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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 49
4 Sections, 34 Pages


Thursday, November 15, 2007


SERIOUS SITUATION


46





City's Grants Go



To Improvements

At Airport, Power Substation


COURTESY PHOTO BY MIKE MATHIS
Disaster was averted Sunday morning after a speeding vehicle struck a fuel pump at the Preston store at the corner
of U.S. 17 and Carlton Street in Wauchula. Hardee County Fire-Rescue spokesman Leslie McClellan said firefighters
were called to the scene at 10:25 a.m., arriving five minutes later with two engines, a tanker and 10 personnel. They
found a 2005 Chrysler 300 four-door sedan in flames and a gasoline pump knocked from its concrete island. Power
to the pumps was cut, and an inspection revealed no fuel leaks, McClellan said. The vehicle fire was under control
by 10:56, she said. There were no injuries. The Wauchula Police Department reported that Francisco Rodriguez, 47,
of 141 Keeton Road, Wauchula, was driving the car at the time of the crash. He told officers that his infant grand-
son was having a seizure, and he was trying to get the baby to Florida Hospital Wauchula when he lost control while.
turning onto Carlton Street from the highway. Rodriguez was cited for careless driving. Damage to the fuel pump
was estimated at $40,000.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With two resolutions, the city
of Wauchula has accepted and
made plans to spend over $1.5
million in phosphate severance
tax awards.
One resolution corrected an
oversight in officially accepting
the $775,000 the city received
from the Economic Develop-
ment Agency (EDA) last spring
when the EDA approved
awards from the phosphate sev-
erance tax monies of the previ-
ous fiscal year.
That money has nearly all
been spent on construction of
an aircraft bulk storage hangar
for Harvest Aviation FBO and
Academy. In fact, Harvest will
host a barbecue on Saturday
from 4 to 8 p.m. at 'the Wau-
chula Municipal Airport about
five miles west of town off
Vandolah Road.
The faith-based flight mainte-
nance and training organization
hangar will be the fixed base
operation for servicing aircraft
and will include a pilot's
lounge, flight simulators, com-
puter rooms as well as a room
to store and sort mail and sup-
plies for missionaries in Central
America, the Bahamas and the
Caribbean.
The project includes an
access road, aircraft parking


ramp, taxiways and other sup-
port systems.
It is anticipated to need sev-
eral employees with the exact
number of jobs not pinpointed
at this time.
A second resolution accepts
$700,000 from EDA toward
the much-needed electric sub-
station rehabilitation and
upgrades to transformers and
apparatus and adds 15
megawatts of power demand,
enough to accommodate cur-
rent needs and attract new
industry to the community.
The city purchases power in
bulk from Tampa Electric Co.
(TECO), directs it through the
substation and redistributes it
to the city's customers.
U.S. Representative Vern
Buchanan told the Wauchula
City Commission last month
that an earmark for a $1 mil-
lion federal appropriation for
the substation refurbishing
had been approved by. the
House of Representatives and
Sen. Mel Martinez was guid-
ing it through the Senate
finance committees. Since
then, there has been no further
word. *
The appropriations is essen-
tial .to proceeding with the
substation rehab and expan-
sion, expected to cost nearly
$2 million.


Thanksgiving's Bounty Bypasses Hardee's Homeles


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What does the face of home-
lessness in Hardee County look
like?
It's not the typical idea of a
homeless man living under a
tree, say local experts who deal
with the problem daily.
Several ministry groups, each
a part of the Hardee Homeless
Coalition, recently asked the
Hardee County Commission to
designate November as
National Hunger and Homeless
Awareness Month in Hardee
County.
Homelessness and hunger go
together, said Lorraine Gilles-
pie, Wendell Smith and Judith
George, as they asked the com-
mission to consider the procla-
mation.
The homeless could be some-
one who has had to leave their
own home and crowd in "tem-
porarily" with relatives or
friends. It could be children



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with no place to live because of
domestic violence or the arrest
of a parent. It might be that
middle-aged woman now on
her own and without job skills.


It could be a single older man
no longer able to work full-time
or find affordable housing.
The trio, through their organi-
zations, helped 600 last year


who faced such disturbing situ-
ations, most through no fault of
their own.
Gillespie represents Alpha &
See HOMELESS 2A


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Will Close At Noon On

Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the .

Thanksgiving Holiday

Papers Will Be
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12-Yeap-Old Expelled For Alcohol


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 12-year-old who was
drinking and passing around
alcohol at school has been
expelled.
The girl, a seventh grader at
Hardee Junior High School,.
became the second student to
receive that severest form of
discipline in this academic year.
The action came following an
expulsion hearing before the
Hardee County School Board.
The child ,and her aunt and
uncle, her legal guardians, were
present for the hearing.
At it, board members were
told the incident occurred on
Sept. 13, and was discovered at


about 9:15 that morning when
other students told a teacher the
girl had alcohol in a water bot-
tle in her backpack.
The teacher reported that
information to Dean of Students
Gregg White, who went to the
12-year-old's classroom, then
brought her to the office along
with the backpack.
Soon, board members were
told, a teacher brought the water
bottle in question up to the
office, saying it had been taken
from the child during first peri-
od.
The girl admitted to White
that the bottle was hers, and that
she had shared its contents with
other youngsters earlier in the


morning.
At the hearing, the child's
guardians told the board the girl
knows what she did was wrong,
and they asked for leniency.
Board members expelled the
girl for the remainder of the
2007-08 school year.
She will be considered for
placement at Pioneer Career
Academy, the district's alterna-
tive school in Zolfo Springs,
under three conditions: she
must undergo substance abuse
evaluation, complete any rec-
ommended treatment, and sub-
mit to random alcohol and drug
screenings at her guardians'
expense.


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Judith George (left), Lorraine Gillespie (center) and
Wendell Smith presented a proclamation on National
Hunger and Homeless Awareness month to the Hardee
County Commission, led by new Chairman Dale
Johnson.



Man In 'Grow House'

Gets House Arrest


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 76-year-old man with mar-
ijuana growing in his rural
Zolfo Springs barn has been
sentenced to house arrest.
Julian Felix Roque, of 116
Sweetwater Road, was arrested
by members of the Hardee
County Drug Task Force on
Aug. 18. He was charged with
producing marijuana, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
stealing utilities.
In a plea agreement with
prosecutor Gene L. Malpas,
Roque agreed to plead guilty to
the drug charges and the state
agreed to drop the electrical
theft count.
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle sentenced Roque to two
years of community control, a
form of house arrest, and one
year of drug-offender proba-
tion. Those sentences, the judge


said, will run concurrently.
Ezelle also ordered Roque to
forfeit his truck, found to be
used in the drug operation, and
$9,000 taken at the time of the
raid on his home.
Further, Roque must submit
to warrantless searches and
seizures.
See ARREST 2A


The







2A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 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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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.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Hardee High Wildcat football team will play at Sarasota
Booker Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs. Hardee
is 6-4, and Booker is 9-1 and ranked No. 5 in the state in 3-A.

Peace River is still low as dry weather continues.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday led several hundred
people at the state capitol in Atlanta in a prayer for rain. About 20
people protested the religious event being held on state property.

As of Tuesday morning the two "No Trespassing Property
of Polk County" signs remained on the west side of the Peace River
Bridge on County Line Road east of Bowling Green. One sign is
on the Hardee side of the road. This denies public access to the
river.

Gas prices remained at $3.15 for regular in Wauchula on
Wednesday morning. Many people are going to have to drive a lit-
tle less or cut spending in other areas, carpool, walk, ride a bike or
buy more fuel efficient vehicles. A lot of people, however, want a
big, safe vehicle.

Now it will be the Tampa Bay Rays Major League baseball
team. The name "Devil" has been dropped from the team. They
have often played like the devil, finishing in last place nine of their
10 years and 66-96 in 2007 the worst record among all MLB
.teams.

Florida's Natural has begun advertising their orange juice at
100 percent all-Florida juice, a very good idea. Orange juice is a
healthy drink.

The city of Wauchula on Wednesday morning was installing
Christmas decorations as the yuletide season approaches.
Thanksgiving Day is around the corner.


The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals
to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if
you would understand him, listen not to what he says but
rather, what he does not say.
-John Stuart Mill


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HOMELESS
Continued From 1A
Omega Freedom Ministries,
which has helped inmates and
their families, as well as victims
of domestic violence abuse.
They are opening Hannah's
House, whose address will not
be revealed to protect its resi-
dents, the women and children
hurt by domestic violence.
Smith is pastor at Cutting
Edge Ministries associated with
the Faith Temple Church of
God on North Seventh Avenue.
He directs the monthly federal
food distribution program.
George is the new executive
director of Hardee Help Center,
which assists people with food,
rent, utilities, jobs or whatever
to get back on their feet.
They work together, and with
St. Michael's Catholic Church,
law enforcement, the courts,
rural health, workforce program
and others to help the less fortu-
nate members of the communi-
ty.
An intercounty website
allows them to record what they
have done to assist someone
and know what others have also
done, and so avoid duplication
of services or a revolving door.
Each also limits the amount
of times a year people can seek
help, providing means to solve
their problems and not perpetu-
ate them.
All are dependent mostly on
donations, although some
small grants do cover some
expenses. For instance Smith
says Cutting Edge could pro-
vide more fresh foods if there
was a refrigerator and/or freezer
available.
In this season of thankful-
ness, residents are urged to
remember those facing job and
economic losses, and other mis-
fortunes which cause them to be
temporarily dependent on the
goodness of others.
Donations of food, used fur-
niture for Hannah House or
funds is essential. For ideas on
how to help, call Hardee Help
Center at 773-0034, Alpha &
Omega at 773-5717 or Cutting
Edge at 772-2484.




ARREST
Continued From 1A
Fines and court costs of $495
were assessed.
According to sheriffs Maj.-
Claude Harris Jr., a spokesman
for the Drug Task Force, 55
marijuana plants had been
found growing in Roque's barn.
He said the barn had been
outfitted with indoor irrigation,
heat lamps, timers-, ballasts,
reflective sheeting, three air
conditioners, and electrical
wiring and panel boxes, among
other items.
The main power line feeding
the house had been spliced prior
to entering the electric meter, he
added.
Roque's was the first of three
marijuana grow houses discov-
ered and shut down by authori-
ties in the three-week period.


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Letter To The Editor

Telephone Company Employees

Do A Good Job For Community


Dear Editor:
As a regular and long-time
reader of The Herald-Advocate,
a 29-year employee of United
Telephone Company, Sprint and
Embarq right here in Hardee
County, and as a long time
friend and co-worker of Hardee
County native Ken Weis, I
would like to thank Cynthia
Krahl for her article raising
awareness of 4enny's need of a
bone marrow transplant.
The combination blood and
bone marrow55drive sponsored
by Florida's Blood Centers was
extremely well attended. It is
my hope that a successful
match will make the event an
undisputable success and that as
a participant in the drive that I
could be the donor.
As a long-time employee of
the local telephone company
which has provided service to
the Hardee County community
for years I'm going to have to
take issue with the writer's first
paragraph in which she
describes "the dreaded call to
the telephone 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 so on.
She followed the "dreaded call
scenario" with Ken knocking
on the customer's door, reliev-
ing their fears and segueing to
Ken, now knocking on their
door for help.
Over the years a number of
Hardee County residents have
and continue to be employed by
the dreaded phone company.
Some of the finest people I've
ever known, including Ken
Weis have worked right here
in Hardee County and given
their all, not only for the com-
pany who has employed them
but for their community as well.
Some of these people have'
worked as operators, business
office employees, repair per-




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MONDAY, NOV. 19
VZ61fo Sjpings Town
Commission, regular month-
ly mettng, Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs,
7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20
VHardee County School
Board, reorganization meet-
ing, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 9
a.m.


DIRECTIONS
Directions to Friday
night's football contest
with Sarasota Booker,
printed on 1 B, contain a
typographical error. Read-
ers are advised to take Exit
213, University Parkway,
off Interstate 75.

MEMORY LANE
A reader has called in
with .the identity of the.
water boy pictured in the
1953 photo of the football
clash between Hardee and
DeSotb. He is David
Wilson, brother to Eddie
Wilson.

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






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Advocate


sonnel, managers and supervi-
sors and yes, even customer-
service representatives and
repair clerks.
You see, Telephone Com-
pany,employees,like most other
employees of other businesses,
are like a family. They care
about each other and their
respective families. When one
has reason to celebrate, we all
do. When one grieves, we all
share the sorrow and pain.
When someone writes an article
that tosses a stone at one
employee, it strikes all of us.
When Hardee County bore
the brunt of Hurricane Charlie
on August 13, 2004, then Sprint
employees were ready to jump
into action, and we did. As an
Avon Park resident and serving
as its mayor, I was at the Avon
Park Police Department being
briefed on the damage to my
home community and planning
restoration activities when I
was contacted by the dreaded
phone company.
I was informed that the 9-1-1
services in Hardee County were
down and was asked if I could
get there to work on them. I del-
egated my mayoral responsibil-
ities to the city manager and left
for Wauchula. For the next 6 to
8 weeks Sprint employees
worked nearly around the clock
restoring damaged services as
well as fulfilling multitudes of
special requests from numerous
law enforcement agencies, gov-
ernmental agencies, volunteer
groups and insurance compa-
nies, to name but a few. Shifts
ranging anywhere from 20 to 36
hours in length were not
uncommon.
While The Herald-Advocate
published an edition entitled
"Charlie Angels" touting the
efforts of out-of-state power
company employees and their
efforts to restore electricity to
ravaged Hardee County, local
telephone company employees


were working to restore damage
not only done by the hurricane,
but the daily damage done by
power restoration activities due
to cut cables when re-setting
poles.
Hurricane Charlie was but
one instance when local tele-
phone company employees
have answered the call. Florida
is known for its lightning
storms, and employees are reg-
ularly called away from their
families during the middle of
the night, on weekends, and on
holidays to repair phone and,
data services. Oftentimes the
outage isn't anything- that
couldn't wait until morning, but
the commitment to the cus-
tomer is such that we will work
throughout the night to restore
service just in case someone'
needs to call a doctor or call 9-,
1-1.
The people that I work with
are proud of the work that they
do and the service that they pro-
vide to the community. When
Ms. Krahl took a shot at the
dreaded phone company she
took a shot at all of us. I think
that she, perhaps without know-
ing, did a great disservice to
those who have worked so hard
for so many years to provide the
best possible service they could
to their fellow Hardee County
residents. As a second genera-
tion telephone company em-
ployee I can tell you that I am
proud to work the the company
that I do.
I am proud to work with the
people that I do. I look forward
to continuing to providing, an
even better level of service to
the subscribers of our products
and services as the technology
presents itself, and I will always
be defensive of its reputation,
especially when someone
attempts to discredit its employ-
ees for the sake of a cute segue.
Tom Macklin
Avon Park


Fall Festival Set


For This Saturday


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A commiunity-wide fall festi-
val set for this Saturday boasts
something of an unlikely host.
Hardee Manor Healthcare
Center promises fun for one and
all with its fund-raising event
planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be live music, assort-
ed foods and varied activities
designed to please all ages.
Priscilla Mathews, marketing
director for Hardee Manor, ex-
plained that the fund raiser was
the residents' idea. They plan to
use the proceeds to expand the
garden at the center, she said.
Bringing in crowds, they
hope, will be a dunking booth
featuring surprise victims from
The Bull 106.9 and from
Hardee Senior High School.
Add to that live music pro-
vided by Chucky Ray Harrel-
son, David Russ & The Volun-
teers and the Roger Rhodes


Band.
There also will be antique
and classic cars on display,
many of them reminiscent of
the residents' youth.
The seasonal theme will pop
with a long-time festival
favorite, kettle corn. And, of
course, there will be the ever-
popular hot dogs.
Kids up to 100 years old -
or more! can have their faces
painted to celebrate the season.
Activities also will include
games for the kids, Mathews
said.
Mathews invites families to
come on out and spend part of
the day at the festival, enticing
then with the "mystery guests"
who will take a dunking for the
cause. "Come see who it will
be," she challenged.
Hardee Manor Healthcare
Center is located in Wauchula at
401 Orange PI., near Carlton
Street and Ninth Avenue.


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Rises: 11:40
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Prediction
Think About it
11/16/2007
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11/18/2007
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The Origin Of Christmas Kettles


I The Salvation Army captain
in San Francisco had resolved
in December of 1891 to provide
a free Christmas dinner to the
area's poor. But how would he
pay for the food?
As he went about his daily


tasks, the question stayed in his
mind. Suddenly, his thoughts
went back to his days as a sailor
in Liverpool, England. On the
landing, he saw a large pot
called "Simpson's Pot," into
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On the next morning, he
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authorities to place a similar pot
at the Oakland ferry landing, at
the foot of Market Street. No
time was lost in getting the pot
and placing it in a conspicuous
position, so that it could be seen
by all those going to and from
the ferry boats. In addition, a
brass urn was placed on a stand
in the waiting room for the
same purpose.
Thus, Capt. Joseph McFee
launched a tradition that has
spread not only throughout the
United States, but throughout
the world.
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was used in 30 Salvation Army

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units in various sections of the
West Coast area. The Sacra-
mento Bee of that year carried a
description of the Salvation
Army's Christmas activities,
and mentioned the contribu-
tions to street comer kettles.
Shortly afterward, two young
Salvation Army officers who
had been instrumental in the
original use of the kettle,
William A. McIntyre and N.J.
Lewis, were transferred to the
East. They took with them the
idea of the Christmas kettle.
In 1897, McIntyre prepared
his Christmas plans for Boston
around the kettle, but his fellow
officers refused to cooperate for
fear of "making spectacles of
themselves." So McIntyre, his
wife and his sister set up three
kettles at the Washington Street
thoroughfare in the heart of the
city. That year the kettle effort
in Boston and other locations
nationwide resulted in 150,000
Christmas dinners for the
needy.
In 1898, the New York World
hailed the Salvation Army ket-
tles as "the newest and most
novel device for collecting
money." The newspaper also
observed, "There is a man in
charge to see that contributions


are not stolen."
In 1901, kettle contributions
in New York City provided
funds'for the first mammoth sit-
down dinner in Madison Square
Garden, a custom that contin-
ued for many years. Today,
however, families are given
grocery checks so that they can
buy and prepare their own din-
ners at home. The homeless
poor are still invited to share
holiday dinners and festivities
at hundreds of Salvation Army
centers.
Kettles now are used in such
distant lands as Korea, Japan
and Chile, and in many Euro-
pean countries. Everywhere,
public contributions to the ket-
tles enable the Salvation Army
to bring the spirit of Christmas
to those who would otherwise
be forgotten to the aged and
lonely, the ill, the inmates of
jails and other institutions, the
poor and unfortunate.
In the U.S., the Salvation
Army annually aids more than
4.5 million people at Thanks-
giving and Christmas. Kettles
have changed since the first
utilitarian cauldron set up in
San Francisco. Some of the new
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system over which traditional
Christmas carols are broadcast.
Behind it all, though, is the
same Salvation Army message,
"Sharing Is Caring."
The Wauchula Service Unit
of the Salvation Army is prepar-
ing for the start of the annual
Christmas Kettle Drive. Bells
will begin ringing on Friday,
Nov. 23, and ring through
Monday, Dec. 24.
This is an opportunity for lo-
cal citizens to become in-
volved in a community-service
project. All money collected in
kettles in Hardee County stays
in Hardee County. Cash and
checks are accepted. These
funds are then distributed local-
ly through the Hardee Help
Center.
If you are interested in bell
ringing, contact Mary Alder-
man, kettle coordinator, at 773-
2164 from 8 to 5 Monday
through Friday.
This is one way you can give
back to your community, by
helping others. If you can't help
by ringing, you can help by giv-
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Obituaries


KATHERINE DELEON
BUSTAMANTE
Katherine Deleon Busta-
mante, 69, of Port Richey, died
Tuesday November 6, 2007 in
New Port Richey.
She was born Feb. 8, 1938 in
Bexcar County, Texas, and
moved to Port Richey eight
years ago from San Antonio,
Texas. Prior to moving to San
Antonio, she had lived in Zolfo
Springs for 20 years. She was:
a health caregiver.
Survivors include her hus-
band Enrique; children, Kathe-
rine Bocanegra, Raymond Lo-
zano, Anna Juarez, Joe Lozano,
Mary Alice Villa, Angie Heno-
josa, Lisa Chavez, Daniel Lo-
zano and Mary Katherine Tor-
res; brothers, Jesse Deleon and
Mando Luna; sisters, Rose-
marie Morales, Rosario Luna
and Gloria Lopez; 25 grandchil-
dren and 15 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Thursday,
Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
church. Funeral services were
held on Friday from noon until
2 p.m. at Florida's First
Assembly of God with the Rev.
Robert J. Lecocq officiating.
Burial was in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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KATHERINE DELEON
BUSTAMANTE
Katherine Deleon Busta-
mante, 69, of Port Richey,
died Tuesday November 6,
2007 in New Port Richey.
She was born Feb. 8, 1938
in Bexcar County, Texas, and
moved to Port Richey eight
years ago from San Antonio,
Texas. Prior to moving to
San Antonio, she had lived in
Zolfo Springs for 20 years.
She was a health caregiver.
Survivors include her hus-
band Enrique; children,
Katherine Bocanegra, Ray-
mond Lozano, Anna Juarez,
Joe Lozano, Mary Alice
Villa, Angie Henojosa, Lisa
Chavez, Daniel Lozano and
'Mary Katherine Torres;
brothers, Jesse Deleon and
Mando Luna; sisters, Rose-
marie Morales, Rosario Luna
and Gloria Lopez; 25 grand-
children and 15 great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Thursday,
Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
church. Funeral services
were held on Friday from
noon until 2 p.m. at Florida's
First Assembly of God with
the Rev. Robert J. Lecocq
officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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EMORY DALE
ALBRITTON
Emory Dale Albritton, 53, of
Wauchula, died Friday Novem-
ber 9, 2007 at his home.
Born Feb. 20, 1954, in Wau-
chula, he was a lifelong resident
of Hardee County. He was a
member of Fort Green Baptist
Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Lloyd Emory
Albritton and Miriam Estelle
Albritton.
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Jean Sadler and husband
Charleton, and Pat Albritton;
niece, Amy Duke and husband
Daniel; great-niece, Abby
Duke; and many aunts, uncles,
and cousins.
Visitation was Monday, Nov.
12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were held at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fort
Green Baptist Church with the
Rev. Brian Laker officiating,
followed by burial at Fort
Green Baptist Church Ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Fort Green
Baptist Church Building Fund
or Good Shepherd Hospice.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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EMORY DALE
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Emory Dale Albritton, 53,
of Wauchula, died Friday
November 9, 2007 at his
home.-
Bojip Feb. 20, 1954, in
*Wauchula, he was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County.
He was a member of Fort
Green Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Lloyd Emory
Albritton and Miriam Estelle
Albritton.
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Jean Sadler and husband
Charleton, and Pat Albritton;
niece, Amy Duke and hus-
band Daniel; great-niece,
Abby Duke; and many aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
Visitation was Monday,
Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Fort Green
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Brian Laker officiating, fol-
lowed by burial at Fort Green
Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to the Fort
Green Baptist Church Build-
ing Fund or Good Shepherd
Hospice.



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ANNIE DORA THOMPSON
Annie Dora Thompson, 88,
of Wauchula, died Sunday
November 11, 2007 in Wau-
chula.
She was born Jan. 10, 1919
in Zolfo Springs, and was a life-
time resident of Hardee County.
She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula, and a past member
of the Wauchula Chapter of
Order of Eastern Star. She was
retired from Wauchula State
Bank.
She is survived by her hus-
band Pete L. Thompson of
Wauchula; step-son, Bruce
Thompson of Hendersonville,
N.C.; two step-grandchildren,
Jeff Thompson and wife Mary
Anne, and Kirk Thompson and
wife Tricia, all of Wauchula;
four great-grandchildren, Jessi-
ca, Josh, Jason and Michelle, all
of Wauchula; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today
(Thursday), Nov. 15 from 9-
9:30 a.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel, with graveside services
held at 10 a.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery, with the Rev. Brian
Laker officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



JESSIE J. WRIGHT
Jessie J. Wright, 58, of
Jamestown, Tenn., died Tues-
day, August 21, 2007, at home.
He was preceded in death.by
his mother, Josephine Wright.
He is survived by his wife,
Linda Taiariol Wright of James-
town, Tenn.; two sons Jamie
Wright of Wauchula and David
Justice of Winter Haven;
daughters Yvette Scarbough of
Bartow, Patricia Flannagan of
Winter Haven, and Connie
Modglin and husband Tim of
Banner Springs, Tenn.; six sis-
ters; two brothers; two sisters-
in-law; three grandsons Jacob
Scarbough, and Bryan, Christo-
pher and Timmy Modglin; four
granddaughters Tiffany and
Tabatha Flannagan, Brandy
Starling and Ciara Justice; and
two great-grandchildren Christ-
ian and Cayden Modglin.
The family received friends
at the funeral home on Friday,
Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until the
11 a.m. service. Burial followed
in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in
Banner Springs Community,
Tenn.
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ANNIE DORA
THOMPSON
Annie Dora Thompson,
88, of Wauchula, died Sun-
day November 11, 2007 in
Wauchula.
She was born Jan. 10,
1919 in Zolfo Springs, and
was a lifetime resident of
Hardee County. She was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula, and a past member of
the Wauchula Chapter of
Order of Eastern Star. She
loved to golf and was retired
from Wauchula State Bank.
She is survived by her hus-
band Pete L. Thompson of
Wauchula; step-son, Bruce
Thompson of Henderson-
ville, N.C.; 2 step-grandchil-
dren, Jeff Thompson and
wife Mary Anne, and Kirk
Thompson and wife Tricia,
all of Wauchula; four great-
grandchildren, Jessica, Josh,
Jason arid Michelle, all of
Wauchula; and numerous
nieces and nephews, includ-
ing Barbara Jo Albritton and
Ann Godfrey, and being a
very special aunt to Lynda
and Charles Abbott, all of
Wauchula.


Visitation will be held
today (Thursday), Nov. 15
from 9-9:30 a.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, with grave-
side services held at 10 a.m.
at Wauchula Cemetery, with
the Rev. Brian Laker offici-
ating.



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City OKs Church Sign


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
How large a sign is too large?
Wauchula ordinances specify
it cannot be more than five feet
high and 48 square feet. Some
grandfathered in when the ordi-
nance was approved are bigger.
A problem arose for Wau-
chula Worship Center, which
erected a new building at West
Main Street and Terrell Road
last year. With the building, the
church received an $11,000
forged designed stone sign
which is 12.4 feet tall and 240
feet wide, including a huge
angel and base.
After lengthy discussion,
Commissioner Ken Lambert
said the Planning and Zoning
Board made the correct deci-
sion in denying the request for a
sign variance. The ordinance
allows two signs on each side of
the property. Through mitiga-
tion, the church sign will be the
length of the two allowed signs,
and will include only the forged
stone lettering "Wauchula Wor-
ship Center."
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Welcomed new commis-
sioner Heather Lee, who was
appointed to fill the seat of
Mavis Best(Brown), who mar-
ried and moved to Lake Placid.
Learned there would be
an early warning siren test on
Dec. 19 at noon, when two 30-
seconds blasts will be heard.
This final test will allow the
automated system to be effec-
tive for any tornado or other
severe storm warning for local
residents.
Approved a pair of ordi-
nances. On first reading,
Ordinance 2007-18 makes bud-
get adjustments for the 2006-07
fiscal year which ended Sept.
30. Final figures will be avail-
able at second reading of the
ordinance on Dec. 10.
Ordinance 2007-19 is an
amendment to the rate struc-
ture, allowing for up to five per-
cent increase annually in solid
waste and disposal services.
Learned that Emerson
Jones will be opening a Sears
store in the old Circle 3/Pawn
Shop building at the north end
of Courthouse Annex I at Oak
Street and South U.S. 17.
Received accolades for
Police' Chief William Beattie
and his staff. The first was from
Tom'SanCarlos, who works



1Obituariesl

DON PAUL POLK
Don Paul Polk, 82, of
Bradenton, died Wednesday,
November 7, 2007, at Manatee
Memorial Hospital, Bradenton.
Born in Fort Meade on April
12, 1925, he lived most of his
life in Tampa, and moved to
Bradenton from Sebring several
years ago. He was a heating and
refrigeration technician, a 55-
year member of United
Association of Plumber and
Pipefitters Local #123 and a
U.S. Navy veteran, serving on
the USS Stockdale.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Janis Kennedy and Cathy
Polk, both of Palmetto; two sis-
ters Velna Mann and Edith
Golden, both of Florida; and
grandson Chris Kennedy of
Palmetto.
Visitation was Saturday at 1
p.m. at the funeral home, with
services at 1:30.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


with "Help Them Call Home,"
an organization accepting used
and broken cell phones to recy-
cle and provide a 250-minute
calling card for military person-
nel to call home. The police
department provided a huge
box of old cell phones which
will enable 30 or possibly 40
servicemen to call home.
Commissioner Clarence Bo-
lin commended the police de-
partment for its rapid response
to a broad daylight burglary at
his home. "I witnessed them in
action and they did a good job."
Three suspects were apprehend-
ed at the scene.
Received an historical
booklet on Wauchula and
Hardee County from Wendell
Turner, whose father was
among the city's early leaders
as police chief, and uncle Joe
was postmaster.
Learned Jim and Linda
See's Java Cafe was named
Wauchula Business of the Year
by Main Street Wauchula.
Megan McKibben, Main Street
executive director, also com-
mended new Parks and
Recreation Supervisor Jay
Johnson for his "jam-up job"
preparing for the centennial cel-
ebration in October.
Sat as the Community
Redevelopment Agency Board
and approved an $8,450 quar-
terly invoice from Main Street
Wauchula. McKibben said there
are several events being
planned in late November and
early December to encourage
people to shop at home because
of high gas prices.
Learned the Hardee Help
Building at Green Street and
Griffin Road will be completed
by December. The Phos
Chem/Mosaic holiday party
will be held there on Dec. 6.
Hardee Help Center will be


moving in, enabling the Wau-
chula Garden Club to get into
the old Ausley Library building
before the year is out.
Decided to donate $500
from its relief fund to Rest-
haven for "Christmas for its res-
idents and bonus for its dedicat-
ed staff."
Asked that the lease at
Mojitos Restaurant be allowed
to expire on Dec. 1, so a more
viable business can locate at the
Cranford Building adjacent to
Heritage Park. The restaurant is
consistently in arrears on its
rent payments on the city-
owned building.
Approved several resolu-
tions. One adopts the city's
updated personnel rules and
regulations. Another approved
an agreement with Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council to update the growth
management laws in the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan,
Future Land Use Map, and
other zoning and water supply
plans to comply with state
requirements.
Another resolution renews
the contract with the state
Department of Corrections for
inmate work squads. Ray
McClellan, director of public
works, said he could use twice
the laborers he receives.
The final resolution renews
the mutual aid agreement
between the Wauchula Police
Department and the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office.
Recommended commis-
sioners Lambert and Troy Brant
for county commission appoint-
ment to the Economic Devel-
opment Board as municipal rep-
resentatives.
Learned the city's website
www.cityofwauchula.com is
now up and running with
"many new features and links."


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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tip from an alert citizen led
to the arrests of three suspected
thieves, city police said.
Anthony Alvarado, Javier
Mendez and Nicholas Alvarado
face burglary and other charges
following a break-in at a South
10th Avenue home on the morn-
ing of Friday, Nov. 2, Wauchula
Police Chief William Beattie
said.
Beattie said officers were dis-
patched to the area at about
10:18 a.m. following a tip from
a resident whose suspicions
were aroused.
After Cpl. Matthew Whatley
arrived at the house, he received
a radio alert from Capt. Thomas
Harris indicating someone was
trying to leave the residence via
a southside window, the chief
described.
Whatley and Beattie, who
also had responded to the scene,
approached the home, heading
toward the carport on the north
side. There, Anthony Alvarado
was spotted exiting the side
door. As Whatley detained him,
a second suspect came out the
same door, Mendez.
Beattie said that at that same
moment, a third suspect,
Nicholas Alvarado, came out
the front door located on the
west side of the house.


Mendez was first to try to
run, he said, but gave up as
Whatley followed and ordered
him to stop.
Nicholas Alvarado, however,
ran north and then east along
Peace Drive, with both Harris
and Beattie in pursuit.
As Whatley stayed with
Anthony Alvarado and hand-
cuffed Mendez, Nicholas
Alvarado was captured and
returned to the house, Beattie
said.
A search of all three suspects
revealed five quarters from a
commemorative state quarters
collection and a screwdriver, all
allegedly taken from inside the
home. Nothing else from the
house was found on them, he
said.
Additionally, a check of the
residence showed windows in
both the north and west doors
had been broken out. Further, a
butter knife sat on the carport
floor, apparently from an
attempt to pry the door, Beattie
said.
The three suspected burglars
were transported to the
Wauchula Police Station, where
they were interviewed and evi-
dence was processed.
Following that, the three
were taken to the Hardee
County Jail and booked, Beattie
said.


10 Students To Win 4-Year Scholarships


Citizen's Tip Halts


Burglary In Progress


Ten Hardee County students
received Take Stock In Children
college scholarships at a recent
meeting of the Hardee County
School Board.
Students, parents, mentors,
school officials and South
Florida Community College's
Take Stock In Children staff
were present for the contract-
.signing event.
Those students who fulfill
their contracts are guaranteed a
"two-plus-two" scholarship,
which will pay tuition and fees
for two years at a community
college and then two years at a
university in the state of
Florida. The SFCC Take Stock
staff will also help in obtaining
financial assistance for housing,
transportation and other such
extra expenses.
Signing contracts last month
were Justin Carter, Mercedes
Cisneros, Jesus Hernandez,
Nyshira Jackson, Martin Luna,
Kaylee Mancillas, Michael
Moreno, Shaina Todd, Kenia
Villalva and Adam Juarez.
The contract signing is only
the beginning.
Contracts specify that the stu-
dents must earn at least a C in
every class, graduate from high
school with good attendance
records, maintain good behav-
ior in school, and stay away
from drugs and crime.
Each student is matched with
a mentor, who will meet with
him weekly at school in order to
monitor his performance and
offer support.
SFCC Take Stock In Children
student advocate Irene Casta-
non is also on campus weekly at


both Hardee Junior and Hardee
Senior high schools to give her
assistance. All combined, Take
Stock students have a strong
network in place to guarantee
their successful graduation and
entrance into college.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones called the four-
year scholarship program one
of the very best available to
youngsters.
The South Florida Com-
munity College Foundation is
the lead agency for Take Stock
In Children within the college's
district of Hardee, DeSoto and
Highlands counties. The pro-
gram has been in place for 11


years and has awarded scholar-
ships to 300 local students.
Over 11,000 scholarships are in
place statewide, and the pro-
gram enjoys a 96 percent suc-
cess rate.
Corporate sponsors such as
ublix Super Markets, Bank of
America, Outback Steakhouse,
AutoNhtion, Progress Energy,
State Farm Insurance, and CSX
Transportation underwrite Take
Stock.
For information concerning
sponsoring a scholarship or
becoming a mentor, call Joyce
Adams, Take Stock In Children
program coordinator, at (863)
453-3133.


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Mercedes Cisneros, Jesus Hernandez, Nyshira Jackson, Martin Luna, Kaylee Mancillas,
Michael Moreno, Shaina Todd and Kenia Villalva four years in college if they live up to
the contracts they signed last month, promising good grades, attendance and behav-
ior throughout the rest of their school years.


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6A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


Brownfield
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An often misunderstood eco-
nomic incentive can help area
builders recoup sales tax.
At its most recent meeting,
the Hardee County Commis-
sion, after lengthy discussion,
approved a resolution designat-
ing the county's Enterprise
Zone area as a Brownfield Area,
opening the way to area



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Area Boon For Builders
builders to benefit. 663 to its Ona-Fort Green por-
The Brownfields Redevelop- tion as far as Vandolah Road,
ment Act is included in Florida and the U.S. 17 corridor fro.'
statutes Sections 376.77-376- the Polk County line south past
85. It applies only to areas of Zolfo Springs. It includes at
environmental and economic least a half mile on each side of'
redevelopment. The commis- the corridors.
sion approved the Brownfield The three municipalities,
here to be the Enterprise Zone. Bowling Green, Wauchula and
the industrial/commercial corri- Zolfo Springs, could also desig-
dors, from 1,000 feet south of nate their Community Re-
the Polk County Line down CR development Areas (CRAs) as
Brownfield areas.
The Brownfield designation
offers up to $3,000 sales tax
refund in non-Enterprise Zone
areas, a minimum of $6,000 in
the Enterprise Zones and up to
$8,500 in others.
Economic Development Di-
rector Bill Lambert said he was
"excited about another level of
incentives, especially in the
18.5 miles in the Enterprise
Zone, but in all the 640 square
miles of the county."
Commissioners asked Robert
Slate, of Strategic Systems Inc.
and county project manager
Doug Knight to explain the
drawbacks to the program.
Slate was particularly asking
: _.,U- SY P for the Brownfield designation
for the Country Walk housing
Pdevelopment at 250 Maxwell
Road for the affordable housing
Brownfield sales tax refund
program.
Slate said some program was
originally established through
' ...,- Superfund dollars to help clean
-. up and redevelop abandoned
properties which may have
been contaminated. However,
COURTESY PHOTO Brownfield status is now
nteve and Monica Reas of applied to any economic devel-

ov 12. Caleb, a freshman at opment and is no longer an
hunting on private property The resolution the commis-
friend Grayson Lambert.


RESOLUTION 2007-09
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
THE TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD
ON DECEMBER 6, 2007, AT 9:00 A.M. AT 502 W. MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873, FOR THE
PURPOSE OF HEARING PUBLIC COMMENT ON
IMPOSING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ON CERTAIN
PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH CHAPTERS 170 AND 190, FLORIDA STATUTES.


Development


WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Torrey Groves Community
District ("Board") has previously adopted its Resolution 2007-08, entitled


A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT DECLARING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
INDICATING THE LOCATION, NATURE AND
ESTIMATED COST OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS WHOSE
COST IS TO BE DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THE PORTION OF THE
ESTIMATED COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE
DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
PROVIDING THE MANNER IN WHICH SUCH SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE MADE; PROVIDING WHEN
SUCH SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE MADE;
DESIGNATING LANDS UPON WHICH THE SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE LEVIED; PROVIDING FOR AN
ASSESSMENT PLAT; ADOPTING A PRELIMINARY
ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION
OF THIS RESOLUTION AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, in accordance with such resolution, a preliminary assessment roll has been
prepared and all other conditions precedent set forth in chapters 170 and 190, Florida Statutes, to
the holding of the aforementioned public hearing have been satisfied, and the roll and related
documents are available for public inspection at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873

NOW THEREFORE BE, IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD
OF SUPERVISORS OF TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT:

1. There is hereby declared a public hearing to be held at 9:00 a.m., December 6,'
2007, at 105 South Sixth Avenue, Unit 1, Wauchula, Florida 33873, for the purpose of hearing
comment and objections to the proposed special assessment program for community
improvements as identified in the preliminary assessment roll, a popy of which is on file at 105
South Sixth Avenue, Unit 1, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Said preliminary assessment roll
indicates the areas to be improved, description of the project to be assessed and the amount
expected to be assessed to each benefited piece or parcel of property. Affected parties may
appear at that hearing or submit their comments in writing prior to the meeting to the office of
the District Counsel, P.O Box 1748, Wauchula, Florida 33873, Attention: J. Steven Southwell,
II.

2. Notice of said hearing shall be advertised in accordance with chapters 170, 190,
and 197 Florida Statutes, and the District Counsel is hereby authorized and directed to place said
notice in a newspaper of general circulation within Hardee Comrty (by two publications one
week apart with the last publication at least one week prior to the date of the hearing established
herein). The District Counsel shall file a publisher's affidavit with the District Secretary verifying
such publication of notice. The District Counsel is further authorized and directed to give (30)
thirty days written notice by mail of the time and place of this hearing to the owners of all
property to be assessed and include in such notice the amount of the assessment for each such
property owner, a description of the areas to be improved and notice that information concerning
all assessments may be ascertained at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida., The District
Counsel shall file proof of such mailing by affidavit with the District Secretary.

3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its passage.


PASSED AND ADOPTED this 29h day of October, 2007.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT



ATTEST:


Chairman


Assistant Secretary


sion adopted allows any builder
to "opt out" of the Brownfield
designation if he so desires.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Reorganized, naming
Commissioner Dale Johnson as
chairman and Commissioner
Minor Bryant as vice-chairman
for the 2007-08 years. Very few
changes were made to the com-
missioner appointments as
liaisons to various state, region-
al and local organizations and
committees.
Approved a proclamation
of November as National
Hospice and Palliative Care
month. Good Shepherd Hospice
opened a Wauchula office a
year ago and has already served
70 residents. The group regular-
ly holds volunteer and clergy
training in helping patients with
terminal illnesses maintain the
care and dignity they deserve.
Approved a resolution
amending capacity fees for the
county's potable water and
wastewater plant services. For


potable water, the fee is $1,500
per equivalent residential unit
and for wastewater the fee is
$3,500.
Approved the route and
contributions of One Hillacious
10K Run set for Feb. 2. Last
year there were 23 runners and
20 walkers which raised $1,106
for the Hardee unit of the
American Cancer Society.
Traffic control was provided by
the city of Wauchula and
Sheriff's Department.
Approved minor subdivi-
sion plats for the 10-acre
Revona Acres on Harvill Road
and 25-acre Stoney Acres off
Rhynn Road east of Ed Wells
Road.


-. Awarded annual bids for
road materials and maintenance
(asphalt, fencing, lubricants,
steel culverts, signs, timbers,
etc.)
Approved a resolution
allowing Torrey Groves
Community Development to
designate areas for its parks
and outdoor recreational, cul-
tural and educational areas.
Decided to appoint a
committee of about seven to
look at the fire assessments and
making them more fair, less for
residents on the outskirts of the
county, etc. Commissioners are
to recommend appointees at the
Nov. 29 meeting. Anyone par-
ticularly interested should con-
tact his commissioner.


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RESOLUTION 2007-08
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DISTRICT DECLARING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
INDICATING THE LOCATION, NATURE AND
ESTIMATED COST OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS WHOSE
COST IS TO BE DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THE PORTION OF THE
ESTIMATED COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE
DEFRAYED BY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
PROVIDING THE' MANNER IN WHICH SUCH SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE MADE; PROVIDING WHEN
SUCH SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE MADE;
DESIGNATING LANDS UPON WHICH THE SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS SHALL BE LEVIED; PROVIDING FOR AN
ASSESSMENT PLAT; ADOPTING A PRELIMINARY
ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION
OF THIS RESOLUTION AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, consistent with its adopted improvement plan, the Board of Supervisors of
Torrey Groves Community Development District ("the Board") hereby determines to undertake,
install, plan, establish, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, acquire, operate, and/or
maintain the "assessable improvements" (the "Improvements") described in Exhibit "A"
incorporated herein by reference and on file at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873;
and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Torrey Groves Community Development District
(the "District") to pay the cost of the Improvements through the levy of special assessments
pursuant to Chapters 170 and 190, Florida Statutes (the "Assessments"); and
WHEREAS, the District is empowered by Chapter 190, the Uniform Community
Development District Act of 1980 and Chapter 170, Supplemental and Alternative Method of
Making Local Municipal Improvements, Florida Statutes, to finance, fund, plan, establish,
acquire, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate, and maintain the
Improvements and to impose, levy and collect the Assessments; and

WHEREAS, the District hereby determines that benefits will accrue to the property
benefited by the Improvements, the amount of those benefits, and that Assessments will be made
in proportion, to the benefits received as set forth in Exhibit "B" incorporated herein by
reference andon file at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, phone (863) 773-4449;
and .. "
WHEREAS, the District hereby determines that the Assessments to be levied will not
exceed the benefits to the property benefited by the Improvements,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD
OF SUPERVISORS OF TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT:

1. Assessments shall be levied to defray the cost of Improvements.

2. The nature and .general location of, and plans and specifications for, the
Improvements are described in Exhibit "A", and are on file at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. Exhibit "B" is also on file and available for public inspection at the same
location.

3. The total estimated cost of the Improvements is approximately $15,964,108 ("the
Estimated Cost").

4. The Assessments will defray approximately $15,375,000.00 in bonded
indebtedness, which includes the Estimated Cost, plus financing-related costs, capitalized
interest, debt service reserve and contingency.


5.
Exhibit "B".


The manner in which the Assessments shall be apportioned and paid is set forth in


6. The Assessments shall be levied, within the District, on all lots and lands
adjoining and contiguous or bounding and abutting upon such Improvements or specially
benefited thereby and further designated by the assessment plat hereinafter provided for.

7. There is on file, at 502 W. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, an assessment
plat showing the area to be assessed, with certain plans and specifications describing the
Improvements and the Estimated Cost of the Improvements, all of which shall be open to
inspection by the public.
8. Commencing with the year in which the Assessments are certified for collection
and subsequent to the capitalized interest period for each series of bonds, the Assessments shall
be paid in not more than (30) thirty yearly installments. The Assessments may be payable at the
same time and in the same manner as are ad-valorem taxes and collected pursuant to Chapter
197, Florida Statutes; provided, however, that in the event the uniform non ad-valorem
assessment method of collecting the Assessments is not available to the District in any year, or if
determined by the District to be in its best interest, the Assessments may be collected as is
otherwise permitted by law.

9. The District Manager has caused to be made a preliminary assessment roll, in
accordance with the method of assessment described in Exhibit "B" hereto, which shows the lots
and lands assessed, the amount of benefit to and the Assessment against each lot or parcel of land
and the number of annual installments into which such Assessment may be divided, which is
hereby adopted and approved as the District's preliminary assessment roll.

10. The Board shall adopt a subsequent resolution to fix a time and place at which the
owners of the property to be assessed or any other persons interested therein may appear before
the Board and be heard as to the propriety and advisability of the Assessments or the making of
the Improvements, the cost thereof the manner of payment therefore, or the amount thereof be
assessed against each property as improved.
11. The District Manager is hereby directed to cause this resolution to be published
twice (once a week for two (2) weeks) in a newspaper of general circulation within Hardee
* County.

12. This Resolution shall become effective upon its passage.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 29" day of October, 2007.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
TORREY GROVES COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT



ATTEST: By: r
Chairman


o Q4,L T I .. i"


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Secretary


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November 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Hardee Livestock Market Sold 1,327 Cattle On Monday, Nov. 7


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Wheeler Farms bought Hardee Livestock Market from Robert Ray Smith in June 2007.
From left are George Wheeler, Zolfo Springs, vice president; George's daughter Janice,
vice president, Zolfo Springs; and Irving Wheeler, vice president, Winter Haven. Not in
photo is Mark Wheeler, Lake Placid, president and Irving's son.


The auctioneer is Mike Martin, who is assisted by Gloria Osborne.


Steve Haney of Bowling Green is a regular cattle buyer at
the market. The market serves 13 buying companies and
individual buhvers.


Roland Skipper of Zolfo Springs is a long-time cattle
buyer. Most calves bought are sent to the Mid-West for
fattening.
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Eddie Tinsley of Alabama is a regular cattle buyer. Beef
prices have been good for the last several years.


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Dan Byrd of Okeechobee is a-regular buyer. Sale is held
Monday at noon, with cattle markets closing the weeks
of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


City Sirens To
Sound Nov. 21
A final test of Wauchula's
early warning siren will be
held next Wednesday, Nov.
21 at noon with a pair of 30-
second blasts.
This is the final test before
the system becomes fully
automated and will issue
warnings for tornadoes and
other sudden storms. For
more information, call the
city at 773-3131.

Cheerleaders
Go To State
Everyone has a pair of
occasions in which they can
help the three Hardee
County Youth Sports cheer-
leading teams who won and
advance to the state compe-
tition.
Two fundraisers are being
held. The first is Friday at
5:30 p.m. when a chili-corn
bread dinner is available for
$3 a plate. Dinners will be
sold at the empty lot on U. S.
17 South between Hash
Plumbing and the Chinese
restaurant. The second is
Saturday at the Wal-Mart lot
when $5 pulled pork barbe-
cue dinners will be sold.

Make Christmas
For Elderly
Resthaven, the county's
residence for elderly resi-
dents who can no longer live
alone, seeks tax-deductible
donations to make Christ-
mas special for its residents
and staff.
Donations will allow each
resident to receive an indi-
vidual gift and staff to receive
small bonuses for their daily
dedication to these special
residents. Donations may be
sent to Resthaven, 298
Resthaven Road, Zolfo
Springs, Fl. 33890. For more
information, call Tina
LeConte at 773-6000 or 773-
5795.

Always be a little kinder
than necessary.
-Sir James M. Barrie

The sense that someone
else cares always helps
because it Is the sense of
love.


Mike Lewis of Dover is a regular buyer. About 800 to
1,000 cattle are sold at Hardee Livestock Market on many
Monday.


Todd Lawrence is the market's ringman. Each head of cattle is auctioned separately.






8A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007




WEATHER SUMMARY
Virtually all localities recorded no measurable rain during the
week of Nov. 5 11. Measurable amounts reported included about
a quarter inch falling in Bronson and traces in Dover, Ft. Lau-
derdale, Homestead, Palmdale, and Tallahassee. Temperatures in
the major cities averaged 4 to 7 degrees below normal for the week.
Most daytime highs were in the 70s and 80s. Nighttime lows
ranged from the 30s to the 60s. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Mon-
ticello, and Quincy reported at least one nighttime low in the 20s.
FIELD CROPS
Dry weather in many Panhandle and northern Peninsula areas
during the last two weeks hindered the germination of small grains,
ryegrass, and clover. Several northern Peninsula and Panhandle
producers made the last cut of hay. Frosts and freezing tempera-
tures lowered the quality of some peanuts with growers assessing
actual damage. Statewide, peanut harvesting reached 95 percent
completion compared with 95 percent last year and the five year
average progress of 97 percent done by November llth. Peanut
condition was rated 3% very poor, 30% poor, 40% fair, and 27%
good. Most producers plan to harvest the remaining peanuts as
soon as possible to avoid more cold damages. Cotton picking was
active in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula. In Jefferson
County, a killing frost stopped the growth of most crops. Soil mois-
ture was rated short to adequate in the Panhandle, very short in the
Big Bend area and parts of the northern Peninsula, mostly short
over the central Peninsula and parts of the northern Peninsula, and
mostly adequate in the southern Peninsula. Counties reporting
spots with surplus soil moisture included Jackson and Okeechobee.
Counties reporting areas with very short moisture included
Jackson, De Soto, Pasco, Marion, Union, Suwannee, and Jefferson.
MoistureTopsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week I week I year week week Year
Percent
Veryshort 10 3 33 15 7 16
Short 42 30 29 40 35 54
Adequate 45 63 38 45 57 30
Surplus 3 4 0 0 1 0
VEGETABLES
The dry conditions allowed harvesting to accelerate with
growers trying to satisfy the Thanksgiving Day demand. Wauchula:
strawberry planting was active; growers picked squash and water-
melons. Palatka: potato growers are preparing the ground for plant-
ing. Quincy: Tomato growers finished picking. Hastings: Cabbage
planting continued while broccoli planting neared completion;
squash and cucumber yields were rated good with very good qual-
ity. Suwannee Valley: Growers completed the watermelon and
most of the snap bean harvest; pepper, and cucumber picking were
expected to resume this week. West Central: Watermelon picking is
expected to start soon; tomato harvesting continued. Plant City,
Dover: Strawberry picking was active with very light amounts
available. Other crops marketed included snap beans, sweet corn,
cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, squash, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture conditions were poor to excellent
with most in poor condition due to drought and seasonally cool
temperatures. Some locations had a killing frost or freeze. Growing
conditions were too dry for good germination of winter small
grains, ryegrass, and clover. The last cutting of hay was complete
with very short yields over the entire season. Cattle condition was
mostly fair. In the northern areas, pasture condition was mostly
poor due to drought and a killing frost. Pasture condition was
falling off seasonally. In central areas, pasture condition was very
poor to good with most in fair condition. Cattle condition was fair
to good. In the southwest areas, pasture and cattle conditions were
very poor to excellent with most in fair to good condition.
Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair. -
Cattle -LPasture
Condition This Last 'This' Last
week I week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 1 5 1
Poor 9 4 25 9
Fair 50 40 40 45
Good 35 50 29 40
Excellent 5 5 1 5
CITRUS
Temperatures were slightly cooler this week than in the past
couple weeks. Highs ranged from the high 70s to low 80s during
the day, cooling down to the mid-40s at night. No rain was report-
ed for the week in any of the seven monitored citrus producing
counties. Generally speaking, most areas are dryer than normal
with lakes and reservoirs below normal levels. Trees are being kept
in good condition by good maintenance habits and increased irri-
gation. Maturity levels and ratios on oranges and grapefruit have
fallen in line with recent years, making available more fruit for har-
vesting. Limited grove activity included mowing, spraying, fertil-
izing, and young tree care. Various methods are being used to look
for and control greening. Most owners were using chemical control
to reduce the psyllid. Some large operations clipped trees affected
with the disease. Almost all major packinghouses that will be open
this season have opened and began running fruit. About six pro-
cessing plants were open with more planning on opening this week.
Harvested varieties included Fallglo and Sunburst tangerines;
early, Ambersweet and Navel oranges; grapefruit; and a few tange-
los.
Crop Oct 28 | Nov04 j Nov11
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early oranges 23 51 89
Navel oranges 104 89 91
Ambersweet oranges 26 11 20
Grapefruit 165 258 363
Fallglo tangerines 91 81 60
Sunburst tangerines 0 0 78
Tangelos 2 2 7


BBQ, Fun & More

At Airport Saturday


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Of The Herald-Advocate
Harvest Aviation, a local non-
profit organization for ministry,
will be hosting a barbecue from
the famous Big Al's BBQ on
Saturday at the Wauchula
Airport.
There will be hay rides, food,
music and other festivities dur-
ing this time of fellowship.
Harvest Aviation is a ministry
dedicated to sharing the Gospel,
educating and mentoring youth
with its aviation resources. This
ministry was organized to per-
form three core ministry func-
tions: youth programs, aviation
institute, and missionary sup-
port.
Harvest Aviation provides
students wishing to learn more
about aerospace the opportunity
to attend summer camps and
year-round memberships, to
reach kids, especially at-risk
kids, for Christ.
Many of the students who
participate in the programs have
the opportunity to apply what
they learned to help benefit
their future at the Harvest
Aviation Institute. The Harvest
Aviation Institute trains adults
for careers in aviation min-



Schools Lose

$$$ In State

Budget Cut
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
When is it good to lose near-
ly a quarter of a million dollars?
When you thought you were
going to lose half a million.
That's the scenario Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones
presented to the Hardee County
School Board recently in
reporting the results of the state
Legislature's first special ses-
sion in Tallahassee.
The Legislature cut $1.1 bil-
lion from the state budget.
And that means $498,912
was trimmed away from Hardee
County schools, he said. But
Jones went on to explain that a
full $267,671 of that amount
was money intended for teacher
bonuses should Hardee County
adopt a performance pay plan.
The district has chosen not to
participate in a performance
pay plan, he noted, so returning
that money to the state will
have ino effect.
The remaining $231,241,
however, does register as a loss,
Jones said.
Jones said he does not expect
the district to feel any signifi-
cant impact from that drop in
funding. "We can absorb it,"
Jones told the School Board.
This time.
Jones said he is concerned
about future state budget cuts in
education, and how they might
impact small school districts
such as this one. Lean years lie
ahead, he predicted.
Education, health care and
water projects were among the
biggest losers as the
Legislature dealt with the $1.1
billion shortfall in the state's
$71 billion spending plan in
special session last month.


istries. Students wishing to
attend the institute may choose
between flight training and air-
craft maintenance programs.
Harvest Aviation's other main
focus is on its mission support.
"Harvest Aviation is a central
distribution point for mail,
packages, equipment and criti-
cal supplies for missionaries
operating in Central America
and the Caribbean," the group
explains.
The areas of focus that the
ministry serves are Belize,
Honduras and Guatemala where
medical equipment, food and
supplies are flown in by
Harvest Aviation.
It you would like to become
involved or donate to this min-
istry, the number is 1-800-660-
0516 or visit its Web site at
info@harvestaviation.org.
Come join Harvest Aviation
for a time of food, fellowship
and fun to reflect on the accom-
plishments of this ministry
through Jesus Christ and a hope
for a positive year.


There is nothing so annoying as to have two people.talk-
Ing when you're busy interrupting.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252007CA000447

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
2004 CHRYSLER
PACIFICA VEHICLE
VIN NO.:
2C4GM68404R551408


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: IGNACIO LUNA GARZA,
SR. AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN OR TO THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:

2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
VEHICLE VIN NO.:
2C4GM68404R551408

Has been filed against you by
petitioner, THE CITY OF WAU.
CHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE DE-
PARTMENT, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Kenneth B.
Evers, Petitioner's Attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before Nov-
ember 30, 2007, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
DATED on October 31, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
11:8-15c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-000424
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-R6 UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF JULY 1, 2005,
WITHOUT RECOURSE.


Plaintiff,


VIRGINIA GUAJARDO, et al.
(Defendants) /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure or Order dated
November 1,2007, entered in Civil
Case Number 25-2007-CA-
000424, in the Circuit Court of
HARDEE County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R6
UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF JULY 1, 2005, WITHOUT
RECOURSE is the Plaintiff, and
VIRGINIA GUAJARDO, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the
property situated in HARDEE
County, Florida, described as:

Begin at the SW corner of SE
1/4 of Section 10, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, run
thence North
1774.35 FT; thence East
420.00 FT to Point of
Beginning, thence continue
East 210.00 FT; thence South
145 FT, more or less, to
Southerly Bank of Small
Branch; thence Westerly
along Southerly Bank of
above said Branch 215 FT,
more or less, to a point 157
FT, more or less, South of
Point of Beginning; thence
North 157 FT, more or less to
Point of Beginning, all lying
and being In the SE 1/4 of
Section 10, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida, less
road Right-of-Way on North
side thereof

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 W. Main
Street, Wauchula, FL, at 11:00
a.m. on the 21 day of November,
2007. 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.

Dated November 2, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
"In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons in need of a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding shall, within
seven (7) days prior to any pro-
ceeding, contact the Administra-
tive Office of the Court, Hardee
County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873, telephone 863-773-
4174, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-
800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service".


rie gives twice who
promptly.
-Publilius


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA-149
BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWABS, INC. ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES.
SERIES 2006-13,


Plaintiff,


WILLIAM R. GOSS, et al.
(Defendants) /

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
October 31, 2007 and entered in
Case No. 25-2007-CA-149 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein BANK OF
NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13,
is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM R.
GOSS; TENANT #1 N/K/A JANE
DOE, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE
DOE #2 are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 21 day of
November, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgement:

LOT 18 OF BLOCK 1, OF
RELYEA SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 45, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/A 304 Turner Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873

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

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on October 31,
2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
11:8-15c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 252007CP000112
IN RE: ESTATE OF

MINNIE ALBRITTON,
a/k/a MINNIE LOUISE
ALBRITTON,
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MINNIE ALBRITTON, a/k/a
MINNIE LOUISE ALBRITTON,
deceased, File Number
252007CP0000112, Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The name and
address of the Personal Rep-
resentatives and the Personal
Representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with
the court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is November 8, 2007.

Personal Representatives:
ARTHUR LAVUGHN ALBRITTON
Post Office Box 1454
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
(863) 735-1201

LEXTON H. ALBRITTON JR.
4602 U.S. Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
(863) 735-1006

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Telephone: (863) 773-5600
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urable and tremendous
energy, the atomic energy
of the spirit.
-Eleanor B. Stock


11:8-15c Success has nothing to do
with what you gain in life or
gives accomplish for yourself.
It's what you do for others.
Syrus -Danny Thomas


Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


CREWS GROCERY
First of all this week, I would like to thank the citizens of
Hardee County who have responded to my requests in this column
for your precious donations to Cracker Trail Museum. I have
received numerous telephone calls and visits concerning items that
many have decided to donate or pictures they have loaned the
museum for scanning purposes over the past several weeks. While
you may think that your piece of memorabilia may not be very
important, I can assure you that the museum is interested in any-
thing that you may wish to part with, particularly if it pertains to
Hardee County.
A couple of weeks ago, a picture of Wendell Turner appeared
in my column,.holding a gun which I referred to as a shotgun. My
apologies go out to Wendell as it is actually an 1884 Springfield
Carbine Rifle that belonged to his father, Aden Turner, the first
marshal of Wauchula. I'm sure that many of those readers who
knew the difference between a shotgun and a rifle immediately
realized the discrepancy. So, apologies go out to those readers and
especially to Wendell.
One of the recent acquisitions.to.Cracker Trail Museum con-
sists of several photographs of Crews Grocery Store, which held a


CW I ROCE Y


November 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate A

customer. If the customer purchased groceries or produce, he
would pay separately at the front of the store and his purchases
were placed in the traditional brown paper bag used by all of the
other grocery stores at the time.
Back then, for those of us who remember, sawdust covered the
floor in meat departments. The butcher block held a prominent
place, and as the block aged-it would lose its perfectly flat top sur-
face due to the scraping in order to clean it after various cuttings.
Adlai could be seen entering the cooler, and within a few minutes
he would exit carrying a front quarter or hind quarter of beef,
which he promptly lifted high enough to have it catch on the hook
that would hold it for him to break.it down.
Also, in those early years, Adlai purchased his own cattle and
when the time was right, he killed and butchered the beef that was
sold in the store.
Main Street was a busy place back in the '40s, '50s and '60s.
There was not much parking, but for those businesses facing Main
Street, many customers parked around the back of the particular
store. Over the door behind Crews Grocery was a wooden sign
with the name of the business, so those customers would be able to
detect which door was for that establishment. They could enter in
through that door after they parked the car, purchase groceries or
meats and exit the same way.
There were two doors at the entrance of the store from Main
Street. Adlai kept the key for the right-hand door and Reeves kept
the key for the left-hand door. Either door allowed the customer
access into the entire store, but it was just out of habit every day
that Adlai and Reeves unlocked his particular door.
Robert Crews has a special place in his heart for these times
when he helped his dad in the meat department. At one time, Adlai
was hospitalized and it was up to Robert to carry on the business at
the store. He received much assistance from retired meat cutters in
Hardee County, and also help with ordering from the meat distrib-
utors.:
Cracker Trail Museum thanks Robert for supplying the pic-
tures of Crews Grocery, and he has indicated that he will be search-
ing for more items that will be of interest to the folks of Hardee
County.
All of us enjoy going back. down memory lane, and what bet-
ter place to view those historical items than here at our county
museum. Please consider allowing us to add your family-heritage
items to Cracker Trail Museum so all of Hardee County will be
able to enjoy them.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Crews Grocery at 113 W. Main St. in Wauchula, with
its two entrance doors.

prominent-position at 113 W. Main St. for a great many years. The
building still remains and La Floresita Western Wear takes up res-
idence there.
Crews Grocery was run by Adlai Crews and his brother,
Reeves Crews. It was a unique business in that Adlai ran the meat
department at the back of the store and Reeves ran the grocery
department at the front of the store. A separate cash register was
positioned on the meat case and meat purchases were paid for at
that location, with the meat products placed in a colored bag for the


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


m Butcher Adlai Crews in the parking area behind the store.


toA .

44


There is no fear in love, but full grown love turns fear
out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear
brings with it the thought of punishment, and so he who
is afraid has not reached the fidl maturity of love.
I John 4:18

This has always been a powerful Scripture for me through the
years. I have struggled with love of God and His love for me, the
same as anyone else has. I am not sure if we ever totally have such
confidence in God and His love for us.
It seems if we live in fear or have fears, we don't really know
. God's love for us. Fear is the opposite of faith. We need to look at
what fears we have and find Scriptures to stand on for that situation
until our faith takes hold.
If we say we love God and hate our fellow Christian, we need
not look for our prayers to be answered, either. Our fears and unbe-
lief certainly keep us from having peace about our prayers being
answered.
We please God by our faith, not by our fears, so a Golden
Nugget would be to please God.


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

CASE NO.: 252007CA000104
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1997 CHEVROLET TRUCK'
VIN NO.: 2GCEC19M7V1210776
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHANNON ALLEN GENTRY
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

1997 CHEVROLET TRUCK
VIN NO.:2GCEC19M7V1210776

Has been filed against you by the
Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Nov.30, 2007 and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's .Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Petition.

DATED on October 31, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
11:8,15c


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

Case No.: 252007CA000561
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1997 DODGE VAN
VIN NO.: 1B4GP54ROVB384533
AND $549.00 U.S. CURRENCY


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROSA GONZALEZ AND
BRANDELIS GUERRERO A/K/A
BRANDELIS FATEIRA, AND ALL
CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN OR
TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED
BELOW.

YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

1997 DODGE VAN
VIN NO.:1B4GP54ROVB384533
AND $549.00 U.S. CURRENCY

Has been filed against you by the
Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Dec. 14, 2007 and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Petition.

DATED on November 8, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
11:15,22c


Pioneer Creek RV News,
By-Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet -


Welcome, everyone, for the
season 2007-08. Our first week
of activities has started with
chapel service of 45 in atten-
dance. Our song service was led
by Joe Boyer. Great to have a
volunteer to help until our regu-
lar song director, Bob Conkle,
arrives.
The Rev. Jim Williams spoke
about love, faith and hope, with

love being heavy on his heart
and mind, as he received many
cards from our Pioneer Creek
family after, his back surgery in
September. He felt the love
pour out during his recovery,
never realizing how he had
impacted all of our lives
through chapel service. We also
shared in Communion.

COFFEE HOUR
We had 110 in attendance; a
big welcome to everyone! .Our
new managers, Mitch and Pam,
introduced themselves and
mentioned all the summer work
they had done to get ready for
the season. The computer room
will be up and running by Jan-
uary. A fountain will be adding
some beauty. to our entrance
along with the flowers they
have planted. They also said
they will be supplying everyone
with park rules very soon, in
case you hadn't received them.
If anyone has any questions
about anything please go to the
office and ask them. They are
never too busy to accommodate
those questions.


;Bingo will not start until Fri-
day unless we have nickel
bingo, look for the signs around
the park so you will know if we
do have nickel bingo. Anyone
who would like to be the chair-
man of the chapel, please see
Bob Bellis at H-35. We also are
in need of a chairman for pan-
cake breakfasts, please see-
Wanda at F-31.
Anyone planning on going
on the cruise in January, next
Monday morning there will be a
short meeting to ask questions
or to be informed, after coffee
hour.
Coming events will be the
welcome-back picnic Saturday,
the pancake breakfast and the
welcome-back dance Nov. 24,
Dec. lis the craft sale. Get your
crafts together andmake this a
successful and eventful day.
There were 30 coupons given
away and Irene Luney won
50/50, congrats to all the win-
ners.

HALLOWEEN
On Oct. 31 we had four
women, one dressed up as Little -
Red Riding Hood, one with a
ghost mask and two others with
masks, who treated everyone in
the park with a bag of treats.
Fun was had by the givers, and
the receivers seemed to enjoy
that knock on the door. Those
who shared their golf carts for
this great event sure did make it
better for those four women to
get around to all 80 units.


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NOTICE

The Hardee County School Board will meet as per
Florida Statute 1001.371 on Tuesday, November 20,
2007, for the purpose of School Board Reorganiza-
tion. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the
School Board Meeting Room located at 200 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula,, Florida. Immediately fol-
lowing reorganization, the Board Will convene in a
special session.






A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007
NEW BUSINESSES!


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Hungry Hardee Countians anxiously await the opening of the new Dunkin' Donuts store
in Wauchula (above), imagining steamy hot cups of rich coffee and sticky sweet dough-
nut treats of near every variety. Construction, begun in late June, is nearing comple-
tion. The store is owned by KMS II in Sarasota, and D.E. Murphy Constructors Inc. is
building it. It sits at 1042 S. Sixth Ave., in Wauchula Plaza and at the corner of U.S. 17
and Stenstrom Road. Another addition to the Wauchula business community will be the
CVS Pharmacy on Bay Street between the north- and southbound lanes of U.S. 17. The
site (below) once held the landmark Cannon Building Supply. The sale of the property
has been completed, for nearly $1 million, and a Notice of Commencement has been
filed for construction purposes. Owner is GH&G Wauchula, of Holmes Beach, and
builder is GLR Inc. The store's address will be 301 S. Sixth Ave.


BABY TEETH


COURTESY PHOTO
A dental hygienist from the Hardee County Health/Dental Department recently visited
the Fred Dennis Child Development Center in Wauchula and the Bowling Green Child
Development Center to teach the little ones how to care for their teeth. Helping with
the fun lessons was the Tooth Fairy. Children were taught how to brush, how often and
how to choose healthy foods. Later, each child visited the Health Department for den-
tal care, coming out with big white shiny smiles!


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Hardee County Youth
Cheerleading Fundraiser
for regional competition


Friday, Nov. 16
5:30 pm



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2006 FORD
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$8,995
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2005 FORD RANGER.
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2005 KIA RIO
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$135 per month, 0 down

2005 FORD ESCAPE
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$15,950
$269 per month, 0 down


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PAGE ONE


Hardee Offense Gets Going; Playoffs Begin Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It may have taken three quar-
ters, but the Hardee Wildcats
got their first scores in three
games.
The 'Cats fell 26-13 to the
Ridge Community Bolts last
week, but found an offense, just
in time for the Class 3A play-
offs which begin tomorrow
(Friday). As District 12 runner-
up, Hardee will travel to
Sarasota to take on the District
11 winner, Sarasota Booker.
The Tornadoes, with a 9-1
record are ranked fifth in the
latest 3-A poll. Their only loss
this season (14-6) was to
Manatee High. They ran up the
score 55-0 on first-year
Riverview Spoto, and dropped
Palmetto into the district run-
ner-off spot with a 24-10 win.


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


HARDEE

DeSOTO


Palmetto will play Friday at
District 11 winner DeSoto. The
winners of the Booker-Hardee
and DeSoto-Palmetto games
will clash on Nov. 23 in the
regional semifinals.
Booker has moved several
players up from the JV level. Its
'55-man cast includes 12
seniors, 17 juniors, 10 sophs
and 16 freshmen. Junior quar-
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probably head the offensive
effort.
Against Ridge last week,
Hardee had some successes,
although three fumbles and an
interception negated some of it.
Senior standout Jimmy Cimeus
has been lost for the season as
has junior linebacker Lance
Mason. The 'Cats had to "make
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with freshman Jarrius Lindsey
and the running of sophomore
quarterback Ezayi Youyoute on
the option play.
Defensively, junior David
Newcomb recovered a pair of
fumbles and picked up 29 yards
on the effort. He also had a
dozen tackles and assists.
Senior Gerardo Villegas caused
a fumble. Soph Antjuan Jones
added eight tackles.
The game began with the
Ridge Bolts electing to receive
the football and starting at their
own 26. Junior back Kwamane
Brown got the nod and gained
five yards, nullified by an off-
sides penalty. A fumble on the
next play from scrimmage gave
the ball briefly to Hardee. A
fumble on the pitch-out gave it
back to Ridge.
Bolt junior quarterback Chris
Flowers connected with talent-
ed junior running back Michael
James for a 12-yard gain. On
the next play, James sloughed
off Wildcat tackles and went 78
yards to score. The PAT kick
was wide.
In its next series, Hardee got
first downs on runs by
Youoyoute and Gandy but came
up just short on a fourth down
run and Ridge took over on
downs at its 24.
After shorter gains for a cou-
ple of first downs, Ridge senior
back Vincent Williams, who
may sign with FSU, went over
left tackle for a 51-yard scoring
jaunt. A PAT pass was dropped.
Ridge led 12-0.
The Bolts scored once more
in the first half, when Flowers
tossed to a wide open senior
receiver Davivorn Dowe for a
32-yard tally. Williams ran in
the two-point conversion to
make it 20-0 at halftime.
Hardee began to make
progress late in the second
quarter, with a 13-play drive
which stalled at the Ridge 42. A
good defensive stand kept the
Bolts out of the end zone, the
key stop by Postene Louisjeune
on a fourth-down run. Hardee
took over and ran out the clock.
In the second' half, Hardee
had first crack at the ball, but


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was stymied by an interception.
On its second series, Ridge
went 77 yards to score, helped
by a fumble on the punt at the
Hardee 46. James took the
handoff and went 46 yards to
score. The James PAT run came
up short. Ridge had a 26-0
advantage with 6:41 left in the
third quarter.
Lady Momentum shifted
sides for the balance of the
game. Hardee started at its 20-
yard line and took the balance
of the quarter and seconds into
the fourth period on a 16-play
drive which included completed
passes to Louisjeune, Jones and
Kelsheem White, and good runs
by Gandy, Jones and Lindsey.
Youyoute went around right end
for the four-yard score as the
fourth quarter started. The kick
went wide, but Hardee was on
the board.
On the next Ridge series,
Hardee forced a fumble and


Jones fell on it at the Bolt 27.
Just as quickly a missed
pitchout gave the ball back to
Ridge, which had only three
plays before punting. Hardee
shortly punted the ball back.
As the teams went back and
forth, Hardee was running out
of time. Gandy gained 19 yards
and Youyoute zigged-zagged 50
yards to gain 16 and get within
scoring distance. Quarterback
Conner Davis handed, off to
Gandy who went up the middle


for the 7-yard score with 15
ticks of the clock. Jose
Casteneda's PAT kick was
good.
Hardee attempted an onside
kick, but Ridge recovered it and
ran out the clock.
Gandy finished with 19 car-
ries for 115 yards, while
Lindsey had eight for 35 yards
and Youyoute 15 for 75 yards.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


Directions To Game
Take SR 64 West toward Bradenton. Turn on 1-75 South
and go about 7 miles. Take the University Parkway Exit
(#2313) toward Sarasota. Turn toward the airport and
go about 5 miles. Take a left (south) on U.S. 301 and go
about 1.5 miles. Turn Right on Myrtle, then left on North
Orange Ave., School is at 3201 N. Orange Ave. Travel
time is about 75 minutes.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
With just 15 seconds left in the game, senior back Jayquan Gandy (4) breaks through
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Chapman, George Wadsworth Jr., Ann Hall and Jay Bryan. Farm-City Week is a time to
recognize agricultural contributions in Hardee County and the strong partnership that
exists between rural producers and urban consumers. Agriculture is an important part
of the local and state economy. As the second largest industry in the state, agriculture
creates jobs and provides billions of dollars to the economy.


Agriculture is vital to local economy
During this year's Farm-City Week, Hardee County Farm
Bureau is pleased to recognize all of our members.
Agriculture remains important in Hardee County where
there arc 1,!42 farms on 346,191 acres. Total value of live-
stock and crops sold from Hardee County was $166 million
:RM.-CITY in 2002 according to the USDA's statistics.
Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation.
Instead, the interdependence of the two creates jobs, products, markets and
relationships that make our economy and nation strong. Join with us in rec-
ognizing Hardee County agricultural producers and allied industries and the
contributions they make to the economy.

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COURTESY PHOTO
Trenton Cantu, 16, son of Larry and Janet Cantu, shot this
11-point, 130-pound buck Saturday, the opening day of
general gun season. He got his prize buck east of
Wauchula. Trenton is a student at Hardee High School,
and his favorite hobby is hunting.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


IS HELL HOPE?
"I can only hope there are different levels of heli," Steve said.
"I've been messing up big time."
"What are you talking about?" I asked.
He quoted a destruction-of-evil Bible verse from Proverbs.
Steve listens to Proverbs on tape every morning; he was sure he
was heading to Hell.
Steve has messed up a lot in his life, probably more than most
people. But he has a good heart. Just 20 minutes before he con-
demned himself to Hell, he had given me $10 so I could pass it on
to someone in need. He does this regularly.
Steve attends our weekly get-together to talk about God.
Faithfully. He brings his Bible, knows it fairly well, and offers solid
spiritual comments.
Steve's a good guy.
"Steve, listen to me," I said. "Proverbs isn't the Gospel." Yes,
the book of Proverbs offers enlightening biblical wisdom. Yet, it is
not Steve's ultimate stopper for his feared-for destination.
Skewed thinking led Steve to a mathematical formula: Steve's
mess ups minus Steve's good stuff equals Hell's least painful level.
Not the Gospel. Not the Good News of Jesus.
Jesus revealed the basic Gospel when He said, "For God so
loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
We talked about it. Conclusion: Steve is already a Jesus-
believing, sin-repenting, Heaven-bound soul. Yes, he's got to work
on some things in his life. So do I. Isn't that the walking with Jesus
way?
After Jesus explained the Gospel, He continued: "For God did
not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the
world through Him might he saved."
Now, Steve, that's reahope.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
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write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
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By Courtney Parks
Students at Hardee Junior Hig;. 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.
JACKIE'S WILD SEATTLE
By Will Hobbs
Catching wild animals from off of the streets is exciting. If you
love animals, then you will enjoy this book very much.
When two children from New York City have to go to stay
with their uncle in Seattle for the summer they don't know what to
expect. Once they get there, Cody and Shannon are surprised to see
that their uncle is quite different from when they met him years
ago. He now works as a volunteer at "Jackie's Wild Seattle," a
place for people to help all of the rescued animals that are there in
need of help.
There is a strange boy who is there at the shelter. Who is he?
When Shannon and Cody's uncle gets hurt they find out why he
looks so different now.
Do you want to know why? Then you will have to read the
book for yourself.,



_1FFort Green News
By Amy- Davis Brown
781-1321
S ,ftgreen4@gmail.comn


A long-standing fixture in our
church passed away Friday
morning. Dale Albritton was a
vital part of our church and
community. Most Sunday
mornings he could be found sit-
ting with his family on the last
pew on the left side of the
church with blue notebook in
hand.
He understood the true mean-
ing of the word "encourage-
ment," and lived it out to the
fullest every day. Dale never
forgot, period. Your special
days were special to him, too,
and he helped commemorate
them with a homemade card.
If he knew your phone number
you could expect a call from
him, too, especially if he had
not seen you in church recently.
He was special to all who knew
him.
Dale was 53, far older than
the doctors ever expected him
to live. He leaves behind two
sisters, Pat Albritton and Jean
Sadler; one niece, Amy Duke; a
great-niece, Abby Duke; and
numerous other friends and
family members, including a
large church family who loved
him dearly.
I don't have the words to ade-
quately express how thankful I
am for every single person who
helped makedbur fallfestival a
tremendous success. It was fab-
ulous! Everyone worked so
hard. I couldn't begin to name
all who helped because I would
run out of room.
We had a hay ride, games,
face painting, prizes, candy, a
live band, a cake walk and so
much more. A large crowd
came out to enjoy the day. You
can see their pictures in next
week's edition of the paper.
Congratulations to the win-
ners of the chili cook-off! John
Keene was the winner of the


mild and Chris Reid took the
hot. Thanks to the judges for
tasting that many pots of chili.
Some were so hot that the
judges literally had sweat beads
popping out on their foreheads.
What a task!
Revival services concluded
last Wednesday with Randy and
Mary Perry. It was a blessing
and awesome to see God at
work. Several were saved and
lives were changed.
The church is in hopes the
Perrys can return sometime in
2008.
Hunting season has officially
begun. Johnmark and Aaron hit
the woods Friday evening and
camped overnight. Saturday
morning they went in search of
their prey. They saw a huge
buck but could not get a shot at
it, or so the story goes. Any-
way, deer fever has arrived at
my house.
All children interested in
being a part of the Christmas
program are encouraged to at-
tend practice sessions on Mon-'
days at 4 p.m. in the choir room
of Fort Green Baptist. This is
for those in kindergarten
through seventh grade. Please
contact Carol Brown if you
have any questions.
Just a reminder: midweek
services have been moved from
Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Tues-
day, Nov. ,20, due to the
Thanksgiving holiday.
You know fall has arrived in
Fort Green when you see Bim
Davis out in the garden. So far
his harvest has yielded mustard
greens, squash and pole beans.
We told him we like the
arrangement we've got going.
He grows it and we eat it!


November 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3B

Gutierrez, Leon Lead

Hardee Runners


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One Lady Wildcat joined
seven 'Cats in their journey to
the regional cross country meet
last weekend.
Junior captain Edith Leon
had run her season's best in
placing 10th in the district meet
the previous week. She bettered
that on Friday to place 21st
overall in a time of 21:58.61 in
the Class 2A Region 3 meet at
Estero on Friday.
It was about two minutes off
the winning pace of 19:40.43 of
Joanne Pierre of Immokalee.
Senior Gilberto Gutierrez
also continued to lower his
times, running a personal best
to place 12th overall in the dis-
trict meet at Lake Park in
Tampa on Nov. 2. He, too, low-
ered his time for the regional
meet, coming in 14th at
17:33.40, one second ahead of
Chris Butler of Fort Myers
Bishop Verot and not that far off
the winning time of 16:27:43
set by Conrad Revord of Tampa
Jesuit.
Hardee boys also had good
performances from senior Pete
Solils, Jean Frenot, Luis Reyes,
Murad Ottallah, Juan Rodri-
guez and Michael Torres. They
are all seniors except sopho-
more Ottallah.
Competition was keen in both
races, with sometimes a hun-
dredth of a second separating
the 95 runners. Solis came in at
18:43.32, Frenot at 19:53.35,
Reyes at 20:35.74, Ottallah at
21:20.73, Rodriguez at
22:24.73 and Torres at
23.24.35.
The Hardee boys placed 12th


as a team, ahead of Bartow and
South Fort Myers, but behind
Frostproof, LaBelle, Clearwater
Central Catholic, Fort Myers
Riverdale, Tampa Robinson,
Lemon Bay, Estero, Bishop
Verot, Immokalee, Jesuit and
the team winner Naples; Clew-
iston and Sebring did not have
team scores.
The girls competition had
only 12 full teams, with Hardee
and Bishop Verot not eligible
for a team score, which takes a
minimum of five runners.
Naples also won the girls
competition, followed by
Immokalee, Tampa Holy
Names Academy, Estero,
Tampa Catholic, Lemon Bay,
Bartow, Clewiston, Clearwater
Central, Cardinal Mooney,
Sebring and Robinson.
The state finals are at Dade
City on Nov. 17, with the boys
2A race set for 10:20.
Coach Don Trew will have
quite a few returnees expected
back for the Hardee girls next
season. Behind Leon are junior
Nancy Conejo, sophs Briana
Aguila, Guadalupe Flores,
Alma Alvarez, Laura Galvan,
Lindy Rossman and freshmen
Hannah Jacobs and Myliekia
Stevenson, along with seventh
grader Ana Saldivar who made
great strides this year.
Hardee boys will lose
Gutierrez, Solis, Rodriguez,
Reyes, Frenot and Torres to
graduation, but will have a
small, but good crop, led by
Ottallah returning. Junior James
Carrol had a good year as did
eighth grader Antonio Galvan
and sixth grader Brandon
Beatty.


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Hardee Officials Take Mosaic Mining, ReclamationTour


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
This mined land has been an orange grove since 1995 and has valencia oranges on
single rootstock on about 50 acres, located west of Bowling Green. The grove is a
joint project between Mosaic and the Hardee High School Future Farmers of America.
From left are Tom Myers, assistant vice president, mining; Bobby Ray Smith, Hardee
county commissioner; Nick Stasko, county planning and development director;
Gordon Norris, Hardee county commissioner; and Diana Youmans, public relations,
Mosaic.


Mosaic reclamation supervisor Rosemarie Garcia describes this 124-acre marsh south
of Hwy. 62 and west of Horse Creek. The area was mined from 1997 to 2001 and was
reclaimed into a marsh in 2007.


This Mosaic dragline has been recently assembled in
northwestern Hardee County near the Manatee County
line.


This photo shows cogon grass and Brazilian pepper, two
unwanted exotic species of plant growth.


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


It is good to be back at Crys-
tal Lake Village for another sea-
son. Every day a few more resi-
dents arrive for the winter sea-
son. We hope everyone is ready
to get out there and volunteer or
participate in all the various
activities.
It is also good to see Dick
Barker, Lowell Gordon, Max
Hollingsworth, Bob Jones,
Becky Levasseur and Annie
Wilkison out doing things after
their recent illnesses or surg-
eries. If you have a moment,
stop by and see Annie, as she
needs some cheering up.
Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in November. Extra special
birthday wishes to Garold Dice,
who I believe turned 90 on Nov.
1. Our thoughts and prayers go
out to Dee Harris on the death
of her husband, Rudy, who
passed away Nov. 5
DANCES
The first dance of the season
is Saturday, with Doin It Rite.
There will be no more dances
until New Year's Eve, so come
out Saturday for a Welcome
Back Party.
BINGO
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was split between Earl Folnsbee
and Don Smith. On Nov. 5,
Wayne Willis won.

ACTIVITIES
The first yard sale will be
Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
Everyone is welcome. The first
craft class was Nov. 12. Please
come out each Monday for a
brief meeting and to find out
what crafts are scheduled.
Cards, golf, exercise classes,
pool aerobics and line dancing
are all in full swing now.
Shirley and Bill Johnson are
again in charge of the Thanks-
giving Day Dinner. Please help
them out by volunteering your
services that day.
The three winners for the first
day of shuffling on Nov. 6 were
Marilyn Funkhouse, Gloria
Hamilton, Keith Stephens and
Wayne Willis.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Nov. 7 were
Nancy and Dewey Morrison.
Don Ahearn led the U.S.
Pledge, Ellen Gilson led the
Canadian Pledge and Bob Jones
led the prayer. The 50/50 win-
ners were Mert Wolf, Millie and
Lee Kocher and Elaine and
Fred Leverone.


A FISHY ADDICTION
When Hurricane Frances hit Central Florida in September of
2004, we had already been through Charley and were not the
slightest bit inclined to live through another storm, especially one
the size of Frances. Her image on radar was terrifying: She was
twice the size of Charley and barreling down on the East Coast of
Florida with savage intensity.
We fled to the West Coast to Sarasota and the empty
rental house of a friend, Brian Wallace, where we waited the storm
out. It was while we were refugees in the empty rental house that I
discovered smoked mullet.
The Wallace family Gary and his wife, Cindy, and Tim and
Kathy and their son, Brian basically adopted our family and
helped us through the 2004 hurricane season when we were hit by
three storms, one every other weekend for six weeks. Gary helped
us rebuild after Charley, and Cindy fed us while we were hiding out
from Frances.
When she came in the door of the little rental house bearing a
tray laden with smoked mullets, it was all I could do not to fall to
my knees and hug her ankles. I ate until I thought I'd pop, and I
have never forgotten the satisfaction this treat provided for my
starved taste buds.
Needless to say, when I discovered that there was a little
mobile smoked fish shack parked down by the marina near the
house the girls and I now live in, I inspected it thoroughly, looking
for hours of operation and a price list.
Much to my dismay, the little fish shack sat still and cold for
two months. I began to think that it had gone out of operation and
bemoaned that fact that it sat there, day after day, smokeless ..
teasing me.
Then one fine afternoon I came home and found that the shack
had been moved and there was a tantalizing aroma of smoked fish
in the air.
I wasted no time scurrying over there, only to find that the


shack was closed. I was too late. The mullet had been smoked, pur-
chased and savored, and I had missed the whole thing..
A neighbor came out of his house as I stood there clutching
money and my face a droopy mask of disappointment.
"He's done gone," he confirmed, and I let fly a mild curse
word.
"When will he be back?"
"I dunno, maybe Thursday, maybe Friday."
I stared at this man, aghast. It was clear he was not aware that
he was dealing with a bone-pickin' finger-lickin' smoked-mullet
junkie.
"I, uh . I have an extra one in the house. I'll sell it to ya, if
ya really want it," he offered.
If I really want it?
"How much?"
I didn't really care how much. I merely needed to know how
many bills to hand him.
I carried the smoked mullet into the house, my mouth already
watering in anticipation.
"What's that?" my daughter, Jillian, inquired.
"Nothing ... it's nothing."
Frog, the mutt, was not fooled; he wound around my feet,
whining.
"Ewww!" Jillian remarked when she saw the butterflied fish,
and my heart soared. I would not be sharing this treat! It was mine
and mine alone.
All thoughts of savoring the mullet dissipated as I Hoovered
the fish in 10 minutes flat and then, like any junkie, began won-
dering when and where I would get my next fix.
The answer to that question came when a week or so later,
Jillian called me to let me know that the fish shack was open for
operation.
Now that the mullet seemed to be available on a regular basis,
I introduced Jillian to the joys of scraping the flaky fish out of its
crispy skin and savoring the smoky flavor. I created another junkie.
Smoked mullet is a delicacy not to be missed. If ever you are
in a position to try it, I heartily recommend that you do. If, howev-
er, you find yourself hopelessly addicted, don't blame me, as you
have been duly warned.


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







6B The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


County Judge Speaks At



Veterans Day Service


The following was presented in honor of military veterans during
the Veterans Day service at the American Legion Hall in Wauchula
on Monday morning:
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
These immortal words by LTC McRae capture the grief and
despair of WWI battles. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the
11th month those guns fell silent. It was a time of rejoicing as bells
tolled for hours in many nations. In memory of this moment and
the sacrifices that lead up to it President Wilson in 1919 declared
Nov. 11, Armistice Day. This day was always significant to me..
My grandfather proudly hung his woolen 45-star flag and would
recall his joy at being allowed to leave France and return to his
family in southern Illinois and their ample farm table.
Although it was a day of remembrance a special time to
honor those who had died, those who had been wounded and to
remember the countless sacrifices it was also a time of hope. As
they looked back on the past, they must also look and move for-
ward to the future. President Wilson was expounding his 14 points,
and the conclusion of the war to end all wars opened the possibili-
ties of the League of Nations. The United States of America was
the pivotal force that weighed the balance of power in WWI. Our
nation finally had the depth of resources and the resulting power to
match our breadth of ideals.
We should remember that our nation has from its infancy stood
on principle. The Barbary pirates had long plagued the
Mediterranean Sea, and the great European powers found it simply
more expedient to buy protection. We were only 25 years old, yet
our upstart mongrel nation would have no part of such a scheme.
We sent ships and soldiers to protect and insure the freedom of the
seas. We thought that the right of sailors aboard ships to be free of
impressment was important enough to fight England again inl812.
In 1823 our President declared the Monroe Doctrine. Our
small nation declared that we would oppose any European inter-
ference to control or oppress existing nations, and colonies would
not be established or expanded in the entire Western Hemisphere.
The crowned heads and leaders of Europe must have thought we
were delusional.
Unfortunately the optimism of Nov. 11, 1918, became the prey
of fascism. Once again we sent Patton, Doolittle, and some of you
guys back to Europe. The efforts of our Armed Forces and our
nation once again proved triumphant.
As we look back at where we have been, we must consider
where we are. Naysayers might say that nothing has changed -
that America has not made a difference.
I submit that a great deal has changed and America has made
a huge difference. From Mexico south through Central America to
the straits of Magellan, people live under their own elected leaders.
The entire continent of Europe has more freedoms and for the first
time in history is almost entirely democratic. Over 1 billion people
in India bask in freedom.
I do not wish to minimize the creeping evil in the Middle East
or the desperate plight of Africa. However, there are more free
nations and free people today than at any time in our world's his-
tory. This was only made possible by the grace of God and the will-
ingness of thi-, nation to demand and fight for freedom around the
%w world. These freedoms were only obtained and will only be main-
tained by constant vigilance.
As we gather here today the United States has troops serving


in 120 countries. We have ships on and under every ocean. We all
know someone in harm's way in Afghanistan or Iraq. We have
proven ourselves ready, willing and able to support freedom in
every conceivable venue.
This democratic world and military presence and deterrent
were only achieved at great cost. It occurred because from the
founding of our country, this nation would rise to confront oppres-
sion. When the call went out, the people we riow call veterans
responded. They put on a uniform, left their families and went and
did their duty.
The official doctrine of the U.S. Army is that Veterans Day
honors all who served regardless of which service's uniform they
wore whether they served in peacetime or war whether on
full-time active duty or as a member of the National Guard or
reserves. Therefore we gather today because we not only recognize
and appreciate the sacrifice, but we also realize the significance
and results of their efforts.
WWI ended 89 years ago. I don't believe anyone in the room
was then alive. Hiroshima was 62 years ago. Even the fall of
Saigon was 32 years ago. Many of us know of the wartime events
because our parents and grandparents told us about them and we
studied it in school. Some here lived them. These events have
begun to fade from our collective memory. Each generation must
pass along its values and memories.
The concept is not new. The epitaph for the 300 who fell at
Thermoplae reads:
Go tell the Spartans,
Passerby,
That here, obedient to their laws,
we lie.
The Bible says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and
when he is old he will not depart from it."
As Ronald Reagan said, "Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children
in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on
for them to do the same."
Therefore I urge each of you to tell your children and grand-
children of your experiences. They need not be battle stories. I
know how reluctant you are to tell those. But all information is im-
portant. Stories about meatless days, flourless days, ration cou-
pons, no new cars are all different and significant in their own way.
.We should also remind younger listeners that the economic
miracle of South Korea was only made possible by the thousands
of U.S. deaths. Even the horror of Vietnam helped avoid a more
widespread war. It is heartwarming to notice that we have learned
from our past and those who question the situation in Iraq, do not
question the motives or dedication of our troops.
Additional I want you to tell people what we were fighting for
and why you were willing to go and give it your all. Once each gen-
eration dies, specific memorial moments lose importance, fade
from memory and are replaced by more recent events.
What must survive are the principles which caused the
moments to be created and endured. Preserving those memories
has never been easier. I deeply regret not taping my grandfather's
and father's stories.
I/you/we collectively must convince these new generations
that their freedoms came only at great price and if we as a nation
are not willing to support our military, personally don uniform and
serve, the freedoms for them and the whole world will disappear.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
VFW Commander Mack Bryan listens to Adjutant John W.
Burton read first half of Hardee County's war dead.


Veterans Service Officer Larry Pelton reads second half
of Hardee war deaths while County Judge Jeff McKibben
listens. McKibben served in the Army National Guard for
10 years, while his grandfather R.W. McKibben fought in
France for the U.S. Army in World War I and his father Joe
McKibben flew bombers late in World War II for the Army
Air Corps.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.-..
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Vice Commander Carl Saunders and Chaplain John
Maddox stand by wreath in front of Hardee County war
memorial.


S /il 'I expect to pass through
life but once. If, therefore,
there be any kindness I
Bethel McDaniel stands with husband Audie McDaniel, a can show, or any good
World War II veteran with the Coast Guard. He will be 96 thing I can do for any fel-
on Nov. 19 and is possibly Hardee's oldest war veteran, low being, let me do it now
... as I shall not pass this
way again.


Commander Mack Bryan and Wendell Turner stand by
war memorial.


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Wendell Turner, John Maddox and Lorena Dorsey celebrated Veterans Day.


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, a few weeks ago the USF Bulls were sit-
ting at number two in the ratings waiting.for an Ohio State loss.
The Ohio State loss has finally, and thankfully come. The Bulls are
nowhere to be found however. At 7-3 with games at home against
Louisville and at Pitt, the Bulls are projected to play in
Birmingham in the Papa Johns Bowl. What toppings would you
like on that Coach Leavitt?
The Big East is not decided ye.. "Vest Virginia can take a huge
step to the championship with a win at Cincinnati this week. The 8-
2 Bearcats will put up a real catfight at home. If WVU plays like it
did against Louisville, watch out. The Mountaineers then would
have to beat UConn at home to force a three-way tie. The Big East
should have 6 of its 8 teams bowl eligible in 2007. Last year, the
Big East was 5-0 in the bowl season
The SEC is looking like LSU in the SEC West playing
Tennessee out of the SEC East, "IF" the Vols win out against Vandy
and Kentucky. The Gators could slip in if Tennessee and Georgia
falter causing a three-way tiebreaker. Regardless, with Ron Zook's
team beating Ohio State, the bowl lineup is looking like a Gators
versus Illini matchup in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. That is
all contingent on UF not winning the SEC. The Gators finish at the
Swamp against Florida Atlantic and FSU. 10 SEC teams are
already bowl eligible including Mississippi State. Mu~t admit it is
good to see Sylvester Croom and the MSU fans get a trip to a bowl.
Their patience has paid off.
UCF should be back into the CUSA Championship Game,
thanks to a strange twist from a rival. Marshall ( 2-8 ) put UCF in
the driver's seat by upsetting East Carolina who would have
clinched the CUSA East with .a win in Huntington. The Herd actu-
ally dominated ECU! Marshall had 477 total yards to ECU's 259.


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


PARENT OF A TEEN?
Anyone who has teenagers, raise your hand. Well, I guess I
should instead be saying, kneel and pray.
I love my daughters to death, but I wish I didn't have to endure
the teenage years. Guess I'm getting paid back for all the things I
did as a teenager.
We want so much for our children. We try to teach them right
from wrong, how to treat others and to avoid all the mistakes in life
that we suffered.
Of course, they act like they're not listening, but they really
are. Even though we think we don't make a difference, we do, but
only because we lead them to God and then He does the rest.
Proverbs 22:6 states, "Train a child in the way he should go, and
when he is old he will not turn from it."
Teenagers can certainly test your faith through these times and
bring you heartache when they go their own direction in life and
you know they are taking the wrong path.
You can punish them, put them on restriction and control their
every move, but eventually they will find a way to get around you
and your rules if they want to. And then they will lie and deceive
you; oh, how much that hurts.
Of course there are always exceptions to every rule, but I do
believe that every child at some point in his life hurts his parents'
feelings. I'm not sa. ing they all do it intentionally, but it will hap-
pen remember %\e are only human.
When it does happen, we look at our children and say, "How
could you do that? I didn't raise you that way, I didn't teach you to
do things like that."
I know of some parents who even have disowned their chil-
dren because of their actions. Their children have done so much to
them they can't take it anymore they ache with pain and cry
themselves to sleep because it hurts so much.
Think about this: Now you know how God feels when you do
not follow His commands and you sin against Him. Think how
many times we have made God cry or grieve because of the things
we have done. Think of Him looking down on us and saying the
same thing, "Why are you doing that? I didn't teach you to act like
that!"
The Bible tells us that God experiences emotions just as we
do: anger, sadness, grief, jealousy, joy, happiness and love.
His love for us is unconditional, and that is how we should try
to be also. He forgives us no matter what we do but don't be
mistaken, there will be consequences for our actions no matter
what sin we have committed.
Our forgiveness only comes through Jesus Christ.
I always hear people say, too, that cops' kids and preachers'
kids are the worst. If so, I have double, being a cop and a chaplain.
I have two really great daughters. Sure they have done things
wrong and, yes, they have made me angry, hurt me and grieved me.
I just hope they know or someday soon will know that like
every parent, I only want the best and to provide the best for them.
And while we are talking about it: Sorry, Mom, for all the
times I hurt you. You and Dad God rest his soul were the best
parents a kid could have.
To everyone reading this: Being a parent is hard work! God
understands that because He is one, too. He knows your heartaches
and your struggles. You are not alone, call on Him to help you
through it. ...
And to my fellow officers: Try not to let the negativity of the
world we work in every day and the cold-heartedness that we are
famous for in the law enforcement community cause us to lose our
connection with our children and, for that matter, with our families
and friends.
God bless you and all that you do.
Sgt. Barry L. Schnable of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office can be
reached via e-mail to: flachaplain@yahoo.com.

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see
them fly.
-Antonio Porchia


WEATHER WARNING SIREN TEST
The City of Wauchula is committed to protection of its
residents; therefore we have updated the City's
weather warning siren. We will be conducting a
FINAL test of the system on Wednesday, November
21st. at 12 o'clock Noon for one full minute.
Residents are encouraged to inform family and
friends of the test and to take the opportunity to
review your household severe weather plan. Due to
the recent tornados in Central Florida we encourage
each of our citizens to be aware of the danger that
these storms can cause.

If you hear the siren at any other time, and there has
not been an advance test date notification such as
this, you should assume that an actual weather
emergency is in progress and seek shelter immedi-
ately. The siren will continue to sound in 30 -second
blasts until the danger has passed. 11:15C
batuniI h agrhspse.UN0I


Houston was set to represent the CUSA West but got smashed 56-
7 by Tulsa. Now, it looks like Tulsa against UCF for the title.
Strange twist in a strange year.
The ACC race is coming to a head as the Swami predicted in
August. Clemson against Virginia Tech or the University of
Virginia.Virginia Tech has a huge game in Charlottesville while
Clemson must win at home against Boston College. Wake Forest,
FSU, Boston College and possibly Georgia Tech are all bowl
bound also.

Now for this week's Bill O' Fare...
1. West Virginia at Cincinnati Mountaineers need to focus
on the task at hand and show they are a Top 5 team with a shot at
the National Championship. Pat White has an opportunity to win
the Heisman by leading the Mountaineers to a three-win close out.
Bearcats are no pushover but the WVU defense should insure a
win. West Virginia 38, Cincy 23.
2. Pitt at Rutgers Panthers have only two Big East losses.
If they had not fumbled away the Louisville game it would be real
interesting. Ray Rice is still adding up yardage. Rutgers 35 Pitt 27.
3. Louisville at USF Bulls better be wary. Brobm has his
receivers back. U of L is still very dangerous and looking for a
bowl game at 5-5. Bulls better be glad it's at Raymond James. USF
33 Louisville 31.
4. Syracuse at UConn Huskies bounce back against hap-
less Orangemen. UConn 35 Syracuse 13.
5. Miami at Virginia Tech Canes will fall to 5-6 before fin-
ishing at Boston College. Wonder if Larry Coker is available? The
last game in the Orange Bowl was symbolic of the destruction to
come. Virginia Tech 56 Miami 7.
6. FAU at Florida Stat padding at its finest. At least fans
will get to see many faces on the field they have not seen in awhile.
Tebow shouldn't be in too long. Don't risk the injury. UF 65 FAU
13.
7. Maryland at Florida State Terps looked good against BC
as did FSU. Maryland still looking for a bowl spot but needs to win
at Tally. Will Noles be looking ahead? FSU 31 Maryland 27.
8. Kentucky at Georgia Dawgs and Cats fighting! What
better way than with bowl implications on the line. UGA at home
gets the edge but they have to hope Tennessee loses. Georgia 38
Kentucky 33.
9. Vanderbilt at Tennessee Poor Vandy just can't get that
needed sixth win for a bowl. Tennessee 34 Vandy 23.
10. LSU at Mississippi LSU just has to finish the season



PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-01
Adel H./Cynthia M. Iskander request a Rezone of 8.0MOL acres
from A-1 (Agriculture) to C-2 (General-Commercial) to develop
three to five retail home furnishing stores in the Highway Mixed Use Future
Land Use District
On or abt E si of Hwy 17 North, E of Morales Rd
S of Helen Rd 2833250000081200000
8.0MOL ac That part of S112 of N1/2 of SW1l4 of SE1/l4 E of RR R/W
S28. T33S,'R25E

08-02
Nicholson Supply Co., Inc. request a Variance to property line
setbacks in Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D in the Residential Mixed Use Future
Land Use District


Nicholson Supply Co., Inc.'
Lot05, BIk 01 Torrey Oaks Golf Course s/D
Lot 12, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 13, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D
Lot 14, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 18, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D
Lot 20, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D
Lot 21, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 27, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D

08-03


17 33 25 0815 00001 0005
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010012
$17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010013
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010014
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010018
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010020
$17. T33S R25E
1733250815000010021
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010027
S17. T33S. R25E


Hulbert Homes Inc. by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Variance to property line setbacks in Torrey Oaks Golf Course
S/D in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use District


Lot 04, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 23, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 24, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 25, Blk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID
Lot 26, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D


1733250815000010004
S17, T33S, R25E
173325081500001 0023
S17. T33S,. R25E
17 3325081500001 0024
S17. T33S,. R25E
1733 250815000010025
S17.T33, R25E
1733 250815000010026
S17. T33S. R25E


08-04
Hardee County by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Site Development Plan for the development of the Hardee Park Soccer
Complex on 7.957MOL acres of a 70MOL-acre-parcel zoned A-1 in the Town
Center Future Land Use District
On or abt E si of Rodeo Dr, S of Doyle Carlton Rd
W of Altman Rd 0834250000037600000
NEfl4 of SW114 & N314 of SE114 of SW114 S08. T34S. R25E

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-07
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan, as amended
Amending the Capital Improvements Element;
Amending the Five-Year Schedule of Capital Improvements;
providing for title; providing for severability and providing for an effective date.
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, DECEMBER 13, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 08-01, 08-02, 08-03
and for
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-07

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Developmerit Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public hearing. This Is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact-the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published In accordance with
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All Interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that Is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 11:15,22c


November 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B

without losing. Darren McFadden may have something to say
about that or the SEC East winner. This game-NO problem. LSU
51 Ole Miss 17.
11. Marshall at Houston Herd stunned East Carolina but
can they continue? This young team can finish strong with a road
win at Houston and beating UAB at home. Bernie Morris will pass
for over 3,000 this season. With 2,580 now, look for 300 against
Houston. Marshall 41 Houston 24.
12. Ohio State at Michigan -Michigan will spoil Ohio State
going to the Rose Bowl. This game could determine if Carr stays
or goes although the rumor mills have Les Miles to Michigan,
already. Michigan 35 Ohio State 28.
13. Mississippi State at Arkansas Hogs won't sit still while
the Bulldogs win on the road. MSU will get win number seven next
week. Hogs get number seven this day. Arkansas 30 Miss. State 21.
14. SMU at UCF UCF is in control of its destiny. The runi
game should control the Mustangs. UCF 48 SMU 21.
15. Boston College at Clemson Tigers roll over the over-
rated Eagles. Matt Ryan for Heisman is still making me laugh.
Clemson will put up numbers in this one. Clemson 34 BC 17.
16. Miami at Philadelphia -- Fish on the Thanksgiving
menu? Philly 31 Miami 17.
17. New England at Buffalo Pats are unstoppable. NE 45
Buffalo 21.
18. San Diego at Jacksonville Jags win at home. Jax 33
San Diego 24.
19. Tampa at Atlanta Bucs win on the road. Tampa 24
Atlanta 17.
20. Kansas City at Indianapolis Peyton's Place Chief,
sorry. Indv 37 KC 25.



PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, DECEMBER 13, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter

412 West Orange St
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests
to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board and authorizing
the transmittal of Ordinances Nos. 2008-01, 2008-02, 2008-03 and 2008-04 to
State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs
Agenda No.
07-56 Ordinance No. 2008-01
Shadowlawn LLC by and through the Authorized Representative requests
a Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to create the Rural
Village Future Land Use Category in Hardee County

07-57 Ordinance No. 2008-02
E.L. Davis, Jr. by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehen-
sive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designation of 609+'1-
acres zoned A-I from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt the N side of Vandolah Rd
E and adjacent to CR 663 0834240000053800000
144.32MOL ac All E of Rd R/W LESS N 740 ft thereof & LESS Ona-Ft Green Rd
R/W & LESS Order of Taking for Parcel #102 as per OR 564, Pg 773
$08. T34S. R24E
AND
0934240000037800000
270.43MOL ac Corn NW corn S 740 ft for POB E 604 ft S 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2013.41 ftW42deg00mln02sec E 1003.19 ft S 2703.54 ft to
pt on S Sec line 2023.6 ft W of SE corn W to SW corn N to POB
S09. T34S. R24E
AND
1634240000074500000
151.40+1-ac NI/4LESS E 2023.06 ft thereof & LESS SW1l4 of NW1l4 of NWII4 &
E14 of SWM14 of NWII4 & N1/2 of SEl14 of NWII4 & SW114 of SE1/4 of NWI14 &
SI/2 of NEI14 LESS E 2022.68 ft thereof S16. T34S. R24E
AND
1734240000065900000
40.20MOL ac That part of NE1/4 lying E of Rd LESS S 649.92 ft N of R/W
Vandolah Rd desc in 265 P 725 & LESS Ona-Ft Green Rd RIW & LESS Order of
Taking for Parcel #102 as per OR 564, Pg 773 $17. T34S. R24E

07-61 Ordinance No. 2008-03
Cypress Point LLC and FVP Florida Development LLC by and
through the Authorized Representative request a Large-Scale Amend-
ment to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 96+1-acres zoned
R-I from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt S side of SR64, W of S Florida Ave
CYPRESS POINT LLC 2934250950 00001 000A
.05MOL ac Lot A BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfvlew S/D
S29. T34S. R25E
AND
FVP FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT LLC 2834250000024600000
All of the SE11l4 of NWII4 lying N of Peace River; All of S112 of SW1I4 of NWI14;
All of E3/4 of N1/12 of SW1/4 of NWII4 and All of S112 of NE1/4 of NWII4 & all
that part of N1/2 of NEI14 of NW14 lying S of St Rd 64, all lying & being in 828,
T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL more part desc as: a parcel of land located In
NWI14 of S28, T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL being further desc as follows:
Beg at a found '/4" Iron rod in a wooden post marking SW corn of NWil4 of
S28; thence N00deg17min56sec W along W line of said NW1/4 of Sec 28 a dist
of 661.25 ft to N line of S112 of SW114 of NW1I4 of Sec 28; thence N
89deg27min25sec E along N line of S112 of SW1/4 of NWIl4 of Sec 28 a dist of
332.87 ft to W line of E314 of N1/2 of SW114 of NWIl4 of Sec 28; thence N
00degl9min15sec W along W line of E314 of N1/2 of SW1l4 ofNWIl4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 661.18 ft to N line of E3/I4of N1/2 of SW14 of NWl4 of Sec28; thence N
89deg24mln29sec E along said N line of E3/4 of N % of SW1/4 of NWlI4 of Sec
28 a dist of 999.33 ft to W line of 81/2 of NEll4 of NW1/4 of Sec28; thence N
00degl9minl8sec W along said W line of S1/2 of NE1/4 of NWi/4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 663.12 ft to Shly R/O/W line of St Rd 64 (FL Dept of Transpor Sec 0605-
1111) & begin of a non-tangential curve to the right of which the radius pt lies
S 14deg23min06sec E a radial dist of 4,724.64 ft; thence E/ly along arc of said
curve to the right, through a-central angle of 08deg9lgmln39sec a dist of 686.70
ft & having a chord bearing of N 79deg46min44sec E a dist of 686.09 ft to pt of
tangency; thence N 83deg56mln34sec E a dist of 659.84 ftto E line of NWil4 of
Sec 28; thence S 00degl9mln22sec E along E line of NW1/4 of Sec 28, a distof
1,739.66 ft to a pt of Intersection wl centerline of Peace River; thence SW/ly
along centerline a dist of 706 ft, MOL to a pt of intersection wl South line of
NWII4 of Sec 28 a dist of 2,141.62 ft to the POB S28. T34S. R25E

07-66 Ordinance No. 2008-04
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners requests an
Amendmegtto Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to create the
Residential Low Future Land Use Category
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's office at least two
(2) working days prior to the.BCC Dublic hearing. This Public Notice is
published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified Land Development
Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are available for
public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
PM. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9"t Ave., Wauchula,


Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that Is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need toensurea verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made by a court reporter. 11:15,22r.






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8B The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


TWO WlIE CROSSES

While traveling down the road one dag,
I came upon a strange site.
There stood two white crosses standing side by side,
one on the left, and one on the right.

Someone's loved ones had died there one dag,
and two while crosses placed there to mark the spot.
As I continued on I began to ik of the sight,
for some unknown reason, my heart became troubled a lot.

One white cross was surrounded and well kept,
by a white picket fence placed there for all to see.
The other whited cross was placed outside,
standing as lonely as could be.

I've passed here mango times, troubled each time I pass by,
my thoughts go to the white cross not well kept.
In my mind I see someone with a broken heart,
with bowed heads, and tear-stained eyes, as theg wept.

I see muchhostlitg in someone's mind,
as I see the two white crosses beside the road.
Mu heart bleeds for the loved ones of the lonely white cross,
troubled bu their loss, their hearts carrying a heavy load.

Maube one was to blame for this loss of life,
and in m ind I see those not willing to forgive.
I pray there be forgiveness towards those that died,
casting stones in a glass house, tells how one lives.

I passed b, the other day and was saddened to see,
onJy one white cross was now there.
I guess the unkept cross that stood before,
was to much of a burden for someone to care.

Mg heart goes out to someone I never knew,
and am deeply saddened as I pass bu.
I'd like to think that the absence as I pass bu.
I'd like to think that the absence of the lonely cross,
they are at home with God beyond earth's sky.

--Hilton Williams
Pranleg, Ala.
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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DIABETES?
November is National Diabetes Month. Did you know that
millions of Americans have diabetes yet half of them don't even
know it?
People with diabetes may have different symptoms. They may
experience all, some or none of the following:
A need to urinate often (even at night)
Constant thirst or hunger
Weight loss that cannot be explained
Dry or itchy skin
Skin infections
Slow healing of cuts
Nausea or vomiting
Feeling tired or weak
Numbness or tingling in feet or hands
Blurry vision
Just what is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the
body has trouble making insulin. Insulin is a hormone that controls
the amount of sugar in our blood. When a person has diabetes, the
body makes no insulin, too little insulin or insulin that does not
work right. This results in high blood sugar.
What happens if I have high blood sugar? Over time, high
blood sugar can lead to vision loss or even blindness. It can also
harm your kidneys, blood vessels and nerves. People with diabetes
have a higher chance of developing high blood pressure, which can
lead to heart disease.
Am I at risk for diabetes? Some factors that may increase your
risk of developing diabetes are:
Heredity: If one of your parents, grandparents or siblings
had diabetes, you are more likely to have the disease.
Obesity: Being overweight increases your chance of devel-
oping diabetes.
Age: Your body makes less insulin as you age.
Race: If you are Hispanic, African American, American
Indian or Asian American, you have a higher risk of developing
diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: If you had diabetes while you were
pregnant or gave birth to a baby weighing nine pounds or more,
you have a greater risk of developing the disease later in life.
Can diabetes be cured? In most cases of diabetes, there is no
cure. But diabetes can be controlled. Controlling diabetes means-
keeping your blood sugar at a normal level. You can do this with a
proper diet and regular exercise. Some people may also need
insulin injections or medication. By controlling your blood sugar,
you reduce your risk of health complications.
What is a healthy diet? Suggestions for healthy eating include:
Eat less fat and saturated fat.
Choose foods with fiber, such as whole grains, fruits and
vegetables.
Eat less concentrated sweets, such as sugar, honey, candy
and regular soft drinks.
Eat less salt and sodium.
A doctor can determine if you have diabetes. So, if you have
any of the signs or symptoms listed here, visit your doctor and get
checked.
How can I learn more about diabetes? Call the American;
Diabetes Association at 1-800-Diabetes or 1-800-342-2383 (avail-
able in English and Spanish). You can also visit the ADA's Web site
at www.diabetes.org. Call the American Dietetic Association at 1-'
800-366-1655, or the Hardee County Extension Office at 773-
2164.
With Thanksgiving this month, and since Nov. 21 is Pumpkin
Pie Day, I am including a pumpkin pie recipp from the American


Diabetes Association cookbook, "Flavorful Seasons". This recipe
is the perfect finale to any fall feast and will not send your blood
sugar level through the roof like some sweets do.
Pumpkin Pie
Prep. time: 10 min. Servings: 9 Serving Size: 1-inch
slice
Ingredients:
2 cups crushed graham crackers
3 Tbsp. low-calorie margarine
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups pumpkin puree
12 oz. can evaporated skim milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
Instructions:
1.) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the gra-
ham crackers, margarine, sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon,
and press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove and
set aside.
2.) Beat together all remaining ingredients in the order
given. Pour into the crust and bake for 15 minutes.
Lower temperature to 350 and bake for 35 minutes until
set. Cool slightly or chill before serving.
Calories per serving: 181 Exchanges per serving: 2 car-
bohydrate
Happy eating, and most of all, Happy Thanksgiving!


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The Herald-Advocate


(USPS 57d-780)
Thursday, November 1i5,


Community Volunteers Train


To Help In A Local Disaster


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2007 .


Nov. 15 Girls Soccer
Girls Basketball


Sebring
DeSoto


Away
Away


6:00 p.m.
6/7:30 n.m.


Hardee County's Community
Emergency Response Team re-
cently completed eight hours of
refresher training involving
classroom lessons and a search-
and-rescue drill.
The full-day event also incor-
porated members of the Hardee
Amateur Radio Group to act as
communicators for the search-
and-rescue teams operating in
the field.
The scenario used for the drill
involved an F2/F3 tornado
touching down in the Zolfo
Springs area and occupying all
the available Fire-Rescue and
law enforcement personnel.
The Community Emergency


Response Team was mobilized
to search for several teenagers
who had been canoeing and
have been reported missing.
The search area encompassed
about 10 acres in Pioneer Park.
Five local teens volunteered
to act as "victims," whose in-
juries ranged from amputations
to hypothermia. Volunteers
Cole Choate and Kaley Shepard
stated it was "fun to get all
bloody" to make the training
more exciting. Victims had to
truly play the part, moaning and
crying out to get the attention of
the rescuers. CERT members
agreed having the prosthetics
and makeup made the training


much more realistic.
CERT is made up of local cit-
izens who receive disaster train-
ing so they can assist their com-
munities until professional res-
cuers are able to arrive. The
Hardee Amateur Radio Group,
another disaster volunteer orga-
nization, provides training in
HAM radio operations for
recreation as well as disaster
support.
If you would like to get more
information on joining either or
both of these organizations,
contact Hardee County Emer-
gency Management at 773-
6373 or visit its Web page at
www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.


COURTESY PHOTO
Disaster training at Pioneer Park included instructors, community volunteers and "vic-
tims" for a search-and-rescue drill. c'iown are (front, from left) Kaley Shepard, Cole
Choate and Connor Shepard; (middle row) Clay Choate, Jill Peve, Charles Adler and
Darrell Davis; and (back row) Gene Alderman, Richard Barone, Terry Barone, Tyler
Shepard, instructor Anne Miller, instructor Fred Kowal and Roy Alderman.


True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom
known until it be lost.
-Charles Caleb Colton


"CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT,

NOT THE FLU"


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As you get caught up in
the holidays, the one
thing you don't want to
catch is the flu. Hardee
County is already
seeing an increase in
influenza-like illness, a
fever of 100F or greater,
a cough and/or sore
throat. Influenza can be a
serious condition which
is why it is especially
important for children
starting at age 6 months
to their fifth birthday,
people 50 or older,
pregnant women, and
anyone with a chronic
health condition such as
asthma, heart disease,
diabetes, or HIV/AIDS to
be vaccinated. If you live
with or provide care to
someone at high risk,
you should be
vaccinated too.


YOU.


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Nov. 16 Varsity Football Booker Away 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Girls Soccer Braden River Away 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Braden River Away 8:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Palmetto HOME 6/7:30 p.m
Nov. 29 Girls Soccer DeSoto HOME 6:00 p.m.


Boys Soccer
Boys Basketball


Avon Park
Braden River


Away
HOME


6:00 p.m.
6/7:30 p.m.


Soccer Boys Win Opener


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A rebuilding year? David vs.
Goliath?
Both were misnomers in the
1-0 victory for boys soccer as
its season started last Tuesday
at Lake Placid.
Without three key players
still in other sports, with only
two seniors against a team
fielding 13 of them, the Hardee
boys soccer team prevailed.
Sophomore Ivan Narvaez, in
his first varsity start, came
through with a rebound from 30
feet out in the waning minutes
of a defensive game for the
game's only tally.
"There were a group of our
guys and theirs in front of the
goal. One shot was rejected,
and Ivan sent it back with a left-
footed roadhouse shot from the
left side that went in cleanly. A
reserve last year, he is getting
better and better," said head
coach Ron Kline.
"They (Lake Placid) definite-
ly had the more experienced
players. We are looking to get
back senior forward Luis
Reyes, the second leading scor-
er last year, and Gilberto
Gutierrez. Both are in cross
country and another senior, Jose
Castaneda, is at football. We
wish both sports well, but will


be glad to get them with us
,when they are done," added
Kline.
He mentioned the good work
of junior goalie Efrain Ruiz,
"who did a great job. Obvious-
ly, by the score he stopped
everything. They had at least 10
shots on goal, especially four
hard ones. He keeps his eye on
the ball and is never out of posi-
*tion."
Others drew positive com-
ments from Kline. "Junior Elis-
eo Diaz had moved to striker to
replace lat year's scoring leader
Alberto 'Chico' Rodriguez.
Newcomer sophomore Chris-
tian Avila has also moved to
striker. He has good skills and
will complement Luis Reyes
when he is available.
"Sophs Valentin Rosales and


Marco Calvillo will join Nar-
vaez in the middle. Junior Sofio
Arroyo is playing a good defen-
sive game," continued Kline.
Others on the 2007 squad are
seniors Luis Hilario and Adam
Juarez, juniors Roman Alvarez,
Humberto Nolasco and Ana-
stacio Santiago, sophs Emidio
Macedo, Ezekiel Moran and
Martin Vega, and freshman
Salomon Maldonado.
Hilario and Juarez were the
only senior leaders in the open-
ing game, leaving a lot of posi-
tions for underclassmen to fill.
"We had one shot on goal just
before the half that missed by
inches. We were called offsides,
but it was a great effort just
before the half and left us feel-
ing good about the second half,'
concluded Kline.


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

"A Hometown Chrisanas by Tlomas Kinkade 6:00 pm.


PARADEGUIDEU NE


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 dithe
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,


Entry Form
Please print. Only completed forms will be accepted
Check all that apply.


Entry Type: o Float
/
Category: a Church

Accompaniedby Music? Yes


a Vehicles o Marching Unit

RV Park o Commercial


a Other


a Non Commercial


oNon Profit


No Ifyes, please specify:


Accurate and clear description of entry


business or Organization:


Contact Person:


Address:


Phone Number:


CI y& Zip:


All entry forms must be received by Friday, November 16th 2007 to:
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 683 Wauchula, Florida 33873 Fax: 863-773-0229 Email: hardeecc(@strato.net
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2C The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


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
Ist 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 CHURCII
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 off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
M iercoles Servico................... 6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday Schl ol .................. 10:00 a.m.
Engflishg SeV ice ................ 11:30 .m.
Ge eral 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.
Callfor locations

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................ I 1:00 a.m.
W 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 Leadership & Training Class -
2nid Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ...... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service..... ........... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St..& Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ........ ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblic, 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.Palinetto St.
Sunday School .......... .... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...... .......11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bi'adenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES


ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning ................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening .... .............. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.............. 7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road -,773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .... ............ 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State goad 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 ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
& 3'4 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 HIwy 17
Morning Service ................ 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................ 7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................ 11:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English;.......... 8:30.a.m.
SECOND CHANCE BIBLE
CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School...................... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

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

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

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

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


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WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
EveningVWorship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....,......7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........7..:700 p.m.


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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H .............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............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....................I1I 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.
ESening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


A delicate bride-to-be sighed to
her mother, "Oh, dear, there are so
many things to do before a
wedding. I want mine to be perfect.
I hope that I won't overlook the
most insignificant detail."
"Don't worry," said her mother.
"I'll see that he's there."
Andrew cast his lot with the
Lord. As he thought on heaven and
its happiness, he wanted his
brother, Peter, to be there. So he
said in effect, "I'll see that he's
there."
The Bible says, "At once he
found his brother, and told him,
'We have found the Messiah.' And
he took him to Jesus."
As you think of heaven, won't
you see that. your family and
friends are there?


S y ) veteran's Day is a time to remember and honor our
soldiers. Brave men and women have gone to war,
they have fought for us. It is impossible to imagine the
price they have paid, the horrors they have seen and
experienced.
They remember...battles that brought a bloodstained halt to
fast but abruptly fleeting friendships, embraces that could have
been their last. They will never forget the pain of war.
This year on Veteran's Day. may we remember those who
find their memories too painful to forget Let us honor our
soldiers who fought for us, who fight for us now.


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November 15, 2007, The; Herald-Advocate 3C


Santos De La Rosa Helps Many


Farmworkers Gain A Better Life


By SUE CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
It helps to have intelligence
or perhaps a special talent, but
when successful people are
polled, the most often men-
tioned trait is perseverance.
They never give up until their
desired achievements are
reached.
Santos Guadalupe De La
Rosa is a farmworker specialist
for the Florida Non-Profit
Housing in Sebring, but .life
began in the border town of
Mercedes, Texas in the Rio
Grande Valley. The town and its
cemetery were created in 1900.
It is where his parents and
grandparents were born and the
place where many of his ances-
tors are buried.
De La Rosa's family were all
migrant workers. His parents,
aunts, grandfather the whole
clan traveled together like
gypsies to wherever there was
something ready to pick. At age
5 De La Rosa was babysat by
his 9 and 11-year-old sisters.
But by the age of 7, he was
working alongside his family in
the field and traveling the crop
circuit.
In west Texas there was cot-
ton. In Oregon the cucumbers,
strawberries, blackberries and
bean harvests awaited them. In
SUtah sugar beets were hoed by
hand for $2.50 an acre back
then. In Wisconsin they hoed
and picked cucumbers and later
graded potatoes. In Alabama,
potatoes; in Indiana, Illinois
and Ohio, tomatoes; in Georgia,
South Carolina, Maryland and
Virginia, cucumbers, bell pep-
pers and tomatoes, while
Michigan had cherries, apples
and cucumbers.
They came to Wauchula
when the oranges, peppers,
cucumbers, bell peppers and
tomatoes were ready.
When De La Rosa's family
settled permanently in Wau-
chula, he began sixth grade and
then graduated in 1973 from
Hardee High School. Gradua-
tion was stressed in order to
have a better life. His father
Rogelio, known as Lupe, who
still lives in Wauchula, was the
eldest of 17 children. In 1969
Rogelio was one of the first
Hispanic crew leaders toL buy


his own equipment for harvest-
ing oranges in Hardee County:
a goat high lift, 70 tubs and 40
ladders.
Although De La Rosa helped
his dad with citrus after school
and worked part-time at Peace
River Electric Cooperative, he
found time and was one of the
few Hispanics to play football.
At 5 foot 7 inches he had the
size and power to play fullback
and linebacker.
It was when he turned 18 that
he met his wife Lucy of 33
years. Ironically she was born
and raised in a small town eight
miles from his home in Texas.
In fact, she and her family trav-
eled the same circuits. They
have one 9-year-old grandson,
Mikey. Their daughter Frances
also grew up helping to pick
fruit and tomatoes but now
works for Rock Solid, a granite
countertop company.
De La Rosa's brothers, sis-
ters, cousins (Rodriguez and
Rivera clans) and their families
are close by. Brothers Ramon
and Roy and sister Janie still
live and/or work in Hardee
County. His brother Mario and
sister Rosie live in the Braden-
ton area and his sister Maria
lives in Auburndale. His mother
is buried in Wauchula.
Besides being a citrus loader
for his dad and harvester Paul
Garcia out of Bradenton, De La
Rosa has been a fruit picker,
irrigation worker, watermelon
loader, produce pin hooker, an
equipment operator and also
cleared land. In 1982, he was
making $29,000 in phosphate
mines. He tackled their lowest
level jobs and rose through their
ranks as a master control opera-
tor and shop steward.
Never resting and always
challenged to improve himself,
De La Rosa has been a part time
real estate agent for Sun 'N
Lake Realty and Development
for 16 years and a mortgage
broker for 10 years with
Premier Mortgage of Central
Florida.
In 1994, the day his mother
Ester died, he was accepted as a
farm worker specialist with
Florida Non-Profit Housing. He
said, "Farm work had been my
college education." It was an
ideal fit because he was familiar


with the farm worker world,
and was bi-lingual. De La Rosa
was the first farmworker
appointed by Gov. Lawton
Chiles to the Highlands County
Housing Authority. Later Gov.
Jeb Bush appointed him to the
State Affordable Housing Study
Commission where he contin-
ues to serve under Gov. Charley
Crist.
Today people make $8 or $9
a bin for oranges or 80 to 90
cents a box. Forty-two years
ago it paid 25 cents a box.
Farmworkers do lots of nursery
work and receive minimum
wage. Sod work is piecework,
and when construction slows
down sod work slows down
also.
Farm work is not steady
work. A typical day for picking
oranges might start at 8 a.m.,
but they have to wait till 11 a.m.
for the dew to lift when picking
packing house fruit. They may
only be able to work till 2 p.m.
filling two bins, for about $8 or
$9 each. Normally there is no
paid travel time, health insur-
ance, retirement, sick leave,
overtime, holidays or vacation
with these jobs. When it rains
you don't make money unless
you get' wet. You work in all
kinds of weather conditions
because you need to.
De La Rosa feels Hope Villas
off of Youth Lane on Hope
Circle in Sebring is a success
story with their 52 rental units
for farmworkers as well as The
Palms with 58 farmworker
rental units off MLK Avenue on
La Playa Drive. Both the
Highlands County Housing
Authority and the Hardee
County Housing Authority
Board members who helped
build Hope Villas and The
Palms had several board mem-
bers who came from farmwork-
er backgrounds.
"A lot of the farmworker fam-
ilies have been able to move up
and become homeowners." It
was important that they be
located close to services, shop-
ping, schools and medical. It
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In 1994 the NAACP'and Men
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of those members also grew up
doing farm work.
"They are my friends, my
brothers," De La Rosa said.
"You're only able to move up
with the help of others."
De La Rosa's hobbies are gar-
dening, using a push mower,
sharing his knowledge with oth-
ers, counting his blessings and
dreaming. He says he is most
fulfilled when making others
happy by helping them solve
their problems.
De La Rosa knows that you
cannot make it in society with-
out an education. He takes his
godsons and shows them big
homes on the lake and then
smaller homes. He asks them to
guess the difference between
the two. Usually the only differ-
ence is a higher education. He
feels the more education you
have, the better your chances
are of becoming successful and
providing your family a better
economic life.
Having worn glasses since he
was 10 years old and carrying
his books, he was often made
fun of. "But nerds make more
money!" he said.
Because farmworkers are
macho, they might fight over a
row of tomatoes or an orange
tree that looks better or perhaps
a lighter ladder. He said, "They
need to put that same energy,
that machismo, in getting an
education. That's what will
make a difference," he said.
"God has helped me and wants
me to help others."
Florida Non-Profit Housing
is located at 3905 Kenilworth
Boulevard in Sebring. Hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday., They
provide technical assistance to
organizations that want to pro-
vide housing in their communi-
ties. Their service area includes
10 states and Puerto Rico. Call
Santos at 863-385-2519 for
information or contact him at
hipotecal@comcast.net.
Generosity gives assis-
tance, rather than advice.
-Vauvenargues


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Three-year-old Santos De La Rosa sits on top of a cotton
sack watched by his sisters while his family worked in the
fields.


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Postene Louisjeune
Scott Donaldson
Jordan Grimsley
Jose Castaneda
Antjuan Jones
Connor. Davis
Juan Salazar
Nolan Neuhouser
Charlie Powell
Devante Carter
Damien Richards
Gerardo Villegas
Michael McTaw
Lance Mason
David Newcomb
Skylar Alden
Alex Lanier
Jason Jester
Logan Thomas
Joseph Barton
Tyler Alden
Tyler Bumby
Eddie Hunt
Kenneth Bonds
Dalton Farr
Brett Tyson
Chris Anderson
Jordan Baker
Carlos Ramirez
Tyrone Pace
Justin Tomlinson
Kris Rossman
Carson Davis
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5 Derek Phillips Jr. 5'11" 191 RB 12
6 Aaron McRae 5'9" 162 DB 11
7 Leroy Minnis Jr. 5'5" 137 RB 12
8 Reginald Fordham 6'2" 181 WR 12
9 Albert Frazier 5'10" 185 DB 12
10 Deonte Brown 6'1" 153 QB 10
11 Marchus Richardson 5'6" 159 DB 10
12 Jacob Hammond 5'8" 149 DB 9
13 Mick Stoner 5'6" 151 K/P 10
14 Marquese Smith 5'11" 161 DB 11
15 Anthony Kyles 6'0" 193 DB 12
16 Alan Spencer 5'9" 169 RB 12
20 Charles Purvis 5'5" 154 RB 11
21 Jamari Williams 5'11" 167 DB 10
22 Maurice Brooks 5'8" 151 RB 9
24 Julian Martinez 6'0" 193 FB 12
25 Valentino Henry 5'10" 156 DB 11
26 Rashamel Smart 5'6" 149 DB 9
30 Lamond Coney 6'0" 155 WR 12
32 Tevin Watts 5'9" 143 DB 9
33 Jeff Callahan 5'9" 156 RB 9
34 Oscar Bowman Jr. 5'11" 178 LB 9
40 Cazavious Ray 6'0" 197 LB 11
42 Desmond Hurley 5'9 174 LB 9
44 Joey Sullivan 5'106" 181 LB 10
45 Anthony Jordan 6'1" 201 LB 12
50 Tim Chestnut Jr. 5'10" 175 LB 10
51 Keith Phillips 5'10" 177 DE 10
52 Evan Stern 6'1" 183 OL 11
55 Herb Johnson Jr. 5'8" 223 DL 12
56 Eric Johnson 6'1" 232 OL 12
58 Cadareus Ray 6'2" 211 LB 12
60 Hung Dong 5'8" 182 LB 10
61 Derek Fougerousse 5'9" 213 OL 9
62 Kyle Phillips 6'1" 227 OL 11
64 Tevin Bryant 5'7" 203 OL 11
66 James Wiggs 5'10" 243 DL 11
67 Jeremy Diggins 6'2" 268 OL 12
70 Marvin Gaines 5'9" 201 OL 9
71 Richard Stephenson 6'0" 251 OL 12
72/99 Arthur Jeffrey Jr. 6'4" 291 DL/OL 11
73 Josh Ladd 5'11" 224 OL 9
75 Keith Summerall 5'10" 209 OL 9
76 Donald Gross 5'11" 264 OL 11
77 Casey Gross 6'0" 297 01 9
80 Vinnie Devito 6'4 203 TE 9
82 Michael Glover Jr. 6'2" 169 WR 12
85 Brandon Ellis 6'5" 174 WR 10
88 Byron Mitchell Jr. 6'2" 191 TE 11
89 Shane Melton 5'11" 171 WR 11
90 Tevin Mitchell 6'0" 241 DE/FB 11
91 Frederick Whitfield 6'1" 194 DE 9
92 Ray Perez 5'10" 181 TE 11
95 Darryl Yancey 5'10" 271 DT 9
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
David Scott Dickson, 28,
Wauchula, and Casey Layne
Prescott, 26, Wauchula.
Raul Flores, 39, Wauchula,
and Sandra Prine, 43, Wau-
chula.
Robert Dewayne Crawford,
27, Zolfo Springs, and Tara Jan
Mask, 21, Zolfo Springs.
John Christopher Gordon, 29,
Fort Green, and Jessica Cog-
burn McCoy, 29, Wauchula.
Charlton Hampton Griffin
III, 34, Wauchula, and Rhoda
Olene Pierce, 26, Wauchula.
Thomas Ryan Abbott, 19,
Wauchula, and Amanda Mar-
tina Quinones, 18, Wauchula.

There was no misdemeanor
or criminal traffic court last
week as it was trial week.

CIRCUIT COURT'
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
William A. Neil III and
Deborah A. Neal, divorce.
Rosa Alicia Alvarado and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Alberto Roberto
Castillo, petition for child sup-
port.
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office vs. Roger Clark Ayers,
petition for forfeiture.
Kara Crawford Gaydon and
Robert Wayne Gaydon, divorce.
Adam W. Lyles and Kimberly
Lyles, divorce.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. vs.
Jose M. Becerra, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Fremont Investment & Loan
Co. vs. Juan Antonio, Thalia
Camarillo et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Sarah Higginbotham vs.
Steven L. Skinner, petition for
injunction for protection.
Charlotte C. Vickery and
John Oman Vickery, divorce.
U.S..Bank National Associa-
tion vs. David Cruz Sr. et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Greenleaf Compaction of
America vs. Custom Craft
Modulars Inc., damages.
Marcy Denise Talio vs.
Rebecca Bragg, petition for
. injunction for protection.
Staci Reynolds vs. Frances


Garza, petition for injunction
for protection.
Christine M. Reneau and
DOR vs. Jose Luis Sanches,
interstate petition for child sup-
port.
Sheila Elaine Kilpatrick and
DOR vs. Jillian Frances Kil-
patrick Frost, petition for child
support.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee vs. Virginia
Guajardo et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Maria G. Avalos and Miguel
J. Avalos, divorce.
Leticia Zambrano and Rafael
Zambrano, divorce.
Clora Nell Thomas vs. Ernest
Frank Thomas, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
'for protection.
Dollene Lucinda Fields vs.
Gregory Del Drew, child sup-
port order.
Victor L. Parker vs. T. Bell,
R. McQuaig, D.B. Watson, K.
Waller, T. Svendsen and F. Bel-
cher, petition for review of
inmate discipline dismissed.
Elizabeth Coronado vs. Ra-
mon Salazar Jr., temporary in-
junction for protection dis-
missed.
Carl Douglas o/b/o minor
child vs. Lesa Grimsley o/b/o
minor child, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Kiona Duenas vs. Juan Pol-
lock, injunction for protection.
Kimberly Lynn Weed vs. Ben
Weed, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Ruth Calderon vs. Juan
Venegas, dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Kimberly Elan Kinter and
DOR vs. William D. McCleni-
than, petition for child support
contempt order denied.
Angie Garza and DOR vs.
Antonio Villafuerte, child sup-
port order.
Donna Pelham and DOR vs.
Kenneth F. High, child support
order suspended, arrearage pay-
ments set.
Bank of New York vs.
William R. Goss et al, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
* Victoria Maria Sanchez and
DOR vs. 'Carl Sinclair Atkins,


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order.
Debra King and DOR vs.
Michael A. King, order.
Silva Viviana vs. Jose Vela,
child support order.
Lisa M. Schrader vs. Ralph
Schrader, temporary child sup-
port order.
Noelaus Platt and DOR vs.
Miles Arnold Platt, amended
administrative child support
order.
Nellie Garcia and DOR vs.
Alberto Sosa, voluntary dis-
missal.
Memoriee A. Pritchard and
DOR vs. Patricia L. Pritchard,
voluntary dismissal.
Maria Villafuerte vs. Robert
Trevino Jr., dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Amy C. Evans vs. Janis P.
Entwistle, injunction for protec-
tion.
Nathan Allen Eures and
Glenda Lee Eures, divorce.
Marga Taylor Wiek and Troy
Martin Wiek, divorce.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week. The following
cases were settled.
Gregory Mike Perry, -aggra-
vated assault without a firearm,
found guilty of lesser charge of
assault, probation nine months,
$315 fine and court costs.
Rigoberto Ramirez, traffick-
ing in methamphetamine, three
year minimum-maximum Flori-
da State Prison with credit for
time served (CTS), $50,000
fine, $1,890 court costs and
$340 public defender fee placed
on lien; conspiracy to traffic in
methamphetamine, not prose-
cuted.
Jose H. Sierra, conspiracy to
traffic in methamphetamine -
amended to lesser possession of
methamphetamine with intent
to sell, three years drug offend-
er probation, license suspended
two years, warrantless search


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.

1998 Dodge Pk Id. #3B7HC13Y8WG137788
2003 Ford UT Id. #1FMPU16L63LA58106

Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
November 30, 2007 at 10:00 am at the'WVauchula
State Bank parking lot located at"106 6st Main
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE
OR DIANNE K. HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E.
HORNE, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 43 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:

1 AC 532P35 (EASE) 533P455P457 S 26.91 FT
MOL OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 & S
26.91 FT MOL OF W 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4
OF NW 1/4 LESS E 30 FT FOR RD R/W & N 640
FT OF W 27.40 FT MOL OF E 57.40 FT OF W
1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 12 34S
24E

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

Easement property described as follows:

South 26.91 feet more or less of NE 1/4 of NW
1/4 of NW 1/4 and South 26.91 feet more or
less of W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4
LESS the East 30 feet for Road right of way
and North 650 feet of West 27.40 feet more or
less of East 57.40 feet of West 1/2 of NW 1/4
of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 all in Section 12, Township
34 South, Range 24 East, Hardee County,
Florida.

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

Name in which assessed: IDOB, INC.

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 12th day of
DECEMBER, 2007, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 31" day of OCTOBER, 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD032XXXXXO11:8-29c


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and seizure, evaluation and
treatment, drug screens, curfew,
$495 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees; giving
false name to a law enforce-
ment officer, time served.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
America south Realty Corp.
to Sonia Ramirez and Raynoldo
Ramirez, $24,412.
James W. McCreary and
Martha Jane McCreary to
Richard F. Webster, $30,000.
James H. Webb Jr. and
Sharyn K. Salter to Thomas T.
Davis Sr., $237,500.
Harold Shelton to Jose P.
Castaneda, $158,000.
Pickett & Associates Inc. to
Wauchula Properties LLC,
$310,000.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Joe A. Brown and Stephanie
Johnson, $30,000.
Joanna L. Llewellyn to Ro-
bert W. and Sherrill M. Barn-
well, $170,000.
Wauchula Hotel Investments
LLC to Kush Hospitality LLC,
$3.8 million.
Jimmie Lee and Lorraine M.
Smith to Ken and Donnelle
Smith, $243,000.
Gregory Alan Pfeiffer to
Gregory Alan and Kimala
Pfeiffer, $59,550.
Karen G. Walker to Robert S.
and Danielle Y. Ward,
$150,000.
Charles T. Abbott to CF
Industries Inc., $25,000.
Thomas T. Sr. and Eva Davis
to John Kenneth Nicholson Jr.,
$244,400.
Ten Fold Talents LLC to
Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of
Diocese of Venice, $1,679,340.
Charity looks at the need,
not at the cause.
-German Proverb


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We haven't been able to win
yet, but it's coming.
Girls soccer coach Gilbert
Vasquez is practically starting
new with a lot of new faces and
positions for the 2007 squad
which started the season with
difficult opponents.
The girls lost to Lakeland,
but held All Saints' Academy to
a 5-0 victory.
"The girls are working hard
and progressing nicely at prac-
tice. We spend part of each
practice in the classroom, learn-
ing rules, skills and strategy be-
fore going outside to put the
knowledge to use. We've got
honor students and they are
picking it up quickly. Our early
opponents play a lot of club ball
in the off-season, so that also
puts us behind them," said
Vasquez.
He has moved sophomore
Blanca Rivera to goalie. The
defensive backfield includes the
lone senior Esmeralda Mar-
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and freshman newcomer Han-
nah Jacobs "who brings some
skills with her."
On the wings are. junior
Marce Ramirez and soph Liza-
baeth Caballero with junior
Daisy Escoto at center mid-
fielder because of her good ball
skills.
The strikers are sophs Chel-
sea Goolsby and Sara Lopez,
both sophs. Juniors Kirsti
Roehm and Nancy Ramirez will
also play middle or wherever
needed. Junior Melissa Banda
and soph Crystal Hebert have
been trying to play through
injuries.
"These girls are strong. They
want to play. I had to tape
several, but they will carry us
on with this kind of spirit. It
won't be too long," repeated
Vasquez.
Some girls are still getting
their paperwork completed (in-
surance, etc.). Expected to con-
tribute are sophs Kristina Gar-
cia, Abigail Hemandez, Jessica
Solis and freshman Michelle
Olivar.


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Brothers Mario, Thomas Trevino


Work As Financial Advisors


By SUE CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
Some people learn the intrica-
cies of making money early in
life, but more important is how
to keep it and make it grow.
Brothers Mario and Thomas
Trevino not only possess an
entrepreneurial spirit and a ded-
icated work ethic but are
Merrill Lynch financial advisers
in Sebring. Mario believes all of
life is a lesson and said, "I've
been through the school of hard
knocks and have learned to do
all the things other people


aren't willing to do."
When their father started a
Mexican bakery and grocery
store which grew to three loca-
tions before the hurricanes put
them out of business, all of the
family worked there.
At age 10 Mario was taught
to bake and produced 100 dif-
ferent types of products. In high
school he opened his own busi-
ness, selling bread from a van to
regular customers and was
known as "the baker boy."
Mario graduated from Hardee
High School in 1993. At age 21


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


DO SOMETHING ABOUT TRASH TV!
Beginning in late summer, as I saw the promotions for the new
season's television shows, I kept wondering: First, who thinks up
these story lines and, second, who makes the decision to put them
on the air?
My biggest question, however, inevitably would come down
to this: Why do we put up with these shows'?
I have to be honest and say that, for the most part, since the
season got under way I haven't watched many of these new shows.
I, frankly, didn't want to waste my time, so my opinions of them
are formed by the advertising I've seen or stories I have read.
I did watch a couple of "bright new comedies," but, in both
cases, I watched for a short time and ended up turning off the tele-
vision. The very best I can say about them is that they are insulting
and that it goes downhill from there.
The humor of a television show is in the eyes and mind of the
individual viewer. I am a product of my time and still laugh at
Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges.
Amateur psychologists are free to make of that what they will.
Much of what is supposed to be humorous on television today,
I don't understand or I find embarrassing. I can't comprehend
how some of today's shows get away with the scenes and dialogue
that I've heard or read about.
Recently, I was in a discussion about the current state of tele-
vision with friends, and found myself on the defensive. They felt
strongly that what we are seeing, especially on series such as "The
Sopranos" or "Desperate Housewives," is "great acting" and "real."
They think that television is doing an excellent job.
I have never seen either show, but what I have seen in ads or
news stories convinced me that for my tastes, the former was too
violent and the latter was too focused on sexual humor. That's not
my idea of real.
This is the time when I'm supposed to say "I'm no prude!" but
in some matters I am.
I don't like excessive violence or crude attempts at humor. I
don't believe that either is necessary to make a good television pro-
gram. There are great examples of quality programming today, and
through the decades, that don't resort to either. Yet some creators
and network executives feel a need to push the envelope, and do so
in the name of free speech.
As a journalist I passionately support free speech, but I don't
believe that it takes violence or blatant sexuality to express it.
I like to watch television. Some programming enlightens and
some entertains as well as relaxes me. Sometimes I use television
to help take the edge off a stressful day. However, when I sit down
and find myself insulted or offended by a program and I haven't
even touched on the commercials I get upset.
There's still quality programming on television, but I think
we're getting less of it because some television executive says,
"This is what the viewer wants."
Well, we're the viewers and that's not what a lot of us want.
If you don't like what you see, write to local stations, national
networks and advertisers. Tell them you don't like it, and that you
are not watching it. Also, tell them what you are watching. Maybe,
just maybe, they'll get the message: You are the viewer, and what
you want is quality,
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 8;35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board Rbom,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102,412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
to adopt
Ordinance No. 2007-12
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map to the Generalized Mining Overlay Map--Map 2 to
corect scrivener's mapping inaccuracies encompassing approximately 521
acres; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for
an effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-13
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 331.60+1-acres
from Agriculture to Hidhwav Mixed Use Future Land Use District:
providing for severabllity; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for an
effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-14
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of 872+1-acres from
Agriculture and Public Institutional to Rural Center Future Land Use
District; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and
for an effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-16
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to establish
a Public School Facilities Element; providing for severability; for repeal
of conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at least
two working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these Ordinances are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida. All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering its decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant
and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made by a court reporter.
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
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he moved to Tampa and by 24
he was the youngest banking
center manager for Bank of
America. In 2002 he transferred
to the Sebring branch. And in
2004 he became a financial
adviser with Merrill Lynch
because he-enjoys offering ser-
vice and building closer rela-
tionships with clients.
To better understand the
needs of the community Mario
not only completed Highlands
Leadership 2007, but is a volun-
teer for Junior Achievement and
has served on the Board of
Children's Services Council.
He is presently a member of the
Board of Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce and
serves on their subcommittee,
Heartland Young Professionals.
Divorced, with sons Mario
Luis, 8, and Alejandro, 5, Mario
feels his best moments are time
spent with them. "Whether fish-
ing or soccer, it's relaxing for
me to watch them enjoy them-
selves."
Thomas Trevino, also in-
volved with Young Profession-
als, served on the board for the
Chamber of Commerce of
Hardee County and is presently
the vice president of the Wau-
chula Kiwanis club.
Thomas has been married 4.
1/2 years to Guille, a speech
therapist for the Hardee County
School Board and a cosmetolo-
gist at Guille's Place in
Wauchula. "Our one-year old
son Benjamin is the love our
life," Thomas said.
Thomas graduated in 1992
from Hardee High but also
worked in the family business,
handling retail stores while
Mario covered the home deliv-
-ery route. "We captured both
sides of the market," he said.
At age 18 Thomas worked as
a DJ at Radio Mexicana, 13.10
AM and stayed 10 years. He
worked for English Chevrolet
as a salesman from 1998 to
2003. He was recruited at
Sebring Ford where he became
manager and then was recruited
by Merrill Lynch.
"The advantage of working
together at Merrill Lynch is that
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the utmost importance. After
all, we've been in business
since we were kids," Thomas
said.
Growing up in Zolfo Springs
and working at a small grocery
store, the brothers never
thought they'd be partners man-
aging over $50 million with one
of the world's best known
investment firms.
"Living in Hardee is great.
It's a family atmosphere where
everybody knows everybody.
Our friends and their kids are
all there. It's a tight-knit com-
munity with a feeling of home.
It's a good feeling to be part of
that community," Thomas said.
Besides Mario's licensed
accreditation as ,a financial
adviser, he is also a certified
special needs adviser. He c n
ensure that a child will be take'
care of in a way that will not,
interfere with other benefits. A
gift to a child can sometimes
eliminate assistance and create
a problem if it is not set up as a
special needs gift. It's just. one
example of the intricacies that
makes a knowledgeable finan-
cial adviser important.
Together Mario and'Thomas
complement each other with
their backgrounds in banking
and sales. "Our father always
said we reach the same destina-
fion but by different routes. We
always both get there, but
together we're much faster,"
Thomas said.
Their parents, Mario and
Elizabeth Trevino, moved to
Wauchula 14 years ago. "Our
dad and granddad instilled in us
that. when you treat people right
and do the right thing, you gen-
erally get ahead," Thomas said.
Merrill Lynch is located at
2623 U.S. 27 South, at the cor-
ner of Sparta Road in Tower
Plaza in Sebring.


Thomas (left) and Mario Trevino are shown at the family
grocery store in Zolfo Springs in 1988.

AS long as the world shall lastthere will be wrongs, and
if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs
would last forever.
-Clarence Darrow


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8C The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Nov. 11, Rolando Gonzalez, 21, of 1169 Anoka Lane, Avon
Park, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI.
Nov. 11, Miguel Ordonez Ramirez, 26, of 1730 E. SR 64,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with battery and simple assault.

Nov. 10, Ramon Salazar, 31, of 707 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a charge of contempt of court
- violation of an injunction for protection.
Nlov. 10, Jose Manuel Aquino, 24, of 115 Shaw Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with battery.
Nov. 9, Manuel Junior Hernandez, 25, of 2929 Pear St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of
non-support.
Nov. 9, Jose Luis Cortes-Espinoza, 37, of 498 Airport Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
battery.
Nov. 9, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 East and a theft on
Moffitt Road were reported.
Nov. 8, Wendell Andre Parker, 25, of 697 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church.
Nov. 8, Ramiro Caballero-Ramirez, 24, of 520 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Nov. 8, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Nov. 7, Claudia Estella Mancillas, 25, of 409 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nov. 7, Demetrius Dontrel Berrien, 25, of 803 S. French Ave.,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with
forgery altering public records, fraud giving a false ID to a
law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and a
non-moving traffic violation.
Nov. 7, a theft on Downing Circle was reported.

Nov. 6, fights at U.S. 17 South and at South Road, and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported


Nov. 5, Rushin Dealasalaam Ellison, 29, of 667 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on two counts of
non-support.
Nov. 5, Edward Lyle Beasley, 35, P.O. Box 1066, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of trafficking
in methamphetamine or amphetamine, possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Nov. 5, Meliton Gabriel, 40, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrestedby Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with shoplifting.
Nov. 5, a vehicle stolen on Louisiana Street, burglary of a con-
veyance on U.S. 17 South, and thefts in three locations on U.S. 17
North, and on Summer Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
Nov. 11, a residential burglary on East Main Street was report-
ed.
Nov. 10, Tomas Jose Jose, 26, of 2493 Pine Cone Way, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
Nov. 10, Guien Guillermo, 28, of 57 Citrus Valley Trailer Park
Road, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Nov. 10, a fight at U.S. 17 and Main Street and criminal mis-
chief on North First Avenue were reported.
Nov. 9, Abram McCumber Jr., 20, of 5018 Poplar Ave.,
Bowling Green, and Isabel Mancillas, 51, General Delivery,
Wauchula, were arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and each charged with
possession of marijuana.
Nov. 9, a theft on South Eighth Avenue was reported.
Nov. 8, Martin Lobato, 32, of 634 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Easoh and charged with indecent exposure.
Nov. 7, Alice Maria Southward, 57, of 814 N. Kentucky Ave.,
Lakeland, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-
support.
Nov. 7, Mark Dean Fuston4,34, of 3809 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Dep. Paul Johnson charges of non-


support and failure to appear in court.
Nov. 7, thefts on Downing Circle and on South Florida Avenue
were reported.
Nov. 6, Phillip Wayne Neads, 31, P.O. Box 464, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of non-
support. He was initially arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a
charge of driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Nov. 6, Corey Jermaine Freeman, 27, of 606-11th Ave.,
Bradenton, Julie Lynn Mulinex, 46, of 4918-Second Court West,
Bradenton, and Nikol Samantha Dehaan, 35, of 1008-Second
St.West, Bradenton, were arrested by Det. Sgt. Matt Tinsley and
each charged with forgery altering a public record and passing
a forged instrument. Mulinex an,' Freeman were also charged with
larceny, and Dehaan and Freeman each with a second count each of.
passing a forged instrument and foregery.
Nov. 5, Randy Lee Fugate, 47, of 1285 W. SR 64, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with battery.
Nov. 5, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 11, Genoveva Angeles, 47, of 4616 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with two
counts of assaulting an officer.
Nov. 11, Eloisa Calderon, 27, of 2394 Osprey Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested b4 Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.

Nov. 10, Tebfilo Osorio-Cruz, 39, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with dis-
orderly conduct.
Nov. 10, a fight at U.S. 17 and Main Street was reported.

Nov. 6, criminal mischief on West Main Street was reported.
Nov. 5, a theft on Dixiana Drive was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Nov. 7, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Nov. 10, a theft on Elm Street was reported.


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To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


TALK TURKEY ABOUT HEALTH HISTORY
Most of us know that we can reduce our risk of disease by eat-
ing a healthy diet, getting enough exercise, and not smoking. But
did you know that your family health history is also a strong influ-
ence on your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease or
stroke?
Knowing your family health history can help you reduce your
risk of developing health problems.
People with a family history of disease may have the most to
gain from lifestyle changes and screening tests. You can't change
your genes, but you can change unhealthy behaviors such as smok-
ing, not getting enough physical activity and poor eating habits.
In many cases, adopting a healthier lifestyle can reduce your
risk for diseases that run in your family. Risks for asthma, diabetes,
cancer and heart disease run in families, and everyone's family
health history is different.
The key features of a family health history that may increase
your risk are:
Diseases that occurred at an earlier age than expected (10 to
20 years before most people get that disease).
Disease in more than one close relative.
Disease that does not usually affect a certain gender (for
example, breast cancer in a male).
Certain combinations of diseases within a family (for exam-
ple, breast and ovarian cancer, or heart disease and diabetes).
If your family has one or more of these, your family health his-
tory may hold important clues about your risk for disease.
Using Family History to Promote Your Health
Screening tests such as mammograms and colorectal cancer
exams can detect diseases like cancers at an early stage, when
they are most treatable. Screening tests can also detect risk factors
like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which can be treated
to reduce the chances of getting disease.
To learn about your family health history, ask questions, talk at
family gatherings and look at death certificates and family medical
records, if possible. Collect information about your grandparents,
parents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, siblings and chil-
dren. Collect information on major medical conditions and causes
of death, age of disease onset and age at death.
With Thanksgiving and other holidays approaching, many
families will be gathering together to celebrate. Families are
encouraged whenever they gather to talk and share information
about the health history of the family.
Being aware of your family health history is an important part
of a lifelong wellness plan and may help ensure a longer future
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Long-time Hardee County resident Bennie Stewart cele-
brated her 99th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hardee
Manor. Her actual birthday was Friday, Oct. 12. Carol
Glouser and Sherry Henderson, nieces, coordinated the
party. Also in attendance were family members James
Bush; Toniette, Chelsea and Austin Wallace; Eddie, Scott,
Cheryl and Thomas Henderson; Juanita and Henry
Graham; Don Johnson; D.K. and Claudia Kline; and
friends and fellow Hardee Manor residents. A cake was
topped with a "99" and 99 pink flowers. Everyone is look-
ing forward to celebrating the big 100 next year!




Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ever consider that one teeny shift in the Earth's orbital pattern
and we'll be pulled into the fiery furnace of the Sun or sent spin-
ning into outer space?
Ever consider the other incredibly delicate factors that allow
life on Earth to happen: rain-forest ecosystems, fresh water sup-
plies and the human immune system, for example?
I read an editorial recently in which the writer's mind was
obviously reeling from thoughts like these. And he lamented that
we're all clueless as to the meaning behind it all.
Fact is, we are not clueless. One of the oldest books in the
world, the Bible, spells it out in as much detail as we can handle.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament
showeth His handiwork" (Psalm 19:1).
But this is only empirical evidence, some will argue. It can't
be validated by mathematics or science.
But why should god, whose purposes are far greater than ours,
allow Himself to be weighed, measured and photographed by the
very creatures He has created, even if it were possible?
The last chapters of the book of Job (thought to be the oldest
of the Bible's books) deal with this. Job, devasted by personal
tragedy, cries out for an audience with the Most High. But all of
Job's questions are left unspoken when God become the interroga-
tor.
"Where were you when I laid the Earth's foundations?" (Job
38:4).
We are no more prepared for such a question than Job. This is
why the Bible is not a mathematics textbook or a scientific treatise.
The truth about the universe and about ourselves simply cannot be
captured by such small measuring instruments.
However, the Lord has given us a way to grasp as much of the
truth as we need to. It. is called "faith." Many intellectuals and
philosophers scoff at it, but the Bible holds it in high regard.
"Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6).
Is it conceivable that w.e have not been placed on this small
planet in order to understand everything (and so, become like little
gods ourselves) but rather, to come to know, love and trust the One
who made it all?


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Bo is the son of Chris and
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Dickens of Wauchula.
He was nominated for the
honor by Coral Shores High
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Each district in the state
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is accomplished in mathematics
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Monroe County, Bo will now
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two advanced-placement ex-
ams, in biology and English.
His combined Scholastic
Assessment Test score is 2080.
He is a member of the
National Honor Society, Mu
Alpha Theta, Key Club, the
History Club and the Science
Club. He participates in Odys-
sey of the Mind and plays on
the tennis team.
During the past summer, Bo
attended the Seminar for Top
Engineering Prospects at Pur-
due University.
Bo is currently considering a
major in biomedical engineer-
ing.


Bo
Live and let live is not
enough; live and help live
is not too much.
-Orison Swett Marden
Time and money spent in
helping men do more for
themselves is far better
than mere giving.
-Henry Ford


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently learned about the Hardee County Community
Traffic Safety Team, which meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the
Health Department. The Safety Team discusses traffic safety and promotes wearing
seat belts and the "don't drink and drive campaign." In photo (from left) are Amy
Dubberly, Safety Team treasurer and employee with Hardee County Emergency
Management; Joe Jones, Safety Team and School Board member; Dale Johnson, coun-
ty commissioner and vice chairman of Safety Team; and Leslie Bond, program manag-
er at the Health Department and Safety Team chairman.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County Judge Jeff McKibben recently spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club at the
Java Cafe. He has been in office for 10 months. The judge said a large number of peo-
ple who get in trouble with the law do not have a job. County and circuit judges in this
district can fill in for each other. Shown (from left) are Col. Arnold Lanier,, Wauchula
attorney Candace Preston, McKibben and Dr. Sylvia Collins, whose late husband Earl
was a long-time county judge in Hardee. Preston is the Collinses' daughter.



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99th BIRTHDAY


PAGE ONE







2D The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2007


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
Harry Yetter Is Re-Appointed
Chief Of Police: Harry Yetter
was re-appointed chief of
police, a place he has held for
12 years. He was elected 10
times and appointed three, this
making his 13th year.
Wildcats Are Ready For
Sarasota Tonight: Battling for a
lock-in on the South Florida
Conference title, the Wauchula
Wildcats meet the eleven from
Sarasota tonight in their final
home game of the 1932, season
here'tonight at eight o'clock.
Perfect Attendance Of Lions
At Wednesday Meet: The Lions
Club meeting Wednesday noon
at the Peace River Hotel drew a
100 percent attendance.
Mrs. E. T. Bailey had charge
of the program and Mrs. Karl
Koestline favored the club with
several splendid solos. Club
singing was led by Lions Olin
Cowart and G.I.R. Lentz, and
several new songs were sung.

Great New Temple For U.S.
Supreme Court: The U.S.
Supreme Court, highest judicia-
ry body in the land, has never
been dignified to the extent of
having its own building on


EvangelistJ
Bishop Stephen E. Rosas will
present an End Times Cross-
road Ministry of revival on
Thursday and Friday evenings
at 7:30.
Founder and pastor *of the
young arid growing ministry of
Shabach Temple Christian Cen-
ter in San Diego, Calif., Rosas
will be at the Church of Joy
tonight (Thursday) and the
Zolfo Springs Civic Center to-
morrow. For more information,
call 773-3470.
Rosas was born to Christian
parents, Bishop Jesus and Fevi
Rosas. His/father pastored the
Hispanic Apostol c Church in
San Diego. Their son followed
the pull of the streets and the


Capitol Hill. But all that is to be
remedied soon, for on Oct. 13
will be laid the corner stone of
an $8,283,000 temple of justice.
Our Debt Problems: Presi-
dent Hoover has asked Presid-
ent-elect Roosevelt to visit the
White House in Washington
and discuss with him our debt
problem. Roosevelt, rather than
take a battleship cruise to South
America and escape the prob-
lems and duties of the presi-
dent's office until next March 4,
has accepted.and will probably
confer in the next few days.
Wildcats Bulldogs Meet
Next Thursday: Gridiron fans
of Southwest Florida are on
edge this week while awaiting
the annual Thanksgiving classic
between Wauchula Wildcats
and the Arcadia Bulldogs.

50 YEARS AGO
Barbara Conerly Elected
Student Council: Miss Barbara
Conerly was nominated by the
"Collegiate Party" of the stu-
dent government offices in
Tampa College and was select-
ed a council member. Miss
Conerly is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chester Conerly, of
Wauchula, and is a 1957 gradu-
ate of Hardee High School.
Wilanne Starling Is Fair
Queen: Pretty Wilanne Starling,
14, captivated the judges Mon-
day night and was selected




Here Twice
gangster's life, until his conver-
sion later in life.
Since his miraculous delivery
from a life of sin, Rosas yielded
his life to the Lord's ministry.
He is now an active bishop in
the World Assemblies' of Re-
storation headquartered in Bal-
timore, Md., and leader of the
Diocese of southern California
and Colorado as well as Latin
America. He sits on the board
of bishops for the international-
ly established Shield of Faith
Ministries headquartered 'in
Pomona, Calif.
Hear his testimony of deliver-
ance from a life of gang-bang-
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queen of the annual Hardee
County Fair. The winner is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B.
Starling of Wauchula.
Named to the queen's court
were Carolyn Dickerson, 17;
Sylvia Holt, 18; and Ada Merle
Collins, 17, all. of Wauchula,
and Gayle Waters, 16, of
Bowling Green.

U.S. Army Field Band
Appearing In Wauchula Nov.
16: The U.S. Army Field Band
will appear in 'Wauchula at
noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, and
will perform at the Baptist
Church parking lot.
The primary mission of the
band is to tour, as directed by
the secretary of the Army, pre-
senting free public concerts,
both in this country and over-
seas, as the representative band
of the Army.
First Assembly Of God: The
Rev. J. Foy Johnson, pastor of
the First Assembly of God
Church in Lakeland, will be the
guest speaker at the First
Assembly of God Church here
in Wauchula Thursday night,
Nov. 14, 1957.
Johnson is the presbyter of
this section for the Assembly of
God Churches. He is also serv-
ing as district secretary for the
South Florida District of
Assemblies of God.
Pickle King, Queen Chosen
Tuesday Night: Little Miss
Gloria Clavel, a pert 6-year-old,
was selected to be Pickle Queen
for 1957. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Clavel of
Wauchula. Master H.L. Craw-
ford, also 6, is the new Pickle
King. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. H.L. Crawford Sr. of
Wauchula.

Thomas Unseats Mayor
Carlton: Paul Thomas unseated
W.D. Carlton as mayor of
Wauchula in Tuesday's runoff
election by a margin of 70
votes. Thomas received a total
., of 554 votes to 4.84 for Carlton.
25 YEARS AGO
Guardsmen Fire 21-Gun
Salute At Veterans Ceremony:
National Guardsmen from the
2nd Battalion, 116th Field
Artillery Unit, Battery B, at
Avon Park, fired off a 21-gun
salute Thursday night at the end
of the Veterans Day ceremonies
at the Agric-Civic Center. State
Rep. Larry Shackelford, who


was introduced by Doyle
Parker, gave a speech praising
veterans for serving their coun-
try..
Golden Age King and Queen
Chosen: The highlight of the
Senior Citizen's Day Saturday
at the Hardee County Fair was
the crowning of the Golden Age
King and Queen at the Agri-
Civic Center.
Mrs. Genevieve Perin was
chosen as queen, and Harry
Franczak was named king. The
new Miss Hardee County, Tracy
Terrell, crowned the king and
queen.
High School 'dsted 2nd
Annual FIASA Leadership
Conference: Hardee Senior
High School was the host for
the second annual Florida In-
dustrial Arts Student Associa-
tion Leadership Conference
held last Saturday. There were
22 chapters present from all
over the state.

Girl Scouts Have Wet
Camping Trip: Tents, hiking,
and fun was for Junior Girl
Scout Troop No. 295 at the
Junior Jigundium at Camp
Wildwood. Most of the time it
rained, rained, rained! Girl
Scouts Cindy Payne, Candy
Payne and Ruby Guajardo
made planes, windmills and
earned the Aerospace badge.
Their tents also had one inch of
water in them and all of their
things were sopping wet.

Kentucky Fried 'Chicken
Staff Dressed For Halloween:
Kentucky Fried Chicken em-
ployees dressed in costume for
Halloween. The employees who
were involved in this KFC
Halloween celebration were
Jose, Caberra, Dorothy Foster,
Joyce Rose, Gloria Brown, and
Annehe Edenfield.

Student Receives Award For
Football: Kelly Durrance pre-
sented The Martin Roberts
Memorial Award to Kenny
Pollock this past week. This
award is presented annually to
one of the HHS football players
for outstanding leadership, ded-
ication and achievement in
football.

10 YEARS AGO
HJH Kids Spell Out Impor-
tant Message: Students at
Hardee Junior High School
observed Niationa.l Red Ribbon


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Week with many educational
and enlightening programs.
This project, a highly-visible
one, involved creative use of
red plastic cups, strategically
placed in the school fence to
spell out "We Have Better
Things To Do Than Drugs."
Flute Enchants Little Ones:
Donna Wissinger of Orlando,
an internationally renowned
flutist, performed "Musical
Imagination" and the "Magical
Flute" for the pre-k students at
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School. Wissinger integrates
imagination, storytelling, histo-
ry and science with her music.

Harned Captures Homecom-
ing Crown: Senior Jaklynne
Harned was chosen by students
to be the 1997 Homecoming
Queen. Other candidates for
Homecoming Queen were
Lady-In-Waiting Shadow Ward,
Sophy Delgado, Christina
Lopez and Emprise Hines.

Trio Represents Hardee At
Silver-Haired Legislature: Har-
dee County was well represent-
ing in Tallahassee during the
week of Oct. 16 as the 20th
Silver-Haired Legislature con-
vened at the state Capitol.
Representing Hardee County,
Virginia Metheny joined veter-
an/charter members Dr. Elver
and Ruth Hodges for the annual
week's session.

Cleanup Begins After
Restaurant Fire: Crews gath-
ered last week to clean the rub-
ble from the scene of a fire
which swept through Wauchula
Drive-In Restaurant, 110 U.S.
17 South, late on Oct. 8. About
40 firemen from Bowling
Green, Zolfo Springs, Fort
Meade and Hardee and Polk
county departments battled the
blaze for nearly five hours at
the well-known restaurant, built
in 1975.

Clemente Claims District
Champ: The Hardee. Lady
Wildcat cross country team got
a big boost with last week's
championship run through dis-
trict competition.
Sophomore Erika Clemente,
led the about-50 girls around
the three-mile course for a dis-
trict champion title in a time of
20:45, her personal best and
moying her to the top spot in
Hardee girls runners.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
But I trust in Your unfailing
love; my heart rejoices in
Your salvation. I will sing to
the Lord, for He has been
good to me.
Psalm 13:5-6 (NIV)
FRIDAY
May the Lord give you the
same increasing and over-
flowing love for one another
and toward all men, as we
have toward you. May He
establish you, holy and
blameless in your heart and
soul before God, the Father
of us all, when our Lord
Jesus Christ comes with all
who belong to Him.
II Thessalonians 3:12-13 (PME)

SATURDAY
Then as I (Nehemiah) looked
over the situation, I called
together the leaders and the
people and said to them,
"Don't be afraid! Remember
the Lord who is great and
glorious fights for you."
Nehemiah 4:14a (TLB)

SUNDAY
Everyone who believes that
Jesus is the Christ is a child
of God;.. this is the victory
that overcomes the world,
our faith. Who is it that over-
comes the world but he who
believes that Jesus is the
Son of God?
I John 5:4b-5 (RSV)
MONDAY
Don't pervert justice. Don't
show favoritism to either the
poor or the great. Judge on
the basis of what is right.
Don't spread gossip or
rumors. Don't just stand by
when your neighbor's life is
in danger. I am God.
Leviticus 19:15-16 (ME)

TUESDAY
That through faith Christ
Jesus may dwell in your
hearts in love. With deep
roots and firm foundations,
may you be strong to grasp,
with all God's people, what
is the breadth and length.and
eighth and depth of the love
of Christ.
Ephesians 3:17-18 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
Remember what happened
long ago. Remember that I
am God, and there is no,
other God. I am God there is
no one like Me. From the'
beginning, I told you what
would happen in the end. A
long time ago I told you
things that have not yet hap-
pened. When I plan some-
thing, it happens.
Isaiah 46:9-10 (NCV)


Kindness is the golden
chain by which society is
bound together.

-Johann von Goethe






November 15, 2007, The Herald-Advocate .3D


COLONEL SPEAKS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Col. Arnold Lanier of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office spoke about criminal investi-
gations last week at the Wauchula Kiwanis Club, which meets on Tuesdays at the
Panda Restaurant. Shown (from left) are Bo Conerly, Lanier and club President Steven
Southwell.


DISTRICT MEETING


COURTESY PHOTO
Seven members of the Wauchula Wednesday Musicale traveled to the Lake Wales
Country Club on Friday, Oct. 26, to attend the annual Bay Ridge District meeting. The
organization is a part of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Florida
Federation of Music Clubs. Honored guest speaker was Connie Tuttle-Lill, FFMC pres-
ident. Gathered around her following the luncheon meeting, (from left) are Wednesday
Musicale Treasurer Claudette Kemen, Judye Mercer, District President Bess Stallings,
President Tuttle-Lill, Musicale President Sylvia Collins, Joanne Douglas and Bettye and
Charles DeLoach. Other clubs represented were the Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland,
the Lake Wales Music Club and the Friday Morning Musicale of Tampa. The local club
meets the second Wednesday of each month for musical programs. For further infor-
mation, call Collins at 773-6251 or Stallings at 773-3594.


When dealing'with people, remember you are not deal-
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ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Creed,
Avon Park, a six pound eight
ounce son, Aidan William, born
Oct. 12, 2007, Florida Hospital-
Sebring. Mrs. Creed is the for-
mer Joni Albritton. Maternal
grandparents are June Albritton
of Wauchula and the late Jesse
"Buddy" Albritton. Maternal
great-grandparents are Clora
Nell Thomas of Wauchula and
the late A.V. Thomas, and Edna
Albritton of Wauchula and the
late Jesse W. Albritton. Paternal
grandparents are Don and
Ginny Creed of Kitchener,
Ontario, and Cary and Darlene
Pigman of Avon Park. Paternal
great-grandparents are Bill and
Mae Crook of London, Ontario,
and Kaye Pigman of Avon Park
and the late Eddie Pigman.
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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 Bed-
room/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 re-
modeled 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 al-
ready on the property.
$122,500


20 acres with irrigation -and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
Waterfront property!
2 ,BR/2 BA mobile home in
Punta Gorda. Located on a
canal that'leads into Charlotte
Harbor. Priced right at
$185,000!
Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home.
Newly landscaped yard. Up-
grades throughout the home.
Nice front porch and screened
back porch. Storage building
with RV hookup. 2+ car
garage. Asking $319,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed re-
stricted homesites. Starting at
$99,000.
21 acres on the Peace River. 2
BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge
Quonset. $416,000!
65 Acres of grove 1 1/2 miles
from Wauchula. Frontage on
two paved roads. High and dry.
Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000
per acre.
74 acres of prime development
property. City water and sewer
allocated. Annexed and re-
zoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
well and 6" deep well.
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!
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.
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 busi-
nesses. 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 H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 r Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
11:15c


, 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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Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
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Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
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SVALENCIA. GARDENS I


APA RENTS


637 South 5th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 773-9902

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in Kitchen;
Living Room & Dining Room Microwaves
Washer & Dryer Hookups Laundry on site
Volleyball court State of the art Fitness room
2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments

Rent starts at $454 per month
New apartment homes for active families
Stop in and see us.

Equal Houir. Op-'nr..'r 1 Certain income
-ME,.Nt. E, E Reshlic1ions Apply
'. ,3-'-?^ '^:3.:2,?,- _.-0':'_ '_'^ ^yKS^.


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


WASHER FOR SALE, $75. 863-
448-1725. 11:15p


IAutmotiv-


'79 DODGE power wagon pick-up,
4WD, $1,200 OBO. 375-2393.
11:15p
'86 F150 FORD, looks good, runs
good, rides good, needs electri-
cal work, $700. No Best Offer.
773-6603. 11:15p
2000 DODGE RAM 2500, turbo
diesel, full power, 8 ft. bed. 735-
2626. 11:15c

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



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


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc.
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
S. 100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
ci4aote


SH SERVINGALTOURXO
HOME SOLUTION
REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGE


483 Circle Drive
Wauchula
Remodeled
4BR/1BA
New roof and
new A/C
Down payment assis-
tance up to $40,000
if qualified
Financing available
along with special
teacher financing!

Call Lindsay
863-607-HOME
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Only
$98P800


BRAVES
CONSTRUCTION

& ROOFING

We have many plans to choose from come by
and check out our great prices today!


999 US Hwy 17 South
Fort Meade, FI 33841
Tel. 863.285.7381
Open Monday thru Friday
8:00AM -5:00PM


4622 Mason Dixon
Bowling Green

3 bedroom /2 bath with great closet space


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1998 DODGE CUMMINS 2500 SLT
diesel, black, runs good, $6,900.
863-781-0670, 767-0187.
11:15-22p
WE PAY $125 FIRM no excuses
per junk car and we pick up. Carl.
863-832-2021. 11:1tfc
WILL PAY $125 for complete car.
We pick-up. Crooms. 773-0637.
10:25tfc


2005 YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, 3
person, FX high output, 14 hours,
$7,000. 863-698-3864. 11:15p
12' JON BOAT and trailer, $300.
863-767-1205. 11:15p


CHERRY DINING ROOM set, 4
chairs, buffet, $200. 773-9639.
11:15p

Good Shepherd Hospice
M1- d o UlePf01 Ho H-1 Wd Paliaiv Ca.
InfiI8yL/censedin 1984
Weekend nurses needed.
Opportunities are
available for:
RN, FT Runner
Take call from home and han-
dle urgent patient needs from
Saturday 8am-Monday 8am.
Full benefits.
RN, PT Admissions
Admit new. patients to hospice
programs and services
Saturday & Sunday. Flexible
hours. Some benefits.
RN, Per Diem
Visit patients weekdays 8am-
5pm in Wauchula.
LPN, PT
Per diem nurse needed mid-
night .8m throughout the
week. Flexible scheduling
available.
For consideration, please fax
resume to (863) 616-2536 or
apply online at www.good-
shepardhospice.org and click
on Career Opportunities.


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MAKING REAl. ESTATE REAL EASY."
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BILINGUAL SECRETARY Apply
in person Hardee Car. 11:15c
BARTENDER WANTED 4 nights
per week, 5 p.m. 1 a.m.. Peggy's
Corral East, Wauchula. Call 941-
962-0886. 11:8-12:6p
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


INSTRUCTOR needed to teach
Electrical Distribution courses In
Hardee County starting in
January. Position is part-time.
Extensive experience required.
Related degree and teaching
experience preferred. Hourly pay
rate: $22.71. Contact Tom Bush,
South Florida Community
College, (863) 784-7117. Appli-
cations are available at all SFCC
Campuses and on-line at
www.southflorida.edu. EA/EO.
11:8-29c

A kind word is like a spring
day.


New\\' Homes-. Pole Barns

FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
) Srn ing Hardee Count' lor over .'0 years
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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* 5 ACRES High & Dry, Hollandtown Rd.
$100,000 OBO
* 2/1 Mobile home & Lot Bowling Green $49,000
* 3/1 Remodeled house Bartow by golf course
$125,000
* 3/1 Block house Bartow $100,000
* Block house Avon Park, 3/1, Handyman Special
$53,000
* 3/1 Block, like new Lakeland $110,000
* 3/1 Frame, like new Bowling Green $86,000

Possible Owner Financing Availablel


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(863 '781-254~1,:n


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


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


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


Donna Steffens


Office hours8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


FEATURED HOME OF THE WEEK!

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BIG BIG HOUSE with lots and lots of room!! This
4/2 with double carport has many extras includ-
ing a large den/gameroom and two wood burn-
ing fireplaces. REDUCED to $175,000 for a quick
sale! Well worth It.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
Ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING
This 5-acre tract Is the perfect place for horses
or recreational purposes. Great place to relo-
cate your mobile home and family! Owner moti-
vated to sell! Reduced to Only $62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC Is the
perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract.
Owner says SELL IT!!!
JUST LISTED!!!
Nice 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!

COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY
We aim to serve you like you are
Our only customer.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
FOOTED TUB!!! This charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a Bed and Breakfast. 5
acres of high and dry land surrounds the oak shaded home. $194,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat
to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre 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. c111:15c


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5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
NEW LISTING!! Two blocks north of County
Line, Bowling Green CBS 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home on double lot, central Air and Heat open
porch, loaded with fruit trees, small pond. ONLY
$97,500.
NEW LISTING!! Older Frame Home 2 Bedroom,
1 Bath, laundry room, front porch, Bowling
Green area. $50,000.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
NEED MORE ROOM AT REDUCED PRICE??
Call today to view this 3/2 with separate Office
and Game room. This home features a large
kitchen and inside utility room at a Reduced
Price of $149,000.
FULLY FURNISHED!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, M/H
with Front & Back Screened porches, storage
shed & carport. Only $89,900.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65. Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. May not last long at list
price of $125,000.
QUIET AND SECLUDED!!!
This 5.5 acre parcel is located near Peace River
and offers a quiet and restful setting to camp or
build your home. $100,000.
ENJOY MORE SPACE!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft., new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.
PRICED TO SELL! 2.3 Acres with 5 bedrooms, 3
Bath, Concrete Block Home, 3576 total square
feet on Heard Bridge Rd. Only!! $219,000.
FIXER UPPER!!! This 2/2 home was minimal
repairs to be make with all material on Site.
Good Investment property listed at $96,000, or
make offer.
WILLOW DALE COMMUNITY!! Come and enjoy
55+ community living In this 2/2 home with an
Open floor plan and community pool. Home Is
close to shopping and hospitals. Price
Reduced to $191,000.


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16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
Creek Est., $60,000. 767-8822.
11:15tfc
PARK MODEL like new, H/A,
Crystal Lake #2540, $19,500.
Lewis 863-244-9331, Wauchula.
11:15-12:13p




HOME-BASED pet grooming. All
breeds. 773-4908. 11:15-12:13p
FREE TO GOOD home, long-hair
mix. House trained, male, 2 years
old. 767-1205. 11:15nc
UMBRELLA COCKATOOS, female
& male, w/cages, $1,200. 863-873-
4131. 11:15-22p


SHITZU PUPS, AKC first shots,
paper trained, $450, not kennel
raised. 941-456-0580. 11:8-12:6p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh

There is no greater loan
than a sympathetic ear.


2.75 ACRES FOR SALE. One time
offer. Low price. Mobile home
ready. 904-534-2609. 11:8-15p
5 ACRES ON Vandolah Rd., Hwy.,
frontage. 773-0248. 11:8-15p
5 ACRES FOR SALE 1260
Painter Road. Call 781-2375 or


781-7978. 10:18-11:15p

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RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc
ZOLFO 4/2, H/A, 1 acre, very nice.
735-2626. 11:15c


WAREHOUSE -OFMF YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
11:15-12:27c
WAREHOUSES SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack UIIrich
Warehouses. 773-6448. 11:15c
ASHLEY GLEN APTS. is now leas-
ing, Bartow. Move-in special. 1
BR 770 sqft, $575 mo. + deposit.
2 BR 1035 sqft, $675 +deposit.
Rent now and receive free mem-
bership to Southside Fitness
Center. Call 863-534-3034.
11:8-29c


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Auto Technician won't be undersold!!" Auto Technician


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 ac. Valencia groc, irrgated & drain tile.
$18.000 per ac Call David
NEW LISIING 100 ac. pasture. Llly area, gthuntin T$1.000
ac Call David, ,
3 BR / 2 BA VIAi__a-pwly=do 19 remodeled.
inground pool a i Jf .-- .,, ,
ELJOBEAN canal front 2B. 2B, mobile home on Ste, piVWaterwaN
Canal Concrete seawall, boat ramp and da\ its $219.00OWI all Bart.
5 ac. Hwy'62, good homesiec or development potenua. $9000. Call
Ban -.a r n
Older frame hrue N ith knoypi e.wallk- and ceilin-g ii'everal rooms.
This home si1ND1 l d ONiaIles est of
Wauchlula. Reads for ,our personal touch. $1115,000;,w
AVAILABLE NOW See the Leave- .Mournain cabin. sleeps 4-5.
Brn.on CitN. NC Call Bartn .
PRICED REDUCED Commercial 4 Lots Hw y 17 $200.000.
Bowling Green.

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SERINGFLORIAS /EARTLAND


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

Beautiful, secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for build-
ing your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
OWNER MOTIVATED Lovely CB/Stucco
home located in Knollwood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and
new roof. PRICE JUST REDUCED to
$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 $319,900
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/1Bth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000
OWNER VERY MOTIVATED! 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
Walk to school from this 4B/2.5Bth home, com-
pletely updated, 2 station beauty salon,
wood/carpet/ceramic tile, solid oak cabinetry
with ceramic tile counters, spacious master
suite and family room. $218,000


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


4/2 FAMILY HOME, nice neighbor-
hood, 'large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 11:8-15p
3/2 FAMILY HOME, nice neighbor-
hood, large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 11:8-15p
RECENTLY REMODELED duplex
in Zolfo Springs, 4BR/2BA, first &
last month rent, $700/month, and
security deposit. Call 863-781-
4529 for info. 11:Stfc
HOUSES/APTS/TRAILERS 9
locations, $125/wk & up. 773-
6616, 773-4567, 445-0915.
11:1-11:29p


3 TO CHOOSE FROM! 2BR/1B
apartments, Fort Meade area.
$500 month, $500 security. Sheila
375-9988, 781-3039, 285-7203.
11:8tfo
RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tionl Only $650 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:11tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc


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Your Home


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


Call Billy Hill

781-1062

We care about you! Billy Hill
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Tree

Removal


Cheapest Rates, By The Hour
or Contract.

Contact:;

Curtis Wilson


767-5349


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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert


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
LOOK AT THIS NEW PRICE! Excellent loca-
tion 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. $215,900
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
Lakeside Living! See this 2B/1Bth C/B home on
Lake Redwater; one acre lot. $238,900
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
14.74 acre tract; large pond and 4" well. $90,000

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


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Classifieds


Lonestar
ConstrLuctiCon Corf.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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Drivers Needed Immediatel;
must have valid
Farm Labor Contractor'
License Driving
Authorized.
Valid CDL
Call Jennifer at
863-899-8517
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We repair most
American cars
Full time mechanic
We are licensed and
insured!
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Classifieds-


COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehouses, salvage
yards. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 11:1-11:29p
* M-OVE-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
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


PAINTING Inside, outside, rea-
sonable rates, references. Don
Johnson. 773-3168. 11:15p


AVID'S HANDY MAN SERVICE -
Lic # 08-357. No job too small, 20
. ars experience. 863-781-1847
or 863-781-3892. 11:1-11:29p
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
honey won't We organize
garages, utilities, build shelves,
small repairs. We do it all.
10:18-11:15p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
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


Specializing in Variable Rate
Technology for all grove
applications including Temik.
KRA USE All operators are trained in
GROVE SERVICE, INC. greening and canker identification.

Darin Hughes David Terrell Efran Schraeder
Production Manager CCA, Grove Scout Operations Manager
863-781-0349 863-781-0536 863-781-0090
863-735-1286 2807 Ralph Johns Road Wauchula, FL 1"
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B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
JIM'S PAINTING house and
mobile home repair, interior and
exterior, licensed and insured,
fre estimates 767-9650.


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


MEDIUM EQUIPMENT moving or
hay hauling. 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


11:1-29p DO YOU HAVE a problem with
. -2 drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday nights 7 p.m. at St.
- PUMP Michael's Catholic Church, Heard
MP Bridge Rd., Wauchula and Tues-
PUMP day, Friday and Saturday nights 7
53) 77s e p.m. at First Methodist Church,
53) 773- Corner of Grape & Church St.,
7:18tfc Bowling Green. 7:18tfcdh
7:18tf OT


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay *Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(463) 7351-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16yards)
$ 100/Load
within 5 mile rad .iu ol Zioci Spii',.!.
Fill-To:. P:.,ardiu A ra,'
Hardee County Area only!


-BULL DOZER OR BOBCAT
WORK; large or small. 863-781-
1478. 10:25-11:22p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc


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


SATURDAY, 8-?, 1860 Dishong
Rd., Wauchula. 2-family. 11:15p
SAT., 8-?, 2-FAMILY, Palmetto
Clinic, Palmetto Street, furniture,
clothes. 11:15p


SATURDAY, 7-?, State Farm park-
ing lot between 17 & Oak. 11:15p
YARD SALE 8 a.m. ?, 185 Myrtle
Dr., Wauchula. Furniture, appli-
ances, etc. 11:15p


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

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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FOR HOUSES


dNAD LaND aND


MOBILE HoME


Lors!



Mobile Ph: 781-4577

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


BILL S TATON-
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IBowling Green Flea Market
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OPEN HOUSE
Sunday 1 p.m. 4 p.m.


606 Jones St., Bowling Green
3BR/1-1/2B, New appliances, updated interior,
new A/C, tile, total remodel, new roof, $119,900.


1041 Morgan Grice, Wauchula
4/2, Double wide, lots of storage, new A/C,
$59,900 Financing available.

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KELLER WILLIAMS
03R E A--L T Y


Mikey Colding
Realtor
(863) 781-1698


Tanya Dubberly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-3069 \ (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokerhae


Reduced.Reduced.Reduced*Reduced*Reduced
50 Acres of Improved pasture land Great location in south-
ern Hardee County. This property is fenced and cross-fenced
with 3,000 ft. of road frontage. Mature Oak trees with cow
pens and penning lane. .Two entranced already prepared with
culverts. Would make a beautiful homesite!
Now asking $8,000 per acre.
* 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) 781-1698 for 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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I N C., REA L T 0 R S
(863) 773-2128
I REALTORS
I JOE L. DAVIS
SREALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
Juan Delatorre
863-781-1128
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
97 ac ranch in the heart of PRICE REDUCED! 1.06 ac
Hardee Co.! Cleared pasture, 2 parcel w/Peace River frontage
barns, cattlepens, fencing & and city water & sewer. Zoned
ponds. Entertain in the unique R-1, which can accommodate 2
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. homesites, Being sold with
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, 0.35 ac parcel, which can
pine paneling & beams, garden accommodate 1 homesite
tubs, in-ground pool. $40,000!
$1,900,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5
Investor's Choice, 3BR/1BA, ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
CB home on 4.76 acs, north of
Arcadia. $169,900! HOMESITES OR INVEST-
20 ac pastureland is fenced MENT! Four residential lots in
20 ac pastureland is fenced Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
and has a 4-in. diameter well. Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
Great for horses or cattle are 100 x218', listed for
Secluded location would make $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
excellent homesite $12,000/ac! listed for $46,000! Golf course,
excellent homesite! $12,000ac community center, fishing pier,
Premier 100x125 ft residential and shops!
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf Grove, homesite or investment!
Course. $135,000! 10 ac E/M grove in Ft. Green
area has well, micro-jet irriga-
PRICE REDUCED! DEVEL- tion, power unit. $140,000!
OPMENT/RECREATION!
Beautiful pines & pastureland, Ready for your new home!
170.8 acs w/over 1/2 mile Three 5 ac tracts, paved rd
paved rd frontage. Located at frontage, W Hardee Co. Listed
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR 64 for $100,000 each! Make your
in Manatee Co. NOW offer today. Owners motivated!
$2,325,000!
Take part and locate your busi-
Bring your canoe and camper! ness in this growing commer-
Secluded 5 acs of native, wood- cial area! 450' on N FI Ave.
ed land close to Wauchula has Zoned commercial. $360,000!
deeded access to the beautiful
Peace River. Great recreation 22.8 acs pastureland, fenced
and investment property! & cross-fenced, w/4" diameter
$90,000! well. Includes small cabin, for
27 ac Hamlin grove in E great weekend getaway.
Hardee Co. $15,000/ac! $240,000!
Homesites available w/some 65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co
deed restrictions. Ten 5-6 ac has 25 acs Val & 40 acs -
tracts, Friendship area, Hardee E&M. Extensive reset pro-
Co. Possible owner financing, gram, 12" well, and new barn.
$125,000 each! Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
1E1ALTOR ASSOCIATES rIE H
KENNY SANDERS-.....781-0153 DAL.-- .....781-490
MONICA REAS.........-773-9609 Sp ;A ISQN....832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE....781-U1,8 !M.JEMICB0LSON .
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* 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 pmr


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719 Green Street
3BR/1 B, inground pool, $119,900


Carol's Realty
,(863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-2769
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SATURDAY 8-?, Gregory Lane
off Sumner Rd., Lake Dale area.
Go-cart, toys, kids, clothes,
kitchen appliances, furniture,
dishes, tools. 11:15p
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 7-?, 1751 Star
Ave., Wauchula Hills. 11:15p
SATURDAY, 8-2 p.m., 4846 Sally
Blvd., Bowling Green. 11:15p
SATURDAY, 9-3, 1520 Old Polk,
Rd. 11:15p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY 2 families,
corner of Center Hill and Thomas
Rd., take 62, 5 miles west. 11:15p
SATURDAY ONLY 7-?, 1688
Oden road, off Vandolah, freezer,
household. 11:15p
MOVING SALEI Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, 8-5, 498 Cypress Street,
off East Main, Wauchula.
Furniture, appliances, and a
whole lot more. 11:15p
BIG YARD SALE 5165 Dixiana,
Bowling Green. Nov. 21, 23, 24.
11:15p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, Boyd
Cowart Road. Lots of stuff. 11:15p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8:30-?, 2641
Boyd Cowart Rd., Lake Dale area.
Beanie Babies and lots more.
773-9497. 11:15p
You can never expect too
much of yourself in the
matter of giving yourself to
others.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1998 FORD
VIN: 1FMZU32X3WUB73032
8:00 A.M. NOV. 26,2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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Jeremiah
Car Center
( US 17-across from
Wauchula State Bank)
is leasing space in
our facility to an
automotive
mechanic
Our Space...

Your Business

786-218-5236
863-773-0624
Rentamos
facilidad
Para mechanic
decarros
nuestro espacio
es su negocio.

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Topsy See


NEW LISTING: App. 58 AC. Great for development property.
High and dry. Call for information.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,00
$85,000.
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. $549,000.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $39,000. $135,000
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.
2 BR 1 Bth. older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
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.
CHECK OUT THIS: approx. 2 acre beautiful building lot in
Bowling Green.
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.
B Topsy See, Broker
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cndis5c


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY

$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) 1



133 E. Townsend St.
Wauchula, Fl. 33873
Tues.- Fri. 10:00-5:00
Sat. 10:00-2:00

UNQU ITEMS


Christmas
Decor
Galore


Antique
Furniture
& Lamps
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2006 FORD
VIN: 1FAFP34N96W194617
8:00 A.M. NOV. 26, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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2004
463 Skidsteer
Bobcat
$4000.00
767-0934 or 781-2783
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5 & 8 AC, Arcadia
$120,000
OWNER FINANCING


VACANCY

PROGRESSIVE M.B. CHURCH
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
(1) TEACHER POSITION
Qualifications: Must have 40hrs/Childcare
CPR & First Aid or willing to obtain hours within
90 days after employment
Call: (863) 773-5814
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dzalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
3 & 4 Bedroom Apts. *
Rental rates beginning at $524 *
(plus eledric cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants
*Handicap Units available 9
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 dAM. 12:00 iNoen
Equal Housing Opportunity
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


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


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Short Tttiw Job Bankruptcy Repo Stow Pay


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Lale Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
Accepting applications for (2) positions in the
Sanitation department. General manual labor
working on and off Sanitation trucks. High school
diploma or GED equivalency desirable, but not
required. Requires valid Florida driver's license.
Apply at 126 S. 7th Ave., Wauchula. City of
Wauchula is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
a Drug Free Workplace. Closing date 11/26/2007
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Please view all my listings at:
suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
OWNER MOTIVATED Good location: 3BR/2Ba, pool, updated
kitchen, great room, fireplace $189,900.
80 acres on CR 665, road frontage, $13,900 per ac.
20 acres on Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per ac.
20 Ac. Hwy 62. Corner Lot 2 Paved Roads. Call for details.
7.50 acres on Hwy 17 near College. Call for information.
24.28 acres, Golden Oaks, secluded, good pasture land & building
site, $10,500 per ac.
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2.10 acres n riy con er SR 64 WI S nd G lfvipw v.aut t Dlrirs. $8U0000


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/.xv acres prune- corner bn o4 w. ana o yvew rvive. V,VV.
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.


Nov. 16th Ends 3:00 PM, Nov. 27th
AUCTION includes:
Timeshare (Fla. Keys), Vehicle(s), Antique Fishing
Lures, North Port Lot(s), Boating/Fishing
Equipment, Tools, Collectibles, Firearm(s),
M -i 1 and Much Morel paypar-

Real Estate & Personal Property Consignments
now being accepted!
See website for pictures & details:
www.FloridaOnlineAuctions.com


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Florida Auctioneers
& Realty, LLC
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Wauchula ~
(across from First National Bank)
773-6667


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Excursion
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$6,995

ar Co.
Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17 and REA Rd.
773-2011


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