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Place of Publication: Wauchula, Fla.
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Publication Date: February 14, 2008
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It's $50 Fine Now


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Hlardee County's Hometown Coverage





108th Year, No. 10
3 Sections, 34 Pages


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02/07 84 63 0.00

02/10 76 46 0.00
02/11 76 41 0.oo
02/12 77 53 0.34
TOTAI,9 Raintenltoo02/12/os- 1.73
same period last year -3.17
oUrce ol trPe 0n ..san center


Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.....10C
Community Calendar....5A
Crime Blotter.................4C
Fishing Forecast............5A
Hardee Living................2B
Obits..............................4A
Puzzled..........................7A
Roundup~s......................4A
School Lunch Menus..12B




7 18 12 27 2 9 3


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Dresses are being fitted,
steers groomed and horses sad-


died as folks throulghout thle
community prepare for the 67th
annual Hardee County F~air.
The County Fair will be held


Fecb.18-24 at the f airgro~undls,
west of Wauchula ;at the inter-
section of' Altmnan andl Sten-
strom roads, andt will include


manny pageant~s, exhibits and
fun for the whole famrily-
TIic~ket prices include $5 for
adults. $i3 for children and $30


for the Monday-Saturday Gate
Pass.
Parking is $3, with proceeds
to benefit Project Graduation.
A notable addition to the tra-
ditional fair program will be
T'he Great Frontier Show, which
will feature a Conestoga wagon
pulled by a team of horses, trick
riders, performing horses, cow-
milking by fairgoers them-
selves, a hands-on frontier
museum and such wild animals
as bears, wolves and cougars.
The kickoff for the fair will
begin this Saturday evening at
the Agri-Civic Center at 7 p.m.


as the seniors of Hardee Senior
'High School slip into their high
heels and gowns for the Miss
Hardee County Pageant.
Contestants for the Miss
Hardee County crown include
Ashleigh Alden, Ashley Neu-
hauser, Natalie Green, Amber
Douglas, Samantha Graham,
Kayle Pella, Ciara Chancey and
LeAnna Himrod.
The entertainment for the
Miss Hardee County Pageant
will be local singer Summer
Dunaway. She is the daughter
of Mark and Margaret
See FAIR 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Vying for the title of Miss Hardee County are (front row, from left) Ashleigh Alden, Ashlee Neuhouser, Natalie Green
and Amber Douglas; (back) Samantha Graham, Kayle Pella, Clara~ Chancey and LeAnna Himrod.


THE ISSUE-STAFF
REPORT
County Planner Nick Staszko
presented a report and showed
slides of the proposed Farm-
worker Housing facility for fed-
erally approved guestworkers
from Mexico. He said such
housing is permitted in the
county's Land Development
Code for Agricultural (A-1)
areas with a Site Development
Plan. Not a Special Exception
or Rezone, it does not require
County Commission approval,
just the P&r Z Board.
The site, at the intersection of
a sharp curve on Crewsville
Road after it splits off from
Sweetwater and Fish Branch
roads, is 40 acres. The proposal
is to cut out four acres in the
middle to locate seven conven-
tionally constructed housing
units and a mobile home for the
project manager's residence.
The surrounding 36 acres will
remain producing grove.
Each of the single-story hous-
ing units will have two large
dormitory-style bedrooms for
20-25 workers, plus bathrooms
and kitchen facilities. Each
worker is allotted 50 square feet
of space. There will be wells,
on-site septic tanks and drain
field and a fire-protection sys-
tem.
The workers will be legal
See LABOR CAMP 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Semantics; it all came down
to words, and their interpreta-
tion.
Some took them literally and
voted for approval. Some ques-
tioned what they meant and
whether more information was
needed.
In the end, the Hardee
County Planning and Zoning
Board, Chairman Roger Con-
ley, Vice-Chairman Max Ull-
rich, Charles Parker, James
Barncord. Carl Saunders, Mike
Thompson, Vida Tomlinson,
Oscar Ortiz and Don Chancey,
split their votes on the proposed
farm-labor housing proposed in
the Sweetwa~ter-Crewsville
Road area.
Chancey abstained because
of his consultant status with the
Sweetwater Group. Parker,
Saunders, Thompson and Tom-
linson voted yes. Conley, Ull-
rich, Barncord and Ortiz voted
no.
The 4-4 vote, which came
after over three hours of testi-
mony and comments, elicited
clapping and exultation among
the estimated 120 people in the
room opposing the housing,
brought promise of appeal of
the decision. Accordingly, the
Hardee County Commission
will hear the issue on March 6,
beginning at 1 p.m.


COURTESY PHOTo
Hardee County Junior Miss contestants are (bottom row, from left) Sierra Coronado, Angelica Flores, McKenna
Hellein, Cierra Martinez, Hailey Selph and Veronica Hall; (middle) Meghan Graham, Taylor Bolin, Mary Kate Harris,
Dana Douglas, Smokee Barker, Jenna Williams and Jessica Morris; (in back) Kaitlynn Benton, Brandi Westberry,
Lindsey Martin, Kayla Austin, Julia Martinez and Patience HalI.


offlici II misconduct, graond thetf
of~ af ircui m, resisting~ an officer
wvithout for-ce, tamnpering w\ith a
w~icness. f'abricating physical
evidence and perti thett.
TIhe official misconduct
counts, dealing wvith the alleged
falsification of training records,
were tried in May of last year~.
Jurors acquitted Schcid on the
one county, and wercle hung on
the second.
Tlhatl wa~s the single: count that
wa,~s to be tnedt on Mlonday.
A jury po'1ol' ofbout 70
showed~ up) to serve tha~(t day.
IFourteenl were pllaced in the
~julry~ bo that morning, and~ weree
being qluestione~ by ('ircuit
Judge Mar~lcus .I. IBelle as the~
selcctionl pIro)CeSS bega1.
CourtI. rCceSSe' d for1 lunch, but
Assistantl State Attlorney Stephl-
eni K. Hloulchin andJ defense

did not~.Th pIlcIrosccutionl and~ the
See EX-CHIEF 2A


set for tinal that day in arudcee
Circuit CourtI., Iive otlher.S were
part of the plea deail which will
leave David Williaml Scheid,
49, with no felony criminal
record .
But he will never be a police
officer- again.
Scheid had beeni arrested on
Jaun. 4, 2006, by the IFlorida
Departm'ent ofLa.~ w E~nf'or-c-
ment following ab~out a six-
week probe intoc allegations that
he failsif'ied police trainin
reccordls, soldl gulns that( wer e
held in evidcnce, keptl coins he
gatheredl from a~ burlglarly scene
and other claims.
Scheid wlas chief` of' police in
Zolfo, Spr'ings frlom O)ctober of
2004 until the dlay he wis
bookedl into the liardce C'ounty
Jail by Special Agenti H~ill
Miles. Scheid pocsted a1 $05.'50
bond to ga~in his rcleanse while

CIharges hadl been twvo co~unts


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With 70 pr-ospective jurors
waiting in a courtr-oom nearby,
the former chief of th~e Zolfo
Springs Police Department en-
tered into a plea agreement with
the prosecution on Monday for
all the char-ges pending against
him.
Though only one count was


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PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Many of the speakers and audience wore T-shirts declar-
ing their opposition, "No Labor Camp."


Scheid


Herald- advocate


The


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plus 46 sales tax


SThursday, February 14, 2008


It's Time For The 87th Annual Hardee County Fair!


Labor Camp



Plan Fails



On Tie Vote


Appeal Set For March 6


Ex-Chief Pleads To Charges










2A The Herald-Advocate, February 14, 2008


The Herald-Advoctit
Hardee Counrty's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY ~ ,~;::
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
* Managing Editor


Dunaway of Zolfo Springs.
Tiny tiaras will be given
away this Sunday as 33 kinder-
garten girls compete for Kin-
dergarten Princess. The pageant
will begin at 2 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center.
Monday at 5 p.m. the gates
will be opened and the Exhibi-
tion Hall and Livestock &
Machinery Exhibit will be
ready for the public. There will
be many events held at the
Cattlemen's Arena, starting at
5:30 with the Rabbit Show, fol-
lowed by a Dairy Show at 6:30
and a Grooming Contest at 7.
Monday night will conclude
with the Junior Miss Pageant.
The eighth-grade girl selected
to be the 2008 Junior Miss will
be crowned at the Agri-Civic
Center at 7 p.m.
Contestants for Junior Miss
include Angelica Flores, Kait-
.lynn Benton, Cierra Martinez,
Patience Hall, Veronica Hall
Sirea dCor neado, Hailey Sel h
Morris, Mary Kate Harris
Lindsey Martin, Kayla Austin' '





Continued From 1A
defense instead worked out a
p ea agreement ontde cuant
rea y to be tried ta ay an al
other pending ones as well.
When thle judge, thoeurdre m
dant, te lawyers orom
rtaef nd rhoen poecybe jrs
jurors remained in Courtroom A
while the action shifted to
Cur room B
There, Ezelle accepted a plea
from Scheld and approved the
d til gr mmee hout ben s e

No longer eeded jurors
were sent home.
In accordance with the plea
agreement, Scheid was adjudi-
cated guilty of resisting an offi-
cer without force. Other counts
were either reduced or dropped.
Ezelle withheld adjudication of
guIltm one rduce cags o


ohn cnecEzelle sentenced
Scheld to two years of felony

Shid o ribser t e FL
amount of $3,285.70.
Lastly, and most importantly
dote dS osdecutin ,ende l
police certification within 60
days, effectively ending his law
enforcement career.
If you could drive to the sun at
55 miles per hour, it would
take about 193 years.


The Herald-Advocat welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
intereit Len~ers should be brief, and must be wnsten mn good taste, signed
arid Include a daytime phone number.
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DEIU)LINE~:
Sshlwli-~hursJa~ jpm
Spirns hlonday n~on
Hardcc Ll~lng- rhursdar 5pm
Genrral Nc~j- hlondn; 5pm
Alt-~uesday niron


SUBSCRLPTIONS:
Hardez County
6 months $16. 1 yr. S18. 1 prs. Z~J
Flonda
6 moolhs %20: 1 yr $37: 2 yn P7~
OuI oi Stale
6 moolhs ~21. 1 yr ~JJ. ? yrs -)86


A standing-room-only crowd
placed.


LABOR CAMP
Continued From 1A
seasonal foreign workers,
brought by bus from Mexico
after thorough screening, pho-
tographs and finger-printing by
both the Mexican and American
consulates. Workers may have
no criminal background and
must have a good work record.
They will come for up to 10
months annually and can apply
to return the next season.
The agricultural employers
must provide free housing and
cooking facilities, daily trans-
portation to work and weekly
transportation to town for gro-
cery, bank, laundromat and

other nef worker housing
must remain in the same family
and must be demolished when
no longer used. It cannot
change into private market
housing. The initial approval,
for 10 years, can be extended in
five-year increments as needed.
The staff recommendation
was to approve the request with
a dozen conditions on the
access road, stormwater plan-
ning, annual health inspection
reports and othe issues.


Pa kbase dDDis Entoerpri sn
presented aspects of his farm-
worker housing proposal-
During the lengthy meeting, he
called upon Mike Carlton of
Florida Fruit and Growers
Association; Mike Spears of
Florida Citrus Mutual; Barbara
Carlton, executive director of
the Peace River Growers
Association; Jesse Reyna, a
farmworker contractor; Marty
McKenna, a Sebring grower
who uses federal farmworker
housing; Royce Hefty on the
H2-A housing regulations;
Engineer Kyle Harper; and
Judy Strickland, manager of the
Sorrels grove operation off SR
70 at CR661 in Arcadia, which
has the federal housing program
with about 400 workers-
Davis said his father bought
the subject property in 1955, an
almost-50-year producing

exp for the fracr cnct a
He noted that such housing
was an entitlement in A-1 zon-
ing, not permitted in any other
zoning (listing each). "The only
place for housing farm workers
is in A-1 zoning," he empha-

spi cdessdt pdp ted he h
t H? A farmworker facilities

best people. They want to come

bcas hey mt e tkwo ordtharn

behave so they can come back
the next year," Davis said.

FIrid Ilytatut on di c imitn
tion, encouraging farmwor~ker
housing and saying people may
not cite land use to discourage
such occupation.
Those with him spoke about
the need for farmworkers,
specifically to handle the $100
million citrus crop in Hardee
County. Agricultural production
is important to the community
and the higher standards of fed-
eral farmworkers and housing
plans are "highly thought out,
not the cheapest or easiest way
to go, but the right way."
Estimates of getting the
workers were $1,500 each for
constructing housing and trans-
portation to the area, considered
"a good investment to get good,
honest workers. There is
tremendous efforts on getting
the right people." If there are
any problems with a worker, he


Smokee Barker, Jenna Will-
iams, Julia Martinez, Dana
Douglas, Taylor Bolin,
McKenna Hellein and Meghan
Graham.
On Tuesday the gates will
open at the normal time of 5
p.m. along with the exhibits.
The Midway also opens at 5,
and offers the Midway Special
for 10 rides for only $10.
At 5, the Poultry Showman-
ship will begin followed by the
Swine Show at 7 p.m.
Many students will be eager
to head on down to the County
Fair on Wednesday, for the
Children's Day fair special.
High-school students and under
are admitted free and can buy
armbands for $15 that last from
3 in the afternoon until closing.
The gates and exhibits will
open at 2 p.m. and Midway at 3.
The Breeding and Heifer Show
will kick off at 6, ~followed by
the` Steer Show and Beef

S he gae ill be opened at 5
on Thursday, along with the
Midway. The Midway Special
will continue to be offered to
the public. At 5:30 p.m. the
Farm Credit Livestock Buyers
Dinner will be held at the Agri_
Civic Center.
Many local and visiting buy
ers will pull out their check-
books Thursday night at 7 when
the FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale
begins at the Cattlemen's
Arena
Friday is the day many fair
lovers anticipate, as the annual
"Midnight Madness" be ins
that night after 9. Admission is
free with the purchase of an
armband. However, before the
madness can begin the Prince
a Pritees Paenct nt bena
7el a h gri-ii Cetr
Contestants include a boy and

rde oc as oo fro eaho
sc oo s. h
hCowboyds will saddle up t eir
aortes akicpractsc teirer rospf
`the Ranch Rudpeo at thpe arena
beginning at 7 p.m. The rodeo

acll i cilud ii ao mlig

dctt in eao mutton busting
Saturday Feb. 23, the gates



At 4, 22 fifth- rade girs will
com ete for the 2008 Little
eiss Haradne w o tyhPae n
A ri- iic Center
EAlso starting at 4 will be a
Mexican band followed by
Mexican bull riding and mutton
busting at the arena at 7 p.m.
The 2008 Hardee County Fair
will conclude Sunday, Feb. 24,
with the last day of midway fun
starting at 1 p.m. There are no
gate admission charges for the
last day of the fair. Buddy Day
will also be held on Sunday,
with the offer of armbands for
$15 or two for $25.
Don't forget to head on down
for some good Home-cooked
finger-lickin' food at the
Cowbelles Kitchen, which will
be serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner. The menu will include
tasty homemade desserts, ham-
burgers, hot dogs, beef stew,
barbecue sandwiches and
french fries.


i:Ii,~l~~~~~F~~~~~l~

Among the Planning and Zoning Board members assembled were (from left) Vida
Tomlinson, Roger Conleyr; Mike Thompson and Carl Saunders. Others were Charles
Parker, James Barncord, Max UI/rich, Oscar Ortiz and Don Chancey, who abstained
from the vote.


is prohibited from coming back
for five to 10 years.
Davis said the 150 workers
would harvest about 1.3 million
boxes of citrus for him and
friends such as Bill Crews,
Mike Prescott, Jay Clark and
Others. They woDid work "sub-.
stantially" in Hiirdee County, a

prorm teng tla thet wrk vo
the area they live in.
Strickland said farmworker
housing was not "an adverse
facility. Sorrells had renovated
some of its own two-story
buildings and were regulated by
at least five state and federal
agencies. There had been no
need for law enforcement pres-
ence in the eight years of its
operation.
She said she checks each
facility daily and takes workers
for medical care, at their
expense. "If there is a need for
extended medical care, most
workers prefer to return to their
native area for medical care and
are transported home."

COMMUNITY RESPONSE
Twenty of the estimated 120
residents of the Sweetwater-
Fish Branch-Crewsville com-


o hse presn ha dToTsph
noting "No Labor Camp." Their
petition aainst this farmworkers
housing n their community
now had over 330 signatures,
they said. --
Although initial comments
ce altered on preobil t s ,m ha


comment s see lnot againec the
nized the need for farmnworkers,



Several said there would be
no way to control alcohol or
trgeven hprostituxion,O cms
noted the distance from emery.
agency medical facilities and law
enforcement. Sheriff's Depart-
ment Col. Arnold Lanier- was
asked and gave his opinion that
it was too far for effective
police coverage. "It would take
at least 20 minutes to get ther-e,
if needed. It would be better if' it
were mor-e centr~ally located."
Wauchula City Attorney Cliff
Ables, speaking as a resident of
the greater community, stressed
that the proposal might not
meet the Comp P'lan1 require-
ment for "single-family de-
tached dwelling, a far~mworker
housing 'development' of' n\:
more than one dwelling per five
gross acres. It does not include
hotels, lodging homes or group
housing," Ables said.
Former County Comnmiss-
ioner Royce Tyson, a resident


Joe L. Davis took a long time explaining his proposal and
countering opposing comments from the huge audl-
ence.


do et precoe ''t hed cmetm
e .
Board attorney Ken Evers,
also the County Commission
attorney, gave his opinion that
the board should act on the
information available. "There is
a process to change the Comp
lneaindshLhR. Whepthen ynit

LD you havomop make a deci-
ston."

"Bsed on lie at oney'

motion to postpone the issue
without a second.
apllompson mad ac oion o
recommended. Saunders said,
"Our hands are tied," and sec-
onded the motion. fie
As noted aove, it file on a
split vote and was a most im-
mediately appealed.
Davis requested a specific
reason. Chairman Conley said,
'compatibility, the suitability
of the site. The land use is not
compatible with the surro d-
ing area."
Davis said 200 people against
it and compatibility were not
grounds for denial. "It does not
require a Special Exception or
Rezone. It meets A-1 require-
ments," he concluded.


iThose who bring sunshine to
the I~ves of others cannot
keep it from themselves.
~Sir James Mi. Barrie


Ditrict 5 p-ose area, aidt h
had helped "write the Comp
Plan because a state statute said
one had to be adopted. We knew
it would have to be changed and
corrlected over the years. That
was done as things came up and
11e nv gt to this one "
ttiln t n th chc t 11 w
faumwor~ker hou ing iut n trc

limiting it to agricultural areas,

,u iot tntenlded that "it t e

should not set a precedent."
Other speakers noted that

mo- bss 1) ti~uit o Ie nik
in the county. "What about the
other 90 percent than what Mr.
Davis handles for him and his
fr-iends? Will there be nine more
such housing units, in farm res.
idential areas?." they asked.
Other counties, such as Polk
and Highlands had denied it,
why would H-ar~dee approve it.
they questioned

DECISION
After nearly three-and-a half
hours oIf back-and-forth discus.
sion, the board was nearly ready
to act. B3arncord made a motion
to postpone" a decision until
more infor~lmatio n was a\vail
able. Ullriich seconded it. "'I
want to do more resear~ch on the
Land D~evelopment Regula-
tions. I can't believe a nursing
home, hospital or other group
fa~cility is not permitted in A-1


PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
jammed the commission board room although several extra rows of seats had been


FIRFA
Continued From 1A














































2008 Hardee W3ildcat Tennis


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
To consider a Development Order on an application for
Development Approval for a Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) and approving a Master Mining and
Reclamation Plan, a Major Special Exception Use
Permit Application and a Unit Plan Application filed by
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC for the
South Fort Meade-Hardee County Mine

Thursday, April 17 2008, at 6:00 P.MI.
or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Courth uso Amnex, 412 West Orange Street,
copies of the documents relating to these reports are available for public
inspection during regular office hours at office of the Hardee County
Mining Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. AII interested
persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision the
Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although
minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal
any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at
least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.

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February 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sale of mausoleum spaces
and paying city streets were ap-
proved Monday night.
The Wauchula City Commis-
sion tackled both issues in dis-
cussions at the conclusion of its
regular monthly meeting.
City Manager Rick Giroux
announced that street paying
would begin in March. He
passed out a list of the streets
deemed most in need of repair
and said there is a limit of
$250,000 available this year,
the first time in six years for any
paying. "Then, hopefully, we'll
be able to chip away at the rest
of the list in subsequent years,"
he said.
In answer to a question from
Commissioner Ken Lambert,
Giroux said the current work
would not address drainage
issues which are usually expen-
sive to remedy and would
rapidly spend the allotted
monies. This would be a
milling and resurfacing to 1-1/2
inches
Lambert also said there were
some unpaved roads which
needed attention, but under-
stood why they might have to
be deferred
Commissioner Troy Brant, a
funeral director, talked about
the city's mausoleum, pur-
chased eight or nine years ago
and still lying vacant. He has
clients who want three of the
shpaes and Fpiad $2,00 frec
James Braddock said he was
holding the check and hoped
the commission could make a
decision.
After discussing the separate
fees for a silicon lining and
crypt tray, commissioners voted
unanimously to sell the 12
spaces at $2,000 each instead of
the $2,500 apiece originally set.
Attorney Cliff Ables will pre-
pare such an ordinance for the
March 10 meeting.

In other action, the commis-

Approved an ordinance
updating the city's five-year
capital improvement plan.
Approved first reading of
ordinances to change the future
land use classification of a 9.8-
acre property off Martin Luther
Kmng Jr. Avenue between
Apostolic and Honeysuckle
from county Town center to


city low density residential and
also changing the zoning classi-
fication from county R-2 Two
Family Residential to City R-2
Single Family Residential/Du-
plexes. The city has already
annexed the property at the
owner's request.
Reappointed Candace
Prestoq to the city's Historic
Preservation Board-
Approved an ordinance
setting monthly rates for securi-
ty lights. Although they are
lower than Bartow or Fort
Meade, Commission Chairman
David Royal said, "I would
rather have a lower rate and
have people have the lights then
not have them and have a lot of
dark corners."
The fees range from $8.50 for
a 100 KWH light up to $50 for
a 1,500 KWL light. The charge
for installation or replacement
of a pole for a security light is
$75.
Approved a resolution for
the condemnation and removal
of two unsafe and unsanitary
buildings on a parcel on South
Eighth Avenue. Despite numer-
ous citations and requests, the
owner has failed to improve the
situation, commissioners were
told.
t- Approved two resolutions


for police department purchas-
es. One is a $2,770 grant for the
purchase of shotguns and the
other is for the use of $8,000
from the law enforcement trust
fu~nd of money confiscated dur-
ing criminal proceedings. That
money will be used for an
enclosed tandem axle cargo
trailer and equipment to be a
mobile command post.
Approved a resolution
accepting the airport master'
plan update recently completed.
Asked Ables to prepare
an ordinance for the March
meeting incorporating the state
Department of Transportation
signage requirements into the
city ordinance on them so they
will coincide.
Honored the request to
close city offices an extra day
for Christmas this year because
it is on a Thursday. Deciding
that it would be hard to get
work done late Wednesday, the
commission decided to close
offices at noon Wednesday and
remain closed until Monday.
Dec. 29.

Do things for others and you'II
find your self-consciousness
evaporating like morning dew.
~Dale Carnegie


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee tennis teams got
their seasons under way on
Monday.
They hosted Lake Placid in a
dual match at the Wauchula
City Courts, the home venue for
the Hardee squads. Hardee girls
won 4-3 and the boys lost 3-4
against r\ pair of determined
Green Dragon squads.
The only other match this
week with the girls visit from
Fort Meade on Tuesday.
The Wildcats host Sebring on
Monday at 4 p.m. Both teams
will greet the Sarasota Booker
Tornadoes next Thursday at 4
p~m.
February closes with four
more home matches, the girls
against Sebring on Feb. 25 and
Avon Park on Feb. 27. Both
teams will face Braden River on
Feb. 28 and the Avon Park boys
visit on Feb. 29.
Both Hardee teams had round
robin matches among the play-
ers to decide the playing order.
For the girls junior Kaitlin
Justice opened in the number
one slot, slipping to Dragon


Sydney Stewart 6-1 in the first
set but pushing the second to
extra play in a 7-5 loss.
Junior Shelby Durrance was
next, also fighting hard in a 6-2,
6-1 loss to Sh~ayna Reasbeck.
Hardee then began picking up
wins. At number three, senior
Natalie Green defeated Nahla
Aabuauf 6-1, 6-1. In the num-
ber four slot, it was junior Clara
Durrance also winning 6-1, 6-1
over Ana Heredia. In the fifth
singles slot, junior Amanda
Porter ran past Michelle Barajas
6-1, 6-0.
Justice and IGreen played the
number one doubles and lost a
pro-set match 8-2 to Stew-
art/Reasbeck. Hardee swept the
number two singles and the
match with an 8-1 win for Clara
Durrance and Porter over
Abuauf/Heredia.
Other girls on the Lady Wild-
cat squad under new coach
Barbara Leupold are seniors
Samantha Hagans, Marissa Hall
and Savannah Palmer, junior
Tina Lee, sop~h Kayla Woods
and freshmen Kate Krause,
Kendall Robertson and Emily
Williams.


Several of the Hardee boys
senior Drew Macias, and
juniors Dusty Spears and Isaac
Vasquez missed the first
match. It was the first-ever
match for senior Mike Torres,
and freshmen Dylan Justice and
Justin Fones, "and we still
almost won," said coach Ken
Leupold.
Junior Jake Crews opened at
the number one slot and battled
against Martin Osejuera in a 6-
3, 6-2 loss. Classmate Joe
Porter handled Andy Olivares
in a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Torres got
his first win, 6-1 7-6 (0) over
Michael Wilkes-
Justice lost his opening match
6-1, 6-2 to Shane Stayer and
Fones also slipped to Michael
Trujillo 6-3, 6-0-
In the number one doubles,
Crews and Porter were down 6-
5 and came back to win the pro-
set 8-6. Torres and Justice lost
8-1 to Wilkes/Stayer.
Others on the Hardee boys
team are senior Coby Battles,
junior Wade Aubrey, soph
Jimmy Sasser, and frosh Hunter
Henderson,


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Waruchula. dliedt. Tluesdal.l Ieb
ruary 5. 2008.. in Sebhring
Biorn in Manc~hester.. Ohic,
on June 6,. 1)1.5. he caime to
Wauc~hula fromlT D)ayton. Ohl( In
1980. 110 was; l an dminillirator ~l
in finance and acco~unting for
Na~tional Management As~socia-
tion. member of Masonic
Lodge Mystic #4105 in Dayto~n.
Ohio, for over 50) years and
member of the F:irst Methodist
Church of Wauchola.
H-e was preceded in death by
his wife Annie Dora Thompson
in November 2-007.
He is survived by a son.
Bruce Thompson of Flat Roci.
N.C'.; two grandsonS. Jeff
Thompson and wife Mary
Anne. and Kirk Thompson and
wife Tricia; and four giret-
grandchildren. Jessica. Josh.
lason and Michelle.
Visitation was Friday 9 to
9:.30 at the fulnerl homent. fol-
lowe~d by gr~aveside services ~t
Waulchola Cemecteryv at 10 a.m~.
\\ith~ Pa~stor Buddy RogersI.? offi.

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PEGGY ]EAN
BROWN
PeggY Jean B3r(,w n. 77. of
Bowling Green. used Mo~n-
day. Februars I1. 2008 In

SeBorng Oct. I8, 19.30 in
Boln re ae sidemwas a
of the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green. -
She was pR:ceded in death
by tier par~ebfi.s Muriel Er~nest
Brown and Rachel Louise
Huddleston Brow\n.
She is survived by' a sister'
Ernestine B. Durrance of
Bowling Green: an uncle'
Alymn "Bubby Huddleston;
three nephews, Romnie Dur-
rance and wife Diana, Br~uce
Durrance and wife Janice'
and Jeffri Durrance and wife
Jo; four great-nieces and
great-nephews, Bobby and
Shawn Durrance,. Heather
Diaz and Sharon Rivers; and
eight great-great-nieces and
great-great-nephews.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Greense thlo dby an 11

Jim Williams officiating. In-
terment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memor-
ial donations may be made to
the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green building fund
or Ridge Area ARC, 120 E.
College Dr., Avon Pa~k
33825.


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I'veesI Jean11 Bro~wn. 77. of
IIowLin (;reenI. dieCd Monldaly.
Iebruart\ I1. 2008X In Schring.


president aInd membenh r ~fthce
I Irst H~apti4t ('hlrC~h of Bo~wling
Gree~n.
She was preceded in death by
her p"rents Muriel E~rnest
Brown and Rachel Locuise
Iluddlesto~n Brown.
She is sur~vived by a sister,
E'rnesulne B. D~urrance of
Bowling Gireen; an uncle. Alvin
"Bubby" Htuddlesto~n: three
nephews. Ronnie D~urrance and
wife Diana. Bruce: Durrance
and wife Janice. a~nd Jeffri
Durrance and w~ifeC Jo; fo)ur
great-nieces and great-
nephews; and eight great-g~reat-
nieces and great-great-
nephews.
Visitation was Wednesday
fro~m 10 to 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green. followed by an 11 a.m.
service with the Rev. Jim
Williams oflficiating. Interment
f'ollowed in Bowling Gjreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers. memorial
donations may be made to the
First Baptist C.hurch of Bowling
Green b~uildine fund or Ridge
Area ARC'. 12_0 E. College Dr..
A\von Parkl 331825.
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KATHRYN DIANE
HEATH
Kathryn Diane Heath. 63, .
of' Crewsville. died 'Tuesday,
Fbruary 5, 2008, at her

Born in Clewiston on May
3. 19441. she moved to Crews-
ville in 19)74. She was social
services director at Har~dee
Manor Care Center and a
Ba tist
She is survived by her hus-
band, Tom H-eath of Crews-
ville; a son. Tom Heath Jr. of
Winter Haven; a daughter
Michele Martin of Zolfo
Springs; a brother. John
Walker of Cocou; a sister,
Donna Besch of' Sebring; and
five gr~andchildr~en
Visitation was Friday from
1-2 p.m. at Crcewsville Bethel
Baptist Clhurch. Services
were at the church at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. Terry Hudson
officiaintig Interment fol-
lowed in the church ceme-
ter .



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JOE)1L H. "HIJDD)Y" WELLIS
.hoel B. "Buddyv" Wells, 70).
ofI Bowling Gireen. died Saturr-
dlay. February 9. 2008. at home.
Rorn in Tlurkey Creek on
Sept. 11. 1937. he came to,
Ha;rdee County 40 years afo
from California. He was a UI.S.
Army veteran, self-employed in
window timing and worked in
the phosphate industry.
H~e is survived by four sons-
Joseph William Wells of
Pinellas Park. Timothy Edward
Wells and wife Laura of
Bowling Green. Phillip Steven
Wells and wife Karen Lynn of
Tampa and Daniel Alan Wells
and wife Melinda of Wauchula;
a brother. Wesley James Wells
and wife Joann of Bowling
Green; four sisters. Roxie
Lunsford o~f Lithia. Lois Pearce
of Sebring. Betty Ann HIarris
and husband Bobby Joe of
Avon Pa~rk. and Doris Snell if
Tallahassee; nine grandchil-
dren. Kristopher Phillip Wells
and wife Dee. Courtney
Michelle Wells. Candice Marie
Wells. Clemons Buck Wells.
Whitney Kairlin Wells. Mattie
Louise Wells. Bailey Rebecca
Wells. Ava Sophia Wells and
Myal Grace Wells; and a great.
grandson. Kayden Kristopher
Wells
Visitation is 7 to, 9 tonight
(Trhursday) at the funeral home.
Memorial services ar~e 10 a.m.
tomorrow (Friday) at Lake Dale
Baptist. Church with the Rev.
Scott Waldron o~fficiating.
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PETER L.
THOMPSON
Peter L. Thompson. 92, of
Wauchula, died. Tuesday,
Febr-uary 5, 2008, in Sebring.
Born in Manchester, Ohio,
on aume 6, 1nst'> he can@ t
in 19)80. He was an adminis-
trator in finance and account-
ing for National Management
Association, gembm r4 o
in Dayton, Ohio for over 50
years and member of the First
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula.
He was preceded in death
by his wife Annie Dora
Thompson in November
2007.
He is survived by a son,
Bruce Thompson of Flat
Rock, N.C.; two grandsons,
Jeff Thompson and wife
Mary Anne, and Kirk
Thompson and wife Tr~icia;
and four- great-grandchildren,
Jessica, Josh, Jason and
Michelle.
Visitation was Friday 9 to
9:30 at the funeral home, fol-
lowed by gr-aveside services
at Wauchula Cemetery at 10
a.m. with Pastor Buddy
Rogers officiating,



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BornMai1_7. 1932. in
lexasi. hec ca;me to II;ndlcee
(cournt! .i0 !cour\ agoi frrm
I'c\as 110 was;I a c~ilrus glrove
~laborer. a1 Natio~nal G;uard veter-
;In a~nd member of St. Mic~hael
(`atholic ChulrchI.
Ile is survviedt by three so~ns.
Robhert Nujorl of Deunver. (colo..
Johnny Ruiz of Santa~ Ros~.
Tex~uas. and (oncepion Najor of
Georiu;seven daughters.
VirgFinia Giuajardo~ of Wa~uchula.
Carol Pulido of Pennsylvania.
Monse Ruix of Wauchula,
E-nriquela Ganrcia of Bowling
Green. Reyes Pulido of
Gerorgia. L~ydia Colchudo of
Bowling Gireen. and Mary
Najor of Housto~n. Terxas: a
brother. Agapito, Ruiz of ~lTexas:
32 grandchildren; and 73 freat-
gran;~dchildren.
VilItation and Mass was hetld
o~n Sat~urday at the: funeral
home.
Roharts Family
Puneral Hoame
Wasuchula


ALVINO RAMIIREZ
Alvlino Ram~lirez. 31, of WauL-
chuln. died Wedlnesday. January
30. 2008. in Wauchula. Bo~rn in

19)76. he camen to, Harldee
Count\ two, year's ago fr m ~'.,
Mexico,. Hlc wa~s employed~ in
Fruit harvesting.
Hec is surl ivel by f'ather
Efrina~ Ramire~z; 1110, bro~hers.
Jilbertoo Ramirez and Mavnor
Ramniirez: and three sisters.
Nancy\ Ramirez. Selena Rami-
rez7 and Jene~nlle: Ramirez.
a ~l.rices w~ill be in Mexicco at
Robarts Family
Funeral Hlome
Waucrhula

Man is a knot, a web, a mesh
into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships
matter.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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JOEL B. "BUDDY"
WELLS
Joel B. "Buddy" Wells. 70'
of Bowling Green. died
Saturday. February 9,. 2008'
at home.
13orn in Turkey Creek on
Sept. I1. 1937. he came to
Hardee County 40 years ago
from California. He was a
U.S. Army veteran. self-
employed in window tinting
andduworked in the phosphate
He is survived by four
sons. Joseph William Wells
of Pinellas Park, Timothy
Edward Wells and wife Laura
of Bowling Green, Phillip
Steven Wells and wife Kuren
Lynn of Ta~mpa and Daniel
Alan Wells and wife: Melinda
of Wauchula; a brother,
Wesley James Wells and whife
Joann of Bowling Green;
f"'L rites, R xeP Lunfor
Sebring. Betty Ann Harrnis
'o Puk. ado aoi Sn
of' Ta~llahassee; nine grand-
< I e and rif pD e, Pl up
ney Michelle Wells, Candice
Marie Wells. Clemons Buck
Well 5, Whi iney K ai tlin
Wells. Mattie Louise Wells,
Bailey Rebecca Wells, Ava
Sophia Wells and Mya Grace
Wells; and a gr~eat-gra3ndson.
Kayden Kristopher Wells
Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight
(ThintrulM ot ithee vfulseral

10 a.m. tomorroww (Friday) at
Lake Dale Baptist Church
"it th ev. Sc nt Waldr~on


o i! intip Meoi sr
vices are 10 a.m. tomorrow
(Friday) at Lake Dale Baptist
Church with the Rev. Scott
Waldron officiating.


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PlayerS Hold
Drama Auditions
Auditions for the spring
production of "Blithe Spirit,"
will be this weekend. The
Hardee County Players will
have auditions at 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and
2 p.m. Sunday.
Anyone interested in being
in the play should come to
auditions prepared to read
parts from the script.
Auditions are at the Historic
City Hall Auditorium, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula. For
more information, visit the
website www.hardeecounty-
players.com and select audi-
tions or call 767-1220.


Benefit Set To
Aid Sick Baby
A benefit to help with med-
ical expenses for 17-month-
old Jaelyn Rogers of Zolfo
Springs, who suffers from
brain cancer, will be held this
Saturday beginning at noon
at Peggy's Corral East, 3315
SR 64 W., Wauchula.
The fund raiser will feature
Nashville recording artist
Billy Halterman and his
country-western Wild South
Band. There will be barbe-
cue plates for $5, home-
made baked goods for sale,
a 50/50 raffle and drawings
for prizes.

COunty Fair
Exhibits Due
Those wishing to enter into
the competitions at the up-
coming Hardee County Fair
must do so this weekend.
Fine arts entries are due
from 9 a.m. tci noon on
Saturday. Arts, crafts and
foods are due Sunday from 1
to 4 p.m. Entries must be

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chula.


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ALVINO
RAMIREZ
Alvino Ramirez, 31, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
January 30, 2008, in Wau-
chula. Born in Tapachula,
Mexico on Aug. 11, 1976, he
came to Hardee County two
years ago from Mexico. He
was employed in fruit har-
vestmng.
He is sur-vived by father
Efrina Ralmirez; two broth-
ers, Jilberto Ramir-ez and
Maynor Ramir-ez; and thr-ee
sisters, Nancy Ramirez,
Selena Ramir-ez and Jenelle
Ramirez.
Services will be in Mexico
at a later date.




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MIGUEL
RUIZ
Miguel Ruiz, 75, of Wau-
chula, died on T~hurrsday, Feb-
ruary 7, 2008, in Auburndale.
Born May 12, 1932, in
Texas, he came to Hardee
County 30 years ago from
Texas. He was a citrus grove
laborer, a National Guard
veteran and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
He is survived by three
sons, Robert Najor of Den-
ver, Colo., Johnny Ruiz of
Santa Rosa, Texas, and Con-
cepcion Najor of Georgia;
seven daughters, Virginia
Guajardo of Wauchula, Carol
Pulido of Pennsylvania,
EMeno Ruet r Wauchulna
Green, Reyes Pulido of
Georgia, Lydia Colchado of
Bowling Green, and .Mary
Najor of Houston, Texas; a
brother, Agapito Ruiz of
Texas; 32 grandchildren; and
73 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Mass was
held on Saturday at the funer-
al home.


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KATHRYN DIANE H-EATH l
Kathryn Diane Heath. 6.3, of
Crewsville. died Tuesday, F~eb-
muary 5, 2008. at her home.
Born in Clewviston on May 3,
19-44, she moved to Crewsville
in 19)74. She wras social services
director at Hardee Manor Cale
Center and a Baptist.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Tom Heath of Crewsville;
a son, Tom Heath Jr. of Winter
Haven; a daughter. Michele
Martin of Zolfo Springs, a
brother. John Walker- oft Cocoa;
a sister, Donna Besch of Se-
bring; and five grandchildren.
Visitation was Fr~iday from 1-
2 p~m at Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church. Ser~ic~es were
at the church at 2 p.m. with the
Rev. Terry Hudson officiating.
Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Robarts Famil?
Funeral Home
Wauchula


VIRGINIA DWVAN

Virginma Dwaln Thoma~s. 418.
of Fort Meade, died Sunday'
February 10, 2008. in Stuart.
Born Feb. 22, 1'959 in Wau-
c~hula. she came to For~t Meade
from Indiantown in 1969. She
was a1 homemaker and of the
Baptist faith-
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Chance M. Drutt of Indian-
town; parents James C. and
Virginia C. Thomas of Frost-
proof; and two brothers, Walter
Dwight Thomas of Stuart and
I tol nwayne Thomas of
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Funeral services
are tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at
the funeral home with the Rev.
Joe Parrish officiating. Inter-
ment .follows in Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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meeting, Room 102, Court-
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Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.


Sheriff Opens
Firearms Range
The Hardee County
Sheriff's Office Firearms
Range will open to the public
one day this month, next
Tuesday from noon until 3
p.m. It will close at 12:30 if
no citizens have arrived by
then. All participants are
required to sign a waiver of
liability and pay a $6 fee per
adult per day. Shooters may
purchase targets at the
range.
The range will be open for
the remainder of the year,
starting inl March, one week-
day an son cStaurd y.= T
Airport Road, about three
mies Lato tonwdtn t f nat
proceed on the dirt road past
the landfill entry road. For
more information, call Sgt.
Barry Schnable at 773-0304,
ext. 225 or visit the website
at www.hardeeso.com.


Health Screens
Set For Feb. 28
Screenings for risks of
stroke, heart rhythm, irregu-
lar heart beat, bone density,
abdominal aortic aneurysms
and hardening of the arteries
will be available locally on
Feb. 28, with appointments
bieLin eSre nig will offer
te t ss at hhe First20Unit d
Svneh A e.,toWauchula, ut.

trd.t Fie tss eost $49
tion, or to schedule an
appointment, call 1-877-237-
1287 or visit the website
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issue incorrectly noted the
Tem'ssrecr aA h dMrn
teverde Academy compe-
tition on Jan. 19. The team
lost only to South Fork and
placed second in the pres-
tigious competition.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
yuabelieve we have p nnte
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
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Backyard Division (sponsored by Farm Credit of SW Florida)
1st Place Overall: Big J's BBQ, Jason Gray, Wauchula
2nd Place Overati; Poysl Que, Richard Marshall, Sun City Center
3rd Place Overhlf: Cancer Crew, Wauchula
(English Che~vrolet and Krause Grover Service)


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Grillin' & Chillin' On Mlain Finger Lickin' Fun!


COURTESY PHOTO BY MEGAN McKIBBEN
Grand Champion winners Michael Leonardo (left) and Jimmy Brod, of Woodhouse Grill
in Sebring, received their trophy from Main Street Wauchula Inc. board member Linda
Oldham.


: \ COURTESYY PHOTO BY MEGAN McKIBBEN
The McGruffs tearm d ses up dinners for hungry crowds.


COURTESY PHOTO BY MEGAN McKlBBEN
Main Street and Seventh Avenue in downtown Wauchula were closed to traffic and
opened up to barbecue enthusiasts and fun times.


COURTESY PHOTO BY MEGAN McKIBBEN
Linda Oldham presents the People's Choice Award to Tim Reynolds of Clewiston, for
winners Pig In Or Pig Out.


COURTESY PHOTO BY MEGAN McKlBBEN
Samples are prepared assembly-line fashion for the People's Choice Award by volun-
teers from Hardee Senior High School's Student Council, Lionettes, Future Farmer of
America and Key Club.


Fourth Annrual Grillin' & Chillin' on Main

Sponsored by Main Street Wauchula Inc.


1127 Teams
Chili and De ~itContest (sponsored by Albritton Insurance Co.)

1st Place--Wauchula` Police Department
2nd Place- Big Papaa's B BQ Team
3rd Place--Pig in Or' Pig Out, Clewiston
Dessert:
1st Place--J Macki Cookers, Melinda Ford, Bardwell, Ky.
2nd Place--Holly Collins, Wauchula
3yd Place--Java Cafe', Wauchula
Pedeo~~plesChe Winner (sponsored by Java Cafe')
;: t ~ "~ Pig in Or Pig Out
Final Cut and $15~ck M~illy bands (sponsored by Vandolah Power Co.)

Grand Champion Winner (sponsored by CF Industries)
The Woodhoulse Grill, Michael Leonardo, Sebring


COU~RTESY' PHOTO BY MIEGA~N McKIBBEN
Backyard Division winner was Big J's BBQ. Jason Gray of Wauchula accepts the award
from Linda Oldham, Main Street board member.


Reseirve Champion (sponsored by Mosaic)
Homes BBQ.com, Kevin Bevington, Oviedo
Brisket: Home BBQ.com
Pork: ~Pig In Or Pig Out
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grasses recover: Pastures were greening up. In Sumter C~unty,
there has been little rain and pastures were drying up. In the south-
western areas, pasture was very poor to excellent with most poor to
fair due to drought. Pastures were dry in De Soto County.
Statewide, cattle condition was very poor to good with most in fair
condition.

CITRUS
During the past week, temperatures ranged from the high 40s
at night to the mid 80s during the day. Overall, temperatures have
been above average for the last week. Scattered light rainfall
brought a quarter of an inch or less of precipitation to central and
western citrus locations. The rest of the citrus-producing region did
not record any significant rainfall. Groves and trees were in good
condition in well-cared-for groves. New bloom and new growth
has been negligible in all areas. Growers continued fertilization and
irrigation practices. Caretakers were mowing, hedging, topping,
herbiciding, and spraying pesticides. Some growers were pushing
large areas that have trees affected with greening. Others were
pushing only those trees affected and were spraying to combat the
Citrus Psyllid. Honey tangerine harvest, at just over one hundred
thousand boxes weekly, was expected to pick up slightly and hold
constant for the next several weeks. Grapefruit was being harvest-
ed almost equally for the fresh and processed market. Early and
midseason orange harvest was expected to stay at about the five
million box level through early to mid-March before decreasing
and transitioning to Valencia. Varieties harvested included early,
midseason, Navel, and Temple oranges; grapefruit; Sunburst and
Honey tangerines; and tangelos.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Mild temperatures prevailed across the State last week with
daytime highs in the upper 80s for the southern Peninsula and areas
of the central Peninsula. Daytime lows were in the 30s for the
Panhandle and parts of the central Peninsula. Scattered showers
were reported across the State with a quarter of an inch or more
reported in St. Johns, Osceola, Jackson, Hardee, and Gadsden
counties. Major cities averaged lows in the 40s, 50s and 60s; highs
averaged in the 70s and 80s.

FIELD CROPS
This was a good week for field activity in the southern
Peninsula; potatoes continued to be harvested and the spring crop
looked fair. In central Florida, potato growers conti-nued planting
and expected to be completed next week. Hay supply was low in
the Panhandle; however, winter wheat had all been planted and was
in good condition. Surface moisture was reported in good condition
for much of the northern counties but subsurface moisture was still
deficient. Topsoil moisture was mostly adequate in the Panhandle;
short to adequate in the central Peninsula, and subsoil moisture
mostly adequate; very short to short topsoil moisture in the south-
ern Peninsula but adequate subsoil moisture.
VEGETABLES
Harvesting and packing of beans, corn, squash, and tomatoes
continued mn Flon~da City. Collards, peppers, cabbage, kale, and
Swiss char-d continued to be harvested in Fort Myers. In Palatka,
harvesting and packing of cabbage, kale, broccoli, and a variety of
mixed greens were reported. Strawberry plants were in full bloom
in Plant City and demand continued to be strong. Also in the Plant
City area, pep~pers and squash were being planted. Farmers were
getting pr~epar~ed to plant watermelon in Sumter County. Other veg-
etables mar-keted were celery, endive, escarole, radishes, eggplant,
and cucumbers.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES .
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in poor condition due to cold and
dr~ought. Winter grazing was looking much better wher-e planted.
Hay was in shortt supply. Winter wheat forage was planted and was
r~eport~ed in good condition. T~he condition of cattle was very poor
to good with most in f'air condition. In the central areas, pasture and
cattle conditions wer~e very poor to good with most fair. In
Hillsborough County, the war~mer weather helped some pasture



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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Bands filled the stage and entertained the crowd at Main Street Heritage Park.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Tasty meals followed by tempting desserts brought diners in under the tents.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Professional barbecuers from near and far set up booths along downtown streets.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
ROlling TOunded fenders; wide whitewa/Is and rumble seats attracted people to the
antique-cars exhibit.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Muscles, classics and antiques were among the automobiles on display.


CUSTOMER SERVICE?
One of life's little mysteries was solved for me when I hap-
pened across a documentary titled "John & Jane, Toll-Free." I have
to admit I was riveted to the screen while this movie played itself
out.
Roughly three months ago, I started taking steps to close a
bank account. After no activity on the account for weeks, a debit
appeared that threw me into a negative balance. I called the bank,
and was informed that it was a Netscape charge.
"I don't have a Netscape account.
"According to them you do .. since May of 2006."
"You mean to say they've been taking $12.45 out of my
account for a year and a half?"
"Looks that way. It didn't show up on your statement?"
"I never really look at my statement. I know how much my
bills are, and I deposit enough to cover them and a little cushion for
unforeseen charges."
"Well, it looks like Netscape has been gobbling up your little
cushion. If you can prove you don't have an account with them, we
can reverse the charges for four months, but for the rest, you'll have
Sto get with Netscape."
Sounds simple enough, right?
But this is where the documentary and my life came together,
and the clouds overhead parted and I saw the evil little light.
Apparently large corporations are outsourcing not only 1-800 sales
calls, but 1-800 customer service calls to .. Bombay.
Yes, India.
I guess folks over there need work, and American corporations
need workers they can pay a pittance, which explains why over the
last few years almost every customer service rep I've spoken with
sounded like Apu from "The Simpsons."
"I'm sorry if you had to hold for a very, very long time. How
can I help you?"
"I need to get a credit for unsubstantiated charges to my check-
ing account."
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security code."
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your Social Security number."
Eventually it was discovered that I had tried Netscape a year
and a half ago, and after finding out that there was no local access
number, had canceled it and gone on to another Internet provider.
Apparently the cancellation never took effect.
"So how do I get my money back?"
"I can help you with that, if I can please for you provide a fax
number where you can send in your complaint.
"Why can't you just connect me with the billing department?."
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you."
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
for the purpose of receiving Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC
2006-2007 Annual Review
for North Hardee Area Mine Extension (Fort Meade Mine)
and
2007 Annual Report for
Fort Green Southern Reserves,
Fort Green/Payne Greek Extension,
South Rockland, North Pasture
Thursday, February 28, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida.
Copies of the documents relating to these reports are available for public
Inspection during regular office hours at the office of the Hardee County
Mining Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. AII interested
persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision the
Board shall rely solely on testimony that Is relevant and material. Although
minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal
any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.
This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
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least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a diamond in the rough
kind of week.
The Hardee varsity baseball
team played twice in the Dia-
mond Classic at Lake Wales last
week, splitting games.
This week they in another
pre-season tournament at Lake
Wales, the Highlander Classic.
Monday's game was against
Lake Gibson and Tuesday's
versus Haines City. From there,
seedings depends on wins and
losses.
The 2008 Cats start the regu-
lar season on Tuesday at Braden
River. They return home for a
game next Thursday against
Frostproof and play on Friday
against visiting Avon Park. All
home games are at 7:30 p.m.

HARDEE 2,
FORT MEADE 1
Hardee won its Classic Feb. 5
opening game against' Fort
Meade 2-1. "We played really
Swell defensively and offensive-
ly," said Wildcat head coach
Steve Rewis.
Leadoff batter, junior Brek
McClemithan came home twice
for Hardee's only scores,
The Wildcats were in the vis-
itor's seat and oened with a
McClenithan single to left field.
~A sacrifice by junior Ben
Krause moved McClenithan
ClOser to home and senior
catcher Cody Gullatt brought-
him home with a single to cen.
ter field.
Senior Kaleb Saunders was
on the mound for the Cats and
went the distance. Although
juniors Bryan Langston and
Ma e Es ba bother sngtledd f

whensenreHiSrn hCfule

It was a three up, three down
second frame for both squads.
Sophomore shortstop Conner
Davis opened the third inning
with a single to left but was
retired on a McClenithan field-
Ser's choice to Miner third sack-
er Dakota Chestnut. Another


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Krause sacrifice moved
McClenithan along. He stole
third and raced home while hit
batsman Gullatt was off first
base tempting the opposition.
The Miners went down in order.
It was 2-0.
A double to left field by
senior Will Abbott and Spencer
sacrifice left Abbott at third
when the top of th1e fourth
ended. Fort Meade narrowed
the deficit by scoring a run in
the home half of the fourth,
Langston tripled and trotted
home on an Escobar sacrifice.
The fifth and sixth innings
were uneventful. In the top of
the seventh, Hardee stranded
senior DH Carl Basey, who had
walked. Fort Meade went down
on a fly and pair of ground-outs
to end the game.

LAKE WALES 10,
HARDEE ()
"We played really bad, both
defensively and offensively,"
said disappointed Wildcat
coach Steve Rewis.
Highlander senior hurler
Aaron Priestess held the Cats in
check with nine strikeouts,
while his teammates did well
defensively, using a double play
and other good fielding to limit
the Wildcat opportunities.
Gullatt was a hit batsman and
took a walk to be stranded
twice. Junior Will Cartwright
imd freshman Scott Donaldson
also walked but couldn't get
very far. Donaldson was out
on the double play and Cart-
wrig t got to ti on a dropped
third strike on Krause and wild
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Kell 's Column



In two columns last week in Dear Abby written by Abigail Van
Buren, readers responded to a question of pointing out problems in
our society. Here are the answers published.
1. Lack of personal responsibility.
2. Greed.
3. Intolerance.
4. Apathy.
5. Breakdown of the nuclear family and lack of good parent-
mng.
6. Technology has outstripped our growth as human beings.
We have not developed the corresponding maturity either as
individuals or societies to handle the abilities we have devel-
oped.
7. Personal isolation of people today.
8. A lack of respect, discipline, courtesy and consideration for
others.
9. Lack of forgiveness.
10. The "me first" mindset.
11. Ignorance. Not realizing we are faced with choices every
day and can act on them for better or worse. Ignorant of how we
can affect the environment, ignorant of our government, of how to
treat others, of society's history that can lead us down the same
path toward war and destruction of others, of our civil rights, the
plight of our neighbors, community, country and world. "The curse
of man is that he forgets." Don't forget we are loymng beings capa-
~ble of great love beyond measure.
12. Organized religion. Most religions espouse values of gen-
erosity, good works and kindness. Often religion is used to divide
"us" from "them" and gives people a way to discriminate against
one another. Not limited to wars between different religions, exam-
ples in religion include different sects of Christianity killing and
terrorizing each other in Northern Ireland. Muslims are murdering
and terrorizing other Muslims in Iraq for being in a different sect.
"Our world would be a better place if people were more concerned
with doing the right things in this world rather than being preoccu-
pied with what is going to happen in the next world."

A tired ~obby Kmight recently retired as head basketball coach
at Texas Tech and turned the job over to his son Pat Kmight.
Bobby set the record with 902 wins at the Division 1 level.
Most of his wins were at Indiana University where he won three
national titles and was undefeated in 1976.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is definitely out of
his brother Payton's shadow. Both guided their teams to NFL Super
Bowl wins the past two years.

Congratulations to the Hardee High boys basketball team for
winning the district championship over the weekend. Hardee will
host Bartow tonight (Thursday) in the opening round of the state
playoffs.

The U.S. presidential race is getting very interesting. Hillary
or Obama for the Democrats against McCain or Huckabee for the
Republicans. This will reach a final decision in November.

Another interesting thing to watch is the national and world
economy. Another is how the war in Iraq and, the war against terror
goes. Will gasoline prices drop? Regular unleaded gas mn Wauchula
pn Tuesday was $2.9)7 a gallon.


next few days? This has been a long-standing battle between the
city wanting him to clean up his property and repair his homes and
Gene's feelings about human rights guaranteed by the U.S.
Constitution.
Nobody at Monday night's meeting offered an invitation to
share their home with Gene Cogburn, with the city planning to
demolish the homes soon and attach another lien on the property.
Cogburn was not at the meeting and has not been cooperative in
signing notices or accepting letters.


10A The Herald-Advocate, February 14, 20)8:


America change from a respected and admired world leader to a
country hated and feared by much of the civilized world.
He criticized the "phony Vietnam war in which over 50,000
American soldiers were killed" and "Iraq fiasco." He does not
believe that our leaders can bring democracy to the Muslim world.
He believes America needs to stop the war and spend money on
helping victims of catastrophes and infrastructure such as building
roads, buildings and bridges.
Maybe history and the future will judge President Bush to
have been much better than his current poll ratings. He sure is a
firm and strong leader.

Tht Wauchula City Council. following a long .due process,
Monday night voted to have t.o old homes owned by Gene
Cogburn demolished at 709 S. Eighth Ave.
The side by side homes have been found to be "unsafe and
dilapidated" and a sanitary nuisance. The homes are a threat to the


UF President Bernie Machen this week denied he recently said
agriculture in Florida is a dying industry and not worthy of the
investments being made by the legislature.
A number of influential farm interests, including Florida Farm
Bureau, have made it known that agriculture is very important in
the state. His comments wer~e reportedly made in a private meeting,
not a public forum.
Machen said UF remains committed to agriculture but noted
UP is mandated to cut its budget this year by $50 million.

Dr. Joseph Toulouse spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on
Tuesday and for health's sake recommends many people to get a
flu shot, to eat more fruits and vegetables, fight a sedentary
lifestyle, and wash hands frequently with soap and water.
He explained some basic differences between a cold and flu. A
cold rarely produces fever or headache. Sneezing, stuffy nose and
sore throat are common. Chest discomfort and cough are mild to
moderate. There are slight general aches and pains but never
extreme exhaustion.
Flu, however, is usually a highly contagious viral infection -
occasionally bacterial, and produces high fever, often headache,
usual or sever aches and pain, fatigue and weakness, extreme
exhaustion, and sometimes stuffy, nose, sneezing, and sore throat.
Chest discomfort and cough is common and can be severe. Flu can
lead to bronchitis and pneumonia and can be life-threatening. Flu
is most common in the winter months.

Wauchula native Randy Mitchell, a 1962 graduate of Hardee
High School, is beginning his llth year as pastor of First Baptist
Church in Groveland. He was pastor of First Baptist in Lorida for
11 years and University Baptist Church in Orlando near UCF for
10 years.

Syndicated columnist H-elen Thomas, 87, covered the White
House as correspondent or bureau chief for 57 years. She is critical
of our president, saying George Bush is leaving behind "a troubled
nation and a shaky economy to his successor" and has offered "no
clue on how to end the needless war he started five years ago." The
national debt has increased to $9 trillion, she wrote Feb. 1. Tax cuts
for the wealthy remain.
Helen said the next president will have to "repair the U.S.
standing in world opinion."
She compliments the president on being firm and never waver-
In.Helen must be a Democrat at heart. I have observed many peo-
ple in Hardee County who like our president, saying he has kept us
safe from another terrorist attack since 9-11-01. The economy was
pretty good during most of his two-term presidency. Helen says
Bush's consolation will be if history is more forgiving and kinder
to hi presd ede Countians like Bush's conservative values on
pro life and tro man/awoma tmarhiage.Mtn gtpl thn ith

even though the basic reasons for launching the war on Iraq have
been disproven according to the Center for Public Integrity, a
research group that focuses on ethics in government and public pol-
sc.I can recall that Democrat Jimmy Carter had a very unpopular
presidency. The economy was not good, and he was unable to get
the American hostages from Iran. Bush has been tough, decisive
and consistent.

L.M. Oldt of Winter Haven recently wrote in the Lakeland
Ledger the current troubled economy is a good reason to learn the'
value of saving. He said the U.S. once again needs to become a
nation of savers. He said too many Americans have borrowed heav-
ily on houses and autos and never learned to put aside a substantial
sum for emergencies.
Peter Chapdelaine, 83, of Auburndale wrote he has seen


best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the city and its res-
idents, the council and code enforcement have noted in a several
year battle to get Cogburn, 69), to clean up and rectify the situation.
The property, the city notes, has junk and debris, buckets of rain-
water with mosquito larvae, and no sewer, water or electric service.
"There is not proper removal of human waste," the code violation
report read.
The council heard that following the 2004 hurricanes Cogburn
turned down an opportunity to get a new FEMA home on his prop-
erty.
In the past Cogburn has said his rights are being violated,
Wonder where he will live if the city tears his house down in the










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DeSoto and in our gym. We
were able to turn the table and
come back. We kept it up all thle
way and Tr'e' (A-nder~son) hit
two big thlre-poinlters in the
fourth qluarter.
"Our defense did a glreatJnich
in the third and fourth qualrtrs
and we kept it interesting by
missing free throws ne~ar- the
end. We could have been up by
seven or eight. Our guys just
wouldn't surrender this one."
said Dickey.
"We've got to tip our hats to
Hardee to~night. We've pla\ed
three games against them and
the ball bounced their way
tonight," said Bulldog coach
Kip Rhoten. "I wish themi good
'luck in the playoffs."
The first quarter saw H~rdtee
grab a 9-3 lead behind f'ive
points by 6-6 Mark St. For't. tw\o
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'Cats Host Playoffs Tonight


lowed by Vince Reid adding 10
more.
"They're not real big,
although they have several six-
foot guys. But they are quick
and will pressure and trap all
over the floor. They run sets and
look to work the ball in for
layups or short shots," said
Wildcat head coach Vance
Dickey as he began to plan for
the regional quarterfinal game.

HARDEE 57, DESOTO 54
On Friday night, the Hardee
Wildcats made one of the great-
est comebacks in school history,
overcoming a 33-18 halftime
deficit to edge the always tough
D~eSoto Bulldogs 57-54.
"It was another typical
Hardee-DeSoto game. It was a
bit of a role reversal. We led
early in the first two games,
where they beat us by three in


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The underdog Hardee Wild-
cats claimed the top spot in dis-
trict playoffs last week.
The District 10 championship
puts Hardee (14-10) in the dri-
ver's seat for the Class 4A re-
gional quarterfinal game to-
night (Thursday) at 7 when
District 9 runner-up Bartow
(18-9) comes to call.
Should Hardee prevail to-
night, the 'Cats would probably
go head to head with District 9
champion Lakeland Kathleen
(23-4) which faces District 10
runner-up Palmetto tonight. The
regional semi-final game is
Tuesday at 7.
Against Kathleen, Bartow
lost 55-49, after tying the game
49-49 with just over a minute
left in the game. Marion Austin
led Bartow with 17 points. fol-


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Shanna Hancock & Timothy Staton
Shanna Hancock To

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Wayne and Judith Hancock employed at the Child Devel-
of Fort Meade announce the opment Center in Fort Meade.
engagement and approaching The prospective groom is em-
marriage of their daughter, played by Mosaic.
Shanna Ranette Hancock, to The couple are planning a 4
Timothy Paul Staton, the son of o'clock wedding on Saturday,
Doyle and Teresa Staton of Feb. 23, at the Bowling Green
Wauchula. Church of God.
The bride-elect is currently
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A Message of Gratitude
Dear Friends:
Thank you for comforting us after the untimely
death of Jesse Gerard. You may have cooked a
meal, sent flowers, made a donation or expredssed .
words of sympathy When we needed a prayer, to
laugh, to cry, share a fond memory or even sit in
silence, you understood. Your kindness and gen-
erosity of spirit were truly an honor to the mem-
ory of "Our Jesse". Although our lives will never
be the same, it's good to know that we share this *
earth wih so many kind souls. Please continue to
keep us in your thoughts and prayers as you all
will be in ours.
Love in Christ,
Annie, Sonny and the Henegar Family



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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
GLOBAL WARMING
Global warming seems to be on everybody's mind these days.
Scientists are running tests. Political candidate ate dreaming
up their "green" policies for the elections. The heavyweights of
Hollywood are staging benefit concerts. "An Inconvenient Truth"
is a bestseller alerting us to the coming dangers.
Have you heard about the "carbon footprints" we all suppos-
edly leave behind us? It has been called "a measure of the impact
human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount
of greenhouse gases produced."
In other words, by the fuel we burn in our cars and the hair
products we use, each of us leaves "a footprint" in the wide, grow-
ing path of global destruction.
This is very interesting and controversial but it really
gets one thinking about an ever more inconvenient truth: sin.
For every act of rebellion, every vicious word, every selfish
act, every unhealthy state of mind, we impress our own personal
"footprint" on the growing path of spiritual destruction.
However, there is good news.
When we commit our lives to Christ, we can leave behind us
another print of an entirely different kind. With every act of
redemption, every kind word, every selfless act, we can further
impress the footprint of our Lord and prepare for His coming
Kingdom!




Senior Citizen News
By Jim Wa ton

It was another special evening for all present last Thursday at
the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula.
Our hostess, Darlene Henry planned a birthday party for Don
Ferraro. Just think, Don was 91 years old this past Monday! Don
was a WWII compatriot, a man with lots of life experiences that
would benefit this present young generation, I am sure! Also, Don
and his wife, Fran, are excellent dancers and true loving friends.
We wish them many more years of love and happiness.
This has been a busy month so far for our 3 Notes + 1 band.
They have had engagements at nursing homes and are now
assigned to furnish the entertainment for the Valentine's Party at
The Oasis RV Park at Zolfo Springs. They will be back here at the
center Valentine's day. By the 19ay, our hostess said "wear red" for
the valentine's party here at the center-
Also, it was announced that the 3 Note +1 Band will take part
in this year's Pioneer Park Days entertainment on Wednesday and
Thursday's program. See the park schedule for the exact time of
their stage appearance. There will be no gathering here at the cen-
ter on Thursday, Feb. 28, but please gather with us at Pioneer Park
and support our 3 Note + 1 Band on that date.
Our band gave another fine performance again here at the cen-
ter last week. Beautiful music and excellent dance numbers to the
1940s and 50s were enjoyed. It was nice to see Betty Benning and
Bill Berger here for the first time this season. They are great
dancers and true friends. Art and Fran again danced the line num-
ber "White Sportcoat." Also, by request our band gave us a series
of polka numbers that lead to some fine dancing. After snack bar
and break time, we had the door prize drawing that I won. I also
guessed the mystery number, "The One Rose," so this finished
another evening of music and dancing. Why not come be with us
this Thursday? It's free, it's lots of fun! All seniors welcome.

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


Arts & Crafts Sale

Saturday Feb. 16
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
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Juana Maria Brown of
Wauchula and Raymundo
Coronado Jr. of Ona announce
engagementemt and upcoming
The bride-to-be is employed
at the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, where she has been a
teacher in the Children's



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Club To Le
The Heartland Radio-Control
Model Airplane Club invites
those who fly R/C planes and
those who would like to learn
more about the hobby to join in
on one of the club's sessions.
The club flies at the site of
the old Wauchula city airport, at
the corner of East Main and
King streets, opposite the
Moose Lodge. Sessions are
early on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday mornings.
Plan to arrive at about 9 a.m.


Academy for five years.
The prospective groom is
employed by Mosaic as a field
operaatoraat the Riverview Plant
The couple are planning a
March 8 wedding ceremony at
Oak Grove Baptist Church in
Wauchula.



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for coffee and doughnuts. There
will be a flight simulator pro-
gram to familiarize you with
R/C flights. The club also has
good instructor pilots on hand
to assist with training flights.
Academy of Model Aero-
nautics membership is required
to fly, and the club can assist
interested parties in obtaining
such a membership.
See you there, or call Dick
Sherwood at 375-2736 or 245-
1673,for more information.


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SE~NG VA\NG
Marine Corps P'vt. Seng
Vang, grandson of` Neng TI.
Yalnk andi Pa~ Y. Xiong, of` Zol'o
Sprlings, recently co~mpleted 12
weeks of' basic training at
Marine Cor~ps Riecr~uit Depot,
Parris Island, S.C.
The training, which is de-
signed to challenge new Mar~ine
recruits both physically and
mentally, begins at 5 a.m. by
running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics.
In addition to the condition
ing program, recruits spend
numerous hours in classroom
and field assignments, which
included learning first aid, uni
form regulations, combat water
survival, marksmanship, hand-
to-hand combat and assorted
weapons training.
'Tey a so per ormed c ose
order dr~ill and operated as a
small infantry unit during field
training.
Vang and other recruits also
received instruction on the
Marine Corps' core values of
honor, courage and commit-
ment, and what they mean in
guiding personal and profes-
The recruits ended the train-
ing phase with The Crucible, a
54-hour team evolution culmi-
nating in an emotional ceremo-
ny in which r~ecruits are present-
ed the Marine Cor~ps Emblem
and addressed as "Marines" for
the first time in their careers.

If you want others to be
happy, practice compassion.
if you want to be happy, prac-
tice compassion.
~Dalai Lama
There is no wilderness like a
life without friends; friendship
multiplies blessings and mini-
mizes misfortunes; it is a
uniqe remedy against ad-ver-
sity, and it soothes the soul.
~Baltasar Gracian


~Rudyard Kipling


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
:P;rFlorida I have received Ford's highest
r; Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
Years. Thanks again and stop by soon.

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Always andlPoreve
Love,
David


Fecbruary 14, 200)8, T'he Hecrald-Adlvocate 3B

FT&DCes Alford W/ins

National Recipe Contest


QUADRUPLE OCCASION!


Jotting down a recipe to share
with a friend or family member
is a common occurrence, but
having youlr own recipe select-
edl by a panel of professional
home economists and published
in a new family cookbook is
something very rare and spe-
cial.
Frances Alford of Zolfo
Springs' recipe for "Straw-
berry/Peach Cake" was chosen
from thousands of entries as a
contest winner. Her recipe and a
photo of the dish occupy a full
page in the all new "2008 Wal-
Mart Family Cookbook" now
available at Wal-Mart stores.
Alford likes to prepare the
delicious cake for her friends
and family. The moist layers
and tasty fruit flavor make it a
favorite dessert.
Continuing a popular tradi-
tion now in its seventh year,
Wal-Mart invites their 1.3 mil-
lion associates nationwide to
share favorite recipes and enter
this exciting recipe search.
These Wal-Mart associates
make up a variety of regional
and ethnic cultures across the
nation. As a result, the "Wal-


Mart Family Cookbook" be-
comes the ultimate collection of
delicious, family-tested favo-
rites for anyone to make and
enjoy at home.
It includes winning recipe
entries in four categories, from
appetizers and soups to main
dishes, side dishes and delec-
table desserts. Every recipe
entry was tested (and tasted) by
a professional panel of judges,
and the winners are sure to be
enjoyed by countless new fami-
lies.
Winning recipes are pub-
lished in five regional editions
of the "Wal-Mart Family Cook-
book," each reflecting the fla-
vors and favorites of local com-
munities. Each regional edition
features 68 recipes, some of
which have been in families for
generations; others have been
recently created and are budget-
conscious and easy to prepare.
The easy-to-use cookbook is
in full color and spiral bound.
Each recipe is accompanied by
a full-color photograph of the
prepared dish and a brief story
about why it is so special to the
winning associate.


COURTESYPHOTo
The Honorable Jeff J. McKibben performed his first wedding ceremony as county judge
on the last day of 2007. Hardee County Courthouse security officer Becky Painter had
personally asked the judge to officiate in the exchange of vows between her and
groom Donald Yates. Pamnter, of Crewsville, operates the security checkpoint at the
courthouse. Yates, of Arcadia, is self-employed in maintenance. The newlyweds make
their home in Crewsville. Not only was this the couple's wedding day and McKibben's
first marriage ceremony, but it was McKibben's birthday and New Year's Eve as well!


Kayton Nedza, Outdoor
Classroom teachers and environ-
mental educator for the Hardee
County School Distr-ict. w~ill be
the guest speaker for the Wed-
nesday. Feb. 20, meeting o~f the
Wauchula Garden Club.
Nedza will be discussing
native plants.
The noon luncheon meeting
will be held at the Woman's
Club building, 131 N. Seventh


Auditions

Open For

Spring
The Hardee County Players
Inc. announces auditions for the
spring production of "Blithe
Spirit."
Auditions will be tomorrow
(Friday) at 7 p.m., Saturday at
10 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in
the Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium at 225 E. Main St.
Participants will be asked to
read various parts from scripts.
Scripts will be provided.
For more information, call
7.67-1220 or visit the Players
Web site at hardeecountyplay-
ers.com.


Ave. Hostesses will be Tre7-
surer Carol Saunders (chair-
ma7;n), Dr. Jo Thompson, Mary
Weismaln and Vice Pr-esident
Sylviat Thornton.
Chaplamn Sandy Larrison will
bring the devotional thought for
the day, and President Jeanette
Perrine will preside over the
meeting .
For further information, con-
tact her at 773-6026.


Class Of '88

Looking For
Classmates
The Hardee Senior High
School Class of 1988 is plan-
ning a 20th reunion.
Those currently working on
the celebration have put out a
call for classmates to contact
them with their current address-
es and phone numbers.
If you are a member of the
Class of '88 or know a memnber,
call Amy Knight at 773-0733,
Julie Farr at 735-1783 or
Tammy Pohl at 773-6563.
I always prefer to believe the
best of everybody; it saves so
much trouble.


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invites you to hear

Dr. WNilliamr Rice

Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m.
William (Willy) Rice is the pastor of the Calvary
Baptist Chzurch int Clearwater, Florida. He


ay- returned to Calvary in 2004 to lead the church he
considered his home church. Willy spent his High
School years at Calvary, responded to God's call to
ministry there, and met and married his wife
Cheryl at Calvary. Willy was called, licensed and
ordained to preach at Calvary under the leadership
of Dr. William (Bill) Anderson who pastored there for 27 years. In 2004
the church called Willy to come back home anzd pastor the church.
Willy returned to Calvary after having pastored the Hillcrest Baptist
Church in Penzsacola for seven years. During that time the church experi-
enced great growth and more than doubled in size. The church built a new
2000 seat worship center in 2002. Prior to pastorinzg Hillcrest Dr. Rice had
pastored the Gladeview Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida (1987-1992)
and the Bethel Baptist Church in Dora, Alabama (1984-1987).
Dr. Rice is a graduate of Samnford University in Birmingham, Alabama
with a B.A. degree (1985) and thze New Orleans Baptist Theolog'ical
Seminary with a Master of Divintity degree (1990) and a Doctor of Ministry
>degree (1996).
Willy is married to Chzeryl (Baker). She is a graduate of Samford
University and they have three children. Amlandzta Leigh was born April 5,
1988, Anna Ru~th was bornz Junre 28, 1990, and Stephenz Benzjaminl was
orn October 17, 1993.
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Harden

Memorial

Sunday
A memorial service for the
late Doug Harden will be held
on Sunday.
Mike Manley will officiate at
the 3 p.m. service at the Pioneer
Park Pavilion in Zolfo Springs.
Harden was born in Wau-
chula in June 1948 and grew up
in the area. He was preceded in
death by his parents C.B. and
Aerial Harden and sister
Yvonne Manley. He is survived
by his brother C.B. Harden and
wife Carmen of Wauchula.
He had worked at Wauchula
State Bank and for Merle
Prescott before he moved to
New Orleans, La. and later to
Houston, Texas, where he died
Dec. 26 '


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MASONIC LODGE


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Wildcat Antjuan Jones goes in for the jumper in front of Tiger Vantrez Yarn as 'Cat Tre'
Anderson (30) is ready to back up the play.


Join us in kicking off the 2008 Fair

MVIiss Hardee County Pagea'nt

Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 pm


jlS Th'e Hera~lld-Advlocate,, February~ 14, 2008


the outcome looking hopeless
to some Har~dee fans, the 6-6
Louis took the game into his
own hands, scoring the first
eight points of the second half
to cut the deficit to 33-26. Shine
nailed a three, but then Wildcat
Josh Jackson hit a deuce and a
trey. Louis stole the ball and


Wyil1 I(Louis going 10 mne bencn
Tlwo blocks, a layup, andi dunk
by St. F~ort, plus a last-m~inute
trey by L~ouis held the halftime
gap to 33-18. DeSoto senior' star
Shay Shine led the 'Dawgs with
18 first-half`points.
As the second half began, and


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COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Lodge No. 17 F&AM installed new officers at a ceremony held Saturday, Jan.
19, in open lodge. For the second time, Rick Knight will be worshiipful master. Officers
are (from front left) Chris Baty, senior stewart; Robert Spencer, senior deacon; Nelson
Lackey, senior warden; Knight; Mathew Whatiey, junior warden; John Gibney, junior
deacon; and Charles Parker, junior stewart; (back row) Champ Barber, tyler; Chuck
Bailey, installing grand marshal, district instructor and past district deputy; Juan
Delatorre, marshal and past worshipful master; Rance Crabtree, installing grand offi-
cer and past district deputy; Dan Daniels, chaplain; Roger Carson, installing grand
chaplain and past district deputy; and J.A. Martin, secretary and past worshipful mas-
ter; not pictured, Bill Hodge, treasurer and past district deputy, and Dennis Lake, lodge
instructor and past worshipful master. After the installation, members and visitors were
treated to hors d'oeuvres and cake in the dining room.


SERVICE PINS


Arnold Louis gets a hug from the coach's wife, Anna Dickey.


PHOTOS BY JlM KELLY
Three employees of the University of Florida Range Cattle Research & Education
Center received service pins at the annual Christmas luncheon south of Ona: (top
photo, from left) Terry Neels, five years; Dennis Kalich, farm manager, 15 years; Toni
Wood, 30 years; aind Dr. John Arthington, who has been the center's director for 9
years. The luncheon was held at the new Field Services Building, which was paid for
the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the 2004 hurricanes. New
employees at the center are (bottom photo) Joshua Sosa, farm crew assistant; Josie
Groover, ag technician; and Clay Newman, assistant herdsman. The center has 17
.employees and 2,840 acres. Three new buildings will be added- to the center in 2008
- a forage and soils laboratory, a guest residence, and a faculty storage and field
equipment building.


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and beginning February 3 wue Will be open
Sunday 9am 2pm?

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2008 FHSAA Class 4A Boys Basketball Ch~ampionship


Olaer graduate students carry nearly twice as much credit card
debt as their younger counterparts, with just 20 percent of all
respondents paying off their monthly credit card bills in full
each month. Moreover, the average outstanding balance on
credit cards held by graduate students has increased 10 per-
cent since 2003 to $8,612-


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mnade: a hoop to cut the lead to
36-33.
Louis hit a foul shot and later
scored two on a follow-up. St.
Fort1 made two fr~ee throws and
blocked a shot, scoring again on
the follow-up. St. Fort snared a
rebourfd as the third period
ended 42-42.
'The last qu~ar~ter started with
St. F~ort getting a twvo and mak-
ing! a free thr~ow. St. F~ort later
got a1 block. Three Hardee turn-
overs and, tough baskets by the
batting Bulldogs enabled
DeSoto to go in front 52-47.
The Cats refused to roll over.
Louis missed three free throws,
but St. Fort scored off a
rebound. Shine countered with
a basket.
With 3:38 left in the game,
his team behind 54-49, Hardee
freshman Anderson shocked
DeSoto with a three. Following
a Bulldog timeout, Anderson
stunned DeSoto again with
another long-range shot to put
Hardee ahead 55-54 with 2:37
left. Those were his only bas-
kets of the game, but the
'Dawgs were never the same
team afterwards.
Shine missed a pair of free
throws for DeSoto as Hardee
was hustling on both ends of the
floor. Then DeSoto missed two
more-free throws and St. Fort
made two foul shots and later
grabbed a key defensive re-
bound to help Hardee to a 57-54
lead with 68 seconds left.
The final minute saw
Hardee's Jones miss two tree
thr-ows. Louis missed four free
throws, but grabbed a key
rebound with 34 seconds left.
Shine tried for tr-eys three times
in a row, then Ander~son was
fouled with six seconds left and
missed both free throws.
Shine missed a long last-sec-
ond three-point shot attempt as
No. 4 seed Hardee had upset
No. 1 seed DeSoto.
For the night, Hardee made
16 two-pointeis, five treys and
10-of-26 free throws.
St. Fort and Louis each had
21 points plus numerous blocks
and rebounds. Anderson hit for
six points, Jackson five, and
Nolan Neuhauser and Jones two
apiece.
Shine led DeSoto with 27
points, brit his team was hurt by
a lack of balanced scoring-
Anthony Ruth was next with
eight points and Jumaane
Robinson had six.

HARDEE 61,
PALMETTO 50 &
The district championship
game came down to sixth-seed
Palmetto and fourth-seed
Hardee. Palmetto had beaten
third-seed Sebring in the quar-
terfinal game and seventh-seed
Braden River which had dis-
patched second-seed Sarasoto
Booker in the first round.
Hardee had defeated fifth-seed
Avon Park in the quarterfinal
round and top-seed DeSoto
next.
"We started off with a zone
defense in the first half, but
Tiger Bryan Smith got a hot
hand and hit seven of 15 from
three-point range. We switched
to man-to-man defense in the
second half and overall stopped
them while we worked the ball


inside to Mark and Arnold.
They (Palmetto) played
hard,"comnmented Dickey.
The Wildcats made many
shot blocks and rebounds a-
gainst the shorter Tigers.
St. For~t started the game with
a deuce for Hardee and then a
basket following a trey by
Palmetto's Smith. HeI bit anoth-
er three as the Tigers led 6-4,
Jackson then hit back-to-back
treys and St. Fort added another
three for a 13-6 Wildcat lead.
Two Hardee turnovers, two
hoops by Palmetto, a basket by
Wildcat Louis and a trey by
Tiger Travaris Woodie finished
the first stanza with a 15-15 tie'
As the second quarter started,
the Cats made three turnovers,
had a basket from Louis, a
block by St. Fort and a basket
by Jones for a 19-17 lead. Jones
added another hoop, and Louis
missed two free throws. St. Fort
hit a basket and two free
throws, then two more foul
shots for a 26-25 lead, offset-
ting a pair of treys by Smith and
a trey by Woodie.
Wildcat Anderson then hit at
three, and St. Fort made two
baskets with 2:17 left. Jackson
bit a three for a 35-26 lead. St.
For~t added a hoop, Jones anoth-
er and Louis a block to offset
five points by Palmetto's Smith
as the Wildcats took a 39-31
halftime lead into the locker
room.
Palmetto opened the third
period with five points. St. Fort
hit a basket to keep the Cats in
front. Then Palmetto's Reggie
Baity hit a three, and Smith
made a basket and free throw
following a Wildcat turnover aS
the Tigers grabbed a 42-41 lead,
their last lead of the game.
Postene Louisjeune scored a
basket for Hardee and St. Fort
made two more, giving the
Wildcats a 47-42 lead. Wood
made a trey for the Tigers, but
St. Fort scored again for the
Cats, who led 49-45 after three
quarters.
Hardee relied on the twin
towers, St. Fort and Louis, to
seal the win in the final period.
With them hitting the boards,
Hardee increased its lead to 58-
47. Louisjeune scored a deuce
and Louis made a free throw
while Smith hit a final trey for
the Tigers to make the final 61-
50.
St. Fort paced Hardee with 31
points to go with his 12
rebounds and five blocked
shots. Louis added 10 points,
but 18 rebounds and three
blocks: Hardee finished with a
46-24 rebounding edge and shot
57 percent from the field with a
host of close-range shots by
Louis and St. Fort.
Jackson had nine points,
Jones six, Anderson three and
Louisjeune two. Other 'Cats on
the playoff roster are juniors
Luke Juarez and Neuhauser,
along with soph Jarrell Ellis,
and freshmen Carl Brown and
Justin Bromley, who just came
up from the JV squad.
For Palmetto, Smith scored
15, Woodie 18, Baity three, and
Donald Campbell and Edward
Freeman two apiece.
Staff writer Jim Kelly attended
both games and wrote much of
the play-by-play report.


I ast urpdated Monday. Marc S, 2007 at 2 56 PM


Host teamls are in hold itlilcs
Regional games at 7 p m local Ilmne unless otheavise no~tod

Regional Tournament


FHSAA Finals
(at The Lakeland Center)


TState Championship
Saturday. March 1


Regional Uuarterfinals
'Thursday. Feb 14
Washington (Pensacola) (21-3)
Rickards (Tallahassee) (19-6j)


egoal Semnifinals
T'luesday. Feb. 19


Regionial Finals
Saturday, Feb 23


State Semitinals
Thursday, Feb 28


East Gadsdfen (Havana) (26-0)
Pensacola (24 3)
------ -------- --- --;- --- -
SanaFe (Alchua (18-9)~ ~~_~~_~_~ ~
Andrew Jackson (Jacksonville)
Bishop K _enny (Jacksonville)__~~~~
Bradford (Starke) (18-6)
Rockledge (17-10)
Suncoast (Riviera Beach)
Glades Central (sele Gliade)
Cocoa (16-12)
A~rhbishop McCarthy (Fr. Laud.) (217)
selen Jesult (Miami)
M(onsignorPacsNe(ami) -
Hallandale (8-18)
St. Augustine (16-10)
Citrus (Invemness) (17-10)
Locanto (27-0)
Atlantic (Port Orange) (21-6)
Eustis
Hudson~j~'~-~ (15-13) ~ ---~ -
Pese ODade kly) (2- _~-
South Lake (Groveland) ~ _t_
Kathleen (Lakeland)
Pa metto .

Bartow
South Fort Myers (16-12)
Golden Gate (Naples) (9-17)
Palmerto Ridge (Naples) (19-8) I--


State Champion


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The Hardee Wildcats celebrate their district championship after defeating the Palmetto Tigers on Saturday night. The
scoreboard shows the story in the 61-50 win.


A timeout gave head coach Vance Dickey time to explain strategy and encourage the Wildcats in their win over the
DeSoto Bulldogs. Listening intently are (from left with backs to camera) Mark St. Fort, Tre' Anderson, Antyuan
Jones, Postene Louisjeune and Arnold Louis.



















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$2,000 firm. 773-2362. 2:14p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
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excellent condition, $2,800 OBO.
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extended cab, runs good, $3,500
OBO. 863-448-7298, 863-448-
7311. 2:14p


LARGE DRESSER, plenty of
drawers, 19x72, $300. 86i3-773-
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DRIVER NEEDED -gulk gas deliv-
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tanker r qurd Ple eas ipl Sr n
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STARGRASS 4x4 round bales of
hay, $30. 781-0670. 2:7-1 4p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
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20x25x9 $10,125
20x30x9 $11,155
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Price includes: Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia, 2 Roll-up Doom.
1 Entry Door, 1 Window, 2 Gable Vents, "Stamped" Engineered
Drawings, 4" Concrete Slab and Installation (done by others)


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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 :-
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman

*NEW HOMES*NEW HOMES*NEW HOMES
ALL QUALIFY FOR 100%0 FINANCING.
Look over the list -Take a look at the home of your choice.
3BR 2BA CB home with open porch and C/P -717 Sally
Place Wauchula $149.900.00
3BR 2BA CB home with carport 3061 Hickory CL, -
Zolfo Springs $140,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home with carport located at 5016 Poplar
Street Bowling Green $152,000.00
S3BR CB home 733 Sally Place $125,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home with large garage 4815 Church
Street Bowling Green $149,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home with about 2,000 sq ft under roof -
4817 Church Street Bowling Green $149,000.00

For $199,900.00 You get all of this: Close to schools, spacious 3 or
4 bedrooms, 2 bath, C/B home located on Myrtle Street. New car-
pet, ceramic tile, new paint, fireplace, and outdoor grill.
Don't overlook this: Bowling Green 4 BR/2BA CB home w/stuc-
co brick. Landscaped backyard with storage shed Chain link
fence. Now only $146,000.00
You would enjoy living in this 3BR/2BA Executive Home, 2 car
garage, high rise camper carport, new AC L~andscaped -
Automatic sprinkler system stone fireplace 4" well and many,
many more extras $249,000.00
Picture yourself living in this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features -
Great for family $240,000
3BR CB home with computer room 2,000 sq ft under roof out-
building fenced 5 acres good location $275,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS Wirn HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
SAnyone with a computer can
m'"'" CCOSs them anytime! B
Contact After Hours
4 .R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia~floresrealty.net


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REDUCED! Great income
potentia~l- Duplex~ in Zolfp
Springs! Only $58,000!
PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda*
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!
3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
eled home located on a 1 acre
lot. Reduced to $133,900.
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
PRICE RED CION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
mrned isathcree gh am-h that
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a s aes be pum~p sep-

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $265,000!
Two mini- aces! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.652
acres. $99,500 each

5.02& acres in the country
$115,000

el r caed Est ofW huanad
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000*

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.
10.89 acresuof patur lnd i

area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

38.62t acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake H~en-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.
10+ beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


LTO RS

(863) '773.2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


PRICE RDUDCED!BOaf

high &r dry 100& acpate
with frontage on Old Town
Creek Rd. $9,000/ac!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24& acs w/frontageon
R06o4, W of Zolfo Spng.

Come relax on this beautifl
wooded 521t acs ESasyaces
w/dble rd frontage. SW Haree
Co. $780,000!
PRICE REDIUCEDI! Great
wee end getanva !1 Smit e
fenced & cross-f'enced, wl4"
diameter well. NOW $2201,000!
POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
CING! TIen 5-6+t ac Homesits
available w/some dleedl restric-
tions. F'riendlship area~, Hardee
Co. $125,000 ealch!
97 ac ranch inl the heart of
Ilardee Co! Clearedct pa;sturc, 2
har~ns, catltlepens, fenlcinlg
ponds. E'ncltertin inl the unique
5BR/5B)A, 9000rtSF CB~ homne.
Marbhle focvel, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beamlls,grdn
tubs, .in-gr~oundl pool.
$1,900,0)00!
IN 'ES11 R'S CHIOICIS c4 ,+

3HR/IBA~1, CH) homne. $150,000!
CLOSE TI O LAKE1 OIVIA!
2BR/IB~/IICG CH homle
w/privacy fenlce, central A/II,
scr~eenedl p~or'ch $89,900!
2.84 acs inl thle city of
Wauchula zonedl R-3, mlulti-
famnily residential. City ut~ilities
of r~oadt frlontalge andl is 3415r t 1
deep. $150,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATEII~S AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153
MONICA REAS...............773-96(09
JUAN DEL.ATrORRE.......781-ll28


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Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 |John H. Gross (8637)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)78L1-2345MiulASntn(8367-01
Madglaly Satntana l(863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-224240


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3.1-9* acres. Zohed C-t. Plenty
of room for Seqygralbusinesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 acrossfrm
Walmart. $1,200,000.

Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 1272 acres! Call for pie
and details!

3 BR, 2 BA immaculatehoe
with many extras. Home ws
built in 2000 and all apine
are mecluded. Landscaped yr
with several fruit trees ad
even a pecan tree. $148,900.

Three 5 ac tracts locatedon
Johns Rd. Well located on oe
ofthe trac s. Price Reduced!


Three adjacent 5 actrcs
located on Eas Mai dSut tn
$74,900 each '

2.92 ac Commercialprety
on Hwy 17 Southbound,ner
Hilltop school.240G'frontageon
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Hian-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Swr
& water available. Harde
County. $400,000

7m de2 cr ~rove Rec nt y
pole barn. $225,000
COMMERCIAL LOT! ED
VISIBILITY? Put your bs-
ness here! I'ocated on North &
South bound Hwy 17. Nrh
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

Commercial property. 12&
acres. Frontage on MainSret
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently includ-
ed. Lake frontage. Production
for 2007-08 approximately
3,900 boxes. Only $225,000!
Com eria Pr pert 18.90-
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.

One of a kmnd development

Sr Hoa. Iame des sntio .n

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


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Hc olt eO Oke hoem ,00

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

Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
CB home w/granite counter-
tops, ceramic tile & carpet
floors. $159,900!

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

Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5rt acs of native,
wooded Iland close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful P'eace River. Great prop-
er~ty for recreation, investm~ht,
or homesite! $90,000!

PRICE REDUCED)! PEACE
RIVER F;RONTAGE! 1.061t ac
parcel Rv/ ty wateca atsewer

modate 2 homesites, Being sold
w/0.35-2 ac parcel, which can
aIccommodate 1 homesite
NOW $34,500!

271t no Ha~mlin grove in E
Ilar~dee Co $15,000/ac!

Premier 100xl25 ft residential
lot inl Sun1-N-La;ke is nearl the
14th1 hole of Decer Run G;olf
Cour~se. $135,000!


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SANDY LARRISON'........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON


After hours
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Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
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NEWLY REMODELED 2,100 s.f.,
new flooring, new appliances,
3BR, 1 1/2B, garage, $124,000.
781-7059. 2:14-21p
GOLFVIEW 4/2, 3,500 sq ft, excel-
lent neighborhood, circle drive,
dead end, new carpet, water filter
system, nice backyard, $199,999.
863-458-0551. 2:7-1 4p
3BR/2BA in BG, ceramic tile &
carpet, wood cabinets, large lot,
HUD available, $135,000. 868-
686-7679, 863-245-1704 or rental.
2:14p
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Bowling Green, lots of extra
space and storage. Must sentl
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you. Your land can be your equity
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preferred, 40 hour week. 773.
4701. 2:14-21c
AARON'S SALES AND LEASE is
now hiring retail Mgmt. trainees
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training, 2 yrs exp or 2 yrs college
required. Apply in person at 1026
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Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto
counties. Min. Bachelor's degree
in English req. Visit www.south-
florida.edu for complete info. 863-
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HIRING CHILD CARE Specialist
must have required state training
love children and have a positive
attitude. Starting rate $8.00+ P.H.,
dependingon certificates and
experience. CDA is a big plus.
Call for appt. 375-3338.
2:14-3:1 3p
FULL-TIME & PER DIEM RN for
home health agency. Great bene.
fits with full-time employment.
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resume to 1-863-471-9467.
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Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced to $355,000.~ WOWII
WHAT A DEAL.
TENNESSEE BOUNDI!! 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 offers!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOMEII on this Residential Lot in this Nice Neighborhood9of
RiverVlew Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
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DarreHl & Mih le Williamson
863-990-7512


702 SOUTH 6 "AVENGE -
WAUjC~WfLA, PC~ $3873

Gary DelatOrre Broker
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Jessica Smith


OWNER READY TO SELL!! E~vo blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 3/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
loaded with fruit trees. ONLY $85,000. Make an
offer!!!
FOOTED TUB!!! REDUCED!!! This charm,^7g
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" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500
33 ACRES high and dry located on NursB hRo d
wih to. Ire oanion wh6" welI in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING But/d your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5AC corner
tract is the perfect site for your Dream Home.
Located on CR 665 near Solomon's Castle.
Owner says Sell It!!"
COUNTRY LIVING!! Enjoy the amenities of coun.
try #ife on this lovely 5 acres with 3 BOR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot TIrb and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/targe kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn
wof 0.eand bathroom. AHl of this for only

5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC. High
quality workmanship and fixtures. Large barn for
equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900,


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! TO 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. ONLiY $82,900!!
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
ENJOY MORE SPACE!!! Thjs 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft. new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.
FIXER UPPER!!! This 2/2 home has minimal
repairs to be made with all material on Site.
Good investment property listed at $96,000, or
make offer.

Bdoo 2 Bat LDo~ubleide wh crhpor on a
.28 AC lot, in a very nice neighborhood.
$85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at
this 3/2 with an office and game room. This
home Features a large kitchen and inside utility
room for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
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
In67 tment. In walking distance to town!! Only

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


Arcadia, FL 34266 C1:4


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
Www.Iambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson

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

Furnished 2B/1Bth M/H, vinyl siding and metal
roof new in 2006; large screened porch with
patio and furniture for your outside entertain-
ing; nice lot in Charlie Creek M/H Estates.
$55,000
Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for building
your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
DEED RESTRICTED AREA! 3 lots, 1/2 acre
each; city water and sewer; excellent road
frontage. $40,000 per lot

Convenience store located on H~ighway 61;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000
A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY! Good location
and large oaks at homesite; 20 acres and
3B/1Bth C/B home;; metal barn $325,000
WESTERN HIARDESE COUNTY! 10 acres with
12" well. $365,000

Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks andS acre pond. $110,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/-II
office; ~extra large shop; located in industrial
park. $120,000


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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


LOVELY C/B HOME on one acre overlooking
15th green of Torrey Oaks Golf Course;
4B/2Bth, new hardwood floors, windows and
roof; modern kitchen. $130,000
BRING YOUR SUITCASE and make this your
home! Fully furnished, 2B/2Bth DIW mobile
home; good location; plus tool shed and storm
shelter. $50,000
EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME at Torrey Oaks; bonus room, high ceil-
ings, upgraded light fixtures, lovely master
suite, dream kitchen, 3 car garage; superior
workmanship and so much more! Call for an
appointment to see this outstanding home.
$279,900
NEW LISTING SEE THIS WELL KEPT
HOME on large, fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; 2484 total
square feet; spacious rooms and family room
with fireplace; outside storage. $145,000
LOOKING FOR A TERRIFIC BUY? This
home has 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings, French doors,
plenty of room and located on corner lot; wheel
chair accessible. $128,500
GREAT STARTER HOME! 3B/1.5Bth, locat-
ed in Wauchula, new roof, updates in main bath
and master bedrooni; chain link and privacy
fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and rose
garden. $70,000
GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; rooms
are very large; laminate and tile floors; many
extras throughout; nicely landscaped and
move-in ready! $350,000



















4/2 GOLFVIEW, 3,500 SOF, excel-
lent neighborhood, circle drive,
dead end, $1,000 month +
deposit. 863-458-0551. 2:7-14p
15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS-
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 1:31-2:289
3BR/2BA home for rent. Earge
backyards in good neighborhood,
863-773-0065, 786-218-5236, 786-
218-5250. 2:14-219
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


FREE UPRIGHT piano, fair condi-
tion. 863-273-4347 after 5 p.m.
2:14p
av'CAdR 9H U0ERB nimen'
3146. 2:14
CHAR-BOIL GRILL, 3 burner
excellent condition, $100. Phone
73922. 2:7-3:6p
2001 KAWASAKI NOMAD 1500,
stock pipes with K&N air filter,
,yae .k77 controller, g rgd
FOR SALE 8 attached restaurant
booths and other items, call 781-
1296. 1:31-2:28P

Make yourself necessary to
somebody.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


YORKIE PUPPY, male, registered,
$500 cash. 767-0458. 2:14p
MALTESE, very tiny female, two
year old with papers. 735-2626.
~2:14c
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Infornia-
tion, t cd
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


WAREHOUSES Several different
sizes. Jack UIlrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 2:14c
2BR/1B APARTMENT, Wauchula,
$650.781-2146. 2:14p
2BR/18 Northside Apartments,
Fort Meade, $500 month. Security
deposit required. Call Sheila 781-
3039, 285-7203. 2:14c
3BR/1 1/28 newly remodeled,
$800 per month, 1st, last, securi-
ty. 781-7059. 2:14-21p
WAREHOUSE SPACE 500 sf,
10x10 rollup door at 64&17 in
Zolfo Springs. 863-781-4144.
2:7-14p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-4567. 1:31-2:28p
NICE RENTAL CRYSTAL LAKE.
767-8822. 1:31tfc


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
d cent condition. Call 9 1-3546c
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





AMAZON PARROTS, double~ yel-
low heads. Cage and all. 735-
2626. 2:14c


3 ACRES FOR SALE make offer.
Mobile home ready. Wauchula.
904-534-2609. 2:14-21p


24 FT. FLEETWOOD MALLARD
camper, excellent condition, like
new interior, no mildew, new tires
$5,500.781-0670. 2:7-14p


RENT OR RENT TO OWN, fur-
nished 2BR/2BA MH in Crystal
Lake Village, Wauchula. 1st and
last mo. rent and security deposit
to move in. $700 mo. 773-9571.
2:7-3:6p


NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

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

For Rental Info & Applications:

The PalmS
at
863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
NEW LISTING: Looking for a Quiet. Peaceful Country Setting. Six
-1/2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. Starting @ $15,000.
Northeast Bowling Green.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000O DW Palmt Harbor. This home includes
window treatment, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well
- Reduced to $135,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile H~ome sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. $95,000.
$79,000. Contract Pending.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $958000
$85,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside &; out. All
you have to do is move in. $190,000. $164,900.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500. es2:14

Topsy See, Broke
Elva Whidden, Associate
[B 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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Mikey Colding Dane Hendry
Realtor I ]. Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 381-2769
An In~dependendly Owlned Broelet ~g


* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of H-wy. 17 and Hwy. 62 m
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres H-amlins; 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.
p eu ifu e1 a. ternact dlt 9i37r dtpasdu e and satee d
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 78-1698 for more! details.


Turning Over a new leaf with a
new look for a new year.

Fresh Inventory

$$$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $$$


U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441

TOWing Service Available
.24 Hour Service Lowest Possible Rates
Fast an-d Reliable
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Where a Job Can Brecome A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come joini our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL PosmToNs
IS $10.00 PER Ho/R!
Minimnum Requirilements are~ H.S. Diplom~a or
G.E.D., 18 yeaar of age or- olderl and nlo
disqualifinilg crimilnal offense~s.
C.N.A--Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, ni ht & 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 im lementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, B3A or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
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 nur-sing experience.
RN--Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License reqcui~ed.
RN's & LPN's for TLFr~-Evening, night &t weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, F;L 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 n
DFWP and EOE e


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3 BR, 2.5 B, LR, Kit., DR, Large Open
Room, 2,260 sq. ft. Under Roof. Great
Location -- S. Florida Ave., Wauchula.
Possible Childcare Facility.


Call Tomasita Cortez

863-781-6431


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Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(RAIN OR SHINE)
B85tr00HIS WatS7 Elidric

( 1 Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call

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Jirnmy and Dan Hill
Sandra DeSantiago and Beatriz Benitez


~--- No Interest ~
SFinance Charges


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cZ.Pay Here!


3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake. Below aIppraised
30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis-
Commercial lot on IIwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DEITAILIS. 02.14


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DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? sNarcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
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ATTE[{[ION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on 'race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women, tfe-dh


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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AL-ANON FAMILY GROUR. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Lca ed at the SFC1C A nex


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489.
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contract.
tor's license number.
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Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


*MO VE -IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfe


ROGERS CARPET CLEANING -
Mattresses, pressure cleaning
tile, upholstery. 863-773- : 3:6p


Litt(e Fo((
Help Wanted

Now taking applications, full time or part
time. Must be motivated and enjoy being
with children. Immediate openings.
9~ 7 67 -5 312 S
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*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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Zoned C2
240 Stenstrom Rd., Wauchula
Call: Tomasita Cortez
863- 781 -6431
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TREES UNLIMITED
Conunercial Residential Licensed & Insured

*Experienced Tree Surgery
*Aerial Butcket Trucks Wood Chlipper
*Stumnp Grind~er Front End Loader
*Dump Truck Land Clearing .
*POnd Digging Excavation t'

Env~ironmentarlllyResponsible 863-781-702 7
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garla 122f


Early Childhood Professional
to coord. Quality Dept. to assist child care pro-
grams in Highlands & Hardee Co. FT w/excellent
benefits. Must have min. Associates Degree in
early Childhood or related, plus min. 3 yrs exper./1
yr supervision. Eng./Spanish preferred. Starting
range $35,000 to $39,500. Fax resume & cover let-
ter to 941-255-5856 or email to hsloan~elcfh.org
Close date is 2-18-08. EOE, pre-employ, back-
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lan C E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

RESEARCH/REPORTS ASSOCIATE
Full-time position which assists in the development, analysis,
collection, distribution, and maintenance of institutional informa-
tion. Min. Associate's degree req. Substantial exp. as well aS
coursework and/or training in the use of database, word pro-
cessing, and spreadsheet software req. Must understand elec-
tronic data processing principles and computer capabilities.
Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communica-
tions, including the ability to produce professional quality publi-
cations and reports is req. Starting salary range: $24,000-
$30,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including
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WANTED 3BR/2BA pre-owned
mobile home in MH park, or
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decent condition. Call 941-356-
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ANNE PARK TDLEEYAR HSAAR E
1850 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, Saturday, Feb. 16,
2008, 8-2. Merchandise will be for
sale at individual lots as well as
the Rec Hall, where we will also
be serving lunch. "One man's
junk is another man's treasure."
Come on out and join in the
search. There will be something
for everyone. 2:14p
LARGE YARD SALE Thurs., Feb.
21 -Sun., Feb. 24. Participants
are 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. 2:14p


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up'
50-Deskis$97 up, 3Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-ta7ble and 4 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 $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom

100-H abe rdsu $9 up.
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FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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SATURDAY, 8-1, Orange Blossom
RV Park, 2829 Hwy. 17 North.
2:14p
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., 2594
Boyd Cowart Road. Cokers,
multi-family. Alot more miscella-
neous items. 2:14P
FRIDAY 9-4, Satu~rday, 9-noon-
Lots of stuff, collectibles, CD,
DVD, knives, etc. 1070 Downing

SATURAY 8-, Bar stools, f2 4e
pots, sun umbrellas, big mens
clothing, baby items, large dog
kennel for medium dog, old fenc-
ing, scrap metal. 2578 Heard
Bridge Road. 2:14P
SATURDAY, 8-?, 3012 Whippoor-
will Lane, Wauchula. Lots of baby
items, multi-family. 2:14p
ALL WEEK SALE AII kinds of
beds, lots of clothing, 250 each,
also clothes racks. Edna's Place.
2:14c
SATURDAY 208 Park Drive,
Riverview. Lots of stuff. 2:14p
SATURDAY 8 noon. Oasis RV
Park, Route 66, 1/2 mile east of
Route 17, Zolfo Springs. 2:14p
MOVING SALE! Saturday, 8 a.m.,
305 N. 8th Ave., Wauchula. Furni-
ture, beds, lots of household
items, all size clothing. 2:14c


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Richard Bennett
Locksmith

(863) 78 1-2622

Serving Hardee County & Surrounding Areas
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Hardee CaY COMpally k4 lo
would like to welcome Jim Miller to the team. "
Jim is a resident of Wauchula and is bringing a wide
selection of Financing that will report credit to all major
credit bureaus*
This will allow our customers to reestablish their credit and improve
their buying privileges in our community.
FlfSt Time Buyers are also welcome!
We will continue to do Buy Here Pay Here, but also give our cus-
tomers the option of receiving valuable credit for their payments!
We will also be stocking additional Later Model vehicleS
with lower miles going forward.
We want to Thank You for your business from all of us at


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1:30 SHARP



WAUCHULA MOOSE LODGE


MEMBERS ANVD GUESTS

SARE WCELCOIME


-,~i 773-3820


10B TIhe Hcranld-A~dvocate, F~ebruary 14, 2008


Development of Regional Im-
pact on Thursday, April 17 at 6
p~m
-- Appointed Bud Heggie to
fill the vacancy on the Con-
struction Industry Licensing
Board which was recently cre-
ated by the resignation of Jack
Strickland. Heggie will fill that
seat until its termination on
Dec. 1, when he could be reap-
pointed.
Postponed appointments
to the proposed fire assessment
committee because of numer-
ous other things happening at
this time. Commissioners were
ulnsur~e just what they expected
the committee to do except
"find a better- way to assess
everyone more equitably.
"Those living near enough to
thr-ow a rock and hit the fir-e sta-
tion should not be assessed the
same as someone in Lily. Fires
at non-profit businesses take as
much wor-k as other businesses.
There are a lot of inequities,"
said Commissioner Minor
B ryant.
Prospective members of the
committee include Terry Atch-
ley, Jay Clark, Don Chancey,
Joe Wright, Sam Rawls and
Mike Manley.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The H-eraldl-Advocate
It's beecn 13i years andlt ex-

since then,
Under that ~remindecr, the
Ilardece ('ountyl Commission
f'ollowedc the reccom mendtation
of` TereI~sa Ca~ver, dlirector- of
landflill andt animal control scr-
viceS.
SheC sugg(estedl new rates for
citation fe~es fo~r those violating
the county's animal control
ordinance. Fees vary frlom $;50
on first offense uIp to $4500 on
second, third or subsequent
offenses within three yea~s.
Fanilure2 to pr-ovide aIn animal
with a rabies vaccination can
start with a $50 fime, pr~oceel to
$470 on the second offenlse a~nd
$4130 for the thir-d offe~nse,
Another offense wvithin three
yearsa can result in it lille 110
greater than $500O.
SWhe~n the dog, or cutl scratchl-
eS, [)iteS ofI mother.\ iS e in~jurCS

I~large. theI ~ir~st offen~lse is a cit~-
tion of` $110. Su bsequen lcl
offel~nses~ rqcuir~e aI co~urt ;Ippearl-

Nuisa~ncec dogs andt cuts,
"*,a~el at~ Iuse or at aonle
barklinlg or w\hatver. call for1 a






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written or $150 l'ine on f'irst
offe~nse, andl the $170 and $4130
lorl secondl atnd third offeinses,
a~nd up to) $1500 if` offe~nses recur
within three years.
Finally, abandonedl dogs and
cats, or interference with an ani-
mal control officer, both have
$160b citations for first offense.
Subsequent ones go to court
and can have penalties uip to
$500.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
A2lpproved a pr'oclamalion
of "Step Up, Florida," urgin
residents to walk to avoid
health problems, as r-equested
by Har~udee llealth Department's
medical dlirector Dr. Stephen
Gocrdon andl Erin Iless, life~style
coord~cinator.
ln healthy lifestyles crodec the
comully'ss 111st impo~irtant asset,
its peop'le, with 71 percent of
Hlardee ('ounty adults o~ve-
wecigh( or obese, 79 percent n~t
beating the r~ecommendedt fruLits
and vegetables andi 64 per~cent
engagi ng in no, regulari exercises.
IFollowving the morning's
meeti ng, comnmissioner~s jo ned
Dri. Gor~don, H-ess andl a dlozen

p'loyees on a m~ile walk\ around


town.
--- Appro`ved aI resolution
seeking a~ statc Departlment of
TIransportation workshop on the
four--laning of H-ardee Highway
friom Zolfor Springs to the
D~eSoto County line. The hear-
ing has been set at the Hardee
County Agri-Civic Center at the
cor-ner of Stenstrom and Altman
r~oads on F~eb. 25, beginning at 4

There will be a public com-
ment period fronm 6 to 7 p.m.
andl people may also send com-
ments to DOT. They can also be
br.ought to the office of' Coulnty
Manager Lex Albritton and will
f~orwardedl to, DOT.
Appro"ved aun agr~eementd
with the state Department of
Community A ff'ai rs for
$100,000 to complete rur-al
decvelopment policies as part of
the updlate on the Evaluation
a~ndl Recommendlations r-epor~t
do(ne every couple of` years.
Were' recmindled that a
public hearing on the Mosaic
mnining plan for the Fort Meade
Extension was to, be heard at the
Agri-Civic Centrcl o~n Wednes-
dlay, Feb. 13, beginning at 9

ni'c county will hold its pub-
hec hearings on the company's


The healthy and strong indi-
vidual is the one who asks for
help when he needs it.
Whether he's got an abscess
on his knee, or in his soul.
~ Rona Barrett


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
it was a lively group as members of the Hardee County Commission joined with several county employees and
numerous Health Department employees, including Dr. Stephen Gordon (front left), to take a mile walk in accord
with the Step Up, Florida proclamation encouraging citizens to exercise to be healthy.


There is no greater loan than
a sympathetic ear.


Letter To The Editor

Children W~ith Disabilities

Need Help to Develop


need or more severe need to
accomplish my ultimate goal in
services., sources, referrals,
health, and any other issue that
anyone may have to add to this
common problem.
Swin 1 to ttahnkh ayone who
problem in hopes to find a rea-
sonable solution that all parties
will come to an agreement and
sensible resolution. This is in
conjunction with letter one that
has already elaborated on.
Every problem is related and
being that the right to a free and
apept spriate pu lic educationhis
\ve need to be more liberal to
Americans with disabilities and
stop ignoring the fact to the


Areth Itu


somewhat related to the chil-
dren's problems. I believe
hereditary organizations that
deal with assistant technology
for children s with disabilities
would benefit and be of great
lielp in solving a common
American problem. ,

Here eitary Gienet ics te key
to accomplishing the theory of
children developmental delays
so my children can be success-
ful in life.
toIna c ls ontl want tobrin

Iedfr lmytic ail retn an ni


Dear Editor:
Countless doctors have diag-
nosed my son with ADHD. I,
Aretha Faulki, am the biological
birth mother- of the minor child,
whicl i qua iies me to assist all
participating parties to diagnose
my son and for my family to be
treated properly and respectfull-
cy s nan Anaicn a1 helqua
education.
I have to agree countless doc
tor sixiept asdev mental a d


sad th en sas n o tat h
could do for my kids, but I have
to agrece with countless doc~tor~s
tha~t they do not know for cer-
tain what is wrong With my son.
I am not a doctor' but if I were
to be one I would agree with the
developmental and behavior
and learning specialist and do
everything that I could to get
him proper treatment and help
to assist him if possible to
become a productive citizen in
the United States of America
rather a statistic.
My son has been in full time
ESE for five years being thle
reason tha( \ve allI needl to find a
comminon solution fori an ongo-
ing! pro'blem as quickly and expec-
dlitiously as plossible. My sonl
has oher ext llyg \Ve pmblnx itm
problmcis also.
I feel as though I am beinc
igno~redi and mistrea~te~d beccause
no one wants to, be honest aInd
tell me that my children's nees l
are incurable. Tlhe farther's and
mothers' health and learning ar~e


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


Wauchula
(across from
First National Bank)
773-6667


Maria


Jim Miller


County Raises Animal Fees


FWC Lists

Gulf Grouper

CIOSureS
Both the recreational and
commercial harvest of red, gag
and black grouper in G;ulf of
Mexico federal w\ater~s is pro-
hibited starting tomorrowv (Fri-
day) and running until March
15. Federal water~s extend be-
yond nine nautical miles off-
shore of Florida in the Gulf.
The commercial harvest of
red, gag and black grouper in
Gulf state waters inside the
nine-nautical-mile line is also0
prohibited during this period.
However, the recreational
harvest of red, gag and black;
grouper is still allowed in Gulf
state waters under existing
Flor~ida Fish &r Wildlife Con-
servation Commission bag- and
size-limit regulations.

Friendship is the only cement
that will ever hold the world
together.
~Woodrow Wilson





1 TueSday Special

1 ~BU Pg GP & F 018S

'- O9


Against Sebring, the Blue
Str-eak; pitcher kept Hardee off
guard. It was a successful first
inning, limiting Sebring to a
pair of hits and a walk but leav-
ing the bases jammed. In turn,
H-ardee junior Krystin Robert-
son doubled down the first-base
lime but was stranded.
Sebring picked up four scores
- in the second frame and left one
on base. Hardee got one of
those runs back when sopho-
more Heather St. John was hit
by a pitch, went to second when
sophomore Sierra Gee also
walked. The bases were loaded
when junior Chelsea Owens
also took a walk. Sophomore
leadoff batter Chelsey Steedley
fouled off four pitches before
singling to score St. John. *
Except for a Kristina Garcia
single to left field, the rest of
the game was all Sebring,
which padded its lead with six
tusin thheetopt the third, and
Thursday's trip to Palmetto
was diffetteans. thdee iet nR

after she singled to left and the
Lady Tigers went down in
order.
In the second inning, soph
Haley Marshall led off with a
double to left field, junior
Alivia Daniels was hit by and
pitch and St. John singled.
Marshall was caught and retired
and back-to-back strikeouts
retired the side.
Palmetto plated seven run-
ners in the home half of inning
two on a combination of hits
and errors. Each team was three
up, three down in the third
inning.
In the fourth, while Hardee
went down quietly, Palmetto
put two more runs on the board
on a single by Danielle DuBord
and double by Taylor Lewis. It
was 9-0.
Holding Palmetto scoreless in
the next two innings, Hardee
began to make its move. In the
top of the sixth, the Lady Cats
plated a trio of tallies. Chelsey
Steedley drew a walk and mov-
ed to second on a sacrifice by
senior sister Amber Steedley.
Robertson doubled and Garcia
and Miranda Powell both sin-
gled. When Daniels followed
suit, another pair of runs came
home. It was 9-3.
In the final at-bat, HaIrdee
tried to rally and nearly suc-
ceeded, sending six batters to
the plate. Rivera was safe on an
error and Owens drew a walk.
Chelsey Steedley singled home
Rivera and Robertson brought
Owens home with a sacrifice. It
was a bit late and Hardee lost 9-





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Letters To
The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
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Send letters to: Letters to
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We operate a pet vaccination business out of our location
here in Wauchula and vaccinate pets in a wide area of south
Florida. We hold climecs at feed stores, pet stores and occa-
sionally at large grooming parlors so there are several crews
leaving here every Saturday with a veterinarian, a crew leader
and several lay employees
Unfortunately, there are times when something goes
wrong and we have a wreck. The case in point last week was
when the doctor and the vet techmelian were attempting to trim
bh alja df 'agngressi e,she don elat jumpdy Il over th
called her. However, when they tried to trim her nails, several
of the nails bled, and this created a real concern for the client.
The incident occurred on Saturday, and the owner called
me on Monday ranting and raving over the telephone. In an
effort to resolve the problem I talked her into letting me come
to her home in Pinellas Park to examine the dog and finish
trimming her nails. She agreed and was satisfied with that.
I made the trip to Pinellas Park one evening. It was 85
miles from our office, but I was determined to put out a public
relations fire.
I crossed the Skyway into St. Petersburg, but when I
called the owner to tell her I was close to her house the lady
said, 'Well, we're not ready for you." I asked her if it would be
better if I had dinner before I came to her house and she said'
"Yes,' that would be much better, we're just not ready for you
right now.
I went to my favorite restaurant, called Pepins, on North
4th Street and met a man there who gave me specific directions
about how to get to the lady's house. However, when I turned
down the street where she lived I met this very large, brmndle
dog galloping straight down the middle of the street with two
elderly women chasing it,
One lady looked like she might be the 80-year-old woman
who owned the dog: The other lady was a neighbor who was
running down the street in her socks trying desperately to catch
the dog. There was also a kid riding his bicycle around the
neighborhood' whom tji8 ladies had talked into following the
dog.
Cinderella was a large streamlined dog that was supposed
to be a Labrador Retriever and Whippet cross, and it looked
the part to me. I was watching my patient run full speed down
the street. I stopped and talked to the older lady, and she con-
fessed that Cinderella had, in fact, run away.
I told the younger lady, who was running around in her
stocking feet, that maybe we could follow the dog and she
could coax it to come to her. As it turned out I realized by then
this dog lived confined to the house and if she ever escaped she
was going to run for a while before she came home.
We followed her for a couple of blocks until I saw the
futility of our efforts, and I finally told the lady I had intended
to trim the nails on the dog, but I was not in a position to chase
it for the rest of the evening. I realized the dog was not going
to come home anytime soon, but I assured her owner
Cinderella would be sitting at her doorstop when it was time
for the next meal.
Cinderella eventually made a loop back toward the house
and ran into a school yard behind the owner's house. B~y then
I had made it clear I was leaving, but I told the lady to have any
veterinarian she chose to trim the nails and to send me the bill,
By the time I got home, I had five hours of time commit-
ted to the evening, driven 164 miles, just to have dinner at
Pepins, and accomplished nothing. However, Cinderella had
enjoyed a wonderful evening running wide open around the
streets of Pinellas Park.
All was not lost for me either that evening because I had
an amazing dinner and made the decision that we will no
longer trim nails at any of our mobile clinics.

9)15 N.6th Ave. P et Care
Waucula773-6783
2:14C


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Vebruary 14, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Letter To The Editor

Limestone Native Tries To

Help And is Frustrated


a minister of Christ and a rehab
pesn e---z -tro thesher
department about three times to
sell myself as a volunteer and
was turned down without see-
ing the person who takes care of
activities. I requested to see the
minister "they" picked to take
care of all religious sect. Do
you go to one church you as
in you'll.
At one time I was told I had
to talk to him. No one knew his
name nor would give me his
phone number.
Is Hardee like Hollywood for'
the rich and the famous? Is
there hope for the poor and do-

goWoranyoumhlorl me do some
god deeds in the name of the
sn of God in this county.
Thank you for your time.
Christ's servant ..

Lonnie Richardasdn


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sickness, injury, you name it,
has made the opening of the
2008 TIardee softball season a
bit of an uphill climb.
Playing with a combination
of varsity and JV players, and
unable yet to play JV games,
coaches Liz Lenhart, Linda
Arredonglo, Laura Weeks and
Leigh Schneider have made
up lineups at last minute s
notice.
Greeting always powerful
Sebring in such a situation re-
sulted in a disastrous 18-1 loss
to the Lady Streaks in the sea-


son opener on Feb. 5. Hardee
did much better at Palmetto last
Thursday in a 9-5 loss.
This week's games were
home for Braden River on
Monday and Avon Park on
'Tuesday. A trip today (Thurs-
day) to Santa Fe Catholic for a
4 p.m. varsity game ends the
veek.
Next week is Tuesday at Fort
Meade. Then there is a break
until a Feb. 26 trip to Sebrmng, a
visit Feb. 28 from Sarasota
Booker and Feb. 29 from All
Saints' Academy. The last two
are varsity-only games set for 6
p.m.


past the job or outside the box. I~
learned respect and protocol,
but there is a thing called love'
mercy coupled with justice.
If we are going to stick to our
guns at all time, it is a waste of
time to appeal to Caesar. I made
four 'trips to Hardee from
Arcadia to see about the land
before I-got my answer "No."
The fourth trip a woman (she
said she took pictures of the
lots) at the front desk made
more sense of what was going
on. You need more people like
her who knows how to commu-
nicate. I mean who knows how
to use the proverbial word
K.I.S. S.
I wonder does everyone have
something to hide. What hap-
pened to open door policy. I am


Dear Editor:
Hardee County councils . .
I am 62 years old. I went to
school in Hardee at Lillian R.
Brown. I was raised in Lime
stone.
In school I learned one of the
founding fathers of this great
nation made a statement, "I
know of but one way of judging
my future and that is by the
past "
This town had two stores.
One was a drug store. The other
had a Post Office in it. The train
brought the mail, a'nd you could
catch the train to another town.
There was all kinds of farm-
ing at the time.
In the black township there
were two churches and a one.
room school. Everyone helped
each other.
I watched this town go down
to where ithis nowe because of

into action roads that were
nvr rdoopen p tma 11haave
So the town could have had a
future to grow, but instead it
was ch kedtout.tth
bI hakd t wo men at te
hea th department. Tey sai
they are trying to help this town
to grow. I told them they are
spinning their wheels in mud.
Without your help how could
it grow? You have the power to
do tat and wit out your heP
how can they do anything.
Tell these men to quit wast-
ing the taxpaying people's time
and money. They can meet all
they want without you being
there.
There is no hope. I saw on
the news a group of men
watched two or three men
drown while waiting on another
group to save them. Do you call
that a good neighbor? I wonder
what God thinks of that.
If it was an animal in a pond
you would try to save it. I had
an uncle drown trying to save
his boss man's dog.
I myself was trying to do
good work for this town of
Limestone and was turned
down, knowing all the time
there were laws that may hinder
me.
I put in a request that never
made it to you. When one per-
son makes a call there is no
hope because they cannot see


Letter To The Editor

Hardee Coalition For The

Homeless Seeking Members
Dear Editor: received a grant-i~n-aid in the
This letter is an update on the amount of $15,819.00.
coalition's progress this past Annual membership fees are
year. As you know, the Hardee individual, $25, and, for a com-
County Coalition for the pany, agency, or organization,
Homeless was formed to serve $50.
the needs of the homeless in an You are welcome at our gen-
attempt to end chronic home- eral membership meetings. The
lessness in Hardee County by coalition meets on the second
the year 2010. Tuesday of every other month
We are still dealing with fam- at noon at the China Buffet
ilies who were displaced by the Restaurant in Wauchula. For
hurricanes that hit Hardee in more information please call
2004. Our homeless po ulation, 773-5717. I look forward to
as of our Point In Time Survey meeting you personally and dis-
January 2007, showed that we cussing how to best address the
had approximately 675 people homelessness in our county.
still homeless.
In August of 2007 our coali- Sincerely,
tion became officially a 501C3. Lorraine Gillespie,
Since then we have had quite a Vice Chair
few accomplishments. We now Hardee County Coalition
have two new shelters for For The Homeless
women Hannah House and We are having a fundraiser
Lydia's House. We have also during Pioneer Park Days.
received recognition by the The vision of Hardee Coali-
Hardee County Commissioners tion on Homelessness is to ad-
when they signed a proclama- vocate for access to safe and
tion on homelessness. To top it affordable housing for all citi-
off we have applied for and zens of Hardee County

My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I
use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what
there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking
around.
-Dr. Seuss


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A CINDERELLA

STORY

By: Dr. Ross A. Hendry,
DVM


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
HMOONDDAYY

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sau-
sage on a Bun (Salad Tray,
P::':, R~o unads, ce, Apple-
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuits, Cinnamon Toast.
Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Ch eur er ne a eeni(Ssaoad
Tray, Wh le Kernel Corn,
Peaches, Juice Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
S 13r fast: erealinnWa fer'
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog (Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Juice,
Roll) and Milk

B ekfast 1eea, Ch es
Tat aCluno rkTaast, ese -
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans, Juice,
Jell-O) and Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
HOLI DAY
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
sa nch: Ch ckn Fryz or Sau-
Pizza (Salad Tray, Roll, Peas &
Carrots, Applesauce, Juice)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast,
Applesauce, Juice, Milk
BLu ch:eCheeser eszz o
burger on a Bun (Lettuce &


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


Tomato, Whole Kernel Corn,
Juice Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Cheese Pizza or Corndog
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Pota-
tos Garde nPFeas, P aches,

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
H~amz e ah tke SanL ich or
Tomato, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Jell-O, Juice) and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
HOLI DAY
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Sausage Link on a
ru (TossedeSaamadd Macarboani&

dqah 1 uice, App esauce)
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Sa no rCs ck tatoes, Co
Baked Beans, Roll, Peaches,
Juice Bar) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Ju ce,GMil
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Juice, Fruit
Snacks, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Taco (Tossed Salad,
w/Cr ,se, el-O Juce)eans
Milk


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more than 14 by tha t date. For more information, contact Joe
Cranford at 375-4856 or cell 781-2330.

Duffers, plaun ahead to take part in the Pro~ject Glraduation golf
tournament on March 8. Entry fee of $50O, which includes conti-
nental breakfast, lunch, two mulligans and 18 holes with cart, will
benefit the Class of 2008 and its alcohol-fr'ee graduation party. For
more inforlmation, call Ron or- Lor~i Bromley at 375-2814 or 245-


ine at nlews. heraldadcvocate @emrbarqmail. coml with news for- this
biwe~ekly columnl.


WOW! Congratulations are in order for coaches Vance Dickey
and Tranvis Bone and the entire Wildcat basketball team. The team
defeated Avon Parkl, DeSoto and Palmetto to claim the top sport in
Class 4A Distr~ict 10 to be district champion and earn the right to
host the regional qluar~terfinal game tonight (Thursday) at 7. 'The
opponent' is Bartow, which lost its District 9 bid to champion
Lakeland Kathleen
If the Wildcats are successful against Bartow, a match-up
with Kathleen may be next. The regional semi-final game is
Tuesday at 7. The regional championship game is Feb. 23. The
state semi-finals and finals ar~e Feb. 28 and March I at the Lakeland
Center. Wouldn't it be nice to make that trip for the Wildcats.
It would be a fitting close for senior-s Mark St. For-t and
Arnold Louis, who are both college bound. St. Fort has also been
chosen as one of only 24 players across the state to play in the
Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star game
on March 15 mn Daytona Beach.

Junior high school basketball closed on a positive note, with
both the boys and girls squads defeating Sebring in rescheduled
home games last week.
On another front, former Wildcat football player Travis Tubbs
continues to lead the Sunshine Conference. A junior at Webber
International Univer-sity in nearby Babson Park(, Tubbs is still
booting punts to give opponents of the Webber Warriors a longer
distance to make up. He was selected to the 2007 confer-ence Fir-st
Team as a punter and also claimed the Captain's Award.

Spr-ings sports ar~e under way. The baseball boys split pre-sea-
son Classic games last week at Lake Wales and play another group
of them this week. The regular season starts Tuesday at Braden
River. The first home game is next Thursday against Frostproof.
Next Friday there is a double-header at home, the JV at 4:30 and
varsity at 7:30 against Avon Par~k.
Softball girls ar~e starting slow due to injuries and illness play-
ing havoc with the team. So far, they have only been able to play
varsity games, using a combination of varsity and JV players. They
hosted Braden River on Monday and Avon Park on Tuesday.

Boys and girls tennis teams are also on the go. The g~rls won
their season opener 4-3 over Lake Placid, while the boys were
short-handed and still almost won in a 4-3 loss to Lake Placid.
Matches are at the home Wauchula City courts. On Monday, the
Hardee boys greet Sebring. Both teams play at home against
Booker next Thursday.

Boys weightlifting, track and field, and junior high volleyball
are starting soon. Keep an eye out for the schedules and stories
which should appear soon.

In youth baseball, the Die Youth teams take a break this
week so students can be well rested for the FCAT testing going on.
Play resumes next Monday.
Bowling Green Youth Baseball is holding registration for the
next two weeks. It began Feb. 7 and will continue through Friday,
Feb. 22. Parents/guardians must accompany the child and bring a
birth certificate.
To be eligible, a child has to be at least 5 by Aug. I and no


THE LENTEN SEASON
It wasn't so long ago that we were celebrating Christmas. Now
it's Ash Wednesday, L~ent and, of course, the glorious Resurrection
of Easter.
Most people know that the day before Ash Wednesday is
Shrove T'uesday or Matrdi Gras. What I didn't realize until recently
is the connection between Mardi Gras and Christmas. In places that
celebrate Mardi Gra;s including many Latin American and
European countries as well as our own New Orleans, Mobile, Ala.,
and many other Southern cities the big lead-up is Carnival,
which traditionally starts on Epiphany (also known as Twelfth
Night or Three Kings Day) at the end of the Christmas season.
The colorful carnival season includes lots of parties and general
merry-making until Mardi Gras fades into the solemnity of Lent.
througe latchting he turn ofithe holidays and holy days cycling
Of all seasons, Lent is most associated with penance, sacrifice
and serious reflection. With Easter as our goal, we find cause for
great joy even though we contemplate what we're "giving up" for
40 days. After all, hardship for its own sake is meaningless. The
point of self-denial is to open ourselves to God's love so that it
spreads through His world through us.
Giving up snacks or an occasional meal can be a good
reminder that we're physical beings dependent on the bounty of
God's good earth. Our voluntary fasting also reminds us that many
of our neighbors, because of poverty, go hungry. They have no
choice. And while we think about giving up good things, let's also
consider giving up bad ones that rob us and those around us of
pa ad jy
paFaather Jhn Catoir, former director of The Christophers, offers
these thoughts:
Give up resentment and become more forgiving.
Give up hatred and return good for evil.
Give up complaining and be more grateful.
Give up pessimism and become more hopeful.
Give up worry and become more trusting.
Give up anger and become more patient.
Gv pettiness and become mor n ble.
If we follow some or all'of these suggestions, then on Easter
morning we will have gained far more than we gave up, knowing
that God's love propels us beyond the despair of death to the hope
of eternity.
For a free copy of "Lent: Discovering Joy in a Solemn
Season, write: Thle Christophers, 5 Hanover Squtare, New York,
NY 10004; or e-manil: mail@christophers. orR-.


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The Herald-Advocate
(usPs s78-780) ::

Thursday, .February 14, 2008':


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Feb. 18 Boys Tennis Sebring IIOME 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 Girls Softball Fort Meade Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Boys Baseball Braden River HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River Away 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 Girls Tennis Booker HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 JV Baseball Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park HOME 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 Girls Tennis Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Fort Meade HOME 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 Girls Softball Sebring Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Mulberry Away 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 Girls Tennis Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.


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Nig ht classes
February 26th & 28th

TUeSday & Thursday

5:00pm 8:00pm


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Clara is a black labrador retriever.
She .is a gentle-natured dog looking for a
gentle-natured family to care for her.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


If we do not mak~e 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.
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COURTESY PHOTo
Coach Andy Maddox (left) and the Hardee Junior High School girls basketball team
pose with David Royal of Bartow-based Clear Springs Inc., which contributed over
$1,000 for basketball shoes for each team member. Clear Springs Inc. vice-president
Terry Atchley, who was instrumental in arranging the donation, was unable to come for
the personal thank you.


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


Tea did not arrive in Japan
until the ninth century and
did not become popular until
the twelfth century.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What a great way to close out
the season!
Both Hardee Junior High
School basketball teams fin-
ished up the season with victo-
ries over rival Sebring Middle
School.
In games reset from Jan. 24,
when the Hardee gym was
unavailable due to vandalism'
the junior Lady 'Cats and junior
Wildcats took it to their oppo-
nents for victory.
As part of their final game,
the girls were pleased to recog-
nize Clear Springs Inc. of
Bartow, which contributed over
$1,000 for new basketball shoes
for each of the 13 menibers of
the team. Terry Atchley, vice-
president of operations, and
business mate David Royal
were instrumental in arranging
for the community business
donation.
SCoach Andy Maddox and the
girls were anxious to show their
appreciation by producing a
victory by holding Sebring
scoreless in a full-court press in
the final quarter, led by eighth
grader Artrice Hines who hit a
pair of deuces and three-of-four
at the free throw line.
Hines finished with a game-
high nine points in the 20-17
win. No Sebring player had
over four points. For Hardee,


Summer Palmer and Ashley
Nichols each added four points,
Danely Flores had a deuce and
Robin Tanks'ley garnered one at
the foul line.
Others finishing up the 2007-
08 season for Hardee were
Caitlin Sockalosky, Monserrad
Duran, Jessica Madrigal,
Michelle Ybarra, Thelea Rami-
rez, Shelby Arsenault. Kayla
Nichols and managers Cynthis
Garcia and Frances Garcia.
Meanwhile, the Hardee boys
led from the get-go, taking a 9-
7 advantage after quarter one
and seeing it grow to 22-11 by
halftime. It was 34-19 at the
three-quarter mark and, despite
a furious Sebring effort in the
final period, Hardee won 48-37.
Trent Locklear and Trench
Johnson eac~h had nine points to
lead Sebring, Johnson getting
eight in the final period.
For the Wildcats, there were
three players in double digits.
Deonte Evans hit every quarter
and finished with 23 points.
Keshun Rivers had 12 and
Jajuan Hooks 10. Dylan
Clements had two points and
Juan Martinez added one-of-
two at the free throw line.
Also playing in their final
2007-08 game under coaches
Carl Coleman and Bryan
Pelham were Murrell Winter,
Greg Garza, Dalton Rabon,
Dennis Reed, Dalton Hewett
and Daniel Boehm.


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Wouchula

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BOWLING GREEN

APSOLIC LIGIITIIOUSE
APOS ED P'ENTACOS~TAL
CIIURCII
3110 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a~m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p~m.

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3.353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.ml.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd ......
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

CHIRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIIP
Ilwy. 17 SoutlI
Morning Worship ................10:370 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.mn.

CH1URCHI OF GOD
IIwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ...........10:00 a.mn.
Morning WVorship .. ...11.....I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ........................7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACII
725 Palmetto St.
375-3.304
Sunday Schoo~l .....................'9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ................l 1:00 a.m
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ......................5:00 p.m.

COMMlhUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main &I W. Central.
Sunday AM W'orship... .....10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................6:00 pm. i
Wed. Pr~ayer Meeting ............7:00 p m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. IIwy.17 -375-2253
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m-
Morning Worship ................l 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340

MonrngS or hip ......... I 400 am
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 ................I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........ ...........6j:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISHI 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.mT.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCII

Church School ......................9):30 a.m.
Mornn Service .........I 1:00 a.m.
Eve img Service ........7:00 p.m.
Wed. B ble Study//raye ...7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CIIURCII
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.in
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.mn.
Sunday Service .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


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


~Love is an Act Ion'

In Iwonderful

shas lore is
limitless! Ilt sems
shat the more we
give, the more we
are able to give.
1 John 4:8 tells
us, "God is love "
This is thle way God
mnifliests Ilimnsell
on earth. Because
God's love for us is
boundless, our love
for others canl he
abundlanl. WIhen
we lernm to love
unconditionally.
our heart becomes
full of joy, for then
God dwells within (
our sourl.
If we love those ;k s-
whose lives wec
touch eachi day,
they~ will knlow love
antd they will pass it onl. L~ove has a way of ever inlcreasing;. Once
thle cycle begins, it will continued, spilling: endlessly on our lives
like sunlighlt from thle sky.
Give yourselF a valentine this year. Worship God each wcck.
You will learnl to give love...nnd you will received love that knows
no hounds. O3n amnaon

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedrdday Thursday Friday Saturday
Matthew Psalm Psalm Psalm Psalin Psaha Psalm
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Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
R.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


BOWLING GREEN

PRHIMERKA MISSION BAUTIISTA I
Murraly Road off IIwy. 17
3775-2295
D~omingios Escuelal Domu. ......'.945 a.m.
Ser~vicio de Ador~acion.......... l1:00 a.m.
Ser~vicio de P'redicacion ........5:00 p.mn.
Micrcoles Servico.................6:30 p.m.

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1I:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service.......... ..7:00 p.m-
Mid-Week Bible Study.
Thurs. ....................7:30 p.m.


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPT'IST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. L~imestone
Comnm.
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.mn.
Morning Worship .. ......11.I :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wedtnesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lanc 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Worship Servicce ...... ............ 1:00 a.mn.
Sunday Ngll r orslup ......:0pm


NEW ZION B)APTIISTI CHURCH
202 Sidnecy Roberts Road
Sunday School ................ ... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

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

UNION BAPTISTC CHUR)CH
5076 Lily Chlurchl Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a~m
Morning Worship ............... I1 :00 a~m

We nsday AWNA for Kids:0pm




WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday Schpol .................... 10:00 a.m
English Service ..................l1:30 a.m
General Worship Service .....1:30 p.m .
TuesdasdPrayer ...........700 p~m


CELEBRATION CHURCH

225 E.RMai St CAMPUHall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
SudIardee.cdelbration.o 0 am
S n ay ................................1 : am

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
C~elebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m-
Wednersday Evenring Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m-
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for loc~atiols

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l1 :00 a.m
Wednesday .. ...............7:00 p.m.
CHIURCHI OF CHIRIST
Will Duke Road
7737-2249
Sunday Morning Worshnip......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Clalss ........7:00 p.ma.
Menl:v Leadershlip, & ~-Tiraini Clas.s -
2nd Sundary of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CIIURICII OF; GOD
Martin Luthler King Blvd.
767-0199

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


2e TIhe Herald-Advocate, February 14, 2008


When Michelangelo was plan-
ning a statue, he went to the
marble quarry for a stone. AII he
could find in the size he wanted
wa a reject.
~e took it, and formed the body
of David into a position it would fit.
That strained body of THE BOY
DAVID he sculptured gave life to
the statue.
That s what our Lord did. He took
rejects. Mary Magdalene was a
prostitute. but she became a'
sensitive, sweet believer.
Matthew was a rich and'
wretched thief, but he became the
writer of the gospel of Matthew.
Peter was a salty. swearing
fisherman, but he became a great
preacher.
Let the Lord transform your life,
won t you?


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


-Schedule Of Weekly Services--


WAUCHULA

WAUCIIULA CHIURCHI OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Mornipg Worship ................11: 15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ..7:30 p.m
Thurs. Youth Bible Study l..7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship....... .....7:30 p.mn.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson .
Sunday ~School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church..................................100 ~ .
Youth Service ........................6:00 j.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHIULA 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.mn.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... l1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.mn.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m-
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS

Corner of 6th and Hickory


Evening Worship .. .........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
CorneSrtof 6th &; Suwance -1035-0 1

Worship Servc .. .. ...........11:00 a.m.

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
&r Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 771-
0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening.................................:0 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ............. 10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........l1I:00 a.m.
........... ... ............................70 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVEoRAcPTISFT CHURCH

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.mn.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship .... ......7-9 p.m.:

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .. ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................... Il 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
EscueclaoDominica.. O ..100 am.

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. 7.35-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a~m.
Training Union .................:.....S:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ~...................6:00 p.in:
Wednesday Prayer .:..............7:00 p.m.l


WAUCHULA

JEH1OVAIP'S WITNESSES S
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.mn.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Every FridMy Tv n EaS 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAIG1AlS~T CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Service ...3............1 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 .................... I :00 a.m.
NEW H1OPE LBAPT'IST CHURHCII
1'999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Service .... .............11 :00 a.m

ChrhT~a n p............: p ni
Wednesday P'rayer .. .............7:00 p~m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CIIURCII
10 Martinl Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ......................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1I:00 a.m.
2nd Sunlday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endealvor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. &r Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

I'EACE VALLEY LUTHIERAN

16437 Stenstru Roa 773-285g
I &( 3' Sunl. Comlmunion ..10:00 a.m.
2-' &r 4~ Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......................... l 1:15 a.m.
** Fenlowsh~ip each Sundaly aIfter service

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

REAL LIFE CHURC)Il
3365 North US IIwvy 17

Melesa rS uy Le ning I..3 an

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAFFIST CHURCH

Radio Pls ra
WZZ Sunlda s ....9:00 a.m
Sunday School ......... .. ....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ..........11:00 a.m.

cedn sd yo Pa r .... ........ ..700 p.n

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 Service...............10:00 a.m.

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

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE

1511 US Hw R7 I. 873-114
Sunday School. .....................9': 15 a.m.

M ednes ay Slce ......... ..:0 p m
SBC: ffiliation

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CIIURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9):30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ l1:00 aim.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.mn.

SOUTIIISID)E BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 7731-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.n.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

TAB1ERN ACLEI OF


PRI'~SE & JOY
1507 MLKI A~venue
Sunday Schiool .................... 10:00 n.m .
Morning Worship ................ I1:30 a.m
I cnill Worship ............. .....7:00 P.n 1
'I~~ucs. ~ Iil ry
&r Childl Train. ..........7:00 p.m
F~ridlay Pranyer SerIvice ............7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

CHIURCHI OF JESUS CHIRIST
OFi LA'I"fERS-DAY SAINTS
630 Hannchley Rd. 7737-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
I'ricsthood ............................ l1:00 a.m.
COMMUNITYSLIGHITHOUSE
Sunda School t. ..86100am.
Sunday Mcornin ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-.3470
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l1:130 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 ICRESBCYTESIAN

114 N. 7th Ave. 7737-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .. .........I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .. ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6: 15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise &r Worship .. ........10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................5:00 p.mn.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPT`IST CHURCEII
1570 W. Main St. 7737-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11I: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
(Mursic & Missionls 4 yr -grad 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).... ........6:20 p.m
(Youthl Wr~VrshipO for g 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).........................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worshrip./o~r gc9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCII
MISSION BAUITISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9):45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........l 1:00 a.m.
Predicacion ..........................I1:30 a.m
Estudio Biblic, Miercoles......7:30 a.m

FIRST CHlRISTIAN CHIURCI(
1121 WY.Louisiana St. 773-9243

Children's Programming
(0-12trh 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.
PrcK/3-4 yr, olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
.. ........... ...................6:30-8:0 p.m.
Ja~m Team......................6:30-7: 15 p.m.
K-'ith Kids World G ou 1-:0 s.

6-12th Grade (Oasis).... 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.


Evening Worship ............... .6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6i:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship. 6....:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study...... 10..l:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activitics ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
13797 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 Ser~vice ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Minlistries ........7:00 p.m.
THIE 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.
H1EARTLAND
1 6MM NITYt 7IIR 0

Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship ................................ 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Body builders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HIISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familia y amigos y
Distruta de La palabra de Dios
Domningos .............................6:00 p.mn.
Miercoles..............................?o p.m1.


IGLESIA AD)VESNTISTAr DEL i
SEPTIM~O D)IA
Old Blradenton Road
767-1010

JESIIOVAII'S WIT'NESSESS
ENGLISH
155 Altmanl Road 1131
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m 7
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.mn.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.













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hioly angels." Andl Romans 1:16, 110e said, "I am not ashamed of the
(;osp'el, because it is the power of God fo~r the salvation of every-
one who belie s.

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a pair of wins and it tic
last week in Dixte Darlings
softball.
The girls played their usual
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
schedule,. with the Vandolah
Power Plant Shockers padding
their division lead by another
pair of games.
The Carlton Brothers Co.
Heartbreakers and the EMBR
Construction Inc. Power Puffs
tied 13-13 in their Tuesday
game.
The teams take a break next
week because of FCAT testing
and, according to the schedule,
do not resume play until Feb.
25.
In the opening game last
week, the Shockers handed the
Power Puffs a 15-3 loss.
Cori-Ann Rosales and Yadira
Castillo each circled the bases
three times for the Shockers.
Cassidy Brown, Sarah Welch
and Michaela Villarreal chipped
in with dual scores and
Michaela Klein, Jocelyn Villar-
real and Marisol Montanez
c oskseed hoDe mp eaonce neaceh
Welch added defensively.
The first trio of batters for the
Power Puffs came around to
touch home base. Lilianna
Ponce, Heather Coronado and
Alex Brant put runs on the
board. Adding to the game were
Destiny Scheel, Andrea McVay,


Katie Camacho, L~ucy G;alvez
and Vivana FlorIes.
O>n TIuesdayv the Hear~ltbreak-
ers andi P'ow~er Plffs hau~tled to a
13-13 tic w\hen time runn out1.
DestinLce PaIce. Cla\ire C'arl
ton, Sarah Carlton, Aiyanna
Root, Kaylee Barberie and Eli-
yah Mar-iner each put a pairl of
tallies on the board. Hanllie
Atchley added a r~un and Ashlee
Patterson, Aubrey Bra Ash-
leigh Adams and Abig il Erek-
son contributed in the field.
It was similar for the Power
Puffs, where Coranado, Brant,
Scheel, Alicia Lopez and
Camacho came around to cross
home twice apiece and Ponce,
McVay and Flores touched
home once each, with Galvez
contributing in the field.
In Thursday's game, the
Shockers were able to edge the
Heartbreakers 17-14.
Leadoff batter Lindsey Welch
and Sarah Welch each put a pair
of scores in the book for the
Shockers. Montaunez. Castillo,
Brown and Rosales wer~e twin-
tally batters and Klein,
Michaela Villarreal and Brid-
get Coley added seklo sc res{\s
leadoff` batter Patterson with
three trips around the bases.
Adams, Pace, Erekson, Sarah
Carlton and Root each added a
pair of runs and Clair-e Carlton
touched home once. Bragg,
Barberie and Atchley con-
tributed defensively.


IN GOD WE TRUST
First of' all, an update from mny last article: I was blessedl over
the holidays to, first, be ordained as a chaplain with the title of rev-
erecnd. Second, I was appointed as one of the Sheriff's Office chap,-
lains, with the primary responsibility to assist fellow law enforce-
ment officers and their families anytime they need me, for comfort
or spiritual guidance.
Now we all are faced with the decisions, not only nationally
but locally, as to who our new leaders will be.
So much recent controversy has centered on the separation of
church and state~ taking God and the Ten Commandments out of our
government buildings and our schools. Our nation was founded
and our government was built on God's commandments. The rea-
son for the separation of church and state was to keep the govern-
ment out of the church, not the church (God) out of our gover~n-
ment, and certainly not out of the people we elect to run our gov-
ernment, though I'm sure I will have people who don't agree with
me.
Our founders didn't want our government to be like others'
wher-e government ruled over the church and told it what it could
and could not say like the British government dur-ing that time
and like Hitler did to Germany's government. You should read
about that some time, how Hitler methodically and politically
oppressed a strong religious foundation in Germany into being
controlled by the government. -
Think it can't happen in America? It has already begun! First
prayer in schools taken away then the Ten Commandments, and
now there are forces trying to silence pastors from preaching on
anything controversial, such as adultery, abortion and homosexual-
ity ex mp e. Pastors tshboulid bee abl co pre bh the Bible and their

We have the oldest longest-standing constitutional government
in history. We must maintain the standard that our founders estab-
lished. Do you know that first opening session for Congress was a
three-hour prayer?. Look it up it in the history of our government.
It is time to bring back our founders' government and people
with Christian values to run the government both nationally and
locally. I have nothing against different religions or how you prac-
tice your faith as long as it is in accordance with the Bible. I respect
the fact that you may not want your child to pray in school, so
what's wrong with a silent prayer time for those who do? What
about their rights?
You always see politicians stay in the gray area of religion
until their campaigning, then its all about their religion and their
belief in God and the news showing them going to church. Later,
most never speak of it again and certainly do not stand up for God
in their powerful positions.
It is time for us to stand up as Christians and vote our beliefs
and for who will support those beliefs! I'm not going to tell you
who to vote for, only that you should vote your beliefs and not who
you "think" will do the best job.
In Mark 8:38, Jesus said, "If anyone is ashamed of Me and My
words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will
be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the


Brookside Bluff took time
last Thursday to remember the
friends and neighbors who
had passed during the past
year.
The chorus opened with
"How Great Thou Art" and
"Oh, Worship the King." Ed
Bredeweg welcomed everyone
and presented a reading from
the Scriptures. This was fol-
lowed by the hymn "In Heav-
enly Love Abiding," a prayer,
and the hymn "Great Is Thy
Faithful es"
The neighbors who were
remembered were Eunice Corn-
astCharles Fletcher cC m l
Dennis O'Brian and George
Ruttan. Their families were pre-
sented with votive candles in
clear crystal holders and rose-
buds from the Brookside Bluff
Chapel. Hazel Roberts made


the arrangements for the can-
dles and the sanctuary.
Ed Bredeweg addressed the
group with "Remembering Our
Neighbors," and Jim Buck
made the closing remarks. The
chorus finished with "Praise
My Soul" and "Amazing
Grace." Organ and music
arrangements were made by
Beth Walton.
Jim White directed the cho-
rtis. The chorus consists of
Cathy Bennett, Ida Bloomfield.
Jeanne Kiergaar Lois Noan.
Zita O'Brien, Flo Padrnos, Lil
Pelkey, Iva Ruttan, Debbie
BM Vi i Alic eCu tlr, Jonen
Summitt, Benny Boone, Jim
Buck, Mike Buuck, Bruno
Noor, Harold Point, Jim Rose,
Gerry Smith, Paul Summitt,
Frank Trybulski and Mac
Bowes.


We welcome Don and Eddy
Phillips from Washington, Pa.,
and Jack and Darleen from
Allegany, Pa. They will be
spending the winter months
with us in the future.
Georgianna and Dave Mills
had a nice visit from their
daughter, Debi Mace, from
Sandy, Utah. Debi was quite
amazed at how her parents
spent their winters and is glad
the a snoyhe= wrt n
ful folks. Mary Lou and Ergie
Katzur enjoyed their niece, Sue
Foley, visiting from Flint, Mibch.
Bill and Dolly Hartigan had a
wonderful visit from their son,
*Bob, arid his lovely wife, Joyce.

BREAKFAST
Our breakfast was well
attended. The next breakfast
will be Feb. 23, from 8 to 9 a.m.
Winnie DeWitt, Janet and Terry
Johnson were our hostesses.

YARD SALE

Saturday f dm8 ~. tilll noobe

MUSIc
Here at the Oasis, we have
music jams every Sunday from
2 till 4 p.m. We had l2 jammers
this past Sunday. The 50/50 was
won by Jack Payne, Jeff Riggs
and Jerry from Charlie Creek.
Don't forget our BluegraSS
Day, Feb. 17 from 1:30 to 4
p.m., featuring our own Ray
Moore on the fiddle; his son,
Roger, pn the guitar; Lou
Mothersbaugh, on the man-
dolin; Larry Reid on the dobro;




Travelers arid The Charlie
Creek Bluegrassers.

SHUFFLEBOARD
We are excited about the
numbers that have shown up to
play shuffleboard. Wie have
some fine talent in this event.
Ray Moore and Charles West
have been the" champions for
three terms.

HORSESHOES
We have quite a few whO
know where to put that ringer.
The true tale will be in the tour-
nament game come Monday,
Feb. 25. Who will it be?

BIRTHDAYS
Our ice cream social for
birthdays held in February was
well attended with plenty of ice
gregm and cake. Those having
birthda'ys in February were
Harry Newton leading off with
quite a few numbers, Shirley
Hyde followed by Eddy
Phillips. Ine'z McFalls' birthday:


carr address is 212 Church
St., Apt. North I A West,
Valdese, N.C. 28690. Don't
forget Charlotte and Claude's
anniversary also Feb. 27. They
have been together forever.


BINGO
The 50/50 was won by Eddy
Phillips, and Ruby Ramey won
the cover all.

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are our nutriment.


coURTESY PHOTO
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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


Feb. 10, Isains Villa, 4.5. o 707 G;reen St., Wauichula, was
arre~sted b~y Sgt..l~ll John Easo;n a cha~rgedl withl disordecrly intoxica-
inI''ch. 10,; a hef~t on U~.S. 17 Soutlh wa~s replorlted.

F~eb. 9, Arturo Va~lencia, 22, of' 4721 Dixinna Dr., Bowling
Greecn, a~ndl Germann H-. (covuruhi;as, 33. o 4621 D~ixiauna Drive,
Bowling G;reen, wereI.C arre'(Sted by Sgt. JohIn Ha;So)n anId each charged
wvith publlic intoxicationl.
Fecb. 9, fights at Mexic;le andt on H:ast Main Street were

Feb. 8, Sheena Co~lleen Grizzard. 2.5, of' 100 S. Lanier Ave.,
F'ort Mcadel, was arrestedl by Sgl. John Eason and charged with dis-
orderly conduct.
Feb. 8, Riobert Waylon Murphy, 29, of 411 Melendy St.,
Waulchula, was arrested by Ofe. Justin Wyatt and charged with bat-
tery andi resisting an officer without violence.
Feb. 7, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was report-
ed.
Feb. 6, H-ugo Salazar, 22, of 8.31 Lake Branch Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with DUI.
Feb. 6, Margar-et Beatr~ice Howell, 27, of 764 Polk Road,
Waulchulla, was arrested by Ofec. Riobert Spencer- and char-ged with
unarmed burglary of a dwelling andl larceny petit theft.
Feb. 6, a theft on E~ast Main Street was reported.
Feb. 4, To~mas Ca;ndlido Mcjia, 29. 207 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, waos alrrested by Ofe..)ustin Wyat andc charged with dis-
orderly intoxicatio~n and resisting an offlicer without violence. At
the ja~il, e. Icalo(~~~s A~c~e detcainedl him on a charge of' contempt of

HO)WLING GREEN
Feb. 10, Silvano G;alao Alvaradlo, .55, of' 237 Raymond Ave.,
Frlostproofl` w\as arrecsted by C'pl. Robert Ehr-enkaufer and charged
wvith DUL .
Feb. 10l, F-elix Dominguez, 32,of492~5 Central Ave.. Bowling
Green, wa;s arresled by Ofec. Jereme Bridges and charged with pos-
session of` maruijua~na. possession of` dr~ug I;''paraphenalia and loiter-
ing/prow\ling.
Fecb. 9, a~ theft on Pa;lmet~to Street wvas reported.
Feb. 8, Sophia Chinene I~lvry 25. of' 162-6 Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Wa~uchula. wa~s arrel'sted by C'hief` John Scheel and charged
iv'ith possession of1 marijua~na.
Feb. 8, Gilbert Luna, 38, of' 46032 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofe. Jer-eme Bridges on aI charge of withholding
support of children.
Feb. 8, Amado Garcia. 18, of 41060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with pos-
session of marijuana, possession of drug parlaphernalia and resist-
ing an officer without violence-
Feb. 8, Amado Gar~cia. 410. of 4060 Captiva Ave. R, Boling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Hjhrenkadler anld charged with
aggravated fleeing to elude an officer. At thle ja~il, Dep. Jamie
Wright detained him on a charge of withholding support of chil-
drecn.
Feb. 7, a fight on Church A~venue wans repor~ted.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 9, a theft on Seventh Str~eet We~st was repor-ted.
Feb. 7, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

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During the past week, sheriff's deputies andc city' police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing~arrests:
COUNTY
F~eb. 10, Civdelc Willia~m B~o\lvns, 6,8. of 16,08 Mart~in I.Luher
King~ Jr. Avec., Waulchola. wvas arreI~sted by Dep.I Sha~ne WarId ant
char~uged wvith trecspa~ss mother than structure.
Feb. 10, a presidential burglary on Martin L~uther King! Jr.
Avenue an~d a theft on SRi 641 1 were: reported.
Feb. 9, burglar-y on a conveyance on U.S. 17 Soutlh was report
ed-
Feb. 8, a residential burglar~y on CR 664A wyas r~eported.
Feb. 7, Robert Garrison, 31, of' 1019 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
wvas arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on charges of contempt of' court,
w~ithholding support of children and driving with knowledge of' a
suspended license.
Feb. 7, Gilbert Leyva, 37, of' 208 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by the countywide Dr~ug Ta~sk Force and c~harglled with
possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Feb. 7, Eddie Lee DeJerinett, 51, of 3200 Leonar~d Rieed Ave.,
Sarasota, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Feb. 7, Benito Jimenez, 38, of 839 Southerland St., Waulchula,
and Gerardo Cruz, 34, German Hernandez, 27 and Efrain Merino,
24, all of 839 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula, wyere arrested by F'ish a~nd
Wildlife Conseryation Commission Ofe. Clint Thompson and each
charged with trespass on property other than a structure.
Feb. 7, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North, a vehicle
stolen on Deer Wood Dnive, and criminal mnischiet' on Sw~eet (um
Par~kway wer~e reported.
Feb. 6, Benjamin Carlos Otero, 24, P'.O. Box 825, PearSOn,
Ga., w~as arrested by Dep. Joe Mar~ble on two counts of' fa~ilurce 1"
appear mn court. .
Feb. 6, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, criminal
mischief at H-anchey and Strenstrom roads and thefts on Helnd~y
and on Methodist Church Road were reported.

Feb. 5, Rafael Juar~ez, 31, of 1073 Steve Rober~ts Special,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charges of fail-
ure to appear mn court.
Feb. 5, Johnny Joe Medrano, 29, of 6411 Kiella Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of disorderly
conduct/affr~ay.
Feb. 5, residential bur~glaries on Star~ Avenue and on Lost
Acres Dnive, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Feb. 4, Andre Maurice Baker, 41, of 4822 Sally Blvd.,
Bowlmng Green, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and
charged with burglar-y with assault or battery, battery and contempt
of court violation of an injunction for- pr-otection.
Feb. 4, residential burglaries on CR 663 and on Hancock
Road, burglary of conveyances on Hampton Road and on Weston
Court, criminal mischief on Har-ris Road and thefts on Poole Roard
and on Osprey Lane were reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 10, Mateo Fuentes, 27, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofe. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxi-
caition.
Feb. 10, Ashley Wilkins, 19, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofe. Justin Wyatt and charged with larceny petit
theft.


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HEAD NORTHWEST FOR DEER
If you're like me and haven't bagged that monster buck yet -
or maybe you live in the central or southern part of the state and
haven't come to terms with the fact that deer season's over for the
year February might have just what the doctor ordered.
You see, there's a second phase of the muzzleloading gun sea-.
son Feb. 14-24, but only in the Northwest Hunting Zone.
Immediately following the close of general gun season in the
Northwest Zone, this muzzleloading season offers continued deer-
and hog-hunting opportunities. The best part is it occurs during the
rut in some areas, and offers the best chance of taking a trophy
whitetail. For instance, in most parts of the Apalachicola National
Forest and in Gadsden County, the rut's still going strong during
this time. Also, on Eglin Air Force Base, the rut's just coming in,
The hunt is for wild hogs and bucks with at least one antler
five inches or more in length above the hairline. On private land,
the daily bag limit is two deer. Bag limits and antler size for deer
on wildlife management areas (WMAs) can differ, so check the
area's brochure before you hunt.
It's important to note no turkeys may be taken during this sea-
son.
On private lands, crossbows can be used during this season, as
well as muzzleloaders and bows, but you must have the $5 muz-
zleloading gun permit to hunt, no matter which method of take you
choose to use.
On WMAs, this late season's still referred to as the arch-
ery/muzzleloading gun season. Only bows and muzzleloaders can
be used no crossbows are allowed, unless you possess a Disabled
Person Crossbow Permit. To hunt during this season on WMAs,
you must have an Archery Permit if you use a bow and a
Muzzleloading Gun Permit if you use a muzzleloader.
Bows and crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 35
pounds, and hand-held releases on bows are permitted. For taking
deer, broadheads must have at least two sharpened edges with a
minimum width of 7/8 inch. Muzzleloaders that fire single bullets,
when used for taking deer, must be at least .40-caliber. Those fir-
ing two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger.
You're allowed to take deer and hogs over feeding stations on
private land, as long as the feeding station's been established for at
least six months prior to the season and maintained year-round.
It's illegal to use bait on WMAs.
Some things you can't do during this late season include: using
dogs (except leashed dogs can be used to track wounded game);
shooting swimming deer; using explosive or drug-injecting arrows;
using muzzleloaders with self-contained cartridge ammunition
capabilities; and using or even possessing modern firearms.
If you decide to continue deer hunting in the Northwest Zone,
then February's got you covered!
Here's hoping your persistence pays off.


Care


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2/02





A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
At that time Jesus came
from the town of Nazareth in
Galilee and was baptized by
John in the Jordan River.
Immediately, as Jesus was
coming up out of the water,
He lsa~wp eaeneodp n.nThe
Him like a dove, and a voice
came from Heaven, "You are
My Son, whom I love, and I
am pleased with You."
Mark 1:9-17 (NCV)

FRIDAY
Then Jesus was led out into
the wilderness by the HoLy
Spirit, to be tempted there
by Satan. For 40 days and
40 nights, He ate nothing
and became very hungry .
Then Satan went away, and
angels came and cared for
Jesus.
Matthew 4:1-2, 17 (TLB)

SATURDAY
VWhileoHeG Isewalkengaby th
brothers, Simon (Peter) and
Andrew, casting their large
net into the water. They were
fishermen, so Jesus said to
them, "Follow Me and I will
teach you to catch men!" At
once they left their nets and
followed H im.
Matthew 4:18-20 (PME)


And going on from there, He
saw two other brothers,
James the son of Zebedee
and John his brother, in the
boat with Zebedee their
father, mending their nets,
and He called them.
Immediately they left their
boat and their father, and fol-
Iowed Him.
Matthew 4:21-22 (RSV)

MONDAY
Later, when He went out, He
saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by
name, at his seat in the cus-
tomhouse, and said to him'
"Follow Me," and he rose to
his feet, left everything
behind, and followed Him.
Luke 5:27-28 (NEB)

TUESDAY
Jesus called His 12 disciples
to Him and gave them
atdhor ta I Tpdl evi spr
and infirmity. The names of
the 12 apostles were: first,
Simon called Peter, with his
brother Andrew; James and
hi brother John, sons of
Matthew 10: 1-2 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Philip and Bartholomew;
Thomas; and Matthew the
tax collector; James the son
of Alphaeus; and Thaddeus;
Simon the patriot; and Judas
Iscariot, who later turned
traitor.
Matthew 10:3-4 (Phillips)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


From The Thursday, Feb. 12, 1976
ISsue Of The~ Herald-Advocate
M 12 County Posts On '76 Ballot
Ag-Civic Center Ground Broken In Ceremony Sunday
W Bob Hines Rehired As Ambulance Director
Bowling Green Businessmen Honor Ladies
M Ronny Faison: Hardee High Basketball Scoring Champ


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, MARCH 06, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-09
Bouldin Holdings 2 Inc. by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan to constructioperate Phase l
consisting of mini-warehouses and rental office entitled Stronghold Storage
on 1 9.45MOL acres of the 3380L~acasesparent-parcel zoned C-'2 (General
Commercial) in the Highway Wiixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt W si of US~wy 17
3MofOLO DpixrieetHpce 17 33 250000 06520 0000
com NW corn NE114 of NEll4 S 94 ft for POB S 1226 ft E to W R/W US 17 Nily
along RlW line US 17 to N line of Sec W to pt 150 ft E of NW corn NEll4 of
NEIl4 S 94 ft W 1 50 ft to POB S 17. T33S, R25E

08-10
James L. CaritonlJake L. Carlton by and through the Authorized
Representative request approval of a Site Development Plan to con-
structioperate a storage shop and business office on 20MOL acres, zoned
A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt N si of E Main St
E of Boyd Cowart Rd 01i34 25 0(00007410 0000
20MOL ac Wil2 of SEll4 of NEll4 S01, T34S R25E


08-11
Earl D. Smith requests a Variance to locate a 40'x60' storage building
on an 8,250MOL-sq-ft-lot zoned R-1, and requests a Variance to allow the
property line setbacks to be Rear: 05'; Sides: 05' and Front 15' in the Highway
Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Link St
W of Old Dixie Hwy 17 3325 0810 00001 0027
8,250MOL-sq-ft Lot 27 and Lot 28 LESS E 25 ft, Vista del Sol S/D
S17,T33S,R25E

08-13
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Resort LLC by and through the Authorized
Representative requests aVariance to the setbacks for the lots in the Torrey
Oaks RVI & Golf Resort S/D to allow for the location of sheds; lots located in
the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Bostick Rd
W of US Hwy 17 17 33 250000 08150 0000
19.55MOL ac E1/2 of SW114 of SE1/4 LESS Bostick Rd R/W
S17, T33S R25E

Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


COEPUBLEC N TI E
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, MARCH 20, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 08-11, 08-13

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the PlZ public hearing. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with
the Hardee"County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the PlanningllDevelopment
Department, 110 S. 9'" Ave., Wauchula, Florida. AII interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
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and Dakota Altm~an, Badillo
and See camne home twice each
and Zeigler, Delatorre an
Car-denns acdded solo scor~es.
McGee caume around to score
three times f`or the Yankees.


home plate and Cumbee and
Landon Albritton came home
once each.
.In the other Friday night
encounter, the Red Sox raced

paot eD irlawR sndla Wil-
liam McClelland circled the
bases three times apiece for the
Red Sox. Marcus Battles and
Keith Choate were twin-tally
batters and Isaac Flores, Adam
Ramirez, Augustine Morales
and Juan Martinez each put a
run on the board. Chris Hull and
Kyle Choate were stranded
each time they got on base.
For the Devil Rays, Lee home-
red and Franks and Crawford
socked a pair of hits apiece.
Lee, Weems and Trammell
came around to touch home.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Although threatened. the Vols
Cubs r~efulse to give upl their- tp
spo~t in the A\AA olf D~ixic
Minors division.


the 6-3 Jack See Construction
Inc. Athletics (A's), the 5-4 CF
Industries White Sox, and 4-2
Hardee Fire-Rescue Red Sox.
Trailing ar-e the C&eB Cattle Co.
RYamkees and KMW Photo Devil
The A's and Yankees battled
in last week's opener, with the
A's winning 13-8.
Dakota Altman and Wyatt
Zeigler both homered for the
A's, with Austin Altman bang-
ing a double among his two
hits. Leadoff` batter Austin
Altman came around to touch
home plate three times. Omar
Alamia was the only two-score
batter and David Badillo,
Ruben Olmos, Jhett See,
Dakota Altman. Zeigler, Marco
Briones and Aaron Delatorre
each came around to score
once. Armando Cardenas and
Ryan Moore chipped in defen-
sively.
For the Yanks, it was leadoff
batter Byron Kilpatrick and
Wyatt Montgomery each
stroking a double. Seth McGee
and Kilpatrick each touched
home plate twice and Parkier
Carlton, Tucker Albritton, Cody
Cumbee, Cade Roberts and
Daniel Sambrano were single-
score batters. Dylan Salas,
Montgomer-y, Landon Albritton
and Jor-dan Turner didn't get all
the way home.
Tuesday's game was more


one-sided, with the White Sox
downing the Devil Rays 22-2.
Hunter Bryant paced the
White Sox with fo~ur trips
aroundd the base paths. Jordan
Rogers and Cesar Fimnbres


Cier~ra Lee, Frank~ie Cor-onado
and Carlos Camacho added
twin tallies and Kole Robertson
and Alex Rodriguez scored
once each. Austin G;arcia did
not gt aHl te way homel.ltn

Tubbs and Dalton Bryant were
the only Devil Rays to get all
the way to home plate. Others
playing were Brandon Franks,
Adam Salas, Ty Trammell,
Blake Crawley, Sherry Lee,
Joseph Crawford, Thomas
Atchley, Russell Weems, Travis
Waters and Larrett Smith.
In Thursday's encounter, the
Cubs cavorted past the White
Sox 16-2.
Boone Paris, Aaron Harrison
and Kyle Hewett came around
to cross home plate three times
apiece for the Cubs. Hayden
Lindsey added a pair of scores
and Johnnie Brown, Kimberly
Derringer, Hunter Scranton and
Jimmy Lane each put a run on
the board. Eliseo Sanchez, Josef
Crosby, Michael Owens and
Jackson Starratt contributed
defensively.
Garcia and Fimbres were the
only White Sox to get to home
plate. Durden, Caskay and
Camnacho were stranded.
In the first of the double.
header games on Friday, the A's
slipped past the Yankees 15-11.
Olmos crossed home plate
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Rangers Lead AA Boys


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As they break for a week, the
Machine Pitch, or AA division
baseball boys are battling for
every game. .
At the end of last week, the
Wauchula Police Department
Rangers topped the AA stand-
ings with a 7-2 record, slightly
ahead of the 6-4 Lake Branch
Dairy Braves and 5-3 Rimes
and Sons Cardinals.
The Rapid Tech Devil Rays
are playing .500 ball with a 4-4
record, followed by the Elks
Lodge Yankees and Sunshine
Foliage World Marlins.
There are no games this week
as players are involved in FCAT
testing and avoiding any late-
evening excitement.
Games last week began with
the Braves downing the
Yankees 12-1
Tanner Carlton paced the
Braves with a pair of doubles
and three tallies. Daniel
Obregon and Jax Ullrich were
each three-hit batters. Obregon,
Sarah, and Josh Carlton came
around to score twice each and
Ullrich and Jason Alamia
crossed home plate once each.
Tony Webb, Matt Tyson joined
in,
Bo Villarreal was the lone
Yankee to get all the way to
home plate. He bit a double and
a single. Adrian DeLeon also
stroked a pair of hits but was
stranded each time he got on
base. Hits by Bryce Hernandez,
Tyson Sutton, Jacob Hebert and
Rawson Aubry helped the
cause. J.C. Kulig, Logan Whid-
den, Sammy Delatorre and
Andres Martinez joined in the
play.
Tuesday's game was one of
three close encounters for the
week as the Devil Rays nipped
the Marlins 9-8.
Zack Dewberry, William Der-
ringer and Jaylon Ramirez were
each twin-tally batters for the
Devil Rays. Drew McGuckin,
Cody Helms and Eli Crosby
chipped in with a run apiece.
Justin Long, Trey Stephens,
Cody VanSickle, Ben Adams
and Jacob Brandeberry joined


defensively.
For the Marlins, it was
Garrett Norris and Zachary
Richardson circling the bases
twice each. Pablo Salgado, J.M.
Brown, Zacias and Cody Ellis
each put a run on the board.
Others joining in the action
were Jess Delgado, Lane Parks,
Caleb Turner, Rene Medina and
Zach Durastanti.
The Thursday game was a
20-9 victory for the Rangers
over the Marlins.
The quartet of Joel Lee,
Trevor Walker, Ivan Badillo and
Lance Bursler each put three
runs on the board for the
Rangers. Wyatt Tyson, Chase
Benton, Lawrence Walker and
Ben -Clarke chipped in with
dual tallies apiece. Clayton
Arledge, Isaac Moreno and Roy
Lee Revels also played.
Delgado and Macias were the
twin-tally batters for the Mar-
lins, while Salgado, Norris,
Richardson, Durastanti and Me-
dina each put a run in the book.
There were identical 6-5
scores in both game on Friday
night.
On Field 2, the D-Rays won
the 5:45 game over the Rangers.
Leadoff batter McGuckin
stroked a pair of hits and scored
once for the Devil Rays. Der-
ringer, Ramirez, Helms, Steph-
ens and VanSickle each scored
once.
Miguel Ruiz homered and
Mason Block and Nick Nichols
each added a pair of hits for the
Cardinals. Nichols was the only
batter to score twice. Block,
Ruiz and Matthew Laker had
solo scores. Hardee Pace,
Maddie Garcia, Mitchell Allen,
Tyler Zuniga and Wyatt Keller
joined in defensively.
Meanwhile, in the Field 2
5:45 game, it was the Braves
edging the Yanks.
Tyson circled the bases twice
for the Braves, with Tanner
Carlton, Ullrich, Alamia and
Webb adding the other tallies
for the team.
The Yankees also spread their
scoring, getting a solo run from
Henderson, Villarreal, DeLeon,
Martinez and Aubry.


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NOTICE OF FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES



On September 10), 1990, the City. of WYauchula adopted Fa~ir Housing
Ordinance No. 70)4. The purpose of the O~rdinance is to prohibit
discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, ancestry, religion,
national origin, familial status, age or phy~sical handicap regarding~ housin~g.


A2CTS PRO)HIBITED): It is illegal to discriminate against anyone because of
race, color, ancestry~, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, familial status,
age or physical handicap.

J In the sale or rental or terms o~r conditions for renting housing.
J In advertising the sale or rental of housing, in financing of housing.
J In the provision of real1 estate brokerage service.
J In the tactics of blockbusting.


P~erso-ns seeking additional informatio n may! contact the following toll free
hotlines 1-800(-342-81703 (F~lorida Commissio~n of H-uman Relations) or 1-800-
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ment diuring the night. Someone had
;hot one of` the horses in the head.
Haumced had already begun an inves-
tigation and asked a member of the
local shura (governing council) for
machine guns for protection. He was
told that we could not carry automatic
weapons but was offered shotguns,
which he declined. We were off to a
shaky start!

Background
The major purpose of our project was
to demonstrate a viable alternative to
poppy production.
Due to ever-increasing pressure from
U.S. and allied forces to eradicate
poppy production in Kandahar and
Helmand provinces in the south, many
of the poppy farmers, drug dealers and
warlords have moved their operations
to the nor-theastern portion of
Badakhstan, a remote province far out
of reach of the authorities. Its remote
location means that the province does
not attract attention. Souther-n-based
drug lords have been relocating here in
great numbers and the region is fast
becoming the center of the opium
industry -


Livestock production in the moun-
tainous regions of northern Afghanistan
is a very important activity for the
aver-age Afghan rural family. It pro-
vides food both for the family as well
as the potential to increase incomes for
the purchase of other necessary items.
Many of these tasks are carried out by
the women in the family, so it is very
important that we introduce to both
women and men new concepts in live-
stock nutrition and production, forage
production, and small-scale home-
based milk processing.

There are two principal problems
which constrain the breeds of livestock
currently being produced in
Afghanistan from reaching their genet-
ic potential. These are animal health
and nutrition. The correction of these
two deficiencies requires a combined
effor-t; impr-ovement in one is some-
what dependent on an equal improve-
ment in the other.

Afghan women are frequently the pri-
mary caretakers of the hivestock mn the
homestead, and they are almost exclu-
sively responsible for home production


Our team, as you know, is made uLp of
six agricultural experts. Someone has
not followed our security protocol and
the Ta~liban has learned our itinerary
and our- plans.
"They have issued a fatwal indicating
that if any Westerners were to enter the
area we planned to work in, they would
be abducted and killed," Hameed con
tinued. "Three member-s of our team,
who arrived ahead of you, have already
scheduled a flight back< to America.
What do you want to do?"
Without hesitation I blurted out, "I
don't care if all of our- team goes home.
If I have to, I will go to Badakhstan
alone."
As it turned out, thr-ee left and three
stayed. The third member of our party,
Dr. Xavier Frank, was a business
development .specialist who was
responsible for all data collection and
report writing. The three of us underes-
timated the hurdles we would face.
Getting there was an experience with-
in itself. It took two days, the first by
Land Cruiser and the next by camel
and horseback. I was completely wiped
out upon arrival, and we had to find a
place to stay the first night. We stayed
in an abandoned house on the outskirts
of the village where we were told we
would be safe.
I slept on the floor in clothes I had
worn for five days. I cannot ever
remember sleeping so well. When I
was shaken awake by Hameed the next
morning, he had prepared tea and told
mne that I had missed a lot of excite-


By LOCHRANE A. GARY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Duer to. scucrity~l\ concern''7s allI Inanes,
locat~ionrs andit daltes havre beeni changed

inl this alrel.
Nothing could have prepared me for
what I was about to hear.
This was my fourth assignment in
Afghanistan, but the first time I had
ever worked with a team of agricultural
exper-ts. On 15 pr-evious trips I had
always gone alone. After 32 hours of
travel from Or~lando to Kabul, I was
already exhausted. My driver, Abdul,
an old friend fr-om previous trips,
picked me up at the airport and drove
me to a guest house.
I should have known something was
amiss as he was very nervous and
unusually quiet. I would be staying at a
local guest house with no other
Westerners, so as not to draw attention
to myself. Our chief of party, Ham~eed,
greeted me affectionately with the
Afghan gesture of a kiss on the left
cheek, then the right and again on the
left.
I knew Ham~eed fr.om a previous
assignment where he served as my
interpreter. He is an older Afghan gen-
tleman, well experienced in livestock
and farming, who has spent years in
the United States studying American
technology. He had pr-oven to me he
was capable, and worthy of my trust.
He offered me tea and got r-ight to the
point. "Dr. Gary, we have a problem
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cases of pneumonia. The inside walls harbor many parasites. Gary is introducing the
concept of a three-sided shed, which is less expensive to construct, more easily
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through a minefield which is in the process of being cleared. The Taliban, which strict-
ly opposes the education of girls, have been known to forcefully take girls out of for-
bidden schools and walk them through uncleared minefields.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a designated hearing officer of The State of Florida
will hold public hearings (i) at 11:00 a.m., local time, on Monday, March 3, 2008, at 229
Senate, 2nd Floor, Senate Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida, and (ii) at 10:00 a.m.,
local time, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Orange County Administration Center, 201
South Rosalind Avenue, 3rd Floor, Conference Room A, Orlando, Florida. The hearings
will be held with respect to (i) a plan by the Highlands County Health Facilities Authority
to issue its Revenue Bonds (Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Qbligated Group) in an
aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,646,000,000 with respect to facilities in
Florida, in one or more series over the longest period permitted by law, (ii) a plan by the
Orange County Health Facilities Authority to issue its Revenue Bonds (Adventist Health
System/Sunbelt Obligated Group) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed
$1,646,000,000 with respect to facilities in Florida, in one or more series over the longest
period permitted by law, (iii) a plan by the Colorado Health Facilities Authority to issue its
Revenue Bonds (Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Obligated Group) in an aggregate
principal amount not to exceed $1,646,000,000 with respect to facilities in Florida, in one
or more series over the longest period permitted by law, and (iv) a plan by the Kansas
Development Finance Authority to issue its Revenue Bonds (Adventist Health
System/Sunbelt Obligated Group) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed
$1,646,000,000 with respect to facilities in Florida, in one or more series over the longest
period permitted by law. The proceeds of the bonds issued under each of such plans
(the "Bonds") will be used to (a) finance, refinance, or reimburse the costs of acquiring,
constructing, renovating and equipping certain health care facilities at the locations list-
ed below, (b) provide one or more debt service reserve funds for the benefit of all or a
portion of the Bonds, if deemed necessary or desirable, (c) pay a portion of the interest
to accrue on the Bonds, if deemed necessary or desirable, (d) pay certain working capi-
tal expenditures, if deemed necessary or desirable, and (e) pay certain costs of issuance
of the Bonds, including the costs of any credit or liquidity enhancement thereof.
The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance, refinance or reimburse the costs
of acquiring, constructing, improving or renovating the facilities (including related land
costs) listed below and the costs of acquiring and installing equipment (including, but not
limited to, medical equipment, computer equipment, office equipment and general build-
ing equipment and fixtures) to be used at the facilities listed below. The initial owner,
operator or manager, a general functional description and the location of each such facil-
ity, and the estimated maximum aggregate principal amount of Bonds to be issued with
respect to each such facility, are listed below.
A. Facilities owned, operated or managed by Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc.,
a Florida not-for-profit corporation ("Sunbelt"):
1. Florida Hospital Orlando, an 896-bed acute care hospital located at 601 East
Rollins Street, Orlando, Florida, and the related land, parking garages, office buildings,
college of health science buildings, warehouses and other buildings located on the
Florida Hospital Orlando hospital campus bordered generally by Wilkinson Street and
Westchester Avenue on the north, Orange Avenue on the west, Princeton Street on the
south and Mills Avenue (Highway 17-92) on the east (excluding 2201, 2800 and 2905
McRae Avenue, 600, 700, 726 and 732 Wilkinson Street, 2916 Sanitarium Avenue, 2800,
2901, 2909 and 2921 N. Orange Avenue, an 10~ Rollins Street, as well as the property
encompassing Lockhaven Park and Art Ce ir, the Orlando Science Center and the
Orange County Historical Museum), which ~ampus includes the following mailing
addresses: 2212 and 2228 North Alden Street, 2200-2414 Bedford Road, 500, 601 and
616 East Rollins Street, 525, 529 and 800 Lake Estelle Drive, 501 and 525 East King
Street, 2905 Sanitarium Drive, 2402 Camden Street, 615 East Princeton Street, 2215-2423
McRae Avenue and 2201-2415 and 2501 North Orange Avenue; and, in addition, the
properties located at 2500, 2520, 2604 and 2608 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida-
-----$600,000,000;
2. Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 224-bed acute care hospital located at 7727
Lake Underhill Drive, Orlando, Florida-----$1 50,000,000;
3. Florida Hospital Apopka, a 50-bed acute care hospital located at 201 North
Park Avenue, Apopka, Florida-----$1 2,000,000;
4. Florida Hospital Altamonte, a 341-bed acute care hospital and related medical
office building located at 601 and 661 East Altamonte Drive, Altamionte Springs, Florida-
----$90,000,000;
5. Florida Hospital Kissimmee, an 83-bed acute care -hospital located at 2450
North Orange Biossom Trail, Kissimmee, Florida-----$1 5,000,000;
6. Celebration Health, a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 400 Celebration
Place, Celebration, Florida-----$80,000,000;
7. Winter Park Memorial Hospital, a 297-bed acute care hospital located at 200
North Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, Florida-----$55,000,000;
8. Florida Hospital Lake Placid, a 50-bed acute care hospital located at 1210
U.S. Highway 27 North, Lake Placid, Florida-----$1 0,000,000;
9. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, a 159-bed acute care hospital
located at 4200 Sun'N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida-----$70,000,000; and
10. Florida Hospital Wauchula, a 25-bed acute care hospital located at 533 West
Carlton Street, Wauchula, Florida-----$1 4,000,000.
B. Facility owned by Florida Hospital Waterman, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corpo-
ration: Florida H-ospital Waterman, a 204-bed acute care hospital, located at 1000
Waterman Way, Tavares, Flo rida-----$75, 000,000.
C. Facility owned by Southwest Volusia Healthcare Corporation, a Florida not-for-
profit corporation: Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, a 139-bed acute care hospital and out-
patient medical center located at 1055 Saxon Boulevard, Orange City, Florida-----
$40,000,000
D. Facilities owned or to be owned, operated or managed by Memorial Health
Systems, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation:
1. Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial, a 205-bed acute care hospital and office
buildings located at 873-875 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida-----$40,000,000;
2. Florida Hospital-Oceanside, a 119-bed acute care hospital located at 264
South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach, Florida-----$5,000,000; and
3. A new 245-bed acute care hospital and related medical clinics, offices and
ancillary facilities under construction at 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach,
Florida-----$225,000,000.
E. Facility owned, operated or managed by Memorial Hospital--Flagler, Inc., a
Florida not-for-profit corporation: Memorial Hospital/Flagler, an 83-bed acute care hospi-
tal located at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, Florida-----$55,000,000.
E Facility owned, operated or managed by Memorial Hospital--West Volusia, Inc.,
a Florida not-for-profit corporation: Florida Hospital/DeLand, a 156-bed acute care hos-
pital located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue, DeLand, Florida-----$60,000,000.
G. Facility owned, operated or managed by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Inc., a
Florida not-for-profit corporation:~ Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, a 159-bed acute care hos-
pital located at 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, Florida-----$50,000,000.
The public hearings are required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended. At such public hearings there will be an opportunity for persons to
express their views concerning the foregoing. Anyone may appear in person at such
public hearings or submit written comments to be considered threat.
Additional information concerning the public hearings may be obtained from, and
written comrvents should be addressed to, Leah L. Marino, Assistant General Counsel,
Office of Governor Charlie Crist, State of Florida, The Capitol, Suite 209, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-0001, Telephone: 850-488-3494.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), if any person with a
disability as defined by the ADA needs special accommodations to participate in either of
the public hearings, then not later than two (2) business days prior to the public hearing
in Orlando, Florida, he or she should contact the Anna Caban at 407-836-5939, and not
later than two (2) business days prior to the public hearing in Tallahassee, Florida, he or
she should contact Leah L. Marino at 850-488-3494.
DATED: February 4, 2008
THE STATE OF FLORIDA

By: /s/ Leah L. Marino
2 14cAssistant General Counsel


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of` dairy prodluctls.

Program D~escription
Our intent is to develop andi operate
several small household-bhased live-
stock deml~onstration~ units inl remote
villages, wVhich will be uised to vallida~te
the commercial potential of` on-farm ln
forage production a~nd livecstock feecd-
ing, a~s well a~s to strain both men and
wYomen in thle neceCssalry IspecCts of live-
stock management and feedling.
The livestock to be fed will include
cattle and sheep, for meat production
and goats for milking.. The milk pro-
duced will be incorporated into a
women's program for houIsehold milk
pr-ocessing. Additionally, wool from
sheep and cashmere fr-om goats will be
explored as a marketable product to
incr-ease household incomes,
Each participating far-mer will con-
tr-ibute a male sheep, goat or beef ani-
mal to be fed in a confined feedlot
enclosure. The farmer will also keep
another animal of the same size and
breed type at home to be housed and
fed in the tr-aditional manner. At the
end of the feeding period the two ani-
mals will be weighed and measured
and sold to deter-mine which method of
feeding is most profitable
There will be 1,200 animals involved
in the project, which will be completed
in late 2008.

Lessons Learned
As Amer-icans, we take so much for
granted.
I have never- lacked for food yet I
work with farlmer~s and their- families
who only eat one meal a day and not
every day. I have good wor-k boots


my toes andi yet I worke alongsidle those
who wear sandals or go bar-cl~oot, even
in theC snow.
I grew up with aI mother andl father
who loved me and providedc my every
need, yet I meet scores of` orpha~ns who
have ncycr climbedl onto their f~ather's
back and p~llayed "horsey." T'her f~athers
have been slaughteredc in the wa~r. T'hey
m~ay learn that their mother was rapedc
and killedf or taken a~way as a slave.
They play with the balloons and
F~risbees I give them and are so appre-
ciative. They give big hugs and cling to
my legs as I leave.
As a child, I never heard of a land
mine blowing up one of our- cows
much less one of my fr-iends. I was
taken to church and taught that "Jesus
loves me," and I have found that to be
true.
Despite the huge differences in our
experiences, in our cultures and in
whom we worship, the vast ma!jor-ity of
Afghans I have met waunt the same
things I want. We both want to be friee
to live in peace and harmony with our
neighbor, to raise a family and to have
employment which will provide ot"
needs andc a few of oulr wants.
Unless the Lord redirects my life,
my plans ar-e to devote my "fr-ee time"
and m~y vacations to helping those less
fortunate improve their- livelihoods by
raising more productive livestock.
Lochranel A. Gary~ is dlirctc~or of` tre
Hattlee~ Countyr\ Extensionl Servce)lj. H-e
travclels to thle Middtle Eacst als ar liv~-
stock espel rlt a inlstrurctror inl the
Facllrmr--To-Farm~)er. programII wijth Land C
O' La~kes, Winlrock Inlclternaiolnal rnel
Mercy) Corps. Thle programI's mission is
to advance agriculturar l knlowledg~e and c
rech~iqules in dieveloping~ lanlds.


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The author learns how to churn butter the old-fashioned way. About 1-1/2 gallons of
milk are placed inside a goathide. Two women will then agitate the hide by swinging it
under a wooden tripod for 2-? hours before the~ curds are formed. Gary has been
asked to return to demonstrate sanitary and more modern methods of milk processing.


p.m., with Grace Harmony fol-
lowing. Next Tuesday and
Thursday, snack bars by the
pool room and euchre group
starting at 4:30 p.m. .
On Feb. 23, there will be a
pancake breakfast at 7:30, and
in the evening at 6:30 the enter-
tainment is Jerry Huck, for $6 G
each. Don't forget to sign up for
your special talent for the
Variety Show on March 6.
Please check the board inside
the community building for
details and other activities.
Bowling scores: H-igh single
game was Ber~nie Merema at
223 with series of 565, and for
women Kay Glover with 161'
high series being Arlene
Sebright at 419.

SPOTLIGHT
Lar-ry and Ruth Br-own fr~om
Quincy, Ill., have been mar-ritl
for 38 years, have five children'
11 grandchildren and four
great-gr-andchild-en.
Larry owns a concrete busi-
ness with his brother, Bud
Brown, and is president of the
Central District Shufflers. Ruth
owns her own beauty salon, is
2,:, sceary t.";:e Cent'
Ditit an ha bcm hfl
"Champion Nationwide," while
at iona Dottbees Irlsinl
They both enjioy competing
in the pro circulit fouLr danys a
week, which requires al greut
deal of traveling in the state ol-
F~lorida. They have been shuf-
fling only durling snowbird sea

1993 andl never looked back.
Wha" ndgmeat hono tht nw n thns
park and congrats to this great


CHAPEL
Organist Sandy Feeser and
violinist Peter Bailey played,
and he also sang, How Great
Thou Art", as one hundred and
ninety five began assembling
for chapel. The choir sang
"Stand By Me," directed by
Ardeth Johns and Cheryl
Conkle at the piano. I, Reggie,
sang a solo," I Know About
Tomorrow.
Pastor Jim spoke from the
sixth chapter of James, remind-
ing everyone that riches are of
various kinds not just money,
but.most of all to be generous
with what you have and be
thoughtful and kind to each
other. Don't let greed rule your
life. "
Volunteers make this chapel a
success.
Please, let's make that 200


next week.

COFFEE
We had 257 to enjoy dough-
nuts and many to win coupons.
The 50/50 was won by Rich
Pearson, as well as Super Bowl
square winners. Congrats to all
the winners.
Wanda is in the process of
getting a new directory for the
park. A list is in the h-all that
needs to be checked by you for
your name, address and phone
information to insure it is cor-
rect. Information regarding
prices coming soon.
ACTIVITIES
Don t forget the craft sale and
snack bar given by the wood-
shop and Tone & Groaners on
Saturday at 9 a.m. and on Sun-
day the ice cream social at 6





































































PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TWO AIR PERMITS

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTiMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP File Nos. 0490343-002-AO and 0490343-003-AC
Oldcastle Lawn and Garden, Inc.
dba Seaboard Supply Inc-
Fort Green, Hardee County
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue two
(2) air permits (one document) to Oldcastle Lawn and Garden, Inc., dba Seaboard Supply Inc., located at
6681 North County Road 663 in Fort Green, Hardee County. The construction permit authorizes the
after-the-fact construction of a soil screener at this facility. The operation permit authorizes the operation
of a cypress/pine mulching and soil screening/bagging/processing operation for retail distribution.
MAILING ADDRESS: Oldcastle Lawn and Garden, Inc. dba Seaboard Supply Inc., 6681 North County
Road 663, Fort Green, FL 33834, to the attention of Mr. Vernon Myers, General Manager/Vice President.
The Department will issue the final permits with the attached conditions unless a response
rece~ived mn accordage~e with the following procedures results in a different decision or significant change
of terms orrsonditionse` asl
The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit issuance action for
a period of fourteen days from the date of publication of this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Two (2) Air
Permits. Written comments should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection,-13051 N.
Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-0926. Any written comments filed shall be made available
for public inspection. If written comments received result in a significant change in the proposed agency
action, the Department shall revise the proposed permits and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
The Department will issue the final permits with the attached conditions unless a timely petition
for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. before the deadline
for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition
must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000. Petitions filed by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within
fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to
written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Department for notice of agency action may
file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A
petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of
filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
intervention will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain
the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name,
address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for

address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for
service purposes during die course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of how and when
petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues
of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the
petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's
proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Department's action is based
shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by Rulle 28-106.301, F;.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the Departmenlt's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department
on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Southwest District, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida.
The complete project file includes the application, technical evaluations, draft permits, and the
information submitted by Lthe authorized representative, exclusive of confidential records under Section
403.1 11, F.S. Interested persons may contact Mara Grace Nasca, District's Air Program Administrator, at
130.51 N. Telecom Parkway. Temple Terrace, Florida or call 813-632-7600, for additional information.

Any person maly request to obtalin additional information, a copy of the application (except for
information entitledi to confidential treatment pursuant to Section 403.111, F.S.), all relevant supporting
matercials, a copy of the penuit dranfts, anrd all other materials available to the Department that are relevant
to the permit decision. Additionally, the Department will accept written comments concerning the
proposed pernmt issuance action for a period of 14 (fourteen) days from the date of publication of "Public
Notice of Intent to Issue Permb;." Requests and written comments filed should be provided to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection at 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-
0926, to the attention of Mara Grance Nasca (phone no. 813632-7600) referencing the DEP file numbers)
listed above. Any written comments filed shall be made available for public inspection. If written
commrenlts received result in a significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall
revise the proposed permits and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.2:4


PUBLIC NOTICE

CMGEE ETING DAT RGER ULE DHED

The Hardee County Housing Auth-ority wilsl meet on

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at 701 La~lFaya
Drive, Wauchula. The meeting originally scheduled for

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, has been cancelled.


10C The Herald-Advocate, February 14, 20081


Marial Rebccan Matthews
Reddencl vs. TIiiimothy L~. Reddcln,

vci.\olunt~ar~y disisisanl.




temponey;"`) in~junction for prlo-

TIif't'ny Wiggins vs. Jerry
'Ihomas Wiggins Jr., inijunction
lor pr"tctlion.
MortggeC Electronic Regi-
strations Systems Inc. vs. Jesus
L,. -Naranjoo et al, judgment
vacated, complaint dismissed.

The following inactive civil
cases were disposed of for
lack of progress:
City of Bowlmng Green vs.
Jacquehine D. Small.
Va~lerie E. T'homas Bell vs.
Michaell S. Pierce.

Th'le following felony crimi-
nal cases wer~e disposed of last
weeck by the circuit judge.
Dcfendalnts hlave been aIdjudfi-
caltedl guilty unless noted oth-
erw\ise. When adjudication is
withhelld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and thle reccommendation of
thle state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final dliscretion if left to
thle ~jud~e.
Stevecn L~amar Skminer, bur-
gll~yy of` structure, adjudication
w\ithhe~lld, probation twvo years,
stay away from victims, $495
fime and courlt costs, 50 hourIs
community service.
Clint Albritton. violation of
probation (original charges


utt~ering a~ f'orgery and grand
theftc), probation revoked, one
year one dlay Florida State
Prison (concurrent with other
sentences) CTS, outstanding
f~ines and fees placed on lien.
Demetrius Dontrel Berrien,
f'orgery and giving a false name
to a law enf~or-cement officer,
probation two years, consecu-
tive to Polk County sentence,
$495 fime and court costs, $140
public defender fees, 50 hours
community service; DWLS, 10
days CTS; resisting an officer
without violent force, not pros-
ecuted.
Tasheena Bridges, uttering a
foi-ged instrument and grand
theft, not prosecuted.
Elizabeth Buffalo, violation
of community control house
arrest (original charges viola-
tion of an injunction against
repeat violence and interfering
with custody), probation re-
voked, nine months in jail as
condition of community control
concurrent with county mis-
demeanol: court sentence.
Adam Acuna, violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of methamphetamine),
pr-obation revoked, six months
mn jail CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Alexander Jackson Jr., sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church, and two counts sale or
delivery of marijuana within
1,000 feet of a\ church, school or
business, 30 months Florida
State Prison CTS, $990 fine and
court costs and $240 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Mannie Owens Jr., aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weap-
on, not prosecuted.
Tyrone Perry, unarmed bur-
glary to a structure/conveyance,


adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, $495 finle and
court costs, $140 public defend-
er fees; petit theft and criminal
mischief, 15 days CTS.
Seledonio Mendoza Trinidad,
felony DWLS, 180 days in jail,
$495 fine and court costs and
$d100 public defender fee placed
on lien; attaching a tag not
assigned, 10 days CTS.
Amaury Antonio Delrio, fel-
ony DWLS, adjudication with-
held, probation 18 months,
$495 fine and court costs, 50.
hours community service.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Thelma Long Davis as trustee
to William R. and Jacqluelmne J.
Burton, $22,500.
Ronald L. and Mary B. Dilley
to John S. Platt, $162,500.
Gary W. Blackman to
Leonard C. Smith III, $415,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Lisa D. Shackelford, $12,000.
Jose L. Flores to Jose L. and
Angelica Flores, $50,000.
An entry inl this section last wvas
wrongly worded.d It shou ld have
said: U.S. Bank Nationacl Asso-
ciation to Paul E: Adlams and
Mary K. Camneronz, $78,000.


Annuai~ic~rin, Kelsev~c iis. the W.


jlnlionl l for ,i ~lor ctio n.
ilIlanca 1~tric l oha nt is Da il

tBuns eilcl Ic. ~ran or ( Injuncto

DRtate~ Departmpent oRIenne
is. ROberti M.e'n v, intel st te

tlhrlist Ina('non and IXR vs.
Jose Anon lorrlce, Iintes tate
petition for Mchi;~ld supprt. Ici
Roy~c~ A.c~ lim nt vs.>l Crst-




unc~c.Iction~ i IMr i protect iion.

Amandac~! Gonzalez vs. Pegar

13uildrinc., Maria nol G. Isman,



DBiiAs nllMGe Deve lopment incz.
ceitontrc l;, dam~~age. Icl-
Thgclma Kopros and Robert l

S)OR vs. Mcichael lines pet!ui ~i,

trione\s for g child support er

Jen~( Iace AveS.! an. 1Cor vS.



13nrettz Sicivast petition for hi~ld c

supportc~. iiir~

cIvi alph Anthonyl ('ral>r ande c
DORt is.r Robrt` Dianded ('ruv-
ord, peition for t chikrit cupprt.
More ptiio orinuntin
oric prtction I~\i li nn!
Annl lavat. Jer De litin for i-
junio n fior protecion chll .ip
1-' "'delm~`rrira Nva nd Cr
Imenn Muno. dvrl~lace. a 10
13vronli S Jackongr vs. cloida f
review"' oiti~f maestuto.

f)(io 's. thrust vS. UoI1qunez, J.
pr~etmnfrmrgaelreo


Angelta KIrkland vs. Dale
Suttles, petIton zslir. injuction
\Vellrs Btrm 1anks aNA as
trste 1lls J~orge Salpuno -et l'
peitone forat molnge Inoredo-

"@Crsa 11ank USA vs.Gore vs
Wranliun Bow'&enoz Audre Mt

t8r ige orcloSt; 01 tlPrY

iijntio n f o r protectio n.
Amanda Revell and Robtert
Al. Reel. diai sslor e. iu~


. "I'he foal~loin deisniosns on
cut court`;'. were handed down"`'
recntiv v h crui out
judgen .fli v Agsi
A~y i~ulic Jea Daisr o/b/o mli no
Child y vs. JerryD al Littn Sr.


Jc"Lynne Al.Mrleg s anld DOR
vs..ls El~isc S. Hodges J., chdld
SArah Isabel Morale and vs

l)OR S. IEirlbs S.iola Ilsodge J
tordr a rsc s rso

Sharon Hl. Outtl le Ia~~nd 014 (
SIlesoter Lanegh andn DOR v.
Eis i Sst des r.ore
Deloes Be lmare and D~OR N




Crys~c cltal GleBedo v


Malria Natiividadi~ Dominguez
vIs. .levon ILee Ilurk.(S. voluntary I.!


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Juan L~uevano Zavala, .4, -
Sarasota, and Susan Far~ias. 36,
Wauchula.
Bud Trravis Trinidad, 36,
Zolfo Spr~ings, and Angela Suz-
zane Ramirez, 24l, Zolfo
Springs.
Rafael Jimnenez-Ramirez, 26,
LaBelle, and Adriana Ramirez
Villagomez, 25, LaBelle.
John Craig Williams, 45,
Wauchula, and Catherine E.
Romeo, 50, Wauchula.
Jeremiah Jacob Lloyd Hall,
20, Ocean Spring, Miss., and
Samantha Renee Kemp, 19,
Lyles, Tenn.
Kevin Dwayne Maxwell, 21,
Ona, and Ashley Nicole Lum-
ley, 18, Ona.
William Ford Tyler, 19, Zolfo
Springs, and Stephanie Marie
Chapa, 20, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge.
Ramoni Deanda vs. Gloria
Castillo Colon, stipulated
agreement approved.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Johnny Lee Cook, disorderly
intoxication, 45 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$170 court costs, $40 public
defender fee and $150 inves-
tigative costs placed on lien.
Juan Antonio Escobedo,
domestic assault, transferred to
pretrial intervention program.
Meliton Gabriel-Lopez, dis-
orderly intoxication, 30 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.
Joshua Lee Hallmon, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, war-
rantless search and seizure, no
alcohol or drugs, random drug
screens, $315 fine and court
costs.
Sebastian Per-ez Mendez,
domestic battery, 30 days CTS,
$667 fine and court costs and
$40 public defender fee placed
on lien, release to Immigration
and Naturalization Service
(INS).
"Silverio Perez Mendez,
domestic battery and resisting
an officer without violence, 30
days CTS, $667 fine and court
.costs, release to INS.
Julio Mendoza, battery, 12
months probation with condi-
tion of 10 days in jail CTS,
four-hour anger management
class, no alcohol or bars, no
violent contact with victim,
$667 fine and court costs, 30
hours community service.
Valinte Ramirez, trespass,
disorderly intoxication, battery
and giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer, 45 days
CTS, $667 fine and court costs
placed on lien, release to INS.
Steven Lamar Skinner, tres-
pass, trespassing on property
other than a structure or con-
veyance, probation one year, no
contact with victim (fines and
fees in felony case).
Jassmarie Evelisse Avilez,
petit theft, estreated bond.
Kenneth Lee Coughlin, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection,
estreated bond.
Juan Surita Gomez, battery,
estreated bond.
Uriel Roblero Perez, disor-
derly intoxication and resisting
arrest without violence, estreat-
ed bonds.
Fernando Pancheco, disor-
derly intoxication, estreated
bond
Thomas Zuniga, violation of
a domestic violence injunction
for protection, 12 months pro-
bation, 26-week batters inter-
vention program, no contact
with victim, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, 90 hours community ser-
vice.
David M. Ochoa, possession
of marijuana amended to
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, 12 months probation, $315
fine and court costs, 50 hours
community service.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of


recently in county court.
Dispositions aIre basedl on
Flor~ida Staitutes, rvi
record aInd falcts concerning
the case. -

wvhile license suspended e~
(DWLS), ad~judtication wvitl-
held, probation 12 months (conl-
current with misdecmeanor
case), 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Ruben Bartran Thomas,
DWLS, adjudication withheld.
produced valid license, $185
court costs
Denna Danette Carlton. two
counts DWLS, adjudication
withheld, $185 court costs.
altering the license plate valid,'
tion sticker, found not guilty.
Fernando Velasco Cruz, DUI
and DWLS, 12 months proba-
tion,' license suspended six
months, tag impound 10 days,
ignition interlock six months,
no alcohol or bars, D>UI school,
evaluation and treatment,
u2,03 fie nis cort ists, 5(1

Alejandro Fernandez, D1>1
and no valid license, probation
12 months, license suspendal
six months, DUI school, evalu
ation, warrantless search and
seizure, $640.50 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice
Jose Manuel Juarez. DWLS.
adjudication withheld, piroba-
tion 12 months,
$330 fine and court costs.
Ruben Caballero Martine~z,
DWLS, adjudlication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Ofelia Montanez, leaving the
scene of an accident with proP-
erty damage, adjudication with
held, $495 fine and cour-t costs.
Eloisa Calderon, DUI
amended to reckless driving
with alcohol a factor. adjudic~a-
tion withheld, probation six
months, no alcohol or ba~rs'
$758 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Edivin Diaz-Lopez. DWL.S.
33 days CTS, $330j f~ine and
court costs.
Raul Velasquez, DUI and no
valid license, 12 months proba
tion with condition of 37 days
CTS, license suspended 12
months, DUI school, evaluation
and tr-eatment, no alcohol ol.
bars, warrantless search and
seizttre; $970.50 fimes aund cocurt
costs. .
Philli'p Anthony Madison.
DUI, estr-eated bond.
Hugo Salazar, DUI and
DWLS, 12 months probation
with condition of 10 days in
jail, license suspended five
years, no alcohol or bars,
$1,008 fine and cour-t costs, 50
hours community service.
Corey Tyrone Jorden,
DWLS, adjudication withheld.
10 days CTS, $330 fine and
court costs.
J. Reyes Rodriguez-Soledad.
DUI, refusal to submit to DUI
tests and two counts refusal to
sign citation, 12 months proba-
tion, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $338 fine and
court costs, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
William Truitt Wells, reckless
driving with property damage
12 months probation, DUI
school, evaluation and treat-
ment, random drug screens, no
alcohol or bars, $338 f'ine and
court costs, $100 public defend -
er fees,

Teodosio Gonzalez-Perez,
DUI, probation 12 months with
condition of 18 days CTIS,
license suspended f'ive years,
tag impound 30 days, ignition
interlock one year, random drug S
screens, $;903 fine aund courIt
costs, 50 hours community se-
vice.
Jose Manuel Juarez, violation
of probation (original charge
DUI), probation r~einstatedl with
additional 12 months, pay all
outstanding fines and court
costs and attend DUI school.

CIRCUIT COURT ~
The following civil factions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Chase Bank USA NA vs.
Charles Cochr~an, damages.
John W. Duvall andl Betty S.
Duvall, divorce.
F'reda Ker~sey vs. Ar~lie W.
Kersey Sr'., petition for in~june-
tion for protection.


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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-

kn wnE NsMEANTL N CSON,
and her unknown spouse, heirs,
--ovisees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against her,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANTS:
MATTELENE NICKSON,

EN IKON,MaAd hr
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
chad sto bbegin ing eten e
West 70 yards; the ce North
70 yards; thence East 70
yards; thence South 70
yards to beginning, Hardee
County, Florida.

and you are required to serve a
a tof y rr written def nses, i
Burton & Burton, P.A., Post Office
Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
33873, on or before the Z day of

wt he2 Crk ofdtfe Cor31 et
before service on Pliantiff'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
Deputy Clerk
2:7,14 21. 28c

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

Case No.: 252007CA000602

TYNA D. CARTER

Plaintiff '

vs

RAQUIL JIMENEZ, ET AL,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final judgement entered
in this above entitled cause in the
County Court of HARDEE County.
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uate in HARDEE County, Florida,
described as:

The West 55 feet of Lots a
and 9, Block 14 of Packer's

AW Iuato a cordn t
the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 93 and replatted as
Subdivision of Block 14 '
Packers Addition, accord-
Ing to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 2-96, public
records of Hardee County'
Florida.

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 27th day of February, 2008.

If you are a person with a disabill-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at ~no
cost to you, to the provisions of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services (800) 955-8770.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of said Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


By 80b Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


2:14,21c Whose residence are/is
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY required to 1
your answer or written defenses
tane, ihke aote proceeding d'
serve a co thereof u on t
plaintiff's attorney, whose nar
and address appears here
within thirty days of the first put
cation of this Notice, the nature
this proceeding being a suit 1
foreclosure of mortgage agair
the following described proper
to wit:

LOT 1, LONG ROAD
ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION
OF PART OF THE EAST 1/2


C yStal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


The hosts on Feb. 6 were
Jerry and Barb Koehne and Bill
and Shirley Johnson. Tom Ely
led the U.S. Pledge, Bernice
English led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Ellen and Lloyd Gilson, Ken
and Myrna Bolin, Jeannie and
Dick Carney, Linda and Harold



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 25200806000060
AMY M. BAGGETT,
Petitioner
VS.
ALBINO GARCIA,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE

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

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on AMY M. BAGGETT,
whossi address is 3628 SUWAN.
NEE ST., ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL
33890, on or before 2-29-08, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 417 W. MAIN ST.,
ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately there.
after. If you fall to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address -
Florkia Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Fature
papers in this lawault will ~be
malled to the address on record at
the clerk's office.


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

Case No.: 252007CA000677

JAMES H. WEBB, JR. and
SHARYN K. SALTER,

Plaintiffs,

va.

FEBE A. MURILLO and VERONA
V., LLC,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgement of Foreclosure
dated Fte uacy u e20 8, 18n el

the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North Door of the
Hardee County Courthouse in
We hula, dFloria ate r ,000 a~.

the following described property
set forth in the order of Final
Judgement of Foreclosure:

Being a part of the
Nodtheeas 14aP ofBok
the City of Wauchula, as
Per Plat Book 1, Page 1-29,
and the part of the NW 1/4
of the SW 1/4 of Section 3,
Township 34 South, Range

Forid ,, bei- ede cor b
as follows: Commence at
the SW corner of the NE
1/4 of said Block 13 and
run N 85"40'25" E and
along the South I~ne of
said NE 1/4, 11B.0 ine n

thence continue N
85*40'25" E along the
same line, 41.29 feet to the
SE corner of the NE 1/4 of
sid Blc 413 th enc cn-

same thne 47.87 feeonmre

East I~ne of the NW 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of said Section
3, thence N 0*0'00" E, and

a g.9 s dt; thneeiN'
88"21'12" W and running
from the NW 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of said Section 3 to the
NE 1/4 of said Block 13, a
distance of 81.87 feet'
thence S 2*41'24" W
150.5n3 feet to te Point of
right-of-wa .

"If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690'
within two (2) working days of
odur ece to of lahis Notice of Salced

impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
, or Florida Relay Service 711.

DATED this 7 day of February,
2008.

B. Hukg B I le

'By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
2:14.2:21c

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

FileO Euer OON08CP000011
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CURTIS WILLIAM CONLEY
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admiIsrto of the stat
of CURI s nLAM CeONLE
deceased, File Number
252008CP000011, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 417 West
Maamn St. Wa uchl FI. 383. The
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
ette rcluuing un atur dmcon"
whom a co of this notice is
served mus fle their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COP YOF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM-
AII other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece.
dent's estate, including unma.
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.


NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED*
The date of first publication of
this notice is February 14, 2008.
Personal Representative:
KIMBERLY M. STEVENSON
2585 Barren Oak Ct.
Deland, FL 32720
Attorney for Personal
J/E M. HNOCK
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A-
202 W. Main St., Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephoge (863) 773-0500
s 2:14,21c


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

Case No.: 2007CA625

FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
COMPANY,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

JUAN ANTONIO CAMARILLO;

ATNIWNCA RLELO*FTHUALNA
CAMARILLO; HARDEE COUNTY*
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE

Ntoc i hereby igi en thuat pur
Judgement of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled case, in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit"
uate in Hardee County, Florida,
described as:

LOT 6 AND THE EAST 20.0
FEET OF LOT 7, BLOCK
"6" OF SUNSET PARK
SUBDIVISION IN SECTION
9, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH*

RLA TGEHREOF R CORED
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE
9 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
W1a6u nolulu Dr 3

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At the North
Front Door in the Hardee County

uTET ,AUC4 LAW F 3 8M aN
11:00 a.m., on February 27, 2008.

DATED THIS 5 DAY OF FEBRUARY
2008.

tAny person claimingean interest in
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lIs pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Witness, my hand and seal of this
cour on the 5th day of February,


CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED
BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per.
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this pro*
ceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven
(7)hdays prlo t the proceeding s
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service.

2:14,21c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007CAS4025

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);


OF PARENTrAL RlinIGHT
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Ei~zabeth Purser
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights under oath has
ben filed nbdy temiDepartenrt

the a nea styled Court, for the ter.
mination of your parental rights to
the above named children:
D.P.
a white male child
born on October 21, 1996
T.R
a white male child
born on October 21, 1996

a white male child
born on November 22, 1999
C.P.
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
mateOU 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
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETI-
TION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE*
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to.participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the. pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1.800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 1ST day of February,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

C. O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
2:7.14.21.2ac


February 14, 2008, T'he Herald-Advocate 11C


T 1/4
T 1/4
/4 OF
IIP 34
EAST,
LORI^
THS
~OOK
PUB-


OF THE NORTHEAST
AND THE NORTHWEST
OF THE NORTHEAST 1
SECTION 33, TOWNSH
SOUTH, RANGE 23
HARDEE COUNTY, FI
DA TACCORDINEGOFTO
RECORDED IN PLAT B
B-1, PAGE 4, OF THE
LIC RECORDS OF HAI
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A

XXX LONG RD
ONA',FL 33865
If you fail to fle your at
wreten defense in the a
default will be entered aga
for the relief demanded
Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HARDEE'Cor
30 day of JaQ[uary, 2008

B. HUGH B
Clerk of the Circ
By: Coenn

in accordance with the A
with Disabilities Act of 19
sons needing special ace
tion to participate in this I

I ordi dto nton lte thta
(7) days prior to the proce
If hearing impaired, ple;
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) (
955-8770 (voice), via Floric
Service-

La Offices of Daniel C
C nsuegra '
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintif .

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
AND FOR HARDEE CO3

JVNIL DV SI
CASE NO. 252007DP0
IN THE INTEREST OF:
P., D.
DOB: 10/21/1996

.DOB: 10/21/1996
P., A.
DOB: 11/22/1999
P., C.
DOB: 05/17/2002
Children. /

SUMMONS AND NO'
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERM


EDt NON-NATIVE FRESHWATER FISHES
Non-native freshwater fishes and aquatic plants present chal-
lenges to Florida's native species. Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission scientists work diligently with the pub-
lic to conserve the state's native freshwater wildlife and ecosys-
tems.
nswer or Thirty-four non-native freshwater fishes, introduced from
Ove poa other countries, currently reproduce in Florida. Almost all of these
inst you introductions resulted from individuals releasing unwanted aquari-
Sin the um or food fishes, and/or the flooding of aquaculture ponds. In
addition, non-native plants, such as water hyacinth, and inverte-
brates, such as island apple snails, can create environmental prob-
unty this lems.
Consequently, it is illegal to release any non-native fish or
RADLEY other non-native organism into waters of the state.
uit Court Anyone wanting to dispose of live non-native aquarium fish
should give them to a friend or an aquarium store, or euthanize
CeColar them by lowering the water temperature with ice or freezing them
in a plastic bag.
rmerican During 2007, the FWC partnered with public and private enti-
90o, per- ties to post 400 "Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker" signs at boat ramps as
comoda- part of a national campaign. The signs remind boaters to clean their
proceed- boats, trailers or recreational equipment of mud, plants or animals,
ne eAvA and to drain and dry their equipment to prevent movement of nui-
eedings. sance species between water bodies.
ase call In Florida, there are two legally introduced non-native fish:
or (800) triploid grass carp and butterfly peacock bass. They are used as bio-
da Relay logical controls for excessive growths of aquatic vegetation and
overabundant forage fishes.
The triploid grass carp is a functionally sterile fish produced
and certified in hatcheries. Since they do not reproduce, periodic
stockings are required to control aquatic vegetation. During the
past 20 years, results have generally been favorable.
The butterfly peacock is the only reproducing non-native fish
legally introduced. Extensive research indicated their release
2:7,140 would help reduce an overabundance of non-native forage fishes,
especially spotted tilapia. Peacock bass have no known detrimental
SOF THE effects, and they generate millions of hours of fishing pleasure for
:UIT IN anglers, who spend more than $8 million a year in Florida.
UNTY, Pre-release studies documented that illegal non-native fishes
: had become extremely abundant in some Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach canals. Too few native predators existed to eat these unde-
100101 sirable non-natives. Peacocks have helped control them without
harming native fish populations.
In 1989, fishery officially opened with a daily bag limit of two
butterfly peacocks, of which only one may be 17 inches or longer,
Butterfly peacock can be readily caught by using live shiners
swimming below a bobber, or on a fly. Most four-pound or larger
fish are caught between February and May.
Although triploid grass carp and peacock bass are noteworthy
exceptions, it is important to remember that non-native species do
not generally belong here.
It is illegal for anyone to transfer or release any non-native
TICE species in Florida, including the butterfly peacock. The only excep- .
tion is the immediate release of triploid grass carp and peacock
IINATION bass that cannot be harvested.


Lockett, and John Sauve.
Keith Stephens reported on
the Fun Auction. There was a
very good turnout for the dinner
and the auction. The money
raised will be used by the Rec
Committee.

"LADIES ONLY" DESSERT
AND FASHION SHOW
There were 120 who attended
the fashion show on Feb. 4. The
models this year were Sylvia
Baker, Carolyn Gordon,
'Priscilla Walker and Kay
McKmight. After the fashion
show, the ladies sampled a wide
variety of great desserts. At the
present time, $308 has been
raised for breast cancer.


Myrna Bin wOn the paper
special on Feb. 1 and Flo
Leverone won the hot ball jack-
pot. On Feb. 4, Earl Folnsbee
won the paper special.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Jan. 31: Don
Harkin, Fred Kessler, Al John-
son and Jim Hommon.
Ladies Golf, Jan. 31: a tie
between Jan Brinker and Eileen
Kearns.
Mixed Golf, Feb. 4: Bob
Plunkett, Bill R. Johnson,
Gaylord Williams and San
Gervasse.
Shuffling, Feb. 5: three-game
winners were Charlene Baker,
Marilyn Funkhouser, Joerg
Gorgs Al Job son Charlie
Howerter, Karl Kuntze, Linda
Lockett, Ted Longenecker, Don
Smith and Doug Taylor.
Bocce, Feb. 6: third week,
Red and Gray teams tied for
first p ace.

CHURCH
There were 141 residents and
visitors in attendance on Feb. 3.
Familiar hymns were played by
pianist Carol Jones, and organ-
ist Lmnda Gray for the prelude.
Bob Wilday and Lowell Gordon


were ushers. Nancy Morrison
Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida directed the choir for its special
Family Law Rules of Procedure, number, "He Has Surely Borne
requires certain automatic disclo- Our Sorrow." Rev. Winne's ser-
sure of documents and Informa- mon titled "The Awesome Al-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal- mighty" was based on Scrip-
or striking of pleadings. tures with selected verses. The
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Dated this 28 day of January, was observed. Ushers were Bob
*08 Beckley, Lee Roy Behymer,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gary Householder and Jerry
By: onne CkerMcBride. Communion stewards
Sas DeputyGlerkr. were ;Charlotte and.. Gary
Houi~seholder and Judy and Jerry
1:31, 2:7, 2:14, 2:21c McBride*


..We make a Ilving by what we
n,, get, but we mak ea lf y
bli- what we give.
of -Norman MacEwan
for
nst You may not have saved a lot
ty, of money in your I~fe, but if
you have saved a lot .of
If ~Ciiches for other folks,
7 ou are a pretty rich man.
~Seth Parker





Saturday, February I 6


Miss Hardee County Pa~geant
Sunday,. February I7
Kindergarten PrinceSS Palgeant


MOndalv February I 8
Gatles Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock &
Ralbbit Show
Dairy Show
Grooming Conte~s(
Junior Miss Pageaxnt
TueSday,. February I 9


-- - --n;-ric---n-~ra rul


.. ~d C}QIfd de .

5:OO Poultry Showumanship Arena
7:OO Swline Showc Aren a
Wednesday, February 20



(All Chil lMhdb ne dmied;Fra l
bq S ~cii;.3:00 ~--Closing $ 1500o
2:OO Galtes Open, Exhibition H-all, Livestock & Machinery Exhibit
3:OO MidwaCY Opens
6:OO Breeding and Heifer Showl Arena
7:OO0 Steer ShowArn
Beef Showumanship afterr steer show) Arena

Thursday, February 2 I
5:OO Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock & Machinery Exhibi

5:0 MidwuaW.Opens (Midlway Special 10 nides for $10~.:i9)ii.~

5:30 Farm Credit Livestock Buyers Dinner Civic Center
7:OO0 FFA & 4- Livestock Sale Arena
Friday,. February 22
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
( ~iSInFree Whilh Purdt~ase of ,Lrrband ($20.00) Only After 9:OO pi.r.) ':.
5:OO Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock & Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midwuay Opens
7:OO Prince & Princess Pargeant Civic Center

7:00 Ranch Rodleo- Wlild CowU Milking, Bull Riding, Team Sortinl
Barrell Racing, Old Tim~er's Roping, Calf DOCtoring,
Muttron Busting (6yrs & under) Arena

Saturday, February 23
12:00 Gates &- MidwaucOpen
Arm~band DAY (Availarble on M~idwuaW) ~ 12:OO rClosing ($20...00)
4:OO Little Miss Hardee County Palgeant

14:00 Mexcican Band Arena ,
7:~OO Mexican Bullridin~g, Murtton Busting (69rs & under) Arna .

Sunday, February 24

I:OO Mlidwuay Opens (No Gate Admnis~s'jiot Charge)
I :OO Budly Dau Armbands $ 1 5.0 08 C,'2: for $25. 00
(and YLo~ur Buddy Will Get One)' ~


a r


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Feb. 7, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,161 com-
pared to 6,948 last week and 6,014 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 1.00 to 3.00 higher.


12C The Herald-Advocate, February 14, 2008


Recreation Board for an after-
noon of fun-filled entertainment
at the Cracker Trail Museum's
30th anniversary celebration on
Sunday, Feb. 22.

Faison Signs With South
Carolina: Rashad Faison, an all-
state defensive back for the
Hardee Wildcats, could hardly
wait for National Signing Day,
Wednesday, Feb. 4, to sign a
football scholarship to the
University of South Citrolina.
The Gamecocks, in the South-
eastern Football Conference,-
had been recruiting Faison
since his freshman year in high
school .

Hardee Hosts High School
Rodeo Saturday: Saddle-brone
riding will tbee o1eor athe i

School Rodeo Association per-
formances Saturday at the
Hardee Cattleman's Arena off
Altman Road west of Wau-
chula. Only the top 15 boys and
girls in each event advance to
the state meet, of those, only
four go on to nationals.


Graduation Cr~own: TIhe new
Ms. Project Graduation '98 and
"her" court were: Ms. Con-
geniality Justin Webb, first run-
ner-up Heath Rogers, Queen
Charles Bond, second runner-
up Charles Stevens and Ms.
Legs Keith Hines. The young
men, seniors all, gave of them-
selves to benefit Project
Graduation, an alcohol- and
drug-free party for graduates.
Board Expels Girls With
Brass Knuckles: Two girls, in
separate incidents allegedly
ready to fight and carrying
brass knuckles, have been
xpee I noem theirharesepdecti e
aggravated assault on a school
employee. The other was
char ed with s sselssion opo ta
when brass knuckles were
found in her pocket and two
butterfly knives in her back-
pack.
Cracker. Trail Museum Notes
30th Year: Make plans to join
the Hardee County Parks &


Bowling Green Business-
men's Club Held Annual Ladies
Night Feb. 3: The Bowling
Green Businessmen's Club held
its annual ladies' night banquet
Thursday, Feb. 3. The club
president is Gerald Brummett.
An excellent dinner consisted
of fried chicken, chicken and
rice, swamp cabbage and other
good food. Rubl Best headed up
the cooking .

Patty Shackelford Likes Her
Chosen Field: At just 20 years
of age, Shackelford is the owner
of Jeans Paradise, a specialty
clothing asdti or ine rac Is

ness 16 months ago. The store
does indeed stock more than
j sc jasnu IThe store s Ils dress
shorts and jogging suits to
dresses and seasonal outerwear.
The store also carries jewelry,
belts, wallets, scarves and other
accessories *

10 YEARS AGO
Pageant Decides Ms. Project


man has been charged with
dealing in stolen property and
has been suspended from his
job without pay for allegedly
trading a shotgun belonginghto
the police department to his
brother.

Columns Replaced After 44
Years Made By Same Man:
After 44 years Mrs. Emeron
Clavel had to replace the
columns at the entrance to her
romeis dWan771a sClavel f d
out she could get the same man
to make the columns. LV.
i uga bega Cow kl 39for
Finny Lmbe Co in193.
Hardee Girls Bury Miners.
Sonya Ratliff had one of her
better nights, as she led the
Hardee girls to a 47 to 31 tri-
umph over the Lady Miners in
Fort Meade on Thursday might.
Ratliff` hit for 18 points in set-
ting the pace for the~win.


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

75 YEARS AGO
Baptist Young People To
Broadcast Tonight: The young
people's choir and orchestra of
the First. Baptist church of
Wauchula will be heard over
radio station WDAE, Tampa,

o'lc. T comrch 3tr0 i cludle0
Willis Floodine, W.D. Carlton,
Malone Himrod, Ruth Souther-

Sot,LA aeller gch nn, Iae
Rhyan and Sally Smith,

Baptist Convention Held At
Local Church: Baptists from all
over this section gathered here
Tuesday for a conference with
leaders of the church at one of
the 11 conferences being held in
the state this month. The Rev.
B.A. Roth, local pastor, was
host to about 100 Baptist
preachers.
S.D. Williams Speaker At
Kiwanis Luncheon: Attorney
S.D. Williams was the principal
speaker at Tuesday's Kiwamis
club luncheon, his subject being
"Illustrious Men." Miss Nanette
Sargent gave two delightful
musical readings, and the Boy
Scout committee submitted a
very favorable report of their
activities.

Fox Hunters Are Having
Good Chases In County: Local
fox hunters ar~e having some
good chases these days, and two
foxes were caught in this sec-
tion during the last week. One
fox was found in the city limits
of Wauchula Monday morning,
the dogs running him out of the
bay head near W.L. Warren's
strawberry patch in the south-
west part.of town.

MStph it Mo ht: Pictur c
motion picture, "The Trans-
gressor," will be shown at the
First Methodist Church tonight
at 8 o'clock under auspices of
the Anti-Saloon League. The
picture ua er ivrteni an npr -
James K. Shields and no admis-
sion will be charged, but there
will be a free-will offering-

Seed Specialist Talks To
Growers: Harold N. Coulter,
superintendent of the experi-
mental gardens of the Ferry-
Morse Seed Co., at Rochester,
Mich., was the principal speak-
er at the Wauchula Strawberry
Growers' Association meeting
in the City Hall Tuesday night.


50 YEARS AGIO
Third-Place Winner: Eleven.
year-old Randall Moe from
New Zion holds the reins of
over $600 on the hoof. His 920-
pound Black Angus steer,
Topper, was the third-prize win-
ner in its weight division at the
Florida State Fair.

Second Freeze Hits County
In Two Weeks: Hardee County
shivered under the icy breath of
a ngerser rcotd ma tu s
again plunged below the freez-
ing point for the second time in
whec wa epectedgt sen etzh
thermometer plummeting to 23
to 27 degrees by sunrise in low
areas, was dubbed by weather
experts one of the severest of
. the season.

Flag Pole OKed For City
Hall: At long last there is a good
possibility the Wauchula City
Hall will have a flag and a flag
pole to hang on it. The purchase
of the U.S. flag and pole has
been authorized by the City
Council.

March Minstrel Set By Lions:
After a frantic search of the
county calendar, the Lions Club
has found a new date for its
annual minstrel, March 13. The
minstrel will be a one-perfor-
mance event. Eight specialty
acts are to be included in the
program.
Hardee Band Will Play For
Edison Pageant Of Light: The
Hardee County High School
Band will be in Fort Myers
Saturday for what the band
director terms "one of our
favorite parades," the Edison
Pageant of Lights. Approxi-
mately 25 bands from all over
the state are expected to take
part in the festival.
25 YEARS AGO
TarHdee uFFA Mud S ingurA
Afternoon: The Hardee Senior
FFA Chapter will hold a mud
sling and truck pull at the coun-
ty fairgrounds on Altman Road
this Saturday afternoon.

Pioneer Park Days Starts In 2
Weeks: T46~ 15th annual Pio-
neer Park bays sponsored by
the First National Bank of
Wauchula is set for March 3-6
with record crowds expected,
weather permitting. One of the
more popular attractions will be
8-year-old Kevin Moore, who
will appear alongside with his
band at the tent.

BG Patrolman Charged In
Theft: A Bowling Green patrol-


Civic Center


Civic Center


Machinery Exhibit
Arenal
Arena
Arenar
ClulC Center


7:O 0


2:OO


5:OO
5:30
6:30
7:O 0
7:O 0


Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock &F Machineru Exhibit


5:OO


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
53.00.

Slaughter Bulls:
72.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 122.00-170.00
300-400 lbs., 111.00-144.00; and
400-5001Ibs., 101.00-128.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 102.00- 145.00;
300-400 lbs., 94.00-116.00; and
400-500 lbs., 89.00-111.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 47.00-

Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 59.00-




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