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State Parks Lower

Some Camping Fees

.. .Story 5C


'Kitnapping' In

i Hardee County!

.. .Column 3A


Only Mama Kept Him

From Life Of Crime

.. .Interview 3C


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 28
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, June 21, 2007


Property Tax Break Could Cost Plenty


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Proposed property tax changes
may benefit some at first, but could
present long-range nightmares for
many homeowners.
Early savings will deteriorate
over the first few years and end up
costing homeowners substantially
more. Meanwhile, the bad dreams
would continue with loss of many




Crash



Claims



Teen
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A Friday evening crash has
claimed the life of a Hardee County
teenager, and left two people hospi-
talized.
The accident occurred on Friday
at 7:05 p.m. on SR 64 just west of
Charlie Creek, according to a report
filed by Florida Highway Patrol
S...Tpr. William. J, Delaney ...... .
Danielle Revell, 16, of Wau-
chula, was driving her 2003 four-
door Volkswagen eastbound on
SR 64 with two passengers when
she attempted to pass slower traffic,
said Delaney.
He said that during the attempted
pass, Revell lost control of her
vehicle and collided head on with a
2002 Cadillac, driven by 43-year-
old Edwin Boone, of Avon Park.
The front of the Volkswagen col-
lided with the front left of the
Cadillac, causing it to overturn onto
its right side in the north shoulder.
Revell's vehicle rotated counter-
clockwise after the collision.
Delaney reports that Revell and
her passenger, Benjamin Rucker,
20, of Wauchula, were not wearing
seatbelts at the time and were eject-
ed from the vehicle. Revell was
taken to Lakeland Regional
Hospital in critical condition.
She succumbed to her injuries at
the hospital on Monday morning.
She becomes the third person killed
on Hardee County roads this year.
Danielle was a member of the
Hardee Senior High School Class
of 2008.
Rucker was taken to Florida
Hospital in Sebring where he was
listed in critical condition. Boone
was taken to the same hospital in
serious condition.
Also in Revell's car was Chase
Revell, 13, of Wauchula, who was
See CRASH 3A


WEATHER
DATM I
06113 87
06/14 88
06/15 91
06/16 93
06/17 91
06118 86
06/19 92
TOTAL Rainfall to
Same period las
Ten Year Aver
Source: Univ. of Fla. 0

INDEX
Classifieds.
Courthouse Re
Community Ca
Crime Blotter...
Hardee Living..
Information Ro
Obits
Puzzle..............
Solunar Tables.


06/119/07 11.11
st year 11.99
rage 58.45
Ona Research Center


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eport........4C
lendar.....4A
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undup.....4A
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services residents take for granted.
The tax proposals recently
approved in special state legislative
sessions have two facets; a state-
imposed limit on how counties and
cities can levy taxes this year; and a
constitutional amendment on which
voters will decide during the Jan.
29 Presidential Preference primary.
Early voting on that ballot begins
Jan. 15.


Property Appraiser Kathy Craw-
ford reviewed the tax reform pro-
posals Tuesday and said 'she is
working on preparing a calculator
for the office's website in which
people can determine the estimated
benefits or losses of tax reform.
"I'm going to our Property
Appraisers Association conference
next week and hope to clarify all
the factors and how to apply them,"


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she said.
REFERENDUM
This change in homestead
exemption requires a 60 percent
voter approval for passage. If
passed, it would be retroactive to
Jan. 1, 2008. Under the amend-
ment, anyone who qualified for
homestead exemption on Dec. 31
would have a choice to make about


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
. . alligator cross the
road? It was no joke
on Wednesday after-
noon of last week as
this seven- to eight-
foot alligator crossed
U.S. 17 between Bowl-
ing Green and Fort
Meade. The gator left
a phosphate settling
area and headed east
toward the Peace
River, ambling across
the four-lane highway.
Apparently, it was
answering the call of
the river, with summer
rains soon to come.


their property taxes. -..w i
One choice would be a new super .
homestead exemption equal to 75
percent of the first $200,000 in val-
uation. For someone with a home -
valued at more than $200,000, fif-
teen percent of the next $300,000 J S
would be exempt. There would be I I
no limit on the growth of assessed I
value of property.
The minimum exemption is -
$50,000. Low-income seniors
would have a minimum homestead *,
exemption of $100,000. a
Another choice would be for a 7
resident to choose the "grandfa-
See PROPERTY TAX 2A Crawford




Minutes Divide Clerk



Of Courts, Commission


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long-standing feud between
the Hardee County Clerk of Courts
Office and the Hardee County
Board of County Commissioners
reared its head again recently.
The disagreements, which began
years ago during restoration of the
1920s-era courthouse, have result-
ed ever since with sparse contact
between the two entities and their
staffs .
Florida Statutes Chapter 28.12
makes the "clerk of the circuit court
both clerk and accountant of the
board of county commissioners ...
-responsible to keep the minutes and
accounts, retain custody of the
county seal and affix it to any offi-
cial papers."
Over the last dozen years, Clerk
of the Court B. Hugh Bradley and
the commission have bickered over
matters to the point Bradley rarely
attends commission meetings.
He has designated deputy clerks
to take minutes of the meetings.
The clerks taking the minutes
recently changed, and the new ones


are trying to absorb the difficult
task of recording the official
actions of the board during an aver-
age three- or four-hour meeting.
Bradley has told them to record
only the decisions made by the
commission. The commission also
wants a summary of the comments
or reasons for such decisions, espe-
cially when there is a dissenting
vote.
The clerk recently had his attor-
ney, John W.H. Burton, write a let-
ter to board attorney Ken Evers
about the commission minutes.
"Mr. Bradley is not aware of any
requirement or need for the BOCC
minutes to be a verbatim record of
the various public meetings. Mr.
Bradley has instructed his deputy
clerks to summarize the actions
taken by the BOCC, and also to
summarize any specific comments
or arguments for or against a partic-
ular issue that is before the BOCC.
"Mr. Bradley is not willing to
edit minutes in advance of a BOCC
meeting . any corrections or revi-
sions should be made in a public
See MINUTES 2A


HJH Gets New Assistant

Principal In Durastanti
School Board Rehires All Administrators


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Junior high students sent to the
office this fall will find a new prin-
cipal sitting behind the desk and,
consequently, a new assistant prin-
cipal.
With Doug Herron recently
named successor to long-time
Hardee Junior High School princi-
pal Mae Robinson, who retired at
the end of this past academic year,
someone was needed to fill his pre-
vious slot.
Meredith Durastanti, an instruc-
tor at the school who twice has
been nominated for Teacher of the
Year, was recommended for that
vacancy by Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones.


And The Survey Says


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
In all and in generalities, Hardee
County School District employees
are positive about the system they
work for.
So say the results of a "Climate
Survey" recently completed' by
staff members ranging from lunch-
room and maintenance workers to
teachers to principals and directors.
The 40-item online survey soon
also will be presented to parents
and to students.
"A climate survey is something
we should be doing every year,


frankly," Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones told the Hardee
County School Board last Thursday
in a workshop session called to
hear the results.
Jones said this survey had been
part of the district's continuing
accreditation efforts, and will be
reviewed by an accreditation team
from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. The visiting
team will look for this school dis-
trict's "strong points" and "weak
points," he said.
Weak points will be few, given
the ratings from respondents.


And the Hardee County School
Board, with member Wendell
. Cotton on vacation and absent,
unanimously approved Durastanti
as assistant principal last Thursday
night.
Durastanti has been a teacher at
the school since 2000. She also has
served as a dean there, and has
coached both volleyball and bas-
ketball.
She is a 1995 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School, and has earned
bachelor's degrees in psychology
and interdisciplinary social sci-
ences. In 2005, Durastanti received
a master's degree in educational
leadership from the University of
South Florida in Tampa.
See ADMINISTRATORS 3A


... School Employees Positive About District


Chris van der Kaay, coordinator
of instructional technology for the
district, explained the survey and
its findings to the board.
Van der Kaay said the 40 items
on the survey explored five areas:
school environment and safety;
communications; parent/guardian,
student and staff relationships;
learning environment, academic
performance and instruction; and
parent and community involve-
ment.
Respondents were asked to mark
a I for strongly disagree, 2 for dis-
agree, 3 for agree and 4 for strong-


ly agree, he said. A space also was
provided for "don't know" or "not
applicable" responses.
Van der Kaay said Jones sent out
an e-mail to staff members asking
them to participate in the survey.
Three days later, he sent out anoth-
er e-mail as a reminder.
Of the Hardee County School
District's 734 employees, 288 filled
out the survey, van der Kaay told
the board. That amounts to a
response rate of 39 percent, he said.
"That's very good for a survey of
this nature," he added. "Generally
you get about 10 percent."


In seven items under "school
environment and safety," respon-
dents were highly positive about
student supervision, bus service
and the buildings and grounds, but
only half believed students "are
respectful of school property."
Less than a third felt tobacco,
drugs or alcohol were a problem at
their school, and somewhat under
half said gangs are a problem.
That prompted board member
Gina Neuhofer to ask van der Kaay
if he could identify which schools
drew that concern from respon-
See SURVEY 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2007


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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IIM 910


SAVE OUR HOMES (SOH) vs. SUPER EXEMPTION

What Are The Potential Savings?


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


Bldg

Land

Just Value

SOH

Exempt

Taxable

Tax Rate

Taxes


175,000

25,000

200,000

-71,560

25,000
103,440

.01763

$1,800.00


*Figures below are estimates only and are based on increases
in residential home values over the past 10 year period. Market
values may increase more or less and taxes are subject


to change.

Value In 10 Years
Taxable With SOH
Taxes


$ 460,000
$ 150,000
$ 2,737


Super Exemption

New Home Owner or Current

Transitioning from SOH


Bldg

Land

Just Value

Super Exempt


Taxable

Tax Rate


Taxes

*See adjacent note regarding value

Value In 10 Years
**Taxable With Super
Taxes


175,000

25,000

200,000

-150,000 (75%) -


50,000

.01763


$ 881.50

Je increases.

$ 460,000
Exmpt. $ 271,000
$ 4,261


*First $200,000 in Value 75% Exemption, $201,000-$500,000 15%


dents. Van der Kaay said yes, that
could be determined.
Board member Jan Platt said "it
would have been interesting if the
survey had a question if teachers
were treated with respect by stu-
dents. Just by the number of (disci-
plinary) referrals," she added, "a lot
of them are not."
Under "communication," five
items examined how well the
school and parents interact, how
accessible the staff is to parents and
how responsive the school is to
staff suggestions.
Roughly 21 percent felt their
ideas were not "listened to." Other
responses were positive.
The "relationships" category
dealt with trust, treating parents and
students with respect and employ-
ees working well together.
Respondents agreed relationships
are going well.
"Academics" presented 11 items
for responses, assessing the quality
of instruction, student engagement
in learning activities, the level of
education students receive and how
well it prepares them for the future,
among other items.
Over 80 percent of the responses
were favorable in all 11 items, with
"students feel positive about learn-
ing at school" drawing the lowest
number of agreement, at just over
the 80 percent mark. Most items
generated well over 90.
Platt remarked, however, that the
survey was completed prior to the
release of Florida Comprehensive


Want to know if we're catching
up on the drought? How does the
current drought compare to the his-
toric drought of 2000-2001?
A new Southwest Florida Water
Management District web page
provides information on long-term
rainfall and river flows in west-cen-
tral Florida.
Color-coded charts and maps
compare current rainfall and river
flows to historical levels, illustrat-
ing the degree to which levels devi-
ate from normal over the 16-county
District.
The District developed the
weather web' page after working
with local meteorologists to deter-
mine an effective way to communi-




OUIUOORS
Solunar Tables
The schedule of solunar periods, as printed
below, has been taken from Mrs. Richard Alden
Knight's Solunar Tables. Plan your day so that
you will be fishing in good terrnllory or hunting In
good cover during these times.
The major periods begin at the limes shown
and last foor or 2 hours thereafter. The minor
periods are of somewhat shorter duration.
A.M. PM
De2 L ay IL n. MaL MIn MtA
06120 Wed. 10:40 4:30 11:05 4:50
06I21 Thu. 11:30 5:20 11-55 5:40
06/22 Fr. 6:00 12:10 6:20
06/23 Sal. 12:35 6:35 12:50 6:55
06124 Sun. 1:10 7:15 1:25 7:35
06/25 Mon. .50 7:50 2:05 8:15
06/26 Tue. 2:30 6:30 2:45 8:55
06/27 Wed. 3:10 9:15 3:30 9-40
06/28 Thu. 3:55 10:05 4:15 10:30
06/29 Fri. 4:45 10:55 5:10 11:20
06/30 Sat. 5:35 11:45 6:00 -
07/01 Sun. 6:30 12:15 6:55 12:45
07/02 Mon. 7:30 1:20 6:00 1:45
07/03 Tue. 8:25 2:15 8:55 2:40
07/04 Wed. 9:20 3:10 9:45 3:30
07/05 Thu. 10:15 4:00 10:40 4:25
07/06 FrI. 11:00 4:50 11:35 5:15
07/07 Sat. 5:45 12:00 6:05
07/08 Sun. 12:20 6:30 12:40 6:55


Assessment Test scores, and that
responses could change now.
Jones pointed out that staff mem-
bers would generally be positive
about performance regardless, and
that parents and students will have
an opportunity to answer these
questions as well.
It was "involvement" that
showed volunteerism by parents
and community members less than
hoped for, but that participation is
encouraged. Extra-curricular activ-
ities are adequate.
Four items on student discipline
and behavior showed about 40 per-
cent of staff members do not feel
students show respect to each other.
Most felt rules are fairly enforced
and are clearly explained to stu-
dents. Lastly, disruptive behavior is
"a problem" in about 57 percent of
staff members' views
Following van der Kaay's pre-
sentation, Gary Moore, director of
personnel and staff development,
said he felt a response rate of 39
percent was a poor showing foi the
accreditation team.
"I think we need to put a little bit
more work in it and a little bit more
seriousness," he said.
Board member Joe Jones asked if
participation in the survey could be
mandated. Dennis Jones said no,
staff members could not be forced
to complete the survey.
"When we get the parents and
student ones, we will compile it all
together and there will be no lack
of things we can discuss," the
superintendent noted.


cate rainfall and drought informa-
tion to the public.
A map shows rainfall distribution
over the 16-county District by com-
paring rainfall levels for the most
recent 12-month period to historic
averages. Rather than relying on
one rain gauge, the map is pro-
duced by extracting data from mul-
tiple gauges throughout the district,
colorfully illustrating how the rain
has been dispersed throughout the
region.
Charts compare the most recent
one-year and 10-year flows of four
rivers to their average historical,
seasonal flows, categorizing flows
as above normal, normal, below
normal and extremely low. The 10-
year charts include data from 2000-
2001, allowing for a comparison of
the conditions in the current
drought to that historic drought.
"Rainfall and other weather
information are hot topics because
of the drought," said Robyn Hanke,
media relations manager. "Collect-
ing the information available in one
location makes it more accessible
for the public."
In addition to information on
rainfall and river flows, the web
page provides links to other district
hydrological data as well as other
weather resources, such as the
National Weather Service's Nation-
al Hurricane Center and the South-
east River Forecast Center.
You can visit the district's weath-
er web page, by going to
www.WaterMatters.org/weather/.


The highest of wisdom is con-
tinual cheerfulness: such a state,
like the region above the moon,
is always clear and serene.
--Michel de Montaigne


Save Our Homes vs. Super Exemption


Tax Year
2008 $
2009 $
2010 $
2011 $
2012 $
2:." o --
2014 $
2015 $
2016 $
2017 $


SOH
1,994.60
2,067.67
2,142.92
2,220.44
2,300.27
2-382;251
2,467.21
2,554.45
2,644.31
2,736.86


Super Exemption Savings
$ 881.65 $ 1,112.95
$ 1,143.94 $ 923.73
$ 1,429.18 $ 713.74
$ 1,739.38 $ 481.05
$ 2,076.72 $ 223.55

$ 2,842.54 $ (375.34)
$ 3,276.41 $ (721.97)
$ 3,748.25 $ (1,103.94)
$ 4,261.36 $ (1,524.50)


PIIOPtlllY TAX
Continued From 1A


their" clause which allows current
homeowners with the Save Our
Homes provision to continue that
with its $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion. While initially higher, this
provision would benefit homeown-
ers in the long run because it caps
annual increases in assessed value
of homestead property to the
Consumer Price index or.three per-
cent, whichever is lower. People
would remain on this status until
they requested a change to the
super exemption. The one-time
switch could be made at any time,
but once made the homeowner
could not return to it.
One other provision under the
new law is a $25,000 exemption for
each tangible personal property
return, a benefit particularly to
small businesses whose equipment
is taxed.

PROS AND CONS
Lawmakers say property tax is
the largest single tax revenue for
government in Florida and has
grown 99 percent in the last five
years while Florida personal
income has increased 44 percent
and growth, measured by popula-
tion and inflation, has increased
only 31 percent. At maximum mill-
age rates, property owners through-
out the state would pay an estimat-
ed $16.1 billion less in ad valorem
taxes during fiscal years 2008-009
through 2011-12.
The largest savings would be in
the 2008 tax year, and increasingly
decrease until 2013. As assessed
values grow, the benefit would
lessen and by 2014 be on a steady
climb. By 2018, with uncapped val-
uation of their homes, property
taxes would be nearly double that
of a person retaining the Save Our
Homes provision.
Opponents say the super home-
stead exemption would severely cut
into tax revenue for schools.
Estimates are that nearly half of the
$16.2 billion would come out of
school funding, amounting to about
$2 billion a year, one quarter of all
property taxes the state requires
school districts to collect. None of
the proposed legislation protects
education revenue.
The opposition also says there
will be necessary large cuts in fire-
fighter and other emergency ser-
vices as well as the usual trans-
portation (roads and bridge mainte-
nance), and other services people
have come to expect. Many more
special benefit taxing units may
spring up to pay for such services.
Others say the front-end benefits
to homeowners are deceptive.
Benefits under the super exemption
would not last more than five years.
People could be worse off in the
long run, says opponents.
MILLAGE-TAX RATES
Florida Statutes Chapter 200
describes the process for local gov-
ernments to levy ad valorem (prop-
erty) taxes. As local taxing authori-


ties (county, city, school, water
management, indigent board) pre-
pare their budgets, the property
appraiser establishes a rolled-back
rate. This is the millage, usually
less, that it would take to raise the
same amount of money it did the
prior year, considering new con-
struction, major improvements,
annexation and other factors.
Taxing authorities usually main-
tain or even increase millage to pay
for increased costs in fuel, insur-
ance, employee raises and supplies.
. For the 2007-08 year, taxes are
limited to a percentage below the
level of taxes levied in 2006-07.
(For Hardee County this is three
percent less).
The tax reform bill limits growth
of ad valorem taxes in future years
to the growth in the area population
as measured by new construction,
and the statewide growth in per
capital personal income.
Local government bodies may
increase ad valorem tax levies by
extraordinary votes or voter
approval. However, any county or
municipality that levies taxes in
excess of the amount permitted
under this. legislation will forfeit
participation in the half-cent sales
tax revenue sharing program, a sub-
stantial amount for most local gov-
ernments.

LOCAL EFFECTS
Throughout the county, which
has been considered a fiscally con-
strained county, each local govern-
ment qualifies under the new term
"counties and cities of special
financial concern," those that gen-
erate less than $100 per capital per
mill. These are limited to three
percent less than the 2006-07 (cur-
rent) tax year.

County
County Manager Lex Albritton
returned from a trip to Tallahassee
on Monday with limited additional
information on tax reform. He and
his staff are working feverishly to
prepare a tentative 2007-08 budget
for the fiscal year which begins
Oct. 1. County budget meetings are
held in the third week of July.
Effects from the budget changes
for the next fiscal year will be min-
imal. "It will be the following year
when we get a big hit. If the super
homestead exemption is approved
by voters, it would be scary," said
Albritton, noting that as much as 40
to 60 percent of ad valorem rev-
enue could be lost for the 2008-09
fiscal year budget, and more in sub-
sequent years.

Wauchula
City Administrator Rick Giroux
said the city would not be as hard
hit as some because most of the
revenue base is proprietary, utilities
such as water, sewer and electric.
"I feel we'll weather the storm.
The worst case scenario is a
$140,000 loss, the best $18,000.
We will try not to affect manpower


or day-to-day operations but just
delay capital improvements or pur-
chases.
"Our city government is people.
We are labor intensive," continued
Giroux, noting the city workforce is
about 80 and he intends "no sacri-
fice on services to our residents,
keeping our employees to get the
job done. We'll just not buy equip-
ment, a new truck, etc." he said.
Bowling Green
City Manager David Elbertson
said Wednesday morning. "We
don't know a whole lot yet. If it's a
three percent reduction, they
should be about $7,000. I hope to
have information for the commis-
sion by next month's meetings."
Zolfo Springs
The Town Commission dis-
cussed the tax situation during its


meeting by a motion to revise the
minutes and voted on," continues
the Burton letter.
Attached to the letter were sever-
al opinions of the Florida Attorney
General"s Office on the subject of
requirements of minutes. One says
written minutes of a meeting must
be promptly recorded and become
public record at that time, not when
approved.
The differing demands often
place the clerks between the two
entities as happened at the commis-
sion meeting of June 7, when the
commission had five sets of min-
utes from May meetings to review.
Commission meetings begin at
8:30 a.m.
With a full agenda, beginning
with an 8:35 appointment for Pat
Steed, executive director of the
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council, in discussion of school
impact fees and a roomful of school
officials and citizens, the commis-
sion took nearly a half- hour to pore
through the minutes and critique
the "typos, grammatical errors and
sentence structure."
In the end, the commission
decided to "deny approval of four
sets of the minutes and instruct
Evers to write a formal letter to
Bradley's attorney to request coop-
eration," in effect, dialogue
between the two offices with minor
corrections to the minutes prior to
the commission meeting. A fifth set
of minutes with its corrections was
approved.
Evers said he disagreed with the
attorney general's legal opinion
that minutes were a record of the
board's action and that summariza-
tion was good but not essential.
Robert's Rules of Order states,
"Not only is it not necessary to
summarize matters discussed at a
meeting, it is improper to do so.
Minutes are a record of what was
done at a meeting, not a record of
what was said" (page 146 of the
10th edition).
Bradley said recently that he
agreed the minutes in question
were not sufficiently correct. "I can
understand their frustration, but I
am more offended that they humil-
iated employees of this office. The
bottom line is that there's a time
and a place, and that wasn't the
time or place. I feel the people of
Hardee County have a right to hold
us whom they have elected to a
higher standard of professional-
ism."
Bradley said if a verbatim report
was desired, a court reporter could
be hired the same as in criminal
court. "I have asked the ladies to
record the yeas and nays and why
there is a dissent if it is stated."


Monday evening meeting.
Mayor and Commissioner
George Neel commented, "The
new homestead exemption will cost
us about three percent. Finance
Director Linda Roberson added, "If
there is a minimum exemption of
$50,000, that will pretty much wipe
out everybody in Zolfo Springs."
Town attorney Gerald Buhr said
that when the matter goes to refer-
endum, voters "who voted to pro-
tect pregnant pigs" will surely pass
this, not realizing the effect it will
have on services. They will only
think about having more money in
their pockets, 'until the first time
they have to call the police.' They
do not understand the serious rami-
fications of it."
Staff writer Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


Country Manager Lex Albritton
said Tuesday that'the commission
was forced to bring the minutes
issue into the open meeting.
"Minutes are always covered at the
beginning of the meeting before
approval of the agenda. We have
worked and argued for weeks try-
ing to avoid bringing this out in a
public meeting.
"Unfortunately, the letter from
his attorney ruled out any discus-
sions between the deputy clerks
and our office. It's part of the pub-
lic process. Everyone there had a
right to see how their issue would
be handled in the minutes and the
public process of reviewing min-
utes," said Albritton.
The commission chairman had
three choices, Albritton said.
Chairman Bobby Ray Smith and
the commission could have tabled
the minutes, approved them or sent
them back for more work on them,
said Albritton.
Bradley believes minutes should
be a brief recording of the board's
actions. The commission would
like the minutes to be more of an
explanatory summary.

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>. By Jim


Helen Keller was 2 years old when an illness destroyed her sight and
hearing and left her unable to talk.
"She overcame blindness and deafness by learning to read and write in
Braille. Then she learned to talk," wrote evangelist Michael Guido of
Metter, Ga.
As an adult, one day she was asked what would be her No. I wish. Her
answer was not sight or hearing but "world peace."
Guido says there are many peacebreakers but not enough peacemakers.
The Bible says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the
children of God."
Wouldn't it be nice if all world and tribal leaders, including our own
president, would make attaining world peace their No. I priority in life.
The Bible also says there will always be wars and rumors of war. Does
that mean world peace for long periods of time is impossible to achieve?

On May 28 The Tampa Tribune stopped delivering newspapers to
Hardee County and two other counties, saying the parent company was
tired of losing money in those counties on delivery and other costs versus
subscription income. The Tribune had about 600 home-delivered and 120
rack sale copies sold daily in Hardee County, from what I was told by a high
ranking Tribune circulation official.
Hardee County did not let the Tribune stop delivery here without a
fight. Quite a few people called to complain. Many Hardee Countians had
grown up reading The Tampa Tribune.
In mid-May a local delegation flew by helicopter to Tampa to meet
with the publisher and circulation officials. They were helicopter
owner/pilot Bill Crews, Joe L. Davis Jr., Dr. Barbara Carlton, Bill Lambert,
and Lory Durrance. They carried a letter from Wauchula Mayor David
Royal who could not make the trip.
The Bell Jet Ranger was met at Peter 0. Knight Airport on Davis Island
by Hardee orange grove owner and retired Tampa Tribune publisher Doyle
Harvill who took them to the Tribune.
The local delegation made their best pitch to Tribune officials and took
a tour of the newspaper building which also houses Channel 8 TV. Media
General owns the Tribune and Channel 8.
We can still get the Tribune by mail or over the Internet. The printed
version, however, is no longer delivered to homes or in racks here.
Nature abhors a vacuum. The Lakeland Ledger kept their rack sales in
Hardee but stopped home delivery on May 28. The same carriers were
delivering the Tribune and Ledger.
The Ledger, however, is now calling some Hardee residents wanting to
start home delivery again. I got a call Tutesday at our home in Bowling
Green. I told her the Ledger had been kind enough to continue my home
delivery as a professional courtesy.
The DeSoto Sun Herald has also put out a lot of racks since May 28
and is wanting to make a significant presence in Hardee County. That daily,
owned by Suncoast Media, is also doing some limited delivery.
Highlands Today, also owned by Media General and based in Sebring,
also pulled out their racks in Hardee when the Tribune did. The big major-
ity of Highlands Today's circulation in Hardee County was as an inside part
of The Tampa Tribune.
Newspaper delivery is not cheap. Racks cost about $300. Stores make
a profit when they sell newspapers.
The Herald-Advocate sells about 5,000 newspapers a week in the sum-
mer and about 450 to 500 more in the winter when northern residents are
here. Most of our newspapers are sold in stores and racks, but about 921 are
mailed. The cost last week to mail 507 papers out of county was $223 and
the mailing costs on 414 within Hardee County was $58. The mailing costs
the week before were $219 and $46, respectively.

The Wauchula Kiwanis Club was founded in 1931, John W. Burton
told club members Tuesday. The club was founded with 16 members,
including his father Grady Burton and Emerson Clavel. Grady Burton. also
became Florida,governor of Kiwanis and later ran unsuccessfully for gov-
ernor of Florida as did Doyle E. Carlton Jr. of Wauchula.
The Kiwanis Club met on Tuesday noon at the Wauchula Woman's
Club building.
The Club outgrew the Woman's Club building and moved to the new
American Legion building across the street. Increased rent costs and diffi-
culty in keeping a cook a few years ago caused the Kiwanis Club to begin
meeting at the Panda Restaurant.
The Kiwanis Club has been sponsoring the Key Club at Hardee High
School for many years. The early Kiwanis Clubs were for men only but not
anymore.

It has been aired on ESPN, but I really do not care if Kobe Bryant
remains on the LA Lakers NBA team or signs with another team.

I am glad that Billy Donovan changed his mind and decided to stay as
head basketball coach of the Florida Gators.

I wanted Tiger Woods to put on an "Arnold Palmer charge" Sunday
and win the U.S. Open golf championship. However, he did finish tied for
second and won about $600,000 for the four-day tournament. Tiger, who
sometimes seems larger than life but is still a human being with feelings
and nerves, has 12 major titles and trails only Jack Nicklaus who won 18.
For someone who never broke 100 on a golf course, I cannot identify with
trying to win a major pro golf tournament.

What will the football Gators do in 2007, following their national
championship? Urban Meyer has never been head coach at a college longer
than two years at the same place. This will be his third year at Florida.
And how will Bobby Bowden and FSU do this year with their new
offensive coordinator?
How will the Hardee Wildcats do in 2007 under new head coach Tim
Price, with a tougher schedule and about 22 players graduating from the
11-2 2006 Wildcat team?
Can the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2007 rebound from a poor 4-12 record in
2006 and can head coach Jon Gruden save his job?
Can the 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays have a .500 season for their first
time in history? They might.
S Will Barry Bonds break Hank Aaron's home run record of 755 in
:2007? I think he will and am beginning to hope he will. Even if you were
:bulked up on strength substances for a number of years, it is not easy to hit
hundreds of homeruns off MLB pitching. I could not even hit a homerun in
Little League, and a lack of self-confidence kept me from pursuing a pro
athletic career. I'm sure I had the innate ability, however.
I am also confident I could hit a homerun in a Little League park today,
since I am taking the Charles Atlas Bodybuilding Course again after failing
:it the first time as a teenager.
SIf most people are pulling against Barry Bonds, I am going to pull for
:him as long as he keeps smiling and being nice.




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in the back seat. He was wearing a
seatbelt and was uninjured in the
accident.
"We, are always tremendously
.saddened by the death of a young
person. It is the hardest part of my
job when we lose ai student," said
Hardee High School Principal
Mike Wilkinson.
"There will be grief counseling
available as well as a moment of


silence in Danielle's honor when
school resumes," he said.
Danielle is survived by her moth-
er and step-father Lori and Tim
Bryant. She was preceded in death
by her father, Lelan B. Revell, and
her brother, Lelan M. Revell.
Visitation is tonight (Thursday)
at Robarts Family. Funeral Home.
Services will be held tomorrow
(Friday) at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.


The albatross sometimes follows a ship for days, but is seldom
seen resting. It feeds on scraps of food thrown from the ship, or on
fish and squid.


KIT-NAPPED?
Fred and I were discussing bills, kids, the meaning oi ,ife and the
future of the universe trivial stuff like that while standing on the front
porch preparing to tackle the coming day. I was staring off into the pasture,
enjoying the first cup of coffee and the soft numbness that comes with hav-
ing crawled recently from a comfy bed.
A bull bellowed off in the distance, and it occurred to me for about the
millionth time how much I cherish country living.
"You see the new cat?" Fred asked suddenly.
"What new cat?"
"That one." He pointed. My eyes followed his extended index finger to
the tiniest, teeniest and probably the prettiest kitten I have ever seen. It was
sitting regally on the front porch, barely bigger than a fuzzy grapefruit,
peering at nothing in particular with two brilliant blue eyes set in a lion's
mane of butterscotch and white fluff.
"That's not a cat! That's an itty, bitty, baby kitty!" I corrected him.
I'm sure I broke all kinds of speed records crossing the porch to pick
up the kitten, gushing like a fool the whole way.
I have a serious kitten fetish. I've also been known to act like an utter
idiot over puppies and, for some reason not clear to me yet, baby feet. I sus-
pect that it has something to do with the fact that those tiny little bare soles,
aside from being pure and unsoiled and soft as a whisper in church, some-
how speak to me of the future and limitless possibilities. Where will those
feet take this new person, once they begin their journey?
Baby feet aside, I had an adorable kitten tucked under my chin, who
was purring like her very life depended on it. She was virtually weightless
- a handful of warm cotton balls and as I rubbed her against my cheek
I claimed her as my own and was rapidly trying to come up with a name.
"Where did she come from?" I asked, snuggling and gushing shame-
lessly.
"I don't know. Jill says she was just sitting here on the porch when she
came home from work."
I knew he didn't accept that explanation. Neither did I; we're way out
in the middle of nowhere, much too far for a stray kitten to just stumble on
the place by chance. Furthermore, she was far too healthy to have been
fending for herself for any longer than about 15 minutes.
"I've always wanted a long-haired kitten like this," I said. Fred sighed
as I conversed with the kitten on that idiotic level I sink to when in the pres-
ence of baby animals.
"Maybe Pete brought her home," I suggested.
We both looked at the big clumsy pup, and considered the possibility.
He was always bringing something home. The yard is littered with random
foreign matter that we don't recognize; bits of trash and assorted rags, even
the skull of some yet to be identified creature that was probably found on
the side of the road.
Was it possible that Pete had added a stolen kitten to his inventory?
That thought brought the unsettling potential that someone, some-
where, might be looking for this kitten. The more likely probability was that
Jill had brought the kitten home herself she's almost as big a sucker as I
am when it comes to kittens and rather than admit this outright and risk
being told to take it back where it came from, she simply pled ignorance
and hoped for the best.
But because Fred is basically a pushover for animals, too, I knew that
the kitten had a new home. Unless, of course, it had been pilfered by a
roaming mutt without a spoonful of sense, and was currently on the 10
Most Wanted Kittens List.
I clutched the kitten, wondering, yet still vaguely name-searching. I
was somewhat devastated at the idea that Pete had committed a kitty-nap-
ping, and that said kitten was going to be snatched away by a relieved, and
righteously indignant, owner.


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She will join Beverly Cornelius
in the role of assistant principal.
Following the 4-0 vote,
Durastanti told the board she is
looking forward to working with
both Herron and Cornelius.
School Board members also
unanimously agreed to hire school
district administrators as recom-
mended by Jones. All will be
rehires and will return to their cur-
rent assignments, as Jones pro-
posed no changes.
Principals include Herron at the
junior high and Mike Wilkinson at
Hardee Senior High; David Dura-
stanti, Bowling Green Elementary
School; Tracey Nix, Hilltop
Elementary; Sonja Bennett, North
Wauchula Elementary; Michele
Polk, Wauchula Elementary
School; and Jan Beckley, Zolfo
Springs Elementary. George Kelly
will remain as director at Pioneer
Career Academy, the district's alter-
native school in Zolfo Springs.
Assistant principals are Bill
Robinson and Chris Neff, at the
senior high; Cornelius and Mere-
dith Durastanti at HJH; Kathy
Clark, BGE; Willie Gilliard, HES;
Dale Wolgast, NWES; Jessica
Gray, WES; and Melanie Hender-
son, ZSE.
Directors are Dot Bell, excep-
tional student education; Woody
Caligan, management information
services; Marcia Kapusta, federal
programs; Jerry Kapusta, adult
education; Dick Daggett, trans-
portation; Robert Krahl, education-
al facilities; Sherri Albritton, stu-
dent academic services; Marie
Dasher, curriculum; Greg Harrel-
son, finance; Gary Moore, person-
nel and staff development; and
Arnell Waldron, food services.
Deputy superintendent is Rocky
Kitchens. .
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The more I thought about it, the more my lower lip drooped, and the
more determined I became to keep the kitten, no matter what.
So, if there's someone out there missing a tiny little butterscotch-and-
white angel with blue eyes that doesn't weigh as much as a No. 2 pencil,
please know that I have her, and I love her, and if you're in any way enter-
taining the thought of coming after her .. you'd better pack a lunch.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
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Nutrition Notes

Q: Is vegetarianism the healthiest way to eat?
A: Scientists say that a mostly plant-based diet leads to less risk of can-
cer and heart disease. A vegetarian diet is one way to accomplish this.
However, food choices are really the key to the healthfulness of any diet -
not simply the presence or absence of meat. An abundance and variety of
vegetables and fruits supply vitamins, minerals, cancer-fighting phyto-
chemicals and fiber. Whole grains like whole-wheat bread are linked with
a lower risk of heart disease and provide cancer-fighting nutrition.
Healthy fat sources include olive and canola oil, nuts and omega-3 rich
fish. While eating too much meat is unhealthy, partly because it crowds out
nutritious fruits, vegetables and whole grains, to categorize all meat-eaters
together yields inaccurate conclusions. Meat's impact will vary depending
on the frequency, portion size and fat content of meat commonly eaten.
Even cooking methods matter, since high-temperature grilling and frying
have been linked with the production of cancer-causing heterocyclic
amines.
Despite common thinking, a vegetarian diet can be unhealthful if it's
rich in deep-fried foods and refined carbohydrates. Because vegetarians
tend to be less overweight than nonvegetarians, some of the health benefits
attributed to vegetarianism may relate to weight. It is possible, however, to
maintain a healthy weight without becoming a vegetarian, and vegetarians,
too, can gain weight.
Q: Is tuna low in fat and calories?
A: A three-ounce portion of grilled or baked fresh tuna contains only
110 to 160 calories, with one to five grams of fat, if no fat is added in the
cooking. However, tuna that is canned in oil, mixed with mayonnaise, and
put in a sandwich or casserole with high-fat cheese, is quite another matter.
To make a health-wise tuna salad, use water-packed tuna and light
mayonnaise. Make the tuna go farther, and add wonderful crunch and nutri-
tion, by including lots of chopped raw vegetables like cucumber, celery,
green pepper, scallion and water chestnuts. A quarter- to half-cup or more
of a variety of vegetables can be added to each six-ounce can of tuna. Since
most restaurants and delis add little, tuna salad is generally not the leanest
item on their menus. Their tuna salads will contain about 385 calories and
10 grams of fat per cup. If you really want tuna salad when eating out, skip
the cheese and watch your portion size. For a better nutritional balance,
order some raw vegetables or fruit on the side instead of chips or cookies.
Q: Are little white spots on fingernails the sign of a nutritional defi-
ciency?
A: No. The stories that circulate periodically, suggesting that these
spots indicate a lack of calcium or some other nutrient, are unsupported by
evidence. White spots on fingernails reflect injury or forceful pressure on
the nail that has often occurred several months before you see the spot
appear. But other changes in nails, like brittleness, can reflect health prob-
lems or nutritional deficiencies. If you see changes that concern you, don't
hesitate to discuss them with your physician. But those little white spots are
almost surely insignificant.

The title of the classic Disney film "Fantasia" (1940) means "a free
[musical] composition structured according to the composer's
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FANIDA WILSON GEIGER
Fanida Wilson Geiger, 84, died
Friday, June 15, 2007.
,. She was born March 27, 1923, to
Henry and Leah Peeples Wilson in
Wauchula.
' She was preceded in death by her
:husband of 54 years, Jack Geiger.
* She is survived by three daugh-
:ters, Patricia Mishoe and husband
Elwood of Zolfo Springs, Jackie
Bullock and husband Bill of Winter
Haven, and Norma McGill of
Wauchula; grandchildren, Rex and
Patricia Richey of Fort Green, Scott
and Nadine Reddick of Georgia,
Rebecca and Jay McCoy of Zolfo
Springs, Robin and Ben Rawlins of
Homeland, Amanda and Wayne
Graham of Wauchula, Beau and
Karen Bullock of Winter Haven; 12
great-grandchildren; one sister,
Ronelda Griffin of Tampa; and one
brother, Lamar Wilson of Lakeland.
Services were held Monday, June
18, at Lake Dale Baptist Church.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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DANIELLE LIANN
REVELL
Danielle Liann Revell, 16, of
Wauchula, died Monday, June
18, 2007.
She had lived in Hardee
County all of her life. She attend-
ed Hardee Senior High School,
was a cheerleader and member of
Future Farmers of America. She
worked at the Hardee Cattle
Market and Bikini Bottom. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Lelan B. Revell,
brother, Lelan M. Revell, and
grandparents, Iris and Merle
Revell.
Survivors include her mother
and step-father, Lori and Tim
Bryant of Wauchula;' grandpar-'"
ent, Stacy Morin of Wauchula;
step-grandparents, Mary and
Minor Bryant of Bowling Green;
two brothers, Travis and Chace
Revell of Wauchula; step-broth-
er, Cody Bryant of Grand
Junction, Colo.; two sisters,
Jessica Hays and husband Joshua
of Wauchula and Dena Revell of
Lakeland; three step-sisters,
Nicole Drake and husband David
of Wauchula, Jessica Bryant of
Bowling Green, Hayley Bryant
of Grand Junction, Colo.; nieces
and nephew, Makayla and Katlyn
Ellis, Jayden and Jensey Hays
and Dustin and Addison Drake;
and her boyfriend, Ben Rucker of
Wauchula.
Visitation is Thursday, June
21, 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services will be held at 6
p.m. Friday at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, with burial
in Paynes Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be
made to the youth programs of
First Baptist Church of Wauchula
or First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.



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GILBERT TREVINO
Gilbert Trevino, 73, of Wau-
chula, died Wednesday, June 13,
2007, in Auburndale.
He was born March 16, 1934 in
San Antonio, Texas and had lived
in Wauchula since 1969. He was a
member of St. Michael Catholic
Church, and was retired.
He was preceded in death by one
son, Gilbert Trevino Jr. and one
brother, Reymundo Trevino.
Survivors include his wife,
Juanita Trevino; three sons,
Ricardo Trevino of Zolfo Springs,
Miguel Trevino and wife Monica of
Winter Haven, and Rene Trevino of
San Antonio, Texas; eight daugh-
ters, Dora Mendoza and husband
Roy of Zolfo Springs, Hortencia
Pena and husband Domingo of
Wauchula, Isabel Farias of Zolfo
Springs, Mary Ann Cisneros of
Winter Haven, Rosa Zambrano and
husband Noe of Orlando, Gloria
Martinez of Dilley, Texas, Connie
Trevino of Winter Haven, and Terri
Trevino of Wauchula; one brother,
Vicente Trevino Jr. of San Antonio,
Texas; two sisters, Consuelo
Gutierrez and Pauline Ferdin; 34
grandchildren, 53 great-grandchil-
dren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Friday, June 15, at St. Michael
Catholic Church with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery. Visitation
was Thursday evening.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

DIANE HOWARD
Diane Howard, 59, of Tamarac,
died Thursday, June 14, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Services will he held in Tamarac
at a later date.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

CAROLINE ELIZABETH
JACKSON
Sweet Baby Caroline, 3 months
of age, went home to be with the
Lord on Sunday, June 17, 2007,
with her family by her side.
She was born Feb. 26, 2007 in
Charlotte, N.C. to her parents,
Michael and Tanner Jackson and
big sister, Kathryn Grace. Al-
though her journey was short, the
lives that she touched will truly be
changed forever.
In addition to her parents and
sister, Caroline is survived by her
maternal grandparents, Kathy
Robertson of Charlotte, N.C. and
Ron Robertson. ofWinston Salem .
N.C.; paternal grandparents,
Tommy and Sue Jackson, of Wau-
chula and Carla and Dean Clark
of Blackshear, Ga.; uncles, Joel
and Ryan Robertson of Charlotte,
N.C.; aunt, Amy Crews of
Arcadia; great-grandmother, Judy
Robertson of Benson, N.C.; great-
great uncle, Julian B. Herring of
Savannah, Ga; great aunts and
uncles, Patty Brisson of Dunn,
N.C., Jerry and Mary Margaret
Hobbs of Clinton, N.C.; Bruce
and Karen Dean, of Westminister,
Md., Glenn and Keri Robertson of
Durham, N.C. and Jeff and Ruth
Robertson of Fayetteville, N.C.;
as well as many cousins.
A celebration of Caroline's life
was held 3 p.m. Wednesday, June
20, 2007 at Forest Hill Church
with the Rev. Michael Boulware
officiating. Interment followed at
Magnolia Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at
Harry and Bryant Company, 500
Providence Rd., Charlotte, N.C.
The family would like to thank
all the doctors and nurses that
cared for Caroline as well as those
who followed her journey through
her website, www.sweetbaby-
caroline.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial contribu-
tions be made to Levine Child-
ren's Hospital Cardiac Intensive
Care Unit, c/o Carolinas Health-
care Foundation, P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232.
Harry and Bryant Company
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11 great-grandchildren; and several
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Friday, June
15 at the funeral home. Services
were Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at First
Assembly of God in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade






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DANIELLE LIANN REVELL
Danielle Liann Revell, 16, of
Wauchula, died Monday, June 18,
2007.
She had lived in Hardee County
all of her life. She attended Hardee
Senior High School, was a cheer-
leader and member of Future
Farmers of America. She worked at
the Hardee Cattle Market and
Bikini Bottom She was a member
of First Laptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Lelan B. Revell, brother,
Lelan'M. Revell, and grandparents,
Iris and Merle Revell.
Survivors include her mother
and step-father, Lori and Tim
Bryant of Wauchula; grandparent,
Stacy Morin of Wauchula; step-
grandparents, Mary and Minor
Bryant of Bowling Green; two
brothers, Travis and Chace Revell
of Wauchula; step-brother, Cody
Bryant of Grand Junction,. Colo.;
two sisters, Jessica Hays and hus-
band Joshua of Wauchula and Dena
Revell of Lakeland; three step-sis-
ters, Nicole Drake and husband
David of Wauchula, Jessica Bryant
of Bowling Green, Hayley Bryant
of Grand Junction, Colo.; nieces
and nephew, Makayla and Katlyn
Ellis, Jayden and Jensey Hays and
Dustin and Addison Drake; and her
boyfriend, Ben Rucker of Wau-
chula.
Visitation is Thursday, June 21,
6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel.
Services will be held at 6 p.m.
Friday at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, with burial in Paynes
Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be
made to the youth programs of First
Baptist Church of Wauchula or
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


ALBERT CONVERSE JR.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt.
Albert Converse Jr., 87, died April
17, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz.
He was born Oct. 8, 1919, in
Muskogee, Okla., to the late Mr.
and Mrs. Albert "Chip" Converse
Sr., longtime Wauchula residents.
He retired from the military at
Davis Monthan AFB in 1970 after a
31-year career, included six years
of Navy service from 1939 through
1945 in the Pacific Theater where
he was decorated for valor in the
battle of Guadacanal. His 25 years
of Air Force serviced included sta-
tions in Greenland, Europe and
eight bases in the United States.
He was owner/operator of
Tucson's Antique Clock for 17
years. He and his wife were 33-year
patrons of the 4-H and Southern
Arizona Livestock Association pro-
grams in Pima County.
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 60 years, Esther R.
Converse.
He is survived by three daugh-
ters, Harriet Knox and husband
Ken of Covode, Pa.; Rebecca Hare
and husband Stan and Mary Beth
Lochner and husband Jim, all of
Tucson; two sisters, Ferol Jones of
Wauchula and Mary Ferrell of
Sebring; six grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m.
with services at noon at the East
Lawn Palms Chapel in Tucson, fol-
lowed by a graveside honor service
at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may
be made to SAILA, care of
Rebecca Hare, 10011. E. Millmar
Road, Tucson, AZ 85730.
East Lawn Palms Funeral Home
Tucson, Ariz.


RUTH FOWLER JACKSON
Ruth Fowler Jackson, 90, of Fort
Meade, died Tuesday, June 12,
2007, at Good Shepherd Hospice,
Auburndale.
Born Feb. 11, 1927, in Bowling
Green, she moved from Merritt
Island to Fort Meade in 1965. She
was owner/operator of Fowler's
Grocery Store in Fort Meade and a
member of the First Assembly of
God in Bartow.
She was preceded in death by
husbands Eddie M. Fowler and
William T. Jackson; two daughters,
Jean Fowler and Elaine Johnson;
and two granddaughters, Sally
Deese and Joyce Johnson Myers.
Survivors include one son, Scott
Fowler of Fort Meade; one daugh-
ter, Yvonne M. Levins of Frost-
proof; one sister, Eloise Tidwell of
Killing, Ala.; four grandchildren,
David M. Johnson, Brenda Orona,
Heather O'Cain and Terri L. Butler;


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CHANNEL DAVIS
Channel Davis, 42, of Jackson-
ville, died Thursday, June 7, 2007
in Jacksonville.
Born Tan. 11, 1965, she was a
former rc "nt of Bowling Green
who moved to Jacksonville 13
years ago. She was a homemaker
and member of the Church of
Christ of Wauchula.
Survivors include her husband
Lenoris of Jacksonville, and three
daughters, LaTangela Daniels,
Kimberly Tryce and Patricia Shine,
all of Jacksonville; five sisters and
brothers; and one grandchild.
Memorial services are pending.
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Class Of 1977
Plans Reunion
Any one interested in helping
plan the 30-year class reunion
for the Hardee High Class of
1977 should come to a meeting
on Tuesday.
The group will meet at 7 p.m.
at the Bowl of Fun Lanes, U.S.
17 South, Wauchula. For ques-
tions or information, call Cookie
Sanders at 773-4528 or Teresa
Hall at 767-0759.

Voluntary Pre-K
Meets June 28
The voluntary pre-kinder-
garten registration is next
Thursday, June 28, from 4 to 7
p.m. at the Early Learning
Coalition of Florida's Heartland
Inc., 324 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South), Wauchula. Parents
have a choice of locations dur-
ing the school year offering 540
hours of developmentally appro-
priate instruction.
All children who are age 4 by
Sept. 1 and are Florida resi-
dents are eligible at no cost.
Bring the child's birth certificate
and Social Security card, parent
identification and proof of
address. For more information,
call ELC at 767-1002.







THURSDAY, JUNE 21
VHardee Co'unty Commis-
sion, regular and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m and 1 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.





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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JULY 12, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.

07-49
FING III, Inc 1634250000018300000
by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a:
Small-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment to change the FLU designation of 10.3MOL acres from
Agriculture to Public-Institutional forthe expansion of the WINNR
Ranch
07-50
Rezone of 10.3MOL acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to P-1
(Public-Institutional)
07-51
Site Development Plan on 10.3MOL ac for the expansion of the
WINNR Ranch
On or abt Johns Rd, S of Altman Rd, W of S Florida Ave
10.3MOL ac W112 of N1/2 of SW114 of SWI/4 & W112 of S 20 ft of NW1/4 of
SW1/4 S16, T34S, R25E

07-52
James D. Hill requests aVariance to reduce property line setbacks fora
.14MOL-acre-corner-lot-of-record, zoned R-2 in the Highway Mixed Use Future
Land Use District
On or abt Petteway and Hancock 2833250820000080002
Lot 02, BIk 08, Wauchula Hills SID S28, T33S. R28E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JULY 19, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-49, 07-50, 07-52

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contactthe Planning/Developmentat leasttwo (2)
working days prior to the PIZ public hearing. 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
BCC 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 PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 91" Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
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leaves. Students had their own planting stories to tell, as they had completed a planting unit ear-
lier in the year. Strauss challenged the students to plant seeds at home, and she gave each child
a bookmark and a removable tattoo. Teachers received review lessons and a packet of marigold
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"-Hr' .-' DEAD DUCK
It is obvious to me that we, as a people, are very distrusting. With
politicians talking out of both sides of their mouths, advertisements send-
ing a stream of stretched truths, and those whom we are supposed to believe
constantly falling short of truth, it is no wonder people in today's world
struggle with faith, trust and the concept of truth.
This anonymous story was sent through my e-mail recently:
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary
surgery. As she lay her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his
stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or
two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, "I'm so sorry,
Cuddles has passed away."
The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure?"
"Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," he replied.
"How can you be so sure," she protested. "I mean, you
haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be
in a coma or something."
The-vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He
returned a few moments later with a black labrador retriever.
As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on
his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and
sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked at the vet
with sad eyes and shook his head.
The vet patted the dog and took it out, and returned a few
moments later with a beautiful cat. The cat jumped up on the
table and also sniffed delicately at the bird. The cat sat back on
its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of
.the room.
The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I
said, this is most definitely, 100 percent certifiably, a dead
duck."
Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys


and produced a bill which he handed to the woman. The duck's
owner, still in shock, took the bill.
"$150!" she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead?"
The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for it,
the bill would have been only $20, but what with the lab report
and the cat scan .. "
If this woman would have trusted the vet's expertise in the first place,
she would have saved herself some time and money. Although this is a silly
story, it does illustrate the folly in today's society that we do not trust one
another; instead, we only trust ourselves.
We should be trusting God.
God is immutable, perfect and faithful. God is the bearer of truth. We,
as humans, need to make sure that our distrusting nature does not roll over
into our attitude toward God.
Many of us have been raised on the words of a great old hymn by
Daniel B. Towner and John H. Sammis from 1887 called "Trust and Obey."
The words of this hymn should describe our approach to God:
"When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory
He sheds on our way!
"While we do His good will, He abides with us still and with all who
will trust and obey. "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in
Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Our God is worthy of our trust. Our God is demanding of our obedi-
ence. Our God is the God! I'm Telling the Truth.


TOP BARLOW, A LEGENDARY COWBOY
I was browsing through a treasured old rodeo scrapbook last week, and
when I turned one of the crumbling pages there was a photograph of Top
Barlow, one of Hardee County's legendary cowboys. He was squatted
down in front of the bucking chutes at the old Welles Arena in Arcadia in
1941. It was the year he won the All-Around Champion Cowboy title.
It was a different time for rodeos back then. The rules for what had
become the All-Florida Championship Rodeo included the provision that
contestants be Florida cowboys. There were no exceptions. Each contestant
paid an entry fee of $1 to enter each event. There was $3 entry fee for the
calf roping. First place in this event would pay $45. All-Around contestants
were required to compete in all the events, including the bronc riding, bull
riding, calf roping, bulldogging, and even the wild cow milking.
That unique event, wild cow milking included two cowboys who
would team up and chase a wild bunch of cows to the end of the arena on
foot. The idea was "you hold her I'll milk her". One cowboy would
catch the cow's head and the second would try to get some milk in a bottle
from the thrashing cow and run back across the starting line. The wild cow
milking event was described in one of the newspaper clippings as being as
hard as "eating soup with a toothpick."
There were a lot of injuries in those early rodeos and in one story, and
I quote, "The Sunday afternoon spectators got a thrill when Top Barlow had
a bad spill as he attempted to bulldog a steer. As he neared the running steer
and made an attempt to grasp its horns his horse tripped and rolled over
crushing him underneath. He was unconscious when he was picked up but
recovered by the time the ambulance got to the edge of the rodeo grounds
and came back to compete in the balance of the events".
Top won the bull riding, the wild cow milking and set an arena record
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In Business
By Brett Jarnagin


DOUGHNUT DELIGHT Construction began earlier this month
on a new structure in an outparcel portion of Wauchula Plaza on U.S. 17,
South.
The building is the future site of a Dunkin' Donuts shop.
Construction started on June 4. Total cost of the building will be
$650,000. It is being built by contractor Donald Murphy of Sarasota.


PHOTOS BY BRETT JARNAGIN
The old Subway building in Wauchula Plaza has been torn down
to make way for the future Dunkin' Donuts.

BUSINESS RELOCATES Hardee Signs Plus Tees has opened up
shop at 511 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula.
The business moved from its old location at 104 Carlton St. about four
months ago, and has been doing well at its new address.
"I love our new location since it is close to U.S. 17, has more space and
a larger parking area," said owner Martin Cortez about his new building.
The space inside the shop has nearly tripled, he pointed out.
Hardee Signs Plus Tees has been in business for almost six years now,
and began in the Cortez family living room.
"Hardee County has been good to us, and we are glad that we are able
to continue to support the community and its need for Wildcat apparel," he
said. The store specializes in Hardee Senior High School colors and school
pride apparel.
Just about any item can be customized by the business, whether it is





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ATTENTION

HHS CLASS of 1992,
it's been 15 years and it's time for a reunion, but we need to know where
some of you are. If anyone has any idea where the following list of class-
mates are, please contact cmutone@yahoo.com with their phone num-
ber, address or email address so that we can invite them to our reunion.


Lyn Armon
Tiffane Armstrong
Michelle Bailey/Kersey
Lance Barrett
Eric Barrington
Eddie Benavidez
Mary Berg
Leo Blue
Stephanie Braddock
Hurshel Byrd
San Juana Calderon
Dean Caldwell
Neil Caldwell
Katessa Camel
Amy Carlton-Paris
James Carlton
Rodrick Carlton
Joe Carver
Pam Chestnutt
Logan Clapp in Gainesville
Tonya Coleman
Amy Craft
Jamie Crawford
Aaron Crews
Karen Criswell/Pilkington
Tanya Cruz/Mosley
Erin Currie/Vanek
Tashia Cutler/Nunnally
Tiffarii Davis
Gwen Dickey
Karen Dickey
Greg Dixon
Kim Dowdy
Wendy Edwards/Beyer
Shannon Egan
Robert Flores
Juan Flores
Steve Franklin
Chuck Frazier
Gwen Fugate
Juan Gamez
Rhonda Jo Gammons
Michael Gaona
Racheal Garay/Smith
Eric Garland
Russell Garer
Chris Garza
Enrique Gomez
Aurora Gonzales
Mary Christina Gonzales
Judy Graham
Michael Graham
Peace Green
John Hammett
April Harvey
Adam Hash
Robin High
Robert Hill
Lawrence Holley
Christine Huss


Scott Johnson
Rainy Johnston
Joey Johnston
Amy Judah
Laura Keen/Edgemon
Catherin King
Larry Klein
Melvin Lewis
Mario Lopez
Robert Lopez
Bonnie James Martinez
Elizardo Morales
Michael Murillo
Angel Myers
Cynthia Myrie
Susann Oden/Gowen
Marcella Ortega
Gloria Perales
Efrain Perez
James Pleger
Jimmy Poydock
Gloria Quiroz
Geneva Michal Reed/Omeara
Matt Revell
William David Rimes
Henry Rivers
Castor Dale Robinson
Chanda Rodriguez/Godwin
Dora Rodriguez/Friedman
Marcela Rodriguez
Maria Rojas/Adame
Clay Rollins
Willie Rollins
Irmalinda Rosales
Michael Russell
David Sambrano
Jennifer Sanders
Sabas Sandoval
Robert Sconyers
Stephanie Shaw
Tamra Shepard/Delaney
Jimmie Shields
Brandee Smith
Kevin Smith
Erminia Sosa-Cuellar
Sam Phanthavong Sphabmixay
Cleet Sean Stephens
Julie Stone
Richard Stone
Michelle Taylor
Connie Trevino
Thomas Trevino
Tina Trevino
Martin Violet
Jessie Williams
JoAnn Windham/Rodriguez
Bill Wolfe
Jamie Wright
Efrain Zamora
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in the bulldogging when he was able to throw a steer in 20.6 seconds and
scored a total of 840 points to earn the All-Around Cowboy title. He won
$140, a pair of aluminum spurs, a bridle and the trophy belt. There was also
a ticket stub to the rodeo in 1941 in:the scrapbook.
It cost $1.65, including 150 tax, for fans to attend.
Hardee County had an impressive roster of contestants in the early
rodeos that included not only Top Barlow, but King Kong Smith, Cleve
Boney and Jack Duncan. These cowboys almost always won or placed in
all the rodeos they entered.
The 1941 rodeo program also included some familiar contestants'
names including Ted Welles, Oscar Clemens, Phil Markey, Junior Coker,
Cliff Whitaker, Pete Hampton, Bub Cross, Russell Wilkerson, Richard
Crews,Clyde Coker, Dick Welles, Elbert Tyson and Russell Coker.
The action didn't stop when the rodeo was over. There were horse
races owned by local breeders and ridden by lightweight jockeys. There
was no entry fee for racing cow ponies, but there was a $2.50 entry for half-
thoroughbreds and $5.00 for thoroughbreds. After that there was an old
fashioned square dance at the Tourist Camp recreation hall.
As we kicked over the rock on information about Top Barlow we dis-
covered the family's incredible genetics. Top will turn 90 this year and still
works in the grove every day. He has a sister in Alabama who is 87 and
another sister, Vida Carlton, who is 89.
Top and his wife Nell Kelly Barlow have raised five boys who have
turned into fine young men and I hope they are as tough as their daddy.




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Standing outside of the new Hardee Signs Plus Tees store are
(from left) Lee Cortez, Patricia DeLeon and owner Martin Cortez.

through printing or embroidery. Customers select what kind of text or pic-
ture they would like to appear on an item, or they can purchase something
that has been pre-made.
Cortez said that he is looking to expand his business to include engrav-
ing. A laser engraver will be purchased, which will reduce down time on
certain orders.
"We have had some great help, and that is really the key to a good busi-
ness," he said.
Cortez will be looking to hire two or three part-time employees during
the football season, the store's busy season.

HOMEKEYS OPENS DOORS The real estate company
Homekeys will now be serving Hardee County.
Homekeys is a Florida-based company that provides home buyer
rebates in 50 counties; this number was recently increased from 24.
Since property taxes, insurance and the amount of homes for sale have
increased while the number of transactions and availability of mortgage
financing has decreased, Homekeys hopes to lend a hand.
"By expanding our service areas, Homekeys is able to help more
Florida homeowners save at least half the money they would normally pay
in commission when they sell their home," says Manuel Iraola, president
and chief executive officer of Homekeys.
The Homekeys team offers sellers a broad range of exposure and assis-
tance options when they decide to sell their homes.
Iraola says that customers should be able to determine the level of
involvement they wish to have in the selling process, from a hands-on
approach where owners are able to sell their homes themselves using a vari-
ety of Web sites, including realtor.com and the Multiple Listing Service, to
a traditional full service.
Homekeys offers free information, tools and resources online at
www.homekeys.net for prospective clients and those who wish to use tech-
nology to help sell their homes.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
Jarnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.






FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended June 14, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,919 compared to
8,155 last week and 5,482 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 were 2.00 to 4.00
lower, and heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 137.50-175.00
300-400 lbs., 112.00-152.00; and
400-500 lbs., 102.00-122.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 116.00-164.00;
300-400 lbs., 107.00-125.00; and
400-500 lbs., 94.00-110.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-48.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 58.00-66.00.

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June 21, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


WEATHER SUMMARY
Another week of showers in most areas brought much needed rains
during the week of June 11 17. Rainfall totals ranged from none at
Tallahassee to nearly seven inches at Fort Lauderdale. Several areas
received over one inch of precipitation. Homestead and Daytona Beach
received over two inches of rain for the week. Immokalee, MacClenny, and
Pierson recorded over three inches of precipitation. Miami received over
five inches of rain. Areas in extreme southeastern Peninsula near Dade
County received over eight inches of rain. The rains helped ease the threat
of wildfires active throughout the State. As of June 15, the Florida
Department of Agriculture's Division of Forestry reported 130 active fires
affecting 129,074 acres. Temperatures at the major stations hovered around
normal to two degrees below normal. Daytime highs were in the upper 80s
and 90s. Pleasant evening lows were in the 60s, 70s with few areas record-
ing at least one low in the 50s.
FIELD CROPS
Several crops are still being affected from the prior drought with sev-
eral northern areas of the State desperately needing more rains. Some grow-
ers are irrigating field crops, but some were reluctant or unable to do so due
to the high energy cost. The drought conditions have damaged most field
crops with some growers considering not replanting in the Panhandle and
northern Peninsula. Cotton and peanuts planted in late May as well as early
June have not come up as expected. About twenty percent of these crops
have required replanting in Panhandle areas. Peanut condition was rated
twenty percent very poor, forty percent poor, thirty-five percent fair, and
five percent good. Some cotton in Santa Rosa that is suffering will not be
replanted since it is getting too late in the year. Winter wheat harvest is vir-
tually over with good yields reported in Santa Rosa County. Corn is severe-
ly hurt and unless regular rains occur very soon the late-planted corn is
expected to take a major loss in Washington County. Hay supplies are
extremely short across the State. Hay producers have lost one to two cut-
tings of hay this year due to the lack of rainfall. The shortage of hay is not
only a current concern but is also for availability of hay supplies that will
be needed for this upcoming winter season. Topsoil and subsoil moisture
across the State is mostly very short to adequate. Dade County reported ade-
quate to surplus soil moisture supplies.


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Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last I Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 27 37 23 42 49 16
Short 36 44 38 41 41 59
Adequate 37 19 39 17 10 25
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0
VEGETABLES
Harvest is complete in most areas across the central and southern
Peninsula areas. Picking increased seasonally as harvesting season for
tomatoes shifted from the central areas to the northern areas. Cantaloupe
harvesting is complete in Palatka. Okra harvesting is active in Dade County.
Over seventy percent of watermelons were damaged due to a hail storm late
last week in Washington County. Growers in the Panhandle as well as the
central Peninsula areas continue to market watermelon supplies as the
season slows. Producers marketed cantaloupes, eggplant, okra, potatoes,
tomatoes, and watermelons.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition is mostly poor.
Grass is short and pasture is so poor that cattle condition is decreasing.
Stock ponds in Santa Rosa County are either dry or nearly so. Cattle are
being watered from wells and require hay and or grain due to lack of suffi-
cient pasture. Hay is in very ,short supply. Almost no hay has been cut todate
this year. Hay producers have lost one to two cuttings of ha, this year due
to lack of rain. In the central areas, pasture condition is poor to fair. Grass
is beginning to grow where rain has fallen in the past couple of weeks. Rain
the first week in June was beneficial for pasture. Some cattle have been
shipped due to limited feed. In the southwest areas, pasture condition is very
poor to fair. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very poor to good with
most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 10 20 25 40
Poor 30 25 30 30
Fair 40 45 40 25
Good 20 10 5 5
Excellent 0 0 0 0

CITRUS
Scattered afternoon showers fell in all areas of the citrus belt. Most
heavily affected were locations in the southern-most area at over three inch-
es. Some interior locations received over an inch, while others had less than
one tenth of an inch. Both coastal areas received about a half an inch.
Rainfall is still needed in all areas to assist the trees in maintaining moisture
for next season's crop. Water restrictions are in place in southwest areas;
however, even with the dry weather overall citrus trees look good. Field
workers are observing good growth in next season's fruit. Valencia estimat-
ed utilization has dropped below one million boxes per week. Most pro-
cessing plants are closed, with one plant planning to remain open until
about the end of June. Grapefruit harvest is relatively complete for the sea-
son. Packinghouses that are still open are mostly for later variety oranges
that will be utilized for storage fruit. Primarily, grove activity includes irri-
gation and fertilizing. Also being observed in many areas is herbiciding,
mowing, and ditch cleaning.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Jun 03 j Jun 10 j Jun 17
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 1 2 1
Early and Mid oranges 12 20 3
Valencia 2,287 1,722 750
Grapefruit 31 16 27


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Customers also will learn simple
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The Neighborhood Energy Saver
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"This is an opportunity to help an
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The project will install energy-
efficiency improvements in homes
and also will educate families on
saving money. This door-to-door


approach is unique because it
impacts an entire neighborhood and
because of its outreach families
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The project will include
improvements at no cost to partici-
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Compact fluorescent lighting
SWater-heater wraps and insula-
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Water conservation shower
heads and faucets
Refrigerator-coil cleaning and
brush
A year's supply of air filters
Additional weatherization
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offered several comments on the
Cherry-Ferguson matchup as the
bout progressed.
Dundee was impressed by
Ferguson's corner handlers and
thought he would win. Helping
Ferguson was boxer Floyd
Mayweather Jr. and his family.
As Cherry won the first three
rounds, Dundee felt the "Walloping
Wauchulan" would tire in the mid-
dle rounds and Ferguson would win
at the end.
In the fourth round, as Cherry
was again dominating with his
attacking in-your-face style,
Dundee told The Herald-Advocate,
"Cherry is outslugging and out
muscling Ferguson."
"The other kid (Ferguson) can
box, but he's not a puncher."
Dundee said Ferguson won the
fifth round and the sixth round was
a draw thanks to a late rally for the
Michigan fighter. Both weighed.


about 134 pounds.
In the the sixth round, Dundee
said, "Cherry is dominating with
his strength."
In the seventh Cherry caused
Ferguson to quiver with a hard right
to the liver.
"That guy can't break an egg,"
Dundee said of Ferguson.
The eighth round appeared even
to Dundee.
"That Cherry is one strong kid. I
can see where he played football.
Cherry is too strong for this guy.
"The other kid is not fazing
Cherry. He is not a puncher. That
kid can't hurt Cherry," said Dundee
as Cherry appeared to win the ninth
and 10th rounds.
Dundee, asked for advice he
might give to Cherry for the future,
said "Cherry should stay strong, be
steady, and don't go for the home-
run every time. He is a fine talent
and a good kid. He needs to stay


loose."
Cherry was coming off a unani-
mous loss in New York to Paulie
Malignaggi in a bout shown on
HBO's "Boxing after Dark."
Cherry stepped. up in weight class
for that junior middleweight fight
and could never catchup with the-
elusive New Yorker who won on
his left jabs.
"This is a fight I could not afford
to lose," said Cherry of his bout
with Ferguson. Trainer Pete
Fernandez had his fighter Cherry
spar with Malignaggi less than two
weeks ago.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Fer-
guson's helper, about six weeks ago
won a split decision over Oscar De
La Hoya.
Cherry said he is fighting to earn
money for his family. He was sur-
prised that Ferguson did not jab and
See CHERRY 4B


Wauchula's Edner Cherry was never seriously hurt by Ferguson.

Cherry Gets 22nd Pro Win


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula's lightweight boxer
Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry
extended his pro record to 22-5-2
on Wednesday, June 13, in Tampa


with a unanimous decision over
Wes Ferguson of Flint, Mich.
Two officials scored the bout 96-
94 while a third favored Cherry 98-
92 as Ferguson's record fell to 16-
2-1. Cherry has 10 knockouts on


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his resume and Ferguson 4.
Cherry won most of the early
rounds as he came out aggressively,
trying for a knockdown punch that
never landed.
A couple of times in the bout
Cherry visibly hurt Ferguson who
was able to stay on his feet and
avoid further trouble. Cherry
missed enough looping haymaker
rights to fill a small barn until
catching Ferguson with a hard right
to the head late in the fight.
The fights were held at the A La
Carte Pavilion on Dania Shores
Drive and were televised on
ESPN2. Cherry's bout was the
main event.
In an earlier fight Jenna Shiver, a
graduate of Hardee High School
and now fighting out of St.
Petersburg, punished Mercedes
Mercury of Centennial, Colo., for
four rounds and won a unanimous
decision. This was a featherweight
bout, with each contestant weigh-
ing about 125 pounds.
Shiver, an aggressive puncher
nicknamed "The Cowgirl," shook
up Mercury several times with
shots to the head, but the blonde
never appeared close to a knock-
down. Shiver, a brunette, was never
really hurt in the crowd-pleasing
bout. Shiver improved her record 5-
2-1. She is rated No. 16 in the
world as a super featherweight.
Sitting ringside was legendary
boxing trainer Angelo Dundee,
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Hardee


COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Ward

Sandy Kersey & Randy

Ward Exchange Vows


Sandy Diane Kersey of Fort
Green became the bride of Randy
Lee Ward of Fort Green on the
afternoon of Saturday, May 26, at
Peace River Park in Fort Meade.
The bride is the daughter of
Danny Kersey and Vivian Tanner of
Wauchula. The groom is the son of
Earl and Kathy Ward of Fort Green
and the late Betty Ward.
SThe couple' exchanged vows in
the park setting at 2 o'clock, with
Melford Gilley officiating. The
couple's special song, "I Cross My
Heart" by George Strait, was fea-
tured during the ceremony.
Wedding colors were burgundy
and white.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father.
Serving as maid of honor was the
bride's sister, Lydia Snyder of
Wauchula. Bridesmaid was Chrissy


Kersey of Wauchula, the bride's
niece. Another niece, Destiny
Ehling of Wauchula, was the flower
girl.
The groom's best man was Bret
"Cheezy" Enriquez of South
Carolina.
After the ceremony, a wedding
reception was held in Peace River
Park.
Following a honeymoon visit to
Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven,
the couple are at home in Fort
Green.
The bride attended Hardee
Senior High School, and is current-
ly employed at the Florida Institute
for Neurologic Rehabilitation in
Wauchula.
The groom is employed at Peace
River Packing Co. in Fort Meade,
and is a 1997 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School.


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Members of Hardee High School's Class of 1952 met recently for their 55th reunion.


Class Of 1952 Celebrates Reunion


Hardee County High School's
Class. of 1952 celebrated its 55th
reunion on May 25 and 26 at the
Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites
of Bowling Green.
The class had 82 members, and
25 of them attended the event. The
weekend began at Pioneer
Restaurant in Zolfo Springs
because the class had spent its
freshman year of high school at
Zolfo School.
After dining on traditional cat-
fish and grits or other selections at
Pioneer Restaurant, the class
moved on to the Best Western,
where members ate desserts and
shared old yearbooks, "Wildcat
Scratches" newspapers, football
programs and scrapbooks.
On Saturday morning, class-
mates met on South Florida
Avenue in Wauchula at the historic
school building which was the high
school for the Class of 1952 during
its sophomore, junior and senior
years. After the high school moved
to its new building in the 1980s, the
facility became the junior high and
wil*used as such until this past aca-
demic year.
Deputy Schools Superintendent
Rocky Kitchens was on hand to
give the class members a tour of
their old school.
The class was anxious to see the
office, library, classrooms and
lunchroom. Many members hardly
recognized the gymnasium because
in 1950 it was simply a concrete
floor with low concrete block walls
and a few metal bleachers. Physical
education class, basketball games
and pep rallies were held in that
gym.
The class then headed to the new
,Hilltop Elementary School and
Hardee Junior High campus north
of Wauchula, where new principal
- and son of classmate Claudeene
Smith Herron Doug Herron gave
a tour.
On Saturday night the class met
in the banquet room at the Best
Western, where a group picture was
taken and a dinner was catered by
Kay Crews. A class meeting was
held and the class continued to
share memories.


Several members of the Class of 1952 are pictured in front of their old high school: (front row,
from left) Barbara Mosley Ruth, Shirley Williams Pauley, Vic Irby, Joe Page, Virginia Chance
Boyette and Ruth Bumby Banks; (back row) Gretta Larsen Jones, Clyde Stephens, L.J. Copeland,
Jackie See, Jack Carlton, Winston Taylor and Norma Sue Walker Chioma.


Plans began for the Class of
1952's next gathering, an 80th
birthday party.
The class members who attended
were Barbara Albritton Calhoun,
Wayne Boyette, Billie Mae, Ruth
Bumby Banks, Jack Carlton,
Virginia Chance Boyette, L.J.
Copeland, Mildred Crawford
Stephens, Virginia Grimsley
Bennett, Vic Irby, Shirley Keene
Scott, Dane Ellis, Gretta Larsen
Jones, Dot Link and Barbara
Mosley Ruth.
Also, Joe Page, Topsie Pierce
See, Charles Shackelford,
Claudeene Smith Herron, Clyde
Stephens, Winston Taylor, Jerry
Tyson, Norma Sue Walker Chioma,
Alice Whiteside Sewell and Shirley
Williams Pauley.
Many traveled from outside
Hardee County for the 55th
reunion, from Florida cities stretch-
ing north to south and east to west
across the state and from the state
of Texas.


Rocky Kitchens (left) is being shown a copy of "Wildcats Echo,"
the 1950 yearbook, by class members Gretta Larsen Jones (mid-
dle) and Ruth Bumby Banks. The women are showing Kitchens
how the gym looked in 1950. A notation in the yearbook dedi-
cated it to the people of Hardee County, "who made our mag-
nificent high school building possible."


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Countians On

FSC Dean's List
Two hundred three students at
Florida Southern College in Lake-
land have been recognized for mak-
ing the Dean's List for the 2007
spring semester. Two of those
scholars are from Hardee County.
Earning, the recognition were
Jessica Marie Leupold, an April 28
graduate and the daughter of
Kenneth and Barbara Leupold of
Wauchula, and Shayla Ray Bryan, a
junior and the daughter of Charles
and Brenda Bryan of Ona.
Students on the Dean's List have
earned a grade-point average of at
least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale while carry-
ing 12 or more credit hours during
a semester.
Founded in 1885, Florida South-
ern College is a private United
Methodist college with a liberal
arts core. The college offers 39
undergraduate majors and graduate
programs in business administra-
tion, education and nursing.
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New Zion Baptist Church is
holding Vacation Bible School next
week for ages preschool through
sixth grade. The theme is Jungle
Jaunt.
Classes at the church on 202
Sidney Roberts Road, Ona, are
from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-June 27.
For more information, call the
church office (735-0123) between
8. and 11 a.m. Pastor Stephen
Darley invites all children to
"Come and have some fun in the
jungle with us."
Maranatha Baptist Church is
holding Vacation Bible School next
week, June 24-29 at 6:30 p.m. each
evening. There will be special
music, Danny and Staff ventrilo-
quism, sermons in chemistry, metal
and wood and unique visual illus-
trations. A nursery will be avail-
able.
Each evening will have a special
theme, closing with the Friday
finale of Ice Cream night. Pastor
Richard Paasch and Evangelist
Wayne Nelson invites everyone to
the church at 2465 Oxendine Road,
Zolfo Springs.
Celebration Fellowship, the one
that meets at the Robarts Funeral
Home Chapel on West Main Street,
is planning a youth-sponsored bar-
becue on Saturday, beginning at
noon at Mojitos, 221 W. Main St.,
Wauchula.
Rev. Jimmy Morse and the fel-
lowship have tickets available by
calling 773-0427. There' will be
dinners with rice black beans, slaw,
corn and drink for $7 for chicken
and $9 for ribs. Also, a half rack of
ribs for $9, full rack $17 and whole
chicken for $8 will be available.


Andre Fine Jewelry, Inc.


36 West Broadway Ave., Fort Meade. FL
Phone: 863-285-8080 Fax: 863-285-7600


TWO BLUES, NO PINK
James McNabb and Lindsey
McCullough, Wauchula, an eight
pound three ounce son, Corey
Michael McCullough, born March
29, 2007, Florida Hospital-Sebring.
Maternal grandparents are Steph-
anie McCullough of Wauchula and
the late Scott McCullough. Mater-
nal great-grandparents are Rachel
Cook of Wauchula and Wayne
Cook of Arcadia. Paternal grand-
parents are Jimmy and Tammy
McNabb of Wauchula. Paternal
great-grandmother is Betty
McNabb of Wauchula.


Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Samuel Whaley, Wauchula, a seven
pound two ounce son, William
Samuel, born May 6, 2007, Florida
Hospital-Sebring. Mrs. Whaley is
the former Stacie Crawford.
Maternal grandparents are the late
James Mitchell and Christine
Aileen Crawford. Maternal grand-
parents are the late Albert and
Bertha Mae Worth. Paternal grand-
parents are Randy and Beverly
Whaley of Zolfo Springs. Paternal
great-grandparents are Otto
Whaley and Lorraine Gillespie.
Paternal great-great-grandmother is
Benita Kazen of Wauchula.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.


Alexis & Jackie Kennedy
Collections are excluded!

Sale includes items
instock only.


Moving soon to
25 South Charlestone Ae., Fort Meade. FL
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Lindsey ___
Lindsey Garner

Turns 4 Years Old
Little Lindsey Garner, daughter
of Russell and Trinity Garner of
Wauchula, turned four years old on
May 23, and celebrated with a party
at her home on May 25.
The theme of the party was "My
Little Pony."
Her parents also took her to
movies on May 19 so she and aunts,
uncles and cousins could enjoy the
movie "Shrek 3."
At the party, guests were treated
to hot dogs, chips and dip, smores,
watermelon, and unicorn pinata and
horse cupcakes.
Stopping by to share the occasion
were grandparents David and
Norma Elbertson, brother Jayce
Garner, aunt and uncle Kevin and
Stacy Morris, aunts Tany Willis and
Amy Vaughn and cousins Shaina
Todd, Jacob Willis, J.D. Vaughn,
Kaitlin Stewart, Davis Roberts and
Doug Garner.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

GOOD LOOKING SENIORS
When you see those wonderfully preserved older folks on TV, you may
wonder why you turned out something less than perfect. But take a look
around on any city street. Maybe one senior in 100 looks like those actors
on the tube. Most wouldn't win a prize at a pet show.
I admit I'm impressed by the way Cary Grant looked in his old age -
dapper, urbane and handsome. Frankly, I'm not doing so.well. It's a shock
to look in the mirror these days. Of course; I was never mistaken for Cary
Grant even when I was 20. And, another 60 years hasn't helped.
But here's something else we need to remember. Those TV'producers
search high and low for attractive people because they want to sell us some-
thing. If they get a reasonably attractive senior, they pile on the make up and
show him using Superglue Dental Adhesive. They're hoping you'll admire
their model so much you'll buy their product.
Here's some consolation. A man once came upon a big pine that had
blown down in a storm along the shores of Lake Michigan. Knowing some-
thing about trees, he estimated this giant was at least 250 years old.
His surprised increased when he stripped away part of the bark and
found evidence that on the day the tree fell, it was still growing.,
That's the way it ought to be with us. The years pass and most of us
show the wear and tear. Physical strength declines, but inside we should
keep developing mentally, emotionally and spiritually until our last day
on earth.
The Bible, says, "Man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord
looks on the heart." So it's not important that we win beauty contests as long
as we keep growing in our faith toward God and loving service to others.
That's a sure way to keep looking good under the "bark."



YOUR BUSINESS COULD

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


Come Enjoy
Special Music Children's Program Ventriloquism with "Danny & Staff"
Sermons in Chemistry, Metal & Wood Unique Visual Illustrations
*Evangelist Wayne Nelson

Special Events
Sunday Round Up Day (Bring your FAMILY)
Monday Friend Night (Bring your FRIEND)
Tuesday Puppet Night (Bring your PUPPETS)
Wednesday Youth Night ("Danny Boy" will be there)
Thursday Parent Night (Remember to adopt a Mom or Pop) The Nelsons
Friday Ice Cream Night (Fun, Food & JOY!) Hattie "Danny Boy" Wayne

Services
Special Services June 24 29, 2007


10:00 A.M.


Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Service 6:00 PM.
Family Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday 6:30 PM.
Nursery Available Transportation: 773-0989 or 735-2524


MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Richard L. Paasch
2465 Oxendine Road Zolfo Springs, FL


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Aliyah is Six!




























and will be celebrating her 6t birthday on Saturday, June 23,
2007, at Pioneer Park at 3:30 in the afternoon.
Family and friends are invited.
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10% OFF All Pots
20% OFF Coupon
good toward plant purchase
for all who attend a clinic.
10% OFF Order
of a Tomboy Tools Garden
Basket and/or Mosaic Tiling
Kit when you attend a clinic.






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AUSTIN GROWERS, INC.
LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION
CONTRACTORS


Austin Growers Garden Center

Presents

T-omlbo, Tools

Free Garden Clinics with

Elise berman


Saturday, June 23rd

9am 3pm

10:00 am How to Garden in Pots
Featuring the TomBoy Tools Garden Bucket Kit
1:00 pm How to Create Garden Mosaics
Featuring the TomBoy Tools Mosaic Tiling Kit


TomBoy Tools offers a selection of household hand
tools and home repair kits including tools in "Pink"


Garden Center


863-773-4450

1329 US Highway 17,N.,Wauchula


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3 0 OFF ALL Watches, Charms & Ear Pins

40% O FF Chains, Anklets, Bracelets, Pendants,
Diamond Solitare Earrings,
Diamond Earrings, & Pearls

50% OFF Wedding Rings & Silver

60% OFF Selected Wedding Sets


Sunday Sunday School


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CHERRY
Continued From 1B
run the way Malignaggi did.
Dundee is a native of
Philadelphia who now lives in
Oldsmar and Weston, both in
Florida. He has a daughter who
lives in Land 0' Lakes and a son
who owns a fishing shop in Belair
Bluffs in Florida. His shop has a
room of boxing memorabilia.
Dundee is now working with up-
and-coming fighters Jimmy Lang
and Jermaine Mackey. Dundee has
'a restaurant named after him in Las
Vegas.
His book, "My View From My
Corner," will be out in October. He
has been in the boxing game since
'1948.
"My motto is 'what have you
done today.' I do not live in the
'past," said Dundee, who has been
-married to his wife Helen for 55
years.
He has helped train 15 world
champion fighters. Dundee learned
boxing by watching trainers at
Stillman's Gym in New York in the
late 1940s.
The first world champion he
-helped train was Carmen Basilio,
who held welterweight and mid-


dleweight crowns and had leg-
endary duels with Sugar Ray
Robinson.
Dundee and his brother Chris, a
fight promoter, eventually relocat-
ed in Miami, where Angelo was the
chief trainer at the famous Fifth
Street Gym.
In 1960 Dundee was hired to
train Muhammad Ali, and he stayed
in Ali's corner until the Larry
Holmes fight. Dundee was a quick
thinker and a great motivator and
helped Ali win some of his toughest
fights.
Dundee has also trained champi-
ons Jimmy Ellis, Luis Rodriguez,
Sugar Ramos, Ralph Dupas and
Willie Pastraono. In 1976 he was
asked to help Sugar Ray Leonard.
He told Leonard "you're blowing
it, son" just before Leonard rallied
to knock out Thomas Hearns to
unify the welterweight crown.
Dundee was named by the
Boxing Writers Association of
America as manager of the year in
1968 and 1979. He won the organi-
zation's Long and Meritorious
Service Award in 1996.
Dundee was in the corner of
George Foreman when he knocked
out Michael Moorer to win the
heavyweight title.


Cherry rests between rounds at A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa.


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.


-William Shakespeare


Cherry holds son after victory, says he fights to get money for
his family.



Terry Atchley Named Vice

President Of Clear Springs


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'Angelo Dundee visits with Tom Sheehy, former driver of Miss
Budweiser racing boat and retired Delta Airlines pilot.

Tired of Trying to Lose Weight
Without Results??

Come join us on
1Y Saturday, June 23rd
11:00 a.m.

I SASe Riverview Heights Missionary
WEIGHT! Baptist Church
1321 E. Main Street, Wauchula
(Fellowship Hall in Back)
You will receive and hear information about the easiest
' and safest way to lose those unwanted FAT pounds.
A lunch ticket will be provided for those who RSVP
Please call Loraine Braddock at 863-773-4282, no
later than 2 p.m., Friday, June 22nd to RSVP
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Celebration Fellowship
(meets at Robarts Funeral Chapel)
Youth sponsored BBQ

Saturday June 23 After 12pm
at Mojitos
221 W. Main St., Wauchula
Rib Dinner $9 Chicken Dinner $7
includes
Rice, Black Beans, Slaw,; Corn, Drink
OR
Half Rack $9 Full Rack $17
Whole Chicken $8

For tickets or information call 773-0427
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Wauchula, FL 33873
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Terry Atchley of Wauchula has
been named vice president of oper-
ation for Clear Springs LLC based
in Bartow.
"Terry has functioned in this role
for some time, this just makes it
official," said Jura Zibas, Clear
Springs' president. "He has an
extraordinary ability to motivate
and communicate with the people
he works with," she said.
Employed by Clear Springs since
March 2006 as its director of oper-
ations, Atchley recently oversaw
the renovation of the former
Florida's Natural juice plant in
Bartow, now the Clear Springs
Packing and Distribution Center.
Under Atchley's direction, the juice
plant was converted into a 103,000
square foot state-of-the-art fruit and
produce packing and distribution
center. Constructed with the most
modern efficiencies, the center is a
valuable new resource to growers
throughout the region.
Atchley began renovations on the
plant in August 2006 and complet-
ed the transformation by mid-
March of this year just in time
for the beginning of the Florida
blueberry season. "I've been told
that the amount and quality of work
it took to get this job done, and
done well, would normally take at
least year," said Jerry D'Amore,
Clear Springs vice president. "In
my mind, this man is a modern day
hero who rose to the occasion to
spearhead the conversion of this
plant with a passion that was really
remarkable," D'Amore said.
In his role, Atchley is responsible
for ensuring that effective opera-
tions and infrastructure are in place
to support all Clear Springs' operat-


Psychology students in North
Carolina took two rats and put
them in different containers that
were half full of water.
One was sealed. Escape was
impossible. The rat gave up and
died in less than three minutes.
The other was partially sealed.
Escape was possible. That rat
swam for thirty-six hours before
dying of exhaustion.
The difference? Hope.
Life for the disciples was about
to cave in. What enabled them to
go on and preach the gospel?
Hope.
Our Lord said, "In My Father's
house are many mansions. I go to
prepare a place foryou. I will come
again, and receive you unto
Myself."
There are no hopeless situa-
tions; there are only men who
have grown helpless about
them.
-Claire Boothe Luce
When I am abroad, I always
make it a rule never to criticize
or attack the government of my
own country. I make up for lost
time when I come home.
-Winston Churchill


ing units including business devel-
opment, management strategies,
engineering, construction, procure-
ment, vendor relations and negotia-
tions.
Founded by Wall Street veteran
and philanthropist Stanford N.
Phelps, Clear Springs sits on
18,000 acres of rolling land in Polk
County adjacent to the City of
Bartow and between two of
America's fastest growing cities -
Tampa and Orlando. Through care-
ful planning and development,
Clear Springs envisions and strives
to create a place where agriculture,
business and residential areas com-
bine seamlessly to form a unique,
eco-friendly community in one of
the nation's most affordable and
livable areas.


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The Hardee Counny Chamber of Commerce

would like to thank the following sponsors:


Event Sponsors
CF Industries, Inc. Clear Springs
FL & Oneita Revell Mosaic
Hardee County Republican Party
Peace River Electric Cooperative
Wauchula Worship Center

Corporate Sponsors
American Legion Austin Growers, Inc.
Bryan See Productions
Coldwell Banker AmSouth Realty
Cooper's Wayside Flowers Dr. Fallon
English Chevrolet Party Supplies
Pioneer Medical Vern & Sandy Buchanan
Wauchula Garden Club Wauchula Lions Club

Table Sponsors
Burton & Burton PA Candace Sylvia Preston, PA
CCC Group, Inc. David Singletary State Farm Insurance
George Wadsworth, Jr. Farm Bureau Insurance
Jeff & Sharon Ussery Lisa's Hair & Nail Mojitos
Pizza Hut Scott Dickson & Casey Prescott
Seacoast National Bank Wauchula State Bank
TrooD Sponsors


Granny Grahams Jay & Kathy Bryan Java Cafe
L Cobb Construction Scott & Julie Farr


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Lost Tropicana Drive

area Wauchula


Orange stripe

small adult cat.


not actual photo


Call

Thomas or Elizabeth Harris


781-1498


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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended June 7, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,155 compared to
5,664 last week and 7,378 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, feeder steers and heil'ers were uneven-
ly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 143.00-195.00
300-400 lbs., 120.00-150.00; and
400-500 lbs., 106.00-132.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-128.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-113.00


Guidebook Takes Guesswork Out
Of Identifying Florida Trees


The National Arbor Day Found-
ation has a resource available to
help an average person identify
trees in a simple, step-by-step
process.
What Tree Is That? is a useful 72-
page pocket guidebook that helps
distinguish different characteristics
of many species of trees in Florida
and the Eastern and Central regions
of the United States. The book also
includes dozens of detailed draw-
ings which accurately illustrate the
specific shapes and textures of dif-
ferent leaves, needles, acorns,
berries, seed pods, cones, and other
identifying features.


"Helping people enjoy and
appreciate trees is central to the
educational mission of the Arbor
Day Foundation," said John
Rosenow, president of the founda-
tion. "Being able to identify trees is
important to knowing how to care
for them and how to plant the right
tree in the right place."
To obtain a tree identification
guide, send your name and address
and $3 for each guide to "What
Tree is That?, The National Arbor
Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410.
You can also order the book online
at www.arborday.org.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD, CO-TRUSTEES ON THE JON KLASFELD TRUST
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:


CERTIFICATE NO. 285


YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002


Description of Property:
Lots 23 and 24, Block 14,
Subdivision, as per Plat Book 3,
County, Florida.


Wauchula Hills
page 1, Hardee


AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 414,
PAGE: 512

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: SEVERO C. DEANDA AND MARIA
V. DEANDA

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 25th day of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 4th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD001XXXXX 6:21-7:12c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM LEE, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 378 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:
The East 18 feet of Lot 36 and all of Lot 37, of Block
B of the revised subdivision of Block "B" of Braddock
and Edwards Addition to the City of Wauchula,
Florida, sometimes referred to as "property of Dr. W.
T. Green", as per plat recorded in Plat Book 2, page
8, Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 617,
PAGE 867

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JOHN G. PILLARD, SR. AND
REBECCA A. PILLARD

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 25thday of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 4th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk 6:21-7:12c
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD002XXXXX


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


SUMMER! ... VACATION?
In early summer of the year 2007, on the last day of :',hool for stu-
dents, many Hardee County citizens reported being startle, by strange,
lugubrious wails that seemed to ooze and echo through the ozone like
rolling distant thunder.
Fear not, my friends. The sound was not the buzz of flying saucers pre-
saging the War of the Worlds; nor was it notes from Gabriel's trumpet as he
warmed up to blow the final Last Call.
The noise was merely the lamentations of dozens of teachers consider-
ing their fates for the next two months and mourning the inevitable empti-
ness in their lives during that lonely time with no classrooms full of eager-
to-learn students to teach..
This is difficult for some people to understand. A young businessman
said, "Why, if I had two whole months off, and plenty of money, I'd . ."
"You wouldn't."
"Wouldn't what?"
"Have plenty of money."
"Oh?"
"Remember you're a school teacher, not a successful businessman, and
if you've been teaching several years you might be making $30,000 a year
- maybe a little more. You've probably got a wife and a couple of kids, so
when you start figuring your budget for this hypothetical two-month vaca-
tion, you have to remember who you are."
The man gave me a strange look. "Heck, he said, "in that case, why
bother going at all? Assuming I had enough money to get there, and with
that salary and the price of gas, it's doubtful, I wouldn't have any money
left over to spend."
"Most teachers make sacrifices for the privilege of teaching," I said.
"Privilege?" he said. "I hear every day how bad many of the kids are
these days, and I'm penned in with them for eight hours a day, trying to
teach them something, without much pay or appreciation, and that's a priv-
ilege?"
"It depends on how you look at it."
I asked several mothers how they felt about having their kids home all


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD, CO-TRUSTEES ON THE JON KLASFELD TRUST
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 413 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:
Lot 3, LESS 160 feet off South side, Block 4, Carlton
& McEwen Addition, Hardee County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 538,
PAGE 346.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: MICHAEL EDWIN BLAIR AND
ANGELA RENE BLAIR

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 25th day of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 4th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD003XXXXX
6:21-7:12c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD, CO-TRUSTEES ON THE JON KLASFELD TRUST
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1038 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:
Lot 8 and the South 40 feet of Lot 9, Block "I", Charlie
Creek Mobile Estates, according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 37, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 537,
PAGE 726.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JIMMY L. GIBSON AND PATRICIA
GIBSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West


summer. They said it was OK the first few days, but that they'd decided
summer vacation ought to be two weeks instead of two months.
In my many years working in the field of education I have known very,
very few teachers who did not take their teaching positions very seriously,
treating teaching almost as a mission rather than merely a job. And very few
complain about money. They talk about money, try to come up with ways
to make ends meet and, maybe, if they're lucky, take off somewhere for a
few days during the summer.
Most teachers get jobs in the summer. I've known them to work on
dairy farms, clean swimming pools, build fence, pump- gas, work as aides
in hospitals, play music in coffee houses and bars, write columns and fea-
ture stories for newspapers, wait tables in restaurants, work with the elder-
ly in nursing homes or children in day-care centers.
But being, atter all, human, teachers sometimes burn out, what with
rooms full of students, day after day, many of whom don't want to be there,
don't want to learn, but delight in being nasty and abusive and disruptive.
Some get out of the field of education altogether. Others go into adminis-
tration. I became an ACEman.
A.C.E. used to be called ISS, In School Suspension. In School
Suspension is exactly what it is, but some politically-correct-minded person
somewhere got the idea that A.C.E., Alternate Classroom Environment,
sounded better. I guess it does, but it's the same thing.
I work with kids who aren't always the cream of the crop and are in
trouble a lot. A.C.E. is the last stop before OSS, Out of School Suspension.
Ironically, as much abuse and aggravation as I endure daily, I feel bet-
ter about what I'm doing than when I was a conventional classroom teacher.
In addition to giving my students, who come and go, assignments their
classroom teachers send over, I try to get through to them what acceptable
behavior is, and isn't.
Most teachers wouldn't touch my job with a 10-foot pole. In the movie
"No Time for Sergeants," a very young Andy Griffith is given the worst job
on the base: he's put on permanent latrine detail. Mistaking the insult as an
honor, he takes great pride in his job, and gives it his best.
At work I'm usually just called ACEman, but a certain friend calls me
Andy.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@earthlink.net or visit his'
Web site at www.chipballard.com


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD, CO-TRUSTEES ON THE JON KLASFELD TRUST-
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 201 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:
Lot 14 of Wheeler Farms Addition to Bowling Green,
as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for
Hardee County, Florida in Plat Book 3, page 38.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 248,
PAGE 311.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: TERRY L. LANCE

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 25th'day of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 5th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD005XXXXX 6:21-7:12c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD, CO-TRUSTEES ON THE JON KLASFELD TRUST
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 374 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:
Begin at the SW corner of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
the SE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 33 South, Range
25 East, and run North 012'08" West, 100 feet;
thence North 8957'35" East, 434.35 feet; thence
South 12014'08" East along the Westerly right of way
of State Road #17, 102.60 feet; thence South
8957'35" West 455.68, feet to Point of Beginning, all
lying and being in Section 33, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 533,
PAGE 533.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD.


Main Street on the 25thday of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 6th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD006XXXXX 6:21-712c


Name in which assessed: MARINO FAMILY LTD PARTNER-
SHIP

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 25'"day of July, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 6th day of June, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD004XXXXX 6:21-7:12c






6B The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2007





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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994

Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is read for new owners New roof new cen-
tral 4 9 .lf-4)uIe 4R1Iodep i.,N I E4 t l e to do
is move in. l70,000. $f64,900. .
NEW LISTING: Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treat-
ments, all appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000.
NEW LISTING: 2 BR/lBth completely remodeled. New central A/H unit,
electric and plumbing. Everything new top to bottom. Sits on 2 lots in Zolfo
$99,500. Reduced $97,500.
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.
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/l/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
1 acre tract. Bowling Green $30,000.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
1 Topsy See, Broker
LT .. Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c16:21c


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


TV COMBO VCR/DVD, $150; chest
type freezer, $200; washer/dryer,
$150. 32" color TV, $100; $400 takes
all. 735-1289. 6:21-7:5p
ELECTRIC STOVE, good condition,
$45. 773-0687. 6:21 p


1991 CHEVY S-10 truck, good shape,
$2,000 firm. 773-4528. 6:21 p
'93 MERCURY, excellent condition,
$2,000. 767-8822. 6:21 c


2001 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, 3rd
seat, dual air, leather, $12,995. Call
Ray Rivas 773-4744. 6:21 c
2007 PONTIAC G6, low miles, fully
loaded, $17,995. Call Ray Rivas 773-
4744. 6:21 c
2003 FORD F-250 XLT, 4x4, super cab,
full power, $19,995. Call Ray Rivas
773-4744. 6:21 c
1998 FORD F150 XLT, 5.4 L, V8, long
bed with liner, new brakes, $5,500
firm. 781-2846. 6:14-21 p
'06 SILVER MUSTANG, V6, leather, GT,
extras, low miles, $17,000. 781-2216.
6:14-21p
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


NEW LISTING D ch-liplentil ,,.ential. IU Uac v.irih ll nle .ide MH, Hwy 62,
1.8 miles west of 17
NEW LISTING I 42 ac.., liane Ii.me 3'1 cloe in Gre.,i hu\ $115,000..
Briarwood Ownci. Iha. e relocated This beautifully luIl,. ip.eJ and well main-
tained home has 4 bJd ,iomn,. 3 baths. with a 2 car garage and a 24x28 detached
workshop/garage. '.1 in, .- a' -':1.ll JuJdy o IP.hl I or .111 .il.i'n tnment.
Reserve Now! Sunnmmer .ullion-Mounirmi .ubhimi lep 4--5. Bryson City, NC
20 acres, Industrial .*,i..in $4- 00.i. .
86 ac., Hwy 64 Fronr.i,.' .Kr... Ionn Little CNpreo 1 .r%
Commercial 4 Lots Hlwy 17 $1225,000. B<.... ling Green.








Home For Sale









3 bedroom 2 bath home on 5 acres. Built in 1996,
extra room used for an office, cathedral ceiling, open
dormer windows, attached I car garage, matching 20'
x 20( workshop, paved driveway and more. Private yet
inimtit.', [,oron town. Located at 537 Boyd Cowart Rd.
'No owner financing. Asking $220,0000-.

Shown by Appointment

773-2140
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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST needed for
Sevigny/Timmerman Eye Care, med-
ical insurance experience desirable,
benefits, bilingual helpful. Apply in
person at 410 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula.
6:21 c
PROGRESSIVE EARLY Childhood
Development Center now hiring
teachers. Please call 773-5814. Lic#
C14HASOS 6:21-28c
POSITION OPEN FOR FULL-TIME
Operations Specialist. See our display
ad. Bring resume and apply in person
at 401 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. L. Cobb
Construction. CGCO31692. 6:21-28c


FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Wauchula.
Please come in and fill out application
at 406 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula.
6:14-21c
RECEPTIONIST/PARTS COORDINA-
TOR. Looking for someone depend-
able to answer phones, coordinate
parts, & various office duties. Please
fax resume to 863-773-3379. 6:21 c
You can make more friends in
two months by becoming inter-
ested in other people than you
can in two years by trying to get
other people interested in you.
-Dale Carnegie


My 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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VALENCI GARDENS


APARTMNTS


637 South 5th Ave.
SWauchula, 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
Stop in and see us.

Equal Hous.ng Opponunily LJ Certain Income Restrictions Apply
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For Qualified Low
Income Families Call
Or Write To:
Centro Campesino
516 Avenida Del Maiz
South Bay, FL 33943

516-996-9670
A*TsTENTI
CHR SORSEI
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LAMBERT T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


TWO FOR ONE! Business and home at this location
4B/2.5Bth, completely updated, 2 station beauty
salon, wood/carpet/ceramic tile, solid oak cabinetry
with ceramic tile counters, spacious master suite and
family room. $218,000
COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth D/W,
built in 2006; 1296 sq. ft., large kitchen; located on
quiet street in Charlie Creek area. $75,500
GREAT BUY FOR THIS 2B/lBth, C/B home with
wood burning fireplace; fenced yard; family neigh-
borhood. $99,500
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 lam-
inate floors; inside utility and double garage.
$245,000
Great Seasonal or Starter Home! 2B/lBth, 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/1Bth
frame home with 2 porches, ceiling fans, kitchen
essentials 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
RESII)ENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL PROP-
ER T1! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth home, C/B
home' on nice size lot; 1434 square feet. $127,500


DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOC( IATE:


SERVICE YOU
LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
RHIIODA McCOY..................245.0753


120L1! in


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

Doris Lambert

WHAT A DEAL AT THIS PRICE! Recently renovated
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
QUIET GETAWAY! 5 ACRES in excellent location for
this 3B/lBth 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/1Bth, CB home has a
screened lanai; attached garage plus additional garage;
large, corner lot. $165,000
SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor plan;
large master bedroom with spacious closets, screened,
ceramic tile floored lanai. $215,000
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
or 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 HIardee 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: MICIIAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CIIARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255


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Classifieds


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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THIS WEEK ONLY! $100,000 buys 2.5
acres w/new 2005 14x70 mobile
home, completely furnished, fenced
and landscaped on paved road.
Creative financing options available.
941-286-0664. 6:21 p
2 BR/1 B ON LARGE lot, BG, remod-
eled inside. 863-581-7610. 5:31-6:28p
HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 4:5tfc


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


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


12 YEAR OLD cow horse, gelding,
$2,000; 15 yr. old paint, gelding,
$1,000; 11 yr. old pony, $800, 1 don-
key, lack. 781-5272. 6:14-7:12p


Jason Johnson


*** mPEOA W TE Wi ***
Price Reduction! Motivated Sellers! 3BR/2BA CB home in
Knollwood. Central air & heat. Stone fireplace. High and dry lot!
Price Reduced from $219,000 to $199,000. MLS 193230


Rural home located east of town on
paved road. 2BR CB home with AC
& heat. 1 2/3 acres with outbuild-
ings. $135,000
3BR/1.5BA frame home in Zolfo
with large family room. Big lot and
well located. $89,000 MLS 195883
3BR/2BA CB home in Riverview.
Just renovated with new appliances
and ceramic tile throughout the
home. Good workmanship. $154,000
MLS 195320


Torrey section between Wauchula
and Bowling Green 3BR/2BA with
outside office space. Fenced beauti-
ful yard, home well maintained.
$275,000 MLS 194427
You don't see this often. CB home
less than $100,000. Now we have it!
3BR CB home in Wauchula. Good
shape. $97,000 MLS 196090
2 Commercial locations. Large cor-
ner lot with cottage just off
Highway 17, listed for $135,000.
The other one block west of 17 list-
ed for $99,000.


If you have good credit and a job, but need assistance for
down payment and closing costs, we have sources available.
Check with us for details!


*In trouble with your payments??


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Let us sell your property fast get needed
money and avoid foreclosure.
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
12 t Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
'PPRTUNITY' After hours 863-773-2840
anlel Lanier 863 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 773-6141
manda Mishoe 863 781-3587 Steve Lanier 863) 559-9392
Isa Douglas 863 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
oey Flores (863) 781-4585 Jason Johnson 863) 781-3734


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FOUND Cows: 7 red, black & brindle,
1 black bull in Lily area. 993-3594.
6:14nc-6:21 p


2002 HYOSUNG MOTOR CYCLE,
$2,000. Call 781-3195. 6:21 p
SINGLE MALE 63, new to area, look-
ing for female friend. Call 765-242-
1167 or e-mail zaqphoto@gmail.com
6:21-7:19p


WOULD YOU LIKE to learn to quilt?
Classes starting SOON. 735-1366.
6:21-7:19p
ANIMAL TRAINING CAGE, large
42"x28"x28", $30. 773-0936. 6:21 p
GLASS CASE, top & front jewelry or
display, 20" deep x 4 ft. long, 27" high
with two drawers in bottom. Have two
at $40 each. 773-0936. 6:21 p
LARGE FLAT-BED trailer, $129. 832-
1407 or 773-3537. 6:21 p


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FOUND Bull, western Hardee
County. 863-735-1975. 6:21-28p
REWARD LOST orange stripe small
adult cat, Tropicana Drive area
Wauchula. 781-1498. 6:21 p
FOUND Large white dog on Heard
Bridge Road. 773-0059. 6:21 nc
FOUND Set of keys at The Hearld-
Advocate front counter. Call to ID.
773-3255 or stop by at 115 S. 7th Ave.
6:21 nc


BJD EXCAVATING

Complete Site Development Demolition *
*Dump Truck Hauling*
'(P la Underground Utilities*
*Orange Tree Clearing*
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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GARDEN CEW
SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


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


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m. \
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A Mortgage Made


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www.mymoi-tgage7.com
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New Park Model
Set up in ADULT
PARK. Central heat
" '' ^ and air. Oak trees,
P =; pool and rec. hall.
^ -a -l Lewis
863-244-9331
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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.
S773-4478

'. Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Dane Hendry Mikey Colding
Realtor | Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
* NEW LISTING * *
Nice 60 ac. citrus grove, Hardee county. Tree avg. 3 yrs. old,
single rootstock, Valencia & Hamlins. $11,500/ac. Call Mikey.
* 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 Ake ntd o e "nI nti d n
wR^^ bnga caldiut cl ri IlQ
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.
* 9800 SF Commercial Warehouse w/1600 SF of office space, Sebring.
Call Dane.
Le u utte aret el stt Q~iceiD h erln soito


QUEEN WATERBED, wooden head-
board, heater, mattress pad, fill kit, 3
sets of sheets, $100. 767-6045 or 375-
2253. 6:21 c


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR lift, 2 years
old, excellent condition, new $3,600
asking $1,100 OBO. 863-832-0309.
6:21-28p


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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GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt
Z4
Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Rock


Sand


olfo Springs
cno:5.tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edU


COORDINATOR, ESOL
A full-time, year-round, grant-funded position to coordinate the ESOL
program and assist in identifying, writing, and overseeing grants.
Position also includes a 40% ESOL instructional assignment. Bachelor's
degree required. Adult Education/ESOL experience required. Bi-lingual
preferred. Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to
work with a variety of people. Must have reliable transportation and
knowledge of the community for extensive travel within Highlands
County. Starting salary range: $30,000-$35,000 plus a comprehensive
benefits package, including retirement, health/life insurance, vacation
and sick leave. Deadling: 5 p.m., 6/26/07. Visit our website for detailed
position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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*S*

Joe LDaos
IN C.. R E A L T0 RS
(863) 773-2128

REALTORS
R JOE L. DAVIS
-. REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
John H. O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! Grove, homesite or PRICE REDUCED! HOME-
investment! 10 ac E/M grove in Ft. SITES OR INVESTMENT! Four
Green area has well, micro-jet irri- residential lots in Indian Lake
gation, power unit. $140,000! Estates. Three lots are 100x218 ft,
listed for $22,000 each. One is
NEW LISTING! New 2006 model 200x218 ft, listed for $46,000! Golf
MH w/3BR/2BA, 1,674t SF sits on
MH 2BA, 1674 SFcourse, community center, fishing
5 fenced acs, and has been beauti- and shops!
fully maintained. Well w/water soft- pierand shops!
ener & aerator, 24X12 ft shed. Homesite or investment! 1.5 ac
$175,000! lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
CB 3BR/1BA, 1267 SF home in Ft. Equestrian's dream: Outstanding
Meade. New shed/workshop, fence 4BR/4BA, new const-CB home on
back yard, dog kennel, new kitchen 10 acs w/horse barn. Open floor
cabinets and countertops. Offered plan, 2 fireplaces, and large back
at $97,000! porch. $495,000! Close to Hwy 66
on Johnson Rd!
In the heart of Hardee Co! 97 ac
ranch w/cleared pasture, 2 barns, Ready for your new home! Three
cattlepens, fencing and ponds. 5 ac tracts, paved rd frontage, W
Entertain in the unique 5BR/5BA, Hardee Co. Listed for $100,000
9,000 SF, CB home. Marble foyer, each! Make your offer today.
stone fireplace, pine paneling & Owners motivated!
beams, garden tubs, inground pool. Peace and quiet await you in this
$1,900,000! 3BR/2BA, 2001 MH on 12 acs in
15 acs of pasture and native land Gardner. Central A/C, 1404 SF
and roomy 2000 MH w/3BR/2BA, split floor plan, appliances includ-
1809 living SF, 3855 total w/car- ed. $215,000!
port and porches. Large shed, dog Beautiful deed restricted home-
pens. $270,000! sites close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on
paved rd. Two 10: ac tracts-
2BR/2BA, 2,290 SF, CB home $180,000 each. Two 5 ac tracts-
w/new barrel tile roof, screened $110,000 each. Corner 5 ac.
back porch, and large attached tract(dble paved frontage)-
garage in Sun-N-Lakes in Sebring. $125,000. Additional acreage
Now $149,900! Close to Florida available, call today for full
Hospital! details.
RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful, Stellar location! 10 ac Valencia
wooded 52 ac tract in SW Hardee grove on SR 62 has 6" well
Co has easy access w/dble rd w/diesel power unit, drain tile and
frontage. $780,000! micro-jet irrigation. Also fronts
Moye Rd. $150,000!
24 acs w/frontage on SR 64, west of Moye Rd. $150,000!
Zolfo Springs. Great opportunity Completely renovated, beautiful
for investment/development. 3BR/2.5BA home only minutes
$500,000! from Wauchula or Zolfo Springs is
located on 2.5 acs w/paved rd
PRICE REDUCED! This frontage. $280,000!
4BR/2.5BA brick home is situated Striking 4BR/2.5BA home
on acsjh "h le laxd rd w/3,152 SF on landscaped 1 ac
fr f" in el l fro fo lot in Golfview. Gas fireplace, cen-
Sp x t Ikew tral vacuum, dual A/C units, in
amenities. Call today for full details, ground pool, attached garage.
$299,999! $329,000!
ALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS...-.781-0153 DAVID ROYAL........781-3490
MONICA REAS'.. .3-9609 SANDY LARRISON.-...832-0130
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Classifieds


TOOL CHEST on wheels, assorted
tools, $200; computer desk, $100.
735-1289. 6:21-28p
BROWNING COMPOUND BOW with
case, good condition, $90. 832-1407
or 773-3537 6:21 p


FOR SALE 2004 MH, 3 BR/2 Bath,
1,800 sq. ft. living area with large
kitchen/dining area and LR & family
rm. in the country on 15 acres with
small pond, east Hardee County. 863-
781-2038 or 863-781-4218. 6:21-28p


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


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CHIHUAHUAS FOR SALE, $150 each, 6 7 WEEK OLD KITTENS, free to
ready 6/28. 781-7978. 6:21-28p good home. 773-9169. 6:21nc


3 SMALL DOGS, $50 each, cock-
apoo/terrier/chi-yorkie mix. 781-5272.
6:14-7:12p


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PIGMY' GOATS, great pets, $65 and
up. 773-9195 or 781-1947. 6:7-28c


dzalea apartments

Mow accepting applications!
2. & 3 Bedroom ipts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
onday Friday 9:00 AM. 12:00 Noon
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25x25x9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
j1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
S2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795
30x35x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12), Soffit/Fascia,
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab* --
$20,295


- Other Sizes Available
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated


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877-951-2300
*Concrete & Installation by Others


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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 6 solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD.#1-800-955-8771)
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St"AFFUINI SERVICES, INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Home Reduced To Sell

$238000 $223,000
Beautiful 2,800 sq. ft. CB/Stucco 3BR/2B home, split floor
plan with separate living room and family room. Cathedral
ceilings, impressive brick fireplace, laminate wood floors,
MB with double sinks & walk-in closet. Special interior
features, security system, large screened porch, double car
garage, privacy fenced backyard. On large lot in nice neigh-
borhood, 219 Georgetown Loop.
Call 832-1407 or 773-3537
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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 Acre iT Sweetwater Just cared and ready for 2 homes, tree farm
or nurslIN, BlEuR=ghUl T=l2A C T
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.com
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*3BR/1BA CBS. 913 Lake Josephine Dr., totally remodeled, lake view,
$182,500.
*3BR/2BA, 2 story. Bell St. $118,500.
*3BR/1BA, corner lot located on Carlton, with 2 apts. (1BR/1BA each)
on 145'x110' lot. $149,000.
*3BR/2BA cedar home, garage, extra carport w/workshop. Less than
an acre, Torry community. $249,000.
*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*Commercial property in Punta Gorda, approximately 35,000 SF.
US Hwy 17 frontage, commercial corridor. $895,000.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot.
Corner of Oak & 10th. $82,500. UNDER CONTRACT
*Big Corner Lot; 2BR/1BA. Corner of 10th & Bay, Wauchula city limits.
$89,000.
*3BR/1 BA on 9th Ave., Wauchula $50,000. UNDER CONTRACT.


Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608
Mary Tindell, Sales Associate 863.245.2972
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Maintenance Mechanic Needed.
Dayshift. Salary based on expereince. DFWP
Apply in person to:
Oldcastle Lawn & Garden
6681 CR663 Ft. Green
375-2600 c16:2c


LINE CREW TREE TRIMMER
Accepting applications for the position of Line Crew Tree
Trimmer. Skilled work in trimming and maintaining City's trees.
Prunes, trims, remove trees around power lines. Operates chipper
and bucket truck, and performs preventive maintenance on trim-
ming equipment. Must be able to follow all safety rules. Three
years' experience in tree care highly desirable, but not required.
High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Must have or
be able to obtain Class "B" CDL. Competitive salary, excellent
stability and benefits. For more information call (863) 773-
3535, or apply to: City of Wauchula 126 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula,
FL 33873. Position open until filled.
Drug Free Work Place, Veterans' Preference and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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*W ELECTRIC, INC.


New Homes Pole Barns
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735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263


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
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Classifieds


WHITE COBY PITBULL puppies with
red nose, 1st shots, 9 weeks. Can be
seen at 2629 Griffin Rd., Wauchula.
6:21 p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road.,Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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FRESH PRODUCE GARDNER FARM,
E-Z Pick, berries, fruits and vegeta-
bles, 160 Fish Branch Road, Gardner.
863-735-1000. 3:8tfc



FOR SALE 10 acres on Vandolah Rd.,
will divide. 863-773-6424 or 863-773-
0248. 6:21-28p
1.5 ACRES FOR $35,000, and (2) 1.0
acre lots for $32,500 each in Ona,
cleared and ready for mobile homes
or new construction. Can be pur-
chased separately or $90,000 for all
three. 941-286-0664. 6:21 p


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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h 311 M. n St. -
I3, cflXte block.
$134,900. OBO.


* 309 Goolsby St. 3BR, 1B concrete block.
$79,900
* 1220 Stenstrom Brand new executive
home. 3BR/2B, tons of extras. Call for price.
* Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park -
3BR/2B. $59,900.
* 417 N. 9th Ave. 5BR/2B $74,900.



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Mon.-Wed. 10am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am-7pm Closed Thursday & Sunday


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4441


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


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BUILDING LOT one block from Hwy.
17, Palmetto and 7th Avenue, zoned
commercial. Zero lot line. Excellent
for offices, great parking, only
$46,900. Mid-Florida Realty, Mark
863-899-1714 or 773-0300.
4:5tfc
10 acres. Barn with apartment.
Fenced and cross fenced. 863-781-
4176. 5:24-6:21 p





8 acres, east of Arcadia
$139,900
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5 VERY PRIVATE, secluded acres
w/well, septic and electric already in
place. Nature trails throughout prop-
erty, great for ATVs. Lots of wildlife,
many large oaks. Ready for mobile
home or new construction. Reduced
to $100,000. 941-286-0664. 6:21 p


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Three commercial lots in Wauchula
Hills. 125x60, 1/2 block from Highway
17. Serious buyers call 863-773-4005.
5:24-6:21 p


1978 30' HOLIDAY RAMBLER,
$2,500. 767-8822. 6:21tfc


HOUSE FOR RENT in Wauchula, 4
bedroom / 2 bath. Please call 786-218-
5250 or 786-218-5236. 6:21-28p


GREAT LOCATION in Fort Meade, .2
BR unfurnished C/HA, $650 month
plus. security, Northside Apartments.
Call Sheila 285-7203, 781-4927, 375-
9988. 6:21 tfc
APTS FOR RENT month to month or
lease. Furnished or unfurnished. 2
bdrm, sleeps 7. Call for details 901-
398-2911 ask for Ann. Wauchula area.
6:21-7:19p
FT. MEADE fully furnished 1 .R
apartment, $750 month plus security.
Electric & cable included. Nice neigh-
borhood. Call Sheila 375-9988, 78:-
4927, 863-285-7203. 6:7tfc


COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


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How MUCH Is YOUR PROPERTY WORTH?
CALL Us FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!
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MAKING REAI. LEstAr Ri.;AL EASY."
An depend l Owned and Opernaed Member ol Cdwel Banker RealEslateCotporalion


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


PURE AND SIMPLE. No doubt about what you get for
your money in this large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home,
located within 1 mile of Wauchula city limits. Open
floor plan with cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile, sun
porch, fireplace, two-car carport and workshop on 2.5
acres. $298,900.
LOCATED IN RIVERVIEW
Large home in nice neighborhood with 4 Bedrooms, 4
Baths with 2 Car Carport. This home in Wauchula is CB
& Stucco Construction with carpet and tile flooring.
Only $175,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses or
recreational purposes. Great place to relocate your
mobile home and family! Owner motivated to sell!
Make an offer. Asking $69,500.
GREAT INVESTMENT-POTENTIAL RENTAL INCOME
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS.
ONLY $65,000.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!!
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect site for
your Dream home. Located on CR 665 near Solomon's
Castle on a corner tract. $75,000.
PRICE REDUCED
Peaceful atmosphere
Fenced 5.32 acres with very well kept 3/2 2005
Modular home, nice location for horses, children and
summer play. $205,000 CALL TO SEE!!
NEW LISTING-EXCELLENT CONDITION AND GREAT
PRICE (2002) 3 BEDROOM 2 LARGE BATH CB HOME
WITH STORM SHUTTERS, ALSO INCLUDES WASHER,
STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR!! ONLY $129,900.


INVEST IN 2007
Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on Maude Road.
Raise cattle, horses or build your own dream home in
this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front &
Back Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport.
Only $89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath with 2
Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with
wood and tile flooring. Reduced Price: $189,900
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green. $75,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend
St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
CORNER LOT
With 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB home will be great for a
rental or starter Home. $65,000. Located on Epps
Street, Bowling Green.
PRICE REDUCED TO ONLY $135,000
READY TO MOVE IN!! CB HOME
Located in very nice neighborhood. 1,856 total square
footage, with 2-car garage. This is a very spacious 2
Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, large utility room with washer and
dryer, stove, refrigerator. Also has well with irrigation
system. WAS LISTED AT $150,000.
ANOTHER NEW LISTING!

Great fixer upper, frame home on corner lot in City of
Wauchula also close to schools. Has upgraded elec-
tric. Ready to go. ONLY $69,900.
EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located in
Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with cus-
tom quality workmanship. Includes fireplace, personal
clothes valet, outside showers, large custom work-
shop and more. $305,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!! This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath CB home is located in Western
Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with custom Quality workmanship. Includes fireplace, personal
clothes valet, outside showers, large custom workshop and more. $305,000. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL
HOME IN THE COUNTRY. Call today!!!
PRICE REDUCED TO ONLY $135,000. READY TO MOVE IN!!!
Located in very nice neighborhood. 1,856 total square footage, and 2-car garage. This is a very spa-
cious 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large utility room includes washer, dryer, stove & refrigerator. Also has well
with irrigation system. WAS LISTED @ $150,000. ci6:21c


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
.Experienced Tree Surgery ^""
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wbod Chipper ',
SSlump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truick Land Clearing
Pond Digging E\cavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
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10B The Herald-Advocate, June 21, 2007


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
Under New Management. Nice 2 bed-
room mobile home near school.
Starting at $475/mo. with deposit.
Quiet neighborhood. Please call 863-
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The U.S. Drought Monitor has
the entire area rated from "moder-
ate drought" to "extreme" in south
Florida. Water restrictions are in
place for many parts of the state. In
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2007 had Lake Okeechobee at a
record low of 8.89 feet on May 31.
It should be at 13.23 feet.
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and wildlife are feeling the effects
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itive and negative effects for the
state's wildlife during this time.
The cycle of floods and droughts






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that Florida experiences is natural,
normal and recurring. Florida's
ecosystems are dependent on this
cycle to maintain healthy fish and
wildlife populations. The long-term
benefits of droughts and floods
often exceed the short-term nega-
tive effects.
"Short-term droughts probably
are more beneficial to freshwater
fish and their habitat than they are
harmful," said Fred Cross, regional
freshwater fisheries biologist in the
FWC's regional office in Panama
City.
The drought exposes lake bot-
toms and dries up the muck that has
accumulated. Desirable vegetation
expands into deepwater portions of
lakes and rivers, and seeds germi-
nate on exposed lake bottoms.
However, during a drought, inva-
sive and exotic plants such as
hydrilla can become more of a
problem. It also provides the oppor-
tunity to use prescribed burning to
reduce vegetation in the wetlands.
This creates open water habitat,
which helps water quality and
reduces the potential for wildfires,
according to Cross.
"Droughts can increase the effec-
tiveness of planned habitat
enhancement projects," said Dale
Jones, section leader for the FWC's
Division of Freshwater Fisheries
Management.
During these times of low water
levels, boaters need to exercise
extreme caution to prevent striking'
an underwater object or the bottom.
At the same time, no matter how
shallow the water, there always is a
drowning hazard. FWC officials
strongly encourage boaters always
to wear their life jackets while on
the water. ,
There also may be access prob-
lems due to boat ramps being out of
water and steep drop-offs at power-
loading holes at end of boat ramps
that are usable at current water lev-
els.
According to Allan Woodward,
research administrator at the
FWC's Gainesville Wildlife Re-
search Lab, "Droughts can be
stressful on most aquatic wildlife.
including alligators."
As water levels drop, alligators
fare reasonably well because of the
temporary concentration of prey
items (fish, turtles and birds) into
remaining water, although there
may be increased cannibalism.
"Under prolonged.dr.oughts,i such
as the one we are now experienc-
ing, alligators may be forced to
move in search of water. Traveling
over dry land can cause increased
mortality from motor vehicles as
well as dehydration. Smaller alli-
gators may fall prey to predators
during these searches for water,"
Woodward said.
Movements across land usually
will result in more frequent interac-
tions with humans, and alligators
may get trapped in areas from
which they cannot readily escape.
This results in an increase in nui-
sance alligator complaints.
"We have found that there is no
increase in the number of attacks
on humans during droughts.
When moving over dry land, alliga-
tors are awkward and out of their
element. They merely want to find
water, which provides them with
security and food," Woodward said.
Native reptiles and amphibians
are adapted to periodic droughts
and occasional wildfires.
Droughts and fires can cause ele-
vated mortality of reptiles and
amphibians, but most populations
recover quickly when rainfall
returns to normal levels.
"In fact, some reptiles and
amphibians depend on fires to
maintain their desired habitats,"
Woodward said. "Snakes normally
are not as much of a problem dur-
ing droughts as during rapid water


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level increases after droughts."
For marine species, there is good
and bad news during a drought.
For oysters, the increased salinity
in bays and estuaries means an
increased risk of parasite infection,
according to Bill Arnold, research
scientist at the FWC's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute in St.
Petersburg.
"Clams are a high-salinity
species, so drought conditions gen-
erally are good for these bivalves.
However, the increased salinity
also may support an increased
abundance of predators," Arnold
said.
Since most of the successful pop-
ulations of bay scallops occur off-
shore, they aren't as strongly influ-
enced by freshwater inputs.
Florida droughts usually occur in
spring, and the scallops spawn in
fall or winter.
"By the time the drought sets in
and has an influence, the scallops
are relatively large and more toler-
ant. Scallops also are a high-salini-
ty species, so it is the wet rather
than the dry years that appear to be
more problematic," Arnold said.
For the upland species, there are
also pros and cons to the drought.
According to Scott Johns, district
biologist from the FWC's Olustee
Field Office, hunters may observe
smaller and fewer yearling deer this
fall as the drought in north Florida
occurred during the time when the
fawns are born.
"This made life more difficult on
these fawns and their mothers that
need extra water in their diets while
nursing," Johns said.
The tips and shoots of growing
plants is a large part of deer diets
during thespring and summer.
"This is a favorite deer food, and
without the protein from these
plants, fawn growth will be delayed
and even antler development in
bucks could be stunted this year,"
Johns said. "Plant production is
very limited during droughts, espe-
cially those favored by wildlife
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mushrooms and low bush blueber-
ries. Plants shut down new growth
during periods of drought and con-
serve any water available for sur-
vival."
Birds are generally unaffected by
local drought as they can move eas-
ily to find water. However, since
this drought has occurred during
nesting time, many nests could
have been abandoned, and are at a
greater risk of predation. Bird
nests are especially at risk during
droughts mainly due to the
increased risk of wildfire. This
would impact birds that nest on the
ground, such as turkey and quail,
the most, according to Johns.
Research has shown bobwhite
quail reproduction to be negatively
affected by hot, dry periods.
Although the drought in north
Florida has been very dry, it was
relatively cool, so quail reproduc-
tion may have not been severely
impacted.
"Catastrophic events are also
more likely during drought years.
Large-scale, fast moving wildfires
can kill and displace many species,
especially those that are unable to
move quickly. Because birds are
very sensitive to air quality, they
can be killed by smoke inhalation,
even when they are many miles
from the fire," he said.
However, even fires can produce
benefits. Wildfires, which occur
more frequently during drought
periods, can open up dense, tangled
areas that have become overgrown
and useless to many species.
"For example, when wildfires
burn the muck and peat from dry
cypress ponds and wetlands, this
creates openings and deepwater
areas used by ducks, wading birds,
and other wetland species," Johns
said.
Gopher tortoises are somewhat
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conserve water in several ways.
"But the prolonged drought we
have seen in north Florida this
spring could have significant
impacts on the hatchlings and juve-
nile tortoises," Johns said.
Survival during a drought is eas-
ier on larger animals than smaller
ones. For example, white-tailed
deer and bears are able to cover
large amounts of territory in search
of water.


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June 21, 2007, The Herald-Advocate lIB


Hardee All-Stars In Action


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five Hardee All-Star squads have
been representing Hardee County
well in district playoffs last week
and this.
Tee-Ball and Machine Pitch
youngsters recently finished their
runs, while the Dixie Minors,
Majors and Boys are still on fhe
fields almost nightly, trying to c(..:
plete their series between thunder-
storms.
Information was dribbling in by
Monday night. T-Ball, under coach-
es Andrew McGuckin and Jeff
Block, had completed its games.
Machine Pitch, under coaches
Gerry Lindsey, Jack See and Walt
Alman, also finished and took the
runner-up trophy and will advance
to the state competition.
The Minors were still playing
late Monday. After losing the first
game, they won the second anid
advanced. Managed by Justin
Battles, and coached by Chris
Spencer and Wally Helms, the 9-
and 10-year-old All-Stars are
Austin Altman, Zachary Battles,
Jacob Bolin, Tyler Hewett, Cody
Spencer, Jordon Jones, Roby Paris,
Marco Deleon, Tyler Helms, Frank
Farias, Omar Alamia and Tomas
Gomez.
Jumping to the 13-14 All-Stars,
the roster includes Scott Donald-
son, Kalan Royal, Lincoln
Saunders and Malik Tatis of the
Rangers, Dawson Crawford,
Brandon Holton, Justin Knight,
Caleb Reas and Wintz Terrell of the
Braves, and Jacob Mayer, Dillon
Rabon and Murrell Winter of the
Red Sox. They are coached by
Brian Knight, Van Crawford and
Dave Terrell.
The most information available
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Majors, 11- and 12-year-olds play-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.DIVISION 25-2006-CA-379
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2004-R10, UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
OCTOBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NATHANIEL R. BRADDOC.K,.et al,,
Defendant(s) /
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated June 5, 2007 and entered
in Case NO. 25-2006-CA-379 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC.
ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-R10,
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
OCTOBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE, is the Plaintiff and
NATHANIEL R. BRADDOCK; BONNIE
ALICE BRADDOCK; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; DIS-
COVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIB-
UTING, INC A/K/A DISCOVERY MAR-
KETING AND DIST., INC; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W.
MAIN STREET at 11:00AM, on the
27th day of June, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE NORTH 375 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 408 FEET OF THE EAST
151.71 FEET OF THE WEST
176.71 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2
OFTHENE 1/4 OFTHENW 1/4
AND THE NORTH 175 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 408 FEET OF THE
WEST 115 FEET OF THE EAST
483.29 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2
OFTHENE'1/4 OFTHENW 1/4
OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 124 Bill Woods Road, Ona,
FL 33865
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
this Court on June 5, 2007.


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or
agency sending the notice at
Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer, Barrett
& Frappier, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite
800, Tampa, Florida 33606, telephone
(813) 251-4766, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding. If'
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
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from Winter Haven, Wahneta, East
Lakeland, Bartow and Fort Meade
in a double-elimination tourney.
Hardee won Saturday's game 4-3
and lost Sunday's 3-4. They played
again on Tuesday evening.
Playing for the Hardee All-Stars
were Vince Grimsley, Luke Palmer
and Kramer Royal of the Braves,
Jacob Altman, Cody Dean and
Mason Gough of the Yankees,
Matthew Grace, Luke Winter and
Justin Forrester of the A's, John
Michael Chason and Colton Mills
of the Reds and Kris Johnson of the
Mets. They are managed by Todd
Bolin and coached by West Palmer
and Frank Johnson.
In the first of back-to-back
thrillers, Hardee and Fort Meade
battled. Fort Meade's Majors, who
were the visiting team, got all their
runs in the second frame, combin-
ing a lead-off double, walks and an
error for three scores. They left
three on base in the second and
another trio in the third inning as
the Hardee defense stiffened.
Hardee got its first score in the
fifth inning on a Grimsley homer
over the centerfield fence. In the
sixth inning, Hardee forged in front
for the win. Grace started it with a
walk. Gough bunted to advance the
runner but beat it out. Altman lined
to left field to load the bases. A
Royal walk brought the first runner
home.
Palmer lined to first for the first
out of the home half of the final
inning. With Grimsley at bat, a wild
pitch allowed Gough to race home
from third with the tying run. It was
a 3-3 game. Grimsley was then
intentionally walked to reload the
bases. When Johnson singled over
the first baseman's head, Altman
scored the winning run.
Sunday's game went two extra
innings before Wahneta eked out
the 4-3 win. Both teams left runners
stranded in the first inning. Hardee
left two aboard in the top of the sec-
ond and Wahneta went down one,
two, three. Hardee took the lead in
the third frame. With two away,
Altman drew a walk, Royal lined
up the middle and Palmer smacked


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000131
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RURAL HOUSING SERVICES, USDA,
a/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRA-
TION
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES,
DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES,
AND CREDITORS OF VIOLA MAY-
FIELD a/k/a MARY VIOLA MAYFIELD
and JAMES G. CARPENTER, DE-
CEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST VIOLA MAYFIELD a/k/a
MARY VIOLA MAYFIELD and JAMES
G. CARPENTER, DECEASED, OR ANY
OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PAR-
TIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY,
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND
TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED; EDITH SPENCE; WILL-
IAM MAYFIELD a/k/a BILL MAYFIELD;
and PATRICIA TATE a/k/a KATHY
TATE, and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
herein named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession;
CLERK OF COURT, HARDEE COUNTY
Defendants /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herby given that, pursuant
Sto the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 6, 2007 in this cause, I will
sell the property situated in HARDEE
County, Florida described as:

LOT 9 OF REPLATOF ROSE-
WOOD SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 68, HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 440 Lynn Street, Bowling
Green, Florida 33834
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the North Steps of
the Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., on June 27, 2007.
Any persons 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 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Wauchula, Flroida this 6
day of June, 2007.


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
Personnel Department of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court at 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Phone (863) 773-2161, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771 or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service. 6:14,21c


a ground rule double which scored
Altman before a ground-out ended
the Hardee at-bat.
Wahneta evened the score with a
run on a single and pair of errors.
Each team put a run on the board
in the fourth. For Hardee, Johnson
doubled and raced home on a Dean
hit to left field. Wahneta used a
walk, error and single to put one
run on the board. Hardee prevented
another by catching the next runner
in a rundown which ended, when
catcher Palmer threw to shortstop
Royal covering third for the putout.
Each squad also added a run in
the fifth. Palmer doubled, went to
third on a passediball and scored on
a Grimsley sacrifice fly. A double
and an error allowed one Wahneta
runner to cross home plate. It was
3-3.
That was all the scoring and the
game went into extra innings, nei-
ther team able to plate a runner in
the sixth or seventh innings. It was
well past 10 p.m. In the top of the
eighth, Mills singled for Hardee but
was stranded. Wahnet's leadoff
batter dropped a fly in short center
field. He went to second on a wild
pitch. An error on the next hit
allowed him to round third and run
home for the winning score.
Hardee actually benefited by the
loss. Dropping to the loser's brack-
et gave the boys an extra day's rest
after the game finished at. 11 p.m.
Playing on Tuesday night also put
them one game from the champi-
onship game on Wednesday night.
If Hardee were to win that game, it
would have to play again on
Thursday as the team from the win-
ner's bracket would have to lose
two games to be eliminated.

















IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 25 2007 CA 000 329
HOMES OF WAUCHULA, INC.7
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARTEMIO NAVA, JESSIE M.
CHESHIRE, and B. HUGH
BRADLEY, Hardee County
Clerk of Court,
Defendants) /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Artemio Nava
169 Sweetwater Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Last Known Address
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure on the following prop-
erty in HARDEE County, Florida:
TRACT 2 of Zamora Estates, as
per plat Bar 77, page 4, public
records of Hardee County,
Florida, being a resubdivision of
part of Block 3 of Buchanan
Subdivision, in the NE 1/4 of the
NE 1/4 of Section 27, Township
35 South. Range 25 East, as per
Plat Book 4, page 36. Hardee
County, Florida, sometimes
described as:
That part of Lots 3 through 12 of
Block 3 of Buchanan Subdivi-
sion, located in the NE 1/4 of the
NE 1/4 of Section 27, Township
35 South, Range 25 East, as per
plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, page 36, Hardee County,
Florida, being described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NE cor-
ner of said section 27 and run S.
0020'58" E. along the East line of
said Section 27 a distance of
280.46 feet to a point on the
North right of way line of State
Road 634; thence N. 8932'41" W.
and along said right of way line,
110.67 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence N. 8932'41"
W. and along the same line, 85.00
feet to a point on the West line of
said Lot 3; thence N. 002'08" W.
and along said West line, 114.83
feet; thence S. 8906'22" E., 13.28I
feet; thence N. 203'07" W., 25.28
feet; thence S. 8932'41" E., 71.85
feet; thence S. 020'58" E., 140.00
feet to the Point of Beginning.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on J.
STEVEN SOUTHWELL, Plaintiff's


attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 1748, Wauchula, FL 33873,
on or before July 20, 2007, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on 15 day of June, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
6:21-28c


COURTESY PHOTO
Majors All-Stars listen to manager Todd Bolin after Saturday's game, while co-coaches Frank
Johnson and West Palmer wait to comment.


Letter To The Editor

Tracy Lang Should Be

Considered As An Angel


Dear Editor:
I am very proud of Tracy Lang,-
and I know her husband Jimmy can
call her an angel.
This was a bad and sad thing to
happen to Scotty. I have put prayers
out for the whole family. This was
indeed a bad thing to happen.
No one would think buying a
bottle of water would harm you but
think of the chances now on a soda.
I met Scotty at his place of busi-
ness with his brother Jimmy a few
years back, and they are really good
people.
I wish them both a speedy recov-
ery.
I e-mailed the Bristol News'in
Virginia telling the story of Scotty
Lang and his sister-in-law Tracy
Lang. I called Tampa General for
info but sorry, can't get past patient
security, but what security I did get
was pretty cheerful.
My brother Carl (Elvis) started
me going to Lang's, and I am happy
I did. You just have to meet them if


you don't know them, if only to
stop by and say hello.
For everyone who wanted to
help with a kidney, I must say you
are courageous and loving people.
I told Jimmy Lang I would, but


my meds won't allow it.
There is a long stepping stone
ahead for all to heal, and we must
keep them in our prayers. For'
Scotty, it would be like walking
around a football field 100 times.
God bless.

Millie Freemai
Wauchula
Genius, like humanity, rusts for
want of use.
-William Hazlitt


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High School Handbook


Plans Changes


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are more than a half dozen
proposed changes in the new
Hardee Senior High School hand-
book.
The handbook, with its proposed
changes, was approved at last
week's meeting of the Hardee
County School Board, along with
those from Wauchula Elementary
and North Wauchula Elementary
schools.
Attendance and athletic policies
at the high school are changed a bit.
On athletics, the requirement will
for any student planning to partici-
pate in an athletic or extracurricular
contest to maintain a 2.0 grade
.point average on a 4.0 unweighted
scale.
Athletes in the football, baseball
and weightlifting programs will be
subject to random testing for use of
anabolic steroids and must consent
to this provision as a requisite for
athletic eligibility.
A student will be allowed a max-
imum of six absences per semester
excused by parental note, (for
instance for the 24-hour flu which
does not require a medical visit or
for a family emergency). After that
medical notes are required for ill-
ness and a parent conference with
the Dean of Attendance required
for emergency situations.
Tardy is defined as reporting to
class after the tardy bell has fin-
ished ringing without a proper pass.
Teachers will mark students tardy
up to five minutes after the tardy
bell rings. After that they will be
marked absent; (the exception is
late arrival to school).
A student is only allowed two
tardies per class. On the third, it is
an unexcused absence. Then the
cycle begins again, two tardies, an
unexcused absence, etc.
For truancy (unauthorized ab-
sence), penalties are one day ACE
for first offense, three days ACE for
second offense and five days ACE
on third offense.
Students who drive carelessly on
school grounds or use their auto-
mobiles to leave campus without
permission or properly signing out
can lose their driving privileges.
First offense is up to three days in
ACE and parent conference, sec-
ond offense-loss of driving privi-
leges for five days, and third
offense-loss of driving privileges
the remainder of the school year.
Final handbook changes involve
penalties for misuse of the internet;
and prohibiting heelies, skate
shoes, skateboards and cameras.


The handbooks for Wauchula
and North Wauchula elementaries
have similar changes. Wauchula
dismissal is 1:40 for all car riders;
1:43 for walkers, bike riders and
bus riders in kindergarten through
second grade; and 1:48 for those in
third through fifth grade.
Supervision is not provided before
7 a.m. or after 2:15 p.m.
At North Wauchula, the bus rider
bell for K-2 is at 1:45 and for 3-5 it
is 1:50. Car riders and walkers, dis-
missal is 2 p.m. Bicycle riders must
wear a helmet.
Both schools now prohibit wear-
ing heelies.
While North Wauchula stresses
the importance of keeping lunch
accounts current, Wauchula has a
"Bank'A-Meal" policy that once a
student lunch account is depleted
and has charged five meals, the
child will receive an alternate meal
of peanut and butter sandwich, fruit
and milk.

In other action, the Board:
approved allotment of school
technology needs at each of the
eight schools in the county, includ-
ing Pioneer Academy.
approved a change for the 57
district employees who have a dis-
trict-issued cell phone. Because of
federal and auditing requirements,
these will receive a $35 monthly
benefit to use on their own cell
phones.
approved destruction of 14
boxes (1,014) student cumulative
records from 1944 through 1979 as
these are now on CD or other read-
able copy.
renewed each school's
School Advisory Councils and
School Improvement Plans.
accepted resignations of
Linda Norman, Karen Ramsland,
Beckie Barden and Brenda Herrin
and appointed new teachers Wendy
deVuyst, Teresa Cortez, Daniel
Estrada, Kaylee Harrison, Barbara
Leupold, Jennifer McIntyre, Gerald
Thayer and Ella Wolgast.
learned that the School Board
may no longer set its salary if the
governor signs a bill reverting back
to the state setting such salaries as
it does with school superintendents
and other officials.
learned four 7'x4' signs were
being placed at each entrance to
Wauchula noting it is the home of
Academic Team champions for two
consecutive years.
changed the July 26 regular
meeting to July 30 immediately
after the 5:01 budget meeting,
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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 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.
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 ...................1 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.... ...........t11:00 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 Predicacion 11:00 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...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser. ..7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Evening 6:00 p.m.

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

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



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

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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 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 .................1:00 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 .................... 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group....................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................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 ................... 1:00 atm..
Wednesday ..7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................ 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class .
2nd Sunday of Month..........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood I11:00 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







Wholesale Nursery

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


WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ........................ 0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........ ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship....... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..... ............ 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship....................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service................... 7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service...................... 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCII
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..................... 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie. Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CIIURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) .............. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service.................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner .............. ........... 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jamin Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCII
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ........................9:30 a.m.
M morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 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.nf.
Wednesday Service................. 7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ...... ............ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship .....................10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
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.
Miercoles .. 7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DI)EL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. ......10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THIlE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 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 Ea i.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m5
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5 :lp.mi.
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.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCHi
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ........................9:45 a.m.
'Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.................... 6:00 p:in.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CIIURCII
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
V" & 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 ..............1...11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
,204 N. 91h Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ....................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ....................11:00 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ........:......830 a.m.

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

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

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

WAUGHULA WORSHIP CENTER'
1720. W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service ............ .11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ...... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... I11:00 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 773-0989
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............. . I 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 ......... .... ...'. 1:30 a.ii.

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 ...........o6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.


SEEDS
FROM
THE I
SOWER

Michael A. Guido
Metter, Georgia


A neighbor said. to a. boy, "My
home's like yours. Why don't you
come and visit me?"
"I'm happier here," he answered.
"Why?" she asked.
"I guess it's Mom," he said.
Mom's not a physician, but she
heals the sick.
She's not a banker, but we
deposit our hurts and hopes with
her.
She's not a gardener, but she
plants the seeds of faith, truth and
love that develop into flowers of
character, godliness and happi-
ness.
She's not a preacher, but she
teaches her children what's true
and helps them do what's right.
She'd not a contractor, but she's
a builder of civilization.
No wonder the Bible says,
"Honor your mother!"


HOLD TIGHT


Tingling tension and nervous giggles mingle. White knuckles grasp i
steel bars; the ride is about to begin. The little cars carry their passengers
up that first steep hill approaching the crest of the mighty, curving coaster.
There's noturning back now! HOLD TIGHT!! You plummet to the bottom... P
up another hill... around sudden curves...one more hill...and finally the
wild ride ends. You emerge somewhat blown and tossed, but maybe
feeling a little stronger and braver than before. You held tight... and you
made it!
When life takes you for a ride, remember the roller coaster and hold
tight to God and His Word. He will protect you with His loving guidance.
Deuteronomy 30:20 says, "...love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, _
and hold fast to him."
Insure your spiritual stability. Worship God at His House every week
and have His support on the roller coaster ride of life.







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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


June 21, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C.


Women's League Launches Season


'I WAS A THUG,'


By LISETA CASTRO
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview is with James Alfred
Revell.
Q: What is your birthday?
A: Oct. 11, 1946.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Sidney, Neb.
Q: How many years did you live there?
A: I lived there twice, first until I was 2
years old, then I moved back sixth through
ninth grade.
Q: What is one special memory when
you were a child?
A: An old man that lived by the creek
taught me how to hunt, fish and to make
bows and arrows.
Q: During your high-school days, what
kind of after-school activities were you
participating in?
A: None, I was a thug!
Q: What was the best thing in your life
as a child?
A: The fact that I had a loving mother. I
never really appreciated her, but she refused
to never give up and let me turn into a thug.
Q: What was the worst thing in your
life as a child?
A: Living a place called Wichita, Kansas,
because I lived in housing projects. We
were really poor, and it was a really tough
neighborhood with a lot of murders and
alcohol.
Q: What kinds of things did you play
with as a child growing up?
A: Ditch'em, where your gang splits into
two groups, then, you run away from half
the group and hide.
Q: What do you think of technology
today?
A: I think it's wonderful, but I don't think
it is an easy answer for everything. Back
then, people had secretaries and now you
are your own secretary. It is productive, but
you have to do more work.
Q: What do you think of children
today?
A: I don't buy that kids are meaner, but
they do have more problems than we did.
Q: Do you ever regret anything in your


childhood that you did not fulfill today?
A: I don't think I had dreams when I was
a kid. So, the stuff that I have done exceeds
what I have expected.
Q: What did you do to entertain your-
self?
A: I always drew, like make cartoons. It
was always getting me attention, but in a
good way.
Q: What inspired you as a child?
A: The love of my mother. Knowing I
was loved throughout the mean stuff I did.
Q: How did you feel about teachers
when you were a child?
A: They were the other side, the opposi-
tion, the enemy.
Q: Why?
A: I guess because I was failing every-
thing. It hurts to fail.
Q: Do you think every generation of
new kids gets more difficult? Why?
A: The.world gets harder on kids all the
time, so it's harder to grow up. We adults
are busier and spend less time with our
kids.
Q: Can you compare money spending
back then to now?
A: We have more money as a nation
growing, but our expectations are greater
now. I grew up without air-conditioning,

( Lookin' Back )

and now I do not think anything of it
because everyone has it.
Q: Is your present what you thought it
would be?
A: No, it is far better than anything I ever
dreamed. I have gotten an education,
money and a loving wife.
Q: What advice would you give our
younger generation today?
A: Learn everything that you can about
anything, because the world is changing
faster and faster and faster!
Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for th- "nioyment of our
readers.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Women's Church Soft-
ball League season got under way
last week.
By week's end, there were co-
leaders and one team had not yet
entered into the fray.
Wauchula First Methodist and St.
Alfonso's Chapel are both 2-0. First
Christian drew a bye due to
Vacation Bible School. Other teams
in the league this year are St.
Michael's Catholic, New Vision
Worship Center, New Hope Baptist
and Celebration Hardee campus.
There will be one game on Field
2 and a pair on Field 1 on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Games are at 6:45
and 8:15 at the Recreation Com-
plex fields off Altman just north of
the high school. Spectators are wel-
come to come root their favorite
teams. There is no admission fee.
Action on Field I began last
Tuesday with St. Michael's slip-
ping past New Vision 11-9.
Stephanie Robertson went four-
for-five and Lori Dees hit a double
and pair of singles for St.
Michael's. Robertson, Dees and
Sami Jo Morgan each circled the
bases three times. Glenda Eures
and Emily Ward also crossed home
plate. Hits by Wanda Stettler,
Jennifer Wilson, Katie Boyette and
Rashonea Lampley helped.
New Vision got a solo homer
from leadoff batter Kim Holt. She
scored three times, with Megan
Henderson, Beverly Pauley,
Vanessa Smith, Valerie Smith,
Angel Ureste and Chrystal
McDuffie each coming around to
cross home plate.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, St.
Alfonso's downed Celebration' 13-
5.
Maggie Olvera smacked a pair of
triples and Aurora Santoyo chipped
in with a triple and double to pace
St. Alfonso's. Olvera and Gloria
Solis were the only twin-tally bat-
ters. Nora Compos, Lucy Garcia,
Kathie Villegas, Sonia Deemer,
Gloria Flores, Jessica Hernandez,
Berta Rocha, Antonia Gomez and
Santoyo each put a run on the
board.
Summer Hensley had the only
extra-base hit, a double, for
Celebration. Leah Hendry was the
only two-hit batter. Coming around
to score were Emilye Stonebrook,
Erica Ureste, Amy Bryan, April
Lozano and Jessalyn Christenson.


Hits by Chevee Cole and Lozano
kept the action going.
In the second game on Field 1,
First Methodist made known its
intention to continue its winning
ways, downing New Hope 12-1.
Aimee Dellepere doubled twice
and Crystal Bledsoe, Elene Salas
and Jamie Rivas each hit a double.
Bledsoe went a perfect four-for-
four on the night. She scored three
times, Dellepere added twin scores
and Heather Heine, Mary Morgan,
Salas, Shauntee Hines and
Stephanie Gugle also crossed home
plate.
New Hope's lone tally came on
a solo homer by Regan Davenport,
one of her two hits. Erin Garza
tripled but was stranded. Other hit-
ters included Kaitlyn Hanshaw,
Crystal Harrison, Melissa Crider
and Lori Barbaree.
On Thursday night, the early
game on Field I was another close
encounter as St. Alfonso's beat
New Hope 18-14.
Olvera again led the way for St.
Alfonso's, picking up a pair of
RBIs on back-to-back doubles.
Solis came around to cross home
plate three times. Olvera, Lety
Flores, Campos and Garcia each
added a run. Twin hits by
Hernandez helped, and Santoyo,
Liberty Mushrush, Villegas, Rose-
mary Rojas, Gloria Flores,Gomez
and Hernandez each touched home
plate once.
Garza homered, tripled, singled
and was safe on a fielder's choice,
just missing hitting for the cycle for
New Hope and scoring three times.
Davenport added a triple and dou-
ble among her four hits and
Barberee also hit a triple and dou-
ble among three hits. Hanshaw,
Radford, Davenport and Barberee
each came around to score twice.
Cindy Hartley. Kyndal Robertson
and Melissa Hartley each added a


run.
In the Field I nightcap, New
Vision vaulted past Celebration 18-
8.
Kim Holt homered and doubled
among her three hits and four
scores for New Vision. Ann Talley
added a triple, double and single.
Loretta Smith and Megan
Henderson each scored three times
and Talley and Pauley had twin
scores. Sandra Holt, Vanessa
Smith, McDuffie and .Whitney
Smith each added a run.
Tabitha Prieto, Christenson,
Sami Graham, Frankie Flesher and
Ureste each had twin hits for
Celebration. Ureste was the only
one to get all the way home twice.
Stonebrook, Amy Bryan, Vicky
Maldonado, Mason, Hensley and
Prieto added solo scores.
On Field 1, First Methodist beat
St. Michael's 22-14.
A Rivas homer, Salas triple and
doubles by Debbie Gulliver, Heine
and Dellepere paced First
Methodist. Heine scored all four
times she got on base. Rivas,
Salas and Jackie V. each circled
the bases three times and Morgan,
Hines and Dellepere had twin tal-
lies. Gulliver, Gugle and Bledsoe
added solo scores.
A Morgan homer and double
paced St. Michael's, which also had
a double from Dees. Morgan
crossed home plate four times,
Dees and Roberson each came
home three times and Eures added
twin tallies. Ward and Boyette each
came home once.

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-Pliny The Elder
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
approved changes to snook bag and
size limits and harvest seasons dur-
ing its meeting in Melbourne
Thursday, June 14.
New rules reduce the snook daily
recreational bag limit from two fish
per person to one on Florida's
Atlantic Coast, which means a one-
fish daily limit on snook will apply
statewide.


Rules also change the 27-34
inches total length snook slot limit
to 28-32 inches in Atlantic waters
and 28-33 inches in Florida's Gulf,
Everglades National Park and
Monroe County waters.
In addition, the rules add the first
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"These rule changes are intended
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Stephen J. Gocke, 22, Louisville,
Ky., and Maria R. Lecocq, 23,
Springfield, Mo.
Charlie Lawrence Stokes Jr., 26,
Wauchula, and Danielle Josephine
Brown, 24, Winter Haven.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Tleresa A. Bryant, default judgment.
Premium Asset Recovery Corp.
vs. Emiliana L. Moreno, judgment.
,Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Arthur Burkes, voluntary dismissal.
Florida Low Income Housing
Association d/b/a Azalea Apart-
ments vs. Diondra Chisolm, order
for tenant removal.
Florida Low Income Housing
Association d/b/a Azalea Apart-
ments vs. Deanna Minnis and
l-Jollace Williams, order for tenant
removal.
Bank of New York as trustee vs.
William R. Goss et al, voluntary
dismissal.
Cavalry Portfolio Services LLC
vs. Carolina Luna, default judg-
iment.
ATIAL LLC vs. John E.
Miskemen, judgment execution
withheld.
The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Samuel Dean Alamia, alteration
or removal of firearm serial num-
ber, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee.
Carlos Jaramillo Benitez, disor-
derly intoxication and obstruction
without violence, 20 days in jail
with credit for time served (CTS),
$315 fine and court costs, $40 pub-
*Jic defender fee.
Rene Cervantes, resisting arrest
withoutt violence, 20 days CTS,


$315 fine and court costs; disorder-
ly conduct, not prosecuted.
Dareo Chanasy, disorderly intox-
ication, not prosecuted.
Randy Lee Fuguate, making a
false report to law enforcement
officers, not prosecuted.
Adolfo Jiminez, two counts giv-
ing a false name to a law enforce-
ment officer and resisting arrest
without force, four months in jail
CTS, $315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Raymond Harold Leonard, retail
theft, adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Felipe Ruiz, battery and giving a
false name to a law enforcement
officer, 20 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee.
Cynthia Anne Torres, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia), proba-
tion revoked, four months in jail
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
plus $40 public defender fee placed
on lien.
Esquardo Trinidad, trespass and
petit theft, 30 days CTS, stay out of
store, $315 fine and court costs.
Kevin J. Utsinger, displaying or
using a light in possession of a
firearm. $420 fine and court costs,
$150 investigative fees.
Adverto Velasco Velasco, disor-
derly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court costs.
Juan Francizco Orozco, resisting
arrest without violence, 20 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statues, driving
record and facts concerning the
case.
Adolfo Jiminez, violation of pro-
bation (original charge DUI) and
no valid license, probation revoked,
four months in jail, concurrent with
misdemeanor sentence; DUI (new
charge) not prosecuted.
Felipe Ruiz, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), 20
days, concurrent with misdemeanor
sentence.
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a factor, adjudication withheld, 12
months probation with Level I
sanctions, DUI evaluation and
treatment, DUI school, no alcohol
or bars, $335 fine and court costs,
50 hours community service.
Pedro Bautista, DWLS, no regis-
tration certificate and attaching tag
not assigned, time served, $330
fine and coui-rosts.
Juan Veras Castro, DUI and no
valid license, estreated bonds.
Fabio Alberto Ciminati, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Ciro Felipe Palacios, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Manuel DeJesus Soto, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, produced
valid license, $205 court costs.
Pedro V. Villafano, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $205 court costs.
Carl Zapata, DWLS, adjudica-
tion withheld, $330 fine and court
costs.
Jose Luis Sanchez-Lule, DUI-
enhanced, probation 112 months,
license suspended six months,
vehicle impound 10 days, no alco-
hol or bars, evaluation and treat-
ment, DUI school, $990 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Steven J. Medeiros, DWLS, dis-
missed.
Christine Alderman, DWLS, pro-
duced valid license, dismissed.
Deonicio Gutierrez-Barrios,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Arlene Francis Luke, DWLS and
possession of a suspended license,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Ayesha Rogers vs. Annabel
Luna, petition for injunction for
protection.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Arnesto
Briseno and Anita Alamia Briseno,
petition to foreclose mortgage.
Milagros Johnson vs. Cynthia A.
Torres, petition for injunction for
protection.
Juanita Gugle and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Jesse Moore, petition for child sup-
port.
Ginger Gallegos vs. Ramiro
Mata, petition for injunction for
protection.
Adolph P. Pace Jr. vs. Rebecca
Bragg, petition for injunction for
protection.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. H.
Gantt, petition to enforce arbitra-
tion award.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed, down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Angela Newman o/b/o minor
child vs. Alicia Benavidez
Gonzales, stipulated settlement
approved.
Citrus Lake Development Inc.
vs. German Florida Citrus LLC
d/b/a Vandolah Estates, judgment
in favor of defendant.
Angela Douglas and Don W.
Douglas, divorce.
Household Finance Corp. III vs.
Karen D. Timmons and Maggie
Timmons, judgment.
Linda Irma Valdez vs. Pedro
Villarreal Valdez, order for tempo-
rary alimony.
Steve A. Rogers and Cynthia W.
Rogers, divorce.
Kara Spencer vs. Randall
Simpson, injunction for protection.
Casey Lynn Tinsley Andrews and
Matthew Tinsley, amended divorce
order.
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vs. heirs of Mary Viola Maytield
and James G. Carpenter et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Nanette Prevatt and DOR vs.
James E. Prevatt, petition for child
support c.,,,:empt order denied.
Maria Christina Garza and DOR
vs. Elias R. Torres, order resuming
child support.
Melinda Maria Garza vs. Ricardo
Sandoval Jr., dismissal of injunc-
tion for protection.
William L. Gibson Jr. and
Patricia Ann Gibson, divorce.
GTE Federal Credit Union vs.
Shawn David Group and Cheryl
Lynn Group, judgment.
Regina Kilpatrick vs. Travis
Kilpatrick, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Chiquita Lane Robinson vs.
Dwain A. Lane, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protection.
VF Jeanswear vs. Roberto Flores
Jr. d/b/a La Floresita Fashion and
Western Wear, judgment.
Dottie Allen vs. Victor Smith,
injunction for protection.
Berta Nora vs. Stewart Calvo,
dismissal of injunction for protec-
tion.
First National Bank of Wauchula
vs. Aaron Boyette, voluntary dis-
missal.
Rebecca Tamayo and DOR vs.
Emilio Tamayo, child support order
of Oct. 4, 2006 set aside.
Monica Jean Clarke'vs. Kirby
Lee Clarke, civil contempt order.
Frankie Ruth Raulerson and
DOR vs. Ashley Nicole Norman,
voluntary dismissal of petition to
enforce administrative child sup-
port order.
Neff Rental Inc. vs. E.W. Kelley
II and Villa Citrus of Central
Florida Inc., voluntary dismissal.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases.
Maria Del Consuelo Banda and
DOR vs. Ramon Prieto.
Tiana Jackson Casso-Ivery and
DOR vs. Kenya Devynn Hooks.
Maria Esperanza Gamez and
DOR vs. Julian Venegas Montoya.
Tina Renee Grice and DOR vs.
Christopher Lowell Grice.
Crystal G. Barnwell and DOR vs.
Randy L. Gillis.
The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the acting circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudicat-
ed guilty unless noted otherwise.
When adjudication is withheld, it
is pending successful completion
of probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation-office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Janet Cantu, possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to county
misdemeanor court; possession of
methamphetamine, not prosecuted.
Raquel Diaz, possession of drug
paraphernalia and resisting arrest
without violence, 12 months drug
offender probation, curfew, drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
warrantless search and seizure, ran-
dom drug screens, $315 fine and
court costs, $190 public defender
fees, 100 hours community service;
possession of methamphetamine,
not prosecuted.
Stephanie Leigh Kelly, grand


thelt auto and lelony diiving while
license suspended, adjudication
withheld, time served, 18 months
probation, $495 fine and court
costs, $190 public defender lees, 75
hours community service.
Luciano Lara IV, resisting an
officer with violence, not prosecut-
ed.
Alfonso Lopez Jr., giving a false
name to a law enforcement officer,
resisting an officer without violent
force, aggravated fleeing or
attempting to flee a police officer
and driving while license suspend-
ed, not prosecuted.
Michael Crosby Mach, fleeing to
elude an officer with lights and
siren active and driving while
license suspended, 18 months pro-
bation, license suspended one year,
random drug screens, $495 fine and
court costs, $190 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Angel Rodriguez, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon, not
prosecuted.
Collin Shirley, violation of pro-
bation (original charges fleeing to
elude a police officer and failure to
fulfill duty upon damaging unat-
tended property), probation re-
voked, one year in jail CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Cory Allen Smith, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to drug
pretrial intervention program.
Aaron Joseph Turner, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon-
amended to battery with a deadly
weapon and disorderly intoxica-
tion, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, no alcohol or bars,
no contact with victim, four-hour
anger management class, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 50 hours community
service.
Fatema Renee Mariner, posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of
methamphetamine, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, two years drug
offender probation, curfew, war-
rantless search and seizure, random
drug screens, license suspended
two years, $495 fine and court
costs, $190 public defender fees,
100 hours community service; driv-
ing while license suspended, time
served.


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Maico A -uci ta, .possession of
rneiiamphetamine with intent to
sell, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon, violation of a
domestic .violence injunction for
protection and child abuse inten-
tional infliction, 364 days in jail
followed by two years drug offend-
er probation, no contact with co-
defender or victim, warrantless
search and seizure, random drug
screens, curfew, $495 fine and,
court costs, $190 public defender
fees, 100 hours community service,
restitution to be set; introduction of
contraband into a jail, possession of
marijuana, possession of alcohol
under 21, violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protection,
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and criminal mischief, not
prosecuted.
Francisco Morales, aggravated
battery to cause bodily harm -
amended to misdemeanor battery,
resisting an officer without vio-
lence and giving false identification
to a law enforcement officer, 12
months probation, four-hour anger
management class, no contact with
victims or codefendants, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, restitution to be set;
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, not prosecuted.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
. Amerado Hess Business Trust to
BTMU Capital Corp., $1,342,855.
Steve A. and April Dawn Prine to
Reschke Construction Inc.,
$50,000.
Daniel E. and Joan M. Williams
to Kristi Green Berg and Floyd S.
Green Jr., $400,000.
F.J. Strickland to Manuel Lopez,
Jason Devane and John Stephens
Jr., $108,500.
Peace River Land Holding of
Florida to Southwest Florida Water
Management District, $1,474,470.
Aaron M. Boyette to Elias Jr. and
Ruby A. Herrera, $128,000.
Premiere Partners IV LP to Las
Lamas Holdings Inc., $9,575,000.
Berta A. Rocha and Francisco
Vafgas to Margarita Vargas,
$48,000.
Michael I. and Patricia R.
Armstrong to Rosanna Bergolla
and Janet Martinez, $115,000.


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INVITATION TO BID
CULVERT REPLACEMENT ON GOOSE POND ROAD
PROJECT RB-1101
Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, hereinafter
referred to as "County", at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-5014
until Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 2:00 RM. Local Time, at which time they will be publicly opened
by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time
specified will not be accepted.
Hardee County is seeking certified general contractors to provide labor and materials to complete
removal of existing storm drainage of cross road pipes, furnish and install replacement pipe and
backfill with density, restore road with 6 inches of A.B.C. base and regrade road shoulders and sod.
Bidding Documents will be available for review at the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Attn: Jack Logan. For any further TECHNICAL INFORMATION
or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014. Please
refer Commercial Inquiries by fax to: Jack Logan @ 863-773-0322.
Each BIDDER shall submit his bid on the prescribed bid form, with evidence that he/she has the qual-
ifications, licenses & permits as required by federal state and local statutes, regulations and ordi-
nances to perform the work and services.
An original and two (2) copies (collated in sets) of the bid form' supplied by the COUNTY and all
required bid submittal data including any Bidders specifications, drawings, etc., shall be enclosed
within a sealed envelope with the words "Sealed Bid Culvert Replacement on Goose Pond
Road, Project RB-1101" and the Bidder's name and address clearly shown on the outside thereof.
Submittals received with less than three (3) total copies or not submitted on the COUNTY Bid
Sheets may be disqualified as non-responsive.
Mailed bids must be received in the office of the Purchasing Director not later than the.time set fortl
for bid opening. The COUNTY will not be responsible for any lost or late arriving bids sent via the
U.S. Postal Service or other deliver services.
Hardee County reserves the right to- waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID, delete any
portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment
is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid open-
ing. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the
Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid
opening date.

Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
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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
Postal Rates Are To Increase July
6: Postmaster Homa B. Rainey this
week made public a notice he has
received from Washington regard-
ing the increased rates which will
go into effect on and after July 6,
1932.
On and after that date the rate for
first class letters will be three cents
for each ounce or fraction thereof,
except post or postal cards, which
will be two cents. Air mail letters
will be eight cents for each ounce.

Central Pharmacy Has Installed
Neon Signs: The Central Pharmacy,
located at Seventh Avenue and
Main Street, has just installed
attractive neon lights around the
Main Street front.
The lights were turned on for the
first time Thursday night and add a
great deal to the appearance of that
section of town. The lights extend
28 feet along the front and nine feet
deep. A neon sign above the awning
was also installed with letters a foot
high.

Frogs To South Africa: It will
take approximately seven weeks for
a pair of bullfrogs to reach South
Africa from Wauchula, according to
word received here from the
express company.
A man in the extreme southern
part of Africa has written here ask-
ing that a pair of frogs be shipped to
him, and the matter was taken up
with the express company that the
pair would be on a boat for 40 days
with a total distance of 11,590
miles.

50 YEARS AGO
DCT Students Earn While
Learning: Pictured on the front
page of the June 21, 1957, issue of
The Herald-Advocate are the out-
standing boy and girl students of the
DCT program. Outstanding boy
student is Marvin Gillis and out-
standing girl is Betty Williams.
He worked at a local movie house
and attended school a half day. He
has been graduated and will enter
the Air Force. Betty, who trained
last year with Burke Equipment Co.
in Zolfo Springs, now has a full
(imejob with them after grduation.

Legion Nine Tops Arcadia: The
Herger-Williams Post No. 2 Junior
Legion baseball team got off to a
flying start .for the 1957 season by
slugging the Arcadia nine by an
:impressive score of 20-0.
Going into the sixth inning with
an 8-0 lead, the host team sent 17
batters up to hit and scored 12
times; numerous Arcadia errors
proved helpful throughout the
game. Charles Abbott struck out 14
in the six-inning game, while only
giving up three hits.

Martha Bowen Wed To Rev.
Wingate: In a ceremony at 7 last
Friday evening at the Limestone
Baptist Church, Miss Martha Ann
Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Doyle Bowen, Limestone, became.
the bride of Rev. James W. Wingate.
Rev. Wingate is the foster son of
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Davis of Arcadia.
The Rev. Glenn Collins officiated at
the double-ring ceremony in a set-
ting of palms, candelabras holding
burning tapers, and baskets of glad-
ioli and pom poms.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee Flooded By Heavy Rains:
High winds and heavy rains swept
through the Hardee County area


unexpectedly last Thursday night as
it did the rest of the state, leaving
behind a mess that work crews are
still cleaning up.
Winds of between 20 and 25 mph
blew throughout the night with
brief gales of higher speeds, which
caused power outages in most parts
of the county and left trees and
limbs lying everywhere. At least
one tornado was reported east of
Wauchula.

Zolfo Springs Buys New Fire
Truck: The Zolfo Springs Council
voted Monday night to buy a new
fire truck that will cost $52,500.
Terms of the lease-purchase agree-
ment call for $5,250 down and
annual payments of $13,188.90 for
five years.
The council awarded the bid to
Southern Municipal Fire Apparatus
and Equipment Co. of Ocala, the
low bidder. The new truck will have
a 1981 chassis, and equipment will
be added according to Zolfo speci-
fication.

10 YEARS AGO
Taking A Bite Out Of Crime:
Their hair is shaggy, they're never
in uniform and they won't carry a
gun. But this special forces unit of
the Hardee County Sheriff's Office
is producing results and making
arrests.
It's the K-9 Unit, comprised of
senior handler Dep. Chuck Mosley
and his dog Paro, Dep. Larry
Benavides and Pedro and newcom-
er Dep. Rosie Wendell and Seiko.
Twice in the past month they have
responded to burglary-in-progress
calls and made five arrests.

7-Year-Old National Champ: It
was a perfect combination to pro-
duce a national champion. A huge
sports complex jammed with ath-
letes of all ages, their families and
friends brought out the best in 7-
year-old Deanna Staats of
Wauchula.
Placing first all-around in her age
and elite Level 4 division on the
first day of the competition at the
Walt Disney Wide World of Sports
Arena, Staats bettered her perfor-
mances for the second try, claiming
first place in all four of her gymnas-
tic events and also grabbing the
national championship.

Local Stetson Student
Recognized For Academic Excell-
ence: Claudia Maria Sosa Stites of
Zolfo Springs was recently recog-
nized as a 1996-97 Outstanding
Junior in biology by the College of
Arts and Sciences at Stetson
University in DeLand.
The 1994 graduate of Hardee
High School is a senior at Stetson,
majoring in biology and minoring
in psychology. She plans to gradu-
ate in May 1998. The 21-year-old's
ultimate goal is to teach biology and
pursue a master's degree in educa-
tion.


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schools. Photos and write-
ups should be of recent
events, and must include
first and last names for both
students and teachers.
Identify photos front to
back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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and phone number of a con-
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items will be published as
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Boxing is big in the Hardee sports news right now.
Biggest of all is Hardee High senior Daniel Lozano, who came back
from the U.S. Boxing tournament sporting a silver medalist jacket. The
106-pounder won his first three bouts and lost the championship on a points
decision. However, he received word that he will attend the Olympic trials
in August in either Houston or Miami.
Currently ranked second in the nation as a possible Olympic contender
in 2008, the 17-year-old was one of the youngest at the tournament. When
he moved into the OPEN division when he became 17 last November, he
began fighting boxers several years older than himself and still winning.
Our best wishes go to him for continued success and a trip to the Olympics
next year, representing Hardee County, Florida and the USA.

Following in Lozano's footsteps is 12-year-old Ruben "Chico" Ozuna,
who was named outstanding novice boxer in the Hurricane Boxing
Championships in Tampa about a month ago. The seventh grader is on tar-
get to meet the same goals 'as Lozano. Both are trained by Lozano's trainer
and father Daniel Lozano.

On the pro boxing level, Wauchulan Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry
took on Wes Ferguson, an up-and-coming fighter in the training camp of
well-known champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was ringside exhorting
his boxer throughout the match. Cherry won a unanimous decision in the
10-round bout.
Cherry will probably fight on ESPN Wednesday Night Fights again in
August. When the date is known, the local public will be advised.

On a different front, it's time for the summer Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
In its 14th season, the weekly summer golf series includes young golfers
from Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties.
Last week's matches were at the Country Club of Sebring and includes
quite a few Hardee golfers, starting with recent grad Justin Painter, who has
already signed with Webber International University. Painter, who golfed in
the 17-18 boys division, did not have his best outing. Former teammate, and
upcoming senior Kaleb Saunders, placed second with a 78. Painter was
sixth with 85.
Hardee had a trio in the 13-14 division, with Lincoln Saunders second,
a stroke behind the leader. Taylor Barlow finished fifth and Dalton Hewett
was 8th.
In the 11-12 division, Hardee's Tyler Hewett was first with 51, five
strokes up on fellow Hardee player Bradley Brewer at 56. Trenton Moon
was third, two more strokes back. Will Bennett placed eighth.
The final two Hardee golfers were Kyle Hewett, third in the 9-10 boys
division, and Lacey McClenithan, first by a match of the cards in the girls
11-14 group.

High school boys are busy three times a week in the weight room, get-
ting conditioned for fall football, which begins Aug. 24 with a pre-season
game at Class 4A Auburndale. Hardee remained in Class 3A but picked up
an additional district opponent in Braden River.
After the pre-season, the season includes a home game Aug. 31 against
5A North Fort Myers, followed by Sept. 7-Home-2A Fort Meade; Sept. 14
at 3A Riverdale; Sept 21 at district opponent Avon Park; Sept. 28-Home-5A
Lakewood Ranch; Oct. 5-at district rival Sebring; Oct. 12-OPEN date; Oct.
19 home for Braden River; Oct. 26-at 5A Cape Coral; Nov. 2-Home for
final district rival DeSoto; and Nov. 9 at 3A Ridge.
Homecoming is early, during the Oct. 19 Braden River game. Senior
Night is during the DeSoto game.

In the community softball, the men's church league finished, with
Wauchula First Baptist winning both the season and post-season tourna-


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To encourage more youth groups
to enjoy camping, the Department
of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Park Service is
reducing group camping fees to $1
per child and $2 per chaperone per
day. The single fee gives campers
access to all park facilities and
amenities. Youth and adult group
camping facilities and group primi-
tive sites are available in 32 state
parks located in every region of the
state.
"With rising gas prices and trav-
el expenses, we want to encourage
our youth to take advantage of the
camping and recreational opportu-
nities in our own backyards," said
Florida State Parks Director Mike
Bullock. "State parks allow chil-
dren and adults to experience
Florida's natural beauty, abundant
wildlife and historic and cultural
sites without traveling far from
home."
The fee reduction, already in
effect, precedes the launch of The
Great American Backyard Camp-
out (GABC), celebrated on June
23, 2007. Organized by the
National Wildlife Federation,
GABC is a one-night event for


families, youth and individuals to
camp out in their backyards or local
parks and discover the fun of being
in the great outdoors. Last year
more than 40,000 families, youth'
groups and individuals participat-
ed. Groups wanting to reserve a
campsite should contact the state,
park directly for availability and
guidelines.
The first two-time Gold Medal
winner honoring the nation's best
state park service, Florida's state
park system is one of the largest in
the country with 160 parks span-
ning 700,000 acres and 100 miles'
of sandy white beach. From swim-
ming and diving in Florida's rivers
and springs to birding and fishing
or hiking and riding on natural
scenic trails, Florida's state parks
offer year-round outdoor activities
for all ages. Battle reenactments
and Native American festivals cele-
brate Florida's unique history,
while art shows, museums and
lighthouses offer a window into
Florida's cultural heritage.
For park contact information,
visit www.FloridaStateParks.org or
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early this week. The women's and men's teams will all play on Tuesday and'
Thursday evenings at the Recreation Complex fields off Altman Road just-
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
June 17, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South at Ben Hill Griffin Drive
was reported.
June 16, business burglaries on Altman Road and U.S. 17 South and
burglary of a conveyance on Lincoln Street were reported.
June 15, Maira Ochoa, 22, of 491 Monroe St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of contempt of court.
June 15, John S. Fuston, 44, of 3919 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and battery.
June 15, residential burglaries at Sparrow Road and Peace River
Woods Road, a fight on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on SR 64 East and
a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
June 14, Jose Mendoza, 36, of 71 Orange Ave., Arcadia, was arrested
.by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with larceny and fraud by giving a
false ID to a law enforcement officer.
June 14, a residential burglary on Keeton Road and thefts on Charlie
Bryan Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
June 13, Joe Allen Hearns, 31, of 1107 Belkton Ave., Port Charlotte,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of nonsupport of children.
June 13, a tag stolen on North Florida Avenue was reported.
June 12, Marcos Rojas, 25, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a charge of contempt of court.
June 12, Ashley Earlene Howell, 20, of 764 Polk Road, Wauchula,
was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and a non-moving traffic violation.
June 12, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Sr. 64
East, U.S. 17 South, SR 62 and Dixiana Drive were reported.
June 11, Roy Lee Collier Jr., 37, of 3752 Penny Dr., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon and battery.
June 11, Ervin Lester Skinner Jr., 33, of 2632 SW Bread St., Nocatee,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of contempt of court.
June 11, Wesley Hall, 52, of 600 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of nonsupport of children.
June 11, burglary of a conveyance on Paula Drive and a theft on Helen
Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
June 17, Pedro Lucho Razo, 35, of 17 U.S. 17.South, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and no valid
.Ticense.
June 17, criminal mischief on Downing Circle was reported.
;' June 16, Juan Jose Gaona, 23, of 2189 Gary Farm Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with DUI.
i, June 16, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
' June 15, Michael Blain Johnson, 44, P.O. Box 1251, Wauchula, was
arrestedd by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with simple assault and disorder-
ly intoxication.
June 15, a vehicle stolen on Pennsylvania Avenue was reported.
r, June 14, a residential burglary on South Seventh Avenue was report-
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June 12, a vehicle stolen on East Palmetto Street, thefts on Illinois
Avenue and U.S. 17 South and a tag stolen on North Florida Avenue were
reported.
June 11, a residential burglary on South Seventh Avenue was reported.
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June 17, Pamela Marie McQuaig, 31, and Steve E. McQuaig, 32, both
of 4430 Beechwood Road, Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Jereme
Bridges and each charged with possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Steve McQuaig was also charged with resisting an offi-
cer without obstruction and three traffic violations.
June 17, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.
June 16, Michael Johnthan Ayers, 22, of 1334 Doc Coil Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
DUI and hit and run/leaving the scene of a crash involving damages.
June 16, Roberto Zurita, 20, of 4625 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with DUI and no valid
license. At the jail, Dep. Eric Harrison also detained him on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
June 16, criminal mischief on West Lemon Street was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
June 14, a theft on Hudson Street was reported.
June 13, Raymond Guerrero, 41, of 725 LaPlaya Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Reginald Jones and charged with carrying a concealed
firearm, resisting an officer without violence and driving while license sus-
pended.
June 13, criminal mischief on Parkview Terrace was reported.


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for we are to be kind to others, and God will bless us for it. If
you want a happy, good life, keep control of your tongue, and
guard your lips from telling lies.
I Peter 3:9-10 (LB)
We get tested very often on this one. How many times da we fail? It
says if we want a happy good life to keep control of our tongue. The book
of James has a lot to say about our tongue. If we could zip our mouth, we
and others around us would be so much better off.
We say things that later we wish we could take back, but words are out
there in cyberspace going around and around. Let us learn to encourage
each other and speak good things to and about others. We should be an
example of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) to each other.
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A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
God watches where people go;
He sees every step they take.
There is no dark place or deep
shadow where those, who do
evil can hide from Him.
Job 34:21-22 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Notice this and be on your
guard against covetousness in
any shape or formnn. For a man's
real life in no way depends upon
the number of his possessions.
Luke 12:15 (PME)

SATURDAY
Yet do not turn away from the
Lord God, but serve the Lord
with all your heart. Do not turn
away after useless idols. They
can do you no good, nor can
they rescue you, because they
are useless.
I Samuel 12:20b-22 (NIV)

SUNDAY
Since all have sinned and fall
'hort of the glory of God, they
are justified by His grace as a
.gift, by the redemption in Christ
Jesus... For the wages of sin is
death, but the free gift of God is
eternma life in Christ Jesus our
Lord.
Romans 3:23,6:23 (RSV)

MONDAY
Count yourself lucky, how happy
you must be you get a fresh
start, your slate's wiped clean.


Count yourself lucky God
holds nothing against you and
you're holding nothing back
from Him.
Psalm 32:1-2 (ME)

TUESDAY
There must be no room for rival-
ry and personal vanity among
you, but you must humbly reck-
on others better than your-
selves. Look to each other's
interests and not merely to your
own.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
What fools they are who carry


around wooden idols and pray:
to gods that cannot save!
For there is no other God but me.
- a just God and a loving,
Saviour no, not one! Let all
the world look to Me for salva-
tion; For I am God; there is no
other.
Isaiah 45:20b,21b-22 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 Modem English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


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.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. One request is for a temporary
special use permit to put a mobile home on 1,43 acres off Pringle Road for.
a nephew to care for his elderly aunt. Another is for a preliminary and final
subdivision plat for Torrey Oaks RV and Golf Resort subdivision on 19.55
acres on the north side of Bostick Road. A third is for a variance to setbacks
on .41 in C-2 zoning off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The fourth is
rezone of 24.14 acres from F-R to C-2 along U.S. 17 by Sterner Road, 8:35
a.m.
Resolution 07-24 on forming a multi-county community trans-
portation board and coordinator, 10:05 a.m.
Hardee County Builders Association-discuss impact fees, 10:30
a.m.
Apppointments to. Construction Industry Licensing Board and
Indigent Health Care boards.
Public hearings-requests to send eight updates of the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan to the state Department of Community
Affairs for its approval, 1 p.m.


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INVITATION TO BID

Bid No. 07-01
LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION IMPROVEMENTS
for
THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

Sealed proposals for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for construction of
new landscape and irrigation improvements within the median of U.S. 17 in Zolfo
Springs, Florida will be received by the Town of Zolfo Springs, hereinafter called the
OWNER, at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210 Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs,
Florida 33890 until 2:00 P.M., local time, on Friday July 6. 2007, at which time bids
will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids received after said time will be returned
unopened.

Bond Required: Bid Bond, Cashier's Check or Certified Check in the amount of 5
percent of proposal must accompany bid. Performance and Payment Bonds in the
amount of 100 percent of the contract will be required of the successful bidder. These
bonds and insurance will be required of successful bidder before award of contract. All
sureties, bonding companies and insurance coverage's will be to the reasonable
satisfaction of the Owner.

Bids: Shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "BID NO. 07-01"
Landscape & Irrigation Improvements for the Town of Zolfo Springs, and the Bidder's
name clearly marked on the outside thereof.

Owner's Responsibility: The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities in any
bid; to reject any or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause; and/or to accept
the bid. that in his judgment will be for the best interest of the Owner.

Pre-Bid Conference: There will be a NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting on
Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Town Hall, (City Council Chambers)
3210 Highway 17 South, Zolfo Sprinigs, FL 33890.

DEPOSIT OR PRINT CHARGE:

Complete Drawings and Specifications can be obtained at Chastain-Skillman, Inc. 363
U.S. Highway 27 S, Sebring, FL.

Each Complete set of Drawings and Specifications .................... 50.00.

All checks shall be made payable to: Chastain Skillman, Inc.

Refund on Deposits: Deposits cover cost of reproduction, no refunds will be made.

Questions: Direct all questions to Mr. Mike Schofield, Town of Zolfo Springs, Town
Manager, 863-735-0405.

Addenda: Issued during the bidding period will be sent to General Contractors that
have been issued complete sets of Drawings and Specifications.

Bid Withdrawal: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after date
set for openings thereof.

All bid responses must be accompanied by "Public Entity Crimes Report", "Anti-
collusion Statement/Bid Form", and the "Drug Free Work Place" forms. These forms
must be fully executed by the responder and submitted with the bid.

Mr. Mike Schofield, Town Manager
Town of Zolfo Springs
3210 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
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Town ofZolfo Springs
2006 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Este informs contiene information may important sabres agua deber. Tradacalo o liable con algulen que Io enttenda bien.
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply ofdrinking water. We
want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are
committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source Is the Floridan aquifer. The water is then chlorinated for disinfection.
Ifyou have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Town Hall at 863-735-0405. We encourage
our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. The Town of Zolfo Springs routinely monitors fr contaminants inyour
drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise. this report is based on the
results of our monitoringfor the period ofJanuary I to December 31, 2006.
In the table below, you mayfind unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. Tohelpyou better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level ofa contaminant that is allowed in drinking water MCLs are set as close to the
MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. .
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected
risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, jesxceeded triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system
must follow. ,-
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is conving
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goatl o 'RDLG: The level ofa drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
expecid risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. .
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was notfouned by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mgft) one part by weight ofanalyte to I million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight ofatalyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter Ci/L) measure of theradioactivity in water.
Source Water Assessments: A source water assessment was completed by the Department in 2004. This assessment found a potential
source of contamination to be a petroleum storage tank The risk level i considered to be high. his information is available at
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Unit of (moJyr.) Violation YN Detected Results Contaminati
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Radiological Contaminants
5. Alpha emitters 6/03 N 7.3 0 15 Erosion of natural
(pCiA/) deposits
6. Radium 226 or 6/03 N 1.9 0 5 Erosion ofnatural
combined radium deposits
(pCi1)
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source ofContsuination
Measurement sampling Violation Detected
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Inorganic Contaminants
11. Barium (ppm) 1/07 N 0.045 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from
metal rofieries; erosion of natural deposits
16. Fluoride (ppm) 1/07 N 1.03 4 4 Erosion ofnatural deposits; water additive
which promotesstrong teeth when at
optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.2 ppm;
discharge from fertilizr and aluminum
factories .
20. Nitrate (as Nitrogen) 12/06 N 0.03 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching 1fom
(ppm) septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
23. Sodium (ppm) 1/07 N 12.7 NIA 160 Saltwater intrusion,leachingfrom soil
Zolfo Springs failed to sample for Inorganic contaminants in 2006 as required This issue was settled through a Consent Order with FDEP.
Sample results displayed are from January, 2007.

Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
78. Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.45 0.6-2.5 MRDLO MRDL-4 Wateradditive used tocontrol microbes
-4
81. Haloacetic Acids 9/06 N 8.3 NA MCL-60 By-product ofdrininng water disinfection
(five) (HAAS) (ppb)
82. TTHM [rTotal 9/06 N 29 NA MCL 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes]
(ppb)
Costamlst and Unit Dates of AL 9A No. of MCLG AL UkelySourceoetC"eaml o
ofMeasurement sampling ViolatM Percentile saplag t (Ado
(maoyr.) Y/N Reisit sites Level)
Exceed.
heAL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
84. Copper (tap 9/06 N 0.24 0 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of houseold plumbing systems;
water) (ppm) erosion ofnatural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
85. Lead (tap water) 9/06 N 6 -1 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion ofounma deposits

The sources ofdrinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rAws, laker, streams, ponds, r,&rmvs sri,gs and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground it dissolves naturally occurr min nera ls a in sme cases.
radioactive material, and can pick up substances resultingfrom the presence of animals orfrom human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria. which may come from sewage treatment plants sptic systems.
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, suchas salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from rban stormwater ruoff.
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil andgas production, mining, orfrming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater ruwff, and*
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwafer rwwnoff, and septic systems
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring orbe the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
wattepr w systems. The Food and DruAdministration (FDA) reu abli lim for con inats in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. ,
Drinking water including bottled water may reasonably bepeced to contain at least s l amount ofsme contamina. The
presence ofcontaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drlinb Water Hotline at 1-800-426.
4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population Im mpm d person
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. persons who have undergone organ transpla, people with HIVIAIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at riskfaom infections. Theseple should sk ad ke about
drinking water from their health car providers. EPACDCgudeleson propiate ansto lessen the risk ficio by
Cryptosporldium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Haotine (800.426-4791).
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