According to Monieith. aXLeague pt .,Nations, or one-world, govi'n-
ment, has been the goal of arcane societies since the dawn of civilization,
and remains their objective today.
Are we in the dawn of a new social order, a New World Order'? Many
experts believe we are; they say it's being forced upon us so subtly we hard-
ly realize what's happening.
Yet most Americans do sense something has gone wrong in America,
though we can't quite put our finger on the root of the problem, or point to
who is responsible.
But if we want our children and grandchildren to grow up in a country
even remotely resembling the sovereign land of opportunity in which we
grew up, perhaps we should lift up our voices and make our discomfort
known.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@earthlink.net or visit his
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June 3, Zelda Lynette Daniels, 44, of 4225 Forest St., Ona. was arrest-
ed by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with resisting an officer without
violence.
June 3, Willebalde Lopez Lopez, 20, of 507 DeSoto St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with trespassing
on property and resisting an officer without violence.
June 3, a theft on Golden Oaks Road and criminal mischief on Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.
June 2, Jose Antonio Ruiz-Molina, 32, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with unarmed burglary
of a dwelling and larceny.
June 2, Francisco DeLoera, 35, of 1595 Old Polk Road, Wauchula, and
Jose Manuel DeLoera, 37, of 807 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, were arrested
by Dep. Shane Ward and each charged with disorderly conduct. Francisco
DeLoera was also charged with resisting an officer without violence. Jose
DeLoera was also charged with battery, resisting an officer with violence
and battery on an officer or firefighter.
June 2, a residential burglary on North Florida Avenue, fights on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on Harris Road, and a theft on U.S. 17
South were reported.
June 1, Asiano Vargas, 45, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with DUI and no valid license.
June 1, Joshua Emory Mohn, 22, of 224 Lexington Ave., Orlando, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of failure to appear in court.
June 1, James Irvin Roberts, 31, of 3065 Magnolia St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with battery.
June 1, Shawn Curtis Rhymes, 20, of Red Bird Lane, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with
poession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, and
was detained on a charge of felony violation of probation.
June 1, Samuel William Sink III, 39, of 1949 Peace River Woods,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was detained on a charge
of felony violation of probation.
June 1, a residential burglary on East Broward Street, criminal mis-
chief on Magnolia Boulevard and thefts on Snell Street and Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue were reported.
May 31, Issachar Perez, 29, of 2937 Clifton Bryan Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with fraud, giving a
false ID to a law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended and
failure to appear in court.
May 31,.Robbie Ashby Mathews, 19, of 1762 Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
May 31, Michael Jerome Youngblood, 29, of 3086 Jack Jones Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of ampheta-
mine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
May 31, Lendy May Graham, 41, of 630 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
May 31, a tag stolen on East Summit Street, and thefts at SR 62,
Alderman Road, South Fifth Avenue and Golden Oaks Road were reported.
May 30, Maira Sanchez, 24, of 1315 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with possession of drug para-
phernalia.
May 30, Benjamin Method, 38, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on four counts of contempt of court.
May 30, business burglaries in two locations on CR 663 North and on
SR 62, residential burglaries on Apple Blossom Lane and Griffin Road, a
tag stolen on Hanchey Road, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North andthefts
on Lincoln Street and U.S. 17 North were reported.

May 29, Cory Allen Smith, 18, of 5017 Willow Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 29, Philip Edwin Martinez, 26, of 1919 Williams Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
June 29, Estela Rodriguez Valdez, 36, of, 1062 Wild Turkey Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription and destroying or tamper-
ing with evidence.
May 29, Jason Michael Key, 22, of 615 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was
arrested by DTF and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon.


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May 29, Matthew Aaron Dewolfe, 21, of 38344 Creek Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by DTF on a charge of contempt of court.
May 29, a vehicle stolen on River Road, residential burglaries in two
locations on Lily Lane, Azalea Lane and Rosebud Lane, and criminal mis-
chief on Schontag Road were reported.
May 28, Angel Rodriguez, 36, of 4185 Sasser Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with aggravated battery on
a person using a deadly weapon.
May 28, Jennifer Hurtado, 23, of 940 Fernleaf Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with non-support of children.
May 28, Raymond Leonard, 23, of 321 Keeton Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with larceny.
May 28, criminal mischief on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and
thefts on U.S. 17 and on County Line Road at Paynes Creek were report-
ed.
WAUCHULA
June 3, Jaime Martinez Cerna, 45, of Alabama Street, Wauchula, was
arrested Cpl. Matthew Whaley on charges of contempt of court and felony
violation of probation.
June 2, a theft on Heard Bridge Road was reported.
June 1, Harry Everett Meyer, 35, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with battery.
June 1, Pedro Victoriano Rivera, 24, of 613 N. Ninth Ave.,Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with three counts aggra-
vated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts aggravated battery on an
officer or firefighter, two counts resisting an officer with violence, criminal
mischief-- damage to property and disorderly intoxication.
June 1, a theft on Georgia Street was reported.
May 31, Rodney Anthony Cristofaro, 33, of 519 S. llth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with battery.
He was detained on a charge of felony violation of probation.

May 30, Martin Morales, 29, of 2928 Redbird Lane, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with possession of mari-
juana, grand theft of a vehicle and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.
May 30, Anita Castillo, 32, of 1757 Cactus Ave., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of methamphetamine
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 30, Ashley Earlene Howell, 20, of 764 Polk Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with grand theft of a vehicle and
a nonmoving traffic violation.
May 30, Jose Maria Gonzalez, 31, of 872 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of driving with knowledge
of a suspended license. At the jail, Sgt. James Adler detained him on a
charge of contempt of court.
May 30, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was reported.

May 29, Dora A. Mendoza, 48, of 728 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc.Robert Spencer on a charge of larceny.
May 29, thefts on Rust Avenue, U.S. 17 South and East Palmetto Street
* were reported.
May 28, Gavino Castellano Diaz, 19, of 715 Sandpiper Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with battery o n offi-
cer or firefighter and disorderly intoxication.
BOWLING GREEN
June 2, Jerry Wayne Purser, 38, of 630 Grove St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with disorderly conduct and
resisting an officer without violence.
June 2, a fight on Pleasant Way was reported.
May 31, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.
May 28, Rojelio Rivera, 35, P.O. Box 352,Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with 1- and a nonmoving traffic:
violation.
May 28, a robbery on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief on Bryan
Avenue and a theft on Snelling Avenue were reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 3, a theft on Fifth Avenue East was reported.
June 2, Robert Leo Williams, 49, of 424 Dade St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotheringham and charged with possession of mari-
juana and indecent exposure.
June 2, Larry Louise Cross, 49, of 128 Cemetery Road, Ona, was
arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotherington and charged with possession of cocaine
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
May 29, a theft on Magnolia Street was reported.


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North Wauchula Elementary School (NWES) recently held its annual Math Bash. Kindergarten par-
ticipants include (front row, from left) Rebecca Kedzior, Adamaris Garcia, Adelfo Hernandez,
Laura Reynolds, and Elias Pena; (back row) Daniel Obregon, Erica Martinez, Makenna Dimock,
Marta Ramirez. Kaitlvn Powell. Daniel Escobedo. Drew McGuckin and Juaquin Morales.


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Bernadette Riverea, Devina Garza, Carlos Deloera and Drew Roberts; (back row) Marylu Araujo,
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Desiree Ford, Annette Mondragon, Sarah Welch and Lorenzo Farias; (back row) Rodrigo
Mendieta, Cade Roberts, Rosendo Saldana, Noah Valletutti, Priscilla Villasana, Jesse Santoyo and
Lance Bursler.


Fourth grade Math Bash winners include (from left) Patrick Craycraft, Frank Farias, Rebecca
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Hardee County Board of County Commisioners
for the
Creation of Torrey Groves CDD

June 21, 2007
8:30 AM
Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida


The Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County will hold a public hearing to consider an
ordinance to grant a petition to establish Torrey Groves Community Development District
pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes at its regular meeting on June 21, 2007, at 8:30 A.M. or
soon thereafter. The proposed ordinance is titled as follows:

An Ordinance establishing the Torrey Groves Community Development District,
Pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, specifying general powers and special
powers of the District, describing the boundaries of the District, naming the Board
of Supervisors of the District, providing severability, and providing an effective
date.

The petition is for the establishment of a Community Development District comprised of the
following described lands as depicted by themap below:

W 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida.
Together with
The East 466.42 feet of the SE of SW_ of Section 16, Township
33 South, Range 25 East.

All interest persons wishing to submit evidence or testimony must submit same at the Public
Hearing. Anyone wishing to appeal any decision of the Board of County Commissioners
regarding this petition will need a record of the proceeding for that purpose any such person may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is created.
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PUBLIC NOTICE


Amendments to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan

Future Land Use Map


Agenda No. 07-34 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-12 P C
FINR II INC by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment to change the Future Land Use designation of
872+/-acres zoned A-1 from Agriculture and Public FORT GREEN
Institutional FLU to Rural Center FLU
On or about N side of Vandolah Rd FORT GREEN SF
E of CR663
04 34 24 000 10010 0000
187.96MOL ac S 2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of Section 04, T34S, R24E
S04, T34S, R24E -

04 34 24 0000 00100 0000 P ROJECT SITE ../
19.00MOL ac Corn SW corn of Sec E 3224 ft for POB N 1002.42 ftS S'')
57deg53min07sec E 1900 ftto pt on S Sec line W 1656 ftMOL to POB

05 34 24 0000 02550 0000 VANDOLAH
127.40MOL ac All E of Rd R/W LESS N 2375 ft thereof & LESS Order of VANDOLAH
Taking Parcel # 103 S05, T34S, R24E z
0834240000053700000 I
30.21MOL ac N 740 ft of Sec E of Rd R/W LESS Order of Taking Parcel # 103 0 4 ONA
S08, T34S, R24E /


54.77MOL ac N 740 ft of W 3224 ft


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SLFO SPRINGS 671 o


09 34 24 0000 03770 0000
S09, T34S, R24E


09 34 24 0000 03790 0000
329MOL ac Com NE corn of Sec S 88deg59min25sec E 3224 ft for POB S
88deg59min25sec E 1656 ft MOL S 57deg53minO7sec E 527.63 ft MOL to pt
on E Sec line S 00deg24min44sec W 5153.20 ft N 88degl2minO8sec W
2036.06 ft N 00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00minO2sec W 1003.19 ft
N 88deg59min02sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42minO8sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42minO8sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59minO2sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42minO8sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09, T34S, R24E

16 34 24 0000 07470 0000
123.64MOL ac Beg at NE corn of S 00deg40minO8sec W 2271.99ft N
89deg23min52sec W 147.68 ft S 00deg40minl8sec W 309.86 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 1875 ft N 00deg40minl8sec E 2705.06 ft S
89degl2min08sec E 2023.06 ft to POB LESS S 40 ft Rd R/W
S16, T34S, R24E


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Agenda No. 07-32 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC, by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
Map Amendment amend to Generalized Mining Overlay Map to correct
scrivener's mapping inaccuracies S33S, R25E
PARCEL A: Sect 09 that part of S1/2 of NW/14 of NEll4 lying N of Lake Branch
Rd;
PARCEL B: Sect 10: portions along Eastern bdry of N1/2 LESS that part of
NW1/3 lying S of Lake Branch Rd & W of Peace River & SE1/4. Section 15 That
part of NE1/4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace River & E1/2 of SE1/4
lying E of the middle channel of Peace River; .
PARCEL C: Sect 22: portions along Eastern bdry of E1/4 of NE1/4 & E1/2 of
NE1l4 of SE1/4 & SE1/4 of SE1/4;
PARCEL D: Sect 25: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4 & W1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4 &
NEll4 of NW1/4 & E112 of SW114 of NWIl4 & W112 of SE1/4 of NWi/4;
PARCEL E Sect 36: N114 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 & NW114 LESS Corn at NW corn of
Sect; thence S 467.38 ft to POB; thence E 440.84 ft; thence S 838 ft; thence W
181.92 ft; thence N 22 ft; thence W 26 ft; thence S 22 ft; thence W 232.92 ft to W
line of Sect; thence N 838 ftto the POB & LESS N 417.38 ft of NE1/4 of NWi/4 &
LESS S 167 ft of SW1/4 of NW11/47 LESS S 324.19 ft of N 741.57 ft of E 671.82 ft
of NE1/4 of NWIl4 & LESS county rd r/olw.
S33S, R26E
PARCEL F: Sect 30 NW1/4 of NW1/4 LESS Beg at SW corn of NW1/4 of NWI/4;
thence E 510 ft; thence N 200 ft; thence W 220 ft; thence S 83 ft; thence W 290
ft; thence S 117 ftto POB & S 660 ft of W 330 ft of NE1/4 of NW1/4;
PARCEL G: Sect 30 SW/4 of NW114 & NW1/4 of SW1/4 & SW11/4 of SW11/4 LESS
S 210 ft of W 210 ft thereof;
PARCEL H: Sect 30 E112 of NEll4 of NWI/4 & W 175 ft of NW1/4 of NE1/l4 LESS
E 175 ft of S 900 ft thereof & LESS county rd rlolw.
S33S, R25E
Sect 01: All, LESS rlolw for CR664 & LESS rlolw for County Line Rd;
Sect 02: All, LESS rlolw for County Line Rd & LESS N1/4 of NW1l4 of NE1/l4;
Sect 03: N 2335 ft ofW1/4 & N 2005 ft of W1/4 of E1/2 of NW1/4 LESS NW1/4 of
NW1/4 of NE1/4 of NWI/4 & LESS r/o/w for County line Rd; & W1/4 of N314 of
Sect LESS N 2335 ft thereof; & W114 of E1/2 of NW1/4 LESS N 2005 ft thereof; &
W114 of NE1/4 of SWl/4; & SE1/l4 of SW1I4 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 & SW1/4 of SEll4
of NE1/4 of SW1/4; & S112 of SW1/4 & SE1/4 lying E of Peace River, LESS Beg at
NE corn of NE114 of NE1/4 of SE114; thence S 241.37 ft; thence W 185 ft; thence
N 241.37 ft; thence E 185 ft to POB & LESS Corn at NE corn of NE1/4 of NE1/4 of
SE1l4; thence W 380 ft to POB; thence S 241.37 ft; thence W 95 ft; thence S
183.63 ft; thence W 95 ft; thence N 183.63 ft; thence W 90 ft; thence N 241.37 ft;
thence E 280 ft to POB; & Ell2 of NE1/4 of NE/ll4 LESS 1 acre square in NW
corn thereof & LESS a I acre square in SW corn thereof; & W 90 ft of E 185 ft of
N 241,37 ft of NE1/4 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 LESS rd r/o/w; & E 95 ft of N 241.37 ft of
NE1/4 of SE1/4 LESS rd rlolw;
Sect 04: E1/4 of Sect LESS rlolw for County Line Rd; & Corn at SW corn of N1/2
of NW1/4 of SE11l4; thence S89deg58min50sec E 461.18 ft for POB; thence
N01deg41mini9sec E 228.27 ft; thence N85deg50min14secW 73.53ft; thence
N00deg10min19secW 62.27 ft; thence S89deg49min41secW 150 ft; thence
NOOdeg 1min21secW 365.14 ft; thence S89deg56min33secE 1082.75 ft; thence
SOOdeg29min05secE 659.71 ft; thence N89deg58min50secW 870.32 ftto POB;
Sect 09: NE1/4 of NE1/4 & that part of S1/2 of NW1/4 of NEll4 lying N of Lake
Branch Rd;
Sect 10: N1/2 LESS that part of NWI/4 lying S of Lake Branch Rd & W of Peace
River & SE1/4;
Sect 13: All, LESS N1/2 of NE1/4 & LESS N 881.76 ft of SE1/4 of SE1/4 & LESS
Corn at SE corn of NE1/4; thence N 190.5 ft to POB; thence W 246 ft; thence N
168.5 ft; thence W 173 ft; thence N 161 ft; thence E 419 ft; thence S 329.5 ft to
POB & LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect15: That part of NEll4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace River &
E1/2 of SEll4 lying E of the middle channel of Peace River;
Sect 22: E1/4 of NE1/4 & E1l2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 & SE114 of SE1/4
Sect 24: All of Sect include Lots 01, 02 and 03 of Lake Dale Estates, LESS
SWl/4 of SW114 of NW114 & LESS W1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4 & LESS Corn at NE
corn of SE114 of NE1/4; thence W 25 ft; thence S 549.93 ft to POB; thence W
227.66 ft; thence S 460.86 ft; thence E to W r/o/w of St Rd 664B; thence N to
POB & LESS Corn at SW corn of SE1/4 of SW1/4; thence N89deg09min34secE
50 ft to POB; thence N00degl4min38secW 417.42 ft; thence N89deg09min34sec
E 208.71 ft; thence S 00degl4min38sec E 417.42 ft; thence
S89deg09min34secW 208.71 ft to POB & LESS county rd r/olw;
Sect 25: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW114; & W1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4;& NE1/4 of NW1/4;
& E1/2 of SWl/4 of NWI/4; & W1/2 of SE1/4 of NW1/4; & NEll4 of NE1/4; & SE!/4
LESS county rd r/olw;
Sect 27: NE1/4 of NEll4 LESS rd/ r/olw;& S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/l4; & E1/2 of
SE114; & NEll4 of SE114 of NE1/4 LESS a 1 acre square in NW corn thereof &
LESS county rd rlo/w;
Sect 34: NE1/4 of NE1/4 less S 200 ft thereof;
Sect 35: NWI/4 of NWI/4; & S3/4 of E1/3 of NE1/4; & W118 of NE1/4; & SE1/4 of
SW1/4 of SW1/4 of NE1/4; & SEll4 of NW1/4; & NEI/4 of NE1/4 of SW1/4; &W1/2
of SE1/4; & NE1/4 of SE1/4, LESS SE1/4 of NE1/l4 of SE1/4; & W1/4 of SE1/4 of
SE1/l4; & .NEll4 of NWI/4, LESS Corn at NE corn of Sect; thence
S89deg51mini7secW 2323.42 ft for POB; thence SOOdeg28min08secE 2317.86
ft; thence S89deg51 mini 7secW 250 ft; thence N00deg28min08secW 2317.86 ft;
thence N89deg51minl7minE 250 ft to POB LESS county rd r/o/w;
Sect 36: N1/4 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 & NW1/4 LESS Corn at NW corn of Sect;
thence S 467.38 ft to POB; thence E 440.84 ft; thence S 838 ft; thence W 181.92
ft; thence N 22 ft; thence W 26 ft; thence S 22 ft; thence W 232.92 ft to W line of
Sect; thence N 838 ft to POB & LESS N 417.38 ft of NE1/4 of NW1/4 7 LESS S
167 ft of SW11/4 of NW1/4 & LESS S 324.19 ft of N 741.57 ft of E 671.82 ft of
NE1/l4 of NW1/4 & LESS county rd r/o/w;



T33S. R26E
Sect 05: All, LESS a parcel of land 626.25 ft E & W by 208.75 ft N & S in NW
corn of SW1/4 of NW1/4 & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Sect 06: All, LESS Corn at NW corn of Sect; thence E 2475 ft; thence S 684.75ft
to POB; thence S 635.25 ft; thence E 660 ft; thence N 528 ft; thence NWlly to
POB & LESS county rd r/olw;
Sect 07: All, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Sect 08: W112; & NEll4; & W1/2 of SE1/4; & NEll4 of SE1/l4 LESS a 5 acre
parcel in SE corn thereof & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Sect 18: NW114 & N3/4 of N1/2 of SW1/4 LESS Corn at NW corn of SW114 of
NW1/4; thence E to E r/o/w of SR664 for a POB; thence S 208.75 ft; thence E
521.85 ft; thence N 208.71 ft; thence W 521.85 ft to POB & LESS Com at;Nw-.
corn of SW1/4; thence E to E rlo/w of SR664 for a POB; thence N :l Op ft; thenge
E 521.85 ft; thence S 430 ft; thence W 311.85 ft; thence S 420 ft; thence W 210 ft;'
thence N 750 ft to POB & LESS county rd r/olw;


Sect 19: SW1/4 & S112 of NWII4, LESS county rd rlolw;
Sect 30:' NWII4 of NW1/4 LESS Beg at SW corn of NWII4 of NWI/4; thence E
510 ft; thence N 200 ft; thence W 220 ft; thence S 83 ft; thence W 290 ft; thence
S 117 ftto POB; & SW114 of NWI/4; & NWII4 of SW114; & SWM14 of SW114, LESS
S 210 ft of W 210 ft thereof; & S 660 ft of W 330 ft of NEll4 of NW1/4; & E1/2 of
NE1/4 of NW1/4; & W 175 ft of NW1/4 of NEll4, LESS E 175 ft of S 900 ft thereof
& LESS county rd rlo/w.


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

CONTINUED TO PAGE 7-C







June 7, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Crinstophers


FATHER TIM THE HEALING CONTINUES
This wonderful season of new life strikes me as just the right time to
give you an update on the condition of Father Tim Vakoc, the first U.S. mil-
itary chaplain wounded in the Iraqi war. I say "just the right time" because
the news about Father Tim is both hopeful and upbeat so much so that
the story is brimming with new life all on its own. If this doesn't reflect the
power of prayer, I don't know what does.
Father Tim, you might remember, suffered a terrible head injury when
a roadside bomb exploded near his unit three years ago. His wounds were
uncomfortably close to being fatal. He survived, however just barely
- and was flown back to the U.S. and ultimately to the Veterans
Administration Medical Center in his home Archdiocese of St. Paul-
Minneapolis. As I wrote last year: "He has received wonderful care, of
course, but the outlook hasn't always been bright. Most of the time, in fact,
it's been downright discouraging."
Still, prayers on his behalf were working overtime. A year ago I
relayed the promising story of a slight improvement in Father Tim's condi-
tion, reported by Linda Louie, one of the friends invited by his family to be
among his regular visitors.
Now the reports are even more encouraging. I caught up with them in
AMS News, the newsletter published by the (U.S.) Military Archdiocese,
which reprinted a recent story written by Jeremy Olson of the St. Paul
Pioneer-Press. Briefly, here are the highlights:
After a year of therapy at the VA Medical Center, Father Tim had little
strength in his legs and was able to move his left hand and wrist slightly -
nothing more. Speaking was apparently out of the question. Doctors told
Father Tim's family that his recovery probably would progress no further.
Family and friends thought otherwise. The prayers continued, and so
did the miracles. Continuing his exercise therapy, the chaplain gained bal-
ance and added strength. The tube in his throat was removed last summer,
and he spoke his first clear words two months later. In December he was
strong enough to be discharged from the VA facility, and became a resident
of St. Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minn.
The healing, and the hard work of therapy, go on. Father Tim has a
laptop touch-screen communicator on which he's able to provide not only
simple yes-or-no answers, but can indicate some basic wishes. "I need a
break from talking" is one of them. From someone who hadn't uttered a
word for more than two years, it's a powerful thought.
A highlight of his recovery his recovery so far, that is came not
long ago when he attended the annual award banquet at Benilde-St.
Margaret's, his old high school in St. Louis Park. He was seated in a
wheelchair and a friend lowered a microphone in front of him, asking him
for a greeting. As Jeremy Olson reported: "For 20 seconds, only the gym-
nasium lights hummed in the quiet. 'Thank you,' Father Vakoc said.
Silence returned as he labored for breath. 'And,' he whispered, 'God ...
love .. you'."
Father Tim Vakoc, priest and chaplain, gives honor every day to both
of his callings. His ministry goes on as he inspires all those with whom he
comes in contact. And as for the power of prayer? Never count it out.
For a free copy of the Christopher News Note, That's The Spirit -The
Power Of Prayer write: The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York,
NY 10017; or e-mail: mail@christophers.org


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


NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY
TAKE THE TEST, TAKE CONTROL
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that
more than one million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV and approx-
imately 25 percent do not know they are infected and may continue to
engage in behavior that could jeopardize their health and the health of oth-
ers.
HIV counseling and testing enables people with HIV and other sexual-
ly tranmitted diseases to take steps to protect their own health and that of
their partners, and helps people who test negative get the information they
need to stay uninfected.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The goal of National HIV Testing
Day is to identify people who are HIV-positive and don't know it so they
can access treatment and live longer, healthier lives. It also prevents new
HIV infections by increasing education, awareness, and access to voluntary
counseling and testing (VCT).
African-Americans have been disproportionately affected by
HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic, and this disparity has
grown worse over time. While African-Americans represent 12 percent of
the U.S. population, they account for more than half (54percent) of the esti-
mated 40,000 new HIV infections each year in the U.S. In 2001, white
women represented 15 percent of new AIDS cases compared to 34 percent
for African-American women.
Latino populations continue to be disproportionately affected by
HIV/AIDS. While Latinos represent 14 percent of the U.S. population,
they accounted for 19 percent of AIDS cases reported in 2001 and 19 per-
cent of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections each year. In 2001, white
women represented 15 percent of new AIDS cases compared to 23 percent
for Latinas.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for an estimated 42 per-
cent of all new HIV infections even as the infection rate has declined since
the early years of the epidemic. Reports of increased sexual risk-taking
among MSM is a growing trend, and MSM are at significantly greater risk
of HIV infection than other groups in the U.S. Younger MSM are at par-
ticularly high risk, and minority MSM now account for a majority of AIDS
cases reported among MSM.
While the public perception of MSM is often that they are "white, mid-
dle class, college-educated and urban," the reality is that MSM include men
of all races, ages, linguistic, socio-economic and geographic categories. In
particular, African-American MSM constitute an alarmingly and rapidly
rising number of new infections. For many MSM, a gay or bisexual iden-
tity is an important part of self-identification, while for others it is a ques-
tion of sexual practice rather than identity.
The impact of AIDS on women is growing rapidly; women accounted
for 7 percent of new AIDS cases in 1989 and 29 percent in 2004. An esti-
mated 30 percent of new HIV infections are found in women. Three-quar-
ters of new HIV infections are due to heterosexual sex. Women of color are
disproportionately affected, with African-American women accounting for
64 percent of new AIDS cases reported among women and Latinas account-
ing for 17 percent. Many women are infected by male partners without


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6-C PUBLIC NOTICE


Amendments to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map


Agenda No. 07-33 ORDINANCE NO. 2007-14
RMD Properties LLC and Walter S./Carol M. Farr by and through the
Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale Comprehensive
Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment to change the Future
Land Use designation of 331.60+/-acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture)
from Agriculture FLU to Highway Mixed Use FLU
On or abt W side of Hwy 17
S of Town of Zolfo Springs
RMD PROPERTIES, LLC 03 35 25 0000 06000 0000
294.24MOL ac N3/4 lying W of US Hwy #17 (St Rd # 35) of S03, T35S, R25E,
Hardee County, Florida. LESS Com at NW corn of Sec 03 run
N89deg26min24sec E along N line of Sec 03 a dist of 2319.56 ft to center of a
creek for POB, thence cont N89deg26min24sec E along same line 1286.97 ft to
pt on W RIW line of US Hwy #17; thence S02deg06min19sec E along said r/o/w
1299.80 ft to pt on center line of dirt rd; thence S89deg03min01sec W along
said rd 1169.64 ft to pt on center of said creek; thence NW/ly along said center


line of creek 1316.14 ft MOL to POB
together with a subj to a 40-ft easement for utilities, ingresslegress lying 20 ft
each side ofntfer line said center line being desc as follows: Corn at NW corn
of Sid sec;03'tun N89deg26min24sec'E along N line of said Sec 03 a dist of
3606.52 ft to a pt on W r/o/w line of US Hwy #17; thence S02deg06minl9sec E
along said r/o/w line, 1299.80 ft to begin said center line of easement; thence
S89deg03min01saec W along said center line, 1169.64 ftto end said center line.
Also including the wells, pumps and motors located on the property and all
water use permits S03, T35S, R25E
FARR 03 35 25 0000 05000 0000
36.76MOL ac Com at NW corn of S03, T35S, R25E run N89deg26min24sec E
along N line of Sec 2319.56 ft to center line of a creek for POB. From said POB
thence E along said N line of Sec 1286.97 ft to pt on W r/olw line of US Hwy 17,
thence S02deg06minl9sec E along said r/olw line 1299.80 ftto pt on center line
of dirt rd S89deg03min01sec W along said dirt rd 1269.64 ft to pt on center of
said creek NW/ly along center line of creek 1316.14 ft more or less to POB
S03. T35S, R25E


Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board Requests for copies of the proposed Amendments and proposed Ordinances
will be received at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South 9th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.,
P U B L IC N O T IC E Monday-Friday, 863 767 1964. Please allow 72 hours for a response.


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


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 Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South Ninth
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. Please call for an appointment, 863 767 1964.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. Although minutes of the
Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the Public Hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


04:19;06;07c


having any awareness of being at risk of infection and are often unlikely to
seek testing until symptoms appear.
At least half of people becoming infected with HIV infections each
year are those under the age of 25. Most young people are infected through
sex. Young African-Americans represent 64 percent of new AIDS cases
among 13-19 year olds, and Latinos represent 20percent of this age group.
Teenage girls account for 54 percent of new AIDS cases among teenagers.
Youth at risk for HIV include young people of all races/ethnicities,
genders, and sexual orientations. Large numbers of HIV-positive young
people have never been tested and are unaware of their status. While many
young people know the basic facts about HIV transmission and prevention,
some are unwilling to face their own personal risk or to seek out HIV coun-
seling and testing.
Voluntary counseling, testing, and referral programs provide people an
opportunity to learn their current HIV status, receive counseling about any
behavioral changes needed to avoid infection or infecting others, and
receive information and referrals to additional prevention programs, med-
ical care or other services.
Confidential and anonymous testing is available at the Hardee County
Health Department. To make an appointment, please call 863-773-4161.


FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP

The City of Bowling Green and Hardee County are fair
housing advocates. The City and County are holding a
workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all
of the protected classes (race, color, familial status,
handicap, national origin, religion and sex). The public
is invited to attend.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2007
at 1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible in the City
of Bowling Green City Hall. Any handicapped, visually
or hearing impaired person or non-English speaking
person needing special assistance at the meeting
should contact Pamela Northup, at 863-375-2255 at least
five (5) days prior to the meeting and assistance will be
provided. 6:7c



INVITATION TO BID

The School Board of Hardee County will accept sealed bids until
2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 20, 2007, on providing Petroleum:
Products to the Hardee County School District for the 2007-2008
school year.

Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting the Office of the.
Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058, 1009 N. 6th Avenue'
(Highway 17), Wauchula, Florida.

Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools, Attn: Richard Daggett, Director of Transportation, P.O.
Box 1678, Wauchula, Florida 33873-1678, on or before 2:00 P.M.,
Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Envelope must be sealed and
marked as follows:
BID: June 20, 2007
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

The School Board of Hardee County reserves the right to waive
irlormaqities, and the right .to accept .or.eject any. Or all bids.

Unsealed bids, e.g., fax transmissions, will not be accepted.


Dennis G. Jones
Superintendent


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR REZONE WITH
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that Hardee
Homes Specialized Services, Inc., as agent for Tommie B.
Underwood, is requesting a rezone and comprehensive
plan amendment of this property located at 403 E. Palmetto
Street for the purpose of operating an adult day training
center for adults with disabilities. The request is for a
Zoning Classification of C-1 (Commercial) with a Future
Land Use Map (FLUM). designation of Commercial. The
property is legally described as:

E 67 FT OF LOTS 19 & 20 & E 67 FT OF S 23 FT
OF LOT 18 BLK 11 WAUCHULA ORS & W 1/2 OF
ALLEY ADJACENT

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, June 18, 2007 at
5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
July 9, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers,
225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any inter-
ested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or
Commission with respect to this request for which he will
need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to
ensure that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/S. Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


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Orange Blossoms Top Angels


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Cooper's Flowers Lady
Bugs won the final game of the sea-
son and took the guesswork out of
the final standings.
When the Lady Bugs defeated
the Chancey and Associates Design
Group Pink Sox on May 21, it auto-
matically dumped the season title
in the lap of. the Jake L. Carlton
(JLC) Construction Co. Orange
Blossoms. The Pink Sox loss put
the team in a solid second place.
The Blossoms finished with a 7-4-1
season record, while the Pink Sox
came in at 6-5-1 and the Lady Bugs
at 4-8.
In the season's final game, the
Lady Bugs got solo scores from
Allison Far, Ahdam Alqabsi,
Desiree Ford, Illeana Flores,
Carleigh Daugherty and Litzy
Vargas. Other contributing to the


Lady Bugs all season are Josie
Moore, Breanna Godwin, Sarah
Welch, Tiffany Owens, Amber
Newton, Taylor Graham and
Gabrielle Allen.
Josie Hancock, Tara McNabb,
Caitlin Defresne and Marissa
Chancey came around to cross
home plate for the Pink Sox. Also
playing for the Sox this season are
Taylor Roberts, Andrea Crawford,
Reyna Kirkland, Alyssa Mae
Tatum, Anna Erekson, Amber
Mendoza, Danielle Smith and
Ruthie Erekson.
Playing for the champion Orange
Blossoms were Rebecca Albritton,
Emily Bennett, Hannah Carlton,
Kimberly Derringer, Senaida
Garcia, Shayna Harned, Claudia
Klein, Cheyenne Pohl, Rosienell
Rivers, Kaitlyn Shaw, Meagan
Shivers and Karley White.


SLOW TO SPEAK
I came across a cute story by email that introduces an important
Biblical principle.
A monastery had a vow of silence that could be bro-



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Will Go On Sale June 12


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will start selling more than 4,500
alligator harvest permits on a first-
come, first-served basis on June 12.
The sale of alligator permits
begins at 10 a.m. (EDT) June 12
and will continue through 11:59
p.m. (EDT) June 18. During this
period, each person will be limited
to one permit, which allows the
take of two alligators. If there are
any remaining permits available
after this period, permit sales will
reopen at 10 a.m. (EDT) June 19,
and continue until all are sold.
Applicants have the option of
applying at any county tax collec-
tor's office, license agent (retail
outlet that sells hunting and fishing
licenses), at MyFWC.com/license
or by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT
FLORIDA (486-8356) from any-
where in the United States or
Canada.
Application instructions are
online at MyFWC.com/gators/pub-
lic/2007_SW_APPL.pdf.
To obtain a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an alliga-
tor trapping license and two alliga-
tor-hide validation tags, or provide
proof of a valid alligator trapping
license (must be valid through Nov.
1) plus pay the fee for the two hide-
validation tags. No other hunting
licenses are required.
The cost for a resident alligator
trapping license and hide-valida-
tion tags is $271.50, and non-resi-
dents pay $1,021.50. The cost for
each additional alligator hunting
permit (allowing the take of two
alligators) is $61.50 regardless of
residency. All fees are nonrefund-
able. Any hunter who takes an alli-
gator must complete and send in an
Alligator Harvest Report Form.
The information gathered from
these forms enables FWC biolo-
gists to monitor alligator, popula-
tion trends and impacts of the annu-
al harvest.
An alligator trapping agent
license is also available for $51.50,
which allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper. All persons seeking
a harvest permit must be at least 18
years of age by Aug. 15.
The alligator hunting season will
run 11 consecutive weeks from
Aug. 15 through Nov. 1.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-


hour training and orientation pro-
gram, which is held at locations
throughout the state. Permit recipi-
ents are not required to attend, but
first-time participants are strongly
encouraged to do so. Courses will
be offered in July and August, and
permit holders will receive, by
mail, permit packages listing exact
dates and locations.
For more information on how to
get involved in these exciting alli-
gator hunts, visit MyFWC.com/ga-
tors and click on "Statewide
Hunts."


Friday


ken only once a year at Christmas by a single- monk
speaking a single sentence. Each year they took turns.
One Christmas, Brother Thomas had his turn to speak
and said, "I love the delightful mashed potatoes we have
every year with the Christmas roast!" Then he sat down.
There was silence for 365 days.
The next Christmas, Brother Michael got his.turn, and
said, "I think the mashed potatoes are lumpy and I truly
despise them!" Once again followed 365 days of silence.
The following Christmas, Brother Paul rose and said,
"I am fed up with this constant bickering!"
I was brought up with the old cliche: "If you don't
have anything good to say, don't say anything at all." I'm
sure that most of us have heard this exact phrase from
some authority figure at some point in our lives.
Interestingly, God tells us much the same principle to guide us in our
speech. He tells us to season our speech with salt, speak with grate, and say
only that which is good for edification (Colossians 4:6; Ephesians 4:29).
The verse that really needs attention is found in James 2:19 which says,
"but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger."
Like those monks in a monastery, we should take time to decide what
we are going to. say. We need to think before we speak. We need to listen
more than we talk. We need to speak cautiously, deliberately, and edifying-
ly. Only by following this commandment will we learn to speak as God
speaks, as the Bible speaks, as the utterances of God (1 Peter 4:11).
For God to spend as much time in His Holy Word telling men how they
should use their tongues, we need to realize that God cares what we say,
how we say it, and why we say it. And God tells us to be careful because
those words will be judged. As Jesus Himself said, "But I tell you that every
careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the
day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36).
We must be show down our mouths and let our brains catch up some-
times so we might think first. And unlike those monks, let the deliberate
words we say be for edification, grace, love, and for pleasing God. I'm
Telling the Truth.


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