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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Thursday, October 4, 2007


Shooting Victim On Life Support


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 20-year-old Bowling
Green man is on life support
following a shooting Tuesday
night.
Steven Rodriguez, of 4092
Dixiana Dr., was shot in the
head while sitting on his front
porch at about 8:18 p.m., Col.


Arnold Lanier of the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office said
Wednesday morning.
Rodriguez was taken by
ambulance to Lakeland Re-
gional Medical Center, where
he remained on life support
Wednesday morning. Lanier
said he is not expected to sur-
vive.


Meanwhile, detectives are
examining evidence and inter-
viewing witnesses as a probe
into the shooting continues, the
colonel said.
The investigation so far has
revealed that sometime between
5 and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
four men came to the Rodriguez
home, one saying Rodriguez


owed him money.
That man had brass knuckles
on him, Lanier alleged, and
Rodriguez had a baseball bat.
"There was discussion of a
fight," he said. "Threats were
made to be prepared for a fight,
but a fight never materialized
and the four men left."
But just before 8:19 p.m. -


the time 911 was called -
Rodriguez was out on the front
porch of his home, which sits at
the corner of Dixiana Drive and
Glades Street, with his girl-
friend when "a shot rang out,"
Lanier said.
The bullet struck Rodriguez
in the forehead.
Then, several other shots


were fired, according to wit-
nesses.
Lanier said the victim's
brother, a friend of the brother,
and the victim's parents were in
the house at the time. "The
brother ran out and saw his
brother lying on the porch,"
Lanier described.
See VICTIM 2A


BEDDING BLESSING


WEATHER
09/26 85 70 0.00
09127 90 68 0.00
09128 92 71 0.00
09/29 88 71 0.08
09/30 86 68 0.0
10101 86 67 0.01
10102 87 70 0.84
STOTAL Rainfall to 10/2/07 36.64
1 Same period last year 32.44
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

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



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School Board Asks



For Impact Fees
Seeks Study's Figure Of $4,989
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
How much growth will there be in Hardee County Schools?
Conservative estimates are an increase to 10,814 students by
2030. Growth forecasts says it will be 14,645.
These and other factors could determine the amount of school
impact fees assessed by the Hardee County Commission, which
has the responsibility to make that decision.
At its meeting last week, the Hardee County School Board rec-
ommended that the commission consider up to the maximum sug-
gested impact fee, $4,989 for a single-family home, $4,976 for a
mobile home and $2,733 for each unit in a multi-family home
(duplex or triplex).
The commission has already approved other impact fees, for
transportation, emergency medical, law enforcement, libraries-and
parks, etc. at 50 percent of recommended levels, $2,682 for a sin-
gle-family home, $2,661 for a mobile home and $1,857 for multi-
family per unit. The commission also delayed implementing those
fees until Jan. 1 to allow homeowners who have begun construc-
tion to not pay the fees.
The commission will probably consider setting school impact
fees at its Oct. 18 meeting. The suggested school impact fees, espe-
cially if adopted at 50 percent, would be quite comparable to sur-
rounding counties, in most cases much lower than surrounding
counties.
Impact fees apply only to new construction. School impact fees
.apply only to residential construction, those that would provide'
new students, new demands on the school system from anywhere
..within the 637 square miles of Hardee County. It would not apply
to solely senior citizen residences.
Presently, the five elementary, junior high and senior high
schools serve about 5,000 students. As Hardee County grows, its
school-age population will grow. Recent state class-size amend-
ments lowering the number of students per class also affects the
need for school facilities.
If the school won't have enough capacity for projected students
within three years, some developments would have to wait to com-
plete residential construction.
Two recent meetings reflect discussions on school impact fees.
SEPT. 27 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Although the School Board had earlier heard a full report from
the Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) on rec-
ommended impact fees, it had not made a specific statement of
what it thought they should be. Last week's meeting addressed that
issue.
Population studies say by 2030, there will be 12,418 dwelling
units for 38,000 residents of the county. Census data indicate a dif-
ferent growth pattern, with a 34 percent increase by 2030 to 42,931
-county residents.
See IMPACT FEES 3A


Home-Buyer Program Helps


Those At $54,800 + Income


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two programs will help buy
and/or repair single-family
homes.
Low income families in the
unincorporated areas of the
county can get plumbing, elec-
trical, waterproofing and other
safety or health code repairs
under the renewed $750,000
Community Development
Block Grant the county is
,receiving.
And, a special bond program
in liaison with Lee County will
enable first-time homeowners
to get low-interest loans and
start-up money for purchase of
a home.
Both programs are available
through the county Office of
Community Development,
Room 201, Courthouse Annex


I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
The office can be reached by e-
mail at www.hardeecounty.net
or by calling773-6349.
Although the two programs
have different income limita-
tions, all income and assets are
third-party verified. Both
require prospective clients to
attend a home buyers class and
home budgeting class before
the applications are processed.
This is designed to ensure the
most success and less defaults
on loans-lienis. Also, that helps
the interested homeowner to
locate a prospective home and
arrange the financing they can
handle. "We do not do that for
them, they must do that them-
selves," said Janet Gilliard,
community development and
grants director. Her office also
See HOME-BUYER 2A


Puppy Di
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A woman who allegedly
threatened a neighbor with a
knife and killed her puppy has
been arrested.
Deloris Diana Gamble, 51, of
5107 Epps Ave., Bowling
Green, will be arraigned in
Hardee Circuit Court on
Tuesday morning on third-
degree felony charges of cruelty
to animals resulting in death
and aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon.
Gamble had been arrested by
Ofc. Jereme Bridges of the
Bowling Green Police Depart-
ment on Saturday, Sept. 22, in
connection with the alleged
incident earlier that day, Police
Chief John Scheel said.
Gamble posted a $1,000
bond the following day, Sun-
day, Sept. 23, to gain her release
from the Hardee County Jail
pending trial.
Scheel said Bridges was


ies, Woman Jailed


called to a residence on Grape
Street at about 7:20 that
Saturday night.
There, the chief said, a
woman complained that
'Gamble had come to her house
and began to argue with her
because she is dating Gamble's
brother. Further, the woman
accused Gamble of producing a
"large silver-bladed brown-han-
dled knife," holding it with the
point up and threatening to
"cut" her.
The woman also said Gamble
kicked a 4-week-old puppy that
was standing at the front door,
sending it flying three feet and
then landing in front of a sofa,
where it died, Scheel said.
Bridges reported seeing "a pro-
nounced indentation on the left
side of the puppy, near -and
above its front leg."
The chief said the woman
told Bridges she "was in imme-
diate fear of being seriously
injured or killed" by Gamble, so


she grabbed a machete that was
close by and warned Gamble
she would use it to protect her-
self.
Gamble, he said, then began
to leave and the woman picked
up a fishing pole and "swatted"
it toward Gamble as she left.
The woman said her boy-
friend, Gamble's brother, was
present during the incident and
See PUPPY 2A


Gamble


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1 The Herald-Advocate
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Managing Editor


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The city of Wauchula will celebrate its 100th birthday on
Saturday, Oct.13.
A big celebration is planned by the city, Main Street Wauchula
and the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce.

Vanessa Hernandez was elected the new president of the
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night, succeeding Jama Abbott.
Steven Southwell is the new president of the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club, succeeding Donnie Canary.
Gary DelaTorre will be the new .chairman of the Hardee
County Republican Party, succeeding Erica Scheipsmeier.

The Chamber of Commerce will have an open house Tuesday,
Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 at Pioneer Medical Center on Carlton Street in
Wauchula. The sponsor is Highlands Regional Medical Center.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17 the chamber will partner w'ith the
Hardee County Economic Development Council and host business
leaders from Peru through the Florida Foreign Trade Association.
On Monday, Oct. 29, the chamber will have its annual dinner
meeting at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Park's Nickerson-Ullrich Building.

I drove out to Hardee Commerce Park .earlier this week. Two
businesses are open, Scosta truss manufacturing and Organix South
body care products.
Scosta is slow due to the building slump and has three pretty
.goats helping keep down the grass on its unused northern portion
of its 24-acre site. Organix South is busy.
A new building is going up for Pacer Marine which will make
electronic wiring harnesses for boats.
Sitework is underway for Allyndeb, a roofing tile company.

Mack Bryan is the new commander of the local American
Legion, succeeding Frank Mancini.

Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist form Kenya and Nobel
Prize winner, encourages everyone to plant 10 trees during their
lifetime. "Without trees we'd suffocate in our own carbon diox-
ide."
Source: Robert L. Jamieson Jr., Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
printed in the Lakeland Ledger Oct. 2, 2007.

The Hardee High Wildcats, 4-1 and ranked No. 10 in 3-A, play
at Sebring Friday night in a district game. Hardee lost its only dis-
trict game 10-7 at Avon Park on Sept. 21.
Hardee has a pretty good running game but has been unable to
pass effectively the past four games. The Wildcats outscored
Lakewood Ranch last week in an offensive thriller.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Joe Bostick
Himrod Sr., 76, at Duck and Susan Smith's camphouse at New
Zion. He was the founder of Himrod Citrus Nursery.
Officiating was Bill Lambert and Duck Smith.
Lambert said Himrod was known for many things pilot,
genealogist, sugar cane syrup maker, corn grits miller, married to
Johnna Mae for 57 years, father, expounder, well driller, Hardee
athlete, orange lover,. liked and respected, .bui.lt a satellite disk,
loved to eat and drink iced tea and to laugh and smile, had a hid-
den star, complained about freezes and governmental intrusion,
hunter, fisherman, a "wholesome, good man."
Smith mixed his comments with family remembrances: a hero,
knew something about everything, smart and kind, a sense of
humor, humble and respectful, saw the best in others, honesty and
integrity, loved life, storyteller, cool, calm and collected, Christmas
in the Everglades, pulling sugar cane taffy, catching doodle bugs
with a small stick wrapped in spider web, pointing out animal
tracks, summers in North Carolina and built a grist mill there, built
swamp buggies, built a copper pot for making sugar cane syrup,
and loved the Everglades, even buying a few acres there and
recording the sale in the Congressional Record as proof.
Joe used to hunt with a 10-gauge shotgun. He could make
many things and was a great third generation Hardee Countian.



PUPPY
Continued From 1A


saw "everything." He, however,
told Bridges he did not see any-
thing and that he had nothing to
say, Scheel said.
Bridges was unable to locate
the suspect following the
report, but was parked at the
Presco store on the south side of
the city a short while later when
a man came up and said he had
Gamble in his vehicle and that
she wanted to talk'to the officer
about the incident.
Gamble, Scheel said, denied
threatening the woman with a
knife, but said the woman hit
her several times with "a gray
stick." She also said she did not


kick the puppy, but that it had
bitten her.
Further, Gamble said the
argument was because the
woman had made derogatory
remarks about Gamble's de-
ceased mother.
Scheel said Bridges observed
a small cut in Gamble's pants,
but no bite marks on her skin.
The officer could see no indica-
tion Gamble had been struck
with a stick. He allegedly
smelled alcohol on her breath,
the chief said.
Gamble was taken into cus-
tody and transported to the
county jail.


offers budget counseling at no
charge. Homeowners need to be
aware that there are mainte-
nance, insurance, taxes and
other costs in managing the
purchase or upkeep of a home,
Gilliard said.

FIRST-TIME
HOMEOWNER
The home-buyers program is
available for young profession-
als (teachers and paramedics) as
well as other first-time home
buyers, someone who has not
owned a home in Hardee
County in the last three years.
It is based on 140 percent of
the county's median income.
For instance, the income maxi-
mum for a family of two is
$54,800 or for three is $63,020.
The levels go up according to
the size of the family.
Called the 2007 Housing
Finance Authority of Lee
County Single-Family Bond
Program, it offers a lower inter-
est rate than most home loans, a
fixed rate of 6.69 through any
bank which will work with the
program. Countryside of Se-
bring is one, that makes such
loans, said Phil Harloff, pro-
gram representative, when pre-
senting it to the Hardee County
Commission early last month.
The commission adopted a res-
olution to accept the offer on
behalf of its citizens.
The program also offers up to
$5,000 (five percent of the
home's value) to apply toward
closing costs.
Under the county's SHIP
(State Housing Initiative Pro-
gram), the county could put up
to an additional $10,000 on
down payment, insurance and
other initial costs. However, the
county's program is limited to
those within 120 percent of the
median income level, explained
Gilliard.

HOUSING REPAIRS
Homes already owned may
need a variety of repairs to
bring them up to current health
and safety codes. It is not a
remodeling program. The need
is tied to meeting minimum
codes.
For instance, a home may
have old electrical wiring or
plumbing. A panel box should
furnish at least 150 amps and
old pipes in the bathroom or
kitchen may be hazardous. The
home may need to be better
insulated, attics weather-
proofed, jalousie windows are









THURSDAY, OCT. 4
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
V'Zolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, advisory council
meeting, media center, 4
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, 6:30 p.m

MONDAY, OCT. 8
VEarning Learning Coali-
tion of Florida's Heartland,
informal meeting with state
Rep. Vern Buchanan and
governor-appointed board
member Kathleen Roehm,
ELCFH office, 324 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wau-
chula, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11
*Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


10/4/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:22 am
Sets: 7:10 pm
Length of Day:
11:48:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:11 am
Sets: 3:32 pm
Major Times
7:21 am 9:21 am
7:46 pm 9:46 pm
Minor Times
1:38 am 2:38 am
2:03 pm 3:03 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/5/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:22 am
Sets: 7:09 pm
Length of Day:
11:47:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:14 am
Sets: 4:12 pm
Major Times
8:13 am- 10:13 am
8:38 pm 10:38 pm
Minor Times


2:30 am 3:30 am
2:55 pm 3:55 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
10/6/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:23 am
Sets: 7:08 pm
Length of Day:
11:45:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:15 am
Sets: 4:46 pm
Major Times
9:00 am 11:00 am
9:25 pm 11:25 pm
Minor Times
3:17 am 4:17 am
3:42 pm 4:42 pm
Prediction
Get Out There
10/7/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:23 am
Sets: 7:07 pmin
Length of Day:
11:44:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:12 am
Sets: 5:17 pm


drafty, the roof leaks or is sag-
ging, or there are septic systems
issues.
This program is limited to
those in the unincorporated
areas of the county and people
of low income as defined by the
federal Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) program.
That is 80 percent of the area's
median income. Levels are
$24,700 for a family of 1,
$28,250 for two, $31,750 for
three, $35,300 for four, $38,100
for five, $40,950 for six,
$43,700 for seven and $46,600
for eight.
The program requires that the
home-owner is current on the
taxes, mortgage and home
insurance, unless the insurance
has been cancelled because of
the condition of the home. Once
repairs are made, insurance
must be renewed.
Once the CDBG grant is con-
firmed, the community devel-
opment office will accept appli-
cations. There are some on file
from previous grant opportuni-
ties, and these will be contacted
first, added Gilliard.
She also noted that there are
still homes with blue tarps from'
the 2004 hurricanes and she
hoped these people would be
among the first to contact her
when applications are adver-
tised, probably in early
November.
Repairs cannot exceed one-
half of the value of the home,
but in any case are limited to
$25,000. Some will only need
$5,000 or $10,000 of work to
bring the home up to minimum
standards and avoid code viola-
tions. That will allow even
more to be helped, she conclud-
ed.


Cleaning your house while
your kids are still growing up
is like shoveling the walk
before it stops snowing.
-Phyllis Diller


BRANHAMVIMURDER
TRIAL
A significant word was
inadvertently omitted from
the Sept. 20 front-page
coverage of the Michael
Branham murder trial in
Hardee Circuit Court.
In first reference to de-
fense lawyer Lawrence
Shearer's closing state-
ments, the article correctly
stated that Shearer built
"his case for a not guilty
verdict." On second refer-
ence, however, the word
"not" was omitted. In fact,
Shearer asked the jury to
"return a verdict of not
guilty."
The Herald-Advocate
apologizes for the error
and believes it is important
to set the record straight.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To, make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


Major Times
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10:09 pm- 12:09 am
Minor Times
4:01 am 5:01 am
4:26 pm 5:26 pm
Prediction
Get Out There
10/8/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:24 am
Sets: 7:06 pm
Length of Day:
11:42:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:07 am
Sets: 5:45 pm
Major Times
10:26 am 12:26 pm
10:51 pm 12:51 am
Minor Times
4:43 am 5:43 am
5:08 pm 6:08 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
10/9/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:24 am
Sets: 7:05 pm


Length of Day:
11:41:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:00 am
Sets: 6:12 pm
Major Times
11:05 am 1:05 pm
Minor Times
5:22 am 6:22 am
5:47 pm 6:47 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
10/10/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:25 am
Sets: 7:04 pm
Length of Day:
11:39:00
Moon Data
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Sets: 6:40 pm
Major Times
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Minor Times
6:03 am 7:03 am
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Prediction
Think About Going


A vehicle was seen leaving
the scene.
Lanier said the 911 emer-
gency call came in at 8:19.
Investigators have worked
through the night, he said, inter-
viewing witnesses and "people
of interest." He added Wednes-
day morning as the probe con-
tinued, "At this time, no one is'
under arrest nor do we have the
weapon used. But, we do have a
vehicle impounded."
That vehicle is a gray Pontiac
Grand Am belonging to one of
the four men.
He also said that one of the
four men has been jailed, noting
the arrest was made on an unre-
lated warrant charging the man
with violating his probation on
February convictions for
domestic battery and resisting


arrest without violence. That
man is 20-year-old- Daniel
Farias, of 940 Shanna Lane,
Zolfo Springs.
Lanier could not say who the
suspected shooter is.
He did say Det. Sgt. John
Shivers and Det. Andrew
McGuckin are leading the
investigation. "They are woik-
ing on the case as we speak," he
said. "They are trying to find
witnesses and the weapon, any
witnesses they may -come
across."
So far, he said, the investiga-
tion indicates two, possibly
three, shots were fired.
"Witnesses heard anywhere
from three to five shots."
Lanier noted no one else was
injured in the gunfire.


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There are a multitude of pro-
posed housing developments on
the drawing boards in various
stages, including Vandolah
Estates, Torrey Groves, Sten-
strom Road Village, Saddle-
wood Acres, Ridge Estates,
Town Creek Ranch, Tierre
Verde, Stone Point, Hidden
Creek, Hollingsworth and Old
Orchard. Valencia Gardens and
Country Walk apartment units
have been completed. All
developments proposed in the.
next five years could add as
many as 2,349 students. .
Cost of school construction is
based on square feet allotted per
student. There are 889, 721
square feet, not counting porta-
bles, in the current schools.
Each student is allotted 176
square feet, including a portion
of gymnasiums, cafeterias,
libraries and administrative
offices. Not counting those
extras, the recommended level
is 150 square feet per student.
In the most recent school
construction, the $41.5 million
K-8 school, costs were an aver-
age of $150 per square foot,
meaning each child's capital
cost is $22,500. From that
amount, the total state revenue
credit per student is deducted,
ending up with a net impact
cost of $8,434 per students.
Impact fees were based on
those total estimated costs, and
the number of estimated stu-
dents in a single-family home,
mobile home or multi-family
unit.
At last week's meeting, this
information was reviewed with
Patrick Brett, CFRPC represen-
tative, who answered some of
the School Board questions.
Gina Neuhofer asked County
Manager Lex Albritton if the
county would assess 50 percent
if the School Board recom-
mended 100 percent. That deci-
sion rests with the commission.
Wendell Cotton wanted to
clarify that impact fees were
only for new housing and asked
why the single-family fee was
twice as much as multi-family.
Brett said it was per unit of the
multi-family. In a duplex this
would be about the same total
for a single-family home.
Neuhofer asked if fees could
be used for buses. "New hous-
ing will certainly impact trans-
portation." Brett said any capi-
tal item, including buses would
qualify.
Tanya Royal noted that it did
not reflect staffing or utilities
and asked if impact fees applied
to the properties already listed
(see above list). Brett said if
construction plans were
delayed, they might have to pay
the fees.
Neuhofer said the figure for
construction costs was not out
of line. Rob Krahl, director of
educational facilities noted,
"The study was done indepen-
dently, and when it came back
to us, I compared it to the fig-
ures from construction costs for
the K-8 school we just built,
and the numbers were pretty
darn close. It's what it's going
to cost."


Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones added, "We
couldn't come up with a ratio-
nale of why we would ask for
less than it's going to cost us.
It's not going to go down. We
just felt that it's our responsibil-
ity to say, 'well, if that's what
the report shows, that's what we
should ask for.' If that's not
what we get, listen, we are very,
appreciative of whatever we
get. If you think 50 percent isn't
much, try zero. Somebody's
going to pay, and it's not unrea-
sonable to ask those who are
generating the expense."
Board Chairman Jan Platt
read earlier her written state-
ment. "After attending several
workshops and being made
aware of the importance of
impact fees, I feel we should
accept this recommendation. I
do not feel we are stopping
growth by the school and coun-
ty impact fees being imposed
on new businesses and new
families moving into our com-
munity.
"I feel we are letting them
share the responsibility of
growth. If they do not pay
impact fees, then each of us as
taxpayers would be faced with
higher taxes to pay for this
growth. I do not want to seem
greedy in asking for the 100
percent the study recommends,
but I understand and agree with
the concept. The County
Commissioners have the final
say on the percentages to be
collected."

SEPT. 14 JOINT
CONCURRENCY
MEETING
Everyone concerned with
growth management issues and
school impact fees met with the
Hardee County Commission.
The entire School Board and
staff, as well as representatives
from Wauchula, Bowling Green
and Zolfo Springs were present
as well as their attorneys. There
were also several area residents
and community agency repre-
sentatives.
Pat Steed and Helen Spears
of CFRPC presented a video on
concurrency. State Senate Bill
360 requires that each city and
county have a school facilities
element in its Comprehensive
Land Use Plan. The School
Board must also have one and
there must be interlocal agree-
ments for each to cooperate
with the others in growth man-
agement planning.
During the last year, work-
shops have been held with rep-
resentatives from each entity to
acquaint them with levels of
service, proportionate share and
determining service areas.
Schools have to be ready to
meet the needs of all students,
public and private, in case a pri-
vate school defaults and the
public school has to absorb
these pupils.
There has to be data and
analysis to support projected
costs and students, including a
five-year plan. Schools should
be planned or sited to co-locate
near other public facilities such


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as libraries, parks and commu-
nity centers which will serve
the same clients. Schools also
have to be ready to be emer-
gency shelters.
Deputy Schools Superinten-
dent Rocky Kitchens explained
the FISH (Florida Inventory of
School Houses) requirement to
list each building, shed, etc. and
update it in order to revise the
five-year facilities plan. "We
. done a lot of fishing late! "It has
70 pages of instructions outlin-
ing student stations (spaces per
student) and we can't deviate
from them'."
It presents a double quandry,
Kitchens explained. "The state
figures only on the number of
students you, have. The kids
have to be here before you can
build for them. It constantly
puts you behind the curve to
build."
Portables can be used as an
interim solutions. They are
good that they can be moved
from site to site where needed.
Complicating the issue more is
the state's requirement that no
more than 25 percent of a
school's students are in porta-
bles. They have to be replaced
over time with buildings.
"The FISH is a living, breath-
ing document, constantly
changing. It's complex. Space
is allotted based on all areas,
but we don't place students in
the gym, band or chorus rooms
all the times. The state's square
foot plan doesn't work in the
real world. It says there should
be 25 kids in a classroom but
Special Education classes may
have only 10 or 12," explained
Kitchens.
Class size amendments also
say in kindergarten through
third grade each classroom
must have no more than 18
pupils. If the 19th shows up,
another classroom and
teacher is needed. That's
why we're running out of
school space and always plan-
ning in arrears, he further
explained.
"How are the schools doing?
Are we at capacity now?" asked
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man. Kitchens said renovations
to the old junior high added
some space to Wauchula
Elementary School and some
students from the Zolfo Springs
area were transferred there..
"Bowling Green needs to be
torn down and start over. There
is little room at North Wauchula
and one classroom at Zolfo
Springs and at Wauchula Ele-
mentary. Next week we could
be over size limits when
migrants start coming.
"It scares me that there could
be 1,200 homes at Vandolah.
We can't handle it. The legisla-
ture is starting to see that we
can't keep pace, the difference
between what the state says you
have and what you actually
have.
The upshot of the discussion
was that local governments'
land use regulations must
ensure that new development
does not outstrip the govern-
ment's ability to handle or sus-
tain that growth. Whether it is
roads or other infrastructure, or
schools, the capital improve-
ment plan must spell out what is
the level of service and what
happens if the government can't
meet that for a new develop-
ment.
That could result in delaying
development until the govern-
ment, or school, is able to pro-


vide for the proposed growth.
Financial feasibility, funding to
correct an insuffiency, can the
school or government afford the
item needed to service that par-
ticular development, is the big


issue. The county, cities and
School Board must agree on
these factors and meet regularly
to keep updated on each one's
capacity.
"We need to keep our eye on


the target, run as fast as we can,
and celebrate when we get
there," said Steed as she closed
her presentation.
Staff writer Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


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4A The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


JOE BOSTICK
HIMROD SR.
Joe Bostick Himrod Sr., 76,
a third generation Hardee Co-
unty pioneer and citrus farmer
of Bowling Green, passed
away Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at
his residence. He leaves his
childhood sweetheart and lov-
ing wife of 57 years, Johnna
Mae Cathcart Himrod and the
following family members;
most of whom are from
Hardee County.
The children include: Joe
B. Himrod Jr. and wife Sherri
of Bowling Green, Marci and
husband Dr. Derrel Bryan of
Lake Placid, Joni and husband
Bruce Crawford of Bowling
Green, and Patrice and hus-
band Lt. Col. Tim Strange of
St. Cloud.
The grandchildren in-
clude: Derren Bryan and wife
Diane of Bowling Green,
Darci and husband Jamie Orth
of Bartow, Jamie Crawford of
Bowling Green, Jenna Kae
Crawford and fiance Lee
Rowland of Port Charlotte,
Aaron and LeAnna Himrod of
Bowling Green, and Colt
Barwick, Madelin Strange and
Ridge Strange of St. Cloud.
The great-grandchildren
include: Juliana Herrin, Jaden
Orth and Joeci Orth of
Bartow, Dylan Crawford of
Bowling Green and Jace and
Jorren Bryan of Bowling
Green.
Sisters in laws and fami-
lies: Jean Cathcart Polk of
Wauchula and Dr. Gayal
Cathcart of Sebring.
Many other relatives live
throughout Hardee County
and other areas.
Joe was preceded in death
by his parents, Hardee pio-
neers, Charles Himrod and
Era Bostick Himrod and
brother, Hale Himrod and his
wife Elaine McDonald Him-
rod. Joe attended schools in
Wauchula, graduating from
Wauchula High School where
- he played varsity football and
was a charter member of the
W.H.S. Key club. He attended
the University of -Florida. He
was a member of the First
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula and was a Farm Bureau
Director.
Joe was interested in all
forms of history, science,
astronomy, engineering, and
music. He obtained a pilot's
license and enjoyed flying for
many years. With the aid of
family members, he spent
years in researching and writ-
ing a Himrod genealogy book,
"In Search of Aaron" that
dates back to the 1600s in
Germany. He also spent much
time researching his maternal
Bostick family line. He loved
farming, antiques, and had a
great sense of humor. He
raised sugar cane and made
syrup in his own hand-made
copper cooker. He grew corn
to grind into grits and meal in
his self-built oak gristmill,
complete with a 20-foot
waterwheel. By building this
mill he carried on the tradition
of having a mill built in each
family generation. This grist-
mill is located in North
Carolina where he spent many
summers and he will be
missed by many lasting
friends there.
He was adored by his fami-
ly and admired by all who
knew him. He leaves a legacy
of humility, dignity and
respect. He will be long
missed and his memory loved.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made in his
honor to: Good Shepherd
Hospice, 320 North 6th Ave-
nue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Visitation was held on
Tuesday, October 2nd from
3:30-4:00 p.m. at Duck and
Susan Smith's camp house at
New Zion with service fol-
lowing at 4 p.m. Duck Smith
and Bill Lambert will be offi-
ciating. Burial will be at
Wauchula Cemetery.



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DOUGLAS WAYNE
DANIELS
Douglas Wayne Daniels, 60,
formerly of Wauchula, died on
Sunday, September 2, 2007, at
his home in Fort Myers.
Born Sept. 9, 1946, he spent
most of his life in the Wauchula
area. He served two years in the
U.S. Army and worked as a
heavy equipment operator for
various phosphate mines.
Survivors include five broth-
ers, Max Daniels, Grady
Daniels, Paul Daniels, Clayton
Daniels and Ronnie Ingraham;
three sisters, Joy Daniels
Rogers, Betty Keply Bryant and
Jolene Ingraham Carnly; and
many nieces and nephews.
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GLADYS LOUISE
"TOSHIE"
ALBRITTON DAVIS
Gladys Louise "Toshie"
Albritton Davis, 87 of
Bowling Green died Friday,
September 28, 2007 at
Hardee Manor Care Center.
She was a fourth-genera-
tion Hardee County resident,
residing here for most of her
life. She was an active mem-
ber of Paynes Creek Primi-
tive Baptist Church and past
president of the College Hill
School Reunion. She was a
grader at Parker Brothers
Packing House and was an
avid gardener and fisherman.
Coming from a large fami-
ly, she was the last survivor
of nine clffdren.
She was preceded in death
by ^her husband, Damon C.
Davis.
She is survived by two
sons; James C. Davis and
wife Ellen of Fort Myers, and
Michael E. Davis and wife
Nancy of Cape Coral, two
daughters; Marie Talcott and
husband Neil of Fort Myers
and Nelda Grice Paulk of
Cape Coral; eight grandchil-
dren, 13 great- grandchildren,
and a sister-in-law, Ruth
Albritton of Wauchula.
Visitation was Tuesday
Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.
at Paynes Creek Primitive
Baptist Church with Elder
Hollis Albritton officiating.
Burial will follow at Paynes
Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Paynes
Creek Primitive Baptist
Church, 7012 Crooked Creek
Lane, Zolfo Springs, FL
33890.



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ALBERT L. WILSON
Albert L. Wilson, 90, of
Sebring, died Friday, Septem-
ber 28, 2007, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Cincinnati,
Ohio, retiring from Temkin
Roller Bearing in Columbus,
Ohio. He moved to Sebring in
1989 from Orlando. He was a
Baptist and a resident of The
Palms.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Lula.
He is survived by daughters,
Judith Gillispie of Sebring and
Betty S. (Thomas) Arbaugh of
Schertz, Texas; grandchildren,
Loraine G. Edwards, Michael,,
Wayne and Mark Gillispie,
Leslie A. Arguijo and Jeffrey
Arbaugh; six great-grandchil-
dren.
Services were 11 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 3, at Morris
Funeral Chapel with family
receiving friends one hour
prior. Entombment will follow
at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens.
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MAVA
ALBRITTON
Mava Albritton, 73, of
Bowling Green, died Mon-
day, October 1, 200.7 in
Wauchula.
She was born June 23,
1934 in Signal Mountain,
Tenn., and had been a
Hardee County resident for
60 years. She was a home-
maker and a member of
Immanuel Baptist Church in
Bowling Green.
Survivors include her hus-
band of over 50 years, Grady;
seven children, Claude
Myers of Melbourne, Linda
Goad of Wauchula, Marsha
Redding and husband Tim of
Bowling Green, Randall
Albritton and wife Kay of
Bowling Green, .Grady
"Billy" Albritton Jr. and wife
Denise of Zolfo Springs, Eva
Boehm and husband Gary of
Wauchula, and Blake Albrit-
ton and wife Dee Dee of
Bowling Green; two sisters,
Effie Higgenbottom of Signal
Mountain, Tenn., and Flara
Miller and husband W.T. of
Wauchula; 16 grandchildren,
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 5 at First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green with the
Rev. Blake Albritton officiat-
ing. Burial will follow at
Paynes Creek Cemetery.



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Obituaries


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GLADYS LOUISE
"TOSHIE" ALBRITTON
DAVIS
Gladys Louise "Toshie"
Albritton Davis, 87 of Bowling
Green died Friday, September
28, 2007 at Hardee Manor Care
Center.
She was a fourth-generation
Hardee County resident, resid-
ing here for most of her life.
She was an active member of
Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist
Church and past president of
the College Hill School Re-
union. She was a grader at.
Parker Brothers Packing House.
She was the last survivor of
nine children.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Damon C. Davis.
She is survived by two sons;
James C. Davis and wife Ellen
of Fort Myers, and Michael E.
Davis and wife Nancy of Cape
Coral, two daughters; Marie
Talcott and husband Neil of
Fort Myers and Nelda Grice
Paulk of Cape Coral; eight
grandchildren, 13 great- grand-
children, and a sister-in-law,
Ruth Albritton of Wauchula.
Visitation was Tuesday Oct.
2 from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Wednesday,
Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at Paynes
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
with Elder Hollis Albritton offi-
ciating. Burial will follow at
Paynes Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Paynes Creek
Primitive Baptist Church, 7012
Crooked Creek Lane, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


MAVA ALBRITTON
Mava Albritton, 73, of
Bowling Green, died Monday,
October 1, 2007 in Wauchula.
She was born June 23, 1934
in Signal Mountain, Tenn., and
had been a Hardee County res-
ident for 60 years. She was a
homemaker and a -member of
Immanuel Baptist Church in
Bowling Green.
Survivors include her hus-
band of over 50 years, Grady;
seven children, Claude Myers
of Melbourne, Linda Goad of
Wauchula, Marsha Redding and
husband Tim of Bowling
Green, Randall Albritton and
wife Kay of Bowling Green,
Grady "Billy" Albriton Jr. and
. wife Denise of Zolfo Springs,
Eva Boehm and husband Gary
of Wauchula, and Blake Albrit-
ton and wife Dee Dee of
Bowling Green; two sisters,
Effie Higgenbottom of Signal
Mountain, Tenn., and Flara
Miller and husband W.T. of
Wauchula; 16 grandchildren,
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with the Rev. Blake
Albritton officiating. Burial will
follow at Paynes Creek Ceme-
tery.
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Funeral Home
Wauchula


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JOE BOSTICK
HIMROD SR.
Joe Bostick Himrod Sr., 76, a
third generation Hardee Coun-
ty pioneer and citrus farmer of
Bowling Green, passed away
Friday, September 28, 2007 at
his residence.
He attended schools in
Wauchula, graduating from
Wauchula High School where
he played varsity football and
was a charter member of the
W.H.S. Key club. He attended
the University of Florida. He
was a member of the First
Methodist Church of Wauchula
and was a Farm Bureau
Director.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Hardee pioneers,
Charles Himrod and Era
Bostick Himrod and brother,
Hale Himrod and his wife
Elaine McDonald Himrod.
Surviving are his wife of 57.
years, Johnna Mae Cathcart
Himrod; children, Joe B.
Himrod Jr. and wife Sherri of
Bowling Green, Marci and hus-
band Dr. Derrel Bryan of Lake
Placid, Joni and husband Bruce
Crawford of Bowling Green,
and Patrice and husband Lt.
Col. Tim Strange of St. Cloud;
grandchildren, Derren Bryan
and wife Diane of Bowling
Green, Darci and husband
Jamie Orth of Bartow, Jamie
Crawford of Bowling Green,
Jenna Kae Crawford and fiance
Lee Rowland of Port Charlotte,
Aaron and LeAnna Himrod of
Bowling Green, and Colt
Barwick, Madelin Strange and
Ridge Strange of St. Cloud;
great-grandchildren, Juliana
Herrin, Jaden Orth and Joeci
Orth of Bartow, Dylan Craw-
ford of Bowling Green and Jace
and Jorren Bryan of Bowling
Green; sisters in laws and fami-
lies, Jean Cathcart Polk of
Wauchula and Dr. Gayal
Cathcart of Sebring; and many
other relatives throughout
Hardee County and other areas.
Visitation was held on
Tuesday, October 2 from 3:30-
4:00 p.m. at Duck and Susan
Smith's camp house at New
Zion with service following at
4 p.m. Duck Smith and Bill
Lambert will be officiating.
Burial will be at Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his honor to:
Good Shepherd Hospice, 320
North 6th Avenue, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


RAMON H.
SOSA
Ramon H. Sosa, 67, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday,
September 18, 2007, in
Bradenton.
He was born April 2, 1940
in Laredo, Texas, and had
been a Wauchula resident for
43 years, coming from
Homestead. He was a mem-
ber of the Apostolic Taber-
nacle and had worked for
A.C. Harland and U.S. Steel.
Survivors include his wife,
Maria; four children, Guada-
lupe Diaz and husband Juan
of Homestead, Ramon Sosa
Jr. of New York City, N.Y.,
Marianna Hernandez and
husband Homero of Braden-
ton, and David Sosa and wife
Deborah of Wauchula; five
brothers, Juan Sosa of Plant
City, Hector Sosa of Wau-
chula, Luis F. Sosa Jr. of
Denuba, Calif., Daniel Sosa
of South Bend, Ind., and
Gabriel Sosa of Cave City,
Ky.; five sisters, Raquel
Garcia of Laredo, Texas,
Petra Sosa of Mich., and
Maria A. Torres, Maria S.
Garza, and Margarita Quin-
tana, all of Lexington, S.C.;
10 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Friday,
Sept. 21 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
at the church. Services were
held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 22 at the Apostolic
Tabernacle in Wauchula with
the Rev. Mario Zamora offi-
ciating. Burial followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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MINNIE S. "GRANNY"
SMITH
Minnie S. "Granny" Smith.
100, of Wauchula, died Mon-
day, October 1, 2007.
She was born in Jennings on
Dec, 13, l '4t,
She was preceded by her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion W.
Strickland; husband, James E.
Smith; one son, Troy T.
Delaney; five brothers; and two
sisters.
She is survived by datighter,
Shirley S. James of Fort Myers;
two sons, James H. Smith of
Chesterfield, Va., and Harry C.
Delaney and wife Maxine of
Roswell, Ga.; daughter in-law,
Patricia Delaney of Fort Myers;
numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and neph-
ews and nieces.
She was blessed to have
another family, Glenda
Stephens and daughters Jodi
Barlow, Debbie West and Sherri
Barnett.
Services will be held today
(Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the
Brant Funeral Chapel with visi-
tation from 1 until 2 p.m.
Interment will follow at the
Wauchula Cemetery.
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DOROTHY "DOT"
ROBERTS
Dorothy "Dot" Roberts, 73,
of Fort Meade, died Wednes-
day, September 26, 2007, at
Bartow Regional Medical
Center.
Born in Black, Ala., on Sept.
26, 1934, she worked as a
peanut grater when she lived in
Graceville. In the early 1970s
she moved to Bartow and
worked for Ben Hill Griffin as a
citrus sectionizer. She has lived
in Fort Meade for 26 years.
She was preceded in death by
a daughter Debbie Carnley.
Survivors include her hus-
band Clyde Roberts of Fort
Meade; two daughters, Sherrie
Forrester and husband Tim of
Graceville, and Amy Baker of
Fort Meade; two sons, Glenn
Carnley and wife Linda of Fort
Walton Beach, and Barry
Carnley and wife Wanda of
Graceville; two sisters, Mincie
Carnley and husband R.J. of
Bonifay, and Doris Owens and
husband Presley of Graceville;
two brothers, Johni M. "Bidddy"
Jones and Donald Jones, both of
Graceville; 12 grandchildren;
-and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Sept.
28 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Funeral
services were Saturday at 10
a.m., also at the funeral home.
Interment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252007CP000096
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CEDRIC BERNARD DAVIS
Deceased /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Cedric Bernard Davis,
deceased, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 252007CP000096, the
address of which is: Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and address of
the Personal Representative and
of the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
S THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of


this Notice is October 4, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Sheila Moore
2928 Demooney Road
College Park, GA 30349
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Jacob C. Dykxhoorn
Florida Bar No. 441104
PETERSON & MYERS, PA.
130 East Central Avenue
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Telephone: (863) 676-7611
Facsimile: (863) 676-0643
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RAMON H. SOSA
Ramon H. Sosa, 67,
Wauchula, died Tuesday, Sep
ember 18, 2007, in Bradentoi
He was born April 2, 1940
Laredo, Texas, and had been
Wauchula resident for 43 year
coming from Homestead. H
was a member of the Apostol
Tabernacle and had worked f(
A.C. Harland and U.S. Steel.
Survivors include his wif
Maria; four children, Guad
lupe Diaz and husband Juan
Homestead, Ramon Sosa Jr.
New York City, N.Y., Mariani
Hernandez and husband Hom(
ro of Bradenton, and Dav
Sosa and wife Deborah
Wauchula; five brothers, Jua
Sosa of Plant City, Hector So
of Wauchula, Luis F. Sosa Jr.(
Denuba, Calif., Daniel Sosa
South Bend, Ind., and Gabri
Sosa of Cave City, Ky.; five si
ters, Raquel Garcia of Lared
Texas, Petra Sosa of Mich., ai
Maria A. Torres, Maria
Garza, and Margarita Quintan
all of Lexington, S.C.;
grandchildren and one great
grandchild.
Visitation was Friday, Sep
21 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at tl
church. Services were held"
11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at tl
Apostolic Tabernacle in Wa
chula with the Rev. Mar
Zamora officiating. Burial fo
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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in WHO CAN JUDGE?
a When Richard Jewell died recently, the news was reported in
*s, papers across the nation.
Ie Jewell's fame came from the stories on the bombing at
ic Centennial Park in Atlanta on July 27, 1996, during the Olympic
or Summer Games. You may remember that he was working in the
park that evening as a security guard, and he saw a knapsack that
e, had apparently been abandoned. Trained to be suspicious of such
a- things, Jewell notified the Atlanta police and then he took it upon
of himself to start clearing people out of the area.
of The knapsack turned out to be a bomb, and when it exploded
na it killed one person and injured over a hundred. But the number of
e- those killed and injured would surely have been much higher had
id not Jewell moved people to a safer location.
of Immediately after the bombing the media played up Jewell as
an a hero, interviewing him and raining accolades on him. However,
sa after a few days, law enforcement and the media turned on Jewell
of as a possible suspect, and the rush to judgment started.
of Ultimately, another person admitted planting the bomb, and
el Jewell was exonerated. The media tried to restore him to "hero sta-
s- tus." But he'd been judged guilty in the public mind, and it was
o, that impression that stayed with many people right to his death.
nd Reading about Jewell's death I thought of the way we tend to
S. judge people, doing so in many cases after just meeting them
ia, briefly or listening to them for no more that a minute or two. We
10 look at their skin color, listen to them talk, hear their accent or tone
at- of voice, see the way they dress, and we make judgments.
Worse, we sometimes let others form our judgments of people
pt. before we've even met them. "You are not going to like him,
he because he's . ." and then they list the reasons we won't like the
at person we're about to meet.
he Psychologists can give a lot of reasons for our need to make
u- quick judgments of people. I think that the challenge is to teach
io ourselves to go slowly in forming our opinions of others and, more
)l- importantly, to look for their good qualities.
I had an uncle who was a man of very few words, most of them'
said in a monotone with little warmth and devoid of humor. We
kids thought his only redeeming quality was that he was married to
our aunt, who could light up a room with her smile and made the
greatest chocolate chip cookies ever.
re Shortly before my uncle died I visited him in a nursing home
ay and we talked about another family member who was having prob-
lems, mostly of his own making. When I asked my uncle what he
thought about this person, he said, "It's not my role to judge him,


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that's God's work. My role is to see his good points, love him and
pray for him!"
In his typically few words, he taught me one of life's great
lessons. God does the judging, not me. My task is to find the good-
ness in others.
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6A The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000065
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C., I
DOB: 01/05/2004
C., A
DOB: 02/04/2000
Child. /
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TOS
Father of I.C., a white male child
born on January 5, 2004, and*of
A. C., a white female born on
February 4, 2000
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:
I.C.
a white male child
born on January 5, 2004
A.C.
a white female child
born on February 4, 2000
and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on November
29, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a PER-
MANENT COMMITMENT ADVISO-
RY HEARING in this matter.
YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on November
30,2007, at 8:30 a.m. at the HARD-
EE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, for a MANIFEST
BEST INTEREST HEARING in this
matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAYS AND
TIMES SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION 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
SAvenue, 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 2nd day of October,
2007
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
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WPD Wins 2 More Grants In Fight Against Crime


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A bunch of grant dollars keep
accreditation and expand the
battle against crime.
The Wauchula Police
Department received notifica-
tion of two more of the fe,".
grants it uses for special police
tactics. Together they enable

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-401-CA
DIVISION
DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORETTA SWAFFORD, et al,
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
September 24, 2007 and entered
In Case No. 2007-401-CA of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein DLJ
MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC., is the
Plaintiff and LORETTA SWAF-
FORD; TENANT #1 N/K/A LEONA
FACE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A
GAIL BRIDGMAN are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 14th day of
November, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 8, BLOCK 12, OF AVAL-
ON PARK ADDITION TO
CITY OF WAUCHULA, HAR-
DEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS
PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
75, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 501 ILLINOIS AVE-
NUE, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Any person claiming an interest
In the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on the 24th day
of September, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
.: By: B. Reed
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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officers to work against drugs
and gangs, and assist crir ,-
victims.
The latest approval was the
$64,400 state Department oi
Law Enforcement grant for the
new fiscal year which began
Oct. 1, explained Police Chief
William Beattie. The "Project
Safe Neighborhood, Operation
Gang Eradication" grant was
accepted by the Wauchula City
Commission by resolution.
Using the 2006-07 grant of
$34,000 enabled Beattie to
assign two plainclothes officers
in unmarked cars to visit vari-
ous sites of possible or budding
gang activity. Both work over-
time after their regular shifts,
and are able to certify a gang
member by special criteria and
enter them into the computer
system. Once there, a person
can receive a higher penalty for
a crime because of this certifi-
cation. It is similar to the
enhanced charge for a hate
crime, said Beattie, who seeks
to double such enforcement.
When a group gathers at a
city park, store parking lot or
wherever with boom boxes,
graffiti and fights over "turf,"
officers begin frequenting the
area. The overabundance of
police presence discourages
such gatherings. Just getting
them in the neighborhood pro-
motes safety, stated Beattie.
While there, they respond to'
reports of a burglary in progress
or traffic accident in the area, he
added.
He is hopeful of working
with the other communities and
the county Sheriff's Depart-
ment in creating a task force to
combat gang activity similar to
the current drug task force
which has been successful.
Another grant recently
accepted by the commission is
the $40,240 Victims of Crime
Act (VOCA) to assist those
injured or in danger frorh
domestic violence, aggravated
assault and forcible sex crimes,
either adults or children.
Accreditation manager Maria
Adame Quinn was the first to
work under this grant nearly a
half dozen years ago. Now
Sandra Rojas is the person on
call 24 hours a day to "go out
and protect the victim."
Rojas will be in the
Emergency Room with the vic-,
tim, obtain clothing fto replace
that needed for evidence, take
the victim to a private, safe
location and accompany her
through the court system. She
may also work with local agen-
cies to get Food Stamps or
financial assistance to live inde-
pendently of the alleged abuser,
take the child to Child Prote-
ction Team appointments, help
get an injunction for protection,
whatever it takes, said Beattie.
The federal Byrne grant is the
one which helps meet expenses
of the drug task force. It is
received in conjunction with the


Sheriff's Office which assigns
two officers to the group. At
east one Wauchula officer is
assigned. Other officers from
other departments assist, for
instance, when a search warrant
is issued, when there is a
reverse sting or other activity
needing multiple manpower.
A COP'S grant also brings. in
money for hiring officers, who
are then absorbed into the force.
Such grants may pay 100 per-
cent of the salary for one year,
75 percent the next, then 50 per-
cent and 25 percent until the
person is entirely paid by the


department.
The recent annual report
highlighted some of the activi-
ties of the Wauchula Police
Department last year. In 2006,
there were 513 charges made
involving 1,001 pieces of evi-
dence. Accreditation standards
require inventory of the evi-
dence room at least twice year-
ly.
In the last year, the depart-
ment has done a lot of commu-
nity service in addition to regu-
lar policing duties. They coordi-
nated a city-wide graffiti
cleanup and expanded it to


Not All Muzzleloaders Are Legal

For Muzzleloading Gun Season


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) wants to make it clear to
all muzzleloader hunters not
all muzzleloaders are created
equal, Some of the new models
do not meet the legal definition
of guns authorized for use dur-
ing muzzleloading gun season.
The two issues which seem to
be generating the most ques-
tions are whether muzzleload-
ers with an electronic ignition
are legal and whether the use of
nitro-cellulose powder is legal.
Neither is legal for use in
Florida during muzzleloading
gun season.
"In particular, the CVA
Electra is a new muzzleloader
on the market that doesn't qual-
ify as a state-defined muzzle-


loader," said Capt. John Miller
of FWC's Division of Law
Enforcement. "It is not a legal
weapon for muzzleloader sea-
son because it uses an electron-
ic ignition, fired by a battery."
The legal types of guns for
use during the muzzleloading
gun season use black powder or
Sa non-nitro-cellulose substitute
and are fired by wheel lock,
flintlock or percussion cap igni-
tion. They are not adaptable to
use of any self-contained car-
tridge ammunition.
The CVA Electra muzzle-
loader is legal to use during
general gun season, however. -
For more information on
muzzleloader hunting, visit
MyFWC.corn/hunting.


other communities.
Last year, they raised over
$8,000 in the annual toy drive:
and contributed $3,119.74 in'
March for the Relay For Life.
cancer funding. Officers also
-participated in the 24-hour
Relay For Life activity at the
football stadium.
Many officers, including the
chief, detectives and supervisq-
ry personnel, attended a variety.
of training seminars, including
the clandestine drug lab training
at the Federal Bureau of Invest-
igation center at Quantico,Va.
Others had courses in post-
blast investigation in arson-sus-
pected crimes, street-level drug
crimes, dealing with the men,-
tally ill criminal, traffic homi-
cide, breath tests, laser speed
measurement, command staff
procedures and public risk (lia-
bility, insurance and other per-
sonnel issues).
These have kept in-house
instructors certified and helps
officers maintain their law
enforcement certifications.
Integrity has no need of rules.
-Albert Camus

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WEATHER SUMMARY
Showers slowed some field work in the southern Peninsula
and in the Monticello area during the week of September 24
through 30. Rain totaled from traces in many Panhandle, central,
and northern Peninsula localities, to over six inches in Fort
Lauderdale. Most of the showers fell over parts of the central and
southern Peninsula. Most central and southern Peninsula stations
recorded from a quarter up to an inch of rain for the week.
Temperatures averaged from one degree below normal in West
Palm Beach, to five degrees above in Tallahassee. Daytime highs
were in the 80s and 90s while nighttime lows were in the 60s and
70s. The recent rains lowered the danger of wild fire over most of
the State. However, the danger remains high for the extreme north-
ern Peninsula and the Panhandle.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
poor to excellent with most in good condition. It was too dry in
many locations for planting small grains, clover, or ryegrass for
winter grazing. The cost of small grains for seeding increased.
Stocks of hay were low. Cattle condition was mostly fair to good.
In central areas, pasture condition was fair to excellent with most
in fair condition while recent rain greened up the pastures; howev-
er, armyworm damage continued. In the southwest areas, pasture
was poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Fall armyworms
hit pastures this week in high numbers.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 0 0 0
Poor 5 10 15 10
Fair 45 30 45 35
Good 40 55 30 45
Excellent 9 5 10 10


Letter To The Editor
Hardee Jail Inmate Thanks
Men Who Visit Every Week


Dear Editor:
I am writing you this letter so
that you could thank the two
men, Kenny Sanders and the
"Doc," for me. They helped me
see light through my darkness.
These two men take time out
every Wednesday out of their
busy day to come and give an
inspirational word to me and
the men at Hardee County Jail.
They have told us about their
life's struggles and how it just
seemed incomplete until they
gave themselves to the Lord
completely and how it opens
doors for them to help someone
else.
I know that Jesus has used
them to come to me. They have
showed me that Jesus loves
everyone, even a person like
me. How many people would
take time to help someone iheu
don't know, to get they life
back on track, for free, and take
an inmate to an employer and
stand on faith, to use their repu-
tation to get you a job. You
would have to be God-sent or
crazy. They are truly blessed
men.
So I write this poem to thank
them for letting Jesus come
through them and change my
life. I was in an invisible battle
that I could not win by myself.
If a man works for the Lord in
the dark, you would know
because he would shine even in
the light. The glory belongs to
the Lord.
G.T. White
Hardee County Jail


"A Battle Of Faith
In Invisible Darkness"
I played in my cell, bound in
my sin, in a lighted room, but
dark within. Now I look back
just to see, how my mistakes
had unfolded, right in front of
me.
I lived in spiritual bondage. I
just couldn't see, why choosing
to live foolish is so very unwise.
It can cost you your freedom
or be your demise. You invite
spiritual illness, that a doctor
can't undo. You let in Satan. He
come in and sits right next to
you.
While I lived in darkness, I
just couldn't hear, neither could
see, who was behind the whis-
pers calling me! I never would
have thought that Jesus would
come and set me free.
Living as a sinner, I just did-
n't think that it could ever be
Jesus who was behind the soft
whispers saying, come unto me.
Don't live so foolish or Satan
will be your friend. Before you
know it, your life would be a
mess, and he'll be gone again.
You are in a spiritual battle
that you just can't win. If you
neglect to feed on God's great
words to shield you, you will.
lose the war you're in.
There is only one way to hear
the whispers and also see the
light. If you give your heart and
soul to God, only then, Jesus
takes over the battle, so you
could win the fight you're in.
Inspiration by K. Sanders
and the "Doc," Ross Hendry.


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Peanut harvesting proceeded at a rapid pace in the Panhandle
and northern Peninsula. In Jackson County, yields from irrigated
fields were good. In Jefferson County, peanut yields were not con-
sistent due to late planting with a considerable acreage not yet
mature. Peanut condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 20 percent
poor, 39 percent fair, 20 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.
Cotton picking and baling continued in northern Peninsula and
Panhandle localities. Topsoil moisture was rated very short to ade-
quate and subsoil moisture was rated very short to short in the Big
Bend area. Elsewhere, soil moisture was mostly rated short to ade-
quate. Jackson, Marion, Sumter, Hendry, and Miami-Dade counties
reported some spots with surplus topsoil moisture. Okeechobee,
Desoto, Jackson, Suwannee, and Jefferson counties reported some
localities with very short soil moisture.


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Rating


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week week I year week I week Year


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Very short 8 4 9 8 13 14
Short 33 31 32 41 34 42
Adequate 55 63 58 51 53 43
Surplus 4 2 1 0 0 1

VEGETABLES
Lying of plastic and planting gained momentum in Dade
County with several fields of snap beans and a small amount of
tomatoes already planted. In the Immokalee area, land preparation
and planting were slowed slightly by rainfall. Growers picked a
very small amount of cucumbers during the week. Tomato picking
was underway in the Quincy area.


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ditions in citrus producing areas. Lows were in the high 60s and
low 70s over the weekend in all areas, while highs were in the low
90s. Ft. Pierce had over an inch of rainfall; Immokalee and Sebring
had about three quarters of an inch. Harvest began on Fallglo tan-
gerines, Ambersweet and Navel oranges, and grapefruit. Nine
packinghouses have opened and began running fruit along with one
processing plant. Caretakers were mowing, herbiciding, fertilizing,
and pulling vines in preparation for harvest. Most owners were
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The rally will be at Wildcat
Stadium off West Main
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Everyone is encouraged to
come out and support the
seven youth football teams
and their cheerleaders.

Meeting Plans
After Disaster
A Local Mitigation Strategy
meeting next Thursday at 10
a.m. helps plan how to
respond following some
emergency or hazard.
The meeting will be at the
Hardee County Emergency
Management Office, 404
W. Orange St., Wauchula.
For more information, call
963-773-6373.
Help Elderly
Make Decisions
Volunteers are needed for
two programs under the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs which help senior citi-
zens make informed deci-
sions about Medicare, health
insurance and prescription
drug plans.
Training is provided in
areas of long-term care, pre-
scription discounts and
counseling. For more infor-
mation, email www.Aging-
Florida.com or call West
Central Florida Area Agency
on Aging Inc. at 1-800-336-
2226.
Give Nursing
Home Gifts
Social services at Hardee
Manor Healthcare Center is
looking for "treasured trash."
Save your old record player
and records, cookbooks, pic-
ture frames, wreath hooks,
old photos, antique ladies
hats, tea sets and similar
items.
Volunteer companions are
needed to accompany 15
residents on a free trip to
Lowery Park Zoo. Those that
can help with either need
should call 773-3231.

Be A Vendor
In Arts/Crafts
The Wauchula Garden
Club invites vendors to the
fourth annual Antiques, Arts
& Crafts Under the Oaks in
Wauchula on Saturday, Dec.
1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vendors specializing in
antiques, original artwork
and hand-crafted items are
invited to participate. The
deadline for applications is
Nov. 15. For more informa-
tion, call club president
Jeanette Perrine at 863-773-
6026.
Get Your
Child's Prints
There will be free finger-
printing of children on
Saturday from 11 a.m. to .3
p.m. at The Movie Gallery at
1430 U.S. 17 N. in Wau-
chula, in the Wal-Mart shop-
ping complex. In addition to
the safety precaution, the
store will offer Halloween
coloring sheets and product
coupons.
A sheriff's officer will be on
hand to take and record the
children's prints.


Lakeland

Woman

Injured
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three people were injured,
one seriously, in a two-vehicle
wreck at a highway intersection
last week.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the crash oc-
curred at about 10 on Thursday
morning where Will Duke Road
intersects with the northbound
lanes of U.S. 17 in Wauchula.
Jane S. Patrick, 66, of 501
Poppell Dr., Lakeland, was
headed north on U.S. 17 in her
2006 Volkswagen when a 1987
Chevrolet crossed into her path,
Tpr. Steven D. McKinney said.
The car, driven by Craige W.
Romeo, 24, P.O. Box 1345,
Bowling Green, had been east-
bound on Will Duke Road
before crossing into the high-
way, violating Patrick's right of
way, McKinney alleged.
The left front of Patrick's
Volkswagen collided with the
front of Romeo's Chevy, he
said. The impact sent the'
Volkswagen across the three
traffic lanes, coming to a final
rest in the easternmost lane,
while'the Chevy traveled back-
ward onto Will Duke Road, the
trooper described.
Patrick was seriously injured
in the collision, and was trans-
ported to Florida Hospital
Wauchula before being airlifted
by medical helicopter to Tampa
General Hospital, McKinney
said.
Neither Romeo nor his pas-
senger, Joseph Fleurmond, 23,
of 1643 Mowatt St., Wauchula,
suffered any serious injury, he
said. Both declined transport to
the hospital.
All were wearing seat belts,
the trooper added.
Charges are pending.


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Monday, Oct. 15, by calling 1-
800-232-4475 ext. 336.
Activities for the day will
include kayaking, fishing, pony
rides, a bounce house, inflatable
water slide, personal safety
instruction, art and craft pro-
jects, games, food and much
more.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida serves Hardee and sev-
eral other counties.
Current and past Girl Scouts
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celebration, as are any girls
interested in learning more
about he organization.


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Quota hunt permit work-
sheets will be available Oct. 15
on the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
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corn/hunting under "Quota
Hunts." Worksheets also are
available at county tax collec-
tors' offices and at all FWC
regional offices.
Applicants must apply
through the FWC's Total
Licensing System (TLS).
Hunters may apply online at
www.wildlifelicense.com or
turn in their completed work-
sheets to any tax collector or
license agent.
All applicants, regardless of
when they apply, have the same
chance of being selected as long
as they submit their applica-
tions within the application
period. Applicants must apply
by 11:59 p.m. (EST), Thursday,
Nov. 8, to be included in one of
two random drawings.
Hunters, who were included
in the random drawing last year
but were not issued a quota hunt
permit, will be included in this
year's first drawing, known as
the "preference drawing."
"When you submit your
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attach any rejection notice you
may have received last year.


The TLS knows who was,
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and your preference status. If
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printed on the group leader's
receipt. Each person wishing to
join the group must submit his
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leader's group.
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quota hunt permit before Phase
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basis for any hunts not filled
and will be eligible for the pref-
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to 4 p.m. at Camp Caloosa,
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The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, October 4, 2007


'Cats Outlast Mustangs; Visit Streaks Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wildcats spotted the
Mustangs a touchdown and
went back and forth for four
quarters before putting the
game away 47-33 last Friday
night.
Lakewood Ranch put points
on the board in the first minute
of the game. Hardee answered
shortly and scored again. The
teams were tied twice before
fourth quarter heroics put
Hardee up to stay.
This week the Wildcats travel
over to Sebring to take on the 3-
2 Blue Streaks. After a 35-0
drubbing by Marion County
(Stuart), the Streaks rebounded
to down Pasco High (Dade
City) 21-7 and nip Okeechobee
13-12. A 35-0 loss to Frostproof
was followed by last week's 31-
17 win over Jensen Beach.
This is a must-win district
game for the Wildcats, who
were flat against Avon Park and
lost 10-7 for an 0-1 district
record. The 'Cats need to beat
Sebring, Braden River and
DeSoto for a shot at the post-
season.
"It won't be an easy game at
Sebring. They mix up the run
and the pass. They don't pass
much but complete when they
do. We need to go in prepared,"
said Wildcat head coach Tim
Price.
Hardee will miss the services
of senior tight end/safety Olnel
Virgile, who suited up for the
last time before his 19th birth-
day ended his Hardee career. A
last-ditch appeal to the Florida


High School Athletic Associa-
tion fell on deaf ears.
Hardee, however, could have
the services of sophomore quar-
terback Ezayi Youyoute back in
a limited fashion. His broken
left wrist has healed well and he
could see limited duty.
Price and assistant coaches
John Sharp, Steve Rewis, David
Mahoney and Gregg Mann
named co-Offensive Players of
the Week from last week's
game. Seniors Jayquan Gandy
and Jimmy Cimeus split the
scoring duties. Gandy had
seven carries for 123 yards and
two TDs, including a 96-yarder,
while Cimeus had 17 carries for
11 yards and four TDs.
Price said the award could
have gone to the entire offen-
sive line, which made the scor-
ing possible. The line includes
center Tyler Bumby, guards
Carlos Ramirez and Brett Ty-
son, and tackles Alex Lanier
and Tyrone Pace.
Senior Wade Mahoney was
all over the field in making 13
tackles, two for a loss, and
causing a fumble, to earn
Defensive Player of the Week
honors.
Junior linebacker Nolan
Neuhouser was named Special
Teams Player with a blocked
punt and blocked PAT along
with 4.5 tackles, two for a loss.
For those scout team players
who give 100 percent in prac-
tice to make the starters better,
sophomore lineman Dalton
Farr, who played both sides of
the line, took this week's hon-
ors.


Nolan Neuhouser (19) blocks a Lakewood Ranch PAT. He also blocked a punt to earn Special Teams Player honors.


Hardee won the coin toss and
deferred to the second half, giv-
ing Lakewood Ranch first crack
at the ball. The Mustangs capi-
talized on that. After a first-
down run, and a penalty making
it first and 15, junior quarter-
back Niko Macias lofted a long
pass to classmate Marcus
McNeal, who had gotten behind
the Hardee defenders. The
play was good for a 70-yard


Swimmers Challenge Lakewood


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Taking on a much bigger
school paid dividends for
Hardee swimmers last week.
In the only meet of the week,
Hardee boys bested the Lake-
wood Ranch Mustangs 180-94,
while the Lady Wildcats came
up just short in the 122-119
competition.
This week Hardee travels to
Avon Park for a meet today
(Thursday), then participates in
the Heartland championships
this weekend. Diving is tomor-
row (Friday), with the swim
events beginning at 10 a.m. on
Saturday at Lake Placid.
In last week's visit from 5A
Lakewood Ranch, Hardee boys
secured eight first-place finish-
es for the victory. Hardee girls
were just a tad slower and won
only two relays, with the Lady
Mustangs taking first in nine
events.
Hardee's A team of Tyler
Robertson, Joe Porter, Josh
Rickett and Dylan Justice began
with a win in the 200 medley in
a time of 1:59.68. A Lakewood
team came in at 2:02.90 and
Hardee's Jake Willis, Dustin
Spears, Isaac Vasquez and Kyle
Bodeck placed third.
Hardee girls placing second
included Sarah Ezelle, Heather
Kouns, Chelsea Goolsby and
Kaitlyn Kennedy.
Chris Reid, Lee Cortez, Bo-
deck and Brian Hagans were
first, second, third and fifth in
the 200 freestyle. For the girls,


Kate Krause was second, Kyn-
dall Robertson fourth and
Samantha Cowart fifth in the
200 free.
Rickett won the boys 200
individual medley, with Porter
third and Sean McCandless
fourth. Katie Jernigan was sec-
ond in the girls race, with
Brittany Wiggins sandwiched
third and another Lady Mustang
fourth.
Tyler Robertson won by near-
ly three seconds in the 50 free-
style. Dylan Justice was third
and Vasquez fourth, while Mus-
tangs were second, fifth, sixth
and seventh. For the girls,
Kaitlin Justice 23 hundredths of
a second off the pace to place
second in the 50 free, while
Goolsby was fifth and Ezelle
sixth.
The only divers were the
Hardee boys, who put first-
through third-place points on
the ledger with Sheldon Hart-
man, Josh Rodgers and T.K.
Hogenauer.
Rickett added another first in
the 100 butterfly. Vasquez and
Willis were third and fourth.
Kouns was second and Goolsby
third of four swimmers in the
girls 100 fly.
Robertson picked up second-
place in the boys 100 free, 70
hundredths off the winning
pace. Reid was third, Bodeck
fifth and Hagans eighth of the
group in the event.
Kaitlin Justice came in sec-
ond by 89 hundredths in the
girls 100 free. Krause was


fourth, Jernigan fifth and Cow-
art seventh in the girls portion
of the race.
Spears was second, Cortez
third and Rodgers fourth in the
vigorous 500 freestyle. Ken-
nedy was a bit over a second
behind to be second in the gru-
eling event, but was in ahead of
teammate Kyndall Robertson.
Hardee boys A team of
Porter, Reid, Cortez and
McCandless was second in the
200 free relay, with Hagans,
Hartman, Rodgers and Hogen-
auer placing third. Hardee girls
won their 200 relay by 1.70 sec-
onds with Wiggins, Jernigan,
Krause and Justice combining
for the win.
Spears won the 100 back-
stroke, with Willis third,
McCandless fifth and Hartman
sixth. Ezelle was a close second
in the girls 100 back, with
Kennedy placing third.
In the 100 breaststroke, it was
Porter second and Spears fourth
for the boys, while Wiggins was
second and Kouns fifth.
Finally, Hardee boys A team
of Justice, Reid, Rickett and
Robertson won the 400 free
relay in a time of 4:40.18, well
ahead of Lakewood's 5:05.72.
Hardee girls A team of
Krause, Jernigan, Wiggins and
Justice came in nearly six sec-
onds ahead of a Lady Mustang
team. Hardee's Kennedy, Rob-
ertson, Cowart and Goolsby
were third.


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It was an exchange of punts,
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yard line. It took one run over
the right side to score. The PAT
was blocked, but it was a 7-6
game.
A blocked punt on the next
series gave Hardee the lead.
Neuhouser blocked the punt
and defensive tackle Skylar
Alden took in into the end zone.
Quarterback Jordan Grimsley,
the holder for kicker Jose.
Castenada, took the snap, faked
and ran into the end zone for
two points. Hardee had its first
lead 14-7.
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Quarterback Jordan Grimsley (11) was holder for the PAT and surprised the Mustangs
with a two-point conversion run.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Jayquan Gandy (4) is off and running, for a 96-yard
touchdown that put Hardee ahead to stay in the fourth
quarter.


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Wade Mahoney (1) goes airborne in attempt to block a Mustang extra point kick.


Both Golf Teams Are Winners


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both the Hardee boys and
girls golf teams posted some
victories last week.
The girls, who have been fac-
ing rainouts more often than
not, played a quad-match at
Lake Wales last Thursday, los-
ing to the home team, but
defeating Ridge Community
and Frostproof.
The boys also played on
Thursday, hosting a tri-match
with Lake Wales and Lake
Placid. The boys combined
excellent shooting for a possi-
ble school record team score of
143. Lake Wales had 186 and
Lake Placid 187.


The girls are slated for anoth-
er quad-match this week
(today) at DeSoto, while the
boys hosted Avon 'Park on
Tuesday and go to Lake Placid
today. The boys also plan to
play in the Heartland Tourna-
ment on Saturday.
Hardee girls were led in last
week's match by freshman Kara
Norris, who carded 60. Senior
Nicole Bromley was one shot
back at 61 as was freshman
Emily Williams. Senior Ciarra
Chancey came around in 63 and
freshman Lauren Moore came
around in 68 strokes.
For the Wildcats, senior
Kaleb Saunders continues to be


the low man, shooting a 34 with
three birdies. Junior Jake Crews
carded a 35 with a pair of
birdies, Ben Krause had a 36
with three birdies and freshman
Taylor Barlow came home in 28
with one birdie. James Olliff
had a birdie in shooting 41 and
Brek McClenithan had 42.
"We have made more birdies
through the season than we usu-
ally have for the entire season.
Hopefully, this trend will con-
tinue through districts," said
coach George Heine, who is
still researching the team record
to see if 143 is indeed a team
record. Overall, the boys are at
9-2 for the season.


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


LAKEWOOD
HARDEE RANCH


0-3-1
0
31/252
252
2
2
5/29.5


SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE 14 7 6 20
LAKEWOOD
RANCH 7 7 6 13


11-19-2
246
34/27
273
4
5
10/80.5


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= 33


Players Of The Game


Jayquan Gandy Jimmy Cimeus
#4 #2
Offense Offense


Wade Mahoney
#1
Defense


Nolan Neuhouser Dalton Farr
#19 #65
Special Teams Scout Team


Lakewood Ranch was driving
as the first period ended. On the
first play of the second session,
Bryce Johnston took the hand-
off the final yard to score. The
PAT was good. It was 14-14.
The rest of the second quarter
was a battle. but a good
Grimsley runback of the
Mustang. punt, had the 'Cats
knocking on the door again at
the 25-yard line. Cimeus got'a
20-yard run, gained one more
and then took the pitch and cut
in to score. The Castaneda kick
made it 21-14, the halftime
score.
Hardee started the second
half three and out. After a swap
of possessions, a penalty gave
the Mustangs the go-ahead and
another long pass to McNeal
resulted in a 39-yard TD. The
kick was blocked by Neu-
houser, and Hardee clung to a
21-20 advantage.
And so it went, until the wan-
ing seconds of the third period,
when Cimeus cantered 45 yards
to score as time on the clock ran
out. The kick was no good.
Hardee led 27-20.
Another McNeal pass recep-
tion netted the Mustangs 36
yards before Mahoney caught
up with him. Tim Brooks went
around the right corner and fell
across the goal line as he was
hit. The kick was good. It was a
27-27 game.
A fumble and Jarius Lindsey
recovery on the next kickoff put
the 'Cats in ahole at the 4-yard
line. Not to worry, Gandy broke
through the line untouched and
raced down the west sidelines
with several Mustangs trying
unsuccessfully to catch him.
The 96-yard TD and missed
PAT gave Hardee a slim 33-27
lead.
The Mustangs started at their
20, got to the 40 and then went
backward. Facing a fourth and
22, they punted. Grimsley took
it on the Hardee 40 run, juggled
it just a bit and ran 59 yards. A
penalty put the 'Cats back on
the 12. Gandy and Cimeus car-
ried the ball, with the pitch
going to Cimeus for the final
five yards. With Castaneda's
kick, Hardee had a little breath-
ing room with a 40-27 edge.
It was a good thing, because
the Brooks to McNeal combina-
tion needed another touchdown
pass. The kick was blocked, but
it XVas a 40-33 game.
The last four minutes seemed
to last forever, as Hardee tried
to keep Lakewood Ranch from
getting the ball. A good kick,
and block-in-the-back penalty
put the Mustangs in the hole at
their 7. Pass attempts went
awry. Hardee took over on the
10 on downs and Cimeus ran it
in from there to up the Wildcat
score to 46 points. Castaneda
made it 47,
Despite' its best efforts,
Lakewood was unable to get a
pass completed and Hardee just
had to take a knee to let time
expire and claim the 47-33 win.
The Hardee defense had
helped to save the day, intercep-
tions by Antjuan Jones and
Cimeus, both with runbacks of
18 yards. Joseph Barton,
Newcomb, Logan Thomas,
Lance Mason and the Aldeh
brothers were on the spot for
tackles, along with Virgile who
had seven tackles, five assists
and a fumble recovery in his
final game.
Castaneda had five punts for
an average of 41 yards, three
inside the Mustang 20 to pin
them deep in their own territory.
"We faced a lot of adversity.
The kids played hard. They
could have quit, a lot played
hurt. They could have laid
down, but they didn't. They
played a terrific game," con-
cluded Price.


It's Time To Register



For Deer-Dog Training


Hunters who use dogs to hunt
deer on private lands in Florida
must register those properties
for the 2007-08 hunting season.
The statewide, no-cost regis-
tration is not only mandatory
during any open deer-hunting
season when taking deer with
dogs is permitted, but also dur-
ing the upcoming deer-dog
training season.
This regulation does not ap-
ply to training or hunting deer-
dogs on public lands and wild-
life management areas.
The deer-dog training season
opens Oct. 6 and runs through
Oct. 25 in the Central and South
hunting zones. In the North-


west Hunting Zone, the training
season runs Oct. 27 Nov. 15.
Registration may be issued to
hunting clubs or landowners for
anyone who wants to hunt deer
with dogs on a particular tract
of private land. A specific reg-
istration number will be issued
from the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC). and that number must
be attached to the collars of all
dogs used to hunt deer on those
registered properties.
To comply, the landowner or
representative from each hunt-
ing club must complete the
appropriate application, which
is available from regional FWC


offices and at MyFWC.com/-
hunting. Proof of landowner
permission or a copy of the
written lease agreement must be
provided along with a general
map of the property showing
boundary lines and a legal
description.
Hunters must possess copies
of their registration while they
are hunting, and they must con-
tain their dogs to those regis-
tered properties. Possessing
firearms or bows is prohibited
while training deer dogs during
I the deer-dog training seAson.
For more information on how
to register, visit MyFWC.com/-
hunting or call (850) 488-3641.


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION
Rule No. 6.64 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: School Food Service Programs
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policies for governing
the operation of the School Food Service Program.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.06(3), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: School Food Service Programs
1. The Superintendent of Schools shall recommend to the School Board, for its
approval, policies governing the operation of the School Food Service Program.
2. The Superintendent of Schools is directed, from time to time, to recommend
policies to provide for an appropriate food and nutrition program for students
consistent with federal law and State Board of Education rule.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.06(3). Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policies for governing the
operation of the School Food Service Program.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts thd'proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:40








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ZS Residents Honor Police Department


COURTESY PHOTOS
A specially designed and decorated cake expressed the sentiments of the town's resi-
dents.


Members of the Zolfo Springs Police Department are (from left) Chief Chris Baty, Ofc.
Eric Fotheringham, evidence clerk and administrative assistant Teresa Simmons, Ofc.
Paul Faircloth, Ofc. James Cunha, Lt. Reginald Jones and Ofc. Jose Ventura.
I


LUSH LANDSCAPE


COURTESY PHOTO
The flower beds at Bowling Green Elementary School are full and flowing these days,
but not without hard work. Matt Knight, owner of Prime Environmental Landscaping,
repaired the irrigation system and donated mulch and mounds of labor. Wayne
Faulkner dug his hands into the'work a~rwell, and arranged the donation of plants from
Ruckhorn Nursery. Knight (left)'has tW sons at the school, Marcus in second grade
and Matthew in first. Faulkner's s-ns, Robert and Richard, are former pupils of BGE.


i SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA I
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION

Rule No. 7.33 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: GED Tests Eligibility
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for eligibility of
candidates to take the GED Tests.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: Rule 6A-6.021, Fla. Admin. C.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: GED Tests Eligibility
1. The following requirements shall govern eligibility of candidates to take the
GED Tests:
1.1. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of examination. However,
under the extraordinary circumstances, persons who are least sixteen (16) years
of age may be permitted to take the tests with the approval of the
Superintendent of Schools.
1.2. Incarcerated youth above the age of sixteen (16) years of age at the time of
examination may be permitted to take the test based on the written approval of
the Department of Corrections Chief Examiner.
Specific Law Implemented: Rule 6A-6.021, Fla. Admin. C.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for K-12 and incar-
cerated student requirements governing eligibility of candidates to take the GED Tests.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into-the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10 4c


Police Chief Chris Baty and his officers wait for the fun to begin at a recent dinner held
in their honor in the town's Civic Center.


The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is the
largest natural history museum in the world.


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION

Rule No. 6.86 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: Conformity to Codes
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for school district
facilities plans to conform to the requirements of the Florida Building Code and the Florida
Fire Prevention Code, as applicable.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1013.371 (1), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Conformity to Codes
1. The policy of the School Board is that it shall not approve any plans for the
construction, renovation, remodeling, or demolition of any educational or ancil-
lary plants unless these plans conform to the requirements of the Florida
Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
2. The Superintendent of Schools shall assure that all recommendations to the
School Board are, as pertinent, in conformity.to the Florida Building Code and
Florida Fire Prevention Code.
3. On a project by project basis, the School Board may, by motion delegate to
the Superintendent of Schools authority for submitting documents to the Florida
Department of Education.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1013.371 (1), Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy not to approve any
plans for the construction, renovation, remodeling, or demolition of any educational or
ancillary plants unless these plans conform to the requirements of the Florida Building
Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to'the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:4c

































Residents, officers and town officials mingle and enjoy the fun. The Civic Center was
decorated with black and white balloons in a nod to the town's black-and-white patrol
cars, and with other patriotic displays.


Members of the Neighborhood Watch program and other town residents joined togeth-
er to recognize the Police Department. Seated at far right is Commissioner Didi White.


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Women in the Neighborhood Watch program provided a bounty of foods for all to enjoy.
The only interesting answers
are those which destroy the -'
questions.


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.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Connie Coker
as Deputy Clerk
NOTICE: IN-ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSON WITH DIS-
ABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT A A.D.A.
COORDINATOR NOT LATER
THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT 1-800-955-
8771. (TDD)
9:27-10:18 c


Zolfo Springs Town Commissioner Maggie Belcher pre-
sents a plaque to Reginald Jones. Each employee of the
Police Department received a similar plaque. Jones also
has recently been given the rank of lieutenant.


Commissioner Maggie Belcher and Mayor/Commission-
er George Neel (not shown) presented a special plaque
to Police Chief Chris Baty.


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


October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION


Rule No. 2.450


Date: October 1, 2007


SUBJECT: Rule: Secondary School Security Programs
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for regarding
school security programs.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: 6A-1.0403. Fla. Admin. C.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Secondary School Security Programs
1. It is the responsibility of the Principal of a secondary school containing any of
the grades seven (7) through twelve (12) to develop and implement a security
program.
2. The Superintendent of Schools shall promulgate an Internal Management
Memorandum regarding school security programs. This Internal Management
Memorandum shall provide for:
2.1. the involvement of teachers, volunteers, neighborhood watch programs,
school resource officers, security guards or any combination
thereof;
2.2. the responsibility of the Principal to inform all school personnel, at least
Annually, of the procedures and personnel included in the program; and,
2.3. the responsibility of the Principal to evaluate the program annually and
to make recommended changes needed to improve procedures to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Specific Law Implemented: 6A-1.0403, Fla. Admin. C.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for regarding
school security programs.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all ,written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat.
10:4c


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION


Rule No. 3.54


Date: October 1, 2007


SUBJECT: Rule: Principal: Eligibility for Performance Pay
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for ineligibility for
Principals re performance pay.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.09(4), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Principal: Eligibility for Performance Pay
1. When a student has been the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by anoth-
er student who attends the same school, the Department of Juvenile Justice is
required to notify the School Board whether the offender is prohibited from
attending that school or riding on a school bus whenever the victim or a sibling
of the victim is attending the same school or riding on'the same school bus.
2. Upon receipt of direction from the Superintendent of Schools, the school prin-
cipal shall take appropriate measures so that.the offender shall not attend any
school attended by the victim or a sibling of the victim of the offender or ride on
a school bus on which the victim or a sibling of the victim is riding.
3. A school principal who fails to comply with this Rule shall be ineligible for any
portion of the performance pay policy incentive under s. 1012.22(1)(c), Fla. Stat.
4. However, if any party responsible for notification fails to properly notify the
school, the school principal shall be eligible for the incentive.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.09(4), Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for ineligibility for
Principals re performance pay.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records slub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:4c






6B The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


4-H'ers Milk Summer's


Educational Opportunities


ROMNEY CAMPAIGN VISITS


For most teenagers, summer
is a time to spend with friends
or sunbathing at the beach.
However, for several 4-H Club
members this summer consisted
of traveling the state learning
about dairy cattle or attending
the Southeast Dairy Camp'.
Hardee County was repre-
sented by three 4-H students
who visited several cities in
Florida learning how to judge
dairy cattle. Eddie, Andrew and
Jessica Hunt went to 10 differ-
ent diaries in Lake City, Okee-
chobee and Gainesville. While
in Gainesville, the students par-
ticipated in classes for judging
at the Red Larson Dairy
Science Building, and judged
cattle at the dairy research unit
at the University of Florida.
Their days were spent stand-
ing in hot smelly barns looking
at sets of dairy cows. During the
evenings they would practice


their presentations on the rea-
sons for their judging decisions.
Although the work was tiring
at times, the students came
away with a better understand-
ing and appreciation of the
importance of the work of a
.dairy cow judge.
This experience also helped
prepare Eddie and Andrew
Hunt for the upcoming annual
State Dairy Judging Team com-
petition. During the month of
October, Eddie and Andrew
will travel to Montgomery, Ala.,
to become members of the
Florida team and compete.
Jessica Hunt, although too
young to compete in this year's
event in Montgomery, has
learned many beneficial skills
and her educational effort will
help prepare her for competi-
tion with the State Dairy
Judging Team next year.
Along with traveling to a
variety of dairies this summer,


Eddie, Andrew and Jessica,
along with Brooke Aleman,
represented Hardee County at
this year's Southeast Diary
Camp in Haines City.
On July 16-20, the students
attended classes which covered
subjects concerning the diges-
tive tract and reproduction sys-
tems, marketing diary products,
and making butter, cheese and
ice cream. The week began
early in the morning with
breakfast at 7 and ended with
workshops and activities every
evening after dinner.
One of the highlights of the
week included a tour of the
Butler Oaks Farm in Okee-
chobee, where they learned the
basics of cow judging, partici-
pated in a Dairy Quiz Bowl and
skill-a-thon games, and viewed
demonstrations on grooming
and record-keeping.
The students also had the
opportunity to partake in the
"World Famous Okeechobee
BBQ Cookout," which was
sponsored by the Larson family
of Okeechobee.
In addition to Florida 4-H
students, the Southeast Dairy
Camp provided training to stu-
dents from Georgia, Virginia,
North Carolina and South
Carolina. Next year's camp will
be held in Georgia, and the
youngsters are already looking
forward to it.
The trips to these educational
events were made possible by
the Hardee County 4-H Found-
ation.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County Republican Chairman Erica Scheipsmeier (top photo, left) and Megan
Hutchinson talk with Craig Romney, 26, one of the five sons of Mitt Romney, former
governor of Massachusetts and current Republican candidate for U.S. president. His
"Mitt Mobile," shown (middle) with Craig and Mary Romney and 16-month-old son
Parker along with Scheipsmeier, made a campaign stop on Thursday at Austin Growers
Garden Center in Wauchula. Craig Romney said his father turned around failing busi-
nesses before being elected governor, smoothed out the troubled 2002 Olympics in
Salt Lake City, and as governor balanced a billion-dollar budget while providing health
care for all Massachusetts citizens without a tax increase. He said his father is a per-
son of faith, with strong family and moral values. Talking about the candidate at the
campaign stop, planned for all 67 Florida counties, are (bottom, from left) Chamber
Director Casey Prescott, Brittany Davis, Craig Romney, Scheipsmeier, Mary Romney
and School Board member Joe Jones.


Eddie Hunt, also shown here at the County Fair, worked
on dairy judging skills during school vacation.


Jessica Hunt and Andrew Hunt worked with dairy cattle
over the summer months.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Brooke Aleman, shown
here at the Hardee County
Fair, attended the South-
east Dairy Camp this sum-
mer.


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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION


Date: October 1, 2007


Rule No. 7.34


SUBJECT: Rule: K-12 Student and Parent Rights: Dropout / AIP Programs
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for K-12 student
and parents rights regarding Dropout/AlP Programs.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s 1002.20(2) (d), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: K-12 Student and Parent Rights: Dropout / AIP Programs
1. Notice: Dropout prevention, and academic intervention programs. Each
School Principal shall provide the parent or a public school student a written
notice, by certified mail, prior to placement of the student in a dropout preven-
tion or academic intervention program.
2. The parent or student receiving such notice shall be entitled to an adminis-
trative review of any action by school personnel relating to the student's place-
ment, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.53(5) Fla. Stat.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1002.20(2)(d), Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for K-12 student
and parent rights regarding: Dropout / AlP Programs and notice provisions by each
School Principal.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:4c







October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, as a "September to Remember" came to a
close with a shocking "Upset Saturday," the college football world
is reeling.
West Virginia, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Florida from the Top 10
and others in the Top 25 all went down to defeat. The landscape of
college football has been plowed up for sure.USF is in in the Top
10 this week! Jim Leavitt has been there from the start. He has
worked out of mobile homes use as offices while other well-paid
coaches have plush complexes. 1-h nas spent his USF career on the
back of the sports page to Spurrier, Bowden and Meyer. Good
things come to those who wait. For his loyalty and dedication to
USF, this moment in the sun is well deserved.
What does it say when the number 3, 4 and 5 teams fall in the
same weekend? Parity. The reduction in scholarships has made col-
lege football more exciting when any team has a chance on any
given night. When Pitt signed over 100 players during the Dorsett
years of the 70s, the NCAA finally stepped in and limited scolar-
ships. Now, someone should step in and create a playoff system.
West Virginia, Florida and most others dreamed of going undefeat-
ed. No team does usually.
Questions in college football:this week?
How does USF stop Steve Slaton when no others can ? WVU
did outgain USF 437 to 274 yards but the Bulls' defense kept the
Mountaineers out of the end zone by creating six turnovers.
USF and WVU set a new attendance record with 67,018. Now
that USF has reached the level of the other Florida schools,
Outback Steak House is a Bulls sponsor, and most of all, Tampa is
a Big East City, what do we have to do to get the Outback Bowl to
dump the Big 10 and replace it with a better Big East team? The
time to strike is now.
Now for this week's Bill O' Fare . .
1. Florida at LSU LSU has too much at home. LSU 34 UF
24.
2. West Virginia at Syracuse Mountaineers get back to run-
ning the offense. WVU 45 Syracuse 7.
3. Georgia at Tennessee Dawgs in a thriller.UGA 35
Tennessee 33.
4. Kentucky at South Carolina Is UK for real? UK 33 USC
30.
5. Houston at Alabama Tide gets back to winning.
Alabama 34 Houston 17.
6. UAB at Mississippi State Bulldogs shooting for a win-
ning season. MSU 27 UAB 13.
7. UCF at East Carolina Knights in a shootout. UCF 45
ECU 34.
8. Cincinnati at Rutgers Showdown in the Big East.
Rutgers 31 Cincy 28.
9. USF at FAU No letdown Bulls. USF 41 FAU 14.
10. Utah at Louisville Cards pass on the Utes. U of L 37
Utah 27.
11. Georgia Tech at Maryland Terps found a QB. Maryland
34 GT 23.
12. N.C. State at FSU Noles looking better. FSU 35 NCSU
13.
13. Miami at North Carolina Butch Davis beaten by his old
school. Miami 23 UNC 10.
14. Ohio State at Purdue Should have been last weekend.
Purdue in an upset. Purdue 27 Ohio St. 24.
15. Stanford at Southern Cal Trojans escaped Washington
to regroup here. USC 38 Stanford 17.
16. Tampa at Indianapolis Bucs take their new defense to
Tony's house. Indy 24 Tampa 23.
17. Miami at Houston Fish Fry in the Lone Star State.
Houston 31 Miami 21.
18. Jets at Giants Pennington over Eli. Jets 27 Giants 24.
19. Chicago at Green Bay Bears and Pack is always a great
one. Bears 23 Pack 20.
20. Jacksonville at rIansas City Chiefs at home cruise. KC
34 Jags 17.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your
middle.
-Bob Hope


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Sept. 30, Tyler Scott Tilton, 18, of 4708 Harden Boulevard,
Lakeland, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with carry-
ing a concealed weapon and possession of alcohol by a person
under 21.
Sept. 30, Melvin Lewis, 33, of 512 Fairfax Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with battery.
Sept. 30, Cary Gannon, 41, of 1273 Mockingbird Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with cru-
elty toward children without great bodily harm.
Sept. 30, Jamie Ariel Hernandez, 21, of 2315 Keysville Road,
Plant City, was arrested by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission Ofc. Clint Thompson and charged with trespassing on
property not a structure or conveyance and resisting an officer
without violence.
Sept. 30, a residential burglary on Stansfield Road was report-
ed.

Sept. 29, James Burton Wilkins, 21, of 315 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with two counts
of cruelty to children without great bodily harm.
Sept. 29, Teofilo Aguilar, 22, of 120 Minor Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr.. James K.
Cloud and charged with DUI. At the jail, Sgt. Lyle Hart also
charged him with possession of methamphetamine, possession of
drug paraphernalia and smuggling contraband into a detention
facility.
Sept. 29, Andrew Michael Rupert, 19, of 1120 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia,
fraud-giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer and a non-
moving traffic violation.
Sept. 29, Ernest Frank Thomas, 39, of Knottingham Road,
West Palm Beach, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and
charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Wauchula Cpl. Gabe Garza also detained him
on a charge of contempt of court violation of an injunction for
protection.
S Sept. 29, Maria DeJesus DeLeon, 38, of 1633 W. Lake Dr.,
Belle Glade, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with tres-
passing failure to leave property when requested.
Sept. 29, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief
at Lincoln Street, CR 665 and U.S. 17 South and a theft on U.S. 17
South were reported.

Sept. 28, Christopher Matthew Owens, 28, of 1137 Doss
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by FHP Tpr. James K. Clouod
and charged with DUI.
Sept. 28, Julian Roque, 76, of 8470 SW 154 Circle Court,
Miami, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with
violation of animal conservation euthanasia of a dog.
Sept. 28, a vehicle stolen on Altman Road, criminal mischief
on SR 64 West and a theft on Gregory Lane were reported.

Sept. 27, Calvin Gene Martin, 41, of Griffin Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-support.
Sept. 27, Alberto Hernandez, 30, of 685 Apostolic Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of lar-
ceny petit theft.
Sept. 27, a vehicle stolen on Boyd Cowart Road, and thefts on
SR 62 and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Sept. 26, Roberto Lupe Escobedo, 45, of 621 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on two counts fail-
ure to appear in court.
Sept. 26, thefts on Palomino Lane, Altman Road and Old Polk
Road were reported.

Sept. 25, residential burglaries on SR. 62,.Dixiana Drive and
SR 64 East, vehicles stolen on Buttonwood Drive and Dixiana


Drive, and a theft on CR 664A were reported.

Sept. 24, Alexis Dewayne Sanders, 37, of 2815-39th Ave.,
Bradenton, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Sept. 24, a tag stolen on Pennsylvania Avenue and a residen-
tial burglary on Mourning Dove Lane were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 30, Juan Carmona, 28, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxi-
cation.
Sept. 30, fights on West Main Street and on Eason Drive were
reported.

Sept. 29, Sergio Santizo Velasquez, 18, of 520 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, and Damion Gonzalez, 21, of 904 W. Harvey St.,
Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and each charged
with disorderly intoxication. Velasquez was also charged with
resisting an officer without violence,
Sept. 29, a theft on U.S. 17 N6rth was reported.

Sept. 27, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Sept. 25, Neil Wesley Anderson, 27, of 412 Laurel Cove,
Winter Haven, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with
possession of burglary tools with intent to use, and loitering and
prowling. At the jail, Ofc. Ryan Waters also charged him with
grand theft of a vehicle, unarmed burglary of a structure/con-
veyance and larceny.
Sept. 25, Margaret Beatrice Howell, 26, of 1820 Alamo Ave.,
Wauchula, Maria Tomasa Quinn, 35, of 410 Rodeo Dr., Wauchula,
and Michael Shawn Albritton, 37, of 998 SR 62, Bowling Green,
were arrested Det. Lt., David Stimson and each charged with
unarmed burglary of a structure and larceny. Howell was also
charged with possession of burglary tools with intent to use, pos-
session of methamphetamine and loitering/prowling. At the jail
Dep. Ryan Waters also detained Quinn on a violation of probation
charge and charged Howell with grand theft of a vehicle, another
count of unarmed burglary of a structure/conveyance and larceny.
Sept. 25, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Sept. 24, a business burglary on East Townsend Street and
burglary of a conveyance on North FloridaAvenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 30, Willie James Robinson, 45, of 4922 Epps Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with dealing in stolen property.
Sept. 30, a residential burglary on Willow Avenue was report-
ed.

Sept. 25, a residential burglary on East Main Street and a theft
on Palmetto Street were reported:

Sept. 24, Ronnie Rias, 47, of 5215 Dixianna Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Sept. 30, a residential burglary on Pear Street was reported.


Sept. 28, a residential
reported.


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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION

Rule No. 2.50 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: Instruction in Operation of Motor Vehicles

Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for instruction in
the operation of motor vehicles.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1003.48, Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Instruction in Operation of Motor Vehicles
1. The Superintendent of Schools shall promulgate an Internal Management
Memorandum prescribing course standards for the instruction in the operation
of motor vehicles and standards for teaching this course to the instructional per-
sonnel directly employed by the School Board.
2. The Internal Management Memorandum shall be presented to the School
Board for review and approval.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1003.48, Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the poliQy for instruction in
the operation of motor vehicles by adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent
of Schools.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
1i20.54(3)(e). Fla. Stat. o0:4c


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION

Rule No. 6.87 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: Facilities Work Program: Notice
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for proper pub-
lic notice to parents and other members of the public of the opportunity for public com-
ment.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s 1002.20(21 (c), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Facilities Work Program: Notice
1. The Superintendent of Schools shall provide proper public notice to the par-
ents of public school students and other members of the public of the opportu-
nity for public comment regarding the School Board's educational facilities work
program, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1013.35, Fla. Stat.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1002.20(21(c) Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for proper public
notice to the parents of public school students and other members of the public of the
opportunity for the public to comment on the educational facilities work program.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying .of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to tle
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy-of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent-of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 0.40








8B The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


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

75 YEARS AGO
Telephone Installed In Local
High School: Superintendent
John M. Crowell announced
Wednesday that a telephone has
again been installed in the
Wauchula High School.
The telephone number is 310,
and it will be a great conve-
nience to school patrons and
others having business with the
teachers or students, as well as
being a safeguard against disas-
ter.
/--
Federal Agent Found 1,601
Gallons Liquor: Federal prohi-
bition agents working out of
Tampa reported the largest
liquor haul they ever made as
the result of a raid near
Wauchula Wednesday after-
noon.
The agents said they found 53
30-gallon barrels of red liquor
and an additional five gallons of
liquor and six gallons of wine in
the raid, and the entire seizure
was destroyed. The agents had
been working the case for about
a month.

Roosevelt Holds Lead In The
Digest Vote: The nation-wide
Literary Digest presidential
poll, now well under way,
showed Democratic candidate
Franklin D. Roosevelt leading
his Republican opponent, Her-
bert Hoover, by 79,147 votes.
Roosevelt is leading in 14 of
20 states included in the count,
while Hoover leads only six.
The total vote gives Roosevelt
404,992, while Hoover
325,845.

50 YEARS AGO
New Phone Tower Vastly
Increases Local Facilities: The
new 220-foot telephone compa-
ny microwave tower in Wau-
chula will 'provide the equiva-
lent of 24 long distance circuits
from Wauchula to both Arcadia
and Avon Park and various
other points.
It will be put into operation
around Dec. 1. The tower facil-
ities can be expanded to provide


360 circuits. The two antennas
atop the tower are beamed at
similar towers in Avon Park and
Arcadia.

Five Candidates For Mayor
Job: City of Wauchula voters
will have the choice of five can-
didates for mayor in the Nov. 5
city election. The candidates
are: Mayor W.D. Carlton,
Elmer Boree, Marcelino Melen-
dreras, Paul Thomas and Roy
B. Barnett.
Two council races have two
candidates each while Edgar L.
Davis and Roy Grimsley, in-
cumbent councilmen, are with-
out opposition.

Flu Outbreak Not Epidemic:
An outbreak of mild flu in
Hardee County schools is not
serious enough to cause closing
of the schools, Superintendent
H. B. Dominick said. Absentees
in all the schools of the county
totaled 170 Wednesday.
Dominick said the schools
will be closed if the absentee
total reaches 15 percent of the
enrollment, or a total of around
375 students. One local physi-
cian was sending his patients
home with orders for a liquid
diet and plenty of rest.

25 YEARS AGO
Albritton Wins Commission
Seat: Benny "Chip" Albritton
captured 59 percent of the
Democratic votes cast in
Tuesday's primary runoff elec-
tion to win the hotly contested
race of District 2 commissioner.
Albritton received 1,603 out
of 2,753 votes. His opponent,
incumbent Ralph Smith, got
1,132. "I feel I have a big
responsibility, now that I am
going into office, to satisfy the
needs of the people," he said.

Annual 'Pink Parade' Sale
Coming Up: According to
Joyce McLeod, sale chairman,
Nov. 6 has been set for the
Hardee Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary's fund raising project.
The "Pink Parade" sale has
been held for several years in
the parking lot of the Doctor's
Center rain and shine. Over
7,000 hours have been given to
the hospital by 65 volunteers
during this fiscal year. Over


Volleyball Challenges Palmetto


$5,000 was donated toward
needed equipment and expens-
es.

Dewey Whidden Dies
Suddenly: Wauchula resident
Dewey Whidden, 58, a well-
known real estate agent and city
councilman, died suddenly
Sunday night. Whidden was'
also chairman of the deacons at
Faith Presbyterian Church in
Wauchula.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday morning at 10:30 at
the chapel of the Curry Raley
Funeral Home with the Rev.
Russell Toms assisted by the
Rev. Jimmy Cox, officiating.

10 YEARS AGO
Lotto Winners Claim Prize:
When Francisco Escobedo quit
his new job at a Bowling Green
welding firm just three days
after he started, the reason he
offered his employer was noth-
ing but typical.
The 31-year-old Wauchula
resident and his wife, Eva, had
just won a one-third share of the
Aug. 16 Florida Lotto jackpot
of $27 million. The Escobedos'
share is $9.06 million, to be
paid in 20 annual payments of
$452,333 each.

Wauchula Rededicates His-
toric City Hall: Last Saturday
was marked by food,,fun and
music as the Wauchula City
Hall and Auditorium entered
into a new chapter in its life.
After renovation and refur-
bishing, the City Hall Auditori-
um is now officially rededicat-
ed as the Center of the Per-
forming Arts for the People of
Wauchula, after first being ded-
icated on April 12, 1927.

Local Gymnasts Start Fall
Competition: Several Hardee
girls are working hard as they
begin the fall competition,
moving from Amateur Athletic
'Union (AAU) meets to the
USA- level events.
Five local girls, Jennifer
Trammell, Kelly Barone, Carla
Shayman, Cheryl Hayes and
Megan Bumby, ranging in age
from 7 to 14, are doing their
best to qualify for state compe-
tition before the meet season is
over in December.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was like a two-sided coin,
best and worst outings of the
year.
The Hardee girls volleyball
team "probably played their
best match of the season" at
Palmetto last Tuesday and were
flat when they went to Braden
River on Thursday.
It's that up-down that has
head coach Ken Leupold still
battling to blend his freshmen
and sophomores with upper-
classmen on the Lady Wildcat
team.
And, the task doesn't get any
easier, with a match against
Sebring at home on Tuesday
and a trip to Sarasota Booker
today (Thursday). On Saturday,
there is a junior varsity tourna-
ment at Bartow.
Next week, it a visit from
Avon Park on Tuesday and a
trip to Bartow on Thursday to
close out the regular season.
The varsity will play in a tour-
nament at Bradenton Prep on
Oct. 12-13.
District playoffs are the week
of Oct. 22-26 at Sebring.
Hardee will likely be seeded
sixth, with year-round teams
like DeSoto, Sebring and


Braden River taking the top
three slots. Avon Park and
Palmetto will vie for the fourth
and fifth seeds, and Hardee and
Booker will round out the field.
Based on last Tuesday's per-
formance, Hardee could be the
sleeper in the district tourna-
ment. "The girls played as a
team. Our passing was the besi
it's been. Service and offense
was good. They had a chance to
close out game one and it could
have made the difference," said
Leupold.
He noted the work of the
senior leaders. Marissa Hall had
seven kills. Libero Amber
Steedley had a 70 percent pass
percentage, getting 22 of 30
digs to setters Lacey Garza or
Chelsey Steedley. Krystin
Robertson had five aces and 10
other good serves. Other varsity
players are Katie Rogers, Eryn
Mahoney, Kember Townsend,
Marisa Shivers and Megan
White.
Hardee lost the opening game
25-23 after nearly winning it.
The second game went 25-18
and the third 25-20.
Hardee's junior varsity squad
'also played well, pushing the
junior Lady Tigers to the three-
game JV limit. After losing the


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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from
time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
-Oscar Wilde


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION or MODIFICATION

Rule No. 8.09 Date: October 1, 2007
SUBJECT: Rule: Public Information Procedures: Florida Virtual School
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for procedures
whereby the general public can be adequately informed of educational programs, needs
and objectives available through the Florida Virtual School.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s 1001.42(15), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Public Information Procedures: Florida Virtual School
1. The Superintendent of Schools shall promulgate an Internal Management
Memorandum which shall prescribe procedures whereby the general public can
be adequately informed of the educational programs, needs, and objectives of
public education within the district, including educational opportunities available
through the Florida Virtual School.
2. The Internal Management Memorandum shall be presented to the School
Board for review and approval.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1001.42(15), Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed, rule establishes the policy for procedures
whereby the general public can be adequately informed of educational programs, needs
and objectives available through the Florida Virtual School.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 10:4c


Date: October 1, 2007


Rule No. 5.35


SUBJECT: Rule: Student Code of Conduct
Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for a code of stu-
dent conduct.
Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stat.: Sections 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.07(2), Fla. Stat.
Preliminary Text:
Rule: Student Code of Conduct
1. The Superintendent of Schools shall recommend to the School Board, for
annual adoption, a code of student conduct for elementary schools and a code
of student conduct for middle and high schools.
2. Upon adoption by the School Board, the Superintendent of Schools shall dis-
tribute the appropriate code to all teachers, school personnel, students, and
parents, at the beginning of every school year.
Specific Law Implemented: s. 1006.07(2). Fla. Stat.
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy for K-12 for adop-
tion and distribution of a code of student conduct.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard
on November 8, 2007.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to tile
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please noti-
fy Dennis Jones, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat.
10:4c


opener 25-20, they came back
to win the second 26-24, before
dropping the third by a 15-13
score.
"I was very pleased with their
play. They passed the ball better
than all year. They are getting
better all the time," said
Leupold.
JV players are Esmeralda
Martinez, Naomi Alvarez,
Vicky Arreola, Melissa Banda,
Yesenia Vargas, Daishia Bland-
in, Brittany Hines, Vanessa
Garza, Ali Holle, Jasmine
Pierce and LaCresha Carlton.
The trip to Braden River
started badly when Robertson
and Rogers arrived late after an
FFA meeting.
"Braden River plays club
ball and served us out of the
game. We just couldn't return
them. When we did, they
received 75 percent of the balls.
Playing a 2-3 front, the set the
ball and killed us,' said
Leupold.
The varsity lost in straight
sets 25-9, 25-16 and 25-13. The
JV also went down in straight
sets, 25-19 and 25-15. "They
were in the first game, but were

overwhelmed by their serving.
Their JV also serves very well,"
concluded Leupold.









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(USPS 578-780) ,

Thursday, October 4, 2007,


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The program asks PRECo's members to "round up" their electric bills to the next whole
dollar, with the additional money being collected by PRECo for charitable uses.
Resthaven will purchase a commercial dryer and replace client bedding with the gift.
A second check for $20,000 also was awarded, that one going to Southeastern Guide
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The Florida Foreign Trade
Association will bring foreign
buyers from Peru to Hardee
County on Oct. 17 to spotlight
opportunities and promote eco-
nomic growth in the Heartland
region of the state.
Organized by the Trade
Association and hosted by the
Hardee County Economic
Development Office and the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce in partnership with
the Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initia-
tive, the full-day visit will be
held at the Best Western
Heritage Inn & Suites, 2727
U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green.
Activities include one-on-one
matchmaking appointments and
presentations for regional and
Peruvian companies.
Businesses from the Heart-
land region of Hardee, Glades,
DeSoto, Hendry, Highlands and


Okeechobee counties are
encouraged to participate.
Led by the American
Chamber of Commerce/Peru,
the foreign companies are seek-
ing suppliers of computer hard-
ware, software and accessories;
textiles; food products; materi-
als for beverage industry; and
medical equipment, among oth-
ers. Individuals may call Jose
Canales at 781-9140 or FHRE-
DI at (863) 385-4900 for a
detailed list of products needed
by the Peruvians.
The Peruvians will arrive in
Miami on Oct. 14; participate in
business workshops/presenta-
tions on Oct. 15; meet with
South Florida buyers on Oct.
16; participate in business
, appointments and presentations
in Wauchula on Oct. 17; and
then proceed to Tampa for more
business appointments and a
tour of port facilities and a


return to Miami on Oct. 18.
This is the second foreign
trade delegation visiting
Wauchula. The first mission
was in April with the
Dominican Republic.
As part of TRADE USA, this
export promotion program is
funded in part by Enterprise
Florida's International Business
Expansion Initiative. It is also
supported by the U.S.
Commercial Service Export
Assistance Center and other
government and private organi-
zations.
For details about the Peruvian
companies or to register for the
trade mission, contact Canales
at the phone number listed
above or e-mail him at jcanale-
sconsulting@gmail.com; or call
Cheryl Sharp at the FHREDI
number above or at (800) 620-
3602 or via e-mail csharp_fhre-
di @heartland-workforce.org.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
Wildcats opened their season
last week with a win.
The junior 'Cats resisted the
Sebring Baby Streaks on their
own turf. Jesus Zuniga kicked a
field goal to give Hardee the
victory.
Head Coach Gregg White
provided a report on the win,
the first time in about 20 years
that the junior high has had a
field goal kicker, probably since
the era of eventual varsity
standout Scott Mislevy.
This week Hardee hosted
southern rival DeSoto in what
may be a battle of linemen.
Next week, the junior Wildcats
host Avon Park.
Then, it's a pair of road
games, at Hill-Gustat and Lake
Placid, before coming home for
the Oct. 30 home finale against
Sebring. Each of the Heartland
teams plays one other team
twice during the season, and
this year it's a Hardee-Sebring
set-to.
. Last week's game may have
been costly, with the probable
loss of eighth grader Andrew
Hooks for the season. "The
starting quarterback, he made a
hard tackle while playing
defensive back on the Sebring
kickoff return. He hurt his right
elbow and had to come out of


the game," said White.
Offensively, Hardee drove up
and down the field, with the
front line of Manuel Zuniga,
Tommy Parker, Aaron Barker,
Ledarius Camel, Wintz Terrell,
Rufino Gabriel, Jake Mason
and William Beattie holding its
own against the Blue Streak
defensive line.
Eighth grader Mikey Retana
picked up the slack as quarter-
back with some good passing
and good catches by Deonte
Evans, D'Aundre Rivers and
Randull Rivers. The trio of
Aaron Barker, Steve Hodges
and Justin Knight led the rush-
ing attack.
Hardee's defense also did its
job, not letting Sebring into the
end zone. Combining defensive
skills were Beattie, Barker,
Camel, Dawson Crawford,
David Dease, Evans, Hodges,
Knight, Mason, Parker, Retana,
D'Aundre and Randull Rivers,
Justin Sauvey, Jeremy Strick-
land, Terrell, Julian Varela,
Murrell Winter and Zuniga.
White was pleased with the
win and the effort the team of
2007 put forth. Offensive coor-
dinator is Mike loannidis,
defensive coordinator Myron
Refoure. They are joined by
Shawn Rivers, Chris Polly and
Mark Carlton in preparing the
team for victory.
Eighth graders on this year's


squad are Charlie Lee, Ramiro
Briones, Daniel Miller, Garrett
Mimbs, Travis Britt, Brandon
Farabee, Jabrae Moore, Antonio
Moreno, Austin Carey, Gregory
Garza, Juan Short, Miguel San-
tana, James Brown, Carter
Lambert, Jose Maldonado, Dal-
ton Rabon, Dylan Farr, Hooks,
Retana, D'Aundre and Randull
Rivers, Evans, Crawford,
Strickland, Knight, Hodges,
Terrell, Dease, Winter, Mason,
Parker, Sauvey and Varela.
Seventh graders are Tyshon
Hilliard, Campbell Aubry,
Michael Moreno, Justin Rick-
ett, Sidney Crews, Daqawn
Hodges, Hunter Collins, Jose
Lobato, Joshua Fowler, Will
Bennett, Barker, Gabriel,
Beattie, Camel and Zuniga.
Backing them up are man-
agers Dylan Clements, David
Gibson, Jorge Guijon, Amin
Lazrak and Luke Palmer.
Giving the junior .Wildcats
constant encouragement are the
cheerleaders Brianna Albritton,
Savannah Albritton, Smokee
Barker, Sierra Coronado, Dana
Douglas, McKenna Hellein,
Shelby Lambert, Emma Mar-
shall, Lindsey Martin, Cierra
Martinez, Lacey McClenithan,
Farrah Muntz, Krista Pilking-
ton, Taylor Pohl and Chelsea
Wallace. Junior mascot is
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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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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
by
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Wauchula, Florida

Deadline:,Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd ............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.
/
CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ..7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Central.
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.
SundaySchool ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Conmmn.
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 ...........e6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday Sqhpol ..................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 /or locations

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

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


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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 ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worlship..........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
Distruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ..6:00 p.m.
Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

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


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

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


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road .773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State doadi64 East
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training ...i. ..............5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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
1" & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US IIwy 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 Prgram .. .
RYZZS Sunays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ... .... .....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ... ...............:.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
1507 MLK Avenue
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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA 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 ................ 1:00 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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m.

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

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


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 .................. 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. . ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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 .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................... 5:00 p.m.
EKening Worship'................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.




SSEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER'
M:uharl A. Guido
Mener,Geoqmu


A man was shuffling along,
groaning and bent over at the
waist. His wife tenderly helped him
into the doctor's waiting room.
A sympathetic woman asked,
"Arthritis with complications?"
"No, do-it-yourself," she an-
swered, "with concrete blocks."
There are many things you can
do yourself. But saving your soul is
not one of them.
The Bible says, "For by grace
are you saved through faith; and
that not of yourselves, it is the gift
of God. Not of works, lest any man
should boast."
I can't explain it, but you can
experience it- now.


rhis kitty has a problem. She's much better at climbing trees than
she is at getting back down again; she is stuck and afraid to move!.
It Someone has to get a ladder and help her back to earth.
Sometimes we have the same problem. We get ourselves into a
situation that we can't get out of. We're "up a tree" and afraid.
God can be our ladder to safety. If we ask, He can lead us in the right
direction. "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will
hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it' (Isaiah
30:21).
Find security at your house of worship this week; learn to ask God for
help and to listen for His direction. aWummsw


Sunday Monday Tuesday
1 Corinthians Deuteronomy Isaiah
11.17-34 15.1-18 5.1-30


Wednesday
IsAiah
11.1-16


Thursday
Ilalah
32.1-20


Friday
Isaiah
42.1-25


,Sahirda,
43.1-2n


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October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


SCHOOL SUPPLIES


Boys Golf
Girls Golf
Swimming
HJHS Softball
Volleyball
JV Football


Lake Placid
DeSoto
Frostproof/Lake Placid
DeSoto
Booker
Sebring


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 9:00 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 Frostproof HOME 3:30 p.m.
Girls Golf DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Softball Sebring HOME 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Bartow Away 6/7:30 p.m.
JV Football DeSoto Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Volleyball Bradenton Away TBA
Oct. 13 Cross Country Bradenton Away 7:30 a.m.
Volleyball Bradenton Away TBA
Oct. 15 Golf Districts TBA TBA
HJHS Softball Avon Park HOME 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 HJHS Football Hill-Gustat Away 5:30 p.m.
Swimming District TBA Away TBA


Oct. 18


HJHS Softball
Cross Country


Lake Placid
Alumni Run


Away
HOME


4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.


HJHS Splits


Softball Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior high Lady Wild-
cats lost a squeaker at Sebring
and routed Avon Park in the
first two games of the 2007 sea-
son.
Games this week are at home.
Monday Lake Placid visited the
Recreation Complex off Altman
Road just north of the high
school. The game today (Thurs-
day) has DeSoto as the guest.
After a game next Monday at
Hill-Gustat, Hardee comes
home for another pair of gliines,
Oct. 11 vs. Sebring and Oct. 15
vs. Avon Park. Games Oct. 18
at Lake.Placid and Oct.22 at
, home vs. Hill-Gustat complete
the season. All games are at
4:30 p.m.
Against Sebring last week, it
:was nip and tuck as Lady
Wildcat Kayla Knight recorded
11 strikeouts. Hardee opened


with a run by Knight as she
raced home on a Courtney
Parks' double. Sebring ans-
wered with a run in the home
half of the inning on two hits
and an overthrow error.
Both teams were three up,
three down in the second stan-
za. Sabrina Hernandez doubled
and Parks singled but both were
stranded in the top of the third.
Sebring was again sent only
three batters to the plate.
In the top of the fourth, Tay-
lor Bolin singled and Amanda
McNabb drew a walk, but both
were left on base when the third
out occurred. Sebring had a pair
of ground-outs and a strike-out.
Knight led off the fifth with a
double but was stranded. Se-
bring took a 3-1 lead with a pair
of scores on hits, walks and
errors.
A Bolin single was the only
runner to get on base in the


sixth. Knight struck out all three
Sebring batters.
Down to the final effort in the
top of the seventh. With one
away, Knight doubled. A
dropped third strike and hit bat-
ter moved her to third but left
the bases stacked when the third
out ended the game.
Leading the Hardee batting
were Kayla Knight at three-for-
four, followed by Bolin with
two-for-three, while Hernan-
dez, Parks and Cassidy Knight
all hit their way aboard.
The game at Avon Park on
Thursday was the opposite as
coaches Shari Knight and Beth
Sasser had to rein in their girls
from stealing bases in the 27-0
victory.
Hardee batted around plus,
putting 13 runs on the board in
the top of the first inning. Kayla
and Cassidy Knight, Bolin and
Parks each scored twice.
Hernandez, Savannah Selph,
McNabb, Kayla Powell and
Maria Anselmo each touched
home plate once.
Hardee added nine runs on
hits and walks in the top of the
second, and five more in the
third and final inning. A game is
called in the third inning if one
team has more than a 15-run
advantage, or is called in five if
one team is up by 10 runs.
Parks with four hits, and
Bolin with three hits, paced
Hardee, while Cassidy Knight,
Hernandez and Parks each
smacked a pair of hits.
Other Hardee players are
Nicole Franks and Jessica
Harrison.


Services Available to Eligible Seniors 60+

The Hardee County Council on Aging, Inc. provides a variety of services
for elders aged 60 years of age and older who meet eligibility
requirements.

* Chore seasonal cleaning & household maintenance;
* Congregate Meals One hot nutritious meal served daily at the
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center (transportation available);
* Emergency Alert Response Electronic surveillance service that
monitors frail homebound elderly, 24 hours, seven days a week;
* Home Delivered Meals One hot nutritious meal provided daily to
your home, five days per week;
* Homemaker House cleaning and laundry;
* Personal Care Assistance with bathing and dressing;
* Respite Care In the home relief to the Caregiver of a functionally
impaired older person;
* Home Care for the Elderly A monthly stipend paid to a Caregiver to
care for the needs of an elderly client in their care;
* EHEAEP Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly is
available for financially eligible people, 60+, who are experiencing
an energy-related crisis such as a cut-off notice for electricity.

Call the Elder Helpline at 863-773-2022 to determine
what services and programs are available for you!

"Sponsored by Hardee County Council on Aging, Inc., the State of Florida, Department of
Elder Affairs, the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., the State of Florida,
Department of Children and Families, and the United Way of Central Florida." 10:4c


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School recently received boxes of school supplies and
more, all collected by the Mosaic Minerals Recognition Team. In addition to the paper,
pencils, crayons, notebooks and other assorted items, a $100 Wal-Mart gift card was
donated so that the school can fill any need that arises during the academic year.
Shown with the donations are (from left) Mosaic's Mary Ann Harrell, school office man-
ager Pauline Hendrickson, Principal David Durastanti and Mosaic's Willie Anderson.
Hendrickson reports the boxes were divided and distributed to students that very day.


Cross Country Runners Cut Times


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fourteen Hardee cross coun-
try runners slashed seconds and
minutes off their previous best
times of the season.
Hardee teams went to Lake
Placid last Thursday, with the
'boys placing second overall and
the girls third.
Hardee hosted its first meet
of the season on Monday of this
week with the Pioneer Run at
Pioneer Park. After a trip to
Davenport for the Ridge Run
Invitational on Friday, Hardee
will travel to Bradenton for a
Saturday invitational on Oct.
13.
Then it's back-to-back home
meets. Hardee is slated to host a
Hardee Lakes Run on Oct. 15
and the Alumni Run at the high
school course has been changed
to Oct. 18 to coincide with
Homecoming weekend.
All faculty, cross country
grads and other alumni and
interested community members
should call Coach Don Trew if


the date change presents a prob-
lem or better opportunity that
they can now participate. He
can be reached at the high
school, 773-3181 or e-mail at
dtrew@hardee.K12.fl.us.
In last week's meet at Lake
Placid, Hardee boys placed sec-
ond with 36 points. Sebring
placed first with 22 points, Lake
Placid had 53 and DeSoto had
no team score. The Lady Wild-
cats were third. Sebring girls
had 28 points, Lake Placid 34
and Hardee 59. Again, DeSoto
did not have a team score.
All of the Hardee boys
dropped their times last week.
Senior Gilberto Gutierrez has
dropped his time steadily, run-
ning 20.25 in the first meet and
18:27 last week. Classmate Pete
Solis was next with an excellent
18:53.
Soph Murad Ottallah started
the season at 22:49, next ran
21:40 and had a 20:17 last
week. Senior Jackson Freno.t
came in on Ottallah's heels at


20:25, followed by junior Jose
Rodriguez at a new low of
22:36 and junior James Carrol
down from 25:25 to a new low
of 23:09.
Michael Torres came across
the finish line in 23:22, down
from his season's start of 26:27.
Junior highs Brandon Beatty,
who -has gone from 27:29 to
25:54, and Antonio Galvan,
with a 29:23 down from 29:52,
rounded out the Hardee scoring.
For the Lady 'Cats, it was
again junior Edith Leon leading
the local pack. She has cut her
time from 25:01 to a new 23:05.
Several other girls have cut new
best times. Behind Leon were
soph Briana Aguila, classmate
Alma Alvarez, and fellow sophs
Guadalupe Hernandez and
Laura Galvan.
Seventh grader Ana Saldivar
was next at 31:54, well down
from her opening run of 35:21.
Freshman Hannah Jacobs and
junior Nancy Conejo rounded
out the pack.


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2 Jimmy Cimeus 5'9" 175 RB/DB 12
3 Jarius Lindsey 5'6" 160 RB/DB 9
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
9 Postene Louisjeune 6'1" 185 WR/DE 11
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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 McTaw 5'10" 165 TE/LB 11-
42 Lance Mason 5'10" 1'W OL/IB 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
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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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7 Overstreet, Travis WR/DB 12
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17 Sanders, Javarius WR/DB 11
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21 Burnett, Daniel RB/DB 10
22 Walker, Ranaldo WR/DB 12
23 Williams, T.J RB/LB 12
24 Smith, Antoine WR/DB 12
30 Chavis, Ricky RB/LB 12
32 Hahn, Dustin WR/DB 12
33 Douglas, Elias LB 12
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40 McGee, Caleb WR/DB 11
42 Strictland, Dylan TE/DE 10
44 Long, Kyle TE/DE 12
51 Holding, Toby OL/DL 12
54 Vazquez, Tony OL/DL 12
55 Fernandez, Isaac OL/DL 12
58 Robinson, Quinten OL/DL 11
65 Strictland, Clarence OL/DL 12
66 Sebring, Dewey OL/DL 11
68 Jones, Wesley OL/DL 11
69 Cafiero, Derick OL/DL 12
72 Faircloth, Chris OL/DL 11
74 Morales, Pablo OL/DL 12
75 Daughma, Kevon OL/DL 11
78 Richards, Jeff OL/DL 12
80 Williams, Gus TE/DE 10
81 Pryce, Brad WR/DB 11
83 Fennell, Clifton TE/DE 12
92 Toney, Tevin TE/DE 10
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Conference Set For


Childcare
A child development confer-
ence targeting childcare pro-
viders is set for later this month.
South Florida Community
College, in partnership with the
Early Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland, is hosting
"Bridging the Gap to Kinder-
garten Readiness, Destination:
Success in the Classroom," on
Friday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. It will be held at the
SFCC University Center on the
Highlands Campus in Avon
Park.
The conference is an in-ser-
vice training opportunity for
childcare providers in the tri-
county area. Attendees will be
awarded certificates document-


Providers
ing seven hours of training.
The keynote address will be
presented by Don Monopoli of
The Learning Station. Topics
will include voluntary pre-
kindergarten lesson planning,
guidance and discipline, play
activities, inclusion, nutrition,
challenging behaviors, transi-
tion to kindergarten, disaster
preparedness, accreditation, and
health and safety.
The registration fee is $25
and includes lunch and refresh-
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To register or for more infor-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FIXEL AND
MAGUIRE PROPHET SHARING PLAN FBO RAYMER
F. MAGUIRE III, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 746 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:

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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
530, PAGE 541.

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

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

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 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 92010:11 c




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. 13 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

120 AC MINERAL RIGHTS 1.53 INTEREST IN
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 interest in:
The N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 and the SE 1/4 of the
NE 1/4, all in Section 2, Township 35 South,
Range 23 East, Hardee County, Florida.

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

Name in which assessed: WILLIAMS PROPERTIES,
INC.

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 11'h 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.: 252007TD028XXXXX 9:20-10:110


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A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Don't bother your head with
braggarts or wish you could
succeed like the wicked. In
no time, they'll be like grass
clippings and wilt like cut
flowers in the sun.
Psalm 37:1-3 (ME)

FRIDAY
Trust the Lord and do good.
Live in the land and feed on
truth. Enjoy serving the Lord,
and He will give you what
you want. Depend on the
Lord; trust Him, and He will
take care of you.
Psalm 37:3-5 (NCV)

SATURDAY
Rest in the Lord; wait patient-
ly for Him to act. Don't be
envious of evil men who
prosper.
Psalm 37:7 (TLB)

SUNDAY
It is better to have little and
be right than to have much
and be wrong. The power of
the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord supports those
who do right.
Psalm 37:16-17 (NIV)

MONDAY
God keeps track of the
decent folk; what they do
won't soon be forgotten. In
hard times, they'll hold their
heads high; when the
shelves are bare, they'll be
full.
Psalm 37:18-19 (ME)

TUESDAY
I was young, and now I am
old, but I have never seen
good people left helpless or
their children begging for
food. Good people always
lend freely to others, and
their children are a blessing.
Psalm 37:25-26 (NCV)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord saves the godly!
He is their salvation and their
refuge when trouble comes.
Because they trust in Him,
He helps and delivers them
from the plots of evil men.
Psalm 37:39-40 (TLB)






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JV 'Cats C
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We got off to an ugly start,
but overcame adversity for the
win."
Head coach Rod Smith was
elated after the JV Wildcats
came from a 14-0 deficit and
came through with a 27-22 vic-
tory of Fort Meade last Thurs-
day.
The young 'Cats are at
home again today (Thursday),
hosting the JV Blue Streaks of
Sebring. There is a game next
Thursday at DeSoto and an
open date before the season
finale at home on Oct. 25-
against Okeechobee (originally
*set as a road game). Hardee will
also try to schedule a Monday
evening make-up game for the
rainout against Braden River.
The JVs evened their record
to 2-2 with the win last week
over Fort Meade. Both teams
had a trio of first-half fumbles,
but Fort Meade also suffered a
second-half interception.
The Miners got their three
touchdowns through the air
when quarterback Ronald Jones
connected with Brandon Fulse
twice and Dwayne McCalebb
once among the 9-of-18 passing,
for 208 yards. After Hardee
made adjustments at halftime,
only two passes for a total of 19
yards were completed in the
second half.
Hardee freshman Jake Mayer
had 35 carries for 163 yards and
one TD. Quarterback Scott
Donaldson got a TD. Dalton
Farr got another defensively
and Donaldson connected with
Jake Nowakowski for two pass-
es for 45 yards, the 27-yarder
also a Wildcat score.
The game began with a
Chace Revell 15-yard. kickoff
return. On the first play from
scrimmage, a fumble gave the
ball to the Miners at the Wildcat
39. Two passes got the Miners
in the end zone and the PAT
kick was good. It was 7-0 Fort
Meade not even midway
through the first period.


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Revell again had a good
return of the kickoff, going 33
yards to the Miner 48. Another
fumble quickly gave the ball to
Fort Meade. This time the
Miners were three and out.
Again a fumble turned the ball
over. Two plays later, a Miner
fumble gave it back to Hardee.
Back and forth. Hardee punt-
ed. A bad snap on a Miner punt
gave the ball to Hardee at the
Miner 49. Four plays later
Hardee punted. Still in the first
period, the Miners capitalized
with a 69-yard pass play and
PAT kick. It was 14-0 with near-
ly three minutes left in the long
first period.
Junior St. Louis returned the
next kickoff, and this time'
Hardee kept the ball and kept
going, with Mayer slipping
through and up the middle for a
45-yard TD. The Serapio Torres
kick went wide, but the 'Cats
had narrowed the score to 14-6
with six seconds left in the first
quarter.
Fort Meade was making'
progress downfield early in the
second stanza. Then with good
rushes, passes were incomplete
and Hardee took over on
downs. Hardee made up some
ground, but was forced to punt.
Very quickly, a Miner fumble
was recovered by Caleb Whid-
den. A few moments later, Don-
aldson connected with Nowak-
owski. A PAT pass was nullified
when Donaldson was sacked. It
was 14-12.
With 25 seconds left in the
half, Fort Meade went into a
hurry-up offense and completed
passes to get to the Wildcat end
zone as time ran out. Jones ran
the PAT in and the Miners took
a 22-12 lead into the locker
room at halftime.
Fort Meade had first posses-
sion in the second half, but a
sack forced a punt from the
Miners. A high snap, attempted
kick and recovery by Farr in the
end zone gave Hardee the TD.
Serapio's kick was good.
Within 55 seconds, Hardee had


ort Meade
slashed the Fort Meade lead to
22-19.
On its next try, Fort Meade
was forced to punt. Hardee
made four first downs before
finally turning the ball back to
the Miners at their 15. It wasn't
long before a pass deflected by
Nowakowski was grabbed in
the air by alert lineman Cody
Hudnall at the Miner 15.'
Fort Meade stiffened arid
refused to let Hardee into the,
end zone. Fort Meade took over
and had to punt, but it put
Hardee back at the Miner 41.
Hardee went on a 14-play
drive to the Miner end zone,
eating up the clock as well as
yardage. "We got five yards a
pop, but got there," said Smith.
Mayer got close, but Donaldson
had to use the keeper to get into
the end zone. A pass to Nowa-
kowski added two points and
Hardee had its first lead of the
game 27-22, with just 2.29 left
in the game.
A blitz stopped the Miner
effort to gain ground. Hardee
took over and ran out the clock,
relishing in the win.
"It was 1-0 before we could
blink, but we kept battling. We
had adversity all week long as
starting linemen Jonathan Kelly
and Kyle Ward were sidelined.
We moved Jesus Villegas in,
moved Austin Prestridge to cen-
ter and center Devon Harris to
guard," said Smith, reporting on
the adversity which began dur-
ing the week.
"Our guys never quit. I felt
our conditioning played a part
in the win. It shows their good
character, was a good gut
check, when nothing was going
right and we still won. I'm
super proud of our kids. It was
nice to see some others step up
when adversity struck. That 14-
play drive at the end was the
game-winner," said Smith, who
credited the win to his assistant
coaches Barry White, David
Beumel and Chris Spencer.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


Youth Rodeo Sets 2 Events


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Youth from Hardee County
and the entire region can plan
for a pair of upcoming rodeo
events. '
First dn tap is a Sunshine
Barrel Racers Association race
on Saturday at 7 p.m. Barrel
racers from all over the state
can participate in the Open 4-D
held at Reality Ranch, off SR
66 about three miles east of
Zolfo Springs.
As usual, admission is free


and there are concessions on the
grounds for those wanting
refreshments.
A bigger two-day event will
be held on the weekend of Oct.
12-13 at the Ranch.
The Reality Ranch Youth
Saddle & Buckle Series rodeo
will be another opportunity for
young people to earn the pre-
cious points to be in the top 10
in their events when the season-
ending 2007-08 state competi-
tion is held.
Friday night features several


rough stock events, such as calf,
steer and bull riding as well as
mutton bustin' for the younger
set. Events start at 7 p.m.
Og Saturday, Oct. 13, there is
a fullslate of events starting at
10 a.ff ,;
There will be barrel racing,
pole bending, goat-tying, break-
away roping and team roping.
Spectators are welcome.
Come out and see the young
people compete in the variety of
events scheduled in early
October.


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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 12 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2004

Description of Property:

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

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

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

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

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

Name in which assessed: GENEVIEVE E. CROOKS ET
AL

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate hall
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 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







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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Mark R. Carey, 48, Bowling
Green, and Vivian Lydia
Turner, 50, Bowling Green.
Marcelino Brito-Juarez, 41,
Bowling Green, and Francisca
Hernandez-Lopez, 60, Bowling
Green.
Tomas A. Pascual-Zamora,
46, Zolfo Springs, and Maria A.
Cruz-Santiago, 49, Zolfo
Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Gary E. Grimsley, order.
Financial Portfolios II Inc. vs.
Daniel Ramos, judgment.
Samir Abdul-Haqq Yasir vs.
Aramark Correctional Services
Inc., dismissed.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Christopher D. Torres, order.
Florida Low-Income Hous-
ing Association Inc. d/b/a
Azalea Apartments vs. Jenny
Albritton, order for tenant
removal.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Mark A. Cole, dismissed.
' Deneed Murphy vs. Jay Ellis
and Julie Ellis, judgment of
eviction.
Capital One vs. Juma Halim
Wauchula Super, dismissed.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Virgigio Aviles-Cruz, attemp-
ting to take deer by light and
gun, forfeit gun and scope,
$542 fine and court costs.
Thomas Florez Jr., domestic
battery and violation of proba-
tion (original charge possession
of drug paraphernalia), proba-


tion revoked, 90 days, unpaid
fines and fees placed on lien,
$667 fine and court costs and
$40 public defender fee on new
charge.
Jimmy Lee Jorden, cruelty to
animals, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Brian Christopher Laubert,
possession of marijuana,
estreated bond.
Misael Ramirez, attempting
to take deer by light and gun,
forfeit gun and scope, $542 fine
and court costs.
Kristopher Alan Reynolds,
two counts petit theft, $315 fine
and court costs.
Vera Plata Santos, attempting
to take deer by light and gun,
forfeit gun and scope, $542 fine
and court costs.
Carl Zapata, violation of pro-
bation (original charge battery),
probation revoked, time served.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Brian Christopher Laubert,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), estreated bond.
Sacha Milagros Alicea,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$205 court costs.
Faustino Anselmo, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Gilbert D. Faulkner, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205
court costs.
Salvador Velasquez Gallardo,
refusal to submit to DUI test
and three other traffic charges,
24 days in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), $330 fine
and court costs and $40 public
defender fee on first charge,
$125 court costs on other traffic
charges.


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Travis Lamar Higginbotham,
DWLS and possession of a sus-
pended license, adjudication
withheld, $330 fine and court"
costs.
David Mena, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $205 court
costs.
Julian V. Montoyo, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205
court costs.
Brad Elliott Rimes, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205
court costs.
Aurelio Silva, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol or bars, $649 fine and
court costs, 50 hours communi-
ty service.
Dustin Jerel Spears, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205
court costs.
Salustrio Antunez Vargas,
DWLS, dismissed.
Jose DeJesus Tapia, violation
of probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 90
days CTS, pay outstanding
fines and fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
L. Bennett Flanders vs.
Jeanette Vickers, Joseph M.
Vickers and Ann Vickers, peti-
tion to foreclose mortgage.
Karla Fisher Glisson and
Greg Glisson, divorce.
Anita Thomas o/b/o minor
child vs. Amado Garcia o/b/o
minor child, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Kay A. Patterson and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Jennifer Lynn
Patterson, petition for child
support.
Patricia A. Hartner vs. Daniel
R. Hartner, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Stephanie Lyn Benton and
David Randalph Benton,
divorce.
Sandra Clark and DOR vs.
Nathan Turner, petition to trans-
fer interstate child support
order.
Ginger Gallegos and DOR
vs. Roberto Gallegos, petition
for child support.
Kay A. Patterson and DOR
vs. Richard Leon Mundell II,
petition for child support.
Jessie Elizabeth Miller vs.
James Earl Fox Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Sheila Moore as personal rep-
resentative vs. Florida Institute
for Neurologic Research, dam-
ages.
Ramona Mattheson o/b/o
minor child vs. Mary Tucker
o/b/o, petition for injunction for
protection.
Maria Villafuerte vs. Roberto
Trevino Jr., petition for injunc-
tion for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Beverly A. Keyt and DOR vs.
Carl Lee Keyt, petition for child
support contempt order denied.
Memoriee A. Pritchard and


DOR vs. Clark E. Wingo, mod-
ification of child support.
Wells Fargo vs. Guadalupe
Reyna et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Michelle D. Jardine and DOR
vs. Gary L. Dudek, order.
Mercedes Cardoso vs. Oscar
Luviano, injunction for protec-
tion.
Daniela Solis and Jose Angel
Solis, divorce and child support
order.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Beatrice Armstrong and of
Marian Glass and John Glass
vs. James Johnson, Jessie Reyes
and Francisco Soto, order.
John T. Underwood, Michael
Manley and Mack D. Bryan as
co-trustees vs. Great Florida
Insurance Holding Corp.,
Orange Group Inc. d/b/a Great
Florida Insurance of Wauchula,
and Jason Matthew Ford, order.
Lease Comm Corp. vs. Mario
A. Trevino d/b/a Chavala's,
judgment.
Mortgage Capital Inc. vs.
Loretta Swafford et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Angel Leyva and DOR vs.
Francisco Salas.
Elena Gaona and DOR vs.
Refugio Rosales.
Kristie L. Trone and DOR vs.
John L. Deidesheimer.
Audrey D. Taylor and DOR
vs. Dallas E. Moses.
Mary Thompson and DOR
vs. Jerry Smith.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Marvin Glen Cook, three
counts burglary of a structure
while wearing a mask, two
years Florida State Prison fol-
lowed by five years probation,
$495 fine and court costs and
$340 public defender fees
placed on lien, $106.15 restitu-
tion and $5,000 investigative
fees due during probation; three
counts trespass while wearing a
mask and three counts petit
theft while wearing a mask,
time served.
Francisca Hernandez Salga-
do, felony DWLS, 18 months
probation, $495 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Mayela Soto Yancey, resist-
ing arrest without force, adjudi-
cation withheld, $495 fine and
court costs.
Daniel Aguilar, felony
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
18 months probation, $495 fine
and court costs, $190 public
defender fees, 25 hours com-
munity service.
Michael Gainey, two counts


uttering a forged instrument and
two counts grand theft, proba-
tion two years, NCTI school,
$990 fine and court costs, $190
public defender fees, $2,230
restitution, 100 hours commu-
nity service.
Geidi Gil, possession of mar-
ijuana with intent to sell -
amended to possession of mari-
juana, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, $495 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee; cultivation '"
marijuana and transporting drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Pedro Gomez, battery on a
law enforcement officer, pos-
session of cocaine and resisting
an officer with violence, 364
days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $190 public defender
fees placed on lien.
Edward Charles Kilgore Jr.,
burglary of dwelling amend-
ed to burglary of structure, and
criminal mischief, adjudication
withheld, 18 months probation,
$495 fine and court costs, $190
public defender fee, $52 restitu-
tion, 75 hours community ser-
vice.
Victor Manuel Martinez,
criminal mischief, transferred
to county misdemeanor court.
Abram McCumber, two
counts petit theft, 364 days


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At the Hardee County YMCA
Oct. 8th 2007 3:30 6:30 pm
Cost $2500 per shot,
with 10% of all sales
going back to the YMCA.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFELD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 394 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE WEST
1/2 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE
NORTH 89020'10" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 00036'41" WEST, ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AIRPORT
ROAD, FOR A DISTANCE OF 167.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89020'10" EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 726.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00o36'41" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8920'10" WEST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 726.00 FEET TO A POINT
LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
AIRPORT ROAD; THENCE NORTH 0036'41"
WEST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 133.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

AS RECORDED IN PLAT BAR B-7, PAGE 1 IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 615, PAGE 421.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 1 BLK 1 FIGUEROA SUBD
PB-B7P1 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 24'h day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 14"' 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


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

Dated this 6th day of SEPTEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD030XXXXX 9:13-10:4
9:1 W1:4


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FIXEL AND
MAGUIRE PROPHET SHARING PLAN FBO RAYMER
F. MAGUIRE III, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 61 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:

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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
471, PAGE 416.

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

Name in which assessed: ARTHUR VASQUEZ

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 17th day of
OCTOBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 10'h 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 9:13-10:4c


CTS, $990 fines and court costs
and $190 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Steven Michael Wuchina,
possession of cocaine, 30 days
CTS, license suspended two y
ears, $495 fine and court costs,
$190 public defender fees.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Vicki M. Rodriguez to James
K. Collie', $42,000.
Norma Ruth Nicholson a's
trustee and Glenn D. Nicholson
as trustee to L. Wayne and
Nancy C. Grider, $49,500.
Paul Douglas Jr. and Patricia
J. Sutton to Richard Jr. and
Stephanie Sanders, $25,000.
Mavis F. (Best) Brown and
Glover McGhee Brown Jr. to
James Dalton See, $92,500.
Walter Graves to Lesley Lyle
Stenico, $122,054.
Merriel Albertia Murphy to
Hillrey and Mary F. Murphy,
$82,681.
David and Deborah
Singletary to Matthew L. Smith
and Gloria Garcia, $40,000.
Ronald P. and Cynthia B.
Lambert to Buckhorn Nursery*
LTD, $12,000..




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(USPS 578-780)

Thursday, October 4, 2007


PAGE ONE


Florida Hunting, Fishing

Fees Increased Oct. 1


Beginning Oct. 1, a new fee
schedule went in effect for all
recreational licenses issued by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC).
During its 2007 session, the
Florida Legislature passed a bill
to increase the fees for all recre-
ational saltwater and freshwater
fishing and hunting licenses.
Hunting license fees were last
increased in 1979 and fishing
license fees in 1989.
Bob Wattendorf, who heads
up marketing in the FWC's
Division of Freshwater Fisher-
ies Management, said, "When
fees for fishing licenses were
last increased, in 1989 gasoline
cost 89 cents a gallon. But even
with the new fee increases, the
cost of hunting and fishing in
Florida falls below the median
costs for the other 49 states.
Also the percentage of increase
is well below the rise in the cost
of living seen since 1989."
All the fees from these licens-
es go back into conserving fish
and wildlife resources and ben-
efit anglers and hunters.
The increased revenue,
expected to total $10 million
annually within four years, will
not create new programs, but
will offset a predicted $12.5-
million deficit by 2010, said
Sandra Wilson, director of
finance and budget at FWC. In
addition to issuing the licenses,
FWC is charged with directly
V conserving fish and wildlife
resources, and it creates and
enforces rules and regulations
regarding hunting.and fishing in
the state as well as promoting
boating safety and access.
Florida remains the number-
one fishing destination in the
United States, according to the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
2006 national survey. In addi-
tion, Florida ranks number-one
in the nation for its $11 billion
generated annually through
hunting, fishing and wildlife-
viewing activities throughout.
the state.
FWC presented its findings to
the Legislature earlier this year.
The projected deficit would
leave revenue streams for
marine fisheries, freshwater
fisheries and hunting in jeop-
ardy. In addition, ,programs
already in place, such as those
for panthers, manatees and
other imperiled species, would
need funding to keep pace with


increased costs. -
FWC hired Southwick
Associates, a private firm spe-
cializing in fish-and-wildlife
economics, to determine the
impact from an increase in fees.
"The optimal price, for each
sport fishing and hunting
license issued was scientifically
determined," Wattendorf said.
"Consideration for the increase
included the effect on angling
and hunting participation, cus-
tomer satisfaction, tourism and
public support for conserva-
tion."
However, the new fees were
kept to the minimum necessary
to offset the projected deficit,
rather than at a level that would
maximize revenue. Compared
to the price of movies, golf,
bowling and other forms of
recreation, fishing and huntilig
fees remain very affordable,
especially when viewed as an
unlimited, year-round privilege,
Wattendorf said.
FWC also carefully consid-
ered the impact on federal aid
for sport fishing and wildlife
restoration, which comes to
Florida based on the certified
number of hunting and fishing
license holders and size of the
state. Further research consisted
of consulting focus groups and
surveying individual hunters
and fishermen across Florida.
With all of these findings before
them, legislators voted to
increase the fees, beginning
Oct. 1. As a result, programs in
danger of losing funding, such
as freshwater hatcheries, law
enforcement patrols,.and saltwa-
ter fisheries stock assessments,
will be able to continue at cur-
rent levels of service.
"It will allow our habitat
restoration, fish stocking, law
enforcement and outreach pro-
grams to continue without
cuts," Wattendorf said. "We
can't guarantee that some
things won't be trimmed in the
future, but the expectation is the
license fee increases will pre-
vent us from going backwards."
Recreational licenses may be
purchased at MyFWC.com, or
by calling 1-888-FISH FLORI-
,-DA (347-4356) or 1-888-
HUNT FLORIDA (486-8356),
or from numerous sporting
goods retailers and at tax col-
lectors' offices. If licenses are
not purchased at tax collectors'
offices, additional processing
fees will be applied.


Recreational Hunting and Fishing License Fees
Current and New Costs (effective October 1, 2007)
Florida Residents
Type of License Old Fee New Fee
Annual freshwater fishing $13.50 $17.00
Annual saltwater fishing $13.50 $17.00
Annual hunting $12.50 $17.00
Annual combo:
Hunting, freshwater fishing $23.50 $32.50
Annual combo:
Fresh/saltwater fishing $25.50 $32.50
Annual combo:
Hunting, fresh/saltwater fishing $35.50 $48.00
Annual sportsman's $72.50 $80.50
Annual gold sportsman's $88.50 $100.00
5-year freshwater fishing $61.50 $79.00
5-year saltwater fishing $61.50 $79.00
5-year hunting $56.50 $79.00

Nonresidents
Type of License Old Fee New Fee
3-day freshwater fishing N/A $17.00
7-day freshwater fishing $16.50 $30.00
3-day saltwater fishing $ 6.50 $17.00
7-day saltwater fishing $16.50 $30.00
Annual freshwater fishing $31.50 $47.00
Annual saltwater fishing $31.50 $47.00







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:- By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Life can be so busy that sometimes we all need a reminder to
take good care of ourselves. For that reason, the American Cancer
Society has made the month of October National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month.
The organization wants to remind all women that early detec-
tion and treatment can save lives. Breast cancer is the most com-
mon site of cancer, and is the second deadliest cancer in women in
the United States. Roughly 178,480 cases of invasive breast can-
cer will be diagnosed in 2007, according to the ACS.
Fortunately, the number of deaths caused by breast cancer has
declined significantly in recent years, with the largest decreases in
younger women. The National Cancer Institute found a very sig-
nificant drop in the rate of hormone-dependent breast cancers.
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results of a major government study found the treatment slightly
increased a woman's risk for breast cancer, heart disease and
stroke.
Cancer, thankfully, is not what it used to be. Of course, it's
still a dangerous disease in all its forms. t3ut in the past few years-
modern medicine has made great progress in preventing cancer.
Regular testing designed to find cancer at the earliest stages
greatly increases the odds of successfully treating and even curing
the disease. To find it early:
See your physician regularly.
Have a regular mammogram. It is recommended that you
have one every two years staring at age 40, then yearly after age 50.
Do a self-examination every month.
You can also fight breast cancer by eating a healthy diet and
exercising. A low-fat diet with fruits and vegetables combined with
regular exercise like a brisk 30-minute walk five days a week -
has been proven to cut your cancer risk. Even women who started
exercising later in life had an 18 percent lower risk of breast can-
cer than inactive women.
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your sisters, mother, grandmothers, aunts and friends to do the
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Hardee



Florida's First Breaks Ground

On New Family Life Center
Florida's First Assembly of
God church broke ground on
Sunday morning, Sept. 16, for
its new Family Life Center. The
building will be adjacent to the
present sanctuary, located at
1397 S. Florida Ave.
"This is a day many of our
congregation have prayed for
over the years. Now this dream
will shortly become a reality,"
the Rev. Bob Lecocq, pastor, .
The building will be equip- .I
ped with a full industrial
kitchen, a caf6, a large fellow-
ship hall, a stage, classrooms
upstairs, an elevator and a ",
crosswalk on the second floor ..
permitting access for handi- : I'
capped individuals to the pre- ..
sent building. dvte 9 '
Hurricane Charley devastated -' .
the present sanctuary in August Youngest church member Ethan Thompson with the Rev.
of 2004, so the congregation Bob Lecocq at groundbreaking.
worshiped at Northside Baptist '
Church until their own facilities .
were renovated. One year after ,
Charley, the congregation mov-
ed back into their building. '
Presently, the pavilion on the
property is being rebuilt and
construction on the new Family '. Bq
Life Center is under way. i
"We estimate a nine-month
construction period, with dedi-
cation being sometime during4T
the summer of 2008," Lecocq
said.
Florida's First Assembly of
God was the first Assembly of
God Church in the state of
Florida. The church offers ser-
vices Sunday mornings, starting
with Sunday School at 9:30 fol-
lowed by Morning Worship at
10:30 and Sunday evenings at
6.
A full array of children's and
youth programming is also a The oldest member of Florida's First, Lois Stanford, is
part of the ministry of Florida's shown with the Rev. Bob Lecocq and the Sept. 16
First. groundbreaking for the new facility.


Open House


Tuesday Friday, October 2 5

10am 6pm

Come and tour our "home" for women.
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Dedication Service

Saturday October 6 7 pm

Special Music ~ Speakers Refreshments

Come and join us as we dedicate
Lydia's House to the Lord.


Gifts, canned goods and paper products are appreciated.
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The Deacon Board of Florida's First Assembly of God is pictured at the Family Life
Center groundbreaking (from left) Kenny Grace, Lavon Cobb, Ronnie Wright, the Rev.
Bob Lecocq, Ralton Albritton II and Earl Smith.


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Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Knight,
Zolfo Springs, twin sons, born
Aug. 31, 2007, Florida
Hospital,' Sebring.' Colton An-
drew weighed five pounds 14
ounces, Coy Lane weighed five
pounds eight ounces. Mrs.
Knight is the former Michelle
Taylor. Maternal grandparents
are Tommy and Marty Taylor of
Zolfo Springs. Maternal great-
grandparents are Dorothy Carl-
ton of Zolfo Springs and the
late Truman Carlton, and Frank
and Casey Taylor of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are Larry
Knight of Wauchula and Pam
Sellers of Wauchula.







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Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher
"Kris" Phillip Wells of Tampa,
a seven pound 11 ounce mn,
Kayden Kristopher, born Sept.
1, 2007, St. Joseph's Hospital,
Tampa. Mrs. Wells is the former
Aleta "Dee" Brummett of Bow-
ling Green. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Kevin and Doriene
Brummett of Bowling Green,
and Duane and Joy Brummett
of Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandparents are Gerald and
Rita Brummett, and Walter and
Anna Smith, all of Bowling
Green. Paternal grandparents
are Steve and Karen Wells of
Tampa. Paternal great-grand-
parents are Phyliss Wells,
Bessie Wright, Joel Wells, Aleta
Stetler and Eula (Brummett)
Boling.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua
Brantley, Zolfo Springs, a five
pound 11 ounce son, Garrett
Matthew, born Sept. 24, 2007,
Florida Heartland Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Brantley is the
former Heather Kersey. Mater-
nal grandparents are Donald
and Christy Kersey of Wau-
chula. Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Frank and Audrey
Bowen of Wauchula, and Bill
Tipton of Woodland, Miss.
Paternal grandmother is Regina
Kid of West Virginia. Paternal
great-grandparents are Deloney
and Nettie Criswell of Zolfo
Springs.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your an-nounce-
iment free of charge. Any other
photo is $15.


Anna Brown Has 87th

Birthday Celebration
Anna Brown of Wauchula husband Chris of Atlanta, Ga.,
celebrated her 87th birthday on and great-grandson George
Monday, Sept. 24, at her home Allen of Atlanta.
in Wauchula.
Attending the special occa-.. .
sion were son Roy Brown, sis- ""
ter Jewel Keen, caregiver
Brenda Alvarado, Mayela Yan-
cey and Ray Graham, all of
Wauchula. ,. 8
Ice cream cake, chips and .


drinks were served.
Brown enjoyed reading all of
her many birthday cards as well
as opening gifts from family
members and friends.
Unable to attend the celebra-
tion were son James Brown of
Boca Raton, granddaughters
Andrea Brown of Orlando and
Samantha Brown-Parks and


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Wedding Plans


Glenda Gause Harn, the dau-
ghter of Betty and the late
Harry Gause of Limestone, has
announced plans for her up-
coming marriage to James
Francis Mercer, the son of Edna
and the late Francis Mercer of
Arcadia.
The couple will exchange
wedding vows this Saturday
afternoon at Limestone Baptist
Church. Music will begin at


3:30, with the ceremony com-
mencing at 4 o'clock.
Following the ceremony, a
reception will be held at the
church.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.
Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear-not absence
of fear.
-Mark Twain


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RED CROSS


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Manatee County Chap- '
ter of the American Red
Cross, which also services
this county, has named its
Hardee County Heroes for
2007. The designation is
given in recognition of
those who support the Red
Cross' work, which in-
cludes disaster relief,
health and safety educa-
tion, and emergency com- R
munications for military .
family members. Heroes
include Kenny Miller, CF
Industries, Mosaic Fertili-
zer, PhosChem Supply Co.
and the Wauchula Kiwanis
Club. Rhoda McCoy of the
Red Cross is shown above
with Nick Katzarus (left)
and Miller, both of CF, and
below with Jama Abbott
(right) of PhosChem. For
information on becoming a "
Hero, visit the office at 401 <.
W. Orange St. in Wauchula
or call 773-9097.



All Scouts Welcome

At Oct. 12-14 Event


The first annual Scoutober-
fest will be held Oct. -12-14 at
Hickory Hammock near Lorida
in Highlands County.
This learning and training
weekend is designed for all
Scouts at all levels, including
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Ventures and Girl Scouts.
Hosting the event is the -Calusa
District of the Gulf Ridge
Council of the Boy Scouts of
America.
The National Scout Shop will
be on hand with items for sale.
The Fish & Wildlife Commis-


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and the Highlands 'County
Sheriff's Office will be there
with a K-9 Unit.
Activities will include horse-
back riding, ropes and knots, a
compass course, a trail bike
ride, dutch oven cooking and
more. Evening fun will be high-
lighted with campfires and
skits.
Hardee County Scouts are in-
vited to attend. For more infor-
mation, e-mail scubaman@stra-
to.net or smarler@boyscout-
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Army Pvt. David Sosa has
graduated from Basic Combat
training at Fort Sill, Lawton,
Okla.
The 2006 Hardee Senior
High School graduate is the
grandson of Maria Sosa of
Apostolic Road, Wauchula.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission and received
instruction and training exercis-
es in drill and ceremonies, and
Army history, its core values
and traditions, military courtesy
and military justice.
He also learned physical fit-
ness, first aid, rifle marksman-
ship, weapons use, map reading
and land navigation, foot
marches, armed and unarmed
combat, and field maneuvers
and tactics.








Victory Praise Center will
hold its monthly Gospel Sing
on Saturday at 7 p.m. Featured
this month is the Faith Singers.
Everyone is invited to join
the congregation at the church
at 132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green. Refreshments will be
served at the close of the ser-
vice.


Cassy Bell


Addyson Smith
Celebrates
4th Birthday
Addyson Smith, the daughter.
of Mitch Smith of Fort Meade
and Kelly Knight of Wauchula,
turned 4 years old on Sept. 8.
A party was held in her honor
on Friday, Sept. 7, at the
Bowling Green home of her
grandparents, Sue and Perry
Knight.
Joining in the celebration
were grandparents Mitchell and
Phillis Smith, aunt and uncle
Kerry and Steven Schontag,
Stephen Marchman, cousins
Dylan Crawford, Justin David-
son and Stevie Brook Schontag,
and Chris Gordon, Jessica and
Caleb McCoy
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Cassidy Bell Albritton, the
daughter of Jarrod and Candace
Albritton of Wauchula, turned 1
year old on July 24.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party at the Zolfo Springs
Civic Center on Saturday, July
28. Theme for the occasion was
flowers, butterflies and lady
bugs.
Guests were served sand-
wiches, chips and a themed
birthday cake. Cassy Bell had a
miniature cake all her own.
Joining in the fun were
grandparents C.B. and Carmen
Harden, grandmother June
Albritton, great-grandmothers
Clora Nell Thomas and Edna
Albritton, and many family
members and friends.


Working
The Woman's Club of Wau-
chula will be hosting a lun-
cheon Friday at noon to honor
Hardee County's "Women in
the Workforce."
. Throughout history, women
have made great strides in the
workplace. According to the
Women's Bureau of the De-
partment of Labor, in 1900 only
19 percent of women in the
United States were employed.
That number has grown to
about 60 percent. Studies go on
to say that 99 out of every 100
women will work for pay at
some point in their lives.
The Woman's Club appreci-
ates the contributions women in
the workforce make to this
community and is excited about
the opportunity to gather to-
gether to share ideas and learn
how to maximize success.
Several business women have
agreed to participate in a panel
discussion to give advice and
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If you are a woman in the
workforce or if you are contem-
plating entering the workforce,
you are invited to this luncheon
at the Woman's Club building
located at 131 N. Seventh Ave.
If you are interested in attend-
ing, contact Zee Smith at 773-
9144 or Kathy Crawford at 773-
2196.
Education is what remains
after one has forgotten what
one has learned in school.
-Albert Einstein
The school is the last
expenditure upon. which
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By Ted Simonson

THE RIGHTS OF FISH AND VEGETABLES
Almost anything you can think of these days has an advocacy
group to defend it.
But would you believe it if I told you there was a group fight-
ing for the rights of fish. No kidding! People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals have a program to alert the public about the
evils of hurting fish!
But I'm wondering about common sense. How is it possible to
extend mercy and kind thoughts to the tuna, for example, and still-
enjoy a tuna fish sandwich?
Same thing goes for vegetables. Would you believe it if I told
you 12 states have passed laws making it a crime to say mean
things about vegetables? Agri-business is lobbying for this.
You'd better not be in a restaurant looking over the menu and
say, "I hate brussel sprouts!" Your remark could be overheard by a
brussel-sprouts advocate at the next table and, bingo, you're facing
a nasty lawsuit!
Better be prudent and say something like this, "I think I'm
going to pass up the brussel sprouts tonight even though they are,
without a doubt, one of the finest vegetables in the garden!"
It's getting harder and harder to be politically correct these
days. And confusing. For example, we are told that cigarettes are
terrible. They are addictive, awful for your health and even the big
cigarette companies will help you kick the habit.
On the other hand, alcoholic beverages are OK. In fact, drink-
ing is fine as long as you appoint a designated driver. By the way,
has anybody ever met "a designated driver?"
It seems that the more man looks within himself for the under-
standing needed to manage creation, the more ridiculous are his
insights. According to the Bible, "The fear of the Lord is the begin-
ning of wisdom."


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BRAINY BREAKFAST


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS1
MONDAY
HOLIDAY
TUESDAY
HOLIDAY
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Taco Hot Pocket (Salad Tray,


The public is invited to a spe-
cial day Saturday, Nov. 17,
from 10 to 2 honoring ac-
claimed Florida author Patrick
D. Smith, voted "Greatest
Living Floridian" by the Florida
Historical Society.
A three-time Pulitzer Prize
and six-time Nobel Prize for
Literature nominee, Smith's
lifetime work as a writer has
earned him top prizes from
many organizations, among
them the National Society of
Daughters of the American
Revolution and the Florida
Historical Society.
Smith's best-known novel, A
Land Remembered, was recent-
ly voted Best Florida Book for
the eighth year by readers of
Florida Monthly Magazine.
Much of A Land Remembered is
set in the 1800s in Florida's
prairies and scrub brush, which
has been preserved in its natur-
al state at Forever Florida.
Patrick Smith plans to be
there to sign his nine books:
The River is Home, The
Beginning, Forever Island,
Angel City, Allapattah, The Last
Ride, In Search of the Russian
Bear, The Seas That Mourn and
A Land Remembered.
The keynote address, "How
to Conserve Wildlife: The Allen
Broussard Legacy," will be by
Dr. Rob Deblinger, deputy
director, Massachusetts Divi-
sion of Fisheries & Wildlife.
Nature photography fans will
enjoy a unique opportunity to


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Breakfast: Cereal, Mini
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Lunch: Deil Turkey Sand-
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(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans,
Peaches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,


photograph natural Florida on
An Early Riser Photography
Tour from 7 to 9 a.m. Cost is
$40 per person and includes
breakfast and admission to
Patrick Smith Day. Additional
entertainment includes Cajun
music by Allen's Cajun cousin
Alan Broussard and friends,
Cajun stores, and interactive
Kid Zone, games, activities and
a Cracker oxen demo. Dr.
Sandra Wise will hold a cracker
horse training demonstration.
Local artisans will display their
wares.
Following the entertainment,
a special two-hour Eco-Safari
tour of Forever Florida and the
Crescent J Ranch will be
offered for $19.95.
Admission is $5 per person or
$10 per car. Lunch includes
gumbo and crawfish or BarBQ
for $10.
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reason and justice tell me I
ought to do.
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Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
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TUESDAY
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WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
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Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Roll,
Mixed Vegetables, Juice) and
Milk
THURSDAY
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Stick, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
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Pinto Beans & Ham, Peaches,
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Milk
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Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears,
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COURTESY PHOTOS
School Board Chairman Jan Platt (top photo, left) and cafeteria manager Lori Staton
serve breakfast to youngsters at Zolfo Springs Elementary School during Florida
School Breakfast Week. Enjoying the special service, and learning more about the
importance of the first meal in the day, are (shown in line in photos) Korrina Garza,
Mercades Cisneros, Darby Sanders, Florestela Allison, Carol Allison and Amari Deleon.
Having School Board members as servers was just a part of the special events planned
for the week. Breakfast tutor Gladys Clark handed out stickers supplied by the state
and "Lunch Bunch" staffers Lisa Boehm, Nancy Madrigal, Lucy Hilton, Yvonne
Rosenthal, Rosa Rubinos and Shirley Lanham decorated the bulletin board to promote
the significance of eating breakfast. "It jumpstarts your brain," Staton noted. Staton
also said the breakfast promotion was part of the school's overall wellness plan,
directed by county Food Service Director Arnell Waldron. School Board member Tanya
Royal joins in the fun (bottom photo, at right) with help from assistant cafeteria man-
ager Boehm.
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October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5D


TOP DOGS!
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BOUNTY OF BOOKS


COURTESY PHOTO
Third graders at Wauchula Elementary School were visited by Hardee Correctional
Institution's K-9 Unit, known throughout the state as a "first-rate" team. Sgt. Chris
Spencer and Ofc. Brian Spencer, along with their furry friends, told the youngsters
about the importance of their department in the community and showed them the ded-
ication, skill and physical endurance it takes to become a K-9 officer. Katie, a blood-
hound with trophies as a champion tracker, is pictured here with (from left) Chris
Spencer and Brian Spencer, who also is third-grade teacher Nicole Spencer's hus-
band.


PEACE RIVER PROTECTORS
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COURTESY PHOTO
Kindergarten students at Bowling Green Elementary School recently were surprised by
Vanessa Hernandez of MidFlorida Credit Union and the gift of the book "A Selfish
Crocodile" for every child. This has been a project for MidFlorida for several years,
donating books to kindergarteners in Hardee, DeSoto and Polk counties. Assisting with
the book delivery this year, and with reading the story aloud, was Col. Arnold Lanier of
the Hardee County Sheriffs Office. Afterward, each child took a copy of the book
home. Pupils enjoying the presentation were from the classes of kindergarten teach-
ers Marilyn Best, Renee Heither, Pam Roberts, Deborah Morris, Roxanne Garcia and
Stacy Powell.



FWC Moves To Combat


Increase In Boat Thefts


COURTESY PHOTOS
People for Protecting Peace River Inc., referred to more simply as 3PR and formerly
known as, Hardee Citizens Against Pollution Inc., hosted "Protect the Peace River Day"
on Saturday at Payne Creek Historic State Park in Bowling Green. Entrance to the park
was free for attendees, free refreshments and snacks were offered, and a speaker dis-
cussed protection of the river. Members of the group are shown above at the event,
and were,assisted in managing the event by Park Ranger Ray Gilmore. The goal of 3PR
is to educate the public, monitor activities which threaten the river, and focus attention
on this aquatic environmental resource.


Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc.


RE 1 GIS'IliION

411 AA AA
5 & 6 Ages 7 & 8 Ages c
Monday, October 15 through


M
9 & 10


Thursday, October 18
5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Friday, October 19 4:oo pm 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 31 9:00 am noon
George Heine Jr. Complex on Florida Ave.
*Each child registered receives a complete official team
uniform when the season begins in January.
Children must attain the age of 5 on or
before April 30, 2008 and not 11 before May 1, 2008
Parents must be present to register their child and
10:4c must show birth certificate to validate child's age. .




Hiredee Youth Footbiell


Pep Rw iij



For all Little League

Players & Cheerleaders


Friday, October 5 at 7:00p.m. '.
Hardee Wildcat Stadium j


FREE ADMISSION


Everyone is encouraged to\
come out & support the teams\

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Division of Law En-
forcement urges boat owners to
protect their boats from theft
and to avoid boat title fraud
schemes.
More than 1,200 boats have
been reported stolen in Florida
this year. That reflects a 30-per-
cent increase compared to the
same period last year. Also,
the FWC said there is a growing
trend in theft of "go-fast" type
boats.
"Go-fast boats, 26 to 39 feet
long, are being targeted with
greater frequency than in previ-
ous years," said Lt. John Hum-
phreys of FWC's Investigations
Section. "These boats are tar-
geted by criminals because of
their high-dollar value and for
use in maritime-based smug-
gling activities."
FWC officers possess a tremen-
dous amount of experience and
knowledge relative to the boat-
ing industry. This resource is
available to law enforcement


partners and private industry
through active partnerships
with the Florida Marine
Intelligence Unit (FMIU) and
through several other marine
intelligence-sharing initiatives.
"FWC provides investigative
coordination and intelligence
analysis support to a myriad of
sheriff's offices and police
departments around the state.
We offer everything from assis-
tance with identifying boats and
suspects to predicting future
theft trends," Humphreys said.
Dade, Monroe and Broward
counties have .the highest num-
ber of boat thefts; however,
thefts have been reported from
every county in the state.
"Investigations can quickly
become highly complex and
involve not only grand theft;,but-
also violations such as title
fraud, insurance fraud, larceny,
alteration of hull identification
numbers and tax evasion,"
Humphreys said.
"Boat theft is big business
and a growing trend in Florida,"


said Capt. David Bullard of
FWC's Investigations Section.
"Frequently, boat thefts are
linked to larger issues, such as
organized crime, illegal immi-
gration and domestic security
threats. Because of this, it's
essential to work with federal
and local law enforcement
agencies to combat the prob-
lem-"
"Protecting Florida's boaters
and waterways is vital to
FWC's mission," said FWC
Commission Chairman Rodney
Barreto. "It's critically impor-
tant that Florida's vast boating
community take precautions to
avoid becoming victims of
these crimes."
Readers are reminded to con-
tact their local sheriff's-office'or--
police, departmpitt toa.report a 'm
stolen boat or suspected boat
title fraud.
Additional information and
tips for avoiding boat theft and
boat title fraud can be found at
MyFWC.com/Law or www.-
FMIU.org.


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NOTICE
REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Pastor Kenny Baker, as agent for
Wauchula Worship Center, is requesting a variance to erect a sign that exceeds
the maximum 48 square feet. The property is legal described as:
23 AC N1/2 OF SE1/4 OF SW1/4 & THAT PART OF SE1/4 OF SE1/4 OF
SW1/4 N OF RD 5 34S 25E 229P19 340P394 DC-414P18 414P21
648P596P623 (WILL&ORD) 648P591
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board
on Monday, October 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on
Monday, November 12, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E.
Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these
meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or
Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the
proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk






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The


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BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


Refrenes-vaiabl .upn equs.-o


NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity

AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES
DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
I loras de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Aparlamentos 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 infonrmacion de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(T'DD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE


NEW LISTING: App. 58 AC. Great for development property.
High and dry. Call for information.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Ilome in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
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/1l/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. $170)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. $299,00
$289,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.

SrTopsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c110:4c


DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
pumps starting at $195. Injectors,
turbos, misc. tractor repairs. 863-
385-5596 cell 863-381-0538.
8:30-1:1 Op
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


KENMORE DISHWASHER, used
only 4 months, $200. 375-2325.
10:4-11p


'91 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, $500;
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan,
$6,000. 832-1824. 10:4p


1999 DODGE CUMMINS turbo
diesel, 3500, auto, aluminum
flatbed, dually, NADA $13,900,
$9,000 OBO. 773-6214 or 832-
1923. 10:4p
2000 BMW 323i, loaded, looks
and runs perfect! $11,600 OBO.
773-6214 or 832-1923. 10:4p
2004 GMC SIERRA, 2wd, black,
V8, 42K miles, ext. cab, 20"
chrome wheels, tonneau cover,
bed liner, towing package,
chrome step bars, asking
$18,000. 863-245-6802. 10:4p
2007 YAMAHA RHINO 450, auto,
4x4, green, perfect condition, less
than 5 hrs., hard top, digital dash,
bedliner, 1/4 doors, $6,999 OBO.
863-781-0646. 10:4-11p
2000 RAM 2500 turbo diesel,
excellent condition. 735-2626.
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mIrJLru IMS

-Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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HELP WANTED
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

CDL TRUCK DRIVER

Must be in good physical health and capable of
manual labor, lifting, walking, etc., required. Must
possess Florida Driver's License (Class B) CDL
for driving garbage truck, etc. Must be capable
of understanding oral and written instruction. Will
not be restricted to any one job in the same clas-
sification. Drug test is required. Preference in
appointmnet will be given to eligible veterans or
spouses of veterans. Equal Opportunity
Employer. Applications will be accepted at City
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida.
Positions will remain open until filled.
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Geographic Information Systems Analyst
$45,243.49 -$62,368.65
Wanted for the Hardee County ITS Department.
Applicants must be able to produce any GIS
related products in any form as required includ-
ing but not limited to graphics, data and pro-
gramming. Must be proficient with UNIX and MS
Windows NT operating systems and networking.
A four year degree in mapping with advanced
training in ARC/INFO and ARCView software.
Five years of related work experience including
the GIS systems and three years working with
ESRIs ARC/INFO and ARCView.
Complete Job Description and Application
forms posted on County website
www.hardeecounty.net
Please submit applications to the Human
Resources Dept, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
FL 33873. Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-
2154.
Position is open until filled.
Excellent benefits including State Retirement.
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2006 VENTO V-THUNDER light-
weight cruiser, w/windshield, sad-
dle bags & accessories, $4,995
OBO, 2,300 miles. Days 863-443-
0825, evenings 773-3475 after
7:00. 10:4p
WE PAY $100 per junk car and we
pick up. 767-0400 Carl's
Recycling. 7:19tfc
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars.
We pick-up. Crooms 773-0637.
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FOR SALE 1980 12 FT. V-hull
fiberglass boat w/1984 Magic Tilt
trailer, 9.9 Johnson outboard,
needs tune-up. New trolling
motor, deep cycle marine battery,
live well, $700 firm. 863-781-4881.
9:27-10:4p


KING BEDROOM SET with mat-
tress, dresser with mirror and end
table InCluded, antique table with
4 chairs. 863-245-6793. 10.:4p
Children need love, especially
when they do not deserve it.


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Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
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You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.


HELP WANTED
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

FULL TIME LABORER

Must be in good physical health and capable
of manual labor, lifting, walking, etc.,
required. Must possess Florida Driver's
License Must be capable of understanding
oral and written instruction. Will not be
restricted to any one job in the same classifi-
cation. Drug test is required. Preference in
appointmnet will be given to eligible veterans
or spouses of veterans. Equal Opportunity
Employer. Applications will be accepted at
City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green,
Florida. Positions will remain open until filled.
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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-
ments. EOE cl9:27,10:4c


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 ini
Social 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


STEVE SENN

wmB-7P ELECTRIC, INC.







October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7D


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Classifieds


ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY is
hiring for resident assistants, 3-
11 shift. Call Tina at 773-6000.
10:4c
"AUTO RESTORATION DEPOT
needs secretary. Must be comput-
er literate. 863-773-9152 dr 863-
445-0488. 9:27-10:4p
EXPERIENCE IN GROVE work,
tractor driving, mechanic work.
Stop by Monday-Wednesday, 1-4,
2354 SR 64 W., Wauchula.
9:20-10:18p


MTR FARMS ACCEPTING appli-
cations for CDL Class A & B dri-
vers. Full-time, year round
employment. Call Terry 863-990-
1483. 10:4-18p
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR gen-
eral laborer, valid driver's license
needed, willing to train right per-
son. We service and install petro-
leum equipment and related ser-
vices. Call 773-2213 for applica-
tion and appointment. EOE/DFWP.
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3 BDR/ 2 BTH, block home, built
In 2004, 316 Garden Dr. 863-245-
6793. 10:4-11:1p
FOR SALE OR RENT: 4BR/2 1/2
bath block. Call 781-1062. 10:4c
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



BROWN CHIHUAHUA found
along Hwy 62, month ago. 445-
0394 Javier. 10:4nc


Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
Bobcat Service
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
(Behind Panda Restaura,nt) 773-3500 cl8:23tfc




Lonestar
Construction Cori.-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


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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ENCORE THOMPSON/Center
Arms 454 Casull with Encore
Thompson/Center Arms 300 win
mag with Bushnell scope. Pistol
never been fired, $900. 781-2757.
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BARELY USED WOODEN black
mattress futon, $200; mattress,
box springs, queen, 5-6 yrs. old,
$200; king size Nikken magnet
mattress, $350. 735-1017, 781-
1637. 10:4p
EXERCISE MACHINE (ELLIPTI-
CAL), great shape, $150 OBO.
863-245-3630. 10:4p


LARGE LOT Elvis collectablMs,
some NIB, $100 OBO. 863-285-
8589. 9:27-10:4p
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
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


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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
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SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc- NEED MORE ROOM?
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frontage. $832,000. Game room. This home features a large kitchen
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road and inside utility room For $154,900.
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home FULLY FURNISHED!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a Furnished MH with Front & Back Screened
nursery. $579,000. Porches, Storage Shed. & Carport. Only
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING $89,900.
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
or recreational purposes. Great place to relo- This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2
cate your mobile home and family! Owner moti- Baths with 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded
vated to sell! Reduced to Only $65,000. appliances with wood and tile flooring.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced $72,500 Reduced Price: $174,500
This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the perfect COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on
site for your Dream Home. Located on CR 665 Townsend St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract. Owner EXECUTIVE STYLE COUNTRY HOME!!!
says "SELL IT! 7This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath CB home is located in
JUST LISTED!! Western Hardee County on 2.5 Acres. Built with
Nice 5 acre tract on paved road. 3 Bedroom, 2 custom quality workmanship. Includes fire-
Bath doublewide mobile home. Beautiful deck place, personal clothes valet, outside showers,
w/jacuzzi, 30x31 barn, w/extra 8x10 shed. Great large custom workshop and more. $289,000.
for home business. $175,000. BIG BIG HOUSE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF
TENNESSEE BOUND ROOM!!! This 4/2 with double carport has many
96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. extras including a Large Den/Game Room and
Topography is flat to a gentle roll with a small two wood burning fireplaces. Reduced to
stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre $175,000 for a quick sale! Well worth it.
or make an offer!! THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
COLDWELL BANKER own vacation home. May not last long at list
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN price of $125,000.
HARDEE COUNTY QUIET AND SECLUDED!!!
This 5.5 acre parcel is located near Peace River
We aim to serve you like you are and offers a quiet and restful setting to camp or
Our only customer. build your home. $100,000.
You want it sold? REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 4
CALL THE BEST TEAM Bedroom, 4 Bath with new carpet, fresh paint,
IN REAL ESTATE and new roof. $172,000. This one is a must see.
773-2122

FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
JUST REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 3/2 2005 Mobile Home that sits on .75 Acres.
Price Reduced to $88,500.
OWNER SAYS SELL IT FAST!! This 3 Bedroom 1 Bath located on Palmetto Ave. in
Bowling Green. Owner Moving. Reduced, Reduced, Reduced!!! Only $50,000.
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AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


BEST BUY! New roof, kitchen cabinets, bath-
room fixtures, tile floors, and A/C; fenced yard.
Owner will help with closing costs! $115,900
COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN!
FIVE ACRES and 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home;
great room floor plan; inside utility; new A/C in
2007 and new roof in 2005; detached 24x36 con-
crete workshop; two 4" deep wells. $299,000
NEW LISTING! Spacious 3B/3Bth home on
large corner lot; tall ceilings, open and airy,
French doors, and wheel chair accessible.
$135,000
Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/1Bth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000
Looking for a weekend retreat? 5 Acres with
small creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded,
plenty of wildlife, well, septic tank and fenced.
$119,000
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
Traditional CB/Stucco home located in well
maintained neighborhood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and
new roof. Must see to appreciate! $199,000
CHARMING OLDER HOME located within
walking distance of schools, shopping and
more; 4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood floors;
fenced back yard. $147,000
PRICE REDUCED GREAT BUY FOR THIS
2B/lBth, C/B home with wood burning fire-
place; fenced yard; family neighborhood.
$88,500
OFFERS WANTED! COMMERCIAL PROP-
ERTY! 2 acres with possible option to purchase
more acreage; M/H used as office; shop large
enough for semi-tractor; located in industrial
park Bowling Green. Asking $165,000
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE!
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors;
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000


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


LOOKING FOR SPACE THIS HOME IS
FOR YOU! 4B/3Bths; two story with 3 bed-
rooms downstairs and master suite upstairs;
new roof and updates in baths and kitchen; nice
screened porch, large lot, outside storage.
$215,000
Business and home at one location 4B/2.5Bth,
completely updated, 2 station beauty salon,
wood/carpet/ceramic tile, solid oak cabinetry
with ceramic tile counters, spacious master suite
and family room. $218,000
COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth
D/W, built in 2006; 1296 sq. ft., large kitchen;
located on quiet street in Charlie Creek area.
$75,500
HORSE LOVER'S DREAM! 10 acres with 2
horse barns, workshop and charming 3B/3Bth,
brick home; 3195 square feet, central vac, fire-
place, Jacuzzi, beautiful in-ground pool and
many more amenities. Call today for details!
RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY! Great location for this 3B/1.5Bth
home, C/B home on nice size lot; 1434 square
feet. $127,500
UPGRADES GALORE in this recently renovat-
ed 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco, 2244 square foot home,
nicely landscaped lot and located in great fami-
ly neighborhood. $159,900
Excellent Location for this 5 ACRES and
3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home; newly updated
kitchen; property is fenced and cross fenced -
ready for your horses or other livestock; in the
country but close to town. $229,900
PERFECT GET-A-WAY on Lake Redwater!
Enjoy this 2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new
windows overlooking the peaceful lake; situated
on approximately one acre. $238,900
Two 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city
water and sewer; paved road frontage. Each
$35,000
5 Acre tract, high and dry, partially fenced; list-
ed at $80,000
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town;
large pond and 4" well located on property.
$215,000. 5 acre tract can be purchased sepa-
rately for $90,000


..- SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON E [
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOISJOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT IIINERMAN........227-0202
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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/1Bth 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 $599000 reduced
$46,900.


HEAVY I)DUTY
WIX FILTERS
SACH'S CLUTCHES
HYDRAULIC FLUID




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


306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Office 863-773-4779


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PLAYSTATION 2, 10 games, 5
controllers, $200. 941-920-2522
Ona. 10:4p
LONGABERGER DISHES, classic
blue, never used, 2/8 piece place
settings, $200, plus extras to
match, individually priced. 941-
920-2522. Ona. 10:4p
2006 MANCO 260 ATV, great
shape, full warranty.thru March
2009, $2,499 OBO. 863-781-0646.
10:4-11p
KITCHEN CABINETS all wood,
complete sets from $900. Some
singles, $40 each. 863-245-6954.
9:27:10:4p


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


I Pets


FERRET WITH CAGE and all
accessories, $175 OBO. 863-245-
3630. 10:4p
FREE KITTENS, multi-colors. 773-
9345. 10:4nc
TOODLES (terrier/poodle mix),
$300, shots, 8-10 weeks. 773-
0849. 10:4p
FAMILY DOG WITH shots and 1/2
year Revolution. Owners moving.
863-245-3630. 10:4p


School Age Tutor needed: 18
years old minimum, demonstrated
reading ability and willingness to obtain
State mandated training. HS diploma a
plus. Contact Beatrice Juarez at 404
Orange St., Bowling Green, FL by
phone at (863) 375-4881. RCMA is an
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For Rent

East Main Street


Apartments

1 & 2 Bedrooms

Call Samuel Delatorre

781-0707
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Realtor I
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144


www.floresrealty.net


John D. Freeman


1st Customer Appreciation Day
At our office-on our lot-This Saturday, October 6th
11:00 2:00 p.m.-Refreshments-Prizes-Everyone Welcome-
Come one-Come all-Fun & Food for all-Our way of saying
thanks to all who have supported us.
Have you visited our Talking House-Drive by-Tune into
the frequency and hear all about our listing-We have
one at 365 Old Dixie Hwy-Listing Only $265,000.00-
After listening-We would appreciate any feedback-
New Homes in Wauchula, Zolfo Springs and Bowling Green -
Up to 100% financing could be available
3 BR 2BA CB Home in Bowling Green 8 lots Over 2000
sq. ft. under roof $109,000.
2 BR 2 BA CB Home 2 lots Corner location
Wauchula Hills $74,900.
East of town on one acre over 1300 sq. ft. of living area in
this 3 BR 2 BA home. $135,000.
3 BR home on one acre Home in good condition paved
road. Reduced $127,900.
3 BR 2 BA MH on 2 lots Owner motivated $80,000.
Concerned about big payments Look at this 2 BR 2 BA MH
in Charley Creek Only $39,900.
3 BR 2 BA MH BY GOLF COURSE AT ZOLFO SPRINGS -
JUST OFF IIWY 64 TO BRADENTON -
EXCELLENT AREA $64,000.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember


OPPORTUNITY


Our lisitngs are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!


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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 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Amanda Mlshoe (863) 781-3587 Steve Lanler (863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano(863) 245-6891
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
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FOUND Male chocolate lab!
Appears to be young, w/collar.
Found approx. 2 miles west of
Ona. 781-0219. 10:4nc
FREE CUR PUPPIES all females.
773-4013. 10:4nc
LOOKING FOR A HOME for 2
Beagles, asking $100 both. Call
Alicia Baker, 767-8900.
9:20-10:18p
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


Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native, wood-
ed land close to Wauchula has
deeded access to the beautiful
Peace River. Great recreation
and investment property!
$90,000!
Equestrian's dream: Out-stand-
ing 4BR/4BA-new const-CB
home, 10 acs & horse barn.
Open floor plan, 2 fireplaces,
and large back porch. $495,000!
Close to Hwy 66 on
Johnson Rd!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
$500,000!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs. Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
Beautiful, high & dry, fenced
13 acs w/2" well. Murphy Rd,
W Hardee Co. $14,500/ac!
Grove, homesite or investment!
10 ac E/M grove in Ft Green
area has well, micro-jet irriga-
tion, power unit. $140,000!

REAJLIO.R SSOCLI
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153
MONICA REAS...............773-9609
JUAN DELAIORRE.......781-1128
SUII.S. IIGIIWAY 17 SOIU'


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


RIPE AVOCADOS for sale.
5/$2.00. 311 Carlton, Wauchula.
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DISASSEMBLED 10'x35' RV,
Florida room. $1,500 OBO. Call
245-8701 John. 9:27-10:4c
What is a home without chil-
dren? Quiet.
-Henny Youngman


Price Reduced! CB 3BR/1BA,
Nqic j J Ap ced
bat n Jekynr e1 en ew
kitchen cabinets & counter-
tops. Now $93,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
Englewood: bayside home, on
deep water canal. $800,000!
Take part and locate your busi-
ness in this growing commer-
cial area! 450' on N Fl Ave.
Zoned commercial. $360,000!
Peace & quiet await you in this
12 acs w/3BR/2BA, 2001 MH
in Gardner. Central
A/C, 1404 SF, split floor plan,
appliances included. $215,000!
New 2006 model MH,
3BR/2BA, 1674 SF sits on 5
fenced acs, and has been
beautifully maintained. Well
w/water softener & aerator,
24'X12' shed. $175,000!
Generous sized 200x100 ftMH
Grf.-/m gMtlnC (ever
pole in place. $27,000!
Investor's Choice, 3BR/1BA,
CB home on 4.76 acs, north of
Arcadia. $169,900!
IIOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf
course, community center, fish-
ing pier, and shops!
20 ac pastureland is fenced
and has a 4-in diameter well.
Great for horses or cattle.
Secluded location would make
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
TES ATEIEMQLTURS
DAVID OYAVAL................781-3490
SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON
TH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-
8822. 12:14tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL -
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHRP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. 8:23tfc
1 BR/ 1 B DUPLEX. No smoking.
No pets. References needed.
$600 month/$550 security. 781-
1528. 7:5tfc
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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT-sizes. Jack UlIrich Ware-
houses. 773-6448. 10:4c
MOBILE HOME WITH Florida
room and carport, fully furnished,
quiet neighborhood, $550 month-
ly, $300 deposit plus utilities. 781-
2890, located in Zolfo Springs.
10:4nc
2 BR/1 BTH APT., Wauchula. $650
month, first, last and deposit.
863-781-2146. 10:4p
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Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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DRASTICALLY REDUCED!


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


Oitered $152,900
Y 6 Call For Appointment
0oNer (863) 234-2234
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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
KU,


1.2 acre lot. Ready to build.
Country living close to town.
$30,000
3 BR/1 BA home located on a
1 acre lot. $141,900.
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
NEW LISTING!
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage
on Hwy 17. Also frontage on
Hancock Rd & Beeson Rd.
Sewer & water available.
Hardee County. $400,000
Great income potential!
Duplex in Zolfo Springs!
Only $69,900!
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood.
Stone fireplace, solid wood
cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Large
detached garage with shop
area and loft storage.
$275,000!
10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently
included. Lake frontage. Only
$225,000!
3BR/2BA home on 2.5 acres.
$274,900.
Commercial Property.
18.90 acres in Ft Green area.
3 Bedroom/2 Bath house.
$450,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main
Street and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2.
Plenty of room for several
businesses. Potential income
already in place. Hwy 17
across from Walmart.
$1,200,000.
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your
business here! Zone C-2.
$195,000
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a canal
that leads into Charlotte
Harbor. Priced right at
$185,000!


Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home.
Newly landscaped yard. Up-
grades throughout the home.
Nice front porch and screened
back porch. Storage building
with RV hookup. 2+ car
garage. Asking $339,000.
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home. Large
pole barn. $225,000
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.
BUILDER YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed
restricted homesites. Starting
at $99,000.
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well
already on the property.
$122,500
20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2
BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge
Quonset. $416,000!
65 Acres of grove 1 1/2 miles
from Wauchula. Frontage on
two paved roads. High and dry.
Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000
per acre.
74 acres of prime development
property. City water and sewer
within 1/2 mile. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
well and 6" deep well.
Golf Course/Development
Property! Water & sewer
available. 127 acres! Call for
price and details!
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Designated Village -
Open Space.
UNDER CONTRACT!
500 ac grove in Desoto
County. 55% Valencia, 45%
Early & Mids. All microjet.
$4,900,000


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 A 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 m i Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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,,-,'NbW Homes ~ Pole Barns


FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Serving Hardee County for over 20 years
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465


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Psalms 127:1 Licensed & Insured CRC058080


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


773-4478

Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service


Infant Toddler Teacher. 18 years
old minimum, demonstrated reading
ability and willingness to obtain State


mandated training. HS diploma a plus.
Contact Beatrice Juarez at 404 Orange
St., Bowling Green, FL by phone at
(863) 375-4881. RCMA is an EOE.
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dzalea apartments

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

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday riday 9:00 dA. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity
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Joe L. Dawis
IN C., REALTORS


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


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







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The


Classifieds-


HUGE 2/2 MH in Charlie Creek on
way to Avon Park. Clean and nice-
ly furnished w/ W/D. Lawn mainte-
nance included. No pets. Only
$500 month and $500 deposit to
move in. 781-6595. 10:4p
HOUSE FOR RENT 4/1 Waichula,
$800 monthly, large yard. 786-
251-2038. 10:4-11p
3 BR/ 2 Bth MH, rent $700 mo.
767-8822. 9:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
3/2 DUPLEX FOR RENT in
Bowling Green, $800 month plus
$800 deposit. 443-2903. 8:30tfc
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
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What is thought to be the
most widely grown plant in
the world. It has been cultivat-
ed for more than 7,000 years
in every continent except
Antarctica.


**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 ,
being offered "as-is" : -
773-0743 00- .
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CHILDCARE TECHNICIANS
Island of Adventure ChildCare Center is now
accepting applications for ChildCare
Technicians to work with children ages 1 to 12
years old. Responsibilities include, but not limit-
ed to, overall management of assigned class,
ability to develop developmentally appropriate
activities and create a fun and exciting learning
environment.
Qualifications Accepted: High School
Diploma/GED; 2 consecutive years in childcare
work will be considered. Preferred: Bilingual
(Spanish/English) not required. Starting salary
$7.50-$8.10. A.A./A.S.
Degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field,
and two years experience in L
teaching early childhood
starting salary negotiable.
Please Call 767-0800 110:4


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
ALL AROUND HANDYMAN small
& large jobs, drywall, carpentry,
barns, porches, tile, flooring,
fences, metal roofs, animal pens,
feeders. 245-3678, 735-2270.
10:4-11p
EXCAVATION SERVICES Back-
hoe work. 735-2626. 10:4c


SMALL BREED homebased
groomer, 16 years exp. 773-4908.
10:4p
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free esti-
mates. 10:4-11p
THOMAS LAWN CARE Lawn
mowing, tree trimming, pressure
cleaning, edging. Lic.-Ins. 863-
474-1385 or 157*185*15627.
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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.
20 Ac. Hwy 62. Call for details.


7.50 acres on Hwy 17 near College. Call for information.


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25x25x9
Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia,
S1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795
30x35x9 "
Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia,
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door, ---
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents, -
4" Concrete Slab*
$20,295


- Up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
-16 Designer Colors
- Meets 120MPH Wind Load
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Ownri ed & Oenrat d,


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877-951-2300


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+

L Your Home


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


Call Billy Hill

781-1062

We care about you! Billy Hill
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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


DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-31 4-0846
(non-lawyer) :,f


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
COULD YOU USE help with your
cleaning needs. If so call 863-201-
2159. I'm licensed. 9:13-10:11p
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


ARKlEl FILL) DIRT


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


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Special
Tandam A\le Load
]1 -1 6 .ard:I
$ 1 00/Load
within i r.,le iadu o f Z Io pil, ; i
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


LEAD COOK
Full-time, year-round professional position responsible for buffet
and banquet food production and presentation at the Hotel
Jacaranda Restaurant. High school diploma or equivalency pre-
ferred. Minimum of two years experience as a cook/chef in a
busy restaurant environment (including banquets and catering)
required. (A.S. degree or higher in Culinary Arts or Food Service
may substitute for experience.) Related management/supervi-
sory experience strongly preferred. Must maintain current SER-
SAFE Certificate. Starting salary range: $25,000 plus a compre-
hensive benefits package, including retirement, health/life insur-
ance, vacation and sick leave. Open until filled. Visit our website
for detailed position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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33873
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10D The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or
hay hauling. 863-781-1478.
9:20-10:18p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh






5 & 8 AC, Arcadia
$120,000
OWNER FINANCING





+ Good Shepherd Hospice
S0 divisionofLiePalh Hosic, and Pala..av Ca.
Ini yLicensei 1984
Satisfying Challenges...
Countless Rewards...
Good Shepherd Hospice
Take your career to Good Shepherd
Hospice and discover a richly
satisfying and rewarding future
where compassionate professionals
like you make a positive difference
in the lives of hospice patients and
their families every day. Join us in
one of the following opportunities:
PT, LPNs
Midnight-8am shift.
PT, RN
M-F, day shift visits.

PT, Weekend RN
New patient admissions on
Sat./Sun. (partial benefits apply).
Our team members enjoy paid
orientation, bilingual premium pay,
flexible scheduling options, mileage
reimbursement and more!
For consideration,
please call (800) 464-3994
or apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and Click on Career Opportunities
EOE/DFWP c110:4c


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

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


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
Kids: They dance before they
learn there is anything that
isn't music.

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




In stock now.
Click on Furniture,
Accessories,
Then Gun Cabinets.
0


Just move-inI This ho is ui Wauchula neighbor-
hood. Built in 1995 this 3 M home is freshly painted
and has many features in u, a untertops, security sys-
tem, and irrigation s _stem.%.'hth aater meter. $139,900.










LOST DOG
Female, brown with black mouth scars
on shoulders and brown collar. Lost
on 664A and 62 Bowling Green area,


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 SALE! Saturday, 8-2, 639
Hanchey Rd. Brand new Wildcat
gear, shirts, flags, earrings &
more. Baby & toddler items, adult
clothes, more. 10:4c
PORCH SALE 8-?, Thur., Fri. &
Sat., 8-3, 772 Polk Rd., Wauchula.
10:4p
BIG LARGE SALE: Saturday only,
8-?, 210 Orange St., Bowling
Green. 10:4p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-12, 2324
Gebhart Rd. (off Hwy. 62)
Wauchula. 10:4p
SATURDAY, 9 a.m.-?, 307 River-
side Dr., Wauchula, adult cloth-
ing, some furniture, electronic
equipment, etc. 10:4p
CRAFT SALE Saturday, 8 a.m.-?,
River of Life Church, crochet, tie
blankets, laptop quilts & more.
10:4p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 510 E.
Palmetto St. Proceeds go to
Celebration Fellowship youth.
10:4p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 3011 Myrtle
St., ZS, bedroom suit & other fur-
niture, etc. 10:4p
SATURDAY 8-2, 1818 Ratliff Rd.,
Wauchula. Children clothes,
toys. 10:4p
THURS., FRI., & SAT. Four fami-
ly. Avon products, adult, children
& baby clothes, furniture, many
household & misc. items. Corner
of Franklin St. & Chester Ave.,
Bowling Green. 10:4p
SATURDAY 8-3, Popash Rd.
Antique couch, little girl clothes,
toys, table w/benches, electric
golf cart, go-kart, tractor, much
more.. 10:4p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8 a.m.-?
Corner of Center Hill & Thomas
Rd. 10:4p
SATURDAY 7 a.m. noon, 4636
Bryan Ave., Bowling Green.
Furniture & more! 10:4p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY Dixie Dr.,
north end, Bowling Green. Lots of
goodies. Baby clothes. 10:4p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY -
7-?, 418 Tulane Ave., Wauchula.
Harley Davidson, furniture, anti-
ques, misc. 10:4p
FRI. & SAT. Tri-family, 8-2, 419
North 9th Avenue. 10:4p
THURS. SAT.: Estate sale, 8:30-
?, 318 Riverside Drive. Really big
multi-family. Lots of Christmas
decorations, kitchen, household
items, washer/dryer, upright
freezer, TV, generator, kids
clothes, highchair, shop vac.,
treadmill, weightbench, exercise
bike, means name brand shirts,
lots more.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1997 MERCURY
VIN: 4M2DV1114VDJ60330
8:00 A.M. Oct. 18, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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Ways To Reduce Toxic

Metal Exposure At Home


Exposure to heavy metals -
lead, mercury and arsenic at
home? Yes, it's possible and
through means that might sur-
prise you, from glazed pottery
to herbal supplements.
While limited exposure to
everyday sources of toxic met-
als isn't likely to result in harm-
ful health effects, it's wise to be
aware of them, especially if you
encounter heavy metals on a
regular basis. Some general
symptoms of heavy metal toxi-
city include loss of feeling,
especially in the fingertips;
hearing loss; impaired concen-
tration; and personality
changes.
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
details how exposure might
occur at home.
Lead exposure: Lead can
find its way into the body if it's
inhaled as dust or fumes, or in
the case of small children, inad-
vertently ingested in the form of
old paint chips. Lead-based
paint was commonly used in
homes built before 1978.
Children who ingest flakes of
lead-based paint may experi-'
ence anemia, unexplained
stomachaches and developmen-
tal delays.
Some tableware, such as
leaded crystal, pewter and some
glazed pottery, can be a source
of lead, even more so if acidic
foods or liquids are served from
them. Hobbyists who create
stained glass or pottery can be
at risk. Soldering to create
stained glass can produce lead-
laden fumes. Pottery glazes
with white or yellow finishes
can contain lead.
Be aware that small jewelry
crafted in China may be made
with lead. And be cautious
using dietary supplements,
NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot c4:20 t


especially products originating
in China, where lead exposure
risks are not as well known.
Mercury exposure: You are
most likely to encounter mer-
cury in its organic form, methyl
mercury, when eating certain
fish or shellfish. Mercury can
be especially high in shark,
swordfish, tuna, pike, walleye,
bass and Atlantic salmon.
Over the years, some have
raised questions about mercury
in dental fillings. So far, no link
has been made between metal
dental fillings and changes in
the central nervous system.
Arsenic exposure: Garden
pesticides and herbicides may
contain arsenic. Check the label
and always follow instructions.
Until recently, arsenic could be
found in pressure-treated lum-
ber. If you work with older,
treated lumber, take precau-
tions. Wear gloves and a dust
mask and work outdoors.
Alternative health treat-
ments: If you take any homeo-
pathic, herbal or complemen-
tary health products, be aware
there is no government over-
sight on what these products
might contain. It's possible they
could include heavy metals.
If you have concerns about
exposure to heavy metals, talk
to your doctor. Blood and 'other
tests can help determine if your
levels are in a toxic range.


Roger
Carpe
Clenin

-73603


Specializing In
* Carpet, Upholstery
and Tile Cleaning
* Exterior Pressure "
Cleaning
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NI l .LOCATION
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1996 Dodge 4Dr Id. #1 B3HD46T7TF144051
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
October 12, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula FL 33873. c10:4,11c






COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


1 8375-027


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 ci1o:4c


BOLIGGRE QIKSUE UT 'EPI
Bosas .. .*Iwo'tbeunerol!!


I REPABWIAL fHES..
BElE SEI-ialES!
"OUR TIRES ARE ON SALE EVERYDAY!"


Please call 863-781-7532
10:4p


Help Wanted
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Avon Park Now Hiring:
Quality Improvement/Risk Manager Ability to collect and
analyze quality improvement data. Knowledge of Joint Comm.,
safety regulations, OSHA standards as they relate to ambulatory
centers. Travel within service area (Highlands, Hardee, Polk).
R.N., B.S.N. and/or license in healthcare risk management.
Patient Services Manager Oversee the management of the
centers operations & process/system improvements involving
patient care services, registration, med. records, patient flow &
productivity. Provide leadership & guidance to center team. BS
or BA in Business Admin., Health Admin, Public Health or relat-
ed field. 5 yrs. exp. ambulatory and/or major health care org.
Experience in budgets, supervising staff and business planning.
1RN Current FL license & BCLS Cert. required.

Lab Technician Experience in hospital or medical office.
Patient Care Team Asst. -CFHC Lakeland, Dundee,
Frostproof and Wauchula Medical office or hospital experi-
ence in patients registration, insurance knowledge, bilingual a
plus.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail
to hr@ctflconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits, compete.
salary, pension plan. See our website at cfhconline.org EOE/DFW. ctl0:4,11c


We repair most American cars
Bo Espino0 Full time mechanic
Auto Technician We are licensed and insured!
M Reg #MV-40625


Mike Adcox
Auto Technician


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







North Carolina Lots For Sale
Great Mountain & Creek Views


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Jonquil Woods
a New Development
opening Oct./Nov.
Paved Roads
Underground Utilities

Starting at
$45,000 up to $150,000
Franklin, N.C.


Investment *Retirement *Second Home

See the leaves change /
& schedule a visit!


Contact Billy Lambert


863-371-5752


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KELLER WUJJAMS.



Mikey Colding Dane Hendry
Realtor l Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863)381-2769
An Independently OwnelBroterage

* NEW LISTING * *
65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10"
well with a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing.
Fruit crop goes with sell, with no contract on fruit,
Sweetwater area. $14,900 per acre.

* 50 Acres of Improved pasture land Great location in south
ern 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 cul
verts. 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 Wauchala.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS.
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October 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11D


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
Case #: 25-2007-CA-439
Division #:
UNC:
Credit Based Asset Servicing
and Securitization, LLCd,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Gelsys E. Garcia; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties In Possession
#2; If living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Sept.
26,2007, entered in Civil Case No.
25-2007-CA-439 of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit
In and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein Credit Based Asset
Servicing and Securitization, LLC,
Plaintiff and Gelsys E. Garcia are
defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. on October 24,
2007 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

TRACT 1
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
AND RUN NORTH 00
DEGREE 03 MINUTES 33
SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DIS-
TANCE OF 682.85 FEET, TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREE 03
SECONDS 33 MINUTES
WEST, ALONG THE SAME
LINE, A DISTANCE OF
376.14 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
632.69 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
380.90 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREE 46
MINUTES 29 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
639.60 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF .BEGINNING;
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOOi-
DA.
TOGETHER WITH AND
SUBJECT TO A PERPETU-
AL, PRIVATE UNOB-
STRUCTED EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS,
ROADWAY, UTILITIES AND
ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE
OVER AND ACROSS THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LAND:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
AND RUN NORTH 00
DEGREE 03 MINUTES 33
SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1058.99 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 20 MINUTES 44
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 632.69 FEET, TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
30.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
761.80 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
30.02 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
761.02 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
SDA;
TRACT 2:
COMMENCE AT THE
SSOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREE
03 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG THE EAST


LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF'
313.98 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
CONTINUE THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREE 03
MINUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG THE SAME
LINE, A DISTANCE OF
368.87 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 46
MINUTES 29 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
639.60 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
S380.90 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EbXST, A DISTANCE OF
;1


646.60 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
TOGETHER WITH AND
SUBJECT TO A PERPETU-
AL, PRIVATE UNOB-
STRUCTED EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS,
ROADWAY, UTILITIES AND
ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE
OVER AND ACROSS THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LAND:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
AND RUN NORTH 00
DEGREE 03 MINUTES 33
SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1058.99 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 20 MINUTES 44
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 632.69 FEET,
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
30.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
761.80 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 90
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
30.02 FEET; THENCE"
NORTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
761.02 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
TRACT 3:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREE
03 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST
.1/4, A DISTANCE OF
313.98 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
646.60 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
60.06 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREE 53
MINUTES 34 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
169.65 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 02
MINUTES 52 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
244.54 FEET, TO A POINT
ON THE SOUTH LINE OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 29
SECONDS EAST, ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 817.31 FEET,
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH AND
SUBJECT TO A PERPETU-
AL, PRIVATE UNOB-
STRUCTED EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS,
ROADWAY, UTILITIES AND
ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE
OVER AND ACROSS THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LAND:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
AND RUN NORTH 00
DEGREE 03 MINUTES 33
SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1058.99 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 20 MINUTES 44
SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 632.69 FEET,
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 20
MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
30.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
761.80 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 43 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
30.02 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREE 59
MINUTES 12 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF
761.02 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA LESS THE FOLLOWING
PARCEL:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING


IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST; HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA; BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 4; THENCE RUN
WEST ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4, A DISTANCE OF
651.40 FEET, FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG THE
SAME LINE 165.60 FEET;


THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREE 04 MINUTES 00
SECOND WEST, 245.20
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00
SECOND EAST, 169.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREE 43 MINUTES 48
SECONDS WEST, 242.02
FEET; TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
' PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.


DATED at Wauchula, F
this 26 day of September, 2

B. HUGH BRi
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT C
Hardee County, I
Connie
Deputy


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIF
IN AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-:
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.


lorida,
2007.

ADLEY
;OURT
Florida
Coker
V Clerk
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rOF
RCUIT
UNTY,


393


GUADALUPE REYNA, et al,
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
September 24, 2007 and entered
in Case No. 25-2007-CA-393 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the
Plaintiff and GUADALUPE REYNA;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GUADALUPE REYNA N/K/A NAKIA
REYNA; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 24th day of
October, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

WEST 31.66 FEET OF LOT
23 AND ALL OF LOT 22,
BLOCK 1, LEWIS AND
BALDWIN CO. ADDITION
TO CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN, AS PER RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
40, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

A/K/A 418 PALMETTO
STREET, BOWLING GREEN,
FL 33834

Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on the 24th day
of September, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000029
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.- H, Y.
DOB: 04/12/2003
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Father of Y. M. H. a white female
child 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 theter-
mination of your parental rights to


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The summer voluntary pre-
kindergarten program, known
statewide as VPK, was a suc-
cess in Hardee County in this,
its second year.
Program representative and
teacher Sharon Ussery recently
gave a report on the summer
project to the Hardee County



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
9:13-10:4c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2007CP-000091
SECTION: 25
In re: The Estate of
DON R. KELLY,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate
of Don R. Kelly, deceased, File
Number 2007CP-000091 is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Box 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1749. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections
that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this court are
required to file their objections
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED


WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 4, 2007.

Personal Representative
Carol A. Kelly
608 Horizon Trail
Cedar Park, FL 78613


Attorney for
Representative
Thomas C. Saunders
Post Office Box 1279
Bartow, Florida 33831-12
(863) 533-6200
Florida Bar # 0386080


School Board.
Ussery said over 40 children
were enrolled in the sessions,
held at both Hilltop and Zolfo
Springs elementary schools.
Skills the 4-year-olds learned
included writing and recogniz-
ing their names, working with
the alphabet, recognizing colors
and numbers, sharing with
friends, listening to stories,
using scissors and much more.
"The teachers said they could
tell the children who went to
our VPK," Ussery noted, refer-
ring to the children's advance-
ment to kindergarten as school
started this year.
Ussery showed board mem-


bers a video of some of the
activities at the schools. Scenes
flashed on the monitor, with lit-
tle ones singing, practicing the
alphabet, napping, completing
craft projects, eating lunches,
working on computers, wearing
costumes, painting, riding tricy-
cles and running through soaker
hoses.
"We enjoyed the summer,d"
Ussery concluded. "We're ready
to do it again next year." ,
Teachers were Ussery, Kari
Gicker, Elizabeth Jaquez, Lynn
Smith, Tia Needer, Stacey Po-
well, Linda Barrington, Jessica
McCoy, Lynn Cannon and
Cathy DeLaney.


New 'Cracker Storyteller' DVD

Brings Florida History To Life
- With his fluffy white beard,-.. a settler's life was like, what
eye patch and stooped back, they ate, how they traded goods
you can easily believe that and much more.
Butch Harrison has lived a hard "I speak at libraries, schools,
life. In fact, this 73-year-old parks, folk festivals, retirement
character has done things few homes, banquets; any place
people in modern society can where people are interested in
imagine: handling cattle and learning about Florida and the
horses on Florida's prairies, way it used to be," Harrison
catching alligators, hunting in says. "One of the things I try to
the swamps, gigging frogs and do is educate people about old
serving as an airboat operator Florida," Harrison adds. "It was
and guide in the Everglades. wilder then Dodge City!"
With a twinkle in his eye, he Harrison also tells true stories
tells colorful stories of his own drawn from his life as a sports-
life and that of Florida's pio- man, guide and gladesman in
neers in his new DVD entitled, the Florida Everglades, a place
"Butch Harrison,, Florida that was young Butch
Cracker Storyteller." Haitison's playground, and a
Filmed at Florida Capital lifestyle that is rare in today's
State Park in Perry, an authentic world of manmade tourist desti-
settler house and outbuildings nations. Harrison says he is glad
provide the perfect setting as that his stories have been pre-
Harrison gives a tour of the typ- served on DVD because the
ical "Cracker House," explains Florida he loves to talk about
why they were built the way has almost disappeared in the
they were, and talks about what name of progress.
Panorama Studios of
Cambria, California produced
the DVD. This firm also pro-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF duced "Patrick Smith's Florida,
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, A Sense of Place," another "Old
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR Florida" themed DVD about
HARDEE COUNTY Patrick D. Smith, author of the
CASE NO.: 252006CA000531 popular book, "A Land
Remembered." Patrick Smith's
JAMES SASSER, JR., son, Rick, is the producer.
PFor more information on
Plaintiff, Butch Harrison's new "Florida
Cracker Storyteller" DVD, visit
.FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A http://butchharrison.com.


FELIPE SANTOYA, A/K/A
MIGUEL SANTOYO, AND
MARIA SANTOYO, A/K/A
MARIA SANTOYA, HUSBAND
AND WIFE; AND HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; B. HUGH
BRADLEY, CLERK OF COURTS
OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
AND JANE HARTMAN; AND
JOHN DOE; AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS, IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FELIPE SANTOYO, A/KA/
FELIPE SANTOYA, A/K/A MIGUEL
SANTOYO, AND MARIA SAN-
TOYO, A/K/A MARIA SANTOYA,
HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND JANE
HARTMAN; AND JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS, IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, their
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other person
claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or cor-
porate, or whose exact legal sta-
tus is unknown, claiming under
the above named defendants or
parties claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property
hereafter described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Amended Complaint to foreclose
a mortgage on. the following
described property:
The South 27 feet of Lot 4
and North 27 feet of Lot 5,
Block 1, Wauchula Villas
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, as per
plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 10, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Physical Address: 410
Tulane Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida Parcel Id No.: 03-34-
25-0480-00001-0003
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on KENNETH B. EVER, the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is Post Office Drawer 1308,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1308, on
or before the 2 day of November,
2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition.


DATED on the 1 day of
Personal October, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
279
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007CA000068
DIVISION
AVELINO MIRANDA and
BALBINA MIRANDA
husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.

GERALD J. ARSENAULT and
BONNIE S. ARSENAULT,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final decree of foreclo-
sure'entered in the above entitle
cause In the Circuit court of
Hardee County, Florida. I will sell
the property situated In Hardee
County, Florida described as:

Lots 6 and 7 of Block 4 of
Alexander & Smith Addition
to City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, as per Plat
Book 2, Page 66, Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida.
Street Address: 309 Illinois
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873,

at public sale, to the highest bid-
der for cash, on the steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, in accordance
with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 .a.m. on
the 17th day of October, 2007.
NOTICE: Any persons claiming
an Interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the Us
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.

Signed this 14th day of
September, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Edwina Murphy
Deputy Clerk
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Summer Pre-K Program


Teaches Varied Skills







12D The Herald-Advocate, October 4, 2007


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Contract for Emergency Medical Services (ambulance)
billing, 8:35 a.m.
Proclamation of National 4-H Week, 9 a.m.
Holiday and commission meeting schedules for 2008.
Code Enforcement certification classes.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.



Migraines Options To Prevent


And Treat The
Migraines are more than a
bad headache. As nearly 30 mil-
lion Americans can attest, the
throbbing pain of a migraine
can be debilitating, lasting from
a few hours to several days. The
condition can be aggravated by
light, sounds, odors, exercise,
even routine physical activities.
Nausea, with or without vomit-
ing, may occur.
Fortunately, treatment helps
most people who have mi-
graines. The September issue of
Mayo Clinic Health Letter pro-
vides an overview of treatments
to prevent migraines and stop
the pain.
Doctors may recommend pre-
ventive medications for patients
who have two or more debilitat-
ing episodes a month. Typically
the medication is taken at regu-
lar intervals, often daily.
Antidepressants, anti-seizure
medications and cardiovascular
drugs may help prevent
migraines. Infrequently, non-
prescription nonsteroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
such as ibuprofen (Advil,
Motrin, others) or naproxen
sodium (Aleve, others) may
help. Injections of botulinum
toxin type A (Botox) is an alter-
native for people who can't take
or don't respond well to preven-
tive medications. However, this
use of Botox for migraine pre-
vention is not approved by the
Food and Drug Administration.
Pain relief drugs for mi-


Pounding Pain
graines should be taken as soon
as symptoms begin. Mild
migraines may respond to
NSAIDs or aspirin. A moderate
migraine may respond to a non-
prescription combination of a
drug containing acetamino-
phen, aspirin and caffeine.
Other drug categories used to
treat pain include triptans,
which mimic the action of the
brain chemical serotonin; anti-
nausea and related drugs; and
ergots, which were used for
decades before the more recent
introduction of triptans.
Some patients find relief
from alternative therapies. The
National Institutes of Health
has concluded that acupuncture
may help control headaches. A
study in the journal Headache
showed that a combination of
yoga, breathing exercises and
relaxation techniques reduces
migraine frequency and pain.
Some find benefit in herbal
remedies, such as butterbur,
which appears to be safe if
taken for a short period to pre-
vent migraines. In addition, the
supplement coenzyme Q10
appears to reduce migraine fre-
quency for some. Patients who
consider alternative therapies
should consult their physician
about the pros and cons and to
prevent any drug interactions.

It is dangerous to be right in
matter on which the estab-
lished authorities are wrong.


BEETLEJUICE IN THE MIRROR
It is with a certain amount of embarrassment that I confess my
eldest daughter seems bent on "fixing me up."
She badgers me endlessly about doing my hair or my nails. It's
difficult for her to understand that I'm used to looking a certain
way, and it's hard to break out of that mold. The most recent make-
over assault began at about 10 on Monday night, with her demand-
ing to do my nails.
"Pick a color. I just bought six new shades."
"Oh, Jill, I'm exhausted, I just want to go to bed ..."
"Pleeeeeaase?"
"Fine! But, you pick a color."
She trimmed, filed and applied lotion and three coats of a rosy
shade of red. I responded by doing what any normal worked-all-
day, dead-on-my-feet, middle-aged American female does at 10:30
on a Monday night; I went straight to bed.
"Careful to keep your hands on top of the covers, you'll get sheet
marks," she warned.
The next morning the attack continued.
"Mom, let me do your hair. I could get the curling iron..."
"Uh-uh, I've gotten this far in life without burn scars on my
forehead and I plan to keep it that way."
She sat and stared at me dejectedly, and then brightened.
Young people ... they turn on a dime.
"What about hot rollers?"
"They give me a headache."
"I know! I could use the straightener. Mom. I can make you
look like Meg Ryan, I swear."
"Meg Ryan?" I was intrigued. Meg Ryan is adorable. I would-
n't mind looking like Meg Ryan. "Really?"
"Yes, and it'll only take about 10 minutes."
We were talking' about Meg Ryan here. "OK, but just 10 min-
utes ... I have to leave for work."
"Yea!"
After a quarter-hour of heat on my face and the smell of
scorching hair, she stepped back, enthusiasm leaching from her
every pore.
"It's perfect."
"It is?"
"Yeah! Look in the mirror."
I stood and turned to where the mirror used to be but found that
someone had replaced it with a framed portrait of John Lennon.
"Jillian!"
"You don't like it?"
Try as I might I could see no resemblance to Meg Ryan. "Well
"I can fix it!"
More scorching-hair smell. I glanced in the mirror fearfully,
and Beetlejuice gazed back at me. I didn't need to say anything, my
expression spoke volumes.
"Mousse!" she cried, and ravaged the bathroom cabinet, "hold
out your hand." I complied and she squirted a pea-sized amount in
my palm.
"What do I do with that?"
"Rub your hands together and put it in your hair and just kind
of," she waved her hands around her face, making it look easy, "put
it the way you want it."
"With this?" I stared at the paltry amount of mousse.
"Yeah, that's plenty, trust me."
I did as instructed, still optimistic. The end result was a fre-


netic wave in the front of my hair that reminded me of the famous
Cameron Diaz scene in "There's Something About Mary."
It was at that moment that I realized that instead of the sleek,
glossy red fingertips I had been promised, I had 10 little abstract
sculptures complete with lines, squiggles and grooves.
"Look at my nails!"
"I told you to keep your hands on top of the covers!"
"How is it possible to remember to keep my hands on top of
the covers when I'm sound asleep?"
"Other women manage," she accused.
"Never mind! Just give me a few minutes here so that I can get
myself together."
"Do you want me to take the polish off?"
"No. There's no time. I'm mnna be late."
I spent the next 10 minutes trying to force my-hair back intd
the customary non-Meg Ryan style that I have worn for 20 years,
and finally dashed out the door only to arrive at work 15 minutes
late. The office manager, a petite fashion-conscious cutie of 21,
took one look at me and grimaced.
"What ... did you do to your hair?!"
"Nothing," I replied, which was the truth, and shoved my
hands behind my back, but just a smidgen too late.
"You have sheet marks!" she accused, shuddering, as though
this condition was comparable to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
and I had arrived at work contagious, threatening to infect every-
body.
The next morning I stood in front of the mirror blow drying
my hair and applying the scant amount of makeup that I am accus-
tomed to. The nail polish had been removed and I regarded my nor-
mal reflection, which, sadly, in no way resembles Meg Ryan.
But it's no John Lennon, either.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended Sept. 27, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 14,832 com-
pared to 12,415 last week and 12,503 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: com-
pared to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00
lower, feeder steers were steady to 2.00 lower and heifers were
unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
47.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 130.00-175.00
300-400 lbs., 116.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs., 99.00-132.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 110.00-155.00;
300-400 lbs., 102.00-134.00; and
400-500 lbs., 91.00-117.00
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 42.00-


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-
63.50.

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