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Thursday, August 9, 2007


Teachers Get Raises Of From 6-1/2 To 7-1/2 Percent


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
School teachers will return to
their classrooms next week with the
promise of salary hikes that admin-
istrators hope will make the grade.
The Hardee County School


HARD CHARGERS


.Board has approved a payroll pack-
age that gives each of the district's
745 employees a raise of from 6.5
to 7.5 percent, depending on years
of service.
Next, the Hardee Education
Association/United will seek ratifi-


cation of the plan in a vote set for
next Wednesday.
The new salary schedule gives a
beginning teacher with zero experi-
ence a starting pay of $33,015.
"We had a good negotiation,"
said Selden Spencer, president of


the union. "It was tough. We didn't
get some raises on people we want-
ed to get, but overall there will be
raises of 6-1/2 percent for steps 0
through 16 and 7-1/2 percent for
steps 17 and up."
Steps are the annual increase an


employee gets for having one
added year of experience.
Spencer also said the negotia-
tions helped "clean up" some con-
tract language.
As part of the package, the board
will contribute $5,000 toward
health insurance for each eligible
employee. In the past year, that
number Was $5,559.
There will be no bonuses this
year, as had been the case in two
prior years.
Contract changes include upping
paid days for 12-month employees
from 260 to 261, adding supple-
ments for American Sign Language


and for National Honor Society
assistant, increasing bus trip rates
to $11.32 per hour, and giving a one
percent educational incentive for an
advanced certification in Manage-
ment Information Services.
The contract will also include
new language for a. reading en-
dorsement bonus, a cell phone ben-
efit for certain employees who use
their personal cell phones for dis-
trict business, and for differentiated
pay.
"It's amazing what .you can
accomplish in an atmosphere of
cooperation rather than confronta-
See TEACHERS 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRIS
Zolfo Springs Police Chief Chris Baty stands by one of three new patrol cars the town received last week. The cars, 2007 Dodd
Chargers, cost around $26,000 each and were financed, marked and outfitted with the help of Classic Public Safety Solutions
Lake Wales. Baty says the cruisers are fully equipped with computers, cameras and radar systems. "You name it, they've got it," I
says, adding, "They are awesome cars." Baty says his department of three full-time and four part-time officers "badly needed" ft
new vehicles, a need fulfilled by the support of Town Manager Mike Schofield and Town Commission members. As for talk th
Zolfo Springs is a speed trap, the chief countered, "We are not a speed trap. We give everybody a break. We look only for the mo
aggressive drivers, the ones who really just don't care or who just don't pay any attention at all."



City Files To Take Unsafe Houses


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of property owners face
foreclosure or paying $40,000 in
liens.
The three owners of a property
off South Seventh Avenue in Wau-
chula are among those who have
been cited for violating city code
enforcement ordinances. Ignoring
notices, they now may lose the
property.
Whether it's lot cleaning, unsafe
buildings, minimum maintenance
or abandoned vehicles, failure to
maintain one's property could
result in loss of it.


WEATHER
DATE HIGH LW RAIN
08101 87 72 0.13
08/02 82 72 1.83
08/03 94 69 0.00
08104 95 70 0.00
08/05 94 70 0.00
08/06 94 73 0.00
08/07 95 72 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 08/07/07 22.65
Same period last year 19.62
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source- Univ of Fla. Ona Research Canter

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Classifieds.. 4B
Courthouse Report..........8C
Community Calendar.......4A
Crime Blotter...................3C
Hardee Living............ ...... 2B
Hunting/Fishing................2A
Information Roundup.......4A
Obits.............................. 4A
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The city, through its attorneys
Ables and Hancock, has filed a
complaint to foreclose three code
enforcement liens now totaling
$40,500. The city is asking for a
judgment in that amount, the forced
sale of the property and a writ of.
possession so city staff can go in
and clean up the property.
It's part of the city's increasing
effort to remove unhealthy and
unsightly nuisances on properties
within the city limits. Last October
the city approved four ordinances
amending Chapter 11 of the city's
Code of Ordinances to include



Filing Period

For BG Seat

Ends Friday

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nearly halfway through the fil-
ing period, there were still no can-
didates for an open slot on the
Bowling Green City Commission.
That seat currently belongs to
Fern Gibson, who has said she will
seek re-election. But as of late
Tuesday afternoon, neither Gibson
nor any other potential candidate
had stopped by City Hall to pick up
a qualifying packet.
The one-week qualifying period
ends tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m.
City Clerk Pam Northup said
qualifying packets remain available
at City Hall, 104 E. Main St. If
enough candidates apply to make a
race, a municipal election will be
held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, she said.
To run in the election, political
See ELECTION 2A


assessment of costs for abatement
of such nuisances and impose liens,
which would be foreclosed.
After the property is cleaned up
and sold, other outstanding liens,
abatement costs, legal fees and
other bills, such as a mortgage, are
satisfied. If there is any money
remaining, the property owner or
owners is entitled to the balance.
If it is homestead property, the
city cannot foreclose on it, but the
liens built up a debt against it
which must be satisfied before the
property can be sold. Homeowners
may continue to live on it, but their


heirs could lose most of the vE
of it.
In the above instance, three c
enforcement liens were impo
May 24, 2006 on the property
South Seventh Avenue and Lei
Street. By February 6, they
grown to $13,500 each and not
of impending foreclosure act
was sent to Roseann Mitchell
Bradenton, Michael J. Makov
of Wauchula and the estate of F
A. Makowski. With no respo
received, the city has procee
with foreclosure action.
See CITY FILES 2A


Fire-Tax Plan



Inflames Some
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Where are we going to find a half-million dollars?"
That was just one of the questions in a contentious meeting last week of
the Hardee County Commission, which finally split on its vote on fire
assessments for the coming fiscal year.
The commission agreed unanimously on a $1.61 increase in the solid
waste (garbage) collection rate for residents in the unincorporated areas of
the county which are served by Hardee Disposal Ser-vices. Its contract calls
for annual adjustments in the collection fee, based on the Consumer Price
Index.
The, only increase is in the collection fee, from $90.05 to $91.66 per
household.TThe disposal fee remains at $70, inaking the total solid aste
assessment $161.66 for the fiscal year which begins Oct. 1.
It was the fire assessment rate, however, which brought 90 minutes of, at
times, heated discussion, before a motion to keep the rates at the 100 per-
cent level of the five-year assessment study recommended by the county's
consultants. Commissioner Nick Timmerman made the motion, and
Commission Chairman Bobby Ray Smith stepped out of his post to second
ON it. It failed 2-3, with commissioners Minor Bryant, Gordon Norris and Dale
ge Johnson opposing it.
in Johnson made a countermotion to go with the recommended levels on the
he three-year assessment study, except to set assessment on vacant/agricultur-
he al land at one-fourth of the suggested rate. That motion passed on a 3-2
at motion.
re "It's a sorry day when you have to put an extra one-half million dollars
on the residents and commercial interests because landowners get this
break. You need to put out the fire in my ad valorem pocket. That's the right
thing to do," said Timmerman.
The vote to approve a resolution setting the new annual amounts is bind-
ing, in that they can go down, but they cannot go up once certified to the
tax appraiser. It means landowners will probably pay 49 cents an acre
instead of the recommended $1.96 per acre if landowners were charged at
alue the. 100 percent rate as others are.
Residential properties (including a home and up to five adjoining acres)
Iode will pay $136. Commercial rates are set at 23 cents per square foot, indus-
oed trial and warehouse at nine cents. per square foot and institutional at 20
off cents per square foot. Transient occupancy, such as hotel rooms, is at $10
Mon per unit.
had The. 75 percent buy-down of the land/property assessment means the
ices commission has to find an additional $514,072 in its annual budget to
tion absorb the amounts not being paid by landowners. The commission com-
I on pleted.its annual budget workshops in mid-July and finished with a $58.4
skiof million budget which reduced ad valorem (property) taxes from 9 mills to
reski 7.7926 mills. That budget includes $13.163 million in property taxes, plus
sred grants, fees, state or federal appropriations, gas tax, race track and many
)rse other bits of revenue.
See FIRE-TAX 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Wauchula is attempting to foreclose on code enforcement liens of over $40,000 on this property at the corner of Lemon Street and
South Seventh Avenue.


The


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2A The Herald-Advocate, Auigust 9, 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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Farm Bureau state magazine this month reported that roasted or
baked sweet potatoes are an excellent food choice for diabetics. It is a low
glycemic index (GI) food that releases glucose slowly into the bloodstream,
therefore helping to avoid spikes in blood sugar levels.
They are also good cooked with zucchini squash, red onions and porta-
bella mushrooms, olive oil and seasonings.
What would not be good-would be to bake a sweet potato, slice it open,
and add a half pound of white sugar, a half pound of butter and eight ounces
of sour cream on top of the yam.

Our family took a few days off recently and went to Lynchburg, Va., to
visit my mother and sister Pat, her husband Pete and their children and fan-
ilies.
My mother Mildred is 99 and lives in an assisted care facility in
Lynchburg. She can get up out of a chair by herself and use a walker. She
plans to turn 100 in April.
Pat and Pete Partridge live about 15 miles away in the country on an
old tobacco farm. They love the mountains. Pat works part-time at
WeightWatchers, and Pete works three days a week as a .phaqacist at S. :
Their four children and families live nearby.
It has been very dry in recent months in that area of Virginia.
The mountains are pretty, but I am used to the flatlands of Florida.

Linda Thompson of Wauchula wrote this note to the person who "took
my purse and then returned it close to home I forgive you for coming
into our home uninvited. I forgive you for stealing my purse and rummag-
ing through it with a fine tooth comb. I thank you for returning those things
that were so important to me . .my (brain) address book and the pictures
of our beloved Megan. The smiling picture clipped to my checkbook was
of our granddaughter. She died two years ago. . age 9 ... a special needs
angel. That was a one of a kind picture!
"Thank you for returning it. It makes forgiveness . easy! God bless
your day and may He give you strength to stop this road you are on, before
someone gets hurt."




TEACHERS
Continued From 1A


tion," Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones told School Board
members in recommending passage
of the plan.
Deputy Superintendent Rocky
Kitchens, who sat at the bargaining
table for the administration, noted,
"It is a pleasure to be able to reward
our employees like this. They are
all working hard, and it shows."
In addition to that first-year
teacher, the new pay scale provides
for someone now in her second
year to jump from $31,000 to
$33,122.


The scale t6ps out at $51,877, up
from the former $48,257, for those
instructors with 25 or more years
of experience.
For teachers, that is based on a
10-month calendar.
Stops along the pay way include
a rise from $31,600 at Step 6 to the
new Step 6 of $33,654. Step 12 is
now set at $39,347, up from the old
$36,946. And Steps 17-24 will get
$51,078, instead of the $47,514 of
the 2006-07 school year.
The union vote is the final step in
adoption of the new package.


FIRE-TAX
Continued From 1A


Most departments, including the
Fire-Rescue Department, were cut
to bare bones, with contingency
and capital (equipment) purchases
left out. That places additional
emphasis on the fire assessments,
which help fund that half of the
Fire-Rescue budget.
Discussion on the pros and cons
of assessing vacant/agricultural
land was lengthy, involving the
county attorney; county director of
budget and finance, consultants
Crystalyn "Crystie" Carey and
Jason Buchholz, members of the
audience and the commissioners.
Following are the main arguments.

PROs
Recent call data shows calls to
land fires make up over 24 percent
of all fire calls. Residential are 39
percent, commercial 16 percent,
and the rest industrial/warehouse,
institutional and transient occupan-
cy.
The fairest way to apportion fire
assessment costs is by the percent-
age of calls, *said Timmerman and
Smith. "If the landowner pays only
25 percent of his fair share, the rest
will have to be supplemented
somehow. That's $514,072 to be
found in next year's budget," said
Smith.
"The governor and legislature
have made sure we can't adjust
village to get the.extra one half
million," said Smith. There's no
reserves to do it with," said
Timmerman.
"It's call volume, not growth,
which costs. When a call comes, it
is a cost, it should be on fair appor-
tionment. We've fought a 12,000-
acre on the Hardee/Highlands line
with the state Department of
Forestry. Any time we're called out
for a fire, everyone goes because
they are cross-trained. That means
there's no coverage available for
medical calls," explained Fire
Chief Mike Choate.
"We're looking at fire manage-
ment and the number of calls. If 24
percent go to land, then they should
pay 24 percent," said Smith.
"Otherwise, we have to absorb that
and take it out of other categories
or ad valorem dollars," he added.
Don McGregor, a 34-year fire-
fighter, reminded commissioners
that it's not the size of the fire. "It's
not whether it's five acres, 500 or
1,000. It's the capability of fighting
it and preventing it from spreading
to a timber stand or a house. The
size is immaterial."
' County Manager Lex Albritton
explained the fire assessment is
based on capacity, availability to
respond. "It would be the best thing


if they never left the station.
Everyone wants to think their fire
will not get out of control, but they
do. Whether it's started by ciga-
rettes, lightning or pre-set on pur-
pose by someone using best man-q
agement practices doesn't matter
when there's a fire to fight. In the
last year, there have been so many
brush fires. Another year there
might not, but the fire department
has to be ready."
Albritton said the only place in
the budget to get the extra half-mil-
lion dollars was in contiMgercy
monies. That would seriously aZrct
cash flow and possibly could mean
the county could not meet its
month-to-month expenses, espe-
cially early in the fiscal year
(October and November) before tax
revenue becomes available..

CONs
"The bottom line is that it doesn't
make sense. Hardee County would
be the only one in the nation charg-
ing $1.96 per acre. We can adjust
the budget if we need to. I say go
with the 75 percent buy-down.
Why the big struggle, just do
what's right," said Johnson.
Three larger landowners, dairy-
man Joe Wright from the far east
area of the county, cattleman
Charles Metheny of the greater
Sweetwater area, and Kevin Moore
of Lake Branch Dairy, objected to
the highest rate.
Wright, a member .of the Avon
Park City Council, said he under-
stood the fire assessment discus-
sion. But his 1,738 acres are con-
tiguous and "I could do better with
a tractor You don't have the abili-
ty to fight it. Let's discuss reality..
Putting this assessment on ag land
is a disconnect from reality.
"It's double-dipping. I already
pay on eight houses and the land
they set on. The 600 acres of woods
shouldn't be the same as 400 irri-
gated acres. Don't go full bore on
this. Start slow," said Wright.
Metheny said rural landowners
already pay fire control through a
state assessment for the Division of
Forestry. "If you have a burn permit
and it gets out of hand, they charge
$35 a hour to come fight it. The
county should set a rate too."
Metheny said he burns about
1,000 acres a year to control brush.
"If the palmettos and brush burn,
no one is hurt, the worst you get is
safer land and new grass, why do
you have to put it out? If it gets near
-a house orbarn^y',1 bac '6irn it
and clon trol it. .lTea should1be a'
'cap, charge $2 an acre for five acreg
or a section, not the whole 10,000
acres."


Solunar Tables Help


Hunting And Fishing

By JOAN SEAMAN the full or new moon may be the
Of The Herald-Advocate absolute best dates to be on the
To assist local hunters and fisher- water. Fish and game tend to feed
men, weekly solunar tables will be during sunrise and sunset. When
printed. the times coincide with a moon-rise
First printed in 1936 by John or a moon-set, fishing can be spec-
Alden Knight, the tables adjust for tacular, says Knight.
'the particular area or zip code (geo- Stormy weather, however, can
graphical) base, Daylight Saving cause barometric fluctuations. All
Time and other factors which wildlife, birds, animals or fish, can
reflect when record catches or sense a storm. Cold fronts moving
hunts for game birds or animals through drive fish deeper.-
have been made. The solunar tables, with minor
Most advantageous occasions, period and major periods, are accu-
called peak times, are related to the rate within one minute of time (in a
new moon or full moon and its base point Wauchula). The times
strongest influence. At the full will change one minute each 12
moon, the sun and moon are nearly miles east or west of this base
*opposite each other for a few min- point.
utes. During the new moon, both Knight concludes, "It should go
are in perfect rhythm. When a peak without saying that if there are no
period is within 30 minutes of a fish or game present, you will not
moonrise or. moonset, that should sh or game present, you will not
be the best action of the season. be successful. It is always best to
Weather and feeding conditions plan your days on the water or in
are most favorable during the one- the field in an area where is game is
to two-hour peak period each day. most likely to be during these
.The major or minor periods near major arid minor periods.

H t g ih


8/9/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 8:10 pm
Length of Day:
13:15:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:18 am
Sets: 6:00 pm
Major Times
9:39 am 11:39 am
10:04 pm 12:04 am
Minor Times
3:56 am 4:56 am
4:21 pm 5:21 pm
Prediction
Get Out There
8/10/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 8:10 pm
Length of Day:
13:15:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:21 am
Sets: 6:50 pm
Major Times
10:35 am 12:35 pm
11:00 pm- 1:00am
Minor Times


4:52 am 5:52 am
5:17 pm 6:17 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/11/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 8:09 pm
.Length of Day:
13:13:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:27 am
Sets: 7:34 pm
Major Times
11:04 pm.- 1:04 am
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Minor Times
5:47 am 6:47 am
6:12 pm 7:12 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/12/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 8:08 pm
Length of Day:
13:12:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:29 am
Sets: 8:10 pm


Major Times
11:53 pm'- 1:53 am
12:19 pm 2:19 pm
Minor Times
6:36 am 7:36 am
7:01 pm 8:01 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/13/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 8:07 pm
Length of Day:
13:10:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:29 am
Sets: 8:43 pm
Major Times
12:39 am 2:39 am
1:05 pm 3:05 pm
Minor Times
7:22 am 8:22 am
7:47 pm 8:47 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/14/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 8:06 pm
Length of Day:


13:09:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:26 am
gets: 9:12 pm
Major Times
1:23 am 3:23 am
1:49 pm 3:49 pm
Minor Times
8:06 am 9:06 am
8:31 pm 9:31 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!
8/15/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 8:05 pm
Length of Day:
13:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:20 am
Sets: 9:40 pm
Major Times
2:04 am 4:04 am
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Minor Times
8:47 am 9:47 am
9:12 pm- 10:12 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!


Another problem said Metheny
was the "snowbirds" with cell
phones, who see a fire set on pur-
pose, don't know that and place an
emergency call about a brush fire.
Albritton said they had discussed
setting a cap or limit, but had not
decided on it as previously reported
at 640 acres. It was never imple-
mented because it became a night-
mare on how to determine sections
and parcels, some adjacent and
some far apart by the same owner.
Carey said in Suwanee County
the assessment was $68 per parcel
up to 260 acres plus a per-acre up to
a maximum, that is if common
ownership of property can be deter-
mined (how and where one
landowner's parcels may be).
Moore asked if the number of
calls included the "unsuccessful"
calls when a fire is out or controlled
by the time the fire trucks get 15
miles out, especially when they are
cooperative burns with the Division
of Forestry, "something I pay for."
Moore pleaded for a "common
sense, balanced approach. There's
a difference between 1,000 acres of
vacant land and ours. We supply
food for America, we're not a spe-
cial interest group."
Choate said the Division of
Forestry staff works 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. five days a week. They are not
paid overtime, so when a fire -call
comes, the local fire department


goes. If necessary, two rangers with
a truck will come from the Arcadia
unit, "unless they have used up
their overtime allotment."
Commissioner Norris said it was-
n't fair for someone in Lily or
Limestone to pay the same rate as
someone in downtown Wauchula.
Smith replied "That person in Lily
probably has abetter deal. If their
place is gone, they can get insur-
ance to replace it, but in town, if it's
only partially burned, there is an
insurance hassle."
"I know the main cost of operat-
ing the fire department is personnel
and equipment. That has to be paid
whether they're at a fire'or at the
station. I know it's the ability to
fight fires that's the cost. But I
would like to go with the 49 cents
an acre and start there," said
Commissioner Bryant.

CONTINUING CHALLENGE
Government Services Group was
...approved to gather and send the
independent notices which will be
mailed to each property owner
about Aug. 16. There will be two
public hearings on the rate resolu-
tion, tentatively Sept. 6 and Sept.
15.
"I thought there would be more
residents and commercial interests
at the meeting today to voice their
opinions. I hope they come to one
of the public hearings," said Smith.


The city announced its stepped
up enforcement policy in March,
when Police Chief William Beattie
directed his code enforcement offi-
cer, Cpl. Angie Hill, to begin citing
violators.
If the condition (yard cleaning,
inoperative vehicles or whatever) is
not corrected within 10 days, the
city may do so, with the owner
responsible for the costs involved.
Fines, fees, cleanup costs plus a
$100 administrative fee is billed to
the property owner. If it isn't paid,
a lien is placed on the property and
within three months, the city can
start foreclosure procedures.




ELECTION
Continued From 1A
hopefuls must pay a qualifying fee
of $10 plus an election assessment
of $18, for a total cost of $28.
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.
Those considering a try at public
service must be 18 years of age or
older, a registered voter and a resi-
dent within city limits for at least
six months, Northup said.
The Bowling Green City
Commission is a five-member
board, elected at-large by city vot-
ers. Northup explained that two
commissioners are elected one
year, two the next and one as in
Gibson's case the following
year.
For instance, commissioners
Randy Mink and Perry Knight will
be up for re-election in 2008, while
commissioners Richard Barone and
David Durastanti will face voters
again in 2009. And whoever wins
this current election will return to
the ballot in 2010, the clerk
described.
Terms are for three years.
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 night. Special meetings
may be called as needed.
Gibson, who currently also
serves as vice. mayor, has held a
seat on the commission since 1996.


Under minimum maintenance,
residential, commercial and indus-
trial properties are to be maintained
on the exterior and interior. Weeds
and grass over six inches high on
residential properties or 14 inches
on non-residential properties will
be noticed, along with piles of
metal, minerals, rocks, tar, grease,
lumber, tires, bottles, cans, trash,
* rubbish or garbage.
A nuisance vehicle could be an
inoperative vehicle (car truck, trail-
er, recreational vehicle, motorcy-
cle, tractor or boat) which cannot
be operated in its normal manner.
Any vehicle without a current
license plate or registration is also
considered abandoned, junked or
discarded.
If such violations are not correct-
ed within 10 days, there could be
$500 fines and/or 60 days in jail for
each day during the citation. If a
vehicle is towed away, the owner
must pay for towing and storage
and arrange to repair or dispose of
it.
For questions, contact the Police
Department at its administrative
building at 128 S. Seventh Ave. or
the adjacent city administrative
offices at 126 S. Seventh Ave.

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Hardee County 3-Year Average Budget and Rates (100%)
Estimated Budget $2,816,073
Average Rates and Land Buy-down Totals
Residential Property Rate Per Dwelling Unit
Use Categories
Residential $136.00

Non-Residential Property Rate Per Square Foo
Use Categories
Commercial $0.23
Industrial/Warehouse $0.09
Institutional $0.20

Transient Occupancy Property Rate Per Room
Use Categories Unit/Space Unit
Transient Occupancy $10.00-

Land Property Use Categories Rate Per Acre
Land (50% Buy-down) $0.49

Land Buy-down Exemption Total 75% Buy-down
Amount of Buy-down $514,072


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TEACHER SALARIES

Step 2006-07 Step 2007-08
0 $31,000 0 $33,015
1 $31,100 1 $33,122
2 $31,200 2 $33,228
3 $31,300 3 $33,335
4 $31,400 4 $33,441
5 $31,500 5 $33,548
6 $31,600 6 $33,654
7 $32,258 7 $34,355
8 $33,143 8 $35,298
9 $34,053 9 $36,267
10 $34,993 10 $37,267
11 $35,954 11 $38,291
12 $36,946 12 $39,347
13 $37,960 13 $40,427
14 $39,005 14 $41,540
15 $40,077 15 $42,682
16 $41,889 16 $44,612
17-24 $47,514 17-24 $51,078
25+ $48,257 25+ $51,877
Salaries are for teachers with a bachelor's degree, and working on a 10-
month calendar. Benefits include $5,000 toward the board-approved
insurance program.










2 Doctors Begin New


Family Practice Here


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A new doctor's office has opened
in Hardee County, and with it two
new doctors have come into the
community.
Working together at the newly
opened Hardee Family Medicine at
522 W. Carlton St. in Wauchula are
Kathleen Welch-Wilson, M.D., and
Joseph Toulouse, M.D.


The office is a branch of Florida
Hospital, which is across the street
from the clinic. The hospital's
Board of Directors wanted to bring
more well-rounded doctors with
experience in a variety of fields to
Hardee County.
Having the two doctors in the
office will ensure that patient wait
time is minimal. Patients may
either make an appointment or


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Dr. Kathleen Welch-Wilson and Dr. Joseph Toulouse will work
together at the new Hardee Family Medicine in Wauchula.


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walk in. Same-day appointments
are also acceptable.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. during the week and every
other Saturday from 8 a.m. till
noon.
"The times we have now are
working out well, but we are more
than willing to change them based
on what the community needs,"
said Dr. Toulouse.
Family medicine requires doctors
to be familiar with all different age
groups within a community, from
1-year-old and up. The family prac-
tice evolved from general practice,
and focuses primarily on preven-
tion.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000082
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRIET R. SCHONTAG,
Deceased /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HARRIET R. SCHONTAG, deceased,
whose date of death was April 10,
2007; File Number 252007CP000082,
Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other. persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice Is August 9, 2007.
EDWARD S. SCHONTAG, SR.
Personal Representative
1872 Ken McLeod Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
E. JACKSON BOGGS
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 007206
FOWLER WHITE BOGGS BANKER
P.A.
Post Office Box 1148
Tampa, FL 33601-1438
Telephone: 813-222-1148
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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended Aug. 1, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,054 compared
to 8,028 last week and 9,273 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were unevenly steady, feeder steers and heifers were
unevenly steady to 1.00 higher.


The doctors plan for friendly care
of those within the community, and
will focus on not only acute prob-
lems like colds and sprains but also
long-term care for patients with
diabetes and heart disease.
"We want to keep people healthy
by urging them to take preventative
measures and through patient edu-
cation," said Dr. Welch-Wilson.
"Giving directions only works if a
patient understands why they are
following them," she added.
Dr. Welch-Wilson was an under-
graduate at Arizona State and
obtained her medical degree from
the University of Maryland Medi-
cal School. She completed her resi-
dency at Bayfront Medical Center
in St. Petersburg.
"I am originally from Maryland,
and it was my grandmother that
brought me to Florida. She was a
'snowbird' in St. Pete, and I worked
at a private practice there for seven
years," she said.
Dr. Welch-Wilson has previously
worked at Florida Hospital here in
Wauchula. She worked in the emer-
gency room for 10 years.
She lives in Sarasota with her
husband, Roger Wilson, who is a
design engineer. She enjoys gar-
dening and fishing and is a dog
lover.
Dr. Toulouse obtained his med-
ical degree from the University of
Iowa. He completed his residency
at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des
Moines.
Toulouse has previously worked
at Florida Hospital in Orlando,
which is the busiest hospital in the
world. He found his way to the
Heartland area while visiting
friends of his wife, Darla.
Originally from San Diego,
Calif., Toulouse has three boys and
currently lives in Avon Park.- He
enjoys visiting state parks with his
family, scuba diving and spends a
lot of his time playing with high-
tech gadgets.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 150.00-210.00
300-400 lbs., 125.00-175.00;
400-500 lbs., 105.00-133.00.


and.:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 127.50-195.00;
300-400 lbs., 110.00-144.00; and
400-500 lbs., 99.00-115.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-50.00,
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-68.00.

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Letter To The Editor

County Endangers Waterways

For Developers' Interests


Dear Editor:
Thank you, for printing the arti-
cle. I think this is a story worth
looking into by your newspaper.
I know enough about what has
happened to know some very big
changes have been made in the
Comprehensive Plan with no
accountability, formal process or
justification. The county has been
going along lock-step for years
enforcing a 20-acre minimum par-
cel size along waterways with no
exceptions. As recently as July 5,
the county attorney and director of
planning and development reaf-
firmed the position n the record to
the Board of County Commission-
ers. Then, two weeks later, they
say, oops, looks like we have been

















JOSE ANGEL "JOE"
GARZA
Jose Angel "Joe" Garza, 36, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, August
5,2007.
Joe, as everyone knew him,
was born December 2, 1970 in
Wauchula. He graduated from
Hardee Senior High in 1989. Joe
was the young man everyone
knew walking around Hardee
County with a smile on his face
and never meeting a stranger. Joe
loved to talk to anyone and loved
to lend a helping hand.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Maria Cruz Garza;
father Servando Garza; sister
Maria Alicia Garza; brothers
Seryando Garza Jr. and Felix
Garza; and brother-in-law
Nickey Ray Hughes.
Survivors includes his grand-
mother Elvida Cruz of Rochdale,
Texas; seven brothers, Pablo
Rosas and wife Connie of Wau-
chufla, Jesus Garza and wife Lupe
of Georgia, Enrique Garza and
wife Elva of Zolfo Springs,
Salvador Garza and wife
Elizabeth of Adrian, Mich.,
Santos Garza and wife Ramona
of Nashville, Ga., Juan Garza of
Wauchula, and Raul Garza and
wife Carmen of Amarillo, Texas;
six sisters, Magdalena DeLeon
and husband Antonio of Wau-
chula, Janie Hughes and partner
Caron of Brandon, Mary Benton
and husband Mark of Lakeland,
Christina Villegas and husband
Concepcion of North Carolina,
and Ernestina Garza and husband
Manolo of North Carolina; three
aunts Susanna Garza, Rosemary
Hernandez and Sally Adame, all
of Texas; three uncles, Andrew,
Nascrio and Manuel Cruz, all of
Texas; 44 nieces and nephews;
and 28 great-nieces and great-
nephews.
Visitation is at the church
tonight (Thursday) from 7 to 9.
Funeral services are tomorrow at
10 a.m. at Apostolic Tabernacle
with burial following in Wau-
chula Cemetery.



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misreading our own Comp Plan for
the past 11 years.
This is not right and it should not
be swept under the rug.
Why? Because the county felt
strongly enough about the validity
of the 20-acre rule to apply to the
Department of Community Affairs
within the past year for an amend-
ment to the 20-acre rule. It requests
that parcels of record prior to 1996
(before Comp Plan enactment)
require only five acres (A-I zoning
rules) to build a house. That request
was sent to DCA and returned to
the county several months ago. I
am certain, but believe the public
input portion of the amendment has
already taken place.
Requesting the amendment is
proof positive the county believed
in the intent of the 20-acre rule; the
validity of the 20-acre rule; and
wanted to continue to enforce this
rule for everyone purchasing prop-
erty after the Comp Plan was enact-
ed.
How could they go to the time
and taxpayer expense of a formal
Comp Plan amendment to modify
the rule and then, without any
process, throw the whole rule out
calling it a mistaken interpretation?
Who the heck was interpreting the
rule for the last 11 years when they
were denying building permits?
Editor, I do hnot live in Hardee
County and cannot afford attorneys
to get below the surface of this
mess. Someone representing the
interests of Hardee citizens with
access to the facts should bring out
the truth and consequences.
Answers are needed to many
questions:
1.) History of zoning determina-
tions (state what can be built on
parcel) for Peace, Horse, Charlie,
Payne since 1995.


RUBY HIDDEN
McLENDON
Ruby Whidden Mclendon, 94,
died Monday, July 30, 2007, in
Clearwater.
Born in Oak Grove on Feb. 27,
1913, she was a member of a his-
torical family. Her great-grandfa-
ther, Willoughby Whidden
moved from south Georgia to
Florida in the early 1800s. He
served in the Army during the
Second Seminole War. Her
grandfather, William Whidden,
who lived in Hardee County,
served in Company E. of the
Florida Confederate States Army.
She was voted Miss Hardee
County twice in her teenage
years. She was a Baptist, member
of Pinellas County Dental
Auxiliaries and the St. Petersburg
Yacht Club.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Dr. George Mclen-
don, whom she married in 1938.
They lived in New Orleans from
1940 to 1945 when he was in the
U.S. Army Dental Corps. After
the war, they moved to St.
Petersburg.
Survivors include two sons,
Roger Mclendon of St. Peters-
burg and Dr. Donald Mclendon
of Treasure Island; four grand-
children; and four great-grand-
children.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be send to
Hospice of Florida Suncoast.
National Cremation Society
Clearwater 8:9C


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2.) Statement from Mike
Cassidy (former issuer of zoning
determination). He is the person
that told me that I needed 20 acres
to build. I understand he was termi-
nated in 2006. Is there a connec-
tion?
3.) History around the request to
amend the Comp Plan to require
only five acres for pre-1996
parcels. Who asked for it? How
many people affected? Who put it
together (county attorney)? Why
would they request an amendment
to a rule that they say now did not
exist? What is the status of the
amendment? Are they going to
advise all beneficiaries of the
amendment of their new rights?
Are they going to advise all the
owners that were denied develop-
ment rights?
4.) These actions by county staff
and BOCC call for admission of



Obituaries

GRACE PARKER DAVIS
Grace Parker Davis 69, of Fort
Green, died on Friday, August 3,
2007 at Florida Hospital- Heartland
in Sebring.
She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in
Fort Green. She was a member of
Fort Green Baptist Church, a nurse
for 15 years at the Palmetto
Medical Clinic, and also a dedicat-
ed .bus driver for the Hardee
County Schools for 18 years.
Her parents J.R. and Rachel
Parker of Fort Green preceded her
in death.
She is survived by her husband
of 53 years, Bim Davis; three
brothers, Robert Parker and wife
Shirley of Lee; Leaston Parker and
wife Shirley of Old Town, and
Tommy Parker of Thornton, Texas;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 5,
2007 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the
Brant Funeral Chapel. Services
were on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Fort
Green Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. Brian Laker officiat-
ing.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

JOSE ANGEL "JOE" GARZA
Jose Angel "Joe" Garza, 36, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, August 5,
2007.
Born Dec. 2, 1970, in Wauchula,
he graduated from Hardee Senior
High School in 1989.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Maria Cruz Garza; father
Servando Garza; sister Maria Alicia
-Garza; brothers Servando Garza Jr.
and Felix Garza; and brother-in-
law Nickey Ray Hughes.
Survivors includes his grand-
mother Elvida Cruz of Rochdale,
Texas; seven brothers, Pablo Rosas
and wife Connie of Wauchula,
Jesus Garza and wife Lupe of
Georgia, Enrique Garza and wife
Elva of Zolfo Springs, Salvador
Garza and wife Elizabeth of
Adrian, Mich., Santos Garza and
wife Ramona of Nashville, Ga.,
Juan Garza of Wauchula, and Raul
Garza and wife Carmen of
Amarillo, Texas; six sisters,
Magdalena DeLeon and husband
Antonio of Wauchula, Janie
Hughes and partner Caron of
Brandon, Mary Benton and hus-
band Mark of Lakeland, Christina
Villegas and husband Concepcion
of North Carolina, and Ernestina
Garza and husband Manolo of
North Carolina.
Visitation is at the church tonight
(Thursday) from 7 to 9. Funeral
services are tomorrow at 10 a.m. at
Apostolic Tabernacle with burial
following in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


ALLAN GENE JOHNSON
Allan Gene Johnson, 72, of Fort
Meade, died, Saturday, August 4,
2007.
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he had
lived in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
Washington and North Carolina
where he served as a mobile home
warehouse manager. He returned to
Florida in July 1998.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Horace Spencer and Laura
Priscilla (Rae) Johnson; son Steven
Allan Johnson; and a brother
Horace Rae Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 51
years, Marilyn Jane (Rutledge)
Johnson of Fort Meade; children,


Pamela (and Michael) Fitzgerald of
Naperville, Ill., Thomas (and
Margaret) Johnson of Sherrills
Ford, N.C., Jill (and Cynthia)
Johnson of Mount Holly, N.C.,
Bradley (and DeAnna) Johnson of
Lexington, Ky.; and grandchildren,
Spencer and Quinn Fitzgerald;
Kristen Johnson; Shay, Trica,
Tanisha and Amanda Johnson; and
Matthew and Niklas Johnson.
A private family service will be
held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Oakview Lakes
Relay For Life Team in Fort
Meade at Relay For Life, c/o The
American Cancer Society.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


responsibility and accountability.
Why the sudden change in a long-
standing rule that was being
amended to fairly address those
owning less than 20 acres before
the rule was enacted? Why would
they throw it out altogether without
going through the same process as
the amendment? Why bend over
backwards to allow the owner of
only 12.5 acres purchased in
September 2005 to avoid the rule
when they had denied everyone
else over the past 11 years the same
right?
5.) What are the implications of
going from a required 20 acres
along our waterways to A-1 five
acres? How many more buildings
can be built in the most vulnerable
areas of the county? Is this what the
citizens want? Has there been an
outcry from the citizens for a
change? Should the citizens have a
say, or at least require the county to
use the formal DCA process? If the
DCA would require the full amend-
ment process for a limited reduc-
tion from 20 to five for pre-1966
owners, wouldn't it want some say
in dropping the rule altogether?
6.) To date, the response from
the county has been Clintonesque.
It is analyzing the wording of
Policy 1.12, looking at alternative
interpretations and qualifiers like
"in which". Commissioners want to
say they have been making a mis-
take and are now correcting it. This
is not right. The precedent has been


THURSDAY, AUG. 9
/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 13
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 14
*Bowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16
vtHardee County Commis-
sion, regular and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.







Learning Group
Teaches Itself
The Early Learning Coalition
of Florida's Heartland an-
nounces new Board member
orientation.
In Wauchula, it will be at 10
a.m. at 324 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S.
17 South) on Monday, July 13.

CF Health Care,
Hosts Reception
Central Florida Health Care
Inc. will hold a mini-reception
and tour of its refurbished facili-
ty today (Thursday) from 3 to 5
p.m. in honor of National Health
Care Week.
Like others, the center pro-
vides medical and dental care
for the community, migrants and
homeless. The center is at 204
E. Palmetto St., Wauchula.


well established again and again
over time. If the wording of the pol-
icy is sloppy and needs correcting
to more accurately reflect the what
the county and people wanted for
the last 11 years, then submit that to
DCA. If they want to change from
20 acres to five, then put that to the
people through a formal amend-
ment process or even a referendum.
Should the new papers representing
the people support submitting this
quadrupling of density to the peo-
ple?
At stake here is the basic future
of Hardee County. Look around
Highlands, DeSoto, Manatee,
Sarasota density is increasing
exponentially. Hardee County is in
the developers' sights as the next
empty space to fill up.
Where is the most valuable land
in Hardee County? Waterfront.
What does Hardee County have


that no other neighboring counties
have? A 20-acre minimum for one
dwelling unit along our waterways.
What effect will changing this rule
to 5 acres have? Developers or
speculators will buy up large
parcels along the waterways and
install qualifying roads so parcels
can be split up into 5-acres subdivi-
sion tracts and sold at huge profits
for a few people.
Is this what the people want?
Editor, I hope you agree this is
worth pursuing. This is,not a lost
cause,\ but it will be unless aware-
ness gets down to the people. The
county '\eeds to be exposed and
stopped. I hope you can help.
The 20-acre rule is a special pro-
tection that makes Hardee a special
county.
Sincerely,
Henry Kuhlman
North Miami Beach


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
The Hardee County School Board will hold its regular session
today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at the Board Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of
public interest.
Consider approval of salary schedule
Hilltop Elementary Staff Handbook
District equity update
K-12 reading plan
Adjustments to elementary school attendance zones
Approval of two new scholarships
This agenda is provided as a service of The Herald-Advocate and
the Hardee County School Board for those who may wish to plan to
attend.


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posed Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008)
millage rate and the millage rates
for its Basin Boards.
The Dist:ict adopted a fiscal year
2008 (FY2008) village rate of
0.3866 mill, which is .0354 less
than the current fiscal year. This
reduction is in accordance with the
tax reduction mandated by the
Florida Legislature. FY2008 will
run from Oct. 1, 2007. through
Sept. 30, 2008.
The FY2008 village rate has
been set equal to 97 percent of the
rolled-back rate in compliance with
House Bill IB, the tax reform legis-
lation signed into law by Gov.
Charlie Crist on June 21.
The total proposed FY2008 bud-
get for the district is $395.2 mil-
lion. The FY2007 budget is $383.3
million. The total budget includes
the General Fund, Special Revenue
Funds and Capital Projects Funds.
speciall Revenue Funds include the
Basin Boards, Surface Water
Improvement & Management
(SWIM) Program and the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) Mitigation program.
I For the owner of a $125,000
home with a $25,000 homestead
exemption, the FY2008 dis-
trictwide tax would be $38.66 a
year, or about $3.22 per month. The
]Basin Board taxes would range
from $14.84 per year in the
Manasota Basin to $37.01 per year
hi the Pinellas-Anclote River
Basin. The proposed FY2008 mill-
ige rates adopted by the Governing


Board will be used by the county
property appraisers when mailing
out Truth in Millage (TRIM)
notices to residents.
The proposed Peace River Basin
Board millage is .1827. The pro-
posed budget'is $17.8 rnilliQn.
The district's proposed FY200g
budget includes:
$111.3 million for Water
Supply and Research Development
projects and reserves. This funding
includes $8 million in state fund-
ing. Based on the long-term water
supply needs, the Governing and
Basin Boards collectively deter-
mined that they must maintain the
financial course through 2025 to
meet regional water supply and
resource development needs.
$63.5 million in cooperative
funding. The Cooperative Funding
program began in 1988 and offers a
50//50 dollar cost-share for water
resources projects approved by the
Basin Boards. This funding
includes $10 million of outside
funding from state and local
sources. Cooperative funding from
state and local sources. Coopera-
tive funding is funded by the
District's Basin Boards and is
available to local governments,
associations and individuals for
water management projects that
support the District's responsibili-
ties of water supply, flood protec-
tion, water quality and natural sys-
tems.
$11.10 million in New Water
Sources Initiative (NWSI) funding.
The NWSI funding includes $5.5
million in the General Fund, which
represents Basin Board matching


funds. This is the 14th consecutive
year of funding with Basin Board
matching funds. This funding
includes $6.2 million state funding.
The NWSI program provides a
financial incentive for local .govy- ,i..-.
ernments todevelop regional, alter;.'.
native sources of water, such as
reclaimed water or desalination.:
These alternative sources are nec-
essary to ensure a sustainable water
supply for west-central Florida.
$12.8 million for the SWIM
Program. The Florida Legislature
established SWIM in 1987, requir-
ing the state's' five water manage-
ment districts to maintain a priority
list of water bodies of regional or
statewide significance. The districts
develop plans and programs to
improve these water bodies.
Two statutorily required public
TRIM hearings on the district's
total budget will be held in
September. The first will be Sept.
11 at 5:01 p.m. at the District's
Tampa Office. The governor's
office will review and approve the
budgets of all five water manage-
ment districts before the second
and final public hearing.
The district's second and final
public TRIM hearing will be Sept.
25 at 5:01 -p.m. at the District's
Brooksville headquarters. At the
second hearing, the Governing
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final millage rates and budgets. The
public is welcome to attend any of
the Governing Board or Basin
Board meetings to provide com--
ment on the proposed budgets.


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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A woman who slapped around a
child and then warded off police
officers armed with TASERs will
now be spending the next year in
state prison.
Regina Farmer Allmon, 37, of
2218 Ridgewood Dr. N.W., Winter
Haven, has been sentenced to one
year and one day in Florida State
Prison for the multiple charges of
battery on a child by fluids, two
counts battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, resisting an officer
with violence and simple battery.
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
also revoked Allmon's previous
probation, stemming from
December of 2003, on convictions
for perjury, obtaining a Florida
identification card by fraud and
criminal use of personal identifica-
tion information.
In sentencing Allmon in Hardee
Circuit Court, Ezelle also assessed
$495 in fines and court costs.
Bowling Green Police Chief
John Scheel said Ofc. Jereme
Bridges and Cpl. Robert Ehren-
kaufer arrested Allmon on June 30
at a residence on Central Avenue.
An 11-year-old girl met Bridges
outside the house as he responded
to the call, the chief said. The offi-
cer described the child as "covered
head to toe with blood."
She told Bridges that Allmon had
hit her, and that the woman was
inside the house.
Scheel said Bridges could hear
shouting inside, and encountered a
closed bedroom door. He opened it
to find Allmon arguing with the
child's father.
Allmon slammed the door in the
officer's face, Scheel said. She
appeared intoxicated and was par-
tially clothed, he noted.
Allmon refused police requests
to dress herself, then resisted
attempts to arrest her. Scheel said
she also avoided two attempts to


subdue her with the direct-stun
mode of Bridges' TASER.
Finally, however, Bridges and
Ehrenkaufer were able to handcuff
the combatant woman and transport
her to the Hardee County Jail.
The child who has since
turned 12 told police that the
trouble began when she asked
Allmon, who had spent the night at
the house, to put on some clothes as
her 6-year-old brother was in the
house.
Allmon, the girl said, reacted
violently, standing over the seated
child and striking her in the face
and pulling her hair. She cussed the
child, saying she was "40 years
old" and was "not going to take
(expletive) from a 12-year-old,"
Scheel said.
The girl attempted to defend her-
self, at one point hitting Allmon in
the nose. Allmon bled on the child,
and "intentionally wiped blood all
over" the girl's clothing, Bridges
described.
The father told police Allmon did
not live at his residence, and that
she did not have permission to dis-
cipline his children.
Tuesday's sentencing was the
result of a plea agreement between
the State Attorney's Office and the
Public Defender's Office.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Continued scattered rains during the week of July 30 Aug. 5 aided the
growth of pasture in most areas. Rainfall ranged from less than an inch in
Jefferson County to over four inches in Suwannee and Baker counties.
MacClenny recorded over five inches while Homestead, Ft. Lauderdale,
Kenansville, Lake Alfred, and Monticello reported less than one inch for the
week-l.Most other areas received from one to three inches. Despite scattered
showers, south west Florid remained in a rainfall deficit with totals for the
year 30 percent below normal. Temperatures at the major stations averaged
nearly normal for the week.Daytime highs were in the 90s while nighttime
lows were in the 70s. Tallahassee reported at least one daytime high at 97.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut condition was rated one percent very poor, three percent poor,
forty-nine percent fair, thirty-eight percent good, and nine percent excellent.
In Suwannee County, peanut condition was reported as fair, although weeds
are causing problems for some growers. In Washington County, cotton and
peanuts are facing increased weed pressure. In Jackson County, irrigated
peanuts are progressing normally, while dry land peanuts are behind sched-
ule due to drought-induced stress. In Jefferson County, hay growth is start-
ing to pick up but afternoon showers were hindering baling. 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 and St. Lucie counties reported spots with surplus soil
moisture. Jackson, Jefferson, Calhoun, Washington, Gadsden, Hendry, and
Dade counties reported some areas with very short ,soil moisture.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week | week Year
Percent
Very short 5 5 2 8 8 9
Short 13 15 50 17 25 53
Adequate 76 75 47 69 65 o 37
Surplus 6 5 1 6 2 1
VEGETABLES
Favorable weather allowed growers to continue preparation for fall
crop planting in some central and southern Peninsula localities. In
Washington County, some late melons and collards were being harvested.
Okra harvesting remained active in Dade County.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition was mostly fair. Pasture is coming
back following recent rains. Forages in Jackson County are green, but
growth has been slow in most locations. Several cattlemen cut weedy grass
for feed. Ponds and streams in Jefferson County are dry. Growing condi-
tions for hay fields and pasture in Washington County are greatly improved
following rainfall of last week. In the northern areas, pasture condition was
mostly fair. Cattle condition ranged from fair to excellent. In the central
areas, pasture condition ranged from fair to excellent with most in fair con-
dition. In the southwest, pasture condition was very poor to excellent with
most in good condition. Soil moisture condition favoring production of crop
and livestock in Martin County improved due to the recent heavy showers.
Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair to good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This I Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 1 5
Poor 5 5 5 5
Fair 45 25 40 40
Good 45 60 45 45
Excellent 5 10 9 5
CITRUS
All citrus rQgions, experienced another week of good rainfall. On
Wednesday, August 1st, continuous rain bands crossing the State from the
west saturated many central and northern citrus areas. Some areas in the
southern region had heavy rainfalls on Thursday and recorded up to three
inches in one hour. All monitored citrus areas in the State recorded at least
an inch or more of rainfall, while isolated surrounding areas received more
than an inch. Warm, tropical air produced typical August temperatures in the
low to: mid 90s on several days. Sebring had the highest recording at 96
degrees. Growers and caretakers were busy fertilizing, spraying summer
!oils, and controlling cover crops. With the recent rains and warm weather,
well-cared-for trees look healthy. The fruit looks good and growers have a
positive outlook for the upcoming season.


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! Nutrition Notes


EATING WITHOUT
RULES
When people decide they need to
eat better, many try to adopt a rigid,
rules-based approach. They catego-
rize foods as "good" or "bad." They
resolve to eat only good foods and
none of the bad. Research, however,
%uiggc.ss that this outlook on eating
is not helpful in the long run.
Experts in nutrition and behavior
encourage people to enjoy a mix of
healthy foods without making any
foods forbidden territory.
Some studies suggest that all-or-
nothing attitudes lead to overeating
,,in what might be called a "Blown
It" syndrome. As long as someone
'.feels they are following "the rules,"
'they are well disciplined. But once
*they eat a forbidden food, they
often feel they've blown it. They
give up all the rules and eat more of
'.,these once prohibited foods.
So if there's a less-than-healthy
food you eat too often, long-term
change may be more likely if you
learn to simply reduce your con-
sumption instead of giving it up
completely.
While it might seem that stricter
diet rules would bring more suc-
cess, they often just bring more


anxiety. Studies suggest that people
with more restrictive attitudes tend
to think about food more often,
which, of course, complicates diet-
ing. They also have a tougher time
maintaining their eating "rules"
when stressful situations come
along.
Anxiety over eating a "bad" food
is unnecessary. Even a super-rich,
500-calorie desert on top of a nor-
mal diet leads to an imperceptible
gain of about two ounces. It's only
when extra treats become part of
usual eating habits that trouble
develops.
But if do you want to have a
"bad" food, there's no sense in
making a full meal of it. In fact, one
of the ways that foods with extra
calories, fat or sodium can fit into a
healthful diet is to counterbalance
them with foods low in those ingre-
dients. If you love ice cream, don't
automatically scoop out a huge por-
tion of the richest kind and load it
with whipped cream. For many
people, a little will satisfy their
craving. They can be quite happy
with a small amount because they
know they can eat it again. Others
may be just as happy with the
sweet, cool smoothness of a lower-


Ir-


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist

I


DAY OF RECKONING
The young man glanced toward his daughter and his girlfriend. And
then he focused his attention on the judge who had just sentenced him. He
had been out on bond, but now a police officer was waiting to take the
.,guilty man directly from court to jail.
With an anguished look, he could barely speak, "I, I need to take care
of some things." Without emotion the judge replied, "Today is the day of
reckoning." With a "help-save-me" look, the man lowered his head and left
'with the officer.
As I drove from court to home, I picked up a hitchhiker.
b Tim had been in court that day also. His sentencing had been delayed
because of impending heart surgery. Our rapid-fire discussion soon spilled
over into what might happen if the surgery turned tragic: "Are you ready to
go?"
Tim appeared to be in his 50s: "I need to go see Sister Maxine."
"Why's that?"
"I think she's close to God."
Tim didn't know if he was ready to go, but he wanted to take care of
spiritual business.
The Bible states, "Man is destined to die once and after that face judg-
ment." A day of reckoning.
... Tim had a bagfull of spiritual experiences. He kept pulling them ouit
,during our :- minute drive, Baptism. Vacation Bible School;-a-godly meth-
e,'r and intermittent church attendance.
Still, he was reaching for more. Facing heart surgery and the what-if
.possibility, he was also experiencing spiritual heart surgery. Tim concluded
'his life would eventually terminate with a gavel-thumping, that's-it final
judgment.
* The judge in court that day wearily looked down at a stack of paper-
.work. Looking up, he gave his final remark to the guilty man: "People are
bAever ready to go."
', I disagree. A person can be ready, confidently ready and worry free.
With Jesus, there's hope, Tim.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan who
Oldss 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-
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other foods. Don't order the bacon
burger and fries combo, if all you
really want is a regular burger.
Another place to avoid restric-
tive, all-or-nothing thinking is por-
tion size. Some people decide if
they're going to have fries, they
might as well have the super-size
portion. Yet that choice adds an
extra 350 calories and 15 to 20
grams of fat to the splurge.
Remember that the higher in calo-
ries, sugar or fat a food is, the
greater the impact portion size has.
So take a realistic look at your
portion. Today, excess has become
the norm. There's no need to limit
yourself to so skimpy a size of your
"treat" foods that you feel deprived
and overeat later. Instead, aim for
eating only as much as you truly
savor. Stop when you're not focus-
ing on the enjoyment anymore.
Many people find that when they
really pay attention to their eating,
they are happier with smaller por-
tions of their treats than they
expected.
The goal is to find the middle
ground. Accept that how we eat has
a major impact on our health. But
healthy eating doesn't mean perfect
eating.
Q: Why was the recommended
amount of potassium increased?
A: The Recommended Dietary
Allowance (RDA) for potassium
was raised to 4,700 milligrams (mg)



State


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Charges

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The state has dropped charges
against a Wauchula man accused of
lewd activity inside a local discount
store with a woman and her chil-
dren watching.
At his arraignment in Hardee
Circuit Court, the State Attorney's
Office announced it will not prose-
cute Willie Lee Grey, 36, of 618
Sally Pl. He had been charged with
the second-degree felony crime of
exhibiting lewd behavior.
The charge stemmed from a
woman's accusations that Grey per-
formed an indecent act on himself
while in the Family Dollar Store at
1024 U.S. 17 S. in Wauchula at
around 1 in the afternoon on Juthe6.
She said he exposed himself,
then engaged in a sexual act. She
said he did so in front of her and her
children.
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
Dep. Eric Thompson arrested Grey
on June 7. Grey's bond was set at
$5,000, which he posted on June 30
to gain his release while his case
rested in the court system.
Sheriffs Office spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr. said Grey had
admitted to the act at the time.
Further, he told authorities he is
on medication for this problem.
But, Harris said, Grey said he had
failed to take his medication as
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BETTY DAVIS EYES
I stood and stared at the tiny Holstein heifer and knew the second she
locked eyes with me that I was her new mother, come what may.
She was a wobbly spindly litt'. thing, and would have to gain about 50
pounds or so to be considered sci, y. Her hide was matted and dirty, and
the auction tag was still firmly affixed' to the top of her head with some
type of unforgiving glue. She also had an ear tag that identified her as num-
ber 1209, and a cough that could or could hot end up being a serious prob-
lem.
Fred went to the auction Friday night to sell pigs and came back with
this little 2-week- old calf with black and white spots and a spatter of dark
freckles across her pink fleshy nose.
"I only had to give $45 for her," he said. "I made up my mind that if
the price went over 50 bucks I would give up, but I ended up being high
bidder."
The calf listened to this exchange, flicking one ear as if insulted that
she fetched such a low price, then she let out a soft bawl and tottered around
in a circle, plainly trying to present herself in the best light possible, letting
us know that she wasn't cheap, she was a bargain .. and there's a world
of difference in the two. '
I don't think it was any great surprise to anybody when I barged in and
took over her care. In fact, I suspect that Fred was counting on just such a
thing to happen.
Being that she wasn't a planned purchase, we were hardly prepared: a
rubber-glove nipple and a wine bottle filled with whole pasteurized and
homogenized cow's milk served as her first meal. It wasn't ideal, but we
worked it out.
She has now graduated to a sturdy rubber nipple and a quart-sized bot-,
tie filled with commercial milk replacer. And while her appetite seems
healthy enough, there was one thing that concerned me.
"She doesn't nudge," I told Fred one morning. "You know what I
mean? She doesn't butt like a calf does when they're hungry and the milk
isn't coming fast enough to suit them."
"Yeah, I noticed that, too," he agreed, and this confirmation only
served to make me that much more uncomfortable. Was she going to make
it? Had she been separated for too long, or too soon, from her mother, to be
prepared to put up enough fight to justify getting attached to her?
Would I feed her and invest countless hours with her only to lose her.
have her go in the night, always having been known coldly as number
1209?
Two or three days went by and I went out every morning and every
evening, feeding her religiously. She proved right off that she was a glutton
for attention and would stand still as long as I was prepared to pet her. The
girls and I went down the road to where the ditches had been freshly mowed
and collected enough dried grass to make her a soft bed, and all the while I
fretted that it was a waste of time, because I suspected that this little calf,
for all intents and purposes, had given up.
I was not keen to name her, and fought against getting attached, until I
knew for sure. She needed to exhibit some sign that she wasn't just exist-
ing, but was determined to pull through.
Then one fine morning I went out to feed her and there it was, a clum-
sy attempt at a head butt.
"What was that?" I murmured to her. "Are you going to fight, little
girl?"
As though in answer to .my question, it came again .. an undeniably
insistent nudge that almost knocked the bottle out of my hand, and I smiled.
Maybe there is hope, I thought. Maybe it's OK to name her, but what would
the name be?


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She looked up at me then, as the level in the bottle sank dramatically,
and it came to me.
"You've got . Betty Davis eyes," I said to her, and she blinked, and
I knew she was named.
When you've got pigs named Jennifer Lopez and Lucille Ball, a heifer
named Betty Davis is not that big a stretch. I'm sure we'll shorten it to just
Betty over time, and if I have my way, one day she'll be the milk cow that
I've always wanted.
Meanwhile, she's just another warm body that needs a little tender lov-
ing care and a bottle twice a day and, frankly, that's the kind of stuff that
gets me out of bed in the mornings.


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS
Almost every morning I see him standing outside the coffee shop, star-
ing into the window at the bakery goods on the racks inside. He never looks
left or right and seldom moves. He stands in an almost catatonic state on an
busy Manhattan street.
I assume that he's homeless. His clothes are the same every day:
baggy, dirty and hanging on his thin frame. He appears to be oblivious to
the hustle and bustle going on around him buses screeching to a stop to
let out passengers, honking taxi horns and, of course, people rushing past,
focused on getting their coffee and getting to work.
He just stares into the window.
But even in New York, a city with an undeserved reputation for being
impersonal and uncaring, I see people show concern for this man every day.
Without fail, someone will go into the coffee shop, buy an extra scone or,
sweet roll and hand it to him as they walk out. He never says thanks. He
simply takes the bag, stares at it for a while and then breaks off big chunks
of the pastry and stuffs them into his mouth.
I've also noticed that he has a Good Samaritan almost every day. A
couple of times, I've walked by later then normal and I've seen someone
handing him a bag which leads me to assume that maybe a couple of
people a day will treat him. Good for them and him!
None of these people give him food with any fianfare. They gently hand
it to him, some without saying anything, others with a brief greeting. What
they do is extend a small act of kindness.
I told someone this stoiy and he said, "Well, that's nice, but wouldn't
it be better if they arranged to get him help of some kind instead of letting'
him stand there?" Sure it would, and maybe some have tried, but my point
is that people are reaching out in some small way to this man.
He needs their help; they see that and respond.
Our definition of being charitable too often focuses on the big gifts'
donated by generous philanthropists, or maybe soup kitchens set up by non-
profit groups or churches. There are lots of these wonderful and generous
people doing great things, and they deserve recognition. Hopefully, the
attention they get will inspire more people to be generous!
However, the little acts of charity, the unseen ones, also help to make
this a better world. Most of us can't make big donations, but we can give a
dollar to a person on the street, buy a roll for the man outside the bakery or
drop money in the .church.poor box. These small gifts nurture the giving
spirit in our world and show that we care about people as individuals.
The gift also doesn't have to be about money, either. We can give gifts
of kindness that might, in turn, make someone's day a little brighter.
Greeting a bus driver or security guard with "Have a good day!" seems like
a small thing, but it means we went out of our way to think about someone
else.
We all have chances each day to make this world a better place. Our
challenge is simple let's not miss an opportunity when we find it.
For a free copy of "Three Minutes To Make A Difference," write: The
Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017; or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.
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The happiness of life is made
up of minute fractions-the lit-
tle soon-forgotten charities of
a kiss or smile, a kind look, a
heartfelt compliment, and the
countless infinitesimals of plea-
surable and genial feeling.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Hardee County Education Foundation Scholarships
Class of 2007 Deadline Approaching,
Attention HHS Class of 2007 Graduates:
This letter is a reminder that September 1, 2007, is the deadline to apply for our Foundation's
scholarship money.
While you and your fellow class members were in elementary school, the Hardee County Education
Foundation sponsored a fundraising event that gives you an opportunity for some additional scholarship
money as you further your education after high school.. This money was raised by parents, community
members, and local businesses. As the Class of 2007, you are the third group of graduating seniors who will
receive the benefits from this money.
To receive the money that was raised and invested requires that you must have:
1. graduated from Hardee Senior High School with the Class of 2007,
2. attended the Hardee County School System for 8 years or more. They do not have to be in
consecutive years, and
3. now be pursuing a college, trade, or technical school education after high school.
Unfortunately, if you do not meet all three of these requirements then you will not be eligible for these
funds. After September 1, all the available money will be divided equally among the seniors who do qualify.
In an effort to process your application, complete and return the foll wing information. 'You must'
include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance, i.e. an\invoike from-your selected *
institution verifying your eligibility,
Sincerely,
Jim See
President
Hardee County Education Foundation, Inc.

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I Scholarship Application Form
IStudent Name:
,Home Mailing Address:
IStudent Social Security Number:
Telephone Number:
jName of Post Secondary Institution:
lComplete Address of Institution's Business or Financial Aid Office:
I

ITelephone Number of Financial Aid Office:
Return by mail to:
Debra Daggett, contact person
Hardee Education Foundation, Inc.
PtO. Box 1678
Wauchula, FL 33873
I or return in person to the Hardee County School Board Office
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All completed applications must be received on or before September 1. 2007
Don't forget to include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance!

All requests will be processed after September 1, 2007. Funds will be disbursed only after all eligibility is
verified.
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Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


THE POWER OF OBSERVATION
A veterinarian's patients are not able to tell us what their symptoms are
or where they hurt so we depend on the owner's observation if their animal
or pet has a problem.
It reminds me of my experience as a dairy consultant in Okeechobee: I
was always impressed with the care and the attention given to the thousands
of Holstein cows at all the dairies. However, that care is usually centered on
the back half of the cow because that is what we might consider the busi-
ness end of a milk cow.
Twice and sometimes three times a day the cows plod into a milkirig
parlor where the'feed is waiting. The udders are sanitized with a teat dip,
usually iodine, and a man, or sometimes a woman, will squirt a little milk
out of each quarter to make sure there is no dirt in the teat. This is followed
up by a post dip to sanitize the bag before the milking machine is attached.
The technology we have today includes milking machines that will
automatically drop off when the milking is finished, then each teat is
stripped and.the.bag is disinfected again. If it is relevant some of the cows
may be moved to another barn to be artificially- inseminated or perhaps
pregnancy tested.
However I always made it point to walk down the other side of the barn
and take a look at the front end of the cows. I could inspect their eyes and
catch any early cancers which are so prevalent in cattle in Florida. There are
times.when the cancers were so advanced we couldn't just use the Cyre-
surgery unit and just freeze the cancer. We would have to use a procedure
called enucleation which is-the removal of the eyeball, so I always encour-
aged all the dairy managers to look at both ends of the cows.
We depend on pet owners in small animal practice, too. Didn't know,
for instance, that a pet snake was lethargic and not eating, when I was try-
ing to hold it and examine it's throat with a tongue depressor, but when the
owner described all the symptoms we could come up with a diagnosis and
treatment.
Pet owners also often are shocked when they mention a dog's bad
breath and find it can be a symptom of heart endocarditis caused by peri-
odontal disease. Actually periodontal disease can affect the heart, kidneys
and is the No. #2 killer behind cancer in dogs and cats.
Then there are clients who know their pets so well they have observed
and diagnosed the problem and only bring their pet in to be treated. I
remember one lady who came in and said her dog had tumors all over her
stomach. I palpated the abdomen carefully and just couldn't find anything
so I suggested X-rays in case I was missing something.
She was still adamant about the tumors and proceeded to point them
out and said, "See there's one and here's one and there and there." I had to
smile and pointed out what she thought were tumors were in fact nipples,
and the dog could accommodate at least eight puppies, should the occasion
arise.
The lady leaned over the table and whispered, "You won't tell anybody,
will you?" and of course I haven't. I am telling the story, but I won't men-
tion the lady's name.


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE

AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that Michael Ardner, as agent for Chapman Estates LLC,
is requesting annexation with rezone and coriptehensive plan amendment .into the City of
Wauchula's city limits. He is requesting a Zoning Classification of R-3 (Multi-family Residential) with
a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Medium Density Residential. Both single-family resi-
dences and multi-family residences are allowed in this zone. The Zoning Maximum Density is 8 and
12 units per acre, respectively. Minimum Lot Size is 5,000 and 8,000 square feet, respectively.
Minimum Lot Width is 50 and 80 square feet, respectively. Minimum Floor Area is 720 and 450
square feet per unit, respectively. The yard setbacks are: Front 20', Side 10', Back 20' per
single-family residence and the same square footage per zoning lot for multi-family residences. The
property is'legally described as:
ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, LYING WEST 30
FEET OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVENUE, LESS THE EAST 360.89 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 679.01 FEET OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE CENTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89038'36" WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE(OF-30.00 FEET TO A-POINT-ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE-OF MARTIN
LUTHER KING JR. AVENUE, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH
00020'14" EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 643.73 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89038'02'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 360.89 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0020'14" EAST A DISTANCE OF 679.01 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF HONEYSUCKLE STREET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89038'02" WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
942.79 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 00025'21" WEST A DISTANCE OF
1322.96 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF.THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 89*38'36" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1305.62 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on Monday,
August 20, 2007 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, September 10, 2007
at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 106, Wauchula, Florida. Any
interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim
record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk i'

Proposed Annexation '
w/Rezone and
Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (



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Kathleen Welch-Wilson M.D. has been practicing Emergency and Family Medicine for ten years and obtained her
Medical Degree from The University of Maryland Medical School. She completed her residency at Bayfront Medical
Center. Dr Welch-Wilson is Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine.
Joseph Toulouse M.D. has been practicing Family Medicine for six years and obtained his Medical Degree from
The University of Iowa. He completed his residency at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Dr. Toulouse is
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Thursday, August 9,2007


Soccer Summer Starts Hardee League

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Soccer Club had a MIR
successful July camp for young-
sters of all ages. T
Coaches Anthony "Tony" Law-
Yue and Wendy Guzman combined I!
talents in working with the very
young (ages 3 to 5) to the early
teens.
The camps started July 2 for the
toddlers and progressed to a later
camp for ages 6 to 14. They met
afternoons from 4:30 to 6 at the'" '
Wauchula Armory. ".. *
Eight little ones were in the first- '
ever toddler soccer camp. Since
none had played the game before, .
teaching centered on the basic rules ,
and skills, having fun dribbling,
kicking, passing and scoring. The. .,.
hardest rule to learn was "no '."
hands." At the end of the first
week, a Saturday mini-game was .to ''
held for family and friends to see
how much they had learned and .
cheer for them. .-
There were 16 kids of all ages in
the next camp; some had never
played, some had played beginning
high school soccer. The kids Were
divided up by skill level and taught .
accordingly, some concentrating on e. -- I
the basic skills and rules. Those i 7''. -
with more advanced skills worked ....,..- .
on trapping (stopping) the ball, and : -
other defensive and offensive r_
skills. Again, there was a mini-
game at the end for everyone to
enjoy.
The Hardee Soccer Club hopes to ,.. "
introduce soccer to the youth of the .
area, get kids excited about playing 4
soccer, learn the rules and how to -
play and develop skills.
Both a recreational league for boys,
girls and adults, and a competitive -
league are being planned, if there is "
enough interest. .
For more information, call Coach "' ..- g .
Tony at cell phone 863-529-5510.


To nourish children and raise The meeting of two personali- I've always made a total effort,
them against odds is in any time, ties is like the contact of two even when the odds seemed
any place, more valuable than chemical substances: If there is entirely against me. I never quit
to fix bolts in cars or design any reaction, both are trans- trying; I never felt that I didn't
nuclear weapons. formed. have a chance to win.
-Marilyn French -Carl Jung -Arnold Palmer
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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Taught by Certified Childbirth Educator


I CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE ,
HARDEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

1 Childbirth education is a great way to prepare for labor and birth. Information is provided to help
minimize your fears and allow you to make informed decisions. Topics covered include recognizing signs of 1
labor, safe sleep practices, and recognizing the warning signs of postpartum depression.


I $25 per person for non-Healthy Start Clients ($50 for a couple)

I Next session of classes begins August 10. Limited Space Available. I


For more information contact Araceli by calling 773-4161 x179.


EDUCATION DE PART

Ensefiado por Certificado Educador de Parto


CLASSES ESTAR EN EL
DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD DE CONDADO HARDEE

La educaci6n de parto es un gran modo de prepararse para trabajo y nacimiento. La informaci6n es
proporcionada para ayudar a minimizar sus miedos y permitir que usted tome decisions informadas. Los temas
cubiertos incluyen el reconocimiento de signos de trabajo, pricticas de suefio seguras, y reconocimiento de los
signos de advertencia de la depresi6n postpartum.

25 dolares por persona si no son clients de Healthy Start
(50 dolares pare un pareja)


La siguiente sesi6on de classes comienza el 10 de agosto. Espacio Limitado!


Para mas information llame a Sra. Araceli Plata 773-4161 x 179.

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Meteor Crater in Arizona lies between the towns of Flagstaff and
Winslow. Scientists believe that a meteorite struck the Earth about
50,000 years ago and dug a hole about 4,150 feet across and 570 feet
deep.


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Notice
Modified Phase II Severe Water Shortage
(Special restrictions remain in effect through September 30, 2007)


The Southwest Florida Water (
Management District (District) /
regularly monitors groundwater
levels, river flows and other drought ,;-
indicators in accordance with its
Water Shortage Plan (Chapter 40D-21,
Florida Administrative Code). Despite
recent rain, many of these drought indicate:
are still abnormally low in the sixteen count
served by the District.


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What does this mean to me? -
" Lawn and landscape watering ,! ., ,oo o
remains limited to a once-per-week E C / K
schedule.
* If your city or county already has a
special once-per-week schedule in .P
r r 11 *- ^i ""''" effect, continue following it; otherwise ' [
refer to the schedule shown below. .,. ---
* Unless your city or county has stricter ES. T
hours in effect, you may only water before s L
8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. on your allowable -
S CHARLO T.
watering day.
* These restrictions apply to the use of water from
public and private water utilities, wells and surface water sources (ponds,
rivers, etc.).
* Handwatering or microirrigation of non-lawn landscape is allowed on an
as-needed basis.
* Restrictions for other types of water use also apply.

Addresses with "house numbers"... May only water on...


ending in 0 or 1
ending in 2 or 3
ending in 4 or 5
ending in 6 or 7
ending in 8 or 9*


A N DS


Monday


Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday


* and locations without a discernible address, such as medians and common areas


This notice is only a summary of the First
Modification to Water Shortage Order SWF 07-02.
For more information, please visit the District's web
site (WaterMatters.org) or Call 1-800-848-0499 or
1-800-423-1476, ext. 4498,
during normal business hours.


Southwest Florida
Water Management District

WATERMATTERS'ORG 1-800-423-1476


This information will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please contact the Communications
Department at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4757; TDD only at 1-800-231-6103 (FL only).
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Hardee


Living


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
LET'S LIVE OUR LIVES NOW!
You must fine the Christ of the Bible right where you are now!
Not when you get older, more mature, more spiritual.
Right now in the midst of your feelings of not-being-ready.
Right now in the midst of unfair and frustrating situations with callous
husbands and frivolous wives, spoiled children, demanding employers, not
enough money, poor health, unanswered questions, a car that keeps break-
ing down, a bad habit you can't shake, friends who do not appreciate you,
relatives who don't care, a church stuck in tradition, a God we say we
believe but who seems a million miles away.
Right here and now! The most unlikely time and place. And yet,. it the
only time and place anyone can meet Jesus! The past is gone. You can't
change that. The future is still to come. You can't live there either.
This moment is all you have! Life Himself waits for you in the present
moment. Let's not miss this rendezvous! Let's run to Him, fall on our faces,
repent of being so late and enter into eternity! Not physically die but, by
embracing the Saviour in faith, find that He is gloriously available on both
sides of the grave!
He doesn't say, "Are you ready?" He says, "Come unto me. Come as
you are. Drop everything. Come!"
Here's how to live without stress: Just do each moment what you'
believe He wants you to do and let the rest go!"
When should we start practicing this?
How about now?


COURTESY PHOTO
'Wade Cassels & Janna Green

Janna Green & Wade

Cassels Are Engaged


: Billy and Debbie Green of
'Dunedin and formerly of Wauchula
;announce the engagement of their
.daughter, Janna Green of Lakeland,
,to Wade Cassels, the son of Paul
and Judy Cassels of Lakeland.
The bride-elect is a 2002 gradu-
:qte of Southeastern University. She


is currently employed at The Mims
Group LLC in Lakeland.
The prospective groom is a 2001
graduate of Florida Southern
College. He is employed by Publix
Super Markets.
The couple are planning a,
January 2008 wedding in Lakeland.


Jeremiah 33:3

Registration Now Open

for Spanish Classes
in Wauchula
Small groups Special price'
for businesses Professional
curriculum Certified teachers
Classes starting soon!

For more information

Call 786-218-5250
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Back To School Sale!


20% OFF

all Camo Clothing
August 7 thru August 17


Gospel Ship Ministries
Pastor Ervin Bodiford
Holding Sunday morning services
at the Woman's Club in Wauchula
^ Corner of N. 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
11:00 a.m.
Anointed Preaching & Singing
Lunch will be served after service.
Family, Friends & Visitors Welcome
S "Don't be afraid,
S,,you are not on the
boat alone, Jesus
is with you!"
For more
\ information call
*,- (863) 448-7039


Ona Baptist Church is pleased
to welcome its new pastor, the Rev.
Weyman Darley. Services are Sun-
day School at 10 a.m. and Sunday
morning worship at 11. Wednesday
prayer meeting is at 7 p.m.
Brother Darley and the congrega-
tion would like to invite anyone
without a church home to worship
with them. The church is at 131
Bear Lane, the next road to the left
past the post office.
Genius is nothing but a great
aptitude for patience.
The oldest tree species is the
160-million-year-old maidenhair
tree, which has been grown in
SJapan since 1100.

Bringing up a family should be
an adventure, not an anxious
discipline in which everybody
is constantly graded for
performance.
-Milton R. Saperstein



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Look

Who's 50!


Cynthia Sellers
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Wordy


COURTESY PHOTO
Jeremy Spencer & Kayla Roper

Kayla Roper & Jeremy

Spencer Are Engaged


ONE PINK, ONE BLUE
Mr. and Mrs. George Ray Harvey
Jr., Wauchula, twins, Jake Wayne
and Layla Grace, born May 16,
2007, at Florida Hospital-Sebring.
Jake Wayne weighed seven pounds
one ounce and Layla Grace
weighed six pounds eight ounces.
Mrs. Harvey is the former Brandi
VanSickle. Maternal grandparents
are Paul and Sabrena VanSickle of
Wauchula. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Garland and Carolyn
VanSickle of Wauchula, and Jim
and Patsy Gibson of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are George
Harvey Sr. of Bowling Green and
the late Norma Jean Whidden. The
paternal great-grandparents are
Voncille Hand of Bowling Green
:and the late Larry Harvey, and
Nellie Joiner Glass of Wauchula
and the late John Hampton
Whidden.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.

Jeannies
www.WauchulaWeddings.com
Let me give
your event the
attention it
deserves!
Jeannie Gilliard
1059 Lockmiller Rd.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Home (863) 735-2227
Cell (863) 781-2146
leave a message
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Wednesday, August 1I
Thursday, Auoust 115
Friday, August 17

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Reg. $1200
Photo ID Required
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375-3750
128 E. Main St.
Bowling Green, FL
(North Hwy 17., turn right at first red light.)
Tues. Fri. 9:30 7:00
Sat. 9:30 5:00
Sun. Appointments Avail.
(Norte Carretera 17.,
double a la derecha en la luz)
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Scott and Lavetta Roper of
Robbinsville, N.C., announce the
engagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Kayla
Elisabeth Roper, to Jeremy Scott
Spencer, the son of David and Joy
Spencer of Zolfo Springs.
The bride-elect resides in
Robbinsville and is formerly of
Wauchula. She is a 2003 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School and
a 2007 graduate of Asheville/Bun-
combe Technical Institution


College in the field of dentistry.
The prospective groom resides in
Robbinsville and is formerly of
Zolfo Springs. He is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School
and is currently employed as a
deputy with the Graham County
Sheriffs Office.
Plans are being finalized for a
Saturday, Sept. 8, wedding at Lone
Oak Baptist Church in Robbins-
ville, N.C.


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


Thank You
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a
chair. Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so we
saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind
words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you weren't
there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you
did to console the heart, we thank you so much,
whatever the part.


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IM Thank You A%
The fa/umitl o Grace Parker Davis would like to a
S lthanlk evrnrone who comforted us during the loss
S i.o ol/nr loved one. We were overwhelmed with
Yu 1viinu m i ac,'ts of love and kindness. Thank you so
nuch for the abundance of food, flowers, phone calls
a i cais, tbut mostly we thank you for just -
.t'l/ tht'e' Y' friendship is priceless. 4
Bun Davi76
The Parker Fanmil,
e2 her ,wneroui'w nieces and nephews 'd4





J Ona Baptist Church
1 welcomes their new pastor, .
Rev. Weyman Darley

Bro. Darley and the members of Ona (
Baptist Church would like to invite )
anyone without a home church to
come and worship with them. I
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We are located at 131 Bear Lane, Ona
the next road to the left past the Post Office.

Sunday School............................... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship..............11:00 A.M.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting......7:00 PM.
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The Family of Bertha Hagans


The Camo Corner

773-0077


Paul R. Davis, Owner


112 W. Orange St. Wauchula
camoandlawgear.com


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August 9, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3B


HELPING KIDS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Micah Hendrickson spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 24, about Kids Hope
United, a private not-for-profit agency that helps protect children and strengthen families. The
agency is contracted by the state to provide protective services. Hendrickson said the agency
serves 250 children in Hardee County and 15,000 nationwide. "A lot of parents are ignorant of
how to raise children. There is a huge drug problem in Hardee County. Many homes with drugs
have children. We also offer adoption and foster parent training," he said. More local foster par-
ents are needed. Hendrickson, who works out of the former Department of Children and Families
office in Wauchula, quoted Zig Ziglar, "You can use faith, hope and charity to raise a positive child
in a negative world" From left are club President Donnie Canary, Hendrickson and Steven
Southwell.


MIGUEL A. IRIBAR
Army National Guard Pvt.
Miguel A. Iribar has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The son of Rosa Iribar of Fish
Branch Road, Zolfo Springs, the
private is a 2003 r,-aduate of the
DeSoto Opportunity School.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and core
values and physical education.
He also received instruction and
practice in basic combat skills, mil-
itary weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and cere-
mony, marching, rifle marksman-
ship and armed and unarmed com-
bat.
Other training included map
reading, field tactics, military cour-
tesy, the military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches and
field training exercises.
SCOTT E. DEESE
Army National Guard Spec. Scott
E. Deese has been mobilized and
activated for a future deployment to
an undisclosed overseas location in
support of Operation Iraqi Free-
dom.
The son of Scott and Glenda A.
Deese of SR 64 W., Ona, he is h
2004 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School.
He is an infantryman normally
assigned to the 1st Battalion, 175th
Infantry, Fort Dix, Trenton, N. J.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the
official name given to military
operations involving members of
the U. S. armed forces and coalition
forces participating in efforts to free
and secure Iraq.
Mission objectives focus on force
protection, peacekeeping, stabiliza-
tion, security and counter-insur-
gency operations asthe Iraqi transi-
tional governing bodies assume full
sovereign powers to govern the
peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the
U. S. military and multinational
forces also are assisting in rebuild-
ing Iraq's economic and govern-
mental infrastructure, and training
and preparing Iraqi military and
security forces to assume full
authority and responsibility in
defending and preserving Iraq's
sovereignty and independence as a
democracy.
The future depends on what we
do in the present.


Acaordivg to the aption eunder.a picture
on the froKt of the C setioKn
of the WaahiuLa HeraLd-Advocate,
a week o that goes for -f 6 entts,,
KKak.tes is a YoUO imatee chimpatzee
with cerebrat patsj.
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in --ardee Countt but he was photographed
there iK blace aKd white bj Travis seawrtght
staff Photographer. The aptioKn wentions
that because of his ilttess, Ki/ueles
gets love auKd attetioK, front staff
ana other primates. we see onlj
the back of a womakV kKeelidK, leavi4
towards &Kiktles with respect, white
he uses his fingers either to explaiK
wh he has beeK, work ng i Iteorated
ti.e-based media aKd progressiKng
through a aollage seKsibility, or
to acout for the banaKas
he's sKiathed since breakfast.




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

Human beings normally have 26 chromosomes; a goldfish, on the
other hand, has 94.

IEarn A Gold Star!
SCHOOL NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee CoUnty Superintendent of Schools Dennis Jones spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on
June 20. He said the school system has 740 employees and that the final payment of $1.4 million
will be paid on the new K-8 school this month. The $41 million school then will be paid for. The
next major school project will be Bowling Green Elementary, and a definite plan will be prepared
by January 2008. Options for BGE include a $25 million two-story school on campus. Jones said
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores were delayed due to a state error. He said the
2006 scores were higher than in 2005, and the 2007 scores were lower. It was discovered the
2006 test was easier than in 2005, and it might have been because 2006 was an election year.
Jones said for the 2008-09 school year, first-grade classes can have only 18 students. "If a 19th
student comes in during the migrant season you need a new classroom, teacher and money."
Hardee is challenged in K-3 grades due to some low socio-economic areas. "You cannot prove
that education improves in the upper grades with smaller class sizes," In photo are club
President Troy Brant, Jones and Sue Birge.



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This Saturday, Aug. 11th

at 11AM

The Garden Center Presents:

Landscape 101
An informative How To Clinic




Bring Your
imagination and
questions and
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receive 20% OFF R eg ser,;o.,
sour plant purchase! sndsofSa
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S9 am -3 pm Garden Center

863-773-4450

AUSTIN GROWERS, INC. 1329 US Highway 17 N.,Wauchula
LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION
CONTRACTORS soc8:9c


Wauchula Elementary school

would like to thank the following businesses and families that
contributed to our playground project:

$2500 Gold 5ponsors:


Midflorida Federal

Credit Union

Suncoast Schools

Federal Credit


Mosaic

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$1000 silver S5ponsors:
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Khaldon & Tagreed D

Ottallah

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Supermarket


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)uck & Susan

Smith


Wal-Mart
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$500 Bronze sponsors:


Kemen's Auto Parts, Inc.

Bumper to Bumper

Dan & Linda


Smith


Rotary Club of

Hardee County

Veg-King

Florida, Ir


of

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Vision Ace
Hardware

Friends of Wauchuta Elementary:
Bay Laundry &,Cleaners, EMBR Construction and Development,
Farm Credit of Southwest FI., Florida Hospital, Scott Har(castle State Farm,
Pet Care Center, Candace Sylvia Preston, and
David Singletary Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. 8:9-23c


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Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
IS $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
Behavior Admin. Asst.- Must be proficient in Excel. Duties
include data entry, creating graphs and spreadsheets. Other
duties include purchasing & distributing re-enforcers for Clients.
Must be able to manage time efficiently. Strong organizational
skills are a must.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend shifts
available. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers-1 position is available on the
Adult Intensie Campus. Qualifications, are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.

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


L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2007/2008 sea-
son and beyond. Contact Mark
Manuel @ 781-0384. 6:28tfc


2004 F150 LARIAT, leather, 22"
wheels, 60,000 miles, $17,000 cash.
781-1062. 8:9c
KIA SEPHIA, 50,000 miles, $2,200
cash. 773-0881. 8:9c


2001 DODGE INTREPID, excellent
condition, $3,800. 773-2167, 781-
7198. 8:9p
1986 FORD F250, 4-wheel drive, one
ton rear axle, diesel, towing package,
many extras, one owner, $3,900 OBO.
773-3349. 8:9p
'91 TROOPER, loaded, needs work,
$800. 735-0063 or 245-6474. 8:9p
1989 FORD F350, diesel, dually, 5-
speed, steel flatbed, 863-781-3227,
$2,000 OBO. 8:9p


HECTOR'S
Fill Dirt Pebble Rock Shell Sand
Dump Truck Service Driveways
m.--a House Pads- And More!


Cell: 863-781-3000
D.C. 158*31*45423
Fax: 863-773-0902
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MULE
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Drive'
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard


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


mp Grinding
- Delivery Available


Mond j IMay 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
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SGILLIARD V

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
clB:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula area
group homes. Individuals must be: 18 yr.s 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.
EOE/M/F/HIV c76tc
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TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery )'
Aerial Bucket Trucks IWood Chipper
Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing -
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
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IKFIIER WIII.IAMSa
R E 'A L ,:T Y


Mikey Colding Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (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 Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage,
8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details,
1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula.
9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs.
Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green.
30+ ac. Reduced can be divided, $10,000/ac. Ollie Roberts Rd.,
Paynes Creek frontage.
9 ac. Foliage nursery, Hwy 66 E., Zolfo Springs. Price Reduced.
9800 SF Commercial Warehouse w/1600 SF of office space,,Sebring.
Call Dane at (863) 381-2769 for more details. cl8:
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2000 MERCURY COUGAR, $3,000
cash. 773-0881. 8:9c
2000 FORD TAURUS, $3,000 firm. 781-
1062. 8:9c
2003 KIA RIO, 19,000 original miles,
one owner, excellent condition, $6,800
OBO. 781-9083. 8:2-30p
'99 FORD MUSTANG, $4,500, excel-
lent condition; '90 Dodge pick-up,
$1,500; set of tires, 265-R70-17
Goodyear RTS, $300; 2002 Honda
Shadow Spirit, pearl white, 750,
$4,000; 1986 Pontiac Bonneville, cold
air, $1,500. 773-9054. 8:2-9p
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


2002 BASS TRACKER 185 Pro Series,
46 lb. trolling motor, 75 HP
Tracker/Mercury, galvanized trailer, on
board battery charger, $9,500. 375-
2992. 8:9p
'87 SYLVAN PONTOON BOAT, 24'
w/double-axle trailer, 227-1833, 90 hp
Evinrude motor, $4,000. 8:2-9p



52x46 23 DEEP PROJECTION TV
works good, $400; teak dining table, 6
chairs, 2 extensions, $200; marble
coffee table, metal legs, $50; blue
rocker recliner, $50; wood futon,
cushion, $100.735-1017. 8:9-16p


SCarl's Recycling


will be CLOSED

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




Call 767-0400 between 8-12 or 1-5 U
weekdays for more information. ?










Commercial Property zoned C-10 behind Peace Valley Motel. 3 apt unit
needs completion. $60,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only $59,900 reduced $46,900.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage. Main
building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly Bills Meat
Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2.10 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.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.


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


Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! 127 acres! Call for 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!


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.
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.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


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
throughout 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.
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


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


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


NATIONAL COMPANY SEEKING dri-
ver, Class B CDL, with air brakes,
Hazmat, computer experience
desired, benefits, 401K. Apply in per-
son at ProSource One, 804 S. 6th
Ave., Wauchula. 8:9-16c
HAIR STYLIST needed. Guille's Place
773-6531, 781-1820, booth rent.
8:2-9p


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


1jM Top Notch Mobile Service, Inc.
WE COME TO YOU"
2676 Chancey Road, Bowling Green, FL 33834
Office: (863) 773-6214 Cell: (863) 832-1923


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


Ed Mueller
Owner/Operator
Licensed Insurance Agent
Life, Health Annuties
Lic. #P020840
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Open House
4525 County Road 665
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 12:00 4:00









4BR 2 1/2B 2005 Palm Harbor MH 2280 sq. ft.
with open layout & vaulted ceilings. Sits on 10+ ac.
with 24x36 pole barn/workshop $289,000
Topsy See Real Estate
., 773-5994 8:9c


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
77D3-5994 .

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. $299,000 $289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000 $85,000.
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. $170,000. $164,900.
2 BR/1Bth completely remodeled. New central A/H unit electric and plumb-
ing. tr90 .,i :RoA .-T.ts Ft NE ~N > N9 educed
$92,900.
Topsy See, Broker
0 Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cle:9c


PLANT MAINTENANCE LEADMAN
with experience in electrical, hy-
draulic & diesel mechanics. Full-time
with benefits. 941-776-1211. 8:9-16c
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
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


2003 C/B HOME, C/HA, 4 BR/2B,
screened-in back porch, 27x10 shed,
fenced-in backyard, Bowling Green,
nice area. Call for appt. 245-6802.
8:9-16p
4 BR/2 BA, 2 car garage, Wauchula.
786-218-5250. 8:9p
HOME IN KNOLLWOOD, 3/2/2, priva-
cy fence, great neighbors, $195,000
OBO. 832-0760. 8:9p
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


flzalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
2. & 3 Bedroomlpts. a
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
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Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available*
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(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 d.M. 12:00 Noon


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WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE, size 12,
white, long train. 773-2259. 8:9p
JOIN US AND MAKE your own purse.
Also, quilting, sewing. 863 735-1366.
8:9-9:6p
FREE ITEMS MUST GO: couch, lawn-
mowers, dishwasher, others too many
to list. To arrange pick-up call Rich
781-2937. 8:9p
FOR SALE: NEW 15,000 watt genera-
tor, strong enough to power a whole
house, $500 below cost. See at 307 S.
8th St. Call Bill Bishop 773-6985, cell
863-899-3923. 8:9p


FREE FIREWOOD ... all you have to
do is cut it and haul it off. Recently
pruned oak trees in Wauchula have
left us with wood on the ground ..
inquire at cell 863-245-1828. 8:9nc
HUSKY GARDEN tractor, 21 HP, 46"
cut w/triple bagger. 863-735-2061.
8:2-9p
FREEZER, $100; 2 color TVs, $125 for
both; fishing gear, $100; computer
desk, $50 or everything for $250. 735-
1289. 8:2-9p
KITCHEN CABINETS (solid wood) i1
stock. Call for estimate 863-245-6954.
7:26-8:23p


.Vertical Roof (2:12), Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
S I1 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*M
$20,295

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20 Ac. PopAsh $17,500.00 per ac. 24.28 Ac Golden Oaks $10,500 per. ac.
20 acres, Oak trees, Homesites, Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per ac.
67 Ac Can be broken down. PEACE RIVER ACCESS $15,000 per ac.
1 & 2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. Call for info.
7 1/2 acre Hwy 17 frontage near college. Call for info.


BIRGE TRAVEL ON LINE
Sue Birge
Cruises, Travel of any kind.
Call me or check out
my website
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Or call me for assistance at 863-781-3536


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And possibly earn
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FOR THE BEST DEALS IN TOWN ALL YEAR AROUND
U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4441


2003 Ford Taurus
76,000 org. miles
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2000 Ford Windstar 2001 MitsuDisnri Ecli
59,000 org. miles 93,000 org. miles
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No Interest or Finance Charges
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75,000 org. miles
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Towing Service
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Classifieds


TIRED OF BEING PAID LESS THAN
YOU'RE WORTH? Whether you are
retired, jobless or just want to make
extra money. Double, triple or quadru-
ple your income. 863-873-4467.
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
WE HAVE CENTRAL A/H units. 767-'
8822 or 773-6414. 6:28tfc


Office 863-773-4779


2005 2/2 MH, nicely landscaped lot,
large deck, $65,000 or best offer,
Zolfo. 863-381-4902. 7:19-8:23p
89 Madrid, 14x66, 2BR/2 Bth, metal
roof, good condition, must be moved,
must go! First $3,000. 863-773-5988.
8:9-16p


FREE KITTEN Male, charcoal gray,
very gentle and loving. 375-4213.
8:9nc


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthlypayments Competitive Rates Not BuyHere-PayHere
Established Credit Late ModeCars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.





Lonestar
Constr-uLction Corp.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Fax 863-773-9865


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|Wauchula, FL 33873 '
S Office: (863) 773-9902 !

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

Rent starts at $454 per month
2 New apartment homes for active families ,
2BaStop in and see us. a pm

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WE NEED GOOD homes for several
loveable and healthy pets. There are 2
cats and 2 dogs. Please call All
Creatures Animal Hospital. 773-9215
or come by. 8:9-16c
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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COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE by
owner. 1/2 ac. zoned C-2, 1/2 block off
Hwy. 17 S., 11'x20' metal Smithbilt
office w/ A/C & 1/2 bath; 8'x10' stor-
age bldg.; new 6' heavy duty galva-
nized security fence & gates,
$125,000. 863-899-1714. 8:9tfc
10 ACRES ON VANDOLAH Road, will
divide. Call 863-773-6424 or 863-773-
0248. 7:12-8:9p


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FOR SALE: 1972 Holiday Rambler, 26
ft., $1,500. 863-558-3216. 8:9p
1973 ARGOSY CAMPER, fully
equipped, sleeps 4-6, $1,800 OBO.
773-2167, 781.7198. 8:9p
32 1/2' FLEETWOOD fifth wheel,
loaded, great park model, $9,500.
735-0063 or 245-6474. 8:9p


EiE I 1SE 1M.RES!
"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"

We repair most American cars
Bo Espino Full time mechanic Mike Adcox,
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured! Auto Technician
Reg #MV-40625


- This business is FOR SALEJ
Call 375-4440 for details.

5105 N. Hwy1M7',.6lw BowM:lingGeen 37w5-4461
OP enM3oE *n.fo :00e-5:00


It takes great wit and interest
and energy to be happy. The
pursuit of happiness is a great
activity. One must be open and
alive. It is the greatest feat man
has to accomplish.
-Robert Henri


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173
onna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
essica Smith, Associate 781-1186 / 'w
ichard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
an... rC.ftf A^ .... 0R,^ ,'Aqnn Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SWEETWATER ROAD 55.5 Acres with income produc- NEW LISTING!!! NEED MORE ROOM?
ing nursery. 6" well and 1800+ frontage on Sweetwater Come take a look at this 3/2 with an Office and
Road. $832,500. Gameroom. This home features a large kitchen and
33 Acres high and dry located on Nursery Road with inside utility room For $154,900.
frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home with Pool. FULLY FURNISHED!!!
Irrigation with 6" well in place for a nursery. $579,000. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005 Furnished MH with Front &
Back Screened Porches, Storage Shed & Carport.
READY TO MOVE IN!!! Located in very nice neighbor- Only $89,900.
hood. 1,856 total square footage, and 2-car garage.
This is a very spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, large util- BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
ity room includes washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with
Also has well with irrigation system. Corner of Harvey 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded appliances with

| POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING COMMERCIAL LOT -64x65. Located on Townsend
POSSIIIBLseduced O F NCI DSt.E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses or St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
recreational purposes. Great place to relocate your EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
mobile home and family! Owner motivated to sell! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located in
Make an offer. Asking $69,500. Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with cus-
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500 tom quality workmanship. Includes fireplace, personal
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect site for clothes valet, outside showers, large custom work-
your Dream home. Located on CR 665 near Solomon's shop and more. $289,000.
Castle on a corner tract. Owner says "Sell It!!! NEW LISTINGS
OWNER MUST SELL, WIDE OPEN SPACE This 4/2 with double carport has many extras including
a Large Den/Game Room and two wood burning fire-
MOWED, CLEARED, FENCED 5.32 acres with LIKE NEW places. Asking $209,000.
3/2 2005 modular home, nice location for horses, chil-
dren and summer play. Located on Appaloosa Lane. PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE. This 6.15 acres of land is
Call for directions. Only $205,000. located on beautiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or
build your own vacation home. May not last long at list
WANTED!! WANTED!! price of $125,000.
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB Home. Buyer ready to Close. QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel is locat-
Call Donna #781-3627. ed near Peace River and offers a quiet and restful set-
AFFORDABLE!!! ting to camp or build your home. $100,000.
This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Concrete Block Home with NEED MORE ROOM??? This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home
fenced Backyard. Also includes washer, dryer, stove is Located in Riverview and has new Carpet, Fresh
and refrigerator. Furniture optional!!! ONLY $135,000 Paint, and New Roof. Only $179,900.

FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

MOBILE HOME PARK. 34 Lots Great Investment!!! ONLY $540,000.
JUST REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 3/2 2005 Mobile Home that sits on .75 Acres. Price Reduced
to $88,500.
OWNER SAYS SELL IT FAST!! This 3 Bedroom 1 Bath located on Palmetto Ave. in Bowling Green.
Owner Moving. Reduced, Reduced, Reduced!!! Only $50,000.
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REALTY INC. T
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! $327,000'
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with possible
option to purchase more acreage; M/H used as office;
shop large enough for semi-tractor; located in indus-
trial park Bowling Green. $165,000
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/1Bth, central
A/C, carpet and tile floors, fenced yard with outside
storage shed. $55,000
HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2 horse
barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth, brick home;
3195 square feet, central vac, fireplace, Jacuzzi, beau-
tiful in-ground pool and many more amenities. Call
today for details!
Peaceful 20 acres with 3B/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


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TRAVEL TRAILER, new tires, a/-7
$2,500 OBO. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 7:26-8:23p
1978 30' HOLIDAY RAMBLER,
$2,500. 767-8822. 6:21tfc


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WAREHOUSES,
ENT sizes. Jack
773-6448.


SEVERAL DIFFER-
Ullrich Warehouses.
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HOUSES & APARTMENTS. 773-6667.
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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


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
T Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas l726-8:30c
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Bus. (863) 773-0007 0 ?
Fax: (863) 773-0038 .


Charlotte Terrell
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/lBth CB/Stucco home; newly updated kitchen;
property is fenced and cross fenced ready for your
horses or other livestock; in the country but close to
town. $229,900
COUNTRY LIVING just outside of town! 5 acres
fenced and cross fenced and 4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square
feet; built in 1998; large pole barn. $160,000
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 towp; 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


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


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


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL A-AMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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Positions available for
Y Achievers/Teen House Monitor
After School Group Leader
Ideal candidate bilingual.
Position includes free YMCA membership.
For more details, please apply in person at
The Hardee County Family YMCA
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Help Wanted
Customer Service/Utility Clerk needed for the Town of
Zolfo Springs. Applicants must be computer literate, able to
take utility payments, handle complaints, work orders, have
good typing skills, excellent written and oral communication
skills, general bookkeeping ability, and must be reliable and
dependable. Applications may be picked up at the Town
Clerk's Office at Town Hall, 3210 US Highway 17 South,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, during regular office hours
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Job will
remain open until August 15, 2007. EOE/DFWP
George Neel, Mayor
Attest: Linda Roberson
Interim Town Clerk
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220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


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Jesse Sambrano


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Inexpensive Living outside city limits but close in -
city water- 3BR MH with appliances included.
Some furnishings also go with sale. $78,000.


A lot for your money-3BR 2BA CB
home in Knollwood fireplace -
large yard. $199,000
4BR 2BA CB home in Wauchula -
Central air and heat. Close to school,
hospital, Doctor's offices Reduced
to $179,000
Commercial Going business -
Laundromat High traffic area, big
volume, turn key operation makes
money while you are away. Warranty
on machines. $250,000.
Still one of the Best Buys on the
Market! 3BR 2BA CB home with
acreage fenced landscaped -
many extras. $275,000


New home in Bowling Green -
Now being completed Take a
tour.
Bowling Green 8 lots with lots of
shade. 3BR 2BA CB home.
Reduced to $129,000
3BR 2.5BA home with over 2,600
sq. ft. under roof. One acre in
Golfview. $245,000
We have land for sale.
In Zolfo 3BR CB home with
central air & heat sale includes
stove, refrigerator, washer and
dryer. $135,000


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


OPPORTUNITY


Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mishoe
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) 781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-3734
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COUNTRY LIVING, 5 acre, Oak
Hammock, Zolfo Springs, 2005 MH, 3
BR, very nice, mostly furnished, non-
smoking, $600 month plus security.
772-530-7047 or 772-336-4411. 8:9p
DUPLEX APT. for rent in Wauchula,
very nice, no pets, non-smoker,
$600/month, 1st mon. and deposit.
863-781-3570. 8:9-16c
4 BR/ 2 BA HOUSE, 2 car garage,
Wauchula. 786-218-5250. 8:9p
TWO BEDROOM HOUSE, air, one mile
from Wauchula, water, sewage,
garbage included. $650 monthly/$650
security. No pets. 863-773-3268. 8:9p


-HOUSES, APTS., TRAILERS, 9 loca-
tions, $125/wk. up. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p
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


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


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


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417 CR 665 Ona, FL /.
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
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stores, warehousing, salvage yards,
restaurants, salons. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p
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
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
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6065. 11:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


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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.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 1'0
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs%
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd,;,,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape',
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdh'


The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man an.
a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be
there to keep the man from touching the equipment.




Wellness Coordinator/Program Coordinator'
To manage the Youth and Adult Sports programs at the
Hardee County branch. Full-time with benefits.
Free Y membership.
Apply online at:
www.sarasota-ymca.org
EOE/Drug Free Workplace 18:9c.,



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REALTORS
JOE L. DAVI
JOE L. DAVIS,


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Monica Reas
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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 invest-
ment property! $90,000!
OWNERS MOTIVATED! Com-
pletely remodeled, 3BR/1BA frame
home. N 9th Ave in Wauchula.
$119,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs pasture
& native land. Roomy 2000,
3BR/2BA MH w/1809SF living,
3855tSF total w/carport & porches.
Large shed, dog pens. NOW
$259,000!
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!
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 IIardee 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 locat-
ed on 2.5 acs w/paved rd frontage.
$280,000!
97 ac ranch in the heart of Hardee
Co! Cleared pasture, 2 barns, cat-
tlepens, fencing & ponds. Enter-
tain in the unique 5BR/5BA,
9000SF CB home. Marble fo y e r,
stone fireplace, pine paneling &
beams, garden tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
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 easement from
county rd. $172,500!


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Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs. Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
Homesites available w/some deed
restrictions. Ten 5-6 ac tracts,
Friendship area, Hardee Co.
Possible owner financing.
$125,000 each!
Near Manatee Co! 6 fenced acs

meI5- tNI tlEM '- ove-
ground swimming pool. To be sold
"As Is". Seller may consider owner
financing! $145,000!
DEVELOPMENT OR RECRE-
ATION! Beautiful pines & pas-
tureland, 170.8 acs -w/over 1/2
mile paved rd frontage. Located at
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR 64 in
Manatee Co. $3,875,000!
Price Reduced! CB 3BR/1BA,
1267SF home in Ft Meade. New
shed/workshop, fenced back-
yard, dog kennel, new kitchen cab-
inets & countertops. Now $93,000!
Investment opportunity! 20 ac
citrus grove in Villa Citrus devel-
opment. Irrigation & shared well.
320,000!
Two-story charmer, 4BR/3BA,
3000SF, central A/C, privacy
fenced backyard, & out buildings
for storage. Corner lot in Bowling
Green. $158,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5 ac
lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Peace & quiet await you in this
12 acs w/3BR/2BA, 2001 MH in
Gardner. Central A/C, 1404 SF,
split floor plan, appliances includ-
ed. $215,000!


REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 I DAVID ROYAL................78
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 ,SA.NDY LARRISON........83
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 | MIKE NICHOLSON

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DAVID'S PRESSURE WASHING, free
quotes. 773-0840 or 245-6761. 8:9p
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
I WILL DO BABYSITTING in my home
days, nights, weekends or after
school. 375-4792 or 445-0572.
7:12-8:9p
JIM'S PAINTING house and mobile
home repair, interior and exterior,
licensed and insured, free estimates.
767-9650. 7:12-8:9p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING, mowing,
discing, chopping, grove pruning.
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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous. in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
-weekly meetings. dh


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; 30 gal. hot water heaters
and 50 gal. fish tank. 8:9c
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY:
8 a.m. 5 p.m., 2nd Street SE, City
Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, Fort
Meade. 8:9p
SAT. SUN., 9-4, 8124 Madison Rd.,
Ona. Appliances, household items,
clothing, toys, collectibles, yard
items. 773-1997 for directions. 8:9p
FRI. SAT., 8-?, 1579 County Line Rd,
East BG. Moving away everything
must go. 8:9p
SATURDAY, 9-1, 409 West Bay St.
Clothes, toys, shoes. 8:9p
FRI. SAT., East Main, 6 miles. Baby
clothes, furniture, misc. 8:9p
MULTI-FAMILY Crib, stroller, baby
girls clothes, computer desk, too
much to list. 4075 E. Main, St.,
Wauchula, 1/4 miles east of
Wauchula. 8:9p
211 GEORGETOWN LOOP. Saturday.
8:9p
FRIDAY ONLY Eagle Dr. off Heard
Bridge Rd. TV, furniture, toys, col-
lectibles, clothes, shoes and more. 9-
2 p.m. 8:9p
SATURDAY 8:00 -?, 2741 W. Main, 4
miles on left. Household items,
clothes, oriental things, movies, dolls.
8:9p
BIG YARD SALE Sat., 3210 Magnolia
St., Zolfo Springs. 8:9p


BARRETT'S BUSH HOGGING

BUSH HOGGING
LOT CLEARING
FINISH GRADING

Day Ph. 863-381-3282
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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
PH: 863-773-3231 -Fax: 863-773-0959
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surround us every day.
Sally Koch

Everyone chases after happi-
ness, not noticing that happi-
ness is at their heels.
-Bertolt Brecht


Un"LppJ as
GAS SERVICEMAN
Ridge Propane Gas in Avon
Park ha.s an opening for a
install-repairman. Must be
experienced with gas. Offering
excellent pay and benefits.
Please call John at 453-3959 or
call toll free 1-877-528-2510
or email us info@upgas.com
for more details on benefits.
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Will trade our home in
Lakeland for home or land of
equal value in Wauchula,
Florida. The property for trade
is located in South Lakeland,
Scott Lake area. Lake Pointe
South Subdivision,
1103 Brighton Way. 4br/2ba,
2890 sf, George Jenkins
High School, Scott Lake
Elementary. Value $425,000.
NO real estate agents please.
Call 863-647-3560
or 863-521-5600
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf
dinette $197, 50-table and 4 chairs
$397 up, 200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cd4:20tfc


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A fourteen-year-old boy asked
his father, the president of General
Motors, for a new car.
"Come to the plant," he said,
"and I'll give you one."
Thrilled at the prospect, "Bunky"
hurried over. There was the car
waiting for him in several
thousand pieces.
"It took me a couple of months to
assemble it," he said. "But I finally
got it running."
Life becomes an exciting
adventure when you meet prob-
lems gracefully, shoulder your
burdens bravely, apply your
talents generously, enjoy God's
blessings genuinely, and trust Him
completely.

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-Warren Buffett


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Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
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USA Heavy Duty Starters
and Alternators in stock!
Cummings and Detroit
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Hydraulic hoses made
Paint mixed in house
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Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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2000 Saturn


'98 King Mazda
5 speed

2000 Kia Sephia
59,000 miles

'98 Ford Mustang


'92 Ford F150

'99 GMC Sonoma


2000 Neon


2000 Buick LeSabre


'91 Chevy S-10

'99 Kia SeDhia 74.000 actual miles


Hardee Car Co.


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Joe L. Davis, Inc., Realtors "

is proud to welcome '

J uan Delatorre "
S'0 to our office.

"' Juan is a lifetime resident of Florida and is a _
~- ^graduate of Hardee Senior High School.
", 7: He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from .-
S- 1986 to 1991, and is a Desert Storm veteran.
Juan is a proud member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge, .
- :. Masons, Rotary Club, Lions Club and the VFW. "
He has been a realtor since 1991and has completed
,- the course of Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI).
.-- Juan is married to Vicky and they have three sons. "-
- 863-773-2128

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Now Open

,fWindow Tinting

N[Car Wash

VGeneral Car Services

773-0624
132 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula
Bring in this ad and receive
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Don't wait until it's too late! Sale ends Saturday at 7pm!


Buy Of The Month


3 BR 2 BA CB Home built in 2002. 2 car garage, completely renovated.
New'appiiances, new carpet. 1,900 ft. under roof. Located at 312 Garden Drive.
Priced to sell at $129,000. Financing Available -Don't Delay Call Today.

Flores & Flores Inc., Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
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Youth Football BBQ Kickoff Saturday
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A couple of hundred Sua r l
youngsters are hard at it,' .
practicing for the 2007 ,o .
Hardee Youth Football sea- 7"
son.
Everyone can help support -"
them by sharing in the "
Kickoff Barbecue and Bake


orange cheerleaders under'' ,... ll 'l. ,
Sale on Saturday, beginning
at 10 a.m., in the Wal-Mart 4
Parking Lot. It will continue
as long as supplies last.

All funds will be used to .
purchase new equipment for
the players and stunting mats 7
Last fall the PeeWee t
Orange cheerleaders under
coach Bonnie Simpson were :
district champions and "
advanced to state to place
seventh overall.
This year, the PeeWee,
Junior PeeWee and Midget
cheerleaders all hope to win
districts at the Oct. 13 com-
petition and advance to states ]-.
on Thanksgiving weekend. -..
There are about 150 cheer-
leaders and possibly as many .
as 200 football players in the
various divisions of youth-
football. It starts with Flag
Football for ages 5-6 and
continues to Mitey Mites,
ages 7-8.fj
This year there is a new
division, Junior Peewee for40
ages. 8-11 who do not meet .4-.
the weight limits of either
Mitey Mites of PeeWees. The
PeeWee division is for boys Park. Lake Placid and, of Forrester, Amanda Justus and
ages il-i5, anyonetoo heavy course. Wildcat Stadium..All \Vickie Trammell.
for PeeWee. games are on Saturdays. oetr s erleader coordi-
Games will begin in the Youth Football is directed by, nator and Vickie Trammell is in
next few weeks. Rosters and a board. The president is charge of fund-raising. Justus is
next few weeks. Rosters and scholastic coordinator and public
a schedule of game times and Donna Porter, vice-president
a schedule of game times and relations (newspaper coverage).
locations will be available n d Se tryam Flonrda leads the nation in
Paris and secretary Jamie sJt4enf s"
shortly. Games are played at Howell. Other members of the scholastic achievement for its
several communities board are David Trammell, youth football program and
throughout the Heartland, Heather Lee. Dawn Atrkinson- Hardee Count) is proud to be
,Heather Lee. Dawn Atkinson- part of this. Youngsters must
from Frostproof and Fort Jones. Bobby Braggs. Pamr keep up their grades in order to
Meade to Sebring, Avon Davis. Lance Ho'%ell. Leslie nlav or cheer. F 1 4I N


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Our solar system is located about 30,000 light years from the cen-
ter of the galaxy.
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.


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A and conviction in the recent thefts of
Several Herald-Advocate newspaper
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*5? Wauchula and Bowling Green.

Contact the Herald-Advocate or
local law enforcement agencies.


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by
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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.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship...:..:............. 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

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

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

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

VWAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ... ..........11:30 a.m..
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service..................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP*
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service .............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................... 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group.................... 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday ........ 10:00 a.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447.
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship...............6:30 p.m. -

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday ..7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.,
Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ..11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday M orning...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ................. ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night............. ......7:30 p.m.


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your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath


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


WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.................. 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .................... 7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
-Praise & Worship..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 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.
Scrvicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ..............9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study-.:.:.:...9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service.................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 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....1 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.'

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

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


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622 :
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....:............. 7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 Eas-,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5;j5 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 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.

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
'I" & 3' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"1 & 41' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY:
.1337 Hwy.. 17 Sbith, Wauclitila;
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.............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting...........7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 1.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p:m.

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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School . . . . .. ...10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .. . . . ..11:15 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 .......... I11:00 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.i.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.
W orship ................. 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 & FT.H .........7:00 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School ... .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ...... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................. 1 1:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ............... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ......... 7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio .................. 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m.

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


The judge asked the defendant,
"Do v'o-u 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. Until you say "Yes" to Him,
you're saying "No."


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Peace.' V hen we think of Ihis word %r are reminded ,if rel.ning on ihe
beach, enjoying a beautiful garden, or holding a child on our lap. Peacefulness
is defined as moments of stillness, steeped in the beauty of God's world, shared
with those you care about.
Yet there is no definition that can fit every human experience of peace.
That's probably why the Bible speaks of the "peace of God which passes all
understanding" (Philippians 4:7).
The way to find peace, the best way, has always been to seek God. As we
turn to Him in prayer and fix our thoughts upon His truth, we know a calmness
and confidence that neither nature nor companionship alone can provide.
If you haven't already begun the quest for peace, start this week in your
place of worship.



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By Chip Ballard


MIRRORS
a mirror that lies, a mirror that lies,
that can't be me in that gorilla disguise . ."
From "This Hotel Room"
by Jimmy Buffet
In both song and story there have been many references to mirrors and
reflections.
Most of us are familiar with the term "narcissism," which is used to
denote vanity and conceit or just simple selfishness. That term comes, or
course, from the Greek myth about Narcissus, a very handsome boy whom
the nymph Echo had a crush on. But Narcissus rejected her advances and
as his punishment he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in
a pool of water, and he pined away and turned into a flower, the narcissus,
which bears his name today.
And remember in "Snow White" that nasty queen who used to say to
her magical mirror, "Looking glass on the wall, who is the fairest of us all?"
To which the mirror would reply, 'Tis you." But when Snow White turned
7, the official age a girl becomes a maiden, the mirror said, "Queen, you are
full fair, 'tis true, but Snow White fairer is than you." Remember then the
mean old queen ordered a hunter to take Snow White into the woods and
kill her and bring back her liver and lungs as proof the deed was done, but
the hunter couldn't do it and took back the organs of a young deer instead?
And then, well, you know the rest of the story.
The experiences with mirrors of the Queen and Narcissus are a long
stretch from Jimmy Buffet cringing at his unshaven hung-over reflection in
the mirror in his hotel room and John Denver lamenting in "Some Days Are
Diamonds, Some Days Are Stones": "Now the face that I see in my mir-
ror/More and more is a stranger to me/More and more I can see there's a
danger/Of becoming what I never thought I'd be."
As the caveman said, "Huh?"
Pretty heavy stuff for a Country Boy.
In his third book, "Journey to Ixtlan," Carlos Castaneda claims the old
Indian, don Juan Matis, who called himself a "sorcerer," made Castaneda
make a powerful frame for a large mirror which they held under water in a
stream in order to catch spiritual beings that don Juan called "allies," and
which, he said, could be friendly or might try to kill you.
What about the old saying, "Eyes are the mirror to the soul?" I wonder
where that came from.
The Bible says man was made in the image of God. An image is a
reflection. That troubles me a little bit because I see men doing some pret-
ty horrible things. The only way I can figure it is that although God made
man is His own image, man chose not to stay that way. When he bit into
that apple, everything changed.
All I'm saying is that throughout recorded history there have been
plenty of allusions or references to mirrors and reflections. What. does it all
mean? You got me.
The other day I was listening to some new digitally remastered (what-
ever that means) recordings of some old Lefty Frizzell's songs. One came
on called "I Never Go Around Mirrors" that moved me, so I set out to find
some of the song's history.
I learned that it was late in his career when Frizzell recorded the song
and as he listened to the playback, he cried.
Hey, I know how you felt, Lefty.
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investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
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Aug. 5, Gregory Tyrone White, 39, of 855 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with possession
of marijuana, smuggling contraband into a detention facility and driving
with knowledge of a suspended license.
Aug. 5, Kage Elton Smith, 24, of 4044 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green.
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with larceny and deal-
ing in stolen property.
Aug. 5, Everado Maldonado, 27, of 2150 Stansfield Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with robbery without a
firearm or weapon.
Aug. 5, robberies on Rigdon Road and Pine Cone Park Road and a
theft on Hardee Street were reported.

Aug. 4, a theft on SR 62 and criminal mischief on Petteway Road were
reported.:

Aug. 3, Nikki Lynn Brown, 18, of 2490 Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Kimberly Benavides and
charged with two counts DUI with property damage.
Aug. 3, Tianda Shelynn Pinkley, 18, of 709 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with larceny.
Aug. 3, Edward Charles Kilgore, 18, of 6014 Dallas McClellan Road,
Zolfo Springs, and Franklin Daniel Fox, 18, of 1482 Friendship Lane, Zolfo
Springs, were arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and each charged with
unarmed burglary of a structure or conveyance and criminal mischief/dam-
age to property.
Aug. 3, Rose Marie Cullifer, 33, of 747 Sandpiper Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support of children.
Aug. 3, residential burglaries on Clifton Bryan Road and Friendship
Lane were reported.

Aug. 2, Abram McCumber, 38, of 5018 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Aug. 2 thefts on Eagle Drive and Tom Bryan Road were reported.




Buchanan Secures $2.3 Million

For Citrus, Aquaculture Research


U.S. Congressman Vern Buchan-
an (R-FL 13) has secured federal
funding in the fiscal year 2008
"Agriculture Appropriations Act"
(H.R. 3161) for citrus and aquacul-
ture research. The agriculture fund-
ing bill being debated by the House
of Representatives July 31 includes
a total of $2.3 million sought by the
Congressman to continue research
to help ensure the viability of citrus
in the state of Florida and develop a
system to farm new species of
marine fish.
Buchanan requested and success-
fully secured $1.74 million for the
continuation of vital citrus canker,
and greening research by the
University of Florida through the
Cooperative State Research Exten-
sion and Education Service to
improve technologies for treatment
and detection, methods of move-
ment and containment, and means
to control and eliminate these dev-
astating citrus diseases.
"Citrus canker and greening are
serious plant diseases that threaten
Florida's citrus industry," said
Buchanan. "Federal funding to
research these enormous challenges
is critical to ensuring the citrus
industry remains a vital part of the
state and region's economy."
Michael W. Sparks, executive
vice president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual, the citrus industry's
largest grower .trade organization
said, "These funds will help sup-
port vital research efforts. Research
has been and will continue to'be the
single most important investment
that can be made to ensure the
future viability of Florida's signa-
ture crop. Especially when Florida
citrus is being threatened by a dis-
ease like citrus greening. Recently,
greening was confirmed in the 24th
Florida county. It's spreading and
we need to find a solution through
research."
The bill also includes $594,000
the freshman lawmaker requested
for Mote Marine Laboratory and
the University of Texas' efforts to
develop a simple, reliable, low-cost
system to farm new species of


marine fish in economical, environ-
mentally sound systems.
"Seafood imports represent the
number two trade deficit in the
country," said Buchanan. "Many
wild fisheries are beifig fished
beyond their ability to recover and
others have been closed. This
funding will help address the U.S.
trade deficit and meet consumer
needs."
Dr. Kevan Main, director of the
Mote Center for Aquaculture Re-
search and Development said, "As
fishery resources around the world
continue to decline, there is a criti-
cal need to develop sustainable fish
farming technologies. This project
will develop innovative marine fish
and filtration methods that will rev-
olutionize U.S. fish farming."
The bill will eventually be recon-
ciled with an agriculture funding
bill that has yet to pass the Senate.


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Aug. 1, criminal mischief on SR 64 East and a theft on U.S. 17 North
were reported.

July 31, James Albert Parlor, 39, of 817 Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-support of children.
July 31, Michael Shawn Albritton, 36, of 998 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with contempt of
court/violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection.
July 31, Guillermo Alvarado, 39, of 836 Allen Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on charges of two counts non-support of chil-
dren, resisting an officer without violence and five counts of felony proba-
tion violation.

July 30, a residential burglary on Lockmiller/Gilliard Farm Road and
a vehicle stolen on Dixiana Drive were reported.
WAUCHULA
Aug. 5, burglary of a conveyance on Downing Avenue was reported.

Aug. 4, Shane Dylan Shepard. 18, of 612 E. Bay St., Wauchula, and
Brian Sambrano, 19, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt.
Chris LeConte and each charged with larceny.
Aug. 4, a robbery on U.S. 17 South, and a theft on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

Aug. 2, Michael Harry Mohn, 63, of 212 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with DUI.
Aug. 2, a robbery on Craven Street was reported.

July 31, Paul Edward Simon, 31, of 309 South Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly conduct and dis-
orderly intoxication.
July 31, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

July 30, a theft on South Eighth Avenue was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 5, criminal mischief on Central Avenue was reported.

Aug. 4, Juan Francizco Orozco, 30, of 4021 Middle Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession of
cocaine.
Aug. 4, Nannette Faye Goodman, 36, of 5009 Snelling Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with resisting an
officer without violence and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

Aug. 2, a theft on West Grape Street was reported.

July 31, Daniel Dewayne Noblett, 42, of 116 Hilton Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with trespassing on
a structure or conveyance and disorderly conduct.
July 31, a residential burglary on West Jones Street and a theft on U.S.
17 North were reported.

July 30, Abram McCumber, 20, of 5018 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace on a charge of failure to appear in court.
July 30, a theft on Myrick Avenue was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Aug. 2, Victor Byron Jackson, 19, of 2955 Redbird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with larceny.

July 30, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South was reported.



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By Tony Young
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HUNTER SAFETY CLASSES
With the dog days of summer upon us, it's hard to think about hunting.
But if you're between the ages of 16 and 31 and haven't yet taken the state's
hunter safety class, now's just the time to be thinking about it.
Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast during hunting
season while people scramble to get certified. Summer months offer small-
er class sizes and make for a better opportunity for students to attend
because they often have more free time..
Everyone 16 or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the
Fish & Wildlife Commission's hunter safety requirement before they can
buy a Florida hunting license.
There is an exception, though. A law passed last year allows individ-
uals to hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 years old or
older, without having to complete the state's hunter safety certification.
It's called the "Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption," and enables
those persons to purchase a Florida hunting license and hunt on a one-year
trial basis. It's designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice
hunters about our sport, and is a great incentive for getting more people to
give hunting a try. Individuals taking advantage of this would have to pass
a hunter safety class to be eligible to hunt the following year.
If you're a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take
a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you nray hunt
under adult supervision.
You can register for a hunter safety class by going to
MyFWC.com/huntersafety'or by contacting your nearest FWC regional
office. Also, there are two versions for your convenience.
There's the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruc-
tion plus a four-hour "field day," or you can opt for taking the online or CD-
ROM version at home. But, you'll still have to sign up for the "skills day"
part.
The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a
Saturday/Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours
and offered after normal working hours. On the weekend, you'll spend
eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom.
The remainder of Sunday you'll move over to the shooting range to com-
plete your certification.
The first thing you'll learn taking the traditional class is Florida's many
hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement officer gives this introduction.
Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum.
You'll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of firearms, various
hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. You'll discover the differences
between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game ani-
mals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for
native species. In addition, you'll find out about outdoor survival tech-
niques and learn how to administer First Aid in the field. Archery and fun-
damentals of bowhunting also are taught.
In your last hour in the classroom, you'll be given a standardized test
of true and false and multiple choice questions. All you need is to score an
80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range
for the field day portion.
This part takes about four hours. During that time you'll get to shoot
clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target practice
with a .22-caliber rifle. You'll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration,
where you'll have the chance to shoot one if you'd like. All guns, bows, tar-
gets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim.
After you complete the field day, you'll be given your hunter safety
card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready
for opening day.
If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM,
you'll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test
to prepare you for the last segment the skills day.
Saturday skill days take about five hours to complete. You'll learn
much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws
and ethics, how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot and where to
take aim. Then you'll get to shoot on the range and be given the same stan-
dardized test..
Register today to take a hunter safety class 'cause the 2007-08 hunting
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Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
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By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, it is time to look at the individual conference
races starting with the Big East.
The University of South Florida will be back to try to improve on last
year's 9-4 record. Sure, that is cause for excitement but the Bulls face one
of the toughest schedules in their young history. Playing at Auburn, at
Rutgers, visiting Heinz Field to play Pitt while hosting Big East powers
West Virginia and Louisville is no cakewalk. Time will tell but the Bulls
have put their best two recruiting years back to back. USF does return 20
starters from 2006. Now, USF and Coach Leavitt must hope to get fans to
the Ray Jay. Tickets for West Virginia are selling fast and 60,000 are
expected. Louisville should be another great crowd. The Bulls-are project-
ed to be a Top 25 team and return to another bowl in 2007.
The Big East has emerged as a force in college football. West Virginia,
Louisville and Rutgers are ranked in the Top 15. The conference won all 5
bowl games last season. Television ratings released recently showed the
Big East led all others, thanks to some great Thursday night clashes
between Louisville, West Virginia and Rutgers. 2007 should see even more
popularity as the conference boasts Heisman candidates in West Virginia's
Pat White and Steve Slaton, Louisville QB Brian Brohm and Rutgers Ray
Rice.

Now, let us take a look at the teams and project the standings.
1. West Virginia Many of the pre-season polls have the
Mountaineers picked to play USC for the National Championship. The road
to the Big East Title runs through Morgantown first. WVU faces Louisville
at home and has tough road games at Rutgers, Pitt and USF. The
Mountaineers have the nations best backfield. Can they improve on the
offense? Look for more passing yards this season. The defense should see
considerable improvement in 2007, especially the secondary where experi-
ence and a Michigan transfer should make a big difference over 2006. Look
for a 12-0 regular season from WVU.
2. Louisville The Cardinals have a new coach in Steve Kragthorpe.
He does inherit a strong team with several All-Americans led by QB Brian
Brohm. The schedule is solid but to win the Big East, games at USF and
WVU back to back loom large. Look for Louisville to finish 11-1 .
3. Rutgers The Scarlet Knights were the feel good story of 2006.
Schiano turned down Miami to stay at the New Jersey school and contin-
ues to excite the Northeast with solid college football. Rutgers has Ray Rice
and many other weapons to enter 2007 and make another run for the Big
East Title plus a bowl game. 10-2 should put the Scarlet knights in a bowl.
4. South Florida The Bulls have the guns led by Big East Freshman
of the Year QB Matt Groethe. With 20 players who started in 2006, look for
USF to have another bowl year. Auburn on the road is a big test but West
Virginia and Louisville play in the friendly confines of Raymond James.
Look for no less than 8-4 from the Bulls.
5. Cincinnati Brian Kelly takes over for Mark Dantonio after lead-
ing Central Michigan to the MAC Title Game. The Bearcats, who beat
Rutgers and USF last season, return 15 starters. Kelly is installing a West
Virginia style no-huddle offense and has the weapons to make it success-
full. Dustin Garza will have to fight off Ben Mauk for the job at QB. The
top two receivers return as well as the backs. Look for UC to finish 7-5 in
2007.
6. Pitt The Panthers' Dave Wannstedt has recruited well the past
two years. Now, can he do anything with those players? After a 6-1 start in
2006, Pitt fell apart. This year doesn't look like the Panthers will rebound
either. QB Pat Bostick was the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year
last season. He could be the next Tyler Palko down the road. A few solid
players return but overall the Panthers are rebuilding. Look for Pitt to fin-
ish 4-8.
7. Syracuse Oh how the days of Jim Brown, Larry Czonka, Art
Monk and Donovan McNabb are missed in Orange Country. Maybe this
year will see the turnaround with Robinson's West Coast offense. He has his


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
That man is a fool who says to
himself, "There is no God."
Anyone who talks like that is
warped and evil and cannot
really be a good person at all.
Psalm 14:1 (TLB)
FRIDAY
The Lord looks down from heav-
en on the sons of men to see if
there are any who understand
and who seek God.
Psalm 14:2 (NIV)
SATURDAY
God, who gets invited to dinner
at Your place? How do we get
on the guest list?
Psalm 15:1 (ME)

SUNDAY
Anyone who leads a blameless
life and is truly sincere (in doing
so).
Psalm 15:2 (NCV)

MONDAY
Those who do not tell lies about
others. They do no wrong to
their neighbor and do not gos-
sip.
Psalm 15:3 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Who despises a vile man, but
honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps his oath even when it
hurts.
Psalm 15:4 (NIV)

WEDNESDAY
They do not charge interest on
money they lend, and do not
take money to hurt innocent
people. Whoever does all these
things will never by destroyed
(shaken).
Psalm 15:4 (NCV)
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
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QB in soph Andrew Robinson. In Coach Robinson's first two years, he has
went from 1-10 to 4-8. 2007 has hope. However, 4-8 would be a good year.
8. Connecticut UConn entered the I-A football with a splash win-
ning 23 games in 2002 to 2004. Then hard times. This season will see a
Juco QB take over for the Huskies. One bright spot is RB Donald Brown.
He rushed for 896 yards as a freshman. Brown was the only frosh to make
All-Big East. A 4-8 season would be what most can hope for.


Telling The Truth...
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


SELF-ESTEEM VERSUS SELF-RESPECT
We are a culture that is concerned with self-esteem. Some in our cul-
ture worry that children are growing up with too much self-esteem where-
as some are worried that children do not have enough.
Teachers learn about positive reinforcement. Children's television
shows teach children that they should love themselves and feel good about
who they are. We learn in our culture that we are to accept everyone
because everyone deserves acceptance.
Lately though, it has been stated on news broadcasts that psychologists
are worried that shows like "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Barney" have
had detrimental effects on children by providing them with too much self-
esteem. Consider this quote from an article on a respected physicians' Web
site:
"Today, most parents are familiar with if not downright
devoted to the idea that children need high self-esteem ..
Some new analyses suggest the opposite: that high self-esteem
can lead to problems, including narcissism, bullying, increased
drug and alcohol use, and more teenage sex, not less. By the
same token, low self-esteem doesn't lead to as many risky
behaviors as previously thought."
Susan Davis, "Self-Esteem: Can Kids Have Too Much?"
http://www.webmnid. corn/parenting/features.
In the world today, we are raising a generation with too. much self-
esteem and not enough of another vital virtue, self-respect.
When women can work in an establishment like Hooters or walk down
the street with little to nothing on their bodies, they might show they think
a lot of themselves, but they obviously do not respect themselves. When
men are willing to become addicted to alcohol, work or pornography, it
shows that they do not respect themselves.
Unfortunately, the ultimate result of this lack of self-respect is that peo-
ple stop looking for God.
When we have no respect for ourselves, we do not seek out the best
things in life that are available to us. We will not look for a God of love and
respect when we do not even love and respect ourselves.
So, instead of teaching your children self-esteem, teach your children
self-respect. Once children respects themselves, then they will look for
God. And it is only through God that we have any worth.
For as Scripture says, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than your-
selves" (Philippians 2:3).
We need not pointlessly think great things about ourselves. Instead,
we must humble ourselves in the presence of a great and gracious God.
Only then can we respect ourselves, a much greater virtue in human life.
I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
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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 22nd day of AUGUST, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 10'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.: 252007TD024XXXXX 7:19-8:9c


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Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Men's City League is
heading to the season's finish.
When they return from break
week Aug. 6-10, the teams will
have two regular-season nights of
play and, possibly one evening of
rainouts before beginning a double-
elimination post-season tourna-
ment.
At the end of last week's interdi-
visional play, there were no unbeat-
en teams left in the league. The
Krew, which had previously led
Division II with a perfect record,
dropped too interdivision games.
Behind The Krew in Division II are
Black List, Leisure Signs, Hampton
Electric/Paws Promotion and
Severt Strike Force.
Division I still has a tight situa-
tion at its leadership. Merrill Lynch
was idle last Tuesday, but still
maintains a statistical lead with a
10-1 record (.909), with the Mosaic
Regulators at 11-2 (.846). Behind
them are Big T., the Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. (PRECo)
Legion of Doom, Bagwell Lumber
Co. and Suburban Propane.
Both games on Field 4 last
Tuesday were close encounters. In
the opener PRECo nipped The,
Krew 7-6.
PRECo picked up its runs on
team effort, with Brian Alexy,
Darryl Henderson, Mikey Driskell,
Daniel Barnett, Bill Alexy, Peck
Harris and Calvin Brutus each
putting a run on the board.
For The Krew, it was Briant
Shumard with a pair of scores and
Cody Greene, Eric Russell and J. R.
Bass adding a run each.
Mosaic won the closer on Field 4
by a 9-7 score.
Austin Helms and Todd Rogers
each circled the bases twice for
Mosaic. Rogers homered. Todd
McKinnish, Dana Hughes, Blake
Albritton, Johnny Long and Wally
Helms each put a run on the board.
Andrew Hinojosa and Isauro
Figueroa each came around to
score twice for Leisure Signs. Rigo
Briones, Elias Ramirez and Robbie
Lee added a run each.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, the'6:45
game was a blowout, with
Suburban skipping past Severt 23-
2.
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Severt stranded several batters,
but got Michael Wetherington and
Yogi Lozano all the way to home
plate once each. Wetherington,
Lozano, Josh Klein, Ervin Bodi-
ford, Michael Johnston, Tim Darty
and Bud Plumley were all left on
base short of home plate.
In the 8:15 game on Field 3, Big
T topped Hampton 17-2.
Kellon Durrance homered and
doubled among his four hits for Big
T. He was the only four-score bat-
ter. W.T. Redding, who tripled and
doubled twice, and pickup player
Sellers each put a three-spot in the
book. Abel Hernandez and Rene
Guzman had twin scores.
Junior Baez and Ryan Roehm
were the only Hampton batters to
cross home plate. Jackson Frenot
and Mickey Bias were left on base
twice each and Eric Grace,
Francisco Prieto, Carl Brown and
0. T. Baez were stranded.
In the lone game on Field 2
Bagwell beat Black List 26-10.
Jake Ehling homered twice (one
a grand slam), tripled, doubled and
singled to hit for the cycle for
Bagwell. He and leadoff batter
Brent Gilliard, who doubled twice,
each put five runs on the board.
Harold Smith homered, doubled
and scored four times. Lamar
Gilliard had four hits and came
home three times.
George Dickey and Bryan
Pelham each homered for Black
List. Chad Knight tripled and dou-
bled and Pelham also doubled
twice. Dickey, Knight and Aaron
Nadaskay were each twin-tally bat-
ters and Keith Nadaskay, Pelham,
Brett Johnson and Calvin Bates
added a run each.
Turning to Thursday night, in the
Field 2 game, Big T doubled the
score of Leisure Signs for a 22-11
win.
Durrance homered twice and
Redding and Hernandez added a
homer each. Redding homered and
tripled and Willie Dickerson tripled
and doubled twice. Durrance and
Redding each came around to score
five times, with Dickerson and
Ches Graham adding triple tallies
and Hernandez and Guzman two
each.
For Leisure, Sam Rivera III
homered and doubled. Figueroa
tripled and Jose Gomez doubled.
Briones doubled three times. Rami-
rez, A.J. Danielson and Rivera
joined Briones in circling the bases
twice each.


On Field 3, Mosaic took the mea-
sure of The Krew for a 16-3 win in
the early game. .'
Austin Helms tripled and dou-
bled twice for Mosaic. Alan Tubbs
and West Palmer each doubled
twice and each scored three runs.
Jerry Albritton and Jason Johnson
chipped in with dual tallies.
Bass and Keith Weems each dou-
bled for The Krew. Ryan Thomas,
Jonathan Allison and Greene were
two-hit batters. Weems, Eddie
Strange and Bass came around to
cross home plate.
Bagwell picked up another win
in the late game on Field 3, down-
ing Severt 29-3.
Lamar Gilliard homered, singled
and was safe twice on errors to col-
lect seven RBIs for Bagwell. Don
Yeager also homered and added a
trio of doubles. Smith and Steve
each came home five times and
Brent Gilliard added four runs.
Yeager and Dale Roberts were
three-score batters.
For Severt, Elwood Merchant,
Bodiford and Wetherington each
doubled. Josh Johnston, Michael
Forrester and Wetherington each
scored. Merchant, Klein and Bud ,
Plumley were stranded.
Both games on Field 4 on
Thursday night were shutouts. In
the opener, PRECo downed Black
List 18-0.
Rodger Brutus homered and J.R.
Gough doubled three times for
PRECo. Scott Driskell and Harris
each tripled. Vent Crawford, Bill
Alexy, Brian Alexy, Henderson,
Brutus and Harris each scored
twice.
Black List had a half dozen bat-
ters cut down before they could get
to home plate. Robert Mushrush
was the only one to be left on base.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Merrill
Lynch downed Hampton 22-0.
Roy Rodriguez, Ruben Rivas and
-Felix Salinas all homered for
Merrill Lynch. Salinas nearly hit
for the cycle with a homer, double.
and single. Rob Torres tripled and
doubled. Francisco Rodriguez dou-
bled three times. Rivas and Torres
were the only three-score batters.
A double by Francisco Prieto and.
hits by Osles Lazarre and Brown
went for naught for Hampton, Also
stranded were Lazarre and Junior
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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
First Annual Beauty Revue At
The Royal: The first annual beauty
revue will be held at the Royal
Theatre here Monday Night, with
many girls from this and nearby
towns competing for the title of
"Miss Hardee, 1932."
Local merchants are sponsoring
the affair and 14 girls already have
entered the contest, it was
announced Tuesday. The audience
will choose the winner and the
selections will take place at 8 p.m.

Growers Here Expect Big
Strawberry Crop: The outlook for a
banner strawberry crop in Hardee
County this fall and winter is most
promising, according to officials of
the Wauchula Strawberry Growers'
Association.
It is predicted that a much larger
crop of berries will be produced this
winter than ever before. Last season
the county shipped 4,432,348 pints,
which brought local growers about
$360,000.

New State Road Here Is Nearly
Completed: Work of grading the
new state highway to extend seven
miles east of Wauchula is 75% com-
pleted, according to estimates of
those in charge of the construction.
This work is progressing under
most favorable conditions and is
expected to be finished in the next
few weeks. Contract for the paving
will probably be let this fall and
engineers estimate the paving can
be put down in about six weeks.

50 YEARS AGO
Big Road Improvement Program
Planned For Hardee County: The
Hardee Board of County Commis-
sioners Monday approved a resolu-
tion to enable the county to borrow
$2 million against its. secondary
road money income for construc-
tion of nearly two dozen road pro-
jects throughout the county.
In addition to these road improve-
ments, there is already money avail-
able to the county's credit for the
more immediate construction on
nine other road projects.

6000-Acre Ranch In Hardee-


Manatee Sold For $417,000: Sale of
a 6,000-acre ranch in Hardee and
Manatee counties for $417,000, was
announced here today by John C.
Manson, attorney for a group of
Oklahoma businessmen who pur-
chased the property.
Not included in the announced
purchased price was money paid for
800 head of cattle. Sellers were Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Davis and Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence E. Davis. About
1,500 of the acres are in Hardee
County and 4,500 are in Manatee.

Patti Perin To Wed Rudolph
Schrils: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Stewart Perin, of Wauchula, are
announcing the engagement of their
daughter, Patricia Ann, to Rudolph
Schrils, son of Mrs. Lola Schrils
and the late B.P.P. Schrils, of
Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands
Antilles.
The bride-elect graduated with
honor from Hardee County High
School where she was active in
many extra-curricular activities.
She attended Agnes Scott College
for Women in Decatur, Ga. The two
have planned a February wedding.
25 YEARS AGO
Hennig's. Appaloosa Wins
National Award: Jack Hennig, of
Zolfo Springs, returned home from
the 35th National Appaloosa Show,
held at the Kentucky Fairgrounds
and Exposition Center in Louis-
ville, Ky., from, July 9 through 11
with another National Trophy
Saddle Award.
High Sign, a 10-year-old
Appaloosa Hennig trains at his
Clifton Bryan Training Stable, took
the National Champion Appaloosa
Performance Horse Award for the
fourth consecutive year.

Moody Adams Crusade Begins
Sunday: The Moody Adams coun-
tywide crusade begins Sunday
night in the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center and ends Wednesday
night, Aug. 18. Services will begin
nightly at 7:30.
Evangelist Moody Adams will be
speaking. The front lines are where
evangelist Moody Adams has
focused his efforts in helping 9ver
270,000 make decisions for Christ.
His crusades have drawn over four
million.

Carol Anderson Owns Antique
Doll: August is International Doll


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING BONDS
TO FINANCE SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE PROGRAM
Public notice is hereby given that.the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Hardee County will conduct a Public Hearing on the
proposed issuance by the Housing Finance Authority of Lee
County, FL individually, or jointly with another FL Housing Finance
Authority (FHFA), or solely by another FHFA of single family mort-
gage revenue bonds in various series over a three year period
commencing in 2007 and ending in 2009, in an aggregate princi-
pal amount not exceeding $99,000,000 to be held at 10:00 a.m. on
September 6, 2007 at 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103,
Wauchula, FL.
Proceeds of such bond issue will be used to finance the purchase
of single family residences to be occupied primarily by first-time
homebuyers of moderate, middle or lesser income within Hardee
County or various other counties in the State of FL.
All interested parties are invited to present their comments at the
time and place set forth above.
Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decisions
made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The
needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met if the
Board is contacted at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing by
any person wishing assistance.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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Collectors month and an appropri-
ate time to share a family heirloom
with you. Agnes is a beautiful
blond with brown eyes. Despite her
height of only 14 inches, she has
survived to be 88 years old.
Carol Anderson has owned the
doll for the last five years. It origi-
nally belonged to her grandmother,
Agnes Louise Johansen, who was
born in a small town in Norway.
The doll was made in 1894 and sur-
vived a trip across the Atlantic
Ocean to America.

10 YEARS AGO
Hurricane! Could This Be
Hardee's Year?: The first two
months of the 1997 hurricane sea-
son have, been relatively calm. For
Hardee County, that is. Folks in the
Florida Panhandle suffered flood-
ing last month when Hurricane
Danny poured 25-30 inches of rain
into the area.
The more disastrous months of
the hurricane season are yet to
come, warned county Emergency
Management Director Thomrn
Wendling. Next in line are Erika,
Fabian, Grace and Henri. And,
Isabel, Juan and Kate are expected
before the season's end.

School Bells Ring: Hardee
County youngsters will trudge back
to the classroom on Monday.
Preceding them in that trek were
teachers, who began the 1997-98
academic year this Wednesday.
Once again, elementary school
pupils will start their day earlier
than students in secondary grades.
And most schools will have differ-
ent starting and ending times this
year.

Football Tickets Are On Sale:
Athletic director John Szeligo is on
the go around the community these
days, preparing for the fall sports
season. His message is simple,
"Hey, all you Wildcat fans; it's that
time again."
The football season begins with
the Aug. 29 Kickoff Classic featur-
ing Hardee at home against the St.
Petersburg-Lakewood Spartans.
There are five home varsity games
and four home junior varsity clash-
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the final night of makeup
games, Wauchula First Methodist
finished the 2007 Women's Church
Softball League season undefeated.
The women started a single-elim-
ination post-season tournament last
Thursday, with four teams left to
continue after the vacation break
next week.
The Methodists defeated archri-
val St. Michael's in the July 31
makeup game to remain unbeaten
and finish the season 12-0. The
only losses for St. Michael's were
to the Methodists, so St. Michael's
finished up at 10-2.
Behind them in the standings
were New Vision Worship Center,
First Christian, New Hope Baptist,
St. Alfonso's Chapel and Celebra-
tion-Hardee Campus.
Last Tuesday's games were
makeups for the games rained out
on July 19, the only night inclement
weather actually cancelled games.
On Field 1, in the 6:45 game, the
Methodists downed St. Michael's
16-8.
Jackie Vessels, Elene Salas,
Aimee Dellepere and Jamie Rivas
each stroked a double for the
Methodists. Shauntee Hines and
Dellepere each rounded the bases
to touch home three times. Rivas,
Salas, Debbie Gulliver and Kim
Tyson each added a pair of scores.
For St. Michael's, Sami Jo
Morgan smacked the only extra-
base hit, a double. Wanda Stettler
crossed home plate twice and
Morgan, Lori Dees, Virginia
Jackson, Glenda Eures, Jessie
Grantham and Katie Boyette each
chipped in with a run.
In the Field 1 game at 8:15, it
was New Hope claiming a 16-6 win
over Celebration.
Lori Barberee and Kim B. each
hit doubles for New Hope. Kim
and Kristin Robertson each put
triple tallies on the board. Melissa
Crider, Carrie Crews and Crystal
Harrison added twin scores apiece.
Celebration had a pair of hits by
April Lozano, Amy Bryan and
Gretchen Mason: Frankie Flesher
picked up a pair of RBIs. Leadoff
batter Emilye Stenreck and Lozano
crossed home plate twice apiece.
Sami Graham and Bryan added the
other tallies.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the only
game of the evening was a 14-12
thriller, with New Vision outlasting
its Zolfo Springs rival St.
Alfonso's.
Megan Henderson slashed a pair
of doubles for New: Vision and Kim
Holt and Angel, tjsery each added
a double. Donna Smith, Christina
Haedo and Holt were twin-tally
batters and Whitney Smith, Ann
Talley, Vanessa Smith, Lori
Henderson, Megan Henderson and
Ussery touched home plate once
each.
Lucy Garcia and Kathie Villegas
were each two-hit batters for St.
Alfonso's. Maggie Olvera, Tonia
Gomez, Sonia Deemer and Garcia
each came around to score twice.


Daisy Escoto, Nora Compos,
Gloria Solis and Villegas added
single scores.
The tournament began last
Thursday with First Methodist
downing New Vision 17-3 in the
only Field 2 game.
Salas tripled and doubled for
First Methodist. Gulliver also
tripled and Mary Morgan doubled.
Morgan touched home all four
times she got on base. Dellepere
added three scores and Rivas,
Gulliver, Heather Heine and Tyson
had dual tallies.
Leadoff batter Whitney Smith
was the lone two-hit batter for New
Vision. Loretta Smith doubled.
Runs were put on the board by
Sandra Holt, Valerie Smith and
Lori Henderson.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, St.
Michael's bounded out with a 26-0
win over Celebration.
Sami Jo Morgan homered and
doubled among her three hits for St.
Michael's. Joy Morgan, Stephanie
Roberson, Jodi Griffin, Dees and
Stettler each also had three hits.
Sami Jo Morgan and Dees rounded
the bases four times each and


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Griffin, Stettler, Roberson and
Granthan added triple scores.
Celebration was unable to get
any batters all the way to home
plate, but left Stenreck stranded
twice. Other batters were cut down
before getting all the way home.
In the Field 2 nightcap, it was St
Alfonso's coming back to beat First
Christian 11-4.
Villegas picked up five RBIs on
four hits for St. Alfonso's. Olvera
added twin hits. Escoto circled the
bases three times, and Solis and
Garcia added twin tallies. Kathie
Villegas, Rosa Villegas, Aurora
Melendez and Compos added a run
each.
For First Christian, Casey John-
son was the only two-hit, two-score
batter. Liz Lenhart added twin hits.
Paige Massey and Nikki Milby
each chipped in with a run.
New Hope, which was the odd-
man out in the seven-team league
and did not play the first night of
the tournament, joins St. Michael's,
St. Alfonso's and First Methodist as
the only teams left to continue the
tournament when play resumes on
Aug. 14.


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FOR TAX DEED

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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
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South right-of-way line of above said S.R. #684 for
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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 5thday 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 2-23c
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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 NAIV,. -"
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) Wtr..
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.

S 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;
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000029
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M. -H, Y.
DOB: 04/12/2003
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Father of Y.M. -H. a white female child
K born on April 12, 2003
* YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
petition for termination of parental
rights under oath has been filed by
Sthe 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
SCourt Judge, on August 31, 2007, at
r 10:30 a.m., at the HARDEE COUNTY
S 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 Jul
B. HUGH BRAD

as his D


There is no way to h
Happiness is the way


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 ajleges 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-


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
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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;
y, 2007. including the building, appurte-
LEY, CLERK nuances, and fixtures located therein,
D. Franks' at public sale, to the highest and best
)eputy Clerk bidder, for cash, All sales are held on
eputy Clerk the front steps that face West Orange
7:19-8:9c Street, on August 22, 2007 at 11
o'clock A.M.
happiness. Any persons claiming an interest In
Sthe 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 26 day of July, 2007

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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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 000.2'24". East,
679.01 feet; thence South
89*57'36" 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 8957'36" West
254.66 feet; thence South
0002'24" West 171.21 feet;
thence South 89057'36" 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
locatedlin- 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
89o57'36" West 254.66 feet;
thence South 0002'24" 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
S33873-1308, 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
CASE NO. 25-07-CA-321
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
' s.


STEPHANIE D. PERRY, et al.,
Defendantss), /

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-


August 9,2007, The He ld-Advocate 7C



Be Water Smart -Some


Simple Steps For Conservation


Did you know that a faucet that
leaks just one drop per second can
waste over 2,000 gallons of water
per year? That a leaking toilet can
waste 200 gallons a day? Or that an
average shower uses 20-30 gallons
of water?
Americans use an average of
over 400 million gallons of water
each day; much of that water is
* wasted due to carelessness.
The International Arid Lands
Consortium (IALC) offers these
simple water saving tips to con-
serve dur most valuable and vital
natural resource:

Indoors
Turn faucets off when you are
not using them; for example, do not
leave the water running when
washing dishes by hand or brushing
your teeth.
Make sure to repair any leak-
ing faucets, pipes and toilets.
Defrost frozen food in the
refrigerator or microwave instead.
of running hot water over it.
Dispose of toxic chemicals
properly; do not pour them down
the drain.
Install water saving fixtures
such as ultra low consumption toi-
lets, efficient faucets and shower-
heads.
Do not throw trash into the toi-
let as it will result in unnecessary
and wasteful toilet flushing; in-


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 LIS 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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000086
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ALICE P MAROVICH,
Deceased, /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ALICE P. MAROVICH, deceased, File
Number 252007CP000086, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P. 0. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a.copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
including unmatured, contingent and
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is August 9, 2007.

Co-Personal Representatives:
PETER W. MAROVICH, JR.


1801 Old Eagle Lake Road
Bartow, FL 33830

WILLIAM RAY MAROVICH
P.O. Box 1015
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Attorney for Co-Personal
Representatives:
JAMES L. LIVINGSTON
Florida Bar No. 099864
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156


stead, dispose of trash in the proper
containers.
Take a quick shower rather
than a bath and save an average of
20 gallons of water.
Clean vegetables in a sink or
pan partially filled with water
rather than running water from the
tap.
Re-use the water that vegeta-
bles are washed in for watering
houseplants or for cleaning.
Insulate water pipes; it'll make
your water hotter faster and avoid
the waste that comes when heating
water.
Instead of waiting for tap water
to get cold enough for drinking,
keep a'bottle of water in the refrig-
erator.
Whenever possible, compost
food scraps or dispose of them in
the garbage rather than using the
garbage disposal, which requires a
high level of water for operation.
Only run your dishwasher
when it is full to make the best use
,of water, energy and detergent.
Cut down on the amount of
rinsing you do before loading the
dishwasher. Most modern dish-
washers do an excellent job of
cleaning dishes, pots and pans.
Wait until you have a full load
of laundry before running the
machine to. save both water and
energy. If you cah't-wait for a full
load, use the right water level to
match the size of the load.
When' washing clothes by
hand, the water should not be left
running. Fill a laundry tub with
water, and re-use wash and rinse
water as much as possible.
Likewise with the dishes.

Outdoors
Water your lawn early in the
morning or at night to avoid excess
evaporation. Similarly, do not
water your lawn on windy days as
it can also help to avoid excess
evaporation.
Don't follow a fixed watering
schedule. Water when the grass or
plants show signs of needing it.
Over watering is bad for plants and
lawns. It promotes shallow root
growth, making your lawn less.
hardy. To determine if your lawn
needs to be watered, simply walk
across the grass. If you leave foot-
prints, it's time to water.
Cover swimming pools to mih-
iimhize thediss; of water due toevap-
"oration. Also install a more -effi-
cient water saving filter.
Use a broom rather than a hose
to clean sidewalks or driveways.
Install efficient irrigation
devices that can be adjusted
according to seasonal irrigation


needs. Install moisture sensors in
each irrigation zone (sunny, shady,
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needs.
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hoses on unattended; it can result in
leaks. and over watering.
Maintain a lawn height of 2 1/2
to 3 inches to help protect'the roots
from heat stress and reduce the loss
of moisture to evaporation.
Allowing the grass to grow slightly
taller reduces water loss by provid-
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and by promoting water retention
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Watering in several, short ses-
sions rather than one long one
allows the lawn to better absorb
water and helps reduce the risk of
over watering.
Check sprinkler system valves
periodically for leaks and keep the
heads in good repair.
Make sure your sprinkler is
placed so it only waters the lawn,
not the pavement.
Avoid sprinklers that spray a
fine mist, which increases evapora-
.tion. ...
Wash your car with a bucket of
soapy water and use a nozzle to
stop the flow of water from the
hose between rinsing:
Consider washing your car on
the lawn, if possible, to reduce
runoff.
Consider Xeriscape landscap-
ing which -takes into consideration
how the yard will be used and how
it can provide the greatest benefit
with the least amount of mainte-
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plants that are indigenous to the
area and appropriate maintenance
to reduce water use.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Low bidder Wharton Smith Inc.'
will complete the expansion of the
Wauchula Hills Wastewater Plant.
Of five bidders, that Sanford-
based.company had the low bid of
$2.5 million for the year-long job
of expanding the.. treatment plant
which eventually will serve most of
the U.S. 17 corridor froin Wauchula
Hills to the south limits of Bowling
Green. Bids were reviewed and
approved at last Thursday's meet-
ing of the Hardee County Com-
mission.
In the meantime, school officials.
are more concerned about the
sewer/water line installation which
has several roads -torn- up. Park
Winter, county director of utilities,
said a rapid status meeting three
weeks ago got the project back on
track and he anticipates that
Keeton, Stansfield and Alamo,
access roads for the K-8 school,
will be usable by the time school
opens Aug. 20, weather permitting.
The wastewater plant expansion
came in under anticipated cost.
Bids varied from Wharton Smith's
low of $2.5 million to a high of
$3.287 million. The low bid will
allow some of the state appropria-
tion to be used for wastewater line
and lift stations to broaden the ser-
vice area, said Winter.
The bids included 21 items, from
mobilization and performance
bonds to a contingency for unantic-
ipated expenses. It also includes
converting the existing two-hopper
bottom clarifiers to aerobic digest-
ers, yard piping, a small precast
concrete chlorine building, a dual-
cell concrete chlorine contact
chamber, pumps station, expanding
the existing gravity sewer waste-
water collection system, sod
restoration, an electrical motor con-
trol center, adding 150 linear feet to
the onsite irrigation system, grat-
ing, sidewalks and a 12-inch stabi-
lized subgrnde and eight-inch, rock


base road to the plant.

In other action, the commission:
approved an updated ordi-
nance delaying impact fees until
after Jan. 1.
:- approved low bid of Aurora
Builders of $72,817 for replacing
of culverts, restoration of road
shoulders and sodding on
Goosepond Road.
approved, after discussion,
the updated Personnel Rules and
Regulations manual. It had been
under review for two years by the
labor attorney, both unions and
non-union employees and depart-
ment heads. Most of the changes
are to comply with changes in the
law. ..
approved a minor subdivi-
sion plat for the 25.34-acre Antique
Estates on the west side of Murphy
Road, south of Keene Road.
cancelled the monthly plan-
ning session scheduled for tomor-
row (Friday).
noted that the regular/zoning
meeting of Aug. 16 will include an
afternoon session to receive the
Studnicki report, an assessment of
the health habits of county resi-
dents. o
announced that U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson will hold a town meet-
ing on Aug. 20.


Bad is never good until worse
happens.
-Danish Proverb
I was irrevocably betrothed to
laughter, the sound of which
has always seemed to me to be
the most civilized music in the
world.
-Peter Ustinov

Home is the place where boys
and girls first learn how to limit
their wishes, abide by rules, and
consider the rights and needs
of others.
-Sidonie Gruenberg


Wastewater Plant


To Expand







8C The Herald-Advocate, August 9, 2007


I outhus-R Ut


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Richard Dominick Pippin Sr., 35,
Zolfo Springs, and Mindy Danelle
Carnley, 23, Zolfo Springs.
Joseph Edward Mulllins, 39,
Avon Park, and Betty Jean Moral-
ez, 47, Avon Park.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Alfonso Myrie, allowing live-
stock to run at large, adjudication
withheld, $190 court costs, $100
restitution.
Kevin Wayne Pate, trespassing
on property, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
investigative tee.
Asuncion Barba Ramos, disor-
derly intoxication, time served,
$315 fine and court costs.
Matthew Stadie, possession of
marijuana, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $40 pub-
lic defender fee.
Charley Melburn Murphy, crimi-
nal mischief, resisting arrest with-
out violence and assault on a law
enforcement officer, not prosecut-
ed.
Jeffrey Dean Svendsen, violation
of probation (original charge pos-
session of marijuana), probation
revoked, 60 days in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Demetrio Cruz, driving while
license suspended (DWLS) and
attaching tag not assigned, 13 days
CTS, $333 fine and court costs.
Gavino Rivera, DWLS, time
served, $333 fine and court costs.
Gerardo DeSantiago, violation of
license restrictions, adjudication
withheld, $333 fine and court costs.


Ronald Eugene Grizzard, DUI,
probation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, no bars or alco-
hol, DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, $640.50 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community service.
Jose Concepcion Jaimes-Garcia,
DUI, probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, no alcohol
or bars, DUI school, evalua-
tion/treatment, $640.50 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, 50 hours community service.
Norberto Juarez-Colorado,
DWLS, probation six months, $333
fine and court costs.
Emiliana Moreno, reckless dri-
ving, $208 court costs.
Sergio Rubio-Reyes, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $333 fine
and court costs.
Teng Yang, DWLS, $333 fine
and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Ashley Nicole Hiers vs. Trevor
Allen Eures, petition for injunction
for protection.
William K. Webb vs. Donna L.
Crowder, petition for custody.
Brandie Barrington vs. Ketus
Thomas, petition for injunction for
protection.
Thomas Micklo and Victoria
Cooper o/b/o minor child vs.
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation, petition for 90 day-
extension in filing petition for dam-
ages.
Erlan N. Lundry II vs. Douglas
Kizer, petition for injunction for
protection.
Cynthia R. Lundry vs. Douglas
Kizer, petition for injunction for
protection.
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Ignacio Luna Garza Sr., petition for
forfeiture.
Donald D. Andress vs. Mark
Andress, petition for injunction for
protection.
Nathaniel, Ray Braddock and
Bonnie Alice Braddock, divorce.


Colon & Lopez PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


Mildred Freeman Darvester vs.
Linda Karen Shelton, petition for
injunction for protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Household Finance Corp. III vs.
Troy A. Brant et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Betty Jean Brown vs. Charles
Benjamin Linnex Jr., judgment.
Stacy L. Roberts and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
John Marcus Roberts, order on
child support.
Kerrisa L. Rivers and DOR vs.
Nathaniel Maybell, order.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Sara Christine Giddens, two
counts possession of hydrocone,
possession of alprazolam, posses-
sion of codeine, possession of a
prescription drug without a pre-
scription and driving while license
suspended, not prosecuted.
Esmeralda Garcia, violation of
probation (original charges posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia
and resisting an officer without vio-
lence), probation revoked, nine
months Hardee County Jail, license
suspended two. years, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Antonio Mendez Hernandez,
burglary while armed, two counts
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Roberto Martinez IV, possession


of methamphetamine with intent to
deliver and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
John Clifton Royal, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and
violation of probation (original
charge, burglary of a structure),
probation revoked, one year one
day Florida State Prison following
by two years probation with condi-
tions of no contact with victim,
attend crimes school, $495 fine and
court costs, $340 public defender
fees, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Mackinson St. Fort, child abuse
- intentional infliction and domes-
tic assault, not prosecuted.
Mark Earl Hernandez, felony dri-
ving while license suspended and
obtaining property with a worthless
check, probation two years, $370
court costs, $40 public defender fee
and $150 court-appointed attorney
fee on first charge, $495 fine and
court costs and $455 restitution on
second charge.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Francis B. Rainey III and
Maureen K. Rainey as trustees to
Jack C. Jr. and Vanette S. See,
$125,000.
E.J. Groves LLC to Eraclio D.
Martinez, $200,000.
David J. Cybul to Yaribey
Suarez, $375,000.
Marvin L. Gillis and Arlene R.
Gillis to Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
$120,000.
Sammie W. Long as personal
representative to Juan Delatorre,
$90,000.
John Roy Jr. and Amie H. Gough
to John Roy and Virginia Lee
Gough, $200,000.
Eraclio D. Martinez to Eraclio D.
and Rachel Martinez, $95,000.
Dean A. Colello to Lockie I.
Griffis, $50,000.
Dixon of Wauchula Inc. to
Patricia A. and Curtis Dale
Johnson, $79,900.


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


You cannot serve two masters: God and money. For you will
hate one and love the other, or else the other way around.
Matthew 6:24
Two Masters what or who is our God? Is our Master "Drugs" or the
money from selling them? Alcohol? Our job? Our spouse? Our children?
Our home? Sports? TV? A vehicle? A person/people? Political? Sex? Or
whatever else is first in our life. Most of this list is good, unless it puts God
last.
I know, I have gone to meddling. Many Christians do try to serve two
masters and it doesn't work. God may snatch that other god out from under
us. Are we afraid to ask God, is this what we are doing?
God will have no other god before him and he may open up the earth
for us to be swallowed up. A Golden Nugget would be to serve God only
and he will see that you have the good things of life.


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 0 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 0 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 0 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 5th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

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


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Carmen is a black-and-orange calico. She has been spayed and de-
clawed, and is an indoor cat. Her adoption fee is $20.

Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of
the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs
that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road,
Wauchula, at the county landfill.




National Arbor Day Foundation

Offers 10 Free Dogwood Trees


Everyone who joins The
National Arbor Day Foundation
during August 2007 will receive 10
free white flowering dogwood
trees.
The free trees are part of the non-
profit foundation's Trees for
America campaign, a program ded-
icated to environmental steward-
ship through the planting of trees.
"The white flowering dogwoods
will add year-round beauty to home
and neighborhoods," said John
Rosenow, president of the Arbor
Day Foundation. "Dogwoods have
showy spring flowers, scarlet
autumn foliage, and red berries that
attract songbirds all winter."
The trees will be shipped post-
paid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10,


at the right time for planting. The 6
to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to
grow or they will be replaced free
of charge. Planting instructions are
enclosed with each shipment of
trees.
Members of the Arbor Day
Foundation will also receive "The
Tree Book," which includes infor-
mation about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a
$10 membership contribution to
Ten Dogwoods, National Arbor
Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave.,
Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug.
31, 2007, or join online at
www.arborday.org.

Argue for your limitations, and
sure enough, they're yours.


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Mon. Sat. 317N. Ave
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLUTO 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. 133 YtAR OF ISSUANCE 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 LOZANO AND SILVIA
LOZANO

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 23d 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.: 252007TD013XXXXX 8:2-23c


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 5thday of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 24th 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


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