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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 32
3 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, July 19, 2007


County


Forced


To Lower


Millage

By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Board of County
Commissioners held tough budget
sessions Monday through Wednes-
day of this week.
The budget planning was rough
because the Florida Legislature
recently passed a law that Florida
counties such as Hardee have to
adopt a rollback millage rate from
the 2006-07 year less three percent.
The Hardee commissioners are
required to levy 7.7926 mills of ad
valorem taxes which will bring in
$13,163,077. Each mill will bring
in $1,689,176.
For the current 2006-07 year the
millage rate was 9 mills, which
brought in $13,252,991. Each mill
this past year brought in
$1,472,554.
Many taxpayers this coming year
will see a decrease in their ad val-
orem tax bill from the county,
which the legislature was trying to
achieve property tax relief.
The new Hardee County adjusted
taxable roll is $1.64 billion, which
includes $840.1 million in real
property, $844.2 million- in person-
al property, $4.8 million in central-
ly assessed value, and $47.4 mil-
lion in new construction, reported
property appraiser Kathy
Crawford.
The proposed new county budget
is $58.4 million, compared with a
current budget of $76.2 million and
a 2005-06 budget of $35.5 million.
The three budgets vary widely
because of grants, hurricane recov-
ery funds and cash carryover.
County manager Lex Albritton
noted there are no employee raises
in the new budget, and capital out-
lay money is for grant projects
only.
He noted the new budget has $1
million in reserve compared with
$2.8 million a year ago, the new
general fund has only $190,000 in
contingency funds, the new cash
forward is $5.8 million compared
with.$13 million a year ago, and the
CRA (Community Redevelopment
Agency) contribution to the city of
Wauchula will be $358,000.
The new county budget will have
an estimated $527,987 in new
impact fees on new construction,
which includes library, transporta-
tion, law enforcement, fire/rescue
and jail.
"Why not cut every budget by
three percent," said county com-
missioner Minor Bryant on
Monday. "The state legislature
seems to know how to run the
See MILLAGE 3A


WEATHER
DAE HIG
07111 95
07112 94
07113 92
07114 93
07/15 96
07116 93
07.'17 95
TOTAL Rainfall to
Same period Ias
Ten Year Aver
Source: Univ. of Fla. 0

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Community Cal
Crime BIotter...
Hardee Living
Information Ro
Obits
Puzzle
Solunar Tables


07/17/07- 19.07
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COURTESY PHOTO
Elizabeth Rose, the 6-month-old black-bear cub pictured above, is the most recent rescue
at Peace River Refuge & Ranch in rural Zolfo Springs. The refuge, a non-profit sanctuary
licensed and accredited by the American Sanctuary Association and a member of the World
Society for the Protection of Animals, provides lifetime care for exotic animals which have
been abused, neglected, confiscated or unwanted. Elizabeth Rose came to the refuge from
Ohio, where a man who'had intended to keep her for a pet found himself unable to handle
her or feed her properly. She arrived at Peace River Refuge & Ranch at half a normal weight,
severely malnourished and riddled with parasites. Death was near. Now, Lisa Stoner, vice
president of the facility, says Elizabeth Rose is thriving. She is being nursed back to health,
has begun to "nibble" on solid food and enjoys a natural setting with oak trees, a pool, and
other bears. The refuge cares for 175 rescued animals for life. Elizabeth Rose's lifetime care
cost is estimated at $175,000. Donations to the non-profit sanctuary, which gives public
tours two times a month by preservation only, are tax deductible. Contact Peace River Refuge.
& Ranch by calling 735-0804 or by mailing PRO. Box 1127, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.




Woman Charged With Child


Abuse 'By Expelling Fluids'


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A child covered with blood led
police to a woman who warded off
two TASER shocks before she
could be subdued and arrested.
Regina Farmer Allmon, 37, of
2218 Ridgewood Dr. N.W., Winter
Haven, appeared in Hardee Circuit
Court on Tuesday morning for
arraignment on charges of battery
on a child by throwing fluids,
resisting arrest with violence and
two counts battery on a law
enforcement officer all third-
degree felonies and misde-
meanor counts of battery and resist-
ing arrest without force.
She pleaded not guilty to all six


counts, and the Public Defender's
Office will represent her. Allmon's
next court date is this coming
Tuesday.
Bowling Green Police Chief
John Scheel said Ofc. Jereme
Bridges and Cpl. Robert Ehren-
kaufer arrested Allmon on June 30
following a call to a residence on
Central Avenue.
An 11-year-old girl met Bridges
outside. The officer described her
as "covered head to toe with
blood." She told Bridges that
Allmon had hit her, and that the
woman was inside the house.
Bridges heard shouting inside,
and encountered a closed bedroom
door, Scheel said. He opened it to


find Allmon arguing with the
child's father. Allmon, the chief
said, slammed the door shut in the
officer's face.
See CHILD ABUSE 2A


AlImon


460,
plus 40 sales tax






Don't Let Recent




Rains Fool You

Water Restrictions Remain In Effect


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Recent rainfall has been of little
benefit.
Area emergency one-day-only
watering restrictions remain in
effect and are likely to continue
indefinitely.
A continuing rainfall deficit reaf-
firms the need to maintain watering
restricts, said the Southwest Florida
Water Management District Gov-
erning Board.
Rainfall for the last 12 months
remains down more than 12 inches
from normal. Districtwide, June
precipitation was only 60 percent
of normal. Rivers are at extremely
low flow rates and lakes are aver-
aging five feet below anticipated
seasonal levels, says a recent report
from the agency.


"We need significantly above .
average rainfall to pull ourselves
out of this drought. Currently,
we're not even getting average
rainfall," said Granville Kinsman,
district hydrologic data manager.
The average Floridian uses about
124 gallons of water a day, With
outdoor water use accounting for
up to 50 percent of household use.
A garden hose without a shutoff
nozzle can pour out 530 gallons of
water in an hour, about nine gallons
a minute.
Whether it's private wells or pub-
lic utilities, restrictions in effect
allow irrigation only once a week.
Those with addresses ending in O.or
1 may water on Mondays; 2 and 3
on Tuesday; 4 or 5 on Wednes-
days; 6 or 7 on Thursdays; and 8, 9
See RAINS 2A


HUSH!

City Silences Enforcement

Woes For Noise Ordinance


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Let's be quiet! It's after nine
o'clock.
A newly written noise ordinance
in Wauchula prohibits all kinds of
noise from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The ordinance was approved at
first reading at the July 9 Wauchula
City Commission meeting. It will
get the second, and final, hearing at
the Aug. 13 meeting, which begins
at 6 p.m.
City Attorney Cliff Ables told the
commission the ordinance was
rewritten to be more specific as it
had been ruled "unconstitutionally
vague" and a case thrown out.
because of the way it had been
written.
Although it is still a bit subjec-
tive, it is indeed more enforceable,
explained Ables.
Inappropriate or illegal sound
may be noticed by its duration,
intensity and frequency. It is a vio-
lation of this ordinance to make or
continue any "excessive, unneces-
sary, or unreasonable noise which


disturbs the peace, quiet or enjoy-
ment of the neighborhood or resi- '
dence or which would cause dis-
comfort or annoyance to any rea-
sonable person of normal sensitivi-
ties."
Violators can receive a fine of
not more than $500 and/or 90 days
in jail. Each day or time it occurs is
a separate offense. There also could.
be a civil penalty of up to $10,000
for continuing a noise disturbance,
violation of terms of a special per-
mit or waiver or makes false state-
ments when applying for a permit
or waiver.
Noise is any sound which annoys
or disturbs humans or causes an
adverse psychological or physiog
logical, effect on humans, endan-
gers persons or property or ;the
health and safety of animals aud
humans.
It is plainly audible, loud enough
to be heard by the human ear and so
the location and type of noise tan
be readily described. It could be on
public right-of-way, audible across
See HUSH 2A ...


Hardee County Homes


Grow Dim In Brown-Out


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The lights grew dim for thou-
sands of Hardee Countians on Sun-
day night.
It was an odd situation for about
2,500 homes here, as a power "out-
age" struck but not all electricity
was lost. It resulted in an eerie
brown-out in the homes served by
Peace River Electric Cooperative.
"Lightning struck one of our
three phases coming from Progress
Energy, which did not cause a com-
plete loss of power. This means it
was a half-power situation, which
can be a strange thing," cooperative
spokesman Mark Sellers said.
During half-power, lights dim
and appear to be a dull orange.
Appliances may function as if they
are only working at half capacity.
The phenomenon is indeed a rare
occurrence, because it only hap-
pens when one of the phase lines is
damaged. A "phase line" is one of
the industrial-strength wires that
runs from Progress Energy to the
PRECo substation. They act as a


power line to the power plant.
The brown-out dimmed lights,
silenced televisions and challenged
major appliances for about 20 min-
utes, leaving customers perplexed
until they called PRECo's outage
reporting system.
Power was completely turned off
by PRECo after the problem was
discovered, in order to facilitate
repairs. The grid was shut down
from 8:20 p.m. Sunday to 12:50
a.m. Monday.
"We had to wait for Progress
Energy to fix the line on their end
before we could begin repairs on
ours," Sellers said.
Sellers reported that the best
thing people can do during half-
power is to report the situation and
to shut off their breakers to prevent
any damage.
"Customers shouldn't worry
about the half-power situation on
Sunday damaging electrical appli-
ances because it can only really
hurt them over an extended period
of time," he added.


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COURTESY PHOTO BY JERRY CARLTfN
A two-vehicle crash sent two women to the hospital Friday. The four-door sedan (above) an a
minivan collided mid-morning at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Maxwell Road. Members ,ft
Hardee County Fire-Rescue who arrived after the crash speculate, based on location of damages
to each vehicle, that the sedan pulled onto the highway from the side street and into the path of
the van. There was no report available from the Florida Highway Patrol, which said it had no
record of the crash. Therefore, identities of the two drivers remain unknown. The sedan came to,
a final rest at the entrance to Hardee Junior High School and Hilltop Elementary School. .Te
woman driving the van was transported to Florida Hospital Wauchula, while the driver of the cat
was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.


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107th Year, No. 32
3 Sections, 24 Pages


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2A The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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Seminole Electric Cooperative
this week announced that its board
of Trustees has renamed the coop-
erative's gas-fueled generating sta-
tion in west central Florida in honor
of long-time employee and retiring
general manager Richard J.
Midulla.
The Richard J. Midulla
Generating Station (MGS), previ-
busly known as Seminole's Payne
Creek Generating Station, is locat-
ed in Hardee County north of
Wauchula. The station's initial 500
megawatts (MW) of capacity was
put into commercial service in
January 2002. An additional 310
MW of aero-derivative peaking tur-
bines went into commercial service
in January 2007.
Midulla retires from Seminole
this month after nearly 30 years of
service. He joined the cooperative
in 1978 as a project engineer, work-
ing on plans for Seminole's first
generating station in Putnam
County. Midulla was promoted to
vice president, Technical Services,
in 1984 and to senior vice president
in 1995. He was named Seminole's
executive vice president and gener-
al manager in 1996 by the coopera-
tive's board of trustees.
Midulla has served on numerous
state and national industry boards
and committees, including the
boards of the North American
Electric Reliability Council
(NERC), the Florida Electric
Cooperatives Association (FECA),
the Florida Reliability Coordinat-
ing Council (FRCC), the Florida
Electric Power Coordinating Group
(FCG), the Florida Rural Electric



OUi001OUS
Solunar Tables
The schedule of solunar erlods, as printed
below, has been taken trom Mis Richard Alden
Knight's Solunar Tables. Plan your day so that
you will be fishing In good lerrtory or hunting in
good cover during these times.
The major periods begin at the times shown
and last for 1 or 2 hours thereafter. The minor
penodss ae of somewhat shorter durallon.
A.M. P.M
9e a. Pam Mn MA m m aL
0710 Tie. 1:55 8:05 2:15 8:35
07111 Wed. 2:50 9:00 3:15 9:35
07112 Thu. 3:50 10:00 4:10 10:30
07/13 Fri. 4:45 11.:00 5:10 11:30
07/14 Sat 5:45 11:55 6:10 -
07/15 Sun. 6:35 12:20 7"00 12:50
07116 Mon. 7:30 1:20 8:00 1:45
07/17 Tue. 8:25 2:15 8:50 2:35
07118 Wed. 9:10 3:00 9:35 3:20
07119 Thu. 9:55 3:45 10:20 4.05
0720 Fri. 10:40 4:30 11S05 4:50
07M2 Sat. 11:25 5.10 11.50 5:35
07/22 Sun. 5:55 12:10 6:20
07/23 Mon. 12:35 6.35 12-50 7.00


Credit Union, and the Florida Rural
Self-Insured Fund. He is a former
member of the NERC Stakeholders
Committee and has chaired the
National Rural Electric Coopera-
tive Association (NRECA) Envi-
ronmental Task Force and the exec-
utive committees of the FRCC and
the FCG.
Tim Woodbury, former senior
vice president, Strategic Services,
was selected as Midulla's successor
in May 2007. Woodbury has been a
member of the cooperative's execu-
tive staff since 1995.
"Our board's decision to rename
Payne Creek in Rich's honor
reflects Rich's many and significant
contributions to Seminole, its
members, and our industry,"
Woodbury noted. "I am committed
to helping ensure Seminole's con-
tinued success."
Midulla was graduated by-the
University of South Florida with a
B.S. degree in electrical-engineer-
ing. He earned a masters degree in
business administration (MBA)
from the Florida Institute of
Technology. Midulla will continue
to work as a part-time consultant
and leadership trainer for the
NRECA's continuing education
program. He and his wife Sandra
live in Hillsborough County.
Seminole, headquartered in
Tampa, is a non-profit, member-
owned, wholesale energy supplier
to 10 member distribution coopera-
tives. Its members serve nearly
890,000 meters in 46 of Florida's
63 counties, comprising the third
largest electric consumer group in
the state.







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VHardee County Commis-
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Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, JULY 23
VHardee County School
Board, budget workshop, Board
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Wauchula, 5 p.m.

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WEATHER SUMMARY
Rainfall during the week of July 9 15 aided crop growth in many
Panhandle and northern Peninsula areas. Rainfall totaled from a tenth inch
or less in Ft. Pierce, Avalon, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Monticello, to
about three inches or more in Frostproof, Pierson, Sebring, and Lake Alfred.
Temperatures remained hot with the daily averages in the major cities one
to three degrees above normal. Daytime highs were in the 90s while night-
time lows were mostly in the 70s and 80s. Many localities recorded at least
one low in the upper 60s. Due to the scattered nature of the rainfall, many
areas remain dry. Most of the recent rainfall in Jefferson County fell in
southern areas and skipped the agriculture-producing areas in northern parts
of the county.

FIELD CROPS
Peanuts in some parts of Jackson County are in good condition due to
recent rains with yield prospects average. Peanut condition was rated 5 per-
cent very poor, 15 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 15
percent excellent. The digging of green peanuts started in Marion County.
In Santa Rosa County, scattered showers skipped some areas which lowered
yield potentials for cotton and peanuts. In Santa Rosa County, some cotton
showed uneven stands due to delayed emergence caused by earlier dry con-
ditions and the oldest cotton is blooming. In Gadsden County, some corn
yields are expected to be about 95 percent of normal and most hay needs
soaking rains to ensure proper growth for a first cut. Growers have not made
first cuts of hay in Jefferson County due to the slow growth caused by the
dry weather. Rains replenished soil moisture in scattered areas of the
Panhandle, the northern and central Peninsula, and some parts of the south-
ern Peninsula.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 7 10 18 16 25 20
Short 27 15 36 36 28 41
Adequate 65 72 40 47 45 34
Surplus 1 3 6 1 2 5
VEGETABLES
Tomato picking is virtually finished in the Quincy area. Okra harvest-
ing remained active in Dade County. Watermelon harvesting is nearly fin-
ished in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition ranged from
very poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Most pasture were very
poor, providing little forage compared to a normal growing season. Hay
supplies were extremely low and selling livestock has become the manage-
ment practice of choice. A first cutting of hay has not been possible in many
hay fields. Stock pond water levels were very low. In the central areas, pas-
tures were poor to good with most in good condition. In the southwest areas,
pasture condition were very poor to excellent. In Desoto County, pasture
has begun to improve following the start of summer rains. Statewide, cattle
condition ranged from very poor to excellent with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 10
Poor 5 15 15 20
Fair 50 40 55 40
Good 35 40 20 25
Excellent 5 0 5 5
CITRUS
Daily occurrences of thunderstorms and afternoon showers developed
across the citrus-producing areas this week. Three inches of rain fel ''iWfie
center of the State, while other areas recorded amounts between less than
one tenth of an inch to two inches. Lakes, ponds, and general water reser-
voirs are getting back to normal levels. Some water restrictions were eased
due to the recent rains. High temperatures reached the mid to high 90s in all
areas with the highest recording in Lake Alfred at 97 degrees. Cultural prac-
tices included fertilizing, applications of summer oils, copper spraying, and
resetting of young trees. Trees continue to make good progress, with some
new growth due to recent tropical weather. The new fruit is siziRg well
across the State and growers have a positive outlook for next year's crop.



HUSH
Continued From 1A


property lines or in other units of a
multi-family dwelling.
It could be a motor vehicle (car,
truck, semi, camper, go-cart), a
motorcycle, an animal, musical



RAINS
Continued From 1A
and locations without a discernible
address, Fridays.
Lawn or yard irrigation should be
done before 10 a.m. and after 4
p.m., although the preferred hour is
before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. to
avoid loss of the watering's effect
by dehydration and heat of the day.
Car washing is limited to once
per week. Fountains and other aes-
thetic-only water features may only
operate eight hours per day. Hand
watering is permissible on non-
lawn landscape areas, such as
flower beds.
Water resources in west-central
Florida follow a cycle. About 60
percent of its annual rainfall is
received from June to September,
which fill up the water resources,
which decline over the eight-month
dry season until the next rainy sea-
son.
So far, summer rainfall has been
nowhere near enough to restore
resources If by October there are
still lower than normal water levels,
a normal dry season will result in a
more serious water supply concern.
"We could end up in a situation
as serious or worse than the historic
2000-2001 drought," said Kins-
man.
The weekly aquifer resource
report for the south counties of
Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte, High-
lands, Manatee and Sarasota shows
levels 2.73 below the normal range.
Rainfall since January is 7.64 inch-
es below the historic average for
this area.
For more information, or to
report a possible violation of water
restrictions, e-mail water.restric-
tions@watermatters.org, or call the
water restriction hotline at 8-800-
423-1476, ext 4498 or


instrument, or maintenance equip-
ment.
There are 13 specific prohibi-
tions listed, starting with radios,
televisions, stereos, musical instru-
ments, compact disc players and
sound amplifiers which should not
be heard 100 feet or more away.
Another area is construction
equipment, vehicle repair or test-
ing, landscape maintenance and air-
blowing equipment, and portable
mechanical equipment such as a
power saw, sander, drill or grinder
which are all prohibited after 9 p.m.
or before 6 a.m.
Engine mufflers, drums, cymbals
and loudspeakers, and animals or
birds which "howl, bark, meow,
squawk or make other noise plainly
audible across a residential or com-
mercial property line and continue
for five minutes or intermittently
for 15 minutes.
It is illegal to use a skateboard
ramp or similar device and make
noise on it between 9 p.m. and 6
a.m. Places of public entertainment
shall not allow noise from sound
amplifiers, musical equipment or
radios/stereos to create a plainly
audible disturbance.
Finally, it is a violation to use a
bell or siren similar to those used
on emergency vehicles or allow a
building or vehicular burglar
alarms sound in excess of 15 min-
utes.
Like any ordinance, there are
exceptions, even including an ani-
mal making noise warning of dan-
ger, emergency alerts, construction
noise and agricultural equipment,
between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., rail-
roads, aircraft, mosquito control
equipment, non-amplified crowd
noise from planned student, gov-
ernmental or community groups or
sporting events, and work in a pub-
lic right-of-way authorized by the
city or state.
Permits or waivers can be grant-
ed by the City Manager's office and
must be renewed regularly and usu-
ally if for an activity or operation
that is of temporary duration and
there is no reasonable alternative
available.


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Allmon appeared intoxicated,
and was partially clothed, he said.
Bridges asked her to dress so that
he could speak with her in refer-
ence to the child's claim, but
Allmon refused to comply, began
screaming and tried to flee, Scheel
alleged.
As Bridges tried to arrest her,
Allmon broke loose and began
swinging her arm at the officer, a
handcuff dangling from one wrist.
As she fought the officers and
swung the handcuff toward them,
Bridges put his TASER in direct-
stun mode, and tried to make con-
tact with her skin.
Two such stun attempts failed to
meet with her skin for the full five-
second shock.
Finally, the officers subdued the
fighting woman and took her to the
Hardee County Jail, where she
remains without bond.
The child, who has turned 12
since the date of the incident, told
police that the trouble began when
she asked Allmon, who had spent
the night at the house, to put some
clothes on as her 6-year-old brother
was in the house.
Allmon reacted violently, the
child alleged, holding the girl down
in the chair where she was sitting,
standing over her and then pulling
her hair and hitting her in the face.
She cussed at the child and said
she was "40 years old and was not
going to take (expletive) from a 12-
year-old," Scheel said the officer's
report described.
The girl said she attempted to
defend herself, at one point striking
Allmon in the nose. Allmon bled on


the child, and "intentionally wiped
blood all over" the girl's clothing,
Bridges alleged.
The father told police that
Allmon did not live at his residence
and, further, that she had no per-
mission to discipline his children.
Tuesday's court date is for a pre-
trial hearing. Plea negotiations with
the prosecution, however, have
already begun.


CHURCH DONATIONS
Faith Temple Church of
God advises it has canceled
its Back-To-School Bash that
had been planned for Aug. 11.
Last week, the church had
put out a call via this newspa-
per for donations to assist
with the party.'Donations are
no longer necessary.

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not just our goal. If you
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SUBSCRIPTIONS:
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6 months $16; I yr. $28; 2 yrs. $54
Florida
6 months $20; I yr. $37; 2 yrs. $72
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counties."
Albritton said this will be a "year
of transition." He said the county is
okay on landfill expansion permit-
ting. He said the three percent
reduction in the rollback rate,
which raises the same amount of
taxes as the previous year's millage
levy, amounts to less than
$400,000.
Albritton said the new budget is
marked by less cash forward, fewer
grants, and less gasoline tax money.
He noted about 69 percent of the ad
valorem taxes go to fine and forfei-
ture, which includes the sheriff's
office and courts.
This is the third year of the
assessment suit against the county
property appraiser by Vandolah
power company which contends
the assessment on its plant is too
high. The value in dispute results in
a tax levy of about $450,000 a year.
This money appears in the budget
but is not spent. The case has yet to
go to trial.
Fire control is $2.8 million. The
Wauchula Hills enterprise fund is
$7.2 million. The solid waste bud-
get is $5 million, with 50 percent
for landfill closure, 33 percent for
the landfill and 11 percent for debt.
The baler at the landfill may be
closed. It is hard to get the bales
moved up the hill, and the new
baler has not worked well, said
Bryant, who noted that baling
helped extend the life of the landfill
about 10 years.
The commissioners are con-
cerned about a constitutional
amendment issue that is set for the
Jan. 29 presidential primary elec-
tion in Florida. If the amendment
passes, further severe budget cuts
would result, they said.
Commissioner Gordon Norris
noted paving money is cut a lot
from the new budget.
Albritton said 15 positions have
been eliminated from the county
budget. Four were never filled,
including assistant county manager
and engineer. "We are not planning
any layoffs. They have been han-
dled through attrition the past two
years."
The county has 33 executive jobs
and 180.5 regular positions, for a
total of about 214. County employ-
ees will not get a raise this coming
year, but county commissioners
will get a small raise which is set by
the state.
Albritton said year after next,
unless exceptions are made, the
county will lose some state small
county road grants because thie leg-
islature is forcing the county to
levy less than eight mills of taxes
this coming year.

SHERIFF
The proposed new sheriff's bud-
get, prepared in May, would have
been $8.248 million, compared
with a current budget of $7.087
million.
The sheriff planned to hire two
more deputies ($196,000jincluding
uniforms, cars and equipment) and
buy six new cars ($150,000).
Sheriff Loran Cogburn said 12 new
cars would be needed in the follow-
ing budget year, with the planned
six cars for 2007-08 cut.
Other cuts in the new budget are
raises, $171,000, and no extra dis-
patchers by no longer transferring
fire/EMS calls, saving $190,000.
The sheriff has to pay for school
crossing guards, and there is man-
dated but unfunded courthouse
security.
Albritton said the $200,000 in
projected federal inmate money
from the jail can likely be raised to
$600,000 to $700,000. As of June
25 jail rental space at the Hardee
Jail had brought in $683,000 since
Oct. 1, 2006. This week the jail had
26 federal prisoners and 20 for
DeSoto. These rented beds bring in
$50 a day per prisoner.
Glades County recently built a
440-bed jail. Sheriff Cogburn said








Reserve Football
Tickets Soon
Season and reserved tickets
for Hardee Wildcat football
games are available now. The
regular season begins Friday,
Aug. 31, at home against North
Fort Myers and continues
through Nov. 9, when Hardee


plays at Ridge.
See Coach Jerry Kapusta at
the. Adult Education Center on
West Main Street in Wauchula
or call him at 773-3173. He has
Wildcat caps at $10 each, two
for $15. Hats are also available
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there has been an average of 30
federal prisoners. "We expect
$800,000 to $900,000 in bed rental
funds," said Cogburn. Col. Arnold
Lanier said the Hardee Jail aver-
ages 20 to 40 with as high as 60'
federal inmates, mostly drug cases
from the Tampa district.
There is $5,000 overtime in the
sheriff's budget. Bryant noted there
is $8,000 overtime in the county's
animal control budget, not part of
the sheriff's budget.
The sheriff wants to expand the
jail so more beds could be rented.
The jail expansion would cost
about $3 million, plus another $4
million needs to be spent on jail
upgrades and maintenance.
The jail now has 172 beds. The
jail expansion would add 72 beds
and required only five more jail
employees.
Bryant said the sheriff is doing a
good job of keeping overtime
down.
"We use comp time," said
Cogburn.
Cogburn said the jail has been
renting beds for 11 years. He said
they try to get 100,000 miles out of
patrol cars and '150,000 miles out of
Expeditions.
The number of prisoners has
shown a slight downward trend in
recent months.
It now costs the county commis-
sion $64,000 a year for two people
to do courthouse security, they are
unarmed civilian employees. If the
sheriff is required to guard the
courthouse, it would require three
armed employees and cost
$191,000.

SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS
The current and proposed budget
is $306,442. There will be an elec-
tion on Jan. 29 and a primary and
general election in 2008. The Jan.
29 election would cost $23,760.
Salaries for elections are $12,500
for each.


MISCELLANEOUS
SCRAP road projects are under
the Small County Rural Assistance
Program. SCOP road projects are
Small County Outreach Programs,
requiring a 25 percent local matcli.
Hardee is a "fiscally constrained
county" and a "rural area of critical
concern," said Albritton.
Health insurance costs are up six
percent and fuel costs up 40 per-
cent.
Locked-in road projects are
Florida Avenue from Hwy. 64 to
Carlton, a SCOP project; College
Hill, a SCRAP project; and Steve
Roberts Special, a SCRAP project.
Dansby Road, a SCRAP project, is
in the budget along with Goose
Pond Road.

HEALTH INSURANCE
The county's health insurance
plan is with Blue Cross Blue
Shield. The county pays all of the
employee premium, which is
$6,626 a year.
For employee and spouse, the
county pays $209.54 a month and
the employee $520.59 a month. For
employee and children, the county
pays $250 a month and the employ-
ee, $216.57. For family coverage,
the county pays $383.12 and the
employee, $654.04.

CLERK OF COURT
The current budget is $434,906,
and the proposed budget is
$434,900.
"Our fees were up $15,000, up
three percent. We have not charged
costs to the independent board,"
said clerk of court Hugh Bradley.

LEGAL SERVICES
Projected spending this year is
$62,500. The current budget is
$139,000, and the proposed budget
is $105,500. The hourly billing is
$50.

COUNTY COMMISSION
The adopted budget is
$1,006,259, and the proposed bud-
get is $759,332. Less the Vandolah
entry of $495,000, the proposed
budget is $264,332.

HUMAN RESOURCES
The current budget is $141,404,
and the proposed budget is
$117,540.

PURCHASING
The current budget is $243,274,
and proposed budget is $240,430.

COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT


The budget will go from
$130,349 down to $83,039.

MANAGEMENT AND
BUDGET
The current budget of $280,313
will go to $223,357 for next year.

PLANNING AND ZONING
The current budget is $180,318
with projected spending at
$190,025, with a proposed budget
of $237,736.
More county budget information
will be published next week.


HOPE of Hardee director Ann
Martin describes work of her PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
agency to help the elderly. Sheriff Loran Cogburn, finance director Donna McCleskey and Sheriff's Col. Arnold Lanier attend
county budget meeting July 16.


Hardee Chamber of Commerce President Jama Abbott intro. Hardee County budget director Janice Williamson and Hardee
duces new chamber executive director Casey Prescott, who Fire/EMS Chief Mike Choate review proposed budgets.
begins new job July 30. Prescott has been an aide for U.S. Rep.
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Obituaries


JOY B. HILTON
Joy B. Hilton, 77, of Dundee,
died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at
Heart of Florida Regional Medical
Center in Davenport.
Born in Bowling Green on
March 12, 1930. She moved to
Dundee in 1960. She was a member
of Dundee Baptist Church and the
founder/co-owner of Family
Fashion Outlet in Dundee.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Henry Reavis Hilton,
daughter Suellen Hilton and son
Bryan Hilton.
Survivors include one son, Jon
L. Hilton of Colleyville, Texas; one
daughter, Rea Hilton of Winter
Haven; four grandchildren, Joy
Holton, Leslie Hilton, Eric Hilton
and Elinor Hilton; and great-grand-
daughter, Josey Grace Holton.
Visitation was Tuesday, July 17
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Wednesday,
July 18 at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with interment to follow at 2
p.m. at Bowling Green Cemetery.
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ARGYRIOS "ARCHIE"
ROUSSOS
Argyrios "Archie" Roussos,
48, of Fort Meade, died Wednes-
day, July 11, 2007, in Lakeland.
He was born Oct. 27, 1958, in
Rhodes, Greece, and came to the
United States at the age of 12. He
had been a resident of Fort
Meade for one year, coming from
Frostproof. He was of the Greek
Orthodox faith and owner of
Gloria's Restaurant in Bowling
Green.
Survivors include his wife,
Gloria Roussos of Fort Meade;
father, Emmanuel Roussos of
Greece; two sons, Emmanuel,
George and Tony Roussos, all of
Fort Meade; sisters, Tania
Moshou and husband Ted and
Anna Leodokis and husband
Nick, all of Fort Meade; mother-
in-law and father-in-law, Anna
and George Hirakis of Greece;
brother-in-law, Markos Hirakis
and wife Lisa of Winter Haven;
sisters-in-law, Angie Roussos
and husband Archie, and Marina
Manaroulas and husband Manny,
all of Greece; and nieces and
nephews.
Services were held at 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 at St. Sophia
Greek Orthodox Church in
Winter Haven, with burial in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Lakeland
Regional Cancer Center, c/o
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center Foundation, P.O. Box
95448, Lakeland, FL 33804.



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ARGYRIOS "ARCHIE"
ROUSSOS
Argyrios "Archie" Roussos, 48,
of Fort Meade, died Wednesday,
July 11, 2007, in Lakeland.
He was born Oct. 27, 1958, in
Rhodes, Greece, and came to the
'United States at the age of 12. He
had been a resident of Fort Meade
for one year, coming from
-Frostproof. He was of the Greek
Orthodox faith and owner of
Gloria's Restaurant in Bowling
Green.
Survivors include his wife,
Gloria Roussos of Fort Meade;
father, Emmanuel Roussos of
Greece; sons, Emmanuel, George
and Tony Roussos, all of Fort
Meade; sisters, Tania Moshou and
husband Ted and Anna Leodokis
and husband Nick, all of Fort
Meade; mother-in-law and father-
in-law, Anna and George Hirakis of
Greece; brother-in-law, Markos
Hirakis and wife Lisa of Winter
Haven; sisters-in-law, Angie
Roussos and husband Archie, and
Marina Manaroulas and husband
Manny, all of Greece; and nieces
and nephews.
Services were held at 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 at St. Sophia
Greek Orthodox Church in Winter
Haven, with burial in Bowling
Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Lakeland
Regional Cancer Center, c/o
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Foundation, P.O. Box 95448,
Lakeland, FL 33804.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


JOSE LUIS VELA
Jose Luis Vela, 41, died Monday,
July 9, 2007.
He was born Feb. 12, 1966, in
Matamoros Tamps, Mexico.
He is survived by his wife,
Amparo; two sons, Jose G. Vela
and Jesus Vela; two daughters,
Manuela Vela and Alejandra Vela;
one grandson, Joshua Vela; two
brothers, Jesus Vela and Secundino
Vela; and eight sisters, Mariade
Jesus Perez, Erlinda Melendez, San
Juana Avila, Mari G. Martinez,
Norma P. Vela, Cleotille Vela,
Anjelica Leos and Leticia Vela.
Services were held at Brant
Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July
14, 2007.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



ETTA FAYE MOYE
JOHNSON
Etta Faye Moye Johnson, 68,
. lifetime resident of Hardee County,
died Monday, July 16, 2007, in
Winter Haven.
She was born Jan. 15, 1939 in
Wauchula. She was a homemaker, a
member of Fort Green Baptist
Church, and a Hardee High School
graduate.
Survivors include a daughter,
Esther Faye Bragg and husband
Bobby Ray of Wauchula; brother,
William McKinley "Mac" Moye of
Wauchula; sister, Carolyn Joyce
Coker of Wauchula; and two grand-
children, Tyler Houston Bragg and
Aubrey LilyAnn Bragg.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at Fort Green
Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian
Laker officiating. Visitation was
10-11 a.m. Burial was in Fort
Green Methodist Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 140.00-185.00
300-400 lbs., 120.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs., 104.00-128.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 117.50-160.00;
300-400 lbs., 107.00-130.00; and
400-500 lbs., 93.00-116.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-50.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-67.50.


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ETTA FAYE MOYE
JOHNSON
Etta Faye Moye Johnson, 68,
lifetime resident of Hardee
County, died Monday, July 16,
2007, in Winter Haven.
She was born Jan. 15, 1939 in
Wauchula. She was a homemak-
er, a member of Fort Green
Baptist Church, and a Hardee
High School graduate.
Survivors include a daughter,
Esther Faye Bragg and husband
Bobby Ray of Wauchula; brother,
William McKinley "Mac" Moye
of Wauchula; sister, Carolyn
Joyce Coker of Wauchula; and
grandchildren, Tyler Houston
Bragg and Aubrey LilyAnn
Bragg.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at Fort Green
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Brian Laker officiating. Visita-
tion was 10-11 a.m. Burial was in
Fort Green Methodist Cemetery.



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ABOUT ...
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Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
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A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
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Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
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immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
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children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
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If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


COTTAGE CHEESE
The wouis danced out of her mouth: "Mama and Grandma are number
one, Jesus is number two and cottage cheese is number three." While fuel-
ing herself with the white milky curds, 11-year-old Sharnae shared her phi-
losophy of life.
Immediately her brother, Robert, protested, "Cottage cheese can't be
number three!" His choice for number three?: It had to be family. He did
concede that cottage cheese could rank fourth in her life.
I protest, too.
For the record, I place Jesus as number one. But cottage cheese as the
number three priority in life or even number four? No way! That slot should
be for pizza.
Or nachos, or barbecue chicken, or your favorite food.
Let's be real. I love good food; you love good food. But, we need to
move it down the list.
The Bible talks often about food, with one of the more peculiar refer-
ences being the diet of John the Baptist. He subsisted on locusts and wild
honey. That's it. According to Jesus, there was no greater man than John
the Baptist. Yet, did he eat a great man's diet?
The Bible has these diet-adjusting, tasty words: "I will praise God as'
long as I live, and in God's name I will lift my hands. My soul will be sat-
isfied as with the richest foods."
Praising God, that was John's diet for a great man.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan who
holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-year apprentice-
ship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. His favorite Bible verse
comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we write that our joy may be com-
plete." His column is published in nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.'






FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended July 9, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,096 compared
to closed last week and 12,095 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 higher, feeder steers and
heifers were 2.00 to 4.00 higher.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular and zoning
meeting today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a
synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public interest. Times are
approximate except for advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearings. Four requests may be post-
poned as they were not heard by the Planning and Zoning Board earlier this
month as it did not have a quorum.
Discussion of recent Fire Assessment Study, 8:45 a.m.
Ordinance to establish the Torrey Groves Community
Development District, 9:30 a.m.
Discuss Comp Plan Policy LI.12 on transferring property, 10 a.m.
Amended county rules and regulations tor personnel, 10:30 a.m.'
This agenda is provided as a public service of The' Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
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Well, softball and baseball are the biggest topics around here of late.'
A pair of high school sophs have had the wonderful experience of play-
ing world class softball. Chelsey Steedley and Kristina Garcia, both 15 and
both players on the Hardee varsity last season, played off-season ball with
the Sebring Storm, which advanced to the ISA World Series in Myrtle
Beach, S. C. recently. They were doing fine until, as a solid B level'team,
they came up against a trio of A teams at the end. Coach Mickey Pack said
Steedley scored the most runs for her team and expressed appreciation for
the contributions of both girls.

At a closer range, Hardee All-Star teams have been in state competi-
tion. Two teams just missed going to state and four others have finished
their state runs. The Dixie Belles and Angels represented Hardee in the girls
state competition in Sneads, while the boys Majors and Dixie Boys went to
Okeechobee for their state playoffs.
Hardee teams are competitive, whether at the local, district or state
level and we congratulate them all for their efforts.

Women's and Men's softball leagues are still playing two nights a
week, getting most games in. Wauchula First Methodist seems to have a
lock on the regular season championship for the Women's Church Softball
League.
There are two divisions in the Men's Community Softball League.
Merrill Lynch is leading Division I, while The Krew is undefeated and at
the op of Division II.

Football season is fast approaching. The final weekend of signups for
players and cheerleaders, (ages 5 to 15 before Aug. 1) is this weekend.
Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon on the field off West
Main Street behind the old junior high gym. If your child wants to play in
this year's Youth Football League, this is the last chance for signups.
On the high school level, varsity football's pre-season game is Aug. 24
at Auburndale. The first regular season home game is Aug. 31 against North
Fort Myers. Coach Jerry Kapusta has season tickets and reserve seats.
Contact him at the Adult Education Office on West Main Street or call him
at 773-3173.
Both Kapusta and Hanchey's Carpets on East Main Street have Wildcat
caps available. They are $10 for one, $15 for two.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. News will be
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 07CA-298
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUI-
TY,, INC.,
Plaintiff
V.
MARY G. ROUNDTREE, a single
woman; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARY G. ROUNDTREE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, Department of
Treasury-Internal Revenue Service;
GREAT SENECA FINANCIAL CORP., a
Maryland corporation; FORD MOTOR
CREDIT COMPANY; TENANT #1;
TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose on the following
real property In Hardee County,
Florida:
Lot 3, Block 8, MAGNOLIA
MANOR, A SUBDIVISION
OF SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA AS PER RECORD-
ED PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 23,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
has been filed against you in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses to the
Complaint, if any, to Gregory A.
Sanoba, Esq., 114 E. Edgewood Drive,
Lakeland, FL 33803, on or before
August 17, 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.
DATE: July 13, 2007
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate In this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court
Administrator (863) 534-4690 within
two working days of your receipt of
this Notice. If you are hearing or voice
impaired, Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
7:19,26c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP000075
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARIA CYNTHIA PARSONS /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Maria Cynthia Parsons, deceased,
whose date of death was May 11,
2007; Is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
252007CP000075; the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and* persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is July 12, 2007.


Melissa Jane Armstrong
Personal Representative
9449 Ramblewood Drive
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
DANIEL D. MOODY
l)rida Bar No. 0508209
Moody Lqw, PA.
575 N. Broadway
Post Office Box 266
Bartow, FL 33830
Telephone: 863-533-9090
Facsimile: 863-534-1001
Attorney for Personal Representative
7:12,19c


The football stadium with the
largest seating capacity is the
Pontiac Silverdome, home of the
Detroit Lions. The stadium holds
80,368 fans.


Franklin County on Monday
evening to bring Hardee home. A
six-inning rally in the fifth inning
temporarily gave Hardee an 8-4


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee Dixie Boys team is getting good at collecting trophies. In above photo (kneeling, from
left) are Brandon Holton, Murrell Winter, Caleb Reas, Justin Knight, Malik Tatis and Dawson
Crawford; in back are Dillon Rabon, Jake Mayer, Wintz Terrell, Scott Donaldson, Lincoln Saunders
and Kalan Royal; missing from the photo are their coaches Brian Knight, Van Crawford and Dane
Terrell.


4 All-Star Teams Do Their Best


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four boys and girls Dixie All-
Star teams traveled varying dis-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252007CP78
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WALLACE LEWIS SIMPSON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate c
WALLACE LEWIS SIMPSON
deceased, File Number 252007CP7E
is pending in the Circuit Court fo
Hardee County, Florida, Probat
Division, the address of which Is Poe
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florid
33873. The name and address of th
Personal Representative and th
Personal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent an,
other persons having claims c
demands against decedent's .estate
including unmatured, contingent c
unliquidated claims, on whom a cop
of this notice is served must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THI
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTEI
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRT
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE 01
THEM.
All other creditors of the deceder
and persons having claims c
demands against the decedent'
estate including unmatured, contir
gent or unliquidated claims, must fil
their claims with this court WITHII
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATI
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION 0
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WIL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication c
this Notice is July 12, 2007.
GILBERT SIMPSOI
Personal Representativ
438 East Price Creek Roa
Jasper, GA 3014
(706) 692-901
Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVER, PA.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Attorney for Personal Representative
7:12,19
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000075
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIA CYNTHIA PARSONS
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate o
Maria Cynthia Parsons, deceased
File Number 252007CP000075, is
pending in the Circuit Court fo
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Pos
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FI
33873. The estate is intestate. The
names and addresses of the persona
representative and the personal rep
resentative's attorney are set fortt
below.
All interested persons on whom
copy of this Notice of Administratior
is served must file any objections tha
challenge the qualifications of the per
sonal representative, venue, or juris.
diction of this Court, by filing a peti
tion or other pleading requesting
relief with this Court, in accordance
with the Florida Probate Rules, WITH.
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

Melissa Jane Armstrong
Personal Representative
9449 Ramblewood Drive
Zolfo Springs, FL 3389C
DANIEL D. MOODY
Florida Bar No. 0508209
Moody Law, PA.
575 N. Broadway
Post Office Box 266
Bartow, FL 33830
Telephone: 863-533-9090
Facsimile: 863-534-1001
Attorney for Personal Representative
7:12-19c


tances to challenge opponents in
the recent state tournaments.
All four had advanced to the state
playoffs after taking the district
championship in the case of the
girls, or the district champion/run-
ner-up slot in the boys division.

GIRLS TEAMS
Both girls teams traveled to
Sneads to play in their state games.
The 'littlest ones representing
Hardee were the Dixie girls Angels.
The team, which included Hailey
Andrews, Arissa Camel, Brooke
Dixon, Brea Farrer, Caryssa John-
son, Tara McNabb, Tiffany Owens,
Gemi Saunders, Meagan Shivers,
Alyssa Tatum, Dana Terrell and
Alex Ullrich were coached by Dale
Crawford, Keith McNabb and
Donald Tatum.
The oldest girls team was the
Belles, with Caitlin Chason, Court-
ney Chason, Kristina Garcia,
Sabrina Hernandez, Kate Krause,
Haley Marshall, Amanda McNabb,
Summer Palmer, Elvira Servin,
Marisa Shivers and Heather St.
John, coached by Jim Faulkner,
Alan Hines and Johnny Shivers.

BOYS TEAMS
Both boys squads went to
Okebchobee daily, for their state
playoffs.
Representing the Dixie Majors
were Jacob Altman, John Michael
Chason, Cody Dean, Justin
Forrester, Matthew Grace, Mason
Gough, Vince Grimsley, Kris John-
son, Colton Mills, Luke Palmer,
Kramer Royal and Luke Winter.
They wae coached by Todd Bolin,
Frank Johnson and West Palmer.
In the Dixie Boys division (ages
13-14), players were Dawson
Crawford, Scott Donaldson, Bran-
don Holton, Justin Knight, Jake
Mayer, Dillon Rabon, Caleb Reas,
Kalan Royal, Lincoln Saunders,
Malik Tatis, Wintz Terrell and
Murrell Winter, coached by Van
Crawford, Brian Knight and Dane
Terrell.

DIXIE BOYS GAMES
The Dixie Boys played four
games during their streak through
the state playoffs against teams
such as Bartow, East Lakeland,
Fort Meade, NE Winter Haven,
Poinciana, Mulberry and Wahneta.
In the first game on July 7,
.Hardee lost to Poinciana 11-2. A
great running catch by Mayer as he
fell over the fence and still held on
to the ball for the final Poinciana
out kept the team from' getting
additional runs. Hardee's first score
came onla Mayer solo homer in the
first inning. In the third inning Tatis
led off with a double and went to
third on a Mayer single. A
Donaldson sacrifice brought Tatis
home with the second tally for
Hardee.


I The July 8 game proved to be a
S marathon, with Hardee beating
h Wahneta 19-14. Holton made a
leaping catch in left field to hold
n Wahneta off. Saunders, Tatis and
t Royal sharing mound duties.
Hardee scored in the second, third,
fourth, fifth and seventh innings,
putting pressure on the Wahneta
defense. Knight and Royal each put
three runs on the board. Mayer,
Tatis, Donaldson, Terrell, Crawford
and Rabon added two apiece.
The July 9 game was a 16-2
romp over NE Winter Haven
behind the pitching of Holton.
Hardee strung scoring together,
four runs in the second frame, four
in the third and eight in the fourth,
when Saunders capped it with a
three-RBI double.
Poinciana had lost to Bartow to
drop down to the loser's bracket,
forcing Hardee to square off again.
Again Poinciana took the measure
of Hardee, winning 8-3. Donald-
son and Royal scored in the second
stanza and Tatis came home in the
third on a hit by Saunders and sac-
rifice by Donaldson.


MAJORS GAMES
The last team alive for Hardee
was the Majors, which did not play
until July 14.
In its opening game on Saturday,
Hardee lost 11-1 to Holmes
County, one of the premier teams.
Others were Spring Hill, Liberty
County, South Lake, Malone,
Chipley, East Lakeland, Franklin
County, Wewahitchka and Avon
Park. Altman scored in the fourth
inning. He walked, advanced on a
Royal sacrifice and raced home on
a Grimsley double.
Hardee had a thrilling 4-3 win
over Wewahitchka on July 15. Two
Hardee plays kept Wewahitchka
.runners from scoring. In the first
shortstop Altman fielded a bases-
loaded grounder and cut down the
runner coming home with a strong
throw to Palmer.
Again, in the fifth, right fielder
Chason's peg to the plate cut down
the opposing runner. Johnson was
named player of the game for his
strong pitching performance. Alt-
man doubled and scored in the first
inning on a Royal hit. Palmer sin-
gled and Grimsley doubled and
both raced home on a Dean hit in
the fourth inning. Palmer walked
and came home on errors in the
sixth inning with the game-winner.
It was an equally thrilling game,
Monday night, but a 9-8 loss to


advantage, but Franklin County
came back with a pair of scores in
the fifth and again in the sixth
inning for the victory.


CAMELS, ELEPHANTS & UNICORNS
When I went to vet school we studied the five major species, which
were the dog, cat, horse, cow and pig. Frankly I can't remember being
exposed to any other animals during that time.
I think everyone is aware there are wild animals, also known as the
exotic species. As a matter of fact we have two animal refuges right here in
Hardee County so these animals aren't considered all that rare anymore.
However, I thought it might be interesting to review just a few of the
species I have treated in the practice of veterinary medicine over the years.
One time I was called to draw blood on some camels that were sched-
uled to be shipped from Sarasota County I didn't realize camels were such
contrary critters because when we arrive to do something like that we don't
have a clue about the animals or their nature. That was especially true when
I was standing on a ladder sticking a needle into the neck of a hostile eight-
foot-tall camel.
On another occasion I was called to do a postmortem on an elephant. I
found how thick and tough their hide is because when I attempted to cut
from the outside, the edge of my knife was gone pretty quick because the
hide had ground it off. I learned when I was posting an elephant, I needed
to cut from the inside out, which is quite an achievement because the
abdomen of an elephant is up to five feet wide.
The elephant had died from what we call in dairy cows, acute
clostriduial endo toxemia. When a cow, or an elephant in this case, is fed
too much high carbohydrate grain, it produces endotoxins in the blood
causing sudden death.
When we were in Bradenton there were two occasions when we were
asked to capture an escaped rhinoceros. We managed to tranquilize him
with a dart gun and got him under control both times. However, rhinos are
known to be extremely aggressive and unpredictable so when he escaped
for the third time he had to be shot because it was just too much of a lia-
bility for the owners.
One of my most interesting trips was when I was called to Ringling
Brothers Circus to examine a sick camel. It was the year Ringling Brothers
was trying to deal with a controversy about Unicorns. When I arrived that
particular night there stood two Angora goats with a single horn growing
right out of front of their heads.
It was pretty obvious the horns had been surgically created, which
meant they took the horns on one side and did a sliding graft to the middle
of the head, or they split both button horns of young goats and pulled them
to the middle of the head. The result was two goats with the appearance of
having a horn growing out of the middle of their foreheads.
The whole promotion and advertisements for Ringling Barnum &
Bailey Circus that year was about the Unicorns. Of course after the first few,
shows in Florida, the thing hit the press, and the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals got involved, and it created an international contro-
versy. The Unicorns quietly disappeared after only three shows, but I did
get to seen Unicorns up close, and it was also quite an experience to get
behind the curtain at the circus.
Next week I'll tell you about the only exotic species I ever balked at
treating because it was a boa constrictor that was not only considerably big-
ger than I was, but he hadn't eaten in six months.



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July 4th Celebration At Pioneer Park

Included Karaoke, Food, Slides, Fireworks


available from Poppin Don's.
The Church of God of the First
Born provided Mexican food, and
Joe Staton operated a snow cone
and hot dog stand.


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
Strains of music from the
karaoke stage drifted across cloudy
skies July 4 during the Independ-


ence Day Celebration at Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs.
"We started at about 1:30, and
we've had a pretty steady line of
.people," Robin O'Neal said.


O'Neal and his wife Sunnie, of
Western Pleasure Karaoke, provid-
ed karaoke equipment and services
for donations during the celebra-
tion.
Although storms passed through
early in the afternoon and more
threatened, there was plenty of
cover, and those who chose to get
wet on the water slides had no
problem with the water falling from
the sky.
Alongside the karaoke stage,
Ken Weis offered pizza and snacks
to hungry patrons, while children's
activities such as a water balloon
toss and three-legged race were
conducted nearby.
An entire row of moonwalk
water slides were provided by The
Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners, and Celebration
Church members volunteered to
oversee safety issues and gave out
red, white and blue bracelets,
candy, and provided face-painting.
Other vendors included the
Merchants and'the Bodifords, who
provided hamburgers, hot dogs and
drinks. Homemade ice cream was


Kayla Patterson (right) and Elaina
water slide together.


Ginny Castle provided a pro-
fessional-sounding rendition
of "I'm gonna hate myself in
the morning. "


Carmen Delgado (right) and Omar Hurtado won first place in
one of the water balloon tosses.


Wilma Hensley shows her patriotic spirit with an American flag.


Alexis Woods was one of the first in line to have her face paint-
ed by volunteers from Celebration Church.


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The Hardee County Planning and Zoning Board
meeting as the Local Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING
on Thursday, August 02, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
for Ordinance No. 2007-11
HARDEE COUNTY
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
(Land Development Regulations)
and to offer a recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners for the adoption of Ordinance No. 2007-11
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida repealing Ordinance No.
1996-02, as amended providing for severability, for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and providing for an effective date.
Copies of the proposed changes to the ULDC may be secured from the Hardee
County Planning Department, 11. South 9th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday-Friday. This is a'
Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make,special
arrangements for the PIZ Board public hearing should contact the Planning and
Development Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South Ninth
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be
heard at the public hearings. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be
recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the Public Hearing
will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter.
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


With images of
on into the airport.


FEAR OF FLYING
9/11 vivid in my mind, I courageously followed Kyle
People swarmed around us and security was heavy.


Mosaic Lauded By VFW

As Employer Of The Year


The Mosaic Company was re-
cently presented with the Employer
of the Year Award from the
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
on both a state and national level.
The awards were given based on
Mosaic's military-friendly policies
and procedures, including the hir-
ing, training and recruiting of
Armed Services employees. They
were presented to Mosaic officials
at ceremonies in Jacksonville on
June 14.
To accommodate its employees
who are deployed during time of
war, Mosaic developed a compre-
hensive military leave policy that
includes provisions to maintain an
employee's civilian base salary for
a period of up to two years when
called into active military service.
Mosaic developed this policy to
eliminate the financial hardships
many military families face in addi-
tion to struggling with their loved
ones being away.
Mosaic was nominated for both
the state and national awards by
Bartow VFW Commander James
Slaughter, Mosaic employee and
Korean War veteran.
"Mosaic works right along side
the VFW to make a positive local
impact, and to meet the needs of
veterans and the communities
where we operate. As a large


employer, Mosaic's military poli-
cies benefit all employees on active
reserve duty and their families -
giving them financial support, job
security and peace of mind," said
Slaughter.
"Developing policies specifically
designed to support our veterans
and military personnel is very
important to us," said Gary N. "Bo"
Davis, vice president of Mosaic's
Florida-based phosphate opera-
tions, who was in attendance to
receive the award. "We are honored
to receive this recognition and,
more importantly, to have so many
dedicated veteran employees
among our staff."
The Mosaic Company is one of
the world's leading producers and
marketers of concentrated phos-
phate and potash crop nutrients.
For the global agriculture industry,
Mosaic is a single source of phos-
phates, potash, nitrogen fertilizers
and feed ingredients. More infor-
mation on the company is available
at www.mosaicco.com.


If you observe a really happy
man, you will find...that he is
happy in the course of living life
twenty-four crowded hours of
each day.
-W. Beran Wolfe


Ahead I saw people tiptoe nervously through the metal detector.
We'd already checked in our suitcases and I wondered again if I had
anything in my little carry-on bag I shouldn't have. I couldn't think of a
thing.
Suddenly Kyle ducked under a roped-off area to put a little less dis-
tance between him and the end of the line at the metal detector.
"Hey!"
A very officious lady in a uniform with a shiny badge eyed us suspi-
ciously.
Kyle reddened. "I was just ... I mean, I, uh .."
"Just come on," she said. "Follow through there like you're supposed
to."
"Yes, ma'am."
"What're you doing?" I hissed. "Watch your step in here. These peo-
ple don't play."
I'd heard that since the latest terror incidents in London, airport secu-
rity and precautions had escalated. On the road coming into the airport,
police officers had stopped and inspected every third or fourth car. We'd
slipped through that, and I didn't want trouble now.
The woman who'd yelled at us asked to see our tickets and IDs. As
Kyle opened his wallet, his mouth fell open. He moaned, "Oh, no."
"What? What?" I said.
"I left my picture ID in my other wallet."
"What! What's wrong with you? Where is it?"
"In my suitcase."
The lady looked at him. "How old are you, son?"
"Fifteen."
She looked at us. She examined our tickets, and then looked at us
again. I guess we didn't look too threatening. "Go ahead," she said. "Have
a nice flight."
We thanked her and crept onward.
Several more uniforms and badges hovered around the checkpoint and
the metal detector. People were taking off shoes and belts, emptying their
pockets.
When I reached into my pocket for my keys, I froze. My pocketknife!
I'd forgotten to put it in my suitcase. Visions of security personnel descend-
ing upon me sent a dart of irrational fear through me and I looked around
for an avenue of escape. All I could see was a tall garbage can, a few feet
away, its mouth open wide.
Hoping no one would see, I slipped the knife out of my pocket,
coughed into my hand, and dropped my knife into the trash.
Kyle saw me. He grinned.
"Dad, that pocketknife looked like it was stuck to your fingers. You
didn't want to let it go, did you?"
"I've had that knife for years," I said.
We made it safely through the metal detectors. It was a long flight,


though, as I mourned not only the loss of my pocketknife but also the loss
of innocence of the greatest country in the world that-only a few years ago
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Thursday, July 19, 2007


PAGE ONE


Schools Setting


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A first draft of the schools strate-
gic plan was presented last week.
"It took three or four lengthy
afternoon sessions to get this done
and we hope it will lead to accredi-
tation," said Schools Superinten-
dent Dennis Jones as he provided
copies to School Board members
Wendell Cotton, Joe Jones, Gina
Neuhofer, Jan Platt and Tanya
Royal.
The Southern Association of
Schools and Colleges will make its
accreditation visit in 2008. Jones
asked the Board to study the plan
for discussion at the Board's next
meeting on July 30 at 5:15 p.m. fol-
lowing the first annual budget hear-
ing at 5 p.m.
The superintendent attributed the
seven-page plan to the hard work of
a 19-member committee including
school administrators and depart-
ment directors. Besides Dennis
Jones, Cotton and Platt, the com-
mittee included Sherri Albritton,
Jan Beckley, Woody Caligan,
Kathy Clark, Marie Dasher, Jessica
Gray, Greg Harrelson, Doug
Herron, Marcia Kapusta, George
Kelly, Rob Krahl, Gary Moore,
Tracey Nix, Arnell Waldron, Mike
Wilkinson and Dale Wolgast.
The plan is divided into seven
areas "the committee felt were
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Jones.
Each of the seven broad cate-
gories has a goal and just two or
three strategies to achieve that goal.
"By limiting the strategies, we hope
to keep focused and not spread our-
selves too thin. Each of the strate-
gies is measurable, no matter how
many times a year we want to look
at how we're doing," Jones contin-
ued.
He recalled the motto, "In God
we trust, all other must bring data,"
and said there is a score sheet to
keep track of goals and achieve-
ment.
For instance, the goal under
Academic Success is to graduate all
students. The strategies are to
increase the graduation rate by
three percent annually; increase the
number of students proficient in
reading by three percent annually
with intervention instruction for
students scoring at Level 1 or Level
2 on tests; and increase mathemat-
ics proficiency by three percent
annually.
Other goals include Effective
Use of Resources (operational effi-
ciency); Facilities (safety and meet-
ing code specifications in lighting,
technology and air conditioning);
Partnerships between the school,
the district office and the communi-
ty (volunteer hours, non-athletic
parent events, business career days
and mentoring and climate sur-
veys); Safety (wellness and nutri-
tion, drug abuse resistance, acci-
dents and injuries); Staffing
(National Board certifications,
recruitment, retention and train-
ing); and Technology ( computers
in core classrooms, educational
software, performance appraisals
and regular upgrades.
Jones also briefly discussed
Florida Comprehensive Achieve-
ment Test scores and attributed the
progress of A schools, adequate
yearly progress and other achieve-
ments and attributed it to the teach-
ers and tutors who made it possible.
"We have some soft areas and need
to keep our focus on the kids and
their academic success which is
most important," he concluded.


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on the schools which achieved A
grades. Joe Jones commented that it
was due to "a lot of hard work by a
lot of people."
In other action, the board,
Approved the faculty/staff
and student/parent handbooks for
Zolfo Elementary School. Principal
Jan Beckley said the faculty is set
for the new year.
The faculty/staff handbook for
North Wauchula Elemientary and
the parent/student handbook for
Hilltop Elementary were also
approved.
Approved/renewed a contract
with Human Associates Inc. for
educational services to students at
Bowling Green Youth Academy.
Approved a contract with
Educational Options Inc. for 25 on-
line slots for middle and high
'school students at Pioneer Career
Academy, or migrant, delinquent or
homeless students.
Approved personnel recom-
mendations, including teachers
Dennis Aubry, Nicole Aubry,
Chelsea Hothem, Jessica Murdock,
Marie Price, Korey Rogers and
Leigh Schneider and tutor Janice
Knight.
Briefly discussed the new
Hardee Junior High dress code.
Principal Doug Herron showed
some new T-shirts and said most
responses were positive of the
effort to provide dress guidelines.
He noted that screen printing on
polo-type shirts is limited to
Wildcat or HJH logos over the
heart area. Although they are not
required to have an embroidered
HJH logo, they still must be in the
approved colors of navy blue,
orange, grey or royal blue.
Herron said he appreciated the
support of the administration and
School Board and said most parents
were pleased to find the new dress
code was relatively inexpensive.
Board member Gina Neuhofer
wondered when the dress code
would filter up to the high school
where it is badly needed.
Others asked about a dress code
for teachers, which is difficult to
prepare with union restrictions.
Herron said he.-\ %anted to provide ai
polo-type shirt for each teacher.
Superintendent Jones said it would d
be the best of all worlds is the
teachers would police themselves
and dress professionally.
Briefly discussed the budget
effects from state tax cuts.
Superintendent Jones said he'd had
a lot of hints but no solid informa-
tion on what could happen this
year. "We're watching it closely,
especially in relation to the referen-
dum in January. It could be a dou-
ble-barrel shot, with budget cuts
and state cutbacks," he said.
Referring to recently-completed
negotiations, he said they would
proceed with salary adjustments
this year, "but if the worst-case sce-
nario happens, the union is willing
to work with us once we get defi-
nite information."

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Electric Station, Says Buchanan


Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-
FL 13) announced recently that the
fiscal year 2008 Energy and Water
Appropriations Act includes nearly
$10 million in federal funding he
requested for area projects to
reduce flooding of Wares Creek,
improve navigation of Manatee
Harbor, enhance natural resources,
and invest in the energy needs of
his constituents.
Buchanan secured House
Appropriations Committee ap-
proval of $6 million for the Wares
Creek dredging project to help
reduce flooding that has plagued
the Bradenton neighborhood.
"For decades, sediment build-up
in Wares Creek has disrupted the
flow of water causing storm flood-
ing of nearby property and making
life miserable for the people who
live in this neighborhood," said
Buchanan. "Since 1986, the resi-
dents of Wares Creek have been
patiently waiting for government to
fulfill its promise to provide much-
needed flood protection. This fund-
ing will help the state, county, and
local officials to dredge the creek,
which will reduce annual flooding,
save thousands of dollars in dam-
ages, and improve the quality of


life for area residents who have
experienced significant hardship."
"Hearing that the House
Appropriations Committee has rec-
ommended up to $6 million
towards construction of the Wares
Creek project is very good news,"
said Manatee County Conserva-
tion and Lands Management
Director Charlie Hunsicker.
"I could not be happier with the
appropriation," said Bradenton
Mayor Wayne Poston. "We have
been trying to get this done for sev-
eral years now. I would like to
thank the Copgressman for all of
his hard work. Since the first day
he took office, he has been more
than willing to work with the City
of Bradenton. This is just an
example of'that partnership."
The energy and water funding
bill includes $1.5 million sought by
the 13th District Congressman and
Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-
FL 11) for maintenance dredging at
Port Manatee.
"Port Manatee is one of Florida's
largest deepwater ports and an eco-
nomic engine that continues to
grow in revenue and cargo," said
Buchanan. "Harbor maintenance
dredging is critical to the port's


continued success and its economic
impact on the County and the.
region."
The bill includes $1 million
Buchanan sought for the Wauchula
Municipal Electric Substation
Rehabilitation Project.
"The primary source of Wau-
chula city revenues is derived from
electric power sales," said the
freshman lawmaker. "The city's
power substation is old and in dire
need or replacement. Up-grading
this substation will help ensure a
stable and reliable source of elec-
tricity for the community and hard-
en the facility against potential
future storm damage."
Buchanan and Congressman
Connie Mack (R-FL 14) secured
committee approval of $1.35 mil-
lion for maintenance dredging of
the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
"The waterway runs through six
counties from Hillsborough to Lee
and links natural deep-water sec-
tions of bays through a series of
man-made channels," said Bucha-
nan. "This funding will help ensure
the safe passage of commercial
goods, and access to commercial
fishing grounds."


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Wayne and Rosalind Bass of
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July 28, 2007, at First Baptist
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'holds a bachelor's of science in psy-


chology from the University of
Florida. She is currently employed
as a sales manager at Bass Pro
Shops in Orlando.
The prospective groom is a grad-
uate of Hardee Senior High School
and has a bachelor's of science
degree. He is presently pursuing a
master's degree in criminal justice
from the University of Central
Florida, where he is scheduled to
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THE SOLDIER SPIRIT
In 1950, the First Marine Division in Korea was surrounded by 300,000
Communist Chinese. It is reported that Col. Lewis Puller told his troops,
"We're cut off front and rear and on both sides. They won't escape this
time!"
That's the spirit we seldom hear about in Christendom today. It's the
fighting spirit of Paul Athenasious, Huss, Savonarola and Luther.
I think too much has been made of the fun and fellowship promised
when a person accepts Christ. Certainly wonderful new friendships are
found in the community of the saints. But little is said today about the great
enemy that has been stirred up against us and the battle we must face.
In his classic, "Pilgrim's Progress," Christian runs into the devil before
he has gone very far on his journey to the Celestial City. When the fiend
finds out the man is determined to follow the Lord, he says, "There is no
prince that will thus lightly lose his subjects; neither will I as yet lose thee."
And there in the Valley of Humiliation, a great battle takes place.
Bunyan was using allegory, but he was writing about real life. Every
man, woman, boy or girl who turns from the world's allurements to follow
Christ will meet this enemy as well.
There will be a struggle to make you compromise, to take it easy on
yourself, to give in to pride, laziness, impatience, lust, envy, discourage-
ment and a hundred other things. Above all, it will be the temptation to
focus on yourself.
This is why Paul urges all believers to fight the good fight of faith. But
how are we to do this'?
Oddly enough, by being at peace! The same man who said, "Fight the
food fight of faith" also spoke of "the peace of God which passes all under-
standing." And that inner peace with God is greater and more durable than
the toughest fight you will ever fight against satan.
Here are some stirring words from Pioter Rumanchic, a Christian pas-
tor who had been locked up in communist prisons off and on for 18 years.
"Whatever the Lord has predestined for me in the future, whether suf-
fering or death for His sake, does not frighten me because a glorious eter-
nity awaits me which I wouldn't exchange for anything in this life."
Listen to Pastor Rudolf Klassen in his first sermon at home after 11
years in Soviet prisons. "There is no reason to feel sorry for prisoners, for
the prisoners are in God's university. Certainly prison is hard, and every
prisoner needs faithful prayer support, but testing is a normal experience for
a Christian."
These are the words of good soldiers of Jesus Christ. They know that
the Christian life is a battle and they have learned to fight and to stand: We
may not yet be actively persecuted or imprisoned for the faith as they have.
But we can meet the tests and trials of our present circumstances as soldiers,
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POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING wood and tile flooring. Reduced Price: $174,500
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses or COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend
recreational purposes. Great place to relocate your St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
mobile home and family! Owner motivated to sell!
Make an offer. Asking $69,500. ANOTHER NEW LISTING!
Great fixer upper, frame home on corner lot in City of
OWNER SAYS SELL IT FAST!!! Wauchula also close to schools. Has upgraded elec-
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH LOCATED ON PALMETTO AVE tric. Ready to go. ONLY $69,900.
IN BOWLING GREEN. OWNERS MOVING. MAKE AN
OFFER!!! WAS $65,000. Reduced: $58,000.. EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located in
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500 Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with cus-
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect site for tom quality workmanship. Includes fireplace, personal
your Dream home. Located on CR 665 near Solomon's clothes valet, outside showers, large custom work-
Castle on a corner tract. Owner says "Sell It!!! shop and more. $305,000.
OWNER MUST SELL, WIDE OPEN SPACE NEW LISTINGS
MOWED, CLEARED, FENCED 5.32 acres with LIKE NEW This 4/2 with double carport has many extras including
3/2 2005 modular home, nice location for horses, chil- a Large Den/Game Room and two wood burning fire-
dren and summer play. Located on Appaloosa Lane. places. Asking $209,000.
Call for directions. PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE. This 6.15 acres of land is
WANTED!! WANTED!! located on beautiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB Home. Buyer ready to Close. build your own vacation home. May not last long at list
Call Donna #781-3627. price of $125,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel is locat-
MO34 BILts Great Investment!!! ONLY $540,000 ed near Peace River and offers a quiet and restful set-
34 lts Great Investment!!! ONLY $540,000 ting to camp or build your home. $100,000.

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Come take a look at this 3/2 2005 Mobile Home that sits on .75 Acres. Price Reduced to $88,500.
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L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2007/87 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 6:28tfc



15 CUBIC FOOT CHEST freezer, $75.
735-1067. 7:19p


1986 FORD F150, 4x4, runs good,
$2,500 OBO. 781-4237, 781-4236.
7:19-26p
2005 CHEVY MALIBU MAXX, full
power, leather, $12,995. Call Ray
Rivas 773-4744. 7:19c
2005 DODGE 1500 SLT, 4x4, full
power, one owner, auto, local trade,
$16,995. Call Ray Rivas 773-4744.
7:19c


'86 CHEVY SILVERADO 350 excellent
condition. 735-2626. 7:19c
2006 CHEVY TAHOE, third seat, dual
A/C, local trade, $19,995. Call Ray
Rivas 773-4744. 7:19c
2004 FORD LARIAT, 22" wheels,
$18,000 cash. 781-1062. 7:19c
WE PAY $100 per junk car and we pick
up. 767-0400 Carl's Recycling. 7:19tfc.
1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE, new tires
and battery, $800 OBO. 773-0618.
7:12-19p
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars. We
pick-up. Crooms 773-0637. 5:17tfc


1996 GILL CUSTOM aluminum flats
boat. All welded, no rivets, drop deck,
CC, live wells, 90 Hp Tohatsu W/TT, 24
volt Great White trolling motor, galva-
nized trailer, $4,500 OBO. 863-735-
1462. 7:19-26p
'96 SKEETER, 150 Mercury Mariner,
fishfinder, trailer, CD player, $9,000.
781-9158. 6:28-7:26p


LIVINGROOM SET, $500; bedroom:
set, $500; deep freezer, $75. 773-9925.
7:19p


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Wauchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurant)


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Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
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Beautiful 2005 Doublewide Mobile Home.
4 bedroom 2 bath. Deep well. 1 1/2 ac.
$159,000

m Topsy See Real Estate
773-5994
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 7:19c


LAMBERT
REALTY INC. T
,402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


Wonderful older home with solid pine paneling
throughout; 3B/lBth, large trees in yard, good loca-
tion; purchase house and 1 acre or an additional 19
acres. House and 1 acre listed at $79,000
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 with 3B/1Bth frame home with 2
porches, ceiling fans, country kitchen; 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/1Bth CB home plus mobile home;
3 wells and 3 septic systems on property; located in
southern Hardee County; listed at $200,000
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL PROP-
ERTY! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth home, C/B
home on nice size lot; 1434 square feet. $127,500


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SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268


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


Carol Jackson 7 Q I
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
GREAT PRICE 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! $114,900
QUIET GETAWAY! 5 ACRES, excellent location for
this 3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home; newly updated kitchen;
property is fenced and cross fenced ready for your
horses or other livestock; in the country but close to
town. $229,900
COUNTRY LIVING just outside of town! 5 acres
fenced and cross fenced and 4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square
feet; built in 1998; large pole barn. $160,000
Located in Arcadia this 3B/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 Hardee County. $157,800
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $215,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery. Owner financing
to qualified buyer. $79,000

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker ll
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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DeSoto Appliance & Repair

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Our In Store Summer Specials

We Are A Drug Free Work Place
Looking For Qualified Technicians
Someone who is a motivated, positive team
player willing to carry on our reputation of
#1 in Service to our customers.
Good pay & benefits. Apply in person.
209 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-494-7533

Financing Available
Delivery Available
*On purchases $499.00 or more on a single unit
New Summer Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday 9-4 Saturday 'Closed Sunday
Wauchula DeSoto Appliance Arcadia DeSoto Appliance
108 Carlton St. 209 N. Brevard Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873 Arcadia, FL 34266
863-773-3573 863-494-7533
S 63-773-0521 Fax 863-494-5813 Fax
email: desotoappliance@earthlink.net
Website: www.desotoappliance.com
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PERSON WITH AUTO retail skills, self
motivator, great communication skills,
computer and bookkeeping knowl-
edge. Bi-lingual A+, must be willing to
work on Saturday every other week.
Please send resume to: Personnel
Manager, P.O.Box 873, Wauchula, FL
33873. 7:12tfc
PART TIME AFTER school person,
(flexible schedule) needed with a
valid driver's license to detail, wash,
clean, and do other miscellaneous
things around car lot. Come in per-
son, we are located at 201 S. 6th Ave.,
Wauchula. EOE/DFWR 7:12tfc
AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP office is
looking for a dependable long-term
employee. Accounting and Data Entry
experience preferred. Benefits
include vacation, 401k, group health
insurance. Call Lorraine at English
Chevrolet 863-773-4744 for an
appointment. 7:12-19c


SALES ASSOCIATE expanding bus
& RV dealer in DeSoto County seeking
full-time sales professional. Excellent
salary and commission. Fax resume
to (863) 993-1601 or email mike@hori-
zoncoach.com. 7:12tfc
DRIVER WANTED Reliable, hard-
working service work or delivery man.
$1,000 signing bonus. 231 W. Main
St., Wauchula. Apply in person. 773-
4172. 6:28-7:26c
MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR CNA with
experience in phlebotomy needed in a
busy pediatric office in Wauchula.
Must be certified and multi-task ori-
ented. Bi-lingual preferred. Call 767-
1414 or 863-452-0566. Fax resume to
767-1763, Attn: Mary. 7:12-19c
CASE MANAGER P.T. case manager,
computer literate, for Big Brothers Big
Sisters. Four year degree required.
Fax resume to 863-402-9007 or email
to thudson@bbbssun.org. 7:12-19c


Now Hiring

Full or Part Time Sales Associate
with electrical experience needed.

Great Pay and Benefits


-rThe helpful place.

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Apply in Person at:
Vision Ace Hardware
225 E. Oak Street, Wauchula

773-3148


RESTHAVEN IS HIRING resident
assistant's/cooks for 3-11 and 11-7
shift. Please call Tina 773-6000, or
stop by in person. 7:19-26c
MECHANIC Diesel/heavy equipment
& maintenance, welding & fabrication
a plus. Reliable & dependable, DFWP.
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc. Call
Patty @ 941-737-1484. 7:5-8:2p
DRIVER Class A CDL, local, experi-
enced, motivated, dependable, and
clean record, DFWP. Keen Farm &
Grove Service, Inc. Call Patty @ 941-
737-1484. 7:12-8:2p


NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME 3 BR / 2
Bth, paved road, large lot, $134,900.
863-381-2179. 7:19-8:16p
3 BEDROOM FAMILY ROOM can be
made into 4th bedroom; 2.5 bath; liv-
ing room & dining room combined;
eat-in kitchen, all appliances; laundry
room; one concrete building and one
8x10 2 yr. old shed; roof 2 yrs. old;
inground sprinklers; one carport;
extra driveway; 15 KW generator; big
fenced in yard, $169,000 firm. Jr. 863-
773-6434 or 941-727-7363. 7:12-8:9p
FOR SALE OR RENT 3BR/2B,
Knollwood, $199,000 or $1,100/month
rent; first and last. 832-0760. 7:19p


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REAL ESTATE
773-5994 .

NEW LISTING: Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treat-
ments. all appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000.
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 $85,000.
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.
6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great location in
Western IHardee county. $419,000. $106,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B IDW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral tN'delip i j i e to do
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$92,900.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
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MID-FLORIDA REALTY,
WAUCHULA
217 North 2nd Ave., Wauchula
773-0300
James K. Sellers Mark P Smythe
Broker Associate


*Concrete block 3BR/1Bth large fenced corner lot. 804 S. n9m Ave. ASKing
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2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $59,900 reduced $46,900.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
Commercial Property zoned C-10 behind Peace Valley Motel. 3 apt. unit
needs completion. $60,000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage. Main
building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly Bills Meat
Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.




Home For Sale


3BR 2B in Knollwood. Fireplace,
screened patio, large closets.


$196,000

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Mikey Colding
Realtor
(863) 781-1698


Dane Hendry
Realtor
(863) 381-2769


An Independently Owned Brokerage-
* NEW LISTING * *
Nice 60 ac. citrus grove. Hardee county. Tree aig. 3 yrs. old,
single rootstock, Valencia & Hamlins. $11,500/ac. 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 maintained 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.
* 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.
* **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.
* 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.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage,
8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green.
30+ ac. Reduced can be divided, $10,000/ac. Ollie Roberts Rd.,
Paynes Creek frontage.
9 ac. Foliage nursery, Hwy 66 E., Zolfo Springs. Price Reduced.
9800 SF Commercial Warehouse w/1600 SF of office space, Sebring.
Call Dane at (863) 381-2769 for more details.
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New Summer Hours
Mon.-Wed. 10am-6pm Fri. & Sat. 10am-7pm Closed Thursday & Sunday


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4441


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Towing Service
* 24 Hour Service
* Lowest Possible Rates "f--
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(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091


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

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20 acres, Oak trees, Homesites, Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per ac.
67 Ac Can be broken down. PEACE RIVER ACCESS $15,000 per ac.
1 & 2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. Call for info.
10 Ac. Large bldgs. 1982 MH on CR665 $289,900.

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JOHN H. O'NEA
John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Lots of mature
oak trees make this 9.8 acs a beau-
tiful homesite. Very close to
Wauchula & Zolfo Springs w/over
200' fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture for
cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
97 ac ranch in the heart of Hardee
Co! Cleared pasture, 2 barns, cat-
tlepens, fencing & ponds. Entertain
in the unique 5BR/5BA, 9000SF
CB home. Marble foyer, stone fire-
place, pine paneling & beams, gar-
den tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on N Fl Ave. Zoned
commercial. $360,000!
Beautiful, high & dry, fenced 13
acs w/ 2" well. Murphy Rd, W
Hardee Co. $14,500/ac!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E Hardee
Co $15,000/ac!
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co has
25 acs-Val & 40 acs-E&M.
Extensive reset program, 12" well,
and new barn. Plenty of wildlife.
$900,000!
New 2006 model MHI, 3BR/2BA,
1674 SF sits on 5 fenced acs, and
has been beautifully maintained.
Well w/water softener & aerator,
24'X12' shed. $175,000!
DEVELOPMENT OR RECRE-
ATION! Beautiful pines & pasture-
land, 170.8 acs w/over mile
paved rd frontage. Located at
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR 64 in
Manatee Co. $3,875,000!
CB 3BR/1BA, 1267SF home in Ft
Meade. New shed/workshop,
fenced backyard, dog kennel, new
kitchen cabinets & countertops.
Price reduced. Now $93,000.


PRICE REDUCED! Two-story
charmer, 4BR/3BA, 3000SF, cen-
tral A/C, privacy fenced back-
yard, & out buildings for storage.
Corner lot in Bowling Green. NOW
$138,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5+ ac lot
in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Equestrian's dream: Outstanding
4BR/4BA-new const-CB home, 10
acs & horse barn. Open floor plan,
2 fireplaces, and large back porch.
$495,000! Close to Hwy 66 on
Johnson Rd!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val grove
on SR 62 has 6" well, diesel power
unit, drain tile & micro-jet irri-
gation. Also fronts Moye Rd.
$150,000!
15 acs pasture & native land.
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MI
w/1809SF living, 3855SF total
w/carport & porches. Large shed,
dog pens. $270,000!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on SR
64, W of Zolfo Springs. $500,000!
Two parcels w/200+ft Peace River
frontage & city water & sewer.
ONE:1.14 ac, zoned R-1(can
accommodate 4 homesites).
TWO:1.06 ac, zoned R-1 (includes
a 0.35 ac lot, together can accom-
modate 4-homesites). Parcels One
& Two listed for$90,000 each!
Peace & quiet await you in this 12
acs w/3BR/2BA, 2001 MH in
Gardner. Central A/C, 1404 SF,
split floor plan, appliances includ-
ed. $215,000!
Grove, homesite or investment! 10
ac E/M grove in Ft Green area has
well, micro-jet irrigation, power
unit. $140,000!
Homesites available w/some deed
restrictions. Ten 5-6 ac tracts,
Friendship area, Hardee Co.
Possible owner financing. $125,000
each!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 1 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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July 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Classifieds


BULL FOUND ON MADE ROAD. Call
773-2338. 7:19-8:9p



FREE! USED METAL roofing, 20
sheets approx. 832-2104. 7:19nc
PERSONAL PROPERTY OF: DW Tatis,
Roberto Delgado, Dorothy Kelly,
Veronica Brown, LeShawn Lampley,
Jennifer Nichols, Sarah Hilbreth, Roy
Aleman will be sold pursuant to
Warehouseman's Lien. Said sale will
be at Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17 N., Bowling Green, Florida at
9:00 a.m., July 30, 2007. 7:12-19c
GOT LAND? 0 Down, 0 Closing Costs
if you own land or have family land!
Guaranteed approval. Land does your
credit good. (863) 551-3500. 7:12-19p


FULL SET CUSTOM made cabinets -
wood-formica (white), includes small
bar, stove, sink w/food disposal, exh.
fan, $2,000. Excellent condition. Must
see to appreciate. You remove. 863-
375-4424. 7:19p
FULL KITCHEN includes wood and
formica cabinets, custom made;
refrigerator with ice maker; drop-in
GE stove; microwave oven stove; SS
sink with food disposal. You remove.
$3,000. Must see to appreciate.
Excellent condition. 863-375-4424.
7:19p
RASKEL SCOOTER chair for sale,
$400; coffee table and end table with
glass, new, $200. 700 E. Townsend St.,
E-31. Interested and cash only. 7:19p
CRAFTMATIC BED, queen size, 4
months old, $2,500. Call after 4:30.
863-832-0495 or 735-0307. 7:19-26p


HELP WANTED
TOWN CLERK-needed for the Town of Zolfo
Springs. Experience in government administration and
accounting is preferred. An equivalent combination of
experience and training, which provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities, will also be considered;
computer experience required. Must be capable of
being bonded in excess of $100,000. The successful
applicant will be required to attend all Commission
and workshop meetings. Salary is negotiable based
on qualifications and experience. Applications can be
picked up at the Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall,
2310 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.
The Town Manager reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all applications. EOE/DFWP
George Neel, Mayor

Attest: Linda Roberson
Interim Town Clerk c7:12,19c
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Billy Hill



Y Your Home


Cash in Your Pocket!

For fair, honest service and
quick closings ...


Call Billy Hill


781-1062

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


John Freeman


*** SIA1 E TTOE WEBY ***
In the country. One acre with 3BR 1BA home on paved
road. Central air & heat. Northeast of Wauchula.
$138,000 MLS 195476

We have many other listings including land tracts of 5 & 10
acres. Also a good commercial location less than $100,000.
View all of our listings at www.floresrealty.net


Like new, just renovated. 3BR 2BA
CB home in Riverview. Central air
& heat and garage. $155,000 MLS
195233
Knollwood home-REDUCED-
3BR 2BA CB home with central air
and heat and stone fireplace.
$199,000 MLS 193230
4BR 2BA home on large lot in
Bowling Green. Central air & heat
and inground pool. Many extras -
Take a look! $179,000 MLS 192374


Close to Bowling Green. 3BR 2BA
CB home with outside office build-
ing. Fenced and landscaped. You
would enjoy living in this home!
$275,000 MLS 194427
Have a new home in Bowling
Green. Will accept in trade; lots,
land or other homes. Want to move
up? This is the chance. $158,000
MLS 190886
3BR 1BA MH just outside city lim-
its with city water. Appliances are
included as well as some of the fur-
nishings. $78,000 MLS 196855


Our board is now with Highlands County.
Our listings appear on their MLS giving us
exposure in Avon Park, Sebring & Lake Placid.

Wondering what your property is
worth on the market today?


OPPORTUNITY

Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mist
Lisa Douglas
Noey Flores


Call us No Obligation!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840
r (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863
hoe (863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863
(863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863
863) 781-4585 Jason Johnson (863


) 773-6141
3) 559-9392
3) 245-6891
3) 781-3734
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GOLD OR SILVER Key loans, 2 1/2 %
down or land home $2,500 down on
$100,000 package. Call (863) 967-
2895. 7:12-19p
10x35' ROOM FOR RV, 4 yrs. old, give
offer. 773-5717. 6:28-7:19c
WE HAVE CENTRAL A/H units. 767-
8822 or 773-6414. 6:28tfc
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


1997 SEADOO GS & 1997 SeaDoo
.GTS 2 seater. Galvanized double trail-
er. Both run great, $3,500 OBO. 863-
735-1462. 7:19-26p
IF YOU RECENTLY bought furniture
from Edna's Place you picked up a
dresser by mistake. Please return it,
thank you! 7:19nc
1 FREEZER, $100; 2 color TVs, $125;
roll-a-way tool chest, tools, $150; fish-
ing gear, $100.735-1289. 7:19-26p
200 FOOT OF new 5' chainlink fence;
100' top rail; 20 line posts; 4 corner
posts, $250; 700 2 cell concrete
blocks, $500. Darrell 245-0008. 7:19p


Carl's Recycling


will be CLOSED

until Oct. 1,2007
We are using this time to improve the place.




Call 767-0400 between 8-12 or 1-5
weekdays for more information.
Z,




JJIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
Golf Course/Development Property!
127 acres! Call for price and details!
20 acres with irrigation and well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree farm or residence. $350,000.
Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home. Newly landscaped yard.
Upgrades throughout the home. Nice front porch and screened back
porch. Storage building with RV hookup. 2+ car garage. Asking $339,000.
NEW CONSTRUCTION!
Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA home in a great location.
Upgrades include vaulted ceilings, vinyl windows,
architectural shingles and brushed nickel light and plumbing fixtures.
Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
Lot has been landscaped complete with sod.
This won't last long priced at $196,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in nice quiet neighborhood.
Stone fireplace, solid wood cabinets, Jacuzzi tub.
Large detached garage with shop area and loft storage. $275,000!
9
Vacation home!
What a great opportunity to own waterfront property!
2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads into Charlotte Harbor.
Priced right at $185,000!
BRAND NEW!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath house in nice subdivision!
Many upgrades. Must see to appreciate. $282,000!
*
BRIARWOOD LOT! $45,000.
9
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently remodeled mobile home.
Large pole barn. $225,000
9
10 beautiful acres ready to build on.
Plenty of shade trees in a great country setting. $150,000.
13.83 ac grove. Small frame house. Now only $295,000.
21 acres on the Peace River.
2 BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge Quonset. Asking $416,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE!
4.8Acre deed restricted homesites. Starting at $99,000.
10 acre citrus grove in Polk County. Near Lake Wales.
Lake frontage. Only $245,000!
9
65 Acres of grove
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile.
Annexed and rezoned to single family with Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
9
170.8 acres of pasture land in Manatee County, Myakka City area.
2600 feet of paved road frontage. One 3" well and one 2" well.
Equipment shelter, outhouse & cow pens on the property.
Listed at $3,875,000!
9
500 ac grove in Desoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids.
All microjet. $4,900,000
*
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
Commercial property. 1.28 acres.
Frontage on Main Street and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. 5 wells on the property.
IIwy 17 across from Walmart. $1,200,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT!
.28 ac lot with frontage on Northbound AND Southbound Hwy 17!
Zone C-2. $195,000
9
3BR/2BA home in desirable subdivision!
Nice screened porch and patio. Beautifully landscaped!
Washer and dryer, all window blinds and shades included with sale.
Asking $247,000
5.02 acres in the country! $115,000
9


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Miadgaly Santana


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


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
(863) 677-3051


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Classifieds-


WOULD YOU LIKE TO learn a lan-
guage. We have a DVD for you.
English to Spanish and Spanish to
English DVD. Call 1-877-289-4730 and
leave a message. 7:19-8:16p
60" TRAIL MOWER w/17hp lawn trac-
tor, like new, 2 year warranty, $1,200.
781-4364. 7:19c



2005 2/2 MH, nicely landscaped lot,
large deck, $65,000 or best offer,
Zolfo. 863-381-4902. 7:19-8:16p
OWN LAND WITH a balance due or
free & clear 0 down for double or
single wide homes. Call (863) 968-
0622. 7:12-19p
FIRST TIME BUYERS, just married,
have family land? 0 down for new
double-wides. Call (863) 551-3500.
7:12-19p
5 BEDROOM, 3 bath with land, $800 a
month. Call 863-551-3500. 7:12-19p
MOBILE HOME 89 Madrid, 14x66,
2BR/2 Bth, metal roof, good condi-
tion, must be moved, make offer. 863-
773-5988. 7:19-
8:2p


PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Inez
McClain will be sold pursuant
Warehouseman's Lien said sale will
be at Storage Shack in Zolfo Springs,
Florida at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28,
2007. 7:12-19c


FREE KITTENS all sizes and colors.
Please take one, two or three, they are
free. 375-2612. 7:19p
FREE TO GOOD HOME pet rat, very
friendly & loveable. 375-4633 leave
message. 7:19nc
FREE PUPPIES red nose pit and cur
mix Zolfo Springs. 863-381-6070.
7:19nc-7:26p
FREE 5 yr. old female Whippett,
spayed with all shots. 773-9213.
7:19nc
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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Few great men would have got
past personnel.


BOW N IE REP RIBAL &IR E .. RJ
Bsas. SEl"MIw RE s


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"
* We repair most American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are licensed and insured!
Reg #MV-40625


Mike Adcox.
Auto Technician


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




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309 Goolsby St.
3BR, 1 B 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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637 Sot
Wauchu
Office: (8


2 & 3 Bedroom Apartm
Living Room & Din
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2 Baths in 2

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Equal Housing Opportunity


RDENS





uth 5th Ave.
la, FL 33873
63) 773-9902

lents Tile Floors in Kitchen;
ing Room Microwaves
Tookups Laundry on site
tate of the art Fitness room
? & 3 BR apartments

it $454 per month
homes for active families
7 and see us.

Certain Income Restrictions '\)pply
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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


BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE located on Ed
Wells Rd., 4.84 acres, 3 wells, 2 dri-
ves, pond & large oaks, $96,000. 735-
0010. 7:19p
10 ACRES ON VANDOLAH Road, will
divide. Call 863-773-6424 or 863-773-
0248. 7:12-8:9p


YOUR LAND IS YOUR credit! If you
own land or family will give you land,
you're approved! Bad credit OK. (863)
967-2895. 7:12-19p
NEW SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PRO-
GRAM 0 down if you own the land or
use family land. We own the bank -
you're approved. (863) 967-1438.
7:12-19p
5 ACRES WITH 2 mobile homes, 3282
N. Nursery Rd., Zolfo Springs,
$85,000. 453-3400 days; 399-3333
cell. 7:12-19p
5 ACRES FOR SALE 1260 Painter
Rd., $120,000 OBO. 863-781-7978.
7:5-8:2p



TRAVEL TRAILER, fully equipped.
Can be seen at 1852 Petteway. 781-
3542. 7:19p


REAL ESTATE

Hwv 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
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.
Pavne 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 Hwy 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)
wwvw.saundersrealestate.com
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735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263









COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


86-75-27


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 cl7:19c


25x25x9 Ambassador
--- Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
= _1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795
30x35x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3:12), Soffit/Fascia,
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab*
$20,295


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


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC

877-951-2300
*Concrete & Installation by Others


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'87 WILDERNESS TRAVEL trailer, 24',
fridge gas or elect, AC/heat, gas
stove, everything works, $2,000 OBO.
Also gas and or woodburning
grill/smoker, custom made on trailer,
$800. 863-735-2377 863-832-2104.
7:19p
1978 30' HOLIDAY RAMBLER,
$2,500. 767-8822. 6:21tfc

r-

2 BR/1 BTH APT., $600 month, seCuri-
ty required. 773-0100. 7:19tfc
3/2 DBL. WIDE FOR RENT, $600 per
mo. 1st. and last plus security
deposit. Outside pets only. 863-773-
2007. 7:19-8:16p
WAUCHULA 3 BR//2 B, C/HA, very
spacious. 735-2626. 7:19c
1 BR/1 B EFFICIENCY apartment,
$450 month plus security. 781-1478.
7:19-8:16p
48' STORAGE TRAILERS, $150 month
plus pick-up & delivery. 781-1318.
7:19p
HOUSES & APARTMENTS. 773-6667.
7:19c


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
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh
6 BR/ 4 B, 2-STORY, Wauchula, 1st &
last, $1750, C/HA. 773-0166.
6:28-7:26p
MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1, 2 & 3 bed-
rooms from $125 weekly or $450
monthly. No pets. Low deposits. 863-
698-4910 863-698-4908. 6:28-8:16c


Top Notch Mobile Service, Inc.
"WE COME TO YOU"
2676 Chancey Road, Bowling Green, FL 33834
Office: (863) 773-6214 Cell: (863) 832-1923


R.V. Service
ATV's
Jet Skies
Motorcycles
Golf Carts
Lawn Equipment


Ed Mueller
Owner/Operator
Licensed Insurance Agent
Life, Health Annuties
Lic. #P020840
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USA Heavy Duty Starters
and Alternators in stock!
Cummings and Detroit
Engines.

SUSA
INDUSTRIES

Locally owned and operated
for 32 years
Hydraulic hoses made
Paint mixed in house
All major credit cards accepted


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306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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STEVE SENN


ELECTRIC, INC.



Panel Upgrades
Ceiling Fans-is
Home Inspections
New Construction -.
\ Remodels


Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL


, 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.
Transport Coordinator- Must have at least 1 yr. Medical
office exp. Insurance knowledge & excellent organizational
skills are a must.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night &'weekend shifts
available. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. cl7:19tfc


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July 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


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Classifieds-


1 BR/ 1 B DUPLEX. No smoking. No
pets. References needed. $600
month/$550 security. 781-1528. 7:5tfc
COMMERCIAL BUILDING for rent -
130 West Main Street, Wauchula.
Lease required: Two year lease $1,550
per month, three year lease $1,500
per month, or sublease former ten-
ant's remaining lease term, ending
June 30, 2008, $1,500 per month.
$500 security deposit required. Phone
863-781-7880. 7:5-8:2p
2 GREAT APARTMENTS in great loca-
tion, Ft. Meade. Both 2 BR, unfur-
nished, C/HA, $650 month plus secu-
rity, Northside Apartments. Call Sheila
285-7203, 781-4927, 375-9988. 7:Stfc
BOARDING HOME rooms for rent.
C/HA, electric included. $125/week.
773-0166. 6:28-7:26p





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

wwwladcllnw om
1-91-78-780/56


I WILL DO BABYSITTING in my home
days, nights, weekends or after
school. 375-4792 or 445-0572.
7:12-8:9p
JIM'S PAINTING house and mobile
home repair, interior and exterior,
licensed and insured, free estimates.
767-9650. 7:12-8:9p
TRACTOR WORK call for low prices.
Good quality work. Bush hog mowing,
pastures, groves, fields. Discing.
Bucket work. Grading. The best for
less. Call 941-730-8180. 6:28-7:19p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING, mowing,
discing, chopping, grove pruning.
Martin 781-3141. 6:28-7:26p
GREENSPACE LANDSCAPING and
lawn maintenance. Free estimates,
lowest prices in town. No job too big
or small. 863-781-1664. 6:21-7:19c
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for kitchen
cabinets, remodeling, refacing, wood,
laminate & solid surface, countertops.
863-664-9147. Free Estimates.
6:21-7:19p
D&D LAWN CARE free estimate,
dependable, trustworthy, reasonable
rates. 863-245-0791. 6:28-7:26p
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE specializing in
cleaning beds, trimming hedges and
trees. JIM'S CAR WASH at your house
or mine, reasonable rates. 767-0439
or 245-9472. 6:14tfc/nc
FRANKS. LAWN CARE Free esti-
mates, residential, commercial, rea-
sonable pricing. 781-7360. 5:17-7:19p


BARRETT'S BUSH HOGGING

* BUSH HOGGING
* LOT CLEARING

* FINISH GRADING

Day Ph. 863-381-3282
Night Ph: 863-382-0135p




Lonestar
Constr-icstionS CoO


General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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


Help Wanted
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Patient Care Team Assistant CFHC Avon Park
Medical billing knowledge, bilingual a plus.
Pharmacist CFHC Avon Park


Current FL License, Mon.-Fri.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail to
hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits package, compete. salary. See
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Sj Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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NEW LISTING El Jobean canal front 2B, 2B, mobile home on Steven
Waterway Canal Concrete seav. all. boat ra.np and da\ its $219,000.
NEW LIS FING Just move-in' This home is located in quiet Wauchula neigh-
borhood. Built in 1995 this 3 bedroom 2 bath home is fre-hlypainted and'has
many feature- including Corian counlertops. secuntv system. and irrigation sys-
tem with separate water meter. $139.900.
NEW LISTING Development potential. 10 ac. with single wide MH, Hwy 62,
1.8 miles v.est of 17
NEW LISTING Older frame home with knoity pine %% alls and ceiling in sev-
eral rooms This home sits on I 42 oak shaded acres and is only 2 miles west of
Wauchula Ready for your personal touch. $ 115.000..
Reserve NoW! Summer Vacation-Mountain cabin. sleeps 4.5, Bryson City, NC
20 acres, Industrial zoning. $400.000...
86 ac., H'Ay 64 Frontage. across from Linle C'press. $1 3M
Commercial -4 Lots He,.y 17 $225,000. Bowling Green






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B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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SATURDAY 8-12, 214 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:19p
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 7-2, 2324 Gebhart
Rd., Wauchula (off Hwy. 62). 7:19p
FRIDAY, 8-?, Saturday, 8-noon, 5175
Sweetwater Rd., Zolfo Springs.
Clothes, boots, furniture. 7:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 1621 Dena
Circle, Golfview. Everything must go!
Moving sale. King-size bedroom
suite, much more. 7:19p
MOVING SALE Charlie Creek Park,
64 East, 902 Quail Rd., Wauchula.
Thurs. & Fri., 8-1. 7:19p
SATURDAY 9-1, 1902 Old Bradenton
Rd. Furniture, clothes, toys, misc.
7:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 311 Turner
Ave., Wauchula. Huge Sale! 7:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Going out of business 2 Star
Nursery, Hwy 17 North, BG. Includes
traditional yard sale items. 7:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 409 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula. 7:19p
SATURDAY 8-2, 310 N. 4th Ave.,
Wauchula, behind Ace Hardware.
Clothes all sizes & misc. 7:19p
SATURDAY 8-12, 2594 Heard Bridge
Rd., 2 family, lots of clothes, house-
hold items, Christmas decorations,
etc. 7:19p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. -?, Hwy 17 N., BG.
Brick house beside Church of God.
7:19p
EDNA'S PLACE Lots of baby
clothes; highchairs; all kinds of beds;
30 gallon hot water heaters; refrigera-
tors; gas/electric stoves; more!
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MOVING SALE Friday, Saturday, 311
Pennsylvania Ave. 7:19p


SGood Shepherd Hospice

NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking compassionate, caring
nurses to join our dynamic team
in providing quality care to
patients and families in the fol-
lowing areas:
ARNP
Dayshift. SE Polk County
RNs
Part-time and per diem, day shift.
LPNs
Full-time and per diem, night shift.
Our team members receive a
compettitive salary and outstanding
benefits package, including partial
paid health premiums, four weeks
vacation your first year, tuition
reimbursement, retirement plan,
mileage and much more.
Bilingual Pay Premiums!
For consideration,
please call (800) 464-3994
or apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and click on Career Opportunities
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000029
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M. -H, Y.
DOB: 04/12/2003
Child. /
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Father of Y.M. -H. a white female child
born on April 12, 2003
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
petition for termination of parental
rights under oath has been filed by
the Department of Children and
Family Services in the above styled
Court, for the termination of your
parental rights to the above named
child:
Y. M. -H.
a white female child
born on April 12, 2003
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the Circuit
Court Judge, on August 31, 2007, at
10:30 a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for
an ADVISORY HEARING in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR
ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED
OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ATTACHED.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or
agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-9746, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 11 day of July, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
D. Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
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ADON -79 bed SNF
seeking energetic RN
with excellent supervi-
sory, communication &
clinical skills.
Fax resume to:
Hardee Manor
Care Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
Fax: 863-773-0959
PH: 863-773-3231
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,


$397 up, 200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPO'INT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North* Sebring Florida
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COLUMN CHANGES COMING
I know I have some faithful readers out there . I've heard from you,
and I've treasured every single contact.
I've been writing this column for almost six years now, and it's been
published off and on in several different papers across the country. You
folks have come to expect a certain type of material from me. That's why
it's important that I notify you of some changes.
I moved from the city to the country in 2001. The peace and tranquili-
ty of the countryside is what prompted me to start writing to begin with.
The plan was to retire on our little Hardee County farm, but sometimes
plans go awry in fairly significant ways. In this case, my marriage of 24
years is ending, and my husband and I are striking off in different direc-
tions.
The breakup is by mutual agreement, and there are no hard feelings.
Sometimes people just grow apart, and the only thing left to do is call it
quits. This is not a sudden decision it has been building for years it's
just finally come to a head.
As any responsible couple will do in such circumstances, we gave the
kids the option of where they wanted to go and how they wanted to live.
My son wants to stay on the farm with his father. The girls have chosen to
move back to the city with me.
So, as you can see, there is no way to continue writing this column
without some of you questioning the material.
In typical personal form, I have managed to go from one extreme to the
other. I have found a little house just over a mile from the Gulf of Mexico
in a little waterside village.
It's an old Cracker-style house that will hold three women in fine style
and even a strapping young son when he comes to visit.
I looked at the little pastel-blue house this past week. Could smell the
sea air, and hear the boats cruising about near the marina down the road. A
half-dozen gulls landed near me hopefully, strutting and preening, flattering
themselves, clearly not aware that they all look the same. But they did make
me smile.
This little village is just the kind of environment in which to start fresh.
It is surprisingly affordable, and I was informed that I was accepted as the
tenant a few days ago.
I don't expect my writing style will change much. . the voice will be
the same, it's just the setting and the content that will be different. I will
have to re-learn how to live in the city; how to stop buying in bulk since
there is a store on every corner. How to order pizza and have it delivered to
my door. How to drive in traffic, and stand in lines.
I will be resubmitting some older columns for about the next six weeks,
.for nostalgia's sake. Material that will hopefully remind you of how we got
acquainted.
After that, the next time you hear from me I will be writing about sand,
sea water ... and single life. It will be up to you, the readers and the editors,
whether or not we continue our relationship.
Here's to growth and reaching in different directions. And to change -
however bittersweet.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site at
www. cjmouser com or e-mail her at cjmouserinfla @yahoo. com.




Florida Orange Crop Was


128.9 Million Boxes


The Florida orange crop de-
creased 1.3 percent to 128.9 million
boxes according to the final 2006-
07 report issued recently by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA said the decrease can
be attributed to a smaller valencia
crop which came in at 63.3 million
boxes, down from 65 million
boxes. Early-mids and Navels re-
mained unchanged at 65.6 million
boxes.
The final FCOJ yield remained at
1.65 gallons per box.
"As we all know this was anoth-
er challenging year for the Florida
industry. The crop was impacted by
the lingering effects of the hurri-
canes as well as disease pressures,
specifically from greening and
canker," said Michael W. Sparks,
executive vice president/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual.
"But the crop size is by no means
an indication of the vitality of the
industry. We will continue to
rebound next year and eventually
we will find a solution to the green-
ing issue."
The state's grapefruit crop
remained unchanged at 27.2 mil-





Un as
GAS SERVICEMAN
Ridge Propane Gas in Avon
Park has an opening for a
install-repairman. Must be
experienced with gas. Offering
excellent pay and benefits.
Please call John at 453-3959 or
call toll free 1-877-528-2510
or e-mail us info@upgas.com
for more details on benefits.
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lion boxes. Colored grapefruit
account for 17.9 million boxes of,
the crop, with white grapefruit
making up the remaining 9.3 mil-
lion.
The estimate for honeys is un-
changed at 2.2 million boxes while
early varieties were also unchanged
at 2.4 million boxes. Estimates for
other specialty fruit varieties are
unchanged.
The Florida citrus industry has a
$9.1 billion economic impact to the
state, employs nearly 90,000 peo-
ple and covers 750,000 acres in the
state. Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest cit-
rus grower's organization with
nearly 9,000 grower members.



Good Shepherd Hospice


WAREHOUSE/
DELIVERY TECH
Good Shepherd Hospice is
seeking a part-time
Warehouse/Delivery Tech based
out of the Sebring area.
Responsibilities include
cleaning/disinfecting, mainte-
nance, testing, service of medical
equipment and inventory of
supplies/shipping. Must deliver
and pick-up medical equipment
and provide operational instruc-
tions to current family. Requires a
clean driving record for the past
3 years. Prior delivery experience
or medical experience
strongly preferred.
For consideration please
call (800) 464-3994
or apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org,
and click on Career Opportunities
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El Shell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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olfo Springs

ciio:stc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser ing IHjrdee Count\ lor or over 20 ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


DENTAL HYGIENE INSTRUCTOR
Full-time, 11 month position to teach Dental Hygiene classes beginning
Fall term (August, 2007). Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree
preferred. Extensive experience as a dental hygienist required.
(Experience as a practicing dentist may substitute for dental hygienist
experience.) Experience teaching in an ADA-accredited dental hygiene
program preferred. Must be a registered dental hygienist or a dentist
licensed in the United States. Basic computer skills required. Deadline:
5 p.m., 7/27/07. Competitive salary and benefits including retirement,
health/life insurance, and sick leave. Application forms available in
Human Resources, Building I (Avon Park), at any SFCC campus/center,
and on our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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Thursday, July 19,


Men's League At Midway Point


2007




Hardee Student Chosen


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Technically, the 2007 Men's
Community Softball League is at
the halfway point of its season.
With a vacation break Aug. 7 and
9, and the regular season tentative-
ly ending on Aug. 16, the men have
completed half of their scheduled
games without losing time to
inclement weather.
At the end of last week, leader-
ship in Division I had changed.
Merrill Lynch is now leading with a
7-1 record, while the Mosaic
Regulators have dropped to second
place with a 6-2 record. They split
games during the season and
Mosaic has also lost to Big T. The
leaders will not meet again in the
regular season, as most of the last
half is interdivisional games.
Behind them in Division I are
Big T, the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Legion
of Doom, Bagwell Lumber Co. and
Suburban Propane.
The Krew continues to be the
only undefeated squad and leader
in Division II with a 6-0 record.
Black List is at 5-2, ahead of
Hampton Electric/Paws Promotion,
Leisure Signs and Severt Strike
Force.
The early game on Field 4 last
Tuesday was a nail-biter, with Big
T edging PRECo 13-12.
Leadoff batter Kellon Durrance
homered and doubled for Big T.
Willie Dickerson and Joe Porter
each smacked four hits. Porter and
Abel Hernandez each scored three
times.
Daniel Barnett homered twice
and Rodger Brutus added a three-
run homer and a double for PRECo.
Brutus touched home three times
and Barnett and Daryl Henderson
both came home twice.
Merrill Lynch won the 8:15 game
on Field 4, defeating Mosaic 15-11.
Hollywood Clogston homered,
Fred Hodges tripled and Michael
Kelly doubled three times for
Merrill Lynch. Clint Hendry, Will
Tyson, Paul Samuels, Felix Salinas
and Clogston were all twin-tally
batters.
West Palmer homered, Wally
Helms and Todd Rogers each
tripled and Greg Moye doubled for


Mosaic. Palmer and Don Young
were the only batters to cross home
plate twice.
There was only one game on
Field 4 on Thursday night. PRECo
won the opener 1-0 by forfeit over
Suburban which had failed to pro-
vide an umpire in a Tuesday
evening game.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Mosaic
came back to outlast Bagwell 29-23
in a free-for-all.
Palmer, Jason Johnson and Ron
Yeager all homered for Mosaic.
Dana Hughes and Young both dou-
bled. Hughes, Blake Albritton and
Young each circled the bases four
times and Palmer, Alan Tubbs and
Johnny Long added three tallies
apiece.
Ernie "Big E" homered three
times for Bagwell. He scored six
times, Brent Gilliard added five
scores and Lester Hornbeck and
Lamar Gilliard each touched home
four times.
On Field 3 on Tuesday evening at
6:45, it was Bagwell nipping
Suburban 18-14.
Hornbeck homered and with a
pair of sacrifices had six RBIs.
Brent Gilliard doubled, and Harold
Smith and Lamar Gilliard both
doubled for Bagwell. Harold Smith
and Brent Gilliard each scored five
times.
Reid Benton and Ches Graham
smacked homered for Suburban.
Michael Carte and John Roberson
each tripled and Dale Roberts dou-
bled three times. Five batters each
scored two runs.
Black List won the Field 3 night-
cap on Tuesday evening, downing
Hampton 20-12.
Darryl Keen homered, Bryan
Pelham tripled and Lee Reddick
both tripled and doubled for Black
List. Justin Conerly crossed home
plate three times and Chase Best,
Aaron Nadaskay, Brett Johnson,
Keith Nadaskay and Keen each
scored twice.
Eric Grace homered and tripled
for Hampton, while Ryan Roehm,
Eric Virgile and Pierre Lazarre each
doubled. Grace and O.T. Baez were
the only twin-tally batters.
In the Thursday opener on Field
3, Merrill Lynch nipped Big T 18-
17.


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Ray Rivas, Hodges and Ruben
Rivas each homered for Merrill
Lynch. Hendry tripled twice and
Jose Perez also tripled. Clogston hit
four doubles. Hendry and Clogston
were each three-score batters.
Dickerson homered and Lewis
Martin tripled three times for Big T.
Leadoff batter Wayne Graham also
tripled and came around to cross
home plate all four times he got on
base. Dickerson had triple scores
and Martin, Scott W. and Rene
Guzman scored twice apice.
In the Field 3 closer on Thursday,
Leisure Signs won 20-7 over
Hampton.
A triple for Jose Gomez and dou-
bles by Francisco Figueroa,
Andrew Hinojosa and Thomas
Gomez were the only extra-base
hits for Leisure Signs. A.J.
Danielson joined Jose Gomez and
Sam Rivera III in coming around to
score three times apiece.
Roehm tripled and Mickey Blas
and 'Virgile each doubled for
Hampton. Osles Lazarre and
Virgile came around to score twice
each and Francisco Prieto, Jackson
Frenot and Bias put solo scores on
the board.
There was only one game each
evening on Field 2, the men playing
the late game after the Women's
League is finished. Both games
were victories for The Krew.
On Tuesday evening, The Krew
downed Severt 21-6.
Ryan Thomas, Junior Bass and
Hank Butler, who also tripled, all
homered for The Krew. Cody
Greene and David Beumel each
doubled twice. Nine batters all cir-
cled the bases twice in the team
win.
For Severt, it was Yogi Lozano
smacking a homer and double.
Michael Weatherington also dou-
bled. Lozano was the only 'two-tally
batter and Josh Klein, Tim Darty,
Ervin Bodiford and Weatherington
all touched home plate once.
On Thursday night, the Krew
won 18-1 over Black List.
Bass, Beumel and Jonathan
Allison all homered for The Krew
and Eric Russell tripled. Allison
and Josh Mayer doubled. Leadoff
batter Justin Painter was the only
triple-tally batter. Eddie Strange,
Jose Carrillo, Russell, Bass, .Raul
Garcia and Briant Shumard came
home twice each.
A Pelham double was one of his
two hits for Black List. Keen was
the only batter to score, helped by
the Pelham double. Most of the
other batters were stranded.

Perhaps the greatest social
service that can be rendered
by anybody to this country
and to mankind is to bring up
a family.
-George Bernard Shaw


Four high-school students from
Peace River Electric Cooperative's
service territory were among the
nearly 1,500 youngsters from
across the country who participated
in the Electric Cooperative Youth
Tour held June 9-15 in Washington,
D.C.
Gilbert Jaimes of Hardee Senior
High School in Wauchula,
Cassandra Collins of DeSoto High
in Arcadia, Barbara Helfrick of
Lakewood Ranch High in
Bradenton and Crystal Price of Fort
Meade Middle-Senior High School
were selected on the basis of an
essay contest, held in the 15 high
schools located in the counties the
cooperative serves.
Each year in June, an action-
filled week provides high-school
students opportunities to learn first-
hand what it is like to be involved
in politics, community service and
today's pressing issues. The theme
of the 2007 Youth Tour was
"Commitment To Community."
Highlights included meeting
with Congressman Vern Buchanan
along with other elected representa-
tives in the U.S. House to discuss
the process of government and
issues of the day, and increasing
their knowledge of electric cooper-
atives and American history.
The Electric Cooperative Youth
Tour has been a joint effort of local
electric co-ops such as PRECo,
their statewide co-op associations,
and the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association in Arling-
ton, Va., for over 40 years.
"This trip introduced me to a
facet of our country that I have
never experienced before," tour
participant Barbara Helfrick said.
"I see pictures of our Capitol in the
news or hear about the latest laws,
Sbut to actually be in the city where
our government is in action was
truly inspirational."
In addition to taking in the sights
and sounds of the nation's capital,
all the state groups convened for
National Youth Day on June 11 to
learn from public figures and other
key speakers
This year's Youth Day agenda
included Mike Schlappi, a four-
time Paralympic Medallist and
two-time world Champion Wheel-
chair Basketball winner. Schlappi
shared his inspiring message for
every American, young or old:
"Just because you can't stand up,
doesn't mean you can't stand out."
The students were also treated to
a portrayal of a very influential
U.S. senator who authored the laws
creating the Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA) and Rural
Electrification Act (REA) in the
early 1930s. Former Nebraska state


COURTESY PHOTO
Electric Cooperative Youth Tour students (from left) Barbara
Helfrick, Gilbert Jaimes, Cassandra Collins and Crystal Price
meet U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan (13th District, Fla.) on
the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.


Sen. David Landis told the story of
the late U.S. Sen. George W. Norris
.(R-NE) in character, explaining the
formation of and the politics sur-
rounding the creation of electric
cooperatives and the Rural
Electrification Act.
Since 1964, the nation's coopera-
tive electric utilities have spon-
sored more than 40,000 high-
school juniors and seniors for visits
to their U.S. congressional deleea'
tions, energy and grassroots gov-


ernment education sessions, and
sightseeing in Washington, DC.
PRECo's support of students is
one way it gives back to the com-
munities it serves. For more infor-
mation regarding Peace River
Electric Cooperative and the Youth
Tour program, call the PRECo con-
sumer line at 1-800-282-3824 or
the Web site at www.preco.coop.

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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionll1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion,...7:00 p.m.

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1....11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

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



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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training .................. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.................... 6:00 p.m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 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.....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
Wednesdayy E.eemng Cqlt.9roups ,
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 .................. 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 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.


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ...................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................... 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School ........................ 0:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.mn.
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.................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .................. 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) .............. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
-FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Monmng b. *. II fI0 am.n n.
Evening Wor.hip ...................... 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...................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts .................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........................ 9:30 a.m.
W orship ................................ 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner...................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
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 DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening........................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THIlE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
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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 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Church Training...................... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (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 CHURCHII
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
'" & 3'1 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
13..7J.1wy. 17 SoautlyVauchula. :.
Suir. j) Schoul 10 (i00 a m
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship..... ............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service ...... ...... 7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
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 .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. ......... 7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66 (across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ... . ............. 10:00 a.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... I1:00 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,...'. ...... 1,1:00 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 ............ 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


A stranger was driving down a
country road, and he came upon
an old rvanlooking at the ruins of
his barn.
"What happened?" he asked.
"Roof fell in," he answered. "It
leaked so long it got rotten."
"Why didn't you fix it?" he
wondered.
"Well," he said, "I never got
around to it. When the weather
was good, there was no need.
When it rained, it was too wet to
work."
Don't you think it's time you got'
around to receiving the Lord? Put it
off and you'll perish.
The Bible says, "As many as
received Him, to them gave He
power to become the children of
God, even to them that believe on
His name."


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he sea is a treacherous beaut; her glistening waters
disguise all manner of danger. In the darkness of night
it can be difficult for a sailor to gauge the proximity of
his ship to the shallow shoreline, where sandbars and rocks
spell disaster. The lighthouse is a bright beacon...a signal in
the dark.
God's house is also a beacon...a signal in the world. We all
live in the twilight of temptation. Without God's guiding light,
life in this beautiful world can be deceivingly treacherous.
This week, search for a house of worship and enter the
sanctuary within. You will learn of God's loving care as you
study His Holy Word. "You are my lamp, 0 Lord; the Lord
turns my darkness into light" (2 Samuel 22:29). Let God be
your beacon in the world.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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21.37-22.16 22.17-29 22.30-23.11 23.12-22 23.23-35 24.1-23 24.24-25.12


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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
July 15, Angelo Ramirez Ybarra, 39, of 1538 Cortez Road, Bradenton,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of non-support.
July 15, Jeffery Scott Stringer, 45, of 812 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula,
and Michael Blain Johnson, 44, P.O. Box 1251, Wauchula, were arrested by
Sgt. Eric Thompson and each charged with larceny.
July 15, a theft on U. S. 17 North, criminal mischief on Chamberlain
Boulevard and a fight on South Road were reported.
July 14, a theft on Badger Loop was reported.
July 13, Steve Payne, 48, of 514 SW Third Court, Fort Meade, and
Lucille Christine Snow, 49, of 340 Pool Branch Road, Fort Meade, were
arrested by the county wide Drug Task Force and each charged with man-
ufacture of a hallucinogen and possession/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Payne was also charged with an additional count of each charge.
July 13, a vehicle stolen on Appaloosa Lane and a fight on Will Duke
Road were reported.
July 12, Manuel Cisneros, 40, of 102 1/2 First Flouise Court, Winter
Havaen, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther on a charge of non-support.
July 12, Cynthia Short, 41, of 1003 Steve Roberts Special, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of larceny in a
dwelling or property.
July 12, a vehicle stolen on SR 62, a tight at Rigney and Rainey
streets, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North, Boyd Cowart Road and Lost
Acres Drive and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
July 11, Charley Milburn Murphy, 59, of 4610 E. Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.
July 11, criminal mischief on Dade Street, SR 66 and Crewsville Road,
and thefts on U.S. 17 North and South Florida Avenue were reported.
July 10, criminal mischief on SR 62 and on Carlton Street, and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported.
July 9, Gavino Rivera, 35, of 8545 Chinook Road, Gardner, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble. on a charge of failure to appear in court.
July 9, Darius Westley Hudson, 27, of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,



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July 14, Nick Aguilar, 26, of 1423 Lost Acres Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with battery.
July 13, a residential burglary on Royal Lane was reported.
July 12, Gilberto Cisneros, 23, of 4615 First St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with robbery without firearm
or weapon and larceny. Capt. Brett Dowden also detained him on a charge
of violation of felony probation.
July 12, a theft on West Main Street was reported.
July 10, a fight on U.S. 17 North was reported.

July 9, a vehicle stolen on Myrick Avenue was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
July 15, criminal mischief at Eighth and Poplar was reported.
July 11, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.
July 10, criminal mischief on Seventh Street East was reported.
July 9, criminal mischief on Hickory Street was reported.


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Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with disorderly
intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and
introducing contraband into a correctional facility
July 9, a fight on Lincoln Street and thefts on SR 62 and on Peeples
Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
July 15, Francisco Segura Aleman, 27, of 639 Green St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with cruelty toward a
child, disorderly intoxication and two counts battery. Sheriff's Dep. Shane
Ward also charged him with kidnapping/false imprisonment, "an adult and
battery.
July 15, Cruz Kenneth Hernandez, 25, of 601 S. First Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with battery and criminal
mischief-damage to property.
July 14, Jose Concepcion Jaimes-Garcia, 33, of 2668 Snipe Drive,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whaley and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
July 14, Luis Gerardo Rochas-Rochas, 22, of 520 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI and no
valid license.
July 14, a residential burglary on East Townsend Street was reported.
July 13, Robert Trevino, 22, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, was arrested
by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with fraud-giving a false ID to a law
enforcement officer, and driving while license suspended.
July 11, a theft on U.S. 17 South and vehicle stolen on South Florida
Avenue was reported.
July 10, a theft on North Florida Avenue was reported.
July 9, a theft on Georgia Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
July 15, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way and criminal mischief
on U. S. 17 North were reported.


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


Later on as Jesus left the town he saw a tax collector with
the usual reputation for cheating sitting at a tax collection
booth. The man's name was Levi (Matthew). Jesus said to him,
"Come and be one of my disciples!" So Levi left everything,
sprang up and went with him.
-Luke 5:27-28 (LB)
Much can be said about these verses. The Pharisees and other teachers
of the law plenty to say about Jesus going home with Levi and eating with
such sinners. Levi had a big reception for Jesus and invited'other tax col-
lectors and friends. The Pharisees complained bitterly about Jesus going
with them.
What I find so interesting about this Scripture is how Levi left every-
thing and went with Jesus. Levi must have had a nice place to invite so
many people to his house to have a party, but he was willing to leave all.
Have you noticed how the disciples were willing to leave everything
and drop what they were doing and follow Jesus with no questions? It
seemed when people came into the presence of Jesus they would fall on
their face and repent, demons would leave or tell Jesus to leave them alone,
and others would just follow.
A Golden Nugget would be to have a close encounter with Jesus and
be willing to follow and leave all for Him. Have you had that kind of expe-
rience with Him? You can! Don't be afraid -just trust him! It is worth it
and quite a journey to go with Him whenever He wants you to go.'


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Pot' Pace


t{PON THf fILL
A few thoughts if you will,
About moj cabipt upon the hill.
It's surelY Vot for show,
Igut sure is pretty i the snow.
For someone from the flatwoods plain
A secoMd home I'll claiVn.
'cause domestic fowl ou nmaj vot see,
gut there is always the chickadee.
Not a rooster or a hev,
But kmaebe a caroliva wre,
or the eveI'yg sopvg thrush
Awao from the b city rush.
A view of whiteside Mountai's face
you realize there is 1 0o eed to race;
Or see Rabun ,auld
AVd hear the grosbeaIk call.
you kiVow everthi g is good;
,ehold the beauty of the doewood,
As flowers bloom asd trees bud greek,
TO really appreciate, it Vmust be seen.
Today may be dull ad gray
But then there is always aVother day.
Do not shed a tear
CouK't 0our blessings while here.
These are a few things about my ecabi
And i hope I can return againv ad agaiv.
For there mao be imanv skytlands
Put none with the beauty of Hlighlands.


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the author continue with a wModern, update.


Addemdum

To Rpmo The i-iit
still ajoy to arrive iw& the 2o007o ear
fappy to be here.
eveV though the cabiO is old
Avd time has takeV, its toll,
still Kie to sit apvd stare
AV4d eVjo the pusiKtaitK air.
MaM.r changOes is~ the past
ut Vmemvories still last.
TO cherish eah addltioVal dao
As that is the AmerinaK way.
A few more thou ghts, if lou will,
About me cabi, upoK the hilltt.

wedetl A. Turner
wauchuta
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Safe Keeping
By Rich -hepard
Emergency Manab:ment Director


BACK IN THE SADDLE
After a brief hiatus, Safe Keeping returns! Please accept my humble
apologies ;',. skipping a month or so, but we were downright busy over
here.
Your patience is appreciated, so let's jump right in with a couple of top-
ics for this month's edition: Tropical Updates and Heat-Related Injuries. So
Far., So Good.
With two early-season storms, Andrea and Barry, I'm sure many of you
thought we would be off to another 2005-like hurricane season. Up to this
point, those two minor storms have been the only tropical activity in the
Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. That certainly does not mean we should
become lax or ignore preparedness measures.
In fact, we haven't yet entered the peak of activity for Atlantic
Hurricane Season. Here are a couple of reminders, if you need to restock
your disaster kit or review your disaster plan:
Check any food items you might have purchased for spoilage.
Check battery-operated equipment like radios or flashlights. Are the
batlcries fresh? Does the device work'?
Review your home disaster plan. Has any of the information
changed?
If possible, back up data on your computer in case of power surges.
(Check with your machine's manufacturer for details.)
Check fuel levels in gas-powered machines, add conditioner (per
your manufacturer's instructions) if necessary.
Another topic I get asked about is water. How long can I keep it?
Where do I keep it'? Does it go bad?
The answer is, as a general rule, water is good for several years if it is
stored in a cool dry place and left unopened in its original container. If you
aren't sure, my motto is, "When in doubt, throw it out." Bottled water is
inexpensive and readily available pretty much anywhere on the planet. At
my house, if we haven't used the water in about 90 days, we put it in the
fridge and replace the one in our disaster stock pile.
Beat The Heat
With the persistent drought and high temperatures, we are going to
experience "feels like" temperatures referred to as the heat index well
into triple digits. That means the ambient air temperature might be in the
90s, but factor in humidity, air pressure and more and your body thinks you
got stuck in the oven and left on broil!
It's not uncommon for the heat index to be in the 100s during the day
this time of year. Extreme heat can cause serious injury. Below are some
signs and symptoms of heat-related injury:
Heavy sweating
Paleness
Muscle cramps
Tiredness
Weakness
Dizziness
Headache
Nausea or vomiting
Fainting
Skin: may be cool and moist


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Pulse rate: fast and weak
Breathing: fast and shallow
Heat exhaustion can lead to a much more serious condition, heat
stroke. Some signs of heat stroke include:
Severe symptoms of heat exhaustion.
The victim has heart problems or high blood pressure.
To prevent heat exhaustion, follow these simple guidelines:
Drink cool non-alcoholic beverages, as directed by your physician.
Rest in an air-conditioned environment.
Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath.
Wear lightweight clothing.
Of course, one of the best things you can do is to drink plenty of water.
Hydrate yourself before engaging in outdoor activities. If you feel thirsty,
that's your body warning you that it's time to stop, rest and replace those
fluids. Be sure to put on sun block, at least 30 SPF, to prevent sunburn.
Even minor sunburn can damage the skin's ability to regulate body tem-
perature.
In addition, the very young, very old and people with medical condi-
tions can be more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you see
someone exhibiting the signs and symptoms of heat stroke, get him in a
cool environment and call 911 immediately.
Never douse a heat stroke victim with cold water, as it can lead to
hypothermia. Yes, that's right. You see, the body has already lost its ability
to regulate temperature, so ice-cold water can do far more harm than good.
The best course of action is sponging with cool water and keeping the per-
son calm and cool in a preferably air-conditioned environment.
TIP OF THE MONTH
The annual "All Hazards Guide" is still available at local shops, restau-
rants and at the Emergency Operations Center. It has all types of informa-
tion about preparing for natural and man-made disasters. Get your copy
today!


PUBLIC NOTICE

HARDEE COUNTY PLANNING AND
ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Local Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING
on Thursday, AUGUST 02, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room, Courthouse Annex Room 102,412
West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida to offer a recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners for
Ordinance No. 2007-19
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map designation of 10.3+1-acres from Agriculture to
Public Institutional providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold
PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, AUGUST 16, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners' Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102,412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
for the adoption of
Ordinance No. 2007-19
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements for the PIZ Public Hearing should contact the
Planning/Development Department at least two works days prior to the public
hearing.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person r)eding to make
special arrangements for the BCC Public Hearing should contact the County
Manager's Office at least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9" Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering its decision the BCC shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant
and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
07:19,26c






July 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


First Methodist Cements Lead


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Approaching the final week of
the regular season, Wauchula First
Methodist has tightened its lead in
the 2007 Women's Church Softball
League.
The Methodists picked up a pair
of wins last week, while St.
Michael's Catholic Church had
only one game and won it. The
Methodists were at 9-0 at the end of
last week and St. Michael's in 7-1.
The teams meet again tonight
(Thursday) in their second clash of
the season. The Methodists won the
first game between them back on
June 14.
All seven teams have been com-
petitive with newer and younger
players being involved and battling
against the long-time, more experi-
enced squads. Behind the league
leaders are First Christian, New
Vision Worship Center, New Hope
Baptist, St. Alfonso's Chapel and
Celebration-Hardee Campus.
Games on Field 1 last week
began with Tuesday's New Hope
20-1 victory over St. Alfonso's.
Kaitlyn Henshaw, Erin Garza
and Regan Davenport each came


around to score three times for New
Hope. Shannon, Lori Dees, Melissa
Hartley and Carrie Crews each
added a pair of scores and Kyndall
Robertson, Cindy Hartley and
Linda Roberson chipped in with a
run each.
Kathie Villegas was the lone bat-
ter to score for St. Alfonso's.
Rosemany Rojas, Maggie Olvera,
Aurora Melendez, Rosa Villegas,
Tonia Gomez and Berta Rocha
were all stopped short of getting
home.
In the Tuesday nightcap on Field
1, New Vision downed Celebration
16-9.
Kimberly Holt, Angel Ussery,
Loretta Smith and Vanessa Smith
were all triple-tally batters for New
Vision. Sandra Holt put two runs on
the board and Whitney Smith and
Megan Henderson had a run each.
For Celebration, Erica Ureste, April
Lozano and Amy Bryan all circled
the bases three times. Sami
Graham, Frankie Flesher and
Annette Zuniga touched home once
each. Lozano, Chevee Cole and
Gretchen Mason were all stranded
at least twice.
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game on Field 2, First Methodist
crushed First Christian 24-7.
Jamie Rivas paced the Metho-
dists with a pair of triples and a
double. Mary Morgan, Kim Tyson
and Jackie each also doubled.
Crystal Bledsoe scored all five
times she got on base. Heather
Heine added four scores.
For First Christian, Melissa
Albritton and Tammy Taylor each
doubled. Lorie Crouse, Paige
Massey and Taylor rounded the
bases to touch home twice apiece.
Stacy Gough, Rachel Kipp and
Albritton added solo scores.
On Thursday night on Field 2,
First Methodist beat New Vision
13-6.
Aimee Dellepere homered and
Shauntee Hines and Heine each
doubled for First Methodist.
Dellepere was the only three-tally
batter. Morgan, Bledsoe and Rivas
had dual scores and Elene Salas,
Hines, Tyson and Heine touched
home once each.
For New Vision, Loretta Smith
was the only two-hit, two-score
batter. Megan Henderson, Kimber-
ly Holt, Ussery and Vanessa Smith
chipped in with a run each and
Whitney Smith, Lori Henderson
and Chrystal McDuffie were
stranded.
In Thursday's 6:45 game on
Field 1, St. Michael's won 24-5
over St. Alfonso's.
Lori Dees and Emily Ward each
put four runs in the book for St.
Michael's. Stephanie Roberson and
Joy Morgan added three scores
apiece and Amy Franks, Jodi
Griffin and Glenda Eures had win
tallies. Penny Strange touched
home once.
St. Alfonso's did all its scoring in
a third-inning rally, when Irma
Flores, Rojas, Kathie Villegas,
Nora Compos and Gloria Solis
came home. Liberty Mushrush,
Sonia, Deemer, Rosa Villegas and
Daisy Escoto were left on base.
In the week's finale on Field 1,
New Hope sped past First Christian
21-5.
Crews crossed home plate four
times and Amber and Krystin came
around three times each for New
Hope. Davenport, Kim and
Shannon had twin scores and
Hanshaw, Eryn Mahoney, Melissa
Hartley, Cindy Hartley and Crystal
Harrison scored once each.

First Christian got three runs in
the fourth inning when Taylor,
Linda Strickland and Albritton
Same around to touch home plate.
.Massey and Kipp added fifth-
inning tallies. Sandy D. and Staci
Standford each were left on base
twice and Crouse, Albritton, Taylor,
Liz Lenhart, Christine Davis and
Tina Hewett were all stranded too.


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Juan Carlos Lopez Perez, 20,
Wauchula, and Neivys Trimino-
Ochoa, 18, Wauchula.
Carlos Hudson, 34, Bowling
Green, and Sheneka L. Johnson,
32, Eaton Park.
Miguel Angel Vega Villeda, 19,
Bowling Green, and Carmen
Delilah Alamia, 20, Bowling
Green.
Santos Coronado Jr., 21, Zolfo'
Springs, and Cristian Perez, 16,
Zolfo Springs.
Perry Steven Mushrush, 26,
Zolfo Springs, and Kyndal Leigh
Merrill, 25, Wauchula.
Leonardo Rojas, 26, Zolfo
Springs, and Enedina Perez, 21,
Zolfo Springs.
Jarrod Luvear Oliver, 22,
Bowling Green, and Christina
Marie Perez, 20, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Aurora Garduno, voluntary dis-
missal.
Grady Johnson and Patricia
Johnson vs. Virgil Weed and Karen
Farwell, transfer to Circuit Court.
Rocky Shoes and Boots Inc. vs.
Roberto Flores and Dalia Flores
d/b/a La Floresita, judgment.
Leon Fulse vs. Sophia Ivery,
order granting eviction.
Linda Sue Petty vs. Sharon
Otero, judgment.
Erin Capital Management LLC
vs. Fulgencio Aviles, consent judg-
ment.
Antonio Chagoya vs. Rhonda
Smith, judgment of eviction.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o David A. Myers
vs. Peter M. McCray and Hatton
Trucking LLC, voluntary dis-
missal.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Sandra Prine vs. Wayne Prine,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.


Maurice Rivers and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Latonya Rodriguez, interstate peti-
tion for child support.
SanJuanita Milliard and DOR vs.
Sergio H. Melendez-Mora, petition
to enforce administrative child sup-
port order.
Ashley Nicole Turner vs. Eric
Wayne Turner, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Angelo 0. Seibert vs. Adan Cruz,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Ronnii Rias vs. Bowling Green
Police Department, petition to
review arrest.
Ronnie Rias vs. Hardee County
Jail, petition to review inmate con-
ditions.
Ramona Matthews vs. Archie J.
Hines, petition for injunction for
protection.
Robert E. Jackson vs. James
McDonough and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC), peti-
tion to review inmate situation.
Meko Wakeley vs. Charles
Hudson, petition for injunction for
protection.
Susan Hill Stephens vs. Veronica
Linn Hill, petition for injunction for
protection.
Kendra N. Lymon vs. Thomas J.
Cox, petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Troy A. Brant and Catherine
Brant, divorce.
Lee C. Reddick and Kim K.
Reddick, divorce.
Robert Darte Ahlbrandt and
Doris J. Ahlbrandt and Children's
World Day Care and Learning
Center of Hardee County Inc.,
divorce.
Elizabeth A. Darty and DOR vs.
Timmy Joe King, petition for child
support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Letitia Beth Moseley vs. Manuel
Hernandez Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Lisa Johnston vs. Darrell
Johnston, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Central Florida Healthcare Inc.
vs. Old Dominion Insurance Co.,
dismissed.
Dawn Pelham and DOR vs.
Christopher Drew, voluntary dis-
missal.


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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 4:00
RM., local time, on Friday, July 27, 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 insur-
ance 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 NOT REQUIRED

DEPOSIT OR PRINT CHARGE:
Complete Drawings and Specifications can be obtained at Chastain-Skillman, Inc. 363 U.S.
Hi hway 27 S, Sebring, FL.
Each Complete set of Drawings and Specifications .......................$50.0.
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. Howard 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. Howard Schofield, Town Manager
Town of Zolfo Springs
3210 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890 7:12.19c


Melissa G. Sunday vs. William
C. Miller, order terminating child
support payments.
Melissa Crews vs. Solon Wilson
Jr., injunction for protection.
Floyd Dunlap vs. John
Roxborough and Florida Reno
LLC, petition for judgment and
receivership denied.
Elizabeth Danielle Deleon and
Ismael Deleon, order.
Bridgettt L. Hendry and DOR vs.
Donald Patton, voluntary dismissal
of petition to amend child support.
Lashim Lyons vs. Christopher
Pennington, transfer to Polk
County.
Ronnie Rias vs. J. Loran
Cogburn, petition for inmate
review denied.
Joseph Comptis vs. James
McDonough and DOC, case
returned to Santa Rosa County.
Bank of America NA vs.
Lawrence W. Roberts, order to stay
judgment.
Roneaka Williamson and
Matthew Buxton vs. Charles
Clanton Heath, voluntary dis-
missal.
Kandyce W. Coble and Gaynor
L. Coble, divorce.
Lela Y. Johnson and DOR vs.
Eddie L. Dejerinett, child support
contempt order.
Kimberly B. Miller and DOR vs.
Jonathan H. Pleger, petition for
child support contempt order
denied.
Jillian Frost vs. Jonathan
Mariner, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.

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

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Carlos Garay to Raul Ofelia
Juarez and Carlos Garay, $35,000.
Jesse Parrish Jr. to Francisco
Juarez, $45,000.
Roger M. Harrison II to Richard
Aleman, $156,500.
Isaac Maldonado and Michelle V.
Michel to Ediberto and Josefa
Lopez Chazares, $60,000.
Judith Domenicucci to Renato G.
and Gloria Maria Guimaraes,
$129,900.
John W. Jr. and Sharon U.
Corbett to Leigh Thomas, $62,000.
Michelle L. Vermilye Crawley to
M.J. Griesan, $160,000.
Patricia K. Marsh to Ovina P.
Vasquez, $51,500.







6C The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2007


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
Strawberry Farmers Are
Optimistic: So far as we have been
able to ascertain the strawberry
growers are optimistic over the out-
look for a first-class home market
for the coming season as well as for
a greatly increased volume in past
years.
Past experiences have proven that
there is no doubt about the produc-
tivity of our soil. Neither is there
any doubt in the grower's mind
about making the crop for the sea-
son.
County Judge's Court Suddenly
Adjourned: County judge's court, in
session here since Monday, sudden-
ly adjourned Thursday .morning
when Judge F. G. Janes Jr., granted
a motion that the jury was improp-
erly drawn.
Judge Janes announced that the
law provides that not less than 200
nor more than 300 names be drawn
as jurors, but it was found the Bdard
of County Commissioners had
drawn more than the allotted num-
ber of names.
Hines Leading Hitter On
Wauchula Ball Club: Earl Hines,
shortstop, is leading the Wauchula
team of the Orange Belt League in
hitting, with an average of .388 in
17 games since he joined late in
May.
In the 24 official games played
this season, Wauchula won five and
lost 19. The team batting average is
.220.
50 YEARS AGO
River Front Tract Sold: A syndi-
cate of Cleveland, Ohio men have
purchased approximately two and
one half miles of frontage along
Peace River near Wauchula from
seven local residents.
The property starts on the west
side of Peace River at the new Avon
Park highway and runs south
approximately a mile and a half.
Approximately 500 acres of land
was involved in the transaction and


it is believe that it is purely specula-
tive.
Hunting Season To Open:
Florida's general hunting season
will open Saturday, November 16,
and hunting in the first district gen-
erally will be permitted every day.
Deer hunting will open November
16 close January 2.
Turkey hunting will run the same
dates. Squirrel and quail season will
open November 16 and close
February 2. Daily quail limit will be
10 and gray squirrel the same, with
two fox squirrels.
Local Man Gets Safe Driver
Award: On July 15, Rural Carrier
Cader W. Altman of Bowling Green
was presented a seven-year Safe
Driving Award by Postmaster Troy
K. Smith.
The award consists of a gold
lapel pin and a certificate of perfor-
mance from the National Safety
Council. It is recognized as the
nation's highest award for accident-
free driving performance and is
achieved only by those with perfect
driving records.
25 YEARS AGO
Postmaster Swann Retires: This
Friday will be the retirement day for
Mrs. Bonita R. Swann as postmas-
ter of the Wauchula Post Office.
She was appointed acting postmas-
ter on April 1, 1954.
She was appointed by President
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mrs. Swann
is the third member of her family to
serve as Wauchula's postmaster.
Her paternal grandfather, Francis B.
Rainey, served as postmaster as
well as her father, Homer B.
Rainey.
Sherry Keene Presented Piano
And Voice Students: Sherry Keene
presented her piano and voice stu-
dents in recital on May 22 at First
Christian Church in Wauchula with
31 students performing as
"Tomorrow's Musicians."
The church was decorated with
palms, greenery and large bouquets
of spring flowers. Student pianists
backed up the vocalists with each of
.the musical selections, and the
recital received a standing ovation.


Edward Delane Willis Is One:
Little Eddie Willis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Buddy Willis, celebrated his
first birthday with a party given by
his parents Saturday, July 17, at his
home.
Ice cream, tea, coffee and a sheet
cake were served. A clown was fea-
tured on the center of the cake with
candy flowers and one candle.
Helping him celebrate were several
members of his family.
10 YEARS AGO
New Animal Habitat In The
Planning: Potential plans for
revamping Pioneer Park had county
commissioners more than a little
excited last week. The Commission
voted unanimously to hire Merlin
E. Seamon Associates to draw up
plans for a new animal habitat.
The small county "zoo" houses a
black bear, cougar and about ad
dozen other animals donated over
the years which can no longer live
on their own in the wild. It has been
criticized over the past two years
and is in need of expansion.
Storms Damage Businesses: A
trail of damage was left behind at
several local businesses following
last week's storms. OK Tire owner
Jerry Ridings estimated about
$8,000 worth of roofing was ripped
away from the repair store.
Windows all along historic Main
Street were shattered by the storm's
winds. The Hardee Farm Bureau
was struck by lightning twice dur-
ing the storm, with the first strike
setting the gas line ablaze. It was
extinguished by volunteers before
anything dangerous happened.

K.D. Revell Health Unit Opens:
Moving vans are on the go these
days in the four blocks from
Courthouse Annex II to the new
K.D. Revell Health Unit on U.S. 17.
Although it will not open officially
until July 25, everyone is busy relo-
cating.
The staff will be settled in by July
21 and ready for tours after the rib-
bon-cutting on the 25. Altogether
the new facility cost $3.7 million

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INVITATION FOR BID PROPOSALS
AIR CONDITIONING PIPING
HARDEE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Sealed bids for new chilled water piping on the Air Conditioning System at Hardee Senior High
School will be received up to and including August 1, 2007, at 2:30 PM and shall be opened and
.read aloud at the office of the Superintendent of Schools. It will be replaced with STD schedule 40
BIk T&C A53 GR A ERW pipe and insulated with 1 1/2" foamglass. Each bid shall be submitted to
the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Hardee County School Board, RO. Box 1678,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Bids shall be sealed and submitted on the "Bid Form" provided. Bid
envelopes must be marked:
A/C Piping HSH
August 1, 2007
Manadatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to be held at the
Hardee County Educational Facilities Department, 1015 State Road 66 East, Zolfo Springs, FL
33890. Bid specifications will be distributed during the Pre-bid. A tour of work area will be
conducted immediately following pre-bid meeting for quantity take-off and conditions
Bid'tabulations with recommended awards shall be posted for review by interested parties at the
Hardee County School Board office. Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed by Section
120.53(5), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes.
The School Board reserves the right to accept or reject and or all bids received.
No bids may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of thirty
(30) days.
All workers on the job site must pass a security clearance for the Jessica Lunsford Act.
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July 19, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C.


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


WEDDINGS GONE WILD!
Just reading about the sky-high cost of getting married these days got
me thinking about the old Broadway tune "Let's Have an Old-Fashioned
Wedding," from "Annie Get Your Gun" with words and music by Irving
Berlin.
An "old-fashioned" wedding, as I envision it, would be one in which
the spending is restricted to an amount determined by one's ability to pay
and to the sheer force of reason. But the more I read and hear about it,
those days are long gone in the wedding business. The lavish receptions
that society has come to expect mean "ability to pay" has become irrele-
vant. And "reason" has nothing to do with it, because it has simply flown
out the window.
The costs, unfortunately, are only the beginning. I came across an eye-
opening article in a recent issue of Newsweek in which Rebecca Mead, who
analyzes the bridal industry in her new book "One Perfect Day," fears that
a psychological sea-change is taking place in the way we look at weddings.
Sad to say, I think she's on to something.
Mead believes that today the young woman getting married has
become not so much a bride as a consumer of bridal products. The more
conspicuous the consumption, the better. And if that involves a lot of
spending, so be it.
The unhappy truth, in Mead's thesis, is that a wedding is no longer
what it once was, due to the lessening influence of organized religion on the
lives of young people and a decided change in the moral climate. As she
expressed it to Raina Kelley in the Newsweek article:
"A wedding once marked a major transition in a person's life the
first time you slept with your spouse, lived with. your spouse. Today,
you're just not that different the day after the wedding ."
In the majority of cases, the sad fact is that all of what she says is true. It's
not the marriage, it's the wedding.
"So," the interviewer asked Mead, "we've been leaching all the mean-
ing out of a wedding?"
"Definitely," she replied. "As a culture, we're losing sight of what a
wedding is really about. Matching your chair tie-backs to the lining of your
'Save the Date' envelopes is not going to prepare you for marriage, unless
you're going into the catering business."
How can the trend be reversed?
.It's not that easy, given the consumerist society in which we find our-
selves. As Rebecca Mead puts it, the bridal industry has turned the wed-
ding into a shopping expedition and a pricey one, at that.
For those of us who look at things differently and, I would hope,
that includes all the friends of The Christophers who are reading these
words -we can start by reinvigorating the whole planning process, one
wedding by one. This begins with the brides and grooms themselves.
Prayer and a bit of counter-cultural wisdom might have to be called on here.
Then, by all means, let's have an old-fashioned wedding. It can still
- be done.
For a free copy of "Getting To Know You: Thoughts For Engaged Couples, "
write: The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017; or e-
mail: mail @christophers.org.




PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, AUGUST 02, 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 for the 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 N112 of SW114 of SW1/4 & W1/2 of S 20 ft of NW1/4 of
SW1/4 $16. T34. R25E

07-54 1234250000000200000
John GJWendy L. Howard request approval of Temporary Special
Use Permit to allow the location of a second dwelling In the form of a MH on
the parcel to enable the daughter to care for the mother on 7.20MOL acres,
zoned A-1 In the Agriculture Land Use District
On or about the corn of Shackelford and Griffin Rds
7.20MOL ac that part of W1/2 of NW1l4 of NW1/4 lying N of rd
12. T4S, R25E

07-55 1633250000001200000
William L. Manfull by and through the Authorized Representative requests
approval of a Site Development Plan for Ridge Estates S/D on
32.85+/-acres zoned PUD (Planned Unit Development) for the development of
178 single-family dwellings and 45 multi-family villas In the Highway Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
On or abt Torrey Rd E of US Hwy 17
32.85MOL ac $3/4 of NWi/4 of NWII4 LESS Parcel 1380 & LESS Rd R/W & E
394.35 ft of Nil/4 of NW1i4 of NW1/4 S16. T33S. R25E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, AUGUST 16, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-49, 07-50, 07-54
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 contact the Planning/Development Department at
least t'wo (2) working days prior to the P/Z Public hparina. 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 hearina. This Public Notice Is published in accordance with
the Hardee County Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating
to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9* Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that is 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 record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 07:19,26c


PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS
Here's an enjoyable anonymous story that was sent to be by e-mail:
A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the
other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. He
notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from
the original manuscript.
So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out
that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be
picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent
copies.
The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for cen-
turies, but you make a good point, my son." He goes down into the dark
caves underneath the monastery, where the original manuscripts are held as
archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.
Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He
sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing, "We missed the R!
We missed the R! We missed the R!"
His forehead is all bloody and bruised, and he is crying uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"
With a choking voice the old abbot replies, "The word was 'celebrate!'
"The above story is humorous fiction but tells of a serious problem in the
religious world today. It is not intended to make light of the life-long sac-
rifice of monks in monasteries or the life-guiding principles by which they
live their lives. Instead, this story reveals the importance of two different
areas of Bible study and theological academia.
The first is the important area that we must remember as we sit down
to study our Scriptures: We should put our trust in Scriptures, not in those
who teach Scripture. As the Christians in Berea were commended, we
must also daily compare what we learn to the Scriptures, in order to have
assurance that we have been taught correctly (Acts 17:11).
These Bereans were taught by the apostle Paul himself, but were only
going to believe Paul if he matched what the Scriptures said. And for this
distrust and careful acceptance of God's Word, they were called noble-
minded. May we all be "more noble-minded."
The second important principle of Bible study is the importance of the
details. We must pay attention to the details. A simple letter "R" changed
the word "celebrate" to celebrate in the above story. One letter or word
can make all the difference. For instance, look at Acts 2:38. Here we have
a verse that says that we should, "repent and be baptized for the remission
of sins . ."
This verse says that the result of repentance and baptism is the remis-
sion of sins. Some instead say that that this verse says, "repent and be bap-
tized because you have received the forgiveness of sins," attributing this
change to the Greek language that this verse was originally written in.
This cannot be true or Matthew 26:28 would say that Jesus said "for
-this is My blood . ., which is poured out for many because you have
received the forgiveness of sins." Jesus did not die because people had



PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
AUGUST 02, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 Wesi
Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following
ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 07-18

An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee
County, Florida, amending Ordinance Number 07-07; providing for a
new Sectic,).4. E., F., G., & H., thereof with respect to impact fees
imposed; providing for severability; providing for a new assessment
date; and providing for an effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contactthe County Commissioners Officeat leasi
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a)
and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection during regular office
hours at 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873,telephone
863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect tc
the proposed ordinance.
If a person decidesto appeal any decision made by the Commission, with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony)
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman 7:12-19c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DANNY SKITKA, 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. 541 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
10 ACRES M/R (OIL RIGHTS) NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of
SW 1/4 13-34-25 DB54P184

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
Oil Rights only, reserved in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of
SW 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3/4 South, Range 25
East, Hardee County, Florida.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS,
RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD
RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Name in which assessed: W.D. BOND AND HATTIE BOND

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 22" day of AUGUST, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.


already been forgiven but in order to offer forgiveness. Likewise, forgive-
ness of sins is offered to those who respond to Christ's sacrifice with repen-
tance and baptism.
Word order can also make a huge difference. Some today try and
change this to read "repent for the forgiveness of sins and be baptized."
This slight change in wording changes the entire meaning of the text. We
must be careful in our study, accepting truth for truth, and recognizing
falsehood.
As a preacher, I know how easy it is to misread a text, misrepresent
God and His Word, and teach something false. And it is this very fact of
preaching that makes it such a dangerous job (James 3:1). This is why we
need each person sitting in a pew to check out what we preachers, pastors
and priests say. Compare it to the Scriptures, and help us lead you closer to
God through the Bible.
We need people who will look at the details, every word and letter, to
make sure that we are reading, teaching and sharing God's Word correctly.
So I challenge you to look at your preacher with fresh eyes. Realize
that he, too, is a human, prone to mistakes and misjudgments. I challenge
you to compare his teachings to Scriptures. I challenge you to stand on
God's Word alone and not the teachings of men. Only by comparing your
Christian walk to the Word of God can you assure yourself of not missing
the great opportunities of life or the greater opportunities of the next life.
I'm Telling the Truth.



Florida's Freshwater Frontier

Gets $5,000 Tourism Grant


VISIT FLORIDA, the state's
official source for travel planning,
has awarded a Cultural Heritage
and Nature Tourism Grant to
Florida's Freshwater Frontier for
the 2007-08 fiscal year, which
began July 1, 2007.
* The announcement of the grant,
in the amount of $5,000, came dur-
ing the commission's June 14 meet-
ing in Coral Gables. "The purpose
of these grants is to expand cultural
heritage and nature tourism activi-
ties in Florida," said Kerri Post,
vice president of new product
development for VISIT FLORIDA.
"We were pleased that VISIT
FLORIDA and the Florida Com-
mission on Tourism selected us
from among a large number of
grant applicants, during their most
competitive grant cycle to date,"
said John Schlerlacher, tourism
coordinator. "These funds will be
used for the Attractions and Events
Pocket Guide and will help us bet-


ter position and market south cerr-
tral Florida as a desirable destina-
tion."
VISIT FLORIDA, a private/pub-
lic partnership, is the Florida,
Commission on Tourism's day-to-
day operating corporation.
Florida's Freshwater Frontier
(FFF) is the regional tourism arm
of Florida's Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initiative
(FHREDI) serving the six counties
of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hen-
dry, Highlands and Okeechobee,
and the communities of Belle
Glade, Immokalee, Pahokee and
South Bay. FFF promotes festivals,
events and attractions at marketing
venues regionally and throughout'
Florida.

If we keep doing what we're
doing, we're going to keep get-
ting what we're getting.
-Stephen R. Covey


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development
Authority (Independent Board) will meet on
Tuesday. August 07. 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the
County Commission Chambers, 412 West Orange
Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.

During this meeting grant applications received
will be reviewed and ranked pursuant to Chapter
2004-394; Senate Bill No. 3110; Laws of Florida.
Applicants may also provide a presentation on
their projects.

For more Information call the County Manager's
office at 863/773-9430.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the public meeting.
This notice Is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the members, with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager


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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR
WATER USE PERMITS IN HARDEE COUNTY
NEWSPAPER: WAUCHULA HERALD ADVOCATE
The following applications for WUPS to withdraw water from wells and/or
surface sources have been received by the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD) from:
Peaceful Horse LLC
3443 Hancock Bridge Pkwy Ste 301
North Ft Myers, FL 33903
Site/Project Name: Not Specified
20-4817.009 Application received 05/02/07 for agricultural use.
Total requested withdrawal
Average Daily Gallons Per Day: 589,800
Peak Month Average Gallons Per Day: 3,109,100
Maximum Daily Gallons per Day: Not Specified
From 9 well(s)
SECTION(S): 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36 TOWNSHIP 35S RANGE 25E
SECTIONSS: 19, 29, 30, 31, 32 TOWNSHIP 35S RANGE 26E
The applications are on file at the district office and available for inspec-
tion. If requested quantities are not listed, quantities were not supplied by
the applicant.
Interested persons have the opportunity to inspect a copy of the applica-
tion and submit written comments concerning the application. In addition,
if you wish to be advised as to agency action regarding a permit applica-
tion and provided an opportunity to request an administrative hearing
regarding the application, you must file a written request to the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34604-6899. Any requests or comments must be filed with the Regulation
Performance Management Department at the above address and must
be received by the department not later than 14 days after the date of this
notice and shall include the permit application number.
The district does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring
reasonable accommodation under the ADA should contact the
Regulation Performance Management Department at (352) 796-7211 or
1-800-423-1476: TDD only 1-800-231-6103. 7:19c
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Dated this 10th day of JULY, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD024XXXXX 7:19.-8:9







8C The Herald-Advocate, July 19, 2007



State CFO Alex Sink Visited Hardee June 27


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink visited Hardee County
on June 27 to speak with local gov-
ernment officials and later spoke at
a rally.
Sink was raised on a tobacco
farm in North Carolina and
received a degree from Wake
Forest University, taught school
three years in west Africa and had a
26-year career in banking before
being elected state CFO in 2006.
She is also a member of the Florida
Cabinet.
The Cabinet meets every two
weeks. Other members are Gov.
Charlie Crist, attorney general Bill
McCollum, and agriculture com-
missioner Charles Bronson.
Sink said the "Farm to Fuel
Initiative" can help Florida and
U.S. agriculture.
Sink received 2.5 million votes
to win the CFO election. She said
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
County are traditional strongholds
for the Democratic Party, and she
concentrated on getting votes in the
Panhandle, north Florida and rural
central Florida. She received 16 of
20 newspaper endorsements. Her
platform was fiscal accountability.
Sink said she plans to seek re-
election in 2010. The state has a
$74 billion budget.
She has suspended a statewide
accounting computer linkup project
that has cost $85 million in five
years, has been over-budget, had
time delays and has not worked as
planned.
Sink said Bob Milligan has been
hired as the state's consumer advo-
cate. Sink is also the state fire mar-
shall and oversees the state clemen-
cy board.
Sink also oversees the $150 bil-
lion state pension fund. The retiree
program currently funded at 107
percent, she said.
Sink believes the Florida Healthy
Kids medical insurance program
needs to be expanded.
The state has a potential liability
of $28 billion if a major hurricane








A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Glorify Your name, not ours, 0
Lord! Cause everyone to praise
Your lovingkindness and Your
trust. Why-let the nations say,
"Their God is dead!"
Psalm 115:1-2 (TLB)

FRIDAY
Our God is in Heaven. He does
whatever pleases Him.. Their
idols are made of silver and
gold, the work of human hands.
.. People who make idols will
be like them, and so will those
who trust them.
Psalm 115:3,4,8 (NCV)

SATURDAY
The Lord remembers us and will
bless us... He will bless those
who fear the Lord small and
great alike.
Psalm 115:12a,13 (NIV)

SUNDAY
May you be blessed by God, by
God who made heaven and
earth. The heaven of heavens is
for God, but He put us in charge
of the earth.
Psalm 115:15-16 (ME)

MONDAY
The Lord is kind and does what
is right; Our God is merciful. .
So If will walk with the Lord in
the land of the living . What
can I/ give to the Lord for all the
good things He has given to
me? I will lift up the cup of sal-
vation, I will pray to the Lord.
Psalm 116:5,9,12-13 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Praise God, everybody! Ap-
plaud God, all people! His love
has taken over our lives, God's
faithful ways are eternal.
Hallelujah!
Psalm 117:1-2 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
Oh, thank the Lord, for He's so
good! His lovingkindness is for-
ever. . It is better to trust the


Lord than to put confidence in
men. It is better to take refuge in
Him than in the mightiest kings!
Psalm 118:1,8 (TLB)

All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James'
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


hits Florida in a highly developed
area. This was a trade-off for stabi-
lizing the homeowners insurance
problem addressed by the Florida
Legislature.
Florida is one of seven states
with a AAA bond rating, she said.
Sink said she does not support
the proposed constitutional amend-
ment which will be on the Jan. 29,
2008, presidential primary ballot.
"Thousands would lose their
jobs. Services would be cut to the
bone or more."
Sink said she stands for fiscal
responsibility and is a "southern
conservative Democrat."
At an earlier meeting in
Wauchula on June 27, Sink said
driver license offices in Florida are
now open Monday through Friday
instead of Tuesday through Friday.
"There is a new spirit of bi-parti-
san cooperation in state govern-
ment."
Sheriff Loran Cogburn said the
proposed property tax rollback
causes him "concern" and would be
a "major problem." Sink said
Hardee is a "three percent county ."
Cogburn said his department has
seen a 40 percent increase in fuel
costs and a 20 percent insurance
increase. "Eighty percent of my
budget is for salaries and benefits.
We want to maintain our level of
service."
County manager Lex Albritton
cited increases in homeowners
insurance and health insurance,
which rose 15 to 18 percent last
year and six to seven percent this
year.
Albritton said Hardee has a $74
million budget partially funded
with $13 million in ad valorem
taxes. "Three percent would cost us


,ten percent. We had a $20 million
budget increase due to Hurricane
Charley."
He said Hardee is a "fiscally
challenged county," with 25 per-
cent of the county's land owned or
controlled by phosphate mining
companies. The county tax roll has
increased over recent years mainly
from a few industrial projects -
power plants and natural gas:
pipeline. Thirty percent of Hardee's
tax roll is residential, he said.
One power plant is contesting its
assessment. In question is about
$450,000 in county taxes a year for
the past three years, plus school
board taxes, he said. A ruling has.
not been made on the assessment of
the Vandolah power plant.
"Hardee County should be at
zero percent. Three percent cost us
$400,000," said Albritton.
Sink said the state has a new pro-
gram of offering free home inspec-
tions for storm safety. This can lead
to lower insurance costs.
Sink said state residents can find
out if the state owes them money
by typing in their name after going
to floridatreasurehunt.org.
She said the state pension fund is
invested 70 percent in stocks and
30 percent in bonds, treasuries and
fixed-income securities. The state
recently reduced its investment in
,stocks from 80 percent to 70 per-
cent. The annual return in recent
years has been about 15 percent,
said Sink.
Sheriff Cogburn said he has four
unfilled positions in his budget.
Sink said the Jan. 29 amendment,
if passed, could cost education $7.5
billion over five years in lost rev-
enues.
"As it stands today, I would not


vote for the amendment. It would
cut meat and bones from local gov-
ernments, thousands would lose
their jobs the first cuts are
painful enough, and services would
be cut."


Sink said the state could scram-
ble and get $5 billion to $6 billion
as a rainy day fund. She said the
state's citizens insurance program
is about 30 percent of the market.
The re-insurance potential liabil-


ity was $16 billion to the state and
is now a $28 billion exposure.
"Any shortfall would be met by the
state issuing bonds. Florida cannot
stand a (hurricane) Katrina or
Andrew without federal help."


Janice Wheeler, new owner of Hardee Livestock Market, and her cousin Mark Wheeler, president
of the livestock market, attended rally for Alex Sink.
_______ ___ ____


From left are Tara Klimek, communications director for the office of Florida Chief Financial
Officer, Alex Sink, and State Democratic Party Chairman Karen Thurman.


Florida CFO Alex Sink visited with several
cials on June 27 at old Wauchula City Hall.
E .-. ,=-ra :M


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County offi-


From left are Joe L. Davis Sr., Alex Sink and Joe L. Davis Jr.


Hardee Fire/Rescue Chief Michael Choate talks with Alex Sink.


Alex Sink speaks at a reception June 27 hosted by Joe L. Davis
Sr. (left) at Hardee County Health Department. Both are
Democrats.
Democrats.


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