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Chamber Honors

Hardee's Best


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DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME

ENDS SUNDAY 2 A.M.

Set Clocks Back 1 Hour


Longest Rivalry

Plays Out Friday

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The


107th Year, No. 47
4 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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40a
plus 40 sales tax


Thursday, November 1, 2007


TURF & SURF WAR? River Access Denied


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Polk County transportation
workers, at the request of the
Polk County Sheriff's Office,
on Friday morning placed two
no-trespassing signs at the

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Peace River Bridge on County
Line Road east of Bowling
Green, shutting off access to the
river.
One sign was on the north
side (in Polk County) and
another sign on the south side


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(in Hardee County). Both were
at the west end of the bridge.
For generations the County
Line Road Bridge has been an
access point to the river for
canoes and small boats, also to
people who wanted to fish or


hunt fossils.
The signs are apparently in
response to a complaint made
by nearby landowner Kent
Lilly, a Lakeland attorney who
in May bought 20 acres south-
west of the bridge for $20,000
an acre.
The Polk Sheriff's Office on
Oct. 12 requested the no-tres-
passing signs and supplied pho-
tos of littering, graffiti, camp-
fires and evidence of drug use,
said Paul Groce, Polk County's
director of traffic engineering,


as reported by the Lakeland
Ledger Oct. 30 in an article
written by Tom Palmer.
Scott Wilder, director of com-
munications for the Polk
Sheriff's Office, said the matter
is "open for discussion. We are
in the law enforcement busi-
ness, not in the waterway access
business."
James Wilkins, who lives'
northwest of the bridge, was
upset about the signs and con-
tacted various agencies and area
newspapers. He said Polk


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deputies told him the signs were
in response to a complaint by a
nearby landowner on the south-
west side of the river in regards
to noise, drinking and loud
music.
Col. Arnold Lanier Monday
said the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office was not con-
tacted prior to the no-trespass-
ing signs being installed.
Craig Quinn, 43, of north
Fort Lauderdale told The
Herald-Advocate Wednesday
See TURF & SURF 2A


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
This No Trespassing sign (on left) is in Polk County at the northwest corner of Peace
River Bridge. The sign (at right) is in Hardee County at the southwest corner of bridge.
That sign on Monday had manure on it.



County Commission Will


Decide School Impact Fees


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COURTESY PHOTO


Wauchula Elementary School has changed its lunchtime location to the nearby c4fete-
ria which formerly served junior-high students. "We quickly realized that the building
needed some elementary touches," Assistant Principal Jessica Gray notes. Art teacher
Donna Patterson readied the plan and the palettes, helping selected students paint
self-portraits on the bare walls. Here, fourth-grader Abel Villarreal wears an over-sized
workshirt to protect his clothing as he paints his likeness onto a canvas of white block.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
How much will school im-
pact fees be?
The answer to that question
lies with the Hardee County
Commission and is scheduled
for decision at 8:45 a.m. during
its meeting today (Thursday).
The commission could ap-
prove up to the maximum rec-
ommended amount of $4,989
for a single-family home,
$4,976 for a mobile home and
$2,733 per unit in a multi-fami-
ly home (duplex or triplex).


As they have with, other
impact fees (fire-rescue, law
enforcement, government, libr-
ary, parks and transportation),
the commission can set any por-
tion of the recommended
amount.
Impact fees cannot be used
for operating expenses, mainte-
nance, replacement facilities or
any capital project not related to
growth.
But, school officials have a
more definite idea of the costs
to construct a new school to ac-
commodate anticipated growth.


Only two years ago, it cost
$41.5 million for the new K-8
school in Wauchula Hills, an
average of $150 per square feet.
Each child is estimated to
need 176 square feet of space,
including the common areas of
gymnasium, cafeteria, library
and others. That means costs
could be $22,500 per student.
State Senate Bill 360, a
growth amendment bill, says
school boards and county com-
missions will work together in
planning growth so there will
See IMPACT FEES 2A


WEATHER
DAM tlaGH LOW BA1N
10/24 79 68 0.05
10/25 75 64 0.07
10/26 84 65 0.00
10127 83 71 0.08
10/28 63 70 0.00
10129 84 69 0.12
10/30 80 70 0.19
TOTAL Rainfall to 10/30/07 37.95
Same period last year 33.59
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 4D
Community Calendar....2A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................5B
Hardee Living ................2B
Hunting/Fishing...........2A
Information Roundup....2A
Obits 4A
Puzzle. ..7C
School Menus................ 2A



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17 Apply For
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are 17 candidates for
the job of town manager in
Zolfo Springs.
The application period for the
new position, created last year
when voters changed the town's
form of government but filled
in the interim by the town's for-
mer mayor, ended on Monday.
Of the 17, three are from
Hardee County, a dozen from
other cities in Florida and two
are from out of state.
Local applicants include
Betty Croy of Bowling Green,
Jerry Conerly of Wauchula and
Michael Dickerson of Zolfo
Springs.
Other Floridians include
Michael Turbeville of Sebring,
Ray. Britt Jr. of Deland, Glenn
Sangiovanni of St. Cloud,
George Trovato of Port Orange,
Michael Arciola of Greenacres,
Robert Garlo of Tequesta,
Bruce Behrcns of Clermont,


ZS Manager
David Bloome of Palmetto, Lee
Ann Carr of San Antonio,
Donald St. Georges of Tamarac,
Markae Rupp of Lakeland and
Bill Pfeilsticker of Yalaha.
From out of state are Marc
Yesberger of Washington,
D.C., .and Thorn Mead of
Marblehead, Mass.
In its advertisement, the town
asked for candidates with a
bachelor's degree and five years
of experience or an equal com-
bination of both.
Further, the town required
someone with skills in consen-
sus-building, grant procure-
ment, growth management,
labor relations, fiscal manage-
ment, community involvement,
planning vision and interper-
sonal communication.
The salary, the town said, is
negotiable.
Town Clerk June Albritton
said on Tuesday that the appli-
cations have now been turned
See ZS MANAGER 3A


Local Man Needs

Marrow Transplant

You Can Help On Friday


COURTESY PHOTO
Ken Weis, a victim himself,
is one of the American
Cancer Society's hardest-
working volunteers.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
You remember it.
The dreaded call to the tele-
phone company's repair center:
drumming your fingers on your
desktop for 20 minutes until a
disinterested customer-service
representative finally picked up
your call and launched into a
litany of reasons you should
purchase monthly equipment
coverage for your home phone
and of fees you might now
incur because you did not.
But when Ken Weis knocked
on your door, with his unstop-
pable smile and casual but
expert manner, you knew
everything would be all right.
He is knocking on your door


once again. But this time, it is
Weis who needs the help.
Weis, 60, suffers from mantle
cell lymphoma, a cancer diag-
nosed in August of 2003. He
needs a bone marrow transplant
to prolong his life.
A combination blood drive
and bone marrow drive will be
held tomorrow (Friday) from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit Weis.
The event, sponsored by
Florida's Blood Centers, will be
at the American Cancer
Society's local office, at 303 W.
Main St. in Wauchula.
Says Deah Spires, donor
development coordinator for
the center, "Please show Ken
your support by joining us.
See TRANSPLANT 3A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 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


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DEADLINES:
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Ads Tuesday noon


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LETTERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to editing.
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Kelly's Column.
By Jim


Florida Hospital Wauchula has about 1,000 emergency room
visits a month, reports administrator Linda Adler.
"We save lives every week. The community should be proud
of our emergency room staff," she said. The ER is undergoing a
$900,000 renovation and will be enlarged from seven beds to 13
beds plus a recliner and separate waiting room.
I recently helped judge a chili and pumpkin dessert cookoff at
the hospital. There were 8 chili entrees and 11 desserts.
Chili winners were Elaine Chaika, R.N., first; Gaila Adams,
executive secretary, second; and Linda Adler, third. Dessert win-
ners were Donna Schumacher, R.N., first; Seth Ruschiwal, dietary,
second; and Linda Adler, third.
Other judges were Megan McKibben, executive director, Main
Street Wauchula; Zee Smith, Hardee County tax collector; Col.
Arnold Lanier, Hardee Sheriff's Office; Meredith Lutz, director of
infection control and performance improvement; and Sue Conner,
LPN, Ace Home Care.

The big J.W. Earnest & Co. and S & S Suprex fire in
Wauchula occurred the night of Sept. 23. 1966 The businesses
were housed in the old three-story, Peace River Hotel.
The fire was first reported about 11:30 p.m. by Billy Stanford.
Fire trucks from Wauchula, Fort Meade, Bowling Green, Zolfo
Springs, Arcadia, Avon Park and Sebring fought the fire all night
long. At one time there were 16 2 1/2-inch lines spraying water on
the fire. The building was 90 by 125 feet. Nearly everything in both
stores was burned.
There were four injuries. A Bowling Green fireman had an arm
burn. Wauchula fire chief Burton Moseley entered the grocery store
about 4:30 a.m to retrieve a cash register. On the way out he slipped
and fell, breaking a bone in his foot. Two young men, who had
pulled off their shoes and rolled up their pants legs to help handle
fire hoses were treated for cuts on their feet.
Several times in the next few days firemen were called back to
put out small blazes in the rubble.
J.W. Earnest & Company's major owner was W.E. (Bill)
Cochrane. S & S Suprex was largely owned by the L.M.
Shackelford family.
Soon after the fire was reported Cochrane, Sheriff Newton
Murdock, Lamar Brownlee of Lakeland and Ronnie Albritton of
Fort Green went into the burning building to try to save the com-
pany records. J.W. Earnest bookkeeper O.K. Stringer arrived a few
minutes later. They carried out cash from the safe and the compa-
ny's accounts receivable ledgers and principal books. The men had
to make their way toward the back of the store and climib to the bal-
cony office.
There was pretty heavy smoke near the front door but not
much in the balcony office.
L.M. Shackelford was able to recover the cash and accounts
receivable records from his grocery store. Inventory, however, was
lost at both companies from the fire. Cochrane had 75 percent of
his Christmas merchandise in. He estimated the loss at about
$500,000, including building, fixtures and inventories in both
stores. The losses were partially covered by insurance.
Cochrane vowed to rebuild. His company had 20 full-time
employees and S & S had 8. J.W. Earnest drew customers from
several surrounding counties.
Cochrane thought the fire was.started by old wiring on the
third floor. His company opened a temporary office across the
street in the former Dr. W.K. Collins office.
Shackelford moved his operations temporarily to the
Wauchula Hills Super Market. He recently became majority owner
of that store.
That fire was No. 4 in Wauchula in 1966. On Jan. 31 the home
and insurance office of Anna V. Conner on Hwy. 17 South was gut-
ted by fire. She saved her records, a few old clothes and her dog.
She was a Prudential insurance agent. Damages were $19,500.
On Feb. 25 flames destroyed three of the Wauchula State
Farmers Market's nine units and damaged two others. Damages
were over $100,000. Two brothers, 6 and 9, were charged with set-
ting that fire.
On May 7 flames gutted Knight's Restaurant. The fire started
in the kitchen.

On Nov. 30, 1966, Bruce Perrine wrote in his outdoors column
that Jim Moye and Mr. and Mrs. El Alexander caught 15 bass in
Lake Arbuckle, mostly using black plastic worms. Henry Gilliard
was reported to be outfishing Tony Tilley.
Wayne Jernigan and Emil Causey caught 36 Spanish macker-
el and 10 kingfish. The next day Wayne Jernigan and Marshall
Slaughter caught 72 Spanish mackerel near Englewood.
Murrell Davis, Bobby Cooper and Perrine caught 30 mackerel
and one king off Gasparilla Pass. Perrine caught a pelican with his
rod and reel.

The 62 lHardee Wildcats host undefeated DeSoto Friday night
at Hlardee Stadium. The district title is on the line. The Cats lost last
week 30-0 to a strong 5-A Cape Coral.
Hardee could still make the state playoffs as district runner-up
with a loss to DeSoto and a Sebring win over Avon Park.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000
miles per hour.


TURF & SURF
Continued From 1A


Lunch menus for Hardee
County schools for the week of
Nov. 5-9 were not available in
time for our press deadline.
Please visit the district's Web
site at www.hardee.k12.fl.us to
find the daily luncheon choices
for your child's school.


Celebration Time
For Freshmen
Parents are advised that
reports cards will be issued
on Tuesday.
There will be a special
report card celebration on
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. for
all freshmen and their par-
ents in the breezeway be-
tween the gym and auditori-
um.

Buchanan Office
Hours Today
A staff member for U.S.
Congressman Vern Buch-
anan will be in Wauchula
today (Thursday) from 10
a.m. until noon. Anyone is
welcome with questions,
comments or concerns on
any federal matter.
The office hours will be in
the county meeting room,
Room 202, 412 W. Orange
St., Wauchula. For more
information, call his office at
941-747-9081.

Health Screens
Here on Monday
County residents, espe-
cially those in the Bowling
Green area, can get
screened for blocked carotid
arteries, abdominal aortic
aneurysms, hardening of the
arteries and bond density on
Monday beginning at 9 a.m.
The Lifeline screenings, at
a cost of $129 for all four, will
be at First Baptist Church,
4531 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green. Pre-registration is
required. For information,
call 1-877-237-1287.


THURSDAY, NOV. 1
&/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VSouth Florida Com-
munity College, Employ-
ment Fair with 47 employers,
Highlands Campus, Building
B, 600 W. College Drive,
Avon Park, 4 to 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8
&/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


he and his son Stephen, 13,
drove to the river bridge on
County Line Road late
Thursday, parked there, and
took a canoe camping trip on
the river. (The signs were
placed there the next day,
Friday.) On Sunday afternoon
he and his son returned to the
bridge and found their car and
trailer were gone. The car had
been towed and stored in Fort
Meade.
The nearby James Wilkins
family helped Quinn get his car
back late Sunda})Due to the sit-
uation he was not charged for
the towing and storage.
Quinn said he has been to
Peace River over 50 times. He
said the attorney's property,
located just south of the bridge
on the west side of the river, is
heavily posted with no-tres-
passing signs and "looks so
unhospitable" compared with
other properties along the river.
Quinn suggested instead of
no-trespassing signs being
placed at the bridge, there could
be "No Loitering" and "No
Open Containers" signs if
drinking is a problem there and
the sheriff's office could en-
force the law.
Quinn said it is not right to
deprive the public of access to
the "historic river." He said he
saw one group of 20 canoes and
many professional people were
in them. Quinn is in the com-
puter and information technolo-
gy business. He hopes the situa-
tion can be resolved soon and
plans to enjoy Peace River
more in the future.
Col. Lanier of the Hardee
Sheriff's Office said the County
Line Road in Bowling Green
offers the only free public
access to the river between Fort
Meade and Wauchula.
J.R. Prestridge, director of
the Hardee County Road and
Bridge Department, said
Monday his department had not
been contacted by Polk County
before the signs were put up.
Prestridge said Hardee and Polk
work together on the road, since
it divides the two counties.
Hardee mows both sides of the
road and Polk takes care of the
ditches and road repairs.
Hardee County Manager Lex
Albritton said Monday he and
Pre tiridge would check into the
matter. He noted Hardee and
Polk have a close cooperative
relationship.
Wilder of the Polk Sheriff's
Office informed Wilkins that
Polk Deputy Jon Burcham, who
works in the southwest district,
requested the area be posted
around the bridge.
Wilder noted, "Our primary
concern is to reduce the oppor-
tunity for vandalism, crime and
nuisance/noise issues in the
area. We are open to working
with the Board of County
Commissioners, area residents
or anyone else who has an inter-
est in safe and orderly use of the
area as an access point to the
river. Because the area is a
BOCC right-of-way issue ulti-
mately it is up to the county
staff and commissioners regard-
ing the policy issue of access."
In the. 1980s the Hardee


County Chamber of Commerce
sponsored an annual canoe race
on the river, beginning at the
County Line Road in Bowling
Green and ending downriver at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
The late Howard Elems and his
son won the event more than
once.
Prior to Friday the bridge was
used as an access point to the
river on a nearly daily basis.
Cars or trucks generally drive
off the road southwest of the
bridge and then drive under the
bridge to the west bank of the
river. Rented canoes are often
launched at that spot.
The bridge in the last couple
of years has been marked with
graffiti and there have been
problems of littering. Within
the past year a stolen Herald-
Advocate newspaper rack was
recovered under the bridge.
Bowling. Green resident
Larry Boyette said Monday that
he understood Orville Best
about 30 years ago donated a
75-foot right-of-way at the
southwest corner of the bridge
to be used as a future boat ramp.
A ramp has never been built at
the bridge.
Here is a copy of James
Wilkins' letter dated Saturday
sent to The Herald-Advocate:
"This past week the Polk
County Road Department at the
request of the Polk County
Sheriff's Department installed
"No Trespassing Property of
Polk County" signs at the Polk
and Hardee County line bridge
that crosses the Peace River on
County Line Road East.
"My question is 'Why?' My
family and I have lived at the
same residence for the past 17
years, and we have had no prob-
lems in relation to access or use
of the waterway.
"With the posting of these
signs, we are not the only ones
who are and will be affected.
Local fishermen and their fami-
lies have used this as a boat and
canoe launching point through-
out the years that we have been
here, as well as many, many
years prior. What are we and the
others of south Polk County,
northern Hardee County and
nearby Bowling Green who use
this as our recreation area to do
now?
"River access to families,
schools, local canoe rental' com-
panies, fossil hunters is now
denied. Access to local children
who walk to the river to fish
and swim is also denied.
Recreational fishermen who
enjoyed catching bass, snook,
catfish and bluegill now cannot
enjoy their leisure time as
before. Denied!
"The evening prior (Thurs-
day) to this sign installation, a
man and a boy were observed
loading their camping parapher-
nalia, and heading downstream,
while I was out for an evening
walk with my dogs. They had
left their car and trailer at the
river access point.
"The next afternoon, after the
posting of the signs, a Polk
County deputy arrived at this
site and used -a bull horn in an
attempt to locate the vehicle
owner. After approximately an


hour or a little more, the deputy
called for a tow truck to come
and remove the vehicle and its
trailer.
"I told the deputy that the
vehicles were there prior to the
sign being posted. Upon con-.
tacting his supervisor, he was
told to have it removed anyway.
At this point, I retrieved my
digital camera from my home
and tried to make a record of
what was happening for myself
and the owner of the vehicle
who was completely unaware
of these occurrences.
"The following morning,
Saturday, we were appalled to
find three Polk County Sheriff's
vehicles stopping at the south-
ern perimeter of our property.
One remained roadside for a
few minutes and then left. The
other two entered our property,
stopping in our driveway.
"Once there Sgt. Shawn
Stephenson dismounted his
vehicle and inquired about the
reason that I had taken the pic-
tures. Prior to their arrival, I had
already made contact with my
Polk County Commissioners
and Sheriff Grady Judd by e-
mail to let them know of my
personal disapproval of this tit-
uation.
"I informed the sergeant that
it was for personal political rea-
sons, that I was seeking a solu-
tion to this problem. I was then
informed that the signs would
be enforced.
"I wonder have the man
and boy returned to their
launching site by our home?
Were they arrested: And, if so,
for enjoying a recreational time
like so many others have done
in the past?
"I hope this letter will inform
those elected officials that are
responsible for taking away the
rights of so many people who
enjoy the river area and its
resources, that we are upset and
are wanting a sensible solution
to this situation."




IMPACT FEES
Continued From 1A
be room for students whenever
and wherever development
occurs. The School Board has
611 plan riot .only foy the space
building) for additional chil-
dren, but also for teachers and
supplies. If it isn't available,
development could stall until it
is.
Commissioners thus face the
dilemna, large enough impact
fees to ensure school construc-
tion for development's students,
while small enough to satisfy
the developer and home owner
cost limits.








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Give blood and get tested to see
J *. if you can be a bone marrow
m donor for him, or maybe even
i:; someone else. It is easier than
you think."
odr Registered blood and bone
,i marrow donors will receive half
off a lunch, compliments of
Mojitos, and a chance to' win
two Tampa Bay Buccaneer tick-
.ets, courtesy of Jim Kelly of
-The Herald-Advocate.
And all donors will be treated
: that day to refreshments provid-
Sed by Florida Hospital Wau-
chula.
Weis, a Hardee County
native who has lived at the
same corner on the west side of
Wauchula since he was 4 years
old, worked for the telephone
.company until he retired in
November of 2006. The compa-
ny changed names several times
during his 32 years there, from
United Telephone to Sprint to
Embarq.
Weis remained loyal, even
through his diagnosis, three
rounds of chemotherapy',. two
clinical trials and one stem-cell
transplant. He began a fourth
series of chemo treatments last
-week.
He remembers that summer.
Sunday when he discovered a


-suspicious lump.
"A knot came up under my
left arm in a period of nine
hours," he describes. "I didn't
have it in the morning when I
put my deodorant on before
church, and I did have it that
night at 6 o'clock." He says it
was the size of an orange.
Weis went to see Dr.
Gregorio Medalle the next day.
."He did tests. He knew I had
some form of lymphoma, and
he sent me to Lakeland Cancer
Center," Weis recalls.
There, a biopsy was per-
formed. "I went on Thursday
and they called me on Monday
morning to come back in. I said,
'This isn't good!' he remem-
bers.
It wasn't.
The news was that he had
mantle cell lymphoma. "When
you pull it up on the computer,
it doesn't tell you nothing
good," he says. Weis says it is a
"fast, aggressive cancer" with
no known cause and no known
cure.
The Lakeland Cancer Center,
he says, sent him to Moffitt
* Cancer Center in Tampa.
At Moffitt, Weis saw and
still sees Dr. Eduardo
Sotomayer. "He said if they did-


Cat Tales
By Jan Beckley
Zolfo Springs Elementary Principal

PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
The School Advisory Council of Zolfo Springs Elementary
School has had its first meeting, with Mike Blair voted as chair-
man. Members voted on the use of money budgeted for the coun-
cil this year, reviewed and revised the School Improvement Plan
and enjoyed a pizza dinner as they socialized. The school looks for-
ward to a good year with an involved SAC.
The Parent Teacher Organization has sprung into action again
this year with its first fundraiser, Cherrydale Farms. It has recently
purchased outdoor trash receptacles to place around the campus to
help us keep our school clean. When you travel by the school, you
will also notice a new school sign which reflects our new orange
and blue colors and our new mascot, the Cat. ZSES is excited and
appreciative to have such a loyal group of "Friends of.ZSES!"
ONLINE INFORMATION
The ZSES School Improvement Plan is written and has been
approved by the SAC. Last Thursday night it went to the School
.on the school's Web site (go to http://www.hardee.kl2.fl.us and
Slick on ZSES). .Additional documents which can be found on the
'Hardee County Web site (http://www.hardee.kl2.fl.us/) are:
'Student Code of Conduct, District Technology Plan and Wellness
"':Policy.

GRADE LEVELS
Kindergarten Kapers: Kindergarten has gotten off to a great
'start this year! We are making lots of new friends and learning our
'way around our new school. We have learned the letters Ll, Oo, Gg,
Sand Hh and the numbers 1,2,3. We are learning how to rhyme also.
Parents, please remember to check your child's backpack each
night and review the work that we have done each day. Remember
also that homework will be sent home each Monday, and it is to be
returned on Friday of each week. We are looking forward to a great
.,.year!
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n't slow down the cancer, in
four years I'd be gone," Weis
says matter-of-factly. "Evident-
ly they slowed it down. My four
years is up."
Weis remembers Sotomayer
showing him a list of seven
treatments to try. "We've wiped
out the other six," he says.
"This, a bone marrow trans-
plant, was the seventh thing. It
was on the bottom line."
He says he is now on the
National Bone Marrow Regis-
try, waiting for a match.
"The chemo knocks it back
for a little bit, but it always
flares back up," he says as he
undergoes the treatments once
again in order to buy more time.
With the bone marrow trans-
plant, Weis has a 50/50 chance
of living another two years or
more.
So, he needs it to survive?
Weis nods. "I want to survive as
long as I can."
It is a life he shares with his
wife of 36 years, Janet; their
two children, Nicole and
Preston; and their two grand-
children, 4-year-old Logan and
6-month-old Deacon.
"I've heard of people living
10, 12, 15 years with a good
match and no rejections of any
sort," Weis says of the bone
marrow transplant he needs. "I
hope it means a longer life."
He encourages people to
* come out on Friday to donate a
pint of blood and to, with that
donation, get a free bone mar-
row test.
"You won't have to lay down,
drop your drawers and get a
corkscrew drilling in your
bones like I do," he says with
a laugh. "It's just a mouth swab.
It's nothing!"
Your blood and your bone
marrow could help him, or
someone else, he points out.
Says Spires of the Florida
Blood Centers, "Blood type is
not a factor at all when it comes
to a bone marrow match. That
has nothing to do with it. It's up
to the doctor to determine the
factors in a match."
She, too, encourages a good
turnout from the community,
again noting that those who
donate a pint of blood can be
placed on the registry for free,
waiving the usual testing fees.
"Not only can you help Ken
find a match, but anybody else,"
she says.
"This is the last step," Spires
notes. "Find a match or the dis-
ease takes over," she adds,
avoiding the word "death."
Denise Benavides of the local
unit of the American Cancer
Society says Weis has been a
diligent worker in the fight
against cancer. "He's wonder-
ful!" she exclaims. "He's an all-
around great volunteer. He gets
the word out in the community.
He's fundraising for his cure,
and for others'. He is always
willing to go the extra mile."
True enough. Even in asking
for folks to come o'it on Friday,
Weis puts in his pitch for the
Cancer Society's biggest fund
raiser of the year, the annual
Relay For Life.
"Anybody else who is a sur-
vivor or has newly-diagnosed
cancer within the last year can
sign up on Friday," he says with
that ever-present grin.
And grit.



IS MANAGER
Continued From 1A
over to a committee, which will
make recommendations to the
full Town Commission.
Heading that committee is
Commissioner Lois Dandridge.
Filling out its ranks are people
experienced in government,
business and growth: Wauchula
City Manager Rick Giroux,
Bowling Green City Manager
David Elbertson, Nancy Craft,
Chequetta Cook and Frank
Mancini.
Meanwhile, town auditor Ed
Leonard was in Towvn Hall
reviewing financial records this
week. He will help to determine
just how much the town can
afford to pay its new town man-
ager, Albritton said.
Figures tossed about earlier
fell within the $50,000 to


$60,000 range.
Former mayor Mike Scho-
field took over the new post
after voters demanded the
switch to a manager/commis-
sion rather than strong-mayor
form of government. At the
time, the town was unable to
pay enough to attract any quali-
fied candidates for the new job.
Schofield worked for
$31,000 a year.
He quit in September, saying
he was not the man to take the
town into its next level of
growth.


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MYRA CREWS McCALL
Myra Crews McCall, 94, of
Wauchula. died Sunday, Oct.
28,, 2007, at Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center.
Born July 8, 1913, in the
Popash Community to the late
Joseph and Flossie Bailey
Crews, she lived most of her
life in Wauchula where she was
a nurse for over 40 years. She
was an active member of the
First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, W.C. "Bill"
McCall Jr., in 1979; one son,
William Clay "Billy" McCall,
in 2001; sisters, Vasta, Letha,
Lora, Veta and Mary; and broth-
ers, Lloyd, Jake, Mannie,
Fleton, Ferman and Novell.
Survivors are one son, John
Novell Rooney of California;
one daughter, Sharon Belle
Medlock and husband Jerry of
Wauchula; five grandchildren,
Clay McCall and wife
Michelle, Debbie Pegues and
husband Gary, and Jessica
McCall, all of Auburn, Ala.,
Markelle Dumm and husband
Chris of Joplin, Mo., and
Merritt Varner and husband
Jerry of Chesterfield, Va.; 10
great-grandchildren, Alexis and
Dylon Pegues, and Reagan and
Mallory McCall, all of Auburn,
Ala., Catherine and Elena
Dumm of Joplin, Mo., and
Madison, Crews, Macy and
Hudson Varner of Chesterfield;
one daughter-in-law, Barbara
McCall of Auburn, Ala.; one
sister, Evelyn Beeson of
Liberty, S.C.; and two sisters-
in-law, Evelyn Mizell Crews of
Easley, S.C., and Katherine
McCall of Pitts, Ga.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, Nov. 2, at 10:30 a.m. in
the chapel of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, with visi-
tation one hour prior. Burial
will follow at New Hope
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Resthaven,
298 Resthaven, Rd., Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



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MYRA CREWS
McCALL
Myra Crews McCall, 94,
of Wauchula, died Sunday,,
Oct. 28, 2007, at Hardee
Manor Healthcare Center.
Born July 8, 1913, in the
Popash Communityo o the late
Joseph and Flossie Bailey
Crews, she lived most of her
life in Wauchula where she
was a nurse for over 40 years.
She was an active member of
the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, W.C. "Bill"
McCall Jr., in 1979; one son,
William Clay "Billy" McCall,
in 2001; sisters, Vasta, Letha,
Lora, Veta and Mary; and
brothers, Lloyd, Jake,
Mannie, Fleton, Ferman and
Novell.
Survivors are one son,
John Novell Rooney of Cali-
fornia; one daughter, Sharon
Belle Medlock and husband
Jerry of Wauchula; five
grandchildren, Clay McCall
and wife Michelle, Debbie
Pegues and husband Gary,
and Jessica McCall, all of
Auburn, Ala., Markelle
Dumm and husband Chris of
Joplin, Mo., and Merritt
Varner and husband Jerry of
Chesterfield, Va.; 10 great-
grandchildren, Alexis and
Dylon Pegues, and Reagan
and Mallory McCall, all of
Auburn, Ala., Catherine and
Elena Dumm of Joplin, Mo.,
and Madison, Crews, Macy
and Hudson Varner of
Chesterfield; one daughter-in-
law, Barbara McCall of Au-
burn, Ala.; one sister, Evelyn
Beeson of Liberty, S.C.; and
two sisters-in-law, Evelyn
Mizell Crews of Easley, S.C.,
and Katherine McCall of
Pitts, Ga.
Funeral services will be
held Friday, Nov. 2, at 10:30
a.m. in the chapel of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula,
with visitation one hour prior.


Burial will follow at New
Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to Rest-
haven, 298 Resthaven, Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.

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"Our family serving your family"
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Wauchula


Obituaries


CARMEN B. METHENY
Carmen B. Metheny died
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the
Florida Lutheran Healthcare
Center of Deland.
She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula, and worked for many
years at First Federal Bank.
She was preceded in death by
her husband William L.
Metheny and brother William
Herbert Blackburn.
Survivors are a son Marvin
and wife Mary Metheny of Fort
Myers; three daughters Dolores
and husband Wendell Jarrard of
Deland, Dorothy and husband
Tom Hayward of Tallahassee,
and Yvonne and husband Lester
Curry of Fort Myers; sisters
Alice Mae McLaughlin of
Miami and Modena Arold of
Franklin, N.C.; sisters-in-law
Faye Cheatwood, Louise
Powell and Mary Ester Meth-
eny; grandchildren Jeaniene
and husband Bill Jennings of
Deland, Danielle Flowers of
Deland, Blake and wife Jan
Hayward of Tallahassee, Leigh
Ann and husband Miles Hughes
of Oak Park, Ill., Lisa and hus-
band John Korsak of Tampa,
Mark and wife Lisa Metheny of
Tampa, Charlie and wife Moira
Metheny of Naples, Ashley and
husband Joe More of Fort
Myers, Brandy and husband
Rob Chang of Honolulu,
Hawaii and Clay and wife
Lauren Curry of Giroveland;
great-grandchildren Austin and
Cole Flowers, Alex Jennings,
Hannah, Camille and Lydia
Hayward, Ragan and Reece
Hughes, Mya and Avery Meth-
eny,. Katie and Madelyn Kor-
sak, Dylan, McKenzie and
Jacob More, Addison Curry and
Etorie Usher; and friend Willie
Mae Robinson of Wauchula.
Funeral services will be
tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. at
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula. Viewing will be
from 1:30 p.m. until service
time. Pallbearers will be Blake
Hayward, Mark Metheny,
Charlie Metheny, Clay Curry,
Bill Jennings, Joe More and
John Korsak.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may go to First
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 548,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Lankford Funeral Home
Deland

PARKER STEWART
PETERSON
Parker Stewart Peterson,
infant son of Cameron and
Stacey Peterson of New Port
Richey, died Wednesday,
October 24, 2007 in Tampa.
He is also survived by his
brother, Peyton Thomas Peter-
son of New Port Richey; grand-
parents, Marilyn and Larry
Peterson of Wauchula, and Leo
and Yvonne Vlattas of New Port
Richey; great-grandmother,
Marion Kiella of Wauchula; and
many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held
at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31
at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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RALPH KELLY TAYLOR
Ralph Kelly Taylor, 77, died
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, in
Avon Park.
He was born in Erwin, N.C
to John and Penny (Byrd)
Taylor. He was a Minister for
40 years, retiring in 1987; he
was a member of the Avon
Park Lakes Baptist Church and
had been a resident of Avon
Park since 2004, coming from
Orlando.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, siblings, one son,
Ralph Taylor, II; and grandson,
Knight Hancock.
He is survived by his wife,
Delores Taylor of Avon Park;
two daughters, Linda Lilly of
Brooklyn, Iowa and Liz Pace
of Avon Park; two sons, Bobby
Taylor and wife Marla of Hazel
Green, Ala., and Jonathan
Taylor of Avon Park; 21 grand-
children; and 10 great-grand-
children.
Memorial services will be
held Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m.
in the Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church with the Rev. Marcus
Marshall and the Rev. Warren
Fox officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Delores Taylor in
care of Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church, 2600 North
Highlands Boulevard, Avon
Park, FL 33825.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park



ROBIN MILLS
Robin Mills, 64, of Fort Og-
den, died Wednesday, October
24, 2007, in Punta Gorda.
She was born June 3, 1943 in
Doylestown, Pa. and came to
Fort Ogden and DeSoto County
in 1979. She was a member of
the House of Fellowship church
in Sarasota, and a teacher's
assistant at Nocatee Elementary
School for over 27 years.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Eddie Joe Mills of Fort
Ogden; four children, Daniel
Mills and wife Cheryl of Fort
Ogden, Donna Marie Byler and
husband Thomas of Elkton,.
Ky., David Preston and wife
Amy of Zolfo Springs, and
Amy Lou Smith of Elkton, Ky.;
a sister, Ruth Greenway of
Stuart; and nine grandchildren:
Memorial services were held
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at
Arcadia Church of God.
Robarts Funeral Home
Arcadia







PARKER STEWART
PETERSON
Parker Stewart Peterson,
infant son of Cameron and
Stacey Peterson of New Port
Richey, died Wednesday,
October 24, 2007 in Tampa.
He is also survived by his
brother, Peyton Thomas
Peterson of New Port Richey;
grandparents, Marilyn and
Larry Peterson of Wauchula,
and Leo and Yvonne Vlattas
of New Port Richey; great-
grandmother, Marion Kiella
of Wauchula; and many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were
held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 31 at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.



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LILLA MAE COLEMAN
Lilla Mae Coleman, 86, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday
October 24, 2007 at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of
,ort Myers until she moved to
Wauchula two years ago. She
was a nurse at Lee Memorial
Hospital, Shady Rest Nursing
Home, and worked for many
doctors in the Fort Myers area.
After retiring from nursing, she
obtained her real estate license
and sold real estate, and later
opened East Lake Florist in
North Fort Myers.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Patrick H. Cole-
man.
She is survived by her
daughter, Karen P. Phillips and
husband Durell B.; grand-
daughter, Kimberley A. Harris
and husband Edwin P.; one
great-granddaughter, Megan E.
Harris; two brothers, Carl
Gafford and Gene Gafford; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at
Lee Memorial Park Funeral
Home in Fort Myers. The fami-
ly received friends one hour
prior to service time. Burial was
in Lee Memorial Park Ceme-
tery.
Robarts Family Funeral
Home
Wauchula



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BOBBY J. ARMSTRONG
Bobby J. Armstrong, 69, of
Wauchula, died Friday, October
26, at his residence.
A native of Geneva, Ala., he
lived in Wauchula for five
years, moving from Fort
Meade. He was employed by
Estech Phosphate for 28 years
and was active in central
Florida real estate for many
years. He attended Mount
Pisgah Baptist Church of Fort
Meade.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 44 years, Hazelene
Armstrong.
He is survived by one daugh-
ter, Glenda Powers of Wau-
chula; one son, Glenn Arm-
strong of Fort Meade; two
brothers, Bill Armstrong and
the Rev. Harold Armstrong,
both of Fort Meade; one sister,
Sue Tribby of McMinnville,
Tenn.; four grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends Monday, Oct. 29, 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were held Tuesday at
11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to
Hope Hospice, 9470 Health-
park Circle, Fort Myers, FL
33908.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
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are now listed daily at www.hardeeobits.com


We hear kind words
consistently. We're proud
that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
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Wauchula Water
Permit Grows
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District Govern-
ing Board Tuesday renewed and
modified a water use permit
(WUP) for the City of
Wauchula.
The modified permit increas-
es the permitted quantities. The
previous annual average per-
mitted quantity was 1,110,000
gallons of water per day (gpd.)
The new permitted quantity is
1,236,500 gpd, which is an
increase of 126,500 gpd.
The increase in quantity is
based on an estimated increase
in population.
As part of the permit, the city
must install and maintain flow
meters and submit monthly
readings. The city must also in-
vestigate alternative water sup-
plies and submit an alternative
water supply plan.
Another requirement of the
permit is for the city to report
on the effectiveness of its water
conservation rate structure. A
water-conserving rate structure
has tiered water rates which
increase with water use, mean-
ing high volume water users
pay more per gallon.
The permit expires Oct. 30,
2013.


ROBIN
MILLS
Robin Mills, 64, of Fort
Ogden, died Wednesday,
October 24, 2007, in Punta
Gorda.
She was born June 3, 1943
in Doylestown, Pa. and came
to Fort Ogden and DeSoto
County in 1979. She was a
member of the House of
Fellowship church,, jn Sara-
sota, and a teacher's assistant
at' Nocatee -Elementary
School for over 27 years.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Eddie Joe Mills of Fort
Ogden; four children, Daniel
Mills and wife Cheryl of Fort
Ogden, Donna Marie Byler
and husband Thomas of
Elkton, Ky., David Preston
and wife Amy of Zolfo
Springs, and Amy Lou Smith
of Elkton, Ky.; a sister, Ruth
Greenway of Stuart; and nine
grandchildren.
Memorial services were
held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 27 at Arcadia Church of
God.



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November 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A


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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


Beauty is truth, truth beauty;
that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
'Ode on a Grecian Urn'
By John Keats
HOW TO HAVE HALLOWEEN YEAR ROUND
"It's all in your mind," someone said.
Is it really? Some think so. Others scoff at the idea. I've come
to believe it.
During a drought, brown grass, in my view, is more beautiful
than green grass. A few years ago when Hardee County was begin-
ning to resemble Oklahoma during the dust bowl, and water restric-
tions were being strictly enforced, I would cringe when I'd drive by
green luxurious lawns. My own yard dry, parched, brown and
spotted with sandspurs to me looked infinitely more attractive.
"Now there's a guy who conserves," some of my neighbors
said, their voices tinged with awe and admiration. Others whis-
pered, "He's too lazy to water his yard."
Truth is, I did water it. Once.
But I felt guilty squirting water on the ground while some peo-
ple, I'd heard, had mud sputtering out of their faucets and shower
heads. I wondered if the folks with the lush green lawns had the
same qualms.
Take dust. The sight of it sends some people scrambling for
dust rags. Me, I've gotten beyond that. I've learned that dust is a
protective coating that will add years to the life of furniture.
It has other functions, too. Instead of trying to keep track of
pens and paper, you can simply write notes in the dust with your
finger. "Honey, I've gone to the store for soap," is infinitely more
effective written in the dust on the bathroom wall than scribbled on
a piece of paper and stuck to the mirror, where it can easily fall off
and float down into the toilet so the water blurs the ink, rendering
it unreadable.
Spider webs? They should be appreciated for the works of art
that they are, not swept away like trash. Did you ever look closely
at one? The intricate designs are breathtaking. Let them grow and
expand in your home, and you will have precious natural art and
year-round Halloween decorations money can't buy!
To most people's minds, the most beautiful automobiles are
those that are new and bright and shiny, without a speck of dust, a
scratch or a blemish. But if you look beneath the surface, and think
on a deeper level, you realize owners of such vehicles are nervous
wrecks. A bug hits the windshield and they speed to the nearest car
wash. A small scratch appears and they burn rubber all the way to
the shop to have it touched up. Owners of shiny new vehicles don't
breathe easily for at least two years, by which time they begin to
realize keeping their vehicle in mint condition is impossible. Only
then can they begin to relax.
Our society brainwashes us into believing women are beauti-
ful only if endowed with certain physical attributes. Do these phys-
ical features, which will fade like flowers in the fall, really indicate
beauty? Or is there something that lies beneath the surface far more
substantial?
The lyrics of a popular song a few years ago go: "If you want
to be happy for the rest of your life/never make a pretty woman
your wife/go for my personal point of view/get an ugly girl to
marry you."
The song laments the perils of marrying a beautiful woman,
saying it isn't the picnic one might imagine because other men are
always flirting with her, and she, being human, is flattered, and,
sooner or later, flirts back. A man married to a woman oozing what
society portrays as beauty worries constantly that some guy will
steal her awayv. ,
The great philosopheifPlato said most of us live as if we were
bound in the back of a cave, mistaking the shadows cast upon the
walls by flickering firelight for reality; and were we able to break
free and emerge into the pure light of truth, we would be stunned
at the wonder of it.
I bet old Plato never dusted his coffee table, swept spider webs
off his walls, washed his car, or watered his lawn.
He probably married an ugly woman, too.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
mail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.com


MY BIG TOE
Christy Brown was an Irishman born with cerebral palsy. Even
with his handicaps he managed to do amazing things. An entire
book was written about his ability to do most anything with his left
foot. It was called "My Left Foot." They even made an inspiring
movie of it, and I-have seen that movie a dozen times.
So, naturally, when I was awakened at about 2 a.m. by my left
big toe, my first thought was ... this toe is trying to tell me some-
thing. Maybe it had talents that had to date been unrealized. Maybe
there would be a movie ..
After a few short minutes it became clear that the only thing
this toe had planned was bringing misery to my sleeping body.
While the rest of my toes were happily pointing at the ceiling, this
one decided it wanted to point at the floor.
Among all the aches, pains and betrayals our bodies heap upon
us as we-age are nighttime leg cramps. I went from having maybe
one a year 20 years ago to having one a week. Usually started by
one insolent toe trying to run things.
I lay there still as a statue, my heart pounding. I had to stop this
thing before it got serious. Once it got started there would be no
way to walk it off, massage it out or talk sense into it. Anybody
who's ever had one of these nighttime cramps knows that it can
hold you hostage for a good 10 minutes.
Taking great care not to alert the rebellious toe, I used my
other foot to gently guide it back to a more natural position. But the
moment I stopped guiding, it popped back up, instantly alert, to
point directly at me.
It was on to me.
I sat up and put my feet on the floor and stood, thinking that
maybe if I walked around a little I could keep the situation under
control. No such luck. That one toe was now, belatedly, pointing at
the ceiling.
It started in the arch of my foot, a pain like a hot knife that
traveled in the wink of an eye up my left calf. The only thing I
could do was tense all over and try to prepare myself for the com-
ing torture. But I quickly resorted to cussin', sending the cat under
the bed and causing the dog to sit up and stare at me with eyes like
tea saucers.
The pain reached my knee as I called that toe every name in
the book and then made up a few. Eventually, the grip of the cramp
lessened and I collapsed on the edge of the bed, weak and whining
and blubbering like a baby.
As quickly as it had come, the cramp had passed.
Crawling back under the covers, I came to the conclusion that
my left big toe had nothing to offer society. There would be no
book. No movie.
It was just an ordinary left big toe with no particular abilities,
other than controlling a whiney middle-aged woman in the middle
of the night.


Underage Girlfriend Means Prison


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 21-year-old man caught
in side his 13-year-old girl-
friend's bedroom will now
be spending his time in
Florida State Prison.
Felix Sandoval Moreno, of
Immokalee, was sentenced
to four years in state prison
for the second-degree felony
crime of lewd battery on a
child under 16. In imposing
the penalty in Hardee Circuit
Court last week, Circuit
Judge Marcus J. Ezelle also
designated Moreno as a sex-
ual predator.
Ezelle assessed $495 in
fines and court costs, and
$190 in public defender fees.
The judge also ordered
Moreno to provide DNA for
the crime database.
Moreno was originally
arrested by Cpl. Matthew


Whatley of the Wauchula
Police Depart-ment in the
early morning hours of Feb.
12.
According to Police Chief
William Beattie, Whatley
had been called to the city
residence after a woman
there caught Moreno in the
13-year-old's bedroom after
midnight. The man did not
want the girl's family to
know he was there, so he had
climbed in the bedroom win-
dow.
The child told Whatley
that Moreno came to her
room at about 11:30 p.m. He
was bringing her pictures,
she said. She said it was not
the first time he visited late
at night.
The girl also told Whatley
that Moreno had come to her
house the night before, again
climbing in her bedroom


window. She said that on that
visit, however, both of them
got undressed and got into
her bed.
There, Beattie said, they
engaged in sexual relations.
Afterward, Moreno stayed a
couple more hours before
leaving, the girl told police.
After talking with the girl,
Whatley arrested Moreno
and transported him to the
Hardee County Jail.
The chief said that once at
the county jail, an interpreter
assisted in interviewing
Moreno, who admitted to
once going to the girl's house
at about 1 in the morning,
taking off his clothing and
having relations with the
child, just as she had report-
ed to police.
Moreno said that hap-
pened only that one time. He
said no such activity took


place on the night he was
discovered in the girl's bed-
room, Beattie said.
Beattie noted .that any
adult who has sexual rela-
tions with an underage per-
son is committing a crime, as
a child is not legally able to
give consent to such acts.,
Moreno will spend four
years in prison for doing so.
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Hardee Chamber Of Commerce Honors




Bobby Krause, Faye Shackelford


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Bobby Krause on Monday night was named Business Person of the Year in Hardee County by the Chamber of
Commerce. He was introduced by Terry Atchley. Krause was born in 1964, graduated from Stetson University in 1987
with a degree in political science, married his wife Susan in 1987 and moved to Hardee County in 1988 at Steve
..., Palmer's request. He worked as a CPA for a year, talked his father Richard (Dick) into buying a 150-acre orange grove
here and started a grove caretaking business. His company has 25 full-time employees. From left are Diana Youmans
of Mosaic which sponsors the award, daughter Kate Krause, Bobby Krause, wife Susan and Atchley. Kate said her
father is "a perfect role model, lots of fun and there is nothing fake about him."


Faye Shackelford and her son Marcus Shackelford ap-
preciated chamber's award. Faye was selected as the
winner of the Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Award.


Bobby Krause thanks the chamber for his award.


From left are Susan Carlton Smith, Faye Shackelford, Jane Carlton Durando and Doyle E. Carlton III, who presented
the award. Susan, Jane and Doyle are children of the late Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Faye filled grocery orders
for shut-ins and often delivered them, supported Hardee County youth, prepared Christmas food baskets for the
needy, and often extended credit to down-on-their-luck citizens who she knew would not be able to repay the store,
not wanting to turn them down and hurt their dignity.


From left are Faye Shackelford and her family granddaughter Gloria Jean Shackelford, sister Noveta Beeson, Faye
Shackelford, niece Jane Hancock, sister Jean Hancock, brother Williard Durrance, daughter-in-law Linda
Shackelford, and son Marcus Shackelford. L.M. and Faye Shackelford bought the grocery store from Martin Roberts
in 1956 and named it S & S Suprex. The store burned in 1966 and was rebuilt. Marcus came to work at the store in
1975. L.M. died in a traffic accident in 1990. The store was sold in 2002, with Faye working there 46 years.


WHEN YOUR DREAMS FADE
Q: I have had my heart set on my dreams ever since I was
a little girl. I've set goals and worked hard, but now my dreams
are slipping through my fingers. No matter how hard I try, they
keep slipping away. How do I just give up everything I've
worked for, everything my heart desires?
Signed, Dreamless
A: We should always dream. Dreams are what life is made of.
They give us hope.
Abraham's promise and dream of Canaan is what gave him the
strength to go on each day. Moses had hope that there was a better
place for the Israelites. Ruth knew there was more to life than
returning back to her homeland. Joseph believed he'd be success-
ful one day. Jesus even looked through the corridors of life and saw
the good His shed blood would do for all mankind one day.
Many people in the Bible had dreams come true, but not with-
out a price to pay, trials to overcome, valleys and storms to walk
through. I must ask: Are you willing to stand the test to reach your
dreams?
I encourage everyone to hope for the highest, believe for the
best and dream all the biggest. Just know, however, that we may
make the plans but God has the eraser to change them. While
you're dreaming, pray that God's perfect plan will prevail in the
end.
Sometimes, though, I feel our heart's desire tries to override
the Father's will. When things don't go according to our plan, we
get discouraged and feel like a failure. We even get mad at God for
letting us down. But all He is guilty of is allowing you to dream.
With God, all things are possible to those who believe. If a
dream is in God's will, then He will make the way. If it is not, then
He will prepare your heart and redirect your energy toward your
destiny. Either way, you win as long as God is in control.
Even when it seems like everything is against you, hold onto
your dreams but allow God to direct your path. Never allow pride,
selfishness or cheating to get you where you want to be because in
the end your dream, which was built on the wrong .foundation, will
crumble.
Allow God to build your dreams the way He has planned and
your life will be full of joy, peace and prosperity. Sometimes it
takes us lifting our hands toward Heaven and saying, "God, I give
you my dream, my heart's desire and my> future. Do with it what
you please and give me the heart to receive it."
Just remember to never look at what has slipped away, but
what you still hold in your hand.
Signed, Penny


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE #: 25-2007-CA-000392
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as
Trustee on behalf of ACE
Securities Corp. Home Equity
Loan and for the registered
holders of ACE Securities Corp.
Home Equity Loan Trust, Series
2005-HE6, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates,

Plaintiff,
-vs.-

Emilio Tamayo Jr.; Mortgage
Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc as nominee for Mortgage
Bankins Associates, Inc.;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against
the above named Defendant(s)
who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants

Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to arr Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Oct. 23, 2007, entered in Civil
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000392 of
the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein HSBC
Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on
behalf of ACE Securities Corp.
Home Equity Loan Trust and for
the registered holders of ACE
Securities Corp. Home Equity
Loan Trust, Series 2005-HE6,
Asset Backed Pass-Through
Certificates, Plaintiff and Emilio
Tamayo, Jr. are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. on Nov. 14,
2007 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

SOUTH 100 FEET OF THE
NORTH 236 1/2 FEET OF THE
EAST 230 FEET OF THE FOL-
LOWING: BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, AND RUN
NORTH 155 1/2 YARDS,
THENCE WEST 155 1/2
YARDS, THENCE SOUTH 155
1/2 YARDS, THENCE EAST
155 1/2 YARDS TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN. THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE.
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771;
IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
this 23 day of October, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
07-77594T
11:1-8c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 252007CP000089
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM P. PAUL

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of William P. Paul, deceased,
whose date of death was June 8,
2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims


or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 the
decedent'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 FILED WITH-
SIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORFH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
4


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 25, 2007.
Personal Representative
Carol Lee Torns
2206 Greenleaf Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative
W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney for William P. Paul
Florida Bar# 060840
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-7700
Fax: (863) 382-7715
10:25,11:lc.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP0001Q1
IN THE INTEREST OF:
P., D. DOB: 10/21/1996
R, 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 8th day of October,
2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
10:11-11:10C



A child on a farm sees a plane
fly overhead and dreams of a
faraway place. A traveler on
the plane sees the farmhouse
and dreams of home.
-Carl Burns


RIBBON CUTTING


COURTESY PHOTO
After five years of planning and over a year of construction, South Florida Community College celebrated the com-
pletion of its new $12 million Health & Science Education Center with a dedication and open house last week at
the main campus in Avon Park. Participating in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony are (from left) Kimble McKay,
who recently retired from the SFCC District Board of Trustees; David Oellerich, president, Mathews Construction;
Jon R. "Ron" Fahs, director of facilities and budget planning for the Florida Department of Education; Bob Thomas,
architect, STH Architectural Group; SFCC trustees Tami Cullens, Anne Reynolds and Richard Maenpaa; Dr. Norman
L. Stephens Jr., SFCC president; and SFCC trustees David Leidel, Dr. Louis Kirschner and Gary Delatorre.


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Woman Will

Love Her Sister Forever


Dear Editor:
What is a sister?
Sisters are little girls growing
up, running and playing without
any cares. Chasing chickens
and ducks on their grandma's
farm. Playing in tall grass, both-
ering their grandpa as he works
in his shop, waiting for him to
shoo them away. Running here
and there and everywhere they
can.
Sisters whisper in each others
ears, and get the giggles over
anything that strikes their fancy.
They fight and pull each other's
hair. and then they comfort one
another with pats on the back
while saying sorry, okay? Sorry.
Hollering and screaming, and
scheming. Playing with kitties
and puppies, and watching
frogs hop. They play school and
argue over who gets to be the
teacher. They become mom-
mies with their baby dolls, from
changing diapers to brushing,
and cutting babies hair even if it
doesn't need it.
Not a care in the world do lit-
tle girls have. They change pret-
ty church dresses for play
clothes gladly. From the time
they get up until the time they
go to bed they have many
adventures throughout the day.
Watching grandma in the
kitchen making homemade bis-
cuits, trying to put their hands
in the flour when grandma's not
looking. They watch as the jolly
grandma loves to sing as she
cooks, so they copy her, singing
words that only they can under-
stand. They can have faces
clean as angels, and in five min-
utes look as though they rolled
in a mud hole.
When sisters become teen-
agers they no longer play the
games they used to play.
Everything changes, now they
fuss and fight with the greatest
of ease. They are bossy with
each other. They fight over who
has to do the dishes, and every-
thing else they can think of.
Sisters can share the same
room, but don't touch each
other's stuff. Sisters even fight
in the bed, one hogs the covers,
one hogs the bed. Sisters can be
nosy, too, secrets are not shared
as easily as they once were.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Oct. 25, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,898 com-
pared to 13,396 last week and 12,464 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
and heifers were unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Boys can be a sister's biggest
enemy. When a boy becomes a
boyfriend, the sister acts like
she is grown up. The younger
sister can't stand her sister's
boyfriend. What does she see in
him? Yuck!
These teenage days can't
pass fast enough. Before you
know it, one is married, one
soon becomes a mom. Two kids
later, the sisters become close
once more.
Now, their running and play-
ing is changed to driving the
kids here and there and every-
where. The sisters have grown
and pow both have kids of their
own. Even though they have
families of their own, they
.spend a lot of time together.
Now their children run and
play, and scream and scheme.
Everything has came full circle.
Before you know it our children
are grown and gone.
The sisters have become
close again. They are best
friends once more. Their child-
hood days have long gone, now
they have really grown up.
Sisters, there is nothing like
them, well maybe brothers, but
I don't think so. Sisterhood, the
love of a sister is so special. A
bond that is strong. A love that
connects the past to the present.
A love that nourishes and grows
in time.
A sister is cherished. A sister
is a true friend. My sister has
gone on to be with the Lord. I
miss her dearly. I pray I will see
her again. Wow it seems the
days of not so long ago are truly
gone. Gone but not forgotten.
Yes, sisters are special. A sis-
ter's love is special.
Dedicated to the memory of
my big sister, Kathy (who died
of breast cancer two years ago).
Love, see you before you
know it.

Missing you forever
and a day.
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


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I9 Light One Candle
S. By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


REPUTATION LOST AND FOUND?
Whether through screaming headlines or whispered words,
what immediately captures our attention?
Scandal.
When someone offends the moral sensibilities of others, from
the inappropriate to the outrageous to the illegal, that's scandal.
Even worse, the malicious gossip that usually follows often dam-
ages reputations and can become a scandal itself.
Someone I know told me about an incident that happened to
her best friend. The woman faced trumped-up charges of criminal
mischief, and neighbors pounced on the story.
My friend told me that the accused woman "closed herself off
because she didn't want to talk about it or, worse, hear others talk-
ing. She stopped going out for dinner, something she loved to do.
She even became sick, suffering from ulcers."
Ultimately, the charges were dropped when the so-called wit-
ness never appeared in court.
What I found most interesting, though, was the affect the situ-
ation had on the two friends. They admitted that until then they,
too, had engaged in their share of.gossip. But now, realizing how
harmful it could be, they .agreed to think twice before judging
another person and spreading rumors or scandal.
Many of us are only too Wvilling to make up our minds about
the guilt or innocence of someone with incomplete and faulty infor-
mation.
Back in 1987, Raymond Donovan, the secretary of labor under
President Ronald Reagan, was indicted for larceny and fraud in
connection with a construction project. He and the other defendants
were acquitted. Donovan was also vindicated by an independent
council. This prompted him to ask a question I've never forgotten:
"Which office do I go to, to get my reputation back?"
Fair point. How does anyone who's been falsely accused and
quickly condemned by others re-establish innocence in the eyes of
the world?
What bothers me most is the part we average, ordinary peo-
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in our living room shooting the breeze with colleagues, friends and
family about the latest scandal. Sometimes we convict others of
crimes; sometimes, simply of bad behavior. But guilty they must
be.
There's no smoke without fire, right? They must have done
something, right?
What's as bad, if not worse, is the way we bad-mouth not only
people in the news, but people we know.
I wonder what you and I would think if it were our spouse or
parent or child who was the one being vilified. Or if it were -
Heaven help us! you or me?
But that could never happen. Could it?
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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


TROPICAL UPDATE
With hurricane season nearly over, I thought it might be a good
time to talk about what has happened so far in 2007. Up to today,
we have had:
16 tropical depressions
14 named storms
4 hurricanes, of those 2 were major
2 minor impacts'for Florida (Andrea and Barry)
So what does all this mean?
It means Mother Nature is unpredictable. Of course, technolo-
gy is improving all the time and our ability to know where a storm
is going (once it forms) is getting better all the time. Forecast errors
have been reduced every year over the last 10 years.
What can we expect for the remainder of the season?
Historically, tropical storm development drops off sharply
after Oct. 15. Having said that, there have been 10 major (catergo-
ry 3 or greater) hurricanes after Oct. 15 since 1960, the most recent
being Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
Late-season hurricanes come from two sources; African waves
and old fronts that drop off the Eastern Seaboard of the United
States. This time of year, the jet stream digs a little further south,
and that increases wind shear and causes storms to re-curve out to
sea.
Unfortunately, Florida and the western Caribbean are still
under a pretty high risk for storm development. Sea surface tem-
peratures are still above normal in the Gulf and Caribbean. Bottom
line: Until the waters cool significantly, everyone needs to keep
their guard up.
WE NEED YOU!
You! Yes, you, sitting there reading the paper! How would you
like to volunteer with one, or all, of the disaster organizations in
Hardee County?
There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer, and it only
takes a little time and a positive attitude. We'll provide the rest!
Hardee County has a great Community Emergency Response
Team better known as CERT and it is always looking for
more members. CERT was born in California and trains citizens to
handle local emergencies until trained rescuers can arrive. Some of
the skills CERT teaches include: disaster preparedness, basic First
Aid, search and rescue techniques, fire suppression, and team orga-
nization skills.
The Hardee Amateur Radio Group -- better known HARG -
is the local amateur radio club. Its purpose is to provide communi-
cators during disasters. The radio club meets monthly and can pro-
vide the necessary training to obtain your amateur radio license. It
can also provide additional training to use more sophisticated
equipment.
You can get more information on joining these groups by con-
tacting us at 773-6373 or visit our Web site at www.hardeecoun-
ty.net/eoc. It's easy, it's fun and you'll learn real skills you can use
if a disaster strikes your area.
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Cracker Trail Museum displayed a collection of many pieces
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Hardee County residents for the purpose of producing a slideshow,
which was shown on monitors throughout the park. This
slideshow of historic pictures included 300 memories, and because
of your interest in this project, many photographs were ones that
had never been viewed by the public before.
Thanks to all of those who brought pictures to the museum so
they could be scanned and returned back to you. These copies will
also be reproduced and displayed at the museum as an acquisition
in the donor's name. Copies of the 30-minute historic slideshow
may be purchased for $10, with the proceeds going to Main Street
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Thursday, November 1, 2007


PAGE ONE


Seahawks Scald 'Cats; DeSoto Game Here Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three fumbles, an injured
fullback and whatever else
could go wrong happened on
Friday night.
The 3A Hardee Wildcats took
a long trip to Cape Coral and
even longer trip back home fol-
lowing the 30-0 loss to the
Class 5A Seahawks.
The game tomorrow (Friday)
night is a different story alto-
gether, one for all the money as
the DeSoto Bulldogs and Har-
dee Wildcats clash in the 87th
game of the longest high school
football rivalry in the state.
This is a must-win for the
Wildcats, who are 6-2 overall,


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Special Teams


and challenging the undefeated
8-0 Bulldogs. The winner is the
Class 3A-District 12 champion
and will host early post-season
playoff games.
If Hardee loses, and Sebring
wins its home game against
rival Avon Park, Hardee would
be district runner-up. If Avon
Park were to defeat Sebring,
Hardee's season would come to
an abrupt end.
Beside senior quarterback
Shay Shine and running back
VC Hollingsworth, DeSoto fea-
tures a pair of big defensive
linemen to contend with.
"We'll have our hands full,
but I expect our kids will be up
for this game. They had a tough


Dalton Farr
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loss, but we will put that behind
us, and focus on this week's
game. To maintain that focus,
we won't be giving out senior
awards on Friday. We're going
to take care of that during our
end-of-the-season banquet,
make them a goal for players to
strive for," said head coach Tim
Price.
Although Hardee was shut
out in last week's game, there
were some highlights. Senior
kicker Jose Castaneda had
seven punts for 249 yards, a 37-
yard average. Despite an obvi-
ous size disadvantage, four
Wildcats had six or more solo
tackles. Soph Antjuan Jones
led Hardee with nine tackles,
six assists, three tackles for a
loss and a fumble caused.
Wade Mahoney added- eight-
tackles and two assists, Postene
Louisjeune had a half dozen
tackles five assists, including
four tackles for loss. David
Newcomb added six tackles and
four assists and Skylar Alden
had three tackles and an assist,
ding a tackle for loss.
Spencer Boyd returned the
opening kickoff 25 yards and
the Seahawks started off on a
night of scoring in each quarter.


Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards


Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE
BRADEN
RIVER


HARDEE
1-6
17
29/144
158
3
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7/50


0 0 0 0

7 10 7 6


In the .opening series, although
they made a pair of first downs,
the Seahawks were forced to
punt.
Back Jimmy Cimeus fell on it
at the Wildcat 8. Jayquan
Gandy got four yards, and
Cimeus three, but he was
injured and sat out the rest of
the half. Normally wide receiv-
er, but all purpose player Jordan
Grimsley moved to the back
field in place of Cimeus.
As the first quarter wound
down, Cape Coral was on the
move. A face mask penalty got
the Seahawks within the 10-
yard line. Quarterback David
Pasquale faked a pass and got to
the 4, then passed to Braxton
Jones for the TD. The Jaylen
Mallow kick made it 7-0 with
10 seconds left in the first peri-
od.
Hardee made good progress
on its next series, moving from
its 30 all the way to the
Seahawk 5. Senior back Jay-
quan Gandy was dragging three
defensive players with him and
hoping to get to the end zone,
when the ball was popped out
and recovered by Cape Coral.
On the next play, Pasquale
was stopped in the backfield, at


CAPE
CORAL
19-28-0
303
31/95
398
0
17
8/66


= 30


the 1-yard line by Skylar Alden,
who nearly got the safety. The
senior quarterback launched a
throw to Prince Holloway, who
had gotten behind Hardee at the
35-yard line. The play was good
for 99 yards and a touchdown.
The PAT make it a 14-0 game.

Cape Coral almost added a
touchdown before halftime, but
a gooddefensive pass breakup
kept Brian Perry from grabbing
the TD catch. The Seahawks
settled for a Mallow 23-yard
field goal and 17-0 halftime
advantage
A Seahawk onside kick to
start the second half backfired
when Hardee covered it. The
'Cats couldn't move effectively
and were forced to punt. Cape
Coral responded with a couple
of running plays before Pas-
quale passed to Cameron Hall
for a 57-yard TD. With the
Malloy kick it was 24-0.


The teams exchanged punts.
On its next series, Cimeus was
breaking tackles and got 22
yards before he was downed,
injured again and out for the
rest of the game. Hopefully, the
deep thigh bruise will heal
quickly and he will be able to
play this week.
Hardee kept moving down-
field, including an Ezayi You-
youte 17-yard pass to Grimsley.
Hardee's process was halted at
the Seahawk 14.
The Seahawks got going late
in the third quarter and contin-
ued with runs and passes in the
final period. Finally Pasquale
went up the middle to the 1-
yard line, then kept the ball
again to squeeze into the end
zone. A bad snap lost the con-
version kick, but the Seahawks
had made the final score 30-0.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


Players Of The Week

Cape Coral


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Offense


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Hardee


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Casey Layne Prescott, the Nov. 3, at the First Baptist
daughter of Mike and Layne Church of Wauchula. The cere-
Prescott of Wauchula, has mony will begin at 5 p.m., with
announced the plans for her music commencing at 4:15.
wedding to D. Scott Dickson, Following the ceremony, a
the son of David "Butch" and wedding reception will be held
Lorraine "Rainey" Dickson of at the Joe L. Davis Barn on East
Wauchula. Main Street in Wauchula.
The couple will exchange Friends and relatives of the
marriage vows this Saturday, couple are invited.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
JUDGING GOD
In the Bible, God's insistence that we love and obey Him
supremely seems to many to be egotistical and domineering. This
is because we judge God by our own extremely limited standards,
and impose on Him our own narrow and selfish motives.
It is beyond our comprehension that Someone exists who is
absolutely pure and good, so good, in fact, that the greatest bless-
ing He can give us is Himself. This truth permeates the Bible and
unlocks many of its mysteries.
However, men must humble themselves to appreciate it. This
is why the first step in approaching God is in confessing His sov-
ereignty over the universe and every creature in it.
Such a step is stoutly resisted by a mankind bent on self-exal-
tation. Personal glory is the goal we see pursued on every side, and
in our own hearts. How can such mean, selfish creatures compre-
hend a deity like our God, let alone worship Him acceptably?
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," (Psalm
111:19). How many of us have anything close to a fear of God?
Many regard such a fear as primitive and a mark of immaturity.
A child, in ignorance, may put a hand into a fire and be burned.
When this child is careful never to do this again, we regard this fear
as wise. Why don't we commend those who have attempted to live
reckless lives and have learned to acknowledge God as a result?
Let's face it: it is simple pride, and it was so in the beginning
when God told Adam and Eve they could enjoy all the fruits of the
Garden but one. Why did Eve give in to the serpent's suggestion?
It was because she despised being a simple helpless creature at the
mercy of the deity, and wanted .some of God's power and knowl-
edge for herself.
Jesus came to demonstrate a different relationship with God.
He relied entirely on His Father, every single day. Every hour and
moment.
The worldly wise despise such total trust and heap ridicule,
and even persecution, on all who follow the Savior in such humil-
ity.
But all who dare to follow Jesus will find that His heavenly
Father, and ours, is completely trustworthy. We can learn for our-
selves that God is good!


Southside Baptist Church is
holding revival Sunday through
Wednesday with special speak-
er Rev. Eric Romick, pastor of
the Nocatee First Baptist
Church. Rev. Brandon Phillips,
music minister at First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade will
coordinate the music.
Services are 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday.
Everyone is invited to share
with the congregation at the
church at 505 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula during this special
time of blessing.
Spirit Wind Tabernacle is
having revival services all next
week, beginning on Sunday.
Featured evangelists will be
Sherry Clark and Dottie
Williams. The service Sunday
will be at 7 p.m. On Monday
through Friday, it will be at
7:30.
Rev. Laurence C. Williams,
the pastor, invites everyone to
join with the congregation at
the church at 1652 Old Bra-
denton Road, Wauchula, each
evening.
Victory Praise Center will
host a time of special music on
Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring
The Souls of Fire.
The church is at 132 E. Main
St., Bowling Green. Everyone
is invited. There will be refresh-
ments after the service.
Cornerstone Church of
Fort Meade will start two new
services on Sunday, a tradition-
al service at 9 a.m. with Alexis
Hamlin leading the worship
time and a contemporary ser-
vice at 10:45 with Donna Smith
in charge of worship.
The traditional service in-.
cludes Southern gospel, modern
praise and worship, hymns and
special solos. The contempo-
rary service will be "high
impact" with all modern praise
and worship and occasional
drama and human videos. For
more information, call Jack
Cochran at 285-8255.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Elementary School students participated in a "Say No To Drugs" poster con-
test as a part of their Red Ribbon Week activities. Winners, dressed in Halloween cos-
tumes and holding water-bottle prizes, are (front row, from left) Tara Hines, Joshua
Albritton, Faith Arreola, Sophie Cardenas, Claire Carlton, Rosie Fimbres, Sarah
McClenithan and Breanna Godwin; (back row) Hayden Lindsey, Tori Palma, Tiffany
Flores, Angelica Gonzalez, Morgan Walters and Naushin Khan; not pictured are
Jessica Kunkel, Carolina Ramires, Mateo Maldonado and Parker Carlton.


CENTENNIAL CROWNS


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COURTESY PHOTO
Along with President Teddy Roosevelt, Hardee County's own home-grown dignitaries
greeted citizens attending the Wauchula Centennial Celebration in Main Street
Heritage Park on Oct. 13. Royals shown here include (from left) 2007's Junior Miss
Amanda Rigney, Mrs. Hardee County Lindsay Bennett, Wauchula Mayor David Royal,
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Florida's First Assembly Takes

First Overseas Missions Trip


Nine members of Florida's
First Assembly of God departed
for' Burgas, Bulgaria, on the
Black Sea on Oct. 5. The team
included Elaine Abbott, Lavon
and Linda Cobb, Pastor Bob
and Debbie Lecocq, Ruby Pow-
ell, Lavonda Rogers,. Charlotte
Shields and Lora Williams.
The trip was with a ministry
called "Book of Hope" out of
Pompano Beach. The "Book of
Hope" was started by mission-
ary Bob Hoskins, who had a
desire to take God's Word. to all
the children of the world.
Twenty years ago, he had sent
Bibles to government leaders as
a gift. The president of El
Savador contacted him and
asked if he would give a Bible
to all the school-aged children
of El Salvador.
Hoskins said "yes," not
knowing how many children
that was. The number was just
under one million.
Twenty years later, "The
Book of Hope" is going strong.
Over 465 million copies have
been distributed around the
world, age-appropriate and
,printed in a language the child
reads.
The team from Florida's First
was going to be the first to dis-


tribute the "Book of Hope" in
the country of Bulgaria. They
went from Tampa to Dulles
International Airport in Wash-
ington, D.C., but their flight
was three hours late leaving
Tampa, causing them to arrive
in Dulles just in time to watch
their Austrian Airlines flight
leave without them.
The airlines housed the team
for the night and put them on
Saturday's flight to Vienna,
Austria. Once in Vienna, they
caught one more flight to Varna,
Bulgaria, and then had a two-
hour drive to Burgas.
The original plan was to go to
all of the public schools in
Burgas, distributing the "Book
of Hope" to children. However,
for the first time ever, the entire
country's school teachers were
on strike. They wanted an
increase from their $300 per
month wages.
The team adapted and went to
preschools and orphanages.
Each day several were visited
and the "Book of Hope" was
distributed. Each evening the
team would drive to a remote
village and show the movie,
"The Godman," a state-of-the-
art animation of the life of
Christ.


Entire villages would turn out
to stand or sit in the street and
watch "The Godman." After
each showing there was a salva-
tion prayer offered, with an
acknowledgement by show of
hands as to who had prayed that
prayer. Over 1,000 people
responded.
By far the most moving expe-
rience was the Thursday morn-
ing visit to the orphanage. Con-
ditions at the orphanage were
bleak and in keeping with a for-
mer Soviet Block country. Forty
children there were shown the
movie. Each orphan also
received "The Book of Hope."
On Saturday team members
traveled back to Vienna without
their luggage. Sunday the team
toured Vienna, and Monday
flew back home to Hardee
County.
A complete account pic-
tures included of the first
overseas missions trip Florida's
First Assembly of God has ever
gone on will be given by the
individual team members this
Sunday night at 6 at Florida's
First Assembly of God.
Everyone is welcome to
attend. Florida's First Assembly
is located at 1397 S. Florida
Ave.


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Way Back Whe


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
Vote Next Tuesday: Next
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1932, is an
important day for the people of
this nation. It marks the end of
the presidential campaign, and
it now remains for the voters to
express their choice at the polls.
Nationally it looks like a
Democratic year. The straw
polls conducted recently show
an overwhelming preference for
Roosevelt and Garner, and
widespread unemployment, un-
rest, and dissatisfaction serves
to boost Democratic stock with
each passing day.
We hope that voters turn out
for Tuesday's election. Unless
you express your choice at the
polls, you have no right to kick
on the outcome. Vote next Tues-
Sday, and vote right.
Gov. Carlton On Party
Speaking Tour: Gov. Doyle E.
Carlton is completing a three-
state speaking tour in the inter-
est of the Roosevelt/Gardner
presidential campaign.
Leaving Atlanta after the
Southern reception for Gov.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Demo-
cratic nominee for president,
Carlton went into Kentucky,
southern Indiana, and Missouri
to address Democratic rallies in
those states.
In the early days of cam-
paigning, Carlton offered his
services to the Democratic
national campaign and he was
requested to come to New York
for a conference at which time
the tour was arranged. It was
during his New York visit that
Carlton predicted that Florida
will vote more than two to one
for Roosevelt and Gardner.
50 YEARS AGO
Chevrolet Introduces Impala:
Chevrolet offers in its 1958 Bel
Air series two Impala models,
named after and strongly remi-
niscent of a "dream car" in the
GM Motorama. This is the
Impala Sport Coupe, distinc-
tively styled from any angle,
and setting a new standard for
interior luxury in the low-price
field.
A new engine and frame and
two new suspension systems
.are but a few of the many chas-
sis advances. Impalas are
grouped with the Bel Airs, one


of the four new series of
Chevrolets this year. The new
Chevrolets are on display at
Hardee Motor Co., Wauchula.
Florida's Payroll Show,.
Increase: Working Floridians
received a wage-salary total of
$4.162 billion during 1956,
almost half a billion more than
in 1955. The year's gain in
Florida was 11 percent and the
six-year increase (since 1950)
was 83 percent, ranking Florida
third in the nation in both
instances. The national figures
were seven percent and 44 per-
cent respectively, the Florida
State Chamber of Commerce
said yesterday.
The A&P Super Market at
118 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
has had the distinction of being
judged one of nine honor store
award winners of a unit-wide
customer service program in
, which approximately 119 stores
were competing.
The Wauchula store was de-
clared the winner over 12 other
stores in its classification.

25 YEARS AGO
The Rev. Herschel Creasman,
Mrs. Caddie Beeson and Mrs.
Ola Revell turn a spade-full of
dirt at the groundbreaking cere-
mony for the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula. Mrs. Bee-
son is the oldest member of the
church, and Mrs. Revell has
been a member the longest.
The groundbreaking was held
last Sunday afternoon at the site
on SR 64-A west of Wauchula,
where the new $2 million
church complex will be built.
Construction was to begin
Monday and is expected to be
completed by Easter 1984. A
huge crowd of members and
guests took part in the ceremo-
ny.
School Budget Cut $160,000:
The slowdown in the state eco-
nomy is beginning to affect the
school system, which up till
now has remained relatively un-
touched by the recession. Fri-
day the School Board was ask-
ed to do some belt-tightening,
and was warned that more will
be necessary before next year.
Due to a shortfall in the pre-
dicted sales tax revenues, the
board was required to cut back
its budget by two percent, or
$160,000, and may be required
to cut back an additional 5.7
percent in November.


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Nov. 2,
1957-2003
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Fall Festival
You are invited to attend the
Major C. Morris Fall Festival on
MLK in front of the Masonic Lodge
in Wauchula, Florida

November 3, 2007

S8 a.m. 4 p.m.

lias event will help send another student to college.
,We would be glad to have ijou on that day.

(aducatlon iid uc a vitalpart o ouWr
,ckl crens learlninq.
Coordinator: Marilyn Morris


Prison Vote Close: The local
straw ballot on the prison,
which was watched with closer
interest than any other item on
the ballot this year, passed by a
majority vote.
Voters told their county com-
missioners they favored the
placing of a prison in Hardee
County by a vote of 1, 561 to
1,408. In spite of an agreement
to look for a site, some of the
commissioners feel there is lit-
tle chance a prison will actually
be built in Hardee County.
10 YEARS AGO
HHS Swimmers Sweep
Heartland: Hardee High School
swim teams brought home dual
championships from the Heart-
land swim meet Saturday.
The Hardee boys easily swam
to another Heartland title, while
girls would not settle for co-
champions as last season and
took undisputed leadership in
the Heartland. The Hardee boys
won all 12 events in cruising to
an overwhelming 246 points.
For the Hardee girls, two new
records were set. Hardee girls
won the meet with 189 points.

PRECo Employees Take
Time For Safety:. Linemen,
meter readers, warehousing and
supply, customer service staff
and administration of Peace
River Electric Cooperative Inc.
took time for a well-earned ice
cream social last week to cele-
brate 1,000,000 hours of work
without a serious accident.
Tailgate conferences before
major projects, routine safety
seminars and constant vigilance
have helped employees in the
six years it took for that accom-
plishment.



College Hill
Reunion

Saturday
The annual College Hill
School Reunion will be held
this Saturday at the school-
house.
The program will begin at 11
a.m., with the meal at noon.
Participants are asked to bring a
covered dish.
This year's event will be ded-
icated to the memory of past
president Gladys Albritton
Davis, who died on Sept. 28.
The College Hill School-
house is located on CR 663 and
College Hill Road.
For further information, call
Pat Gugle at 375-2844.








MICHAEL FARRELL
Army National Guard Pvt.
Michael Farrell has graduated
from basic combat training at
Fort Knox, Ky.
He is the grandson of Max
and Lila Carey of Gebhart
Road, Bowling Green.
During the nine-week train-
ing period, he and his fellow
trainees received instruction in
drill and ceremony, weapons,
rifle marksmanship and bayonet
training, and chemical warfare.
There were field training and
tactical exercises, armed and
unarmed combat drills and les-
sons in military courtesy, mili-
tary justice, physical fitness,
first aid, and Army history, tra-
ditions and core values.








ONE PINK, NO BLUES
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Holmes,
an eight pound 11 ounce daugh-
ter, Hannah Paige, born Oct. 18,
2007, DeSoto Memorial Hos-
pital, Arcadia. Mrs. Holmes is
the former Erin Humphreys.


Maternal grandparents are Joel
Humphreys of Lake Placid and
the late Donna Humphreys.
Paternal grandparents are Bill
and Margo Holmes of Lake
Placid and Robert and Inez
Hosford of Wauchula. Great-
grandmothers are Lpcille Hum-
phreys, Betty McLeod and
Dorothy Deuel.
Hospital newborn shots may
be included with your an-
nouncement free of charge. Any
other photo is $15.


5K/Family Festival

Fun Set For Nov. 10


The fourth annual Veteransopen to serious sports-minded
Day 5K & Family Festival will competitors and casual partici-
be hosted on Saturday, Nov. 10, pants alike. The 3.1-mile route
by the Hardee County YMCA, winds around one of the park's
and this year there are more four lakes.
exciting happenings tied in with Awards will be given for best
the event than ever before. overall and top individual male
and "female runners. Medals
In addition to the race, the will be bestowed upon the first-
2007 edition of the Family and second-place competitors
Festival will also offer free in each division.-place Commemo-s
horse and buggy tourseach division. Commemo-
horse and buggy tours, a 50-50 rative T-shirts will be provided
raffle and inflatable play- to the first 100 walkers and run,
grounds for children to romp
in. ners.
The Junior Reserve Officer
The 5K event kicks off the Training Corps from Hardee
day at 8 a.m., with the festival Senior High School will be pre-
fun running until 1 in the after- senting the colors prior to the
noon. It's all located at Hardee awards ceremony.
Lakes Park, in the northwest Java Cafe of Wauchula is,
section of the county. sponsoring a continental run-
Now a mainstay attraction for ners' breakfast, and Smokin',
local athletes, the yearly race is Joe's Barbecue will be selling,


Check-Card Prol

Benefits Local Sc


Suncoast Schools Federal.
Credit Union has introduced an
innovative check-card program
that is expected to bring more
than $1.2 million to area public
schools in the 2007-08 academ-
ic year with the help of its more
than 438,000 members.
The "Suncoast for Schools
Rewards Check Card" will pro-
vide five cents for public
schools each time a member
uses the card for a signature-
based credit transaction, rather.
than using the PIN.
Based on 2007-08 projec-
tions, $553,600 of the total will,
be generated for children's edu-
cation initiatives in the extend-
ed Tampa Bay-area counties,
which includes Hardee County.
In preparation for the Oct. 1
debut of the new program,
Suncoast Schools began accru-
ing funds for its 2007-08 contri-
bution on Jan. 1. All money
raised through this program will
be made available through the
Suncoast for Kids Foundation
for school programs and schol-
arshipS in the 15 Florida coun-
ties Suncoast serves.
Schools receive funds from


ABOUT ...
Hardee Living
Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
ments, weddings, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events and military
assignments.
Forms are available at our
office. For engagements
and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


the signature transactions initi-I-
ated by members who reside in;
that particular county. That
means Hardee County check-
card users will generate money
for Hardee County schools.
"We are proud to support
education, and this program
will help us give exponentially
in the communities that we
serve," said Tom Dorety, presi-
dent and chief executive officer
of Suncoast. "The Suncoast for
Schools Rewards Check Card
gives members an opportunity
to support public schools sim-
ply by virtue of their relation-
ship with the credit union."
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union was chartered in
1934 as Hillsborough County


_hot lunches. Water will be pro-
vided to the runners by Ullrich's
Water Conditioning Service.
Event proceeds benefit the
YMCA's youth programs and Y
Achievers, which encourages
the personal development of
teens, including college. prepa-
Sration and community service*
Mosaic is the naming sponsor
of the 5K & Family Festival,
while Vandolah Power. is the
presenting sponsor and CF In-
dustries is the supporting spon-
sor.
For more information or to
register, call 773-6445 or visit
www.sarasota-ymca.org/hard-
eelakes. .
To get to Hardee Lakes Park,
take CR 663 or John Gill Road
to Ollie Roberts Road and into
the park.




gram

hools
JTeachers Credit Union. The
Suncoast for Kids Foundation,
created in 1998, is sponsored
entirely by the credit union, and'
100 percent of funds are- con-,
tributed to organizations andI
initiatives that assist children in'
the communities Suncoast
serves.
The Suncoast for Schools Re-
wards Check Card is the latest
generation of service to educa-
tion. The total 2007-08 school-
year projection is based on use
of the Suncoast for Schools
Rewards Check Card in 2007.

Live and let live is not
enough; live and help live
is not too much.
-Orison Swett Marden


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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS






Saturday, Nov. 3 ~ 11 a.m.
1st United Methodist

207 N. 7th Ave.
All creatures great and small are invited
to be blessed.
Rick Walker, Pastor 1:


HONORING OUR VETERANS


We can never fully
repay our debt of
gratitude to the more
than 650,000 Ameri-
can servicemembers
who died in battle or
the 1.4 million who
were wounded. We
can, however, recog-
nize and thank the
25 million veterans
still living today.


VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY


Monday, Nov.


at the

American Legion Hall

Herger Williams Post No. 2

117 W Palmetto St., Wauchula


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November 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Oct. 28, a residential burglary on Beeson Road, thefts on
Linda Lou Ranch Road, North Nursery Road and CR 663, and a
vehicle stolen on Old Bradenton Road were reported.

Oct. 27, thefts on Monroe Street, Jack Jones Road and Lincoln
Street were reported.

Oct. 25, Rufus Minor Howell, 34, of 570 Webb Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-sup-
port. *
Oct. 25, Tommy Kilpatrick, 36, of 1204 David Court, Wau-
chula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and pos-
session of.drug paraphernalia.
Oct. 25, thefts on U.S. 17 North, Vandolah Road and Honey-.
suckle Street were reported.

Oct. 24, Nicolas Hernandez, 28, General Delivery, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
larceny.
Oct. 24, Mary Frances Skinner, 44, of 6894 George Marsh
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and
charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.
Oct. 24, John Henry Summerville, 43, of 2309 Locust Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession
of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oct. 24, a residential burglary on Erler Road, a robbery on
North Florida Avenue, a vehicle stolen on George Marsh Road,
fights on Harris Road and Osprey Lane, and thefts on Mineral
Branch Road, U.S. 17 North and Garza Road were reported.

Oct. 23, Alfred Sidney Bragg, 36, of 1783 Crystal Grove Park,
Lakeland, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
non-support.
Oct. 23, William Fleurimond, 22, of 701 LaPlaya Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by DTF and charged with aggravated fleeing to
elude a police officer, resisting an officer without violence and two
traffic charges.
Oct. 23, a fight on Will Duke Road and a theft on SR 64 East
were reported.

Oct. 22, Henry Lee Haarris, 47, of 210 S. CR 663, Ona, was
arrested by Sgt. James Adlei on a charge of a sex offender desig-
nation violations.
Oct. 22, a residential burglary on Griffin Road, a business
burglary on Theater Road, a fight on Will Duke Road, criminal
mischief on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on SR 64 East, U.S. 17 North
and Maude-Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Oct. 27, Dionisio Zacharias, 27, and Bernerdino Hernandez
Lopez, 24, both General Delivery, Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt.
Chris LeConte and each charged with disorderly intoxication.
Oct. 27, a theft on Bay Street was reported.

Oct. 26, thefts on South Florida Avenue and South Seventh
Avenue were reported.

Oct. 25, Richard Lee Hines, 38, of 2687 Morrow Allen Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged
with criminal mischief damage to property.
Oct. 25, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Oct. 24, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and a theft on Bell
Street were reported.

Oct. 23, Adam Gonzales, 19, of 4405 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
SGreen, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oct. 23, Wallace Clayton Stewart, 30, of 1145 NV 102nd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohannon and charged
with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug para-
phernalia and a traffic violation.

Oct. 23, a robbery on West Oak Street was reported.

Oct. 22, Jonathan Albert Mills, 46, of 2346 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
Oct. 22, a residential burglary on Lane Street and thefts on
U.S. 17 South, North Florida Avenue and West Palmetto Street
were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 27, Cleopes Juan Leyva, 42, of 510 Grove St., Bowling


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Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
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Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Aguilar and charged with resist-
ing an officer/obstruction without violence.
Oct. 27, Simon Medrano, 21, of 510 Grove St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
battery.

Oct. 26, Robert Andrew Michener, 23, of 1072 Magnolia
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.
Oct. 26, Jose Antonio Lobato, 25, of 642 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with
resisting /obstructing an officer without violence.

Oct. 25, Arnulfo Jose Vasquez, 27, of 502 Big Foot Ave.,
Marietta, S.C., was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
Oct. 25, Jordan M. Pollard, 21, of 1280 Summerlin St., Bar-
tow, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with pos-
session of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell or man-
ufacture, possession of marijuana and trespassing on property other
than a structure.
Oct. 25, Lakeeska R. Ennist, 18, of 8122 N. Whittier St.,
Tampa and Briana Renee Hamilton, 18, of 370 Fisher Lane, Merritt
Island, were arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and each charged
with battery on detainee. Hamilton was also charged with battery
on detention staff.
Oct. 25, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Oct. 28, Jose Garza, 27, of 3306 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with bat-.
tery.

Oct. 27, Jorge Antonio Banda-Aguilar, 27, of 2953 Bluebird
Lane, Zolfo Springs, and Isaac Cortes-Vallejo, 30, of 2934 Blue-
bird Lane, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by officers Eric Fothering-.
ham and Reginald Jones and each charged with battery.

Oct. 23, a vehicle was reported stolen on SR 66.


Letter To The Editor

Zolfo Springs Town Council

Erred In $6,000 Payout


Dear Editor:
My wife and I have lived in
Hardee County for 15 years.
For 12 of those years we have
lived in Zolfo Springs.
We have seen our small city
take steps forward and steps
backwards as well. We have
seen mayors, police chiefs, city
managers and city commission-
ers come and go.
With all the coming and
going, we are amazed that our
city government has not come
apart at the "seams." Our city
has been on the receiving end of
countless jokes, of which we
have heard.
The conduct of some of our
officials has been embarrassing
and in some cases criminal.
Our primary source for the
news of city business has been
The Herald-Advocate. We also
know some of the commission-
ers and have also attended a few
of the town council meetings.
The Herald-Advocate ran a
story three weeks ago about our
city buying out the contract of
our city manager. If we read the
article correctly, the city paid
$6,600 to a man for not com-
pleting is contractual agreement
with the city.


We are certainly not experts
on contracts. Our experience
* has been that most folks are
punished for failing to complete
their contracts . not reward-
ed!
Some commissioners stated
that he did a "good job." Isn't
that what we should expect? We
certainly didn't contract him for
a poor job.
I have a small business and
do car interiors. I think that I do
a "good job." I have never had a
customer pay me in full for a
job partially completed and say,
"Great job! Don't worry about
the rest."
Once again, we are con-
cerned and embarrassed that'
our small city would spend our
money so carelessly.
My wife and I would like to
know how other residents in our
community feel about this
issue. We would like for them to
express their discontent with
.the city's wasteful spending.
Thank you so much for your
time.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blair
(registered voters,
citizens, taxpayers)
Zolfo Springs


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Letter To The Editor
Proposal Would Allow Most
Of Hardee County To Be Mined


Dear Editor:
In case you haven't already
seen it, I'm attaching a map for
publication in your newspaper
titled "Proposed Mining Limit,"
an exhibit associated with the
"Global Settlement" that
Mosaic is proffering the liti-
gants (Charlotte, Sarasota, Lee
Counties, and the Manasota
Water Authority).
In case the people oPHardee
County were under the ippres-
sion that phosphate mining
would be limited to the 125,000
acres that Mosaic already owns
and controls, they should be
interested to know that this map
indicates that the mines are cov-


bar FALL
FESTIVAL

Saturday, Nov. 3

3 pm 6 pm


eting the entire county with the
exception of a relatively small
tract in the southeast corner.
It shouldn't be that hard to do
. . as the mines expand and
property values plummet, they
could probably buy up the rest
of county for a song.
In other, words Hardee
County could become just one
big phosphate mine.
But, heck, that's not so bad,
just think about all the jobs it
would create.
Dennis Mader
3 PR People For
Protecting Peace River
P.O. Box 150
Wauchula


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Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


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A HIGH PRICE FOR THRILLS
There were two stories in The Herald-Advocate a few weeks
ago about motorcycles. The first included details of the tragic death
of a young man who lost control of his motorcycle on Griffin Road
and died from head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.
The second story was in Jim Kelly's column. It was a letter
from Wanda Gunn who has spent more than three years recovering
from a near fatal motorcycle accident in May 2004.
She had written to Jim and asked him to thank all the people'
who had prayed for her during her long recovery.
Wanda mentioned that they had sold both of their Harley
motorcycles after the accident and since that time they have pur-
chased a Honda motorcycle, but she said now she rides on the back
and they both wear helmets.
It is difficult to caution young people about danger of motor-
cycles or anything else for that matter. I know that because I was
young once. I had visions of roaring down the highway on a motor-
cycle, with the wind swirling through my hair. I did, in fact, have
enough hair to swirl in the wind at that time. I was also trying to
find out just how fast that bike would go.
There I was barreling down the road, bare-headed, and empty-
headed and I just fell off. I got by with only some painful cuts,
bruises and abrasions, but I also broke my collar bone. I began to
consider the fact that helmets and body padding might help. It was
probably the same conclusion Wanda and her husband had after
Wanda was so critically injured.
Florida law does not require helmets for riders over the age of
21 if they can show proof they have $10,000 medical insurance
coverage. Frankly I haven't known many young men who reach
their 21st birthday as conservative, all-knowing, cautious, mature
adults who consider every option before they get on a motorcycle.
As a matter of fact, there were scientific, in-depth studies of the
brain in young men, and the results prove their brains don't reach
the ability to evaluate until age 28.
That $10,000 medical insurance coverage, the law says they
must have, wouldn't begin to cover the cost of treating someone
with a brain injury after a motorcycle accident, no matter who is at
fault.
The lunacy of my friends who ride motorcycles without safe-
ty gear proves they have the same reckless abandonment they had
when they were kids, and they are willing to risk their lives just to
feel the wind in their hair. Actually, they could just borrow their
wife's hair dryer.
Magazines don't help either when they advertise all the bigger,
faster, better, hotter bikes with promotions like Blaze Your Own
Trail, Smoke The Competition, and Seize The Moment, as they
ride bikes named Green Demon, Terminal Velocity or Doin' Time.
The magazine contained 104 pages, but not one biker in any of the
pictures was wearing a helmet.
I didn't completely give up motorcycles, and as a matter of
fact, the most fun I ever had was when my son Dane and my daugh-
ter Tamara were about 8 and 10 years old. I got both of them a
Honda XR75 which was a four-stroker and I had a CR125.
Dane was a boy child and of course, even at 10 years old, he
was determined to see how fast his motorcycle would go, and the
engine on his bike had to be replaced twice. I still remember one
time Dane and I were going around the track side by side. We got
too close and collided. When we finally landed I couldn't get up,
and he had to go get the car. More pain and bruises.
My favorite motorcycle event was watching my eight-year-old
daughter Tamara, outfitted with helmet, shin guards, boots, jacket,
gloves, vest and shoulder pads. She looked like a miniature goalie
at a hockey match. She rode that Honda like a pro, but I never had"
to replace the engine, and since she never got her bike out of a lope
there was zero risk of injury at the velocity she was riding. She
enjoyed every safe minute of it and so did I.
Having motorcycles during that time in my life was special,
but it was inevitable some 15-year-old kid always won the race and
was throwing dirt in my face as he passed me.


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Free for the entire community!

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What's better than cheap?
Free! That's exactly what Satur-
day afternoon will be at Fort
Green Baptist Church. Join us
for our fall festival from 3 to 6
p.m. for food, games and more.
It won't cost you a thing!
Bring a lawn chair and come
expecting to have a great time.
There will be chili and hot dogs,
candy by the ton, games and
prizes, a cake walk, hay rides
and country/gospel music.
Everyone is invited. Come find
us in the large field located
behind the church.
The fall festival is just a
jumpstart to an activity-filled
week. Sunday through Wed2-
nesday evangelist Randy Perry
will lead revival services at Fort
Green Baptist. Sunday's service


times are 11 a.m. 'and 6 p.m.,
with Monday through Wednes-
day beginning at 7 p.m. On
Wednesday there will be a cov-
ered-dish fellowship at 6.
Makayla Chancey accompa-
nied her dad, Lee Chancey, on
guitar as he sang and also
played his guitar during Sunday
morning services. Connie Ab-
bott sang a solo Sunday evening
with Carol Brown on piano.
Rebeka Brown took younger
cousins Kasie Powell and
K'Lyn Simpson trick-or-treat-
ing on Saturday evening. The
trio posed as Hannah Montana,
Ariel and Jasmine, respectively.
They received a lot of candy
and had a good time being:
together.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


TATTOO
He has three tattoos. "And I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of
God on the back of my neck," Richie said. Would a fourth tattoo
make him a radical?
"I'll be the one without a tattoo," I said, describing myself to
a stranger I needed to meet up with in a group setting. His busi-
nesslike response: "That'll help."
Who's the radical? Tattooed Richie? Or non-tattooed me?
Radical: "Marked by a sharp departure from the usual or tra-
ditional."
I don't know who wins the contest, but I do know this defini-
tion describes Jesus.
A young man approached Jesus, asking how to become His
follower. This man was rich, powerful and moral; he seemed to
have it all together.
Traditional religious thought would say, "Yes." We would snag
him up and put him on the church building committee.
Not Jesus. He viewed this man through eternal eyes. The Bible
says, "Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him,
'One thing you lack, go sell all you possess and give it to the poor.
Then you will have treasure in Heaven; and come follow Me.'
"When the young man heard this, he went away sad .."
Jesus revealed one thing; He revealed the man's heart.
' Richie was musing about his new tattoo desire on our way
home from church. He doesn't go very often. I shrug my shoulders
regarding his tattoos. But going to church, that matters.
As a counter idea to a God tattoo on the neck, I said, "Why
don't you get Jesus in your heart?"
He smiles, "That would hurt." Then adds, "No, thanks, I think
I'll keep it in ink."
Yes, Richie, being radical can beq.jinful. Jesus., dying on the
cross for the sins of mankind, that was painful. That was radical!
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, i-s a resident-of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


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Very dog must have a soul
somewhere deep inside,

For she/he was made I', God just as a man.
somewhere, her/his hurts and grievances
are buried with their pride.
Where they decide the good and bad
the wrong way from the right,

And where their judgment carefully
is hidden from our sight.

A dog must have a-secret place where
every thought abides,

A sort of close acquaintance that they
trust in, and confides
And when accused unjustly for their self,
theq cannot speak for they're rebuked, they find
with their soul the comfort theq must seek.
TCec will loveC ou although the feel, unloved
and theq will serve though badly used
And one kind word will wipe away the time's
when she/he is abused.
Their heart may break in two
but their love will still be whole
because God gave to every dog
an understanding soul.

lease don't abuse, for dog spelled backwards
does spell God.
-Millie Freeman
Wauchula
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, this season has proved to be an interest-
ing one to say the least, if not bizarre might be a better description.
How often does Georgia beat Florida? UConn has USF's number
not unlike USF seemingly has West Virginia's number. The rank-
ings are totally out of whack when Boston College and Ohio State
can move to the top spots without playing a team the college foot-
ball world considers a serious opponent.
Boston College has a schedule that ranked 111 out of 119
teams at one point this season. No ACC team should make it that
high. Any SEC team with two losses is better than an unbeaten
ACC also-ran. Now, somehow beating a team that lost 48-7 to LSU
makes BC a candidate for the BCS Title Game? Matt Ryan, anoth-
er vastly overrated QB in the Flutie tradition, is now a Heisman
front runner for a less than 50% passing performance against a
"VPI Chokie" team that LSU blew out 48-7, according to the talk-
ing heads on ESPN?
Ohio State has nothing left to keep it out of the top spot unless
the computers are correctly programmed to prevent another mis-
carriage of justice allowing the Buckeyes to embarrass college
football again. Of course, that would prevent a quality team from
its opportunity to win a National Championship. Hopefully, some
day soon we will have a playoff system to determine a champion
like the other divisions and college basketball.
This Week's Swami's Top 5:
1. LSU This team could demolish either Ohio State or the
laughable Boston College, neither of which could compete in the
SEC as history has proven. Look for the Tigers to play for the
National Championship. LSU's defense versus West Virginia's
offense would be a great matchup.
2. West Virginia since fumbling away the USF game, the
Mountaineers have blown away Syracuse, Mississippi State and
Rutgers. Its maligned defense is ranked 3rd overall in the NCAA
this week, plus the offense is second in rushing.
3. Arizona State This week against Oregon is huge for the
Sun Devils. If the Ducks prevail look for them in this spot. CBS
Sportsline predicts a West Virginia Oregon Rose Bowl for this
season.
4. Oklahoma Sooners have to win the Big 12 to have a
shot.
5. Kansas Why not, its 8-0 is better than Boston College's
cupcake schedule.
Now for this week's Bill O' Fare ...
1. Marshall at UCF Herd makes its first trip to Bright
House Stadium, coming off a first win in 2007. The Knights will
have one day less to prepare but their ground game should prevail.
UCF 34 Marshall 17.
2. Rutgers at UConn Huskies have been the Big East sur-
prise team in 07. Rutgers will bounce back strong from the loss to
WVU and redeem itself. Rutgers 33 UConn 24.
3. Cincinnati at USF Bulls bounce back in the friendly con-
fines of Raymond James. Both these teams have been up and got
noticed only to have suffered crushing losses. USF 27 UC 21.
4. Syracuse at Pitt Panthers have played better in recent
weeks but lost on a costly fumble to Louisville last week. Pitt
should pull this one out at home. Pitt 31 Syracuse 17.
5. FSU at Boston College -- In a normal year this game
would see the Noles use their speed to race past the slower
Eagles.The BC team plays mistake-free and intelligent football to
overcome its lask of talent. BC 33 FSU 13.
6. North Carolina State at Miami Wolfpack is coming off a
huge emotional upset of Virginia while the Canes are well rested.
That's a receive for a Miami win. Miami 24 NCSU 17.


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

6:00 p.m.
"A Hometown Christmas' by Thomas Kinkade


PARADE GUIDEI.NFS


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 a.m.-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 accepted
Check all that apply.


7. Vaiidcihill at I'lh iida I lomccotrng in (iainesville.
Vandy seems to bhe tJF's homecoming every other year. Three-loss
Gators must win out. Tebow's health is a concern. UP 38 Vandy 23.
8. Troy at Georgia Dawgs better not still be rejoicing or
they will be stunned. UGA 30 Troy 21.
9. La.-Lafayette at Tennessee good schedule after the USC
game. UT 41 LLU 13.
10. LSU at Alabama Tigers know they have a shot at recap-
turing the top spot. No question they are better than BC and Ohio
State. LSU must avoid another slip like Southern Cal. LSU 41
Alabama 21.
11. Oregon at Arizona State. Pac 10 showdown in the
desert. Look for lots of points in a shootout. ASU 44 Oregon 37.
12. East Carolina at Memphis Pirates are finishing strong.
ECU 43 Memphis 24.
13. Wisconsin at Ohio State. The Buckeye apologist will
shout that this game proves they are good. Right, show me a win
over an LSU, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee etc. Ohio State 35
Wisconsin 20.
14. Michigan at Michigan State always a good rival game
but not as good as Appalachian State and Western Carolina. Look
for the Wolverines to prevail. Michigan 38 Mich. State 21.
15. Maryland at North Carolina Terps need a win to stay
bowl bound. Maryland 34 UNC 20.
16. Arizona at Tampa Bucs at home are a winner. Tampa
27 Arizona 21.
17. Washington at NY Jets Jets pull the upset at home. Jets
24 Skins 21.
18. New England at Indianapolis A better-than-the-Super
Bowl game. Peyton is the man but Brady has too many weapons.
Moss and company prove the edge. New England 38 Indy 33.
19. Jacksonville at New Orleans Jags over hapless Saints.
Jacksonville 30 New Orleans 16.
20. San Francisco at Atlanta' Falcons could use Leftwich
but he seems so injury prone. SF 27 Atlanta 24.
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Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine and John Gillespie
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries


Little children, you are of God and have already defeat-
ed and overcome them (the agents of the antichrist),
because He Who lives in you is greater than he who is
in the world.
I John 4:4
Remember this, the devil only has the power we give him. If
we belong to God, He is in us, so we have the power to overcome.
In John 14:12 Jesus also tells us, "I assure you, most solemn-
ly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself
be able to do the things that I do: and he will do even greater things
than these, because I go to the Father."
Think about this! What were the things that Jesus did? Who
are those that could do the same things? "If" is an important word.
I will not give you the answers to these questions. Meditate on
them and the Scriptures given you. Let God speak to you through
the Holy Spirit.
We try to analyze the Scriptures instead of letting the Holy
Spirit teach us. We cannot analyze God, so we shouldn't even try
in our flesh. We need the Holy Spirit to teach and guide us.
A good Golden Nugget would be to abide in the Scriptures and
abide with the Lord, so we can know more of God and have His
power flowing through us.


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HJHS Softball Takes 2 Of 3


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Playing only three games in
the last two weeks, the Hardee
Junior High Softball team is
about to finish up its 2007
schedule.
At the end of last week, the
girls were looking for a final
game on Monday, a rescheduled
game at Lake Placid which
would end the softball year.
Expecting to finish up 8-2, head
coach Sharri Knight declared it
a good season.
Games in the last two weeks
included the Oct. 15 win over
Avon Park 18-3, another win,
over Hill-Gustat 19-2, and a
nail-biting 7-5 loss to DeSoto.
The Oct. 15 game at home
against Avon Park was a three-
inning affair ended on the 15-
run rule (15-run difference in
scores anytime after the home
half of the third).
Avon Park left runners on the
corners in the first inning when
Hardee ace Kayla Knight struck
out the last two batters. Hardee
plated a pair of runs on a trio of
consecutive walks followed by
singles by Taylor Bolin and
Courtney Parks.
In the top of the second, it
was three up, three down for
Avon Park, while Hardee padd-
ed its lead with 10 runs despite
leaving the bases loaded. Kayla
Knight and Jessica Harrison
each rounded the bases twice


and Sabrina Hernandez,
Cassidy Knight, Bolin, Parks,
Savannah Selph and Amanda
McNabb each crossed home
plate once.
Avon Park got on the board
with walks, a hit batter and a
single in the top of the third,
making it 12-3.
Hardee had its last hurrah in
the home half of the third.
Selph, Nicole Franks, Kayla
Knight, Hernandez, Bolin and
Parks completed trips around
the bases for the 18-3 win.
It was similar when Hardee
hosted Hill-Gustat and won in
four innings 19-2. Knight
struck out the side in the top of
the first while Hardee plated
three runners in the bottom of
the inning. Maria Ancelmo,
Kayla Knight and Bolin came
around to cross home.
A walk left one Hill-Gustat
runner on base in the second
frame. Franks, Ancelmo,
Cassidy Knight and Selph came
home before the final out.
Hardee led 7-0.
After a three up, three down top
of the third, Hardee added a half
dozen scores. Harrison led off
with a double and Cassidy
Knight and Bolin both singled
and also scored. Hernandez
walked and came home with
Parks before the final out. It
was 13-0.
Hill-Gustat got a pair of tal-
lies in the top of the fourth on a


combination of walks and
errors. Hardee got its final six
runs, with Harrison, Ancelmo,
Cassidy Knight, Bolin, Hern-
andez and Parks scoring, for the
19-2 win on the 15-run rule.
Between those two victories,
there was a trip to DeSoto
which began well but ended
disastrously.
Hardee brought Kayla
Knight, Hernandez and Bolin
home in the top of the first to
take the lead. After a three up,
three down for DeSoto, Hardee
added a run when Kayla Powell
came home in the top of the sec-
ond. Hardee led 4-0. It was
again only three batters for
DeSoto.
In the third stanza, Hardee
went down in order and DeSoto
left two batters aboard. Hardee
added an insurance run in the
fifth, when Ancelmo led off
with a walk and came home on
a Hernandez RBI single.
DeSoto fought back with a pair
of scores on hits and a walk in
the home half of the fourth. It
was a 5-2 ball game.
Lady Momentum switched
sides in the fifth, when Hardee
could not score and DeSoto
came bounding back with five
runs on three doubles, a single,
a walk and an error to lead 7-5.
That score held through the
final two innings as Hardee
could not get a runner home and
DeSoto left runners stranded.


Swimmers Stop At Regionals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee swimmers did their
best, but they'll be back next
year.
Coach Dick Daggett summed
up the Region 2 meet at Lake
Highland Prep in Orlando on
Saturday.
"We're done. We had one
consolation winner and placed
13th overall in the region. We
have the endurance and will
work on the off-season on
strength trailing. We have a
four-year plan and the kids are
sticking to it. It will only get
better," said Daggett.
The Wildcats will lose only
captain Sean McCandless to
graduation. Similarly, seniors
Sarah Ezelle and Noelia Pes-
quera will leave the Lady
Wildcats.
But each squad will have.
some coming up from the junior
high to join the already strong
swimmers.
For the boys, Daggett will
have back juniors Bradley Ad-
cox, Sheldon Hartman, Joe Por-
ter, Chris Reid, Tyler Robert-
son, Dustin Spears, Isaac Vas-
quez and Chris White, along
with underclassmen Thomas
"T.K." Hogenauer, Murad
Ottal-lah, Josh Rickett, Jake
Willis, Brian Hagans, Dylan


Justice, Lee Cortez and Kyle
Bodeck.
Hardee girls coming back
will be led by junior captain
Brittany Wiggins and her class-
mates Katie Jernigan, Kaitlin
Justice and Katiana Pesquera,
and underclassmen Samantha
Cowart, Chelsea Goolsby,
Heather Kouns, Ashley Smith,
Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kate Krause
and Kyndall Robertson.
Hardee's highest places in the
regional competition came in
the one-meter diving, where
Adcox placed sixth with 279.15
and Hartman seventh with
267.70.
The boys 400 relay team of
Reid, Rickett, Justice and
Robertson won the consolation
finals, placing just out of the top
eight. They placed ninth with a
finals time of 3:48.58, im-
proved over the preliminaries of
3:50.33.
Robertson placed 13th over-
all in a pair of events, the 100
and 50 freestyle swimming.
The boys 200 medley relay of
Robertson, Rickett, Porter and
Justice placed 12th.
Rickett finished with 10th
place in the 100-yard butterfly
in a time of 1.00.47, down 52
hundredths from his time in the
preliminaries where he placed
14th.


Others competing for the
Hardee boys were Rickett in the
200 Individual Medley, Porter
in the 100 butterfly; Reid and
Spears in the 200 free, Justice in
the 200 free and 100 back-
stroke, and Spears and Cortez in
the 500 free.
Hardee only had three girls
compete, Kaitlin Justice in the
50 freestyle; Justice and Krause
in the 100 freestyle; and Wig-
gins in the 100 breaststroke.
With limited numbers the girls
did not place in the final rank-
ings.
The boys were behind home
team winner Lake Highland
Prep, Trinity Prep of Winter
Park, Cocoa Beach, Benjamin
of North Palm Beach, Riviera
Beach Suncoast, Fort Pierce
Lincoln Park, West Palm Beach
Cardinal Newman, Merritt Is-
land Edgewood, Orlando Bis-
hop Moore, Jensen Beach, Mel-
bourne West Shore and Stuart
Pine.
Trailing the Wildcats were
Lake Placid, Daytona Beach
Father Lopez, West Palm Beach
Dreyfoos, All Saints' of Winter
Haven, Fort Pierce John Car-
roll, Avon Park, Melbourne
Viera, Frostproof, Space Coast
Protestant St. John and Vero
Beach St. Edward's.


Does Pregnancy Affect Long-Term Weight Control?


Seventy-three percent of
obese women studied in a
Swedish obesity clinic identi-
fied weight gain in pregnancy
as an important element in their
long-term weight control. On
average, the women reported
retaining more than 22 pounds
after each pregnancy.
Such large weight gains after
pregnancy are not typical and
research shows that most
women retain about one pound
two to three years after child-
birth. But because more dra-
matic gains can have serious
long-term ramifications, it's
worth paying attention to how
much' weight you gain while
pregnant and retain afterward.
From the 1950s to the early
1970s, doctors advised women
to limit weight gain in pregnan-
cy to 10 to 20 pounds in order to
keep a baby's weight low
enough to facilitate an easier
delivery and to avoid the need
for new mothers to lose weight
later. Then, research began to
uncover links between low birth
weight babies and mental retar-
dation, learning disabilities and
other health complications. As a
result, the recommended weight
gain range was increased to 20
to 25 pounds in 1970 and then
to 25 to 35 pounds in the 1980s.
But this higher range was not
ideal for everyone.
Another revision led to the
current recommendations is-
sued by the Institute of Medi-
cine (IOM) in 1990. These
guidelines base ideal gain on


the weight status of the mother
prior to pregnancy. Women
whose body mass index (BMI)
classifies them as underweight
are advised to gain 28 to 40
pounds to decrease the risk of
low birth weight babies.
Women starting pregnancy at a
healthy BMI are advised to gain
25 to 35 pounds. Women over-
weight or obese before preg-
nancy are advised to gain 15 to
25 pounds. Staying within these
guidelines may help reduce the
mother's risk of gestational dia-
betes, high blood pressure and
the need for a Cesarean deliv-
ery.
The Stockholm Pregnant and
Women's Nutrition (SPAWN)
study is a follow-up study that
has followed about 500
Swedish women through preg-
nancy and for more than a
decade post-partum. Fifteen
years after delivery, most par-
ticipants were slightly heavier
compared to their pre-pregnan-
cy weight. However, those
whose pregnancy gains were
greater than is currently recom-
mended had gained more
weight and were more likely to
be overweight or obese than
those who gained within the
limits.
These findings echo a recent
study out of Cornell University.
At one year after childbirth, the
average woman retained just
over three pounds beyond her
early pregnancy weight. Larger
gains during pregnancy, howev-
er, increased the odds that a


woman would retain an extra 10
pounds or more.
In the SPAWN study, weight
at one year post-partum was the
best predictor of overweight at
15 years. Study authors suggest
that it may take a year for
women to lose weight gained in
pregnancy. The take-home mes-
sage: Women who have not lost
excess pregnancy weight at one
year should make lifestyle
changes to reduce risk of long-
term weight retention.
Not all women who gain
beyond recommendations have
trouble returning to their pre-
pregnancy weight. Water reten-
tion and other medical prob-
lems during pregnancy may
lead to excess gain without
reflecting permanent results.
It's not clear whether weight
gain in pregnancy could have
some biological impact that
makes the weight gained harder
to lose, or if weight retention
reflects eating and exercise
habits adopted during pregnan-
cy that are not changed after
delivery.
The IOM may begin evaluat-
ing whether further changes in
guidelines are needed, but for
now, following the current rec-
ommended limits is the best
advice. As a general rule, wo-
men should continue normal
calorie consumption during the
first three months of pregnancy,
add an extra 340 calories daily
in months 4 to 6, and increase
by about 450 calories for the fi-
nal three months of pregnancy.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU . .

NEED A HOME
APPOINTMENTS NOW BEING SCHEDULED FOR INTER-
VIEWS!

The Three Qualifying Guidelines:

1. NEED-

a. current housing is inadequate

b. unable to obtain bank financing

2. ABILITY TO PAY -

a. must have enough income to make mortgage pay-

ments and meet family needs

3. WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER -

a. your family must volunteer 400 hours of "sweat equi-

ty" work before you can occupy a Habitat home.
TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
Call Habatit for Humanity between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at
773-0579
1) your name
2) phone number and
3) say "for application information"
4) speak slowly and distinctly

Habitat For Humanity of Hardee County Inc
663 S 6th Ave
Wauchula FL 33873
Spanish Interpreter available on request.


Habitacion para la Humanidad

Quiere saber si usted . .

BNecesita un1Hogar?
Ya se estan haciendo citas para entrevistas!

Para cualificar se necesita lo siguiente:
1. NECESIDAD -
a. su present hogar esta insuficiente
b. no a podido obtener prestamos de un banco

2. PODER PAGAR -
a. deber tener suficientes ingresos para hacer
pagos del nuevo hogar y tambien poder con
las necesidades de la familiar
3. DAR CONSENTIMIENTO DE SER ASOCIADO
CON LA HABITACION PARA LA HUMANIDAD -
a. su familiar va necesitar trabajar 400 horas vol-
untariamente en "sweat equity" antes que
pueda ocupar el hogar de la Habitacion para
la Humanidad.


PARA EMPEZAR EL PROCESS DE LA APLICACION:
Llame-la oficina de Habitacion para la Humanidad al
numero: 773-0579
Si la maquina contest cuando Ilame, por favor deje:
1) su nombre
2) su numero do telefono,
3) y diga "etoy Ilamando acerca de
la informacion-de la aplicacion".


11 S 7hAv. q Ichl. F 387


Habitat For Humanity of Hardee County Inc
663 S 6th Ave
Wauchula FL 33873
Spanish Interpreter available on request.


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Thursday, November 1, 2007


PAGE ONE


Photo By RALPH HARRISON
Finishing strong, on the JV team this year were (seated, from left) Trey Anderson, Reggie Snell, Jake Mayer, Conner Davis, Carson Davis, Scott Donaldson, John Daniel, Tony
Valdez, Phillip Bartow, Lenoir '"unior" St. Louis, Terrance Medlock and manager Rodney Spinks; second row, Michael Forrester, Devon Harris, Jake Nowakowski, Andrew Hunt,
Chase Revell, Lincoln Saundrs, Austin Prestridge, Johnson Delhomme, Cody Hudnall, Eric Martin, Cody Hernandez, Jesus Villegas, Coby Nuccio and manager Cody Spencer;
third row, Dillon Rabon, Oscar Cisneros, Jimmy Vallejo, Ray Rodriguez, Jonathan Kelly, Eric Badillo, Kevin Goodwin, Herbert Pace, Mitchell Wright, Anthony Hernandez, Thomas
Flores, Kyle Ward, Serapio Torres and David Rodriguez; back row, Nathan Tomlinson, Pablo Macias, assistant coach Barry White, Head Coach Rod Smith, assistant coaches,
Chris Spencer and David Beumel, Caleb Whidden and Carlos Mendez.


JV 'Cats Finish


With 34-14 Win


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wildcat junior varsity
team won their final four
games.
The young 'Cats had to make
a variety of adjustments when
their starting quarterback was
elevated to the varsity level
after an opening overtime win
over Avon Park.
With losses at Fort Meade
and Kissimmee Osceola, Har-
dee regrouped and met the chal-
lenge, coming away with a 5-2
season with last week's 34-14
win over visiting Okeechobee.
The first half was disaster
with injuries to inside line-
backer Chace Revell and
end/receiver Nathan Tomlinson.
Revell was taken to the hospital
with what seemed to be a bro-
ken leg, but turned out to be
torn ligaments. He returned on
crutches before the game was
over.
It turned to Tre' Anderson,
Michael Forrester and Dillon
Rabon to carry in the plays to
freshman quarterback Scott
Donaldson. "Once we settled
down at halftime and made
adjustments, we were able to
stop the bleeding," said head
coach Rod Smith.
Things were looking bad
after that Osceola game and its
scary lightning. We were 1-2
and challenged our kids in prac-
tice to get ready for the return
game against Fort Meade. We
won that and have won since.
Coaches (David) Beumel and
(Chris) Spencer did a great job.
I can't thank them enough for
giving up time with their fami-
lies and doing what they did,"
continued Smith.
Last week's finale began and
ended in rain, but was clear for
most of the game. Phillip
Barton returned the opening
kickoff 15 yards to start Hardee
at its 44-yard-line. Jake Mayer
and Anderson alternated toting
the football. Mayer had a pair of
pushes inside the Okeechobee 5
and Donaldson sneaked across
the goal line. The Serapio
Torres kick made it 7-0 less:
than half the way through the
first period.
It was in the middle of the
junior Braham drive that Revell
was injured, delaying the game
until he was removed by the
ambulance crew. Okeechobee
continued its seven-play drive
and added a two-point conver-
sion to take the 8-7 lead.
For the rest of the first half
the teams traded possessions,
with Okeechobee getting anoth-
er tally early in the second quar-
ter on a 45-yard pass play. The
conversion pass went awry but
the Brahmans had a 14-7 half-
time advantage.
Okeechobee had possession
to start the second half, until a
Carson Davis interception gave
the ball to Hardee at its 49.


Hardee ended up punting the
ball. Shortly Carlos Mendez
recovered a fumble and Hardee
was back in business at the
Brahman 27.
Hardee moved downfield
until, at a fourth and 2.5 to go,
Mayer went over left tackle for
the score. Serapio's kick made
it a 14-14 game.
A fumble on the ensuing
kickoff was recovered by
Rabon and gave Hardee the ball
at the Okeechobee 23. Hardee
stalled, however and gave the
ball back on downs. The
Brahmans were forced to punt
and Hardee started over on the
Okeechobee 47.
As time rolled into the fourth
period, Hardee continued its
drive. Eating up the clock on a
15-play drive, Mayer went up
the middle for a r-yard TD. The
PAT kick ws blocked. Hardee
led 20-14.
Hardee stuffed Okeechobee
on its next drive and took over
at the opponent's 41. Again, it
was a ground attack, grinding
out yardage and getting into the
end zone at the 2:05 mark.
Donaldson went the final yard.
A conversion pass intended for
Jake Nowakowski was too
short. It was 26-14.
Cody Hudnall had a key tack-
le to slow Okeechobee on its
next drive, which ended when
Donaldson intercepted a pass
and ran it back 90 yards for the
final score of the game.
Anderson picked up the two-
point conversion after a rough-
ing-the-kicker penalty got the
Wildcats closer to pay dirt.
The final score was 34-14.
"We started preparing these
kids in the off-season (June)
with weight-training. They
were really consistent in atten-
dance during the summer and I
thank their parents for getting
their sons here and helping
them get in condition. It was a
rewarding season," concluded
Smith.
Playing this season were
Reggie Snell, John Daniel,
Tony Valdez, Lenoir St. Louis
Jr., Terrance Medlock, Andrew
Hunt, Lincoln Saunders, Austin
Prestridge, Johnson Delhomme,
Eric Martin, Cody Hernandez,
Jesus Villegas, Oscar Cisneros,
Jimmy Vallejo, Ray Rodriguez,
Jonathan Kelly, Devon Harris,
Eric Badillo, Kevin Goodwin
and Herbert Pace.
Also, Mitchell Wright, An-
thony Hernandez, Kyle Ward,
Pablo Macias, Caleb Whidden,
Coby Nuccio and David Rod-
riguez in addition to those
already mentioned, Anderson,
Mayer, Davis, Barton, Now-
akowski, Revell, Hudnall,
Torres,,Rabaon, Forrester, Tom-
linson and Mendez.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.
See PHOTOS 8C


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.)


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Cheering in their final 2007 game were JV cheerleaders (in no particular order) co-captains Valerie Cobb, Sierra Gee
and Courtney Peterson, Brittany Abbott, Sidney Autry, Paige Clark, Stephanie Driver, Melissa Hartley, Kayla
Helveston, Holly Johnson, Jennifer Ligon, Lindsay Moon, Kimberly Perry, Amanda Rigney, Dana Shoffner and Jalyn
Smith.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...............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. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


If you come to a fork in the


road, take it.
-Yogi Berra


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .............m10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
English Service ................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
IIARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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




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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........... : ......11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..... .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team....................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmhnetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Dominigos 6:00 p.m.
M iercoles.................. ..........7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAIH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH


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

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


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 713-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ........... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64,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. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ....................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Piogram
\VZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday Scho l ..................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... .....7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m .
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 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 ...............1....... 1:00 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 ..............10:00a.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 ..............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. .............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
-Sunday Worship ....... : .......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER"
,Michael A. Guido
Meter. Georgia


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.


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Soccer Starting Soon


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The girls take the field first as
the soccer teams prepare for the
long season ahead.
The girls opened their season
Tuesday at Frostproof. "They
won their division last year, so
it will be a good experience for
the girls to see how they play,"
said girls coach Gilbert
Vasquez.
The girls continue their sea-
son tomorrow (Friday), at Lake
Bonnie Park, home of the
Lakeland Lady 'Naughts. The
first five matches of the season
are on the road until Wildcat
Stadium becomes available.
Similarly, the soccer boys
will take to the road for eight
games, coming home Dec. 7 to
host Fort Meade.
Vasquez has a lot of under-
classmen new to the sport on
his girls squad. He has five tal-
ented returnees who were
strong contributors last season.
The half dozen then-seniors are
gone, but five players are back
to anchor the team, said
Vasquez.
Senior Esmeralda Martinez
will be the defensive leader
with her speed and determina-
tion. Juniors Marce Ramirez
and Daisy Escoto and sophs
Kristina Garcia and Chelsea
Goolsby will add last year's
experience to help the team.
Vasquez said he has "a good
crop of sophs and frosh in their
first year of play. They have
been conditioning and review-
ing basics on the rules of play
and action. They are running
really strong," he said.
Fort Meade has no girls team
this year, which allowed Vas-
quez to schedule other teams.
Boys coach Ron Kline has a
lot of experience and some new
faces on his squad. His captains
will be seniors Adam Juarez,
Jose Castaneda and Luis Reyes
and junior Roman Alvarez.
Castaneda is still on the football
field and Reyes busy in cross
country.
Among his other starters are
senior Luis Hilario, juniors
Efrain Ruiz, Eliseo Diaz and
Sofio Arroyo and soph Martin
Vega.
Other returnees are juniors
Humberto Nolasco, Domingo
Santiago and senior Gilberto
Gutierrez, who is still out in
cross country. '
Newcomers expected to con-
tributed are sophs Christian
Avila, Marco Calvillo, Ezekiel
Moran and Enido Macedo, and
freshman Saloman Maldonado.
Kline looks to success for his
2007 squad at least equal to the
14-1-3 record of a year ago. He
doesn't have the five senior
stalwarts Jose Gutierrez, Fran-
cisco "Paco" Lozano, Alberto
"Chico' Rodriguez, Pablo An-
selmo and Jose Alonso, which
creates some spots to fill.
Last year's team lost districts
in double overtime in a driving


rain to the home Palmetto
Tigers, but watching them play
Jesuit and Haines City, Kline
said he felt Hardee could have
won those games.
"I expect us to be competi-
tive. We are in good shape and
my goal is to have a winning
season and be.competitive in
the district."
He will use Castaneda and
Juarez to secure the defense.
Reyes, who was second in scor-
ing in the district only to team-


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mate "Chico" last year, will
lead the offense. Vega and
Alvarez are the midfielders who
will direct the attack. Hilario
will be one of the wingmen and
Calvillo, Avila and Diaz will
alternate at midfield and the
front line.
The boys start their season on
Tuesday at Lake Placid and will
wait until the following week
for another. Then, it is a break
until after the Thanksgiving
holiday.


I-IO I U JIM KILLY
Crown Ford of Wauchula on Oct. 23 donated $4,000 to Hardee High School $1,000
for fireworks at the Nov. 2 home football game with DeSoto and $3,000 for computers.
From left are Crown controller Sherry May, principal Mike Wilkinson, Crown general
manager Mike Mathis, and salesman Tommy Jackson, who has been with the local Ford
dealership for 38 1/2 years.


LEGAL CLINIC


HARDEE WILDCAT
BOY'S SOCCER SCHEDULE
2007/2008
Nov 6 @Lake Placid 7:00
Nov 12 @Mulberry 7:00
Nov 15 @Bradenton Prep 7:00
Nov 27 @Sebring 6:00
Nov 29 @Avon Park 7:00
Nov 30 @Frostproof 7:00
Dec 4 @Braden River 8:00
Dec 6 @DeSoto 6:00
Dec 7 Ft. Meade Home 6:00
Dec 11 @Palmetto 8:00
Dec 13 Sebring Home 6:00
Dec 17 Mulberry Home 6:00
Dec 18 Avon Park Home 7:30
Dec 20 Braden River Home 6:00
Jan 8 DeSoto Home 6:00
Jan 10 Palmetto Home 6:00
Jan 11 Frostproof Home 6:00
Jan 15 @Kathleen 7:00
Jan 17 Lake Placid Home 6:00
Jan 18 @Ft. Meade 7:00
Jan 21 District Playoffs TBA
Jan 22 @Sebring High TBA
Jan 25 Championship Game TBA
Coach: Ron Kline


HARDEE WILDCAT
GIRL'S.SOCCER SCHEDULE
2007/2008
Oct 30 @Warner Southern 6:00
Nov 2 @Lake Bonnie 6:00
Nov 6 @Desoto 6:00
Nov 8 @Palmetto 6:00
Nov 13 @Avon Park 6:00
Nov 15 @Sebring 6:00
Nov 27 Braden River 6:00
Nov 29 Desoto 6:00
Dec 4 Palmetto 6:00
Dec 6 Avon Park 6:00
Dec 11 Sebring 6:00
Dec 13 @Braden River 6:00
Jan 17 2008 Districts Begin
Coach: Gilbert Vasquez


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Several members of the Hardee County Bar Association recently volunteered their
weekend time for a free legal clinic sponsored by Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. The
Wauchula Woman's Club donated the use of its building and provided refreshments for
the event, which gave local residents access to help with a variety of matters of legal
concern. Florida Rural Legal Services is a private non-profit corporation that provides
free civil legal assistance to indigents and low-income elderly persons in 13 counties
in South Florida. This is the second free law clinic offered in Hardee County this year.
It was held on a day when those needing help would most readily be able to come, on
a Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon. Attorneys pictured are (from left) J. Steven
Southwell II, John W.H. Burton and Candace S. Preston.


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Damien Richards
Gerardo Villegas
Michael McTaw
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Jason Jester
Logan Thomas
Joseph Barton
Tyler Alden
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Eddie Hunt
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WR/OLB 12
RB/DB 12
RB/DB 9
RB/LB 12
WR/CB 10
RB/LB 9
TE/FS 12
QB/DB 10
WR/DE 11
QB/DB 9
WR/DB 12
K/P 12
RB/LB 10
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2 Brandon Hillard 12
3 Cameron McQuay -11
4 Tyquin Kelly 12
5 Roman Donaldson 11
6 Naser Elabed 12
7 Jerrell Ezell 11
8 Jerrell Thomas 11
9 Jakeem Gant 11
10 Maurice Brown 11
11 Shay Shine 12
12 Daniel Gonzalez 10
15 Sammy Barrajas 11
17 Darrell Summersett 11
20 Marcus Shaw 10
21 Dylan Biehl 10
22 Lorenzo Dixon 10
23 Adrian Gonzalbz 12
25 Jose Barragan 12
32 Sydney Martin 12
33 VC Hollingsworth 12
34 Xavier Robinson 10
35 Richard Castillo 10
44 Charles Watson 12
50 Kevin Smith 11
51 Greg Summers 11
52 Marcel Williams 12
54 Demetrius Godwin 12
55 Jason Mills 11
56 Tony Jones 11
67 Dominique Luther 12

68 Davis Marshall 10
70 Manuel Barron 12
71 Stanley Dawkins 12
72 Dalton Wertz 9
74 Enafael Cruz 12
75 Chavonte Randolph 12



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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Kim Wayne Smith, 46, Wau-
chula, and Kelly A. Lee Red-
den, 38, Wauchula.
Gordon Eldo Ladd, 73, Zolfo
Springs, and Caryn Joan Beck-
er, 64, Zolfo Springs.
Sergio Belmares, 43, Bow-
ling Green, and Mayra Romero,
Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael L. Tanner, stipulated
agreement approved.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Mayvette Benavides,
stipulated agreement approved.
Stanley Tsai vs. Donna
Fowler, stipulated agreement
approved.
Forest Glade LTD d/b/a
Forest Glade Apartments vs.
Deborah Carlson, voluntary
dismissal.
Wauchula LTD d/b/a River
Chase Apartments vs. Kayla
Moralez, default judgment of
tenant removal.
CACH LLC vs. Librado D.
Arredondo, order approving
stipulated settlement, execution
withheld.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Elizabeth Trevino, voluntary
dismissal.
Anthony Gajahdar vs.
Chancey and Associates, judg-
ment.
Calvary Portfolio Services
LLC vs. Artemio Ibarra and
Linda C. Ibarra, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Richard
W. Bryant, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Wende Marie Blackburn,
possession of marijuana, adju-
dication withheld, and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, pro-
bation six months, drub abuse
evaluation and treatment, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $150 investigative
costs.
Damion Gonzalez, disorderly
intoxication, $315 fine and
court costs, $150 investigative
costs.
Christopher Hearns, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, $60 inves-


tigative costs.
Alberto Hernandez, petit
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $59.73 restitution,
15 hours community service.
Jaime Ariel Hernandez Jr.,
trespass other than a structure
or conveyance and resisting
arrest without violence, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation six
months, stay off property, $420
fine and court costs, $150
investigative costs, 25 hours
community service.
Melvin Lewis, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Warren Richard Papove, pos-
session of marijuana, not prose-
cuted.
Ernest Frank Thomas, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, 25
days in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fees.
Sergio Santizo Velasquez,
disorderly intoxication and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $150 investiga-
tive costs.
Jose Enrique Villegas, disor-.
derly intoxication and resisting
an officer without violence, not
prosecuted.
Lorenzo Villegas, disorderly
intoxication and resisting an
officer without violence, not
prosecuted.
Scott Anthony Ice, violation
of a domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection, $315 fine
and court costs.
Daniel Dewayne Noblett,
trespass on a structure and dis-
orderly conduct, four days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Josephine Salas, possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, time served,
$315 fine and court costs.
Ramon Salazar Jr., giving a
false ID to a law enforcement
officer, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Victoria A. Sparks, trespass,
adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.,,
Luis Alberto Gonsalez,
domestic battery, successfully
completed pretrial diversionary
program.
Jose Jesus Espinoza, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-


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na, possession of drug para-
phernalia and disorderly intoxi-
cation ), probation revoked, 90
days CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Patrick Randoll Skinner, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, 90 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien,
Julian Roque, 11 counts cru-
elty to animals, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs, in addition to felony sen-
tence.
Jeremy Valdiviez, domestic
,battery, time served, $667 fine
and court costs.

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.
Christopher Matthew Owens,
DUI, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, evaluation and treat-
ment, $640.50 fine 'and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose Espinoza, violation of
probation (original charge dri-
ving while license suspended-
DWLS), probation revoked, 90
days CTS and concurrent with
misdemeanor sentence.
Simon Nelson Bazaldu, vio-
lation of license restrictions,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Jose Canales, violation of
license restrictions, adjudica-
tion withheld, $185 court costs.
Susan Fay Fowler, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, drug and
alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol or bars,
DUI school, $903 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Aurora Alamia Garza,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Epifania M. Lee, allowing an
unauthorized minor to drive,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Rita Luna Ramirez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Randal D. Simpson, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, no additional
law violations, $185 court
costs.
Cecil Tucker, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $330 fine and
court costs.
Martin Ramirez-Hernandez,
DUI, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
tag impound 30 days, no alco-
hol or bars, alcohol abuse eval-
uation and treatment, $903 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, 50 hours commu-
nity service.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Linda Faye Miller and Dale
Clinton Miller, divorce.
Maria Patrista Cervantez vs.
Eutiquio Chavez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank National
Association vs. Samuel W. and


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Karen Hrabal et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Obetia Ward Bilotta and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Judy Mae Thomp-
son, petition for child support.
Kiona Cheyenne Duenas vs.
Juan Polllock, petition for
injunction for protection.
Tyra D. Carter vs. heirs of
Raquil Jimenez, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Elizabeth Coronado vs. Ra-
mon Salazar Jr., petition for in-
junction for protection.
Bank of America NA vs.
*Shirley P. Roberts, damages.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Brenda Langdale Evans and
Eugene Evans, divorce.
Ronald Thomas Abbott and
Dana Williams Abbott, child
support terminated.
Deoris Denson vs. Kenneth
B. Hudson, voluntary dismissal.
Krista Rucker vs. Fredrick
Hansan, modification of child
support.
Yolanda C. Rivera and DOR
vs. Thomas Rivera, modifica-
tion of child support.
Jami N. Penney and DOR vs.
Jerrick L. Brown, order.
Maria Villafuerte vs. Jeremy
Valdiviez, voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro7
tection.
Thomas J. Sneider vs.
Samantha L. Sneider Alderman,
order.
Rosalind M. Hines Viall vs.
Robert A. Hines, modification
of child support.
Aurora Espinoza and DOR
vs. Jose Jesus Espinoza, child
support order.
Patricia Trevino and DOR vs.
Jose Luis Torres Jr., modifica-
tion of child support.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Tami Jennifer Atchley, child
support order.
Elizabeth J. Albritton vs.
Lavon Alexander Brown and
SAIA Motor Freight Line Inc.,
partial judgment.
Nathaniel Ray Braddock and
Bonnie Alice Braddock, di-
vorce.
Kera Bartolo and Dean
Bartolo, divorce.
Maria Montanez Vargas vs.
Valentin Arrellano Abundo,
injunction for protection.
Gail E. Enfinger and DOR vs.
EDwin E. Enfinger Jr., dimissal
of petitior;to modify child sup-
port.
Victor L. Bell vs. T. Bell, R.
McQuaig, D.B. Watson, K.
Walker, T. Svendsen and F.
Belcher, Hardee Correctional
Institution, inmate petition for
review of disciplinary action
dismissed.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Donna Pelham and DOR vs.
Karen Chavez.
Tammy A. Krell-Ivey and'
DOR vs. Kenneth L. Horn.
Kimberly M. Stewart and
DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos.
Shannon Knarr and DOR vs.
Jeff A. McCall.
Anita Guerrero and DOR vs.
Raymond Guerrero.


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.
Stephen William Calderon,
violation of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na and felony DWLS), proba-
tion amended to three years
drug offender probation, con-
current with and same condition
as probation in Highlands
County.
Cary Gannon, cruelty toward
child/abuse without great harm,
not prosecuted.
Santos Luna, possession of
methamphetamine, possession
of drug paraphernalia and
felony DWLS, 90 days CTS,
$495 fine and court costs, $190
public defender fees.
Gladys Faye Merchant, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge uttering a forged instru-
ment), violation affidavit with-
drawn, resume probation with
same conditions.
Joseph Miles Platt, violation
of probation (original charges
burglary of structure and grand
theft), probation revoked, 180
days in jail, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
James Raymond Richardson,
violation of probation (original
charges three counts forgery),
probation revoked, six months
in jail CTS.
Andrew Rupert, possession
of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
felony DWLS and violation of
probation (original charges
false verification of ownership
to pawn- broker), new 18
months drug offender proba-
tion, license suspended two
years, drug and alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, war-
rantless search and seizure, cur-
few, $495 fine and court costs,
$190 public defender fees, 75
hours community service; vio-
lation of probation (original
charge petit theft), time served;
giving a false name to a law
enforcement officer, not prose-
cuted.
Leticia Maria Silva-Carpin-
tero, uttering a forged instru-
ment and resisting arrest with-
out violence, 90 days CTS,
$495 fine and court costs and
$190 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Gregory Tyrone White, grand
theft, two years probation, no


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PUBLIC NOTICE
MEETING DATES RESCHEDULED

The Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners regular 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.

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Manager's Office at 863/773-9430.
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NOTICE

TO HARDEE COUNTY

HOMEOWNERS

HOUSING GRANTS AVAILABLE

Hardee County announces the availability of $750,000
under the Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Program. The funds can be used for
repairs or rehabilitation of owner-occupied, single-family,
detached homes (no mobile homes) to ensure that they
are decent, safe, and sanitary. Some eligible usages of
funds include:
Weatherization activities
Home repairs, as well as necessary repairs to
correct substantial code violations
Repairs and alterations in order to improve
health, safety and well being of the occupants
Repairs to contribute to the structural integrity
and preservation of homes
Modifications to provide accessibility for elder-
ly/physically impaired occupants

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants are required to contractually agree to all pro-
gram guidelines, and certify that they own the home to
be assisted, and that it is their principal residence.
Additionally, first mortgages, property taxes and/or
assessments must be current. The property to be assist-
ed must be free from any liens or judgments. Preference
will be given to lower income, elderly and/or physically
impaired homeowners. Applicants must live in the unin-
corporated areas of Hardee County. The total household
income, adjusted for family size, must be within the lim-
its set by the program.
The Home Repair program provides an interest-free
deferred payment loan to qualified, eligible applicants.
All loans are deferred until point of sale, transfer of title,
moving, refinancing with a cash pay out, refinancing with
higher interest rate, or failure to occupy the home. The
deferred payment loans are forgiven at the end of the
lien period.

APPLICATIONS

Applications are now available at the Hardee County
Office of Community Development, Courthouse Annex,
412 W. Orange Street, Rm 201, Wauchula, FL, or online
at www.hardeecounty.net. If you have questions con-
cerning this program or any other Housing Program,
please contact a staff member at 773-6349.
APPLICATIONS ON FILE FOR REHABILITATION
ASSISTANCE WILL HAVE PRIORITY OVER NEW
APPLICATIONS. PRIORITY WILL CONTINUE TO BE
GIVEN TO ELDERLY AND/OR PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED
APPLICANTS THAT MEET PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.
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contact with victim, warrantless
search and seizure, $495 fine ..
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien;
possession of marijuana and
DWLS, time served; grand theft
auto, not prosecuted.
James Burton Wilkins, cruel- '.
ty toward child/abuse without
great harm-amended to con-
tributing to the delinquency of a
minor, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, no alcohol
use or possession, $495 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, 50 hours community ser-
vice; second count cruelty'
toward child/abuse without
great harm, not prosecuted.
Frank Romeo III, selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church, possession of cocaine -
with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church or school and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Julian Roque, manufacture of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, two years proba-
tion, forfeit truck, warrantless
search and seizure, $495 fine
and court costs; theft or tamper-
ing with utility. or cable, not
prosecuted.
Felix Sandoval Moreno, lewd
battery, 48 months Florida State
Prison, designation as sexual
predator, provide DNA, $495
fine and court costs and $190
public defender fees placed on
lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Jed Ranch Inc. to Ten Fold
Talents LLC, $1.3 million.
Hammock Land & Cattle Co.
Inc. to Oxxlley C. Owusu and ,
Kathy M. Lee, $235,000. : '
Jeanetta Snell to Juanita J.
Wright, $10,000.
Netha and Travis Hill to
Iglesia De Cristo Belen Inc.,
$103,000.
Nicholson Supply Co. Inc. to
John E. and Stacy D. Sharp,
$38,900.
Loretta Swafford to Leona G.
Face, $92,208.
Jessica Banda to Sandra
Miller, $14,576.
Raul Juarez Sr. to Raul Juarez
Jr. and Victor Juarez, $60,000.
Vanette S. See to Alexander
F. and Sonia R. Deemer,
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Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


MEDICATION SAFETY
Almost everyone takes some kind of medication, be it a pre-
scription, an over-the-counter remedy, or an herb or supplement.
Many people take more than one.
The more you take, the more ,.,,using it gets. So, we must
learn how to take medicines safely. When it comes to prescription
drugs, it never pays to be shy. Any time you receive a new pre-
scription, ask questions and read the printed information that
comes with it from the pharmacist.
In a recent study it was found that most people taking three
medicines or less were pretty savvy about them, but with those tak-
ing six or more a day, only 15 percent were able to name them all.
We need to put more effort into keeping track of them!
You should know the answers to the following:
Each medicine's name.
What it is supposed to do?
How and when to take it, and for how long?
Will this new medicine work safely with the other medicines
I'm already taking?
Are there side effects, and what do I do if they occur?
We all need to be active participants in our health care, and
that includes staying informed about our medicines. Make a list of
what you take, including the dosages and how often it is taken, sup-
plements and any allergies you may have. Be certain of the
spelling, since many may sound alike and even look similar. Keep
this list in your wallet or purse, and review it regularly with your
physician.
This list is very important in case of emergency, when the
nurses and physicians in an -emergency room need exact informa-
tion quickly.
Other aspects of staying safe with medicines is to discard any
expired bottles, keep all medicines in their original container, and
do not take any that are prescribed for someone else.
Medicines that are powerful enough to treat or cure diseases
are also powerful enough to harm you if taken incorrectly. Stay
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Sing to God a brand-new
song. He's made a world of
wonders! He rolled up His
sleeves; He set things right.
Psalm 98:1 (ME)

FRIDAY
The Lord has announced His
victory and has revealed His
righteousness to every
nation!
Psalm 98:2 (NLT)

SATURDAY
All the ends of the earth have
seen the salvation of our
God.Shout for joy to the Lord
all the earth, burst into jubi-
lant song with music.
Psalm 98:3b,4 (NIV)

SUNDAY
Make music to the Lord with
harps, with harps and the
sound of singing. Blow the
trumpets and the sheep's
horns; shout for joy to the
Lord the King.
Psalm 98:5-6 (NCV)

MONDAY
Let the seas in all its vast-
ness roar with praise! Let the
earth, and all those living in
it, shout "Glory to the Lord."
Psalm 98:7 (TLB)

TUESDAY
Let the rivers clap their
hands, and let the mountains
sing together for joy.
Psalm 98:8 (NIV)

WEDNESDAY
Let them sing before the
Lord, because He is coming
to judge the world. He will
judge the world fairly; He will
judge all people with fair-
ness.
Psalm 98:9 (NCV)

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 WVersion;!'
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Goodwill ... is an immeas-
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energy, the atomic energy
of the spirit.
-Eleanor B. Stock

Success has nothing to do
with what you gain in life or
accomplish for yourself.
It's what you do for others.
-Danny Thomas


TAX COLLECTION NOTICE

The certified tax roll for 2007 has been delivered by the Hardee County
Property Appraiser to Zee Smith, Hardee County Tax Collector for collection.
The 2007 tax roll is now open for payment at the Tax Collector's office at 110 W.
Oak St., Room 102, Wauchula, Florida beginning Thursday, November 1, 2007
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
The 2007 tax bills were mailed on October 31, 2007. If you have not
received a tax bill by November 15th, contact the Tax Collector's Office at the
number shown below to request that a bill be mailed to you.

Discounts allowed are:

November ............................... 4%
December ............................... 3%
January .................................. 2%
February ................................. 1%
M arch ..................................... Net

After April 1st 3% penalty is charged.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RECEIPT unless you send a self-
addressed stamped envelope with payment or pay at the Tax Collector's office.

2008 INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes for 2008 Tax Year may be paid
in four installments IF an application is filed with the Tax Collector before May 1,
2008. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will
'be automatically renewed for 2008, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to
remove your name. THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO 2007
TAXES.


Zerelda "Zee" Smith
Hardee County Tax Collector
110 W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, FL 33873
hardeecountytaxcollector.com
(863) 773-9144


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families, strong
communities.

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4th Annual Veteran's Day 5K
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Event proceeds benefit the YMCA's youth
programs and Y Achievers, which encourages
the personal development of teens, including
college preparation and community service.

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Family (2 adults and up to $35 $40
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-- Montage By RALPH HARRISON


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Thursday, November 1, 2007


SPAGHETTI ARTISTS


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School recently held a poster contest for students in con-
junction with its spaghetti dinner fund raiser planned for Family Reading Night last
Thursday. All of the posters created by the students were displayed throughout the
community. Youngsters taking home special ribbons and certificates for their posters,
flanked by Principal David Durastanti and Assistant Principal Kathy Clark, are (from left)
Johnny Saldivar, first place; Xavier Salazar, second place; Serenity Aguirre, third place;
Jesus Hinojos, honorable mention; and Zackary Durastanti, Ducky Award.


Letter To The Editor

Donating Blood Helped

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Dear Editor:
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By CYNTHIA KRAHL speaking, Sheriff's Office one year of probation and
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Green man pleaded guilty in Florida, Hospital Wauchula to work. He may not use or pos-
Hardee Circuit Court last week be evaluated for possible alco- sess alcohol. Further, Ezelle
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Wildcats Want To Claw DeSoto Again


y Adam Shanksth ... Teams Square Off For 87th Time
By J r. Adoh anr k


THE WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF LIFE
People tend to think differently about the world around them.
This is why this world has as many opinions as people.
I would dare say that some people's manner of thinking is bet-
ter than others.' Read the following story and see if you agree:
A group of students was asked to list what they
thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World.
Though there was some disagreement, the fol lowing got
the most votes:
1.) Egypt's Great Pyramids
2.) Taj Mahal
3.) Grand Canyon
4.) Panama Canal
5.) Empire State Building
6.) St. Peter's Basilica
7.) China's Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one
quiet student hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she
asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The
girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my
mind, because there were so many." The teacher said,
"Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."
The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven
Wonders of the World are:
1.) To see
2.) To taste
3.) To touch
4.) To hear
5.) To feel
6.) To laugh or smile
7.) And most of all, to love
The room was so full of silence you could have
heard a pin drop.
What a great reminder that the things that seem less important
are generally the most important of all. Those things that are com-
monly overlooked are often those things that need to be dwelt on
every day.
Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians that "those mem-
bers of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we
bestow more abundant honor; and our less presentable members
become much more presentable whereas our more presentable
members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body,
giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,"
(12:23-24).
Here, talking about the church, Paul uses the analogy of the
human body to teach this important lesson, that the unseen and less
presentable is often the more important. In the human body, we
spend more time and effort on our hair, makeup and muscles than
we spend on our lungs, brains and kidneys. Yet, we could live with-
out hair, makeup and finely tuned muscles. We cannot say the
same of our lungs, brains, and kidneys. Our less presentable mem-
bers are often neglected but more important.
The same is true of life.
We spend a lot of time building our businesses, buildings and
bank accounts when we should be spending that time on the more
important things: love, hope, kindness, grace, happiness and, espe-
cially, holiness.
Let us pursue the weightier matters of life. Let us pursue the
righteousness of God. As God has said, "Be holy as I am holy" (1
Peter 1:16). Let us "stop and smell the roses" of life, and not spend
all of our time digging fruitlessly in the' dirt. I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adami Shanks is minister of the C/ittich of CI'fsit 'in Wauchula.h
He can be e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net.


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wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that
which laughs at all our knowing.
-D.H.Lawrence


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's the 87th meeting between
a pair of natural opponents, the
oldest football rivalry in the
state.
This year, it's a must-win for
the Hardee Wildcats in order to
be the 2007 Class 3A 12 Dis-
trict Champion and claim home
field advantage to start the play-
offs.
The DeSoto Bulldogs come
to Wauchula with the edge,
bringing an undefeated season
against the 7-1 Wildcats. De-
Soto has beaten its other district
rivals, Braden River, Sebring,
and Avon Park 42-0, last week-
end. Hardee's only loss was to
district rival Avon Park in a
rainy game on Red Devil turf,
which they won 10-7.
The Bulldogs have had a stel-
lar year under senior quarter-
back Shay Shine, with class-
mate V.C Hollingsworth as one
of the go-to running backs,
especially for tough short
yardage. Soph Marcus Shaw
has his share of carries too.
Defensively, end Jakeem Gant
is likely to get a sack or inter-
ception easily.
The Wildcats come in with a
senior backfield trio, Jordan
Grimsley at receiver, and
Jimmy Cimeus and Jayquan
Gandy also taking turns toting
the ball or blocking. Jose
Castaneda provides field goals,
extra points or kickoffs. Sopho-
more quarterback Ezayi You-
youte is back to lead the team.
Defensively, Antjuan Jones
or Nolan Neuhouser can snare
an interception and take it to the
wheelhouse and David New-
comb, Logan Thomas, Wade
Mahoney and Kris Rossman
have a nose for the ball.
The Florida High School
Athletic Association mandates
which week district games can
be played, so the traditional
end-of-the-season DeSoto-
Hardee encounter is no longer
possible. Hardee will finish the
regular season on Nov. 9 at
Ridge Community High at


Davenport.
Hardee is looking for its ninth
consecutive victory over De-
Soto in their 87-year rivalry.
DeSoto last won 20-14 in 1998.
Hardee holds a 53-28 advantage
in the age-old battle between
the two teams which began offi-
cially in 1923 when Hardee be-
came a county and established
its own county high school.
Over the years there have been
five, ties. -'t
They actually played as
Wauchula and Arcadia teams as
far back as 1909 and 1917
before they became separate
counties in 1921.
Two games were played in
the first years, one at the begin-
ning and one at the end of the
season. DeSoto won both
games in 1923 and the teams
split games in 1924.
At game's end, the Walter F.
"Buck"' Carlton trophy is
awarded to the winning school.
Symbol of the long-standing
competition between these
schools, the Carlton trophy was
first presented in 1965 in honor
of the DeSoto manager and avid
fan who had died in 1964.
The trophy was retired in
1972 after DeSoto had three
consecutive wins, a stipulation
of the original presenter.
The trophy was reactivated in
1982 by Bruce and Sue Carlton
and won by Hardee in 1982,
1983 and 1984. DeSoto and
Hardee alternated it in 1985 and
1986. The Bulldogs ran off a
string of victories from 1987
through 1992. The Wildcats had
a five-year win streak, only to
have DeSoto come back to win
20-14 in 1998. Since then,
Hardee has claimed the Carlton
trophy.
Another presentation at this
week's football game will be
the Bob Martin Golf Challenge
trophy. Martin successfully
coached football at each school
for a number of years. The
school split the -tourney pro-
ceeds and the golf winner gets
to keep the trophy for the fol-
lowing year.


Hardee wins: 53


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Year DeSoto Hardee
1923..............9............................ 6
1923 ............14 ...................0........
1924 .............. 0 .........................20
1924 ............20 ............. ........ 0
1925 ........... 3..3 ......................... 10
1926.............. 0 .........................20
1927.............. 0 ...........................7
1928 ........... 18..................... 0
1929............ 12...........................6
1930...... .. ................... 13
193 1 .......... 6 ......................... 13
1932 ..............0............... .. 18
1933..............0........................40
1934..............0......................... 13
1935..............0.......................20
1936 ..............0......................... 13
19374 ..............0 ......................... 6
19384..............0...........................
19394 ..............7......................... 18
1940............ 13........................0...
1941 ..............6........ ................ 18
1942............7.............................
1943..............6......................0.....
1944..............7...........................
1945............ 19....... ..............18
1946..............0........................20
1947............25......................... 14
19485............33...........................
19492..............6...........................
1950............ 19.........................20
1951 ............ 19........................27
1952.............. 7 ...................... 19
1953.. .. ........... .........................53
1954............27...........................0
1955..............0......................... 15
1956.............. 0 ......................... 19
1957..............7........................6...
1958..............0...................... 40
1959 ............13.......................... 35
1960............ 14. ................... 40
1961 ............ 20. ................... 33
1963 ............20 ......... .........6
1962............ 13........................6...


Year DeSoto Hardee
1964............ 14...................... 14
1965 ..............0 ........................41
1966 ............26...........................7
1967 ............27......... ........... 27
1968 .. ........13. .................. 20
1969 ............20 ................... 40
1970 ............14...........................0
1971 ............40................... 13
1972............47...........................7
973 ............40........... ...........0
1974 ............13..................... 13
1975..............7......................27
1976..............7......................21
1977..............6...................... 15
19782..............0...........................
1979..............6...................... 14
1980............ 14...................... 21
1981..............6.....................40
1982..............0...................... 14
1983............ ............... 21
1984..............7........................ 14
1985............ 21 ...................... 17
19869..............0........................20
.1987............28.........................24
19889............24...........................
19893............34......................28
1990............ 14...................1.....7
1991 ............35...................... 15
1992............ 16...................... 12
1993..............6......................... 14
1994............0........................ 14
1995..............6...................... 60
1996............20...................... 42
1997............28......................47
1998 ............20.........................14
1999..............6.........................54
2000..............0..........................41
2001 ............21 .........................56
2002............21 .........................40
2003 ..............0 ........................50
2004 ..............7......................... 19
2005 ............ 12......................... 16
2006..............7......................... 10


DeSoto wins: 28


Ties: 5


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Hardee Girls Hoops Get Going


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Volleyball barely ended and
practices for girls basketball
began.
The 2007-08 Lady Wildcats
will test their mettle in competi-
tion in the Sebring Tip-Off
Tournament next week.
For varsity teams only, the
four-team tourney will pit
Hardee against Cocoa on
Tuesday evening. Hardee will
contend with LaBelle" next
Thursday, Oct. 8. Both games
are at 6 p.m.
The Lady 'Cats start their
regular season with a Nov. 15
trip to DeSoto. The JV game
begins at 6 p.m. and the varsity
is immediately afterward, about
7:30.
Head coach Don Gray and his
assistant Karen Polly, and JV
coach Ken Leupold have cho-
sen their rosters.
I Playing for the varsity are
seniors Andrea "Drea" Parkin-
son, Gloria Solis and Paige
Avery, along with juniors
Sabrina "Noonie" Holmes,
Erica Ureste, Naomi Alvarado,
Brandy Crockett, Barbie Hino-
josa, Janisha Mosely and Katie
Jernigan, soph Lindy Rossman
and freshman Ivette Cisneros.
Leading the JV are sophs


Carleen Brown, Ashley Smith,
Amanda Bissette and Maria
Ruiz and freshmen Lacey
Garza, Yesenia Vargas, Ashley
Louis, Elvira Servin, LaCresha
Carlton, Maria Avalos, Paige
Massey, Lauren Moore and
Tiffany Prestridge.
Hardee will again compete in


the Class 4A, Region 3, District
10 of Avon Park, Sarasota
Booker, Bradenton Braden
River, DeSoto, Palmetto, Se-
bring and Hardee. Other teams
on the schedule are Lakeland
Christian, Port Charlotte and
Fort Meade. District playoffs
will be at Booker this year.


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2007-2008
Nov 6 @Sebring Tip Off TBA
Nov 8 @Sebring Tip Off TBA
Nov 15 @DeSoto 6/7:30
Nov 19 @Braden River 6/7:30
Nov 20 @Lake Placid 6/7:30
Nov 27 Palmetto 6/7:30
Nov 30 Sebring 6/7:30
Dec 4 @Avon Park 6/7:30
Dec 7 Booker 6/7:30
Dec 13 Ft. Meade 6/7:30
Dec 14 DeSoto 6/7:30
Dec 17 Braden River 6/7:30
Jan 7 @Palmetto 6/7:30
Jan 10 Lakeland Christian 6/7:30
Jan 11 @Sebring 6/7:30
Jan 14 @Ft. Meade 6/7:30
Jan 15 Avon Park 6/7:30
Jan 17 @Booker 6/7:30
Jan 24 Lake Placid 6/7:30
Jan 25 @Port Charlotte 6/7:30
Jan 28-Feb 2 Districts@Booker TBA'
Coach: Don Gray


Letter To The Editor


Moms: Never, Never Give Up


Dear Editor:
First of all, I give honor to
Jesus Christ, who is the Head of
my life. Thank God for the jus-
tice that I received on the 16th
of October.
This is dedicated to all moms
who have a troubled child and
feel that all hope is gone. The
Bible states that when the en-
emy comes in like a flood, God
will lift you up a standard. And
I am a living witness that He
will lift up a standard. Praise
God.
I was put through a test yes-
terday with my 13-year-old son,
who God used to show me and
others just how powerful He is.
My son went through the
biggest rage attack ever. He
demolished several parts of my
home, and with a metal stick
and several knives. The police
were called. When they arrived,
my son was calmed down to a
level where he was no longer
raging or tearing things up, but
was sitting on the couch strik-
ing a lighter, trying to set the
pillow on fire.
Well, I had already asked
them to take my son to Bartow
several times, which would
have been his second trip with-
in a month's time. I told them
that my son was taking medica-
tion for his anger. I told them I
couldn't get him to take his
medicine, couldn't get him to
stay in school, couldn't get him
to stay home.
They told me that they didn't
see any signs to Baker Act him.
I strongly disagreed, because I
was not going to let my son
have his way; he's only 13.
Well, he was not taken with the
police. Instead, they let him
walk away from my home, as if
he did nothing wrong, as if I
was the bad guy here. I can't


even explain how I felt at that
moment.
Did I want my son arrested
and taken to jail for demolish-
ing my home? No! I wanted
him to get some help. Why did-
n't I just open the door and let
him go from the beginning? Be-
cause he's only 13. He's the son
and I am his mother; what I say
goes in my house. You have to
know who you are when deal-
ing with this type of situation.
The officer states, just let him
go, he's "been running" around.
See, that's the problem. today:
because they're already "run-
ning around" sometimes makes
us feel that we should give up.
I want to let you know that I
will not just let my son go. Yes,
I know it's hard, and it seems as
if they've gone too far, but my
pastor teaches us that it's not
what you see it's what you don't
see. We must walk by faith and
not by sight. You must never
give up.
She also teaches that we are
blessed and so are our seeds. So
why should we give up? My
mom never gave up on me, and
I thank her for that. I went
through the drugs, jail and pris-
ons, but my mom never gave up
and guess what? she's
still here today and has not
given up. I want to let you know
she didn't do it on her own, she
had Jesus. And she kept those
prayers going up!
It's something about a pray-
ing mom. When you've done all
you could do, continue to pray
and stand. Trust God, and He
will work it out. Because if He'
did it for me, He will do it for
my son.
I was encouraged to not give
up, even though I felt the officer
left a message to my son that he
can do it again and nothing


would be done. So I went to the
courthouse and wrote to the
judge and explained everything
to him. I went home and felt
unsatisfied because my son was
gone. Nowhere to be found.
Could be gone for days.
So I went to the Sheriff's
Office and spoke to the sergeant
there, which still left me feeling
as though I was wrong. And my
son was just another "statistic"
down here in the 'hood.
But the devil is a liar. My son
will not go the road I went. He
will be saved, healed, delivered
and set free! See, Moms, that's
the attitude you must keep in,
order to save your child from
the heads of the enemy. The
kingdom suffers violence but
the violent take it back by force.
: I left the Sheriffs Office, but
I told him I would be taking it
higher. And I did. Romans 13:1
-. Let every soul be subject
unto the higher powers. For
there is- no power but of God.
You must understand one thing,
that the battle is not yours but
the Lord's. Cast your burdens
on Him for He cares for you.
Yes, I went and talked to my
Father up above, and before the .
day was over justice was
served.
And, guess what? I won't
give up. I will lift my eyes unto
the hills, from whence cometh
my help. My help cometh from
the Lord.
I want to acknowledge
County Judge Jeff McKibben,
who heard me out and signed
those papers. Also, Officer
Harrison, my mother, the neigh-
bors and the loved ones who
encourage me.
To other moms: Don't give
up! God bless you.
Katessa Swint
Wauchula


Volleybal Girls Bow Out


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee 2007 volleyball
season ended in district quarter-
finals last week.
In building for next year, the
team will host an enchilada din-
ner tomorrow (Friday) from
4:30 to 7 p.m. at the high school
cafeteria. The dinner of enchila-
da, pinto beans, rice and salad is
$6, with proceeds to purchase
supplies for next season. For
tickets, see any volleyball play-
er or coach Ken Leupold.
The sixth-seeded Lady Wild-
cats challenged the third-seeded
Braden River Lady Pirates on
Tuesday, coming out on the
short end in straight sets in the
five-game format.
Braden River, which has
been improving each year since
it began as a school, "was on


the top of its game, missing
only one 'serve. Down 14-3 in
the first game, Hardee'bounced
back to outscore Braden River
11-7 in the second half, but still
lost the game 25-14.. The Lady
'Cats similarly lost games two
and three, playing better but
never really challenged the 8-4
Lady Pirates.
The Pirates continued on
Wednesday night, beating sec-
ond-seed Sebring, which had
only two losses in district play
all season, both to top-seed
DeSoto. Braden River and
DeSoto clashed in the district
finals on Thursday evening.
For Hardee, it was a final
game for seniors Marissa Hall
and Amber Steedley. The third
senior, service specialist Megan
White, was unable to make the
trip due to another commit-


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"It was a building year for us.
Marissa was the only two-year
player. Megan, Amber and
Kember Townsend each had
some experience in one year on
the varsity. Kember had her
usual position in the front mid-
dle, but we moved Krystin
Robertson from the left to the
right side. We had two new set-
ters in freshman Lacey Garza
and soph Chelsey Steedley.
Sophomore Katie Rogers and
freshman Eryn Mahoney were
new to the middle but turned
out to be good passers.
"Two or three years ago, we
played three matches a week
and it was exhausting and gave
us only one practice a week. I
liked it better this year with a
pair of weekend tournaments
and only two nights of matches
a week. We played tough
against Haines City in the tour-
nament and several other more
difficult, experienced teams. I
look forward to next season,"
concluded Leupold.
The 2008 team will have
then-seniors Townsend and
Robertson, juniors Rogers,
Chelsey Steedly and Marisa
Shivers; and sophs Garza and
Mahoney, along with Yesenia
Vargas, expected to move up
from the junior varsity.


November 1, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3D

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMITS
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permits
EPA Parallel Review Package
Midulla Generating Station (formerly the Payne Creek Generating Station)
Draft/Proposed Permit No. 0490340-006-AV, Title V Air Permit Renewal
Draft Permit No. 0490340-008-AC, Air Construction Permit Revision

Applicant: The applicant for this project is the Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. for the Midulla
Generating Station. The applicant's responsible official is Mr. Michael Opalinski, V.P of Technical
Services for Seminole Electric cooperative, Inc. The applicant's mailing address is RO. Box
272000, Tampa, Florida 33688-2000.
Facility Location: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. operates the Midulla Generating Station,
which is an existing electrical generating plant located in Hardee County at 6695 County Road 663
in Bowling Green, Florida. This station was formerly known as the Payne Creek Generating Station.
Project: The main purpose of this project is to renew the Title V air operation permit. The existing
facility consists of two combined cycle combustion turbines (488 megawatts, total), ten simple
cycle combustion turbines (300 megawatts, total) and miscellaneous ancillary support equipment.
All units fire natural gas as the primary fuel and may fire low sulfur distillate oil as backup fuel. The
combined cycle units are base loaded units and the simple cycle combustion turbines are used
during peak periods of electrical power demand.The Title V permit is being issued as a
Draft/Proposed package for parallel review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The project also includes a concurrent draft revision of Permit No. PSD-FL-214, which is the origi-
nal air construction permit for the two combined cycle units. Revisions include the following: spec-
ifying the low sulfur fuel specifications of natural gas and distillate oil as the surrogate emissions
standards for particulate matter and sulfur dioxide; removing allowances for additional nitrogen
oxide emissions due to fuel-bound nitrogen; and allowing use of the vendor's chromatograph data
to satisfy fuel sulfur monitoring for natural gas.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance
with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212
of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject
to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, FS. and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-212,
62-213 and 62-214, F.A.C. The projects are not exempt from the permitting procedures for air con-
struction or Title V air operation permits. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination
for this project. The Bureau of Air Regulation's physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite
4, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and the mailing address is 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indi-
cated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft/Proposed
Permits, the Statement of Basis, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the appli-
cation, and the additional information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records
under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project
review engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. The
Draft/Proposed permit documents can be viewed at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/epro-
ducts/apds/default.asp.
Notice of Intent to Issue Permits with Parallel Review by EPA: The Permitting Authority gives
notice of its intent to issue a Draft/Proposed Title V air operation permit renewal and a concurrent
Draft Air Construction Permit Revision for the projects described above. The applicant has provid-
ed reasonable assurance that operation of the facility will not adversely impact air quality and that
the project will comply with all applicable provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-
213, 62-214, 62-296, and 62-297, FA.C. The permitting authority will issue final permits in accor-
dance with the conditions of the Draft/Proposed Permits unless a timely petition for an administra-
tive hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in
accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or con-
ditions.
The EPA has agreed to treat the Draft Title V Permit as a Proposed Title V Permit and to perform its
45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period
(parallel review). Although EPA's 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the pub-
lic comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator
will be determined as if EPA's 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period
has ended. The Final Title V Air Operation Permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day
EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision
or significant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA's 45-day review of this proj-
ect and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address:
http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/Florida.htm.
Comments on the Draft Air Construction Permit Revision: The Permitting Authority will accept
written comments concerning the proposed Draft Air Construction Permit Revision for a period of
14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments received must be post-
marked by the Permitting Authority at the above address by 5:00 p.m. on or before the end of the
14-day comment period. If written comments result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the
Permitting Authority will issue a revised Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public
Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection.
Comments on the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal: The Permitting
Authority will accept written comments concerning the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit
for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments received
must be post-marked by the Permitting Authority at the above address by 5:00 p.m. on or before
the end of the 30-day period. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the
Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on the Title V permitting action. If the Permitting Authority
determines there is sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date,
and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly (http://faw.dos.state.fl.us/) and iri a newspaper of
general circulation in the area affected by the permitting action. Subsequent action on the Title V
and Title IV parts of the renewal permit may be. split if comments are received on the Title V portion
of the draft/proposed permit. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the
above address or phone number. If written comments or comments received at a public meeting
result in a significant change to the Draft/Proposed Permit, the Permitting Authority will issue a
revised Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be
made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decisions
may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
The petition must contain the information set forth below and must. be filed with (received by) the
Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental
Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
(Telephone: 850/245-2241; Fax: 850/245-2303). Petitions filed by the applicant or any of the par-
ties listed below must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air
Permit. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section
120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the attached Public Notice or within
fourteen 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice
of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date
of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time
period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or.to intervene in this proceeding and partici-
pate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will
be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule
28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must
contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each
agency's file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of
the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the'petitioner's representative, if any,
which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c)
A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed
decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact; (e) A concise statement of the ulti-
mate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner
contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action including an explanation
of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon
which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and oth-
erwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.


Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position
taken by it in this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permits. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected, by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the .application have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth
above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
Objections to the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit: Finally, pursuant to 42 United
States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA
within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator's 45-day review period as established at 42
U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance of any Title V permit. Any petition shall be based
only on objections to the Title V permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30
(thirty) day public comment period provided in this notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment peri-
od or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with
the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any Title V permit properly issued
pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of EPA
must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the
Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more infor-
mation regarding objections, visit EPA's Region 4 web site at: http://epa.gov/region4/air/per-
mits/Florida.htm. 111C







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2000 CLUB CAR utility vehicle
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200 DODGE, diesel, 3/4 ton,
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WE PAY $125 FIRM no excuses
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SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
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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-
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THE PERFECT HOME SITEll Reduced to only
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perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
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Owner says SELL IT!!!
JUST LISTED!!!
Nice -2 Bedroom 1 Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good
condition, presently rented. Need extra income,
Good investment. In walking distance to town!!
Only 67,500.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath, $50,000. All offers considered.
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INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building Included. $750,000.
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 Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
BIG BIG HOUSE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF
ROOM!!! This 4/2 with double carport has many
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THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau-
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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
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and new roof. This one is a must see. $172,000.
JUST REDUCED!!! Come take a look at this 3
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.75 Acres. Price Reduced to $88,500.
PRICED TO SELL! 2.3 Acres with 5 bedrooms, 3
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feet on Heard Bridge Rd. Only!! $219,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
FOOTED TUBII! 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!I 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 or 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. .


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REALTY INC. 1
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


TAKE A LOOK AND MAKE AN OFFER ON
THIS lovely 3B/2Bth Stucco home located in
Knollwood; 2527 sq ft; screened porch, fire-
place, new kitchen and new roof. OWNERS
MOTIVATED!! $179,000
COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN!
FIVE ACRES and 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home;
great room floor plan; inside utility; new A/C in
2007 and new roof in 2005; detached 24x36 con-
crete workshop; two 4" deep wells. $299,000
Lovely Spanish style 4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home
built in 2005; great master suite; walk-in clos-
ets; 2319 sq ft living area; many extras in this
Lake Alfred area home. Listed at $299,000
Spacious 3B/3Bth home on large corner lot; tall
ceilings, open and airy, French doors, and
wheel chair accessible. $128,500
Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000
MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS HOME TODAY!
Convenient location to schools, shopping and
more; 4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood floors;
wood burning fireplace; fenced back yard.
$147,000
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE!
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors;
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000
Lovely Older Home 3B/2Bth; hardwood
floors; screened porch; one-half acre lot.
$114,900
LOOK AT THIS NEW PRICE! Walk to school
from this 4B/2.5Bth home, completely updated,
2 station beauty salon, wood/carpet/ceramic
tile, solid oak cabinetry with ceramic tile coun-
ters, spacious master suite and family room.
$198,000
COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth
D/W, built in 2006; 1296 sq. ft., large kitchen;
located on quiet street in Charlie Creek area.
$75,500

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


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
Excellent Location for this 5 ACRES and
3B/1Bth CB/Stucco home; newly updated
kitchen; property is fenced and cross fenced -
ready for your horses or other livestock; in the
country but close to town. $229,900
PRICE REDUCED GREAT BUY FOR THIS
2B/1Bth, C/B home with wood burning fire-
place; fenced yard; family neighborhood.
$88,500
Two 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city
water and sewer; paved road frontage. Each
$35,000
Looking for a weekend retreat? 5 Acres with
small creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded,
plenty of wildlife, well, septic tank and fenced.
.$119,000
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
OFFERS WANTED! PRICE REDUCED -
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/H
used as office; shop large enough for semi-trac-
tor; located in industrial park Bowling Green.
$120,000
WEEKEND RETREAT! 5 acres with small
creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded with plen-
ty of wildlife; well and septic tank; fenced prop-
erty. $119,000
10 acres with 2 horse barns, workshop and
3B/3Bth brick home; many amenities including
fireplace, central vac, Jacuzzi, in-ground pool.
See to appreciate! $419,000
NICE AND ROOMY! 4B/2.5Bth home in nice
neighborhood; secluded master suite upstairs;
screened porch; large lot plus outside storage.
$215,000
Residential or Commercial Property!
3B/1.5Bth C/B home on nice lot. $127,500
14.74 acre tract; large pond and 4" well. $90,000


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


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SALES ASSOCIATE RV dealer in
Arcadia seeking full-time profes-
sional. Excellent salary and com-
mission. Fax resume to 863-993-
1601 or email mike@horizon-
coach.com. 11:1-8c
C.N.A.'s NEEDED certified
Nursing Assistants needed to
provide assistance in the home 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. 11:1-29c
LOCAL ESTABLISHED company
seeking full-time employee with
light accounting and data entry
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perience in electrical & mechani-
cal, full-time with benefits. Please
contact Shawntel Carlton @ 941-
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3 BEDROOM / 1 BTH house for
sale or rent. 820 Honolulu Dr. for
more info. call 863-245-6793.
11:1-8p
RECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.5105dixi-
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HARDEE COUNTY $495 MOVES
YOU IN! BRAND NEW
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Own today, no credit needed.
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606 Jones St., Bowling Green
3BR/1-1/2B, New appliances, updated interior,
new A/C, tile, total remodel, new roof, $119,900.


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4/2. Double wide, lots of storage, new A/C,
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IN C., REALTORS
iH 1(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
ALJOHN H. O'NEAL
Sandy Larrison
(863) 832-0130
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
PRICE REDUCED! Engle- Dble rd frontage 17 acs
wood: bayside home, on deep w/Palm Harbor 3BR/2BA
water canal. $800,000! home has creek frontage. Only
3 miles from Wauchula.
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP- $265,000!
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on 2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs. 2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
$500,000 W of Zolfo Springs. w/privacy fence, central A/H,
$500,000! screened porch. West of Avon
PRICE REDUCED! Private Park, close to Lake Olivia.
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag New 2006 model MH,
exemption, pond, some woods, 3BR/2BA, 1674 SF sits on 5
4" well. Accessed by easement fenced acs, and has been beau-
from county rd. NOW tifully maintained. Well
$160,000! w/water softener & aerator,
24'X12' shed. $175,000!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well, Lots of mature oak trees make
diesel power unit, drain tile & this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
micro-jet irrigation. Also fronts site. Very close to Wauchula
Moye Rd. $150,000! & Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs allows for residential, pasture
pasture & native land. Roomy for cattle/horses, or farmland.
2000, 3BR/2BA MH w/1809+SF $168,000!
living, 3855+SF total w/carport 97 ac ranch in the heart of
& porches. Large shed, dog 97 ac ranch in the heart of
& porhens. NOW $259,0Large shed,00! Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
pens. NOW $259,00! barns, cattlepens, fencing &
Cute starter or retirement ponds. Entertain in the unique
home. 2BR/1BA w/new paint & 5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
carpet. Large lot in town o n Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
quiet street. $95,000! pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
Come relax on this beautiful $1,900,000!
wooded 52 acs. Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee Investor's Choice, 3BR/1BA,
Co. $780,000! CB home on 4.76 acs, north of
Co. $780,000! Arcadia. $169,900!
Cute & clean 3BR/2BA CB 20 ac pastureland is fenced
home in Wauchula. Great loca- and has a 4-in diameter well.
tion-just minutes from down- Great for horses or cattle.
town. $145,000! Secluded location would make
Brand new construction! excellent homesite! $12,000/ac!
Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF Premier 100x125 ft residential
CB home w/granite counter- lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
tops, ceramic tile & carpet 14th hole of Deer Run Golf
floors. $159,900! Course. $135,000!
BEALTOBASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS ...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DI)ELLAORlI........781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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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 BDR/ 2 BTH, block home, built
in 2004, 316 Garden Dr. 863-245-
6793. 10:4-11:1p



FOR SALE: Horses, make offer.
Call 863-781-4344. 11:1p



MUD TIRES for sale, 33" for 17"
rim, $500 OBO. 781-2086. 11:1-8p
6 CLOTHING RETAIL racks, w/4
arms, $25 each. 773-9595. 11:1p


YAMAHA KEYBOARD (originally
$200) with stand and two music
stands, $50; acoustic guitar (orig-
inally $100), $30; RCA 160 watt
CD player (new in box), $40. 375-
4797. 11:1nc






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


STA==ING SERVmsE INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs,'FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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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


New Homes ~ Pole Barns

FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Sertmng Hardee Count\ or oer .20 ,ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell

Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
ci8:2nc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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


,4orGARDEN CERT
J" MULCH

Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
0 Bobcat Service
H120 Hogan St.- l Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
(Behind Panda Restaurant) 773-3500 cl8:23tfc





KELLER WILULAMS






Mikey Colding Tanya Dubberly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor 1 Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069 \ (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokeae 'ae
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I Reduced.Reduced*Reduced*Reduced*Reduced I
I 50 Acres of Improved pasture land Great location in south-I
I ern Hardee County. This property is fenced and cross-fenced I
I with 3,000 ft. of road frontage. Mature Oak trees with cow I
I pens and penning lane. Two entranced already prepared with
I culverts. Would make a beautiful homesite! I
I Now asking $8,000 per acre. I
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* NEW LISTING Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17
and Hwy. 62 in Wauchula, City sewer & water.
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.
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) 781-1698for more details.

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 laminent/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 elec-
tricity 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.

5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
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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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3BR/2BA home with office on
2.5 acres. Large stone fire-
place, enclosed back porch
with built in BBQ, large work-
shop/barn. $249,900.
PRICE REDUCTION! 3 BR/1
BA home located on a 1 acre
lot. $133,900.
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.
Great income potential!
Duplex in Zolfo Springs!
Only $69,900!
1.2 acre lot. Ready to build.
Country living close to town.
$30,000
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.
Hardee 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
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home.
Large pole barn. $225,000
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Zone C-2. $195,000
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well
already on the property.
$122,500


20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
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
restricted 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
Property! Water & sewer
available. 127 acres! Call for
price and details!

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.
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.


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 1| John Ht. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 | CCalvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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6D The Herald-Advocate, November 1, 2007


The


Classifieds


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
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


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FREE WHITE ENGLISH bulldog,
loving, 7 yr. old. 863-344-0132,
863-375-2751. 11:1nc
CHIHUAHUA puppy, 8 weeks,
brown, shots, $225. 773-2668.
11:1p
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


STEVE SENN


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Steve Senn
CR 665 Ona, FL


* Panel Upgrades\'$ .
* Ceiling Fans --
Home Inspections )
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735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel


,* Remodels


Lic. # EC13001263


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FEMALE black lab, good home;
male golden retriever. 863-781-
4344. 11:1p
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

There's no use in doing a
kindness if you do it a day
too late.


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WANTED TO LEASE The US
Dept. of Agriculture, Farm Service
Agency's Hardee County Office
presently occupies 2970 net
usable square feet of office space
at 316 N. 7th Ave., Wauchula, FL.
FSA is interested in signing a suc-
ceeding lease for this space, but
it will consider relocating if eco-
nomically advantageous to FSA.
Occupancy is required by 1/1/08.
Anyone interested should call
Emily McLeod at (352) 379-4513
for more info no later than
11/14/07. 11:1c


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

.773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
I Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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125x25x9
Vertical Roof, Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional or 2 Roll-up Doors,
S, 1 Entry Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab*
$13,795
30x35x9 |'.. -
Vertical Roof, Soffil/Fascia, .:
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents. -
4" Concrete Slab*
$20,295


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


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877-951-2300
*Concrete & Installation by Others


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



In stock now.
Click on Furniture,
Accessories,
Then Gun Cabinets.
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BEAUTIFUL 1/2 ACRE in Vista del
Sol underdeveloped across from
SFCC next to Torrey Oaks, zoned
residential. 863-699-2845, 954-
294-1012 leave message.
10:25-11:1 p
5 ACRES FOR SALE 1260
Painter Road. Call 781-2375 or
781-7978. 10:18-11:15p


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ROOM FOR RENT, $100 per week.
Call Mary for more info. 863-449-
0092. 11:1p
2 BR/2 BTH, DW, newly remod-
eled Includes W/D, dishwasher,
refrig., stove, water included, pri-
vate drive, $650 month, $800
moves you in. Ryan 863-302-
4312. 11:1-8p


azalea apartments

New accepting applications!
2, & 3 Bedroom dpts. *
Rental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
*Handicap Units available
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863)375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


* 075-07


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 cll-ic


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 -
Topsy See
CHECK OUT THIS: approx. 2 acre beautiful building lot in
Bowling Green.
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
see it to believe it's beauty. $599,000.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. $95,000.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All
you have to do is move in. $170,000. $164,900.
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. $95,005
$85,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cI1lic


BIG
WEEKEND!
THERE'S
SOMETHING
FOR EVERYONE
AT THE






Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call
781-1062
Bowling Green Flea Market
SHwy 17 c110:12tfc


0 Florida Institute For
eurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
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.
Skilled Positions
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts 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
DFWP and EOE.
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" BEDROOM, 2 BATH CB house,
L.,, back yard, private fence, must
see, $750 month first, last & secu-
rity. 735-1339. 11:1p
4 BR/ 2 B HOUSE, WAUCHULA.
786-218-5250. 10:25-11:1 p
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2 BR/1 B, $550
month plus deposit. 781-3570.
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2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$59,900 reduced $46,900.




MOTIVATED SELLER!



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

e6 $149,900
0o% e' (Offers Considered)

Call For Appointment
(. (863) 234-2234
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net NoeyA. FRores

SPECIALS OF THE WEEK


.


Come see this immaculate
4BR/2BA home with laminate
wood flooring and ceramic tile
in both baths and the kitchen.
Sit in the back screened patio
overlooking the fully land-
scaped and fenced backyard
great for the family pet. A must
see to appreciate. All for
$162,000.00


Come see this 3BR/1BA
home with laminate flooring.
House sits on just under
an acre just minutes from
town on a dead end street.
Must see. Offered at
$127,900.00


Enjoy golfing? Come see this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Oaks Golf Community. Home has laminate wood flooring,
ceramic tile in the kitchen and baths and berber carpet in the
bedrooms. Four sets of French doors opening into the back
screened patio overlooking the 18 hole golf course. Only offered
at $264,900.00.
Buy before open house We will feature this home in our open-
house November 10, 2007. 3BR/2BA CB home on acreage
between Wauchula and Bowling Green Outside office
building Well maintained $265,000.00.
Keep your payments low Buy this 2BR/2BA MH including lot
for $39,900.00.
5 acres close to town on paved road. $85,900.00.
2BR/2BA Mobile Home over 1,500 sq Extra game room -
Central air/heat Walking distance to shopping, doctors office
and hospital furnished $73,900.00
3BR/2BA Mobile Home Stove, refrigerator and central
air/heat 3 blocks from hospital Close to all shopping
including McDonalds $69,500.00.

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access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840


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


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


GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, Ft.
Meade, $500 month, $500 securi-
ty, 2 BR/1 B apartment, 2 avail-
able, C/HA. Sheila 375-9988, 781-
3039, 285-7203. 11:1tfc
2 BEDROOM mobile home locat-
ed at 1017 Sparrow Rd., Charlie
Creek MHP, east of Wauchula.
$450 per month plus deposit. 735-
0010. 11:1p
WAUCHULA 3 BR/1 BA, central
air and heat, very spacious. 735-
2626. 11:1c
7 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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RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $650 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:11tfc
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
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
The sense that someone
else cares always helps
because it is the sense of
love.


SSpecializing in Variable Rate
Technology for all grove
applications including Temik.
VRAUSE All operators are trained in
VE SERVICE, INC, greening and canker identification.

Darin Hughes David Terrell Efran Schraeder
duction Manager CCA, Grove Scout Operations Manager
363-781-0349 863-781-0536 863-781-0090
863-735-1286 2807 Ralph Johns Road Wauchula, FL ^ .^
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
3 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farmnn labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity

AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES
DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
3 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de S570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para.los encapacitados y desabilitados:
Intalarse es'Fetricto a uLimiembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame. The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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This business is FOR SALLJEI,
Call 35-4440 for details.

5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowfln Green 0 375-4461
Open Mon -,Sat from 8:00 5:00 10:18ft


ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or-
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
free estimates. 767-9650.
11:1-29p
ARE YOUR WINDOWS dirty cause
you don't have time, then call me
and I will make them shine. 863-
201-0834 Holly. 11:1p


FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free esti-
mates. 10:25-11:22p
HONEY DO 863-781-6396 -
license # 1195. We do what your
boney 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.
RR050181. 10:18-12:20p
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


HEAVY DUTY
WIX FILTERS
SACH'S CLUTCHES
HYDRAULIC FLUID





* Locally owned and operated
for 33 years
* Hydraulic hoses made
* Paint mixed in house
* All major credit cards accepted


306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pmn:1


NEW LISTING 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 VarQ 0 irrigated & drain tile,
518.000 per ac Call .
NEW LISTING,- 100 c.pasture. Li g E ,hunting. $15.000
ac Call David.i
3 BR / 2 BA Mio I l remodeled.
inground pool a
EL JOBEAN canal frol ejZ.on Steven Water, a)
Canal Concrete seaw i4.all v ~l'19.000. Call Bart
5 ac. Huy 62. good homes itm otenual. $95,000. Call
Bar
Older frane h-me vwith kn is and ceiling in several rooms
This home sit NDR C ls est of
Wauchula Ready \or your per h. $11 00(..
AVAILABLE NOW "See..e 1t1 cabin. sleeps 4-5.
Br) ori CaNy. NC Call Bar[ ,,, ''"
PRICED REDUCED Conmme tots Hwy 17 5200.000.
Bowling Green.






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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/13/07 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and
storage charges:
Year: 78 Make: JEEP Model: MS
VIN#: J8F83EAD30326
Sale to be held at: ROBERTS TOWING
377 OLD DIXIE HwY BOWLING
GREEN, FL. 33834. Roberts Towing
reserves the right to bid. cill:ic










Specializing In
* Carpet, Upholstery
and Tile Cleaning
* Exterior Pressure
Cleaning
10:4-11.1p


HOUSES/APTS/TRAILERS 9
locations, $125/wk & up. 773-
6616, 773-4567, 445-0915.
11:1-11:29p
COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehouses, salvage
yards. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 11:1-11:29p
WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich
Warehouses. 773-6448. 11:1 c


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We are licensed and
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DAVID'S HANDY MAN SERVICE -
Lic # 08-357. No job too small, 20
years experience. 863-781-1847
or 863-781-3892. 11:1-11:29p
BULL DOZER OR BOBCAT
WORK, large or small. 863-781-
1478. 10:25-11:22p
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or
hay hauling. 863-781-1478.
10:25-11:22p
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday nights 7 p.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church, Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula and Tues-
day, Friday and Saturday nights 7
p.m. at First Methodist Church,
Corner of Grape & Church St.,
Bowling Green. 7:18tfcdh


SINGLE WIDE M. HOME, 2 bed-
room. Must be in good condition.
Must have 3-12 roof pitch. Call
863-773-9758 ask for Barbara.
10:18-11:15p



ANNUAL MULTI-FAMILY yard
sale: Furniture, toys, clothes of all
sizes, household items. 1135 S.
Florida Ave., Saturday, 8-12.
11:1p


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.Mobile Ph: 781-4577

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


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SATURDAY, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., 4636
Bryan Ave., BG. Lots of things for
$1.00. 11:1p
MOVING SALE Saturday,
11/3/07, 8-2, 218 N. 10th Ave.
11:1p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7:30-?, out-
side Bay Cleaners on Bay Street.
Come one, come all! Everything
reasonable. 11:1p
SATURDAY, 7:30-?, 2315 Steve
Roberts Special, 3-Family. Worth
the drive. 11:1p

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866-749-1415
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MOVING SALE everything must
go. 172 Dixie Drive, BG. 11:1p
SATURDAY GOLFVIEW, 1621,
Everything in household, all goes
cheap, to the bare walls. 11:1p
3320 HICKORY ST., Zolfo Springs.
Saturday. Something for the
whole family. 11:1p
SATURDAY, 7:30 ?, 211
Georgetown Loop. Lots of misc.
items. 11:1p
SATURDAY 600 S. 10th,
Wauchula. 11:1p
SATURDAY 362 Altman Road,
Wauchula. 11:1p
SATURDAY, 7:30 ?, Cobb
Construction parking lot, next to
Burger King. Multi-family sale.
Lots of treasures, furniture, pic-
tures, clothing, toys, baked
goods and lots more! 11:1c
SATURDAY, 8-3, Corner Tangerine
and Minor, N. Bowling Green.

Time and money spent in
helping men do more for
themselves is far better
than mere giving.


Help Wanted
Central Florida Health Care, Inc,
Avon Park Now Hiring:
Nursing Supervisor Current FL RN License & BCLS Cert.
req.
Lab Technician Experience in hospital or medical office.
Outreach Worker Assist with the healthcare needs/barriers
identified in CFHC's tri-county service area. H.S. graduate or
equivalent, computer literate, good communication skills, able
to travel and work flexible hours.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail
to hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits, compete.
salary, EOE/DFW. CileC







Black and White, Male,

6 Years Old.


Lost In Oak Grove Area.

773-4421
11:1c


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

deserve when you join

our automotive sales
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/ We have immediate openings in
our sales department. Looking
', ^for hard working career minded
people,
Sixth a will to succeed.
SCandidates must possess the qualities of:
Professionalism
Great Personality
Honesty
Self-motivation
*: We offer salary plus commission
. :f and a benefits package:
SHealth Life
^'- -~ -: *401KoBonus Plan*Paid Vacation*
r i r Please apply in person.
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Trailering.
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SILVERADO 1500
CREW CAB 4X4


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Teen Book Review
By Freddie Juarez
Students at Hardee Junior High School have participated in Teen
Read Week, and are reading more books '"just for the fun of it."
What follows is a review of a book by one of the teens.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF
By Rick Riordan
Have you been board and lonely lately? Because if you have,
then you should read "The Lightning Thief."
This is a book about your, Percy Jackson, Anna Beth, and
Grover. These three have been uaveling all.over New York looking
for king Zeus's lightning bolt. They do this all because Zeus thinks
that Poseidon, god of the sea, or Hades, lord of the Underworld
stole it from him.
Anna Beth, Grover, and Percy are his finders. All of a sudden,
something stops them. Check this book out sometime and find out
what it was.
My favorite part of "The Lightning Thief" is when Percy goes
to camp. He doesn't like it very much. Eventually, he gets attached
and doesn't want to leave.
This is a good book that I'd recommend for anyone who loves
a good, adventurous, exciting book. Check this book out sometime!
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YARD SALE

Saturday 7:30 ?

Cobb Construction Parking Lot,
next to Burger King


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Fort Meade, Florida
205 N. Charleston Ave. Fort Meade


Fort Meade, Florida
205 N. Charleston
(863) 773-2530
(863) 285-8131
Visit our website at: www.directchevy.com


NEW 2007 CHEVROLET
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V8, auto., air, pw/pl, V6, auto., air, pw/pl, V8, auto., air.
tilt/cruise, CD. tilt/cruise.


Stk.#08194A
$24,995

2004 CHEVROLET
AVALANCHE
Leather, sunroof, pw/pl,
tilt/cruse, CD.
Stk.#08324A
$19,995

2006 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO 1500
CREW CAB 4X4
Auto., air, pw/pl, tilt/cruise,
CD, leather.
Stk.#08211A
$23,995


Stk.#2165A
$9,995

2005 CHEVROLET
COLORADO LS CREW CAB
5 cylinder, auto., air, pw/pl,
tilt/cruise.
Stk.#6130B
$16,995

2007 CHEVROLET
EXPRESS 15
PASSENGER VAN
V8, auto, dual air, pw/pl,
tilt/cruise.
Stk.#6163
$21,995


Stk.#07689A
$14,995

2005 CHRYSLER
300C HEMI V-8
auto, air, leather, pw/pl,
tilt/cruise, CD.
Stk.#08193C
$21,995

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Lots of treasures, furniture, pictures,
clothing, toys, baked goods
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OVER' 25 NEW CHEVROLETS- ALL, ON SAL


NEW 2007 CHEVROLET
IMPALA LS


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COBALT LS SEDAN


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