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No Complaining

For 21 Days!

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School Board Passes

Tentative Budget Plan

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107th Year, No. 34
3 Sections, 30 Pages


Thursday, August 2, 2007


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plus 4 sales tax


City Holds Line On Taxes Despite Major Plans


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
No raise in taxes.
Given the opportunity to do so,
even a little bit, Wauchula City
Commissioners refused to raise ad
valorem taxes.
At Monday's special meeting to
receive the 2007-08 budget and set
millage for the next fiscal year, the
commission took a "no thanks"
approach to a possible increase in
taxes.
It wasn't because the city doesn't
have a lot on its plate, with three
major projects in the works now.
The city's ad valorem (property)
tax has been.5.02 mills for quite a
few years. However, the city is list-


ed a "community of special finan-
cial concern," the new term for a
rural fiscally constrained communi-
ty.
A formula the state, under its
new tax reduction plan, provided to
the city, actually would let the city
raise property tax over a tenth of a
mill more., to 5.1394 mills. That's
because it pulls out the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) tax
revenue money and places it into a
separate account. In effect, that
means it would take a bit more tax
dollars to raise the same amount as
last year.
Commissioners refused the pro-
posed increase. "Just because we
See CITY 6A


Sales-Tax Break


Begins Saturday

Save On Back-To-School Items


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A $1 million federal appropriation will help pay for much-needed renovations for Wauchula's electrical substation. Transformers
and other apparatus have nearly reached their life expectancy.


1 Seat Up For

Election On


BG Commission
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A. single seat on the Bowling
Green City Commission is up for
election this fall.
City Clerk Pam Northup said a
one-week qualifying period for
potential candidates will open this
Monday at 8 a.m. and close Friday,
Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. Qualifying pack-
ets can be picked up at City Hall at
'104 E. Main St.
Vice Mayor Fern Gibson current-
ly holds the slot. She has served the
city since 1996, Northup said, and
plans to seek re-election.
The term is for three years.
Bowling Green will hold this
municipal election on Tuesday,
Sept. 25, Northup said.
To run in the election, political
hopefuls must pay a qualifying fee
See 1 SEAT 6A


Chamber Gets New Director


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
recently hired Casey Prescott as its


new executive director.
Prescott is a lifelong resident of
Hardee County, who has worked
closely with local elected officials,
county and city staffs and various


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNAGIN
Casey Prescott stands outside her new Chamber of Commerce
office in the historic Wauchula City Hall Auditorium building on
East Main Street.


county organizations on issues such
as the expansion of U.S. 17 and
hurricane recovery.
She was given the chance by
being the constituent services man-
ager for both Congresswoman
Katherine Harris and current
Congressman Vern Buchanan, who
are representatives of Congression-
al District 13.
"In working for both members of
Congress, I was given a chance to
work alongside the Hardee County,
Chamber of Commerce," Prescott'
said.
Her first day was Monday and
she said that she was excited about
starting her new job. Prescott said:
that she was currently getting orga-'
nized, but was really looking for-
ward to the new direction that the
she, along with the Board of
Directors, wish to take the cham-
ber.
As executive director, Prescott
will be running the day-to-day
activities of the chamber, coordi-
nating annual events, helping to
See NEW DIRECTOR 2A


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Attention all shoppers! The state
of Florida will be giving you a
break on back to school shopping
by cutting out the sales tax for an.
entire week. -
Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday
and ending at midnight Aug. 13, no
sales tax will be collected on books,
clothing, footwear, certain acces-
sories that cost $50 or less and on
certain school supplies that cost
less than $10.
Customers should feel free to buy
as much as they want, as long as the
individual items do not exceed the
$50 limit for clothing or $10 limit


FREE FAIR TONIGHT!


for school supplies.
Since the classifications are
broad, certain items will still have
the normal sales tax imposed
regardless of price.
SThe term .clothing as defined by
the state of Florida means anry arti-
cle of wearing apparel, including
all footwear (except.for skis, swim
fins, roller blades and 'skates)
intended to be worn about the
human body.
However, the state declares that
watches, watchbands, jewelry,
handkerchiefs, sporting equipment
and umbrellas are not considered
clothing and will likewise still be
See SALES-TAX BREAK 6A


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Attack On


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 43-year-old woman who beat
and threatened to kill a 75-year-old
man has been sent to state prison.


Cook


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Elderly Man
Faye Cook, of 780 The man, who had an active
-r King Jr. Ave., No. court injunction prohibiting Cook
a, appeared in Hardee from having any contact with him,
last week on charges reminded her of the court order and
'ith an assault, battery told her to leave, Harris said.
5 or older, felony bat- Instead, Cook yelled that if he
nation of a court injunc- did not open the door, she would
action. kick it in and kill him.
Ige Marcus J. Ezelle Shortly afterward, the man heard
er to three years in a noise at his side door and went to
se crimes. Further, the investigate. As he approached that
ed $495 in fines and side door, it suddenly swung open
and $340 in public and hit him, knocking him to the
floor.
to Maj. Claude Harris The man told responding officer
rdee County Sheriffs Dep. Mixon Trammell that Cook
was arrested after she climbed on top of him and began
he 75-year-old man's punching him about the head. His
eet home early one roommate, drawn by the commo-
g, demanding to be let tion, rounded a corner to see Cook
See WOMAN 2A


UUunHISY IPOIuT
Clifford the Big Red Dog visited several Wauchula locales on
Monday to tell everyone about Florida Hospital's annual Back-
To-School Fun & Safety Fair, which is today (Thursday). Clifford
stopped at the YMCA, the Hardee County Public Library (pic-
tured) and Florida Hospital Wauchula, putting big smiles on the
faces of children and adults alike while making sure everyone
gets ready for the new school year. If you would like to see
Clifford, too, be sure to attend 'the hospital's free Back-To-
School Fun & Safety Fair this afternoon and evening from 5 to
7 at the Agri-Civic Center off Altman and Stenstrom roads in
Wauchula. The annual event features free school supplies and
bike helmets


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage







2A The Herald-Advocate, August 2, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


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Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula. Florida, by The Herald-Advocate Publishing
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(" DEADLINES:
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Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 pm.
General News Monday 5 p.m.
Ads -Tuesday noon


LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, dou-
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I watched a movie on TV recently for the second time about New
York Yankee player Lou Gehrig, whose career and life was cut short by a
mysterious disease. It is now called ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Gary
Cooper starred as Gehrig, and Babe Ruth appeared as himself in the movie.
ALS is an incurable, fatal disease that slowly paralyzes the body while
leaving the mind intact. The average life expectancy is two to five years
from diagnosis.
The movie caused me think of three Hardee County men who have
pass'edawiy'i'Trom ALSrecen'ly -- WaliterBailey,"Keith- Weems -nhd
Thurmon Bell.
No one knows exactly how you contract the disease, which can strike
people of various ages.
The ALS Association is doing research and trying to find a cure. The
national office is in Calabasas Hills, Calif. More information can be found
by calling 1-888-949-2577 or going to website alsa.org.

The August 2007 Florida Trend magazine has an article on blueberries
and the Clear Springs Packing House and Distribution Center north of
Bartow. The center this"season processed and packed 1.2 milliort pounds, of
blueberries 25 percent of the state's production for 33 growers.
Clear Springs, owned by Connecticut investor Stan Phelps, has 18,000
acres of reclaimed phosphate land. Clear Springs plans to increase its own
blueberry acreage from 150 to 1,000 acres.
Florida Trend says blueberries is 'a top source of antioxidant. The har-
vest season here is March, April and May, after the harvest in Chile and
before the harvest in the North.
Vice president of operations is Terry-Atchley of Wauchula. Wauchula
Mayor David Royal is employed with Clear Springs' agricultural opera-
tions which includes citrus and cattle.
Florida harvested about 2,600 acres of blueberries this year, with cash
receipts of $32.9 million, a wholesale price of $4.70 last year and $7 this
year, and a $14 a pound price paid by consumers.

Florida Trend reports the price tag of renovations to Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium at UF in Gainesville has risen to $28 million. The old weight room
was good-sized. The new size has tripled.
UF employs 34,000 in Gainesville and is responsible for 41,000 other
jobs statewide. UF's revenue is $3.95 billion, including federal research
grants and health-care services. The campus has 3.5 million visitors, includ-
ing 1 million at athletic events.
Florida Trend reports over 21,000 new housing foreclosures in June
2007, up 144 percent from a year ago.
Housing starts in Florida were at 2001 levels, and complaints against
homebuilders are way up. Real estate "flippers" are being hurt financially.
Flippers bought and sold new houses and apartments without ever moving
in, making short-term profits in a rising housing and real estate market
which has reversed course recently. Some financial institutions made bad
loans.
Hardee County, a slow growing county, has generally been spared of a
lot of this foreclosure grief that was largely in fast-growing areas along
coastal areas. .

Robert Powell of Wauchula is helping Hardee High varsity football
witi a website named www~.hareevarsityf66ftall.com.
This is the second year of operation. Powell, a 1987 graduate of Hardee
High School, lists a lot on the website, including game photos, video of
each game, prospects of players for colleges to review, history of Hardee
High football, scholarship recipients, and an e-mail for the head coach.
Graylin Smith is the football history coordinator.
It is linked to the Hardee High School website. Powell's e-mail is
rpowell at his football website.

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office has 68 vehicles, reports Col.
. Arnold Lanier, a candidate for sheriff in 2008.
The list includes 22 patrol cars and 10 spare patrol vehicles which
include 8 cars, a Jeep and a canine Jeep; 9 investigative vehicles and 2
spares; 5 civil; 6 administrative; 2 for warrants; 4 for corrections and 3
spares; I crime scene van; I utility van; 1 public relations/DARE van; 1
SWAT van; and I mobile command center/semi truck.
The sheriff's office gave a Jeep to the county last month, said Lanier.
Sheriff Loran Cogburn will not seek re-election in 2008, which will
complete his third term, and has already endorsed Lanier.

The Lakeland Ledger reported last week that Emma Ely, 72, of Winter
Haven bought a Chevrolet Camaro 350 SS in 1970 and continues to drive
it today. The car has the original engine, transmission and rear end and has
S1.104 million miles.
She has had the oil changed every 3,000 miles, had regular tune-ups
and a trip to the mechanic every time she hears an odd noise.
She bought her first Camaro in 1968. It was totaled when another dri-
ver ran into the car. A 1969 Camaro had a manual transmission, leaked
when it rained, and she did not like a stick shift.
Ely bought the 1970 Nassau blue Camaro in Winter Haven and had
white stripes put on it. The now-retired nurse paid about $3,100 for the car,
with monthly payments of $108.39. A recent restoration cost $6,000.
Ely loves her car so much she wants to be buried in it, wrote the
Ledger's Lorrie Delk Walker.

Michael Vick's NFL football career has temporarily gone to the'dogs
following his federal indictment for allegedly being involved in a dog-
fighting operation on his property in Virginia. The Atlanta Falcon quarter-
back has pled not guilty.


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advertise current chamber members
and in charge of gaining new ones.
"I look forward to, building up
Hardee County to what it should
be. I know What it is like to have to
drive an hour away to have a job,
and I wish to bring more opportuni-
ties for people in the county," she
said.
Her plan for county growth
includes marketing and advertising
for current members of the cham-
ber, as well as bringing in and high-
lighting new businesses.
She said that the Board of
Directors wishes to be active in the
community and that she will be
looking to bring in more events for
everyone to enjoy.
"The residents of Hardee County
want it to be the best they can, and
I hope to help achieve that," said
Prescott.


THURSDAY, AUG. 2
VHardee County Comrmis-
siop, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex t, 412
W. Orange. St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 6
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, budget workshop,-City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula,
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reaching for a knife rack on
kitchen counter.
The roommate took his 6"
pocketknife and held it to-Coo
throat, Trammell described, ord
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alone. She did, but began punchi
the 'roommate instead.
Once again, the roommate pull
his knife. Cook left, but threaten
to come back with a gun.
Harris said neither man suffer
any visible injuries in the mel
and a warrant was sworn for Coo
arrest.

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County Commission Held New Budget Sessionm


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the third report on Hardee
County Commission 2007-08 year
budget planning sessions held in
mid-July. Other news stories
appeared July 19 and July 26.
LIBRARY IMPACT FEES
These new fees are estimated to
bring in $30,655. The impact fees
take effect Jan. 1, 2008.

TRANSPORTATION IMPACT
FEES
These fees on new building per-
mits are expected to bring in
$266,922.

WAUCHULA HILLS
ENTERPRISE
The current budget is $8.9 mil-
lion, and expected spending is $4.3
million. The proposed new budget
is $7.2 million. This is for water
and wastewater projects.
County utility director. Park
Winter said, "Growth requires
costs. You cannot grow without
infrastructure. It costs for operation
and maintenance." .
The county expects to spend $9
million in capital projects over two
years.

WAUCHULA HILLS
ENTERPRISE FUND/WATER
The current budget is $562,449
with. spending expected to be
$417,609. The proposed new bud-
get is $546,265.
County manager Lex Albritton
wondered if Wauchula Hills resi-
dents can afford to pay a monthly
water and sewer bill.
"There are no grants for water
.projects. There are grants for
wastewater. The state commits to
funding one year at a time," said
Albritton.
Park Winter said there are 300
homes in Wauchula Hills. The
capacity fee per house in Wauchula
Hills is $250 for water and $250 for
sewer.
Albritton said the School Board


is refusing to pay a capacity fee for
sewer and water to the new K-8
school. "They say schools do not
have to pay an impact fee." The
fees would be $67,500 for water
and $67,500 for wastewater, a total
of $135,000.
This budget has zero contin-
gency.
County commissioner Minor
Bryant said, "I wish we could add
$200 million to our tax roll. We are
now capped at a four percent
increase a year if the Jan. 29
amendment passes.
The county was opening bids on
July 17 on an expansion to the
Wauchula Hills wastewater project.
The capacity now is 120,000 gal-
lons per day.

WAUCHULA HILLS
WASTEWATER
The current budget is $297,063,
and expected spending is $234,447.
The new proposed budget is
$438,168.
Expected utility revenues are
$210,000 plus $20,000 connection
fees. There is a contingency of
$172,000.

VANDOLAH ENTERPRISE
The current budget is $196,521,
with expected spending to be
$142,294. The proposed new bud-
get is $264,786. Expected revenue
in 2008 is $110,000, with expected
expenses of $128,699 and a contin-
gency of $102,087.

TRANSPORTATION TRUST
Phase one of resurfacing Florida
Avenue from State Rd. 64 to
Carlton Street has been approved
for $1.3 million.
College Hill Road project is
approved for $344,000. The Steve
Roberts Road project has been
approved for $2.16 million.
The county will take delivery of
a $120,300 bucket truck next year.
Current spending in this budget
is planned at $8.3 million, with
next year's capital projects expect-
ed to be $5.08 million.


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ROAD & BRIDGE
MAINTENANCE
This department did have 48
employees and now has 44. The
current budget is $5.5 million with
spending expected to be $4.1 mil-
lion. The new budget will be $3.79
million.
County manager Lex Albritton
said, "The county should budget
$2.2 million for capital outlay in
this budget, but it will be zero."
MAINTENANCE SHOP
The current budget is $756,280,
and spending is expected to be
$569,005. The proposed budget is
$652,853, which includes $44,000
in overtime. This department has
12 employees.

HOPE OF HARDEE
Executive director Ann Martin
said two jobs have been eliminated
due to budget constraints. HOPE
serves the low income elderly and
has 14 total staff. The county com-
mission approved giving $60,000,
compared with $75,000 last year.
Mrs. Martin had requested
$85,000.
She said HOPE served over 200
elderly persons in Hardee County
this year and has a waiting list of
potential clients. Services include
chores, congregate meals, emer-


Boys Golf Has
Tryouts Aug. 13
Boys golf tryouts for the
Hardee Senior boys team will
begin on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. at the
Torrey Oaks Golf Course. All
school forms must be complet-
ed prior to the first practice.
Forms can be picked up at the
high school.
For more information or any
questions, contact Coach
George Heine at 735-1423,
773-8310 or the junior high
(773-3147).

Manage Grazing
Land Course
A Grazing Management 101
class is being sponsored by the
South Florida Beef-Forage pro-
gram of the University of Florida
through the local Extension
Service. The course includes
basic pasture management
principles and concepts, and will
be held at the Extension Office,
507 Civic Center Drive(on the
west side of the Agri-Civic
Center) on Saturday, Aug. 11,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $30. Pick up
forms at the Extension Service
office or call 773-2164. The
course is part of a continuing
multi-county education effort to
help producers raise and mark
high quality beef cattle per cow,
per acre profitably.

Pesticide Class
Set For Aug. 8
A three-hour pesticide license
review and testing class will be
held next Wednesday, Aug. 8
from 9 a.m. to noon with the test
given at 1 p.m. Registration fee
of $20 includes manuals and
refreshments.
The class helps registrants
obtain a private applicator pesti-
cide license and gives three
Continuing Education Units. For
CEUs only, cost is $3. For more
information, call 773-2164.


agency alert, health support, home-
delivered meals, homemaker, nutri-
tion counseling and education, out-
reach, respite care and transporta-
tion.

PEACE RIVER CENTER
The center offers a wide range of
services as a community mental
health organization. The center
requested $31,410.

RESTHAVEN
Resthaven requested $50,000,
the same as last year, plus the coun-
ty spends, $31,000 a year on the
retirement home. Additional main-
tenance of $10,000 plus an $8,000
termite treatment are needed. This
was approved.

CUTTING EDGE MINISTRIES
The county last year gave
$15,000 and for next year okayed
$5,000. The request was for
$50,000. The ministry gives food
and supplies to the needy, helps an
average of 175 families a week, and
is Hardee County's distribution
center for other agencies.

INDIGENT BURIALS
The county approved $8,000 in
the proposed budget.

HARC
The county approved $10,000,
the same as last year.

EPCA
The county commission last year
okayed $20,000 and this coming
year approved $10,000 for EPCA
(Emptying Prisons of the Chemi-
cally Addicted).

TRI-COUNTY ADDICTIONS
The county kept the same spend-
ing of $10,000.

TRANSPORTATION
DISADVANTAGED
The county approved $27,823 for
this program.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL
Chairman Lavon Cobb requested
$349,000, the same as last year.
The commission tentatively ap-
proved $300,000 and hopes to
come up with another $50,000. The
cash carryover from the current
budget is $199,000.
Cobb said 345 jobs are planned
for the new industrial park and the
council plans to hire a new director
soon. The council has 15 members.


Cobb said about 45 jobs are cur-
irently at the industrial park.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The chamber was approved for
$10,000, the same as this year. The
chamber will have a booth at the
state fair in Tampa next year.

RECREATION COMPLEX
The commission approved
$42,000 for next year, compared
with $43,025 this year. The School
Board pays 50 percent of the recre-
ation complex budget and the coun-
ty, 25 percent. The city of
Wauchula pays 15 percent. Zolfo
Springs gives its racetrack money
user fees, and Bowling Green zero.
Rocky Kitchens said over 3,000
children have learned to swim at
the pool, which was built in 1981.
The ballfields were built in 1980.


SPECIAL EVENTS
The current budget is $17,500,
which went mostly to the July 4th
fireworks. The commission cut this
to zero. Donations may be sought
for fireworks.
YMCA
The commission approved
$4,000, the same as this year.

PROBATION
The current budget is $117,956,
and the new budget is $118,437.
Fees are projected at $86,000.

ANIMAL CONTROL
The current budget is $166,646
and expected spending is $149,692.
The proposed budget is $153,256.
There are three employees. Fees are
estimated to bring in $10,689.
The city of Wauchula pays about
one-third of this budget.

SOLID WASTE
Revenues are budgeted at $7.65
million, with expected revenues of
$7.95 million and proposed rev-
enues of $5.0 million. This includes
$2.6 million in cash forward,
$950,000 in tipping fees, $740,000
in special assessments, and $20,000
in recycling revenues.
The landfill charges $62.50 tip-
ping fee a ton to the city, the same
price as the past six years.
Hardee operates a Class land-
fill. The landfill is 25 years old.
The adopted budget for expendi-
tures is $1.8 million, with projected
expenses of $1.44 million and a
proposed new budget for expendi-
tures of $1.67 million.


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LANDFILL CLOSURE
The proposed budget is $2.46
million. The county has to maintain
landfill closure for 30 years.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said several years ago the general
fund spent $1.5 million from land-.
fill funds.
The county is expanding the
landfill by five acres. This expan-
sion should last seven years.
Commissioner Nick Timmerman
said years ago the commission con-
sidered hauling solid waste or an
incinerator, but a landfill was con- '
sidered to be cheaper.
RACETRACK
The proposed budget is
$446,500, the same as this year.
The money will be spent as fol-
lows: fire control, $226,000; recre-
ation council, $26,500; School
Board, $187,365; and Resthaven,
$6,625.

ECONOMIC AD VALOREM
EXEMPTIONS
The planned ad valorem tax I
exemptions will go to Seminole
Electric Cooperative, $283,650;
Vandolah Power Company, :
$327,289; Florida Fertilizer,
$13,247; and Nickerson Brothers -;
Dairy, $7,660.
Graybar Electric plans to ask for
a tax abatement.

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get is $322,679.
Public hearings on the proposed
new budget and millage rate are set
for Sept. 13 and Sept. 24.
Public hearings on the indigent
health care are set for Sept. 11 and
Sept. 25. The current budget is
approximately $550,000 and the
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chula, died Thursday, July 25,
2007, at Saint Joseph's Hospital
Campus in Asheville, N.C.
She was a native of Hardee
County and was a homemaker.
She was the daughter of the late
J.B. and Ruby Dell Wilson Crews.
She is survived by her husband
of forty-eight years, Roscoe Coker;
three sons, Ross Coker and wife
Kelly of Murphy, N.C., Jay Coker
of Lecanto and Scott Coker and
wife Violet of Albion, N.Y.; one
daughter, Shanna Couture and hus-
band Michael of Murphy, N.C.;
seven grandchildren, Amanda,
Joshua, Justin, Dakota, Joseph,
Cassandra and Sierra Coker; two
sisters, Kate Collier and husband
Roy Sr. of Zolfo Springs and Treva
Napier and husband Walt Sr. of
Wauchula; several in-laws; nieces;
and nephews.
The family received friends
from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 29,
at the Townson Rose Funeral Home
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followed at 4 p.m. with the Rev.
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Delgado and Pastor Gary Peterson
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To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


GET-READY FOR SCHOOL
It is back-to-school time, which means school physical and immu-
nizations. Though they may be unwelcome, vaccinations can help your
child's body fight infection. A general check-up investigates your child's
overall health and offers an opportunity for early detection.
Immunization has been called the most important public health inter-
vention in history, after safe drinking water. It has saved millions of lives
over the years and prevented hundreds of millions of cases of disease.
Each year, children miss the first day of school because they do not
have the immunizations needed to enter a particular grade. One of the most
important steps parents can take to maintain their children's health is to
immunize them on schedule against deadly, preventable diseases. By keep-
ing your child up-to-date on recommended immunizations, you also protect
your family and community against the spread of infectious diseases.
Immunization is responsible for the control of many infectious diseases
that were once common in this country. Immunization has reduced, and in
some cases eliminated, many diseases that routinely killed or harmed tens
of thousands of infants, children and adults. The viruses and bacteria that
cause diseases such as diphtheria, Whooping cough, measles, chickenpox
and influenza, still exist and can infect people who are not protected by vac-
cines.
Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor's
visits, hospitalizations and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause
parents to lose time from work.
While eight out of every 10 children in the United States are fully vac-
cinated, checking your child's health records is the perfect preparation for
the back-to-school time period. Your child's academic success is linked to
her ability to stay healthy and in school.
Contact the Hardee County Health Department at 773-4161 to book an
appointment for your school physical and/or immunizations. You can also
contact your school health nurse to receive immunizations at the school.
Immunizations are free of charge and physical are $15. Call today for
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Tentative Budget


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County School
Board has given a passing grade to
a fiscal plan for 2007-08 that will
raise taxes while still lowering the
millage rate.
The $63.2 million budget and its
accompanying 7.564 mills scored
tentative approval in a public hear-
ing held on Monday night. School
Board members voted unanimous-
ly, with member Gina Neuhofer
absent.
There was no comment from the
public.
A final public exam will be given
on Thursday, Sept. 6. At that time
the board will adopt a 2007-08 bud-
get and tax rate.
The tentative proposal still up for
public scrutiny calls for reducing
the ad-valorem tax rate from the
current total of 7.663 mills to the
new 7.564. '
Though lower, the new rate will
bring in more money than in 2006-


07 because of an increased county
tax roll. While the 2006-07 millage
generated $11.9 million in taxes,
2007-08's is expected to bring in
$13.4 million.
That local tax money will only
partially fund the total school bud-
get of $63.2 million. But, that local
tax money called "required local
effort" by the state also makes
the Hardee County School District
eligible for a bonanza of state fund-
ing.
Capital outlay projects in the
plan for the new fiscal year call for
covered walkways at Hardee
Senior High School and Zolfo
Springs Elementary School, a soft-
ball field at the Hardee Junior High
and Hilltop Elementary campus,
renovations to ihe historic schgol-
house on South Florida Avenud*for
county office space, roofing and
other such improvements.
The spending plan also includes
employee raises of from 6-1/2 to 7-
1/2 percent.


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the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the
second half is enjoying it.
-Frances Lear


NOTICE

REQUEST TO VACATE ALLEY

All interested persons are hereby notified that Richard D. Giroux
and wife, Caryn M. Giroux are requesting that a platted but unim-
proved alley be vacated. The alley is located as follows:
AN ALLEY APPROXIMATELY 15 FEET WIDE BEGIN-
NING AT THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF PALMET-
TO STREET AND RUNNING SOUTHERLY BETWEEN THE
WESTERN LINES OF LOTS 1-5 AND THE EASTERN
LINES OF LOTS 6-10, ALL IN BLOCK 15 OF THE CARL-
TON AND MCEWEN ADDITION TO WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AS PER THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 2-34(b) (HARDEE COUNTY PLATS
RECORDED IN DESOTO COUNTY) AND PLAT BAR A-32,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND CONTINUING TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF ANOTHER ALLEY RUNNING EAST AND WEST
FROM 8TH AVENUE TO 9TH AVENUE BETWEEN BLOCK
15 AND BLOCK 18 OF SAID CARLTON AND MCEWEN
ADDITION TO WAUCHULA, FLORIDA PLAT.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons will be heard at this
meeting. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission with respect to this request for which he will
need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to
ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor
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have the legal opportunity to do so
is no reason to do it," said
Commissioner Jerry Conerly.
"We've always gotten by on 5.02
mills. Other governments are mak-
ing strategic cuts. We don't have to
raise ours," added Commissioner
Connie Spt. n.
The difference to the taxpayer
could be as much as $50. That was
enough for Conerly to move to con-
tinue the 5.02 millage rate.
Commissioner Ken Lambert sec-
onded the motion, which passed
unanimously.
City Manager Rick Giroux con-
curred with the decision, noting
that he and Finance Director James
Braddock felt obligated to bring the
two choices to the commission.
The city does not depend solely
on its ad valorem revenue. The
majority of the city's $2- to $4-
million budget is from sources
other than property taxes. Only
about $600,000 comes such taxes.
The balance of the city's budget
comes from licenses and permits;
federal and state grants; state rev-
enue sharing; solid waste, water
and sewer and electricity payments;
courts; rents and royalties; and
other smaller amounts.
The budget includes expendi-
tures for the city council and
mayor; city administration; legal
counsel; planning and develop-
ment, police; roads and streets; ani-
mal control; recreation; airport; and
utilities.
The upcoming budget includes
the recent approval of a $1 million
federal appropriation for much-
needed renovations at the city's
substation. Past monies have al-
ready been earmarked for the
wastewater plant expansion and
new monies are planned for anoth-
er, deeper city well.
"We are on target, on schedule
with all these initiatives, without
raising taxes," said Giroux.



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Continued From 1A
of $10 plus an $18 election assess-
ment, for a total cost to candidates
of $28.
Those wishing to apply must be
18 years of age or older, a regis-
tered voter and a resident within the
city limits for at least six months,
the clerk said.
The qualifying process itself is a
rather simple one, requiring candi-
dates to open a campaign account
at a bank, fill out a financial-inter-
ests statement and take a loyalty
oath.
The Bowling Green City Com-
mission is a five-member board,
elected at-large by city voters.
Northup explained that two com-
missioners are elected one year,
two the next, and one as in
Gibson's case the following
year.
For instance, commissioners
Perry Knight and Randy Minks are
up for re-election in 2008, while
commissioners David Durastanti
and Richard Barone will face vot-
ers in 2009. Whoever wins this
fall's election will return to the bal-
lot in 2010, the city clerk described.
Commissioners are paid $150 a
month for their service to the city.
The Bowling Green City
Commission holds one regular ses-
sion a month, on the second
Tuesday. Special meetings may be
called as needed.
Staff writer Jim Kelly contributed
to this report.


SALES-TAX BREAK
Continued From 1A
taxed.
Book, as applied to the tax break,
means a set of printed sheets bound
together and published in a volume.
Newspapers, magazines and peri-
odicals, or audio books do not fall
under the description and will still
be taxed.
Most of everything that comes to
mind as a school supply will be
counted during the tax free week.
Pens, pencils, erasers, crayons,
notebooks, notebook filler paper,
legal pads, composition books,
poster paper, scissors, cellophane
tape, glue or paste, rulers, comput-
er disks, protractors, compasses
and calculators all make the tax
exempt cut.
There are a few rules to the tax
exemption that consumers should


be aware of.
Articles sold together, like a pair
of shoes, cannot be sold as individ-
ual items to lower the pricing. Also,
renting eligible items does not
qualify them for tax exemption.
Interesting articles that have been
declared tax exempt this year
include: antique clothing, fishing
vests (non-flotation), dress gloves,
legwarmers, clerical vestments and
corsets.
Once again toupees, wigs and
weightlifting belts have not been
included, but don't give up hope:
the next tax exempt period is but a
year away.


ELECTRIC SUBSTATION
CHANGES
An electricity master plan com-
pleted in 2005 by Jones-Edmund
Electric Consultants outlined the
need to replace major portions of
the city substation, which have not
been upgraded since the 1960s;
others have at least a decade's wear
and tear, Giroux explained. Total
cost will be about $2 million. There
are no federal or state grants for
electric upgrades as there are for
water and wastewater plants.
Giroux plans to attend the Aug. 7
Economic Development Agency
meeting in support of the city's
application for $600,000 from
phosphate severance taxes to aug-
ment the federal grant and help
meet the cost of "critical" substa-
tion upgrades.
The problem is the city should
have been banking $150,000 a year
for the past 20 years for substation,
but chose to keep electricity rates
as low as they could. The city went
from generating power to buying it
wholesale and distributing it retail
many years ago. The five genera-
tors in the electric plant were
decommissioned and four have
been sold.
The city buys bulk power from
Tampa Electric Co. (TECO), whose
rate depends on the costs of coal
and natural gas for fuel for power
plants (labeled a fuel adjustment
charge). There is also a wheeling
charge, cost of the transmission
lines to bring the huge wattage to
the substation, the city's distribu-
tion center, where it is scaled down
and provides power for homes and
businesses.
W.H. Enterprises, the city's rate
consultant is currently doing a cost
of power adjustment review. Bill
Harrington, who has 40 years and
advanced degrees in the subject is
doing the review. The city is also
asking for Requests For Proposals
from other power providers to see
if a better rate can be obtained.
"We are working on a preventa-
tive plan of upgrades. We are in the
red zone of life expectancy to
replace of transformers and other
apparatus at the substation. It takes
times to order new generators.
Before they go out, we want to
make sure the system will provide a
reliable, up-to-date power supply to
our residents as well as new devel-
opment," concluded Giroux.
He said he was grateful to U.S.
Congressman Vern Buchanan,
whose District 13 includes Hardee
County, for his attention to, the
city's urgent request and helping
obtain the federal appropriation for
the city.

WASTEWATER PLANT
EXPANSION
Giroux said Phase I of the waste-
water plant expansion, the $2.5
million headworks flow and new
master lift station, is currently
under way and should be complet-
ed by the end of 2007.
Final engineering for the $11
million Phase II is nearly done and
ready to go out for bid. Hopefully,
that will be completed by


December 2008, raising the plant's
capacity from one million to three
million gallons per day.
"That will give us $1.6 million
gallons of unspoken capacity for
business, industry and residential
development. All the housing pro-
jects already on the board can be
met because the state Department
of Environmental Protection gave
us an additional 200,000 gallons
based on our expansion plan,"
explained Giroux.
The plant expansion will accom-
modate anticipated growth and
address the ongoing problem of I&I
(Infiltration and Intrusion). "I give
Public Works Superintendent Ray
McClellan and the distribution
crew a lot of credit for finding and
plugging some big leaks. They will
continue to look for them," com-
mented Giroux.
Along with the wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion has been a
project to remove wastewater plant
effluent from the Peace River.


Although the -effluent will be
upgraded from Class B to Class AA
( public reuse category), an agree-
ment with CF Industries will recy-
cle all the effluent now and from
future capacity to use in its water
demands.
A $19 million state revolving
loan was secured to finance the
project. It will not all be needed, as
a $2 million disaster recovery grant
and $1 million state appropriation
last year will reduce' the loan
demand.
WATER EXPANSION-WELL
A site has been permitted and the
financial and facilities plans are
being completed for a fifth city
well, larger and deeper than the
four the city already has. "The fifth
well provides the city an insurance
card against future drought condi-
tions and assures an adequate water
supply for our residents and busi-
nesses."
Hopefully, the fifth well will be
completed by late 2007.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MARS 1, LLC, 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. 680 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
Begin at the NE corner of Section 10, Township 35
South, Range 25 East, and run thence South 667.12
feet to point in the centerline of S.R. #684; thence
North 89039' West along above said centerline 900.00
feet to a point; thence continue North 89039' West
210.00 feet; thence South 33.00 feet to a point in the
South right-of-way line of above said S.R. #684 for
Point of Beginning; thence West along said South
right-of-way line to the West line of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4;
thence South 780.18 feet; thence East to a point due
South of Point of Beginning; thence North to Point of
Beginning, Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 482,
PAGE 305.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JENNIFER K. KING AND DAVID A.
KING

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 5th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 18th 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.: 252007TD015XXXXX 8:2-23c
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IN THE ClACUIT COURT. OF THE
TENI~ 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# GB1 C919393
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 on 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 in the surplus from the sale, If


any, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
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. 252007CA000438
ADRIAN R. CHAPMAN,
Plaintiff
vs.
TRUSTEES OF CATHEDRAL OF
PRAISE CHURCH OF GOD,
DEFENDANTS. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR PUBLICATION
TO: TRUSTEES OF CATHEDRAL OF
PRAISE CHURCH OF GOD, their un-
known, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against
them; and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees, or any other person
claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under the above named
defendants or parties claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the prop-
erty hereafter described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to real property on the fol-
lowing described property:

Parcel A: A parcel of land
located in the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of Section 10,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the Southeast
corner of the NE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of said Section 10;
thence South 8958'59" West
and along the South line of
the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
said Section 10, 30 feet to
the Point of Beginning;
thence continue along the
South line of the NE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4, 360.89 feet;
thence North 0002'24" East,
679.01 feet; thence South
89057'36" East, 360.42 feet
to the Westerly maintained
right of way of Martin Luther
King Avenue; thence South
0000'00" East along said
Right-of-Way 342.42 feet;
thence North 89o57'36" West
254.66 feet; thence South
0002'24" West 171.21 feet;
thence South 89o57'36" East
254.78 feet to said Right-of-
Way; thence South 0000'00"
East and along said Right-
of-Way 165.02 feet to the
Point of Beginning.

Parcel B: A parcel of land
located in the NE 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of Section 10,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

Commence at the Southeast
corner of the NE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of said Section 10;
thence South 89*58'59" West
and along the South line of
said NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, 30
feet to the Westerly main-
tained Right-of-Way of
Martin Luther King Avenue;
thence North 0000'00" East
and along said Right-of-Way
165.02 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue
North 0000'00" East and
along said Right-of-Way
171.21 feet; thence North
8957'36" West 254.66 feet;
thence South 00002'24" West
171.21 feet; thence South
8957'36" East 254.78 feet to
the Point of Beginning.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KEN-
NETH B. EVERS, the Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before the 31st day
of August, 2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.

Dated on the 24 day of July, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
'THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2006-CA-000571
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
JOE GALVAN; FLORINDA GALVAN;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL 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;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTSS. /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2007
entered in Civil Case No. 25-2006-CA-
000571 of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, WAUCHULA, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR at the
HARDEE County Courthouse located
at 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 12 day of September, 2007 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 12, BLOCK B, F.L. REVELL
FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale. if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale. ,
Dated this 24 day of July, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN, P.A., ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
06-63098 MYNW

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
HARDEE County Courthouse at 863-
773-9853, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
8:2,9c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000029
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M. -H, Y.
DOB: 04/12/2003
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Father of Y.M. -H. a white female child
born on April 12, 2003
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
petition for termination of parental
rights under oath has been filed by
the Department of Children and
Family Services in the above styled
Court, for the termination of your
parental rights to the above named
child:
Y. M.-H.
a white female child
born on April 12, 2003
and you are hereby COMMANDED to
personally appear before the Circuit
Court Judge, on August 31, 2007, at
10:30 a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for
an ADVISORY HEARING in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR
ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED
OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ATTACHED.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.


In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or
agency sending the notice at 1014
South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-9746, not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8779, via Florida Relay Service.
DATED THIS 11 day of July, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
D. Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
7:19-8:9c

The roots of education are bit-
ter, but the fruit is sweet.


Letter To The Editor

Commission Ignores 20-Acre Rule

On New Houses By Waterways


Dear Editor:
The article "Don't Build Near
Creeks" by Joan Seaman in your
July 26 edition reported a signifi-
cant change by the county commis-
sioners to the Hardee County
Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
Policy LI.12 of the plan has
always required a minimum parcel
size of 20 acres to obtain a building
permit if the property touches or
crosses waterways like Payne
Creek. Commissioners essentially
threw out the 20-acre rule and will
now only enforce the 500-foot set-
back provision of the policy.
This means anyone with five
acres and a spot 500 feet from the
creek/river can build a house. The
end result is that density limits
quadruple along Payne, Horse,
Peace, Charlie waterways. I point
this out for several reasons:
1. This is a significant and illog-
ical re-interpretation of a rule that
has been on the books and enforced
for years (since 1996).
2. Any changes to the Comp
Plan require an amendment process
through the DCA (state Department
of Community Affairs) and public
input. This was not done.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2007CA000450
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSEANN M. MITCHELL
3503 18th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205,

MICHAEL L. MAKOWSKI
211 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,

THE ESTATE OF FRED A. MAKOWSKI
a/k/a FRED ANDREW MAKOWSKI,
DECEASED,

PAM MILLER MAKOWSKI
3462 Prines Road
Bowling Green, FL 33834, and

SANDRA KAY OSTEEN f/k/a SANDRA
KAY MAKOWSKI
519-2 Willow Road East
Staton Island, NY 10314
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, or creditors, trustees, and all
other parties claiming and interest by,
through, under or against THE
ESTATE OF FRED A. MAKOWSKI
a/k/a FRED ANDREW MAKOWSKI,
DECEASED, whose residence is
unknown if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown Defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, or creditors,
trustees, and all other parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title, or interest in the property
described in the Code Enforcement
Board liens being foreclosed herein,
and alleges as follows:

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for foreclosure of code enforcement
liens on the following described real
property in Hardee County, Florida:

Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B",
Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida,
recorded in Plat Bar A-33;
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the
following described proper-
ty:

Begin at iron pipe at the SE
corner of Lot 2, Block "B" of
Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula,
Florida, for a point of begin-
ning, run thence West along
the South line of said Lot 2 a
distance of 30 feet to a
point; run thence
Northwesterly a distance of
48.85 feet more or less to
the North line of said Lot 2 to
a point; run thence East
along the North line of Lot 2
a distance of 30 feet to the
East boundary of said Lot 2;
run thence Southeasterly
along the East boundary of
said Lot 2 a distance of
48.85 feet to iron pipe for
point of beginning; all lying
in Lot 2, Block "B" of
Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula,
Florida, recorded in O.R.
Book 313, Page 602, Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida.

has been filed against you by Plaintiff,
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, on
Jane M. Hancock, Clifford M. Ables,


III, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 202 W. Main Street, Suite
103, Wauchula, FL 33873, on or before
August 31, 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.

Dated this 30 day of July, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
8:2-23c


3. This action brings into ques-
tion the current amendment request
with the DCA to allow owners of
record of parcels prior to 1996 to
have less than 20 gross acres to
build a house.
4. The countywide change is be-
cause of one reason: The owner of
a 12.5 acre parcel did not check
with Planning and Zoning for a free
zoning determination prior to buy-
ing the parcel in September of
2005.
On Feb. 28, 2007, Nick Staszko,
director of Planning and Develop-
ment, sited the 20-acre rule above
in denying any development per-
mits for the parcel. At the July 5th
County Commission meeting, Mr.
Rimes asked why he could not
build a house (see Herald-Advocate
7-12-07 article, "Pro-Growth, De-
clares Commission"). Mr. Staszko
and attorney Ken Evers are both on
record at that meeting defending
the long-standing rule.
In the newspaper article, Mr.
Evers explained that although the
property (12.5 acres) met the set-
back requirements, it did not meet
the density requirements of the
county's Comprehensive Land Use
Plan. Mr. Staszko said that because
Payne Creek runs through the prop-
erty, it would require at least 20
acres to build a house.
5. Mr. Staszko's explanation to
me on. July 27 was that he along
with the county attorney and
county manager decided to go with
a less stringent interpretation of the
rule; He added that he realized this
was not necessarily good public
policy.
Mr. Staszko said he is new to this
position and does not know how
many requests for development
permits have been denied for own-
ers with less than 20 acres. He did
say he was in the process of con-
tacting the owners of two proper-
ties along Horse Creek who may
now be able to build.
6. Mr. Staszko said they would
issue Mr. Rimes a zoning determi-
nation allowing a building permit
based on the commissioners' deci-
sion to ignore the previous rule that
everyone has been made to follow
since 1996.
They will not enforce the present
Feb. 28, 2007, non-development
determination pending DCA ap-
proval. In fact, they do not intend to
ask for an amendment to the cur-
rent Comp Plan since they are
labeling the change as a reinterpre-
tation.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-07-CA-321
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEPHANIE D. PERRY, et al.,
Defendant(s)., /

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Final Judgment
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered
on July 25, 2007 in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the HARDEE
County Courthouse, North Front
Steps, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 at 11:00
a.m., on the 22 day of August, 2007,
the following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK 1, DETWILER
SUBDIVISION, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA a/k/a THE NORTH
441.94 FEET OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP
33 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
LYING WEST OF THE RAILROAD
(OLD S.O.L. RAILROAD) AND
EAST OF STATE ROAD #663, AS
PER PLAT BAR B-2, PAGE 3.

a/k/a: 5164 N. COUNTY ROAD,
663, BOWLING GREEN, FL.
33834

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
ENTERED at HARDEE County,
Florida, this 26 day of JULY, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HARDEE, Florida
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA.


Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding
you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
(2) working days of your receipt of
this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.
8:2,9c


7. It may be possible that the
county officials realize the actions
will not hold up under scrutiny, but
will change the zoning determina-
tion allowing development on the
12.5 acre parcel before the change
is struck down by DCA or the
courts.
As you can .see, these actions
hint at political favors and maneu-
vering around a well-established,
state-enforced policy to limit densi-
ty along waterways. The unintend-
ed consequences go well beyond
granting an exception to a local
businessman who bought property
without checking first.
I have documentation supporting
the information above and would
be happy to share it with your staff.
I believe the actions of the county
were inappropriate and not in the
best interest of the citizens of
Hardee County or the counties
downstream of these waterways.
I think reporting on these events
to your readership would be an
important service and help county
officials to follow the letter and
intent of the law.

Thank You,
Henry Kuhlman,
4000 NE 169th St., #600,
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Ref: Hardee County Comp Plan
Policy LI. 12: "In order to protect
the natural function of the 100-year
floodway of Peace River, Horse
Creek, Charlie Creek and Payne
Creek, a setback from the banks of
the waterways is hereby estab-
lished, in which only pasturing of
livestock and residential develop-
ment at a density of not more than
one dwelling unit per 20 gross
acres are permitted. Structures
must be flood-proofed and the floor
level shall be at least one foot
above the 100-year flood elevation.
The setback shall be 500 feet on
each side of the river and creeks or
the width of the 100-year floodway
as shown on the FEMA flood map,
whichever is less."


Protect Workers
Class Aug. 9
A Worker Protection Stand-
ards training class for growers
and farmers and train-the-train-
er class will be held at the
DeSoto County Extension Ser-
vice on Aug. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Registration of $5 covers all
costs.
The class offers two Continu-
ing Education Units for the
restricted use pesticide license
in private and ag tree crop cate-
gories as listed by the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services. For more infor-
mation call 863-993-4846.

CFHC Offers Back
To School Care
Central Florida Helath Care
Inc. of Wauchula at 204 E.
Palmetto Street is planning a
Back To School health fest of
fun, immunizations and sports
physical on Saturday from 8
a.m. to noon.
Florida KidCare insurance
applications will be available.
Free immunizations will be
given and each child given free
school supplies while supplies
last. School and sports physi-
cals are $15. For more informa-
tion, call 863-773-2111.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000327
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
REMEDIOS CARDENAS AND LINDA
PEREZ, EQUITY ONE, INC., D/B/A
EQUITY ONE FINANCIAL SERVICES
COMPANY, AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is herby given, pursuant to
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for
Plaintiff entered in this cause on July
23, 2007, in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Hardee County,
Florida described as:
THE NORTH 99 FEET OF LOTS 7
AND 8, BLOCK 1, ALEXANDER
AND SMITH ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS PER


PLAT BLOCK 2, PAGE 66.
and commonly known as: 310 INDI-
ANA AVE., WAUCHULA, FL 33873;
including the building, appurte-
nances, and fixtures located therein,
at public sale, to the highest and best'
bidder, for cash, All sales are held on
the front steps that face West Orange
Street, on August 22, 2007 at 11
o'clock A.M.
Any persons claiming an interest In
the surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the UIs pendens must file a claim.
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 26 day of July, 2007

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
8:2,9c







August 2, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9A


PANTHER PATRIOTS


COURTESY PHOTO
Members of the Panther Youth Partners program sponsored by South Florida Community College
and Heartland Workforce recently attended a presentation on the importance of voting and how
to correctly fill out a ballot. Some students also registered to vote while at the presentation.
Panther Youth Partners is a year-round program open to students age15-18 in Hardee and other
area counties. It helps the teens take an active role in preparing for life as working adults.
Students research potential careers, develop job-readiness skills, set life goals, participate in
academic tutoring and mentoring activities, prepare a resume, and job-sfadoW business people.
Local teens are regulars in the program.


HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m.
On August 16,2007, at the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street,
Room 102, Wauchula, Florida 33873, to consider adoption of the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE 07-21

AN ORDINANCE OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 1 (A) OF
ORDINANCE NO 03-03 RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR THE ADOPTION OF
AN ANNUAL RATE RESOLUTION TO DELETE THE AUGUST 1 DEADLINE FOR
ADOPTION OF THE RATE RESOLUTION; REPEALING ANY PROVISIONS OF
PRIOR RESOLUTIONS TO THE EXTENT OF ANY CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the public hearing.

This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 125.66(2) (a) and 286.0105.

Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection during fRgulai office hours at:
the County Manager's Office, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 104, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Telephone 863/773/9430.

Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with-respect to the
proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

BOBBY R. SMITH, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE, COUNTY FLORIDA 8-2c

HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m.
On August 16,2007, at the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street,
Room 102, Wauchula, Florida 33873, to consider adoption of the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE 07-20

AN ORDINANCE OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 1 (A) OF
ORDINANCE NO 03-02 RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR THE ADOPTION OF
AN ANNUAL RATE RESOLUTION TO DELETE THE AUGUST 1 DEADLINE FOR
ADOPTION OF THE RATE RESOLUTION; REPEALING ANY PROVISIONS OF
PRIOR RESOLUTIONS TO THE EXTENT OF ANY CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the public hearing.

This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 125.66(2) (a) and 286.0105.

Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection during regular office hours at
the County Manager's Office, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Telephone 863/773/9430.

Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the
,proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

BOBBY R. SMITH, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE, COUNTY FLORIDA 8-2c


It is hard to believe it is almost time for the 2007-08 school year to
begin. While some have taken trips to the beach, traveled out of state or vis-
ited family, many of our school district employees have worked through the
summer preparing us for the upcoming year.
The Curriculum Department continues to ready our district for the visit
from the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools accreditation team.
New teachers will be introduced to our district and prepared for their class-
room roles with an orientation and training session especially designed for
them. Curriculum and staff development needs are assessed, and in-service
schedules are finalized.
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) covers many different areas,
including students with learning disabilities, gifted, speech/language, and
physically or visually impaired. Federal and state education guidelines are
continually being reviewed and changed. The summer is a time when con-
ferences are attended so that our district can receive the most accurate infor-
mation regarding new requirements for students with special needs.
Federal Programs must maintain and deliver information regarding
supplemental education services, school choice and migrant services.
They also translate many of the district's forms and the annual parent hand-
book.
Adult Education schedules General Education (GED), English for
Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Adult Even Start classes free of
charge to members of our community.
Now that the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores and
school grades have been released, the Assessment & Accountability Depart-
ment compiles and analyzes student testing data. School administrators will
then use this information to identify areas of strength and weakness as they
,plan for the upcoming year. Student benchmark assessments, one of the
tools the teachers use to know whether a student has mastered a skill, must
be reviewed and changed as state proficiency requirements are increased.
All of the various departments will tell you their work is dependent on
careful coordination with the schools, other departments and the School
Board. The success of the Hardee County School District is a result of that
coordination so our students can receive the best education possible.
This has been a small sampling of the many activities that occur dur-
ing the summer months to assure that success. As always, we look forward
to seeing you In The Board Room.


The judge asked the defendant,
"Do you know the difference
between right and wrong?"
"I do, your Honor," he answered.
"But I hate to make decisions."
Here's one decision you must
make. You have the ability to make
it. While you're making it, you're in
one of the choices.
What's the decision? What will
you do with the Lord Jesus? You
can't be neutral. If you're not for
Him, you're against Him. If you
don't receive Him, you reject Him.
The Bible says, "As many as
received Him, to them gave He the
right to become the children of
God."
Until you open the door of your
heart to Him, you're keeping it
closed. Untilyou say "Yes" to Him,
you're saying "No."

Human history becomes more
and more a race between edu-
cation and catastrophe.
-H. G. Wells
Do not be fooled into believing
that because a man is rich he is
necessarily smart. There is
ample proof to the contrary.
--Julius Rosenwald


ATTACHMENT "A" FOR DISCRETIONARY PUBLICATION
OF NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF QUALIFICATION
FOR AN EXEMPTION


In the Matter of an Application
for a Determination of Qualification
for an Exemption by:

Walter Williams
RO. Box 700491
Miami, FL 33170-0491


DEP File No.:25-0276330-001
County: Hardee


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that it has received a request for author-
ization to construct a single family residence, swimming pool, and pond, entirely within the uplands,
on Parcel No. 30-34-26-0000-08680-0000, on 2304 State Road 66, Zolfo Springs, Section 30,
Township 34 South, Range 26 East, in Hardee County, by Walter Williams. The Department has deter-
mined that the project qualifies for an exemption established under 40D-4.051(6), Florida
Administrative Code.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an
administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Mediation is not available.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to peti-
tion to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative
Code.
In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), Florida Administrative Code, petitions for an administrative
hearing must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written notice, whichev-
er occurs first. Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose sub-
stantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request an extension of time to file
a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the
request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000 prior to the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll
the running of the.time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the
requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline
was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also grant the requested extension of time.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at
the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the
appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that right.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain
the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification num-
ber, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial inter-
ests are or will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so
indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall
state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Under sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing,
shall be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above require-'
ments or is untimely filed.
Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are available for pub-.
lic inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the
Department's Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-
0926.
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PAGE ONE


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


21 DAYS TO HAPPINESS
Do you find yourself complaining and criticizing anything and every-
thing that bothers you even if you can't do anything about it'? Are you
tired of listening to other people carping from morning 'til night'? Well,
you're not the only one.
A Missouri minister decided to do something about it all. He started
with a sermon suggesting that his congregation stop complaining, criticiz-
ing and gossiping for three solid weeks. He chose this period of 21 days
because he said that scientists believe it takes that long to form a new habit.
But then he came up with an interesting gimmick to help the folks who
wanted to try the experiment. The pastor gave away purple plastic bracelets
with the idea that every time someone slipped up, that person had to move
the bracelet to the other wrist and start over again.
He now readily admits it took him three months before he completed
his 21 complaint-free days. It wasn't easy, even for somebody who says that
it's his "job to see God, and good, in everything."
What I particularly like about his idea is that the intent is not just to
break a bad habit, but to encourage people to have happier, more loving and
more positive lives. There's no doubt that our words and the feelings behind
them affect others for better or for worse.
Is what we say beneficial in some way? Will it lead us to make a
change for the better? No one should be a doormat for the bad actions and
attitudes of others. And none of us has the right to be complaisant about the
serious issues and genuine evils that exist in our world.
After all, Jesus let the money-changers in the temple know in no uncer-
tain terms that they had no business turning a house of prayer into a den of
thieves. Rosa Parks didn't shrug and say, "Well, that's the way it is!" when
a bus driver told her to give her seat to a white man that eventful day in
Montgomery, Ala. Mother Teresa of Calcutta didn't turn her back on the
desperately needy men, women and children around her, thinking, "Too
bad, but there will always be poor people."
Poet Maya Angelou put it this way: "If you don't like something,
change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
There's a world of difference in griping for the sake of griping and in
seeing a problem and then choosing to do something constructive about it.
And it wouldn't hurt, when you're making an effort to bite your
tongue, to say the Serenity Prayer, either: "God grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."
For a free copy of "Say It With Love," write: The Christophers, 12 East 48th
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Dear Editor:
After reading Diane Lane's letter
to the editor in last week's paper, I
decided as a parent of seven chil-
dren that I should also voice my
opinion.
To my understanding to put the
new dress code in effect a vote
must occur with the parents of the
school district before bringing the
idea up with the School Board.
Students also should be given a
chance to argue against school
dress code and voice their opinions.
If this has happened . when
and where? It seems to me that
school administrators have already
decided whether they will imple-
ment uniform policies regardless of
parent feedback.
Most hard-working families do
not have the luxury of taking sum-
mer vacations. The highlight of
their summer is the school clothes
shopping and getting ready for the
new school year.
Whoever came up with this new
dress code just took the fun out of
coming back to school.
The new dress code also inhibits
student's freedom of choice.
School teaches students that our
country is a free one. But when
school boards make students wear
what they tell them to ... What are
we are we really saying?
I see nothing wrong with the past
year's strict dress code, because we
are trying to teach our youth how to
deal with the outside world.
Everybody in the world outside of
the school does not look and dress
the same. God never intended it to
be that way.
Wouldn't the world be a better
place if all the bad guys wore
black? Unfortunately we live the
real world.
Some people say "kids will not
be teased as much with the new
dress code." That is not true! They
will still be teased by things like
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If everyone wears the same
clothing these differences will
stand out even more. There will
always be bullies even when you
grow up. We just have a grown-up
name for those people.
Some people say "uniforms will
be cheaper." Most certainly not!
We will have to buy the uniforms
in addition to clothes for everyday
use.
Some people say "the new dress
code will stop or slow down gangs
and violence in schools." Let's face
it, kids will always find a way
around it. They will still give gang
signs. What will we do next? Start
chopping off fingers?
Some people say "this new dress
code will cut down on dress code
violations." Does a child really
need to be in school suspension for
not wearing an orange shirt'? Or
does a parent need to leave work to
bring them a blue one? Think about
it!
Why only HJH? I have two kids
in high school, two in junior high,
and two in elementary. How am I to
explain that I can buy four of them
nice school clothes and two of them
have to be punished'?
If you have lived in Hardee
County all your life, you of all peo-
ple know that freedom of expres-
sion promotes your individuality.
You did not grow up with these
rules. Why must your children?
Time is of the essence if we want
to stop the new dress code. We've
got to write letters directly to the
people, the editor, the principal,
and the School Board members.
This has to happen now! This is
not an angry thing. We've got to be
respectful. Their intentions are
good. But a bad idea is just a bad
idea! We need to force them to
respond to us. Let's get something
done!
Tangelo Guerrero (Mom)
Celina Castillo (8th grade)
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Hardee


Living


Coles Celebrate 50th

Wedding Anniversary


A surprise party was recently
held in celebration of the golden
wedding anniversary of Wendell
and Annette Cole of Zolfo Springs.
The Coles were married on June
28, 1957, at Zolfo Springs Baptist
Church, with the Rev. C.W. Cole
officiating. A wedding reception
was given for them in the home of
Jim and Josephine Satterfield.
The couple had three children:
Emmitt H. "Butch" Cole, now
deceased; Deborah A. (Cole)
Tucker: and Robert W. Cole.


Grandchildren are Danielle N.
Tucker and Jonathan K. Tucker.
The 50th wedding anniversary
party was hosted by family mem-
bers, and held on Friday, June 29, at
Oak Grove Baptist Church. The.
honorees were surprised by a lim-
ousine ride taking them to their spe-
cial celebration.
Family members and friends
from North Florida to South Florida
and from the east and west coasts
joined in the occasion.


Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Cole on their wedding day.

GARDENERS CONTRIBUTE


COURTESY PHOTOS
The family of Joe and Veronica Noel will host a reception in
:honor of the couple's 25th wedding anniversary this Saturday
from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fort Green Baptist Church. Veronica Kay
. Richardson and Willie Joseph Noel Jr. were married on Aug. 7,
:1982. They are shown here now and on their wedding day.
Friends and family are invited to reminisce with the couple. Light
refreshments will be served.


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The Coles today.


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gardening. Treasurer Carol Saunders. (right) is shown present-
ing a $200 check to Rita Hilton for Camp Wekiva, which is spon-
sored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The local club
also donated the same amount to Resthaven, east of Wauchula.
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through May, for a noon luncheon meeting, and is open to all
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently donated $2,000 to the Hardee Association for Retarded
Citizens. The school, located on Merle Langford Road in Zolfo Springs, serves mentally-handi-
capped adults and provides occupational and academic training. Clients, for instance, run a
lawn-care service and a plant nursery. Shown at the club meeting are (from left) Steven
Southwell; Dr. Mike McCoy, executive director of HARC; and Kiwanis President Donnie Canary.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Brittany Hines, a ninth grader at Hardee Senior High School, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club
on July 10 on the topic of global agriculture. She recently won a local Farm Bureau speech con-
test and will advance to district competition. Shown here are (from left) Steven Southwell, her
grandmother Carlene Schumann, Brittany, School Board member Gina Neuhofer and club
President Donnie Canary.


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Organizers are currently seeking
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Brittany Hines. She has won a local Farm Bureau speech contest, and will advance to district
competition in September. At the meeting are (from left) Sue Birge, Gayle Knight, Brittany and
School Board members Gina Neuhofer and Joe Jones. The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday
noon at the Panda Restaurant in Wauchula.



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Established in September 1996
Back to school for some,
and for others, what to do now?
How about Cosmetology or Barbering?
In as little as seven months (30 weeks) you are able to complete our
Cosmetology or Barber program, receive your diploma and be on your way
to a rewarding career in the ever expanding and growing fields of
Cosmetology, Nail Technology or Barber Styling.
Since 1996 we have graduated a large number of students that have
established themselves as some of the best and most successful Hair
Stylists throughout the state. We have graduates that are now platform
artists, salon owners, salon managers and even instructors at other schools.
We have some graduates making upwards of $800 a day.
Sebring School of Hair Design is considered as one of the top-rated
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We would like to think our training is second to none. From natural to
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the basic techniques of hair cutting, makes most any hair cut possible. And,
with good haircuts come great hair styles!
It's all hands on, ONE on ONE. When you have instructors working one
on one with students we find students learn faster and retain more than if
they were in a large class with 30 other students. We will not start any
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Monday. By instructing this way we are able to spend more time with newer
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MUSICAL LEADERS


Logan Reas

Turns 3

Years Old
Logan Reas, the son of Shaine
and Robert Reas of Wauchula,
turned 3 years old on June 29.
L.J. celebrated with a birthday
party at his home on Saturday, June
30. Theme for the occasion was
Spiderman.
Guests were served hamburgers,
hot dogs and cake.
Helping L.J. celebrate were
great-great-grandparents Maudie
and Harold Crooms, Crystal Reeves
and Wyatt Rowland, aunt Kathy
Cason with cousins Trace Cason
and Miles Rice, great-grandmother
Janie Major, Carmen and Josh
Sanchez with children Lauren,
Joey, Joshlynn and Gillian Sanchez,
and many other family members
and friends.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County was recently represented at the Florida Federation of Music Club's convention in
Orlando. Bess Stallings, member of the Wauchula Wednesday Musicale, was installed during the
89th convention as president of the Bay Ridge District, which includes Wauchula, Lake Wales,
Lakeland and Tampa. Honored guest was Carolyn Nelson, National Federation vice president of
the North Central Region, who also serves as U.S. Senator from South Dakota. Pictured (from left)
are Annetta Graham of Frostproof, outgoing district president; Nelson; Stallings; and FFMC
President Connie Tuttle-Lill of Delray Beach; seated is Marilyn Fisher of Lake Wales, district trea-
surer. The state president will be in Wauchula Oct. 27 for the annual fall banquet of The
Wednesday Musicale. The first meeting of the 2007-08 club year will be Nov. 7.


Victory Praise Center is hosting a
four-day revival, starting today
(Thursday). Thursday, Friday and
Saturday meetings are a 7 p.m.,
Sunday's at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Brother Forest Combs and The
Glory Road Trio are special presen-
ters. '
Pastor Robert Murphy and the
congregation invites everyone to
join them at the church at 132 E.
Main St., Bowling Green. For more
information, call Pastor Murphy at
863-781-3616
A unique story-telling preacher
from Tampa will in Wauchula next.
week to share the stories of the
Bible and revive interest in the
Word of God. Ralph Walker, direc-
tor of public relations at Florida
College, a member of Toastmasters
International and preacher for 32
years, will be on the corner of
Orange Street and Florida Avenue,
south of the YMCA nights next
Thursday through Saturday, Aug.
9-11.
There will be no collections as
his ministry is sponsored by the
Church of Christ. Just come and lis-
ten to creation, the wondrous works
of God and His Son, Jesus Christ,
Peter, Paul and many other Biblical
stories.

National Eat Your Vegetables
Day is June 17.


Lance Reas

Celebrates

1st Birthday
Lance Reas celebrated his very
first birthday on Sunday, July 15.
He had turned 1 year old on July 13.
Lance is the son of Shaine and
Robert Reas of Wauchula. A birth-
day party was held for him at his
home. Winnie the Pooh was the
theme for the day.
Guests were served cake and ice
cream.
Joining in the celebration were
great-great-grandparents Maudie
and Harold Crooms, Crystal Reeves
and Wyatt Rowland, aunt Holly
Bryant with cousins Kaelea and
Kortni Bryant, great-grandmother
Janie Major, and many other friends
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By Ted Simonson

THE UNWELCOME VISITOR
Let me introduce you to the Smith family. There is Father Smith,
Mother Smith, Ruby, 4, and Bobby, 6. These parents are patient and wise..
The children are well-mannered, thoughtful and kind. In fact, all was well
with this household until an obnoxious neighbor named Phineas Flesh
stopped by.
It was assumed that he was a neighbor although, at times, he acted like
a fifth member of the family. No one knew his age. One thing was certain:
whenever Phineas appeared, an argument was started. Sometimes Bobby
would grab a toy out of Ruby's hand or Ruby would take off with Bobby's
tricycle and refuse to give it back while Mother and Dad disagreed about
how to settle the dispute.
Sometimes Father Smith would reprimand his visitor and Phineas
would burst into tears. Whereupon Father would back down and apologize.
After all, no one wanted other people on the street wondering if someone
was being mistreated. There had been some cases of child abuse in town
recently and some adults had been shipped off to prison for failing to accord
their children equal rights.
The Smiths knew that Phineas was unstable and needed to be treated
with great discretion.
Whenever their guest was particularly hateful, it was better to let him
have his way than to risk an emotional outburst. To hush his bawling when
corrected, Mother Smith would often rush to the refrigerator for ice cream,
a remedy that worked most of the time.
The trouble was that no one knew in advance when their unwanted vis-
itor would pop in. As a result, this normally happy and well-adjusted fami-
ly was edgy and tempers were short.
Once Phineas appeared at midnight in Father and Mother Smith's bed-
room and the children were awakened by a shouting match. Another time,
he appeared at an anniversary party and created such a scene that all the
guests left in disgust.
Things finally came to ahead one day when Father and Mother Smith
got a birthday present for Ruby. It was a blue necklace, very pretty and
expensive. But it turned out that Ruby had overhead their planning had her
heart set on a red necklace.
When the blue one was unwrapped, there was sudden throwing open of
the front door and Phineas rushed in. He grabbed the blue necklace and
threw it on the floor, stomping on it in fury. Ruby burst into tears. Mother
ran for ice cream. But Father did something that shocked everyone. He
grabbed Phineas by the collar and the seat of his pants and threw him out
the front door!
Oddly enough, there was no outcry from the victim of this violence and
when the family cautiously pulled aside the curtain, Phineas was nowhere
to be seen!
Such visits were much less frequent after this. And the Smith household
began to enjoy a tranquility they had hardly thought possible.
"... make no provision for the flesh, to satisfy it in the
lusts thereof. ..
Romans 13:14


ONE PINK, NO BLUE


Kyri

Kyri Grantham

Celebrates

1st Birthday
Kyri Elizabeth Grantham, the
daughter of Shane and Kristen
Grantham of Bowling Green,
turned 1 year old on April 29.
She celebrated that day with a
party held in her honor at the home
of Cindy Coker.
Guests were served finger foods
and birthday cake accompanied by
homemade ice cream. Kyri feasted
on her own special cake, a minia-
ture replica of the cake served to
guests.
Joining in the celebration were
grandparents Kay Kinder, Henry
and Debbie Kinder and Tom and
Yvonne Hackle; great-grandmother
Myrtle Knight; uncles Brad Kinder
and Desmond Knight; aunts and
uncles Jessi and Brock Grantham
and Priscilla and Ronnie Kelley:
cousins Jessica McCoy and Teresa
Hedgmon; and friends Tadd,
Katelynn and Brendan Holton,
Nancy Bandy and Jessica Gill.

Genius begins great works;
labor alone finishes them.
---Joseph Joubert
Recently, I was asked if I was
going to fire an employee who
made a mistake that cost the
company $600,000. No, I replied,
I just spent $600,000 training
him. Why would I want some-
body to hire his experience?
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Princess Party

Celebrates

1st Birthday


Cortez Maxon Hodges and Linda
Theresa Martinez, an eight pound
two ounce daughter, Corena Marie
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Bartow. Maternal grandparents are
Augustin and Graciela Martinez of
Bowling Green. Paternal grandpar-
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of Lakeland. Paternal great-grand-
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of Bowling Green.
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Abigail Maldonado, the daughter
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Wauchula, turned 1 year old on July
7.
Abby celebrated that same day
with a birthday party held in her.
honor, in' ;the- pavilion at. ioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs.' Theme for,
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Guests were served grilled chick-
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and ambrosia.
Joining in the fun were Aimee
Baker, Melissa Armstrong, Julie


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a Budget
Workshop on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located
at 225 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above listed facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any
person needing to make special arrangements, please noti-
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Letter To The Editor

Inmate Is Thankful He

Is Not Dead Or On Drugs


Dear Editor:
I am an inmate at Wauchula Jail.
Today I was thinking how thankful
I am that I am not dead or on drugs.
I thank the Lord Jesus for lock-
ing me up. I thank Him every day
to allow me to listen to lie after lie
that other inmates share with each
other, to hear the worst thoughts of
man.
At 42 years of age and not from
this state, allow me to see that the
history of man has not changed. A
famous quote says, if one doesn't
know his history he will repeat it.
To be out of school over 20 years
plus, I have learned one important
thing. This is a world of unforgive-
ness.
I pray that the Lord shows mercy
at His time of judgement, because
man has not learned it.
The word of God Job 22:22 says,
"Receive, I pray thee, the law from
his mouth, and lay up his word in
thine heart."
At this point in my life, free or
not, I love the Lord. If this world
cannot forgive me, so be it. May the


Lord bless all those who are free.
Amen.
If the love of God is in the heart,
it will be manifested in one's life.
Colossians 3:23 says, "And what-
soever ye do, do it heartily, as to the
Lord, and not unto men."
When an individual trusts in
Jesus one's life shows that trust. By
caring for others that normally one
would not do, example the
homeless, the drug users, father-
less, etc.
I am so blessed that the Father of
the Lord Jesus showed me how to
see life with the right insight. I am
writing to say thank you to the staff
of The Herald-Advocate. May the
Father of our Lord Jesus continue
to bless the work of your hands.
And remember Colossians 3:10,
and have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created
him. Peace.

Believer of Christ,
Kevin Singleton


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended July 26, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,028 compared to
7,936 last week and 9,610 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00
higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 146.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 124.00-160.00; and
400-500 lbs., 106.00-132.50.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 124.00-190.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-136.00; and
400-500 lbs., 97.00-122.50


LASSOING PIGS
My son, Jake, had been pestering me to buy him a lasso '1; claimed
he could rope a pig.
"Son, it's impossible. Look at the way their heads are shaped. It would
be like trying to rope a torpedo."
Nothing had occurred to change my opinion when Ricardo showed up
one cool December morning wanting a 150-pound hog for a barbecue.
"I've got the pig, but it may take me hours to bait him into a pen so that
we can catch him," I told Ricardo.
He squinted at me over his Ray-Bans, and then shrugged. "I cash
heem," he said simply.
He rattled off something in Spanish to the fellow he brought with him,
and the little guy ran to the truck and retrieved a 30-foot length of rope and
brought it to Ricardo.
"I cash de peeg," Ricardo insisted again, grinning.
I was already slightly irked with the guy. He showed up with no notice,
demanded a sizable pig, and clearly did not intend to leave without one. He
had shown up dressed to the nines in white pants, a pale blue Western shirt
and what appeared to be ostrich Western boots. The guy came to buy a pig,
yet didn't look like he planned on getting' dirty.
"Whish wan you wanna me buy?" Ricardo asked, standing there with
one hip jutted out, his sunglasses still perched on the end of his nose.
"That one," I waved my hand at a half-grown boar.
Suddenly I heard a "whoop ... whoop ... whoop" and then the hiss of
the rope as it sailed through the air.
Ricardo's pint-sized buddy was jumping up and down, clapping his
hands like a 4-year-old kid at the circus.
I turned just in time to see the loop settle over the pig's shoulders, see
him step through it, watched it slide down over his hips and down his rear
legs and, predictably, land in the dirt behind him.
"Huh," I said, and leaned against the fence post to watch as Ricardo
readied his rope for a second attempt. I wondered how many times he was
going to try this before he would give up. I glanced at my watch and sighed.
The pig ran a large circle around us and then came back, drawn by the
promise of the feed in the chute.
"Whoop ... whoop . whoop..."
The rope snaked through the air again, this time settling right down
around the pig's neck. Ricardo's sidekick's jumping and clapping routine
went into overdrive, and he was babbling something excitedly in Spanish.
While I didn't understand the words, the meaning was clear.
"You did it, you son-of-a-gun! You did it!"
The pig went to squalling and whipping his head back and forth but,
much to my amazement, appeared to be well and thoroughly caught.
This is where I began to understand Ricardo's choice of attire; He had
done his part. He merely kept pressure on the rope while his sidekick
jumped the fence, scurried over to the pig, legged it and flipped it on its
side.
I snatched the three-foot length of clothesline rope from my back pock-
et and straddled the pig and, while he bucked and thrashed, tied his two
front feet together, then tied his two back feet together. Using the balance
of the rope, I tied the two pairs of feet together in the middle.
"How ... I mean . how . ?" I stammered, and Ricardo smiled.


"De rrrrrope mus' be, how you say," he fingered the rope, holding it up
for my inspection, "clot? You know, clot!"
"Cloth!"
"Si! Yes! Mus' be clot. So it will .. he made a fist, and a clamping-
down gesture.
"Grip!"
"Si! Gree-pa."
OK, close enough.
I watched Ricardo gingerly dust off his hands, climb into his truck and
drive away.
A friend who was visiting from Texas was sitting in a lawn chair
watching all this and, having never seen such a transaction, was thorough-
ly impressed. But with the wrong part.
"Girl! You ought to git yourself into one of them rodeos!"
"No," I laughed. "Not me. Him!" I pointed at the truck as it.disappeared
up the road. "Now I have to go get cleaned up and go to town for a last-
minute Christmas gift."
"Oh yeah? Who fer?"
"Jake. He's been pestering me for a lasso. This year, he gets one."
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.cjmousercom or e-mail her at cjmouserinfla@yahoo.com.


PRACTICALLY PINNED


COURTESY PHOTO
Helen Shoemaker, professor of nursing, attaches a practical-
nurse pin to the collar of Sherry Hardman's uniform to signify
that she has graduated from South Florida Community College's
practical nursing program. Along with Hardman, 22 other area
graduates received their practical nursing pins in a ceremony
on July 30 at the SFCC Auditorium. In his keynote address, the
guest speaker, Pastor Richard E. Barron, encouraged the grad-
uates to enter their careers with confidence and to learn from
criticism without being immobilized by it. Barron, the assistant
to the president for missions and ministries at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, was chosen by the practical nursing
graduates to deliver their commencement message.


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

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 60.00-68.00.


Talent works, genius creates.
-Robert A. Schumann


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number
2007114-will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City Hall, 225
East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of August 2007, at 6:00 RM. A copy
of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-14
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE
ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 1.46 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 64-A (COMMONLY KNOWN AS
WEST MAIN STREET) AND OHIO AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS THE EMBR CON-
STRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, INC. PROPERTY, INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, WITH A ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF R-1A
"SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL' AND A FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF
"SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL'; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advis-
es that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and
that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-
3131.


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


City of Wauchula
Zoning Map


s/Clarissa Abbott
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE
TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in the
map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.
Amendment #07-04-SS: A change of the official future land use classification specif-
ically changing the future land use classification from County "Town Center" to City
"Single Family Residential", on the EMBR Construction & Development, Inc. proper-
ty of approximately 1.46 acres.
A public hearing will be held on the 13th day of August 2007, at 6:00 PM., and .thereafter
Ordinance 2007-14B will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at
City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and
interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matters pertinent to the proposed
amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #07-03-SS may be made oral-
ly at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by the pub-
lic in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM., Monday through Friday,
except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION 286.26,
FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE
(5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire s/ Clarissa Abbott
Attorney for the City of Wauchula CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
202 West Main Street, Suite 103 City of Wauchula
Wauchula, Florida 33873
City of Wauchula
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2003 KIA RIO, 19,000 original miles,
one owner, excellent condition, $6,800
OBO. 781-9083. 8:2-30p
TRUCK FOR SALE 2002 Ford F-150
extended cab, 55,000 miles, 5.4 liter V-
8, 8 ft. bed with bedliner and rubber
mat, trailer towing package, premium
radio/audio package, like new, excep-
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'99 FORD MUSTANG, $4,500, excel-
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$1,500; set of tires, 265-R70-17
Goodyear RTS, $300; 2002 Honda
Shadow Spirit, pearl white, 750,
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2004 FORD EXPEDITION, new car
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4744. 8:2c
2003 FORD F-150, auto, a/c, $8,995.
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2005 DODGE DURRANGO SLT, one
owner, full power, CD, $14,995. Call
Ray Rivas 773-4744. 8:2c
1998 FORD MUSTANG, $1,500 OBO.
773-4794. 8:2p


HELP WANTED
Social Services Director needed for 79 bed
skilled nursing facility. Must be computer literate,
medical experience needed. Social Services experi-
ence preferred. Apply in person or fax resume to
Hardee Manor HealthCare Center
401 Orange Place, Wauchula, FL 33873
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2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
Concrete block 3BR/1Bth 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 reduced $46,900.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Ne s
fill and clearing. $50,000.
Commercial Property zoned C-10 behind Peace Valley Motel. 3 apt. unit
needs completion. $60,000.


L 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. I
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.


1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE, $600O-BO.
773-0618. 7:26-8:2p
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


'87 SYLVAN PONTOON BOAT, 24'
w/double-axle trailer, 227-1833, 90 hp
Evinrude motor, $4,000. 8:2-9p


HONEY PINE dining table, 6 chairs,
china, $600 OBO. 767-6130. 8:2p


HAIR STYLIST needed. Guille's Place
773-6531, 781-1820, booth rent.
8:2-9p


MECHANIC Diesel/heavy equipment
& maintenance, welding & fabrication
a plus. Reliable & dependable, DFWP.
Keen Farm & Grove Service, Inc. Call
Patty @ 941-737-1484. 7:5-8:2p
DRIVER Class A CDL, local, experi-
enced. motivated, dependable, and
clean record, DFWP Keen Farm &
Grove Service, Inc. Call Patty @ 941-
737-1484. 7:12-8:2p

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
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


HELP WANTED
CITY OF WAUCHULA
Parks and Grounds Supervisor
Accepting applications for the position of Parks and Grounds
Supervisor. Open until filled.
Directs and coordinates the installation, maintenance, and
improvement of all the City's parks, park structures, and major
landscaped areas. Plans, directs, and controls the day-to-day
activities of the City's Parks and Grounds Maintenance
Workers. Supervises turf and tree maintenance, including
weed and pest control. Associates degree (AS) from an
accredited institution in horticulture or turf management. At
least three_(3) years' of increasingly responsible experience in
parks and grounds maintenance, with two years as a foreman.
One year of direct work-related experience may be substitut-
ed for each year of the Associates degree. Possession of'a
license to apply herbicides and pest control chemicals desir-
able, but not required.
City offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and career stabil-
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SWEETWATER ROAD 55.5 Acres with income produc-
ing nursery. 6" well and 1800+ frontage on Sweetwater
Road. $832,500.
33 Acres high and dry located on Nursery Road with
frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home with Pool.
Irrigation with 6" well in place for a nursery. $579,000.
READY TO MOVE IN!!! Located in very nice neighbor-
hood. 1,856 total square footage, and 2-car garage.
This is a very spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, large util-
ity room includes washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator.
Also has well with irrigation system. $135,000. Corner
of Harvey & Illinois.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses or
recreational purposes. Great place to relocate your
mobile home and family! Owner motivated to sell!
Make an offer. Asking $69,500.
OWNER SAYS SELL IT FAST!!!
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH LOCATED ON PALMETTO AVE
IN BOWLING GREEN. OWNERS MOVING. MAKE AN
OFFER!!! WAS $65,000. Reduced: $58,000..
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect site for
your Dream home. Located on CR 665 near Solomon's
Castle on a corner tract. Owner says "Sell It!!!
OWNER MUST SELL, WIDE OPEN SPACE
MOWED, CLEARED, FENCED 5.32 acres with LIKE NEW
3/2 2005 modular home, nice location for horses, chil-
dren and summer play. Located on Appaloosa Lane.
Call for directions.
WANTED!! WANTED!!
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB Home. Buyer ready to Close.
Call Donna #781-3627.


NEW LISTING!!! NEED MORE ROOM?
Come take a look at this 3/2 with an Office and
Gameroom. This home features a large kitchen and
inside utility room For $154,900.
FULLY FURNISHED!!!
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front &
Back Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport.
Only $89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with
2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with
wood and tile flooring. Reduced Price: $174,500
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Townsend
St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located in
Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with cus-
tom quality workmanship. Includes fireplace, personal
clothes valet, outside showers, large custom work-
shop and more. $305,000.
NEW LISTINGS
This 4/2 with double carport has many extras including
a Large Den/Game Room and two wood burning fire-
places. Asking $209,000.
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE. This 6.15 acres of land is
located on beautiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or
build your own vacation home. May not last long at list
price of $125,000.
QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel is locat-
ed near Peace River and offers a quiet and restful set-
ting to camp or build your home. $100,000.


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MOBILE HOME PARK. 34 Lots Great Investment!!! ONLY $540,000.
An affordable 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Concrete Block Home with fenced backyard. Also includes washer, dryer,
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BILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST, experi-
enced, immediate opening for a
Wauchula resident in a busy doctor's
office. Must be computer literate and
multi-task orientated. Call 767-1414 or
fax resume to 767-1763. 8:2-9c
PORTER/HOUSEKEEPER needed for
property management company in
Bowling Green. Responsible for
upkeep and maintenance of grounds
and buildings, 1 year experience pre-
ferred. Fax resume to 305-357-6640 or
call Charity at 863-773-6640. 8:2c
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to work in
yard. 443-3363, 735-9509. 7:26-8:2p
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


SALE OR RENT HOME in Knollwood,
3/2/2 first, last, security, $195,000 or
$1,100 monthly. 832-0760. 8:2p
NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME 3 BR / 2
Bth, paved road, large lot, $134,900.
863-381-2179. 7:19-8:16p
3 BEDROOM FAMILY ROOM can be
made into 4th bedroom; 2.5 bath; liv-
ing room & dining room combined;
eat-in kitchen, all appliances; laundry
room; one concrete building and one
8x10 2 yr. old shed; roof 2 yrs. old;
inground sprinklers; one carport;
extra driveway; 15 KW generator; big
fenced in yard, $169,000 firm. Jr. 863-
773-6434 or 941-727-7363. 7:12-8:9p


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Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window treat-
ments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly installed purifica-
tion system. Thermal double pane windows. 12x8 storage building. MH
exceeds current hurricane standards.$159,000.
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. $139,000.
10.68 acres in Western Hardee County. 4BR 2 1/2 Bth. 2005 Palm Harbor
Doublewide. Fireplace, vaulted ceiling and all the extras. Very open for large
family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $399,000 $289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000 $85,000.
6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great location in
Western Hardee county. $129,000. $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. $10,000. $164,900.
2 BRAltlj lt role N ceral A a plumh-
ing. v.wo. it ledt$ced
$92,900.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


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HUSKY GARDEN tractor, 21 HP, 46"
cut w/triple bagger. 863-735-2061.
8:2-9p
2 9X12 ROLL-UP metal door, walk-in
cooler. 863-375-4031. 8:2c
MOTOR GUIDE, foot operated trolling
motor, 36 Ib thrust, new, $150; two
adult life jackets, $2 each; above
ground, 1 1/2 HP pool pump, $50;
Weslo exercise stepper, $40. 773-
2478. 8:2p
TV, LIKE NEW, 36" SONY Trinitron,
curved to give better surround sound,
under warranty. Paid $1,200 asking
$650 OBO; 15.3 chest freezer, $100.
863-735-1339. 8:2p
2001 YAMAHA 350 WARRIOR, $2,500.
781-2535. 8:2p
2001 DODGE INTREPID, excellent
condition, $3,800; also 1973 Argosy
camper, by Airstream, sleeps 6, good
condition, $1,800.781-7198. 8:2p


SONY 27" VEGA TV, $80; entertain-
ment center, handmade, all wood,
$100. 773-5686. 8:2p
FREEZER, $100; 2 color TVs, $125 for
both; fishing gear, $100; computer
desk, $50 or everything for $250. 735-
1289. 8:2-9p
PLAY STATION 2, Game Cube, X-Box
and 16 games, good condition, all 3
systems $350. 773-0909. 8:2p

TIRED OF BEINU 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
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


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Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgern- .'i
Aerial Bucket Trucks I'ood Chipper
* Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
SPond Digging Excavation '


Environmentally Responsible
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists


863-781-7027
Randy Garland
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1998 Dodge IB7GL22X9WS524613
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




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Flre 's& Flores.


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


Noey Flores


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Your Kind of Home- Acreage with 3BR/2BA CB home in
Torrey community Fenced-Central Air/Heat Outside
Office & Storage. $275,000.


Good Place To Live-Enjoy this
3BR/2BA CB home in Knollwood.
Central Air/Heat, Fireplace, Large
Yard, Convenient Location. $199,000.
4BR/2BA Home on corner lot in
Bowling Green. Inground pool.
Central air/heat Relaxed living
with lots of room. $179,000.
Under $100,000-3BR CB home in
Wauchula qood location. $97,000.
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.


4BR/2BA CB home in Wauchula-
Central air/heat. Close to schools,
hospital, Doctor's offices. $185,000.
Big acre on' paved road in country.
3BR home. Central air/heat.
$138,000.
20 Acres on ED Wells Road-Close
to town. Nice place to build a home
or buy for investment.
$11,000/acre.
3BR/2BA M/II in Charley Creek-
Stove & Refrigerator, Central
Air/Heat. Seller's Concessions.
$59,900.


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


OPPORTUNITY




Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mist
Lisa Douglas
Noey Flores


Remember
Our lisitngs are on the Internet.
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


(863)
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3) 781-4084
3) 559-9392
3I 245-6891
3) 781-3734
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KITCHEN CABINETS (solid wood) in
stock. Call for estimate 863-245-6954.
7:26-8:23p
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

Just do what must be done. This
may not be happiness, but it is
greatness.
-George Bernard Shaw


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SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, first shots,
health certificates, home grown,
multi-color, small, $450. 941-456-
0580. 7:26-8:23p
ADOPT A PET! If you have'lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
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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Politics, a strife of interests
masquerading as a contest of
principles.


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Home For Sale

*Jim


3BR 2B in Knollwood. Fireplace,

screened patio, large closets.

$196,000


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TORS
(863) 773-212

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVI
JOE L. DAVIS,
JOHN H. O'NE


Kenny Sanders
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


97 ac ranch in the heart of Hardee
Co! Cleared pasture, 2 barns, cat-
tlepens, fencing & ponds. Entertain
in the unique 5BR/5BA, 9000SF
CB home. Marble foyer, stone fire-
place, pine paneling & beams, gar-
den tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on N Fl Ave. Zoned commer-
cial. $360,000!
Beautiful, high & dry, fenced 13
acs w/2" well. Murphy Rd, W
Hardee Co. $14,500/ac!
27 ac Ilanilin grove in E Hardee
Co $15,000/ac!
New 2006 model MH, 3BR/2BA,
1674 SF sits on 5 fenced acs, and
has been beautifully maintained.
Well w/water softener & aerator,
24'X12' shed. $175,000!
Lots of mature oak trees make this
9.8 acs a beautiful homesite. Very
close to Wauchula & Zolfo Springs
w/over 200' fronting SR 64. A-1 zon-
ing allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native, wooded
land close to Wauchula has deeded
access to the beautiful Peace River.
Great recreation and investment
property! $90,000!
OWNERS MOTIVATED! Com-
pletely remodeled, 3BR/1BA frame
home. N 9th Ave in Wauchula.
$119,000!
Investment opportunity! 20 ac cit-
rus grove in Villa Citrus develop-
ment. Irrigation & shared well.
320,000!
Ready for your new home! Three 5
ac tracts, paved rd frontage, W
Hardee Co. Listed for $100,000
each! Make your offer today.
Owners motivated!


S
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JR.
AL


Close to Wauchula or Zolfo
Springs! Beautiful deed restricted
homesites. 5 ac tracts from
$110,000 to $125,000; 10 ac tracts
are $180,000 each. Larger tracts
available, call today for full
details.
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co has
25 acs-Val & 40 acs-E&M.
Extensive reset program, 12" well,
and new barn. Plenty of wildlife.
$900,000!
Completely renovated, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA home only minutes
from Wauchula or Zolfo Springs is
located on 2.5 acs w/paved rd
frontage. $280,000!
Bayside home in Englewood!
Located on deep water canal.
$1,075,000!
Private 10 ac cleared pasture
w/ag exemption, pond, some
woods, 4" well. Accessed by ease-
ment from county rd. $172,500!
2BR/2BA, 2290SF CB home
w/new barrel tile roof, screened
back porch & large attached
garage in Sun-N-Lakes, Sebring.
Close to Florida Hospital!
$149,900!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs. Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
HOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for $22,000
each. One is 200'x218', listed for
$46,000! Golf course, community
center, fishing pier, and shops!
Near Manatee Co! 6 fenced acs
includes 3BR/2BA, 1210SF MH
w/2 wells, septic system, 20'x20'
metal storage building & above-
ground swimming pool. To be sold
"As Is". Seller may consider owner
financing! $145,000!


JREALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 E DAVID ROYAL..............781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 [ SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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(863) 781-3638


Topsy See, Broker
1 1 3Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Transport Coordinator- Must have at least 1 yr. Medical
office exp. Insurance knowledge & excellent organizational
skills are a must.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.

Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
available. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1I 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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1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795

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


-'Other Sizes Available
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
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- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
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NEW LISTING El Jobean canal front 2B, 2B, mobile home on Steven
Waterway Canal. Concrete seawall. boat ramp and davits. $219.000.
NEW LISTING Just move-in' Thius home is located in quiet \\auchuja neigh-
borhood Built in 1995 this 3 bedroom 2 bath home i. freshly painted and has
ihany features including Conan countertops. secutyv system., nd irrigation sys-
tem with separate water meter. $139,900.
NEW LISTING Developtenint'potential. 10 ac with single ,, ide MH, Hwy 62.
1.8 miles west of.17 :
NEW LISTING Older frame boae wieith knott, pine % alls' and ceiling in sev-
eral rooms This home sits on I 42 oak shaded acres and is onrs 2 miles west of
Wauchula. Ready for your personal touch. $115.000
Reserve Now! Summer Vacation-Mountain cabin. sleeps 4-5. Bryson City, NC
20 acres. Indusmal zoning. $400.000.-.
$6 ac., H%%h 64 Frontage. across from Little Cypress. $1 3M
Commercial 4 Lots Hwy 17 S225,000. Bowling Green.


781-0551 SHRICSON SRONORS-* VIDTERREL

781-143.-.735-792 78 -03


KFLIF.R WILLIAMS,
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Mikey Colding
Realtor
(863)781-1698


Dane Hendry
S Realtor
(863) 381-2769


An Independently Owned Brokerage


* 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! $10,000 per acre.
* 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 P9lk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage,
8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
S1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs.
SCommercial 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. 8
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Classifieds


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



1988 28' ALLEGRO, 53,000 miles,
runs good, sleeps 6, $2,800. 863-381-
0162. 8:2p


35' YELLOWSTONE travel trailer,
excellent condition, must see, $3,500.
863-735-2377 or 863-832-2104. 8:2p
1988 TRAVEL TRAILER, 17' self-con-
tained, roof, a/c, bathroom, $2,150.
773-6692. 8:2p
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


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


* 719 Green Street
MUST SELL!
$134,900 OBO


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REAL ESTATE

NEW LISITING!- 20 acre Valencia orange grove on paved road close to
town. $16,000/acre.
50 acre organic orange and grapefruit grove. On ABC Road and Pit
Road in Alturas. $17,500/acre. Call David Hitchcock.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new school
and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer to site.
$840,000.
10 Acres Early mid grove in Republic Groves. Good crop set for Fall. $110,000.

Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com
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FORT MEADE APARTMENT for rent -
2 BR/2 BA, central air & heat, good
neighborhood, $600 mon., security
deposit required. Call Sheila 863-375-
9988 work; 863-285-7203 home; 863-
781-3039 cell. 8:2tfc
FOR SALE OR RENT: 2 BR/1 B newly
remodeled, large lot, Bowling Green.
No smoking. $84,500 or $875
month/security deposit. 773-5054.
8:2-30p
HOUSES, APTS., TRAILERS, 9 loca-
tions, $125/wk. up. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p
COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehousing, salvage yards,
restaurants, salons. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p
NEARLY NEW 3 BR, mobile home, 5
acres in Zolfo, $750/month, $750
deposit, references required, no
smoking. 772-530-7043, 772-336-
4411. 8:2p
2 BR/1 BTH APT., $600 month, securi-
ty required. 773-0100. 7:19tfc


3/2 DBL. WIDE FOR RENT, $600 per
mo. 1st. and last plus security
deposit. Outside pets only. 863-773-
2007. .7:19-8:16p
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
MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1, 2 & 3 bed-
rooms from $125 weekly or $450
monthly. No pets. Low deposits. 863-
698-4910 863-698-4908. 6:28-8:16c
PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


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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We repair most American cars
Bo Espino Full time mechanic
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured!
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Mike Adcox.
Auto Technician


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


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


5 acre wooded tract on private
road just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that mean-
ders through the property that
adds to the character. The proper-
ty also has a 4" well with a sub-
mersible pump, septic and drain-
field. $55,000.
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
* *
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! 127 acres! Call fpr price
and details!
20 acres with irrigation and well
located East of Wauchula. Great
place for nursery, tree farm or res-
idence. $350,000.
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 remod-
eled mobile home. Large pole
barn. $225,000
10 beautiful acres ready to build
on. Plenty of shade trees in a great
country setting. $150,000.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


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 home-
sites. 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.
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home. Newly
landscaped yard. Upgrades throu-
ghout the home. Nice front porch
and screened back porch. Storage
building with RV hookup. 2+ car
garage. Asking $339,000.
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect for
country living! Well already on the
property. $122,500.
Two mini-ranches! One is 5.95
acres, the other is 6.65 acres.
$99,500 each.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet on
Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved road
frontage on Lake Hendry-Lake
Buffum Road. 8" deep well and 6"
deep well.


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


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ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
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preference or limitation based on
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familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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RAMIREZ FAMILY DAY CARE HOME
now accepting enrollments. 375-9995.
Lic.#F14HA0507. 8:2-16p
BULL DOZER WORK, large or small.
863-781-1478. 8:2-30p
MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or hay
hauling. 863-781-1478. 8:2-30p
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





GAS SERVICEMAN
Ridge Propane Gas in Avon
Park has an opening for a
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experienced with gas. Offering
excellent pay and benefits.
Please call John at 453-3959 or
call toll free 1-877-528-2510
or e-mail us info@upgas.com
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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 $197 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-lHeadboards $79 up.
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SHALLOW WELL DRILLING, mowing,
discing, chopping, grove pruning.
735-0140 please leave message.
8:2-30p
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
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PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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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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Home illustration may include additions, options or modillications not part of oir standard offerings. Shrubs and landscaping have been added lor elect.
Specifications and plans subject to change and elimination. State license number IL-ClIC057112. 2007 Jim Wallter Homes. Inc. Copyright strictly enforced.


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Prairie dogs "kiss" by pressing their teeth against each other's
face. The kiss enables each animal to tell whether the other belongs
to the same family group.

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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
RECENTLY RENOVATED and move in ready new
roof, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, tile floors,
and A/C; fenced yard. See this like-new home today!
$122,000
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/lBth, C/B home with
wood burning fireplace; fenced yard; family neigh-
borhood. $99,500
MOVE YOUR FAMILY IN this new 3B/2Bth
CB/Stucco home on 1 acre in developed area; great
design, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops, nice
pantry, ceiling fans throughout; ceramic tile and lam-
inate floors; inside utility and double garage.
$245,000
Great Seasonal or Starter Home! 2B/lBth, central
A/C, carpet and tile floors, fenced yard with outside
storage shed. $55,000
HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2 horse
barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth, brick home;
3195 square feet, central vac, fireplace, Jacuzzi, beau-
tiful in-ground pool and many more amenities. Call
today for details!
Peaceful 20 acres with 3B/lBth 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


OPORUNT


SERVICE YOU


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


Jimmy Hill


Towing Service
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* Fast, Reliable Service
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091


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

Delois Johnson
5 ACRES with 3B/1Bth CB home plus mobile home; 3
wells and 3 septic systems on property; located in
southern Hardee County; listed at $200,000
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL 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 9r 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/lBth, 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. LAMBERT, 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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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-?, Corner of
2nd and Oak, Wauchula. Big Sale!
8:2p
EDNA'S PLACE YARD SALE, Friday-
Saturday, 50 T-shirts, $1 each, all
sizes; jeans; school clothes; sofa
bed; recliners, futons; baby clothes; 2
for $1 shoes. 8:2c
SAT. & SUN. MULTI-FAMILY, baby
clothes, SR 62, follow signs. 8:2p
ESTATE SALE Cleaned out closets
everything must go. Beds, chests,
washer, dryer, linens galore, china
cabinet, cedar chest, lots of sewing
and craft supplies, TV. Torrey
Community, Hwy 17 N. Follow signs,
Fri. & Sat. 8:2p
SATURDAY 197 Shackelford Rd.
Wauchula. 8:2p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 772 Polk Rd.
8:2p
THURS./FRI./SAT. 8-?, 4420 Bryan
Ave., Bowling Green. 8:2p
555 7TH. ST. SE, Fort Meade. Woman,
children's clothes, mens pants size
30-32, toys, etc. Saturday. 8:2p
SATURDAY 1132 Downing Circle,
Wauchula. 8:2p
3 FAMILY Saturday, 8 a.m.-?, 505 N.
Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula. Mens,
women and children's clothes fo all
sizes, lots of Home Interior products
& Home D6cor, furniture, housewares,
riding lawnmower, bicycles. 8:2p
YARD SALE SATURDAY, 2 family, 8-?,
908 Harvey St., Wauchula. Misc.
items. 8:2p
GARAGE SALE 3015 Vermillion Ct.,
Zolfo Springs. Plus size clothing, fur-
niture, etc. 8:2p
SATURDAY 722 East Bay, Wauchula.
Lots of nice clothes, furniture and
misc. Cheap! 8:2p
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
Friday/Saturday, 9-3, rain or shine,
everything must go! Misc. furniture;
kids toys; crib and girls infant wear;
etc.; twin brass bed; dryer and usual.
Off James Cowart Rd., Wauchula.
8:2p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1725 SR 64 West,
Zolfo. Movies, DVDs, clothes, books,
much misc. 8:2p
3-FAMILY SALE: Saturday, 8-?, 2 miles
on Hwy 62. 8:2p


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HELP WANTED
Cook Immediate opening available for the Bowling Green Child
Development Center. Do you have experience in quantity food
preparations? Are you looking for a full time job? If so, Bowling
Green CDC is now looking for a full time cook. Cooking experi-
ence preferred. Good physical health and the ability to lift over 20
lbs. and carry large boxes. Please apply with Beatrice Juarez at the
Bowling Green Child Development Center 404 Orange Street,
Bowling Green, FL 33834 by August 3, 2007.
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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%
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For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
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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
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afterwards to let you know what a great time they have had. That's the
best," emphasizes Rick.



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-Audrey Hepburn


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Closed Saturday & Sunday
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"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


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Summer's in full swing and we're working hard in spite of the high
heat and humidity.
Rangers are registering campers, cleaning restrooms, removing trash,
mowing grass, painting things and doing repair work. Rangers are also
leading guided tram tours around the park's historic South Canal. These
tours are a favorite aspect of this job for most of our rangers. The hour-long
excursion provides visitors with a glimpse of the remote areas, as well as
an opportunity to view alligators.
Park Ranger Rick Sanchez counts these on-the-job experiences as his
most fun, favorite part of being a park ranger. "It's rewarding to me when
people can visit the park, attend a program and then leave with more under-
standing and a heightened curiosity about a particular subject," Rick says.
He adds that interpretation is an integral part of managing a park, and
as the recipient of our district's Interpreter of the Year Award, Rick ensures
that our visitors receive this benefit. "We are here to protect and preserve,
and the best way to do that is to educate the public so they understand why
we do what we do," states Rick.
Helping visitors to understand the sometimes technical information is
what interpretation is all about. The interpreter strives to connect the topic
being discussed with experiences familiar to his audience. Interpretation is
also used to spur interest in a topic as the interpreter strives to offer enough
information to provide understanding, but still leave the visitor intrigued
enough to want to learn more.
Ranger Rick shared a story, though, about a long ago tram tour that
perhaps didn't leave much to the imagination of his audience.
During his eight-year tenure at Shark Valley in the Everglades, Rick
also provided nature tours. That tram was a one-piece unit with a set of
stairs, similar to a small tour bus. Across the stairs hung a safety rope that
latched onto a set of metal hooks. Rick had perfected, or thought he had
perfected, a quick means of exiting the vehicle. "I would grab the metal
pole near the stairs," says Rick, "and do my fireman imitation by grabbing
the pole and swinging out, clearing the stairs.
"One time when I did this, one of the metal hooks caught the bottom
end of my shorts." Laughing, Rick continues his recollection, "Next thing
I knew, I had flipped upside down and landed flat on my back on the road-
way, with the air knocked out of me." There's a bit-more to this story, but
I'll let you ask Rick about it next time you see him.
Chances are you won't see Rick doing his fireman imitation here at the
Hammock, but you will receive an excellent interpretative experience. We
are very proud that Ranger Rick was chosen for the esteemed honor of
District Four's Interpreter of the Year. Only one park ranger from each dis-
trict is chosen, and one of those five will later be honored as the Interpreter
of the Year for the entire Florida Park Service.
"It does feel nice to be recognized by your agency and know that
you've done well, but the best feeling is when the visitor comes up to you




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Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


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MY BIG BUCK
Bam! I had an eight-point buck! The broad-shouldered beast sprung
from the tall corn, surprising me as it broke through a thin veil of early-
morning fog. What a trophy!
It was a prize any hunter would be proud of. But I wasn't smiling.
I had rammed the deer with my van as it bolted across the road.
Less than 45 seconds before impact, I was at a crossroads. Either right
or left would have taken me to my morning destination, my friend Robert's
house. I almost went left. Instead I turned right.
My van was drivable. I wasn't hurt. And somebody even came by who
needed the meat. So, I continued my travels.
When I arrived at Robert's house and told him what had happened, he
started laughing. Resisting the temptation to punch him, I listened. He told
me how he had suddenly woke up that morning, feeling like he was sup-
posed to pray that I would have a safe journey.
Instead, he went back to sleep.
"Why didn't you pray?"
He replied, "I figured you knew how to drive."
I did. The deer didn't.
Would his prayer have prevented the accident, changed my direction at
my crossroads?
Obviously, there's nothing that says: "Thus saith the Lord, pray and the
buck won't be struck."
More importantly we should ask: "What role does prayer play in my
life when I'm at a crossroads?"
The Bible says, "Do not be anxious abput anything." That seems
impossible, especially at the crossroads. It contiBnes: "But in everything, by
prayer; earnest, pleading prayers mixed with thanksgiving present your
urgent requests to God."
And then the impossible happens: "And the peace of God which tran-
scends all understanding will guard your heart and mind."
Now that's a trophy, we can capture when we collide with obstacles at
the crossroads of our lives.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan who
holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-year apprentice-
ship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. His favorite Bible verse
comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we write that our joy may be com-
plete." His column is published in nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


The tulip is, among flowers,
what the peacock is among
birds. A tulip lacks scent, a pea-
cock has an unpleasant voice.
The one takes pride in its garb,
the other in its tail.
-French Proverb






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COURTESY PHOTO
Ranger Rick Sanchez with his award as Interpreter of the Year.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Widespread rains during the week of July 23 29 boosted the growth
of pasture in most areas. Rainfall ranged from traces in Citra to about four
and a half inches in Ft. Pierce. Pensacola recorded over four inches while
Ft. Lauderdale, Marianna, and Monticello reported less than two tenths inch
for the week. Carrabelle, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville reported
around three inches; Alachua, nearly two and two thirds; and Jay, over two
inches. Most other areas received from about a half inch to over an inch. In
Jefferson County, some violent afternoon thunderstorms with high winds
and lightning caused tree dama,;" zver much of the northern localities.
Temperatures at the major stations averaged nearly normal for the week.
Daytime highs were in the 80s and 90s while nighttime lows were in the 60s
and 70s. Tallahassee reported at least one daytime high at 101.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut condition was rated one percent very poor, four percent poor,
forty percent fair, forty percent good, and fifteen percent excellent. In
Suwannee County, peanuts are growing well, although weeds are causing
problems for some growers, while dryland peanuts are looking very good.
In Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, hay growth is starting to pick up and
cotton and peanuts look fair to good. The dry weather during the planting
season resulted in some poor peanut stands. Peanut quality is expected to be
better than last year; while cornplanted early suffered from dry weather,
late plantings should do well. In Jackson County, weeds are causing prob-
lems in peanut and cotton fields; the condition of peanuts and cotton is
improving; some dryland acreage needs moisture. In Jefferson County, hay
fields are recovering although some acreage shows permanent drought
damage. The pecan crop is in fair to good condition with the June and July
nut drop not as severe as it appeared earlier in the season. Soil moisture was
rated mostly adequate in most central and southern Peninsula counties but
varied from very short to adequate over the Panhandle and northern
Peninsula. Marion, Osceola, St. Lucie, and Hendry reported spots with sur-
plus soil moisture. Jackson, Calhoun, Leon, Jefferson, Hamilton,
Suwannee, and Martin counties reported some areas with very short soil
moisture.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 5 7 7 8 13 12
Short 15 18 32 25 40 50
Adequate 75 72 60 65 47 37
Surplus 5 3 1 2 0 1

VEGETABLES
Growers plowed land in preparation of fall crop planting in some cen-
tral and southern Peninsula localities. Producers in the Quincy growing area
have laid most plastic for fall crop tomatoes and expect to start transplanti-
ng within the next two weeks. Okra harvesting remained active in Dade
County.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition was mostly fair to good with some
areas suffering from drought. Forage is very short for cows but is starting to
grow. The pasture condition varied within counties with some isolated areas


still very dry. Pastures and hay fields were recovering but ponds are still low
and there has beeri very little hay harvested to date. The cattle condition
ranged from poor to excellent with most in good condition. In the northern
areas, pasture condition was mostly good with some locations very poor.
Pasture was improving. Cattle condition was fair; with most needing to
recover after poor grazing of past weeks. In the central areas, pasture was
in fair to excellent condition as most locations received plenty of rain. In the
southwest, pasture condition was very poor to excellent. Sporadic rainfall
over the week continues to lessen the severity of the drought. Statewide,
cattle condition was poor to excellent.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 5 5 5
Poor 5 5 5 5
Fair 25 55 40 60
Good 60 30 45 25


Excellent 10 5


5 5


CITRUS
Widespread showers during July 23-29 have been helpful to many cit-
rus groves across the State. Daily thunderstorms developed with some areas
receiving short heavy rains, and others lighter precipitation amounts. The
east coast had over four and a half inches of rainfall for the week; the west
coast had an inch and a half. All other areas recorded less than an inch. High
temperatures were close to normal reaching the low to mid-90s, with the
highest recorded at 96 degrees in Immokalee. Growers and caretakers con-
tinued with summer cultural practices including fertilizing, cover crop con-
trol, spraying for mites and insects, and dead tree removal. Crews scouted
for greening and canker on a continual basis. Varying fruit sizes in some
groves, especially on the east coast, has been observed due to multiple
blooms. Overall, trees continue to make good progress with some new
growth. The new crop looks good providing growers a positive outlook for
this coming season.





On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Fire and solid waste assessment rates, Janice Williamson, 8:35 a.m.
Public hearing-resetting date for implementing impact fees, Nick
Staszko, 9 a.m.
Personnel rules and regulations manual, Jane Long, 9:15 a.m.
Bid to replace culverts on Goose Pond Road, J.R. Prestridge,
9:30 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


Rep. Buchanan Votes T

Support Small Farmers
U.S. Congressman Vern Buchan- program. Local agriculture rer
an (R-FL 13) voted July 27 in sup- sentatives said thpey see the bil
port of Florida farmers, helping to a means of getting more recol
pass the "Farm Bill Extension Act" tion for the Florida specialty c
(H.R. 2419). The farm bill is a five- industry.
year overhaul of agriculture policy "Florida farmers work hard
that includes critical investments in produce our domestic food sup
Florida agriculture products, im- pay their taxes, and represent
poses modest limits on farm subsi- important part of our econon
dies, bolsters land conservation added Buchanan. "They need
efforts, and increases funding for deserve our support."
nutrition programs. The measure also makes over
"Our district is the third-largest reforms to U.S. farm policy.
agricultural producer in the entire bill would ban subsidies to farm
state of Florida,'" Buchanan said. whose income averages more t
"Our district is the Number One $1 million a year the cun
producer of vegetables and melons limit is $2.5 million. It also wo
- and we're number two in citrus stop farmers from collecting p
and cattle. The last farm bill in ments for multiple farm business
2002 did nothing to support spe- Florida farmers had high pr
cialty crops such as fruits and veg- for Buchanan.
tables which are grown right "He put the best interest of
here in Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, constituents ahead of party poli
and Sarasota counties. This farm he did the right thing,'
bill includes important investments Sarasota County Farm Bur
in these home-grown products." President Rory Martin. "This
The legislation includes some a courageous vote, and we appr
$1.7 billion over five years for spe- ate his support for area farmers
cialty crops, which primarily "This is a history-making bill
means fruits and vegetables. The our industry. It's the first tim
specialty-crop spending approxi- farm bill has .addressed the ne
mately quadruples what the last and priorities of those who g
farm bill offered in 2002. our country's fruits and veg
"This bill is critically important bles," said Mike Stuart, presi
to our farmers," said Buchanan. of the Florida Fruit & Vegeta
"That's why it's strongly supported Association.
by the Florida Farm Bureau, Michael W. Sparks, execu
Florida Department of Agriculture, vice president/CEO of Flo:
Florida Citrus Mutual, Sarasota Citrus Mutual, said, "The func
Farm Bureau, Manatee Farm boost this farm bill will give ci
Bureau, Desoto Farm Bureau, greening research programs of
Hardee Farm Bureau, Charlotte hope that we can unearth a sciei
Farm Bureau, the Florida Council ic solution to the insidious dis(
of Cooperatives." which is threatening the very fc
Florida is the nation's second dation of our $9 billion induw
largest producing state for specialty Research is already in the pipe
crops. Florida could receive more and it is essential that it contir
than $10 million a year under the unabated".


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The usual length of Daylight Savings Time (from the last Sunday in
April to the last Sunday in October) was lengthened in 1974 (January
6 to October 27) and 1975 (February 23 to October 26) to conserve
energy.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-5
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2007-5 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall,
225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of August, 2007, at 6:00 RM. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South
Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida '33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed OrdinaIfne. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMEND-
MENT OF SECTION 12-2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY REPLACING SAID
SECTION 12-2 WITH A NEW SECTION 12-2; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and
that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-
3131.
s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, RA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873 8:2c



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-12
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2007-12 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall,
225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of August, 2007, at 6:00 PM. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South
Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 5-26
OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVID-
ING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

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


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


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



8:2c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-10
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2007-10 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall,
225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of August, 2007, at 6:00 RM. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South
Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873: -Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE VII,
SUBSECTION (a) AND ARTICLE XII, SUBSECTION (d) OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
PENSION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and
that, for such purposes, he may need to. insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any
individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans.
with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-
3131.


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


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



8:2c


NOTICE bF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-13
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance number
2007-13 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading at City Hall,
225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 13th day of August, 2007, at 6:00 RM. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can, be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South
Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2007-13
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 22-
115 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and
that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any
individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the
Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-
3131.


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


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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Softball Women Ready For Tourney


Seniors (from left) Jared Arnold, Kane Cortez and Blake S
in the PACE Tournament for three years, they are shown
Chuck, of George Mason University in Washington, D.C.


A-Team Trio


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Senior High School
academic team recently traveled to
the University of Michigan for the
last tournament of the year.
On June 8, the six-man team,
along with coaches Peggy Saddler
and Peter Preston flew to Michigan
and drove to the city of Ann Arbor
for the annual Partnership for
Academic Competition Excellence
(PACE) Tournament
The airfare, hotel and cost of
food was provided to the team by
the Hardee Education Foundation.
The team consisted of graduating
seniors captain Blake Stagg, Jared
Arnold and Kane Cortez and
juniors Zakk McClellan, Jake
Barone and Josh Smith.
This tournament marks the last
'time the 2007 team will compete
-together in the academic circuit.
Attending the competition were
40 teams from across the nation,
including one from the U.S. Virgin
Islands.
"The teams at the tournament


were all the best in the ci
They all qualified the same w
did, by winning their resin
state or other higher level t
ments," said coach Saddler.
The Wildcats drew one
toughest schedules, being
against two of the best high
teams in the nation in their fi
rounds.
The Maggie Walker Sch(
Government and Interne
Studies, which had previously
the national tournament on s
occasions, was the first tea
Wildcats played. Things did
any easier for the boys in c
and blue in the second round
Gonzaga University HighS
from Washington, D.C. w
second team they played. Th
school is a collegiate school,
students also attend Go
University.
Not all was lost for the 'C
they bested several teams, s
Solon High School of Solon,
That team was a former con
for the national championship


COURTESY PHOTO
Stagg received awards for participating
with tournament coordinator Dr. E. T.



Honored
country. Hardee Senior High School
ranked 29 out of the 40 teams.
pective Saddler says she is pleased with the
tourna- results as Hardee was the only pub-
lic high school in attendance. It was
of the also the only team representing
pitted Florida.
school "All of the other schools were
rst two either magnet, International
Baccalaureate, private or university
ool for high schools, so I am definitely
national proud of our team. They did their
ly won best and hung with them," she said.
several The tournament itself was not the
am the only source of enjoyment for the
n't get players. After the match with Solon
orange High School, the students from
1. both teams struck up friendships
School with one, another.
as the They toured Ann Arbor and the
ie high university and ended their last night
whose with a dinner on the town.
onzaga "My kids getting a chance to
spend time with yours, really made
'ats, as this trip worthwhile," said Bob
uch as Weiser, of Solon High School.
Ohio. "Even though we are there to
tender compete against the other teams,
the best part is always the interac-
tion of the students who get to meet
others that they would normally
never be exposed to," said Saddler.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Only one rainout during the sea-
son isn't bad this time of year.
The 2007 Women's Church Soft-
ball League only got three of four
nights of play in the last two week.
Games July 19 were cancelled
because of thunderstorms, meaning
the second, and final, game
between Wauchula First Methodist
and St. Michael's did not get
played.
When the season finales were
played last Thursday, First Metho-
dist had an 11-0 record and St.
Michael's was at 10-1, its only loss
back on June 14 to First Methodist.
Behind them in the standings are
First Christian, New Vision Wor-
ship Center, New Hope Baptist, St.
Alfonso's Chapel and Celebration-
Hardee Campus.
There is only one game an
evening on Field 2. On July 17, St.
Michael's won 17-13 over New
Hope.
Sami Jo Morgan homered and
doubled and Lori Dees tripled and
doubled for St. Michael's. Jessie
Grantham also tripled. Penny
Strange was the only triple-tally
hitter.
For New Hope, Erin Garza dou-
bled twice and Lori Barberee and
Krystin Robertson also doubled.
Barberee was the only three-score
batter.
Meanwhile on Field 1, Celebra-
tion won 1-0 over St. Alfonso's by
forfeit. They played the game any-
way, with Celebration ahead 12-7
when the game was called.
Amy Bryan tripled and doubled
and Erica Ureste also doubled for
Celebration. Ureste circled the
bases four times and Bryan had
three trips to home plate.
Sonia Deemer picked up a pair of
RBIs for St. Alfonso's. -Liberty
Mushroom and Deemer were the
only players to get all the way
home twice. Daisy Escota also had
two hits.
In the July 17 late game on Field
1, First Christian edged New Vision
13-11.
Casey Johnson tripled and dou-
bled and Staci Stanford doubled
three times for First Christian. Lori


Crouse and Melissa Albritton also
doubled. Five players had two runs
apiece.
Angel Ussery homered for New
Vision, one of her four hits.
Chrystal McDuffie and Sandra Holt
joined Ussery in coming around to
cross home plate twice each.
The 6:45 game on Field 1 on July
24 was another close encounter,
with First Christian getting an 11-8
win over St. Alfonso's.
Tammy Camilo tripled and
Crouse, Liz Lenhart and Johnson
each doubled for First Christian.
Camilo came home three times and
Paige Massey added twin scores.
Mushrush and Maggie Olvera
each doubled for St. Alfonso's.
Deemer scored three times and
Mushrush came across home plate
twice.
In the 8:15 game, St. Michael's
took a 12-5 win over First
Christian.
Sami Jo Morgan tripled and Joy
Morgan doubled twice for St.
Michael's. Jodi Griffin and Dees
also doubled. Wanda Stettler was
the only triple-tally batter. Nine
other players each scored a run.
Ashleigh Simple doubled for
First Christian and was the only
two-score batter. Lenhart, Crouse
and Johnson added the other runs.
On Field 2, the July 24 game was
lopsided as First Methodist crushed
Celebration 26-1.
Aimee Dellepere homered three
times and Jamie Rivas and Elene
Salas added solo shots for First
Methodist. Rivas also doubled
twice as did Debbie Gulliver.
Dellepere picked up five RBIs and
scored four runs. Rivas, Shauntee
Hines, Salas and Kim Tyson each
had three runs.
Bryan doubled and Emilye
Stenreck was the only batter to


score for Celebration. Sami
Graham, Lozano and Bryan were
all cut down off third before getting
all the way home.
In last Thursday's Field 2 game,
First Methodist cruised past St.
Alfonso's 32-11.
Angie and Rivas both tripled and
doubled for First Methodist.
Heather Heine also tripled and
Mary Morgan, Hines and Tyson
each doubled. Heine, Tyson and
Angie were all four-score batters.
Lucy Garcia and Rosa Villegas
each circled the bases twice for St.
Alfonso's. Olvera, Tonia Gomez,
Deemer, Aurora Santoya,
Kimberly, Nora Compos and
Mushrush each added a run.
On Field 1, the opener was a 26-
5 win for St. Michael's over
Celebration.
Dees and Virginia Jackson each
homered for St. Michael's. Emily
Ward tripled and Griffin, Sami Jo
Morgan and Amy Franks each dou-
bled. Griffin and Morgan were each
four-score batters.
Bryan and Lozan each banged a
pair of hits for Celebration. Ureste
was the only batter to get home
twice. Stenreck, Graham and
Lozano chipped in with solo scores.
In the nightcap on Field 1 New
Vision dropped New Hope 24-8.
Angel Ussery smacked four dou-
bles for New Vision. Kim Holt had
five hits and circled the bases all
five times. Ussery added four
scores and Whitney Smith added
three runs.
For New Hope, it was Kim B.
and Regan Davenport with a pair of
tallies apiece. Beth Radford,
Kristin Robertson, Shannyn and
Jennifer Robertson each added a
run.
A young partridge is called a
cheeper.


Smith Collegiate MVP


A 2003 Hardee High grad contin-
ues her athletic and academic
achievements in college.
Megan Smith, daughter of Earl
and Diana Smith of Wauchula,
recently received dual honors. As a
junior, she has already received
Warner College's Most Valuable
Player softball award and main-
tained a 3.8 grade point average,
making the dean's list.
Smith, now a senior member of
the Lady Royals team on which she
plays center field, took home the
2007 MVP award at the athletic
banquet held at Warner Southern.
More than that, she has also
received Florida Sun Conference
and National Association of Inter-
collegiate Athletics (NAIA)
awards.
: She received recognition at the
opening ceremony of the All
Regional Championship tourna-
ment after being named a member
of the All-Conference and All-
Region softball teams.
Selection as an All-Conference
outstanding outfielder by the
Florida Sun Conference and se-
cured her spot as a member of the


2006-07 FSC All-Conference team.
In addition, she was selected as
outstanding outfielder to the NAIA
Region XIV 2007 All-Region
Softball Team


Smith
As she enters her final year of
college, Smith continues studies to
be a physical education teacher and
will have to fit her interning next
spring into her already busy sched-
ule.


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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.
.ues. Prayer/Bible Study ..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study.....................7:00 p.fn.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 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.



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BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Conmm.
Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ..........................9:45 a.m,
Worship Service............... I1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Timine ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ..... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.................... 6:00 p.m

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.nt.
English Service ....................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .......... 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .......................... 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service.................. 7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening C-91Groups.-
Adult Cell Group...................... 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ... ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship................6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday. 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................ 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....... .......... 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood I11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ................ .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night............. ......7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH .
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ...................... 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.
CIIURCII OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................... :00 p.m.
Thursday Service ................... 7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-38004
Praise & Worship..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service...................... 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .................. 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie. Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) .............. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service.................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner ... ........... ............ 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team.......................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF6
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................1... 1:00 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...... ............... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................. 7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts .................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........................ 9:30 a.m.
W orship ...... ...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner...... ........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmnetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning............. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m..
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF 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...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East%,",,
Sunday School .. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.................1...1I:00 a.m.
Church Training......................5:1jp.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.................... 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCHII
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 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
1" & 31' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ......................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 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 .................... 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
.bnday 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 ............10:00a.m.
Morning Worship ...'........ 1 1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . . . ... ...7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service . . . 7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... .7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .......... 7:00 p.m.

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

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m
Wednesday ................ 7:30 p.m
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ............... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524. 773-0989
Sunday School ............ . 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet... .. 7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ......... 7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO-SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ........ .. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ........... . 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School ... .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... I1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship............ 1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
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Do you belong to the HATHS or
the HATHNOTS?
Puzzled? Well, the Bible says,
"He that hath the Son hath life."
These are the HATHS.
The Bible adds, "He that hath not
the Son of God hath not life." These
are the HATHNOTS.
God's Son knocks at the door of
your heart. When you pray, "Lord
Jesus, come in!" He comes in and
you receive the life of God Himself.
In God there's pardon, peace
and power. His life means
forgiveness with victory over fear
and failure, and of going to heaven
to live as long as He lives -forever.
Receive the Lord and you'll
belong to the HATHS.


ome days our troubles seem so great that we long to pack our
bags and run away. What we don't realize is that our troubles
have a way of slipping into those bags and coming right along
with us...no matter how far away we travel.
We'll always have troubles; they will come and go as we journey
through life. Our "baggage" can get so heavy that we can't carry it
alone. If that is the case, there is someone we can turn to for help...
"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never
let the righteous fall" (Psalm 55:22).
Take a trip to your house of worship this week. Instead of
running away from your troubles, try running toward God's waiting
arms. He can help you with that excess baggage.


Sunday
Hebrews
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Men's League Takes Vacation


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After games tonight (Thursday),
the Men's City League will take a
week's break.
Play will resume on Aug. 14,
with the last two nights of the regu-
lar and, perhaps, one night of rain-
outs to finish up before starting a
double elimination tourney.
At the end of last week, The
Krew still remained unbeaten in
Division II, sporting a 9-0 record,
well ahead of other teams in the
division. Behind The Krew are
Black List, Leisure Signs, Hampton
Electric/Paws Promotion and
Severt Strike Force.
Merrill Lynch is clinging to its
slim lead in Division I, its 9-2
record or .900 best in the division.
The Mosaic Regulators are next
with a 9-1 or .818 record. Since the
teams are now playing interdivi-
sional games, these two teams will
not meet again during the regular
season.
Behind them in Division I are
Big T, the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Legion
of Doom, Bagwell Lumber Co. and
Suburban Propane.
Games on Thursday, July 19
were cancelled due to thunder-
storms. Backtracking to the games
of July 17, shows Merrill Lynch
downing PRECo 11-10 in the early
game on Field 4.
Clint Hendry, Ray Rivas and
Hollywood Clogston smacked
homers for Merril Lynch. Hendry
put three runs on the board and
Clogston added a pair.
For PRECo, it was Rodger
Brutus and Daniel Barnett each cir-
cling the bases twice. Brian Alexy,
Darrell Henderson, Mike Driskell,
Matt Bell, Peck Harris and JR
added a run each.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Big T
shut down Bagwell 8-0.
Pickup player Daniel Barnett
touched home three times for Big
T. Kellon Durrance homered
among two hits and twin tallies.
Scott, Abel Hernandez and Bryan
Smith each chipped in with a run.
Brent Gilliard, Lester Hornbeck,
Big E, Mike Jeter, Jonathan Allison
and Little John were all stopped
short of getting to home plate.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, Mosaic
slipped past Suburban 12-10 in the
6:45 game.
Jason Johnson and West Palmer
both homered for Mosaic, while
Jerry Albritton, Johnson, Palmer


and Gordon Dixon each doubled.
Palmer was the only triple-score
batter.
Ches Graham and Michael Carte
countered with homers for
Suburban. Roy Rodriguez tripled
and Dale Roberts doubled twice.
Roberts was the only batter to score
twice, while eight others each put a
run on the board.
In the 8:15 game on Field 3,
Leisure Signs won 17-6 over
Severt.
Leadoff batter Emmanuel Rivera
tripled for Leisure Signs. Isauro
Figueroa sliced a pair of doubles.
Francisco Figueroa and Ram
Briones were each three-score bat-
ters. Tomas Gomez, Jose Gomez,
Lee Valadez and Isauro Figueroa
each scored twice.
Michael Johnston banged three
hits for Severt and Elwood
Merchant chipped in with a pair.
Joining them in circling the bases
once each were Michael
Wetherington, Yogi Lozano, Erwin
Bodiford and Tod.
In the only Field 2 game on July
17, The Krew defeated Hampton
23-7.
Ryan Thomas homered twice and
J.R. Bass and David Beumel had
solo shots for The Krew. Jonathan
Allison tripled, as did Justin Painter
and Jose Carrillo. Bass nearly hit
for the cycle with a homer and pair
of doubles. Beumel was the only
three-tally batter.
The Lazarre brothers, Osles and
Pierre, each doubled for Hampton.
Each put a run on the board, as did
O.T. Baez, Carl Brown, Junior Bias
and Jackson Frenot.
Interdivision play began on July
24. On Field 2, PRECo dispensed
Severt 22-4.
Barnett homered twice, and J.R.
Gough, Mike Driskell and Rodger
Brutus each homered once for
PRECo. Billy Alexy tripled twice.
Scott Driskell and Barnett were the
only triple-tally batters.
Bud Plumley tripled and Lozano
doubled for Severt. Josh Johnston,
Wetherington, Todd and Plumley
each came around to cross home
plate.
On Field 3, in the 6:45 game,
Bagwell downed Leisure Signs 6-4:
Brent Gilliard, Harold Smith,
John Hornback, Nick Bergens and
L.P. Hornback scored for Bagwell.

Brad Gilliard, Lamar Gilliard,
Lester Hornback and Bergens were
also stopped short of coming all the


way home.
For Leisure, scorers yere Jose
Gomez, Elias Ramirez, Rigo
Briones and Jose Villegas.
Emmanuel Rivers, Sam Rivera III,
Andrew Hinojosa, Ramirez and
Villegas were all stranded.
In the 8:15 game on Field 3,
Mosaic won 25-10 over Black List.
Ron Yeager and Chip each home-
red for Mosaic. Dixon and Todd
McKinnish were the only batters to
touch home plate three times.
Seven others scored twice each.
Homers by Scott Dixon and Guy
Carlton were the only long ball hits
for Black List. Dixon and George
Dickey put a pair of runs on the
board and Bryan Pelham, Darryl
Keen, Chad Knight, Heath
Prescott, Carlton and Brett Johnson
each scored once.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, The
Krew kiboshed Big T 26-13 in the
early game.
Bass homered twice to lead The
Krew. Cody Greene tripled and
doubled. Leadoff batter Painter
touched home five times and Eddie
Strange and Bass added four scores
apiece.
Durrance homered and doubled
and Lewis Martin tripled for Big T.
Durrance and Hernandez each put
triple tallies on the board. Eight
other batters added a run apiece..
In the late game, Suburban won
12-1 over Hampton.
Roberts and Brandon Sellers
each homered for Suburban. Travis
Wiggins tripled and Ryn Heine
doubled twice. Roberts was the
only three-score batter.
The Lazarre brothers again each
doubled for Hampton. Francisco
Prieto and Marc Reali each
smacked a pair of hits. Osles
Lazarre was the only batter to get
all the way home, although he was
also stranded twice.
The opener on Field 4 last
Thursday was a thriller as The
Krew nipped Bagwell 8-7.
Briant Shumard homered to lead
The Krew. Eric Russell and
Wiggins each doubled. Greene and
Wiggins were the only twin-tally
batters.
Jeter homered and Smith socked
a pair of doubles for Bagwell. Brent
Gilliard and Smith were each three
-hit batters. Seven players each put
a run on the board.
The closer on Field 4 was the
opposite, as Mosaic beat Hampton
22-5.
Mosaic had a variety of homers,
with'Palmer'getting two and Todd
RogeYs and Yeager once each. Jerry
Albritton tripled and Alan Tubbs
and Dixon both tripled and dou-
bled. Tubbs was the only batter to
come home four times.
A Pierre Lazarre double was the
only extra-base hit for Hampton.
Joining him in touching home once
each were Prieto, Osles Lazarre,
Reali and Eric Grace.
On Field 3, in the 6:45 game,
PRECo beat Leisure 23-7.
Calvin Brutus homered and
Billy Alexy doubled twice for
PRECo. Brian Alexy, Henderson,
Scott Driskell, Harris and Barnett


also doubled. Brian Alexy came
home four times and Henderson,
Harris and Brutus each added three
scores.
Emmanuel Rivers tripled and Art
Briones and Roy Rodriguez each
doubled for Leisuz, Francisco
Figueroa put two runs on the board
and Rodriguez, Rigo Briones, Greg
Garza, Jose Gomes, Samuel Rivera
and Emmanuel Rivera each added
one more.
In the Field 3 nightcap, Big T.
outlasted Black List in a 23-21
marathon.
Martin homered twice and
Durrance added a homer, pair of
triples and pair of doubles in almost
hitting for the cycle, collecting
eight RBIs for Big T along the way.
Willie Dickerson tripled and dou-
bled three times. Durrance put five
runs on the board and Dickerson
and Martin had four apiece.
Chad Knight countered with
back-to-back homers for Black
List. Aaron Nadaskay tripled and
Pelham, Dixon and Keen each dou-
bled. Henderson and Keith Nada-
skay were each triple-tally batters.
Pelham, Dixon, Knight and Carlton
added two runs apiece.
The night's only game on Field 2
was a 25-7 win for Merrill Lynch
over Severt.
Michael Kelly homered and dou-
bled for Merrill Lynch. Ray Rivas,
Tyson and Paul Samuels each also
homered. Clogston added a pair of
doubles. Kelly scored four times,
and Rivas, Clogston and Samuels
added three scores apiece.
For Severt, it was a homer by
Wetherington and homer and dou-
ble for Plumley. Lozano tripled.
Merchant and Wetherington were
the only twin-tally batters. Lozano,
Josh Klein and Plumley each added
a run.


It's a slow time of year, but it will be speeding up soon.
The only news to report is the Men's Community and Women's Church
League. The ladies are winding down their season and heading to a single
elimination tournament, if enough teams are interested. There has been
good fellowship on the ball field, although Wauchula First Methodist and
St. Michael's Catholic are definitely the teams to beat on any given night.
In the Men's division, The Krew is the only undefeated team and reigns
over Division II. In Division I, Merrill Lynch is leading and Mosiac is a
close second.
They will take a break on Aug. 7 and 9 and return to play on Aug. 14.

Summer swimming and volleyball camp has been active. The Blue Star
Brigade started its annual two-week band camp on Monday and hopes to do
Pirates of the Caribbean for its halftime show this season.
Tryouts and practices started for volleyball and swimming on Monday.
The first games are quite early this year.
The schedule for the last week of August is full. It actually starts on
Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with the Pre-Season Classic at Auburndale.
By Tuesday, Aug. 28, two more fall sports are under way. Swimmers
go to Port Charlotte for a 4 p.m. meet and volleyball girls travel to DeSoto,
with the JV playing at 6 p.m. and the varsity about 7:30.
The rest of the week is home events. There is a trio on Thursday; Aug.
30. Swimming is home at 5:30 against Ridge Community and Santa Fe
Catholic. Volleyball is home to greet Palmetto at 6 and 7:30. And, JV foot-
ball gets its first outing with a visit from Avon Park.
The first regular season varsity football game is Aug. 31 against North
Fort Myers.
From there the season picks up, gradually adding golf, cross country,
junior high softball and junior high football.
There's a lot happening, so start looking for a weekly entry with a two-
week schedule of upcoming events.
As a reminder, Coach Jerry Kapusta and Hanchey's Carpet have foot-
ball caps on sale. Kapusta is also handling season and reserve tickets.
Contact him at the Adult Education Office on West Main Street or call him
at 773-3173.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocatae (773-3155) or e-mail me at news.heral-
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Well I oitball Fans, it's that time of year again.
lFoot hall Season is upon us! Time to get out the car flags, tailgate items
,.nid vour team apparel. It is a time when every team is undefeated and hope
springs clernal.
2007 looks to bring another season of excitement to the Tampa Bay
.area. Can lthe Tampa Bay Bucs rebound'? Who will be the starting quarter-
back ? I ome games at the "Ray Jay" include contests with New Orleans and
Reggie Bush, St. Louis Rams and Pro-Bowl QB Marc Bulger, Tennessee
,Titans, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars led by QB Byron
Leftwich and Fred Taylor, Vick-Less Atlanta Falcons and finishing with
Carolina on )December 30th. Time to get those tickets or NFL Sunday
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The college picture is witnessing the University of Florida dominate
the top spot in the Sunshine State. Urban Meyer is loaded for the foresee-
able future alter winning the National Championship for the first time since
19. It's Tebow I'ime in Gainesville. The offense is now his. Can he live
i up to the hype? Tebow will have the offensive weapons behind the SEC's
best offensive line. The defense took the hit from graduation but back-to-
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South Florida has emerged as the team just under the Gators in the
state. Since moving to the Big East, USF has made a place for itself in the
Top 25. The Bulls finished last season with a 9-4 record but more impor-
tantly, defeated 7th-ranked West Virginia on the road, then won their first
bowl game ever over East Carolina. Jim Leavitt's squad has 18 starters
returning, including QB Matt Grothe, the Big East Freshman Player of the
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Some items from the College Football FYI "department.
1. The SEC is ranked the Top Conference in every poll of power con-
ferences. 2007 should be an outstanding year as almost every SEC team is
loaded. The reigning National Champions are ready to defend the title. LSU
is picked by many to win it all. Kentucky wor, 'ht games in 06 and beat
Clemson in a bowl game! Spurrier seems ready -.. shock some teams too.
Vandy even returns 19 starters and has a shot at a bowl year! Saban has'
Bama buzzin'. Oh, kickoff can't get here soon enough.
2. Guess which conference is ranked second to the SEC? The Big East.
Yes, the conference they said going into 2005 was like Ford, "FOUND ON
ROAD DE *. ;." The last two seasons have proven the "experts" wrong. So,
as a Ford Fan would say, it stands for First on Race Day!" The Big East
has done that going 5-0 in Bowl Games last season. The conference was
built on West Virginia's big Sugar Bowl victory over SEC Champ Georgia
the year before. Add to that the fact four Heisman candidates are playing in
the Big East in 2007. West Virginia All-Americans Pat White and Steve
Slaton, Louisville QB Brian Brohm and Rutgers Ray Rice show up on
every media poll. Is it any wonder the Big East had the highest TV ratings
of all the conferences last season?
3. Miami will open 2007 with a new coaching staff. Randy Shannon
gets his chance at head coach after serving as defensive co-ordinator. Larry
Coker's 60-15 record wasn't good enough for the Canes. Sad really. Coker
was a likeable guy. Miami had a problem luring any established coach from
another top program. Greg Schiano of Rutgers had ties to Miami. He turned
down the Canes to stay at Rutgers. Wonder what happened to all that pie in
the sky the ACC promised'?
4. FSU made some coaching changes also. Jimbo Fisher takes over for
Bobby's son as offensive co-ordinator. The Clarksburg, W.V. native will
have former West Virginia line coach, Rick Trickett, join him in Tally.
WVU had the Rimington Award Lineman last season in center Dan Mozes.
The Mountaineers have had one of the nation's top offensive lines every
year under Trickett. Last year WVU ranked second in the country in rush-
ing yards with two 1,000-yard rushers. When you got blown out 30-0 at
home by Wake Forest in your last game, any improvement will be created
with joy in Tallahassee. Who will be the National Champion in 2007? This
season is more wide open than any years in recent memory. There are at
least eight or nine teams who could take the title. "Experts" are picking
teams from West Virginia, LSU, Southern Cal, Texas and Florida to take it
all.
Now, let us take a look at the Swami's Top 10 for 2007.
1. West Virginia The Mountaineers won the Sugar Bowl in '05,
beating Georgia. Last year, they defeated Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl
for the school's first back-to-back New Year's Day bowl victories. WVU
has the best backfield in the nation with All-Americans Pat White at QB
and Steve Slaton at RB. Throw in Owen Schmitt, the top fullback prospect
for the NFL Draft and Rod's Spread Offense is the nation's tops. Coach
Rodriguez has the team beleiving in the motto "Hungry and Humble." Now,
the Mountaineers need to remember Don Nehlen's 1993 motto "One
game at a time" and finish 12-0. The consensus of the "experts" has the
USC Trojans facing West Virginia for the National Championship. It would
be a great matchup.
2. Southern Cal Pete Carroll has a laid back style like the area the
Trojans represent. That doesn't mean his teams are not focused and capable
of winning another National Championship. Many think this could be the
best USC team in history. John David Booty passed for 3,347 yards and 29
TDs in 06. Other returnees number 15, many with All-American creden-
tials. USC is a power to reckon with.
3. LSU The Tigers lost a great QB to the NFL in JaMarcus Russell
but top recruiting classes and QB Matt Flynn have the faithful talking
championships. LSU has tests from Florida and Auburn at home and away
matchups with Arkansas and Alabama mixed with a weak out of conference
schedule the Tigers should feast on. Look for a Florida-LSU SEC Title
Game in Atlanta.
4. Florida Urban Meyer at Bowling Green and Utah got the nations
attention in his second year at each school. In his second at UF, he won a
National Championship. What do you do for an encore? Try to repeat like
the basketball team. Meyer's version of Rich Rodriguez's WVU spread
offense should put a lot of points on the board. Tebow, Harvin and co. will
thrive behind the SEC's top offensive line. Defense must be rebuilt to
repeat.
5. Texas Mack Brown is ready to make another run at the National
Championship. Colt McCoy is the "Real McCoy" in Longhorn Countiy.
TCU is toughest out-of-conference game. Nebraska and Oklahoma visit the
Lone Star State. Of course, never look past the Aggies.
6. Louisville The Cardinals are primed and ready for a run at the
National Title in their third year in the Big East. Led by QB Brian Brohm,
the Cards' offense can score points in a hurry. Look for a continuation in
production this year. The Cards do have a huge date with WVU in
Morgantown on a Thursday Night ESPN Game. Revenge will be on the
minds of WVU in Morgantown. If they can overcome WVU, Rutgers and
USF still stand in the way but despite a coaching change, the Cards will be
a Top 10 team in 2007.
7. Wisconsin The Big 10's winningest team (31 games since 2004)
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8. Rutgers Greg Schiano was offered the job at Miami but said no
to the Hurricanes. He stayed at the New Jersey school caught up in a new
wave of school spirit unseen in Rutgers history. Why not? Ray Rice returns
as a Heisman candidate. The team has a solid nucleus returning. Recruiting
is as good as RU has ever seen. The Scarlet Knights beat Princeton 6-4 in
1869, the first college football game ever played. Yes, our fall tradition, our
passion, our obsession with football began at Rutgers. In the 137 years
since, Rutgers has won only one bowl game. The Scarlet Knights defeated
Kansas St. last season. 2007 will see Rutgers host West Virginia and travel
to Louisville in the Big East key games. Mister Magoo will find his way to
Piscataway to watch (if he can) his alma mater.
9. California The Golden Bears could upstage USC in 2007. QB
Nate Longshore returns with all four of his receiving targets from 2006.
DeSean Jackson is the top return man in the nation and the receiver could
be in New York at the Heisman Dinner as well. The rushing attack could
rival any on the West Coast. Forsett returns after gaining 1,625 yards last
season.
10. South Florida Sure, the Bulls are picked in the 20 to 25 range
but can't a writer give the local team some love? Consider 12 years ago,
there was no USF Football! Jim Leavitt has done a remarkable job with the
Bulls on the field as they went from a 1-AA upstart to CUSA to the Big
East. The problem with USF is an image problem. Playing in the Bucs'
Raymond James Stadium is impressive but the top tier of the stadium was
needed.only once in history. USF grads went to school there before foot-
ball. They still go to Gainesville or Tallahassee on Saturdays. They still
have Gator or FSU tags and stickers on their vehicles. The school needs to
change the mindset. USF must get those alums to the games. Season tick-
ets have set a record this year. Another nine win season will help.


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August 2, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


I- inside Out
By Chip Ballard



OUT OF DEATH COMES ... A BESTSELLER?
A few days ago I received from Herald-Advocate Managing Editor
Cyndi Krahl an e-mail message that was puzzling and a bit disturbing.
The note said, "Chip, are you alive'? This office has been receiving
word of your death."
Wondering how she expected me to respond if I were not alive, I
checked my calendar to make sure it wasn't April Fool's Day. I thought it
was a joke, because in the subject line of the e-mail message Cyndi had
written the name "Mark Twain."
Once when rumors of Twain's death were circulating, he made an
announcement saying, "The rumor of my death has been greatly exagger-
ated."
I promptly replied to Cyndi's e-mail, assuring her not only was I alive,
but getting younger and better-looking every day. So now Cyndi had had'
her belated April Fool's Day joke on me. I'd shot back my witty reply. So,
I figured that was that.
But it wasn't.
A couple days later when I was in Wal-Mart waiting in line at a check-


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Blake stands between his parents Monica and Everett Stagg at the competition held at the Walt
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Stagg Makes

Team Florida
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Recent Hardee Senior High
School graduate David "Blake"
Stagg was a member of the Florida
all-star team which placed third
overall at the Panasonic Academic
Championship.
For placing third, each of the
members of the team received $500 .
scholarships, courtesy of Pana- .
sonic, and rings from Heeff Jones ,.
Inc.
Stagg was one of six students
from across the state of Florida that
was chosen from each of the three "'". .
divisions in the academic circuit to
represent the entire state at the
Panasonic-sponsored national tour- 1
nament.
Three players were selected from-Ai,
each of the winning teams in the ", '
three divisions at the Commission- .
her's Academic Challenge in April. L. .-l
The other three were chosen from i." ..' .
the remaining teams.
Stagg qualified for the distinction
by being part of the winning ...
Hardee Senior High School team
that took first place in the Division i ,.
III championship at the competi- .. ..
tion.
His five teammates included -
David Flowers, Lincoln High
School in Tallahassee; Emily
Hooper, Okaloosa-Walton Colleg-
iate High School; Kevin Kong,
Bartow's International Baccalaur-
eate High School; Bharath Ratha-
krishman, Seminole High School;
and James Shin, All Saints Acad-
emy in Winter Haven.
Head coach of the team was
Martha S. Ray from Tallahassee.
Hardee's Peggy Saddler and Peggy
Frisbie, of Bartow, were the two
assistant coaches.
Stagg is not the only student from
Hardee High to have made it to
Team Florida. Previous team mem-
bers include Gary Shumard in 20046
and Jackson Frenot in 2006.
Placing first in this year's nation-
al competition was an all-star team
from Illinois, each of which
received a $2,500 scholarship. The
runner-up team members from
Missouri each received a $1,500
scholarship.


Eighty-five percent of all peo-
ple killed by lightning are male.


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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.
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FLORIDA HOSPITAL

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out counter, an employee I know whose father works at a funeral home saw
me and her eyes bulged as if she'd seen a ghost. She approached me with
trepidation and fear in her eyes.
"Mr. Ballard?"
"He's my daddy," I said. "I'm Chip."
"But you're the school teacher."
"I'm the ACE-man."
As far as I knew this young lady had never been in trouble at school in
her life, so maybe she didn't know what I was talking about, but I didn't
think the particulars of my employment had anything to do with where this
was going. I was right.
"Y-you're not dead?" she said.
"Where'd you hear that?" I asked her.
She said her father had received several calls at the funeral home from
mourners wanting to know the address where they could send me flowers.
I was touched.
She smiled. "I'm glad you aren't dead."
"Me, too," I said.
The check-out line I was in inched forward and the girl who was glad
I wasn't dead walked off into the store.
When I got home I took the stuff I'd bought at Wal-Mart into my house
and walked across the street to see how Mama and Daddy were doing. Just
as I opened the door, my cell phone buzzed. I snapped it open.
"This is Angee," a female voice said. Angee is the office manager at

If love is the answer, could you
please rephrase the question?


the high school. "Are you all right?"
"I'm fine," I said. "Why?"
"Are you sure you're all right?"
"Sure I'm sure. What's this about?"
"I heard you were dead."
"It's a lie."
"Are you sure?"
"Positive."
I assured her I was fine, and said I'd be back out to the school in a day
or two to prove it. I'd already started getting my new ACE room ready for
the coming year.
I want to thank all of you who called to check on me for your thought-
fulness. As was the case with Mark Twain, the rumor of my death was
greatly exaggerated.
But if you had planned to send flowers, just send money instead.
Here's why: Many of you have asked about my novel, "High School
Homicide," that I've written and rewritten and revised so many times. It's
with deep regret and some shame that I admit I have not gotten a single
legitimate editor to even read it.
It's a well-known fact that the worth of many writers' work has not
been established until after their demise. So now that, according to so many
mourners, I am demised or is it demosed? if enough flower money
rolls in, I'll be able to publish and promote my book myself; and as it will
be a posthumous publication, it'll just naturally have to be a smash!


State of Florida







6C The Herald-Advocate, August 2, 2007


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Adam Matthew Lovett, 24, Lake-
land, and Jennifer Gayle Goffe, 21,
Lakeland.
Billy Joe McVey, 38, Bowling
Green, and Phyllis Ann Mather, 42,
Wauchula.
Mario San Juan, 47, Wauchula,
and Juliana Mateo, 43, Wauchula.
Jose Rivera, 59, Frostproof, and
Petra Contreras, 41, Frostproof.
Nathan Robert Fuller, 26, Wau-
chula, and Tiffany Markel Kil-
patrick, 20, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Chase Bank USA vs. Timothy R.
Buckley, settlement approved, case
dismissed.
Capital One Bank vs. Eleanor
McNaught, default judgment.
Liberty Point Corp. vs. Gladys
Johnson, order.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic court
last week as the county judge was
on vacation.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Angie Garza and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Aurora Garza, petition for child
support.
Kelly L. Barber and DOR vs.
Benjamin Wayne Barber, petition
for child support.
Elizabeth A. Smith vs. Leland
Hill Jr., Leland Hill Sr. and State
Farm Mutual Automobile Insur-
ance Co., damages.
Angie Garza and DOR vs.
Antonio Villafuerte, petition for
child support.
Neomi Ramos and DOR vs.
Ramiro Ramirez Jr., petition for
child support.
Danila Solis and DOR vs. Jose A.
Solis, petition for child support.
Nathan A. Eures and Glenda Lee
Eures, divorce.
April Dawn Prine and Steve A.
Prine, divorce.
Maria Villafuerte vs. Jeremy
Villafuerte, petition for injunction
for protection.
Adrian R. Chapman vs. Trustees
of Cathedral of Praise Church of
God, petition to clear property title.
Credit Based Asset Servicing vs.
Gelsye E. Garcia, petition to fore-
close mortgage.

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cases pending in the circuit court
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Rutha Lee Means and DOR vs.
Karim J. Almatin, child support ter-
minated.
Aldoray Montina Lewis and
Michele Bankston Lewis, divorce.
Randall L. Ownby and Michelle
Marie Ownby, divorce.
Crystal L. Wilson and DOR vs.
Christopher Hearns, voluntary dis-
missal of petition to review sup-
port.
Bonnie F. Thompson and DOR
vs. Larry C. Williams, child support
order.
Vida P. Ligon and DOR vs.
James Rozzel Ligon, child support
order.
Wendy D. Harbarugh and DOR
vs. Jason Lee Harbarugh, child sup-
port order.
Donald 0. Holton Jr. and Brenda
L. Holton, divorce.
Rondall L. and Vivian Y Tomblin
vs. Christopher J. Kuh and Mark
Palmer Electric Service Inc., dis-
missed.
Jamie M. D. Macias and Pedro
Antonio Macias, divorce.
Cynthia Scullen and DOR vs.
Kevin Manning Sr., order of March
27, 2007 set asise.
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
LLC vs. Margaret Simpson and
Wauchula State Bank, order dis-
solving order of garnishment.
Takeesha Nashell Coon and
DOR vs. Karlos S. Smith, order on
child support arrearages.
Heartland National Bank vs.
Cynthia Marie Cord Sullivan, order
of mortgage foreclosure.
Kathleen N. Murphy and DOR
vs. Robert Huffman, modification
of child support..
Sherry Smith and DOR vs.
Jimmy Dale. Purser, child support
order.
Levy Harrell Gantt vs. Deborah
L. Jung, order.
Crystal Gail Reas and Kenneth
Allen Reas, divorce.
Ruth Calderon and DOR vs.
Edgar Salazar, child support order.
City of Bowling Green Police
Department vs. Ernesto Navarrete
Rojas, order of forfeiture.
Household Finance Corp. III vs.
Karen D. Timmons, Maggie Tim-
mons and Mid-Florida Federal
Credit Union, order of garnish-
ment.
Meko Wakeley vs. Charles
Hudson, injunction for protection.
Budget Rent A Car Systems Inc.
vs. Roberta Jackson Pace and
Alexander Jackson, default judg-
ment.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Travis J. Kilpatrick,
judgment.
Elizabeth Mitchell and Kevin
Dewayne Mitchell, divorce.
Sandra Prine vs. Wayne Prine,


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
0, God, in mercy bless us; let
Your face beam with joy as You
look down at us. Send us a-
round the world with the news of
Your saving power and Your
eternal plan for all mankind.
Psalm 67:1-2 (TLB)

FRIDAY
And the Lord will rescue me
from every attempt to do me
hard and keep me safe until His
heavenly reign begins. Glory to
Him for ever and ever!
I! Timothy 4:18 (NEB)

SATURDAY
We plan the way we want to live,
but only God makes us able to
live it . There is a way that
looks harmless enough; look
again it leads straight to hell.
. Make your motions and cast
your votes, but God has the final
say.
Proverbs 16:9,25,33 (ME)

SUNDAY
As you live this new life (in God),
we pray that you will be
strengthened from God's
boundless resources, so that
you will find yourselves able to
pass through any experience
and endure it with joy.
Colossians 1:11 (PME)

MONDAY
God is the One who makes the
mountains and creates the wind
and makes His thoughts known
to His people. He changes the
dawn into darkness and walks
over the mountains of the earth.
His name is the Lord God All-
Powerful!
Amos 4:13 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Our only object was to help you
live lives worthy of God, who
has called you to share in the
splendor of His own kingdom
(heaven).
I Thessalonians 2:12 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Ask the Lord for rain in the
springtime! It is the Lord who
makes the storm clouds. He
gives showers of rain to men
and plants of the field to every-
one.
Zechariah 10:1 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James Ver-
sion; (ME) The Message; (NCV)
New Century Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New Inter-
national Version; (RSV) Revised
Standard Version; (PME) Phillips
Modern English; and (TLB) The
Living Bible.


injunction for protection.
Gerald T. Buhr and the City of
Bowling Green Police Department
vs. Marco Huerta Casillas, order of
forfeiture.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Rita T.
McCurry et al, judgment of Feb.
26, 2007 vacated, case dismissed.
Helen Albritton vs. Michael
Albritton, injunction for protection
extended.
Ramona Matthews Hines vs.
Archie Hines, injunction for pro-
tection.
Return on Subs Inc. vs. Wharton
Investment Group LTD, Procacci
Wauchula Inc., dismissed.

Temporary injunctions for pro-
tection were voluntarily dis-
missed in the following cases:
Maurice Rodriguez Rivers vs.
Charlie Lee Rivers.
Ashley Turner vs. Eric Turner.
Michelle Lopez vs. Reyes Lopez.
Alma Garcia vs. Joe Byers.
Kendra N. Lyman vs. Thomas J.
Cox.
Angela 0. Seibert vs. Adan Cruz.
Maria Estrada vs. Kevin Hodges.
Charity Faulk o/b/o minor child
vs. Mackinsin St. Fort.
Susan Hill Stephens vs. Leland
Hill Jr.
Susan Hill Stephens vs. Veronica
Linn Hill.

The following cases were dis-
missed:
Charles Workman and DOR vs.
Tanya Workman.
Ronnie Rias vs. Hardee County
Jail.
Ronnie Rias vs. John Scheel,
Chief, Bowling Green Police
Department.
Ronnie Rias vs. J. Loran
Cogburn, Hardee County Sheriff.
Ronnie Rias vs. Bowling Green
Police Department.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Cecilia Reyna and DOR vs.
Joseph N. Carmona.
Brenda Hall Skitka and DOR vs.


Charles Nicholas Skitka.
Doris Yvonne Hernandez and
DOR vs. Manuel Hernandez.

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.
Clint Morgan Albritton, violation
of probation (original charges
grand theft and uttering a forged
instrument, time served, probation
reinstated with same conditions.
Francisco Segura Aleman, false
imprisonment, domestic battery,
battery, child abuse-intentional
infliction, domestic violence and
disorderly intoxication, not prose-
cuted.
Regina Farmer Allmon, resisting
an officer with violence, battery on
a child by fluids, two counts battery
on a law enforcement officer and
violation of probation (original
charges obtaining a Florida ID by
fraud, perjury and criminal use of
personal identification informa-
tion), probation revoked, one year
one day Florida State Prison, $495
fine and court costs and outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien;
battery, 364 days in jail (concur-
rent); resisting arrest-without vio-
lence, not prosecuted.
Tomas Montalvo Castillo, felony
driving while license suspended
and attaching a tag not assigned,
not prosecuted.
Gilbert Cisneros, grand theft, not
prosecuted.
Cassandra Faye Cook, burglary
with assault or battery, battery on a
person 65 or older and felony bat-
tery, three years Florida State
Prison, $495 fine and court costs
and $340 public defender fees
placed on lien; violation of a
domestic violence injunction for
protection, 364 days in jail (concur-
rent).
Leroy Fender Jr., sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a convenience store and
delivery of drug paraphernalia, two
years drug offender community
control house arrest followed by
two years probation, if employed
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curfew, warrantless search and
seizure, no drugs or alcohol, ran-
dom drug screens, drug abuse eval-
uation and treatment, $495 fine and
court costs, $340 public defender
fees.
Willie Lee Grey, lewd/lascivious
behavior, not prosecuted.
Michael Blaine Johnson, grand
theft, transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Victor Manuel Martinez, felony
petit theft, 60 days in jail with cred-
it for time served (CTS), $495 fine
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Christine Hache Merritt, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
13 counts uttering a forged instru-
ment, forgery and grand theft), pro-
bation revoked, two years commu-
nity control house arrest with
same other conditions.
Charley Melburn Murphy, proba-
tion review (original charges
attempted burglary and resisting an
officer with violence), probation
terminated.
Jeffrey Scott Stringer, grand
theft, transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Jesus Jessie Tenorio, violation of
probation (original charge grand
theft auto), violation affidavit with-
drawn, resume probation, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
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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 Street on the 22" 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


circuit court:
Malinda Gillifan to David Garza,
$11,250.
James C. Weed to David Garza,
$11,250.
John Weed to David Garza,
$11,250.
Lela Lowery to David Garza,
$11,250.
Joseph M. Gilliard to KMV
Groves, $130,000.
Victor B. Story Jr. as personal
representative to L. Cobb Develop-
ment LLC, $625,000.
John R. and Georgia A. Spear to
Jessica Banda, $22,000.
Mark P. Smythe to Exael
Santibanez, $62,200.
Albritton & See Properties to
Heritage Place LLC, $532,300.
Orange & Sons Inc. to Alpha &
Omega Freedom Ministries,
$350,000.
Tami J. Saunders to Patricia M.
Wright, $237,000.
Gabriel Gutierrez and Maria
Magdalena Contreras Gutierrez to
Juan Gutierrez, $85,000.

The Future is something which
everyone reaches at the rate of
60 minutes an hour, whatever
he does, whoever he is.
-C.S. Lewis

Things are pretty, graceful, rich,
elegant, handsome, but, until
they speak to the imagination,
not yet beautiful.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson







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This week in history, as re-
searched from the archival pages of
The Florida Advocate, the Hardee
County Herald and The Herald-
Advocate of . .

75 YEARS AGO
Last Span On Bridge To Be
Poured Tomorrow: The finai s; -'-
on the new bridge across Peace
River, east of town, will be poured
Saturday, according to Contractor
Paul Gilmore, who stated this week
that he expects the structure to be
ready September 1.
He stated that all the footings are
placed in solid rock and this will be
one of the most substantial bridges
he ever constructed, with the large
footings sunk several feet below the
ground in thick rock.

Hardee Man Arrested After
Prison Escape: Burnard Whitten,
who was one of the main characters
in a sensational murder case here a
dozen years ago, and who escaped
from the state prison farm at
Raiford last November, was arrest-
ed in Chattanooga, Tenn.
He was serving a life sentence for
the murder of his wife, Lizzie


Nosworthy Whitten. The man was
sentenced to be hung, but received a
stay of execution just hours before
his death and was given a new trial
where he received life imprison-
ment instead.

City Will Not Accept Bonds After
Aug. 15: The city of Wauchula,
which for the last several months
has been accepting bonds in pay-
ment of delinquent taxes, will not
accept them after Aug. 15, it was
announced yesterday.
The Supreme Court recently
ruled that it is unlawful to accept
bonds in this manner and cities all
over the state will probably with-
draw their offers at the earliest pos-
sible date.

50 YEARS AGO
Swimmers Put On Show At Zolfo
Tourney Finals: Progressive swim-
ming was demonstrated in the
Hardee County water show at Zolfo
Springs Wednesday. The program
began with a demonstration of how
the swimmers enter the water first.
Jerry Weiner and Harold Elems
showed how they had learned in
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their instructor, Gayle Catheart.
Coach Chuck Williams announced
that the Elks Club would be spon-
soring a picnic for the swimmers.

Hardee Roping Club Being
Organized: The Hardee County
Roping Club is now in the process
of organizing. The group is meeting
each Sunday afternoon at the T. C.
Hornsby area, located seven miles
east of Wauchula on the old Avon
Park Road.
Anyone interested in joining may
go there for further information.
Calf riding, roping, etc, are weekly
diversions.

Funeral Services For Mrs.
Simpson: Mrs. :Della Eugene
Simpson, 79, died at .the Walker
Memorial Hospital in Avon Park.
She was a native of Louisiana, and
moved to Avon Park from
Thomasville, Ga. 10 years ago.
For the past year she had made
her home with her son, J.W.
Simpson, in Wauchula. She was a
member of the Baptist Church here.
Funeral services were held at the
Assembly of God Church in Avon
Park Wednesday.

25 YEARS AGO
"Mr. Luke" Retires From Public
Service: To most Hardee residents,
he is known simply as "Mr. Luke."
For the record, he is Luke Waldron,
.82-year-old resident of Zolfo
Springs and lifetime citizen of
Hardee County.
This fall, Waldron will vacate his
District 4 County Commission seat,
a post he has held for the past 32
years. Waldron was born Oct. 27,
1899, in what was then DeSoto
County. His place of birth was
annexed into brand-new Hardee
County in 1921, and as far as he is
concerned, Waldron is a native
Hardee Countian.


10 YEARS AGO
'Offer Vs. Serve' OK For
Elementary Kids: Don't like
spinach'? Don't even want it on
your plate? Now, that will be an
option for elementary school chil-
dren as they go through the cafete-
ria lunch line.
At the request of food service
director Virginia Himrod, the
Hardee County School Board last
Thursday night voted to extend the
"offer versus serve" system to
lower grade levels. It has been in
effect at Hardee Senior High since
1977 and at the junior high since
1980.


Fire-Rescue Training Never
Ends: It sometimes takes hours to
battle a fire. This was true last
Monday night when the county
Fire-Rescue Department held a
controlled burn of a house on South
Seventh Avenue in Wauchula.
Assistant Chief Billy Wingate
used the donation of a wood frame
house as an occasion for training
for about two dozen volunteers,
Explorers and staff. They set fires,
put them out, created a lot of smoke
and practiced different extinguish-
ing techniques.


couple** Eelebtiie 50 Years 6O'
Marriage:'-The children and grand,
children pt John and Margaret
NladdooN'Mil honor them with 'a.
50th we.dmng, anniversary recep-
tion on 9upd.gy, Aug 10, in the fel-
lowship' "~idlof the First Baptist,
Church of Wauchula
On A .11, 1947. Margaret
Lamb a~$ihMNIadd,:'\ were unit-,
ed in marriage at the home of the
Re\ Lawr~ide Collins in Bowling
Green. tAice their reinement from
the Hardee Count School System,
they have enjoyed extensive trave-
land are.activ -memberi of the First
BautEs church .


Wildcat Band Takes Honors: The
Hardee High School Wildcat Band
has again won top honors at tough
competition. This past week they
participated in the Marching
E CAuxiliaries of America Summer
Camp at the University of Florida
in Gainesville.
The flag corps, newly formed
drill team and majorettes literally
walked off at the awards ceremony
(4 with all of the top honors. Hardee
Band Director Bob Shayman was
delighted, as he proudly reported
the results.

Amy Shiver Celebrates Birthday:
Amy Denise Shiver celebrated her
first birthday Saturday, July 24,
with a family cookout. Amy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Shiver of Wauchula.
Maternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. James Shiver of
..* Wauchula. Paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mr. A.J. Brown of
Davenport and Mr. Richard
-z McNabb of Knoxville, Tenn. Amy
Shas two sisters, Jennifer and
Jessica, also of Wauchula.


Your Business Could Appear Here!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that NEPTUNE 1, LLC, the hold-
er of the following 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. 397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
Begin at the NE corner of Block "I" of Packer's
Addition to Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, and
run West along North boundary line of said Block "I"
for one hundred fifty and one-quarter (150 1/4) feet to
a point of beginning, run thence West along the said
Northern boundary line forty-nine (49) feet, run
thence South to a point equidistant between the
Northern and Southern lines of said Block "I", run
thence East forty-nine (49) feet, thence North to point
of beginning, Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 336,
PAGE 84.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JULIUS ROBERT MERCHANT, JR.
AND JULIUS ROBERT MERCHANT

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 5h day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 24'h 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.: 252007TD018XXXXX 8:2-23c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MARS 1, LLC, 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. 675 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
Tract 10:
Begin at the NW corner of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section
34, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, run thence
South 00 10' 00" West along the West line of said SW
1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 175.00 feet, thence East on
a line parallel to the North line of said SW 1/4 of SE
1/4 a distance of 435.88 feet for a point of beginning;
thence South 00 10' 00" West on a line parallel to the
West line of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of
125.00 feet; thence East on a line parallel to the North
line of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 88.00 feet;
thence North 00 10' 00" East on a line parallel to the
West line of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of
125.00 feet; thence West on a line parallel to the
North line of said SW 1/4 of SE 1.4 a distance of 88.00
feet to point of beginning, Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 522,
PAGE 389.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JORGE LUIZ HERNANDEZ

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 5'"day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 19th 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.: 252007TD014XXXXX 8:2-23c


NOTICE OF APPUCTION

FOR TAX DEiE.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLUTO 1, LLC, the holder of'
the following certificate has filed said'eleificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certitffit~ number and year
of issuance, the description of the proeprt, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows

CERTIFICATE NO. 133 YEAR OFISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
Lot 16, Branch Park Mobile Home', Estates First
Addition, Hardee County, Florida, as per Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 47.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 551,
PAGE 102.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, ..COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: DANIEL tJOZANO AND SILVIA.
LOZANO

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemO'ccording to law,
the property described in such certifite-sWall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse dod, located at 417 West
Main Street on the 5th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 23"' 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.: 252007TD013XX)XX ".3
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8C The Herald-Advocate, August 2, 2007


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
July 29, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, a
fight on Snell Street and thefts on U. S. 17 South, John Holt Road and U.S.
.17 North were reported.
July 27, Pedro Siles Vasquez, 52, of 120 Prospect Ave., Avon Park,
.was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J. Spencer and charged with
hit and run/failure to stop and remain at the scene of a crash and no valid
license.
w July 27, Jonathon Albert Mills; 46, of 2346 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with felony battery resulting
from bodily harm.
July 27, a residential burglary on Alderman Road, a business burglary
on U.S. 17 South, and thefts on SR 64 East and Lincoln Street were report-
ed.
July 26, Donald Milton Rimes, 27, of Pioneer Park Drive, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charge with fraudulent impersonation giving false ID to a law enforce-
ment officer and a traffic violation.
July 26, Rito Melendez Jr., 21, of 4620 Maple Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession of marijuana,
:possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence and
driving without knowledge of a suspended license.
July 26, a fight on Altman Road, and thefts on Steve Roberts Special,
Kelly Roberts Road, Platt Road and John Holt Road were reported.
July 25, Marian Evette Williams, 39, of 191 Hector Ave., Arcadia, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia and two traffic violations.
July 25, thefts on Old Bradenton Road and Parnell Road were report-
ed.
July 24, Darius Westley Hudson, 27, P.O. Box 662, Wauchula, was


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


But .when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding
a grudge against, so that your Father in Heaven will forgive you
your sins, too.
Mark 11,:25
A lot of times our prayers are not answered because we have anger in
ur hearts toward someone. -
.This versd .will grip our hearts. There is much in the Bible about for-
giveness, and yet we will keep. bitterness .in our hearts toward others for
years and wonder why God doesn't bless us and why He won't heal us.
He is a good God and He can't go against His Word. He doesn't put
bad things on us. The devil is the one who comes to rob, steal and destroy,
arid we open the door for him to come. into our life in different ways, but
the biggest is unforgiveness.
The Word shows us how-to have a good life if we will only read it and
do .what it says. So.that would be a Golden Nugget for us: Read the Word
and forgive those who offend us.
Our solar system is located about 30,000 light years from the cen-
ter of the galaxy.


EARTLAND
~..MARBLE AND GRANITE
CORPORATION
Sales. Installation and Fabrication


arrested by Dep. James Albritton and charged with smuggling contraband
into a detention facility, possession of marijuana, possession of drug para-
phernalia, disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer/firefighter, resisting
an officer with violence and disorderly conduct.
July 24, a residential burglary on Lily Lane, and thefts on Seminole
Trail, Alderman Road and N. Ed Wells Road were reported.
July 23, Robert L. Wade, 49, of 2908 Red Barn Lane, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
July 23, a business burglary on CR 663, and thefts on East Broward
Street, U.S. 17 South and Steve Roberts Special were reported.
WAUCHULA
July 28, Guien Guillermo, 28, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Amy Drake and charged with disorderly intoxication.
July 28, Antonio DeLosSantos, 24, of 409 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly intoxication.
July 28, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
July 27, a theft on Bell Street was reported.
July 25, Michael David Watkins, 36, of 364 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with possession
of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and passing a
forged display.
July 25, burglary of a conveyance on Terrell Road and a residential
burglary on S. 1lth Avenue were reported.
July 24, Matthew Stadie, 39, of 635 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged, with possession of marijuana.
July 24, a vehicle was reported stolen on North Eighth Avenue.


July 23, vehicles were reported stolen on Goolsby Street and North
Ninth Avenue and a theft on South Third Avenue was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
July 29, Jose Jesus Lozano, 56, of 4737 Fussell Road, Bowling Green,
and Josephine Salas, 56, of 430 Grove St., Bowling Green, were arrested
by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and each charged with possession of marijuana
and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lozano was.also charged with DUI.
Salas was also charged with possession of cocaine and tampering or
destroying evidence.
July 28, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and criminal mischief
on Church Avenue were reported.
July 26, Grant Eugene Drennan, 27, of 3707 Keene Road, Ona, was
arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with larceny and trespass on
property other than a structure. At the jail, Sheriff's Dep. Danny O'Bryan
also charged him with grand theft auto.
July 26, a burglary at the City Barn and a theft on Banana Street and
U.S. 17 were reported.
July 24, Carl Lee Wilson, 34, of 508 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
July 27, Luis Alberto Gonsalez, 18, of 842 Third Street East, Zolfo
Springs was arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotherington and charged with battery.
July 27, a theft on Vermillion Street and a vehicle stolen on Redbird
Lane were reported.
July 24, a theft on Parkview Terrace was reported.


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