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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 5
3 Sections, 28 Pages


|Thursday, January 10, 2008


FREEZE:


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A low of 26 degrees was the
worst report.
The mid-week freeze expect-
ed last week apparently did lit-
tle damage to citrus throughout
the county.


"Vegetables were 'wiped
out,' but we were about 90-95
percent through harvesting,"
said Jimmy Parker, president of
Parker Farms. He said pep-
pers, tomatoes, squash and
cucumbers were all affected by
temperatures generally around


How Lo-o-o-w Did It Go?


28-29 degrees. "We just replant
and start over. If we get another
freeze, we replant and start
over. That's the way of it," he
commented.
Hardee County Extension
Director Lockie Gary said the
coldest temperature he heard of


Wednesday night through
Thursday morning was 26
degrees in the most southern
part of the county near Fish
Branch..
"I haven't heard of any dam-
age to citrus, and I haven't
heard of any in vegetables, but I


haven't contacted all the grow-
ers," he noted.
The Hardee County Emer-
gency Management office was
geared up in case temperatures
dipped extra low and there were
homeless people or some with-
out heat who needed a warm


place to stay. Coordinator Jill
Peve had spent Wednesday
gathering blankets for a shelter
at the community room at the
Extension Service offices
behind the Agri-Civic Center.
"Temperatures ranged in the
See FREEZE 2A


PPD Cover-Art Commission Opposes Ballot Amendment


Contest Opens


The eighth annual Herald-
'Advocate Pioneer Park Days
*Cover-Art Contest is now open.
And it is bigger and better
than ever, with more and larger
cash prizes!
Awards will be given for first,
second and third places in two
divisions: adults and children.
First-place winners, as always,
will have their original artwork
appear on the front and back
covers of the special festival
section we will publish on Feb.
28.
In the adult division, the first-
place drawing will win $200 in
cash, and we will print a bio-
graphical sketch and a photo of
the artist. Second place will win
$100, and the third-place win-
ner will receive a $50 award.
For children, first place wins
$25, second place $15 and third
place $10.


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Rules are the same for both
divisions:
The drawing must be the
original artwork of the entrant.
The festival theme of
antique engines, farm machin-
ery or pioneer life must be por-
trayed.
The size must be 8-1/2
inches wide and 11 inches high,
including lettering which reads
"Pioneer Park Days 2008."
Pen and ink, charcoal, dark
pencil or marker may be used.
See PPD 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Early voting, which opens
Monday in Hardee County for
the presidential preferential pri-
mary, also includes a lengthy
proposed constitutional amend-
ment affecting every homeown-
er in the county.
Hardee County Commis-
sioners said recently they are in
!favor of tax reduction but
opposed to the 'ballot amend-
ment because of several addi-
tions to it which would not ben-
efit local taxpayers.
The amendment would create
an additional $25,000 home-
stead exemption. The resident


homeowner would get the first
$25,000 exemption as he has
had. Then, there would be a gap
to $50,000 and the second
$25,000 exemption would be
on the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. That
exemption is estimated to be no
more than $200 in most cases.
People can check the probable
amount of their property tax
savings by going to www.hard-
eepa.net and clicking on the
Property Tax Reform
Calculator.
The new exemption would
not apply to school taxes.
Senior citizens eligible for the
$15,000 exemption for low


Father To Skateboard Across

U.S. To Help Blind Children
By SANDY SCOTT but her physicians are not sure to what extent
Special To The Herald-Advocate her blindness extends.
Guy Palmisano is a 33-year-old father who The Palmisanos, who live in Arcadia work
works for English Chevrolet as a collision tech- closely with the Division of Blind Services, and
nician and has a passion for skateboarding. He recently they learned that they were chosen to
and his wife, Candice are the proud parents of a participate in activities provided by the Florida
3-year-old daughter, Kyah. Lions Club Camp for the blind, located in Lake
Not such an unusual story .. except for the Wales. Only one family from each of Florida's
fact that Kyah, who will turn 4 on Feb. 9, is 13 districts is able to attend this camp, which
blind. provides educational seminars for parents of
Kyah was born with underdeveloped optic blind children.
nerves. She can distinguish shapes and colors, On Nov. 15 the Palmisano family arrived at
the camp and was escorted to a furnished cabin
for the weekend. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
were provided to the 13 families during their
stay. The schedule began with various seminars
headed by guest speakers, professors and coun-
selors, who shared their expertise through train-
ing sessions involving rehabilitation or educa-
tion, and continued into the evening after the
dinner meal.
During the day the children, who included
toddlers from ages 2 to 4, were treated to games
and activities provided by students from Florida
State University who were practicing to become
vision specialists, thus enabling the parents to
absorb as much information as possible during
the three-day camp.
The goal of Florida Lions Camp is to provide
a better understanding for families to help their
children cope with their blindness. Parents are
taught to involve their children in social activi-
COURTESY PHOTo ties and are acquainted with the many resources
Candice, Kyah and Guy Palmisano. See FATHER 2A


income persons with less than
$20,000 a year income will con-
tinue to receive that exemption.
People are reminded that they
must apply by March 1 for
widow/widowers, veteran,
Green Belt and other extra
exemptions
Commissioners, however, are
concerned with other provisions
of the proposed constitutional
amendment, particularly an
issue called Portability. This
provision allows people moving
to Hardee County to transfer
their Save Our Homes benefit,
up to $500,000.-In some cases,
people may get more exemption
and pay less or no taxes than
current homeowners.
Another provision is limiting


the assessed value of non-
homestead properties to no
more than 10 percent. There is
also a tangible personal proper-
ty exemption of $25,000, for
businesses and homes.
Following are the comments
of each commissioner in rela-
tion to the "Ballot Issue."
DISTRICT I
COMMISSIONER
MINOR BRYANT
I am not opposed to property
tax reform. I just want it to be
fair and equitable. This propos-
al doesn't address the real prob-
lem of inequity, where two
houses next to each other can
have vastly different tax bills.
See AMENDMENT 3A


FIRST BABY!


PHOTO BY AMY DAVIS BROWN
Hardee County's first new resident of 2008 is tiny Caden
Mathew Lumley, born on Jan. 1 at 6:12 a.m. in DeSoto
Memorial Hospital in Arcadia. Caden weighed in at five
pounds, 11.3 ounces and measured 18-1/2 inches long.
He is the son of Jesse Perez and Kyle Lumley of Bowling
Green. Caden is shown here making his first public
appearance for the camera.


*So What Name

Did U.S. 17 Get?

..Story 1C>


Citrus Growers'

Annual Meet Tonight

..Story 4B


Polk County Dispatches

Hardee Fire-Rescue

..Story lB


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


The Herald-Advo'a-te
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Award-winning screenwriter and producer Marion and Yvonne
Williams will debut their feature film "A Dance For Bethany" at
the Agri-Civic Center in Wauchula on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.
to raise funds and awareness for Wauchula's Lydia's House, which
recently opened on North Florida Ave.
Lydia's House is a project of Sherry White Ministries and is a
transitional home for women who are coming out of jail or prison,
are unwed expectant mothers, or been delivered from drug or alco-
hol abuse or other life-controlling problems, including victims of
human trafficking.
This is a Christian-based home for women who are "broken,
contrite and have their hearts ready to make a wonderful change."
The movie is about a woman "who risks everything to help a
sex-trafficked victim out of a world of slavery and into a world
with a future and a hope of fulfilling a childhood dream of becom-
ing a real dancer." Tickets are $10. This is an interesting movie, and
the fundraiser is for a worthy local cause.

Regular unleaded gasoline price in Wauchula on Wednesday
was $3.11 a gallon, compared with $2.95 about two weeks ago.

Weather continues to be fairly dry, but there is likelihood of
some rain soon.

A Tampa Bay Buc fan hollered in the first half, trying to reach
the ears of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning: "Eli, you
will never get out of the shadow of your brother!"
The Bucs led 7-0 at the time. The final score: New York, 24,
Tampa Bay 14 in the playoff game Sunday. Eli managed the game
well and made no turnovers.
His brother Peyton is quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts,
the reigning NFL Super Bowl Champions. In college Peyton never
beat the Florida Gators. Eli did.
Elis is definitely out of his brother's shadow the sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Archie Manning, a great college and pro quarterback him-
self. What a football family!

The recent freeze sent temperatures to 27 degrees in Hardee-
25 in pockets but did very little damage. The winds kept frost
from killing pasture grasses. There was a little ice in some hamlin
oranges, but valencias were not affected.
About half the strawberry weekly current crop was affected in
the Plant City area. About 25 percent of the tropical fish crop in
Polk and Hillsborough were killed. Strawberry losses were esti-
mated at $4.6 million and tropical fish farms .about $10 million,
reported Kevin Bouffard of the Lakeland Ledger.

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and John
McCain (Republican) for winning the New Hampshire presidential
primary election Tuesday. Clinton is making a serious bid to
become America's first female president. McCain is a war hero.
Both are U.S. senators.
Barack Obama (Democrat) and Mike Huckabee (Republican)
won the Iowa primary last week.
The next presidential primary election will be in Michigan Jan.
15 and South Carolina Jan. 19 (Republican) and Jan. 26
(Democrat). Florida's primary will be Jan. 29.

The Hardee Livestock Market on Monday held a barbecue
beef rib luncheon for their customers. About 150 people attended.
Most of the area ranchers were there. The meal was prepared by the
Hardee High FFA. The market has a cattle auction every Monday
starting at noon.


H nigFs hing Frecas


1/11/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:51 pm
LoD: 10:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:32 am
Sets: 9:06 pm
Major Times
1:53 am-3:53 am
2:19 pm-4:19 pm
Minor Times
8:36 am-9:36 am
9:01 pm-10:01 pm
Prediction
Better
1/12/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am"
Sets: 5:52 pm
LoD: 10:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:04 am
Sets: 10:05 pm
Major Times
2:38 am-4:38 am
3:04 pm-5:04 pm
Minor Times


9:21 am-10:21 am
9:46 pm-10:46 pm
Prediction
Good
1/13/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:53 pm
LoD: 10:34:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:35 am
Sets: 11:05 pm
Major Times
3:23 am-5:23 am
3:49 pm-5:49 pm
Minor Times
10:06 am-ll:06 am
10:31 pm-ll:31 pm
Prediction
Average
1/14/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:54 pm
LoD: 10:35:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:08 am
Sets: --:--


Major Times
4:11 am-6:ll am
4:37 pm-6:37 pm
Minor Times
10:54 am-ll:54 am
11:19 pm-12:19 am
Prediction
Average
1/15/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:54 pm
LoD: 10:35:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:42 am
Sets: 12:06 am
Major Times
4:27 am-6:27 am
4:53 pm-6:53 pm
Minor Times
11:10 am-12:10 pm

Prediction
Average
1/16/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:55 pin


LoD: 10:36:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:20 pm
Sets: 1:11 am
Major Times
5:19 am-7:19 am
5:45 pm-7:45 pm
Minor Times
11:36 pm-12:36 am
12:02 pm-l:02 pm
Prediction
Average
1/17/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:56 pm
LoD: 10:37:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:04 pm
Sets: 2:17 am
Major Times
6:14 am-8:14 am
6:40 pm-8:40 pm
Minor Times
12:31 am-l:31 am
12:57 pm-1:57 pm
Prediction
Average


high 20s and no one showed
up," she said.
Barbara Carlton, executive
director of the Peace River
Valley Citrus Growers Associa-
tion said, "Reports from grow-
ers from throughout our territo-
ry were consistent. Tempera-
tures registered below freezing,
in most areas for six to eight
hours, hovering at 27-28 de-
grees in all areas for periods of
two to three hours.
"There are few reports of ice
in the fruit, mostly in random
unprotected areas," she contin-
ued.
The National Weather Ser-
vice had issued a Hard Freeze
Warning mid-afternoon on Jan.
2. It predicted lower than previ-
ously anticipated temperatures
and a warning of gale force
winds, she reported.
"Immediately after sunset,
temperatures began dropping.
Yet in the light of the next
morning, reports from growers
around our areas had given a
thumbs up, all is well."
Monitoring would continue
for several days, Carlton said.
A report from Lakeland-
based Florida Citrus Mutual
was similar. "The Florida citrus
industry dodged a bullet early
Thursday morning as low tem-
- peratures-across the state failed
to cause significant damage to


FATHER
Continued From 1A


that are available to them. They further help the
parents and siblings understand they are not
alone in their endeavor to provide the best assis-
tance to the blind child.
For the Palmisanos, the call from the Division
of Blind Services with the invitation to attend
the Lake Wales camp was a godsend. This was
the first camp since 2000. According to Barbara
Cage, director of the Lions Camp, a shortage of
funds was the main reason this program had
been suspended, along with the hurricane season
damage of 2004.
The weekend of seminars provided more edu-
cation than the Palmisanos would have imag-
ined, and speaking with other families during
breaks provided further information.
So what happens since that weekend is now
over?
For Guy and Candice Palmisano, it is the
beginning of what they term as their payment
back to an entity that has provided assistance for
their small daughter.
Guy Palmisano had an idea that would help
raise funds for Florida Lions Camp to perhaps
not only continue its program, but maybe to
expand its limit of only one family per district to
more. Added funds might also help to receive
the benefits that he and his wife had.
Guy Palmisano's quest will be associated with
his love of skateboarding since he was 8. His
plans are to skateboard across the United States
in a fund-raising effort for the Lions Club
Camp.
He will begin in Jacksonville and end in San
Diego, Calif., and estimates that by skating 80 to
100 miles daily, the trip will take about 2 1/2
months.
His tentative route has been laid out, and


English Chevrolet manager Donnie Canary has
granted him a leave of absence from work.
Plans also include stopping at various cities
across America, linking up with skateboard
parks and skateboarding professionals to further
gain awareness of his plight to raise much-need-
ed funds.
The Palmisanos are examples of a young fam-
ily doing what is necessary to provide the very
best for their child. But for Guy Palmisano, it is
also his hope for the future that other families
with a blind child be able to attend a camp that
has provided further educational assistance to
them.
Last Thursday's meeting with the Wauchula
Lions Club was the first effort to ,get Guy
Palmisano's idea off the ground. With the sup-
port of the Wauchula club, he will take his fund-
raising plans to the next level.
Club members will be assisting the
Palmisanos in locating a motor home so
Candice and baby Kyah will be able to accom-
pany Guy on this venture. Club President
Talmadge Albritton will contact the Lions dis-
trict governor for assistance through Lions Club
Inter-national.
There will be certain costs associated with
Guy Palmisano's decision. At first, he told the
club that he was going to "backpack" across
America, but that motor home would be nice..
There probably will be overnight space-rental
fees and meals. And the Palmisanos do have
monthly bills at home that will need to be main-
tained.
If you are interested in helping the Palmisanos
with this fund-raising project that could very
well be the turning point in a blind child's life,
contact a Lions Club member.


tte crop, saia a press-retease
from executive vice-presi-
dent/CEO Michael Sparks.
The industry is expected to
have a 168-million box orange
crop, about a 30-percent
increase from the 2006-07 sea-
son.
"As reports come in, we fully
expect to hear about pockets of
fruit damage, but as a whole the
industry came through this in


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Corvil Justesen checks for ice in an orange at a grove on Altman Road.


good shape," Sparks said.
i here may De isolated areas
that have minor fruit damage;
however, temperatures did not
dip low enough for long enough
duration to create substantial
problems," he continued.
According to grower mem-
bers, Arcadia reached 27,
Wauchula 28, Sebring 29 and
Vero Beach 33.


Continued Fro
Continued From 1A


Name, address ana daytime
phone number. of the entrant
must be attached to the draw-
ing, along with adult or chil-
dren's division.
Deadline is Monday, Feb,
11, at noon.
Drawings may be submitted
by mail to The Herald-
Advocate, Cover-Art Contest,
P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL
33873 or delivered in person at
our office at 115 S. Seventh
Ave. in Wauchula. Hours are 8


a.m. to p.m. Monday-Friday.
Winners will be announced
after the judges have made their
selections.
Serving as judges this year
are two out of towners and one
local resident: Susan W.
Roberts, circuit judge; Nick
Sudzina, court administrator for
the 10th Judicial Circuit; and
Jane Long, Pioneer Park Days
director.
Cynthia Krahl
Managing Editor


Give what you have. To someone else it may be better
than you dare to think.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Two-thirds of help is to give courage.


-Irish Proverb


FREEZE
Continued From 1A


ABOUT ...
Obituaries

Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi;
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangerrlents. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252007CA000667

Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee for Long
Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-
WL3,
Plaintiff,
vs;
Todd G. Morey and Elizabeth L.
Morey, his wife; Washington
Mutual Bank Successor In inter-
est to Long Beach Mortgage
Company; Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; Unknown Parties
in Possession#2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO-
SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO:
Todd G. Morey; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1150 South
Florida' Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873 and, Elizabeth L. Morey;
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 1150 South Florida Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any un-
known spouse of the said
Defendants if either has
remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, gran-
tees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompe-
tents or therwise not sui
juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing real property, lying and
being and situated in Hardee
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 SECTION 9, TOWN-
SHIP 94 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO
STTE'.BROAD RIGHT-OF-
WA*SRECORDED IN O.R..
BOC226, PAGE 432, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 1150
South Florida Avenue, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
This action has been filed against
you and your are required to serve
a copy of your written defense, if
any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose
address is 10004 N. Dale Mabry
Highway, Suite 112, Tampa, FL
33618 within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately there after; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint. Respond by Feb. 8,
2008.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 4th day of
January, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Circuit and County Courts
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE
COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-
534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770.
1:10,17c


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The savings at most will
average $180, not the $240 they
are saying.
I have the most problem with
portability. People can come
here and not pay a cent in prop-
erty tax because they had a
higher exemption in another
county and can bring it with
them, up to $500,000. The
Florida Associatiop of Counties
is pushing for the exemption to
be within county lines.
It's just another effort to take
away local control of govern-
ment and give it to Tallahassee.

DISTRICT 2
COMMISSIONER
NICK TIMMERMAN
Concerning the constitutional
amendment to lower property
taxes, I understand it will raise
the $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion to $50,000 and cap non-
homestead property at $10,000.
From a personal point of
view, it would seem lowering
property taxes would be nice.
From my view as a county com-
missioner and one of the
framers of the county budget, it
would be a disaster to Hardee
County.
Small counties do not have
frivolous money to cut out of
their budgets, so services would
have to suffer, i.e. the sheriff's
budget and the fire department.
Road building would become
non-existent, and other services
would suffer.
I am voting against the
amendment.


DISTRICT 3
COMMISSIONER
GORDON NORRIS
Everyone in Hardee County
wants and needs a reduction in
their taxes. There is no doubt
that property tax reform should
be fair and equitable for every-
one. While every taxpayer
should feel relief from property
tax reform, the burden should
be shared by state and local,
government. Make no mistake,
the current proposed tax
amendment does not provide
this fairness.
A good example of this
unfairness is the proposed
portability clause. This clause
would allow those property
owners who want to downsize
their primary residence, to
move into Hardee County from
a larger county, resulting in
them paying significantly less
taxes than our own residents are
paying on the same size home.
In some cases, these same peo-
ple could pay even less than
they would have paid in the
county they earned the "Save
Our Homes" equity from.
In addition, the proposed 10
percent cap on the value of
commercial businesses will be
of no help, because historically
on average the assessed value
has not increased more than
seven percent annually.
The additional proposed
$25,000 Homestead Exemption
will not be a significant tax
break for the majority of home-
owners in Hardee County.


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Overall, this proposal will, in
actuality, reduce services such
as fire, ambulances and sher-
iff's department, as well as
roads and bridges. Tallahassee
should not determine Hardee
County's needs for these ser-
vices. The one-size-fits-all
mandate may work for one
county but not another.
Certainly our needs are much
different than a larger coastal
county.
If Hardee County is to suc-
ceed in meeting its responsibili-
ties to the people in our county,
we need a fair tax policy, one
that will be equal for all. This
tax policy must be adequate
enough to meet the many
demands of our ever evolving
county government. Currently
we do not have equality in our
tax system. The proposed
amendment will not change
this. The majority of the benefit
goes to those who already have
been protected by "Save Our
Homes."

DISTRICT 4
COMMISSIONER
BOBBY RAY SMITH
I oppose the proposed
amendment because:
It takes away the authority
of local governments to proper-
ty fund projects needed in the
community.
It does nothing to provide
fairness to the system, yet con-
tinues to protect and increase
benefits, through portability, of
those who have already been
protected by the SAVE OUR
HOMES provision.
Passage of this constitu-
tional amendment proclaims
Tallahassee "knows best!"
Therefore, let Tallahassee run
the community.

DISTRICT 5
COMMISSIONER
DALE JOHNSON
The role of local government
is not to protect "government"
but to ensure the safety and
well-being of the residents in
our community.
We were elected to serve you,
the people who put us here in
the first place.
We have a responsibility to
you and are committed to safe-
guarding your hard-earned dol-
lars. We are always looking for
ways to be more cost-effective,
enhancing the delivery of ser-
vices that improve the quality
of your life.
Earlier this year, local gov-
ernments reduced property tax
revenues by $2.3 billion as a
result of House Bill lB.
In fact, Hardee County has
not seen Ad-Valorem taxes this
low in over 10 years. We are
continually striving to be judi-
cious and responsible with
every tax dollar to support and
enhance services to the commu-
nity.
This is a personal and indi-
vidual decision, one that needs
to be based on all the facts.
Here is what you need to
know:
Will it have an impact on
your pocketbook?
What impacts will it have
on your community, state,-and
more specifically education
funding?
The most optimistic estimates
by economic experts show the
average homeowner will save
only $180 per year just 49
cents per day! Ask yourself, is it
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some county services I enjoy?
I'm deeply concerned by this
proposal for several reasons:
First, it will likely have
unintended consequences. This
proposal is uncharted territory.
No one really knows what
effect it will have on counties or
how it will impact residents.
A reliable, stable tax struc-
ture is necessary for counties to
make financial plans for our
communities looking for-
ward 3-5 years down the road.
Because the proposal's
long-term impact is uncertain,
we can't plan for multi-year
projects of do any kind of road
building.
Furthermore, the ballot
proposal concerns me because
it exacerbates the burden
caused by unfunded mandates.
Local governments are mandat-
ed to fund projects like increas-
ing costs from Medicaid and
health care for the uninsured.
The problem is, the state does-
n't always provide us with
funding to help. We're left to
find local taxpayer dollars to fill
the void. Counties are already
struggling to comply with these
unfunded mandates, and the
property tax ballot initiative is
yet another blow.
The recent budget cuts com-
bined with the likely conse-
quences from the constitutional
amendment make it important
-that organizations considering
additional property tax changes
such as the Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission, citizen
initiatives or the legislature,
recognize that local govern-
ments are still struggling to
implement the mandated cuts
while planning for the future.
Any additional changes to the
state's tax structure must take
into account the current insta-
bility of local government plan-
ning and look to other revenue
sources such as the state's prop-
erty tax portion.
Counties have already imple-
mented cuts across the board. If
the constitutional amendment
passes, we will comply with the
will of the voters, however
communities' across the state
will continue to struggle. You,
the residents of our communi-
ties, can no longer continue to
shoulder the burden of property
tax changes.


January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Voting For Primary


Ballot Opens Monday


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Presidential Preference Pri-
mary will be held in Florida on
Tuesday, Jan. 29.
But voters cah cast their bal-
lots sooner and at their conve-
nience, thanks to the state's
early-voting program.
Early voting opens this com-
ing Monday, Hardee County
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery noted.
His office, located in Court-
house Annex IIHat U.S. 17 and
Oak Street in Wauchula, will be
open six days a week for early
voters. Hours will be Monday
through Saturday from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.
The two-week early-voting
period will end on Jan. 26, he
said.
Primary voting is open to all
11,242 registered voters here.
Democrats, numbering
6,555, will choose a presiden-
tial candidate and say yea or
nay to a constitutional amend-
ment on property-tax reform -


as will the 3,411 Republicans in
Hardee County. The 1,276 vot-
ers in the county who have reg-
istered under other parties or as
independents will vote only on
the amendment proposition.
Democrats will choose
among Joseph Biden Jr., Hillary
Clinton, Christopher Dodd,
John Edwards, Mike Gravel,
Dennis Kucinich, Barack
Obama and Bill Richardson III
for their party's nominee.
Republicans will select either
Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee,
Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes,
John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt
Romney, Tom Tancredo or Fred
Thompson.
The proposed constitutional
amendment a lengthy one -
is titled "Property Tax Ex-emp-
tions; Limitations on Property
Tax Assessments."
Sample ballots can be found
on 12B of this issue.
Discussion on the amend-
ment can be found on Page One
and in a column on 8A.


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courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for. submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
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Obituaries


AUBREYJ. HARPER
Aubrey J. Harper, 89, of
Melbourne died on Friday,
January 4, 2008, in Melbourne.
He was born in Lax, Ga., on
Dec. 12, 1918 to Pearly and
Gladys Harper. He was Baptist
by faith. He served in the U.S.
Army for 5 years and the U.S.
Air Force for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of
65 years, Stella of Melbourne; a
son, Ronald Harper and wife
Barbara of Leesburg; two
grandsons, Craig of Melbourne
and David of Deland; a great-
grandson, Craig Aubrey of
Melbourne; a sister, Shirley
Fears of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother,
Gerald King of Seattle, Wash.
Visitation will be held today
(Thursday) at Brant Funeral
Chapel' beginning at 1 p.m.,
with services following at 2
p.m. Burial will be in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


JASLENE OLGA
RODRIGUEZ
Jaslene Olga Rodriguez, in-
fant daughter of Jose Reyes
Rodriguez and Nicole Torres of
Wauchula, died Saturday, De.-
ember 29, 2007 in Orlando.
She is also survived by a
brother, Angel Rodriguez of
Wauchula; grandparents, David
Torres and Sylva Miranda,
Christina Ramirez, Genevieve
Valdiviez and Jose Reyes
Rodriguez Sr., all of Wauchula;
great-grandparents, Alejandro
Mejorado, Wilma Torres
Mejorado, Juan Ramirez and
Justa Valdiviez, all of
Wauchula; and great-great-
grandmother, Martha Fehr of
Fairbury, Ill.
Graveside services were held
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at
Lake Dale Cemetery with the
Rev. Jason Delgado officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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RUTH CARSTEN
HODGES
Ruth Carsten Hodges, 93,
of Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, January 2, 2008. A ser-
vice to celebrate her life will
be held Saturday January 12
at 11:00 a.m. in the Wauchula
United Methodist Church.
Ruth, the daughter of Ben
and Jessie Hiatt Carsten, was
born on the family farm in
Clatonia;,. Neb. on May ;28,.
1914. She lived with her fam-
ily until she went to the
University of Nebraska. She
graduated from the College
of Agriculture with a degree
in Vocational Home Eco-
nomics in 1936. After teach-
ing in the Hooker County
schools for a year, she mar-
ried Elver Hodges in 1937
and moved to New Jersey
where her husband was in the
graduate school of Rutgers
University. She did substi-
tute teaching and community
service for two years in New
Jersey and then moved with
her husband to Honolulu,
Hawaii in September 1939
where they lived for the next
two years.
Ruth, along with Elver and
daughter Margaret, moved to
Florida in December 1941,
just three days before Pearl
Harbor. Daughter Kathleeen.
was born in March of 1942 in
Wauchula. Ruth kept busy
with family and community
until 1947 when she served
as principal and teacher for
sixth, seventh, and eighth
grades for Limestone School
for one year. Daughter
Lucinda was born, June
1954. Ruth continued family
and community activities.
She started teaching first
grade at Zolfo Elementary
School in 1960, completed
elementary certification, and
led six year old children
through their first year of
school with compassion and
wonder. Her formal teaching
career finished with retire-
ment at the end of the 1976-
77 school year. One of the
joys of her later years was to
be remembered by former
students. Grown young men
have said to her, "Don't you
remember me, Mrs.
Hodges?" And she would
say, "You didn't have a beard
when I knew you in first
grade!" Humor was a contin-
uing element in Ruth's life.
Ruth loved to travel. She
was a good traveler, orderly,
curious and adaptable. She
was a pleasure to be with.
A professional trip to
Brazil with her husband in
1965 gave her the opportuni-
ty to "mother" all of the U.S.
delegates through various
and sundry travel ailments.
A similar trip to Australia in
1972 gave her an opportunity
to visit a school where a


number of the children of the
Aborigine people were sub-
ject to disappear on a "walk
about" they were just
gone, on a traditional tribal
custom. Three years after
retirement found Ruth in
Malawi, East Africa, with her
husband who was on a
USAID agriculture project
with the local ministry of
agriculture. Ruth found her-
self recruited to assist regu-
larly with the local govern-
ment health clinic with spe-
cial attention to mothers and
children. The clinic never
lacked for people needing
medical assistance and in a
busy month there were as
many as 100 births attended
by the midwives and doctor's
assistant.
Besides travel, Ruth was a
constant presence in her
church as a choir member,
Sunday School teacher, a
member and officer in the
Women' Society/United
Methodist -Women, and
active in mi'ssiotl- projects. In
1943-45 Ruth worked with
the Wauchula Girl Scouts.
She was a member of the
Home Demonstration Club
for many years and worked
with the Hardee County 4-H
program from 1948 through
1972. She took delight in the
Wednesday Musicale pro-
grams. Ruth was a continuing
presence in the Hardee
County Spanish Mission
from the beginning, along
with Elver, Sarah Cowart,
Mitchell Hope, Mrs. Best,
Charles A. Stansfield, Max
Campbell, Irvin and Lucy
LaRue, and Bessie and
Gordon Kirk.
Ruth was a member of the
Florida Silver Haired Legis-
lature and served on the
board of the Central Florida
Health Care for more than 20
years, working with others on
concerns of the elderly and
health care in thecommunity.
Ruth is survived by her
husband, her children,
Margaret and George Blanco,
Kathy Hodges, Lucy and Bill
Lipp; grandchildren, Andrew
H. Blanco, Jonathan A.
(Natalie) Lipp, Kenneth, M
Lipp, and Jessica R. (Pat)
McCarty, and great grand-
daughter, Isabel M. Lipp.
She is also survived by friend
Debbie Boyd who, supported
by her husband Mike and
family, gave Ruth the care
she needed for the six years
after Ruth's stroke, making it
possible for both Ruth and
Elver to continue participat-
ing in the community they
hold dear. Ruth is survived
by "granddaughters" Andrea
and Nicki Alvord, nephews,
and cousins.
The family is thankful for
the caregivers who have
played a role in Ruth's life!
Memorial contributions
may be made to Hardee
County 4-H Foundation, c/o
Danny Weeks, 329 Riverside
Drive, Wauchula, FL 33873.



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RUTH CARSTEN HODGES
Ruth Carsten Hodges, 93, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
January 2, 2008.
Born May 28, 1914 ir,
Clatonia, Neb., she graduated
from the University of Nebra-
ska College of Agriculture with
a degree in vocational home
economics. She lived in New
Jersey and Hawaii until coming
to Wauchula in 1942. She was
principal and teacher at Lime-
stone School, and a teacher at
Zolfo Elementary School. She
was a member of the Florida
Silver Haired Legislature, on
the board of Central Florida
Health Care, Wednesday Musi-
cale,.Hardee County 4-H and
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Elver Hodges, of
Wauchula; three daughters,
Margaret Blanco and husband
George, Kathy Hodges, and
Lucy Lipp and husband Bill;
four grandchildren; and one
great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in
the Wauchula First United
Methodist Church, 207 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hardee County 4-H Founda-
tion, c/o Danny Weeks, 329
Riverside Drive, Wauchula, FL
33873.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula






AUBREY J. HARPER
Aubrey J. Harper, 89, of
Melbourne died on Friday,
January 4, 2008, in Mel-
bourne.
He was born in Lax, Ga.,
on Dec. 12, 1918 to Pearly
and Gladys Harper. He was
Baptist by faith. He served in
the U.S. Army for 5 years and
the U.S. Air Force for 25
years.
Survivors include his wife
of 65 years, Stella of Mel-
bourne; a son, Ronald Harper
and wife Barbara of Lees-
burg; two grandsons, Craig of
Melbourne and David of
Deland; a great-grandson,
Craig Aubrey of Melbourne; a
sister, Shirley Fears of
Atlanta, Ga.; a brother,
Gerald King of Seattle, Wash.
Visitation will be held
today (Thursday) at Brant
Funeral Chapel beginning at
1 p.m., with services follow-
ing at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Wauchula Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

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MONA LISA
CORTEZ
Mona Lisa Cortez, 67, of
Bowling. Green,' died Wed-
nesday, January 2, 2008, in
Sebring.
She was born, Aug. 30,
1940 in Nebraska, and
worked as a C.N.A. in home
health care.
She was preceded in death
.by a son, Benito "Benny"
Camarillo; and a daughter,
Carol Jean Fuentes.
Survivors included five
sons, David Fuentes of
Bowling Green, Joe Angel
Fuentes, Elias Fuentes, Rudy
Fuentes Jr. and Lorenzo
Camarillo, all of Kala-
mazoo, Mich., and Johnny
Fuentes of Indianapolis, Ind.;
two daughters, Reyna Casta-
neda and Maria Goodrich,
both of Galesburg, Mich.;
one brother, Robert Rivas of
Wauchula; three sisters,
Tenisha Cruz of Wauchula,
Rose Vasquez of Zolfo
Springs, and Reyna Mooh-
finero of West Palm Beach;


ROBERT WILLIAM
WILSON
Robert William Wilson, 30,
of Fort Meade, died Saturday,
January 5, 2008, at home.
Born in Orlando on April 28,
1977, he came to Fort Meade in
2006 from Wildwood. He was a
telemarketer working for
Accent Marketing.
He is survived by his wife,
Traci Lynn Wilson, of Fort
Meade; a son, David Aaron
Maurice Wilson of Fort Meade;
parents Michael C. and Shirley
Wilson of Fort Meade; maternal
grandmother Yvonne Carroll of
Wildwood; and a brother, Sean
Wilson of Fort Meade.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Funeral services
are tomorrow, Jan. 11, at 10:30
a.m. at the funeral home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MONA LISA CORTEZ
Mona Lisa Cortez, 67, of
Bowling Green, died Wednes-
day, January 2, 2008, in Se-
bring.
She was born, Aug. 30, 1940
in Nebraska, and worked as a
C.N.A. in home health care.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Benito "Benny" Cama-
rillo; and a daughter, Carol Jean
Fuentes.
Survivors included five sons,
David Fuentes of Bowling
Green, Joe Angel Fuentes, Elias
Fuentes, Rudy Fuentes Jr. and
Lorenzo Camarillo, all of Kala-
mazoo, Mich., and Johnny
Fuentes of Indianapolis, Ind.;
two daughters, Reyna Casta-
neda and Maria Goodrich, both
of Galesburg, Mich.; one broth-
er, Robert Rivas of Wauchula;
three sisters, Tenisha Cruz of
Wauchula, Rose Vasquez of
Zolfo Springs, and Reyna
Moohfinero of West Palm
Beach; 24 grandchildren; and
12 great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a
memorial service at a later date.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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JASLENE OLGA
RODRIGUEZ
Jaisleine Olga-Rodriguez,
infant daughter oJose Reyes
Rodriguez and Nicole Torres
of Wauchula, died Saturday,
December 29, 2007 in
Orlando.
She is also survived by a
brother, Angel Rodriguez of
Wauchula; grandparents,
David Torres and Sylva
Miranda, Christina Ramirez,
Genevieve Valdiviez and
Jose Reyes Rodriguez Sr., all
of Wauchula; great-grandpar-
ents, Alejandro Mejorado,
Wilma Torres Mejorado, Juan
Ramirez and Justa Valdiviez,
all of Wauchula; and great-
great-grandmother, Martha
Fehr of Fairbury, Ill.
Graveside services were
held at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 2 at Lake Dale Cemetery
with the Rev. Jason Delgado
officiating.



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EUGENE R. SEAMAN
Eugene R. "Gene" Seaman,
72, of Ocala, died on Sunday,
Dec. 30, 2007, at home.
Born in Flushing, Long
Island, N.Y., he was a resident
of New Jersey and Arkansas
before moving to Ocala in
1984. He was a member, dea-
con emeritus, Sunday School
teacher and involved in mission
trips with First Baptist Church
of Belleview. He was a teacher
and counselor in the public
school system and was a U.S.
Navy veteran of the Korean
Conflict.
He is survived by his wife,
Brenda Seaman, of Ocala; two
daughters, Lori Cantor and hus-
band Bryan of Ocala, and Mary
King and husband Turk of
Fuquay, N.C.; a brother, Roger
Seaman of Palm Springs, Calif.;
two sisters, Jean Carpenter of
Washington, N.J. and Joan
Seaman of Wauchula; and six
grandchildren, Janet, Samantha,
Nicole and Kellie of Ocala, and
Miranda and Jonalyn of
Fuquay, N.C.
Memorial services were held
at 2 p.m. Jan. 5, 2008 at First
Baptist Church of Belleview
with the Rev. Ronald S. Walker
and the Rev. Adam Hammond
officiating. A gathering of fami-
ly and friends was held one
hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions can be made to the First
Baptist Church of Belleview,
6107 SE Agnew Road, for pur-
chase of Bibles for the prison
ministry or to the Hospice of
Marion County, P.O. Box 4860,
Ocala, FL 34478.
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IDA SLOAN MOSS
Ida Sloan Moss, 92; of
Kingsport, Tenn., and formerly
of Wauchula, died on Friday,
Jan. 4, 2008.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 62 years,
Clarence H. Moss Sr.; three
sons, David Moss, Robert Moss
and Clarence H. Moss Jr.; a
daughter-in-law, Ann Slavic
Moss; and a granddaughter,
Cheryl Ann Moss.
Survivors include a daughter,
Ann Marie Moss Bowman of
Kingsport, Tenn.; a son,
William Moss and wife Patricia
of Forked River, N.J.; 12 grand-
children; and 17 great-grand-
children.
A memorial mass was con-
ducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at
St. Dominic Catholic Church
with the Rev. Charles Burton
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be sent to St.
Dominic Catholic Church, 2517
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Florida Crop [U]pda[tef^U- s]1.--- (


WEATHER SUMMARY
A cold front moved in around mid-week and temperate
dropped to the teens in the north Peninsula and Panhandle. Rai
over half an inch was reported in some areas in the sout
Peninsula and parts of the central Peninsula had over a quarts
an inch of rain. Daily temperatures for the major cities reached
upper 60s, 70s, and 80s; lows in the 20s, 30s, 40s, and
Temperatures averaged in the upper 50s, 60s, and 70s; low day
temperatures averaged in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

FIELD CROPS
Beginning of the week, local farmers were preparing
crops for the freezing temperatures. Potato planting continue
Palatka but growers took precautions by storing seed potatoes
barns with heaters. Unusually cold temperatures caused damao
small grains. The Panhandle soil moisture was mostly short to
quate. Big Bend and northern Peninsula soil moisture was mc
very short to short. Soil moisture in the southern Peninsula
mostly very short with adequate conditions in some areas. F
activity slowed for most of the week due to frost.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 28 42 2 27 36 3
Short 39 17 44 40 21 27
Adequate 33 41 53 33 43 67
Surplus 0 0 1 0 0 3
VEGETABLES
Harvesting was halted end of last week until frost damage
assessed. Areas of central and southern Peninsula reported dan
Sto crops due to freezing temperatures; other areas were wai
before reporting extent of damage. Hillsborough County repo
losses in strawberries, tomatoes, and ornamentals last week du
extremely cold and windy conditions. Hendry County reports
10-15 percent loss from wind and freezing temperatu
Harvesting and packing of beans, okra, squash, and tomatoe
Florida City continued earlier in the week. Plant City repo
damage to the strawberry crop but was expected to be mini
overall. Some growers kept a constant stream of water on
strawberry crop to keep from freezing. Pompano continued
vesting without interruption and reported all crops looked g<
Wauchula reported the remaining blueberry and strawberry
had little or no damage. Asparagus, bean, and peas marketing M
steady.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
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small grain forage in parts of the State. Drought continued to l
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tion was very poor to good with most in fair condition. Ranchers
are starting the cold season with little stock of hay and poor winter
grazing. Lingering cold has stopped growth on any cool season for-
ages. In central areas, pasture was in very poor to good condition
with most fair. Pastures were very dry and brown in Sumter
County. In the southwestern areas, pasture was very poor to good
with most fair to good. Statewide, cattle condition ranged from
very poor to excellent, with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 20 15 20
Poor 15 5 20 15
Fair 30 45 40 30
Good 45 25 25 30
Excellent 5 5 0 5


ade- CITRUS
ade-sty Traces of rain were recorded early in the week, primarily in the
was central citrus growing areas. The most recorded rain was in Sebring
Field at over half an inch. Early Thursday morning, temperatures
dropped to the upper 20s and lower 30s across the citrus producing
region. According to grower reports, Arcadia and Lake Alfred had
lows of 27 degrees, Wauchula dropped to 28 degrees, and Sebring
and Balm recorded lows of 29 degrees. Surrounding localities were
one to three degrees higher. Isolated areas may have received
minor fruit damage; however, the duration was not long enough to
cause any significant damage to the trees or fruit. Weekly harvest
amounts were back up this week following the holiday season.
Early and midseason orange weekly harvest should be over five
million boxes throughout January, primarily for processing. Most
packinghouses will be finishing with Navel orange and Sunburst
tangerine harvest in the next couple of weeks and transitioning to
ting Temple orange and Honey tangerine harvest. Some houses were
rted packing limited amounts of Pineapple oranges. Grove care includ-
Sto ed mowing, spraying, fertilizing, and irrigating. Hedging and top-
ed a ping was being conducted in many grapefruit groves on the east
res. coast. Grove owners continued their combined approach to reduce
,s in psyllid populations in an effort to control greening. Varieties being
rted harvested included early, midseason, Navel, and Ambersweet
imal oranges; grapefruit; Sunburst and Honey tangerines, and tangelos.


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Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
S Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator



MARK YOUR 2008 CALENDAR!
With a fresh new calendar in front of you, it is time to fill in
the important dates for the year.
Few thin's are more important than scheduling regular health
examinations, immunizations and screening tests. It is really easy
to get caught up in the many, many things we have to do and for-
get the basics. Simply by doing a few tests and an examination,
your physician can often find problems well before they become
dangerous. Once found, they can be treated aggressively. But they
cannot be found unless you make that appointment!
Regular physical examinations are recommended every one to
three years for adults ages 18-39, one to two years for those
between the ages of 40 and 59, and annually for persons 60 and
over. Women 40 and over are advised to have yearly mammo-
grams, and men aged 50 and over should have a prostate screening
every year.
Too many of us wait until a problem is serious before seeking
treatment, but waiting too long is often the worst thing we can do.
Early detection and treatment greatly increase the odds that a
physician can control or cure the problem.
Identifying problems is not the only purpose for a physical
examination. We want to avoid and prevent ill health we want
to stay well! Counseling and education for health issues that are
most likely to affect us will help us practice wellness as a routine
part of our life.
So schedule that appointment today! And make sure everyone
in your family does the same.
I wish you a year of health and happiness for 2008.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
-Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Obituaries

HENRY FORD GORUM
Henry Ford Gorum, 79, of
Fort Meade, died Sunday,
December 30, 2007.
Born June 5, 1928, in Holt,
he moved to Fort Meade more
than 50 years ago. He was a
heavy machine operator for
Kovacs, a member of Peace
River Church of God, and
served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by
A his wife Juafrith'Gotum. C
Survivors include three
daughters, Sheila Filyaw and
Sharon Tillman, both of
Mulberry and Sandra Barber of
Lake Wales; two sons, Ricky
Gorum of Fort Meade and Gary
Gorum of Bartow; three sisters,
Rosie Griffis of Leesburg,
Sarah Williams of Crestview
and Anabelle Jandura of
Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother,
James Gorum of Fort Meade;
14 grandchildren; and 16 great-
grandchildren.
The family received friends
on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services were on
Saturday with the Rev. Larry D.
Barrentine officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

DONALD BROOKS
WALDRON
Donald Brooks Waldron, 59,
of Fort Meade, died Friday,
January 4, 2008 at Good Shep-
herd Hospice in Auburndale.
Born Dec. 14, 1948, in
Largo, he was a funeral director
in Largo for many years before
moving to Fort Meade four
years ago. He was a member of
the Christian Free Will Baptist
Church in Bartow. He served in
the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam War.
He is survived by his com-
panion, Frances Waldron, of
Fort Meade; two sisters, Margie
Kelly of Fort Meade and Lois
Harter of New Port Richey; and
a brother, Norman Larry Wald-
ron of New Port Richey.
Friends were received at the
funeral home from 10to 11 a.m.
on Tuesday, Jan. 8, followed by
graveside services at Evergreen
Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Reginald D. Palmer offici-
ating.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 4,768 3,736 5,463
Navel oranges 192 99 67
Ambersweet oranges 1 0 0
Grapefruit 512 501 532
Sunburst tangerines 196 100 135
Honey tangerines 0 0 6
Tangelos 82 46 :100


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PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Hardee Senior High School was the recipient of a $1,600 check during a recent meet-
ing of the Hardee County School Board. The check, presented by Mike Mathis of
Crown Ford in Wauchula, represents the dealer's annual donation to the school at the
close of the football season. The amount varies, as it is based on $50 per touchdown
scored by the Wildcat football team during season play. This year, Mathis said, that
number was 32. Mathis, flanked here by Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones (left)
and Principal Mike Wilkinson (right), said he and his dealership are committed to the
school and community.


CLASS ACT


From The Friday, Jan. 10,1958
Issue Of The Herald-Advocate
* Wauchula's Girl Cop Resigns
* Wauchula Station Begins Operation
* Second Freeze In Month Hits Hardee Groves
* Cats Have 2-1 Conference Mark
* Last Confederate Widow Observes 97th Birthday


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- Thursday, Jan. 16


Tickets now on sale at See's Drive-In in Bowling
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$1.75 ringside


$1.25 general admission


COURTEffI-,POT O .
Student Council members from Wauchula Elementary School recently visited Hardee
Manor Care Center to spread some holiday cheer. The students sang Christmas car-
ols and hung Christmas cards on all of the ,resident's doors, wishing them a Merry
Christmas. Sharing smiles were. (front row,f trFi left) Kristian Judah, Alex Ullrich, Sarah
Beth Albritton and Rayna Parks; secondd ow) Angel Mancillas, Makayla Deuberry,
Rebecca Albritton and Dana Terrell; (third row) Alexi Santana, Cheyenne Pohl, Andrew
Alvarado, Adam Salas and Austin Judah; (back row) Kristiana Fleurimond, Alysa
Salazar, Johnny Luna, Leonel Rodriguez, Dalton Tubbs, Gabrielle Allen, Glen Ellis,
Taylor Roberts and Brooke Dixon.


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Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
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tt in revival s and


camp meetings.


STATEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY OF HARDEE Ol

Revival has broken out in Hardee County, last week at River
and this week at Faith Temple, with Evangelist Brandon Spike
year old evangelist. People have been saved, delivered and I
Many Churches have been apart...Jet us unite together for a
move of the Holy Spirit!

NOW IS THE APPOINTED TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO ARI
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January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
S AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000065
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C., I
DOB: 01/05/2004
C., A
DOB: 02/04/2000
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Artemio Nava, Father of I.C., a
white male child born on January
5, 2004, and of A. C., a white
female born on February 4, 2000
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights under oath has
been filed by the Department of
Children and Family Services in
the above styled Court, for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
the above named child:
I.C.
a white male child
born on January 5, 2004
A.C.
a white female child
born on February 4, 2000
and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a PER-
MANENT COMMITMENT ADVISO-
RY HEARING in this matter.
YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
25,2008, at 8:30 a.m. at the HARD-
EE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, for and ADJUDICA-
TORY MANIFEST BEST INTEREST
HEARING in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAYS AND
TIMES SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS:
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needLing a sp.pial
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 3rd day of December,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

Delois Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
12:6-1:10c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000131
IN RE: THE. ESTATE OF
JOSEPH BENEDICT CIRKA,
,Deceased
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOSEPH BENEDICT CIRKA,
deceased, File Number
252007CP000131, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 417 West
Main Street, 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, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
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, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with


this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2008.

Personal Representative:
MARGARET STEVENS
12614 LANGSTAFF DRIVE
WINDERMERE, FL 34786
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JANE M. HANCOCK
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III,P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-0500
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP000130
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LEWIS G. NEELEY a/k/a
Lewis George Neeley,

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate
of Lewis G. Neeley, deceased, File
Number 252007CP000130 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
PO Box 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's will is
August 5,1997. The name and
address for the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Re-
presentative's Attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court by filing
a petition or other pleading
requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 10, 2008.

Personal Representative
Dawn April Sumner
8320 SR 60, East
Bartow, Florida 33830


Attorney for
Representative
Donald H. WHson, Jr., Es
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
TENTH JUDICIAL CIF
HARDEE COUNTY, FL
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP(
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
Pamela Clare Bladen,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT
The administration of t
of Pamela Clare Bladen,
whose date of death was
2007, and whose socida
number Is
pending in the Circuit
Hardee County, Florida
Division, the physical ai
which is 417 W. Mair
Wauchula, Florida 33
whose mailing address
Drawer 1749, Wauchula
3373. The names and a
of the personal represent
the personal repres
attorney are set forth bel
All creditors of the dece
other persons having c
demands against de
estate on whom a cop
notice is required to b
must file with this cour
THE LATER OF 3 M
AFTER THE TIME OF TI
PUBLICATION OF THIS
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
SERVICE OF A COPY
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of t
dent and other person:
claims or demands agaii
dent's est e must file the
with thi I court WIT
MONTHS AFTER THE C
THE FIR ST PUBLICAT
THIS NOTICE.
ALL. LAIMS NOT FILED
THE TIME PERIODS SEI
IN /SECTION 733.702
FLORIDA PROBATE CO
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING TI
PERIOD SET FORTH ABC
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YE
MORE AFTER THE DEC
DATE OF DEATH IS BARF

The date of first public
this notice is January 10,
Personal Representative:
Ralph M. Bladen
319 North Manatee Avenu
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Connie L. Collins
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 08134
Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.
124 North Brevard Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Telephone (863) 494-4323


Local Artist's Work On Exhibit


Picture yourself the first time
you tried to paint something -
anything.
Whether it was a picture,
some object or even a wall, you
readied your brushes, your col-
ors and your enthusiasm to cre-
ate a "masterpiece."
For most, this wannabe mas-
terpiece never materialized.
Then there is Louise M. Weis.
Weis, of Wauchula, recently
garnered the recognition of the
Highlands Art League in Se-
bring, and was honored with an
artist's reception last Friday
night followed by a month-long
showing of her work.
Weis has been drawing
almost all of her life. As a child
growing up in Wisconsin, she
was enthralled with the colors
of autumn. She kept pencil and
drawing pad in hand. When she
moved with her family to
Alaska at the age of 12, howev-
er, the environment became
much different.
With such a drastic change in
surroundings, Weis found inspi-
ration from her new home and
began to enroll in any and as
many art classes as possible.
Her first painting was complet-
ed while she was in eighth
grade.
Throughout her life, Weis has
won many awards and achieved
many positions of leadership
because of her artistic talent.
She has served as president and
of the Ketchikan Art Guild and
taught painting and drawing at
the University of Alaska and in
her personal studio. Weis is cur-
rently a member of Highlands
Art League.
Not only have her talents
contributed to many folks in
Alaska, but she has also painted
her way to success in Hardee
County.
In 1978 Weis moved to
Wauchula and began teaching


art. She decided to open a shop
in 1985 in downtown Wau-
chula. Once again, the environ-
ment around Weis the horses
and cattle, birds and wildlife,
native plants and trees on and
near her ranch home influ-
enced her paintings. More and
more of her art revealed the
everyday life of a Hardee
County resident.
Two instances that really cap-
tured the local way of life were
the murals that she and fellow
artist Oneita Revell painted at
the Hardee County Fairgrounds.


Two more murals are being
planned by the artists and are to
be started soon.
Weis works mostly in
acrylics, oils and china paint-
ing, but has dabbled in many
other mediums and crafts.
Although 'Weis has proved
herself to be a true talent, she
never forgets to remember the
less fortunate when she paints.
She has donated many of her
paintings and prints to local
charities. And the donations of
two prints for the American
Cancer Society made a lasting


impact at the annual Relay For
Life by raising $8,000.
Her work will be hung for
viewing and for sale at the
Highlands Art League's Yellow
House, 1989 Lakeview Dr.,
until Jan. 26. Hours are
Monday-Friday 9 to 4 and.
Saturday noon to 4.
Also available are raffle tick-
ets for a Weis giclee of quails,
with proceeds benefiting the Art
League.
Staff writers Savannah Fair-
cloth and Cynthia Krahl pre-
pared this report.


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula artist Louise Weis presented her environment-inspired paintings at a recep-
tion in her honor last Friday in Sebring. The showing will hang through Jan. 26.


There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves the free air, and will not
be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
-William Penn


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP134


Personal IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JAMES ALFRED ROGERS,
squire DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
1:10,17c The administration of the Estate
T OF THE of James Alfred Rogers,
RCUIT deceased, File Number
.ORIDA 252007CP134 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
000136 address of which is PO Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
estate is testate and the date of
the decedent's will is April 28,
/ 2004. The name and address for
the Personal Representative and
rORS the Personal Representptive's
he estate Attorney are set forth below.
deceased ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
deceased NOTIFIED THAT:
is Aprit, All persons on whom a copy this
is Notice is served must file objec-
Court of tions that challenge the validity of
, Probate the will, the qualifications of the
address of personal representative, venue, or
n Street, jurisdiction of this Court by filing
3873 and a petition or other pleading
s P.s O. requesting relief with this Court, in
Floridaaccordance with the Florida
addresses Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
tatIveand MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
entatives SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
ow tativesNOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
dent and and other persons having claims
claims or or demands against decedent's
Dcedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
y of this tingent or unliquidated claims, on
e served whom a copy of this Notice is
t WITHIN served must file their claims with
0 N T H S this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
HE FIRST THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
NOTICE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
DATE OF TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
OF THIS TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
he dece- NOTICE ON THEM.
s having All other creditors of the dece-
nst dece- dent and other persons having
eir claims claims or demands against the
THIN 3 decedent's estate including unma-
DATE OF tured, contingent or unliquidated
'ION OF claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
WITHIN MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
WITHIN THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
r FORTH THIS NOTICE.
OF THE ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
DE WILL FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
HE TIME
)VE, ANY The date of the first publication
EARS OR of this Notice is January 10, 2008.
;EDENTS
RED. Personal Representative
Gail Rogers Smith
cation of 1886 Dansby Road,
2008. Wauchula, FL 33873

Steve Alfred Rogers
ue 5565 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
427 Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
A. Post Office Drawer 30
ie Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208


1:10,17c


1:10,17c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP133
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CATHERINE JANIECE ROGERS,

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)

The administration of the Estate
of Catherine Janlece Rogers,
deceased, File Number
252007CP133 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
.Florida, Plobate Division, the
address of which is PO Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
estate is testate and the date of
the decedent's will is April 28,
2004. The name and address for
the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's -
Attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 'ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court by filing
a petition or other pleading,
requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 10, 2008.

Personal Representative
Gail Rogers Smith
1886 Dansby Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Steve Alfred Rogers
5565 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


Attorney for Personal
Representative
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP000129
IN RE: THE ESTATEOF
LILLIAN M. CLAUSER A/k/a
Lillian Marie Clauser, a/k/a,
Peggy Clauser,

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate
of Lillian M. Clauser, deceased,
File Number 252007CP000129 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
PO Box 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's will is
-July 31,1997. The name and
address for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court by filing
a petition or other pleading
requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is January 10, 2008.

Personal Representative
lolani Sparks
475 North Oak Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208


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The fragrance of what you
give away stays with you. /


Uninsured Can
See Physicians
Health care vouchers for
people who are uninsured
and have income less than
200 percent of the federal
poverty level guidelines can
be obtained locally, where
Hardee County has the sec-
ond-highest rate of unin-
sured individuals in the state.
Vouchers for office visits
are only available while fund-
ing lasts. To find out more,
call Heartland Rural Health
Network at 863-452-6530.

Driver Training
Classes Set
Two driver education
classes are scheduled at
South Florida Community
College, 2968 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green, on
Jan. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Both require pre-
registration.
On course, for first-time
driver license applicants is
the required Alcohol Drug
Accident Prevention class.
The second, for drivers who
have received a citation, is
Safe Driving Accident Pre-
vention Program.. Cost for
either is $28. To sign up, call
773-2252, ext. 7392 or 7153.







THURSDAY. JAN. 3
VOvereaters Anonymous
meeting, Seventh Day Ad-
ventist Church, 205 S. 11th
Ave., Wauchula, 4:30-5:30
p.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 14
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 *
V*Legislative aide Kirstin
Minor, for U.S. Congressman
Vern Buchanan, open office
hours, commission office,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.







8A The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


Property Lines
By Kathy Crawford
Property Appraiser

PROPERTY TAX REFORM
As we begin treading our way into 2008, we are already faced
with many important decisions that could impact this year and
future years to come.
By now, most of us are in the process of finalizing our deci-
sions for the future leader of our country, and we will begin casting
our votes at the end of this month. The Presidential Preference
Primary will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Though most of the discussion pertaining to the election has
been focused on the candidates, voters have another important
decision to make: whether to accept or reject the proposed consti-
tutional amendment on Property Tax Reform. This amendment
will drastically change the current property tax structure, and we
want you to be prepared to make an informed decision when you
cast your vote on Jan. 29.
The constitutional amendment provides the following:
An additional homestead exemption in an amount not to
exceed $25,000 for the assessed value above $50,000.
This amount does not apply to the school millage rates.
For Hardee County, if the assessed value of your home
exceeds $75,000, the maximum property tax savings available is
$217.
Allows portability of the accumulated Save Our Homes
(SOH) benefits for Florida homeowners who transfer from one
homestead to another.
Homeowners may transfer their SOH benefit to a new
homestead anywhere in Florida within two years of leaving their
former homesteads.
Property owners who sold their homes in 2007 can trans-
fer their SOH benefit to a new homestead if they establish the new
homestead by Jan. 1, 2009.
If the value of the new home is of equal or greater just
value, the homestead owner can transfer 100 percent of the SOH
benefit to the new homestead, up to $500,000 transferred benefit.
If the value of the new home has a lower just value, the
homestead owner can transfer a value equal to the percentage dif-
ference between the just value and assessed value of the former
homestead, up to a $500,000 benefit.
The SOH benefit applies to all tax levies including
schools.
'Provides a limitation of the assessed value of all non-home-
stead properties in the amount of 10 percent.
The savings in taxable value does not apply to school tax
levies.
As ownership changes for residential properties of nine
units or less, the value of the property will be assessed at market
value, as defined" by general law.
For all other non-homestead properties (i.e., residential
properties of 10 or more units, commercial properties), the
Legislature must define by general law how the property will be
assessed following a "qualifying improvement" to the property.
The Legislature may define by general law how the property will
be assessed at a change of ownership or control.
Provides a Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption of
$25,000.
This exemption applies to all tax levies.
Businesses are still required to file a DR-405 Tangible
Property Tax Return prior to April 1 for the 2008 tax year.
If the value is less than $25,000, then a return is not
required to be filed until the value exceeds $25,000.
SB 4D (Property Tax Reform Law) requires an annual
appropriation to fiscally constrained counties to offset revenue


The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


FLORIDA FOLK MUSIC CONCERT
Mix together a handful of people, a banjo, mandolin, autoharp,
fiddle, harmonica, bass and a couple of guitars. Put them under a
dark night sky sprinkled with stars, stir in the smoky aroma and
sound of a crackling fire and you've got a night of delightful music
at Highlands Hammock State Park.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Highlands
Hammock will welcome the return of great mountain ballads and
traditional tunes from the Back Porch Revival's Old-Time String
Band.


COURTESY PHOTO
Come see (from left) Jim and Melanie Robertson and
Ginger and John McClure on Jan. 19 as Back Porch
Revival, n award-winning folk group, appears at
Highlands Hammock State Park.
The band's sweet and sassy old-timey music is loaded with


reductions that result from the constitutional amendment.
The Legislature will appropriate moneys to offset the
reductions in ad valorem tax. Counties must apply to receive the
benefit.
Hardee County is a fiscally constrained county and will be
eligible to apply for state funding.
For more information pertaining to the proposed constitution-
al amendment, log onto our Web site at www.hardeepa.net. In
order to estimate your potential property tax savings, click on the
Property Tax Reform Calculator. For specific constitutional
amendment language, log onto the Supervisor of Elections Web
site at www.hardeecountyelections.com.
If you have any questions about the proposed amendment,
please feel free to contact our office for further information at 773-
2196.
Be sure to watch for our ads pertaining to the current available
exemptions and property tax benefits. Don't forget to file applica-
tions with our office by March 1.


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own creations, the band will have your toes tapping.
Performing together for over 16 years, you may have seen the
band at the prestigious Florida Folk Festival. In 1995, it was hon-
ored as the top vocal group at the Pioneer Florida Old-Time Music
Championship. In 1996, it took this honor again at the yearly com-
petition held in Dade City.
The band features Jim Robertson on the fiddle, guitar and lead
vocals. His wife, Melanie, plays an old-time trailing banjo. She
learned this unique style as an apprentice to a master artist under
the sponsorship of the Florida Bureau of Folklife, and has been fea-
tured at the Florida Folk Festival and on National Public Radio.
Her brother, John McClure, plays the mandolin, occasional
autoharp, harmonica, and provides backup and lead vocals. Wife
Ginger McClure plays the Appalachian lap dulcimer. Joining them
on acoustic upright bass will be Steve Hurst of Avon Park, who has
performed throughout Florida with Southern Bred, Darlin' Corey
and other acoustic bands.
This will be a wonderful night of old-time string-band music
under the stars.
We encourage you to load up some lawn chairs and blankets,
grab a flashlight and pack a picnic basket or plan to purchase din-
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and, as always, accompanied children age 16 and under are admit-
ted free of charge.
All concert proceeds benefit park improvement projects and
provide a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the arts. We hope that
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Real Florida.









PAGE ONE


Fire-Rescue Dispatch
By JOAN SEAMAN the changing financial picture
Of The Herald-Advocate deferred that plan. In discussing
"The people in Polk County the problem, it was decided that
don't know Hardee County." Fire-Rescue would change dis-
With this statement, Hardee patch.
County Commissioner Minor E-911 calls all come to the
Bryant summed up the com- Sheriff's Office initially. "Even
plaints he had heard about the though we are asking them the
new Hardee County Fire- address to confirm the location,
Rescue dispatch system. e already have units moving.
"I'm happy to say it is work- lhe new system is a useful tool;
ing and working well. It is a pri- t ey have the expertise to ask
ority dispatch system and all the proper questions. Even
addresses are known," respond- when we transfer it to Fire-
ed Hardee Fire-Rescue Chief Recue, we continue to monitor
Mike Choate. the call because law enforce-
Deputy Chief Dan Harsh- ment presence may also be
burger recently explained the needed. It could be a shooting,
new system. Effective Oct. 17, plane crash or an accident
the county contracted with Polk where traffic control is also
County to join its Enhanced needed.
CAD (Computer Activated "But, in the long run, the
Dispatch) system which has technology saves more lives.
step-by-step medical inquiries Much of the dispatch work
built into it to ensure the best comes after the initial call, fol-
questions are asked when some- low-up on calling medical air
one calls in. support. There's a need for
more medical training than our
ADDRESSING dispatchers have. Acaller is dis-
Jill Peve, E-911 coordinator traught and may need help
for the county, explained the explaining the need," 'said the
addressing system, which auto- sheriff.
matically puts the caller's
address on the computer screen HOW IT WORKS NOW
when a call comes in, even from Harshburger explained the
most modern cell phones. new system. A simple push of
"Because it is technical the button transfers a Fire-
equipment, the dispatcher auto- Rescue call from the Hardee
matically asks the caller for the County Sheriff's Office to the
address, just to be sure it is cor- Polk County dispatch center
rect as listed. Also, the person within five seconds. There is a
may be calling from a neigh- minimum of six intake recep-
bor's phone and the address for tors, working in three pods of
service may not be the same as four dispatchers. While an
where the call comes from," intake receptor is talking with
said Peve. the caller, others at dispatch
She works closely with Em- consoles are assigning tactical
barq, the phone system in the channels and already sending
county which has a master reg- responders.
istry of all phone numbers and The intake computer point-
addresses. It is constantly up- and-click setup enables the
dated, say when people move operator to quickly decide pri-
from one rental unit to another, ority of calls. It lists the ques-
build a new home, or move to tions to ask, avoiding either dis-
new location and take the same patcher or caller panic. For
phone number with them. instance, is the person con-
When someone is building a scious; are they breathing; is
new house, before permits are there a pulse; are they in cardiac
approved, the county Building arrest, if they are trapped, how;
and Zoning office checks with where is the fire or accident;
Peve on the assigned address abdominal pain where, how
for that -.ocation. "We have a often, and so on. Each question
mathematical .way to assign leads to another one.
addresses outside the munici- The computer will also pro-
palities, so many feet before or vide instructions for Cardio-
after the nearest address," she pulmonary Resuscitation, or
explained. Even if a person other emergency help for the
gives the new address, it is caller to provide while the
checked; they could have the ambulance crew is coming to
numbers transposed, she added. the scene. The computer
Most all updated cell phones records the time of each call,
have the capability to show time a rescue vehicle is dis-
where the caller is located, patched, when it arrives on the
There is a mapping system on scene and when the call-in is
911 and locations throughout terminated.
the county. "It took me nearly a The screen prompts the oper-
year to travel every road and be ator to ask the proper questions
sure all were in Phase II com- in order to determine what is
pliance, sort of a 'where am I needed. They follow a
now,' tracking," she explained sequence. First is verifying the
further. "It was like a Christmas address again. They continue
present when I got the right questions to keep the person on
answer from dispatch wherever an open line, while the person at
I was in the county," she the dispatch console tones out
laughed. other calls, assigns a specific
If a person is in a moving tactical channel to the respond-
vehicle and keeps the cell ing Fire-Rescue unit and keeps
phone line open, it is tracked the responder updated all along
every 15 minutes to show loca- the way en route. There are 96
tion. Only a few older cell channels available so each
phones won't show the exact responder can continue on its
location, only the tower area. assigned channel as long as
Peve offers a pair of cautions. needed.
One is that E-911 is only for Hardee Fire-Rescue may
life-threatening emergencies or have several different calls at
incidents in progress, such as a the same time. Between its
fire, burglary or break-in three stations, it has three fire
occurring then. For keys locked engines and two ambulances.
in the car, cat in a tree and other There are five people on shift at
usual law enforcement and non- Station I in Wauchula, four in
emergent fire-rescue calls, call Zolfo Springs and only two at
773-4144 and not tie up the Bowling Green. Sometimes
emergency line, she says. they may be on or returning
She urges parents to educate from a call when they receive
their children on the proper use another, obviously affecting the
of E-911. If you need someone response time. For instance,
to explain it to them or why not they could be at Seven-Mile
to play on the phone, call me at Point and have to go to the west
773-0222, concluded Peve. side of the county. The closest
unit is dispatched.
WHY CHANGE? When there is an accident
Sheriff Loran Cogburn ex- call, the fire truck is also sent
plained the changeover, because it holds the extrication
"We originally did dispatch equipment and can handle fuel
only for ourselves, law enforce- spills, radiator leaks and similar
ment. About 14 or 15 years ago, incidents. Also, it takes more
Sheriff Doyle Bryan added E- than two people to correctly and
911 for Fire-Rescue, but just safely remove a person with a
transferred the calls for them back or neck injury on a back-
when they were received. For board and prevent any further
the last 12 years we have injury. If the fire truck is in


retained dispatch entirely. route and finds it is not needed,
During that time we have had it returns to the station.
no. staff dispatch increases," Call volumes have gone up
Cogburn said. drastically in the last several
When all officers got car years, said Harshburger. "We
computers that helped for a can't hire more employees until
while, but the sheer volume of the revenue is there. We feel we
calls became too much for dis- do the very best we can. The
patchers. When the sheriff priority screening ensures that
requested an increase of we get to the most critical calls
$160,000 to add five dispatch- first, such as heart attack, bleed-
ers (one per shift plus backup), ing, someone unconscious, a


Enhanced What's


multi-car crash, a fire. Ob-
viously, a residential fire takes
priority over an accident with-
out injuries or with minor
injuries."
Harshburger said that former-
ly portable radios would not
always work in remote areas of
the county, such as out by the
prison or at the dairies. The new
channel system keeps them
always in contact. "It's a mas-
sive improvement. Sometimes I
had to go stand by the truck to
talk to dispatch or the station,"
he said.
He pointed out that the new
system improves the ISO (In-
surance Service Organization)
rating for many citizens. The
independent nationwide compa-
ny rates each community on a
scale from I to 10, best to
worst. A review is done every
five to 10 years, unless request-
ed earlier.
When it was last done about
18 months ago, the ISO in
Wauchula and Zolfo Springs
went from 7 down to 4, a huge
saving on homeowner or busi-
ness owner insurance costs.
In Bowling Green, where the
station isn't as fully staffed, it
went from 7 to 6 or 5. Rural
areas, which do not have
hydrant availability did not
change. Using the new dispatch
system could result in another
decrease in the ISO, but a
review hasn't been done yet,
concluded Harshburger.









EHeralli
Advocate
Hade out's Snetw


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Beware of scams."
With jail, dispatch, patrol,
investigations and everything
else going on, the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office has a
message for the public.
Especially with the computer
age, scams have multiplied,
said Sheriff J. Loran Cogburn,
undersheriff Col. Arnold Lanier
and Capt. Claude Harris. To-
gether, the trio expressed con-
cern for the citizens of the
county who could be misled
and lose their money.
"Where they used to get let-
ters, now it's on the internet,
said Harris. You've won the lot-
tery and have to send a down
payment to ensure it. There is
an investment you don't want to
miss. Help a needy organization
you've never heard of, the list is
endless, Harris and his associ-
ates noted.
Following up on scams is
only one of the multitude of
'tasks at the Sheriff's Office,
where the budget request for
2007-08 was up to $8.2 million.
His request for more dispatch-
ers was deferred due to state
revenue shortfalls and mandates
to trim county budgets.
Despite the hectic pace and
challenges, Cogburn said, "We
are looking forward to another
good year. I am concerned
about the tax situation and what
it will do to us. I would rather
see user-based fees than have
the burden on the property own-
ers. Many people don't pay
their fair share."

DISPATCH
The Sheriff's Office present-
ly has a dozen dispatchers,
assigning three at a time,
around the clock. Sometimes,
due to sick, vacation or other
absence, there are only two in
the control room and it gets
hectic (see related Fire-Rescue
article).
After transferring a 9-1-1 call
for an ambulance or fire, coun-
ty dispatchers remain on the


Up At The S.O.?
line to monitor calls. Some- four-wheelers, most with radios
times law enforcement, county and/or walkie-talkies.
or municipal, is also needed. For misdemeanors and some
The Sheriff's Office maintains felonies, the deputy first on the
dispatch for all three cities, scene follows through, deciding
which now all have round-the- on the charges to be filed, etc. If
clock patrols. Oftentimes they it is a burglary or other major
back up each other, particularly crime, most often detectives are
if the call indicates an escalat- assigned to follow-up. They
ing incident which may need may also assist other counties,
multiple law enforcement offi- such as when a teen found mur-
cers. There is good interlocal dered in Manatee County was
cooperation and with adjacent from Bowling Green.
counties as well, commented "We may never have enough
Cogburn. staff, but for the size of our
The peak times of day are county and the number of calls
early evening. When people are we receive, I feel we maintain a
coming home from work, there high quality of service. Some-
could be more domestic vio- times we have to prioritize. We
lence, accidents, bar fights, are fortunate to be in the state,
strong-arm robberies, every- where we have an advantage
thing from A to Z," said the others don't. Through the
sheriff. Florida Sheriff's Office, I could
Sometimes there are several call and have other officers here
calls about the same incident or almost immediately. By the
accident. "We don't want to dis- morning after the hurricane, we
courage anyone from calling, had 30 Hillsborough deputies
thinking someone else will call here," commented Cogburn.
in. If people did that, no one The county acquired a com-
would take responsibility to mand center van last June. It is
.call. We'd rather have several used at most countywide events
calls than none at all. A caller such as Pioneer Park Days,
just may have to be patient a Hardee Lakes Park annual
minute," said Lanier. extravaganza, anywhere there
are likely to be large crowds. "It
PATROL is a symbol of law enforcement
Each shift has a four-person and can be invaluable at a major
squad including the supervisor, crime scene. We could not have
explained Harris. There are also functioned in the 2004 hurri-
agricultural deputies. Each shift canes without them. We had
handles everything from nar- three of them here within
cotics, domestic scenes, cows hours," said Lanier.
out, child abuse, traffic to homi-
cide. There are also deputies COURTHOUSE SECURITY
specifically assigned to the The courthouse security com-
countywide Drug Task Force. mittee recently requested law
The office averages well over enforcement presence at the
200 calls a week. entry site, explained Cogburn.
The county has four deputies There are six bailiffs assigned
with bloodhounds and one nar- to the courthouse. Two are in
cotic dog, often used by the each courtroom, one is at the
countrywide Drug Task Force. security center, one is support
"We transferred from crowd and/or working on civil process
control catch dogs to blood- (serving subpoenas and other
hounds. They are more valuable court documents, following up
to us and easier to handle," said on capiases issued and similar
the sheriff, tasks).
Another asset is the volunteer If there is an incident, the
Sheriff's Posse, putting another security bailiff or back-up per-
12 or 13 men on horseback or See S.O. 38


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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


-Hardee


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
There is a time for everything, the Bible tells us. So what is my
time, here in old age? Is it not to think good thoughts about all the
years I have seen the mercies of the Lord and to thank Him?
Has He not preserved me for 81 years while others have fin-
ished their races hung up their cleats and gone on before me? Since
He does nothing without a purpose, why has He multiplied years in
my case?
Is there some task He has in mind that will require my partic-
ular background? Maybe. But I don't think He's looking for some
superior person, just somebody with quietness of spirit, who can
pray and obey a childlike spirit He will sometimes produce in
the aged, if they are willing.
If ever I needed to be quiet, it is now. I have said and written
so much. Words, words, words. Now I need only the simplest of
things: how to reflect, how to love the scriptures and how to say
words just a few -- to encourage another brother on the high-
way of life.
Sometimes old age is sought out for wisdom. Not often, but
sometimes. So I need to learn to be brief and to tell only what I
know, not offer more opinion.
People, for the most part, know what is right and wrong. They
need more than analysis and scolding. They need to be reminded
that there is a God who forgives and blesses, if we seek Him out.
And He is wonderfully kind.
This is the truth I have come to know over 81 years. It is a pre-
cious secret, not generally known. Religion has obscured the face
of our Beloved until men no longer know where to turn.
Maybe I'll have one last chance to tell them about the One
who died long ago on a hill outside Jerusalem, who He was, what
He did and about His promised return for all who faithfully wait for
Him.


Immanuel Baptist Church
of Bowling Green, will hold it
Homecoming Celebration on
Sunday. Special music will be
provided by Judye and the
Parkmen from First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green. The
music will begin at 10 a.m. and
be followed by the 11 a.m. ser-
vice with the Rev. Jim
Williams, associate pastor at
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, presenting the message.
Pastor J. Harold Davis and
the congregation invites every-
one to join them at the church at
210 E. Broward St., Bowling
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Alyson
Alyson Kelly
Celebrates
1st Birthday


ner on the Thanksgiving Day was a
he morning double celebration at the Kelly
vii be non house in Bowling Green as the
SSunday. traditional holiday feast was
Sunday. held at 1 o'clock in the after-
Methodist noon followed by a first-birth-
ing Green day celebration at 3.
plan ahead Alyson Nicole Kelly, the
. service on daughter of Jim and Courtney
ivers Three Kelly, was princess for the day
sent a con- with the party theme of Disney
Princesses. A castle cake, baked
o, Jacklyn by grandmother Brenda Byrd,
Hicks and was served.
joy to listen Joining in the celebration
'ited to the were grandparents Jim.and Jean
hurch Ave, Kelly of Bowling Green and
this special Brenda Byrd of Sun City;
uncles Michael, Jeremy and
Jonathan of Bowling Green;
ive, forever aunts Tonya Ford of Lake
Wales and Mindy Albritton and
-Granville family of Wauchula; great-
mptied, the grandmother Pauline Crowe of
Belleview; and several great-
Victor Hugo aunts, their families and many
cousins.
14th Happiness is byproduct of an
effort to make someone else
Jay happy.
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Last Thursday was the first gathering of the year 2008 at the
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center at Wauchula for fine music and
dancing. There were less in attendance than usual, probably
because of the record cold weather to hit this part of Florida in
many years.
Although it was cold outside, the center's Three Note Band
gave us a fine performance that gave all present a warm glow all
evening. By the way, this was the second performance for the
Three Note Band so far this January, having performed at the New
Year's Party for the Oasis at Zolfo Springs RV Park.
One of the opening numbers of this evening's event, "Take
Good Care of Yourself," gave all present a feeling of true love and
security. Also the number "Penthouse Serenade" presents the wish-
es and hope of those who have chosen to achieve a lifetime of love
and marriage and family. In fact, several present that night had 50
and 60 years, and still dance together like newlyweds.
Don and Ferraro were also present again this evening. They,
too, have been married many years and are still excellent dancers.
Their performance of the Kentucky Waltz was superb, and so
graceful. Art Weyant and Darlene Henry danced the number "Let
Me Call You Sweetheart" in a fine fashion as well.
The mystery song for the evening stumped the audience again.
It was "What Became of Sally?" The band closed out the first half
of the evening's events with numbers "For Me and My Gal,"
"Shanty in Old Shanty Town" and "White Sport Coat," with Art
and Fran again giving us beautiful line dancing to this number.
Our snack-bar food was well prepared again for all to enjoy.
After break, the band started up with "Blue Spanish Eyes" with
Wanda in the lead on her mandolin and Luman and Martha on the
dance floor to the applause of the audience for their excellent per-
formance on that number. We closed the evening with several other
numbers, such as "I'm Confessin' that I Love You," "Waltz Across
Texas" and "Now Is the Hour."
Bill Hartigan won the evening's door prize. Our hostess invit-
ed all present to return again tonight (Thursday) for our next gath-
ering at the center. All seniors are welcome. Come meet new
friends. Refreshments are free.
Happy New Year again to all.
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Listening to the music at the Brookside Bluff New Year's
Eve party are (from left) Phylis Moore, Bud Moore, Pete
Stock, Marvin Kelsv and Shelby Kelsy.

Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


Gator Creek Band played at
Brookside Bluffs New Year's
Eve party. The clubhouse was
decorated as a rustic barn, com-
plete with hay, oil lamps and a
saddle. Many residents dressed
as cowboys and.cowgirls and
wore kerchiefs and Western
hats.
The event was catered by
Once Upon a Thyme. The
party was elegant from the start.
Waiters served appetizers, salad
and roast beef to dessert, which
consisted of chocolate fountains
accompanied with fruit and
cake tidbits.


To My Parents:
Jr & Nikki
Rodriguez
Please don't cry for I am
in a better place. And
even though I was only
here for a short time I
know I was loved. So
until we meet again,
mom & dad I'll be wait-
ing here in heaven.,,
Love, .
Jaslene Olga
Rodriguez '.
Thandpa uas,
Grandpa Jua.,,.
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The event was planned by
Sue Faye and Linda Burns.
The committee worked hard on
planning and with fund raising.
Judy Trier and her committee
did a fantastic job on decora-
tions.
The Brookside Bluff Bake,
Craft & Rummage Sale will be
held this Saturday. Dottie
Williams is the chair for this
event. It will start at 8 a.m. in
the clubhouse.
The activity committee mem-
bers will sell items donated by
park residents, everything from
rugs to household goods, cloth-
ing and a computer monitor.
There will be individual tables
with items for sale by various
residents. Homemade crafts
will be displayed and offered
for sale.
A hand-stitched quilt, suit-
able for !a queen- or king-size
bed, is being displayed and raf-
fle tickets are available.
Breakfast items, including
sausage gravy and biscuits, will
be sold. In addition, tempting
baked. goods will be available
for purchase throughout the
morning, as well as fresh cof-
fee.
Brookside Bluff is located on
U.S. 17, two miles north of the
Desoto-Hardee County line. It
is about 10 miles south of Zolfo
Springs. The public is welcome
to attend.

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Wauchula Garden Club mem-
bers will welcome Hardee
County Extension Agent
Carolyn Wyatt to their first
meeting of the new year on
Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The noon luncheon meeting
will be held at the Woman's
Club building, 131 N. Seventh
Ave. Hostesses will be Oneita


CHAPEL
We had 115 in attendance for
the last chapel service of 2007,
greeted by Dennis and Gert
LaChance and Herb and Marta
DeHaan. Welcoming, annou-
ncements and choir direction
were done by Ardeth Johns; the
prayer was done by Darlene
Brown; and Tess Fullerton was
at the piano. Pastor Jim spoke
from James, the second chapter,
reminding us if you talk the talk
and walk the talk, you are living
by example.
Choir is meeting on Wednes-
days at 2, and Bible study is at
3. Everyone is invited. We hope
everyone has a happy new year!

COFFEE
The meeting was well attend-
ed with 177. Many snowbirds
are returning these next few
days to complete our park's
family, so many will need to
only park in their own spaces.
Many certificates were given
out and 50/50 was won by Pat
McKinney. The New Year's
Dance was well attended with
184. Itlwas a great night of fun
and laughter. The Stoneridge
Band with our own Diane and
her band partner, Ted, were the
music for the evening.

ACTIVITIES
Paint class will be starting on
Thursday, Jan. 24, from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. The charge is
$15.
Our in-park jam sessions will
be starting on Sundays from 1
to 3 p.m. Anyone who would
like to sing, play, dance or listen
is invited at the community


Revell, Vida Tomlinson and
Joyce Butsch.
Vice President Sylvia
Thornton has invited Wyatt to
speak on the topic of mold.
President Jeanette Perrine
welcomes prospective members
and guests to attend. For more
information on the club and its
activities, call her at 773-6026.


building. Any questions, see
Diane Pearson.
This Saturday is our pancake
breakfast, and that evening
Sweet Charlie is playing for the
dance 7 till 10. On Sunday,
Robert Crigger will be perform-
ing. Tickets will be $6.
Bowling high game for the
men was Steve McIntrye with
268. Arlene Seabright's daugh-
ter bowled a 202, proudly beat-
ing her mom and enjoying our
Group. Anyone who would like
to join in all the fun for bowl-
ing, it's on Wednesdays at 10
a.m.

SPOTLIGHT
Bernard and Arlene Merama
have been residents of Pioneer
Creek since 1994.
Coming from Morrison, Ill.,
they have three children, five
grandchildren, and one great-
grandchild.
Bernie retired from Com-
mon-wealth Edison and- Arlene
was a stay-at-home mom until
the children grew up. She then
worked and retired from an
optometrist's office as a recep-
tionist and bookkeeper.
Bernie was our chapel chair-
man for the last six years, and
both Arlene and he have been
very active with Caring
People's Ministries. The things
needed at the Caring People's
Ministries are clean clothing
and hygiene products. If anyone
wishes to donate to this worthy
cause, there is a drop box in the
hall and all would be very much
appreciated. May God bless
Bernie and Arlene and everyone
who helps with this mission.


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son responds. If it's a com-
plaint, city police respond. "We
have to keep in our mind that it
could be diversionary. The
bailiffs in the courtroom remain
there and don't get distracted. If
there is a high profile trial, we
may pull in even more
deputies," he added.

JAIL
The county jail was built for
160 inmates. It can be full but
not at capacity because inmates
have to be separated by gender,
juvenile or adult, sentenced or
charged individuals. "We have
had someone awaiting trial for
four years, but most are not that
long," said the sheriff.
Anyone arrested who is an
illegal immigrant is turned over
to the Immigration and Natural-
ization Service. "We are not a
sanctuary county, as a couple of
counties where they do not
report illegal residents," ex-
plained Cogburn.
For several years, he has
accepted federal inmates, an
average of 50 to 60 at any one
time. At $50 per day, revenue
averages $2,500 a day, $7,500 a
month, about a million dollars a
year. Any excess is returned to
the county commission, which
may allow the sheriff to use it
toward expansion.
He has had plans to construct
a 72-bed interior addition on the
old recreation pad and use it
specifically for federal inmates.
When a person is processed
in, he may.be placed in a four-
man cell. Each has a phone,
which can be used with a call-
ing card or calling collect.
Visitation is Mondays and
Thursdays for males, Tuesday
and Fridays for females and
Wednesdays for juveniles.
Inmates have at least one
hour a week of recreation,
which is limited to pull-up bars,
or checkers and card games.
Sports and other gymnastic
materials were withdrawn due
to liability for injuries and an
escape attempt from the rec
yard.
Inmates pay a $25 processing
fee and $3 daily subsidy, as well
as a protion of medication and
medical expense. They are
allowed to go to the commis-
sary weekly, obtaining snacks,


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calling cards, stamps and
envelopes and such. When. they
get funds from friends or fami-
ly, a portion is taken to meet
their expenses and they can use
the rest at the commissary.
First appearances, once held
by phone, are now televised.
There is a video screen in the
lobby for family members.
Only the attorney is allowed in
the courtroom. The county
judge also visits the jail to hold
misdemeanor and criminal traf-
fic court, reducing the need for
more employees and providing
safety.
"Our goal is to maintain the.
best quality at the least expense.
We are using technology to help
our citizens, make the job easi-
er for employees and reduce the
need for more employees,"
explained Cogburn.
When a state prison inmate is
needed for an evidentiary or
dependency hearing locally, it is
the local sheriff's job to trans-
port them. "Every second they
are here, they are a liability. We
are responsible for their care,
including medical," said Lanier.
One' big impact to the jail
program is when the state legis-
lature closed the G. Pierce
Wood mental hospital, putting
many mentally ill people on the
street. "When we get them in on
criminal charges, we may have
to place them in isolation cells.
These have reverse air capabili-
ty and are better used for any-
one with a contagious illness. It
takes a long time to adjudicate
them and send them to
Chattahoochee receiving center.
With a Baker Act, the person is
back in the community shortly,"
he added.
A nurse or physician's assis-
tant is available regularly to see
prisoners who are ill, but they
have to be transported to dental,
x-ray and Peace River Center
appointments. Two officers
must accompany anyone trans-
ported.
Parking is also an issue, espe-
cially at visitation times and the
change of shifts, when eight
employees are coming in before
eight leave, taking up 16 of the
limited parking spaces. Another
long-range plan is to purchase
more land to expand parking.
"It's a high maintenance,
high liability portion of the job,
a big part of our responsibility,"
concluded the sheriff.






4B The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008




Chalkboard
By Gina Neuhofer
School Board Member


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RESOLVE TO BE A VOLUNTEER
People often approach me and ask, "I want to help our schools.
What can I do that will make a difference?"
Although at any given time there may be more than one
answer I could give to that question, a single response always
comes to mind: volunteer..Volunteerism is one of the greatest gifts
anyone can give to an organization or project.
Each year the Hardee County School District is the recipient
of more than 12,000 hours of volunteer time, and those hours are
just the ones that are recorded. We have wonderful people in our
community who generously donate their time to assist with class
projects or school events.
Some volunteers are parents, some are retirees and some are
even people in the workforce who come before their workday
begins to read with a student or help him review his vocabulary
words. Members of the business community participate in career
days or visit classrooms as guest lecturers. We have students at
both Hardee Senior High School and Hardee Junior High who give
of their time to assist a teacher or students in need.
You will also find volunteers in the afternoons, evenings or on
weekends helping with sporting events, concession stands,
fundraisers and beautification projects. All of these events could
not be possible without the help of volunteers.
The volunteers in our school district come from all walks of
life. Each one is unique in his life experiences, education and tal-
ent. Despite their differences, they all share the same commitment
to helping others.
It has been said that volunteers do not get paid, not because
they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Each school has a volunteer coordinator. If you or someone
you know is interested in donating the time and talent, I encourage
you to contact one of those coordinators to guide you through the
process. Why not make volunteering your New Year's Resolution?
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THURSDAY
Endings are better than
beginnings. Sticking to it is
better than standing out.
Don't be too quick to fly off
the handle. Anger boomer-
angs. You can spot a fool by
the lumps on his head.
Ecclesiastes 7:8,9 (ME)

FRIDAY
What can we ever say to
such wonderful things as
these? If God is on our side,
who can ever be against us?
Since He did not spare even
His own Son for us, but gave
Him up for us all, won't He
also surely give us every-
thing else?
Romans 8:31-32 (TLB)

SATURDAY
Do not let this Book of the
Law depart from your mouth;
meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to
do everything written in it.
Then you will be prosperous
and successful. Have not I
(God) commanded you. Be
strong and courageous. Do
not be terrified; do not be
discouraged; for the Lord
your God will be with you
wherever you go.
Joshua 1:8-9 (NIV)

SUNDAY
See what love the Father has
given us, that we should be
called children of God.
I John 3:1 (RSV)

MONDAY
The Lord hates those who
tell lies but is pleased with
those who keep their promis-
es ... Worry is a heavy load,
but a kind word cheers you
up ... Doing what is right is
the way to life, but there is
another way that leads to
death.
Proverbs 12:22,25,28 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Now to Him who is able to
keep you from falling and to
present you before His glory
without fault; and with
unspeakable joy, to the only
God our Savior, be glory and
majesty, power and authority,
through Jesus Christ our
Lord, before time was, now,
and in all ages to come.
Amen.
Jude: 24-25 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord hears His people
when they call to Him for
help. He rescues them from
all their troubles. The Lord is
close to the brokenhearted;
He rescues them who are
crushed in spirit. The right-
eous face many troubles, but
the Lord rescues them from
each and every one.
Psalm 34:17-19 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
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'Cats Compete In 5 Holiday Games Award-Winning Film Coming Here


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Participating in a pair of holi-
day tournaments may well help
the Hardee Wildcats in the sec-
ond season.
Hardee got back into regular
competition with Tuesday's
visit from Class 4 District 10
rival Palmetto. A game today
(Thursday) at Lake Region was'
cancelled due to a scheduling
conflict at the Eagle Lake
school. Tomorrow, Hardee
hosts another district rival,
Sebring.
Next week continues the sec-
ond round of district clashes, at
Avon Park on Jan. 15 and home
when Sarasota Booker stops by
on Friday night. On Saturday,
Jan. 19, the Wildcats go to
Charlotte High to take on
Golden Gate.
The season wraps up with
visits from Lake Placid on Jan.
22 and DeSoto on Jan. 25. A
trip to Port Charlotte on Jan. 28
and a visit from Okeechobee on
Jan. 29 ends the regular season.
District playoffs are Feb. 4, 8
and 9 at Palmetto.
Head Coach Vance Dickey
and assistant Travis Bone set a
strong practice and tournament
schedule during the holiday
break. Playing five games, the
Wildcats almost won four, los-
ing two in overtime, winning
two and also dropping a game
to Class 5A Leto.
"We played a lot of good
teams and our weaknesses hurt
us. We didn't do well at the free
throw line and had too many
turnovers. We could have been
in both championship games,
but weren't quite able to put the
games away in overtime.
Hopefully, these games will
make us better as we resume
district competition," said
Dickey.

HUDSON 67, HARDEE 63
The opening game at the 5A-
10 Tampa Jesuit tournament
Sept. 28-29 was the first over-
time loss for the Wildcats, a bit
disappointing as they had hoped
to be in the championship
game. Senior forward/center
Mark1 St. Fort had sprained an
ankle in the previous day's
,practice and was not at full
strength.
Hardee had a hard time trying
to- stop Class 4A-8's Jarrod
Braneo, vho finished with-32
points fo .Hudsorin,. includng- a
deuce and all four free thYows
he had in overtime. Two other
players for the Class 4A-8
school had, 11 and 10 points
respectively and three others
added a couple of points each.
For Hardee, senior center/for-
ward Arnold Louis carried the
bulk df the attack, finishing the
night with 29 points, some
every' period, but missing key
free throws in overtime.
Senior guard Josh Jackson
canned a quartet of three-point-
ers and hit half of his four free
throws in OT. St. Fort was lim-
ited to nine points. Postene
Louisjeune had four points,
Nolan Neuhauser sank a trey
and Marwin Simmons and
Antjuan Jones each had two
points.

HARDEE 82; BRADENTON
CHRISTIAN 60
Hardee's "consolation game
was against 2A-12 Bradenton
Christian, normally a power-
house. It was an even 16-16
first period, before St. Fort went
on a 10-point second stanza
spree to eqdal the Bradenton
scoring. Other Hardee players
added 11 more points to give
the Wildcats a 37-26 halftime
advantage..
"Mark had a better night.
Sixty-two of our points were by
Mark and Arnold. Our defense
was much better. We took third
place but had hoped to do bet-
ter," commented Dickey.
Fred Lewis paced Bradenton


Christian with 16 points on
eight deuces. Caleb Stenholm
added 14 and Carson Day had a
dozen.
For Hardee, the twin towers
were the scoring leaders. St.
Fort put 33 points in the hole,
some each period, on 13 deuces
and 7-of-Il at the charity stripe.
Louis chipped in with 29 points,
on a dozen deuces and a 5-of-7
night at the free throw line.
Overall, the teams' 17-for-25
(68 percent) compared to the 6-
of-14 (.429) of the previous
evening.
Others scoring for the
Wildcats were Jackson, seven
points; Juarez, four; Ezayi
Youyoute, Simmons, Louis-
jeune and Jones each two
points; and Neuhauser 1-of-2 at
the free throw line.
Senior Tyrone Pace had
dropped off the squad before
the holiday tournaments. You-
youte and Simmons dropped
out between the two tourna-
ments, leaving Hardee with
eight dedicated players, seniors
St. Fort, Louis and Jackson,
juniors Juarez, Neuhauser and
Louisjeune; sophomore Jones;
and freshman Tre' Anderson,
who had come up from the JV
during the season.

HARDEE 84, LETO 53
Hardee won the first of its
games in the three-day tourna-
ment Jan. 3-5 at 5A-10 Tampa
Jesuit. The opener was against
another 5A-10 school, Leto
High, which is not as strong this
year as some. Hardee won 84-
53, giving all the Wildcats plen-
ty of playing time.
"Leto is down a bit this year
and Mark and Arnold were
doing the things they are sup-
posed to. Everyone got in the
game a lot. We still were not as
good on free throws, 17-of-31
(.548). This is something we
definitely need to work on,"
said Dickey.
Hardee grabbed a three-point
edge, 19-16 after the first peri-
od, but a 26-point surge in the
second period, while holding
Leto to just seven points, gave
the Wildcats an almost insur-
mountable halftime lead.
Dickey was able to clear the
bench and still maintain the 20-
point lead. Joe Gonzalez led
Leto with 17 points, while Sidig
Ali added 10.
For Hardee, it was again the
senior duo of Louis and St. Fort
hitting the boards. Louis led all
scorers with 39 points, opening
with a baker's dozen-13-in the
first period. He was weak on his
free throws with just 5 for 14.
St. Fort led the second-quar-
ter with 19 of his 26 points.
Overall, he too was not strong
at the charity stripe, hitting only
4-of-11.
Others putting points on the
board for Hardee were Jackson
with 11 points, including a pair
of treys and 5-of-5 at the free
throw line. Anderson also
nailed a trey and Jones also had
three points. Juarez added 2-of-
2 at the foul line.

KING 63, HARDEE 50
This was a more defensive
game against 5A-8 Tampa
King, with Hardee hoping to
advance from the semi-final
round. Hardee was able to stop
junior Division I prospect
Tommy Fitzpatrick and limit
him to just 11 points, but other
players picked up enough slack
to give King the 63-50 win.
Both teams hit only 40 per-
cent at the free throw line.
Hardee had 10 of 25 and King
4-of-10. King was able to score
just a little more each period
and pull out the victory.
"We turned the ball over too
many times. They had a more
balanced attack and deserved
the win," said Dickey.
For Hardee, St. Fort notched
20 points, and Louis added a
dozen. Jackson chipped in with
seven, Jones six, Neuhauser


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three and Anderson two points.
Louisjeune and Juarez added to
the floor game.

PALM HARBOR 74,
HARDEE 69
The consolation final against
5A 9 Palm Harbor University
High was another bit of frustra-
tion for Hardee. St. Fort hit 6-
of-8 free throws in the fourth
quarter to get Hardee into over-
time, but only one of four in
overtime. Hardee scored the
first five points of overtime,
before Palm Harbor took the
lead to stay, with an 11-1 run in
the waning moments of over-
time.
Hardee led 21-20 at the end
of the first eight minutes, but
fell behind 35-30 by halftime
and had to play catch-up. The
'Cats were only down 50-46 at
the three-quarter mark and
made it a 63-63 game as the
final buzzer sounded. Unfortu-
nately, they could not hold the
overtime edge.
"It's our inconsistency that
does us in. We miss free throws
or turn the ball over at the worst
times. But, I think the tourna-
ment games, mostly against 5A
schools helped us. Antjuan'has
developed a good floor game at
point guard, getting a lot of
steals and assists, and good
rebounding. Josh has been hit-,
ting a fair number of his three-
point shots, but we need him to
be more consistent, he missed
some opens shots. We are get-
ting better and we play hard,
good enough to compete at this
level, but not quite good enough
to win," concluded Dickey.
Tyler Stevenson led Palm
Harbor with 20 points. Sam
Purdy had 16, five in overtime.
St. Fort was the game's high
scorer, picking up 29 points.
Louis added 18, Jackson a
dozen, Jones a half dozen and
Louisjeune four. Neuhauser,
Juarez and Anderson shared
time on the floor.


Producers and screenwriters
Marion and Yvonne Williams of
North Carolina will be debuting
their feature film "A Dance For
Bethany" in Wauchula on
Saturday, Jan. 19, to raise funds
and awareness for Lydia's
House, a new transitional facil-
ity recently opened here.
The showing will be held at
the Agri-Civic Center off
Altman and Stenstrom roads in
Wauchula beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10.
The film, rated PG-13, won
Best of Fest at the Faith & Film
Motion Picture Festival and
Redemptive Storyteller at the
Redemptive Film Festival. It
chronicles the story of a fiction-
al runaway forced into the sex
trade and the reporter who
works to save her and expose
the unseemly side of her city.
Marion Williams explained
why a ministry in Wauchula
was selected to benefit from the
showing of his film: "I was
given Sherry White's name and
contact information by a radio,
personality at JOY FM and told
that I should make contact with
her," he said. "I called and
spoke with Sherry after looking
up her Web site, and immedi-
ately discerned God's hand in
all of this.
"My wife, Yvonne, and I
went over to Wauchula and
ended up spending most of the
day with Sherry and Rachel, her
administrator," he continued.
"The more we learned and saw
of her wonderful vision and
hard work, the more we knew
that we were to be a part and
help her in any way that we
could."
Williams went on to explain,
"Since Lydia's House does not
take government money, in
order to maintain the integrity
of their vision, they need help
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Christ referred to as ministry to
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NOW RENTING!

THE PALMS APTS,

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:
701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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Mikey Colding Tanya Dub rly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokeage


PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $170,000
* Ideal country living surrounds this beautiful 3BR/2BA home on
a gorgeous 3/4 acre oak tree lot in the Ft. Green area. Built in 2002
this home has beautiful wood laminent/tile flooring and new paint
inside and out. It has a must see screened in under roof patio on the
back that is the width of the house, tiled and has full electricity.
Just for the kids, a built in solid wood playground in the yard. It
also has a new partially enclosed pole barn with electricity and cus-
tom built dog pens. Don't wait, it won't last long!!!!!
Tanya Dubberly 863-781-3069.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* 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.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
* 2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
* 3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
* Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
* 5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
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~1986 CHEVY SILVERADO,
350/400, excellent condition. 735-
2626. 1:10c



12 FOOT SEARS aluminum jon
boat and Magic Tilt galvanized
trailer, great shape, $350. 735-
2603. 1:10P


14X8 BOAT with motor. 781-7370
between 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:10p



CATNAPPER POWER-LIFT chair,
seldom used, blue, $275 OBO.
832-0764. 1:10dh


STopsy See

REAL ESTATE


Topsy See

Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All
you have to do is move in. $170,000. $164,900.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.



2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.
CHCK OUT-2 building lots in Bowling Green approximately 1
acre each.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000. $135,000

Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Realtor Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873







Joe L.Davis
I N C., R E A L T ORS
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Kenny Sanders
781-0153
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! Turn-key car PRICE REDUCED! Cute &
wash operation w/6 open clean 3BR/2BA CB home in
bays, 1 automatic wash bay, Wauchula. Great location-just
vacuum equipment, vending. minutes from downtown. Now
$475,000! only $117,000!
NEW LISTING 20 ac grove 15 acs pasture & native land.
in Villa Citrus w/micro-jet irri- Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
gation. $239,000! w/1809 SF living, 3855 SF
total w/carport & porches.
Homesite or investment! 1.5 Large shed &8 18'x40' multi-
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000! purpose pavilion. $259,000!
20 ac pastureland is fenced Bayside home, Englewood.
and has a 4-in diameter well. Conveniently located on a
Great for horses or cattle. deep-water canal. $800,000!
Secluded location would HOMESITES OR INVEST-
make excellent homesite! MENT! Four residential lots in
$12,000/ac!' Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
Brand new construction! $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF listed for $46,000! Golf course,
CB home w/granite counter- community center, fishing pier,
tops, ceramic tile & carpet and shops!
floors. $159,900!
Great location! Commercial
Lots of mature oak trees make zoned lot with 450' frontage
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home- on north end of Fl Ave.
site. Very close to Wauchula $360,000!
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning CB 3BR/1BA, 1267SF home
allows for residential, pasture in Ft Meade. New shed/work-
for cattle/horses, or farmland, shop, fenced backyard, dog
$168,000! kennel, new kitchen cabinets &
countertops. $93,000!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native, These three 5 ac tracts in
wooded land close to Wauchula western Hardee Co are ready
has deeded access to the beau- for your new home! All three
tiful Peace River. Great recre- have paved rd frontage. Listed
ation and investment property! for $100,000 each! Owners
$90,000! motivated!
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE! Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
1.06 ac parcel w/city water & diesel power unit, drain tile &
sewer. Zoned R-1, which can micro-jet irrigation. Also
accommodate 2 homesites, fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
Being sold w/0.35 ac parcel,
which can accommodate 1 65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val-
homesite $40,000! 25 acs grove in SW Hardee
Co has 12" well and new barn.
27 ac Hamlin grove in E Extensive reset program.
Hardee Co $15,000/ac! Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JiJUANDELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S.' HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 *
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CLASS A CDL DRIVER to haul
farm equipment, DFWP. Contact
the Service Dept., 863-735-1122.
1:10c
LICENSED NAIL technician need-
ed for full service salon. For infor-
mation call Beauty Plus Full
Service Salon in Wauchula. 863-
773-9186. 1:10p
WOMAN TO WORK with develop-
mentally disabled females. Part-
time, will work into full-time. Call
Edna, M-F, 8-2. 767-0374.
1:10-17p
PRE-K TEACHER with CDA pre-
ferred, 40 hours per week. 773-
4701. 1:10-17c


DRIVER NEEDED Bufk gas elii-i-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc



NEWLY REMODELED 4BR/2BA
CBS home in quiet neighborhood
near schools, 414 Myrtle Dr.,
Wauchula. Reduced to $205,000!
Days 773-9684 evenings 773-
3678. 1:10-17c


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


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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
W jchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 1
www.floresrealty.net Noey Flores


SPECIALS OF THE WEEK









Davis Subdivision 325 Orange Avenue Executive Home
Corner lot 3BR/2BA 2 car garage High rise camper &
much more $249,000.00









Davis Subdivision 410 Orange Avenue
Love to entertain. This is ideal 3BR/2BA Plenty of
parking many amenities $269,000.00

CLOSE TO THE ACTION! YOU MUST SEE THIS 3-4 BR/2BA
CB HOME WITH CENTRAL AIR & HEAT, HARDWOOD
FLOORS, AND A TWO-CAR GARAGE. THIS HOME IS
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO WAL-MART AND
NORTH WAUCHULA ELEMENTARY. 2500+ SF UNDER
ROOF, GREAT LOCATION AND DEAD-END STREET.
WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT FOR $159,900?
3BR/2BA CB HOME IN RIVERVIEW CENTRAL AIR/HEAT
- PRICED BELOW COST TAKE A LOOK $129,000.00.
2 New homes in Bowling Green over 1,500 sq ft of living area
plus garage appliances your pick each $149,000.00.
New home with carport Just finished appliances included -
Reduced to $132,500.00.
Golfview about 3,500 sq ft home Lots of storage All of this
for only $199,900.00.
2 Separate Parcels on Painter Road New Hope section 10 acre
tract and a 5 acre tract Both wooded Nature trails Ideal
Homesites Restricted 5 acre $89,500.00 Enjoy country liv-
ing close to town 10 acres $178,000.00.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
oPP.OFRTUN Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 cll:10c


2003 4BR/2B LARGE HOME, 2.5
acre pond, fenced, pole barn,
storage unit, stable, Coop, Ona,
$150,000 mortgage cash contract.
735-9233. 1:3-31 p
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY with 3
BR/1 B home, 4421 Hwy. 17,
Bowling Green, $140,000. (863)
245-9707 or (863) 735-0390.
12:27-1:3p
3BR/2BA 4835 Central Ave.,
'Bowling Green, lots of extra
space and storage. Must sell!
$102,000. Call 863-781-0374.
12:13-2:14p



ROOSTERS AND HENS for sale.
773-3168. '1:10p


REWARD Lost white and brown
female Chihuahua, wearing red
collar, last seen in Wauchula Hills
area. 773-5971. 1:10p


STEEL BUILDING DEALS Up to
50% off, all sizes available, can
erect. 863-559-6960 www.SCG-
CRP.com 1:10-17p
LARGE ELECTRIC air compres-
sor with accessories. 781-7370
between 2 p.m. -7p.m. 1:10p
CATNAPPER POWER-LIFT chair,
seldom used, blue, $275 OBO.
832-0764. 1:10dh
HANGING STAGHORN 4' base
over 60 puppies. Asking $425.
735-0052. 1:10p


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OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE
Build up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
FL "Stamped" Engineered Drawings
Meets 120mph Wind Codes


NO PRESSURE SALES


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


New Year's Special

25x25x9 $11,965
Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia
1 Sectional Door (or 2 Roll-ups)
1 Entry Door
.1 Window
.2 Gable Vents
.4" Concrete Slab*

*Concrete & Installation by Others

**FREE**
IN-HOME
ESTIMATE


877-951-2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
www.metalsystemsplus.ccom:
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Immediate opening for a F/T
Office Assistant for Wauchula office.
Strong communication and computer skills
required with ability to multi task. Bilingual
English-Spanish required. Benefits, great work
environment.
Fax resume to 1-941-255-5856 or
email to hsloan@elhfh.org by 1-11-08.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
wwwjimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in 38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
fireplace, solid wood cabinets, road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
garage with shop area anloft well and 6" deep well.
storage. $275,000!
storage. $275,000! 10 beautiful acres ready to
3 BR/1 BA completely remod- build on. Plenty of shade trees
eled home located on a 1 acre in a great country setting.
lot. Reduced to $133,900. $150,000.
One of a kind development
PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre property. 300 acres in
wooded tract on private road Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that 700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
meanders through the proper- County. High & Dry. Hamlet
ty that adds to the character. designation. Plenty of paved
The property also has a 4" well road frontage.
with a submersible pump, sep- 3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
tic and drainfield. $48,900. of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3 place. Hwy 17 across from
BR/2 BA home on landscaped Walmart. $1,200,000.
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage. Golf Course/Development Pro-
$162,900 perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
10 acre citrus grove in Polk and details!
County. Fruit currently
included. Lake frontage. Only 3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
$225,000! with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
Commercial Property. 18.90 are included. Landscaped yard
acres in Ft Green area. 3 with several fruit trees and.
Bedroom/2 Bath house. even a pecan tree. $148,900.
$450,000. Great income potential!
Duplex in Zolfo Springs! Only
Two mini-ranches! One is $69,900!
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
5.02 acres in the country! of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$115,000 $89,900 each.

20 acres with irrigation and Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
well located East of Wauchula. located on East Main Street in
Great place for nursery, tree Wauchula. Price Reduced to
farm or residence. $350,000. $74,900 each.

Waterfront property! 2 BR/2 2.9 acy Southbounderial property
BA mobile home in Punta Ihilltop school. 240' frontage on
Gorda. Located on a canal that Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
leads into Charlotte IHarbor. cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
Priced right at $185,000! & water available. Hardee
County. $400,000
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed 7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
restricted homesites. Starting remodeled mobile home. Large
at $99,000. pole barn. $225,000

70 acres of prime develop- 8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
ment property. City water and for country living! Well
sewer allocated. Annexed and already on the property.
rezoned to single family with $122,500
Developers Agreement. COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
$20,000 per acre. VISIBILITY? Put your busi-

170.8 acres of pasture land in ess here! Zone C-2. $195,000
Manatee County, Myakka City Commercial property. 1.28
area. 2600 feet of frontage on acres. Frontage on Main Street
State Road 64: and lIwy 64. $120,000.
Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John II. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Sanlana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bales (863) 381-2242
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Classifieds


MISC. ITEMS Fridge, stove,
washer, dryer, table saw, drill
press, 17' aluminum canoe. 773-
9353. 1:10p
36x80 STEEL DOOR with locks,
$50 firm. 773-6306. 1:10p
2002 HONDA SHADOW 750, low
mileage, $3,000. 781-9228.
12:20-1:17F



FREE KITTENS, 4 white and yel-
low. 773-9345. 1:10nc
FEMALE JACK RUSSELL, female
American Bulldog, male Blue Tick
& Leopard mix. 781-5977. 1:1 c
ONE MALE CHIHUAHUA for sale,
$150.941-744-6585. 1:10p


TAKING A TRIP? Need someone
to care for your pets. Call Lena
206-4794, resident for 30 years.
1:3-31p
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


FREE PUPPIES to good home.
863-494-7681. 1:10nc



3 ACRES for sale, appraised @
$60,000, asking $52,500. Fully
ready, septic, power. Mobile
home ready. 904-534-2609.
1:10-17p


MOVING BACK north, must sell.
35 ft. travel trailer, with 2 super
slides, large covered porch, 2
sheds, all electric for $5,500. 38
ft., built in washer & dryer, large
shed for $4,500. 35 ft. with large
11 'x30' family room for $3,200. All
located South Ft. Meade in
Hammock Lake Mobile & RV
Park. Trailers in nice condition
and furnished. Inquire at Lot #8
or call 269-876-7584. 1:10p


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WILDERNESS CIMMERON 5th
wheel, $5,000 OBO. 375-2960
after 6 p.m. 1:10-2:7p
21' SUNLINE TRAVEL trailer,
excellent condition, twin beds,
sleeps 6, $7,500. 863-773-9353.
1:10p
24' FLEETWOOD MALLARD,
excellent condition, like new inte-
rior, $5,500. 781-0670. 1:3-10Op


3BR/1BA HOUSE, $750 month.
863-245-6793. 1:10-17p
2BR/1BTH APARTMENT, 810
Houston Ave., Ft. Meade,
$500/1st mo. + $250/dep. 863-
245-2496. .1:10p
* 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


PARKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal* Special
*Stump Removal* Dragline. Tandam Axle Load


*Track Hoe Lana Clearing
Shell Clay* Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415


4-( 16 yards)
$ 100/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill*Top Soil'Hard Pan
Hardee County Area only!


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


GREAT VALUE IN THIS CB/Stucco home
located in Knollwood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq ft;
screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and new
roof. $179,000

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

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

LAKE ALFRED AREA! See this Spanish style
4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home built in 2005; lovely
master suite; walk-in closets; 2319 sq ft living
area; many extras in this home. Listed at
$319,900

NICE AND ROOMY! 4B/2.5Bth home in nice
neighborhood; secluded master suite upstairs;
screened porch; large lot plus outside storage.
$215,000

MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS conveniently
located home! 4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood
floors; wood burning fireplace; fenced back
yard. Listed at $147,000

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SPACE AND
CURB APPEAL Look no farther! Two story
home on golf course; 3+B/3.5Bth home, con-
structed of brick/hardee board; laminate/car-
pet/tile floors; spacious rooms with plenty stor-
age and extras throughout; well landscaped
yard. $350,000

Excellent location 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.
$215,900 '


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


COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth
D/W, built in 2006; 1296 sq. ft., large kitchen;
located on quiet street in Charlie Creek area.
$75,500

Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000

20 acres and 3B/lBth CB home; good location
and large oaks at homesite; metal barn.
$325,000

Beautiful, secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for build-
ing your home or weekend retreat. $99,000

Three 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city
water and sewer; paved road frontage. Each
$40,000

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

PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
Convenience store located on busy highway;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000

5 Acres with some fruit trees, large oaks, 1 acre
pond; lovely home site or weekend retreat.
$110,000

10 Acres in western Hardee; 12" well. $365,000


"SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON E-
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT IIINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: Josefina Garay........863-399-3329
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866-749-1415 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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Restrooms Water Electric

DIVORCE Bring your stuff &
BANKRUPTCY make extra money!
$69 ^For space reservations, call

$ 9 781-1062

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MAKING RMA. Es TAr RAi EA EA."
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


NEW LISTING!! Two blocks north of County Line,
Bowling Green CBS 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home on
double lot, Central Air and Heat open porch,
loaded with fruit trees, small pond. ONLY
$97,500.
FOOTED TUB!!! REDUCED!!! This charming
5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a Bed
and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of high and dry
land surrounds the oak shaded home.
$150,000.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC is the
perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract.
Owner says Sell it!!!
COUNTRY LIVING!! Enjoy the amenities of coun-
try life on this lovely 5 acres With double wide
mobile home, large wooden deck to sun or
lounge in the Hot Tub and -enjoy the above
ground pool for exercise and fun. This 3 BR, 2
Bath home has lots of extras w/large kitchen and
family area. Included is a 30x31 barn for shop,
hobbies, or home business. Also 8x10 shed. All
of this for only $175,000.
COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
fully furnished M/H with Front & Back Screened
porches, storage shed, carport, washer & dryer
included and more. ONLY $82,900!!
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
ENJOY MORE SPACE!!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft. new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.
FIXER UPPER!!! This 2/2 home was minimal
repairs to be made with all material on Site.
Good investment property listed at $96,000, or
make offer.
WILLOW DALE COMMUNITY!! Come and enjoy
55+ community living in this 2/2 home with an
Open floor plan and community pool. Home is
close to shopping and hospitals. Price
Reduced to $191,000.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport
and lot, in a very nice neighborhood. $85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at
this 3/2 with an office and game room. This
home Features a large kitchen and inside utility
room for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath, $50,000. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED!
JUST LISTED!!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Villa in
Avon Park. Good condition, presently rented.
Need extra income, Good investment. In walk-
ing distance to town!! Only $67,500.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!! 1

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSE!!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located in Torrey Oaks, this house is worth every
penny. Must See. $369,900.
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC.
High quality workmanship and fixtures. large barn for equipment and patio for enter-
taining. $289,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is
flat to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre or make
an offer!! cn:10c
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Family Services Coordinator
needed for busy office.
Responsible for on-going recruitment/enrollment of chil-
dren, implementation of Social Services and Parent
Involvement areas of the program. Strong communica-
tion, organizaional and computer skills required. Must be
able to multi-task. $10 -$12.91 per hour plus excellent
benefits. Seasonal October to June. Bilingual preferred.
Send resume by January 12, 2008 to
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project,
5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL. 33834
EOE/ADA, License#C14HA0001.
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dzalea Apartments

Now accepting applications!
3 & 4 Bedroom ipts. *
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 l.. 12:00 Noon
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January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B






Classifieds-


DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets, 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
1:10-17c
2BR/1EBATH HOUSE, for rent, no
smoking, no pets, $600 per
month, first, last & deposit. 375-
4680. 1:10P
GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS -
4BR/2B house and 3BR/2B. 773-
0065, 786-218-5250, 786-218-
5236. 1:10-17p


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1992 Toyota
VIN# JT4RN93P9N5066661
10 a.m. Jan. 23, 2008
Mr. E Pre-Owned Auto and Wrecker
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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5 & 8 AC, Arcadia.
$120,000
OWNER FINANCING


1-94-77.-798/756


3BR/2BTH, w/POOL, 820 Houston
Ave., Ft. Meade, $700/1st mo. +
$300/dep. 863-245-2496. 1:10p
3BR/1BTH, central A/H, very spa-
cious large lot. 735-2626.
1:10-17c
WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
11:22tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
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




Pa yfor 2 months,
Get 1 month
FREE
with this ad.


Expires February 29, 2008


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery
Aerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper *,
Stump Grinder *Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
*Pond Digging* Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781 -78 1 7
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists ciy l:22tfc


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

r773-4478

Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Ssawmill service-
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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Wanted person to work in warehouse.
Must be able to read and write, follow
directions, and lift at least 50 pounds.
Forklift experience helpful.
Apply @ Florida Fertilizer.
We are a drug-free workplace. Benefits are available.
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HOUSE IN COUNTRY, deep well,
3BR/2BA, large living room, din-
ing room, C/H/A, brick fireplace,
$900 monthly. 863-245-7707.
1:10-17p
HOUSE 1 ACRE in country,
3BR/2BA, fireplace, C/H/A, dining
room, living room, deep well. 863-
448-7503. $950 monthly. 1:10-17p
GOLFVIEW 4BR/1BTH, end
road, safe area, new carpet, big
yard, $1,000 month + deposit.
863-458-0551. 1:10-2:7p
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


2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $60-0
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc


BABYSITTING IN my home. Lots
of references. Very affordable.
781-6612. 1:10p
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free esti-
mates. 1:10-2:7p
MICHELLE & MARIE cleaning ser-
vices. 781-5861. Sweeping,
housekeeping, yard, more. 1:10p
PRESSURE WASHING, hedging,
tree trimming, brush removal,
light bush hogging, loader/grap-
ple & box blade work. Free
Estimates. 863-781-2345.
1:10-2:7p


HELP WANTED

Person to work with individuals with


Disabilities. GED


or High


School


Diploma required. Must be able to work
any shift any day. Good Benefits.

Call Betty at 863-767-8941c


sH(.L.rrlNS
STAFRANG SERVICEES, IMC
*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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GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
SPond Diggiig Ditch Cleaninog


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
cs8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


1 acre MOL21onedotbehind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
N d fll d li $5770 300


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



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2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$59,900 reduced $46,900.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.


CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH need
some help reading and writing?
Call for personal assistance. 375-
2070. 1:10-2:7p
IS FOOD A PROBLEM for you?
Overeaters Anonymous every
Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. Seventh-
Day Adventist Church, 205 S.
11th Ave., Wauchula. 773-5714 or
414-3172 www.oa.org. 1:10-2:7p
ARE YOU A MOM who works full-
time, wish you could spend more
time with your kids. Perhaps, you
are a stay-at-home mom, need to
earn an income from home. I want
to partner with you. Work from
home call Diana TODAY 767-1566.
1:10p
MOBILE MAINTENANCE &
WELDING. (863) 781-3546,
Nextel#161*58581*1.
12:27-1:24p
TIN-MAN THE HANDYMAN. No
job to big or small. 735-1462 ask
for Tim. 12:20-1:18p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh

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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JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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+ Good Shepherd Hospice
a divsion ol LdlePah Hospice nd PJliative Care
InitiallyLicensed in 1984
CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANT
M-F 8a-5p. Positions open
in Sebring and Wauchula
providing care to/patients in
Highlands and Hardee
Counties. Must have Florida
*CNA with one year experi-
ence. HHA preferred.
VOLUNTEER
COORDINATOR
Sebring. Responsible for
recruiting, coordinating,
staffing, and supervising all
volunteer activities. Acts as
a liaison among staff, com-
munity, and volunteers.
Must have excellent com-
puter skills and prior volun-
teer coordinating experi-
ence. Related Bachelor's
degree required.
For consideration, please fax
resume to: (863) 616-2536 or apply
online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and Click on Career Opportunities
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Lonestar
Constr1-uctionx Cor-p-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
Accepting applications for the position of a temporary
Customer Service Cashier. Duties include collecting pay-
ments; answering telephones and directing calls to cor-
rect person. Working knowledge of modern office prac-
tices and equipment. Ability to collect and account for
cash transactions. Bilingual capability (Spanish) highly
desirable but not required. To apply for this position, or for
additional information, contact Human Resources at 126
S. 7th Ave., Wauchula. EEO/DFWP Closing date for
accepting applications is January 14, 2008 @ 5:00 pm.
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Assistant Teacher
Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
Assistant Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5
years in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for
assisting in developmentally appropriate activities and
care children under the guidance and direction of the
Teacher. Preferred: CDA, 2 years experience, and active
enrollment in Associates degree program. Bilingual
(Spa/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma GED and
CDA. Starting salary $8.90 $9.35 per hour. Closing date:
1/11/08. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at 5115
Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 375-
2101, EOE, ADA, License #C14HA0001. c
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* 4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfview. $350,000.
* 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, with pond, paved road,
Terrell Rd., West Wauchula. Can be divided, $35,000 for
each 1-1/4 acre.
* 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. $57,500.
* 3 BR/2 BR Mobile Home on 1 acre, Zolfo Springs. Across
from Golfview. $110,000. c11:1


DISTRIBUTION AGENT FOR WAREHOUSE
Position Number: 55010360
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m
Monday Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary: $1,100.00
**Salary is Non-Negotiable**
This position will maintain and control inventory,
purchase needed supplies with credit card or
through E--Procurement, maintain contact with
vendors, stock, load and unload supplies, deal
with internal/external customers and input data
into computer. Required to have Florida Driver
License. Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-
562-7287) by completing a State of Florida online
job application at www.myflorida.com by 5 p.m.,
January 17, 2008, or call 863-993-4634. The
F.D.O.T. is an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free
Workplace. c11:10-17c


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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


AAA Baseball Bats Off


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A half dozen AAA, or
Minors, teams start the season
Saturday.
The teams will be on Field 1
at George Heine Complex off
South Florida Avenue. During
the regular season, they will
play on Field 2 on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6
p.m. and on Fridays on both
Fields 1 and 2 at 7:15 p.m.
There will be Saturday games
on Feb. 2, March 1 and, if need-
ed, March 8. There will be no
games the week of Feb. 11 due
to FCAT testing.
Coming to bat for Team 1, the
Hardee Fire-Rescue Reds, are
10-year-olds Conner Crawford,
Andrew Hagans, Christopher
Hull, Juan Martinez, William
McClelland, Adam Ramirez,
Marcus Battles and Fabian





B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pha'macy. tfc



2578 HEARD BRIDGE Rd.,
Wauchula Clothing, furniture,
more. Saturday, 8-? 1:10p
SATURDAY, 8-3, furniture, cloth-
ing, mowers & misc. 4715
Chester Ave., BG. 1:10p
2 FAMILY Avon Products, baby
clothes & plants. SR 62, follow
signs. 1:10p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7
a.m. ?, 772 Polk Rd., Wauchula.
1:10p
USED FURNITURE SALE! Good
condition. Corner of W. 4th and
Cedar St., Zolfo Springs.
Saturday, 8 a.m. ? 1:10p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. 2 p.m., 2215
Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula.
Children's clothes and more!
1:10p
PARKING LOT SALE! Saturday -
king, bunk and twin beds, cabi-.
nets, etc. Edna's Place. 1:10c
FOUR FAMILY Saturday, 8-?, 302
N.. 10th Avenue, Wauchula.
Clothes, household, toys. 1:10p
MULTI-FAMILY Friday, Saturday,
662 Popash, Wauchula. Lots of
everything. 1:10p


Rodriguez, with 9-year-olds
Isaac Flores, Augustine Moral-
es and Erik Rentz, and 8-year-
olds Keith Choate and Kyle
Choate. They are coached by
Justin Battles, Mike Choate and
Jose Flores, with team mother
Linda Choate.
For Team 2. the KMW Photo-
graphy Devil Rays, coaches are
Keith Weems, Dale Crawford
and Leighton Bryant with team
parent Angel Leyva. On their
team are 10-year-olds William
Bryant, Blake Crawley, Adam
Salas, Ty Trammell, Dalton
Tubbs, Jordan Ward, Travis
Waters and Russell Weems, and
9-year-olds Thomas Atchley,
Joseph Crawford, Brandon
Franks, Jacob Lazo, Sherry Lee
and Larrett Smith.
Hitting the field for Team 3,
the Jack See Construction Ath-
letics (A's) are 10-year-olds


ABOUT ...
Letters To
The Editor
The Herald-Advocate wel-
comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be received
by 5 p.m. on Monday to be
considered for that week's
edition. Submissions should
be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.



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


SBrookside

.Bluffs
da Condominiums
SR 17 between
[!M n Zolfo & Arcadia.
4 fte, kt oatee od tea
$4 pQate, w/cotee ok tea


Omar Alamia, Austin Altman,
David Badillo, Marco Briones,
Colten Howell; and Ruben
Olmos, and 9-year-olds Dakota
Altman, Armando Cardenas,
Aaron Delatorre, Michael
Mimbs, Ryan Moore, Jhett See
and Wyatt Zeigler. They are
coached by Raul Alamia, Walt
Altman and Jack See and team
mother April Altman.
Coaching for Team 4, the
C&B Cattle Co. Yankees are
Joe Albritton, Dale Carlton and
Lamar Cumbee with team
mother Laura Albritton. Playing
for them are 10-year-olds
Tucker Albritton, Bryon Kil-
patrick, Seth McGee, Wyatt
Montgomery and Dylan Salas,
and 9-year-olds Landon Albrit-
ton, Parker Carlton, Cody Cum-
bee, Armando Garcia, Tony
Gonzales, Cade Roberts, Daniel
Sambrano and Jordan Turner.
For the Vols Cubs, Team 5,
players are 10-year-olds Josef
Crosby, Kimberly Derringer,
Eliseo Sanchez and Jackson
Starratt, and 9-year-olds Johnn-
ie Brown, Aaron Harrison, Kyle
Hewett, Jimmy Lane, Hayden
Lindsey, Michael Owens,
Boone Paris, Hunter Scranton
and Brandon Young, who are
coached by Kenny Hewett,
Gerry Lindsey and Paul Paris
and team mother Sarina Paris.
For the CF Industries White
Sox, Team 6, the coaches are
Brian Smith, James Blum and
Todd Durden, with team mother
Debbie Blum. Catching flies for
them are 10-year-old Austin
Dansby and 9-year-olds Hunter
Bryant, Carlos Camacho, Kyler
Caskey, Frankie Coronado,
Tanor Durden, Cesar Fimbres,
Austin Garcia, Cierra Lee,
Jacob Rickett, Kole Robertson,
Alex Rodriguez and Jordan
Rogers.


The recreational harvest sea-
son for spotted seatrout
reopened in the southern half of
Florida on Jan. 1.
Spotted seatrout harvest had
been closed since Nov. 1 in
Florida Atlantic Coast waters
south of the Flagler-Volusia
county line and in Gulf Coast
waters south of a line running
due west from the westernmost
point of Fred Howard Park
Causeway, which is about -1.17
miles south of the Pinell-
as/Pasco counties line.
This two-month closure
occurs each year to help main-
tain the abundance of spotted
seatrout.
The maximum daily bag limit
for spotted seatrout in these
areas is four fish per person. In



Security

Guard

Class Set
South' Florida Community
College will offer a 40-hour
basic security guard certifica-
tion course on Feb. 11-26.
The class will be held at the
SFCC Public Service Academy
on the Highlands Campus in
Avon Park. Class meets four
nights per week, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 tol0
p.m.
This course is required to
become a state of Florida certi-
fied security guard. It includes
both basic Class D license
requirements as well as the 16-
hour renewal course mandated
by the state. The cost is $133
and covers tuition and all mate-
rials.
Register at any SFCC campus
or center. For more information,
contact the SFCC Public
Service Academy at extensions
7280 or 7285 at 773-2252.


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Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011

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Wauchula
(across from,
First National Bank
773-6667


Billy Hill,
Owner


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2008 AAA SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
-TimeJa 12
Field #1 9:00am 5 v4
Field #1 12:00pm 3v2
Field #1 3:00pm 1Iv6
Concession 5.,3, I
Jan14 Jan 15 J17 Jan7 Jan 1s
Field #1: 6:00pm 57v3 .4v6 4v2 7:15pm 6v5
Field #2 7:15pm 3 v I
Concession 5 4 4 6.3
C eJan21 Jan 22 Jn24n
Field #1: 6:00pm 2v5 3v4 3v6 7:15pm 5vl
Field #2 7:15pm 4v2
Concession 2 3 3 5, 4
Jan28 Jan29 Jan31 Fbl Feb 2 Field #I
Field#l: 6:00pm 6vl 5v4 Iv5 7:15pm 2v4 9:00am 4v5
Field #2 7:15pm 6 v 3 12:00pm 6 v 2
Concession 6 5 1 2, 6 3:00pm 3v 1
4.6,3
Feb4 Feb5 Feb7 Feb8
Field #1: 6:00pm 4v3 2v6 6v5 7:15pm 4v3
Field#2 7:15pm 2v1
Concession 4 2 6 4, 2
Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb14 Feb t
Field #1: 6:00pm FCAT FCAT FCAT 7:15pm Iv4
Field #2 NO GAMES NO GAMES NO GAMES 7:15pm 2 v 5
Concession 1,2
Feb25 Feb26 Feb28 Feb29 Mar 1 Field #1
Field #1: 6:00pm 3 v 2 6 v1 6v4 7:15pm 5 v 3 9:00 am 4 v 6
Field #2 7:15pm 1v2 12:00pm 5v2
Concession 3 6 6 5, I1 3:00pm I v 3
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M.ar31 Mar 4 MIar6 Mar 7 Rain Out Field #1
Field #1:6:00pm v 5 6 v 2 5 v6 7:15pm 2 v 3 9:00am TBA
Field #2 7:15pm I v4 12:00pm TBA
Concession 1 6 5 2, 1 3:00pm TBA
Marl0 Mar 11 Mar3 13.Mar 14 Chamnionshij
Field#1: 6:00pm 3v6 2v I 3v5 7:15pm 4v I IfNeeded
9:00am TBA
Concession 3 2 3 4


Team 1: Hardee Fire/Rescue Reds
Team 2: KMW Photography Devil Rays
Team 3: Jack See Construction A's


Team 4: C&B Cattle Yankees
Team 5: Vols -Cubs
Team 7: CF Industries White Sox


**First team listed will be the home team 'and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the
official scorebook and the visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as
assigned by the team parent.


A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you
and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-
nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.







REAL ESTATE
NEW LISTING! 20 acre Hamlin grove in Republic
area. Price right for a quick sale! $210,000
call Mark.

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.


all Florida waters north and
west of these areas, the daily
limit is five fisher per person.
The statewide slot limit for
spotted seatrout is 15-20 inches
total length. However, anglers
may keep one spotted seatrout
larger than 20 inches as part of
the daily bag limits9<
Spotted seatrout may not be
harvested by using any multiple
hooks with live or dead natural
bait, and snagging or snatch
hooking spotted seatrout is not
allowed. Spotted seatrout may
be taken only with hook/line
gear and cast nets, and must be
landed in a whole condition.
The harvest of spotted
seatrout will close during the
month of February in northeast
and northwest Florida waters.


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4335 Dixiana Drive Bowling Green
3 acres with clean home, 3 bedrooms, 2 mod-
ern bathrooms, central air & heating, city
water/sewer, big kitchen, dining room, living
room, storage room, porch, extra buildings.
Close to New High School College'-
Golf Course

Room to build 5/6 more homes.
Surveyed plans available for a quick start.

Realtors & Builders Welcome

$279,000

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863.559.3403 or for Spanish 863.398.7791
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January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 6, Margarito Castro, 24, of 1854 Stansfield Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with sim-
ple assault threat to do violence.
Jan. 6, Moises Garcia Mc --:s, 23, of Francisco Gomez
Cinturrion, 25, both of Griffin Road, Wauchula, were arrested by
Dep. Mixon Trammell and each charged with larceny petit theft.
Jan. 6, Rose Lee Jackson, 42, of 1624 Mowatt St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on two counts of contempt of court.
Jan. 6, Jimmy Shoffner, 19, of 1482 Friendship Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
Jan. 6, thefts on Baker Street, East Main Street, Louisiana
Avenue and Hyde Street were reported.

Jan. 5, Antonio Jamal Kilpatrick, 21, of 838 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with possession of marijuana with intent to sell/manufacture with-
in 1,000 feet of a church or school. He was detained on a charge of
violation of probation.
Jan. 5, Justin Richard Denmark, 23, of 2916 Robin Lane,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a military
charge of failure to obey an order.
Jan. 5, criminal mischief on East Broward Street was report-
ed.

Jan. 4, Gabriel Aguilar, 30, of 1423 Lost Acres Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Jan. 4, a fight on Denver Lane, and thefts on Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue and Louisiana Street were reported.

Jan. 3, David Medrano, 28, of 510 Grove St., Bowling Green,
and Adam Gonzales, 20, of 4405 U.S. 17 North, Bowling Green,
were arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF),and each
charged with possession of marijuana and destroying or tampering
with evidence.
Jan. 3, a residential burglary on Alderman Road, burglary of a
conveyance on U.S. 17 North, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North
and thefts on Whipporwill Lane and SR 64 West were reported.

Jan. 2, Matthew P. Vandermije, 18, of 4789 Murphy Road,
Ona, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with battery.
Jan. 2, Israel Garcia, 34, of 310 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 2, Margaret Beatrice Howell, 26, of 1820 Alamo Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charge with
shoplifting.
Jan. 2, thefts on Lake Branch Road, U.S. 17 South and Him-
rod Road were repointed.

Jan. 1, Juan Tapia Guerrero, 25, of 471 Monroe St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with dis-
turbing the peace.
Jan. 1, Santos Humberto Lopez, 42, P.O. Box 1470, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with DUI.
Jan. 1, a fight on Sweetwater Road and a theft on Rodeo Drive
were reported.

Dec. 31, Crista Basham, 37, of 1123 Cheyenne Dr., Indian.
Harbor Beach, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a charge of
non-support.
Dec. 31, Raul Velasquez Guzman, 22, of 269 Himrod Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell and
charged with DUI and no valid license. He was detained on a
charge of failure to appearing court.
Dec. 31, burglary of a conveyance on Riverside Drive, vehi-
cles stolen on Lang Drive and Terrell Road, criminal mischief in
two locations on SR 64 West, Lisa Drive and Park Drive and thefts
in two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

A WAUCHULA
Jan. 6, criminal mischief on North Third Avenue and a theft on
U.S. 17 South were reported.

Jan. 5, Thayson Lacey Quinn, 44, of 408 E. Oak St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with pos-
session of cocaine and two traffic charges.
Jan. 5, Raul Herrera, 19, of 908 Tennessee St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Jan. 5, Jaimes Guerero Ramos, 28, of Seventh Avenue, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza on a charge of disorderly intoxication.
At the jail, Dep. Nathan Woody detained him on a charge of failure


Notice of Sheriff's Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an alias execu-
tion issued in the County Court, Highlands County,
Florida, on the 26th day of September 2007, in the cause
wherein First Union Bank of Florida f/k/a Florida National
Bank was plaintiff and Rosa L. Rojas was the defendant
being case #90-247-C in the said court. I, J. Loran
Cogburn, Sheriff of Hardee County, Florida have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, in
and to the following described real property, to wit:
882 SR 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Parcel ID# 24-34-25-0000-03380-0000
Begin at SW corner of Section 24, Township 34
South, Range 25 East, and run North 661.71
feet and East 564 feet to RO.B.; thence run East
50 feet; thence North 263 feet; thence
Southwesterly along State Road right of way 52
feet; thence South 247 feet to RO.B., lying and
being in Section 24, Township 34 south, Range
25 East, Hardee County, Florida
and will offer the same for sale at public auction on
S February 08, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance of
the Hardee County Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 all the said defendant's Rosa L.
Rojas, right, title and interest in aforesaid real property
and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, taxes,
emcumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bid-


to appear in court, probation violation and a traffic offense.
Jan. 5, burglary of a conveyance on North 10th Avenue was
reported.

Jan. 4, criminal mischief on South 11th Avenue, South Ninth
Avenue and East Main Street was reported.

Jan. 3, Santos Alamia Jr., 37, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Det. Kevin Brock and charged with two counts
burglary of an unoccupied structure and larceny.
Jan. 3, Micheal Leon Holland, 21, of 1551 Washington St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with
unarmed burglary of a structure/conveyance and larceny.
Jan. 3, thefts on Illinois Avenue and North Seventh Avenue
were reported.

Jan. 2,. a theft on South Seventh Avenue was reported.

Jan. 1, Jose Ramirez, 41, of 6 Clark St., West Palm Beach, and
Mario Martinez, 43, of 375 S. Kennel St., Clewiston, were arrest-
ed by Ofc. Justin Wyatt. Martinez was charged with DUI. Ramirez
was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer
without violence.

Dec. 31, thefts on U.S. 17 North, Park Drive and Bay Street
were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 6, Ismael Bautista, 21, General Delivery, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with disorderly




Colleges Check HHS Senior


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long weekend of playing
softball has a Lady Wildcat
senior excited about her athletic
and academic future.
Amber Steedley played in
nine games with the Tampa
Mustangs Friday through
Sunday. The Wildcat outfielder,
daughter of Tim and Bettye
Steedley of Wauchula, caught
the eye of scouts from seven or
eight colleges.
Held in Davie, just north of
Miami, the tournament includ-
ed traveling teams from around
the state. Steedley has been
playing with the Mustangs for a
couple of months and previous-
ly played with some other trav-
el teams.
Scouts appear most interested
in Steedley's speed. Her 2.7-
second race to first base
approaches that of players in
Division I schools, who mostly
clock in at 2.6 seconds. That
speed is also an asset in cover-
ing centerfield, a position she
has often held.
The Steedleys are prepared to
take a few college trips with
their older daughter, the farthest
being to Louisiana, where
Louisiana. Technical, Institute
has ex-pressed an interest in her
talents.
Chipola, a junior college near
Marianna which won the junior
college nationals last year, is
another school interested in
Steedley. Other are St. Thomas
University in Miami, Santa Fe
Community College near
Gainesville, Northern Florida
and Hillsborough Community
College.
The volleyball and softball
enthusiast is hoping to advance
to play college softball while
getting an education. With the


choices above, and probably
some others by the time softball
season starts, college ball could
quickly become a reality.


conduct.

Jan. 1, a fight on West Main Street and criminal mischief on
County Line Road were reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 6, a theft on Wilbur C. King Road was reported.

Jan. 5, Jonathan Peter Concepcion, 24, of 3638 Northwood
Drive, Kissimmee, was arrested by Ofc. Lance Paul on an out-of-
state fugitive warrant and also charged him with no valid license.
Jan. 5, Dario Lucus Chanay, 25, of 3445 Elm St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotheringham and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jan. 5, a theft on Poplar Street was reported.

Jan. 2, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 31, criminal mischief on South Eighth Avenue was
reported.

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed
wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that
which laughs at all our knowing;
-D.H.Lawrence


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FLORIDA QUIT-FOR-LIFE LINE
Hardee County Health Department 1-877-U-CAN NOW toll free
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit (No. FLA 119890) to the City
of Wauchula. The facility is located at 155 Griffin Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, in Hardee County. The Permit is for the
operation and expansion of a Type I, oxidation ditch domestic wastewater treatment plant. The expansion is for the facility
to go from 1.2 MGD 3MADF to 3.0 MGD 3MADF.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. The
procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may petition for an
administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by. the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this written
notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes
must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever
occurs first.
Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request
an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any subsequent
intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following
information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the Department permit identification number and the county
in which the subject matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice'f the Department action; -
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests ardfffectedjby the Department action;
(d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action;
(f) A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department action;
and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the Department to
take.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no such facts
are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that
the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation under section 120.573 of the Florida Statutes is not available for this proceeding.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the FDEP Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL
33637-0926. 1:10c


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der for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payments of costs and the satisfaction
of the above-described execution.
Dated December 26, 2007
J. Loran Cogburn
I Sheriff of Hardee County
By Sgt. Barbara Faircloth
Deputy Sheriff
"In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should contact Hardee
County Sheriff Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula,
Florida 33873. 863-773-0304 not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service". 1:10-31c








12B The.Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


Adopt A Manatee For


A Valentine's Day Gift
During 2006's Chrisimas for Valentine's Day. She chose
vacation in Florida, 8-year-old Chessie from the 32 manatees
Shane Beranek from rural Min- featured in Save the Manatee
nesota fell in love with mana- Club's three Florida adoption
tees. "It was love at first sight," programs.
says his mother Krista Daniels. "I picked Chessie because
"Shane's Grammy took him to Shane found a book in his
see the manatees at Homosassa school's library about a travel-
Springs Wildlife State Park, and ing manatee named Chessie. It
he hasn't stopped talking about told the story about a manatee
them since." who wandered up the East coast
A couple of months later back and became famous for it.
home up north, Krista decided Shane thought it was cool that it
to adopt a manatee for her son was a true story," explains


Krista.
Manatee adoptions have
become increasingly popular as
Valentine's Day gift alterna-
tives. Chocolates and long-
stemmed roses don't last,
whereas adopting a manatee is a
long-lasting, symbolic gift from
the heart plus it's affordable.
For $25, your loved one will
receive an adoption certificate,
photo of a real Florida manatee,
biography, membership hand-
book, a subscription to the'
club's quarterly newsletter, The
Manatee Zone, and the bi-
monthly e-newsletter, Paddle
Tales. Or for $35, each new
member who joins the Adopt-


A-Manatee program online will
also receive a special plush
manatee. Each adoption comes
with a personalized Valentine's
Day gift card.
About 3,000 manatees re-
main in the United States today,
and they are listed as endan-
gered by th4 U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service and the World
Conservation Union.
"Manatee deaths from boat
strikes and the destruction of
the manatee's habitat from ram-
pant growth must be brought
under control," explains Patrick
Rose, executive director for
save the Manatee Club.
"According to state researchers,


50 percent of the statewide
manatee population could be
lost in the next 45 years from
rising threats to the manatees'
long-term survival."
Manatee fans like young
Shane are more than a little
concerned about what is hap-
pening to Florida's manatees.
"Whenever Shane sees a pic-
ture of a manatee with scars on
his back, he gets very sad and
upset," says his mom. "Save the
Manatee Club is vital to the
manatees, and we're just glad
the Club is here to help them!"
The Club's Adopt-A-Mana-
tee program helps to fund edu-
cation and public awareness


endeavors; research, rescue,
rehabilitation, and release-pro-
jects; and advocacy and legal
efforts to help protect manatees
and their habitat. Save the
Manatee Club, a national, non-
profit advocacy organization,
has been working to protect
manatees and their habitat for
over 26 years.
For more information about
manatees or the adoption pro-
gram, contact Save the Manatee
Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-
432-JOIN (5646), or visit their
web site at www.savethemana-
tee.org. Also, sign up for the
club's free E-Newsletter.


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HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, .2000
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ELPlES~l~NTE,; school district taxes.
I (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
PRESIDENT by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1. 2008. the previous homestead must have been relinquished in
.. te 1or One) 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
EL .RESIDENTE m Just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500.000. This provision applies to all taxes.
'Votar POr Uno) (3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25.000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
SPr Uno) (4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhonmestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value
:, I following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed atjust 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 electors in
S Joseph R. Bden, Jr the general election held in 2018.
Joseph .BdenrFurther. this revision:
*Hilary Clinton a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied
a by all local governments.
Christopher J. Dodd U 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.
John Edwards ,,l c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1. 2008. if approved m a special
Mike Gravel I 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 shull first apply to the 2009 tax roll il this revision is approved in a special election held on January 29.
Dennis J. Kucinich a 2008. or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
Las ENMIENDAS
S Barack Obama CONSTITUCIONALE
t''S i-u I PROPUESTAS
S. ) William "Bill'Richardson III tl I F[ a (Votar SteoNo)
No.1
REVISION CONSTITUCIONAL
APARTADO VII, ARTICULOS 3,4, Y 6
APARTADO XII, ARTICULO 27
(Legislativa)
STtulo de la papeleta de votacion:
aI Exenciones Impositivas A La Propiedad Inmueble; Restricciones A Las Tasaciones Impositivas Sobre Inmuebles
Resumen de la votacitn:
Esta revision propone cambios a las Constitucion del Estado relatives a los impuestos sobre la propiedad. Con rrelacitn a los biones destinados a vvienda
a familiar, esta revision: (1) incrementa la exenci6n sobre bienes destinados a vivienda familiar con excepcidn do los impuestos para distritos escrlaes y (2)
S' ; permit que los propietarios de bienes destinados a vivienda familiar transfieran hasta $500.000 de sus beneficios Save-Our-Homes para su prOxima
0 vivienda familiar Con relacion a los bienes no destinados a vivienda familiar, esta revision (3) proporciona una exencion de $25 000 para bienes muebles
t langibles y (4) limit los incromonlos en ia tosaciOn para daterminados inmuebles no destinadus a vivienda familiar con excepcion de los impuestos a los
distritos escolares
En mayor detalle. esta revision:
(1) Incrementa la exencion sobre vivienda familiar al eximir el valor de tasacion entre $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exenciln no se aplica a
* impuestos do distritos escolares.
A ... c i (2) Preve la transferencia do los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Humes. Los propletaros do vivierdas familiares podrAn transferit su
Sbonefico Save-Our-Homes a una nueva vivienda familiar dentUo de 1 ano y no mas de 2 anos despuds de abandoner su antlerior vivienda familiar: excepto
en el caso de que esta revision sea aprobada par los electores on enero de 2008 y si la nuova vivienda familiar se establece el I de enero de 2008. Ia
vvienda familiar anterior se tendrA que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva vivienda familiar tiene un valorjusto superior al de tla anterior, so puede
* transfer el beneficio, si la nueva vivienda familiar tione un valor justo inferior, so reducira el monto del beneficio a transferir. El beneficio transfendo no
puede superar los 5500.000. Esta disposicion so aplica a todos los impuestos.
S(3) Autorizi una exencion a los impuestos soOre innuebles de $25.000 del valor tasado de los bienes muebles tangibles. Esta disposicin se
aplica a lodos los-impuestos.
S' (4) I.imit los incrernentos doe tasacin respeclo a de eados bienes inmuebles no destinados a vivienda familiar hasta un 10 perciento por
S ano. La propiedad se lasard al valor justo con posterloridad a un"rr eora, segisOn sla define per lay general. y si la ly general to dispose podra tasarse a
Svalo justo con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidd o do contr~ Esta restriccon no se aplica a impuestos sobre distritos escolares, Esta restriccidn so
anula con cfecto a partir del 1 de enero de 2019. a menos que seneve per el voto de los elecuores en la eleccidn general a celebrarse en el 2018.
i Asimismo. esla revision:
* a Rechaza el lenguaje obsoleto sobre la exencion a viviendas familiares cuando era interior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los
I impuestos a la propiedad gravados por lodos los gobiernos locales.
* b. Dispone la anulacidn de exenciones a viviendas lamillares si una reforma constituclonal future disponre la valuacidn de viviendos familiares
S(a un valor menor que el justo' en lugar de la disposicidn actual de "a un porcenlaje deterTminado" del valor justo.
c. Establece qua los cambios se hagan efectivos con poslenoridad a la aprobacion por los electores y que so aptique on form retroactive al 1
Sd enero de 2008. si se aprueba en eleccion especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008. o que se haga efectiva el 1 de enero de 2009. si soe prueba por
Selccion general cclebrada en el mes do noviembre de 2008, La resticcidn sobre incrementos anuales en la lasacidn pars delemrinados bienes inmuebles
se aplicar primero al registro fiscal do 2009 si esta revision se aprueba en una election especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se aplicard
i-- primero al registro fiscal de 2010 si esta revisiOn se aprueba en una election general a celebrarse on el mes de noviembre de 2008.
VOTE BOTH SIDES:OF BALLOT YES S
6 VOTAREN LOSDOS iSOELBOLETO NONO. YES S
:1 NO NO
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GAINESVILLE FL 32611


County Calls It Hardee Parkway


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It is now officially Hardee
Parkway.
The Hardee County Commis-
sion voted unanimously at last
week's meeting to name the
unfinished portion of U.S. 17
South. Of five possible choices.
Hardee Parkway was the most
popular.
Resident Nancy Craft said it
was "more unique, classier;
every town in the south has a
Dixie Highway," she said, re-
ferring to the second most-
named choice. Others were Dia-
mond Highway, Final Hardee
Connection or Pioneer Park-
way.
Naming that portion of U.S.
17 from south of Zolfo Springs
to the DeSoto County line was
to make it easier to refer to it in
correspondence and conversa-
tions about the final 10-mile
strip of U.S. 17 which has yet to
be four-laned. a county goal for
over 35 years.
"As a prime evacuation route
for southwest Florida residents.
the highway needs to be fin-
ished," said commissioners.
Four-laning it would meet a
need for economic develop-
ment, transportation for com-
mercial and industrial activities,
and reduce the accident rate
along the road, which is over 14
times the state average. It is
"Our Turn" has become a motto
for obtaining state and federal
monies to complete the four-
laning project.
The commission also ap-
proved two items concerning
resurfacing South Florida Ave-
nue from SR 64 to Carlton
Street. One was a variance for
shoulder widths on some por-
tions of the road, which is being
widened to 24 feet at most
places. Two box culverts will
have the headwalls raised and
guardrails placed and a couple
other places would not allow
for the normal six-foot shoul-
der. In some places the side
striping will be placed inside
the 24-foot width -marking to
provide for a tire going outside
the line without leaving the
pavement.
Another item was an amend-


ment to the engineering con-
tract to account for cross-sec-
tional surveys in 50-foot incre-
ments and extend the on-site
engineering contract to 120
days.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved the half-mil-
lion-dollar budget for the Small
County \Courthouse Facilities
grant fot this fiscal year. Chief
Circuit J'dge David Langford
and Couit Administrator Nick
Sudzina ere on hand to review
the spendi g plan with commis-
sioners.
It includes lightning protec-
tion for the courthouse. com-
puter (information technology)
changes to facilitate court re-
cording, handicapped accessi-
bility changes at the main park-
ing lot, construction of a sally-
port to bring prisoners safely in
and out of the courthouse. a
building to house county proba-
tion, Guardian Ad Litem and
court records and a third
judges" suite and hearing room.
Langford thanked the corn-
mission on behalf of the judi-
ciary of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, which includes Hardee.
Highlands and Polk counties.
County Manager Lex Albritton
said an application would be
made for another $300.000
from Small County Courthouse
funds to complete the work.
extended the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture lease at The
Curtis Ezelle Government Ser-
vices Complex (Courthouse
Annex II). increasing the rent
from $8.80 per square foot to
$15 per square foot, raising the
annual rate to over $44,000.
The county provides mainte-
nance. housekeeping and re-
pairs. Albritton said new five-
year leases at all county loca-
tions are being reviewed.
approved reappointments
to several 'county advisory
boards or committees.
Charles Parker was appointed
to fill the unexpired term of
Charles Nicholson on the
Planning and Zoning Board due
to Nicholson's resignation.
Parker's interim term will be
up for a three-year renewal at
the end of 2008. Oscar'Ortiz,


Carl Saunders and Vida Tom-
linson were re-appointed for
three-year terms. Other mem-
bers of the board are James
Barncord. Roger Conley, Don
Chancey, Tommie Underwood
and Max Ullrich.
Re-appointed to the county
Library Advisory Board for
two-year terms are Gloria
Davis. Dennis Jones and Diana
Youmans. Other members are
Elinor Batey, Gina Neuhofer,
Jan McKibben and Gayle
Knight.
Lavon Cobb and Mark Moye
were renewed for dual three-
year terms on the Construction
Industry Licensing Board and
Construction Industry Board of
Adjustment and Appeals. Other
members are Benny Hash,
Tommy Bostick. Terry Atchley
and Jimmy Jernigan.
Renewed for two-year terms
on the Local Affordable Hous-
ing Advisory Committee and
Citizen's Advisory Task Force
were Cynthia Daniels, Dee
Williams-Tatis. Sue Baker.
Oralia Flores. John Shaw and J.
Talmadge Albritton. Also on the
board are Sue Baker and James
Jernigan.
Dana English was reappoint-
ed to a four-year term on the
Industrial Development Author-
ity. which also includes Tomas
Macias, Mike Manley, Lavon
Cobb, Jama Abbott and Marcus
Shackleford.
They are also members of the
Economic Development Coun-
cil, along with Nancy Craft,
Teresa Crawford, John Barlow,
Keith Davis, Joe Albritton, Rick
Knight, Lory Durrance and
Oralia Flores, who was re-
newed for another one-year
term.
Finally, members of the
Economic Development Auth-
ority, which handles phosphate
severance tax monies, are
Bridgett Merrill, Roger Hobd,
David Royal, Terry Atchley,
Bill Beattie, Perry Knight,
Tomas Macias, and Bill
Lambert and Bobby Ray Smith,
whose terms were recently
renewed.
cancelled the planning
session for Jan. 11.


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Boys Basketball Sebring HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Sebring Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 Girls Weightlifting Sebring Away 11:00 a.m.
Jan. 14 HJHS Basketball DeSoto Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Fort Meade Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Lake Placid HOME 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 Boys Basketball Avon Park Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Kathleen Away 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 17 HJHS Basketball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Booker Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Districts Begin Away TBA
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Boys Soccer Fort Meade Away 7:00 p.m.

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tion to volunteer your time'?
Good Shepherd Hospice has
rewarding and fulfilling volun-
teering opportunities right in
your community.
Volunteers are the heart of
Good Shepherd Hospice, and
the organization is seeking
compassionate individuals who
desire to help hospice patients
and their families by giving one
to four hours each week.
Volunteers provide companion-
ship for terminally-ill patients
and support for their caregivers.
The next volunteer training


Volunteer
session will start the third week
of January in Wauchula.
Training is free and volunteers
do not need prior medical expe-
rience.
Good Shepherd Hospice vol-
unteers come in all ages and
from all backgrounds. Their
common bond is a desire to
help those facing end-of-life
issues. Volunteers can spend
time with hospice patients play-
ing cards, doing crafts, taking
walks, picking up groceries,
lending a hand or just listening.
While training is being held
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help patients throughout the
Good Shepherd service areas of
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties. Registration, a corn-
pleted application and a pre-
training meeting with a Good
Shepherd Hospice volunteer
coordinator are required prior to
the start of training.
Good Shepherd Hospice also
offers other fulfilling and chal-
lenging volunteer opportunities,
such as supplying office sup-
port; staffing special events;
and providing massage therapy
or hair styling services.

To register for volunteer
training or for more information
on volunteering with Good
Shepherd Hospice, contact
Susan Pittsley at (863) 519-
7755.


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Thursday, January 10, 2008


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--Schedule Of Weekly Services


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Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCHl
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 CIIURCII
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................8:00 a.nm.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd ...........
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ...... 6:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD
HIwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-310()
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1..11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ......................... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................600 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCII
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... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCHII
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHIIURCHI
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.......... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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


-Yogi Berra


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA VISION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Domr. ......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 llwy 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 CHURCII
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ..... ..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ..... ........... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................1:00 a.n.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Tilme........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CIIURCII
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 n.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCII
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ................ 10:00 a1n.-
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
......................................... 6 :30 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCII
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.mn.
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 .0..
CHURCH OF CIIRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ............I1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
Men v Leaderrslhip & 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 ............................ 1:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ... ...............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ............. ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night .... ...........7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:30 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
CHiURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.mn.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.mn.
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 CIIURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................10:30-a.m.
Evening Service ..................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.mn.
FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCII
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 CIIURCII
MISION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
*Predicacion ........ ..................11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblic, Micrcoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................... ........... 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers ,"
.................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team....................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
.................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCHII
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ....... ..........:9:30ia.m.
Morning Service ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. :.6:00'p.mn.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/[
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 pm.
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.
THIlE 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.nm.
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 familia y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos .......................6:00 pin.
M iercoles.................. ..........7:00 p.m.


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning................ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening.... ............7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH "
Sunday Evening .................. 4:00 p.mn.
Monday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAITIST CHURCII
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCII
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 1:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CIIURCII
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Church Training ..........5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCII
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
CIIURCHi
1643 Steinstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 11: 15 a.nm .
** Fellowship each Sunday ailler service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCII
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ........ ......... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ........,.. ...11:00 a.m.
.WedJ Evininmg Praye :;........700 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio 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 lIwy. 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. MICtIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) .....7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ............. 7:00 a.m..
(English) .....................8:30 a.m .
(Spanish) .................. 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)...................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 a.m.
. Evening Worship :.... ..........6:00 p.m.
.Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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


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.


Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
-Thomas Fuller


WAUCHULA


WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .'.... ......... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:15 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 .................... 0:00 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 CIIURCII OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.min.
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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCII
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 .............................1... 0:00 a.m.

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


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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study .......................... 0:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.

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

MARANATHIA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W orship.............................. 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... 700 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 :0 0 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 .............1.. 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...................... I1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.

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




SEEDS

THE
SOWER"

Michael A. Guido
heartert.. Georgia


Matthew Henry, the Prince of
Preachers, was robbed one day.
He prayed, "Lord, I thankThee first
because I was never robbed before
second, because although they
took my money they didn't take my
life; third, although they took my all,
it wasn't much; and fourth, because
it was I who was robbed and not I
who robbed."
A grateful heart is a glad heart.
An ungrateful heart is a grouchy
heart.
Gratitude proclaims strength and
produces success. Ingratitude
poisons your attitudes and para-
lyzes your abilities.


A sleeping infant seems so close to heaven...resting with a peace that
is near perfect. As he sleeps so soundly, could he be dreaming of
the angels he's just left behind as he begins the journey of life?
A newborn has a soul not yet flawed by human frailty, a soul innocent *
and pure. A newborn has perfect trust that he will be loved and cared for.
What faith!
s you worship God this week, do so with the faith of a newborn,
perfect and pure. "0 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the
earth! ...From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise"
(Psalm 8:1-2). You can trust that your father in Heaven will love and care
for'you!


Sunday
Matthew
2.1-15


Monday Tuesday
Matthew Matthew
2.16-23 3.1.17


Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mathew. Matthew Matthew
4.12.25 8.1.17 8.18.34


Saturday
Matthew
9.1-17


ScripturesSelected Dy The Amencan Bible Socety
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses wepe issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Kavin Dewayne Mitchell, 35,
Wauchula, and Misty Dorena
Camacho, 28, Wauchula.
Donald E. Yates, 36, Zolfo
Springs, and 'Rebecca Lynn
Painter, 42, Zolfo Springs.
Don Blain Johnson, 69, Wau-
chula, and Carol Goode Glous-
er, 62, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Teresa K. Morgan, stipulated
agreement and judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Joe
McCumber, dismissed.
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.
Fidel Rodriguez, dismissed.
Velocity Investments LLC vs.
Donald and Barbie Alden, vol-
untary dismissal.
Unifund CCR Partners vs.
Barbara A. Staton and Wau-
chula State Bank, order.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic
court last week due to the hol-
iday schedule.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Cheryl Lee Pieske vs. Harry
Everett Meyer, petition for
injunction for protection.
Ruth Walker vs. Florida Insti-
tute for Neurologic Rehabilita-
tion, damages.
Elizabeth Lyn Buffalo vs.
Donna Mushrush o/b/o minor
child, petition for injunction for
protection..
Juan R. Maldonado vs.
Ramiro Rodriguez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Juan R. Maldonado vs.
Thomas Flores, petition for


injunction for protection.
Juan R. Maldonado vs. James
Sambrano, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Juan R. Maldonado vs. Bryan
Sambrano, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Felix M. Viera, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
RTR Properties vs. Hilda
Horning and Ronald Boyd,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Victoria M. Sanchez vs. Scott
L. Lane, petition for injunction
for protection.
Katessa D. Camel vs. Richard
Ramos, damages.
Cassandra Coney vs. Scott
Carlton, damages.
Carolyn Faulk vs. Kenuated
Baggett, petition for injunction
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Heather Heine vs. Myron
Refoure Jr., injunction for pro-
tection extended.
Susan Denise Underwood vs.
John Thomas Underwood, dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.
Kristen Rene Welch vs. Jessie
Aguilar Jr., ,injunction for pro-
tection amended.
Donna G. Hunt vs. Ralph R.
Hunt, injunction for protection
amended.
Mallory Alvarado vs. Darrell
Hines, child support terminated.
City of Wauchula vs. Thomas
Wayne Lanham and Roy A.
Brown, voluntary dismissal.
Staci Reynolds vs. Frances
Garza, injunction for protection
extended.
Aurora Guerrero vs. Advent-
ist Health System Healthbelt
Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital
Heartland Division d/b/a
Florida Hospital Wauchula,


Cothouse Re


stipulated agreement for dis-
missal approved.
Lee M. Schrader and Ralph
Schrader, amended divorce
order.
Abraham Benitez o/b/o minor
child vs. Ramon and Alma
DeLaRosa, stipulated agree-
ment for dismissal approved.
Juana and Abraham Benitez
vs. Ramon and Alma DeLa-
Rosa, stipulated agreement for
dismissal approved.
Jerry Cunningham vs. Brook-
side Bluff Condominium Asso-
ciation Inc. and Mary E. Cun-
ningham, dismissed.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Naomi S. Linsey, default judg-
ment.
Jacqueline Villegas and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Jose Manuel Garza,
order on child support.
Oralia Ibarra and Atanacio
Ibarra, divorce.
Jesus N. Torres and Santos
Reyna Torres, divorce
Sara Khristine Fite Brum-
ment and Robert Samuel Fite
Jr., amended divorce order.
Joseph 0. Carranco and
Tonya Lee Carranco, divorce.
Karla F. Glisson and DOR vs.
Greg B. Glisson, child support
order.
Tomasa Selph and DOR vs.
Timothy Mark Selph, order on
child support arrears.
Crystal Gail Williams and
DOR vs. Michael S. Wingate,
order.
SanJuanita Millard and DOR
vs. Sergio H. Melendez-Mora,
order.
Felix Aviles and DOR vs.
Sonia Aviles, child support
order.
Obetia Ward Bilotta and
DOR vs. Judy Mae Thompson,
child support order.
Darlene Elizabeth Mendoza
Williams and DOR vs. Samuel
Mendoza, order on child sup-
port.
Olga Martinez and DOR vs.
Nicholas Mendoza III, child
support order.
Kathleen Alaniz and DOR vs.
Larry Isom, order on child sup-
port.
Sylvia Outley and John
Mosley Jr., order on child sup-
port.

The following civil cases
were voluntarily dismissed:
Ruby Olvera and DOR vs.
Martin J. Morales Jr.
Michelle Faye Lopez and
DOR vs. Reyes Lopez.
Kay A. Patterson and DOR
vs. Richard Leon Mundell II.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Pam Avery and DOR vs.
Clifford M. Forbes.
Otis Charles Sterling and
DOR vs. Sherry Lynn Sterling.
Sandra Graham and DOR vs.
Randall D. Packard.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week because of
the holiday schedule.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Gary and Virginia Oden and
Brian and April Lambert to
Christopher M. and Tina K.


January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C

Letter To The Editor

Kent Lilly Responds To

Peace River Access Issue


LeConte, $70,000.
Ida Mary Haney Spears to
Eugene L. Jr. and Mary W.
Alderman, $150,000.
Marino Family Limited
Partnership to Raul Juarez,
$300,000.
Christina Johnson to Ronald
McCoy, $69,000.
Agricultural Production
Management Inc. to Silver
Kings LLC, $142,000.
Jackie and Carol Louis
Williams to Billy and Janice
Hill, $76,566.
Scott B. Brewer to Steven R.
Whitley as trustee, $305,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Richard A. Humes and Katrina
L. King, $22,000.
Paul Mislevy as trustee to
Scott P. and Lana W. Mislevy,
$130,000.
James Robert Birge to Keith
R. Nadaskay Jr., $150,000.
Noey A. Flores to Olivia M.
Hernandez and Miguel Hip-
polito-Nicolas, $75,000.
Danette J. Tipton to Howard
Brudner, $325,000.

Goodness is the only invest-
ment that never falls.
-Henry David Thoreau
Help your brother's boat
across, and your own will
reach the shore.
-Hindu Proverb
Doing good is the only cer-
tainly happy action of a man's
life.
-Sir Philip Sidney


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Dear Editor:
Much has been written and
discussed about my role in the
"closure of Peace River"
"pisode, and I would appreciate
the opportunity to set the record
straight.
It started on several consecu-
tive Sunday afternoons, as my
family (including children and
grandparents) tried to enjoy our
property along the river for pic-
nics only to be driven away
by very loud and very profane
music from a raucous crowd
under the bridge, who were
obviously drunk and proba-
bly worse.
I simply asked' the sheriff's
office to patrol under the bridge
a bit, in order to discourage
such conduct. They did, and in
the process found evidence of
all sorts of illicit activity. It's
my understanding that the S.O.
then called the county folks
responsible for such areas -
who then inspected and put up
'No Trespassing' signs.
I had nothing to do with that,
and have never suggested that


Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies
there no constitution, no law, no court can save it.



SColon & LOpeZ PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTA ION


Notice to Voters
The clerk or inspector shall require each elector,
upon entering the polling place to produce a Florida driver's
license, a Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051,
or another form of picture signature identification
approved by the Department of State. F. S. 98.471
If you do not have photo signature identification you will be
required to vote a provisional ballot.

Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

Aviso a los votantes
El empleado o el inspector requeriran a cada elector, a entrar
el centro electoral a producir una licencia de conductor de
Florida, una tarjeta de identificaci6n de Florida publicada bajo S.
322.051,
u otra forma de identificaci6n de firma de retrato aprobada por el
Departamento del Estado. F. S. 98.471
Si usted no tiene identificaci6n de firma de foto que usted se
requerird a votar una votaci6n provisional.

Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones
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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS
MATERIALS INFORMATION

Pursuant to section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-
Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public
upon request during normal business hours by the Florida District VII Local
Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials, The District
VII LEPC serves residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, and Okeechobee
Counties:

Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets
Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms
Section 304 Chemical Release Follow-up Notifications
District VII LEPC Emergency Plan for Hazardous Materials

EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain
hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you
have never registered or wish to obtain additional information, contact the
agency listed below. If you have previously complied, be sure your notifications
are current penalties for non-compliance are severe.

To obtain notification information or learn more about EPCRA, please contact:

Florida District VII LEPC
555 East Church Street
PRO. Box 2089
Bartow, Florida 33831
863-534-7130 ext, 107
or visit the website at http://www.cfrpc.org. 1:10


the river access be closed or
denied. Matter of fact, I bought
property on the river because I
fell in love with it many years
ago while canoeing from
Bartow to Arcadia. I wanted my
children to share that experi-
ence, and we certainly wouldn't
want to deprive others of river
access for their own peaceful
enjoyment.
The folks who threaten such
enjoyment are the yay-hoos.
under the bridge, who are just
looking for a hidden place to
party their presence there
has nothing to do with the river.
I'm sure that every law-abid-
ing citizen in Hardee County
would have made the same
request, in my situation. I'm
also confident that those who
use. the river appreciate being
able to launch canoes, etc.,
without subjecting themselves
and their kids to the drugs, alco-
hol and crude music and lan-
guage:

Kent Lilly
Wauchula


EARLY
VOTING
Early voting for the January 29, 2008
Presidential Preference Primary Election will
begin, in the Supervisor of Elections office at
311 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL on Monday
January 14, 2008. Voting hours will be from
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 R.M. Monday through
Saturday ending January 26, 2008.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

TEMPRANO
VOTANDO
Votar temprano para el el 29 de enero de 2008
Ia Preferencia Presidencial la Elecci6n Primaria
comenzark, en el Supervisor de la oficina de
Elecciones en 311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula,
FL el lunes el 14 de enero de 2008. .Las horas
electorales seran de 9:00 DE LA MANANA a
5:00 DE LA TARDE. El lunes por finalizar de
sabado el 26 de enero de 2008.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones
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LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT

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4I he I erald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


WES Honors 'Top Cats'


COURTESY PHOTOS
Preschoolers at Wauchula Elementary School who received the Top Cat reward were
(front row, from left) Griselda Duran, Juan Morales, Carlos Hernandez and Joel Oliva;
(second row) Maria Cardoza, Victor Chavez and Mario "A.J." Rodriguez.


Kindergarten students who showed good conduct, one of the many requirements of a
Top Cat, were (front row, from left) Jonathan Carnley, Alitzah Aleman, Logan
Cartwright, Dawson Hanchey, Jocelyn Villarreal and Renell Herrera; (second row) Andy
Lopez, Dylan Davis, Griffin Clark, Jesus Jurado, Adam Pazzaglia and Quintin Lindsey;
(third row) Taylor Watkins, Billy Diakomihalis, Kate Melendy, Jacob Collins, Roxana
Garcia and Jerica Pierce; (top row) Kyleigh Miller, Marah Al-Uri, Tomas Cardoza, Fabian
Lopez and Weston Schraeder; not pictured, Maddy Stockton.


Wauchula Elementary School first graders who proved to be a Top Cat for the first nine
weeks of classes included (front row, from left) Adrian Flores, Hoke Hardin, Mikie Cruz,
Ashlee Patterson, Julie Harrison and Claire Carlton; (second row) Yamilex Miranda,
Angel Perez, Anahi Ramos, Nicole Cruz, Alicia Lopez and Venessa Valerio; (third row)
Lazandro "Bo" Villarreal, Shelby Zeiglar, Anthony Rosado, Tara Hines and Sarah
Carlton; (top row) Jermiah Mancillas, Luis Martinez, Javier Montoya, Matthew Tyson
and Shelby Spencer.


Third graders who showed academic achievements and more included (front row, from
left) Michaela Villarreal, Maria Zarro, Soraya Castillo, Selena Miranda and Lazaro
DeArmos; (second row) Briana Hanchey, Aaron Delatorre, Brenda Rosas, Briseyda
Molinero and Abby Clark; (third row) Boone Paris, Arianna Perez, Holly Brown,
Brooklyn Graham and Rajhay Clark; (top row) Hayden Lindsey, Morgan Crews, Shayna
Harned, Eddie Kilgore and Diego Oliva.


Top Cats who represented the fifth grade were (front row, from left) Gerardo Morales,
Rolando Chavez, Cesar Fimbres, Jose Jurado, Kristen Ramirez; (second row) Raquel
Maldonado, Alex Ullrich, Dana Terrell, Miles Yates and Cody Spencer; (third row) Leah
Chavez, Quenten Cox, Jared Darty, Felix Mancillas and Malieka Hodges; (top row)
Ammy Bruno Perez, Diana DeSantiago, Berenice Arana, Hannah Napier and TJ. Hall.






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Second-grade Top Cats who were honored during the ceremony were (front row, from
left) Shelby Gibson, Emily Patarini, Mariela Miramontes, Alicia Ruiz and Lilly Ponce;
(second row) Darwyn Howard, Dora Cardoza, Kylie Mirabella, Tanner Carlton and Ellie
Palmer; (third row) Selene Espinoza, Alexx Brant, Kara Friers, Miguel Ruiz and Mitchell
Allen; (top row) Gabriela Montoya, Ricardo Gomez, Brilyance Augustus and Emily
Pierce; not pictured, Lindsey Barwick.


Certificates were given to all the Top Cats during the ceremony, including fourth
graders (front row, from left) Stephanie Narciso, Andrew Alvarado, Dalton Baker,
Kaydance Owens and Brenda Miramontes; (second row) Neli Vera, Elizabeth Pierce,
Logan Gunnoe, Jonathan Martin and Sarah McClenithan; (third row) Hunter Reid,
Dalton Tubbs, Kristian Judah, Hannah Carlton, Sarah McClenithan; (top row) Amber
Gazaway, Gabrielle Allen, Toby Richardson and Rebeca Espinoza.


Top Cat students in the makeup picture included (front row, from left): Adrian Flores,
Julie Harrison, Yamilex Miranda, Hoke Hardin and Angel Perez; (back) Rosie Rivers,
Luis Martinez, Anahi Ramos, Shelby Zeiglar and Emily Pierce.

I feel the need of relations and friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse ... I cannot miss
these things without feeling, as does any other intelligent man, a void and a deep need.
-Vincent van Gogh

If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be gener-
ous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
-Mark Twain






January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Hilltop Elementary School

Names Its 'Leading Lions'


Leading Lions for the fifth-grade class at Hilltop Elementary School included (from
front left) Rosiebel Garcia, Kayla Rios, Devin Mendoza, Kimberly Derringer, Tatyanna
Faulk, Makeleine Zamorra and Aden Vargas; (back) Jorge Mo, Maria Morales, Vijay
Desai, Mike Cao, Casey Leal, Jakaysha Lindsey, Enrique Delarosa, Joshua Hernandez
and Dalton Garza.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Students from kindergarten at Hilltop Elementary School who were selected to be
Leading Lions were (front, from left) Huriel Cortez-Olivera, George Harvey, Isaac
Estrada, Marisol Nino, Isabella Delarosa, Isaias Carrillo and Aaliya Ortiz; (back, from
left) Elizabeth Dixon, Sierra Weaver, Elijah Canales, Jesus Aviles-Solis, Clarissa Trevino,
Ezekial Alvarado, Bryan Suarez, Ray Rivera and Nicole Ramirez.


Second graders awarded for academics and other qualities a Leading Lion must obtain
were (front, from left) Judith Zamora, Destiny Scheel, Peyton Roberts, Brittany
Valdiviez, Cristobal Suarez, Miguel Alvarez, Ashley Gonzalez and Guadalupe Molina;
(back row) Juan Guerrero, Matthew Laker, Ruby Rivera, Pedro Hernandez, Shauna
Norwood, Victor Carreno, Mallory Gough and Olivia Trevino.


First graders who were recognized as being Leading Lions included (front, from left)
Melissa Garcia, Kyra Wilson, Ana Guevara, Colton Johns, Rut Arzate, Eddie Hernandez
and Gibson Haight; (back) Cristal Fernandez, Milton Palacios, Jennifer Lucatero, Abby
Dominguez, Cody Helms, Wyatt Tyson, Lauren Sanchez and Nestor Alvarrenga.


Leading Lions selected from the third grade included (from front left) Jose Felix,
Esmeralda Cisneros, Jordan Ragland, Vanessa Ortiz, Anana Ramos and Lisette Sotelo;
(back) Braddock Collom, Mary Sinclair, Rigoberto Armenta, Vanessa Deloera, Adrian
Santiago, Arianna Delarosa and Ezequiel Torres.


Fourth-grade students named Leading Lions for the first nine weeks of school were
(front, from left) Kyle Hewett, Aaron Brown, Rosauro Guido, Esmeralda Deloera,
Francisco Cortez, Mariah Alvarado and Chee Vang; (back) Daniel Silvan, Daisy Lemus-
Rivera, Emory Smith, Doyle Collom, Clemente Delarosa, Juan Diaz and Maria Morales.
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6C The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2008


AA Baseball Starts Saturday


Littlest Players On Field Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's spring very early
spring; it's time for youth base-
ball.
The AA teams, formerly
called Machine Pitch, will open
their season on Saturday, with a
trio of games giving each team
a turn on the. George Heine
Fields off South Florida Avenue
in Wauchula.
During the season, which
lasts from Jan. 12 to March 14,
unless a championship playoff
is needed, there will be a break
the week of Feb. 11 due to
school FCAT testing. There will
be games on Field II on
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, and on both Fields I and
Field II on Fridays.
This year, there are six teams
in the AA division of 7- and 8-
year-olds.
Team I is the Rimes and Sons
Cardinals, coached by Jeff
Block, Bryan Laker and Shawn
Rimes. On their squad are 8-
year-olds Mason Block, Mitch-
ell Allen, Nichlaus Nicholls and
Matthew Laker, and 7-year-olds
Devin Rimes, Andy Garza,
Madison Garcia, Hardee Pace,


Wyatt Keller, Steven Zuniga
and Miguel Ruiz.
Players on Team 2, Rapid
Tech Devil Rays, are 8-year-
olds Cody VanSickle, Jaylon
Joe Ramirez, Charles Adams
and William Derringer, and 7-
year-olds Xavier Salazar, An-
drew McGuckin, Justin Long,
Cody Helms, Johnathan Cros-
by, Zachary Dewberry, Jacob
Brandeberry and Trey Steph-
ens. They are coached by Brent
Stephens, Andrew McGuckin
and Robert Dewberry, with Kim
McGuckin as team mother.
Coaching the Elks Lodge
Yankees, Team 3, are Doug
Sutton, Ryan Thomas and Liz-
andro Villarreal, assisted by
team mother Tammy Whidden.
On their roster are 8-year-olds
Tirease Morris, Samuel Raul
Perez, Jacob Hebert and Andres
Martinez, and 7-year-olds Sam-
uel Delatorre, Adrian DeLeon,
Bryce Hernandez, Jeffery Ku-
lig, Tyson Sutton, Lizandro
Villarreal III, Logan Whidden
and Rawson Aubry.
Matt Carlton, Max Ullrich
and Jason Carlton are coaches
for Team 4, the Lake Branch
Dairy Braves. Taking the field


for them are 8-year-olds John
Max Ullrich Jr., Jason Alamia,
Tanner Carlton and Joshua
Carlton, along with 7-year-olds
Joe Byers, Dawson Cantu,
Daniel Obregon, Marcus Sam-
brano, Matthew Tyson, Tony
Webb and Dustin Willis.
On Team 5, the Wauchula
Police Department Rangers, are
8-year-olds Joel Lee, Clayton
Arledge, Lance 'Bursler Jr.,
Chase Benton, Lawrence
Walker, Trevor Walker and
Dawson Ratliff, and 7-year-olds
Benjamin Clarke, Isaac
Moreno, Roy Lee Revels- and
Wyatt Tyson. They are coached
by Kenny Walker and Randy
Benton.
The final squad is the Sun-
shine Foliage World Marlins,
coached by Ben Norris, Matt
Moye and Jason Delgado,
assisted by team mother Regan
Durastanti. Their players are 8-
year-olds Zachary Richardson,
Pablo Salgado Jr., Cody Ellis,
Zachariah Macias, Juan Madina
Jr. and Benjamin "Garrett"
Norris, and 7-year-olds Zachary
Durastanti, Jesaizh Delgado,
Lane Parks, Gibson Haight and
Caleb Turner.


Hardee County Youth Sports AA Division


FIELD

Field #2
Field #2
Field #2
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
Concession




Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
concession.

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Field #1 5:45
Concession


MONDAY


TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


SATURDAY


Time Jan.12
9:00am 5 v 4
S 11:00am 3v2
1:00prh 1 v6

Jan. 14 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 18
5v3 4v2 6v5
1VvV4

5 1 4 6,3
Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 24 Jan. 25
2v5 3v6 5vl 1
*3v4 -
4v2
2 3 3 -5,4
Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Field #2
v 1 1 v 5 2 v 4 9:00am 4 v 5
5 5v4 11:00am 6 v2
6V 631:00pm 3 v 1
6 5 1 2 ,6 4, 2, 3

Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 8
4v3 6v5 4v3
S 2v6 ~
2v1
4 2 6 4,2

Feb. 11 Feb.12 Feb. 14 Feb. 15
FCAT FCAT FCAT FCAT

Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 Feb. 29 Mar. 1 Field #2
3 v 2 64 5 V 3 9:00am 4 v 6
6 v 1 11:00am 5 v2
S1 V2 1:00pm 1v 3
3 6 6 5,1 4,5,1

Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar.6 Mar. 7 Rainout Field #2
1 V 5 5V 6 2 V 3 9:00am TBA
6 v 2 --T 11:00am TBA
1 V 4 1:00pm TBA
1 ,6 5 2.,1

Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 ChamplonShlio
3 v6 2 V 1 4V6 4 v1 If needed
2 v 5 3vb5 9:00am TBA
3,5 2 4,3 4


Team 1: Rimes & Sons Cardinals
Team 2: Rapid Tech Devils Rays
Team 3: Elks Lodge Yankees


Team 5: Lake Branch Dairy Braves
Team 6: Wauchula Police Dept. Rangers
Team 7: Sunshine Foliage Marlins


**First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the
official scorebook and the visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as
assigned by the team parent.


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

75 YEARS AGO
Spanish War Veterans Will
Meet Here Sunday: Spanish
War veterans from seven camps
in Florida will gather here
Sunday, Jan. 15, for a meeting
with the Wauchula encamp-
ment.
Veterans from Sebring, Fort
Myers, St. Petersburg, Tampa,
Zephyrhills, Lakeland and
Wauchula will attend, it was
announced.

Wauchula Basket Fives
Divide Opening Games: The
Wauchula High School basket-
ball teams opened the 1933 sea-
son in Avon Park last Friday
night, dividing the pair of
games with the high school
teams of that city.

Woman's Club Sponsors
Cooking School In City: The
Wauchula Woman's Club has
arranged with Maas Bros,, of
Tampa, to conduct an all-day
cooking school at the City Hall
Auditorium Friday, Jan. 20.

Kiwanis Directors Name
Koestline As Secretary; At a
meeting of the Kiwanis Board
of Directors held immediately
after the club luncheon Tuesday
noon, the board named the Rev.
Karl H. Koestline, as secretary
for the coming year. He will


succeed Paul C. Erler, who has
been secretary for several years.

Strawberry Festival Opens
Wednesday: Two native Hardee
Countians who have risen to
prominence will open the
Hardee County Strawberry
Festival at Bowling Green next
Wednesday. Former Gov. Doyle
E. Carlton, who now lives in
Tampa, and Sen. J.J. Parrish, of
Titusville, will be the principal
speakers and will attend the
banquet at 7 o'clock.

50 YEARS AGO
Oak Creek Bridge Being Re-
built: A portion of the Crews-
ville to Sweetwater road will be
closed for approximately two
more weeks for bridge repairs,
according to Leavy North, a
county road foreman.

Last Confederate Widow Ob-
serves 97th Birthday: "Aunt"
Mellie Douglas Hampton, be-
lieved to be the last Confederate
widow in Florida, had a double
reason for celebrating Christ-
mas Day. It was her 97th birth-
day.

Wauchula's Girl Cop Re-
signs: Miss Patricia Jan How-
ard, Wauchula's first police-
woman, has resigned to take an
office job in Tampa. Her resig-
nation, which became effective
last Saturday, came from ap-
proximately 18 months with the
city police force.

Cats Have 2-1 Conference


Mark: The Hardee Cats im-
proved their conference stand-
ing Tuesday night with a close
58-54 win over Dade City on
the latter's court.
Paul Mills, playing a steady
game, meshed 26 points to lead
the scoring. Hardee led 30-21 at
half time.

BPWC To Observe 30th
Anniversary: The Wauchula
Business & Professional
Woman's Club with observe its
30th year with an anniversary
party on Jan 13. Guests for this
occasion \'Will be various state
officers, As well as member
from the clubs at Arcadia, Punta
Gorda, Sarasota, Sebring, Brad-
enton, Venice and Fort Myers.

Frederick M. Dietz To Visit
Zolfo: Frederick M. Dietz, trav-.
eling representative of the
Watchtower Bible & Tract So-
ciety and supervisor of Florida
circuit No. 6, will visit the
Zolfo Springs congregation of
Jehovah's Witnesses this week..

25 YEARS AGO
Timothy Scallion First Baby
1983: Timothy Aaron Scallion
,born at 5:06 a.m. Jan. 2 to
Tamara Lynn Scallion, 26, of
10th Avenue, Wauchula, was
the winner of the First Baby of
1983 Contest.

Big Boom: The 310-foot-
long boom is part of a Bucyrus-
Erie dragline being assembled
by CF Industries at a site south
of Fort Green. The bucket for


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The eight Division A teams of
Tee-Ball tots get to play, begin-
ning Saturday.
There will be games at 9 and
11 a.m. and I and 3 p.m. at Farr
Field off South Florida Avenue
in Wauchula.
The eight squads of 5- and 6-
year-olds will play at 5:45 and
7:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
during the regular season with
the exception of the week of
Feb. 11, when FCAT testing
occurs. There are Saturday
games on Feb. 2 and March 1.
The regular season ends the
first week of March, depending
on make-up games.
On Team 1, the Brant Funeral
Home Devil Rays are 6-year-
olds Bryce Tucker, Christian
Brant, Blake Richardson, Kareli
Plata and Adrian Flores, and 5-
year-olds Tyler Albritton, Blake
Graham, Taleia Moreno, Heidi
Ford and Renell Herrera. They
are coached by Troy Brant and
Daniel Rucker.
Coaching Team 2, the Jacobs
Insurance and Bail Bonds
White Sox, are Billy Griffis,
John Roberson and Rob Davis.
On their roster are 6-year-olds
Luiz Hernandez, Brande Steph-
ens, Trenton Roberson, Ethan
Sambrano, Ismael Cruz, Marc
Anthony, Giovanni Diego and
Malik McMillian, and 5-year-
olds Austin Hines, Anthony


Griffis, Dylan Davis and Joel
Alvarez.
Playing for Team 3, the
David Singletary State Farm In-
surance Mets, are 6-year-olds
Kein Knight, Roberto Gutier-
rez, Christian Turner, William
Redding, Hugh Pate, Scott
Meeks and Jared Rickett, and 5-
year-olds Romeo Gutierrez,
Jace Bryan, Abby Duke and
David Edwards. They are
coached by Wes Redding,
Daniel Duke and Derren Bryan,
assisted by team mother Debbie
Turner.
For the Team 4 Albritton
Insurance Co. Red Sox, coaches
are Efran Schrader, Matt Tins-
ley and Tony Pazzaglia, assisted
by team mother Mary Lynn
Driskell. On their squad are 6-
year-olds James Crawford,
Jacob Lee, Weston Schrader,
Blake Tinsley, Griffin Clark,
Jackson Driskell, Adam Paz-
zaglia, Quintin Lindsey, Joshua
Albritton and Cade Alexy, and
5-year-olds Rebekah Erekson
and Owen Schrader.
Coaching for Team 5, the
Vandolah Power Marlins, is
Willie Dickerson, whose squad
includes 6-year-olds Dalton
Cantu, Damon Caraway, Daniel
Hyder, Ethan Hollinger and
Tara Hines, and 5-year-olds
Wayne Baughman, Kamiron
Cook, Fidencio Davila, Altizah
Aleman, Alexis Crews and
Nicholas Gainous.
J.R. Gough, Wade Sperry and


Barry Terrell, assisted by team
mothers Kerry Terrell and Anna
Watkins, will coach Team 6, the
Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive Inc. (PRECo) Braves.
Coming to bat for them will be
6-year-olds Jordan Noelle
Sperry, Jonathan Carnley, Kyle
Gilliard and Gage Gough, and
5-year-olds Gabriel Aguilar,
Hallee Lopez, Tomas Toledo,
Jason Walker Jr., Dylan Boze-
man, Taylor Watkins, Carson
Terrell and Oren Crawford.
Taking the field for Team 7,
the Robart's Funeral Home
Cardinals, are 6-year-olds
Miguel Martinez, William
Roland, Dalton Diella, Caleb
Block and Garrett Williams,
and. 5-year-olds Stephanie
Derringer, Roman Rivas,
Skylar Tatum, Elias Ramirez
Jr., Colton Block and Gage
Camacho. They are coached by
Lee Block and Larry Thornton,
assisted by team mother
Rebecca Block.
Coaches for Team 8, the Sea-
coast National Bank Yankees,
are 6-year-olds Caleb Thornton,
Cain Thornton and Hunter Pres-
ley, and 5-year-olds Logan
Cartwright, Myron Refoure III,
Emery Smith, Trey Canary,
Jessica Kunkel, Seth Durrance,
Mikel Picazo and Matthew
Crews. They are coached by
Will Cartwright, Peck Harris
and Travis Kilpatrick, assisted
by team parent Nikki
Cartwright.


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2008 A SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Time Jan 12
Fair Field Concession: 4 9:00am 4 v8
Farr Field Concession: 1I 11:00am 1 v 3
Farr Field Concession: 2 1:00pm 2v6
Concession: 7 3:00pm 7 v 5

Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan
Farr Field: 5:45pm 6v4 5vl 7 v3 I v6
Farr Field: 7:15pm 2v3 8v7 5 v 8 4v2
-Concession 6.2 5,8 7,5 1,4

Jan.21 Jan22 Jn24 Jan 25
Farr Field: 5:45pm 3v5 2vi 8 v 2 1 v 7
Farr Field: 7:15pm 6 v 8 7v4 6v3 5v4
Concession 3, 6 2,7 8.6 1, 5

Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 31 FEb Feb 2
Farr Field: 5:45pm 2v5 4v 1 I v8 2v7 9:00am 3 v 7
Fair Field: 7:15pm 3 v 8 7v6 4v3 6v5 I:00am 8 v 5
Concession 2,3 4,7 1,4 2,6 1:00pm 6v I
S , 3.8,6
Feb4 Feb5 Feb 7 Feb a
Farr Field: 5:45pm 5v7 3v 4 v 6 1 v 5
Farr Field: 7:15pm 6v2 8 v 4 3v2 7v8
Concession 5,6 3,8 4,3 1.,7

Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 14 Feb 15
Fair Field: 5:45pm FCAT FCAT FCAT Iv 2
Farr Field: 7:15pm NO GAMES NO GAMES NO GAMES 4v7
Concession 1,4

Feb25Feb26 Feb 28 Feb. 29 Marl
Farr Field: 5:45pm 2v8 7v 1 5v2 6v7 9:00am 8 v 6
Farr Field: 7:15pm 3v6 4v5 8 v 3 1 v4 1I:00am5 v 3
Concession 2,3 7.4 5,8 6, 1 1:00pm 2 v 4

Mar 3 Mar4 Mar6 Mar7
Farr Field: 5:45pm 8 vi 5 v6 Rain Out Rain Out
Farr Field: 7:15pm 3v4 7v2
Concession 8, 3 5, 7


Team 1: Brant Funeral Home Devil Rays
Team 2: Jacobs Ins. & Bail Bond White Sox
Team 3: David Singletary State Farm Mets
Team 4: Albritton Ins. Red Sox


Team 5: Vandolah Power Marlins
Team 6: PRECo Braves
Team 7: Robart's Funeral Home Cardinals
Team 8: Seacoast National Bank Yankees


**First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the offi-
cial scorebook and the visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as
assigned by the team parent.


the monster is 55-cubic yards,
the largest in the county, and
has 16 electric motors that are
required to operate the machine.

Veronica Garcia Crowned
'Our Lady Of Guadalupe':
Veronica Garcia, the 13-year-
old daughter of Cruz and
Esmerlinda Garcia Bowling
Green, was recently crowned
Queen "Our Lady Of Guada-
lupe" at St. Michael's Church in
Wauchula.

Roping Club Has Member-
ship Drive: The Hardee County
Pioneer Roping Club is having
a membership drive Saturday at
1 p.m. at the arena at the Agri-
Civic Center. The Roping Club
will provide fun and enjoyment
for young and old. Plans are to
have calf-roping, team roping,
pole bending, barrel racing and
breakaway roping.

Ben Norris Turns Pro: Ben
Norris, Hardee golfer, has just
received the opportunity of a
lifetime, as his desire to play
professional golf has been
rewarded. Norris received and
accepted an invitation to play
the pro tour in South Africa.

First Time Rodeo Set For
February: For the first time
ever, a big-time professional
rodeo has been scheduled for
Hardee County. Sponsored by
the Hardee County Cattlemen's


Association, the first annual
Pioneer Days Rodeo is planned
to begin Feb. 26-27 at the rodeo
arena at the new fairgrounds on
Altman Road.

10 YEARS AGO
Meet Hardee County's First
Baby of 1998!: Little Caleb
Kade Piper made his entrance
into the world at 2:45 a.m. on
Jan. 1, making him Hardee
County's first baby of the new
year. Kade was born at
Columbia Bartow Memorial
Hospital, tipping the scales at
eight pounds-six ounces and
measuring 21 inches.

Irma Jones Noble: Irma Jones
Noble, a Hardee Countian in the
nation's space program for 37
years. She worked at the
Kennedy Space Center. Irma
was born Nov. 16, 1937, and
passed away at her home Dec.
11, 1997, in Rockledge follow-
ing a battle with cancer.
Irma graduated from Hardee
High School and was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore H. Jones of
Wauchula.

New Antiques Store Boosts
Main Street Development: For
years, Fayree Grimes and
Arlene Summers wondered
about taking their love of
antiques from an occasional
hobby to a full-fledged busi-
ness. They finally set their


entrepreneurial hopes into reali-
ty Nov. 1 with the opening of A
to Z Antiques, on the southwest
corner of Main Street and U.S.
17 in downtown Wauchula.

Teachers Share Winning
Methods In 'Idea Expo': The
Hardee Education Foundation
and IMC-Agrico played host to
the Impact II Idea Expo recent-
ly at the Agri-Civic Center in
Wauchula.

Chorus Students Go To State
Convention: Hardee Junior
High chorus students Kelley
Denney and Carolyn Roberts,
both members of the eighth-
grade advanced choir, and
Hardee Senior High chorus
member Arikka Greene, a ninth
grader, have been selected to
participate in the All-State
Convention.



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January 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Letter To The Editor

County Should Take Logical

Approach To Labor Camps


Dear Editor;,
In researching data to present
to the Hardee County Planning
and Zoning Board regarding the
proposed labor camp in the
Sweetwater/Crewsville area of
the county, it seems one aspect
is clear. There.doesn't seem to
be any logic to where they are
being located or who is hired at
the present time.
One home in Zolfo has 20
residents, while Ona has a facil-
ity that is permitted ?s a migrant
camp but is used to house alco-
holics and elderly homeless, in
addition to having an outbreak
of tuberculosis last year.
Suitable areas are from some
reason overlooked or not even
considered. Pine Cone Park has
laundromat and a market for the
residents, while others have not
,even a soda machine.
One suitable site is the previ-
ous FEMA trailer park on Will
Duke Road. This site, now
abandoned, already has an
intact infrastructure, such as
roads, power, water and sewer
access to city services, and is
large enough to hold the pro-
posed Sweetwater/Crewsville
site many times over. Residents
would not have to be bused to
town weekly, as they would be
able to come and go as they
please. They could even have
access to Saint Michael's or the
Catholic Center to practice their


faith. There is adjacent land for
further expansion. Large grow-
ers could easily unite and devel-
op a cooperative to utilize this
site.
AncJ there are other issues
that need to be addressed such
.- health issues in these close
.quarter living conditions. Who
is to be responsible for the
health care of these workers? If
the owner is making money in
contract fees and subsidies from
the federal government for
these workers, why is the coun-
ty and the state having to
assume the costs of their health
care without help from said
owner?
Are these workers' health
certified prior to be accepted for
work? An as it now stands, we -
have no way to' know if the
name given is the true name of
the person giving you the name.
Not that background checks are
done anyway. And of course.
we need some regulations
regarding these facilities in the
middle of neighborhoods.
There are many questions
that need to be answered, and
our elected officials are the peo-
ple who are the ones to do it.
Perhaps a moratorium on these
camps should be considered
until standards are developed.
Sincerely Yours
Michael Hendry
Zolfo Springs


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 579 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001

Description of Property:

Lots 16 and 17, Block "F", Suburban Acres
Replat, a subdivision in Hardee County,
Florida, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
page 54.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
345, PAGE 767.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

SECT-01 LOTS 16 & 17 BLK F SUBURBAN
ACRES 273P465 345P767

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

Name in which assessed: WILLIE LEE JOHNSON

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 13th day of FEB-
RUARY, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 27th day of DECEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk
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Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
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Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
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TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
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Pizza, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Milk, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Pineapple Crisp, Juice)
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Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage, Fruit Cocktail,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or, Macaroni
& Cheese (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Strawberries & Peach-
es, Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY


This is the coldest morning in
a few years. I feel sorry seeing
the Crystal Lake and Avion
Palms ladies shuffling all bun-
dled up. I think someone left
the door open when they came
south. Lorraine and Charlie
Howerter, did you forget to
close the door'?

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
Everyone enjoyed them-
selves dancing to Southern
Gold. There was a wide assort-
ment of finger foods which
everyone brought to share. At
10:30, we were joined by a sur-
prise guest, Father Time. Father
Time was later joined by Baby
New Year to welcome in 2008.
The next dance will be Jan. 19
with Chrissy Harriman.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 2 were
Shirley Glessner, Jack Jacobs,
Bill Potter, Joy Beckley and
Shirley Johnson #2. Don
Ahearn led the U.S. Pledge, Cal
Gadsby led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. There were a lot of new
faces this morning. Keith
Stephens announced that there
will be another Fun Auction on
Feb. 2 and asked everyone to
start thinking of items that can
be auctioned off. The money
,.o_


raised will go to the entertain-
ment fund.
There will be a Bean Soup
Supper on Jan. 18. Ron Acker-
mann announced the Luau will
be Feb. 23 and Lois and Paul
Conley are the chairs. There
will be a Luau meeting on Jan.
16 for those wishing to help out
on the committee.
The 50/50 winners were Lot
70, Lot 29 and Midge Saunders.

BINGO
Flo Smith won the paper spe-
cial on Dec. 28. Kay Dale and
Joyce Taylor split one of the hot
ball jackpots and Anne
Defreitas won the second one.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Dec. 27: first,
Aurele Dufour, Andre Dufour,
Lee Kearns and Jack Elofson;
second, Doug Taylor, Bruce
Kavanagh, Frank Montgomery
and Dick Robinson.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 27: the
winners were Nancy Morrison,
Nancy Ellman, Eileen Kearns
and Marge Cook.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 31: first
place team was Dewey Morri-
son, Al Johnson, Donna Ger-
vase and Dick Robinson.
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families wear red on Fridays.


Introductory prices are irresistible.


Until they grow up and rip you apart.


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Lunch: Pizza Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Corn,
Pears, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nuts, Bagels, Cinnamon Toast,
Fruit Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Salad Bar, Roll, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Pineapple Tidbits, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Rib-B-Que or Mozzarella
Stick (Tossed Salad, Savory
Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Milk, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun w/Dill or
Toasted Cheese w/HB Egg
(Lettuce & Tomato, Potato
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Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Cheese
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Lunch: Chicken & Rice
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TUESDAY
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Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
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Toast, Sausage Patty, Fruit
Cocktail, Cinnamon Toast,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
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