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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 33
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, July 26, 2007


ACCIDENT ON PURPOSE


County Fire



Fees Fuel



Controversy


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A 43-year-old Bowling Green man has been charged with a pair of felonies as the result of a crash at U.S. 17 and Sauls Road late
last Thursday morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Roger Clark Ayers was arrested by Tpr. Steven McKinney
shortly after noon for allegedly using his silver Camaro (right) to intentionally bump the blue Honda SUV, causing it to roll over. He
had a dispute with the other driver. The SUV driver and passengers were transported to Florida Hospital-Wauchula. Ayers was
charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and crimes against a person by culpable negligence causing injury.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Pasture, crops,' citrus, poultry,
bees, dairies, plant nurseries or tim-
ber.
A controversy over how to apply
fire assessments to agricultural
property stymied the Hardee
County Commission and caused it
to delay until its Aug. 2 meeting a
proposed resolution accepting new
rates.
Based on a five-year average of
calls, residential property would be
assessed at $119 this year .(2007-
08) and gradually raise to $137.
Hotel/Motel/RV (transient use)
would be $11 per unit. Commer-
cial, industrial and institutional
properties would be based on
square footage. Assessment for
land would be $1.98 per acre up to
a maximum of 640 acres.
That drew the attention of com-


missioners, who differed strongly
on it.
"Parcel size of vacant land, per
acre is the only way you can do it.
Taking money out of General
Revenue because your land's on
fire doesn't make sense," said
Commissioner Nick Timmerman.
"A lot of land is inaccessible and
would burn because they can't get
to it. I'm for 25 percent of the rate
($.49 per acre)," countered Com-
missioner Dale Johnson.
The at-times heated discussion
came during presentation of a fire
assessment study completed by
Tallahassee Government Services
Group, based on three-year and
five-year data provided by the
Hardee Fire-Rescue Department.
The fireassessment currently is
$121 for residential property and
has three ranges of non-residential
See FIRE FEES 3A


Masked Thief Gets Jail


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
. One of two Highlands County
men who broke into a Wauchula
gas station during the middle of a
March night has now been handed
some jail time.
David Wayne Mann, 44, of 8
Quail Run Lane, Lake Placid, was
sentenced to one year in the Hardee
County Jail on Tuesday by Circuit
Judge Marcus J. Ezelle.
Further, the judge ordered Mann
to serve two years on probation fol-
lowing his jail term, and to pay
restitution to the Murphy USA gas
station in the amount of $2,265.
Mann will also attend a National
Corrective Training Institute class,
perform 100 hours of community


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service work, pay $495 in court
costs and fines, and pay $340 for
his court-appointed attorney, Ezelle
ordered.
The sentence was part of a plea
agreement worked out between
Assistant State Attorney Maureen
Markwood and defense lawyer


Karen Meeks. Still, Mann paused
and grimaced before entering each
of four "no contest" pleas to
charges of burglary while wearing a
mask, grand theft while wearing a
mask, possession of burglary tools
and trespass.
See THIEF 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A new community will be added
to Hardee County in the coming
weeks and months.
The Torrey Groves Community
Development District was official-
ly formed last week when the
Hardee County Commission ap-
proved an ordinance forming it.
South and southeast of South
Florida Community College, the
new "city" already has a Board of
Supervisors, similar to a commis-
sion or town council. Initial mem-
bers of the board are William


Straw, Christopher Kiritsis, Lavon
Cobb, William Lambert and Gary
Delatorre.
Once the community of stores
and about 700 residences is com-
pleted, the homeowners will elect
its leaders. Candidates will be sub-
ject to campaign financing disclo-
sures and oath of office require-
ments as candidates for Bowling
Green, Wauchula or Zolfo Springs
officials are.
Each director will be paid $200
per meeting, a maximum of $4,800
per year, plus standard travel and
See COMMUNITY 2A


Citrus Disease Found Here


Citrus greening has been con-
firmed for the first time in Hardee
County.
The disease was first found in a
commercial grove just north of the
DeSoto County line, says a report
from a Lakeland-based citrus asso-
ciation.
J.A. Clark, president of Florida
Citrus Mutual, said Monday that
several orange groves in south
Hardee County have evidence of


citrus greening. At least three own-
ers have been affected.
Barbara Carlton, executive direc-
tor of the Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association, added, "It
has been thought that greening has
been widespread in Florida. While
this find is disappointing, it was not
totally unexpected.
"Hardee County growers are
doing everything possible to pro-
tect their groves, using the best


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Hospital Enlarging


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A surgeon, new equipment, an
enlarged emergency room and new
air conditioning are among the
changes announced by the local
hospital.
General surgeon Dr. Clyde
Vanderpool will be among the new
tenants at the Hardee Family
Medicine building opening next
Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Located north across Carlton
Street from Florida Hospital-
Wauchula, the improved offices
will also be home to the Women's
Wellness Center and Daybreak
Behavioral Health Center.
Beginning in September, there
are plans for a $900,000 renovation
and enlargement of the hospital's
Emergency Department, increasing
it to 12 beds, its own entrance and


comfortable waiting area and
$135,000 in new equipment. The
reconstruction will take nine to 12
months.
"Although located in a small
community, our emergency depart-
ment visits rival those in larger
towns. Consequently, this planned
expansion will bring needed space
and equipment to better accommo-
date our community," said Cathy
Exendine, nurse manager for the
emergency department.
Partial funding for the emer-
gency room renovation came from
a $20,000 community grant from
Peace River Electric Cooperative
Inc. A $125,000 capital improve-
ment grant from the federal Office
of Rural Health will also assist in
the funding.
Another recent asset has been
See HOSPITAL ZA


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Three out of four is a very good average. The Hardee Senior
High School Academic Team has won the state championship
three of the last four years, winning its division in 2004, 2006'
and 2007, placing Gary Shumard, Jackson Frenot and Blake
Stagg, respectively on Team Florida, the All-State team. The A-
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Team is the only high school team to win a state championship.
Signs marking the accomplishment are at each of the entrances
to Wauchula.


Sintormation available. Growers
have overcome so many things in
the past, we are confident this, too,
will be just another trial in our his-
tory of pests and diseases," Carlton
said on Wednesday.
Michael W. Sparks, executive
vice-president/CEO for Florida
Citrus Mutual, echoed that thought.
"Growers are doing all they can to
manage this disease, but the key to
beating it once and for all is
research.
"We're moving in that direction,
but we must continue. I'm confi-
dent we can beat this disease
through aggressive and well-fund-
ed research coupled with best man-
agement practices at the grove
level."
See CITRUS DISEASE 2A




School


Millage


Down
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board intends to lower its millage
rate this year while still raising
taxes.
A public hearing on the tentative
spending and taxing plan is set for
this coming Monday at 5:01 p.m. in:
the School Board Meeting Room at
200 S. Florida Ave. in Wauchula.
And second, and final, public
hearing will be held in early
September, when a 2007-08 budget
will be adopted.
The proposal up for. public
scrutiny calls for reducing the ad-
valorem tax rate from the current
total of 7.663 mills to 7.564.
That rate, however, will bring in
more funds than in 2006-07, mak-
ing it represent an 11.48 tax
increase. While the 2006-07 mill-
age generated $11.9 million, 2007-
08's is expected to bring in $1,3.4
million.
The tax money will only partial-
ly fund a total budget of $63.2 mil-
lion.
School millage is broken down
into several different categories. It
See SCHOOL 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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COURTESY PHOTO
A schematic shows plans for the 105-acre Torrey Groves Community Development District with a town center including a large
grocery store as anchor retail client, other shops and about 700 residences (single-family, duplex and apartments).


Kelly's Column
By Jim


We received a short letter this week signed "A Friend." The letter
reads,
"There is a family of a father and two sons living on Hogan Street.
Each has major medical problems. Their only source of income is Social
Security. With their mortgage and other bills, I do not know how they make
it month to month. This last weekend the youngest son was at the local ER
twice and was finally transferred to one of the hospitals in Sarasota for test-
ing.
"The youngest son who has major medical problems has been sick for
several years and is getting worse. The father lost his wife almost two years
ago, and things have been getting worse since. The Stegall family is in des-
perate need of help, and I am hoping the community can help them."

About 89 people attended a "Back To Life" barbecue for Wanda Gunn
on May 26. Food included chicken, potato salad, beans, cole slaw, hot dogs,
hamburgers, pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream, coffee,
soda, beer and wine.
Wanda said she is 100 percent recovered from her serious motorcycle
accident on May 23, 2004.
The party was held at the home of Wanda and her husband Jirmm'y ai
1031 Morgan.-Gnrce Poad.at Charlie Creek'Village. Wanda plains to resume
cooking commercially. She can be reached at home at 773-0002 and cell
773-7927.
Wanda used to have a beauty shop. and cooked meals for the Kiwanis,
Lions and Rotary clubs and the American Legion.
She was in a coma for several weeks following her accident and has
made an amazing recovery. The redhead is a determined woman.

The School Board may soon approve lunch price increases of 50 cents
at local schools. If approved, elementary lunches will be $1.75 and sec-
ondary school lunches $2. Teacher lunches may rise 25 cents to $3. Food,
milk and fuel costs have increased.

If Barry Bonds breaks Hank.Aaron's all-time Major League homerun
record of 755, there should be an asterisk since Bonds hit a lot of his
homers, including 73,in one season, during the Steroid Era. His personal
trainer sits in jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

Former Hardee High and South Florida Community College pitcher
Calvin Brutus of Wauchula has won a partial baseball scholarship to FSU.
He will be groomed as a submarine-style pitcher. In the past he has thrown
three-quarters overhead. FSU is a national powerhouse in baseball.

Who will wind up as major college football's all-time winningest head
coach'?
FSU's Bobby Bowden is 77 and leads with 366 wins. Penn State's Joe
Paterno is 80 and has 363 victories. Both are still active. The friendly duel
is between Protestant Bobby and Catholic Joe Pa. Both are noted Christian
leaders.


THIEF
Continued From 1A


Ezelle adjudicated him guilty of
all crimes.
It was the community service
portion of his sentence that most
prompted Mann to speak to the
judge, asking Ezelle to have him
assigned to the college or other
such institution for those 100 hours.
"There are youth groups there,"
Mann said. "I could share my expe-
riences, to help someone else to not
be here like I am today."
Ezelle, however, said the court
was not concerned with where the
sentence was served. He told Mann
to discuss such matters with his
probation officer.
According to Hardee County
Sheriffs Office spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr., Mann and 19-
year-old Joshua Puzynski of
Sebring were arrested at about 4
a.m. on March 21 after breaking
into the Murphy USA station in the
Wal-Mart Plaza at 1377 U.S. 17 N.


in Wauchula.
They pried out a north-side win-
dow to gain entry into the building,
Harris said, and were spotted by a
manager arriving early to open up
the store. Both men fled, he said,
and were tracked by Dep. Mixon
Trammell and his K-9 Flash.
Both men had run west across
U.S. 17, and were found lying face
down between an oak tree and a
fence in the back yard of a home
near the store.
Mann was discovered with a blue
bandana around his neck, just as the
manager had described, Harris said.
He had worn it around the lower
half of his face, the manager said.
Also on the men were cartons of
cigarettes, $179 in coins and bills,
and a crowbar and other tools.
Harris said Puzynski later admit-
ted to similar crimes in DeSoto
County, where he is currently being
held.


. -PRNTES* PBLIHER


COMMUNITY
Continued From 1A


per diem expenses. That amount
can only be changed by a commu-
nity referendum.
Community attorney Steven
Southwell said the advantage of
setting up a district with a govern-
ing agency was to be eligible to
issue tax-exempt bonds. He and
county attorney Ken Evers have
been working on the petition and
ordinance to establish the new
c o m m u n ity ". '.. ....
Attached information describes
Torrey Oaks as "the first new
mixed use, traditional neighbor-
hood development (TND) built in
Hardee County consistent with the
principles of new urbanism."
The new concept for the commu-
nity proposes 688 dwelling units
and 85,000 square feet of
retail/commercial space, along with
.15 acres of open/recreation space.
and a walking/biking path sur-
,,rounding the perimeter of the--'
104.72 acres.
There will be streets 60 feet wide
and sidewalks averaging 12 to 15
feet.



CITRUS DISEASE
Continued From 1A
Citrus greening, also known as
huanglonbing, is a bacterial disease
that reduces production and can kill
trees. It has significantly reduced
citrus production in' Asia, Africa,
the Arabian Penisula and Brazil.
Hardee County is home to more
than 45,000 acres of citrus, making
it the sixth largest citrus-producing
county in Florida, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The disease is primarily spread
by the Asian citrus psyllid, a small
insect. It attacks citrus plants and
presents no threat to humans or ani-
mals.
The treatment is to remove and
destroy the affected tree, reset ,a
healthy young tree and spray the
groves about a half-dozen times a
year with insecticide to kill the
psyllids that carr. the disease.
Clark said a problem is that the
psyllids, a small sucking insect, can
fly.
Trained teams are checking some
groves for citrus greening. Testing
can cost $30 an acre each time, plus
the grove owner has the cost of los-.
ing bearing trees, disposal, reset
and cost of spraying.
Clark said early stages of citrus
greening can be hard to detect from
other tree problems. You cannot
test at only ground level. Various
heights are needed for proper test-
ing, he said.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
growers organization, with nearly
10,000 members. The Florida citrus
industry employs 90,000 people
and has a $9 million economic
impact.
The group, and other industry.
groups, are working to secure state
and federal dollars to fund greening
research. So far, nearly $8 million
has been secured, and the industry
is hopeful to supplement that
amount with an additional $4 mil-
lion in federal appropriations.
For more information on citrus
greening, visit www.doacs-
state.fl.us/pi/chrp/greening /citrus'
greening.html. For more informa-
tion about Florida Citrus Mutual,
visit www.flcitrusmutual.com.
Staff writers Joan Seaman, Jim
Kelly and Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


The anchor tenant of the retail
portion will possibly be a major
chain grocery store such as Publix.
There will be smaller daytime
retail shops and business officers
among the remaining 85,000
square feet of commercial/retail
space. These will have about 60
apartments or condo units on the
second- and third-floors of the
stores.
There will be a variety of other
housing. First is an estimated 284
single-family detached homes on
4,000-square foot (40'xlOO') lots.
Then there are nearly 90 single-
family detached homes on 5,000-


square-foot (50'xIOO') lots.
In addition, there will be 128
two-family homes (duplexes) on
6,000-square-foot (60'xl00') lots.
Augmenting that community will
be addition development along the
U.S. 17 corridor. About a mile
north on the east side of U.S. 17 is
a subdivision called Ridge Estates,
consisting of 1,249 homes.
Across the road (at the location
of the old Citrus Store) a hotel,
restaurant and closed storage is in
the planning stages.
Much farther north and west
. Shadowlawn, a mixed-use develop-
ment west of Bowling Green


toward Payne's Creek, where there
may be 1,820 homes.
The largest development being
planned is 14,000 acres in the
Sweetwater area, again containing
a closed community of homes,
shops and even schools.
The Vandolah Estates develop-
ment of 1,249 homes, the Florida
Institute for Neurologic Rehabilita-
tion community of 2,750 resi-
dences, Little Cypress Estates with
321 homes and a 55-plus housing
of the west side of U.S. 17 just
north of Moffitt will add more and
more homes in the county.


COURTESY PHOTO
A state-of-the-art $36,000 Hewitt-Packard portable x-ray machine provides better images faster
for patients at Florida Hospital-Wauchula. Standing beside the machine which is already getting
lots of use are'(from left) DianeDbo glass, imaging supervisor; Gayle Reeves, clerical supervisor;
and Beth Fletcher, radiology technician


SCHOOL
Continued From lA
is the, amount manaated by the
state, called "required local effort,"
which shows the decrease. And that
amount is what the state says the
local board must assess in order to
be eligible for a bonanza of state
funding.
That portion of the village will
go from 4.903 mills in 2006-07 to
the new and lower 4.804 mills.
Discretionary millage stays the
same at 0.510, as do supplemental
discretionary at 0.250 and capital
outlay at 2.000.
The total-of 7.564 represents yet
another reduction in school millage
rates, which have consistently
declined since ,the high of 9.630 in
1998-99.
Capital outlay projects. in the
new spending plain would bring
covered walkways' to Hardee
Senior High School and Zolfo
Springs Elementary School, a soft-
ball field at the new combined cam-
pus of Hilltop Elementary and
Hardee Junior High, renovations
for county office space at the his-
toric school building formerly used
by the junior high, and roofing and
other improvements.


HOSPITAL
Continued From 1A


installation of a new air condition-
ing system. When the hospital was
built in 1969, the old air condition-
ing system was encased in the
building, so removing it required
walls be taken down and replaced.
The new custom-designed sys-
tem, which will provide comfort
to patients,' visitors and staff, has
created better air flow and quality
at a lower energy cost.
The large-scale project began last
November at a cost of $100,000,
paid for by Adventist Health
Systems. "We are continually
updating the infrastructure of our
.hospital to provide a more comfort-
able environment to care for our
patients," said Dennis Meliti, hos-
pital engineering director.
To the hospital staff, perhaps the
best addition is a new portable- "
ray machine for diagnostic imag-
ing. "The staff of this critical-
access hospital is excited to offer a
new and better technology which
.gives better patient .care a top prior-
ity," says a hospital press release.,
The $36,000 Hewitt Packard
machine is more lightweight and
provides higher-quality images. It
was paid for through a state capital
grant for critical access hospitals.


"As a community of our size, we
are fortunate to have healthcare and
technology of this caliber. This is
made possible due to our designa-
tion as a critical access facility, but
also in part because Florida
Hospital and Adventist Health Care
is committed to quality," said Linda
Adler, Wauchula hospital adminis-
trator.
The older x-ray machine will
continue its service in the Domini-
can Republic at a Seventh-Day
Adventist mission.

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FIRE FEES
Continued From 1A


properties based on square footage.
There is no assessment on vacant or
agricultural land.
The commission was presented
with two possible budgets, one
based on a three-year average and
one on a five-year average. The
five-year average is $1 more on'
residential and transient occupancy,
a penny or two per square foot on
commercial, and a penny or two per
acre on unoccupied land (agricul-
tural).
Some of the rates listed are max-
imums. For instance, residential
would be $119 this year and have a
range extending to $137.
The commission discussion
focused on "buy-down" or General
Revenue (ad valorem taxes, etc)
paying a portion of the amounts to
ease into full amounts, especially
on the land per acre, which has not
been implemented previously.
In response to Johnson's com-
ment about unaccessible land,
Fire Chief Michael Choate pointed
out two things. First, containment
is important, not letting a fire
spread to adjacent properties or
buildings. Secondly, when the
Division of Forestry responds, it
brings bulldozers to push down
fences or any other obstructions to
getting to the fire.
Commission Chairman Bobby


Ray Smith said he knew from expe-
rience that a 200-acre property can
burn. A chemical burn in a microjet
at the pump house caused a fire at
his property. "It can happen," he
said.
"There should be a cap. It's a fire
whether it's 10 acres or 100," said
Commissioner Minor Bryant.
Landowner Marcus Shackelford
asked, "Have you considered how
much you would get at $2 an acre
and it goes to court? Depend on it,
it will be challenged."
Tharpe said assessing each entity
by the number of calls generated
has withstood legal challenge. "It is
legally defensible. What hasn't
been litigated is the buy-down or
the county buying out some of the
expense for one entity."
County Attorney Ken Evers said
apportionment has already been
court-tested and prevailed. "What
has not been court-tested is the buy
down, where ad valorem taxes pays
the difference."
"The risk of litigation is greater
if you don't assess evenly. We don't
have sufficient revenue to buy
down all of it," said County
Manager Lex Albritton.
Tharpe said land was "a unique
and irreplacement resource and its
preservation important to the health
and welfare of the people. Every


decision not to fund a certain cate-
gory means that comes from the
public (General Revenue)."
Commissioner Gordon Norris
pointed out that "the public already
is paying. Agriculture gets a Green
Belt exemption."
Thorpe said a resolution would
set maximum rates. If it is set too
low, it can't go up, but it can go
down. Adopting the ordinance will
come after the public budget hear-
ings in September.
Needing time to consider all the
possibilities, the commission opted
to consider the resolution again at
its Aug. 2 meeting.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief Michael'Choate said
later that only 49 percent of his fire
budget is met by the assessments,
which are based on fire calls, not
ambulance service. "The only true
and fair way to assess costs is by
who uses it," said Choate. A call
incident report for the past three
years ( 10,110 fire rescue incidents)
shows 39.27 percent fire calls are to
residences, 24.34 percent to vacant
(agricultural) land, 16.27 percent
commercial, and lesser amounts to
institutional, nursing homes, indus-
trial or warehouse, or transient
occupancy.
"With the Fire Department, it's


Hardee County 5-Year Average Budget and Rates (100%)
Estimated Budget $2,843,326
Average Rates and Land Buy-down Totals

Residential Property
Use Categories Rate Per Dwelling Unit Rate Per Dwelling Unit Rate Per Dwelling Unit
Residential $137.00 $137.00 $137.00
NonRedential Property Rate Per Square Foot Rate Per Square Foot Rate Per Square Foot

Commercial $0.24 $0.24 $0.24
Industrial/Warehouse $0.09 $0.09 $0.09
Institutional $0.20 $0.20 $0.20
Non-Residential Property Rate Per Square Foot Rate Per Square Foot Rate Per Square Foot
Use Categories
Nursing Homes $1.11 $1.11 $1.11
Transient Occupancy Property Rate Per Room 'Rate Per Room Rate Per Room
Use Categories Unit/Space Unit UnitUnit/Space Unit
Transient Occupancy $11.00 $11.00 $11.00
Land Property Rate Per Acre/lo00% Rate Per Acre/75% Rate Per Acre/50% Rate Per Acre/25%


$1.98


$1.48


$0.99


$0.50


out of sight, out of mind, until we
are needed and expected to be
there. We are expected to maintain
high capability of training and
response. I'm a taxpayer too; it
affects me like everyone else, but if
you compare this to the
taxes/assessments around us, we're
not even close," said Choate.
He explained why an ambulance
and fire truck are sent to an acci-
dent. Ambulances have no rescue
equipment on them. An engine has
all the hydraulic tools, including
the jaws of life, air bag equipment,
air chisels, saws, all vehicle extra-
dition equipment.
"More times than not the pre-
arrival information is not accurate.
The object is remove the vehicle
from the person, not remove the
person from it, which could injure
them further. We immobilize them
and remove the roof, dashboard,
doors, whatever needed to freely
extricate them."
Similarly, national standards and
state law require an ambulance
crew be present when working a
structure fire. "Fortunately, our
staff are cross-trained and are fire-
fighters too."
The department presently has
three engines, four rescue
(advanced life support ambulances,
one held in reserve), two tankers,


three brush trucks, and the Special
Operations/Haz Mat Truck which
includes swift water and rapelling
equipment as well.
The newest truck is already two
years old, the oldest a 1988 version.
It's not just the mileage, but hours
of use that is the problem. Engines
may idle for hours on the scene to
run the motors and pumps. When it
reaches its maximum of nine years,
its life is extended by making it a
reserve vehicle.
The EMS budget was cut 16 per-
cent this year and all capital
expense removed. "The public
expects us to show up and be ready.
With aged equipment, that's hard to
do."
The Wauchula and Zolfo Springs
fire stations have a lieutenant and


four firefighters on duty; there are
two firefighters at the Bowling
Green substation. All are covered
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A lieutenant is required for "span
of control." Arriving at the fire
scene, he checks all around it look-
ing for hazards (downed wires, etc)
and decides how to approach it,
whether to send firefighters into the
building or not. When the chief or
deputy chief arrives, he is briefed
and the lieutenant becomes a fire-
fighter.
Besides fighting fires, staff is
responsible for other duties.
National and state reports have .to
be completed on every incident.
There's training, upkeep of equip-
ment, inspections, fire prevention,
and many other tasks.


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Fixed Property Use by Property Calls
Category

Residential 818 39.27%

Commercial 339 16.27%

Industrial/Warehouse 49 2.35%

Institutional 289 13.87%

Nursing Homes 65 3.12%

Transient Occupancy 16 0.77%

Land 507 24.34%

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4A The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007


Obituaries


JOSE ANGEL VALDIVIEZ
Jose Angel Valdiviez, 87, of
Wauchula, died Sunday July 22,
2007.
He was born Jan. 4, 1920, in
Brownsville, Texas and had been a
resident of Wauchula most of his
life. He was a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church, a crew
leader, and a World War II veteran
serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Justa
of Wauchula; four sons, Pete
Valdiviez of Atlanta, Ga., Steve
Valdiviez and wife Flora of
Bowling Green, Jose Valdiviez Jr.
and wife Peggy of Wauchula, and
Ignacio Valdiviez and wife Cathy
of Groveland; seven daughters,
Josephine Chagoya of Waukegan,
Ill., Lupie Valdiviez of Bowling
Green, Minnie Valdiviez of
Nashville, N.C., Mary Lopez and
husband Omar of Bowling Green,
Christina Lopez of Tampa, Mona
Lujan and husband Jesse of Tampa,
and Barbie Valdiviez of Bowling
Green; 40 grandchildren and many
great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday,
July 26 at St. Michael Catholic
Church with burial in Zolfo Springs
Baptist Church Cemetery. Visita-
tion is Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula
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BERTHA F. BUTLER
HAGANS
Bertha F. Butler Hagans, 90,
died on Sunday, July 22, 2007, at
Good Shepherd Hospice in Au-
burndale.
Born in Monticello, she had
lived in Wauchula since 1939.
She was known to her siblings as
"Polly," but to many in Hardee
County shie was known as
"Grandma." Because she operat-
ed Hagans' Day Care at her home
from the 1950s until 2000, she
was "Grandma" to hundreds of
children. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula and for many years
enjoyed watching children in the
nursery while parents were at the
services.
She was predeceased by her
husband, B.T. Hagans, an infant
son, Robert; one daughter,
Sondra Hagans; and one grand-
daughter, Leigh Hagans.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Jill Roberts and husband
Larry of Wauchula; two sons,
Ronald Hagans and wife Betty of
Clinton, Tenn., and B.T. "Tick"
Hagans Jr. and wife Susan of
Lake Wales; two sisters, Lucy
Bush of Fort Meade, and
Virginia Quarles of Okee-
chobee; one brother-in-law,
Harry Hagans and wife Loca of
Wauchula; 16 grandchildren,
Amy Rigney, Emily Green,
Jason Roberts, Samantha
Hagans, Brian Hagans, Savanna
Hagans and Andrew Hagans, all
of Wauchula, Michael Hagans,
Michelle Ellis, Jonathan Hagans,
Christopher Hagans, Timothy
Hagans and Cameron Hagans, all
of Clinton, Tenn., Brian T.
Hagans of Wadsworth, Ohio,
Eddie Hagans of New Port
Richey and Rick Hagans of
Orlando; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren. She also leaves behind
Gary Moore of Wauchula whom
she thought of as a son as he was
always there for her.
Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, with visita-
tion from 2-3 p.m. Burial is in
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations in her name may be
made to a charity that helps
babies and children or to the First
Baptist Church Nursery, P.O.
Box 548, Wauchula, FL 33873.


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MILTON ROBERTS
Milton Roberts, 62, of Wau-
chula, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007,
in Wauchula.
He was born Oct. 28, 1944, in
Bartow, and had been a Hardee
County resident all of his life. He
was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church, a deacon, and
active in the church Brotherhood.
He was a 1962 Hardee High School
graduate. He was employed by the
Bar Crescent S Ranch.
He was preceded in death by
three sons, James, Ronald and
Donald.
Survivors include his wife of 43
years, Betty Roberts; mother, Hilda
Roberts of Lily; children, John and
wife Andrea of Wauchula, and
Mark and wife Jenny of New Zion;
brother, Lewis of Lily; and grand-
children, Dusty, Rachel, J.W.,
Erica, McKenzie and Kyle.
Visitation was Thursday, July 19
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Funeral Home. Services were held
at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with burial in Lily
Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Davis, the
Rev. Jim Williams and Duck Smith
officiated.
Memorials may be made to Oak
Grove Baptist Church.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


TERESA GRAHAM
Teresa Graham, 81, of Sebring,
died Friday July 20, 2007.
She was born June 16, 1926 in
Philadelphia, Pa., and had lived in
Sebring for two years. She had pre-
viously lived in Fort Meade and
Wauchula. She was a Catholic, and
was a retired dialysis technician for
Johnson and Johnson.
She was preceded in death by a
daughter, Debra Graham, parents,
Anna and Hugh McCann, sister,
Mary Randall, and brother, Buster
McCann.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Joanne Heggan of New Jersey,
Barbara Panarello and husband Joe
of Fort Meade, and Gail Pendleton
and husband Doug of New Jersey;
one sister, Anna Tanski .of
Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital,
Memorial & Honor Program, 501
St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
38105-1942.
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MILTON
ROBERTS
Milton Roberts, 62, of Wau-
chula, died Tuesday, July 17,
2007, in Wauchula.
He was born Oct. 28, 1944, in
Bartow, and had been a Hardee
County resident all of his life. He
was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church, a deacon, and
active in the church Brotherhood.
He was a 1962 Hardee High
School graduate. He was em-
ployed by the Bar Crescent S
Ranch.
He was preceded in death by
three sons, James, Ronald and
Donald.
Survivors include his wife of
43 years, Betty Roberts; mother,
Hilda Roberts of Lily; children,
John and wife Andrea of Wau-
chula, and Mark and wife Jenny
of New Zion; brother, Lewis of
Lily; and grandchildren, Dusty,
Rachel, J.W., Erica, McKenzie
and Kyle.
Visitation was Thursday, July
19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Funeral Home. Services
were held at 10 a.m. Friday at
Oak Grove Baptist Church with
burial in Lily Cemetery. The Rev.
Jim Davis, the Rev. Jim Williams
and Duck Smith officiated.
Memorials may be made to
Oak Grove Baptist Church.


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BERTHA F. BUTLER
HAGANS
Bertha F. Butler Hagans, 90,
died on Sunday, July 22, 2007, at
Good Shepherd Hospice in Au-
burndale.
Born in Monticello, she had
lived in Wauchula since 1939. She
was known to her siblings as
"Polly," but to many in Hardee
County she was known as
"Grandma." She operated Hagans'
Day Care at her home from the
1950s until 2000. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, and worked in the nurs-
ery.
She was predeceased by her hus-
band, B.T. Hagans, an infant son,
Robert; one daughter, Sondra
Hagans; and one granddaughter,
Leigh Hagans.
Survivors include one daughter,
Jill Roberts and husband Larry of
Wauchula; two sons, Ronald
Hagans and wife Betty of Clinton,
Tenn., and B.T. "Tick" Hagans Jr.
and wife Susan of Lake Wales; two
sisters, Lucy Bush of Fort Meade,
and Virginia Quarles of Okee-
chobee; one brother-in-law, Harry
Hagans and wife Loca of Wau-
chula; 16 grandchildren, Amy
Rigney, Emily Green, Jason
Roberts, Samantha Hagans, Brian
Hagans, Savanna Hagans and
Andrew Hagans, all of Wauchula,
Michael Hagans, Michelle Ellis,
Jonathan Hagans, Christopher
Hagans, Timothy Hagans and
Cameron Hagans, all of Clinton,
Tenn., Brian T. Hagans of
Wadsworth, Ohio, Eddie Hagans of
New Port Richey and Rick Hagans
of Orlando; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren. She also leaves behind Gary
Moore of Wauchula whom she
thought of as a son.
Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, with visita-
tion from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial is in
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations in her name may be
made to a children's charity or to
the First Baptist Church Nursery,
P.O. Box 548, Wauchula, FL
33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


LINO FLORES JR.
Lino Flores Jr., 50, died Tuesday
July 24, 2007.
Born in Waslaco, Texas, he was
a resident of Hardee County for 35
years and a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church. He worked in the
citrus industry as a laborer.
He is survived by a brother, Jose
Jenoro Flores; and three sisters,
Ascencion Rosas, Maria Valdez,
and Maria Alicia Trigueras.
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Wauchula














JOSE ANGEL
VALDIVIEZ
Jose Angel Valdiviez, 87, of
Wauchula, died Sunday July 22,
2007.
He was born Jan. 4, 1920, in
Brownsville, Texas and had been
a resident of Wauchula most of
his life. He was a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church, a crew
leader, and a World War II veter-
an serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife,
Justa of Wauchula; four sons,
Pete Valdiviez of Atlanta, Ga.,
Steve Valdiviez and wife Flora of
Bowling Green, Jose Valdiviez Jr.
and wife Peggy of Wauchula, and
Ignacio Valdiviez and wife Cathy
of Groveland; seven daughters,
Josephine Chagoya of Waukegan,
Ill1., Lupie Valdiviez of Bowling
Green, Minnie Valdiviez of
Nashville, N.C., Mary Lopez and
husband Omar of Bowling
Green, Christina Lopez of
Tampa, Mona Lujan and husband
Jesse of Tampa, and Barbie
Valdiviez of Bowling Green; 40
grandchildren and many great-
grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m.


Thursday, July 26 at St. Michael
Catholic Church with burial in
Zolfo Springs Baptist Church
Cemetery. Visitation is Wednes-
day 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel, Wauchula.



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Swim Team Having Strong Summer


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Over three dozen youngsters
from 6 to 19 have been putting in
miles in the Hardee High swim-
ming pool and it shows.
The Hardee Swim Association
squad has done well in two recent
meets, one at home and one at Avon
Park. Next weekend, several will
travel to Titusville for a long week-
end meet, accompanied by coaches
Dick Daggett and Tracy Pate.
"They're a real coachable group.
I've got 10 to 15 high schoolers and
25 or more junior high and under
on a pretty regular basis," said Dag-
gett, as he reported on recent meets.
Among his swimmers are 10-year-
old twins Amy and Maggie Brum-
field, and 11-year-olds Rachel and
Erica Roberts, triplets along with
brother John.
The swimmers span from.6-year-
old Shelby Zeigler to 19-year-old,
Boomer Olliff and 18-year-old
Casey Brutus, recent HHS swim
team grads.

VS. LAKE PLACID JUNE 30
Hardee hosted a partial Lake
Placid squad in late June and
enjoyed the outing, winning a
majority of the events.
Hardee winners of the day in-
cluded Maggie Brumfield, Rachel
Roberts, Garrett Albritton, Katiana
Pesquera, Priscilla Cisneros, Leah
Cisneros, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Jake
Willis, Olliff, Wyatt Kofke, Susan
Brumfield, Dylan Justice, Brutus
and several relay teams.



FRANKLIN THOMAS
BONE SR.
Franklin Thomas Bone Sr., 91,
of Fort Meade, died Tuesday, July
17, 2007, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Born April 17, 1916, he was a
native of Fort Meade, a member of
the First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade and worked for the lumber
company.
Survivors include two daughters,
Martha Boyette and husband Bill of
Lakeland, and Frances Cannon of
Columbia, S.C.; son Franklin T.
Bone Jr. and wife Gail of Fort
Meade; sister Margaret Smith of
Frostproof; brother Ralph Blount of
Frostproof; nine grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday from 4 to
6 p.m. Services were Monday at 11
a.m., also at the funeral home.
Interment is in Pleasant Grove
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


JERRY F. COOPER
Jerry F. Cooper, 64, of Gleason,
Tenn., died Saturday, July 21, 2007,
at Regional Hospital in Jackson,
Tenn.
Born in Hayti, Mo., to Virgil
and Lora McDow Cooper, he was a
truck driver for Williams Farms in
Ashton, S.C.
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Carol Cooper.
Survivors include sons, Mark
Cooper of Gleason, Tenn. and
David Cooper of Winter Haven;
daughters Lora Cooper of Gleason,
Tenn., and Jessica Cooper of
Martin, Tenn.; sister Delilah
Noblett of Bowling Green; and four
grandchildren.
Funeral services were on
Monday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at the
funeral home chapel, with Tracy,
McDaniel officiating. Interment
followed at Suratt Cemetery, near
Dresden, Tenn.
Bowlin Funeral Home Inc.
Dresden, Tenn.


Broken down into age groups,
there were ages 7-8 Wyatt Zeigler,
Daniel Sambrano, Priscilla Cis-
neros and Cole Terrell. Shelby
Zeigler and Jayma Barnett did not
swim that day.
Those in the 9-10 group were the
Brumfield twins, Rachel Burton,
Alexandria Johnson, Megan
McCullough, Reyna Parks, Atasha
Johnston, Kaitlyn Shaw, Claudia
Klein and Cleston Sanders.
Next were the 11- and 12-year-
olds, which included Leah Cis-
neros, Kayleigh Johnson, Emily
Rhodes, the Roberts sisters, Daniel
Boehm, Willie Godwin, Tyler
White, Jonathan Tucker, Eric
Klein, Derek Sambrano, Albritton
and Kofke.
Most of the 13-14 group are in or
about to be in high school. They in-
clude Sid Crews, Jake Willis, Susan
Bromfield, Dylan Justice and
Kennedy. Brian Hagans and
Savanna Hagans did not swim that
day.
The oldest group, girls and boys
ages 15-19 and joined by father
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In this tri-meet held in Avon
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and Lake Placid Association. Three
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awards for their age group. At 11-
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tying with a Hurricane swimmer
for the top spot. At 13-14, it was
Brian Hagans and for senior girls it
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The Hardee girls placed .second
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Those swimmers posting indi-
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Priscilla Cisneros, Amy Brumfield,
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Letter To The Editor

Rucker, Revell Families Are

Thankful For Community


l)eaC I'ditor:
The family of Ben Rucker and
Daniel'le Revell would like to say
thank you to each and everyone for
the donations, prayers and support
you have given. Friends and family
of l)anielle and Ben held a car
wash at the McDonald's parking
lot.
Thanks for everyone's generosi-
ty we were able to raise $1,100. It
would not ha\e been a success
without all the help from the fol-
lowing people -- Lea Saunders,
Patty Saunders, Melissa Rucker,
Jessica Hays, D'lise Wycoff, John
Pillard. Kayla Austin. Missy
Newberry, Taylor Bolin and Dana
Douglas.
We also \vent around the county
to sell raffle tickets. It was a 50/50
raffle drawing. Half of the money


we made off of it was split down
the middle and put into the
accounts. The other half went to the
person whose name was drawn. We
sold around $800 worth of tickets.
The money in both Ben and
Danielle's accounts is being used
for their medical expenses as well
as Danielle's funeral expenses. The
accounts are still open for dona-
tions at Wauchula State Bank in
Wauchula and in Bowling Green.
If you would like to put money
into the accounts they are as fol
lows: Jessica Hays FBO Danielle
Revell and for Ben's account: Ben
Rucker Medical Donations.
Again, thank you for all the
prayers, support and donations.
Sincerely,
Melissa Rucker


Letter To The Editor

Mother Knows How To

Dress Child Fo; School


Dear Editor:
First of all, I am a concerned par-
ent who would of liked to have
been able : voice my opinion on
the issue of the dress code (at the
junior high school). I do agree with
a dress code but would not uni-
forms have been better?
To my knowledge we the parents
did not even get a chance to speak
out, and these notices should have
been sent out six months ago, not 1
1/2 months before school starts. I
am not a last-minute shopper,
therefore I have already bought my
child's clothes, and they .ain't
cheap!


And when I called the school and
spoke to the assistant principal Ms.
Cornelius, she stated either take
them back to the store or wear them
to football games. Yeah, right. I am
not running back to all these differ-
ent stores.
I left a message for the superin-
tendent of schools, but I never got a
return call! Also, why ain't all the
schools doing this'? This just is not
fair.
And last, some parents may not
know how to dress their child, but I
do!
Diane Lane
Zolfo Springs


Letter To The Editor

Be Sure To Vaccinate Your

Dogs, Cats And Horses
Dear Editor: Dogs and cats need to be vacci-
Attention, all animal owners! nated yearly and horses every six
We here at All Creatures Animal months. All these animal diseases
Hospital have seen numerous cases are deadly and can cause death.
of canine parvovirus (3), canine Please call your veterinarian for
distemper virus (8), and Equine more details. Thank you.
Eastern Encephalitis (2 horses,
both dead). Dr. Slade Hayman
All of these diseases have vac- All Creatures Animal Hospital
cines and therefore are preventable. Wauchula


COURTffElS t- HOT/OS
Washing cars, from left, are Patty Saunders, D'lise Wycoff,
William Pruett, Andy Tate, Brock Newman and Ben Rucker.


Washing a pickup truck is Jessica Hays.


Letter To The Editor

Most Of New City Noise

Ordinance Is Ludicrous


Dear Editor:
This is in response to last week's
paper on "Hush." There are 13 spe-
cific prohibitions listed.
I have been out and about, and
most people laugh hysterically and
I don't blame them. More than half
the article is ludicrous.
Then there are these outstanding
finds. People cannot muzzle their
cats and dogs. That is cruel, and
who can tell their bird, "Hush.
Don't squawk."
How are they going to find a frog
that croaks all night or even an
owl?
Where I live at, people have
emergency cords to pull if fallen or
sick. Most of us all live alone, but
the sound brings us out to check on
the person.
Some people are hard of hearing
and need their TV up to hear it.
The mosquito control is that


the truck we never see or the thing
we hang up.
How do you tell your children or
grown-ups who like to sit out and
talk to carry some duct tape.
A lot of this has gone too far, and
most people I have talked with feel
the same and more.
What if you get company for a
few days. I guess at 9 p.m. we write
to each other.
I am not trying to sound hateful
or crazy, but this has gone too far,
and a lot of people are saying they
are leaving Hardee County.
I really do not know who came
up with all this, but you must live in
a cave where it is really quiet.
This might all seem crazy what I
wrote but so does "Hush."
Sounding off and God bless.

Millie Freeman
Wauchula


CRAFTERS NEEDED!
Highlands Hammock State Park is seeking craft vendors as it plans its
22nd annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This outdoor festival includes an arts-and-crafts area, and vendors are
needed to provide a wide variety of handmade items such as woodwork,
paintings, pottery, jewelry, floral arrangements, stained glass, Red Hat
favorites and more.
Annual attendance for this area event averages between 2,000 and
3,000 people. The festival is held outdoors in the main picnic area of the
park, and crafters do need to provide their own tables and chairs.
Interested vendors should contact me at dorothy.l.harris@dep.-
state.fl.us or (863) 634-7695 for more information or to request a vendor
form.
The only thing better than coming for the day is coming for the week-
end! Campsites are still available by contacting Rebere .\menca at 1-800-
326-3521 or online at www.ReserveAmerica.com
This annual festival is held to honor the men of the Civilian Conser-
vation Corps (CCC), a workforce established by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1933.
Four thousand-five hundred camps consisting of over three million
men were put to work in every state of the Union, including Alaska,
Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Enrollees, also fondly referred
to as Tree Troopers, Soil Soldiers and the Colossal College of Calluses
worked to reforest wastelands, develop recreational facilities, provide ero-
sion control, fight fires and to build dams, bridges and roadways during the
grips of the Great Depression.
The state's Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is located at High-
lands Hammock State Park in Sebring, and provides exhibits about the
CCCs work here and throughout Florida.


Register For
Traffic Class
A four-hour Alcohol Drug
Accident Prevention Training
course for first-time driver's
licerlse applicants has been set
for Saturday, Aug. 18 at South
Florida Community College,
2698 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green.
Pre-registration is required for
the 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. class.
Cost of $28 may be paid by
cash, check or credit card. For
more information, call 773-
2522, ext. 7392 or 7153.







FRIDAY, JULY 27
VZolfo Springs Town Com-
mission, special meeting on
new ordinance, Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs, 4
p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 30
V'Hardee County School
Board, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, first
public budget hearing, 5:01
p.m., rescheduled regular meet-
ing 5:15 p.m.




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Even in the meanest sorts of
labor, the whole soul of a man
is composed into a kind of real
harmony the instant he sets
himself to work.
-Thomas Carlyle


For the week ended July 18, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,936 compared to
11,096 last week and 9,947 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.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 144.00-185.00
300-400 lbs., 120.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs., 106.00-129.00.


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs.,
300-400 lbs.,
400-500 lbs.,


Frame No. 1-2:
120.00-170.00;
108.00-133.00; and
93.00-118.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-51.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-69.00.





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Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


HUGE STINKY
"The cats had a huge stinky mess today," the note lying on the kitchen
countertop informed me. My wife's scribbling allowed my mind to easily
grasp what to expect in our cats' basement domain.
This wasn't the first time; it seems to be more frequent as our cats,
Timmons and Ruby, head toward their twilight years.
Jokingly I asked my wife, "Remind me again, why do we have cats'?"
She alluded to their great mice-catching ability. Then she said, "The cats are
like relatives, you can't get rid of them."
Oh.
Huge stinky relative problems go back to history's first family, when
Cain murdered his brother Abel. From small squabbles to all-out war, the
family continues to be a battleground. We even have TV shows with fami-
ly woes as the main theme.
Most messy family situations start out small. Let's consider what you
and I can do to keep them from becoming huge stinky messes.
While this is a complex multi-faceted issue, the question of forgiveness
will certainly swirl in the mix. Jesus was approached by someone who was
willing to forgive "up to seven times" a relative who had wronged him.
Generous, since the Jewish Rabbis of the day taught that forgiveness should
not be extended beyond three times.
Jesus replied, "I tell you not seven times but seven times 70." The
point: He wasn't actually setting the limit at 490, but illustrating endless
forgiveness.
Even forgiving a person once can be gut-wrenchingly difficult. It was
kind of like when I went to clean up the cat's huge stinky. As I kneeled on
the floor with a rag wiping up the smelly mess, the stench tensed my stom-
ach.
And sometimes we need to bend to our knees with a white cloth and
wipe clean a huge stinky relative problem.
We need to forgive. And let your white cloth be forgiveness in the man-
ner. Jesus prescribed, "from your heart."
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 I John 1:4, "These things we write that our joy may be com-
plete. His column is published in nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Thank God! Call out His name!
Tell the whole world who He is
and what He's done! Sing to
Him! Play songs for Him. Broad-
cast all His wonders!
I Chronicles 16:8-9 (ME)
FRIDAY
Be glad that you are His; let
those who seek the Lord be
happy. Depend on the Lord and
His strength; always go to Him
for help.
I Chronicles 16:10-11 (NCV)
SATURDAY -;
Sing to the Lord, 0 earth;
declare each day that He is the
One who saves! Show His glory
to the nations! Tell everyone
about His miracles.
I Chronicles 16:23-24 (NCV)
SUNDAY
For great is the Lord and most
worthy of praise; He is to be
feared above all gods. For all
the gods of the nations are
idols, but the Lord made the
heavens and earth. Splendor
and majesty are before Him;
strength and joy are in His
dwelling place.
I Chronicles 16:25-27 (NIV)
MONDAY
God is serious business, take
Him seriously. He's put the earth
in place and it's not moving. So,
let heaven rejoice, let the earth
be jubilant, and pass the word
among the nations, "God
reigns!"
I Chronicles 16:30-31 (ME)
TUESDAY
Let the vast seas roar, let the
countryside and everything in it
rejoice! Let the trees in the
woods sing for joy before the
Lord. For He comes to judge the
earth.
I Chronicles 16:32-33 (TLB)
WEDNESDAY
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is
good; His love endures forever.
Cry out "Save us, 0 God our
Savior, gather us and deliver us
from the nations, that we may
give thanks to Your holy name,
that we may glory in Your
praise."
I Chronicles 16:34-35 (NIV)
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.







8A The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007


Berry Growers: At the regular meet-
ing of the Wauchula Strawberry
Growers' Association held in the
City Hall Tuesday, it was
announced that the directors had
appointed W.C. Buchanan as man-
ager for next year.
His appointment seemed to meet


SNAKES ARE DANGEROUS
AND SKUNKS SMELL BAD
In recent years we have treated snakes on more than one occasion, but
I remember the first time I was asked to treat one because it was a 12-foot
boa constrictor which was at least six-inches in diameter. It hadn't eaten in
six months.
I was in Sarasota on a horse call, and the folks asked me if I would
examine their pet boa constrictor which had been shot with a .22 rifle. It
obviously hadn't killed him, but the owners were concerned because it
wouldn't eat. I assured them my specialties were cattle and horses in those
days, and I wasn't really interested in using a stethoscope to listen for heart
and bowel sounds in a snake that big especially one that hadn't eaten
recently.
I remembered a story in the newspaper about a boa constrictor that was
a special pet at the Watering Hole sports bar in Sebring. The owner had
always been comfortable handling the huge snake, but for some reason one
day the snake sunk his fangs in the man's arm which, of course, is what boa
constrictors do before they swallow their prey. One of the patrons finally
had to pull out his knife and cut the snake's head off to get it off the man.
We can probably expect to hear more stories about these giant-size
snakes because when I went to a pet shop the other day there were about
250 baby boa constrictors in a pen. They were selling like hot cakes for $36
each. The owner of the pet store said he had ordered 500 this year, and they
sold so well he was going to order 5,000 next year.
These snakes are everywhere now because people buy them as pets
when they are very small. The baby Boa constrictors are about 16 inches,
grow to 39 inches the first year, five feet the second year and six and a half
feet the third year so they are just too big to manage, and people are turn-
ing them loose. Many of them are in the Everglades and, as hard as it is to
believe, one boa constrictor was spotted swallowing an alligator, which
ended in their mutual demise.
Another encounter I had with unusual pets was when I first went to
Arcadia and we were frequently asked to de-scent skunks. Actually we did
it on a regular basis. However, I remember the one occasion when my knife
slipped, and I cut into the sac and got thoroughly sprayed. I had to take
three days off work.
After about 30 minutes, if the skunk smell is on you, you don't smell
it yourself so it is really not much of an issue, but when I would walk into
the office the secretary would immediately start gagging.
Dr. Vaughn, who was my equine professor at'Auburn University and
had one of the most incredible vocabularies, used to say, "The olfactory
senses are most easily fatigued." He was certainly right about that particu-
lar skunk.
I tried everything, including tomato juice, repeated baths and immers-
ing myself in the swimming pool for two solid days. I finally got to the
point where I was tolerated, but I will be honest, there was a hint of the stuff
on me for weeks. Frankly I really didn't blame her when my wife insisted
I sleep in the other end of the house.

Most of the copper produced in the world is used by the electrical
industry, chiefly in the form of wire, because copper is the best low-
cost conductor of electricity around.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
the top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
Ford's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
again and stop by soon.
SSTEDEIVf i ,,t Ft. Meade
7:0tEe " 800375-2606
7:6tfc 800-226-3325


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
Buchanan To Manage Local


with unanimous approval from
grower-members present when Rev.
L.M. Parker, the president made the
announcement.

Mercury At New High In Hardee
County: Last Friday afternoon the
mercury climbed to a new high
mark in Hardee County when it
touched 98 degrees for about an
hour.
It was about the hottest afternoon
in the memory of local people and
certainly in the last several years,
when accurate records have been
kept by R.O. Evans, local resident.
Until now the highest temperature,
was recorded on July 5 at 95
degrees.


Earnest's Annual Sale Will Close
Tomorrow: The 26th annual July
Clearance sale of J.W. Earnest and
Co., Wauchula's leading dry goods
establishment, will close Saturday
night at 10 p.m.
The sale has continued since July
9 and has been one of the most suc-
cessful this firm ever held, accord-
ing to J.W. Earnest himself. He stat-
ed that he was highly pleased with
the event.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee Teen Club Has Been
Organized: During the past week at
the Youth Center, the Teen Club
elected officers. Paul Mills was
elected president, Dennis Melton as
vice president, Barbara Williams as
secretary and Terry Warrant as trea-
surer.
Teen Club membership is open to
all teenagers in Hardee County, and
there will be a special activity night
each week for the members of the
club. It has already held the Record
Hop that brought around 120
teenagers to the Youth Center.

Tax Increase Seen For '57 In
Hardee: Hardee County's taxpay-
ers, generally speaking, will find
their 1957 tax bills somewhere
between 10 and 15 percent higher
than last year county-wide.
The increase will come from a
higher assessment arid the same or,
slightly higher country-wide mill-
ages.

European Trip Was Hectic One:
"I've had it, and now I'm ready to
stay home," says Mrs. W.W.
Whitehurst who this week returned
from a four weeks' trip to Europe,
where she visited her son-in-law
and daughter, M/Sgt. and Mrs.
Tommy Green in Germany.
The Greens live in Grafenwohr,
Germany, near the Czechoslovakian
border. The inhabitants of that sec-
tion seemed resentful of Americans.
While traveling through Italy, she
said, everyone was happy and very
-friendly.

25 YEARS AGO
Wauchula State Bank Begins
$300,000 Expansion Project: The
Wauchula State Bank has begun a
$300,000 addition and remodeling
project at its facility in downtown
Wauchula.
A new vault is being built into the
addition. It has four layers of steel
around it and will have 18 inches of


Way Back When


cement added. The project was
begun on the first of July and is sup-
posed to finish around February
1983.

Reggie And Joe Anderson Set
Record In Canoe Race: Joe and
Reggie Anderson set a new course
record at the seventh annual Hardee
County Canoe Race. They took
advantage of the high water and
swift currents to finish in Pioneer
Park before the rest.
Their record was a time of I hour,
54 minutes and 39 seconds. The
previous record was 1 hour and 57
minutes. This was their personal
time two years ago. The race began
at the County Line Bridge in
Bowling Green, finishing in
Pioneer Park.

Miss Ballantyne, Dr. Pyle Are
Wed: Miss Deborah Jane
Ballantyne, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Ivan Ballantyne, and Dr.
James Melaire Pyle III, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Melaire Pyle Jr. of
Sebring, were united in marriage on
June 28.
The wedding took place at the
Faith Presbyterian Church. The
altar was adorned with greenery and
a background of burning white
tapers. Rev. William Thomas Mul-
cay Sr. of Frostproof officiated the
double ring ceremony.

10 YEARS AGO
Teachers Gain Average 2.62%
Pay Hike: Hardee County teachers
will head back to the classroom
with the promise of an average 2.62
percent raise. That was the agree-
ment coming out of a 55-minute
bargaining session.
The agreement was made
between the Hardee Education
Association/United and the Hardee
County School Board. Sitting at the
table for the union were President
Dick Daggett, Vice President for
Professional Services Linda Klein,
Kay Nicholson and Meriwether
Henderson.


AMENDED NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that, as per Chapter 116.21, Florida Statutes, the following monies will be paid to the
Hardee County Clerk of Courts Fine & Forfeiture Fund, unless claim is made on or before September 1, 2007,
and same shall be declared forfeited to Hardee County Clerk of Courts.


SERGIO RODRIGUEZ
JENNA MARIE COURT
DALE JAMES LAGASSEE
GARY LEE BALOUGH
LEONARD BYRON ALLISON
MALISSA ANN WILKINS
MARGARITA ROBLERO SOLIS
ARNALDO ANDRE MORALES
JOHNNY LEWIS NASH
JERRY BRAY
ELAINE MICHELLE STOLL
SHANNON R BURTON
RIGOBERTO F. RAMIREZ
EVERETTE VEREEN
JOHNNY AARON WARD
JESSICA LEIGH KLEIN
ANTHONY VALDEZ
JUAN PABLO CAVDILLO
JOSE LUIZ PONCE
DAVID T WILLIAMS
ROBERT EDWARD WOLFE
CRUZ RODRIGUEZ
EDWARD ALLEN JACKSON
SARAH CLARK HOLLOWAY PA
CARRIE M. CULP
FAI YANG


387.50
10.80
.7.50
27.00
19.50
7.50
50.00.
42.00
22.00
57.00
8.00
6.00
10.50
12.00
14.00
9.08
20.00
22.50
13.50
12.50
6.00
8.00
19.50
100.00
5.73
97.00


MISAEL LAZARO LOPEZ JIMINEZ
SERGIO A. ACOSTA PINEDA
ROMAN MANCILLAS
HERBERT N JONES
MICHAEL S DAVIS
JARROD L OLIVER
MANUEL JUAREZ
CALVIN W BATES
AARON J COOLEY
JOSE RAMIREZ
RUSSELL GUTIERREZ
SHIRLEY A SMITH/JENELLA JONES
ALFONSO HERNANDEZ
PAULA LAGUNAS
BONIFACIA SANTIAGO OLIVERA
LUIS ABEL MARTINEZ
CHRIS SUCHIAPA
CLAUDIA SILVANA CANCINO
MELGAR APOLINAR
CANDELARIA SALAS
SANTOS HUMBERTO LOPEZ
ERNESTO PEREZ
CARLOS RAMIREZIJOAQUIN RAMOS
SIDRONIO OTERO/FELIPE ENRIQUEZ
JOSE RAMIREZ III/AMY NICHOLS


27.50
22.50
5.06
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
15.00
250.00
170.00
250.00
45.00
87.50
312.50
165.00
125.00
27.50
250.00
500.00
27.50
60.00
1,000.00
250.00
250.00


Persons having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion of them shall file their written claims with
the Clerk of the Court of Hardee County having custody of such funds within the time specified by the notice
and shall make sufficient proof to the clerk of their ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any
part of the moneys so claimed. 7:26c


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
IN HARDEE COUNTY

NEWSPAPER NAME: THE HERALD-ADVOCATE
PUBLISH DATE: JULY 26, 2007
APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FROM:

NUMBER: 43 032950.000 APPLICATION RECEIVED ON 06/04/07
JOHN A CONROY III
1680 FISH BRANCH RD
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890-0000


CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION PERMIT
PROJECT NAME: FISH BRANCH TREE FARM
ACTIVITY: COMMERCIAL
OUTSTANDING FLORIDA WATER: NO
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: BUSINESS


AQUATIC PRESERVE: NO


PROJECT SIZE: 44.00 ACRES
SECTIONS) 17 18 TOWNSHIP 36S RANGE 26E
THE APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND AVAILABLE FOR INSPEC-
TION.
INTERESTED PERSON 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 SOUTH-
WEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, 2379 BROAD STREET BROOKSVILLE, FL
34604-6899. ANY REQUESTS OR COMMENTS MUST BE FILED WITH THE RECORDS &
DATA DEPARTMENT AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPART-
MENT 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 RECORDS
AND DATA DEPARTMENT AT (352) 796-7211 OR 1-800-423-1476: TDD ONLY 1-800-231-6103.
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Susan Lambert An All-American
Scholar: The U.S. Achievement
Academy (USAA) recently an-
nounced that Susan Lambert of
Bowling Green has been named an
All-American Scholar.
The USAA has established the
All-American Scholar program to
offer deserved recognition to supe-
rior students who excel in the acad-
emic disciplines. She is the daugh-
ter of Bill and Marie Lambert of
Bowling Green.


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

SPECIAL MEETING

FRIDAY JULY 27, 2007 4:00 PM.

OPEN BIDS FOR FDOT LANDSCAPE AND
IRRIGATION PROJECT ON US 17

PUBLIC HEARING AND READING OF
ORDINANCE 2004-03 CODE ENFORCEMENT
FOR SECOND READING

EVALUATION FOR TOWN MANAGER

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Notice Pursuant to F.S.286.0105
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision
made at this meeting with respect to any matter con-
sidered therein, will need a verbatim record of the
meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the responsi-
bility of that person to ensure that such a verbatim
record is made and included testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based, per Florida
Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim
transcripts. Any person with a disability requiring rea-
sonable accommodation in order to attend this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with a
request, Telephone (863) 735-0405,. Fax (863) 735-
1684. 7:26
7:26c


Melody Napier Graduates Basic
Training: Air Force Airman Melody
D. Napier has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn credits toward an asso-
ciate degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force. The 19-year-old is the,
daughter of Walter and Treva
Napier of Wauchula.










Brittany Hines


Up For Hard


By GAYLE KNIGHT (MISS G.)
For The Herald-Advocate
Brittany Hines, 14, has had the
unique opportunity this summer to
do what most teenagers love to do:
talk, talk and then talk some more.
This Hardee Junior High eighth
grade honor student with a 4.0
GPA, however, is doing more than
chatting on her cell phone with
friends.
Brittany has earned the honor of
representing Hardee County in a
district speech contest to be held
this September in DeSoto County.
At the district level she will be
competing against 14 to 18-year-
plds from four surrounding coun-
ties.
r Thanks to the support of the local
Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs,
Brittany has had the privilege of
practicing her speaking skills at
meetings throughout the summer
months. She began each appear-
ance with the promise that she will
do her best to make the county
proud of her. On August 23 she will
have a chance to speak at the
Hardee School Board meeting and
put the finishing touches on her
winning speech.
In April of this year Brittany,
with the encouragement and help of
her family, decided to enter the
local Farm Bureau speech contest.
The topic, "How Will The Global
iMarket Affect Agriculture In The
.Next Five Years?" was at first a bit
daunting for the young teenager
ixvho laughingly asked, "What
;exactly is a global market?"
Then, with a lot of determination
and the invaluable help of her com-
'puter, Brittany began- extensive
research into the field of agricul-
ture. It didn't take her long to real-
ize how important agriculture is to
the economy of Hardee County as
well as to the state of Florida.
"I didn't have a clue where to
begin. There was so much material
to cover. Thank heavens I had Mrs.
Gina to help me," Brittany says.
Local School Board member Gina
Neuhofer was a wonderful resource
and offered many tips on public
speaking. Contest judges Diana
Youmans, Steven Southwell and
Steve Johnson also were quick to
offer assistance.
After the research was complet-
',d, Brittany was faced with the task
.,of putting all the information
to)geiher and coming up % iih afive-,
'minute speech. This writing and re-
,writing was not all that much fun
according to Brittany who then had
to start memorizing all she had
Written!

Although she didn't realize it, at
age 6 Brittany was already showing
interest in agriculture. That was the
year she first showed an animal, her
bunny rabbit Thumper, in the live-
stock division of the Hardee
County Fair.
Then came five years of raising,


Brittany


showing and selling
Brittany learned that
that easy getting up
morning to slop the hog
dressed for school. Als
the chores of washing
the critters who were
not all that cooperative
times Brittany wonder


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fee County
actually had the bath, the pig or her.
Even though Brittany truly isn't
S,, fond of exercising, she did enjoy
playing with her pigs and taking
Mt ihem for short walks.
In addition to participating in there
county fair, Brittany is also deeply
president of her local club, Heart of
__ Hardee, for the past two years. Part
of her project work involved com-
munity service including bake
sales, car washes, and ringing the
Salvation Army bell during the hol-
iday season. She is quick to encour-
. age children of all ages to join a 4-
H club as a sure way to learn more
about their community.
Brittany is the "little sister" of
eleventh grader Justin Hines and
daughter of Mikey and Sandy
Driskell of Wauchula.
her hogs. She lists her interests as just
it wasn't all about everything although she
early each doesn't particularly enjoy sweating.
gs before she This summer she attended volley-
o there were ball and tennis camps and loved
and brushing being a part of an AAU volleyball
, sometimes team that traveled to compete in
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BASEBALL'S CHAMPIONS OF FAITH
For years, the sports section was the first place I turned in the paper,
especially during baseball season. The scores and stories were grist for my
conversations with friends and co-workers during the day and,provided the
proverbial "ice breaker". back when I was selling newspaper ads.
Today, I find myself spending far less time on those pages.
The scores and game recaps take second place to stories about athletes
doing drugs, athletes in trouble with the law or athletes complaining that
their multi-million dollar contracts aren't enough. That's not the kind of
news I want to start my day!
Recently, though, I had a chance to view a new DVD that reminded me
that while baseball like any line of work has its downside, it also has
people who believe that as important as the game is to them, living and
practicing their faith is far more important.
The DVD is called "Champions of Faith: Baseball," and it was pro-
duced by Catholic Exchange (www.ChampionsofFaith.com) and features,
among other major leaguers, Mike Piazza, David Eckstein, Jeff Suppan,
Mike Sweeney, Jack McKeon and Rich Donnelly. Each man talks about the
importance of spirituality in his daily life.
Piazza, currently with the Oakland A's, speaks movingly of the impor-
tance of the Eucharist in his life. His grade school dream was to be a major-
league ball player and, as he tells it, not only has he realized that dream but
he's done it as a part of his faith journey. He's kept his faith first.
During spring training in 1999, the Kansas City Royals told Sweeney
that he had no future, in their organization. Jolted, Mike went to Mass,
something he hadn't done in a long time, and he had a long conversation
with God. He imagined being on the back seat of a tandem bike and, he said
"I told God that, from that day forward, I'd let Him have the front seat and
do the steering."
Sweeney made the Royals and turned his career around. Since then
he's been on five All Star teams.
However, it's the story of the 2001 altercation between Sweeney and
Jeff Weaver, then of the Detroit Tigers, that I found especially moving. The
normally peaceful Sweeney charged the mound after he thought Weaver
tried to hit him. They had a bruising fight which resulted in bitterness that
wasn't resolved for five years. The emotional story of that healing will
affect you, baseball fan or not.
Suppan, of the St. Louis Cardinals, tells of seeing teammate Eckstein
at Mass one morning. "I didn't know he was Catholic and I don't think he
knew I was, either, but from that day on we've been going to Mass togeth-
er whenever we're on the road. It's helped us develop a strong, supportive
friendship."
Donnelly, third base coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, talks about
falling away from his faith after becoming a big league player. He was
returning to the church in 1992, when, at spring training, he got a call from
his 16-year-old daughter, Amy, telling him that she had a brain tumor. The
story of how his family coped with this tragedy is a witness to the impor-
tance and power of faith in our lives.
In the few weeks I've had a copy of "Champions of Faith: Baseball,"
I've watched it three times. For me, the stories not only restore my belief in
the national pastime, but, more importantly, they are great testimony to how
rich our lives can be when filled with faith.
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DEP Secretary Addresses


Farm To Fuel Summit


Addressing hundreds of partici-
pants, Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection Secretary
(DEP)' Michael W. Sole spoke
Friday at the two-day Farm to Fuel
Summit hosted by the Florida
'Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (DACS) in St.
'Petersburg. DEP Secretary Sole
served as moderator for a panel dis-


cussing Florida's Renewable Ener-
gy Technology Grants Program,
part of the 2006 Florida Energy
Act.
"The Farm to Fuel Summit is an
important step in reducing Florida's
dependence on imported oil,
encouraging the development of
alternative energy sources and
prompting producers and con-


WEATHER SUMMARY
Continuous scattered storms helped soil moisture supplies across the
State during the week of July 16 22. Rainfall for the week ranged from less
than an tenth of an inch at West Palm Beach to over four inches at
Monticello. Dover and Okahumpka recorded over four inches of precipita-
tion for the week. Over three inches of rain fell in Jacksonville, Frostproof,
and Putnam Hall. Several areas across the State received over one to two
Inches of rainfall. Temperatures in the major cities averaged from one
degree to three degrees above normal. Pensacola's temperature averaged
one degree below normal. Daytime highs were in the in the 90s with the
heat index increasing temperatures above 100 degrees in several areas at
least one day. Pleasant evening lows were in the 60s and 70s.

FIELD CROPS
Recent rains helped peanuts fields in the Panhandle as well as northern
Peninsula areas. Continuous rains are still needed to help aid the growth of
cotton and peanuts across the State. Rains helped hay fields in the
Panhandle. Peanut condition was rated one percent very poor, six percent
poor, fifty-three percent fair, thirty-two percent good, and eight percent
excellent. Rains helped elevate soil moisture supplies across the State but
areas receiving no rain still remain dry. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated
mostly short to adequate across the central and southern Peninsula. Soil
moisture supplies were mostly very short to adequate in the Panhandle and
northern Peninsula localities. Hendry County reported adequate to surplus.
soil moisture supplies.

Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 7 7 21 13 16 25
Short 18 27 42 40 36 49
Adequate 72 65 35 47 47 24
Surplus 3 1 2 0 1 2
VEGETABLES
Dade County growers continue to cut okra.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition was mostly fair. Fairly frequent
afternoon rains have improved pastures and hay fields. Rainfall earlier in
the month helped pastures and hay recover somewhat. In the northern areas,
pasture condition was mostly fair with grass growth limited by drought. In
the central and southwest areas, pasture condition were fair to good.
Statewide, cattle condition was fair to good.
CITRUS
Early afternoon rainstorm patterns have set in, assisting growers in
keeping soils moist and trees watered. All citrus producing areas received
between one and two inches of rainfall for the week. High temperatures
reached the mid to high 90s, with the highest recording in the center of the
State at 98 degrees, followed by the west coast at 96 degrees. Growers are
fertilizing, spraying, pulling out dead trees, and cleaning ditches. Crews are
scouting for greening and canker on a continual basis. Observations of vary-
ing fruit sizes in some groves have been noted due to multiple blooms.
Overall, trees continue to make good progress with some new growth due
to the recent tropical weather. The new fruit is sizing well across the State
and growers have a positive outlook for next year's crop.


HIGH HEELS AND PLAID
I know there are a lot of folks out there who live for fashion, but fash-
ion is not my cup of tea. I get a lot of flak about the way I dress. Still, my
wardrobe is not likely to change.
The truth is, when I walk into a department store I am drawn to the
men's section. I learned a long time ago that men's clothing is not only
more comfortable but much more convenient, requiring little thought
regarding accessorizing and color matching.
Not so with women's clothing.
For the most part I avoid laces, pleats and other adornments at all costs.
I am the female version of Al Borlin from "Home Improvement," the poster
child for "Extreme Makeovers" . the ideal target for a "10 Worst
Dressed" ambush in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
I am an avid fan of slogan T-shirts. The more ridiculous the sentiment,
the better. My biggest-concern when facing some type of dressy function is
whether to wear open- or closed-back sneakers.
I don't like to think about how long it's been since I bought pantyhose
or jewelry, and trying on shoes involves stopping in the aisle, slipping the
old shoe off and the new shoe on all while standing. If I can wiggle my
toes and they're affordable and not some hideous shade of purple or orange
as I do understand the danger of extremes I buy them.
Other than comfort, my primary motivation behind any wardrobe pur-
chase is price. I am a big fan of closeouts or 70-percent-off sales, which is
how I ended up with a pair of jeans with metal studs, sequins and a giant
butterfly on one leg.
It never occurred to me to look beyond the sales tag and size label on
these jeans. I'll admit that I didn't even know this artwork existed until I
got the jeans home. But I wear them, anyway, because they were 95 'percent
off and I paid just over $2 for them. Such a coup demands that I wear them
until they are threadbare and my knee is peeking through one or both legs.
I think nothing of wearing white cotton socks with sandals, and I have
been known on occasion to wear socks with flip-flops. Frankly, I consider
that a feat, not a fashion faux pas. I have never owned a summer shoe with
a heel, and proudly wear white after Labor Day.
I am a classic example of what not to do in the fashion world.
I know women who dress better for bed than I do for a night out on the
town, who wrap their hair in a towel before they go to sleep and who smear
on gobs of miracle moisturizers. I live where the humidity is 90 percent or
higher on a daily basis. If that's not moisture, then I don't know what is!
I haven't carried a purse in over 20 years. If it doesn't fit in the back'
pocket of my jeans, then I don't need it. To know me is to understand that
one of my favorite shopping haunts is the Army/Navy Thrift Store.
I know that it's a little hard to accept the fact that even though I'm fully
female, I tend to dress like my teenage son. I am a firm advocate of the "live
and let live" philosophy, and if I don't pick on you about your fake red alli-
gator-skin bustier, then don't pick on me about my loud Hawaiian shirt.
I'm from the South and do, for all intents and purposes, know how a
Southern lady should dress. I know I should be willing to part with a good
50 percent of my paycheck to buy shoes that hurt my feet and snappy cloth-
ing in my "signature color." I know that my makeup palette should be
"autumn," or warm and earthy tones.
So one might ask, if I know all this, why I persist in the bare minimum
of makeup and dressing like an off-shore oil rigger? Quite simply, I like my
creature comforts, even if it does mean wearing Sketcher Sports instead of
sling-back pumps.
Besides, I'm not sure you can even find high-heeled shoes to match a
plaid flannel shirt.. and I don't care to try.
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.

sumers to respond to the increasing To bring up a child in the way
demand for new solutions," said he should go, travel that way
Sole. "With 1,000 new residents yourself once in a while.
arriving in Florida each day, our
growing economy needs to have
adequate energy to not only power
our cars and light our homes but
fuel the industries of the future -
science and technology." F I
During his speech, Secretary
Sole commended DACS Commis-
.sioner Charles H. Bronson for host-
ing the second annual summit
allowing Florida to explore break- ;' P
through technologies to diversify P L U S
the state's energy portfolio and pro- .
tect the environment. '
In addition Sole highlighted sev-
eral of the winners of the Florida
Renewable Energy Technologies .
Grants Program, which awarded
$15 million in grant funding to cor-
porations, organizations and uni-
versities to develop alternative P L U S
energy technology. He also spoke
of the importance of increasing
conservation and energy efficiency
and aggressively using clean ener-'
gy technologies to help reduce BBL'
greenhouse gas emissions. P L U S
The Farm to Fuel Summit, which
attracted more than 300 partici-
pants, will help Florida take the
next step in promoting the produc-
tion, distribution and use of renew-
able fuels. The annual event is
designed for producers, marketers
and retailers of ethanol, biodiesel
and petroleum; farmers, ranchers i
and agriculturists; government offi-
cials, transportation industries; "
researchers and scientists; and '
investors and financial institutions.
Last year, the Florida Legislature,^
passed the 2006 Florida Energy -
Act, a four-year plan to diversify
the state's fuel supply, decrease the
state's dependence on fossil fuels
and promote energy conservation .,
and efficiency. Grant programs and
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Florida Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink on July 24 filed a com-
plaint asking for a declaratory judg-
ment from the Leon County Circuit
Court regarding "The Noel Relief
Act," or Chapter 2007-261, Laws
of Florida (House Bill 593). At
issue are competing claims for the
$8.5 million appropriated by the
Florida Legislature to Minouche
Noel and her family, which are in
direct conflict with the Legisla-
ture's intended payment of the
claims bill.
As the state's constitutional offi-
cer with the duty to settle accounts
of the State of Florida and draw
warrants to pay the state's financial
obligations, CFO Sink is asking the
Leon County Circuit Court to
affirm the intent of the Legislature.
Specifically, the court will deter-
mine the rights of all parties to the
$8.5 million claim so that Sink may
issue swift payment to the Noels.
Additionally, Sink is asking the
Leon County Circuit Court to cre-
ate a special needs trust with a
court-appointed trustee, without
which, she is legally unable to pay
Noel for her damages as the
Legislature intended.
Sink also filed July 24 an amicus
curiae motion, Latin for "friend of
the court," with the Broward
County Circuit Court in support of
Minouche Noel and her family.
Sink asked the court to deny the
motions by Minouche Noel's attor-
neys to reopen her case, originally
filed in 1990, and to file a lien
against the Noels. A hearing on the
motions filed by Minouche Noel's
attorneys is scheduled for Monday,
July 30, 2007.
"We've asked the Broward and
Leon County Circuit Courts to sup-
port our motions and resolve this
matter swiftly," said Sink, who
leads the Department of Financial
Services. "My heart goes out to Ms.
Minouche Noel and her family,
who have suffered far too long after
an incident of medical malpractice


almost two decades ago."
At six months of age, Minouche
Noel was left paralyzed after a
medical malpractice incident at a
public medical facility in 1'989. It
wasn't until 1999 that Minouche
Noel was awarded $8.5 million for
injuries and ,damages. Under
Florida law, any court judgment
exceeding $200,000 in a negligent
claims case against the government
can only be paid by an act of the
Legislature.
During the 2007 Legislative
Session, the Legislature passed a
claims bill to compensate
Minouche Noel and her family for
their losses, $6.5 million in a spe-
cial needs trust fund for Minouche
Noel and $2 million for her parents.
The Legislature specifically limited
the payment of attorneys' fees to
$1,074,667 and lobbyists' fees to
$85,000.
Recently, however, the Noel's
lawyers have taken legal action'in
effort to increase their compensa-
tion beyond that which was speci-
fied under the claims bill. The
Noels' attorneys are seeking an
additional $676,000 beyond that
which was authorized by the
Legislature, which would be taken
out of the damages awarded to the
parents.
Last week, Senate President Ken
Pruitt and House Speaker Marco
Rubio sent Sink a letter of legisla-
tive intent asking her to take legal
action to protect the interests of the
Noels.
As a statewide elected officer of
the Florida Cabinet, Chief Finan-
cial Officer Alex Sink oversees the
Department of Financial Services,
a multi-division state agency
responsible for management of
state funds and unclaimed property,
assisting consumers who request
information and help related to
financial services, and investigat-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 07-CA-234
HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK,
a national banking association
Plaintiff,
vs.
CYNTHIA CORD a/k/a
CYNTHIA S. CORD a/k/a
CYNTHIA MARIE SULLIVAN.
Defendant- /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herby given that pursuant
to a final decree of foreclosure
entered in the above entitled cause in
the Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida. I will sell the property situat-
ed in Hardee County, Florida
described as:
The South Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter and the North
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter.
Section 35, Township 34 South,
Range 27 East, Hardee County,
Florida and that portion of the
North three-fourths of the
Northwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter of Section 35,
Township 34 South, Range 27
East, lying West of Parnell Road.
LESS AND EXCEPT the follow-
ing: BEGIN at the Northwest
Corner of the Southeast Quarter
of the Southwest Quarter,
Section 35, Township 34 South,
Range 27 East and run North
121.90 feet to POINT OF BEGIN-
NING: thence continue North a
distance of 208.71 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 57 minutes
East a distance of 1043.55 feet;
thence South a distance of
208.71 feet; thence North 89
degrees 57 minutes West a dis-
tance of 1043.55 feet to POINT
OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH a 1985 Brig
Mobile Home, Title #43762651,
ID# GB1C919393
TOGETHER WITH:
A) All accessions, attachments,
accessories, replacements of
and additions to any of the col-
lateral described herein, whether
added now or later.
B) All accounts, general intangi-
bles, instruments, rents, monies,
payments and all other rights,
arising out of a sale, lease, con-
signment or other disposition of
said Mobile Home.
C) All proceeds (including insur-
ance proceeds) from the sale,
destruction, loss or other dispo-
sition of. said Mobile Home, and
sums due from a third party who
has damaged or destroyed the
Mobile Home or from that party's
insurer, whether due to judg-
ment, settlement or other
process.
D) All records and data relating
to the Mobile Home, whether in
the form of a. writing, photo-
graph, microfilm, microfiche or
electronic media, together with
all of CORD'S right, title and
interest in and to all computer
software required to utilize, cre-
ate, maintain and process any
such records or data on elec-
tronic media.
TOGETHER WITH:
All existing or subsequently
erected or affixed buildings,
improvements and fixtures; all
easements, rights of way and
appurtenances: all water, water
rights, watercourses and ditch
rights (including stock in utilities
with ditch or irrigation rights);
and all other rights, royalties and
profits relating to the real prop-
erty, including without limitation
all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal
and similar matters.
AND
All right, title and interest in and
to all present and future leases
of the property and all rents from
the property.
All nursery inventory and
accounts
TOGETHER WITH:
A) All accessions, attachments,
accessories, replacements of
and additions to any of the col-
lateral described herein, whether
added now or later.
B) All products and produce of
the property herein described.
C) All accounts, general intangi-
bles, instruments, rents,.monies,
payments and all other rights,
arising out of a sale, lease, con-
signment or other disposition of
said inventory and accounts.
D) All proceeds (including insur-
ance proceeds) from the sale,
destruction, loss or other dispo-
sition of said inventory and
accounts, and sums due from a
third party who has damaged or
destroyed the inventory or
accounts or from that party's
insurer, whether due to judg-
ment, settlement or other
process.
E) All records and data relating
to the inventory and accounts,


whether in the form of a writing,
photograph, microfilm, micro-
fiche or electronic media,
together with all of CORD'S
right, title and interest in and to
all computer software required
to utilize,. create, maintain and
process any such records or
data pn electronic media.
STREET ADDRESS: 4088' Parnell
Road, Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890 ,
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, on the steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse located
at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, in accordance with Section
45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at
11:00 a.m. on the 8 day of August,
2007.
NOTICE: Any persons claiming an
Interest irLthe surplus from the sale, if


any, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
Signed this 17 day of July, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
7:26, 8:2c
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 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


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


THE ZOLFO SPRINGS SWIMMING POOL
Once upon a time, on the northern edge of a small Florida town called
Zolfo Springs, on the west side of U.S. 17, a huge swimming pool attract-
ed people from near and far.
A pavilion perched on a knoll at the west end of the pool provided
showers, restrooms, refreshments, pinball machines, a jukebox and a dance
floor. Speakers were wired from the jukebox to tall palm trees outside, and
on hot summer afternoons the voices of Elvis, Sam Cook, Otis Redding,
Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Richie Valens, The
Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and The Supremes would waft over the water.
No engineer could have imagined a better site for the pool than that
designed by nature. It lay in a drop 10 feet below the highway. On the east
end, between it and the road, lay a wide strip of flat lawn perfect for sun-
bathing. On the south side a grassy slope, spotted with palm trees, slanted
up to a road that ran parallel to the pool. West, high up a slab of stone steps,
stood the pavilion. To the.north the land lay level with the pool and
stretched out into the Peace River Swamp. On the northeast corner of the
pool, a ditch, into which the pool was emptied once a week, wound through
the woods and drained into Rock Lake, which runs off into the river.
My great-grandfather used to ride my then-6-year-old grandmother by
the "swimming hole," as the pool was called then, in a horse and buggy.
When he saw for the first time males and females in the water together, he
is said to have exclaimed: "Good Lord! What is this world coming to? Men
and women swimming in the same water hole!"
When my mother was a teenager, in the 1930s, the WPA (Works
Progress Administration) lined the sand bottom and sides with cement.
Thereafter, once a summer, when the sulphur slime became unbearable, she
and her friends would drain the pool and spend an entire day scrubbing it
with mops and brooms.
In the early 1940s the county decided to charge a dime a day admis-
sion. Unaware of the impending fee, a boy named Vernon Ritch spent an
entire weekend building a diving board. Upon hearing of the fee, Ritch, out-
raged and indignant, tore down his diving board, took it home and convert-
ed it into an ironing board for his mother,


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Zolfo Springs pool was filled in and covered up. Only the
pavilion remains.


Chip Ballard, age 2, with mother Margaret Ballard in the Zolfo
Springs pool in 1950.


Inner tubes were popular at the pool in the early '50s. Swimmers
pictured here are identified as (up front, from left) Ann Himrod,
Chip Ballard and Annabell Whitcomb; (in back) an unidentified
boy, Lura Lanier, Twylah Sapp and Chip Ballard's aunt Carolyn
Ballard Loudermilk.


FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
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abilities needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or
agency sending the notice at 1014
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later than seven days prior to the pro-
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800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
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DATED THIS 11 day of July, 2007.
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Dear Editor:
,Alma Coleman Brooks Spivey is
beautiful. She has always been an
inspiration to me, and I'm sure to
the many privileged to know her.
Her strength of character, her
love and care for family, her ability
to see the good and bright side of
things even in her pain, the ability
to not complain, and her faith in
God ... all these blessings she has
bestowed upon us in love. She
worked hard, always giving of her-
self, always thinking of others,
always blessing someone else.
She is a good example for us to
follow. She loved her family, her
friends, her church and especially
Jesus Christ her Savior.
While visiting with her orie day,
.sligr said,.:I', think I have lived a
good life. I have few regrets. I'm
ready to do. I've made peace with
God."
If she could speak today, I think
she'd want us all to know that. I
believe with all my heart she is
with our Savior Jesus Christ and
with family who went before.
However, she is still here, in our
hearts, our thoughts, our memories.-
Her blood runs through our veins.
Her physical body may be gone,
but she is always with us. Let us
take comfort in that. Let us also
take comfort in the fact that she is
very much alive in Heaven, and if
Jesus is our Savior as He is hers, we
will be with her again.
In the invisible realm of Heaven,
I believe she is rejoicing today.
There is no more pain, no weak-
ness, no troubles. There is only
love, peace, joy, and beauty.
On earth, we can only try to
imagine what it must be like, but I
think she would encourage us to
try. Try to imagine what Heaven is
like, and try to create as much of it
on earth as we can in our daily
lives.
I think she would emphasize the
fact that love is the principal thing.
We must all love each other and
forgive. We must all forgive each
other, because love isn't truly love
until we have forgiven.
I witnessed this in action many
years ago, and many times over the
years through the life Aunt Alma


lived. What a strange thing, I
thought, but it was the love of God
being manifest, just as surely as
Jesus dying on the cross for our
sins. Love and forgiveness. What a
wonderful testimony and legacy we
have been given.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007: I was vis-
iting with Aunt Alma, when she
made an extreme effort to speak to
me. I know she knew who I was
and what she was saying.
She looked me right in the eyes,
and said, "When this is all over -
write a letter". It took all the
strength and energy she had to say
those words. When I visited her
again a couple of days later, she
was unable to talk with me again.
I have thought and prayed a lot
about those words, and I believe
this letter contains at least some-
thing of what she may have wanted..
She was humble, and she was
sweet. She would never say that of
herself, but since I'm the one writ-
ing the letter, I think it's okay for
me to say how I feel about her, as
well as what I think she might want
to share through me.
The only thing I have left to
write is that I know Aunt Alma
wants see us all join her when outr
time comes. If there are any of us
who have not asked Jesus to be otir
Savior, I'm sure she would say,
"Please, don't wait. Ask Him to live
in your heart' now. I want you to
come where I am when the time is
right, and no one knows how long
their time on earth will be. I love
you all, and I am waiting.
Salvation is a free gift. It's not
something you can earn. Within
ourselves, we can never be good
enough. If we could, Jesus never
would have had to go to the cross.
Neither can we ever be too bad to
save. It doesn't matter what we've
done, Jesus is always ready, will-
ing, and able to save our souls. All
we have to do is believe and ask.
Right now, I think Aunt Alma is
in the biggest and happiest family
reunion any of us can possible
imagine. I look forward to my turn
to join the party.
Sincerely,
Carol Ann Coleman Boone
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I learned to swim in the swimming pool. In those days you could buy'
a season ticket for $6 and I spent many summers getting my money's worth,
going almost every day. I lived less than a mile from the pool and often my
pals and I would walk to the pool in the morning, taking our lunches in
brown paper bags, and spend the whole day there: We'd walk home at sun-
set, our eyes as red as the setting sun from the chlorine, our small bodies
lean and hard and deeply tanned. We'd never heard of sunscreen.
In 1959, when I was 12, the great gushing spring which fed the pool
would fill it in two hours. It was in that year, on a hot sunny Sunday after-
noon, that I met my first girlfriend, Snootie. As always on the weekends,
the pool was packed. But as I sprang from the diving board into my swan.
dive, I saw her, small and skinny with long wet hair stuck to her shoulders,'
standing on the pavilion steps in the sun, smiling and seeming to look my
way. My swan dive disintegrated into a belly-flop, making a jarring splat
that I was sure she heard above the do-wah-wahs of Roy Orbispn's "Only
the Lonely."
After I dragged myself out of the pool and got my breath, I shoved
through the crowd to where Snootie now stood on the sidewalk near the
shallow end. Too shy to speak, I said hello the only way I knew how: I
pushed her into the water. Every time she swam within range of the diving
board, I cannon-billed her. Whenever I could catch her, I dunked her:
Unable to resist my great charm, she started meeting me at the pool every
weekend.
There were tender times as well as the rowdy ones, as when we'd flop'
down on a beach towel in the grass, toasted from the sun, soothed by Elvis's
"Love Me Tender." If our fingertips touched between us, I'd hold my breath
and pray she would not move her hand.
On Saturday nights in the pavilion there were dances. Sometimes
Snootie and I would sit outside on the steps or down by the water in the
grass. We would hold hands and, if the moon were bright enough and I were
feeling bold enough, I would put my arm around her and I hope she could
not hear the pounding of my heart.
Romance was alive and well 'in Hardee County in those days. Kids
never complained of being bored, of not having anything to do. There wag
always something to do: There was the swimming pool.
But in the 1980s, that natural historic landmark, the swimming pool,
was closed down and covered up. No one seems to quite understand why
the eminent people of power decided upon that unfortunate action, instead
of remodeling and updating to meet current qualifications.
What a rich asset that pool would be to the community today! And
what sad irony that Zolfo Springs, the only town in Hardee County for so
many years to have a swimming pool, is now the only one that does not.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@earthlink.net or visit his
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PAGE ONE:


SBand Camp Opens Monday


A


COURTESY PHOTIU
Lydia's House founder and director Sherry White of Wauchula holds a jumbo check showing the
donation from Peace River Electric Cooperative members. With her are Operation Round Up
directors (from front left) Marie Dasher, Jim Haskins and Stewart Tobias; (back) Hollis Albritton,
Bruce Vickers, Julian Tharp, Bill Hodge and Joe Parrish.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Calling all musicians! The lazy
days of summer are over!
The Hardee High School Blue
Star Brigade begins its annual band
camp on Monday. Anyone hoping
to be in the band should show up in
the band room at 9 a.m.
Second-year high school director
Steve Ragland has been planning a
lot of fun along with the hard work
in preparing the band's "Pirates of
The Caribbean" half-time show this
year. "I think we will all enjoy it,"
he said Monday.
Ragland is pleased to have new
Social Studies teacher Vince Noble
assisting him this year. Noble
brings a solid background in drum
and bugle corps and drill.writing


and "will be a valuable asset to us."
The color guard began some
basics last week and will continue
along with the band during the two
weeks of band camp, which will be
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from July 30
through Aug. 10.
There will be a band booster
meeting on Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. in the
band room. All parents, grandpar-
ents and friends are invited.
Ragland said there will be a new
class at the high school this year for
band students coming from the
junior high school or never in band
before. All others will be in the reg-
ular band class.
Ragland, who had been junior
high band director since 2002 and
high school director since last fall,
will also have the assistance of. his


wife Jennifer behind the scenes. He
eained his bachelor's degree in
music in 1988 at Western
Kentucky University in Bowling
Green, Ky., with emphasis on the
brass instruments, trumpet -and
French horn in particular. He taught
in Kentucky and Tennessee before
coming to Florida in 1998.
"I think it's going to be a real
exciting year. I'm excited and hope
all the band members and boosters
are too," he concluded.
For more information, stop by
the band room or call him there at
773-3181.
There is no happiness except in
the realization that we have
accomplished something.
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Operation Round Up, a charita-
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of $20,000 to a home for women
which will soon be opening in
Wauchula.
Known as Lydia's House, the
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those who have been battered, have
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pregnant.
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starting point for these women as
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\ \COURTESY PHOTO
Members of the Wauchula Garden Club have recently begun selling "Thymes Remembered," a
cookbook compiled by members, as its latest project to raise monies for the replacement of its
clubhouse destroyed in the storms of 2004. Old-fashioned tried-and-true family recipes are
included in this popular edition, which sells for $15. Six members traveled to Lakeland to attend
the recent District 9 meeting, where they are pictured above selling the books: (from left) Sylvia
Thornton, President Jeanette Perrine, Treasurer Carol Saunders, Mary Weisman, Secretary Bess
Stallings and Lois Summers. Anyone wishing to purchase a cookbook may call Thornton at 735-
2680 or Summers at 767-0742. The club, which meets the third Wednesday of each month, will
begin meeting again in September.


Girl Scouts Recognize

Hardee County Members


Several Hardee County residents
were among those honored recently
at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida's annual recognition cere-
mony in Sarasota.
Recognitions included gold, sil-
ver and bronze awards, religious
recognition, graduating senior
scouts, 10-year pins and high cook-
ie sales. More than 300 were hon-
ored.
The Gulf Coast region includes
the 10 counties of Hardee, High-


lands, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, Lee, Glades, Hendry and
Collier.
Laura Cole of Zolfo Springs was
honored as an outstanding leader.
Graduating senior scouts Rictoria
Bethea, Linda Jack and Leah
Llakos, all of Bowling Green, were
recognized.
Recognized for selling over
2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies
in the spring was Jessica Morris-of
Wauchula.


Thank You
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a
chair. Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so we
saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind
words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you
weren't there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console the heart, we thank
you so much, whatever the part.
Special thanks to. .Vanessa Hernandez,
Pastor Dwaine Willis, Brother Jim Williams,
and Mr. Donald Duck" Smith.
With Love,
The Family of Dwight A. Rogers soc7:26p


Thank You
I want to thank everyone that encouraged
and supported my kidney donation last
month to my brother-in-law, Scott Lang.
All of the prayers, kindness and generosity
was very much appreciated.
Special Thanks to0:
Jesus for planning my life so perfectly.
My husband Jimmy Lang, my mom
Darlene Daniels, my Granny Rogers
and friends Bob and Pam Belflower.
Kidney Donor Tracy Lang
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ONE PINK, NO BLUES
Mr. and Mrs. Erick Quintana,
Wauchula, a seven pound, 9.5
ounce daughter, Natalie Elyse, born
July 8, 2007, DeSoto Memorial
Hospital, Arcadia. Mrs. Quintana is
the .former Lydia Ann Calvillo.
Maternal grandparents are Jesus
and Alicia Calvillo of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are Fidel and
Yolanda Quintana of Joliet, Ill.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.
It's always helpful to learn from
your mistakes because then
your mistakes seem worthwhile.
-Garry Marshall
If the family were a fruit, it
would be anorange, a circle of
sections, held together but sep-
arable-each segment distinct.
-Letty Cottin Pogrebin


Living

ANGUS AWARDS


COURTESY PHOTO
R. Roy Petteway of Zolfo Springs recently returned from the 2007 National Junior Angus Show
held July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. While there, Petteway represented Florida in the National Junior
Angus Showmanship Contest, received a $1,000 scholarship and earned a Gold Award as a junior
in the final year of the program who has previously won the bronze and silver awards. Petteway
also participated in the Miami-Dade Fair this past spring, and is pictured above at that event.
There, he won Reserve Grand Champion Angus Bull with PCC Osceola 0622. His heifer, PCC
Royal Class 004 0621, won Junior Heifer Division Champion and PCC Valencias New Day 0519
won Senior Division Reserve Champion there as well. He is the son of Roy and Wendy Petteway
of Zolfo Springs and works with the family business, Petteway Citrus & Cattle.


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Tinker Bell

Theme For

Celebration
Faith Ann Rickett, the daughter
of Matt and Ashley Rickett of
Wauchula, turned 1 year old on July
11.
She celebrated with a birthday
party at Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs on July 14. Theme for the
party was Tinker Bell.
Guests were served hamburgers,
hot dogs, cake and watermelon.
Many family members and
friends joined in the fun.



Casen Smith

Has First

Birthday
Casen Brian Smith, the son of
Andrew and Stephanie Smith of
Wauchula, turned 1 year old on July
14.
He celebrated with a party in the
recreation center at New Hope
Baptist Church. Theme for the
occasion was John Deere.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken
wings, pork, baked beans and pota-
to salad were served.
Guests included grandparents
Annette and Steven Zuniga and
Sophia and Gary Smith, aunt
Danielle, uncles Matt and Tyler,



Pizza Party

Celebrates

8th Birthday

Courtney Logan Cunningham
celebrated her eighth birthday on
July 9.
Logan is the daughter of Kelley
and Teresa Cunningham of Wau-
chula. A party was held in her honor
at their Wauchula home.
Guests were served pizza, cake
and ice cream.
Joining in the festivities were sis-
ters Allie and Amber and brother


Faith


great-grandparents Manuel and
Beatrice Zuniga and Harriett
Watkins, and numerous family
members and friends.


Casen


Nick, grandmother Loretta Smith
and many friends.


Logan


Until the 1700s, ballerinas wore long, heavy skirts, tight corsets
and heeled slippers-all of which limited their ability to jump and per-
form other energetic movements.


Ramirez Family Daycare Home
is now accepting
enrollment applications.

601 E. Banana Street
Bowling Green
375-9995 Lic. # F14HA0507
7:26p


New Dean

Takes Over

At SFCC
Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert was
recently selected as the new dean of
arts and sciences at South Florida
Community College.
She began work on Monday of
last week, and will fill the position
held by Dr. David Sconyers, who is
retiring after eight years.
"Her experience in the Florida
community college system, strong
leadership abilities, appreciation for
what we are trying to do, and her
willingness to be an active member
of the community showed us she
would be an asset to the college,"
said Dr. Norm Stephens,, college
president.
Batty-Herbert earned her doctor-
ate in community college leader-
ship from New Mexico State Uni-
versity. She served as the program
coordinator for communication,
music, languages and theatre for 15
years at Clovis Community
College in New Mexico. Most
recently, she served as the associate
dean of academic affairs for
Broward Community College in
South Florida.
"I was interested in SFCC be-
cause of its location and small town
appeal," Batty-Herbert said. "The
campus is beautiful, and the people
here are polite and well-mannered.
There is a genuine sense of cama-
raderie and family."
Coming from a community col-
lege in a large city, Batty-Herbert
brings with her a diverse knowl-
edge of large community colleges,
experience working with minority
populations, and an understanding
in how to deal with issues in diver-
sity and culture.


Batty-Herbert

If you obey all the rules you miss
all the fun.



PUBLISHEiTR S



115i SI 7th Ave.^^^^
WauchuIa FL 3387
Telephone (863) ,,-32


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

INFORMATION OVERKILL
One of the big differences between our present age and previous ages
is the enormous increase in available information.
Confused and int. -idated, millions have retreated into an "audience
mentality." Looking out from behind their popcorn, they challenge the
media to entertain them. If one channel fails to tickle their fancy, the remote
switches them immediately to the next.
This frame of mind has even penetrated the church. "Couch potatoes"
have become "pew potatoes." If the music, the preaching or the "fellow-
ship" fail to entertain, folks can surf to another church as easily as changing
channels.
However, all this produces a sense of isolation.
People desperately need strong loyal relationships with others, but like
family, career or anything else in life, results are won only by the commit-
ment-makers. And commitments always involve risk.
Let's be sensitive and gentle toward the many people around us today
who are bewildered and fearful. Let's treat them with a lot of patience and
kindness. Let's not hover over them with a continuous stream of advice.
What they don't need is more data.
There is a verse in the Bible that speaks of people who "are ever learn-
ing and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." Knowledge can be
like heroin: You get a dose of it, but it's never enough.
What we need to know is who we are, where we came from and what
we're here for. The Bible can tell us that, as well as how to live our lives in
peace, not fear. That's the best information of all!



Volleyball Girls To

Get Started Soon


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
All girls planning to play high
school volleyball this fall are invit-
ed.
Actually, it's more like a com-
mand performance, as tryouts for
the Lady Wildcat volleyball team
will begin on Monday Aug. 6 at 8
a.m. at the high school gym.
Coach Ken Leupold announced
the fall schedule this week and also
reminded girls that they have a few
things to do before tryouts begin.
"Each girl must have a complet-
ed physical form, a signed and
notarized parent permission form
and proof of insurance before being
able to try out," he said.
Those that need school insurance
should stop by the high school as
soon as possible and get that taken
care.
"All girls in grades 9-12 who are
interested in playing should be
there and ready to play by 8 a.m.
Until school starts on Aug. 20,
there will be mandatory two-a-day


practices on weekdays, one from 8
to 10:30 a.m. and one from 4 to
6:30 p.m.
Volleyball is one of the earliest
sports to start, playing its first
matches at DeSoto on Tuesday,
Aug. 28, barely a week after school
starts. The first home matches will
be against Palmetto on Aug. 30.
Hardee remains in Class 4A
District 10, along with Avon Park,
DeSoto, Braden River, Sarasota
Booker, Sebring and Palmetto.
The regular season stretches
from Aug. 28 through mid-October
and includes the district opponents
plus Bartow. The usual end-of-the-
season tournament will be hosted
by Bradenton Prep this year.
District playoffs are Oct. 22-26 at
Sebring.
For any questions on tryouts or
eligibility, call Coach Leupold at
773-3249.
Happiness sneaks in through a
door you didn't know you left
open.


New Zion .Baptist Church is
planning a special evening of music
on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 when the
Jubalairs will present a program
with a theme from Isaiah 40:31,
"But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with, wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be
weary; and they shall walk, and not
faint."
Everyone is invited to join the
congregation at 6 p.m. at the church
at 202 Sidney Roberts Road, Ona
for this enjoyable time.


Jeannies
www.WauchulaWeddings.com
Let me give
your event the
attention it
deserves!
Jeannie Gilliard
1059 Lockmiller Rd.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Home (863) 735-2227
Cell (863) 781-2146
leave a message
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ABOUT ...
Letters To
The Editor
The Herald-Advocate
welcomes letters to the edi-
tor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be
brief, and must be written in
good taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be
received by 5 p.m. on
Monday to be considered
for that week's edition.
Submissions should be
typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


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ABOUT ...

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

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


* Phone (863) 781-9720


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STop 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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"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"


' We repair most American cars
Bo Espino Full time mechanic
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured!
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Mike Adcox.
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&This business is FOR SALE
Call 375-4440 for details.





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.
PrograMn Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
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Clas sifieds


L. DICKS, i'... is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2007/87 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 6:28tfc


1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE, $600 OBO.
773-0618. 7:26-8:2p
2004 HONDA CIVIC EX loaded, 62K
miles, excellent gas mileage, family
expanded need bigger car. Call for
details 863-773-6214, 832-1923. 7:26p
2003 TAURUS, $3,600 cash. 781-1062.
7:26c


1986 FORD F150, 4x4, runs good,
$2,500 OBO. 781-4237, 781-4236.
7:19-26p
WE PAY $100 per junk car and we pick
up. 767-0400 Carl's Recycling. 7:19tfc
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars. We
pick-up. Crooms 773-0637. 5:17tfc


BoasE


16 FT. BASS TRACKER, trolling motor,
new trailer, $2,000. 863-773-6497.
7:26p
My best friend is the one who
brings out the best in me.


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
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Shell* Clay* Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
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Special'
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(14-16yards)
$ 100/Load
within S mile radius of Zolfo 'pi'gs
Fill-Top SoiluHard Pan
Hardre County Area only


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Fill Dirt

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Home: (863) 735-049


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Sand


Zolfo Springs
90 clo:sutc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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W-r- ELECTRIC, INC.


Steve Senn ---\ Kemoaels
417 CR 665 Ona, FL //Xs /
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. #EC13001263

i -we &oertd Since 19

Homes or Sae.


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417 N. 9th Ave.
5BR/2 B
$74,900


* 719 Green Street

$139,900


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



LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to work in
yard. 443-3363, 735-9509. 7:26-8:2p
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


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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/DFWP. 7:12tfc
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
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


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Realtor
(863) 781-1698


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(863 41-832or(91)62-26
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Living Room & Din
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2 Baths in 2

Rent starts a
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Equal Housing Opportunity


7ents Tile Floors in Kitchen;
Ping Room Microwaves
hookups Laundry on site
tate of the art Fitness room |
? & 3 BR apartments
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it $454 per month
homes for active families
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Dane Hendry
Realtor
(863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokerge


* NEW LISTING * *
50 Acres of Improved pasture land Great location in southern
Hardee County. This property is fenced and cross-fenced with
3,000 ft. of road frontage. Mature Oak trees with cow pens and
penning lane. Two entranced already prepared with culverts.
Would make a beautiful homesite!
* Nice 60 ac. citrus grove, Hardee county. Tree avg. 3 yrs. old, single
rootstock, Valencia & Hamlins. $11,500/ac.
* 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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Classifieds


NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME 3 B1R / 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
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including O'Hare in Chicago,
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity

AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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E- I I REALTORS
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REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Juan Delatorre
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Joe L. Davis, Inc., Realtors is proud to welcome
it's newest member Juan Delatorre!,

15 acs pasture & native land. 27 ac Hamlin grove in E Hardee
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH Co $15,000/ac!
w/1809SF living, 3855SF total New 2006 model MH, 3BR/2BA,
w/carport & porches. Large shed, 1674 SF sits on 5 fenced acs, and
dog pens. $270,000! has been beautifully maintained.
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP- Well w/water softener & aerator,
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on SR 24'X12' shed. $175,000!
64, W of Zolfo Springs. $500,000! Lots of mature oak trees make this
Two parcels w/200+ft Peace River 9.8 acs a beautiful homesite. Very
frontage & city water & sewer. close to Wauchula & Zolfo
ONE:1.14 ac, zoned R-1(can Springs w/over 200'fronting SR 64.
accommodate 4 homesites). A-1 zoning allows for residential,
TWO:1.06_ac, zoned R-1 (includes pasture for cattle/horses, or farm-
a 0.35 ac lot, together can accom- land. $168,000!
modate 4-homesites). Parcels One Bring your canoe and camper!
& Two listed for $90,000 each! Secluded 5 acs of native, wooded
Stellar location! 10 ac Val grove land close to Wauchula has deeded
on SR 62 has 6" well, diesel power access to the beautiful Peace River.
unit, drain tile & micro-jet irriga- Great recreation and investment
tion. Also fronts Moye Rd. property! $90,000!
$150,000! OWNERS MOTIVATED! Com-
Grove, homesite or investment! 10 pletely remodeled, 3BR/1BA frame
ac E/M grove in Ft Green area has home. N 9th Ave in Wauchula.
well, micro-jet irrigation, power $119,000!
unit. $140,000! Investment opportunity! 20 ac cit-
Homesites available w/some deed rus grove in Villa Citrus develop-
restrictions. Ten 5-6 ac tracts, ment. Irrigation & shared well.
Friendship area, Hardee Co. 320,000!
Possible owner financing. $125,000 Ready for your new home! Three
each! 5 ac tracts, paved rd frontage, W
97 ac ranch in the heart of Hardee Hardee Co. Listed for $100,000
Co! Cleared pasture, 2 barns, cat- each! Make your offer today.
tlepens, fencing & ponds. Owners motivated!
Entertain in the unique 5BR/5BA, Close to Wauchula or Zolfo
9000SF CB home. Marble foyer, Springs! Beautiful deed restricted
stone fireplace, pine paneling & homesites. 5 ac tracts from
beams, garden tubs, in-ground $110,000 to $125,000; 10 ac tracts
pool. $1,900,000! are $180,000 each. Larger tracts
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed available, call today for full details.
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites. 65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co has
$20,000/ac! 25 acs-Val & 40 acs-E&M.
S r a Extensive reset program, 12"
Take part and locate your business ll, and new barn. Plenty of
in this growing commercial area! wildlife. $900,000!
450' on N Fl Ave. Zoned
commercial. $360,000! Completely renovated, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA home only minutes
Beautiful, Iigh & dry, fenced 13 from Wauchula or Zolfo
acs w/2" well. Murphy Rd, W Springs is located on 2.5 acs
IIardee Co. $14,500/ac! w/paved rd frontage. $280,000!

REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 rPYl DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDiY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 | MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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LOST Sunday July 15th, ladies read-
ing glasses, gold color frame with
crystals on upper frame. REWARD
offered for return. Phone 773-9334 or
781-6252. 7:26-8:2p


'1997 SEADOO GS & 1997 SeaDoo
GTS 2 seater. Galvanized double trail-
er. Both run great, $3,500 OBO. 863-
735-1462. 7:19-26p
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


20" CHROME WIRE RIMS, some rust,
$80 OBO. 773-4372. 7:26p
KITCHEN CABINETS (solid wood) in
stock. Call for estimate 863-245-6954.
7:26-8:23p
TIRED OF BEING PAID LESS THAN
YOU'RE WORTH? Whether you are
retired, jobless or just want to make
extra money. Double, triple or quadru-
ple your income. 863-863-4467.
7:26-8:23p
1990 SUNDASH "Wolf System", 16
bulbs, 120 volt, $500 OBO. 781-9270.
7:26p
CRAFTMATIC BED, queen size, 4
months old, $2,500. Call after 4:30.
863-832-0495 or 735-0307. 7:19-26p


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
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



SALE OR RENT HOME in Knollwood,
3/2/2 first, last, security, $195,000 or
$1,100 monthly. 832-0760. 7:26p


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


Jason Johnson


*** Imagine owning 10 acres just outside the city limits of
Wauchula! 3BR CB home fenced and ready for horses and
cattle. Take a look-Let's Talk Trade! Price Reduced from
$239,000 to $199,000 MLS 194342


5 Acres with 2005 3BR 2BA DW
Mobile Home. Pond, horse stalls,
and appliances. $165,000 MLS
195937
Stop paying rent! 2BR 2BA Mobile
Home on nice lot. Central air &
heat, range & refrigerator. Own less
than rent. $39,900 MLS 196344
Wauchula Hills-3BR 1BA CB
home with central air & heat, stove
and refrigerator. Total renovation
including new bath, kitchen appli-
ances, central air & heat, metal roof
& more! $119,900 MLS 196136


Country Living at it's best-Large
3BR 2BA CB home. Excellent con-
struction with many upgrades.
Acreage, fenced and landscaped.
$275,000 MLS 194427
88 Acres on Highway 66 east of
Zolfo Springs. Take a tour!
$15,000/acre MLS 196503
Have you overlooked this home? In
Knollwood. 3BR 2BA CB home
with central air & heat. Large
stone fireplace. Reduced to
$199,000 MLS 193230
We have commercial sites for sale!
Call today!


Commercial-Going Business-Laundromat
High traffic area, big volume, turn key operation. You don't
have to be present to make money with this investment!
Warranty remaining on machines. $250,000 MLS 196693

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our lisitngs are on the Internet.


OPPORTUNITY


Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mish
Lisa Douglas
Noey Flores


Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840


(863) 698-2971
(863) 781-3587
(863) 781-3247
863) 781-4585


John Freeman
Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano
Jason Johnson


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) 559-9392
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1 FREEZER, $100; 2 color TVs, $125;
roll-a-way tool chest, tools, $150; fish-
ing gear, $100. 735-1289. 7:19-26p
WE HAVE CENTRAL A/H units. 767-
8822 or 773-6414. 6:28tfc


2005 2/2 MH, nicely landscaped lot,
large deck, $65,000 or best offer,
Zolfo. 863-381-4902. 7:19-8:23p
MOBILE HOME 89 Madrid, 14x66,
2BR/2 Bth, metal roof, good condition,
must be moved, make offer. 863-773-
5988. 7:19-8:2p


NEW LISTING El Jobean canal front 2B, 2B, mobile home on Steven
Waterway Canal Concreie seawall, boat ramp and davits. $219.000.
NEW LISTING Just move-in'! Thas home is locked in quiet Wauchula neigh-
borhood. Bmil in. 1995 |his 3 bedroom 2 bath h6mie, L freshly.ainted and has
many features inclidmg Coran countenops: ,seui.y-s steni".and irrigation sys-
tem with separate water ineter. $139,900s0 '
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NEW LISTING bDee rpm'nt to ppetiiI.l01 0.a.Z Ahsiz'g wide MH, Hwy 62,
1.8 miles west o6l'7. 1'l \'<1.-
NEW LISTING-- Older.-ft.oi' tto pine w -and ceiling in sev-
eral rooms. This iome:siis on I 4MT,. aki:grs ap jogs inly 2 miles west of
Wauchula. Ready for your personal tu 11 5.0 0
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Reserve Now! Sunmmer'*acation- MIottnan cabin. sjeeps.'4-5. Bryson City, NC
20 acres, Industrial zoning.$40O.000.' ."iy
86 ac., Hwy 64 Frontage. across ftqm.Lif.leG ,pressc? 1.3M
Commercial 4 Lots H.. y i7.- 5$25,00od/wiing Green.


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.





Topsy See
REAL ESTATE A

773-5994


NEW LISTING: This beautiful 3 BR 2 1/2 Bth, approx. 3200 S.F. 2005 home
in Ona community sits on 5.7 acres. This home has everything. You have to see
it to believe it's beauty. $599,000.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all appliances.
4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,W000.
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. $96,000 $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 Hardee county. $139,000. $106,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you have to do
is move in. $170000. $164,900.
SeBR/ Rddded e n t n J lumb-
ing. E/ i l |pl SisloJ j l .n
$92,900.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
Topsy See, Broker
9= Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
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Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. 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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5 JI M 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
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.
Hwy 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
N
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.
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!
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.
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently remodeled mobile home.
Large pole barn. $225,000
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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!
4.8 Acre deed restricted homesites. Starting at $99,000.
10 acre citrus grove in Polk County. Near Lake Wales.
Lake frontage. Only $245,000!
*
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.

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!
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.
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
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.


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ADOPT A PETI 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
isJocated at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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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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*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


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1/2 ACRE LOT Little Cypress Golf
Course, great view, $24,900. Call
Richard Peacock 863-255-3330. 7:26p
10 ACRES ON VANDOLAH Road, will
divide. Call 863-773-6424 or 863-773-
0248. 7:12-8:9p
5 ACRES FOR SALE 1260 Painter
Rd., $120,000 OBO. 863-781-7978.
7:5-8:2p


1986 TRAVEL TRAILER, 17' self-con-
tained, roof, a/c, bathroom. 773-6692.
7:26p
TRAVEL TRAILER, new tires, a/c,
$2,500 OBO. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 7:26-8:23p
1978 30' HOLIDAY RAMBLER,
$2,500. 767-8822. 6:21 tfc


FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Jack Russell, 1/2
Beagle. 1 male, 2 females. Call 781-
6901 after 5 p.m. 7:26nc
SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, first shots,
health certificates, home grown,
multi-color, small, $450. 941-456-
0580. 7:26-8:23p
FREE ADULT male chocolate lab,
friendly, house trained. Call 863-381-
2678. 7:26nc
FREE PUPPIES red nose pit and cur
mix Zolfo Springs. 863-381-6070.
7:19nc-7:26p


Environmentally Responsible
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists


863-781-7027
Randy Garland
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greatest virtue, but the parent
of all other virtues.


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


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


781-3627 K# ffp-
781-1186 4
773-0575
832-0370 Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
PRICED REDUCED TO ONLY $135,000 READY TO NEW LISTING!!! NEED MORE ROOM?
MOVE IN!!! Located In very nice neighborhood. 1,856 Come take a look at this 3/2 with an Office and
total square footage, and 2-car garage. This is a very Gameroom. This home features a large kitchen and
spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large utility room inside utility room For $154,900.
includes washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. Also has NICE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVE RIGHT IN
well with Irrigation system. WAS LISTED AT $150,000. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front &
LOCATED IN RIVERVIEW Back Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport.
Large home In nice neighborhood with 4 Bedrooms, 4 Only $89,900.
Baths with 2 Car Carport. This home In Wauchula is CB BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
& Stucco Construction with carpet and tile flooring. This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with
Only $175,000. 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with
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-
34 lots Great Invstmentill ONLY $540,000 ed near Peace River and offers a quiet and restful set-
34 lotsGreatnvstment! ONLY$540,000 ting to camp or build your home. $100,000.

FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

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includes washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. Furniture optional!! ONLY $135,000.
JUST REDUCEDll!
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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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 7:19c
HOUSE FOR RENT. Call for info. 773-
6667. 7:26c
NEARLY NEW 3 BR, mobile home, 5
acres in Zolfo, $750/month, $750
deposit, references required, no
smoking. 772-530-7043, 772-336-
4411. 7:26p


2 BR, 1 BATH APT. for rent. $200
deposit, $525 a month. 375-4573 after
6 p.m. 7:26p
DUPLEX APT. for rent in Wauchula,
very nice, no pets, non-smoker,
$600/month, 1st mon. and deposit.
863-781-3570. 7:26c
HOUSES, APTS., TRAILERS, 9 loca-
tions, $125/wk. up. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p


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773-4478
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S, Bobcat Service
,i Crane Service
A.: Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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HOUSEHOLD AUCTION
Sat. July 28th at 10:00 A.M.
303 Garden Dr., Wauchula, FL
Directions: Off 17N. take East Main St. approx. 1 mile to
Riverside Dr. to Garden Dr. at the Riverview Heights Church.
Watch for auction signs.
Partial List: Nice 5pc. bed/r suite & 4pc. Bed/r suite, like new
couch & love seat, nice table with 4 chairs, maple hutch, china
cabinet, oak desk, 2 drawer file cabinet, entertainment center,
sewing machine, end tables & lamps, drop leaf table, Hotpoint
chest freezer, dish washer, 12in. Orion T.V., other furniture.
Misc. Glassware: set dishes, crock bowls, old Lance jars, cookie
jars, tea pots, Limoges, Onyx PC's, Wade Collection, other glass-
ware, pots & pans, and sm. elec. appl.
Misc & Tools: Jet-3 motorized power wheelchair, pictures, lots of
craft books, costume jewlery, wooden golf clubs, cook books,
sewing items, linens, patio table, yard tools, blower, Skilsaw, and
lots of other items not listed.
Terms: Cash or check with propel ID. 10bYo Buyers Premium.
LEE l .
Begley/Auctioneer
Lake Placid, FL Lic # AU1089-AB1047
cl7:26p 863-699-2400 Cell# 863-414-2300


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


ALMOST NEW HOME! See this lovely 4B/3Bth,
CB/Brick home with 2 car garage plus detached work-
shop; 2343 living space, many upgrades all in exclu-
sive neighborhood! $347,000
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE! See this
3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of brick/hardee board;
laminate/carpet/tile floors; spacious rooms with plen-
ty storage and extras throughout; mature oaks in well
landscaped yard. $350,000
LARGE FAMILY HOME! 4B/3Bths; two story with
3 bedrooms downstairs and master suite upstairs; new
roof and updates in baths and kitchen; nice screened
porch, large lot, outside storage. $215,000
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/1Bth, 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/1Bth, central
A/C, carpet and tile floors, fenced yard with outside
storage shed. $55,000
HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2 horse
barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth, brick home;
3195 square feet, central vac, fireplace, Jacuzzi, beau-
tiful in-ground pool and many more amenities. Call
today for details!
Peaceful 20 acres with 3B/1Bth frame home with 2
porches, ceiling fans, country kitchen; some furniture
included with sale; 3 wells on property. $350,000
CHARMING OLDER HOME in Wauchula located
within walking distance of schools, shopping and
more. 4B/2.5Bth. new roof, hardwood floors; fenced
back yard. $147,000
5 ACRES with 3B/lBth CB home plus mobile home;
3 wells and 3 septic systems on property; located in
southern Hardee County; listed at $200,000
SERVICE YOU
SIM DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
o,.,O'U,,N, ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268


Bus. (863) 773-0007 g f
www.lambertrealty.net

Doris Lambert *
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL PROPER-
TY! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth home, C/B home
on nice size lot; 1434 square feet. $127,500
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, hard-
wood floors, wrap around porch, high ceilings; charm-
ing 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
MAKE OFFER on this 3B/1Bth, CB home in Arcadia;
features a screened lanai; attached garage plus addi-
tional 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
Beautiful oaks enhance this immaculate home on Lake
Redwater! Enjoy this 2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with
new windows overlooking the peaceful lake; golf at the
nearby Highlands Ridge North/South or Pinecrest Golf
Courses; great place for fishermen, golfers or nature
lovers! Situated on approximately one acre. $238,900
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
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. LAMV1BERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202


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Classifieds


COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehousing, salvage yards,
restaurants, salons. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p


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


dzalea apartments

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

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 dA. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity cl7:26-8:30c






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2 BR/1 BTH APT., $600 month, securi-
ty required. 773-0100. 7:19tfc
1 BR/1 B EFFICIENCY apartment,
$450 month plus security. 781-1478.
7:19-8:16p
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. 7:5tfc
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


BOARDING HOME rooms for rent.
C/HA, electric included. $125/week.
773-0166. 6:28-7:26p
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 863-693-4908. 6:28-8:16c
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


Concrete block 3BR/lBth large fenced corner lot. 804 S. 9th Ave. Asking
$75,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $599,00 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.


NEED A BABYSITTER? Dependable,
trustworthy. Call 773-0421. 7:26-8:2p
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
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING, mowing,
discing, chopping, grove pruning.
Martin 781-3141. 6:28-7:26p
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


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


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


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


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1998 Dodge 1B7GL22X9WS524613
1999 Ford 1FTNW21FXXED51272
Leinor: DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER
903 Hwy 17 South, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Each of you are hereby notified that the above named leinor claims a lien
of the above described vehicles for labor, storage and services performed.
The liens claimed by the above leinor are subject to enforcement pursuant
to FL. Statute 713.78. DRISKELL SERVICE CENTER commencing at
8:00 a.m. on August 15, 2007. cl7:26;8:2p


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 08/7/07_at
10:30 am the following vehicles will be
sold for towing and storage charges:
Year: 2002 Make: FORD Model: F150
VIN#: 1FTRX17272NA14256.
Sale to be held at: ROBERTS TOWING,
377 OLD DIXIE HwY., BOWLING GREEN,
FL. 33834. ROBERTS TOWING
reserves the right to bid. 7:26c




UnU I p^ s
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 email us info@upsas.com
for more details on benefits.
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf
dinette $197, 50-table and 4 chairs
$397 up, 200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
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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
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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EDNA'S PLACE Lots of baby
clothes; highchairs; all kinds of beds;
30 gallon hot water heaters; refrigera-
tors; gas/electric stoves; more!
7:19tfc
SATURDAY 7-1, 483 Circle Dr.,
Wauchula. Tanning bed, baby toys,
clothes, lots more. 7:26p
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 307 Murphy Rd.,
Ona, 8-?, Huge sale, lots of clothes,
household items, Wilton cake pans,
toys, misc. 7:26p
3365 JAMES COWART RD.,
Wauchula, Saturday, 8-1. Furniture,
clothes, toys and more. Rain or shine.
7:26p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 a.m. ?, 795
Lake Branch Rd., BG. 7:26p
SATURDAY 7-12, 322 Park Drive,
Riverview. Four family. 7:26p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8-2, lots of chil-
drens clothes. 2329 CR664A,
Wauchula. 7:26p
TWO FAMILY Saturday, 306 Souther-
land Street, Wauchula. Furniture,
clothes, misc. 7:26p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1244 Kelly Court,
Wauchula. Misc. items, lots of school
clothes. 7:26c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY: Boys, mens &
women clothes, sizes from 0-3
months, 4-5T and 10-12 youth and
much more. 894 Doc Coil Rd.,
Bowling Green. 7:26p
SATURDAY 7-?, 745 Altman Rd.,
Wauchula. Variety of women cloth-
ing, shoes, household items. 7:26p








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By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Below is more information on
the Hardee County budget sessions
from July 13, 16, 17 and 18. The
first part of the article appeared in
last week's issue.

BUILDING & INSPECTIONS
The adopted budget is $561,769,
with a proposed new budget of
$473,981, with expected spending
for 2006-07 fiscal year of
$418,163.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
The current budget is $2.05 mil-
lion, with projected spending of
$1.62 million. The proposed new
budget is $1.19 million, which
includes $56,100 in overtime.


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Includes:
16' x 7' enclosed cargo
trailer w/ramp. 2006 60"
Flatlander Dixie Chopper,
27 hp Kolher Echo blower,
hedge trimmer, weedeater
and edger.
10 residential and business
accounts one day's work
$1100 a month.
$27,000 for all
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Nick Stazko, director of planning
and development, said the county is
paying an official from Polk
County $100 for each plan review
on residential projects, plus mile-
age. The county receives $250 for
each residential plan review.
"We need to train and certify
local employees as inspectors. We
want our own people to do this,
rather than someone from Polk
County," said county commissioner
Minor Bryant,
County manager Lex Albritton
said, ."We have been sympathetic
and empathetic for three years on
code violations due to the storm.
We have an obligation to clean up
the county."
The county is getting about
$97,000 this year from fines on
code enforcement violations.

MINING DEPARTMENT
The current budget is $504,107,
with projected spending of
$430,389 this fiscal year, and a new
proposed budget of $431,242.

EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT
The current budget is $307,911,
with projected spending of
$255,585, and a new budget of
$210,648.
"This works if we don't have a
storm," said county commissioner
Dale Johnson.
Albritton said, "If we have a
major storm, Hardee County could
not write a check for debris
removal to a contractor," referring


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to a lack of cash carryover and con-
tingency funds.

E-911
The current budget is $397,046,
with projected spending of
$349,340 and a proposed budget of
$207,216.

SOIL CONSERVATION
The current budget is $71,059
and the proposed budget, $73,613.

COUNTY EXTENSION
The current budget is $184,379,
proposed spending at $178,937,
with a proposed budget of
$155,968.

VETERANS SERVICE
Current budget is $14,956. The
proposed budget is $18,771.

LIBRARY
The present budget is $281,912,
projected spending this year of
$259,023, with a proposed budget
of $248,207.
"We should be open from noon
to 8 p.m. Why open at 8 a.m.?" said
county commissioner Nick Tim-
merman.
"We should change our hours
and be open some of weekends and
evenings," said commissioner
Bryant.

PARKS & RECREATION
The current budget is $97,616,
with expected spending of $85,789,
and a proposed new budget of
$82,152, which includes $22,000
for playground equipment at
Magnolia Manor Park.

ANIMAL REFUGE
The current budget is $179,542
and expected spending of
$156,237. The new proposed bud-
get is $167,324, which includes*
$8,000 in overtime. This depart-
ment has 3.5 employees.

HARDEE LAKES PARK
The park is open Friday through
Monday. The current budget is
$209,825, with expected spending
this year of $195,824. The new pro-
posed budget is $178,435.
This department has four
employees.
"This park will not generate
money until we get an RV park
there. There is a lot of mowing.
Admission is on the honor system,
since no one is at the gate. We are
developing horse trails there, said
county manager Albritton.

PIONEER PARK
The current budget is $259,651,
with expected spending of
$206,608 and a proposed new bud-
get of $231,325. This department
has 3.5 employees.
"The biggest buzzard roost in the
country is at Pioneer Park," said
county commissioner Gordon
Norris.
Receipts for Pioneer Park are
about $75,000 annually, mainly
from camping.
The commission does not have a
report yet from 2007 Pioneer Park
Days.

EMS
The EMS department, which
operates the ambulances and rescue
services, has a current budget of


$2.27 million, with estimated
spending this year of $2.27 million
and a proposed new budget of
$1.89 million. This year projected
overtime is $197,000, and proposed
overtime next year is $170,000.
Bryant said overtime in the EMS
budget was $75,000 in 2004 and
wondered why it has 'more- than
doubled.
Fire/EMS Chief Mike Choate
said 12 people are on duty at all
times in fire/rescue 24 hours 7 days
a week. He said overtime is caused
by covering for sick time and comp
time.
Choate said insurance collections
are not satisfactory and that
Medicaid "has not paid us any-
thing. We expected $100,000."
Choate said he is trying to get
dispatching for fire/EMS calls from
Polk County.
The chief said his department
needs a new tanker truck
($300,000), a new fire truck
($400,000), and a new ambulance
($120,000).
Bryant said, "EMS is the most
important department in Hardee
County."
"We need to look at our fire
assessments," said commissioner:
Nick Timmerman.
Choate said uniforms, bunker
gear, and training costs $8,000 a
person. He said two administrative
vehicles, old jeeps from the sher-
iff's office, have holes in the floor-
boards.

FIRE CONTROL
The current budget is $2.56 mil-
lion, and spending is expected to be
$2.1 million. The proposed new
budget is $2..79 million.
Budgeted overtime this year was
$124,000, and expected spending is
$164,000. Overtime in the pro-
posed new budget is $124,000.
The new budget includes a fire
truck payment of $87,863 plus
interest of $32,358 and an equip-
ment lease payment of $35,987
plus interest of $8,046. Choate said
the county has one volunteer fire-
man.

PIONEER PARK DAYS
Projected 2007 expenditures are
$159,566 and projected revenues,
$137,322. Planned 2008 expendi-
tures are $166,710 and revenues,
$119,957.
Lex Albritton said, "There are a
lot of hidden costs in Pioneer Park
Days.
"Revenues and attendance are
down," said Timmerman.
Commissioner Dale Johnson said
the county could consider increas-
ing vendor and camping fees.
The flywheelers have a big event
near Fort Meade a week before
Pioneer Park Days.

GRANTS
Projected grants in 2007 are
$9.33 million and in 2008, $5.5
million, including cash carryover,
said grants director Janet Gilliard.
New grants include CDBG-DRI,
disaster recovery grant to expand
water and wastewater to Wauchula
Hills, $407,686; HHRP, Hurricane
Housing Recovery Program, $3.13
million; another CDBG grant not
reflected in the budget, $750,000;
and library grant, $88,000.
More budget information will be
printed next week.


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VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula area
group homes. Individuals must be 18 yrs of age, have high
school diploma or G.E.D. and valid Florida drivers license
(in good standing). Local law enforcement background
checks are conducted. Experience providing services to
persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
All interested please apply in person at
114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, Florida.
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(USPS 578-780)


Thursday, Ji


Progress Energy Florida Seeks To

Expand Renewable Energy Sources


Progress Energy Florida is issu-
ing a request for renewables (RFR)
to expand the company's renewable
portfolio, to provide cost-effective
renewable energy to its customers
and to offset the need for new
power plants.
Progress Energy wants to identi-
fy and participate in cost-competi-
tive renewable energy to reduce
Florida's dependence on fossil
fuels. Progress Energy is seeking
information, contacts, questions,
and potential contracts from all
sources. Renewable energy is a key
component in the company's long-
term balanced approach to meet
growing energy demand, which
also includes energy efficiency and
state-of-the-art power plants.
"We are continually looking for
newer, cleaner ways to produce
energy," said Jeff Lyash, president
and CEO of Progress Energy
Florida. "The continued develop-,
ment of renewable energy has been
part of our balanced approach to
meeting growing customer demand
for years, and it will play a vital
role in Florida's energy future."
This strategy is consistent with
Gov. Charlie Crist's recent execu-
tive order suggesting a 20 percent
renewable portfolio standard for
utilities.
To be considered, renewable
energy projects must:
Use renewable fuels, such as
hydrogen, biomass, solar, geother-
mal, wind, ocean energy, hydro-
electric power, or waste heat from a
commercial or industrial manufac-
turing process.


Be located in Florida.
Be fully operational by Jan.
1,2013.
-- Sell its electrical output to
Progress Energy Florida at a cost
equal to or below the cost to build
new power plants.
Be capable of producing at
least 1 MW of electric capacity.
The company will consider smaller
projects under certain conditions.
Contact the company for more
information.
Be capable of running in a
predictable and reliable manner.
In addition, the company is look-
ing to expand its solar energy pro-
grams and is seeking prices for
photovoltaics. Progress Energy
will be launching its photovoltaics
for schools program in August. The
company also is seeking pricing for
its solar-thermal water-heating ini-
tiative for residential customers.
Progress Energy has two types of
renewable energy contracts that
have been pre-approved by the
Florida Public Service Commis-
sion: as-available contract or a
standard offer contract.
For more information about the
RFR, to learn more about the two
types of contracts, or to submit
information about a project, visit
www.progress-energy.com/renew-
ables.
Last year, Progress Energy
signed a contract with the Biomass
Investment Group to purchase the
energy output (130 MW) from the
nation's largest biomass plant to be
built in central Florida. The project
will reduce carbon emissions by


Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


IT'S HOT!
It's hot outside! Where's the H20?
If your mind is sluggish, your joints are achy or your stomach is upset,
the'e iiedy may be simpler than you think. Try turning on the faucet.
Water has long been known as a life sustainer, and now physicians say
it is important not only to survival but to everyday health and well-being.
In fact, water deprivation kills faster than the lack of any other nutrient.
You probably know that we are to drink eight glasses of water a day,
but if you don't know why, you aren't alone. Consider this:
Water distributes nutrients throughout the body and gets rid of waste.
It is a lubricant that protects vital organs. Sensitive areas like the
brain, eyes and spinal cord are buffered by a layer of water. It helps joints
move smoothly and coats food as it moves through the digestive tract.
Water is essential to digestion because it helps to break down protein
and carbohydrates.
Body temperature is largely regulated by water, which makes up
about 70 percent of the human body. Water changes temperature slowly and
can store heat.
A lifetime of partial dehydration can lead to digestive problems and
accelerate the aging process. So drink those eight glasses a day!
Turned off by the idea of drinking so much water? Good news: juice,
milk and sports drinks count, as do water flavored with lemon juice or
sugar-free drinks and water-rich foods like celery and lettuce. Caffeinated
coffee and tea don't count since they have a diuretic effect and can con-
tribute to dehydration by flushing your system. Alcohol also triggers water
loss.
Warning signs of dehydration:
Early signs are thirst, dry mouth and irritability.
Signs of moderate dehydration include a flushed face, extreme thirst,
dry and warm skin, decreased urine output, dizziness.
Severe dehydration symptoms are weakness, cramping in arms, legs
and stomach, sleepiness, headache, fainting and a fast weak pulse.
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ily 26, 2007




Don't Build Near Creeks


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
How close can a person build a
home near one of the major water-
ways in the county?
"To protect the natural function
of the 100-year floodway of the
Peace River, Horse Creek, Charlie
Creek and Payne Creek, . there
is a setback of 500 feet on each side
of the river and creeks."
That statement is part of the con-
servation element of the county's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan. It
limits such property to only pastur-
ing of livestock and residential
development of not more than one
unit per 20 gross acres. Any struc-
ture must be flood-proofed and the
floor level at least one foot above
the 100-year flood elevation.
How the paragraph is interpreted
may need changing, said Nick
Staszko, director of planning and
development for the county.
Historically, the county has inter-
preted it to mean a person must
own 20 acres before he can build a
house outside the 500-foot Payne
Creek setback. A recent case of the
owner of a 12.5-acre property has
.raised questions. Part of his proper-
ty is within the 500-foot setback
and there is a bay head in the north-
west portion which would further
impede his planning.
After discussion, the commission
decided the owner could build on
the portion of the property outside
the 500-foot setback and the bay
head if he had at least five acres as
required in Agriculture-I zoning


and could maintain the normal set-
backs from property lines, 50 feet
front and back and 25-feet on the
sides.
The clarification in interpretation
is being sent to the state
Department of Community Affairs
along with other amendments to the
Comp Plan.
In other action, the commission:
Continued until the Aug. 2
meeting the updated 109-page per-
sonnel rules and regulations so the
board will have time to study it.
After days of budget workshops
and meetings, most of the commis-
sioners had not had the opportunity
to read it. "It's pretty thick to read
through; I want more time," said
Bryant.
Norris asked Human Relations
Department Director Jane Long
who made a decision about accom-
modations for a prospective handi-
capped employee. Long said she is
most familiar with the Americans
With Disabilities Act and makes the
decisions, such as lowering a desk
for a wheel-chair bound person.
Long said the county had been
studying the updates for about two
years. Both the blue-collar and fire-
fighting unions and all department
heads had reviewed it and it was
ready for adoption, but waiting
another couple of weeks would be
no problem.
Briefly discussed budget
items. Bryant said he had contacted
the state Department of Revenue
and learned that the county can still


obtain a waiver of fees in applying.
for the SCRAP and SCOP road:
grant programs.
He said the county should contin-
ue to push for its term as a fiscally
restrained county. He said the com-
mission had the, right to override
the state mandate to cut millage
back to the 2006-07 levels, but if
the Compound Growth Rate con-
tinues to exceed state expectations
they would have to do it next year
anyway. "We may as well bite the
bullet this year and not wait."
County public budget hearings are
set for Sept. 6 and 19.
Continued several zoning
matters as they had not been heard
by the Planning and Zoning Board
at its July 12 meeting because there
was not a quorum. They have been
rescheduled by P&Z to Sept. 6 and
the commission on Sept. 20.
Approved a waiver of build-
ing permit fees for Habitat For
Humanity at homes to be built at
4646 and 4642 Freeman Avenue in
Bowling Green.
Approved accepting a $2,500
grant from the Florida State
Firefighter's Association, which
Hardee Fire-Rescue will use to pur-
chase hoses, nozzles, hose clamps
and similar supplies.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is
refreshing, wind braces us up,
snow is exhilarating; there is
really no such thing as bad
weather, only different kinds of
good weather.
-John Ruskin


more than 20 million tons over the
25-year life of the contract when
compared to coal.
Earlier this year, the company
launched an innovative solar-ener-
gy initiative that offers customers
rebates and incentives to install a
solar-thermal water heater. Cus-
tomers can save up to 85 percent on
the hot-water portion of their elec-
tric bill, which equates to a savings
of $200 to $300 yearly for an aver-
age family.
Progress Energy offers some of
the nation's most innovative and
successful energy-efficiency pro-
grams. The company launched its
"Save the Watts" campaign last
month to raise customer awareness
of programs to save money and
reduce energy use. Since 1981,
Progress Energy Florida customers
have saved nearly $825 million in
energy costs and eliminated nearly
7 million tons of carbon dioxide
through participation in energy-
efficiency programs.
In May, Gov. Crist helped dedi-
cate Florida's first hydrogen fueling
station a partnership between
Progress Energy, Ford Motor
Company, Chevron, and the state.
The station is located near the
Orlando International Airport and
will fuel eight Ford V-10, E-450
hydrogen-powered shuttle buses.
"We recognize the importance of
the continued development of
renewable technologies and innov-
ative energy-efficiency programs,"
Lyash said. "If you are in the busi-
ness of developing renewable ener-
gy technologies, we want to talk
with you."
Alternative energy and energy
efficiency currently account for 5
percent of Progress Energy's ener-
gy portfolio.
Progress Energy Florida, a sub-
sidiary of Progress Energy (NYSE:
PGN), provides electricity and
related services to nearly 1.7 mil-
lion customers in Florida. The com-
pany is headquartered in St.
Petersburg, and serves a territory
encompassing more than 20,000
square miles including the cities of
St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as
well as the central Florida area sur-
rounding Orlando.
Progress Energy is the 2006
recipient of the Edison Electric
Institute's Edison Award, the indus-
try's highest honor, in recognition
of its operational excellence. In
2005, the company also received
the prestigious J.D. Power and
Associates Founder's Award for
dedication, commitment and sus-
tained improvement in customer
service.
For more information about
Progress Energy, visit the compa-
ny's Web site at www.progress-
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2C The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007





-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


hinted as a Public Sei'vice
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.................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................6:30 p.m

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

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

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

SIMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer....................7:00 p.m

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

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

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



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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
.Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom ...........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............ 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico .................. 6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service....................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..:...........7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..............1... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.nm.
English Service ..............1...11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service.......... ..........7:00 p.m ,
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIIr
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ................10:30 alm.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group................7:00 pTii.
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.rh:x\
Wednesday Worship................6:30 p.m.-
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST'
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning..........1....... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Night................7:30 p.m.


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ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ...... ............10:00 a.m.
M morning Service......................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 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ............ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .................... 7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
*Praise & Worship .... ........... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. I 11:00 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........................1...11:30 a.m .
Estudio 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.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles ............................7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
S767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. ......10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 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.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
IMorning Worship.................. l 1:00 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 .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
'" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2* & 4d' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ..-.. 10:00 ad~it
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) ...................... :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. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ....................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting..............7:00 p.m.,
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
,Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. .. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... . ... .6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship . ....... ... 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ........... .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . . . ... ...7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:Q0 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.


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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.n.

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 .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ........... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ................ 7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study.. ............ 10:00 a.m.':
Worship Service . ........ 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School . ..... .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1 1:00 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.



j SEEDS
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THE ,
SOWER

SMichael A. Guido
fMenter,Georgia



A fellow got frightened during a
.battle. ,He-ran behind a tree and,
Istarted-t6 cry' One of his-friends'

said to him, "Don't be a baby!" "I
wish I was a baby," he sobbed,
"and I wish I was a girl baby. I'm
frightened."
Do you know why some people
won't come to Christ and confess
Him? They're afraid.
It takes courage to be a
Christian. The Christian faith isn't a
religion of helpless husbands,
spineless spinsters, bashful bach-
elors, or cowardly children.
It's a religion of brave believers,
whose motto is: "If God be for us,
who can be against us?"
I dare you to turn your life over to
the Lord and to live for Him!


Everyone has a favorite season. Swimmers soak up summer, football
fans love the fall, ice skaters skim through winter, romantics relish spring.
Isn't it wonderful that God created variety in our world? Variety is
encouraging; as we go through our days we know we have something to look
forward to, our season of personal fulfillment.
Just as the seasons vary, so do the places we worship. God's house may
be vast or compact; ornate or more simply structured. Those differences in
style reflect how unique we all are. But what really matters is that God is
there in His house.
Our house of worship is a special place, a place where we can experience
all the seasons of our lives and achieve our greatest personal encouragement.
and fulfillment. God will be there with us.


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By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent

AIM TO BE HEALTHY THIS YEAR!
How are you doing with your New Year's resolution to lose weight? It
is midway through the year. Maybe you. have forgotten all about making
that resolution on Jan. 1. Maybe your enthusiasm waned when you did not
see the desired results quickly, and you have given up on ever achieving
your goal.
Well, do not despair! I want to share some thoughts about healthy
weight that might help motivate you to get back on track for the remainder
of the year.
First of all, focus on improving or maintaining your health and not on
losing weight. Almost all of us should have as a priority to improve our
health, if even just a little bit. Those who are blessed with good health cer-
tainly should want to stay healthy.
How do you go about doing this? Start by choosing foods that make
up a healthy eating plan. A healthy eating plan is one that gives your body
the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie
level. Foods that should be included are lower in calories, total fat espe-
cially saturated and trans fat cholesterol and sodium (salt). Examples.
include fat-free and low-fat dairy products; lean meat, fish and poultry;
high-fiber foods such as whole grains, breads and cereals; fruits; and veg-
etables. Canola or olive oils and soft margarines made from these oils are:
heart healthy and can be used in moderate amounts. Unsalted nuts can also
be built into a healthy diet as long as you watch the amount.
.Secondly, a healthy eating plan includes eating foods from all of the
basic food groups. Try keeping a daily food diary for one week to track
what you are eating at each meal. By eating whole-grain foods from the
grain group, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk products from the dairy group'
and lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts from the protein group,
you will have included foods from all of the food groups each day, or cer-
tainly after several days.
Third, a healthy eating plan includes portion control. It allows for rea-
sonable portion sizes to control our calorie intake. A reasonable portion, or
serving size, is one-half cup cooked or one cup of raw fruits or vegetables,
eight ounces of milk or yogurt, and three ounces of cooked meat, fish or'
poultry. Always check your food label for serving-size information as a
guideline for a healthy recommended portion to eat.
So, if you focus on healthy eating and portion control, reaching and
maintaining a healthy weight will be easier to achieve. Some weight loss
will naturally occur when all of the above ideas and guidelines are fol-
lowed. Then, if you can incorporate physical activity into your daily or
weekly schedule, weight loss will definitely occur and you will find main-
taining a healthy weight will become easier.
Most importantly, striving to become healthy has many far-reaching
benefits, including feeling good about yourself and having more energy to
enjoy life. We know that heart disease, high blood cholesterol, high blood
pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoporosis and some types
of cancer result from unhealthy eating habits throughout life.
Hopefully, you are now motivated to begin again with the New Year's
resolution you made back in January and ready to get back on track with
establishing and maintaining healthy eating habits throughout the remain-
der of this year.
Don't become obsessive, but become watchful. You will benefit great-
ly and reap the benefits for a lifetime. For more information on nutrition
and how to develop a healthy eating plan, call the Hardee County Extension
Office at 773-2164. May you have a happy and healthy remainder of the
year!



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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+/-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 P/Z 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 needing 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
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During the past v.,. c, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

COUNTY
July 22, Santiago Posada, 43, of 3422 Oak St., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with DUI, ref,- '.I to submit
to DUI test, no valid license and a non-moving traffic violation.
July 22, William Chad Bledsoe, 33, of 6416 Odom Road, Lakeland,
was arrested by Dep. Carree William and charged with trespassing.
July 22, thefts on Parnell Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

July 21, Jeremy Christopher Valdiviez, 21, of 3373 John Holt Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with battery.
July 21, burglary of a conveyance on Deer Run Road and criminal
mischief on Cactus Avenue were reported.

July 20, Mark Dean Fuston, 33, of 3809 Dixiana Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
July 20, Antwan Lament Jorden, 25, of 128 N. CR 663, Ona, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with two counts unarmed bur-
glary of a dwelling and two counts larceny.
July 20, residential burglaries on Riverside Drive, Bronco Drive,
Badger Loop and College Lane, a robbery on U.S. 17 South, vehicles stolen
at two locations on U.S. 17 North and on Doss Road, and a theft on Jim
Williams Road were reported.

July 19, Roger Clark Ayers, 43, of 1334 Doc Coil Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Steven McKinney and
charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and crimes against
person by culpable negligence.
July 19, a residential burglary on Badger Loop, a business burglary on
Doc Coil Road, and a theft on Webb Road were reported.

July 18, Jeronimo Goan, 38, of 20th Street in Palmetto was arrested by
Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of court.
July 18, James William Black, 23, of 220 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan and charged with possession of drug para-
phernalia, driving with knowledge of a suspended license and possession of
methamphetamine. At the jail, Dep. David Drake added charges of posses-
sion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 18, Jay Lee Eubanks, 43, of 3732 Howard Ave., Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of resisting an officer without
violence.
July 18, a tag was reported stolen on Ralph Smith Road.

July 17, a vehicle stolen on Fiarfax Drive, a robbery on Clifton Bryan
Road, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and thefts on College Lane,
Cypress Street and Wild Turkey Lane were reported.

July 16, Robert Lee White, 48, of 713 S. Oak St., Fort Meade, was.
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of contempt of court.
July 16, Arturo Junior Valdez, 27, of Troublesome Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on charges of failure to appear in
court and withholding child support.
July 16, a business burglary on Makowski Road and thefts on Reif
Road, U.S. 17 North, Will Duke Road, and Sparrow/Morgan Grice roads
were reported.

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July 22, burglary of a conveyance on River Chase Circle and a theft on
U.S. 17 South were reported.

July 21, Reyes J. Rodriguez-Soledad, 48, of 166 Old Dixie Highway,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with
DUI, refusal to submit to DUI tests and four counts of resisting an officer.


July 21, Juan Leija Venegas, 30, of 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
July 21, Ramiro Mata, 26, of 2708 Sweetwater Road, Zolfo Springs,-
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, battery on an officer, resisting an officer with violence,
criminal mischief-damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia
and public crimes.

July 20, Obeymar Aguilar Aguilar, 26, of Lincoln Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on two counts failure to appear in
court.
July 20, a business burglary on U. S. 17 North, and thefts on East Main
Street, South Seventh Avenue and U.S. 17 North were reported.

July 19, Roberto Martinez, 18, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with possession of ampheta-
mines with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 19, a theft on North Third Avenue was reported.

July 18, a residential burglary on East Townsend Street and criminal
mischief on South Seventh Street were reported.

July 17, James Riley Driver, 43, of 1867 Kazen Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with loitering/prowling.
July 17, thefts on South Seventh Avenue and South Ninth Avenue were
reported.

July 16, a residential burglary on South 10th Avenue was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
July 22, Casey James Simmons, 24, of 105 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with battery.
July 22, a business burglary on U. S. 17 North was reported.

July 20, a vehicle was reported stolen on U.S. 17

July 17, Cleopes Juan Leyva, 42, of 510 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with battery.
July 17, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way and a vehicle stolen on
East Main Street were reported.


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4C The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007


BUDGET SUMMARY

Hardee County Sc6ol Board
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ARE 8.2 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
Fiscal Year 2007-08

Dmnnsed Millae ILev :


i ----w -


Local Effort
Discretionary
Suoolemental Discretionary


4.804
0.510
0.250


Capital Outlay
Debt Service
Total Millage


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Federal Sources
State Sources
Local Sources
TOTAL SOURCES
Transfers In
Nonrevenue Sources
Fund Balance (July 1, 2007)
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES


EXPENDITURES:
Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services.
Instructional Media Services
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services
Instructional Staff Training
Instruction Related Technology
Board of Education
General Administration
School Administration
Facilities Acquisition & Construction
Fiscal Services
Food Services
Central Services
Pupil Transportation Services
Operation of Plant
Maintenance of Plant
Administrative Technology Services
Community Services
Debt Service
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers Out
Fund Balance (June 30, 2008)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS & BALANCES


GENERAL
FUNo

$ 197,164
$ 26,829,485
S 10.043,734
$ 37,670,383
$ 1,544,783
$ 12,000
$ 5,877,829
s 45,49.995


$ 23,795,151
$ 1,567,851
$ 775,334
$ 364,973
$ 433,311
$ 803,107
$ 261,399
$ 462,083
$ 2,132,528
$ 14,378
$ 473,426
$
$ 310,612
$ 2,328,073
$ 4,469,151
$ 2,033,548
$ 445,951
$ 87,918
$
$ 40,758,794
$
$ 4,346,201

t 45 104.995


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS


$ 7,649,382
$ 52,524
$ 594,378
$ 8,296,284
$5
$
$ 58,921
s 8,355.?05


2,923,46
1,277,54
60
610,52
681,32
96

182,30
66,08


2,536,22
1,29


$
$ 8,280,33
$
$ 74,86

t 8.355.20


DEBT
SERVICE
FUNDS

$
$ 340,375
$ 15.000
$ 355,375
$
$
$ 413,976
$ 769,351


8 $
9 $
2 $
1 $
1 $
8 $
$
7 $
4 $
- $
- $
1 $
6 $35,344
- $210,000
- $4.007
- $
- $
- $
- $ 335,344
7 $ 335,344
- $ 210,000
8 $ 224.007


)5


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


$ -
$ 4,874,694
$ 3,374,562
$ 8,249,256
$ 210,000
$
$ 462,569
$ 8,921.825


$ 6,535,479
$ 6,535,479
$ 1,544,783
$ 841,563
$
$
$
$
$
$ 6,535,479
$
$
$
$.
$
$
$
$
$
$ 6,535,479
$ 1,544,783
$ 841,563


PRIVATE
PURPOSE
FUNDS

$
$
$ 800
$ 800
$
$
$ 19,356
$ 20.156


$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$ 2,350
$
$ 2,350
$
$ 17,806


769.351 4 8.921.825


TOTAL
ALL FUNDS


$ 7,846,546
$ 32,097,078
$ 14,628,474
$ 54,572,098
$ 1,754,783
$ 12,000
$ 6,832,651
$ 63.171.532


$ 26,718,619
$ 2,845,400
$ 775,936
$ 975,494
$ 1,114,632
$ 804,075
$ 261,399
$ 644,390
$ 2,198,612
$ 6,549,857
$ 473,426
$ 2,536,221
$ 311,908
$ 2,328,073.
$ 4,469,151
$ 2,033,548
$ 445,951
$ 90,268
$ 335.344
$ 55,912,304
$ 1,754,783
$ 5,504,445


20.156 4 63.171.532


Complete details for each separate part of the school budget summarized above are on file and are available for public inspection at the Office of the Hardee County Superintendent of
Schools Administration Building, 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. 7:26c


GRAPHS ILLUSTRATING A HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF

FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Hardee County School Board


1 2006-07 2001-02 1996-97
Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)' $48,149,655 $35,229,229 i $30,264,407
Total Current Operating Revenues $42,159,385 $32,060,240 $27,434 40
Capital Projects Revenues $5,624,742 $2,802,140 $2,490,270
Debt Service Revenues $365,528 $366,849 $339,897
Number of Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent Students 5,094.67 4,926.30 5,367.97
Current Operating Revenues per UFTE $8,275.19 $6,507.98 $5,110.73
Total Number of Employees 725 669 690
Total Number of Instructional Employees 462 428 443


Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)


Total Current Operating Revenues


Capital Projects Revenues


$50,000,000
$40,000,000
? $30,000,000
w $20,000,000
S $10,000,000
$0


$32,060,240


2001-02
Fiscal Years


$27,43


1996-97


2001-02 1996-97
Fiscal Years


Debt Service Revenues


$380,000
$360,000
$340,000
$320,000


2006-07 2001-02 1996-97
Fiscal Years


Number of Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent Students
UJ
T, 5,600.00 5,367.
o 5,400.00 5,094.67
' 5,200.00 4,926.30
S5,000.00
Z 4,600.00
| 4,600.00


2006-07


Current Operating Revenues per UFTE


$10,000.00

$5,000.00
$0.00


2006-07 2001-02 1996-97
Fiscal Years


01996-97


Fiscal Years


Total Number of Employees


Total Number of Instructional Employees


2006-07 2001-02 1996-97
Fiscal Years


2.000

7.564


$48,149,655


$60,000,000
$40,000,000
$20,000,000
$0


$35,229,229


2006-07


SAk 85 c Or


$30,264,407


1996-97


2001-02
Fiscal Years


2006-07


$6,000,000
$4,000,000
$2,000,000
$0


$5,624,742




2006-07


1750
S700
650
600
-


T 480
o 460
0 440
E 420
c 400


2006-07


2001-02
Fiscal Years


1996-97


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July 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to
increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy
A. Initially proposed tax levy . . . . . . . . . . $11,927,496
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board

and other assessment changes ............... $ 119,526

C. Actual property tax levy ..... ......... ..... . $11,807,970

This year's proposed tax levy. . . . ... ....... $13,430,327


A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the


school board to receive $19,193,895 in state education grants.


The


required portion has increased by 10.66 percent,


and represents


approximately six tenths of the total proposed taxes.


The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the

school board.


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase

to be held on Monday, July 30, 2007, at 5:01 P.M., in the School Board

meeting room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at

this hearing. 7:26c



NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 2.000 mill
property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.

This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of5.564 mills for operating expenses
and is proposed solely at the discretion of the School Board.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $3,373,562 to be used for the following
projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Hardee Senior High Covered walkways
Zolfo Springs Elem. Covered walkways
Hilltop Elem. / Jr. High Softball field for PE, with well and fencing
Hilltop Elem. / Jr. High Reimburse the General Fund for construction costs

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Former Jr. High Renovate buildings for use by District staff and Wauchula Elementary
Hardee Senior High Renovate auditorium
Hardee Senior High Renovate roofing
Transportation Renovate shop building
Wauchula Elem. Renovate office and old clinic


Educational and
ancillary facilities


Other renovation, maintenance, and repair including, but not limited to,
electrical, HVAC, flooring and floor coverings, ADA compliance, roofing,
energy conservation, asbestos abatement
Reimburse the General Fund for costs of construction, renovation,
remodeling, maintenance, and repair as permitted by Florida Statutes.


MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Transportation Purchase three (3) school buses

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
Educational facilities Furniture, fixtures and equipment
Transportation Video cameras for school buses
Hardee Senior High Additional security cameras
Hardee senior High Wiring, server, power supply, switches, etc. to upgrade capacity

PAYMENTS OF LOANS APPROVED PURSUANT TO SS. 1011.14 AND 1011.15, F.S.
Additional financing for Hilltop Elementary/ Hardee Jr. High school.

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 30, 2007, at 5:01 P.M., in
the School Board meeting room located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.
7:26c


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


EVEN 44 Is AN


'ELDER TO A TEEN!


By ANDREW GUIDO
Special To The Herald-Advocate
The person that I chose to interview was
Gerardo Guido. He was born on March 12,
1963. He was born and lived in
Inchamacuaro, Guanajuato, Mexico for 16
years.
His first job was to get wood to sell to
people so they could make fire to cook their
food. He made five pesos, which is in
American money 50 cents a day. To work
all day, only 50 cents is tough.
School back then had only six rooms.
There were only six teachers, including the
principal; he also taught a class. His school
started classes at 8 a.m., and they let the
kids out at 11 a..m. so they could eat their
lunches and play. Meanwhile, some kids
ate, others played games like tag, basketball
and hide-and-seek. They got out of school
at 1 p.m.
They didn't have electricity, they used
lamps that needed petroleum to keep the
fire running. "There weren't many toys to


play with, mainly because we didn't have
money to buy toys," said Gerardo. "I used a
stick to make a horse to ride around on."
"We had seven people living in an old
adobe house." They all slept in one bed-
room. The size of the bed was a full-size.
Imagine, five kids sleeping on a full-sized
bed!
They ate mainly tortillas and frijoles.
Once in a while, they would eat eggs and
have some soup. On special occasions they
would eat mole.
He got married at the age of 28. He had
three girls. He now lives in Wauchula in a
nicer house than he used to. He no longer
shares a bed with five kids. Just his wife.
Life's tough, but not like it was 27 years
ago.
Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Application
File No.: 38414-011-SO/01
The Department announces the receipt of an application for permit renewal from Ms. Teresa
Carver, Solid Waste Director, for operation of a Class I Landfill (Phase II, Section 1), located
at 685 Airport Road, Wauchula. Hardee County, Florida.
This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom
Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926.
62-110.106(6) Public Notice of Application and Proposed Agency Action Publication of a
notice of application shall be required for those projects that, because of their size, poten-
tial effect on the environment or natural resources, controversial nature, or location, are rea-
sonably expected by the Department to result in a heightened public concern or likelihood
of request for administrative proceedings. If required, the notice shall be published by the
applicant one time only within fourteen days after a complete application is filed and shall
contain the name of the applicant, a brief description of the project and its location, the loca-
tion of the application file, and the times when it is available for public inspection. The notice
shall be prepared by the Department and shall comply with the following format.
7:26;8:2c









6C The Herald-Advocate, July 26, 2007




4-H Program Holds Awards Banquet




With 'Aloha!' Hawaiian-Luau Theme


SOver 300 people attended the
annual 4-H Awards & Recognition
Ceremony at the Agri-Civic Center
auditorium in Wauchula on May
24.
Kaylee Brummett, newly elected
president of 4-H District X Youth
Council, led the opening ceremony
and recognized special guests.
Brook Aleman, from Hardee Beef
'n Bacon 4-H Club, led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the American flag,
and Brian Yake, from Fort Green 4-
H Club, led the 4-H Pledge.
Kaylee then recognized 4-H club
leaders with a gift of appreciation
fbr their hard work and dedication
as volunteer leaders over the past
year.
Carolyn Wyatt, extension agent,
welcomed everyone and gave
opening comments, followed by
the presentation of awards. She
was aided by Mary Mitchell, exten-
sion program assistant.
Hardee County has over 200 4-H
members actively involved in 13
clubs, with over 40 leaders and
adult volunteers.
The theme for this year's 4-H
recognition ceremony was, "Aloha
to 4-H!" The auditorium was
brightly arrayed with a Hawaiian
theme of green and white grass-
skcirted tables and decorations.
The dining tables were adorned
with Hawaiian-style centerpieces.
Palms and plants further carried out
the theme for the evening.
Everyone was given a lei to wear at
the registration table as they
entered.
SWendy Petteway, 4-H Leaders'
Association president, presented
Jimmy Goughler of Mid-Florida
Hardware of Wauchula with the
Friend of 4-H Award for his out-
standing dedication to the youth of
Hardee County. Sandy Scott re-
ceived the Meritorious Service
Award for her volunteer efforts
with the 4-H program above and
beyond the call of duty.
4-H members Jared Arnold, Kara
Keen, Brittany Mishoe, Lindsey
Moye and Lauren Raulerson, grad-
uating in the Class of 2007, were
each recognized with an engraved
wooden plaque with their name and-
years of membership in 4-H
engraved on it.
Perfect attendance trophies were
awarded to all members who
attended all of their club's monthly
business meetings during the year.
These perfect attendees are listed
by club in a chart that accompanies
this article.
SEngraved ceramic mugs were
awarded to those displaying the
fnost club spirit. Club spirit win-
ners are also listed separately on
this page.
.1 Record books are an important
part of the 4-H program. Over 50
4-H'ers turned in record books for
projects completed during the year.
.Many received certificates and pins
for these completed record books.
Please see the inserted list of every-
one who submitted a record book
for judging.
This year, 15 4-H'ers participat-
ed in county competitive events, all
of whom qualified to compete at
the district level, which includes
five counties, and all were recog-
'nized with certificates for their par-
*ticipation in these two events.
*Kaylee Brummett, Jessica Deese,
-Catherine Polk, Chelsea Sargent
and Joshua Sargent will compete at
,state- level competitive events this
month (July) in Gainesville at state
"4-H Congress.
S'Tne MaKing the Best Better
Award is presented to 4-H'ers who
have been active at club and county
levels and worked hard at making
the best better for 4-H. The junior
winners were Holly and Emily
Hughes, Emily Johnson and
Kaitlyn Shaw. The intermediate
winners were Greg Aleman, Julie
Hernandez, Wyatt Kofke and Kalan
Royal. The senior winners were
Kaylee Brummett, Jessica Deese,
Catherine Polk and Brian Yake.
The Citizenship Award.honors 4-
H'ers who work for the betterment
pf not just their own lives, but also
the community in which they live.
The junior winner of this award
'was Hailey Andrews. The interme-
diate winner was Sidney Crews,
and the senior winner was Shelby
Albritton.
* The Achievement Award is given
to members who have made great
Strides ,nd achievements in 4-H
*over the past year. The two junior-
'division winners were Makayla
Chance and Savannah Hunt. The
two intermediate-division winners


ing leadership abilities at club and
county level and beyond. The
intermediate winner of this year's
Leadership Award was Rebeka
Brown and the senior winner was
Lauren Raulerson.
The final award was the Award of
the Green Clover, which is given to
the club whose members have been
the most active for the past year.
This year, for the first time, two
clubs were honored with this
award. They were the Castaways
Sport Fishing 4-H Club, under the
leadership of Rex Richey, and the
Youth In Action Club, a new club in
the Bowling Green community,
under the leadership of Violet and
Claudia Hernandez. Both of these
clubs were chosen because of their
community involvement through-
out the year.
The evening ended with the tra-
ditional candle-lighting ceremony
by County Council members
Rebeka Brown, Kaylee Brummett,
Eddie Hunt, Chelsea Sargent and
Joshua Sargent.
Emily Albritton was soloist for
the ceremony. Sandy Scott was
photographer.


The winner of this year's
Leadership Award was inter-
mediate 4-H'er Rebeka
Brown.


Leaders received recognition and gifts of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the
Hardee County 4-H program. Pictured (front row, left to right) are Debra Owens, Kim McVay,
Claudia Hernandez, Lacey Webb, Tammy Hunt, Roy and Wendy Petteway, Charlotte Yake, Rex and
Patricia Richey, Candi Lamer, Trish and Eddie Newman; (back row) Violet Hernandez, Lucas
Chaney, Danny Weeks, Tommy Arnold, Megan Mitchell, Monica Stevenson, Kay Crews, Teresa
Carver and Joy Brummett. Not pictured are Tracy Pate, James Newman, Peggy Chaney, Sara Polk,
Barbara Arnold, Jacque Weeks, Scott and Julie Farr and Steve McVay.


Making the Best Better awards were presented to senior 4-H'ers
Brian Yake, Jessica Deese, Kaylee Brummett and Catherine Polk
(not pictured).


The winner of this year's
Leadership Award was senior
4-H'er Lauren Raulerson.
Accepting her award was her
sister, Emily Albritton.

-mo 7


Winners of this year's Senior Achievement Awards were Chelsea
and Joshua Sargent.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The award of the Green Clover, which is given to the club whose
members have been the most active the past year, was present-
ed to Youth In Action 4-H Club leaders Violet and Claudia
Hernandez.


This year's Citizenship Awards were presented to Shelby
Albritton, Sidney Crews and Hailey Andrews (not pictured).


Carolyn Wyatt, 4-H agent,
presided over the evening's
award ceremony, assisted by
Mary Mitchell (not pictured).


were Jessica Hunt and Kaitlyn
Kennedy. The two senior-division
,winners were Chelsea Sargent and
:Joshua Sargent.
The Leadership Award honors 4-
H'ers who have exhibited outstand-


Winners of this year's Intermediate Achievement Awards were
Jessica Hunt and Kuitlyn Kennedy.


Making the Best Better awards were presented to junior 4-H'ers
Emily Johnson, Kaitlyn Shaw, and Emily and Holly Hughes.


Kaylee Brummett led the
opening ceremony and greet-
ed special guests.






July 26, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Making the Best Better awards were presented to intermediate
4-H'ers Kalan Royal, Greg Aleman, Wyatt Kofke and Julie
Hernandez.


Kathy Adcox, Mid-Florida Hardware, accepts the Friend of 4-H
Award on behalf of Jimmy Goughler from 4-H Leader's
Association President Wendy Petteway.


4-H Award Winners


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING DATE

HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE

The Hardee County Health Care Task Force has scheduled
a special meeting for July 31, 2007, at 12:0.0 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430.

Marsha Rau, Chairman 7:26c





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2007 PERFECT
ATTENDANCE

Castaways
Ryan Moore
Zachery Taylor
Miranda Yeomans
Brian Yake*

Country Clovers
Will Bennett
Emily Bennett
Kacey Bryant
Dalton Bryant.
Dylan Roberts
Cade Roberts
Joel Garland
Austin Wallace
Kara Keen
Cleston Sanders
Darby Sanders
Ryan Ham
Cody Ham
Garrett Ham
Emily Albritton
Doyle Collom
Bradley Brewer
Kalob Benton
Tyler Johnson

Fort Green
Norma Alejandro
Brian Yake*
Makayla Chancey
Courtney Alexander
Amanda Wilson
. Morgan Crews
Brianna Waters
Cassidy Wilson
Dalton Richey

Green Acres
Kaylee Brummett
Catherine Polk
Chelsea Sargent

Hardee Hot Shots
Wyatt Kofke*

Heart of Hardee
Larrett Smith
Danielle Smith
Wyatt Kofke*
Kaitlyn Kennedy
Justin Knight
Harley Staton
Korin Roehm
Rayna Parks
Lane Parks
.Brittany Mishoe
Richard Pippin
Smokee Barker

Limestone
Harley Bishop
Andrew Hunt
Eddie Hunt
Jessica Hunt
Savannah Hunt

Thunderin' Hooves
Jessica McVay

Cracker Trail
Sid Crews
Haydon Lindsay
Daniel Miller
Savannah Miller
Dalton Reas
Kyndall Robertson
Kramer Royal
Brooke Shaw
Kaitlyn Shaw
Meagan Shivers
Katie Smith
Jarrett Stevenson
Audra Weeks
Leah Weeks
Abby Clark
Lance McCrary
John Miller
Luke Winters
Murrell Winters

Hardee Beef & Bacon
Greg Aleman
Brook Aleman
Victor Aleman

River Rats
Danielle Weeks
Elizabeth Weeks
Emily Johnson
Laina Durrance


4-H Youth in Action
Julie Hernandez
Kimberly Hernandez


CLUB SPIRIT
AWARDS

Castaways
Ryan Moore
Zachery Taylor

Country Clovers
Will Bennett
Joel Garland
Emily Bennett
Tara Manwiller

Cracker Trail
Clay McNabb
Kramer Royal
Brooke Shaw
Abby Clark

Fort Green
Rebeka Brown
Brian Yake

Green Acres
Kaylee Brummett
Catherine Polk

Hardee Beef & Bacon
Jared Arnold

Hardee Hot Shots
Kyle Ward

Heart of Hardee
Larrett Smith
Wyatt Kofke

Limestone
Hailey Andrews
Hadley Bishop

River Rats
Laina Durrance
Alyssa Tatum

Thunderin' Hooves
Christy Owens
Haley Andrews

4-H Youth in Action
Mary Sinclair
Kimberly Hernandez

RECORD BOOK
AWARDS

RABBIT
Blue
Garrett Ham
Red
Ryan Ham

POULTRY
Blue
Norma Alejandro
Jesus Cruz
Jessica Deese
Red
Savannah Hunt

HORSE
Blue
Kaylee Brummett
Catherine Polk
Red
Jessica McVay
Christy Owens

BEEF BREEDING
White
Greg Aleman

DAIRY
Blue
Kaylee Brummett
Edward Hunt
Red
Andrew Hunt
Jessica Hunt
Savannah Hunt
White
Brook Aleman
STEER
Blue
Dalton Farr
Dylan Farr
Caleb Reas
Dalton Reas
Kalan Royal
Kramer Royal

SWINE
Blue
Dillard Albritton
Emily Albritton
Jared Arnold
Will Bennett
Bradley Brewer
Rebeka Brown


Dalton Bryant
Carleigh Coleman
Doyle Collom
Brooke Conley
Sid Crews
Matthew Grace
Michael Grace
Meghan Graham
Dalton Hewett
Emily Hughes
Holly Hughes
Lance McCrary
Daniel Miller
John Miller
Savannah Miller
Brittany Mishoe
Justin Rickett
Dylan Roberts
Kole Robertson
Kyndall Robertson
Cleston Sanders
Kaitlyn Shaw
Marisa Shivers
Meagan Shivers
Jarrett Stevenson
Dana Terrell
Chelsea Wallace
Leah Weeks
Brian Yake
Red
Aaron Brown
Kaleb Bryant
Tyler Cloud
William Crawford
Alivia Daniels
Brittany Davis

Joel Garland
Codi Ham
Brittany Hines
Jessica Hunt
Justin Knight
Wyatt Kofke
Kaitlyn Laker
Amanda McNabb
Tara McNabb
Farrah Muntz
Kody Porter
Dalton Rabon
Dillon Rabon
Joshua Rickett
Lola Rivera
Korin Roehm
Danielle Smith
Harley Staton
Brandi Westberry
Kailah White
White
Andrew Hunt
Rayna Parks
Alex Pierstorff
Richard Pippin, Jr.

SEWING
Blue
Courtney Alexander
Makayla Chancey
Red
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2007
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF August 02nd & 16th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting August 16th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session August 10th at 8:30 a.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF August 7th at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 02nd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF August 13th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 06th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive.
Wauchula
MONTH OF August 14th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF August To be advertised later.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF August 28th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
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 August appear at the public meeting and be heard. If
a person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with'
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will.
need a record of the proceedings, ar\d that, for such purpose, he/she
August 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.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, July 26. 2007


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Rene M. Tamayo, 22, Bowling
Green, and Elizabeth Rivera, 19,
'Bowling Green.
Ryan Shane Solano, 20, Bowling
,Green, and Amanda Leigh Bias, 21,
Bowling Green.
Daniel Rodriguez, 46, Wauchula,
and Maria Pilar Lucatero, 24,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Midland Funding LLC vs. Janet
R. Beckham, stipulated settlement
approved, case dismissed.
Chase Bank USA vs. Jeanette R.
Johnson, judgment.
Midland Funding LLC vs. Jose
H. Gonzalez, order approving stip-
ulated settlement.
NCO Portfolio Management Inc.
vs. Stephen C. Starratt, default
judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Karista Newsome, retail theft,
$315 fine and court costs.
Jose Noe Calderon, giving false
ID to a law enforcement officer,
$315 fine and court costs.
Tia Winona Cook, petit theft and
giving false ID to a law enforce-
ment officer, 60 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS), $315
fine and court costs.
Larry Cross, possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Brandon Michael Dobos, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, adjudi-
cation withheld, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee; possession of marijuana, not
prosecuted.
Michael Anthony Goodwin, dis-
orderly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $190 court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Jose Mendoza, retail theft and
giving a false name to a law
enforcement officer, time served,
$315 fine and court costs.
Mannie Owens Jr., disorderly


intoxication, resisting arrest with-
out violence and two counts tres-
pass other than structure or con-
veyance, 30 days CTS.
Esguardo Cruz Trinidad, petit
theft and resisting arrest without
violence, time served, $315 fine
and court costs.
Joe Araujo, domestic battery,
probation one year, $667 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs.
Janet Cantu, possession of drug
paraphernalia, $315 fine and court
costs, $115 public defender fees.
Glenn Nathan Franks, possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, $315 fine and
court costs, $115 public defender
fees.
Chris Andrew Lee, resisting an
officer without violence and tres-
passing other than structure or con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $115
public defender fees.
James Irvin Roberts, battery,
$542 fine and court costs, $40 pub-
lic defender fee.
Ramon Romero III, disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest
without violence, $315 fine and
court costs, $115 public defender
fees.
Jesus Vasquez, battery, estreated
bond.
Amy Louise Waters, possession
of marijuana, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee; possession of
drug paraphernalia. $315 fine and
court costs.
Nicholas James Maxwell, petit
theft, time served, $420 fine and
court costs.
Matthew Evan Carvey, hunting
on a county road using dogs, adju-
dication withheld, $315 fine and
court costs.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Santos Alamia Jr., driving while
license suspended (DWLS), attach-
ing tag not assigned and altering
license plate validation sticker,.
$330 fine and court costs, $40 pub-
lic defender fee.


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Roberto Armenti, violation of
license restrictions, adjudication
withheld, $205 court costs.
Valentin Soto Arriage, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Ramon Cantu-Rodriguez,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Jermaine Joshua Church, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Roberto Zurita, DUI and no valid
license, time served, 12 months
probation, license suspended six
months, DUI school, evaluation, no
alcohol or bars, $885 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service.
Filemon Calvillo, violation of
license restrictions, dismissed.
Angela M. Zamarripa, DWLS
and possession of a suspended
license, adjudication withheld,
$205 court costs.
Augustine Macedo, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Vickie Ann Valdez Alamia,
DWLS, $330 fine and court costs.
Moises Delcid Nolasco, DUI and
no valid license, time served, pro-
bation 12 months, license suspend-
ed six months, DUI school, evalua-
tion, $637.50 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, 50 hours
community service.
Misty Lynn Patton, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $540 fine and
court costs.
Misty Dawn Phillips, DWLS,
dismissed.
Susan Ramirez, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, produced valid
license, $205 court costs.
Rodolfo Lopez, DUI, probation
12 months, license suspended one
year, ignition interlock two years,
no alcohol or bars, DUI school,
evaluation, $1,110 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service.
Joe Tony Rodriguez, DUI, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed five years, tag impound 30 days,
ignition interlock two years, no
alcohol or bars, multi-offender DUI
school, $1,425 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, 50 hours
community service.
Miguel Angel Araujo, DUI with
property damage, 12 months proba-
tion, license suspended six months,
DUI school, $637.50 fine and court
costs, $150 investigative costs, 50
hours community service.
Stacey R. Castillo, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $330 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee; no registration certificate, dis-
missed.
Everado Lopez, DWLS, $330
fine and court costs.
Sirlloyd L. Rawls, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $205 court costs.
Krista Rucker, allowing an unau-
thorized person to drive, adjudica-
tion withheld, $205 court costs.
Jose Luis Sanchez-Lule, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Rigoberto G. Varela, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive, $330
fine and court costs.
Robert L. Wade, DWLS, $330
fine and court costs.
Socorro Lopez, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Alfredo Raymond Martinez, two
counts DWLS and possession of
a suspended license, adjudication
withheld, $410 fine and court costs.
Christina Ann McHugh, reckless
driving, adjudication withheld,
$256.25 fine and court costs.
Daniel Anthony Cisneros,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$205 court costs.
Charlie Jawaan Gaspar, allowing


PUBLIC



NOTICE


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, 110 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 P/Z Board public hearing should contact the Planning and
Development Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z 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.

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board 07:19,26c


an unauthorized person to drive,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Delmas Honery Gough, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, produced
valid license, 16 hours community
service.
Maria D. Gutierrez, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive, adju-
dication withheld, $205 court costs.
Jose Noe Calderon, DWLS, $205
court costs.
Carlos Garcia Rodriguez, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 60 days
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Sandra L. Prine and Wayne V.
Prine, divorce.
Debra Soto vs. Kerry Pastor,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Jennifer A. Crews and Michael
H. Crews, divorce.
Cynthia Anne Manley and
Dennis W. Manley, divorce.
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
vs. Jose Jesus Lozano AKA Jesus
Jose Lozano, petition for forfeiture.
Deutsche Bank National Trust
vs. Virginia Guajardo and Miguel
Ruiz, petition to foreclose mort-
gage.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Regina M. Massey, dam-
ages.
Angela Lynn Guerrero vs.
Charles Anthony Hubbard, petition
for injunction for protection.
Karrie Ann Pastoor vs. Debra
Soto, petition for injunction for
protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Ronnie Rias vs. J. Loran
Cogburn, Sheriff, order dismissing
petition for inmate review.
McKinley White vs. James
McDonough, state Department of
Corrections (DOC), order dismiss-
ing petition for inmate review.
Latoya Shere E. Tucker and
DOR vs. Willie L. Jones, petition
for child support contempt order
denied.
Leroy Harden vs. Florida Parole
Commission, transfer to Leon
County.
Charline Boyd vs. Raymond
Leonard, injunction for protection
dismissed.
Corine Renard and DOR vs.
Taravaris Harris, voluntary dis-
missal of petition for child support.
Portfolio Recovery Assodiftes
LLC vs. Merle H. Henderson, judg-
ment.
Patricia Sutton vs. Catherine
Brant, injunction dismissed.
Grinnel Mutual Reinsurance Co.
a/s/o Veron Bue vs. Maria
Esperanza Villegas, judgment.
Ricky Joe Bandy and Tammy
Marie Bandy, amended divorce
order.
Tiffany D. Collier and DOR vs.
Christopher Hearns, petition for
child support contempt order
denied.
Jethro Anthony Davis vs. James
R. McDonough and DOC, petition
for inmate review denied.
Annie McDonald and DOR vs.
Angela Louis, child support pay-
ments increased.
Randy L. Ownby and Michelle
Marie Ownby, divorce.
Kristy Lee Chavis and DOR vs.
Joseph David Harrington, child
support contempt order.
Sophia Garcia and DOR vs. Saul


Alamia, child support contempt
order.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
William Baucom, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, three
years Florida State Prison, $495
fine and court costs and $340 pub-
lic defender fees placed on lien;
battery, one year in jail (concur-
rent).
Gina Diane Doty, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of alprazolam), probation
revoked, 18 months community
control house arrest, drug abuse
evaluation, warrantless search and
seizure, no alcohol or bars, unpaid
fines and fees placed on lien.
Robert Keith Johnston, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, two
years drug offender probation, no
alcohol or bars, warrantless search
and seizure, substance abuse evalu-
ation and treatment, license sus-
pended two years, curfew, random
drug screens, $495 fine and court
costs, $190 fine and court costs;
violation of license restrictions,
time served.
Melinda McCray Peterson, two
counts felony driving while license
suspended, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, $495 fine and
court costs on each charge, $190
public defender fees, 100 hours
community service.
Maria Tomasa Quinn, grand theft
and burglary of structure, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation two years,
no contact with victim/store, ran-
dom drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $495 fine and
court costs, $4340 public defender
fees, $472.33 restitution, 100 hours
community service.


PUBUC NOTICE

The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
win 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 t
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-49
FING I11, 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 fortheexpansion of theWINNR
Ranch
07-50
Rezone of 10.3MOL acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to P-I
(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 N1I/2of SWIl4of SW/4 & W1/2 of S 20 ft of NW1/4of
SWIM 816. T34S. R25E

07-54 1234250000000200000
John GJWendy L. Howard requestapprovalof 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
720MOLac that part of W1/2 of NWi/4of NWil4 lying Nof rd
812. T34S. R25E

07-55 1633250000001200000
William L. Manfull by and through theAuthorized Representative requests
approval ofa 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 45mult-family villas in the Highway Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
On or abt Torrey Rd E of US Hwy 17
32.85MOL ac S3/4 of NW1/4 of NWl/4 LESS Parcel 1380 & LESS Rd R/W & E
394.35 ft of N114 of NW1I4 of NWII4 816. T33S. R25E

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning0Zoning 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 PlannngDevelopmentDepartmentat
least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public hearing. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make specialarrangeents
should contact the County Manager's ofice at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published In accordance with
the Hardee County Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating
to these proposals are available for public Inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 AM. and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9' Ave., Wauchula. Flrida. 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


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 34 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 Strbet on the 22nd day of AUGUST, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

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 7:19-8:9c


Brenda. Brush, review of proba-
tion (original-charges three counts
possession of methamphetamine,
four counts possession of drug
paraphernalia, two counts posses-
sion of marijuana and fleeing to
elude a police officer using lights
and sirens), probation terminated.
Kenneth Marvin Lee, review of
probation (original charge fleeing,
to elude a police officer), probation
terminated.
Samuel William Sink III, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
possession of methamphetamine,
two counts possession of drug para-
phernalia and introduction of con-
traband into a jail), probation
revoked, 364 days jail, license sus-
pended two years, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
George Pizano Jr., driving while
license suspended and fleeing to
elude a police officer amended
to resisting arrest without violence,
probation two years, pay all traffic
fines, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court costs,
50 hours community service; resist-
ing an officer without violence, not
prosecuted.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Kun Young and Tosy M. Chieu to
Howard B. and Sandra Pleger,
$21,000.
Johnnie L. Richardson to Albert
Cummings Sr. and Dwayne E.
Cummings, $85,000.
James D. Dubose to Robert
Albert Hagerman as trustee,
$100,000.
Gerald Collom as trustee to'Jesus
Juarez Jr., $59,000.
Ignacio Rodriguez and Sylvia
DeLaRosa to Bruce L. and Crystal
F. Contreras, (two properties),
$60,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Stanley
Prevost and Vilene Ophar, two
properties $160,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Ruben and Christina I. Naranjo,
$115,000.

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