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Title: The Herald-advocate
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Creator: Herald-advocate
Publisher: Wm. J. Kelly
Place of Publication: Wauchula, Fla.
Wauchula, Fla
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two people have died on
Hardee County roadways in the
past week.
The second pedestrian in six
weeks was killed while trying
to cross U.S. 17 north of
Wauchula and a grove goat dri-
ver died after turning in front of
acrctr-dt a lertwhtic wasortrda

Highway Patrol, the first death
occurred on Wednesday of last
week at about 11:25 p.m. This
time, the fatal crash involving a


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Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.......4C
Community Calendar..10A
Crime Blotter.................5C
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living................2B
Obits.........,....................4A
Puzzles........................1IB
Roundups....................10A
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108th Year, No. 9
3 Sections, 32 Pages


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tutor who helps children
with special needs and is study-
ing for her own teaching degree
plus a board-certified teacher
who is also a college instructor
while remaining active in extra-
curricular activities have both
won district honors.
The Hardee County School
District honored its worksite
Employees of the Year and
Teachers of the Year in a recog-
nition banquet Tuesday night.
HIighlight of the event was the
selection from among those


winners of two to represent the
district as a whole on a
statewide level.
Named District School-
Related Employee of the Year
was Rainey Dickson of Wau-
chula Elementary School.
Named District Teacher of
the Year was Stacy Sharp of
Hardee Senior High School.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones termed the annual
event the "true Super Tuesday,"
eluding to the outside world's
focus on presidential candidates
that same night-
"Folks, if you follow politics,


you probably know this is
Super Tuesday," he began. "It is
easy for me to borrow from that
and proclaim this is the real
Super Tuesday!"
He went on to explain, saying
the 17 total nominees work with
over 5,000 children every day.
"Th~at is serious work," Jones
said. "And none of the 17 will
be interviewed on TV tonight,
but they should be."
School Board Chairman
Tanya Royal deemed each of
the 17 nominees "a winner each
and every day."
Of the 10 worksite School-


Related Employees of the Year,
Dickson was chosen as dis-
trictwide winner.
She has been employed by
the school system here for 14
years, five as a bus driver and
now nine as a tutor for special-
needs kids at Wauchula Ele-
mentary School.
Dickson has earned an asso-
ciate of arts degree, and is cur-.
rently studying at Florida
Southern College for her bache-
lor's degree in education.
Dickson expects to graduate in
May.
See SCHOOL 2A


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones congratulates
District School-Related Employee of the Year Rainey
Dickson (left) and District Teacher of the Year Stacy
Sharp.





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Labor Camp


ty Planning and Zoning Board
will consider the matter during
the meeting which begins at 6
p.m.
See ZONING 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A site development plan for a
150-person farmworker hous-
ing facility is on the zoning
agenda tonight (Thursday).
The proposal of Joe L.Davis
Jr. and Davis Enterprises of
Avon Park has drawn opposi-
tion from the neighbors of the
40-acres off Crewsville Road,
:-:thh r a uml at fFs
Branch Road and in the greater
Sweetwater community.
Residents from Crewsville to
Sweetwater to Fish Branch
have been meeting regularly
since the initial proposal, slated
to be heard Jan. 3, was post-
poned until tonight. The coun-


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A grove goat turned in front of a sod truck which was passing it on Friday morning, kil/Ing the driver of the goat.




2 Killed On Local Road ways


pedestrian was at the highway s
intersection with Maxwell
Road.
Alvin Ramirez, 31, of 2480
Pine Cone Mobile Home Park,
Wauchula, became the first per-
son to die on Hardee County


roadways this year as a result of
that incident.
The second death occurred at
7:50 in the morning on Friday,
as a grove goat headed north on
CR 663 attempted a left turn
onto Roy Coker Road.


. The driver of the goat, Felix
J. Ramos, 40, of Arcadia,
became the second fatality of
the week and of the new year.
Cpl. Albert H. Middleton of
the Florida Highway Patrol said
See 2 KILLED 2A


~By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's the first chance this year
to clean out and clean up.
The Household Hazardous
Waste Clean-up Day on Satur-
day is the perfect opportunity to
clean out those old things
Christmas presents may have
replaced.
Even more, it's a chance to
dispose of old chemicals and
get fresh ones for the spring
planting and pool season.
Every household can dispose
of up to 60 pounds of hazardous
waste free by taking it to the
Hardee County Sanitary Land-
fill, located at 685 Airport
Road, which is about three
miles east of Wauchula and
north off of Main Street. Hours
are 8 a.m. until noon.
Taking hazardous waste in on
the quarterly collection days
avoids putting them in your reg-
ular garbage and contaminating
the landfill and its drain-off
waters.
Clean out the garage, shelves,
shed, closets and wherever else
kids may get into. Get rid .of
hazardous waste: florescent
light bulbs, aerosols sprays of
any kind, garden and household
pesticides, household chemicals
and cleaners, old paint, used oil,


old petroleum products or
antifreeze, pool or photographic
chemicals, batteries, polyure-
thanes, paint removers and
wood preservatives.
The list goes on and on. For -
more information about what is
acceptable, call the landfill at
773-5089.
Remember, however, that
certain items are unacceptable
for Hazardous Waste Days.
These include explosives, ty..a~


technics, radioactive, infectious
and bio-hazardous waste, ga~ve
cylinders, flares, ammunition
and explosives.
Landfill director Teresa
Carver said electronics, such as
that old computer or TV that
won't be useful when analog
versions are mandated, can be
brought to the landfill at any
time but there is a cost (six
cents per pound) to cover the
See DISPOSE 2A


PHore ev CrNIvInIA K Area residents strongly
oppose a Joe L. Davis Jr.
and Davis Enterprises plan
to place a 150-man farm-
worker facility in Crews-
ville. The Zoning Board will
hear the matter tonight.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Kyle Cobb sashayed away
with the Miss Project
Graduation crown at
Saturday night's fund raiser
for Hardee Senior High
School's Class of 2008.
Jaquan Gandy was named
first runner-up; Craig Daw,
second; Josh Dotson,
third; and Josh Heggie,
Miss Legs. Proceeds will
be used to help provide a
safe graduation party
come May


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Play for fun; raise funds for
cancer.
The Hardee County Tax
Collector's Office team, the
Tagalongs, is raising money for
the American Cancer Society
and its Relay For Life. The
bingo is tonight (Thursday).
Doors at the Elks Lodge, 318
W. Main St., Wauchula, open at
4:30 and will close about 10:30.
The early-bird speed bingo
books are available at 6:30 at
$2.50 a book or $5 for both ses-
sions. Beginning at 7 p.m. there
is a series of bingo games (reg-


ular, X, T or other varieties)
included in books. There can be
three-card books for $7, six
books for $14 or nine books for
$21. There will be assistance
for anyone unfamiliar with the
game.
A couple dozen door prizes,
including gift cards for stores
and restaurants, will be given
throughout the evening and
there will be a 50/50 yardstick
drawing. Chances are $1 each
or $5 for a book of 18-19
chances.
Before, during and after
intermission. there will be bar-
See BINGO 2A


b~y CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A free Family Health &
Safety Fair is set for Saturday at
the Hardee County Health De-
partment.
It is all part of the fifth annu-
al statewide initiative to pro-
mote physical activity and
healthy lifestyles to Floridians.
Called "Step Up. Florida!" this
year's theme is "On Our Way To
Healthy Living."
The event will take place
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at
the Health Department's com-
plex at 115 K.D. Revell Road.
See STEP UP! 2A


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The ]Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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


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


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ContinuedI rmm ld


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ture, send your poetry, name and town of residence to: Poet s
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or fax 773-0657.


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.


P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


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DEADLINES:
Schools Thursday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m.
General News Monday 5 p.m.
\ Ads -Tuesday noon /


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months $16; I yr. $28; 2 yrs. $54

6 months $20; 1 yr. 537; 2 yrs. $72
Out of State
6 months $24; 1 yr. $44; 2 yrs. $86


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Teachers of the Year are (front, from left) Kim Fox Davis, Stacy Sharp and Nicole Lindsey; (back) Martha Smith, Helen
Neal, Sherri Kouns and Martha Ann Weems.


bled/demolished. The owner
should notify the county about
termination of the H2-AL hous-
ing and of a schedule for re-
moval/demolition of the build-
ings within 180 days, the feder-
al law states.
'The Davis Labor Camp, if
approved, would be the first
built in Hardee County under
this law.






Continued From 1A
which is off U.S. 17 North in
Wauchula.
There will be free car-seat
safety inspections, and new car
seats will be available for pur-
chase if needed at a cost of $20.
Free bicycle helmets will be on
hand.
Youngsters will enjoy ap-
pearances by Sparky the Fire
Dog and by the Tooth Fairy,
along with others. Plus, a fire
engine and a rescue ambulance
will be on display for those
curious eyes.
aInforrnationn11 sesins f

tions at 11 and 1 on how to pre-
vent falls, an on-site nutritionist
to answer food and diet ques-
tions, and much more on adopt-
ing and maintaining a healthy
lifestyle,
"Goodies" will also be avail-
able, the Health Department
says.
And, of course, participants
will be invited to -Step Up! and
walk the fitness trail around the
health complex, testing out the
various fitness stations along
the way.
The Health Department notes
that while people know regular
exercise will improve their
health, getting started is not

pr mseesytprotepde an o~plo t
nity for everyone, young and
old and of all ability levels, to
take that first step toward
healthy livin 8-





Continued From 1A
becue platters or sandwiches,
chili dogs, hot dogs, other
snacks, and strawberry short-
cake and other homemade
desserts available for purchase.
Everyone over 18 is welcome
to participate. Families can
nime and watch and enjoy the

"We're hoping for a huge
crowd. Come one, come all and
help us out," said coordinator
Marianne Pakovich "




DISPOSE
Continued From TA
disposal costs the landfill pays
for these.
Businesses which generate
less than 220 pounds of haz-
ardous waste per month may
bring their waste in for proper
disposal btr will have toh e


tha 2m200 p uds2 ay al file
pickup at their place: of busi-
ness, also at current contract
prices,


I think patriotism is like char-
ity-it begins at home.


Continued Froin 1A
A 20-page Planning and
Development D~epartment staff
report on the proposal can be
reviewed at www.hardeecoun-
ty.net and following the link to
Davis Labor Camp.
Opponents note it will more
than double the population of
the rural area. Some feel that
workers stuck about 18 miles
from town and without any
transportation will have no
social and entertainment ser-
vices, and therefore could pro-
vide problems for the elderly,
part-time residents or the
employed residents of that area.
They say law enforcement, fire-
fighting and rescue services are
too far away for such a high
concentration of people.
They have hired a lawyer and
established a web-site at
www.sweetwater-crewsville.-
infolwelcome.html. .
According to the staff report,
the proposal is for seven con-
ventionally built, single-story
housing units in the middle of
the 40 acres to accommodate
Oer frmworker stwuo tr

gram. There will also be a
mobile home for the site man-
ager's residence,
There will be a single five-
inch well, on-site septic tanks
and drain fields, and a fire pro-
tection system with a minimum
5,300-gallon water storage
tank, lines and dry fire hydrant.
Much of the 40 acres will
r~emamn m citrus grove to pro-
vide income and a buffer
between the neighbors to the
east and west. There are none to
the north or south. Workers will
ride in up to five 30-passenger
buses and will be given trans-
portation for grocery, bank
laundromat and other personal
purposes at eastthweekI .reot

the I mgrti Refr ad
Centrml Atr of86 cr mted te
H2 program under which
employers may bring workers
into the country on a temporary'
non-immigrant basis. The H2-A
program focuses on agricultural
workers. It is the only legal
;non-lmmigrant temporary sea-
sonal foeiagnic ltrearl oarkperr
who may be employed from six
weeks to 10-1/2 months of the
year.
There is no limit to thle num-
bers of years an employer or
workermcan partlicipateep i h

ers who anticipate a shortage of
domestic workers can request
non-immigrant foreign work-
ers, and their petitions have to
be reviewed and approved to
certify the labor shortage exists
and that the wages and working
conditions of U.S. workers sini-

adversely affected by bringing
in guestworkers.
The owner, Davis Enterprises
Inc., must maintain ownership
of the property and cannot con-
vert it into private market hous-
ing. The initial operating permit
(site development plan) is valid

idi10u al te-by arr unreme e7
"shall not unreasonably be
denied." There must also be
annual inspections by the
Hardee County Health Depart-
me~nt.

should the temporary farm-
worker use be discontinued, the
housing must be disassem


PHOTOS BY CYNJTHIA r(RAHL
School-Related Employees of the Year are (front, from left) Tisha Crews, Mary Helen Robinson, Rainey Dickson,
Veronica Noel and Mary Ann Holton; (back) Kathy Knox, Sherry Morris, Steve Weed and Tammy Prine.


Fammy t'rine, District
Offices, 16 years, personnel
secretary.
Mary Helen Robinson,
Hardee Senior High School, 29
years, tutor.
Steve Weed, Educational
Facilities Department, 20+
years, buildings and grounds.
Next, the evening turned to
classroom teachers. Of the
seven school winners, Sharp
was selected as districtwide

Shap has been an educator in
Hardee County for 10 years.
She coached weightlifting for
four years and cheerleading for
seven years,
She is one of a handful of
National Board-Certified teach-
ers in the local school district.
In addition to her daily duties
at Hardee Senior High School,
Sharp is an adjunct instructor
for South Florida Community
College.
Sharp has earned several spe-
cial training designations, has
served on various committees
and is cur-rently pageant chair


for the Hardee County Fair
Association.
School Teachers of the Year
are:
Kim Fox Davis, Bowling
Green Elementary School, 16
years, currently guidance coun-
selor,
Sherri Kouns, Hilltop Ele-
mentary School, 19 years,
teacher.
Nicole Lmndsey, Wauchula
Elementary School, 13 years,
R.El HN ach Iofo Springs
Elementary, 18 years, teacher.
Martha .Smith, North Wau-
chula Elementary, 24 years,
teacher.
Martha Ann Weems, Hardee
Junior High School, 10 years,
reading coach.
Also during the celebratory
evening, school-related em-
ployee Beverly McClellan was
awarded a $500 college schol-
arship by Suncoast Schools
Federal Credit Umion.
McClellan is studying for her
bachelor's degree in business
administration.


Worksite School-Related
Employees of the Year are:
Tisha Crews, Zolfo Springs
Elementary, 22 years, tutor.
Janie Garcia, Hardee Junior
High School, five years, custo-
dian.

Mary Ann Holton, Bowling
Green Elementary School, 28


years, migrant ser-vices.
Kathy Knox, School Trans.
portation Department, 14-1/2
years, bus driver.
Sherry Morris, Pioneer
Career Academy, 12 years,
office assistant.
Veronica Noel, Hilltop Ele-
mentary School, 14 years, cur-
rently secretary.


in a report on Wednesday's
pedestrian collision that Jose A.
Cabrera, 53, of 1020 Makowski
Road, Wauchula, was driving
his 1989 Lincoln south on U.S.
17 in the outside lane that night.
Cabrera swerved into the
inside lane as he attempted to
avoid hitting a pedestrian who
was mn the outside lane, headed
eastbound across the highway.
But Alvin Ramirez, the cor-
poral noted, was in that inside
lane, also walking eastbound

aT e U.S. 11 struck Ramirez.
Middleton said Ramirez died
at the scene.
Cabrera was not hurt in the
crash, Middleton noted. Dam-
age to his car was placed at
about $1,000.
An unidentified male pedes-
troa ws olledeon tha es me
was walking across U.S. 17 in
an easterly direction, and
stepped from the median into
the path of a northbound vehi-
cle near Morales Road.
In Friday's second fatal


crash, Cpl. E.J. Finneran said in
his report that the 1988
International Grove Goat was in
the northbound lane of CR 663
with a 199)8 Peterbilt Tractor-
Trailer behind it,
The sod truck, driven by
Juana G. Leon, 21, of Wim-
auma, pulled out from behind
the grove goat and started to
pass it, Finneran said.
Felix Ramos, however, did
not see the truck passing him
and tried to make a left turn
onto tRe Coekd Road,hturnitg
tractor-trailer-
Ramos was ejected on im-
pact, Finneran said, and died at
the scene.
Both vehicles, the tractor-
trailer and the goat and its trail-
er, came to a rest on the west-
e rib grass shoulder, he
Leon and passenger Arcadio
Gomez, 63, of Wimauma, suf-
fered minor injuries in the colli
sion, F~inneran said.
Damage to the Peterbilt waS
put at $25,000.


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Prediction
Average
2/14/2008
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Sets: 5:36 pm
LoD: 10 56:00
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VIOLA CLEMENTINE
"CLEMMIE" GAUSE
Viola,Clementine "Clem-
.mie" Gause, 92, of Wauchula,
died Thursday, January 31,
2008, in Wauchula. '
Born July 10, 1915, in St.
Louis, Mo., she lived in
Limestone most of her life,
moving to. Wauchula in the
1970s. She was a homemaker
med etice me berh hfthe
well as the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center-
She was preceded in death by
her husband Urbin Gause; a
son, George Gause; and parents
Herbert and Annie Frazee-
She is survived by three
sons, Kenneth Gause and wife
Joan of Ona, Carl Gause and
wife Jane of Arcadia, and
Harold Gause and wife Marie
of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters,
Deloris Cobb of Arcadia, Betty
Lou Grimes of Zolfo Springs
and Carol Gause of Zolfo
Springs; 20 grandchildren; 38
great-grandchildren; and 12
great- great-grandchildren .
Visitation was Saturday, Feb.
2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Limestone
Baptist Church where services
were held at 2 p.m. Interment
followed in Lily Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Waucrhull



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"CLEMMRUIE" GAUSE
Viola Clementmne "Clem-

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Born July 10, 1915, in St
Louis, Mo., she lived it
Limestone most of her life,
moving to Wauchula in the
1970s. She was a homemaker
and active member of the
Limestone Baptist Church as
well as the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Urbin Gause;
a son, George Gause; and
parents Herbert and Annie
Frazee.
She is survived by three
sons, Kenneth Gause and
wife Joan of Ona, Carl Gause
'Iand wife Jane of Arcadia, and
Harold Gause and wife Marie
of Atlanta, Ga.; three daugh-
ters, Deloris Cobb of Arcad_
ia, Betty Lou Grimes of Zolfo
Springs and Carol Gause of
Zolfo Springs; 20 grandchil-
dren; 38 great-grandchildren;
and 12 great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Saturday,
Feb. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at
Limestone Baptist Church
where services were held at 2
p.m. Interment followed in
Lily Cemetery.



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Dunkleberger-Boling, 8,9, of
Lake Placid, and formerly of
Bowling Green, was called to
her heavenly home on Mon-
day, Feb. 4, 2008, at Lake-
land.
Born in Carter County,
Tennessee, on July 6, 1918,
she moved to Florida in 1951
and to Lake Placid in 1981.
She was a homemaker, a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green
and very active in the Lake
Josephine Baptist Church
while living in Lake Placid.
She was a member of the
"Brady Bunch" group in the
Red Hat Society and the
Sebring Social Dance Club.
She was preceded in death
by husbands Hasco L. Brum-
mett, Richard Dunkleberger
and Wilbur Boling.
She is survived by three
sons, Don Brummett and
wife Sylvia of Bowling
Green, Gerald Brummett and
wife Rita of Wauchula, and
Alan Brummett and wife Gail
of Bowling Green; a daugh-
ter, Patricia Thornhill of Fort
Pierce; nine grandchildren,
Donsa BMum le t, DD"""!
Brummett, Gene Brummett,
Deanne Shanklin, Ricky
Brummett, Bruce Brummett,
Kevin Brummett and Nora
"Angel" Thornhill; 29 great-
.grandchildren; and one great-
gra grndhisld, Kayden
Visitation is from 10 to 11
a~.t~oda shurrsedha atothe
ing Green. Services are at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Jim
Williams, the Rev. Kevin
Abern, the Rev. Leon Hurley
and the Rev. Blake Albritton
officiating. Interment will
follow in Bowling Green
Cemetery.



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winchester, N.H., she came
to Hardee County 17 years
ago from Winchester. She
was an insurance adjusterad
a Baptist.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Burche Hodgman of
Wauchula; a nephew, Terry
LeClair of California; a
niece, Mandy Nelson of
Winchester, N.H.; three
brothers-in-law, Guy
Hodgman of Nebraska, and
Charlie Hodgman and Louie
Hodgman, both of Winchest-
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Joan Prentice of West Swan.
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ODIS LYNN BAGWELL
Odis Lynn Bagwell, 43, of
Fort Meade, died Friday, Jan-
uary 25, 2008 at Fort Meade.
Born March 19, 1964 in
.Cullman, Ala., he came to Fort
Meade in 2007. He was a truck
driver.
He is survived by a son,
Lance Andrew Paris of Fort
Meade; a daughter, Lachelle
ReneebBatgwel of FortBMg dl

David Bagwell and Larry
Bagwell, all of Cullman, Ala.;
and four sisters Mary Francis
Paris of Fort Meade,. Linda
Williams and Carolyn Wood,
both of Cullman, Ala. and
Barbara McKay of Blounts
ville, Ala
Visitation was Sunday at the
funeral home prior to the 2 p.m.
services.
Hatncock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


LAVAWN HOPE SCHAILL
Lavawn Hope Schaill, 88, of
Fort Meade, died Tuesday,
February 5, 2008, at the Rohr
Home, Bartow.
Born in Seattle, Wash., she
came to Fort Meade from Salt
Lake City, Utah in 1946. She
was a homemaker, member of
American Legion Post 23
Ladies Auxiliary of Fort
Meade, Beta Sigma Phi sorority
and Fort Meade Quarterback
Club. AIM rmonF r faith' sh

Methodist Church of Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 43: years, Paul
Schaill Jr..
She is survived by two sons,
James M. Schaill Sr. and wife
Catherine of Fort Meade and
Paul M. Schaill III of Fort
Meade; seven grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren-
Visitation is Monday, Feb. 11
Sat the funeral home. Services
are Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 ,
a.m. at First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade with the
Rev. Marvin Pittman and the
Rev. Vincent Price officiating.
Interment follows in Evergreen

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ANICETA GARZA
Aniceta Garza, 86, of Wau-
chula, died Friday, February
1, 2008 at Hardee Manor Care
Center.
Born April 17, 1920, in
Paxton, Texas, she was a
homemaker.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Victor Velasquez, Guad-
alupe Velasquez Villarreal'
Juan Garza, Esperanza Flores
and Celia Velasquez, all of
Coa ulia, Me ico, Consuelo
Catlo and ndard Gza'
both of Texas, Juhianita Rod-
riguez, Manuel Garza and
Guadalupe Flores, all of
Zolfo Springs, and Amador
Garza and Laura Olvas, both
of Wauchula; and 54 grand-
children.
Visitation was Monday
from 6eto 8 pm. at theh fue

St. Michael's Catholic
Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Interment followed at Wau-
chula Cemetery.

Brant Flegf@

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A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Those who are careful about
what they say keep them-
selves out of trouble.
Proverbs 21:23 (NOV)


The next day he (John the
Batstsa esu co g .

"there is the Lamb of God; it
is He who takes away the sin
of the world "
SJohn 1:29 (NEB)

SATURDAY
So honor the Lord and serve
Him wholeheartedly .
Serve the Lord alone. Bt if
you are unwilling to serve the
Lord, then choose today
whom you will serve .. As
for me and my family, we will
serve the Lord God.
Joshua 24:14a, 15a (NLT)

SUNDAY
But don't forget this, dear
friends, that a day or a thou-
sand years from now is like
tomorrow to the Lord. He
isn't really~ slow about His
promised return, even
though at times it seems that
way. But He is waiting, for the
good reason that He is not
willing that any should per-
ish, and He is giving more
time for sinners t)o epe


MONDAY
See how close His salvation
is to those who fear Him -
our country is home base for.
His glory. Love and truth:
meet in the street .. Trust
sprouts green from the
ground. Right living pours
down from the skies! Oh yes,
God gives goodness and
beauty..
Psalm 85:9 10,12a (ME)

TUESDAY
In many and various ways
God spoke of old to our
fathers by the prophets. But
in these days He has spoken
t btedHisthSon, whowm He
things, and through wom
also He created the world.
& Hebrews 1:1-2 (RSV)-

WEDNESDAY
Do not be quick with your
mou hat Tt uthee nth
Before God. God is in heav-
en and you on earth, so let
yorwrds be few
Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NIV)
Alverses are excerpted from
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Message; (NCV) New Cen-l
tuyVersion; ( E) w
English Bible; (NIV)Ne
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
/Revised Standard Version;
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is; and (TLB) The Living
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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 7, 2008


ANICETA GARZA
Aniceta Garza, 86, of Wau-
chula, died Friday, February 1,
2008 at Hardee Manor Care
Center.
Born April 17, 1920, in Pax-
ton, Texas, she was a homemak-
er.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Victor Velasquez, Guada-
lupe Velasquez Villarreal, Juan
Garza, Esperanza Flores and
Celia Velasquez, all of .
Coahulia, Mexico, Consuelo
Castillo and Eduardo Garza,
both of Texas, Julianita Rodri-

8Guu alup loaes,Galaro Zand
Springs, and Amador Garza and
Laura Olvas, both of Wauchula;
and 54 grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass was held at St.
Michael's Catholic Church on
Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment
followed at Wauchula Ceme-

eyBrant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


ANN E. HODGMAN
.Ann E. Hodgman, 72, of
Wauchula, died on Friday, Feb-
ruary 1, 2008, at Auburndale.
Born Nov. 29, 1935 in
Winchester, N.H., she came to
Hardee County 17 years ago
from Winchester. She was an
insurance adjuster and a
Baptist.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Burche Hodgman of
Wauchula; a nephew, Terry
LeClair of California; a niece,
Mandy Nelson of Winchester,
N.H.;Htdre brothers anla ,

and Charlie Hodgman and
Louie Hodgman, both -~
Winchester, N.H.; and a sister-
in-law, Joan Prentice of West
Swansea, N.H
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


HELEN A. BRYAN
Helen A. Bryan, 87, of Zolfo
Springs, died Saturday, Feb-
Sruary 2, 2008, in Sebring.
Born Nov. 3, 1920, in Fort
Strong, Mass., she lived in
Hardee County most of her life.
She was a homemaker and
lunchroom worker. She was a
member of New Hope Baptist
Church.
She was preceded in death by
husband Dale Eugene Bryan
and a soil, Gary Bryan.
She is survived by two sons,
Thomas Bryan of Nocatee and
LarrytBryan of Hin~d ille,nGa.

Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Patty
Smith and Almeada Grimsley,
both of Wauchula; five grand-
children; and numerous great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from noon to 2 p.m. at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
Hicee mere2:30 t~m. t NR
Chris Bishop officiating -


Wauchula


Patriotism is not short, fren
zied outbursts of emotion.
but the tranquil and steady
dedication of a lifetime.
-Adlai Stevenson


EULA VERNIE BOLING
Eula Vernie Brummett-
Dunkleberger-Boling, 89, of
Cake Placid, and formerly of
Bowling Green, died or,
Monday, February 4, 2008, as
Lakeland.
Born July 6, 1918 in Carter
County, Tennessee, she moved
to Florida in 1951 and to Lake
Placid in 1981. She was a
homemaker, member of the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, was active in Lake
Josephine Baptist Church while
living in Lake Placid, a member

Sb ing doial tanc tlub.ad
She was preceded in death by .
husbands Hasco L. Brummett,
Richard Dunkleberger and Wil-
bur Boling.
She is survived by three
sons, Don Brummett and wife
Sylvia of Bowling Green,
Gerald Brummett and wife Rita
of Wauchula, and Alan
Brummett and wife Gail of
Bowling Green; a daughter,
Patricia Thornhill of Fort
Pierce; nine grandchildren,
Donna Mueller, Donald Lewis'
Brummett, Duane Brummett,
Gene Brummett, Deanne
Shanklin, Ricky Brummett,
Bruce Brummett, Kevin
Brummett and Nora "Angel
Thornhill; 29 great-grandchil-
dren; and one great-great-
grandchild.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green. Services are at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Jim Williams, the
Rev. Kevin Ahern, the Rev.
Leon Hurley and the Rev. Blake
Albritton offic aoin Inte eent

Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


Helen A. Bryan, 87, of


Born Nov. 3, 1920, in Fort
Stron Mass., she lived in
Hardee County most of her
lIf S ho mas r r Sk k
was a member of New Hope
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by husband Dale Eugene
Bryan and a son, Gary Bryan,
She is survived by two
sons', Thomas Bryan of Noca-
tee and Larry Bryan of
Hindsville, Ga.; a brother,
Eddie Arlmngton of Omaha,
Neb.; two sisters, Patty Smith
and Almeada Grimsley, both
of Wauchula; five grandchil-
dren; and numerous great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from noon to 2 p.m. at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
vices were 2:30 p.m. at New
Hope Cemetery with the Rev.
Chris Bishop officiating.

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and Carl Brown and Tre'
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For Avon Park Alonzo
Robertson scored 11 points~fol-
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10 and Avierre Conner with
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Dickey expressed confidence
Shis team had a good chance to
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In the past two losses to
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Hardee hustled throughout
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game is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sarasota Booker is the No. 2
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Hardee had a good second
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a block by St. Fort to take a 30-
14 halftime lead.
The game started 50 minutes
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Hardee head coach Vance
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the opening tip. This led to
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For the night Louis scored 26
points and St. Fort 19. Hardee
shot 16 of 22 from the charity
stripe.
For the 'Cats Josh Jackson
scored four, Louisjeune and
Antjuan Jones each had three,


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee High Wildcat
boys,basketball team on Tues-
day night in Palmetto defeated
the AvonI Park Red Devils 59-
36, led by the two big guys who
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This was the second night of
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The win over the No. 5 Red
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p.m. showdown with No. I
Arcadia DeSoto in Palmetto.
The Bulldogs have a good
inside game, pressing defense
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Gayle Knight, Schools Supei-
intendent Dennis Jones anid
Wauchula Mayor David Royal.
Of the more than two dozen
entries, Br-ewer's was deemed
best.
Brewer, a bookkeeper at the
school, won $100 and a trophy.
She donated the money to the
school's front office, to be used
to purchase items to beautify
th~e lobby and help welcome
visitors to the campus.
Meanwhile, each of the
judges was presented with a
note of thanks and a roll of
Rolaids.
Some said they would come
back for the chili supper that
might.


Children's fitness was the
ultimate winner of a chili cook-
off held at North Wauchula
Elementary School.
But staff member Susan
Brewer walked away with the
top award tha\t fall1 day.
The contest was sponsored by
the Parent Tecacher Organization
at the school. Tlhe idea was to
raise funds for the purchase of a
fitness trail for the campus. .
TIeachers. staff members and
volunteers pulled -out their
favorite chili recipes, dragged
out their slow cookers and pre-
par-ed savory pots of the spicy
concoction to compete in a taste
test. TIhen, the remaining chili
was sold at a chili dinner that


same night.
The difficult task of judging
the chili fell to a cast of local
celebrities.
A judges' table outfitted
with water bottles, plain crack-
ers and bags of plastic spoons
-- was set up on the cafeteria
stage, in view of all the students
filtering in and out of the room.
Tables filled with chili pots
lined a wall. .
In all, there were 25 competi-
tors, making for a challenging
job for the judges. "Celebriti~es"
included sheriff's operations
commander Capt. Jose Cortez,
Herald-Advocate Managing
Editor Cynthia Krahl, Circuit
Judge Marcus Ezelle, author


Dishing up a sample bowl to pass around at the judges' table are PTO
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officers (from


High, took over the local team
from Greg Dick in 1991. When
the team went to the Jeopardy
Brain Bus competition in
Tampa in mid-January, she was
pushed into competing for the
adult program.
"There were 1,100 people the
first day and about 150 of us
made the cut and returned on
Jan. 16." There were 70 or 80 in
each room and she was one of
13 in her group to qualify for
Jeopardy. When she will be
called to be on the program is
uncertain, but it is something
she is looking forward to.
At the Monteverde Academy
competition on Jan. 19. After
they won their round of compe-
titions, they went on to the
finals against all classes. First
up was Ransom Everglades, a
private college prep .boarding
school from Dade County.
Hardee won 200-175.
They lost to South Fork, an
IB school from Martin County.
"We beat one of the odds-on
favorites and placed fourth,
which I think is very good
against such competition," she
said.
Next up is the St. Leo's com-
petition on Feb. 15. And so it
goes, working up to the 2008
Commissioner's Academic
Challenge, the ultimate
achiievement."It's been the
highli ht of my career to' be onrl
two-state chamipion teams'.' I'di"
like another," said Barone.
If the team succeeds in the
April 10-13 state championship
meet, they will again represent
Florida in the national competi-
tion.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee High School
Academic Team is continuing
its long-standing success.
And, while the 2007-08 team
succeeds, so does it 16-year
coach Peggy Saddler, who re-
cently qualified for the nation-
ally televised Jeopardy trivia
competition.
She's benefited from accom-
panying teams to competitions
all during the year and winning
the state Commissioner's Aca-
demic Challenge three of the
last four years.
"Everywhere we go, people
have seen the signs at each
entry to Wauchula and com-
ment on them. We are recog-
nized as an academic power-
house said Saddler, turning
attention to this year's team.
With assistant coach Peter
Preston, Saddler plans for the
hardest competition to prepare
her team for the state champi-
onships. They start early in the
school year, with tournaments
such as the University of South
Florida Novice Tournament,
where they placed third against
several college teams.
Later that month, they went
to Tallahassee and took on a
group of magnet and interna-
tional baccalaureate schools,
placing third, behindl Riccards
and IB school and the Chiles IB
School, the Florida State
University lab school. "There
was nobody there in our
'league," commented Saddler.
"We spend our year playing
bigger schools," said Saddler,
as team captain Jake Barone
chimed in, "And beating them."
Barone has been part of the


A-Team since eighth grade
when he came along with his
older sisters to practice. It's a
family tradition; Pete Barone,
26, now in the Army in Iraq,
was first on the high school
team. Sisters Kelly, 24, a UF
graduate and resource director
in Gainesville, and Lindsey, 22,
who will graduate from the
University of Florida this
spring, were next. Both girls
have been on the College Bowl
team.
Jake, youngest of the clan,
takes AP classes, Pre-Calculus,
English and Economics. His
love is history, but. he has a
mind bent to the abstract, the
trivia that's included in most
competitions. "It's more fun to
be better than others. My team-
mates help me strive to be the
best," said Barone, who plans to
attend Old Dominion Univer-
sity in Norfolk, Va., one of the
few colleges where he can
major in motor sports engineer-
ing while playing on the
Monarchs' college team.
His varsity teammates most
often include fellow seniors
Zaak McClelland, in his fourth
year, and Drew Macias, new to
it this year, as well as sopho-
more Efren Campos. When one
of them cannot go to a competi-
tion, other team members fill in.
Saddler is concerned because
there are few underelassmen in
the wings. Practices are
Monday and Wednesdays from
3 to about 5:30 and this inter-
feres with some athletic sched-
ules and potential team mem-
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Drawing winning raffle ticket for a new shotgun are Rick Knight, Lions District Governor
Robert Woomer, and Lions president Talmadge Albritton. Not shown is the winner, Rick
Nicholson of Bowling Green.


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80th Anniversary Celebration


At Southeastern Guide Dogs display were Diane Broda, a yellow lab named Pete, Lions
District Governor Robert Woomer, Sandy Scott, Southeastern community relations
coordinator Helen Arnold, a smoothcoat collie named Corki, and Kirsti Roehm. The
Palmetto based non-profit service places 90 to 100 guide dogs a year free to clients.
The Lions-sponsored service to help the blind costs about $40,000 to raise, train and
partner a guide dog with a client.


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English, Kirsti Roehm, Katie Rogers; seated, Christina Skitka, McKenna Crawford,
Chelsea Harris, Irystin Robertson; and standing, Bailee Williams, Courtney Nicholson,
Shelby Durrance, Katlin Justice and Crystal Hebert.


At the eye care booth are Vicki Barnard, office manager; Dr. Mark Sevigny; Dr. C.N.
Timmerman; local Lions sight coordinator Kathleen Roehm; and Erin Connelly, optical
manager.


Lionette sweethearts are Drew Macias, Craig Daw and Michael Torres. Sitting are
Lionettes Danielle Nicholson, Brittany Hines, Courtney Harrison and Kayla Woods.
Standing are Lionettes sponsor Leighl Ann Nicholson, Kyndall Robertson, Kaitlyn
Hanshaw, Nancy Ramirez, Araceli Torres, Cassandra Baucom and Lionettes sponsor
Martha Shiver


Lions present $500 check to Lions Camp on Tiger Lake. From left are club president
Talm~adge Albritton, Carissa Moen and Dale Robinson.













To Your Health.
BE E Herin E. Hss
Hardee County Health Department


prove they are coolo" or to gain entrance to a select group. It
becomes much liike hazing in fraternities or sororities.
Unwanted sex is not healthy, either physically or emotionally!
It often leads to feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame. A parent
may notice a child's school grades dropping, behavior problems
developing and a change in the child's involvement in extracurric-
ular activities.
Learning how to recognize sexual coercion can help a young
person make better decisions regarding sex. Parents can help by
having a frank discussion with their adolescent children about the
issue.
Tips for adolescents who want to avoid unwanted sex include:
Learn to trust your instincts! If you feel uncomfort-
able in any situation, leave! Don't be alone with a part-
ner you are not familiar with, and say "no" firmly!
Respond to pressure situations by saying things like,
"I really like you, but I'm just not ready to have sex,"
or "I said no, and I don't owe you an explanation," or
even, ilf you really care for me, you'll respect my
decision."
Always avoid alcohol and other drugs, which can
impair your judgment, make your partner more
aggressive and make it harder to resist a sexual situa-
tion.
At a party, never leave your drink unattended!i If you
do, throw it away and get a fresh one. Watch what is
poured into your glass to prevent someone slipping
either drugs or alcohol into your drink.
Talk to a parent, a trusted friend or an adult.
Professionals in the community like your health-care
provider, school nurse or school counselor can give
you guidance or refer youI for help.
Protecting our youth is important for our community! The
Hardee County Health Department provides all adolescents receiv-
ing clinical services with information and counseling on how to
resist sexual coercion.
IEhey that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.
-Benjamin Franklin

I ~Football Word Find

Just in time for the Super Bowl, see how many related
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


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The 67th annual Hardee County Fair will be held Feb. 18-24
at the fairgrounds west of Wauchula.
Boarney Csherry is fair president; J.A. Clark, vice president; and
Bo Rich said a last-minute big addition to the fair is The Great
Frontier Show operated by the Michael Sandlofer family. The show
includes wild animals such as cougars, bears and wolves, a
Conestoga wagon pulled by a team of horses, trick riders, per-
forming horses, cow-milking by fairgoers, and a hands-on frontier
museum.
Fair admission is $5 for adults, $3 for school students, with
kids under 5 free. Admission includes the frontier show.
Rich said the Cowbelles Kitchen will be fully operational for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will include homemade
desserts, hamburgers, hot dogs, beef stew, barbecue sandwiches
and french fries.

The Central Florida Regional Planning Council will have a
public hearing on Mosaic's mining plan on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at
9 a.m. at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center


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Er~in Hess is shacr-ing hler columnl~ space th~isr monlth with Joanzne
DiLella, the wlom~en' s-hlealthl nlr~se practitioners at thle Hardee
Countyl) Healthl Departm~lent. DiLella is wrlitingS on a topic of con-
cern1 as rnatiolnal teel-birth rates r~ise.

SEXUAL COERCION IN ADOLESCENTS
Sexual Coercion can take many forms, including pressure'
threats, flattery, guilt trips, put-downs and gifts that may make a
girl feel she "owes" sex in return.
Increasingly, younger girls are being sought out by older boys.
The older boy, usually two to four years older, may be sexually
experienced and put pressure on the younger girl to engage in sex-
ual activity. Often the younger gir-l fears, "He'll break up with me
if I don't," and so she agrees to sex before she would ordinarily do
so, putting herself at risk for unwanted pregnancy or a sexually
transmitted disease (STD).
This is sexual coercion and, although it is an age-old problem,
it is happening with greater frequency and in a younger age group.
The recognized definition of sexual coercion is: Thle act of per-
suading or coetr-ing a per-son~ into enlgaginlg inz an unwanted sexu-
al activity thinolgh physical fore, threat of physical force, or emo-
tional manipulation.
Sexual coercion is not just found in adolescent girls, but can
also occur when an adolescent boy is pressured by friends to "per-
form" by persuading a young girl to have sex with him. Boys may
also be pressured by exper-ienced, older, sexually mature girls into
having sex before they are r-eady.
It can take the form of peer pressure where girls or boys feel
they will only be accepted if they perform certain sexual acts to


PHOTOS BY JlM KELLY
Cooking hot dogs on Jan. 24 at Wauchula's Heritage Park
!are Jerry Smith and Paul Summit.


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Vernon Benbow and Debbie Murray selling hot dogs at
Lions 80th birthday event.


Letter To The Editor

Ricky Stone Needs Prayers


Now they say he has a large
tumor laying close to his vital
organs. He will have to go
through major surgery in a few
days.
He is 34, lives in Oklahoma
and needs a lot of prayer. His
mother is Rose Romero, for-
merly of Bowling Green and
now living in Arkansas.
His grandparents are Hershel
and Mae Stone Sr., who live in
Country Manor Apartments in
Wauchula. Hershel used to be
the No. 1 sheetrock man in
W1 leasa dand ow has
Hershel and Mae Stone
Wau~chula


Dear Editor:
We are pleading for the
believing people of Hardee
County to pray for our son and
grandson R~ichard (Ricky)
Stone.
He graduated in 1991 from
Hardee High School. He went
into the Air Force 12 years ago.
Ricky married Brenda Lee
Kautyman of Washington, .C.
They have a little girl, 2, named
Emma Kaye.
Ricky began to have a sore
throat in January 2008. It got
worse tantd wos Tn e oer t
they thought it was cystic fibro-
sis to do with the lungs.


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Snow Bird Show
This Weekend
The first annual Snow Bird
Variety Show will be .held at
Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.
Wauchula, Saturday at 7
p.m. and Sunday at 2:30
p.m. *
Presented by the Hardee
County Players, it will in-
clude performers from Cross
Creek, Crystal Lake and
Pioneer RV parks with
singing, instrumentals and
comedy. Tickets are $5.
Handicapped parking and
wheelchair ramps are on the
west side of the building.
BG Youth Have
Baseball Time
Bowling Green Youth
Baseball registration is being
held today (Thursday)
through Friday, Feb. 22, at
Pyatt Park. Children must
be age 5 and no more than
14 before Aug. 1.
Parents/guardians must
come with the children. A
birth certificate and parent
signature is required. For
more information, call Joe
Cranford at 375-4856 or cell
781-2330.
Register For
Diabetes Class
The Hardee County Health
Department is offering dia-
betes and wellness classes
for residents who are diabet-
ic or pre-diabetic. They will
be Tuesday and Thursday,
Feb. 26 & 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.
in both English and Spanish.
There is also a three-day
course in English only on
Thursday, Feb. 14, 21 & 28
from 8:30 a.m. to noon,
Classes are at the Health
Department, 115 K.D. Revell
Road (off U.S. 17 North),
Wauchula. For more infor-
mation, or to enroll, call 773-
4161, ext. 217.
Step-Up Health
Fair Saturday
A Family Health and
Safety Fair will be on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., including free car safe-
ty inspections and bike hiel-
mets, appearances by
Sparky the Fire Dog and the
tooth fairy, a fire truck and
ambulance display.
' There will be a presenta-
tion of preventing falls at 11
a.m. and 1 p.m., a nutritionist
will be on hand to answer
questions, car seats can be
purchased for $20 and much
more. For information, call
Erin Hess at 773-4161, ext
176. The fair will be at the
Health Department, 115
O..Rvel Radu (off U.S.






THURSDAY, FEB. 7
ms ardee Clount Cme-~?
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
r/Hardee County Planning
and Zoning Board, monthly
meeting-Davis Labor Camp
Site Plan, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6

OND AY. FE B. 1 1
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.
c/Project Graduation
meeting, North Wauchula
Elementary School, 1120 N.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 6:30
p.m.
TUESDAY. FEB. 12
VHardee Senior High
School, Advisory Committee
Aneetng,RmaediaW ceun la830
p~m.
r/8owling Green City
Commission, regular meet-


ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
VCentral Florida Regional
Plarming Coucl, iregou a
Fort Meade Mine DRI,
.Harde 5C~ount vgi eCr i
Drive (intersection of Sten-
strom and Altman roads),
Wauchula, 9 a.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
B VHarde Countym t oo
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


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YOUP lOol Hardee County Office of Community development may be able to help

We offer a grant-funded Homeownership Assistance Program that assists low to moderate income households with the
down payment and closing costs associated with purchasing a home. Homes purchased may be existing or new
construction. Only single-family, detached units are eligible (Mobile homes do not qualify). The applicant must obtain a
pre-qualification for a mortgage through a state certified lender and must not have owned a home in Hardee County
within the past three years.

Applications are available at the Office of Community Development, Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange St., Room 201,
Wauchula, FL, or from our website at: www.hardeecounty.net. For additional information call 863-773-6349.
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Other activities are planned as well and Cracker Trail Museum
invites everyone to the park during Pioneer Park Days to see the
new and exciting additions which we are constantly acquiring. We
will have an artist rendering of the new addition which is being
provided through the generosity of Hardee County Builders
Association.
And, as always, consider the museum as a receptacle for your
loved ones belongings and help us fill this new addition for all of
Hardee County to enjoy.


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GETTING READY FOR PIONEER PARK DAYS
Gayle Knight graduated from Hardee High School in 1963 and
came back home to teach in her beloved Hardee County. She has
since retired and she is still greeted by all of her former students as
"Miss G."
Not only has Gayle experienced the joy of teaching in Hardee
County as well as in Australia, but she is now an accomplished
author of soon to be four children's books.
The inspiration of Gayle's books began with a lovable kitten
which was only 10 days old when he made his home with Pauline
Knight. When Pauline's cat disappeared from her home on Florida
Avenue, Gayle set out to provide another companion for her moth-
er to enjoy, and it was not long when Sassy made his way into the
safe folds of the Knight home.
Everyone has his own favorite pet story, and Sassy began to
supply a vast amount of resources for those stories to surface.
Those antics included getting stuck inside the refrigerator, chasing
after a snake while trying to avoid being hit by Pauline's broom,
and taking shelter under the bed during the wild winds of Hurricane
Charley. As these stories were unveiled, Gayle's students and rela-
tives encouraged her to write them down in book form for others to
enjoy. Thus, began Gayle Knight's writing career.
That first' book, "No! No! Sassy," was written as a gift to her
10 great-nieces and great-nephews, and it was her intention to pub-
lish only enough for them. However, Gayle soon realized that this
book was in great demand by others in the community, including
many of her former students. There have now been over 1,000
books sold and that first publication is in its second printing.
Gayle will be on hand on Friday afternoon during Pioneer Park
Days with copies of all three of her books and will autograph the
copies for you. She is currently sending her fourth book, "Tommy
Cannon and the 4th Grade Spelling Bee," to the publisher and it is
expected to be ready for sale by the Pioneer Park Days celebration.
Each recipient of any of the published books will also receive a pic-
ture of Sassy with his personalized paw print compliments of
Cracker Trail Museum.
Pioneer Park Days is right around the corner, and Cracker Trail
Museum is working on the final stages of plans for exhibits and
demonstrations around the immediate area. This is one of those
milestones for Pioneer Park Days as it gets ready for its 40th
anniversary this year.
As in the past, all of the buildings in the perimeter of the muse-
um will be open for the public to experience just a little of what it
may have been like during the days of our pioneer relatives.
Wendlell Smith, great-grandson of William Henry Hart, will be
seen rocking on the front porch or telling a little history of the
inside of the Hart Cabin while his wife, Wilma, chats with one of
the hundreds of visitors who will pass through the doors during
Pioneer Park Days.
Mike McIntyre will be at his traditional place of honor in the
C.A. Bryant Bllacksmith Shop showing off' his talents as the village
smithy, and letters can be mailed from the Post Office and will
include the official Pioneer Park Days stamo.


cOURTESY PHOTO
Taylor Bone,


Gayle Knight with nieces (front to back)
Carly Wadsworth and Brittany Hines.


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Rev. Piper poses with Ladies Night of Inspiration Committee who were helped by
church staff and other members. From left are Trish St. Remain, Eileen Lambert, Ann
Basey, Tanya Royal, Jean Kelly and Andrea Thompson.













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Many ladies lined up to buy books after Rev. Don Piper spoke.


JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st

FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING

TAhX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $25,000
FLORI'DA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2008
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
Hold dst e t pro erty as ofJanuary 208
Be a Leqgal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2008
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Please bring the following with you: Florida Driver's License, Florida Vehicle Registration, Florida Voter's
Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a US Citizen bring Residency (Green) card for both husband
and wife. If you own a mobile home, bring registration certificate or title.

AGRICULTURAL "GREENBELT"

CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural
business and desire agricultural classification for tax purposes must file application with the
Appraiser's Office between January l' and March 1"'. Copy of lease required if applicable.


EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP

FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS
ENDS MARCH 1"


If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to
contact us for assistance 863/773-2196.

To apply for Property Tax Exemptions or Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt", stop by:
Property Appraiser's Offee
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.


HARDEECTU TYLPCRO E TFYO PRAISER2:C


$ Sunday, February 10, 2008
for a Special Music Service at 10:45 a.m.

I ~by our Special Guests

J~ CRIVary's Voicen

and an Eventing Concert at 6:00 p.mt.


SCOST: A Love offering will be taken.


Featurring Daniel Crews,
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February 7, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A


spread that Piper had been in a
bad accident his fate
unknown and many people
began praying for him.
Piper said suddenly he left
Heaven and was back in his
own body in the car. He was
transported to a trauma center.
During the ambulance ride he
was not given any medication
for his severe pain because he
was told he must remain con-
scious.
He went through a long
ordeal of hospital stays, over 30
operations, bone-lengthening
techniques, and much pain. At
times he felt lonely, disa~ppoint-
ed, depressed and not wanting
people to do him favors.
After a period of time he
came to rely on others, wrote
his first book and decided his
mission on earth was to help
and witness to people.
He is looking forward to
returning to Heaven but realizes
he has unfinished work left on
earth.
One lady recently said her
son was mbortally wounded by
an explosion in Iraq and as he
lay dying a nurse read him a
portion of Piper's book describ-
ing Heaven.
Many people lined up at the
end of his talk to visit with
Piper and have him sign his
books that they purchased.


By SANDY SCOTT
For The Herald-Advocate
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula was filled Thursday
night, Jan. 31, with nearly 900
women who came to hear Rev.
Don Piper, author of "Ninety
Minutes In Heaven" and
"Heaven Is Real."
This was the largest crowd to
date for the annual Ladies Night
of Inspiration, which has been
held for 10 of the past 11 years.
There were young girls, home-
makers, professional women,
grandmothers and great-grand-
mothers.
Before the talk in the sanctu-
ar~y, about 740 women enjoyed
a meal consisting of chicken
alfredo, Caesar salad, garlic
bread, cheesecake, iced tea and
co fee.
The ladies were welcomed by
church pastor Rev. Ken Smith.
The .Bowling Green First
Baptist Church Praise Team led
the singing which iricluded
"Days of Elijah," "I'll Fly
Away," and "This Little Light
of Mine."
Dr. Barbara Carlton intro-
duced the guest speaker.
Rev. Piper was pronounced
dead by paramedics on a rainy
night Jan. 18, 1989, after his
small red car was struck on a
bridge by a big truck. The
young pastor was returning


home from a Baptist convention
in Texas to join his wife and
children near Houston.
Rev. Piper said he spent 90
minutes at the gates of Heaven
and was welcomed by many old
..iends, family members and
acquaintances. He described
bright lights, rustling wings of
angels and beautiful music
praising God.
He saw a former neighbor
lady who had taken him to
church as a child. Another per-
son was standing straight but
had been bent over with osteo-
porosis while on earth,
A fellow pastor from the con-
vention came upon the accident
scene in Texas and asked to
pray for the victim in the small
red car. Piper had been pro-
nounced dead and was under a
plastic sheet. He and the car's
interior were bloody. Many of
his bones were broken.
The fellow pastor put his
hand on Piper's shoulder and
began praying and then singing
a hymn "What A Friend We
Have In Jesus." Suddenly Piper
was singing along.
The pastor saw one remain-
ing ambulance at the accident
scene and stood in front of the
ambulance in order to convince
the paramedic to recheck the
victim for signs of life.
Following the accident word


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When there's millions of dollars
profit at stake each year what
hi sru epcttert to do?
neighbor or stacking up money?
Frank Kirkland
Bowling Green, FL

Edlitor's Note: Th~e writer is a
board member andr secretary of
People For Pr~otecting Peace
River Inc.


phosphate mining. Their next
response was to have their
atbtore 11me Icould not talk
Their paid people like to say
in meetings in their own
defense look at me do you see
any horns or a pitch fork. I am
not the Devil. My warning re-
fers you back to God's word of
warning where it says beware
of wolves in sheep's clothing.


omy but when they have raped
every square mile they can get

shoe odo ao ne bo t e
are then.
If you want Mosaic to finish
off the county endangering
Peace River even mor-e than
they already have in Polk
County, there will never be a
Kissingen Springs again and
many other miles of tributaries
and wetlands or their surround-
ing higher land which are a part
of the natural creation that all
work together. The many miles
of even small tributaries all add
to the river.
There are scientists who
argue for mining. Most or all of
the ones I see or read about that
are for mining all receive mon-
etary rewards. If you look at the
reports they prepare for Mosaic
for the applications to mine or
even reclaim (which is a mighty
strong word for what they call
reclamation). If you live here
you have no excuse for being
deceived by this word reclama-
tion,
There are many scientists
who make reports that conflict
with Mosaic's story but to make
a longer article shorter I will
say this. You don't have to be a
rocket scientist to see the truth.
All you need is to have been in
the area for a few years. Then
you could arrive at the conclu-
sion that I have. The answer I
see is mining is by far worse in
this area than all the other
things that are blamed on the
water and the river, which
included agriculture, building
and so on. I think, personally
that all the other impacts put
together would be similar to a
gnat on an elephants rear in
comparison.
Back to the county awhile
back I was setting in a Hardee
County Commission meeting
hoping to get some input in on
this issue. When low and
behold Minor Bryant brought
up out of the middle of an eco-
nomic discussion that he
thought water would soon be a
controlling issue and that the
county should consider making
some rules such as limit the size
shower heads could be.
When I atked him if I heard
him correctly I asked him if he
was going to make such a rule
to regulate how I take a shower.
And at the same time allow


me that they should not be
receiving their pay from the
state but rather the phosphate
industry.
The Army Corps of
Engineers and Swift Mud are to
my opinion even worse.
Now that I have a large part
of the records in hand and have
spent countless hours studying
them, I believe Mosaic and
especially our leaders should
face criminal charges and other
disciplinary actions.
I should add that in my
efforts to find some justice
through government agencies I
found that the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council
through several of their people
and consultants has been super
in being open and very helpful
including addressing our issues
and validating them to the
county and Mosaic. Also the
County Planning Department
has addressed our safety issue
to a certain extent since the
Central Florida Planning
Council got involved in our
behalf. ~
The tickler is that the Hardee
Board of County Commission-
ers are the ultimate authority in
the permitting process given as
much as some of them have in
the past abstained a vote due to
conflicts of interest in one pre-
vious phosphate permitting
hearing. Thus far I presume
they have no fear of anybody
challenging them successfully.
Many times every day in all
levels of our system officials
get away with very poor judg-
ment and even worse. I would
think there would be some way
of changing their minds.
Well, I could talk on this all
week but if I stir someone to
take a stand with this article -
good. I would be pleased, and I
am sure some of our leaders and
war heroes that have gone on
before us, many of which died
for us to have freedom, may
very well roll over in the grave.
The thing we should keep in
mind the phosphate industry
may contribute to today's econ-


Dear Editor:
Residents, there is coming up
for approval before our plan-
ning department and shortly
after that the Board of County
CommisSioners possibly the
final hearing on an everlasting
major impact to several very
important areas of our life and
well being. (First hearing is
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. at
Hardee Agri-Civic Center, with
the Central Florida Regional
Planning Council).
There are several ways we as
citizens can handle this issue.
One, being the most popular to
the average person, is ignore it
or I can't fight. The agencies
involved in permitting do what
they want to anyway (this is
true in most cases simply
because we are not united
against the evil in high places as
seen in recent property tax
changes put in place by our
county officials). This is only
one example of what happens
seems like daily to us as we
continue to live in bondage to
officials with the Hitler, Caesar
or Faro spirit.
Another way is to get
informed and fight back and
communicate your feelings to
your leaders by phone, mail,
email or in person. Also don't
let them brush you off. Believe
me if the wheel is running along
and not making a noise the offi-
cials will not stop to oil the
bearings. One main reason
seems to be that the giant cor-
porations work under the table
to dull the senses of our less
than honorable leaders.
Yet another way you may
consider is to get involved
through local organizations that
stand against polluted politi-
cians. Usually they only focus
on single issues. But they can
be effective in securing some of
our basic rights afforded us by
our forefathers who displayed
great wisdom in establishing
our original laws and rules.
Now let us get back to the
issue we now face is phosphate
mining that Mosaic has been
applying for over the' last two


years.
On the most part Mosaic has
learnt through many years Ihow
to keep things moving along as
they do their what I consider
propaganda portraying them-
selves as good neighbors plant-
ing trees, caring for wildlife,
recreating our environment.
This is their own horn tooting
which you only hear from
themselves or someone that in
some way derives monetary
gains in some form or another
whether it is direct or indirect.
In fact approximately one
year after their application was
turned in was when I found
their plans to mine within 500
feet of my home and install
1,500 acres of slime dams. This
was not something I even Iknew
was coming down. I found out
from a friend who was con-
cerned about our very lives. I
started by contacting Minor
Bryant, one of our commission-
ers who responded to me ver-
bally that he had no knowledge
of Mosaic planning to mine in
the county.
He also alluded that it was
against the law for him to hear
or talk about the Mosaic per-
mits. Among some of his verbal
comments to me were very
shocking to me. His attitude
along with most of the other
officials were equally shocking.
After all this is supposed to be
America the land of the free
(not a third world country
where corporations or the very
wealthy are allowed to lord
over the less influential citi-
zens).
Minor and several other
county officials alluded to me
that he could not be concerned
over a few families on Fussell
Rd. over Mosaic being able to
mine their land regardless of
impacts.
Also in my efforts to get just-
ness I tried to work with other
agencies including the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection. They were less
accommodating than Hardee
County. Based on my dealings
with them, it would appear to


CHAPEL
One hundred eighty-one were
welcomed. Judy Perkins sang a
special song with no accompa-
niment; she was a brave gal and
did a great job. We appreciate
all of those who help to make
the service such a great part of
our park.
Pastor Jim spoke from the
fifth chapter of James, remem-
bering that we are not the
judgers, we are the do-ers.
COFFEE
We had 280 for coffee,
doughnuts and fellowship, with
Patty from MidFlorida Credit
Union as our speaker.
We had 30 donors for the
bloodmobile last week; good to
have so many donate.
We had almost 200 for the
pancake breakfast and also for
the spaghetti dinner, and five
spaghetti pies leftover and
donated to Caring People's
Ministries; so glad Tom and
Jean Ricard could see to that.
The cruisers came back with
many tales of their voyage.
The woodshop is having a
silent auction on two pieces of
equipment. See Rich Pearson or
Bob Johns about either that or a
raffle ticket for a dulcimer.
Many coupons were won and
50/50; congratulations to all the
lucky winners.
ACTIVITIES
We now have a U.S. National
Shuffle Champion in our park.
Ruth Brown won this title in
Bradenton Jan. 23. Nancy
Singleton and Larry Brown
took first place in consolation in
the professional and amateur


divisions in Sebring on Jan. 24-
25. Cheryl Conkle and Bob
Hoskins took first in consola-
tion in the amateur division, and
Grace Moore came in third for
her first tournament. Great job
to all you shufflers!!
Bowling scores: Dick Wilton
had a 223 and Marilyn Asher
had a 151. High series was Herb
Bell with 543 and Susan
MacDonald with 386.

SPOTLIGHT
Curtis and Jean (Howdee)
Chaffin from Hermitage, Tenn.,
will be married 25 years in
October. They have three
daughters and five grandchil-
dren between them. Curtis
retired from Dupont and Jean
from Bank of America. They
are on their 10th season in our
park, both being active in our
park.
Jean has been chairman of
many different activities in the
park. She is the secretary to the
activities, and has been for the
past two years. She likes being
the secretary and is interested in
all the various activities and
enjoys the harmony among the
chairmen. She has various
cruises and bus trips planned
during the season. They just
returned from a cruise to the
eastern Caribbean along with
22 others taking the voyage.
Curtis has been active with
woodcarving and they both
enjoy bocce and a board game,
Alley.
We all appreciate her hard
work as our-secretary, for the
trips she plans and all the time it
takes to do them. We are so glad
they both are in our park family.


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plans to play college basketball while earning a degree in technology.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It had to be rescheduled but
there was a1 final home game
after all.
The Okeechobee Br-ahmans
had bus trouble last Tuesday,
but agreed to come last
Thursday for a scheduled game
against the Hardee Wildcats to
allow their seniors to be hon-
ored.
Bouyed up by an enthusiastic
crowd, Hardee won 79-61 over
a Brahman squad that just
would not quit.
As soon as it was over, Head
Coach Vance Dickey and assis-
tants Travis Bone and Carl
Brown began planning for the
district playoffs. A solid fourth
seed, Hardee was slated to play
a quarterfinal game against
Avon Park on Tuesday night at
Palmetto, the site of the 4A-10
district playoffs this year.
A win Tuesday would put the
Wildcats in a semifinal game
tomorrow (Friday) night at 7:30
against top-seed DeSoto, a rival
Hardee has battled with thiS
season, losing 54-51 at DeSoto
and 68-65 at home.
Should Hardee ~prevail
against DeSoto, the district
championship game is Satur-day
at 7 p.m. probably against sec-
:::::ed Sarcasoita Boboker :2
which finished 8-3 in the dis-
trict. Booker got second-seed
by a flip of the coin.

SENIORS
Thursday's game against
Okeechobee included halftime
ceremonies honoring the senior
trio, Josh Jackson, Arnold Louis
and Mark St. Fort.
Jackson, who has worked on
his three-point shot and became
point guard, has played for four
years, the final two on the varsi-
ty. "I worked on developing an
outside shot and becoming
more aggressive," he said. He
acknowledged a weakness in
always recognizing what's
going on around him on the
court and plans to work on that.
He plans to major in psycholo-
gy in college, noting his ~high
school teacher made it interest-
ing for him.
Louis has played on the varsi-
ty all four years and feels his
strength is .his stamina; his
weakness, keeping his head up
when he goes downcourt. He
has averaged 22 points and 14
rebounds his senior season. He
said one of the highlights of his
career was making the All-
Tournament team at the Jesuit
Invitational over the Christmas
holidays. He plans to pursue a
career in basketball "as far as I
can," while obtaining a degree
in computer designs.
pl. ert er gilso a four-yelar
rebounds, four assists and four
blocks this season (see related
story). He thinks a weakness is
not always being mentally pre-
pared before the game. "Coach
has really helped me get better,"
he said. St. Fort, who has
always wanted to know how
things work, plans a degree in
technology.

PORT CHARLOTTE 71,
HARDEE 65
Hardee traveled to Port Char-
lotte to take on the 5A Pirates
last Monoday. th ga -gotogh

Pirates broke out to a 20-15
advantage after the first ~period.
Hardee came roaring back to
stifle the Pir~ates and outscore
them 16-8 in the second per-iod


Arnold Louis, flanked by his parents, Denise Everett and Adnaud Louis, has averaged
22 points and 14 rebounds in his senior season. He plans on majoring in computer
designs in college.


District
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Could Wildcat senior Mark
St. Fort become Florida 4A Mr.
Basketball.
That goal could be within
reach as the 6-6 St. Fort was
chosen to be one of 24 players
across the state to play in an all-
star gamie in March.
That's one of the honors
which have come St. Fort's way
as he concludes four years on
the Wildcat varsity and two sea-
sons of Amateur Ath'letic Asso-
ciation summer ball. .
Head Coach Vance Dickey
reported late last week of St.
Fort's selection to play in the
Florida Athletic Coaches Asso-
ciation North-South All-Star
game on March 15 at Embry
Riddle University in Daytona
Beach.
St. Fort was chosen among
all classes to be on the All-Star
squad, potentially making him
eligible for selection as the 4A
Florida Mr. Basketball.
The FACA district locally
covers Hardee, Highlands and
Polk counties. It includes large
schools such as Lakeland Kath-
leen, Lakeland and Winter Hay-
en, and smaller schools such as
Fort Meade. Among all those,
St. Fort was also chosen 4A


Honors
District Player of the Year.
In his senior season, St. For~t
has averaged 20 points, 15 re-
bounds, foui- assists and four
blocks per game. Using his 6-6
frame to advantage, he often
skies for offensive or defensive
rebounds.
He has been on the varsity
from his freshman year, when
he was a starter only occasion-
ally. Grown from 6-3 to his pre-
sent 6-6, he thinks he will be a.
small forward in college and
has worked on improving his
three-point shot as well as play-
ing inside. He also wants to get
better at "creating my shot off
my dribble."
He has signed a Letter of
Intent to play at Eckerd College
in St. Pete, a top-tier Division
II school. With their high acad-
emic standards, he is working
on raising his test scores and
Grade Point ~Average to meet
them.
Due to the conditions of the
Letter of Intent, it is still possi-
ble he will sign a Division I
scholarship, as several schools~
are giving him a look-see and
may do so even more as he
plays in the All-Star game.
The future is in his hands;
could it be in the hands of a
Florida Mr. Basketball?


to take a 31-28 edge at halftime.
Port Charlotte picked up its
intensity and outscored Hardee
in the final two quarters to win
71-65.
Louis was the game's top
scorer with 20 points, some
every qluar~ter. Por~t Charl6tte
countered with four players in
double digits. Daniel Jacquist
had 19), Kevin Califite 16'
Vincent Lockhart 15 and Brean
McPeel 13.
'For the Wildcats, it was St.
Fort with 18 points, soph
Antjuan JTones with 11, fresh-
man Tre' Anderson six, Jackson
five, junior Nolan Neuhauser
with two and Postene Louis-
jeunew ton ompliment Josh
Jackson on his game tonight.
He played extremely hard and
really got after it. W;e were up
by four with one minute left and
they got a streak to beat us,"
commented Dickey.
The JV boys also played at
Port Char~lotte in what would
turn out to be their final game.
The very young Wildcats were
outscor-ed 57-22 as the junior
Pirates hit seven treys and
eight-of-nine at the fr~ee throw
line.
For Hardee, Charles Allen

ad pit of de ce. Crl Bl n
had six, and D'Hmnte Hooks,
Scott Donaldson and Nathan
Tomlinson each two points.
"We took some lumps during
the season. This is a good bunch


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Two-year varsity player Josh Jackson, who became the
point guard and three-point specialist, was honored by
his mother Vivian Jackson, as welI as the fans. He plans
to study psychology in college.


of kids. They have a lot of work
to do as far as individual skills,

bb ir a ret fo gttendg th m t
practice and then committing to
the season. I believe these
lessons will be well spent as
they move up to the varsity
level," said head coach Rod
Smith.
True to that word, soph
Jarrell Ellis and freshmen Justin
Bromley and Br-own had moved
up to the varsity level by
Thursday's rescheduled game.
Allen, a sophomore, and fresh-
men Kalan Royal, Kyle Bo-
deck, Dylan Justice, Tomlinson,
Donaldson and Hooks, are
expected back next-season, giv-
ing the JV a much stronger
position.

HARDEE 79,
OKEECHOBEE 61
Brahman junior David Jeune
and St. Fort met for the tip-of',
with the Brahmans getting the
tip, but turning the ball over.
After another pair of turnovers,
Jones, St. Fort, Jackson, Ander-
son and Louis passed the ball
rapidly around. Hit out of
bounds, Jackson inbounded to
St. Fort, who went to the hoop
and rebounded his own shot to
give Hardee a 2-0 lead after
over a minute of deadlock.
Shortlry, Louis rebounded a
Jeune shot and went "all the


way" to score, upping the lead
to 4-0. Jeune made the next
shi a bryt cmkaskoent answered
There was no quit in the 8-13
Brahmans, which narrowed the
score to 7-6 by the midway
point. Hardee got points to stay
just ahead at 9-8, 11-10 and 16.
14, before LeShawn Hender-son
stole the ball and dunked it to
make it 16-16 at the end of the
first period.
It was tied at 18-18, 20-20
and 25-25 before Hardee picked
uIp its intensity and r-an up to a
41-29 advantage by halftime.
After the halftime cere-
monies, the Wildcats went back
to business. Despite its best
efforts, the Brahmans were not
able to keep pace or regaln
ground against the fired-up
Wildcats, who were up by 20
points at one time and ended up
winning 79-61 after Terrance
Allen sank a running shot
before the final buzzer.
St. Fort had a monster night
with 36 points, including 14 in
the hectic third per-iod. He bit 5-
of-7 at the free throw line.
Louis added 20 points, includ-
ing 4-of-6 at the foul line.
Jones had 13, Jackson six,
and Louisjeune and Bromley
each two points.
Henderson was the only
Brahman in double digits, with
18 points.


Seniors Applauded At Final Home Game


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Earning "District Player Of The Year" honors could put
Mark St. Fort in line to be 4A Mr. Basketball.

St. For Eans





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A NEW STUDY
A new study has found that young American adults have
become more tolerant of pornography. What was once shocking is
now ho-hum to many.
Should we be surprised at the new poll? Sex-based TV shows
abound. Tabloids shove their message in our faces at every super-
market checkout. Erotic stuff on the Internet is only a click away.
People unrestrained by principle or faith will gravitate to what
pleases their senses. Despite the rhetoric about moral values, most
make decisions based on what looks good, tastes good and benefits
Number One.
When someone gets addicted to alcohol or drugs, few get upset
unless it affects a family directly. But a whole society can go down
this slippery slope and crash, one small individual indulgence at a
time.
Rome once ruled the world, but power and wealth took their
toll. Romans felt entitled to a life of profligacy when their armies
began hauling home the booty from foreign wars. The Caesars
found they could control the masses by free food and bloody enter-
tainment in the stadium.
But national character disappeared and Rome fell.
The Bible records a nightmare in ancient Sodom. A sex-mad
mob surrounded a home where guests had just arrived. A divine
warning sent believers running, while from the skies fire and brim-
stone poured down on a wicked city.
Could such a judgment fall upon America? God is not a
respecter of persons and history has a way of repeating itself!
Young adults more accepting of pornography? Just one more
step down a stairway into theilark.
It's time for people who know better to "rise and shine" and
show our generation what a godly and disciplined life looks like!


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COURTESYPHOTO
Mary Kight Holland celebrated her 90th birthday with
family and friends on Jan. 5 at the Best Western Heritage
Inn & Suites north of Wauchula. With husband Earl
Holland at her side (above), she visited with nearly 75
friends and many family members from all over Central
Florida. Joining in celebrating the special occasion were
the honoree's daughter and son-in-law, stepchildren,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Attendees were
served various treats prepared by caterers Kay Crews
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Jaime Tish En a ed
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engagement of their daughter,
Jaime Nicole Tish of Rochester
Hills, Mich., to Scott Michael
Osborn of Rochester Hills, the
son of Larry and Lynne Osborn
of Muskegon, Mich.
The bride elect is a 2000
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. She earned a bachelor
of arts degree in 2004 and a
master's degree in communica-
tive sciences and disorders in
2006 at the University of
Central Florida. She is em-
ployed as a speech language


pathologist at HCR Manorcare.
The prospective groom is a
1998 graduate of Monai Shores
High School, and a 2003 gradu-
ate of Full Sail with a degree in
computer animation. He is em-
ployed by Volkswagen of
America as a communications
and graphics specialist for the
Market Delivery Options &
Dealer-Installed Accessories
division.
The couple are planning a
Saturday, March 29, wedding at
the Mission Inn Resort in
Howey-in-the-Hills.


TIMOTHY J. HART
Army Pvt. Timothy J. Hart
has graduated from basic com-
bat training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
The son of James Hart and
grandson of Loice Hart, both of
Golden Oaks Road, Zolfo
Springs, the private and his
company completed nine weeks
of basic training, which includ-
ed learning the Army mission,
history, tradition and core val-
ues-
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nis iand istruton tns Idsrac
itary weapons, chemical war-
fare and bayonet use, drill and
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map reading, field tactics, mili-
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grades who are not members of
Girl Scouts are invited to have
fun with their moms' while
learning basic cake-decorating
techniques.
The two-part workshop is
Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It will be held at the Hardee


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Another fine evening of beautiful music and dancing was
enjoyedd at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula on
ast Thursday.
Someone said, "Just think, two days before Groundhog Day
mnd the first thing you know it will be spring here in Florida!" In
act, it was such a pleasant evening weatherwise that we left the
foors dpen and enjoyed that cool "Southern breeze" the entire
evening .
Our hostess, Darlene Henry, was absent from this evening's
:vents; she had other activities to attend to. However, she should be
,resent to greet us again at this week's program. Emma Walton
illed in and, along with other friends, set up the hall and snack bar.
Also absent again was Jack Bowman from the 3-Note + 1
3and. We hope to see him and his lovely wife, Nora, at our next
gathering We understand that this month the Bowmans will cele-
>rat te3-5No e Beandn as d- ot agi nowomthde oeing number
o the final number, with a mixed variety of swing and country-
.vestern music that gave for some fine dancing.
Several couples were present again from Pioneer Park and the
Oasis RV Park. They are excellent dancers. Art and Emma gave us
all a treat as they danced "The Pennsylvania Polka." Also, Art and
Fran, at audience request, danced the line number "White
Sportcoat."
Again Bill and Tina were called on stage, with the 3-Note
Band accompanying with the numbers "September Song" and
"'Misty." After breaktime and snack bar, we had the door prize
drawing, won this time by Mitch Vermeersch from Pioneer Park.
The 3-Note Band stumped us again on an oldie of the 1920s
entitled "Mean to Me." However, they then gave us a second
chance, on a mystery number. It was the country-western number
"'Riding Down the Canyon," guessed correctly by Bill Rego.
It was nice to see Bill Hartigain and his wife, Dolly, along with
their son, Bob, and his charming wife, Joyce, who are visiting here
from New Hampshire.
Beautiful music, wholesome chitchats and association with
the best of friends, you can't beat that! Come, join in with us. Meet
new friends.
By the way, I don't believe Mr. Groundhog will pop his head
up in the norther states~ for some time to come. They (Northern
states) are really getting whopped with a winter blast. Hope to see
you soon.
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4 de Febrero del 2008

AGENDA POR EL DIA DE SAN VALENTIN

La Escuela de Hardee Junior High School aceptara repartos por el
dia de San Valentin el dia mi~rcoles 13 de febrero del 2008.
.Usted podra entregar sus articulos en el auditorio de la escuela
HJH/HILLTOP de 3:30pm a 6:00pm. Ninquna entreqa sera acepta-
da el jueves 14 de febrero del 2008.
Por razones de seguridad no se aceptaran globes, articulos de
vidrio o animals de peluche rellenos grandes. Los estudiantes no
estarin autorizados de traer ninguin articulo de san Valentin el
jueves 14 de febrero del 2008. Si alg'irn estudiante quisiera traer
alg~ln articulo de San Valentin para otro estudiante 10 deberA ha~cer
el mi~rcoles 13 de febrero de 3:30pm a 6:00pm. Apreciamos su
cooperacion y ayuda.

Sinceramente,





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February 4, 2008

VALENTINE'S DAY AGENDA

Hardee Junior High School will be accepting Valentines deliveries
Wednesday, February 13, 20018. You will be able to deliver your items to
the HJH/Hilltop Auditorium from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. No deliveries will
be accepted on Thursday, February 14, 2008.

Due to safety reasons, we will not be accepting any balloons, glass items,
or any large stuffed animals. Students will not be allowed to bring any
Valentine's items with them Thursday, February 14th. If a student would
like to have a delivery made to another student they will have to bring the
item Wednesday, February 13th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. We appreciate
your cooperation and support.

Sincerely,





Principal


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COunty Fair Seeks

FIne Arts Exhibsts:


Edineron Blake

Celebra tes

1st Birthday
Cameron Allen Blake, the
son of Ashly Neal and Andre
Blake, had his very first birth-
day on Jan. 4.
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Saturday, Jan. 5, at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
Theme for the occasion was
Winnie the Pooh.
Joining in the celebration
were grandparents Helen and
Rocky Neal, aunts Amber Neal,
Tammy Granados and Sue Ann


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cosn an rd.


The Fine Arts Exhibit at the Hardee County Fair allows both
young and old to display their works of art for the public to admire
and for judges to score and award.
The Hardee County Fair Association has issued its policies and
procedures for this year's entries.
(Vlany of the categories are the same, and include the addition
of computer manipulated imagery.
The categories include:
Winter Residents Mixed media.
Adults Charcoals, pen/ink/pastels, oils and
acrylics, watercolor, photography of people, land-
scape, animal, abstract, floral.
Juniors (3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Drawing, painting, pho-
tography and 3-D sculpture.
Intermediate (Grade 1-2) Drawing, painting,
photography.
Beginners (Pre-K-K) Mixed media, painting and
The guidelines for each category have changed slightly in
order to save space in the exhibit hall.
All photography must be matted on heavy black material,
preferably a thick corrugated board as found beside the posterboard
in most stores.
There should be at least a one-inch border around each photo-
graph to allow for stapling of photograph. Please do not use stick
glue to adhere photos to boards. With the variance of temperatures
in the building, these do not last through the week.
Entries are open to any non-professional artist residing in
Hardee County.
Exhibitors' names and phone numbers must be written legibly
on the back to identify winners.
Exhibitors may only enter three objects of work in any combi-
nation of categories.
All paintings are to be unframed but mounted on stretcher
frames or on black as well. This will allow for more works to be
displayed.
Any exhibitor who resides in the county for less than six
months of the year must enter his work under the "Winter
Resident" category. These entries are showcased for exhibit only
and will abstain from competition.
.First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in each
judged category. Honorable mention awards are given according to
the judges' discretion.
Six "Best of Show" ribbons will be awarded: one beginner,
one intermediate, three juniors and one adult.
All Winter Residents and Adult entries will be accepted at the
Expo Hall at the fairgrounds Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. until
noon. No entries will be taken after noon. No exceptions. Time
mustb given for volunteers to hang all works and allow time for
All Junior, Intermediate and Beginner entries will be selected
by their art teachers at their school sites and must be delivered by
teachers on Saturday, Feb. 16, also.
For more information, contact Keith M. Weems of KMW
Photography at 735-0897 or Debbie Gulliver, fair booth coordina-
tor, at 773-3147.


Cameron


The Wednesday Musicale
board members met Jan. 22 at
the home of their president,
Dr. Sylvia Collins, to make
plans for the next month's
activities.
The club will meet at the
Woman's Club building, 131 N.
Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, next
Wednesday for a 4 p.m. valen-
tine's program and the annual
Past Presidents' Tea, which will
begin at 3:30.
The program will feature love
songs. Some of those participat-
ing will be Peter Preston,
Brenda Knight, Helen Potter,
Jill Southwell, Bess Stallings,
Roxie Bentley, Jan Brutus and
Ruth Fisher-


The Past Presidents' Tea is
chaired by Second Vice
President Brutus. Assisting her
will be Jeraldine Crews, Gloria
Davis, Stallings, Carol Myer,
Virginia Metheny, Southwell,
Neva Howard, Sylvia Parker
and Dot Bell, all former presi-
dents. Helping serve~ will be
several Lionettes from Hardee
Senior High School.
At the Feb. 13 meeting, mem-
bers and guests will be invited
to a musical outing: lunch and a
concert in Highlands County.
The group will travel to South
Florida Community College to
hear the 1:30 p.m. matinee per-
formance of Bobby Horton,
"Songs & Stories of the Civil
War." Horton is a nationally-
known storyteller, singer and
musician. SFCC Cultural
Affairs Dean Doug Andrews
recommended this performance
and describes it as "fabulous."
Plans have been made for a
pe-c neert buffet dinnerdaa t e
downtown Avon Park. Tickets
for both the dinner (which in-
cludes soup, salad, entree,
dessert, coffee and tea) and con-
cert will be $23/person.Those
planning to attend should bring
their money to Wednesday's
meeting. Transportation will be
provided.
Programs for the rest of the
club year include March, "Men
in Music," with Bell as program
director; April, "Play Me a
Piano IV," with Crews as pro-
gram director; and May, "Our
Young Musicians," Brutus, pro-
gram director.
For more~information on the
meetings, concert or luncheon,
call Collins at 773-6251 or
Stallmngs at 773-3594.


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Menedith D.Durastanti


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O.n The Agenda
HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday), beginning at 8:30 a~m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Proclamation of Step Up (to health) Month, 8:35 a.m.
Citation fees for animal control, 8:45 a.mn.
Resolution requesting public workshop on Hardee
Highway, 8:55 a.m.
Accept $100,000 DCA grant, 9:10 a.m.
Executive Session, 9:30 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


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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
South Florida Fair Under
Way At Tampa: The 17th annu-
al South Florida Fair opened at
Tampa Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock with a large crowd on
hand to view the exhibits and
witness the automobile races on
opening day. Hundreds of inter-
esting exhibits from Florida and
several from Holland, Belgium,
Spain and other nations will be
at the fair.

Periman's Store Opens In
Wauchula Tomorrow: Wau-
chula's newest store opens
tomorrow, Feb. 6, in Garrett's
old stand next to the Ford Sales
at 720 W. Main St. It will spe-
cialize in ladies', men's, and
children's ready-to-wear, piece
ooods, shoes and novelties.

Bradenton Will Play Locals
Here Tonight: The Wauchula
Wildcats will seek to avenge
their defeat at the hands of
Bradenton two weeks ago when
they clash with the West Coast
quintet on the local court
tonight.

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ures, and Coach Judy Terrell
was happy with the well-bal-
anced attack.

10 YEARS AGO
Drug Task Force Turns Up
The Heat, 3 Strikes: A county-
wide Drug Task Force averag-
ing one house raid a week
turned up the heat this past
week with three such searches.
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Capt. Farrell Hen-
drix said search warrants were
executed at suspected drug
houses last Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday nights. Seven sus-
pects were arrested. One re-
mains on an active warrant.

New Tobacco Law Targets
Kids, Not Just Sellers: Kids
caught with cigarettes could
lose their license. Recent laws
which prohibit youth under 18
smoking or possessing tobacco
products have penalties ranging
from fines to driver's license
suspensions.
Firemen Host Valentine
Dance: A sweetheart dance may
be just the thing to caP
Valentine's Day events for cou-
ples young and old. The Hardee
County volunteer firefighters
are combining forces to sponsor
the dance from 7 p.m. until
midnight on Saturday, Feb. 14,
at the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center off Altman Road


west of Wauchul~a.

Main Street Wauchula Inc.
Welcomes Downtown Busi-
ness: Main Street -Wauchula
Inc., formerly known as Crack-
er Main Street, presented a
"good luck" gift basket cour-
tesy of its promotions commit-
tee to A-Z Antiques as its
December grand opening. The
business, owned and operated
by Arlene Summers and Fayree
Grimes, brings new life to a
once-vacant storefront at the
corner of U.S. 17 and Main
Street in downtown Wauchula.

SCV Installs Camp Officers:
The home of Tommy and
Elizabeth Underwood was the
setting for the installation of
officers for the Gen. David E.:
Twiggs Camp of the Sons Of
Confederate Veterans. Tommy
served not only as a host, but
installed the many officers.

Lady 'Cats Battle At Dis-
tricts: The Hardee Lady Wild-
cats basketball squad gave its
all in district tournament play
last week. The girls forged a 29-
25 victory over DeSoto Wed-
nesday to stay alive in the
District 13 playoff race. On
Friday, they held state-ranked
Sarasota Booker to just three
points in the opening quarter
before giving way for a~ 41-15
loss.


at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa this year. Altogether, 50
of the 67 counties in the state
participated. Hardee has en-
tered a booth every year. The
theme of this year's winning
booth is Pioneer Living in
Hardee County.

Pioneer Days Rodeo Feb. 26-
27: The first annual Pioneer
Days Rodeo, billed as the
largest ever held in Hardee
County, is set for Feb. 26 and 27
at the new rodeo arena at the
fairgrounds on Altman Road.
Unlike other rodeos in the past,
this one is sanctioned by the
Professional Rodeo Cowboy's
Association and will feature
world champion cowboys on
some of the country's finest
rodeo stock.

Robert Ray Smith Re-
Elected: Robert Ray Smith,
part-owner of the Hardee
Livestock Market, was re-elect-
ed president of the Florida
Livestock Market Association
at its annual meeting in Plant
City last Friday. On that same
day, Doyle Carlton Jr. and
Wilson Sparks, general manag-
er of the Florida State Fair,
hosted a luncheon for the
Florida Livestock Market
Association at the state fair.

Church Of Christ Has New
Minister: The Church of Christ
is pleased to announce that Jim
Whidden of Davenport is the
preacher. He comes to
Wauchula from Merritt Island.
He is 41 years old and is the
husband of Maxine Whidden.
Jim has worked in many states,
Texas, Florida, Illinois, Ala-
bama; and many countries,
West Germany, Vietnitm, South
Korea, Italy and Spain-

Strawberry Is Almost 4
Inches: C.W..Brush, who lives
at 602 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula, grew this extra-large
strawberry in a garden beside
his house. The berry looks like
a melding of three berries and
measures 3-3/4 inches across.

Girls Basketball Teams Wins
43-32: The Hardee girls posted
win number nine on the road
last Friday at Okeechobee as
they stopped the Lady Brah-
mans by a 43 to 32 score. Four
Hardee girls hit for double fig-


other damage was found by the
Rev. W.S. Por-ter, who reported
the vandalism.

Red Cross Worker Talks To
Kiwanis: Turner Compton, Red
Cross field representative, cited
the many different activities of
the American Red Cross in allle-
viating human suffering and
saving life in a talk Tuesday
before the Wauchula Kiwanis
Club.

Third Freeze Hits Hardee
County: The third freeze of the
winter hit Hardee County this
week causing undetermined
damage to citrus trees and fruit,
and additional damage to pas-
tures and crops. Temperatures
hovered in the upper 30s
Sunday and Monday before,
dropping to a low of 26 degrees
Tuesday.

Lions Hear High School
Singers: Seven musicians from
Hardee County High School
presented the program for the
Lions Club meeting Jan. 30 at
the Woman's Club. Soloist
Edythe McDavid sang two
numbers, "It Had To Be You"
.and "Ain't We Got Fun,"
accompanied by Dorothy
Metheny.

New Star In Sunday Movie:
Tommy Sands, the great new
singing sensation, appearing in
his first starring role opposite
lovely Lill Gentle in "Sing,
Boy, Sing," which co-stars the
ever popular Edmond O'Brien,
will play at the Starlite Drive-in
Theatre on Sunday and
Monday, Feb. 9 &10.
Valentine Dance Set For Feb.
13: The Wauchula Junior
Woman's Club will get together
for a valentine dance Thursday,
Feb. 13, at the youth center,
instead of their usual meeting.
The dance is open to the public
for the first time. The
Stardusters will play for "the
dance, which is to be semi-for-
mal.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee County's Booth Wins
First Place At Fair: Hardee
County's booth won first place


enthusiastic audience greeted
the Royal Russian Chorus of
singers, dancers and orchestra,
which appeared in the City Hall
auditorium Wednesday night
under auspices of the Wauchula
Lions Club.

Gasoline Prices: Wlhile Hard-
ee County has no water rate
like Tampa enjoys, we see no
reason why our gasoline prices
should be higher than those of
adjoining counties. For the last
several months gasoline has
retailed here for 22 cents a gal-
lon. In adjoining counties it was
20 and 21, and at company-
owned stations, too. Why, we
ask you, must we pay higher
prices for this commodity than
any other county in this sec-
tion?

Special Feature At Royal
Theatre Sunday, Mlonday: Joan
Crawford with the screen's
most popular leading man,
Clark Gable, will be seen
Sunday and Monday at the
Royal Theatre in "Possessed," a
highly dramatic film.
50 YEARS AGO
Piano Damaged By Vandals
At Local Church: Vandals
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Hardee opened with a trio of
tallies. Chelsey Steedley began
with a hard shot to center field,
which was muffed. She stole
second, ready to score when

fIl.iaR er sn afol wteod wi
a double up the middle.
Amber Steedley was out on
the sacrifice grounder which
sent Robertson to third. A
Marshall hit down the first-base
line scored Robertson. Sierra
Gee also singled, but she and
Marshall were stranded when
the third out occurred.
After a strikeout started the
second fraine, Chelsejr Steedley
singled to left, and Gnarcia and
Amber Steedley both walked.
Marshall singled to right center
to score her teammates before
the third out occurred. Hardee
led 6-1.
Hardee plated'another trio of
runs in the third inning. Gee
was sate om an ers rd Withw on

two down, Garcia doubled to
the center field wall, scoring
both teanmaaesd Robertson I l

Garcia home. Harder now led
9-2.
Momentum b gan to swln in
the fourth inning, when Hardee
was held scoreless, leaving two
aboard. Marshall was awarded a
base as a bit batsman, but was
erledeed's on an Selina Avila
a pitch, but back-to-back outs
left Avila and Gee on base.
As Marshall tired a bit
DeSoto picked up the tempt
and batted around for seven
runs in the home half of the
fourth, making it a 10-9 game.
Not to quit, Hardee went
back to work in the top of the
fifth. Chelsey Steedley drew
a walk and moved around the
base paths on a Garcia single,
and another by older sister,
Amber Steedley, scoring be-
fore a pair of outs ended the

ntremamned a 10-10ati etmtil

only a Garcia double with a
pop-up, liner and another pop
up keeping Hardee at bay.
DeSoto managed a solo tally in
the bottom of the seventh to -win
the. game.


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For over a year Sato had traveled the world seeking God. He
Traveled to India, spending a month there seeking God. He traveled
to the United States and sought God. He repeated this pattern as he
traveled the globe. Sato concluded, "Each time I returned to Japan,
I felt empty."
He had encountered the spectrum of religion during his tray-
els, yet still he hadn't found what he was looking for.
SIs it true if we seek for God, the true God, we will find Him?
God promises we will.
Confused, disillusioned, tired but still desperately seeking God
la1te one night, Sato was searching on the Internet. He found Heidi
dake~r preaching a simple message about Jesus Christ, repentance
of sin, the good news of forgiveness and eternal life.
Sato had traveled the world looking for God; looking for his
prsonall Me siah.eThat night the uonodd-news hmessase o Ig frd

Jesus.
SAnd your testimony? You don't have one? It can start today,
"When you seek God with all your heart."
Rick Lelandl, pastor of The Free Churrch, is a r-esident ofMichiganl
whzo holdls a degree in Christiailn ministry and has served a two-
year apprentriceship with thle Jerry Jenlkinls Ch2ristian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible versr comes from~ 1 John2 1:4, "Thlese things we
write that ourr joy mayv be complete. His column2 is pulblished inl
nearly 150 nlewsparpers nationwide.






HOOp Girls Bo w Out


yY UVI(~rlI
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was just what the pre-sea-
son games were made for.
Head coach Liz Lenhart and
her assistants, Linda Arredon-

Shneader rah et best poss bjh
outcome of the two-game pre-
season girls softball experience
last week
"Both games this week pro-
vided a chance for us to look at
the participants and were
invaluable to the coaching staff
when they made decisions on
splitting into the two teams,"
said Lenhart, on Friday, empha-
sizing there could be changes
during the season, depending
on each girl's performance in
practice and games. "We are
going to be doing a lot of mov-
ing around this year between
varsity and JV," she added.
They added a 100-inning
fund-raiser on Saturday, bring-

p acttc rand gym seime toprof
pare for the regular season
which began on Tuesday at

(hmesda ), the gils travoday
Palmetto for another district
encounter. JV games are at 5:30
and varsity about 7:30.
Selected for the starting var-
sity are senior Amber Steedley,
in her fourth year and classmate
Paige Avery in her third season.
Juniors Chelsea Ow ns, Miraa

Krystin Robertson are also in
their third year. Sophomores
Paige Clark, Kristina Garcia,
Heather St. John and Chelsey
Steedley are each in their sec-
ond season.
Playing on the JV squad are
Selina Avila, Alivia Daniels
Sierra Gee, Halley Marshall,
Kerry Mushrush, L~indy Ross-
man, Elvira Servin, Marisa
Shiver-s and Emily Starratt
Hardee's opening pre-season
game last Tuesday was against
Avon Park and was a first
opporto tity os gt9 i i on~

wasn't disappointed at the 17-0
shutout because she had evalua-
tion on her mind.
Last Thursday's late, game
against~: the host DeSoto Bull-
dogs ihras a different story.*\V~e
started off very strong, but we
only had one of our pitchers.
Halley plarshall did a wonder-
ful job despite being exhausted
near the end of the game.
Miranda Powell was out due a
death in the family.
"Offensively, we had a lot of
nice hits; several of them
almost went over the fence.
Kristinti Garcia had an excellent
night at the plate," said Lenhart


YOUR TESTIMONY
"I don't have a good testimony," Sato said. We had just met,
and I had asked him to tell me his testimony as a way of getting
acuitd
acuantshort silence and question-marked facial expression
causedSat har iask that is a testimony?" I ins anl runded to
o ae barriers of "Christianese" and English.
uaI told him it is the story of how he became a Christian. Sato
smlG d aysq' eYu wil sekm .nd find Me, when you seek Me
with all your heart.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007-08 Hardee girls

bae betgirs travee 1o erasota
last week to take on the Booker
Lady Tornadoes in district play-
offs and did well for three quar-
ters. They were down 11-8 at
the end of the first period, but
went stone cold.
Booker gained 16 consecu-
tive points in the second frame
to take a 31-13 halftime advan-
tage. Although Hardee played
pretty evenly the rest of the
game, the Lady Wildcats could
not overcome the hole they had
dug and lost 46-21.
Asked about the game, coach
Don Gray said, "The highlight
of the game was the work of
Amanda Bissette. A sophomore,
she moved up to the varsity
when the JV season was over.
She works hard and plays good
defense. She scored her first-

Leav re the varsity fold are
seniors aPaigeA Avery, GDoroe


Parkinson. Expected back are
juniors Sabrina "Noonie"
Holmes, Erica Ureste, Naomi
BAlva ado,H Brndy Croke ta,
Mosely and Katie Jernigan,
sophs Lindy Rossman and
Bissette, and freshman Ivette
Cisneros.
Coach Ken Leupold was
enthusiastic about his JV squad.
"I saw a lot of improvement
during the season. They played
really well in the last game,
against a 5A school (Charlotte).
"They are the future of
Hardee basketball. It rests with
them if they'll get after it. They
got to play together a lot this
year. These two classes can
continue this later on and be
successful," Leupold said.
Sophs on the team were
Bissette, Carleen Brown,
Ashley Smith and Maria Ruiz,
joined by freshmen Lacey
Garza, Yesenia Vargas, Ashley

ualtsdEl Mria r alos Cag
T asneyr s irdene Moore and


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This coming Valentine's Day, show your heart that you care.
Give it a few simple gifts, the most important of which is to com-
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eaeIt is clear that 90 percent of heart attacks can be traced back to
one of four major risk factors for heart disease, and these are two.
The other two are smoking and having diabetes. There are other
risk factors, but these four make up a basic blueprint for heart dis-
ease.
Prevention of these risks should be given a high priority for the
health of your heart. Your heart will, also thank you for watching
your weight. Losing even a few pounds can improve your blood
press yone knows that chest pain is one of the main symptoms
for a heart attack. But one third of all heart attacks are not accom-
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people are slower to seek hospital care when a heart attack strikes,
because they just don't realize what is happening.
Other major warning signs include shortness of breath, sweat-
ing, abnormal heart rhythms and overall weakness.
Experiencing a heart attack is one of the biggest wake-up calls
of all. Survivors realize they have a second chance, and usually
mak ete most of t.
But it is not easy.
The heart begins to heal within days of the attack, but it takes
longer to rebuild strength' and resume normal activities. Then
health concerns become very urgent, like quitting smoking, losing
weight, exercising, lowering high blood pressure, eating less salt
and sugar, eating more vegetables and fruit, and taking medication

enxoac tasst peed ior setoiouslh and mak kit an urgent matter
Visit your physician, go over your personal risk factors and
then set goals to bring them under control. We are never too old or
too young to improve our heart health.
Have a happy Valentine's Day!


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WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Rooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc

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14x8 BOAT w/motor and trailer,
$800 OBO. 781-7370 between 2
p.m. -7 p.m. 1:31-2:7p
BOAT TRAILER tilt bed, 14 ft, gal-
vanized, $!50. 863-375-3294 Real
Bargain! 1:31-2:7p


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HARDEE COUNMTYENHTEALTH DEPART-


CAREER SERVICE POSITION
EM PLOY ME NT WITH BE IE FITS
Diabetes Prevention and Education
PrOgram Assistant
Hardee County Health Department is seeking a Program
Assistant for its Diabetes Prevention and Control
Program. This is a grant funded Career Service Position.
This is a highly responsible position providing adminis-
trative and programmatic support. Candidate must be
bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and should have strong
organizational and communication skills.

If you meet these requirements and are interested, apply
online at the People First Website @ www. myflorida.com
or call 1-877-562-7287.

Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

For additional information call:
(863) 773-4161 x176
Erin Hess


*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.Iaborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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THE AMERICAN DREAM
If YOur Looking For An Affordarble Horne ~
Calll To See If You Qualify For These
A~ffordarble Hon8S

a 1 3 Bdrm
S2 Bath
SH/AC Central
., .And M~ore
FeaturtS


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Call and ask for: Tito Garay

Office: 863-453-45 50

Cell: 863-399-33333c27


O Florida Institute For
ONeurologic Rehabilitation,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OuIR NEw STARTING PAY FoR ENTRY LEVEL, PosmnoNs
is $10.00 PER HouIR!
Miznimum Requiremlents are H.S. Diploman or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older anzd nzo
disq-ualifyinzg criminal offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s--Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Cook--Food Hanldler-s Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers-- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician--Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
Assistant Director of Nursing-- Skilled Nursing
Unit. Must be familiar with scheduling, training and
MDS as well as AHCA and JACHO standards.
Candidate must have valid Florida RN license and a min-
imum of 3 years supervisory nursing experience.
RN-NNight shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF--Fvening. night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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3BR, 2.5B, 5.7 ac. $449,000


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 c12:7c


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2 BR, 2B, Pool, 5 ac. $199,900


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Turning over a new leaf with &
new look for a new year.

Fresh Inventory

$$$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $$$


per ac. Call


10 ac. Valencia grove, in~igated &c drain lile, $18.000
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WANTED 3BR/2B1A pre-ownis?
mobile home in MH Park, or
owned land. WiII also consider a
2BR/2BA MH as well. Must be in
decent condition. Call 941-356-
8947. 2:7-14c
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.
1:31-2:14c
I BUY, SELL and financeusd
mobile homes andi MH Iots. Call
941-927-8108 or send email to:
AcquiringHomes@yahoo.com.
1:17-2:7c


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

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(2) MIXED CHIHUAHUAS with
shots, $100 each. 773-0849. 2:7p
BLACK/TAN AKC Bloodhounds-
$700 each. All Parvo. 767-1506,
735-2803. Shots. 1:31 :p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new ones
the ci of Wachulaoinvites yu
the pet your loing for. Te
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfe-dh


MALTESE, ver~ny tiny f~oemloe
year old with papers. 735-2626.
2:7c



LAND FOR LEASE Many possi-
tbili ies5 great Io 6 io, p re tn f
8 3-442-7292. 1:17-2:7c



24 FT. FLEETWOOD MALLARD
camper, excellent condition, like
new interior, no mildew, new tires,
$5,500. E1-0670 IMMRO-15
wheel, $5,000 OBO. 375-2960
after 6 p.m. 1:10-2:7p



4/2 GOLFVIEW, 3,500 SOF, excel-
lent neighborhood, circle drive,
dead end, $1,000 month +
deposit. 863-458-0551. 2:7-14p


W ;AREOUE PCE- 0
10x10 rollup door at 64"&17 In
Zolfo Springs. 863-781-4144*
2:7-14P
RENT OR RENT TO OWN, fur-
nished 2BR/2BA MH in Crystal
Lake Village. 1st and last mo. rent
and security deposit to move in.
$700 mo. 773-9571. 2:7-3:6P
2BR/1.5 BA trailer, $475/month,
1st, last + $300 deposit. 863-445-
0334. 2:7P
3BR/1BA MOBILE HOME in the
country, furnished, $750/month,
1st, last, security to move in.
Available now! 941-286-0664.

RENA LSkPeE ALI 37ava lbl in
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15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS-
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 1:31-2:28p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurantsoae
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-4567. 1:31-2:28p
NICE RENTAL CRYSTAL LAKE.
767-8822. 1:31tfc
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
GOLFVIEW 4BR/2BTH, end
road, safe area, new carpet, big
45rd $10 .month +11e0 :it


FOR SALE Electric pole with
new electric box, $350. Concrete
blocks, make offer. 863-781-4903.
2:7p
FOR SALE 8 attached restaurant
booths and other items, call 781-
1296. 1:31-2:28p


PARK MODEL, BG, Avion Palms,
2004 Chariot Eagle on deeded
lot., 55+ park, 36'xil' insulated
awning, large concrete pad, 6'x8'
shed, many extras, $69,500. Call
863-375-3475. 2:7p


Just oet or esy equi mens and y are: cdit onally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Lowv monthly payments Competitive Rates *Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Lure Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credlit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.




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JIM EE RALTY INC


206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.|imseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker

SE ~IIABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured

*Experienced Tree Surrgeiy .
Aerial Bucker Trurcks W~ood Chipp~e: L
Snrnl Gnrinder Fronr, End Loader I
*Dtmp Tnrck Land Clearn!g
*Pond Digging Excavation .

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garl 1d:2tc











Main building 3200 sq. ft, storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bils Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready-
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfyiew Drive. $80,000.






KELLER WILLIAMS




Mike Coldin f Dane Hend y
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Boe
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REDUCED! Great income
potential! Duplex in Zolfo
Springs! Only $69,900!
PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2 BR/2 BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into C arlottpoHs bor. Byr

right at $165,000!
3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
eled home located on a 1ace
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
3Tus ree t of Iof a ring .
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.Soe
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $265,000!
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95& acres, the other is 662
acres. $99,500 each
5.02& acres in the country!
$115,000
20s acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8rt Acre deed
restricted homesites. Starting
at $99,000.

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

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

38.62 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake L~izzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hen-
dry-L~ake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.


S10& beautiful acres ready to
bldon. Plenty of shade trees
ina great country setting.
$150,000.
3.192acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
ofroom for several businesses.
Ptnilincome already in
aHwy 1, 0,0 ss from

GofCourse/Development Pro-
pet! Water & sewer avail-
al.127& acres! Call for price
addetails!

3BR, 2 BA immaculate home

hm y00en .11 apiean es
included. Landscaped yard
wihseveral fruit trees and
evna pecan tree. $148,900.
Tre5 ac tracts located on
ohsRd. Well located on one
ofthe tracts. Price Reduced!
9,900 each.
Treadjacent 5 ac tracts
lctdon East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$4,900 each.
2.2ac Commercial property
onHwy 17 Southbound, near
Hltpschool. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cokRd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000
71/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home. Large
poebarn. $225,000
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIILIT? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
Suhbound Hwy 17. North
edof Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.282
ace.Frontage on Main Street
and wy 64. $120,000.
10 acre citrus grove in Pl
County F uit currently inclu
eak fon age. e
for 2007-08 approximat y
390boxes. Only $225,000!
Commercial Property. 18.0
aesin Ft Green area.3
B d~room/2 Bath hue
$ ,0 0.
One of a kind development
property. 3002 acres i
Srasota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Srst
County. H-igh & Dry. Hamlet
desgntin.Plenty of pave
Road frontage.


IN C, R E A LT OR a
(863) 773-2128
II~I IBREALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTORJOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL



See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMETS
NWLISTING! 2.842t acs inl 'llrn-key car wash oeain
tecity of Wauchula zoned R-l lw6 open bays, 1 atmtc
e'multit-family avaes d ntiral.l was bay, v~acuumneupmn,
prythas 386&t ft of road
frnaeand is 345&t ft de.PIEREDU.CED! OWNR
$150,000! WILDIVIDE! Beauil,
CB3BR/1BA, 1267~tSFhoe ig & dry 100& ac psue
in k- with frontage on OldTon
s4 O lo g ICreek Rd. $9,000/ac'
ken ew ~'l~ en ~ca~l &
contrtps$93,000! INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24& acs w/frontageon
2 ac grove in Villa CirsSR 64, W of ZolfoSpis.


Teethree 52t ac tracts in Come relax on this batfl
wtenHardee Co are ready wooded 52& acs Easyaces
for your new home! All trew/dble rd frontage. SWHrde
haepaved rd frontage. LitdCo. $780,000!
for $100,000 each!Owes
motivated!PRICE REDUCED! Great
weedgetaway! Small cbn
Selrlocation! 10 ac Val on22.8rt acs ofpatrln,
roeon SR 62 has 6" wlfenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
dislpower unit, drain tile & diameter well. NOW $220,000!

Moye~ ~ Rd 1000 POSSIBLE OWNERFIA-
6 ac E&M-40s acs & Val- CING! Ten 5-6rt ac Hoete
2+acs grove in SW Hardeel available w/some deed restric-
Cohas 12" well and new barn. tions. Friendship area,Hade
Exesve reset program. Co. $125,000 each!
Plnyof wildlife. $900,000!
972t ac ranch in the heartof
D 10 Ea C Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
pns& pastureland, w/ove barns, cattlepens, fencing &
1/2 mile paved rd frontage o od.Etrani h nqe
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR5BR/5BA, 9000tSF CB home.
64in Manatee Co. $2,325,000! Marble foyer, stonefielc,
pine paneling & beams,grdn
PRICE REDUCED! Privately tubs, in-ground pool.
10Tt ac cleared pasture w/agl $1,900,000!
exmtopond, somewod,
well. Accessed by ease~mentl IINVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.762
$160000 cont NW acs north of Arcadia,'
*6,00 (3BR/1BA, CB home. $150,000.
6 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove in western Hardee Co COETO LAKE OLIVIA!
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" wll 2R/1BA/1CG CB home
mcojet irrigation, & John w/privacy fence, central A/II'
Deepower unit. $625,000! scendporch. $90,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRI[SON......,..832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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* 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, 52 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.
('all 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.
1 Commercial Zonin 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 DAINE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS. c12 7c


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-14231
Jerry Conerly (86.3)445-0662 John H. Gross (8637)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knlight (863)781-1396
Md aly maltana (6367 4959 Cln Intlsntn (83) 312 1
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FREE ESTI MATES ~ REFERENCES
AVAILABLE
Seru ng Hardee Counnrr fo:r oter 20 \ear
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465


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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 snighthsu7:00 p.m.ratrFirs
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING -
Mattresses, pressure cleaning,
tile, upholstery. 863-773-6603.
2:7-3:6P


OUT IN THE COUNTRY,3SBR/1BA
C/HA, very nice. 735-2626. 2:7c
WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplexc, large kitchen, u ilty room'
smoking, no pets $60 month-
11:22tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD'
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc


PAINTING INSIDE AND OUT-
SIDE. Knock-down etc. Don
Johnson. 773-3168. 2:7p
CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
outhomeor office! $10/hr. Call
C roln me3 1579. 2:7-3:6p
FAL 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


ALIANON 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
ine Hardee Cou ty at 73-51
dh
***
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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1992 Toyota
VIN# JT4RN93P9N5066661
10 a.m1. Feb. 21, 2008 -
Mr. E Pre-Owned Auto
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE-
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimmmng hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfo/nc
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ie~ostosm supplies now in stock


POST

OFCNOWV to~
HIRING


*MOVE-rrlfXPET'ILA *
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
H TENTI N!Prh bit ra Fis
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


PRESSURE WASHING,
tree trimming, brush
light bush hogging, loa
ple & box blade wo
Estimates. 863-781-2345


Hardee County's #1 Skilled Nursing Facility
is looking for Fantastic, Friendly and Flexible R.N.'s,
L.P.N.'s and C.N.A.'s. We have 1 opening on all 3
shifts. If you are looking for a great
place to work come join our team.
Apply in person at:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
FAX: 863-773-0959 012:7e


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SOUND
773 63 5. w .b ee22d.om.
11:8-2:14p


Offered by Exam Services, not all willSPS who hires.
1 866 749-1415
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FO'RSALE
Superfast ZTR Mower/
Hustler Super MiniZ. 44",
23hp Kawasaki.
Only 325 hours.

$4,000 OBO


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Since 11980 Ray Davis
Owner/Preparer

All Tax RAY' INCOME

Preparation TAX SERVICE


- Notary IPhone (863)285-867~4 ht
Ft. Meade, FL 33841



D.c.Di. Drywall LLC
"For All Your Drywall Needs"

David Cole, Owner

863-2 14- 1 471

LICENSED INSURED





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FILL DIRTF INC.

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P.O. Boxl1310*WClauchula. Fl. 33873*(863) 773-4116*fax (863) 773-3737* www.preco.org

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Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking an
Cable Locater

We are looking for someone special because not ji~ist anyone can do this work. Our team-
oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. But we aren't willing to settle for
second best. This work isn't easy and requires a willingness to work outside in all types of
weather. You may be subject to call out, and we expect you to respond. If you are the selected
candidate we require that you live within 30 minutes of the District Office to which you will be
assigned, this position is based out of Wauchula. We are looking for someone with both primary
and secondary cable locating experience. You must be 18 years of age, have a high school
diploma or GED and possess a Commercial Driver's License.

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has so much to offer and we work hard to be your
employer of choice. Take a chance and see if you have the "right stuff." If you are interested in
one of the positions listed below, please pick up an application at any of our district offices, or
download an application from our website at www.preco.coop. We are looking to hire right away,
so don't hesitate to apply. If you have any questions regarding the positions, salary or benefits,
please contact Barry Terrell at 863 767-4691 or by email at barry.terrell~alpreco.coop.


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

"Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.

To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Director of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment. ,.veC


LsGr'S 3721 E. Main St.
(6 miles east of US 17)
Live Balt Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone # 863-773-9446
After Hrs. 863-781-3344

Cricets. Monday thru Saturday
7am to 7pm
Minnowus. Shiners,
& WormsCall for Sunday
Cil:17-2:7p


*


REAL ESTATE
20 Acre Hamlin Grove In Republic area. Price right for a
quick sale! $210,000.
Price Reduced!- 20 acre Valencia orange grove on paved road
close to town. $14,400/acre.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
sssons82.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. ss4o,o0.


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This business is FOR SALE
Ca/I 375-4440 for details.



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1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384
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Price Includes: Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia, 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Winidow, 2 Gable Vents, "Stamped" Engineered
Drawings, 4" Concrete Slab and Installation (done by others)


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


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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Teen Book Review

By Yesenia Ortiz
Sturdenlts at Hardee Junrior High Sch2ool have participated inl Teenl
Read Week, andl ar-e r-eadling mlore books "julst for the fium of it."
Whart follows is a r-eview o~fa book by one of the teens.

THE BULLY

Imagine moving to ne IchoL the middle of the year,
knowing no one and not fitting in. That's what happened to Darrell
Mercer.
Darrell and his mom move from Philadelphia to California.
As soon as Darrell arrives in California he encounters Tyrone, who
is a bully. Tyrone picks on Darrell because of his height.
Amberlyn, a girl from school, is the only one who is nice to him.
The next time he sees Tyrone, Tyrone threatens him with a knife
and blackmails him into paying him $10 a week in order to avoid
getting beaten up. He agrees to pay him.
Darrell reads the book Hatchet and relates to it. Even though
he is not in the woods alone, like the main character in Hatchet, he
is alone in the school without any friends. He knows he has to do
something about his situation, so he joins the wrestling team.
Will that make a difference in his life at school? Read this
thrilling book to find out if Darrell succeeds in overcoming his
pr blms..


If we do not make common cause to save the good old ship
of the Union on this voyage, nobody will have a chance to
pilot her on another voyage.
-Abraham Lincoln








~NWe. ome
(863) 224-2469
A4sk for Richard El.

3 Large Bedroom Home with 2 Full Baths
Large Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings,
Large Spacious Kitchen and Dining Room.


Location of Home
6 I9 W. County Line Rd. Bowcling Green, FL


* 3 BR/2B nice beautiful block home with large lawn, in
Wauchula. $199,0010.
4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfyiew. $350,000.
2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
$92,500
3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
4.86 acres, Ed Wells Rd., 3 wells, 2 drives, on paved road,
wooded & cleared. $87,900
274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
2 1/2 acres, beautiful bldg. site, with pond, paved road,
Terrell Rd., West Wauchula. Can be divided, $35,000 for
each 1-1/4 acre. UNDER CONTRACT.
3 Rental apts, Fort Meade, 1 blk. off Hlwy. 17, near Value
King. $115,000.
2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave. $57,500.
3 BR/2BA Mobile Home on 1 acre, Zolfo Springs. Across
from Golfyiew. $110,000.
*1 1/2 acres on Kazen Rd. -7 to choose from with owner
financing. $49,000 each.
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5 acres in the country
includes 2 MH

$85 000


2.5 acres has a water well, septic

tank, and power pole.
$45,000


SPRING CLEANING Yard sale,
Saturday, 8 to ?, 114 N. 2nd Ave.,
Wrauchula. 2:7p
SATURDAY, 8-?, Corner of Oak &
9th. Huge yard sale. 2:7p
THURS./FRI./SAT.- 7-7, 301
Georgia St., Wauchula. Big family
sale. Clothing, misc. 2:7p

R4 r u Fe L7. arti ip ns arb
welcome, plenty of free space.
Come join us and sell your own.
To be held at 96 Badger Loop,
Ona. Call Dave at 941-286-0664
for more details. 2:7p
THURS./b .StATadlt f4-r mimu

misc. 2927 Center Hilll Rd. 2:7p
SATURDAY, 8-1, Hwy. 64, Ona.
Excellent quality medium size
ladies clothes, baby items,
books, misc. Everything $2 or
less. 2:7p
INSIDE YARD SALE St. Michaels
P rishriHall 4908 H O Br 12e
Lar e variety of items. 2: p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY -Corner of
Hanchey and Lisa. Lots of stuff.
2:p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1852 Petteway
Ave., Wauchula. Babies, chil-
drens, adult clothes, toys, appli.
ances. 2:7p
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE at 316
Oerrel 8d., Wauchula, Saturday
Ony, 8 7p
HHS FACULTY YARD SALE -
Saturday, 8-2, north end near
recreation complex. Benefiting
Relay For Life. 2:7nc


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WANTED 3BR/2BA pre-owned
mobile home in MH park, or
owned land. Will also consider a
2BR/2BA MH as well. Must be in
de ent condition. Call 97-315 -




FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 702 Oak
Forest Dr. Lots of what-nots, milk
glass, children, plus size cloth-
ing. 2:7p
GARAGE SALE Cokers, 2594
Boyd Cowart Rd. Large variety of
items, 8 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturday.
2:7p
MANAGER'S SALE: Saturday, 8-3,
sofa, furniture. 210 N. 3rd, Wau-
c ahula 2:7nc
THURS./FRI./SAT,, 7-?, 2 trailer
lo~a~ds of misc. 772 Polk Rd. 7 7
FURNITUiRE, adult & children
clothes, books, dishes, knick-
knacks, linens, toys, child's
swing set, clocks, pictures, deco-
rations. 214 Short St., Wauchula,
Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8-5. 2:7p


WANTED
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY FOR PEDI-
ATRIC THERAPY PRACTICE TO START
IMMEDIATELY. WORD PROCESSING EXPE-
RIENCE A MUST. BILINGUAL AND QUICK-
BOOKS EXPERIENCE PREFERRED BUT NOT
NECESSARY. MUST BE TEACHABLE AD
ABLE TO WORK ALONE. CALL MS. JOYC
AT 375-9996 DURING BUSINESS HOURS 9- .








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Wau~chua,6 Foi an 3873 a


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all atis f or any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


DIO CREDV
BANKRUPTCY





863-31 4-0 846
(non-lawyer) ,:,



NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4a chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Lovesent sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets sasy up, a Pe aivingmoom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGH POINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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Sola 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
UrAe sa uatbooutM$49e53 Sta tng
sofas about $1,795. Sales..
diret.Sneo commisieorn dae pr

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 sof agal le ryf lo rida. com
1451 US 27 North (located
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5 Acres Ft. Green Section 3BR CB home with
computer room Large outbuilding Fenced -
Over 2,000 sq ft under roof Porches~
Country Living at it's best Premier Location.

3BR/1.5BA Fenced yard Well Kept Located close to shop.
ping, restaurants, and medical services. New Listing. $125,000.00
Come see this immaculate home in Georgetown Subdivision.
3BR/2BA CB home, central air/heat, 2 car garage, screened patio
and wood deck overlooking back yard. $249,000.00
2004 3BR/2BA MH in Downing Place Screen room Carport -
Outside Storage. $77,900.00
2 Story home on acreage Near a creek New appliances Well
maintained country living. $189,000.00
3BR/1BA CB Home built in 1999 located in Wauchula.
$125,000.00
Strong going business Excellent location one block west of
southbound 17 Corner location. Includes 2 buildings and open
shed chain link fence on boundary Sale includes business, land
and buildings Reduced to $119,000.00
ALWAYS WANTED A RANCH? This is your chance. Come see
this 20 acre parcel that is completely fenced, ready for cattle.
Build your dream home in the back of this property for lots of pri-
vacy. Property has access from Ed Wells Rd. and Rabbit Run.
Offered at $165,000.00
Close to schools, spacious 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, C/B home
located on Myrtle Street. New carpet, ceramic tile, new paint, fire-
place, and outdoor grill. All for $199,000.00
Residence with business 4BR/2.5BA CB H~ome with over 2,000
sql ft under roof. Includes going beauty salon with 2 stations. 1,000
sq ft of outside buildings 2 lots fenced. New Listing $179,900.00
Location! Location! Location! Set up an appointment to see this
3BR/2BA home with over 3,000 SF under roof and central air &
heating on a large corner lot. Enjoy the large screened patio for
family functions. Reduced to $148,000 for a limited time only!
Home with large basement! Come see this 3BR/2BAl home on a
dead end street with an acre of land. H~ome comes with a large
walkout basement, great for a workout room and plenty of stor-
age. A must see for $199,900

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
SAnyone with a computer can
BCCOSS them anytime!
ospoauulrrContact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@florestealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia~floresrealty.net


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSE!!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located on the Greens of Torrey Oaks Golf
Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced to $355,000. WOW!!
wHAT A DEAL.
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!!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOM~E!! on this Residential Lot in this Nice Neighborhood of
Riverview Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3BR, 1B, Central A/H Iocated on BUSY HWY 17 Bowling Green. Great
for Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000* cl2:7c


10B The Herald-Advocate, February 7, 2008


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING: RElAL EIATE~`~~ 11AL. EASy
ra~pn~a~nenperso)metearameeoicokinelwR~u i~t


The act of putting pen to
paper encourages pause for
thought, this in turn makes
us think more deeply about
life, which helps us regain
our equilibrium.-Nre lt


(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


Noey A. Flores


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


OWNER READY TO SELL!! Two blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 3/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
Ioaded with fruit trees. ONLY $85,000. 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.
$134,500.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" welI 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" welI in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC/NG Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to se/I!! Reduced!! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only

tr t is.t~hisphrec seM dordyuDrea~m Hom
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 Tlrb and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/large kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn
w/office and bathroom. AHl 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
qaitymw lunansahi and fixt r. Lnag 2b~arm for

JUST LISTED!!! Older Frame Home used as a
rental, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. $40,000.


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

h72OYMOR SPACE!t! This 4a Bro ,h 4 Ba h
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
r rsn s tao ye trd ihalm aeria 6n 0i
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
coeo cdto s opng and hospitals. Price


Bdoo 2 Bat Do~uble~widME th crpor on 3
.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.
FIRST HOME DISCOVERY!!! Must See This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath for ONLY $50,000. AII OFFERS
CONSIDERED!!
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa In Avon Park. Good condition,
presently rented. Need extra income, Good
Investment. In walking distance to town!! Only
$67,500.
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.


After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585


(863)781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 781-3734
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NewN 4 Bdrm 2 Both w/city water,

sewer system in Zolfo Springs
$139,000


SPECIAL OF THE WI~EEK


Donna Steffens














WEATHER SUMMARY
Florida received a cold front early in the week which dropped
nighttime lows mostly into the 30s and 40s. A few inches of rain
were spotted in the Panhan~dle. Jackson and Santa Rosa counties
received between one and three inches last week, respectively.
Other areas of the Panhandle received less than half and inch, daily
temperatures for the major cities reached the 70s, and 80s; while
lows were in the 20s to mid-60s. Daytime temperatures ranged
from the mid-70s to the mid-80s; low temperatures
ranged from the upper 20s to the low 50s.
FIELD CROPS
Fieldwork continued last week as recent rains improved soil
moisture conditions in some areas of the Panhandle. Potato planti-
ng was steady in central Florida while harvesting was in planning
stages for some counties in the southern Peninsula. Hay supply was
very low in parts of the Panhandle. Soil moisture was~adequate in
Gadsden and Washington counties. Overall, topsoil moisture in the
Panhandle and Big Bend was mostly short with an adequate supply
of subsoil moisture. Central and southern Florida topsoil moisture
was very short to short; subsoil was adequate.
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture This Last Last This Last Last
ngweek week year week week Year
Percent
Veyshort 7 4 10 9 11 14

Supls1 1 13 1 0 9
VEGETABLES
Harvesting continued last week and spring planting began in
the southern Peninsula. However, freeze damage caused a decline
in the volume and quality of the remaining winter crop in southern
Florida. The demand for strawberries continued to be good in Plant
City. Cabbage, broccoli, collard, and kale continued to be harvest-
ed in the tri-county area of central Florida's Flagler, St. Johns, and
Putnam counties. Harvesting also continued in Fort Myers of col-
lards, peppers, cabbage, kale, and Swiss chard. Other vegetables
that moved through the market last week were beans, cucumbers,
cabbage, celery, endive, escarole, eggplant, squash, sweet corn,
tomatoes, and radishes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in poor condition. In Gadsden County,
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 10 20
Poor15 15 20 20
Fair 30 25 45 45
Good45 50 24 10
Exelet5 5 1 5
the supply of hay was very low. Winter forages, where planted'
were finally coming to grazing status. Stock ponds were filling
from recent rains. The condition of cattle was very ~poor to good
with most in fair condition. In central areas, pasture was very poor
to good with most in fair condition. Pasture condition improved
following recent rain in Sumter County. Many locations were still
very dry. The condition of cattle was very poor to good with most
in fair condition. In the southwestern areas, past'ure viarviery poor


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to excellent with most in fair condition. Statewide, cattle condition
was very poor to excellent with most ingood condition.
CITRUS
Temperatures by the end the week wer-e unseasonably warm
and conditions very dry in the complete citrus growing region.
Highs reached the low to mid-80s in all areas. A weak fr-ont br-ought
scattered, light rainfall of less than~one tenth of an inch of rain to
the central growing region. All other areas received no rain.
Growers are continuing with irrigation programs, pesticide spray-
ing, and hedging and topping. Overall, trees and fruit were in good
condition with good fruit sets. Reports show fresh grapefruit sizes
relatively small compared to past seasons. Across the citrus indu
try, growers and researchers were looking for the best way to
address the greening situation. Aggressive production practices,
scouting techniques, and removal of abandoned groves was being
used to control greening. Other scientific methods were being dis-
cussed to combat the citrus psyllid. Navel orange, Sunburst tanger-
ine, and Orlando tangelo harvest was almost over for the season.
Early and midseason orange harvest reached its peak level at over
six million boxes a week. Harvest continued through mid to late
March before transitioning to Valencias. Varieties being harvested
included early, midseason, Navel, and Temple oranges; grapefruit;
Sunburst and Honey tangerines: and tangelos.
EsTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED -WEEK ENDED
Crop Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 03
in thousands of 1-3/5bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 6,199 6,202 5,452
Navel oranges 52 43 45
Temples 26 27 30
Grapefruit 806 810 729
Sunburst tangerines 66 38 10
Honey tangerines 103 84 112
ang oes el 150 135 88

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

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps
it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to
the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
-Thoreau



NOTICE

The Central F~orida Regional Planning
COuncil (CFRPC) announces a public meeting,
scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2008,
at 9:00 a.m. The location has been changed
ffOm the Hardee County Commission
Chambers to the Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center, 515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, FL
33873. At this meeting the Council will hold a
Public Hearing for the Mosaic South Fort
Meade Hardee County Mine Extension
Development of Regional. Impact (DRI). For
more information, you may contact Kathryn
Hall, CFRPC, 555 E. Church Street, Bartow, FL
33830, 863-534-7130 x129. 2:7c


The basis of our political system is the right of the people to
make and to alter their constitutions of government.
-George Washington


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Thursday, February 7, 2008


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Feb. 11 Girls/Boys Tennis Lake Placid HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
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Girls Softball Avon Park HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
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Armando Cardenas did not get
* home.
Leadoff batter Rogers circled
the bases three times for the
White Sox. Durden and Caskay
were dual-score batters and
Fimbres, Robertson and Rod-
riguez each added a run.
There were three games on
Saturday.
In the 9 a.m. tilt, it was the
Cubs vaulting past the Yankees
11-1.
Lindsey led the Cubs with a
triple among his twin hits.
Hewitt scored three times, Paris
and Lindsey twice each, and
Scranton, Derringer, Owens and
Jimmy Lane once each.
Landon Albritton was the
only Yankee to get all the way
home. Kilpatrick was left on
base all three times he came to
bat. Salas was stranded twice,
and Carlton, McGee, Cumbee,
Sambrano, Roberts and Turner
were left on base.
In the noon game, the White
Sox shut down the Devil Rays
10-0.
Durden and Robertson came
around to cross home plate
twice each for the White Sox.
Rogers, Bryant, Fimbres, Coro-
nado, Rodriguez, and Camacho
each put a run in the book-
Leadoff battery Crawford was
left on base twice for the D-
Rays. Crawley and Trammell
were also stranded.
The 3 p.m. finale was a 12-9
win for the Red Sox over the

SBattle and Hul Iledsth Reed
Crawford and Flores touched
home twice each and Keith
Choate and I~icClelland were
solo-score batters.
Austin Altman and Badil~lo
paced the A's with twin scores
apiece. See, Badillo, Austin
Altman and Dakota Altman
smacked a pair of hits apiece.
Delatorre, Alamia, Olmos, See
and Dakota Altman each put a
run on the scoreboard.

America is a tune. It must be
sung together.
-Gerald Stanley Lee


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After* the eight games last
week, the Vols Cubs have vault-
ed to the top of the 2008 AAA
(Minors) Division.
The Cubs picked up three
more victories last week to
make their record 6-1, well
ahead of the nearest competi-
tors, the Jack See Construction
Athletics (A's) and the CF
Industries White Sox. Behind
them are the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Red Sox, C&B Cattle
Co. Yankees and KMW Photo
Devil Rays.
Last week started slowly and
picked up speed. On Monday,
the Red Sox ran past the White
Sox 10-6.
For the Red Sox, it was lead-
off batter Conner Crawford
with three trips around the
bases. Chris Hull added a pair
of tallies and Isaac Flores, Keith
Choate, Adam Ramirez and
Fabian Rodriguez each chipped
in with a run. William
McClelland, Kyle Choate and
Augustine Morales were left
standing on base.
Hunter Bryant was the only
twin-tally batter for the White
Sox. Jordan Rogers, Tanor
Durden, Kole Robertson and
Austin Garza added a score
apiece. Cesar Fimbres, Kyle
Caskay, Cierra Lee, Alex Rod-
riguez, Carlos Camacho and
Frankie Coronado were all
stranded.

Cubn dowe the Yaennee 15 6
eaBoone Pais and KylelH lett
for the Cubs. Hayden Lmndsey
and Hewett each circled the
bases four times. Paris ~added
three runs, Aaron Harrison a
pair of scores and Kimberly
Derringer and Michael Owens a
run apiece. Hunter Scranton,
Johnnie Brown, Jackson Star-
ratt, Josef Crosby and Eliseo
Sanchez were left on base.
For the Yanks, it was a run
apiece by Dylan Salas, Byron


Kilpatrick, Parker Carlton,
Landon Albritton, Cade Roberts
and Seth McGee, who homered.
Leadoff batter Tucker Albritton
doubled but was stranded, as
was Cody Cumbee, Jordan
Turner and Daniel Sambrano.
On Thursday night, the Cubs
barely picked up another win,
nipping the Red Sox 5-4.
Harrison, Hewett and
Lindsey were each twin-hit bat-
ters for the Cubs. Harrison and
Hewett each crossed home plate
twice and Paris, Lindsey, San-
chez and Brown had solo
scores.
For the Red Sox, it was
Flores with three hits and a pair
of runs. Keith Choate also had
three hits. Crawford and Mar-
cus Battles each chipped in with
a run.
On Friday evening, there was
a double-header. In the Field 1
game, the Yankees won 13-9
over the Devil Rays.
Leadoff batter Kilpatrick cir-
cled the bases three times for
the Yanks. Salas, McGee and
Tucker Albritton added dual
scores and Carlton, Cumbee,
Landon Albritton and Turner
each chipped in with a run.
For the Devil Rays, it was
Sherry Lee and Blake Crawley
coming around to score twice
apiece. Leadoff batter Dalton
Tubbs, Russell Weems, Joseph
Crawford, Dalton Bryant and
Adam Salas each crossed home
plate once. Brandon Franks, Ty
Taoml tT aeyisd Watergetand

oMea whle, on Field 2, the
A's won 14-10 over the White
Sox.
David Badillo tripled and
Omar Alamia and Dakota
Altman each doubled for the
A's. Jhett See was the only
triple-tally batter. Alamia,
Altman and Badillo each put a
pair of runs on the board. Austin
Altman, Ryan Moore, Ruben
Olmos, Wyatt Zeigler, and
Marco Briones chimed in with a


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Midway through the 2008
Dixie Darlings AA (machine
pitch) season, the Vandolah
Power Shockers have a nearly
insurmountable lead.
With available records, the
Shockers have a 4-1 record at
the end of week three. The
Carlton Brothers Heartbreakers
are playing .500 ball with a 4-4
record a EMBR Conist ucton

the shtockoer aad emrbe wkee
was a marathon, with the
Shockers getting the 19-18 vic-
tor g ng
Cori-Ann Rosales topped the
Shockers with four trips around
the bases. Lindsey Welch and
Michaela Klein each chipped in
with three scores, Cassiday
Brown, Sarah Welch and Mari-
sol Montanez had two runs
apiece and McKenna Dimock
had the final run. Jocelyn


Lucy Galvez were the four
Power Puffs to get all the way
to home plate. Lilianna Ponce,
Destiny Scheel, Andrea McVay,
Alicia Lopez, Katie Camacho
and Vivviana Flores were all
left on base.
In the week's finale on
Thursday evening, the Shockers
downed the Power Puffs 16-8.
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three t mes and Brant pwas
stranded twice.


Villarreal, Yadira Castillo,
Michaela Villarreal and Brid-
gette Conley were stranded on
the base paths.
Ashlee Patterson, Ashleigh
Adams and Destinee Pace were
triple-tally batters for the Heart-
breakers. Aubrey Bragg, Sarah
Carlton, Kaylee Barberie and
Elifah Mariner came around to
touch home plate twice each.
Hallie Atchley added a run, and
CRI ewe Crltnon an sAiyanina

tTh Hea treakerst cme b ek
Puffs .
Patterson, Bragg, Pace and
Root each put a pair of scores
on the board for the Heart-
breakers. Adams, Abigail Erek-
son, Claire Carlton, Sarah
Carlton, Baraberie and Atchley
came around to cross home
plate once each.
Heather Coronado, Alex
Brant, Yasmin Ramirez and


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BO\YVLING GREEN

AOTLIC LIGHTHOUSE
AU S D PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Oran e St
375-31 0
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.mn. 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
SSunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ l1:00 a:m-
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ......................5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN

MnLLOWSHnra.

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 ................ l1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m-
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-23740


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
773-9'019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH

Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT PISGtA BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m

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


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road, take it.


---Yogi Berra


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There are those In the
business world whose word is
trusted; their handshake isa
binding contract, their
integrity is accepted without

3 |l aiiy Hreal sh ) ys
for integrity. Webster's
Dictionary defines integrity as
"firm adherncne to a code or
standard of values."
Where does integrity
come from? The Bible
provides a "code of values" in
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 God's
Ten Commandments. "And if
we are careAllto obey all this
Iaw before the Lord our God,
as he has commanded us, that
will be our righteousness"
(Deuteronomy 6:2S).
Ilf e obey God's law we
cantfeeltIhe strength of is
Word In every handshake.
WE can learn and instIl His
values at our house of
worship. Joln together with
family and friends and find
new spiritual opportunity and
hope in God's Word!


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BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9):45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........l 1:00 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 ..................1 0:30 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.


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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .. ............9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ... .........1 1:00 a.m.
eundaes yight Woship e.....60 pm


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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Mo einsa Wosh .. .......11 :00 n m


UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m
EveningdWorship .......... "r id":00 p.m

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WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
1 2 Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m
English Service ..................l1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
2HAREES .AM U al

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 Even~ing Cell Gro~ups
Adult Cell Group ... .........7:00 p.m-
Youth Cell Group .... .........7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday ... ...............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9):30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............l1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6i:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men:v Leadershtip & Tmrainig, Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin L~uther 9King Blvd.


CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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2C The Herald-Advocate, February 7, 2008


An artist had an etching of the
Leaning Tower of Pisa in his New
York Studio.
Even though he straightened it
every morning, it was always
crooked.
One day he mentioned it to the

hanitress. She extposined.1"Ihave to
hang it cro ht." ,o mak th power
hang straight.
Like thatperson, many twist the
Bible to justify their crookedness.
But we should adjust ourselves
to the Bible, and not try to adjust
the Bible to ourselves.
Saint Paul said. "The whole
Bible was given to us by inspiration
from God and is useful to teach us
what is true and to make us realize
what is wrong in our lives; it
straightens us out and helps us do
what is right."


-Schedule Of Weekly Services--


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School H~ouse Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & T.TH. ............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.
IRIME~RA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
................ ...........................70 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
863-7375-8600
Sunday School,. ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUU'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .. ................9:30 a.m
Morning Worship ......................11i 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..........................10:0 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 ................l1 :00 am.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evgning Worship ..................6:00 p~m.
Wednesday Prayer .,..............7:00 p.m.


SWAUCHULA

SWAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD -
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.mn.
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.mn.
Church..................................100 a.m-
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.... ........7:30 p.mn.

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.mn.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner

Murnng Shuship ..............1 :00 no .
Evening Worship ... ..........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.mn.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Tr~ail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oa 2Hills Ranch Rd.)

Sunday ................................10:00 a.m.

CREWSVLLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
SunaySchol..............10:00 am


Wednesday ...........................7;30 p.mn.

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
SSunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Monn Worship ....:...11 :00 a.mn
ed ens ay Prayer .........7:00 p.m

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Worship ...........................11:00 a.m.
Evening................................6:0 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 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

Every FridMy eIn EaS 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 7737-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... l1:00 a.m.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11I:00 a.m.
Church Training .............. ......5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

NORTH'ISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ l1:00 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 ................11I:00 a.m.
EveningdWorship t.. .......00 pm


PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'" & 4U' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......................... l1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ,..,...:........l 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-
SINR AH PIS CHUC

Radio Pro ram
WZZS Sundays ....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .. ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICHAE'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 7737-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................l 1:00 a.m.
(Creole).... ...........1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE

1511 US HCy1 RNH- 873-1148
Sunday School .......................9: 15 a.m.
Mornieg Worsi ......1:3 am.

SBC A~ffiliationl

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ......... ............9: 30 a.m.

Morni Paye Mh ting .1.....7 00 pm

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m
Morning Worship '................I 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.m.
Friday Prayer Service ...........7:00 p.m.



should not end there.
~Thomas Fuller


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 ................I1:00 a.m.
S COMMUNITYSIAG~fHTHUSE

Sunday School .. ...........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ... .........1 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l 1:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
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.mn.
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 ................l1 :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 & Missionls 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACJT(Jr. High).... ........6:20 p.m
(Youth Wors~hip for gn 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).........................6:30 p.m
(Youtrh Worshrip for gn9-12)
FIRS BAPTS CIRCH

713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion ..........................l 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-924$
SUN Y
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...................................53 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
.. ....................,...........6:30-8:0 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

FIRT CHUR HN OF
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Ser ice ... .........1 100 a m
Evening Wlsip ................. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ................70 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ... .........6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

ME FHODISUTNCUDRCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 7737-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.11I: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
77.3-9386.
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.

CO MNIY CNIERCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .. ...9:30:3 a.m.
Worship ........ ..10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6i:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ..........7:00 p.m.

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


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bi-adenton Road
767-1010

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

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$690 FOR PROJECT GRADUATION


when the Trail Boss yells
"Move Out!" it is time to go.
Along the way there are
water breaks for both man and
mount. The ride travels with a
water truck and water tr~oughs
as well as portable toilets
mounted on a trailer. At lunch
the caterer- sets up and serves a
hot hardy meal to the group:
Once the night camp is reached,
the rides care for their horses,
set up their camps, clean up for
supper, eat and then the nightly
entertainment begins.
The participants on this ride
are of all ages and gender.
There arue boys and girls, men
and women. Some families are
multi-gener~ational. The young-
est riders have been 5 and old-
est in their 80. There arue hor-ses
of many varieties, mules, wag-
ons and carts. There are special
activities planned on most days
just for. the enjoyment of the
kids.
On the last day, Fr~iday, at a
ranch in eastern Okeechobee
County, ther-e will be a ilare
tent, a flatbed trailer to serve as
a stage and a live band that will
per-form well into the night.
Ther-e will be the final supper of
the ride and an awards ceremo-
ny during which each partici-
pant will receive a certificate
and certain special riders will
rcive et ophe s th ngs s ly,
vived. Then there will be a
dance! On Satur-day, Feb. 23,
the riders will saddle and load
their horses into their trailers
and will haul into the town of
Fort Pierce.
There they will parade
through the streets, cr-acking
their- whips and throwing beads
to the crowds who line the
streets to see this annual event.
Following the parade will be a
Frontier Festival sponsored by
the St. Lucie Historical Mus-
eum. There will be stor-ytellers,
singers, poets, horses, wagons,
artists, whip cracking and rope
throwing. The riders will camp
f:or a last night at one of two
locations.

Patriotism is easy to under-
stand in America; it means
looking out for yourself by
looking out for your country.


The Florida Cracker Trail
Association is once again pre-
paring to conduct its annual
cross state horseback ride. Mo~e
than 150 riders and horses wili
gather at Kibler Ranch and
Faulkner Farms approximately
15.5 miles east of I-75 on State
Road 64 in easter-n Manatee
County on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Registration will be conducted
all day. Riders will camp at the
site that night.
A caterer will accompany the
ride which comes through
Hardee County on Hwys 64 and
66 and will serve the riders
breakfast lunch and supper for
each of the six days it will take
the group to ride to Fort Pierce
on the east coast. Saturday
evening on the day of registra-
tion, the caterer will ser-ve a
steak dinner to the r-ider-s.
Following the dinner ther-e
will be a riders meeting during
which the Trail Boss will intro-
duce the outriders and suppo-t
staff to the group and explain
some of the rules and history of
the ride. This will be conducted
around a good sized camp fire.
The public is invited to visit the
camp during the day and
evening to get a flavor for- what
the ride camps ar-e like.
For the uninitiated, this ride
was started in 1988 by a group


merce and the history of the old
Florida cattle industry. It was
intended to be a onetime event,
but is has continued uninter-
rupted each year to this ride, the
21st. In the 1800s, Florida pio-
neers would gather the wild cat-
tle that roamed the open ranges
of the state.
These cattle were the direct
decedents of the cattle first
brought to the New World by
the Spanish explor-ers star-ting in
the 1500s. Many cattle escaped
or were abandoned by the Span-
ish as they explored the Florida
peninsula. These cattle adapted
to Florida's rugged and harsh
environment and became a
breed known today as Cracker
Cattle.
There were also horses and
pigs left by the Spanish that
became wild. The horses in
Florida evolved to a breed
known today as Cracker
Horses. Ther-e is even a Flor~ida
Cr-acker Hor-se registry intended
to pr~eser~ve and keep the breed
alive.
In the 1800s and even up to
the 1930s, while Florida was
still an open range, the pio-
neers, who called themselves
Clracker Cowharrlters ~would
gather these wild cattle. They
literally had to /wntr for them in
t dense Fkhrida fl tter h nc

the western counterpart, cow-


boy.
This was a difficult and dan-
ger-ous task as these wild cattle
did not want to be caught or to
go~ willingly. They had, after all,
been living wild for over 300
years Once gathered, the
cowhunters would drive them
fr~om the eastern part of the state
to the west coast ports of
Tampa, Bradenton and Punta
Rassa where they would be sold
for Spanish gold and shipped to
markets, the largest of which
was Cuba.
The drive would take months
and was filled with much peril.
Along the way others would
join with the cattle they had
gathered, so by the time they
r-eached the ports there would
be many cattle and many cow-
hunters. With their bags filled
with gold, these hear-ty cattle-
men would band together for
their tr-ip home, safety being in
numbers.
This return trip home, jubi-
lant and triumphant, is what
today's Cracker Trail ride
attempts to re-enact. For even
though they have not just com-
pleted a month's long drive, and
have not been recently paid in
gold, and even though they
sleep in campers and living
quarter trailers rather than in the
open as did the originals, this
ride ois stl an edne y o d o
ride it all, they will spend 8 to
10 hours a day in the saddle for
each of the six days it will take
to cross. Along the way they
will make new friends and for
the returning riders, of with
there are between 80 to 100
plus each year, there is reunion
with old friends. Each rider is
r-esponsible for the feeding and
care of their own horses. By
mid-week, many riders and
some of the horses are just plain
dlog tir~ed, but most catch a sec-
ond wind and find the final days
easier than those in the middle.
Each day the riders must have
their horses fed, groomed, sad-
dled and ready to ride out by 8
a.m. They must also have their
rigs loaded, packed and ready to
roll out by that time. They must
have had their breakfast and
taken care of whatever personal
needs they might have had for


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a check for $690 to
Hardee High School Project Graduation. The Dodge division of Daimler Chryster
donated $50 to Project Graduation for expenses involved in hosting the event an addi-
tional $5 for each demonstration drive completed. Dodge Nitro, Ram 1500 and Dodger
Charger vehicles were provided for parents to test drive and examine. English provid-
ed the vehicles and volunteers to assist with the event. "Drive for the Kids is a great
program. We're interested in helping the schools, and everyone has a good time, "said
Kevin Hanchey, sales manager of English Chryster, Dodge, and Jeep.'Parents are
interested in testing the versatility of these vehicles, and we are able to provide addi-
tional dollars to the school at no cost to the community." From left are Sandra Holt,
Kevin Smith of English, and Kim Davis. Holt and Davis represented Project Graduation.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High bas-
ketball teams nearly upset their
counterparts from Sebring's
Hill-Gustat Middle School in a
home game last week.
The only game left on the
agenda is the rescheduled Jan.
24 home game against Sebring
Middle School. Those games
were reset to Monday night,
Feb. 4, due to the vandalism at
the junior high gym.
The first of Hardee's games
last week were against visiting
Hill-Gustat.
The Hardee girls were down
3-1 after a defensive first quar-
ter which saw both teams at the
free throw line. The junior Lady
'Cats added five more three
throws in the equally aggressive
second quarter and took 6-4
halftime lead into the locker
room. Hardee upped its lead by
two points in the third"#Er~iod
with a pair of Artrice Hines free
throws while holding the Lady
Golden Eagles scoreless.


As Destiny Sutton repeatedly
tried to score and was fouled,
the Eagles tied the score 15-15
with 30 seconds left. Eagle
April Wallace was fouled and
hit both free throws to give her
team the two-point edge. Tight
defense forced a Halrdee: tur'n-
over and Hill-Gustat ran out the
clock with its 17-15 win.
Sutton had 10 of her team's
points. while Robin ~Tanksley
was high for Hardee with five
points. Hines had four. Kayla
Nichols three' and Danely Flor-
es one-of-two at the charity
stripe. Other Hardee girls in the
game were Caitlin Sockalov-
sky, Summer Palmer. Jessica
Madrigal, Monserrad Duran-
Shelby Arsenault. Ashley Nich-
ols, Michelle Ybarra and Thelea
Ramirez.
The Hardee boys also went
toe-to-toe with Hill-Gustat. It
\@as~ a tie game, 4-4 at the end of
the first quarter and 12-12 at
halftime. Hill-Gustat picked up
a four-point advantage 20-16 at
the end of the third stanza. The


Golden Eagles padded their
lead by an extra three points in
the final frame to win 29-22.
Inside man Matthew Taylor
led Hill-Gustat with 13 points,
11 in the second half. For
Hlardee. Deonte Evans and Ke-
shun Rivers each had a half
dozen points. Jejuan Hooks
added seven. Juan Martinez two
a~nd Murrell Winter one-of-two
at the free throw hine.
Other Hardee boys in the
game were Greg Garza, Dylan
Clements. Dalton Rabon. Den-
nis Reed. Dalton Hewett and
Daniel Boehm.
On Thulrsday, the teams tray-
eled to Lake Placid and each
came home on the short end of
the stick.
In the girls game, Hardee was
able to hold Shandecia Littman
to just seven points after she
had scored 16 in the previous
game between these teams. But,
Kunshe Wilson almost made up
for it with a dozen points, nine
in the final period in which
Lake Placid kept its starters in
the game while winning 32-15.
Palmer topped the Hardee
girls with five points, and Sock-
alosky and Tanksley each had
four
The Hardee boys also had to
battle Lake Placid, hanging
t ght, but eventually outscore.

14-2 at the end of the first peri-
od, but narrowed that to a five-
point game 18-13 at halftime. It
ta a ee ur rtkngaan at th
Placid continued to get scoring
from its starters in a 40-27 win.
Avonte Moore put in 18 of
his team's points, five in the
final period.
For Hardee, it was' Rivers
with a pair of treys and trio of
deuces for a dozen points.
Evans and Hooks each added a
half dozen, and Garza added
three.


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MaIrtin Ga~inous, aggravated
abuse o~n an elderly or- disabled
adult, not prlosecuted.
Ninfu Go(mez, violation of
community control house
arrest (or-iginal charges posses-
sion or delivery of methamphet-
amine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet o~f a church and pos-
session of marijuana), proba-
tion revoked, 30 days CTS.
Adam Gonzales, resisting
arrest without violence, not
prosecuted.
Joshua L~ee H-allmon, posses-
sion of' drug paraphernalia,
trannsflrred toi county misde-
meanoir court; possession of
methamphetamine. not prose-
cuted.
Antonio Jamal Kilpatrick,
possession of marijuana with
intent to Sell within 1,000 feet
of a1 church or school, 18
months Florida State Prison,
license suspended two years,
$f495 f'ine and courllt costs and
$Y190 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Robin Deland Matteson,
aggravated assault with a
firearm and resisting an officers
with violence, thr~ee-year mini-
mum-mandatory Flor-ida State
Prison, $495 fine and court
costs and $190 public defender
fees placed on lien; criminal
mischief, time. served.
Gladys Faye Merchant, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge uttering a forged instru-
ment), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, unpaid
fines and fees placed on lien.
Benjamin Method, violation
of probation (original charge
felony retail theft), pr~obation
revoked, six months CTS,
unpaid fines and fees placed on
lien.
Norman Rivers possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.
Henry Anthony Royal, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge grand theft), violation
affidavit withdrawn, probation
terminated, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Heath Barkley Sanchez, flee-
ing or attempting to elude an
officer, DWLS, reckless driving
and leaving the scene of a crash
with property damage, all with
property damage, not prosecut-
ed.
Emelia Zuniga, resisting
arrest without violence and
felony battery, transferred to
county misdemeanor court.

The following real ecstate
transactions of $10,000 o~r
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Paul W. and Marie Martin
and Lionel P. Martin to Paul and
Marie Martin, $260,000.
Misael Ramirez to Manuel
Camacho Barcenas and Gloria
Rodriguez, $30,000.
Stephen S. and Monica licas
to Patrick A. And Darrux L.
Dammar, $140,000.
Crystal G. Reas to Kenneth
A. Reas, $59,640.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Paul F. Adams and
Mary K. Cameron, $78,000.

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chid upvIllphry l admi strtive


Jennifer Maldonado vs. Isaac
Maldonado. petition fo~r mjune-
tion f'or protection.
Amy M. Bagget and Albino
Garlcia, divorce.
Rudolph Harris vs. correc-
tional staff W. Brazil, T.H.
Cannon, A.R. Ekrhart and C.
Gar~rett, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Willie Carpenter vs. Lindy
Graham, petition for injunction
for- protection.
Willie Carrptenter vs. Louis
Holloway, petition for injunc-
tion for protection-
Mittie Morris vs. Adrian L.
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection. .
Larry Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition for
inmate review.
Developers Group of Tampa
Bay vs. Mattelene Nickson et
al, petition to clarify property
title.
Tiffany Nanney and Garry
Nanney, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Jones Potato Farm Inc. vs.
Joe L. Davis, dismissed.
Patty Jo Taylor vs. Edward
Pilkington, child support termi-
nated.
Danielle Hines vs. Robert
Hines, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection,
Mandy N. Bell vs. Curtis
Rush Bell, injunction for pro-
tection extended.
Mattie Moore vs. Deloris
Dianna Gamble, injunction for
protection extended.
Jennifer L. Watson vs. Char-
les L. McClenithan, injunction
for protection.
Edith Leon-Perez vs. Al-
bertano Zuniga-Hernandez, in-
junction for protection.
Robert Smith vs. State of
Florida, motion to suppress
record granted.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Dale B. Morgan, default judg-
Tient.
Helen Ranki vs. Theodore
Rankl, injunction for protec-
tion.
Edith Leon-Perez vs. Amelia
Zuniga, dismissalatf temporary
injunction for protection.
Jill Ann Skipper vs. Chris-
topher J. Albritton, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Cheryl Lee Pieske vs. Harry
Everett Meyer, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
for protection.

The following inactive civil
cases were dismissed for lack
of progress:


Mlguel Gionzale7 vs\. C'hemi-
ca~l Dynamics Inc.
Jav~ier Her~nande~z is (hemi-
cal Dynamics Inc.
Ro~bert Moore vs~ Workfor~ce
UISA Inc. and Sedgwick\ C'laims
Management Serviices Inc.
Sergio Perez-Luna vs. C'hem-
ical Dynamics Inc.
Riosco~e Coker and Alice
C'oker vs. Richard Kreider,
Victor. L. Par~ker- vs. Robert
Belinskii and Aramark Corree-
tional Services Inc.
Jose Romero vs. Chemical
Dynamics Inc.
Patricio Mascott vs. Chemi-
cal Dynamics Inc.
Dale Wilkerson and Patricia
Wilker~son vs. Paul and Nancy
Wilkerson et al.
Helen M. Dayfect vs. James
H. Jr. and Shirley A. Coker.
Bank of N.Y. as trustee vs.
Lavoyd Thomas Bass et at.
EMC Mortgage Corp. vs.
Belinda Ellison et al.
Wachovia Bank National
Association vs. Jeremiah Elli-
son et al.
Gabriel Gonzalez et al vs.
Chemical Dynamics Inc.
Andres Jimenez-Bartolo vs.
Chemical Dynamics Inc.
Cupentino Gonzalez vs.
Chemical Dynamics Inc.
City of Wauchula vs. Thomas
Wayne Lanham and Roy A.
Brown.

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.
Javares Hall, burglitry with an
assault or battery committed,
grand theft auto and robbery
with a firearm, 15 years Florida
State Prison on each count, con-
current and CTS-
George David Albach, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges felony DUI and DW~LS
with permanent license revoca-
tion), drug offender probation
extended one year with curfew,
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol or drugs and warrant-
less search and seizure.
Travis Anderson, grand theft,
not prosecuted.
Omar Oceguera Barajas, two
counts felony DUI with serious
bodily injury and property dam-
age, estreated bonds.
Kasey Lee Bourgoin, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court; possession of a
controlled substance without a
valid prescription and manufac-
ture/sale of an imitation drug,
not prosecuted.
Moises Castaneda, burglary
of an unoccupied structure or
dwelling amended to bur-
glary of a conveyance, adjudi-
cation withheld, 18 months pro-
:::a.":.: :::'e: public defender fees; petit theft,
adjudication withheld, time
served.


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isolationn ofI p~robharl lo (allyinal 1

revoked. four moll~nth\ In pIl
concurrentl wvith telony: sei-
te:nce, o~utsta~nding fines and
fees placed on lien.

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.
Matthew Adam Cruz, racing
on highway, $185.50 fine and
court costs.
Jaimes G. Ramos, violation
of probation (original charges
DUI and no valid license), pro-
bation revoked, four months in
jail concurrent with misde-
meanor sentence.
Celestino Garcia, violation of
license restrictions, $330 fine
and court costs.
Rusban Kahn, driving while
license suspended (DWLS),
$330 fine and court costs.
Feliciano Martinez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Jose Luis Alvarez Jr., DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Rashay Renard Melton,
DWLS, 90 days concurrent
with misdemeanor sentence.
Zackary Robert Thomas Ben-
ton, DUI, probation one year,
license suspended six months,
DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, no alcohol or bars,
$640.50 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee, 50
hours community service.
Frank Willard Johns, two
counts DWLS, 34 days CTS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Robert Lee Mendoza,
DWLS, transferred to felony
court.
Victor Manuel Santos III,
DWLS, not prosecuted.
Luis Ger-ardo Rochas-Roch-
as, DWLS and violation of pr~o-
bation (original charge DUI),
four months in jail CTS, $330
fine and court costs added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
WMC Mor-tgage Corp. vs.
Mary Lou Her~nandez, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Diane D. Gamble vs. Mattie
Moore, petition for injunction
for- pr-otection.
Danielle P. Robinson and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Patrisio Tovar, peti-
tion for child support.
Horace P. Bennett vs. Merck
& Co. Inc., damages product
liability.
Juana Navarro vs. Tomas
Molina, petition for injunction
for production,
Danny Arnold Skitka vs.
Sharon G. Mytyk and Erica M.
Scheipsmeier, petition to clarify


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the-office of the county
court:
Brandon Scott Henderson,
19, Fort Meade, and Bonnie
Mae Kepler, 21, Fort Meade.
Donald Car~son Crosby Jr.,
56, Bowling Green, and Buffy
Lynn Sh'ock, 37, Bowling
Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Rosemene St.
Fort, judgment.
Victor Juarez vs. Lamont
Lee, judgment of tenant evic-
tion.
Andrew Griffin vs. James
Mc~onough and the state De-
par-tment of Corrections, order
dismissing inmate petition for
damages.
Enemia Calvillo vs. Antonio
Palacios and Mariam Cardova,
judgment of tenant eviction.
Jones Cattle & Citrus LLC
vs. Patsy Vicker~y et al, judg-
ment for possession of property.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Margaruito Castro, domestic
batter-y amended to assault,
adjudication withheld. 24 days in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), $315 fine and co~ut
costs.
Francisco Gomez Cinturr1ion,
petit theft, 24 days CTS, $315
fine and court costs.
Roberto Hernandez-Rami~ez
AKA Hector Gar~cia, domestic
battery, probation six months,
12-hour anger management
class, no contact with victims,
$667 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, 25 hours
community ser~vice.
Laquandra Matthews, posses-
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, ran-


dom drug screens, warrantless
sear-ch and seizure.. $315 tine
and court costs, 30 houlrs Com-
munity ser-vice.
Kimberly M. Nord, battery,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, four-hot"
domestic violence class, ;667
fine and court costs, $40 pulble
defender fee, 25 hours commu-
nity service.
Bernabe Garduna Pedroza,
shoplifting, 12 months pr~oba
tion, no contact with store, $315
fine and court costs, 50 hou-s
community service.
Thayson Lacey Quinn, resist-
ing an officer without violent
force, estreated bond.
Jaimes G. Ramos, disorderly
intoxication, 601 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Miguel Dominguez Sant-
iagao, petit theft and resisting a
merchant, 30 days CTS, no con-
tact with store, $315 fine and
court costs.
Jimmy Shoff~ner, battery,
transfer-red to pre-trial diver-
sionary program.
Wilhiam Clayto~n Arnold, petit
theft, probation six months,
$170 court costs.
James Richarud Ellis, domes-
tic battery, probation six months
with' condition of 10 days in
jail. no violent contact with vic-
tim, $667 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee.
Adrian Florez, disorderly in-
toxication, estr~eated bond.
Rashay Renardl Melton, pos-
session of marijuana, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
reststing an officers without vio-
lent force, 90 days concurrent
with traffic sentence, license
suspended two years, $315 fine
and court costs.
Ann L. Talley, animal aban~
donment, not prosecuted.
Laura Thigpen, trespass other
than structure and hunting from
a county road using dogs, adju-
dication withheld, $315 fine
and court costs.
Frank Tommy IFlores, posses"
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to pre-trial diver-


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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 .
Feb. 3, Charles Cochran, 40, of 527 1 H., (county Lmie Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by D~ep. To~dd Soulther- and charged
with battery.
Feb. 3, Va~lente Vargas Alvar~ez, 21, of' 712 Alabama St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida H-ighway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud
and charged with DUI.
Feb. 3, thefts on Alderman Road and on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

Feb. 2, Felix Dominguez, 32, of 4925 Central Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with DUI
and driving while license suspended. .
Feb. 2, vehicles stolen at Pine Cone Park Road and on Sims
Road, and thefts on South Florida Avenue, Monroe Road and U.S.
17 North were reported.

Feb.1i, Brian Sambrano, 19, of 607 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with disor~der~ly con-
duct/affray.
Feb. 1, criminal mischief at Sweetwater Road/U.S. 17 and on
Old Bradenton Road, and thefts on Peeples Lane and on CR 663
and Nor-ris Road were r~epor~ted.

Jan. 31, Willard Ray Mar~tin, 40, of 428 Rainey Blvd., Wau-
chula, was ar-rested by the countywide Drug Ta~sk Force (D'TF) and
charged with fourI counts delivery/distribution of methampheta-



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mine within 1,000 feet of' a church or sc~hoo~l, three counts po~sses-

sell/deliver within 1,000) feet of' a school or church a~nd non-sup-

Jan. 31, Cedric L~evell Scott, 32, of 1600 Lighthouse Road,
Kissimmiee, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and charged with
non-support.
Jan. 31, Julie Carol Stone, 33, of 509>1 Crewsville Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by DTIF and charged with delivery/distribu-
tion of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school
aund possession/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 31, a vehicle stolen on Alderman/CR 664, a fight at
Varndolah and CR 663, and a theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Jan. 30, Jorge Eslava Martinez, 27, of 5785 Stonebridge
Court, Orlando, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge
of failure to appear in court.
Jan. 30, Andrew Joseph Larner, 20, of 5050 Central Sarasota
Parkway, Sarasota, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a
charge of non-support.
Jan. 30, Jan Alfonzo Ellison, of lil0-40th St. NW, Winter
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of non-
support.
Jan. 30, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 North, a fight on
Terrier Drive, criminal mischief on Sally Place, Steve Roberts
Special and Mansf'ield Road, and thefts on Chamberlain Boulevard
and Line Drive were reported.

Jan. 29, Jeffrey Bernard Williams, 44, of 133 Watson Ave.,
Arcadia, was arrested on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 29, Kathy Eileen Hawk, 49, of 714 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug
paraphernalia and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.
Jan. 29, Johnny Joe Medrano, 29, of 641 Kiella Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with
battery.
Jan. 29, fights at Polk Road, Magnolia Boulevard and on CR
663 North were reported.

Jan. 28, Jennifer Gwen Flores, 31, of 1842 Dishong Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Matt Tinsley and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 28, a fight on West Main Street, Bowling Green, crimi-
nal mischief on CR 664 and a theft on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

WA UCHULA
Feb. 3, Daniel Esteban, 18, of 116 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofe. Jonathan Corwin and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Feb. 3, Moises SanMiguel Castaneda, 29, of 1833 U.S. 17 N.,
Wauchula and Tereso Canseco-Garcia, 43, of 7 Pine Cone Trailer
Park Road, Wauchula,were arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and
each charged with disorderly intoxication and violation of a munic-
ipal ordinance (open container).

Feb. 2, thefts on Court Street and on North Florida Avenue
were reported.

Jan. 31, Jeronimo Goan, 39, of unknown address, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with disorderly intox-
ication and resisting an officer.without violence.

Jan. 30, Jesse Richard Ellis, 45, of 414 Magnolia Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with bat-
ter~y.
Jan. 30, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South, criminal mis-
chief on Illinois Avenue and a theft on Carlton Street were report-
ed.


Jan. 29, a residcntial burpluriy on South Seventh Avenue was
reported.

Janl. 28, a r~esidenua; l burglary~u on North F'lorida Avenue, and
criminal mischiel o~n O)hic Avenue and on E~ast Palmetto Street
were reported.
BOWINGJ GREEN
Feb. 1, Canduce Alauctuaa B~rumfield, 18, of 2402 E. Hlighland
Ave., Tampa, was arrested by C'apt. Brett D~owden and charged
with battery by a person in a detention facility.

Jan. 31, Gabriel Gutierrez, 46, of 3710 Tangerine St., Bowling
Gr~een, wars arrested by Ofe. Jereme B~ridges and charged with DUI.
Jim. 31, Masadie Whitehead. 18, of' 106 Cher-okee D-.,
Aubulrndale, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged
with three counts of battery on detention staff or by a person in a
detention facility.
Jan. 31, criminal mischief' on Chester Avenue was reported..

Jan. 28, Jose Refugio Munoz. 18. of 836 Pleasant Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by C'apt. Br~ett Dowden andc charged
with unarmed burglary of a dwelling.
Jan. 28, a residential burglary on West Main Street and busi-
ness burglary on Central AvenueL were reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 3, Gayla Renae Davis. 35. of 29)16 C`row Laune, Zolfo,
Springs, was arrested by Ofe. Jose Ve~ntural and charged with bur--
glary of an occupied conveyance, batterly. disolrderly conduct and
criminal mischief/damage to property.
Feb. 3, a residential bur~glary) on Elm1T Street and a thef't on SR
66 were reported.

Jan. 30, Daniel Far~ias, 19, of' 857 TerIrierl Drive, Zolfo Springs.
was arrested by Lt. Reginald Jones andi chargedcc w\ith battrcy.

Jan. 29, criminal mischief' on P~almettoc Street wals rep~orted.

Jan. 28, a theft on U.S. 17 South w~as repor'lted.


The weather is going to be a
little nicer now that January is
behind us. We hope so. anyway.
as many of us will be having
guests from the North who will
want to go home with a suntan.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts for the last time in
January were Richard and Jett
Brayton, Shirley Glessner and
Margaret Bohl. Carl Stromme
led the U.S. Pledge, Joerg
Gorgas led the Canadian Pledge
and Ed Frantz led the prayer.
The 50/50 winners on Jan. 30
were Pete Doherty. Pauline
McKenzie and Patrick Gibson
and Ralph and Ellie Theis.

DANCES
The next dance will be
Saturday with Doin' It Rite.
There are still tickets available
for the luau until Feb. 13.

BINGO ~
Mike Johnson won the paper


special on Jan. 25 and Flo
Smith won the hot ball jackpot.
On Jan. 28, Marilyn Masterson
won the paper special and Barb
Newman won the hot ball jack"
pot-
SCO)RES
Men's Golf, Jan. 241: first
place, Frank~ Beeve, Sam
Gervase, Bill R. Johnson and
Paul Vaughan.
Ladies Golf. Jan. 24: a tie for
first between Marilyn Funk-
houser and Eileen Kearns.
Mixed Golf, Jan. 28: first
place, Frank Beeve, Brian Kay-
anagh, Joe Newman and Dick
Robinson.
Shuffling, Jan. 29: three-
game winners were Chris
Arend, Charlene Baker, Bob
Bundy, Mike Defreitas, Bob
Funkhouser, Carolyn Gordon'
Bill T. Johnson, Bob Kramer'
Karl Kuntze .nd Don Stone-
ber .


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Jan. 31, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,948 com-
pared to 6,492 last week and 6,120 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 steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300lb~s., 121.00-175.00
300-400 lbs., 110.00-140.00; and
400-500 lbs., 98.00-120.00.


Feeder Heifers:




Slaughter Cows:
50.00.


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs.,
300-400 lbs.,
400-500 lbs.,


Frame No. 1-2:
105.00-155.00;
95.00-115.00; and
84.00-110.00


Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 58.00-
70.00.


rPIfO~NEERL PARK DAYS



COYIER A~rT CONTEST


3 The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the
~front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on
~~T;Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!



ADULT DIVISION

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

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

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

CHILI)REN'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: $110 Cash.


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."

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 drawing.
Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover A~rt
Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL1 33873.


LUSt Yedf S WiH CT .. .


lOniCaI fufHCT SC$ing


JUDGES
JANE LONG -- PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR
NICK SUDZINA -- couRT ADMINISTRATOR FOR 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SUSAN W. ROBERTS -- cIRcUIT JUDGE FOR 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND
EIGHTH-GENERATION FLORIDIAN








































Adoption fees ab~e $-15 and include a rabies vaccination aInd spayingl or neruteringl of the nimaillil. C'ontalCt 773-2321
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that despera~tely need aI lovingk homel. Thel kennell locatlionl is 685 s
Airport Road. W'auchula, at the county landfill.


NOTICE
REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that Richard
Giroux, as agent for the City of Wauchula, is requesting an
annexation with rezone and comprehensive plan amend-
ment. He is requesting a Zoning Classification and a
FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of Conserva-
tion. The Zoning Maximum Density is 1 DU/20 acres. The
property is legally described as:
6.47 AC BEG AT SE COR OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4
RUN N TO A PT 325 FT N OF SE COR OF NW 1/4
OF SE 1/4 THEN W 217.80 FT S 100 FT W 47.42
FT N 12 DEG 39M W 560.57 FT TO S/LY R/W LINE
OF SR 64A E TO E LINE OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 S
TO A PT 653.60 FT N OF SE COR OF NW 1/4 OF
SE 1/4 E 397.68 FT S 328.60 FT W 397.68 FT TO
POB

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, February 18,
2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City Commission on
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula,
Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these
meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board or Commission with respect to this
request for which he will need a verbatim record of the
proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim
record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
I
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough.
ntn 1, iBagel, Juice, Fruit Cock-
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Savory Rice, Pears, Juice,
Roll) ad Milk
anWEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Pizza, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Ju c, di Cheese Pizza or

HrambuP eartoonRoaun~ds Ba
Beans, Pineapple Crisp, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Sausage,
Cinnamon Toasto ruce aroi

& Cheese (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Strawberries & Peach-
es, Juice, Rolls) and Milk

Breakfast: Cel, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole
Kernel Corn, Pears, Juice) and
Milk

JUNIOR HIGH

BreakfasMONDCerea, Dough-
nut, Bagel, Cinnamon Toast,
Cheese Toast, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk


Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice.
Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
,Patty Sandwich, Biscuits, Juice,
Cinnamon Toast, Pineapple
Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Rib-B-Que on a Bun or
Mozzarella Stick (Tossed Salad,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Ju c, dl Cheese Pizza or

Hamburger on a Bun w/Di I or
boasted Chees na HBa Eg

Beans, Pineapple Crisp, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Fruitut~ocktail. Sausage
Patty, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Munch: Burrito or Ham,
Macaroni & Cheese or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Salad Bar,
Cornbread, Green Beans,
Juice, Strawberries & Peaches)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pock-
et or Combo Sub or Meat Loaf
(Lettuce & Tomato, Whole Ker-
nel Corn, Cornbread, Turnip
Greens, Pears, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit Cock-


$ 0


NOTICE

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified that Wauchula
Properties, LLC, is requesting a variance to reduce the
front yard sign setback regulation from 10 feet to 6 feet 10
inches. The property is legally described as:
LOTS 1 TO 3 INC BLK 20 CARLTON &
MCEWEN ADD

The poosed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, February 18,
2008 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the City
Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard
at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board or Commission with respect
to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verba-
tim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk














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6C TIhe Ilerald-Advocate, Fecbruary 7, 2008


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nearly midway through the
season, the 2008 AA or
Machine Pitch boys ar~e locked
in a battle.
After the eight games last
week, the standings have
changed. The Wauchula Police
Department Rangers now lead
the division with a 6-2 or .750
reco~rd. The Rimes & Sons
Cardinals are next at 5-2 or
.714, followed by the Lake
Branch Dairy Braves at 5-3 or
.62,5.
Following the top trio are the
Rapid Tech Devil Rays, Sun-
shine Foliage Marlins and the
Elks Lodge Yankees.
Play last week began with
Monday's in which the Cardi-
nals shut out the Marlins 9-0.
Matthew Laker paced the
Cardinals with three trips
around the bases. Miguel Ruiz
and Andy Garzal were each two-
score butters and Mason Block,
and Nick Nichols each ~ddled a
run. A\lso in the game were
DeLvo~n Rim~es, Maddie G.arcia.
Tybler Zunign. Hardee Pace and
Wyatt Keller.
For the Marlins. Zach Rich-
ardson. Caleb Turner and Lane
Pa~rks were strandled. Others
contributing to the game were
Garret~ct Norris. Zach Durastanti.
J.M. Brown, Patblo Salgado.
Zach Macius. Cody Ellis. Jessic
Deleado. Gibson Ha~ight and
Re~ne Medina.
O>n Tlue.4day night. the Rang-
ers skipped past the B3raves 10-

fretvor Walker and Wyutt
Tyvson w~ere tw\in-tully bu~tters
th~r .the Ra~ngers. Adding solo
scores w~ere Joecl Lee. Chase
Bento~n. Cla3yton A~rledgec. L~aw\-
recncec Walker-. Isua~c Mo;reno a~nd
La~ncec Bursler-. Iv~an Budillo alnd
Roy Lece Revels chipped in.
1)anie~l Obhregon. Tanner
Carltoni. Joshou~ C'arlton and Jax


Jaylon Ramirez homered and
Zach Dewberry doubled for the
D-Rays. Drew McGuckin,
Dewberry, William Derringer
and Ramirez each circled the
bases twice. Cody Helms and
Trey Stephens had solo scores.
Cody VanSickle, Jacob Brande-
berry, Eli Crosby, Justin Long
and Ben Adams did not get
home.
There were three games on
Saturday.
In the 9 a.m. opener, the
Rangers rammed past the
Braves 12-5.
Trevor Walker had the hot
feet for the Rangers, racing
home three times. Lee, Tyson
and Moreno touched home
twice apiece and Arledge,
Lawrence Walker and Benton
added a run each.
Leadoff batter Obregon came
around to touch .home plate
twice and Sarah, Josh Carlton
and Ullrich added a run
apiece.
The Marlins nipped the Rays
7-5 in the 11 a.m. game.
Richardson was the only
dual-score batter for the Mar-
lins, with Durastanti, Turner,
Delgado. Macias and Ellis each
also coming home.
For the Rays, leadoff batter
McGuckin homered, and Rami-
rez. Helms, Bandeberry and
Crosby put a run each in the
book.
The 1 p.m. game ended on
the time limit, with the
Cardinals beating the Yankees
7-4 *
I aker homered and Keller
doubled for the Cardinals.
Block circled the bases three
times, Nichols added twin
scores and Laker and Keller
scored once each. They were
aided by three Ruiz hits.
Both Hernandez and Villar-
real doubled for the- Yankees.
Each scored a run, along with
Deleon and Whidden.


Ullrich were the only Braves to
get all the way to home plate.
Jason Alamia, TIony Webb,
Claire, Sarah Carlton and Cody
played for the short-handed
Braves.
In Thursday night's clash
between the Cardinals and the
Rangers, the Cardinals ran out
of time as they were attempting
a fifth-inning rally and lost 8-7.
Arledge and Moreno each
tripled for the Rangers and
Trevor Walker added three bits
including a double. Lee, Trevor
Walker and Tyson crossed
home plate twice each and
Moreno and Arledge each came
home o~nce.
Ruiz homered and Garza
doubled for the Cards. Laker
had three hits. He, Nichols and
Ruiz circled the bases twice
apiece and Block came around
to home plate once.
Friday's Field I game was an
11-3 win for the Yankees over
the Marlins.
Adrian Deleon topped the
Yanks with a trio of tallies.
Bryce Hernandez. Bo Villarreal
a~nd J.C. Kulig each touched
home plate twice and Tyson
Sutton and Logan Whidden
came home once apiece.
Sammy Delatorre. Andres
Martinez, Jacob Hebert. Samuel
Perez and Rawson Aubry didn't
get all the way to home plate.
The top three batters. Sal-
gado. Parks and Macias were
the only ones to score for the
Marlins. Norris was stranded

tivanwhile. on Field 2. the
Braves and Devil Rays battled,
with the Braves barely getting
the 11-10 win.
Ullrich smacked a doubled
and pair of singles for the
Bra~ves. He and Tanner Carlton
were triple-tally batters, and
Sarah added a pair of runsa nd
Josh Carlton and Tyson each
added a run.


Name: Sassy

Age: Adult

Sex- Female

Color: Gray Calico with
Black Tiger
Stripes

Coat* Lon


Tail: Long


tail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad. Garden Peas,
Turnip Greens, Juice, Peaches,
Beets, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Oue on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Savory Rice, Corn, Pears'
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal. Sausage
Pizza, Cinnamon Toast, Pears.
Juice, Milk

Po ate T(Tscsad S lad B eket
Beans, Apple Crisp, Juice) and
Milk \ '\
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Sausage
Patty. Cinnamon Toast, Juice.
Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Sal-
ad, Potato Rounds. Green
Beans, Whole Kernel Corn,
Stra berries & Peaches, Juice)

F"R_1AY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Milk

oni Pzc (T~o se~do SldP r-
Potato. Broccoli Normandy,
Corn, Juice, Pears) and Milk


The term "bowdlerize,"
meaning "to remove objec-
tionable or vulgar material
from a work," is named for
Toma Bowded, tn gi

tion of Shakespeare.


Another senior, Adilene
Macedo, increased the C& J to
her best. I15 pounds, addin
125 in the bench for a 240 total
good noub for third Ilc i
toe 169dij r pce in
tSoph Marissa Shivers also
increased her C&J to 110
pounds, giving her a 210 and
10th place in very busy 199
division.
Senior Katie Bryan scored
85-85 for a 170 total but did not
place in her 129 division.
Other girls with the squad
this year are Deserea New-
comb, Alivia Daniels, Nicole


Bromley, Cassy Southerland
and Charity Webb.
"This was an enjoyable
goroup. I'm looking forward to
next' -year. It will be hard to
repla'c"e four dedicated seniors,
and we need more underclass-
men," concluded coach Jan
Brutus.

Writing became such a
process of discovery that 1
couldn't wait to get to work
in the morning: I wanted to
know what I was going to
say.
-Sharon O'Brien


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate .
It wa.;s more of an epilogue
ti~r the eirls weightlifting team

After Haurdee's elite trio
bowed out in sectionals on Jan,
2_4. last week's Travis Todd
Invitational at Av'on Park was
not such an attraction.
Only four Lady 'Cat
iveightlifters attended the meet-
but three of them placed in the
top 10 in competition against
Manatee, Sarasota Booker,
Bradenton Southeast, Sebring,
LatBelle, Port Charlotte and the
host Avon Park.
Senior Samantha Ha~gans im-
proved her bench lift to 75
pounds. With 70 in the clean-
-.1je~rk po dplacd d con din
total of 145 pounds.


AA Boys Standing Close


Weighthiftmng G xrls


FllllSh Season













IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000101
IN THE INTEREST OF:
PD B: 10/21/1996
P., T.
DOB: 10/21/1996
P., A.
DOB: 11/22/1999
P., C.
DOB: 05!17/2002
Children: /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
QN PETITION FOR TERMINATION
QF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Elizabeth Purser
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights under oath has
been filed by the Department of
Children and Family Services in
the above styled Court, for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
the above named children:
D.R
a white male child
born on October 21, 1996
T.R
a white male child
born on October 21, 1996
A.P.
a white male child
born on November 22, 1999
C.R
a white female child
born on May 17, 2002

and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on March 28,
2008, at 8:30 a.m., at the HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, for a MANIFEST
BEST INTEREST HEARING in this
matter,
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME
SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE
ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILDREONRN RMIINATHEN O
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
H VE YN AT ORNEMYA R PR
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in

tesin i Ida or ag ysceon in
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
c edn1. 0 9h5 ing ormp lree ,
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 1ST day of February,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
2:7,14,21,28c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL

HARE U IUNNTY DF RIDA
CASE NO. 252007CA00728

B. HUGH BRADLEY, as CLERK
OF COURTS, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,

vs '

TERRY L. LANCE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the Farmers Home
Administration, FIDELITY INVEST.
MENT FUND, INC., a Florida cor.
portion; and JAMES E. KERSEY,
JR., and wife, LINDA KERSEY,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANT:
TERRY L. LANCE
Post Office Box 956
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing Address

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for an equitable inter-
pleader has been filed against
you, and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on the Plaintiff's attorney,
JOHN W. H. BURTON of Burton &
Burton, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 15 day of February,
2008, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or


immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007CA54025

FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TONY ROGERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TONY ROGERS; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendants./

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TONY ROGERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TONY ROGERS; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RES~
PECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);

Whose residence are/is
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding with
the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, whose name
and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publi-
cation of this Notice, the nature of
this proceeding being a suit for
foreclosure of mortgage against
the following described property,
to wit:


ETATE ALONBDIVRSOON
OF PART OF THE EAST 1/2
ONDTHEE NRHEAESST /4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY,` FLORI-
DATACCORDINEGOFTO THS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
B-1, PAGE 4, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.



AX LNG3 5

If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.

DATED at HARDEE County this
10 day of January, 2008

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk.

In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing special accomoda-
tion to participate i his pocA A

Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings.
If hearing impaired, please call
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service'

Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff 271c

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 FORECj.QStURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur.
suant to a Summary Final


Judgment of Foreclosure
including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated D~ecember
19, 2007, entered in Case No. 25-


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


Dear E~itor:
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my new book "Winds of
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 252008DR000060

AMY M BAGGETT,
VS.
ALBINO GARCIA,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSQ-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: ALBINO GARCIA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: P.O.
BOX 1064, WAUCHULA, FL 33873

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been fled 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
fle 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
1:31, 2:7, 2:14, 2:21c


5(~ r


February 7, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Please don 't feel solrry for m~e. I
don't know what God's plan is
for me, but I'm sure He has a
plan for my life. Idnon 't like fac-
ing life ini a wheelchair; but at
least I'm still alive to do it. It
could be so mulch wor-se.
"I know youe well enough to
know better than to argute withl
you once you ve mande uip loutr
min~d May I kiss youl goodi-
bye?'?"
With eyes ghisten~ing wvith
tears, she nodded. As he leaned
over to give her a soft kiss on
the lips, he said "You know if
you nleed anything or just want
to talk, I'll be rther~efor youl."
As he disappear-ed down thre
hall she let the tears fall.
Happy readinzg! Anld onle
othe,rthing. Be sur-e to tell peo-
ple youe know about "Winlds of
Chtange. Word of mouth is thle
best advertisements my book
could possibly get.
If you would like to see what
I do when I'm not writing or
reading, visit http://freda.myjet-
stream.net or http://freda. the-
mangosteenrevolution.com
Editor's Note: Fredar Doulglas is
a former 23-year r-esiden~t of
Wautchula and nlow lives inl
Alabaina. Shle wor-ked at Thle
Herald-Advocate in adver~tisinlg
anrd writing and wrote a weekly
columnl~ called Fr-eda's Foibles.
While in Wauchucla she was
inlstr~umenltal in promoting th~e
r~estoratzion~ of the City Hall
Auditorium, arnd she and the
late Bill Reid organized the
Hardee County Players. She
canl be reached at 1-256-796-
0651 or F,~redafredabld lws.

Fr-eda Douglas
Alabama


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
Records of Hardee
County, Florida
DATED this 25th day of January,
2008.

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,
Sulte 400
Miami, Florida 33134,
(350) 460-1100

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accomda-
tln hupatciat tin this proC edr
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 jIN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE M~ALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER

PN ENSHMUDSATEFIOE AHCdLAM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE

1:31, 2:7c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252008CA000066

DEVELOPERS GROUP OF TAMPA
BAY, INC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTELENE NICKSON, also
known as MATTALENE NICKSON,
and her unknown spouse, heirs,
d vses~rs jiecre itrs, and
through, under or against her,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANTS:
MATTELENE NICKSON,
also known as MATTAL-
ENE NICKSON, and her
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other
parties claiming by,
through, under or
against her

Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described
property in Hardee County,
Florida:

Begin at SE corner of SE 1/4
of NE 1/4, Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida; and run N 7 1/2
chains; thence West 82
yards to beginning; thence
West 70 yards; thence North
70 yards; thence East 70
yards; thence South 70
yards to beginning, Hardee
County, Florida.

and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton & Burton, P.A., Post Office
Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
33873, on or before the 7 day of
M~lh, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition,

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 29 day of
January, 2008

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
21eputy Clerk


several months.
Then in 2006 I went back to
it. I had it about half done,
when my computer crashed and
took my book to an early grave.
There was no way I could
recapture it because Gary
Gossman, my medical careper-
son, had helped me write the
medical terminolbgy accurate-
ly. nt
I kept the "dead" hard drive.
One day after my new comput-
er came, with no instruction
manuals, I had to know some-
thing so I called Jeff Ussery
who took his lunch hour to help
me.
I told him about the dead hard
drive. He took it and brought
the book back to me the next
day on a CD.
I went back to work on it and
shortly after that moved to
Alabama. I really went to work
then because it took awhile to
get booked up to my wireless
internet connection. And the
rest is history.
Now to give you a taste of
how the book reads. I am going
to give you a glimpse of a short
chapter in the book.

A CHANGE OF HEART
Later on that afternoon
Casey came to see Becca. "I
wondier~ed whent I was going to
see you, Casey. How are you?
"I'm doing fine, but mnore
implortan~t how ar~e you. "
"Other thanr the fact mly back
is broken, and I can't walk, I'm
fin~e. "
Anl uncomrfortacble silence fell
between the two young people,
brokent when Becca said
"Please don't take this the
wrong way, Casey, but I thlink it
would be wlise if we br-oke ucp.
"What makes you say th~at?
"Thlings ar~e ver~y diffe~rentfor
mte. I canl no longer walk, and I
don 't intend to be a bur~den to
you or anybody else, if I can

"Youe wouldn't be a bucrdnen to

"Yes, I would, Casey. Any-
wvay I have to concentrate onl
prearinlg myself for life inl a
pt elchair: Youe deser-ve mlor~e
thant that inl a girlfriend You
showed me some good times
while wye wer-e together; arnd I'mr
rantefitd for. that, but enough's
enot h. I want nothing mlore
thlan for you to be appy, Ccsy.


2007-CA-568 of the Circuit Court
and the seal of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
ary 11, 2008. for Hardee County, Florida where-
in COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
jH BRADLEY INC. is the Plaintiff and JOSE LUIS
of the Courts R. OROZCO AND
OROZCO, unknown spouse of
:onnie Coker JOSE LUIS R. OROZCO, if mar-
Deputy Clerk ried; REYNA OROZCO; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE is/are
1:17,24,31-2:7c Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at in
the City of Wauchula, Florida at
be planted 11:00 occk A.MW., on
ut his eyes Wednesday, the 20th day of
!world. February, 2008, the following
Santayana described property, as set forth in


WITNESS my hand
of this Court on Janu

B. HUG
Clerk (
By: C




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