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Crime Prevention


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Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 50
4 Sections, 36 Pages


Thursday, November 22, 2007


FALL FUN


plus 40 sales tax





$1.4 Million To



Beautify Wauchula


COURTESY PHOTO
A donation of pumpkins made playtime for the orangutans at the Center for Great Apes. Sammy, a 17-year-old retired
from the entertainment industry, keeps his skills by playing with his pumpkin. His mate Geri is also a former per-
former, as are several of the great apes sheltered at the center east of Wauchula in the Lemon Grove area who are
provided enrichment experiences as part of their care.




Everyone Gets A Meal


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The annual Thanksgiv-
ing dinner, sponsored by
Hardee County Ministe-
rial Association, will be
held today (Thursday).
The Thanksgiving meal
(turkey and all the trim-
mings) is at the Faith
Presbyterian Church Fel-
lowship Hall, 114 N.
Seventh Ave., Wau-


chula. Park in the lot off
U.S. 17 and Main Street.
The dinner is free to
anyone who needs a
meal. Serving begins at
11 a.m. and will continue
to about 2 p.m.
Community churches
donated and prepared
food for this event.
Volunteers to serve or
clean up should plan to
arrive about 9 a.m. Time


shifts for volunteers are 9
to noon or noon to 2:30.
Celebration Church
joined with Mojitos Cu-
ban Cafe for a Thanks-
giving Dinner Out-reach
last Saturday, providing
a home-cooked meal to
over 35 families, with 125
children and 60 adults.
The event was held at
Main Street Heritage
Park, where families


were shown
while they
meals.


a movie
ate their


In this time of
Thanksgiving, remember
the homeless and needy
by donating food or
funds to the Hardee Help
Center (773-0034), Alpha
& Omega Min-istries
(773-5717) or Cutting
Edge Ministries (773-
2484).


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Spending $1.4 million on
Wauchula streetscaping raised a
multitude of questions.
The Wauchula City
Commission struggled at its
recent meeting in deciding to
award bids to Spectrum Under-
ground Inc. for the work
approved and funded by the
state Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT)
The funding comes in two
parts, one designated for the
U.S. 17 corridor and one for
Main Street.
Commissioner Ken Lambert
questioned the type and ex-
pense of plants for the U.S. 17
three-mile corridor from the
Peace River Bridge to north of
Wauchula. Zolfo Springs will
do-the streetscaping south of the
bridge.
Lambert wondered about the
240 pink and 151 white crepe
myrtles, at a cost of $494.50
each. For plants which only
bloom six months of the year,
that is excessive, he said.
Erica Scheipsmeier of Austin
Growers, a member of the plan-
ning committee, said the plants
could be reduced to 30-gallon
pots and still, do well. The cost
includes warranty, and replace-
ment of plants which don't do
well, she said.
Rick Schappacher of the
Kimley-Horn engineering firm
which worked with DOT for
two years on developing
acceptable plans and obtaining
the funding for the city, said the
specific trunk size and gallon-
age were among the specifica-
tions DOT approved, but
adjustments could be made on
the number, spacing or size of
the plants.
Beside the crepe myrtle, the
$786,437.60 U.S. 17 streetscap-
ing will include 47 Southern
Magnolia, 79 Live Oak, 79 cab-
bage palms, Fakahatchee and
Lantana grasses and Bahia sod
as well as watering for those


plants outside the city irrigation
system.
It also includes pavers, curb-
ing, gateway signs and reloca-
tion of other signs and other
preparatory work.
Commissioner Jerry Conerly,
who had initiated work on the
project when he was city
administrator, said, "The gate-
way signage options are beauti-
ful." They will list the down-
town businesses and directions
to each.
Discussion on the east-west
work on Main Street caused
even more discussion. The
$668,700 bid comes in three
phases, Fourth Street to U.S. 17
North, the block between U.S.
17 North and U.S. 17 South,
and from U.S. 17 South to
Seventh Avenue.
It includes combinations of
pink crepe myrtle blended with
Eugenia Topiary, Indian Haw-
thorne and Spartan Juniper,
truncated dome walkway pav-
ers and ramps, asphalt restora-
tion, benches, trash receptacles
and signage.
Local businesses said they
had expected the Main Street
landscaping to go all the way to
Tenth or Florida avenues.
Schapacher said drainage
problems and differences in the
street and curb height affected
placing handicapped access and
would mean practically tearing
up the street to meet DOT
demands.
After much more discussion,
commissioners decided to
accept the bids and negotiate
with the company on size and
placement of plants. They also
planned to use ,Community
Redevelopment Agency dollars
to do landscaping from Seventh
to Ninth avenues, and try to
extend the other landscaping as
far as Tenth Avenue or Florida
Avenue that the DOT dollars
would allow.
The contracts call for com-
pletion in 150 days; hopefully,
by late summer.


Get In The Christmas Spirit


SIGNS REMOVED


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Those who have contributed
to us for years could stand a lit-
tle extra help at this time of
year.
There are at least three oppor-
tunities to give back to the
elderly residents of the com-
munity at least some of the joy
and blessing they have brought
into our lives.


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




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Resthaven, Hardee Manor
Care Center and H.O.P.E. of
Hardee are local groups who
welcome gifts or financial
assistance to make Christmas
brighter for the senior citizens
they serve.
Resthaven is no longer under
the support and supervision of
the county. It is a non-profit,
licensed Adult Congregate
Living Facility which provides
a home and care for 20 resi-
dents no longer able to safely
stay in their homes. The three
men and 17 women vary from
several in their late 80s or 90s
to some handicapped younger,
residents.
There are many gifts suitable
for these folks; homemade
blankets or laprobes, home dec-
orations to put on their wall or
dresser, warm socks or slippers,
personal toiletries such as hair
spray, shaving lotion, sham-
poos, handkerchiefs, a personal
bathing cloth are some sugges-
tions.
Most of all, residents like a


visit, someone to come out and
spend a little time with them.
Even those hard of hearing
enjoy company, someone to sit
with them, said assistant admin-
istrator Misty Barringer.recent-.
ly,
The Resthaven Christmas
party is set for Dec. 13.
Barringer said they hope to give
the 15 staff members a little
bonus for their dedicated labors
for the residents. Anyone want-
ing to help can send a donation
to Resthaven, 298 Resthaven
Road, Zolfo Springs, FL
33890.
Better yet, stop out at the
facility, the old Lemon Grove
School, about 10 or 11 miles
east of town off SR 64 about a
quarter mile south on
Resthaven Road.
Throughout the year, cards
and letters, meats for the freez-
er, canned food and other sta-
ples are welcome to supplement
what is available. For more
information, call Barringer at
See CHRISTMAS 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
The two No Trespassing signs placed Oct. 26 on the west side of Peace River on
County Line Road east of Bowling Green were removed by Polk County workers late
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14. A single No Loitering sign was left instead. State
Attorney Jerry Hill said his office would not prosecute no trespassing charges at the
river bridge. The Hardee Sheriff's Office reported they would not enforce the no tres-
passing signs at the public access bridge. However, it is against the law to loiter there.
There are also laws against littering, operating a motor vehicle or boat while under the
influence of alcohol or other drugs, and putting graffito on the bridge.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, November 22, 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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Kelly's Column
By Jim


TRIP DELAYED


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Trying to get to a hospital was delayed by an accident early Sunday afternoon. According to Wauchula Police
Department reports, Jessica Cortez, 19, of 2045 Rigdon Road, Wauchula was driving west on Townsend Street
about 1:30 and entered U.S. 17 into the path of a southbound 1992 Ford van driven by Miguel Santiago Cruz, 21, of
2903 Oak Hill Park, Wauchula. The 2003 Volvo in above photo, was driven by Cortez, who did not have a license.
Cruz complained of neck and back pain and was taken by ambulance. to Florida Hospital-Wauchula. Passenger
Margarita Garcia, 21, who was about to have a child, was transported to DeSoto Memorial Hospital to have her
baby. She and two other passengers were uninjured by the accident. Sgt. John Eason charged Cortez with viola-
tion of the right of way and no valid license.


Mike Sole, secretary of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, has invited 25 area and state leaders to
form the first-ever Peace River Basin Management Advisory
Committee.
The list will include county commissioners and chiefs of sev-
eral state agencies, including community development, wildlife,
transportation and agriculture. The group will meet four times a
year. The Audubon Society and the Sierra Club are invited to mem-
bership.
The Polk County Democrat, in a Nov. 14 article written by
Greg Martin, said an impact study authorized by the state in 2003
indicated the Peace River basin has lost 136,000 acres of wetlands,
343 miles of streams and Kissengen Springs, which once emptied
millions of gallons of water a day into the river.
Major impacts to the river basin have been by urban develop-
ment, phosphate mining and agriculture.
Sole would like to have committee members from Charlotte,
DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Peace River has very low water levels now. When we do get a
big rain, the water level rises but goes back down quickly without
continued rains.

The Hardee Wildcat football team played 'a, tough game at
Sarasota Booker Friday night, losing to the Tornadoes 14-3.
Hardee's defense played very well.
Hardee backs Jayquan Gandy and Jordan Grimsley ran well.
Back Jimmy Cimeus was out with an injury. Trailing late in the
game 7-3, Grimsley made a great long run but was stopped at the
Booker 4, and the Cats failed to score points then. Late in the first
half Hardee drove to the Booker 21 and came away empty. In the
first half Jose Castaneda kicked a 40-yard field goal for the Cats.

Rev. Jim Harris, pastor of Riverview Heights Baptist Church,
spoke to the Wdiuchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday about being
thankful. He said people should be thankful to have food, clothing,
transportation and housing.
People should be thankful year-around and cultivate a thank-
ful attitude and try to be a blessing to others, he said.

The Hardee High basketball teams will swing into action soon.
Here's hoping for a good hoop season.

I hope we have a good outcome in Iraq. President George Bush
launched the invasion in March 2003 and we are still there. A few
days ago a suicide bomber 35 miles northeast of Baghdad blew up
himself or herself as American soldiers were handing out toys to
children. Three soldiers and three children were killed, reported the
Associated Press.
Gasoline prices are over $3 a gallon. The upcoming presiden-
tial election will be important. Democrats won many political races
in 2004 but have not been able to end the war in Iraq.
America and the world needs a lot of prayer and wisdom from
leaders. It will be interesting to watch the presidential primaries
unfold, see who the Democratic and Republican candidates will be
and who wins the election in November 2008.

We hope everyone in Hardee County has a good Thanksgiving
holiday.

Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have
need of help, something for which you get no pay but the
privilege of doing it.
-Albert Schweitzer


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CHRISTMAS
Continued From 1A
773-6000.
Hardee Manor Care Center,
601 Orange Place, Wauchula,
south from Carlton Street to the
end of Ninth Avenue, has 79
residents who would welcome
visitors. Perhaps someone can
adopt a grandmother or grand-
father, someone who has no
family to visit. Cards and let-
ters, small gifts or a visit would
mean so much to these resi-
dents.
Anyone wanting to help can
get information from social
director Bernice at 773-3231.
Finally, H.O.P.E (Helping
Older' People Enthusiastically)
provides daily meals eaten at
the center at 317 N. Eighth
Avenue, Wauchula, or taken to
the homes of those unable to get
out much.
H.O.P.E. also provides home
care, assistance with bathing,
shampoos and such as well as
homemaking chores to enable
people to remain in their homes
as long as possible.
Many of their clients have no
close relatives and would wel-
come a small gift at Christmas.
To find out how you can help,
call Executive Director Ann
Martin or her staff at 773-2022.


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COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in the marriage
license section on Oct. 25
was incorrect. It should
have said: Fred Daniel
Cook Jr., 24, Wauchula,
and Julie Marie Platt, 32,
Zolfo Springs.

CRIME BLOTTER
An entry in last week's
issue had an incorrect
address supplied by the
Sheriff's Office booking
department. The entry
should have said: Javier
Chano Mendez, 18, 710
Mine Road, Bartow, bur-
glary of an unoccupied
building, possession of
burglary tools and larceny.

FOOTBALL MONTAGE
The photo montage of
the Hardee Wildcat match-
up with the DeSoto Bull-
dogs, appearing in Nov. 8
edition, is reprinted in this
section today. Printing
problems rendered the
earlier version unclear.
Readers may check out
the action on 9A.

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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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
Record Crowd Expected At
Wauchula-Bartow Tilt: A record
crowd of football fans is
expected at the Wauchula-
Bartow football clash here next
Friday night, according to
Coach L. M. Moseley.
The game is expected to draw
the largest crowd of football
fans ever to see a contest here,
and will pit two of the state's
strongest football teams.

General Election Set New
Record For State: Florida voters
went to the polls on Nov. 8 and
cast a new high record for a
general election in this state
when 279, 593 of them marked
their ballots, according to fig-
ures tabulated Monday in the
Secretary of State's office.

Governor Carlton Visits
Relatives In Wauchula: Gov.
Doyle E. Carlton left Monday
for Tallahassee after spending a
couple of days here with his
mother.
, He attended a dinner in
Tampa Friday and drove here
Saturday morning, later that
day attending the Florida rodeo
in Arcadia, where he was the
principal speaker.

Presbyterians Plan Anniver-
sary Sunday: Members of the
First Presbyterian Church of
Wauchula plan to celebrate the
22nd anniversary of the organi-
zation of their church here and
the fifth anniversary of Rev.
Ryan L. Wood's pastorate in the
local church.

Bonnet Club: The Bonnet
club had its regular meeting
Wednesday night at the home of
Miss Hazel Peters. After a short
business session, everyone
enjoyed the occasion with the
program planned by the com-
mittee.
The slogan, "Nos reunimos
para comer," was carried out
with hot cocoa, ham and tomato
sandwiches. After a long round
table discussion, we took our
bonnets and went our way.

50 YEARS AGO
Wilma Richardson Has
Champion Steer At Fat Stock
.Show: Wilma Richardson, local
4-H girl, has champion steer at
fat stock show, which was held
as a part of the County Fair
activities last week. Wilma is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dean Richardson of Zolfo
Springs. She showed an Angus
steer that weighed in at 1,135
pounds and sold to Security
Mills of Tampa Inc., for
$567.50.

y, Wauchula Cub Scouts Enjoy
Field Day: Wauchula's Cub
Ig Scout Pack 410 journeyed to
Highlands Hammock State Park
id for a field day of activities last
Wednesday, Nov. 13. Approxi-
ie mately 75 persons were on hand
to watch the 22 Cubs go
through competitive skill tests
including archery, axemanship,
fire building, first aid and oth-
ers.

Local Woman's Club Hears
UF Professor: November 10-16
being American Education
Week, the Wauchula Woman's
Club was fortunate in having
Dr. Myron Cunningham as
guest speaker at its regular
meeting, Nov. 15th. Dr.
Cunningham is associate pro-
fessor of education at the
University of Florida College of
Education.

Dams For Peace River
Proposed By Game Dept.: A
systems of dams to improve
fishing of Peace River and Cen-
tral Florida lakes has been pro-
posed by the state Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission.
The purpose of the dams
would be twofold: Conserv-
ation of water and improvement
of recreation facilities, includ-
ing fishing.

Two Big Realty Sales


Recorded: Two sizeable real
estate transactions were record-
ed last week in Hardee County.
Mary A. Bryan and James M.
Bryan sold 40 acres of land to
Doyle E. Carlton and wife of
Tampa for an indicated price of
$56,000.
Dewey H. Summers sold 330
acres of mostly improved pas-
ture land to Doyle E. Carlton Jr.
and wife of Wauchula for an
indicated consideration of
$26,000.


District Banquet Held At
Methodist Church: Approxi-
mately 100 youth and their
counselors and pastors of this
area attended the annual Fidelis
MYF. sub-district banquet at
the First Methodist Church fel-
lowship hall Monday evening.

25 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Win Heartland Con-
ference Title: The Hardee
Wildcats won the Heartland
Conference title for the second
year in a row and the fourth
time in the last five years at
Arcadia Friday night.

Third Grade Students Per-
form Thanksgiving Program for
PTO: Third graders at North
Wauchula Elementary put o' a
program entitled "Things For
Which We're Thankful" at a
Parents Teachers Organization
(PTO) meeting on Tuesday of
last week. Students who partic-
ipated in the program were Jean
Shackelford, Brent Thompson,
Jessica Gough, Mandy Corbett,
Devon Grimes, and Shelley
Raburn.

Decker Family Especially
Thankful: The Spencer Decker
family is especially thankful
this Thanksgiving because
LeRoy, 10, who was shot with a
12-gauge shotgun Oct. 3,
arrived home last weekend to
be with the family for the fes-
tivities.

Zolfo Springs Kindergarten
Celebrates Thanksgiving: The
Zolfo Elementary kindergarten
classes celebrated Thanksgiv-
ing Tuesday with a feast of
turkey and all the trimmings
topped off with pumpkin pie in
front of the school. Half of the
students made feathered bands
to wear around their heads to
represent Indians. The other
half of the students made bon-
nets and top hats to wear to rep-
resent the pilgrims.

Wauchula Board Of Realtors
Elects Joe L. Davis Jr. As
President: Joe L. Davis Jr. has
been elected as president of the
Wauchula Board of Realtors for
the coming year.
Elected vice president was
Lawrence Roberts and secre-
tary-treasurer, Doris Lambert.

Farm Bureau Celebrates
Farm and City Week: National
Farm and City Week is being
celebrated this week by the
Hardee County Farm Bureau.
Farm and City Week is an
international observance aimed
at promoting better understand-


ing between farm and city resi-
dents. This year is the 28th
annual observance of Farm and
City Week and the slogan is
"Partners in Progress."

10 YEARS AGO
Day-Long Downpour
Drowns Hardee County: With
more than a month left in 1997,
Hardee County is already over
the rainfall totals for last year.
Over 10 inches of rain fell in
some areas throughout Hardee
County and Peace River crested
at 11 feet above average.

Old Bowling Green Business
To Close: A longtime Hardee
County business is closing its
doors at the end of November
after nearly 82 years. Nicholson
Supply Co. was first established
as Hrabel & Case Hardware in
early 1916.

UF-FSU Rivalry at HHS:
There are Gator and Seminole
fans at Hardee High School.
Many of the teachers at HHS
are looking forward to the
annual rivalry between Florida-
Florida State in the football
game coming up this Saturday.
Roy Shaw and Principal Steve
Myers are Gator fans. However,
they are outnumbered by the
amount of Seminole fans. Bette
Orwig, Judy Terrell, Marsha
Timmerman and Cindie Fischer
root for the Seminoles.

HHS Runners Excel: A lone
senior and a squad of sopho-
mores will make the trip to the
state cross country competition
this weekend.
Hardee senior Josh Albritton
achieved his season's goal, to
make it to the state meet, by
placing 13th in the regional
meet at Fort Lauderdale
Saturday.

Wildcats Win District Swim
Meet: Seven school records
were broken and six boys
brought home district champion
medals as the Hardee Wildcats
and Lady Wildcats excelled in
the District 7 meet last week-
end.

'The Odd Couple' Continues
This Weekend: Oodles of
laughter could be heard last
weekend coming from the reno-
vated Wauchula City Hall Audi-
torium as audience members
watched the Hardee County
Players production of Neil
Simon's "The Old Couple." The
cast included Claire Terrell,
Richard Nicholson, Tracy Bax-
ter, Gibby Randall, Clarence
Bolin, Bill Reid, Mark Cange-
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FRANCES ELOISE
O'HARA
Frances Eloise O'Hara, 83,
died Wednesday, November 14,
2007, at her home in Can-
ton,Ga.
Born in Vienna, Ga., on Dec.
28, 1923, she was a longtime
resident of Homeland until she
moved to Canton, Ga. in 2003.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade
and a former longtime Sunday
School teacher.
She was preceded in death by
her husband W.W. O'Hara.
Survivors are two sons,
Robert Larry O'Hara of Home-
land and Jerry O'Hara of Eaton
Park; daughter Karen Wayne-
right of Ocala; and several
grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Friday, Nov.
16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
vices were at 1 p.m. at the
Homeland Cemetery.
Hancock Funeral Home
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FRED HASH
Fred Hash, 87, of Wau-
chula, went to be with his
Lord on Nov. 17, 2007.
Born April 21, 1920 in
Whitetop, Va., he had been a
resident of Wauchula for 35
years. He was a builder by
trade, and attended Oak
Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include seven
children, Geneva Beavers
and husband Bob of Wau-
chula, Jeretta J. Hash of Wau-
chula, Wanda Felt of Gaines-
ville, Benjamin Hash and
wife Sandra of Wauchula,
Fredia Head and husband
William of Arcadia, Shelia
Hash of Wauchula, and
Sharon McCrary and hus-
band Larry of Wauchula;
three brothers; one sister;
eight grandchildren, Pamela
Grimes, Monica Block,
Adam Hash, Teresa Rosen-
berger, Mark Felt III, Cynthia
Bone, Lance McCrary and
Will Head; and eight great-
grandchildren, Wesley Grim-
es, Dillon and Zackary Head,
Devanee Hash, Ryan, Mason
and Colton Block, and Taylor
Bone.
Visitation was held at Oak
Grove Baptist Church on
Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 1-
1:30 p.m., followed by his
funeral service at 1:30 p.m.
with the Rev. Jim Davis offi-
ciating. Burial followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun
N Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL
33872.



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MARY VIRGINIA
FERGUSON
Mary Virginia Ferguson, 84,
died Saturday, November 17,
2007, in Ocala.
Born Dec. 9, 1922, in
Wheeling W.Va. she was the
daughter of the late Daniel
Frank and Lena Ebbert. She
was an Army veteran of WWII
and also worked as a secretary
for American Cyanamid near
St. Mary's, W.Va. She moved to
Fort Meade with her husband in
1979 and resided there until
recently moving to Ocala. She
was a Methodist.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; husband, Walter L.
Ferguson; and one brother.
Daniel Ebbert.
She is survived by one son,
James Ferguson and his wife
Joan of Ocala; sister, Pat
Breeden of Wheeling W.Va.;
five grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
The family received friends
Monday,-Nov. 19, from 6 8
p.m. Funeral services were
Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at
the funeral home chapel.
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JAMES ALFRED
ROGERS
James Alfred Rogers, 77,
of Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, November 7, 2007 at his.
home.
He was born Nov. 26,
1929 in Wauchula, and had
been a lifelong resident of
Hardee County. He was a
cattleman and citrus grower,
and served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church.
"Hd ~.is preceded in death
by hjs wife, Catherine
Janiece Rogers.
Survivors include his
daughter, Gail Smith and
husband David; son, Steve
Rogers; grandsons, Justin
Smith and wife Cindi, Jared
Smith and wife Caitlin, and
Darrick Rogers and wife
Nikki; granddaughters, Jaime
Smith and Heather Rogers;
and great-grandchildren,
Zackary, Blake, and Heidi.
Visitation was Friday,
Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel. Ser-
vices were held on Saturday,
Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Oak
Grove Baptist Church with
the Rev. Jim Davis officiat-
ing. Burial was in Oak Grove
Cemetery.



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FRED HASH
Fred Hash, 87, of Wauchula,
died Saturday, November 17,
2007.
Born April 21, 1920 in
Whitetop, Va., he had been a
resident of Wauchula for 35
years. He was a builder by
trade, and attended Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
Survivors include seven chil-
dren, Geneva Beavers and hus-
band Bob of Wauchula, Jeretta
J. Hash of Wauchula, Wanda
Felt of Gainesville, Benjamin
Hash and wife Sandra of
Wauchula, Fredia Head and
husband William of Arcadia,
Shelia Hash of Wauchula, and
Sharon McCrary and husband
Larry of Wauchula; three broth-
ers; one sister; eight grandchil-
dren, Pamela Grimes, Monica
Block, Adam Hash, Teresa
Rosenberger, Mark Felt III,
Cynthia Bone, Lance McCrary
and Will Head; and eight great-
grandchildren, Wesley Grimes,
Dillon and Zackary Head,
Devanee Hash, Ryan, Mason
and Colton Block, and Taylor
Bone.
Visitation was held at Oak
Grove Baptist Church on
Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 1-1:30
p.m., followed by his funeral
service at 1:30 p.m. with the
Rev. Jim Davis officiating.
Burial followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake
Blvd, Sebring, FL 33872.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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FREDDIE McKINLEY
EVANS
Freddie McKinley Evans,
69, of Wauchula, died with
dignity on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 13, 2007 with his family-
by his side.
He was born Nov. 3, 1938
in Hodges, Ala. He grew up
in the surrounding and mov-
ed to Wauchula in 1967. He
was best known for his career
in auto repair and painting.
He was a member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church. A gei-'
tie man, he was well loved by'
family and friends and will
be remembered with respect.
Safe in the arms of Jesus, in
God's keeping, he will be
sorely missed.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, four siblings
and his son Billy Joe.
He is survived by his wife
Martha; son John of Wau-,
chula; two daughters, Connie
of Bowling Green and Paula
of Avon Park; two grandchil-
dren; and great-grandchil-
dren, four siblings, Cecil and
Lecil of Wauchula, and Char-
lotte and Donnie of the Fort
Myers area.
The family received
friends on Thursday, Nov. 15
at the funeral home.



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Obituaries


GEORGE C. FAIR
George C. Fair, 79, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, Novem-
ber 12, 2007.
Born Nov. 26, 1927, in
Solon, N.Y., he and his wife
moved to Fort Meade from
New York 34 years ago. He was
employed by Kaplan Meat
Packing and also worked in the
produce and meat department
of Smiling Jack's Market. He
served in the U.S. Army and
U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War, where he received
a purple heart.
HIe was preceded in death by
his son Howard Fair.
He is survived by his wife of
50 years, Florence Slocum Fair
of Fort Meade; two daughters,
Linda Gargus and husband
Dennis of Bowling Green and
Pam Fair of Bartow; three sons,
Gary Fair, Tim Fair and J.J.
Fair and wife Denise, all of Fort
Meade; sister Jessie Fuller of
Syracuse, N.Y., brother Howard
Fair and wife Bea of Yacaipa,
Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Thursday,
Nov. 15, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Friday at
2 p.m. at the funeral home.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


JAMES ALFRED ROGERS
James Alfred Rogers, 77, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
November 7, 2007 at his home.
He was born Nov. 26, 1929
in Wauchula, and had been a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. He was a cattleman
and citrus grower, and served in
the U.S. Army. He was a mem-
ber of Oak Grove Baptist
Church.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Catherine Janiece
Rogers.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Gail Smith and husband
David; son, Steve Rogers;
grandsons, Justin Smith and
wife Cindi, Jared Smith and
wife Caitlin, and Darrick
Rogers and wife Nikki; grand-
daughters, Jaime Smith and
Heather Rogers; and great-
grandchildren, Zackary, Blake,
and Heidi.
Visitation was Friday, Nov. 9
from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services were
held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2
p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jim Davis
officiating. Burial was in Oak
Gro'e Cemetery ...
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


FREDDIE McKINLEY
EVANS
Freddie McKinley Evans,
69, of Wauchula, died on Tues-
day, November 13, 2007 at
home.
Born Nov. 3, 1938 in
Hodges, Ala., he grew up in that
area before moving to
Wauchula in 1967. He worked
in auto repair and painting. He
was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, four siblings and his
son Billy Joe.
He is survived by his wife
Martha; son John of Wauchula;
two daughters, Connie of
Bowling Green and Paula of
Avon Park; two grandchildren;
and great-grandchildren, four
siblings, Cecil and Lecil of
Wauchula, and Charlotte and
.Donnie of the Fort Myers area.
The family received friends
on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the
funeral home.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


Obituaries

HERBERT C. BUCK
Herbert C. Buck of Fred-
ericksburg, Texas, and former
resident of the Hart community
died' Friday, November 16,
2007 in his home.
He is survived by four
daughters and their spouses,
Beverly C. Chase of Kissim-
mee, Barbara J. Phillips of
Redding Calif., Elizabeth B.
Gavitt and husband Tom of
Fredericksburg, Texas, Linda J.
Fonville and husband Robert of
Durham, N.C.; nine grandchil-
dren; and nine great-grandchil-
dren.
His wishes were to be cre-
mated. A service will be held
graveside on Sunday Nov. 25 at
3 p.m. in the Hart Cemetery in
Wauchula.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hart Cemetery
or Center for Great Apes, P.O.
box 488, Wauchula, FL 33873.
,Beckmann Funeral Home
Fredericksburg, Texas


Plan Ahead For
Chili Dinner
There will be a Project
Graduation chili supper on
Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 6
p.m at the Wauchula
Elementary School Cafeteria
off South Florida Avenue.
Dinner will include chili,
cornbread, dessert and
drinks. Diners have the
option of eating in or take-
out.

Holiday Changes
Garbage Route
Due to the Thanksgiving
holiday, the Hardee County
Landfill will be closed today
(Thursday). In the county
and Zolfo Springs, Hardee
County Disposal Inc. picked
up Thursday's route Wed-
nesday. Friday and Sat-
urday's garbage pickup will
remain the same. It will
reschedule its trash pickup
to Wednesday, Nov. 28
instead of the normal pickup
on Nov. 21.
Bowling Green and Wau-
chula will both be closed on
Thursday in honor of the
Thanksgiving holiday. Both
Wauchula and Bowling
Green will pick up Thurs-
day's and Friday's garbage
routes on Friday.


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Craft Show
The First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula will host
an antique craft show on
Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a "Trash and
Treasures" section at the
show. Residents are wel-
come to contribute rummage
items, baked goods and
refreshments. For more
information, call Lora Brewer
at 773-9504.

Coping With Grief
Seminar Monday
Hope Hospice staff will
present a special program
on "Grief Support At Holiday
Time," on Monday, Nov. 26
at 2 p.m.
The program will be at the
Florida Hospital-Wauchula
community room, 533 W.
Carlton Street. Refresh-
ments will be served. Any-
one interested is invited to
attend.

Library Looks
For Volunteers
The Hardee.County Public
Library is looking for friendly
folks, including students,
who enjoy working with peo-
ple and books, to shelve
materials and do other mis-
cellaneous jobs.
Volunteer training and flex-
ible hours are available. If
you are interested, contact
Library Director Patti Lang at
773-6438 or stop by the
library at Courthouse Annex
II, U.S. 17 and Oak Street.

Be An Angel
For Someone
Would you like to be an
"angel" for someone this
Christmas season? Hardee
Manor Care Center, 401
Orange Place, Wauchula,
has the opportunity for you to
adopt a grandparent.
Community folks who want
to bring cheer to one of the
79 residents, particularly
those with no families near
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CARD SHARK
There's only so many hours of the day for outside activities. With
it getting dark so early now, the girls and I searched around for an
indoor activity aside from vegging out in front of the television
- and came up with playing card games.
I'm here to tell you that Mattel's Skip-Bo is not for the faint of
heart, especially when playing against someone like my eldest
daughter Jillian, who takes to card games like a tiger takes to fresh
meat.
"It's all right, Mom, you're good at other things," she said one
night, grinning, after whipping me for the third time in a row.
"Shut up, Jill."
"Touchy, touchy."
"I know what I need," I said, rising from the table and stretch-
ing my back, "I need a cold drink. You deal."
I poked around in the refrigerator looking for juice and found
a Dr. Pepper. I can't drink anything with caffeine in it after 6 p.m.
or at I a.m. I'll still be staring at the ceiling wishing for sleep. But
I was in need and it was right there ... available.
"Dang," I muttered, holding the frosty can in my hand, wanti-
ng it bad, but knowing the price I would pay. "To heck with it," I
said, popping the top, "you only live once."
"Way to walk on the wild side, Mom," Jillian said, shickering.


"Just deal the cards."
I was thirsty, and drank half the can in the first few swallows.
I began the new game with the same sinking feeling of dread I had
had with preceding games, already losing in my mind and wishing
it was over. Then a miraculous thing happened: My left knee start-
ed bouncing, and I leaned forw. over the table. The colors on the
cards came into sharp focus and I suddenly noticed a play I had
been about to miss.
It didn't take me long to figure out that the caffeine, or at the
very least the sugar, had kicked in, and I was now as alert and
focused as a starving polar bear poised over an ice hole.
"I'm gonna whoop you this time," I said, meaning it.
Jillian rolled her eyes and then, even worse, gave me a conde-
scending little smile. "I have skills," she warned.
"The truth is," I replied, as I played out all the cards in my
hand and picked up a new set, "I have skills, too, I just haven't been
using them to my full advantage."
I was snapping cards and flipping them like a woman pos-
sessed, and about halfway through the game it became clear to both
of us that I had a substantial lead.
"I wouldn't get excited if I were you," Jillian muttered, "I can
still turn this thing around."
"You could, but you won't."
"How do you know?".
Was that worry wrinkling her brow?
"Cuz I ain't gonna let you. You need to be brought down a peg
or two. How do you know I haven't been letting you win?"
I won the game by one card. Not the kind of,.lead you write
home about, but enough to give me hope for the future. Am 1 going
to tell her that it was the caffeine that did the trick? Never.
Jillian's still scratching her head, wondering how many
times I might have "let her win."


November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A
The price, of course, was that at I a.m. I was still lying there
in bed staring at the ceiling. Was it worth it?
Yep. Worth every minute of it.



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* 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 3BRf2BA 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 IFOR MORE DETAILS.
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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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PADDLE BOAT w/bimini top for
sale or trade for canoe, $150.
Also looking to buy used canoes.
773-9588. 11:22p


DRIVER Delivery truck for orna-
mental nursery. Apply: Peace
River Growers, 3521 N. Nursery
Rd., Zolfo Springs. EOE 11:22-29c,


Lonestar
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General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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Build up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
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Meets 120mph Wind Codes

NO PRESSURE SALES

Prices Plus Sales Tax & County Fees
Photo for display purposes only


15'x25'x9'
Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional Door, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab*

$8,295.00,
*Concrete & Installation by Others

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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie G. Sambrano


SPECIALS OF THE WEEK


For discerning buyer Great location close to town Corner lot -
3BR/2BA executive home 2 car garage High rise camper carport -
New AC Roof replaced after Charlie New garage door -
New interior painting stone fireplace Landscaped automatic
sprinkler system 4" well and many more extras.
Shown by appointment $249,000.00
We can now arrange to buy your property; homes lots -
land if you need to sell quickly or if in no hurry;
we will list and sell.

Come see this immaculate 4BR/2BA home with laminate wood
flooring and ceramic title in both baths and the kitchen. Sit in
the back screened patio overlooking the fully landscaped and
fenced backyard great for the family pet. A must see to
appreciate. All for $162,000.00.
Enjoy golfing? Come see this 3BR/2BA CB home in a golf com-
munity. Home has laminate wood flooring, ceramic tile in the
kitchen and baths and carpet in the bedrooms. Four sets of
French doors opening into the back screened patio
overlooking an 18-hole golf course.
Reduced from $264,900 to $219,900.
Wal-mart is right around the corner! Come see this 3-4BR/1BA
CB home outside the city limits, but walking distance to
shopping 1,900 plus living area Total under roof over 2,500 -
high, dry lot. You will enjoy this neighborhood. $169,900.00


The Nature lover's delight Secluded 5 acres out from Zolfo -
Wooded Nature Trails Septic tank Well
Reduced to $99,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember


EBUAI. OUSOg
OPPORTUNMI


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


(863
(863
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After hours
John Freeman
7 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano
5 Jason Johnson


) 781-4084
) 559-9392
) 245-6891
) 781-3734
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Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
" Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


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719 Green Street
.31311/1 B, inground pool, $1119,600


C arol's Realty
(863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-2769'
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DRIVERS Owner/Operators:
Home every weekend & during
the weels! Drop/hook! www.bro-
wntrucking.com. 800-241-5624
x.106. 11:22-29p
0


CHRISTIAN COMPANY seeks 3
people for business partnership
to market product that fights
MRSA staph. Call 863-773-6222.
11:22p
1


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


Avg


773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service


SI Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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Lease


is now hiring

DELIVERY DRIVERS
Appy in person at 1026 S. 6th Ave .Wauchula 33873

$9 hour + bonus & BENEFITS.
Load/deliver/set-up of merchandise
40hrs. per week Sunday off. Must pass crimi-
nal & drug test, 21 yrs. or older, clean MVR
773-0587 for directions
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0 Florida Institute For
eurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.
Social Worker-Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or
Human Services req'd. 1 yr social work exp. in a health
care setting with long-term care exp. preferred.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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"LOCAL ESTABLISHED company
seeking full-time employee with
light accounting and data entry
experience. Reply to Box A, P.O.
Box 338, Wauchula, FI 33873.
11:15tfc
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


C.N.A.'s NEEDED Certified
Nursing Assistants needed to
provide assistance in the home of
elderly and disabled. Full-time
w/benefits. $9.00/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, DFWR
11:22-12:13c


SEBRING, Orange Blossom Blvd.,
brand new 2007 3/2, laundry
room, patio, stainless steel appli-
ances, ceramic tile floors, CBS on
a 80'x125' lot over looking a 53
ac. beautiful nursery, $158,500.
863-781-0599. 11:15-12:13p
FOR SALE BY CAROL'S REALTY,
863-412-8932, 4BR/2B dou-
blewide, lots of storage, new a/c,
$59,900. Financing available. 3
BR/1B concrete block home,
$79,900. 11:8tfc
3BR/2B BLOCK HOME. 781-1062.
515 S.8th., $108,000. 11:22c
PRECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.5105dixi-
ana.com. 11:1tfc
HARDEE COUNTY $495 MOVES
YOU IN! BRAND NEW
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc


HIGHLANDS COUNTY $495
MOVES YOU IN! Brand new
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo,
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc


Honey-Do A
"We do what your honey won't"
Richie Evans
26 yrs. Construction Experience
Organize garages, small repairs, Contractor Referral, Debris Removal
/2.Christmas lights hang & take down.
I Having family & friends over?
Need help with your tents & chairs?
We cater to your needs!
(863) 781-6396 Lic.#1195 0t1,22-12:27,


CALVES FOR SALE and cow haul-
ing. Kaylee Hauling. 773-4821.
11:15-12:13p


LOST Catahula Leopard Cur dog
on Popash Rd. It is tri-colord with
glass eyes. If found please con-
tact Danny Skitka at 781-0047.
11:22p
BLACK CAT vicinity of Green St.,
long hair answers to name Abner.
781-2732. 11:22p


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


BLACK ANGUS BULL curly hair
on forehead, weighs about 1,500
Ibs., missing from 698 Holland-
town Rd., last seen heading east.
773-2034. 11:22p
COW found on Sauls Rd.,
10/28/07. 773-9203 for more info.
11:15-22p


'GUAVAS shells prepared for
cobblers and jam. 735-0349.
11:22-12:20p


Zolfo Springs
cI8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


4 '- GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.
Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


dzalea Adpartments

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

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 dM. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity
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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
@ 5:00 p.m. c111:15-22c


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SERVING HARDEE COUNTY SINCE 1975

FOR ALL YOUR STORAGE NEEDS CALL


863-773-6448

Corner of Goolsby St. and N. 9th Ave.

1 Block East of Florida Ave. 11


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The


Classifieds


"NEW NEVER USED TEC Char-
broil grill, rotisserie, cover and
tank. Cost over $850 need to sell
for $500. 773-6168 evenings.
11:22p
FREE BOXES, steel barrels & pal-
lets, often available. 727-213-
9889, local business. 11:22nc
-RBAN'S POINSETTIAS at Craft-
Show, Dec. 1, 313 W. Palmetto.
11:22p
HOMEMADE PUMPKIN rolls, $10
without or $11 with nuts. Lena
Sconyers 773-9080, 863-512-
1901. 11:15-22p

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,.
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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FOR SALE: 2/2 16x80 mobile
home and lot. 863-781-7247.
11:22-12:20p
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
12/10/07 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and
storage charges:
2001 OLDS ALERO
VIN#: 1G3NL52TX1C150263
Sale to be held at: ROBERTS TOWING
377 OLD DIXIE HWY BbWLING
GREEN, FL. 33834. Roberts Towing
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FOR SALE by owner 2005 3/2
mobile home that sits on .75
acres features garden tub, island
in kitchen, and surrounding citrus
trees. Owner asking $85,000 or
best offer. Call BJ 863-781-0048.
11:22-12:13p
16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
Creek Est., $60,000. 767-8822.
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not at the cause.
-German Proverb


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Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$S,900 reduced $46,900.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80.000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.


Hardee County

... for making this such a successful year!

To show our appreciation, we will be celebrating

"Customer Appreciation Day"

Saturday, December 8

Stop By Look Around or Make a Payment
& receive 1 prize drawing ticket per person.



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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
wauchula, FL 33873


Spacious 3B/3Bth home on large corner lot; tall
ceilings, open and airy, French doors, and
wheel chair accessible. $128,500
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
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


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 -:OOPM


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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson


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/lBth 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
$40,000
Looking for a weekend retreat? 5 Acres with
small creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded,
plenty of wildlife, well, septic tank and fenced.
$119,000
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
OFFERS WANTED! PRICE REDUCED -
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/H
used as office; shop large enough for semi-trac-
tor; located in industrial park Bowling Green.
$120,000
WEEKEND RETREAT! 5 acres with small
creek, large oaks, palmettos, secluded with plen-
ty of wildlife; well and septic tank; fenced prop-
erty. $119,000
10 acres with 2 horse barns, workshop and
3B/3Bth brick home; many amenities including
fireplace, central vac, Jacuzzi, in-ground pool.
See to appreciate! $419,000
NICE AND ROOMY! 4B/2.5Bth home in nice
neighborhood; secluded master suite upstairs;
screened porch; large lot plus outside storage.
$215,000
14.74 acre tract; large pond and 4" well. $90,000


CAN COUNT ON
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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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


Certified Nursing Assistants needed to provide
assistance in the home of elderly and disabled.
Full-time w/benefits. $9.00/hr. Mileage reim-
bursement at $.445/mile. Must have depend-
able transportation and proof of auto insurance.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 North 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. 863-773-2022. EOE, DFWP.
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2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
$92,500
3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
4.86 acres, Ed Wells Rd., 3 wells, 2 drives, on paved road,
wooded & cleared. $89,900
274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River, owner asking $15,000/acre.
2 1/2 acres, beautiful bldg. site, paved road, Terrell Rd., West
Wauchula $79,900.
3 BR/1-1/2 BA, Zolfo Springs. $89,900.
3 Rental apts, Fort Meade, 1 blk. off Hwy. 17, near Value
King. $115,000.
2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave. Under Contract.
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NEW LISTING! 100 acs-will
divide. Beautiful, high & dry
pasture with frontage on Old
Town Creek Rd. $11,000/ac!
NEW LISTING! 69 ac grove
in western Hardee Co. Hamlin
& Valencia, Zolfo soil type. 10"
well, micro-jet irrigation, John
Deere power unit. $625,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 1.06 ac
parcel w/Peace River frontage
and city water & sewer. Zoned
R-1, which can accommodate 2
homesites, Being sold with
0.35 ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite
$40,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5 ac
lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
HOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for $22,000
each. One is 200'x218', listed
for $46,000! Golf course, com-
munity center, fishing pier, and
shops!
Grove, homesite or investment!
10 ac E/M grove in Ft Green
area has well, micro-jet irriga-
tion, power unit. $140,000!
Ready for your new home!
Three 5 ac tracts, paved rd
frontage, W Hardee Co. Listed
for $100,000 each! Make your
offer today. Owners motivated!
Two-story charmer, 4BR/3BA,
3000SF, central A/C, privacy
fenced backyard, & out build-
ings for storage. Corner lot in
Bowling Green. $158,000!
22.8 acs pastureland, fenced &
cross-fenced, w/4" diameter
well. Includes small cabin for
great weekend getaway.
$240,000!
65 ac grove in SW Hardee Co
has 25 acs-Val & 40 acs-
E&M. Extensive reset program,
12" well, and new barn. Plenty
of wildlife:.$900,000!


R E A L T 0 R S
EH | |(863) 773-212;
REAL REACTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
TOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR
REALTOR ..............


JOHINIH. U'INEAL


INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
$500,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/aig
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 15 acs
pasture & native land. Roomy
2000, 3BR/2BA MH
w/1809SF living, 3855SF
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed, dog pens. NOW
$259,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Cute
starter or retirement home.
2BR/1BA w/new paint & car-
pet. Large lot in town on quiet
street. NOW $95,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Com-
pletely renovated, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA home only minutes
from Wauchula or Zolfo
Springs is located on 2.5 acs
w/paved rd frontage. Now
$260,000!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
Cute & clean 3BR/2BA CB
home in Wauchula. Great loca-
tion-just minutes from down-
town. $145,000!
Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
CB home w/granite counter-
tops, ceramic tile & carpet
floors. $159,900!


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TOODTES (lerrier/I-'oOdle mix)
PUPPIES, with shots, $50. 773-
0849. 11:22-29p
iHOME-BASED pet grooming. All
breeds. 773-4908. 11:15-12:13p
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


WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
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3/2 CENTRATL-R- Florida room
on 1 acre, very nice. 735-2626.
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FOR RENT Large 2 bdrm, 2 bath,
doublewide mobile home, $175
per week with $500 security. Call
863-773-2007. 11:22-12:20p
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath doublewide,
$750 per month with $500 securi-
ty. Call 863-773-2007.
11:22-12:20p
NEW LARGE 2 bedrm. 2 bath
doublewide with porch. Buy here
pay here, ready to move in, 1/2
acre lot. NO CREDIT NEEDED.
Call 863-773-2007. 11:22-12:20p
2BR/1BTH WITH central A/C,
$200 deposit, $525 month. 375-
4573 after 5:30 p.m. 11:22p
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DUPLEX APARTMENT in good WAR, EMHUS,- rr,1I ,YnI,
neighborhood, Wauchula. No brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
smoking, no pets, 2BR/1 BA, $550 17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570. lease. 239-273-7381.
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monthly. 941-962-0886.
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great location. 863-299-1401 or
863-299-1401. 11:22-29p
3BR, POOL HOME, Bowling
Green, $850 monthly, plus
deposit. 863-781-6784. 11:22p
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yard for rent. 863-245-6793.
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hood, large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 11:22-29p
RECENTLY REMODELED duplex
in Zolfo Springs, 4BR/2BA, first &
last month rent, $700/month, and
security deposit. Call 863-781-
4529 for info. 11:8tfc
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locations, $125/wk & up. 773-
6616, 773-4567, 445-0915.
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Hwy. 17 N. Bowling Green,
Florida at 9:00 a.m. on December
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RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc
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
3 TO CHOOSE FROM! 2BR/1B
apartments, Fort Meade area.
$500 month, $500 security. Sheila
375-9988, 781-3039, 285-7203.
11:8tfc
4/2 FAMILY HOME, nice neighbor-
hood, large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 11:22-29p


LIKE COUNTRY LIVING Room
for rent. Large home, private bath,
laundry, use of house & kitchen,
free phone. House shared with
senior man. $125/week. Call 1-
863-735-9233 for appt./interview.
Reference. 11:22-29p
COMMERCIAL RENTAL Offices,
stores, warehouses, salvage
yards. 773-6616, 773-4567, 445-
0915. 11:1-11:29p
RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $700 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:11tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


Sr"AFFING SERVIC INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Happy Thanksgiving


2 BR/I BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc
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


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


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

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IF YOU WANT YOUR equipment
repaired right the first time for a
price that you can afford. See
Paul Wilkerson or Joe Colairto at
Central Florida Lawn & Garden,
230 W. Main St., Wauchula. 773-
6215. All work guaranteed.
11:22-29c
SHAMROCK CLEANING and
Painting Service, home and full
auto detal. 244-9331. West
Louisana. 11:22p
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,
free estimates. 767-9650.
i11:1-29p
DAVID'S HANDY MAN SERVICE -
Lic # 08-357. No job too small, 20,--
years experience. 863-781-1847
or 863-781-3892. 11:1-11:29p






4x4, 4-wheeler.

$2,000
767-0934
781-2783


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
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.
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GUN CABINETS
USA Made,
Solid Oak, Pine,
863-385-2324
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Ceiling Fans
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417 CR 665 Ona, F


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941-650-2888 cell
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REAL ESTATE
Priced Reduced! 31 acre Hamlin/Swingle orange grove. 1200 ft.
on Hwy 66, new irrigation system, good crop set. $- 10000
$388,000...call Jason (863) 559-5002.
80 acre prime grove just 35 mins. from Bradenton area! Heavy
fruit crop goes to the buyer! $14,900 per acre. UNDER CON-
TRACT
Price Reduced!- 20 acre Valencia orange grove on paved road
close to town. $14,400/acre.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.
10 Acres Early mid grove in Republic Groves. Good crop set for Fall.
$110,000. a V. .


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REALTOR
206 N. 6th AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Day (863) 773-0060
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HOME SOLUTION
REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGE


483 Circle Drive ~ Wauchula FL 33873

$176,000


Down payment assistance
(SHIPS)


* 1,536 Sq. Ft.
* 4 BR/1 large bath
* Large backyard
* New Roof (2003)
* New A/C (12 SEEER 2006)
* Laminate wood flooring


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BULL DOZER OR BOBCAT
WORK, large or small. 863-781-
1478. 10:25-11:22p
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
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday nights 7 p.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church, Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula and Tues-
day, Friday and Saturday nights 7
p.m. at First Methodist Church,
Corner of Grape & Church St.,
Bowling Green. 7:18tfcdh

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FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9
a.m. -?, 605 E. 7th Ave., Zolfo.
11:22p
FRIDAY ONLY! Start your holiday
shopping early! Furniture, silver,
books, clothes, typewriters . .
too much to list. 9-5, 1504 Kazen
Rd. 11:22p
3 FAMILY 5009 W. Central Ave.,
BG, 8:00 2:00. Clothes, miscella-
neous. Saturday. 11:22p
SATURDAY 7-?, 3129 Hanusch
Rd., past Torrey Oaks Golf
Course. Furniture, clothes,
housegoods. 11:22p


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

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YARD SALE Saturday only. 3045
Oak St., Zolfo Springs. 11:22p
FRIDAY 8-3, 3108 George
Anderson off SR 64. Camp-
ing/fishing equipment, clothes,
furniture, tools, truck parts, toys.
11:22p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. 2 p.m., 4133
SR 62. Boys clothes, 0-3 mos-3T.
Brands include Tommy, Child-
-on's Place and many more. Also,
ailingg some girls clothes, junior
sizes and many more items.
11:22p
3 FAMILY 511 East Orange St.
Toys, clothes, appliances, etc.
11:22c
CRAFT SHOW Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3
p.m., 313 W. Palmetto St., Wau-
chula. 11:22p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 9-?, 3208
Purdue Road. Clothes, furniture,
toys. 11:22p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1626 Paula
Drive, Golfview. Clothes, chil-
drens, computer desk, misc.
11:22p


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


Paid Training, Vacations. PTIFT.
866-749-1415
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Maintenance Person


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1 4705 US Hwy 17 N.
Antique Bowling Green, Fl. 33834
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Letter To The Editor

This 14-Point Message

Is For Christians Only


Dear Editor:
This message is for
Christians only. Why? Well, if
you don't worship God and talk
to Him and accept Jesus as your
Savior then I am assuming the
message I have is not meant for
you.
We are to be'the picture of
Christ. If you behave incorrect-
ly you bring scorn and doubt of
God to the fields ripe for har-
vest. I suggest that you pray
before reading so you can dis-
cern God's will, and I will pray
that those reading this who feel
God's will, will not turn away
because of their own desires.
1.) His will must be your
want. You cannot decide what is
right and wrong according to
you and your ideas. It has to
come from God. You need to
pray about the battles you are
fighting and listen to what God
has to say about it.
2.) The core belief of all
Christianity is that (a) -Christ
died for our sins, arose and
ascended to heaven (I
Thessalonians 4:14). (b) That if
we love Christ we will love and
keep his commandments (John
14:15). This is what our salva-
tion is base on. All the rest of it
is just white noise that you can
become obsessed with and
cause yourself to sin and other
people to sin.
3.) I shouldn't even have to
bring this up to a Christian but
"he who curses his parents will
surely die" (Leviticus 20:9).
How much clearer can God get?
There are no circumstances that
alter this commandment.
4.) God is right and we are
wrong (period). It doesn't mat-
ter how upset you get about
something or how unfair some-
thing seems to you. If God says
it is wrong it is wrong.
5.) See #1. It doesn't matter
what translation of Bible you
read or what the beliefs you
cling to are if you are not in
God's will.
6.) You cannot break any of
the laws of the land unless they
are against one of God's laws.
You can't use drugs, you can't
steal, you can't run stop signs.
God has zilch tolerance for law-
breakers. He punishes the
Chrisnians who break his' corm-
manidrNe:Tts -n his ,n wa3-
whether te public la% gets you
or not. If your life had become
severely rocky you probably
need io look at how many of his
commandments you have
altered to match your ideas.
7.) Anger is sin. It is (peri-
od). This is regardless of your
past or any unforgiveness that
you have not given to Christ.
Unless it is anger that has to do
with one of God's laws being
broken, it is a sin. To make
other people angry is also a sin.
You can't do what you want'or
say what you want anytime you
feel like it. We are always to
defer to God even in our own
homes. Most angry people
don't want to hear that they
upset other people. God says
that unjust, selfish anger is
wrong. Who in the world would
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becoming a missionary. The
lost would really be mislead
then.
8.) Christians compassion
starts at home. There are so
many do-gooders out here who
do a wonderful job taking care
of a list of people we should
show compassion to, but they
are uncompassionate, horrible
people at home. If you can't
show love and humbleness
towards a family member first
then you are a fake.
9.) If you want someone to
change, pray about it. You can't
change someone by being mean
to them. There is a difference
between firm and mean. You
need to find it quick. You
should pray about everything
all of the time. We are supposed
to be in total submission to
God's will and the only way to
find out God's will is to pray
about it.
10.) See #1. His will must be
your want.
11.) Don't be a hypocrite. If
you defend one person but not
another, that is being a hyp-
ocrite. If it is OK for you to be
behave a way and not your
brother, that is being a hyp-
ocrite. Straighten up and get
your ego and self-esteem where
they should be, behind God's
will. Then same command-
ments must apply to all people
equally, including yourself.
12.) Anything that makes
you feel spiritual other than
God's Holy Spirit moving on
you is illegal in your relation-
ship with Christ. I shouldn't
have to explain that. If it isn't
from God it isn't of God.


Drunkenness is severely con-
demned in the New Testament
and so are drugs. Where?
Ephesians 5:18 for the drunken-
ness is one of my favorites and
Galatians chapter 5 for the
wrong use of drugs.
The word witchcraft in
Galatians is translated from the
original word "pharmakia". Not
a healer, not a physician, not an
apothecary, but the producer of
drugs for the wrong usage. And
just because God created it
doesn't mean you are using it
correctly. Just read the Old
Testament and see, how many
times the Israelites got thumped
out of Jerusalem and Judea for
not using God's creations cor-
rectly.
13.) See #1.


. 14.) This one should really
be near the top. You have to let
go and forgive. There is no
option. God is the only one list-
ed in the Bible who can choose
not to forgive. Forgive or don't
get forgiven is the general rule
even when dealing with y our
family. There are usually the
ones who hurt us the most, and
therefore we have to forgive
them the most. No one is inno-
cent of not inflicting pain on
someone else so all must ask for
forgiveness and all must f6r-
give.
P.S. The Bible is an all or
nothing. You follow it all or you
follow nothing.
Cheryl Marsh
Wauchula


Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have
need of help, something for which you get no pay but the
privilege of doing it.
-Albert Schweitzer



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12A The Herald-Advocate, November 22, 2007
Letter To The Editor

Laster Sisters Will Sing

In Lakeland Nov. 25-30


Dear Editor:
We are the Laster Sisters and
one brother who is a Bishop.
We were born and raised here in
Hardee County in the big city
called Zolfo Springs.
We are truly blessed and
highly favored. None of us
thought that we would follow in
our parents' footsteps but guess
what? Here we are, and we
don't regret one moment of it.
Our mother is Pastor Lillie
Mae Laster, 82, and father
Jessie Laster Sr., 92, still living.
We all will be in ministry


nightly in Lakeland at Pastor
Lillie Jones' church at 402
Massachusetts Ave. (across
from Greyhound Bus Station)
nightly at 7:30, Nov. 25 through
Nov. 30. We want you to bring
the sick. blind, lame and those
in need of a savior.
The theme is "A Universal
Shift." We are looking and
believing God to do great and
powerful things in this revival.
Thank you.

Elder Dorothy Rivers
Wauchula


OUUnIEYr tHi-ulO
The Laster Sisters include, from left, Elder Dorothy Rivers
of Wauchula, Pastor Gloria Boyd of Lakeland, Pastor
Earnestine Richardson of Tampa, Pastor Addie Battle of
Wauchula, with Pastor Lillie Mae Jones (lower center) of
Lakeland.


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


FIELD CROPS
The recent dry weather prevented some planting of winter
wheat due to soils being too dry. In Jefferson County, cotton pick-
ing continued as the pecan harvest got underway. Nurseries in the
Panhandle and northern Peninsula areas were beginning to dig
field-grown deciduous plants, now entering dormancy after recent
freezing temperatures. In Washington County, cotton picking con-
tinued with yields reported negatively impacted by hardlock and
bolls being too close to the ground to harvest. The peanut harvest
in Washington County was expected to finish within the next 10
days. Some peanut fields sustained damage during recent freezes.
Peanut condition was rated 20% very poor, 25% poor, 20% fair,
32% good, and 3% excellent. Soil moisture was rated short to ade-
quate in the Panhandle with several areas of very short moisture
reported. Very short soil moisture was also reported for the Big
Bend area and parts of the northern Peninsula, while mostly ade-
quate soil moisture was reported for the southern Peninsula.
Elsewhere, soil moisture was rated short to adequate. Counties
reporting spots with surplus soil moisture included Jackson and
Osceola. Counties reporting areas with very short moisture includ-
ed Santa Rosa, Washington, Gadsden, Jefferson, Suwannee,
Marion, Osceola, and Polk.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 10 10 35 10 15 29
Short 40 42 34 35 40 44
Adequate 49 45 29 55 45 27
Surplus 1 3 2 0 0 0
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in good condition. Winter forage
planted in September and early October was withering and dying
from drought and hard freezes. Grass growth of permanent pastures
was also stopped by the cold. Hay production has been below nor-
mal this year. Winter small grain forage was weak and supplemen-
tal hay cost was high. Some locations still need rain before they can
plant small grain forage. The cattle condition was fair to good. In
central areas, pasture condition was poor to fair with most in good
condition. The season's first frost fell the night of November 16, so
cattle producers will need to begin feeding supplemental hay. The
freeze was severe enough to damage grass, particularly those in
low-lying areas. Also, there was no rain this past week and the pas-
tures are beginning to turn brown. Rain is needed at some locations
for planting winter forage. The cattle condition was poor to excel-
lent with most in good condition. In the southwest areas, pasture
condition was poor to good. Statewide, cattle condition was most-
ly good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 1 1 5
Poor 20 9 29 25
Fair 30 50 35 40
Good 45 35 35 29
Excellent 5 5 0 1

CITRUS
Temperatures in citrus-producing areas were cooler than aver-
age this past week. Lows ranged from the low to high 40s in the
mornings; highs reached the low 80s. Only Ft. Pierce reported rain
for the week, at less than half an inch. All areas were dryer than
normal, with lakes and reservoirs below normal levels. In spite of
the dry weather, irrigated groves across the citrus belt were in rel-


actively good condition due to good maintenance practices and
increased irrigation. Limited grove activity included mowing,
spraying, fertilizing, and caring for young trees. Various methods
were being used to control greening. Most growers were training
scouts to look for greening and removing trees affected with the
disease. Almost all major packinghouses have opened and began
running fruit. About two thirds of the processing plants are open,
with the remaining plants planning on opening following
Thanksgiving. Most fundraising programs have started and will
continue through the Thanksgiving holidays. Harvested varieties
included Fallglo and Sunburst tangerines, early, Ambersweet and
Navel oranges, grapefruit, and a few tangelos.
WEATHFR SUMMARY
Dry, clear weather continued to speed harvesting during the
week of Nov. 13 18. Many localities reported no measurable rain
for the period. Only the extreme southeastern coast received sig-
nificant rainfall with Ft. Lauderdale reporting nearly two inches for
the week. Miami recorded about a quarter inch. Elsewhere, stations
reported only four tenths of an inch or less of rain for the week.
Temperatures remained cool with daily averages ranging from one
to five degrees below normal in the major cities. Daily highs were
mostly in the 70s and 80s while nighttime lows were in the 30s,
40s, and 50s. Alachua, Brooksville, Live Oak, MacClenny,
Monticello, Quincy, and Tallahassee reported at least one low in
the 20s. The recent dry weather increased the danger of wildfires
over most of the State, and especially over the southern Peninsula.



Florida Can Ship


Fresh Citrus


The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture recently issued a final
rule that allows for the ship-
ment of asymptomatic fresh cit-
rus fruit to non-citrus producing
states in the domestic market.
In addition, grove certifica-
tion will no longer be required
for the shipment of Florida
fresh fruit. Instead, a qualified
sample will be taken from each
load and inspected by USDA
inspectors at the packinghouse.
Fruit that is found to have
canker symptoms will not be
shipped.
About 10 percent of Florida
citrus goes to fresh channels.
The remainder is processed into
juice.
J.A. Clark, president of
Florida Citrus Mutual, has stat-
ed the vast majority of Hardee
County' citrus is not shipped
but is processed for juice. There
are no citrus packinghouses in
Hardee.
There are some growers in
the county who have citrus for
the fresh fruit trade. One exam-
ple is Bruce Durrance, who has
a 10-acre navel block in
Bowling Green.
Mark Manuel, a local citrus
buyer, said there are at least 50


local growers who have small
blocks of citrus for the fresh
fruit market, such as grapefruit,
navel oranges, sunburst tanger-
ines and tangelos.
"We applaud the USDA for
making a measured decision on
his rule," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive VP/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "With-
out this type of rule we might
lose the entire Florida fresh cit-
rus industry."
Florida packers will still not
be able to ship fresh fruit to
commercial citrus producing
states such as California, Texas
and Arizona. Sparks said
Mutual will continue to work to
implement a policy that eventu-
ally allows fresh Florida citrus
to enter commercial citrus pro-
ducing states.
-To view the entire rule, visit
http://www.regulations.gov/fd
mspublic/component/main and
search for Docket No. APHIS-
2007-0022.
Founded in 1948 and current-
ly representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-
rus grower organization. For
more info, please visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


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Thursday, November 22, 2007


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Cats Battle Booker in 14-3 Loss


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats did not
bow out easily in last week's re-
gional quarterfinal game.
The 'Cats beat the Sarasota
Booker Tornadoes in passing
and 'rushing yardage, first
downs, turnovers and total
effort but, unfortunately, lost on
the scoreboard 14-3.
The Wildcats played their
hearts out in the first round of
the playoffs, hoping to get to
the semi-final round and a
return game against the DeSoto
Bulldogs. It wouldn't have hap-
pened anyway as District 12
winner DeSoto was upset by
District 7 runner-up Palmetto
38-14.
Other state-ranked and dis-
trict champion 3A teams beside


DeSoto came out on the short
end of their games. Pensacola,
Wakulla, Titusville Astronaut
and Lakeland Kathleen were
among other teams to drop out
of the regional contests.
Hardee kept the game close at
7-3 until the fourth quarter
when Booker managed another
TD.
The game began with Booker
winning the coin toss and defer-
ring to the second half.
Hardee's Jordan Grimsley
returned the kickoff a dozen
yards and Hardee began at its
22. A couple of short runs by
Jayquan Gandy, a penalty for
intentional grounding and
Hardee was back at its 4-yard
line and forced to punt.
Booker took over at the.
Wildcat 32 and took just two


plays to score. Junior quarter-
back Broderick Waters ran the
ball seven yards and talented
senior back Derek Phillips Jr.
ran the final 19 yards. The Mick
Stoner kick was good.
Hardee almost had to punt on
its next series, but a trick punt
formation and long count drew
the offsides penalty on.Booker
and gave Hardee new life.
Gandy runs and incomplete
passes did force the punt from
the Hardee 35.
Booker returned the favor
three plays later and Hardee
started again, moving down-
field in nine plays. Kept well
short of the end zone, the
Wildcats called upon senior
kicker Jose Castaneda who
booted a 40-yard field goal to
narrow the score to 7-3.
For the rest of the half and all
of the third quarter, the teams
scrapped. Hardee forced a


Booker fumble to stop the
Tornado progress and the first
half ended 7-3.
Booker got first possession in
the second half and stopped and
started downfield to the Hardee
20 before trying a field goal,
which was wide left.
After a 57-yard Grimsley run,
Hardee was at the Booker 3 and
hoping to score to take the lead.
Too much time getting the play
called resulted in a delay-of-
game penalty and backed
Hardee up five yards. A short
run and pair of incomplete pass-
es put the 'Cats back to the 15.
Booker took over on downs
and continued moving the ball
into the fourth quarter, but
eventually punted the ball back
to Hardee.
When Hardee was forced to
punt, the kick shanked left and
went only to the Hardee 43, giv-
See CATS 3B


GAME STATISTICS~


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


HARDEE
BOOKER


HARDEE
5-13-1
69
36/190
259
1
13
6/45


030 0 = 3
700 7 =14


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A tackle by David Newcomb forced a fumble which was
recovered by teammate Juan Salazar.


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Teammates hold off opponents as Jose Castaneda drills a 40-yard field goal.


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needed. It was the Phillips'
show, as he carried the ball


seven consecutive times and
finally got across the goal line.
With the PAT kick, it was a 14-


Teen Book Review
By Dunia Sehweil
Students at Hardee Junior High School have participated in Teen
Read Week, and are reading more books "just for the fun of it."
What follows is a review of a book by one of the teens.
MINIK'S STORY
By Jennifer Owings Dewey
Do you enjoy reading books by Jennifer Owings Dewey? I
recently read her novel, Minik's Story . twice!! It is about how
women gave birth in the 1900's without doctors and hospitals.
Minik, a brave young girl, and Sculpin, her boyfriend, shape shift
(change) into their animal guardians.
My opinion of this book is that it is really good. I hope that one
day there is a movie made from the book. My favorite part is when
Sculpin found his shape shifting animal.
My recommendation is that a history teacher should read this
book aloud to his or her class. I say this because this book covers a
lot of history and a social studies teacher would be helpful.

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3 ballgame with just 4:22 left in
the game.
An interception halted
Hardee's next series, but the
Wildcats wouldn't quit, forcing
a fumble, again recovered b
Salazar. Hardee went five plays
but ran out of time.
The 'Cats lose Wade Ma-
honey, the injured Jimmy Cim-
eus, Gandy, Grimsley, Casta-
neda, Gerardo Villegas, Jason
Jester, Joseph Barton, Tyler
Bumby, Eddie Hunt, Tyrone
Pace and Kris Rossman to grad-
uation but have a talented
bunch coming back.
Juniors expected to suit up
for their senior season are
Salazar, David Newcomb, Po-
stene Louisjeune, Nolan Neu-
houser, Charlie Powell, De-
vante Carter, Damien Richards,
Michael McTaw, Lance Mason,
Skylar Alden, Alex Lanier,
Logan Thomas, Kenneth
Bonds, Brett Tyson, Jordan
Baker and Carlos Ramirez.
Sophs will add to the talents,
with Kelsheem White, Esayi
Youyoute, Antjuan Jones,
Conner Davis, Tyler Alden, Eric
Martin, Dalton Farr, Nick
Battles and Jake Nowakowski.
Freshman contributors are


Jarrius Lindsey, Jake Mayer,
Kevin Godwin, Kyle Ward and
Scott Donaldson.
Under first-year coach Tim


Price, the Wildcats finished the
season 6-4, playing the final
regular season game without
scoring leaders Cimeus and


Grimsley, but still making the
playoffs. With many coming
back, the 2008 season looks
exciting.


Trick punt formation and long count drew Booker Tornadoes offsides and gave Hardee
a first down.


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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


WHO'S THE HERO?
As I'm writing this, George Martin is just outside Charlotte
N.C., heading west. I don't know when you'll be reading the col-
umn, of course, but when you do he could be in Tennessee or
Arkansas still heading west.
If that doesn't sound like a lot of progress, consider this: He's
doing it on foot.
That's right, on foot. George Martin is walking from New York
to San Francisco from the George Washington Bridge to the
Golden Gate Bridge to raise money for the rescue and medical
workers who rushed to aid the injured, the trapped and the dying on
Sept. 11,2001. Now, many of those workers need help themselves
as they fight serious ailments, apparently brought on by the nox-
ious air they breathed in during those dark days after the attack.
Martin's name will ring a bell for many, especially sports fans.
George Martin was a standout defensive end for the New York
Giants, co-captain of the team that won the Super Bowl in 1987.
Now 54, he's kept himself in unbelievably good shape and fully
intends to walk 30 or 35 miles a day. That's a lot of ground to
cover, but if anyone can do it, Martin can. .
Whether or not he meets his goal he hopes that his walk will
raise $10 million, and you can follow his progress at www.ajour-
neyfor911.com he's already made his point. It's an old-fash-
ioned Christopher point, too: It takes just one person to make a dif-
ference.
Martin is walking for a number of reasons, among them the
feeling that he has a responsibility to all the emergency responders.
Like many in the metropolitan area, he had neighbors who lost
their lives on 9/11, and he feels an obligation to those who risked
their lives by coming to the scene and staying to do whatever
.they could in the days that followed. It's an obligation that inten-
sified once reports about the rise in respiratory ailments among res-
cue workers began to appear.
"I was appalled as I kept reading in the papers that people were
denied benefits or not given proper medical care," he said in an
interview with Associated Press."I've been termed a hero for play-
ing a kids' game at a pro level, but that does not rise to the level of
heroic. I think of 9/11, when I saw people put their health, their
careers, their lives in jeopardy."
Appropriately enough, Martin formally began his long trek at
Giants Stadium, just down the road from the George Washington
Bridge.
Introduced to thousands of fans who were there at the time to
see the Giants play the Green Bay Packers, he heard the cheers of
the crowd one more time and then met personally with groups of
well-wishers. Among'them were members of the Port Authority
Police, one of the organizations at the Twin Towers that day.
The first, responders told Martin they consider him someone
truly worth admiring. The former Giant replied simply, "The feel-
ing is more than mutual."
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Today," write:. The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, llth Floor,
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Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. H, dry


MY GRANDDADDY HENDRY
I have written a lot about my childhood and all my uncles who
were in the cattle business. They were very special to me because
they allowed me to participate when they worked the cattle so I
could follow my dreams about being a cowboy.
However, there is one relative I have not mentioned before,
and that is my Granddaddy John Newell Hendry Sr. As kids we all
called him Granddaddy. His wife and children called him Pa, but
everybody else called him Uncle Newell. I suppose, along the way,
somebody might have called him Preacher Hendry or Reverend
Hendry, but I never heard anybody call him anything but Uncle
Newell.
He was the son of a Baptist preacher, and the churches where
he preached included New Zion, Oak Grove, Pine Level, Bethel,
Ona, Dry Prairie, Lake Buffum and Fort Green. He was called to
preach at Fort Green on two separate occasions, and there is a
plaque in that church that attests to his Christian Service. It credits
him with approximately 800 baptisms, 450 funerals and 150 wed-
dings.
I have specific recollections of going to Fort Green to church,
and at that time the church was in the old frame building. I attend-
ed the new church recently for funerals and to Mrs. Cooper's 90th
birthday party. The new church is plush, with very comfortable
pews and air conditioning, There are some things that haven't
changed because every lady there had one of the old hand-fans fur-
nished by the local funeral home, and that was a staple for ladies in
Granddaddy's day.
I can never remember that church not being hot. It always got
hotter, because Granddaddy preached at least an hour and a half,
then had altar call. He was always very vocal and very active
around the podium, He would run to the other end, jump up in the
air, land on both feet, stick his hand straight up in the air and
scream at the top of his lungs to make a point.
As a child, of course, I was enduring all that and only waiting
to get out of there because I knew we were going to get some of the
best cooking' those Christian ladies could make. Sometimes my tor-
ment went on and on because Granddaddy always had at least a 30-
minute altar call, and if at least half of the people in the church did-
n't come down he extended it to an hour. The service started at 11
o'clock and by 2 o'clock we would finally get to eat. It was always
a wonderful experience and something that I will carry to my
grave.
Granddaddy was a unique man in our community. He was
about 5'7", and all my life he had snow white hair with a flat top.
He dressed in modest clothes, but I also remember walking around
town with him when he was dressed up and he was wearing brown
and white saddle oxfords.
I grew up with him, but the truth of the matter is he never
played very much. On the other hand I don't think I ever saw his
temper or heard him say an unkind thing about anybody. He was a
man of business and often commented his business was God's


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business.
My mother told me, when she and daddy were first married,
they moved in with Granddaddy and my grandmother, whom I
never met, but mother told how Granddaddy got up every morning
and went to the barn to pray.
One thing about Granddaddy was that he never prayed silent-
ly or quietly because when he prayed he did it at the top of his
lungs. Mother said he could be heard for miles because he had one
of those foghorn voices. As a matter of fact his father was known
as a preacher who was little but loud, and Granddaddy wasn't much
different.
Matter of fact everything he did was vocal, and a friend of his
who lives in New Zion told me the story of riding up on Uncle
Newel one time. It seems Granddaddy got stuck while he was on
his mail route, and he was down under the car digging. He had the
car jacked up, and he was trying to get it out of the bog while he
prayed at the top of his lungs.
The man told me he knew Uncle Newell needed help because
he recognized the praying, but he said he knew Granddaddy had to
be stuck because the sound stayed in one place. He said when he
got there Granddaddy was still diggin and praying loud.
Next week I want to tell you about the.shallow wells and the
pitcher pumps on the end of the porch. Also about my experiences
when I lived with Granddaddy after his wife died, back when folks
.got up at 4:30 in the morning and went to bed at 7:30 in the
evening.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child
may have peace.
-Thomas Paine
Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to ride in an
automobile. He toured Hartford, Ct. in a Columbia
Electra Victoria on August 22, 1902.


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- Fort Green Ne .
By Amy ayis Brown ,..:.
"- ;en.m- 781-1321
,; .. fltgreen4@gmai.com ,- ,'


Hannah Brown celebrated
being 6 with a party at home
Saturday afternoon. She and her
many guests enjoyed a bounce
house and sno cones. Hannah is
the daughter of Jason and Yesi
and little sister to Hollyann.
Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Saturday afternoon also
found a bunch of junior high
kids from Fort Green Baptist
attending Shoutfest 2007 at
Cypress Gardens in Winter
Haven. They enjoyed the
music of many Christian bands
and especially had a great time
on all the rides. There were 13
youth in all and they were
Mason Waters, Alex Pierstorff,
Joey Frey, Joseph McQuaig,
Willie Godwin, David Godwin,
Rebeka Brown, Kaitlyn Laker,
Makayla Chancey, Courtney
Alexander, Nicole Franks,
Amber Franks and Brittany
Gough.
The brave souls besides
myself chaperoning this crew


were Chrysta Chancey, Jennifer
Laker, Roberta Alexander and
Amy Franks. These are a great
group of kids and made the
chaperoning part easy.

A group of young ladies have
been practicing diligently for
quite some time. They shared
the results of all their hard work
Sunday morning at Fort Green
Baptist. Bringing the morning's
special music were the group of
Kaylee Hogenauer, Kasie Pow-
ell, K'Lyn Simpson, Brianna
Waters, Kaitlyn Laker and
Rebeka, Hollyann and Hannah
Brown. They are under the
direction of Carol Brown and
did an outstanding job. We look
forward to hearing from them
again soon.
Also, bringing special music
with a solo was Shuree Rawls.
It is always a blessing listening
to her.

Hope you all have a Happy
Thanksgiving!


The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to
cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we won't be
able to tell the carrots from the onions.
-Arthur Bloch


Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


WELCOME TO FLORIDA!
No, not you, I'm glad you're already here. I am welcoming
some much anticipated cooler weather. After what seemed like an
unmerciful summer that would never end, we are finally enjoying
some true fall-like conditions. The most enjoyable thing might be
the sound (or lack thereof) of air conditioners shutting off. That.
sound means I get to save a little money on my monthly electric
bill. But enough about me, this episode is going to focus on two
very important issues that have gotten a lot of attention as of late;
wildfire preparedness and water conservation.

A BURNING ISSUE
So far in 2007, there have been 4,027 widlfires burning more
than 365,000 acres according to the Florida Division of Forestry.
With drought conditions expected to persist and possibly worsen,
experts are predicting another busy season for brush and wild land
fires. The current drought forecast, issued Nov. 15 by the Climate
Prediction Center, states persistent La Nifia conditions will contin-
ue through the first part of 2008.
While drought is certainly not the root cause of wildfires, it is
definitely one of the contributing factors. Drought conditions con-
tribute to wildfires in a number of ways, the greatest being hot, dry
and windy conditions combined with an ignition source, regardless
if that source is natural or man-made.
There are a number of things you can do to help prepare your
home and property to resist the potential impacts of brush and wild-
land fires:
Create a safety zone of at least 30 feet around your home
Remove dead branches from trees
Remove vines from sides of your home; and
If you use firewood, stack it at least 10 feet away from your
home
What can you do if wildfire threatens your home? Like most


emergencies, a little preparedness goes a long way. Here are a few
useful ideas to consider should your home be threatened by wild-
fire:
Back your car into your garage or out in the open so that it
faces your direction of escape
Listen to local radio and other media sources for information
regarding possible shelter openings
If you have to evacuate, lock your home and tell someone
outside the impacted area that you left and where you will be going
Take a route that is away from fire hazards and smoke
Have a plan for your pets
(Safety tips courtesy of the Florida Division of Forestry)
You can learn more about preparing your home for wildfires
by visiting www.firewise.org or www.hardeecounty.net/eoc for
links to other fire safety websites. The Office of Emergency
Management, 404 West Orange St., Wauchula also has several pub--
lications (free to the public) regarding wildfire preparedness.

DROUGHT FORECAST
As I mentioned in the previous segment, all indicators point to
persistent drought at least through early 2008. The effects of
drought go way beyond agriculture and drinking water supply
issues. Prolonged drought affects wildlife habitats, rural communi-
ties and local economies. It can also affect hydro-power generation
and water-based recreation act cities. Extensive long-term impacts
can include damage to the structural integrity of building founda-
tions and loss of landscaping.
It doesn't matter if you live in a big city or on a farm, a reduc-
tion in the availability of useable water will have an effect on you.
You can learn more about drought conditions. and monitor local,
regional and national effects by visiting National Integrated
Drought System's website at www.drought.gov.

TIP OF THE MONTH
To help conserve water, turn off the tap while brushing your
teeth. Check for leaking fixtures or sprinklers and avoid excessive
flushing of toilets. Not only will you be helping your environment
but you'll reduce your water bill too! Remember, managing your
emergencies begins with you.

The pen is mightier than the sword.
-Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton







6B The Herald-Advocate, November 22, 2007


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, one of the best weekends of the year is
here. Turkey and dressing, parades, Christmas preparations and a
plethora of college rivalry games to go along with the traditional
NFL games featuring the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, It
doesn't get much better than this. From the Egg Bowl in
Mississippi to the Big East Championship game in Morgantown,
one can sit on the couch for 72 hours of college football, watching
some championships decided and others setting up the winners of
conference divisions for next week's big showdowns.
The Big East will be decided in Morgantown as the Erdy
Virginia Mountaineers take on the UConn Huskies. West Virginia
took a huge step to the championship with a win at Cincinnati. Pat
White and Steve Slaton both need less than 100 yards for both to
become 1,000-yard rushers again in 2007. The Huskies finished 7-
0 at home but playing at Mountaineer Field in a 3:30 ABC game
will be a hard thing for the upstart program. Word around
Morgantown is that a shipment of couches will be delivered to the
Blue Lot about 6:30 to be burned in the biggest tailgate party in
West Virginia history.
The SEC title is out of the Gators' hands. after the Vols and
Georgia both won this past weekend. A win over FSU would finish
the Gators at 9-3 and set up a bowl game in Florida against Ron
Zook's Illini team. The Tebow-for-Heisman Campaign is in full
gear. He is the first QB to run and pass for 20 touchdowns in a sea-
son. Still, it should be Tebow, Pat White of West Virginia QB,
Dennis Dixon, Oregon QB and Arkansas back Darren McFadden
going to New York for the ceremony.
The Big 12 divisions will be decided when Kansas and
Missouri square off. College Gameday will be there instead of
Morgantown as originally rumored. The winner will face
Oklahoma for the Big 12 Title. This game will feature two good
QBs and some high scoring offenses. Both teams are ranked in the
top five.
The ACC Championship game will pitt the winner of Virginia
and Virginia Tech against Boston College. Clemson had the title in
its hands and fumbled it away to Boston College. Imagine a Boston
College versus Virginia Tech championship game. How weak was
the ACC before their unethical raid of the Big East?
UCF only has to win against UTEP to face probably Tulsa for
the CUSA Title. CUSA has seven bowl slots for its teams.
However, it looks like only six will be bowl eligible.
Southern Cal visits Arizona State this week and Arizona is at
Arizona State next week. Those games will decide the Pac 10.
Oregon and Oregon State still play Dec. 1, but without Dixon, the
lustre is off that game.
Tennessee can clinch the SEC East with a win at Kentucky this
weekend. Georgia plays out of conference Georgia Tech. Auburn
and Alabama is always interesting especially after the Tide lost to
UL-Monroe. If Mississippi State beats Ole Miss, the Rebels will
be the only SEC team with a losing record. Of course, Vandy has
to beat Wake Forest.
Now for this week's Bill 0' Fare ...


1. UConh at West Virginia Mountaineers will clinch the
Big East with a dominating defense and an offensive explosion that
will see both Pat White and Steve Slaton break the 1,000 yard rush-
ing mark again for a season. WVU 45 UConn 20.
2. USF at Pitt Can the Bulls play in cold weather? USF
should win this game but in 07 anything can happen. USF 31 Pitt
21.
3. FSU at Florida Tebow should use this game to solidify
his Heisman standing. A 9-3 finish will get UF a bowl game in
Florida probably against Zook's Illinois team. Florida 41 FSU 21.
4. UAB at Marshall Herd finishes with a three-win season.
Senior Day will see the end of careers from QB Bernie Morris and
All-American center Doug Legursky both of whom will play in the
Hula Bowl. Marshall 38 UAB 27.
5. UTEP at UCF Knights should win CUSA going away.
UCF 45 UTEP 17.
6. Clemson at South Carolina Spurrier gets a chance to
break a four-game losing streak. South Carolina 34 Clemson 30.
7. Tennessee at Kentucky Can UK stun another SEC con-
tender in Lexington? Kentucky 33 Tennessee 28.
8. Georgia at Georgia Tech Dawgs roll and hope UK can
put them into the SEC title game.UGA 41 Ga. Tech 17.
9. Wake Forest at Vanderbilt Vandy gets that sixth win and
becomes bowl eligible! Vandy 35 Wake Forest 20.
10. Arkansas at LSU LSU should have no problem at
home. MacFadden should be in NYC for the Heisman Ceremony
although his stock has dropped. LSU 48 Arkansas 29.
11. Alabama at Auburn Bama will be making a statement
after the embarrassment last week. Alabama 37 Auburn 24.
12. Mississippi at Mississippi State Bulldogs get that win
number seven in the Egg Bowl. MSU 33 Ole Miss 23.
13. Notre Dame at Stanford Irish won their "Bowl" last
week against Duke. Stanford 27 Notre Dame 23.
14. Oregon at UCLA Ducks will rally for Dixon. Oregon
40 UCLA 17.
15. Southern Cal at Arizona State Sun Devils clinch the
Pac 10 and a probable trip to the Rose Bowl. ASU 45 USC 38.
16. Washington State at Washington Huskies have too
much for this old rival. Washington 35 WSU 17.
17. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Sooners roar back and
get ready to win the Big 12. Oklahoma 49 OSU 27.
18. Missouri at Kansas Tigers will think they are not in
Kansas anymore. Kansas 48 Missouri 41.
19. Nebraska at Colorado Buffs finish at 6-6 and await a
bowl. Colorado 56 Nebraska 47.
20. Duke at North Carolina Tar Heels put Duke away. UNC
37 Duke 14.
21. Virginia Tech at Virginia UVA would win the battle of
SATs but in football VPI will prevail. VPI 35 UVA 17.
22. Miami at Boston College Miami is becoming the
Temple of the new century. BC 31 Miami 13.
23. Washington at Tampa Bucs continue to win at home.
Tampa 27 Washington 21.
24. Buffalo at Jacksonville Jags looking strong. Jax 27
Buffalo 20.
'25. Green Bay at Detroit Lions play lights out on
Thanksgiving. Detroit 31 Green Bay 27.


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that the District's Proposed Agency Action is approval of the WUP
RENEWAL on 24,363 acres to serve A PHOSPHATE MINE known as CF INDUS-
TRIES, INC. The project is located in HARDEE COUNTY County, Section(s) 30
(PLANT SITE) Township 33 South, Range 24 East. The permit applicant is CF
INDUSTRIES. INC. whose address is RO. Box 1549. WAUCHULA. FL 33834

The proposed permit No. is 20003669.010
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District)

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this
application may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rule of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the
District's action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply
with Chapter 28-106, FA.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the
Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days
for an Environmental Resource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the
use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.

Because the administrative hearing process is.designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this notice of proposed agency action. Persons whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.

Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, FS., to settle an administrative dispute regard-
ing the District's proposed action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing. 11:22c


KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Nov. 14 were
Dewey and Nancy Morrison. To
celebrate Veterans Day and the
veterans in the park, Loyd
Lankford presented every
World War II Veteran with a
Certificate of Appreciation. The
following people received cer-
tificates Donald Albert, Dick
Barker, Leo Blink, Harold
Brown, Bud Browning, Bill
Cook, Matt Curry, Edith De-
costa, Garold Dice, Bill Eakins,
Robert Fisher, C. Flanagan, Ed
Frantz, Bob Funkhouser, Henry
Hollenbeck, Max Hollings-
worth, Jack Jacobs, Harold
Johnson, Ken Krussell, Joe
Leverone, Mort Malone, Cliff
Matheny, Leo Messier, George
Miller, Frank Montgomery,
Herman Oisten, Ed Olson,
Frank Olson, Tom Bryant, Dick.
Robinson, Larry Schunck,
Gilbert Smythe, Frank Stephan,
Gaylord Williams and Bill
Wolf.
The 50/50 winners werr Pat
and Herb Kimball, Lot 57, Barb
and Bob Kramer and Diane and
Bill Bourget.

BINGO
Bill Bourget won the paper
special on Nov. 9. On Nov. 12,
the paper special was split
between Gisela Schrobback,


Pleasure is a reciprocal; no one feels it who does not at the same
time give it. To be pleased, one must please.
-Lord Chesterfield


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SCORES
Men's Golf Nov. 8:
Individual Net, A's, Dewey
Morrison; ,B's, Doug Taylor;
C's, Rudy Lapp; and D's, tie
between Jim Hommon and Jack
Elofson.
Ladies' Golf Nov. 8: Most
One Putts, first, Nancy King;
second, tie between Mary
Kessler, Barb Kramer and
Nancy Morrison.
Mixed Golf Nov. 12: A or B,
C or D, first, Aurele Dufour,
Mary Kessler, Charlie
McKnight and Betty Jacobs;
second, Loyd Lankford, John
Jackson, Gaylord Williams and
Bill Johnson.
Shuffling Nov. 13: Three-
game winners were Charlene
Baker, Bob Bundy, Dave
English, Bob Funkhouser,
Marilyn Funkhouser, Don
Harkin, Keith Stephens, Joyce
and Taylor and Myran Wilday.

CARDS
Ken Olson recently had heart
surgery and is doing good. I am
sure he would appreciate
receiving cards from everyone.
In support of our troops and
their families wear red on
Friday.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


COURTESY PHOTO
Crystal Lake WWII veterans received certificate of appre-
ciation at the Nov. 13 Koffee Klatch.


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INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY UTILITIES WATER SERVICE
CONNECTIONS TO EXISTING HOMES

Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County,
hereinafter referred to as "County", at:

Hardee County, Purchasing Department
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-5014

until 2:00 PM on Friday. December 7, 2007, at which time they will be publicly opened
by the County Purchasing Agent or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after
the time specified will not be accepted.

The BIDS shall be based on furnishing for an estimated 80 existing buildings all labor,
materials and equipment necessary to install by "Florida Licensed Plumber" County-pro-
vided water meters to existing curb stops within existing concrete meter boxes and
establish each new service connection (including dual check valves/backflow prevention
and lockable gate valve) from the .meter to the dwelling of more or less 120 feet includ-
ing building tie in and brass shut off valve, disconnection and capping of the building
from the existing water well, and restoration of work site.

A mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, November 29,
2007 at the Public Works conference room at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
ONLY THOSE CONTRACTORS IN ATTENDANCE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BID.

Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer and invites MBE and WBE firms to bid
on this project. Bidders shall make every effort possible to utilize local contractors for this
project. Partial BIDS will not be considered.

Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable (according to
the Department of Treasury, Circular 570) BID BOND in an amount equal to at least five
(5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to "Board of County Commissioners",
Hardee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted the BIDDER will exe-
cute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY
BONDS equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days
after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a
period of ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.

BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BID HARD-
EE COUNTY WATER SERVICE CONNECTIONS"

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

Dale Johnson, Chairman
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November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


WATCH OUT Sevigny and Timmerman Eye Care moved
to a new location on Oct. 29.
The new facility is at 735 N. 6th Ave. (U.S. 17 South)
Wauchula, next to Auto Zone and "ross from O.K. Tires, has dou-
ble the space. The new building nas spacious rooms which allow
more state of the art equipment.
The optical area is now able to hold up to 1,000 frames instead
of 500 frames. Some of the new frames offered to patients are
frames by Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger,


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PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Dr. Mark D. Sevigny, of Sevigny and Timmerman Eye
Care, stands outside the hew location for the business.
Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley and Nicole Miller.
The doctors have more space for high tech machines. One of
those machines is the Stratus O.C.T., which uses an infrared light
to scan the retinal tissue at a cellular level; helping patients with
diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or other retinal dis-
eases. The machine is also helpful in diagnosing early signs in
glaucoma patients.
In this new building there are six large examination rooms and
two special testing rooms. The building also received a makeover
from Fashion Optical in California to give it a stylish new look.
Along with a new look and more opportunities for higher tech-
nology, Sevigny and Timmerman Eye Care have also teamed up
with The Center of Retina and Macular and The Eye Specialist in
order to provide a full range of comprehensive eye care.
"These are special times for us at this new location," says
Mark Sevigny, O.D. "The entire office has been upgraded to offer
patients the highest quality comprehensive eye care that parallels
any other eye institute in the state."
Dr. Mark Sevigny trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute,
which was rated No. I eye hospital in the world. Dr. Sevigny says
bringing this advanced level of eye care to Wauchula area, at a
affordable price, has been a family vision for years. He joins Dr.
C.N. Timmerman and his father, Dr. Ronald 0. Sevigny.
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When: Tuesday, November 27 at 11 a.m.
Where: South Florida Community College,
Avon Park Campus
2nd Floor Student Services Complex
(Building B)
Career Center Office
600 West College Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Nov. 18, Albin Ramirez, 31, and Raynold Hernandez Perez,
20, both of 2493 Pine Cone Park Road, Wauchula, were arrested by
Dep. Eric Harrison and each charged with larceny petit theft.
Nov. 18, Kiva Santiago, 33, of 146 Magnolia Trail, Sanford,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with disorderly con-
duct, resisting an officer without violence and crimes against a per-
son-refusal to leave when requested.
Nov. 18, a residential burglary on Conroy Lane and thefts on
U.S. 17 South and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Nov. 17, a business burglary at Civic Center Drive and a resi-
dential burglary on South Road were reported.
Nov. 16, Bridgette Lynn Carter, 20, of 8174 Hirst Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Nov. 16, a tag stolen on Old Bradenton Road, and thefts on
Makowski Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Nov. 15, Bradford Allen Atchley, 30, of 2491 Morning Glory
Loop, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of
fraud by insufficient funds to obtain goods.
Nov. 15, Alexander Jackson Jr., 23, of 692.Snell St., Wauchula,
was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church or school, and two counts of possession of drugs
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church or school.
Nov. 15, thefts were reported on Mine View Road and on Sriell
Street.
Nov. 14, Charlie Randolf, 35, of 1105 E. Maple St., Arcadia,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with non-support.
Nov. 14, burglary of a conveyance on Steve Roberts Special
and criminal mischief on Phil Roberts Road were reported.

Nov. 13, Michael Shawn Albritton, 37, of 998 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with sale of
stolen property and larceny.
Nov. 13, A vehicle stolen on Maxwell Road was reported.
Nov. 12, Victor Manuel Santos, 23, of 375 Torrey Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Nov. 12, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and thefts on
Moffitt Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
WAUCHULA
Nov. 18, criminal mischief on Wisconsin Avenue was report-
ed.
Nov. 17, Charlie Taylor Jr., 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with trespassing
on property not a structure or conveyance.
Nov. 16, Michael Eugene Adcox, 40, of 417 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with battery.
Nov. 16, Noel Santiago, 27, of 902 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,:
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with battery
and false imprisonment.
Nov. 16, Teodosio Perez Gonzalez, 61, of 5120 U.S. 17 North,.
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with


DUI.
Nov. 12, Lisa Ann Lymon, 35, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
neglect of child without great harm.
Nov. 12, Idalia Violetta Badillo, 22, of 323 NE Ninth St., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana.
Nov. 12, criminal mischief on East Palmetto Street was report-
ed.
An entry in this section last week was incorrectly reported by the
Sheriff's Office booking office. The correct address of Javier
Chano Mendez, 18, who was charged with burglary of an unoccu-
pied dwelling, possession of burglary tools with intent to use and
larceny, is 710 Mine Road, Bartow.

BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 17, Jasinto J. Buenrostro, 19, of 160 Poucher Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged
with DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Nov. 17, Gabino Antonio Lopez-Antonio, 24, of 100 Georgia
St., Bartow, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with
DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
SNov. 17, Esteban Mendiola, 26, of 4424 Maple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofe. Jereme Bridges and charge with fail-
ure to obey a police officer by attempting to flee.
Nov. 15, a vehicle was reported stolen from West Jones Street.

Nov. 13, a theft on First Street was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Nov. 18, criminal mischief on Oak Street was reported.
Nov. 17, Sabrina Lynn Mason, 32, of 4048 Westminster Road,
Sarasota, was arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotheringham and charged with
possession of methamphetamine, smuggling contraband into a
detention facility and driving while license suspended.
Nov. 16, a theft on Seventh Street East was reported.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Nov. 15, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,477 com-
pared to 12,143 last week and 11,012 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to weak, feed-
er steers were 1.00 to 3.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-190.00
300-400 lbs., 112.00-142.00; and
400-500 lbs., 99.00-122,00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-185.00;
300-400 lbs., 96.00-123.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00-108.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lls., 85-90 percent, 42.00-
46.00.


Slaughter Bulls:
60.00.


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-


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(USPS 578-780i
Thursday, November 22, 2007


COURTESY PHOTO
Tealishia Owens with Hardee Help Center's Judith George, and boxes and boxes, bags
and bags of food.


Tealishia- Owens:


On A Mission


By GAYLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
"It was my way to help, and I though
it needed to be done!"
That was how Tealishia Owens, 17,
explained her role in the recent food
drive conducted at Hardee Senior High
School.
Tealishia, a junior at HHS, read an
article in The Herald-Advocate asking
for community assistance in feeding the
needy of Hardee County. She was wor-
ried that there
would not be a .
enough food and .On Target
hygiene items to
go around. Not
only was she concerned, she did some-
thing about it.
The first step was a meeting with
Principal Mike Wilkinson to state her
desire to help. He asked Tealishia to pre-
sent a proposal on how she planned to
put her thoughts into action, Tealishia
,was quick to respond, and with teacher
support she was ready to begin.
Talking about the problem with her
friends was the easy part, Tealishia says.
The more she talked, the more she con-
vinced others that caring for the less for-
tunate was the right thing to do. Food
and supplies began pouring into the
media center, and Tealishia was grateful
to Diane Bryan, HHS media specialist,
who was a big help in finding spaces to
store all the goods.
At the end of the food driver, 657


pounds of food and hygiene items had
been collected. Tealishia was thrilled,
not only with the outcome of this pro-
ject but also with the willingness of oth-
ers to join in.
Tealishia doesn't think that she did
anything special, but a lot of people
surely disagree.
"The outstanding actions of this high
school student allowed us to breathe a
little easier, and we are indebted to her,"
said Judity George, director of Hardee
Help Center. Indeed, not only did
Tealishia spearhead the program single-
handedly, she also provided a bit of
muscle power, too. When George and a
volunteer came to collect the donations,
there was Tealishia ready to help load
things up!
"I'm particularly proud of Tealishia
for recognizing a need and taking such
initiative and responsibility. She certain-
ly sets an example of excellence for
other students," Wilkinson remarked.
Teahlishia, an honor roll student, cred-
its a lot of her academic success to HHS
English teacher Ron Kline. "He always
encourages me and makes me feel like I
can do anything I try," she said.
After graduation Tealishia plans to
attend Florida Metropolitan University
and become a massage therapist. A lot
of people at HHS are expecting great
things from.this industrious young lady.
A big THANK YOU to another
Hardee teen who is working to enrich
the lives of those around her!


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English Chevrolet Hits Home Run

Donates Over $6,435 To Youth Baseball


English Chevrolet Inc. is one
of 25 Chevrolet dealers from
the Tampa area that partnered
with local youth baseball lea-
gues through the Chevy Youth
Baseball program and helped
raise close to $150,000 in total
donations from the dealership
and private parties.
The program consisted of
several components, including
sports equipment and vehicle
donations, as well as a partner-
ship with the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays .during the 2007 baseball
season that presented unique
game experiences for the youth
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In all, English Chevrolet do-
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Now in its second year,
Chevy Youth Baseball is an ini-
tiative that establishes a posi-.
tive connection between local
dealers and the communities in
which they serve.
English Chevrolet was part-
nered with Hardee County
Youth Sports because of the


league's proximity to the deal-
ership. Over the course of the
season, English Chevrolet do-
nated team equipment kits,
which included bat bags, score-
books and T-shirts, and helped
donate a Chevy Tahoe SUV,
which was raffled off by partic-
ipating teams, including Hardee
County Youth Sports, which
collected $2,685 in raffle ticket
sales/donations.
"We are excited to make such
a substantial donation to Hardee
County Youth Sports and en-
joyed partnering with them this
season," said Donnie Canary,
Chevy Youth Baseball contact-
at English Chevrolet."Chevy
Youth Baseball is just one ex-
ample of how committed our
dealership is to supporting the
youth and families in the
Wauchuia community."
Another exciting component
of Chevy Youth Baseball was
the Home Run Derby, a pro-
gram conducted in partnership
with the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays. For each home run hit by


the Devil Rays at selected home
games, a $250 donation was
made to Hardee County Youth
Sports by English Chevrolet. As
an added bonus, the donation
was doubled if .the Devil Rays
won the game.
At the end of the season, the
Home Run Derby total for
Hardee County Youth Sports
was $2,250!
The payout totals were: May
5, the A's, $1,000; June 12, The
Padres, $500; July 15, NY
Yankess, $250; and Aug. 5,
Baltimore Orioles, $500.
During the Devil Rays' sea-
son, English Chevrolet also
provided tickets to home games
for Hardee County Youth
Sports, where selected youth
had the opportunity to partici-
pate in unique'game-day expe-
riences with The. Ray Teami
spirit squad. Youth players from
Hardee County were also part
of private baseball clinics at
Tropicana Field, where they
received instruction from proi.
players.


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--Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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 Schocl .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Central.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............:1... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ............:......10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
.Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

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


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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................1:00 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 ....................0:00 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.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m. _
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High) 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ...............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predic'acion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team...................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........... 11:00a.m.
Evening Worship ..............\6i00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................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.
i Thursday Evening...............7:30 p.m.1


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ..................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
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LAKE DALE BAP'IST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 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 ................(...(Ist & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"A & 4h' 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 ...;.....7:00p.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 School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... .....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .......1........1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Aye. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00a.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. _


.WAUCHULA

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

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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............,11:00a.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.mn

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................'..7:d0 "p:m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.


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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7.00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School. ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship............. ......I. 1a.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 ....:......1.....1:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ,................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer' ............7:00 p.m.

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Michael A. Guido
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The golfer had a bad day on the
course. At the last hole, he fell into
a tantrum and started swearing.
Beating the ground with a club, he
cried, "I have to give it up. I have to
give it up!"
"Give up golf?" asked the caddy.
"No," snapped the golfer, "the
ministry."
Many put sports ahead of the
Savior, the club ahead of the
church, the body ahead of the
soul.
Such a person is a pushover in
a crisis. He collapses or con-
sumes himself with self-pity.
What of the one who puts God
'first?
The Bible says, "In all these
things we are more than conquer-
ors through Him who loved us."


TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:30 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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November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate


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


Everyone who believes (trusts, and relies on the fact)
that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah is a born-again
child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also
loves the one born of Him (His offspring).
I John 5:1
By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that v
love the.children of God: when we love God and obey His cor
mands (when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His pr
cepts and His teaching.)
Obeying Him will not be irksome (burdensome, oppressive
grievous) if we love Him. We will want to please Him above o
own wants and desires.
The Word tells us whatever is born of God is victorious ov
the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even o
faith.
He who believes in the Son of God (trusts in and relies (
Him) has the testimony within himself. He who does not belie'
God has made Him out to be and represented Him as a liar, because
he has not believed (put his faith in and relied on) the evidence th
God has borne regarding His Son.
So the question is, do we believe God and that life is in H
Son? What about His promises or do we call God a liar?
A Golden Nugget would be to meditate on these things and l
faith arise within us.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


THE LOVE LETTER
"I really need you to do me a favor," John said.
"What do you want?" I responded to my good friend.
John hesitated for a moment; I prodded. His favor? Drive him
to deliver a five-page handwritten love letter.
He told me his love-grown-cold woes between himself and his
girlfriend, Ashley. He said, "If it's over, I'm going out with a
bang." I agreed. Let's do it.
When I arrived to pick him up, John said, "I feel like a moron."
Uncharacteristically nervous and impulsive, he was apologizing,
asking what to do, and thanking me in rapid succession.
What won't a person go through to restore a love relationship?
Jesus, when He must have felt the same tug, said: "But you
walked away from your first love. Why? What's going on with you,
anyway?"
With similar thoughts scattering through-his head, John bought
three roses, then wrapped the love letter onto the stem with green
ribbon. After a courage-gathering drive past Ashley's house, John
went up to the door. He shoved the delivery into the hands of an
unsuspecting guest, blurting, "Give this to Ashley." John ran and
jumped into the van, "Peel out, let's go!"
I laughed, but I didn't peel out.
John pushed through his emotional obstacles to restore love.
Won't Jesus do anything to restore a love relationship with one
of us? His very nature is revealed in the verse: "God is love."
As we drove, John started regaining his composure, until I
asked, "What if she doesn't answer?" Practically popping his seat
belt loose, he replied, "She better!"
That's one question we. never have to wonder: "What if Jesus
doesn't answer?"
So stop. Don't let your love with Jesus grow cold. Pray. Your
love letter will be instantly delivered to the One who loves you.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is
approval of the Enviromental Resource Permit on 39.90
acres to serve mining known as Hardee Excavation. The
project is located .in Hardee County, Section(s) 06,
Township 35S, Range 23E. The permit applicant is Russell
D. Adams, Stephanie R. Adams, Daniel L. Barco, and
Cynthia D. Barco whose address is 734 County Road 655,
Ona, FL 33865. The permit No. is 44032544.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is
available for inspection Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest
Florida Water Management District (District) Bartow.

NOTICE OF RIGHTS

Any person whose substantial interests are affected by
the District's action regarding this permit may request an
administrative hearing in accordance with Section 220.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes F.S.), and Chapter 28-106,
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules
of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how
the substantial interest of each person requesting the hear-
ing will be affected be by the District's action, or final
action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed
facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, FA.C.
A request for hearing must be filed with and received by
the Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville
address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14
days for an Enviromental. Resource Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sovereign Submerged Lands).
Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have
to request a hearing under Section 120.569 and
120.57,F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the District's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in this notice of final
agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the District on the
application have a right to petition to become a party to the
proceedings, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle
an administrative dispute regarding the District's final
action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
11:22c


Chalkboard
By Gina Neuhof,-
School Board Member


CAREER PLANNING
Are you or someone you know attending high school or begin-
ning their career planning? If so, you might want to visit the web-
site www.facts.org. This website is Florida's official online student
advising system. It allows high school students, college stu-
ye dentsand parents the ability to plan and track educational progress
m- in Florida. Best of all, the services are provided free by the Florida
e- Department of Education to help students make informed choices
about their education.\
or As early as 8th gra e, students in Florida are required to begin
ur their career planning process. High school students in Hardee
County are given the opportunity at school to use the ePersonal
er Education Planner (ePEP) on the facts.org website. Each student
ur has a unique login ID and password. Once logged in, this planner
is designed to assist students as they think about their goals after
on high school. Depending on whether students want to go to a uni-
ve versity, community college, career technical center or right into the
se workforce they will need to be prepared by taking the most appro-
at private and challenging courses.
A visit to the website finds a host of topics to choose from.
is You can
Determine career objectives
et Evaluate high school progress
See high school course summary and grades
Apply to college online
Access college transcripts and grades
- Apply for financial aid
Some scholarship and financial aid opportunities have dead-
lines as early as December 1st for graduating seniors to apply.
Colleges and universities also recommend applying early.
Students and parents have many choices to make about their
education and career goals. The facts.org website along with their
- guidance counselor or academic advisor can help guide them
through this process.



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.
oras 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.ICynthia 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 28 33 25 0000 08120 0000
8.0MOL ac That part of S112 of N1/2 of SW114 of SE1/4 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 Cot, Inc.
LotOS, BIk 01 Torrey Oaks Golf Course s/D
Lot 12, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D
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 SID
Lot 21, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D
Lot 27, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D


1733250815000010005
S17, T33S. R25E
1733250815000010012
$17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010013
$17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010014
S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010018
S17., T33S. R25E
1733250815000010020
$17. T33S R25E
1733250815000010021
$17. T33S, R25E
1733250815000010027
S17. T33S. R25E


08-03
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
1733250815000010004
Lot 04, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID S17. T33S. R25E
1733250815000010023
Lot 23, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course SID S17. T33S. R25E
173325081500001-0024
Lot 24, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D S17. T33S. R25E
173325081500001 0025
Lot 25, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D S17. T33. R25E
1733250815000010026
Lot 26, BIk 01, Torrey Oaks Golf Course S/D 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
NEll4 of SW114 & N314 of SE1/4 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 PlanninglZoning 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/Development 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


Pet Of The Week


I Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or |
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt- I
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel |
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a
peaceful state of mind.
-Nnrman Vincent Peale


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+/-
acres zoned A-1 from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt the N side of Vandolah Rd
E and adjacent to CR 663 0834240000 053800000
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
S08. T345. 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 ft W 42deg00min02sec 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 N1l4LESS E 2023.06 ft thereof & LESS SW114 of NW1l4 of NW1/4 &
E1/4 of SW114 of NW1/4 & N112 of SE1l4 of NW1/4 & SW1l4 of SEll4 of NW1l4 &
S112 of NEll4 LESS E 2022.68 ft thereof S16. T34S. R24E
AND
1734240000065900000
40.20MOL ac That part of NE1/4llying 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 S17, T348. 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-1 from Agriculture to Rural Center
On or abt S side of SR64, W of S Florida Ave
CYPRESS POINT LLC 29 34 25 0950 00001 OOOA
.05MOL ac Lot A Blk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview SID
S29. T34S. R25E
AND
FVP FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT LLC 28 34 250000 02460 0000
All of the SEI14 of NW1I4 lying N of Peace River; All of S112 of SW114 of NW1/4;
All of E3/4 of N112 of SW114 of NW1I4 and All of S112 of NE1/4 of NWII4 & all
that part of N112 of NE1/4 of NW114 lying S of St Rd 64, all lying & being In S28,
T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL more part desc as: a parcel of land located in
NW1I4 of S28, T34S, R25E, Hardee County, FL being further desc as follows:
Beg at a found %" iron rod in a wooden post marking SW corn of NWII4 of
S28; thence N00deg17min56sec W along W line of said NW114 of Sec 28 a dist
of 661.25 ft to N line of M1/2 of SW1/4 of NWI14 of Sec 28; thence N
89deg27min25sec E along N line of S112 of SW1/4 of NW1I4 of Sec 28 a dist of
332.87 ft to W line of E3/4 of N1i2 of SW1i4 of NWII4 of Sec 28; thence N
00degl9min15sec W along W line of E314 of N1i2 of SW114 ofNW1/4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 661.18 ft to N line of E3/4 of N1/2 of SW114 of NW1/4 of Sec28; thence N
89deg24mln29sec E along said N line of E3/4 of N % of SW114 of NW1I4 of Sec
28 a dist of 999.33 ft to W line of S112 of NE1l4 of NWII4 of Sec28; thence N
00degl 9minl8sec W along said W line of 8112 of NEll4 of NWII4 of Sec 28 a
dist of 663.12 ft to S/ly 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 Elly along arc of said
curve to the right, through a central angle of 08deg19min39sec a dist of 686.70
ft & having a chord bearing of N 79deg46min44sec E a dist of 686.09 ft to pt of
tangency; thence N 83deg56min34sec E a dist of 659.84 ftto E line of NW1/4 of
Sec 28; thence S 00degl9min22sec E along E line of NW1l4 of Sec 28, a distof
1,739.66 ft to a pt of intersection wl centerline of Peace River; thence SWIly
along centerline a dist of 706 ft, MOL to a pt of Intersection w/ South line of
NWII4 of Sec 28 a dist of 2,141.62 ft to the POB 828. T34S. R25E

07-66 Ordinance No. 2008-04
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners requests an
Amendment to Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to createthe
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 public hearing. This Public Notice is
published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified Land Development
Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are available for
public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9' Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the 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 toensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 11:15,22r.


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COUNTY COURT ,.,
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
col l: ,
jore" Banda-Saldivar, 27,
Zoll'o Springs, and, Eulalia
\baica Nava, 25, Wauchula.
Javi\i Cruz Solis, 33,
Bowling Green, and Erica Flor
GarT/a. 32: Bowling Green,
Ray Micheal Rivas, 28,
\Vauchula, and :Kristen Blair
Ali (toll "'5, W. ichula. -
,\, cmtry in the Oct. 25 issue
/uadl m incorrect entry in, this
section. It should have, said:
F'red Daniel Cook Jr:, 24,
Waticln'lia and Juilie M. Platt,
32. Z'/lflt Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of.recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC' vs.
Rence R. Lanham, default judg-
ment.
Suncoast Schools .Federal
Credit Union vs. .Crystal G&
Moses and Dallas E., Moses,
judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co.; vs.
Miranda W. Newman, judg-
ment.
ssect Acceptance LLC vs.
Stacy Costas. stipulated settle-
ment approved, execution with-
held.
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Norma Bond, denial of
petition to set aside dismissal.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in.county court:
Rene Cisneros, possessionrof
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation 12
months, obtain GED or diplo-
ma, get a job, drug abuse evalu-
ation and treatment, warrantless.
search- and seizure, $315 fine
and court costs, $150 investiga-
live costs. 50 hours community
service; possession of marijua-
na, not prosecuted.
Jacob Lee Cornelius, posses-
sion of a gun while using a
light, dismissed.
Adam Gonzalez, possession


of drug paraphernalia, 12,
months probation, warrantless
search, and. seizure, random
.drug screens, drug abuse evalu-
ation and treatment, $315 fine
and, court costs, $150 investiga
tive costs, 50 hours community
service; possession of marijua-
na, not prosecuted.
Travis Lamar Higginbotham,
possession of alcohol under age
21,.adjudication withheld, $315
fine ,nd court' costs.
Cleofas Juan Leyva, obstruct-
,ing justice without, violence,
probation 1 months,. $315 fine
and court costs, $50 investiga-
tive costs, 50 hours community
..service. ,
Jose Antonio. Lobato,,
obstructing justice without vio-
.lence, probation 12 months,
: alcohol, abuse evaluation and
treatment, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
50 hours community service.
Bernardino Hernandez Lo-
pez, disorderly jintox-ication,
$315 fine and court costs, $150
. investigative, costs.., ,.
po D ingo Bartolo. .Lopez,
domestic battery -- amended to
simple battery, probation 12
months, 12-week domestic vio-
lence class, no contact with vic-
tim, $667 fine and court costs,
$40, public defender fees, $50
,investigative.,costs, 50 hours
,ccommunitN 1seryice.
Simon Medrano, battery, .12
months probation, 127week
anger. management. classes, no
contact with victim, $667 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
Smunity service,
Jon4than ,Albert Mills, disor-
derly, into\icaiion. $170 ,court
costs.
.Il ohan Henry .Summer\ ille.
possession of ,marijuana and
possession .pf drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to drug pretrial
in,tei \entin program (DPTI).
Chailie T.aloi Jr.. trespass
other than structure or con-
veyance, 27 days with credit for
time served (CTS), $170 court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Dionisso Zacarias, disorderly
intoxication, $315 fine and


SColon & Lopez I PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold .

PUBLICGHEARING

Thursday, Decembep- 13,r2007, 8;35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
to adopt
Ordinance No. 2007-12
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee Courty Comprehensive PlanFuture
Land Use Map to the Generalized Mining Overlay Map--Map 2 to
correct 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 331.60l-acres
from Agriculture to Hiqhwav Mixed Use Future Land Use District;
providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for an
effective date;
AND
Ordinance No. 2007-14
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive P.lan Future
Land Use Map to change the Futur e Land Use deigr/atioln 6f 72+1- acres from
Agriculture and Public institutional to Rural Center Future Land Use
District; providing for seveyability; for repaAl of conflicting ordinances; 'nd
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 contlicting 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 betweenithe 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. 1 ,
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.


Dalpe .ohnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


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Report


court costs, $150 investigative
costs.
Latonia Marie Burkette,
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee; possession of
marijuana, not prosecuted.
Maria DeJesus DeLeon, tres-
pass after warning, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fee.
Willie James Lee, domestic
battery amended to simple
battery, 12 months probation,
no alcohol or bars, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, $542
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs, 25 hours community
service.
Felix Sandoval Moreno, con-
tempt of court, 120 days CTS.
and concurrent with felony sen-.
tence, $315 fine and court costs
and $100 public defender fees
placed on lien; three counts
contempt of court, not prosecut-
ed.
John Donald McCauley, tres-
passing on property other than a
structure or conveyance, adju-
dication withheld, probation six
months, stay off property, $315
fines and court costs, $200
investigative fees, 25 hours
community service.
Meliton Gabriel-Lopez, retail
theft, 60 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida .Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Cristobal Beltran, allowing
an unauthorized person to
drive, $330 fine and court costs.
Jaclyn Costner, driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee; DWLS with. prop-
erty damage, $330 fine and&
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, restitution to be set.
Gail L. Gee, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, $185 court
costs.
Juan Ramon Gonzales,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Luis Gutierrez Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 16 hours
community service.
Leroy J. McKenzie, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Arnulfo Jose Vasquez, no
- vahlid-license..S 100 Courr costs;:.
DUI, probation 121 months,
license suspended six months,
DUI school, no bars or alcohol,
random screens, $640.50 fine


and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
David Lamar Lewis, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI), probation
revoked, 60 days CTS.
Remijio Nanes, violation of
probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 120
days, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Emily Ward and Brannon
Ward, divorce.
Rebecca L. Bragg vs. Marcy
Talio, petition for injunction for
protection.
* James Stein vs. Dameon
Burke, petition for. injunction
for protection.
Robin L. Boni vs. Dameon T.
Burke, petition for injunction
for protection.
Ruben Bautista and Rosa
Maria Bautista, divorce.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Sheldon G. Pearsall, petition
for forfeiture.

Chase Home Finance LLC
vs. Anthony Alamia et al, peti-
tion to foreclose mortgage.
Jacqueline Marie Blount and
Alan Brian Blount, divorce.
Ana Libia Anselmo vs. Jose
Luis Cortez-Espinoza, petition
for injunction for protection.
Nicole Lynne McConnell vs.
Aminain "Jose" M. Aquino,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.

The, following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Rosa Fatima Iribar vs. Mar-
lene Ramirez, injunction for
protection extended.
Leticia Zambrano and Rafael
Zambrano, amended divorce
order.
Rebecca J. Villegas and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Frankie Reyna (two
cases), order.
Robin L. Carter vs. Orlando
S. Carter, injunction for protec-
tion extended.
Teresa A. Kirkland and DOR
vs. Travis C. Kirkland, order.
Alice Davis and DOR vs.
Jerry Litton Sr., child support
order.
Richard F. Kreider vs. Carl
Reitnauer, voluntary dismissal.
." A.t hingham vs. Mary
E Cunmingham and Brookside
Bluff Condominium Associa-
tion, judgment in favor of
defendant, case dismissed.


Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases.
Michael D. Owens and DOR
vs. Tonya L. Owens.
Monica Jean Clarke vs. Kirby
Lee Clarke.
Annie B. Small and DOR vs.
Lashim Lyons.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Anita Castillo, possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to DPTI.
Lauro Cisneros, battery on a
law enforcement officer, resist-
ing an officer with violence and
possession of cocaine, not pros-
ecuted.
Maria Tomasa Quinn, bur-
glary of structure, grand theft
and violation of probation


(original changes grand theft test, six months in jail followed
and burglary of structii're), pro- by two years alcohol offender
bation revoked, one year one .'probation, lifetime license sus-


day Florida State Prison CTS,
$495 fine and court costs and
$340 public defender added to
outstanding fines and fees and
all placed on lien.
David Eugene Spencer,
felony driving while license
suspended, adjudication with-
held, 18 months probation, no
operation of any vehicle, $495
fine and court costs, 75 hours
community service.
Steven L. Tucker, violation of
probation (original charge
felony fleeing to elude a police
officer), probation revoked, 180
days in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Sally Mooney Brown, pos-
session of methamphetamine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia, not prosecuted.
William Fleurimond, resist-.
ing an officer without violent
force, no registration certificate
and operating a motorcycle
without a license, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$315 fine and court costs; flee-
ing to elude a police officer, not
prosecuted.
. Tavaris Dontae Harris, pos-
session offinarijtiana 'ith intent
to sell within 1,000 feet of a
church or school amended to
possession of marijuana, trans-
ferred to DPTI; manufacture of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Archie James Hines, burglary
with assault or battery while
armed, and two counts felony
battery, three years alcohol and
drug offender probation, com-
ply with domestic violence
injunctions for protection, no
contact with victim, warrantless
search and seizure, no drugs or
alcohol, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, $1,344 fines
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Frank Williard Johns, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, pos-
session of alprazolam, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription,
possession of marijuana, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and driving while license sus-
pend.ed, estreated bonds.
Tommy Kilpatrick, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell and possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to
county misdemeanor court.
Nuel King, violation of pro-
bation (original charges felony
DUI and fleeing to elude a


pension, no drugs or alcohol,
warrantless search and seizure,
MADD impact class, $1,953
fines and court costs, $190 pub-
lic defender fees.
William Thomas Wade, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges obtaining a Florida ID
by fraud and perjury), probation
extended 12 months with same
conditions.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Frank W. and Pamela Jean
Isom to Angel Pesquerra and
Carmen Serrano, $199,500.
H'CBC Bank USA as trustee
to Oscar Ortiz Jr. and Amparo
Ortiz, $69,900.
Brannon Ward and Emily
Ward to Denice Driskell,
$120,000.
Jeannie L. Cranford to David
T. Beumel and Leigh F.
Schneider, $165,000.
Gray Epps and Belva Lee
Vance as trustees and Benjamin
R. Hash ,to Charles Andrew
Manley and Misty Kim Smith,
$133,000.:
Heartland National Bank to
Chris R. Nickerson, $170,000.
Judy P. Martinez to Juan A.
and Rosa Santos Castaneda,
$100,000.
Christopher Michael and
Samantha M. Keller to Donnie
V. Selph, $108,500.
Daniel Cuevas to J. Jesus and
Melissa Pina-Hernandez,
$15,000.
Carl Reitnauer to Martin H.
Winters, $450,000.
Val R. Patarini to Edward S.
Schontag Jr., $855,000.
Larry and Mary Boyette to R.
Kent and Cindy Lilly,
$230,000.

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NOTICE OF MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development Authority
(Independent Board) will meet on Tuesday. December
11, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.

For more information call the County Manager's office
at 863/773-9430.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the County Commissioner's office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting,
and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the members, with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based..

Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager 11:22c


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
S24E ..

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 12"1 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.: 252007TD032XXXXX


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police officer with active lights
and sirens), probation restored,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Steven Garza Maldonado,
violation of probation (original
charges 21 counts forgery, 21
counts uttering a forged instru-
ment and two counts grand
theft), probation revoked, 30
months Florida State Prison,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
David Navarro, violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of cocaine), probation
revoked, two years community
control-house arrest, license
suspended two years, warrant-
less search and seizure, sub-
stance abuse evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol use or
possession.
Matthew Ramirez, violation
of probation (original charge
arson), probation revoked, 78
months Florida State Prison
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Mary Frances Skinner, aggra-
vated domestic battery, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court.
John Oman Vickery, felony
DUI-fourth offense, felony dri-
ving while license suspended
and refusal to submit to DUI






November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate


Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas
Criminologist


THE NOT-SO-GOLDEN COMPASS
I have recently heard rumors regarding an upcoming movie for
children called "The Golden Compass." This children's movie is
based on the children's book series called "His Dark Materials"
written by Philip Pullman, one of which shares its name with the
movie.
It is being reported that proud atheist Pullman is trying to push
his anti-God beliefs on the young readers of his books. As report-
ed by Snopes.com, "The movie has been dumbed down to fool kids
and their parents in the hope that they will buy his trilogy where in
the end the children kill God and everyone can do as they please."
He has "made remarks that he wants to kill God in the minds of
children . The movie is a watered down version of the first
book, which is the least offensive of the three books ...
"In the last book, a boy and girl are depicted representing
Adam and Eve and they kill God who at times is called YAHWEH
(the name of the Jewish and Christian God of the Bible)." This
agenda has been pushed on the minds of children through this
medium and through the movie that is coming out early next
month.
I do not generally jump on the bandwagon of boycotts or
advertise such activity. With similar such drivel on television
shows and movies, I feel that there is no way to stay on top of such
issues. What bothers me in this case is the target audience of the
blasphemous "entertainment." This message of killing God and
promoting atheism is being pushed on the children that we try so
hard to protect. This movie is targeted toward those children who
are still learning the truth about God and learning to depend on
Him. If this man and the movie producers have their way, they will
eliminate the possibility of God from the minds of children today
before the children are old enough to make up their minds for
themselves.
If an adult wants to decide that there is no God, then that is
their choice. But to take a child to see these movies (and many oth-
ers out there), then we are taking away their right to choose what
they believe in.
As the Bible says, "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no
God'" (Psalms 14:1). Well, Philip Pullman, you are the fool!
Parents, I implore you not to let your children becomes fools in the
eyes of God. "Bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the
Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). Don't let your children lose their way by
following the lies of The Golden Compass. I'm Telling the Truth.
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula.
He can be e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net.


RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY & HOME SECURITY
Mi Casa Es Su Casa ... unless you are a crook, thug or other
undesirable!
Small communities are known for being hospitable and wel-
coming to both neighbors and strangers. But they can also fall vic-
tim to seasoned burglars intent on depriving people of personal
belongings.
Those who have perfected their craft of residential burglary
often canvas an area prior to making entry into a home. They may
continually drive-by a house or series of houses in a neighborhood,
observing environmental factors and traffic patterns. These crimi-
nals are intent upon hitting the easiest and most concealable target.
Fortunately, criminal justice practitioners have studied trends
in residential burglary and have identified certain key variables that
may lead to victimization or may cause a burglar to scatter away.
Most of the findings are simply common sense and require mini-
mal work on behalf of the homeowner. Other factors are not as eas-
ily controlled for the mere reason of logistics and environment.
The residential thief brings to mind the term "cat burglar,"
with the vision of an individual moving about throughout the night
lurking in the shadows. There is a good reason for this depiction,
and that is the fact that criminals like to hide behind the cloak of
darkness. They don't want to be seen or recognized so they attempt
their criminal endeavors utilizing whatever concealment can be
found at the time.
Combating this method of operation, or MO, is as easy as con-
ducting a residential survey to identify potential problematic areas.
'You have heard the saying, "To catch a crook you must think like
a crook!"' Well, keep that in mind when you conduct the home
audit. Ask yourself, "Where would I hide around the exterior of my
house if I did not want to be seen by others? You will quickly begin
to see the hot spots that are crying out for attention.
Here are some tips for home security:
Look at your landscaping and assess the number of trees and
shrubs encroaching upon the' doors and windows of your home.
Foliage makes for a great hiding place, especially when observing
from across the way. Obstructed vision at the point of in-
gress/egress will most certainly increase the odds that your home
will be burglarized. A good rule of thumb is to not to have trees and
shrubs larger than five or six feet in height surrounding your doors
and windows. Trim the trees and prune the shrubs so visibility is
unimpeded from the street or surrounding homes. Ground-floor
windows that are hidden or partially obstructed by shrubs give the
thug visual protection. There should be a direct line of sight from
the street to your windows, otherwise burglars have the opportuni-
ty to enter a house with minimal chance of being observed or seen.
Those of you who own two-story houses, bear in mind that
low-hanging tree limbs provides the burglar ease of access to
multi-level residences. They can easily access the tree limb and
climb to the second-story window. To combat this entry point, sim-
ply cut back the limbs so the burglar can't reach them. Unless the


crook is an experienced gymnast, access may be too difficult to
overcome! Remember, we want to make it difficult to get inside so
the burglar will pass on your house.
Testing the locking mechanisms on doors and windows is a
crucial part of your home audit. Replace broken or non-operational
locks, as these are of no use and can be easily compromised. Keep
your doors and windows locked when away from your home for
any extended period of time. Many people who live in the country
leave their homes unlocked when meandering around town. An.
unlocked door or window is of particular interest to a burglar
because it makes for easy access with little to no evidence being
left behind. There is no need to make forced entry when the home-
owner left the house unlocked!
Many people have installed beautiful front doors with gor-
geous hand-crafted glass panes. The visual 'impact provides won-
derful curb appeal, while at the same time minimizing security to
the home. Doors with windows make forced entry rather easy. The
burglar simply breaks the glass and reaches inside to open the door.
Think an interior key-activated deadbolt will delay the
unwanted guest? It probably will, unless you leave the key in the
. locking mechanism on the inside, then a thief can simply reach in
and turn tie key to disengage the lock. Make sure you lock the
deadbolt at night od when you leave, and remove the key from the
locking mechanism. Place it somewhere close by but out of the
reach of an extending arm through the window on the door.
Splash some light around your house! A well-lighted area can
spotlight unexpected visitors and burglars. Motion-activated lights
are economical, easy to install and a very good means of protect-
ing your home and the people inside. You don't need stadium-sized
wattage lighting up your neighbor's house, either. A 75-watt
motion-activated floodlight will work just fine.
Place one at each corner of the house in the backyard. This
location is critical to protecting your home because the area behind
the house is the least observed from the street. The lights should be
installed just under the rain gutter or higher, so a thief cannot reach
up and disengage the bulbs. Once those are erected, concentrate on
illuminating the front door. You want the police or others to see
what is occurring at the front entrance of your home at night.
It is very important that you provide light to the exterior of
your home at night. Don't believe in the myth that the use of arti-
ficial lighting at night will substantially increase your electric bill.
Shutting off the lights around the exterior of your house doesn't
really save much money. In reality, the cost for electricity is mini-
mal for these added security measures. Remember that a dark con-
cealable house does substantially increase your chances of being
victimized.
And, finally, stay hinme once in awhile. This is your castle,
enjoy it! A contributing factor' to escalating rates of burglarized
homes is the appearance of an unoccupied and poorly secured
house. Burglars don't tend to visit occupied houses in the daytime.
Remember, in the interest of being hospitable, my house is
your house .... unless the doors and windows are locked and I am
not at home!
Burglars beware: Mi Casa No Es Su Casa!
Dr. Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.

The flrst movie con*l to have a pie thrown in his face
was Fatty ArbudOce. Mabel Normand did the tossing in
the 1913 silent film "A Nolse From the Deep".


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Do not add to what I com-
mand you and do not sub-
tract from it, but keep the
commands of the Lord your
God.
Deuteronomy 4,2 (NIV),

FRIDAY
But even there you can look
for the Lord your God, and
you will find Him if you look
for Him with, your whc!e
being. It will be hard when all
these things happen to you.
but after that you will come
Vack to the Lord your god
and obey Him, because the
Lord your God is a merciful
God.
Deuteronomy 4:29,31a (NCV)

SATURDAY
(The Lord said), "Oh, that
they would always have
hearts like this, that they
might fear Me and obey all
My commands! .. Stay on
the path that the Lord your
God has commanded you to
follow. Then you will live long
and prosperous lives in the
land you are about to occu-

Deuteronomy 5:29a,33 (NLT)

SUNDAY
God; our God! The one and
only God! Love God, your
God with your whole heart:
love Him with all that's in you,
love Him with all you've got.
Deuteronomy 6:4b-5 (ME)

MONDAY
You must actively obey God
in everything He commands.
Only then will you be doing
what is right and good in the
Lord's eyes. If you obey Him,
all will go well for you... For
it always goes well with us
when we obey all the laws of'
the Lord our God.
Deuteronomy 6:17-18a,25 (TLB)
TUESDAY
And now, 0 Israel, what does
the Lord your God ask of you
but to fear the Lord your
God, to walk in His ways, to
love Him, to serve the Lord
your God with all your heart
and all your soul.
Deuteronomy 10:12 (NIV)

WEDNESDAY
The highest heavens and the
earth and everything in it
belong to the Lord your God
... The Lord your God is the
God of gods and Lord of
lords. He is the great God,
mighty and awesome, who
shows no partiality and takes
no bribes. He gives justice to
orphans and widows.
Deuteronomy 10:14,17 (NLT)


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The Thanksgiving Holiday is a special time to give thanks for the good we have received in life. I
want you to know how much I thank and appreciate the many people who have placed their confidence
and trust in me as their lawyer and friend over the last twenty (20) years.

Over time, more and more people have come to rely on me during difficult times and hardship.
As Moody Law, P.A., continues to grow, I remain committed to providing the best legal service and
experience possible.

In May of last year, I suffered serious injuries as a result of a car accident. Peca use of my injuries,
extensive physical rehabilitation was required. Thanks to the countless prayers of support by this
community and God's good grace, I have made a remarkable recovery. I have been truly blessed.

No one knows the exact words that were spoken in that prayer just before the first thanksgiving
meal was eaten by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. However, their thankfulness must have been for the
possibilities of religious freedom, taxation with representation, fair hearings before magistrates when
charged with crimes, relief from oppressive monarchs and freedom to speak their minds without fear of
reprisal. Many of the things taken for granted and rarely mentioned in the thanksgiving prayers today are
what they were thankful for.

On my behalf and all of us at Moody Law, we give thanks to you throughout the Holidays.

Please find a Thanksgiving Prayer by Rabbi Naomi Levy that you may choose to share with your
family during Thanksgiving.


For the laughter of the children,
For my own life breath,
For the abundance of food on this table,
For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast,
For the roof over our heads,
The clothes on our backs,
For our health,
And our wealth of blessings,
For this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends,


For the freedom to pray these words
Without fear,
In any language,
In any faith,
In this great country,
Whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her
inhabitants.
Thank You, God, for giving us all these. Amen.


Thank you again for your support and friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving,




Daniel D. Moody


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an
election will be held in each county in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification or
rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. Witt"
respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except
for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to
$500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to non-
homestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal
property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property
except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead
within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead;
except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new home-
stead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relin-
quished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the
accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed
$500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as
defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership
or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes.
This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec-
tors in the general election held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than.
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as
currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008,
or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of
2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first
apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax-r1ll if this revision is approved in the general
election held in November of 2008.

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or
public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the
municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the
property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational,
literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from tax-
ation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family
residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general
law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and econom-
ic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion
of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new busi-
ness and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The
amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The
period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or munic-
ipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be grant-
ed an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property
on which such device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time fixed by general law not to
exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted
only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this
exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand
dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be
exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by gener-


al law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade
and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be clas-
sified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article
shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the
effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st
of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b., The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead proper-
ty shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of


the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall
be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be
assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this
amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the deci-
sion of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1. 2009. or January
1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately preceding the
establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at
less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establish-
es a new homestead as of January 1, 2008. is entitled to have the new homestead assessed
at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1.
2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as fol-
lows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value
of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
doned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-.
stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500.000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the
prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph
is greater than $500.000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so
that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter. the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall
provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the
provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance
that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such char-
acter or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction
in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed
value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property
for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents
or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such
a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of
the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real
property, as defined by general law. which contains nine units or fewer and which is not sub-
ject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only
as provided -in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law. including any
change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such' property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter. such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes. additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the adjustment for any change.
addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this sub-'
section.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that
is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f)
shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) 6f the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law.
is made to such property. Thereafter. such property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law. including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter. such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes. additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the adjustment for any change. addi-
tion. reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special ben-
efits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand dollars and. for all levies other
than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and
up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner pre-
scribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, joint-
ly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership repre-,
senting the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a
leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provi-
sions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corpo-
ration, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed
value of the property.


(c) By gonoral law and oubjoot to oonditionc cpooifiod thoroin, tho oxomption hall
bo inoroacod to a total of twenty fivo thousand dollar of tho accocood valuo of tho roal
octato for oaoh cohool district lovy. By gonoral law and cubjoct to conditions epooifiod thoro
in, tho oxomption for all othor lovioc may bo incroacod up to an amount not oxoooding ton
thousand dollar of tho acoococod valuo of tho roal octato if tho ownor hac attained ago sixty
fivo or ic totally and pormanontly dicablod and if tho ownor is not ontitlod to tho oxomption
provided in cuboootion (d). i
(d) By gonoral law and cubjoot to condition cpocifiod thoroin, tho oxomption call
bo incroacod to a total of tho following amount of acococod valuo of roal octato for oaoh
lovy other than thoco of school dictriotc: fiftoon thousand dollars with roopoot to 1980
accocomontc; twenty thousand dollar with rospoot to 1981 acoocmontc; twenty five thou
cand dollar with roopoct to acsocomontc for 1982 and oaoh yoar thoroafter. Howovor, cuoh
inoroaco hall not apply with rocpoct to any acoomnont roll until ouoh roll ic first dotorminod
to bo in compliance with tho provioionc of cootion 4 by a potato agony dorignatod by gon
oral law. Thic oubootion hall ctand ropoalod on tho offootivo dato of any amondmont to
cootion 4 which providoc for tho accocsmont of homoctoad property at a cpooifiod poroont


ago of itc jurA valuo.


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November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7C


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll,
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, But-
tered Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, French Fries, Juice,
Birthday Cake & Ice Cream)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Biscuit,
Cinnamon Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni (Salad
Tray, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Juice, Roll) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Pears, Jell-O,
Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Potato Triangle, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Hot Pocket Pepperoni (Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Snack, Applesauce) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, But-
tered Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Cheese Pizza or Hot
Dog on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Birthday Cake & Ice
Cream, Baked Beans) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Biscuits,
Cinnamon Toast,, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Milk


Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni or Pep-
peroni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Peaches,
Salad Bar, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
t3reakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Corn, Jell-O,
Pears, Roll) and Milk 1
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese & Ham,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Broc-
coli, Salad Bar, Potato Triangle,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Squash, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Fruit Snacks, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits But-
tered Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh
Potatoes, Broccoli, Macaroni
Salad, Birthday Cake & Ice
Cream, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs, Biscuit, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Peaches,
Roll, Juice) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears,
Jell-O) and Milk
FRIAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
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VETERAN VISITS


The stegosaurus was a large, plant-eating dinosaur that
lived about 150 million years ago in what is now the
western United States. It had two rows of bony plates
shaped like huge arrowheads sticking out of its back and
tall.


Continued From 6C
(~).(e By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature
may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by gen-
eral law.
W(A.) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant
an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person
who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent res-
idence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must
allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits pre-
scribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law,
and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this sub-
section for changes in the cost of living.
{(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on
homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the
veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United
States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service.
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent,
service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to
the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military
service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the
percentage of the veteran's serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably
identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.
If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent
years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not
require implementing legislation.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assess-
ments.--The amendments to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article VII. providing a $25.000 exemp-


n oit for tangible pers n


authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of home-
stead property. and this section. if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejec-
tion at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29. 2008, shall take effect
upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or. if sub-
mitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall
take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to
Section 4 of Article VII creatine subsections (fl and (n of that section, creatine a limitation


on annual assessment increases for specified real property. shall take effect upon approval
of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009. if approved at a
special election held on January 29. 2008. or shall first limit assessments beginning January
1. 2010. if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f) and
(ga of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1. 2019: however, the legislature


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(g). which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the gen-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000114
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FANIDA WILSON GEIGER,
Deceased /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Fanida Wilson Geiger,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 15, 2007, Is pending In
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is RP.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is November 22, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Patricia A. Mishoe
1366 Dens Circle
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney for Fanida Geiger
Florida Bar Number: 0608475
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone (863) 382-7700
Fax: (863) 382-7715
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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL SERVICE
Veterans Day Sunday had an
attendance of 80. Pastor Jim
recognized the veterans with all
of the various armed forces rep-
resented. His message was
about the meanings of the stars
and stripes of the flag and all
the folds' meanings as each fold
is made after draping a casket
and the family is presented with
that flag. When the folds are
done there are four stars show-
ing and those stars are of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
with the top star representing
God our Father. Anyone wish-
ing this information see Pastor
Jim he can give you a copy of
this information. Our song
director, Bob Conkle and
pianist, Cheryl Conkle are back
for the season. We had special
music by Dan Yurovich. The
ushers were Ted and Caye
Palarari and George and Reggie
DeSmet.
COFFEE HOUR
We had 142 in attendance.
Wanda led off with the pledge
and prayer. There is ome new
information regarding sign up
sheets, for any event it will be
very important to make sure
you sign up especially for any
food event so we will be sure to
have enough food. With the
number of residents we now
have it will be a great value to
us all.
Janet Forester will be our
new Pancake Chairman, thanks



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
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she also has all her helpers cho-
sen and ready for their first task
on Saturday Nov. 24.
Tabs and cans as well as
Campbell soup labels are still
being collected and Bob Johns
is the one to see if you have any
questions about these items.
We will be having shuffle
everyday at 1 p.m. in the park
for anyone who would like to
join, and point shuffle starts
Nov. 23.
Choir practice will start on.
Wednesday at 2 p.m. anyone
who enjoys singing is welcome
to join. Also, Bible study is at 3
p.m. see Ardeth Johns if you
have any questions.
Don't forget bocce at 1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays every-
one is welcome an easy game to
learn.
Don't forget to sign up for
our Thanksgiving Dinner, the
turkeys are compliments of The
Wilder Corporation. Bud
Brown is heading up the dinner
and it will be a potluck 1 p.m.
Nov. 22. Bingo started Friday
Nov. 16; everyone is welcome
to come and have a good time.
There were 35 coupons given
out for different businesses
and 50/50 of $54.50 was won
by Marian Tarzwell, a nice
addition for her cruise trip. We
hope all enjoy their winnings.
Our park is getting back in the
swing of things and hope to
have a spotlight on some of our
residents in the future.

You can never expect too
much of yourself in the
matter of giving yourself to
others.


From The Heart
By David Kelly


THE POWER OF PRAYER
Every once in a while someone asks, "Say a prayer for me."
Or, friends might say, "I'll be praying for you," or "We are keeping
you in our prayers."
It's nice to know that someone is praying for you. No, not
"nice," it is essential to know that people are praying for you.
My brother, Jonathon Kelly, was in the hospital for around 15
days last month. There were a couple of moments when we feared
for his very life. Thankfully, many of you didn't just say that you
would pray for him, but you actually did pray.
Now, I know a lot of people think Jonathon got better because
of good doctors, smart choices by nurses, love from his family or
that he just toughed it out. I believe that all of these things were a
part of his recovery, but I firmly believe that God was the director
of it all.
God hears the prayers of believers.
Praying can be considered simple, uneventful, something we
do out of ritual or habit. Praying can be rote memorization if we let
it. But praying should be holy, fearful, inspirational, enlightening,
humbling, rewarding and full of joy.
So when you pray, don't take for granted or forget Who you
are talking with during your prayer. Spend some time thinking
about who God is.
This is a great thing to think about before you pray. I believe
it helps us pray with confidence. Knowing that God is omniscient,
omnipresent, omnipotent gives me hope that no matter what I come
.to, He already knows about it, He is already there and ready to deal
with it and me, and He is strong enough to see me through.
To realize that God is eternal, loving, just, King of all kings,
the Creator, the Alpha and Omega this is powerful. To know that
God's Son, Jesus, is the Way and the Truth and the Life, that He is
Savior and Redeemer, to know that Jesus paid the debt of sin and
rose victorious, over death so that we may have life eternal this
is powerful. To know that God has made us co-heirs with Christ
and given us the Holy Spirit to guide our paths and comfort our
souls this is powerful, too.
To realize that God is who the Bible says He is, and that He
'has done, is doing and will do what He says He will do is a great
way to start prayer.
Adoration is key in prayer. We should adore our heavenly
Father at all times, but especially in prayer. Truly opening our
hearts to God and showing Him that we love and adore Him is the
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he get better? Oh, I hope he doesn't die! I don't know why God
makes us suffer! All of this we have to take to God and surrender
at His feet.
Sunday mornings can be hectic around my house. It is a
"work" day. (I don't really consider my job "work" because I feel
blessed to be able to do what I do. I am a youth director at our
church.) So, Sundays we get up around 6 or 6:30, start breakfast
and play, and then start getting ready for.church.
Usually I leave home around 8:10 a.m. and get to the church
and start doing my Sunday responsibilities, Sometimes, I admit, I
am worried about doing my jobs and not concerned with praying
like I should be. Sometimes I get wrapped up in what I'm supposed
to be doing and not in the ess.-itials of what I really need to be
doing.
Many times you hear at meetings, "We don't have time to pray
long, so let's just keep it short." Or you'll open a meeting and give
people a chance to pray but no one does. Sad, but true. Sometimes
we are not the people of prayer we should be. I think it is because
we forget who God is.
Did you hear me? We forget Who God is! The Great I Am. We
have forgotten that He is able. We have forgotten that He has a
Name that is above all names. We have forgotten that He can
change hearts and lives and circumstances in the blink of an eye.
We forget that God is God, of everything, all the time.
I was reminded of this Sunday morning when my little one,
J.T., had been up all night vomiting. My wife, bless her heart, had
taken great care of him but was beat come sunrise. My daughter,
Katherine, was ready to go conquer the world come sunrise, and
Daddy was trying to take it all in and get ready to go to "work."
I comforted my wife, got Katherine settled in playing, and
Karen got J.T. doctored up while I was getting ready.
As I normally do, I went to give everyone hugs and kisses and
walk out the door. I saved J.T. for last so as not to infect the other
two. As I went to give him a hug, he said in his best Academy
Award performance, "Dad, when you're up there preaching and
teaching everyone this morning, will you let everyone know I'm
not going to make it today, and Dad could you ask them if they
would pray for me?"
Wow, what a reality check!
J.T. is 5 years old, and he sees the need for prayer. He knows
God. He knows Who God is. He hadn't forgotten, even in his sick-
ness.
As the pastor prayed for J.T. on Sunday, he said we should all
covet corporate prayer. Not for attention's sake or for selfish rea-
sons to get what we desire, but for the simple fact that is what God
desires. What better way to love one another than to spend time
adoring our heavenly Father and asking Him to intercede on our
loved one's behalf?
The next time you pray, spend a few moments thanking God
for Who He is. You'll be glad you did.
Fear is a cloak which old men huddle about their love, as
if to keep it warm.









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Thursday, November 22, 2007


PAGE ONE


Editor's note: The following
two letters have been provided
by our readers by missionaries
stationed with the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, currently working in
Wauchula at the church, 630
Hanchey Road.

MARTIN CARNEY
My name is Elder Martin
Carney. I grew up in Portland,
Ore. but I've lived in several
different places as I've grown. I
enjoy the arts drawing,
painting, sculpting, computer
graphics . you name it! I'm
not much of a fan of sports, but
I enjoy a friendly game of
dodgeball. I also like math and
science. Before I came out on
my mission, I studied a year at
Snow College in Utah, major-
ing in Art Education. I plan on
returning to get my degree to
become a high school art
teacher.
I am currently serving as a
full-time missionary for the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, and I'm
about halfway through my two-
year mission. I am serving a
mission following the Savior's
inspired pattern of going two-
by-two to minister of His
Gospel to God's children. I'm
here far away from family and
home because of the Savior's


Carney
influence in my life. I know that
His doctrines of love change
lives. I hope, and have experi-
enced that sharing those truth
brings people to the Savior.

JEFFREY TREE
Hi, my name is Elder Jeffrey
Tree, and I am a representative
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.
I am from Salt Lake City,
Utah, only five minutes from
the 2002 Olympic Speed
Skating Oval. Before coming to
Florida I was a swimmer and a
water polo player and enjoyed
all other sports as well; I also
attended a local college where I
was working on becoming a
high school math teacher.
I come from a family of five.


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I have one younger brother and
one younger sister. Both my
parents are from Utah; and my
entire family for several genera-
tions has been raised in the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.
I came to Florida a the begin-
ning of this year to serve a full-
time, two-year mission for my
Savior and His church.
Originally I chose to serve a
mission because I wanted to
follow the example of my dad
and uncles, and to be obedient
to the call of the prophet of
God. Now, several months later,
I have truly come to see the
change that the gospel of Jesus
Christ brings into peoples lives,
and I want to do everything I
can to help others experience
that. I know that Jesus Christ is
the Son of God and that only
through Him can we attain hap-
piness in this life and joy in the
world to come.
Here in Hardee County we
have started an English class
and started a community sports
night and we hope to be able to
continue to find other ways to
help our neighbors both to
come unto Christ and to make
the day go a little faster.


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Missionaries Stationed


In Hardee County


HARDEE WILDCATS
BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
2007/2008


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's basketball time.
The boys basketball teams
are the fourth of the winter
sports to get going.
The boys have an usual
schedule this year, playing
seven consecutive district
games before the Christmas
holiday break, beginning with
Monday's trip to Palmetto.
Before the first week is out,
Hardee will host Braden River
on Thursday and travel to
Sebring on Friday.
Head coach Vance Dickey,
returns for his fifth year at the
helm of the varsity Wildcats
and will again have Travis Bone
as his assistant. Rod Smith will
head the JV, along with his
assistant Leigh Thomas. Chris
Polly will serve as strength and
conditioning coach for both
squads.
The varsity returns a pair of
experienced seniors in the front
court, with Mark St. Fort and
Arnold Louis, who both played
a lot of summer AAU ball. St.
Fort will be signing shortly a
letter of intent to play for
Division II Eckerd College,
which barely lost in the final
eight in the playoffs last year.
Dickey will be looking for a
backcourt trio to replace gradu-
ate Weston Palmer, Jermaine
. King and Onel Virgile. Most
likely candidates are seniors
guards Marwin Simmons and
Josh Jackson and junior for-
ward Lucas Juarez.
It will take some time for the
football players to get in good
basketball condition. Expected
out are senior Tyrone Pace, a
big contributor on the boards
last year, and senior Jimmy
Cimeus, once his football
injuries heal.
Also projected to play'on the
varsity are junior guard Nolan
Neuhouser and forward Postene
Louisjeune, also a junior. Sophs
Ezayi Youyoute and Antjuan
Jones are expected to help out a
lot.


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Coach: Vance Didkey


Smith's projected team for
2007-08 includes sophs Charles
Allen and Jarrell Ellis, along
with freshmen Kalan Royal,
Kyle Bodeck, Justin Bromley,
Scott Donaldson, D'Vonte
Hooks, Jarrius Lindsay, Tre'
Anderson, Serapio Torres and
Carl Brown.
"We are capable of being
competitive this year and
should be a force in the dis-
trict," said Dickey.


In the second week of the
season, Hardee hosts Avon
Park on Dec. 4 and travels to
Sarasota Booker on Dec. 6.
Before the holiday break,
Hardee will go to DeSoto on
Dec. 14 and to Braden River on
Dec. 18.
The 'Cats will participate in a
pair of tournaments over the
holidays. They will be at Jesuit
High School on Dec. 28-29 and
at Alonzo High on Jan. 3-4-5.


The average American drinks 210 milligrams of caffeine
a day. That's equal to two to three cups of coffee,
depending on how strong it is.
The stegosaurus was a large, plant-eating dinosaur that
lived about 150 million years ago in what is now the
western United States. It had two rows of bony plates
shaped like huge arrowheads sticking out of its back and
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50 YEARS PLUS


Living
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SFCC Musicians Entertain

For Wednesday Musicale


On Nov. 7, members and
guests of The Wednesday Musi-
cale again welcomed Doug
Andrews, Dean of Cultural
Affairs at South Florida Com-
munity College.
This was a return visit for
Andrews who, along with his
jazz band, received rave
reviews for the club's October
27th fall banquet.
He introduced fellow SFCC
employee Nelly Guzman of the
ESOL Program, who also was
the area's first Heartland Idol.
Among the songs she sang
were "If You Love Me";
"Georgia"; John Lennon and
Paul McCartney's "Yesterday";
and "I Could Have Danced All
Night" from My Fair Lady.
Andrews joined her in singing
the popular "Somewhere Over
The Rainbow."
Dr. Sylvia Collins presided
over the 4 p.m. meeting held at
the Woman's Club building..
Nearly 40 attended. Ann Sasser
gave the hymnology for "Faith
Of Our Fathers," which every-
one sang, under the direction of
Ruth Fisher. Judye Mercer ac-
companied on the piano.
Emphasizing the club's 87-
year history, Bess Stallings
wore a hat of her late great aunt,
K


COURTESY PHOTOS
Gerald and Rita Brummett of Wauchula celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, 2007, taking a two-
week trip to North Carolina to enjoy some cool weather
and the turning of the leaves. Upper photo shows the
couple when they married in 1957. Lower photo shows
them today. They are the parents of Duane Brummett and
wife Joy of Wauchula; Gene Brummett of Crewsville; and
Deanne and husband David Shanklin of Sebring. They
have been blessed with eight grandchildren, and recent-
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COURTESY PHOTOS
South Florida Community College's Dean of Cultural
Affairs, Doug Andrews, accompanies soloist Nelly
Guzman of the College's ESOL Program.


Ella Beeson, and carried a purse
of her late grandmother,
Katherine C. Beeson. Both
*were charter members of the
club. She read a poem penned
by the late Sylvia Neal Coker
entitled "Remember The
Veterans."
Stallings introduced eight
new'members and she and the
president welcomed them plus
several guests.
Following the program, re-


freshments were served by the
hostesses, Sasser, Stallings and
Dr. Collins.
Looking ahead for the
Musicale, Bill and Jeraldine
Crews have invited club mem-
bers and guests to their home
for the Dec. 12, 4 p.m. program.
Refreshments and a time of fel-
lowship will begin at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, call
(863) 773-3594, or (-863) 773-
6251.


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grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
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Paternal grandparents are
Dallas Moses Sr. of Missouri
and Audrey Moses of Bowling
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50MEbODYTO LOVE.

Well, night after night, I get down on mu knees,
Fraying for other people's miracles, wants and needs.
Loid, You know that I rarely ever pray for myself
but tonight, Lord, I'm asking You for a little help.
Youknow that j have had and lost more than most men
ever will,
Ibut the one thing I've needed all mu life, I'm searching
for still.
5o, Lord, if You're listening to mu prayers up in
Heaven above,
I'm pleading with You, Lord, could oou send me some-
bodu to love.
Could You please send me somebody to make me feel
the feelings I've never known,
5omebodj that can erase ears of loneliness and will
never ever leave me alone.
,Could You please send me somebody that can fill mt
heart full ofjou,
And give me that special companionship I've neededJ
since was a bou.
Could You please send me somebody that really loves
to cuddle and hold,
5o I will never again spend another night of mi life
lonely and cold.
Could You please send me somebody that really9 likes
to laugh and plau,
Go to church together on 5undays and then enjoy a
good family3 da3.
Could You please send me somebody9 that will love
and accept me, for me,
5omebod3 that really doesn't care about mq past life
or what 1 used to be.
Could You please send me somebody that still
believes that love lasts for life,
5omebod3 that is trul3 read3 to settle down and
S.... becol-e a good wife.
4Well, Lordp guess "I' close, I'm sorrT if m i prayers are
/ a little selfish tonight,
but I ho/estl3 need somebody to love me, that will
make bC life complete and right.

5teven J. Lupo
SLibert Correctionallnstitution
bnistol
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.







Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Card Lane
2007 Rules
1. Participants are responsible for obtaining, construct-
ing, and painting their own card.
2. Each card must be no less that 4' x 8' and no larger
than 8' x 8', presented in any shape or variation. Please do
not make bracing visible. (Back of card should be painted
or covered attractively.
3. Your card must contain a Christmas Message and/or an
appropriate theme and may contain the signature of one
family, business, or organization. PLEASE, NO ADVER-
TISING.
4. The card must be securely erected and anchored; mak-
ing sure the card is secure. You are responsible for the
installation and removal of your card. The committee
retains the right for site selection.
5. Installation of cards will begin Friday, November 23, at


9:00 a.m. with all cards in place by Friday December
7th, at 9:00 p.m.
6. This is a non-profit project for the community. Entries
must be received as early as possible to ensure that
everyone will have a spot.
7. All cards must remain in place through December and
must be taken down by Monday, January 7th, 2008.
8. The Chamber of Commerce, the County Commission-
ers nor the City of Wauchula is responsible for property of
participants; however, extra security and protection from
the local law enforcement agencies will be requested dur-
ing the showing of Christmas Card Lane.
9. For further information or assistance with cards, please
call Casey or Sheena at the Chamber of Commerce, 773-
6967. 11:22c


Garden Club To IBM GIFT
Hear Landscape b a, ,i C
Expert Nov. 28
The Wauchula Garden Club
will meet Wednesday, Nov. 28,
to hear a program on landscap-
ing by Gordon Cox of Sebring.
The noon luncheon meeting
will be held at the Woman's
club building, 131 N. Seventh
Ave., Wauchula. The hostesses
will be Lois Summers, Libby-
Bradley and Sylvia Ann
Barrows.
Final plans will be made for
the Dec. 1 Antiques, Arts &
Crafts Under the Oaks, co-
sponsored by the Woman's
Club.
Further information may be
obtained by calling President COURTESY PHOTO
Jeanette Perrine at 773-6026. The IBM Corp., a worldwide sponsor of the public school system, grants money or sup-
You give but little when you plies to schools where its employees volunteer. Eddie Powell, whose son Kyle is a fifth
give of your possessions. grader at North Wauchula Elementary School, is one such volunteer. The Wauchula
It is when you of your- native has logged over 80 community program hours since January 2007 and recently
givebrought a $1,000 IBM cash grant to the schools. In above photo, NWES Principal Sonja
self that you truly give. Bennett is happy to receive the check from Powell and his son Kyle as Assistant
-Kahlil Gibran Principal Dale Wolgast also enjoys the gift.


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Hardee County Council on Aging S5 20,000
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S Home-delwer, meals


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee Countians who participate in Peace River Electric Cooperative's charitable Operation Round Up program
were among those who played a role in a recent $20,000 donation to the Hardee County Council on Aging, a non-
profit organization which strives to improve the quality of life for those aged 60 and over. Its mission is to maximize
their independence, combat isolation and minimize loneliness through programs and services which promote a
healthy and active lifestyle. One example is its meal program, which offers congregate dining or home-delivered hot
meals once a day, five days a week. Located in Wauchula, the Hardee County Council on Aging can be reached at
773-2022. Operation Round Up Board of Directors shown presenting the $20,000 to Ann Martin of the Council on
Aging are (front, from left) Jack Clark, John Russell, Marie Dasher and Paul Samuels; (back row) Bruce Vickers,
Hollis Albritton, Julian Tharp, Bill Hodge and Joe Parrish.


COUNTRY CLOVERS
CLUB
This month the Country
Clovers 4-H Club has elected
their 2007-2008 officers.
Everyone is very confident that
our new officers will lead us
through a very successful year.
Our officers are: president-
Dylan Roberts; vice-president-
Amanda McNabb; secretary-
Chelsea Wallace; treasurer-
Brandi Westberry; reporter-
Farrah Muntz; historians-Justin
' Rickett, Ryan Ham and Garrett
Ham; song leader-Emily
Albritton; and sergeants-at-
arms Will Bennett and Tara
McNabb.
Last month we had a guest
speaker from Showmaster


Feed. He explained the impor-
tance of proper nutrition and
constant availability of water
for our swine. He was extreme-
ly informative and we all
enjoyed it.
We have also had a lot of
teaching for our members who
will show rabbits and poultry.
There have been sample pens
and waterers for our new
exhibitors to view.
Everyone has purchased their
show animals for the 2008
Hardee County Fair. It is a lot of
work properly tending to our
animals but we are confident
that it will be very rewarding.
Farrah Muntz
Reporter


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
CASUAL WORSHIP
Recently I saw a sing near a church that announced "Casual
Worship."
I realize that the message here has to do with casual "dress."
Come as you are. Sandals, baseball cap, T-shirt, all are OK. Relax,
kick back and worship. There are no harsh judgmentalists here.
Every man can reverence the God of his choosing or none at
all! The goal is to be true to oneself.
Rules, regulations, commandments, they only confine our
spirits! Freedom is the order of the day! Freedom from the restric-
tions of our fathers and grandfathers.' Freedom from long sermons,
dull prayers and music carried over from another century!
Freedom from the tedious teachings about sin that project
guilt. By all means, let's select a religion that is encouraging, that
makes us feel good about ourselves. There is already enough doom
and gloom in the world!
All this sounds reasonable, because it is the spirit of the age we
are living in. But it appears very thin and inadequate when we open
the pages of the Bible.
"The earth is the Lord's arid the fullness thereof; the world and
they that dwell therein.
For He hath founded it upon the seas, established it upon the
floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand
in His holy place?
He that hath clean hands and a pure heart." (Psalm 24:1-4)
Nothing casual here!


Mikka Grice
Is One
Seth Mikka Grice, son of
Pete and Tonya Grice of
Bowling Green, turned one year
old on Oct 3, 2007. He was
born Nov. 2, 2006. His first
birthday was celebrated with a
Thomas The Train party at his
home. Sausage, hot dogs, chips,
macaroni and cheese, potato
salad, baked beans and, of
course a Thomas cake were
served.
Sharing the special event
were grandparents Delbert and
Dot Moye, and Dale and Janet
Beckham, great-grandmother
Zella Warren, cousins Liz and
Bryce Beckham, Uncle Buster
and Aunt Angie and cousins
Daisy and Dalton Tomlinson,
and many other family and
friends.


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Gutierrez Lone

State Runner


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Gilberto Gutierrez
was the lone Hardee Wildcat to
earn a trip to the state cross
country meet at Dade City last
Saturday.
In his senior season, Gutier-
rez followed in the footsteps of
his older brother, 2007 graduate
Jose Gutierrez, in excelling in
cross country in his senior sea-
son. The younger brother
placed 12th in the regional run
to qualify for state.
At regionals, Gutierrez came
close to meeting his career best
of 17:30, coming to the tape in
17:33, his personal best this
season. He and classmate Luis
Reyes went to the Little Ever-
glades course the day before the
state race.
It didn't help as much as they
had hoped as Gutierrez was
stuck in the pack and ran a
much slower race that usual,
coming in 18:33 to tie with
Thomas Gibble of Gulf Breeze
for 111th.
Obviously some were more
acquainted with the course as
Godby senior Joseph Franklin
won in a time of 15:36. His
school had no team score as did
many. Belen Jesuit of Miami
won the team title, followed by
Naples, Tampa Jesuit and
Bishop Kenny.
Most of the Hardee runners
were eliminated on the regional
run in Estero, which had a lot of


switchbacks, with three or four
places on the course where run-
ners would go through a gate in
one direction only to turn 180
degrees and head in the oppo-
site direction, said Coach Don
Trew.
Fueling interest in the region-
al run was the challenge of
Coach Trew, who agreed to sub-
mit to a buzz cut from runners
who were able to equal or better
their district times. With
Gutierrez setting a new season
best, Trew got his haircut, but
some of the runners who didn't
make their best times, have
delayed getting theirs trimmed,
said Trew.
Hardee girls will return junior
captain Edith Leon, along with
classmate Nancy Conejo, sophs
Briana Aguila, Guadalupe
Flores, Alma Alvarez, Laura
Galvan and Lindy Rossman,
along with freshmen Hannah
Jacobs and Myliekia Stevenson.
Seventh grader Ana Saldivar
will return for another junior
high season.
Hardee boys lose most of
their squad, including seniors
Gutierrez, Pete Solis, Jean
Frenot, Luis Reyes, Juan
Rodriguez and Michael Torres.
Soph Murad Ottallah is expect-
ed back, along with junior
James Carrol. Eighth grader
Antonio Galvan can move up
but sixth grader Brandon Beatty
will continue in the junior high
races.


It was a good group of runners still preparing as the regional meet loomed ahead.


WOW! What a job the Hardee Wildcats did in the regional
quarterfinal football game at Sarasota Booker on Friday. It's never
easy to go into Tornado Alley and challenge the Tornadoes, but
Hardee did just, holding the Tornadoes to a slim 7-3 advantage
until about four minutes left in the game.
Considering that the defensive line includes only two seniors,
Joseph Barton and Wade Mahoney, the defense did a stellar job.
Somehow, it's good to know that junior David Newcomb, Nolan
Neuhouser, Skylar Alden, Logan Thomas and company will be
back next season.
Hardee will also have sophomore quarterback Ezayi Youyoute
back, along with classmates Kelsheem White, Antjuan Jones,
Conner and Carson Davis and freshmen Jarrius Lindsey, Jake
Mayer and Scott Donaldson.
Congratulations to the 2007 Wildcats on a wonderful season
despite all the adversity it faced.
Cross country ended with senior Gilberto Gutierrez the lone
Hardee representative at the state meet on Saturday. He didn't have
his best time on the crowded course of 183 Class 2A runners.
Attention now turns to winter sports. Boys soccer has split its
early games, girls soccer is having a learning experience year with
mostly underclassmen new to the game, and girls basketball is like-
wise looking to blend the experienced returnees with those moved
up from the junior varsity to the intensity of the varsity level game.
Boys varsity and JV hoops start Monday at Palmetto. They
will be home next Thursday, Nov. 29, against visiting Braden
River. Look for a strong showing from center/forwards Mark St.
Fort and Arnold Louis, both of whom played a lot of AAU ball this
summer. St. Fort is on the verge of signing a letter of intent with
Eckerd College which has become a Division II playoff contender.
Junior High basketball and girls weightlifting both start after
the Thanksgiving holiday.
Boxing fans, mark your calendars for the Dec. 8 pro light-
weight match with Wauchula's own Edner Cherry and Wes
Ferguson. The bout will be in Las Vegas and will be seen on HBO
pay-per-view.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate @embarqmail.com. with news for this
biweekly column. News will be included as soon as time and space
allows.
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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACI6N A LA CONSTITUTION PARA SER VOTADA EL 29 DE
ENERO DE 2008
NOTIFICIACI6N DE ELECTION

El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del Estado de Florida, por medio
del present notifica que se realizard una elecci6n en cada condado de Florida, el 29 de
enero de 2008, para la ratificaci6n o rechazo de una propuesta de revisi6n de la Constituci6n
del estado de Florida.

No. 1
REVISION CONSTITUTIONAL
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS 3, 4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTICULO 27
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta de votaci6n:
EXENCIONES IMPOSITIVAS A. LA PROPIEDAD INMUEBLE; RESTRICCIONES A LAS
TASACIONES IMPOSITIVAS SOBRE INMUEBLES

Resumen de la votaci6n:
Esta revisi6n propone cambios a las Constituci6n del Estado relatives a los impuestos sobre
la propiedad. Con relaci6n a los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar, esta revision: (1)
incrementa la exenci6n sobre bienes destinados a vivienda familiar con excepci6n de los
impuestos para distritos escolares y (2) permit que los propietarios de bienes destinados a
vivienda familiar transfieran hasta $500.000 de sus beneficios Save-Our-Homes para su
pr6xima vivienda familiar. Con relaci6n a los bienes no destinados a vivienda familiar, esta
revision (3) proporciona una exenci6n de $25.000 para bienes muebles tangibles y (4) limi-
ta los incrementos en la tasaci6n para determinados inmuebles no destinades a vivienda
familiar con excepci6n de los impuestos a los distritos escolares.

En mayor detalle, esta revisi6n:
(1) Incrementa la exenci6n sobre vivienda familiar al eximir el valor de tasaci6n
entire $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exenci6n no se aplica a impuestos de distritos escolares.
(2) Prev6 la transferencia de los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Homes. Los
propietarios de viviendas familiares podrAn transferir su beneficio Save-Our-Homes a una
nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 afio y no mAs de 2 afios despubs de abandonar su ante-
rior vivienda familiar; except en el caso de que esta revisi6n sea aprobada por los electores
en enero de 2008 y si la nueva vivienda familiar se establece el 1 de enero de 2008, la
vivienda familiar anterior se tendra que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva vivienda
familiar tiene un valor just superior al de la anterior, se puede transferir el beneficio, si la
nueva vivienda familiar tiene un valor just inferior, se reducird el monto del beneficio a trans-
ferir. El beneficio transferido no puede superar los $500.000. Esta disposici6n se aplica a
todos los impuestos.
(3) Autoriza una exenci6n a los impuestos sobre inmuebles de $25.000 del valor
tasado de los bienes muebles tangibles. Esta disposici6n se aplica a todos los impuestos.
(4) Limita los incrementos de tasaci6n respect a determinados bienes inrmuebles
no destinados a vivienda familiar hasta un 10 por ciento por afio. La propiedad se tasard al
valor just con posterioridad a una mejora, segin se la define por ley general, y si la ley gen-
eral lo dispone podra tasarse a valor just con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidad o de
control. Esta restricci6n no se aplica a impuestos sobre distritos escolares. Esta restricci6n
se anula con efecto a partir del 1 de enero de 2019, a menos que se renueve por el voto de
los electores en la elecci6n general a celebrarse en el 2018.

Asimismo, esta revision:
a. Rechaza el lenguaje obsolete sobre la exenci6n a viviendas familiares cuandb
era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los impuestos a la propiedad gravados
por todos los gobiernos locales.
b. Dispone la anulaci6n de exenciones a viviendas familiares si una reform con-
stitucional future dispone la valuaci6n de viviendas familiares (a un valor menor que el just"
en lugar de la disposici6n actual de "a un porcentaje determinado" del valor just.
c. Establece que los cambios se hagan efectivos con posterioridad a la aprobaci6nr
por los electores y que se apliqueen forrmaretroactiva al 1 de enero de 2008, si se aprue-
ba en elecci6n es)ecial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga efectiva el 1 de
Aeero de 2009, si se aprueba por elecci6n general celebrada en el mes de noviembre de
2008. La restricci6n sobre incrementos anuales en la tasaci6n para determinados bienes
inmuebles se aplicard primero al. registro fiscal de 2009 si esta revision se aprueba en una
elecci6n especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se aplicard primero al registro fis-
cal de 2010 si esta revision se aprueba en una elecci6n general a celebrarse en el mes de
noviembre de 2008.

APARTADO VII
FINANZA E IMPUESTO

ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.--

(a) Toda propiedad que pertenezca a una municipalidad y que se utilice exclusiva-
mente para fines municipales o pOblicos estard exenta de impuestos. A la municipalidad
que posea propiedades fuera de la rmunicipalidad, se le puede requerir por ley general
que efectOe pagos a la unidad tributaria en la que se encuentre la propiedad. Las parties
de la propiedad que se utilicen para fines educativos, literarios, cientfficos, religiosos o
de bien piblico pueden estar exentas de gravamen tributario por ley general.
(b) EstarAn exentas de gravamen tributario, en forma acumulativa, respect de cada
jefe de familiar que resida en este estado, los enseres dom6sticos y efectos personales
por el valor establecido por ley general, que no sea inferior a mil d6lares, y respect de
cada viuda o viudo o persona no vidente y permanentemente discapacitada, los bienes
por el valor establecido por ley general que no sea inferior a quinientos d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los efectos de su gravamen fiscal
correspondiente y sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones tributaries ad valorem al desarrollo comunitario y econ6mico a nuevos nego-
cios y alas ampliaciones. de los negocios ya existentes, segin Io establece la ley gen-
eral. Esa exenci6n se puede otorgar exclusivamente por medio de ordenanza del con-
dado o de la municipalidad, y solamente con posterioridad a que los electores del con-
dado o de la municipalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autoricen al condado
o a la municipalidad a adoptar esa ordenanza. La exenci6n que se otorgue en conse-
cuencia se aplicard alas mejoras sobre los bienes inmuebles que se efect0en por o para
que las utilicen nuevos negocios asf como tambi6n a las mejoras sobre los bienes
inmuebles relacionados con la ampliaci6n de un negocio existente y tambien se aplicard
a los bienes muebles de esos negocios nuevos y a los bienes muebles relacionados con
la ampliaci6n de un negpcio existente. Los irnportes y los limites de los imports de la
exenci6n se indicardn por ley general. El perfodo de tiempo durante el cual se podrd
otorgar la exenci6n correspondiente a un negocio nuevo o a la ampliaci6n de uno ya
existente sera determinado por ley general. La autoridad para otorgar esa exenci6n
finalizard a los diez arios desde la fecha de aprobaci6n por los electores del condado o
de la municipalidad, y podra renovarse por referendum segin lo disponga la ley gener-
al.
(d) Por ley general y sujeto alas condiciones dispuestas en aquella, se puede otor-
gar una exenci6n tributaria ad valorem a un mecanismo generador de energfa renovable
y al bien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo esta instalado y en funcionamiento, por
el valor establecido por ley general que no supere el costo inicial del mecanismo y por


el perfodo de tiempo determinado por ley general que no podrd superar los diez afios.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los fines de su gravamen fiscal cor-
respondiente y sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exen-
ciones tributaries ad valorem por conservaci6n hist6rica a los propietarios de
propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n se puede otorgar exclusivamente por medio de
ordenanza del condado o de la municipalidad. Los imports o los limites a los imports
de esta exenci6n asf como los requisitos de admisibilidad de las propiedades deben ser
determinados por ley general. El perfodo de tiempo durante el cual se puede otorgar
esta exenci6n al propietario de un inmueble serA determinado por ley general.
(f) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones dispuestas en aquella. estaran exen-
tas db gravamen ad valorem de veinticinco mil d6lares del valor estimado de la propiedad
sujeta a impuesto sobre los bienes muebles tangibles.

ARTfCULO 4. Gravamen tributario; valuaciones. -Por ley general se establecerAn
regulaciones destinadas a garantizar una valuaci6n just de todos los bienes sujetos a
gravamen ad valorem, siempre y cuando se cumpla con lo siguiente:
(a) La tierra para agriculture, la tierra productora de altos niveles de recarga a la


capa acuffera de Florida, o la tierra que se utiliza exclusivamente para fines recreativos no
comerciales se pueda clasificar por ley general y se pueda tasar exclusivamente sobre la
base de la naturaleza o del uso.
(b) De conformidad con la ley general los bienes muebles tangibles que se posean
para la venta como existencia de mercaderfa asf como los semovientes se puedan tasar
para pagar tributo en un porcentaje determinado de su valor, se puedan clasificar a los fines
tributaries, o puedan estar exentos de tributaci6n.
(c) Todas las personas con derecho a exenci6n sobre bien de familiar de conformi-
dad con el Artfculo 6 de este Apartado tendran su vivienda familiar tasada a valor just a par-
tir del 1 de enero del afio posterior a la fecha efectiva de esta enmienda. Esta enmienda se
modificard Onicamente de conformidad con lo dispuesto en el present.
(1) Las valuaciones sujetas a esta disposici6n-se modificar.n anualmente el 1ero de
enero de cada afio; sin embargo los cambios en las valuaciones no superaran Io mfnimo que
se indica a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la valuaci6n correspondiente al ario anterior.
b. El porcentaje de cambio en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor para todos los
consumidores de la ciudad; el promedio de la Ciudad americana, todos los ftem 1967=100,
o informes sucesorios correspondientes al afio calendario anterior seg6n hayan sido origi--
nalmente informados al Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de
Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna valuaci6n superard el valor just.
(3) Con posterioridad al cambio de titularidad, segOn se disponga por ley general,
los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar se valuarAn al precio just a partir del 1 de
enero del afio siguiente, a menos que se apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). Con
posterioridad a esa fecha, la vivienda familiar se tasara segOn se dispone en el present.
(4) Las viviendas familiares nuevas se tasardn a valor just a partir del 1 de enero
del afio siguiente al del establecimiento de la vivienda, a menos que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). Esa tasaci6n solamente se modificard segin se disponga en
el present.
(5) Los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones, o las mejoras a los bienes destina-
dos a vivienda familiar se valuardn seg6n Io dispuesto porley general; no obstante, con
posterioridad al ajuste realizado en virtud de cualquier cambio, adici6n, reducci6n, o
mejora, el bien se valuard segcn lo que se disponga en el present.
(6) En el caso de que la propiedad deje de ser considerada bien destinado a vivien-
da familiar, la propiedad se valuara de conformidad con la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta enmienda son divisibles. En el caso de que cualquier
disposici6n de esta enmienda sea considerada inconstitucional por cualquier tribunal
competent, la decision de ese tribunal no afectarA ni perjudicard ninguna de las dis-
posiciones restantes de esta enmienda.
(8)a. La persona que establezca una nueva vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero
de 2009 o 1 de enero de cualquier afio posterior y que haya recibido una exenci6n
impositiva de acuerdo con el Articulo 6 de este Apartado a partir del 1 de enero de
cualquiera de los afios inmediatamente anteriores al establecimiento de la nueva vivien-
da familiar tiene derecho a que su nueva vivienda familiar se tase a un valor menor que
el valor just. Si esta revisi6n se aprueba en enero de 2008. la persona que establezca
una nueva vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008. tiene derecho a que su
vivienda familiar sea tasada a menos de su valor just si esa persona recibi6 una exen-
ci6n sobre vivienda familiar el 1 de enero de 2007. El valor tasado de la nueva vivienda
familiar establecida se determinard de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar es superior o igual al de la anterior
vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon la anterior vivien-
da familiar, el valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar sera el valor just de la nueva
vivienda familiar menos una cantidad igual a lo que result menor entire $500.000 o la
diferencia entire el valor just y el valor tasado de la vivienda familiar anterior a partir del
1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon la vivienda familiar anterior. Posteriormente,
la vivienda familiar se valuard segcn se disponga en el present.
2. Si el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar es inferior al valor just de la ante-
rior vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon la anterior
vivienda familiar. el valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar sera igual al valor just de
la nueva vivienda familiar dividido por el valor just de la anterior vivienda familiar y mul-
tiplicado por el valor tasado de la anterior vivienda familiar. No obstante. si la diferencia
resultante entire el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar y el-valor tasado de la nueva,
vivienda familiar calculado de acuerdo con este subpArrafo'ies-superior a $500.000-,etI,
valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar se incrementara a los efectos de que la difer;-
encia entire el valor justo'y el valor tasado sea igual a $500.000. Posteriormente, la
vivienda familiar se valuard segun se disponga en el present.
b. Por ley general y de acuerdo a las condiciones establecidas en el present. la
Legislature dispondrA la aplicaci6n de este parrafo a los bienes de propiedad de mis de
una persona.

(d) La legislature, puede, por ley general, a los fines de la valuaci6n y sujeta a las
disposiciones de este inciso, permitir que los condados y las municipalidades autoricen por
ordenanza que los bienes hist6ricos se puedan valuar exclusivamente sobre la base de la
naturaleza o el uso. Esa valuaci6n basada en la naturaleza o el uso se aplicard exclusiva-
mente en la jurisdicci6n que adopted la ordenanza. Los requisitos aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especificar por ley general.
(e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta por ley general, ofrecer una reduc-
ci6n en el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar en proporci6n al
aumento en el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad en cuesti6n derivado de la construcci6n o
reconstrucci6n del bien a los fines de brindar alojamiento para la vivienda a uno o mas abue-
los o progenitores naturales o adoptivos del propietario del bien o del esposo/sa del propi-
etario en el caso de que al menos uno de los abuelos o progenitores para los cuales se des-,
tina el alojamiento tenga 62 afios o mas. Esa reducci6n no puede superar lo mfnimo que se
indica a continuaci6n:
(1) El aumento en el valor de tasaci6n derivado de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n
del bien.
(2) Veinte por ciento del total del valor tasado sobre el bien mejorado.
(f) Para todos los gravamenes con excepci6n de los gravamenes de distrito esco-
lar. valuaciones de bienes inmuebles residenciales, segun se definen por ley general, que
comprendan nueve unidades o menos y que no esten sometidos alas restricciones de val-
uaci6n establecidas en los incisos (a) a (c) se modificaran exclusivamente segin se dispon-
ga en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones aujetas a este inciso se modificaran anualmente a la fecha de
tasaci6n dispuesta por ley. pero esos cambios de tasaci6n no superaran el diez por ciento
(10%) de la tasaci6n correspondiente al afio anterior.
(2) Ninguna tasaci6n superara el valor just.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidad o control, segin se define por ley
general, inclusive cualquier cambio de titularidad de una entidad legal que posea la
propiedad. esa propiedad se tasard a valor just a partir de la pr6xima fecha de tasaci6n.
Posteriormente. esa propiedad se valuard segun se disponga en este inciso.
(4) Los cambios, los agregados, las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa
propiedad se tasaran segin Io disponga la ley general; no obstante. con posterioridad a ese
cambio. agregado, reducci6n o mejora. se tasard la propiedad segin se disponga en este
inciso.
(g) Respecto de todos los gravamenes que no sean los de distrito escolar, las tasa-
ciones de bienes inmuebles no sujetos alas restricciones de tasaci6n establecidas en los
incisos (a) a (c) y (f) se modificaran exclusivamente segin se disponga en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso se modificaran anualmente a la fecha de
valuaci6n dispuesta por ley: sin embargo esos cambios en las tasaciones no superaran el


10 % de la tasaci6n correspondiente al ario anterior.
(2) Ninguna tasaci6n superard el valor just.
(3) La legislature debe disponer que la propiedad que corresponda se tase a valor
just a partir de la pr6xima fecha de tasaci6n con posterioridad a una mejora calificada,
segun se define por ley general, se realice sobre esa propiedad. Posteriormente. esa
propiedad se valuara segin se disponga en este inciso.
(4) La legislature puede disponer que la propiedad que corresponda se tase al valor
just a partir de la fecha de la pr6xima tasaci6n con posterioridad a un cambio en la
propiedad o control. segOn se define por ley general, inclusive cualquier cambio de titulari-
dad de una entidad legal que posea la propiedad. Posteriormente. esa propiedad se valuard
segin se disponga en este inciso.
(5) Los cambios. los agregados. las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa
propiedad se tasardn segcn 10 disponga la ley general: no obstante. con posterioridad a ese
cambio. agregado. reducci6n o mejorn, se tasard la propiedad segin se disponga en este
inciso.


ARTICULO 6. Exenciones para la vivienda familiar.--


Continued On 7D















By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We didn't have the outcome
we had hoped for."
Head coach Ron Kline la-
mented the 6-2 loss at Mulberry
last Monday in which Hardee
kicks just would not go in the
goal and Mulberry's did.
"One of their shots, a 40-
yarder sailed over the goalie's
head and just cleared the cross-
bar for the score. The second
one came from the goalie's
right but glanced off another
player, hit the sidebar and
bounced backward into the
goal," described Kline.
"We missed four good shots
in the first half, but connected


on two shots in the last two
minutes of the game. One was
by senior Adam Juarez, who I
had moved up to right wing
from left halfback, and the other
was by junior Eliseo Diaz in
's left forward spot," said
rine.
Kline noted that the Wildcats'
had four good shots on goal in
the first half, none of which,
were able to score. The Pan-
thers were able to add a pair of
second-half goals.
Results from the second
game last week, at Bradenton
Prep, were unavailable at press
time.
When he gets senior Jose
Castaneda. from the football


field and seniors Gilberto
Gutierrez and Luis Reyes from
cross country, Kline expects to
see improvement. His cast
includes seniors Luis Hilario,
Juarez, and the trio still coming
out, along with juniors Roman
Alvarez, Sofio Arroyo, Diaz,
Humberto Nolasco, Efrain Ruiz
and Anastacio Santiago.
Underclassmen are sophs
Christian Avila, Marco Calvillo,
Emidio Macedo, Ezequiel
Moran, Ivan Narvaez, Valentin
Rosales and Martin Vega and
freshman Salomon Maldonado.
Kindness is the language
which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see.


continuedd From 6D
(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal o equitativo sobre un bien inmueble y
que mantenga en 6ste la residencia habitual del propietario u otro dependiente del propi-
etario por ley o por naturaleza, estarA exenta de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepci6n de
las valuaciones por beneficios especiales, hasta la valuaci6n tasaci6n de veinticinco mil
d6lares. y. para todos los otros gravAmenes que no sean los gravAmenes de distritos esco-
lares. sobre la valuaci6n tasada superior a cincuenta mil d61ares y hasta setenta y cinco mil
d6lares, con posterioridad al reconocimiento de aquel derecho del modo dispuesto por ley.
El bien inmueble se puede poseer por titulo legal o equitativo, en forma Integra, mancomu-
nada, en comun, en condominio, o indirectamente a trav6s de la propiedad accionaria o de
la calidad de socio que represent el derecho de propiedad del propietario o del socio en
una sociedad que posea un dominion pleno o derecho de arrendamiento inicialmente por un
plazo superior a noventa y nueve aios. La exenci6n no se aplicara respect de ninguna lista
de valuaci6n hasta que en primer lugar una agencia estatal designada por ley general deter-
mine que esa lista cumple con las disposiciones del articulo 4. Esta exenci6n queda anula-
da a la fecha efectiva de cualquier modificaci6n a este Apartado que disponga la valuaci6n


del bien destinado a vivienda familiar por debajo del valor just.


(b) No se permitird mAs de una exenci6n a cualquier unidad de particular o farnilia
o respect de cualquier unidad residential. Ninguna exenci6n superard el valor del inmue-
ble tasable respect del propietario o, en el caso de dominion por medio de propiedad
accionarfa o del carActer de socio de una sociedad, el valor de la proporci6n en la que la
participaci6n en la sociedad devenga respect del valor tasado del bien.
(o) Sogun co dofino por loy gonoral y cujoto a lac condioionoc ocpooificadac on
aquolla, la oxonci6n co inoromontara haeta un total do vointicinco mil d61laroc dol valor taca
do dol bion inmuoblo para cada impuocto do occuola do dictrito. Por loy gonoral y oujoto a
lac condioionoc ocpooificadac on aquolla, la oxonoi6n para todoc loc otroc impuoctoe co
podra inoromontar hacta un importo quo no cuporo loc dioz mil d6laroc dol valor tacado dol
bion inmuoblo ci ol propiotario hubiora alcanzado la odad do coconta y cinoo aioc o octu
viora total y pormanontomonto diocapaoitado y ol propiotario no tuyiora dorocho a la oxon
oi6n indicada on ol incico (d).
(d) SogOn so dofino por loy gonoral y oujoto a lac condioionoc ocpooificadac on
aquolla, la cxonci6n co inoromontara haota ol total do loc importoc ciguiontoc dol valor taca
do dol bion inmuoblo para cada impuocto quo no coa loc do loc dictritoc ocoolaroc: quinoo
mil'd61aroc rocpocto do lac valuaoionoc do 1980; vointo mil d61laroc roopocto do lac valua
cionoc do 1081; vointicinco mil d61laroc rocpocto do lac valuacionoc do 1982 y cada afio con
poctorioridad a aqu6l. No obctanto, oco incromonto no co aplicard roepocto do ninguna licta
do valuaoi6n hacta quo una agonoia do octado docignada por loy gonoral dotormino primora
monto quo ocalicta do valuaci6n cumplo con lac diopocicionoc dol artfculto,.AEcto irPico por
manocord rovocado a la.fooha ofoctiva do oualquior onmionda al artfoulo- hquo di ponga la
valuaci6n do bibnoc doctinadoc a vivionda a un porcontajo dotorminado do cu valor jucto.
(c)(e} Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones indicadas en aquella, la Legislatura
puede proporcionar a los arrendatarios, que sean residents permanentes, una des-
gravaci6n fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravAmenes fiscales ad valorem. Esa des-
gravaci6n fiscal ad valorem serA de la manera y por el imported que se establezca por ley
general.
(d). Por ley general, la legislature puede permitir que los condados o las munici-
palidades,;a los fines de sus gravAmenes tributaries respectivos y sujeto a las disposiciones
de la ley general, otorguen una exenci6n fiscal adicional sobre viviendas familiares que no
supere los cincuenta mil d6lares a cualquier persona que tenga el derecho legal o equitati-
vo sobre un bien inmueble y que conserve en 61 la residencia permanent del propietario y
que haya alcanzado la edad de 65 arios y cuyo ingreso por grupo farniliar, segin lo define
la ley general, no supere los veinte mil d61ares. La ley general debe permitir que los con-
dados y las municipalidades otorguen esta exenci6n adicional, dentro de los limits estable-
cidos en este inciso, por medio de ordenanza adoptada del modo dispuesto-por ley gener-
al, y debe disponer el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n del ingreso establecida en este inciso
debido a modificaciones en el cost de vida.
(e).g) Cada veteran que tenga 65 aios o mAs que se encuentre incapacitado en
forma permanent en forma total o parcial recibira un descuento sobre imported del impuesto
ad valorem que de otro modo deba sobre la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar
propiedad del veteran y donde reside, en el caso de que la incapacidad se relacione con
el combat, el veteran fuera resident de este estado al moment de ingresar al servicio
military de los Estados Unidos, y el veteran fuera dado de baja con honores al moment de
la separaci6n del servicio military. El descuento serA en un porcentaje igual al porcentaje de
incapacidad permanent del veteran relacionada con el combat segin lo determine el
Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar en el des-
cuento otorgado bajo este inciso, el solicitante debe presentar al tasador de bienes del con-
dado, con anterioridad al 1 de marzo, evidencia de residencia al moment de ingresar al ser-
vicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados
Unidos en la que se indique el.porcentaje de incapacidad relacionada con el servicio y la evi-
dencia correspondiente que razonablemente identifique la incapacidad como relacionada
con el combat, y una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En el caso de que el
tasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasador debe notificar al solicitante por
escrito las razones del rechazo, y el veteran puede volver a solicitarlo. Por ley general, la
legislature puede dispensar el requisite de solicitud annual en los alos posteriores. Este
inciso tendrd efecto el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de efecto inmediato, y no require de leg-
islaci6n de aplicaci6n.

APARTADO XII
ANEXO
ARTICULO 27. Exenciones impositivas a la propiedad y restricciones a las valua-
ciones impositivas sobre inmuebles.-Las modificaciones a los Artfculos 3, 4. y 6 del
Apartado VII. que disponen una exenci6n de $25.000 sobre bienes muebles tangibles, que
disponen una exenci6n adicional sobre la vivienda familiar de $25.000. que autorizan la
transferencia de los beneficios devengados derivados de las restricciones sobre la valuaci6n
de la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar, y este articulo, si se entregan a los electores
de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en una elecci6n especial autorizada por ley a
celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008. se haran efectivas con posterioridad a la aprobaci6n de
los electores y operard en forma retroactive el 1 de enero de 2008. o si se entregan a los
electores de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en la pr6xima elecci6n general, ten-
dran efecto el 1 de enero del afio siguiente a esa elecci6n general. Las modificaciones al
Artfculo 4 del Apartado VII que crean los incisos (f) y (g) de ese artfculo, crean una restric-
ci6n a los incrementos de valuaci6n annual para determinados bienes inmuebles. se harin
efectivas con posterioridad a la aprobaci6n de los electores y en primer lugar limitaran las
valuaciones que comiencen el 1 de enero de 2009. si se aprueban en una elecci6n especial
a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008. o limitarAn en primer lugar las valuaciones que comien-
cen el 1 de enero de 2010, si se aprueban en una elecci6n general a celebrarse en el mes
de noviembre de 2008. Los incisos (f) y (g) del Artfculo 4 del Apartado VII se anulan con efec-
to a partir del 1 de enero de 2019: no obstante, las legislature propondra a traves de res-
oluci6n conjunta una enmienda que invalid la anulaci6n de los incisos (f) y (g), que se pre-
sentard a los electores de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en la elecci6n general


de 2018 y. en el caso de ser aprobada, se hara efectiva el 1 de enero de 2019.


11:22c


November 22, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7D


Hoop Girls


Soccer Boys Outkicked

At Mulberry 6-2


)king To
man defense they had only
practiced for two days and
pleased Gray with the way they
handled it.
Many of the JV players were
in either their first high school
game or first-ever basketball
game. They lost to DeSoto 47-
14.
Not surprisingly, leading the
JV scoring were sophs Carleen
Brown with eight points and
Ashley Smith with three points.
Freshmen Yesenia Vargas had
four points, Maria Avalos and
LaCresha Carlton each 'added


Gel


Lot
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Melding a team of experience
and new faces is the challenge
for girls basketball this season.
Head coach Don Gray saw
vast improvement from the pre-
season tournament games and
the first official game of the
season last week at DeSoto.
The girls doubled their output
from the pre-season games, but
still came up on the short end
against a determined DeSoto
squad on its own court. The
Lady Bulldogs won 58-32.
DeSoto pretty well contained
Hardee senior center Andrea
"Dre" Parkinson and hard-play-
ing senior forward Gloria Solis.
All of the Lady 'Cats got some
playing time as Gray looked for
the combination which will
work best.
Junior forward/guard Sabrina
"Noonie" Holmes was high
scorer for Hardee with a baker's
dozen, getting four deuces and
five-of-seven at the charity
stripe. Junior guard Erica
Ureste added eight points.
Others scoring for Hardee were
Solis-four points, Parkinson-
three, and juniors Barbie Hino-
josa and Naomi Alvarado each
two points.
Also getting on the floor were
senior point guard Paige Avery,
juniors Brandy Crockett,
Janisha Mosely and Katie Ross-.
man, soph Lindy Rossman and
freshman Ivette Cisneros.
For the first time, the Hardee
girls put into use the man-to-


Dear Editor:
I would like to thank all of
the people who helped to get
the "No Trespassing" signs
removed. With this action south
Polk and northern Hardee coun-
ties can now enjoy the bounties
of this waterway.
I hope that this privilege will
not be forsaken and abused. We
are lucky to have this resource
in our area and should treat it
with the respect such a resource
deserves.
We almost lost it. Once again
my thanks to all the people who
got involved and saved our
river access.
The Polk County side of the


road has a "No Loitering" sign
now. I think we can live with
this, and it should eliminate the
unwanted activities that actual-
ly started this mess. I hope all
of the residents around the
bridge are satisfied with. this
change.
As such we all need to make
this area a clean recreation area
and do our part to preserve it.
There is so little of natural
Florida left for the public, and if
needs to be watched over by all
concerned citizens.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC, HEARINGS
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007,
7:00 PM
TOWN COMMISSION MEETING MONDAY DECEMBER 17,2007,7:00
PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
ZONING COMMITTEE AND TOWN COMMISSION WILL EACH HOLD A PUBLIC
HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY
ADOPTING A PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACILITIES ELEMENT AND REVISING THE
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT, AS IDENTIFIED BY
ORDINANCE TITLE HEREIN.

PROPOSED ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "CPA
2007-2-SC"; SPECIFICALLY BY ADOPTING THE PUBLIC.. SCHOOLS
FACILITIES ELEMENT AND AMENDING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
COORDINATION ELEMENT; TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR
NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE DATE AND TIME NOTED
ABOVE. BOTH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 3210 US HIGHWAY 17. ANY INTERESTED PERSON
WHO FEELS THEY ARE AFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES ARE ENCOURAGED
TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BE HEARD.

Any persons) wishing to view relevant information in advance of the public hearing may
view said documents at Zolfo Springs Commission Chambers, 3210 US Highway 17, during
normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to any
matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and
it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is made and
includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute
286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should contact
the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-
1684.
George Ned, Mayor
Attest: June Albritton, Town Clerk
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two points and Lacey Garza and
Elvira Servin each notched one
at the free throw line.
Other getting into action were
sophs Amanda Bissette and
Maria Ruiz and freshmen Ash-
ley Louis, Paige Masrey, Laur-.
en Moore and Tiffany, Prest-
ridge.
Despite the holiday break,.
Hardee had games on Monday
at Braden River and Tuesday at
'Lake Placid. Next week's
games are Tuesday at home vs.
Palmetto and Friday to greet
Sebring.


Letter To The Editor

Resident Is Thankful For

Public Access To River


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8D The Herald-Advocate, November 22, 2007


ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida:
Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B",
Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida,
recorded in Plat Bar A-33,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the
following described prop-
erty:
Begin at an iron pipe at the
SE corner of Lot 2, Block
"B" of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, for a
point of beginning, run
thence West along the
South line of said Lot 2 a
distance of 30 feet to a
point; run thence North-
westerly a distance of
48.85 feet more or less to
the North line of said Lot 2
to a point; run thence East
along the North line of Lot
2 a distance of 30 feet to
the East boundary of said
Lot 2; run thence South-
easterly along the East
boundary of said Lot 2 a
distance of 48.85 feet to
Iron pipe for point of begin-
ning; all lying in Lot 2,
Block "B" of Wauchula
Heights Addition to the City
of Wauchula, Florida, re-
corded in O.R. Book 313,
Page 602, Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford M. Ables, III, Clifford M.
Ables, III, P.A., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W.
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before December
21, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint.
DATED this 20th day of
November, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY,
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker,
Deputy Clerk
10:22-12:13c


up!
Knowing Mr. Neel is a "busi-
ness man" I pose this question:
If he hired a firm, under con-
tract, to remodel one of his
properties, and the company
gutted the property, tore up the
floors, didn't haul away any-
thing, and then just walked out,
do any of you think he would
pay the contractor for a job well
done? I didn't think so! He
would be hiring a lawyer!
Now, consider this analogy,
if one of the firms that Zolfo
Springs hires to write proposals
for grant money took the grant
work almost to the end, then
dropped the project for whatev-
er reason, do any of you think
that Mr. Neel would recom-
mend to "pay out" the contract
even though they didn't finish?
Right! He would be screaming
foul! Demanding justice of hon-
oring the contract they entered
into.
Well, in my opinion/ Mr.
Neel, you and your follow ers on
the commission should e made
to pay the Town of Zolfo
Springs back the $6,600 that
you felt necessary to "give" to
Schofield for a breach of con-
tract. As the commissioners
voting for this injustice to the
residents of Zolfo Springs, you
might also consider, while you
are making a check out to "Pay
to the Order of Zolfo Springs,
affixing your name to a letter of
resignation.
Our town is getting ready to
move toward a fresh, positive
growth with qualified leader-
ship and a new beginning. Mr.
Neel has done nothing to add
positive leadership in any way
shape or form for our town.
As for the committee respon-
sible for hiring a new town
manager, yes, it would be nice
to have someone who knows
Zolfo Springs, but there again,
the candidate needs to be far
removed from all of the turmoil
that is affixed to this town due
to inadequate leadership.
Please take this strongly in to


Letter To The Editor

Zolfo Springs Needs New

Leadership To Guide Future
Dear Editor: That's right! He quit! When
Apparently, I am not the only Schofield found out that the
person in Zolfo Springs who town was beginning to adver-
feels the commissioners of our tise for a town manager, even
town did a great injustice to all though his contract was not up
of us residing here. I don't until Nov. 20, 2007, he did not
believe all of the facts were return to his office. (Per the
made public at the time. A letter Hardee-Sun 11/04/07). And the
to the editor appeared in its commissioners spent $6,600 to
most recent issue. someone who walked out of his
Not only did the town buy position!
back Mr. Schofield's unfinished Now it does not take a rocket
contract, but they did so after scientist to know who voted
Schofield quit the position. against the buying back of the-
contract. Those commissioners
were Ms. Lois Dandridge and
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Juan Otero. The blatant misuse
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT oeoud ntt hlack
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, of good judgement (or the lack
FLORIDA thereof) falls on the shoulders
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 00450 of the person responsible for
placing Schofield in the posi-
CITY OF WAUCHULA, tion of town manager in the
126 South Seventh Avenue beginning. That person is
Wauchula, FL 33873, beginning. That person is
George Neel.
Plaintiff, When Schofield became
vs. mayor, the town was getting
ROSEANN M. MITCHELL ready to change the form of
3503 18th Avenue West government from a strong
Bradenton, FL 34205, mayor/council government to a
town manager/commissioner
MICHAEL L. MAKOWSKI form of government. George
211 Pennsylvania Avenue Neel made the suggestion
(because we don't have the
THE ESTATE OF FRED money for a qualified town
A. MAKOWSKI a/k/a FRED manager) let's put Schofield in
DECEASED, KOWSK' the position until the town can
afford to pay a qualified indi-
PAM MILLER MAKOWSKI vidual as town manager.
3462 Prines Road Chairman Green did not even
Bowling Green, FL 33834, and attend the meeting, nor did he
SANDRA KAY OSTEEN want to be any part of the vote
f/k/a SANDRA KAY MAKOWSKI on this issue, as he would once
519-2 Willow Road East again be shut down because of
StatonIslana, NY 10314 Mr. Neel and his followers.
Defendant(s). Remember, one commissioner
/ resigned after Schofield became
NOTICE OF ACTION mayor, so there were only four
commissioners. Mr. Green's
TO: SANDRA KAY OSTEEN abstaining from the vote really
f/k/a SANDRA KAY made no difference.
MAKOWSKI
519-2 Willow Road East The plan had been placed
Staton Island, NY 10314 when the residents decided to
change the form of government.
her heirs, devisees, grantees, (a plan placed by Mr. Neel,
assignees, lienors, or creditors, chofield and others) Schofiel
trustees, and all other parties Schofield and others) Schofield
claiming and interest by, through, would become the town manag-
under or against them, respec- er due to a lack of funds. He
tively; and all unknown natural became town manger in June of
persons if alive, and if dead or not 2006 at $1,000 per month and
known to be dead or alive, entered into contract with the
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming an interest by, Town of Zolfo Springs, on Nov.
through, or under those unknown 20, 2006, for $31,000 a year. An
persons; and the several and unqualified town manager from
respective unknown assigns, suc- the very beginning! In essence,
cessors in interest, trustees, or the town paid'him $5,500 for
any other persons claiming by, the mdmnhs Iof June, July,
through, under, or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity August, September, October,
named as a defendant; and all and half of November, then
claimants, persons or parties nat- started paying him $31,000 a
ural or corporate, or whose exact year, ending Nov. 20,2007!
legal status is unknown, claiming Now, if the above statement
under the above named or is true, and the earlier men-
described defendant or party or
claiming to have any right, title, or tioned statement about
interest in and to the lands here- Schofield leaving his position is
inafter described, AND ALL OTH- also true, then why in the name
ERS IT MAY CONCERN. of Zolfo Springs would the
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an commissioners want to "pay
action for foreclosure of code out" his contract for a job well
enforcement liens on the follow- done? Something does not add


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consideration when choosing
the right person to lead our
town. Also, when the field is
narrowed down, I believe that
the residents of Zolfo Springs
should be invited to an open
forum to pose question to the
candidates on how they see
their leadership of Zolfo
Springs, unlocking the gates of
progress that have been locked
for a long time, and moving,the
town to the standards that it
should have been maintaining
all along.
As the article stated in the
Hardee-Sun "Zolfo's nickname
at one time was "Gateway to
Prosperity." It was followed by
"Perhaps that's the kind of
thinking today that would
infuse new energy into this
small town at a time when it is
searching for a new identity."
An new identity, new leader-
ship, new visions all equal a
small town that will arise above
all of the jokes, bad pless, and
truly will have a bright, new
beginning of prosperity!
Terrin L. McKelvey-Green
Zolfo Springs

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