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CENTENNIAL

PICTORIAL

.. .Montage 4-5D


Wildcats Tackle

Pirates Friday

.. .Story 1D


The


107th Year, No. 45
4 Sections. 38 Pages


Thursday, October 18, 2007


BIRTHDAY BASH


46
plus 4q sales lax





Development Would



Double Population

'Sweetwater Ranch' Spans 8,000 Acres


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sweetwater Ranch Estates
will be "a regional destination
providing homes and jobs for
current Hardee County com-
muters."
A retail center, lots of neigh-
borhood parks and recreation
areas, a signature golf course,
industry, restaurants and pedes-
trian-friendly villages located
over nearly 8,000 acres are
planned south of Zolfo Springs.
Spread on both the north and


south sides of Sweetwater
Road, the self-contained "com-
munity of the future" will retain
public use of Charlie Creek
which flows through it and add
ponds and waterways to create
"natural pristine environments
on the site."
A host of owners, community
planners, engineers and ,an
attorney gathered before the
Hardee County Commission
Friday to present the "Sweet-
water Ranch vision," which
See DEVELOPMENTj 2


CHEER-FULL!


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
President Teddy Roosevelt cuts the birthday cake Saturday night as Wauchulans celebrate the city's 100th year.
Roosevelt was president when the new city of Wauchula received its charter on May 22, 1907. The impersonator
was just one of the many performers who filled the festive night with entertainment, history and fun. For a bounty of
photos on the centennial celebration along Main Street, see 4-5D.


Hardee County Commission

Hooks Into Utility Business


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At least seven new major
developments dictate the coun-
ty get in the utility business.
If these are all built out with-
t in the next 15 to 20 years, the
county will need to be prepared
to provide potable water, sewer
and reclaimed water.
That was the gist of a plan-
ning session at the Hardee
County Commission last week.
Nick Staszko, county director
of planning and development
said "Utility services are the life
blood for industrial, commer-
cial and retail development, and
residential development densi-
ties greater than one unit per
acre."
He outlined the proposals for
new development that would
require "substantial utility ser-
vice." They are mainly in two
areas, the U.S. 17 corridor and
Vandolah/CR 663.
Florida Institute for Neuro-
logic Rehabilitation is already
connected to the Vandolah
Wastewater Plant, but is plan-
ning to expand 872 acres to
include about 1,000 more
patient beds, a rural center for


WEATHER
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S10/I16 90 66 0.00
I TOTAL Rainfall to 10/9/07 36.87
S anperiod last year 32.44
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source. Univ. or Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6D
Community Calendar ...4A
Courthouse Report.......7C
* Crime Blotter................. 6C
Hardee Living................2B
Hunting/Fishing............. 2A
Information Roundup....4A
Obits............ 4A
Puzzle ..AC
School Menus..............10D



7I18li ll12" II I 3
7 18 12 2 07290 3


about 2,750 residents, employ-
ees, plus shops, restaurants, a
hospital and a hotel.
Farther east on Vandolah
Road is a planned 582-acre
German Citrus development of
single- and multiple-family
housing. And, to the west, there
is an about-600-acre rural
development at the intersection
of Vandolah Road and Fort
Green Road (CR 663) to per-
haps be called the Davis
Estates.
This overall Vandolah Rural
Center of about 3,000 dwelling
units will tax the Vandolah
plant beyond its present capaci-
ty. DCA is discouraging pack-
age plants for developments
and is pushing hard for central
utilities to meet the develop-
ment needs, thus controllling



Citrus


growth.
At the same time, there are
major developments up and
down the U.S. 17 corridor:
Shadowlawn, a 1,820 mixed
use development west of
Bowling Green at Payne's
Creek; Ridge Estates, 1,249
homes east off Torrey Road;
Torrey Groves community, 700
residences plus retail and com-
mercial development just south
of South Florida Community
College; Fontana-a 55-plus golf
community on. the west side of
U.S. 17 at Moffitt Road; and the
Sweetwater Ranch town of
14,000 homes, commercial and
industrial development on both
sides of Sweetwater Road.
The concentrated, compact
self-sufficient development
growth model is encouraged by
the state Department of Com-
munity Affairs (DCA) because
it leaves larger concentrations
of open space and agricultural
See BUSINESS 2A


Up JU7o
After significant decreases in
citrus acreage in past years as a
result of weather, disease,
development and economics,
Florida citrus growers are
expected to experience an
increase in production.
The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture on Oct. 12
announced its 2007-08 citrus
crop estimate while anxious cit-
rus growers listened. The pre-
diction reflects an estimated
increase in production over last
year's crop of 30.3 percent. The
168 million-box total Florida
orange crop shadows last year's
total Florida orange crop of
128.9 million boxes.
The 168 million total boxes
of oranges is comprised of 77.9
million early and mid-season
oranges to be picked from now
until March 2008, 87 million
boxes of Valencia oranges to be
picked from March to June
2008, and 3.1 million boxes of
Navels.
Early estimates by private
companies reflected predictions
for increases ranging from 40 to
See CITRUS 6A


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School is
celebrating Homecoming this
week.
There are many activities


4-Laning


Of U.S. 17


Speeds Up
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Can they speed up four-lan-
ing of the rest of U.S. 17?
Developers for the 8,000-acre
Sweetwater Ranch Estates say
"yes."
And, they have a real basis
for saying so, since they also
plan to add a four-lane frontage
road from their community to
Zolfo Springs.
Others, of course, have to
jump on the bandwagon, too.
At a city of Wauchula meet-
ing on Oct. 8, U.S. Representa-
tive Vern Buchanan, a member
of the transportation/infrastruc-
ture committee of the House of
Representatives said he has ear-
marked part of the $40 billion
See 4-LANING 9A


planned for this event, such as
the annual Homecoming Parade
through downtown Wauchula.
The parade is a time for local
companies, schools, churches
and organizations to build a


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Energy and excitement were evident Saturday as Hardee
girls, from the youngest to the oldest, gave their all in the
Heartland Cheerleading Contest in Fort Meade. Three
Hardee teams won, and will advance to regional compe-
tition in November. For a story and photos of the event,
see 6-7B.


float or plan an entry.
Fifty-two entries have been
registered for this year's parade.
This year's theme is "Decades."
The parade will take place
tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m.


COURTESY PHOTO
Suspense is mounting as everyone awaits the selection of this year's Homecoming
Queen from among seniors (from left) Rebecca Aguilar, Jamilynn Hand, Clara
Chancey, Ashleigh Alden and LeAnna Himrod.


The route will begin at the old
school site on South Florida
Avenue and Main Street, head-
ing east on Main Street to
George Burris Avenue, then
south to Orange Street, where
the parade will march westerly
to reach its final destination
back at the school property.
The parade is not the only
thing that has many Hardee
Countians anticipating this
weekend along with the stu-
dents. The Homecom-ing Game
is also Friday, at Wildcat
Stadium. The Hardee Wildcats
will take on Braden River at
7:30 p.m.
And the Homecoming King,
Queen and Court of Class
Sweet-hearts will be presented
to the crowd. Spectators will
also enjoy the music prepared
by the Hardee Senior High
School Blue Star Brigade Band
during the halftime show.
For high-school students, this
week -,also brings the
Homecoming Dance. The
dance, which will be held at the
Hardee Senior High gym, starts
at 8 on Saturdaynight.
See HOMECOMING 8A


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Estimate Homecoming Events This Weekend

I Iftm o*w f








2A The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338'
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


DEADLINES:
Schools Thursday 5 pm
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m
General News Monday 5 pm
Ads Tuesday noon


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee Count)
6 months $16. I yr $28; 2 yrs $54
Fonda
6 months $20; I yr -$37. 2 yrs $72
Out of State
6 months $24; 1I r $44, 2 yrs. $86


LETTERS:
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interest Letters should be bnef. and must be w ntten in good taste. signed
and include a daytime phone number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
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L. A


Urban Design Development Plan



Workplace &
Service Center


.. .


* Mixed-Use Town

Center

* Village Centers

* Neighborhood

Centers

* Streets as Amenities

* Water Features


Developers plan an 8,000-acre combination of Industry, retail and village centers on both sides of Sweetwater Road.

DEVELOPMENT
Continued From 1A


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Jessica Herrera, 21, a 2004 graduate of Hardee High School,
will participate in the Heartland Idol contest tonight (Thursday) at
6 at the Circle in Sebring. She will sing "Borderline" by Madonna.
The theme is Elton John and Madonna. Last
Thursday Jessica sang Whitney Houston's "I
Wanna Dance With Somebody" and won the
People's Choice Award. There were 18 contes-
tants to relive the 1980s. About 350 attended.
Fashion of the era will also be on the agenda
tonight.
Jessica earlier competed for American Idol
and was a top 10 finalist from among. 150 per-
formers. She lives in Sebring and is employed by
Wauchula State Bank there.
Next Thursday Heartland Idol contestants will compete in
Elvis music and dress and seek the $2,000 top prize. The Bowling
Green native is hoping friends will come see her compete tonight.
Last week Jessica wore a black-sequined dress and large star-
shaped earrings.

Troy Carter, 44, who ran a gym in Wauc ula for young boxers
from 1992 to 2002, is back home in Philadelhia, having set up a
boxing gym in the second floor over a church
across from where he was born and reared.
Troy is going to school twice a week at
night, studying child psychology. He recently
left construction work and is a hall monitor
for the school system working at Simon Bratz
High School and Vaux Vocational School,
working with troubled boys.
After leaving Wauchula Troy worked with
boxing in Monticello before returning to Philly
five months ago.
He said Juan Gonzalez is starting a boxing gym in Wauchula
near the Crown Ford dealership. Carter hopes to bring a group of
youngsters to visit Hardee County this summer to see calf roping,
,horses, a local dairy and an orange grove, with a side trip to
Highlands Hammock. He hopes to work with Tom Watts and the
Hardee Sheriff's Posse on the trip to allow city boys to visit the
country.
Carter can be reached by phone at 215-236-2391 or 2230 West
Ontario Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Troy did a good job of working with young people when he
was in Wauchula and helped train Wauchula pro boxer Edner
Cherry in the early years.

Our family is appreciative of all the love, prayers and concern
for our son Jonathan, 15, who has been at All Children's Hospital
in St. Petersburg with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome since Oct. 4.
Fortunately he got a quick diagnosis at the Florida Hospital
Wauchula Emergency Room and was transferred immediately to
ACH at St. Pete. His case was milder than most, and he is expect-
ed to make a 100 percent recovery and will be home-schooled for
awhile after release form ACH before returning to Hardee High.

H nigFs hing Fores


10/18/2007
Sun Data
Rises: '7:29 am
Sets: 6:56 pm
Length of Day:
11:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:59 pm
Sets: --:--
Major Times
5:46 am 7:46 am
6:12pm- 8:12pm
Minor Times
12:03 am- 1:03 am
12:29 pm- 1:29 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/19/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:30 am
Sets: 6:55 pm
Length of Day:
11:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:42 pm
Sets: 12:25 am
Major Times
6:07 am 8:07 am
6:33 pm 8:33 pm
t Minor Times


12:24 am- 1:24 am
12:50 pm 1:50 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/20/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:30 am
Sets: 6:54 pm
Length of Day:
11:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:22 pm
Sets: 1:27 am
Major Times
6:58 am 8:58 am
7:24 pm 9:24 pm
Minor Times
1:15 am 2:15 am
1:41 pm 2:41 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/21/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:31 am
Sets: 6:53 pm
Length of Day:
11:22:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:58 pm
Sets: 2:28 am


Major Times
7:47 am 9:47 am
8:13 pm 10:13 pm
Minor Times
2:04 am 3:04 am
2:30 pm 3:30 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/22/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:32 am
Sets: 6:52 pm
Length of Day:
11:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:32 pm
Sets: 3:32 am
Major Times
8:36 am 10:36 am
9:02 pm 11:02 pm
Minor Times
2:53 am- 3:53 am
3:19 pm-4:19 pm
Prediction
Stay Home
10/23/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:32 am
Sets: 6:51 pm
Length of Day:


11:19:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:06 pm
Sets: 4:35 am
Major Times
9:24 am- 11:24 am
9:50 pm 11:50 pm
Minor Times
3:41 am 4:41 am
4:07 pm 5:07 pm
Prediction
Think About Going
10/24/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:33 am
Sets: 6:50 pm
Length of Day:
11:17:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:42 pm '
Sets: 5:41 am
Major Times
10:15 am 12:15 pm
10:41 pm- 12:41 am
Minor Times
4:32 am 5:32 am
4:58 pm 5:58 pm
Prediction
Think About Going


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also includes a four-lane front-
age road parallel to U.S. 17 (see
related story).
Father-son developers Frank
and Todd Menke, along with
local planner Don Chancey and
Brian Canin and Sheryl Bower
of the Orlando-based firm
Canin and Associates, trans-
portation engineer Dr. D. Scot
Leftwich of Orlando, and
lawyer Reggie Bouthillier Jr. of
the Tallahassee-based firm
Greenberg Traurig specializing
in environmental and land
development took turns outlin-
ing the. environment-friendly
community or group of neigh-
borhoods they plan.--
They said over 60 percent of
county residents commute an
average of 45 minutes to
employment in surrounding
counties and propose 10,000
jobs within their project area to
bring those commuters home.
Its diversity will include two
regional employment centers or
industry along U.S. 17 at the


north and south ends of the
development. There will be'
entertainment, shopping, rest-
aurants and commercial areas in
addition to three or four "neigh-
borhoods," each able to be dis-
tinct and offer home-town
friendliness for its residents.
Each will have its own park and
neighborhood center.
Houses will be a mix of af-
fordable higher quality homes,
some built in the adjacent facto-
ries giving faster delivery and
construction, and some tradi-
tional-built homes.
Architecture will vary from
the two-story American farm-
houiise style to coastal cottages,
craftsman homes, low country
and Victorian.
The system-built homes will
more quickly develop some of
the communities, which will
include a blend of churches, pri-
vate and public schools, health
clinics, retail and entertainment,
and designed villae oof .vhich
the first will -be--an 18-hole


A FEW FEET.FROM HEAVEN
I have noticed that when the moon comes up over the ocean, it
can be the palest sliver of light against the black sky but it will cast
a brilliant reflection on the water, cutting a wedge of luminescence
that demands to be stared at until the moon reaches a higher point
and the reflection wanes.
It's one of the magic things about the ocean ... a compelling
force that cannot be ignored.. cannot be denied.
My daughters and I go to the beach in the evening and stay
until dark, and then go home. Saturday evening, at the normal time
to leave, I began wading toward the shore but Jillian stopped me.
"You promised to stay until after dark," she reminded me.





BUSINESS
Continued From 1A


land between these large devel-
opments.
According to projections, the
Vandolah Rural Center will
need to build out to 1.04 million
gallon capacity for its
water/wastewater plant. The
sprayfield will not be needed as
water will be recycled for lawn
and other irrigation. It presently
has 20,000 gallons of waste-
water capacity and none for
water use.
Based on costs for an ongo-
ing expansion at the Wauchula
Hills plant, it is estimated that
increasing wastewater capacity,
and adding water capacity at the.
-Vandolah 'plant would cost'
about $9 per gallon or $13.5
million for wastewater, $9 mift
lion for water and another $9
million for reclaimed water
storage, a total of $31.5 million
over the next 15-25 years.
The total would require about
20 acres, 15 for the 360,000 per
day on the wastewater plant and
five acres for the combined.
500,000 gallon water treatment.
plant and storage and 360,000-
gallon reclaimed water plant.
Costs would be met from a
variety of sources: state appro-
priation, grants, and proportion-
ate share development agree-
ments. User fees would help
with maintenance and operating
costs. No ad valorem (property
taxes) would be needed.
DCA rules require that coun-
ties be able to fund growth and


infrastructure outlined in the
Capital Improvement projects
in their Comprehensive Land
Use Plans within three years.
Long-term growth plans can be
based on intangibles, such as
.receiving grants and future
capacity fees.
Staszko suggested that the
county would have to increase
its Equivalent Residential Unit
on wastewater from the current
$250 set artificially low as an
incentive to the more neces-
sary $3,500, and establishing a
potable water capacity fee of
$$1,500 per ERU. As much as
possible new growth should pay
for itself,'said,Staszko..
,-Like the landfill, there should
be. an account set apart .for
expansion, maintenance and
operation and these, monies
should not be mixed with others
in the county budget, said
Commissioner Minor Bryant..
"The county wants to grow,
but it should be smart growth,"
he said, as the other commis-
sioners agreed, commenting on
the sprawl growth allowed in
other areas which has caused
such growth restrictions from
DCA.
At the Wauchula Hills plant.
there already are plans for large
user agreements are in place oi
under negotiation to provide the
wastewater/water capacity to
mobile home parks up and
down the U.S. 17 corridor.


Audubon-certified golf-course
community.
Oaks already on the property,
or those planted, will line
streets and there will be a paseo
(boardwalk through forested
areas) and nature trails with
environment view stations con-
necting the three or four neigh-
borhoods and the shopping and
entertainment areas, reducing
dependency on automobiles.
"The urban design enhanced
by walkable communities will
be energy conserving and pro-
vide water-wise landscaping."
There will be 625,000 square
feet of retail space and 2.5 mil-
lion square feet of office space.
The large and small shops and
entertainment will draw visitors
from as far as Tampa, Fort
Myers or Orlando while provid-
ing jobs for county residents.
Neighborhood electric vehi-
cles, golf carts, transit shuttles
and the higher density corridor
adjacent to U.S. 17 will
enhance the connectivity in the


live, work and play on-site
community."
Whether retirees, semi-
retired, young couples or fami-
lies, the residents will be in
"street-lined communities with
parks designed to only get bet-
ter over time, whether living
there one year or 10," said
Canin.
Using Charlie Creek as a nat-
ural habitat and protecting ani-
mal and bird populations will
merge with the neighborhoods
with lots of water. "With a well-
planned transit system, it will
be a mixture like Sun City,
Hyde Park or Celebration?"
asked Commissioner Gordon
Norris.
"That's what builds value and
is good for the tax base,"
replied Canin. "That will be
good, now much of the sales tax
goes out of the county," com-
mented Commissioner Minor
Bryant as they proceeded to dis-
-cussion'of the U.$. 17 plan.


Over thb last hour we had been buffeted by waves, and pulled
on relentlessly by a hint of a rip tide. I was exhausted from trying
to keep my balance.
"Jillian, I'm beat," I complained.
"But you have to stay and see the sparkles. Remember I told
you when Karli and I were here the other night, that we saw
sparkles in the water?"
It seems to me that I read somewhere about this phenomena;
tiny little flickers of light that ride in the waves at night. I have read
about it, but never experienced it. Now Jillian was bound and deter-
mined to see to it that I did.
"I can see it another night," I said.
"That's what you said last night."
"Well, I'm saying it again tonight!"
She went silent, that deadly kind of silence that pays, "You
have disappointed me grievously, and I don't know how I'll ever
forgive you." This type of silence, like the moonlight wedge on the
water, cannot be ignored ... cannot be denied.
"All right," I said with a sigh.
"Yea!" she declared as I waded back into the water, "just kneel
down beside me and watch."
She waved her hands back and forth under the water, and then
grunted in disappointment.
"Where are they? I hope it wasn't just a one-time thing!"
She splashed some more and squinted. I managed to maintain
my balance and my patience, and it. finally dawned on me that
Jillian wasn't interested in seeing the sparkles in the water, she was
interested in me seeing them. It occurred to me that it was impor-
tant to her to share this with me, as I had shared countless amazing
things with her over the years just to see her reaction, to relive and
i enjoy it through her eyes.
"Maybe if we move out where the water is calmer," I suggest-
ed somewhat reluctantly.
Rejuvenated by my sudden interest, she grabbed me by the
hand and literally dragged me until we reached the point where the
waves were just beginning to crest.
"I saw one!" she cried. "Did you see it?"
"I... I think so." I had seen something, just a tiny glint in the
darkness, but it could have been a fragment of moonlight on a rip-
ple.
"Farther!" she demanded, and grabbed my hand again. Then,
suddenly, I stopped and stared at Jillian's shirt.
"I think I see something," I whispered.
Were my eyes playing tricks on me? Or were there really tiny
little stars stuck to her sleeves? They were winking out so quickly,
I wasn't sure if I .was actually seeing them or not. Jillian whooped
with victory when she saw them.
"You haven't seen anything, watch this!" she replied enthusi-
astically.
She' was wearing a dark T-shirt and, using the tail, she dipped
up a generous amount of water that was filled with what appeared
* to be tiny fireflies. I gasped aloud as I gazed at the twinkling lights
against the. dark fabric. It was as though she was holding the night
t sky in the tdil of her T-shirt.
"Look at them all," I breathed, "It's like being only a few feet
, froth Heaven!"
"I told y6u! I was.so afraid that you wouldn't get to see them!"
Herjoy.at havingrshared this with me was almost overwhelm-


We explored the greenish-white glow around our hands and
feet as we moved through the water and filled our T-shirt tails over
and over, watching the tiny lights wink on and off.
I had read about this phenomenon but never experienced it.
Jillian, in her stubbornness, had now seen to it that I had. Thank
goodness that her stubborn streak is what it is: # force that cannot
be ignored. . and cannot be denied.


Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
-Jean Cocteau


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Letter To The Editor

Obituaries Hardee County Woman Describes
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WANDA B. HIXSON
Wanda B. Hixson, 85, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, Octo-
ber 9, 2007.
Born June 19, 1922 in Rose
Hill, Iowa, she moved to
Wauchula in 1989 from What
Cheer, Iowa. She was a retired
accountant and attended the
Zolfo Springs United Methodist
Church.
She is survived by her spouse
of 64 years Vernon C. Hixson of
Wauchula; one daughter, Donna
Hixson of Blairstown, Iowa;
one son, Kenneth N. Hixson of
Norcross, Ga.; sister Nadine
Roland of What Cheer, Iowa;
two brothers Aubrey Wymore
of Sacramento, Calif., Bob
Wymore of Oskaloosa, Iowa,
and D. Neil Wymore of Phoen-
ix, Ariz.; four grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the American
Cancer Society, 1100 Ireland
Way, Suite 300, Birmingham,
AL 35205.
Kicliter Funeral Home
Palmetto


EMILY VALERIA RIOS
Emily Valeria Rios, 2 days
old, died Friday, October 12,
2007 in Arcadia.
She is survived by her par-
ents, Maria and Emilio Rios of
Zolfo Springs; sisters, Gabriela
and Vanessa of Zolfo Springs;
and grandparents, Esteban and
Alejandrina Rios of Mexico.
Visitation was held at 2 p.m.
on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Robarts
Garden Chapel, followed by
graveside services at Wauchula
Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula









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WESLEY L. TATUM
Wesley L. Tatum, of Wau-
chula, died Saturday, October
13, 2007, at home.
He was a citrus harvester.
He is survived by his wife
of 48 years Alma; two daugh-
ters, Alma Jean "A.J."
Hunnicutt and her husband
Wayne of Hudson, and
Catherine Carlton and hus-
band Daniel of Zolfo
Springs; one son, Wesley L.
Tatum Jr. of Wauchula; three
grandsons, Dustin Jones of
Guam, and Garrett and
Graham Wilkerson of
Hudson; four sisters, Erlene
Clark of Highlands City,
Bessie Kelly of Praitt-ville,
Ala., Jessie Kelley of
Tuskaloosa, Ala., and Thelma
Costello; and one brother, Art
Tatum of Roanke Rapids,
N.C.
Visitation was on Tuesday,
Oct. 16, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Services were on Wednesday '
at the Brant Funeral Chapel
at 2:30 p.m. with burial to
follow in Corinth Cemetery.

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NIRAM CLYDE
ALBRITTON
Niram Clyde Albritton, 76,
of Crystal River, died Tuesday,
October 9, 2007 at Citrus
Memorial Hospital in Inver-
ness.
Born July 29, 1931, in
Wauchula to Guy W. and Susie
Albritton, he moved to Crystal
River 11 years ago from Sam-
son, Ala.
He was a former police offi-
cer in Fort Meade and Mul-
berry. He was a retired boiler-
maker and member of local
Union 443 in Tampa. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, having
served in the Korean War. He
was a member of Masonic
Lodge 17 F&AM, Wauchula
and a member of the Wauchula
Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of
52 years Sally Albritton of
Crystal River; son Donald
Clyde Albritton of Beverly
Hills; daughter Carol Elizabeth
Wheeler of Orlando; three
brothers, John Albert Albritton
and wife Jerrie of Lawrence-
burg, Tenn., Guy W. "Pete"
Albritton Jr. and wife Dorice of
Arcadia; and Danny .Albritton
and wife Dottie of Crystal
River; sister Barbara Mott of
Fort Meade; and seven grand-
children.
Visitation was Thursday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
vices were at 11 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 12, from Fountains Memo-
rial Park Cemetery Mausoleum
of Homosassa with Ronnie
Mincey officiating.
Strickland Funeral Home
Crystal River


WESLEY L. TATUM
Wesley L. Tatum, of Wau-
chula, died Saturday, October
13, 2007, at home.
He was a citrus harvester.
He is survived by his wife of,
48 years Alma; two daughters,
Alma Jean "A.J." Hunnicutt
and her husband Wayne of
Hudson, and Catherine Carlton
and husband Daniel of Zolfo
Springs; one son, Wesley L.
Tatum Jr. of Wauchula; three
grandsons, JDustin Jones of
Guam- and (Srrett and Graham
Wilkerson of Hudson; four sis-
ters, Erlene Clark of Highlands
City, Bessie Kelly of Praitt-
ville, Ala., Jessie Kelley of
Tuskaloosa, Ala., and Thelma
Costello; and one brother, Art
Tatum of Roanke Rapids, N.C.
Visitation was on Tuesday,
Oct. 16, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Services were on Wednesday at
the Brant Funeral Chapel at
2:30 p.m. with burial to follow
in Corinth Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


W.D. McINNIS
W.D. McInnis, of Wauchula,
died Sunday, October 14, 2007,
at home.
Moving to Fort Myers with
his family in the 1950s, he was
a freight agent for the Seaboard
Coastline Railroad.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Sara Beal McInnis
and; parents W.D. McInnis Sr.
and Cora Alberta Southerland.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Sarah Jo McInnis of
Wauchula; sister-in-law, Norma
McInnis of Brandon; and broth-
er-in-law, Max Paulling of
Camden, S.C.
Visitation will be from 1:30
to 3 p.m. today (Thursday) at
the Brant Funeral Chapel.
Graveside services will be held
at 3:30 p.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery.
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Dear Editor:
First I would like to say
hello. I have been away from
Hardee County for awhile now.
I have struggled with the idea
of my sentencing throughout
my incarceration. I feel the need
to write this letter, and it has
been inspired.
I will start by saying I was a
former Hardee County citizen
- a daughter, sister, wife,
mother, and grandmother with
the means of supporting my
family and myself.
Now I reside at Tallahassee
Federal Correctional Institution
For Women. This is where I
have been for 29 months of a
five-year sentence, thanks to an
addiction that led to trafficking
in methamphetamine.
"This is the way it begins and
ends." It can happen so fast.
Over the years I have
watched so many people that I
care for fall into the hands of
the devil, subsequent, to the use'
of a single substance that totally
destroys one's life and exis-
tence, including my own.
I was tired of being an addict.
The addiction was so out of
control that I could not let go.
This is the way that meth works
once you become a user.
I assume that some of my
previous "friends" feel the
same way.
I lost a lot my freedom,
my home, decent upstanding
friends, and I hurt my family
dearly.
When we are using, "nothing
matters." No respect, no consid-
eration, especially for the ones
who "truly" love us. The ones
we .choose to hang out with
really seem to care about us,
until you come to a place like
this and you are not a part of the
"party" anymore.
I am blessed and when I say
this I sincerely mean it. I am
clean and free on the inside.
Yes, I am behind the barbed
wire fences, but I am free from
the life of addiction.
I can honestly thank God for
bringing it all to an end. He
knew this was the only way for
me to get back on the right path.
Galatians 5:1 tells us, "Stand
fast therefore in the liberty
wherewith Christ has made us
free, and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage."
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the power of sin except through
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W.D. McI NNIS
W.D. Mclnnis, of Wau-
chula, died Sunday, October
14, 2007, at home.
Moving to Fort Myers
with his family in the 1950s,
he was a freight agent for the
Seaboard Coastline Railroad.
He loved his profession, his
church and his family, but
most of all, he loved his Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ, who
made his homegoing a
blessed and peaceful time.
He was the son of the late
W.D. Mclnnis Sr. and Cora
Alberta Southerland, and
widower of Sara Beal
Mclnnis.
He is survived by his
daughter, Sarah Jo Mclnnis
of Wauchula; sister-in-law,
Norma Mclnnis of Brandon;
and brother-in-law, Max
Paulling of Camden, S.C.
Visitation will be from


1:30 to 3 p.m. today (Thurs-
day) at the Brant Funeral
Chapel. Graveside services
will be held at 3:30 p.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery.

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ence within. So now this is
where I feel the need to humble
myself and say that I have hurt
some very good people and
made some unhealthy choices
and serious mistakes.
For this my heart has been
heavily burdened, and I am ask-
ing for forgiveness for the sins I
have committed. Please accept
my apologies.
This is for the "one" who I
truly loved, trusted and
believed in. It is for'the "one"
who betrayed me. I want to say
I forgive you and for the best
part you placed me right where
I needed to be.
When you ask for the grace
of God He knows just how to
work it all out and place you
where He needs you to be.
While being incarcerated I
have received The Herald-
Advocate on a weekly basis,
and I have watched many
names appear and reappear for
basically the same offense in
the time I have been sentenced.
I was a first-time offender
and went straight to prison.'
When I spoke about the grace
of God earlier in this letter, this
was an honor in more ways than
anyone can imagine.
Once you are at that road to
,destruction you keep digging
yourself deeper and deeper.
From this point you lose your
pride, your dignity and all con-
cepts of any morals that were
instilled in you.
Being an addict you feel
there is no way out. You are
trapped in a war within your-
self. Steadily you lose. This
leads to feelings of uselessness.
and finally giving up.
God placed me in this facili-
ty, removed me from these cir-
cumstances and helped me out
of the trap. He kept me from
more disgrace and humiliation.
My heart aches because I have
acknowledged so many who
continue to destroy their lives
along with their families, too,
for the love of the addiction.
"They are trapped."
God provided a place of
recovery for me. He provided
this place to free me from my
addiction. This place has given
me the means to achjeye knowl-
edge, wisdom, iin|rsftnding,
finally the"skills I tIve needed
to live a clean and sober life -
to change.
It starts by wanting change.
Change is a process, not an






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immediate event and for the
addict it has to start somewhere.
By now some of you may
have figured out who I am. It is
really no secret because I want
everyone to know who wrote
this letter.
I am not ashamed of where I
have been. I was more ashamed
of seeing my photo on the front
page of The Herald-Advocate
when I was busted, and to see
the way I looked from the use of
meth.
I would like to inform you,
especially the ladies, prison is
no place to be, especially feder-
al (whoever made the remark
federal is the way to go). Just
don't believe everything you
hear.
It was mentioned to me
before coming to prison that it
is a "black hole," once you slip
into it there is no getting out of
it. It is hard, and this is no joke.
I have experienced a lot and
seen a lot, too.
Prison can be a lonely "Hell,"
but this place referred to as
"that black hole" has proved o
be my "light of life."
I would like to say to the
ones I was closest to, that you
are headed down a dead-end
street. You need to find a detour,
remove the roadblocks and get
on the path that will bring you
back to reality and a life of eter-
nity.
As I close I would like to say
that I have got a truly amazing
mother and a loving family.
Their love and support has
helped remind me of what I am
really worth. I want to thank
them for forgiving me of my
behavior and my irresponsible
actions.
When my sentence comes to
an end and I leave the halfway
house, I will be returning to
Wauchula, with my family. I
hope to have the chance to be
accepted back into the commu-
nity regardless of my past.
I will be leaving this place a
better woman than when I got
here. I know it will take time to
be accepted and to prove
myself.
"I might have done the things
they say I did, but I am no long-
er the woman they said I was."
Sincerely apologetic
and concerned,
Connie Vickers
Talahassee
P.S. One good reason for
doing right today is tomorrow.


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EMILY VALERIA
RIOS
Emily Valeria Rios, 2 days
old, died Friday, October 12,
2007 in Arcadia.
She is survived by her par-
ents, Maria and Emilio Rios
of Zolfo Springs; sisters,
Gabriela and Vanessa of
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Most localities recorded no measurable rain for the week of
Oct. 8 14. Only some Atlantic coast areas reported significant
rainfall ranging from a little over a tenth inch at Ft. Pierce, to near-
ly three-fourths inch in Miami. West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and
Daytona Beach also recorded, respectively, from a quarter to
almost a half inch of-rain for the week.
Daily temperatures averaged two to four degrees above nor-
mal. Most daytime highs were in the 80s with Tampa daily highs
averaging 90 for the week. Nighttime lows were mostly in the 60s
and 70s. Several northern and central Peninsula stations recorded
at least one low in the 50s and several Panhandle localities report-
ed at least one low in the 40s. The dry weather increased the dan-
ger of wildfire in most areas, especially in some Panhandle and Big
Bend localities.
FIELD CROPS
The dry weather allowed peanut and cotton harvesting to
progress in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula. The recent
ample rains improved late plantings of peanuts with condition
improving from last week. Statewide, peanut condition was rated 1
percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 40 percent good,
and 10 percent excellent. Santa Rosa County: The peanut crop is
fair to good with digging still active. The cotton crop is very light
with yields running 400 to 600 pounds per acre. Jefferson County:
Peanut digging was slow due to late plantings and variable nut
maturities. Hay cutting and baling were active with a very short
crop expected. The pecan crop was reported as heavier than normal
with some limb breakage due to recent storms. Washington
County: Field crops were significantly pressured by worm infesta-
tions. Soybeans have the worst levels of white flies recorded in
many years. DeSoto County: Fall armyworm infestations were
very high in hay fields. Hendry County: Armyworms were affect-
ing crops in many locations. Recent, ample rainfall caused soil
moisture supplies to increase. Soil moisture in the Panhandle was
rated short to adequate, while soil moisture in the Big Bend area
was rated mostly very short. Elsewhere, soil moisture was rated
mostly adequate. Counties reporting spots of very short soil mois-
ture included Santa Rosa, Washington, Jefferson, Suwannee, Lake,


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended Oct. 11, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 13,105 com-
pared to 13,149 last week and 14,452 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady, feeder
steers and heifers were 1.00 to 3.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 125.00-185.00
300-400 lbs., 108.00-140.00; and
400-500 lbs., 96.00-123.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-146.00;
300-400 lbs., 96.00-115.00; and
400-500 lbs., 85.00-108.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percerft, 42.00-
47.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-
62.00.


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Brevard, and De Soto. Counties reporting areas with surplus soil
moisture included Jackson, Baker, Marion, Hillsborough, Brevard,
and Hendry.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last ..ast This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 10 12 34 13 13 30
Short 20 25 44 20 25 59
Adequate 66 51 22 66 60 11
Surplus 4 9 0 1 2 0
VEGETABLES
The dry conditions allowed ground preparations and planting
to stay very active. In St. Johns County, fall cabbage planting was
progressing as fields dried out from earlier storms. In Hillsborough
County, strawberry transplanting was active with progress 50 to 75
percent complete. In Hendry County, the cooler, drier weather
favored vegetable crop growth and development with armyworms
affecting some crops. Okra harvesting continued in Dade County.
Very light amounts of tomatoes were picked in the Quincy area and'
a very light supply of cucumbers was harvested in a few central and
southern Peninsula localities. Snap bean, eggplant, pepper and
squash harvesting was also getting underway. In Washington
County, vegetable crops were being negatively impacted by the
highest levels of white flies recorded in many years with fall crop
yield potentials greatly reduced.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In Lake County, cattle and pasture were looking good.
Armyworms were affecting pastures in many locations in Lake,
DeSoto, and Hendry counties. In Santa Rosa County, soils were too
dry to plant winter pastures. In the Big Bend area, pastures were
rated mostly fair; elsewhere, pastures were rated mostly good.
Statewide, cattle condition was rated mostly good. In the
Panhandle and central Peninsula, cattle condition was rated fair to
good. In the Big Bend area, cattle condition was rated fair. In the
southern Peninsula, cattle condition was rated mostly good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 1 1 0
Poor 3 9 9, 15
Fair 26 35 20 30
Good 60 45 65 45
Excellent 10 10 5 10
CITRUS
No significant rainfall was reported in the citrus region for the
week. Ft. Pierce and Lake Alfred recorded only one-tenth of an
inch of rain. Average daily highs were in the high 80s to lower 90s.
Growers were still irrigating as needed, since yearly amounts of
rainfall have remained well below average and afternoon tempera-
tures were mostly warm. Trees were generally in good condition in
well-cared-for groves; fruit sets were being reported as above aver-
age. Fruit sizes on oranges were less than baseball size. Grapefruit
were running slightly larger with some increased growth observed
as a result of rains earlier this month. Limited activity in the groves
included fertilizing, mowing middles, cleaning groves, and getting
ready for harvest. Most owners were dealing with greening as
needed. Fifteen packinghouses have opened and began running
fruit along with one processing plant. Two more packinghouses
intend on opening in the next two weeks. Harvest has begun on
Fallglo tangerines, Ambersweet and Navel oranges, and grapefruit.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Sep30 J Oct07 I Oct14
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 12 41 53
Ambersweet oranges 19 20 19
Grapefruit 23 29 57
Fallglo tangerines 16 49 99


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CITRUS
Continued From 1A


5.-1 percent. These large num-
hers had been met with shock
and concern from local grow-
ers. \\ho disagreed with the pri-
natc predictions. The predic-
tiois flom private companies
and the USDA influence the
prices growers are offered for
their In uit and could leave some
groM\\ s with prices below their
cost of production.
Barhara Carlton, executive
director of Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association,
says growers will need higher
prices to contend with' rising
costs. many associated with
increasing disease pressure.
"The number one concern of
growers today is Greening,
which is increasing production
cosrt e\er higher." Greening is
the ieiwest exotic disease to
threaten the Florida citrus
industry and is thought to be
widespread. Yet, growers are
confident citrus will remain a
dominate crop for Florida, said
Carlton.
Association Director Kenny
Sanders remains bullish on the
industry feeling the predicted
increase, while lowering last
year's prices could still mean
profits to the grower when mul-
tiplied with the production. He
adds, "Grove property has held
its value, in some cases shown
increased value and is still the
best way to invest in your
future."
Sanders said Oct. 16 orange
prices were $1.50 a pound
solids for earlies and mids and
$1.65 for Valencias, with no
rise.
The USDA also announced
their estimate of the 2007-08
grapefruit crop, which totals 25
million boxes. This number is
comprised of 9 million boxes of
white grapefruit and 16 million
boxes of colored grapefruit.
Florida's grapefruit crop this
past year was 27.2 million
boxes.
Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association hosted the
breakfast featuring the an-
nouncemients. Approximately
75 growers enjoyed breakfast at
Joe Davis' barn in Wauchula.
Joe L. Davis Inc. Realtors spon-
sored the Hardee County break-
fast for the 11th year.
Growers tested their knowl-
edge of the industry by submit-
ting their "guesstimate" of the
USDA's total orange crop. John


Paul Maddox Groves Partner-
ship won the "guesstimate"
contest, receiving a $100 Visa
gift card provided by Mary
Gonter of Raymond James &
Associates.
Growers who could nor
attend the breakfast could hear
the numbers from the Southeast
AgNet broadcast on WZZS--
106.9, the Bull.
The USDA reported Oct. 12
some Florida orange trees have
50 percent more oranges than
last year. The number of orange
trees in Florida was estimated at
59.6 million, down 6.4 percent
from 2006. About 1.6 million
trees are to be removed over a
two-county area in Florida for a
proposed reservoir.


J.A. Clark, president c-,
Florida Citrus Mutual, said,
"The estimate is very positive.
Every Florida citrus grower
should have a smile on his face.
Elizabeth Steiger had estimated
i98 million boxes, and Dreyfus
had estimated 180 million
boxes. It's as good a number as
we could have hoped for. The
198 million boxes would have
been a disaster. The USDA esti-
mate of 168 million boxes
should be profitable for Florida
growers."
Mark Manuel, a local citrus
grower and buyer, said the
USDA estimate "should help at
a retail level to avoid price
increases for orange juice in the
stores" this coming year.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Discussing orange estimate were J.A. Clark, president of
Florida Citrus Mutual, (left) and Ben Albritton, chairman
of the Florida Citrus Commission. They live in Wauchula.


,. \ ME

J.A. Clark visits with Keith Davis of Florida Fertilizer
Company. Recent increases in ingredients have pushed
theprice of balanced citrus fertilizer to about $300 a ton.


From left are citrus growers Kenny Sanders of Wauchula, John Paul of LaBelle, and
Bobby Krause.


Preparing and serving breakfast was the Green Acres 4-H Club. In front row are Anna
Erekson, Abby Erekson and Ruth Erekson. In back row are Chelsea Sargent, Naomi
Erekson, Kaylee Brummett, Catherine Polk, Jessica Deese and Joshua Sargent.


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October 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Featured Creature


Expert: 'Manatees not on





the brink of extinction'


"Manatees are not on the
brink of extinction," said Dr.
John Reynolds, chairman of the
U.S. Marine Mammal Com-
mission and senior scientist at
Mote Marine Lab at Sarasota.
"As long as we are vigilant
about identifying and control-
ling future threats to the species,
manatees will be with us for a
very long time."
Experts have run computer
models, considering major fac-
tors that might affect manatees,
and all of them suggested mana-
tees will still be around 100
years from now although there
may be a long-term population
decline and a shift in distribu-
tion.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) scientists say manatees
rank among the most researched
and well-studied marine mam-
mals in the world. The manatee
conservation effort is a case
study in endangered species
public policy and is chronicled
in books, technical journals and
popular news media.
Manatees no longer meet
any of the requirements for
listing as an endangered species
at the state level, but they do
qualify for listing as a threat-
ened species. Both endangered
and threatened species receive
all the protections necessary to
nudge them away from the gap-
ing jaws of extinction.
Later in September, the FWC
will consider final action on a


proposal to reclassify manatees
as threatened. That prospect has
raised objections from people
who believe manatees should
stay on the endangered species
list, even though they don't
qualify for it.
"That wouldn't make any
sense," said Dr. Elsa Haubold,
one of the FWC's biologists. "If
we didn't classify species in the
categories where they belong,
there would be no point in clas-
sifying them at all."
"The FWC has drafted a
management plan that lays out
protection measures and actions
the state and its partners can do
to secure the manatee popula-
tion for generations to come and
ultimately to the point where the
agency can remove manatees
from the imperiled species list
entirely."
Meanwhile, the FWC's Fish
and Wildlife Research Institute's
(FWRI) scientists are looking at
manatee mortality and rescue,
condition of the population, the
animals' behavior and human
activities that affect their behav-
ior and habitat.
Current projects include:
* Manatee mortality and res-
cue FWRI staff members
at five coastal field stations
work with law enforcement,
volunteers and other agen-
cies to retrieve carcasses and
rescue distressed animals..
Researchers examine
carcasses at FWC's lab in
St. Petersburg to determine


An. adult female manatee nurses her two calves in Florida waters. (FWC file, Photo by Pat Rose)


cause of death and gather
other information.
* Manatee population monitor-
ing and assessment Scien-
tists use a variety of methods
to monitor the current and
future status of manatees,
including manatee counts at
winter gathering sites and
estimating survival, popula-
tion growth and reproductive
rates.
* Behavioral Ecology Re-
search on manatee use of
Florida's coastal habitats is


essential to understanding
the resources the animals
need to recover and sustain
a healthy population. By
tracking the movements of
individual manatees, FWRI
biologists collect valuable
information about manatee
seasonal and daily move-
ment patterns, migratory
behavior and habitat needs.
Researchers fit manatees
with satellite-linked trans-
mitters to keep track of
where they go -in winter.


* Human Dimensions -
Human-dimension work
aims to asses and character-
ize human influences on the
landscape such as vessel
traffic patterns and boater
behaviors including com-
pliance with regulations.
Combining our understand-
ing of manatee distributions
and vessel traffic patterns
helps to evaluate areas where
manatees may be more at
risk of interactions with
watercraft.


What do you know...true or false?
A manatee can't turn its
head, so it has to turn its
whole body. T orF
Scientists can tell how old a
manatee is by counting the
annual growth rings on its,
ear bones. T or F
The bones in a manatee's
flipper are similar to the
boncs in a human hand.
The scars on manatees' backs T or F
result from collisions with T or F
watercraft. (FWCphoto) There are three or four
nails at the end of a
manatee's flipper. T or F
* The manatee population of Manatees have a total 130
an roughly 3,000 animals feet of small and large
is growing or stable in most intestines. T or F-
parts of Florida. T or F Most, but not all, manatees
* Manatees are protected return to the same winter
by state and federal laws. sites every year. T or F
T or F A manatee can hold its
* A 1,000-pound manatee breath for up to 20 minutes.
can eat 100 150 pounds of T or F


vegetation per day. T or F
* Manatees chew at the rate
- of two chews per second.
Tor F


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State, federal and local law
enforcement officers man the
front lines in the battle to pro-
tect manatees from threats posed
by people.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
S (FWC's) officers alone devoted
.more than 50,000 hours in 2006
to ensuring the safety and ,
welfare of the state's beloved
"sea cows." They work in
conjunction with local or federal
officers when patrolling manatee
protected areas.
A difficult aspect of enforc-
ing manatee protection regula-
tions is dealing with the natural
attraction the gentle, slow-mov-
ing animals provide for curious
swimmers. Human contact with
manatees upsets the natural
environment of the animal, ac-
cording to several studies, and
lawmen work to separate.mana-
tees from well-meaning visitors
in manatee areas.
Conservation officials also
offer general education pro-
grams, rescue injured animals,
and recover carcasses.


FWC workers capture an adult manatee for a quick health checkup and immediate
release back into the wild. (FWC photo)
They encourage boaters to can help scientists leam more
report collisions with manatees. about the kinds of boats and
Those reports may increase the motors, and the circumstances
chance of an injured animal's causing the most problems for
rescue and eventual return to its manatees.
natural habitat. In addition, they


What is a manatee?
The Florida manatee is a large brown-gray marine mammal, shaped sort of like a walrus. It has
two flippers for forelimbs and a broad, rounded tail. Although manatees can grow up to 13 feet long
and weigh 3,000 pounds, average adults fall between 800 and 1,200 pounds and are about 8-10
feet long. Their skin is thick and finely wrinkled with sparse hair seen from head to tail. Stiff whiskers
bristle around the mouth.
Manatees, often called sea cows, browse on aquatic plants along the Florida Atlantic and Gulf
coasts and in shallow, slow moving coastal rivers, estuaries, bays and canals. Occasionally, mana-
,tees range as far north as Virginia and as far west as Louisiana during the warm season, but when
water temperatures fall below 68 degrees, they 'eturn to warm waters in Florida.
Females mature sexually at age 3-5 years and bear one or two calves every two to three years
after they reach age 6. Males mature as early as age 2 or 3.
Manatees can live 60 years.


How you can help protect manatees


The best ways to help mana-
tees stay on the road to recovery
are to abide by boating rules,
volunteer time to educate others
about manatees and contribute
to organizations who administer
mimagement, educational and
research programs.
The easiest way to contribute
money is to purchase a Save the
Manatee license plate. A manatee


P FLORIDA *


license plate, costs $20 more
than a standard license plate, but
they're pretty and the money
helps fund these programs:
* Rescue of sick or injured
manatees
*. Research on the manatee's
ecology and travel patterns
* Manatee necropsy (research
on why a manatee died)
* Distribution of educational
materials
* Protection of sea grass and
manatee habitat
Last fiscal year, manatee li-
cense plate sales generated S1,39
million for these programs.
People who prefer another


type of license plate or would
rather contribute directly to
these programs can send a
tax-deductible donation to the
Save the Manatee Trust Fund at
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Imperiled Species
Management, 620 S. Meridian
St, Mail Box 6A. Tallahassee,
FL 32399-1600.
Have questions? Visit My-
FWC.com.

To report a dead or
injured manatee, call
1-888-404-FWCC


Manatee

management

plan will be a.

first for Florida

If the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission adopts the proposed
manatee management plan in
September it will be a first for
Florida.
When Florida first classi-.
fled manatees as a threatened '
species in 1974 and later
changed them to endangered
status in 1979, the process a *-
didn't require a new manage-
ment plan. Also, it didn't
have a standardized evalua-
lion process for classifying
species.
That changed in 1999. The
current process requires that
anytime a species is added to,
or reclassified on the imper-
iled species list, scientists
must evaluate the change
under specific measurements
and must produce a manage-
ment plan for the species.
The process for the
pending reclassification of
manatees from endangered
to threatened started in
2001. FWC scientists and
other experts from outside
the agency examined all the
information they could gather
to determine if the change
was appropriate. The process
also involved gathering input
from the public and included
numerous revisions to the
proposed plan.
The final step is for the
FWC's seven Commissioners
to adopt the final draft of the'
new management plan. The
plan is available online at
MyFWC.com.
If Commissioners approve
the plan during their Sept. 12
meeting at St. Petersburg the
classification will change, and
for the first time, Florida will-,
have a roadmap of measur-
able goals for recovery of the
species.
The many tasks described
in the plan will require the
cooperation of many state
agencies, the federal govern-
ment, local governments and
the private sector.
The conservation goal
of this plan is to remove
the manatee from the state
imperiled species list and,ef-
fectively manage the popula-
tion in perpetuity throughout
Florida by securing habitat
and minimizing threats.


Make your own manatee


Here is an easy
activity for children to 1.
help them learn about fib
manatees. The cost of
materials is small, and
the kids will love the
creative exercise. 2.
Materials for one
manatee:
* 1 gray or black
knee-high stock- (
ing (manatee body 3,
case)
* A couple of hand-
fuls of fiber-fill
stuffing (as used 4.
with stuffed ani-
mals or pillows)
* 1 medium size
rubber band 5.
* 2 small rubber
bands
* 1 black felt tip Flipper
marker
* 1 piece of card-
board or poster
board cut in the
shape of a light
bulb (straight on
the bottom with
a bulbous round top-this
represents the manatee tail)
Directions:
1. Open the knee-high stock-
ing as you would if you were
going to put it on your foot.
2. Stuff the fiber-fill material
into the stocking until it looks
like a large sausage, leaving
about 3 inches unstuffed near
the knee-high opening.


Stuff
with
)er-fill material


Top

Excess
sock
Bottom -


3. Take the light bulb shaped
cutout and slide the straight
end into the fiber-fill inside the
stocking. This adds the tail to
the body of the manatee. The
round end is not covered with
any stuffing
4. Fold the extra stocking
material over and around the
tail cutout and secure it with the
medium size rubber band under-


Tail template
neath the base of the tail.
5. The toe seam of the stock-
ing is the manatee's mouth. Add
dots for eyes with the black
felt marker about an inch from
the mouth on either side of
the head. Add two small dots
between the eyes and the mouth
to represent the nostrils. These
dots should be closer together
than those of the eyes.
6. On the bottom of the
manatee about 3 inches from
the mouth. pinch out flippers
from the fiber-fill and secure the
flippers with the small rubber
bands.
Note to teachers: This is a
great activity for a class to do
when learning about Florida
wildlife. For more manatee edu-
cation materials, visit MyFWC.
comrn/manatees.


Law enforcement and motivated


public keys to manatee survival






8A The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2007


Q: Is fat-free salad dressing
the best choice?
A: Not necessarily: the best
type of dressing depends on
your individual calorie needs
and other food choices. Some
fat is needed for proper absorp-
tion of fat-soluble vitarnins and


phytochemicals, such as beta-
carotene and lycopene. Studies
show that about one tablespoon
of regular salad dressing pro-
vides enough fat. However, any
fat in other foods you are eating
at the same time will also help
absorb the fat-soluble nutrients.


Trial For Ex-Chief Delayed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The criminal trial of a former
police chief, which was to have
begun this Monday in Hardee
Circuit Court, has been post-
poned.
David William Scheid, 48,
who served as chief of police in
the town of Zolfo Springs in
2005, faces charges of official
misconduct, grand theft of a
firearm, tampering with a wit-
ness, fabricating evidence and
petit theft.
His case was to be tried
before a jury this week.
The prospective jury pool,
however, was told Scheid's
defense lawyer, Gil Colon Jr.,
was injured in an accident on
Sunday and would not be able
to proceed.
A lawyer from his Bartow
firm, Stacy McNellis, appeared
before the court to ask for a
continuance. McNellis told
County Judge Jeff J. McKib-
ben, presiding over the trial as
an acting circuit judge, and


spectators tnat Colon naa lraien
while roller-blading on Sunday,
fracturing four vertebrae. He
remains hospitalized at Lake-
land Regional Medical Center,
she said.
McKibben granted the post-
ponement.
Jurors were released.
The judge said later that he
had asked McNellis to person-
ally appear with the request. "I
felt the people who had taken
the time to come needed to be
able to see and hear all the
available information," McKib-
ben said of the jury pool.
Further, he told prospective
jurors that the two lawyers who
had been set to try the case
before them, Colon and Assis-
tant State Attorney Stephen
Houchin, were among the best.
But the trial will have to wait.
McKibben said Colon will be
at least four to six weeks in
recovery. A new trial date has
not been set, he said. A status
conference will be held in
November.


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So even if you use a fat-free
dressing, you will get enough
fat for nutrient absorption if you
have fat-containing ingredients
in the salad (cheese, nuts, egg
yolk) or eat other fat-containing
foods at the same meal (such as
chicken or meat). Fat-free.
dressings are usually substan-
tially lower in calories than the
equivalent full-fat version.
However, reduced-fat dressings
are usually almost as low in
calories as their fat-free coun-
terparts and some people may
prefer the taste. We each need to
identify the sources of fat and
excess calories we can comfort-
ably limit. When looking for
ways to cut fat, the sources
most important to limit are the
high-fat meats and dairy prod-
ucts that supply saturated fat
and the foods loaded with par-
tially hydrogenated oils that
supply most of our trans fat.
Q: Is exercise or diet the.
answer to get rid of flab around
the waist?
A: "Flab" that is due to sag-
ging, untoned muscles means
you need exercise to strengthen
the muscles in that area. Various
kinds of crunches (the im-
proved version of sit-ups)
strengthen the abdominal mus-
cles. On the other hand, you
cannot get rid of excess body
fat around the waist or any-
where else through "spot reduc-
ing" toning exercises. Extra
body fat means that you've
been eating more calories than
you burn. Look for two or three
places in your daily habits that
you can switch a high-calorie
drink to water or a high-calorie
food to a smaller portion, for
example. You can also boost the
amount you exercise. Many
people find that waistline "flab"
calls for both losing extra body
fat and toning muscles that have
gotten out of shape.
Q: I think that cancer must
really be an inherited disease.
I've eaten healthfully for years,
yet I got cancer anyway.
A: It's disheartening when
we do everything "right" to pre-
vent trouble and it happens any-
way. A healthy lifestyle can
reduce your risk, but it can't
offer total protection from can-
cer. Most of the genetic differ-
ences that research has identi-
fied so far related to cancer risk
seem to make some people
more susceptible to cancer
development. Perhaps if your
lifestyle weren't so healthy, you
would have developed cancer
even earlier in life. Studies
show that when migrants move,
changing their diet and
lifestyle, their risk of cancer
changes. If cancer were mainly
inherited that wouldn't happen.
There's no guarantee of pre-
venting all cancer, but the
American Institute for Cancer
Research reports that a healthy
lifestyle including tobacco
avoidance, regular exercise,
weight control and a balanced,
mostly plant-based diet -
allows us to significantly
improve our chances of staying
healthy.


Nutrition Notes


HOMECOMING
Continued From 1A
time to celebrate all the things
that this county has accom-
plished through the "Decades,"
and to look forward to a posi-
tive and bright future. Come


join Hardee Senior High as it
celebrates the past, present and
future this weekend at all the
Homecoming festivities.


Sophomore Sweetheart candidates this year are (from left) Jalyn Smith, Lindsay Moon
and Briana Aguila.


Junior Class Sweetheart hopefuls are (from left) Barbie Hinojosa, Katie Jernigan and
Bailey Knight.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Freshman Sweetheart candidates for this year's Homecoming Court are (from left)
Brittany Hines, Danielle Nicholson, Courtney Buckley and Daisha Blandin.


STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF CONSENT ORDER

.The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of agency action of
entering into a Consent Order (Order) with Florida Fence Post Company
(Respondent). The Order addresses corrective actions at a hazardous waste facility
located at the comer of State Road 64 West and State Road 663 Southwest4 Ona,
Florida. The Order is.available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 am. to 5:00 pam., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, 13Q51 Noxth
Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, 813-632-7600, and the
Department's Hazardous Waste Regulation Section, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS
4560, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850) 245-8766. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any decision of the Department with regard to the
subject Order have a right to petition for an administrative hearing on the Order.
The Petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed
(received) in the Department's Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, MS-35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 45 days of receipt of
this notice. A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the
District Office named above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition
within the 45 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an
administrative hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes
(F.S.)

The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name, address, and
telephone number of each petitioner;, the Department's identification number for the
Order and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located; (b) A
statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Order, (c) A
statement of bow each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Order,
(d) A statement of the material facts disputed by petitioner, if any; (e) A statement
of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of Order, (f) A
statement of which rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the Order, (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating
precisely the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the
Order.

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politics and there has to be a
steady stream of contact from
you (on the U.S. 17 widening).
They need contact from you,


not from the developer, but the
collective voice, the leadership
of Hardee County," said
Menke.


Sweetwater Estates developers plan a four-lane frontage road to parallel U.S. 17 from Sweetwater Road to Zolfo
Springs'to provide a route for their estimated 20,000 to 30,000 residents.


national transportation bill for sion was a variance to allow
Hardee County "to four-lane construction of a parallel or
U.S. 17 from DeSoto County to frontage road.
Zolfo Springs. "It's a way to get Another was toget DOT; to
your fair share of the tax dollars reassign its funds for adding a
you send to Washington," he passing lane on U.S. 17 south of
said. Zolfo Springs, and instead use
Just as important is the that money for the engineering
announcement at last week's and completion of the four-lan-
planning session of the Hardee ing.
County Commission. "Some of the disparity in
During the discussion of DOT dollars in Hardee and
Sweetwater Ranch Estates, the DeSoto boils down to mobiliza-
focus was on the U.S. 17 corri- tion of political priorities," said
dor. Dr. D. Scot Leftwich, of his Leftwich.
Orlando-based traffic and trans- "We just don't have that
portation consulting firm, de- political clout. They keep mov-
scribed how interest had devel- ing us out. Soon, it will be
oped on U.S. 17, which is not 2040, after we're gone, before
four-laned from Zolfo Springs they four-lane it," said Comn-
to the DeSoto County line. missioner Nick Timmerman.
Leftwich said developers had Reggie Bouthillier Jr., an
looked at the total land use and attorney with the Tallahassee-
generation of trips now for based environmental and land
commuters and travelers using development of Greenberg
U.S.) 17 daily to "move people Traurig and a lobbyist, said it is
and goods." critical "to work with the state
Although Hardee and IeSoto -and feds and get them to com-
counties are similar, Hardee's mit to getting more money for
population 27.2 thousand and you;"
DeSoto's 32.6. thousand, state Bouthillier .asked that the
funding: for U.S. 17 in DeSoto county adopt the parallel road
County has been $85.1 million concept into its Comprehensive
while there has been only $11.4 Land Use Plan as an added
million in Hardee County. evacuation route and relief to
"It's been inequitable for U.S. 17 traffic.
years; they keep moving it "Getting a parallel road vari-
(four-laning the rest of U. S. 17) ance isn't easy and your support
out on the work plan" agreed will help immensely. Are you
Commissioner Gordon Norris. agreeable with that?"
Based on current state De- "Yes, yes," replied Commis-
partment of Transportation sion Chairman Bobby Ray
(DOT) costs, the remaining Smith.
two-lane addition to U.S. 17 "If the private developer will
would cost about $57 million, step up to the plate and the
assuming the old railroad right county comes alongside, that
of way is used, said Leftwich. will help solve the funding and
More information on that may strategic planning," said Sweet-
be available when DOT pre- water developer Todd Menke.
sents its five-year plan to the Albritton said the discussion
commission at its Nov. 1 meet- went well with- the state DOT
ing. secretary, who agreed that fund-
By the time the state gets ing for the Hardee County U.S.
around to it, U.S. 17 will need 17 had lagged. With considera-
to be six or even eight lanes, tion of several other housing
said Leftwich, as he proposed projects besideS Sweetwater,
an alternative, a four-lane paral- the level of service on U.S. 17
lei road from the Sweetwater has to be continually reviewed,
Ranch 'Estates development to Albritton said-the interview
Zolfo Springs, and even on to lasted about three hours.'He'
Wauchula, to move the employ- said the design phase on the
ees and residents back and forth northern segment is over 60
without getting on U.S. 17. percent complete and the secre-
Leftwich, who has done rural tary .said the department, was
Florida work in the panhandle willing to go to the design-build
and inland, set up a meeting concept where once a road is
with the state secretary of DOT, designed it goes on immediate-
which County Manager Lex ly to construction.
Albritton also attended. Menke said one new idea in
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Adding a parallel road is a bet-
ter way to service the property
and will add value to the land as
it progresses."
"The legislative tax rollback
hurt us. I was on the state trans-
portation committee and we are
on the Strategic Intermodal
System because of the connec-
tion between 1-4 and 1-75. We'
are not in an adversarial role
with DOT. As a federal route,
an evacuation route, this should
have a high priority. The
Florida Association of Counties
and Small County Coalition are
behind us" said Commissioner
Minor Bryant, who is liaison to
both groups.
.Albritton said the first con-
cern was to get design pinned.
down on all 10 miles of U.S. 17
from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto line. The DOT secre-
tary asked them to come back in
three months with the strategy:
and cooperation.
"With the economics of a
development of this magnitude
in a sustainable mixed use com-
munity, widening of U.S. 17 is
the key. They can't build one
house until the transportation
issue is settled nor can they file
their DRI (Development of
Regional Impact)," Albritton
commented.
"With 1,000 people 'a day
coming to Florida, most are not
for the millionaire concepts, but
good-looking, attractive cost-
saving, energy efficient homes.
That's why General Electric has
come on board with its technol-
ogy on solar energy. It will
make homes more attainable for
the average person. The secre-
tary of DOT said it's now


Hardee County's turn. I ask that
you confirm our strategy and
keep reminding DOT of it. The
squeaky wheel gets greased,"
said developer Frank Menke._
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Thursday, October 18, 2007


PAGE ONE


AGAl' 3-De SOT


JVs Bash Bulldogs 25-6


By JOAN SEAMAN tone for Hardee with a tackle
Of The Herald-Advocate for loss on third and four. Then
With just one game left, the Jake Nowakowski delivered a
Hardee junior Wildcats are big hit, forcing a fumble, recov-
assured of a winning season. ered by linebacker Tony Valdez.
The young 'Cats moved up to Hardee started at the Bulldog
4-2 with a 25-7 win at DeSoto 27. Jake Mayer had a couple of
last Thursday. runs. Quarterback Conner
This week, Hardee has a bye, Davis pitched to Scott Donald-
but will complete its season on son and went down for a TD
Oct. 25 with a visit from run, but it was called back
Okeechobee. The game was because of a penalty. Hardee
originally on the schedule as a punted to the DeSoto 5.
road game, but the Brahman On a bad DeSoto punt snap,
coach asked that it be played several Wildcats swarmed the
here. ball. Hardee began again at the
"I've never been more proud DeSoto 11. Behind "great line
of our coaches and players. It blocking," Donaldson went into
was a great game. Even though the end zone on the run-option
we had two days off from play. Serapio Torres booted the
school, attendance was good at PAT and Hardee had a 7-0 lead.
practice. We preached to them Revell and Valdez tackled on
about coming out of the gate the kickoff return. A DeSoto re-
fast. The other two road games ceiver had the ball jarred loose
we got behind early and never by Carson Davis and Valdez
could catch up," said JV head had another fumble recovery.
coach Rod Smith. It took just a half dozen plays
We called it "JK Night" for to score, with a 32-yard pass
our player Jonathon Kelly, who play from Donaldson to Conner
is still in the hospital. The kids Davis. Hardee led 13-0, still in
are trusting their coaches more the first quarter.
and buying into the program we Early in the second stanza,
teach. It was a real rewarding DeSoto manned a 12-play
night," said Smith as he recalled drive, slowed by a Revell tackle
the game. for loss and another by Eric
DeSoto won the coin toss and Martin. DeSoto overcame these
elected to receive. The Bulldogs distractions and got a 19-yard
ran the kickoff back to the TD run. The two-point conver-
Wildcat 43, but an illegal block sion failed.
below the waist backed DeSoto Phillip Barton returned the
to its 16. Chace Revell set the ensuing kickoff 15 yards.


Mayer and Donaldson, along
with Tre Anderson moved the
football downfield until Hardee
came up inches short on a
Bulldog goal-line stand just
before the half ended. Hardee
took a 13-6 lead into the locker
room.
Barton opened the second
half with a good kickoff return
to the Wildcat 40. Mayer gained
22 yards plus more on a late hit.
Four plays later Hardee turned
it over on downs. Tyler Alden
and Revell cornered the Bull-
dog quarterback in the shotgun
for a loss. On the next play, he
was chased by Lincoln Saun-
ders and Nowakowski.
Hardee upprd its lead to 19-6
before the third quarter ran out
and added another score mid-
way through the final period.
The big play was, a 59-yard
Mayer counter play behind
some "good O-line play. Al-
though the PAT wasn't good.
Hardee had a 25-6 lead.
Good tackling by Bartow and
Caleb Whidden slowed Hardee
and Dalton Farr and Eric
Badillo harassed the quarter-
back. On a fourth-and-1 DeSoto
elected to go for the first down,
but a Barton sack stopped that
effort.
Terrance Medlock, Andersfh
and Conner Davis took turns
carrying the football to run out
the clock and preserve the
Wildcat win.


Oct. 18 Cross Country Alumni Run HOME 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Varsity Football Braden River HOME 7:30 p.m.
(Homecoming)
Oct. 20 Cross Country Lakeland Away 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 HJHS Softball DeSoto Away 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Districts Sebring Away TBA
Oct. 23 HJHS Football Lake Placid Away 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 HJHS Softball Hill-Gustat HOME 4:30 p.m.
JV Football Okeechobee HOME 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 Varsity Football Cape Coral Away 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 HJHS Softball Lake Placid Away 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 30 HJHS Football Sebring HOME 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 Cross Country Districts TBA TBA




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Hardee

92nd BIRTHDAY


Living

Elmo Party BILL McKOWN SPEAKS
Honors 1st
Birthday
Romeo Omar Flores, the son -
of Margarita S. Flores and Pab- -' '
lo Rivera of Bowling Green,
turned 1 year old on Sept. 14..
He celebrated with a birthday '
party on Saturday; Sept. 22, at "'
Mary Holland Park in Bartow.
Theme for the occasion was
Elmo's Bright Beginnings.
Guests were served fajitas
and ribs with all the sides, cake,
cupcakes and ice cream.
Joining in the fun, and help-
ing to break the pinatas, were
numerous family members and
friends.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Helen Nicholson of Wauchula celebrated her 92nd birthday Sept. 5 with a luncheon at
the Double J Restaurant in Wauchula. Co-owner Judy Wilson presented a birthday cake
for Nicholson and friends. She and her late husband, Woodrow, owned and operated
Nicholson Supply Co. and later their son, Charles, and wife Penny, and their son,
Richard, and wife Judi. The Nicholsons sold the company this past year. Celebrating
(from left) are Jeffri Durrance, a former neighbor and now assistant principal at a mid-
dle school in Sarasota; Wilson; and Nicholson.


MUSICAL KICK-OFF


Romey
Happiness is not a goal, it is a
by-product.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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Please stop by for
refreshments and to wish
David a happy retirement
after 32 years of service.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Bill McKown spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club recently
about help offered by the Small Business Development
Center at the University of South Florida. There is a large
range of free services and one-on-one counseling for
entrepreneurs who want to start a business or already
have one. There are seminars available locally or in
Tampa. For more information call McKown at (863) 385-
3672, ext. 288. The Web site is http://sbdc.usf.edu. Shown
are Vanessa Hernandez and McKown.




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The Wauchula Wednesday Musicale on Saturday, Oct. 27, will welcome the jazz band
Emanon as entertainment for the club's annual fall banquet. The special event will be
held in the fellowship hall of Faith Presbyterian Church, 114 N. Seventh Ave., and will
kick off the club's 87th year. Formed six years ago, the band is composed of Davis
Collister, bass; Bill Anderson, drums; Dave Naylor, trumpet/flugelhorn; and Doug
Andrews, piano. The latter is dean of cultural affairs at South Florida Community
College. The "easy jazz" band has developed a reputation for excellence in playing the
music of the jazz greats and the great American songbook. Tickets are $15 and include
a bountiful Southern buffet. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., with the buffet and
concert following. Florida Federation of Music Clubs President Connie Tuttle-Lill will be
the honored guest. The public is invited, yet reservations are necessary. Parking assis-
tance will be available. To obtain tickets, call Claudette Kemen at 735-0156, Bess
Stallings at 773-3594 or Dr. Sylvia Collins at 773-6251.




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STEVEN NICHOLSON SPEAKS


SFCC REPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Steven Nicholson, a Christian missionary based in Cape Town, South Africa, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Panda Restaurant. He and his
wife, Amy, are with ServeLife International, which helps at-risk children and widows,
teaches economic development, and provides leadership development with local
churches. He is the son of Charles and Penny Nicholson of Wauchula. There is a high
AIDS rate in South Africa. Their personal Web site is twoandtwomakesfive.blogs.com.
Shown (from left) are Charles Matheny, Dee Williams-Tatis and Steven and Amy
Nicholson.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Teresa Crawford, director of the Hardee Campus of South Florida Community College,
spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Java Cafe. The SFCC center
was built in 2004 and recently added 77 parking spaces, expanded daytime dual enroll-
ment with Hardee High School, added GED evening courses, and a shared math
instructor with SFCC in DeSoto. A nine-classroom building and cafeteria are scheduled
in 2010. The local campus is nearly 50 acres. Enrollment is about 500 and expected to
grow to between 700 and 750 later this year. Pictured (from left) are the Rev. Bob
Lecocq, Crawford and club President Arnold Lanier.


ROTARY MEMBERS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Rotary Club recently added three new members, announced
President Arnold Lanier. Lanier welcomes (from left) Jeff Ussery, Hardee supervisor of
elections; Gina Neuhofer, School Board member; and former Hardee sheriff Doyle
Bryan. Lanier, a colonel with the Sheriff's office, is a candidate for sheriff in 2008.


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By Ted Simonson
DEFENDING GOD
How ridiculous can you get? God doesn't need anyone to
defend Him? He's all-powerful. Besides, we need to defend people,
don't we? They're the ones in need.
But look at it this way: If you had fought against God, cursed
His name, blamed Him for lots of things, sided with His enemies,
and He forgave you for everything and made you a member of His
royal family, how would you feel if you heard your Father's name
dragged through the mud, His reputation smeared and His mercies
ignored?
Would you not want to raise one small voice in His defense, to
cry out that it's all untrue, that you know God and He's not like
that?
He's kind and patient and loving. He wants only the best for
mankind and He proved it if the skies and seas and mountains
were not enough by sending His own son from Heaven, His
greatest gift, to give us life.
Wouldn't you want to say something like that? Even though
we all know He doesn't need anyone to defend Him?
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Ed Hobin, who has worked for the Southwest Florida
Water Management District for 20 years, spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently at the Panda Restaurant.
He said rainfall is down 10 inches from normal in the past
year, and that ridge lake levels are down. Hobin said
groundwater pumping in the Tampa Bay area was 192
million gallons a day in the 1990s and has been reduced
to 90 mgd by 2007 due to using reclaimed water. He said
200 mgd of water is being reclaimed and recycled in the
SWFWMD area. He predicted more reservoirs and
desalinization plans in the future. By the year 2025 the
area will need an additional 400 million gpd, with more
than that amount already available. Hobin said Joe L.
Davis Jr., when on the SWFWMD Board, suggested co-
ops and partnerships and raising tax money for alterna-
tive water supplies such as reclamation and desal plants.
Lawrence Roberts (left) is shown with Hobin.



Overeaters Anonymous

Group Forms Here


4-Year-Old
Celebrates
With Party
David Navarro Jr., the son of
David and Angie Navarro of
Wauchula, turned 4 years old on
Saturday, Sept. 29.
He celebrated with a party at
his home that same day. Theme
for the event was Spiderman 3.
Guests were served pork,
beef, yuca, yellow rice, potato
salad and birthday cake.
Celebrating along with D.J.
were grandmothers Rosario
Navarro and Felipa Alvarado,
cousins Steven Mendiola, Jus-
tin Melendez, Elizabeth Flores,
Cecilia Alvarado, Alyssa
Cortez, Dee Dee Melendez,
Samantha Melendez and Austin
Navarro, and many more family
members and friends..


Eugene Gene" Beck Sr. will
be ringing in his 90-year birth-
day on Oct. 21. A surprise birth-
day party at his home in Lake
Butler will take place this
Saturday between 4 and 6 p.m.
All family and friends are
asked to attend or call (386)
496-2026, write him at 11858
S.W. 86 Tr., Lake Butler FL
32054, or e-mail him at
Lutherlet386@aol.com to wish
him a happy birthday; it would
mean so much to him.
Eugene "Gene" Beck, or
"Pa" as most folks call him, has
a very proud, productive and
healthy life. He was born in
Ransom, Kan., in 1917. Raised
by his grandparents, Ella (Culp)
and Charles Finkle, he learned
the values of life, back when
every kid ran around town all
summer with coveralls and bare
feet. He was raised in a time
when after chores, little kids
would play in the streets till
supper time, and knew when
that was because every mother
or grandmother would be
"yelling out your name on the
back porches, and you had bet-
ter come running."
He was lived through what
most have only read about in
the history books, like the
worldwide flu epidemics, Dust
Bowl, the Great Depression,


WWI, WWII and the Koreaii
War, first man on the moon,
M.L. King's assassination, and
so many other important events.
Beck himself, is a part of his-
tory, serving in the Army Air
Corps, "Army Air Corps not the
Air Force," as he so proudly
states! He was already in the
service when WWII broke out.
He started out painting art work
on aircraft and bombs, and then
went to baker's school, earning
his way up to master sergeant.
The service took him to India
during the China-Burma-India
Theaters war affairs, where he
served two years in India for his
country.
He married while in the
Army Air Corps. His son, Gene
Jr., was born in the states while
he was overseas. After serving
eight years, he came home to
Kansas, purchased and operated
the Galva Caf6. He then moved
to Hardee County, where many
years later he became the pur-
chasing agent for the city of
Wauchula.
After his wife, Marie (Yetter)
Beck, passed away, he married
his second wife, Connie
(Waters) (Barringer) Beck, sev-
eral years later. Shortly after,
they both retired from the city
and moved to Union County,
and this is where he has called


home over the past 23 years. He
lost Connie in 2000 due to dia-
betes.
Today, he still gets around
good for his age and goes to
church almost every Sunday,
although he doesn't drive any-
more due to macular eye degen-
eration. It-has taken most of his
vision. His daughter, Emily,
Thomas, and her family have
moved in to take care of him.
Not many people have the
opportunity to live a full, lov-
ing, long life as Beck, and may
he have many more birthdays in
the years to come.


Gene Beck


D.J.


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you eat? Overeaters Anony-
mous may have the answer for
you.
Overeaters Anonymous is a
fellowship of individuals who
through shared experience,
strength and hope are recover-
ing from abusing food. The
group welcomes compulsive
overeaters, bulimics, anorexics,
food addicts and others.
OA has no dues, fees or
weigh-ins; one becomes a
member simply by having a
desire to stop eating compul-
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New Zion Baptist Church is
planning a southern gospel sing
next Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6
p.m., featuring Royal City from
Winter Haven.
Pastor Stephen Darley and
the congregation invites every-
one to the church at 202 Sid-
ney Roberts Road, Ona for this
time of praise and worship. For
more information, call the
church office at 735-0123.
Faith Temple Ministries
will hold miracle healing ser-
vices on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6m
p.m. Evangelist Tommy
Combs, who has received a


lowing a 12-step program pat-
terned after that of Alcoholics
Anonymous. OA is not affiliat-
ed with any public or private
organization, political move-
ment, ideology or religious doc-
trine.
Interested person are invited
to a new weekly Step Meeting
of Overeaters Anonymous,
which meets every Thursday
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the
Wauchula Seventh-Day Adven-
tist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave.
For more information con-
cerning this meeting, call 773-
5714 or (863) 414-3172. For
more information on OA, visit
www.oa.org.


great miracle in his own life and
is being used by God in a heal-
ing ministry, will be the special
speaker. -
The church is at 701 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula. For
more information, contact
Pastor Wendell Smith at 863-
773-3800 ext. 225.
Full Gospel Fellowship
Church is in the midst of a
week of revival which started
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, now who is Numero Uno? LSU didn't
seem to want it. California declined the invitation. Why not USF?
The Bulls need the attention for their program. Consider that they
are the only team left in the Top 10 which is undefeated and has
played real football teams. Wins over Auburn and West Virginia
justify the top spot. They deserve it. Throw in the fact the Bulls
demolished UCF 62-14 after the Knights almost scored an upset of
Texas earlier for good measure.This new-found notoriety for USF
could be short lived though. Look for the Bulls to be in a battle like
LSU saw in Lexington and WVU saw in Tampa when they visit
Rutgers today (Thursday). The Scarlet Knights have a shot at the
Big East Title if they can beat USF.
Other claimants to tht number one ranking Ohio State and
Boston College are basing that claim on the point both are unde-
feated at the midway of the 2007 season. Look at their schedules.
EVERY team in the SEC would be undefeated too if they played
the same schedules as Ohio St and Boston College. That includes
Vanderbilt! BC still, has to play at Virginia Tech, Maryland and
Clemson. Probably all three will be losses knocking that pretender
back to reality. Ohio St. could run the table. Its only real game left
is with a team that lost at home to Appalachian State for goodness
sake! Somewhere the "football gods" have to protect fans from
another National Championship Game with the lowly Buckeyes
making a mockery of major college football. If Ohio State played
in the Big East or the SEC, it would have 3 or 4 losses at Christmas
time.
Swami's Top 10
1. USF because they are 6-0 with wins over Auburn and
WVU and play in one of the nation's best conferences.
2. West Virginia 5-1, only loss is to USF on the road thanks
to 6 turnovers.
3. Kentucky 6-1 with a road loss to South Carolina.
4. South Carolina 5-1 with a road loss at LSU.
5. LSU 6-1 with a road loss to UK.
6. Oregon 5-1 lost to Cal but still impressive for the Pac-
10.
7. Virginia Tech 6-1 Only loss at LSU is more impressive
than Boston College's cupcake schedule.
8. Oklahoma 6-1 upset at Colorado takes away the top
spot.
9. Ohio State 7-0 Big wins over Kent State, Youngstown
State and Akron.
10. California 5-1- from 2 down to 10.

Now for this week's Bill O' Fare . .
1. Southern Miss at Marshall Herd should be 3-3 but finds
new ways to keep its streak at 0-6. However, USM is struggling as
well in '07. ESPN will show this game on Sunday Night. USM 27
Marshall 21.
2. Vanderbilt at South Carolina Spurrier has his
Gamecocks on target for a SEC East title. Vandy is playing well but
will fall short. Florida has USC and UK on the.road coming up.
USC 31 Vandy 17.
3. Tennessee at Alabama Could be one of the weekend's
best matchups. Vols should be a bit better but Tide at home has a
slight advantage. Alabama 33 Tennessee 30.
4. Mississippi State at West Virginia Bulldogs are
improved over Croom's first years but WVU is rested and ready to
make a shot at the Big East Title and possibly the National
Championship if the stars align WVU 38 Mississippi St. 20.




The family of late the 14anda Hixson would like to'
express our appreciation to all relatives, friends and
. neighbors for their kind words of sympathy, cards,
letters and the foodtshared during our recent sad
loss.
Special thanks to Florida Hospital Wauchula, all
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5. Florida at Kentucky The Big question is "can UK do it
two weeks in a row"? Better yet, will the talented Gators lose three
in a row? Florida in a squeaker. Florida 34 UK 33.
6. Arkansas at Ole Miss Old Rival Game that won't be a
headliner in 2007 but should be a solid game. The Swami went to
see these teams play way back in 1981. Arkansas 31 Ole Miss 21.
7. USF at Rutgers Hate to say it but nobody is immune to
upset in 2007. Bulls have reached a pinnacle in their program's suc-
cess but the Scarlet Knights pop the bubble. Rutgers 31 USF 23.
8. Auburn at LSU Would anyone want to play at LSU this
week? Tigers will be back with a vengeance. LSU 41 Auburn 17.
9. Louisville at UConn Cardinals are not off the radar yet.
The Big East Championship is not in anyone's pocket as of now. U
of L has West Virginia, USF and Rutgers all coming up in a row.
Louisville 41 UConn 21.
10. Cincinnati at Pitt Bearcats get a breather to atone for
last week's loss to Louisville. UC 35 Pitt 14.
11. Buffalo at Syracuse Buffalo is no longer the MAC
doormat or anyone easy homecoming game. The Orangemen have
shown flashes of respectability but key plays have ruined games for
them. Look for the Cuse to finally put together a solid game on both
sides of the ball. Syracuse 35 Buffalo 17.
12. Miami at FSU Remember when this game was viewed
as important in college football? Now that Miami is in the ACC
both have played to the standard of the ACC and have fallen off the




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Splits
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A lopsided victory and a
heartbreaking one-run loss were
contrasting games for the
Hardee Junior High softball
squad last week.
This week's only game was'
on Monday when Hardee host-
ed Avon Park. The game sched-
uled for today (Thursday) at
Lake Placid has been reset for
Oct. 29.
Next week's only game is
home against Hill-Gustat on
Monday.
Hardee played "a really good
game" against Hill-Gustat last
week on its field. Kayla Knight
and Courtney Parks shared
pitching duties. Cassidy Knight
(3 for 3 and a walk) and Taylor
Bolin (4 for 4) had good outings
at the plate.
The junior Lady 'Cats opened
with three runs on back-to-back
walks to Kayla Knight and
Sabrina Hernandez, followed
by singles by Cassidy Knight
and Bolin. Parks was safe on a
dropped third strike and Jessica
Harrison singled. Amanda
McNabb got the final hit of the
inning, with the first three base
runners coming home before
the third out. It was 3-0. A pair
of strikeouts and a groundout
took care of Hill-Guseat.
In the, t of the second,
Hardee put eight more scores
on the board on errors, walks, a
Bolin double and several sin-
gles. Hardee led 11-0. Three Ks
took care of the Lady Eagles.
Hardee got its final 10 runs in
the top of the third. Cassidy
Knight opened with a double.
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Games
lowed by a trio of singles and
Hardee was looking to end the
game. If one team is ahead by
15 runs at the end of the third
inning, the game is called.
Hill-Gustat managed to get
one runner home in the home
half of the third, but Hardee
claimed the 21-1 win.
Maria Anselmo made "an
awesome catch" in center field
during Hardee's tough loss to
Sebring on Thursday. Hardee
had earlier lost to Sebring 3-2 in
Sebring.
The junior Lady Streaks plat-
ed a pair of runs to start the
game, a two-RBI double doing
the trick. Hardee answered with
a run. Kayla Knight singled and
scurried home on hits by
Cassidy Knight and Bolin. It
was 2-1.
Sebring left a pair of runners
stranded in the top of the sec-
ond inning. Hardee tied the
score 2-2. Savannah Selph drew
a walk and came around to
cross home plate on a Kayla
Knight single.
In the top of the third,
Sebring added a run. Hardee
was scoreless in the home half
of the inning and neither team
scored in the fourth stanza.
In the fifth, Sebring padded
its lead with a double and long
single, leading 4-2.
Hardee bounded back to take
a 5-4 advantage in the bottom
of the fifth. Kayla Knight sin-
gled, Hernandez doubled and
Cassidy Knight singled. With
one down, Parks walked and
McNabb singled to push run-
ners toward home.
Sebring answered with a trio
of tallies in the top of the sixth
on consecutive singles and a
double, charging in front 7-5.
Hardee had to score in the
bottom of the sixth because of
the time limit. With two away,
Cassidy Knight doubled and
raced home on a Bolin hit, but
the Lady 'Cats had come up a
run short and lost 7-6.


national scene. Miami plays better defense than FSU. Where is that
great offensive line that Nole Fans were expecting? Miami 20 FSU
17.
13. Tulsa at UCF Knights got embarrassed at USF. Back at
home against a team that gave up 31 points to Marshall, the UCF
offense will rack up over 500 yards. UCF 48 Tulsa 21.
14. Michigan State at Ohio State Buckeyes play the weak-
est schedule when their only real chance of losing is to a team that
lost at home to Appalachian State. Can somebody please keep this
overrated team out of the National Championship game so they
don't embarrass themselves again? Ohio State 34 Michigan State
21.
15. Virginia at Maryland Cavaliers are off to a nice start.
They are bowl eligible now. However, they should "Fear the
Turtle". Maryland is 4-2 and playing better with a new QB..
Maryland 27 Virginia 21.
16. Tampa at Detroit Back to the old Black and Blue Days!
Tampa uses its defense. Tampa 24 Detroit 20.
17. Indianapolis at Jacksonville Colts teach Jags a lesson
on MNF. Indy 34 Jacksonville 17.
18. N.Y Jets at Cincinnati Pennington needs to lead the Jets
to a win. Jets 24 Bengals 20.
19. New England at Miami Pats roll. New England 41
Miami 13.
20. Atlanta at New Orleans Battle of Have Nots so far.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
MEETING DATES RESCHEDULED
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners reg-
ular meeting scheduled for November 15, 2007, at 8:30
a.m. has been rescheduled for November 29, 2007, at
8:30 a.m.
The regular scheduled meeting for December 06, 2007,
has been rescheduled for December 13, 2007.
For more information, please call the County Manager's
Office at 863/773-9430.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA PROVIDING
FOR GARAGE SALES; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR
ISSUANCE OF PERMITS APPLICATION; PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR MAK-
ING FALSE STATEMENTS IN APPLICATION FOR PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR
AMOUNT OF GARAGE SALE PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS;
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PRO-
VIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the Regular Commission
Meeting on November 19, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo
Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law.
The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during reg-
ular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal.,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and-includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

George Neel, Mayor
Attest: June Albritton
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INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter
referred to as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide labor and
materials to complete a Masonry Restoration project (Brick Repointing) as spec-
ified in the Scope of Services of this Invitation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received
at:

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until Thursday. 2:00 RM. local time. November 8, 2007, at which time they will be
publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud.
Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863)773-0322.
Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not
be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be
accepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be
returned to the bidder.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL') with two (2) copies must be
sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID -
MASONRY RESTORATION (BRICK REPOINTING). Bid will be awarded by the
Board of County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in
any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of
the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids
may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves
the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement
for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from
the Bid opening date.

Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
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3 Cheerleader


Teams Win


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Youth Football isn't
over, but the league's cheer-
leaders excelled in competition
last weekend.
Three of Hardee's five cheer-
leading squads won their divi-
sions over other Heartland
teams, Avon Park, DeSoto, Fort
Meade, Lake Placid and
Sebring in events at, Fort
Meade on Saturday.
The football boys resume
their games this weekend with
Hardee Flag Orange going to
Avon Park for a 1 p.m. game.
Two teams go to Lake Placid,
where Hardee Flag Blue will
play at 9 a.m. and Mitey Mite
Orange will play at 11 a.m.
Mitey Mite Blue has a bye.
The remaining three Hardee
teams are at Sebring on
Saturday. Junior Peewees will
play at 1 p.m., Peewees at 3
p.m. and Midgets at 5 p.m.
These same three teams had
outstanding efforts by their
cheerleaders, who had to per-
form a two-minute, 30-second
routine.
The oldest group, ages 12-15
won the Midget small novice
district championship under
coaches Jessica Skitka, Jodi
Skitka and Sandee Redding.
The girls include Malinda Huss,
Tabatha Prestridge, Lisbeth
Caballero, Jessica Hunt, Jessica
Keeton, Patrisha Windham,
Noemi Navarro, Araceli Navar-
ro, Victoria Outter, Endreina
Martinez, Kristina Fluerimond,
Aundra Pace and Erika
Snelling.
The Hardee Peewee cheer-
leaders, coached by Bonnie
Simpson, Corie Lukawski and
Amy Bursler, repeated the 2006
championship. Included on the
age 9-12 roster are Paige Burs-
ler, Megan McCullough, Sonya
Fowler, Kiana Johnson, Amy
Davila, Jakayla Mosley, Steph-
anie Belmares, Deanna San-
chez, Milli Jones, Meagan
Araujo, Kayshia Mosley, Ma-
kayla Deuberry, Alexan Mad-
dox, Lark Lukawski, Victoria
Keeton, Selena Miranda, Kait-
lyn Laker, Adrienne Parks,


Brook Fones, Sabrina Lazo,
Marissa Vasquez, Kirsten
Ramirez, Meagan Shivers,
Cheyanne Skinner, Cassidy
Lang and Karley Benton.
The youngest championship
group is -the Junior Peewees,
with Amanda Justus and
Ashleigh Semple as coaches.
Ages 8-11, the team includes
Caitlin Dufresne, Danielle
Smith, Rayna Parks, Alexis
Peters, Victoria Braddock,
Katelyn Hines, Danielle Zuni-
ga, Samantha Delatorre, Jose-
phine Gamez, Rosinell Rivers,
Joselyn Thompson, Laynisi
Aguilar, Arissa Camel, Lily
Strickland, Vanessa Miranda,
Andrea Crawford, Amy Prest-
ridge, Briana Arguelles, Mara
Goodwyn, Jamie Sandoval,
Diamond White, Brook Ale-
man, Jesse Johnston, Kailee 01-
mos, Daynaa Cruz and Ashley
Faulk.
Two other Hardee teams were
in competition and represented
Hardee to the best of their abil-
ity.
The Mitey Mite cheerleaders,
ages 7-8, were Victoria Brow-
nell, Destinee Pace, Faith Hays,
Jessica Roland, Catalina Fran-
ces Longoria, Janessa Tamayo,
Gabrielle Allen, Madison War-
nock, Joley Pleger, Erica Mar-
tinez, Faith Ariecva, Brilyance
Augustus, Rajhay Lyrika, Ari-
anna Camarillo, Nubia Gomez,
Alexis Briones, Lindsay Bar-
wick, Tamara Griffis, Brenna
Parker, Michaela Villarreal,
Jalen Ureste, Mallory Gough
and Lexi Harris.
Hardee's littlest group was
the Flag cheerleaders of ages 5-
6. On that team are Jakayla
Hearns, Sophie Allen, Taylor
Watkins, Lillie Jackson, Ma-
kayla Wilson, Jocelyn Villar-
real, Alexx Brandt, Kareli Plata,
Ashlee Patterson, Lianna Al-
britton, Taleia Moreno, Aliyah
Lyrika, Katie Kusawski, An-
gelica Richardson, Kaylan
Birmingham, Kylie Shenefield,
Rebecca Kedzior,. Alyssa
Smallwood, Sydnie Steiner,
Jasmine Alfaro, Katie Cama-
cho, Madison McCoy, Albrea
Braggs and Jasmine Calderon.


PHOTOS BY RHALPH HARHISON
Hardee midget cheerleaders took a pair of awards, winning their division and the spirit award. They go to regionals
on Nov. 23.


The Peewee cheerleaders placed first in their division and won a trip to regionals on Nov. 25.


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.
Commission/zoning public hearing, 8:30 a.m. One request
is for a rezone of 363 acres from Farm Residential to R-2 Two-
Family residential and smaller parcels to R-3 Multiple Family res-
idential for phase 1 of Vandolah Estates; Another is rezone from
Agricultural 1 to C-2 General Commercial for 5.35 acres north of
Wauchula Hills.
Resolution for refinancing Wauchula Hills utility loan, 9:05
a.m.
Resolution and project agreement with the state Department
of Transportation to rehabilitate Lake Branch Road and Heard
Road bridges, 9:15 a.m.
Economic Development Authority-discussion, 9:25 a.m.
Presentation on MPOs (metropolitan planning organiza-
tion), 9:55 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007


Hardee Volleyball Girls Go District


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcats finished
their regular volleyball season
with a tournament in -Braden-
ton.
Now, the girls prepare for the
Class 4A District 10 champi-
onships next week in Sebring.
Pairings had not been an-
nounced at press time. Other
teams in the district are Avon
Park, Sarasota Booker, Braden
River, DeSoto, Palmetto and the
host school Sebring.
The girls had a series of
matches last week, beginning
with Senior Night on Tuesday
when Avon Park came to visit.
In pre-game ceremonies, varsi-
ty seniors Marissa Hall, Amber
Steedley and Megan White and
their families were honored
along with JV senior Esmeralda
Martinez, who had not planned
to be honored but was "forced"
by her teammates to do so. In
her first year in the sport, she
became the service and place-
ment specialist.
Hardee drew first service in
the opening game. After a trade
of points, freshman Lacey
Garza served to put Hardee up
6-1. Danielle Tomlinson re-
turned the favor, tying the game
and putting the Lady Red Dev-
ils up 7-6. The game was knot-
ted at 7-7 before Missy Landa
got Avon Park a 9-8 advantage.
The game was knotted again
at 10-10, 15-15, 17-17 and 18-
18 before Melissa Tuloo service
and Mandy Williard kills
stretched the Avon Park lead to
22-19. Hardee could not recov-
er and lost the first game 25-20.
Game 2 was similar. Avon
Park had first service, but Har-
dee immediately tied the game
1-1. It was 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5
as neither team could get ahead.
Danye Barnett finally broke
through with a trio of serves to
make it 8-5. Hardee never was
able to take charge and lost 25-
16 with Barnett running the
table with a pair of aces to close
out the game.
Lady Momentum firmly set-
tled on the Red Devil side of the
net. After a couple of early ties,
the last at 8-8, Avon Park
cruised to a 25-22 game and
match victory.
At Bartow on Thursday
evening, Hardee did better than
previous outings against the
Lady Jackets. Marisa Shivers
had a pair of aces and 11 good
serves to be the leading server
for the night. Hall and Krystin


Robertson both passed well,
especially on Bartow serves,
said coach Ken Leupold.
Despite their good efforts,
Hardee lost 25-13, 26-24 and
25-10.
Hardee spent Friday evening
and Saturday at the Bradenton
Prep tournament held at
Sarasota Booker. Both times,
Hardee was a bit short-handed
as not all the girls made the trip.
Senior Marissa Hall made the
All-Tournament team.
Hardee was in Pool A, along
with Bradenton Southeast,
Sarasota Christian and Booker.
Pool B included Bradenton
Prep, North Port and Palmetto.
The format was best of three
games.
Hardee's first outing was
against eventual tournament
winner Southeast, which swept
through the tournament unde-
feated. Hardee lost 25-9, 25-16.
Hardee defeated Booker 30-
28, 25-20 in a long match which
began about 8 p.m. Hardee had
to play a third game, taking on
Sarasota Christian. "We played
pretty well, but they beat us 25-
19, 25-18," reported coach Ken
Leupold.
Only a half dozen girls, Gar-
za, Chelsey Steedley, Robert-
son, Eryn Mahoney, Alejandra
Rodriguez and Hall, went to
Bradenton on Saturday, where
Hardee lost its only game to
Palmetto 25-19, 25-21.
The Hardee junior varsity fin-
ished its season last week. They
went three games against Avon
Park in the JV best-of-three
series. Freshman Yesenia Var-
gas had 13 service points and
Martinez another six as Hardee
won the game opener 25-17.
Game two was another battle,
with Avon Park managing a 25-
23 win. Jesmary Moye led Avon
Park with seven service points.
The third game was another
thriller. Vargas tied the game 4-
4 and put Hardee up 6-4. Har-
dee stayed just in front until
Avon Park came even at 9-9. As
it drew closer to the 15-point
limit of the JV game three,
every point counted. It was 13-
13, then 14-14. Avon Park man-
aged the final two points for the
16-14 win.
"This was the JV's best game
of the season. Their passes were
on the mark; because they
nailed those passes, they got the
set and kill. They have steadily
progressed throughout the sea-
son and I'm proud of them,"
said coach Barbara Leupold.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Comradarie and team spirit are the key for the varsity players. Kneeling (left to right) are Amber Steedley, Marissa
Hall, Chelsey Steedley, Lacey Garza and Marisa Shivers, in back coach Ken Leupold, Megan White, Krystin
Robertson, Kember Townsend, Katie Rogers and Eryn Mahoney.


The junior varsity improved throughout the season. Kneeling (from left) are LaCresha Carlton, Vanessa Garza, Naomi
Alvarez, Vicky Arreola and Esmerald Martinez; in back, Brittany Hines, Melissa Banda, Daishia Blandin, Ali Holle,
Yesenia Vargas and coach Barbara\.eupold.


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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship :.......... 11...1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCII
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 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 CHURCHII
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCII
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...............1...1:00 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. PISGAII BAPTIST CHURCII
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 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.


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.
Scrvicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCII
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ..........1......10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

ONA 1iAPTIST CIIURCll
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 CIIURCII
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
.......... 6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time..... ....7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School .......... .........10:00 a.m.
Englishg 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
IIARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celchbration.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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m .
Worship Service ............... 1 1:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m .
CIIURCII OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men s\ Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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


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 ............................ 1:00 a.m .
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ......................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................ 7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
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 I PRESBYTERIAN
CIHURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00 a.m .
Sunday Worship .......... ....6:00 p.in.
Wednesday Supper ........6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITII TI'EMPLE CIIURCII
OF GOD)
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .............. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CIURCII
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .............. 9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 1 1:30 a.m.
Studio Biblic, Mircoles.....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 CIILiRCII OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship..... ......... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ........... ...... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W 3.Tnnessee 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.
W orship.................. ...........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 famnilia y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ..6:00 p.m.
Miercoles .7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHIIOVAH'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.
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WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............1....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 CHURCII
1999 State R d .East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .........11:00 a.m.
Church Training .. ............. 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....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
"& 3" Sun. Communion .10:00 a,m.
2" & 4'" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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.


A Safe Place

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CRISIS LINE


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WAUCHULA

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

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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & 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 .............1...0:00 a.m.
Children's Church................ 10:00 a.m.-
Evening Worship...................6:00 p.m. -
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.,

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio 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
E\enmrin Worship .. 6 00 p m.
WedneSday Pra)er .. 7 00p m


SEEDS
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SEhSOWER

Michael A. Guido
Metter. G r&a


An old lady had her picture taken
for the first time. When the proofs
arrived, she asked the photogra-
. pher, "Is this me?"
"Yes," he answered.
"It's humblin', ain't it!" she
remarked.
The Living Bible says, "No one
anywhere has kept on doing what
is right; not one." As we see'
ourselves in that group, we must;
confess like the lady, "It's'
humblin'!"
But while we're sinners. God:
can make us saints.
Our faith in God saves us from:
sin. Our obedience to God carves
our character. Our partnership with
God strengthens our steps. Our
expectation of God enhances our
hopes.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Proverbs Exodus Exodus Levilkut Lavlicut
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NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY
On Thursday, November 8, 2007 the Hardee County Commissioners and the
Planning and Zoning Board will participate in a tour of Mosaic Fertilizer
LLC's mining and reclamation operations.
The participants will meet in the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412
West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula at 8:30 A.M.
For more information please call (863) 773-0136.
Bobby Ray Smith, BCC Chairman
10:18C

"Building New Beginnings From Old Traditions"

Please join us for the
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner Meeting.

Date: October 29, 2007
-. Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Nickerson/Ullrich Pavilon
RSVP: 863-773-6967 or 'ties


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to escape it, or to escape w.ha.,- sa in it,
but we will escape it only by t 'better to it.
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7'Go Cats!

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The helpful place. 773-3148

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Res. (863) 735-0455 President
Mobile (863) 781-4027
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Bowling Green, Florida
(863) 375-4311


Sebring game offense players of the week: offensive linemen (front row, from left) Alex Lanier, Justin Tomlinson,
Logan Thomas, Jordan Baker, Brett Tyson, Tyler Alden and Tyrone Pace; in back, Carlos Ramirez, Kenneth Bonds,
Dalton Farr, Damien Richards, Tyler Bumby, Eddie Hunt, Chris Anderson and Joseph Barton; missing is Kris
Rossman.


Hardee Football Roster


Wade Maho
Jimmy Cime
Jarius Linds
Jayquan Ga
Kelsheem 'W
Olnel Virgile
Esayi Youyo
Postene Lou
Jordan Grim
Jose Castan
Antjuan Jon
Connor Dav
Tyler Alden
Juan Salaza
Nolan Neuh
Charlie Pow
Devante Cai
Damien Ric
Gerardo Vill
Michael Mcl
Lance Maso
David Newc
Skylar Alder
Alex Lanier
Jason Jeste
Logan Thom
Joseph Bart
Tyler Bumby
Eddie Hunt
Kenneth Boi
Dalton Farr
Brett Tyson
Jordan Baki
Carlos Rami
Chris Ander
Tyrone Pace
Justin Tomli
Kris Rossms
Nick Battles


ney 6'0" 170
Bus 5'9" 175
5ey 5'6" 160
ndy 6'0" 180
Mhite 6'0" 170
6'2" 190
ute 5'11" 165
uisjeune 6'1" 185
isley 5'11" 180
ieda 5'10" 170
es 5'10" 170
is 5'9" 140
5'11" 195
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ouser 6'0" 160
ell 5'8" 150
rter 5'10" 150
hards 5'9" 175
egas 5'9" 165
Taw 5'10" 165
)n ... 5'10" 19411
omb 5'7" 165
n 5'10" 190
6'1" 205
r 5'10" 155
has 6'1" 205
ton 5'10" 170
S5'10" 180
5'10" 185
nds 5'6" 155
6'0" 180
5'10" 230
er 6'0" 280
irez 6'3" 240
son 5'11" 215
6'3" 285
nson 5'11" 230
an 6'0" 190
6'1" 205
Head Coach Tim Price


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RB/DB
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Braden River Football Roster
2 Tim Grider 6'1" 210 RB/DL 12
4 Ty Williams 6'0" 200 RB/DL 10
5 T.J. Yannotti 6'0" 165 WR 11
6 Jajuan Bell 5'9" 162 RB/DB 10
7 J.T. Linde 5'9" 154 WR 12
8 Justin Stanley 5'9" 165 WR/K/P 12
9 Chris Caloway 5'11.5" 168 RB/DB 9
10 Willie McNeal 5'11.5" 165 QB/DB 11
11 Tim MacMunn 5'8" 144 DB 12
12 Steven Fischer 5'10.5" 155 WR/QB 10
15 Steven Kelchbrenner 5'11" 160 DB 12
17 Jacoby Council 6'1" 155 DB 12
20 Mick Ohlsky 5'9" 140 DB 10
21 Jeff Palmer 5'8" 121 DB 12
22 Tevin Bryant 5'10" 222 LB/RB 10
24 Ben Peacock 5'9.5" 138 WR/DB 9
25 Kyle Phillips 5'7" 140 DB 11
26 Chris Garcia 6'0" 178 WR 11
32 Andrew White 5'10.5" 174 LB/TE 12
33 Chris Hessing 6'0" 185 LB/DL 11
35 Aaron Johnson 6'3" 170 DL 11
44 ,Carmelo Scalone 5'8" 163 LB/FB 11
47 Dakota Wilson 5'11" 185 LB/DL 9
48 Esteban Soto 5'9" 215 LB 12
50 Joey Tonkin 5'10" 210 OL/DL 11
53 Thomas Ely 6'1" 180 DL 11
54 Matt Berka 6'1" 240 OL 12
56 Trevor Barnes 6'0" 195 LB/RB 10
58 Casey Hunt 6'2" 196 DL/TE 10
59 Max Monastra 5'8" 213 DL/OL 12
61 Mike Vuong 5'10" 245 OL/DL 12
65 Brian Hukulalowicz 6'2" 248 OL/DL 11
69 David Pederson 6'1" 243 OL/DL 12
70 J.R. Crosby 6'1" 245 OL/DL 10
71 Nick Gaines 6'0" 220. OL/DL 11
75 Ryan Fields 6'3" 315 OL/DL 12
76 Taylor Pogue 6'1" 220 OL 12
77 Gage Cannon 6'0" 196 OL/DL 12
79 Steven Gainey 6'3" 275 OL/DL 11
81 Mark McKoan 6'3" 205 TE/DL 10
82 Ryan Adamchak 5'10" 138 WR 11
84 Kevin MacMunn 5'9" 134 WR 10
85 Patrick Lay 6'3" 208 TE/DL 12
Head Coach Josh Hunter
Scott Hunt, Bob Weirich, Chris Valcarcel,
Matt Davis, Adam Butler and Scott Lovett



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In the event of a tie, the winner will be picked by a random drawing.
If no one picks the exact score, the closest score wins.
Official entries only.
No PHOTOCOPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Winners will be picked Monday morning, notified by phone that afternoon
and announced in next week's paper.

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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Oct. 14, Joaquin Serapio Bautista, 26, of 601 Fourth Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Lovett on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Oct. 14, Zachariah Matthew Smith, 31, of 3725 Dovehollow
Drive, Lakeland, was arrested by Dep. Tom Souther on a charge of
failure to appear in couit.
Oct. 14, Michael Jerome Youngblood, 30, of 3086 Jack Jones
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Tom Souther and charged
with battery.
Oct. 14, a residential burglary on SR 66, burglary of.a con-
veyance on Ralph Smith Road, a fight on U.S. 17 North, and thefts
on Cherokee Lane, U.S. 17 North and Bronco Drive were reported.

Oct. 13, Thomas Lorenzo Everett, 52, of 5009 Snelling Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Oct. 13, a residential burglary on Oak Lane, and a theft on
Gator Road were reported.

Oct. 12, Gerardo Lopez, 20, and Gloria Martinez, 20, both of
428 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. James Adler and
Dep. Nathan Woody and each charged with battery.
Oct. 12, a vehicle stolen on Rigdon Road, criminal mischief
on South Seventh Avenue and thefts on Smith Road, two locations
on U.S. 17 North and Dishong Road were reported.

Oct. 11, Alfredo Cortez Martinez, 56, of 723 E. Oak St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on two counts con-
tempt of court.
Oct. 11, thefts on SR 66 and on Dena Circle were reported.

Oct. 10, Karen Farwell, 49, of 2320 Fish Branch Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with grand
larceny.
Oct. 10, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Oct. 9, Roger Clark Ayers, 44, of 1334 Doc Coil Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
and charged with two counts selling methamphetamine, three
counts possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia, two counts
possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, three
counts crimes against a person by culpable negligence and three
non-moving traffic offenses.
Oct. 9, Ryan Matthew Crawford, 19, of 3024 Parkview Ter-
race, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and
charged with grand larceny.
Oct. 9, criminal mischief on Post Plant Road and a theft on
Kerlew Drive were reported.

Oct. 8, John Mayes Burman, 36, of 18119 Dolan Lane,



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Orlando, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-
support.
Oct. 8, a residential burglary on Sims Road and a theft on
Dixianna Drive were reported.

WAUCHULA
Oct. 14, a theft on North First Avenue was reported.

Oct. 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
North Fifth Avenue were reported.

Oct. 12, a fight on South 10th Avenue and a theft on West Oak
Street were reported.

Oct. 9, a theft on River Chase Circle was reported.

Oct. 8, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was report-
ed.

BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 14, Maridell Castillo Rodriguez, 28, of 4520 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with DUI.
Oct. 14, burglary of a conveyance on West Main Street was
reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Oct. 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Oct. 10, burglary of a conveyance on Mancini Place and a
theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.



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JOAN SEAMAN utes to win the junior high
e Herald-Advocate school division in a time of
e Hardee cross country 22:43. Eighth grader Antonio
s are tuning up for district Galvan dropped his time nearly
petitionn in a big way. three minutes to finish at 26:20.
ne runners cut times last On the girls side of the led-
sday and a dozen contin- ger, junior Edith Leon slashed a
to drop times in a huge full minute off her best time to
rday meet. place second overall. Briana
is week will finish up the Aguila dropped 50 seconds.
lar season with another She was followed by Laura
at Pioneer Park, the Galvan and Guadalupe Flores.
ni Run today (Thursday) Freshman Mylkeia Stevenson
30 p.m. and a Saturday race led the JV girls with a new time
)lk County. of 28:56 and a second-place fin-
rdee is in a huge Class 3A ish.
on 5, District 5, along with Hardee's top junior high girl
Park, Bartow, Clearwater was seventh grader Ana Saldi-
ral Catholic, Frostproof, var, who came in at a new low
pa Holy Names (girls of 31:22.
, Tampa Jesuit (boys only), With at least three junior
Wales, Ruskin Lennard, highs setting times, it could
rnport Ridge, Tampa spark an interest in the sport if
ns, St. Petersburg Catholic, there was a separate coach at
ng, Riverview Spoto and the junior high for cross coun-
?a Catholic. try.
e competition is keen, but At the Braden River Classic
re the Hardee runners, at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton
ee took 17 ribbons or on Saturday, Hardee boys beat
ils at the Rotary Invita- four other teams and the girls
I at Highlands Hammock defeated three. A dozen Hardee
Thursday. The boys lost runners dropped their times.
to Admiral Farragut, a pri- For the girls. Leonwas again
school in St. Petersburg the lowest, at a new personal'
ecruits worldwide. best of 21:59. Behind her were
nior Gilbert Gutierrez fin- Aguila, Galvan, Stevenson,
in a personal best 17:57 to Saldivar, Alvarez and Rossman,
third overall. Behind him each with new personal records.
Pete Solis, Jackson Fre- For the Wildcats, it was again
4urad Ottallah, Luis Reyes Gutierrez, cutting two seconds
Jose Rodriguez, each of off his record. He was followed
n also set a personal record by Solis, less than a minute
back, then Frenot, Beatty and
nes Carrol led the JV race Torres, all with new and lower
a fifth-place finish in a times.


of 22:42. Michael Torres
in at 23:52.
Kth grader Brandon Beatty
is time by almost two min-


Cops For Christ
By Sgt. Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Associate Chaplain


GIVE IT TO GOD-
Hello again, everyone! I apologize for not writing for a while,
but sometimes we all have to take a break from everything we do
and regenerate.
Let me start you off with a story I heard. There was a little boy
with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him
to hammer a nail in the back fence every time he lost control.
The first day the boy drove 37 nails into the fence. Then it
gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his
temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came
when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.
His father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for
each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and
finally the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails
were gone.
The father led his. son to the fence. The father told the boy he
had done well, but told him to now look at the holes in the fence.
The father said, "When you say things in anger, they leave a scar
just like the nail holes."
You can put a knife in a person and draw it out. It won't mat-
ter how many times you say "I'm sorry," the wound is still there.
The things that we say and do to others have long-lasting effects.
We must guard our words, just as the Bible tells us to.
Proverbs 14:3 "A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the
lips of the wise protect them." Anger and an uncontrollable temper
always lead to foolish behavior and regret. Ephesians 4:26 -- "In
your anger do not sin" and 4:31-32 "Get rid of all bitterness,
rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of
malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each
other, just as in Christ, God forgave you."
I think of times in my past where I wish I could take back what
I have said. I have regrets for the scars I have caused in others. We
all have these similar regrets, I'm sure.
Life is a precious gift given to us by our Father. Our time on
earth is very short compared to the eternity we will spend in
Heaven. While we are here, our time needs to be focused on God's
will, not our own.
So many waste their lives angry, bitter, arrogant and uncon-
cerned for the scars they leave on others. I see so much self-
destruction in the world, and even in my colleagues. So far this
year over 120 officers nationwide have lost their lives in the line of
duty. You know what is worse than that? Twice as many have taken
their own lives.
As a profession we are killing ourselves faster than we are
being killed. Trust me, my non-law enforcement friends, as an 18-
year veteran of law enforcement, being an officer is not an easy
task. In our profession, many of us drown the horrors we have seen
in alcohol (yes, even I did at one time), separate emotionally from
our families because we feel they cannot understand what we have
dealt with or why we seem so cold-hearted (still guilty on that one,
but working on it), and then some even turn to adultery for various
emotional reasons (not guilty on that one).
We can start to fix these problems and get away from so much
self-destruction by doing one thing: giving all our troubles to God.
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present
your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and our minds in Christ
Jesus."
See, the Bible tells us to give it to God!
If we would simply focus on God before anything and present
Him our problems in prayer, we could avoid so many troubles.
The scars we leave by the things wes;aid when we were angry
and/or drunk or cheating on our spouse are always going to be
there. Some may be able to forgive, but'rarely do they forget.
And that will be pretty evident when an argument erupts. What
gets brought up again? That's right! All that stuff we said we for-
gave each other for.
Like the Bible says, guard your words and, if need be, bite
your tongue. Some things are better off not said. Once it leaves
your mouth, you can't take it back.
Instead of "dishing it out" on someone, give it to God!
Sgt. Barry L. Schnable of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office can be
reached via e-mail to: flachaplain@yahoo.com.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to reissue a formal
determination of the landward extent of wetlands and other surface waters (File No. FD-
25-0129126-002) to the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, c/o Michael Chanen, P.O. Box 2000,
Mulberry, Florida 33860, for the property located in Sections 1,2,3,4,9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14,
15,22,23,24,25,26,27,34,35,36, Township 33 S, Range 25 E, and Section 5, 6,7; 8, 18,19,
and 30, Township 33 S, Range 26 E, Hardee County. The Department's file on this mail-
er is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental
Protection, Wetlands Evaluation and Delineation Section, Room 524, Bob Martinez
Center, 2600 Blair Stone, Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
Persons whose substantial interests are affected by the above proposed agency action
have a right pursuant to Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, to petition for an administrative
determination (hearing) on the proposed action. The petition must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21
days of publication of this notice. A copy of the petition must also be mailed at the time
of filing to the formal determination petitioner at the address indicated. Failure to file a
petition within the 21 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an admin-
istrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S.
The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name and address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner, the petitioner's name and address, the Department's
File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and
when each petitioner received notice of the Department's action or proposed action; (c)
A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action; (d) A statement of material facts disputed by
petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules
or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's action
or proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wants. the Department to take with respect to the Department's action
or proposed action.
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency
action. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken
by it in this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any decision
of the Department with regard to the formal determination have the right to petition to
become a party to thqe proceeding. The petition must conform to the requirements spec-
ified above and be filed&(received) within 21 days of publication of this Notice in the Office
of General Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to request a hear-
ing under Section 120.57, ES., and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any sub-
sequent intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuant to Rule 28-5.207, FA.C.
File No. FD-25-0129126-002 o:1
____________________ _ _ _ __ __________________________10:1 Bc


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a Formal
Determination of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters of the State
(File No. FD-25-0273789-OO1) to the Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC c/o Michael Chanen, RO.
Box 2000, Mulberry, Florida 33860, for a 39.4-acre tract located in Section 1, Township 33
S, Range 25 E, and Sections 5, 6, and 14; Township 33 S, Range 26 E, Hardee County.
The South Fort Mead Mine Additional Acreage property is made up of four newly
acquired parcels of land that previously were out parcels within the South Fort Meade
Mine Site. The South Fort Meade Mine Site is located in the northwest portion of Hardee
County, Florida, with its western boundary less than one mile east of the town of Bowling
Green. The Department's file on this matter is available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holi-
days, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Wetlands Evaluation and
Delineation Section, Mail Station 2500, Room 530, Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone
Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
Persons whose substantial interests are affected by the above proposed agency action
have a right pursuant to Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, to petition for an administrative
determination (hearing) on the proposed action. The petition must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, within 21
days of publication of this notice. A copy of the petition must also be mailed at the time
of filing to the formal determination petitioner at the address indicated. Failure to file a
petition within the 21 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an admin-
istrative determination (hearing) pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S.
The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name and address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner, the petitioner's name and address, the Department's
File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and
when each petitioner received notice of the Department's action or proposed action; (c)
A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action; (d) A statement of material facts disputed by
petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules
or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's action
or proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Department's action
or proposed action. -
If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency
action. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken
by it in this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any decision
of the Department with regard to the formal determination have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding. The petition must conforrfi to the requirements spec-
ified above and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication of this Notice in the Office
of General Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to request a hear-
ing under Section 120.57, F.S., and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any sub-
sequent intervention will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed
pursuant to Rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.
File No. FD-25-0273789-001 10:1











PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-56 Ordinance No. 2008-01
Shadowlawn LLC by and through the Authorized Representative requests
a Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to create the Rural
Village Future Land Use Category in Hardee County

07-57 Ordinance No. 2008-02
E.L. Davis, Jr. by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehen-
sive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designation of 609+/-
acres zoned A-1 from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt the N side of Vandolah Rd
E and adjacent to CR 663 0834240000053800000
144.32MOL ac All E of Rd R/W LESS N 740 ft thereof & LESS Ona-Ft Green Rd
RIW & LESS Order of Taking for Parcel #102 as per OR 564, Pg 773
S08, T34S. R24E
AND
093424000003780 0000
270.43MOL ac Corn NW corn S 740 ft for POB E 604 ft S 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2013.41 ftW42deg00min02sec E 1003.19 ft S 2703.54 ft to
pt on S Sec line 2023.6 ft W of SE corn W to SW corn N to POB
S09. T34S. R24E
AND
1634240000074500000
151.40+1-ac NII4LESS E 2023.06 ft thereof & LESS SW1/4 of NW114 of NW1l4&
Ell4 of SW114 of NW1l4 & N1l2 of SEll4 of NWI/4 & SW114 of SE114 of NW1/4 &
S112 of NE1l4 LESS E 2022.68 ft thereof S16. T34S. R24E
AND
1734240000065900000
40.20MOL ac That part of NEll4 lying E of Rd LESS S 649.92 ft N of R/W
Vandolah Rd desc In 265 P 725 & LESS Ona-Ft Green Rd R/W & LESS Order of
Taking for Parcel #102 as per OR 564, Pg 773 S17. T34S. R24E

07-61 Ordinance No. 2008-03
Cypress Point LLC and FVP Florida Development LLC by and
through the Authorized Representative request a Large-Scale Amend-
ment to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 96+1-acres zoned
R-I from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt S side of SR64, W of S Florida Ave
CYPRESS POINT LLC 29 34 25 0950 00001 000A
05MOL ac Lot A BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview SID
S29. T34S. R25E
AND
FVP FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT LLC 2834250000024600000
All of the SE11l4 of NW1l4 lying N of Peace River; All of S1/2 of SW114 of NW1/4;
All of E314 of N112 of SW114 of NW1l4 and All of S1/2 of NE1/4 of NW1l4 & all
that part of N112 of NEW14 of NWII4 lying S of St Rd 64, all lying & being In S28,
T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL more part desc as: a parcel of land located In
NW1l4 of S28, T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL being further desc as follows:
Beg at a found %" Iron rod in a wooden post marking SW corn of NWIl4 of
S28; thence N00deg17min56sec W along W line of said NWII4 of Sec 28 a dist
of 661.25 ft to N line of S112 of SW114 of NW/14 of Sec 28; thence N
89deg27min25sec E along N line of S112 of SW114 of NWi/4 of Sec 28 a dist of
332.87 ft to W line of E3/4 of N1l2 of SW114 of NW1l4 of Sec 28; thence N
00degl9minilsec W along W line of E3/4 of N112 of SW114 ofNWIl4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 661.18 ft to N line of E314 of N112 of SW114 of NW1l4 of Sec28; thence N
89deg24mln29sec E along said N line of E314 of N 112 of SW1/4 of NWII4 of Sec
28 a dist of 999.33 ft to W line of S112 of NE114 of NWII4 of Sec28; thence N
00degl9mini8sec W along said W line of S112 of NEll4 of NWII4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 663.12 ft to Slly R/O/W line of St Rd 64 (FL Dept of Transpor Sec 0605-
1111) & begin of a non-tangential curve to the right of which the radius pt lies
S 14deg23mln06sec E a radial dist of 4,724.64 ft; thence Eily along arc of said
curve to the right, through a central angle of 08degl9min39sec a dist of 686.70
ft & having a chord bearing of N 79deg46min44sec E a dist of 686.09 ft to pt of
tangency; thence N 83deg56min34sec E a dist of 659.84 ft to E line of NW14 of
Sec 28; thence S 00deg19min,2sec E along E line of NW1/4 of Sec 28, a dist of
1,739.66 ft to.a pt of Intersection w/ centerlirie of Peace River; thence SWIly
along centerline a diet of 706 ft, MOL to a pt of intersection w/ South line of
NW114 of Sec 28 a dist of 2,141.62 ft to the POB 828. T34S. R25E

07-65 Ordinance No. 2008-06
Bouldin Holdings 2 Inc by and through the Authorized Representative
requests an Amendment Table 2.29.02(C) of the Hardee County
Unified Land Development Code-Ordinance No. 2007-11 to
increase the maximum lot Coverage in C-2-zoned districts from 50% to 80%

07-66 Ordinance No. 2008-04 .
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners requests an
Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to
establish the Residential Low Future Land Use Category, and an
Amendment to the Hardee County "Comp Plan" Future Land
Use Map adding the Residential Low FLU category

07-67
Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. by and through the Authorized
Representative requests approval of a Site Development Plan to
construct/operate PRECo's two-story corporate office complex, 55.82MOL ac,
zoned C-2, Town Center FLU
On or abt W si of Florida Ave,
N of Metheny Rd, S of Knight Rd 3333250000018100000
55.82MOL ac E1/2 of SW1/4 of NW1l4 LESS E 120 ft of W 392.57 ft of S238 ftof
Rd RIW & Beg at NW corn SEll4 of NW1/4 run E 25ft S 160 ft E 230 ft N 160 ft E
to a pt 280 ft W of NE corn of SEll4 of NW1/4 S 525 ft E 250 ft S to 114 Sect line
W to W line of SEll4 of NWI/4 to POB LESS Rd R/W on N side
S33.4T33S. R25E

07-69
David A. Ross by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Rezone of 5.39+1-acres from F-R (Farm-Residential) to R-1 (Single-Family
Residential) for the development of single-family dwellings in the Town Center
Future Land Use District%
On or abt E si of Terrell Rd, S of Kazen Rd
0534250000052000000
5.39MOL ac Beg at SW corn of NW1/4 of SW1/4 of NE1/4 run N 60 ft N
89deg43min05sec E 240.54 ft N 00deg02mlnS4sec W 465.38 ft N
89deq43min05sec E 420.60 ft S 00degOminlO0sec E 524.46 ft S
89deg38min17sec W 660.78 ft to POB SOS. T34S. R25E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Omar Avellaneda, 21, Wau-
chula, and Maria Esmeralda
Avalos, 20, Wauchula.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Discover Bank vs. Robert
Bivens, default judgment.
New Century Financial Ser-
vices Inc. vs. Bobby Lilks,
judgment.
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Norma Bond, dis-
missed.
Joe Vance vs. Harriette
Powell, judgment of eviction
and possession of property.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP vs.
Robert McCann and Louise
McCann, stipulated judgment
approved, execution withheld.
Capital One Bank vs. Alicia
Lara, judgment.
HSBC Bank Nevada vs.
Maurice E. Rodriguez, judg-
ment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Gladys Johnson, dismissed.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. David Navarro and Angelita
A. Navarro, judgment.
Financial Independence Ser-
vices Group vs. Victoria L.
Gonzales, voluntary dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Irene S.
Bonilla, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Judson Allen Brown, two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
Connie Louise Padgett, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
60 days in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), outstanding


fines and fees placed on lien.
Jared Carl Moses, trespass,
probation six months, stay off
property, $315 fine and court
costs, $200 investigative costs,
25 hours community service.
Robert Rolland Sanchez,
trespass, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, stay off
property, $315. fine and court
costs, $200 investigative costs,
25 hours community service.
Steve Edward McQuaig,
resisting arrest without violence
and possession of marijuana,
probation six months, $315 fine
and court costs; possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.

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.
Efrain Acosta, driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
adjudication $185 court costs.
Connie Louise Padgett, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DWLS), 60 days in jail
CTS and concurrent with mis-
demeanor sentence, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Jaime Aguilera, DWLS, $330
fine and court costs.
Ovidio Castro-Delcid,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Frank Tommy Flores, leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage, $495 fine and
court costs.
Gary Lee Glisson Jr., DUI
and DWLS, probation 12
months, license suspended six
months, tag impound 10 days,
DUI school, evaluation, $903
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Juan Manuel Gutierrez, DUI
and no valid license, 12 months
probation, license suspended
six months, DUI school, evalu-
ation and treatment, $903 fine


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, NOVFMBER 29,; 2007, 8.35A.M.
or as'soon thereafter
and to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-65-Ord. No. 2008-06
and Agenda No.-, 07-69
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, DECEMBER 13, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board for
Amendment to Comprehansive Plan
Agenda No. 07-56-Ordinance No. 2008-01
Agenda No. 07-66-Ordinance No. 2008-04
Amendment to "Comp Plan" Future Land Use Map
Agenda No. 07-57-Ordinance No. 2008-02
Agenda No. 07-61-Ordinance No. 2008-03

412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex Room 102
Wauchula, FL

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public hearing. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the OCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9 Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All Interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that Is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made by a court reporter. 10:11,18c


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vs. Michael Rashad Fain, child
support order.
Yanel Rios Albarran vs.
Estella Villarreal, order,..
The state Department of
Children and Families and
DOR vs. Juan Manuel Juarez,
chi.d support suppended;....
Larry Williams vs. Fl6rida
Parole Commission,. Order
denying petition for review of.
inmate situation.
Jose Pruna vs. State of Flori-
da, order denying petition for
review of inmate situationn_
Pamela Cobb vs. Joseph
Cobb, injunction for protection
amended.
Maria Villafuerte,vs. Robert
Trevino Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Leona K. Knarr and DOR vs.,
Debra Rachelle Knarr, -child
support suspended.

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.
Sonia Aviles, violation of
probation (original charge
felony driving while license
suspended), probation modified
to require employment within
60 days and add 50 hours com-
munity service.
Joseph Henry Cobb, violation
of probation (original charge
carrying. a concealed firearm),
adjudication withheld, proba-'
tion revoked, 30 days in jail,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.


The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Diane Hunter to Edward
Cochran and Stephanie Coch-
ran, $120,000.
Linda K. Albury and Paula
Teresa Hancock to James B.
and Melissa Platt, $180,114.
. Will Bell Tubbs and Burton
Dennis Moseley to James B.
and Melissa Platt, $92,786.
Lawrence B. Sr. and Cynthia
Leigh Wells to 7-E Properties,
$532,000.
Lois Tomlinson to Elliot A.
Roberts and Lance T. Roberts,
$350,000.
David J. Swanick Jr. to
Marion L. Morgan, Anna K.
Morgan and Nelson Morgan,
$95,000.
Vanette S. See to Reyes Nay-
arro and Maria Luna, $149,000.
Fredrick Adam Hash and
Melissa L. Hash Brown to
Richard Leon Nichols, $90,000.
American General Home
Equity Inc. to George E.
Patterson, $19,500.
Kenneth A. and Eileen M.
Lambert to Mary L. Williamson
and Hollie J. Williamson,
$71,950.


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October 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C

and court costs, $40 public Juana Maria Delgado, aggra-
defender fee, 50 hours commu- vated .assault. with a deadly'
nity service, weapon amended to assault,
Jose Luis Merced, DWLS, ,and neglect of child-amended
adjudication withheld, $185 to contributing to the delin-
court costs. quency of a minor, adjudication
Daphanice Denase Thomas, withheld, probation six months,
DWLS, adjudication withheld, $315 fine and court costs, $190
$185. public defender fees.
Jeffrey Lynn Steele, DWLS;, Jason Wyatt Ellison, false
estreated bond. imprisonment and battery, adju-
John Kenneth McBride,. DUI dication withheld, five years
- amended to reckless driving, probation on first charge, one
and leaving the scene of an year on'second charge but con-
accident, probation 12 months, secutive to first five years, $495
$495.50 fine and court costs,'50 fine and court costs, $190 pub-
hours community service. lic defender fees; sexual battery,
Steve Edward McQuaig, not prosecuted. .
DWLS, violation of license re- Stanley Jackson, violation of
strictions and driving an unin- probation (original charges
sured vehicle, probation six armed robbery, possession of
months, $330 fine and court marijuana and possession of
costs. drug. paraphernalia), probation,
William Edward Nims, DUI revoked, three years Florida
and DUI with property damage, State Prison CTS, outstanding
12 months probation, license fines and fees placed on lien.
suspended six months, tag James Milton Kelly, grand
impound 10 days, DUI school, theft, probation 18 months, stay
evaluation and treatment, away from victim, NCTI
$640.50 fine and court costs, school, $495. fine and court'
$100 public defender fees, 50 costs, $190 public defender
hours community service. .fees, 75 hours community ser-
Jennifer Gwen Flores, viola- vice.
tion of probation (original char- Cornelius Jerome Kilpatrick,
ge DUI), probation revoked, 90 two counts sale of cocaine with-
days CTS, outstanding fines in 1,000 feet of a school or
and fees placed on lien. church, 364 days in jail fol-
Elizabeth Danielle DeLeon, lowed by three years drug
DWLS, adjudication withheld, offender probation, license sus-
$185 court costs. ended two years, $49.5 fine
and court costs, $190 public
CIRCUIT COURT defender fees.
The followingcivil actions .Carl Lee, aggravated assault
were filed .recently in the with a deadly weapon and crim-
office of the circuit court: inal mischief, not prosecuted.
Constance M. Jones and the i. Ronnie Rias, aggravated
state Department of Revenue dminestic.,battery and domestic
(DOR) vs. April Desiree Oakes, battery, not prosecuted.
petition for child support. Thomas.David Riley, posses-
Kenneth Lamar Hewett and sion of. cocaine with intent to
Brenda Lee Hewett, divorce,. purchase, transferred to drug
Jesus N. Torres and Santos pretrial intervention program.
Torres, divorce. Weldon Earl Roberts, viola-
Wauchula State Bank vs. tion of probation (original
Dixie L. Rivers et al, petition to charge fleeing to elude a law
foreclose mortgage. ,.. enforcement officer with active
Thomas C. Faulk vs. Bristol lights and siren), probation
West Insurance Services Iic. of "revoked, :two years Florida
Florida, Security National State Prison, outstanding fines
Insurance, damages. a&difees placed on lien.
Countrywide Home.. Loans Jesus Araujo Vasquez, battery
Inc. vs. Jose A. Fuente et al, pe- 'on a detention officer with flu-
tition to foreclose mortgage and ids amended to battery on a
damages. law enforcement officer, 100
days in jail CTS, $95 fine and
The following decisions on court costs, $190 public defend-
civil cases pending in the cir- er fees.
cuit court were handed down Joey. Vinton Davis, violation
recently by the circuit court of community control house
judge: ,. arrest (original charge grand
Eliphoreph LTD vs. Florida theft auto), probation revoked,.
Reno LLC. John Roxborough 60 days ini jail, 'outstanding
and Donald Dennis, order. fines and fees placed on lien.
Ayesha. Rogers vs. Annabel Franklin Daniel Fox, bur-
Luna, dismissal of injunction glary of dwelling amended
for protection. to trespass, and criminal mis-
Jami N. Penney and DOR vs. chief, adjudication withheld,
Jerrick L. Brown, amended probation one year on each
judgment on child support. charge, consecutive, $495 fine
enforcement. and court costs, $52 restitution,
Cynthia G. Fairless and DOR '75. hours community service.
vs. Gabriel Valadez, child sup- Donald A. Rapp, burglary of
port order. structure, grand theft and pos-
Irene Jones and DOR vs. session of drug paraphernalia,
Timothy A. Thompson, child two years probation, $495 fine
support order. and court costs, $340 public
Juanita Gugle and DOR vs. defender fees, $500 investiga-
Jesse Moore, child support tive costs, 75 hours community
order service; possession of metham-
Rhonda D. Graham and DOR phetamine, not prosecuted.


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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
Formal Opening Of Post
Office Tomorrow: Wauchula's
post office moved into its new
location Tuesday afternoon, and
local patrons were given unin-
terrupted service as all boxes
were placed and mail was dis-
tributed through them Wednes-
day as usual.
The spacious new quarters
will be formally opened to the
public Saturday and inspection
is invited by Postmaster Rainey.
The office will be closed Satur-
day afternoon, but Rainey will
be on hand to show patrons
around.

Hardee Rural Schools To End
Terms Tonight: Ten rural
schools in Hardee Coutny will
end their 1932 terms today, hav-
ing opened last May and operat-
ed for six months. Schools that
were closed include: Center
Hill, College Hill, Fort Green,
Gardener, Lake Branch, Lemon
Grove, Pine Dale, Popash,
Torrey and Tura.
Their closing will release
hundreds of children from the
classroom and enable them to
help with truck and citrus crops
and strawberries. Most of the


schools have one to four teach-
ers, the larger schools having
opened later than these.

Wauchula Squad Ties Pal-
metto Tigers, 0-0: The famed
passing and punting attack of
the Tigers from Palmetto High
failed to develop here last
Friday night in Wauchula.
The Wauchula High Wildcats
held the visitors in check, out-
played them from start to finish
and gained a nothing-to-nothing
tie to upset all pre-game predic-
tions. The game was costly to
the Wildcats as "Dutch" Scar-
borough, star fullback, broke
his leg.

50 YEARS AGO
Winners Named In Poster
Contest: Preparations for the
annual Wauchula Elementary
PTA Halloween Carnival began
the first of October, when Mrs.
Joe Himrod announced to the
fourth, fifth and sixth grade the
qualifications for the annual
poster contest.
First-prize winners in each
grade level were: Connie Ertz-
berger, fourth grade; Lynda
Jones, fifth grade; and Nanette
Bostick, sixth grade. Prizes will
be given to the winners at the
carnival. All 65 posters entered
will be on display during the
festivities.

Treble Music Club Mas-quer-


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
November 01, 2007, at 8:45 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO. 08-05
An Ordinance to be known as the Hardee County School
Impact Fee Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida; impos-
ing uniformed impact fees on new residential construc-
tion in Hardee County for providing new and/or expand-
ed schools, related facilities, and capital equipment and
vehicles necessitated by such new development; provid-
ing definitions; providing findings and declarations of the
Board of County Commissioners; providing for the pay-
ment and time of payment of the school impact fees; pro-
viding a method of payment of the school impact fees;
providing for administration; providing for use of monies;
providing for exemptions; providing for credits against
impact fees; providing for refunds of impact fees paid;
providing for fund encumbrance; providing for benefit
areas; providing for severability; providing for conflicts
with other ordinances and providing for an effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact
the County Commissioners Office at least two (2) work-
ing days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at 412 West Orange
Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone
863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman 1o11-18c
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ade Party: The Treble Music
Club will open its 1957-58 year
on Thursday evening, Oct. 24,
at 7 at the Woman's Club with a
Masquerade Party.
All children of the Wauchula
Elementary, Bowling Green
Elementary and Zolfo Elemen-
tary schools who play an instru-
ment or sing, or who are just
interested in music, are eligible
for membership.

Wildcats And Jackets Meet
Here Tonight: A badly crippled
Hardee High eleven will enter-
tain the Bartow Yellowjackets
tonight at Farr Field in a SWF
conference game. The 'Cats
will probably play without the
services of their two first-string
tackles.
Also missing is the first-
string left halfback. In addition
two Wildcat ends, Jack Strick-
land and Billy Buckley, will not
see action. Strickland sustained
a fractured arm in scrimmage
Tuesday and Buckley has an
injured hand.

25 YEARS AGO
Up Up And Away For
Superintendent John Terrell!:
Shown on the front page of the
Oct. 21, 1982, issue of The
Herald-Advocate is Superinten-
dent of Schools John Terrell
waving to students with pilot
Colvin Rouse in a hot air bal-
loon.
The short flight from the field
behind Wauchula Elementary to
a grassy spot near the MacAs-
phalt paving plant on U.S. 17
was to publicize the annual hot-
air balloon race on Nov. 27.
This year it is being sponsored
by the Chamber of Commerce.

Homecoming Is This Friday:
The Homecoming game against
the Lemon Bay Manta Rays
will be played at Hardee
Wildcat Stadium beginning at 8
p.m. Homecoming queen con-
testants will be introduced at a
pre-game ceremony.
The crowning of the queen
and her court will take place at


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
A good reputation is more
valuable than the most ex-
pensive perfume.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 (TLB)

FRIDAY
We wish you not to remain in
ignorance, brothers, about
those who sleep in death;
you should not grieve like the
rest of men who have no
hope.
I Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NEB)

SATURDAY
I will give you peace in the
land, and you will be able to
sleep without fear . I will
walk among you; I will be
your God, and you will be My
people.
Leviticus 26:6,12 (NLT)

SUNDAY
One word of command, one
shout from the archangel,
one blast from the Trumpet
of God and the Lord Himself
will come down from Heav-
en!
I Thessalonians 4:16 (PME)

MONDAY
Oh, Lord God, You made the
skies and the earth with Your
very great power. There is
nothing too hard for you.
Jeremiah 32:17 (NCV)

TUESDAY
The dead in Christ will rise -
they'll go first. Then the rest
of us who are still alive at that
time will be caught up with
them into the clouds to meet
the Master. Oh, we'll be
walking on air! And there will
be one huge family reunion
with the Master.
I Thessalonians 4:17 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
Do not be afraid of them; the
Lord your God Himself will
fight for you.
Deuteronomy 3:4 (NIV)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


half-time. After the game, a
Homecoming dance will be
held at the Agri-Civic Center.

Trick Or Treat Night Oct. 30:
Next Saturday, Oct. 30, has
been more or less designated
as"Trick or Treat" night in
Hardee County. Law enforce-
ment agencies will be increas-
ing their patrols on that night to
insure the safety of children and
keep a close watch for vandals.
Parents are being encouraged
to accompany small children
and older kids are advised to go
with a buddy. Light-colored and
reflective clothing is suggested,
and those walking on the high-
way should walk on the side
facing oncoming traffic.

10 YEARS AGO
Fire Destroys Landmark
Restaurant: With an explosion
that rattled windows blocks
away, a Hardee County dining
institution went up in smoke
last week. The Wauchula Drive-
In Restaurant was destroyed by
fire last Wednesday night.
In all there were 35-40 fire
personnel on the scene with 10
vehicles. City of Wauchula esti-
mates put water usage to con-
tain the fire at about 100,000
gallons. As the firefighters
worked to clear the area, a sed-
ond explosion rocked the build-
ing and it was declared a total
loss.

Former Wauchulan Runs
Across Florida: Native Wau-
chulan David Roddenberry
completed a run across Florida
this past weekend to benefit the
American Lung Association.
Roddenberry's is an exciting
story of a man overcoming an
addiction to smoking, and
going on to be an accomplished
runner who now opposes the
very substance he once craved.
Swim Teams Pile On Wins:
Ho hum! It's another pair of
wins for the Hardee swim
teams. The Wildcats are now at
7-1 with the Lady Wildcats at 6-
2, after each squad added twin
wins last week.
The boys had an easy time of
it as they bounced back from a
97-89 loss at Tampa Prep. They
beat Avon Park 125-44 on
Thursday, and Eustis 125-47 on
Saturday. Hardee girls downed
Avon Park 122-68, and had a
harder time with Eustis with 97-
83.


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


Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. Just as no branch
can bear fruit of itself without abiding in the vine, nei-
ther can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the
Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I
in him bears much fruit. However, part from Me, you
can do nothing.
John 15:4-5
When we produce much fruit, God is honored and glorified
and we prove ourselves to be true followers of Jesus. Jesus says He
loves us just as the Father has loved Him, and tells us to abide in
His love.
Jesus tells us these things so that His joy and delight may be
in us, and that our joy and gladness may be of full measure and
complete and overflowing.
A Golden Nugget would be to abide in Him so that we can
have much joy to overflowing.


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The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 1,2007

'A Hometown Christmas' by Thomas Kinade


PARADE GIM LNES


1. Entries must pertain to the holiday and/or the Christ-
mas theme, A Hometown Christmas,
2. Because this is an evening parade, LIGHTS ARE RE-
QUIRED on all floats or pulled units,
3. Please no Santas, Only helpers are allowed,
4, Please no vendors.
5. Entries with animals must provide their own clean up
during line up and along the parade route. For the
safety of the spectators and parade participants, all ani-
mals must be accompanied by a walking chaperone.
6. No alcohol or tobacco are allowed.
7. Banner and/or poster and flash lights are required to
precede float.


8. Please have two walkers beside each float.
9. Field will be available from 9:00 am.-4:30 p.m. All
participants are required to be in position no later than
4:30 p.m.
10. Immediately following the parade, participants must
have'a representative at the judging stand for award
presentations.
11. Please have at least 1 adult assigned to every 20 chil-
dren. Children must be accompanied at all times,
12. Registration deadline is Friday, November 16th.
13. In the event of a severe weather cancellation, the pa-
rade will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 8,
2007


Entry Form

Please print. Only completed forms will be acceptetL
Check all that apply.


Entry 7ype: O Float

Category: o Church

Accompanied by Music? Yes


Accurate and clear description of entry


Business or Organization:


Contact Person:


Addres:


o Vehicles o Marching Unit

a RV Park o Commercial


o Other


a Non Commercial


aNon Profit


Phone Number:


City AZp:


All entry forms must be received by Friday, November 16th 2007 to:
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 683 Wauchula, Florida 33873 Fax: 863-773-0229 Email: hardeecc@strato.net
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Thursday, October 18, 2007


By JOAN SEAMAN opponent Braden River, replete
Of The Herald-Advocate with pre-game and halftime
Homecoming and a district Homecoming thrills and the
game all wrapped into one. crowning of the 2007 Home-
The Hardee Wildcats get a coming Queen and her court.
visit Friday from District 12 A "Blast From The Past"




IGAMESTATISTICS


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


HARDEE OPPONENTS


theme coincides with last week-
end's Centennial Celebration in
Wauchula. The parade will
form at 2 p.m. on the field
behind the old Junior High gym
and take off about 2:30, going
east on Main Street, south to
Orange Street and back to the
junior high. In case of rain, the
'parade will be the same time on
Saturday.
Braden River comes in with a
3-4 record, 1-1 in district play,
losing to DeSoto .34-3 and
blanking Avon Park 17-0. Other
losses have come from Venice,
28-0, Bradenton Bayshore 28-
14, and North Port last week
13-7. Wins have been over
Lakewood Ranch 20-6 in the
season's opener, and Lake
Placid 38-14.
Senior quarterback Willie
Neal leads the Pirate attack,
with help froml6 other seniors,
13 juniors, 10 sophs (including
backup quarterback Steven Fis-
cher) and three talented fresh-
men.
Hardee counters with a well-
schooled and well-rested of-
fense and defense. Senior
Jimmy Cimeus is the scoring
leader with 11 TDs, more than
all Hardee opponents. Class-
mates Jayquan Gandy and quar-
terback Jordan Grimsley each
have five TDs, Onel Virgile
one, freshman Jarrius Lindsey
one and the Wildcat defense
three plus a safety. Senior kick-
er Jose Castaneda winds up the
package offensively
Year-to-date statistics show
Hardee outscoring opponents
161-88, amassing 1,668 offen-
sive yards to just 1,143 for op-
ponents. While the passing at-
tack has suffered since' the loss
of sophomore quarterback Eza-
yi Youyoute, it may return in his
first game back tomorrow.
Defensively, there have been
a host of contributors, led by
senior outside linebacker Wade
Mahoney, classmates Jason
Jester and Logan Thomas, and
juniors David Newcomb, Nolan
Neuhouser, Lance Mason and
Skylar Alden, just to name a
few.
The 0 line has improved in
every game, with center Tyler
Bumby, guards, Carlos Ramirez
and Brett Tyson and tackles Ty-
rone Pace and Alex Lanier. On
the D line, it is Thomas, Alden,
Mason and Kris Rossman or
Postene Louisjeune.


ABOUT ...
Letters To
The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be received
by 5 p.m. on Monday to be
considered for that week's
edition. Submissions should
be .typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, RO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
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ter's degree in library science has taken her many places,
from the University of Wiscon- Lang is very excited about.her
sin Milwaukee. After earning new position in Hardee County.
her degrees, she has held many She says she learned of the
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By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
With fall arriving, many
changes are happening within
the community. Pumpkins are
being carved, costumes are
being purchased, nights are
becoming cooler.
But did you notice the change
at the Hardee County Public
Library?
As of late July, the library has
a new member on its staff. Patti
Lang, a resident of Port
Charlotte, has taken over the
position of library director. Her
duties include choosing books
and materials for the adult sec-
tion, selecting audiovisual
materials, supervising the staff,
and promoting the library by
attending community meetings.
Lang has big plans for
improving the Hardee County
Public Library, and says she is
glad to be in such a nice county.
She plans on updating library
materials and serving the com-
munity to the best of her ability.
She hopes to interest more peo-
ple in using this county
resource.
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of the library is to provide cur-
rent materials, information and
programs to meet the recre-
ational and learning needs of
Hardee County and its visitors.
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times challenging, Lang is no
newcomer to this position of
leadership. She has worked in
the library system for 25-plus
years. For nine of them, she was
the statewide coordinator for
the Kansas State Library.
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degree in educational stud-


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2D The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2007


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)
9:27-10:18c


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 TO:
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
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.


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A Rose is a flower, that's a beauty to see.

To receive one, I'd be as happ9 as I could be.

A Rose is a flower, a beauty to behold,
To receive just one, bringsjoy untold.

A Rose is a flower, and when received as a gift,
brings a smile to our face, and our hearts a lift


A Rose is a Flower, its beauty beyond compare,
if I only had one rose, I'd give it for others to share.


A Rose is a Flower, its beauty will always abound,
just give me one KOSe, as I'm lowered into the ground.

A Rose is a flower, and in this life has its place,
I believe a simple rose, could be an extension of God's Grace.

A Rose is a flower to calm a saddened 5oul,
a creation of God given that we may hold.

A Rose is a flower, that's given to all,
to honor a 5oul at the final call.


A Rose is a Flower, one of a few in God's bouquet,
it is a symbol of love and peace, what more can one say?

-Iilton Williams

brantley,Ala.

PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
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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. 252007DP000101
IN THE INTEREST OF:
P, D. DOB: 10/21/1996
P., T. DOB: 10/21/1996
P., A. DOB: 11/22/1999
P., C. DOB: 05/17/2002
Children. /
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Elizabeth Purser
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 children:


D.P.
a white male child
born on October
21,1996

A.P.
a white male child
born on
November 22,
1999


T.P.
a white male child
born on October
21,1996
C.A.
a white female
child born on May
17,2002


and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on December
20, 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 MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME
SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE
ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETI-
TION 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 PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at 1014 South
6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873,
telephone (863) 773-9746, not
later than seven days prior to the
proceeding. 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, DATED THIS 8th day of October,
2007 2007.


B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK


C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
10:4-25c


B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
"' C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
10:11-11:1c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY

CASE NO.: 252006CA000531
JAMES SASSER, JR.,


Plaintiff,


FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A
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. EVERS, 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
October, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
10:4-25c


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's proving time for the
Hardee golf teams.
Both were in Class IA, Re-
gion 6, District 16 competition
at The Bluffs on Monday.
Results were not available at
press time.
Hardee's biggest competi-
tion, as usual, will be from the
West Coast private schools,
such as Bradenton Christian,
Bradenton Prep, Sarasota Out-
Of-Door, Braddato..? St. Step-
hen's and Sarasota"Christian.
Both Bradenton Christian and
Sarasota Christihn both have
only boys golf.
Other teams in District 16 are
Avon Park, Braden River, Sara-
sota Cardinal Mooney, DeSoto
and Lake Placid.
Hardee girls played on Thurs-
day at The Bluffs, the DeSoto
home course. Freshman Kara
, Norris had her best outing of
the year with a 51. "She is start-
ing to click," said Coach Byron
Jarnagin. His other players are
freshmen Emily Williams and




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Once again the women of
Fort Green Baptist pulled off a
wonderful evening for the an-
nual Ladies Night Out. Unable
to attend myself, I understand
that the event was outstanding,
and some have said it was one
of the best. Congratulations,
ladies, on a job well done! If I
had to guess, Connie Coker and
Pat Gugle are already busy
planning next year's event.

Makayla Chancey is 11! To
celebrate, she and several of her
close friends danced and sang-
Friday evening away with a
Hannah Montana themed party.
Joining in the festivities were
Brianna Alderman, Courtney
Alexander, Brianna Waters,
Cassidy and Amanda Wilson,
Caryssa Johnson, Kaitlyn Laker
and Rebeka Brown. Happy
birthday, Makayla!

Happy birthday wishes also
go out to Matthow Laker. He
recently turned 8. Matthew is
the youngest son of the Rev.
Brian and Jennifer Laker.

Carol Brown recently cele-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000105
IN RE THE ESTATE OF:
HOWARD FREDERICK BOWLING,
Deceased / -

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Howard Frederick Bowling,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 9, 2007, and
whose social security number is
292-30-8403, is pending In the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
served must file their claims witli.
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is October 18, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Guy R. Bowling
5616 21st Street Court West
Bradenton, Florida 34207

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
David P. Johnson, Esquire
Florida Bar Number: 525499

2201 Ringling Blvd., #104
Sarasota, FL 34237
Telephone (941) 365-0118
10:18,25c


Lauren Moore, soph Macey
Reas and seniors Ciarra Chan-
cey and Nicole Bromley.
At the first annual Heartland
Invitational golf tourney on
Oct. 6, Hardee faced Sebring,
Avon Park, DeSoto and Lake
Placid, finishing square in the
middle. "Our scores were a lit-
tle higher than I expected, but
that happens sometimes," said
Coach George Heine.
As usual, senior Kaleb
Saunders led the Wildcat pack,
carding an 81 with one birdie.
Junior Jake Crews was next
with an 82 with a pair of bird-
ies. Classmate Brek McCleni-
than had 90 and Kyle Cobb a 91
to round out the Wildcat team
scoring. James Olliff fired a 91
and young Taylor Barlow, only,
a freshman, mustered a 98, said
Heine.
The 'Cats went to the Bluffs
last Tuesday and picked up
another win, 157 to 212 over
DeSoto. "These scores were a
big improvement over Satur-
day's. Saunders came around in
par 36," said Heine. Junior Ben




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By Amy Davis Brown
781-1321
ftgreen4@gmail.net


brated a birthday, too! How-
ever, I don't think she would
appreciate me sharing her age.
A birthday supper was held in
her honor at the new home of
her middle son, Jason, and his
wife, Yesi. Other family mem-
bers there for the evening were
John Brown, Hollyann and
Hannah Brown, Rebeka and
Aaron Brown, Johnmark
Brown and myself.

We have some great kids out
here in Fort Green! They are
smart and talented. I-want to
brag- on a few of them:
Recently, at two different
School Board meetings, Ma-
kayla Chancey, Alex Pierstorff,
Chris Reid, and Rebeka and
Aaron Brown were recognized
for their outstanding Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test scores. (They all get this
from their mothers.)
Kaitlyn Laker competed with
her Pop Warner cheerleading
squad over the weekend in Fort
Meade. The, did great, and
have advanced on to regionals
with their eyes on the state
competition. Congratulations,
Kaitlyn and team!
Swimming and diving for our
high school swim team are Jake
Willis, Chris Reid and T.K.
Hogenauer. I'm not sure of their
scores, but I know they are all
doing great and having a good
time. Good luck, guys!

Norma Alejandro had a
"frightful"evening this past


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Krause, who had a trip to
Auburn University and missed
Saturday's events, came in next
at 39.
Crews and Olliff both shot
41s. McClenithan and Cobb
came around in 49 and 49
respectively.
When Frostproof cancelled
last Thursday's match, Heine
arranged a tri-match at The
Bluffs with Avon Park and
DeSoto. Avon Park won with
154, Hardee had 158 and
DeSoto 230.
Saunders again came home
with a 36, sinking a pair of
birdies. McClenithan had 40,
Krause and Crews both 41,,

Olliff 44 and Cobb 46. "These'
scores are going to have to be
lower if we are going to con-
tend against the golf factories in
districts. The top 20 teams. at
state last year were all private
schools except for one public
school that finished 16th. It will
be a tall mountain to climb, but
we will put on our climbing
gear and give it a shot," con-
cluded Heine.




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Friday. She and her parents,
Randy and Faye Davis, attend-
ed "Phobia" at Cypress; Gar-
dens. They all had a "spooktac-,
ular" time.

Aaron Brown went on his
first dove hunt Saturday after-
noon with his dad, Johnmark, in
the eastern part of the county.
He bagged two birds. I'm not
sure if he's more proud of that
or the huge bruise the shotgun
left on his arm.

Mark your calendars for Nov.
3! It's going to be an exciting
and fun-filled afternoon as Fort
Green Baptist hosts a communi-
ty-wide fall festival. Activities
will begin at 3 p.m. and contin-
ue until 6. There will be games,
hay rides, country/gospel mus-
ic, a cake walk, chili cookoff
and more!
Volunteers are still needed, as
well as youth best pot of chili
and your most delicious cake.
Other items needed as dona-
tions are candy and prizes,
drinks, cornbread, chips, crack-
ers, etc. If you are able to help,
please contact me or Pastor
Brian Laker. We encourage
everyone to come out and join
us.

We invite you to' have fun
with us during the fall festival,
but want you to come back to
be revived! Randy Perry will be
leading revival services Sun-
day, Nov. 4, through Wednes-
day, Nov. 7. Make plans to
attend.


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October 18, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3D


Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Bateman *;.
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition .. .

LET'S TALK ABOUT RISKY BEHAVIORS
The message "life is full of choices, choose wisely" seems to
say it all, but teens need the help and guidance from the adults in
their lives to make wise choices.
October is a month when the Hardee County Drug Prevention
Coalition and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance work to
raise awareness about drug use and the teen birth rate. This is
National Let's Talk Month.
There are many factqrs involved in these risky behaviors that
are life-altering, and adults do not always stop to think about how
the teen brain functions as it is developing into an adult brain.
Studies of the adolescent brain tell us that the emotional cen-
ter of the brain develops early. In teenagers, this part of the brain is
very active, so big emotions come easily to teens. The teenage
brain is learning the new things required to be an independent
adult, and learning new things always involves risk.
The brain wiring that attracts teens to positive risks may also
make truly dangerous experiences like drug use seem attractive,
because the part of the brain that processes negative consequences
is not completely developed and is the last part of the brain to fully
develop.
So, thinking choices through to identify the long-range conse-
quences of drug experimentation or becoming sexually active is
beyond the adolescent brain's ability without consistent assistance
and guidance from adults. This is why all adults need to be con-
cerned, know the facts and share them with the young people in
your life.
Many adults hide behind their idea that either they don't have
kids or their kids are not thinking about getting involved in risky
behaviors, so it is not their problem.
But the consequences of these decisions cost each and every
taxpayer.
According to the Florida Department of Health, there were 95
births in Hardee County to teens between the ages of 15 and 19.
This cost Hardee County taxpayers nearly two million dollars, or
exactly $1,952,000.
Most teenagers do not have a realistic view of the cost of rais-
ing a child. One way to give them a reality check is to share with
your teenager your household budget and how you handle the cost
of providing food, clothing, shelter and such things as the extra
activities they enjoy.
The cost of early onset of drug use and abuse by teens is cost-
ly to taxpayers as well. Research shows that teens with a realistic
view of the dangers of drug abuse and addiction are less likely than
others to become drug users later in life. This cost is sometimes
seen in unemployment, broken marriages, lack of productivity on
the job, absenteeism on the job, and the list goes on.
Rehabilitation takes time and commitment, and much of the
funding for these programs comes from tax dollars.
Setting goals and finding activities that challenge and excite
teenagers is a skill that takes a great deal of practice and guidance.
Living life and knowing how to work a plan to reach a goal takes
time, patience and persistence.
Invest in the future and spend some time talking with a teenag-
er. The most important thing you can give your children, is your
time. Young people do listen to their parents and other adults.
So, spend some time and talk with young people, find out what
is on their hearts and minds, and take a genuine interest in guiding
them through the tough teen years and beyond.


IS HELL A REAL PLACE?
Q: I have lost a loved one. For years now I've done nothing
but shake my fist at God. I can't help but think that it's His
fault. If He loves me, then how could He take my loved one? I
really don't like feeling this way. I once had a very close rela-
tionship with God.
Signed, Still Grieving
A: First of all, God doesn't go around just killing people.
* Everyone's days are numbered. He's a God of order and knows all
. things.
But, He also gave mankind free will. The Bible talks of it
shortening our days. Many times in the Old Testament, death was
the result of sin. Sin is a choice we make.
t. So? sometimes the lifestyle we choose, the choices we make,
the things we do can result'in a shortened life. That is not God's
fault.
There also are times when God allows someone to die, for rea-
sons we do not understand. In the Bible, Hezekiah was told by the
prophet that he was to get his affairs in order because he would
soon die. He began to pray and cry out to God, and the Lord sent
the prophet right back into him to let him know that he was going
to give him 15 more years to live.
But, this was not God's will.
So, Hezekiah goes on to have a son within the next three years,
and that son ends up to be a very wicked person who destroys
everything his father lived and worked for. With his God-given free
will, he overrode God's perfect will. The enemy steals their goods
and everything is left in a mess. Why'? Because Hezekiah didn't
trust God enough to say, "Father, Your will be done."
Just because God is All Powerful doesn't mean He should be
blamed for everything.
'Find it in your heart to love and forgive God. Trust that He had
your best interest at heart. He could see up the road, and something
worse could have taken place. Even though death seems like the
worst thing, Hezekiah has proven that lengthened days only
brought more heartache.
God will never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you
regardless of what you feel in your heart right now.
His heart is broken to see you sad. Just as any Father, He wants
His children to have only sunshine, peace and prosperity. But,
sometimes it doesn't always work out that way.
Yes, everything is in His control, unlike us earthly parents.
That is why we should trust Him even more. His will is always the
best.
When you stop asking why and start saying, "I trust You,
Father," then you will find the peace you are seeking and forgive-
ness can come.
Signed, Penny
ntenny Johnson is the pastor of Soul Harvest Ministries and the
host of the "Penny, Keeping it Real" television program. Her web
site is pennyjohnson.net and her fax number is 863-773-4944 for
your questions.


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.)


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


LAUGHTER AND SERIOUS ILLNESS
You just have to laugh. Well, you don't have to but it helps.
Every day, troubles loom before us. Some we've known and
dealt with for a long time, others come out of the blue. Some are
exasperating, but basically trivial. Others may threaten our very
lives.
I'm thinking particularly about people with major health
issues. Whether you've watched loved ones face a grim diagnosis
or you've had to face such a diagnosis yourself, it absolutely
knocks the stuffing out of you.
Anyone who's seriously ill needs a lot of things: quality health
care, support from family and friends and the mindset to get
through the tough times ahead. The last can be difficult to achieve
for someone living with pain and fear but it can make all the dif-
ference.
A friend of mine, diagnosed with cancer, made up his mind to
live with as much good grace and good will as possible. Several
years later, after losing first his bladder and then his right lung, he's
adjusted to what he calls "a new normal." His upbeat attitude has
not only helped him, but also the people around him make it
through the difficult circumstances.




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Week' At HJH!


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Reviewed By Kayla Austin weird magic. Overall, I
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hair, make-up, money, and recommend this book fc
shopping, you need to meet ple that enjoy fantasies
Massie Block, the alpha of the body looking for a good b
clique, Dylan Marvil, Alicia read. In fact, our whole
River, and Krist-en Gregory. is getting ready to rea
The book starts when Claire, book in anticipation of
Judi, Jay, and Todd Lyons move by N.E. Bode!
into the Blocks guest house.
Dylan, Massie's clone, is
overly obsessed with her weight
and getting a boyfriend. M
Alicia, a beautiful, skinny, and
rich girl, wants to take Massie's M ira
throne, and she just might.
Smart, and the best at insulting
people, is Kristen. She can ,
bring you to tears really fast. '
Last, but not least, is the LyonsEva
family, who are not rich, and a
little annoying to Massie.
Claire is disliked and a little
weird. Her Keds are so third
grade, and clothes are all thrift
store, so not Octavian country Suill
day school. ', '--
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read "The Clique" by Lisi JOin Faitl
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school kids hate to read, I don't
blame you. Well, "The Any-
bodies" is a fantastic book! It is Con
about a girl, Fern, who was
mixed up at birth. She finally
meets her real father, and also
finds out that her real mom has
passed away. In this story she Pastors
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I read about a doctor who described the patients who get can-
cer as either "transmitters" or "transformers." Transmitters relay
the negativity of a bad situation to everyone they meet.
Transformers, like my friend, do their best to truly change a nega-
tive into something positive.
And that's where humor comes in.
Studies show that laughter improves all kinds of body systems:
immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and muscular. It
reduces pain and stress; increases alertness and energy and pro-
vides an overall sense of well-being. Using humor helps increase
our sense of control over events and diminishes the feeling of pow-
erlessness found in most negative situations.
Mary Anne Sinclair knows all about the power of laughter.
While she was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, she
decided to get her priorities in order. She wanted to help children
who suffering with cancer. She always loved clowns, and now she
decided to become one.
Sinclair, a fashion designer, attended a clown school and
encouraged some friends to join her in volunteering to work with
the youngsters at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi,
Texas. Eventually, the small group of women increased to two
dozen, known as Clowns Who Care. In their colorful elaborate cos-
tumes, they regularly visit and entertain sick children and their
families as well.
"We get as much out of it as the kids do," says Sinclair. The
volunteers make a special point of spending time with the parents.
"They're worn out and they're worried sick. We help them any
way we can." Sinclair concludes, "Working with the children has
taught each of us one good thing: the infinite value of simply mak-
ing someone happy."
Making someone happy might seem pretty minor in the great
scheme of things, except that we know better. A moment of joy and
laughter can make a World of difference to people who are suffer-
ing, whatever the cause of their pain.
President John Kennedy said something I've never forgotten:
"There are three things which are real: God, human folly and
laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension. So we must
do what we can with the third."
For a free copy of "How To Live With Cancer," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004;
or e-mail: mail @christophers.org.

YOU Can Appear In ...
Poet's Place
Are you a poet? Let us show it! Your work could be published in
this newspaper in "Poet's Place," a weekly feature which relies
solely on reader submissions. Poems must be your own original
work, written by you, not someone else. To appear in this fea-
ture, send your poetry, name and town of residence to: Poet's
Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873
or fax 773-0657.


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NEW LiSTliNGt 30 ac. with 10 ac. Hamlin, 10 ac. Valencia, 10 ac.
beautiful oaks, microjet irrig. 12-in. well. $470,000. Call. David
NEW LISTING 10 ac ValenaD.cose. irrigated & drain tile.
$18,0S."0 per a, Call David -:.... "-".
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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



2004 MAYTAG APPLIANCES, like
new, all electronic, dishwasher,
refrigerator, and ceramic top
range. 863-781-7553. 10:11-18p



2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA excellent
condition. 773-3221. 10:18-25p
2006 DODGE CHARGER, loaded,
one owner, excellent condition,
black with tinted windows,
$20,000. 863-781-1173. 10:18-25p






5 & 8 AC, Arcadia
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REALTY INC. | Bus. (863) 773-00
402 South 6th Avenue Fax: (863) 773-00
Wauchula, FL 33873 www.lambertrealty.
Doris Lam

OWNER MOTIVATED Lovely Walk to school from thi
CB/Stucco home located in Knollwood; pletely updated, 2
3B/2Bths; 2527 sq ft; screened porch, wood/carpet/ceramic ti
fireplace, new kitchen and new roof. with ceramic tile county
PRICE JUST REDUCED to $179,000 and family room. $218,0
BEST BUY! New roof, kitchen cabinets, bath- COMFORTABLE AND
room fixtures, tile floors, and A/C; fenced yard. D/W, built in 2006; 12!
Owner will help with closing costs! $115,900 located on quiet street
COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN! $75,500
FIVE ACRES and 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home; Excellent Location for
great room floor plan; inside utility; new A/C in 3B/lBth CB/Stucco h
2007 and new roof in 2005; detached 24x36 con- 3B/1Bkitchen; prop CB/tucco
create workshop; two 4" deep wells. $299,000 kitchen; property is fe
ready for your horses o
Lovely Spanish style 4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home country but close to tow
built in 2005; great master suite; walk-in clos-
ets; 2319 sq ft living area; many extras in this PRICE REDUCED G
Lake Alfred area home. Listed at $319,900 2B/lBth, C/B home w
place; fenced yard;
Spacious 3B/3Bth home on large corner lot; tall $88,500
ceilings, open and airy, French doors, and
wheel chair accessible. $128,500 Two 1/2 acre lots; det
Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/1Bth M/H-I, water and sewer; pav(
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large $35,000
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie Looking for a weekend
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000 small creek, large oak
plenty of wildlife, well,
MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS HOME TODAY! $119,000
Convenient location to schools, shopping and
more; 4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood floors; Large commercial corn
wood burning fireplace; fenced back yard. on Highway 17 South. $
$147,000 on Highway 17 South. $
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE! OFFERS WANTED! (
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of ERTY! 2 acres with pos
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors; more acreage; M/H usi
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras enough for semi-tracto
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000 park Bowling Green. As


10 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


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


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38
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bert

is 4B/2.5Bth home, com-
station beauty salon,
le, solid oak cabinetry
rs, spacious master suite
000

)'SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth
96 sq. ft., large kitchen;
in Charlie Creek area.

r this 5 ACRES and
home; newly updated
nced and cross fenced -
*r other livestock; in the
n. $229,900

GREATT BUY FOR THIS
ith wood burning fire-
family neighborhood.

ed restricted area; city
ed road frontage. Each

I retreat? 5 Acres with
;s, palmettos, secluded,
septic tank and fenced.'

er lot, 1.2 acres located
100,000

COMMERCIAL PROP-
sible option to purchase
ed as office; shop large
r; located in industrial
king $165,000


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202


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1973 DUMP TRUCK works good,
3 axles, 18 yards. 773-5049 Jose
Flores. 10:18p
'92 CHEVY VAN good condition,
runs good, $3,000 OBO. 781-
6933. 10:18-25p
'89 CADILLAC SED-DEV, low
mileage, extra clean, white with
white leather int., Purchased new
by lady that is now elderly and
doesn't drive anymore. 863-735-
0907 or 863-245-1496. $3,995.
10:18p
2000 RAM 2500 turbo diesel,
excellent condition. 735-2626.
10:18c
WE PAY $100 per junk car and we
pick up. 773-4300 Carl's
Recycling. 7:19tfc
TOP DOLLAR PAID for junk cars.
We pick-up. Crooms 773-0637.
5:17tfc



MATCHING DESK and bookshelf,
good condition, $50; dinette and
hutch set, light pine coloring. 863-
781-7553.. 10:11-18p.



NATIONAL COMPANY seeking
driver Class B CDL with air-
brakes, hazmat endorsement.
Computer experience desired.
Benefits/401K. Apply in person,
804 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula. 10:18c


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MAKING: REAI. EmSTAT RAI. EASYV"
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SOUTHERN OAKS ASSISTED liv-
ing facility is looking for part-time
and/or full-time employees. Call
the office at 773-9557 to set up
times for interviews. 10:18c
C.N.A.'s NEEDED Certified
Nursing Assistants needed to
provide assistance in the homes
of elderly and disabled. Full-time
w/benefits. $8.00/hr. Mileage re-
imbursement at $.445/mile. Must
have dependable transportation
and proof of auto insurance.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310
North 8th Ave., Wauchula. 863-
773-2022 EOE, DFWP. 10:11-18c
EXPERIENCE IN GROVE work,
tractor driving, mechanic work.
Stop by Monday-Wednesday, 1-4,
2354 SR 64 W., Wauchula.
9:20-10:18p


HARDEE COUNTY $495 MOVES
YOU IN! BRAND NEW
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 Aho.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc
HIGHLANDS COUNTY $495
MOVES YOU IN! Brand new
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc
3 TO CHOSE FROM! 3 BR/1 B
w/inground pool, $119,900; 5
BR/2 B, $69,900; 3 BR/1 B con-
crete block, $79,900. Carol's
Realty. 863-412-8932. 10:11tfc
3 BR/1 BA, concrete block home,
$79,900, 309 Goolsby St., Wau-
chula. Carol's Realty 863-412-
8932. 10:18c


Full Citrus Caretaking and Management
For Desoto, Hardee, Highlands,
and Manatee Counties since 1991.
Specializing in Variable Rate Tree-See
K R A USE Technology for Herbiciding, Fertilizing,
GROVE SERVICE. INC. Spraying, and Temik Applications.
Darin Hughes David Terrell Efran Schraeder
Production Manager CCA, Grove Scout Operations Manager
863-781-0349 863-781-0536 863-781-0090
863-735-1286 2807 Ralph Johns Road Wauchula, FL cilo:18c


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


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well In place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
This 5-acre tract Is the perfect place for horses
or recreational ,purposes. Great place to relo-
cate your mobile home and family! Owner moti-
vated to sell! Reduced to Only $65,000.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC Is the
perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract
Owner says "SELL IT!!!
JUST LISTED!!
Nice 5 acre tract on paved road. 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath doublewide mobile home. Beautiful deck
w/jacuzzl, 30x31 barn, w/extra 8x10 shed. Great
for home business. $175,000.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath, $50,000. All offers considered.
COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY
We aim to serve you like you are
Our only customer.
You want it sold?
CALL THE BEST TEAM
IN REAL ESTATE
773-2122


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!! S
FOOTED TUB!!! This charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a Bed and Breakfast. 5
acres of high and dry land surrounds the oak shaded home. $194,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat
to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre pr make an offer!!
HWY 17 FRONTAGE zoned commercial approx. 1.48 acres fenced. Great location for new
business. $225,000. Possible lease with option to buy. ciom08c


NEED MORE ROOM?
Come take a look at this 3/2 with an Office and
Game room. This home features a large kitchen
and Inside utility room For $154,900.
FULLY FURNISHED!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
Furnished M/H with Front & Back Screened
Porches, Storage Shed & Carport. Only
$89,900.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN AVON PARK
This newly listed home has 3 Bedrooms, 2
Baths with 2 Car Garage. Kitchen has upgraded
appliances with wood and tile flooring.
Reduced Price: $174,500
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on
Townsend St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
BIG BIG HOUSE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF
ROOM!!! This 4/2 with double carport has many
extras Including a Large Den/Game Room and
two wood burning fireplaces. Reduced to
$175,000 for a quick sale! Well worth it.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. May not last long at list
price of $125,000.
QUIET AND SECLUDED!!!
This 5.5 acre parcel is located near Peace River
and offers a quiet and restful setting to camp or
build your home. $100,000.
REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 4
Bedroom, 4 Bath with new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof. $172,000. This one is a must see.
JUST REDUCED!!! Come take a look at the 3/2
2005 Mobile Home that sits on .75 Acres. Price
Reduced to $88,500.


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5 BR/2 BA, 417 N. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, $69,900. Carol's
Realty. 863-412-8932 or 941-627-
2769. 10:18c
3 BDR/ 2 BTH, block home, built
in 2004, 316 Garden Dr. 863-245-
6793. 10:4-11:1p
FOR SALE OR RENT: 4B1/1 1/2
bath block. Reduced! $91,000.
Call 781-1062. 10:18c
RECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.5105dixi-
ana.com. 8:30tfc


GOLF CLUBS Ping Irons, $100;
ladles clubs, tour collection,
graphite shafts, $100. Tour action,
Cleveland blades, $100. 832-
0911. 10:18p
3-PIECE\,EDROOM SET full
size bed, \resser, chest, oak
color, $250. 73-4822 after 5 p.m.
10:18p
2 UPRIGHT FREEZERS, $100
each; double-sided refrigerator &
regular refrigerator, $75 each;
entertainment center, $150; mar-
ble coffee table, $75. 773-3512.
10:18c


FREE antique upright piano. NO
delivery, evenings 773-6789.
10:18p
NICE UPRIGHT PIANO with
bench, accessories, $550. 863-
773-2396, 863-832-0334.


10:11-18p
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3/2 IN CHARLIE CREEK, $59,900.
863-412-8932. Carol's Realty.
10:11tfc
ROLLING BACK PRICES New
doublewide, 28x44, 3/2, $47,500.
Low down payment. Financing
plans available. 863-773-2207.
10:11-11:8p


NOW IS THE TIME New
land/home package, doublewide
& 1/4 ac. lot. Priced to sell!
$74,900. 863-773-2007.
10:11-11:8p
PRICED TO MOVE Two new
mobile homes on 1/4 lots in a nice
neighborhood. Both models have
a porch. Low priced for you to
move Into now, $94,050. Possible
owner financing with very little
down. 863-773-2007. 10:11-11:8p
DON'T RENT ANY MORE Buy for
less We have new and used
mobile homes to choose from.
Owner financed and bank
financed with little money down.
863-773-2007. 10:11-11-8p


BUY YOUR OWN HOME TODAY -
If you don't think you qualified
give me a chance to get you
financed. I have several financial
plans. Many homes to choose
from. 863-773-2007. 10:11-11:8p
16 WIDE MH SALE. 767-8822.
Excellent shape. 9:20tfc

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PUBLISHER


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Angel
Lozano, Michael Vermily, Rosa
Carmona, Jennifer Nichols,
Anililech Wenthold will be sold
pursuant to Warehouseman's
Lien said sale will be at Bowling
Green Storage, 5020 Hwy. 17 N.,
Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00
a.m., November 1, 2007.
10:11-18p


FREE TO GOOD home, 6 week
old, 3/4 bird dog, 1/4 black-mouth
cur. 781-5343. 10:18nc


Located in Wauchula


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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.
Home 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
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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.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.


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Realtor Realtr < \ Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-39 (863)381-2769
An Independently Owned ro(erage
* NEW LISTING * *





Ideal country living surrounds this beautiful 3BR/2BA
home on a gorgeous 3/4 acre oak tree lot in the Ft. Green
area. Built in 2002 this home has beautiful wood lami-
nent/tile flooring and new paint inside and out. It has a
must see screened in under roof patio on the back that is
the width of the house, tiled and has full electricity. Just
for the kids, a built in solid wood playground in the yard.
It also has a new partially enclosed pole barn with electric-
ity and custom built dog pens. This home is priced to sell
at $185,900. Don't wait, it won't last long!!!!!
Call Tanya Dubberly 863-781-3069.
65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract 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.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.

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


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Where a Job Can Become A Career
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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
disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
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.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Dietary Aides- Wash dishes, clear tables, cleaning in
kitchen & dining area.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.
Social Worker-Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or
Human Services req'd. 1 yr social work exp. 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
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5 ACRES FOR SALE 1260
Painter Road. Call 781-2375 or
781-7978. 10:18-11:15p


91 MALLARD travel trailer, 32 ft.,
$1,250 OBO. 375-9925. 10:18p


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack UIIrich
Warehouses. 773-6448. 10;18c
2 BR/ 1 BATH/ MH Fenced yard,
$550 me. plus utilities. 863-781-
6784. 10:18p


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For the following position:
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Apply in person at Best Western
2727 US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green
Tel: 863-773-2378

Drug Free Workplace. Criminal back-
groutind and driver' s license checked
prior to hiring.







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Noey A. Flores

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK






-, ..' . ..

3BR New Home just completed Central Air & Heat CB
wl/carport. Large Lot sewer & water appliances included -
all for $135,000.

Looking for a Mobile Home We have a good variety from lots
to 5 acre tracts one 2.5 acre tract Priced from
$39,900.00 to $165,000.00
New Homes in Wauchula, Zolfo Springs and Bowling Green -
100% Financing if you qualify This is the time to look
Home in Sunset Park 4 BR / 1.5 Ba CB with Central Air/Heat,
Storage Shed and large corner lot for children to play in.
Reduced $151,000.00
2005 SW Mobile Home in Zolfo Springs 3 BR/2 BA with
Central Air/Heal. Plenty of storage room, outside garage.
Appliances included: Washer & Dryer. $72,000.00
Home in Sunset Park 3 BR/1 BA great starter home fenced in
back yard and storage shed. $135,000.00
Minutes from Town! You must see this 3 BR/1 BA home that sits
on just under an acre. Property is outside the city limits with a
one car garage and laminate wood flooring.
Offered at $127,900.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WiTH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
m Our lisitngs are on the Internet.
Lo Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
0,R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flares, 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 Lanier (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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ZOLFO 3 BR/1 B, C/HA, very
nice. 735-2626. 10:18c
SE RENTA UNA CASA en Bowling
Green, la casa esta en una buena
area, es ideal para una family
.grande. Para mas information
porfavor Ilame al 863-781-5246
pregunte per Ester o Ilame al 863-
245-9673. 10:18-25p
VERY NICE HOME for rent in a
nice area. Home is suitable for a
large family, the home is located
in Bowling Green. For more infor-
mation please call 863-781-5246
ask for Esther or call 863-245-
9673. 10:18-25p
FT. MEADE Northside Apart. 2
BR/1 B, C/HA, nice neighbor-
hood, $600 month security
deposit required. Call Sheila 781-
3039, 375-9988, 863-285-7203.
10:18tfc
HOUSE FOR RENT 4 bdrm., 2
bths. 786-218-5250, 786-218-
5236. 10:11-18p


2 BR/1 BA APARTMENT for rent,
upstairs, $525/month, $200
deposit. 863-375-4573 after 5:30
p.m. 10:18p
FULLY FURNISHED park model,
Crystal Lake. 767-8822. 10:18tfc
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2 BR/1 B, $600
month plus deposit. 781-3570.
10:18-25c
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
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc


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Wauchula, FL 33873

Office: (863) 773-9902

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Living Room & Dining Room Microwaves
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Volleyball court State of the art Fitness room o
2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments

Rent starts at $454 per month
S New apartment homes for active families
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I N C., R E A L T 0 R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! Brand new PRICE REDUCED! Complete-
construction! Beautiful 1.
3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB home 3&
w/granite countertops, ceramic fronP I 1lE D. ai Ifo
tile & carpet floors. $159,900! Springs is located on 2.5 acs
w/paved rd frontage. Now
NEW LISTING! Cute starter or $260,000!
retirement home. 2BR/1BA
w/new paint & carpet. Large lot PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs
in town on quiet street. $95,000! pasture & native land. Roomy
2000, 3BRI2BA MH
NEW LISTING! Cute & clean w/1809SF living, 3855SF
3BR/2BA CB home in Wau- total w/carport & porches.
chula. Great location-just minm- Large shed, dog pens. NOW
utes from downtown. $145,000! $259,000!
97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2 PRICE REDUCED! 1.06 ac
barns, cattlepens, fencing & parcel w/Peace River frontage
ponds. Entertain in the unique and city water & sewer. Zoned
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. R-1, which can accommodate 2
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, homesites, Being sold with
pine paneling & beams, garden 0.35+ ac parcel, which can
tubs, in-ground pool. accommodate 1 homesite
$1,900,000! $40,000!
Investor's Choice, 3BR/1BA, Homesite or investment! 1.5
CB home on 4.76 acs, north of ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Arcadia. $169,900!
DEVELOPMENT OR REC-
20 ac pastureland is fenced REATION! Beautiful pines &
and has a 4-in diameter well. pastureland, 170.8 acs w/over
Great for horses or cattle. Se- 1/2 mile paved rd frontage.
cluded location would make Located at Wauchula-Myakka
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac! Rd & SR 64 in M a n a t e e
Co. $3,875,000!
Premier 100x125 ft residential Co. $3,875,000!
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the PRICE REDUCED! Private
14th hole of Deer Run Golf 10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
Course. $135,000! exemption, pond, some woods,
PRICE REDUCED! Engle- 4" well. Accessed by easement
wood: bayside home, on deep from county rd. NOW
water canal. $800,000! $160,000!
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co Ready for your new home!
has 25 acs-Val & 40 acs- Three 5 ac tracts, paved rd
E&M. Extensive reset program, frontage, W Hardee Co. Listed
12" well, and new barn. Plenty for $100,000 each! Make your
of wildlife. $900,000! offer today. Owners motivated!
Homesites available w/some 22.8+ acs pastureland, fenced
deed restrictions. TenI 5-6 ac & cross-fenced, w/4" diameter
tracts, Friendship area, Hardee well. Includes small cabin for
Co. Possible owner financing, great weekend getaway.
$125,000 each! $240,000!

glFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
1ONICA RI:AS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUiCH1LA. FL 33873
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3 BR/ 2 Bth MH, ren-t $700 mo.
767-8822. 9:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
ATTENT-TO-N! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh
RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $650 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:lltfc
2 BR/ 1 BTH APT., Wauchula.
$650. 863-781-2146. 10:11-18p


4 BR/ 2 BATH, 2.5 acres, close to
town, large workshop, real fire-
place, W/D, $1,200. 863-773-2396
leave message 863-832-0334.
10:11-11:8p


HONEY DO 863-781-6396 -
license # 1195. We do what your
honey won't We organize
garages, utilities, build shelves,
small repairs. We do it all.
10:18-11:15p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RRO50181. 10:18-12:20p


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REFERENCES AVAILABLE


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Sen ing Hardeee Count, lort oer 20 % ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465


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
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$69,900!
3BR/2BA home on 2.5 acres.
$274,900.
5 acre wooded tract on private
road just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $55,000.
1.2 acre lot. Ready to build.
Country living close to town.
$30,000
PRICE REDUCTION! 3 BR/1
BA home located on a 1 acre
lot. $133,900.
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.
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. Har-
dee County. $400,000
3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.
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 in-
cluded. Lake frontage. Only
$225,000!
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


8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well al-
ready 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.
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 $319,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed re-
stricted homesites. Starting at
$99,000.
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 Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able.
127 acres! Call for price and
details!
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.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
UNDER CONTRACT! 500 ac
grove in Desoto County. 55%
Valencia, 45% Early & Mids.
All microjet. $4,900,000
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones- (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 R Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana(863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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LOOKING FOR A HOME for 2
Beagles, asking $100 both. Call
Alicla Baker, 767-8900.
9:20-10:18p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


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ERRANDS 'R US we do errands
for you when you can't!
Groceries, carry outs, supplies,
etc. 863-781-5634. LIc. #1202.
10:18p
EXCAVATION SERVICES Back-
hoe work. 735-2626. 10:18c
WILL DO IRONING In nly home.
375-2325, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
9:27'-10:25p
CLEAN CUT LAWN CARE & pres-
sure washing, Call for free esti-
mates. 781-5533. 9:20-10:18p
A&P's COMMERCIAL CLEANING
- Licensed, dependable, honest.
References available. Call after 4
p.m. 781-4323. 9:20-10:18p
BULL DOZER WORK, large or
small. 863-781-1478. 9:20-10:18p
MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or
hay hauling. 863-781-1478.
9:20-10:18p


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING
lem? Call Alcoholics Anor
in Hardee County at 73
Several weekly me

NEED A WELL OR HAVE
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER P
For complete well, sales,
and installation, call (86:
6448.


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
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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
THOMAS LAWN CARE Lawn
mowing, tree trimming, pressure
cleaning, edging. Lic.-Ins. 863-
474-1385 or 157*185*15627.
9:27-10:25p
JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
9:27-10:25p


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 MedtgMarket,$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.
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BIG YARD SALE Friday &
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SATURDAY 4228 E. MAIN.
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SATURDAY, 7 a.m. noon, 309 N.
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The hug kind of startled me.
I was visiting the park as part of my vacation experience. As I
looked around, I saw a dad pushing his daughter on a swing.
Nearby a grandma, daughter and child laughed, playing silly
games.
I spotted a boy, alone.
Cody was shooting hoops. I headed over to the court. "You
play basketball pretty good," I said.
"Hey, you've been watching me," he responded.
We played a game of H.O.R.S.E. as we engaged in we're-
strangers conversation: "How old are you? Where do you live?"
Then Cody looked up at me, "Do you drink?" What an
unusual, disconnected question I thought.
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mom marched over from the log cabin across the street. She was
sizing me up. I tried to alleviate her concerns by telling her I was a
Christian, active in mentoring youth. And I quickly found out she
was Cody's foster mom.
It happened, unannounced, without warning as I focused on
talking to Cody's mom. He hugged me around my stomach as he
briefly pressed his head against my body. He said, "I like you."
I instinctively responded, "I like you, too."
The Bible says: "Children are a gift from God, they are a real
blessing."
No one had to explain to me why he hugged me; no one had to
explain to me why he asked if I drank. Now it adds up.
"Children are a gift from God ... "
What is hard for me to add up is the climbing statistics show-
ing that over half a million children in the United States live in fos-
ter care.
"Children are a gift. . "
"I've got to leave," I told Cody.
"No, don't leave," he pleaded.
Wow, this is hard. "Children are ...
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
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write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
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History: A Profile
By SPESSARD STONE
For The Herald-Advocate
Robert Roberts, a pioneer settler of the New Zion community,
was a Confederate soldier, cattleman and church lay leader.
Roberts was born June 19, 1842, in Irwin County, Ga. In 1860,
he moved with his parents, Joel and Sarah (Youngblood) Roberts,
to Marion County and was listed with them at Fort McCoy in the
1860 census of Marion County.
Early in the spring of 1861, ten companies of volunteers were
'organized as the 4th Florida ReE-nent of Infantry and were mus-
.tered into service July 1, 186i. Soldiers of Florida" lists R.
Roberts as serving from June 1861 to April 26, 1865 in Company
G.
National Archives company muster rolls show, however, that
he enlisted at St. Vincent"s Island on Sept. 25, 1861, for 12 months.
He later stated that he joined the Ocala Rifle Guards (Co. G) at
Fernandina in the fall of 1861. A private, he served at Fernandina,
Sanderson, Camp Hunt, Jacksonville and Three Mill Branch.
In May 1862, the regiment was reorganized and sent to join the
Army of Tennessee, which was then commanded by General
Braxton Bragg. Company muster rolls later show R. Roberts as a
private in Co. I, 4th Regt., Florida Infantry. Private Roberts saw
action in numerous battles, including Murfreesboro, Jackson,
Chickamagua, Resaca, Jonesboro and Nashville.
After the crushing defeat at Nashville on Dec. 15-16, 1864,
Pvt. Roberts, who after Jonesboro was for a time acting sergeant,
was granted a 10-day furlough for being only one of six men to
have clean clothes, all his equipment, and in every battle across the
Tennessee River.
Home again in Marion County, he was attached to Capt.
Dickison's company of irregular cavalry, and in the spring of 1865,
he took part in a raid across the St. Johns River. He was discharged
at the war's end. During the war, he was twice sick with fever and
wounded three times in the flesh.
In Marion County on Sept. 3, 1865, Robert married Mary
Elizabeth (Carlton) Grantham, born June 17, 1845, daughter of
William and Harriet (Hendry) Carlton. She had first married Sept.
1, 1859 in Marion County, John Grantham, born about 1837. John
died while serving in the Confederate Army.
Daniel Grantham has also been given as Mary E.'s first hus-
band. Lloyd Farabee in a letter, dated Aug. 26, 1994, however stat-
ed, "Mary Elizabeth Carlton married John Grantham, not Daniel
Grantham. I have seen Daniel in several sources, but I am sure that
it was John. "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia," pp 154-155, by
Huxford shows that Daniel Grantham (1772-1852) and his wife,
Mary, had at least seven children, including Daniel, Jr., born 1811."
"Daniel, Jr. married Martha Marie Roberts, daughter of Sarah
(Lott) and Greystock Roberts. The 1850 Federal Census of Irwin
County, Georgia shows them withl0 children, including John, age
13, and Daniel, age 4. Mary Elizabeth Carlton was married Sept. 1,
1859.
"Granted that she was only 14 at the time, it is not likely the
groom was only 13. My mother (Minnie Bateman) found some old
handwritten notes among Grandma (Florence Fay Roberts)
Farabee's pictures after Grandma died which says that 'Miss Mary
E. Carlton was married to John Grantham Sept. 1st 1859'.. John
Grantham died in the Confederate Army."
In the winter of 1867, the Robertses moved to the region, later
known as the New Zion community, near present-day Ona. Roberts
was so poor that he could bring all his family and their belongings
in a common ox-cart, drawn by a single yoke of oxen. He built a
log house, cleared the land, farmed and began a cattle he.rd.
By prudent management and hard work, the poverty of the
post-war years was overcome, and the value of the Robertses'
property increased to many thousands of dollars. After the 1896
freeze, the family removed to a place one mile west of Wauchula
where Roberts planted an orange grove.
Following reverses due to freeze (Feb. 1895) and a drought,
the family returned to its New Zion place in 1898 where they had
a grove on Horse Creek and continued with their cattle.
The Roberts in the autumn of 1869 had joined the Maple
Branch Baptist Church at Fort Green. When it was moved in 1873
to New Zion by its pastor, the Rev. John W. Hendry, they, too,
moved their membership to the New Zion Baptist Church.
Though uneducated, Roberts had a wealth of good sound horse
sense and an unimpeachable integrity of heart. He was often
entrusted with some of the most important work of the church. He
was ever ready to render service, no matter how great the sacrifice.
As the church was small, it fell to his lot to travel many miles in
attending the regular annual sessions and union meetings of the
association. He contributed liberally to the church and was senior
deacon at the time of his death.
A Mason, Roberts was one of 14 charter members of
Wauchula Lodge No. 17, F.&A.M., which was reorganized in
1899.
He remained loyal to the ideals of the "Lost Cause" and often
attended reunions of Confederate veterans and organizations of old
soldiers. He was a member in good standing of DeSoto Camp No.
1403, United Confederate Veterans.
On June 19, 1908, Robert Roberts applied for a Confederate
pension based on his service. He gave his post office address as
Tura. Elam B, Carlton and E.M. Cason acted as his witnesses. L.M.
Graham of.Connor and. C.M..White of Plant City, on July 15 gave
a joint affidavit that they had served with him in the 4th Florida.
The claim of Robert Roberts of then Wauchula post office was,
approved Dec. 14, 1908, with pay from Nov. 11, 1908, at the rate
of $100 per annum.
Robert Roberts died on Feb. 21, 1912, at New Zion. A com-
mittee of New Zion Church eulogized, "Brother Roberts was faith-
ful in all the affairs of life, both as a soldier, a Christian, a Mason
and a private citizen. Mary Elizabeth Roberts died on May 7, 1925,
at New Zion. They are buried in New Zion Cemetery.

The most important things are the hardest to say,
because words diminish them.,
~Stephen King
People in France, Ireland, India and Spain, as well as
Scotland play the bagpipe. The ancient Romans used a
form of bagpipe that was used in Persia, Turkey and
Palestine in the A.D. 100s.


Of Robert Roberts
Issue of Mary Elizabeth (Carlton) Roberts:
1. Mary Jan Grantham, born Jan. 8, 1861; died Jan. 15, 1894;
married on Aug. 12, 1877 Daniel B. Lott.
Issue of Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Carlton) Roberts:
1. Florence Fay Roberts, born May 18, 1866; died Sept. 10,
1959; married on Aug. 9, 1885 Delaney Jackson Farabee.
2. Charles Henry Roberts, born Sept. 20, 1867; died May 27,
1955; married Mary Ada Gillis.
3. William Albert Roberts, born March 19, 1870; died May
14, 1962; married (1) Florrie A. Revell, Aug. 2, 1894; (2) Nannie
Harrison.
4. Dorenna Roberts, born Feb. 20, 1872; died March 29,
1949; married on July 26, 1887 Joseph Brown Simmons.
5. Robert Allen Roberts, born Nov. 25, 1874; died Nov. 20,
1920; married (1) Frances A. Albritton, June 24, 1895; (2) Bertha
Maude Boggess, July 6, 1909.
6. Alderman Roberts, born May 10, 1876; died Oct. 14, 1918;
married Mattie Durrance. -
7. Daniel Roberts, born April 8, 1878; died April 25, 1897.
8. Cordelia Roberts, born June 9, 1880; died Jan. 31, 1885.
9. Marion G. Roberts, born Nov. 22, 1881; died April 30,
1965; married on April 26, 1903 Jessie Salonia Durrance.
10. Robert Roberts, Jr., born Feb. 9, 1884; died May 22, 1963;
married.on Dec. 29, 1901 Sarah Jane Hendry Cordell.
References: W.D. Payne, "A Short Sketch of Robert Roberts,"
1912; "Soldiers of Florida," 1903; CSA record of Robert Roberts,
National Archives; pension application of Robert Roberts.


Letter To The Editor
Wauchula Volunteers Want
To Help Sick Children In Need


Dear Editor:
Cookin' For Kids is an out-
reach ministry for sick kids and
their families. We would like to
make the community aware that
we have funds available to help.
If you have a sick child or
know of a sick child who needs
help, contact us.
We are nonprofit ministry
that is dedicated to cheering up
sick kids by giving gifts and
monetary help during trying
times of illness.
We started this ministry three
years ago after spending time at
the hospital with our own chil-
dren. God laid this on our hearts
as a way of giving back and
meeting needs that we experi-
enced during our weeks at the
'hospital.
We know the difficulties of
dealing with traveling back and


forth to the hospital, jobs and
home life. And most of all,
-keeping life flowing .with a sick
child. It is all about keeping
children positive.
We have a group of hard-
working volunteers who feel
the same way and have compas-
sion for the kids. We have sev-
eral fundraisers a year, includ-
ing Pioneer Park Days.
We have helped children at
St. Joseph's, Ronald McDoAald
House, charity events and indi-
*vidual families in our commu-
nity.
To contact us call 863-448-
7039 or 863-781-7540 or write
us at P.O. Box 452, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Paula Bodiford
Pam Merchant
Wauchula


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