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The


108th Year, No. 8
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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plus 4; sales tax


Thursday, January 31,2008


Clinton


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Clinton and McCain.
It was that simple and clear in
Hardee County as presidential
primary votes were counted
Tuesday night.
And those local decisionss
matched the outcome statewide.
But a proposed constitutional
amendment on property-tax re-
form see-sawed here, ending
with a weak "no" from voters.
Statewide, it passed by four


DARING DUDES


McCain Are Winners Here


Amendment Fails Locally, Passes Statewide


percentage points.
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery said 3,579 of the coun-
ty's 11,252 registered voters
cast a ballot, for a turnout of
about 32 percent. Of their num-
ber, close to a third stayed away
from the polls altogether on
Tuesday, instead marking their


choices on early-voting or
absentee ballots.
Ussery said the state's popu-
lar early-voting program drew
well over 800 voters into his
office in the two weeks prior to
primary day. Another 164 or so
sent in absentee ballots.
In the end, Republican voters


here chose John McCain by a
strong margin, at 432 votes and
just over 35 percent of the
totals. Nearest rival was Mike
Huckabee with 349 votes, or 28
percent.
Mitt Romney finished third
here, with 303 votes and 25 per-
cent.


Rudy Giuliani was next, with
a dismal 89 votes for just seven
percent. His disappointing fin-
ish statewide may bring his
presidential run to a halt.
Next in Hardee County was
Ron Paul at 31 votes for under
three percent.
Only Tom Tancredo scored a


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
These courageous young men and possibly a half-dozen more will present the Miss Project Graduation Pageant on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center at Altman and Stenstrom roads. The fellows will dress up for the fun competition, which is one of the biggest fundraisers for the safe
drug- and alcohol-free graduation party for the Class of 2008. Among those entertaining themselves and others are seniors (front row, from left)
Jacob Barone, Tommy Benbow, Drew Macias, Todd Bodiford, Kyle Cobb, Dalton Davis, Craig Daw, Joshua Dotson and Jayquan Gandy; (middle
row) Cody Gullatt, D.R. Harris, Josh Heggie, Jerrod Henry, Jorge Lopez, Patrick Laker, Everado Mejia, Steven Naranjo, James Olliff and Marwin
Simmons; (back row) Eliazar Olmos, Amado Rivera Jr., Joey Rodriguez, Coty Skinner, Josh Spencer, Willie Stephens and Mike Torres.



Grillin' & Chillin' On Main This Weekend


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Folks around the community
are lacing up athletic shoes and
digging up secret recipes as
they prepare for two weekend
events.
Friday marks the start of the
fourth annual Grillin' & Chill-
in' on Main, a two-day event,
and Saturday is the annual One
Hillacious 10K Run.
Grillin' & Chillin' on Main
will kick off at 7 p.m. at Main
Street Heritage Park in down-


town Wauchula. Starting the
event will be the well-known
band Slick Willy, which will
entertain the public until 10.
But Grillin' & Chillin' won't
just treat your ears, but also
your taste buds! There will be
chili and dessert contests on
Friday night as well.
The chili contest will begin at
7, but participants must be at
the tent by 6:45 p.m. There is a
$10 registration fee. The top
three winners will receive $200,
$100 or $50.


The dessert battle will begin
at 8 p.m., and will also be giv-
ing out the same cash prize
amounts to the top three com-
petitors. Anyone wishing to
compete in the dessert contest
must be at the tent at 7:45 p.m.
The chili and dessert contests
are both sponsored by Albritton
Insurance Co. The competitions
are open to all, including pro-
fessionals or hometown cooks!
After smelling all the steam-
ing spices and yummy desserts,
spectators will probably work


up an appetite. To satisfy their
rumbling tummies, kettle corn,
barbecue, giant grapefruit and
strawberry shortcake will be
sold to the public. The straw-
berry shortcake is a specialty of
the Hardee County Tax
Collector's Office.
Parents can sigh in relief that
Main Street hasn't forgotten the
children! While mom and dad
enjoy the great food, upbeat
music and an antique-car dis-
play, their children will have a
blast at the bounce houses and


giant slides set up around the
park.
Saturday morning will have a
running start to a jam-packed
day, literally, as runners across
Hardee County prepare for the
annual Hillacious 10K Run.
The race will start and finish at
the Hardee Community Recre-
ation Complex on Altman
Road, north of the Hardee
Senior High School.
The race will begin at 8 a.m.,
and the three-mile fitness walk
See WEEKEND 3A


zero, even though some Re-
publican runners had already
dropped from the race. Three
local voters picked Duncan
Hunter, one marked a ballot for
Alan Keyes and 22 selected
Fred Thompson.
On the Democratic side, the
two front runners in Hardee
County were closer, separated
by only 50 votes. Hillary
Clinton garnered 830 votes to
John Edwards' 780, giving her
See STATEWIDE 2A





School



Vandals



Caught
By.CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two eighth graders who ad-
mitted to causing thousands of
dollars in damages last week to
Hardee County's new school
complex said they did so be-
cause they were "bored."
And because they could.
Jesus Juarez of Bowling
Green and Emanuel Chagolla of
Wauchula, both 15, reportedly
told sheriffs investigators they
planned their assault earlier in
the academic year but expanded
it when they found doors
unlocked and the alarm unset.
Yet it was the complex's 140
security cameras which proved
the pair's undoing.
Each boy now faces 29 crim-
inal charges, 28 of them felony
counts and one a misdemeanor
offense.
Both were booked into the
Hardee County Jail the same.
day their handiwork was dis-
covered. They were then trans-
ferred to the state Department
of Juvenile Justice's detention
center in Bartow.
Charges against them include
criminal mischief in excess of
$1,000, burglary, grand theft,
12 counts grand theft of a fire
extinguisher, 12 counts dis-
charging of a fire extinguisher,
trespassing on school grounds
and sending a false fire alarm.
The new campus, housing
Hardee Junior High School and
Hilltop Elementary School, is
located off U.S. 17 and Keeton
Road north of Wauchula. It was
built at a cost of $42 million. It
is the district's first new school
See VANDALS 3A


INDEX
Cri Bltter1 .... 0.08.
F01F24s. 72 57 0.00
01/25 70 47 0.00
01126 78 45 0.02
01/28 70 34 0.00,
01/29 76 34 0.0oo0
TOLU Rainfall to 01/29/08 1.03
Same period last year 1.51
Ten Year Average 58.45
Soure: Univ. of Fla. One Heearch Center

INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.......4C
Crime Blotter................ 6C
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living................2B
Obits..............................4A
Puzzles:.......................12A
Roundups......................5A
School Lunch Menus....6C



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City Picks Italian


Eatery As Tenant


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A well-known restaurant with
five locations in Bogota, Col-
umbia, is bringing its brand of
southern Italian cooking to
Wauchula.
At its special meeting on
Monday evening, the Wauchula
City Commission unanimously
selected Giovanni's as the new
tenant for Park Place, the reno-
vated old Cranford Building ad-
jacent to Main Street Heritage
Park.
The owners of Giovanni's are
Giovanni and Cielo Molinaro,
and their daughter Filomena
Atchley and her husband Terry.
The younger couple are both
employed locally, she as a
kindergarten teacher at Hilltop
Elementary School and he as


vice-president of operations for
Clear Springs Corp. in Bartow.
They will offer their support to
the Molinaros in their "spare"
time.
As they have gotten trained
managers for their three sit-
down and two fast-food restau-
rants in Columbia, the Molina-
ros have spent more and more
time in central Florida near
their daughter and two sons in
Lakeland and Brandon. They
have wanted to open a restau-
rant here and have finally seen
the opportunity.
They plan for a introductory
opening on March 1 and will
specialize in low-cost, home-
made food, which will include
burgers, sandwiches and lighter
fare for lunch and steaks and
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AARRRNNH! Wake Up!
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
If it had been a real alert it couldn't have worked any better.
For those Wauchulans roused from sleep about 6:30 Sunday
morning, that may be the only consolation.
The city's tornado-alert siren mounted atop the Historic City
Hall on East Main Street sounded its warning for about 15 min-
utes before it was stopped.
"The city apologizes for waking people up early Sunday
morning when the alarm went off. It was good and bad. We don't
want to cry wolf and have people learn to ignore it," said City
Manager Rick Giroux.
"The good thing is that it showed us the weak points of the
radio-control system, which was set up to be activated only
when the Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Wau-
chula," he explained.
Tested in November and December with two short blasts at
noontime, the system is "designed to protect lives." Apparently,
however, the system picked up tornado-warning signals for the
Tampa area, which had both tornado watches and warnings that
morning. The Wauchula system is only alerted for the more
severe, more imminent tornado warnings.
This "test" showed that more needed to be done to make the
system foolproof, and focused only on Wauchula and its imme-
diate surroundings.. "Our main goal is to protect lives, not irritate
people. We appreciate their understanding," concluded Giroux.


Cagolla


Juarez


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Graffiti: Fight It

Or Live With it

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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor gL



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P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


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Production Manager

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Asst. Prod. Manager_

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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HIT & RUN


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A man who ran a red light, striking a truck filled with passengers, ran from the scene on foot on Wednesday night of
last week, Wauchula police said. According to a report filed by Sgt. Chris Leconte, the crash occurred at 7:38 p.m.
at the intersection of U.S. 17 North and Oak Street. A 1992 Mercury registered to Rafael Lucas Garcia was speeding
as it headed north on the highway, Leconte alleged. At Oak Street, the car went through a red light and collided with
a 2004 Dodge truck that was westbound on Oak Street, he said. Neither the driver of the truck, Michael Liberty
Johnston, 26, of Wauchula, nor any of his six passengers were injured. A passenger in the car, however, stayed
behind and identified the driver as "Rafael" to police, giving the man's residence as Alamo Drive in Wauchula. The
driver was not located, Leconte noted.


K Kelly's Column
By Jim


Regular unleaded gasoline in Wauchula on Tuesday was $2.99
a gallon. That is better than it was the last couple of weeks but not
where it needs to be about a $1.99 gallon.
If gas prices stay about three bucks a gallon, more and more
Americans will be buying better fuel economy vehicles in the
future.

The Mitt Romney presidential campaign was the only one to
visit Hardee County this past year. One of his sons and family
drove a Mitt-Mobile and made a stop at Austin Growers in
Wauchula several months ago.

The Hardee Wildcat boys basketball team last Friday lost a
close hard-fought home game to Arcadia DeSoto.
The Wildcats have only eight players on the roster. Both teams
gave 100 percent effort. Hardee's big guy, Mark St. Fort, dominat-
ed the game at times for Hardee, but DeSoto had good ball pressure
and outside shooting to overcome a 10-point deficit.

Dan Dodrill, a luxury home builder irFort Myers who has
built a home along Horse Creek near-Obose Pond, said Lee County
issued 25,000 single family home building permits in 2005 and
then the housing downturn started. Several contractors were build-
ing many homes on speculation, and buyers were reselling homes
for big profits before they were completed. These speculators were
called "flippers."
Dodrill said there are now about 20,000 homes for sale in Lee
County and about 12,000 have never been lived in. Several con-
tractors have filed for bankruptcy. Prices for homes have dropped
significantly.

An article in mid-2007 in the Harbor Happenings (Charlotte
Harbor National Estuary Program) indicated Florida's population
was 18 million in 2005 and expected to double to 36 million by
2060.
An organization named 1000 Friends of Florida contracted
with UF's GeoPlan Center and a Georgia Tech growth/develop-
ment group and predicted big growth for (in order) Glades, Hardee,
DeSoto, Hendry, Osceola, Baker, Flagler and Santa Rosa counties.
About 7 million acres of Florida land will be converted from
rural to urban uses, including 2.7 million acres of existing agricul-
tural land and 2.7 million acres of native habitat.
The coastal areas and the 1-75 and 1-4 corridors are expected
to be fully developed and growth to spill over to rural counties like
Hardee.
However, a late 2007 article in the Lakeland Ledger indicated
Florida's growth is hampered by soaring costs of home ownership,
and some people are moving out of state.
Retiree John Cypherd left Florida for North Carolina and said,
"It's just not the place I originally moved to. You have overcrowd-
ed roads. The utilities are higher now. Taxes are unreasonable.
Everything in Florida is more expensive."
Conor Dougherty of the Wall Street Journal wrote that in 2006
Atlas Van Lines brought 6,700 families into Florida and took out
8,000 the first time it has moved more out than in.
School enrollment in Florida actually declined in 2006 from
the year before, the Ledger reported. In October the median price
for a Florida home was $231,900, some 64 percent more than five
years earlier. That brought higher taxes, and the hurricanes pushed
up property insurance rates.
A Life magazine ad in 1955 stated a family could put $35
down on a home and lot on Florida's east coast near Pompano
Beach. Total price was $4,950.
High costs encouraged Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to endorse
Amendment 1 which would increase homeowner property tax
exemption by another $25,000.
Meanwhile Dodrill told the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday
you can buy three-bedroom, two-bath homes in Lee County at
Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres for $99,000.

Vandalism and graffiti at the new school at Wauchula Hills.
Graffiti on bridges and buildings. This is a problem.


Here is a photo of a Progress Energy electrical substation
building east of Bowling Green that is covered with graffiti. These
people need to be stopped and punished.
Two eighth grade students were arrested for the school van-
dalism.


TENANT
Continued From 1A
other specialities for dinner.
They will be open from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m.
Filomena Atchley said her
parents have been involved in
the restaurant business for well
over 30 years, since she was a
child. As a teenager she worked
as a waitress and hostess. She
even went on to get a bachelor's
degree in hotel management but
found her first love was being a
teacher.
Giovanni Molinaro grew up
in a small town in Italy and
emigrated to Columbia where
he met his future wife Cielo. On
an extended visit to his home,
his mother instantly liked Cielo
and taught her many of the
Italian recipes her husband
liked. They opened their first
restaurant in Bogota and have
since expanded to operate five
of them.
Filomena Atchley said Tues-
day afternoon that her parents
were excited about being select-
ed to open a restaurant. They
will do most of the cooking on a
wood-burning brick oven as
soon as it can be installed and
properly vented. That kind of
cooking gives it a special fla-
vor, she said. Cielo Molinaro
does the cooking, making pasta,
sauces and breads from scratch,
using. fresh vegetables, cheeses
and other products.
The couple hope to work with
local vegetable growers to get
vegetables regularly. They hope
people will come in, enjoy their
meal and come back with their
children and grandchildren, es-
tablishing generational cus-
tomers like they have in
Columbia.
The restaurant will not serve
liquor, but will have coffee,
espresso, smoothies, and home-
made lasagna, canneloni, veal
and eggplant parmesan and
other southern Italian foods.
"Keep an eye out for our
opening," concluded Filomena
Atchley.


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in the real estate
section recently indicated
the sale of Cooper's
Wayside Flowers Inc. to
George and Shirley Fowler.
Actually, the $700,000 sale
was of the buildings and
offices adjacent and south
of Cooper's Wayside
Flowers, which remains
open under the same man-
agement.

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


STATEWIDE
Continued From 1A
about 40 percent of the totals to
his 37.
Statewide, however, Barack
Obama came in second to
Clinton, and Edwards third.
Here, Obama registered 363
votes for 17 percent.
Trailers were William Rich-
ardson III with 37 votes and
Joseph Biden Jr. with 34, both
at under two percent. Hovering
around one percent were Mike
Gravel with 27 votes, Christo-
pher Dodd with 16 and Dennis
Kucinich with 14.
No race could have been
closer here than the bid for tax
reform.
In fact, the total votes cast on
the proposed constitutional
amendment outnumbered those
for the presidential candidates,
meaning some local voters
nixed the,,presietial-'fray and
opted to mark only a 'yes' or a
"no."
There were 3,474 total votes
on the amendment. Republican
candidates drew 1,230 voters
and Democrats 2,101.
The amendment failed here,
but barely, with 1,717 voting
"yes," and 1,757 saying "no."
The resulting percentages could
not have been much narrower,
extending out to two decimal
points to catch the difference.
Those for the amendment
amounted to 49.42 percent of
the vote. Those against it fig-
ured out at 50.58 percent.
Statewide, the amendment
passed. It needed at least 60
percent of the vote, and it got 64
percent.


True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than any-
where else.
-Clarence Darrow

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Sun Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 6:08 pm
LoD: 10:54:00
Moon Dtafi -.
Rises: 2:51 amn
Sets: 1:10 pm
Major Times
7:00 aim-9:00 am
7:25 pm-9:25 pin
Minor Times
1:17 am-2:17 am
1:42 pm-2:42 pm
Prediction
Better
2/2/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 6:09 pm
LoD: 10:55:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:47 am
Sets: 1:59 pmin
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3:03 am-4:03 am
3:28 pm-4:28 pmi
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2/4/2008
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Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 6:10 pim
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Moon Data
Rises: 5:30 am
Sets: 3:52 pm


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2/5/2008
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Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 6:11 pm
LoD: 10:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:14 am
Sets: 4:53 pm
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10:33 am-12:33 pm
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4:50 am-5:50 am
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Good
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Sets: 6:12 pm


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in 25 years.
After two years of construc-
tion and an inaugural year of
operation without a single inci-
dent of vandalism or theft, the
alleged vandals changed that
overnight on Tuesday and
Wednesday of last week.
"It is easy, when nothing has
happened for a long time, for
folks to become complacent,"
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones said this week of the facts
the criminal investigation has
revealed.
"We are initiating a thorough
review of this incident as well
as a re-education of our staff to
ensure whatever lapses may
have occurred will not occur
again in the future," he added.
Jones said heading that inter-
nal review are Deputy Schools
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens
and Educational Facilities
Director Rob Krahl. They will
work along with campus ad-
ministrators, he said.
Meanwhile, School Board
Chairman Tanya Royal suggest-
ed at a board meeting last
Thursday that a task force be
created to study the incident
and develop prevention and
protection plans.
A full assessment of damage
costs is not yet in. Sheriffs
investigators have put an esti-
mate of between $15,000 and
$20,000 in their reports. Jones
said expenses are still coming.
Hardee Junior High School
buildings, which were the ones
to suffer the assault, have been
cleaned up and put back in ser-
vice, Jones said. He pointed to
the gymnasium as an example:
"We had a game there last night,
and you'd be hard-pressed to
tell anything had happened."
School administrators and
board members agreed.
Sheriffs investigators were



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA -568
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS,INC.,-
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE LUIS R. OROZCO, et al.,
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated December
19, 2007, entered in Case No. 25-
2007-CA-568 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Hardee County, Florida where-
in COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC. is the Plaintiff and JOSE LUIS
R. OROZCO AND
OROZCO, unknown spouse of
JOSE LUIS R. OROZCO, if mar-
ried; REYNA OROZCO; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE is/are
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at in
the City of Wauchula, Florida at
11:00 o'clock A.M., on
Wednesday, the 20th day of
February, 2008, the following
described property, as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment of
Forelosure Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lots 17,18, and 19 in Block
B, of BEST SUBDIVISION
OF THE NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, in City of Bowling
Green, Florida, as per Plat
recorded in Plat Book 4,
at Page 53, of the Public
S Records of Hardee
S County, Florida,
SDATED this 25th day of January,
S2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

GREGG S. AHRENS, ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard,
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134,
(350) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-


sons needing a special accomda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Court
(Administrator prior to the pro-
ceeding at (863) 534-4690. If hear-
ing impaired call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777 or 1(800) 955-8770 (V),via
Florida Relay Service.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
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recognized and applauded at
last Thursday night's School
Board meeting. School employ-
ees and facilities department
workers were commended as
well.
Maj. Claude Harris Jr.,
spokesman for the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office, said
three laptop computers and two
handheld two-way radios were
stolen, classrooms were ran-
sacked, the gymnasium floor
spray-painted and then covered
with fire extinguisher powder,
the auditorium spray-painted,
hallways urinated in,
chalk/white boards damaged,
door windows broken, fire
extinguishers discharged,
records strewn about, and exte-
rior brick walls spray-painted.
He alleged one of the boys
told detectives who interviewed
him that the two talked about
vandalizing the school on the
previous Friday night, but opted
for that Tuesday instead so it
would be "fresh."
The boys had seven cans of
spray paint with them when
they drove to the school, parked
in a grove on the west side, then
climbed the fence to gain
access.
Once inside the compound,
however, they discovered a
door to the auditorium propped
open with a chair. Tuesday,
Harris noted, had been a holi-
day for students but a work day
for teachers.
Other doors also were left
unlocked, and the boys alleged-
ly went inside the gym, the


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Continued From 1A


administrative offices, hallways
and several classrooms.
One said they were at the
school from about 10:30 Tues-
day night to 2 in the morning on
Wednesday.
Both came to school that
Wednesday morning, but
checked out early since students
were permitted to leave as
classes were disrupted.


They were identified as the
vandalism suspects as school
resource officer Dep. Beth
Sasser reviewed security cam-
era tapes with investigators and
teachers.
Both were arrested that day,
and both confessed to the
crimes, Harris said.
They claimed to be gang
members.


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cannot shirk this and be a man.
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will begin at 8:05. All pre-regis-
tered entrants will receive a T-
shirt and a goody bag. Entry
forms for the race can be picked
up at the YMCA or First
National Bank. The first 25 run-
ners to cross the finish line will
receive a commemorative
medallion.
After a long morning run,
folks can head on back to
Heritage Park for the last day
of the Grillin' & Chillin' on
Main event.
Starting at 10 a.m., the
YMCA youth dance team will
come entertain the public. The
Tiny Tumblers and the dance
and gymnastics teams will
show Hardee County their
moves until 3 p.m.
After all the flips and tricks
are performed, the local band


Final Cut will serenade the pub-
lic beginning at 11 a.m.
From 11 until noon will be
the People's Choice contest, in
which every participating bar-
becue team will serve up a
boston butt prepared in the pro's
own unique way. After all the
cookin' is finished, numbers
will be placed on each plate and
the public will taste the food for
$5 and vote on the best dish.
The winners of the People's
Choice Award will not only get
bragging rights till next year,
but will also split the pot!
Come on down this Friday
and Saturday and relax and
enjoy the beautiful Main Street
Heritage Park and the many
events for both you and your
family!


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4A The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


DEAN H. RICHARDSON
Dean H. Richardson, 90, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Tuesday,
January 22, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in Sand Springs, Okla.,
on Aug. 22, 1917, he came to
Hardee County in 1955. A
World War II veteran, he retired
from the U.S. Navy after 21
years of'service. He worked
with Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc for 19 years
and was a member of New
Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Doris Richardson of Zolfo
Springs; two daughters, Wilma
Richardson Shiver and husband
Pat of Fort Lonesome, and
Sharon Richardson Hall of
Zolfo Springs; a brother, Tom
Richardson of Mercer Island,
Wash.; a sister, Ann Richardson
Tutino of San Mateo, Calif.;
seven grandchildren, Stephen
Shiver, Becky Link, Deana
Norris, Betsy Highsmith, Jamie
Hall, David Shiver and Emily
Hall; and 10 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Saturday from
2 to 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist
Church, with services at 3 p.m.,
with the Rev. Albert Blum and
the Rev. Chris Bishop officiat-
ing. Interment with military
honors was at New Home
Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the
Gideons International, P.O. Box
140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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DEAN H.
RICHARDSON
Dean H. Richardson, 90, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Tues-
day, January 22, 2008, at
Sebring.
Born in Sand Springs,
Okla., on Aug. 22, 1917, he
came to Hardee County in
1955. A World War II veter-
an, he retired from the U.S.
Navy after 21 years of ser-
vice to his country. He
worked with Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc for
19 years and was a member
of New Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Doris Richardson of Zolfo
Springs; two daughters, Wil-
ma Richardson Shiver and
husband Pat of Fort Lone-
some, and Sharon Richard-
son Hall of Zolfo Springs,
widow of the late Dal Hall; a
brother, Tom Richardson of
Mercer Island, Wash.; a sis-
ter, Ann Richardson Tutino of
San Mateo, Calif.; seven
grandchildren, Stephen
Shiver, Becky Link, Deana
Norris, Betsy Highsmith,
Jamie Hall, David Shiver and
Emily Hall; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday
from 2 to 3 p.m. at New Hope
Baptist Church, with services
at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Albert
Blum and the Rev. Chris
Bishop officiating. Interment
with military honors was at
New Home Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to
the Gideons International,
P.O. Box 140800, Nashville,
TN 37214.



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SALLIE NAOMI KEMP
Sallie Naomi Kemp, 96, of
Lakeland, died Sunday, January
27, 2008, at Lakeland.
Born Jan. 5, 1912 in Enter-
prise, Ala., she had been a resi-
dent of Bowling Green for most
of her life. She was an- Elder
Care housekeeper and member
of the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Gene Kemp and two
brothers, Milford Cotton and
Benny Cotton.
Survivors include a son,
Timothy Ted Kemp of Las
Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Jac-
quelyn E. Kemp of Lakeland;
two sisters. Mary Ruth Moye of
Arcadia and Jennell Ward of
Wauchula; five grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) at 5-7 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services will be 7 p.m.
with the Rev. Jim Williams offi-
ciating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

BOBBY LEE SIMS SR.
Bobby Lee Sims Sr., 54, of
Fort Meade, died Tuesday,
January 22, 2008, at home.
Born Jan. 8, 1954 in Green-
ville, S.C., he came to Fort
Meade from Haines City in
1975. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran, worked as an electrician
for Associated Electric and was
of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Yvonne R. Sims of Fort Meade;
a son, Bobby Lee Sims Jr. of
Fort Meade; three -brothers,
Stephen Sims of Fort Meade,
and David Kyser and Danny
Kyser, both of Dundee; two sis-
ters, Beverly Kyser and Becky
Kyser, both of Dundee; and
seven grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from
10 to 11 a.m., followed by ser-
vices.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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Sallie Naomi Kemp, 96, of
Lakeland, died Sunday, Jan-
uary 27, 2008, at Lakeland.
Born Jan. 5, 1912 in Enter-
prise, Ala., she had been a
resident of Bowling Green
for most of her life. She was
an Elder Care housekeeper
and member of the First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
She was preceded in death
by a son, Gene Kemp and
two brothers, Milford Cotton
and Benny Cotton.
Survivors include a son,
Timothy Ted Kemp of Las
Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Jac-
quelyn E. Kemp of Lakeland;
two sisters. Mary Ruth Moye
of Arcadia and Jennell Ward
of Wauchula; five grandchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grand-
children.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) at 5-7 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services will be 7
p.m. with the Rev. Jim
Williams officiating.



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Obituaries


Letter To The Editor

Gulf Coast Alzheimer's Association

Serves Hardee, 16 Other Counties


BETTY G. KELLER
Betty G. Keller, 72, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, January
27, 2008, at her home.
Born Dec. 26, 1935, she was
a native of Fort Meade and had
managed the high school cafe-
teria for 22 years. She was a
member of First Church of God.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Frank Keller.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James "Jimmie" Keller of
Fort Meade; two sons, Jim
*Keller and wife Denise of
Winter Haven, and John Keller
and wife Carol of Lakeland; a
daughter, Dorothy Kelly of Fort
Meade; three sisters, Effie Mae
Goodrich of Fort Meade, Mattie
Smith of Lakeland and Marie
Anderson of Fort Meade; eight
grandchildren, Tim Keller,
Larry Kelly and Sara Kelly all
of Fort Meade, Lisa Harder and
Brian Ring of Bartow, and
Andy Baggett, Tommy Keller
and Katie Keller of Lakeland;
and three great-grandchildren.
The family received friends
on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the funeral home. Services
are today (Thursday) at 11 a.m.
at the First Church of God, 215
S. Perry Ave., Fort Meade.
Interment will be at Pleasant
Grove Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


ALICE GAIL CARLTON
Alice Gail Carlton, 71, of
Blairsville, Ga., and formerly
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
January 4, 2008 at her home.
Born Nov. 6, 1936 in Tower
City, Pa., to Richard Jeremiah
and Elma Katura Carl Paul, she
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Blairsville.
She was preceded in death by
her parents.
Survivors include her hus-
band Tom Carlton of Blairs-
ville, Ga.; six sons, Mike
Morgan of Arlington, Texas,
Thom Morgan of Greensboro,
Ga., Steve Carlton of Orlando,
Rev. Dr. Jeff Morgan of
Barnesville, Ga., Mark Carlton
of Washington's Crossing, Pa.
and Todd Carlton of Winston-
Salem, N.C.; a daughter, Paula
Carroll of Winter Springs; two
sisters, Shirley Earnest of
Elizabethtown, Pa. and Betty
Grabbe of Harrisburg, Pa.; a
brother, Rich Paul of Temecula,
Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends at the First Baptist
Church of Blairsville for one
hour prior to the 11 a.m. ser-
vices with Dr. Fred Lodge, Rev.
Dr. Jeff Morgan and Minister
Debbie Weisemann officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
may be send to First Baptist
Church of Blairsville Benovo-
lence fund, Emory University
ALS Center, the Muscular
Distrophy Association or to
Regency Hospice.
Cochran Funeral Home
and Crematory
Blairsville, Ga.


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JESSEBON "JESSE" G.
GERARD,
Jessebon "Jesse" G. Ger-
ard, 20, of Wauchula, died
Friday, January 25, 2008 in
Lakeland.
Born July 11, 1987 in Avon
Park, he was an auto body
mechanic.
He is survived by his moth-
er, Marcia Lemus, of Balti-
more, Md.; a sister, Rebecca;
grandparents Sonny "Papa"
and Annie "Nan" Henegar of
Wauchula; aunts and uncles,
Dennis and Mitzi Powell of
Bowling Green; Teresa Ro-
land of Tampa, and Amy and
John Valenta of Marianna;
great-aunts and great-uncles
Fred and Ruth Hammermeis-


pass away before their loved
one with Alzheimer's disease
because they don't have needed
support and they do not take
time to care for themselves.
It is important to note that
there are resources in the com-
munity that can assist those
with Alzheimer's disease and
their caregivers today!
The Alzheimer's Associa-
tion-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
exists to provide a support sys-
tem for those affected by
Alzheimer's disease or a related
disorder. Services provided
include a 24-hour helpline, sup-
port groups, respite care assis-
tance, caregiver trainings and
resource materials, and Safe
Return, a national wanderer's
identification program.
Call the Alzheimer's
Association-Florida Gulf Coast
Chapter today at 1-800-772-
8672 and ask for information


specific to your caregiving:
needs, schedule a care consulta-
tion with a program specialist,
or find a support group in your
neighborhood. There are no
fees for these services.
There are an estimated
177,000 cases of persons living
with Alzheimer's disease in the.
17-county Florida Gulf Coast
region served by the Alz-
heimer's Association-Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter.
The chapter serves 17 coun-
ties through 10 office locations:
Charlotte, Citrus, Collier,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Hernando, Highlands,
Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee,
Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota,
and Sumter counties.

Gloria J.T. Smith
President/CEO
727-578-2558
smithg@alzflgulf.org :


Dear Editor:
The holidays created a busy
time for the Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation-Florida Gulf Coast
Chapter, but not in the way one
would typically expect.
The holiday season brought
many family members on their
annual visit to their parents and
grandparents Florida homes.
It's these visits when many
family members witness a dra-
matic change in the behavior
and memory of their loved ones
from their time here last holiday
season. It is most likely a time
when they may also see a
decline in the emotional and
physical health of the caregiver.
If you have a family member
or you are sharing the chal-
lenges of caring for someone
with dementia, please don't
delay accessing support. Re-
search indicates that 65 percent
of caregivers over the age of 65


JESSEBON "JESSE" G.
GERARD
Jessebon "Jesse" G. Gerard,
20, of Wauchula, died Friday,
January 25, 2008 in Lakeland.
Born July 11, 1987 in Avon
Park, he was an auto body
mechanic.
He is survived by his mother,
Marcia Lemus, of Baltimore,
Md.; a sister, Rebecca; grand-
parents Sonny and Annie Hene-
gar of Wauchula; aunts and
uncles, Dennis and Mitzi
Powell of Bowling Green;
Teresa Roland of Tampa, and
Amy and John Valenta of
Marianna; great-aunts and
great-uncles, Fred and Ruth
Hammermeister of Wauchula,
and Ronnie and Pat Driskell of
Wauchula; and 11 cousins.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home with Jason Del-
gado officiating. Interment will
follow in Lake Dale Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

NANCY ARTZ STETLER
Nancy Artz Stetler, 86, of
Sebring, died Tuesday, January
22, 2008, in Lakeylacid.
Born May 19, 121, in Skull-
bone, Tefihi. to George W. and
Ada E. (Knott) Akin, she had
been a resident of Sebring since
1988, coming from Wauchula.
She was a homemaker and a
member of Heartland Christian
Church in Sebring.
Survivors are her daughters
Linda Artz and Denise White-
hurst, both of Sebring; sons
Michael and wife Joann Artz of
St. Augustine and David and
wife Darlene Artz of Frost-
proof; grandchildren Vaylor
Trucks, Melody Dugger, Evan
Artz, Hans and Nathan Bolding,
Anitra Artz, Dwyn Artz, Jean-
ette Bronson, Patricia Cook,
and Brittany, Sydney and
Cassidy Whitehurst; and 12
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held
at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at
Heartland Christian Church of
Sebring with the Rev. Ted
Moore officiating.
Memorial donations may be
sent to the National Alzheim-
er's Foundation.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring


"They were


wonderful".

We hear kind words
consistently. We're proud
that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very
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Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman


We're in that transition time again, this time from winter to
spring sports.
Girls and boys soccer have finished up their district playoffs
and their athletes are going on to spring sports.
The girls basketball team was in playoffs this week at Sarasota
Booker, the final games for seniors Paige Avery, Gloria Solis and
Andrea "Drea" Parkinson.
Boys basketball hosted Senior Night against Okeechoee on
Tuesday night and prepares now for the district playoffs in
Palmetto. They will play against Avon Park next Tuesday. The Red
Devils and Wildcats split games this season, each winning on the
home court.
Coach Howard White of Bethune-Cookman College was on
hand on Friday night to watch the thrilling game against district
top-seed DeSoto. White got a good view of what Hardee's "twin
towers" Mark St. Fort and Arnold Louis can do. Louis scored 25
and St. Fort added an uncharacteristic 13 but numerous rebounds.
Girls weightlifting has its final event, the Travis Todd Invita-
tional at Avon Park today (Thursday). Adilene Macedo, Samantha
Hagans and Marissa Shivers all did well in sectionals against a
huge group of opponents. All scored in the top 10 but none
advanced to states.

Spring sports are already getting under way. Girls softball is in
a pre-season tournament at Arcadia on Tuesday and today (Thurs-
day). There is a 100-inning game on Saturday at the Recreation
Complex just north of the high school. Stop out and sponsor an,,
inning and give-the girls your support;.
Boys baseball will be involved in a pair of pre-season tourna-
ments in the next two weeks. Both are in Lake Wales, the Diamond
Classic next week and the Highlander Tournament the following
week. The regular season starts Feb. 19.
Boys weightlifting and girls and boys track don't start until
March. Tennis girls and boys start in mid-February.

As far as youth sports, there has been difficulty getting all the
scores. At least one game a week is missing from the regular score-
books. In order to be accurate about the standings, it's important to
have scores from all the games. Coaches and scorekeepers, help me
out here, so I can do a good job for you.

About 200 fall athletes were honored at the sports award cere-
monies last Wednesday. Pictures and information are available
elsewhere in this issue.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this
biweekly column. The weekly sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.,
except of course for Friday or weekend events, which are due by
noon Monday in order to get in that week's paper. Also, news will
be included as soon as time and space allows.



The Heral d
Advocater
Hardee -t'sHometown Coverag
PR TES PULSHR


Locally Family Owned & Operated


ter of Wauchula, and Ronnie
and Pat Driskell of Wauchula;
and 11 cousins.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home with Jason Del-
gado officiating. Interment
will follow in Lake Dale
Cemetery.

Brant Funeral
Chapel
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January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Fishing

Seasons

Open/Close
The "recreational harvest sea-
son for spotted seatrout in
North Florida will close for one
month beginning tomorrow
(Friday) to help maintain the
fish's abundance. The sport har-
vest season for Atlantic snook
will reopen on the same date.
The harvest and possession of
spotted seatrout is prohibited
from Feb. 1 through Feb. 29 in
all waters north of the Flagler-
Volusia county line in the
Atlantic and north of a line run-
ning due west from the western-
most point of Fred Howard
Park Causeway, which is about
1.17 miles south of the
Pinellas/Pasco county line in
the Gulf.

A man's country is not a cer-
tain area of land, of moun-
tains, rivers, and woods, but
it is a principle; and patriot-
ism is loyalty to that princi-
ple.
-George William Curtis






Donate/Bake For
Child's Benefit
A benefit yard and bake
sale is being planned for
Saturday, Feb. 9 at North-
side Baptist Church from 7
a.m. to noon to help little
Jaelyn Rogers and her fami-
ly in their battle against her
brain cancer.
The event is sponsored by
the Hardee County Fire-
Rescue Family Auxiliary but
all donations of yard sale
items and baked goods are
welcome. If you can help,
call Jennifer Cole at 773-
6604 or cell 954-448-4256.

Health Fair
Held Today
A community health fair is
held at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center today
(Thursday) from 8 to11 a.m.
It will include vendors, health
screenings and information
on various aspects of well-,.
ness.
The event is sponsored by
H.O.P.E. of Hardee, Florida
Hospital-Wauchula and the
Hardee County Council on
Aging Inc. For more informa-
tion, call Sara Rosenbaum at
863-386-6476.

Pre-Register For
Citrus School
Pre-registration is required
for the annual citrus produc-
tion school which will be held
in Arcadia on three consecu-
tive Tuesdays in February.
The Feb. 5 and 12 meetings
are at Turner Exhibition Hall
and the third at South
Florida Community College.
Sessions last from 7 to 9
p.m. and will be on canker,
greening and citrus nutrition.
Registration is $25 and
included .pontinuinrg educa-
tion units: in restricted: use
pesticide,, for private and' ag
tree crop categories and cer-
tified crop advisors licenses.
For more information, call
the Extension Service at
773-2164.

3 Driver's Ed
Courses Set
South Florida Community
College, 22986 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green, has
scheduled three classes for
new and experienced dri-
vers. Each requires pre-reg-
istration and fees, by calling
773-2252 ext. 7392 or 7153
or stopping by the college.
The 12-hour Advanced
Driver Improvement class for
drivers seeking to reinstate
their licenses or ordered by
the court is 6 to 10 p.m. on
Feb. 12 to 14. The Alcohol


Drug Accident Prevention
Training (ADAPT) course for
first-time driver applications
and Safe Driving Accident
Prevention Program for dri-
vers who received a citation
Will both be held on Feb. 16
frbm 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

School Board
Meeting Monday
A special School Board
meeting on insurance has
been set for Monday at 9:30
a.m.
The Board will meet at its
boardroom at 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula. Everyone is
welcome.


All other areas in Florida
remain open to the recreational
harvest of spotted seatrout.
The recreational harvest sea-
son for snook reopens tomor-
row in Florida's Atlantic coastal
and inland waters, including
Lake Okeechobee and the
Kissimmee River. Anglers may
keep one snook between 28-32
inches total length per day from
these waters.
Licensed saltwater anglers
must purchase a $2 permit to
harvest snook. Snatch-hooking
and spearing snook are prohib-
ited, and it is illegal to buy or
sell snook. Snook regulations
also apply in federal waters.
The harvest of snook remains
closed in all of Florida's Gulf of
Mexico, Everglades National
Park and Monroe County
coastal and inland waters until
March 1.


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2006 Chevy Tahoe Z71 4x4
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4
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2007 Saturn Ion
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2007 Chevy Tahoe LS
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT
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6A The Herald-AdvoiatU. jaiumar .31. 2008


Fall Athletes Reap


Rewards


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It took a bit of maneuvering,
but a date to present fall sports
awards to hard-working athletes
was finally arranged.
The award ceremonies began
in the auditorium last Wednes-
day evening and broke, into
groups for the particular sports
each athlete played during the
August-through-November sea-
son.
For the convenience of lend-
ers, the awards are also broken
down into sports.

SPECIALFOOTBALL
AWARDS
A half dozen special awards
,were presented .to outstanding
contributors toothe success of
the. 2007-08 football tearr.
STight end/defensive back
; inel Virgile is slated to receive
:'thieL. Dale ."Dooley" Carlton
-Memorial Award bu't Virgiled
,was injured in ?an accident over
the holidays arid still recuperat-
ing. Carlton was an announcer
for the Wildcat football team
for many years and was a foot-
ball coach during the 1940s.
The award recognizes outstand-
ing leadership and dedication in
the sport of football'
Next was the Caleb Skitka
Award, presented to Wade
Mahoney'by former head coach
Derren .Bryan, whdo instituted
the award in memory of the
senior who died in an accident
just before graduation in 2001.
'Skitka was a four-year starter
on both offense and defense and
displayed "extreme dedic'tfion,
courage and pursuit of excel-


lence in the game of life and
football." The award recognizes
an individual who exemplifies
these qualities.
Brandon Sellers presented (he
Coach Bob .Martin award for
outstanding citizenship, aca-
demic achievement and leader-
ship to offensive back/line-
backer Jayquan Gandy. Martin,
who was Sellers' grandfather,
coached at Hardee for 17 win-
ning seasons and was the fifth
most winning coach in Florida
high school history, He led the
Wildcats to the runner-up posi-
tion in the 1995 state champi-
onship'gane.
Lineman Tyler Bumby re-
ceived, the Key Club's Charles
C. ahd William B. Dickey out-
* stafiding lineman award pre-
sented by Coach Steve Rewis.
The award honors the pair of
former Wildcats who were
* "outstanding in attaining the
goal's "for which Key Club
strives." Charles Dickey Went
to West Point where he later
served as an instructor before
giving his life in the Vietnam
conflict. Bill Dickey perished in
a parachuting accident while
attending the Citadel.
Tailback Jimmy Cimeus was
'awarded: the Martin ",Roberts
award : for* dedication and
achievement in the -sport of
football. Shelby Durrance rep-
resented the family in making
.thelaward. Roberts was a loyal
Wildcat supporter for many
years and the award was estab-
lished in his memory.
.End Kris Rossman accepted
the Luther Colbert Football
Sportsmanship Award from


Herald-Advocate Publisher Jim
Kelly. The award is in memory
of the long-time sports writer
for whom the press box at
Wildcat Stadium is named.

OTHER FOOTBALL
AWARDS
Head coach Tim Price and his
assistants also had a host of
awards, letters and certificates
for many of their players.
Jimmy Cimeus was awarded
the Most Valuable Offensive
Player award. David Newcomb
took the Most Valuable Defen-
sive Player award and Jordan
Grimsley claimed the Most
Valuable Special Teams Player
award.
Cimeus and Jayquan Gandy
were the only two-year players
to receive three-year awards.
Awarded two-year awards
were seniors Wade Mahoney,
Onel Virgile, Grimsley, Gerardo
Villegas, Jason Jester, Joseph
Barton, Tyrone Pace, Tyler
Bumby, Eddie Hunt and Kris
Rossman, along with juniors
David Newcomb, Alex Lanier,
Postene Louisjeune and Logan
Thomas and soph Esayi
Youyoute.
First-year awards went to
senior Jose Castaneda; juniors
Juan Salazar, Charlie Powell,
Skylar Alden, Michael McTaw,
Devante Carter, Nolan Neu-
hauser, Damien Richards,
Lance Mason, Brett Tyson,
Jordan Baker and Carlos
Ramirez; and sophs Kelsheem
White, Antjuan Jones, Conner
Davis, Tyler Alden, Dalton Farr
and Nick Battles; and freshman
Jarrius Lindsey.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
A dozen players received special football awards; (kneeling, from left) manager
Rodney Spinks, Jason Jester, Joe Barton, Jimmy Cimeus and Jayquan Gandy; (stand-
ing) Wade Mahoney, Jordan Grimsley, Gerardo Villegas, Kris Rossman, Tyler Bumby,
Eddie Hunt and Jose Castaneda.


SWIMMING
The 2007 swim team had suc-
cess in a district champion and
a dozen swimmersadvanced to
the Region 5 competition.
Coaches Dick Daggett and
Jan Brutus presented a variety
of awards, including four-year
awards to seniors Sean
McCandless and Sarah Ezelle.
The -most valuable- swimmer
awards went to sophomore Josh
Rickett, who was the Dstrict 5
champion in the 100-yard but-
terfly and junior Kaitlin Justice.
Getting awards for being
regional qualifiers were Tyler
Robertson, Joe Porter, Dylan
Justice, Chris Reid, Dusty
Spears, Bradley Adcox,
Sheldon Hartman, Lee Cortez,
Kate Krause, Brittany Wiggins,
Kaitlin Justice and Rickett.
Soph Jacob Willis was the
boys' most improved swimmer
and classmate Heather Kouns
received it for the girls. The
captains awards went to
McCandless and Wiggins, who
were chosen by their teammates
to lead them this year.
The Coaches' awards went to
freshman Kyle Bodeck and jun-
ior Katie Jernigan. The State
Farm Sportsmanship awards
went to Spears for the boys and
Wiggins for the girls. The rook-
ie swimmer awards went to
freshmen Dylan Justice and
Krause. Adcox was most valu-
able diver and Hartman most
improved diver.
Three-year awards went to
Porter, Reid, Spears, Jernigan,
Tyler Robertson, Kaitlin Jus-
tice, Katiana Pesquera, Wig-
gins, Adcox and Hartman.
Two-year awards went to
Samantha Cowart, Chelsea
Goolsby, Isaac Vasquez, Kouns,
Willis and Rickett.
First-year awards went to
Dylan Justice, Bodeck, Cort-
ez, Brian Hagans, Thomas Hog-
enauer, Josh Rodgers, Kaitlyn
Kennedy, Kyndall Robertson,
Ashley Smith and Krause.

CROSS COUNTRY
Coach Don Trew presented a
host of awards to both girls and
boys cross country runners,
many with their best times
embossed on the award.
Senior runner Gilberto
Gutierrez, whwvent through
regionalsmand to ktate this year,
took the boys Most Valuable
Runner Award. He also claimed
the Captains Award and a two-
year award.
Another senior, Luis Reyes,
also went to regionals. Carrying
a 4.07 grade point average, he
easily, won the Scholar/Athlete
award. The Coaches award
went to senior Pete Solis. Junior


Juan Rodriguez took the Most
Improved runner award and
sophomore Murad Ottallah was
awarded the Rookie Of The
Year award.
Michael Torres received a let-
ter, Qttallah, Solis and Jean
Frenot first-year awards and
Gutierrez, Reyes and Rodriguez
the two-year awards.
For the girls, junior Edith
Leon, the only one to go to
regionals, earned the Most


Valuable Runner award and the
Captains award. Soph
Guadalupe Flores accepted the
Most Improved Runner award,
soph Laura Galvan the Coaches
Award and freshman Lindy
Rossman the Rookie Of The
Year award.
Leon, Galvan and soph
Briana Aguila received two-
year awards, Rossman, Flores
and Alma Alverez letters and
Nancy Conejo a certificate


See Fall Athletes Page 7A


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Coach Steve Rewis presented the Charles C. and William
B. Dickey award to Tyler Bumby.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Defensive coordinator John Sharp presented the Most
Valuable Defensive Player award to David Newcomb.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Former Wildcat coach Derren Bryan presented the Caleb PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Skitka award to Wade Mahoney. Brandon Sellers presented the Bob Martin award, named
for his grandfather, to Jayquan Gandy.


COURTESY PHOTO PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Publisher Jim Kelly presented the Luther Colbert award The Most Valuable Offensive Player award, presented by
to Kris Rossman. Coach Steve Rewis, went to Jimmy Cimeus.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Shelby Durrance represented her family in presenting
the Martin Roberts Award to Jimmy Cimeus.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Jordan Grimsley received the Special Teams Player
award from Coach David Mahoney






January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Fall Athletes Reap Rewards


VOLLEYBALL
Coach Ken Leupold present-
ed a variety of awards.
Junior Krystin Robertson
claimed the Most Valuable
Player award, leading the team
in kills and returns. Seniors
Marissa Hall and Amber


Steedley shared the Defensive
Player Award. Junior Kember
Townsend had the Offensive
Player Award.
Senior Megan White, who
came off the bench to record
numerous serves, earned the
Serving Sensation Award. The


Steedley, Townsend and White.
First-year awards went to
Chelsey Steedley, Marissa
Shivers, Lacey Garza, Mahoney
and Rogers.
GOLF
Coaches George Heine and
Byron Jarnagin presented the
golf team awards.
Heine gave out a handful of
special awards, many to senior


Kaleb Saunders, who received a
School Record Award for his
round of five-under-par 31. He
also had the low stroke average
of 36.5 for the season and was
the Most-Improved player.
Fellow seniors Kyle Cobb
and James Olliff joined Saun-
ders in receiving the Coaches'
Award.
Saunders and Cobb received
four-year awards, while three-


year awards went to Olliff, Ben
Krause, Jake Crews and Brek
McClenithan and freshman
Taylor Barlow got a one-year
award.
On the girls side of the
ledger, the Most Improved
Player Award went to freshman
Kara Norris. Nicole Bromley
had a one-year award and
Ciarra Chancey a two-year
award.


Most-Improved Player award
went to sophomore Katie
Rogers and Coaches' Award to
freshman Eryn Mahoney.
Hall was the only three-year
varsity player. Secofid-year let-
tors went to Robertson, Amber


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
These girls took home a variety of awards. From left (in front row) are Megan White,
Marissa Shivers, Amber Steedley, Chelsea Steedley and Lacey Garza; (in back) Katie
Rogers, Eryn Mahoney, Kember Townsend, Krystin Robertson and Marissa Hall.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Girls getting golf awards were (from left) Nicole Bromley, Ciarra Chancey and Kara
Norris.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
On hand to receive swim team awards were (first row, from left) Jake Willis, Katie PHOTO BY ALEX GLLAR
Jernigan; Brittany Wiggins, Kaitlin Justice, Heather Kouns and Bradley Adcox; (middle PHOTO BY ALEX G/LLIARD
row) Coach Jan Brutus, Katiana Pesquera, Kyndall Robertson, Sarah Ezelle, Dusty Boys getting golf awards were (from left) Brek McClenithan, Kyle Cobb, Kaleb
Spears, Tyler Robertson, Lee Cortez and Coach Dick Daggett; (back row) Ashley Smith, Saunders and Ben Krause; missing James Olliff, Jake Crews and Taylor Barlow.
Isaac Vasquez, Joe Porter, Sheldon Hartman and Josh Rickett; missing, Kaitlyn
Kennedy, Dylan Justice, Kyle Bodeck, Kate Krause and Sean McCandless.


Bingo
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The American Cancer Soci-
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lephone (8637 55*6


Night C
week as local residents play
bingo for a cause.
To raise money for the 10th
annual Relay For Life event, the
Hardee County Tax Collector's
Office will be hosting its fifth
annual bingo night.
The game will be played next
Thursday at the Elks Lodge on
West Main Street in Wauchula.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.,
and earlybirds can arrive at
6:30. Bingo will begin at 7.
There will be door prizes, a
50/50 drawing, bingo and bar-
becue catered by Smokin' Joes
BBQ. Offerings will include
pulled-pork platters, a variety
of homemade desserts, chili and
hot dogs.
The public is encouraged to
come and support Relay For
Life and have a 'fun time play-


'oming
ing bingo.
Bingo night is not just for
diehard bingo fans, but also for
folks who have never played
before! There will be people at
the event who will be happy to
show you how to play.
Door prizes are donated by
the following companies: Mo-
saic, PhosChem, The Outback,
Crown Ford, Nicholas' Family
Restaurant, Granny Graham's,
The Bread Board, Graham's In-
come Tax Service, Bingo Es-
cape, English Chevrolet, Wal-
Mart, Java Caf6, Cliff's Wreck-
er Service, Hill's Auto World,
Subway and Pizza Hut.
The annual bingo night will
be a perfect night to bring your
friends and family to have fun,
win prizes, eat treats and sup-
port a good cause.


Also Specializing In:
Jewelry Ammo Electronics Tools *
Musical Instruments & More!


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PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Cross country awards went to (seated, from left) Gilberto Gutierrez, Michael Torres,
Luis Reyes, Pete Solis and Jean Frenot; (back) Lindy Rossman, Nancy Conejo,
Guadalupe Flores, Alma Alvarez, Laura Galvan, Briana Aguila and Murad Ottallah; miss-
ing are Edith Leon and Juan Rodriguez.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2007-13
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2001-2; AMENDING COMMER-
CIAL AND RESIDENTIAL WATER RATES; AMENDING COMMERCIAL AND
RESIDENTIAL SEWER RATES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING.
The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the Special Commission
Meeting on February 11, 2008 at 4:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs
Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The ordi-
nance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular work-
ing hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respectrto
the proposed ordinance.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal it to be based, per
Florida Statute 286-0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with
a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-0405,
Fax (863) 735-1684.
George Neel, Mayor
Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk
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This cutie was picked up as a stray.
He is a black-and-white terrier in need of a good home.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


HARDEE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
VALENTINE'S DAY DELIVERIES
Hardee Senior High School is ONLY accepting
deliveries on Valentine's Day, February 14th,
from FLORISTS! We WILL NOT
accept deliveries from anyone else!
Please also keep in mind that they are only
dropping off flowers until 12 noon February 14,
2008.
Please DO NOT bring flowers or any other gifts
to the auditorium!! THEY WILL NOT BE
TAKEN! !!!
Thank You in advance
HHS Student Council
&


Jamie Rewis
Student Council Advisor


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10A The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


3 Soccer Boys Nominated For All-State


Hazel Johnson Honored At


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's a fitting end to a soccer
season.
Coach Ron Kline learned
Monday that three of his play-
ers have been nominated for the
Class 4-A All-State Soccer
Team.
Kline attended the District 12
meeting with other coaches
from Polk, Hardee, Highlands
and DeSoto counties. There, he
was pleased that several of the
other coaches voted to name
Wildcats Jose Castaneda,
Roman Alveraz and Luis Reyes
for consideration among the
top-notch players in Classes 2A
to 6A.
Castaneda, who has played
both defense and offense, was
named as a defender. Alvarez is
a junior named as a midfielder
and Reyes is a senior named as
a striker or forward.
The nominations took some
of the sting out of the Wildcats'
loss in the District 10 playoffs
last week at Sebring. Hardee
won the opening game 2-1 in
double-overtime over friendly
rival DeSoto, but had to come
back the next night and face
top-seed Palmetto, losing 2-1.
In the opening night game,
Hardee and DeSoto squared off
once again. Hardee had beaten
DeSoto by one goal in both reg-
ular-season games. In this one2
after a defensive first half, soph
Christian Avila took a "nice
kick from 35-40 yards out. The
goalie dropped it and we rushed


the goal. The ball bounced
around and spun, came outside
the box and spun out again.
Both soph Ivan Narvaez and
Reyes were on the spot and it
was hard to tell which one put it
back in.
DeSoto came back to get a
score and tie the game to send it
into a 10-minute scoreless over-
time. In the second overtime,
Reyes got the shot to win the
game.
Hardee wasn't warmed up
when Palmetto scored a pair of
early seeing-eye goals, which
found their way through the
crowd blocking out the goalie
and getting it into the hole. "We
were slow to get into position
and they took advantage, the
second time on a header," re-
ported Kline.
Narvaez missed a good shot,
a soft.touch which was swiped
away before getting in the goal.
Hardee had luck early in the
second half. Five minutes in
Castaneda took a shot which
went in. But one by Alvarez
was called back on an offsides
goal. Narvaez missed another.
A shot by Reyes hit the left side
post and shook it and the net but
bounced off. "It was that close.
We kept trying. The goalie kept
them in the game with his 50- to
60-yard kicks.
"The head referee said it was
the best game he has seen all
year and he does Class 6A and
down. We outshot them at least
eight to four in the second half.
We got pepped up at halftime


and outplayed them," said
Kline as junior right halfback
Sofio Arroyo and junior goalie
Efrain Ruiz agreed. "We were
far more physical and better
than them in the second half,
but we made two mistakes early
and it cost us," the players said.
Kline went on to talk about
his hopes for next season. "We
had a great season and I'm
encouraged by the play of our
upperclassmen who will be
back next year. I expect Jorge
Duarte back and Francisco
Rivera, they will be a junior and
senior respectively. Sofio, Ruiz
and Eliseo Diaz will all be
seniors, too.
"Sophs Ivan Narvaez, Martin
Vega and Chrisian Avila, and
freshman Saloman Maldonado
have improved tremendously.
Junior Roman Alvarez is one of
the. most unselfish players. He's
a happy warrior, never com-
plains, but he's the glue to keep
us together. He will pass to a
kid with a better shot rather
than taking one for himself,"
said Kline.
He noted also the good
grades of Vega with a 3.6 grade
point average taking honors
classes, as well Emidio Macedo
Narvaez with good academics.
Seniors Adam Juarez, Reyes
and Castaneda are getting some
college looks, perhaps from
Florida Southern or Pasco or
South Florida community col-
leges.


Peace Valley
By JEAN KELLY property ar
For The Herald-Advocate for one
Peace Valley Camp Meeting immediatel
began in Bowling Green in Peace Va
1952 and established its board still has the
of directors in 1953. The mem- once a yeal
bers and board established their annual'"Ca
facility at the corner of County day series
Line Road and Mason Dixon lowship, pr
Avenue in Bowling Green three The presto
blocks west of U.S. 17. consists of
The original board members president;
were S.F. Andrews, president; of the boa
Rev. H.G. Cowan, vice presi- ron, secre
dent and pastor of Bowling
Green Methodist Church; Ruth
Cliett, secretary; B.J. Johnson
(Hazel's husband), treasurer;
and Mary Alford, T.S. McGill,
Otis Bryant, Lamar Albritton,
Luther Bryan, Traz Bryan,
Clifford Smith, Mrs. A. Delille,
Glenn Baggett, Eston Harward,
and Earl Garrett.
Mrs. Johnson was added to
the board in 1958. She is the
last of the 1958 board members
remaining on the board.
In 1991 Johnny and Gayle
Parker were looking for a facil-
ity to establish their ministry of
helping people with substance
abuse. It is now Caring People -
Ministries, started in 1995. The )
members and board of Peace
Valley Camp Meeting stepped
up with an offer that met their
needs.
They offered the use of their
facilities to Caring People Caring P
Ministries and in 2002 sold the. Hazel Jot


Camp
id buildings to them
dollar, which was
y donated back.
alley Camp Meeting
e use of the facilities
r in January for their
amp Meeting," a 10-
of Bible studies, fel-
eaching and singing.
ent board of directors
f Rev. Larry Evans,
Joe Smith, chairman
.rd; Claudeene Her-
tary; Ron Herron,


Meeting
treasurer; and Ken Osborne,
Richard Yates, Delilah Shepard
and Jean Bryan.
Caring People Ministries has
ministered to over 1,000 wo-
men from the U.S. and various
parts of the world since its
beginning. It is Christian-based
and receives no state or federal.
funding. Gayle Parker passed
away in 2006.
Caring People Ministries cur-
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By Rick Leland
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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!
I wouldn't ordinarily do this . ask for help. I mean, because
I can't reciprocate, and I'm a big advocate, of the "one good turn
deserves another" philosophy.
But I'm not doing this for mr- -o I hope that makes it OK.
I ju$t called a company I worked for years ago. I tend to get
attached to people, especially people I work with. Once you spend
day after day with them, week after week for years, you miss them
when they're not around. This is why I made the phone call. I have
always called. I call once a year or so, and have since 1994 when I
quit and opened my own business.
Anyway, I went down the list of co-employees from the past,
and most of them had moved on. There were few familiar names
still working there. I saved the best for last, and finally asked for
Allen. A strange voice informed me that he was ... on medical
leave."
"Whad'ya mean, on medical leave?"
This was Allen we were talking about. Allen never got sick. .
not sick enough to be "on medical leave."
"Can you hold on a minute?"
I waited, listening to silence, and finally a familiar voice
picked up and the owner of the company explained to me that Allen
had cancer and they didn't know when he'd be back. We made small
talk for several minutes and then I hung up. But to be perfectly hon-
est, Allen didn't leave my mind for the rest of the day.
It's hard to describe Allen, but most everyone knows someone
like him: good as gold, would give you the shirt off his back if he
thought you needed it. Always had a smile on his face, and when
he did get mad, he got mad like a gentleman and "protested strong-
ly."
One of my most vivid memories of Allen has to be the day ol
a bad storm. It rained solid from dawn right up until 5 o'clock. The
streets were underwater, and for all intents and purposes I was
stranded at work . several of us were.
This in itself was only significant because I had just gone back
to work for the first time since becoming a mother. Jenny, my
youngest, was 3 years old, Jake was 4 and Jillian was 7. They were
at a day care less than six blocks from my work, but under the cir-
cumstances they might as well have been on another planet.
I lived for the end of the day, when I could be with my kids.
Now here I was, stuck, with no idea how long it would take for the
water to go down. By a quarter after 5, I had to find a secluded spot
because I knew I was going to cry and there wasn't a thing I could
do to stop it.
I was just beside myself with longing to be with my kids, I was
emotional, and I hid out by the time clock, hoping not to be dis-
covered. Then here came Allen.
"What's the matter with you?"
I explained, feeling foolish. "I know I'm being stupid," I admit-
ted.
"No, you're not!" he replied indignantly. "You're a mother. It's
what you people do," he said and smiled.
"It's not that I'm worried about them," I said. "It's that I can't
get to them. I've never not been able to get to them."
"Well, by golly," he said, "we can fix this. We'll get the com-
pany van and we'll go get 'em!"
I laughed, now, through my tears. He was so serious, and I
believed he meant just what he said. Somehow, that was enough for
me. Somehow that made everything all right.
Allen always knew what to say and what to do, even when he
would swear up and down that he didn't. He always managed to fix
things.
A,,. _A few weeks ago Allen took a turn for the worse. He's been
battling the cancer and clinging in, and now has congestive heart
failure.
That's why I'm asking for help.
I don't go to church and I don't pray ... I just never learned
how. But I know there are those out there who do, and they work
miracles.
Send up a prayer, if you would, and work one of those mira--
cles for Allen and his wife, Tanya. Like I said, I can't reciprocate,
but this is not for me, it's for Allen and Tanya, and I know you can
do it.
Like Allen would say. . it's what you people do.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 252008DR000060
AMY M. BAGGETT,
Petitioner
VS.
ALBINO GARCIA,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE


TO: ALBINO GARCIA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: RP.O.
BOX 1064, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on AMY M. BAGGETT,
Whose address is-3628 SUWAN-
NEE ST., ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL
33890, on or before 2-29-08, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 417 W. MAIN ST.,
ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or Immediately there-
after. If you fall to do so, a default
may be" entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion'.
Copies of all court documents
in this case, Including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address *
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this' lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and Informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
In sanctions Including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated this 28 day of January,
2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
as Deputy Clerk
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THE 'GUITAR LEGEND' IS OFF KEY
Guitar Legend Shares Keys To A Life Well Lived" headlined
the newspaper article.
As the story approached the conclusion, a highlighted sub-
heading proclaimed: "The Difference Between Spirituality And
.Religion." Here we go! This is my kind of stuff!
The guitar legend said, "Spirituality is saying: 'May the heav-
ens open up and angels bless everyone with a deep awareness of his
own light.' Religion is saying that only Jesus has the light, you're
full of (expletive), and you are in the dark.
"They are the only ones that got it," he continued, "and you've
gotta go through them to get it. Man, in this life the only thing
that's holy is your relationship with your heart."
Can I confess? Sometimes when I become aware of my own


January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A
light, it's dull; sometimes a mere flicker.
Can I confess again? I do believe Jesus is "the Only," but you
don't go through a person to get the Light. Jesus said, "I hm the
Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the dark-
ness ..."
And, then, if my relationship with my heart is the only holy
thing, we've got a problem. My heart is too often unholy.-
Why is it I find more alignment with what the Apostle Paul
said? "For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very
evil that I do not want."
Honestly; I'm not the only one. And I'm not talking major-
felony evil, but all those unholy heart flaws.
I'll never have a heart holy enough to face a Holy God. It's my
relationship with Jesus that connects me to this Holy God, while
the transforming power of the Holy Spirit renews my heart, mak-
ing it holy.
One more confession: My heart needs that every day!
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Rains across the State combined with cool nighttime tempera-
tures provided some relief from drought conditions during the
week of Jan. 21-27. Daytime temperatures for the week ranged in
the high 70s and lower 80s, with a high of 83 degrees in Dade
County followed by Collier, Broward, and Highlands counties at
81 degrees. An area of low pressure brought patchy, light rain as a
cold front moved south into the west central and southwest regions
towards the end of the week. Cool evening lows were in the high
20s, 30s, and 40s with a low of 23 degrees Fahrenheit in Santa
Rosa County. Rainfall ranged from minimal traces to over one inch
in Orange, Dade, Levy, Marion, Broward, Lake, and Putnam. The
counties of Hillsborough, St Lucie, and Santa Rosa received close
to an inch of rain. Elsewhere, most areas received less than half an
inch of precipitation for the week,
FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting continued in the Everglades region.
Potato planting was in full swing in the tri-county agricultural area
(Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns), Rains this week across the State'
elevated soil moisture supplies; however, more precipitation is
needed to overcome the drought problem. Soil moisture supplies in
the Panhandle and northern Peninsula were rated mostly short to
adequate. Topsoil and subsoil moisture in the central and southern
Peninsula were also rated very short to adequate.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating TI s Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short s 4 15 10 11 18 7
Short 19 28 42 42 37 40
Adequate 76 56 47 47 44 52_
Surplus: 1 1 1 0 1 1
VEGETABLES
Weather conditions allowed planting and harvesting to
progress on schedule. In Hendry County, vegetable planting and
harvesting continued with yields negatively impacted as a result of
freezing conditions earlier in January. In St. Johns County, cabbage
cutting continued. Vegetables and non-citrus fruit marketed during
the week included avocados, snap beans, cabbage, celery, cucum-
bers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, peppers, squash, sweet
corn, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Forage growth was limited due to cold weather and drought. In
the Panhandle, pasture condition was very poor to good with most
in poor condition. Livestock feed quality remained affected by the
drought. Temperatures in the 40s and low 50s have suppressed for-
age production. In the northern areas, pasture condition was most-
ly poor. Rainfall during the past week was very beneficial to annu-
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Veryrpoor 5 5 20 15
Poor 15 15 20 25
Fair 25 35 45 45
Good 50 45 10 15
Excellent 5 0 5 0
al forage pastures. In central areas, pasture was very poor to good
with most in fair condition. Seasonally cold weather limited warm
season forage growth. Limited acreage of cool season forages
improved with recent rains. In the southwestern areas, pasture
ranged from 'very pooi to excellent with most in fair condition. In
De Soto County, drought limited'forage growth. In Polk County,


recent rains and warmer weather have brought new life to the pas-
tures. Statewide, cattle condition was very poor to excellent with
most in good condition.
CITRUS
Cool mornings, moderate afternoon temperatures, and steady
showers during the week provided ideal growing conditions for the
upper part of the citrus-producing areas. Most counties in the
northern and central regions had between one and one and a half
inches of rainfall. The western citrus-producing region lacked in
rainfall with less than one tenth of an inch. Grove owners were
scheduling and applying early fertilizer, hedging, topping, and irr
gating where needed. Additionally, they implemented various
strategies to deal with and manage greening and canker to include
spraying, removing infected trees, and providing wind breaks.
Research to address the challenges of greening and canker contin-
ued to be on the fore-front of the citrus industry. Estimated Early
and midseason orange harvest went over six million boxes for the
week.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 5,941 5,800 6,202
Navel oranges 53 38 43
Temples 5 19 27
Grapefruit 717 781 810
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Weightlifting Girls Ending Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three girls representing
Hardee County did their best.
Competing against girls from
20 schools, seniors Adilene
Macedo and Samantha Hagans
and soph Marissa Shivers all
placed in their respective
weight classes at the Section 8
meet last Thursday in Port
Charlotte.
Macedo placed highest as she
has all season. She was fourth
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in the 169 division with a com-
bination of 235, 125 in the clean
and jerk and 110 in the bench
press. Although that qualifies as
an alternate, the state meet will
not include alternates automati-
cally this year.
Hagans placed fifth in her
101 division, combining 65 in
each lift for a 130 total.
Shivers placed eighth in the
199 division with a total of 210,
100 in the C&J and 110 in the
bench.


They will join the rest of the
2007-08 team in the final regu-
lar season meet of the year, the
Travis Todd Invitational at
Avon Park today (Thursday).
Other Hardee girls on the
squad are seniors Nicole Brom-
ley and Katie Bryan, junior
Alivia Daniels, sophs Cassy
Southerland and Charity Webb,
and freshman Desarea New-
comb.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Honored at their final home game were seniors (from left) Paige Avery, Gloria Solis
and Andrea "Drea" Parkinson.


Lady 'Cats In Playoffs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The season wound down as it
has gone.
There was an exciting win at
Lake Placid last Thursday and a
terrible loss at Charlotte on
Friday night to finish the regu-
lar season for the Lady Wildcat
basketball team.
"As good as we played
..againstLake Placid, it was the
mirror opposite at Charlotte. On
Thursday night we came out
and played like we were capa-
ble, winning by 15. On Friday,
we turned around and lost by
50. That's the way the season
has gone," said head coach Don
Gray.
The girls entered the Class
4A-District 10 playoffs on
Monday evening at Sarasota
Booker High School, playing
against the host school in its
gym. Results were unavailable
at press time.
Last Thursday's game against
Lake Placid was Senior Night,
with Paige Avery, Andrea
"Drea" Parkinson and Gloria
Solis honored in pre-garne cere-
monies. Against the Lady Drag-
ons, Hardee bounded out to a
12-4 lead and widened that to
22-8 by halftime. Getting
everyone into the game on
Senior Night, Hardee was out-
scored in the second half, but
maintained a significant cush-
ion to win 37-23. Kaniesha
Hamilton led Lake Placid with
14 points, eight in the final peri-


od.
For Hardee, junior Sabrina
"Noonie" Holmes had the
game-high of 16 points, 10
deuces, a trey and three-of-four
at the free throw line. Solis and
junior Janisha Mosely each
chipped in with a half dozen,
Avery had five, and Parkinson
and freshman Ivette Cisneros
each had two points. Juniors
.Katie Jernigan, Erica Ureste,
Naomi Alvarado, Brandy
Crockett and Barbie Hinojosa
and soph Lindy Rossman con-
tributed to the floor game.
Preceding the varsity tilt, the
junior varsity Lady Wildcats
went toe-to-toe with the junior
Lady Dragons from the get-go.
Hardee led 12-9 after the first
period, but went stone cold,
while Lake Placid had a 12-
point second period. Lake
Placid led 21-14 at halftime. Al-
though it was a nearly even sec-
ond half, the damage had been
done and Hardee lost 38-25.
A pair of Lake Placid girls
each had 10 points. Hardee
countered with a dozen from
Carleen Brown, half dozen by
Yesenia Vargas, four from
Elvira Servin, two by Lauren
Moore and a LaCreshia Carlton
free throw. Ashley Louis,
Amanda Bissette, Lacey Garza,
Ashley Smith, Maria Avalos,
Paige Massey, Maria Ruiz and
Tiffany Prestridge joined in the
fun.
The trip to Charlotte on
Friday evening was an epi-


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LABOR CAMP: Hearing is
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2008, in the County Commis-
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Orange Street, Courthouse
Annex, Room 102, Wauchula at
6:00 p.m. All residents with con-
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logue, all the energy seemingly
being expended on Senior
Night.
The Hardee varsity never got
started, finishing the night with
the score Charlotte had at the
end of the first period. It was
19-2 at the end of the first peri-
od and only got worse as
Keahna Wheatland paced the
Lady Tarpons with 25 points.
Six other Charlotte girls scored.
For Hardee, Mosely led with
nine points. Alvarado had five
points in the fourth quarter,
Holmes was held to just four
points and Ureste added a free
throw.
The junior varsity game was
the excitement of the evening.
Hardee led all the way, up 9-2 at
the end of the first quarter and
13-8 at halftime. Charlotte
came out with a bit more inten-
sity after halftime, cutting the
Hardee advantage to 19-16 by
the end of the third period.
Hardee led until five seconds
left in the game, when Charlotte
took a 27-26 edge. Hardee had
to foul on purpose and the free
throw was missed, but Hardee
was unable to get the tying or
go-ahead hoop before time ran
out.
Nine players scored for
Charlotte, with Devin James
high with six points. Brown was
the game's high scorer with 11
points, including three-of-four
from the charity stripe. Avolos
had six, Louis five, and Carlton
and Garza each two points.




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This course is required to
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Application packets can be
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For more information or to
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COURTESY PHOTO
Competing for the Lady Wildcats this season are (front, from left) Desarea Newcomb,
Samantha Hagans and Adilene Macedo; (back) Coach Jan Brutus, Marissa Shivers,
Alivia Daniels, Nicole Bromley, Katie Bryan and Cassy Southerland; missing is Charity
Webb.


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Living


Reggie Massey Will

Wed Keith Humphrey


James and Shelly Massey of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Regina Michelle Massey, to
Keith Edward Humphrey, the
son of Randy and Mary Ann
Humphrey of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2004
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Hardee County.
The prospective groom is a
2003 graduate of Hardee
Senior High Schbol,,and is self-
employed.
A private wedding ceremony
is being planned for Saturday,
March 1, in Wauchula.


Mr. & Mrs. Luis Turrubiates
Lupita Sic

Luis Tun
Maria Guadalupe Sierra of
Wauchula became the bride of
Jose Luis Turrubiates of
Wauchula on the afternoon of
Saturday, Dec. 29.
The couple exchanged mar-
riage vows in a 1 p.m. ceremo-
ny at St. Michael's Catholic
Church in Wauchula. Father
Vincent Clemente officiated.
The church was decorated
with flowers and tulle in white
and sage by Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Miramontes.
Presenting the bride for mar-
riage was her son, Diego J.
Acevedo. Presenting the groom
were his son and daughter,
German and Jasmine
Turrubiates.
Serving as attendants were
the couple's goddaughters and
godsons, Juanita Alfaro, Jessi
Marie Trevino, Clarisa Trevinq,
Marisol Valerio, T. Jesus Jr.
,Valerio, Julian Reyes 'Jr.,
Carlitos Reyes, Pilar Gaona,
Mg. Belen Gaona, Jesusa
.Gaona, Petra Sandoval, Juanita
Alfaro and Nayeli Hernandez.
Also, Guadalupe Ramirez,
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COURTESY PHOTO

?rra Weds

rubiates
Martinez, Diana Belmarez,
Laisha, Blanca and Alan
Medina, Nala Aleman,
Manuelita Guzman, Guadalupe
Vela, Ofelia, Elizabeth and
Magali Hernandez, Bladimir
Castillo, Alberto and Nereida
Espriella, Brenda Trevino and
Adamaviz Rojas.
Serving as flower girl was
goddaughter Kayla Marie Rios.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hernandez
were ring beaters.
Following the ceremony, a
wedding reception was held at
the Avon Park Community
Center. The room was decorat-
ed in white, sage and gold by
Mr. -and Mrs. Eduardo Perez of
Lake Wales. There were 25
cakes in white and sage by Mr.
and Mrs. Brigido Alfaro of
Bartow.
The newlyweds are making
their residence in Wauchula.
-Prior tcQ the wedding, a
rehearsal party was held.
Family members traveled from
out of state and out of the coun-
try to attend. Relatives came
from Mexico; San Antonio,
Texas; and Durham, N.C.


COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Omar Avellaneda
Maria Avalos & Omar

Avellaneda Are Wed


Keith Humphrey & Reggie Massey


COURTESY PHOTO


Stephanie Chapa To

Marry Will Tyler


Rachel and David Chapa of
Zolfo Springs announce the
engagement and' upcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Stephanie Chapa, to William
Tyler, the son of Linda Tyler of
Zolfo Springs.
The bride-elect is a 2005
graduate of Hardee Senior High


School.
. The, prospective groom is a
2006 graduate of Hfardee
Senior High School.
The couple are planning a
Saturday, March 1, wedding at
Florida's First Assembly of God
in Wauchula.


Maria Esmeralda Avalos of
Wauchula became the bride of
Omar Avellaneda of Wauchula
on the morning of Saturday,
Nov. 17.
The bride is the daughter of
Jose L. and Cristina Avalos of
Wauchula. The groom is the son
of Agustin and Magdalena
Avellaneda of Winter Haven.
Marriage vows were ex-
changed in an 11 a.m. ceremony
at St. Ann's Catholic Church in
Haines City.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. Attending to
her as maid of honor was Erica
Montanez.
The couple's son, Omar Jr.,
served as ring bearer.


Best man was the groom's
brother, Joel Avellaneda.
Following the ceremony, a
wedding reception was held in
the couple's honor at Nora
Mayo Hall in Winter Haven.
There was a dance from 6 p.m.
to I a.m.
There were 750 guests, all
family members or friends,
many of them traveling from
out of state for the occasion.
The couple's parents were in-
strumental in planning and
preparing the large celebration.
The bride is a 2005 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
The groom is employed at
S&B Engineers.


Stephanie Chapa & Will Tyler


COURTESY PHOTO


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at Georgia State University.
The couple are planning an
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AA Braves Suffer First Defeat


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Lord, You chart the path
ahead for me and tell me
where to stop and rest. Every
moment You know where I
am. You know what I am
going to say even before I
say it, Lord. You both pre-
cede and follow me; You
place Your hand of blessing
on my head. Such knowl-
edge is too wonderful for
me.
Psalm 139:3-6
FRIDAY
Above everything else, be
sure that you have a real
deep love for one another,
remembering how "love can
cover a multitude of sins." Be
hospitable to one another
without secretly wishing you
hadn't got to be.
I Peter 4:8-9 (PME)
SATURDAY
But Ruth said, "Don't force
me to leave you; don't make
me go home. Where you go,
I go; and where you live, I'll
live. Your people are my peo-
ple, your God is my God.
Ruth 1:16 (ME)
SUNDAY
Aspire to live quietly, to mind
your own affairs, and to work
with your hands . so that
you may command the
respect of outsiders and be
dependent on nobody.
I Thessalonians 4:11-12 (RSV)
MONDAY
The time will come when all
the earth is filled, as the
waters fill the sea, with an
awareness of the glory of the
Lord.
Habakkuk 2:14 (TLB)
TUESDAY
And the devil that deceived
them was cast into the lake
of fire and brimstone, where
the beast and the false
prophet are, and they shall
be tormented day and night
for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:10 (KJV)
WEDNESDAY
Wine and beer make people
loud and uncontrolled; it is
not wise to get drunk on
them.
Proverbs 20:1 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB)- New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Victory Praise Center is
holding a hymn sing on Satur-
day at 7 p.m., featuring the
Faith Singers from Alturas.
Refreshments will follow the
time of singing. Everyone is
invited to the church at 132 E.
Main St., Bowling Green to
share in this time of blessing.


-er, Isaac Moreno and Ivan Bad--


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was bound to happen.
The only unbeaten team in
the 2008 AA or machine pitch
boys division lost its first game
so far this season.
The Lake Branch Dairy Brav-
es succumbed to the Rapid Tech
Devil Rays on Friday night to
join the ranks of those tasting
defeat. The Braves still lead the
division with a 4-1 record, fol-
lowed by the Rimes and Sons
Cardinals at 3-1 and the Wau-
chula Police Department Ran-
gers at 3-2.
Behind them are the Devil
Rays, Sunshine Foliage Marlins
and the Elks Lodge Yankees,
who tied with each other in a
Thursday evening thriller.
Last week began with the
Rangers running past the D-
Rays 16-9.
Chase Benton smacked three
hits, including a homer to lead
the Rangers. Wyatt Tyson also
homered and Joel Lee tripled.
Benton touched home three
times. Lee, Tyson, Trevor Walk-


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twice,, and Lance Bursler, Ren
Clarke, Roy Lee Revels and
Clayton Arledge each added a
run.
Jacob Brandeberry tripled
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twice for the Devil Rays. Zach
Dewberry circled the bases
three times, Drew McGuckin
and Derringer twice apiece and
Brandeberry and Jaylon Ramir-
ez once each.
On Tuesday night, the Braves
bounded past the Yanks 13-2.
Leadoff batter Daniel Obreg-
on had three hits and a walk to
score four times for the Braves.
Tony Webb crossed home three
times. Joshua Carlton and Jax
Ullrich were twin-tally batters
and Jason Alamia, Tanner Carl-
ton and Matt Tyson each put a
run in the book.
For the Yankees, it was
Adrian DeLeon coming around
to score in the fourth inning and
Tyson Sutton coming home in
the fifth, aided by a Bo Villar-
real triple.
Thursday's game between the
Yankees and Marlins was the
thrilling tie.
Villarreal came around to
score for the Yanks in the first
tinning when DeLeon tripled.
Pablo Salgado and Zach Rich-
ardson circled the bases for the
Marlins in the first inning.
The 2-1 score held until the
sixth inning, when Bryce Hern-
andez, Villarreal and DeLeon
came home to push the Yankees
in front 4-2. Cody Ellis and Jim
Brown crossed home plate in
the home half of the inning to
knot the game at 4-4 and neither
team was able to score in the


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seventh inning.
The Friday night games were
both barn-burners.
On Field Two at 5:45, the
Cardinals nipped the Rangers 7-
6.
Nick Nichols and Andy Gar-
za circled the bases twice a-
piece for the Cards. Mason
Block, Miguel Ruiz and Wyatt
Keller each added a run for the
winning squad.
Bursler and Lee were two-
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while Trevor Walker and Tyson
each added a run, but came up a
run short when the game ended.
In the late game on Field
One, it was the Devil Rays
downing the Braves 7-5.
Dewberry scored in the first
inning for the D-Rays.
McGuckin touched home plate
in the third and Ramirez and
Trey Stephens added a pair of'
scores in the fourth frame. The
team put the game away when
Justin Long, McGuckin, Dew-
berry and Derringer scored in
the fifth inning.
Obregon came home in the
first inning for the Braves.
Webb chipped in with a run in
the third and another in the
sixth, starting a rally when
Alamia and Ullrich followed
him across the plate before the
final out ended the game.
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Wildcats Play In Districts Next Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat five
open post-season playoffs on
Tuesday.
It was a wild week for the
'Cats last week as they won big
over Lake Placid on Tuesday
night and lost a squeaker to dis-
trict leader DeSoto on Friday
night.
This week's games were at
Port Charlotte on Monday night
and home for a Senior Night
game against Okeechobee on
Tuesday.
Then, it's preparation for the
playoffs, which are held at Pal-
metto this year. Top-seed De-
Soto draws a bye. Second-seed
Sebring plays seventh seed,
probably the home Palmetto
squad, while third-seed Braden
River takes on sixth-seed Sara-
sota Booker. Hardee will square
off on Tuesday against Avon
Park. Hardee is seeded fourth
with a 6-6 record and Avon Park
is fifth at 4-8. The teams have
split games this year.

HARDEE 63,
LAKE PLACID 31
The Wildcats were in com-
mand from the midway through
the first period in this game.
Senior center Mark St. Fort won
the tip-off, but Dragon junior
Travelier Shotz got the first two
points of the game. Hardee
retaliated 10 seconds when St.
Fort scored.
Later Arnold Louis drove
down the lane to take a high lob
and Postene Louisjeune put the
ball back in the hole. The teams
traded leads once more before
Hardee went on a nine-point
spree. By the end of the first
period it was a 13-7 game.
Louis and fellow senior Josh
Jackson played give-and-go.
When it was dished back to
Jackson, he nailed a three to
start the second quarter with
Hardee up 16-7. -
Midway through the period,
Hardee was up 21-9, but Lake
Placid got a small streak to


catch up a bit. Lucas Juarez
canned another trey for Hardee
as the half wound down with
Hardee up 27-16.
It was a defensive struggle
and a lot of turnovers for the
first two minutes of the second
half, but once Hardee got going,
the 'Cats couldn't quit. Over the
next two minutes, it became a
35-18 game. As the third period
closed it was 47-24.
Hardee emptied its meager
bench and everyone got lots of
playing time in the fourth peri-
od as Hardee seemingly could
do little wrong, hitting shots
inside or outside. At the end,
Louisjeune fed Antjuan Jones
for a final deuce to make it a 63-
31 game.
Frustrated coach Levy Wil-
liams was as upset at his play-
ers' poor play as Hardee's good
play. Shotz was Dragon high
scorer with a dozen points, the
only Lake Placid player in dou-
ble digits.
For Hardee, St. Fort was high
man with 27 points, seven
deuces, a pair of treys and
seven-of-10 from the charity
stripe. Louis added 17 points.
Juarez added five, Jones and
Louisjeune four apiece, Nolan
Neuhauser and Jackson three
each. Freshman Tre' Anderson,
who came up from the JV a
couple of weeks ago, missed his
only free throw.

DESOTO 68, HARDEE 65
After a 15-point loss to sec-
ond-seed Sebring, DeSoto con-
sidered the game against Hard-
ee a must-win situation. DeSoto
was 9-2 in the district and Se-
bring at 9-3 after the Thursday
night game. Braden River was
also at 9-3, meaning a possible
three-way tie for the district
lead should DeSoto lose to
Hardee.
The teams swapped leads
numerous times during the
game. After a couple of early
ones, Hardee took the lead for a
little bit, up 9-6 with two min-
utes left in the period, Jones hit


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a running layup. When Darion
Shine hit a trey late in the first
period. The first period ended.
Jones took a long St.. Fort
pass to hit another deuce to start
the second period. Before long,
a Tavares Dennis shot knocked
the game at 13-all. Back and
forth it went, tied at 18-18
before Hardee got a little
breathing room and was up 27-
21 at halftime.
Hardee continued with a sub-
stantial lead, as much as eight to
10 points throughout the third
quarter. The final period began
with Hardee up by only four
points. Each time DeSoto
would score, Hardee would
answer in kind.
A couple of bad passes and
other turnovers allowed the
Bulldogs to cut the Wildcat.
advantage to 49-47 midway
through the period. Jackson and
Jones played in-and-out with
Jones nailing a trey to put
Hardee back up 52-47. Louis
was fouled and hit both ends of
a one-and-one. It was 54-47.
Lady Momentum swung
DeSoto's way and the Hardee
lead dwindled to 54-51. The
teams traded shots. At the two-
minute mark, it was again a tied
game, 56-56 when Darion
Shine hit another trey.
In the final two minutes, the
lead swapped hands four times.
At the 1:15 mark, along pass
gave St. Fort a dunk to make it
a 64-60 game, bringing the
standing-room-only Wildcat
crowd to its feets.
Thirty seconds later, it was a
one-point game, Hardee cling-
ing to a 65-64 lead. Darion
Shine stole the ball and got the
layup, putting the Bulldogs up
66-65. When Louis fouled out
with 19 seconds left and picked
up a technical in the process, it
gave DeSoto the free throws
and possession of the ball. Two
free throws were missed but the
one made gave DeSoto a 67-65
lead. Hardee had to foul and
one-of-two was made.
A three-point try by St. Fort
at the buzzer rimmed off and
Hardee lost its bid to tie the
game and send it into overtime.
"That has to be one of the
most exciting games we've
had," said Bulldog coach Kip
Rhoden. "The ball bounced just
right for us at the end. Hardee
played as hard or better than we
did."
Bethune-Cookman College
coach Howard White was at the
game, keeping an eye on
Hardee's twin towers, St. Fort
and Louis and hoping one or
both could be available to play
for that college.
Bulldog senior Shay Shine
had the heavy hand of the night,
scoring 34 points on eight
deuces, five treys and three-of-
six at the free throw line. His
15-point third period put
DeSoto back in the game.
Sophomore brother Darion
Shine had 14 points, the only
other Bulldog in double digits.
Louis led Hardee with 25
points, including eight in the
fourth quarter before he fouled
out. St. Fort and Jones each
had 13 points, and Jackson and
Anderson each six

We create our fate every
day we live.
-Henry Miller
Know the true value of
time; snatch, seize and
enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness,
no procrastination; never
put off 'till tomorrow
what you can do today.
-Lord Chesterfield


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee cheerleaders and mascot kept the Wildcats pumped up throughout the
game.


Senior centers, Wildcat Mark St. Fort (32) and Bulldog Tavaris Dennis (43) jump to
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January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B


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
Baptist Orchestra Heard At
Lions Weekly Meeting: Several
members of the Baptist church
orchestra entertained the Wau-
chula Lions Club at the regular
weekly meeting Wednesday
noon at Peace River Hotel.

Well-Known Surgeon Is
Claimed By Death: Death early
last Saturday morning removed
Dr. Daniel LaFayette McSwain,
dean o'f the medical profession
in this;section, who died at the
hospital in Arcadia after a short
illness.

Work Begins On Bridge On
State Highway No. 2: Work has
commenced on the new bridge
to span Peace River between
Wauchula and Zolfo Springs,
on state highway number two,
with contractor Paul Gilmore in
charge of construction.

Woman's Club: The Florida
Book Week and the annual
book shower were observed
Wednesday afternoon at the
regular meeting of the Woman's
Club. A number of books were
donated to the library.

Hardee Berries Take Prizes
At Tampa Fair: Hardee County
came to the 18th annual South
Florida Fair this year after an
absence of several years and put
in a strong bid for the prize
money with its varied display of
fruits, vegetables and strawber-
ries. In strawberries, the county
took a most prominent place, as
it did a few years ago when it
won all blue ribbons for three
years in succession.

George H. Wilder Named
Motor Vehicle Commissioner:
Gov. Dave Sholtz last Friday
announced the appointment of
George H. Wilder, of Plant City,
as acting state motor vehicle
commissioner. The. post was
made vacant by the resignation
of Walter S. McLin, who was
appointed to the post by Gov.


Carlton.

50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Girl Is Hardee
Candidate For Citrus Queen:
Miss Sue Roberts, of Wauchula,
will represent Hardee County in
the Florida Citrus Queen con-
test to be held at the Citrus
Exposition in Winter Haven
Feb. 17-19.

Hardee Schools Add Four
New Teachers: Four new teach-
ers were added to the Hardee
County school system this
week. Latest additions to the
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School faculty are Miss Reba
Fisher and Miss Sylvia
McDonald. Due to an increase
in students, the fifth-grade class
at Bowling Green Elementary
has been divided. Robert Cook
from Avon Park is taking over
the newly formed class. The
newest teacher at Hardee
County Junior High School is
Miss Florence Lawson.

Ezelle Is Named Outstanding
.Man: Curtis Ezelle, Hardee
County's hardworking young
tax collector, is the Jaycee's
"Outstanding Young Man of
1957." He was selected on the
basis of his "active leadership
and support of various civic
Projects and the capable perfor-
mance of his duties as a public
official."

Fake $20s Turn Up At Local
Bank: If your banker looks
extra close at the $20 bill you
hand him, it isn't because he
has never seen one before. He's
just trying to make sure it was
made by Uncle Sam instead of
an uninvited helper. Two coun-
terfeit $20 bills turned up
among the Wauchula State
Bank's deposits this week.
Sheriff Odell Carlton described
them as "a very good job."

New Tomato Co-op Formed
In County: A new farmers' co-
operative for packing and sell-
ing tomatoes has been formed
in Hardee County. K.L. Knight
of Bowling Green was elected
president of the new Peace
Valley Growers Exchange at the


organizational meeting Tuesday
in Wauchula.

New Post Office Near Com-
pletion: Barring more heavy
rain, the new post office and
Masonic Lodge building is ex-
pected to be ready for occupan-
cy by Feb. 15. The $65,000
building was constructed by the
Wauchula Masonic Lodge. The
outside of the two-story
cement-block building is com-
plete except for a coat of light
green paint.

25 YEARS AGO
Wooly Buffalo Find Home
On Gardinier Range: "Where
Fred leads, the rest will follow,"
says Ray Hall, general manager
for Gardinier Big River. Fred is
the oldest and biggest bull in a
herd of buffalo at the ranch. The
ranch is located on the Ona-Fort
Green Road, where it has a herd
of 18 buffalo.

Wildcats Spear Manta Rays:
Hardee had four men in double
figures, as they won a close
game at Lemon Bay over the
Manta Rays on Friday, Jan 21.
These teams seem to be very
evenly matched, and the Wild-
cats have won both games this
year.

McClelland Sets Out For
Fair: Junior McClelland, better
known as the Limestone
Cowboy, set off for the Florida
State Fair in Tampa Saturday
atop his Brahma bull, Psuedo
Caballo.

The Red Apple Is Specialty
Shop For Women And Child-
ren: Selling current, name
brand-fashions at moderate
prices has been a successful
business practice over the years
at The Red Apple in Earnest
Plaza. The store, described by
owner Zola Truitt as "a special-'
ty shop for ladies and children,"
strives to maintain competitive
pricing. The Red Apple is looat-
ed at 110 N. Sixth Ave.

Junior High Has A Slave
Day: On Nov. 23, 1982, Hardee
Junior High had a slave day to
raise money for Spanish
Mission. Future Homemakers


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at noon at the American Legion
building on the corner of
Palmetto Street and North
Seventh Avenue.

Jeb Bush Visits Hardee
County: Jeb Bush, Republican
candidate for governor, was


of America members wanting to.
be a slave were bid on by teach-
ers at Hardee Junior High and
their fellow students. The duties
'a slave were to do such
things for their master as carry-
ing their books, lunch tray,
cleaning out their locker, etc.

Revells Open 3 Businesses In
County: Charles Revell has re-
turned to Hardee County after a
seven-year absence, and has
added considerably to the busi-
'ness community in the Center
Hill area. Revell opened Revell
Country Tire just two months
ago, while his wife, Millie,
recently added Millie's Hair
Design to their location. The
Revells also run a small conve-
nience store.

10 YEARS AGO
International Fest Set For
Saturday: Where can you dance
to polka, sway to steel drums
and sample enchiladas and
more? Why at the Hardee
County *Chamber of Com-
merce's sixth annual Inter-
national Fest, of course! The
day-long event celebrating the
varying cultures represented in
the county kicks off Saturday at
10 a.m. at the Hardee County
Fairgrounds.

'Cats Deal DeSoto Double
Blow: The Hardee County
Wildcats doubled up against the
Desoto Bulldogs on Tuesday
night. The junior varsity 'Cats
opened with a 76-41 win, and
the varsity Wildcats followed
that with a 77-34 victory.

New Business Focuses On
Healthier Life: Nature's Thera-
peutic Products, located at 405
S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, is
a new business offering "nutri-
tional supplements for a health-
ier life." Owned by optometrist
Dr. Nick Timmerman and hear-
ing aid specialist Albert Cleri-
co, the office is managed by
Judy Gillispie and is one of
about 200 distributorships
nationwide.

State Teacher Of The Year
Visits Kiwanis Club: The
Florida Teacher of the Year
spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis
Club on Jan. 20. Grace
Williams is a fourth-grade
teacher in the city of Jackson-
ville. The club meets Tuesdays


guest speaker Jan. 15 at the fifth
annual membership meeting of
the Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association held at
Pioneer Park. At age 44, Bush
said he does not have all the
answers, "but the 14.5 million
residents of Florida have them."


BINGO
A record crowd of 40 or more
were in attendance, with a new
person winning the jackpot.

POKENO
Charlotte Longueuil ran
away with most all the pennies,
from Janelle, Audrey, Shirley
and Mary Lou. They hope she
brings them back.

CRAFTS
We had eight in attendance,
with Audrey Semler teaching us
how to make beautiful butter-
flies. Talents were aglow, as
everybody did their own.

SHUFFLEBOARD
We had a record attendance at
the shuffleboard court with six
teams. Bert and Stanley won the
game.
HORSESHOES
Horseshoe players were out
in .the cold during the cold
weather, so they are the ulti-
mate all-weather players. We
are glad Bill LeBright is recov-
ering well from his surgery.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Jan. 24, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,492 com-
pared to 8,295 last week and 6,115 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher,
feeder steers and heifers unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-170.00
300-400 lbs., 105.00-139.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-118.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 91.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00-107.00


SThe Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


Here at the Oasis on Sunday,
Jan. 20, was our special
Bluegrass Day, featuring the
Ray Moore Family from Servia,
Ind. Ray has been a bluegrass
member for as long as he can
remember, which is way back.
Ray was joined by his son,
Roger, on guitar; daughter
Chris on mandolin; Ray's
grandson and Roger's son,
Greg, on the fiddle; and Greg's
wife on the bass.
They all played multiple
instruments and sang beautiful-
ly.
Accompanying them were
Lew Mothersbaugh, Larry
Reid, Lloyd Clark and Fred
Branham. Ray taught his grand-
son, Greg, at the age of 3 to play
the fiddle, and he did a wonder-
ful job. We had a record crowd
enjoying the bluegrass music.
Our guest bluegrass band is
from Sebring. The Bluegrass
Travelers, originally from
Indiana. Our next Bluegrass
Day will be held on Feb.17
from 2 to 4. Ajam is held every
Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.






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EQUIPMENT SERVICE WORKER
Pay Rate:
$21,755.83 ($10.46) $29,990.65 (14.42)
Wanted for the Hardee County Maintenance Shop
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and equipments. Maintains records and submits
reports relative to mechanical repairs. Repairs and
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HPX, 4x4, 1400 hrs., $4,000. Both
units fleet serviced, records avail-
able, both run good. Call 781-
1884 daytime. 1:24-31 c


FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $199,9001 Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks
Hulbert Homes, Inc. Jim Petrlgala
1-239-248-0121 or 1-863-425-
2538. 1:17-31c


Assistant Teacher
Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
Now accepting applications. Work with children 6 wks
to 5 years. Responsible for assisting in the provision of
developmentally appropriate activities and care for
Head Start children under the guidance and direction of
the teacher. Position supported by the early childhood
coordinator. Preferred: CDA for working with appro-
priate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), 2 yrs.
experience, and active enrollment in Associates degree
program. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted:
High School Diploma/GED and CDA Credential & 2
yrs. experience. $8.90-9.35 per hour. Personal leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date:
2/1/08. Apply in person: 604 Martin Luther King .Tr.
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873, Tel. 863-773-2815, EOE,
ADA, License# C14HA0511.
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

Land Clearing*
Pond Excavation *
Dirt Hauling / Grade Work *
Citrus Tree Removal *
SS-emolition *
Site Prep *


8335-01278


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KELLER WILIAMS.




Mikey Colding Tanya Dub rly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor .9 Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-30 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokege


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.


3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake. Below appraised
value $360,000.
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.
4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.'
5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS.
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SrAFFNG SERVICES, INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured


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REALTOR
REALTOR


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!

INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76
acs north of Arcadia,
3BR/1BA, CB home. Price
Reduced. $150,000!

CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/H,
screened porch. $89,900!
Homesite or investment! 1.5
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!

20 ac pastureland is fenced
and has a 4-in, diameter well.
Great for horses or cattle.
Secluded location would make
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac!

Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
CB home w/granite counter-
tops, ceramic tile & carpet
floors. $159,900!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!

Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!


Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great recre-
ation and investment property!
$90,000!
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!
1.06 ac parcel w/city water &
sewer. Zoned R-1, which can
accommodate 2 homesites,
Being sold w/0.35 ac. parcel,
which can accommodate 1
homesite $40,000!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
PRICE REDUCED! Cute &
clean 3BR/2BA CB home in
Wauchula. Great location-just
minutes from downtown. Now
only $117,000!
15 acs pasture & native land.
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
w/1809 SF living, 3855 SF
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed & 18'x40' multi-
purpose pavilion. $259,000!
Bayside home, Englewood.
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000!
HOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
and shops!
Great location! Commercial
zoned lot with 450' frontage
on north end of Fl Ave.
$360,000!


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KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONiCA REAS...............773-9609 SANDYLARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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FOR SALE 8 attached restaurant
booths and other items, call 781-
1296. 1:31-2:28p



DON'T BUY A TRAILER Build a
Real Home with great financing.
Call me and I will show you how.
Free Consultation. 877-288-3491.
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24x60 MH, used, good shape, you
move, built well, fireplace, $5,000.
781-0277. 1:31 p
BOWLING GREEN, Park model,
Chariot Eagle, 37'7"x 13', insulat-
ed awning, 36'x11' concrete pad,
deeded, lot In 55+ park, many
extras, smoke free, $69,500. Call
863-375-3475. 1:31c


FOR SALE BY OWNER 1/4 ac.
mobile home lot at Charlie Creek
MH estates on Morgan Grice Rd.,
all hookups ready. Beat the com-
ing impact fees. Only $15,000.
863-899-1714. 1:17tfc
5 ACRES, MH, remodeled,
3BR/2BA, wood floors. 863-781-
5036. 1:24-31 p
I BUY, SELL and finance used
mobile homes and MH lots. Call
941-927-8108 or send email to:
AcquiringHomes@yahoo.com.
1:17-2:7c


25x30x9 $13,180

20x25x9 $10,125
20x30x9 $11,155
25x25x9 $11,965
30x30x9 $15,205
Other Sizes Available
Built to Meet All Florida Windloads

Price Includes: Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia, 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window, 2 Gable Vents, "Stamped" Engineered
Drawings, 4" Concrete Slab and Installation (done by others)


'*FREE I HOMEESTIMATE'S
NO PRESSURE SALES


877.951-2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
www.metalsystemsplus.com


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


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


PRICE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2 BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Hlarbor. Buyer,
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!

3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
eled home located on a 1 acre
lot. Reduced to $133,900.

BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900

PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $49,900.

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $275,000!

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each

5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000

20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.

BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed re-
stricted homesites. Starting at
$99,000.

70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.

170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake
Hendry-Lake Buffum Road.
8" deep well and 6" deep well.

10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!

3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.

Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$69,900!

Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000

7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home. Large
pole barn. $225,000

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

Commercial property. 1.28:
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently includ-
ed. Lake frontage. Production
for 2007-08 approximately
3,900 boxes. Only $225,000!

Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.

One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.

700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 J John II. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albrltton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 I Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
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Joe L Davis


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8B The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


The


PERSONAL PROPERTY OF
Sonya Lewis, Susan Lopez, Julia
Aloanter, Jodie Griffin, Sarah
Hilbreth, Joshua Workman will be
sold pursuant to Warehouse-
man's Lien. Said sale will be at
9:00 a.m. on Februay 11, 2008 at
Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17N., Bowling Green,.
Florida. 1:24-31p :


2 JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
male, female. 445-0187.
1:31 p


BLACK/TAN AKC Bloodhounds,
$700 each. All Parvo. 767-1506,
735-2803. Shots. 1:31-2:7p
LAB PUPPIES, $400 males/fe-
males, UKC, parents on premis-
es. 781-7968. 1:31 p
TAKING A TRIP? Need someone
to care for your pets. Call Lena
206-4794, resident for 30 years.
1:3-31p


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


gugles(@earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl
I Ed


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
Sthe 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


LAND FOR LEASE Many possi-
bilities, great location, perfect for
u-pic, 5 acres, 7th, 8th & Melendy.
843-442-7292. 1:17-2:7c

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1983 Ford
VIN:1FTDF15Y1DPA94908
8:00 A.M. FEB: 12, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N; Wauchula, FL
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La Oficina De Ruthy

"Ruthy's Office"


Call Today

Office (863) 773-2177

Cell (863) 245-1112

Fax (863) 773-2178

710 N. Florida Avenue, Wauchula

Ruth (Ruthy) Crespo y o n
Mortgage Specialist One stop or all your needs!


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Tax Preparation
With This Coupon
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


BRING YOUR SUITCASE and make this your
home! Fully furnished, 2B/2Bth D/W mobile
home; good location; plus tool shed and storm
shelter. $50,000
NEW LISTING SEE THIS WELL KEPT
HOME on large, fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; 2484 total
square feet; spacious rooms and family room
with fireplace; outside storage. $145,000
EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME at Torrey Oaks; bonus room, high ceil-
ings, upgraded light fixtures, lovely master
suite, dream kitchen, 3 car garage; superior
workmanship and so much more! Call for an
appointment to see this outstanding home.
$279,900
LOOKING FOR A TERRIFIC BUY? This
home has 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings, French doors,
plenty of room and located on corner lot; wheel
chair accessible. $128,500
GREAT STARTER HOME! 3B/1.5Bth, locat-
ed in Wauchula, new roof, updates in main bath
and master bedroom; chain link and privacy
fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and rose
garden. $70,000


Notaria Publica Notary Public
Impuestos Taxes
Immigracion Immigration
Traducciones De Documentos -
Translation of Documentos


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Carol Jackson


GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; rooms are
very large; laminate and tile floors; many extras
throughout; nicely landscaped and move-in
ready! $350,000

NEW HOMES PRICED RIGHT! Several plans
to choose from 3B/2Bth or 4B/2Bth; prices
starting at $133,000; call for more information

Furnished 2B/1Bth M/H, vinyl siding and metal
roof new in 2006; large screened porch with
patio and furniture for your outside entertain-
ing; nice lot in Charlie Creek M/H Estates.
$55,000

Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for building
your home or weekend retreat. $99;000

DEED RESTRICTED AREA! 3 lots, 1/2 acre
each; city water and sewer; excellent road
frontage. $40,000 per lot

Convenience store located on Highway 64;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000


m" I SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
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: RIIODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329


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;FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $199,900! Golf course lots
from $30,000 In Torrey Oaks
Hulbert Homes, Inc. Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121 or 1-863-425-
2538. 1:17-31 c
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34' TETON 5th wheel trailer
w/three slide-outs, $6,000. 781-
2224, 767-5324. 1:31 p
5TH WHEEL, 36' Coachman,
$6,000 OBO. 781-7126. 1:24-31 p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1993 Merc
VIN:4M2DV11W4PDJ95559
8:00 A.M. FEB. 13, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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24' FLEETWOOD TRAVEL trailer,
like new interior, no mildew, new
tires, $5,500.781-0670. 1:24-31 p
WILDERNESS CIMMERON 5th
wheel, $5,000 OBO. 375-2960
after 6 p.m. 1:10-2:7p



OFFICE FOR RENT air condi-
tioned, 1337 Hwy. 17 South. 767-
8822. 1:31 c
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-4567. 1:31-2:28p
RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN: 3 bed/1
bath mobile in the country.
Furnished. 1st, last & security to
move In. $750/monthly. 941-286-
0664. 1:31 p
NICE RENTAL CRYSTAL LAKE.
767-8822. 1:31tfc


OWNER READY TO SELL!! 7Two blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 3/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch,
loaded with fruit trees & small fish pond. ONLY
$87,500. Make an offer!!!
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.
$139,900.
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. Owner says Sell
It!!!
COUNTRY LIVING!! Enjoy the amenities of coun-
try life on this lovely 5 acres with 3 BDR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot Tub and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/large kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn for
shop, hobbies, or home business. All of this for
only $175,000.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC. High
quality workmanship and fixtures. Large barn
equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900.


4BR/3BA, 5 acres, fenced, 4172
West Main Street. Also, one apart-
ment, 527 Sumner Rd. Contact
Raul Valdez, 781-1007 1:31 p
WAREHOUSES SEVERAL DIF--
FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Ware-
houses. 773-6448. 1:31 c
4 1/2 ACRES, Zolfo Springs, with
2005 single wide MH, 3/1, no
smokers, mostly furnished, $650
month, $650 deposit. 772-336-
4411. 1:31p
15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 1:31-2:28p
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


Attention Jobeekersi

PACER MARINE ENGINEERING

OF WAUCHULA

IS NOW HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Production Positions Non Production Positions SupvlManagement
Wire Cutting Department Shipping/Receiving Quality Manager
Sub-Assembly Warehouse General Human Resource
Harness Assembly Data entry Manager
Metal Prep Parts Kitting



When: Monday, February 4th, 10 am 4 pm


Where: Hardee One-Stop Career Center

205 Carlton St., Wauchula

Call 863.385-3672, x252 for more information


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING REAL .TrAr: REAI. EASY"
kAn xOwe d O B *rd Est' tCorn


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873,
Gary Delatorre Brokir
(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


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 has 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.
STEP IN & FEEL AT HOME!!! With this 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport on a
.28 AC 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.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau,
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!! 0

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSE!I! 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.
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!!
RESIDENTIAL LOT!!! Build your New Home in this Nice Neighborhood on .29 Acres. Only
29,900.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3BR, 1B, Central A/H located on BUSY HWY 17 Bowling Green. Great
for Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000. c11:31c


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Class.ifieds


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Medical Positions
Florida Physicians Medical Group a primary care and multi-specialty physician
medical group in Central Florida is seeking the following medical positions
available to join our talented team:
LPN (Specialty Practices)
Medical Assistant (Family and Specialty)
Medical Receptionist (Family and Specialty)
SBilling
-Coding
Office Managers (Family and Specialty)
Previous medical experience required, bilingual is a plus.
Excellent benefits and pay. If qualified,. please fax your resume
to 863-382-1433; mail or apply to:


Group


Florida Physicians Medical
4421 Sun N Lake Blvd, Suite D
Sebring, FL 33872
SFax: (863) 382-1433
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Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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The


Classifieds-


2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B'AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets, -
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc
3BR/2BA and 4BR/2BA home for
rent. Both have large backyards
in good neighborhoods, 863-773-
0065, 786-218-5236, 786-218-
5250. 1:31-2:7p


I Paid Training, Vacations. PT/FT.
866-749-1415
U SWA ci :24-28c


GOLFVIEW 4BR/1BTH, end
road, safe area, new carpet, big
yard, $1,000 month + deposit.
863-458-0551. 1:10-2:7p
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



*PrSpEEtkS


5 & 8AC,Ari
$120,000
OWNER FINAP


cadia

WCING


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D.C.D. Drywall LLC
"For All Your Drywall Needs"

David Cole, Owner

863-214-1471

LICENSED INSURED



FOR SALE
Superfast ZTR Mower/
Hustler Super MiniZ. 44",
23hp Kawasaki.
Only 325 hours.
$4,000 OBO

(Photo for Illustration purposes only) 781-0012 cl1:31dh









Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly

1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.


Help Wanted
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
Full Time Laborer
Must be in good physical health and capable of
manual labor, lifting, walking, etc., required.
Must possess valid Florida Driver's License. Must
be capable of understanding oral and written
instruction. Will not be restricted to any one job
in the same classification. Drug free workplace.
Preference in appointment will be given to eligible
veterans or spouses of veterans. Equal Opportu-
nity Employer. Applications will be accepted at
City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green,
Florida. Positions will remain open until filled.
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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:

SThe Palms at

863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
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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


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


Equal Housing Opportunity


PAINTING INSIDE AND OUT-
SIDE. Knock-down etc. 773-3168.
1:31p
CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH need
some help reading and writing?
Call for personal assistance. 375-
2070. 1:10-2:7p


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.


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
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


Housekeeper II

Florida Hospital Wauchula has an immediate
opening for a Housekeeper II. This is a full
time position with scheduled hours of 7a.m. -
3:30p.m. Qualified candidate must have excel-
lent customer service skills and be detail ori-
ented. Please apply online at www.fhhd.org
EOE cl:1-31


Michelle & Maria Cleaning Services


Sweeping, Housekeeping. Vard and More



Lonestar
Constr-Txction Corp-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Avon Park
Now Hiring:
Patient Services Manager Oversee the mgmt of the centers
operations. BS or BA in Bus. Admin. or related field. Exp. health
care org., budgets, & planning.
Nursing Supervisor Current FL RN license & BCLS Cert.
req. Supervisory experience.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-
mail to hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits,
compet. salary, EOE/DFW. cll:31c


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
CITY MANAGER
The City of Bowling Green is seeking a City
Manager with knowledge of administrative and
utility operations. Salary: depending on qualifi-
caitons. Please send resume to Pamela Northup,
City Clerk, P.O. Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida
33834. Position will remain open until filled. We
are a drug free workplace. Preference in appoint-
ment will be given to eligible veterans or spouses
of veterans. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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VALE GARDENSS
I ,_ U.


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


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


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Certain Income
I Restrictions Apply


NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773--
6448.
7:18tfc


SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
Class A CDL driver with haz-mat, tanker, and dou-
ble's endorsements. Recent CMV academy graduate
with occupational certificate. Ready to drive, hope-
fully citrus, any days, any hours, but will haul any-
thing. AA degree, close to BA in accounting. Much
business experience. Computer literate. Age 44,
Wauchula resident, have space for truck parking.
Excellent driving record and health. Drug and alco-
hol free. Please Call Ken at 863-381-4697. Thank
you. Cll:31p


Lisa's 3721 E. Main St.
(6 miles east of US 17)
Live Bait Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone # 863-773-9446
After Hrs. 863-781-3344
Crickets, Monday thru Saturday
Minnows, Shiners, 7am to 7pm
& worms Call for Sunday
CI 1:17-2:7p



GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.
Fi~llDirt.* Rock Sand Shell
*PondDigginmg DitchCleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cli:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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


MARsHA.


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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
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.
dh


OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc



PRE-MOVING SALE! Saturday,
7:30-11, 5656 State Road 62, Fort
Green, (1st driveway on right past
John Gill Rd.)On the back porch.
Weight bench, exercise equip-
ment, some clothes, books,
games, lots of misc. 1:31dh
SATURDAY, 8-1, 3rd Annual
Apartment Complex Sale. Forest
Glade Apartments, 700 East
Townsend Street, River Chase
Apartments, 316 River Chase
Circle (off East Oak Street),
Wauchula. Lots of bargains, misc,
clothes, hot dogs, drinks, too
much to list. Lots of participants.
1:31p
SATURDAY, 8 A.M. 2 p.m., 2-fam-
ily, 2329 County Road 664A,
Wauchula. 1:31p
SATURDAY, 8-12, 591 MLK Ave.
Washer/dryer, misc. 1:31p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 9-?, 517
Cracker Lane. Clothes, house-
hold items, car. 1:31p
SATURDAY, 223 Indiana Ave.,
Wauchula, 7-12. Lots of stuff.
1:31p
SATURDAY, 214 S. 8th, 8-? 1:31 p
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. ?, 1111 No.,
Hwy. 17, Wauchula. 1:31p
SATURDAY 513 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula. 1-31c
MENS WORK CLOTHES, 2 sets
twin/full & twin bunk beds.
Outside sale, all day Saturday.
Edna's Place. 1:31c
SATURDAY SALE! Beds: bunks,
queen, king, twin; electric or gas
stoves; blankets; sheets. Edna's
Place. 1:31c


Substitute "damn" every time
you're inclined to write
"very"; your editor will delete
it and the writing wili be just
as it should be.
-Mark Twain
'I


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE
773-5994R


Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $439,000. $135,000

$79,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
CHECK OUT-2 building lots in Bowling Green approximately 1
' acte. .. .
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. $4170000. $164,900.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.


Topsy See, Broker
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
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Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green 375-4441

Towing Service Available
-24 Hour Service -Lowest Possible Rates-
*Fast and Reliable-
(863) 781-3090 or 781-3091 cl:31c1


Hunting Accidents


Injure 1, Kill 1


Two hunting accidents in a
week's time, one in which a Bay
County man died, show that
hunters should always be mind-
ful of safety.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, Lynn
Haven resident Matthew Curen-
ton, 35, died after fellow hunter
and best friend Matthew Riley,
31, shot at a deer that stopped in
the road between the pair. Riley
was 798 feet from Curenton.
They were on a private hunting




SFCC Has

Security

Guard Class
A 40-hour basic security
guard certification course will
begin next month at South
Florida Community College.
Classes will run Feb. 11-26 in
the Public Service Academy on
the Highlands Campus in Avon
Park. They meet four nights per
week, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 to 10 p.m.
This course is required to be-
come a state-certified 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 materials.
Register in Building B at the
Highlands Campus or any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, contact the
SFCC Public Service Academy
at extension 7280 or 7285 at
773-2252.


lease in Calhoun County.
The .308-caliber rifle bullet
struck Curenton in the chest.
Riley performed cardiopul-
monary resuscitation on Curen-
ton until Emergency Medical
Services personnel arrived.
Curenton was taken to Cal-
houn-Liberty County Hospital,
where he was pronounced dead.
Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission in-
vestigators said both men were
wearing hunter-orange ball
caps, but were not visible to
each other due to the distance.
They said lack of visibility from
on-and-off rain and hazy condi-
tions also was a factor.
In a separate incident, an em-
ployee of Merrily Plantation in
Jefferson County received non-
life threatening injuries Jan. 17
when a guest accidentally shot
him on a quail covey rise.
Ronald William Harrell, 41,
who handles quail dogs for the
plantation, was hit with several
No. 8 pellets when James
Stynes, 58, a guest from New
York, attempted to shoot a quail
The longest one-syllable
word in the English lan-
guage is "strengths."


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) 1:1c


,ninett's Lock & Security

Mobile Lock & Key
Richard Bennett
Locksmith

(863) 781-2622

Serving Hardee County & Surrounding Areas
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Good Shepherd Hospice
advisla on U/ePa Hoice and Pafl#afve CM
dInitialyLicmedin 1984

LPNs, Full Time
4p-midnight or midnight-Ba,
M-F with rotating weekends.
One-on-One care at the
patient bedside entire
8-hour shift.
LPNs, Per Diem
Midnight-8am available.
For consideration, please fax
resume to (863) 616-2536 or
apply online at
www.goodshepardhospice.org
and click on Career
Opportunities.
EOE/DFWP cl1:31c



Sofa Gallery, Inc.
Stategically located for low over-
head prices. Specializes in fine
leather/fabric upholstry, sofas,
recliners, and bedroom. Style
selection to match the evolution
of your life experiences. Sound
Apologists for Made in America
products..finest craftsmen. Start-
ing prices for standard Made in
USA sofas about $495. Starting
prices of Custom Made 3 cushion
sofas about $1,795. Sales..
direct..no commission sales per-
sons. Service, if ever needed, by
professionals. Solid hardwood
frame & construction. Sedulous
effort's to please every customer.
M-Sat. 10:00 am-4:30 pm
or call for appointment. 385-2324
www.sofagalleryflorida.com
1451 US 27 North (located
behind Pinch A Penny) Sebring`



Harold Howze


Construction Inc.
Quality Professional Work






Custom
Home Builder
Room Additions



863-735-1158
or


863-781-2708
Licensed & Insured
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$ ac
6401j


that flew toward Harrell.
Harrell was driven to Archbold
Hospital in Thomasville, Ga.,
treated and released.
There have been four hunting


accidents in Northwest .Florida
since the beginning of the hunt-
ing season in October. The Jan.
19 death marks the first fatal
accident in the state this year.


This 2BR, 2B, 1295 sq. ft. home is close to shopping and schools.
Well maintained with hardwood floors and brick fireplace.
Large fenced, shaded lot. All appliances and window coverings
included. Indoor laundry room, 2-car carport, and 2-detached
buildings.

County Home on 5.77 Acres $449,000

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3BR, 2-1/2 B Home located in western Hardee County. This con-
crete block home is immaculate inside and out. Large great
room with beautiful stone woodburning fireplace. Open floor
plan. Kitchen has large work island and overlooks the dining
room and sunroom. Stained glass lighting, etched glass front
door, and hickory cabinets are a few of the special features of
this home. Large master BR and bath with jacuzzi tub, his and
her closets. Indoor laundry room features storage and counter
workspace. Oversized 2-car garage with additional storage.
Call Cindy.

10 ac. Valencia grove, irrigated & ~n tile,, $18,000 per ac. Call
David.
5 ac. Hwy 62, good homesite or de edpinpt potential, $95,000. Call
Bart. | |
30 ac. with 10 ac. Hamlin, it)0a&. Valencia. 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in. well $470,00. -llDavid

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BART BA._RTONS[] ;iio [ [ l] t,'t
Realor SERRIK SONE AVIDTERELLOINDYHAN

781-051 78-1433 781-036 (91)l73-064


Lete, Lode


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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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January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
THE TENTH JUDICIAl
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
FOR HARDEE COUNT

CASE NO.: 252008CP00C
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSME
also-known as FRANKLIN V
HOSMER,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
The administration of the
of FRANKLIN WYNNE HOc
also known as FRANKLIN W
MER, deceased, whose d
death was December 30,
and whose social security n
Is 425-16-4843, is pending
Circuit Court for Hardee C
Florida, Probate Divisior
address of which is Post
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, F
33873-1749. The name
address of the Personal rep
tative and the Pei
Representative's Attorney e
forth below.
All creditors of the de<
and other persons having c
or demands against the
dent's estate, on whom a cc
this notice is required
served must file their claim
this Court WITHIN THE LATI
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA
THE FIRST PUBLICATIC
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
AFTER THE DATE OF SE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
THEM.
All other creditors of the
dent and persons having cla
demands against the dece
estate must file their claim
this court WITHIN 3 MO
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO1
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
IN THE TIME PERIODS
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FL(
PROBATE CODE WILL BE F(
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
PERIODS SET FORTH Al
ANY CLAIM FILED TW(
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DE/
BARRED.
The date of the first publi
of this Notice is January 24,

Personal Represen
STEPHEN E. ST
1844 Libby
Wauchula, FL

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 065013

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

CASE NO.: 252008CP000
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSMEF
also known as FRANKLIN W.
HOSMER,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the e
of FRANKLIN WYNNE HOS
also known as FRANKLIN W.
MER, deceased, whose da
death was December 30,
and whose social security nu
is 425-16-4843, is pending i
Circuit Court for Hardee Cc
Florida, Probate Division,
address of which is Post.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Fl
33873-1749. The name
address of the Personal repr
tative and the Per
Representative's Attorney ar
forth below.
All creditors of the dec
and other persons having c
or demands against the
dent's estate, on whom a co
this notice is required tc
served must file their claims
this Court WITHIN THE LATE
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DAT
THE FIRST PUBLICATIOI
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
AFTER THE DATE OF SER
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTIC
THEM.
All other creditors of the
dent and persons having clai
demands against the decec
estate must file their claims
this court WITHIN 3 MOI
S AFTER THE DATE OF THE F
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
IN THE TIME PERIODS
FORT 733.702 OF THE FLO
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FC
EB BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
PERIODS SET FORTH AB
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEA
BARRED.
The date of the first public
of this Notice is January 24,

Personal Represent
STEPHEN E. ST<
1844 Libby


Wauchula, FL


Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BqURTON & BURTON, PA.
Pbst Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
1:24,31 c


The way to develop self-
confidence is to do the
thing you fear and get a
record of successful expe-
riences behind you.
-William Jennings
SBryan


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
7 THE TENTH JUDICIAL
1:24.31 CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
5OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLOR
CASE NO. 252007CA007
AND
B. HUGH BRADLEY, as CLE
OF COURTS, HARDEE COU
005 FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,

vs.

TERRY L. LANCE; UNITED
J STATES OF AMERICA, actirn
through the Farmers Home
[ Administration, FIDELITY IN
estate MENT FUND, INC., a Florid
MER, poration; and JAMES E. KEI
HOS- JR., and wife, LINDA KERSE
te of Defendants.
2007,
imber NOTICE OF ACTION
n the
county, TO THE DEFENDANT:
, the TERRY L. LANCE
Office Post Office Box 956
lorida Bowling Green, FL 33834
and Last Known Mailing Address
esen-
sonal YOU ARE NOTIFIED th
re set action for an equitable
pleader has been filed a
edent you, and you are required to
laims a copy of your written defen
dece- any, to it on the Plaintiff's att
py of JOHN W. H. BURTON of Bu
o be Burton, PA., whose addre
s with Post Office Drawer
-R OF Wauchula, Florida 33873,
E OF before the 15 day of Feb
N OF 2008, and file the original wi
DAYS Clerk of the Court either I
IVICE service on Plaintiff's attorr
E ON immediately thereafter,
default will be entered again
dece- for the relief demanded i
ms or complaint or petition.
lent's
with WITNESS my hand and th
NTHS of this Court on January 11,
FIRST
ICE. B. HUGH BRA
VITH- Clerk of the C
SET
)RIDA By: Connie
)REV- Deputy
-TIUF 1:17,24,3


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOOR
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO.: 252008CP00
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EM
BRYAN, a/k/a EMILY JOYCE
BRYAN
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
The administration of the
of EMILY BRYAN, dec
--hose date of death
.ecember 25,,2007, Is pen
the Circuit Court for I
County, Florida, Probate Di
the address of which is
Office Drawer 1749, Wai
Florida 33873. The ndm
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is with lunch and the term "Blue Laws" came up.
)NTHS Only a couple of the younger folks present knew what it
FIRST meant, and when I explained that they were laws, most long since
TICE. repealed, that prohibited stores from being open on Sundays, they

WISET almost didn't believe me. "You couldn't go shopping for clothes on
THE Sunday?" It was somewhat akin to talking to your children or
WILL grandchildren about growing up without television.
Not only do I remember the days when you could not shop on
E TIME Sunday, but I also remember the uproar in my native Minnesota
BOVE, when some retailers challenged the laws as antiquated and in need
O (2)
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ATH IS Supporters of the status quo said that rescinding the laws
would negatively affect quality family time, and that more hours
weren't needed with stores already open six days a week.
BRYAN Supporters of change used arguments such as Sunday being the
itioner only time the whole family could shop together. They said that
BRYAN
itioner shopping together on Sunday would be quality time for the family.
BRYAN Eventually the law was repealed, the stores opened, and that
itioner particular "blue law" became history.
But I thought about it and the luncheon conversation when I
came across the Jan. 20 reading in our "Three Minutes A Day"
book. The reading references an article that offered suggestions to
"make Sunday a holy day."
One idea to make the Sabbath holy is that we set aside time for
communal, family and individual worship and prayer. Sounds like
52 the proverbial "no-brainer." We do go to church, so that's the com-
pre- munal part, but as I reflecteti on the words "family" and "individ-
ual," it struck me that most of our lifestyles are so busy we place
1:24.31c much less emphasis than we used to on prayer in general.
OF To test my theory and take my own survey, I asked some
L friends. One person admitted not praying much anymore. "I want
I to pray and believe in it. I just don't take the time anymore." And
IDA I was very surprised to observe how many around the room nodded
728 their heads in agreement.
Then someone asked what happened to the practice of family
RK prayer that so many of us grew1up with?'It used to be prevalent--...
NTY, remember Father Patrick Peyton's quote that "the family that prays
together stays together" but it seems to have been replaced by
television, busy schedules and even apathy.
Family.prayer time needn't take a lot of time. It could mean
just a few minutes before dinner to read some Bible verses or even
next Sunday's Gospel. The result is that the family stops, gathers
ig and prays.
VEST. I know the reactions that some of the younger family members
a cor- will have. Most of us had that same reaction when our folks said it
RSEY, was time to kneel and pray but, in time, we turned to that same
EY, prayer to give us hope, strength or comfort.
/ And we didn't learn to pray from a book or a TV show. We learned
by example.
For a free copy of "That's the Spirit The Power of Prayer,"
write: The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, 11th Floor, New York,
NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.


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GRAFFITI
Graffiti has become a form of communication among gang
members as well as a symbol of artistic expression from our trou-
bled youth.
It is also an annoying display of disrespect for property and the
people who own it.
The painted messages or incommunicable destruction cause
discontent among the community and indirectly affect the local
economy through a loss of tax dollars, tourism and growth. People
may no longer desire to visit or move to our community when it is
infested with graffiti.
There must be a certain level of intolerance embedded within


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the culture of our community when it comes to the intentional
defacing of property. A quick response is critical to the remediation
of vandalized property and a future halt to graffiti occurrences.
In order to fight acts of destruction to public property, we need
to formulate a comprehensive response plan. There have been other
communities implementing successful graffiti eradication pro-
grams to combat the defacing of roadways, signs and buildings.
A program of this nature entails a cooperative effort among
several agencies as well as the general public. Law enforcement
can team up with the state attorneys' office and community diver-
sion programs to sanitize the affected areas. This can be done by
forcing a person convicted of vandalism to repair the damage
through a supervised community service program. As part of the
sentencing process, convicts are directed through court order to
remove graffiti from affected properties, within the community.
This may entail painting over the graffiti with a fresh coat of paint.
Another sector of the eradication program could involve a vol-
unteer group immediately responding to a graffiti scene and paint-
ing over the vandalized area. The volunteer portion of the program
provides a quicker response, as court proceedings tend to be quite
lengthy in time.
The costs for this program can be defrayed by requiring the
convict to pay restitution for their crimes. Additionally corporate
donations in the form of paint and painting supplies can supple-
ment the funding of this project. Actively supporting a community
project by donating critical supplies helps the business to become
vested in the ongoing growth of the community.
Regardless of the source of the funding, a program like this is
essential in terms of reducing crime. Failing to remove graffiti
from our community only invites further acts of criminality.
A well-known criminologist by the name of James Q. Wilson
theorized that crime would eventually flourish in a community if
the vandalism therein remains unrepaired. This empirical thinking
was later indoctrinated in a book entitled, "Broken Windows
Theory." In his book, Wilson surmised that when an abandoned
house is vandalized by one broken window, left unrepaired it
would invite further criminal activity. The criminal element would
test the police and community to see if anyone cares about the
house and surrounding neighborhood. A second window would be
broken, and the house might be tagged with graffiti followed by
further acts of destruction.
Anything short of immediate repair would suggest an apathet-
ic attitude or lack of community interest and concern for the house.
Soon truants and runaways may appear and take up occupan-
cy. Minor nuisance violations occur such as excessive noise, pub-
lic intoxication and brawling. Those low- level crimes begin to
rapidly escalate as more criminals become aware of the location
and lack of community control. An infestation of drug dealers and
users, prostitutes and gang members takes root, bringing along
more serious interpersonal crime.
At this juncture, the community has lost the house and neigh-
borhood through a systematic escalation of unabated criminal
activity.
To stop the progression of criminality, we must quickly cure
any signs of vandalism.
In order for law enforcement to be effective, the community
should make a concerted effort to become involved in the policing
of its neighborhoods. At first glance, signs of degenerative proper-
ty must be instantly restored and maintained. Absent property own-
ers must be aware of conditions surrounding the structures they
own and quickly handle problematic issues. Failure to do so in a
timely manner will require government intervention.
Code enforcement is the arm of the local government that
investigates violations of ordinances regarding the proper upkeep
of private property. It is imperative that these officers routinely
patrol the community and cite owners for code violations. Law
enforcement must also be on the lookout for potential sources of
criminal activity, such as abandoned houses and commercial build-
ings. Deputies should be in and around these areas recording their
observations and documenting specific areas in need of resources.
It is also important that law enforcement has the ability to read
and understand gang tagging. Once they understand the messages,
deputies can record the data arid pass it along to the gang task force
for further investigation. Hopefully this will enable them to identi-
fy the source of the graffiti and possibly stop future criminality.
The identification, condemnation and demolishing of build-
ings in disrepair coupled with a graffiti eradication program will
improve the community's' quality of life.
This grassroots approach to crime fighting is a necessary tool
in the suppression of criminal activity as well as a step toward the
continued beautification project of Hardee County.
Dr. Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.

Singer Marvin Lee Aday is better known by the stage
name "Meat Loaf." It's a nickname that dates back to his
hefty high-school football days. His weight-in the mid-
200s-earned him the nickname.







12B The Herald-Advocate, January 31, 2008


Teach A Kid To Hunt Waterfowl


Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days are here!
This opportunity provides a
chance for experienced water-
fowl hunters to take youngsters
afield to teach them duck-hunt-
ing techniques and ethics. The
Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-
servation Commission and the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
have established Feb. 2-3 as
"Youth' Waterfowl Hunting
Days" to help pass on the hunt-
ing tradition,
This statewide two-day sea-
son allows children younger
than 16 to hunt, with adult
supervision, waterfowl, coots
and common moorhens. Sup-
ervisors must be present, and
may assist but are prohibited
from hunting. Licenses, permits
and federal duck stamps are not
required for youth hunters.
The daily bag limit of ducks
is six. The six-duck limit may
consist of no more than one
black duck, one mottled duck,
one fulvous whistling-duck,
one piritail, two canvasback,
two redheads, two wood ducks,
two scaup, four scoters and four
mallards, of which only two can
be female.


Taking or attempting to take
brant or harlequin ducks is ille-
gal. All other species of ducks
may be taken up to the six-bird
limit.
The daily limit on coots and
common moorhens is 15, and
there is a five-bird limit on mer-
gansers, only two of which may
be hooded. Light geese may be
hunted statewide. Light geese
include snow, blue and Ross'
geese. There is a 15-bird daily
bag limit on any combination of
these geese,
Canada geese may be taken
in the Florida waters of Lake
Seminole, which is south of
State Road 2, north of the Jim
Woodruff Dam and east of
County Road 271. The daily
bag limit is five geese.
All .other regulations for
hunting waterfowl apply to this
two-day season. Hunting regu-
lations can be found online at
MyFWC.com/hunting or in the
FWC's waterfowl and coot sea-
sons brochure, available at
county tax collectors' offices.
Three Youth Waterfowl Hunt-
ing Days events are scheduled,
where young hunters will learn
about waterfowl and waterfowl


hunting from experts. The
youths will have the opportuni-
ty to hunt with experienced
mentors to put the skills they
learn into practice at the follow-
ing locations.
The South Brevard Chapter
of Ducks Unlimited will host its
annual Camp Blackbelly water-
fowl youth hunt on Friday at the
T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Man-
agement Area in Brevard
County. For more information,
contact Tony Rushing at (321)
725-3246.
United Waterfowlers of
Florida will host its annual
waterfowl youth hunt on Sun-
day at Stormwater Treatment
Area 5 in Hendry County. For
more information, call Alex
Urquia at (786) 251-8427.
On Saturday, duck hunting
will be available to about 30
youths between the ages of 12-
15 at the Beau Turner Conser-
vation Center in Jefferson
County, approximately 20 miles
east of Tallahassee. For more
information, contact Lt. Kent
Harvey at Kent.Harvey@My-
FWC.com.


Baseball Boys Start Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We've got a good mix of
senior leadership and youthful
excitement,"
Coach Steve Rewis com-
mented enthusiastically about
the 2008 baseball team, while
offering a bit of caution as the
varsity starts in the Diamond
Classic at Lake Wales on
Tuesday through Thursday next


week. That will be followed by
the Highlander Tournament,
also at Lake Wales, on Feb. 11-
14.The regular season begins
Feb. 19 at Braden River.
"We have an almost com-
pletely different team from last
year. We lost 10 seniors, five of
them three-year starters. We
have seven seniors to step up
and lead the underclassmen. We
could have seniors, juniors,


HARDEE WILDCATS
VARSITY BASEBALL SCHEDULE
2008


Feb 5-7
Feb 11-14

Feb 19
Feb 21
Feb 22
Feb 26
Feb 29
Mar 4
Mar 7
Mar 11
Mar 13
Mar 14
Mar 17
Mar 18
Mar 20
Mar 24
Mar 25
Mar 28
Apr 8
Apr 11
Apr 15
Apr 17

Apr 21-25


Diamond Classic
Lake Wales
Highlander Classic
Braden River
Frostproof
Avon Park
. Mulberry
Booker
Sebring
Palmetto
Desoto
Ft. Meade
Braden River
Bartow
Avon Park
Mulberry
Frostproof
Booker
Sebring
Palmetto
Desoto
Bartow
Ft. Meade


Lake Wales

Lake Wales
Away
Home
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Home
Away
Away
Home
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District Tournament
Braden River High School


Head Coach: Steve Rewis

HARDEE WILDCATS
JV BASEBALL SCHEDULE

2008
Feb 14 Lake Placid Home 6:00
Feb 19 Braden River Home 6:00
Feb 22 Avon Park Home 4:00
Feb 25 Ft. Meade Home 6:00
Mar 3 Lake Placid Away 6:00
Mar 4 Sebring Away 4:00
Mar 7 Palmetto Away 7:00
Mar 11 Desoto Home 6:00
Mar 14 Braden River Away 6:00
Mar 18 Avon Park Away 4:00
Mar 20 Ft. Meade Away 6:00
Mar 24 Port Charlotte Home 6:00
Mar 28 Sebring Home 4:00
Apr 1 Port Charlotte Away 1:00
Apr 8 Palmetto Home 6:00
Apr 11 Desoto Away 6:00


Coach: John Sharp



America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a polit-
ical and moral fact-the first community in which men set out
in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible govern-
ment and human equality.
-Adlai Stevenson


sophs and even freshmen seeing
a lot of playing time," he added.
Coaching with him are Brian
Alexy and David Beumel. The
trio directed the 2007 Wildcats
to the second round of playoffs.
This year's Wildcats include
the senior seven, Will Abbott,
Carl Basey, Kyle Cobb, Cody
Gullatt, Kaleb Saunders, Josh
Spencer and Dan Timmons.
Joining them are juniors
Adam Cartwright, Michael
Dixon, Ben Krause, Tony Mar-
tinez, Brek McClenithan and
Tyler Robertson, sophs Tyler
Cobb, Carson Davis and
Conner Davis, and freshmen
Scott Donaldson and Malik
Tatis.
The junior varsity Wildcats,
under coaches John Sharp and
Paul Samuels, have a nearly
equal blend of sophomores and
freshmen. They will wait to
begin their season on Feb. 14
with a four-game home stand
against Lake Placid, Braden
River, Avon Park and Fort
Meade before going on the road
in early March.
Sophs back for another year
on the squad are Joseph Adams,
Marcus Chancey, Dalton Farr,
Brandon Holton, Grayson Lam-
bert, Dustin Maddox, Kendall
Mink, Kody Porter and Josh
Rickett.
Added to the mix in their first
year on the team are freshmen
Justin Bromley, Thomas Flores,
Michael Forrester, Jake Mayer,
Dillon Rabon, Caleb Reas,
Kalan Royal, Lincoln Saunders,
Kyle Ward, and Malik Tatis and
Scott Donaldson, who will split
time with the varsity.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #08-01-SS A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Low Density Residential" on
the Cha L. Lee and Ka Vue property consisting of approximately 9.80
acres.
A public hearing will be held on the 11th day of February 2008, at 6:00 PM., and
thereafter Ordinance 2008-01 A will be presented to the City Commission for approval
upon the first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at
which public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to
any and all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126
South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00
PM., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISBILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEET-
ING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


City of Wauchula
Future Land Use Amendment
Ordinance # 2008-01-A Exhibit "A"


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100 Inning Game For Girls Softball Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first week of Lady Wild-
cat softball has a trio of exciting
events.
The girls began the pre-sea-
son with a trip Tuesday to
Arcadia to play against Avon
Park in a 5:30 game. They
return to the DeSoto tourna-
ment today (Thursday) to face
the host squad in a 7:30 p.m.
game.
A fun and fundraiser 100-
inning game will be played on
the home field at the Recreation
Complex north of the high
school on Saturday. Anyone
wanting to sponsor an inning or.
maybe a few innings, should
contact head coach Liz Lenhart
at the high school.
Tryouts for the 2008 Lady
Wildcat team began Jan. 7, with
23 players chosen to play on
either the JV or varsity squads.
Lenhart is assisted by Linda
Arredonda, Lauren Weeks and
Leigh Schro, a new North
Wauchula Elementary School
teacher.
"I feel optimistic and expect
to do well this year when we get
everyone out. Some are still in
winter sports so, right now, we
haven't divided into varsity and
junior varsity," said Lenhart.
She has a blend of seniors
and underclassmen. One of the
two seniors is four-year player
Amber Steedley, who has
played travel ball in the off-sea-
son and got some good looks by
college scouts while playing a
tournament with the Tampa
Mustangs a month or so ago.
The other senior is Paige
Avery, a three-year player still
on the basketball court.
The are a half dozen juniors,
three-year players Chelsea
Owens, Miranda Powell and
Krystin Robertson, Alivia


Daniels, a two-year players and
Cassy Southerland in her first
year at Hardee. Three-year
players Lola Rivera is sidelined
for now with an injured back
but hopes to be available in a
week or two.
Representing the sophomore
class are two-year players Paige
Clark, Kristina Garcia, Halley
Marshall, Lindy Rossman,
Marisa Shivers, Heather St.
John and Chelsey Steedley and
Sierra Gee, Marce Ramirez,
Selina Avila and Kerry Mush-


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Mar 3
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rush. The freshmen are DeSerea
Newcomb, Elviria Servin and
Emily Starratt.
* The regular season opens
Tuesday with a visit from
Sebring. The JV game is at 5:30
and varsity about 7:30. There is
a trip next Thursday, Feb. 7 to
Palmetto. Other district oppo-
nents are Braden River, Avon
Park, Sarasota Booker and
DeSoto. Hardee will also play
Santa Fe Catholic, Fort Meade,
All Saints' Academy and
Lakeland Christian.


HARDEE WILDCAT
SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
2008


Pre Season Classic/Avon Park 5:30
Pre Season Classic/Desoto 7:30
Sebring 5:30/7:30
@Palmetto 5:30/7:30
Braden River 5:30/7:30
Avon Park 5:30/7:30
@Santa Fe Catholic 4:00
@Ft. Meade 5:30/7:30
@Sebring 5:30/7:30
Booker 6:00
All Saints 6:00
@Avon Park 5:30/7:30
Palmetto 5:30/7:30
@Lakeland Christian 6:00
Desoto 5:00/7:00
@Booker 6:00
@All Saints 6:00
@Desoto 5:00/7:00
@Braden River 4:30/6:30
Santa Fe Catholic 6:00
Lakeland Christian 6:00
Ft. Meade 6/7:30
Districts @ Desoto TBA


Head Coach: Liz Lenhart


Jan. 31 Girls Softball DeSoto Preseason Away 7:30 p.m.
Girls Weightlifting Avon Park Away 5:30 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away TBA
(District Playoffs)
Feb. 5 Girls Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball Lake Wales Away TBA
(Diamond Classic)
Feb. 7 Girls Softball Palmetto Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball Lake Wales Away TBA
Feb. 8 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away TBA
Feb. 11 Girls/Boys Tennis Lake Placid HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 Girls Tennis Fort Meade HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Avon Park HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Boys Baseball Lake Wales Away TBA.
(Highlander Tourney)
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SThusday; January 31, 2008


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

It is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, or familial status when renting, selling or
financing a home or property.

You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discriminated against when buying or renting
a home please contact Ms. Pamela Northup, City Clerk at the City of Bowling Green (863)
375-2255.

The City of Bowling Green is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in the City of Bowling
Green's Fair Housing Ordinance which outlines steps that can be taken locally to report
housing discrimination.

A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at the Bowling Green City Hall in addition
information on Fair Housing and Fair Housing Law can be obtained by contacting the
Housing Discrimination Hotline at, 1-800-669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or on the
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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 MISION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m..,
Miercoles Servico................ 6:30 p.m.

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

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

ONA


LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1... 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 ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............6:00 p.m.

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
-,.. -. Rd.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
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 Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday ................................ 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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


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 ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ... ............ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ...............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper ............. 5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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 Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting!,'
Bible Study ................6:'00p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

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


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton 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.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAlPSTXCHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road- 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Church Tra inning ............... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ....................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Seryice ..<.>.....,.. 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ............... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................ 7:00 a.m.
(English) .... .......... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ............ 11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....:........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 Worship .....................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF


PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1... 1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train........7:00 p.nm.
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 ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church................................ 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ...... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .... ............ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m .

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1....1:00 am.
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 .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................1:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1...11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
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.............1....0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Training Union .................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening -Worship ,................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


A golfer asked a caddy, "Why
didn't you watch where my ball
went?7
"Your ball usually doesn't go
anywhere," he said, "and you took
me by surprise."
What's true of that ball is true of
many believers. Our Lord said, "Go
into all the world .and preach the
gospel to every creature." But
most believers usually don't go
anywhere. They wouldn't cross the
hall, let alone the highway or the
hillside.
This is a "go-go" generation. We
have "go-go" carts and "go-go"
girls. But we don't have "go-go"
believers.
Dare you go and preach the
gospel to others?


M an's ventures in art merely imitate the magnificence
of God's designs. No museum can offer a winter
landscape to rival God's own etching.
The works of the Divine Artist not only bring us beauty,
peace and inspiration, but also teach us fundamental *
lessons for everyday living. The love so evident in nature's
beauty is a love we can all share. The orderliness of
creation inspires unity, trust, and brotherhood.
For all our spiritual searching, you and I cannot match
the touch of the Almighty. But following lines He has
drawn for us, perhaps one day our human scene will look
more like something God etched.


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE TWO MOTHERS
I was one of the luckiest kids in Hardee County because I was
raised by two mothers including one of my mother's oldest sisters,
Mildred Hadsel. Aunt Mildred's husband died about the time that I
was born. Apparently she had a hard time dealing with it so my par-
ents moved in with her to share her house and help care for her for
awhile.
That summoned my arrival on February 22, 1941. Aunt
Mildred was a priceless friend, aunt and second mother. She took
me everywhere when I was a child, and I have mentioned in other
columns some of the trips with her to Grandmother's house.
When Aunt Mildred got near the end of her life she developed
macular degeneration and became confined, but unlike many peo-
ple with her condition she had all of her wits and mind about her.
She was a delightful person to be around, and it was my privilege
to visit her several times a week after her eyesight failed.
I remember she told me two profound things. She told me,
"Son, when I get to the end of life where I am confined I hope I am
pleasant enough that people will come to see me." That was cer-
tainly the case because she was everybody's Aunt Mildred on the
Smith side of our family. She also had many other friends from
church, Eastern Star membership and all her activities in Hardee
County. The flow of people in and out of her home was constant so
Aunt Mildred didn't spend a lot of time alone.
When she lost her privilege to drive she told me, "Son, when
you get my age you don't want somebody to come and see you.
You want them to come and take you somewhere," so I took Aunt
Mildred on all kind of what we called road trips.
We toured the antique shops in Arcadia, and one time we did
Cypress Gardens. I remember that trip especially because it was the
first time I got a senior citizen discount. The highlight of one of our
trips was a trip to the aquarium in Tampa and lunch at the Columbia
Restaurant.
As we were sitting there Aunt Mildred said, "You know, Don
(her husband) and I brought Dow and Nell Durrance to Columbia
Restaurant in 1927 to have lobster."
The Columbia Restaurant is famous for it's 1905 Bar, which is
the year the restaurant opened. That day, in 1927, the waiter
reminded everyone that the restaurant was 22 years old. Don's plan
was to treat Uncle Dow and Aunt Nell to lobster. However they
were from the country, and they had always eaten country cooking,
like everyone who grew up in Wauchula. Lobster just wasn't a reg-
ular on our plates.
When the lobster was served, the very idea of actually eating
that ugly, steaming, hard-shelled creature from the depth of the
ocean was apalling to them. The waiter suggested he take it back to
the kitchen and shell it for them. When he brought it back, Uncle
Dow and Aunt Nell enjoyed lobster for the very first time. It was
the highlight of Uncle Don's trip because it was his idea to do
something that special.
I have often wondered, but forgot to ask Aunt Mildred that day,
about how long it took to drive to the Columbia Restaurant for
lunch in 1927, with cars being what they were and roads being
what they were. My wife Suzan and I go .to the Columbia
Restaurant occasionally, and it takes us about an hour but I have
often thought that must have been quite a jaunt in 1927.


Hollyann Brown celebrated
turning 9 with a slumber party
Friday night at home. Joining
her were little sister Hannah,
cousin Rebeka and friends
Kaylee, Abby, Brianna and
Amber.
Happy birthday, Holly!

Mildred Abbott Cooper will
celebrate her 92nd year on
Tuesday. To commemorate this
special occasion, her family
invites you to stop by and visit
this Sunday between 3 and 5
p.m. at the home of Sherman
and Rilla Cooper. Coffee and
cake will be served.

Bradley Yake and Rebeca
Campos will exchange mar-
riage vows this Saturday at 1
p.m. in the sanctuary of Fort
Green Baptist Church. A recep-
tion, hosted by the ladies of the
church, will immediately fol-
low in the fellowship hall of the
church.


The junior- and senior-high
youth of Fort Green Baptist will
be hosting the annual Sweet-
heart Banquet at Fort Green
Baptist Church Sunday even-
ing, Feb. 10. The menu will be
lasagna, bread, salad, tea and
dessert.
If you are interested in help-
ing with items needed for this
event, please see Chrysta
Chancey.

K'Lyn Simpson is 4! She cel-
ebrated with family and friends
on Saturday, Jan. 19. The theme
of her party was princesses.
The highlight of her party was
the enormous pink castle cake
enjoyed by her many guests.
Happy birthday, K'Lyn!

There is a new teenager, and
one soon-to-be, in our midst!
Sisters Nicole and Amber
Franks both celebrated birth-
days this month. They turned
13 and 12, respectively.
Happy birthday, girls!


Dixie Darlings Move Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With another pair of games in
the books, the Dixie Darlings or
machine pitch girls teams
changed a little in their stand-
ings.
Although there is a game
missing from the book in each
6f the past two weeks, based on
what is available, the Vandolah
Shockers have a 2-1 record and
lead the division. The Carlton
Brothers Heartbreakers are now
at 3-3 and the EMBR Con-
struction Power Puffs are third.
Last Monday, the Shockers
stung the Heartbreakers 14-5.
Cori-Ann Rosales paced the
Shockers with a trio of tallies.
Cassidy Brown, Yadria Castillo
and Bridgette Conley each put a
pair of runs on the board.
Lyndsey Welch, Sarah Welch,
Michaela Klein, Michaela
Villarreal and Marisol Mon-
tanez chipped in with a score
apiece. McKenna Dimock and
Jocelyn Villarreal added defen-


sively.
Destinee Pace came around
to cross home plate twice for
the Heartbreakers. Ashlee Pat-
terson, Abigail Ereckson and
Sarah Carlton each touched
home once. Other players are
Aubrey Bragg, Claire Carlton,
Aiyanna Root, Kaylee Barberie,
Eliyah Mariner and Hallie
Atchley contributed too.
There was no record of the
game Tuesday between the
Shockers and Power Puffs.
The Power Puffs, who are
coached by Selena Camacho,
assisted by John Scheel and
Eddie Coronado, and team
mothers Rosa Villigas and
Frankie Scheel, won Thursday's
game by forfeit when the
Heartbreakers conceded.
On the Power Puffs squad are
Lilanna Ponce, Alex Brant,
Heather Coronado, Destiny
Scheel, Yasmin Ramirez, Alicia
Lopez, Andrea McVay, Katie
Camocho, Lucy Galvez and
Vivana Flores.


CHAPEL
We had 174 in attendance,
with organist Gerry Wilhelm
playing as we entered. The
choir sang "There Is A Balm In
Gilead," directed by Ardeth
Johns and accompanied by
Cheryl Conkle. Pastor Jim
spoke'from the book of James,
Chapter 4, on drawing closer to
God.
We appreciate those who help
to make the chapel a success
and for the fellowship afterward
with cookies and coffee headed
by Ray and Ruth Gunn.

COFFEE
There were 253 for coffee,
doughnuts and fellowship.
Many coupons were won, and
50/50 was won by Fred Opper-
man. Congrats to all the win-
ners.
We have some new chairmen:
for chapel, Bob Bellis; Rich
Pearson for the woodshop; and
Cal Oldham for cribbage.
The Shufflers' ham-and-egg
breakfast was well attended,
serving 376. Nancy Singleton
and her crew worked to make it
such a success.

ACTIVITIES
Don't forget about signing up
to participate in our Variety
Show which will be held March
6, or see Diane Pearson. Today
(Thursday) is the Golf Snack
Bar starting at 4:30 p.m., with
chicken as the entr6e. Saturday
is a dance with "Tiny Bubbles"
from 7 to 10 p.m., so come on
down and join in the park activ-
ities.
Larry Brown is our new park
champ in shuffle with Stan
McCormack second, Mamie


Morton third, and Darlene
Morrison fourth.
Bowling had six men and one
gal with over 200: Bernie
Merema, Steve McIntire, Dick
Wilton, Dave Thompson, Bob
Bellis, and Bob Gregorie and
Kay Glover with two 200
games with high series of 556!

SPOTLIGHT
Gerry and Norb Wilhelm
have been married for 50 years
and have three sons and two
grandchildren. They live in
Monroeville, Ohio, and have
been coming to Pioneer Creek
RV Resort for nine years.
Gerry is treasurer of our
activities, and has held this
position for 2-1/2 years and was
our secretary for two years.
This position was a perfect fit
for her as she worked in com-
mercial banking as a career and
is a true people person. Doing
the treasurer's job is very time
consuming, and she is very
detailed with it. We need to let
her know how much we appre-
ciate her talents and sharing her
time with us, doing this task.
Many times jobs like this are
taken for granted.
Gerry is an organist and has
played for our chapel here and
has played for her church at
home for the past 35 years. She
also played in a dance band for
13 years.
Norb has always had two
jobs, as a farmer plus working
for a printing company. He still
works part-time. Norb plays
horseshoes and golf.
They both love playing cards,
love to travel, and love their
grandchildren. Both have been
a great asset to our park.


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Courthouse Report


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
license was issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Paul L. Hall, 37, Orlando,
and Debreta Trenchfield, 48,
Sebring.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
National American Corp. LP
vs. Lester Hagendorf and Eliza-
beth White, judgment of evic-
tion.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Feliciano Barrera, disorderly
intoxication and violation of
probation (original charge dis-
orderly intoxication), probation
revoked, 30 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$315 fine and court costs plus
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Tocory Daniels, possession
of drug paraphernalia and pos-
session of marijuana, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation 12
months, drug evaluation and
treatment, $315 fine and court
costs, 110 hours community
service.
Matthew Jonathan Gilliard,
obtaining property by worthless
check, estreated bond.
Jose Alfredo Ramirez, resist-
ing arrest without violence and
disorderly intoxication, proba-
tion six months, alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol or drugs, $315 fine and
court costs, 110 hours commu-
nity service.
Indalecio Zamarripa-Garcia,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Tommie Harris Jr., resisting
arrest without violence, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Tommy Kilpatrick, posses-
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, pro-
bation 12 months, warrantless
search and seizure, random


drug tests, drug abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, $315 fine
and court costs, $115 public
defender fees, 110 hours com-
munity service.
Richard Lee Hines, criminP'I
mischief, adjudication wit.-
held, probation 12 months,
$315 fine and court costs, $150
investigative costs, $20 restitu-
tion, 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Ashley Nicole Hiers, petit
theft, not prosecuted.
Stella Valdez Rodriguez, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, 45 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Alfonso Roquez, shoplifting,
45 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs.
Bridgett Carter, giving false
name to a law enforcement offi-
cer, 30 days, CTS and concur-
rent with traffic sentence, $315
fine and court costs.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Richard Lee Hines, racing on
highway, dismissed.
Danielle Marie Thomas, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation
revoked, 25 days CTS.
Jonathan Nicholas Dawes,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), $330 fine and court
costs.
Steven Jaquez, DWLS, pro-
duced valid license, adjudica-
tion withheld, $185 court costs.
Wesley Murphy, DWLS, ad-
judication withheld, $185 court
costs.
Jason Martin Spiller, viola-
tion of license restrictions,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Maria Villegas, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, probation six
months, best effort to get valid
license, $330 fine and court


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costs, 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Adolfo Granbichvado, DUI
and no valid license, estreated
bonds.
Roel Ramirez Hernandez,
DUI and no valid license, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, ignition
interlock one year, tag impound
10 days, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or
bars, random alcohol tests,
$903 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Mark Randal Kiella, DWLS,
$435 fine and court costs.
Gabino Antonio Lopez-
Jimenez, DUI and DWLS, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended 12 months, tag impound
10 days, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or
bars, random alcohol tests,
$903 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fees, 50 hours
community service.
Justin Heath Morris, DUI -
amended to reckless driving
with alcohol a factor, probation
12 months, DUI school, evalua-
tion and treatment, no alcohol
or bars, random alcohol tests,
$330 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Angel Rodriguez, DWLS and
unlawful use of temporary tag,
adjudication withheld, $330;
second count DWLS, $330 fine
and court costs.
Hector Manuel Sierra, DUI,
DUI with property damage and
no valid license, 12 months pro-
bation, license suspended 12
months, ignition interlock one
year, tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, evaluation and treat-
ment, no alcohol or bars, ran-
dom alcohol tests, $903 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Raul Trevino, DWLS, proba-
tion 12 months, $330 fine and
court costs, 110 hours commu-
nity service; operating a motor
vehicle with expired tag, not
prosecuted.
Bridgett Carter, two counts
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
30 days CTS and concurrent
with DeSoto County.
Alfredo Lopez, DWLS, $330
fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Claire Perez et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Angela Newman and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Brandon L. Newman, peti-
tion to establish an administra-
tive child support order.
Mattie Moore vs. Deloris
Dianna Gamble, petition for
injunction for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank National
Association vs. Josephine
Garza, petition for mortgage
foreclosure,
Robert Earl Woods and
Robin Lee Woods, divorce.
Irene Jones and DOR vs.
Oliver Lacy Everett, petition
for child support.
Patricia Ann Tomlinson and
Dwayne Alan Tomlinson,
divorce.


Ralph Hunt and Donna Hunt,
divorce.
Maria Natividad Dominguez
vs. Jevon Lee Burks, petition
for injunction for protection.
Alfred Wiesbauer vs. Robert
and Heather Elizabeth Scony-
ers, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Ralph Marshall Bladen and
the estate of Pamela Bladen vs.
Hardee County Commission,
damages.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Kelly Louise Barber and
DOR vs. Benjamin Wayne
Barber, voluntary dismissal.
Yolanda Rodriguez vs. Mario
Rodriguez, injunction for pro-
tection.
Joanie Valdez Garcia vs. Ed-
ward Garcia, temporary injunc-
tion for protection dismissed.
Jill Ann Skipper vs. Christo-
pher J. Albritton, injunction for
protection amended.
Lee S. Camel Jr. vs. State
Farm Mutual Automobile Insur-
ance Co., dismissed.
Wauchula Police Depart-
ment, order of forfeiture.
Charietie Marie Woods vs.
Robert Waylon Murphy, volun-
tary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Daisy Faircloth vs. Robert
Bivens Jr., voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Robin L. Carter vs. Orlando
S. Carter, injunction for protec-
tion extended.
Foremostco Inc. vs. Della-
terra Farms Inc. and Douglas P.
Deschler, default judgment.
The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Andre Maurice Baker, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge battery), violation affi-
davit withdrawn, probation' ter-
minated, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Jamaine Deanthony Brown,
failure of- sexual-offender to
report change of address and
grand theft auto, estreated
bonds.
Henry Lee Harris, grand theft
auto and dealing in stolen prop-
erty, one y ear one day Florida
State Prison CTS, $495 fine and
court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Elpidio Solis Padilla, crimi-
nal use of personal identifica-
tion information, giving false
information to a law enforce-
ment officer and no valid
license, 75 days CTS, $495 fine
and court costs and $190 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Julie Carol Stone, burglary of


dwelling pleaded to lesser
charge of trespass, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$330 fine and court costs.
Debbie Faye Thompson, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges uttering a forged instru-
ment and grand theft), proba-
tion revoked, one year one day
Florida State Prison, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Clifton Yeatman, grand theft,
possession of burglary tools and
fleeing to elude a law enforce-
ment officer, probation five
years, $310 court costs and
$190 public defender fees
placed on lien, $7,940 restitut-
tion.
Phillip Wayne Kersey, tres-
pass on property with a weapon
and violation of probation
(original charge manufacture of
marijuana), probation revoked,
300 days jail, $495 fine and
court costs and outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien;
second count trespass on prop-
erty with a weapon, not prose-
cuted.
Esteban Mendiola, fleeing or
attempting to elude an officer
- amended to lesser resisting
arrest without violence, adjudi-


cation withheld, probation one
year, $330 fine and court.costs.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Susan Yvonne Hogan vs.
James K. and Pamela R. Sellers,
$25,000.
Patricia K. Dopier to Dopier
Groves Inc, $250,000.
Stine Family Partnership
LTD to Kenneth A. and Eileen
M. Lambert, $30,160.
Shirley A. Masters to David
A. Bennett, $70,000.
Joseph K. Lopez Sr. Family
Partnership LTD to Kenneth A.
and Eileen M. Lambert,
$30,160.
Betty Ann Eason to David
Terrell, $150,000.
Edward S. Schontag Jr. to
Kenneth A. and Eileen M.
Lambert, $30,160.
An ently in this section recently
indicated the sale of Cooper's
Wayside Flowers Inc. to George
and Shirley Fowler. Actually,
the $700,000 sale was of the
buildings and offices adjacent
and south of Cooper's Wayside
Flowers, which remains open
under the same management.


AAA Ball Jogs Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the second full week of
play, the 2008 AAA or Minors
youth ball continues on its
merry way.
Without all the scores avail-
able, there appears to be a tie
for the leadership in the AAA
division, the Vols Cubs and CF
Industries White Sox each with
a 3-1 record. The Jack See Con-
struction Athletics (A's) have
moved up with a 3-2 record,
followed by the C&B Cattle Co.
Yankees, the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Red Sox and the KMW
Photo Devil Rays.
Last week began with Mon-
day's encounter between the
Cubs and Devil Rays, with the
Cubs winning 11-3.
Aaron Harrison, Hayden
Lindsey and Hunter Scranton
each circled the bases twice for
the Cubs. Boone Paris, Kyle
Hewett, Michael Owens, Jim-
my Lane and Johnnie Brown
were one-score batters.
Ty Trammell raced home on
an in-the-park home run for the
Devil Rays. Leadoff batter
Brandon Franks and Dalton
Bryan also crossed home plate.
On Tuesday night, it was the
A's picking up the first of back-
to-back victories for the week,
defeating the Yankees.
Dakota Altman, Omar Alam-
ia and Ruben Olmos were twin-
tally batters for the A's. Coming
around to cross home once each
were Austin Altman, Ryan
Moore, Jhett See, Wyatt Ziglar,
David Badillo and Aaron


Delatorre.
Seth McGee tripled for the
Yankees. He and Wyatt Mont-
gomery circled the bases twice
apiece. Byron Kilpatrick,
Parker Carlton and Jordan
Turner each also put a run on
the board.
The A's came back on Thurs-
day night to defeat the previ-
ously unbeaten White Sox 11-3.
Alamia had the only extra-
base hit, a double, for the A's.
Leadoff batter Austin Altman
came around to score three
times. Moore and Olmos added
two scores apiece and Dakota
Altman, Zeiglar, Delatorre and
Armando Cardenas each put a
run in the book.
For the White Sox, it was
Cesar Fimbres with a pair of
runs and Austin Garcia adding
another. A Tanor Durden double
went for naught when he was
stranded as were several of his
teammates.
There was no record of the
Friday game between the Cubs
and the Red Sox.
On Field Two, the Yankees
defeated the Devil Rays 14-4. "
Carlton banged a triple for
the Yankees, pushing his team-
mates home. Kilpatrick, Cody
Cumbee, Dylan Salas, Landon
Albritton 'and Montgomery
were twin-tally batters, while
McGee, Tucker Albritton, Turn-
er and Cade Roberts crossed
home plate once each.
Russell Weems was the only
-two-tally batter for the Devil
Rays. Franks and Adam Salas
each added a run.


The man who has confidence in himself gains the
confidence of others.


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 13'hday of FEBW
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
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD034XXXXX 1:10,17,24,31c
Iom


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM LEE, 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. 274 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:

Lot 8, Block 1, Wauchula Hills Subdivision, as
per Plat Book 3, page 1, public records of
Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
429, PAGE 477.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: KENNETH D. RICHARD-
SON AND LINDA JOANNE RICHARDSON

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 20th day of FEB-
RUARY, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 8th day of JANUARY, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD038XXXXX 1:17-2:7c


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 PO.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
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-
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
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






January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


DINING DIVERSION A new eatery with a new cuisine
opened in Wauchula recently.
Mexicalli, a restaurant featuring authentic Mexican and
Salvadorian foods, is now serving customers at 705 S. Sixth Ave.
(U.S. 17.).
The owner, Ovi Delcid, is no newcomer to the business. His
family has been involved in the restaurant business for over 10
years. His family owns the El Campesino restaurant in Bowling
Green and is also planning to open another restaurant in Sebring
during the year 2008.
Upon entering the festive restaurant, the smell of melting
cheese, fresh tortillas and exotic spices consumes your senses.
Offered at this unique restaurant are traditional Mexican meals
with a touch of Salvadorian.


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Try Mexican or Salvadorian cuisine at Mexicalli, with
(from left) cook Juan Delcid, owner Ovi Delcid, waiter
Hazel Gomez and prep worker Janette Rodriquez.
One menu item that is not offered anywhere else is yucca,
which is a potato root. Another unique dish is the pupusa. The
pupusa consists of cheese, pork and beans wrapped in a corn tor-
tilla. The pupusa is the No. I dish in El Salvador, Delcid says.
Mexicalli is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to
9 p.m. On Fridays. through Sundays the restaurant hours are 11 a.m.
until 10 p.m. Take-out is available.
With its festive and colorful interior, friendly workers, clean
facility and yummy unique food, Mexicalli is the perfect place to
trade in those hamburgers and fries for some real authentic
Mexican.
WEAVE & BOB After applying gobs of jell and trying a
variety of different hairstyles, most people still find themselves
unsatisfied with their look. At the new Beauty Plus Salon, 1036 S.
Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17), you can achieve that perfect look you always
wanted.
Walking into the store/salon, you are always welcomed with
smiling faces and friendly hellos. The peaceful and relaxed atmos-
phere makes it easier to shop through the variety of products
offered at the store.
At Beauty Plus you can find an assortment of weaves, beauty


supplies, makeup, purses, sunglasses, shoes, hair color, wigs,
extensions and the new salon.
The salon, the newest addition to the store, offers everything
from simple haircuts to weaves. Cynthia Zeeuw is the specialist for
weaves, and says that her service offers a one-on-one styling where
every person is treated special.



BEAUTY PLUS
..... HAIR, WIGS. SUPPLIES & SALON


Casual haircuts to flamboyant weaves are available now
at Beauty Plus Salon, added at the back of the store.
The salon also does braiding, up-do's, perms, highlights and
more. In the near future, a nail technician will be added to the staff
and will offer acrylic nails, manicures and pedicures.
Because the salon is such a diverse store, it has received great
feedback froyn its customers as well as new shoppers. The store
provides shoppers with a "one-stop" shopping experience. You can
shop for beauty supplies and get your hair done all in one quick
trip.
Owner Amantha Hill believes that her shop is successful
because of the need in this area for this type of business. Also,
Beauty Plus Salon is the only salon that is open on Sundays and
Mondays, which is helpful for people who have jobs the rest of the
week.
Beauty Plus Salon is open Monday through Saturday from 9
a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
TAKEOUT TREAT After slaving over a hot stove for
weeks, preparing mounds of food for the holidays, treat yourself to
a night of ease by ordering pizza!
The new Little Caesar's Pizza has come to north Wauchula,
with tons of deals and satisfying meals. Little Caesar's at 1434 U.S.
17 N. offers a "Hot-N-Ready" deal every day. The Hot-N-Ready
deal consists of large pizzas, already prepared, for just five bucks.
No need to call ahead or wait!
The menu also consists of pepperoni cheese bread, crazy
bread, Caesar wings and Italian cheese bread. Come satisfy your
hunger at the new Little Caesar's.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.


Letter To The Editor
Rumors About Alpha And
Omega, Hannah House Untrue


Dear Editor:
An old saying should still
apply today: "Don't believe
anything you hear and only half
of what you see." There are
rumors spreading about Alpha
and Omega Freedom Ministries
and Hannah House that are just
not true.
One of these large rumors
says that we have received fed-
eral and state grants. This is not
true. Most of those grants do
not cover regular expenses such
as salaries and operational
expenses. We have received a
few small grants that are to feed
the homeless and poor. office
supplies, and also for security
on Hannah House.
The great majority of our


money to operate comes from
contributions. We should also
point out that we are not affili-
ated with Lydia's House. They
are not a drug rehab or shelter
for women, but a Christian
home/program designed to help
women who are ready to make
a life-changing commitment.
Alpha and Omega does a lot
of counseling and teaching in
the community. Hannah House
is a transitional facility for
women and children, including
domestic violence victims
whom we counsel and teach.
We hope this clears up any con-
fusion concerning these issues.
John and Lorraine Gillespie
Wauchula


YOU Can Appear In ....

oAveMemory Lane
Do you have any old photograp s of Hardee County people,
places orevents you would be willing to share with our readers?
Perhaps your second-grade class, a Main Street scene, a family
picnic from long ago, canoeing down the Peace River or wash-
ing your first car? You can take readers on a walk down Memory
Lane by allowing us to print your photo from Hardee County's
past. You will be credited with the submission, and your photo
will be returned. To appear in this feature, send the photo along
with your name to: Memory Lane, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box
338, Wauchula, FL.33873 or stop by the newspaper office at 115
&S Seventh Ave. In Wauchula.



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STARTING WEDNESDAY

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The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the
pi ^^ front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on

iast yearC win ner Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!


6) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 11, at noon.

TO ENTER:
Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the dra
Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover
Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


ADULT DIVISIiON


First place: $200 Cash.
Publication of your work on the front cover.
Your photo and biographical story inside.

Second place: $100 Cash.
S* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

Third place: $50 Cash.
Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

CHILDREN'S DIVISION (AGES 12 AND UNDER)
A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus ...

First place: $25 Cash.
Publication on the back cover.

Second place: $15 Cash.

Third place: $10 Cash.


Monica Turner, Se6ring


RULES:
1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.
4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering
which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2008."


JANE LONG PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR
NICK SUDZINA COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR 10OTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SUSAN W. ROBERTS CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR 10OTH JUDICIAL. CIRCUIT AND


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

COUNTY
Jan. 27, Corey Tyrone Jordon, 24, of 663 Coyote Run, Ona,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of contempt of court.
Jan. 27, Edward Garcia, 22, of 416 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and charged with battery.
Jan. 27, burglary of a conveyance on Chamberlain Boulevard,
a vehicle stolen on Buttonwood Drive, a robbery/holdup on Erler
Road, and a theft on Chamberlain Blvd. were reported.

Jan. 26, thefts at two locations on U.S. 17 North were report-


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Last Thursday was rather dreary most of the day here in
Wauchula. By evening we were all blessed again by a much-need-
ed rain to dampen the earth. But best of all, all the rain did not
detour a fine turnout for the evening events of music and dancing
at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. In fact this
was the largest gathering here at the center so far this season.
Our 3 Notes & One band gave another top performance of
music of the 1940-50s. Darlene Henry was here to greet all with
her charm again, and along with other friends prepared the hall and
evening events that put all of us in a festive mood.
Most of the band's music this evening was by audience
request. Such numbers as "Love Letters in the Sand," "I Can't Give
You Anything But Love," "Mexicale Rose," ."Why Should I Cry
Over You" and "All of Me" reminded us of great singing artists
such as Pat Boone, Eddie Arnold, Vaughn Monroe and Gene Autry.
It was nice to see Fran and Don here again. They are excellent
dancers. Also, Luman and Martha Whittner visited us again and
performed some fine line dancing, especially delighting the audi-
ence on the number "Blue Spanish Eyes." Also visiting us again
from Pioneer Park were Bill and Tina Rego. They were called on
stage to perform their version of the country-western number "No
Letters Today." Bill was excellent on the guitar and Tina is a fine
soothing blues singer.
After break and snack bar, our hostess called out the door
prize. Mel Mayo from Pioneer Park won this time. The band then
played the mystery number that I got correctly; it was "I'll Sting
Along with You." Then Peggie Detzler from Wauchula took the
stage and gave us a few one liners.
The band then closed out the evening with Bill Hartigan
singing George Burns number "One Bones" and several of us join-'
ing in a delightful group "Hokey. Pokey."
Dancing, singing or just listening to beautiful music is so
relaxing, refreshing and up-building. Come be with us this evening
(Thursday) here at the center in Wauchula. It's lots of fun and meet
new friends. All seniors welcome.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,.
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll,
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Juice, Green
Beans, Birthday Cake, Ice
Cream, French Fries) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Peanut Butter Toast,
Cinnamon Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni (Salad
Tray, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Pears, Jell-O,
Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Potato Triangle, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR.HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Fruit Snack,
Biscuit) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Birthday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Peanut Butter Cups,


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

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, .Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets
(Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw,
Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pineapple
Chunks, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh
Potatoes, Broccoli, Birthday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice, Maca-
roni Salad, Pineapple Chunks)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Sau-
sage Patty, Fruit Cocktail, Juice
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Squash,
Peaches, Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Toss-
ed Salad, Potato Rounds, Bak-
ed Beans, Roll, Rosy Pear Des-
sert, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Roll
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Potato Triangle, Apple-
sauce) and Milk


If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may
have peace.


Jan. 25, Gary Lee Glisson, 39, of 822 N. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with two
counts unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft of
a vehicle, larceny and dealing in stolen property.
Jan. 25, Jacob Lee Mouser, 18, of 3605 Rabbit Run, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with
unarmed burglary of a dwelling and grand theft of a vehicle.
Jan. 25, burglary of a conveyance on Peterson Street, criminal
mischief on Brown Road, and thefts on Steve Road and two loca-
tions on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 24, Shannon Lee Stewart, 31, of 4715 Church Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged
with battery.
Jan. 24, a residential burglary on College Lane, burglary of a
conveyance on Edwards Peace Drive, a vehicle stolen on Metheny
Road, a tag stolen on Davis Court and a theft on U.S. 17 North was
reported.

Jan. 23, Inez Malina Henry, 24, of 837 Pleasant Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with battery.
Jan. 23, Alejandro Fernandez, 24, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. F. Smith and
charged with DUI and no valid license.
Jan. 23, business burglaries on West Main Street and on
Keeton Road, a vehicle stolen on Rabbit Run, and a theft on
Carlton Street were reported.

Jan. 22, Hernan Hernandez, 20, of 4233 Middle Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
Jan. 22, Bernabel Garduna Pedroza, 34, of 1833 U.S. 17
North, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged
with shoplifting/petit theft.
Jan. 22, a business burglary on West REA Road, and thefts on
Conerly Road and two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 21, Ruben Caballero Martinez, 33, of Tenth Avenue,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Jan. 21, Tasheena Bridges, 24, of 4130 Pappy Kennedy St.,
Orlando, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Jan. 21, Buddie Nathaniel Newton, 18, of 3025 Parview
Terrace, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
Jan. 21, a residential burglary on Alderman Road, criminal
mischief on SR 62 and thefts on Lincoln Street and two locations
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 27, Julio Mendoza, 40, of 116 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with battery.
Jan. 27, criminal mischief on East Main Street and two loca-
tions on Ohio Avenue were reported.


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Jan. 25, Isaac Maldonado, 23, of 114 Golden Oaks Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with
simple assault.

Jan. 24, Johnny Lee Cook, 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Jan. 24, Christopher Michael Barton, 47, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on a charge of failure
to register as a felon.
Jan. 24, a business burglary on West Main Street, and a theft
on North Florida Avenue were reported.

Jan. 23, Denna Danette Carlton, 42, of 4390 Stevens Carlton
Place, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with
forgery by altering license plate validation and driving with knowl-
edge of a suspended license.
Jan. 23, a theft on K.D. Revell Road was reported.

Jan. 22, Harvey Flores, 24, of 315 Shelton Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with passing a forgery
by displaying a cause permit and a nonmoving traffic offense.

Jan. 21, Fernando Velasco Cruz, 34, of 635 South Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI and
driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Jan. 21, criminal mischief on East Townsend Street and a theft
on LaPlaya Drive were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 27, criminal mischief on Grove Street was reported.

Jan. 26, a residential burglary on Bryan Avenue and a theft on
Dixieanna Drive were reported.

Jan. 25, Juan Antonio Escobedo, 43, of 5110 Mason Dixon
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and
charged with simple assault.
Jan. 25, a theft at a different Dixieanna Drive location was
reported.

Jan. 24, a vehicle stolen on Sellers Street was reported.

Jan. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 21, a residential burglary on Bryan Avenue was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 27, a residential burglary on Hickory Street and a theft
on Elm Street were reported.

Jan. 24, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 22, a fight at Marion/Hudson and a theft on Bluebird
Lane were reported.


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1. Stroke/Carotid Ultrasound ......................... .$35.00
This test visualizes build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries tlhat may lead to stroke.
Approx. 80% of strokes are associated with carotid blockage. 50% have no warning signs.
2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) .................. .$35.00
An AAA is an enlargement that develops in the largest artery in the abdomen. 95% of rup-
tured AAA's result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms. Ultrasound visu-
alizes an AAA and when found can be safely treated.
3. Arterial Disease (PAD) Test .......................... $35.00
Doppler Ultrasound is used to detect poor circulation due to blockages in the extremi-
ties. An abnormal PAD test is a strong indicator of heart disease.
4. Osteoporosis Screening .............................. $35.00
Ultrasound measures degree of bone loss and bone density. Osteoporosis is a silent dis-
ease in its early stages.
5. Abdominal Ultrasound ............................. .$85.00
Scan of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder, spleen and pancreas to identify tumors, cysts, cal-
cifications, stones, masses, jaundice and signs of renal failure.
6. Heart Scan Echocardiogram ....................... .$95.00
An ultrasound of the heart allows our physicians to see your heart in motion, viewing
chambers and valves, detecting such abnormalities as enlargement, calcifications, masses,
stenosis, blood clots and fluid around the heart.
*Complete Evaluation (all 6 Ultrasounds) ... $199


Q. How accurate are these health screenings?
A. Our adherence to stringent 9potocol, highly trained sono-
graphers, state-of-the-art ultrasdund machines, and board
certified interpreting radiologists make the screenings exceed-
ingly accurate. Physician written protocols ensure consistency
and accuracy, while the quality of our screenings is kept at the
highest standards.

Q. Why should I have these tests if I have
no symtoms?
A. It is important to have a screening to identify problems
before symptoms arise, potentially avoiding a serious health
crisis. Unfortunately, our body's warning signs often come too
late.

Q. Does my doctor do these tests as part of my
routine checkup?
A. No. Most physicians can only prescribe ultrasound tests if
you are already having symptoms. They are unable to order
them for preventive reasons. Prevention Plus is here to identi-
fy individuals with disease before a problem occurs.


No Prescriptions necessary. These tests are not included in routine physicals.
PREVENTION PUS INC. Ultrasound can find smaller & more curable
PRE & VASCULAR SCREENINCG. cancers, before you have symptoms.
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Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
115 KD Revell Road
Wauchula

863-773-4161 ext 217


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Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in February.

DANCES
Jan. 19 was the best runout
for the dances this season with
Chrissy Harriman. Everyone
sure enjoyed themselves and
would like to see Chrissy back
next year. Those who like to
dance, get your dancing shoes
on as there are only two more
dances left for this seasson. The
next dance will be Feb. 9 with
Doin' It Rite and the last dance
will be March 22.

BINGO
On Jan. 18, Betty Gadsby
won the paper special and hot
ball jackpot on the same game.
Winnie Morrell won the paper
special on Jan. 21 and Diane
Landry won the hot ball jack-
pot.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 23 were
Richard and Jett Brayton and
Shirley Glessner. The U.S.
Pledge was led by Harold
Johnson, Bernice English led
the Canadian Pledge and Lee


Roy Behymer led the prayer.
The 50/50 winners were Ralph
Theis, Pennie and Bruce
Kendorski and Mary Coleman.
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Fun Acution will be
Saturday. The "Ladies Only"
Dessert and Fashion Show is
Monday. Canada Day will be
mviarch 7 and Michigan Day will
be March 9. Get your tickets
now for the Luau on March 23.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Jan. 21: First-
place team was Aurele Dufour,
Joe Schrobback, Sam Gervase
and Bob Plunkett.
Shuffling, Jan. 22: Three-
game winners were Sylvia
Baker, Ray Baker, Bob Beshel,
Gary Househoulder, Vern Ice-
man, Charlie Mollett, Sharon
Potter, Fran Robinson, John
Sauve, Marie Stohl and Myrna
Wilday.
Bowling, Jan. 23: first, Snow
Birds; second, Stumble Bums;
and third, Strike Outs.
Bocci, Jan. 23: First week,
first-place teams, Red, White,
Blue, Orange, Yellow and Gray;
second week, tied for first place
are Red and Gray.


COURTESY PHOTO
Father Time and Baby 2008 visited Crystal Lake Village
on New Year's Eve.


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Attitudes On Ag
By Bill Hodge
Retired Farmer & Rancher


FOOD CHECK-OUT
Feb. 3-9 commemorates the time of year (five weeks) when
the average American will have earned enough income to pay for
the entire year's food supply.
Americans must work longer to earn enough income to pay for
health and medical care (52 days), housing and household opera-
tion (62 days) and federal taxes (77 days) for the year.
U.S. consumers spend just under 10 percent of their income on
food. Other countries spend much more: Japan 14 percent, France
15 percent, China 26 percent, Philippines 38 percent and Indonesia
55 percent. We have the safest, most abundant and most affordable
food supply on earth. Farmers provide the consumers with the
highest quality food possible.'
Over the past 15 years, farmers have improved their practices
to become good stewards of the land. They have reduced the use of
chemicals and improved yields, which in turn has provided a
decrease in soil erosion. As a result of their land management, there
has been an increase of wetlands and conservation buffers to
improve the environment and provide habitat for wildlife.

HIGH SCHOOL MEATS LAB
The Hardee County Farm Bureau has partnered with
SweetBay Supermarkets to reopen the Hardee Senior High School
meats lab.
This had been a state-of-the-art teaching facility and many stu-
dents benefited from it. For numerous reasons this program was
closed down several years ago. In 2007 the Hardee County Farm
Bureau board took on the project to reopen this facility. There is
only one program like this operating in Florida in the Panhandle.
SweetBay has committed to the following:
Donation of new equipment
New sanitation systems and a trainer to teach food
safety
Guest speakers on topics relating to this field of
work
Wauchula SweetBay to help with fundraisers
A refrigeration contractor with SweetBay has checked out the
refrigeration units and has committed to do all the labor for the
repairs. We will raise the money for the parts and equipment.
We are working with Enterprise Florida and Workforce
Enterprises to secure funding for the instructor for two years until
the school can work it into its budget.
We have also talked with South Florida Community College
about advanced classes at night.
Hardee County Farm Bureau is in need of your support to help
get this program started. We need to raise $10,000 for parts and
equipment to fix the refrigeration units, to purchase start-up sup-
plies and possibly new textbooks. We will also ask that you utilize
the meats lab for your personal slaughter and cut and wrap needs
throughout the year.
Please make checks payable to the HCFB Meats Lab Project
and mail to 1017 U.S. 17 N., Wauchula, FL 33873. Thank you for
your support.

AG-FEST
Hardee County Farm Bureau held its annual Ag-Fest for all of
Hardee County's fourth graders. This is a hands-on experience for
students to gain knowledge of the county's diversified agricultural
operations.
There were 15 different facets of agriculture on display, for
students to feel, see and observe how many things are produced.
They spent the morning with the 40-plus volunteers who helped
make the da.y a success. At noon the whole group was fed a ham-
burger dinner with all the trimmings,

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and dif-
ficult as if they were easy; in the one case that con-
fidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may
not be dismayed.
-Baltasar Gracian




Photos!
*Heartland Chorale
*Christmas Parade

*Football Action
*Pop Warner Action
*Homecoming Parade
*Homecoming Court
*Other Events As They Happen

Check Out

www.hardeepix.com

"Photos ... Memories You Can See"n

Photos By:
Alex Gilliard And Ralph Harrison 9.13tf


The "Wedding of the
Century" was held at Brookside
Bluff on Friday. The story is
about the conflict between a
socialite New York family
whose matriarch weds a
Southern hillbilly and both
families meet on the wedding
day.
Problem children threaten to
ruin this happy day for these
star-crossed seniors. Love con-
quers all, even if it "takes the
cake" in the end.
Solo musical numbers were
done by Jim Withers who per-
formed "I'm My Own Grand-
pa" and Pete Stock who wel-
comed the groom's family with


a parody of "She'll Be Coming
Round The Mountain."
The cast included Ron Burns,
'Janet Young, Mary Stock,
Jeanne Bremmer, Fred Wells,
Tom Fay, Donna Becker, Bob
Hromek, Mary Hromek, Pat
Posey, Joan Kennedy, Paul
Bennett and Jack Bailey.
Sue Fay was stage manager
and director. Judy Trier decorat-
ed the clubhouse for the event
and provided costumes and
props. Beth Walton provided
.accompaniment for the musical
show.
A sit-down dinner was served
at "The Wedding." Flo Padrnos
headed the kitchen committee.


Stock


Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage
with others,
-Robert Louis Stevenson

2008 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE
COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room
102 Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula.
Florida unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF February 07th & 21st Regular meeting
Zoning meeting February 21st at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session February 15th
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF February 07th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF February 11th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF Feb ry 04th,,
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF February 11th at 5:30 p.m.


HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF February 12th


1:30 p.m. at 701


HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF February 19th at Noon at the Java Caf6, 202 W.
Main Street, Wauchula
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF February 26th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting..
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Dale Johnson, Chairman


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One more reason to love the weekend...
We are now open

Saturdays 9am 2pm

Breakfast and Lunch

and beginning February 3 we will be open

Sundays 9am 2pm

Breakfast and Lunch


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


January 31, 2008, The Herald-Advocate. 7C


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


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FLORIDA STATE LAW says that if you are insured in the
state of Florida, you only need one estimate from the
place where you want your repairs done. Your insurance
company is required to work with that shop to get your
repairs done in a timely manner. We guarantee all our
own work. Ask about our guarantee.
Customer satisfaction is our number one goal.
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Call: Kara Goodwyn at Farm Credit:
773-4108 ext. 405
or kgoodwyn@agfirst.com
Ticket orders will begin for all
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