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107th Year, No. 37
3 Sections. 28 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Thursday, August 23, 2007


Crash




Unplugs




Power
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A crash with a power pole
Tuesday night left a large section of
Hardee County in the dark for
most of the evening.
And then, the same homes expe-
rienced a second outage early
Wednesday morning, just hours
after their electricity had been
restored. The second outage, how-
ever, was short lived.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, the crash and the
resultant power outage for cus-
tomers of Peace River Electric
Cooperative occurred at about 8
p.m.
Shelby Kay Casey, 38, of 935
Cecil Durrance Road, was driving
her 2007 Ford truck northbound on
U.S.. 17 when the vehicle ahead of
her slowed down to make a right
turn onto Sweetwater Road, Tpr.
Steven D. McKinney described in
his report.
He alleged that after stopping for
that turning vehicle, Casey began to
accelerate again but crossed over
into the southbound lane. Then, he
said, her truck continued off the
pavement and onto the west shoul-
der of the highway, where she col-
lided head-on with a power pole.
The pole was knocked down,
McKinney said.
Homes in the southern half of the
county immediately went dark, and
stayed that way for about three
hours, until around 11 p.m.
Once power was restored, how-
ever, it lasted just hours before
shutting down again. The second
outage occurred just before 3 a.m.
but lasted for a short duration,
about 20-25 minutes.
The collision caused an estimated
$8,000 worth of damage to Casey's
vehicle, the trooper said. Damages
to the electric pole and costs to
See CRASH 2A


New Hospital



Put On Hold


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It may be another four years or
more before a new hospital is built
here.
It's been four years since 18
acres north of K.D. Revell Road
were purchased as the future site
for a hospital. That $470,000
investment will continue to wait for
its eventual occupant.
Florida Hospital/Heartland Pres-
ident John Harding and Chief
Financial Officer Todd Goodman
said the proposed hospital site,
which would also include outpa-
tient and physician facilities, was
bought with the concern that prop-
erty prices would escalate.
The Adventist Health Sys-
tems/Sunbelt Inc. bought the pre-
sent hospital in 1993 and has kept it
open for the past 14 years. They
were in danger of closing in 1998,
but designation as a critical access
hospital, the first one in Florida,
allowed the hospital to get a larger


percentage of Medicare payments
instead of the cutbacks other hospi-
tals were experiencing. That rev-
enue allowed the local hospital to
stay open.
Harding said because of rum-
blings in the community on when a
new hospital could be expected,
Adventist hired consultant KPMG
to do an independent study on the
financial feasibility of building a
new hospital. He qnd Goodman
presented the gist of the report.
A complete report will be pre-
sented in a community wide meet-
ing in September. The date hasn't
been announced yet.
Cost to construct a new full-ser-
vice 25-bed hospital could cost as
much as $30 million, but that
would require 97 percent resident
usage to sustain. A less expensive
$15-20 million would require 74.38
percent utilization and the commu-
nity to raise somewhere in the
neighborhood of $5 million to
See HOSPITAL 2A


Drug Task Force Finds



I Marijuana Grow House

S76-Year-Old Man Arrested


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A distraught kindergartener buries her head in mama's side before parting for her very first day
in Renee Heither's class at Bowling Green Elementary School. The little one, Amy Reyna, is the
daughter of Jami and Jessie Reyna.


First Day Of School A Success


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Students all across the county
made their annual journey back to
the classroom this Monday on the
first day of the 2007-08 school
year.
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schools report this year's return to
the classroom was as smooth as it
could be, with very little problems
and only a few minor glitches in
transportation.
"We joke around here that if we
can safely send home the same
number of students who show up in
the morning, we have had a good
day," said Superintendent of
Schools Dennis Jones. He added
that this year's first day was one of
the smoothest operating first days
ever.
Jones also said he is projecting
flat enrollment for Hardee County


schools. Meaning, the district ex-
pects around the same number of
students as were here last year, he
said.
Elementary schools about the
county all report that the first day
went just fine, albeit a little hectic.
"This was by far the smoothest
opening day I've seen. Everything
went according to plan, and if every
year went this way, I would work
another 10 years," joked David
Durastanti, principal of Bowling
Green Elementary School.
In accordance with Jones' fig-
ures, Durastanti's school has only


taken in eeiht more students than it
did last year.
No problems were reported at
North Wauchula Elementary
.School, either, according to
Principal Sonja Bennett.
"We had such an amazing day.
Kids were already engaged in
learning. It was like we were
halfway through the year instead of
just beginning," .Bennett said. She
said that the school only had some
minor issues with one of the buses.
Wauchula Elementary School's
first day back was a lot like the
See FIRST DAY 2A


Low Rainfall Means Higher River Withdrawals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A change in water rules had
mixed reactions here.
The change allows the Peace
River /Manasota Regional Water
Supply to draw almost four times
the amount of water from the Peace
River to improve its storage capac-
ity for the upcoming dry season.
According to reports, the PR/M
RWS supplies water to 250,000 res-
idents and supplies are already low
because of abnormally low rainfall.
According to the Aug. 17
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District report, aquifer levels
for these southern counties
(Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte, Mana-
tee and Sarasota) were 2.52 feet


below normal and rainfall since
January was at least eight inches
below normal.
SWFWMD granted PR/M RWS
an emergency exception to allow
the water authority to withdraw 12
percent of the river's water flow
instead of the longstanding 10 per-
cent limit.
In addition, SWFWMD recom-
puted how the water flow is count-
ed, adding the flows of Horse
Creek and Joshua Creek to the
total flow on which the percentage
is based. They join the Peace River
south of the Arcadia water gauge
but north of the authority's water
plant in the southern corner of
DeSoto County. Together the
creeks add 72 cubic feet oer second


to the river's flow.
The change allowed the water
authority to increase from drawing
3.5 million gallons per day to about
12.5 million gallons per day.
Commissioner Nick Timmerman
termed the change "irresponsible.
It's a threat to the Peace River and
Charlotte Harbor Estuary," which is
a well-known study site of marine
life.
Commissioner Minor Bryant rea-
soned that if Hardee County want-.
ed any say in the matter, it should,
be a part of the water authority
using that water.
Commissioners Gordon Norris
and Dale Johnson were realistic.
Johnson said, "Let them get their
See RAINFALL 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
What began as an investigation
into the possible theft of electrical
power ended this weekend with the
discovery of a marijuana grow
house in rural Zolfo Springs.
Julian Felix Roque, 76, of 116
Sweetwater Road, was arrested by
members of the Hardee County
Drug Task Force on Saturday after
they executed an early-morning
search warrant at his home and
found marijuana growing in his
barn.
Det. Clay Nicholson, of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office and
a member of the Drug Task Force,
described what officers saw as."an
extensive cannabis grow opera-
tion."
Roque was taken into custody
and booked into the Hardee County
Jail on charges of producing mari-
juana, possession of drug parapher-
nalia and stealing utilities. He was
released 10 hours later to await trial
after posting a $2,000 bond.
According to sheriffs Maj.
Claude Harris Jr., a spokesman for
the inter-agency Drug Task Force,
authorities found 55 marijuana


plants in pots during their search of
the Sweetwater residence.
Further, he alleged the barn was
outfitted with indoor irrigation,
heat lamps, timers, ballasts, reflec-
tive sheeting, three air conditioners,
and electrical wiring and panel
boxes, among other items.
Harris said Roque denied any
knowledge of the marijuana grow-
ing in his barn.
A search of the man's house,
however, revealed receipts for
many of the items located inside
the barn, the maior said.
See MARIJUANA 2A


Roque


Phone Scammers


Targeting Hardee


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A telephone scam may have set
its sights on Hardee County, so cit-
izens beware!
The alert came about .after a local
man went to Laurie Ayers, of the
Hardee County Office of Com-
munity Development, after receiv-
ing a call from an unknown person
claiming to belong to company
called American Standard
Financial.
Ayers said the caller told the man
he had been approved for a govern-
ment grant worth $4,500. Then, the
caller said all he had, to do to
receive the grant money was to
give the company his checking
information so it could deposit the
funds directly into his account.
"He didn't have his checking
information on him at the time,"


Ayers said with relief, adding, "He
came by the Community Develop-
ment Office to check with us."
Ayers went on to explain, "The
man had previously filled out appli-
cations for grants at our office two
years prior to help buy a home, and
he thought that this might have
been one of those that was late."
The caller gave the intended vic-
tim the company's name, her name,
her employee number and a phone
number to call back. All of these
items would lead those targeted to
believe that the company is legiti-
mate.
Ayers, however, immediately
searched online in reference to
Arnerican Standard Financial. She
found a trove of results deeming
the company a scam.
According www.ripoffreport.-
See SCAMMERS 2A


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plus 40 sales tax








2A The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2007


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


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Sports Editor



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corn, a privately owned and operat-
ed Web site dedicated to consumer
rights, 27 separate complaints have
been filed against the company in
the past two months.
The online complaints all share a
common story: Each person was
called by the company and
informed that he had been awarded
a government grant of $4,500.
Some of the complaints issued by
those who have posted on the Web
site claim that they were asked for a
check for $359 in order to receive
the grant, and others were asked for
their checking information.
The Web site indicates that the
company has made phone calls all
across the country, with complaints
against American Standard
-Financial coming from Nevada,


Colorado, Connecticut, Arizona
and Kansas.
Ayers has suspicions that
American Standard Financial has
gained access to Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency re-
cords, and is targeting those in need
of money.
"I am hoping that with this infor-
mation we can put everyone on
guard so that no one gives out their
checking information and is hurt,"
said Ayers.
Hardee County citizens should be
on the lookout for strange phone
calls coming from American
Standard Financial. According to
everyone who has given out the
requested banking information or
sent in a $359 check, the purported
grant money has never come
through and most likely never will.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Little Juan Martinez tackles the first day in Deborah Morris'
kindergarten class in Bowling Green with excitement and enthu-
siasm. Dad is Ismael Cruz.


Clifford Hill collects a last-minute hug from mama Debra Hill as
he considers what school will be like. He is in Deborah Morris'
kindergarten class at Bowling Green Elementary School.


FIRST DAY
Continued From 1A


other schools, with everything
going along according to schedule.
Principal Michele Polk said, "We
had a very good first day, although
it did take time.getting used to the
new lunchroom and the new proce-
dures at the school. All of our stu-
dents got home safely, and that is
what really matters."
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School also had a successful day
back in class. Attendance was
reduced by 75 as compared to last
year's figures.
"The past two days have gone
well, and we are proud to have.
started off this way. Our year has


WRONG TURN


begun on a good note, and we are
all very much looking forward to
this year," said Principal Jan
Beckley.
Hilltop Elementary School
marked its second year in exis-
tence, therefore only its second
opening day, on Monday. Principal
Tracey Nix was happy to say that
everything flowed along as normal
at the school.
"It's hard to imagine that my.staff
is only a year old. They really came
together and are working like a sea-
soned staff. The teachers got right

into their lessons, and we had very
few problems altogether," Nix said.
Newly appointed Principal Doug
Herron of Hardee Junior High
School experienced his first day on
the job.,
"Our day ran fairly smooth. We
only had a few dresscode issues, as
we had to enforce the new mea-
surements this year, but other than
that we only had a few minor trans-


portation glitches. It was just your
typical first day, but altogether it
was a great success," he said.
Class resumed as well for high
school students in Hardee County.
Principal Mike Wilkinson of
Hardee Senior High School said
that he was pleased with how well
the day went.
"The entire day went according'
to plan and we are pleased by it.
The staff was helpful, and helped
get everyone to their classes. We
are definitely off to a good start,"
Wilkinson said.
The high school started this new
academic year with 1,067 students.
Dick Daggett, director of the
transportation department, felt that
Monday was quite the success for
his department.
"It rivals any .best first day we
have had. Every.child that got on a
bus got home, and that is all that
matters to us," he said, "We did,
however, have one student get on


HOSPITAL
Continued From 1A


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Stopping for a bite to eat injured two people in a Friday afternoon accident. According to
Wauchula Police Ofc. Robert Spencer, the incident happened about 3:30 when Elizabeth J. Burke,
of 1041 Panacea Blvd., North Port, was driving her government 1999 Buick (in front) in the cen-
ter lane of U.S. 17 South and attempted to turn left into Sonic Drive-In, coming into the path of
the 2003 Chevy wagon driven in the left lane by Ibtisam Abdel Shweil, 47, of 1365 Dena Circle,
Wauchula. Burke and passenger Fatma Shweil, 46, were transported to Florida Hospital-
Wauchula, treated and released. Another passenger in each vehicle was uninjured. Burke was
charged with making an improper left turn.


IH n i g Fs hing For cast


8/23/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:20 am
Sets: 7:32 pm
Length of Day:
13:12:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:31 pm
Sets: 1:05 am
Major Times
7:22 am 9:22 am
7:48 pm 9:48 pm
Minor Times
1:39 am 2:39 am
2:05 pm 3:05 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
8/24/2007
Sun Dalta
Rises: 6:21 am
Sets: 7:30 pm
Length of Day:
13:09:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:20 pm
Sets: 2:03 am
Major Times
8:15 am 10:15 am
8:41 pm 10:41 pm
Minor Times


2:32 am 3:32 am
2:58 pm 3:58 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/25/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:22 am
Sets: 7:29 pm
Length of Day:
13:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:02 pm
Sets: 3:08 am
Major Times
9:09 am- 11:09 am
9:35 pm- 11:35 pm
Minor Times
3:26 am 4:26 am
3:52 pm 4:52 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
8/26/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:23 am
Sets: 7:28 pm
Length of Day:
13:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:39 pm
Sets: 4:16 am


Major Times
10:01 am 12:01 pm
10:27 pm 12:27 am
Minor Times
4:18 am 5:18 am
4:44 pm 5:44 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!
8/27/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:23 am
Sets: 7:27 pm
Length of Day:
13:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:13 pm
Sets: 5:26 am
Major Times
11:19 pm- 1:19 am
11:44 am 1:44 pm
Minor Times
6:01 am 7:01 am
6:26 pm 7:26 pm
Prediction
Get Out There
8/28/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:24 am
Sets: 7:25 pm
Length of Day:


13:01:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:43 pm
Sets: 6:35 am
Major Times
12:08 am 2:08 am
1.2:33 pm 2:33 pm
Minor Times
6:50 am 7:50 am
7:15 pm 8:15 pm
Prediction
Get Out There
8/29/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 6:25 am
Sets: 7:24 pm
Length of Day:
12:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:12 pm
Sets: 7:45 am
Major Times
12:58 am 2:58 am
1:23pm -3:23pm
Minor Times
7:40 am 8:40 am
8:05 pm 9:05 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!


RAINFALL
Continued From 1A
water, it runs into the Gulf anyway.
They can use it." Norris agreed.
"As long as the river has a suffi-
cient amount, someone needs to tell
us what the minimum flow is and if
it's enough for the 12 percent.
Commission Chairman Bobby
Ray Smith said he didn't have
enough information to make a deci-
sion.
The flow in the Peace River last
week was 300 cubic feet per sec-
ond, almost one fourth of the tradi-
tional average of 1,260 cubic feet
per second. However, some of the
reduced flow is due to
SWFWMD's order for municipali-
ties to stop putting their wastewater
treatment plant effluent in the river.
Wauchula's now is piped to CF
Industries for its uses. The rest of
the diminished flow is due to two
years of reduced rainfall.

Don't compromise yourself. You
are all you've got.


assist.
These estimates are based on his-
torical growth of the county and a
conservative estimate of population
growth in the county in the next
four or five years. Presently, the
medium income of county residents
is $34,000, trailing the Florida
average of $44,000.
A majority of the patients are
paid under Medicare. Obstetric
patients usually go to DeSoto
Memorial and surgical patients
usually also go out-of-county. Of
general patients among county res-
idents, 91 percent travel at least 23
miles for medical care in Arcadia,
Bartow, Sebring, Lakeland or
. Winter Haven.
Obviously, the hospital here,
built in 1969, has some problems
with its physical plant, said
Harding. That is why a recent
$900,000 renovation program was
begun. It should be completed by
the fall of 2008 or early 2009. It
will increase the Emergency
Department to 12 beds with its own
entrance, comfortable waiting area
and $135,000 in new equipment.
Already, a new air conditioning
system has been installed and a
$36,000 Hewitt-Packard portable
diagnostic imaging (x-ray) machine
obtained, together offering more
comfortable and faster service.
Physician recruitment has con-
tinued, with two new general prac-
titioners at the Hardee Family
Medicine Center across Carlton
Avenue from the hospital. Dr
Kathleen Welch-Wilson and Dr.
Joseph Toulouse will provide fami-
ly medicine for everyone age 1 and
up.
The hospital is allowed to be
flexible in its 25 beds, some for
medical care and some for transi-
tional care (physical, occupational
and speech therapy for recovery
from hip or knee replacement or
injuries).
These enable Florida Hospital-
Wauchula to remain open until the
long-range goal of a new two-story
facility and medical complex
becomes a reality. The KPMG
study suggests it could 2015 before
local hospital utilization would jus-
tify construction of a new hospital.
Harding pointed out that federal
rules have put a moratorium on the
critical access designation and no


new licenses for it are being issued.
He said Wauchula's designation
should be transferred without prob-
lem. But there must be more payer
mix than just Medicare to make it
work, said Harding.
Commissioner Dale Johnson said
the consultant's population growth
is not consistent with that issued by
the University of Florida. "Be
practical, not just historical," he
said.
Harding said putting $30 million
in the ground justified being con-
servative. If ongoing reviews show
a population and hospital utiliza-
tion swing, the project could
become more viable.
Commissioner Gordon Norris
questioned the report on patient
use. Goodman explained it is based
on patient days or admissions. With
improved technology and drug reg-
imens, patients are more often
treated on an outpatient basis or
discharged much earlier that antici-
pated.
The problem is still outmigra-
tion, people who go out of county
for shopping, restaurants and to see
their primary physician or go to
another hospital. "If we could con-
vert the community and generate
more of the medical care, it could
work. Health care is a three-way
partnership, the hospital, medical
or health care providers, and the
community. You have to have all
three."
County Manager Lex Albritton
agreed that proposed growth was
anecdotal, a lot of applications for
development, but not real until the
dirt is turned. County water and
sewer service expansion will not be
ready until late 2008 or early 2009,
he said.
Harding said the payer mix was
affected by the local "hard-working
people who have high medical care
deductibles, pushing them into the
self-pay category until that
deductible is met. Being a faith-
based hospital, we will always take
care of the moral obligation to treat
everyone, but it taxes our ability to
meet the need."
Harding closed by saying. "We
want to do this right. If the eco-
nomic growth is there, we could
build a new hospital within 24
months.


the wrong bus, and it didn't take us
too long to find them.
"Other than that one mishap,
everything went well for us," con-
cluded Daggett.



MARIJUANA
Continued From 1A
Additionally, searchers in the house
allegedly found marijuana plant-
cloning supplements, an intercom
system directly connected to an
inside wall of one of the grow
rooms in the barn, 1000-watt halo-
gen bulbs identical to those used in
the barn and a roll of reflective
sheeting matching that which was
used in the barn, Harris said.
.They also found the key, to the
padlock that is on the exterior door
of one of the grow..rooms, he
alleged.
Harris added that $7,328 was
found hidden in various locations
in Roque's bedroom.
And a search of the home's attic
showed a splice in the main electric
line feeding the residence, a splice
on the wire prior to entering the
electrical meter, he described.
Nicholson of the Drug Task
Force explained that such a tactic is
commonly used by operators of
marijuana grow houses in order to
conceal the amounts of electricity
they are using and to avoid incur-
ring large power bills.
The spliced line fed the grow
house, Harris alleged.
Lastly, a search of Roque's truck
allegedly revealed a receipt for a
timer found inside the grow house
and for an air conditioner attached
to it, the major said.
The operation was "active,"
Harris described, and a field test of
a sample plant was positive for
marijuana.



CRASH
Continued From 1A
restore power to southern Hardee
County were not available from
Peace River Electric Cooperative
by press time Wednesday. Spokes-
man Mark Sellers said ie was still
working on the matter.
Charges in the crash are pending,
the FHP said.
Staff writer Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


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other relationships may be
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By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission on Aug. 14 discussed
picking up curbside trash at the
mayor's request.
Mayor Perry Knight said the city
will no longer pick up construction
debris or materials or tires. He
noted the hurricanes were three
years ago.
If a resident has old appliances or
furniture, he or she should call the
.city hall and those items can be
picked up once a week.
"The city paid $8,000 to $10,000
in landfill costs to the county. In the
future our sources of income are
limited," said Knight. "There have
been problems in the past on con-
struction debris and tires. City
Manager David Elbertson said this
has grown into a monster."
The commission passed a
motion, made by city commission-







Car Seat Safety
Session Monday
A car seat safety training ses-
sion will be held on Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. to show parents
how best to secure their infants
and children while transporting
them. New car seats will be
available for $10.
The session is provided by the
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland Inc. and the
state Department of Transpor-
tation. The training will be at the
Coalition office, 324 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wau-
chula. To register, call 767-1002
by tomorrow (Friday).

Driver Training
Schedule Set
Two driver training classes
have been set at the South
'Florida Community College
Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green. One is
the four-hour Alcohol Drug
Accident Prevention Training for
first-time driver applicant. Cost
is $28.
A second session will be held
for first-time driver license appli-
cants who speak Spanish. Cost
is $27. Both. courses will be
Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To pre-regis-
ter for either class, call 773-
2252, Ext. 7392 or 7153.
Vets Job Fair
Next Thursday
Heartland Workforce will be
sponsoring a Veterans Job Fair
to discuss job opportunities that
local businesses have to offer. It
will allow job seekers to connect
with area employers.
The job fair will be held next
Thursday, Aug. 30, from 1 to 5
p.m. at the American Legion
Post at 106 W. Palmetto St. in
Wauchula. To reserve a table or
for more information, call
Howard Jenkins, veterans
employment representative, at
Highlands One-Stop Career
Center at (863) 385-3672, ext.
231.


NEW COACH
An article appearing on 1B
of today's edition incorrectly
identifies a new varsity-foot-
ball assistant coach. The new
coach is Greg Mann. The
Herald-Advocate apologizes
for the confusion.

INVITATION TO BID
Zolfo Springs town officials
have advised that a pre-set ad
they sent to this newspaper
and which appears on 11B
contains an error. The ad
seeks bidders for construction
of a new police/fire building in
the town, and should have
noted bids will be opened on
Thursday; Sept. 20.
At The Herald-Advocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


er David Durastanti, to enforce the
current rule for the city to pick up
household garbage and normal
household refuse. Leaves are to be
placed in bags. "For appliances or
furniture, contact City Hall first to
arrange a pickup," said Durastanti.
Mayor Knight said there is a
problem of "stuff" getting placed
on empty lots with no one claiming
credit for it. This results in the
neighborhood looking cluttered.
Thomas Looker of Florida Land
Trust is seeking a rezoning and site
plan change for nine-plus acres at
County Line Road and Epps Ave.
There are four single family homes
attached and he was going to build
48. He wants zoning changed from
R-1 to R-3 and change from duplex
configuration of 48 homes to 27
single family units. The site has
four-plus acres of buildable land
with the remainder in a flood zone.
The homes would be 1,400 to


1,500 square feet and sell for the
130s to 140s (thousands.) The lots
would be a minimum of 75 by 100
feet. His request was referred to the
planning council.
Michael Heath of First Investors
was approved to talk with city
employees about a supplemental
retirement plan. Durastanti said the
stock market has dropped about
1,000 points recently.
City commissioner Randy Mink
said he plans to resign from the
recreation committee in October.
The commission approved
$4,000 to be spent on repairing
leaks at the wastewater plant. '
The mayor thanked Dr. Bill
Lovett for donating plants to the
city and for the young people from
the Baptist Church in Starke for
recently painting the city office and
doing landscaping in Bowling
Gredn.


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


LESSONS FROM THE GRIDIRON
If you're a football fan, you know that the 2007 season is almost upon
us. It used to be that football was a fall sport, plain and simple, but big
money from television changed all that. Now games get under way in
August to the delight of many and the chagrin of more than a few.
Like everything else, football can teach some valuable lessons,
whether you're a fan or not. Here are two stories I came across that illus-
trate just that.
To begin with, you probably remember the classic Southern Cal-Notre
Dame game a couple of years ago. The Irish had the game all but won, but
a last-second effort by Southern Cal scored the touchdown that provided a
miracle victory. Of course, Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis was disap-
pointed, all the more so because a couple of non-calls by the officials were
critical to the game's outcome. Still, he was determined to turn his disap-
pointment into a teaching moment. As the Associated Press reported:
"He told his 12-year-old son, Charlie Jr., he wanted them to wall over
to the USC locker room to congratulate them on their win. 'I just wanted
to let them know that I had respect for their team and the way they played,
and I thought that they showed a lot of character to go back and win that
game,' he said. 'I thought it was a good lesson for my son.' "
Good lesson, indeed.
Then there's the case of Darryl Stingley. Remember him? He was an
outstanding receiver for the New England Patriots until a vicious hit by
defender Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders not only ended his career but
left him paralyzed. That was back in 1978 (during an August pre-season
game), and he spent the rest of his life as a paraplegic. He was only 55
when he died on April 5 of this year.
Tatum was known for his rough style, and on the play in question he
slammed into Stingley with his helmet after the receiver had caught a pass.
The National Football League took no actionat the time (there was not even
a penalty on the play, incredibly enough), but subsequently tightened its
rules.
That was small comfort to Stingley, who never talked with Tatum after
the incident. According to Stingley's obituary in The New York Times,
Tatum always defended himself. "This is the way the game is played," he
said.
Stingley held no grudge, however. He kept focusing on the positive,
concluding that, in order to adapt to a new way of life, he had to learn to
forgive.
Ironically, Tatum developed serious physical problems of his own; dia-
betes led to the amputation of a leg below the knee. Still, the Times' obit-
uary continued, Stingley refused to find a sense of justice in that news.
"You can't, as a human being, feel happy about something like that
happening to another human being," Stingley said. "Maybe the natural
reaction is to think he got what was coming to him, but I don't accept
human nature as our real nature. Human nature teaches us to hate. God
teaches us to love."
In the midst of tragedy, Darryl Stingley found the greatest lesson of all.
And to his eternal credit, he wanted to be sure that the rest of us got it as
well.
For a free copy of "Positive Attitude, Positive Choices," write: The
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior Varsity foot-
ball team opens its season at home
next Thursday.
The junior 'Cats face an eight-
game season, including a pair of
games against northern rival Fort
Meade.
The Wildcats start the season
with a visit from Avon Park next
Thursday, Aug. 30. All junior varsi-
ty games are at 7 p.m.
After the home start, the young
Wildcats ride up to Fort Meade to
face the junior Miners on their turf
in a Sept. 6 game. Hardee is home
Sept. 13 to greet newest district
opponent Braden River, then trips
over to Kissimmee for a Sept. 20
encounter.
Fort Meade and Sebring come
for back-to-back home games Sept.
27 and Oct. 4. A jaunt south to
DeSoto on Oct. 11 is followed by
an open date before the season
finale at Okeechobee on Oct. 25.
This year, returning head coach
Rod Smith will be assisted by
Barry White, David Beumel and
Chris Spencer. Rodney Spinks
returns as student assistant, with
young Cody Spencer also helping
out.
Smith and company have had
.workouts on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days all summer, with an average
attendance of at least 30. Most of
the squad has been there at one
time or another. The first half of the
'4:30 to 7 p.m. workout was spent
lifting weights, with the latter part
conditioning and field exercises.


"I'm pretty excited with this
group," summed up Smith.
Soph Conner Davis will lead the
team at quarterback, spelled at
times by freshman Scott
Donaldson.
In the backfield will be sopho-
more Junior St. Louis and freshmen
Trey Anderson, Jake Mayer, Chase
Revell and Lincoln Sanders.
Receivers and tight ends include
sophs Phillip Barton, Carson
Davis, Carlos Mendez, Jake
Nowakowski, Nathan Tomlinson,
Tony Valdez and Caleb Whidden,
along with frosh John Daniel,


Johnson Delhomme, Donaldson,
Michael Forrester, Terrance Med-
lock, Dillon Rabon, Reggie Snell
and Serapio Torres.
Anchoring the line are sophs
Andrew Foreman, Devon Harris,
Cody Hernandez, Jonathan Kelly,
Eric Martin, Coby Nuccio and
Jesus Villegas. Joining them are
freshmen Oscar Cisneros, Thomaas
Flores, Kevin Goodwin, Anthony
Hernandez, Cody Hudnall, Andrew
Hunt, Herbert Pace, Austin
Prestridge, David Rodriguez,
Jimmy Vallejo, Kyle Ward and
Mitchell Wright.


Aug. 30 Avon Park

Sept. 06 @ Ft. Meade

Sept. 13 Braden River

Sept. 20 @ Kissimmee

Sept. 27 Ft. Meade

Oct. 04 Sebring

Oct. 11 @ DeSoto


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Aug. 24 Varsity Football Auburndale Away 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 Swimming Port Charlotte Away 4:00 p.m.
Volleyball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 Swimming Ridge/Santa Fe HOME 5:30 p.m.
Voi ball Palmetto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
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SUSAN HARBIN
ROCHESTER
Susan Harbin Rochester, 95, of
Clemson, S.C., died at the Clemson
Downs Health Center on Monday,
August 13, 2007.
She was a native of Oconee
County, S.C., and a graduate of
Seneca High School and Anderson
Business College. She spent her
adult life in Clemson and retired
from the American Textile
Manufacturers Institute. She was
an active member of First Baptist
Church in Clemson.
She was predeceased by her hus-
band of fifty years, M.C. (Chris)
Rochester and two brothers, John
L. Harbin and C. Legrand Harbin.
She is survived by one daughter
Penny Nicholson and husband
Charles of Wauchula; one son
David Patrick Rochester Sr. and
wife Catherine of Middleburg, Va.;
five grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Cemetery Hill in
Clemson Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10
a.m. A memorial service followed
at 11 a.m. at Duckett-Robinson
Funeral Home, Central-Clemsoh
Commons. Visitation will take
, place at the funeral home immedi-
ately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
"" be made to help support her grand-
son in his ministry as a foreign mis-
"s sionary in Africa. Mail donations to
World Wide Word at 11250 Roger
Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190.
Duckett-Robinson
Funeral Home
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accept and forgive himself,
even a little, is the moment in
Which he becomes to some
'.' degree lovable.
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BONNIE ROBARTS-
GAY
Bonnie Robarts- Gay, 61 of
St. Petersburg, died Saturday,
August 18, 2007, at St Anthony's
hospital in St. Petersburg.
She was a graduate of Vander-
bilt University with a degree in
Home Economics. She was event
coordinator for Marriott Inns in
Atlanta Georgia before returning
to Sarasota where she served an
internship with Robarts Funeral
Home of Sarasota. However, her
culinary talents eventually led
her away from funeral service
and into being a culinary special-
ist and hosting her own televi-
sion cooking show in Sarasota
for many years. She was a mem-
ber of St. Jude's Cathedral in St
Petersburg and was a member of
the St Jude's Lady's Guild.
She was proceeded in death by
her father Wilfrid T. Robarts, a
well known civic leader in
Sarasota and her mother Bonnie
Ellis Robarts, who was affection-
ately known as "The first lady of
Sarasota".
She is survived by five broth-
ers; Donald Robarts and wife
Denise of Bradenton, Thomas
Robarts and wife Barbara of
Sarasota, Dennis Robarts of
Wauchula, Henry Robarts of
Ocala, and Jerry Robarts of
DeFuniac Springs; and three sis-
ters, Ann Marie Hollan and hus-
band John of Jacksonville,
Arlene Thompson and husband
Jack of Naples and Patricia Anne
Robarts of Sarasota, and many
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel in Wau-
chula. An additional memorial
service will be held on Sept. 26
at 11 a.m. at St. Jude's Cathedral
in St Petersburg.
She was dearly loved by her
brothers and sisters and will be
greatly missed.



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BONNIE ROBARTS-GAY
Bonnie Robarts-Gay, 61, of St.
Petersburg, died Saturday, August
18, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital
in St. Petersburg.
She was a graduate of Vanderbilt
University, event coordinator for
Marriott Inns in Atlanta, Ga., She
became a culinary specialist and
hosted her own television show in
Sarasota. She was a member of St.
Jude's Cathedral in St. Petersburg
and member of the St. Jude's
Lady's Guild.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Wilfrid T. Robarts and
mother Bonnie Ellis Robarts.
She is survived by five brothers,
Donald Robarts and wife Denise of
Bradenton, Thomas Robarts and
wife Barbara of Sarasota, Dennis
Robarts of Wauchula, Henry
Robarts of Ocala and Jerry Robarts
of DeFuniac Springs; and three sis-
ters, Ann Marie Hollan and hus-
band John of Jacksonville, Arlene
Thompson and husband Jack of
Naples and Patricia Arine Robarts
of Sarasota.
Memorial services will be on
Sunday at 2 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel in Wauchula. An
additional memorial service will be
held on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at St.
Jude's Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


JOYCE E. HUDSON
Joyce E. Hudson, 72, of Avon
Park,'died Saturday, August 18,
2007, in Sebring.
She was born on Dec, 8, 1934 to
the late Joe and Donna Hudson of
Bartow. She was a teacher for 25
years in Polk and Highlands coun-
ties as well as Michigan and North
Carolina. She graduated Summa
Cum Laude at Florida Southern and
was a Ford Foundation Scholar at
Vanderbilt University.
She is survived by three sons,
Joseph Lynch, Michael Lynch and
wife Clinita, and Leonard Lynch
and wife Frances; two grandchil-
dren, Christina and Makayla.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
today (Thursday), Aug. 23, until
time of service at 11 a.m. at the
Brant Funeral Chapel in Wauchula.
Burial will be in Wauchula
Cemetery.
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VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VConcerned Citizens of
Bowling Green, monthly meet-
ing and upcoming events, True
Holiness Church of God on
Dixiana Drive, 7 p.m.


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It looks like the Peace River water volume has been reduced again by
big popu'. :;n downriver from Hardee.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently allowed
the Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority pump into storage about
12.5 million gallons of water a day from the river. The current limit is about
3.5 million gallons a day, reported writer Greg Martin in the Aug. 15
DeSoto Sun. The authority supplies water for about 250,000 residents.
The old rule allowed the authority to withdraw a maximum of 10 per-
cent of the river's water flow over a minimum flow of 130 cubic feet per
second. SWFWMD also has recently allowed the flows of Horse Creek and
Joshua Creek to be factored in for the first time.
The flow of Peace River in DeSoto last week was 300 cubic feet a sec-
ond, compared to a normal August average of 1,260 cubic feet per second.
The state Department of Environmental Protection years ago made
cities along Peace River such as Zolfo Springs, Wauchula and Bowling
Green stop releasing treated wastewater into the river. The water was pret-
ty clean after treatment and added to the river's flow.
Peace River has a low water level recently, due in part to below aver-
age rainfall. Normal rainfall in this area is about 52 inches a year. Actual
rainfall in the past year is significantly below average.
The Sun reported the Manasota water authority has 307 million gallons
stored in its 625-mg reservoir and zero in its aquifer storage recovery wells
that have a storage capacity of 7 billion gallons.
The Peace is one of many rivers in the United States that have various
regions and interests wanting their water.
I fear Florida is growing too fast for the state's water supply, which
must provide for agriculture, industry, people and recreation.
Perhaps DEP and SWFWMD could allow city sewer plants to release
their treated water into the river again.
This is not the first time and it won't be the last time concern about
water quantity and quality in Florida comes into play. We cannot live with-
out water.

The August/September issue of Country magazine has a nice article
with pictures of the Wilbur and Susan Robertson family in Sweetwater and
their agricultural operations of watermelons, cattle, citrus and U-pick veg-
etables.
The story was written by Shannyn Robertson. She and her husband
Kord help operate the business. Kord is in charge of the watermelons.
Wilbur takes care of the cattle, U-pick and overseeing. Corey Robertson
takes care of the orange groves.
All the various wives and children join in the agricultural operation.
Shannyn's mother and Susan's parents live on the property. It is one busy
family operation. Church is a big part of family life.
Shannyn wrote the article in May which is the watermelon season and
the beginning of the U-pick operation.
In the spring the Robertson family hosts an annual "Melon Barn Fest"
for the public, with free hamburgers, hot dogs,, chips, desserts, soft drinks
and tea, music, singing and joke-telling.
Watermelon fields are irrigated, and you don't want a lot of rain.
Sometimes wild animals like deer, hogs and raccoons have to be chased out
of the fields.
It seems in recent years more consumers like the smaller seedless mel-
ons rather than the larger seeded melons.

Andres Oppenheimer of The Miami Herald recently wrote medical
tourism may become the next economic boom for Latin America. He stat-
ed" that a coronary bypass heart surgery in America typically costs $60,000
and can be done for $30,000, including airfare and hotel room, at a new
hospital in Panama. The new Punta Pacifica Hospital is affiliated with U.S.
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Some of the Johns Hopkins surgeons perform the same type operations
in the U.S. and in Panama.
Oppenheimer wrote that a "challenge foi Latin America is to get its
hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International, a branch of the
U.S. agency that accredits U.S. hospitals."
Healthcare costs are extremely expensive in the U.S. It pays to practice
good health habits.

The New Creation and Family Resource Center Inc. in Wauchula was
founded by Dan and Juanita Wright. The motto is "giving men and women
a hand up through God's Spirit, counseling and education."
Juanita Wright in 2001 "had a vision about a mission for homeless men
and women." They bought an abandoned house and restored it with volun-
teer help. The Agape Mission Home opened to homeless men in August
2002.
The center assists men and women "who have made poor choices that
have resulted in their being homeless."
Locations are at 414 Magnolia Blvd., 426 Magnolia Blvd., 705 Martin
Luther King Blvd., and 618 Sally Place.
Juanita reports, "Residents live in a safe clean environment and receive
their basic needs. They receive counseling, encouragement and structure.
All are required to follow strict rules and to participate in self-help pro-
grams. They will also be encouraged to find a job. The goal is to restore the
residents' dignity and help them become self respecting, productive mem-
bers of the community."
Since 2004 the center has opened and is operating two boarding homes
for mentally challenged men and women of all ages and one transient home
for men. As of Aug. 15 the center was caring for three women and nine
men.
The men and women are of various races. She said the county gave th'e
ministry $6,000 in 2002. The center has a few occasional donors and gets
Social Security for some of the clients.
Juanita Wright's new goal is to open and operate a $285,000 24-bed
facility for men and women. She said tax exempt donations can be mailed
to The New Creation and Family Resource Center, P.O. Box 2116,
Wauchula, FL 33873. She can be reached at 781-0982.

The well-known one-time television evangelist Tammy Fay Bakker
Messner died in late July after a courageous battle against cancer. She made
her final appearance on the TV show "Larry King Live" the day before her
passing.
She spoke of "love" and "care" for her friends and followers and
wished them "peace and joy."
She and TV evangelist Jim Bakker developed the PTL (Praise The
Lord) ministry that included a resort park called Heritage USA. Bakker in
the late 1980s went to prison for awhile on fraud and conspiracy charges.
The ministry crumbled in scandal.
Tammy Faye, who was fond of make-up, divorced Bakker in 1992 and
later married PTL associate Roe Messner.
I always liked Tammy Faye. I admired her for her TV interviews and
faith even though very ill and her final parting message. She knew she was
going to Heaven and wanted others to go there, too.

Lakeland High School, state 5-A football champions for the past three
years and mythical national champions the past two years in some polls,
sent six or seven seniors from the 2006 team to the University of Florida on
football scholarships,
This fall, when the Dreadnaughts open their season Aug. 31 against
Okeechobee, their Thomas Bryant stadium will feature a $400,000 score-
board project. It has a 15 by 20-foot video screen that will show live game
action, replays, commercials and other information. The LHS Booster Club
is paying for the $300,000 scoreboard plus the estimated $100,000 for
installation.
Bill Castle has been head football coach at Lakeland High for over 20
years and has won over a half dozen state titles.
Hardee High School has a strong football program and has played for
the state title three times, once under Don Herndon and twice under the late
Bob Martin. Herndon later won a state football championship as head coach
of Haines City after he was not rehired at HHS after the teacher walkout in
the mid-1960s.


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Fish Busters Bulletin
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


WEATHER EXTREMES FISHING FORTUNES
In late May, 31 percent of Florida was undergoing an extreme drought,
according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. On May 31, Lake
Okeechobee was at a record low of 8.89 feet, although the water schedule
called for it to be at 13.23 feet.
The next day was the beginning of hurricane season, and the season's
second Atlantic named storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm
Barry reached peak winds of 60 miles per hour before weakening and mak-
ing landfall near Tampa Bay as a tropical depression. That brought some
much-needed rain.
In the intervening months, South Florida has begun to receive more
relief from the parching conditions, with only two percent of the state still
experiencing extreme drought as of June 24.
As of this writing, Florida hasn't been exposed to a major hurricane in
nearly two years, however, the extreme effects of hurricanes Katrina,
Dennis, Rita and Wilma from 2005 are still with us. So how do these weath-
er extremes affect freshwater fish and fisheries management?
The natural and dynamic cycle of floods and droughts Florida experi-
ences represent the weather conditions to which our native fishes adapted.
Short-term droughts expose lake bottoms, allowing accumulated muck to
dry out. Desirable vegetation expands into deepwater portions of lakes and
rivers, and seeds germinate on exposed lake bottoms.
When rains return and water levels increase, plush aquatic vegetation
forms a garden for feasting insects and invertebrates that, in turn, are con-
sumed by insectivores (insect-eating) species, such as mosquitofish and
bluegill. The food web then kicks into full gear and attracts larger pisciv-
orous (fish-eating) black bass and other sport fish sought after by the "ulti-
mate predator" man.
Droughts provide opportunities to repair boat ramps, docks, seawalls
and other structures, although special permits may be required, and to con-
duct habitat-enhancement projects.
For example, on Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) are scraping away almost two million cubic yards of muck. If water
levels gradually return to 13 feet, native plants can expand and provide
nursery habitat for baby fish and help prevent winds from stirring up the
bottom. Natural fish reproduction and fast growth, based on the expanding
vegetation and food base, will benefit the lake's fishery greatly.
What must be avoided, said Don Fox, the FWC fisheries expert on
Lake Okeechobee, is sustained high-water levels of 15-18 feet that drown
out that vegetation, or another hurricane that uproots the plants before they
get a chance to take hold.
Droughts also provide an opportunity for anglers. Fish tend to be con-
centrated in the remaining deeper waters of rivers, canals, lakes and reser-
voirs leading to some outstanding catch rates. However, anticipating the
water levels to return, the FWC encourages anglers to release not only any
fish that they cannot legally keep, but also any that they don't plan to eat,
to provide abundance for the future.
Floods, too, can be very beneficial in the natural cycle of Florida
waters. When lakes and rivers rise gradually, they enable fish to expand into
the nutrient-rich flood plain growing rapidly and, if the timing is right, can
provide additional shelter and food for young fish. Floods also help carry
'. away excess nutrients and flush lake and river systems.
Man's intervention of building structures to maintain water levels with-
in strict confines by eliminating the natural low and high water has created
one of the most disruptive impacts on natural aquatic ecosystems, which is
one reason why lake-restoration projects frequently incorporate drawdowns
and revegetation programs.


Fort Green
News
By Amy Davis Brown
781-1321 ftgreen4@strato.net
The 2006 "Ice Cream King" has
been dethroned. At Sunday night's
back-to-school homemade ice
cream social, Bud Abbott took the
title away from last year's winner
Randy Davis. Better luck next year,
Dad!
A special prayer service was led
by the Rev. Brian Laker Sunday
morning for all of our students,
teachers, bus drivers, administra-
tion and staff returning to school
this week. Best wishes for a great
school year!
Hunter Davis celebrated his
fourth birthday this past Saturday
afternoon at the home of his uncle
and aunt, Randy and Faye Davis.
The theme was Spiderman.
Hunter's guests enjoyed pizza,
chips, a Spiderman cake and ice
cream along with a Spiderman
pifiata, games and swimming.
Hunter is the son of Mike and
Pam Davis. Dad Mike says that
with all of the many Spiderman-
related gifts received, they could
open up their own Spiderman
museum.
August must be the month for
birthdays. The junior high youth
celebrated the birthdays of
Courtney Alexander and Kaitlyn
Laker last Wednesday night with
light refreshments. Also celebrating
recently were Ashlee Abbott and
Faye Chancey. Happy birthday to
you all!
There's a new baby in the area.
Congratulations to Scott and
Heather Walker on the birth of their
baby girl.
The junior high youth are
reminded that Sunday School will
be held at my house this Sunday.
Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m.
Plans are in the works to revive
the fall festival at Fort Green. The
tentative date has been set for
Saturday, Nov. 3. This will be a
community-wide event and if you
are willing to help plan and orga-
nize, please see me or Brian Laker,
pastor at Fort Green Baptist.


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Summer's Out, School's In!

District's Employees Welcomed Back


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Employees of the Hardee County
School Board were treated to a spe-
cial breakfast sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce last week
to mark the conclusion of the sum-
mer break.
The breakfast gave all of the
employees a chance to get together
before the new school year official-
ly began this Monday. Those who
attended enjoyed free food, prizes
and a nationally recognized guest
speaker.
Beginning at 8 a.m. in the Hilltop
Elementary/Hardee Junior High
School auditorium, the breakfast
was open to everyone employed by
the school system.
Doughnuts and coffee were pro-
vided by Dunkin' Donuts before the
program got under way at 8:30 a.m.
Superintendent of Schools
Dennis Jones began the program by
welcoming all of the employees
back for the 2007-08 school year.
All branches of the school system
were recognized, including teach-
ers, custodians, cafeteria workers,
maintenance staff, bus drivers and
other school-related personnel.
After his opening remarks,
Chrysta Chancey spoke to the
crowd. She is the 2007 Hardee
County Teacher of the Year. She
also welcomed back all of the
employees for the upcoming school
year, and spoke on the importance
that all teachers play in their stu-
dents' lives.
Prizes in the form of gift cards
and other small items were donated
by local businesses and were raf-
fled off before keynote speaker
Jamie Vollmer took the stage.
Vollmer, a former businessman
turned champion of public educa-
tion, talked about the importance of
public education in America. He
praised teachers for what they do,
and encouraged them to take pride
in their work.
He specializes in building confi-
dence and increasing community


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Gilbert Vasquez, of Hardee Senior High School, stands in front
of the Hardee Education Assopiation/United booth at the break-
fast.


The auditorium of Hilltop Elementary School and Hardee Junior High quickly filled up with teach-
ers, para-professionals, maintenance personnel, bus drivers and all manner of school-related
personnel.


support for public school systems.
According to Vollmer's Web site, he
has given over 3,500 presentations
in the past 12 years campaigning
for public education.
Vollmer is an advocate of reform,
but insists that public education
must be broadly and aggressively
supported.
After his presentation, the grand
prize was raffled off. One lucky
member of the Hardee County
school system got to walk away
with a brand new plasma television
donated by PhosChem Supply Co.
Lisa Boehm won the television,
but was not there to receive the
prize. Her daughter, Kari Gicker,
was there to accept it on her behalf.
Following the event, everyone
returned to their worksites to make
their final preparations for the
arrival of students.


Chrysta Chancey, Hardee County Teacher of the Year, spoke to
the teachers about the impact that they have on their students'
lives and how much difference a teacher makes.


Lisa Boehm won the plasma TV donated by PhosChem Supply
Co. but could not attend, accepting on her behalf is her daugh-
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The meeting will be held at the Java Caf6, 202 West Main
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August 23, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 25-2005-CA-000644
STEWART VENTURES, INC.,
a Florida corporation d/b/a
STEWART MOBILE HOMES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID R. SALYER, JR.
Defendants /
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered in
the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Hardee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Hardee
County, Florida, described as:
The South 1/2 of the East 1/2 of
the North 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the
NW 1/4 of Section 12, Township
35 South, Range 25 East.
Together with and subject to an
easement for ingress and egress,
said easement being described
as follows: Begin at the SW cor-
ner of the North 1/2 of the West
1/2 of the North 1/2 of the SE 1/4
of the NW 1/4 of said Section 12;
thence North 030'05" East, 25.00
feet; thence North 8936'48" East,
591.66 feet to the beginning of a
Cul-de-sac Curve concave to the
Southeasterly and having a
radius of 75.00 feet said radii
point being the SE corner of the
North 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of said Section 12; thence
Northeasterly Southerly and
Northwesterly along said curve,
420.26 feet through a central
angle of 31003'27" to the end of
said curve; thence South
89*36'48" West 592.44 feet;
thence North 030'05" East, 25.00
feet to the P.O.B. All of the above
lying and being in Hardee
County, Florida (Tract #3)
together with the manufactured
home situated thereon, more
fully described as:
2005 Forest Manor Manufactured
Home, Model Number: F3248V
FLHML2F1702, Manufacture's
Serial Number:
FLHML3f170229389
at public sale, to the highest and best,
bidder, for cash, on the north front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse located at 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida., at
11:00 a.m., on September 5, 2007.
DATED on August, 2007
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUB-
LIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE
AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO
ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM
THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT
TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. IF
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIEN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL
TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS..
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER
REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT
HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU
TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH
YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK
WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT,
LOCATED AT HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL, 33873;
(863) 773-4174, WITHIN TEN (10)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF
THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE
THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REG-
ISTRY OF THE COURT.
IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL YOUR
HOME OR HIRE SOMEONE TO HELP
YOU CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL
MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ VERY
CAREFULLY ALL PAPERS YOU ARE
REQUIRED TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE
ELSE, PREFERABLE AN ATTORNEY
WHO IS NOT RELATED TO THE PER-
SON OFFERING TO HELP YOU TO
MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDER-
STAND WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING
AND THAT YOU ARE NOT TRANSFER-
RING YOUR PROPERTY OR THE
EQUITY IN YOUR PROPERTY WITH-
OUT THE PROPER INFORMATION, IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MAY CONTACT
HEART OF FLORIDAL LEGAL AID
SOCIETY, INC., AT 510 SOUTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, SUITE 2, BAR-
TOW, FLROIDA 33830; (863) 519-
5663, TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY
FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR SERVICES.
IF THEY CANNOT ASSIST YOU, THEY
MAY BE ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A
LOCAL BAR REFERRAL AGENCY OR
SUGGEST OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU
CHOOSE TO CONTACT THE HARD-
EE COUNTY LEGAL AID SOCIETY
FOR ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD DO
SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE.
ATTN.: PERSONS WITH DISABILI-


TIES. If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommoda-
tions in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator at (863)
534-4686 (voice), (863) .534-7777
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida
Relay Service), within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this Notice.
8:16,23c
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 89o58'59" West
and along the South line of
the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
said Section 10, 30 feet to
the Point of Beginning;
thence continue along the
South line of the NE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4, 360.89 feet;
thence North 0002'24" East,
679.01 feet; thence South
8957'36" 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 89057'36" West
254.66 feet; thence South
0002'24" West 171.21 feet;
thence South 89057'36" East
254.78 feet to said Right-of-
Why; thence South 0000'00"'
East and along said Right-
of-Way 165.02 feet to the
Point of Beginning.

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

Commence at the Southeast
corner of the NE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of said Section 10;
thence South 8958'59" West
and along the South line of
said NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, 30
feet to the Westerly main-
tained Right-of-Way of
Martin Luther King Avenue;
thence North 0000'00" East
and along said Right-of-Way
165.02 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue
North 0000'00" East and
along said Right-of-Way
171.21 feet; thence North
8957'36" West 254.66 feet;
thence South 00*02'24" West
171.21 feet; thence South
89'57'36" East 254.78 feet to
the Point of Beginning.

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

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

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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 I
right, title, or interest in the
described in the Code Enfo
Board liens being foreclosed
and alleges as follows:

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for foreclosure of code enfi
liens on the following descr
property in Hardee County, F

Lots 1 and 2 of Block
Wauchula Heights Add
to the City of Wauch
Hardee County, Floi
recorded in Plat Bar A
Public Records of Har
County, Florida, LESS
following described pro
ty:

Begin at iron pipe at the
corner of Lot 2, Block "1
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to the City of Wauct
Florida, for a point of be
ning, run thence West a
the South line of said Lo
distance of 30 feet t
point; run thi
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the North line of said Lot
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along the East boundary
said Lot 2 a distance
48.85 feet to iron pipe
point of beginning; all I
in Lot 2, Block "B'
Wauchula Heights Add
to the City of Waucl
Florida, recorded in
Book 313, Page 602, Pi
Records of Hardee Co
Florida.

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THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, I
and you are required to ser
of your written defenses, i
Jane M. Hancock, Clifford I
III, P.A., Attorney for Plainti
address is 202 W. Main Stre
103, Wauchula, FL 33873, on
August 31, 2007, and file th
with the clerk of this cou
before service on Plaintiff's
or immediately thereafter; ot
default will be entered again
the relief demanded in the co

Dated this 30 day of July, 20
B. HUGH I
As Clerk of

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IN AND FOR HARDEE CC
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252006DP00
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R. M.J.
DOB: 08/07/2006
Child.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
HEARING ON PETITION
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO
Juan, last name unknown, F
M.J.R., a white female child
August 7, 2006
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unknown, Father of M.J.R., a
female child born on August
Christina Rodriguez, Mother
M.J.R., a white female child
August 7, 2006
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M.J.R.
a white female child
born on August 7, 20
and you are hereby COMMA
personally appear before th
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8:30 a.m., at the HARDEE
COURTHOUSE, 417 WE
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLOI
an ADVISORY HEARING an
FEST BEST INTEREST HEi
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From left are Joe Davis Jr., Hardee County Commission Chairman Bobby Ray Smith, U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson, DeSoto County Commission Chairman Delma Allen, and DeSoto County Manager Craig
Coffee.


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Promises


Support For U.S. 17 4-Laning


iy ng By JIM KELLY
ition Of The Herald-Advocate
hula, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday
O.R. met with about 100 people in
public Wauchula and promised to try to
unty, help get federal funding for four-
laning the remaining 24.2 miles of
y Plaintiff, U.S. 17 from Zolfo Springs south
FLORIDA, to Charlotte County.
ve a copy Hardee County Manager Lex
f any, on Albritton said that in December
M. Ables, 2006 the projected cost of the total
ff, whose project was $286 million.
eet, Suite
or before Nelson said the ultimate decision
e original on what Florida road projects get
urt either done rests with the state
5 attorney Department of Transportation.
herwise a Nelson said he would speak to
st you for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist about the
complaint. U.S. 17 project. He said there are

07. other pressing road needs in Florida
BRADLEY and encouraged local officials to
the Court stay in contact with state elected
officials as well as the FDOT.
nie Coker Joe L. Davis Jr. and the Peace
puty Clerk River Valley Citrus Growers
8:2-23c Association, led by executive
OF THE director Barbara Carlton, organized
CUIT the afternoon event held at the
OUNTY, Panda Restaurant. There were a
A number of officials from DeSoto
N County present as well as a few
)0209 from Charlotte County.
Davis said the main reason for
the senator's appearance was to
explain the need for the completion
/ of the U.S. 17 four-laning.
"Highway 17 is a transportation
E OF issue, an economic development
SFOR issue and a hurricane evacuation
route for southwest Florida," said
Davis.
): Hardee County Commission
father of Chairman Bobby Ray Smith said
born on Hardee has been trying to get the
name four-laning of U.S. 17 for 30 years
a white and said, "Mr. Doyle Parker got the
t 7, 2006 project started."
of Smith said the portions of the
born on highway not four-laned are 10.5
miles from Zolfo Springs to the
lED that a DeSoto County Line, 13.5 miles in
parental DeSoto and about two-tenths of a
n filed by mile in Charlotte.
Iren and Smith cited the importance of the
vestyled project to economic development

Ve named and as a hurricane evacuation route.
"With all the projects proposed, the
population of Hardee County could
double in the next 20 years," said
Smith.
06 Smith said the county commis-
NDED to sions in Hardee, DeSoto and
ie Circuit Charlotte are united behind the pro-
, 2007, at ject.
COUNTY DeSoto County Commission
EST MAIN Chairman Delma Allen said about
RIDA, for
d MANI-r 80 percent of the right of way in
ARING in DeSoto would be donated toward
the four-laning.
APPEAR "The housing demand is here but
'ECIFIED not the market. We need to be able
GHTSAS to buy a $100,000 house for
AMED IN $100,000," said Allen.
INATION Davis said Sen. Nelson is in his
TACHED. second term of office and was for-
ONALLY merely a U.S. representative, state
D TO BE
ERMINA- legislator and state insurance com-
STO THE missioner. The fifth-generation
ION FOR Floridian was president of Key
IENTAL Club International, president of the
4-H Clubs of Florida, president of
*O HAVE his senior class at Melbourne High
r YOU IN School and flew with the Columbia
CANNOT space shuttle in 1986. He was in
)U MUST space six days.
ST THAT Aboard the Columbia in zero
TORNEY ravity he played with and finally
ate a section of Florida grapefruit.
mericans Nelson said Hurricane Charley in
with dis- 2004 came up the U.S. 17 corridor
ccommo- and the worst part was about 10
proceed- miles wide with 140 miles an hour
vidual or
at 1014 winds. The 2004 hurricanes spread
hula, FL citrus canker in Florida.
9746, not A new threat is citrus greening,
the pro- and Nelson said there are millions
(TDD) 1- of dollars in the federal budget to
800-955- help combat this disease. "Citrus is
synonymous with Florida."
t, 2007. Nelson said Congress passed an
, CLERK $11 billion highway funding bill for
s Franks five to six years three years ago and
uty Clerk will pass another highway bill in
8:16-9:6c two years. He said federal road
dollars for the Sunshine State will
s when go to the Florida Department of
*ople is Transportation and the state decides
which projects to build.


Hardee Commission Chair- h
man Bobby Ray Smith dis- Sen. Bill Nelson said he will
try to help with highway pro-'
cu24.s2 msses highway project of ject but said the state makes
2 ithe decision.


Nelson said Congress is trying to
re-instate earmarks, in which spe-
cial' projects can be funded. He
noted abuse of earmarks in the past
resulted in secrecy and corrupnon.
with several people going to jail
"I will work on the Hwy. I pro-
ject from the federal level, but the
FDOT ultimately decides."
Hardee County Commissioner
Mpor Bryanit noted U.S. 1"7 con-
n e with I4 and1-75. '
'Tolfo Springs Mayor George
Neel and Wauchula Mayor Daid
Royal spoke for the highway citng
safety and economics. Glenn
Bowen voiced support.
Nelson noted other road projects
in Florida had to be considered.
Duck Smith noted that agricul-
ture is very important to the U.S.
"America needs agriculture. This is
our way of life. Do not burden us
with too many rules and regula-
tions. Beef and citrus prices are
good now. It seems like some peo-
ple in Florida do not think agricul-
ture is important, that it should be
only a tourist and Disney World
state."
The county agent from DeSoto
stressed the importance of legumes
to put nitrogen into the soil natural-
ly. He noted chemical nitrogen is
very expensive.
Smith said American food is safe
but there has been some imported
food that is not healthy.
Nelson said a totally satisfactory
solution to immigration has not
been passed by Congress. He said
the Democrats control 51 of the


/ -. ,










'


Hardee County Manager Leix
Albritton shows area map.

100 seats in the Senate but it takes
60 votes to cut off debate on a bill
He said some immigration is
needed for the labor pool for agri-
culture, construction and tourism.
"Years ago we had perhaps two
million illegal immigrants. Now
there may be 12 million. On the
other side of the labor issue is bor-
der control and safety from terror-
ism."
Nancy Craft said she was confil
dent Sen. Nelson could help make
the four-laning of U.S. 17 a reality;
considering he flew around the
earth several times combined with
his other accomplishments.


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(USPS 578-780)
Thursday, August 23, 2007


PAGE ONE


Football Friday At Auburndale Swim Teams Hit Water Tuesday

By JOAN SEAMAN ing ranks. He handles the quarter- tight ends. Lee Thomas returns to Swim Teams Hit Water Tuesday


Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat 2007 starts with
the trip tomorrow (Friday) evening
to Auburndale for the Fall Classic.
More than three dozen Wildcats
are expected to suit up for the clash
with the Bloodhounds.
First-year coach Tim Price has
five assistants to fill out the coach-


Aug. 31
Sept. 07
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 28
Oct. 05
Oct. 12
Oct. 19


backs and defensive backs. John
Sharp returns as defensive coordi-
nator and also coaches wide
receivers. Veteran Steve Rewis
covers the offensive line and inside
linebackers, while David Mahoney
works with defensive ends and run-
ning backs. New coach David
Mann has the defensive line and


coach the defensive line.
There were 39 players who went
to summer camp two weeks before
school started. When they were
done with the three-a-days there,
they wcrc relieved to come home to
the afternoon practices.
There are a baker's dozen of
seniors, some more experienced
than others. They include Joseph
Barton, Tyler Bumby, Jimmy
Cimeus, Jayquan Gandy, Jordan
Grimsley, Eddie Hunt, Jason Jester,
Wade Mahoney, Tyrone Pace, Kris
Rossman, Pete Solis, Gerardo
Villegas and Olnel Virgile who may
not be available after his mid-sea-
son 19th birthday.
Juniors on the Wildcat varsity are
Skylar Alden, Chris Anderson,
Jordan Baker, Kenneth Bonds,
Devante Carter, Alex Lanier,
See WILDCATS 4B


North Fort Myers
Fort Meade
@ Riverdale
@ Avon Park#
Lakewood Ranch
@ Sebring#
Open
Braden River#*
@ Cape Coral
DeSoto# **


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The swimming/diving season
starts a slight big earlier this year.
Make that two days earlier than
last year, although it seemed later
as school had started much earlier
than this year.
At any rate, the swim teams have
been practicing for several weeks
in preparation for their start on
Tuesday at Port Charlotte. The
'Cats and Lady 'Cats will also
swim against Northport, Lemon
Bay and Lakewood Ranch in addi-
tion to most of their Class lA
District 5 opponent, All Saints'
Academy of Winter Haven, Avon
Park, Frostproof, Haven Christian
of Winter Haven (girls only), Lake
Placid, Lake Wales, Lakeland
Christian, Mulberry, Ridge Com-
munity of Davenport and Santa Fe
Catholic of Lakeland.
Head coach Dick Daggett and
assistant Jan Brutus have a fairly
large squad this season, sprinkled
generously with underclassmen.
On the distaff side of the ledger,
seniors Sarah Ezelle and Noelia
Pesquera will lead the girls squad,
with experienced junior returnees
Katie Jernigan, Kaitlin Justice,
Katiana Pesquera and Brittany
Wiggins.
Add sophs Samantha Cowart,
Chelsea Goolsby, Heather Kouns
and Ashley Smith and freshmen
Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kate Krause and
Kyndall Robertson for a good mix
of talent and skills.
There's a similar mix on the boys
team which, however, has only
Sean McCandless as a returning
senior. There's a large group of
juniors, including Bradley Adcox,
Sheldon Hartman, Joe Porter. Chris
Reid, Tyler Robertson, Dustin
Spears, Isaac Vasquez and Christo-
pher White. Add in sophs Thomas


Hogenauer, Murad Ottallah, Joshua
Rickett and Jacob Willis and lone
freshman Dylan Justice.
After Tuesday's meet at Port
Charlotte, Hardee returns home to
greet Ridge and Santa Fe for a tri-
meet at the Recreation Complex
pool north of the high school at
5:30 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 30.
September's schedule after
Labor Day with a Thursday trip to
Lemon Bay. That Saturday is the
annual Blackman Relay meet.


There are a trio of home meets and
three on the road to finish out
September. Early October features
a tri-home meet followed by the
Heartland championships at Lake
Placid.
The final regular season meet is
at home on Oct. 9 against Santa Fe
and Ridge, before district swim-
offs the week of Oct. 15-19. Only
those who qualify by placing in the
top four get to advance to the
regional and/or state meets.


Head ~ach TimPric

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Hardee Swimming Wildcats
2007 Schedule

Date Day of Meet Opponent
Week Start
Time
Aug. 28 Tuesday 4:00 AT Port Charlotte High
Aug.30 Thursday 5:30 HOME vs. Ridge Community &
Aug. 30 Thursday 5:30 Sn F Catholic
Santa Fe Catholic
Sept. 6 Thursday 5:00 AT Lemon Bay High School
Sept. 8 Saturday 9:00 AM AT Sebring Blackman Relay
Meet
Sept. 11 Tuesday 4:30 HOME vs. Avon Park
Sept. 13 Thursday 5:00 HOME vs. Northport
Sept. 18 Tuesday 5:00 AT Lake Placid
Sept. 20 Thursday 5:30 AT Frostproof Tri w/Avon Park
(Lake Wales YMCA Pool)
Sept. 25 Tuesday 5:00 HOME vs. Lakewood Ranch
Sept. 27 Thursday 5:00 AT Avon Park
Oct. 4 Thursday 5:00 HOME T- Frostproof
& Lake Placid
Oct. 5 Friday TBA Heartland Diving AT Lake Placid
Oct. 6 Saturday 9:00 am Heartland Championship
Swimming AT Lake Placid
Oct. 9 Tuesday 5:00 HOME vs. Sante Fe Catholic @
Ridge Community
Oct. 15-19 TBA District Meet
Oct. 25-27 TBA *Regional Meet
Nov. 1-3 TBA State Meet

*Note: Only swimmers qualifying for the Regional or State meet attend these meets.


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Hardee


Shrek Helps
Celebrate
4th Birthday
Landon Joseph Newman, the son
of Donny and Patricia Newman of
Wauchula, turned 4 years old on
June 10.
He celebrated on Saturday, June
9, with a birthday party at his home.
Theme for the occasion was Shrek.
Guests were served hot dogs,
chips, dip, cake and ice cream.
Joining in the fun were grandpar-
ents Debbie Edwards and Ron
SClark, Donna and Wayne Newman,
and David and Twonia Edwards;
great-grandmothers Avanell Spenc-
er and Louise Newman; and many
other family members and friends.


COURTESY PHOTO
Stephanie Stephens & Travis Grimes
Stephanie Stephens To

Marry Travis Grimes


Stephanie Leanne Stephens of
Wauchula and Travis Dwayne
Grimes of Polk City announce their
engagement and upcoming mar-
riage.
The couple will exchange wed-
ding vows on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 1
o'clock in the afternoon in Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs. Music will
begin at 12:30.
Following the ceremony, a recep-


tion will be held in the park.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Gene Stephens of Bryan, Texas,
and Michelle Carver of Fort
Meade.
The prospective groom is the son
of Bobby Grimes of Polk City and
Louann Kugler of Summerfield.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to attend the wed-
ding and reception.


COURTESY PHOTO
Birthday honoree Sue Godfrey with two sets of great-great-grandchildren who are part of the fifth
generation: (from left) Savannah Sperry, twins Kinzee and Morgan Sperry, and Jordan Sperry.
Savannah and Jordan are the daughters of Wade and Missy Sperry, while the twins are the chil-
dren of Lee and Kelly Sperry of Jacksonville.

Sue Godfrey Celebrates 92 Years


Landon


Anna Sue Godfrey celebrated her
92nd birthday recently with a party
at the home of her granddaughter,
Carla Sperry.
Godfrey was born on Aug. 2,
1915, in Collard Valley, Ga., to
Silas Jones and Bertha Smalley.
She wed the late Ralph Godfrey,
from Zolfo Springs, in 1932.
The couple resided in Georgia,
running a dairy and raising four


children, Anne Godfrey Terrell,
Ralph Godfrey Jr., Evelyn Godfrey
Whitfield and the late Eugene
"Hank" Godfrey.
While the couple were on vaca-
tion in 1959 visiting relatives in
Wauchula, Ralph Godfrey decided
to stay, getting a job at the Ford
place and sending his wife back to
Georgia to get their belongings and
their youngest daughter, Evelyn,


who was still living at home. They
purchased the house that Sue
Godfrey still resides in today.
Meanwhile, Ralph Godfrey ran
the Phillips 66 gas station on the
corner of Palmetto Street and U.S.
17 in Wauchula until his retirement
in 1974. He died in 1983.
Sue Godfrey has six grandchil-
dren, 13 great-grandchildren and
eight great-great-grandchildren.


CHAMBER DIRECTOR SPEAKS


Come to the 4- H Open House

& Enrollment Event

Thursday, August 30

3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Civic Center Auditorium


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Renew your membership
See what new projects are available
Learri about new special interest programs,
events and judging teams
For more information call your club leader or the
4-H office at 773-2164
The Florida Cooperative Extension Service programs are available to all without regards to race, color, sex, age, religion,
national origin or handicapping conditions. soc8:23,


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Casey Prescott, new executive director of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce, spoke to
the Hardee Rotary Club on Aug. 8 at the Panda Restaurant in Wauchula. She formerly worked for
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. She said the chamber has several busy
months coming up. Pictured (from left) are Dawn Atkinson-Jones, Chamber of Commerce Vice
President Vanessa Hernandez, Prescott and Wanda C. Gunn.








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Teens Ki
"For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works." This verse from Ephesians
describes the youth group of First
Baptist Church of Bowling Green.
On July 29 through Aug. 1, the
local FBCBG teens accompanied
by 21 youngsters from the First
Baptist Church of Starke took on a
special project that was not only
physically but mentally challenging
as well.
The united youth groups worked
together to improve three main
sites in the community of Bowling
Green: City Hall, Pyatt Park and a
local home.
From 8 in the morning until 3 in
the afternoon, the young people
worked to complete different tasks
such as landscaping, painting and
pressure washing. Working togeth-
er, reaching out and making a few
areas of town more picturesque
were their goals.
Ages from 13 to 18 all pulled
together and accomplished their
purpose, along with the help of sev-
eral adult chaperones and volun-
teers.
Although community service
was a very important goal, the
youth group's main objective was,
to witness to the whole community
about Christ's love. At 6 o'clock,
after a long workday, the teens
would explore the neighborhoods
of Bowling Green, evangelizing
and telling everyone about Jesus.
Traveling door-to-door, many of
the teens had the chance to lead
several citizens of the city to Christ,


Edward H

Eagle-Sco
Edward Hunt, 17, of Ona, is well
on his way to earning the highly
sought-after rank of Eagle Scout.
Edward is working hard to com-
plete his final project, building a
nature trail in Hardee Lakes Park.
The trail leads to a large oak tree
which has an eagle's nest in it. That
particular tree had been "worked
around" during the time the area
was still being mined for phos-
phate.
"The trail is coming along fine,
we expect it to be done within the
month," said Earl Powell, manager
of Hardee Lakes Park.
Reaching about a quarter-mile,
when completed the nature trail
will have park benches along it,
culverts for drainage and may pos-
sibly be shelled. '
Helping Edward complete his
project are the fellow members of
his scout troop: Andy Hunt, Jake
Grice, Kendall Grice, Clark Zelyk
and Matt Fite.
An Eagle Scout project must be
selected by the scout, submitted to


nock On Doors For Christ
and invited them to visit the First more was saved in the service at surrounding areas a better pla
Baptist Church of Bowling Green. FBCBG on Wednesday night. than when we found it. It has be
They did this for three days, knock- Pastor Blake Albritton comment- a blessing to see our church a
ing on over 200 doors total 142 ed at the close of the week, "In our FBC Starke's young and old ali
of those doors were answered. mission field we call home, I am come together and do their best
The result of all their efforts was convicted that God has placed us see the people of Bowling Gre
that 13 people were saved and one here to make our community and come to know Christ as Lord."


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Jalyn Jayquan

HHS Students In


Summer College


COURTESY PHOTO
Teens from the First Baptist Church in Bowling Green and in Starke joined forces for several goals
with success. Participants pictured are (front row, from left) Brennan Starling, Grace Dennison,
Hunter Shannon, David Best, Daniel Crews, Sean Jones and Joe Fennell; (second row) Merry
Dennison, Matt Weaver, Holly Best, Chelsea Tatum, Emma Sheppard, Samantha Stocker, Christina
Stocker, Cassie Cothron and Chrissy Tatum; (third) Matthew Scott; and (behind him and in back,
from left) Cody Parker, Zac Coe, Jack Tatum, James Shannon, Barrett Cooper, Caleb Cook,
Christy Gonzales, Aaron Johnson, Angelia Crews, Chris Davis, Andy Harper, Will Matz, Matt
Greubel, Nicole Bromley, Brit Howard and Joe Adams. Not pictured are Justin Bromley, Austin
Helms, Aaron Spinks, Hannah Spinks and Sarah Mahoney.


unt Nears

)ut Status
a committee for review then com-
pleted under the boy's supervision.
Once it is completed, he must
resubmit his project to the commit-
tee for one last review.
If the Eagle Scout committee
approves the project, then it will be
accepted .and he will be one step
closer to the final rank.
Sue Baker, area scout coordina-
tor, said, "The project is just one of
the things that scouts must do in
order to become an Eagle Scout.
They must also obtain 21 merit
badges and perform .community
service for rank they achieve with-
in the scouts."
As if that were not strenuous
enough, all of this is on a time limit.
Edward must have all of the
requirements for Eagle Scout com-
pleted before his 18th birthday,
which is coming up before the end
of the year.
Baker said that all he lacks, how-
ever, is one final merit badge -
which he will be receiving soon -
and the completion of his project.


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Senior Jayquan Gandy and soph
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spend part of their summer in the
college environment, each being
accepted into a special program at
Florida A& M University in
Tallahassee.
Both were introduced to the pro-
gram through their pastor, Rev.
Reginald Franklin of First Baptist
Church, who has been involved
with the program for eight years.
He has been pastor in Wauchula for
one year.
Gandy, senior football player,
spent from June 10 to July 20 in the
Black Male College Explorers
Program. The six-week program
offered a variety of experiences
designed to interest students in pro-
grams in agriculture, food sciences,
veterinary care, natural resources
and similar topics.
Days were spent in a combina-
tion of seminars, field trips, labs
and workshops, with time for shop-
ping and social activities such as
bowling and parties.


Smith, a JV cheerleader, spent
June 13 to July 1 looking at career :
skills and concepts required in the
fields of engineering technology, or
food and agricultural sciences.
The were classes and fieldtrips in
agribusiness, plant and social sci-
ences, animal science, entymology
and structural pest control, land-
scape design and management and
ornamental horticulture, among
many options.
One of the youngest to attend her
session, Smith was chosen as one of
two students to give. the welcome at
the closing program on June 30.
She returned home enthused and
spent the balance of the summer
volunteering at the American
Cancer Society office in downtown
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4B The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2007


Hardee Varsity Football 2007


Wade Mahoney
Jimmy Cimeus
Jarius Lindsey
Jayquan Gandy
Kelsheem White
Jake Mayer
Olnel Virgile
Esayi Youyoute
Postene Louisjeune
Jordan Grimsley
Antjuan Jones
Pete Solis
Juan Salazar
Nolan Neuhouser
Charlie Powell
Devante Carter
Damien Richards
Gerardo Villegas
Michael McTaw
Lance Mason
David Newcomb
Skylar Alden
Alex Lanier
Jason Jester
Logan Thomas
Tyler Alden
Tyler Bumby
Eddie Hunt
Kenneth Bonds
Dalton Farr
Brett Tyson
Jordan Baker
Carlos Ramirez
Chris Anderson
Tyrone Pace
Justin Tomlinson
Kris Rossman
Nick Battles
Joseph Barton


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Postene Louisjeune, Lance Mason,
Michael McTaw, Nolan Neu-
houser, David Newcomb, Charlie
Powell, Carlos Ramirez, Damien
Richards, Juan Salazar, Logan
Thomas, Justin. Tomlinson and
Brett Tyson.
There's a handful of selected
sophomores and freshmen. Sophs
are Tyler Alden, Nick Battles,
Dalton Farr, Antjuan Jones,
Kelsheem White and Esayi.
Youyoute, whilethe freshman duet
is Jarius Lindsey and Jake Mayer.
Youyoute may get the nod as the
starting quarterback, occasionally
.spelled by Grimsley. Cimeus and
Gandy are the most experienced
running backs. Newcomb comes
off a power year at linebacker.


A dozen more saw more playing
time last season, but most were on
reserves or are up from the junior
varsity level.
Come early, get a good seat, and
see the 2007 version of the Hardee
Wildcats.
The regular season starts withW.a
pair of -home games, Aug. 31 -vs.
North Fort Myers and Sept. 7 vs.
Fort Meade. The season stretches
to Nov. 9, with district contests on
the road at Avon Park and Sebring,
and home for Braden River and
DeSoto. There is an open date on
Oct. 12 and the season ends Nov. 9
at Ridge Community High in
Davenport.
Homecoming is early, Oct. 19 vs.
Braden River. Senior Night is the
DeSoto game on Nov. 2.


Auburndale Varsity Football

No. Name Grade
2 Keeshawn Maxwell 10
3 Anthony McGrady 12
4 Ike Jasper 11
5 Ta'ree Armstrong 11
6 Brandon Reynolds 12
7 Demarcus Davis 11
10 Eric Boswell 12
11 Martin Carter 12
14 Michael McMahan 12
27 Josh DePuy 12
20 Doug Rogers 10
21 Kier Booker 11
22 Travis Finley 12
24 Fredrick Odom 10
25 Jahmal Gooden 10
28 Tyrone Robinson 12
32 Ryan Cooper 12
34 Kamron Davis 9
40 Kenny Davis 11
42 Jamell Brown 11
45 Stephon Martin 9
54 Christian Harmon 11
58 Ryan Williams 12
62 Michael Coats 12
66 Chris Holmes 11
67 John Healy 12
68 Kalen Maynard 12
70 Ryan McKee 11
71 Sidney Garrett 11
74 Dale Crosby 12
75 Chase Feacher 12
81 Wisler Ymonice 10
82 Jeamiah Crawford 10
85 Geoffrey Hilson 12
89 Steven Golden 12

Head Coach Pat Dooley
Charles Graves, Dave Robson, Matt Costine,
Paul Greena and Jeremy Hurd


Youth Soccer
,By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a successful summer camp,
Hardee Soccer Club has set its soc-
cer season.
Coaches and sponsors are needed
well before the Nov. 12-Feb. 29
season.
"Community support is the key.
Every kid should have the opportu-
nity to play," said coordinators.
Anthony LawYue and Wendy
Guzman.
Registration for the three divi-
sions, under 8, 8 to 12, and under
14, begin this Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 318 W.
Main St., Wauchula. The fee is $65
per player, which includes the play-

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Additional registrations will be
held on successive Saturdays, Sept.
8 and Sept. 15.
To be a sponsor or coach, or for
more information, call 863-529-
5510. Spanish speakers may call
863-781-2108.


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COURTESY PHOTO
A trio of teen golfers had the opportunity to play championship
golf earlier this month. All have been in the area Sertoma sum-
mer program. Kaleb Saunders (from left) and Justin Painter,
both of Wauchula, and Roben Griffin of Sebring, joined others
from around the state at the Florida Junior Golf Association's
Championships held at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
They were in the 16-18 groups, with their teams finishing 14th
and 21st. Saunders returns to Hardee High for his senior golf
season. Painter is a freshman who will be playing golf for the
Webber International University Warriors at Babson Park.



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August 23, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Legion Of Doom Wins Tournament


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At the end of a very long day of
softball, the Legion of Doom was
the only team left undefeated.
The double-elimination, post-
season tournament for the Men's
Community League started at 8
a.m. and ended nearly 12 hours
later when the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. Legion of Doom
downed Merrill Lynch 18-11 to
become the tournament champions.
Play began on all three fields at 8
a.m. On Field 2, it was a 1-0 forfeit
win for Leisure Signs when Severt
Strike Force opted not to show up.
The game on Field 3 was a
marathon nail-biter, with Hampton
Electric/Paws Promotion outlasting
Black List 19-18.
Erick Virgile homered and
tripled among his three hits for
Hampton. Francisco Prieto was the
only triple-tally batter. O.T. Baez,
Osles Lazarre, Jackson Frenot,
Ryan Roehm, Pierre Lazarre and
Virgile touched home twice each.
Bryan Pelham hit for the cycle
for Black List, with a single,
homer, triple and double. Aaron
Nadasky chipped in with a pair of
triples. Pelham put four runs on the
board, Keith Nadasky and Chase
Revel three apiece and Scotty
Dixon, George Dickey and Aaron
Nadasky two each.
On Field 4, the day started with
PRECO's first win, 27-14, over
The Krew, Division II season win-
ner.
For Legion, Mike Mahoney,
Scott Driskell and Billy Alexy all
homered, with Alexy's a grand
slam topping an eight-run, fifth-
inning. Leadoff batter Brian Alexy,
Daniel Barnett and Matt Bell all
circled the bases four times.
The Krew countered with homers
by J.R. Bass and Raul Garcia, who
both also tripled. Josh Mayer, Eric
Russell, Hank Butler, Cody Greene
and Bass each came around to
score twice. '
In the next Field 4 game, Merrill
Lynch defeated Suburban 20-13.
Ray Rivas homered twice and
Fred Hodges homered and doubled
for Merrill Lynch. Jose Perez,
Francisco Rodribuez, Mario
Tamayo, Ruben Rivas and Ray
Rivas all put three runs on the
board.


Robbie Bond smacked the only
homer for Suburban, one of his
three hits. Ryn Heine chipped in
with a four-for-five night at the
plate. Bond was the only three-
score batter, but Travis Wiggins,
Ches Graham, Mike Carte, Bran-
don Sellers and Roy Rodriguez
each scored twice.
On Field 3, the Mosaic
Regulators won 21-5 over Leisure
Signs.
. West Palmer homered twice and
Alan Tubbs added a grand-slam to
cap off the 15-run first inning.
Palmer scored four times and
Austin Helms, Jerry Albritton and
Tubbs each came home three times.
For Leisure, a Jose Gomez dou-
ble was the only long-ball hit.
Francisco Figueroa had twin hits.
Lee Valadez, Andrew Hinojosa and
Emmanuel Rivera joined Figueroa
and Gomez in coming home.
In the 9:30 game on Field 2, Big
T downed Hampton 22-2.
Willie Dickerson, Lewis Martin,
Abel Hernandez and James Blum
all homered for Big T. Leadoff bat-
ter Kellon Durrance scored four
times. Dickerson, Joe Porter and
Hernandez each put three runs on
the board.
Baez and Osles Lazarre were the
only batters to score for Hampton,
aided by a Marc Reali hit. Other
batters were stranded.
The 11 a.m. game on Field 2 was
another forfeit by Severt, moving
The Krew along in the winner's
bracket.
On Field 3, Suburban beat Black
List 14-5, its second loss bowing
them. out of the tourney.
For Suburban, Rob Davis home-
red and doubled and Graham also
homered. Sellers tripled. Carte was
the only triple-tally batter.
A Pelham grand slam which put
four of the five runs on the board
for Black List was the only bright
spot. It also scored Keith Nadasky,
Calvin Bates and Dixon. Lee
Reddick doubled and scored for the
other run for the squad.
On Field 4, PRECo stayed in the
winner's bracket with a 24-9 victo-
ry over Mosaic.
Bell had the hot hand for PRECo,
with a pair of homers and pair of
doubles. He put four runs up, with
Vent Crawford adding three more
and seven batters scoring twice
apiece.


Mosaic dropped into t -; loser's
bracket despite a home; ad double
from Palmer. Tubbs had triple tal-
lies and Helms, added twin scores.
In the next game on Field 4, The
Krew stayed alive with a 14-9 win
over Leisure Signs which was elim-
inated with its second loss.
Homers by Butler and Russell
and three scores by Eddie Strange
helped propel The Krew to the win.
For Leisure, a Valadez double
was the only extra-base hit. Elias
Ramirez had twin hits and scored
three times. Rigo Briones, Robbie
Lee, A.J. Danielson, Hinojosa, Sam
Rivera and Figueroa added the
other runs.
On Field 3, Big T stayed in the
winner's bracket with a 12-8 win
over Merrill Lynch.
Durrance, Hernandez and Wayne
Graham each homered for Big T.
Durrance also smacked a pair of
doubles. W.T. Redding and Bryan
Smith each put a trio of tallies on
the board. Martin, Graham and
Rene Guzman added two apiece.
For Merrill Lynch, Hollywood
Clogston homered twice and Ruben
Rivas added a solo shot. Clogston
was the only three-score batter.
Perez added two runs.
On Field 2, the 12:30 game was
one-sided, with Suburban taking an
18-1 win over Hampton.
Wiggins, Roy Rodriguez, Carte
and Davis each homered for
Suburban. Heine sliced a pair of
triples and pair of doubles and
Carte doubled three times. Heine
scored all four times he got on base
and Wiggins had three runs.
Hampton had a hard time getting
on base. Eric Grace had twin hits.
Reali scored the only run. A half
dozen other batters were also
stranded, along with Grace.
The last of the three-field games
was at 2 p.m. On Field 2, Mosaic
won 23-5 over Suburban.
Austin Helms homered twice and
doubled for Mosaic. He scored four
times, and Wally Helms, Todd
Rogers and Palmer each put three
runs on the board. Todd
McKinnish, Greg Moye and
Johnny Long added twin tallies.
Doubles by Carte and Dale
Roberts were the only extra-base
hits for Suburban. Heine,
Rodriguez, Davis, Sellers and
Roberson each put a run on the
board.
On Field 3, Merrill Lynch elimi-
nated The Krew with a 20-9 win.
Hendry, Ruben Rivas and


Hodges each homered for Merrill
Lynch. Will Tyson was the only
three-tally batter. Hodges, Felix
Salinas and Samuels each put a pair
of runs on the board.
A Bass homer and pair of dou-
bles by Jonathan Ali 5,o were the
big blows for The Krew. Ryan
Thomas and Allison each came
home twice and Butler, Strange,
Bass, Keith Weems and Ralph Arce
all scored a run.
The final game on Field 4 was an
18-12 win for PRECo over Big T,
dropping it into the loser's bracket.
Peck Harris tripled and doubled
for PRECo and Barnett also tripled.
Billy Alexy and Barnett circled the
bases three times apiece and Brian
Alexy, Bell and Mikey Driskell
added twin scores.
For Big T, Blum homered and
Graham doubled. Martin, Porter,
Hernandez and Blum each scored
twice and Durrance, Redding and


Graham had solo scores.
The remainder of the games were
on Field 3, as PRECo waited for an
opponent.
In the loser's bracket Merrill
Lynch stayed alive with a pair of
victories. In the first, Merrill Lynch
eliminated the Mosaic Regulators
13-11 in another close encounter.
Perez, Ray Rivas and Tamayo
hit homers for Merrill Lynch.
Ruben Rivas had three hits.
Thomas Trevino, Clogston, Hen-
dry, Perez and Ray Rivas each
touched home twice.
Palmer homered and doubled for
Mosaic. Austin Helms had three
scores and. Wally Helms joined
Palmer with three hits apiece.
Palmer put two runs on the board
and Albritton, Tubbs, Moye, Jason
Johnson and Rogers added a run
each.
In its next outing Merrill Lynch
downed Big T 18-13.
Perez, Ray Rivas and Clogston
hit homers for Merrill Lynch. Ray
Rivas had four hits and four scores
and Ruben Rivas also had four hits.


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Clogston and Perez each added
three runs and Hendry had two.
Homers by Redding and Blum
and a double by Porter highlighted
the Big T effort. Durrance scored
three times, and Redding, Smith
and Guzman added twin tallies.
Down to the final game of the
day, when a weary Merrill Lynch
came out of the loser's bracket to
face PRECo, which claimed the 18-
11 victory and tourney champi-:
onship.
Barnett homered 'and Harris
slapped three doubles for PRECo's
Legion of Doom. Leadoff batter
Brian Alexy came around to score
four times. Billy Alexy and Barnett
each added three tallies and Bell
and Crawford added two each.
For Merrill Lynch, Clogston
homered and doubled and Ray
Rivas and Rodriguez each home-'
red. Hendry had three hits. Perez
and Clogston were two-score bat-
ters and Hendry, Ray Rivas,
Hodges, Salinas, Samuels, Rob
Torres and Rodriguez each added a
run.


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Soccer Season
November 12 February 29


REGISTRATION TIME!
Registrations for the 2007-2008 season will be held on Saturday, August
25; Saturday, September 8 and Saturday, September 15 from 8 am until
3 pm. Registrations will be held at the Elks Lodge at 318 W. Main St. in
Wauchula. The fee is $65 per player, which includes the player's uniform
and registration card.

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ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE
Animal cruelty and abuse has always been a highly controversial issue
in our society. However, I believe the public's perceptions of the issues
involved has.changed dramatically since the Atlanta Falcons' quarterback,
Michael Vick, was arrested on federal dog-fighting charges.
I am going to do a three-article series on the subject and maybe with
all sides of the issue from a traditional, contemporary perspective. I realize,
of course, this is a volatile subject with people already polarized about
things like euthanasia of people and various other hot-button issues.
I have been a practicing veterinarian for 40 years, and at no time have
we ever encouraged or supported anyone who fought either chickens or
dogs. I have also examined and treated dogs whose owners admitted they
had reached the point where they were fighting their dogs.
I remember the owner told me he didn't ask his dogs to do anything
they didn't enjoy doing, and apparently he thought his dogs enjoyed fight-
ing in a ring while spectators bet on which dog would survive. There have
been pit bull dogs bred for generations, specifically to fight, just like grey-
hounds have been bred to run. Even though they have the basic genetic
code greyhounds have almost become a different species in the way they
function.
The greyhounds have a higher hemoglobin and higher hematocrit than
all other breeds because they are bred to run. As a consequence, they devel-
op a completely different blood analysis that allows them to process oxy-
gen faster than other animals.
Pit bulls have developed an aggressive mentality that goes beyond their
normal flight or fight or protecting their own. They also have a high pain
threshold. I believe the most successful fighting dogs have the highest pain
threshold and having dealt with these biological developments, I would like
to deal with some specific issues.
When I graduated from vet school I took an oath to temper pain with
anesthesia. The veterinary oath parallels the Hippocratic in human medi-
cine. We took that oath and over the years, as I interacted with my client's
animals, both large and small, I have personally become more compassion-
ate and sensitive to an animal's pain or abuse. Frankly cruelty or abuse is
repugnant to me.
However I grew up in a the country with the philosophy that God gave
man dominion over animals. Good men took good care of their animals just
like they take care of their children and their families. It was accepted that
men were innately good, they would innately behave in a good manner.
I have over the course of my life seen more than one man give anoth-
er man a serious thrashing over the abuse of an animal and there were
countless stories about people who vehemently defend the rights of all ani-
mals.
I would like to use this week's article as an introduction and in the
course of the next two weeks deal with both sides of this issue. There are
people who are adamantly opposed to anything they consider animal cruel-
ty or abuse. There are also people who came from a culture where fighting
dogs and chickens is acceptable as much as having animals in a traditional
sporting manner like bird dogs or fox-hound hunting dogs.




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NEW LISTING: App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry.
Call for information.
NEW LISTING: Just like new this 3BR 2B CB home has been remodeled
from top to bottom. All new everything including kitchen cabinets, granite tile
countertops, appliances, bathroom fixtures, floors and more. Call for infor-
mation. $147,000.
NEW LISTING: 1 acre lot in Bowling Green. $30,000.
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.
* This beautiful 3 BR 2 1/2 Bth, approx. 3200 S.F. 2005 home in Ona communi-
ty 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, 24\36 Pole Barn. $399,000 $289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,"00 $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 foir 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.
B Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associatel
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
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L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2007/2008 sea-
son and beyond. Contact Mark
Manuel @781-0384. 6:28tfc



1999 SUBURBAN, great condition,
loaded, $7,850. 767-6078. 8:16-23p
1986 CHEVY SILVERADO 350,
CID/400, A/C, excellent condition.
735-2626. 8:16-23c
2003 KIA RIO, 19,000 original miles,
one owner, excellent condition, $6,800
OBO. 781-9083. 8:2-30p
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


WHITE '99 CAMRY, good shape,
clean, loaded, $5,700. 863-635-1436.
8:23p
'03 SILVERADO 1500, A-1 cond., take
over payments, due to retirement.
863-773-6263. 8:16-23p



4 HP YAMAHA BOAT motor, $400
OBO, excellent condition. Phone 773-
9122. -8:23-9:20p
'79 16 FT. SABRE w/ 115 Merc., all
new electronics, tires, lights, life jack-
ets, boat looks good, no leaks,
$1,500. 773-9203 evenings. 8:23p
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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)
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Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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1990 PONTOON BOAT, 28 foot w/foam
filled pontoons, 1/2 covered w/new
bimini top, 55 HP Suzuki 4 stroke out-
board, center console, all gear, dual
axle trailer. Call Tom 863-735-1801.
8:16-23p


HANDICAP LIFT CHAIR recliner, very
nice condition, last week here, must
sell; $250. 231-907-0316 or 863-832-
0334. 8:23p
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children. Four year degree in Early Childhood or related field.
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hours, occasional evenings and varying daytime shifts. Must have
or be able to obtain a Florida driver's license. Send. resume to
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FL 33873.
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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 acre.
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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


See this delightful CB/Stucco home located in well
maintained neighborhood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq ft;
screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and new roof.
$199,000
HERITAGE HOUSE Walking distance to schools,
shopping, post office and more 4B/2Bth home; 3
fireplaces, carriage house, detached garage. $250,000
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
Invest in this peaceful 5 acres with 3B/lBth home; 2
porches, ceiling fans, country kitchen, some furniture
included with sale; 3 wells on property. $135,000
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
PRICE REDUCED GREAT BUY FOR THIS
2B/lBth, C/B home with wood burning fireplace;
fenced yard; family neighborhood. $88,500
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
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!


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

Doiis Lambert
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
Grissom 5 ACRES with 3B/lBth CB home plus mobile
home; 3 wells and 3 septic systems on property; locat-
ed 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
PRICED RIGHT GET READY FOR SCHOOL!
Purchase this recently renovated 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco,
2244 square foot home, nicely landscaped lot and locat-
ed in great family neighborhood. $159,900
GREAT PRICE HERITAGE HOME AT A GREAT
PRICE! 3B/2Bth with 2 wood burning fireplaces, hard-
woold floors, wrap around porch, high ceilings; charm-
ing house at a charming price! $114,900
QUIET GETAWAY! 5 ACRES, excellent location for
this 3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home; newly updated kitchen;
property is fenced and cross fenced ready for your
horses or other livestock; in the country but close to
town. $229,900
COUNTRY LIVING just outside of town! 5 acres
fenced and cross fenced and 4B/2Bth M/H; 2387 square
feet; built in 1998; large pole barn. $160,000
MAKE OFFER on this 3B/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
PERFECT GET-A-WAY on Lake Redwater! Enjoy this
2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new windows over-
looking the peaceful lake; situated on approximately
one acre. $238,900
House and 5 Acres! $200,000
Two 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city water and
sewer; paved road frontage. Each $35,000
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
10.52 acres of pasture land; nice fish pond with dock;
located in eastern Hardee County. $157,800
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $215,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased separately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64 West,
4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery. Owner financing
to qualified buyer. $79,000


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LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
RIIODA McCOY..................245-0753
JUDY IIINERMAN.............735-0268


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT IIINERMAN........227-0202
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PART-TIME POSITION FOR medical
office. Duties include front desk as
well as back. Must be bi-lingual.
Experience preferred. Send resume to
117 West Bay Street, Wauchula 33873
or fax to773-2916. 8:23-30c
FT PATIENT TRANSPORTATION dri-
ver w/benefits. Monday-Friday.
Driving record will be checked. Please
fax resume to 767-1216. 8:23p
SALES/SERVICE POSITION Apply in
person UIIrich's Water Conditioning
Service, 409 Goolsby Street,
Wauchula. 8:23-30c


WELDER/FITTER experienced, full
time, possible over time, benefits. Call
941-776-2723. 8:23c
P/T RETAIL MERCHANDISER Large
greeting card company is seeking
merchandiser for local Wauchula
area, 10-15 daytime hours. Busy retail
environment. Seeking highly motivat-
ed individual, $8/hr. 1-800-373-3636,
voicemail 92610. 8:23-9:6c
CLEANING BIDS ARE OPEN for
cleaning at Dry Prairie Baptist Church,
Duette, FL. License & insurance
required. Inquire at 813-634-1988 or
941-776-3045. 8:23c


HOUSE FOR SALE Great neighbor-
hood, new roof, privacy fence, 3/2/2,
$192,000. 832-0760. 8:23p
2/3 BEDROOM, 1 B/CB home on 2 1/2
acres, Popash area, 28x30 detached
garage, 500 sf screen room, new
appliances, wood floors, open plan,
$187,600. 863-781-1902. 8:23-9:20p
MUST SELL! 4BR/1 1/2 B block home,
409 Palmetto, Bowling 'Green,
$109,000. 781-1062. 8:23c


BOY SIZE 7-8 name brand clothes, $5
set. 735-8346. 8:23p
PIANO, UPRIGHT, with accessories,
$600. 231-907-0316 or 863-832-0334.
8:23p
BF GOODRICH MUD TERRAIN T/A, LT
305, 70R.16 tires, 1 new and 4 used,
$350 OBO. 445-0572 375-4792.
8:23-30p
2000 YAMAHA 800cc, 3 seater, garage
kept, $3,500. 781-2480. 8:23-9:20p


2 RAILROAD POCKET watches,
Hamilton 21J, Illinois 15J, $1,000'
FIRM. 735-1640. 8:23p
LEATHER CUSHIONED pedicure
chair, ceramic tub, remote massage,
excellent condition, $250. 863-285-
6888. 8:23p


BACH STRADIVARIUS TRUMPET.
Paid $2,000, asking $1,000. Mute,
case, some music included. 773-0618.
8:16-23p
'94 TOYOTA CAMPER top, $100; car
lift, heavy duty, $2,000.773-2396 leave
message, cell 832-0334. 8:16-9:13p


STAFFING SE ICES. INKC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085


159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


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ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873 r
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Lisa Douglas


Special of the Week
10 acres just outside Wauchula. Water & sewer available. Can
be subdivided into 4 tracts. 3BR CB Home. Greenbelt possi-
ble. Ready for your horses, cattle or 4 wheelers.
Only $189,000.

Frame Home located on 3.43 acres off Gebhart Rd. 2 bedrooms and 2
baths with open front elevated front porch plus creek on property. Also
includes central air/heat, stove, 2 refrigerators, dishwasher and disposal.
Call today to view this well maintained 2 story home. Offered at $189,000.
Land For Sale- Your choice 5-10 acres or more.
Commercial Opportunities Lots Laundromat with excellent volume -
others.
New Homes in Wauchula Bowling Green & Zolfo Springs. Excellent
financing up to 100%.
Mobile Homes Good inventory reasonably priced various locations.


Get The Most For Your Money
3BR 2BA CB Home Over 2000 sq. ft. under roof.
8 lots Located at 509 Banana Street, Bowling Green.
Financing Available. Call today. $109,000.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


SWAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY




Daniel Lanier
Amanda Mish
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 John Freeman (863
ioe 863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863
863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano 863
(863) 781-4585 Jason Johnson (863


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) 781-4084
) 559-9392
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2. & 3 Bedroom lpts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available *

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S(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 IM. 12:00 Noon


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2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's Club.
SZoned Historic, C-l, 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.
Concrete block 3BR/1Bth large fenced corner lot. 804 S. 9th Ave. Asking
$75,000.
I 1 acre MOL zoned C-behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
Commercial Property zoned C-10 behind Peace Valley Motel. 3 apt. unit
needs completion. $60,000.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
2.0arspiecre R6 .adGlve rv.$000


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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


NEW LISTING
The Fruitville Ranch. One of a
kind development property. 356
acres in Sarasota. 2769 feet on
Fruitville Road. Designated
vilage/Open Space_$20,00Q000._
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! 127 acres! Call for price
and details!
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 gar.age. sking339,000. _
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently remod-
eled mobile home. Large pole
barn._$225 .00 _______
UNDER CONTRACT!
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.
10 beautiful acres ready to build
on. Plenty of shade trees in a great
country setting. $150,000....
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE!
4.8 Acre deed restricted home-
sites. Startingat$?99000...
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect for
country living! Well already on the
property. $122,50p0._. .....
Two mini-ranches! One is 5.95t
acres, the other is 6.65 acres.
$99,500 each. .
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000 . .. .
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!


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


What a great opportunity to own
waterfront property! 2BR/2BA
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! _ _ _ __-- -
UNDER CONTRACT BRIAR-
WOOD LOT! $45,000_.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2 BR
1 BA mobile home. Huge Quonset.
Asking $416,000!
10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Near Lake Wales. Lake
frontage. Onily_$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 Jer acre.
74 acres of prime development
property. City water and sewer
within 1/2 mile. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement. $20,000
per acre. _ _ _ _ _
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on State
Road 64.
500 ac grove in Desoto County.
55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids.
All microjet. $4,90q0000
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at
$12,500 er a .cre..........
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, wel..................
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 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 L John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 11 Rick Knight
(863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana
(863) 677-1499 1


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
(863) 677-3051
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Joe L7Davais


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REALTORS


(863) 773-21

REALTOR
JOE L. DAV
JOE L. DAVIS
JOHN H. O'N


John O'Neal


See more listings at www.joeldavis.coi
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Generous sized
200x100 ft MH lot just north of
Bowling Green. Well, septic and
power pole in place. $27,000!
NEW LISTING! Investor's Choice,
3BR/1BA, CB home on 4.76 acs,
close to Arcadia. $169,900!
PRICE REDUCED! Englewood:
bayside home, on deep water canal.
$800,000!
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed
restrictions, beautiful homesites.
$20,000/ac!
HOMESITES OR INVESTMENT!
Four residential lots in Indian Lake
Estates. Three lots are 100'x218',
listed for $22,000 each. One is
200'x218', listed for $46,000! Golf
course, community center, fishing
pier, and shops!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
450' on N Fl Ave. Zoned commer-
cial. $360,000!
New 2006 model MH, 3BR/2BA,
1674 SF sits on 5 fenced acs, and
has been beautifully maintained.
Well w/water softener & aerator,
24'X12' shed. $175,000!
Lots of mature oak trees make this
9.8 acs a beautiful homesite. Very
close to Wauchula & Zolfo Springs
w/over 200' fronting SR 64. A-I zon-
ing allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOPMENT!
24 acs w/frontage on SR 64, W of
Zolfo Springs. $500,000!
'Two parcels w/200+ft Peace River
frontage & city water & sewer.
ONE:1.14 ac, zoned R-l(can
accommodate 4 homesites).
TWO:1.06 ac, zoned R-1 (includes
a 0.35 ac lot, together can accom-
modate 4-homesites). Parcels One &
Two listed for $90,000 each!


Equestrian's dream: Outstanding
4BR/4BA-new const-CB home,
10 acs & horse barn. Open floor
plan, 2 fireplaces, and large back
porch. $495,000! Close to Hwy 66
on Johnson Rd!
Beautiful, high & dry, fenced 13
acs w/2" well. Murphy Rd, W
Hardee Co. $14,500/ac!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val grove
on SR 62 has 6" well, diesel power
unit, drain tile & micro-jet irriga-
tion. Also fronts Moye Rd.
$150,000!
Grove, homesite or investment!
10 ac E/M grove in Ft Green area
has well, micro-jet irrigation,
power unit. $140,000!
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!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native, wooded
land close to Wauchula has deeded
access to the beautiful Peace River.
Great recreation and investment
property! $90,000!
Price Reduced! CB 3BR/1BA,
1267SF home in Ft Meade. New
shed/workshop, fenced backyard,
dog kennel, new kitchen cabinets
& countertops. Now $93,000!
Investment opportunity! 20 ac
citrus grove in Villa Citrus devel-
opment. Irrigation & shared well.
320,000!
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!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


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

Li.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


Carl's Recycling


will be CLOSED

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




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SMALL BREED DOG groomer, 16
years experience. Home based. Nice
& quiet. 773-4908. 8:16-23p
SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, first shots,
health certificates, home grown,
multi-color, small, $450. 941-456-
0580. 7:26-8:23p


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery 's
Aerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper
Stump Grinder Front End Loader t ,
Dump Truck Land Clearing ,
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

| 773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
e ESawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Full Time $22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for full time Telecommunication Specialists. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equiv-
alent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work
shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If other
arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.
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STEVE SENN


Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL


ELECTRIC, INC.


Panel Upgradess
- Ceiling Fans
-r Home Inspections
.- New Construction -.


735-2333
941-650-2888 ce//
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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 viith culverts.
Would make a beautiful homesite! $10,000 per acre.
'- *Nil 6J. a Itri lras deecSSit Le gtyiS, s'J'l
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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.


* NEW LISTING 5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
* NEW LISTING Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
* 3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake.
* 30+ acres on Paynes Creek, can be divided.
* 2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS. c18:23c


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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JOIN US AND MAKE your own purse.
Also, quilting, sewing. 863 735-1366.
8:9-9:6p
KITCHEN CABINETS (solid wood) in
stock. Call for estimate 863-245-6954.
7:26-8:23p
TIRED OF BEING PAID LESS THAN
YOU'RE WORTH? Whether you are
retired, jobless or just want to make
extra money. Double, triple or quadru-
ple your income. 863-873-4467.
7:26-8:23p
A dream uninterpreted is a let-
ter unopened.


GARDEN
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
Bobcat Service
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.,
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
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Homes E- jesi'Probate Land Business Equipment
Mobile Homes Personal Properin Gro\es Farm Equipment
Ranches Colleciibles/Antiques
Consider an AUCTION for fast, dependable results!
"Your Property SOLD In 1 Day AS IS, WHERE IS,
No Contingencies, At The Price You Want, On The Day You Want."
What more is there?


Call TODAY for a
FREE consultation:
(941) 927-8101


* 719 Green Street
3BR/1B,
inground pool,
seoucED$124,900


417 N. 9th Ave.
5 BR/2 B
MAKE OFFER!


2005 2/2 MH, nicely landscaped lot,
large deck, $65,000 or best offer,
Zolfo. 863-381-4902. 7:19-8:23p


4 ACRES ON CRACKER LANE,
includes double-wide mobile home,
$120,000. Call Carol's Realty. 863-
412-8932 or 941-627-2769. 8:23tfc


5 ACRES VANDOLAH ROAl. 773-
6424 / 773-0248. 8:16-23p
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
One in every 2,000 babies is
born with a tooth. ... .


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


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


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
877-951-2300
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Florida Auctioneers
& Realty, LLC
Licensed AB2618, AU3690


2100 Constitution Blvd., Suite 135, Sarasota, FL 34231
www.AuctionsSellProperty.com
"Broker Participation Welcomed"
Serving all of Southwest & Central Florida


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MINIATURE DACHSHUND. puppy,
$225; tiny maltese puppy, $600. 773-
-4308. 8:23p
2 FREE BLACK MOUTH CUR females,
10 wks. old. Call 773-4192 leave mes-
sage. 8:23-30p
GRAY MALTESE KITTEN needs a
good home. 375-4213. Free. 8:23p


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3BR/1 B concrete block
... $79,900






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We do it for LE$$!


, Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, super-
vision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are
implementation of behavior plans, documentation, showering,
feeding, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA,
AS, BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables, clean
in kitchen & dining area.
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 Intensive Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social
Work, Criminal Justice or Health related field. Previous Case
Management experience is preferred.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
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Classifieds


3 BED/1 BATH MOBILE home on 2.5
acres, central air/heat, furnished,
$750/month. 1st, last & security
moves you in now. 941-286-0693 or
863-735-0316. 8:23p
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit required.
773-0100. 8:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *'
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets, low
deposit. Next to school & hospital.
Citrus Valley MHP. 863-698-4910 or
698-4908. 8:23tfc


POLICE OFFICER
The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for full
time police officer position. The successful applicant must
possess current Florida certification and fulfill the hiring pre-
requisites as set forth by the department, which includes a
thorough background investigation and drug screening.
The position will remain open until filled. To obtain an appli-
cation, please contact Captain Brett Dowden or Chief John
Scheel at (863) 375-2255 or you may obtain one in person
at 104 E. Main St., Monday through Friday from 8:00 am til
Noon and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The police department
offers competitive pay and benefits and an active, challeng-
ing work environment. The city of Bowling Green is a drug
free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
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Mobile Ph: 781-4577

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


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Help Wanted
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Avon Park Now Hiring:
Quality Improvement/Risk Manager Ability to collect and analyze
quality improvement data. Knowledge of Joint Comm., safety regula-
tions, OSHA standards as they relate to ambulatory centers. Travel with-
in service area (Highlands, Hardee, Polk). R.N., B.S.N. and/or license in
healthcare risk management.
Patient Services Manager Oversee the management of the centers
operations & process/system improvements involving patient care serv-
ices, registration, med. records, patient flow & productivity. Provide
leadership & guidance to center team. BS or BA in Business Admin.,
Health Admin, Public Health or related field. 5 yrs. exp. ambulatory
and/or major health care org. Experience in budgets, supervising staff
and business planning.
Health Educator Responsible for assisting with the healthcare
needs/barriers identified in CFHC's tri-county service area. H.S. gradu-
ate or equivalent, exp. in health care environment or other community
service training, computer literate, good oral and written communication
skills, able to travel and work flexible hours.
Pharmacist Current FL License, Monday-Friday.
LPN Current FL License.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail to
hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits, compete. salary, pension
plan: See our website at cfhconline.org EOE/DFW. cl8:16-30c


You can shop


Dan Hill


2003 Ford Taurus
76,000 org. miles
Photo for illustration purpose only.


2000 Ford Windstar 2001 Mitsubishi Eclip
59,000 org. miles 93,000 org. miles
Photo for illustration purpose only. Photo for illustration purpose only.


* Open 7 Days a Week
* Buy Here! Pay Here!
* No Interest or Finance Charges
* Se Habla Espafiol
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1 BR APARTMENT, fully furnished, Ft.
Meade area. C/HA, electric, cable,
utilities included. $750 month, $750
security. Sheila 375-9988 work; 285-
7203 home; 781-3039 cell. 8:16tfc
FOR SALE OR RENT: 2 BR/1 B newly
remodeled, large lot, Bowling Green.
No smoking. $84,500 or $875
month/security deposit. 773-5054.
8:2-30p
HOUSES, APTS., TRAILERS, 9 loca-
tions, $125/wk. up. 773-6616, 773-
4567, 445-0915. 7:26-8:23p
COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehousing, salvage yards,
restaurants, salons. 773-6616, 773-
4567,445-0915. 7:26-8:23p


2000 Chevy S-10
pse ext. cab
75,000 org. miles
Photo for illustration purpose only.


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


1 BR/ 1 B DUPLEX. No smoking. No
pets. References needed. $600
month/$550 security. 781-1528. 7:5tfc
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


Lonestar
Construction COr-p.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865 |


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula area
group homes. Individuals must be 18 yrs of age, have high
school diploma or G.E.D. and valid Florida drivers license
(in good standing). Local law enforcement background
checks are conducted. Experience providing services to
persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
All interested please apply in person at
114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, Florida.
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3BR 2B completely remodeled. All new everything.
$147,000. Near schools.
Topsy See Real Estate


773-5994


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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
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number. ,'
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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Lydia's House Will Be Refuge


For Women Wanting A Better Life


By SHERRY WHITE
For The Herald-Advocate
After 13 months of hard work we
are now preparing for the grand
opening of Lydia's House. The
home for women is the realization
of a dream that took the help of
many people and endless hours of
sweat and determination. Despite
the difficulties it was always a labor
of love.
I will never forget the day I took
a contractor down to see the build-
ing. He stood in the doorway and
said, "Sherry, you know this is
humanly impossible." If he had
said anything but impossible I
guess I might have been discour-
aged! It was humanly impossible, I
thought to myself. We would have
to depend on God.
We needed $1,900 to pay for ren-
ovation plans. We needed another
$1,000 for liability insurance. We
needed thousands of dollars in lum-
ber, drywall and other materials.
Every financial need was met. A
pastor from another county donated
a 15-passenger van, and we were
off on a great adventure.
If only I could adequately thank
each person who contributed to this
project. For me it was a calling. For
each person who helped, you were
an answer to my prayers. My heart
has been forever touched by your
kindness!
I would especially like to thank
our ministry team who dedicated
themselves to creating this amazing
home in Hardee County. I couldn't
have done it without you. We put
our hands to the plow and never
looked back. It took us and many
other volunteers three months to
clean out the building. Then mira-
cles started happening.
Even before our doors are open
we are helping women get off of
the street. Such was the case with
the lady who called as I was travel-
ing to Tallahassee.
"Ms. Sherry?" I heard an unfa-
miliar voice say, "My name is
Debbie" (Her name has been
changed). "Ms. Sherry, she contin-
ued, "I'm tired of the life I have
been living, and I was told that you
could help me find a program. I'll
go anywhere," she said. "I just need
help. I never meant for my life to
turn out like this," she continued. "I
used to go to church.I went through
a divorce, and everything has gone
downhill from there. I want to be a
mother to my children. I want to get
my life back."
It was all I could do to keep from
bursting into tears. I knew I could
have just as easily been reading her
obituary in the local paper. Debbie
had been on my heart for some
time. Though I had never met her
personally I had met her family.
Just a few weeks earlier I had
seen Debbie's little girl at the doc-
tor's office. While in the waiting
room the little girl with big inno-
cent eyes began telling me about
her mother. Even at such a young
age she knew that her mom was
using drugs and living on the
streets. "I miss my mom," she said.
"I don't know where she is. I hard-
ly ever get to see her." The little girl
was less than 10 years old.
Beside her was her aged grand-
mother, looking tired and worn.
You could see the stress she carried
for her family. Grandmothers were
never intended to replace mothers.
Yet many have no choice. When
grandchildren are abandoned or
become at risk, grandmothers often
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ing to see so many women trade in
motherhood for a lifestyle that
causes so much pain to so many.
As for Debbie she was playing
Russian roulette with her life.
Getting into cars with perfect
strangers, using drugs, partying
with people who were diseased and
dangerous. She had been support-
ing her habits however she could.
Time was running out for her. I
reached into my purse and gave the
little girl a brochure for Lydia's
House. Give it to your mom, I told
hEr. We will help her, I promised.
Several weeks later her mom did
call. But Lydia's House still wasn't
opened. Even though we had been
working on the building for almost
a year we still needed help finish-
ing the work. The property owner
gave us a three-year free lease on
the building, but one year of that
lease had been eaten up just in
bringing the property up to code.
The renovation was valued at
somewhere between $150,000 and
$200,000, and still we weren't
open.
The ideal situation would have
been to purchase the building out-
right. But we were starting at
ground zero without two pennies to
rub together. We knew that we had
to start with whatever was available
to us at the time. It turned out to be
a building that needed costly
repairs. Even for that we were
thankful. It was at least a starting
point.
Since Lydia's House wasn't
open, the only thing I knew to do
was to call Zella Warren. Ms. Zella
and her husband have been faithful-
ly assisting me in ministry for
years. When I explained Debbie's
situation the Warrens were more
than willing to open their home to
the young woman.
Within a few days we found a
program for Debbie, and she has
since been reunited with her chil-
dren. She is currently attending
church and working a full-time job.
I am so proud of her and hope that
she will continue making the right
choices.
Since then I have received multi-
ple phone calls from women as far
away as Minnesota. I will never
forget the girl who was five months
pregnant living in her car or the 18-
year-old girl who was in the county
jail asking the judge to send her to
prison because she had n-cidhere
else to go. She had;been i 'state
custody since she was 5 or 6 years
old.
Lydia's house will be a refuge for


women coming out of destructive
lifestyles. From the very beginning
I had wanted to open the home to
be beautiful. I wanted something
that only God could take credit for.
I wanted a place where women
knew they were loved despite their
circumstances. The home would be
a reflection of the way the commu-
nity felt about the women. It would
be a local mission field for all
denominations.
I was determined not to charge
the women who would come to
Lydia's House or take government
money that would restrict us from
teaching the Bible. Everything
would depend on volunteers, dona-
tions and the good Lord.
If that wasn't impossible enough
I also knew we would need to have
enough money to pay two staff
members. Our director Rachel
Chapa would run the program, and
the house mother, still to be named,
would be the full-time resident. I
made the choice not to receive pay
for my part in Lydia's House.
When I went public with my
vision I was not prepared for the
overwhelming support from our
community and surrounding areas.
The owner of the property person-
ally assured me that he would not
take the building from us at the end
of the three-year lease. We dis-
cussed the great need in our com-
munity, and he has been willing to
help us with our mission. We
appreciate his willingness to allow
us to use his property.
After spending years ministering
to women I have come to realize
that we have reached a place in
society where many people arp los-
ing their grip. Women need our
help.. Secular programs seem to
offer little more than Band-Aids on
symptoms. Medicating clients in
hope of detouring bad behavior has
brought little if any improvement. I
truly believe that only Jesus can
heal the brokenhearted and set the
captive free. Anything else is tem-
poral at best.
I realize that we will not be able
to take in every woman or meet
every need. Lydia's House is not a
drug rehab center or a shelter for
women. It is much more.
Lydia's House is a Christian
home/program designed to help
women successfully transition back
into society., Our home will only
benefit those who have hit bottom
and are ready to make a life-charig-
ing commitment.
As we busy ourselves with the
finishing touches I would like to


invite you to stop by and take a tour
of the home located at 601 North
Florida Ave. in Wauchula. Come
and see for yourself what the Lord
has done. ,
For those who believe that a
human life is a terrible thing to
waste Lydia's House is a local mis-
sion field.
As operational expenses are soon,
approaching we welcome monetary
donations. We believe in financial
accountability and keep our books
open to the public. Donations can
be made to Sherry White Ministries
Inc., P.O. Box 2566, Wauchula, FL
33873. Designate for Lydia's
House.
Volunteers are needed to do the
following: hang interior doors, var-
nish and install bunk beds, paint
interior and exterior walls, lay car-
pet upstairs, lay floor tile, install
laminate flooring in one room,
bookshelves to be built for library,
install bathroom sinks and cabinets,
hang lights and ceiling fans, clean
building, and move furniture.
We also need the following
items: canned goods, trash bags -
small and large, paper towels, laun-
dry detergent, toilet paper, deodor-
ant/feminine supplies, soap/sham-
poo and razors, blow dryers, curl-
ing irons, journals, Bibles, office
furniture, office supplies, living
room furniture, and commercial
washer/dryer.
For more information on Lydia's
House, please call Sherry White at
863-773-2031 or Rachel Chapa at
863-781-4198.
Hardee County is still ranked No.
1 in the state of Florida in teen
pregnancy. Fifty percent of our
births come from unwed mothers.
We have no shelter for women who
are abused.
Editors Note: Sherry White said
Lydia's Home could open by late
September if enough volunteer
workers .helped. The residential
capacity is 12 women and a house-
mother. The building is owned by
Gary Delatorre. The name. Lydia is
found in the Bible in Acts 16.


COURTESY PH9TO
Home tor women was a dream.
of Sherry White Ministries of
Wauchula


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August 23, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Summer Swimmers Lower Times


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They saved the best for last.
Eight Hardee Swim Association
members cut their best times signif-
icantly in the final meet of the year
at Titusville in early August.
Perhaps it was the huge crowd at
the eight-team meet, spurring the
swimmers to do their best.
Young Leah Cisneros had pe'-
haps the greatest improvement, cut-
ting 11.09 seconds off her time in
the girls 11-12 breaststroke.
Seven others cut anywhere from
a tenth of a second to several sec-
onds off their times, and the
youngest and oldest were the only
ones to place first in their events.
In the eight-and-under boys divi-
sion, Wyatt Zeigler won the 50
backstroke, 25 butterfly, 25 back-
stroke and 25 freestyle. He cut 2.86
seconds off the 25 butterfly and
1.45 off the 25 freestyle. Zeigler
also placed second in the 50
freestyle. Teammate Levi Lovett
was third, fifth and eighth in sever-


al of these events. .
Casey Brutus, a recent Hardee
grad on his way to leave for col-
lege, placed first in the 100
freestyle and the 100 breaststyle
and third in the 50 freestyle.
Amy Brumfield placed fourth
and cut 9.31 seconds in her girls 10
and under 50 backstroke and 1.46
seconds in placing fifth in the 50
breaststroke. She also placed fifth
in the 100 breaststroke.
Highschooler Chelsea Goolsby
cut 9.58 seconds off her girls 100
freestyle, although she was beaten
by teammate Brittany Wiggins.
Goolsby also cut 5.73 seconds off
her best time in the 200 individual
medley.
Emily Rhodes had a good day
also. She dropped 7.38 seconds off
the 100 freestyle for girls 11-
12.100, although Rachel Roberts
cut 2.83 off her time to beat
Rhodes. Rhodes also came in
behind Roberts in the 50 back-
stroke, but cut 7.20 seconds off her
time. She cut 1.77 seconds off the


50 freestyle, but Roberts cut 1.40
seconds and still beat her. Roberts
also cut. 2.88 seconds in placing
sixth in the 50 butterfly.
In the girls 13-14 100 freestyle,
eighth grader Susan Brumfield cut
9.24 seconds off her time, but was
still nudged by freshman Kaitlyn
Kennedy, who sliced .83 seconds
off her best time to beat her. They
also Wvent neck-on-neck in the 50
freestyle, with Kennedy placing
seventh and Brumfield ninth.
Kennedy also placed sixth in the
500 freestyle.
In the 10 and under division,
Maggie Brumfield cut 8.43 seconds
on the 100 individual medley to
place sixth. She also cut 22 hun-
dredths off the 100 freestyle and
placed seventh in the 50 frdestyle.
Other swimmers participating for
Hardee in the meet were Kaitlin
Justice, Priscilla Cisneros, Shelby
Zeigler, Rayna Parks, Dylan
Justice, Erica .Roberts, Rebecca
Quinones and Lee Cortez.


SPLIT GAMES


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars played four games in the district competition earlier this
summer. They lost the opener 12-5 to East Lakeland, but came back for a 15-2 win over Fort
Meade behind the pitching of Marco DeLeon and Omar Alamia. That led to a six-inning 8-4 win
over Mulberry in which-yler "T'Ray" Helms Went the distance, striking out 12 and scattering six
hits.: Hardee lost 1-0 to eventual state champion Bartow despite a half dozen strikeouts by
DeLeon. Pictured above, kneeling (from left) are Jordan Jones, Frank Farias, Marco DeLeon,
Jacob Bolin, Austin Altman and Omar Alamia; in middle row, Tyler Hewett, Cody Spencer, Robie
Paris, Zach Battles, Tomas Gomez and Tyler Helms; in back, coaches Justin Battles, Wally Helms
and Chris Spencer.


I PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING
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DATE:
TIME:
LOCATION:


September 20, 2007
8:30 AM
Office of Morrell, Watson, Spivey & Southwell, RA.
'105 South Sixth Avenue, Unit 1, Wauchula, Florida


I Torrey Groves Community Development District 1 will hold a meeting of the owners
of land within the bounds of the district pursuant Section 190.06, Florida Statutes.
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Southwest Florida Water Management District
Water Use Permitting

Newspaper Name: The Herald-Advocate
Publish: August 23, 3007

Notice of Applications For Water Use
Permits In Hardee County
The following applications for WUPS to withdraw water from wells and/or surface sources
have been received by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) From:
Carl N & Betty A Wilburn Co-Tst
Lvg. Trst 6/6/01
1100 Vaughn Rd
Sebring, FL 33875
Site/Project Name: Not specified
20 2927.007 Application received 6/04/07 for citrus irrigation.
Predon Use Type(s): Agricultural
Total requested withdrawal
Average Daily Gallons Per Day: 492,800 Peak Month Average Gallons Per Day: 1,578,000
Maximum Daily Gallons Per Day: Not Specified
From 18 well(s).
Section(s) 4 5 8 9 17 Township 36S Range 26E
The applications are on file at the district office and available for inspection. If requested
quantities are not listed, quantities were not supplied by the applicant.
g Interested persons have the opportunity to inspect a copy of the application and submit
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Volleyball Girls Hit Court Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's an early start for the Hardee
volleyball girls this season.
The girls get going with a trip to
DeSoto on Tuesday. As usual, the
junior varsity plays at 6 p.m. and
the varsity about 7:30..
Hardee's first home games are
next Thursday, Aug. 30. There's a
full September and October, which
winds down with the District
Tournament.
Hardee remains in Class 4A
District 10, a district spread over
five counties with opponents Avon
Park and Sebring, DeSoto, Braden
River and Palmetto, and Sarasota
Booker joining Hardee in the long
travel regime. In addition to the 12
district matches, there will be two
with Bartow and tournaments at
Bartow and Bradenton Prep for the
varsity. ,
Head coach Ken Leupold has
been holding two-a-day practices
since Aug. 6. Now available as a
teacher, wife Barbara is also JV
coach.
Leupold has a mixed but talented
group this year, looking to improve
vastly on the 8-16 record of a sea-
son ago.
Senior Marissa Hall is in her
third year on the varsity and will
anchor the -team. She played the
libero or defensive set position for
two years and will also play some
front row this year as a left-side hit-
ter, said the coach.
Senior Amber Steedley played
defense and some libero has year
and will probably play mostly
libero this year to bring her
strengths. to that position.
The final senior is Megan White,
who was mainly a server last year.
That will be an asset again this sea-
son, but she also will see some
playing time as left-side hitter.
Juniors Kember Townsend and
Krystin Robertson also are varsity
returnees. Townsend was a starting
middle last year and "comes back
working hard to keep her job.," said
Leupold. Robertson hit and
blocked on the right side last year
and was a third setter at times. "Her
back row play has improved a lot
and she will probably see time as a
left-side hitter," said the coach.
Setters this year will be sopho-
more Chelsey Steedley and hard-
working freshman Lacey Garza.
"They put in a lot of time playing
AAU volleyball this summer. They
will have to run the team. Both are
working hard and improving daily.
They may both block and hit right
side as well," commented Leupld.
Rounding out the varsity are


Hardee Lady Wildcat Volleyball 2007

bate Opponent Place Time Leave
August
Tuesday 28 De Soto There 6:00/7:00 4:30


Thursday 30 Palmetto


September
Tuesday 4
Thursday 6
Tuesday 11
Thursday. 13
Fri/Sat 14-15
Monday 17
Thursday 20
Tuesday 25
Thursday 27

October
Tuesday 2
Thursday 4
Saturday 6
Tuesday 9
Thursday 11
Fri-Sat 12/13
Mon-Thurs. 22-;
Wed. 31


November
Thursday 1, 6,10
Wed. Sat 14-17


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Regional Finals
State Tournament at the Lakeland Center


Head Coach: Kenneth Leupold


sophomore Marisa Shivers and
freshmen Yesenia Vargas and Eryn
Mahoney. "They are all utility play-
ers, working at all positions and
looking to move into a starting role
if they can," said Leupold, describ-
ing their challenges.
"The overall attitude and work
ethic has been the best since I have
been here," said the fifth-year
coach. "They seem to improve
every practice. They are very posi-
tive with each other and are always
picking each other up instead of
putting each other down," contin-
ued the coach.
"It is going to be hard to decide
on a starting six because so many
of the girls are very even in skills.
Experience will have to play a part
in deciding that as well as who
works the hardest in practice.
"Overall, this is probably the
most talent I have had on the varsi-
ty with no real weak players. They
can all play. We will just have to
work on playing together as a team
and improving individual skills,"
concludedLheopold.
Serving on the junior varsity this


year are Naomi Alvarado, Melissa
Banda, Daisha Blandin, Lacreisha
Carlton, Vanessa Garza, Brittany
Hines, Ali Holle, Esmerelda
Martinez, Jasmine Pierce, Nancy
Ramirez and Alejandra Rodriguez.

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Invitation To Bid
Bid No. 07-02
Construction of Police/Fire Department Building
for
The Town of Zolfo Springs

Sealed proposals for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for construction of new
Police/Fire Department Building will be received by the Town of Zolfo Springs, hereinafter
called the OWNER, at the Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210 Highway 17 Sduth, Zolfo Springs,
Florida 33890 until 4:00 RM., local time, on Thursday, September 21, 2007, at which time
bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids received after said time will be returned
unopened.
Bond Required: Bid Bond, Cashier's Check or Certified Check in the amount of 5 Percent
of proposal must accompany bid. Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of 100
percent of the contract will be required of the successful bidder. These bonds and insur-
ance will be required of successful bidder before award of contract. All sureties, bonding
companies and insurance coverage's will be to the reasonable satisfaction of the Owner.
Bids: Shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "BID NO. 07-02"
Police/Fire Department Building for the Town of Zolfo Springs, and the Bidder's name clear-
ly marked on the outside thereof.
Owner's Responsibility: The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to
reject any or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that
in his judgement will be for the best interest of the Owner.
Pre-Bid Conference: There will be a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting on Thursday,
September 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Town Hall, (Town Commission Chambers) 3210
Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.

DEPOSIT OR PRINT CHARGE:
Complete Drawings and Specifications can be obtained at
Mid-Florida Engineer Group Inc. at 225 South Florida Avenue. Wauchula. FL 33873.
863-773-6300.
Each Complete set of Drawings and Specifications...........$50.00.
All checks shall be made payable to: Mid-Florida Engineer Group Inc. RO. Box 352
Wauchula. FL 33873.
Refund on Deposits: Deposit cover cost of reproduction, no refunds will be made.
Questions: Direct all questions to Mr. Mike Schofield, Town of Zolfo Springs, Town
Manager, 863-735-0405, or Donald Chancey, Mid-Florida Enginer Group Inc. 863-773-6300.
Addenda: Issued during the bidding period will sent to General Contractors that have been
issued completes sets of Drawings and Specifications.
Bid Withdrawal: No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after date set for
openings thereof.
All bid responses must be accompanied by "Public Entity Crimes Report", "Anti-collusion
Statement/Bid Form", and jthe "Drug Free Work Place" forms. These forms must be fully
executed by the responderand submitted with the bid.

Mr. Howard Schofield, Town Manager
Town of Zolfo Springs
32210 Highway 17 South
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Thursday, August 23,2007


Wauchulans Are Relatives Of


Elvis Presley, Visit Graceland


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Tourney Champs


In celebrating the 30th anniver-
sary of Elvis Presley's death, twins
Justin and Jessica Newman, 9, of
Wauchula had the opportunity to
visit Graceland this summer.
This has been a long-time dream
of Justin's. Traveling with them
:were grandmother Fannie Spivey,
Aunt Connie Banfield and cousin
Hannah Banfield.
Along with their visit to
Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., they
visited the birthplace of Elvis in
Tupelo, Miss., and Stone Mountain
in Georgia. Justin and Jessica had a
wonderful time and have memories
S to cherish.
Justin became interested in Elvis
:when he was old enough to learn he
-is a distant relative of Elvis. Justin's
great-grandmother Ava Nell
Spencer and Vernon, Elvis' father,
were first cousins. Justin is a seri-
ous collector of Elvis memorabilia.
Justin and Jessica are the chil-
dren of Wayne and Lisa Newman
and grandchildren of Wayne and
,Donna Newman, Mike and Mary
Nicholson, and Chuck and Kay
Huddleston. They are fourth
graders at Wauchula Elementary
'School.


Jessica and Justin stand on porch of Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo, Miss.


COURTESY PHOTOS


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
St. Michael's Catholic got it
together in a big way to win the
Women's Softball League tourna-
ment title.
St. Michael's placed second dur-
ing the season, losing twice to
undefeated Wauchula First Metho-
dist.
St. Michael's, however, stormed
through the post-season, single-
elimination tournament to emerge
unbeaten and victorious.
The final tournament games were
played last Tuesday, with the last
three teams standing ready to go at
it.
As second seed, St. Michael's
faced the only remaining team, St.
Alfonso's Chapel, which had
defeated First Christian to stay
alive in the tournament.
St. Michael's was on a torrid
streak, beating St. Alfonso's 22-0.
For St. Michael's it was Sami Jo
Morgan with a triple, double and
single. Jodi Griffin circled the
bases four times. Morgan and Lori
Dees each came home twice.
Solid hits by Rosa Villegas and
Liberty Mushrush went for naught
for St. Alfonso's as they and seven
other batters were left on the base
paths short of getting to home plate.
Already warmed up. St. Mich-
ael's had the task of facing number
one seed First Methodist At the


end of the first inning, the
Methodists led 5-4, and they were
up 10-9 at the end of the second.
Each team scored four runs in the
third inning. Neither scored in the
fourth inning.
Momentum swung in the fifth
inning when the Methodists scored
twice, but St. Michael's scored four
runs to take a 17-16 advantage. It
was the same in the sixth when St.
Michael's got five runs and held the
Methodists scoreless.
In the top of seventh, and final,
inning, the Methodists tried to rally,
but only got a pair of runners home,
leaving them down 22-18.
For St. Michael's, it was Dees
with a homer among her three hits.
Both she and Emily Ward had four
RBIs. Griffin had four hits, includ-
ing a pair of doubles. Leadoff batter
Stephanie Roberson doubled three
times and scored five times. Griffin
had four scores and. Morgan, Dees,
Ward and Wanda Stettler put three
runs apiece on the board.- Amy
Franks helped with four hits and
three RBIs.
For the Methodists, it was
Sliauntee Hines and Aimee
Dellepere each smacking a homer
and Elene Salas with a triple and
double. Jamie .Rivas and Hines
each also doubled. Dellepere put
five scores in the book, Rivas four
and Hines three. Three hits by Kim
Tyson helped out.


WINNING HABIT


Elvis Presley shown eating breakfast with his father Vernon and
grandmother Minnie Mae.



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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship..................10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday..............6:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionll 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.
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.
SDisciples Training .......:.:.........5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

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



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


BOWLING GREEN

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

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service..... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m i
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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service..................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ...............::10:30 a:mn
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 .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship.................6:30 p.m.

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


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ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
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 ...................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
-Praise & Worship..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical..................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
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... 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.
M morning Service...... ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Pahlmetto St.
Ven con to fanilia 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 Eat...., -
Sunday School ......................... ) -15 a m
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training 51;i5 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Ycath 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 .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.'
Wednesday Supper..................... 6:00 p.m,
Wednesday Prayer .................. 7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................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
'1" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2'" & 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 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .... 10:00 a..
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418 ......
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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

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

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

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


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WAUCHULA

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

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

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 735.4114
Bible Study....... . ....1000 a.m., ,
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .. .......... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .... 7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet..... 7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church .......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ......... 7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOI
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. . . . . . 1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ... ... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School . . ....... 10 00 a m
Morning Worship .......... I11 -00 a m
Training Union........... . 5;00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 6 00 p m
Wednesday Prayer . . . 7:00 p.m.



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To keep your equilibrium through changing times, find your place
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Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Pep-
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TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Ham-
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Rounds, Baked Beans, Pineapple
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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni &
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Pears, Juice, Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Mixed Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or
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Peaches, Juice) and Milk

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Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut or
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Tuna
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TUESDAY
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Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
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WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
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Lunch: Burrito or Pepperoni
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FRIDAY
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Lunch: Taco Hot Pockets or Meat
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Aug. 19, a residential burglary on Branch Lane, criminal mischief on
Doc Coil Road and a theft on Merle Langford Road were reported.

Aug. 18, Matilde Guerrero, 50, of 221 Sims Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell and charged with using a firearm while
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Aug. 18, Willie James Lee, 48, of 634 Snell St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with battery.
Aug. 18, Julian Roque, 76, of 8470 SW 154 Circle Court, Miami, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged with pro-
ducing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fraud by tampering
with or theft of utilities.
Aug. 18, Rodolfo Herrera, 41, of 1687 SW Fourth Ave., Arcadia, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Aug. 18, a. residential burglary on Sally Place, criminal mischief on
Johns Road and a theft on Earthstar Lane were reported.
Aug. 17, residential burglaries on Sandpiper Drive and Terrell Road,
criminal mischief on Alderman Road, thefts on Boyd Cowart Road and
,,anchey Road and a vehicle stolen on Snipe Drive were reported.

Aug. 16, Beverly J. Haight, 62, of 5186 Deer Road, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of public order crimes, destroying
documents.
Aug. 16, Norman Rivers, 39, of 670 Baker St., Wauchula, was arrest-
,ed by Dep. Jamie Wright and charged with possession of methamphetamine
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 16, David Lamar Fennell, 41, of 287 Torrey Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 16, a residential burglary on Harris Road, a robbery on Florida
':Avenue, criminal mischief on Petteway Road and a theft on Soggy Bottom
Lane were reported..

Aug. 15, a residential burglary on Blue Heron Lane, burglary of a con-
veyance on Griffin Road, and thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North and
on Goose Pond Road were reported.

Aug. 14, a residential burglary onSally Place, a business burglary on
Baker Street, burglary of a conveyance on Baker Street were reported.

Aug. 13, Arturo Perez, 25, of 10 Robinson Cove, Arcadia, was arrest-
ed by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Kimberly Benavides and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
Aug. 13, Traci Leigh Swinson, 31, of 38044-12th Ave., Zephyrhills,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of failure to appear in
*court.
Aug. 13, thefts on Chamberlain Boulevard and Glades Avenue and a
vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North were reported;

WAUCHULA
Aug. 19, Demetrio Leonardo Vasquez-Gonzalez, 25, of 1654 SR 66,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
Aug. 19, Shawn Justin Turner, 35, of 606 Marshall Ave., Avon Park,
and Clayton Thomas Jones, 49, of 314 E. Main St., Wauchula, were arrest-
ed by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and each charged with possession of methamphet-
amine and possession of drug parahernalia. Turner was also charged with
possession of a weapon or ammunition by a felon and a traffic violation.
Jones was also charged with destroying or tampering with evidence.

Aug. 18, Robert Waylon Murphy, 28, of 411 Melendy St., Wauchula,
was. arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
Aug. 18, Ruben Ramirez Ybarra,.36, of 310 Georgia St.. Wauchula, ..
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
Aug. 18, vehicles were reported stolen on U.S. 17 North and on East
Main Street.

Aug. 17, Frank Romeo III, 38, of 1615 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was"
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with resisting an officer without
violence and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Aug. 17, Frances Cheryl Hrabel, 47, of Pioneer Park Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with larceny and



PUBLIC NOTICE

The Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners will have a workshop to dis-
cuss the FY 07-08 Budget on August 31, 2007,
at 8:30 a.m.

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

For more information, please call the County
Manager's Office at 863/773-9430.

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fraud by giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer.
Aug. 17, Salvador Renteria Arias, 20, of Mulberry Cielito Lindo, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Cp. Gabe Garza and charged with larceny.
Aug. 17, a residential burglary on Rust Avenue and criminal mischief
on North 10th Avenue were reported.
Aug. 16, Raymond Guerrero, 41, of 725 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with battery and resisting
arrest without violence. He was detained on a charge of felony probation
violation.
Aug. 16 a residential burglary on Inglis Way, robberies on West Oak
Street and uo. Florida Avenue and Georgia Street were reported.

Aug. 14, Robert Alton Wilkerson, 45, of 737 Bostick Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with resisting an offi-
cer without violence and a traffic violation.
Aug. 14, a residential burglary on Carlton Street, and a fight on West
Main Street were reported.

Aug. 13, a theft at Main Street and U.S. 17 was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 14, burglary of a conveyance on West Jones Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Aug. 18, Chad Edward Renaud, 35, of 432 Sunrise Blvd., Sebring, was
arrested by Ofc. James Cunha and charged with possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, three counts possession of drug paraphernalia and two
counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Aug. 18, William Clayton Arnold, 22, of 1647 Dena Circle, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Reginald Jones and charged with unarmed
burglary of a structure or conveyance, trespassing, criminal mischief-dam-
aging property, two cants larceny and crimes against a person-corruption by
threat.
Aug. 17, a theft on Bluebird Lane was reported.





Letter To The Editor

World War II Airborne

Division Seeks Members


Dear Editor:
We are losing our World War II
veterans at an alarming rate so we
are trying to locate them to save
their deeds for history while there
is still time. We wish to connect
them with the military buddies with
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We have 100 chapters across
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBIC HEARING on
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-52
James D. Hill requests a Variance to reduce property line setbacks for a
.14MOL-acre-corner-lot-of-record, zoned R-2 in the Highway Mixed Use Future
Land Use District
On or abt Petteway and Hancock 2833250820000080002
Lot 02, BIk 08, Wauchula Hills S/D S28. T33S. R28E

07-55
Alfredo/Maria Servin request a Temporary Special Use Permit
to temporarily allow an existing MH to remain in addition to the son's dwelling
so son can care for the father, 1.17+/-acres, zoned A-1, Ag FLU
On or abt Lake Branch Rd 0933250000071400000
1.17MOL ac Beg at NE corn of SEll4 of NE1/4 W 148.93 ft S 381.39 ftto N R/W
line of SR664A E/ly along said R/W 83.42 ft N 121.08 ft E 70 ft N 28S.49 ft to
POB S09. T33S, R25E

07-58
Nicholson Supply Co., Inc. by and through the Authorized Representa-
tive requests a Variance to the property line setbacks for the front and rear
yards, on a lot zoned R-1 in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Oaks Bend 17 33 250815000010007
Lot 07, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID S17, T33S. R25E

07-59
FING III, Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests
approval of i Variance to the required minimum lot width of P-I-zoned lands
requesting the reduction of the lot width from 70 ft to 60 ft.
On or abt Johns Rd, S of Altman Rd
W of S Florida Ave 16 34 250000 01830 0000
10.3MOL ac W112 of N1/2 of SW1/4 of SW1/4 & W1/2 of S 20 ft of NWI/4 of
SW1l4 S16, T34S, R25E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-52, 07-55, 07-58, 07-59
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public hearing. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with
the Hardee County Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating
to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9'h Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All Interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 08:16,23c


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Aug. 16, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,257 compared
to 10,188 last week and 11,288 a year ago. According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week:,
slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower, feeder steers and
heifers were unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 136.00-190.00
300-400 lbs., 120.00-164.00; and
400-500 lbs., 104.00-132.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 117.50-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-129.00; and
400-500 lbs., 98.00-122.00


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.


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



NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE KLASFELD
TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are
as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 927- YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
Tract 6 of the unrecorded plat of CHARLIE CREEK
ACREAGE, lying and being in Sections 2 and 3,
Township 36 South, Range 25 East, Hardee County,.
Florida, being more particular described as follows:
COMMENCE at the NW corner of said Section 2;
thence S 00 Degrees 40'56" W, along the West line of
said Section 2, a distance of 1485.17 feetto a point in
the centerline of a 60 ft. wide ingress and egress
easement for a point of beginning; thence continue S
00 Degrees 40'56" W, along said West line, and said
centerline, a distance of 226.00 feet; thence S 01
Degrees 53'51" W, along said West line, a distance of
982.37 feet to the center line of Charlie Creek; thence
along said centerline the following courses and dis-
tances: N 48 Degrees 35'09" E, 50.64 feet; N 36
Degrees 46'22" E, 118.14 feet; N 41 Degrees 26'50"
E, 181.87 feet; thence leaving said centerline, go N 00
Degrees 52'29" W, 960.41 feet to the aforementioned
centerline of 60 foot easement; thence S 84 Degrees
35'58" W along said centerline, a distance of 180.00,
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Together with and Subject to a 60 foot wide easement
for Ingress and Egress, described as follows: A 60
foot wide easement for ingress lying and being in
Sections 2 and 3, Township 36 South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida, the centerline of which is
described as follows: COMMENCE at the NW corner
of said Section 2; thence S 00 Degrees 40'56" W,
along the West of said Section 2, a distance of
1337.79 feet; thence N 89 Degrees 35'29" W, 924.72
feet to point on the Easterly Right-of-Way line of U.S.
Highway #17 (State Road #35) thence S 12 Degrees
51"01" W, along said Easterly Right-of-Way line, a
distance of 695.41 feet to the Point of Beginning of
said easement; thence Easterly, along the centerline
of said easement, the following courses and dis-
tances; S 88 Degrees 33'04" E, 112.33 feet; thence N
65 Degrees 24'24" E, 134.11 feet; N 55 Degrees
13'15" E, 171.31 feet; N 88 Degrees 55'16" E, 380.47
feet; N 66 Degrees 18'45" E, 348.95 feet; N ,00
Degrees 40'56" E, 226.00 feet; N 84 Degrees 35'58"
E, 180.00 feet; N 63 Degrees 04'37" E, 128.72 feet; N
43 Degrees 08'10" E, 236.90 feet; N 22 Degrees
27'25" E, 293.51 feet; N 11 Degrees 50'27" W. 131.26
feet; N 01 Degrees 33'59" W, 167.86 feet; N 55
Degrees 04'25" E, 425.60 feet; S 89 Degrees 39'15"
E, 700.00 feet; S 07 Degrees 05'47" E, 650.00 feet to
a point hereinafter referred to as point A; thence con-
tinuing along said centerline, go S 78 Degrees 25'56"
W, 375.27 feet to the Westerly terminus of said ease-
ment; thence returning to said point A, go Easterly
along said centerline the following courses and dis-
tances: N 78 Degrees 25'56" E, 306.41 feet; N 65
Degrees 51'10" E, 731.47 feet; N 00 Degrees 20'45" E,
328.02 feet to the Easterly terminus of said ease-
ment.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
5 AC (TRACT 6) COM NW COR OF SEC S 00 DEG
40M 56S W 1485.17 FT FOR POB S 00 DEG 40M 56S
W 226 FT S 01 DEG 53M 51S W 982.37 FT TO CEN-
TER LINE OF CHARLIE CREEK N 48 DEG 35M 09S E
50.64 FT N 36 DEG 46M 22S E 118.14 FT N 41 DEG
26M 50S E 181.87 FT N 00 DEG 52M 29S W 960.41 FT
S 84 DEG 35M 58S W 180 FT TO POB 02 36S 25E
428P626 452P139 590P545
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARTHA R. 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 19'h day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00
a.m.
Dated this 13'h day of AUGUST, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD012XXXXX a:16-9:6c









Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well Football Fans, it is time to look at the ACC.
Last year, all the hype was on the FSU and Miami battle for suprema-
cy. Shockingly, Wake Forest slipped in and won the conference title over
the previous national contenders. Will FSU and Miami see a return to nor-
malcy in 2007?
First of all, let us examine the ACC since expansion in 2004. Commish
Swafford led a hostile takeover of three Big East teams in an attempt to cre-
ate a conference equal to the SEC. Has the money and prestige come with
the hype? No, it has not. In fact, the ACC is now known as the Almost
Competitive Conference. Consider these facts ...
1. The ACC has not had a team finish in the Top 5 since 2000.
2. Four of the last six seasons, the ACC has not had a team in the
Top 10.
3. In 2006, the ACC had its highest rated team at 15th.
4. Since 2000, the ACC is 3-31 versus Top 10 teams.
5. The ACC Champion has lost in its last seven bowl games. 2006 saw
the Big East defeat the ACC 's top two teams in the Orange Bowl and the
Gator Bowl. After all, when Wake Forest is your conference champion, it's
time to face the music. Does this conference really deserve an automatic
BCS Bowl Game?
Outlook for 2007 for the ACC
Atlantic Division
1. Clemson This is Tommy Bowden's year. Davis and Spiller will
rush the Tigers to a 10-2 season. The out-of-conference schedule is so weak
except for South Carolina anything less would be a disaster.
2. Wake Forest -.Huntington, W.Va. native Jim Grobe has done a
great head coaching job at Wake and 2007 will be another bowl year. Look
for an 8-4 season.
3. Florida State Bobby added Jimbo Fischer at offensive coordina-
tor and Rick Trickett as his offensive line coach. Those two West Virginia
natives are the best recruits Bowden has brought to, FSU in years. Trickett
had lines at WVU that included several All-Americans and the 2006
Rimington Award Winner. The Mountaineer run game was and is the best
in college football. It will take time but the Noles will be back with Fisher
and Trickett. 7-5 looks like the call from here in 2007.
4. Maryland The Terps won 9 games in 2006. Look for them to be
solid with 15 starters returning. However, 5-7 is the view from here.
5. Boston College 18 starters return from a 10-win season. Sure,
they should be favorite, right? It's hard to take a team serious that schedules
Army, UMass, Bowling Green and Notre Dame in addition to its weak ACC
schedule.This team was a perennial 5th place finisher in the 8 team Big
East. The move down to the ACC has helped the program. However, 5-7 or
maybe 6-6 at best in 2007 is the call from here.
6. North Carolina State After winning a mere 3 games last season,
new Coach Tom O'Brien can look for improvement. He may not see much
in a 4-8 season but he has more potential in the Wolfpack program than he
had at Boston College.
Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech The Hokies have won 31 games in 3 years since
moving down to the ACC. They do have 16 starters back. The shooting tra-
jedy which took 33 lives and Michael Vick's dog show are potential dis-
tractions. However, solid special teams, defense and the running game
should propel VPI to another 10 win season if they can win at Georgia Tech.
LSU will blow them out of the stadium in their only serious out of confer-
ence game.
2. Georgia Tech Taylor Bennett is the QB in Atlanta. His 19 of 29
for 326 yards in a losing effort in the Gator Bowl against West Virginia did
show he is the future for GT. Calvin Johnson, the nation's best receiver and
should-have-been Heisman Winner, has graduated. However, Taylor will
find new targets. The four toughest opponents, Boston College,Clemson,
Virginia Tech and Georgia, are all home games. Games at Notre Dame,
Miami and Maryland are very winnable. Look for the Ramblin' Wreck to
finish 11-1 or 10-2.
3. Miami Interesting how the Canes' program has declined since
joining the ACC. Even Greg Schiarto wouldn't leave Rutgers to coach this
Steam. electing to'stay in New Jersey. So, Randy Shannon is elevated from
his defensive coordinator position. The defense could be one of the best in
the nation. The offense has its problems. 6-6 is the call from here.
4. Virginia With 21 starters back, this team should be better would-
n't you say? However, they won only 5 games. The Cavs will be lucky to
win 5 again in 2007.
5. North Carolina Butch Davis is back in college coaching. The
faithful are looking for the type of teams he had at Miami. UNC has not had
a winning record since 2000. The Tar Heels won a mere 3 games in 2006
and have only 10 starters back. 3 wins would be stretching it in 2007. Duke
and maybe James Madison if the 1-AA Power is down.
6. Duke Is it basketball season yet? The Blue Devils have not won
a game since 9-17-2005 when they upset VMI from the ranks of 1-AA.
Folks, I don't see them winning a game in 2007. This program reminds me
of my college days at Marshall. The Herd did not win a game from 1966 to
Homecoming of 1969 against Bowling Green. As I recall, we didn't even
have classes on Monday as the celebration continued. What would happen
if Duke won a game?


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By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
SExtension Agent

SCHOOL HAS STARTED: TUNE INTO YOUR TEEN!
Were you ready for the kids to go back to school? Well, if you are like
most parents, the answer is "Yes!"
The beginning of school is almost like starting a new year, and what
better time to help your teens get off to a good start? The common thread
among teens who do well academically and socially, and stay healthy and
drug-free, is that they have close relationships with their parents.
If you have a teenager in your life, you have probably done your share
of worrying about the potential risks out there, particularly if he is starting
junior high or senior high for the first time. Also, the teen years are times
of major hormonal ups and downs, as well as fragile self-esteem..
In this month's article, I want to share a list of 10 ways to boost your
teen's self-esteem as he begins a new school year and as you help him nav-
igate these next few weeks and months.
Surveys of teens show that they want and expect their parents to play
a key role in their lives. They appreciate you. They listen. They remember
your advice. Even when it seems like they're not paying attention. So, read
over this checklist of the top 10 things you can do to help boost your teen's
self-esteem this year:
10.) Use authoritative parenting techniques Parents
should be warm, nurturing, supportive and have appropriate
expectations of their teen(s).
9.) Solicit the help of your teen's teachers Work with


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teachers, administrators and staff so they may focus on your
teen's strengths.
8.) Encourage your teen to become active Productivity
can contribute to self-esteem, so encourage your teen to join a
team, 4-H club or other youth organization, church, and/or
become involved in the community.
7.) Celebrate your teen's diversity Does your teen stand
out in a crowd? Applaud his differences and encourage him to be
unique.
6.) Take time to listen Ask about and respect your teen's
worries and concerns. Give him the opportunity to express him-
self and, then, listen attentively.
5.) Try one of his favorite activities Participate with your
teen and support his interests.
4.) Help him set clear attainable goals Being realistic is
a great self-esteem booster! Accomplishing tasks and/or attempt-
ing things can give a teen a boost of self-confidence.
3.) Foster a positive body image The summer months
can be brutal to teen self-esteem due to clothing with body-con-
scious fit such as shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, etc. Work with
your teen on body acceptance.
2.) Comment on positive aspects of your teen's behavior -
What does he do well? How are you proud of him?
1.) Be a positive role model yourself Have your own
self-esteem checkup and watch what you say and do.
Remember, your teen is watching you!
It's worth remembering that most teens today are doing well, thanks
in large part to supportive, loving and involved parents like you. Keep this
checklist handy, and have a good start to a fulfilling and productive new
school year!
Reference: Eboni Baugh, PhD, "10 Ways to Boost Teen Self-Esteem."


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Courthoue Repor


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
,was issued recently in the office
of the county court:
Ronald Labruce Williams, 37,
Bartow, and Kiki Deshawna
McGhee, 22, Bartow.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Commonwealth Financial Sys-
tems Inc. vs. John E. Miskimen,
judgment.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
ys. Soraida Gonzalez, judgment for
removal of tenant.
New Century Financial Services
Inc. vs. Donna J. Newman, default
judgment.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union vs. Bobby Joe Taylor and
Patricia Taylor, judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Laritha L.' Roberts, judgment.
Grinnel Mutual Reinsurance Co
a/s/o Bue Vernon vs. Maria
Esperanza Villegas, judgment.
GE Money Bank vs. Patricia
Cabrera, stipulated settlement
approved.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
.Maria E. Miranda, voluntary dis-
missal.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Alejandro Lazo, judgment for
removal of tenant.
State Farm Mutual Automobile,
Insurance Inc. a/s/o Cliff Har-
>,barugh vs. Emanuel Zepahua,
.'default judgment.
County Manor Associates LTD
,d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
.:vs. Charlie Anderson and Charlette
'Burks, voluntary dismissal.
Judith L. Britto vs. Gladys A.
'Gaines, judgment for possession of
,'property.
,, Worldwide Asset Purchasing
:,LLC vs. Samuel Chagolla, order
-approving judgment lien.


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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Edward Huddleston vs. Sue
Martin, petition for injunction for
protection.
Gulf Coast Business Finance Inc.
vs. Pamela J'. Ellis, damages.
Regina Dieter Senn o/b/o minor
child vs. Efrain Torres and State
Farm Insurance Co., damages.
Robin L. Carter and Orlando S.
Carter, divorce.
Maria Guadalupe Avalos and
Miguel Jesus Avalos, divorce.
Jamie Nicole Weaver and
Richard Blake'Weaver, divorce.
First National Bank of Wauchula
vs. Mirella Rodriguez, Jose Luis
Barerra and Bonnie Hartwig
Larussa, petition to foreclose mort-
gage.
Melinda S. Seay o/b/o minor
child vs. Jamie N. Paldmares, peti-
tion for injunction for protection.
Leeza J. Albritton and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Jason Harbarugh, petition to estab-
lish an administrative child support
order.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Michael S.
Pender vs. Cody McClain, dam-
ages.
Ruth Calderon vs. Juan Venegas,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Michael Craig Thompson vs.
Carolyn Faulk, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Jose Manuel Garza and Juanita
Rodriguez Garza, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Melissa G. Sunday vs. William


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C. Miller, child support terminated.
Cherylene Carlton and DOR vs.
Clarence C. Graham Jr., child sup-
port order.
Floyd Dunlap vs. John
Roxborough and Florida Reno
LLC, order.
Susan A. Hulsey and DOR vs.
Terry Wayne Harrison, child sup-
port order.
Judy A. Merchant and DOR vs.
Cynthia Sue Short, child support.
Brenda Crosby Kinard and David
Linton Kinard, divorce.
Erlan N. Laundry II vs. Douglas
Kizer, injunction for protection.
Cynthia R. Lundry vs. Douglas
Kizer, injunction for protection.
Lisa M. Schrader and Ralph
Schrader, order.
Kara Spencer vs. Randal
Simpson, child support order.
Cristie Leann Anderson and
Clinton Anderson, amended
divorce order.
Charline Boyd vs. Randy Fugate
AKA Randy Layfray, dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Geneva A. Otero Duran and
DOR vs. Roberto M. Colunga,
order on contempt.
Mildred Freeman Dearwester vs.
Linda Karen Shelton, dismissal .of
injunction for protection.
Ashley Nicole Hiers vs. Trevor
Allen Eures, dismissal of injunc-'
tion for protection.
Donald D. Andress vs. Mark
Andress, amended injunction for
protection.
Laquinda Blandin and DOR vs.
Anthony Lamor Johnson, child
support order.
Jami N. Penney and DOR vs.
Jerrick L. Brown, order on enforce-
ment of administrative child sup-
port order.
Javier Estrada and DOR vs.
Maria Estrada, child support order.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Jamie
Figueroa, judgment.
Helen Albritton vs. Michael
Shane Albritton, injunction for pro-
tection.
Kelli Crawford and Adam Craw-
ford, order.
Billie Cullifer vs. Rose Cullifer,
child support suspended.
Zsavanna D. Elmore and DOR
vs. Justin J. Kohan, child support


order.
Fred Charlie Mouser Jr. and
Cynthia Jean Mouser, divorce.
April Dawn Prine and Steve A.
Prine, order.
Melissa Zuniga and Tomas
Zuniga, amended divorce order.
Robert Jackson vs. James R.
McDonough and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections, petition for
review of inmate situation denied.
Mary K. Kilpatrick and DOR vs.
Michelle Lee Vickers Paul, child
support order.
Debora B. Mancillas and Ismael
Mancillas, divorce.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Patsy Ann Vickery and DOR vs.
Tonya Denice Carroll.
Janelle Farrer and DOR vs.
Samuel Thomas Keen.
Sabrina Dianna Irvin and DOR
vs. Roosevelt Philyor.

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

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were,
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Bhrgu Avon Properties LLC to
Akhter J. Islam, Rokshana Begum
and Martin Gomes, $215,000.
Linda S. Dean to Otis Sterling
and Patricia Louise Hensley,
$27,000.
Tracy A. Hand to Homes of
Wauchula Inc.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Roger M. Harrison II, $16,000.
Edgar W. and Debra R. Perry to
Ray and Penelope Hannah,
$142,744.
Richard E. and Eva Marie Rusaw
to Delores Jean and Vernon E.
Johnson, $25,000.
Noey Adam and Jennifer L.
Flores to Jon S. and Angela A. Tate,
$225,000.
J. Lawrence Brillon as personal
representative to Earl William and
Debra Kay Tullis, $36,000.
Character is doing the right
thing when nobody's looking.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the highest bidder
for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.
1997 Dodge 4Dr Id. #2B3HD56F8VH613178
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State Bank
863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday'Afgust 24,;
2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State Bank parking lot
located at 106 East Main Street, Wauchula FL 33873.
cl8:16,23c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD AND JON
KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF, THE JON KLASFELD TRUST
DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 534 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004
Description of Property:
'Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B", Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.
LESS
Begin at an iron pipe at the SE corner of Lot 2, Block
"B" of Wauchula Heights Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, for point of beginning, run thence
West along the South line of said Lot 2 a distance of
30 feet to a point; run thence Northwesterly a dis-
tance 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 bound-
ary 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.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 1 AND LOT 2 LESS S 48.85 FT OF E 30 FT
THEREOF BLK B WAUCHULA HEIGHTS 232P657
249P508 310P74 313P602 335P558 DC490P734
(RWG) PMR11/97
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
Name in which assessed: Roseann M. Mitchell, Michael L.
Makowski, and Fred A. Makowski
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 19th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00
a.m.
Dated this 9th day of AUGUST, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD009XXXXX 8:16-9:6c


YA CAN'T FAKE COUNTRY
I think I actually told somebody the other day that I didn't care much
for country music.
I grew up in Texas surrounded by the twang of steel guitars and the
whine of a fiddle, and think maybe I just burned out on it. Instead, I've got-
ten into the habit of listening to southern rock and oldies, and I have creat-
ed an inventory of music that I am fairly loyal to ... until a few weeks ago
when I got a CD in the mail.
My brother-in-law, Bobby, is one of 13 hearty Texas kids. His father
was a carpenter and his mother worked in housekeeping, so needless to say
Bobby didn't grow up with any extras. In fact, just getting the necessities
was a regular challenge.
But one of the things that this family had an abundance of was a love
of music. All the kids play some musical instrument or another, and most
of them sing.'
Bobby is married to my sister, Judy, and a couple that is more family-
oriented would be difficult to find. Bobby's mother, Inez, passed away sev-
eral years ago, and Judy happened to inherit Inez' old crockpot, in which
she claims untold numbers of pots of beans were made.
"I can look at it and see her standing there, stirring beans for supper.
It's old," Judy says of the crockpot, "it's a fire hazard, but even so, I used
it up until just recently. But now that I have a new one, I can't throw hers
away."
This didn't surprise me a bit. Nor did the fact that she ended up dress-
ing the old crockpot up and filling it with dried flowers. It now sits in her
living room, a constant reminder of family, history and love.
Despite being in his 40s, Bobby's ties to his 12 siblings are very strong,
and my sister Judy is what I term the "memory keeper" of our family. She
has a keen ability to keep our side of the family together with regular phone
calls and bulletins. In other words, Judy and Bobby Maynard were made for
each other.
I remember visiting with Bobby's family when my sister first married
into the family; clustering around the fireplace on winter nights, and scat-
tering around the porch on summer evenings, and I think it became clear to
me during this getting-acquainted period that Bobby was a unique individ-
ual.
As close ag I can tell, there is nothing that Bobby can't fix or build.
Whether it's a natural talent or a need to learn due to growing up with
restricted finances, Bobby is a whiz with anything that has a motor. If you
break down on the side of the road or your washer starts making a funny
noise, Bobby is the one to call.
Not only can he fix anything, he is also an inventor. Using old bicycle
parts, he designed and patented a bow site. He also created and is current-
ly marketing a plastic clip for controlling power tool cords or extension
cords. If all that is not enough, he built a paraglider from scratch and cur-
rently flies it around Burnet County like he has good sense.
Despite his uncanny mechanical ability, one of Bobby's strong suits is
most definitely his musical talent. I had forgotten this, so when I opened the
mailbox and found the CD my sister had sent me in the mail, I popped it in
the CD player dutifully, halfway expecting to listen to it once and then tuck
it away as a keepsake.
Even though I had all but abandoned country music, when the opening
strains of "Amazing Love" and Bobby's voice filled the cab of my truck,
my eyes immediately filled with tears. I couldn't say why I had this strong
reaction until I spent some time thinking about it.
I finally came to the conclusion that I do care for country music, but
that there is a world of difference in the canned, massed-produced stuff that
I hear on the radio and the soulful singing that comes out of a man who has
actually had hard times and grew up country: sleeping two or three to a bed,
hunting to put meat on the table, fishing the rivers and lakes of Texas and
knowing deep in his heart what family is all about.
There's no way to fake a country raising; it's either there or it isn't.
When RBobby -sings about:growing up hard, he sings from experience.
When he sings about the strength of; family-, he.meansit. When he sings
about amazing love unending, I know he's singing about my sister.
And I defy anyone, anywhere, country music lover or not, to listen to
him . and not get teary-eyed.


Effective people are not prob-
lem-minded; they're opportu-
nity minded. They feed oppor-
tunities and starve problems.
-Stephen R. Covey


It's one of nature's ways that we
often feel closer to distant gen-
erations than to the generation
immediately preceding us.
-Igor Stravinsky


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 680 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 482,
PAGE 305.

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

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

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

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

Dated this 18th day of JULY, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD015XXXXX 8:2-23c
8:2-23c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 675 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 522,
PAGE 389.

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

Name in which assessed: JORGE LUIZ HERNANDEZ

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

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

Dated this 19th day of JULY, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD014XXXXX 8:2-23c







August 23, 2007, The Herald-A.dvocate 7C,


Merrill Lynch/The Krew Season Winners


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Men's City League added an
extra night of ballgames last week
to finish the season.
They scheduled the double-elim-
ination post-season tournament for
all day Saturday, weather permit-
ting.
When the season officially end '
on Thursday night, Merrill Lynt.;.
had control of Division I with a 14-
1 record. The nearest rival was The
Mosaic Regulators with a 12-3
record. Behind them were Big T,
the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Legion
of Doom, Bagwell Lumber Co. and
Suburban Propane.
Division II took a bit of a hit dur-
ing the interdivisional games, but
The Krew ended on top of the divi-
sion with 9-4 record. Behind them
were Black List, Hampton
Electric/Paws Promotion, Leisure
Signs and Severt Strike Force.
Games played last Monday, Aug.
13 were those rained out on July
19. In the early game on Field 4,
Legion of Doom won 18-13 over
Mosaic.
Rodger Brutus, Mike Mahoney
and Peck Harris all socked homers
for PRECo. Daniel Barnett hit a
pair of doubles. Brian Alexy and
Brutus were three-score batters.
Ron Yeager homered and dou-
bled for Mosaic. Mike Thomas
went four-for-four. Thomas and
Yeager were each triple-tally bat-
ters.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Big T
beat Suburban 18-10.
Wayne. Graham had the only
extra base hit, a double, for Big T in
its team win. Leadoff batter Kellon
Durrance scored four times and


James Blum and Willie Dickerson
added three tallies apiece.
For Suburban, Roy Rodoriguez
was the only perfect batter, going
four-for-four. Michael Carte circled
the bases three times. John
Roberson added three hits.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, Merrill
Lynch barely got past Bagwell 13-
10 in the early game.
Ruben Rivas homered and tripled
and Fred Hodges homered for
Merril Lynch. Hollywood Clogston
added four hits. He and Rivas each
put three runs on the board.
Matt Gilliard homered and
Harold Smith both tripled and dou-
bled for Bagwell. Trent Page home-
red and doubled. Smith was the
only three-score batter.
Black List won 24-13 over
Leisure Signs in the 8:15 game on
Field 3.
Bryan Pelham homered and dou-
bled and Chad Knight added a pair
of homers, one an infield race.,
George Dickey also homered.
Scotty Dixon had four hits and four
scores.
Emmanuel Rivera tripled and
doubled for Leisure Signs. Rigo
Briones also tripled. Rivera, Isauro
Figueroa, Lee Valadez and Briones
all had twin tallies.
In the only game on Field 2,
Hampton won 25-8 over Severt.
Samuel Bemen homered and
doubled twice for Hampton. Junior
Bias tripled and doubled. O.T.
Baez, Osles Lazarre, Francisco
Prieto and Bemen all touched home
three times.
A homer by pickup player Ches
Graham was the highlight for
Severt. Leadoff batter Josh
Johnston had three hits and Todd
added two more. Johnston and


Todd came home twice each.
On Tuesday night, Merrill Lynch
won the early Field 2 game, taking
The Krew 30-17.
Leadoff batter Clint Hendry hit
for the cycle for Merrill Lynch.
Clogston, Francisco Rodriguez and
Rob Torres each also homered.
Hendry, Hodges, Jose Perez,
Torres, Ray Rivas and Rodriguez
each circled the bases three times.
Justin -Painter, 'Eric Russell,
David Beumel and Ryan Thomas
answered with homers for The
Krew. Beumel also doubled twice,
as did Jose Carrillo. Cody Greene
and Painter each touched home
three times.
In the Field 2 nightcap, it was
Suburban nipping Leisure Signs
22-21.
Brandon Sellers hit for the cycle
for Suburban, putting four runs on
the board. Carte, Travis Wiggins
and' Rob Davis each also homered
and each scored three runs.
' Isaac Castillo tripled trice and
Sam Rivera, Jose Gomez, Andrew
Hinojoso and Figueroa also tripled.
Rivera and Gomez each put three
runs in the book.
On Field 3, Big T won the 6:45
game 21-7 over Severt.
Lewis Martin homered twice and
Bryan Smith added a solo shot for
Big T. Willie Dickerson, W. T.
Redding, Graham, Durrance and
Smith each came home three times.
Elwood Merchant tripled and
doubled and Dale Roberts and Red
each also tripled for Severt.
Merchant was the only batter to
round the bases twice.
Merrill Lynch won the 8:15 Field
3 game 15-2 over Black List.
Ray Rivas homered and Paul
Samuels tripled for Merrill Lynch.
Perez was the only triple-tally bat-
ter. Hendry, Rivas, Clogston and
Hodges scored twice apiece.
Knight and Dixon were the only
batters to get all the way home for
Black List. Twin hits by Brett
Johnson helped out.
On Field 4, Bagwell beat
Hampton 20-14 in the opener.
Lester Hornbeck homered twice
and tripled for Bagwell. Matt
Gilliard added a triple and pair of
doubles and Jake Ehling also
homered. Matt Gilliard scored four
runs and Brent Gilliard, Smith and
Hornbeck had three apice.
Pierre Lazarre doubled twice for
Hampton. Marc Reli, Carl Brown
and Lazarre were each twin-hit,
twin-tally batters.
In the Field 4 closer, PRECo
downed Hampton 20-7 in its sec-
bnd game o the evening.


Brian Alexy homered among
three hits for PRECo. Bill Alexy
scored four times and Brutus, Matt
Bell, Vent Crawford, Mahoney and
Brian Alexy added three runs each.
Osles Lazarre and Eric Virgile
each tripled and Pierre Lazarre
doubled for Hampton. Baez, Osles
Lazarre, Prieto, Mickey Blas, Eric
Grace, Corey Lewis and Virgile
crossed home plate.
On the final night of the regular
season on Thursday, there were
games on only two fields. Merrill
Lynch won 20-3 over Leisure Signs
in the Field 4 game at 6:45.
Clogston, Rodriguez and Ruben
Rivas each homered for Merril
Lynch.' Ray Rivas and Clogston
were the only triple-score batters.
Will Tyson, Perez, Rodriguez,
Torres, Felix Salinas and Ruben
Rivas added twin tallies.
Robbie Lee, Sam Rivera and
Emmanuel Rivera scored for
Leisure Signs. Several other batters
were stranded before getting all the
way home.
In the Field 4 finale, Mosaic
downed Severt 30-8.
West Palmer smacked a pair of
homers for Mosaic. Leadoff batter
Austin Helms and Alan Tubbs cir-
cled the bases four times apiece.
Jerry Albritton, Palmer and Don
-"Chirp" Young each added three
runs.
Michael Wetherington tripled
and doubled and Yogi Lozano
tripled for Severt. Wetherington
and Michael Forrester were twin-
score batters. Bud Plumley added a
triple to help the scoring.
In the Field 3 early game,
Suburban beat The Krew 15-12.
Roberts and Sellers each home-
red for Suburban. Leadoff batter
Ryn Heine scored four times and
Roberts added three scores.
Greene and Hank Butler each
tripled for The Krew. Greene was
the only three-score batter. Ryan
Thomas and Eddie Strange each
put two runs on the board.
In its second game of the
evening, Suburban beat Black List
15-9.
Robby Bond homered and hit a
pair of sacrifices for Suburban.
Roberts homered twice and dou-
bled to collect five RBIs. He was
the only three-tally batter. Heine,
Carte, Sellers and John Roberson
added twin scores.
A Knight homer and Prescott
double were the long ball- hits for
Black List. Knight picked up fihe
RBIs on his two hits. Keith
Nadasky and Aaron Nadasky were
,the only batters to come home
twice.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that NEPTUNE 1, LLC, the hold-
er of the following, certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property,'and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 336,
PAGE 84.

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

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

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

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

Dated this 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


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


JESUS IN JAIL
"I pulled the blanket over my head last night and started crying," Jay
told me when I visited him in prison.
Both of us remember a tears-of-joy-day seven years prior: A small
group had gathered in the living room. The keys to a new Habitat For
Humanity house were given to Jay and his.family. Hugs, tears and.the smell
of new carpet and paint were mixed with prayers, 'words of thanks and
encouragement. It was a moment of bliss, a euphoric rush.
Two years later, after reaching the five-yepr milestone of freedom from
drug addiction, Jay made a decision. He held a crack cocaine pipe. Lighting
the pipe, he sucked the smoke deep into his lungs. From his lungs to his
brain to his heart,'he felt a euphoric rush.
But soon the high was over. He craved more. He repeated the cycle. He
craved more. And more and more ...
The suck on that pipe sucked his life away. He lost everything, and
now he will spend many years in prison.
Jay's life path and mine are radically different. I had to make a deci.
sion: Do I want our paths to cross again? Will I go to the prison to visit Jay?
Why should I?
Jesus said to His followers, "I was in prison and you came to visit me."
They said, "When did we see You in prison and go to visit You?" Jesus
replied, "Whatever you did for one of the least .. you did for Me."
It's difficult to comprehend the visiting-Jay-equals-Jesus equation. I
really don't know how to make it all add up. But when the guard shuts the
steel door behind me and I see Jay, I grab the thought: "I'm visiting Jesus."
It changes nie. It sets me free.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan who
holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-year apprentice-
ship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. His favorite Bible verse
comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we write that our joy may be com-
plete. "His column is published in nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.

The record.number of hands shaken by a public figure at an official
function was 8,513 by President Theodore Roosevelt at a New Year's
Day White House presentation in 1907.



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:


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

Dated this 23"' day of JULY, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD013XXXXX 82-23c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 32 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:

N 1/2 of Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, of Block 6, Original
Survey of the Town of Fort Green Springs, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 67,
PAGE 412.

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

Name in which assessed: KAREN D. KEENE

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 19thday of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00
a.m.

Dated this 8'h day of AUGUST, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD008XXXXX 8:16-9:6c


YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005


CERTIFICATE NO. 133


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 158 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

Lot #42 of Branch Park, Mobile Home Estates,
Hardee County, Florida, as per plat book 3 page 46
public records of Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 565,
PAGE 715.

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

Name in which assessed: JOSE A. GARZA

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
IMain Street on the 19thday of SEPTEMBER, 2007, at 11:00.
a.m.

Dated this 10th day of AUGUST, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD011XXXXX 16-9:6c
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8C The Herald-Advocate, August 23, 2007


K Way BackfWhe


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
Local Folks May See Partial
Eclipse: Wauchulans and others in
this section may see part of the
sun's eclipse next Wednesday, when
the moon's shadow sweeps between
the sun and the earth.
The total eclipse will be visible in
the New England States, but only
about 67 or 68 % of it will be visi-
ble in this section, scientists esti-
mate. The eclipse begins at 12:44
and ends at 5:22, and will be visible
here from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
Bear Kills Dog And Mangles
Another: Old Mrs. Bear and a cou-
ple of cubs were too cunning for a
party of Wauchula and Lake Wales
sportsmen last weekend and the
party returned without a bear and
minus a fine bear dog.
SPolice Chief D.C. Darty, of Lake
Wales, lost his fine dog which
jumped on a bear that the party,
which included Sheriff C.S. Dish-
ong, had tracked all afternoon. The
group managed to miss the charging
bear and its two cubs as they fled
into the brush.
J.W. Earnest Is Back From Trip
To Markets: J. W. Earnest, president
of J. W. Earnest & Company,
Wauchula's largest dry goods firm,
returned last Thursday night from a
trip to New York, where he bought
goods for the fall and winter trade.
Mr. Earnest stated upon his return
that he found the quality of the new
goods better than ever before, and
prices lower than in many years. In
fact, he said, he found it possible to
buy more new and high grade mer-
chandise with less money than ever
before.
50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula To Get New $65,000
Post Office: At long last the city of
Wauchula is to have a new post
office building. It will be located on
the north side of Main Street on the
location now occupied by the old
frame building .of the Wauchula
Masonic Lodge.
Cost. of the new quarters will be
approximately $65,000. The entire
building will be air-conditioned.
Construction is expected to begin in
a few weeks and expected to be
completed on or before February 1.


Hardee Day At Cypress Gardens:
Cypress Gardens has announced
that Sunday, September 1, will be
Hardee County Day at Cypress
Gardens and all residents of the
county will be admitted free on that
day.
The announcement also said Miss
Patsy Howard, Wauchula police-
woman, will be made honorary
police chief of the Gardens for that
day. Patsy got in a free plug for
Cypress Gardens Sunday night
when she appeared on a national TV
program.
New Coaches To Meet Squad
Monday Morning: Hardee High's
new football coach, Bob Shirar, will
meet his 1957 football squad for the
first time Monday morning at 9 a.m.
Prospects for the season are very
questionable as only a dozen mem-
bers of last year's A Squad will
return. Coach Shirar himself can
shed no light on the outlook as he
has not seen any of the gridders in
action.
25 YEARS AGO
Hardee Farm Bureau Queen And
Talent Winners: Tami Johnson, 19,
was crowned Miss Hardee County
Farm Bureau and Candy Cowart,
17, won the talent contest Friday
night at the annual Hardee County
Farm Bureau Queen and Talent
Contest.
Johnson is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Graham Johnson and
Cowart is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Wayne Cowart. Both
winners will go to Orlando Oct. 31-
Nov. 1 to compete in the state queen
and talent competition.
3,600 Began School Monday:
There were 3,653 children and 260
teachers in Hardee County who
started meeting schedules again
Monday as school started. For
some, it was exciting day of renew-
ing old acquaintances.
For others, it was a time to make
new friends. Some students look
forward to getting to know new
teachers while others dread it.
Some students enjoy the lunches at
school, while others wish for
"mom's home cooking."
Hardee Marching Band
Triumphs: The Hardee High School
Marching Band arrived at Tampa
Stadium around 5 p.m. on Saturday
and immediately began ,to prepare
for its most important engagement


ever.
There were some seven buses
and a large number of automobiles
that made the trek from Wauchula
to Tampa Stadium. Band Director
Bob Shayman and his musicians
won immediate approval from the
Buts-Redskins game officials.
10 YEARS AGO
Bowling Green Hopes To Re-
Open Swimming Pool: Bowling
Green residents could get back in
the swim again. The Bowling
Green City Commission unani-
mously passed a motion to pursue
grant applications for upgrading the
city's pool and parks..
The pool has been closed and
abandoned three of the past four
years, and children have no place to
enjoy aquatic sports. Recreation
Committee Chairman Lloyd
Kersey emphasized the importance
of repairing the pool a Bowling
Green City Commission meeting.
Wildcats On The Prowl: Hot,
humid practices have begun for the
1997 Wildcats who face a 10-game
schedule for the first time in quite a
while. The half dozen coaches take
to the practice field every after-
noon, weather permitting.
* Only a short three weeks remain
until the Preseason Classic, which
is on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Phil Rasmussen starts his second
season at the helm with three new
assistants to join veterans Byron
Jarnagin and Cliff Lunn.
Miss Bessie Is 95!: Bessie Revell
Albritton will be celebrating her
95th birthday this Saturday, and her
children are inviting family mem-
bers and friends to join them in cel-
ebrating the special occasion. The
party luncheon will be held at the
recreation building at Pioneer Park
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.










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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS



THERE WERE JUST



2 CHANNELS ON


By VICTORIA TORRES
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview is with John Mike Skapik.
Q: What did you do when you where
my age?
A: When John was 15 years old, he
would go hunting and trapping. John and
his brother would go inside the woods and
play, and go to school.
Q: Do you remember who was the
president when you were 15?
A: President Eisenhower.
Q: What did you do for entertainment
in the '50s?
A: They had TV that had two channels,
and the TV was not very good. They had
two movies shows downtown. in the '50s.
Q: Did you have to help your parents
work to support your family when you
where in the junior high or high school?
A: Yes, John said he had to work as a
paper boy and in the gas station making 50
cents an hour.
Q: Where did you live when you were
15 years old?
A: Ohio.
Q: When is your birthday, where were
you born, and in what city did you live?
A: John's birthday is June 23, 1945, and
he was born in Louisville, Ky. John lived in
Louisville for a short while and then moved
to Bellaire, Ohio.
Q: How did you get to and from
school?
A: Yellow school bus.
Q: How long did you live in Hardee
County?
A: John has lived in Hardee County for
25 years.
Q: What are your parents' names?
A: John and Dorthy Skapik.
Q: How many brothers and sisters do
you have?
A: Has five brothers but no sisters. .
Q: What. did you like doing when you
got out of high school?


TV


A: John went to school again and went to
a tech college in Chicago, Ill.
Q: Did you have any pets?
A: Yes, I did, I had dogs.
Q: Did you attend church?
A: Yes, a Methodist church.
Q: What was the worst day of your
life?
A: When John arrived in Vietnam.
Q: If you had a chance to change any-
thing in your life, what would it be?
A: I would have gotten more schooling
and never started smoking.
Q: What is the most important thing
that happened in your life?
A: Flying med-vac in Vietnam.

(Lookin' Back

Q: What advice would you give to
kids?
A: Stay in school and stay away from
drugs.
Q: How old were you when you got
married?
A: I was 25 years old when I got married
to my first wife.
Q: How long have you lived in Florida?
A: I've lived in Florida for 33 years.
Q: What is your wife's name?
A: Beverly Skapik.
Q: Do you have any kids?
A: Yes, four sons.
Q: When holidays came around, how
would you celebrate it?
A: I would celebrate it with my family.
Q: What war were you in and what did
you do?
A: John was in the Vietnam War and was
a gunner on.the helicopter.
Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


Wauchila Elementary School

would like to thank the following businesses and families that

contributed to our playground project:


Midflorida F

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$2500 Gold sponsors:


federall .
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106.9 The Bull
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d1000 silver 5pnor 5or:

Khaldon & Tagreed Duck & Susan .


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New Golf Course and Preserve Lots Available!
STARTING FROM THE MID 30's
New Home Construction!


Ottallah

Sweetbay

Supermarket
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Smith


Wal-Mart


$500 Bronze 5pon5ors:

Kemen's Auto Parts, Inc. Rotary Club of

Bumper to Bumper Hardee County

Dan & Linda Veg-King of

Smith Florida, Inc.

Vision Ace

Hardware

Friends of Wouchula Elemrentary:
Bay Laundry & Cleaners, EMBR Construction and Development,
Farm Credit of Southwest FI., Florida Hospital, Scott Hardcastle State Farm,
Pet Care Center, Candace Sylvia Preston, and
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