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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 42
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, September 27, 2007


POLE PRAYER


460
plus 4? sales tax





County Commission


Raises Fire Rates

From $121 To $136 Per House


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fire assessment rates for the
fiscal year 2007-08 have been
set.
After a Sept. 6 public hear-
ing, the Hardee County Com-
mission approved fire assess-
ment rates for the coming year.
Commissioner Gordon Norris
was the lone dissenting vote.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
summed up the feeling of the
rest of the commissioners. "It's
not fair, it never will be. It's
gotten to the point of the bal-
loon theory. If you squeeze it
here, it pops out there. I'm sur-
prised the people from Lily and
Limestone aren't here."
The commission spent over
two hours listening to com-
ments from county residents
and reviewing the letters they


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Students at Hardee Senior High School were among the number worldwide who participated in the annual See You
At The Pole prayer event this Wednesday morning. See You At The Pole is a student-initiated movement of student-
led prayer which occurs on the fourth Wednesday in September at elementary schools, junior and senior highs, and
colleges and universities around the nation and the world. The event typically takes place at each school's flagpole,
and is typically held in the morning before the start of classes. Students pray for their campus, their community and
their-country.-They pray for their classmates, for overcoming temptations, and for the Gospel to be spread. Here, stu-
dents gathered at 8 a.m. at the amphitheatre, joining hands in a circle of prayer.




Annual Report Lists City's Accomplishments


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What did Wauchula do with
its nearly $27 million in the last
,year?
City Manager Rick Giroux
recently completed an annual
report of the city's finances and
activities for fiscal year 2006-
07, telling the Wauchula City
Commission and residents how
the year went.
"Our residents have chosen
Wauchula to live and work; as
such, we must continue to
undertake activities that main-
tain and improve their quality
of life, address the present and
future needs of a growing com-
munity and enhance our ability
to provide them," said Giroux
in his cover letter.
"Under the direction of the
City Commission, 2006-07 was
a year of notable achievements.
The city budget was balanced
with no increase in the millage
rate .. .The city continues to be
in a sound fiscal condition," he
continued.
The report is broken into sev-


WEATHER
* .AT HIGH LOW BMAI
0919 86 72 0.17
09/20 86 69 0.25
09/21 91 72 0.08
09/22 86 71 0.42
09/23 89 72 0.59
09124 89 71 0.01
09/25 89 71 0.00
IITAL Rainfall to 09/25iQ7 35.71'
SSme period last year 32.28
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source. Univ. o Fi. Ona Research Center,

INDEX
Classifieds................. 6B
Community Calendar ...3A
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter................. 7C
Hardee Living ............. 4B
Hunting!Fishing............. 2A
Information Roundup....6A
Obits.. 4A
Puzzle 3A
School Menus ...............8A



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7 18 12 2 07 2 90 3


eral sections: finances and bud-
get; capital improvements; key
accomplishments; public
works; community develop-
ment; police department; and
recommendations/future plan-
ning.
FINANCES AND BUDGET
Revenue includes not only a
half million dollars in ad val-
orem (property taxes) but gross
receipt, communication, utility
and gas taxes. The budget in
2006-07 also included license
and permit fees, $7 million in
state and federal grants, $11
million in utility charges (water,
sewer, electric, garbage, etc.)
and about $8 million in a vari-
ety of other income.



More..


Housing


Coming.

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The old FEMA trailer park is
gone.
An affordable single-family
subdivision will replace it, with
construction expected to begin
shortly after the first of the year.
At its September meeting, the
Wauchula City Commission
approved ordinances annexing
34.52 acres just south of the old
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency park off Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue, chang-
ing the future land use from
county Town Center to city
Medium Density Residential"
and changing the zoning from
county Farm Residential to city
R-3 Multi-family Residential.
Dubbed Chapman Estates
because both the seven-acre
FEMA park and additional 35
acres were purchased from
Adrian Chapman, owners Tony
and Wanda St. Prix explained
their plan to the commission.
Originally looking for 194.
See HOUSING 2A


The $26 million has to be
divided between general/ad-
ministrative government and
public safety; community
development, physical environ-
ment (parks, infrastructure,
etc.), transportation and several
other entities, and nearly
$100,000 for contingencies
(unforeseen expenses).
The city's designation as a
"rural area of critical economic
concern" enables it to get loans
and grants more readily.
CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS
Obtaining .an up-to-$19 mil-
lion loan enhanced planning for
the wastewater treatment plant
expansion to increase capacity
from 1 million to million gal-
lons per day, including recy-
cling some effluent for public
reuse purposes. A $2 million
disaster recovery state grant and
$1 million legislative appropri-
ation lessened the amount to be
borrowed. Engineering is being
completed and actual expansion
work should begin shortly.
The city has a permit for 2.5
million gallons in its water
treatment plant and plans its


expansion as well as a fifth and
possibly sixth deep well and
systems. New, deeper wells will
ensure public safety and free-
dom from health hazards of
future drought conditions in the
existing four wells which are
not as deep into the aquifer.
Also in planning, with a $1
million federal appropriation, is
much-needed electric substa-
tion transformers and apparatus
to upgrade power demand loads
an additional 15 megawatts.
The Wauchula Municipal
Airport is in process of con-
tructing 10 new 44-wide air-
craft T-hangars, associated taxi
lanes, access road, storm water
drainage and a 10,000- square-
foot aircraft maintenance hang-
ar. This is about 95 percent
complete.
The city will spend about
$250,000 in paving streets with
the greatest need, beginning in*
-October.
KEY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
There is a listing of 30
accomplishments in the fiscal
See REPORT 3A


had received opposing any
change in the fire assessments.
In the end, however, commis-
sioners followed most of the
recommendation of the
Governmental Services Group
which had completed a study
and recommended the levels of
assessment. These amounts will
appear along with the taxes on
the annual ad valorem (proper-
ty) tax bill residents receive in
early November.
The new rates for homeown-
ers are $136 per residential unit,
which includes up to an acre
surrounding it. Commerical
rates are 23 cents per square
foot; industrial and warehouse,
nine cents per square foot; and
institutional rates 24 cents per
square foot. Transient occupan-
cy, hotel, motel or camping
See FIRE RATES 2A


2 Arrested In


Narcotic Sales


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A couple alleged to have
repeatedly sold a narcotic pain
killer to a confidential infor-
mant have been arrested.
Members of the Hardee
County Drug Task Force took


Carlson


Carver


COOLING OFF


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
These cows were spotted cooling off in a pond alongside SR 62 in Hardee County
recently, as summer temperatures climbed well into the 90s. But fall arrived on Sunday,
and the entire county Is cooling off as highs now reach only into the upper 80s. It is a
welcome relief for all.


Deborah Louise Carlson, 46,
and Phillip Ray Carver, 39, into
custody late Wednesday after-
noon of last week, after three
separate incidences of drug
sales.
Carlson and Carver, both of
the Forest Glades Apartments at
700 E. Townsend St. in Wau-
chula, remained in the Hardee
County Jail as of early
Wednesday morning of this
week. Carlson's bond has been
set at $134,000 and Carver's at
$117,000.
Carlson is charged with traf-
ficking in oxycodone, two
counts of selling oxycodone at a
public housing facility, attempt-
ing to sell methamphetamine
and three counts of distributing
drug paraphernalia all
felonies, three of the first
degree.
Carver is charged with traf-
ficking in oxycodone, selling
oxycodone at a public housing
See 2 ARRESTED 3A




Gibson


Wins In


BG Vote
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With fewer than 10 percent of
the city's voters showing up at
the polls, an incumbent com-
missioner was returned to office
on Tuesday night.
Fern Gibson beat challenger
Matthew Knight to recapture
her seat on the Bowling Green,
City Commission. Gibson won
51 votes to Knight's 37.
The Supervisor of Elections
Office reports there are 950 reg-
istered voters in that municipal-
ity, meaning the 88 ballots cast:
represented about a nine per-
cent voter turnout.
Voters gave Gibson another
three-year term.
Gibson, 53, has served on the
City Commission since 1996.
"We have a good City
Commission that works well
together," Gibson noted prior to
the election. "We get the job
done quickly and efficiently.
Meetings do not last until mid-
night like they once did."
See BG VOTE 2A







2A The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


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

JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
Sports Editor .o Production Manager
1NOEY DE SANTIAGO
o .Asst. Prod. Manager-

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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The big dike around Lake Okeechobee was started after a
killer Category 5 hurricane hit the area in 1928. At least 2,500 were
killed in south Florida. The dike construction began under the
administrations of U.S. President Herbert Hoover and Florida Gov.
Doyle E. Carlton. Hoover was an engineer.
In 1966 U.S. Sen. Spessard Holland gave a speech to honor the
well-known Seminole Indian leader Billy Bowledgs III, who lived
from 1862 to 1965, nearly 103 years. The chief attended the dedi-
cation of the so-called "Hoover Dike."
Today the earthen structure is in need of some major repairs,
but the dike has never failed despite several hurricanes and heavy
rainfalls.

Forbes Magazine this week reported the Tampa Bay Bucs are
worth $963 million and had annual revenues of $205 million in
2006 and operating income of $39 million before interest, taxes
and depreciation.
With a new $1 billion stadium set to open in 2009, the Dallas
Cowboys are now the No. 1 valued team at $1.5 billion. Their rev-
enues in 2006 were $242 million,.with $4.3 million in operating
income.
After a 4-12 season in 2006 Tampa Bay Bucs are looking
much stronger this year at 2-1, largely due to new quarterback Jeff
Garcia. The Buc's offensive and defensive lines are doing better
this season.

The Hardee Wildcats were stunned Friday nigh with an unex-
pected 10-7 loss at Avon Park in a district game. The Red Devils'
front lines played stout, and they had a good 200-pound sophomore
running back.
Hardee played pretty good defense, and Jayquan Gandy struck
for an early TD run of over 60 yards. The Cats have had a tough
time trying to pass the ball the last three games.
Hardee will host Lakewood Ranch this Friday at 7:30 and
hopes to improve its record to 4-1 before playing another district
game at Sebring on Oct. 5.

The Jan. 29, 2008, election in Florida is looking more cloudy
all the time.
First, the national Democratic Party is punishing Florida
Democrats for setting the presidential primary election too early
without permission. The vote may not count for much.
Second, a Leon County circuit judge has struck from the bal-
lot a complicated property tax amendment regarding homestead
exemption.
Florida lawmakers can appeal the judge's decision to a higher
court or change the wording of the amendment. Time will tell, but
both incidents appear embarrassing to the state. Politics is an inex-
act science.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and his staff are
going across the state to various schools and warning middle and
high school students about the dangers of the Internet.
McCollum said over 77 million children in the U.S. congre-
gate to chat and post pictures online. Many are on MySpace. one in
seven are solicited for sex, said McCollum in his CyberSafety pro-
gram.
He said the "most dangerous time" is when a sexual predator
sends a message LMIRL -let's meet in real life.
Some Internet chats lead to real romance and marriages. What
a world we live in today from a technological standpoint. Some
people choose not to be part of this techno-world.

The Hardee Rotary Club is selling raffle tickets for a 4-day
cruise for two to either the Eastern or Western Caribbean. The tick-
ets are $20, and 1,000 tickets were printed. The drawing will be
held Nov. 14. Ticket sale funds will go for community projects,
including scholarships.
The club has 41 members and meets every Wednesday noon at
the Java Cafe in Wauchula.

The Hardee Citizens Against Pollution has recently reorga-

Huntin/ 0I shIn *ores


9/27/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 7:18 pm
Length of Day:
12:00:00
MoOn Data
Rises: 7:50 pm
Sets: 8:05 am
Major Times
12:57 am 2:57 am
1:22 pm 3:22 pm
Minor Times
7:39 am 8:39 am
8:04 pm 9:04 pm
Prediction
Skip Work!


9/28/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 7:17 pm
Length of Day:
11:58:00:
Moon Data
Rises: 8:29 pm
Sets: 9:14 am

Major Times
1:51 am 3:51 am
2:16 pm- 4:16 pm
Minor Times
8:33 am 9:33 am
8:58 pm 9:58 pm
Prediction
Think About Going


9/29/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 7:16 pm
Length of Day:
11:57:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:15 pm
Sets: 10:25 am
Major Times
2:50 am 4:50 am
3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Minor Times
9:32 am 10:32 am
9:57 pm 10:57 pm
Prediction
Think About Going


9/30/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:20 am
Sets: 7:15 pm
Length of Day:
11:55:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:06 pm
Sets: 11:37 am
Major Times
3:51 am 5:51 am
4:16 pm 6:16 pm
Minor Times
10:33 am 11:33 am
10:58 pm 11:58 pm
Prediction
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FIRE RATES
Continued From 1A
spaces are $10 per unit or space. citrus growers, and other large asked that assessment be
The only deviation from the .zBpa ow rjs2yijstr.esed according to the use or type of
recommended rates was on "That-thl fight.'rrw n-fires. 4 property.
improved drtiniffimpro6vtTd Iaid,' respnsibly do periodic con- Another said the mission of
where the recommendation was trolled bus and 'do not need, the fire department was to save
for $1.98 per acre. The commis- want or receive Fire-Rescue people and structures and there
sion decided to assess only one- services. was no benefit to fight a fire on
fourth of that rate, $.49 cents The ordinance the commis- vacant land. Choate said they
per acre. sion approved notes that "in a could pull aerial photos and see
In considering the entire county of rural character, fires what was on the other side of
county a Municipal Services on land place a recognized and the fire to .contain it from
Benefit Unit for Fire Rescue measurable demand on the Fire- spreading to homes or build-
Services, the $2.8 million fire Rescue services of the county. ings.
budget was divided according Suppression of fire primarily One resident then appealed to
to the history of "demand per- benefits the buildings on the all. "We need the fire depart-
centage," what three- and five- land." It also prevents the ment. If you have a fire, you
year records showed where fired spread to adjacent landowners' want them to get there as fast as
calls were. properties, they can with everything they
Records show residential Fire Chief Mike Choate and can bring. Everyone is con-
calls are 39 percent of the fire commissioners said that the cerned with themselves. We
calls, land 24 percent, commer- county is required to maintain a need to look at this together.
cial 16 percent and the rest; to fire department and it is .first We're all together in this. With
industrial, warehouse, institu- responder. "The cost is not just five different people, you have
tional and transient occupancy. for fighting fires but to be pre- five different ideas. We need
It does not include any emer- pared," said Commission Chair- certain services, a hospital, doc-
gency medical-related fire calls, .man Bobby Ray Smith; tors and we need to understand
such as an ambulance going to a The state Division of Forestry each other here too." His com-
structure fire, automobile acci- responds when called and ments were met with clapping
dent where fire 'may or has issuesburn permits, hut is nor- from the audience. .
occurred or other medical calls. mally not "on-call," said County Manager Lex Albrit-
The biggest opposition dur- Choate in response to com- ton said the number of fire calls
ing the fire assessment public ments from cattlemen who said was increasing each year, with
hearing came from dairy farm- the local department could not about 750-800 going up to
ers, cattlemen, vegetable and fight fires in the woodlands and 3,000 calls last year. The coun-
ty's liability not to roll on a fire
call is "tremendous." In 637
square miles of county, DOF
S .. has only one person on dirty. It't-
nized into People For Protecting Peace-River Inc. The' president is r nott.,uusual to have multiple
Dennis Mader of Ona. Vice president is Pafty Murray dof Wauchula. fires in adjacent counties and
Other' directors are Frank Kirkland of Bowling Green, Alan DOF cannot respond to them
Behrens of Wimauma, and Donald McClellan of Bowling Green. all, he said.
The address is 4224 Solomon Rd., Ona. After much back and forth
The focus is to protect Peace River and its tributaries. Mader with the audience, comments
is strongly opposed to phosphate mining in the Peace River Valley became repetitive. The commis-
area. '*" sion concluded the public hear-
The group is hosting a "Protect the Peace River Day" ing and approved the ordinance
Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 to 2. Park entrance will be free. There setting the fire rates noted
will be free refreshments, snacks are available, and there Will be a above.
speaker to address issues of protecting the river.
The 3PR Mission is to educate the public, monitor activities
which threaten the river, and focus attention on the complex envi-
ronment of the region's greatest aquatic resource. (See related story G
elsewhere in this issue.) 'B _


A financial expert, Tim Slater of KPMG, on Sept. 18 told a
local group that Hardee County'cannot financially justify a new
hospital until the population grows to at least 40,000 to 60,000'res-
idents...
The county now has under 29,000 population which is expect-
ed to rise to only 30,147 by'2015.
In the meantime the Adventist Health System, which owns
Florida Hospital Wauchula, owns 17.4 acres north of Wauchula
alongside Hwy. 17 in case Hardee experiences explosive growth in
the years to come. (See related hospital story in this issue.)

Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather is suing CBS for about.
$75 million for harming his career. He broadcast something-about'
President George W. Bush's National Guard career that could not.
be backed up with documentation and was forced into eatly retire;
ment over the incident.
I felt a lot more was made over the situation than it deserved.
I always liked Dan Rather. He feels the extreme right wirig was
behind his harsh treatment by CBS.
Walter Cronkite was an all-time neWs anchor favorite for me,
with Dan Rather second.


Continued
Gibson said she works well
with city employees and with
the -city's three department
heads: Police Chief John
Scheel, City Manager David
Elbertson and City Clerk Pam
Northup.
Her stated goals for the next
three years include working on
animal-control, improving city
sidewalks, seeking grant fund-
ing to expand the city sewer
plant and finding more recre-
ational opportunities tor young
people.
Knight, 33,. owner of a land-
scaping business, was making
his first try for public office.
The Bowling Green City
Commission is a five-member
board. It meets in regular ses-


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HOUSING
Continued From 1A
homes, me residential suodivi-
sion now will have about 175
homes, as wetlands, drainage,
utilities and roadways caused a
reconfiguration of available
homes on the property.
Tony St. Prix asked the com-
mission to waive impact fees to
make the homes even more
affordable, but this was denied
as the commission did not want
to set a precedent for other sub-
divisions. "We are increasing
the tax base for the city and
want to keep the cost of the
homes as low as possible," St.
Prix.
In a recent zoning meeting,
he estimated the homes would
be in the $135,000 to $185,000
range. -
The two- and three-bedroom
homes will be on 50x100-foot
lots, a minimum of 5,000
square feet and width of 50 feet.
Homes will be limited to 35 feet
height and will be 1,200 to
1,800 square feet, the latter
including a carport.
A homeowners' association
plan will-control exterior con-
struction materials, compatible
paint colors and common mail-
boxes or a central mail distribu-
tion center. There will be street.
lights installed along the interi-
or streets built to the city's
specifications, a minimum of
20 feet wide. There should be
sidewalks along Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue.
The developer will provide
the landscaping, but homeown-
ers will be required to maintain
it as well as the exterior of their
homes. Parking of commercial
or recreational vehicles will be
prohibited unless they are not
visible from the street. There
were be no street parking per-
missible unless the streets are
widened more than the mini-
mum 20 feet.
Project managers, Greg
Fisher and Scott Ritchie, both
of DMK Associataes of Venice,
responded to the commission's
request that there be two full
ingress/egress sites from the
development to account for
morning school- and work-
bound traffic. After some dis-
cussion of possible locations,
an exit west toward U.S. 17, or
others exiting to Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue, it was agreed
that the developers will return
with an amended
Rick Giroux, city manager,
said the city water and sewer
plants had enough capacity to
serve initial homeowners and
would have the increased
capacity by the time the subdi-
vision is built out, in approxi-
mately five years. The city's
utility expansion should be on-
line by late 2008.



VOTE
d From 1A
sion of the second Tuesday of
each month at 7 p.m.
Gibson will rejoin Mayor
Perry Knight, David Durastanti,
Richard Barone and Randy
Mink at the commission table.



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year which ends Sept. 30,
includes many internal items,
such as updating code enforce-
ment, personnel, website, rate
studies, grant applications and
negotiations to make the city
function better. Two meter
readers cover 14 routes., nonth-
S ly and utility billings are sent
out at five different times dur-
ing the month.


facility and two counts of dis-
tributing drug paraphernalia -'
two first-degree felonies and
two third-degree felonies.
According to sheriffs Maj.
Claude Harris Jr., a spokesman
for the Drug Task Force, detec-
tives originally prepared the
confidential informant to pur-
chase methamphetamine from
the pair.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, the
informant attempted such a buy,
but allegedly was told by
Carlson that the couple had
none available, and that she
could sell the informant oxy-
codone instead.
Four pills were purchased,
Harris charged.
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, a sec-
ond attempt was made. This
time, the major said, Carlson
directed the informant to two
different "known drug houses"


in Wauchula. Neither had any
methamphetamine. Carlson and
Carver, however, allegedly sold
the informant 11 oxycodone
pills for $50.
And on Wednesday, Sept. 19,
Carlson again is alleged to have
made a sale, Harris said. This
time, $90 exchanged hands for
21 oxycodone pills.
Oxycodone is a narcotic anal-
gesic that is used as a pain
killer. If used for a long period
of time, it can become addic-
tive.
Oxycodone sales are con-
trolled by state law.
Harris said Carlson had a pre-
scription for the drug, filled on
Sept. 12 with a quantity of 60
pills. Four remained in the bot-
tle on the 19th, he said. Six
were allegedly discovered in
Carlson's purse, inside a plastic
bag, at the time of her arrest.


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Continued
Also mentioned is comple-
tion of the $200,000 state grant-
funded Oak Street Park addi-
tions, property acquisition for
parks, and other activities.
Comcast has video cable attach-
ments on 1,248 city utility poles
for which payment has to be
adjusted, a new utility billing
system, changes to close out the
fire department pension plan,


From 1A
computer cemetery platting
and oversight of the various
utility departments are also list-
ed.
PUBLIC WORKS
There were 120 water and
electric meters installed at
Valencia Gardens, the new
apartment complex south of,
town off U.S. 17 North.
Work continues on removal
of hurricane debris, fallen trees
and brush, at the Peace River
Park south of the Peace River
Bridge. A grand opening is
expected soon.
At the electric distribution
center, the interior was gutted
and a day room, offices, storage
rooms and restrooms installed.
Planned and to be completed
by January is a new public
works building on the corner of
Green Street which will also
house the Hardee Help Center.
When it moves, the Ausley
Memorial Library will be reno-
vated as the new home of the
Wauchula Garden Club.
New lines at the Recreation
Complex off Altman Road will
allow irrigation to come from
the city's well system instead of
the potable water system.
The new Electric Division
Manager will oversee 41 water
and sewer services as well as 34
electric systems.

COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
Renovation of the old Cran-
ford Building adjacent to Main
Street Heritage Park was com-
pleted and a Cuban restaurant
called Mojitos has opened
there.
Approval was given by the'
Historic Preservation Board to
installing new awnings and
windows and paint the first
floor at business entrances at
210 and 212 W. Main Street.
Planning continues for the
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Research's two-story office
building at 302 W. Main Street
next to the Elks Lodge.
A mural was completed on
the north side of the City
Administration building.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
tHardee County School
Board, public hearing on
school facilities plan and reg-
ular meeting, Board Room,
200 S. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, 5:01 p.m.
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, workshop on city build-
ing use and creating a build-
ing department, followed by
special meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2
tHardee County Republi-
can Party, monthly meeting,
Austin Growers, 1329 U.S.
17 North, Wauchula, 6:30
p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


YMCA YOUTH PROGRAMS


Gymnastics
Classes Still Available!
ages 2 yrs & up
Instructor: Kimberly Miller
Tiny Tumbles $15 YMCA Members $30 Non-members
Flippers $25 YMCA Members $50 Non-members
Call 773-6445 or stop by YMCA for class schedule


Soccer Camp
October 16th November 8th
& Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm.
., Learn to play or hone your skills
Open to ages 3-12 years
Registration October 1st 12th
NO REGISTRATION FEE!
$15 YMCA Members $30 Non-members
Get prepared for Soccer League in January.
Participants receive t-shirt, water bottle and gift bag.


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City streetscaping continues
; the planning/permit stages
with the state Department of
Transportation. DOT is still
reviewing entry/exit require-
ments for the proposed CVS
pharmacy at Bay Street and
U.S. 17 South.
Annexation of several pro-
jects for single-family housing
has progressed.
The initial. centennial birth-
day party was held and a grand
celebration planned for Oct. 12
at Heritage Park.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
During the past year, mem-
bers of the police department
attended a host of training con-
ferences around the state and
conducted others for local offi-
cers. The department also
helped raise $3,120 for Relay
For Life and participated in its
marathon, coordinated a graffiti
cleanup project and received
about $300,000 in grants for
special law enforcement efforts
such as domestic violence and
gang prevention.
RECOMMENDATIONS,
Giroux made several recom-
mendations for the upcoming
year, including workshops on
amending impact fees, public
investment properties, develop-
ing revenue streams, marketing
the community, and completion
and utilization of the city infra-
structure (water, wastewater
and electric).
Wauchula is "an uncut dia-
mond" and the creation of new
infrastructure will take advan-
tage of coastal population
movements inland, the baby-
boom retiree population migra-
tion and favorable commercial
and industrial conditions and
costs available here.
Thanking all city staff for its
labors, Giroux stressed the
"commitment of our city gov-
ernment to the residents of the
city, to do all to enhance the
quality of life and to pave the
way for a prosperous future for
the city of Wauchula."
He concluded, "Wauchula is
a great city deserving our best
efforts and nothing less. It is
indeed a privilege to serve the
city of Wauchula and its resi-
dents."


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It's a double-header Fort'
Green style this Sunday even-
ing at Fort Green Baptist
church The junior high youth
will be serving a spaghetti sup-
per as a fundraiser for an up-
coming event. Following that,
the men of the church will be
vying for your votes as they
present their homemade des-
serts. It will be interesting to see
who goes home with bragging
rights.
Join us for church services at
6 p.m., and make sure you stay
for the fun afterward.

September has been full of
birthdays. To celebrate a few, a
large group traveled to Winter
Haven recently for dinner out.
The honorees were Edith
Bassett, Johnmark Brown,
Mike Davis, John Keen and
Brian Laker.
Joining in the celebration,
were Bim Davis, Floy Davis,
Agnes Grimes, Pam and Hunter
Davis, Anita and Brad Keen,
Norma Alejandro, Randy and
Faye Davis, Matthew, Kaitlyn
and Jennifer Laker, and Aaron
and Rebeka Brown and myself.

Braving high seas, scorching
heat and the elements, our brave


fisherman have returned home.
Mike Davis, Brian Laker,
Johnmark Brown and John
Brown spent a few days camp-'
ing and fishing down near Boca
Grande over this past weekend.
They came home a little tanner
and full of tales that only fisher-
man can tell.

Pat Gugle and Connie Coker
are at it again! They are in full
swing planning the annual
Ladies Night Out hosted by
Fort Green Baptist Church.
The evening has been set for
Saturday, Oct. 13. If you are
interested in helping or you
need to purchase a ticket, see
one of these ladies or one of the
hostesses for this event.

We need your help! Volun-
teers are needed for the commu-
nity-wide fall festival to be held.
at Fort Green Baptist Church on
Saturday, Nov. 3. Candy and
prizes are needed as well as vol-
unteers to run the game booths.
Also, we want your homemade
goodies for the cake walk and
your best chili for the chili
cookoff.
If you would like to donate or
help with any of this, please see
me as soon as possible.


Tips To Fight Dust Mites


An allergy to dust mites can
show up as chronic congestion
or even asthma. It's worth the
extra effort to minimize expo-
sure to the allergens that come
from these commonplace tiny
critters.
The September issue of Mayo
Clinic Health Letter offers tips
to reduce exposure to these
allergens:
Focus on the bedroom:
About 98 percent of dust aller-
gens are inhaled from the bed.
Pillows and mattresses should
be covered with dust-proof cov-
ers, which can be purchased at
many department stores. Bed-
ding should be washed every
other week in hot water to kill
dust mites.
Clean with a difference: A


microfiber dusting product and
damp rag are better for grab-
bing dust than is a dry cloth or
dust mop. A vacuum cleaner
with a double-layered microfil-
ter bag or high efficiency partic-
ulate air (HEPA) filter will help
remove dust from carpet and
upholstered furniture. Bed-
rooms should be cleaned once a
week. Keeping dust-collecting
clutter newspapers and
knickknacks to a minimum
also helps.
Control the environment:
Windows and doors should be
shut as much as possible. Using
a micron-grade allergen filter
with furnace and air condition-
ing systems helps .minimize
dust. Filters need to be changed
frequently.


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PEDRO "PETE"
MARIA RIVERA RAMOS
Pedro "Pete" Maria Rivera
Ramos, 75, of Ona, died
Sii akiy September 23, 2007,
in Wauchula.
Born Aug. 13, 1932 in San
German, Puerto Rico, he
came to Hardee County 50
years ago. He attended St.
Michael Catholic Church and
worked for Ben Hill Griffin
and Florida Fence Post. He
served in the U.S. Army dur-
in (lie Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his step-
children, Julia V. Martinez of
Ona, Daniel, Johnny, and
Rudy Flores of Fort Worth,
Texas. FIvis and Elizabeth
Flores of Amarillo, Texas,
Gloria Ilores of Ruskin, and
Roy Flores of Avon Park; sis-
ter, Pura Valle of San Ger-
man. Puerto Rico; many step-
grandchildren and step-great-
grandchildren.
Services will be held today
(Thursday), Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.
at Robarts Garden Chapel
with visitation 2-3 p.m. He
will be interred at Florida
National Cemetery in Lake
Worth on Oct. 2.



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JAMES BULLOCK
Maj. James Bullock (US Air
Force Retired),. 76, of Lutz,
passed away Wednesday,
September 19, 2007.
He was presided in death
by his first wife, Charlotte
Crowson Bullock.
He is survived by his sec-
ond wife, Shirley Bullock,
daughters, Kay Howell and
husband, Rick from Tampa,
Sharon Ussery and husband,
Jeff of Zolfo Springs, and
Kim Greco and husband,
John from Town-n-Country;
son, Jim Bullock and wife,
Gladys from Pennsylvania;
brothers, Edward Bullock,
and Joseph Bullock and wife,
Lillie; sister, Madeline Collier
from North Carolina; grand-
children, Jonathan and wife
Jessica Ussery from Arcadia,
Jeremy and Regina Ussery
from Zolfo Springs, lan and
Ryan Bullock from Pennsyl-
vania, and Austyn Greco from
Town-n-Country; numerous
nieces and nephews.
James graduated from East
Carolina University, he
attended Officer's Training
School, he was in the U.S. Air
Force for 23 years as a pilot
and served in Vietnam as a
fighter pilot. He received the
U.S. Air Force Distinguished
Flying Cross in 1969 and the
Air Medal. He retired from
the military service as a Flight
Instructor at Mac Dill Air
Force Base in Tampa. After
retirement he worked for the
U.S. Postal Service for 18
years, where he received the
Postman of the Year award.
Funeral services were held
at noon Monday, September
24\ 2007, at Blount & Curry
Funeral Home, Carrollwood
Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave.,
Tampa. The family received
friends from 11 a.m.-noon.
Graveside service were held
at Bushnell National Ceme-
tery with full military honors.
Contributions may be made to
Hernando-Pasco Hospice,
37439 Clinton Ave., Dade
City, FL 33525.27c
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ANNIE PEARL F.
WHITEHURST
Annie Pearl F. Whitehurst,
74, of Bowling Green, died
Thursday, September 20, 2007,
at Hardee Manor Health Care
Center, Wauchula.
Born Dec. 23, 1932, in
Bowling Green, she was a life-
long resident, and was a retired
nurses' aide. She was a member
of Chester Grove Missionary
Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son,
Carsella Whitehurst of San
Francisco, Calif.; and two sis-
ters, Carrie Bell Daniels of
Bowling Green, and Jessie
Pearl Davis of Fort Meade; and
an aunt, Bertha Lee Fulse of
Bowling Green.
Visitation will be tomorrow
(Friday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services will be
at the Greater Macedonia
Primitive Baptist Church in
Bowling Green on Saturday at
11 a.m. Interment will follow at
Bowling Green Memorial
Garden in Bowling Green.
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LEONARD JAMES
"J BOY" BELCHER
Leonard James "J Boy"
.Belcher, 67, of Zolfo Springs,
died Tuesday September 18,
2007 in Sebring.
Born Jan. 8, 1940 in
Jackson County, he came to
Zolfo Springs in 1993 from
New York. He was a member
of New Mt. Zion AME
Church in Wauchula, Mis-
sionary Gospel Group in
Hudson, N.Y., Masonic
Lodge and past Worshipful
Master, Order of Eastern Star,
and a deacon. He worked for
George Saupaugh and Co. in
Clermont, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife
of 43 years, Maggie; sons,
Andrell Fason Belcher of
Hudson, N.Y., Charles
Martin of Rome, N.Y. and
Tommy Martin of Wood-
stock, N.Y.; granddaughter,
Ieashea Howard of Alta-
monte Springs; great-grand-
son, Jaevyn Glover of
Altamonte Springs; brothers,
Brantley Belcher (Virginia),
Jessie Belcher, and Charlie
Melvin Welton, all of
Wauchula; sisters, Alice
Faulk (Roy) of Zolfo Springs,
Cather Jean Daniels (Eddie)
of Highland Park, N.J.,
Evelyn White (Johnny) of
Irvington, N,J. and Loretha
Belcher of Jacksonville;
aunts, Katherine McGriff of
Zolfo Springs and Jessie
Porter of Jacksonville; and a
host of grandchildren; great-
grandchildren; nieces and
nephews.
Visitation is Friday, Sept.
28 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 29 at New Mt. Zion
AME Church with the Rev.
V.C. Fayson officiating.
Burial is in Magnolia Manor
Cemetery



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DOROTHY KAY
CLIFTON
Dorothy Kay Clifton, 52, of
Bowling Green, died Thursday,
September 20, 2007 in Winter
Haven.
Born Nov. 3, 1954, in Arcad-
ia, she was a lifetime resident of
Hardee County.
Survivors include her mother,
Barbara Williams of Bowling
Green; husband, Jack Clifton of
Winter Haven; three daughters,
Sherry Clifton of Bowling
Green, Jennifer Moye (Bret) of
Wauchula, and Judy Clifton
(Richard Snyder) of Pennsyl-
vania; four brothers, Leroy
Williams Jr. and David
Williams both of Sarasota, and
John Williams and Robert
Williams both of Zolfo Springs;
and one sister, Terry Ziglar of
Winter Haven.
Visitation was Monday, Sept.
24 from 6-8 p.m. Graveside ser-
vices were held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



MICHAEL FLOYD
WATSON
Michael Floyd Watson, 45,
of Hahira, Ga., died Thursday,
September 20, 2007 at Emory
University Hospital, Atlanta,
Ga.
Born April 29, 1962 in
Bartow, he had been a longtime
resident of Fort Meade until he
moved to Hahira, Ga., in 2000.
He formerly worked for Elton's
Paint and Boby Shop in Fort
Meade and was working as an
auto body repairman at
Langdale Ford in Valdosta, Ga.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his mother,
Nita Morganstern of Sarasota;
father and step-mother, Elton
and Pat Watson of Fort Meade;
two sons, Michael Watson of
Bartow and Caleb Watson of
Hahira, Ga.; grandmothers
Doris Watson and Dorothy
Jenkins, both of Fort Meade;
brother Doug Watson and sister
Angie Watson, both of Fort
Meade; and -half-brother Lee
Morganstern of Arcadia;.: -
Visitation was Saturday,
Sept. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the
funeral home before the ser-
vices at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the hospice of
your choice.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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DOROTHY KAY
CLIFTON
Dorothy Kay Clifton, 52,
of Bowling Green, died
Thursday, September 20,
2007 in Winter Haven.
Born Nov. 3, 1954, in
Arcadia, she was a lifetime
resident of Hardee County.
Survivors include her
mother, Barbara Williams of
Bowling Green; husband,
Jack Clifton of Winter
Haven, three daughters,
Sherry Clifton of Bowling
Green, Jennifer Moye (Bret)
of Wauchula, and Judy
Clifton (Richard Snyder) of
Pennsylvania; four brothers,
Leroy Williams Jr. and David
Williams both of Sarasota,
and John Williams and
Robert Williams both of
Zolfo Springs; and one sister,
Terry Ziglar of Winter
Haven.
Visitation was Monday,
Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Graveside services were held


at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25,
at Wauchula Cemetery.



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Obituaries


PEDRO "PETE"
MARIA RIVERA RAMOS
Pedro "Pete" Maria Rivera
Ramos, 75, of Ona, died
Sunday September 23, 2007, in
Wauchula.
Born Aug. 13, 1932 in San
German, Puerto Rico, he came
to Hardee County 50 years ago.
He attended St. Michael Catho-
lic Church and worked for Ben
Hill Griffin and Florida Fence
Post. He served in the U.S.
Army during the Korean Con-
flict.
Survivors include his step-
children, Julia V. Martinez of
Ona, Daniel, Johnny, and Rudy
Flores of Fort Worth, Texas,
Elvis and Elizabeth Flores of
Amarillo, Texas, Gloria Flores
of Ruskin, and Roy Flores of
Avon Park; sister, Pura Valle of
San German, Puerto Rico;
many step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today
(Thursday), Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel with
visitation 2-3 p.m. He will be
interred at Florida National
Cemetery in Lake Worth on
Oct. 2.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



LEONARD JAMES
"J BOY" BELCHER
Leonard James "J Boy"
Belcher, 67, of Zolfo Springs,
died Tuesday September 18,
2007 in Sebring.
Born Jan. 8, 1940 in Jackson
County, he came to Zolfo
Springs in 1993 from New
York. He was a member of New
Mt. Zion AME Church in
Wauchula, Missionary Gospel
Group in Hudson, N.Y.,
Masonic Lodge and past
Worshipful Master, Order of
Eastern Star, and a deacon. He
worked for George Saupaugh
and Co. in Clermont, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife of
43 years, Maggie; sons, Andrell
Fason Belcher of Hudson, N.Y.,
Charles Martin of Rome, N.Y.
and Tommy Martin of
Woodstock, N.Y.; granddaugh-
ter, Ieashea Howard of Alta-
monte Springs; great-grandson,
Jaevyn Glover of Altamonte
Springs; brothers, Brantley
Belcher (Virginia), Jessie
Belcher, and Charlie Melvin
SWelton, all of Wauchula; sis-
teis,,Ah;ceaulk Ro)) of Zolfo
Springs, Cather Jean Daniels
(Eddie) of Highland Park, N.J.,
Evelyn White (Johnny) of
Irvington, N.J. and Loretha
Belcher of Jacksonville; aunts,
Katherine McGriff of Zolfo
Springs and Jessie Porter of
Jacksonville; and a host of
grandchildren; great-grandchil-
dren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Friday, Sept. 28
from 6 to 7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 29 at New Mt. Zion AME
Church with the Rev. V.C.
Fayson officiating. Burial is in
Magnolia Manor Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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After a trio of handy victories, the Hardee Wildcats stumbled
at the first district game of the season on Friday night at Avon
Park. Scoring first, the 'Cats didn't appear to have their A game,
committed a pair of costly turnovers and were generally lethargic
with spurts of accomplishment. They made a good goal-line stand,
but Avon Park finally squeezed through on fourth down.
Hardee is in a must-win situation in the remaining district
games, at Sebring, and at home against Braden River and DeSoto.
Sebring is winless, but the other two squads are showing a lot of
strength this year.
JV football also took if on the chin last week at Kissimmee
Osceola, a 5A school. Hopefully, the junior 'Cats will rebound at
home tonight (Thursday) against Fort Meade.
The junior high Wildcats had their first game of the season on
Tuesday night at Sebring. Results were unavailable at press time.
Games are at 5:30 p.m. Hardee is home next Tuesday for a visit
from DeSoto.
The Hardee swim teams are very competitive. The boys beat
both Avon Park and Frostproof last Thursday, while the girls came
up 10 poifits short of Avon Park and easily beat Frostproof. The
teams are gearing up for the Heartland competition next Friday and
Saturday. That meet is usually a warmup for district competition.
Recent winners have included Josh Rickett, Kaitlin Justice,
Sheldon Hartman, Tyler Robertson, Katie Jernigan, Sarah Ezelle
and Brittany Wiggins. Other swimmers have been a strong sup-
porting cast in helping to win relays and picking up place points for
the team score.

In golf, senior Kaleb Saunders is still the player to beat.
Juniors Ben Krause and Jake Crews are turning in some good
scores. The girls team seems to specialize in rainouts.

The cross country boys team won over Avon Park, Sebring,
Walker Academy and Lake Placid last week and were to compete
at Highlands Hammock in the Red Devil Invitational on Tuesday
of this week.
The first home meet is Monday at Pioneer Park in the Pioneer
Run. The Alumni run has been changed to Oct. 18 to coincide with
Homecoming. All adults, alumni, grads, faculty or community run-
ning enthusiasts are welcome. Contact coach Don Trew at
dtrew@hardee.K12.fl.us or 773-3181 to enter or for more info.

Volleyball girls are taking hold, serving better, playing posi-
tions, setting and killing, in other words playing competitively,
even against well-seasoned teams. Look for them to be the team to
beat at districts.
Junior high softball started at Monday at Sebring. The girls are
at Avon Park today (Thursday) and come home next Monday to
host Lake Placid. Next Thursday, DeSoto will be the visitor.
Youth football scores were not available by press time this
week. Amanda Justus gets them from Pop Warner scores from
Heartland League president Mark Every and apparently he had
misinformation on one game reported last week. We are advised
that Hardee Flag Orange beat DeSoto, not the other way around.
We apologize but can only go by the information we have.

A word of appreciation to all those who participated in the
Magnolia Manor Open Golf Tournament on Saturday and helped to
Smakeit a success. It's so good when everyone joins hands for a pro-
ject like this. After all, it's the kids who use the parklwho benefit.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255). or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate @earthlink.net with news for this
biweekly column. News will be included as soon as time and space
allows.


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Every now and then I surprise myself by doing something
right. I typically follow it up with doing something stupid, but I try
not to dwell on that.
Technology has made life easier. I take advantage of it in small
ways, such as preparing coffee in the automatic coffeemaker the
night before, and having it hot and ready when I stumble into the
* kitchen the next morning. I don't always remember to do it, but on
the mornings that I find the coffee ready and waiting, it's a happy
day.
My oldest daughter has been out of work for several weeks.
She quit her job on principle, with no regard to the future and how
she would pay her bills. It took every ounce of control I had not to
lose my patience with her. Not to yell at her and remind her that she
should have thought ahead and had another job ready and waiting
before quitting. But in her defense, she gave the company she
worked for adequate warning that she was considering quitting.
She stood her ground and when push came to shove, she walked
out.
I raised her to look out for herself. I tried to teach her that if
she didn't stand up for herself, no one else would. Did she ever lis-
ten! Unfortunately, as is usually the result in such cases, she came
to me for help, leaving me little notes regarding her unemployed
status around the coffeemaker.
"Mom, I need money for gas."
"Mom, I have to have $25 for a physical."
"Mom, can you spare a few dollars for lunch?"
And, finally, thank goodness ...
"Mom,. I found a job but I won't get paid for two weeks, so I
need gas money to get me back and forth until I get my first' pay-
check."
I bit my tongue through all this, supported her and encouraged
her. But when I woke up the morning after I had managed to
remember to set the coffeemaker and found that she had stuck a
note on top of the pot, making a perfect paper dam that channeled
the coffee not into the pot, but out onto the counter, I have to admit
I lost my cool.
"Jillian!" I screeched.
Her bedroom is right next to the kitchen, so despite the early
hour she sat bolt upright in bed, blinking.
"Mom? What are you .. ?"
"What were you thinking?! What possessed you to put a note
on. top of the pot? Do you realize that an entire pot of coffee just
ran out onto the counter and onto the floor? I slammed around
looking for a towel anything to mop up the mess with cursing
under my breath and growling.


"What is this anyway? A demand for more money?" I yanked
the note out of the coffeemaker and stared at it. I discovered that it
was not a note at all, but an envelope. On the front was the word
"Mom" written in Jillian's curly-q script.
I peeled back the soggy end of the envelope and slid the card
out and opened it, then I leaned on the counter squinting at ink that
had turned the color of chocolate against sepia paper, and read the
following words:
"Dear Mom,
"I just wanted to tell you how much I love you, and thank you
for not giving up on me and hanging in there with me until I got a
new job. Thank you for the countless dollars you have given me
and not only keeping me alive, but happy and comfortable. There
isn't another person in this entire world that I would rather have as
a mother ."
The words of praise went on and on, and became more and
more difficult to read. . not only was the ink running, but by now
my eyes were, too.
Needless to say, I felt about knee-high to a gnat. There was
some crying, some silly giggling and some apologies going both
, ways.
As I said before, every now and then I surprise myself by
doing something right, but typically follow it up with doing some-
thing stupid. Fortunately for me, nobody knows this better than my
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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. HUGH
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.
0'20'58" 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.
89o32'41" 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.
0*02'08" W. and along said
West line, 114.83 feet; thence
S. 89006'22" E., 13.28 feet;
thence N. 2'03'07" W., 25.28
feet; thence S. 89032'41" 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, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your rbcelpt of this Notice of Sale;
If you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 12th day of
September, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Edwina Murphy
Deputy Clerk
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6A The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Chrisloprhers


FUNERAL FOR A BRAVE EDITOR
Chauncey Bailey, the editor of a weekly newspaper in
Oakland, Calif., was murdered Aug. 2 as he was walking to work.
Police quickly made arrests following the slaying, which they think
was related to a story Bailey was working on about an Oakland
organization suspected of criminal activity.
Not many people have read about Bailey's funeral, or about
the themes of love and hope delivered in his pastor's eulogy.
Bailey was not only a parishioner of St. Benedict Catholic
Church in Oakland, he and the pastor, Father Jay Matthews, were
the best of friends. Both men happen to be African-American, and
the Oakland Post, which Bailey edited, primarily serves the city's


COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Did you .attend Holzendorf School or Maude School? What
about Center Hill or Castalia'?
These are just a few names of the many schools that are part
of the history of the Hardee County School District. According to
Karen Crews, records retention specialist for the district, there have
been as many as 35 schools in Hardee County.
When people moved into different parts of this county, they
started schools in their areas. Some of these community schools
were in existence for only a year or two.
In 2002, as part of her usual duties maintaining and processing
student records, Crews stumbled upon some interesting informa-
tion in one of the cumulative folders she was archiving. Her love
for preservation and history motivated her to inquire about other
treasures the district holds.
She began searching through the superintendent's vault, where
most of the information was stored. There she found teacher regis-
ters, which document teachers, class lists and student attendance.
Crews found photos, drawings, notes, report cards and correspon-
dences from as far back as 1916. She has begun compiling them
into what she hopes will become a permanent display of the histo-
ry of the Hardee County School District.
Crews notes that when the high school burned down in 1945,
all records and information prior to 1945 were lost. She is hopeful
that people in the community who have photos, newspaper articles
or class lists from the high school will contact her and allow her to
add them to the collection. She is also searching for photos and
class lists of the many community schools that existed over the
years.
In conjunction with Wauchula's centennial celebration, Crews
is working with Sandy Scott from the Cracker Trail Museum to
share some of her findings:
Crews is an asset not only to our school district for her metic-
ulous work with student records, but to the community for pre-
serving the history of the Hardee County schools.


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 TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED 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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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000422
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
CYNTHIA ANNE MANLEY,
Petitioner/Wife
VS.
DENNIS W. MANLEY,
Respondent/Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF HARDEE
TO: DENNIS W. MANLEY
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action for Divorce in
Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida
has been filed and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written objections, if any to it, on
the Petitioner's Verified. Petition
for Dissolution of Marriage attor-
ney, whose name and address is:
VAL R. PATARINI, ESQUIRE
JOSEPH R. FRITZ, ESQUIRE
PATARINI & FRITZ, P.A.
Post Office Box 608
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3171
on or before October 26, 2007,
and file the original with clerk of
this court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a Final
Judgment of Dissolution of
Marriage will be entered on the
petition.
Dated this 21 day of September,
2007.


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black community. At the funeral on Aug. 8, Matthews emphasized
that Bailey died trying to make not only that community, but all of
Oakland, a better place to live.
Apparently it was quite a ceremony. The church normally
seats about 400, but upwards of 700 people crowded inside that
day. Hundreds more stood outside. The Association of Black
Journalists sent a delegation, and some 80 members of Bailey's
family, from all over the country, were on hand.
Everyone there heard quite a eulogy.
It had special significance for those of us connected to the
media, and even more so for anyone with a tie to The Christophers.
A brief quotation from a story on the funeral indicates how closely
Matthews echoed the words of The Christophers' founder, Father
James Keller:
"Father Matthews likened Bailey's death to a kind of martyr-
dom, and said he hoped it would help young people to consider
making a difference through the 'vocation of journalism.' "
When he founded The Christophers in 1945, Keller urged peo-
ple to make a positive difference in the world by following careers'
in the fields that most influence culture and society one of which
was mass communications.
Matthews said that Bailey's commitment to journalism was
most of all a belief in what his community could accomplish if he
provided them with meaningful information.
He continued: "His legacy to this community is first that we
must be committed to one another. He always went after the kind
of information people could understand and appreciate. The love
that he had for his faith and for his community certainly came out
in the work that he did."
I think that while Keller who, coincidentally, was a native
of Oakland would have been saddened at Bailey's senseless

death, he also would have rejoiced that the editor spent his career
trying to influence others to change the world for the better. As
Keller wrote in his 1948 bestseller, "A Christopher spends his time
improving, not disapproving, because he knows that it is better to
light one candle than to curse the darkness."
Chauncey Bailey spent his life in the finest Christopher tradi-
tion. May he rest in peace.



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'Mitt Mobile'
Here Today
The "Mitt Mobile" will make
a stop in Wauchula today
(Thursday) as part of its
Florida tour representing
Republican presidential can-
didate Gov. Mitt Romney.
One of the candidate's
sons, Craig Romney, will be
on hand with the Mitt Mobile
at Austin Growers Garden
Center, 1329 U.S. 17 N.,
Wauchula, at 8:30 a.m. The
public is invited to attend.

Join ZSE, HHS
Advisory Groups
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tee will hold its first meeting
HE COURT of the current academic year
nnie Coker on Tuesday beginning at 6
deputy Clerk p.m. in the media center on
NCE WITH campus.
A DISABILI- Next, on Thursday, Oct. 4,
WITH DIS- will be Zolfo Springs Ele-
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) PARTICI- Council, which will meet at
OCEEDING
A A.D.A. 6:30 p.m. in the school's
T LATER media center. Topics for this
PRIOR TO first session will include the
1-800-955- school improvement plan,
accreditation, the school
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and programs for the year.


Chamber Meets
On Tuesday
The Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly dinner on
Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bill
McKown, of the University of
South Florida small business
development center, will be
the guest speaker.
There will also be election
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State Sets Water Flows


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The state agency which over-
sees water use is about to set
minimum water levels.
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District, which
includes 16 counties ranging
from Levy and Lake in the
north to Charlotte and Manatee
in the south, has scheduled a
series of public meetings on the
minimum flows in the lakes,
rivers, streams and aquifers in
this vast area.
The nearest meetings for
Hardee residents may be at the
Bartow Service Office at 170
Century Boulevard on Monday,
Oct. 1, or the Sarasota Office at
6750 Fruitville Road, on Wed-
nesday, Oct. 10. Other meetings
are in Brooksville, 2379 Broad
Street on Wednesday, Oct. 3 or
at Tampa, 7601 U.S. 301 on
Monday, Oct. 8.
All four meetings are at 6
p.m. in the boardroom of that
office.
A minimum flow or level is
the limit at which further water
withdrawals will cause signifi-
.cant harm to the water
resources and/or environment.


Each water management dis-
trict has a governing board,
which sets the limits to achieve
the delicate balance between
meeting human water needs and
maintaining the natural sys-
tems.
Input from the various meet-
ings may cause revisions to the
draft priority schedule for
establishing minimum flows.
State legislation requires these
to be reviewed and updated
each year.
The adopted priority list and
schedule for 2007 is available at
www.WaterMatters.org on the
Projects and Programs page.
The revised schedule will be
considered for adoption at the
district board's Sept. 25 meet-
ing.
Written comments may be
sent by mail or e-mail to Marty
Kelly by Oct. 19. They can be
mailed to 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or
Marty.Kelly @WaterMatters.-
org.
For more information call 1-
800-423-1476, ext. 4235 for
Kelly or ext. 4233 for Barbara
Matrone.


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WHY?
"My grandma died," Robert said. "I don't understand why."
Robert showed up at our Monday night Bible study for the first
time. New members are asked a :: questions regarding their spir-
itual life.
"I used to go to church," he told us. His grandmother had taken
him. But her death caused Robert to collide with the why-question,
then he chose to quit attending.
The Bible has a passage I gravitate toward when life roughs
me up. "We know that all things work together for good to those
who love God, to those who are called according His purpose."
As the meeting wound down, the conversation slid back to
Robert's "why" question. I shared the "all things verse." To break
the chill off it, I revisited part of my day.
When I left home to come to the meeting, I said goodbye to my
wife, who has had bronchitis for over a week and has a hard time
making it through the day. My first stop was to be my other's, but
three miles from her house, I got a speeding ticket. In my mind I
was thinking, "Yeah, I was speeding, but this is like'h speed trap."
Still I needed to visit my mom. Sick for most of the year, her
looks jarred me when I got there, and I thought, "She could die
soon." She assured me she would be all right as I left.
Telling Robert the unpredictable and troubling circumstances
of my day, I said it's not a question of "why." I trust that God's
awesome love and faithfulness are, without a doubt, always pre-
sent.
"Robert, you quit, God didn't. Go after God with your whole
heart, soul, mind and strength. Then His eternal love and grace will
transcend you to a place where it's no longer a 'why' but a 'wow, I
see God working in this!'"






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I have always had a pet peeve about seat belts and the laws to
enforce their use. About a year ago I was pulled over for speeding
on Interstate 75. I was in a hurry to get to a social engagement I was
committed to, and it really seemed important at the time. I revealed
that fact to the officer.
The trooper was very gracious and said, "I will write you a
ticket in a hurry and you can be on your way.". I appreciated that,
and when he came back he handed me the speeding ticket through
the window on the passenger side of the car, which was in the con-
fines of the law. Frankly, I am-embarrassed to confess how fast I
was driving or the amount ofthe fine I paid. V
Then he hesitated and said, "By the way, were you wearing
your seat belt?" It was my turn to hesitate, but I told him I thought
I had been wearing my seat belt, but when I leaned over to get my
insurance information from the glove compartment, maybe I had
turned it loose.
He informed me in a very firm voice that the Florida Highway
Patrol has an absolute zero tolerance about seat belts, and he pro-
ceeded to hand me a ticket for $78 for not wearing mine.
There was another time, when I was on vacation, and I turned
off an exit from the Interstate 75. I passed a bunch of oak trees just
beyond the exit, and there were about 15 Georgia State troopers
checking cars.
They waved me on through and I was pleased about that, but
then I had to stop for gas. When I came back through, one of the
troopers waived me over much to my surprise! He walked up to the
car and said, "Here's a $28 ticket for not wearing your seat belt."
Frankly, I have always put my seat belt on, but sometimes I
don't put it on before I drive off. This time I had apparently gassed
up, got back in my car and was driving back toward the Interstate,
but I hadn't snapped my seat belt yet. I would have done that some-
where along the way or when I got back on the Interstate, but
apparently that was not good enough.
I am very much aware of the statistics that proves 64 percent
of people killed in car accidents were not wearing seat belts .and
that buckling-up is the single most effective thing drivers and pas-
sengers can do to save lives and reduce injuries.


Health Tips On*

Flouride, Teeth
Fluoride can make your teeth
stronger and reduce the risk of
developing cavities. The pre-
ventive potential of fluoride is
one of the major advances in
dentistry in the last century.
- But how much is enough? If
you haven't had cavities in the
last few years, the combination
of brushing with fluoride tooth-
paste twice daily and drinking.
optimally fluoridated water
should give you sufficient
exposure, according to the
Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Too
much fluoride can cause spots
on your teeth.
But if you're at higher risk -
having had cavities recently, a
water supply with low fluoride
or a problem such as dry mouth
that can lead to tooth decay.--
your dentist also may recom-
mend using fluoride treatments
at home or a professional appli-
cation of fluoride gel two to
four times a year. Fluoride
tablets may help young chil-
dren, but they've not been
proven to help adults after
enamel has formed.
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questions to which I have
prepared answers.
-Tom Stoppard


September 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A
Actually, we had a tragic example of seat belt safety in my
own family when my mother was critically injured in an automo-
bile accident in 1987. She was driving her automobile and pulled
into the path of an oncoming car. She was ejected across the car, hit
the floorboard and suffered severe brain injury. The accident left
her in a coma for three years and ultimately caused her death.
The children who were in the car were wearing seat belts, and
they were not seriously hurt. Everybody in the family h.ad dis-
cussed seat belts with Mother on a regular basis, but she argued that
she just didn't believe in them. Maybe it was because she was from
a generation that. never had seat belts and didn't take kindly to any
kind of change, but seat belts would have saved her life. Needless
to say we all believe in seat belts.




Workshop Will


Teach Exporting


There will be an exporting
workshop next week for local
businesses wishing to expand
sales to interested foreign mar-
kets.
The session will be held next
Thursday, Oct. 4, from 8 to 11
a.m. at the Hardee One-Stop
Career Center, 205 W. Carlton
St. in Wauchula.
The Hardee County Econo-
mic Development Council,
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce, Florida Heartland
Rural Economic- Development
Initiative and the Florida
Foreign Trade Association will
be hosting the workshop.
It is designed for company
decision makers who are con-
sidering exporting or who-are
wanting to expand existing
exports.
Hardee County will soon be
hosting an inbound. trade mis-
sion, bringing foreign buyers
from Peru here on Oct. 17, to


spotlight business partnerships
in the Heartland. Lavon Cobb,
chairman of the Hardee County
Economic Development Coun-
cil, encourages company deci-
sion makers who are interested
in exporting their products and
services to attend this training
in preparation for the trade mis-
sion.
This export training program
is funded in part by Enterprise
Florida's International Business
Expansion Initiative. It is also
supported by the Hardee
County EDC and the city of
Wauchula.
Fee for the workshop is $25;
upon completion of the work-
shop, each participant will
.receive $10 of the fee back.
To register for the workshop,
call Cheryl Sharp at FHREDI at
(800) 620-3602 or (863) 385-
4900; or e-mail her at
csharp_fhredi @heartland-
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSj
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Sausage on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Juice, Apple-
sauce, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Applesauce,
Milk
Lunch: BBQ Chicken on a
Bun or Cheeseburger on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Whole Kernel Corn,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Juice
Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corn Dog or Ham-
burger Gravy (Salad Tray,
Mashed Potatoes, Garden
Peas, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and
Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Stix or
Sausage Sandwich or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Peas and
Carrots, Biscuit, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Applesauce,
Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Bar-B-Que Chicken on a Bun or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Corn, Choc-
olate Chip Cookies, Juice Bar)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple


Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corn Dog or Ham-
burger Gravy or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Peaches,
Juice, Roll, Salad Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Roll,,
Green Beans, Juice, Apple
Crisp, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese & Ham,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese or Mozzarella
Stick (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Doughnut, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Fresh Potatoes, Baked
Beans,Roll, Applesauce, Juice)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty Sandwich, Applesauce,
Milk
Lunch: BBQ Chicken on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Potato Rounds,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Juice
Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Corn Dog (Tossed
Salad, Baked Beans, Potato
Rounds, Cole Slaw, Carrots,
Fruit Snack, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Waldorf Salad, Apple
Crisp, Roll, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Vegetable Soup,
Carrot Salad, Jell-O w/Fruit,
Juice) and Milk


ANGLER'S CHECKLIST
If you really want to know why fishing is fun, all you have to
do is take a child out and watch the stream of emotions that light
up his face as he learns to bait a hook, cast a line and finally hook
a'nd retrieve a fish.
The pride of learning, the reconnection with nature and our
heritage, and the fulfillment of knowing he can catch his own meal
- just like the pioneers all contribute to that sensational smile.
Those are the same reasons social scientists discover time
and again fishing remains such a popular recreational activity.
Herbert Hoover said, "Fishing is much more than fish. It is the
great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our
forefathers."
Dozens of studies have consistently verified that involvement
with family members and friends, escaping the daily routine, relax-
ation, being close to nature, and the challenge of fishing are the top
five reasons for fishing. Further, these motives remain at the top of
the list regardless of the group being studied.
What this means is that conservation agencies, guides, facility
planners, anglers and boaters all can play roles in making fishing
more fun and satisfying for everyone on the water. The key is an
abiding love for the resource and the conservation stewardship
ethic that helps keep those natural resources pristine.
The following checklist of ethical angling practices provides a
starting point that will make fishing more enjoyable for everyone,
and will help ensure current and future generations can enjoy safe
and sustainable fishing opportunities.
An ethical angler:
promotes, through example and mentoring, ethical behavior
in use of aquatic resources.
values and respects the aquatic environment and all living
things. Treats other anglers, boaters and property owners with
courtesy and respect, including removing boat trailers promptly
from active launching areas, watching his wake around other
boaters and providing adequate fishing space to anglers already on
the fishing spot.
avoids spilling and never dumps pollutants, such as gasoline
or oil. Appropriately disposes of trash, including worn lines, lead-
ers and hooks. Recycles whenever possible and keeps fishing sites
litter-free.
purchases required fishing licenses and permits.
learns and obeys angling and boating regulations (see
MyFWC.com for details or pick up a copy of the "Florida Fishing
Regulations" where you buy your license), and can identify fish so
he can adhere to the rules.
keeps no more fish than needed for consumption, and never
wastefully discards fish, while complying with the law. Carefully
handles and releases alive all fish that are unwanted or prohibited
by regulation. Uses tackle and techniques that minimize harm to
fish when catch-and-release angling.
takes precautionary measures to prevent spread of exotic
plants and animals, and does not use diseased or non-native baits.
participates in conservation efforts such as beach cleanup,
vegetation transplanting, tagging studies and creel surveys..
practices safe angling and boating by following the laws and
using common-sense practices to prevent injury to himself, others
or property.
protects the environment from damage caused by careless
boat operation, including being aware of prop-scouring of vegeta-


tion, wake damage to shorelines, power-loading problems at
ramps, anchoring on reefs, and danger to and from striking animals
such as manatees or sturgeons.
conserves energy and water in his daily life, knowing how it
affects local fish and wildlife.
Fishing Licenses
Fishing licenses generally are-required by law if.you are
between 16 and 65 years old. However, many anglers know buying
a license helps fund fish and wildlife conservation, and they vol-
untarily buy one as a way of showing their stewardship ethic even
when they aren't required to have a license.
Instant licenses are available online at MyFWC.com/License
or by calling 1-888-Fish-Florida ;347-4356).


TODAY'S LONE RANGER CREED
"The Lone Ranger" was before my time. Despite this fact, I
often find myself with the desire for those kind of television shows
for my child to watch. I wish we had shows that taught good
morals, showed little violence and did not instill in me a fear of
poor morals and bad lessons being propagated in my child's heart.
I recently found "The Lone Ranger Creed," created by Fran
Striker for the television series which ran from 1949-1956. It is as
follows:
"I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one.
That all men are created equal and that everyone has
within himself the power to make this a better world.
"That God put the firewood there, but that every
man must gather and light it himself. In being pre-
pared physically, mentally and morally to fight when
necessary for that which is right. That a man should
make the most of what equipment he has. That 'this
government of the people, by the people and for the
people' shall live always.
"That men should live by the rule of what is best for
the greatest number. That sooner or later some-
where, somehow we must settle with the world and
make payment for what we have taken.
"That all things change but truth, and that truth
alone lives on forever. In my Creator, my country, and
my fellow man."
Honestly, those are the kinds of lessons that I want my kids to
grow up with. It seems that the only place you find a lesson like
this, with the extinction of the purity of yesteryear, is in the Bible.
The Bible teaches about truth, absolute truth that can be
known by man and reveal the Creator (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible
teaches about the importance of honoring the government, praying
for its success and for the work of God to be done through it
(Romans 13:1-7). The Bible teaches the importance of depending
on God for our provisions, and trusting in His good gifts (Matthew
6:25-34).
The Bible is where my kid will have to learn "The Lone
Ranger Code" now because it cannot be found on the violence-
filled, sex-ridden, drug-promoting, bad-attitude-developing televi-
sion shows that we find today. Let's make our peace with the
changing world and say goodbye to the moral times of yesteryear.
Instead, let's turn our attention to the Bible, its moral code, its
directions for salvation, and the God who revealed Himself to us
through its holy words. I'm Telling the Truth.


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The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-780)
Thursday, September 27, 2007


PAGE ONE


Red Devils Rally Past Hardee; Mustangs Come Here Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Avon Park overcame a rain-
spattered Hardee team last
week.
On their own turf, the Red
Devils recovered a pair of
Wildcat fumbles and scored a
touchdown and field goal to
beat Hardee 10-7.


The 'Cats will. need to
regroup and refocus in a hurry
as they host the Class 5A
Lakewood Ranch Mustangs this
Friday. Lakewood lost to
Venice 33-7 last weekend, and
has also lost to Braden River
and Palmetto. The Mustangs
beat Bradenton Southeast for its
1-3 record.


They like to spread the ball
among a host of receivers in
their 64-man squad. Senior
quarterback Alex Stepulla may
get the nod, but junior Niko
Macias and soph Zack Self are
in the wings. There are a half
dozen senior wide-outs and
tight ends ready to snare passes.
With depth, they can change


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
The ball was jarred loose from Red Devil runner by David Newcomb and teammate
Skylar Alden (50) came up with it.






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Wildcats.
Coming off a trio of solid vic-
tories, the Wildcats may have
been overconfident last week
and were unable to put up their
usually strong numbers they
normally do. Senior signal
caller Jordan Grimsley, and run-
ning backs Jayquan Gandy and
Jimmy Cimeus are capable of
breaking loose at any time.
Gandy got the nod as
Offensive Player of the Game
with 10 carries for 128 yards
and one TD. Cimeus added 13
carries for 57 yards, Grimsley
12 for 77 and soph Antjuan
two carries for 11 yards.
Defensively, senior Olnel
Virgile claimed weekly honors
with six tackles, five assists and
one pass breakup. David
Newcomb had 13 tackles, three
for a loss, two assists caused a
fumble and shared a sack with
Skylar Alden, who also had
recovered that fumble. Wade
Mahoney had three tackles,
four assists and was in on a
sack. Jones had a trio each of
tackles and assists.
Senior Jose Castaneda, who
had a PAT kick and two good
punts for touchbacks, again was
named Special Teams Player of
the Week.
Soph Connor Davis had a
good week in practice and was
named Scout Team Player of
the Week.
In its first district contest,
Hardee beat Avon Park in rush-
ing yards and total yards, but
lost where it counted, turnovers
and on the scoreboard.
Hardee won the coin toss and
deferred to the second half.
Avon Park went three and out-
on its first possession. After the
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After four more tries, Hardee
came up short and Avon Park
took over on downs on its own
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to punt. Hardee started over at
its 35. One handoff was all it
took, as Gandy went over right
tackle and ran untouched for the
65-yard score.
That lead held through the
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Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards
Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
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2B The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


HJHS 'Cats Take The Field


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
Wildcats began their season on
Tuesday night at Sebring.
The young 'Cats are the last
of the fall athletes to get going.
Their six-game Heartland
schedule, as usual, includes
playing one team twice during
the season. That format is rotat-
ed, and this year, it is Sebring
which plays against Hardee
twice. The young Streaks come
to Wildcat Stadium for the sea-
son closer on Oct. 30.
Head coach Gregg White has
some of the same coaching
assistants and some new ones.
Mike loannidis is offensive
coordinator and Myron Refoure
defensive coordinator. Shawn
Rivers will direct the quarter-
backs and defensive ends, while
Chris Polly will handled
receivers and the defensive
backs and Mark Carlton will
take care of offensive and
defensive linemen.
White has 19 returnees from
last year's squad, including
quarterbacks Andrew Hooks
and Charlie Lee. Linemen are
Austin Carey, Tommy Parker,
Juan Short, Wintz Terrell, Julian
Varela and Murrell Winter.
Running backs are Dawson
Crawford, Steve Hodges, Justin
Knight and Antonio Moreno,
and Travis Britt, Deonte Evans,
Dylan Farr, Carter Lambert,
Dalton Rabon, D'Aundre
Rivers and Randull Rivers are
receivers.
Other eighth graders are
Ramiro Briones, James Brown,
David Dease, Brandon Farabee,
Gregory Garza, Jose Maldon-
ado, Jake Mason, Daniel Miller,
Garrett Mimbs, Jabrae Moore,
Mikey Retana, Miguel Santana,
Justin Sauvey and Jeremy
Strickland.
Seventh graders to keep an
eye on are linemen William
Beattie, Ledarius Camel and
Jesus Zuniga, receiver Tyshon
Hillard, running back Aaron
Barker, tight end Rufino
Gabriel and defensive back
Joshua Fowler.
Other seventh graders on the
squad are Aubry Campbell,
Will Bennett, Hunter Collins,
Sidney Crews, Daqawn
Hodges, Jose Lobato, Michael
Moreno and Justin Rickett.
Managers this year are eighth
grader Dylan Clements, seventh
graders Amin Lazrak and Jorge
Guijon, and sixth graders Luke
Palmer and David Gibson.
After this week's trip to
Sebring, Hardee comes home
for a visit from DeSoto next
Tuesday, and another from
Avon Park on Oct. 9. There are
road games at Hill-Gustat on
Oct. 16 and at Lake Placid on
Oct. 23 before the season finale
at home on Oct. 30


Sept. 25 Away Sebring
Oct. 2 HOME DeSoto
Oct. 9 HOME Avon Park
Oct. 16 Away Hill-Gustat
Oct. 23 Away Lake Placid
Oct. 30 HOME Sebring


HARDEE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
FOOTBALL TEAM 2007 2008

10 Hooks, Andrew 8
11 Retana, Mikey 8
12 Lee, Charlie 8
14 Rivers, D'Aundre 8
15 Briones, Ramiro 8
16 Miller, Daniel 8
17 Mimbs, Garrett 8
20 Evans, Deonte 8
21 Rivers, Randull 8
22 Barker, Aaron 7
24 Crawford, Dawson 8
25 Britt, Travis 8
26 Hillard, Tyshon 7
30 Farabee, Brandon 8
31 Strickland, Jeremy 8
32 Aubry, Campbell 7
34 Moore, Jabrae 8
35 Moreno, Antonio 8
40 Moreno, Michael 7
41 Knight, Justin 8
44 Gabriel, Rufino 7
45 Hodges, Steve 8
50 Terrell, Wintz 8
51 Beattie, William 7
52 Rickett, Justin 7
53 Carey, Austin 8
54 Garza, Gregory 8
55 Dease, David 8
56 Short, Juan 8
57 Winter, Murrell 8
58 Santana, Miguel 8
62 Crews, Sidney 7
63 Camel, Ledarius 7
66 Hodges, Daqawn 7
70 Brown, James 8
71 Mason, Jake 8
72 Zuniga, Jesus 7
74 Parker, Tommy 8
75 Sauvey, Justin 8
76 Varela, Julian 8
77 Collins, Hunter 7
81 Lambert, Carter 8
82 Lobato, Jose -7
83 Maldonado, Jose 8
84 Rabon, Dalton 8
85 Fowler, Joshua 7
86 Bennett, Will 7
87 Farr, Dylan 8
Managers
Luke Palmer, Amin Lazrak, Jorge Guijon,
Dylan Clements and David Gibson


Kowboys Shut Down


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior Wildcats
had a hard time in last week's
game.
The Class 3A junior 'Cats
made the long trip to Kissim-
mee to challenge the 5A
Osceola Kowboys in a David-
vs-Goliath battle.
This time, Gofiath won, as
the Wildcats just could not get
the ball in the end zone in a 21-
0 loss.
The Wildcats are home


tonight (Thursday) at 7 to host
the junior Fort Meade Miners, a
team which beat Hardee 20-12
on Sept. 6. On Hardee turf, the
young 'Cats may claim the vic-
tory.
The game next Thursday,
Oct. 4, is the final scheduled
junior varsity home game of the
season, when neighboring Se-
bring comes to call. Hardee is at
DeSoto on Oct. 11 and closes
the season on Oct. 25 at
Okeechobee. The 'Cats could
possibly re-schedule a rainout


When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary
to leaders.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
l in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
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Hardee JV
with Braden River for the open
week, Oct. 18.
In last week's game,
Kissimmee had the possession
of the ball first and ran a couple
of plays before punting.
Hardee started at its 18 and
began a long drive with Trey
Anderson, quarterback Scott
Donaldson and Jake Mayer
alternating the ball-carrying.
On a couple of keepers,
Donaldson earned three first
downs as the junior 'Cats
worked their way to the
Kowboy 10'-yard line before a
fumble turned it over to them.
In turn, Osceola kept owner-
ship of the ball until getting to
the 40 and punting, a short kick
which went out of bounds at the
Kissimmee 49.
When Hardee punted again,
Osceola took just two plays to
score. One was a penalty for
false start, the next a gain of
four yards. Then David Mont-
gomery went around right end
for an 84-yard touchdown. The
Cody Ausherman kick made it a
7-0 game.
After Hardee went three and
cut, Osceola again took just two
plays to score. Max Mellon
went the final 44 yards on a
counter and Ausherman sealed
it. It was 14-0 with halftime
moments away.
Most of the third period was
an exchange of possessions.
Finally, Mellon carried to the
Hardee 17 and Eric Pinellas
went the rest of the way to
score. With the PAT kick, it was
a 21-0 game with 18 seconds
left in the third period.
When the rain and lightning
took over midway through the
fourth quarter, the game was
called. The Kowboys took the
21-0 win.

Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


HARDEE JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL


I


Swimming Boys Win Tri-Meet


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys bounced back
from a loss at Lake Placid to
beat both Avon Park and
Frostproof in swimming meets
last week.
The Lady 'Cats were out-
numbered at Lake Placid and
lost, but split at Frostproof,
coming in just 10 points behind
the Avon-Park Lady Devils and
beating Frostproof handily.
The teams were home
Tuesday for a visit from 5A
Lakewood Ranch and go to
Avon Park today (Thursday).
Next week, there are three
meets. Thursday's is a home
meet with Frostproof and Lake
Placid and the Friday-Saturday
affair is the Heartland meet,
with diving on Friday and
swimming on Saturday.. Both
are at Lake Placid.-
At Lake Placid on Sept. 18,
Hardee swimmers took seven
first-place finishes. Individual-
ly, it was Josh Rickett twice,
and Kaitlin Justice, Sheldon
Hartman and Tyler Robertson
each once, with the boys relay
team taking both the 200 and
400 freestyle events.
Rickett won the boys 200
freestyle in a time of 2:14.14,
edging teammate Chris Reid in
all four laps. Reid was second,
Lee Cortez fourth and Kyle
Bodeck fifth of the eight fel-
lows in the event. Rickett also
won the 500 free, in 8.33 sec-
onds ahead of Green Dragon
Shaun Videll. Cortez was third,
Bodeck sixth and' Bradley
Adcox seventh of the eight
competitors.
Justice was the girls only
individual winner, in nearly
three seconds ahead of Lady
Dragon Rachel Cope. Chelsey
Goolsby was fourth, Sarah


Ezelle sixth and Katiana
Pesquera.
Hartman was one of four
Wildcat swimmers in the diving
competition. He finished with
143.95 points, ahead of Adcox,
Josh Rodgers and T.K. Hogen-
auer.
Robertson won the 100 back-
stroke, coming to the wall 6.04
seconds earlier than Dragon
Shane Stayer. Rodgers was
fifth, Hartman seven and Brian
Hagans eighth.
Reid, Dustin Spears, Jake
Willis and Isaac Vasquez com-
bined efforts to win the 200
freestyle relay. Lake Placid won
the first leg, but Hardee swim-
mers lowered their times and
came in just 10 hundredths of a
second ahead of Lake Placid.
Bodeck, Cortez, Sean McCand-
less and Hagans were third and
another Lake Placid team
fourth.
In the 400 freestyle, it was
Dylan Justice, Reid, Rickett and
Robertson sweeping each of the
laps to win in 3:58.81, 1:41 up
on Lake Placid. Again, Hardee
swimmers Willis, Spears, Joe
Porter and Vasquez were third,
ahead of the fourth-place Lake
Placid team by 12 .02 seconds.
Hardee swimmers also
picked up second-place points.
In the girls 200 medley relay, it
was Ezelle, Heather Kouns,
Pesquera and Kyndall Robert-
son second of five teams and
the only one from Lake Placid.
Similarly, Robertson, Porter,
Rickett and Justice were second
in the medley relay of four
teams, beating two of Lake
Placid's squads and coming in
only 1.44 seconds behind the
winners.
Tyler Robertson was second
by 39 hundredths of a second in
the 50 freestyle, with Justice


fourth and Vasquez fifth of
seven swimmers. Reid was
second in the 100 freestyle.
Girls relay teams placed sec-
ond and fifth of six teams in the
200 free. Goolsby, Kate Krause,
Katie Jernigan and Justice were
second and Samantha Cowart,
Ezelle Brittany Wiggins and
Kaitlyn Kennedy were fifth.
Finally,Wiggins was second
by 13 hundredths of a second in
the 100 breaststroke.
Turning to the tri-meet at
Frostproof, both Rickett and
Robertson took a pair of victo-
ries in the boys division, help-
ing their squad to the 125-105
win over Frostproof.
Rickett won both the 200 indi-
vidual medley and 500 free,
while Robertson took the 50
free and 100 free.
Rgid picked up second-
placed points in the 200 free. It
was Spears, Vasquez, Willis and
Porter second in the 400
freestyle relay.
On the distaff side of the
ledger, Jernigan won the 200
IM by over 60 seconds, and
Justice won the 50 free by 25
hundredths of a second and the
100 free by six seconds.
Ezelle won the 100 back and
Wiggins won the 100 breast-
stroke. Hardee's team of
Robertson, Kennedy, Goolsby
and Ezelle won the 400 free.
relay.
Ezelle, Wiggins, Goolsby and
Krause were second in the 200
medley relay, Wiggins second
in the 200 free, Kouns second in
the 100 butterfly and Kennedy
second in the 500 free. Hardee's
Krause, Goolsby, Jernigan and
Justice were second in the 200
free relay, less than four sec-
onds off the winning pace.


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WILDCATS
Continued From 1B
back and forth of the rest of the
first period, Alden's fumble
recovery negating an Avon
Park series. Hardee, in turn,
gave up the ball on downs.
Early in the second quarter,
Hardee turned the ball over on a
fumble at its own 15. Avon
Park capitalized on the field
position, but it took five plays
for the Red Devils to punch it
into the end zone. Hardee's goal
line stand help them out on
three consecutive tries within
the Wildcat 5. The Casey
McKibben kick'%ed,'the game
7-7 less than halfway through
the period.
For the remainder of the half,
it was an exchange of posses-
sions during a hard rain.
Faithful Hardee fans had
nearly doubled those of Avon
Park in the first half, but more
Red Devil enthusiasts came
when the rain subsided. Hardee
had first possession, and spent
nearly half the third period
moving downfield before final-
ly punting the ball away.
Allen jogged 23 yards and
quarterback Virgil Cooper went
20 on the keeper. Hardee stiff-
ened at the 22-yard line, forcing
a Red Devil field goal attempt.
McKibben was on the mark
for the 32-yarder, and it was a
10-7 game.
It was a back-and-forth


clock to preserve its upset win.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


encounter for the next 16 min-
utes, when Avon Park finally
took a knee. and ran out the


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WILDCATS VISIT ROTARY


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee Senior High School head football coach Tim Price and six varsity football play-
ers were guests recently of the Hardee Rotary Club. Shown (from left) are Price,
Jayquan Gandy, Wade Mahoney, Jason Jester, Gerardo Villegas, Jordan Grimsley,
Tyrone Pace and Vanessa Hernandez. Gandy, a runningback and linebacker, has made
a verbal commitment for a football scholarship to Florida A&M University.


FOOTBALL COACH SPEAKS
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Living-

CARING PEOPLE MINISTRIES


I. !,. ' .... PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Johnny Parker, 64, founder of Caring People Ministries in Bowling Green, recently
spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club along with Jennifer Scalise. "A pill is not the
answer to addiction. Eighty percent of the pills in the world are taken in America. The
No. 1 selling pills are anti-depressants. More people today enter rehabilitation' pro-
grams due to legal than illegal drugs. Relapse is part of recovery. If you fall, you! are
not a failure if you get up. There's hope for drug addicts," said Parker. Caring People
Ministries has 22 ladies currently who are working to overcome life-controlling prob-
lems, he said. The ministry operates on donations. Shown (from left) are David
Singletary, Jennifer Scalise, Johnny Parker and Steven Southwell.


Courage is doing what you're
afraid to do. There can be no,
courage unless you're;
scared.
-Edward Vernon
Rickenbacker.


it is a thousand times better
to have common sense
without education than to
have education without com-
mon sense.
-Robert G. Ingersoll


It'll be a great day when edu-
cation gets all the money it'
wants and the Air Force has to
hold a bake sale to buy
bombers.
-Author Unknown


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
New Hardee Senior High School head football coach Tim Price spoke to the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club recently. He and his wife, Kim, have a son, Mason, 4, and a daughter, Tera
Lynn, 7 months. Price was former head coach Derren Bryan's first choice as succes-
sor. Price said Hardee football tries to get players to excel, and there is a good
weightlifting program. Two academic coaches have been added, he noted. Price has
been an assistant football coach at Bartow, Frostproof, Avon Park, Hardee,
Okeechobee and Thomasville, Ga. He encourages a strong work ethic for athletes, and
will help them go to college. Shown (from left) are Ray Rivas, Derren Bryan, Tim Price
and club president Donnie Canary.


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Sometimes courage is the
little voice at the end of the
day that says I'll try again
tomorrow.
-Mary Anne Radmacher


This Gospel Quartet,
singing Gaither style
four-part harmony,
will perform in concert
Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11 am
Southside Baptist Church
505 S. 10th Ave., Wauchula
The exciting Trust Quartet, a Florida based, Nashville recorded
mixed group, will perform their enthusiastic approach to'some of
gospel's frjpst, songs. rust not only has great'harmony but also
a unique
ministering
ability with
song. You
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to miss this
opportunity,
to enjoy a
great
concert.
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Faith Temple Church of God
welcomes you to

Old-Fashioned Family Day

Sunday, September 30

Special 10am Service
Dinner on the grounds following service
Then, please join us for an Old-Fashioned Gospel Sing with the















Presenting the gospel in beautiful four-part harmony delivered with enthusiasm and sincerity.
You don't want to miss this special event!
Pastor Wendell & Ty Smith welcome you to
Faith Temple Church of God
701 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula 773-3800
"Where people care & want you to be a part of their congregation"
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September 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate '5B


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

BEING A SALT SHAKER
Sometimes we are discouraged, not by great temptations but
by drudgery. There is no hill too difficult to climb, no vision given,
nothing wonderful or beautiful, just the commonplace day-in-and-
day-out.
Can my faith handle the grinding sameness of every day?
Speaking of those who followed Him, Jesus said, "Ye are the light
of the world. (Matthew 5:14). What do I need to keep shining in the
middle of such murkiness?
"Ye are the salt of the eprth" said Jesus, "but if the salt has lost
its flavor, how can it be salted again?"
There is nothing quite like salt. Whenever you sprinkle some
on your meal, the whole meal benefits. Do you ever think of your-
self as a salt shaker? Can the Lord pick you up, shake you a bit until
His life in you begins to fall out into the life of another?
We need to remember that the Lord loves to do this in the most
mundane moments of our daily contacts with others. We don't even
have to be be aware of the secret process He uses to do it?
Beware of living for the spectacular. Let your soul marvel in
the fact that God is satisfied to quietly live in your heart and reveal
Himself in the details of everyday life.
Beware of thinking that God is going to do some exceptional
thing and is preparing and fitting you for some extraordinary thing
by and by. Learn to say, "Lord, it is enough for me that you are pre-
sent with me just now. Teach me to be contented with your promis-
es and your presence in each moment of today."


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12 ounce son, Shawn Tyler,
born Aug. 23, 2007 at Brandon
Regional Hospital, Brandon.
Mrs. Rimes is the former
Alexis Otero. Maternal grand-
parents are Johnny Otero of
Wauchula, and Jimmy and Judy
Wright of Sebring. Paternal
grandmother is Patty Rimes of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal great-
grandmother is Helen Plumley
of Bowling Green.
Hospital newborn shots may
be included with your an-
nouncement free of charge. Any
other photo is $15.


saic prize winner Lynda Myrick poses with Darlye


ITh Rev. Reginald Franklin and Albert Lee enjoyed a golf
Iday out.

Tournament


Benefit
Saturday's golf tournament
as successful in raising funds
or Magnolia Manor Recrea-
lional Park.
/ The second annual Magnolia
1Manor Open, sponsored by its
leaders, included 18 holes of
'golf, lunch and prizes.
The first-place team 'was
/ Bobby and Robbie Hanchey.
Other winners included Fred
Myers, Rev. Reginald Franklin
and Jesse Wiggins among the
many.
The tournament was again
held at the Torrey Oaks course,
with Mosaic Phosphates Inc.
being one of the biggest con-
tributors and supporters. School
Board recreation committee
liaison Wendell Cotton and high
school athletic director Val
Patarini were on hand to assist..
Also providing hole sponsor-
ships or supplies were Wau-
chula State Bank, Crown Ford,
Suncoast Schools Federal Cred-
it Union, Zolfo Springs Lodge
223, Ace Hardware and First


ts Park


Missionary Baptist Church.
And, that's only the begin-
ning. Each individual or group
contributed to the success of the
tournament, said coordinator
Wiggins. All proceeds will go
to much-needed improvements
at the park.


Wendell Cotton and Val Patarini take a golf break.


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years old. Responsibilities include, but'lot limit-
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ability to develop developmentally apprtoriate
activities and create a fun and exciting leaning
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Qualifications Accepted: High School
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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 twnzolfoc(strato.net or fax
resume to (863) 735-1684. We require background investigations and drug tests
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Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cu:20fM


LA M B E
REALTY NC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33875


NEW LISTING! 3B/3Bth home on largeorner
lot; tall ceilings, open and airy, frenchtoors,
large kitchen and wheel chair acceible.
$135,000.
Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth 1(tH,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniturefor
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Chalie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000


PART-TIME SERVICE Center
Coordinator to oversee daily
operation of Red Cross branch
office in Wauchula. Responsibili-
ties include volunteer recruit-
ment/screening, client casework,
inventory management and com-
munity relations. Computer skills
a must. Send resume or inquiries:
larsonb@manateeredcross.org
or Fax (941) 792-3680. 9:27c


SECRETARY NEEDED, bi-lingual
required, will train. Apply in per-
son only at Hill's Auto World,
4205 U.S. Hwy. 17 N., Bowling
Green. Must apply in person. No
phone calls. 9:27-10:4c
EXPERIENCE IN GROVE work,
tractor driving, mechanic work.
Stop by Monday-Wednesday, 1-4,
2354 SR 64 W., Wauchula.
9:20-10:18p


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puter skills needed, but will train. Monday
through Wednesday, approximately 24
hours per week.
Apply in person
115 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula_



NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-77--3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity

AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES
DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 %.M 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de S570 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 informnnacion de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas
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Bus. (863) 773-0007 -
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson

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


Looking for a weekend retreat? 5 Acres wNi HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2
small creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded' horse barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth,
plenty of wildlife, well, septic tank and fenced\ brick home; 3195 square feet, central vac, fire-
$119,000 place, Jacuzzi, beautiful in-ground pool and
PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE New many more amenities. Call today for details!


roof, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, tile 'RESIDENTIAL AND/O]
floors, and A/C; fenced yard. Owner will help 'PROPERTY! Great locati
with closing costs! $119,500 home, C/B home on nice
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located (eet. $127,500
on Highway 17 South. $100,000 \P ,GRADES GALORE in
Unique features in this 4/2 home; laminate/tile ef\3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 22
floors; nice kitchen with lots of counter space; niely landscaped lot and I
beautifully landscaped yard and spacious stor- ly neighborhood. $159,900
age shed. SEE TODAY! $160,000 ExentLocationfor t
Traditional CB/Stucco home located in well 3B/\Bth CB/Stucco hon
maintained neighborhood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq kitclth; property is fenced
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and readifor your horses or o
new roof. Must see to appreciate! $199,000 country but close to town.
OFFERS WANTED! COMMERCIAL PROP- PERFECT GET-A-WAY
ERTY! 2 acres with possible option to purchase Enjoy tkis 2B/2Bth, C/B S
more acreage; M/H used as office; shop large windowsoverlooking the p
enough for semi-tractor; located in industrial on approGimately one acre
park Bowling Green. Asking $165,000
Two 1/2 \cre lots;. deed
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE! water and sewer; paved
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of $35,000
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors;
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras 5 Acre tracttigh and dry,
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000 ed at $80,000
LOOKING FOR SPACE THIS HOME IS 14.74 acre tract located j
FOR YOU! 4B/3Bths; two story with 3 bed- large pond and 4" well
rooms downstairs and master suite upstairs; $215,000. 5 acrt tract car
new roof and updates in baths and kitchen; nice rately for $90,004.
screened porch, large lot, outside storage.
$215,000

1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


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


KENNETH A.LA
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELAD
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTti
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JAC
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HIb


R COMMERCIAL
on for this 3B/1.5Bth
size lot; 1434 square

this recently renovat-
44 square foot home,
ocated in great fami-

his 5 ACRES and
me; newly updated
d and cross fenced -
other livestock; in the
$229,900
on Lake Redwater!
tucco home with new
peaceful lake; situated
. $238,900
restricted area; city
road frontage. Each

partially fenced; list-

ust outside of town;
located on property.
n be purchased sepa-l




E2
MBERsT, Broker;
)AMS.............781-2413;
ETERRELL...781-6971
KSON..............991-1255
NERMAN........227-0202
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The


Classifieds


AUTO RESTORATION DEPOT
needs secretary. Must be comput-
er literate. 863-773-9152 or 863-
445-0488. 9:27-10:4p
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, DFWP. 9:20-27c
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.


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/DFWPR 9:13tfc


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69
863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) 1t


SnTAmFi S V INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863). -75-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
NEW LISTING! Duplex in 7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
Zolfo Springs! Only $69,900! remodeled mobile home. Large
UNDER CONTRACT! 500 .ole barn. $225,000
ac grove in Desoto County. 10 beautiful acres ready to
55% Valencia, 45% Early & build on. Plenty of shade trees
Mids. All microjet. $4,900,000 in a great country setting.
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in $150,000.
nice quiet neighborhood. BUILD YOUR DREAM
Stone fireplace, solid wood HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed
cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Large restricted homesites. Starting
detached garage with shop at $99,000.
area and loft storage. --
$275area and loft storage. 8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
2--7-.-. -.-.-.-.-.-- for country living! Well
10 acre citrus grove in Polk already on the property.
County. Fruit currently $122,500
included. Lake frontage. Only -.-.-. -.-.-.-
$225,000! 20 acres with irrigation and
3BR/2BA home on 2.5- acres, well located East of Wauchula.
$274,900. Great place for nursery, tree
$.27 .-..--..-...-..-- farm or residence. $350,000.
18.90 acres in Ft Green area. - ---- -
3 Bedroom/2 Bath house. 21 acres on the Peace River. 2
$450,000- BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge
Two mini-ranches! One is Quonset. $416,000.
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65 65 Acres of grove 1 1/2 miles
acres. $99,500 each from Wauchula. Frontage on
5.02 acres in the country! two paved roads. High and dry.
$115,000 Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000
Commercial property. 1.28* e--r-----a-c-------
acres. Frontage on Main 74 acres of prime development
Street and Hwy 64. $120,000. property. City water and sewer
3.19 acres." 'Zoned C-2. within 1/2 mile. Annexed and
Plenty of room for several rezoned to single family with
businesses.Potential income Developers Agreement.
already in place. Hwy 17 $20,000 jer acre.
across from Walmart.
$1200,00s r. 170.8 acres of pasture land in
$1,20,00. I 7 Manatee County, Myakka City
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED area. 2600 feet of frontage on
VISIBILITY? Put your State Road 64.
business here! Zone C-2. -------
$195,000 38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2 on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
BA mobile home in Punta road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Gorda. Located on a canal Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
that leads into Charlotte well and 6" deep well.
Harbor. Priced right at Golf Course/Development
$185,000!._- ... .. Property! Water & sewer
Price Reduced $319,000. available. 127 acres! Call for
Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home. price and details!
Newly landscaped yard.On ofakddelpm t
Upgrades throughout the One of a kind development
home. Nice front porch and property. 300 acres in
screened back porch. Storage Sarasota. Designated
building with RV hookup. 2+ Village/Open Space.
car garage.

Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781.1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 |. John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 r Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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REDUCED! $99,000! 4 BR/ 1 1/2
bath, completely remodeled. 781-
1062. 9:27c
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. 9:27c
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


1999 HORSE TRAILER, Angus
bull, $1,200, female donkey. 863-
781-2493. 9:27-10:4p
PYGMY GOATS, great pets, $65
and up. 773-9195. 9:20-10:4c


FOUND Man's hat, flew off top of
black Avalanche on Altman Road
near high. school. 781-1557.
9:27nc
Sometime the biggest act of
courage is a small one.


GARDEN CENIZ
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
Bobcat Service
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
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Topsy See -
REAL ESTATE I
773-5994

NEW LISTING: App. 58 AC. Great for development property.
High and dry. Call for information.
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.
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. $1-70,000. $164,900.
2-1 acre lots in Bowling Green. $30,000 each.
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.
10.68 acres in Western Hardee County. 4BR 2 1/2 Bth. 2005 Palm
Harbor Doublewide. Fireplace, vaulted ceiling and all the extras.
Very open for large family gatherings. 24x36 Pole Barn. $399,000
$289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl9:27c





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773-3255


WESTERN COVERED WAGON
lamp, nice vintage, $35 OBO. 863-
285-8589. 9:27-10:4p
VINTAGE 14KT. GIRARD PERRE-
GAUX windup watch, cleaned,
serviced, $250. 863-285-8589.
9:27-10:4p


Brand


SCRATCH & DENT SALE!
new bathtubs, $60. 781-926


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


KEYBOARD' FOR SALE -
Portatone PSR-730/630, absolute-
ly immaculate, touch sensitive 61
keys, 480 voices, virtual arranger,
record total 16 tracks, floppy disk
drive, connect with personal com-
puter. Terrific value and gift. 773-
4480. 9:27-10:4p


2. CRAFTMANS 12-inch wood lathe
9:27p with table. Call 559-0625. $100.
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KITCHEN CABINETS all wood,
complete sets from $900. Some
singles, $40 each. 863-245-6954.
9:27:10:4p
LARGE LOT Elvis collectables,
some NIB, $100 OBO. 863-285-
8589. 9:27-10:4p


New Homes'-Pole Barns
m FREE ESTIMATES
/ REFERENCES AVAILABLE
/ Serving Hardee County for over 20 years
4 (863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
Psalms 127:1 Licensed & Insured CRC058080 cd 11:91r


Southland Grading & Paving, LLC
210 N. 3rd Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873
Justin Hays (863) 781-0252
DC # 158*17*7869
(863) 448-1098
(863) 582-9262 (fax)


Complete Site Development, Asphalt Paving,
Grading, Shell Base, Driveways, Culverts
*NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL*
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Joe L.Dawis
I N C.,RE A L T 0 R S

JOE L. DAVISI R
;8 I(863) 773-2128
R REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Sandy Larrison
(863) 832-0130
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs
pasture & native land. Roomy Bring your canoe and camper!
2000, 3BR/2BA MH w/1809SF Secluded 5 acs of native,
living, 3855SF total w/carport wooded land close to Wauchula
& porches& Large shed, dog has deeded access to the beau-
pens. NOW $259,000! tiful Peace River. Great recre-
ation and investment property!
Two 6+ ac tracts, paved rd, deed nation and investment property!
restrictions, beautiful home- $90,000!
sites. $20,000/ac! Equestrian's dream: Out-
PRICE REDUCED! Two standing 4BR/4BA-new const-
parcels w/200+ft Peace River CB home, 10 acs & horse
frontage & city water & sewer. barn. Open floor plan, 2 fire-
ONE:1.14 ac, zoned R-1(can places, and large back porch.
accommodate 4 homesites). $495,000! Close to Hwy 66 on
TWO:1.06ac, zoned R-l Johnson Rd!
(includes a 0.35 ac lot, together 27 ac Hanlin grove in E
can accommodate 4-homesites). Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
NOW $40,000 each OR $75,000 Lots of mature oak trees make
for both! this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
Two-story charmer, 4BR/3BA, site. Very close to Wauchula
3000SF, central A/C, privacy & Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fenced backyard, & out build- fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
ings for storage. Corner lot in allows for residential, pasture
Bowling Green. $158,000! for cattle/horses, or farmland.
DEVELOPMENT OR RECRE- $168,000!
ATION! Beautiful pines & pas- 97 ac ranch in the heart of
tureland, 170.8 acs Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
w/over 1/2 mile paved rd barns, cattlepens, fencing &
frontage. Located at Wauchula- ponds. Entertain in the unique
Myakka Rd & SR 64 in 5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Manatee Co. $3,875,000! Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
PRICE REDUCED! Private pine paneling & beams, garden
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag tubs, in-g round pool.
exemption, pond, some woods, 91,000
4" well. Accessed by easement INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
from county rd. NOW MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
$160,000! SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
Homesite or investment! 1.5 ac $500,000!
lot in Okeechobee. $30,000! Come relax on this beautiful
Ready for your new home! wooded 52 acs. Easy access
Three 5 ac tracts, paved rd w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
frontage, W Hardee Co. Listed Co. $780,000!
for $100,000 each! Make your Beautiful, high & dry, fenced
offer today. Owners motivated! 13 acs w/2" well. Murphy Rd,
Stellar location! 10 ac Val W Hardee Co. $14,500/ac!
grove on SR 62 has 6" well, Grove, homesite or investment!
diesel power unit, drain tile & 10 ac E/M grove in Ft Green
micro-jet irrigation. Also fronts area has well, micro-jet irriga-
Moye Rd. $150,000! tion, power unit. $140,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.. .............781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WALICHiULA, FL 3387.1
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Lonestar
ConsT1ctionh. Cor -.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Fax 863-773-9865
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8B The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


The


Classifieds-


PIANO FOR SALE Beautiful
Yamaha studio piano, tremen-
dous tone quality, gorgeous cher-
ry cabinet. Fantastic deal and a
wonderful Christmas present.
773-4480. 9:27-10;4p
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
The whole purpose of
education is to turn mirrors
into windows,
-Sydney J. Harris


3/2 IN CHARLIE CREEK, $59,900.
863-412-8932. Carol's Realty.
9:27c
16 WIDE MH SALE. 767-8822.
Excellent shape. 9:20tfc


SMALL BREED homebased
groomer, 16 years experience.
773-4908. 9:27p
LOOKING FOR A HOME for 2
Beagles, asking $100 both. Call
Alicia Baker, 767-8900.
9:20-10:18p


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
cl9:20,27c

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
PAY RATE: $19,807.56 ($9.53) $27,304.94 ($13.13)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge
Department. Applicants must have some knowledge
of the general maintenance trades. Ability to perform
heavy manual labor.
Must have High School Diploma or GED
Valid FL Class B CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms post-
ed on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit Applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL
33873. Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154.
Open until filled.
EOE-F/M/V. 9:27c


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APARM

637 South 5th
Wauchula, FL 3
Office: (863) 77S

. 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile
Living Room & Dining Room
Washer & Dryer Hookups L
Volleyball court State of the
2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR ap

Rent starts at $454 pE
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Stop in and see
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Floors in Kitchen; |
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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


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


4335 DIXIANA DRIVE BOWLING GREEN
3 acres with clean home
3 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms
Central Air & Heating, City water/sewer
Big kitchen, dinning room, living room
Storage room, porch, extra buildings
Close to New School College Golf Course

Room to build
Realtors & builders welcome

Home with' 1 acre $159,000
Home with 3 acres $279,000
Back 2 acres on Spruce Street,
made up of 5 building lots $125,000

Contact Roberto on 863.398.7791 or
owner/Broker 863.559.3404
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USA Heavy Duty Starters
and Alternators in stock!
Cummings and Detroit
Engines.
>'USA
INDUSTRIES

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


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306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Bowling Green Flea Market
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RIPE AVOCADOS for sale.
5/$2.00. 311 Carlton, Wauchula.
9:27-10:4p


DISASSEMBLED 10'x35' RV,
Florida room. $1,500 OBO. Call
245-8701 John. 9:27-10:4c


azalea apartments
Now accepting applications!
S2, & 3 Bedroom dpts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric. cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants '
Handicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863)375-4138
iMonday Friday9:00 AM. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity
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25x25x9
Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
H S1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795

30x35x9
Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia, e.
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab*..-
$20,295 *-:.:- :
Up to 40'Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
- 16 Designer Colors
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 9512300
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Mobile Ph: 781-4460


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Mikey Colding
Realtor
(863) 781-1698


Dane Hendry
(8 6 Realtor
S (863) 381-2769


An Independently OwnedBroferage
* 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 DETAILS.
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Carl's Recycling

will be OPEN
on Oct. 1,2007
Improvements not finished.
Still using scales at landfill Cash for scrap.





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Classifieds


TRAVEL TRAILER, new tires, a/c,
$2,500 OBO. 773-6616, 773-4567,
445-0915. 8:30-9:27p


HOUSE FOR RENT 4/1 Wauchula,
$800 monthly, large yard. 786-
251-2038. 9:27p
FURNISHED 3 BED, 1 bath, new
mobile home in the country. Very
nice place. 1st, last and $500
security deposit to move in.
$750/mo. 941-286-0664 or 863-
735-0316. 9:27p


3 BR/ 2 Bth MH, rent $700 mo.
767-8822. 9:20tfc
****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
3/2 DUPLEX FOR RENT in
Bowling Green, $800 month plus
$800 deposit. 443-2903. 8:30tfc


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
-Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Cull now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll I'ree
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.




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C Your Home


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


Call Billy Hill

781-1062 /

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S This home or you!
Beautiful oak shaded bedroom 1 bath
frame home. Very clos i W Some tongue and
groove knotty pine. C air. Only $115,000








*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
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.

Director of Social Services-Bachelor's Degree in
SSocial Work of Human Services required. 1 year social
work experience in a health care setting with long-term
care exp. preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE. c19:27tfc


E MOVE.I -1 N SPE E CIAL -*
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
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


MOBILE HOME with Florida room
and carport, fully furnished, quiet
neighborhood, $550 monthly,
$300 deposit plus utilities. 781-
2840, located in Zolfo Springs.
9:27p
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


Sue Birge (863) 781-3536 i l





Please view all my listings at:
suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
NEW: 3BR/2Ba, pool, updated kitchen, great room, fireplace
$189,900.
20 Ac. PopAsh $17,500.00 ac. 24.28 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.
1 & 2 Acre tracts available... Call for information.
7.50 acres on Hwy 17 near College. Call for information. c19:27c



B N E 'REPAIR ll 11& A RP




"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAYI"f

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

This business is FOR SALE
L Call 375-4440 for details.

5 05 N* G e 3 -
Open M n-S f :00-5:0


Good Shepherd Hospice
a division o LitPa Ho.scs and Pal.Have Ca-
Initfaly Licened In 1984
Nursing opportunities
are available now for:
* RN
Step/Per Diem, days.
Wauchula area.
* RN
Sat./Sun. New admissions.
* LPN
Step/Per Diem, 12a-8a.
For consideration,
please fax resume to:
(863) 616-2536
or apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and Click on Career Opportunities
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GUN CABINETS
USA Made,
Solid Oak, Pine,
863-385-2324
Sofa Gallery, Inc.-
Sebring



In stock now.
Click on Furniture,
Accessories, (
Then Gun Cabinets. I


JIM'S PAINTING -- house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
9:27-10:25p
CLEANING SERVICE Will clean
home or office, inside/outside.
Hourly or by job. 863-735-1579
Caroline. 9:27-10:25p


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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


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


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

S773-4478
Complete Tree Service
S-. Bobcat Service
,. Crane Service
S', Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
Commercial Property zoned C-2 behind Peace Valley Motel. 3 apt
unit needs completion. $60,000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
Concrete block 3BR/lBth large fenced corner lot. 804 S. 9th Ave.
Asking $69,300.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind Woman's
Club. Zoned Historic. C-1, access on 3 sides, only $S9,900 reduced
$46,900.



ISTEVE SENN


| GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


HELP WANTED
DETENTION DEPUTY
$33,00000 $38,11000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
Florida Certified Correction Officers. Applicants
must possess a current certification in Corrections
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Commission. Applicants must success-
fully complete the personnel selection process set
forth by the Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office at 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If other accommodations are necessary, call the
Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 to make arrange-
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10B The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


It is dangerous to be right in matter on which the established
authorities are wrong.



HARDEE VERTICAL BLINDS
Custom Made Vertical, Mini & Wood Blinds
FREE IN HOME ESTIMATES


Lucy Reyes, owner
Hwy 17 North
Cobb Storage #10
Wauchula, FL 33873
FREE Installation


Cell: (863) 273-0125
(863) 773-2477


~ Se habla espahol
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**REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE**
3 bedroom/2bath frame home. Vinyl fenc-
ing, large above ground pool, 16x16 deck,
large lot, new windows throughout, new
roof, mostly remod-
eled. ;-
Asking $130,000 r. .$- I_
being offered "as-is" -
7730743 .
leave message '-~ ,, .







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


www.floresrealty.net


Lisa Douglas


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3BR New Home just completed-Central Air & Heat CB
w/carport. Large lot-sewer & water-Appliances included-
All for $135,000.

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.

Acreage with 2 story home New appliances Near a creek.
Front porch faces the Sunset Well maintained -
Central air/heat $189,000
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 i,:, Ir.e 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.
Visit at 365 Old Dixie llighway-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
In town-Close to Schools, Hospital and Doctor's offices-4BR
2BA CB home-Central air/heat-Reduced $179,000
Enjoy the Fall Garden on this big acre and live in this 3BR
home on a paved road close to town-Now Reduced to $127,900
Now being finished in Bowling Green-3BR 2BA CB home with
carport-Large lot-Excellent financing $152,000
2BR 2BA CB home in Wauchula Hills-2 lots-corner loca-
tion-Only $74,900
Over 1300 sq. ft. of living area in this 3BR 2BA home
on one acre. $135,000
Two New Homes on Church Avenue in Bowling Green looking
for new owners.
New Homes in Wauchula, Zolfo Springs and Bowling Green.
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
Our lisitngs are on the Internet.
e Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
EQUAL HOUSm
oPPOR .N.. 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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THOMAS LAWN CARE Lawn
mowing, tree trimming, pressure
cleaning, edging. Lic.-Ins. 863-
474-1385 or 157*185*15627.
9:27-10:25p
WILL DO IRONING in my home.
375-2325, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
9:27-10:25p
CLEAN CUT LAWN CARE & pres-
sure washing. Call for free esti-
mates. 781-5533. 9:20-10:18p
A&P's COMMERCIAL CLEANING
- Licensed, dependable, honest.
References available. Call after 4
p.m. 781-4323. 9:20-10:18p
BULL DOZER WORK, large or
small. 863-781-1478. 9:20-10:18p
COULD YOU USE help with your
cleaning needs. If so call 863-201-.
2159. I'm licensed. 9:13-10:11p
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
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 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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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
rAO


7:18tfc


ATTENTIONI 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.
dh
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

Some have been though
brave because they were
afraid to run away.


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing*
Shell Clay *Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


Special
Tandam A.\le Load
I 14.16). rdzI
$ 1 00/Load
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FilldTop Soln H .rd Pari
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DRASTICALLY REDUCED!


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
The Lord your God is with
you; He is mighty to save. He
will take great delight in you;
He will quiet you with His
love; He will rejoice over you
with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

FRIDAY
For you are sons of God
now; the live, permanent
Word of the living God has


CHINA, GLASSWARE, antiques,
dining sets, golf clubs & balls. Fri.
& Sat. 205 S. 8th Ave., Wauchula.
9:27p
1760 DENA CIRCLE, Golfview. Fri.
& Sat., 7-? 9:27p
SATURDAY ONLY! 7 a.m. noon,
3255 SR 64 West, Zolfo Springs.
9:27p
SATURDAY Hwy. 62. Lots of
items, Avon products. 9:27p
SAT. WED., BEDS lots all sizes,
10% off single & full/twin wood
bunk beds. Come in and register
for king bed drawing on Oct. 3.
Edna's Place. 9:25tfc
HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, 7
a.m. 2 p.m., 219 S. 10th Ave,
Wauchula, furniture, clothes, toys
and household goods. (New
HopeBaptist Youth Fundraiser).
9:27p
SUPER YARD SALE Friday &
Saturday, 8-?, holiday/home
decor, men/women's clothes,
etc., much, much more, too much
to list. 410 Orange Ave. off of
West Main. 9:27p
FRIDAY ONLY 5016 Willow Ave.,
-Bowling Green. Kitchen items,
large mens pants, misc. 9:27p


given you His own indestruc-
tible heredity.
I Peter 1:23 (PME)

SATURDAY
But You'll welcome us with
open arms when we run for
cover to You. Let the party
last all night! Stand guard
over our celebration. You are
famous, God, for welcoming
God-seekers, for decking us
out in Your delight!
Psalm 5:11-12 (ME)
SUNDAY
(Jesus said), "I know your
works, your toil and your
patient endurance ... I know
you have not grown weary...
To him who conquers I will
grant to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the paradise of
God."
Revelation 2:2a,3b,7b (KJV)
MONDAY
Whoever listens to what is
taught will succeed, and
whoever trusts the Lord will
be happy. The wise are
known for .their understand-
ing. Their pleasant words
make them better teachers.
Proverbs 16:20-21 (NCV)

TUESDAY
The next day he (John the
Baptist) saw Jesus coming
toward him, "Look," he said,
"there is the Lamb of God; it
is He who takes away the sin
of the world... This is God's
Chosen One, the Son of
God."
John 1:29,34 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord is wonderfully good
to those who wait for Him, to
those who seek for Him. It is
good to both hope and wait
quietly for the salvation of the
Lord . For He does not
enjoy afflicting men and
causing sorrow.
Lamentations 3:22-23,33 (7"LB)


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


3/2 CBS, 1662 sq. ft. heated living.,space, complete-
ly renovated, tile & wood floors, new roof, new A/C
unit, new kitchen & baths, large screen room, beau-
tiful lot, Riverview Heights Subdivision, Wauchula


0oered a $152,900
By Call For Appointment
O 1er (863) 234-2234
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5 & 8 AC. Arcadia
$120,000
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* 14 ac. on Terrell and Kazen, $25,000/ac.-UNDER CONTRACT
* 2 story, 3BR/2BA on Bell St., large yard. $115,000
* 3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
* 4.86 acres, Ed Wells Rd., 3 wells, 2 drives, on paved road,
wooded & cleared. $115,000
* 1 acre, paved road, close to town, Wauchula. $35,000
* 274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River, owner asking $15,000/acre. cl9:27c


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


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income pro- BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
during nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2
1800 frontage. $832,000. Baths with 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgrad-
ed appliances with wood and tile flooring.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Reduced Price: $174,500
Road with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB
home with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
for a nursery. $579,000. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located
in Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING with custom quality workmanship. Includes
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses fireplace, personal clothes valet, outside
or recreational purposes. Great place to relo- showers, large custom workshop and more.
cate your mobile home and family! Owner $289,000.
motivated to sell! Reduced to Only $65,000. REDUCED!! This 4/2 with double carport has
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500 many extras including a Large Den/Game
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect Room and two wood burning fireplaces.
site for your Dream Home. Located on CR 665 Owner motivated to sell. Now Asking $175,000.
near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract. PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE. This 6.15 acres of
Owner says "SELL IT!!! land is located on beautiful Peace River.
Canoe, camp or build your own vacation
WANTED!! WANTED!! home. May not last long at list price of
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Zoning Issues Overwhelm Commission


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Non-conforming lots in
Wauchula Hills continue to
cause headaches for the Hardee
County Commission.
A half dozen issues occupied
the commission for over an
hour at last week's commis-
sion/zoning meeting.
The first was one of those
routine temporary special use
permits which allow someone
to put a mobile home on a prop-
erty so someone can be near
enough to care for an elderly
relative. In this case, a son is
building a home nearby but
needs to be near his father until
that construction is completed.
Temporary special use permits
have a limit of two years.
Next up was a. variance to the
setbacks for a mobile home on a
.14-acre lot. The property is a
corner lot fronting on both
Petteway and Hancock roads,
which normally would require
30-foot setbacks. There is 34
feet toward Hancock but much
less on the Petteway side. The
request was to lower that set-
back to 10 feet but reconfigur-
ing of the steps will allow this
to be 14. The rear setback is not
20 feet and the request is for
eight.
An aerial photo shows many
of the small lots in that
Wauchula Hills subdivision do
not meet current setbacks. In
fact, several seem to be on or
over their neighbor's property
line. "They are all too small,
and it will be a gradual process
to correct them all. When a
mobile home is replaced it has
to meet appropriate setbacks,"
said Planning and Zoning
Director Nick Staszo.
Rosalba Reyna, owner of the
large property to the east which
faces on U.S. 17, said she has
been trying to sell that property


and prospective buyers are con-
cerned about the closeness of
the nearest mobile homes.
There already is one on a lot
there, placed without a vari-
ance. We were not asked about
that. We object to this vari-
ance."
Staszko said the first one was
_-'proved by a building official'
using a different interpretation
of the setbacks. He said it is a
process to educate owners and
developers in that area about
setbacks. "We try to exercise
judgment and work with these
folks."
In this instance, owner James
Hill said, "My intention is not
to hurt anyone. The two adja-
cent lots were my dad's home-
stead but they were destroyed
by Hurricane Charley. We bet-
tered the county by cleaning up
the debris and improving the
properties. If we had let those
torn-up houses there, it would
have made the other properties
of less value."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said "We wish we could correct
all this. We do the best we can
do. It is better than letting that
property lay there unusable."
Commissioner Dale Johnson
added, "I know the neighbor
doesn't like it, but I agree with
Mr. Bryant." The variance to
the setbacks was approved 5-0.
The setback variance for
another Torrey Oaks golf course
subdivision lot was approved.
. Reconfiguring the subdivision
to account for wetlands made
irregular-shaped lots. The
change for the front setback
from 30 to 20 feet and rear from
25 to 15 was approved.
Staszko said he would be
coming back with a blanket cor-
rection for all the existing and
new homes proposed in that
subdivision.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Sept. 20, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 12,415 com-
pared to 12,950 last week and 12,208 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: com-
pared to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00
lower, feeder steers and heifers under 400 pounds 1.00 to 3.00.
lower, over 400 p.Ounds steJdy to 1.00 lower.
. .* 3 .
Feeder Steers: Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-180.00
300-400 lbs., 117.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs., 105.00-130.00.


Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 119.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-129.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-115.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 43.00-
47.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-
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"It should have been a
Planned Unit Development
(PUD) to start with," comment-
ed Bryant. "I agree, but let's get
it out of the way and get on with
it," said Commissioner Gordon
Norris.
The final three items on the
zoning agenda all concerned the
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation's plan to place
two 12-bed adult congregate
living facilities (ACLF) on 10.3
acres at the intersection of
Petrenko Road and the jog on
Johns Road. FINR will recon-
'struct it to a three-way intersec-
tion to make' it safer for every-
one using those roads as well as
their staff.
Called WINNR (Wauchula
Integrated Network For
Neurologic Rehabilitation), the
two units will be residences for
brain-injured residents needing
more long-term care than is
normally provided at the Rehab
Center off Vandolah Road. The
company also has recently com-
pleted a transitional complex
off South Florida Avenue oppo-
site the hospital for those
preparing to go back to their
homes or communities.
A small-scale Comprehen-
sive Plan future land use map
amendment, a rezone from
Agricultural-I to Public-Institu-
tional, and a variance were all
approved for the property. It
was noted that an eight-bed
ACLF that had been on the
property for years had been
destroyed by a fire there.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved a request to
delete two chapters of the
Purchasing Manual, as that
department no longer handles
sale of fixed assets or inventory
of the county's property.
County Manager Lex
Albritton explained the state
mandate called GASB 34 (part
of the Governmental Account-
ing and Financial Reporting
Standards) developed several
years ago. The county's audi-
tors, NCT Group, recommend-
ed that the county prepare a
capital assets policy manual and
procedures to comply with
GASB 34.
For the past four years, Julie
Doner, fixed asset specialist
with the office of management
and budget, has methodically
been recording the- increasing
investment the county has in
land and improvements, build-
ings and renovations to them,
equipment (vehicles, machin-
ery, computers, furniture, etc.)
and infrastrucutre (roads,
bridges, culverts, sewer or water
lines, sidewalks, road signage,
etc.), to inventory them, assess
the value and determine depre-
ciation of them.
The inventory has to be
updated by Sept. 30 each year to
show the appreciation or depre-
ciation and life expectancy of


each asset. The commission
approved the Capital Asset
Policy Manual and capital asset
procedures.
appointed Mike Thomp-
son to the Planning and Zoning
Board to replace Tommie
Underwood, who recently
resigned. The Zolfo Springs res-
ident has been the owner/opera-
tor of Orange Enterprises Inc.
since 1985. The 42-year-old
Thompson is a 1985 Hardee
High graduate.
declined to pay the $480
fee for Norris to attend a build-
ing and zoning school in Tampa,
although he offered to pay his
own room .and board. Nqrris
said with all the zoning issues
arising, he wanted to be as
informed as possible. Other
commissioners said it was a
tight budget year to pay it out of
the county budget.
learned that commission-
ers Bryant and Nick Timmer-
man and Albritton would go to
Sarasota on Friday (Sept. 21) at
the request of U.S. Senator
Nelson to discuss U.S. 17 four-
laning.
approved change orders
for the Wauchula Hills subdivi-
sion water/sewer line project.
Albritton said one issue was the
jack-and-bore in places along
U.S. 17 as required by the state
road department and another
was adding lines to more resi-'
dences.
The project time limit was
extended to December because
of rain days. Once extending the
lines to 25 residences, it
increased to 50 and will add
more to finish with about 80.
These connections and related
roadwork still have to be com-
pleted.


Cat Tales
By Jan Beckley
Zolfo Springs Elementary Principal


GOOD NEWS!
We are an Awesome "A" school!
The Florida school grade was awarded based on the progress
our third- through fifth-grade students have made during the past
year, as measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Zolfo Springs Elementary School ranked the highest in overall
school grade points out of 51 schools in the Heartland Educational
Consortium, which is comprised of six counties.
Our schoolwide percentages listed here are for students, in
grades three-five scoring on grade level and above: reading, 78 per-
cent; math, 82 percent; writing, 85 percent; and science, 45 percent.
We are also proud of the good foundation our primary students get
in preparation for entering third grade. In grades K-2, reading
equaled 68 percent and math, 68 percent.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The push is on both nationally and in Florida to fight obesity
in children. The Florida Legislature has mandated that 150 minutes
of PE be provided for students each week. Therefore, in addition to
children at ZSES receiving two PE classes each week at 40 minutes
each, teachers will be supervising an additional 15 minutes of PE
each day. These 15 minutes may be filled with outdoor/indoor exer-
cise, nutrition/health lessons, and other physical fitness activities.
Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.

SNACKS
Parents are asked to send only healthy snacks with the children
to school. These may include fruit, crackers, cheese sticks, granola
bars, water, fruit juice and much more. Please do not send items
like cookies, candy, potato chips or hot fries/Cheetos or sweet
drinks. Contact your child's teacher if you have a question about. a
healthy snack. There may be special occasions in the classroom
which can include candy or other sweet snacks.

ADVISORY COUNCIL
Our School Advisory Council will have its first meeting next
Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.

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Florida Hospitals Getting New Leader


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The longtime tenure of
Florida Hospitals' John Harding
is coming to an end.
His replacement will arrive in
about two weeks.
Harding, who has been the
chief executive and president, of
Florida Hospital's Heartland
Division, had announced in
June his plans to take a new
position, the challenge of estab-
lishing the new $121 million
hospital in Wesley Chapel.
Coming aboard is Tim Cook,
currently CEO for the Adventist
La Grange Memorial Hospital
in the Chicago suburbs. "Our
family has been richly blessed
in the Chicago suburbs and we
will miss the wonderful people
and work there. But, God has
opened up an opportunity in the
Heartland and we are embrac-
ing it with open hearts and open
arms," said Cook in behalf of
his wife Vivian and children
Jake, 14, Justin 12 and Julia 7.
"I am ever conscious these
are God's hospitals and take
that very seriously, as we seek
to serve others through his heal-
ing ministry," continued Cook.
During his 13 years in the
midwest, Cook's accomplish-
ments included integrating a
combined inter-hospital struc-
ture for outpatient rehabilita-
tion, expanding the pediatric
rehab program, initiating the
mobile PET scan program,
overseeing the construction of a
new patient care center at La
Grange and helping cultivate a
renewed commitment to service
excellence in his hospital.
"Tim has been a great asset to
Adventist Midwest Health for
the past 13 years, and we are
looking forward to utilizing his
dynamic abilities here in our
Heartland_ Division," said
Michael Schultz, CEO of


Cook
Adventist Health Care System's
Florida Division.
"In addition to a proven busi-
ness record of continually
improving both Gallup patient
satisfaction and employee en-
gagement scores, he infuses a
unique passion and energy for
our mission of extending
Christ's healing ministry," con-
cluded Schultz.
"In my visits to Florida
Hospital Heartland, I was very
impressed with the accomplish-
ments of John Harding and his
team. I consider it a great honor
to work with such a fine team
and will continue to build on
the strong foundation that they
have already built," said Cook.
Under Harding's leadership,
Florida Hospital-Wauchula be-
came the first Critical Access
hospital in Florida, one of only
11 so named. He brought an
mobile MRI to serve Wauchula
and provide a canopy for it,
Under way are several reno-
vations to the hospital built in
1969, which closed and re-
opened when Florida Hospital
(then known as Walker) in
1993. It officially became
Florida Hospital-Wauchula in
1995.
The $1 million renovations
include installation of a new air


Harding
conditioning system, purchase
of a $36,000 Hewitt-Packard
portable diagnostic imaging (x-
ray) machine to offer faster,
more comfortable service to
patients, and a major change to
the Emergency Room, increas-
ing it to 12 beds, a separate
entrance and waiting room and
new equipment.
Physician recruitment contin-
ues, with general practice
physicians Dr. Joseph Toulouse
and Dr. Kathleen Welch-Wilson
now at the Hardee Family
Medicine Center across Carlton
Street from the hospital.
The 25-bed hospital offers
24-hour state-of-the-art emer-
gency room service with car-
diac monitors, a ventilator and a
24-hour hospitalist (an on-site
physician trained specifically in
in-patient and emergency care.
The 25 beds can be medical
or transitional care, including a
post-acute rehabilitation unit
for therapy after a stroke, heart
attack or surgery such as hip
replacement.
Plans for a new two-story
hospital complex on the 17.4
acres Florida Hospital pur-
chased north of K.D. Revell
Road are on hold. See related
article on page C-I)


Volleyball Playing Tough


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat volleyball
squads are getting harder and
harder to beat, even though they
are facing equally difficult
opponents.
. Although they lost to Bartow
and DeSoto last week, it wasn't
for lack of trying, but more
because of the expertise of the
year-round players they face.
This week Hardee takes to
the road, going to Palmetto on
Tuesday and Braden River
today (Thursday). Next week,
Hardee gets a visit from
Sebring on Tuesday and travels
to Sarasota Booker on Thurs-
day. On Saturday, Oct. 6, there
is a junior varsity tournament at
Bartow.
After a five-match weekend
tournament, the Hardee varsity
girls had a visit from Bartow
last Monday. The Lady 'Cats
play against Bartow was much
improved from its 25-6, 25-16
tournament lost to the Lady
Jackets.
After a 1-1 tie, Hardee fell
behind Bartow 9-2 in the open-
ing game. But strong serving by
Krystin Robertson brought
Hardee to a 9-9 tie. It was knot-
ted again at 10-10, 13-13 and
14-14 as Hardee battled for
every point, before dropping
the first game 25-19.
Senior Megan White got
Hardee going in the second
game, but it was quickly tied


and Bartow forged ahead 6-3. A
Kember Townsend kill gave the
point to Hardee. Robertson
serves got it to 7-5. Lady Jacket
Terah Tagaca reeled off a few
points and Lady Wildcat
Chelsey Steedley answered in
kind.
Gradually, Bartow flew in
front 19-12, but service came
around to Robertson and the
'Cats were down by only four,
22-18. Tagaca and Brandice
Brown closed it out for another
25-19 win.
Game three was more one-
sided as Hardee's weariness
showed and Bartow won the
game 25-12 and the best-of-five
match 3-0.
Head coach Ken Leupold was
not displeased with his team's
effort after the five hard match-
es they had played in the week-
end tournament. Their improve-
ment over the Bartow squad
also had him excited.
Thursday games against
undefeated and top-ranked dis-
trict opponent DeSoto showed
Hardee's improvement in the
four weeks between matches.
Hardee lost 25-14, 25-23, 25-
11, but "defense was much bet-
ter as was our hustle. We still
missed too many serves, espe-
cially at important points in the
match.
"But we were 24 points better
over the three games than the
last time we played them.
Amber (Steedley) and Marissa


(Hall) passed very well, Krystin
(Robertson) had six kills,
Kember (Townsend) five and
Katie (Rogers) and Marissa
each three. Krystin, Megan and
Marisa Shivers led the servers,
serving for seven or more
points each.
The Hardee JV team has also
been improving. In the best-of-
three format they play, they
pushed Bartow to the limit last
Monday. They lost the first
game 25-21, but came back to.
win the second 25-15.
The third game has a 15-point
limit. The teams jockeyed for
the lead, tied at 3-3, 4-4 and 6-
6, again at 9-9 and 10-20. With
Esmeralda Martinez serving,
Hardee came from down three
points to again tie the game at
13-13. Unfortunately, Bartow
picked up the final two points
for the 15-13 win.
"We are steadily learning our
positions and playing as a team.
The more they play, the better
they get. They played a good
match. They are learning the
responsibilities of each position
and doing good work.
"We are scoring more playing
as a team, doing everything to
grow. By the end of the season,
we will be the team to reckon
with," said coach Barbara
Leupold.
Against well-schooled and
experienced DeSoto on Thurs-
day, it was a lopsided loss, 25-9,
25-12.


STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PERMIT REVISION


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of a permit revision [Permit No
FL0040177; PA File No. FL0040177-019-IWIS/RA] for CF Industries, Inc., for Hardee
Phosphate Complex 11-South Pasture Mine (2220 Mine View Road, Bowling Green, Hardee
County, Florida 33834), which discharges excess process wastewater and -stormwater via
Outfalls D-004 and D-005. Outfall D-004 discharges excr-ss process wastewater and
stormwater into Shirttail Branch, which flows into Payne Creek, then into the Peace River.
Outfall D-005 discharges excess process wastewater and stormwater into Doe Branch,
which flows into Payne Creek, then into the Peace River.

This permit revision only authorizes the construction and subsequent operation, after
receipt of Department approval of a new 373-acre sand/clay mix settling area (SCMA)
designated as W-5, located west and southwest of existing SCMAs W-1 and W-4
respectively. Construction will include 16,000 lineal feet of earthen containment dams with
a minimum crest elevation of 150 feet NGVD embankment at a maximum water elevation
of 145 feet NGVD. The proposed SCMA W-5 will receive sand/clay slurry via a
pressurized pipeline positioned along the perimeter embankments. Two decant spillway
structures, located near the northeast corner, will discharge clarified water into the newly
constructed below-grade return water ditch system, located along the north wall of W-5,
which will be connected to the existing return hydraulic ditch along the west side of W-1,
Phase I.
The facility is located within a portion of Section 33, Township 33S, Range 23E in Hardee
County and at


Latitude: 27 35' 00" N


Longitude: 81 55' 20" W


The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing
is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or all parties reach a
written agreement on mediation as an alternative remedy under section 120.573 before the
deadline for filing a petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a
hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement The procedures for petitioning for a
hearing are set forth below, followed by the procedures for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision of
the Department may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with sections
1.20.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department of Environmental Protection,
Office of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-3000. Petitions must be filed within fourteen days of publication of this
public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of intent, whichever occurs
must mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition (or a request for mediation, as discussed
below) within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to
request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-5.207 of the Florida Administrative Code.

A petition must contain the following information:

(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the Department permit
identification number and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located;

(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department action;

(d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any;

(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
Department action;

(f) A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the Department action; and

(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the
petitioner wants the Department to take.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the final action of the Department may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the Department on the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth
above.

Any person may elect to pursue mediation by reaching a mediation agreement with all
parties to the proceeding (which includes the Department and any person who has filed a
timely and sufficient petition for a hearing) and by showing how the substantial interests of
each mediating party are affected by the action or proposed action of the Department. The
agreement must be filed in (received by) the Department of Environmental Protection,
Office of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, by the same deadline as set forth above for the filing of a petition.

The agreement to mediate must include the following: -
(a) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any persons who may attend the
mediation;

(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the mediator selected by the parties, or a
provision for selecting a mediator within a specified time;

(c) The agreed allocation of the costs and fees associated with the mediation;

(d) The agreement of the parties on the confidentiality of discussions and documents
introduced during mediation;

(e) The date, time, and place of the first mediation session, or a deadline for holding the
first session, if no mediator has yet been chosen;

(f) The name of each party's representative who shall have authority to settle or
recommend settlement;

(g) Either an explanation of how the substantial interests of each mediating party will be
affected by the action or proposed action addressed in this action or a statement clearly
identifying the petition for hearing that each party has already filed, and incorporating
it by reference; and
(h) The signatures of all parties or their authorized representatives.

As provided in section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to
mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by section 120.569 and 120.57 for requesting
and holding an administrative hearing. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the
mediation must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If
mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a
final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by such a modified final decision of the Department have a right to petition *
for a hearing only in accordance with the requirements for such petitions set forth above,
and must therefore file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice. If
mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all
parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under section 120.569 and 120.57
remain.available for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that
then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two
statutes.

The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the State of Florida, Department
of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, Phosphate
Management Program, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926.
Phone (813) 632-7600, extension 138 or 158 for an appointment. 9:27c










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Florida Hospital Wauchula


Hosted Community Meeting


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A hospital presentation and
dinner were held Tuesday, Sept.
18, at the First Baptist Church
of Wauchula for Florida
Hospital Wauchula. The event
was sponsored by the hospital
foundation board of directors.
Goals are emergency depart-
ment remodel, medical office
building and physician recruit-
ment.
The emergency room is being
remodeled and expanded within
the next nine months at a cost of
over $750,000, said hospital
administrator Linda Adler.
New family practice doctors
Joseph Toulouse and Kathleen
Welch Wilson were introduced.
They are based at the newly
renovated medical building
across from the hospital.
Other recent accomplish-
ments include a new canopy for
the mobile MRI, cardiac moni-
tors for the emergency room, a
preventative patient ventilator
machine, a machine to assess
patient vitals, 15 bedside chairs,
an HP Pagewriter ECG, 10
patient over-bed tables, 5
chairs, and six patient bedside
cabinets.
Florida Hospital Wauchula
offers the following services:
25 in-patient beds for medical
and transitional care, a hospital-
ist, post acute rehabilitation,
skilled nursing, pain manage-
ment, 24-hour emergency care,
and radiology/diagnostic imag-
ing.
Adler said Adventist Health
System has owned and operated
the local hospital for over 14
years.
John Harding, CEO and pres-
ident of Florida Hospital
Heartland Division for over
nine years, will be moving soon
to another assignment for
Adventist Health System in the
Pasco/Hillsborough area.
He said Florida Hospital
Wauchula was the first hospital
in the state to be designated
"critical access" and is one of
11 in Florida.
Harding said Adventist
Health donated the old
Thriftway Grocery building to
the City of Wauchula for a new
police station and city hall.
Adventist Health in 2003
bought 17.4 acres north of
Wauchula on the east side of
U.S. 17 for a future hospital site


if the county grew sufficiently
in population.
"We would like to build a
new hospital in Wauchula. It
would cost $30 million," said
Harding, who noted the county
has not grown enough to sup-
port a new hospital.
"We are a 501C3 non-profit
hospital. We do not pay taxes on
hospital-related expenses.
"The (Florida) hospital in
Hardee and Highlands counties
have $25 million in uncompen-
sated costs annually."
Harding said there needs to
be a "partnership" between
Adventist Heartland local gov-
ernment or private donors to
achieve a new hospital. He said
several years ago the Hardee
County Commission, respond-
ing to a crisis, agreed to give
$500,000 a year for two years to
Florida Hospital Wauchula. The
hospital wound Lip not needing
but about $375,000 for the first
year and none the second year,
he said.
Harding said 10 years ago the
county pledged up to $500,000
a year to help fund indigent care
for Hardee residents. That
money used to last about 12
months but now runs out in
about six months, he noted.
Harding said the hospital is
"strong."
Tim Slater, a partner in the
independent auditing firm of
KPMG, said Hardee's popula-
tion and income levels will not
financially justify a new
Wauchula hospital at this time.
In 2005 the median house-
hold income in Hardee County
was under $35,000 and 22 per-
cent below the the state aver-
age, said Slater.
He said hospital admissions
from Hardee County residents
in 2005 were 3,596. This is for
all hospitals. Florida Hospital
Wauchula for the past three
years has had a 9 to 11 percent
share of the market, ranging
from 320 to 370 admissions a
year.
Gross revenue to Florida
Hospital Wauchula is 70 per-
cent from Medicare, 13 percent
from Medicaid, 4 to 5 percent
from commercial, and 9 percent
from self-pay. This mix is
another indication of under-
funding to the hospital, he said.
"About 9 percent of Hardee
County residents who were


admitted to hospitals went to
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Nineteen percent drove 30 to 40
minutes to area hospitals, 45
percent drove 45 to 60 minutes,
11 percent an hour-plus, and 16
percent are listed as other drive-
times," said Slater.
The local hospital has 25
beds, and the average daily cen-
sus for patients is in the low
20s, he said.
"To support a new communi-
ty acute care hospital, Hardee
County would need 40,000 to
60,000 residents. The popula-
tion would need to be more than
that if median household
income remains 22 percent
below the state average," said
Slater.
He said in 2005 Hardee's
population was 28,326 and is
expected to rise to 29,269 in
2010 and 30,147 by 2015.
Slater said there were "rum-
blings" a year or two ago about
a new airport for Hardee
County and several thousand
new homes but those big pro-
jects have not materialized.
The projected market need
for hospital beds for Hardee in
2010 is 39 and in 2015, 38. The
projected average daily census
of patients is 29 in 2010 and 28
in 2015.
"Hardee County cannot sup-
port a new acute care hospital
by 2015," said Slater.
Harding said the expansion of
the local emergency room
should be completed by June
2008 and cost close to $1 mil-
lion.
He said the largest health care
reason in America is "lifestyle."
Many Americans eat too much,
do not exercise enough, drive
too fast, do not get enough
sleep, do not drink enough
water and practice unsafe sex.
"Kids today are getting dia-
betes at age 11. Too many peo-
ple are eating supersize meals
and not eating enough fruits and
vegetables. An. airlines report
indicated the average air pas-
senger in America weighs 10
pounds more today, causing
more fuel consumption and
health care costs."
Harding added that about 80
percent of health care costs are
spent in the final two years of
people's lives and that health
care reform in America is need-
ed.


From left are Florida Hospital Wauchula Foundation directors Norm Nickerson, Nell
Withers, Tanya Royal, Megan McKibben, John Negley, Joyce McLeod, and Jim Beckley.
Not in photo are foundation members Parker Keen, Doyle E. Carlton III, Laura White
and Pat Davis.




Sports. Schedule Se[t.. 27 Oct.I11-.*


Sept. 27 Cross Country Lake Placid
Boys Golf LP, LW
Swimming Avon Park
HJHS Softball Avon Park
Volleyball Booker
JV Football Fort Meade


Away 3:30 p.m.
HOME 4:00 p.m.
Away 5:00 p.m.
Away 4:30 p.m.
Away 6/7:30 p.m.
HOME 7:00 p.m.


Sept. 28 Varsity Football Lakewood Ranch HOME 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 HJHS Softball Lake Placid HOME 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 Boys Golf Avon Park HOME 3:30 p.m.
HJHS Football DeSoto HOME 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Sebring HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Boys Golf Lake Placid Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls Golf DeSoto Away .4:00 p.m.
Swimming Frostproof/Lake Placid HOME 4:30 p.m.
HJHS Softball DeSoto HOME 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Booker Away 6/7:30 p.m.
JV Football Sebring HOME 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 5 Cross Country Ridge Away 3:30 p.m.
Swimming Lake Placid Away 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Football Sebring Away 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Swimming Lake Placid Away 9100 a.m.
Boys Golf Lake Placid Away TBA
JV Volleyball Bartow Away TBA
Oct. 8 HJHS Softball Hill-Gustat Away 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 Boys Golf DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Football Avon Park HOME 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Santa Fe/Ridge HOME 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.


Oct. 11


Boys Golf
Girls Golf
HJHS Softball
Volleyball
JV Football


Frostproof
DeSoto
Sebring
Bartow
DeSoto


HOME
Away
HOME
Away
Away


3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6/7:30 p.m.
7:00 pm.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
From left are John Harding, CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Division, new Hardee
family practice doctors Joseph Toulouse and Kathleen Welch Wilson, and Linda Adler,
administrator of Florida Hospital Wauchula.


Hulbert

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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:
(Marching Group, Float, Car, Etc. If float please indicate the size of vehicle.)
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2C The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007




Schedule Of Weekly Services


:'.Printed as a Public Service

STh Herald'-Advocate
:Waucula, Fl6rida .

Deadline: Thuisday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

I CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
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 Palmetto St.
Church School ...............9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

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


If you come to a fork in the
road, take It.
-Yogi Berra


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico................6:30 p.m.

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
%Martin IL er King and Apostolic
Rd.
SuLjay Sc b l .....................10:00 a.m.
English Service ................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m..

CELEBRATION 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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
S807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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WAUCHULA

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 .................... 0:00 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
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ...... ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:15 p.m.
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.
Wednesday 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.........6:3Q-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bi-adenton Road
767-1010


JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning ............1...10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening .......... .7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ...................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ............7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH -
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........ ........ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ......11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State RAMdMEast
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Church Training .....H ............ 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ......... 7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'' & 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 am.
Worship Service ..... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US HIwy 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 Sundis .r.....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
CATHQLIC (HURCH
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 CHIlRCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


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WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fain. 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 .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship...................7:30 p.m.
.Saturday Worship .................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
EveningWorship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.'
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxetidine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


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 & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH' OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
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 ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School . ..............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Mprning Worship .......1......1:00 a.m.
Training Union .......'...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................:00 p.m.


It was Sunday, and a little boy
had a part in a church play. He
stood to his feet to quote a phrase
in Matthew 28:20, "Lo, I am with
you always."
But his tongue got twisted, and
he said, "Glow, I am with you
always"
We don't serve a coffined Christ
but a contemporary Christ. He's
not dead. He's alive.
He's loving with our hearts,
laboring with our hands, and living
inour lives.
He's turning our trials into
triumphs, our defeats into victo-
ries, and our gloom into gladness.
Like the boy said, "Glow, I am
with you always."


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September 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


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
Huge Skeleton Found In
Peace River Soil: The bones of
a huge pre-historic animal were
found in Peace River swamp
just east of the river, Tuesday,
by Allen Albritton, operator of
the dragline which is grading
for the new highway.
The new skeleton was uncov-
ered when the dragline struck
one of the leg bones. Further
digging with shovels uncovered
the hip bones of this huge ani-
mal, a tooth and some of the
backbone. It was determined to
be the skeleton of a mastodon.
Lester-Reif Hardware
Announces First Sale: Their
first sale is being announced
this week by C. A. Reif, presi-
dent of the Lester-Reif
Hardware Company, of
Wauchula. The sale is being
conducted to reduce the stock to
be removed into the fine new
building the company is to
occupy.
Mr. Reif states he has drasti-
cally cut prices on every article
in the store and many of them
are going at far below cost.
Wauchula Orchestra Faces A
Busy Season: The Florida
Federated Orchestra, composed
of the Wauchula Business and
Professional Women, faces a
busy winter season as numerous
engagements have been booked
for the next few months.
The orchestra will leave next
Friday for Tallahassee, where it
will attend a meeting of the
state executive board of the
Florida Business and Profes-
sional Women's clubs. From
there, the orchestra will go to
Jacksonville to attend a banquet
in its honor.
50 YEARS AGO
New Buyer To Operate Here:
A new produce concern will
operate at the Wauchula State
Farmers .Market this fall,
according to Market Manager
Milton Poucher. The Fort
Myers Packers, owned by Dan
Travis and Ralph Alvaraez, will
operate here. '!
It will be buying, packing and


shipping cucumbers and other
vegetables. The house here will
be managed by Horace Tindell,
who has been connected with
the firms Fort Myers operates.
Free Movie For Kids
Tomorrow: The Wauchula
Kiwanis Club will observe
National Kids Day tomorrow
by offering all Hardee County
children a free movie at the
Hardee Theatre, starting at
9:30.
Those who can are asked to
bring a can of some kind of
food for distribution at
Christmas to the needy families
of Hardee County. The food is
not necessary for admission.

Ona Girl Wins Cherry Pie
Contest: Kathleen Hodges,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Elver
Hodges, was the winner of the
cherry pie contest held
Wednesday at the local high
school.
Sue Pepper, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R.O. Pepper, was run-
ner-up. Kathleen will represent
Hardee County at the district
contest in Avon Park on Oct. 12.
25 YEARS AGO
Peace River Floods Again
This Year: The Peace River is
once again flowing out of its
banks in places in Hardee
County and was still rising
Tuesday. Most of the paved
road along the river in Pioneer
Park is underwater.
All of the camping areas
along the river have been
blocked off due to the over-
flowing river. The river also
overflowed and covered camp-
sites along the river earlier this
year in July.
Elementary School Library
Has 'Pumpkin Head' People".
The children of North Wau-
chula Elementary School are
happily enjoying the "pumpkin
head" family that sits in the
library reading books and actu-
ally talking to the students.
Library clerk Joni Crawford
began decorating the library
with the first pumpkin head
scarecrow. She persuaded R.C.
Weeks to be the voice and taped
messages and funny sayings
that could be played on a tape
recorder hidden under its chair.
Wildcats Scratch Blue


Streaks 21 To 13: Kenny
Pollock, Hardee tailback, put
the icing on the cake with a daz-
zling 55-yard sideline run in the
third quarter to put the Wildcats
in a 21 to 13 lead over the
Sebring Blue Streaks.
The contest was one of see-
saw vintage as both teams
played brilliantly at times and
showed mental mistakes at
most inopportune moments.
Both teams had trouble holding
onto the ball, but when it came
down to it Hardee had come out
ahead.
10 YEARS AGO
Goss Hits Hole-In-One: A
Wauchula teenager becaine the
youngest person to hit a hole-
in-one at a local course recently.
Hardee High soph Justin Goss,
son of Bill and Marilyn Goss of
Polk Road, sank his first hole-
in-one on the 155-yard 12th
hole on Sunday.
Open for about six years, and
recently expanded, the Torrey
Oaks Golf Course off U.S. 17
about three miles north of
Wauchula, was the site for the
teen's accomplishment. He
credits a set of golf clubs he got
for his birthday and a whole lot
of luck for his hole-in-one.
Farr Field Gets Facelift:
What's going on at Farr Field?
Right now it's in a growing pat-
tern, the culmination of several
weeks of work getting to that
stage. The work at Farr Field in
Wauchula began when the
Little League season finished.
A Little League committee
set out the process it would take
to restore the field. Chairing it
is league player-agent Steve
Hatton and equipment manag-
er-safety officer Vent Crawford.

DAR Witnesses Colonial Tea
Time Play: Members of the
Payne's Creek Chapter,
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution
(DAR), were recently enter-
tained by a play performed by
members of the Children of the
American Revolution.
The production, "Tea for
Felicity," was about a 9-year-
old girl growing up in the
American Colonies just before
the Americ4n Revolution.
Wearing period costumes, the
children brought history alive.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider for final approval Ordinances Number
2007-03 and 2007-04 at the regular City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
October 9, 2007 at City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida starting at 7:00
p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-03
An Ordinance of the City of Bowling Green, Florida providing a short title;
providing definitions of terms used in the ordinance, providing the defini-
tions, general authority, administration and jurisdiction, providing the man-
ner for handling requests for service and applications for service; provid-
ing for fees and charges; providing for connection fees; providing for the
construction of utility facilities; providing for special agreements; provid-
ing for separate classes of utility service; providing for mandatory con-
nections; providing for rules & regulations; providing for interest and liens
on unpaid charges; providing miscellaneous requirements and prohibi-
tions; providing compliance and enforcement requirements and proce-
dures; providing for severability; providing a repealer; Providing for liber-
al construction and an effective date.

ORDINANCE 2007-04
An Ordinance of the City of Bowling Green, Florida providing for defini-
tions, prohibitions; providing for manner, frequency and location of collec-
tion of garbage and trash; providing for fees, charges and manner of
billing; providing for severance; providing for liberal construction and con-
flicts; providing for an effective date.
Interested persons can appear and be heard on these Ordinances at the Commission
Meeting. Copies of this ordinance and background materials may be reviewed or
obtained at the office of the City Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at any meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for
such purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any per-
son with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate
in this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor
ATTESTED:
By: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
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Local Talk Show Gets


Ready For Fall Season


"Penny, Keeping It Real" is the name of a
television talkshow hosted by local resident
Penny Johnson. It is a Christian-based program
with a goal of reaching the unchurched commu-
nity.
"I don't want to be just another preaching pro-
gram. The world has heard enough preaching to
be saved a hundred times! What we need is real-
life people serving a real-life God, and over-
coming real- life problems," says Johnson.
"My goal is to draw the attention of the audi-
ence by just being myself and sharing the love
of Christ."
The show came about when Johnson, a pastor,
invited Marsha Yarbrough to speak at her church
in April 2003. Yarbrough is the "Praise The
Lord" coordinator for station TBN in
Jacksonville, where she has worked for the past
14 years.
In October of that same year, Johnson was
invited to be a guest speaker on the show. After
that, the two continued to stay in touch.
When Yarbrough started her own network,
she contacted Johnson and asked her to pray
about coming on board as a television minister.
In January of this year, Johnson met with the
network in Orlando and the details for the show
were discussed. In February, Johnson attended a
convention in Jacksonville; here the prices for
air time and time slots were chosen.
This May, "Penny, Keeping It Real" began to
air every Monday morning at 10 in northern
Florida. It is now on in Georgia as well. The
show is being seen by over 1.5 million viewers
weekly.
Recently Johnson made another trip to
Jacksonville, and Yarbrough shared with her all
the new things that are in the works for the net-
work.
"I felt like I was in a dream as I sat and lis-
tened about the future of the show and the net-
work," Johnson remembers. "I was amazed at
the doors God is opening for me and for this


community.
"I can't wait to share it all with you Soon," she
continues. "I truly feel that this is a huge oppor-
tunity for Hardee County to have a voice, and'
eventually the show will go nationwide." -
Johnson has already begdn filming her fall
shows and is looking for interesting topics. If
you feel you have a story that is worth being
heard, please send a postcard with your name,
phone number and a brief description to Penny,
Keeping It Real, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL
33873; or to Pennykeepingitreal@yahoo.com.
Topics of interest for upcoming shows include
surviving near-fatal crashes, overcoming addic-
tions, suffering from depression or panic
attacks, children who are out of control, real-life
miracles, near-death experiences and many
more.
Johnson will be hosting the show with her
two sisters, Paula Bodiford and Pam Merchant.
The "Penny, Keeping. It Real" studio, when
finished, will be located in the fellowship hall at
River of Life Church on Orange Street in
Wauchula. The public is invited to join the audi-
ence while the shows are being taped.
Once a month there will be a premier of the
shows at the church, and again the community is
encouraged to come. Seating will be limited.
This will allow community members to view
what God is doing here in their own home-
town.
Johnson shares, "There is still a great need for
sponsors to help me support the high stress of
the financial burden. Please pray about helping
this ministry financially. If you can't afford to
give that much, then consider becoming a
covenant partner with me and pledge to give
whatever you can afford monthly. Nothing is too
small. I have faith that the monies will come in."
Johnson is the pastor of Soul Harvest World
Wide Church. The church meets every Sunday
night at River of Life at 6. Johnson invites the
public to attend.


COURTESY PHOTO
"Penny, Keeping It Real" television hosts are local sisters (from left) Paula Bodiford,
Penny Johnson and Pam Merchant.


CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING

The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a workshop on Thursday,
September 27, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the
City Building Use Policy and Establlishing a building department. Following the
workshop there will be a Special Commission meeting to discuss some business.
The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 E. Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above listed facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any person needing to
make special arrangements, please notify the Office of the City Clerk
at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbottt
City Clerk
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4 Jayquan Gandy 6'0" 180 RB/LB 12
5 Kelsheem White 6'0" 170 WR/CB 10
7 Olnel Virgile 6'2" 190 TE/FS 12
8 Esayi Youyoute 5'11" 165 QB/DB 10
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11 Jordan Grimsley 5'11" 180 WR/DB 12
12 Jose Castaneda 5'10" 170 K/P 12
13 Antjuan Jones 5'10" 170 RB/LB 10
14 Connor Davis 5'9" 140 QB/DB 10
15 Tyler Alden 5'11" 195 OL/MLB 10
17 Juan Salazar 5'7" 150 WR/DB 11
19 Nolan Neuhouser 6'0" 160 WR/OLB 11
21 Charlie Powell 5'8" 150 WR/DB 11
24 Devante Carter 5'10" 150 WR/DB 11
25 Damien Richards 5'9" 175 TE/DL 11
27 Gerardo Villegas 5'9" 165 RB/OLB 12
34 Michael, McTa.w 5'10" 165 TE/LB 11
42 Lance Mason 5'10" 190 OL/LB 11
44 David Newcomb 5'7" 165 RB/MLB 11
50 Skylar Alden 5'10" 190 OL/DL .11
51 Alex Lanier 6'1" 205 OL/DE 11
53 Jason Jester 5'10" 155 OL/OLB 12
54 Logan Thomas 6'1" 205 OL/DE 11
55 Joseph Barton 5'10" 170 OL/DL 12
58 Tyler Bumby 5'10" 180 OL/DL 12
60 Eddie Hunt 5'10" 185 OL/DL 12
64 Kenneth Bonds 5'6" 155 OL/DL 11
65 Dalton Farr 6'0" 180 OL/DE 10
66 Brett Tyson 5'10" 230 OL/DL 11
70 Jordan Baker 6'0" 280 OL/DL 11
72 Carlos Ramirez 6'3" 240 OL/DL 11
74 Chris Anderson 5'11" 215 OL/DL 11
77 Tyrone Pace 6'3" 285 OL/DL 12
78 Justin Tomlinson 5'11" 230 OL/DL 11
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66 Bowman, Shawn 5'10" 240 OL 10
71 Botsford, Zach 5'9" 194 OL 10
72 Lim, Rutherford 6'1" 209 OL 11
73 Latham, Peter 6'3" 190 DL 10
73 Mitchell, Robbie 5'9" 215 OL 10
74 Pope, Cory 5'10" 215 OL 10
75 Sauer, Hayden 6'0" 270 DL 11
76 Holbrook, Kasey 6'7" 250 OL 12
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85 Gibbs, Colton 6'2" 170 TE 12
86 Scott, Steven 6'2" 172 TE 12
88 Wright, Robert 6'1" 212 TE 12
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, as a "September to Remember" comes to
a close, it looks like the top game of the final weekend in college
football will be played in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium this
Friday Night.
Sure, Auburn is playing at Florida and Alabama is playing at
FSU but this is 2007. Auburn with an impotent offense (plus a. loss
to USF ) and Alabama after losing to Georgia at home just don't
measure up to a showdown of top-ranked teams from the Big East.
USF will more than likely announce this game as a sellout by mid-
week. The Bulls, ranked 18th, have the Tampa area buzzing with
excitement with their neiv-found fame on the gridiron. However,
5th ranked WVU learned ti lesson in 2006 about not overlooking
this team. The Bulls earned the respect of the Mountaineers with
that upset but they also awoke a sleeping giant bent on revenge in
2007. The internet message boards are alive with tailgate plans,
smack shirts and a lot of good old excitement for this game. The
addition of USF to the Big East has been good for all involved. The
Bulls have taken their rightful place above FSU and Miami in the
state and now have their eyes on a bigger prize this week.
The Gators fell to the old football plague of playing flat after
a big win. UF did have the talent to pull out the win at Mississippi
but continued the trend of not playing well at Oxford The pollsters
may not take kindly to such a meager victory but Urban Meyer was
surely glad to come out a winner and return to the friendly confines
of the Swamp this week against overmatched Auburn. At least the.
Gators didn't lose at home when favored by 35 points like
Louisville did to lowly Syracuse!
The talking heads at ESPN are now pumping up Michigan as,
a potential Big 10 Champion after its recent wins over punchless.
Notre Dame and overrated Penn State. Now that Wofford, led by.
former Hardee Wildcat Brian Kemp who starts at free safety and
returns kickoffs for the Terriers, has defeated Appalachain State,.
one must wonder how the Big 10 would match up against the rest
of the Southern Conference.
The Big 12 also flexed its muscle this weekend. Nebraska
overcame 600 yards of offense by MAC Powerhouse Ball State as
the Huskers pulled off a thrilling 41-40 upset in Lincoln over the
Cardinals.
The SEC is 21-3 against out of conference opponents after this
weekend. The power conference of college football is 1-1 versus
the Big East which is 21-3 itself and 3-0 against the ACC. ACC'
teams are now 3-33 against Top 10 teams since 2000 but have:
taken Louisiana-Monroe, Army, Florida International, Furman,
Samford and William & Mary to the woodshed while compiling an
18-11 record against out-of-conference teams.
While Steve Slaton, Ray Rice and Darren McFadden get the
Heisman Watch attention as running backs, Michigan's Mike Hart
does rack up yards and carries. Personally, I like this kid. He is a
workhorse and solid player.It does make one wonder how many
yards Slaton would get with 44 carries a game? More importantly,
it makes me wonder how will so many hits take a toll on Hart?
Hopefully, he is durable. Hart will play on Sundays.
How 'bout those Wildcats? The ones in Lexington, Ky. Rich
Brooks' team is playing like gangbusters. Andre Woodson has been
terrific in 2007. At 4-0, Florida Atlantic comes to town and, barring
a mental letdown, the 'Cats will go to 5-0. The question on every-
one's mind is the SEC East schedule. Can the Kentucky Wildcats
beat anyone but Vanderbilt? ESPN has UK at Steve Spurriers
*House on Thursday night Oct. 4, against the Gamecocks. That is L
must-see game in the SEC East.

Now for this week's Bill O' Fare ...
1. Auburn at Florida With little to no offense, Auburn
stands no chance in the Swamp. UF shakes off the Mississippi
slump and rolls. Florida 38 Auburn 10.
2. West Virginia at USF Mountaineers have toq many
weapons for the Bulls to defend. The atmosphere will be electric
but WVU won't lose twice to USF in the Slaton/White Era. Where
is ESPN Game Day? WVU 34 USF 17.
3.: Marshall at Memphis Tuesday on ESPN, Oct.2 fans will
witness a-battle for the basement of CUSA. Memphis lost by 2
points to Ole Miss and Marshall led West Virginia at halftime.,
Those are the only positives about these two in 07. Marshall does
have offensive power players in QB Morris and receivers Cody
Slate and Darius Passmore plus 6.6 yards per carry Darius
Marshall. Marshall 37 Memphis 31.



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.


4. Mississippi at Georgia SEC East rules, SEC West drools.
UGA 38 Ole Miss 17.
5. Mississippi State at South Carolina MSU is 3-1 but the
Old Ball Coach is sneaky at home. Croom needs a solid year. USC
33 MSU 16.
6. LSU at Tulane An old interstate rivalry that has out-
grown the Green Wave.The Tigers defense is like the old Chinese
Bandits. LSU 56 Tulane 10.
7. Alabama at FSU Tide will be mad after the Dawg deba-
cle. Alabama 30 FSU 13.
8. Louisiana Lafayette at UCF Time to see over 100
Knights get some playing time. O'Leary is in for a good year. UCF
58 ULL 17.
9. Clemson at Georgia Tech Jackets started strong but the,
Tigers look to be the team to beat in the ACC. Clemson 27 GT 20..
10. Duke at Miami Canes feast on another cupcake. Miami
44 Duke 7.
11. Maryland at Rutgers Terps are made into Turtle Soup
with a side dish of Rice- Ray that is. Rutgers 33 Maryland 17.
12. Louisville at N.C. State Cardinals rebound to save a
bowl season at least. U of L 56 NCSU 27.
13. Pitt at Virginia Panthers shame the Big East, losing to
an ACC team. UVA 34 Pitt 13.
14. Florida Atlantic at Kentucky Woodson has another field
day. UK 47 FAU 21.
15. Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt Vandy gets a needed
win. Vanderbilt 35 EMU 1.7
16. Tampa Bay at Carolina Bucs get a road win. The
defense is coming on strong like days of old. Tampa 24 Carolina
121.
17. Denver at Indianapolis Take Tony at home. Colts 33
Denver 21.
18. New England at Cincinnati Brady Bunch is always a
good choice. Randy Moss has found a home. Pats 31 Bengals 24.
19. New York Jets at Buffalo Pennington and Company get
win number two. Chad and the running of Jones looked good
against Miami. Jets 24 Bills 20.
20. Oakland at Miami Fish swim away with their first vic-
tory. Miami 27 Oakland 20.


Letter To The Editor

Hardee Needs A Low Cost

Spay And Neuter Program


Dear Editor:
I appeal to the people of this
county to help Hardee County
animal shelter. After finding, or
should I say they found me, five
dogs and two cats in just a cou-
ple years I have had much con-
tact with the local Animal
Control.
Every county commissioner
should visit their facilities.
They would not be cutting their
budget as I was told they did
this year. They have limited
space for dogs, very* limited,
and insufficient space for cats.
According to their pet aware-
ness program they euthanized
97 percent of the cats and dogs
at that facility last year.
This small county has no
spay/neuter assistance program.
If you adopt from the animal
control their fee is low, but
those who find or get a dog or
cat elsewhere find the vet bill to
just spay a kitten about $100
not including shots or tests.
Without any spay/neuter pro-
grams most people are not get-


ting it done, and the unwanted
animals are abandoned, ne-
glected, and much worse.
It is not just awareness. I
have talked to many people
about spaying and neutering
their animals. It is the costs.
Sadly, your local shelter can not,
accept volunteers because of
the insurance liability. They
can, however, accept monetary
donations and dog and cat food.
They are trying and struggling,
but the animals are the ones
who are suffering.
Please visit your animal con-
trol facility on Airport Road,
adopt a pet, save a life, and
please spay or neuter your pet.
Yours might have a good home
but others could suffer.
We desperately need a low
cost spay/neuter program.
Many other counties do it. We
need to call.our commissioners
to consider some type of pro-
gram for the budget.

Dawn Hunt'
Wauchula


People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are
like everyone else.
-Euripides
U UI


No one born (begotten) of God deliberately practices
sin, for God's nature abides in him (His principle of life,
the divine sperm, remains permanently within him); and
he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begdt-
ten) of God. (Amp)
I John 3:9
So what nature do we have? God? Satan? Do we conform to
God's will in purpose, thought, and action? Then we are of God.
Do we love our brother (in Christ)? If we hate him then we're a
murderer (at heart) and we know that a murderer does not have
eternal life abiding within him.
He laid down His life for us so we should lay down our lives
for our brothers. Let us not love merely in theory or in speech but
in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).
Whoever loves his brother (believer) abides in the light, and in
it or in Him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or
sin.
A Golden Nugget would be to ask God to help us forgive our
brothers in Christ and help us to love them uficonditionally as God
does. When our hearts are clear of sin we can have such confidence
in God and a boldness before Him.


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 lh such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder af the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 24th 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.: 252007TDO27XXXXX 9:20-10:11c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MATTIE LOU WE
SEL TRUSTEE, the holder of the following certifica
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issue
thereon. The certificate number and year of issua
the description of the property, and the name
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 13 YEAR OF ISSUANCE

Description of Property:

120 AC MINERAL RIGHTS 1.53 INTEREST
N 1/2 of NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of NE 1/4
02 35S 23E
77P441 185P113

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

An undivided 63/4096th mineral int
The N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 and the SE 1
NE 1/4, all in Section 2, Township
Range 23 East, Hardee County, Flor

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, CO
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENT
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: WILLIA
INC.

Said property being in the Count
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be
to law the property described i
be sold to the highest bidder a
located at 417 West Main Str
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m

Dated this 11h' day of SEPTE

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 2520


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


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'"tday of
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.: 252007TD029XXXXX 9:13-10:4c














COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Fernando Carmona, 25,
Arcadia, and Clarisbel Carran-
co, 20, Arcadia.
James Francis Mercer, 64,
Ona, and Glenda G. Horn, 53,
Ona.
The following decisions on
small claims cases were dis-
posed of recently by the coun-
ty judge:
Capital One Bank vs.
Yolanda DeLaRosa, order to
make payments or judgment
will be issued.
Capital One Bank vs. Alice
Lee, order to make payments.
Capital One Bank vs. Daryle
Cook, order to make payments.
GE Money Bank vs. Karl
Framer, judgment
Capital One Bank vs. Warren
J. Joyce, order to make pay-
ments.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
James David Gary, default
judgment.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs.
Tony Rogers et al, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Jose Pruna vs. State of
Florida, petition to review
inmate situation.
Tammy Toney vs. Chris
Rohde, petition for injunction
for protection.
Oralia Ibarra and Atancio
Ibarra, divorce.
Mercedes Cardoso vs. Oscar.
Luminao, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Leigh Ann Hill and Tommy
Dwayne Hill, divorce.
Pureza Amesquita and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Marcial Gariboy III,
petition to establish administra-
tive child support order.
Lori N. Abbott vs. Robert Lee
Gilliard, petition for child sup-
port.
Ashley N. Neal vs. Andrew
Deshon Blake, petition fpqchild
support.
Larry Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition to
review inmate situation.
Otis C. Sterling vs. Sherry L.
Sterling, child support case
transferred to Hardee County.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:


Gloria Elizondo vs. Nick
Aguilar, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Teresa Estrada vs. San Juana
Calderon, dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Betsy Baber vs. Josefin
Medrano, injunction for protec-
tion.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. James R. Jr. and
Valerie E. Bell et al, voluntary
dismissal.
Shannon Knarr vs. Jeff
McCall, injunction for protec-
tion.
Jessie Elizabeth Miller vs.
Charles Darren Collins, injunc-
tion for protection.-
Ermalinda Carranco vs.
Rogelio Carranco Sr., dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
' Maria G. Tefft and David
Alan Tefft, divorce.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. vs.
Artemio Nava, Jessie M.
Cheshire et al, mortgage fore-
closure.
Avelino Miranda and Balbina
Miranda vs. Gerald J. and
Bonnie S. Arsenault, mortgage
foreclosure.
Karen Farwell and Virgil P.
Weed vs. Grady Johnson and
Patricia M. Johnson, order
denying petition for possession.
Yolanda C. Rivera and DOR
vs. Thomas Rivera, modifica-
tion of child support.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Timothy Wayne Lee Parrish
to Walter E. Wolford Jr.,
$30,000.
Rosalba Mendez to Ralph
Marshall Bladen, $25,000.
Elliott A. Roberts to Kenneth
Harold and Alicia A. Baker,
$275,000.
Marjorie E. Harrison as
trustee to James W. III and Joy
D. Harrison, $132,000..
Alfonso Rodriguez and
Maribel R. Garcia to Steven M.
Carpenter and Junior M.
Archer, $51,000.
Jesus Reyna to Juan and
Victorina Delatorre, $10,000.
Timoteo T. Sambrano and
Janie C. Deanda to Gary Dela-
torre, $12,000.
Shellar R. and Karen L. Pilk-
ington to Michael C. Young,
$78,000.
Doris K. Sasser and Brenda
Kelley to Vivian K. Skitka,
$90,000.
Jose A. and Emily Ibanez to
Jesus and Maria Caroline
Ibanez, $35,000.
Betty Jean Brown to Artis L.
Baker, $25,000.


Courthouse Report


September 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C



Senior Saunders


Leads Golfers


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Sept. 23, criminal mischief at Seminole Trail and the football
stadium was reported.

Sept. 22, Roberto Maldonado, 35, of 808 Hickory Lane, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. James K.
Cloud and charged with DUI.

Sept. 2f, Thomas Riley, 41, of 1020 Makowski Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Andrew McCutchen and charged with
purchase of cocaine.
Sept. 21, residential burglaries on SR 64 East and Dixiana
Drive, burglary of a conveyance on College Lane, and 'tags stolen
on U.S. 17 North, East Summitt St. and South Eighth Avenue were
reported.

Sept. 20, Karista Newsome, 30, of 2938 Bluebird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
larceny petit theft.
Sept. 20, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

Sept. 19, Phillip Ray Carver, 39, and Deborah Louise Carlson,
46, both of 700 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, were arrested by the
countywide Drug Task Force and each charged with drug traffick-
ing, two counts of possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia,
and selling a synthetic narcotic within 1,000 feet of public housing.
Carlson was also charged with an additional counts of selling syn-
thetic narcotics within 1,000 feet of public housing and posses-
sion/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Sept. 19, Michael Eugene Lawrence, 53, of 1034 McDonald
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with
battery by touching or striking.
Sept. 19, a residential burglary on Maude Road and criminal
mischief in two locations on SR 62 were reported.

Sept. 18, Juan Carlos-Mendez, 30, of 1833 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
larceny petit theft.
Sept. 18, a residential burglary on West Broward Street and-a
theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Sept. 17, criminal mischief on SR 62 and thefts on John Holt
Road, SR 64 East and Manley Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 23, Gary L. Glisson, 38, of 3218 Blue Jay Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI
and a non-moving traffic violation.

Sept. 21, a theft on Louisiana Street was reported.

Sept. 20, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South, burglary of
conveyances in two locations on East Townsend Street, a theft on
U.S. 17 South and a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

Sept. 18, Amy Elaine Shepard, 22, of 635 South Fifth Ave.
(U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer
and charged with battery by touching or striking and criminal mis-
chief damage to property.

Sept.-17, theft on 'North Eighth Avenue and South Seventh
Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 22, Juan Manuel Gutierrez, 21, of 310 Tangerine St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with DUI and no valid license.
Sept. 22, Deloris Diana Gamble, 51, of 5107 Epps Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and causing cruel
death to animals.

Sept. 17, a theft on Snelling Avenue was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Sept. 20, a residential burglary on Suwannee Street and theft
on Redbird Lane were reported.

Sept. 19, a robbery on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Sept. 17, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.



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


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Kaleb Saunders con-
tinues to use his experience to
lead the Hardee Wildcats.
The Wildcats played twice
last week.
This week, the only match is
today (Thursday) at the home
Torrey Oaks course, with both
Lake Placid and Lake Wales
scheduled to participate.
Next week, there is a home
match on Tuesday against Avon
Park, a trip to Lake Placid on
Thursday and another on Oct. 6
to participate in the Heartland
Tournament, sort of a tune up
for district competition.
The boys played last Monday
in the well-known Hawkins
Tournament in Sebring, an 18-
hole format against some of the
best teams in the area. The 50
teams attending were placed in
two divisions.
"Hardee was in the "B"
Division and finished third.
King's Academy, a private
"golf" factory from West Palm
Beach won our division,"
reported coach George Heine.


Colon&0Lopez PA
Il AGGRESSIVE REPRESENT ION


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 17"' 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-. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD030XXXXX 9:13-10:4c


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 0036'41" 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 00036'41"
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 OR615P421
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.
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


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.: 252007TDO26XXXXX 9:13-10:4
9:13-10:4c


Saunders led the way with a
78, hitting two birdies on the
last two holes. Jake Crews and
Ben Krause followed with good
rounds of 80 and 82 respective-
ly. Brek. McClenithan and
James Olliff both finished at 88.
"It was a great experience for
the boys with a lot of quality
competition," commented
Heine.
The 'Cats went to Avon Park
last Thursday, and suffered their
tirst defeat to the Red Devils in
seven years, said Heine. "We
lost by two strokes to the deep
Red Devil team."
Saunders was again the
leader, coming home in a 39,
which included three birdies.
Krause finished with a 40,
which almost included a hole-
in-one on the final hole of the
match. He birdied the hole.
Crews carded a 40, which
included two birdies. McCleni-
than had a 47 to round out the
team scoring. Olliff had 48,
Taylor Barlow 47, Kyle Cobb a
54 and Tyler Cobb added a 75.
There were no girls golf team
results at press time.








8C The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2007


Cross Country Boys Win


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wildcat cross country
team took the team title in a
huge meet last week.
When the 'Cats ran with host
Avon Park, Sebring, Walker
Academy and Lake Placid at
Highlands Hammock State Park
last Tuesday, it was a team vic-
tory for Hardee.
They got to do it again on
Tuesday of this week in the Red
Devil Invitational, also set for
the Hammock. There is a run
today (Thursday) at Lake
Placid.
Hardee hosts its first meet of
the season on Monday at the
Pioneer Run at Pioneer Park.


There will also be a run at
Ridge Community High at
Davenport next Friday, Oct. 5.
Runners are still invited to
the Alumni Run at the Hardee
High campus on Oct. 11.
Adults, faculty, cross country
alumni, other grads and inter-
ested folks are welcome.
Contact Coach Don Trew at
773-3181 or dtrew@hardee.K-
12.fl.us for more information.
Senior Gilberto Gutierrez led
the Hardee runners last week.
Although Blue Streak Conner
Baur won the race with a time
of 18:00, Gutierrez placed sec-
ond at 18:40. Senior Pete Solis
came in third at 19:10 and
junior Jean Frenot was in at


20:40.
Following behind were junior
Luis Reyes, soph Murad
Otallah, junior Jose Rodriguez,
Michael Torres, James Carrol,
sixth grader Brandon Beatty,
and eighth grader Antonio
Galvan.
The girls cross country teams
had their race interrupted by
bad weather. Before they were
intercepted by the bus at the
first sign of lightning in the
area, junior Edith Leon had
placed second with a time of
23:40 and seventh grader Ana
Saldivar had finished. The other
girls had no official time as they
were stopped for safety's sake
short of the finish line.


New Peace River Protection Group

To Hold Public Event Saturday


Hardee Citizens Against Pol-
lution Inc. (HARDCAP) has
changed the name of its organi-
zation to People for Protecting
Peace River Inc. (3PR) effec-
tive Sept. 11, 2007. The mission
of 3PR is to educate the public,
monitor activities which threat-
en the Peace River, and focus
attention on the complex envi-
ronment of the region's greatest
aquatic resource.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, 3PR
will host "Protect the Peace
River Day" at Payne Creek
State Park outside Bowling
Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entrance to the park will be free
for those who attend. Free
refreshments and snacks are
available, and a speaker will
address issues of protecting
Peace River. The event is open
to the public.
HARDCAP was formed in
2002 as an extension of DeSoto
Citizens Against Pollution Inc.
(DCAP), a citizens group
formed in 1990 to thwart a pro-
posed phosphate mine and gen-
erating plant in DeSoto County
by CMI. The project was
defeated. As phosphate mining
moved south into Hardee
County, DCAP shifted its atten-
tion to reviewing the permitting


of new mines in Hardee
County.
The reason for the name-
change is to reflect the regional
nature of the problem, to
expand membership base and to
focus attention on the single
most important and defining
geographical feature of that re-
gion, the Peace River. In 2004
the Peace River was declared
one of the Top Ten "endan-
gered" rivers by the non-profit
organization "American
Rivers." The American Rivers
organization.is dedicated to the
protection and restoration of
North American rivers.
Recently the Peace River
Cumulative Impact Study com-
missioned by the state legisla-
ture in 2003 documents the loss
of 340 miles of streams and
137,000 acres of forested wet-
lands due to development and
agriculture. The threats posed to
the environment by phosphate
mining cannot be limited to
Hardee County. It is a regional
issue that is shared by every
county, every business, every
person in the watershed.
Those on the river and coastal
counties depend on fresh water
from the river to sustain the
health of the Charlotte Harbor


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estuary.
The new name also an-
nounces the group's positive
intentions to prevent further
loss of streams and wetlands of
the Peace River. The organiza-
tion will be taking a hard look
at further encroachments of
phosphate mining and other
activities and take steps to
insure the protection of wet-
lands and to prevent potential
sources of pollution.
The primary goal of 3PR is to
preserve the environment of the
Peace River. 3PR will be
expanding its membership to
raise money to sponsor events
to inform the public of impend-
ing threats to the life of the
Peace River and its environs.
3PR is home-grown. All its
board members are residents of
the "heartland" (Peace River
basin) and represent the inter-
ests of those who have grown
up near the banks of what has
been historically one of the
most scenic rivers in Florida.
3PR wants to keep Peace River
healthy for families to fish,
boat, and swim safely for
generations to come, said 3PR
president Dennis Madder.


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I Have A Dream....For Children
By: Mimi Graham Inspired by MLK & Michael Trout
hI h vr m that every baby will be nurtured
h ave d rea P 1 and wanted from the moment of
conception; that every mother will have the best prenatal care and emotional
support throughout her pregnancy; that every mother in labor will have a
loving companion by her side surrounding her with strength and support;
that every baby will be welcomed into this world into a loving family with
adequate emotional and financially resources to meet their. needs.
Sd that every child will have
hI ave a d ream an idealistic childhood; that
the Magic Kingdom isn't just in Orlando but that children everywhere
experience the joy and innocence of childhood; that every child goes to
bed with a full tummy; that global hunger is a phantom of the past; that
every child gets a bedtime story and is tucked in and kissed goodnight and
never have to cry themselves to sleep; and that monsters and nightmares
are only figments of their imagination, not their reality; that children don't
have to shoulder adult responsibilities or live in fear or be exposed to an
X-rated world.

SI that every child is surrounded
Shave a rea by loving 'caregivers where
their needs are met; where every childcare center is "high quality" and
developmentally appropriate not just government regulated for minimal
standards; that caregivers know that playing in the dress up corner, getting
along with others and kissing boo-boos is equally important to ABC's; that
schools actually encourage life-long learning rather than stifling curiosity
with rote learning and FCAT anxieties; that our systems not just give lip
service to leaving no child behind but that every child is nurtured to reach
his potential.

I h ave ad a that fathers and mothers
have da rea everywhere are surrounded with
extended family and a network of support so that in the exhausting role
of parenthood there is always a respite; that no parent wakes up in the
morning without hope and the resources to make it through the day; that
they have not just the minimum, but sufficient wages to not have to make
agonizing decisions about whether to pay the light bill or buy groceries;
that between the diapers and the doctor's bills they experience not just the
responsibilities but also the incredible joy of parenthood.

I a that people will get off their
I have a rea high horses about individual
responsibility and recognize our shared responsibility for the well-being
of children; that communities will rise up to care for the children who
need them----children who have never celebrated a birthday, children who
have never seen a dentist, children whose nightmares come in the daytime,
children who have no safe blankets to cling to; children who don't have any
rooms to clean up, children who have never known a father's love, children
who cry themselves to sleep yearning for the mommy or daddy.

I dof peace on earth; that no one
have a drea mleven remembers a war-ravaged
world; that people live in harmony; that childhood is where every child
gets enough love to build a life long foundation of security...so that they
become nurturing grown ups and that it is truly "a wonderful world". I have
a dream...do you?
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Magazine.


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