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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 41
4 Sections, 36 Pages


Thursday, September 20, 2007


Husband Gets


Life


Jury: Ex-Cop Guilty Of Murdering Lawyer Wife


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A former police officer will now spend the rest of his life behind
the same bars he once worked to confine others to.
Michael Branham, 48, of 441 Shaw Road, Wauchula, was found
guilty of first-degree murder last week in the July 26, 2005, shoot-
ing death of his wife, lawyer Janette Branham, 40.
She was shot 13 times, six of those in the back.
It took the 12-member jury panel just 24 minutes to return a ver-
dict, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon before a full
courtroom in the Hardee County Courthouse.
Circuit Judge J. Michael Hunter immediately sentenced
Branham to life in state prison, without the possibility of parole.
The prosecuting team of Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin
and Assistant State Attorney Gene Malpas had spent three days pre-
senting their case.
Defense lawyer Lawrence Shearer did not offer a separate
defense, but presented his case through cross-examination of the
state's witnesses and through his closing statements to the jury.
Branham chose not to testify.


In closing' statements, delivered early Wednesday morning,
Houchin began by thanking the jury for its attention during the
lengthy and exacting trial testimony.
He reviewed the state's case point by point, noting that Janette
Branham was seeking a divorce, that she had just returned home
that night and was in the foyer, that her keys were found not on the
shelf where she usually kept them but six steps up on the staircase,
that no blood was found on those stairs, and that the number 13
figured prominently into the scenario.
The couple had been married on the 13th, and were married 13
years, one month and 13 days when she was shot 13 times.
He challenged Michael Bran-ham's claims of self-defense, and
denied that Branham ever tried to administer cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation to his wife, lying bleeding on the foyer floor.
Defender Shearer took his time to build his case for a not guilty
verdict.
He told jurors that the state's case was "theory."
Shearer stressed the importance of the presumption of inno-
cence. "Look at the evidence from the perspective of innocence,"
See MURDER 2A


In


ELECTRICAL FIRE


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Defendant Michael Branham walks back to a holding cell
during a break in his murder trial last week.




BG Election On Tuesday


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
An early afternoon fire Saturday caused mostly smoke damage at a vacant remodeled residence at Eighth Avenue
and Bay Street in Wauchula. Fire-Rescue Lt. Don MacGregor said 12 firefighters responded to the blaze, which
began shortly after 1:30 at an electrical outlet in the bathroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and fans were used
to ventilate the house. See additional photo inside.



Museum Gets Expansion Donation


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
There will be an election in
Bowling Green Tuesday for a
city commissioner for a three-
year term. Incumbent Fern
Gibson is opposed by Matthew
Knight.
Gibson, 53, has.been on the
City Commission since 1996.
She is a 1971 graduate of
Hardee High School and is a
homemaker. She and her hus-
band Jack have a son Daniel, a
civil deputy with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office.


Knight, 33, owns and oper-
ates Prime Environmental
Landscaping in Bowling Green
and Myakka City. He and his
wife Ivy have four sons, ages 6,
8, 11 and 13.
Gibson said Bowling Green
has a "good City Commission
that works well together. We get
the job done quickly and effi-
ciently. Meetings do not las
until midnight like they once
did."
She said her goals include
improving animal control and
See BG ELECTION 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The museum at Pioneer Park
is getting a new look, and you


WEATHER
DATE WHIH LQW Am
09/12 96 70 0.00
09/13 95 69 3.51
09/14 94 69 0.71
09/15 94 72 0.00
09/16 94 73 0.74
09/17 92 73 0.00
09/18 89 70 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 09/18/07 34.19
Same period last year 30.47
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Unlv of Fla Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.................. 6D
Community Calendar ...S8A
Courthouse Report.......4C
Crime Blotter.................7C
Hardee Living............. ID
Hunting/Fishing............2A
Information Roundup....8A
Obits............................ 4A
Puzzle..... ....................2D
School Menus...............8C



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can help.
The Hardee County Builders
Association is donating the
labor for an expansion and ren-
ovations at the Cracker Trail
Museum, adding a south wing
and making many other
changes.
Grateful for the contribution,
the Hardee County Commission
has waived all permitting fees.
The association will provide the
labor and would appreciate con-
tributions for the materials


needed for the job, said Benny
Hash, association president.
Folks can contact him, vice-
president Gary Delatorre, the
chairman of special projects
Harry Kirmeyer, projects com-
mittee member Brent Driskell
or any other association mem-
ber.
As commissioners consid-
ered the association's offer, sev-
eral recalled the history of the
area. "We remember when the
blacksmith shop was in


Bowling Green," said Commis-
sioner Minor Bryant. "There a
lot of heritage in this county,"
added Commissioner Nick
Timmerman.
Hash said since moving to
this area many years ago, he has
been told so many stories of the
past that he wants this pre-
served before future genera-
tions lose it. "I remember the
strawberry festivals. There's so
much rich history we need to
See MUSEUM 3A


ZS Incumbents Returned To Office


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Following a week-long fil-
ing period which drew no
opponents, two Zolfo
Springs Town Commission
incumbents have been
returned to office without the
need for an election.
Maggie Belcher and Lois
Dandridge will serve at the
voters' will for another two-
year term each.
Belcher, who currently
holds Seat 4 on the five-
member commission, is a
veteran at the table. She was
first elected to office in
December of 1996.


Belcher has yet to draw
any opposition from any
political hopefuls in the
town, returning to office
with that vote of confi-
dence every two years.
Dandridge, who fills
Seat 5, is a long-time pub-
lic servant in the town,
beginning as town clerk in
the 195 s. She also has
served as a Town Council
member, the mayor and,
most recently, as a town
commissioner.
She was appointed in
June of 2006 to fill the
Seat 5 vacancy created by
the resignation of Roberta


Meyer.
Filling out the remaining
slots on the Zolfo Springs
Town Commission are
George Neel, who also
serves as mayor, Didi White
and Juan Otero.
The commission meets in
regular session once a
month, on the third Monday
at 7 p.m. Special, workshop
or emergency sessions are
called as is necessary.
Commission members are
paid $150 a month.
The municipal election
scheduled for Monday, Oct.
29, has been canceled.


TOuIlu rY HAL HHARRISUN
Groundbreaking was held Friday morning at the Hardee
County Commerce Park for its, newest business,
Allyndeb Roof Tile Co. Opening the 10,000-square-foot
business, the fourth one at the 160-acre economic
development park, are owners (from left) Ed and Lynne
Arnold and Debra and Joe Arnold. See related story and
photo inside.


46q
plus 40 sales tax


Prison


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Continued From 1A
he directed jurors.
He pointed to the testimony of friend Janie Harrell, who spent
hours sitting in a car with Branham after the shooting. He asked the
jury to view the testimony from the angle of a man who shot his
wife in self-defense, and is now judged in the ensuing hours by a
woman who was not a psychologist.
Next, he tackled the testimony of friend James Kelly, who said
Branham told him a week earlier that he was going to kill his wife.
"From the government's case, it shows guilt," Shearer said. "He
tells and he kills. From the presumption of innocence, people do
say hateful, threatening, mean things in a relationship which is
breaking up, in divorces. They could say it to a friend. Do people
who say such things mean it?" he asked jurors.
He called shell casing testimony "theory" created by "CSI
Houchin." Shearer reminded the jury that a lab technician testified
such evidence "is not reliable."
He then asked, "Did the state prove or fail to prove beyond a rea-
sonable doubt?"
He said the state proved there was a homicide only. "The issue is
why," the defender said.
Shearer said the state did not prove Janette Branham was not
coming forward, with the scissors, when the shooting began. He
said the number of shots did not matter, as 13 shots can be fired in
less than three seconds.
"The state has to prove it was an unlawful homicide," Shearer
stressed. "The state didn't prove it was unlawful. The defendant
didn't prove it wasn't. But the burden of proof is on the state. The
defendant doesn't have to prove anything."
He concluded, "I ask you to return a verdict of guilty."
In a brief rebuttal, Houchin pointed out that there were 16 bul-
lets in the gun. Branham stopped at 13.
"The defendant started the case presumed innocent, but it didn't
take long until the evidence showed otherwise," He said.
Houchin ended by noting, "The only appropriate verdict is guilty
of first-degree murder."

THE JURY
It took longer to pick a jury than it did to present the case.
Jury selection began on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after the Labor
Day holiday. It consumed three full days.
When it ended, late in the afternoon on Thursday, 14 jurors had
been selected, six men and eight women. Two of them would serve
as alternates, in case any juror became unable to continue for any
reason during the course of what was expected to be nearly a two-
week trial.
Malpas, who conducted the jury selection process for the state
over the entire three days, commended the jury pool, which
amounted to around 140 people. "The people who got called for
jury duty, and showed up, came ready and willing to serve. Our
system doesn't work without that."
Jurors were given notepads and pencils early Friday morning so
they could take notes during testimony. They listened carefully, and
sometimes could be seen making notations for their later review.
The two alternates were dismissed when the jury retired to delib-
erate on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The final makeup of the panel was
six men and six women.

OPENING STATEMENTS
Houchin took roughly 30 minutes to outline the state's case
against Branham.
He began by noting Janette and Michael Branham had been mir-
ried 13 years and by describing the couple's rural Wauchula home.
Its layout would become critical to the prosecution.
He said the front door opened into a foyer, with a closet, stairs
up to the second story, a partition wall, a shoe rack and shelving,
and an opening to the living room. The foyer was tiled, while the
living room was carpeted.
"Jani's routine was to work, come home, kick her shoes off, put
her keys on the shelf area, change her clothes and feed her animals;


H ntngFs hingForcas


9/20/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:15 am
Sets: 7:27 pm
Length of Day:
12:12:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:19 pm
Sets: 12:38 am
Major Times
6:32m am
6:58 pm 8:58 pm
Minor Times
12:49 am 1:49 am
1:15 pm 2:15 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
9/21/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:15 am
Sets: 7:25 pm
Length of Day:
12:10:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:06 pm
Sets: 1:37 am
Major Times
7:25 am 9:25 am
7:51 pm 9:51 pm
Minor Times


1:42 am 2:42 am
2:08 pm 3:08 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
9/22/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 7:24 pm
Length of Day:
12:08:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:49 pm
Sets: 2:39 am
Major Times
8:18 am 10:18 am
8:44 pm 10:44 pm
Minor Times
2:35 am 3:35 am
3:01 pm 4:01 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
9/23/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:16 am
Sets: 7:23 pm
Length of Day:
12:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:28 pmin
Sets: 3:43 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
9/24/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 7:22 pm
Length of Day:
12:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:04 pm
Sets: 4:47 am
Major Times
9:59 am 11:59 am
10:25 pm- 12:25 am
Minor Times
4:16 am- 5:16 am
4:42 pm 5:42 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
9/25/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 7:21 pm
Length of Day:


12:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:38 pm
Sets: 5:53 am
'Major Times
11:15 pm- 1:15 am
11:40 am- 1:40 pm
Minor Times
5:57 am 6:57 am
6:22 pm 7:22 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!
9/26/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 7:20 pm
Length of Day:
12:02:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:13 pm
Sets: 6:58 am
Major Times
12:05 am 2:05 am
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Minor Times
6:47 am 7:47 am
7:12 pm- 8:12 pm
Prediction
Get Out There


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Fighting an afternoon fire wearing 80 pounds of gear can be physically taxing. Designed to keep flames out, the gear
also holds heat in, causing firefighters at.the scene of a Saturday afternoon fire to be exhausted. With many at haz-
ardous material training nearby, there were 12 firefighters responding with two engines. They used 1,000 gallons of
water to control the blaze. "In a small department, we have to take a break and go back in, especially that time of
day. The men did a great job stopping it," said Fire-Rescue Lt. Don MacGregor, who noted the fire was just begin-
ning to break through a spot in the roof when they arrived.


Trial action shows (from left) prosecutors Gene Malpas and Steve Houchin, defense lawyer.Lawrence Shearer and
murder defendant Michael Branham.


she had a lot of animals," Houchin told jurors.
"The defendant developed health problems over the years," the
prosecutor continued. "He had a bed and a little work area in the
living room. Her bedroom was upstairs."
Houchin said Janette Branham often visited with her neighbors,
the Hartleys, who lived a little over one-quarter mile away on Shaw
Road. She frequently ate supper there and stayed to watch televi-
sion.
"Over the years, particularly 2005, the marriage between the two
was broken," he said. "Both Jani and the defendant were contem-
plating their next moves. Jani planned to seek a divorce. The defen-
dant told a friend he was going to kill Jani."
Houchin went on to say that on the night of her death, Janette
Branham left the Hartleys house at about 10:20 p.m. She made the
short drive home, went inside the house and was at the partition
wall when she "came- into the defendant's line of sight," he said.
He described Michael Branham as a former police officer who
owned a number of guns. "We will focus on one, a Glock 9mm,"
he said. "It was loaded to the gills." '
Branham fired nine times, he said. "Nine shell casings were
found just to the right of his chair ... He gets out of his chair. The
10th shell casing is a few steps from' the couch, the 11th casing is
two to three steps forward toward the foyer, the 12th even closer
and the 13th is actually on the opposite side of Jani's body, where
she falls and dies," Houchin asserted. "He kept her in his line of
fire."
She was struck by all 13 bullets, he said.
He said a "little pair of kitchen scissors," like the shears used to
cut poultry, were found near the stairs. There was no blood under
them,.he said. "Those scissors were there before," Houchin con-
tended. He said the blood pattern showed that.
"Nobody that-night had any idea Jani was shot 13 times," he said.
Houchin said Michael Branham claimed he shot in self-defense. He


HELP CENTER
An article in last week's
edition incorrectly identi-
fied the Rev. Jimmy
Morse's position. The
president of the Hardee
County Mini-sterial Asso-
ciation is pastor at Cele-
bration Fellowship on West
Main Street, Wauchula.

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we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
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BG ELECTION
Continued From 1A
city sidewalks, improve the old
fire station, and if grants are
available to expand the city
sewer plant.
Knight attended Hardee High
School through the llth grade
and graduated from Fort Meade
High School in 1992. He earned
an associate of arts degree from
South Florida Community
College in 1999 and a bache-
lor's degree .from Florida
Southern College in Lakeland
in 2002. He majored in environ-
mental horticulture and busi-
ness with a minor in biology
and business administration.
Knight said he would like to
bring some fresh ideas to the
commission. His parents are
Jimmy Knight, Arcadia, presi-
dent and CEO of Farm Credit
Service of Southwest Florida,
and Pat Carnahan of Carlisle,
Ind. She is a former city com-
missioner in Bowling Green.
The polls will be open from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall and
Faith Assembly Church of God.
The winner will be sworn into
office at the Oct. 9 commission
meeting.


said his wife was "coming at him" with a pair of scissors.
Houchin said officers did not arrest Branham that night, that he
was permitted to leave with his mother to go to her Highlands
County home. He was kept under surveillance, however, while the
investigation into the shooting and his claim of self-defense con-
tinued.
Houchin then enumerated each bullet, noting where it hit and
what damage it did according to autopsy results. "A lot of work was
done, and on the 28th Det. Sgt. John Shivers got an arrest warrant
for Michael Branham."
Houchin concluded with that statement.
Defense lawyer Shearer rose.
"The defense exercises its right to reserve its opening statement
to the beginning of the defense's case," he said.
With that, the state's first witness was called to-the stand.

THE TESTIMONY
Kathy Seamans, Janette Branham's mother, was the first wit-
ness, taking the stand late Friday morning.
She said Janette and Michael Branham were married on June 13,
1992. They had been married 13 years, one month and 13 days at
the time of her death.
Seamans described the home's foyer, "There was a hall closet,
and opposite that a set of shelves her dad made for her." At the bot-
tom of that shelving were angled "foot boards," where the couple
could kick off their shoes when they came in the door. Above that
was shelving for their keys. And, on top, shelves for decorative
items which Jani changed seasonally.
To the right of the foyer was a dining room/living room
"combo," she said. The dining room table was removed a couple
years prior, however, after Michael Branham suffered an accident.
A bed and chair were placed there instead.
Shearer did not cross-examine Seamans.
.Bonnie Sue Dressel, who worked part-time as a receptionist in
Janette Branham's Avon Park law office, and Jodi Beatty, a parale-
gal for her, both said that Michael Branham was well aware of
Jani's plans for divorce and had even called once to discuss the pro-
posed settlement offer.
Beatty said he told her, "Tell Jani when I said I was going to gut
her, I didn't mean it."
Shearer cross-examined Dressel only, asking if she had ever
heard'any threats. She said she did not.,
Julia Hartley was the couple's neighbor, at 691 Shaw Road. "I
was over there one day and he just blurted out, 'You know we're
going to get a divorce?' I told him I didn't want to hear about it;
they're both my friends," she said.
Hartley said Jani's visits "had become more frequent," often din-
ing with the Hartleys and then spending the evening with them.
And that is precisely what happened on the night Janette Branham
died, as well.
They ate Chinese food and watched the "Gilmore Girls" on tele-
vision, falling asleep to it. They both awoke at about 10:05 p.m.
"It was late, we chatted a bit on the porch," Hartley described. "I
asked her if she was sure she wanted to go home."
Hartley said Jani left to drive home "about 10 to 15 minutes after
the time we woke up."
Houchin asked about her demeanor. "A little concerned about
how Mike was," she answered. "Her normal happy, but there was a
'little caution to it."
Shearer did not cross-examine Hartley.
James Kelly, a lawyer who lives in Lakeland and who was a
personal friend of both Branhams, was next as Houchin built the
state's case for motivation and pre-meditation.
He testified that on Wednesday or Thursday of the week prior to
Janette Branham's death, he was visiting with Michael Branham
when Branham told him he was planning to kill his wife, known to
friends as "Jani." B
"I told him that he was crazy, that he was emotional. I told him
that I didn't want to hear it," Kelly said.
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September 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Several members of the Industrial Development Authority pose at theAllyndeb groundbreaking at the Hardee County Commerce Park off SR 62 that the Authority oversees.
Plying shovels are (from left) Betty Croy, economic specialist; Lavon Cobb, IDA chairman; member Rick Justice; new owners Ed and Lynne Arnold and Debra and Joe Arnold;
IDA members Jama Abbott and Tomas Macias and vice-chairman Marcus Shackelford; missing are IDA members Mike Manley and Dana English.


IDA Park Adds Another Business


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The newest business will add
15 to 20 jobs for prospective
employees.
Groundbreakinig was held
Friday morning for Allyndeb
Roof Tile Co., which will con-
struct a 10,000-square-foot
manufacturing building on the
southwest side of the 160-acre
industrial park off SR 62, with-
in a half mile of U.S. 17.
Allyndeb joins Organix
South, SCOSTA, Milano Tile
Co. and Pacer Marine En-
gineering, bringing the total
,-new jobs at the Hardee County
SCommerce Park to about 350.
Attending Friday's cere-
monies were County Commis-
sioners Bobby Ray Smith, Dale
Johnson, Minor Bryant, Gordon
Norris and Nick Timmerman
and County Manager Lex
Albritton and several members
.of the county Industrial Devel-
opment Authority which man-
ages the park. y-
Planning for the new business
:.began three years ago, said-eco-
nomic specialist Betty Croy.
There are four principal owners,
* brothers Joe and Ed Arnold. and
,their wives Debra and Lynne
respectively.
They purchased Lot 10, just
south of the five-lot SCOSTA
,,Co. which manufactures roof
.trusses and will employ 60 to
100 people.
Opposite, or just east of
SCOSTA is a proposed devel-
opment which will manufacture
. electric components for con-
struction. It may also include a
showroom adjacent to SR 62,
for the sale of its products.


Negotiations with that company
are still in progress. Its
210,000-square-foot business
could employ 75 to 150 people
at its Phase II capacity.
North of that proposed busi-
ness is the nearly five-acre busi-
ness Milano Tile, which makes
the splash tile around sinks and
basins.
On the northeast side is
Organix South, the first one at
the park, an international com-
pany making organic therapeu-
tic products such as lipstick,
shampoos, mouthwash, hair
care and pet products and health
supplements.
West of Milano and Organix
is Pacer Marine, which manu-
factures electrical and air condi-
tioning systems for-marine and
recreational boat keels.
With the proposed five-lot
new business under considera-
tion, the Commerce Park will
be over half full. Of the 160
acres, there are 140 in use or for
sale, with the final 25 acres
under development to add three
or four more lots.
All of the lots have county
water and sewer services from
the nearby Wauchula Hills
plants. It is also considered a
"smart" park because of the
fiber optics lines available as an
extension from the Polk' Road
substation.
Organix was the only busi-
ness for which property has
been donated by the IDA. Other
owners and prospective owners
receive Enterprize Zone incen-
tives. The zone extends from
Bowling Green to Zolfo
Springs along the U.S. 17 corri-
dor and a half mile of each side


of it.
The economic revitalization
designation benefits businesses
within its geographical limits
with financial incentives in-
cluding jobs tax credits, proper-
ty tax credits, and sales tax
refunds for building materials,
machinery and equipment.
Economic development in the
county centers around three
groups, all connected with the
log cabin Economic Develop-
ment Office at 40'1 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wau-
chula. Economic development
specialist Betty Croy can be
reached there (773-3030) and a
new Economic Development
Director is being sought. She
can provide criteria for the posi-
tion, but the main business is a
person to develop a strategic
and marketing plan for commu-
nity businesses.
The three advisory boards
concerned with economic de-
velopment at the Economic De-
velopment Council, the Indust-
rial Development Authority and
the Enterprise Zone Develop-
ment Agency.
EDC is for all business
throughout the county, IDA is
limited to the Commerce Park
development and EZDA is for
business along the EZ corridor.
While much focus has been
on the IDA-Commerce Park,
there are management, business
and financial planning and busi-
ness counseling available to a
new or improving business any-
where within the county limits.
Siting and development and a
funding plan are only part of the
full complement of services
available.


Plans show proposed addition to Cracker Trail Museum.


"Did he retreat from that thought?" Houchin inquired.
"No, sir, he did not retreat from it. He said it three or four more
.times," Kelly responded.
In fact, Kelly testified, Branham went on to describe how he
* would kill Jani. He told Kelly he would use a third of a stick of
. dynamite, put it in her bedroom and blow her up.
And, Kelly said, Branham gave him a day, Friday. He would kill
his wife on Friday.
When Branham did not carry out his plan on Friday, he went so
far as to call Kelly to tell him of the change in plan. "He left a mes-
sage on my answering machine, to the effect, 'I wasn't able to do
what I told you I was going to do on Friday, something came up.'
Something to that effect," Kelly said as jurors listened carefully,
some taking notes.
Houchin pointed out through questioning that Kelly's next call
from Michael Branham came just days later, late on Tuesday night,
July 26, 2005. Michael Branham told Kelly he had shot Jani. Kelly
and his girlfriend, Martha Jane Harrell, immediately drove to his
friends' Wauchula home.
I Under his cross-examination of Kelly, defense lawyer Shearer
gave the jurors another way to view the conversation between the
two men. "Mr. Branham had a good sense of humor. He spoke his
mind. Did he sometimes say things for shock value," Shearer asked
Kelly.
"That's a good way to put it," Kelly answered. "He often said
things for shock value." Then he added, "But never before did I fol-
low through on it it was not like that I never called anyone."
Kelly had testified that after Michael Branham's statement, he
called Jani and told her he was concerned for her safety. He offered
-her a place to stay.
As for the message on the answering machine, Shearer asked
Kelly where the tape was. "I erase all of my messages," Kelly said.
"It was not turned over to law enforcement?" he inquired.
"No."
"And on this recording we don't have," Shearer questioned fur-
. t~er, "he didn't say this thing he didn't do related to Jani?"
"I told it as best as I recall," Kelly responded.
Shearer then asked Kelly if the two men talked about a variety of
things during that hour-long visit on Wednesday or Thursday night,
if maybe there even was a mention of something else Michael
Branham was going to do.
"We talked about many things," Kelly said. "We could have
talked about things he was going to do in coming weeks."
Kelly left the stand after 30 minutes, his eyes fixed on Michael
Branham as he walked toward the exit, grimacing often but never
breaking his gaze until finally making the turn to leave the court-
room. Branham showed no response.
Carrie Williams followed Kelly. Prosecutor Malpas estab-
lished that, though now a deputy, Williams was a dispatcher at the


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time. She was the 911 operator who took Michael Branham's call
that night.
Malpas then played the tape for jurors:
"I need an ambulance," Branham said. "My wife tried to kill me
and I shot her. She came at me with a pair of scissors," he told the
911 dispatcher. "I tried to give her CPR."
As the two-minute exchange continued, Branham said, "She was
coming into the living room with the scissors she was coming at me
with.,I always keep a gun by my chair."
Shearer did not cross-examine Williams.
The state called three more witnesses Friday afternoon. After
the weekend break, testimony resumed on Monday of last week.
Martha Jane "Janie" Harrell accompanied her boyfriend,
James Kelly, to the Branham home after the shooting that Tuesday
night in 2005. She said the call from Michael Branham came in at
about 10:40 p.m.
Harrell spent most of the five hours at the Branham house that
night sitting in Kelly's car along with Michael Branham.
At one point, Branham asked her what time it was, and she
replied it was not quite midnight. "So, it's still the 26th, and half of
26 is 13," Harrell quoted Branham as saying, adding, "Jani and I
have been married 13 years. Our anniversary is the 13th.
Everything is 13s. It's all 13."
Harrell said the number 13 came up several times that night. She
also said it was only later that she learned 13 matched the number
of times Janette Branham was shot.
Harrell said Branham told her he was awake when Jani came
home, but that she did not know it. He said he watched her go into
the kitchen and come out with a shiny object, then come toward
him. He told her to stop, Harrell said, and then fired.
She said sometimes Branham described the "shiny object" as a
knife, and sometimes scissors.
Defender Shearer pointed out in cross-examination that Bran-
ham never answered Harrell's queries about the number of shots
fired with an exact number. He never said 13.
Det. Tom Ouverson, a crime scene investigator with the
Highlands County Sheriffs Office, came next on Monday, span-
ning late morning and the lunch break to complete his testimony at
mid-afternoon.
He said the Hardee County Sheriffs Office asked his department
to assist with the homicide investigation. He noted the Branham
home was close to the Highlands County line.
He painstakingly described the location of each shell casing,
nine "by the chair," one at the couch, one at the edge of a coffee
table, one at the base of the partition wall by the shoe rack and one
underneath the staircase "by the wall at the small bathroom off the
foyer."
Malpas carried in the bifold closet door from the foyer, and
Houchin crouched on the floor to demonstrate the position the vic-


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record," he commented.
Plans are to close the present
east entrance and'convert that
area into a video projection and
research room. The new main
entrance will be on the west
side of the building off a brick,
walkway from the parking lot
adjacent to the double drive.
Pavers for the walkway sur-
rounding the courtyard will be
sold to raise funds for the muse-
um. Each side of the southern
wing will have murals, and
there will be a separate entrance
for campers, making someone
more available for them. There
will also be an interior entry to
the blacksmith shop.
Museum director Sandy Scott
was elated at the builder associ-
ation offer. "I personally want
to thank the commission for
allowing the building associa-


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tion to do this. I knew an expan-
sion would have to come some-
time, but expected it would be
three to five years before we got
the grants to do it. We will be
able to display even more
items," she said.
Scott has been on a mission
to get old school yearbooks,
family heirlooms and other
memorabilia for the museum,
obtaining 22 yearbooks recently
from the School Board.
She invites families to share
their old photos, antique appli-
ances, clothing and other histor-
ical items to share with the pub-
lic. They will be placed in dis-
play cases or otherwise careful-
ly preserved, she promised.
For more information, con-
tact her at the museum, 735-
0119.


tim may have been in when a bullet strucV the closet door 16-1/2
inches off the ground, according to Ouverson's testimony.
Ouverson used a laser pointer on 4x5-foot three-dimensional
wooden model of the first floor of the Branham home, which was
standing in front of the jury box, to show each location.
He said no blood was found in the living room, except a footprint
right at the edge of the foyer.
Ouverson said a pair of black-handled scissors was found in
front of the first step. "They were laid there before blood was
spilled," he testified. "Blood pooled inside the handle of the scis-
sors, and there is a void where the handle touched the floor."
Houchin turned away from the witness stand and walked back to
the podium, searching the eyes of Janette Branham's family mem-
bers, who numbered a dozen and who filled the back rows. He
mouthed the words "Are you OK?" before continuing.
Then, photos of the victim's body and the bullet wounds to it
were displayed on two large monitors on the courtroom walls.
Ouverson used his own body, as well, to show the jurors where
each bullet hit. .
He said the scissors were found 17 feet and six inches from
Michael Branham's chair.
Shearer challenged Ouverson's testimony on blood pooling and
smears. "Could it be something else? Could it be movement of the
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4A Ih Ie Ierald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


[Obituaries

HAROLD P. BECKER
Harold P. Becker, 76, of
Bowlin Gr een,. died Thursday,
September 13, 2007 at 11:27
:i m. in Good Shepherd Hos-
pice. Lakeland.
Born in Hamburg, Pa., he
was the son of the late Kermit
H. and Edna (Ziegler) Becker.
He was a graduate of Hamburg
High School. Hie was a career
serviceman in the U.S. Air
Force serving during the
Korean and Vietnam Wars and
obtaining the rank of Master
Sergeant. lie was a member of
Mohrsville Church of the
Brethren, Centre Twp., Berks
Co.. Pa.
Ile was preceded in death by
three brothers, Russell Fisher,
Kenneth Becker and Kermit
Becker.
Survivors are his wife
Martha A. (Miller) Becker; two
sons, Russell A. Becker of
Hamburg, Pa., and Bryan K.
Becker and wife Cindy L. of
Columbus, Ga.; and two grand-
children. Kelley and Matthew
Becker.
Services were held on Sept.
18 in Mohrsville Church of the
Brethren. Burial with military
honors was in St. John's
Cemetery. Hamburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may
he sent to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Ave.,
Suite 500, Lakeland, FL 33815
Leibensperger Funeral
Homes Inc.
Hamburg, Pa.



AMBER LEE TAMAYO
Amber Lee Tamayo, infant
daughter of Jessica Tamayo of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
September 16, 2007.
She is also survived by her
grandparents, Emilio and
Herlinda Tamayo of Bowling
Green, and five uncles, Emilio
Jr.. Balentine, Juan, Armando,
and Mario Tamayo, all of
Bowling Green.
Services and burial will be
held at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept.
21 at Bowling Green Cemetery
with Pastor Antonio Aguilar
officiating.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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most courageous of the
virtues, is seldom distin-
guished from beglect, the
laziest and commonest of the
vices.
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AMBER LEE
TAMAYO
Amber Lee Tamayo, infant
daughter of Jessica Tamayo
of Bowling Green, died
Sunday, September 16, 2007.
She is also survived by her
grandparents, Emilio and
Herlinda Tamayo of Bowling
Green, and five uncles,
Emilio Jr., Balentine, Juan,
Armando, and Mario Ta-
mayo, all of Bowling Green.
Services and burial will be
held at 10:15 a.m. Friday,
Sept. 21 at Bowling Green
Cemetery with Pastor
Antonio Aguilar officiating.




FUNERAL HOMES
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Wauchliula




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25 2007 CA 000 329
HOMES OF WAUCHULA, INC.
A Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARTEMIO NAVA, JESSIE M.
CHESHIRE, and B. HI"'4
BRADLEY, Hardee County Clerk of
Court,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, dated September 12,
2007, in the above styled cause. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the North Door
of the Hardee County Courthouse
in Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 10th day of October, 2007,
the following described property
set forth in the order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
TRACT 2 of Zamora Estates,
as per Plat Bar 77, page 4,
public records of Hardee
County, Florida, being a
resubdivision of part of Block
3 of Buchanan Subdivision,
in the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
Section 27, Township 35
South. Range 25 East, as per
Plat Book 4, page 36. Hardee
County, Florida, sometimes
described as:

That part of Lots 3 through 12
of Block 3 of Buchanan
Subdivision, located in the
NE 1/4 of the. NE 1/4 of
Section 27, Township 35
South, Range 25 East, as per
plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, page 36, Hardee
County, Florida, being
described as follows:
Commence at the NE corner
of said section 27 and run S.
0020'58" E. along the East
line of said Section 27 a dis-
tance of 280.46 feet to a point
on the North right of way line
of State Road 634; thence N.
8932'41" W. and along said
right of way line, 110.67 feet
to the Point of Beginning;
thence N. 8932'41" W. and
along the same line, 85.00
feet to a point on the West
line of said Lot 3; thence N.
002'08" W. and along said
West line, 114.83 feet; thence
S. 8906'22" E., 13.28 feet;
thence N. 2'03'07" W., 25.28
feet; thence S. 8932'41" E.,
71.85 feet; thence S. 020'58"
E., 140.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning.

"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost 'to you, "tb the provision of
cerltaip ass since, Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
. if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711. 1
DATED this 12th day of
September, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Edwina Murphy
Deputy Clerk
9:20,27c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007CA000221
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS AS
TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
VS.

EDUARDO RAMIREZ; MARIETTA
RAMIREZ; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOW TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INC., JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS) /

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body by someone who administered CPR?"
The defense lawyer also c. enteredd Ouverson's statement that
blood on the sole of Janette 13; '. .am's foot indicated at one point
she stood in a pool of her own blood. "You can't say she didn't fall
with her legs buckled up at the knees and her feet flat on the floor,
can you?"
"No, I can't," Ouverson replied.
Richard Morey, training coordinator at South Florida
Community College's Criminal Justice Academy, testified that
Michael Branham was a certified firearms instructor.
He said officers are trained to use "non-deadly force" when pos-
sible, to fire only as necessary to stop the threat, and not to shoot
in the back, unless the subject has turned away from the officer in
order to pose a threat to another person.
Morey said the difference between someone with a firearm and
someone with a knife is that the "danger zone is six feet with an
edged weapon, or two arms' lengths, the officer's and the person's.'.'
Shearer asked in cross-examination about a training video in cir-
culation which refers to a 21-Foot Rule. Morey said that refers to
"how far a person can travel before an officer recognizes the threat,
assesses the threat and responds to the threat."
John Romeo, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab
technician, was first on the stand on Tuesday morning. Under ques-
tioning by Malpas, he said he did not find gunshot residue on
Janette Branham's clothing, indicating the shots were fired from at


least 54 inches away.
Shearer honed in on the shell casings found at the scene. Romeo
said casing locations "are not reliable" in an investigation because
where they land is subject to many factors, including flooring sur-
faces, walls, furniture and such.
Dr. Vera Volnikh, who conducted the autopsy on Janette
Branham's body, came next. She spent 90 minutes on the stand,
describing each and every entry and exit wound to-the victim's
chest, arm, side and back.
Autopsy photos were displayed for the jury, with each wound
marked and identified. Houchin used a diagram of the front and.
back of a female body, propped on an easel, and dry-erase markers
to further illustrate the location of each gunshot entrance wound
and exit wound.
Volnikh carefully described the damage done by each bullet
fired.
One by one, photos were displayed and wounds were noted.
She said one bullet severed the victim's aorta, which caused her
to bleed to death. That process, she said, would take "a few min-
utes."
In cross-exam, Shearer pointed out that Volnikh could not say
what position the body was in when a bullet struck, nor "if the per-
son firing. the gunshots circled the body or if the body spun
around." The medical examiner agreed she could not.
Det. Sgt. John Shivers of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office
was the final state witness late Tuesday morning.
"I saw a set of keys on the stairway, five or six stairs up, and I
thought it was odd they were laying there at that location," he tes-
tified.
The keys were Janette Branham's, he said.
Shivers said there was no blood on the steps leading to or from
the keys.
He-also said the knife block which once held the scissors was in
a corner of the kitchen, obscured by plastic bottles, and alsQ held
several sizes of knives. An opening led directly from the kitchen to
the living room area, he noted.
Shearer did not cross-examine him.
At 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday of last week, the state rested its case.
Jurors were dismissed for the day.
Shearer argued a motion for acquittal before Judge Hunter, say-
ing the state failed to make its case that the shooting was anything
other than justifiable. Hunter denied his motion.
Shearer' said the defense would then rest, without calling any
witnesses. Branham, when asked by the judge, responded, "I
choose not to testify, after speaking with my attorney.
On Wednesday morning, the defense officially announced it
was resting its case, this time with jurors present.

THE SENTENCING
With Branham found guilty of first-degree murder and the state
having already decided not to seek the death penalty, only one legal
sentence remained.
Hunter sentenced Branham to life in prison without the possibil-
ity of parole.
But first he heard from three family members: Patty Seamans,
Janette Branham's sister-in-law; Mary Wiltgen, her sister; and
Kathy Seamans, her mother.
Seamans showed the judge a picture of her daughter, taken two
months before her death. "I wanted you to see her as she was, full
of life," she told Hunter.
Saying she stood there under the power of the Lord Jesus Christ,
she thanked Branham for the love and happiness he gave her
daughter early in their marriage. She thanked him for all the good
times the family had.
And, as Branham's face reddened, she said she forgave him. "I
do it so that our hearts will not know the Hell he lives in," she said.
Finally, she gave Branham a gift, a Bible.
The family presented a written statement following the verdict:
"A fair trial, for everyone, guilty or innocent, was something
which was very important to Jani throughout her law career. And
she \\buld be pleased with the outconre of een this trial heretod.ay.
"We thank everyone for their prayers and support of our family
over the past two years," it continued.
"We ask that as you think of Jani, please remember her for the
good of her life and not how she died. Carry on the light of her'
good and caring ways," it concluded.



SUTTON MONUMENTS

773-0625


SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Sept. 7,
2007 entered in Civil Case No.
252007CA000221 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for HARDEE County, Wau-
chula, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at North Front Door of the
Courthouse at the HARDEE
County Courthouse located at 417
West Main Street, Suite 214 in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 26 day of Sept., 2007 the
following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to wit:
SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 3 AND
ALL OF LOTS 4 AND 5,
BLOCK "H", RIVERVIEW
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,
UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 16 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any persons claiming an interest
in the surplus from tle sale, if any.
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 7day of Sept., 2007

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 941-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or"1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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As a courtesy to our friends and neighbors, obitua
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000029
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.- H, Y.
DOB: 04/12/2003
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Father of Y. M. H. a white female
child born on April 12, 2003
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights under oath has
been filed by the Department of
Children and Family Services in
the above styled Court, for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
the above named child:
Y. M.- H.
a white female child
born on April 12, 2003
and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on November
1, 2007, at 10:30 'a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a
MANIFEST BEST INTEREST
HEARING in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME
SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE
ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETI-
TION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS ATTACHED.
YOUR FAILURE .TOIPERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE SEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRES-
ENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 4 day of September,
2007
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Linda Kelly
as his Deputy Clerk
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TIMOTHY "TERRY"
WARD
Timothy "Terry" Ward, 52,
of Winter Haven died, Satur-
day, September 15, 2007 in
Ona due to a heart attack.
Born April 20, 1955 in
Wauchula, he had been a resi-
dent of Winter Haven since
moving there in 1987 from
Bowling Green. He was a
heavy equipment mechanic
for Polk County and was a
Christian. Terry loved his
wife, his family, fishing,
hunting, Nascar and was an
all-around sportsman.
Terry wass preceded in
death by his father, William
N. Ward; a brother, Billy
Ward; and a sister, Sherry
Ward.
He is survived by his wife
of 17 years, Linda Ward; his
mother, Jenell C. Ward of
Bowling Green; two sons,
Winston Ward of Winter
Haven and Cory Ward of
Okeechobee; a daughter,
Regina Kilpatrick of Bowling
Green; a sister, Cindy Fields
of Wauchula; and two grand-
children, Destinee Pace and
Myron Refoure III of Bowl-
ing Green.
The family will receive
friends from 5 until 7 p.m.,
today (Thursday) at Oak
Ridge Funeral Care, 2425
Havendale Blvd., Winter
Haven. Funeral services will
be held at 10 a.m., Friday,
Sept. 21 in the Oak Ridge
Funeral Care Chapel with the
Rev. Steve Cavallaro officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Rolling Hills Cemetery.
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
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By GAYLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
"I liked sharing and teaching the kids basic
things, but most of all it was just about having
fun!"
For the past two years, Julian Varela, 14, has
been part of a volunteer group at the Wauchula
Hills Spanish Mission. Thit Hardee Junior High
School eighth grader enjoyed his time with the
children and found there was always plenty to
do.
Julian, who speaks fluent Spanish, was quite
an asset, according to coordinator Caroline
Mackay. "He was
wonderful with the -
younger children, On Target
helping them with On Taret
anything from col-
oring to teaching
them simple words. He was so patient and such
a gentleman at all times. Any chore that was
given to Julian was done with a 'Yes, ma'am
and a smile."
Last year Julian clocked in over 200 volun-
teer hours at Hilltop Elementary. He had a ter-
rific time with the kindergarten children in his
mom's classroom, and one of his favorite mem-
ories was dressing up as Leo the Lion for a
school function.
Now Julian has the privilege of working with
a brand-spanking-new kindergarten teacher. He
is helping her learn the ropes and showing her
how things are done at Hilltop.
During the summer the teenager worked at a
center called The House Next Door. "This was a
counseling place for teens and families going
through rough times. My group worked real
hard making the yard look nice and neat for the
people who came there for help," Julian said.
Julian, the son of Terry and Filomena
Atchley, was born in Bogota, Colombia, and
moved to the United States when he was 2. Last
December was special because he had the
opportunity to spend the holidays with family
members in Colombia. While there, Julian
worked for the city of Bogota gathering scrap
metal from neighborhoods to raise funds to
build an orphanage.
This trip not only gave Julian an opportunity
to practice Spanish, which is his second lan-
guage, but it also provided a chance to learn
about others much less fortunate than he. Julian
and his brother, Thomas, 8, had such a wonder-
ful time and came home with many tales to


share with teachers and friends at school.
Academics are important to Julian, and he
gives 100 percent effort in all his classes.
"Julian is such a pleasure to teach. I had pre-
viously had him in class, so I was delighted to
see his name on my class list again," remarked
Brenda Knight, eighth-grade language arts
teacher. "He's attentive, polite and very well-
spoken. All in all, I'd say he's just a real cool
kid."
Like so many boys his age, Julian is really
interested in sports.
He played both junior high football and Little
League baseball last year. This summer he dis-
ciplined himself in order to make the football
team again in the fall. This involved working
out daily in the heat and humidity of Hardee
County. He realized, however, that was some-
thing he had to do to reach his goal, and he was
willing to give his all. The hard work, long
hours and dedication paid off, and now Julian is
a proud HJHS Wildcat football player!
Julian's future plans include law school.
"Maybe someday I'll be able to come back
home to Wauchula and help my community in
some way," he said. "It's a good place to live."
Julian Varela has surely demonstrated that
Hare'ee County teenagers can be counted on to
do their part to help people who are in need.


COURTESY PHOTO
Julian Varela, 14, spends his "idle" hours
helping others.


Lady 'Cats Beat Booker


Julian Varela:



Doing What's Right


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee volleyball opened last
week with a victory over
Sarasota Booker.
That was the beginning of an
exhausting week, a four-game
match at Avon Park on Thurs-
day and five matches in a
Friday-Saturday tournament
over the weekend.
Although the girls were a bit
worn out, they battled Bartow at
home on Monday evening.
They get a couple of days of
"light" practices until a visit
from DeSoto tonight (Thurs-
day).
Next week's matches are
Tuesday at Palmetto and at
Braden River on Thursday.
October begins with a visit
from the always strong Sebring
Lady Streaks on Oct. 2 and a
trip to Booker on Oct. 4.
Last week began with a hard-
fought victory over the Booker
Lady Tornadoes. In the first
game, there were three ties until
Booker forged in front 10-8.
Behind the serving of sopho-
more Chelsey Steedley, Hardee
tied the game at 10-10 and went
in front 11-10.
Booker returned the favor
and it was tied again at 12-12,
after which Booker went in
front and stayed there until
Hardee's Krystin Robertson
brought the Lady 'Cats even at
21-21. The teams exchanged
points and were tied at 22-22.
With a Steedley ace deep in
Booker territory, Hardee led 23-
22.
Lady Tornado Chloe Brown
served the final three points to
give Booker the 25-23 win.
After that first game, Hardee
settled down and took control.
Game 2 was tied at 1-1 and 2-2
before freshman Lacey Garza
reeled off a half dozen serves to
give Hardee an 8-2 advantage.
That grew to 13-4 as another
freshman Eryn Mahoney served
four good serves. There was a
lot of good back-and-forth
action in the next few minutes
when Keianna Campbell got a
hot hand and brought Booker
within 13-15.
Senior Megan White put the
game out of range with a few
handy servers to give Hardee a
20-15 edge. After a Booker net
served, Garza serve the final


four points for the Lady Wildcat
win.
White opened Game 3 with a
6-0 run and Hardee ran away.
Marisa Shivers and Robertson
were the strong servers as
Hardee swept to a 25-14 win.
With only six varsity players
dressed out, Booker began to
weary and Hardee took Game 4
and the match 25-15. Garza had
seven solid serves and Chelsey
Steedley added eight. Seniors
Amber Steedley, the libero who
specializes at defensive middle
for Hardee, and Marissa Hall,
dug out many Booker kills to
get the ball to setters Garza or
Chelsey Steedley for Hardee
kills by Robertson, Kember
Townsend or Katie Rogers.
"Everybody played and
everybody contributed. We
missed seven serves in the first
game but did much better in the
rest of the match, especially
Lacey, Chelsey and Megan,
who had nice stretches of ser-
vice. Kember and Krystin had
kills and hit the ball really well.
Our passing was good," com-
0mented coach Ken Leupold.
The JV Lady Wildcats also
won over Booker. Hardee took
two straight in the best of three
JV format. They were led by the
serving of Esmeralda Martinez,
who had eight points in Game
1, while Yesenia Vargas had
seven and Alejandria Rodriguez
five. In Game two, it was
Brittany Hines with six service
points, Vargas and Naomi
Alvarez each with five,
Rodriguez four and Ali Holle
with three.
Other JV players contributing
were LaCresha Carlton, Baishia
Blandin, Vanessa Garza, Jas-
mine Pierce, Vicky Arreola and
Melissa Banda.
"This is the biggest win for
them. They played as a team.
Now that they have a taste of
winning, they are excited. I
hope we can build on the team
playing. They are getting more
comfortable with their posi-
tions," said coach Barbara
Leupold.
Last Thursday, Hardee trav-
eled to Avon Park to take on the
high-flying, hard serving Lady
Red Devils. Hardee varsity lost
the first game to the "bullet
serving" of Avon Park 25-11,
but came back to win the, sec-
I-ni ,


BUDGET SUMMARY
Southwest Florida Water Management District Fiscal Year 2007-2008

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
ARE 6.8% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
This budget reflects millage rates reduced to 97 percent of the rolled-back millage rates
in compliance with the state tax reform legislation enacted in June 2007.


MILLAGE
PER $1.000


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD

AD VALOREM TAXES
Districtwide
Alafla River Basin
Coastal Rivers Basin
Hillsborough River Basin
Manasota Basin
Northwest Hillsborough Basin
Peace River Basin
Pinellas-Anclote River Basin
Withlacoochee River Basin


GENERAL
FUND


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS


$18,277,565 $26,325,351


0.3866
0.2163
0.1885
0.2547
0.1484
0.2421
0.1827
0.3701
0.2308


OTHER REVENUES
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Interest Earnings
Other
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES

INTERFUND TRANSFERS
SWIM Transfers
TOTAL INTERFUND TRANSFERS

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES, BALANCES, AND TRANSFERS


WATER RESOURCES PLANNING & MONITORING
ACQUISITION, RESTORATION & PUBLIC WORKS
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LANDS & WORKS
REGULATION
OUTREACH (PUBLIC EDUCATION)
INFORMATION RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
RESERVES FOR CONTINGENCIES
RESERVES FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
RESERVES FOR WATER SUPPLY & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
OTHER (COMMISSIONS FOR TAX COLLECTIONS)
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES

INTERFUND TRANSFERS
SWIM Transfers
TOTAL INTERFUND TRANSFERS

TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, RESERVES, AND TRANSFERS


ESTIMATED ENCUMBRANCES


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR
FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED
TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


147,116,265


3,000,000
15,989,563
9,000,000
1,478,978


5,500,853
5,044,346
12,542,076
13,849.455
6,635,464
9,276,980
30,759,058
5.402,761


34,490,705
10,600,000
258,750


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


TOTAL
BUDGET


$200,000 $44,802,916


1.400,000 148,516,265
5,500,853
5,044,346
12,542,076
13,849,455
6,635,464
9,276,980
30,759,058
5,402,761


3,000,000
32,875,500 83,355,768
19,600,000
1,737,728


$176,584,806 $134,360,448 $34,275,500 $345,220,754

$194,862,371 $160,685,799 $34,475,500 $390,023,670


$4,977,835 $4,977,835
$4,977,835 $4,977,835

$194,862,371 $165,663,634 $34,475,500 $395,001,505


$24,665,463
40,633,217
12,060,891
22,414,311
1,785,731
15.457,590
20,614,123
6,000,000

46,378,151
4,852,894


$19,548,573
102,111,727
16,664,755

4,208,055
70,423
207,846
5,750,000
5,923,393
3.270.644
2,930.383


$44,214,036
$34,100,500 176,845,444
375,000 29.100,646
22,414,311
5,993,786
15,528,013
20,821,969
11,750,000
5.923,393
49,648,795
7.783,277


S194,862,371 $160,685,799 $34,475,500 $390,023,670

$4,977,835 $4,977,835
$4,977,835 $4,977,835

$194,862,371 $165,663,634 $34,475,500 $395,001,505


$2186,906,814 $389,242,823


$3,194.347


Southwest Florida
Water Management District

WATERMATTERS.ORG 1-800-423-1476
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has tentatively
adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2007 2008. A public hearing to
make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on


Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 5:01 p.m.
at
Brooksville Service Office
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899


The map below depicts the counties and basin board boundaries
within the Southwest Florida Water Management District.





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ond game 25-22. The third
game went back and forth
before Avon Park pulled it out
25-23.
The hard-serving of the Red
Devils ran off several streaks in
the fourth game to take the
match win 25-14, reported
coach Leupold.
The JV Lady Wildcats won at
Avon Park in three games, 25-
18, 17-25 and 15-9.
Hardee and Mulberry were
the smallest teams in the tour-
nament hosted by Bartow. The
Lady Wildcats played two
matches on Friday afternoon
and evening and three more
Saturday afternoon. All were of
the three-game format for this
tourney.
Hardee opened against
Winter Haven in a 3 p.m.
encounter which went all three
games. Winter Haven won the
first 25-16, but the Lady 'Cats
came back to take the second
gaine 25-17, forcing a third
game. Although Hardee led 12-
7, Winter Haven got a final run
to win 16-14.
At 5 p.m., Hardee tangled
with undefeated and eventual
tournament winner Haines City
and played tough ball against
the team which would go on to
defeat Sebring twice. Hardee
lost 25-20 and 25-23, with
strong service and teamwork
making each game competitive.
The Lady Wildcats re-
turned to Bartow for matches
at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. on- Sat-
urday.
The first match was against
Bartow and Hardee seemed less
focused in a 25-6, 25-16 loss.
Next was another match-up
with Winter Haven, which won
Game 1 25-15. Hardee played
to a 22-22 tie in Game 2 before
Winter Haven got the final
points for-the 25-23 win.
Hardee's final match was
against Mulberry. "We -played
pretty well. We hustled," report-
ed Leupold. Mulberry took
Game 1 by a 25-19 score, but
Hardee came back to take the
second 25-19. Mulberry out-
lasted Hardee in Game 3 for the
16-14 win.
"We got a lot of experience
and were able to try several dif-
ferent things, although we were
a bit flat on Saturday," conclud-
ed Leupold.


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Q: is white chocolate a
healthier choice than brown
chocolate?
A: No. White chocolate is
just as high in calories as brown
chocolate and each ounce con-
tains about an extra 1.5 grams
of cholesterol-raising saturated
fat. Furthermore, white choco-
late lacks the antioxidant phyto-
chemicals found in brown
chocolate, especially in dark
chocolate. *
White chocolate does not
contain caffeine, which may be
important for people extremely
sensitive to caffeine. (An ounce
of milk chocolate has slightly
more caffeine than a cup of
decaffeinated coffee and dark
chocolate has about the same as
a cup of regular tea.) No matter
what kind of chocolate you eat,
remember it's a concentrated
source of calories, so enjoy a
small amount and savor it.
Q: I started exercising and
began to lose weight but now
the scale won't budge, even
though I'm still exercising.
What's wrong?
A: When you started exer-
cising you burned more calories
that you were eating, so your
body met its additional needs
by burning body fat and you
lost weight. But at a lower
weight, you burn fewer calories
in all your daily activities. You
may have stopped losing weight
because you are now burning
about as much as you are eat-
ing. To continue losing weight,
you must once again burn more
than you eat; to do so you can


iurtnier increase your exercise
or cut back a little more on what
you eat.
First, however, review all the
diet and exercise changes
you've made since you started
losing weight and see how your
current habits stack up.
Sometimes new habits gradual-
ly slip a little not enough to
cause weight gain, but enough
to keep you stuck on a plateau.
There is also the possibility that
your weight may settle at a
level that is healthy but not as
low as you'd like. Although
excess weight is linked with
increased risk of certain cancers
and other health problems,
there is a wide range of healthy
weights. Your healthy weight
may not match the super-thin
look so popular in the fashion
and entertainment worlds.
Q: If a food or supplement
supplies 100 percent of Daily
Value for a nutrient, is that the
same as 100 percent of the
RDA?
A: No. The "daily value"
(DV) of a nutrient is meant to
approximate the amount we
might find in the healthy diet of
an average adult, but many of
the values were set up based on
an earlier set of recommended
dietary allowances (RDA). DV
figures for fats, carbohydrate,
fiber and protein are based on a
2,000 calorie diet for an average
adult, and planners intended
individuals to adjust those num-
bers if their calorie needs differ.
For other nutrients, there is
only one DV, despite different


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NOTICE OF BUDGET

HEARING

The Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners has tentatively
adopted a budget for 2007-2008. A
public hearing to make a FINAL
DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on
September 23, 2007 at 6:00PM
at
The County Commission Chambers,
412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, FL 33873
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Nutrition Notes


Letter To The Editor

Bobby Ackley's Family Is


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RDAs reflecting needs that dif-
fer based on age and gender.
For example, one or more foods
that total 100 percent of DV for
vitamin C provide 60 mil-
ligrams (mg), although the
RDA for adults is now 75 to 90
mg. On the other hand, 100 per-
cent of DV for iron is actually
more than double the RDA for
adult men and women over age
50.
Use the "% Daily Value" fig-
ures to compare different food
options and to identify roughly
whether a food is high or low in
a particular nutrient. If a serving
of a food supplies 20 percent or
more of daily value, regardless
of what percent of your person-
al needs this is, the food is rela-
tively high in that nutrient. If a
serving supplies 5 percent or
less of daily value, it is not con-
sidered a significant source.
Q: Why is there a lower
limit set for a healthy body
mass index (BMI)? Isn't the
lowest possible weight the
healthiest?
A: Excess weight raises risk
of cancer, diabetes and heart
disease, but weight that is too
low can be unhealthy also.
Severely restricted eating, asso-
ciated with a BMI less than
18.5, usually means that nutri-
tional needs are not met. Weight
this low is also tied to eating
disorders. In some cases, exces-
sively low weight may not
cause poor health, but may be a
sign of poor health, as in some
respiratory and other chronic
illnesses. Studies consistently
link low BMI with osteoporosis
and low bone mineral density.
Examples of low weights asso-
ciated with unhealthy BMIs are
someone who is 5 feet 5 inches
tall and weighs 105 pounds or
less, and someone who is 5 feet
9 inches tall and weighs 120
pounds or less. Note that stan-
dard cut-offs defining healthy
and unhealthy BMIs do not
apply to children,' teenagers,
athletes, and pregnant women.
Q: Is it true that tofu is a
good source of calcium?
A: The calcium content of
tofu depends on how it is made.
Tofu is made by curdling soy-
milk, just as cheese is produced
by curdling dairy milk. If calci-
um sulfate is used to make tofu
it can be a good source of calci-
um, with at least 400 milligrams
(mg) in a four-ounce serving
(about one-half cup). That's
even more than you'd find in a
cup of milk (which has about
300 mg). The recommended
daily total of calcium is 1,000
mg for most adults (1,200 mg
for those over age 50). Tofu
made using nigari (magnesium
chloride) provides only a small
amount of calcium, and tofu
made with a combination of
calcium sulfate and nigari pro-

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BUDGET SUMMARY
HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
REVENUES GENERAL TRANSP. TTDEBT FINE& RACE FIRE PIONEER GRANT' IMPACT VANDOLAH WAUCHULA SOLID WASTE AGENCY TOTAL
REVENUE TRUST SERVICE FORFEITURE. ,, ,TRACK, RESCUE PARK DAYS FUNDS FEES ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET
Ad Val.,rem Tax i' 7926 m.il rer S1009 4.999.209 0 0 8 163866 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,163.077
General Goiernment Taxe:- 1.466,8670 1.70. 8?3 0 0! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,174,543
LceniessPerm.ljFees. 534,653 4 850 0 0! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 539,503
FeOeral ,antr 105:609 0 0 2.500 0 0 0 D.' u 86 0 0 0 0 715,995
StaleGrants 114.861 4671 256 0 500000 0 0 6 1 074 800 0 0 2,874,718 -" 0 9.512,951
State Snared Revenues 2.269.441 1 963 390 0 0 446.500 3000 0 0 0 0 477 664 :i 0 5,159,995
Locl Grans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 261.651 0 0 1,261,651
Charge- lrl Ser,.cei 48,058 u 0 0 ?E5 000 0 42 ,00 119,020 0 0 70 3"4; 464.000 :. *0,, 0 3,259,420
Cou. Rel3led Raeeraus 0 2 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,500
Fine S, Forteilures 26,688 C 0 265 000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 291,688
[nlteesl and Olner Eamrnngs 433.000 121 40)' 5.000 100 000, 0 19 000 5.250 100 050'. 10.875 ,",0 30.000 ri. ,iu' 3.000 984,575
Rents anr Royailies 51,244 C0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 u 0 ,u 0 51,244
Special Asessrrment, Impact Fees 0 0 0 0 1 1 761 000 0 0 517.112 1 0 L00' 0 3,018,112
Sale 0 1:1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '' 0 0
Dor.arion Irorr, Pr,.aie Sources 1.000 0 0 ( 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,000
Miscellaneous & Olr,.r Souices 266,100 16 000 0 1 000 0 0 2.000 50 000 0 ,0 0 .:' -,,0 8.000 363,300
Sub Total Revenues Generated 11,116,733 8,487,269 5,000 9,787,368 446,500 1.825 000 126,270 1,832.536 527,987 83 342 5,108,033 2 142 ',IE 11,000 41,499,554
Less 5% (555.837) (424 363 0 (489 36,8),. 0 (91 250) (6.3131 0 0 .4 1r,', 255,4rJ:i ,,: 1-,tI (550) -1,934,376
Total Revenues Generated 10,560,896 8.062,906 '" 5,000' 9.291,000 446,500 1.733,750 119,957 1.832 536 527,987 79175 4.852,631 2 015 390 10.450 39,565,178
Tranreis In 675,000 203 850 598.833 0 ', 0 831 126 0 0 0 '1 338,975 (:,1 -"00 0 2,954,484
Loan Proceeas.'d.arce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ) 0 0
Casn Forarid 4,119.628 2993693 191,167 909.438 .,, 0 221 714 117.348 3 687 810 0 1.15i .i8 2,234.734 :. 7 1 75 748 17,430,909
Total Revenues '. ., 15,355,524 11,260,449 795,00(0 10,207,438',' 446.500.'. "2,786,590 237,305.' 6 ,520,346 '527,987 225,043 7,426,340 5.075851 86.198 59,950,571

EXPENDITURES
General Govemmer, 7.109.129 0 795000 1 000 :; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7,905,129
Public Safety 2,753.025 0 0 7.909 815 ;, 0 2296 353 0 0 0 0 0 ,' 0 12961,193
Pnhysai Enveor,menit 279032 rj 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 :5AS 6.779 319 1 a;" 0 11,642,203
Trar.portalion 0 3.800 996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9,800,996
Econorrmc Eniror.ment 336.631 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 77 49 0 0 0 0 0 5.112,127
Human ter-.ces 1 244.238 0 0 0 194.000 0 0 228 050 0 0 0 0 0 1,666,288
CuluiefRe.:re3,or, 933,067 C 0 0 '26,500 0 84.510 516 600 0 00 3 .' 0 1,560,877
Other UJses 1,520.952 723 833 0 0 226.000 84 000 82.200 0 1 .' 10 0 4: .' 86.198 3,169,713
Gen, .al aminls'a in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,: 0 0
Couw.s 0 0 0 1 556 88 ,.' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 u 0 1,556,888
General Operal,ons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 '' 0 0
Sub-Total Expenditures .14,176,074 10.524 829 795,000 9.461.703 446,500 2.382.353 166,710 5,520,346 0 134 395 6.779,319 4. 8',. 967 86.198 55,375,414
Reser"e.,Cor.l.ngency 1.179,450 735 ..o20 0 39 735 0 404 -237 170595 0 527.987 9'0 -8 647 021 1. "A 0 4,575,157
Tota.Bltpehditu res 15.355,524 11,260,449 795.000 10,207,438 :,' .. 448,500 '2,786,590 237,305 5,520,346 527,987 225,043 7.426,340 5 075.851 86,198 59,950,571
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS A PUBLIC RECORD
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vides some calcium, but not as
much as a cup of milk. If you
are looking for tofu with calci-
um, make sure you check the
label.
Q: Does the fruit in yogurt
count as a serving of fruit?
A: Most commercial fruit
yogurts contain about two
tablespoons of fruit preserves
per serving, too little to be con-
sidered a fruit serving. One
serving of fresh, canned or
frozen fruit is a half-cup. A
quarter-cup of dried fruit (such
as raisins) is also considered a
serving. For a more nutritious
fruit yogurt that includes a serv-
ing of fruit, spoon some plain
yogurt into a bowl and add a
half-cup of one or more of your
favorite fruits. You can flavor
your yogurt with a little vanilla
and a teaspoon of sugar, or sim-
ply start with vanilla yogurt.
Your home prepared fruit
yogurt will be higher in fiber
and vitamins, and fresher tast-
ing. It may also be lower in
calories and less expensive.
According to the American
Institute for Cancer Research,
eating an abundance of fruits
and vegetables each day is one
of the most important steps we
can take to lower our risk of
cancer. Finding ways to add an
extra serving or two of fruit to
our diets is worth the effort.


Thankful For
Dear Editor:
The family of Bobby
Dwayne Ackley wants to some-
how express our gratitude. Our
family has been overwhelmed
by the goodness of all the peo-
ple who have offered prayers,
words of encouragement and
even donations. God bless you
all. You have been an anchor for
us in these difficult times. For
all of the angels who surround-
ed us with hugs and support -
we thank you.
Those who knew Bobby will
remember him as a good man
and loving father. We struggle
to fill the void left in our lives
by his absence. Pray that God's
loving-kindness and mercy will
help to assuage the pain of his
loss.
Thank you to all loved ones
who participated in the memor-
ial bike run to Lettuce Lake.
Even though it was planned on
short notice the turnout was *
great. It would not have been
possible without such great
friends as Richie and Barbey.
You all really showed your
love. Surely, Bobby's spirit is
smiling. (You remember his


Help, Support
grin.) Let's stay close to one
another and remember the good
old times and make some good
new ones.
We greatly appreciate all the,
visits, flowers, food, cards and
contributions for funeral
expenses. There is no why to
express what it all has meant to
us. The best we can do with
words is to say, "thank you" and
"we love you!"
To Pastor Phil Stutzman and
the members of the Church of
Arcadia you are the most ter-
rific people we've had the
opportunity to meet. Thanks for
all you did for our family. Be
assured that your response to
Bobby's death was an outstand-
ing testimony. Your solid
Christian witness brought us
through a tragic time. The result
has brought many closer to the
Lord. Please continue to lift us
up as we wait for our reunion
with Bobby in heaven.
Thanks again,
Bobby's Family
Wauchula
Editor's Note: Bobby Dwayne
Ackley passed away recently in
a motorcycle accident.


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KKelly's Column
By Jim



David Weis, 71, of Wauchula recently completed another sea-
son of commercial fishing for salmon in Alaska. He fishes out of
Ketchikan on a 1971 boat he p." chased in 1977.
This season he fished less nan usual for 15 days spread
over four trips. King salmon brought $4.65 a pound gutted. They
weighed 10 to 12 pounds. If caught during the May-June season,
the range is 10 to 40 pounds, the larger fish being females with roe.
These wild-caught salmon sell for twice as much as pen-raised
fish. A fish market in Seattle, Wash., was selling wild-caught king
salmon for $18 a pound whole, or $24 a pound for filets, said Weis.
Weis trolls for the salmon using spoons or other lures with
skirts. H has been fishing part-time for salmon in Alask for over 30
years. Salmon ar highly prized as a commercial and sports fish.
Ketchikan has about 200 to 300 charter boats and 25 trolling
boats.

The 3-0 Hardee Wildcat football team plays at Avon Park
Friday night at 7:30 in their first district game. The Cats are ranked
No. 4 in the state 3-A poll.
The Hardee defense and running attack looked strong last
Friday night at Fort Myers Riverdale. Quarterback Jordan
Grimsley made several good option runs.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation reports deaths from the dis-
ease have declined 22 percent but says one man dies every 19 min-
utes and another man is diagnosed with. prostate cancer every 2.5
minutes.
Over 65 percent of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over
age 65. African-American men have the highest rates of the disease
and are nearly 2.5 times as likely to die from the disease than
Caucasian men.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has taken over law enforce-
ment in Frostproof and Eagle Lake, eliminating those police
departments. The police officers became sheriff's employees and
got a raise. Frostproof plans to save over $300,000 a year and Eagle
Lake about $90,000 annually, wrote S.L. Frisbie in the Polk coun-
ty Democrat Sept. 13.
Savings include dispatching, records maintenance, evidence
storage and an upper rank structure. Lake Wales and Fort Meade.
are in discussions with the sheriff's office about costs and services.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said today three officers are sent on a
complaint that generally would have required one officer 30 years
ago. Defendants today are often less compliant with officers than
many years ago.
"When we took prayer and paddle out of the schools, it all
started going downhill," said Judd. Judd said he does not get
involved in local town politics and only talks with town govern-
ment about law enforcement if invited by town officials.

By 2050 the combined economies of E7 (China, India, Brazil,
Russia, Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey) will surpass the current G7
countries (United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom,
France, Italy and Canada), reports a 2006 PricewaterhouseCoopers
report, "The World in 2050."
Antoine Van Agtmael, author of "The Emerging Markets
Century," writes that the center of the 24/7 global economy is shift-
ing from the cities of London, Paris and New York to Shanghai,
Mumbai, Seoul and Mexico City.
The global economy brings cheaper goods and services.
Wharton professor 4eremy Siegel notes in 1950 there were
.seven workers per retiree in the U.S. and now there are five and
expected to be fewer thAn three by 2050. His 2005 book is "The
Future For Investors."
The three largest economies in 2050 are expected to be China,
the U.S. and India, followed in order by Brazil, Japan, Indonesia,
Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, France and Italy.
The above information comes from the September 2007 CFO
magazine. To reduce the threat of global warming, the world needs
to shift more from fossil fuels to renewable and nuclear energy,
improved energy efficiency, and using carbon capture and storage
technologies, writes John Hawksworth, author of the PxC Report.

Denise Benavides of the local American Cancer Society said
there will be a blood drive Friday, Nov. 2, at 303 W. Main Street
(the old police station) in Wauchula to benefit Ken Weis of
Wauchula.
Ken is being treated for a rare form of cancer and will need a
bone marrow transplant. He is retired from the telephone company
and served in the Vietnam War.

O.J. Simpson is back in the news, being charged with felonies
in connection with an attempt to get some of his memorabilia back
from a Las Vegas hotel room. He was with a couple other guys that
were reported to have guns.
O.J., one of the all-time great college and pro runningbacks,
appeared in movies and was a spokesman for Hertz car rental com-
pany. He then harmed his reputation being charge with 1994 mur-
ders of his estranged wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. H6
was found innocent.
Before getting the bad publicity, the now-Florida resident
could have been a pitchman for Florida orange juice O.J. pro-
moting O.J. It will never happen now. The Florida Citrus
Commission in the early 1970s hired singer Anita Bryant to pro-
mote orange juice, saying "A day with Florida orange juice is like
a day without sunshine." She was later dropped as O.J. spokesper-
son after fighting against gay rights.
Orange juice remains a super fruit juice (my personal favorite),
but per capital consumption in the U.S. has declined due to com-
petition from other drinks, including Gatorade and bottled water.

The Tampa Bay Bucs looked great Sunday in a 31-14 win over
the New Orleans Saints. New quarterback Jeff Garcia and receivers
Joey Galloway and Ike Hillard starred, along with linebacker
Barrett Ruud.
I sat next to Alfonso White (Hardee High Class of 1971) and
his wife. He is a middle school teacher in Tampa and brother of
Hardee's Barry White..Alfonso played well as Wildcat offensive
and defensive back under head coach Leon Sharp and alongside
legendary back, linebacker and return man Tom Pace. Pace, who
had thighs like tree trunks, was one of the greatest Hardee athletes
ever. Alfonso was pleasantly surprised to hear Leon's son John is
Hardee's defensive coordinator under The Price Is Right Show.

The 3-0 Florida Gators are looking strong and have a road
game at Ole Miss Saturday.


A lady pediatric dentist recently was found guilty of not pay-
ing federal income taxes on an annual income of a half million dol-
lars. She represented herself in court and claimed she was not
obligated to pay the income taxes. Her sentencing hearing is later
this year.
The prosecutors said she drove on federal highways and even
visited a national park. Americans should pay an income tax in
exchange for the freedoms and benefits we enjoy.

John Gillespie and his wife Lorraine will in Mid-November
open Joshua House, a home for women and children. Many will be
from domestic violence situations. The location is the old Gilliard
house on S. Florida Ave. 1.5 miles south of Florida's First
Assembly of God Church.

qducation...has produced a vast population able to read but
unableto distinguish what is worth reading.
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Cub Scouts
Visit School
"School Night for Scouting"
is coming to Zolfo Springs
Elementary School on Tues-
day at 7 p.m. Boys will be
given flyers at school and
can return with their parents
in the evening to learn more
about Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Pack,843 will
accept registrations for the
cub pack and adult volunteer
applications will also be
taken. For more information,
call Max Nugent at 863-385-
8531.

Scouts Sell
Popcorn
The local Cub Scouts, Boy
Scouts and Venture Crews
have started their annual
popcorn sales event. Dis-
plays will be a various busi-
nesses and children may
come knocking on residen-
tial doors.
There are different vari-
eties of the product avail-
able. This is a fund-raiser for
the three units, so everyone
is asked to be supportive.
For more information, call
area coordinator Max New-
gent at 863-385-8531.

Class Of 1977
Reunion Oct. 27
The Hardee High School
Class of 1977 has planned
its 30-year class reunion for
Oct. 27 at the Elks Lodge at
6 p.m., with a live band play-
ing from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Anyone who has not
received an invitation, or
knows someone who hasn't,
should call Cookie Gailiano
Sanders at 773-4258, Teresa
Weeks Hall at 773-0759 or
Barbara Spears at 773-
9058.

College Sets
Driving Class
The South Florida Com-
munity College is planning
first-time driver license appli-
cants classes, which require
pre-registration. The two
four-hour classes will be on
Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the Hardee
Campus, 2968 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green.
The Alcohol Drug Accident
Prevention Training course
costs $28. The Spanish Drug
Alcohol Traffic Education
class costs $27. To pre-reg-
ister, or for more information,
call 773-2252, ext. 7392 or
7153.

Be who you are and say what
you feel, because those who
mind don't matter and those
who matter don't mind.
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PAGE ONE


'Cats Roll Over Raiders 34-6; At Avon Park Next


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five different players put
points on the board for the
Hardee Wildcats.
The 'Cats survived a rain-
storm and Fort Myers Riverdale
passing attack to claim a 34-6
win on Friday night. It ups the
Wildcat record to 3-0 and may
improve its number four rank-
ing in the state Class 3A poll.
This week, the 'Cats are at
Avon Park for the first of four
District 12 encounters. The Red
Devils, who were outplayed 41-


0 by Davenport Ridge and 48-0
by Okeechobee, have had two
weeks to prepare for their visit
from the Wildcats on Friday
night.
"They're 2-0 and backed into
a corner. They have a star run-
ning back and their quarterback
can run. They were shut out by
two pretty good teams. I expect
them to oppose us any way they
can. They'll be tough," said
Wildcat head coach Tim Price.
In last week's game, the 'Cat
offense accumulated 363 yards
and five touchdowns, all in a


rushing attack limited by the
rain, taking out the option pitch-
out and the passing game.
"They were a tough defensive
line, playing six on the line of
scrimmage. With the weather, it
was basically a matter of keep
or give," said Price.
Coach David Mahoney attrib-
uted a lot of the offensive out-
put to the offensive line, center
Tyler Bumby, tackles Tyrone
Pace and Carlos Ramirez and
guards Brett Tyson and Alex
Lanier.
The Offensive Player of the


Week was senior Onel Virgile,
who scored the first TD on a 26-
yard reverse. Adding a pair of
TDs was quarterback Jordan
Grimsley, who had nine carries
for 172 yards, including four of
more than 30 yards. Fellow
seniors Jayquan Gandy (12 car-
ries for 50 yards) and Jimmy
Cimeus (19 carries for 63
yards) each added a touchdown.
Freshman Jarius Lindsey added
eight carries for 49 yards and
Kelsheem White had two car-
ries for three yards.
Defensively, junior line-
backer David Newcomb had.
nine tackles, seven assists and a
pair of fumble recoveries to
earn Player Of the Week nod.
Soph Antjuan Jones chipped in
with seven tackles, eight assists
and a caused fumble.
See WILDCATS 2B


Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards
Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE

RIVERDALE


HARDEE
0-3-1
0
51/363
363
2
11
5/35


RIVERDALE
2-10-1
54
32/88
142
3
8
7/35


67714 =34

330 0 = 6


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat golf
team is excelling right-now.
Led by senior Kaleb
Saunders, the 'Cats picked up
another three wins last week.
Saunders had a record-setting
performance at the Lake Wales
Country Club last Tuesday in
leading the Wildcats to a win.
He set a new school record 31
with an eagle, three birdies and
five pars en route to carding a
31 on the par-36 nine-hole
course.
The Wildcats handily won the
tri-match, which was hosted by
the Frostproof Bulldogs and
included the Lake Wales
Highlanders. Hardee finished
with 151, while Lake Wales
had 173 and Frostproof 178.
Saunders' teammates also did
well. Junior Ben Krause
"helped the cause with a 38,
including one birdie, reported
coach George Heine. Classmate
Jake Crews carded a 39 with
two birdies and freshman
Taylor Barlow came around in
43 with one bird.
Seniors James Olliff and
Tyler Cobb completed the scor-
ing with 45 and 46 respectively.
"We seem to be making a lot
more birdies this year than in
the past, which is good, because
that helps to cancel out the
occasional bad hole," com-
mented Heine.


The Hardee boys had a simi-
lar victory at the home Torrey
Oaks course last Thursday,
shooting 155 to the 195 of Lake
Wales.' "We seem to be hitting
on all cylinders at the present
time. I certainly hope it contin-
ues through districts. Maybe we
can give the private schools a
run for their money," added
Heine.
The 'Cats were led again by
Saunders, who finished with an
even par 36, which included a
trio of birdies. Barlow "con-
tributed his lowest score to date
with a 38, highlighted by an
eagle and a birdie.".
Krause chipped in with a 39
with one birdie and Crews
added 42 to the team score.
Junior Brek McClenithan added
46 and Cobb a 48 for the


Wildcats.
The 'Cats played Monday,
and possibly Tuesday, of this
week, at the annual Hawkins
tournament at Sun-n-Lakes in
Sebring. It's an 18-hole match
against some of the top compe-
tition in the state.
Today (Thursday), the Cats
play at Avon Park. They round
out the month with a Sept. 27
home tri-match against Lake
Wales and Lake Placid.
Meanwhile, Hardee girls had
only one match schedule last
week, a quad-match at The
Bluffs, the DeSoto home
course, which was rained out.
On the girls squad are seniors
Nicole Bromley and Ciarra
Chancey, soph Macey Reas and
freshmen Kara Norris, Emily
Williams and Lauren Moore.


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2B The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


WILDCATS
Continued From 1B


Senior outside linebacker
Wade Mahoney had a half
dozen tackles, two assists and a
pass breakup. Junior Logan
Thomas was on the spot for five
solo tackles and six assists and
classmate Postene Louisjeune
had a pair of tackles and four
assists.
Cementing the defense were
linemen" Skylar Alden, Joe
Barton, Lance Mason and
Jordan Baker. "If they didn't
make their blocks, the lineback-
ers wouldn't have been so
effective," commented coach
Mahoney. The team was able to
make several good defensive
stands, said Price, who was
more pleased with the second-
half effort. "In the first half, the
offense was not up to its poten-
tial, but the defense did well. In
the second half, I think the
offense played well, much bet-
ter," commented Price.
Baker got the nod as Special
Teams Player of the Week for
his "good snaps in bad condi-
tions."
Finally, junior Michael
McTaw was named Scout Team
Player of the Week. Playing a
variety of positions emulating
the opposition, he enabled the
team to prepare for the game
against the Raiders.
After a 25 minute rain delay,
Hardee had first possession,
getting the ball at its 20-yard
line on a touchback. Gandy,
Cimeus and Grimsley took
turns toting the football and a
Raider penalty kept the
Wildcats moving.
As the rain got heavier,
Hardee moved slowly along
into Raider territory. Before
the midway mark of the first
period, Virgile took the handoff
on the flanker reverse and broke
four tackles on his way 26 yards
to the end zone. The Jose
Castaneda kick was blocked.
The teams exchanged punts,
with Grimsley's slipping off to
the rigItf "nd"going out of
bounds on the Wildcat 10. The
Hardee defense stiffened and
would not allow Riverdale run-
ners into the end zone. Junior
John Koeppel had to settle for a
27-yard field goal, cutting the
Hardee lead to 6-3 late in the


first quarter.
By the middle of the second
period, the rain had slowed to a
drizzle. Hardee had to punt the
ball away and Riverdale made a
couple of first downs before
coming up a half yard short on a
fourth down. Hardee took over
on its own 35.
It was a slight sprinkle as the
'Cats ate up ground and time. A
pass was nearly intercepted.
Then Grimsley rolled around
the left end and cut down the
field, pulling away from tack-
lers and going 46 yards to score.
The Castenada kick was on the
money and Hardee led 13-3.
A Raider fumble was recov-
ered but, in turn, a Grimsley
pass was picked off. The
Raiders began again at the
Hardee 10. Three passes were
incomplete and Riverdale again


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had to settle for a field goal, a
24-yarder as time ran out in the
first half with Hardee still in
front 13-6.
Early in the second half it
was tough going. Riverdale was
forced to punt and Hardee gave
the ball back on a fumble at
midfield. Two plays later,
Virgile intercepted a Raider
pass.
Hardee started over and took
15 plays and a couple of Raider
penalties to score. Gandy went
over right tackle for the final 20
yards. With Castaneda's kick, it
was a'-20"6 game late in the
third quarter.
Four plays later, Riverdale
punted and Hardee began at its
44. A fake to Cimeus and a
Grimsley keeper ended up with
a run up the middle for a 55-
yard TD. Again, the kick was
good. Hardee led 27-6.
Another Newcomb fumble
recovery gave the ball quickly
back to Hardee at the Raider 24.
It took only four plays before
Cimeus went up the middle for
the 2-yard tally. The PAT made
the final score 34-6.
Another three plays and
Riverdale punted. It was time
for the Wildcat reserves to take
the field. Freshman Scott
Donaldson was at quarterback
and classmate Jarius Lindsey
and soph Kelsheem White car-
ried the ball.
Riverdale took over on
downs at its 27. A short run, a
penalty, a 17-yard pass and
another for 37 yards had the
Raiders at the Hardee 23.
Another pass was incomplete
and time ran out, preserving
Hardee's 34-6 win.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


SMeet Mr. & Mrs. Crystal Meth
written by Alicia VanDavis Forward By Jimmy Ashe, Sheriff of Jackson County, NC


u The following is for fair
use and educational pur-
poses only. This is a poem
passed on to me by a relative of
the 21-year-old female who lost
Sher life while addicted to crystal
meth. This is a true story. A 21
year-old female was addicted to
crystal meth (methamphetamine),
overdosed and lost her life. After
her death, they were cleaning out
her apartment and in her top dresser
drawer, found a poem she had written,
"Meet Mr. & Mrs. Crystal Meth".
*
I destroy homes -
I tear families apart.
I take your children
and that's just a start.
I'm more valued than diamonds,
more precious than gold.
The sorrow I bring
is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember,
I'm easily found.
I live all around you,
in school and in town.
I live with the rich,
I live with the poor,
I live just down the street
and maybe next door.
I'm made in a lab,
but not one like you think,
I can be made
under the kitchen sink,
In" your child's closet,
and even out in the woods.
If this scares you to death,
then it certainly should.
I have many names,
but there's one you'll know best.
I'm sure you heard of me,
My name is Crystal Meth.


My power is awesome,
try me, you'll see,
But if you do,
you may never break free.
Just try me once
and I might let you go.
But if you try me twice;-
then I'll own your soul.
When I possess you,
you'll steal and you'll lie.
You'll do what you have to,
just to get high.
The crimes you commit
for my narcotic charms
Will be worth the pleasures
you feel in my arms.
You'll lie to your mother,
you'll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears,
you must feel sad.
Just forget your morals
and how you were raised.
I'll be your conscience,
I'll teach you my ways.
I take kids from their parents,
I take parents from their kids.
I turn people from God.
I separate friends.
I'll take everything from you, your
looks and your pride.
I'll be with you always,
right by your side.
You'll give up everything,
your family, your home,
Your money, your true friend, then
you'll be alone.
I'll take and take
til you have no more.to give.
When I finish with you,
you'll be lucky to live.
If you try me, be warned:
this is not a game.
If I'm given the chance,
I'll drive you insane.


I'll ravage your body,
I'll control your mind.
I'll own you completely.
Your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I'll give you
when you're lying in bed,
S-And the voices you'lltear
from inside your head,
The sweats, the shakes,
and the visions you'll see,
I want you to know
these are gifts from me.
But then it's too late,
and you'll know in your heart
That you are now mine
and we shall not part.
You'll regret that you tried me
(they always do),
But you came to me,
not I to you.
You knew this would happen. Many
times you've been told.
But you challenged my power. You
chose to be bold.
You could have said no
and then walked away.
If you could live that day over,
what would you say?
My power is awesome,
as I told you before.
I can take your life
and make it so dim and sore.
I'll be your master
and you'll be my slave.
I'll even go with you
when you go to your grave.
Now that you've met me,
what will you do?
Will you try me or not?
It's all up to you.
I can show you more misery
than words can tell.
Come take my hand,
let me lead you to Hell.


Lady 'Cats Swim Even With North Port


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Each of the Hardee swim
teams had some good and
some bad in a pair of meets
last week.
The Lady Wildcats broke
even with their counterparts
from North Port High School
on Thursday, while the North
Port boys beat the Wildcats-.
On Tuesday, it was the oppo-
site, with the Wildcats domi-
nating Avon Park and the
Lady Devils outswimming the
Hardee girls.
This week the Hardee
swimmers were at Lake Placid
on Tuesday and go to a tri-
meet at Frostproof today
(Thursday) with Avon Park
also participating. The month
ends with a visit next Tuesday
from Lakewood Ranch and a
trip to Avon Park on Sept. 27.
Hardee boys won eight of
12 events against visiting
Avon Park last Tuesday. That
included three relay events
and five individual events.
Individuals winning included
Josh Rickett and Tyler
Robertson, each twice, and
once for Joe Porter.
The 200 medley relay team
of Robertson, Porter, Rickett
and Jake Willis were winners,
with Kyle Bodeck, Dustin
Spears, Sean McCandless and
Lee Cortez placing third.
Rickett won the 200
freestyle in a time of 2:19.22,
in ahead of teammates Spears
(second), Isaac Vasquez
(third) and Bodeck (fifth).
With no opposition in the
200 Individual medley (IM),
Hardee's Porter, Willis and
McCandless picked up points
in the event.
Chris Reid was a close sec-
ond in the 50 freestyle, with
Cortez fourth and Brian
Hagans sixth.
In the diving, Sheldon
Hartman was second, while
Thomas Hogenauer placed
fourth, Bradley Adcox fifth
and Josh Rogers sixth.
Rickett won the 100 butter-
fly and Bodeck was second.
, Robertson came in over six


tenths of a second ahead of
teammate Reid in the 100
free-style and Vasquez placed
fourth.
Cortez was second in the
exhausting 500 freestyle, with
Hagans fourth and Hogenauer
fifth.
The Wildcats won the 200
free relay with Reid, Porter,
Vasquez and Willis combining
efforts.
Robertson won the 100
backstroke, well ahead of five
competitors. Willis was
fourth, Hartman fifth and
Adcox sixth.
Porter was 1.03 tenths of a
second back to place second
in the 100 breaststroke. Spears
was fourth and McCandless
fifth.
Finally, Hardee won the 400
free relay with Robertson,
Vasquez, Rickett and Reid.
Adcox, Hagans, Hartman and
McCandless were third.
On the girls side of the
ledger, although it was a 157-
113 team loss, Hardee had
four first-place finishes.
Senior Sarah Ezelle won the
100 backstroke, 13 tenths of a
second ahead of everyone
else. Ashley Smith placed
third and Lady Devils placed
second, fourth and fifth.
Junior Katie Jernigan won
the 200 IM in 3.01.68, just
ahead of Brittany Wiggins at
3:02.37 and well ahead of the
3.40.05 of number three.
Heather Kouns placed fourth
and another Lady Devil fifth.
Wiggins won the 100
breaststroke, with Kate
Krause fifth and Kouns sixth.
Freshman Kaitlin Kennedy
placed second in both the 200
free and 500 free. Classmate
Kyndall Robertson was third
in both events, ahead of Avon
Park swimmers.
Hardee won the 400 free
relay, with Kennedy, Jernigan,
Wiggins and Chelsea Goolsby
in at 5:07.08, ahead of Avon
Park's team at 5:27.17.
Jernigan was second of
eight swimmers in the 100
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relay, again with Wiggins,
Jernigan and Kennedy, joined
by Krause.
Other Hardee swimmers in
the meet against Avori Park
were Katiena Pesquera, and
Samantha Cowart.
The Lady Wildcats had five
first-place finishes in tying
138-138 against North Port at
home last Thursday.
Junior Kaitlin Justice, who
had missed Tuesday's meet,
won the 50 free, with team-
mates Krause, Goolsby and
Smith second, third and fifth
of the seven swimmers in the
event. Justice also won the
100 free, ahead of Krause,
Jernigan and Cowart, second,
third and seventh respectively
of the eight swimmers com-
peting.
Ezelle again won the 100
backstroke, with Smith fourth
and Cowart sixth of seven
swimmers.
Htardee won a pair of relays.
Jernigan, Krause, Goolsby
and Justice won the 200 free
and Krause, Jernigan, Wiggins
and Justice combined in the
400 free.
Hardee boys, however, took
their first loss of the season,
trailing North Port 170-137.
The Wildcats took only four
first-place finishes.
Robertson won the 50 free,
with Dylan Justice third,
Vasquez fourth and Bodeck
seventh of the eight swim-
mers. Robertson also won the
100 backstroke, with Hagans
sixth and Hartman seventh.
Reid, Justice, Rickett and
Robertson were the best of
four teams in the 400 relay.
Spears, Cortez, Willis and
Vasquez placed third.
Finally, Hardee's four
divers shared points with no
opposition. Adcox was bet
with 101.50 points, followed
by Hartman, Rickett and
Hogen-auer.
Rickett was a very close
second in the 200 IM, coming
to the wall in 2:31.78, on the
heels of the 2:31.49 of John
Vacca.


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FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MATTIE LOU WES-
SEL TRUSTEE, 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. 13 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

120 AC MINERAL RIGHTS 1.53 INTEREST IN
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NE 1/4, all in Section 2, Township 35 South,
Range 23 East, Hardee County, Florida.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY-
When God began creating
the heavens and the earth,
the earth at first was a shape-
less, chaotic mass, with the
Spirit of dark brooding over
the dark vapors.
Genesis 1:1 (TLB)
FRIDAY
Therefore, a man leaves his
father and mother and em-
braces his wife. They be-
come one flesh the two of
them, the man and his wife,
were naked but they felt no
shame.
Genesis 2:24 (ME)
SATURDAY
So the Lord God said to the
serpent, "Because you have
done this.. I will put enmi-
ty between you (Satan) and
the woman, and between
your descendants and hers;
He (Christ) will crush your
head, and you will strike His
heel".
Genesis 3:14a (NIV)
SUNDAY
(And God said,) "When the
rainbow appears in the
clouds, I will see it and I will
remember the agreement
that continues forever
between me and every living
thing on the earth."
Genesis 9:16 (NCV)
MONDAY
God told Abram (Abraham),
"Leave your country, your
family, and your father's
home for a land that I will
show you. I'll make of you a
great nation and bless you.
I'll make you famous and
you'll be a blessing. I'll bless
those who bless you, and
those who curse you, I will
curse. All the families of the
Earth will be blessed through
you.
Genesis 12:1-3 (ME)

TUESDAY
Is anything too hard for God?
Next year, just as I have told
you, I will certainly see to it
that Sarah has a son ... For
.Abraham shall become a
mighty nation, and he will be
a blessing for all the nations
of the earth.
Genesis 18:14,18 (TLB)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord said, "Because you
did not keep back your son,
your only son from me, I will
make you this promise by My
Own Name. I will surely
bless you and give you many
descendants. They will be as
many as the stars in the sky
and the sand on the
seashore, and they will cap-
ture the cities of their ene-
mies. Through all your
descendants all the nations
of the Earth will be blessed,
because you obeyed Me."
Genesis 22:16-18 (NCV)


Letter To The Editor

Bike Run For Bobby Ackley

Sept. 15 Was A Success


Dear Editor:
A big thanks to everyone
involved in the benefit bike run
for Bobby Dwayne Ackley
Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at
Pioneer Park. We had a great
turnout for short notice.
I counted approximately 26
motorcycles and eight cars,
trucks and vans. We would like
to thank The Herald-Advocate
for having their photographer
there for some photos and all
the riders that were in atten-
dance. A good bunch of people
- friends, family, old faces and
new. When I looked at the peo-
ple that were in attendance
there was a smile on their face.
The ride was blessed around
11:20 by Brother Marvin
Walker. Thank you and yours
for attending our run. We sold
out our T-shirts within an hour.
We thank everyone who pur-
chased these shirts and hope
you wear them with pride. I
will.
The money raised from this
will help Sister Michelle
Ackley and her children to sus-
tain simple life needs.
The run began from Pioneer
Park down the double drive in
Pioneer park with Brother Ervin
Bodiford, his son and wife;
Elwood Merchant, John Short
(the lord will forgive me for for-
getting his son's name, Ervin
might not) leading the proces-
sion with orange safety vest on
working as blockers for the pro-
cession. Thank each of you for
your hard work and film you
shot during the ride.
We proceeded without prob-
lems out to Murphy Road and
went south to Limestone for a
brief pit stop. We want to thank
Herb for his courtesy and avail-
ability. I encouraged everyone
who likes to take a ride in the
country to visit him and sit on
the porch awhile.
Solomons Castle is only a
minute or two from there and
visit Howard and his family.
They are a great bunch of folks
in downtown Limestone.
We continued south to
Highway 70 and had a top off
on gas. Thank God for the water
that was available for it was
truly hot in that parking lot. All
riders were patient and courte-
ous and endured the heat for a
good purpose. God bless you
all.
We continued south as
planned to 761, went east and


crossed over Peace River. It was
a beautiful sight. My Brother
Terry Swearingen told me that
this was the spot that his moth-
er Edna was married on a small
island just off that bridge so I
am sure this brought back some
memories for her on this special
day.
We arrived at Lettuce Lake
where the brothers of Bobby
Dwayne Ackley had a moment
of silence for the fallen brother,
and everyone pretty much just
cut up and enjoyed the bikes
and each other company. Had
some great photo opportunities
to remember the ride by.
I had not been there in a long
time and forgot how beautiful it
is down south where the water
runs deep. The navigator is near
the landing for a meal and boat
landing also. I remembered tak-
ing a ride on our bikes there
with Bobby a few years back. It
is hard to accept he will not be
around.
The procession then proceed-
ed east to Highway 17, and we
headed north through down-
town Fort Ogden and into
Nocatee for another pit stop for
water and fuel. The people who
were working at the Circle K -
we thank you for your courte-
ous service for we looked like
an army invading those poor
girls for about 30 minutes. We
waited for Arcadia police to
prepare for us to travel through
their great little city (home of
the Arcadia Rodeo).
As we were ahead of sched-
ule we visited with each other
and talked about bikes, cars,
life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness, you name it, we hiad
a great bunch.
Prior to the ride I had con-
tacted the city police in Arcadia
before the run, and they were
kind enough to have their police
department ahead assist us
through the intersections in the
city limits. God bless each and
everyone involved in that for I
know He will bless you for it.
We continued through
Brownville (not Brownsville). I
never noticed that, and I have
had many pleasurable trips to
the boat ramp in Gardner and
Brownville.
We had scheduled with Zolfo
Police Department to help with
the intersection of 17 and 64 in
Zolfo Springs. However, it is
my belief that they were called
to do their duty. We thank them


for the offer but duty calls.
Thank you and your department
for your continued public ser-
vice.
We did have things under
control. We made sure our
blockers were ready in case of
such an occasion. Without their
hard work and dedication the
ride would not have been the
success it turned out to be.
As we entered Wauchula the
city police were on hand in
force. My heart swelled as I saw
the lights going on their vehi-
cles located at every major
intersection in Bobby's home
town. Thanks go out to all of
you and your terrific people
behind the scenes. You girls
know who I am talking about.
The ride ended at Brother
Mike Swearingens home in
Bowling Green where we all
rested under tents and chairs
loaned to us by The Lord's
Church members. God bless
you folks and the good work
you do.
We had food donated by Joe
Staton of Staton's Video &
Appliance. Thank you, Joe, you
are a blessing to the community.
For those who do not know,
while Bobby was going through
a mid-life crisis he had worked
for Joe driving his snow cone
trucks. I still remember seeing
Bobby around town in that
truck and, believe it or not,
Bobby liked that job. He would
tell me stories of the children
and adults he would meet on his
day-to-day travels around
Hardee County, and he was
truly amazing.
I attempted to prompt some
bike games but everyone was a
little exhausted from the ride
and the heat, so maybe next
time when it is cooler weather.
If anyone is interested in get-
ting together for an organized
bike run, please call my office
at 773-0377 and give my mom
(Wilma Evans) your name and
contact number, and I will con-
tact you for the next run which
is a run through the Heartland
in the first part of October and
toy drive for the police depart-
ments that assisted us through
Arcadia, Zolfo Springs and
Wauchula.
We ate till we would have
popped. The women involved
made all the fixings, and it was
just a great time. People started
thinning out around 5 p.m.
I had a great time and had
some fresh air and maybe a lit-
tle too much sunshine. It was a
blessing from God all the way.

Richie Evans
Zolfo Springs


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Lady Cats Beat Booker


Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


DONATE YOUR MEMORIES
On the Sept. 6 agenda for the Board of County Commissioners
meeting was a request by the Hardee County Builders Association
to build a wing onto the Cracker Trail Museum. The Builders
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The Cracker Trail Museum in Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs will soon be the beneficiary of an addition cour-
tesy of the Hardee County Builders Association.
Association will completely fund the project, with all labor and
materials donated.
An architect is busy working on plans and diagrams of what
will prove to be a welcome and much-needed addition for the
museum. I was asked during the meeting if the museum has enough
acquisitions at the present time to fill up that new addition.
Currently, over 3,500 precious acquisitions are housed in the
Cracker Trail Museum, not including those in the Hart Cabin,
Bryant Blacksmith Shop and Post Office. We have always accept-
ed those items as they are offered to us; however, the space has still
been limited to the point that it has not been feasible to place an all-
out request to the community for their precious memories.
Most recently, the museum received a donation of 22 year-
books from the Hardee County School Board, beginning with the
year 1955. I1 am quite sure that with the help of our Hardee County
residents, and the fact that we will now have the space to properly
display new acquisitions, Cracker Trail Museum will be able to fill
that new wing with new and interesting memories.
The Hardee County Builders Association understands that this
county is rich in history, history that deserves to be maintained for
not only our current residents but also for our future generations.
It is truly an honor to be a part of a community that appreci-
ates the dedication of our ancestors who had a part in Hardee
County as it is today.
Won't you consider locating those old boxes of pictures, open-
ing that cedar chest and going through Grandma's linens, and


retrieving Grandpa's war souvenirs? Consider further donating
them to Cracker Trail Museum in your relative's honor. Let us dis-
play them in the appropriate fashion that our Hardee County
Builders Association has now been so generous to provide for the
future of Hardee County.
Perhaps some of you are not quite ready to part with that per-
sonal memory yet. Maybe those pictures are the only ones that you
have of your relative. We are also interested in borrowing the pic-
ture long enough for us to scan the original and add that to our col-
lection. Your original can be returned to you so you may continue
to enjoy it.


Hardee County citizens are eager to share their memories. If
you don't believe it, just get a group of second-, third- and fourth-
generation Hardee County pioneers together and ask them about
questions you may have concerning 'particular locations of busi-
nesses or residences from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Ask Marcus
Shackelford, ask Noveta Beeson, ask Perry Taylor, ask Richard
Dasher, ask Jimmy See.
All of our citizens are proud to share their memories, proud to
share their knowledge of this community. Won't you consider shar-
ing yours by contacting the museum to arrange for your donations
to be some of the first to be housed in this new addition?


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HOW TO READ THE BOOK
I want to confess a personal shortcoming. I am in the process
of reading "How to Read a Book," by Mortimer Adler and Charles
Van Doren. Ironically, this book is written about something as sim-
ple as a skill we learn in elementary school yet is challenging
enough to be taught on a collegiate level. Even more ironic is the
fact that I am relearning how to read by reading books.
Now do not get me wrong. I am literate. I recognize words, put
them together into logical sentences, and know what is being con-
veyed by a particular piece of writing. I can look at a page of text
and come away with comprehension.
Although I can logically understand a text, I have found out
that I read entirely incorrectly. I do not read for optimal perfor-
mance, speed or comprehension. It is so frustrating to find out that,
all these years, I have been doing something incorrectly which I
believed so fundamental and elementary. According to these books,
I am in good company, because the majority of people do not read
correctly because they have never been taught to do so.
In elementary school, we are taught to recognize words and
coordinate those symbols that make letters and words to real
events. We recognize that the word "cat" represents a furry four-
legged animal that meows..
We are not taught how to read a book for the best understand-
ing. Understanding a word does not always bring someone to
understand what is says. For instance, the words "crushing blow"
will give different people different concepts when they read them,
depending on the context. A "crushing blow" in a news story might
be referring to a murder report, whereas in a sports story it might
refer to a finishing punch by a boxer or a homerun hit in baseball.
In an advice column, a "crushing blow" might refer to a tragic life
experience.
My point is that just because we can recognize words does not
mean that we always walk away with the best understanding of
those words.
I believe many of us find ourselves in this predicament when
we approach the book called the Bible. We have read bits and
pieces of this great book, but have we really understood it? We
learn about the stories of Noah and the flood, King David and
Jesus' crucifixion, but do we understand the significance of these
stories? We learn about loving God, our neighbors and even our
enemies, but do we comprehend the underlying importance and
weight these commandments carry in our lives? We learn about sal-
vation and depending on what denomination you are a part of,
you have learned different things about salvation but do we truly
understand the Bible's teachings regarding such elementary teach-
ing of Scripture?
I dare to say that a more important lesson than "How to Read
a Book" is how to read The Book. We must look at the Bible in con-
text. We must understand what the Bible teaches, not what we want
it to teach. We must learn to distinguish between what we've
always believed and what we should believe. We must seek to
understand the Bible, not just read it and take what we want out of
it.
As Paul tells Timothy, "All Scripture is inspired by God and
profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped
for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
,For these benefits from God, we must truly read for under-
standing. God opens our eyes only if we first open His Word! I'm
Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula.
He can be e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net.


THE AWESOME POWER OF LIGHTNING
We live in an area that has the highest incidence of lightning
strikes in the world. Anybody who has lived in Central Florida for
any length of time either knows somebody or heard about some-
body who has had an encounter with this deadly force of nature.
I have witnessed many of the things people do to get out of the
way if lightning strikes, but the grim reality is, it is possible to just
be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When I was at the
University of Florida the young officer who was leading the ROTC
summer camp was standing on a hill looking down on his troops
when he was struck and killed instantly.
That young man was one of the university's finest, a dedicat-
ed student, a talented and natural leader. We just fail to comprehend
or understand the indiscriminate power of lightning in a tragedy
like that.
My father had a service station on the corner of Bay Street and
what is now Hwy. 17 when I was a child, and at that time Anna V.
Conner had an insurance office on the same block. I will never for-
get the day a bolt of lightning struck a pole across the street from
the station and knocked Daddy through a plate glass door.
Fortunately he survived and had only minor cuts from the impact.
I was once lamenting the fact that lightning killed five of my
cows when I was running cattle at my mother's ranch in Lemon
Grove. Not long after that I was talking to Bob McIntyre who lived
in Arcadia, and I was telling him all about my cows. His comment
was "well, you can't lose 'em, unless you got 'em."
However, I was back at Bob's ranch checking on some cattle
the following week, and he told me lightning had killed 10 of his
cows just a few days before. Frankly I didn't quite have the heart
to remind him of what he had said about "having 'em and losing
'em" when I had lost my cows to lightning.
I was at Larson Dairy in Okeechobee one time and a friend of
mine named Taylor Holmes, said lightning killed at least one cow
a week at the dairy. Of course, Larson Dairy had thousands of
cows, but I suspect the number was much higher. Usually when the
weather is bad, cows stack up against a barb wire fence and when
lightning hits, it kills all of them.
Another incident was when were doing a federal drug trial in
Okeechobee and everything had to be accounted for. Records were
kept, meticulously, on every cc of vaccine and every animal all the
way through the study. If anything disappeared it created havoc.
One time a cow came up missing, and the monitor in charge of the
trial for the pharmaceutical company just went ballistic.
He stood there with his hands on his hips and said in no uncer-
tain terms, "This just can't happen." We finally found the missing
cow on the back side of a small bayhead, and it had in fact been
struck by lightning. The guy wanted me to do a postmortem right
then and there to come up with the cause of death, but I pointed out
the burns on the cow's feet were the typical pathognomonic lesions
of a lightning strike.
Over the course of my life I have seen more than one cowboy
"ride a horse into the ground" as we call it, and it kills the horse.
Usually, men like that will sooner or later kill another horse
because they just didn't have any respect, understanding or the
capacity about the limits of a horse when they were working in hot
weather.
Of course there are always occasions when cowboys are
caught a long'way from the cowpens, the gooseneck trailer or the
barn when the summer lightning storm hits, and they ride hard and
fast. I had one of those occasions when we were a long way from
anything with the lightning popping all around us.
I just leaned over on that horse and told him in no uncertain


terms that I was going to run him to death and if he collapsed out
from under me I was going to jump off him and run the rest of the
way myself. I had always heard the statistics of getting struck by
lightning was a million to one, but that moment I sure thought I just
might be that one.
At our home I have some dogs that live in the house and some
dogs that live outside. When I first built our house it had a screened
porch and the dogs never tried to come through the screen -
unless there was lightning crashing all around them. Then all the
outside dogs wanted in.
I finally went to a great deal of trouble to put screen protectors
on the front of the porch so the dogs couldn't come through. I
thought I had taken care of the problem, but not long ago when I
was working on the hedges c' the front of the house and found
even the screen protectors were damaged.
I know every cur dog I have ever owned could catch a thou-
sand pound Brahman cow by the ear and get her back to the bunch
in a heartbeat. They would do this repeatedly when we gathering
cattle, and they loved every minute of it.
However, all it only takes is one bolt of lightning and my my
fearless cur dogs squat, tremble and become chickens running run
for cover.


Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


BE A HERO!
Every year, 4.5 million American lives are saved with blood
transfusions, while an estimated 38,000 units, or 5,000 gallons, of
'donated blood are used each day in the United States.
Yet even though about 40,000 Americans donate blood each
day, that is barely enough to keep the health care system running.
The fact is, the country's blood supply often runs on thin margins.
Shortages occur for numerous reasons, including generational dif-
ferences, behaviors associated with giving blood and an increased
need for blood transfusions.
Blood banks work hard to make it as easy and convenient as
possible to donate blood. Still, there are numerous restrictions on
who can donate, with about 40 percent of the American population
unable to donate.
Donating blood is relatively simple and safe, taking less than
an hour and requiring little preparation. You can donate whole
blood every 56 days. The blood supply today is extremely safe,
with the risk of catching a blood-borne disease via a transfusion
miniscule. Research is under way to make the blood supply even
safer with blood sterilization.
It would not take much to improve the situation of our blood
supply. Just a five percent increase in the number of people who
donate about 40 more people in each state every day would
be enough to pull the nation's blood supply up, experts say.
One major reason for the blood shortages we see is that even
though 60 percent of the country's population is eligible to donate,
only about five percent do.
The greatest barriers that prevent people from donating are a
lack of convenience and a lack of knowledge of the importance.
And it is important! Every pint of donated blood saves three lives,
and someone needs blood every three seconds.
Be a blood donor and be a hero!

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The five-week fall softball
season gets under way on
Monday.
Hardee Junior High School
softball coaches Shari Knight
and Beth Sasser have a group of
talented and experienced girls
on the 2007 squad which play at
Sebring on Monday.
All games are at 4:30 p.m.
Home games are at the
Recreation Complex off Altman
Road just north of the high
school.
Taking the field for the junior
Lady Wildcats are eighth
graders Maria Ancelmo, Taylor
Bolin, Sabrina Hernandez,
Cassidy Knight, Amanda
McNabb, Courtney Parks,
Kayla Powell and Savannah
Selph, and seventh graders
Nicole Franks, Jessica Harrison
and Kayla Knight.
Most of these girls have
played in the softball league


which went to the state compe-
tition this year.
The managers are sixth
graders Hailey Clements,
Karlee Henderson and Brooke
Knight.
After a trip to Sebring on


Monday, the girls continue
Monday and Thursday games
for several weeks. The game
next Thursday, Sept. 27, is at
Avon Park. The girls host their
first home game on Oct. 1 when
Lake Placid comes to play.


Hardee Junior High Softball
Sept. 24 Away Sebring
Sept. 27 Away Avon Park
Oct. 1 HOME Lake Placid
Oct. 4 HOME DeSoto
Oct. 8 Away Hill-Gustat
Oct. 11 HOME Sebring
Oct. 15 HOME Avon Park
Oct. 18 Away Lake Placid
Oct. 22 HOME Hill-Gustat
*Games are at 4:30 p.m.at Recreation Complex


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Girls Golf
Volleyball
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HJHS Softball Sebring Away 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 Cross Country Sebring Away 3:30 p.m.
HJHS Football Sebring Away 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Palmetto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

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

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
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........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 De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves 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 Palmhnetto St.
Church School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ..... 7;00Lp..m,.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHIIURCHl
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ I11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Prediqacion ........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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ......... 6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .. ............... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 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 .................... 0:00 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 CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call.for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange'St.
773-9678
Bible Study .. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:0.0 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 Leadershvip & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
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807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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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.

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.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIHURCIH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................ 6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........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.
Wednesflay Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ....... ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... .....11:00 a.m.,
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .............. 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...... ........10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 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...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.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessce St. 773-3753.
Morning Service..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts............ .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
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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.
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WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road -.,73-6622
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
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State hgad.4 East
Sunday School ..............9......9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Church Training ..A................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ......................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................ ......9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

OAKGROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
A4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... .....11:00 a.ni.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Steristrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ............,.......9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hlwy 17
Morning Service................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R..636 East 773-3344
Radio Program ,
WZZS Sundays .......9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .......:.'..10:00 a.m.'
Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath-School .........m,........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............,11:30 a.m.
Evening Woirship ................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
M morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ......... ......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 1:00 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 & Suwance 735-0114
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 0:00 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 ..................010:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening................................ 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................. 0:00 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.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........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 ................ 1:00a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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The Living Bible says, "When
the way is rough, your patience
has a way to grow. So let it grow.
and don't try to squirm out of your,
problems. For when your patience
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This week in history, as re-
searched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...

75 YEARS AGO
Cows Wrecked Train Near
Here Saturday: Five cows were
killed and 11 freight cars on the
Atlantic Coast Line road were
wrecked near Zolfo Springs
Saturday night shortly after 8.
The wreck happened just
south of the Peace River Bridge
and the cars crossed the river on
ties, becoming derailed after
crossing the stream. The engine
and caboose were not derailed
and by late the next day, the
wreck was cleared.

Mayor Carlton Talks At
Kiwanis Club Meet: Mayor
W.D. Carlton was the principal
speaker at Tuesday's Kiwanis
luncheon, when the second con-
secutive perfect attendance
meeting was held.
He spoke on the city affairs
and confined his remarks to
taxes, urging his listeners to
encourage tax paying to assist
the city in working out its prob-
lems.

Roosevelt And Sholtz Tags
Are For Sale Here: Automobile
tags bearing likenesses and slo-
gans for Franklin D. Roosevelt
for president and Dave Sholtz
for governor are now on sale in
Wauchula by Jerald W. Farr,
president of the Young Men's
Democratic Club.
The revenue derived from the
sale of these tags goes to the
state Democratic funds and the
price of the tags is 50 cents
each. They are well-made of
metal, and several are already
displaying them on the front of
their automobiles.

50 YEARS AGO
Wildcats To Meet Miners
Tonight In Grid Opener: A crip-


pled Hardee High Wildcat
eleven will square off tonight
against the Fort Meade Miners
in the season opener for both
squads. Coach Bob Shirar dis-
covered Wednesday afternoon
that four of his scheduled
starters were flu victims.
Ailing were Elmo Redding
and Bill Dickey, a first-string
tackle and guard; Moose
Roberts, first-string center; and
Bill Abernathy, first-string full-
back. The attack was the second
for Abernathy.

Outdoor Gyms Planned For
Recreation: The Hardee County
Recreation Council has kicked
off a drive for funds for the con-
struction of two "outdoor gym-
nasiums," one to be built next
door to the Youth Center in
Wauchula.
The other will be built on the
site of the old school cafeteria
at Bowling Green. An "outdoor
gym," according to Recreation
Director Tommy Lovern, con-
sists of a large concrete slab,
marked off for basketball, ten-
nis, shuffleboard and volley-
ball.

Boat Owners To Form
Organization: A group of
Wauchula outboard motor and
boat owners met Wednesday
night at Wauchula Farmer's
Supply to begin laying plans for
the Wauchula Boat Club.
Anyone wishing information
may contact Hardee Seed and
Crate Co. or Wauchula Farm-
er's Supply. The next meeting
will be on Thursday, Oct. 4.

25 YEARS AGO
New Hope Baptist To
Dedicate New Wing Sunday:
The New Hope Baptist Church
will dedicate its new $300,000
educational wing on Sunday
morning at 11 in formal dedica-
tion services.
A mass Sunday School rally


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On Rural Land In Hardee


will be held in the sanctuary of
the church at 10 a.m. and from
10 to 11 a.m. guided tours will
be held, directed by the Long
Range Building and Planning
Committee of the church.

Pizza With Love At Papa C's:
Diners at Papa C's Pizza in the
Colony Square Mall in
Wauchula are sure to see the
menu notation, "Recipes given
in love by my mother, Phyllis
Scheipsmeier."
Owner Carl Scheipsmeier
explains, "I've done this in
honor of my mother, actually
both my parents, who started
the pizza business in Hardee
County. My mother gave me all
her recipes and' know-how, and
I've tried to add to that."

Scott Family Runs Brahma
Townhouse: How has a woman
with seven children managed to
own and operate restaurants for
. over 20 years? "That's it," came
the quick reply, "you do it with
them!"
And so it has always been for
Betty Scott and her family. She
and three of her seven children,
now adults, are the new co-
owners of the Brahma Town
House, a full-service family
restaurant in Wauchula.

10 YEARS AGO
Celebrate City Hall!: It's
done! The long-awaited restora-
tion of Wauchula's 1926 City
Hall is complete, and celebra-
tion is in the air. Grand opening
festivities and a rededication
ceremony will be held Saturday,
Sept. 27.
The celebrations will take
place at the historic facility on
East Main Street and Fourth
Avenue. Sponsors of the day
full of fun are the city of
Wauchula and Cracker Main
Street Inc.

Swimmin' Boys Sweep
Sebring: The Hardee High boys
swim team started the new year
where it left off last year, with a
victory. The 1997 boys squad,
with six solid seniors support-
ing the cast, overwhelmed the
Blue Streaks 205-87.
Hardee faces another District
8 opponent Sept. 25 at Avon
Park, but first must host Bartow
today (Thursday) at 5 p.m.
Hardee is in a 15-school district
of Class 4A-and-under schools
from around southwest Florida
and hopes to repeat as district
champs.

McLeod Becomes Youngest
Stock Car Race Winner: With
his first major stock car win
behind him, Wauchula's B.J.
McLeod moves on to more stel-
lar challenges. The 13-year-old
became the youngest known
stock car driver to win a main
event on asphalt.
He took the victory Aug. 15
still three months shy of his
14th birthday. Meanwhile, he is
not waiting for accolades. He
continues to move up the auto-
racing ladder with an event at
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which will
be televised live on TNN.


Dear Editor:
Public hearing Sept. 6, 2007 .
We had the opportunity to see
our county commissioners act
out their roles as modern-day
Caesars and demand more
bricks. Even though there were
plain open complaints from the
overburdened brickmakers
from all walks of life.
The way I see it is the people
said no to this extra new tax
increase, even if people went
about complaining in their spe-
cial interest. They all were
opposed to this tax increase.
Also, it seemed the people were
willing to do without county
services as is.
The large amount of people
at this meeting see that the
county is creating taxes out of
thin air, using one of the age-old
worn-out tactics government of
all sizes has used to manipulate
the public that being our
health and welfare. They also
wear out education for other tax
increases.
This is the reason I believe
they group paramedics and fire
together and hold the public
hostage over these issues. The
same holds true for our near
useless sheriff's department. It
is another ripoff we are bled to
support.
The leaders of the different
departments are left to come up
with their budgets or the com-
missioners like to pass the buck
when questioned about some of
the waste. From my experience
in county commission meet-
ings, every time I see these paid
politicians called fire chief,
sheriff, etc., they are brought in
as sales people to try and justify
the waste and unfair taxation.
These people always have high-
paying jobs to protect and other
power roles to play.
These department heads as a
general rule always use their
budgets up in order to not end
up with a cut the next year. I
make this statement from many
years dealing directly or doing
business with like people in
several cities, counties and in
non-government positions. This
could be reversed if these peo-


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PEACE RIVER SNOOK


COUEnS-Y HOu I
Nuel King of Wauchula caught this snook the first day of
snook season Sept. 1. He was fishing in Peace River
under the bridge on Griffin Road. He caught the fish
which weighed 8.5 pounds and was 31 inches long, on a
wild shiner.


NOTICE:

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October 25, 2007, for Comcast Cable customers in Wauchula & Zolfo Springs,
Hardee County.

The following digital channels will be added to the Wauchula lineup as a Digital
Preferred service:


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102 ESPNews
110 The Science Channel
111 Discovery Times
112 Military Channel
113 Discovery Home
114 BBC America
117 We:Women's Ent.
120 Soapnet
130 Discovery Kids
131 Noggin
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133 Nick Games & Sports
134 WAM!
135 Toon
136 Disney
140 MTV2
141 MTV Tr3s
142 MTV Jams
143 VH-1 Classic Rock
144 VH-1 Soul
145 CMT Pure Country
150 Encore East
151 Encore West
152 Encore Action East
153 Encore Action West
154 Encore Mystery East
155 Encore Mystery West
156 Encore Love Stories East
157 Encore Love Stories West
158 Encore Drama East
159 Encore Drama West
160 Encore Westerns East
161 Encore Westerns West
165 Sundance East
166 Sundance West
170 Flix East
171 Flix West
216 WFLA Weatherscan
302 HBO East
303 HBO East


304 HBO Signature East
305 HBO Family East
320 Cinemax East
321 More Max East
324 Action Max East
340 Showtime East P
341 Showtime Too East
342 Showtime Showcase
343 Showtime West
344 Showtime Too West
345 Showtime Showcase
346 Showtime Beyond East
347 Showtime Extreme East
348 Showtime Extreme West
349 Showtime Beyond West
350 TMC East
351 TMC West
352 TMC Xtra East
353 TMC Xtra West
370 Starz! East
371 Starz! Edge
372 Starz! In Black
373 Starz! Kids & Family
374 Starz! Cinema East
375 Starz! Comedy
376 StarzI West
380 Starz! Cinema West
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508 Hot Choice PPV
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803 Today 'S Country
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806 Hip Hop / R & B
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pie were rewarded for shrinking
their budgets.
It was clear to me from talk-
ing with people that had experi-
enced the county fire depart-
..,ent coming to brush fires that
it was a terrible waste, and they
usually do more damage by cut-
ting fences, leaving gates open,
then they do good. And by their
own testimonies they do not
even have the equipment to
handle a real going brush fire,
and the state has to come
through the Forestry Service
which is equipped for the job.
They also testified that if
they were on call at such a fire
where their main task was to act
as mediator between 911 and
the Forestry service and that if a
structure fire occurred at the
same time in town that another
county would be called.
If this is not plain old stupid,
what is it. They testified they
had to roll on all calls including
when people had burn permits
because in this day when even
some of us oldtimers are using


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SAMPLE BALLOT



OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

BOLETA OFFICIAL DE LAS ELECCIONES

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA

WARD NO.

NUMERO DE BARRION

SEPTEMBER 25, 2007

25 SEPTEMBRE, 2007

TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE MARK A CROSS (X) IN THE BLANK SPACE
AT THE RIGHT OF THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE FOR WHOM YOU
DESIRE TO VOTE.

PARA VOTAR POR UN CANDIDATE, MARQUE UNA CRUZ (X) EN EL
ESPACIO A LA DERECHA DEL NOMBRE DEL CANDIDATE DE SU
PREFERENCIA.

CITY COMMISSION
COMMISSION DE LA CUIDAD

(VOTE FOR ONE)
(VOTE FOR UNO)


FERN GIBSON

MATTHEW KNIGHT

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computers and other modern
ways of communicating, and
new laws are in place to link
communication between all
emergency agencies.
The people issuing burn per-
mits should automatically have
a system to alert when, where,
etc. This excuse they don't
know is not valid. We live in a
new world. There is no need for
the Pony Express or Paul
Revere.
All this said, our next move
as tax-paying Americans needs
to start cleaning up government
at home by showing these coun-
ty commissioners they can be
removed and along with them
our county manager and others
that do not have county peo-
ple's issues at heart.
Let's show them we like our
county staying rural. If they
want it big and crowded, let's
send them down the road. A
long since fed-up Florida crack-
er redneck American ..
Frank Kirkland
Bowling Green

People are made of flesh and
blood and a miracle fibre
called courage.
-Mignon McLaughlin








4C The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
M. Douglas Cardinal, 45,
Wauchula, and Glori Wilson
Skitka, 38, Wauchula.
Angel Luis Vargas, 29,
Wauchula, and Diana Michele
Fennell, 37, Wauchula.
Joel Sanchez, 41, Wauchula,
and Maria Cristina Garza, 29,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Marie A. McQuaig, default
judgment.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Alma Northup vs. Ronald
Henderson, joint stipulated
approved, voluntary dismissal.
Discover Bank vs. John D.
Mayer Jr., default judgment.
NCO Portfolio Management
Inc. vs. Fedencio Nunez, volun-
tary dismissal.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
David Esquivel, domestic
battery, adjudication withheld,
comply with state Department
of Children and Families pro-
gram, $529 fine and court costs.
Luis Alberto Gonsalez, do-
mestic battery, placed in diver-
sionary program to include
four-hour anger management
class.
Juan Rodriguez Jr., violation
of probation (original charge
resisting arrest without vio-
lence), probation revoked, 60
days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Robert Lee Mendoza, petit
theft and resisting a merchant,
30 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs.
Mary Jane Macias, resisting a
merchant and petit theft, 30
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Tianda Pinkley, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, time
served, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee,
$80 restitution.
Jeff Austin McCall, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Julius Robert Merchant III,,
disordberly conduct not prose-'
cuted.
Antonio Pone De Los Santos,
disorderly intoxication, estreat-
ed bond.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Danny Fred Faulk, driving
while license suspended,
(DWLS), dismissed.
Leland Hill Jr., DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, $205 court


costs.
Enerida Leon, DWLS and no
registration certificate, 16 hours
community service.
Julio Paulino-Cantero,
DWLS, $330 fine and cou
costs.
Gregory Eli Smith, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Virginia Underwood, DUI,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, no bars or alcohol,
$640.50 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Michael David Watkins, pos-
session of a suspended license,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Jay J. Fisher, DUI amend-
ed to reckless driving with alco-
hol a factor, DWLS and operat-
ing a motorcycle without
required endorsement, proba-
tion one year, license suspended
six months, tag impound 10
days, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no bars or alco-
hol, $640.50 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
50 hours community service.
Jose Jesus Lozano, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended one year, tag impound
10 days, ignition interlock two
years, multipje-offender DUI
school, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment no alcohol
or bars, $1,008 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Pedro Lucharazo, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended six months, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol, or bars, $640.50 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Arturo Perez, DUI and no
valid license, 12 months proba-
tion, license suspended six
months, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no bars or alco-
hol, $640.50 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Caridad Roque and Felix
Roque, divorce.
Eugene Evans and Brenda
SE\an., divorce
Grimsle" "Groves Inc. vs.
Kenny Moore, damages.
Mildred Freeman Dearwester
vs. Karen Linda Shelton, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Jessie Elizabeth Miller vs.
Charles Darren Collins, petition
for injunction for protection.
Kacey S. Hays and Justin
Hays, divorce.
Ermalinda Carranco vs.
Rogelio Carranco Sr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Robert Allen Sr. vs. Kathy
Willis, petition to partition
property.
Maria Guadalupe Baez and


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, we are three weeks into the season.
Conventional logic based on the history of college football can be
thrown out the window. As Bob Dylan would have sung, the
times they are a changing. Notre Dame has not scored an offensive
touchdown in three games. Tennessee has two losses. Marshall, the
winningest team of the 90s, is 0-3. FSU and Nebraska are viewed
as also-rans in their conferences. The new century has not been
kind to the last powers of the 20th century. Fresno State has been
replaced by Troy State as a dangerous outsider as well.
The Gators answered many questions about their role in 2007.
Graduation losses are simply replaced by the stable of five Star
recruits Meyer has brought in over the past two recruiting seasons.
The nation awaits Oct, 6 in Baton Rouge. The rematch in the SEC
Title Tilt in Atlanta will be just as much anticipated .
UCF almost pulled off my "Upset Special." The Knights gave
the Texas Longhorns all they wanted in the inaugural game in
Bright House Stadium. CUSA has seven bowl slots. No matter
what happens, it would be hard to see UCF not getting one of the
those spots in 2007.
USF fans gloating since the,win over Auburn were brought
back to reality by Mississippi State which also exposed the lack of
offense by the Tigers in another home loss for the War Eagles of
Auburn on the Plains. North Carolina should provide the Bulls with
their third straight win this week in Raymond James. Look for a
sellout the following Friday when West Virginia comes to town
with Slaton, White and Devine.
The Heisman Trophy Race is expanding as Arkansas back
Darren McFadden showed a valiant effort in a loss to Alabama.
Florida's Tim Tebow cannot be denied either. The West Coast vot-
ers have Josh Booty of USC, DeSean Jackson'of Cal and Oregon
QB Dennis Dixon to throw into the mix as well. All have played
outstanding games so far in 2007.





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Pablo Baez, divorce.
Sebastian Juarez Jr. vs.
Cynthia Short, petition to mod-
ify child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Deutsche Bank Trust Co. vs.
Eduardo Ramirez, Marietta
Ramirez et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Amanda Kersey vs. Martin
Morales, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Thomas J. Sneider and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Samantha L. Sneider
Alderman, amended child sup-
port order.
Citicapital Commercial Corp.
vs. Gerald W. Robinson, judg-
ment.
Kayla L. Granger and DOR
vs. Tony T. Cantu, order to
comply with administrative
child support order.
Zsavanna D. Elmore and
DOR vs. Justin J. Kohan,
amended child support order.
Maria Montanez vs. Valentin
Arellano Abundo, injunction
for protection.
Marivella Saldivar vs. Marco
Huerta Sr., voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Christina Martin vs. Susan
Martin, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Laquinda Blandin and DOR
vs. Anthony Lamor Johnson,
amended child support order.
Stephanie L. Thomas and
DOR vs. Derrick Maurice
Smith, transferred to Charlotte
County.
Teresa Pantoja and Teodoro
Pantoja, divorce.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
John Gabriel Calderon,
felony DWLS, 364 days in jail,
with 184 suspended, $495 fine
and' court costs, $190 public
defender fees placed on lien.
James Edward Daniels Jr.,
violation of community control
house arrest (original
charges possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell, possession
of drug paraphernalia and
DWLS), community control
revoked, six months in jail
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Ramiro Mata, possession of
drug paraphernalia, resisting an
officer with violence, criminal


I courthouse Report I


The Swami's Bottom 5 for Week 3 Toliet Bowl Game on the
Line'?
1. Notre Dame 0-3 and NO scoring from the offense?
2. Marshall 0-3, '-.and losing at home to 1-AA New
Hampshire'?
3. -Syracuse 0-3 and the Big East is asking the ACC to raid
it again and take the Orainge.
4. Temple 0-3 always in this category. Owls don't give a
hoot it would appear.
5. Toledo 0-3 the Rockets are way off course.
Now for this week's Bill O"Fare ... .
"1. Florida at Mississippi The Rebels better get ready'for a
SEC East beatdown of Bi'blfical proportions.UF 62 Ole'Miss 13.
2. East Cirolina at West Virginia -'Pirates defense 'will be
tested by the fastest backfield in America. WVU 44 ECU 14.
3. Marshall at Cincinnati Snyder is on the hot seat. Cincy
is knocking on the Top 25'door. UC 58 Marshall 10.
4. Texas A&M at Miami Canes are nowhere near the Top
25. Aggies 31 UM 13.
5. Oklahoma at Tulsa Sooners like running up the score.
Oklahoma 57 Tulsa 17.
6. Syracuse at Louisville Cards rebound against hapless
Orange. U of L 56 Syracuse 16.
7. North Carolina at South Florida Big East vs. ACC = No
contest. USF 34 UNC 10.
8. Kentucky at Arkansas Wildcats come down from the
upset of a 9th-ranked team to SEC reality. Arkansas 35 UK 20.
9. Georgia at Alabama Dawgs suffer another SEC loss.
Alabama 38 Georgia 19.
10. South Carolina at LSU Sorry Steve, you are not ready
for this yet. LSU 40 USC 17.
11. Arkansas State at Tennessee Vols get a needed break in
the schedule. Tennessee 28 ASU 13.
12. Memphis at UCF Knights have no problem in CUSA
opener. UCF 34 Memphis 13.
13. Michigan State at Notre Dame Calling the stunner! ND
scores a TD. Mich. State 24 Notre Dame 7.
14. Clemson at North Carolina State Tigers have the ACC
to themselves it seems. Clemson 33 NCSU 10.
15. Georgia Tech at Virginia Jackets make up for an
embarrassing loss to BC. GT 38 UVA 14.
16. St. Louis at Tampa Bay Bucs will thrill the crowd with
a 24-21 win that has Garcia matching wits with Marc Bulger.
17. Jacksonville at Denver Broncos and the altitude over-
come Jags. Denver 23 Jags 10.
18. Buffalo at New England Brady Bunch does not need
illegal video when Moss is the target. New Eng. 34 Buffalo 13.
19. Miami at New York Jets Pennington returns and sparks
the Jets. Jets 23 Miami 20.
20. Indianapolis at Houston First shocker of the year.
Texans 34 Colts 30.


HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY HELP!
Ease a dependent child's way through the court system.
Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave message.)



GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS


mischief and a traffic violation),
six months jail CTS, $495 fine
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien;
battery on a law enforcement
officer and possession of
methamphetamine not -prose-
cuted.
Ethan Nickerson, petit theft
and uttering forged bills, placed
in diversionary program to
include obtaining GED, 75
hours of community service,
letter of apology and restitution.
Antonio Ornelas Jr., burglary
of a structure and possession of
burglary tools, one year one day
Florida State Prison, $495 fine
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien,
restitution limited to $1,000;
petit theft and criminal mis-
chief, not prosecuted.
Jeffery Bryant Ramirez, vio-
lation of probation (original
,charges petit theft and trespass),
probation revoked, 90 days
CTS and concurrent with other
sentences, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Brandon Keith Wisniewski,
larceny, 18 months probation,
stay away from victim, $495
fine and court costs; trespass,
not prosecuted.
Estella Rodriguez Valdez,
possession of methampheta-
mine, adjudication withheld, 24
months probation, curfew, no
alcohol or drugs, warrantless
search and seizure, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, $495
fine and court costs and $190
public defender fees placed on
lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Edward A. Miller to Roberto
Sperotto, $80,000.
Norman B. Scaffe to Lewis J.
Carter Jr. and James R. Howle,
$10,500.
Leticia Palicios to Misael
Ramirez, $30,000.
Carlotta J. Wright to Daniel
Espinoza-Torres and Patricia
Vargas Torres Espinoza,
$80,000.
John B. Thompson III and
Judy A. Farrell to Tommie B.
Underwood, $40,000.
Tommie B. Underwood to
Tommie B. Underwood and
Sharon U. Corbett, $20,354.
Wanda June Robinson and
Carl Lee Sisum Jr. to John L.
Richardson Jr.. $4.1.250.
.Betty L Si>,um,.Bety, Ann
Babbes' and Mlariseh;i Sisum
to John L. Richardson Jr.,
$41,250.
Janet Spinks Olmar (Olmer),.
Shirley Ann. Spinks Turner,
Steven Mark Spinks and
Rodney Lee Spinks to Jesus L.
Brito, $90,000.
Lois Marian Spinks Robinson
to Jesus L. Brito, $22,500.
Arthur N. Spinks to Jesus L.
Brito, $22,500.
Freddie Carlton and James
Craig Jenkins to Cindy Ocasio,
$150,000.
James Jr. and Valerie E. Bell
to George E. Patterson,
$27,600.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 546 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

10 AC (MINERAL RIGHTS) E 1/2 of W 1/2 OF
NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4
14 34 25 DB53P529

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

All oil, gas, and all other mineral rights in and
belonging to: The East Half of the West Half of
the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast quar-
ter of Section 14, Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County, Florida.

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

Name in which assessed: ARTHUR C. SCHENCK
AND STELLA R. SCHENCK

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 17h' day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 6th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007;.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD030XXXXX
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD 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 fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 771 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

S 26.39 FT OF LOT 7 & LOTS 8-13 INC BLK 17
R & S RE-SUB OF R & S ADD LOCATED IN
26-34S-25E 1.12 AC CUTOUT 12-1995
513P329 (MEG)

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

The South 26.39 feet of Lot 7, and all of Lots
8-13, inclusive, Block 17, Roberts and Skipper
Resubdivision of Roberts and Skipper
Addition to the Town of Zolfo Springs, Hardee
County, Florida, as per Plat Book 1, pages 2-
119 and 2-120.

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

Name in which assessed: MAURICE E. GILLIARD
AND JAMES E. GILLIARD, JR.

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 17th day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 29th 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.: 252007TD023XXXXX 9:13-10:4c


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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


LESSONS FROM A TRAGEDY
Sometime during the evening that the 1-35 bridge collapsed in
Minneapolis, I did some quick calculations and figured that in the
years I lived there I probably drove over that bridge at least a thou-
sand times. I never once thought of the bridge itself as dangerous.
In the days after the collapse I talked to many people who, like
me, never even thought of it as a bridge. It was just a normal, rou-
tine freeway route for getting where we were going. We took it for
granted.
On Aug. 1 at 6:05 p.m., I was visiting with friends on the plaza
in downtown Minneapolis, about a mile from the 1-35 bridge. We
were having a sandwich and listening to a jazz ensemble, a great
way to spend a summer evening. The bridge I'd crossed a thousand
times and took for granted was the furthest thing from my mind,
but at that very moment it was falling into the Mississippi River.
I was soon to be one of the tens of thousands saying prayers of
gratitude that we weren't on that bridge when it fell, and asking
God to be with the lost and the survivors.
As I watched the television coverage and read the newspaper
stories following the collapse, I was moved by the number of peo-
ple who literally put themselves in'harm's way that evening to save
others. Some had survived the fall but stayed on the scene to help,
like the medical technician who was able to get out of her car when
the bridge settled and then moved among the injured, comforting
and helping them until medical personnel arrived.
Or there was the sheriff's Water Safety Patrol officer, a spe-
cialist in underwater searches, who, although off-duty, heard of the
collapse and immediately went to the bridge. site. She had no wet-
suit with her and one couldn't be-found, but, since time was of the
essence, she got into the patrol boat with her colleagues and start-
ed diving. The water she dove into was dark and dirty, but her con-
cern wasn't for herself. She simply wanted to see if there were
people trapped in their cars.
Jeremy Hernandez, a 20-year-old gym coordinator for a chil-
dren's summer program, was crossing the bridge on a school bus
with 50 youngsters that literally dropped with the falling bridge,
landing upright on its tires. Once the bus settled, Hernandez kicked
out the back door and helped each of the children out of the bus
and, with the help of other good Samaritans, got them on solid
ground.
In the days that followed a diligent newspaper reporter found
out that Hernandez had dropped out of a local trade school's auto-
motive repair program because he could not afford the $15,000
tuition. When the trade school read of Hernandez' courage, it
expressed the community's gratitude by giving him a full scholar-
ship so that he could continue his studies.
The "whys" of the bridge collapse will go on for a long time,
and we will continue to pray for those involved in this horrible
tragedy. But we should also continue to thank God for the exam-
ple of the courageous people like the medical technician, the sher-
iff's deputy and Jeremy Hernandez.
They showed us that God has given each of us the talents and
strength sometimes beyond our imagination to help others.-
Our challenge is to believe in ourselves and to trust in Him.
For a free copy of "Keep Hope In Your Heart," write: The
Christophers, 12 E. 48th St., New York, NY 10017; or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.




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 fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 394 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE WEST
1/2 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE
NORTH 89020'10" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 00036'41" WEST, ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AIRPORT
ROAD, FOR A DISTANCE OF 167.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89020'10" EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 726.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00036'41" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89020'10" WEST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 726.00 FEET TO A POINT
LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
AIRPORT ROAD; THENCE NORTH 0036'41"
WEST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 133.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BAR B-7, PAGE 1 IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 615, PAGE 421.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 1 BLK 1 FIGUEROA SUBD
PB-B7P1 0R615P421

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: JAIME FIGUEROA
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 24th day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.


A DOG NAMED 'FROG'
For the first time in my life, I am living with a dog inside the
house. Frog was a stray, he needed a home and .my daughters and I
needed a watchdog, so it was a match made in Heaven.
The first time I saw the dog, the name "Frog" popped into my
head. He's a squat brindle with a white yoke, two bugged-out eyes
and a blunt turned-up snout. If ever there was a dog that looked like
a frog, it's Frog.
"He'll be a fine watchdog," I assured my daughters, "strays
always are."
Roughly three days after Frog came to live with us, a thunder-
storm blew through. By the time I'd made the rounds, checking
windows and turning off electronics, it dawned on me that Frog had
gone missing.
"Where's the dog at'?" I asked my eldest, Jillian.
"I don't know."
"He's under your bed," my youngest, Jenny, informed me. "I
think he's afraid of the thunder."
Sure enough, I found the dog curled in a quivering ball under
my bed, whining each time thunder rumbled.
"Boy," I said, "you're not much use to me if you're going to
hide under the bed every time the weather turns bad. What if some-
one tries to break in when it's raining?"
I grabbed him by the collar and hauled him out, and he sat
there vibrating like a washer on spin cycle. The second I turned him
loose, he scrambled back under the bed.
Two days later I took the dog outside'to tend to his business.
We came around a corner of the house, and there was a great big
crane standing there in the yard. I always take it as a personal favor
when one of these big birds comes to visit.
The moment Frog spotted him, however, he took off running.
Never mind that he was on a leash and had no way to go but around
- he simply ran in terrified circles until he had my legs firmly las-
soed, and then tried to climb them.
"I don't mind telling you," I said as I untangled my legs, "that
you are bordering on becoming a big disappointment." He gazed at
me with his bugged-out eyes, whined pitifully and had the common
decency to look ashamed of himself.
Frog had one test left: the beach.
I tucked the obligatory plastic bag in my pocket -just in case
- and Jenny and I loaded Frog in the truck. After acclimating him-
self to walking on sand, Frog seemed to take to the beach just fine.
Until he happened to notice the moving water.
The first time a wave broke near him, he went to howling and
yipping like he was being burned alive. "All right, that's it!" I
growled. "This is embarrassing!" We took Frog home, and I sat and
brooded.
I am of the opinion that everybody pulls their weight, and I
was not of a mind to feed this dog unless he was prepared to work
for his dinner. "You better straighten up," I warned him. His tail
went between his legs and he stared at me balefully.
It was well after midnight when I was awakened to an odd
sound. It sounded like distant thunder. I automatically reached for
Frog where he lay next to me and found that he was as rigid as a
poker, sitting straight up on the bed.
It dawned on me the sQund that had awakened me was not
thunder, but Frog growling. The doorknob had rattled, and the
change in Frog was startling. I knew it was just Jillian coming in
from work, but Frog did not.
"Bo-woo-woo-woo-woooooo!" he barked, and the walls rever-
berated with the reassuring sounds of an alert watchdog doing his
job.
"It's just Jillian," I said, stroking his neck, while, my.heart
swelled with pride. "And you ... are a fine dog," I murmured, and
he wiggled all over with pleasure at the tone of praise in my voice.
When all the chips were down, Frog did what he was supposed
to do. I now feel that Frog is earning his kibbles and bits. I feel safe.
I feel protected.
Unless, of course, I am attacked on the beach by a crane in the
middle of a thunderstorm. I suspect that in such a situation, I will
be firmly on my own.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MATTIE LOU WES-
SEL TRUSTEE, 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. 12 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

120 AC MINERAL RIGHTS 88/3120 INTEREST
IN N 1/2 of NE 1/4 & SE 1/4 of NE 1/4
02 35S 23E
DB 63P328 OR 62P397 167P62
TRUSTEE 3/4 INT & CROOKS 1/4 INT

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

An undivided 88/3120ths interest in and to all
of the oil, gas and other minerals of every kind
and character, in, on or unto:

N 1/2 of NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section
2, Township 35 South, Range 23 East, Hardee
County, Florida

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

Name in which assessed: GENEVIEVE E. CROOKS ET
AL

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 17'th day of


Letter To The Editor

Jail Inmate Has Found

A Woman Who Loves Him


Dear Editor:
I am an inmate at Hardee
County Jail. Today at church I
was asked to speak.
The message that the Spirit
gave me came from Judges,
Chapter 6 when the word was
talking to Gideon, and Gideon
asked for a sign from the angel
of the Lord. The angel of the
Lord waited on Gideon to pre-
pare an offering to present unto
Him.
These are the things we as
believers should be doing while
we are waiting on the Lord to
heal, to help and to guide in life.
The Lord Jesus has blessed
me in a mighty way. I have been
praying for a wife since I have
been in Florida. The Lord has
blessed me with a woman who
loves me as I am. Knowing that
I am in jail right now she still
loves and is waiting on me to
come home to her. I love her
because she loves me first.
The Lord said to come as you
are, and that is how I came to


her a man who believes the
Lord Jesus in due season is
going to send me to my queen.
The Lord Jesus said to ask in
His name and it will be given to
you from the Father. I am only
sharing my blessing with other
believers, that my faith may
bring a little hope to those who
are still unbelieving in the
power of God's word.
Without faith in the word
nothing can come to one's life.
Quote: The past will be a good
teacher if we will approach it as
a good student, from the per-
spective of what we can gain
and how God can use it for His
glory.
"My times here will be spent
for the glory of my Lord and
God which is. Jesus. In the
beginning was the word, and
the word was with God, and the
word was God. And that word is
Jesus. Amen. Believer of Christ

Kevin Singleton
Hardee County Jail


NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
MEETING
The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board will meet on
Monday, October 08, 2007, and Tuesday, October 09,
2007, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and if needed, on Monday,
October 15, 2007, and Tuesday, October 16, 2007, begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room
102, Wauchula, Florida.
A list of all applicants for exemption who have had their
applications for exemption wholly or partially approved
and a list of all applicants for exemption who have had
their applications for exemption denied are available for
public inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00
p.m. at the Property Appraiser's Office, 315 Hwy. 17
North, Wauchula, Florida.
The type of exemptions included in the above referenced
list are as follows:
Homestead; "Senior" Homestead; Widows and.
Widowers; Disability; Non-Profit, Religious, Literary,
Scientific and Charitable.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Manager's office at least forty-eight (48)
prior to the public hearing.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 196.194 and 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Value Adjustment Board, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
For more information, please call 863/773-9430.
Lex Albritton, Jr., County Manager 9:20c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FIXEL AND
MAGUIRE PROPHET SHARING PLAN FBO RAYMER
F. MAGUIRE III, 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. 746 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:

Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Block 16 of Roberts and
Skipper Resubdivision of Roberts and
Skipper Addition to the Town of Zolfo Springs,
Florida, as per Plat Book 2, pages 119 and
120, public records of Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
530, PAGE 541.

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

Name in which assessed: LASTER TABERNACLE
CHURCH OF FAITH (LILLIE MAE LASTER AND
JESSIE LASTER AS TRUSTEES)

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 24"h day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 12th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD027XXXXX 920-1011c


Dated this 14th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD031XXXXX 9:20-10:11c


OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 4th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TDO29XXXXX 913104c
9:13-10:4c







September 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


MY ACHING BACK!
Other than a toothache, and maybe an earache, there aren't
many aches worse that a backache. And the thing about a backache
is it can sneak up on you, right nut of nowhere with no warning
whatsoever, and hit like a hammc or stab like a knife.
Yesterday ouch! I got up, and felt fine. I made coffee,
worked on the computer, wrote a draft of a newspaper column,
brushed my teeth, got dressed and drove to work whistling along
with songs on the radio, oblivious to the fact I even had a back.
I've come to believe that all of us are largely unaware of body
parts and bodily functions as long as everything works all right; but
let one thing get a little bit out of kilter and we become aware of it
instantly.
I got to work, went to the office, signed in, checked my mail,
and walked to my room. Everything was still fine, no pain any-
where unless you count the emotional pain of having my novel
rejected, unread, again; but that has happened enough that it does-
n't hurt as much as it used to.
And ouch! I've been thinking about Jim Kelly's com-
ment, "If you want to sell it, put more sex and violence in it."
Jim said that half-jokingly, but I think he was on to something.
I can't think of one novel published in the past few years that was-
n't chock full of gruesome gratuitous violence, plenty of third-rate
romance and sordid sex. So I'm thinking about another rewrite, at
least of the prologue where high school senior Sandy Carlton is
murdered on the bank of Peace River, with much more graphic
detail.
But back to my ouch! back.
I got to my room, straightened the desks and hung poster board
over a window to keep the blinding morning sun out of my face.
Then I sat down at my desk and started typing a new set of revised
ACE Rules.
Soon the kids assigned to ACE that day began to dribble in. I
got them seated and started on their assignments. Then I sat back
down and finished typing the rules, and printed them out. The
printer is behind me and as I ouch! turned to take the paper
out of the printer, BAM, it felt like someone had clobbered me in
the small of the back with a hammer. I must have yelped because
several kids squealed with delight at seeing a teacher in pain,
although a couple looked concerned and asked me if I was OK.
I said I was fine and tried not to let anyone see the agony I was
in. As long as I could sit still, I managed to hide it pretty well.
The problem was that I've gotten in the habit of getting up
every few minutes and walking around the room to make sure the
kids are working and behaving. Getting up was an ordeal. I had to
hold onto my desk with one hand, my computer table with the
other, and use the strength in my arms to push myself up into a
standing position. Then when I turned loose of the table and desk,
pain stabbed me and my knees buckled and my legs nearly went
out from under me. After several shaky steps, the searing pain
finally began to let up.
When I sat down again, I reached back and pressed my fin-'
gertips gently to my lower back. It felt bruised and swollen, tender
to the touch. I was baffled. How had it happened? What had I done?
The answer was: nothing. Backs just do that sometimes.
I squirmed around until I found a position that -' ouch! -
didn't hurt, and as long as I was still, I was OK. But let me move
just a little bit the wrong way and almost any way was the
wrong way and pain would rip.
Today it hasn't been much better. It's not yet noon and I
already dread getting up tomorrow. This morning when I crawled
ever so carefully out of bed and stood up, the stab of pain was so
awful I almost collapsed. I thought I was going to have to crawl to
the bathroom. But I made it on my feet and even managed to get
dressed and drive to work.
I've had back trouble on and off most all my life; but as it's
been several years since the last flare-up, I'd begun to dare to hope
it was over with.
Evidently it isn't, and I can assure you it's a pain in the -
ouch! -back.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at
chipkyle746@embarqmail.com or visit his Web site at www.chip-
ballard.com

Bittersweet October. The mel-
low, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect
pause between the opposing
miseries of summer and winter.
-Carol Bishop Hipps


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
f 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 fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 140 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

South 1/2 of One (1) acre square in the
Northwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the
-Northeast 1/4, Section 5, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
282, PAGE 739.

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

Name in which assessed: MILTON A. BRYAN AND
ELLA L. BRYAN

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 3rd day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Sept. 16, Alvaro Hurtado Casas, 40, of 224 Morales Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with
aggravated battery.
Sept. 16, Lela Mae Jackson, 50, of 635 Peterson St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with fraud -
giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer, failure to appear in
court and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.

Sept. 15, Teresa Aurora Mendez, 44, of 180 Fox St., Ona, was
arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. James K. Cloud and
charged with DUI.
Sept. 15, thefts on Soggy Bottom Lane and two 'locations on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Sept. 14, William Bolton Hernandez, 26, of 1355 Grady Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of
contempt of court.
Sept. 14, residential burglaries on Manley Road and on
Schontag Road, and burglary of a conveyance on Dansby Road
were reported.

Sept. 13, Jose Guillermo Garcia, 46, of 1028-72nd St. East,
Palmetto, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-
support. .
Sept. 13, Kera Elizabeth Rayburn, 20, of 9242 Morgan Path,
Sebring, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
Sept. 13, a residential burglary on Ratliff Road, burglary of
conveyances on Dansby Road and on Golfview Drive, and thefts
on CR 663 North and U. S. 17 South were reported.

Sept. 12, Ramon Salazar, 31, of 707 E. Oak St., Wauchula,
was arrested by FHP Tpr. Kimberly Benavidez and charged with
fraud-giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer.
Sept. 12, residential burglaries on East Main Street, Murphy
Road and Greenleaf Road and a theft on Will Duke Road were
reported.

Sept. 11, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 34, of 4117 Captiva
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges
of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and possession of
burglary tools with intent to use.
Sept. 11,. Saturnino Gonzalez, 39, of 3541 Ridge Road,
Wimauma, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court. He was detained on two out-of-county war-
rants.
Sept. 11, Pablo Kenneth Clark, 33, of 128 N. CR 663, Ona,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with battery.
Sept. 11, Steven Lamar Skinner, 19, of 3415 Thoroughbred
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Sgt. Eddie Davis and
charged with unarmed burglary of a structure/conveyance.
Sept. 11, a residential burglary on North Hollandtown Road
and a theft on Heard Bridge Road were reported.

Sept. 10, thefts on Keeton Road, Bronco Drive and U.S. 17
North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 16, a theft on River Chase Circle was reported.

Sept. 15, Gladys Faye Merchant, 39, of 309 Georgia St., Wau-
chula, wasarrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
Sept. 15, Clarence Frankie Jackson, 47, and Joey Clarence
Jackson, 22, both of 504 Indiana Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by
Ofc. Justin Wyatt and each charged with battery. Clarence Jackson
was also charged with disorderly intoxication.
Sept. 15, Pedro Ernesto Lux-Mendez, 22, of 527 S. Third
Ave., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged
with disorderly intoxication.
Sept. 15, a vehicle stolen on S. llth Avenue was reported.

Sept. 14, Lance John Schlitz, 46, of 1066 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication and indecent exposure.
Sept. 14, Emiliana Moreno, 59, of 233 Kelly Roberts Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by FHP Tpr. James K. Cloud and



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 fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 148 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:

Beg. at SE corner of SE 1/4 of NE 1/2 and run
N 7 1/2 chs., thence West 82 yds., to begin-
ning then West 70 yds., North 70 yds., east 70
yds., south 70 yds., to beginning.
5-33-25

AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 39, PAGE
134.

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

Name in which assessed: MATTALENE NICKSON
EST.


charged with DUI.
Sept. 14, a tag stolen on Bell Street and a fight on U.S. 17
South were reported.

Sept. 12, criminal mischief on South 10th Avenue was report-
ed.

Sept. 11, Benjamin Method, 39, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with petit
theft and trespassing on an occupied structure or conveyance.
Sept. 11, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Sept. 10, Octaviano Pineda Sanchez, .19, of East Main Street,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Sept. 10, a theft on South Seventh Avenue was reported.

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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 fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 569 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:

LOT 1, KING HEIGHTS ADDITION, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT BAR 67,
PAGE 3.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
479, PAGE 294.

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

Name in which assessed: JERRY H. RIMES AND LOU
ANN RIMES

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 41,7 West Main Street. on the 3rd day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 27th 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.: 252007TD022XXXXX 830920c



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 fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 667 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2)004

Description of Property:

The North 50 feet of W 1/2 of Lot 9, Block 15,
Magnolia Manor, a Subdivision located in
Section 15, Township 34 South, Range 25
East, according to the plats recorded in the
public records of Hardee County, Florida.
(Being a lot 50 feet North and South and 125
feet East and West.) Recorded in Plat Book 4,
page 23, public records of Hardee County,
Florida.

AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 86, PAGE
182.

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


Dated this 20th 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.: 252007TD019XXXXX 8:30-9:20c
a.io-e9.00


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 3rd day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 15th 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.: 252007TD017XXXXX 830920c
8:30-9:20cc


Name in which assessed: VIRIE WHITE

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 3rd day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 23rd 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.: 252007TD021XXXXX 830-920c
8:30I-920cU







8C The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007



School


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSj

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
Roll) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Savory Rice, Pears, Juice,
Roll) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty Sandwich, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Pineapple Crisp, Juice)
and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, But-
tered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Macaroni
& Cheese (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Blueberry
Muffin, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole
Kernel Corn, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Tuna Salad w/Crackers or Pep-
peroni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
Roll, Salad Bar) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty Sandwich, Applesauce,
Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Rib-B-Que on a Bun or
Mozzarella Stick (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll,
Salad Bar) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun w/ Dill or


Toasted Cheese w/HB Egg
(Lettuce & Tomato, Baked
Beans, Potato Rounds, Juice,
Pineapple Crisp) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Ham, Mac-
aroni & Cheese or Pepperoni
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Corn-
bread, Green Beans, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Blueberry
Muffin, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pockets or
Combo Sub or Meat Loaf (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Cornbread,
Whole Kernel Corn, Straw-
berries & Peaches, Juice) and
Milk

SENIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Juice, Peaches, Beets, Black-
Eyed Peas, Cornbread) and
Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty Sandwich, Applesauce,
Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Baked Beans, Whole Kernel
Corn, Pears, Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Baked Potato,
Herbed Broccoli & Cauliflower
Polonaise, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice, Garden Salad)
and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Taco (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Corn, Refried
Beans w/Cheese, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk


NOTICE OF DISTRICT
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLAN

The Hardee County School Board will soon consider
a District Educational Facilities Plan covering fiscal
years 2007-08 through 2026-27. A public hearing to
make a decision on the Educational Facilities Plan
will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2007, at
5:01 RM., in the School Board meeting room located
at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

The Tentative District Educational Facilities Plan is
available for review at the Hardee County School
Board administrative offices at 1009 N. 6'" Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida. 9:20c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FIXEL AND
MAGUIRE PROPHET SHARING PLAN FBO RAYMER
F. MAGUIRE III, 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. 61 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:

.38 AC 256P177 368P60 LOTS 11 & 12 BLK
11 Town of Ona 33 34S 24 E

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
471, PAGE 416.

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

Name in which assessed: ARTHUR VASQUEZ

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 17th day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 10th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD026XXXXX 9:1310:4c


.3.


TEMPERED SOUL
"What's your e-mail address," I asked Autumn.
Her response: temperedsoul @ aol.com.
"Why do you use tempered soul?"
She replied, "I'm temperamental."
I smiled to the point of laughter, "You, Autumn?"
My wife started mentoring Autumn when she was a sixth grad-
er. Eight years later, and married with a child, we remain close even
though she lives hundreds of miles away.
I know few people who are more emotionally expressive than
Autumn. I remember explosive anger when she couldn't be con-
soled. During those times, my wife and I learned to ride the wave
to calmer water.
Then there were the I-still-feel-like-crying moments when
Autumn would gently and beautifully express her heart. I will
never forget the time she said to me, "I'm closer to you than my
own dad."
She initiated keep-us-connected phone calls. Autumn might
rant a little, but then the smile in her voice would always break
through. No matter where her tempered soul drifted during our
conversations, she always ended with, "I love you."
"Love" is a big word.
The Apostle Paul breathes life into the word "love" in I
Corinthians 13: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it
does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always preserves. Love never fails."
Paul's love description is a load to pull off. Where can a per-
son even begin?
While the core of really knowing love is knowing God; are
there many human actions more meaningful than the verbal expres-
sion of love? The Bible says, "From the heart the mouth speaks."
Now I end my phone conversations with my favorite tempered
soul by saying, "I love you, Autumn."
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 apprenticeship 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 complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


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


And this is how we may discern (daily, by experience)
that we are coming to know Him (to perceive, recognize,
understand, and become better acquainted with Him): if
we keep (practice) His teachings (precepts, command-
ments). (Amp)
I John 2:3
The Bible tells us in several places if we know anrd love Him
we will obey and keep His commandments. We are a liar if we do
not do this. I want also to say if we try to obey without knowing
His love for us and us loving Him we will fail.
If we know His love for us and love Him in return we will
want to obey and it will be easy. We will also hate our sin. If we try
to obey all the rules without Him, it becomes a religious act.
It is wonderful to be in a place, whether at church or at home,
to feel His love pouring all over us. It will put such a love in us that
we will love those undesirable people around us. We cannot love
them without God's love in us.
A Golden Nugget would be to ask God to show us how much
He loves us and to manifest His love in us. It will be very easy to
obey then.


The breakfast of champions is
not cereal, it's the opposition.
-Nick Seitz


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 W .t Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-60
Doyle E. III/Debra H. Carlton by and through the Authorized Represen-
tative requests approval of a Site Development Plan to develop a
recreation complex to be known as Hardee Park Baseball/Softball Complex on
61.14+1-acres zoned A-1 in the Town Center Future Land Use District
On or abt Doyle Carlton Rd/Rodeo Dr 08 34 25 000003750 0000
61.14MOL ac W1/2 of SW114 of SO8, T34S, R25E LESS Corn NE corn NW1l4 of
SW1/4 S 330 ft for POB S 1170 ftN 89deg52min50sec W 330 ft N 1170 ft S
89deg52min50sec E 330 ft to POB & LESS W112 of NEll4 of NW1/4 of SW114 &
LESS E1/3 of NW114 of NW1/4 of SW11/4 S08, T34S, R25E

07-62
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
of a Site Development Plan to construct/operate three ALFs (Assisted
Living Facilities) identified as ALF-03, ALF-04, ALF-05 on 242.73+/-ac
On or abt N si of Vandolah Rd, E of CR 663


187.96MOL ac S2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of
AND
54.77MOL ac N 740 ft of W 3224 ft of


0434240000100100000
S04,T34S, R24E

093424 0000037700000
S09, T34S, R24E


07-63
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
of a Site Development Plan to construct/operate a Laundry and
Maintenance Facility on 242.73+1-aC
On or abt N si of Vandolah Rd; E of CR 663


187.96MOL ac S2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of
AND
54.77MOL ac N 740 ft of W 3224 ft of


0434240000100100000
S04, T34S, R24E

0934 240000037700000
S09, T34S, R24E


07-31
German FL Citrus LLC by and through the Authorized Representative
Requests a Rezone of 582.33MOL ac in the Rural Center Future Land Use
District:
487.79+1-ac from F-R to R-2 (Two Family Residential) and
094.54+/-ac from F-R to R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential)
The total rezoned acres is to provide for the development of Vandolah Estates
containing 457 single-family units, 230 paired villas, 256 townhomes/flats and
306 garden apartments for a total of 1,249 dwelling units.
10 34 24 0000 02700 0000
297.21MOL ac Beg SW corn of Sec & run N 00deg24min44sec E 2831.38' N
84degl2mini9sec E 2546.16' to pt on centerline of Troublesome Creek
S53deg39minl4sec E along centerline Creek 446.46' S 41deg59min54sec E
along centerline of Creek 437.91' S 18deg03mini3sec E along centerline of
Creek 361.44' S 53deg50mln15sec E along centerline of Creek 753.84' S
76deg34min30sec E along centerline of Creek 902.70' S 73deg33min55sec E
along centerline of Creek 522.36' to pt on E sec line S 00deg25min21sec W
1500' MOL to SE corn of Sec N 89deg42min59sec W 2647.86' N
89deg42min41sec W 2647.84' to POB S10, T34S,. R24E
AND 11 34 24 0000 00060 0000
43.2MOL ac Beg SW corn of Sec run N along W Sec line 1382.84' MOL to
centerline of Troublesome Creek S 79deg26min46sec along centerline of
Creek 548.57' S 61degl3min07sec E along centerline of Creek 740.24' S
52deg37minO2sec E along centerline of Creek 546.12' S 01deg02min43sec W
621.14' to S line of Sec N 88deg55min14sec W 1642.41' MOL along S line of
Sec to POB S11, T34S, R24E
AND 14 34 24 0000 00020 0000
62.95MOLac N1/2 of NW1/4 & W1/2 of SEI/4 of NWl4i4N of Vandolah Rd LESS
E1045.84' MOL thereof lying N of Creek In W172 of SEll4 of NW1/4
S14, T34S., R24E
AND 15 34 24 0000 00020 0000
178.97 MOL ac N1/4 & SW1/4 of NWI14 LESS S 40' thereof & LESS Corn NW
corn of Sec S 89deg42min41sec E 73.91'S 00deg43min30sec W 169.95'to POB
S 00deg43min30sec W 935'S 89deg38min32sec E 830 ft N 00deg43min30sec E
880'N 89deg38min32sec W 682' N 00deg43min30sec E 55' N 89deg38min32sec
W 148' to POB & LESS Corn NW corn of Sec S 89deg42min41sec E 923.92' S
00deg43min30sec W 2010.98' to POB S 00deg43min30sec W 605' S
89deg38min32sec E 390' N 00deg43min30sec E 550' N 89deg38min32sec W
102' N 00deg43min30sec E 55' N 89deg38min32sec W 288' to POB
SS1. T34S, R24E
LESS & EXCEPT 94.54+1/-ac to be rezoned to R-3 being desc as:
A parcel of land located in Secs 10 & 15, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, FL
being more part desc as follows: Beg at NW corn of Sec 15, same also being
SW corn of Sec 10, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, FL; thence N 00deg
24min44sec E along W line of said Sec 10 for 680.58 ft: thence leav said W line
of aforesaid Sec 10 for the following 13) courses: 1) thence N
89deg46min44sec E for 1,528.06 ft; 2) thence S 00deg24min44sec E for 420.91
ft to a pt of curvature; 3) said curve being concave SW, said curve having a
radius of 295.00 ft, a central angle of 87deg 05min38sec, a curve dist of 448.42
ft, chord bearing & dist being S43deg57min33sec E for 406.48 ft; 4) thence
S00deg40min56sec W for 1,298.67 ft; 5) thence S89deg48min55sec W for
483.95 ft; 6) thence S 00degl3min15sec W for 734.23 ft; 7) thence S
89deg1Smin02sec W for 110.20 ft; 8) thence N 00degl0min21sec E for 55.00 ft;
9) thence S 89deg 51min26sec W for 308.00 ft; 10) thence N 00deg 10min21sec
E for 274.96f t; 11) thence S 89deg51 min02sec W for 682.00 ft; 12) thence N
00deg10min21sec E for 55.00 ft; 13) thence S 89deg51min02secWfor221.91 ft
to pt of intersect w/W line of aforesaid Sec 15; thence N 00degl0min21sec E
along W line of said Sec 15 for 1,679.85 ft to POB S1O, T34S, R24E and
S15, T34S., R24E

07-64
George HiNorma McNary request a Rezone of 5.35+1-ac from A-1 to
C-2 (General Commercial) in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District
2.85+1-ac zoned A-1 of 28 33 25 000001530 0000
desc as Corn at SE corn of NE/ll4 of NWIl4 of said Sec 28, proceed N
00deg09mini2sec W a dist of 289.80 ft to the POB of the herein desc parcel;
thence S 89deg59min04sec W, a dist of 231.00 ft; thence N 00deg09minl2sec
W a dist of 216.95 ft; thence N 89deg59mino4sec E a dist of 38.00 ft; thence N
00deg09mini2sece W a dist of 372.42 ft to S/ly R/O/W line of Maxwell Rd;
thence N 83deg49min10sec E along said S/ly R/O/W line a dist of 19407 ft;
thence S 00deg09minl 2sec E leav said S/ly R/O/W line a dist of 610.21 ft to the
POB S28, T33S, R25E
AND
283325000005170 0000
2.50+/-ac Beg SW corn of NW114 of NE1/4 & run N along % Sec line 175 ft then
SIly 330 ft to pt 150 ft N of S bdry line of NW114 of NE1/4 then run S/ly to a pt
100 ft N of SE corn of W1/2 of NW1l4 of NE1/l4 then run S 100 ft to SE corn of
W112 of NW '1 of NE1/4 then W 660 ft along S bdry line of NE114 of NE1/4 to
POs, 2.50 ac being in W/12 of NW1/4 of NE1/4 S28, T33S, R25E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, OCTOBER 18, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-31, 07-64
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 contactthe 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 arrange-
ments 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 8:3b A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9 Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All
Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision
the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although
minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any
decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 09:13,20c


LEGAL NOTICE

Hometown Broadband

Southwest Florida, LLC

We are a prospective applicant under the Rural
Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
being administered by the Rural Development, Utilities
Programs (RDUP), United States Department of
Agriculture. We are required, as a prospective applicant,
to announce our intent to provide broadband services
(200 kilobits upstream and downstream) in the State of
Florida in the following communities/counties: Charlotte
Park, Cleveland, Englewood, Grove City, Harbour
Heights, Manasota Key, Punta Gorda, Rotonda, Solana,
and Rural Areas of Charlotte County, Florida; Immokalee,
Orafigetree, Pe'llan Bay, Pine Ridge, Vineyards, and
Rural Areas in Collier County, Florida; Arcadia, Southeast
Arcadia, and Rural Areas in DeSoto County, Florida;
Moore Haven, and Rural Areas in Glades County, Florida;
Bowling Green, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, and Rural Areas
in Hardee County, Florida; Clewiston, Harlem, Labelle,
Port La Belle, and Rural Areas in Hendry County, Florida;
Avon Park, Lake Placid, Placid Lakes, Sebring, Sylvan
Shores, and Rural Areas in Highlands County, Florida;
Alva, Buckingham, Charleston Park, Cypress Lake, East
Dunbar, Estero, Gateway, Harlem Heights, lona,
McGregor, Olga, Page Park, Palmona Park, Pine Manor,
Punta Rassa, San Carlos Park, Suncoast Estates, Three
Oaks, Tice, Villas, Whiskey Creek, and Rural Areas in Lee
County, Florida; Whitfield, and Rural Areas in Manatee
County, Florida; Belle Glade, Belle Glade Camp, Lake
Harbor, South Bay, and Rural Areas in Palm Beach
County, Florida; Bee Ridge, Fruitville, Lake Sarasota,
Laurel, Nokomis, Plantation, Sarasota Springs, South
Venice, The Meadows, Venice, Venice Gardens, Warm
Mineral Springs, and Rural Areas in Sarasota County,
Florida. Incumbent broadband service providers have 30
days from the date of this Legal Notice to inform RDUP if
they are currently providing broadband service in these
areas or if they have a commitment to provide service in
these areas. Incumbent broadband service providers
should submit to RDUP, on a form prescribed by RDUPR
the number of residential customers receiving broadband
service in the proposed service area, the rates of data
transmission, and the cost of each level of service or
proof of commitment to provide service in the proposed
service area. A map should also be provided showing the
boundaries of your service area in relation to the commu-
nities above. A Legal Notice Response Form can be
obtained from RDUP's website at www.usda.gov/rus/tele-
com.
9:13-20c






September 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate


Hardee


BOARD MEMBERS


Living


IN THE SPIRIT


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Ministerial Association has appoint-
ed Bowling Green resident Judith George as the new
executive director of the Hardee Help Center. Associ-
ation president Rev. Jimmy Morse welcomes her in upper
photo. In lower photo, she is seen with members of the
Help Center Board of Directors (from left) Rev. Jim
Williams, Belva Vance, George, Rev. Wendell Smith, Rev.
Randy Johnson, Morse and Rev. Steve Polk. Missing are
other community business representatives Jim See,
David Singletary and Mike Manley.


Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow
old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to
give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
-Samuel Ullman



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Calling all 4-H'ers! It's that
time again for 4-H to start up
and running again. The Fort
Green 4-H Club had their first
meeting on Sept. 6. It was awe-
some!
The Fort Green 4-H Club
had just a few members last
year and the word got out and
this year we have over 30 mem-
bers. Our new officers this year
are Brian Yake as president,
Rebeka Brown as vice presi-
dent, Alex Peirstorf as secre-
tary, Courtney Alexander as
treasurer and Makayla Chancey
as the reporter. Let's give our
officers a hand! "Clap, clap,
clap."
We discussed ideas for a fund
raiser! We also talked about the
official dress code for 4-H. Our
new members practiced the 4-H
Pledge. "Doesn't- that sound
exciting!"
Our Fort Green 4-H sewing
girls started their projects on
Sept. 10.
I don't think that any of us
can wait until the next meeting
on Oct. 4. We're gonna have a
great year.



HJH Student
Recognized For
Top Honors
LaCresha Carlton of Bowling
Green won many honors and
awards as an eighth grader at
Hardee Junior High School in
the 2006-07 academic year.
Among the recognition
given at the end of the school
year were: A's & B's Honor Roll
all year, highest grade-point
average in math and second
highest in creative writing,
Citizenship Award, no office
referrals, 5.0 on Florida Writes,
grade-point average of 3.5 or
higher, and the Presidential
Award.
LaCresha is the daughter of
Norma Jones and James
"Peanut" Carlton Jr.
She is now a freshman at
Hardee Senior High School.

anyone who thinks the art of
conversation is dead ought to
tell a child to go to bed.
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The Hardee Senior High

Student Council Presents

2007 Homecoming Parade









"BLAST FROM THE PAST"

WHEN: October 19, 2007 at 2:30PM
(Line up at 2:00PM behind old Jr. High Gym enter on water tower side only)
WHERE: Main Street Wauchula
ENTRY FEE: $20.00
ENTRY DEADLINE: October 12, 2007
(Fee must be paid by deadline)
Please return entry form to: Jamie Rewis
Hardee Sr. High School
830 Altman Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873
or call 773-3181
**Special Note: In case of rain the parade will be October 20, 2007

Entry Form
Name of Club/Organization:

Sponsor/Contact Person:

Type of Entry:
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COURTESY PHOTO
A group from First Baptist Church of Wauchula held a tailgate party prior to the Hardee
Wildcats' season opener against the Fort Meade Miners. Tailgating were members and
guests of teacher Donnie Autry's Sunday School class at the church. Captured show-
ing their team spirit are (from left) sisters Bridgette and Brooke Conley and Lacey
McClenithan.


Bowling Green Might Need To

Hire New City Manager In '08


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green City Manager
David Elbertson may be retiring
with the next six months fol-
lowing a serious traffic accident
several months age, Mayor
Perry Knight said Tuesday
night, Sept. 12.
Elbertson's truck flipped over
after going off the road, and he
is continuing to have health
problems from the injuries. He
has returned to work but has not
been at full speed.
Knight advised fellow city
commissioners the city will
likely need to hire a new city
manager sometime next year.
He said Wauchula City Mana-
ger Rick Giroux has volun-
teered for Wauchula to assist
Bowling Green if needed to
help operate the water and
sewer systems.


Elbertson was unable to
attend the Sept. 12 monthly city
commission meeting.
The commission, at the rec-
ommendation of city commis-
sioner Randy Mink, appointed
Bonnie Heggie, Amy Smith and
Sam Fite to the City Recreation
Committee.
The commission approved
the first reading of a water and
wastewater utility service ordi-
nance.
The commission also ap-
proved the first reading of an
ordinance on garbage and trash
fees. Weekly garbage collection
rates are unchanged, but the
ordinance sets rates for yard
waste exceeding 15 bags. All
customers will pay for removal
of bulky items: large appliance,
$11; sofa, mattress, bed springs,
armchair, $9.20; stereo, TV set,
tables, $; 8.20; and other furni-


ture and appliances, based on
size, minimum fee of $7.65.
All residential garbage must
be bagged and be placed in city-
approved 35-gallon containers.
Loose garbage will not be col-
lected. Waste and bulky items
should be in separate piles.
The commission plans to
keep the new ad valorem tax
millage rate the same at 7.25
mills.
"David is thinking of retiring
in six months. His health is not
good," said city commissioner
David Durastanti.
"It will be tough to replace
David. We might need to
appoint a committee later," said
Mayor Knight.
There will be a city election
in Bowling Green on Tuesday,
Sept. 25. There is one commis-
sion seat up for election.
Incumbent' Fern Gibson is
opposed by Matthew Knight.


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Alexi
Little Alexi
Rodriguez
Is Now 3
Alexi Angel Rodriguez, the
daughter of Damian and Angela
Rodriguez of Bowling Green,
turned 3 years old on Aug. 26.
Alexi celebrated with a birth-
day party on Saturday, Aug. 25,
at Mary Holland Park in Bar-
tow. Theme for the special
occasion was Strawberry Short-
cake.
Guests were served hot dogs,
hamburgers, potato salad, rice
and a Strawberry Shortcake
birthday cake.
Helping Alexi celebrate were
big brother Damian Jr.; little
brother Dallas Lee; grandfather
Herminio Aguilar; godmother
Sherri Aguilar; cousins
Samantha and Adam Lee
Montes; cousins Jasmine,
Steven and Anastasia Aguilar;
cousin Liliana Martinez; and
many other family members
and friends.



Farmer Wins

SFCC Book

Scholarship
Eleven students in South
Florida Community College's
Honors Program have qualified
for the Edward K. Roberts
Book Scholarship for the fall
term.
Hardee County resident
Amanda M. Farmer was among
the recipients.
Students awarded the schol-
arship are given $250 each term
to help pay for their textbooks.
The scholarship is awarded to
all Honors Program students
who maintain a grade-point
average of 3.3 and make satis-
factory progress toward their
degrees.

A recent study found that
people who ate nuts at least
five times a week had half the
risk of heart disease as
those who didn't eat them as
often. Nuts are high in benefi-
cial monounsaturated fat and
fiber.


Thank You
We would like to thank all


Bryce
Cars Party
Celebrates

3rd Birthday
Bryce Lee Beckham, the son
of Daniel and Elizabeth
Beckham of Auburndale, cele-
brated his third birthday on
June 2. He turned 3 on June 19.
A birthday party was held in
his honor at the lake home of
grandparents Bart and Susan
Barton of Wauchula. The lake
house is situated on Lake
Ariana in Auburndale. Theme
for the party was Cars.
Joining in the fun occasion
were many friends and family
members.




Scooby Doo

Party Honors

3-Year-Old
Rafael "R.J." Cabrera Jr., the
son of Ralph and Patricia
Cabrera of Wauchula, turned 3
years old on Aug. 10.
He celebrated the occasion
with a party on Saturday, Aug.
11, in Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs. Theme for the party
was Scooby Doo.
Guests were served fajitas,
chicken, beans, rice and potato
salad.
Joining in the fun were
grandparents Florentino and
Ernestine Obregon and. Arturo
and Margarita Cabrera, little
sister Mia Cabrera and aunts,
uncles, cousin and many
friends.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

DECISIONS SHAPES LIFE
In this life, we are dealing With lots of things that are far too
great for us, and the sooner we admit it, the better. n
Shall I mention a few mysteries? How about life and death,
marriage and children, your own destiny?
Just take the matter of your reading today what I have written
for the paper. Start going backward in time. What preceded your
decision to pick tip the paper? Before long, you will become aware
that your life is a long chain of choices choices to continue in
school or drop out, choices in picking friends, leaving home,
maybe marrying, choices of moving to new jobs, new states,
maybe new countries! 04- .
Add to this, a God who can guide you through all tIese deci-
sions even when you mess up and see that you end up ful-
filling the purpose of your existence. C
Creeds and doctrines are important, but essentially each of us
must seek God for ourselves. It will mean leaving the safe and
comfortable haven of our opinions and assumptions and venturing
into unknown territory. It will take everything we've got, and we
will probably be scared stiff.
But his is faith, and the Bible tells us that we cannot please
God without it. (Hebrews 11:6) Therefore, the smartest thing we
can do is pick the best, the noblest and the grandest we have run
across so far and go for it!
However, when our feeble efforts are rewarded and we begin
to know God for ourselves, we must remember that all of life -
and God too remains beyond our full comprehension. This is a
mercy because it helps us to avoid cockiness and to show lots of
patience with others no matter how irresponsible they may be.
Our goal is not to score 100 percent but to become humble,
kind and generous like the One who created us.
OK. so where is the arena where these wonderful things will
be worked into us? In church? On the battlefield? In the universi-
ty? In the halls of Congress? It's possible, of course, in all these
places. But I think most of us will succeed or fall in penetrating the
mysteries of existence in the normal routine of our daily lives!



Have You Received Your

Class Reunion Invitation?


Hardee Senior High School's
Class of 1977 will be holding
its 30-year reunion next month.
Invitations to the event were
mailed out to classmates on
Sept. 6. Any member of the
class who has not received an
invitation is asked to call
Cookie Galiano Sanders at 773-
4258, Teresa Weeks Hall at
773-0759 or Barbara Spears at
773-9058.


The Class of 1977 will get
together for this 30-year cele-
bration on Saturday, Oct. 27,
beginning at 6 p.m. The event
will be held at the Elks Lodge
on West Main Street in Wau-
chula.
A live band will play from 8
p.m. until midnight.
Classmates are encouraged to
attend.


'Project Graduation'

Forms For 08 Class


Parents of students in Hardee
Senior High School's Class of
2008 are invited to a Project
Graduation meeting on Monday
night.
The planning session will
begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be
held at North Wauchula Ele-
mentary School.
Project Graduation is a pro-


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HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular meet-
ing today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. There are six items on
the agenda, including a temporary special use permit, three vari-
ances, and a rezone and small scale comp plan amendment for the
same property, 8:35.
Changes to the purchasing policy manual, 10:05 a.m.
Planning & Zoning Board appointment.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may
wish to plan to attend.


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By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


FOOD SAFETY
September is National Food Safety Education Month. Acro
the country, food safety experts are asking consumers to follow tl
Four Steps to Food Safety Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill -
to keep food safe from harmful bacteria that cause food-borne il
ness.
Here are some helpful hints for keeping food safe:
Clean! Everything that touches food should be clea
Cleanliness is a major factor in preventing food-borne illness
Even with food safety inspection and monitoring at federal, sta
and local government facilities, the consumer's role is to make su
food is handled safely after it is purchased.
Separate! Fight cross-contamination. Cross-contaminatio
is the transfer of harmful bacteria to food from other foods, cutting
boards or utensils. An example of cross-contamination is cutting
raw meat, poultry or fish on a cutting board and then slicing sal
vegetables on the same cutting board without washing the cutting
board between uses.
Cook! Use a food thermometer in cooking. Using a .foo
thermometer is the only way to tell if food has reached a hig
enough temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Use a food the
mometer to measure the internal temperature of foods such
meat, hamburgers, poultry, egg casseroles and any combination
dishes.
Chill! Make sure the temperature in the refrigerator is 4
degrees or below, and zero degrees or below in the freezer. Use
refrigerator/freezer thermometer to check the temperature
Harmful bacteria grow most rapidly in the danger zone th
unsafe temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees so it's impo
tant to keep food out of this temperature range.
By following these food safety rules, you can help keep you
self and your family free of illness caused by bacteria on food
The most vulnerable to food-borne illness are young children, oldi
adults and pregnant women. The two most common sources c
food-borne illness are the Norovirus and the Hepatitis A virus. If
family member is in one of these vulnerable groups, the Hepatit
A vaccine is available upon request by your family physician an
is strongly recommended.
What is the most effective way of preventing the spread .
germs?
Handwashing! This is the most effective and inexpensive
way to prevent the spread of pathogens from food and food har
dling areas. Simple handwashing, who would have thought ii
Wash both hands with warm soapy water, preferably including th
forearms up to the elbows. The length of time it takes to sing th
Happy Birthday song should be adequate. Shake off excess water
and dry hands thoroughly, turning off the faucet with a towe
Avoid touching as many surfaces as possible, such as faucets, door
knobs, handles, to prevent re-contamination of your clean hands.
Remember to follow good food safety rules and enjoy the ben
efits. It is impossible to totally escape germs, but by following th
guidelines given here, you will be well on your way to enjoyin
germ-free eating!
For more information on food safety, contact the Harde
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Letter To The Editor

Church Members Need To

Be Concerned For Others


Dear Editor:
Memories. I have so many
memories of the good old days.
Do you remember them, too?
I have been thinking a lot
he about the church I used to go to
_ years ago. I have been thinking
I,- about the people who used to
attend there. A lot of them have
gone on to be with the Lord.
n. Pastor R.J. Vickers has even
3s. passed away.
.te We had many wonderful ser-
re vices there. Our children grew
up in that little church. My
father gave his heart to the Lord
there. My mother and I sang
g together there. At one time, we
ad had about four benches of fam-
ily attending there at that little
g church.
)d Thousands of songs have
Been sung at that little church.
r- And probably millions of tears
as have been shed there at the
n altar. And now there are not
altars to be found in most
40 churches. Where did they all
a go?
e. There also used to be song
he books. I guess they went to the
r- same place the old altars went
to. The songs of worship and
r- praise went up, and the spirit
s. came down and rested among
er us.
of What wonderful days of long
a ago. Really they were not that
is long ago. It was just yesterday.
id Oh where has the time gone?
Those days have flown away,
of never to return again.
The changes that we all go
Ve through now have come upon
n- us slowly but surely. Today is
t? tomorrow. Tomorrow will be
ie gone soon enough.
le I have many memories of
er that little church. The first pas-
l. tor I can recall, his name was
r- Bro. Morgan. He was a wonder-
ful man with great messages.
n- But mostly I remember Pastor
ie Vickers. I don't see very many
g like him anymore. If I missed
service more than one time, he
,e came out to see if I was all
right,or if the church could pray
with me about anything.
Sometimes,just to tell me they
missed me at church.
When I didn't go, just
because I was tired or didn't
feel like going, I told him so. I
didn't lie. Why should I? I
-believe in being honest, even if
S it hurts. "
God knows everything,, so
why do people think they can
stretch the truth or hide any-
thing before him? You might
can hide things from people's
sight, but you'll never get away
from hiding it from God, right?
Right.
A lot of people gave their
hearts and lives to God, right
there at that little church. Many
babies have been dedicated at
that church. I don't know how
many gospel sings were held
there. How many Christmas
programs, how many church
pot luck dinners, or how many
funerals have come and gone.
We may never know.
But this one thing I do know,
it was real fellowship and the
love of God was real there, too.
I'm not saying that all churches
are not like that, but many have
grown too formal and too cold
in their services and fellowship.
People are so busy in their own
lifes that the idea of visitation
just doesn't fit in their pro-
grams.
S Prayer lists have been the
easiest routes to take. Nothing
S wrong with that, except the
physical contact. I believe peo-
ple are afraid of the doors being
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maybe the loss of a few toes. I
do know of a few who actually
go out and witness and invite
people to church. It seems that
the majority are too busy to
attempt trying to bother with
the act of having people feel
welcome at their churches. Let
someone else do it.
Somewhere, someone is
slack. It is not just one of the
pastor's duties. All the congre-
gation should be actively
involved. Unless there is a
physical problem, there are
many ways to witness and
invite. I fail in this area, just
like many others.
Why have we become so lazy
in the things of God? There is a
big field to harvest, not just ours
and our own to bring in. For a
church of people to have so
many guidelines and rules to
follow, how many are actually
doing their jobs?
We have many excuses,
many a reason why we can't do
something, but do we really? I
believe most of us take our
work jobs pretty seriously.
What excuse do we have for our
commitments to our God? Why
are we so slack?
One day we will all be
accountable. I know I will.
What about you? Are you doing
all you could be doing? I know
if any of your family were hurt-
ing, wouldn't you want to help
them? Or would you think
that's them, they got where they
are from their bad choices, so
whatever. They are not me or
mine, so I won't worry.
Prayer, fellowship and the
love of God should all go hand
in hand. Don't you think so?
Church is not just a place to
go on Sundays. Church is not
just a social meeting place.
Church is not for prestige.
Church should be like a hospi-
tal. In many ways it is, but for
the spirit man. The broken-
hearted, the cast-down and
trodden in spirit, the blind and
wandering souls looking for
help and relief, they are the
backbone of the church.
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says no, there are people out
there who really care. Aren't
there? Oh, I forgot no disci-
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generation. But above every-
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can help. We can pray. We can
become good leaders in our
communities, when we put
Christ first. Let's do our part,
let's get off the comfortable
church bench and go out in the
highways and do some com-
pelling.
I missed church for two
years, and I can count who
came to my house to see what
was wrong on two fingers I just
wonder about the real care and
concern for others. If this is the
example of church, Lord help
us all.
Let's be real, let's get real.
Play fake church, who does that
really help? Not me, not you, no
one in the long run. Christians,
let us all really commit to the
Lord. He deserves our best. I'm
talking to me, too. Let us really
care for one another, take the
time to care for one another, for
real. There are too many hurting
people in this world. Look
around, you don't have to watch
the news to see it, just look
around your own neighbor-
hood.
Lets get out of our comfort
zones, let's care for others first.
I pray the real church that
belongs to God is more than the
building foundation. The
church, is, are, will always be
the people.

Love in Christ Jesus,
Sheila Miller

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4D The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


Midgets, Peewees Win Thrillers


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee's two oldest Youth
Football teams claimed wins
last week.
Competition has been tough
in the Heartland Pop Warner
games so far this year, and
Hardee has had to be equally
tough to contend with it.
In games last Saturday, the
Hardee Peewee squad took it to
DeSoto on the Wildcat Stadium
turf and came up the 19-18 win-
ner.
Later in the day, also at home,
the Hardee Midgets took a 19-
13 victory over DeSoto.
The other Hardee teams did
not fare so well on Saturday.
DeSoto beat the Hardee Junior
Peewee squad 13-0. In the
Mitey Mite division, it was
DeSoto 6, Hardee Blue 0 and
Sebring Silver 26, Hardee
Orange 6. In the Flag division,


it was DeSoto 36, Hardee
Orange 7, while Hardee Blue
drew a bye for the day.
Backtracking to week one,
Sept. 8, there were also some
close encounters. In the
Peewee division, Fort Meade
nipped Hardee 19-18. Fort
Meade Midgets prevailed 41-13
over Hardee.
In the Junior Peewee divi-
sion, it was a Hardee win 31-13
over Fort Meade. Hardee Mitey
Mite Orange lost 19-6 to
Sebring White and Hardee Blue
had a bye. Finally, in the Flag
division, Hardee blue downed
Fort Meade 28-12 and Hardee
Orange had a bye.
So, at the end of the first two
weeks of play, Hardee teams are
pretty much in the middle of the
pack.
In the Midgets division,
Sebring leads 2-0 and both Fort
Meade and Hardee are at 1-1.


Lake Placid and DeSoto
haven't won yet. For the
Peewee division, Sebring and
Avon Park are tied for the lead,
each with 2-0 record.- Hardee
and Fort Meade are each at 1-1
and Lake Placid and DeSoto
are looking for a win.
In Junior Peewee, it is simi-
lar, with Lake Placid and
DeSoto each at 2-0 and Hardee
and Sebring both at 1-1. Fort
Meade and Avon Park haven't
won any games yet.
In the Mitey Mite division,
Avon Park, Sebring Silver and
Sebring White are leading.
Hardee Blue has had a bye and
one loss. Hardee Orange has
lost both its games.
Finally, in Flag football,
DeSoto and Lake Placid are
leading. Hardee Blue has had
one victory and a bye and
Hardee Orange has one loss and
a bye.


ZSE Serves Up 'Breakfast Week


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
This week, Sept. 17-21,
marks the very first Florida
Breakfast Week.
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School is celebrating the new
event in various ways, all
designed to encourage children
to eat a wholesome breakfast
each morning. In fact, young-
sters at the school may be sur-
prised this week to see their
cereal and pears served up by
members of the Hardee County
School Board.
Lori Staton, lunchroom man-
ager, points out that studies
show children are more alert
and perform better in class
when they eat breakfast.
Attention levels increase, and
behavior is improved.
Additionally, studies show


increases in math and reading
scores in children who eat
breakfast, and show fewer trips
' are made to the school nurse's
office.
Staton and her team Lisa
Boehm, Shirley Roberts,
Yvonne Rosenthal, Mary Garza,
Nancy Madrigal, Lucy Hilton
and Shirley Lanham are
working this week to build the
"breakfast habit" in the students
at Zolfo Springs Elementary
School.
This is the beginning of a
new school year, and could be
the beginning of a healthy life-
time breakfast habit, Staton
says.
The theme for this year's
Florida Breakfast Week is
"Excellence Begins With
School Breakfast."
The idea of the week is to


increase breakfast participation
in school districts throughout
the state.
Staton notes the Atlanta
regional office of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
issued a challenge to raise the
number of breakfast eaters, and
especially targeted Florida, as it
has the largest program in the
region and one of the largest in
the nation.
"We ask you to encourage
your children to come and eat
breakfast with us," Staton says.
The school's lunchroom staff,
which plans fun events to
encourage children toward
healthy eating, will also be cel-
ebrating National School Lunch
Week in October and National
School Breakfast Week in
March.


Cross Country Gets Opening Run


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of Hardee girls placed
fourth and seventh in the first
cross country run of the season.
Junior Edith Leon and fresh-
man Vanessa Hernandez led the
Hardee girls around the course
in the Lake Placid Invitational
which opened the season for
both schools last Thursday.
For the Wildcats, senior
Gilberto Gutierrez inherited the
leadership role of his older
brother Jose, leading Hardee to
a third-place finish. Gutierrez
placed seventh overall of the 39
boys competing.
Hardee boys came in behind
super Bishop Verot with 20
points and Sebring with 60.
Hardee had 72 and Lake Placid


THE


HARDEE


79. Neither Avon Park or De-
Soto had a team score.
Behind Gutierrez, the Hardee
boys were senior Luis Reyes,
soph Murad Ottallah, junior
Jose Rodriguez, junior James
Carroll, Michael Torres, and
sixth grader Brandon Beatty
and eighth grader Antonio
Galvan.
Overall, Hardee girls placed
fourth. Sebring had 42 points,
Lake Placid 51, Verot 57 and
Hardee 63. Again, Avon Park
and DeSoto had no team score.
Behind Leon and Hernandez
were sophs Briana Aguila,
Alma Alvarez, Laura Galvan,
Lindy Rossman and Guadalupe
Flores. Seventh grader Ana
Saldivar was next, followed by
freshmen Hannah Jacobs and


Courtney Gunnoe and junior
Nancy Conejo. There were 40
girls in Thursday's run.
This week Hardee ran at
Highlands Hammock in the
Walker Invitational sponsored
by Sebring. Saturday runners
may go to the Sabal Palm
Invitational at Polk City.
Next week's runs are at the
Hammock for the Red Devil
Invitational on Tuesday and at
Lake Placid on Thursday.
Alumni, grads, faculty and
friends are welcome to the
Hardee Alumni Run, set for
5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. To partic-
ipate, check with cross country
coach Don Trew at the high
school, 773-3181, or dtrew@-
hardee.K12.fl.us.


BOARD HAS


BUDGET FOR


COUNTY


TENTATI


FISCAL


INDEPENDENT


IVELY ADOPTED


YEAR 2007/2008.


PUBLIC HEARING TO MAKE


A FINAL


DECISION ON THE BUDGET AND TAXES WILL


BE HELD ON


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007

6:00 P. M.

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS

412 WEST ORANGE STREET

ROOM 102

WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, 33873
9:20c


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNAGIN
The Lunch Bunch at Zolfo Springs Elementary is turning it talents this week to increas-
ing breakfast participation at the school. Preparing food and fun for the youngsters are
(from left) Lisa Boehm, manager Lori Staton, Yvonne Rosenthal, Lucy Hilton, Nancy
Madrigal and Mary Garza; missing from the photo are Shirley Roberts and Shirley
Lanham.

BUDGET SUMMARY
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE
SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARD BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
The proposed operating budget expenditures are
3.02% less than last year's total operating expenditures.


ASSESSED VALUE:


$1,775,558,774
GENERAL FUND

ESTIMATED REVENUES


AD VALOREM TAXES


INTEREST FROM TAX COLLECTOR

INTEREST FROM CHECKING ACCOUNT


EXCESS FEES

SUB TOTAL


LESS 5%


TOTAL


CASH CARRY FORWARD

GRAND TOTAL OF REVENUES


ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES


AUDITING/ACCOUNTING

INSURANCE/BOr "

OTHER CURRENT CHARGES

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS


MILLAGE: .3034


$538,705

1,000


2,000


542,005

(27,100)

514,905

17.015

531,919


3,500


3,000


OFFICE SUPPLIES


INDIGENT HEALTH CARE


COMMISSIONS/TAX COLLECTOR

PROPERTY APPRAISER COMMISSIONS


492,044

11,000

16,500


CONTINGENCY


TOTAL EXPENDITURES


531,919


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT
AND BUDGET AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
9:20c


Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
-George Bernard Shaw


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


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The


Classifieds


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

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


Agriculture
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
pumps starting at $195. Injectors,
turbos, misc. tractor repairs. 863-
385-5596 cell 863-381-0538.
8:30-1:1 0p

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


1994 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, runs
great, $2,400 OBO. 863-285-6126.
9:20p
'86 CHEVY SILVERADO, 350/400,
A/C, very nice. 735-2626. 9:20c
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.
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Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


I acre M Pro p zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.p
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
Concrete block 3BR/1Bth large fenced corner lot. 804 S. 9th Ave.
'kin sKg $69,300.


Corcial Property zoned C-2 behind PeACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. slley Mote rel. 3 apt.
it needs ill and cmpleartion. $60,000.
CoMaincr buildiocg 3BR/B200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly.



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


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Generous sized 200x100 ft MH
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Well, septic & power pole in
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Investor's Choice, 3BR/1BA,
<'B home on 4.76 acs, close to
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IIOMESITES OR INVEST-
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are !00'x218', listed for $22,000
each. One is 200'x218', listed
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shops!
20 ac pastureland is fences and
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Premier 100x125 ft residential
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OWNERS MOTIVATED!
Completely remodeled, 3BR
1 BA frame home. N 9th Ave in
Wauchula. $119,000!
Investment opportunity! 20 ac
citrus grove in Villa Citrus
development. Irrigation &
shared well. 320,000!
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co
has 25 acs-Val & 40 acs-
i' & 1. IF-cnsive reset program,
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REALTORS
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LTOR JOE L. DAVIS, J
JOHN H. O'NEA


28



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INVESTMENTS
PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs
pasture & native land. Roomy
2000, 3BR/2BA MH
wy/1809SF living, 3855SF
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed, dog pens. NOW
$259,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Two
parcels w/200+ft Peace River
frontage & city water & sewer.
ONE:1.14 ac, zoned R-1(can
accommodate 4 homesites).
TWO:1.06 ac, zoned R-1
(includes a 0.35 ac lot, togeth-
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sites). NOW $40,000 each OR
$75,000 for both!
Two-story charmer, 4BR/3BA,
3000SF, central A/C, privacy
fenced backyard, & out build-
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Bowling Green. $158,000!
DEVELOPMENT OR
RECREATION! Beautiful
pines & pastureland, 170.8
acs w/over 1/2 mile paved rd
frontage. Located at
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
64 in Manatee Co. $3,875,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Ready for your new home!
Three 5 ac tracts, paved rd
frontage, W Hardee Co. Listed
for $100,000 each! Make your
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Stellar location! 10 ac Val
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diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
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SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON
'II, WAUCIIULA, FL 33873
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Beautiful oak shaded 1.42"acrgs with bedroom I bath
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S 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


10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently
included. Lake frontage. Only
$225,000!
NEW LISTING! 3BR/2BA
home on 2.5 acres. $274,900.
NEW LISTING! 18.90 acres
in Ft Green area. 3 Bedroom/2
Bath house. $450,000.
UNDER CONTRACT! 500
ac grove in Desoto County.
55% Valencia, 45% Early &
Mids. All microjet.
$4,900,000
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
. _--.-. .. .- ...-. .. ..
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main
St reetand Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2.
Plenty of room for several
businesses. Potential income
already in place. Hwy 17
across from Wahnlart.
$1,200,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT!
NEED VISIBILITY? Put
your business here! Zone C-2.
$195,000
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a canal
that leads into Charlotte
Harbor. Priced right at
$185,000!
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+
crar.rage. Asking $339,000.
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home.
Large pole barn. $225,000
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


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Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
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restricted homesites. Starting
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8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well
already on the property.
$122,500
20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350_,000.
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!
BRAND NEW! 3 Bedroom/2
Bath house in nice subdivision!
$282,000!
21 acres on the Peace River. 2
BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge
Quonset. $416,000!
65 Acres of grove 1 1/2 miles
from Wauchula. Frontage on
two paved roads. High and dry.
Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000
Uer 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 I.er acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
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road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
well and 6" deep well.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Designated
Village/Open Space,
Golf Course/Development
Property! Water & sewer
available. 127 acres! Call for
price and details!


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
(863)781-016 1 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
(863)781-2345 -3 Mliguel A. SantaiIna (803) 677-3051
(863) 677-1499 (Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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DRIVER NEEDED P/T delivery
person needed for home deliv-
ered meals route. $7.75/hr. and
mileage reimbursement. Must
have dependable transportation
and proof of valid automobile
insurance. For more information
call Hope of Hardee at 773-2022.
Apply at 310 North 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. EOE, DFWR 9:20-27c


LANDSCAPE TECHNICIANS
NEEDED must have experience
with commercial mowers, edgers,
and weedeaters, and a clean driv-
ing record. $9-$12 per hour
depending on experience, flexible
hours. Call My Florida Landscape
Services at 863-832-2102 for an
appointment. 9:13-20c


PART-TIME AFTER school person
(flexible schedule) needed with a
valid driver license to detail,
wash, clean, and do other miscel-
laneous things around car lot.
Come in person we are located at
201 S. 6th Ave. in Wauchula.
EOE/DFWP. 9:13tfc
PERSON WITH AUTOMOTIVE
retail skills, self motivator, great
communication skills, computer
and bookkeeping knowledge.
Bilingual A+, must be willing to
work on Saturday every other
week. Please send resume:
Personnel Manager, P.O. Box 873,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or call 863-
773-2213 for appt. EOE/DFWP.
9:13tfc


LABORERS NEEDED
We are taking applications for plant
laborers. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


and work 40 hours.


Overtime as


needed.

Apply @ Florida Fertilizer Co., Inc.
We are a Drug-Free Workplace.
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HELP WANTED
Payroll Clerk/Human Resources Clerk
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applica-
tions for a full time payroll/human resources clerk. You
must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school
diploma or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony
or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted, and
pass a drug test. Experience preferred.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. No
later than 2 RM. October 3, 2007. If other arrangements
are necessary, call (863) 773-0304 ext. 214. EOE
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873


(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net n


Jessie Sambrano'


We are introducing a new and unique way to reach the
public with our listings. Talking House has come to
Hardee County. Talking House is a concept we are using
to better serve our customers. Stop by one of the advertised
Talking House Homes and tune into the A.M. radio station
posted at the home. The Talking House will give you a
brief description about the listing and contact information
about our office. You will hear the voice of the listing associate
as they give information on the home.
Buying or Selling; Flores & Flores, Inc. Realtors and Talking
House are here to assist you with your real estate needs.

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


Our First Talking House Listing Visit at 365 Old Dixie
Highway Tune in and hear all the details about this special
listing and how easy it would be for you to own it.
Only $265,000.


1st Customer Appreciation Day
COMING OCTOBER 6, 2007 OUR WAY OF SAYING THANKS
TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS IN THE TENTS
ON OUR LOT REFRESHMENTS PRIZES.
NEW HOMES-100% Financing could be available for qualified
buyers. Homes in Wauchula, Zolfo Springs and Bowling Green.
3BR 2BA MH in Zolfo-Close to Park and Peace River. Looking
for a new owner. $72,000.
4BR 2.5BA CB Home on Large Corner Lot in Sunset Park-out-
side storage shed. $159,000.
NEW LISTING-Just on the market-3BR 1BA CB in Sunset
Park. Fenced in backyard-storage shed-great starter home.
$135,000.
Commercial Opportunities-Including high volume
Laundromat-Commercial Lots.
New Homes on Church Avenue-Just completed 3BR 2BA CB
homes-Central Air/Heat-Excellent Financing up to 100%
LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS WHO
WANT 100% FINANCING FOR NEW HOMES IN
BOWLING GREEN, WAUCHULA & ZOLFO SPRINGS.

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


Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971
Amanda Mishoe (863) 781-3587
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585


John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano(863) 245-6891
Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734


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September 20, 2007, The lIerald-Advocate 71)


The


Classifieds


EXPERIENCE IN GROVE work,
tractor driving, mechanic work.
Stop by Monday-Wednesday, 1-4,
2354 SR 64 W., Wauchula.
9:20-10:18p
WANTED IMMEDIATELY must
love animals. Clean and feed
daily. $300 monthly. Seniors -
non-smokers preferred. 863-735-
0693. 954-629-4486. 9:20p
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER/-
technologist, FT. Assists with on-
line course development, mainte-
nance of the SFCC web-based
learning environment, and techni-
cal support. Associates (or high-
er) degree pref. Exp. training oth-
ers in a variety of software appli-
cations (inc. MS Office) and trou-
bleshooting minor problems req.
On-line course management and
internet skills pref. $11.02-
$12.35/hr. + benefits. Deadline: 5
p.m. 9/27/07. Visit www.southflori-
da.edu for details. 863-784-7132..
EA/EO/Vet. Pref. 9:20c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2000 CIIEV
VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y6119864
8:00 A.N. Oct. 3, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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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, $210,000. 863-
781-1902. 9:20-10:18p
3 BR FRAME at 202 Coconut St.,
Bowling Green, $59,000. 781-
1062. 9:20c
REDUCED! $99,000! 4 BR/ 1 1/2
bath, completely remodeled. 781-
1062. 9:20c




TECH needed
for busy eye
doctor's office.
Outgoing, friendly,
team player a
must. Bilingual
preferred,
will train.
Call our office at
863-773-3322
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3 TO CHOOSE FROM! 3 BR/ 1 B
w/Inground pool, $119,900; 5 BR/
2 B, $69,900; 3 BR/1 B concrete
block, $79,900. Carol's Realty.
863-412-8932. 9:20c
PRIVATE PARTY CAN help you
sell your mortgage or trust deed.
Call 863-781-0031. 9:6-10:4p
PRECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.5105dixi-
ana.com. 8:30tfc


Children have more need of
models than of critics.


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL
CITY MANAGER

Growing community of 1,500 in the Heartland Region of Central Florida is seeking
a City Manager who is an energetic leader with successful background of
management and government service.
The ideal candidate must possess consensus-building skills, experience in grant
procurement, growth management, community involvement, labor relations, fiscal
management/budget, vision, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
with a team-management approach.

The selected candidate will base decisions on what is best for the community and
capable of assisting the Commission in developing a vision for the community
with responsible and well-planned growth.

Bachelors degree with a minimum of five years of progressively-responsible
management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experi-
ence, preferably in public administration, business or a related field. The ideal
candidate would possess a broad range of municipal and/or local government
experience as Manager or Assistant Manager in a community of comparable or
larger size and complexity. Also, familiarity with Florida's growth management
statutes and human resource responsibilities are a plus.

Annual salary negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience, with
competitive benefit package.

Contact City Hall at (863) 735-0405, e-mail resume to twnzolfo(@strato.net or fax
resume to (863) 735-1684. We require background investigations and drug tests
for top candidates for any administrative position prior to hiring. Resume with pre-
vious work history. EOE; Drug Free Workplace.
*cl9:20,27c


PYGMY GOATS, great pets, $65
and up. 773-9195. 9:20-10:4c
ANGUS BULL, $1,500; 2 Horse
trailers; female donkey. 863-781-
2493. 9:6-10:4p



FOUND BLACK/WHITE PUPPY,
Florida Avenue area. Call 445-
4197. 9:20nc


p GILLIARD '

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
cl8:2tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


SWRMR ALL 1R ..
fi mEM-IHIES!
"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY"

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


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


GUN CABINETS
USA Made,
Solid Oak, Pine,
863-385-2324
Sofa Gallery, Inc.-
Sebring



In stock now.
Click on Furniture,
Accessories,
Then Gun Cabinets.
"3


FOUND: FEMALE kitten, approx.
10 wks. old, white w/grey & gold,
tame, sweet, found on Kelly
Roberts Rd., 9/13/07. 773-3956.
9:20nc
FOUND: Small bucket w/ac tools.
773-3306. 9:20nc



DRUM SETS FOR SALE: Pacific
red, $200; Pearl green, $350. 781-
9396 for more info. 9:20p
NICE CAMPER SHELL fits Ford
shortbed, $200; 6'x8' shed
w/floor, $150. 245-1622. 9:20p


42" PROJECTION TV, Pioneer,
works well, $300; barely used
wooden, black mattress futon,
$200; mattress, box springs,
queen, 5-6 yrs. old, $250; King
size Nikken magnet mattress,
$400. 735-1017, 781-1637.
9:20-27p
HUNT CLUB NEEDS MEMBERS -
hog, deer, turkey. Year round
access. Primitive camping.
Dublin, Ga., $800. Call Jim at 1-
404-433-7342. 9:6-10:4p
2000 YAMAHA 800cc jetski, 3
seater, garage kept, $3,500. 781-
2480. 8:23-9:20p


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
*Shell Clay *Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks*
(163) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16yards)
$100/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill'Top Soil Hard Pan .
Hardee County Area on!yl -
13


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

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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BUILDING INSPECTOR
($32,038.45/$15.40 $44,165.36/$21.23)
Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Code
Enforcement Department. Applicants should have
considerable knowledge of building trade. Ability to
detect and correct faulty construction. Ability to pre-
pare and submit reports and maintain accurate
records.
Must have Standard License or wi!l consider
Provisional License; Inspector in two disciplines
with SBCCI/ICC; one and two family dwelling certi-
fication.
Complete Job Description and Application Forms
posted on County website @ www.hardee-
county.net.
Submit applications to the Human Resources
Dept., 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone:(863) 773-2161 / Fax:(863) 773-2154.
Excellent benefits including State Retirement.


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


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING: REA. E.STATiREMI. EASY
n hlpfto.dd *wc*d kitb d WM B'n R ds Cwan


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370
781-4903


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income pro-
ducing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and
1800 frontage. $832,000.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery
Road with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB
home with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place
for a nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
This 5-acre tract Is the perfect place for horses
or recreational purposes. Great place to relo-
cate your mobile home and family! Owner
motivated to sell! Make an offer. Asking
$69,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect
site for your Dream Home. Located on CR 665
near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract.
Owner says "SELL IT!!!
WANTED!! WANTED!!
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath CB Home. Buyer ready to
Close. Call Donna #781-3627.
NEW LISTING!!! NEED MORE ROOM?
Come take a look at this 3/2 with an Office and
Game room. This home features a large
kitchen and inside utility room For $154,900.
FULLY FURNISHED!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
Furnished MH with Front & Back Screened
Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on
Townsend St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900


BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2
Baths with 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgrad-
ed appliances with wood and tile flooring.
Reduced Price: $174,500
EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located
in Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built
with custom quality workmanship. Includes
fireplace, personal clothes valet, outside
showers, large custom workshop and more.
$289,000.
REDUCED!! This 4/2 with double carport has
many extras Including a Large Den/Game
Room and two wood burning fireplaces.
Asking $195,000.
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE. This 6.15 acres of
land is located on beautiful Peace River.
Canoe, camp or build your own vacation
home. May not last long at list price of
$125,000.
QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel
is located near Peace River and offers a quiet
and restful setting to camp or build your home.
$100,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at
this remodeled 4/4 with new carpet, fresh
paint, and new roof. $179,900. This one Is a
must see.
AVOID FORECLOSURE
There ARE WAYS To
Save Your Credit!
Call Today!


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

JUST REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 3/2 2005 Mobile Home that sits on .75 Acres.
Price Reduced to $88,500.
OWNER SAYS SELL IT FASTPi This 3 Bedroom 1 Bath located on Palmetto Ave. in
Bowling Green. Owner Moving. Reduced, Reduced, Reduced!!! Only $50,000.
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azalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
2. & 3 Bedroom dpts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus eledrc, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available *

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Frida 9:00 AM. 12:00 Moon
Equal Housing Opportunity cl9:13-1 31c
_________________________________cl9:13-10 31 c


This business is FOR SALE
I& Call 375-4440 for details. i


Ope Mo -Sa roS Q-- 60
I.. S *15; 66f9


EOE/F/M-VET PREF
09:1-20cSfV


Position is open until filled.







8D The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


The


Classifieds


SOFiA SECTIONAL like new, $650
OBO. Call 863-735-1339. 9:20p
P/U 2001 CHEVY S-10, 4-cylinder,
5-speed, cold air, great on gas,
$4,195 OBO. 863-735-1339. 9:20p
TV 36-inch Sony Trinitron, still
under warranty, paid $1,250, ask-
ing $500. 863-735-1339. 9:20p
JEEP CHEROKEE 1993, 6-cylin-
der, 4 door, automatic, cold air,
runs great, $2,300 OBO. 863-735-
1339. 9:20p
BUSH HOG Howse 4-foot, like
new, $600 OBO. 863-735-1339.
9:20p


16 WIDE MH SALE. 767-8822.
Excellent shape. 9:20tfc


Notce


PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Joshua Workman will be sold pur-
suant Warehouseman's Lien.
Said sale will be at Storage
Shack, 115 Hwy. 66, Zolfo
Springs, Florida at 9:00 a.m.,
Sept. 22, 2007. 9:13-20c
Any kid will run any errand for
you if you ask at bedtime.


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
(Behind Panda Restaurant) 773-3500 cl8:23tfc


STEVE SENN

-- IE


* Panel Upgrades v -
Ceiling Fans -
Home Inspections .j
New ConstructionD -
* Remodels /,$


Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL


735-2333
941-650-2888 ell
158*25* 1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263







.4 Billy Hill



Your Home


| Cash in Your Pocket!
For fair, honest service and
quick closings ...


Call Billy Hill

781-1062 1

We care about you! Billy Hill
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KELLER WIL.IAMSm
R T A A L, T Y


Mikey Colding \ Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 \. (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned ,Brokerage
** NEW LISTING * *
50 Acres of Improved pasture land Great location in
southern Hardee County. This property is fenced and
cross-fenced with 3,000 ft. of road frontage. Mature Oak
trees with cow pens and penning lane. Two entranced
already prepared with culverts. Would make a beautiful
homesite! $10,000 per acre.
* 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 prop-
erty. 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. wet-
lands. 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 DETtILSS.
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Sit.t r


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LOOKING FOR A HOME for 2
Beagles, asking $100 both. Call
Alicia Baker, 767-8900.
9:20-10:18p
CHOCOLATE LABS, adult male &
female, need a home. FREE. 863-
287-9308. 9:20p
BOSTON TERRIER, male, CKC
reg., 3 1/2 yrs., brindle, very
sweet dog, $300. 863-285-6126.,
863-559-8878. 9:20p
BEAGLES AKC/CKC puppies &
adults, downsizing, must sell,
$100-$200 ea. 863-285-6126, 863-
559-8878. 9:20-27p
WE HAVE HERE AT All Creatures
Animal Hospital, two dogs, one
puppy and two cats up for adop-
tion. Please stop by our office
and take a look, or call Us at 773-
9215 for more information.
9:20-27c
PYGMY GOATS, great pets, $65
and up. 773-9195 or 781-1947.
9:13-10:4c


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) t:,tI


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 looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
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 necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh
Somestimes even to live is an
act of courage.

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197,50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot ,4:2zfcr


25x25x9
.... -. Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia,
S1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795

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


- Up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
-16 Designer Colors
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated


METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC

877-951-300
*Concrete & Installation by Others


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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


8:c3-35-27


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 ci9:20c


NEW LISTING: App. 58 AC. Great for development property.
High and dry. Call for information.
10.68 acres in Western Hardee County. 4BR 2 1/2 Bth. 2005 Palm
Harbor Doublewide. Fireplace, vaulted ceiling and all the extras.
Very open for large family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $299,000
$289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. $95,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out.
All you have to do is move in. $10,000. $164,900.
2-1 acre lots in Bowling Green. $30,000 each.
This beautiful 3 BR 2 1/2 Bth, approx. 3200 S.F. 2005 home in Ona
community sits on 5.7 acres. This home has everything. You have to
see it to believe it's beauty. $599,000.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000.
Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl9:2oc


BEAUTIFUL HOME SITE, 991 Ed
Wells Rd. 4.84 acres, zoning
approved for building, pond, 3
wells, 2 drives, paved county
road, frontage and large oaks,
$80,000.735-0010. 9:20p

Rec Vehicl


5TH WHEEL 35 ft., 1988,
with it. 767-8822. $3,500.
TRAVEL TRAILER, new I
$2,500 OBO. 773-6616,
445-0915. 8


1^--- tEK on
2/2 MH IN CHARLIE CREEK on
way to Avon Park. Partially fur-
nished w/W/D, no pets, $500
month rent plus $1000 deposit or
$750 month and no deposit. 863-
245-9580. 9:20p
COUNTRY 3 BR/2 B on 10 acres,
very nice place. 735-2626. 9:20c


2 BR/1 BA, completely remod-
hook-up eled, central air/heat, Wauchula,
East Main St., on 3 acres.773-
9:13-20c 4049 or 305-970-1957. 9:20-27p
tires, a/c, APT. FOR RENT 2 bed/1 bath
773-4567, upstairs, $525 mth., $200 deposit.
:30-9:27p 781-1987. 9:20p


New Honmes ~ Pole Barns
FREE ESTIMATES
/, REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Serving Hardee County for over 20 years
'' (863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
Psalms 127:1 Licensed & Insured CRC058080 cl ll:9tfc


Sue Birge (863) 781-3536


A A.

Please view all my listings at:
suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
7 acres Hwy 17 N of College. Call for information.
20 Ac. PopAsh $17,500.00 ac. 24.28 Ac Golden Oaks $10,500 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.
cl9:20c


Carl's Recycling


will be CLOSED

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


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


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing 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 disqualify-
ing 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,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.

Skilled Positions
Job Coach-Minimum of 1 yr. exp. in Human
Services, rehabilitation or education. College exp/degree
in Human Services preferred.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
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.
Director of Social Services-Bachelor's Degree in
Social Work of Human Services required. 1 year social
work experience in a health care setting with long-term
care exp. preferred.
Behavior Analyst-Master's degree in Applied
Behavior Analysis with Board Certification.

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
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE. cl9:6tfc








September 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9D


The


Classifieds


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Ware-
houses. 773-6448. 9:20c
3 BR/ 2 Bth MH, rent $700 mo.
767-8822. 9:20tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $800
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


2 BR/ 1 B HOUSE in Wauchula.
No smoking or pets. $600 month/
$600 deposit. 863-465-1007.
9:13-20p
****FT. MEADE APTS.****
Great location! Easy commute! 2
available. 2 BR/CHA, $600 secu-
rity deposit. 1 BR fully furnished,
$750 month includes electric,
cable, utilities, security deposit.
Call Sheila 375-9988; 781-3039;
285-7203. 9:6tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


SrAF'=FIN SERVICES, INC.
*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
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
cl9:14tfc


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%
I or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity

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Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes 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
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USA Heavy Duty Starters
and Alternators in stock!
Cummings and Detroit
Engines. "


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


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Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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the summer season,
- but we're just warming
up for our hottest
sales of the year!

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2BR/1 B DUPLEX, screen porch,
312 Pennsylvania, Wauchula,
$600/monthly. Cell 863-991-0094.
9:13-20p
3/2 DUPLEX FOR RENT in
Bowling Green, $800 month plus
$800 deposit. 443-2903. 8:30tfc
HOUSES, APTS., TRAILERS, 9
locations, $125/wk. up. 773-6616,
773-4567, 445-0915. 8:30-9:27p
COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehousing, salvage
yards. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 8:30-9:27p
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


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 preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



SMALL BREED, HOME BASED
groomer, 16 years experience.
773-4908. 9:20p
BULL DOZER WORK, large or
small. 863-781-1478. 9:20-10:18p


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General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Office 863-773-4779


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Good Shepherd Hospice
Sdivision of LePt.h Hfosc and Pafalve Care.
Iunarly ucns- ain 1984
Nursing opportunities
are available now for:
RN
8a-5p Step/Per Diem
Visits in Wauchula area.
RN
20 hrs/wk, days.
Sebring nursing home visits.
RN
20 hrs/wk, days
Sat/Sun Admissions
LPN
FT, 4p-12a
One patient entire shift.
For consideration,
please fax resume to:
(863) 616-2536
or apply online at
www.goodshepherdhosplce.org
and Click on Career Opportunities
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2002
Chevw Impala
" $5995


Many more low
priced vehicles to


Fax 863-773-9865
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A&P's COMMERCIAL CLEANING
- Licensed, dependable, honest.
References available. Call after 4
p.m. 781-4323. 9:20-10:18p
MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or
hay hauling. 863-781-1478.
9:20-10:18p
ALL AROUND HANDYMAN small
& large jobs, drywall, carpentry,
barns, porches, tile, flooring,
fences, metal roofs, animal pens,
feeders. 245-3678. 735-2270.
9:20-27p
COULD YOU USE help with your
cleaning needs. If so call 863-201-
2159. I'm licensed. 9:13-10:11 p
IRONING IN MY home. Bring your
clothes & hangers & I'll do the
ironing. 1031 Morgan Grice Rd.,
Charlie Creek Village. 773-7927,
773-0002 Wanda Gunn. 9:20c

Will babysit
in my home
7am 5:30pm M-F
CNA & CPR Certified
Will pick-up after
school children.
863-245-1268
or 863-735-0320
Ask for ..
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L AM BER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE New
roof, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, tile
floors, and A/C; fenced yard. Owner will help
with closing costs! $119,500
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
Unique features in this 4/2 home; laminate/tile
floors; nice kitchen with lots of counter space;
beautifully landscaped yard and spacious stor-
age shed. SEE TODAY! $160,000
OWNER MOTIVATED! Attractive 3B/2Bth
home, built in 2002, situated on 3 lots; all appli-
ances plus outside storage. $99,900
Traditional CB/Stucco home located in well
maintained neighborhood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and
new roof. Must see to appreciate! $199,000
Invest in this peaceful 5 acres with 3B/1Bth
home; 2 porches, ceiling fans, country kitchen,
some furniture included with sale; 3 wells on
property. $135,000
OFFERS WANTED! COMMERCIAL PROP-
ERTY! 2 acres with possible option to purchase
more acreage; M/H used as office; shop large
enough for semi-tractor; located in industrial
park Bowling Green. Asking $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 plenty storage and extras
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000
LOOKING FOR SPACE THIS HOME IS
FOR YOU! 4B/3Bths; two story with 3 bed-
rooms downstairs and master suite upstairs;
new roof and updates in baths and kitchen; nice
screened porch, large lot, outside storage.
$215,000
Business and home at one 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 fire-
place; 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 laminate floors; inside utility
and double garage. $245,000


DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


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


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE specializ-
ing in cleaning beds, trimming
hedges and trees. JIM'S CAR
WASH at your house or mine, rea-
sonable rates. 767-0439 or 245-
9472. 6:14tfc/nc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-
6375. www.bseesound.com.
6:15-10:26p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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5 & 8 AC, Arcadia
$120,000
OWNER FINANCING






SECURITY

OFFICER

NEEDED

Safety minded,
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License required.
Customer service
skills a plus. $8/hr.
Drug Free Work Place
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert


HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2
horse barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth,
brick home; 3195 square feet, central vac, fire-
place, Jacuzzi, beautiful in-ground pool and
many more amenities. Call today for details!
CHARMING OLDER HOME in Wauchula
located within walking distance of schools,
shopping and more; 4B/2.5Bth. new roof, hard-
wood floors; fenced back yard. $147,000
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth
home, C/B home on nice size lot; 1434 square
feet. $127,500
UPGRADES GALORE in this recently reno-
vated 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 2244 square foot
home, nicely landscaped lot and located in great
family neighborhood. $159,900
GREAT PRICE HERITAGE HOME AT A
GREAT PRICE! 3B/2Bth with 2 wood burning
fireplaces, hardwood floors, wrap around
porch, high ceilings; charming house at a
charming price! $114,900
Excellent Location for this 5 ACRES and
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
MAKE OFFER on this 3B/lBth, CB home in
Arcadia; features a screened lanai; attached
garage plus additional garage; large, corner lot.
$165,000
SEE THIS 3B/2Bth, BRICK HOME, split floor
plan; large master bedroom with spacious clos-
ets, 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 overlooking 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; list-
ed 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 sepa-
rately for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres on Highway 64
West, 4" well, large oaks; ideal for nursery.
Owner financing to qualified buyer. $79,000

CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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CLEAN CUT LAWN CARE & pres-
sure washing. Call for free esti-
mates. 781-5533. 9:20-10:18p
WE ARE STILL QUILTING! Making
Christmas design stockings and
gifts. Also left-over Christmas
gifts on sale for short time. 863-
735-1366. 8:30-9:27p
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free
Estimates. 8:23-9:20p
I WILL DO BABYSITTING in my
home anytime days, nights, week-
ends, after school. 445-0572, 375-
4792. 8:23-9:20p
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING I
service Hardee County and take
my time and do the job right.
Nobody offers this. People say
time is money, not me. Customers
come first, no hurry, so let me
clean for you. 773-6603.
8:23-9:20p
BARKER'S LAWN SERVICES,
INC. Brian Barker, Owner. Call me
for all your lawn needs. Free esti-
mates. Please call 863-781-2437
or 863-773-3402. 8:23-9:27p
JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
8:23-9:20p
RAMIREZ FAMILY DAY CARE
HOME "Now enrolling children"
referrals accepted. 375-9995.
Lic#F14HA0507. 8:23-9:20p
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
Ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday nights 7 p.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church, Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula and Tues-
day, Friday and Saturday nights 7
p.m. at First Methodist Church,
Corner of Grape & Church St.,
Bowling Green. 7:18tfcdh


SATURDAY 7 a.m.-?, 4-family,
289 Georgetown Loop, Wauchula.
9:20p
(6) 2.35x85/16 on rim; (3)
8.75x16.5 on rim; (1) gas dryer;
(1) washer, TVS $25 up; lots of
goodies. Open daily. Ellen's Thrift
Shop, 4709 N. Central, BG. 9:20p
SATURDAY 8-2, Hwy. 17N.,
Wauchula, across from Hardee
Animal Clinic. Adult, children and.
infant clothing, household items
and lots of misc. 9:20p
8-?, Thursday thru Sunday, estate
sale, everything must go, 930
Evergreen Dr. off Griffin Rd.,
Wauchula, '64 Nova boat, motor.
9:20p
MULTI-FAMILY Friday, Saturday,
Little Charlie Creek RV Park,
behind Wal-Mart. 9:20p
FRI. & SAT., 9-?, 702 Louisiana
Street. Kids clothes, refrigerator,
etc. 9:20p
FRI. & SAT., 8-?, 252 Old Dixie
Hwy., BG. Moving everything
must go. 9:20p
FRIDAY 1616 John's Rd., South
Florida Ave., right Altman, left
John's. Shed sale antiques,
glassware, furniture, misc. 9:20p

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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


SEMPER PARAMUS
For those of my readers who speak Latin or have ever been in
the Coast Guard, you'll recognize the topic of this month's column.
For those of you who don't fall into either of those categories
(including me, by the way), that phrase translates to "Always
Prepared." This month we're going to cover two topics: Tropics
Update and National Preparedness Month.
Past the Halfway Point
We have passed the halfway point of Hurricane Season 2007,
and we have been very fortunate thus far. That doesn't mean we.
should relax or let down our guard, as recent events in the
Caribbean have shown us. Dr. Phillip Grey, hurricane forecaster
'from Colorado State University, has maintained an above-average
forecast for the remainder of the season.
As I have said many times, it only takes one storm making
landfall in our area for it to be a "bad year" for hurricanes in
Hardee County.
Even though we've only had two major hurricanes so far this
year, there have already been some records set regarding those two
systems:
First time two Category 5 storms made landfall in the same
season.
Hurricane Felix took only 51 hours to grow from a Tropical
Depression to a Category 5, one of the fastest-developing storms
ever recorded.
First time an Atlantic and a Pacific storm (Hurricane
Henriette) made landfall on the same day.
Felix was the eighth Category 5 storm in the last five years.

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There have been 31 such storms since recordkeeping began in
1886.
The total number of deaths for both storms has been surpris-
ingly low but, nevertheless, people have suffered greatly. Over
5,000 homes have been reported as being damaged or destroyed in
Nicaragua alone, to say nothing of the thousands more from
Mexico, Honduras and islands in the Caribbean. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to the victims of these terrible events.
National Preparedness Month
September has been designated National Preparedness Month.
The idea is to increase awareness of both natural and man-made
disasters that can affect our community.
You may remember about a year or so ago, we began a cam-
paign (along with the state of Florida) to create a "culture of pre-
paredness" in our communities. So, what can you do foster pre-
paredness in our community?
Well, as with charity, preparedness begins at home. But, Rich,
you say, I want to do more to help prepare our community! Here
are some ideas for National Preparedness Month:
Join the local Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT).
Volunteer with the local American Red Cross.
Attend the next Sky Warn spotter class (coming in
November).
Assist neighbors in preparing their homes and families.
There are many Web sites you can visit to learn more about
National Preparedness Month and about preparedness in general:
www.ready.gov offers information regarding home pre-
paredness.
www.floridadisaster.org the State Division of Emergency
Management, home and business preparedness planning.
www.fema.gov official Fedefal Emergency Management
Agency Web site, offers family disaster planning tips.
www.hardeecounty.net/eoc our Web site, has information
and links to many other sites.


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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Sept. 13, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 12,950 com-
pared to 6,246 last week and 14,215 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
and heifers were unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medi,... & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 140.00-184.00
300-400 lbs., 118.00-158.00; and
400-500 lbs., 104.00-130.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-165.00;
300-400 lbs., 106.00-137.50; and
400-500 lbs., 97.00-119.00


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NOTICE OF BUDGET

HEARING

The Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners has tentatively
adopted a budget for 2007-2008. A
public hearing to make a FINAL
DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on
September 23, 2007 at 6:00PM
at
The County Commission Chambers,
412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, FL 33873
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PULLING BACK A STRING ON A BUCK
Summer's officially over, even though you can't tell 'cause it's
still so hot and sticky outside. We've finished our preseason scout-
ing and hung our tree stands along well-traveled deer trails, hope-
fully next to a mature white oak that'll begin dropping acorns soon.
Finally the time of year we've been waiting for is here the
beginning of football season and, better yet, opening day of hunt-
ing season, specifically archery.
Archery season provides a great opportunity to take a trophy
whitetail and is arguably one of the best times to do so, along with
hunting the rut. If you're stealthy enough and have done your
homework, you've got a good chance of having a nice one walk out
in front of you.
Florida's divided into three hunting zones, and you'll need to
know which zone you'll be hunting in because season dates vary.
Hunting season comes in first in the South Zone, where
archery season began Sept. 8 and ends Oct. 7. Next up is the
Central Zone, which runs Sept. 22-Oct. 21. In the Northwest
Hunting Zone, archery season begins Oct. 13 and ends Nov. 11.
To hunt during archery season, you'll need a Florida hunting
license and an archery permit.
If you're a Florida resident a hunting license costs $12.50, but
only through September. Beginning on Oct. 1. it's going up to $17.
Non-residents may pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for
12 months. The archery permit costs $5 for in-state and out-of-
staters.
Anyone planning to hunt one of Florida's many wildlife man7
agement areas (WMAs) must purchase a management area permit
for $26.50.
All of them are available at county tax collector's offices,'retail
outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies, or by calling toll-free
1-888-Hunt-Florida or clicking MyFWC.com/license.
The most common game to take during archery season are
deer and wild hog. During this period, deer of either sex are legal
game, regardless of antler size (except for spotted fawns). The
daily bag limit on deer is two. Bag limits on WMAs can differ, so
consult the area's brochure first.
Wild hogs are considered livestock on private lands and
with landowner permission can be hunted year-round with no
bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there's no bag or size limits,
and hogs are legal to take during any hunting season except spring
turkey. On a few WMAs limits do apply, so, again, check the area
brochure.
In addition to hunting big game, it's also legal to shoot gob-
blers and bearded turkeys during archery season. Only one can be
taken per day and there's a two-bird fall-season limit. It's against
the law to hunt turkeys in Holmes County during this period, and
you can't shoot turkeys while they're on the roost, over bait, when
you're within 100 yards of a game-feeding station or with the aid
of recorded turkey calls.
If you're quite the marksman, gray squirrel, quail and rabbit
are three other species legal to takeduring archery season, and
there's a daily bag limit of 12 for each.
Only bows may be used during archery season no cross-
bows allowed, except for hunters with a disabled crossbow permit.
Bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds, and hand-
held releases are permitted. For hunting deer, hog and turkey,
broadheads must have at least two sharpened edges with a mini-
mum width of 7/8 inch.
Legal shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to a half-
hour after sunset. Except for turkeys, you're permitted to take res-
ident game over corn or soybeans on private land, as long as the
game-feedifig'station's been.established for at least six months and
maintained year-round. It's against the law to use such bait on
WMAs.
Some things you can't do during archery season include pos-
sessing firearms, using explosive or drug-injecting arrows, using
bows equipped with electronic computational or laser sights and
possessing a bow on an airboat in Miami-Dade County.
You can't use dogs to hunt deer or hogs during archery season,
but you can use bird-dogs if quail hunting. Otherwise, the only time
you can have a dog in the woods while hunting is on a leash, and
you're using it to trail wounded game.
Here's hoping all your preparation and persistence pays off
and wishing you luck on taking that monster buck. As always, have
fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him
with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@FWC.com.


None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest
men have had to accept disappointments as their daily
bread... The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles
than in growing with them.
-Bernard M. Baruch


September 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11D





WEATHER SUMMARY
Significant rains fell in many areas of the State during the
week of Sept. 10 16. The rain interrupted some field crop har-
vesting in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula and delayed some
vegetable field preparations in central and southern Peninsula
localities. The showers were light in some inland areas of the
Peninsula. The danger of wildfire remained high in some northern
Peninsula and eastern Panhandle localities. For the week, rainfall
totaled from less than a tenth inch at Bronson, Live Oak, and
Putnam Hall, to about five and a half inches at Orlando. The sta-
tions at Lake Alfred and Ona recorded nearly five inches while
Daytona Beach and Hastings reported over four inches. Elsewhere,
rain totaled from about two tenths to two and a half inches. Hot
temperatures persisted with daytime highs mostly in the 90s and
nighttime lows mostly in the 70s. Temperatures averaged one to
two degrees above normal in the major cities.

FIELD CROPS
Frequent showers slowed corn, peanut, and cotton harvesting
in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Early peanut and cotton har-
vests showed poor quality and low yields due to drought. Producers
picked considerable amounts of cotton without defoliating. Late
cotton and peanuts looked very good if insects can be controlled.
In some Escambia County peanut fields, young nuts broke loose
from hulls due to early dry weather. Peanut digging continued to
slowly increase in Jackson County with spider mites and foliage
feeding worms causing problems in several fields. In some locali-
ties, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus also caused problems. Peanut con-
dition was.rated 3 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 35 percent
fair, 35 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Peanut digging is
10 percent finished compared with 6 percent last year and the five
year average progress of 14 percent. Stink bug and army worm
infestations continued to cause problems in some western
Panhandle cotton fields. In the Panhandle, corn harvesting delays
were caused by not enough local grain storage facilities. Sumter
County hay fields are greening up. Soil moisture supplies were
rated very short to short in the Big Bend area and short to adequate
elsewhere. Hendry and Jackson counties reported a few spots with
surplus topsoil moisture.

Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 10 9 15 19 19 17'
Short 26 46 17 25 40 39
Adequate 62 45 61 .56 41 39
Surplus 2 0 7 0 0 5

VEGETABLES
Some field preparations aGd planting were slowed by intermit-
tent rains. Hot, dry conditions in localities missed by scattered
showers caused some transplant stress, while strong winds during
storms battered recent transplants. In Hendry County, vegetable
planting was in high gear. Okra harvesting remained active in Dade
County. Tomato picking in the Quincy area is expected to begin
during the last week of September.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Pasture condition was rated poor to fair in the Big Bend area
and fair to good elsewhere. In Jefferson County, producers need
rain to prepare land for winter pasture seeding and over-seeding. In
drier areas of the Panhandle, pasture remained mostly poor due to
dry conditions, stock ponds are at very low levels and a few ponds
are completely dry. In Sumter and De Soto counties, producers
combated armyworm infestations in pastures. Cattle condition was
mostly rated poor to fair in the Big Bend area and fair to good
elsewhere.
battle .. Pasure ..
Condition This. |, Last This Last ,
week week week wee -....
Percent
Very poor 1 1 1 1
Poor 15 5 15 10
Fair 20 30 30 40
Good 55 55 45 40
Excellent 9 9 9 9

CITRUS
Daily afternoon thunderstorms throughout the week were ben-
eficial to growers in citrus producing areas. Lake Alfred and Ona
both received almost five inches of rainfall. Immokalee had over
two inches, and northern stations in Apopka and Balm had an inch
and a half of rain. Typical summertime temperatures have contin-
ued, with daily highs reaching the lower to mid 90s in all areas.
Field workers continuously reported positive comments on tree and
fruit progress. Fruit sizes on oranges were between golf ball and
baseball size. Summer spraying was winding down and caretakers
were mowing, herbiciding, pulling vines, and preparing groves for
harvest. Most owners continue to educate themselves on how to
manage greening, and are putting steps in place to minimize the
effect.


BUDGET SUMMARY
HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
REVENUES GENERAL TRANSP. TT DEBT FINE & RACE FIRE PIONEER GRANT IMPACT VANDOLAH WAUCHULA SOLID WASTE AGENCY TOTAL
REVENUE TRUST SERVICE FORFEITURE TRACK, RESCUE PARK DAYS FUNDS' FEES ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET
AO Valorem Tax C 7926 m.ili er 510001 4.999.209 0 0 8.163868' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.163,077
Gereral Government Taoe,r 1.466.670 1 70 8.3 0 0 0 0 0 .) 0 0 0 0 0 3.174,543
L,.censesPe,mm,,..,F.es 534 653 4 850 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 539,503
Federal Grants 105809 0 0 2.500 0 0 0 607 686 0 0 0 0 0 715.995
Slate Grants 114,861 4 671 ;56 0 500 000 0 0 0 1 074 800 0 0 2,874.718 277. 316 0 9,512,951
Stare Sr,ared Rev.rues 2269441 1 963 390 0 0 446.500 3000 0 0 0 0 477.664 0 0 5.159,995
Local GrartIs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0) 0 0 1,261,651 C0 0 1,261,651
Charge; for Ser.,ces 848.058 0 0 755 000 0 42 000 119,020 0 0 76 342 464.000 953 000 0 3,259,420
Court Related Reenues 0 500) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,500
Fines & Forfedures 26688 0 0 265 000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C. 291,688
Intereii a'.dOInr', E.m.,r,gs 433.000 121 40. 5.000 100.000 0 19000 5,50 100 050 10.875 4 000 30.000 152 000 3000 984,575
Renri ano Royallie. 51.244 U 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51.244
Special Assessment. Impact Fees 0 0 0 0 0 1.761 000 0 0 517.112 0 0 740 000 0 3018,112
Sale, 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donaio-s from FPr.. ae Source 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 u 0 0 01,000
Mscellaneous & Olrer Souces 266.100 16 000 0 1 000 0 0 2,000 50000 0 0 0 20 200 8000 363,300
Sub Total Revenues Generated 11,116,733 8,487.269 5.000 9,787,368 446,500 1,825.000 126,270 1,832.536 527,987 83.342 5,108.033 2.142.516 11,000 41,499,554
Le.sn 5%' (555.837) 424 ',: Total Revenues Generated 10.560,896 8.062.906 5,000 9.298.000 446,500 1,733,750 119,957 1.832.536 527,987 79.175 4,852,631 2.035 390 10.450 39.565,178
Tran:.ers In 675 000 203 6'50 598 833 0 0 831 126 0 0 0 0 338,975 306 .00 0 2.954.484
Loan Pr.,-ceedsAdar..:e D ,:, 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cash Fcrard 4.119.628 2 993 6,3 191.167 909 438 .. . 0 221 714 117.348 3.687 810 0 145.868 2.234.734 2 733 61 75.748 17,430,909
Total Revenues 15.355,524 11,260,449 795,000 10,207,438- 446,500 2,786,590 237.305, 5,520,346 527,987 225.043 7,426,340 5,075.851 86.198 59,950.571

EXPENDITURES
General Governrmer 7109.129 795000 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 7,905,129
PuDI.: Safety 2.753.025 0 0 0 7909815 0 2298 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 12,961,193
Phys,cal Er,.iornment 279.032 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 385 6.779.319 4 J'.0 46' 0 11,642,203
Trar,..por.na'..or 0 .800 )96 0 0 0 C 0 0 0 0 0 ') 9,800,996
Econ-mr,.i; En.ac.nmeni 336 631 U 0 0 0 0 0 4 77549, 0 C 0 0 0 5,112,127
Hurnan Sres 1.244.238 0 1940 0 194, 0 0 228 050 0 0 0 0 1,666,288
Culture/Recreation -'933,067 0 ,, 0 0 26,500 0 84.510 516,800 0 0 0 0 1,560,877
Other Uses 520.952 723.833 0 22.000 .84,000 2.200 0 11,010 0 435.520 66,198 3,169,713
General Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Courts 0 0 556.886 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,556,888
General Operations 0 '00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sub-Total Expenditures ,. 14176,074 10,524,829 .. 795.000 9,467.703 446,.500 2,382,353,:, 168,710' 5,520,346 ..0 134,395 6,779,319 4,895,987 86,198 55,375,414
Res.-,e;Conhinge.,: 1.179450 ,"31. :0 0 739 735 0 404 237 70595 0 527.987 90)48 647.021 1796.64 0 4.575,157
Total Expenditures 15,355,524 11,260,449 .795,000 10,207,43h. .' 448,500 2,786,590 237,305 5,520,346 527,987 225.043 7,426,340 5,075,851 86.198 59,950,571
t THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, ANDIOR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS A PUBLIC RECORD





12D The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2007


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