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108th Year, No. 11
3 Sections, 32 Pages


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was all tiaras and tears as
popular pageants kicked off the
67th running of the Hardee
County Fair this week.
First, eight Hardee County
Senior High School selniory
vied for the coveted title eo
Miss Hardee County 2008 in1
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Come voice your opinion!
A public meeting on Monday
will give all residents of Hardee
County a chance to say what
they want, or cast their vote one
way or the other on the pro-
posed four-laning of U.S. 17


fr-om Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto C'ounty linc.
Or-iginally to be called
Hardee Parkwauy, the 10.5-mile
cor-ridor is now being named
Har~dee H-ighwvay, since it did
not meet criteria for designation
as a parkway3).
Monday's meeting will be at


the county Agri-Civic Center at
the intersection of Altman and
Sltenstrom roads west of Wau-
cholla. From 4 to 6 p.mn., people
will have an opportunity to
view maps, drawings and other
information showing the pro-
posed change of plans from a
four-lane parallel road to two


one-way pairs.
From 6 to 7 p.m., there will
be a public forum for comment,
or people can leave written
comments for the state Depart-
ment of Transportation (DO'T)
to consider in making its deci-
sion on which road plan to use.
A free barbecue will be.


served at 5 p.m., compliments
of Sweetwater Ranch Partners
and catered by Katie Mae's
BBQ. Free T-shirts will also be
given to the first 100 persons
attending the forum.
Support of the one-way pairs,
using the old CSX railroad bed
which DOT owns, has been
growing. The Hardee County
Commission, Economic De-
velopment Council, Chamber
of Commerce and all three
communities, `Bowling Green,
Wauchula and Zolfo Springs,
have passed resolutions and/or
voted in support of the Hardee
Highway one-way pairs.
It is also supported by the
Sweetwater Ranch group,
which hopes to place an adja-
cent four-lane frontage road


from its huge community devel-
opment approximately eight
miles to Zolfo Springs as a side
route for its 20.000 to 30,000
residents.
The commission recently
declined to approve the DOT
five-year plan for road- tind
bridge-work in Hardee County
because it did not include four-
laning of the Hardee Highway
portion of U.S. 17. All the rest
of U.S. 17 in Hardee County is
already four-laned and the num-
ber of accidents, delay in get-
ting to and from Arcadia, and
hurricane evacuation are all
indicators completion of the
four-laning should be expedit-
ed, say the commission.
There is no funding for U.S.
See U.S. 17 3A


areas in Polk County, which has
already approved this.
SMosaic plans to mine 50 mil-
lion tons of phosphate rock in
the Hardee tract. It will be sep-
arated from the matrix at the
existing beneficiation plant
north of the County Line Road
in southern Polk County.
Myers said the average depth~
of the overburden (top soil
layer) is 23 feet thick and the
underlying matrix (mix of sand,
clay and phosphate) is an aver-
age of 14 feet thick.
Project engineer Ted Smith
said Parker Branch and Little
Charlie Creek will be left intact.
He said the clay settling areas,
when reclaimed, will make
excellent cattle grazing land.
The total mining tract should be
essentially reclaimed by 2026,
he said.
Smith said potential uses for


mercial, agricultural (potential
for high yield energy crops),
wildlife habitat and recreation-
al.
Smith said the mining project
will not affect the flow of Peace
River or Little Charl'ie Creek.
He said water quality will not
be troublesome and that "rain-
fall drives the water level of
Peace River."
Smith said there is very little
danger of a clay settling area
dam to break. Perimeter
embankments and a rim ditch
would catch clay slurry in case
of a dam break and reroute it to
previously mined areas.
"Only one of the 175 clay-
settlmng areas. built after 1972
See MOSAIC 3A


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocaty
The Central Florida Regional
Planning Council on Feb. 13
unanimously approved Mo-
saic's proposed South Fort
Meade extension mine plan for
northeastern Hardee County.
This was a Development of
Regional Impact.
Mosaic's application will
come before the Hardee County
Commission on Thursday, April
17, at 6 p.m. at the commission
chambers,
Mosaic plans to mine, or dis-
turb, 7,756 acres out of a
10,586-acre tract, all the land
being south of the County Line
Road and east of Peace River,
Currently in the tract are 8,175
acres in agricultural use. Some
3,100 acres, or 29 percent, will
remain undisturbed, said engi-
neer Tom Myers, Mosaic assis-

has 2,573 acres of wetlands. He
said 1,831 acres, or 71 percent
of the wetlands, will remain
undisturbed and, in post-recla-
mation, there will be 3,006
acres of wetlands, that will
include four lakes in the south-
west sector totaling 180 acres.
The site currently has no lakes.
Mosaic plans to begin mining
the area in 2009 and end in
2020, using three draglines.
There will be about 578 acres
mined annually. There will be
three clay settling areas of 513,
533 and 466 acres, a total of
1,512 acres, which are all in the
northern sector. Myers said a lot
of the clay produced by the
Hardee County mining will be
pumped to existing clay settling


PHOTOS BYALEX GILLIARD
Surprise and excitement register on the faces of Natalie Green (left) and Meghan Graham (right) as the photogra-
pher captures that split-second moment when the winning announcements were made.


Royal y
It was reflected in the open-
ing number for Miss Hardee
County, where Natalie, the
daughter of David and
Courtney Green, took the final
applause,
Natalie, 17, is a member of
the varsity cheerleading squad,
Lionettes, the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes and the
National Honor Society. She
plays varsity tennis as well.
Natalie plans to earn a bache-
lor's degree in photography, her
main interest, with a minor in
broadcast journalism. She
hopes to attend the University
of South Florida.
Natalie also was named Miss
See ROYALTY 2A


Junior High School competed
for the title of H-ardee County
Junior Miss 2008 on Monday.
Taking the cr-owns wer-e
Natalie Green as Miss H-ardee
County and Meghan Graham as
Junior Miss.
Meanwhile, the wee ones
continue in competition aIs fair
fun and excitement builds this
week until closing day on
Sunday. The Kindergar~ten Prin-
cess was selected on Sunday,
but Hardee Countians await the
selection of Pr-ince &e IPrincess
on Friday andc Little Miss
I-ardee County o~n Saturday.
Also carrying much anticipa-
tion is the annual FFIA and 4-H
Livestock Sale, set for tonight


(Thursday) in the Cattlemen's
Arena.
Add to that midway fun,
rodeo excitement, exhibit
amazement and animal action
and there is still much to see at
the fairgrounds at the intersec-
tion of Altman and Stenstrom
roads in Wauchula.
Adult admission is $5.
Children get inside for $3. And
parking is a $Y3 donation
requested by the Project
Graduation parents. Their job,
behind their need to raise
money, is to provide a safe
dr-ug- and :I': lcho! f-ee gradua-
tion party for' the Class of 2008.
"l'iesta" I:; the the~me this year
f'or all the pageaunts.


could come up with a sufficient
correction action to get the
town solvent once again.
Commissioner Juan Otero
had earlier lamented the fact
that the current Town Commis-
sion and all town residents were
suffering because of alleged
"mismanagement" of the previ-
ous three years.
There was even a period
when no qualified person filled
crucial town positions, he said.
And, of course, the town
remains reeling fr~om the effects
of a poorly designed alnd locat-
ed sewer plant that put the engi-
neer in federal prison and the
town in a pit it has yet to scale.
In fact. Town Commission


members learned Monday night
that the state Department of
Environmental Protection has
entered into a Consent Order
with the town, mostly stem-
ming from effluent ponding and
runoff at the town's sprayfield.
In it, corrective actions pre-
scribed will cost the town $500
in fees, $5,000 in testing,
$65,000 mn equipment purchas-
es and $100 a day in fines for
each day the town fails to
"timely comply" with the state's
orders.
"We've raised gar~bage rates,
we've raised sewer rates, we've
raised water rates. we've not
filled the budgete~d town man-
See ZS $$$ 3A


Roberson, Town Clerk June
Albritton, Public Works Man-
ager Bubba Bass and Police
Administrative Assistant Teresa
Simmons.
Leonard said that, even with
utility rate incr-eases designed to
make those departments pay for
themselves as they should, the
town will still be nearly
$480,000 mn the red if severe cuts
wer~e not made, as the general
fulnd would have to be used to
cover- a $Y150,000 loss in the
Police D~epar~tment budget.
TIhat prediction would have
to be noted int a report sent to
the state, he said. Leonard
offer-ed to "hold" that letter a
few days to see if the town


The move followed the com-
pletion of a final audit report by
certified public accoulntant Ed
L~eonard. Leonard had told the
Town Commnission in January
that finiances looked grim, and
that utility rates would have to
b~e r-aised als all thr-ee depart-
ments wer-e well in the hole and
costing the town thousands.
F~urthe~r. CLeonard1 said he
would have his final report
r~eadcy in Febhruary. y
A~nd he did.
Leonard appeared on
Wednesday of last week with
the decvastating news. handing it
to the town's Finance Commit-
tee, madte upI of1 MaIyor GeCorge
Neel, F~ina~nce Direcctor Linda


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Mismanagement, no manage-
ment and pa~st prob,~ilems have
put the towyn of1 Zolfoc Springs
squarely into, a financially crisis
once again,
'This timne, to avoid a state
presence in the fiercely indc-
pendlent municiPlipalit towYn
leaders tookl a~ firm corr~ctlive
stance in their regular meeting
nM nda ni ht
oIt dlinl nt sit well with the
fewer than a dozen members of `
the public in attendance, how-
ever .
Ti e town's police force was
slashed, down to a sincele offli
cer.


Herald- advocate


Hardee Countty's Hometownt Coverage


The


46 4
i.1Y JI.J. nIX


SThursday, February 21, 2008


Have Your say On U.S.


17 4-Laning!


Mosaic Mining


Plan Gets An OK

Goes Before Hardee County

Commission On April 17


Count Fair Crowns Its


ZS $$$ Woes Force Police Cut, Rate Hike














The HE-erald-Advocate
Hardee County's Homnetowun Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHIL
Managin~g Editor


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Internet Photogenic,
First runner-up was Leanna
Himrod. Second runner-up and
Miss Photogenic was Ashlee
Neuhauser. Miss Congeniality
was Ciara Chancey.
Also taking the stage were
Ashleigh Alden, Amber Doug-
las, Samantha Graham and
Kayle Pella.
Junior Miss Meghan Graham
is the daughter of Rocky and
Renee Graham. She also was
named Miss Internet Photo-
genic.
Meghan is in the National
Junior Honor Society, peer
mediation and the School
Student Cabinet. She enjoys
volleyball and tennis, and hopes
to study science in college one
day.
First runner-up and Miss
Congeniality was Taylor Bolin,


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SUBSCRIPTIONS:
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6 months $24; 1 yr. $44; 2 yrs. $86


The new Miss Hardee County and her Court: (from left) first runner-up Leanna Himrod, Miss Internet Photogenic and
Queen Natalie Green, Miss Photogenic and second runner-up Ashlee Neuhauser and Miss Congeniality Clara
Chancey.


second runner-up and Miss
Photogenic was Mary Kate
Harris, third runner-up was
Smokee Barker, fourth runner-
up was Dana Douglas and the
essay winner was Patience Hall.
Also dazzling the crowd were
Angelica Flores, Kaitlynn Ben-
ton, Cierra Martinez, Veronica
Hall, Sierra Coronado, Hailey
Selph, Bran~di Westberry,
Jessica Morris, Lindsey Martin,
Kayla Austin, Jenna Williams,
Julia Martinez and McKenna
Hellein.


2/22/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:59 am
Sets: 6:23 pm
LoD: 11:24:00

RMoon Data
Sts: 7:44 a
Major Times
12:54 am-2:54 am
1:19 pm-3:19 pm
Minor Times
7:36 am-8:36 am
8:01 pm-9:01 pm
Prediction
Good

2/23/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 6:24 pm
LoD: 11:26:00
Moon Data
'Rises: 8:59) pm
Sets: 8:13 am
Major Times
1:36 am-3:36 am
2:01 pm-4:01 pm
Minor Times


Major Times
3:00 am-5:00 am
3:25 pm-5:25 pm
Minor Times
9: o am-10 427amn

Prediction
Average
2/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 6:26 pm
LoD: 11:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:44 pin
Sets: 9:45 am
Major Times
3:44 am-5:44 am
4:09 pm-6:09 pm
Minor Times
10:26 am-ll:26 aIm
10:51 pmn-ll:51 pm
Prediction
Average
2/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 6:26 pm


8:18 am-9:18 am
8:43 pm-9:43 pm
Prediction
Good

2/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 6:24 pm
LoD: 11:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:53 pm
Sets: 8:42 am
Major Times
21:17 am-4:17 Im
2:42 pm-4:42 pm
Minor Times
8:59 am-9:59 am
9:24 pm-10:24 pm
Prediction
Average
2/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 6:25 pm
LoD: ll:29:oo
Moon Data
Rises: 10:48 pm
Sets: 9:13 lm


LoD: 11:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:-
Sets: 10:21 am
Major Times
4:02 am-6:02 am
4:27 pm-6:27 pm
Minor Times
10:44 am-ll:44 am
I1:09 pm-12:09 am
Prediction
Average
2/28/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 6:27 pm
LoD: 11:34:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:40 am
Sets: 11:03 aIm

4MIjo soTi~m m
5:16 pm-7:16 pm
Minor Times
ll33 Im-12:33 pm

Prediction
Average


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The new Junior Miss Hardee County and her Court: (from left) essay winner Patience Hall, third runner-up Smokee
Barker, Miss Congeniality and first runner-up Taylor Bolin, Miss Internet Photogenic and Queen Meghan Graham,
Miss Photogenic and second runner-up Mary Kate Harris and fourth runner-up Dana Douglas.


2008 Hardee County Junior Miss Meghan Graham.


Miss Hasdee County 2008 Natalie Green.


ROYMLTY
Continued From 1A





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Continued From TA


Fecbruary 21, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A





Kelly's Column
By Jim


An important public hearing about four-laning the rest of U.S.
17 in Hardee County will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at the Hardee
Agri-Civic Center.
The proposed project will be discussed at 4 p.m. At 6 p.m pub-
lic comitents can be made. The hearing will be conducted by the
Florida Department of Transportation.
U.S. 17 is already four-laned from the Hardee/Polk line south
to Zolfo Springs. It is two-laned from Zolfo Springs' to the
Hardee/DeSoto line.
This project is not on the five-year plan and is not funded. The
state is having a financial pinch, much like many families today.
A controversial part of this proposed four-laning is that some
residents in Brookside Bluffs RV Park and golf course do not want
the two northbound lanes along the old railroad right of way.
The Federal Highway Administration in mid-2006 accepted
the proposed four-laning concept using the existing highway and
the railroad ri ht of wa .
FDOT is considering building two northbound lanes on the
railroad right of way east of the Bluffs and converting the present
U.S. 17 east of the Bluffs to the southbound lanes.
The Hardee County Commission and the local chamber of
commerce strongly support four-laning U.S. 17 in its entirety. It is
used as a hurricane evacuation route.

The Hardee County Fair is in full swing and has something for
everyone.


Gasoline prices in Hardee County early this week crept up to
$3.02 a gallon for regular unleaded.

Baseball season is underway. Spring training for MLB has
started. High school basketball is nearing the Final Four stage,
which will be held in Lakeland. March Madness in college basket-
ball is around the corner,

Pioneer Park Days in Zolfo Springs is coming up the end of
this month and the first weekend of March.


ager position, we have nothing
left," Commissioner Lois Dan-
dridge said in frustration as
members of the public said the
Police D~epartment was not the
place to cut.
"Trhe auditor says we have
to cut or we don't have a town.
Where else do you cut?" Neel
asked.
"I don't think the people
understand, "Roberson inter-
jected. "We're running bare
bones now. Three employees
run the town."
"So we're choosing finances
over safety?'" a woman asked.
"No, ma'am. We're choosing
finances over whether we have
a city or not," Neel answered.
A business owner asked
Dandridge, "How much do you
make? '
Dandridge noted her town
paycheck, and that of other
commissioners, amounts to
$;150 a month, not enough to


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A TRIBUTE TO A SOLDIER

When eagles fly the angels cry ..
Come home, please come home and give it another try.
Heaven is not only for the lost and lonely,
So always remember I'll always love you.
So never ever say goodbye.
When eagles fly the angels cry ..
Come home, please come home and give it another try.
The Stars in the sky spell out your name every
night and although I know it will never
be the same without you.
When eagles fly the angels cry . '
Come home, please come home and give it another try,
When I look up and see the moon
I know 1I'l be seeing you very soon,
It won't be long now; nothing else will go wrong nOW.
When eagles fly the angels cry . .
Come home, please come home and give it another try.
When eagles fly . .
When eagles fly . .

J.D. White-FOX
Wauchula

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Commissioners Matgi o el

vide the polie officers with
that much time, two weeks to
find another job. But Neel,
Dandridge and DiDi White
feared the town did not havd
enough money to do so, an
that auditor Leonard would be
forced to report to the state that
the town had not made cuts in
time. -
It was decided to lay off all
officers but Police Chief Chris
Baty.
Residents complained that
cr me worl idgreatlhe inc Tc e

Department, and said the
Sheriffs Office could not pro-
vide the service the town's own
force has given them.
After the meeting, some said
they still wished to raise the
$150,000 to keep the Police
Department afloat until the end

oDhos f and parbeing solicit-


po ene oficer bc ptro i
the town can do so by contact-
ing Baty.
nRobero Ino gdtearl rWed
sion's action, that she will ask
the commissioners at a meeti g
on Marcdhol0i hat be wur w
1ik t wth hh dou n
pato Ocars te town pure ase
in 20.
utnd, sheeexp ands what he
Rmnl t Fo b r age. aver-


Department. That's julst idiot
ic.
Buhr then got up from the
table, went inside the clerk's
office and retrieved his most
recent paycheck. He plopped
the check down, and told Neel
he was donating it to the town
for the Police Department. It
was for $1,174.04.
"If you care about the police
officers, match that," he said to
the audience.
"We've said a lot about this,
the police officers and how you
think it's wrong," Buhr contain
ued. "I want to see the town sur
vive. Match it!
Eric Fotheringham, an officer
with the town, asked for two
weeks to raise the money from
businesses and individuals in
thte town.




MOSAIC
Continued From 1A
has released water or clay slur-
ry into the environment," said
Smith.
Resident Patty Murray said
she was afraid the berm was not

bek Se gshaitd oon en pl ns
if used as vegetation, are toxic
as well as the clay sludge.
A representative of the near-
by Payne Creek State Park said
he haid some concerns about
water and the environment from
the mining.
Dennis Mader, of People For
Protection of Peace River, said

cm laiened ha etnonsa ed p r
had unlimited time to make
their presentations and oppo-
nents were limited to five min-

uteank Kirkland said 12 to 15
berms broke in Florida in 2004
to 2006.
An environmental water
expert said she needed longer
than five minutes to make a
proper presentation. She said
mining hurts the surficial
aquifer for miles beyond min-'
ing. She said the plan is not
consistent with the comprehen-
sive plans of Highlands, Mana-
tee and Sarasota counties.
Jay Cooper said the Peace
River is not doing as well as it
should be. He said 250,000 peo-
ple need drinking water from
Peace River and noted that over
100,000 acres are planned to be
mined in the several-county
area. "We need to know the
cumulative impacts of all these
mining plans, not just this one."
Sue Reske, of the SierrIa Club
in Charlotte County, said the
water from the Tenoroc area in
Polk County that drains into
Peace River has "20 times the
accepted cancer risk for radia-
tion." She said 21 other mined
areas and chemical plants drain
into the Peace River. She said
up to 85 percent of Hardee
County could eventually be
mined and there could be up to
60,000 acres in clay-settling
areas in the county.
One person said citizens
should be concerned with radia-
tion in the water going into
Peace River, that the state
Department of Environmental
Protection samples the water,
and that there is more radiation
in he nrhterenrepart of the phlos6

million gallons of water a day
going into the Peace River 12
to 15 years ago that is now
being used by other sources,
including power plants, mines
and cities. The South Fort
Meade mine gets one million
gallons of water a day from the
city of Fort Meade. The mine
pumps about 2.5 million gal-
lons of water a day and recycles
95 percent of it.
No new wells are planned in
HatredneseoCountanbeocaus cof the
Meade Mine.
Hardee County members of
the Regional Planning Council
are county commissioner
Minor Bryant, Wauchula Com-
missioner Clarence Bolin and
resident Tomas Macias.
Myers said phosphorus is
essential for all plant and ani-
mal life, is required for crop
nutrients and there is no syn-
thetic substitute.


He said U.S. phosphate rock
deposits are in Idaho, North
Carolina and Hamilton County
in north Florida in addition to
the big deposits in Central
Florida.
Myers noted the H-ar~dee mine
plan will use no additional deep
well water, the water balance
will be essentially unchanged
from current operations, that
rock product will be shipped by
rail from the existing mine, and
that Polk County has agreed to
use the Polk clay settling areas
to capacity.


help the situation.
Then, a president instead sug
tested the town "get r~id" of its
"high-priced" lawyer, Gerald
Buhr.
It was pointed out that Bubr
donates much of' his time to the
town, that he charges less than
governmental attorneys in other
cities, and thitt he was instru-
mental in securing a $1 million
gift to the town from the
Legislature to help with sewer
plant problems.
"I haven't charged $150,000 a
year since 1992, if that's what
you're talking about," Buhr
responded, addressing the
woman. "I haven't charged
enough to fund a Police



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n7 rght of-way ac~quilsitiin t::
current DOT five-year plan.
Even the DOT study shows

1ictio too$32 o llio if the
two-lane one-way pairs are con-
structeid instead of thtehfou 1sane

U. S. 17 al gway n ep
Further delays to purchase
property for parallel four lanes,
re-evaluate and re-survey that
route, and other costs, are
unnecessary since DOT already
sa s vrnownshthe railroad ri he df ayd
one-way pairs.enstthoe-
Major opponet toteoe

deantsp o rB kiude Bu e a r
idential condominium commu-
nity, which has at least 67 of its
400 residents living year-round
and many more who live there
the majority of the year. Those
residents fear increased noise
and lower value of their homes
if they become an island
between the two one-way pairs.
Residents of Hardee and sur-
rounding counties who use U.S.
17 want the most expeditious
way to get the rest of it four-
laned and believe the one-way
pairs is more likely to get com-
pleted faster,
Following is a gist of a state-
ment in support of the one-way
pairs which can be used to let
DOT know a person's decision.
"I support the one-way pair
concept as this appears to be the
most likely way to expeditious'
ly accomplish four-lane traffic
through the incomplete seg-
ments of U.S. 17 within Hardee
County. Furthermore, I feel that
utilization of the existing rail-
road right of way throughout
the segment minimizes the
necessity to acquire additional
mainline right of way, thereby
aiding in the ability to expedi-
tiously accomplish four-lane
traffic." A newspaper copy is
not acceptable, but the state-
ment can be re-typed or re-
phrased and brought to the
meeting, brought to the County
Commission offices at Court-
house Annex I, 412 W. Orange
St., Wauchula, FI 338,73 where
it will be forwarded to DOT or
sent directly to DOT, attention
Antone Sherrard, P.O. Box
1249, Bartow FI 313821 by the
March 10 deadline.


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$12.250;and for sewer, from $25 new history of Hardee County book written by Spessard Stone of
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~ Obituaries -


~1 Fish Busters
~a-~~I~RIBy Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


FLORIDA'S TOP' BASS FISHIING
F~or anglers of all abilities and experience, nothing beats land-
ing freshwater bass in our 10,550 miles of rivers, streams and
creeks or in our 7,000-plus lakes.
At any level of fishing experience, the thrill of a bass hitting a
topwater lure is one to get the juices flowing and make you glad to
beo h year, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
biologists select a list of Florida lakes and rivers as top bass-fish-
ing destinations. Their choices are based on local experience, creel
surveys, electrofishing data and the site's ability to handle fishing
pressure with adequate ramps and fishing access.
This year's list follows, in no particular order. For more details
about how and where to fish these lakes, the location of local facil-
ities, where to find quarterly updates throughout the year and infor-
mation about fish consumption advisories or special regulations,
visit MyFWC.com/Fishing/Forecasts.
*Lake George is the second-largest lake in the state with
46,000 acres and is located 18 miles northwest of Deland-
*Lake Tohopekaliga (18,810 acres), also known as Lake
T~oho, is adjacent to the city of Kissimmee in Central F~lorida.
*Lake Kissimmee (35,000 acres) is nationally renowned for
consistently producing high-quality fishing.
*Rodman Reser~voir, east of Gainesville and south of Palatka,
covers 9,500 acres of prime largemouth bass habitat-
*Lake TarIpon (2,500 acres) is near Tampa/St. Petersburg in
Pinellas County.
*Lake Weohyakapka, commonly known as Lake Walk-in-
Water (7,500 acres), is south of Orlando and east of Lake Wales.
*Lake Istokpoga (28,000 acres) is situated in Highlands
County between U.S. 2-7 and U.S. 98 south of Sebring.
*Deer Point Lake is a 5,000-acre impoundment north of
I'anama City and is fed by natural freshwater streams-
*The Suwannee River is a pristine black-water stream that
flows 213 miles within Florida from a swampy region near the
Georgia border to the Gulf of Mexico.
*The Everglades Water Conservation Areas are South Florida
marshlands intersected with over 200 miles of canals.
*Crescent Lake is a 15,725-acre lake near Crescent City on
the Putnam/Flagler county line.
*The 7,300-acre Tenoroc Fish Management Area near Lake-
land provides a special opportunity to bass fish in Florida's famous
phosphate pits.
*Mosaic Fish Management Area (1,000 acres) includes 12
phosphate pits from 10 to 200 acres each, with depths down to 30
feet.
You will note that missing from this 2008 list of top bass-fish-
ing destinations is 450,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. Recently re-
vered by largemouth bass and crappie anglers nationwide, the "Big
O" is imperiled by environmental consequences of prolonged high
water levels, agricultural runoff and 2004 and 2005 hurricanes that
wreaked havoc on Okeechobee's aquatic plant communities.
FWC biologists continue to assist the South Florida Water
Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and others in restoring
the lake and its fishery to its glory days. New, more restrictive reg-
ulations will take effect on July 1 for both bass and crappie to help
Lake Okeechobee recover. Contact local marinas and tackle stores
for current conditions.
With all these "top sites" to choose from, don't overlook the


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THURSDAY. FEB. 21
s/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
-VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, joint meeting with
Planning and Zoning Board
on Mosaic Annual Review,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange~ St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, Advisory Coun-
cil meeting on restructuring

Sho h use aoacden rolfo
Springs, 6:30 p.m.


smaller lakes and ponds in your area.
So, get out there and catch the next state record! And if' you
catch a memorable fish, you can apply fo~r a "Big Catch" angler
recognmein centinesae at MyFwc.comlFnishinsg.
Whether your next bass measures uip or not, remember: "A bad
day fishing beats a good day working." Good luck and good fishi-
ing!



PiOneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
21 made oer ourG gal, with
helm was at the organ and
Cheryl at the piano, and the
choir sang "Cross Your Heart,"
directed by Ardeth Johns. Our
special music was performed by
Joe Boyer
Pastor Jim spoke from James,
about learning the words
"patience" and "prayer."
Everyone's volunteerism makes
our chapel a success and we
appreciate all of you.
COFFEE
The branch manager of Wau-
chula State Bank spoke today
reminding us to check our cred-
it reports to prevent identity
theft, which the bank loses
more money from fraud than
from robberies. The bank is also
our shuffleboard tournament
sponsor.
The directories will be at a $2
charge with a 200-people order.
Check at the hall on the bulletin
board to insure correct informa-
tion for your address and phone,
or just sign up as all is good and
that will place your order.

ACTIVITIES
March 1 is "The Texans,"
with a $6 charge. March 3 is
"Stud For Duds." Don't forget
to sign up for this event.
March 6 is the variety show.
Sign up to show your talent.
And March 8 is the street dance
with "Tiny Bubbles" band.
The first annual snowbirds
variety show was Feb. 1-2. It
was a great success, with three
parks, Cross Creek, Crystal
Lake and Pioneer Creek, partic-
ipating at the City Hall in
Wauchula. Next year we hope
more of you will share your tal-


/ .POet S Place
reyou a poet?. Let us show it! Your work could be published in
la newspjapbridl "Poet's Place," a weekly feature which relies
solelyy on reader submissions. ~o'ems must be yourown original
work, written by you, not soineone elA. To appear in this fea-
ture, send your poetry, name and town of.residence to: Poet's
Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 338;3
or fax 773-0657.



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VELMA MARIE WIERSMA
Velma Marie Wiersma. 73, of
Wauc~hula, died Fr~iday, Feb-
ruar~y 15, 2008, at home.
MtBorn in Coffe vi 1 IK art o
and Ida Leona Branson, she
attended Coffeyville schools,
graduating in 1952. She was a
legal secretary and member of
First Baptist Church in Coffey-
ville, Kan. She married Walter
N. Wiersma in 1983. They came
to Wauchula from Coffeyville
Kan. 10 years ago.
She is survived by husband
Walter N. Wiersma of Wau-
chula; two c idr n, Rad Cn r

Crocker of Neodesha, Kan -
four grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
For information on services
call the funeral home on 773-
9773.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

ROBERT H. ATHERTON
Robert H. Atherton, 80, of
Vero Beach, died Thursday'
February 14, 2008, at Indian
River Medical Center in Vero
Beach.
Born June 28, 1927, in Pater-
son, N.J., he was a systems ana-
lyst in the computer industry
and member of the Old Waverly
Golf and County Club in West
Point, Miss. He moved to Fort
Meade from Mississippi eight
years ago and moved to Vero
Beach in 2005.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Rilla Atherton.
Survivors include two
daughters, Linda Russo and
husband Tony of Swanton, Vt.,
and Barbara Kennedy and hus-
band Tom of Chevy Chase,
Md.; a son, Robert D. Atherton
of Vero Beach; a grandson,
Robert Atherton of Chesapeake,
Va; and a granddaughter Alex-
andra Kennedy of Chevy
Chase, Md.
Visitation i's Saturday from
10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral
home, followed by graveside
services at 11 a.m. at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
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BILLY SUE
PLUMLEY

Wall IS,7PlumleyM da, o
February 18, 2008, at home.
Born Sept. 2, 1942, in
Pocahontkas, Ark., she was a
homem ker.
Survivors include father
Theodore Clay, of Pochantas,
Ark.; a son, Bobby Plumley
of Wauchula; three daugh-
ters, Susan Brewer and hus-
band Bobby, Charlotte Mead-
er and husband Bobby, and
Nola Tompkins, all of Wau-
chula; seven brothers and sis-
ters, Mary Bryant of Leaf
River, Ill., Linda Hagood of
Anchorage, Alaska, Robert
Clay of Hoxie, Ark., Marsha
Williams of Pocahontas,
Ark., Carolyn Wells of Poplar
Bluff, Mo., Nicky Clay of
Stillman Valley, Ill., and
Pamela Hawkins of Poca-
hontas, Ark.; seven grand-
children, Kelli Patterson and
husband Daniel, Bradley
Brewer, Christi and Taylor
Tompkins, Robert and David
Meader and Josh Plumley
and wife Jessica; and one
great-granddaughter Hailey
Plumley.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 3 to 4 p.m. at
the funeral home, followed
by the service at 4 p.m. with
Duck Smith officiating.
Interment is in Wauchula
Cemetery.


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BILLY SUE PLUMLEY
Billy Sue Plumley, 6.5, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
February 18, 2,008, at home.
hort Sekp.t2, 1e942, in loo -
maker.
Survivors include father
Theodore Clay, of Pochantas,
Ark.; a son, Bobby Plumley of
Wauchula; three daughters,
Susan Brewer and husband
Bobby, Charlotte Meader and
husband Bobby, and Nola
Tompkins, all of Wauchula;
seven brothers and sisters,
Mary Bryant of Leaf River, Ill.,

LAtl ka,H RoetCayA ra Hxe
Ark., Marsha Williams of
Pocahontas, Ark., Carolyn
Wells of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
Nicky Clay of Stillman Valley,
Ill., and Pamela Hawkins of
Pocahontas, Ark.; seven grand-
children, Kelli Patterson and
husband Daniel, Bradley
Brewer, Christi and Taylor
Tompkins, Robert and David
Meader and Josh Plumley and
wife Jessica; and one great-
granddaughter Hailey Plumley
Visitation is tomorrow .(Fri-
day) from 3 to 4 p.m. at the
funeral home, followed by the
service at 4 p.m. with Duck
Smith officiating. Interment is
in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


CRAWFORD EUGENE
GRIMSLEY
Crawford Eugene Grimsley,
74, of Fort Meade, died Sunday,
February 17, 2008, at Florida
Hospital, Orlando.
Born Sept. 30, 1933, in
Miami, he was a heavy equip-
ment operator for NLIGulf phos-
phate mine and then worked in
maintenance for Hardee
County. He was a member of
Southside Baptist Church in
Wauchula. He served in the
U.S. Marine Corps. He moved
to Fort Meade six years ago-
He is survived by his wife of
52 years, Marie Grimsley of
Fort Meade; a son, Crawford
Alan Grimsley Sr. of West
Lake, La.; a grandson, Craw-
ford Alan As~imsley Jr. of Bra-
denatg; anq~a great-grandson,
Crawdord JSales Eugene Grims-
ley of Virginia.
Memorial arrangements have
not been scheduled.
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VELMA MARIE
WIERSMA
Velma Marie Wiersma, 73'
of Wauchula, died Friday'
February 15, 2008, at home.
Born in Coffeyville, Kan.'
on March 24, 1934 to John
Martin and Ida Leona Bran-
son, she attended Coffeyville
schools, graduating in 1952.
She was a legal secretary and
member of First Baptist
Church mn Coffeyville, Kan.
She married Rex L. Carr in
1953 and they were later
divorced. She married Walter
N. Wiersma in 1983. They
came to Wauchula from
Coffeyville, Kan. 10 years
ago.
She is survived b~y hus-
band Walter N. Wiersma of
Wauchula; two children,
Randy Carr of Springfield,
Mo. and Cindy Crocker of
Neodesha, Kan.; four grand-
children; and one great-great-
grandchild.
For information on ser-
vices, call the funeral home
on 773-9773.


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Wauchula




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Play Doubles
Tennis Saturday
There will be a city-wide
tennis play day on Saturday
from 9a.m. until noon at the

ad~ult nad te n te~non splayll
ers are welcome and will
play round robin doubles
with various partners and
opponents.
The only admission is an
unopened can of tennis
balls, which will be donated
to the high school teams.
Players are asked to pre-
Sregister by calling the Leu-
polds at 773-3249 or coming
by 8:30 a.m. so partners can
be assigned.

Diabetes ClasS
Set Feb. 26,28
The Hardee County Health
Department is offering dia-
betes education and well-
ness classes for people who
are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Classes are Tuesday and
Thursday, Feb. 26 and 28,
from 5 to 8 p.m. in both
English and Spanish.
Classes are held at the
health department, 115 K.D.
Revell Road (off U.S. 17
North), Wauchula. To enroll,
or for more information, call
7~73-4161, ext. 217-

.Heart Month'
Event Feb. 28
In observance of Februah
as American Heart Mont ,
Cornerstone Hospice -
which serves Hardee, High-
lands and Polk counties is
offering an informational ses-
sion at the Hardee County
Public Library on Thursday,
Feb. 28, with Dr. Kathleen
Welch-Wilson speaking on
"Heart, Health & Weliness."
Welch-Wilson, of Hardee


ConrstM cn o H os for th
event, which will run from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will
include time for questions.
Refreshments will be provid-
ed. The library is located at
315 N. Sixth Ave. in Wau-
chula. Call Janet Tindell,
LPN, at (863) 256-4163 to
reserve a spot.


4A The Herald-Advocate, February 21, 2008


ent or attend and see what talent
threis 10 .orst hosted the
fourth Mazie memorial tourna-
ment with 32 participants. Bob
Conkle won first, Lynne Shick
second, Mamie Morton third,
and George Fisher forth.
Inter-park shuffle won both at
home and away. Congratula-
tions! At Lakeland Ruth Brown,
Bob Hoskins, Bob Conkle,
Nancy Singleton, Lois McCor-
mack and Darlene Morrison all
scored well in their events.
There was Frank Drust with
high game of 216, Steve McIn-
tire high series 535 and Marilyn
Achard high for women with
al86 and a 483 series.

SPOTLIGHT
Our very own Archie and
Edith Bunker couple, Les and
Betsy DeGroff from Perry,
N.Y., have been married for 39
years, have three sons, six
grandchildren and one on the
way.
Les, a veterinarian working
nine months out of the year and
a cancer survivor twice, likes to
hunt, fish and has a large col-
lection of John Deere tractors.
Betsy and her grandchildren
harvest 30 acres with vegeta-
bles for roadside stands, which
are on the "honor" system. She
also writes articles for "Country
Magazine." They own 250
acres but rent out all but the 30
acres for vegetable crops.
The skit for Archie and Edith
has been viewed by the Rotary
for the past seven years as well
as Pioneer Creek last year and
at City Hall this season.
Les says thanks to God and'
Betsy's support, he is complete-
ly cured now. What a great
addition they are to our park.


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Sus how much they appreciate
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Duck Smith Inducted Into Crackcer Trail Ride Hall Of Fame Feb. 17


Duck and Susan Smith pose with long-time friends Joyce and Ken McLeod. Riding in
the first Cracker Trail Ride were Hardee County residents Roger Haney, Collins Mauldin
and Pershing Platt (also in the HalI of Fame).


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Jan Brutus sang with her husband at camPp supper in
New Zion area.


Roger Brutus sang country:
songs for Cracker Trail rid-'
ers at Crescent Bar Ranch.


PHOTOS BY JlM AND JONATHAN KELLY
Tori Williams, 8, of LaBelle poses with her horse Tippy.
Her great-grandfather Doyle Hazellief rode on the
Cracker Trail Ride in 1998.


David Reed, president of the Florida Cracker Trail Ride
Association, gives plaque to Hardee rancher Donald
(Duck) Smith. Smith and his wife Susan Cariton Smith
have hosted the riders for several years.


Jaike Jimmerson, 12, of Okeechobee hold a cow whip
and stands by his horse Red.


"'Reindeer Can So To~o Fly."
This newest addition, however,
is Knight's personal favorite.
Knight first started writing
books as a wvay to give he
orand nieces and nephews
birthday and Christmas pres_
ents. Soon, her idea for just
mere gifts turned into a full-
blown corporation.
Sassy Inc. was begun by
Knight, as chief executive offi-
cer, and her grand nieces and
nephews, w\ho call themselves
her "'Boardt of Directors." The
name f or the company was
influenced by a character very
close tol Knight. Hler real-life
cat, Sussy, has1 been the inspira-
tion for many of the books and
stories Knight has shared with
folks throughout the communi-

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Knight's numerous books
have not only captured the
hearts and minds of little ones
in Hardee County, but have
also lifted spirits elsewhere.
Many of the books have been
sent to children's cancer hospi-
tals to uplift the kids and give
them a sense of laughter,

To pick up a copy of "Tommy
Cannon and the 4th Grade
Spelling Bee," you can go to
coldtreepress.com, call Knight
or head on down to Cat's on
Main,

Knight also will be having a
book signing at the Cracker
Trail Museum during Pioneer
Park Days, on Friday, Feb. 29,
from 3 to 6 p.m. Books will be
available to the public during
the signing.


attempts failed, the young boy
never let his disability ~get him
down.
This student was not the first
child to inspire Knight for a sto-
ryline.
.~For this book, a group of third
through fifth graders, whom
Knight had tutored, acted as her
little editors. The children
would help Knight with ideas
and characters displayed
throughout the story.
Some of the children from her
tutoring group are actual char-
acters in the story and .are also
pictured in the book by the
illustrator, Donna Patterson.
This humorous and kid-
friendly book is just one of the
four books that Knight has had
published. Her other books
include, "No! No! Sassy," "All
This and Apples Tolo" and


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Local children's author Gayle
"Miss G" Knight has once again
struck gold with her latest book,
titled '"Tommy Cannon and the
4th Grade Spelling Bee."
The new book was published
about a month ago and immedi
ately caught the attention of
folks throughout Hardee and
surrounding counties. This
humorous book has already
sold well over a thousand
copies!
Author Knight was inspired
to write this new book when she
was tutoring a young child who
struggled with spelling. His life
would have been near perfect if
he didn't have a problem with
spelling, as he was a very lik-
able and popular kid, she
thought. Although all creative


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
The famous cat, Sassy, has brought smiles and laughter
to not only his owner but also to fans of Miss G.'s books.
Sassy Inc. was after this lovable fat cat, who continues to
inspire author Knight with stories to share with children
of all ages.


Gayle Knight's grand nieces and nephews, or Board of Directors, as they like to call
themselves, were the inspiration for Miss G. to begin publishing books. Members of
Sassy Inc. include (back, from left) Cass Wadsworth, Brandy Castleberry, Justin Hines
and Brittany Hines; (middle) CEO Knight, Carter Stephens and Carly Wadsworth; and
(front) Jason and Taylor Bone.


A group of students from Wauchula Elementary School acted as little editors for Gayle
Knight's newest release. Here along with the author and the illustrator of the book,
Donna Patterson (back), are (middle, from left) Hayden Lindsey, Landon Albritton and
Parker Car/ton; (front) Hanna Cariton, Rebecca Albritton, author Knight and Dana
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Life Links ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


On The Ag enda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday), beginning at 8:30 a~m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Public hearings. Planning services rural grant agreement,
Central Florida Regional Planning Council services and funding of
$10,000 for the Economic Development Council's participation in
the Heartland 2060 Visioning Effort, Nick Staszko, 8:35 a.m.
Public hearing-development of property at 4403 Solomon
Road, Ona, Richard Purdy, 9 a.m.
Public hearing on Wireless 911 grant of $151,722.70, Jill
Peve, 9:20 a.m.
Discussion of farmworker housing and related issues under
non-consent agenda.


TA ~tDaily Thought

,On dy astecodt wr
the mountainside with His
disciples and sat down to
teach them. This is what He
taught them: God blesses
those who realize their need
for Him, for the Kingdom of
Heaven is given to them.
Matthew 5:1-3 (NLT
FRIDAY
God blesses those who
mourn, for they will be com-
forted. God blesses those
who are gentle and lowly, for
the whole earth will belong
to them.
Matthew 5:4-5 (NLT)
SATURDAY
Gond blessds those who a
huigyaod thb rsw Isr ee -
are merciful, for they will be
shownmercMatthew 5:6-7 (NLT

GUNDb esses those whose
hearts are pure, for they will
see God. God blesses those
who work for peace, for they
will be called the children of
God,
Matthew 5:8-9 (NLT)
MONDAY
But if you are willing to listen,

do ofor oher a o
would like them to do for
you.
Luke 6:27,31 (NLT)
TUESDAY
y will notbe j dhge S o
criticizing others, or it will
.bgie yo I be fr iveonu
If you give, you will receive.
Luke 6:37 (NLT

Tk Dc~ae YDon't do your
good deeds publicly, to be
admired, because then you
will lose the reward from
your Father in Heaven .
Give your gifts in secret and
your Father, who knows all
secrets, will reward you.
Matthew 6:1,4 (NLT)
AIverses are excerpted from
TeHoly Bible: (KJV) King
James) Versin (NME ehne
tuyVersion; (NEB) Nw
English Bible; (NIV) Nw
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
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ing nutrient-rich foods as described above is so important.
The Bottom Line
Think of good nutrition as an insurance policy for better
health, the ability to handle stress and fight disease, and the energy
to face daily challenges. The good news is your premiums are easy
to "pay." Simply fuel your body with the nutrients it needs from a
variety of healthful foods.
For more information about healthy eating contact the Hardee
County Extension Service at 773-2164.
Source: "Diabetic Cooking, Jan/Feb 2008, "Healthw~ise" by Betsy
Hor-nick, MS, RD, LDN.


ne diet.
Richly colored fruits and vegetables are great sources of the
antioxidant vitamins A and C and also provide minerals, fiber and
other health-promoting substances. It may be tempting to rely sole-
ly on a vitamin or mineral supplement, but these cannot replace the
interactions between the many nutrients found in whole foods.
Rememnber that fruits and vegetables are available and
nutr-itious in any form, including fresh, frozen, canned, dried
and as 100 percent juice. -
*Get plenrty of lealn pr~oteinl. This includes lean meat, poultry
and fish, eggs, dried beans and peas, and nuts. Protein is essential
f'or wound healing and helps maintain your muscle during weight
loss. Minerals found in protein-rich foods including selenium,
zinc and iron also work to keep the immune system strong.
For a 2,000-calor~ie diet, try to eat about 5-1/2 ounces per day.
One ounce is equivalent to one egg, one tablespoon of peanut but-i
ter, 1/4-cup of cooked dry beans or 1/2-ounce of nuts or seeds.
ncludle healthy fats. Fats are essential to life, but the types
of fats you eat play a crucial role in your risk for developing cer-
tain diseases, such as heart disease. One healthy fat, known as
omega-3, helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which plays a
role in healing along with preventing illness and disease. Omega-3
fats are found in oily fish, including salmon, herring, sardines, hal-
ibut, tuna and mackerel. -
Health experts recommend eating two or three three-ounce
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can also get omega-3 fats from walnuts, leafy greens, canola oil
and flaxseed.
*Get the r-ight amlountt of calories. When it comes to calories
for good health and healing, your goal should be not too much and
not too little,
Calories provide the body with the energy it needs to ward off
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time the Wildcats got close,
Bartow put on more points.
St. Fort nailed a pair of three-
pointers in the closing minute,
but it was too little, too late.
Bartow won 68-63.
St. Fort, who has been select-
ed to play in the Florida
Coaches Association All-Star
game on March 15 mn Daytona
Beach, led all scorers with his
34 points. High man for Bartow
was Stevenson with 15 points,
followed by Jamal Lawson with
13, and Vincent Reid and
Beauvil each with 10 points.
For Hardee, Louis was held
to a low of 10 points. Jones had
nine, Jackson six, and Louis-
jeune four points. Lucas Juarez,
Nolan Neuhauser and Anderson
contributed to the floor game.


left. He bit both shots and
Hardee had again trimmed the
Bartow lead, to 12-11, as the
first quarter ended.
The second quarter was simi-
lar. Hardee opened with a St.
Fort shot to take a 13-12 lead.
Jeremiah Samattippas stole the
ball and got a shot to put
Bartow back in front. And so
the second session went. Bar-
tow got ahead by as much as
five points, but Hardee would-
n't quit and cut that to 27-26
when St. Fort hit a pair of' foul
shots. Stevenson got his pair to
give Bartow a 29-26 halftime
lead.
Bartow had been called for
13 fouls in the first half, Hardee
8 but that included one on
Jones, two apiece on Louis and


Tre' Anicerson and three on
Louisjeune. None of the
Jackets, who were rotating nine
players in and out, had more
than two fouls.
Louis was back in the game
to start the second half. Josh
Jackson was throwing up
threes, with St. Fort putting
them back for deuces. When
Louisjeune rebounded a Samat-
tippas shot and fed St. Fort in
the key, it was a 42-41. Richard
Murvin hit a final shot at the
buzzer to put Bartow up 44-41
as the third stanza ended.
Bartow came out for the final
quarter on a flurry, quickly run-
ning up the score to 53-43. Try
as they could over the next six
minutes, Hardee could not
overcome the deficit. Every


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After playing against one
another for 32 minutes of hectic
basketball, the teams met at
center court for joint prayer,
It was a sign of the quality of
play and mutual respect of the
Hardee Wildcats and Bartow
Yellow Jackets, who won the
Region 2 quarterfinal game at
Wauchula last Thursday.
Bartow would advance to a
second encounter with arch
Class 4A Distriict 9 rival Kath-
leen, which whipped District 10
runner-up Palmetto. The semi-
final regional game was set for
`7 p.m. Tuesday night and, of
course, results were unavailable
at press time. The winner of that
game will advance to the
relional final against- the -win-
ner pitting out of the District
11-12 clashes.

SARTOW 68, HARDEE 63


Last week's game was a nail-
biter all evening. "It was a great
game. Hardee is a well-coached
team, and this is a tough place
to play. Fortunately, we were
able to get number 34 (Arnold
Louis) in foul trouble early, and
we got in foul trouble too.
When they trapped us, we were
able to get some easy lay-ups. I
think our depth helped us and
their lack of depth hurt them,"
summed up Yellow Jacket
coach Terrence Mccriff`.
A Kathleen graduate, he has
not beaten that school in his six
years of coaching at Bartow.
"We're going over there to have
a good game. They've beaten us
15-0 since 19)95 and perhaps it's
our turn," McGriff said.
Although Bartow got the
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it. Back and forth the teams
went, foir 100 seconds, until
Bartow senior Terriss Steven-


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front 10-7.
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took a seat. Beauvil hit another
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used if the UJSDA approves its
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by Westland Meats between
Jan. I aund Feb. 29," a USDA
nationwide statement said.
"Any ground beef from this
manufacturer should be placed
on hold; further instructions
will be issued at a later date,
'and Westland wvas suspended
from the commodity program
until further notice," the USDA
concluded.


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managers. They are instructed
to check their available stock
for the items in question.
All the beef supply in all
Hardee County schools was
examined, Waldron said. None
was found to have originated
from the Westland Meat Co.
"Food safety for our children
is our utmost concern,"
Waldron said. "Our managers
aLnd staff are well trained and
work very hard to prepare safe,
nutritious and good-tasting
meals for the children of
Hardee County."
She went on to explain that
the commodity hold and recall
process is used when a food-
safety issue is raised about a
food item purchased by the
USDA for the commodity pro-
gram. A "hold" is not the same
as a "recall."
Under a hold, Waldron point-


Questionable ground beef
from a California packing
house has not reached Hardee
County school cafeterias, the
district's food service director
has assured.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture recently issued a notice
to hold all 40-pound cases of
around beef distributed through
the USDA commodity food
program and packed by the
Westland Meat Co.
It was noted that all question-
able cases of ground beef would
clearly have Westland Meat Co.
marked on the outside. The
Westland Meat Co./Hallmark
Meat Packing Plant operates
out of Chino, Calif.
When a .food recall is
received by the school district's
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By Mary Stock


WEATH-ER SUMMARY
A cold front passed through the State early in the week and
caused thunderstorms, high winds, and hleavy rainfall in some
areas. H-owever, temperatures began to rise towards the end of the
week. Major city temperatures averaged highs in the 60s, 70s, and
80s; lows ranged from the 20s toi the 60s. Daytime temperatures
reached highs in the 70s and 80s with lows in the 20s, 30s, 40s, and
50s. Broward County, in the southern Peninsula, received more
than three inches of r~ain while parts of the central Peninsula'
Panhandle, and southern Peninsula received between one and two
inches of rain. Measured precipitation ranged below an inch
Ihr~oughout the remainder of the State.

FIELD CROPS
Potato growers continued spring planting in central Florida
with the majority of acreage completed. Recent rains improved soil
moisture. Surplus soil moisture was reported in areas of the
Panhandle, Okaloosa, and Holmes coun ies. Soil moisture was
short to adequate in the remainder of the panhandle. Mostly short
topsoil moisture and adequate subsoil moisture was reported in the
central Peninsula.
ylostreTopsoil Subsoil
Raig This Last Last This Last Last
week week yer week week Year

Veyshort 1 18 15 Pecn1 12 15
Short 29 38 28 31 36 32
Adqute 63 44 541 56 48 49
supls7 0 3 2 4 4
VEGETABLES
Heavy rains in parts of the Panhandle caused delays in early
spring field preparation. Crops looked good in Florida City.
Harvesting and packing of beans, corn, squash, and tomatoes con-
tinued. Harvesting of collards, cabbage, kale, and peppers contin-
ued in Fort Myers. Area growers in Palatka continued harvesting
and packing cabbage. The demand for strawberries continued to be
good and volume was rising in Plant City; peppers were planted
and should be ready for harvest next month. Winter vegetables con-
tinued to be harvested in Pompano in the southern Peninsula.
Strawberry harvest in Starke was reported to be light. Other crops
marketed throughout the week: cucumbers, eggplant, celery, sweet
corn, endive, escarole, and radishes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, grazing was slightly
improved but most pasture condition was very poor to good.
Temperatures were down to freezing with drought and limited for-
age growth. Winter grazing was disappearing rapidly and hay was
in short supply. The condition of the cattle was very poor to good
with most in fair condition. In central areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good. Lingering effects of a prolonged drought and
near freezing temperatures limited forage growth. The cattle con-
dition was poor to good with most in fair condition. In the south-
western areas, pasture was very poor to excellent with most poor to
fair. Due to the dr-ought and the January frost, pastures are very
short. Statewide, the cattle condition was very poor to good with
most fif to goo .
cattle Pasture
Condition This .Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Veypoor 5 5 10 10
Poor10 10 35 30
Fair 50 45 40 45
Good35 40 14 14
Exelet0 0 1 1
CITRUS s .
February rainfall still remains below the 10-year historical
aoeaged Raanfal ascia chdhaea cold fontnnud-wemk w
and Sebring areas. Amounts included over two inches in
Immokalee but only three tenths in Lake Alfred. Morning lows fol-
lowing the front were in the mid to high 30s with light scattered
frost reported in some northern and central areas. By Friday, tem-
peratures were on the rise once again. The past week still had tem-
peratures ranging from lows in the 30s to highs in the low 80s in
most citrus-producing areas. New growth flush and bloom is still
negligible. Early fertilizer applications have begun with continued
irrigation to prepare for a possible early season bloom. Systemic
pesticide applications continue during this period to promote
healthier trees for better crop set. Spraying, both ground and air,
also continued for Psyllid reduction. Hedging, topping, and clean
up follow behind most harvesting efforts. Varieties being harvested
included early, midseason, Navel, Temple, and small amounts of
Valencia oranges; grapefruit; Sunburst and Honey tangerines; and
tangelos.
l"TMTED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Feb 03 Feb 10 Feb 17
In thousands of 1-31/5 bushel boxes
Eryand Mid oranges 5,452 5,347 4,769
Nvloranges I 45 29 19

V oranges O 20 1
Graefrit729 977 954
Subrttangerines 10 8 1
Hnytangerines 112 lit !!


ALL IN THE NAME OF FRIENDSHIP
One of the advantages of coming back to Wauchultto live and
practice allowed me to reestablish relationships with old friends
and being able to fellowship with them on a regular basis.
Onk of those friends I join for lunch occasionally and for
Sunday dinner is John Roy Gough. However, having friends means
we have to be a friend. Occasionally, that means we have to step .
over the line and make exceptions for them.
I specifically remember the time John Roy called me one
Sunday afternoon right after church and in his rough voice said, "I
have a cow with a prolapse, and you've got to help me.
I checked my car to make sure I had all the equipment to repair
a prolapse and a 100cc bottle of Lidocain to do a spinal block,
which would stop the cow from straining while I was working on
the prolapse. Then I drove out to the Gough house.
When I got there John Roy said, "The cows aren't in the pens
'yet, I got to wait for the kids to get here to pen the cows." (The
price of friendship just went up.)
Not long after that John Roy's son J.R., and his daughter
Jessica showed up, and we managed to get the cows in the pen. We
put the cow in the chute and replaced the prolapse. We got through
about 4 o'clock. I said, "Now, John Roy, P'm not charging you
today because this is not what I do anymore. I am no longer a large
animal practitioner."
I had tried to explain my physcial limitations were the result of
so many years of pregnancy testing beef and dairy cow herds. Even
though I could use both arms effectively the rotor cups in both of
my shoulders were permanently damaged.
Also, operating the old TECO squeeze chutes and later even
the improved WW chutes also failed toh improve my muscle tone,
while it was wreaking havoc on my aging joints.
There is also the extreme effort to replace a prolapse, which
can be the size of a soccer ball and pushing it back into a cavity the
size of a navel orange is hard labor.
I made every effort to explain my limitations to John Roy so
he would understand that I was there because he was such a good
friend, not because I was a large animal veterinarian. I told him
again the only reason I was there was because of our friendship.
John Roy was just as nice as he could be. He bought me lunch
a few times and even bought me a really nice pocket knife. It made
me feel good about the whole thing, but I distinctly remembered
teln i,"Idntd hi "nmoe
tliH hime, "Io dnwekts lt om a aturday afternoon, Suzan and
I were going out of town for dinner when John Roy called. "Ross,
I got a prolapse." Now John Roy only has 14 cows, and the proba-
bility of having two prolapse cows in a herd of 14 cows in a two-
week time frame can't be handled with a simple mathematical
'equation. It might take a main-frame computer to figure the odds.
At any rate, I headed back out there, but at least this time the
cows were in the pens. The prolapse cow was a Brangus-cross. She
was mad and had obviously decided she didn't like any human
being. She jumped across one gate, broke it and made it clear she
would eat your lunch, as we say mn the cowpens.
We finally got her into the chute, but she was crashing back
and forth so we put a pole behind her, but that didn't stop her. We
finally managed to catch her with a pair of nose tongs and tied her
head to a post so we could slip the pole up a little tighter behind
her.
I thought it was going pretty well, b~ut when I stepped behind
her, she horse kicked with both hind legs, hit the pole and scared
me to death. There was no physical harm done so I went ahead and
replaced the prolapse. When I got though I handed John Roy all
the instruments, suture material and everything he needed to


rhesanemore bdut ouhav had t/r lss so noo yot are th
pr lapse business.

Peanut butter was invented as a health food by a physician who
was concerned about the nutrition of his elderly patients.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2008 -01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA PRO-
VIDING FOR AMENDING CHAPTER 75 OF THE CODE FOR THE TOWN
COMMISSION TO MODIFY THE TIME OF DAY OF THE REGULAR TOWN
MEETINGS ; PROVIDING FOR SEVERANCE AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at a Special Commission
Meeting on March 10, 2008 at 4:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs
Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The
ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephon~e (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

Attest: June Albritton George Neel, Mayor
Town Clerk 2:21c


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The bird, a nest; the spider, a
web; man, friendship.
~William Blake

Good friends, good books
and a sleepy conscience: this
is the ideal life.
~Mark Twain

Man is a knot, a web, a mesh
into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships

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brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


Miscellaneous Yard Sales


10A The Herald-Advocate, February 21, 2008


One hundred forty-five hun-
gry people attended the Brook-
side Bluff annual steak dinner.
This fu~ndraiser for exercise
equipment was held on Friday,
Feb. 8. Many volunteers grilled
New York strip steaks, chopped
lettuce, wrapped potatoes in
aluminum foil and sliced toma-
toes. Ice cream was served for
dessert. *
Unfortunately, two absent-
minded residents, one of which
was this writer, purchased tick-
ets for the dinner and then for-
got to attend. This memory-
impaired couple took their
steaks to cook later.
Jim Withers opened the jam
session after the steak dinner
with "Going Back to Brook-
side," an original song he com-
posed. This is a favorite of the


audience. After that, there was a
duet of "Roses are Red, My
Love" by Joan MacVittie and
Pete Stock. Joan sang this old
favorite and Pete played the
harmonica.
Albert Swain was there with
his fiddle, Nancy Penny played I
the auto harp and sang, and
Amy Frazier sang several bal-
lads. The other musicians were
George Neel, base; Jerry
Younce, guitar; George Reid,
guitar; Bob Melton, guitar;
Billy Boarder, guitar; B~ernie
Brewer, guitar; Edith Creasy,
vocals; and Kenneth Creasy,
guitar.
These Friday night jam ses-
sions are popular at Brookside,
and the residents appreciate
organizer Withers and the musi-
cians who entertain,


Volunteers grill steak for the annual fundraiser dinner,




City Of Bowling Green. To

App y For Federal Grants


The Bowling Green City
Commission on Feb. 12 agreed
to spend $2,500 for Rick
Giroux to apply for federal
grants for the city.
Mayor Perry Knight said
Giroux has had success in the
past applying for grants al-
though there is no guarantee of
success.
SKnight and city thanager
- David Elbertson have a wish
List of poects to aply for -
asan Dison area tor waear

remodel City Hall, $300,000;
'equipment shed, $100,000;
surge tank, $!00,000; and con-
tact chamber at sewer plant,


$100,000.
Dee Williams-Tatis and the
commission discussed a prob-
lem with sewer and water lines
at 401 and 403 W. Main Street.
She has a day care center.
Mayor Knight said the problem
appears to be on private proper- ,
ty and is not the city's res~ponsi
ability.
~The cogrjmission voted not to
renew a mowing and cleaning
maintena be contract with the

h orda DroardtdenhtoowTyansd

The board approved the
Central Florida Regional Plann-
ing Council evaluation and ap-
praisal report.


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peace.--Amelia Earhart


To help all created things, that
is the measure of our respon-
sibility; to be helped by all,
that is the measure of our
hope.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES
Notice is hereby given on February 21, 2008, pursuant to Section 367.045, Florida Statutes, of the application of TBBT Utility LLC to operate a water and wastewater
utility to provide service to portions of the following described territory in Hardee and Polk counties, Florida as follows:


Any objection to thie said application must be made in writing and filed with the Director, Division of the Commission Clerk and Administrative Services, Florida
Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850, within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. At the same time, a copy
of said objection should be mailed to the applicant whose address is set forth below. The objection must state the grounds for the objection with particularity.
F. Marshall Deterding, Esquire
Rose, Sundstrom & Bentley
2548 Blairstone Pines Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 877-6555 2:21c


February 21, 2008, The H-erald-Advocate 11A


The Nominating Commis-
sion interviewed all 18 of the
~judicial hopefulls on Monday of
this week, choosing four of
them as its nominees and send-
ing their names up to Gov. Crist
in Tallahassee for his considera-
tion.
Crist now has 60 days to
appomnt one of the nominees to
the vacant judgeship.
The nominees he will be con-
sidering are Mark H. Hofstad,
Michael E. Raiden, Ryan Chris-
topher Rodems and Keith P
Spoto. Raiden and Spoto are
currently county judges for
Polk County,


Nominating Commission in
mid-March.
.Then, again, more names of
nominees will be sent to Crist
for his final selection.
Judges who assume the
bench by means of a gubernato-
Srial appointment, as will be the
case in these three instances,
will eventually face voters for
election after at least one year
in service.


of 1999 through December of
2001. Roberts returned to
Har~dee County more recently
for the Michael Branham mur-
der case. She was, at the time,
the circuit judge for capital
cases in all three counties. That
assignment later passed to
- .rcuit Judge J. Michael
Hunter, who still presides in
that division,
In her Jan. 21 letter of resig-
nation to Gov. Charlie Crist,
SRoberts wrote that she has
enjoyed her 31 years on the
bench in Polk, Highlands and
Hardee counties and thanked
"the citizens of those three


counties forl my opportunity to
serve them."
Rioberts' term in office would
have expired at the end of this
year. Maloney, too, was dlue for
re-election in 2008. Artigliere's
term, however, r-an through
2010.
Maloney was the first of the
trio to announce his intentions
to retire and, accordingly, the
10th Circuit Judicial Nominat-
ing Commission sought appli-
cants from among lawyers in
the tri-county area interested in
filling Maloney's slot.
Eighteen applied, none of
them from Hardee County.


Now, the Judicial Nominat-
ing Commission is seeking still
more applicants for the vacan~
cies created by Artighiere and
Roberts' announcements. Ap-
plications for those two slots
are due by Monday, March 3, at
4 p.m.
Applicants who were not
chosen in the first round of
nominations may reapply. Who-
ever applies this time around
will be interviewed by the


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three of the 28 circuit judges
serving the 10th Judicial Circuit
will soon be stepping down
from the bench.
Judges Dennis P. Maloney,
Ralph Artigliere and Susan W.
Roberts all have announced
their resignations effective
March 31. The 10th Judicial
Circuit is comprised of Hardee,
Highlands and Polk counties,
Only Roberts is well known
to Hardee County residents.
Roberts was the circuit judge
assigned to this county for a
period of 2-1/2 years, from July


There are admirable potentialities in every human
being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn
to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on
me." --Andre Gide


AND ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
PARCELS OF LAND; IN TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SECTION 1: The south 30.00 feet of the N 3/4 of the
W 1/2; the north 30.00 feet of the S 1/4 of the W 1/2;
the west 30.00 feet of the S 1/4 of the W 1/2, LESS,
the north 30.00 feet thereof, the north 30.00 feet of
the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, the south
30.00 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4.
SECTION 2: A strip of land 60.00 feet in width the
centerline of which being the centerline of the pave-
ment (as it exists on January 1, 1995), for "Payne
Creek Road", said road running generally north-~
south through the center of the N ? of the E 1/2,
LESS, any part thereof lying within the north
1280.40 feet of the west 264.00 feet of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4, which is intended to be those lands
owned by Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church
and Cemetery, AND LESS any part thereof lying in
the south 30.00 feet of the N of said Section 2.
The south 30.00 feet of the N ?; the north 30.00 feet
of the S 1/4, the west 30.00 feet of the NW 1/4 of the
SW 1/4, said west line of the East 615.00 feet of the
northeast quarter of the northeast quarter a dis-
tance of 125.00 feet to said south line of the north-
east quarter of the northeast quarter; thence South
89046'25" West along said south line of the north-
east quarter of the northeast quarter a distance of
189.44 feet to the east line of the West 220.00 feet
of the East 1024.44 feet of said northeast quarter of
the northeast quarter; thence North 00006'42" West
along said east line of the West 220.00 feet of the
East 1024.44 feet of the northeast quarter of the
northeast quarter a distance of 345.00 feet to the
north line of the South 345.00 feet of said northeast
quarter of the northeast quarter; thence South
89046'25" West along said north line of the South
345.00 feet of the northeast quarter of the northeast
quarter to the :rest lige of the East 1024.44 feet of
said northeast quarter of the northeast quarter a
distance of 220.00 feet; thence South 00"06'42"
East along said west line of the East 1024.44 feet
of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter a
distance of 345.00 feet to the south line of said
northeast quarter of the northeast quarter; thence
South 89046'25" West along said south line of the
northeast quarter of the northeast quarter and
along the south line of the northwest quarter of the
northeast quarter of said Section 11 a distance of
472.60 feet; thence North 01o46'42" West a distance
of 303.50 feet; thence North 39022'58" East a dis-
tance 631.14 feet; thence North 88050'31" East a
distance of 598.11 feet; thence North 58052'14" East
a distance of 591.97 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
Less and Except the East 30.00 feet thereof for
Talley Road; Subject to the unrecorded maintained
right-of-way for C.R. 664 on the south side.
A portion of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range
24 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
lows:
Begin at the southwest corner of the northwest
quarter of the northeast quarter of said Section 11;
thence North 00004'32" West along the west line of
said northwest quarter of the northeast quarter a
distance of 364.77 feet; thence South 89033'47"
East a distance of 380.57 feet; thence South
45055'53" East a distance of 49.70 feet; thence
South 00004'32" East a distance of 325.66 feet to
the south line of said northwest quarter of the
northeast quarter; thence South 89046'25" West a
long said South line of the northwest quarter of the
northeast quarter a distance of 416.22 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject to the unrecorded
maintained right-of-way for C.R. 664 on the south
side.
The west 30.00 feet of the following described par-
cel:
That part of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4
lying south of a ditch centerline,which ditch center-
line begins on the west boundary of said ~SW 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at a point lying 496.75 feet
(measured along said west boundary) north of the
southwest corner thereof and runs easterly to the
east boundary of said SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the
NW 1/4 at a point lying 517.76 feet (measured along
said east boundary) north of the southeast corner
thereof.
The east 30.00 feet of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4.
SECTION 3: The east 30.00 feet of the NE 1/4 of the
SE 1/4.
SECTION 11: The east 30.00 feet of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4; subject to the right-of-way for County
Road 664 along the south side thereof.
SECTION 12: The west 30.00 feet of the NW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4; subject to the right-of-way for County
Road 664 along the south side thereof.


LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Polk County: That part of the West Half of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 31 South,
Range 25 East, and that part of the East Half of Section
32, Township 31 South, Range 25 East, all lying and
being in Polk County, Florida and described as follows:
Begin at the Northeast corner of the West Half of
the Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 31
South, Range 25 East; thence South 00005'18" East
along the east line of said West Half of the
Southwest Quarter a distance of 2633.14 feet to the
southeast corner of said West Half of the Southwest
Quarter; thence South 89053'39" West along the
south line of said West Half of the Southwest
Quarter a distance of 870.00 feet; thence North
00*04'54" West a distance of 782.41 feet; thence
South 89053'39" West a distance of 680.22 feet;
thence North 34o40'23" West a distance of 677.93
feet; thence North 30023'49" West a distance of
1538.00 feet to a line 35 feet north of and parallel
with the south line of the Northeast Quarter of said
Section 32, Township 31 South, Range 25 East;
thence North 89053'49" East along said parallel line
a distance of 727.27 feet to the east line of the West
Half of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of
Section 32; thence South 00005'16" East along said
east line of the West Half of said East Half of the
Northeast Quarter a distance of 35.00 feet to the
southeast corner of said west Half of said East Half
of the Northeast Quarter; thence North 89053'49"
East along the south line of the East Half of the East
Half of the Northeast Quarter a distance of 662.90
feet to the northwest corner of the West Half of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 31
South, Range 25 East; thence North 89054'55" East
along the north -line of said West Half of the
Southwest Quarter a distance of 1 320.94 feet to the
Point of Beginning i
Hardee County: b
in Township 33 South, Range 24 East, Hardee
County, Florida: SECTION 1: The West 1/2; The
West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; The North 1/2
of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; the North
1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4; The NW 1/4 of the
SE 1/4; The NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4;the
North 1/2 of the NE 1/4 LESS the North 300.00 feet
of the East 435.60 feet of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4.
SECTION 2: The NE 1/4 LESS the West 264 feet of
the North 1,280.4 feet of the East 1/2 of the NE 1/4;
the East 1/2 of the NW 1/4; the East 1/2 of the SW
1/4 of the NW 1/4; the part of the SW 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of the NW 1/4 lying south of a ditch centerline,
which ditch centerline begins on the west boundary
of said SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 to~ a
point lying 496.75 feet (measured along said west
boundary) north of the southwest corner thereof
and runs easterly to the east boundary of said SW
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at a point lying
517.76 feet (measured along said east boundary)
north of the southwest corner thereof. The South
1/2
SECTION 3: The NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4; LESS East 30
feet thereof
SECTION 11: The NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; the NW 1/4
of the NE 1/4; the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 LESS and
except the following two parcels:
Commence at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of the NE
1/4 and run thence West along the South line of
said NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 a distance of 465 feet to
RO.B; continue thence West along said south line a
distance of 150 feet; thence run North, perpendicu-
lar to said South line, a distance of 125 feet; run
thence East and parallel with said South line a diis-
tance of 150 feet; run thence South, perpendicular
to said South line a distance of 125 feet to P.O.B.
AND
Commence at the SE corner of said NE 1/4 of the
NE 1/4 and run thence West along the South line of
sald NE 1/4, a distance of 804.44 feet to RO.B.; co~n-
.tinue thence West along said South line, 220 feet;
thence run North perpendicular to said South line a
distance of 345 feet, run thence East and parallel
with said South line a distance of 220 feet; run
thence South perpendicular to said South line, a
distance of 345 feet to R.O.B.; LESS East 30 feet for
road right-of-way.
SECTION 12: The NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 LESS the
following parcel: Begin at the SE corner of East 1/2
of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 12; run
thence West along the South boundary of said NW
1/4 of NW 1/4 a distance of 417.5 feet; run thence
North along a line parallel to the East boundary line
of said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 a distance of 417.5 feet;
run thence East along a line parallel to the South
boundary line of said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 a distance
of 417.5 feet to the East boundary line of said NW
1/4 of NW 1/4; run thence South along the East
boundary line of said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 to P.O.B.


LESS THE FOLLOWING FOUR PARCELS:
A portion of Sections 1 and 12, Township 33 South,
Range 24 East, Hardee County, Florida, described
as follows:
Commence at the northwest corner of said Section
12; thence South 00006'42" East along the west line
of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of
said Section 12 a distance of 413.05 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 89056'23"
East a distance of 502.43 feet; thence North
00014'38" West a distance of 188.48 feet; thence
North 15034'18" East a distance of 167.40 feet;
thence North 34o34'37" East a distance of 159.51
feet; thence South 89015'00" East a distance of
100.67 feet; thence South 03.11'11" East a distance
of 151.48 feet; thence North 89044'56" East a dis-
tance of 489.56 feet; thence North 01"27'10" West a
distance of 142.03 feet; thence North 84006'34" East
a distance of 86.64 feet to the east line of the south-
west quarter of the southwest quarter of said
Section 1; thence South 00015'09" East along said
east line of the southwest quarter of the southwest
quarter a distance of 75.28 feet to the northeast cor.
ner of the northwest quarter of the northwest quar-
ter of said Section 12; thence South 00005'09" East
along the east line of said northwest quarter of the
northwest quarter a distance of 908.20 feet to the
north line of the South 417.50 feet of said northwest
quarter of the northwest quarter; thence North
89039'27" West along said north line of the South
417.50 feet of the Northwest quarter of the north-
west quarter a distance of 417.51 feet to the west
line of the East 417.50 feet of said northwest quar.
ter of the northwest quarter; thence South 00005'O9"
East along said west line of the East 417.50 feet of
the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter;
thence South 00005'O9" East along said west line of
the East 417.50 feet of the northwest quarter of the
northwest quarter a distance of 417.51 feet to the
south line of said northwest quarter of the north-
west quarter; thence North 89039'27" West (erro.
neously referred as "thence North 890939'27"
West?" in Deed recorded in OR Book 530, Page 41,
public records of Hardee County, Florida) along
said south line of the northwest quarter of the
northwest quarter a distance of 901.36 feet to the
southwest corner of said northwest quarter of the
northwest quarter; thence North 00"06'42" West
along the west line of said northwest quarter of the
northwest quarter a distance of 912.10 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and Except the West
30.00 feet thereof for Talley Road; Subject to the
unrecorded maintained right-of-way for C.R. 664 on
the south side.
A portion of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range
24 East, Hardee County, Florida, described as fol-
Iows:
Commence at the northeast corner of said Section
11; thence South 00006'42" East along the east line
of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of
said Section 11 a distance of 221.80 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South
00006'42" East along said east line of the northeast
quarter of the northeast quarter a distance of
1103.35 feet to the southeast corner of said north-
east quarter of the northeast quarter; thence South
89046'25" West along the south line of said north-
east quarter of the northeast quarter a distance of
465.00 feet to the east line of the West 150.00 feet
of the East 615.00 feet of said northeast quarter of
the northeast quarter; thence North 00006'42" West
along said east line of the West 150.00 feet of the
East 615.00 feet of the northeast quarter the north-
east quarter a distance of 125.00 feet to the north
line of the South 125.00 feet of said northeast quar-
ter of the northeast quarter, thence South 89046'25"
West along said north line of the South 125.00 feet
of the northeast quarter of northeast quarter a dis-
tance of 150.00 feet to the west line of the East
615.00 feet of said northeast quarter of the north.
east quarter; thence South 00,06'42" East along A
portion of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range 24
East, Hardee County, Florida, described as follows:
Commence at the southeast corner of the northeast
quarter of the northwest quarter of said Section 11;
thence South 89047'40" West along the south line of
said northeast quarter of the northwest quarter a
distance 633.48 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continue South 89047'40" West along said
south line of the northeast quarter of the northwest
quarter a distance of 683.11 feet; thence North
00023'52" East a distance of 388.36 feet; thence
South 88013'58" East a distance of 519.38 feet;
thence South 65008'30" East a distance of 179.99
feet; thence South 00023'52" West a distance of
294.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Subject to
the unrecorded maintained right-of-way for C.R.
664 on the south side.


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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 49.00-
55.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 60.00-
72.00.





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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE*

For the week ended Feb. 14, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,969 com-
pared to 6,161 last week and 5,850 a year ago. According to the
Floridit Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 high-
er, feeder steers and heifers steady to 2.00 higher.


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12A The Herald-Advocate, February 21, 2008


ahead of super-cell thunderstorms. However, the strongest tor-na-
does in Florida usually occur in February, Mar~ch and Apnil. These
tornadoes form along cold fronts that collide with the warm moist
air from the Gulf of Mvexico.
Here are some facts regarding the strength of tornadoes:
*Tornadoes are rated on a 0 to 5 scale, with 5 being the high-
est. It has nothing to do with the size of the tornatdo.
*The scale used is called the Enhanced Fujita scale, named
for its inventor, Dr. Theodore Fujita.
*The scale itself is actually subjective, as no one is exactly
sure how fast the wind speeds are in a tornado.
The scale was created in 1971 and updated in 2007.
So What Can You Do?
SThere are many things we can do to protect ourselves from tor-
nadoes :
*Know the difference between a tornado watch and tornado
warning. A watch means conditions are favorable for development,
and usually lasts for several hours. A warning means a tornado was
spotted on the ground or on radar, and lasts for about 30 minutes.
*Never try to outrun a tornado. They can shift direction with-
out warning. If it's safe, abandon your vehicle and seek shelter in a
building.
*If in an office without a designated shelter area, get under
heavy furniture as a last resort.
*If outside, take cover in a ditch or other low-lying area, cov-
ering your head with your arms and hands.
*In a house, the safest place is a windowless interior room or
hallway. If that's not an option, the best plan is to put the maxi-
mum number of walls between you and the outside.
I'd also like to debunk the old myth about opening windows
on the opposite side of your house if a tornado is approaching.
There is no science to back up the idea that the low pressure caused
by the tornado will destroy your house. The debris will do that just
fine. Remember, it's not that the wind is blowing, it's what the
wind is blowing.
Think about it like this: You can go down the road at 70 miles
per hour with your hand out the window with no problem, right?
Nowv imagine your hand hits a brick or a piece of wood or a tree
branch.
Your house provides an envelope of protection between you
and the debris. Keep it intact as long as possible.
Coo-Coo For CoCoRaHS!
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network,
better known as CoCoRaHS, has recently expanded into Florida
and is looking for citizen-volunteer weather observers here in the
Sunshine State.
CoCoRaHS, which began in 1998, is based at Colorado State
University. CoCoRaHS is a nonprofit, community-based network
of volunteer weather observers of all ages and backgrounds work-
'ing together to measure and report precipitation (rain, hail and.
snow) levels.
By using low-cost and self-provided measurement tools, train-
ing, education and an interactive Web site, CoCoRaHS aims to pro-
vide the highest-quality precipitation data for a variety of needs,
such as the preservation of natural resources, education and
research.
You can become a volunteer by going to www.cocorabs.org
and clicking on the "Join CoCoRaHS" emblem on the upper right
side. Once you're signed up, you can start reporting daily precipi-
tation and seeing your information displayed on the state map.
TIP OF THlE MONTH
Want to know what the river forecast is for your area? Visit the
AHPS Web site at:www.weather.gov/ahps for the latest informa-
tion about the waterways in and around Hardee County. It's color-
ful and easy to navigate.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you!


WE'RE BACK!
After an extended.break, I am proud to present the first 2008
edition of Safe Keeping. With the one-year anniversary of the
Groundhog Day tornadoes and the recent events in Tennessee,
Arkansas and Alabama, I thought it would be a good idea to dis-
cuss tornado safety and being a volunteer weather observer.
Tornadoes
A tornado is a violent. column of rotating air that comes down
from a thunderstorm to reach the ground. Tornadoes usually last
only a few minutes, but they can cause much damage as they tray-
el along the ground. Some tornadoes can travel for many dozens of
miles; other tornadoes may appear to skip above the ground for just
a few moments.
Most tornadoes in Florida occur in June, July and August


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VE`GAS ISN'T WORKING OUT
"Rick, I just wanted to let you know how I'm doing," Thomas'
letter started. "Vegas isn't working out."
I had told Thomas when he moved to Las Vegas it wquld be a
gabl .
Liee many people, Thomas was certain the way to a life-
changing upswing was location, location, location. In the past cou-
ple of months he had been in Michigan, Arizona and now Nevada.
Still, even now, he claimed again that where he lived was the prob-
1 m
emThomas keeps thinking, "If I move to the right place, life will
be good." Maybe blessed.
God says, "You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the
country .. you will be blessed when you come in and blessed
when you go out." God says, "Blessed, blessed, wherever you
live."
Thomas' letter ranted, "Unblessed, unblessed."
There is an obvious distance separating God's promise of
blessing and Thomas' proximity to the blessed location. So should
he move again?
Maybe he can be your neighbor. Would that work?
Here's something about God that you always need to remem-
ber. He won't tell you about a blessing without telling you how to
get to it. Here is God's direction to the aforementioned blessings:
"All these blessings will come upon you if you obey the Lord your
God."
Thomas confessed, "I'm struggling pretty bad spiritually." His
letter was a storybook of disobedience to God. And God has some-
thing to say about that also. "However, if you do not obey the Lord
your God .. you will be cursed in the city and cursed in the coun-
Yes, God is showing us it is location, location!
Your Vegas isn't working out? Then move. Obey God.
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oult to the farm or grove, plus
they have more time to work
and ear~n money if they don't
spend as long in getting to
work," explained Sorrells.
On the way back, crossing
over Brownsville Road led to
U.S. 17 north to Sweetwater
and a visit to the proposed
Davis farmworker site several
miles down Sweetwater Road
to Crewsville Road and a sharp
turn. In the immediate area,
there are no houses and a sign


said it is 10 miles to the
Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Church. It is about 12 miles
from the Zolfo Springs town
limits. ,
There are groves around the
40-acre: grove site~. The pro-
posed farmworker housing site
is in the middle of the 40-acre
Davis grove, an area where
there already is a well and
pump house. Davis said a sepa-
rate well would be dug for the
seven duplexes and a manager's


home. A row of trees would be
taken out to prepare a roadway.

Davis said the location and
type of secluded housing would
"not affect-the peace and quiet
lifestyle of the community. I'm
not a stalking horse for any
other growers. I just want to use
the right way under the county's
Unified Land Code to provide a
sure way to harvest Davis fruit
legally. I can't speak for any
others."


Sy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What does an eight-year
established farmworker guest
housing development look like'?
Following a Feb. 7 Planning
and Zoning Board split vote
denying a Joe L. Davis Jr. peti-
tion for farmworker housing for
150 workers in the Crewsville
Road area, an invitation to visit
a larger camp in western
Arcadia was extended.

THE SITE
About 10 miles from down-
town Arcadia, the camp north of
SR 70 and west of CR 661, the
Sorrells camp houses 440 men
ages 18 to mid-40s.
Turning on the road to the
camp, one is impressed to see
six or seven houses and mobile
homes on the left, a couple with
little children playing in the
yards. As we departed, a school
bus was dropping off over 20
children, who appeared to be
elementary and junior high age.
The' first impression of the
camp is that it is~ similar to any
barrack housing, such as one
could find on a military base or
base housing. There are widely
spaced, two-story duplexes
with clean lawns and dirt lanes
along or between them on the
15-acre property.
At the far eastern side are two
single-story duplexes, similar to
what Davis plans to build in
Hardee County. Through the
bushes nearby, one can see the
nearest of the adjacent homes.
There is a church camp readily
visible to the southwest of the
several-acre campsite.
Steve Sorrells and his son
Justin provided a tour, ex-
plained the facets of the facility
and responded to questions
about it. The buildings, origi-
milly owned by the Sorrells
family, were renovated to dorm-
style duplexes and began
receiving farmworkers in the
late 90s.
Each of the 11 duplexes sits
on two half-acre lots. Each unit
has its own water and electrical
conduits. -All construction ex-
pense is the grower's, who must
provide free housing and trans-
portation to his employees,
SThe facility has a fenced on-
site reverse osmosis plant with
two 10,000-gallon tanks which
provide potable water and can
also provide water for firefight-
ing, if needed. There is also a
state-of-the art sewer plant,
equipped with underground
lines and tanks, treated and
released to distant drain fields.

HOUSING
The housing is "like any
rental housing," said Sorrells.
In the two-story units, there are
kitchen facilities with two
stoves, two refrigerators and
freezers, sinks, a water fountain
and long benches for eating
area. Outside there is a grill and
benches if someone wants to
grill.
Adjacent to the kitchens are a
bathroom and two smaller bed-
rooms, each with three beds,
closets and personal space.
Upstairs is one large bedroom
for 14 people, two bunkbeds
and the rest singles. Each resi-
dent must have 50 square feet
of sleeping space. The floors
are cement as are the inside
stairwells. The upstairs floors
are wood. The fire escapes are
metal. Residents can have a
chair, put down rugs, hang pic-
tures, etc. at their expense.
Some of the residents obvi-
ously prefer washing clothes in
the unit's tub sinks as laundry
was seen hanging on lines from
the fire escapes to other parts 'of
the building.
There are 14 "housing occu-
pancy rules." Although they
may have visitors, none may
stay overnight. There is "no
fighting or weapons, no live
music or loud radios, no loud or
late night parties." Gates are
closed at 9 p.m.
Fire extinguishers an<( smoke
detectors must be kept in the
units and use of their batteries
for personal use is prohibited.
Use of stereos or TVs are
allowed and several were seen.
Window air conditioners are
$30 per month,
Housing and g rounds must be
kept c lean and sani tar y for


inspections weekly by the on-
si te manager a nd al I trash
bagged and placed in gar age
co tamers'
Workers are responsible for
damages or missing items from
the residences or grounds.


to return to their home area.
'"They are superstitious and
want to be near family when
they are ill," explained Justin
Sorrells..
When they return fr~om town
and stow their belongings, most
residents spend the day relax-
ing, playing volleyball or soc-
c~er, eating, bathing, etc.

OTH-ER FACTORS
Sorrells said there was no
opposition when he established
the farmworker camp. "It's a
platted piece of property. You
just had to get the permits. It's
already zoned for multi-family
housing. He lives about a half-
mile away and there are many
homes to the east and west of
the site.
Applications for workers
have to be site-specific, docu-
menting the shortage of domes-
tic workers and need for legal
foreign workers. Two-thirds to
three-fourths of the workers
return each year.
Farmworker housing is in the
midst of agricultural areas to
lessen the transportation time to
work the six days a week.
"They are where the work is. It
would be more expensive to
live in tow~n and transport them


WORKING
The workers are up, hauve
eaten, filled jugs with ice wYater
fr~om the central ice house, pr~e-
pared their lunches and are
ready to work early in the
morning. They are bused to
'work in gr~oves within a 70-mile
radius, mostly in DeSoto
County, but also into the edges
of Hardee and Manatee coun-
ties. They work six days a
week. Sunday work is optional.
Detailed employee records
are kept and the men are paid by
check. They are usually taken to
the bank on Friday evenings,
many use the walk-up service at
First Community Bank. In
Mexico, they could earn $50 to
$100 a week.
In Amer~ica, it is $400 to $500
a week, depending on their abil-
ity.
The 11 cr~ews are paid by the
number of tubs, 10 boxes per
tub. Federal "'adverse pay" rules
require a minimum of $8.56 per
hour for each hour in the field, a
requirement designed to bringg
~up the pay of other field wor~k-
ers." Each load of fruit has a
detailed record of where it came
from, etc.
Within a week of arrivinge,
workers are taken to the Social
Security office to obtain~ an
SSN, although there is no with-
holding tax or unemployment
taxes taken from their pay.
Employers must show that they
unsuccessfully tried to obtain
local workers.
Evenings are spent bathing,
relaxing, wYatching TV, sitting
outside for a smoke, or playing
games. Workers can have visits
from family who have moved to
the area or girlfriends they have
met. As noted above, they are
not allowed to stay overnight.
"It's like a rental unit. They
have the same rights. They are
here an average of eight months
between November and July
harvesting citrus or clearing
trees. They are on a yearly con-
tract. OSHA (the Office of
Safety and Health Administra-
tion) visits yearly and the health

dprmits and reot~s t~~o the federally vs
government," said Sorrells.
If anyone leaves the job, they
are considered AWOL, having
abandoned the job, and are
reported to the government.
Alcohol and or illegal sub-
stances are prohibited on the
company property or buses.
Violation or these or other
behavior rules are cause for
return to Mexico and return
prohibited for 10 years. "They
have 100 times more to lose
than they would gain," com-
mented Sorrells.

GOING TO TOWN
There is no company store.
Employees are bused the
approximate 10-miles to town
on Sunday. Three buses can
take whoever wants to Arcadia.
They leave at 8, 8:30 and 9
a.m., and circulate through the
town at various stops. A worker
can take any bus there or back.
In town,-they may visit the
laundromat, or go shopping at
Wal-Mart, Sweetbay, Winn-
Dixie or Save-A-Lot. Most
stores have bilingual stalfs,
although quite a few of the
laborers speak English.
If they wish, workers are
taken to church, mo)st attend nhe
Catholic Church. Catholic
Charities also visit regularly,
bringing a mo ile medical van
to pro vice rou i ne tCsts SUCH aS
bl ood su ga r, c holes terol or
blood pressure. If` they become
I, they are to ke n to the tree
Cat hol ic Cl in ic or to t he health
dear tm ent or ph ysic inn, w here
they have to, pa y f or ca re a nd
prescriptions. II le il ness is
pr-olongedl, they generally want


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By Ted Simonson
THE 'GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE'
One of the hardest things to bear this election season is all the
talk by candidates about "the greatness of the Ame'can people."
The Bible wartis us repeatedly about speech like this. "By smooth
talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people" (Romans
16:18).
But the electorate likes to hear it. It is reassuring to think that
we are members of a multitude possessing supernatural wisdom.
Of course, such a wise assembly needs leaders to lead and
secure for us all the rich and appropriate gifts we deserve, right?
Accordingly, canipaigners promise a host of things no one can
afford.
Just being a "majority" is no protection from evil and stupidi-
ty. Hitler is an example. Closer to home, we have Castro and
Chavez today. Voting in a republic has more safeguards, but what
will we do if God takes away what wisdom we have?
Free elections are wonderful, but what if we begin to think that
the government owes us a living?' What if we really come to
believe all the drivel about our own superiority?
There is a greatness about America, but most of it was pur-
chased by men and women who came before us. Their footprints
are still visible on the paths of humility and service they chose.
However, last time I looked, there were no George
Washingtons in either political party willing to tell people the truth
about themselves and the God who permitted such a nation to arise.


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are (from left) Dion and Lions President Talmadge
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Shanna Ranette Hancock of
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plans for her upcoming mar-
riage to Timothy Paul Staton of
Wauchula.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Wayne and Judith Han-
cock of Fort Meade. The pro-
spective groom is the son of
Doyle and Teresa Staton of
Wauchula.

EVANGELISTIC EVEA


The couple will exchange
vows this Saturday at th'e
Bowling Green Church of God.
Music begins at 3:30 p.m., with
the ceremony starting at 4
o'clock.
A wedding reception will fol-
low at the church.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


LIONS SPEAKER


Mr.& Mrs. Jackson Webb

Kaylee Harrison Has
Wed Jackson Webb


COURTESY PHOTO
NMaranatha Baptist Church -is hosting the Jim Walker
Evangelistic Team next Wednesday, Feb. 27, at its 7 p.m.
service. Walker and his family wife Linda and children
Caleb, Jessica, Nathan, Abby, Emily, Elizabeth and Lydia
- are from Toledo, Ohio, and will present a program of
singing and preaching. Pastor Richard Paasch and the
congregation invite the public to their church at 2465
Oxedine Road, off Steve Roberts Special in Zolfo
Springs, for this special event. A free-will offering will be
taken,


Kaylee Denise Harrison and
Jack Jackson Webb Jr. became
husband and wife in a ceremo-
ny at the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green on June 2,
2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Roger and Patty Harrison of
Wauchula. The groom is the son
of Jack and Shirley Webb of
Wauchula.
Serving as maid of honor was
Amber Perry of Wauchula.
Bridesmaids were Abby Daugh-
try of Bradenton, cousin of the
bride; Markell Moseley of


Bowling Green, the groom's
cousin; and Lauren Coker of
Arcadia and Kendell Coker of
Wauchula.
Flower girls were Makenna
Atterson and Bailey Tinsley.
Ring bearer was Blake Tinsley.
Best men were the groom's
cousins, Jordan Moseley and
Clay Cobb. Groomsmen were
Matt Tinsley of Wauchula, the
groom's brother-in-law; Chris
Friers of Wauchula; and Lewis
Martin of Wauchula.
The newlyweds have made
their home in Wauchula.


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should be of recent events,
and must include first and
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Deadline for submissions
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A 2003 graduate of Thomp-
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They also received instruc-
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CLASS ACT!


WORKING TOGETHER
The Hardee County Education Foundation Inc. is a non-profit,
membership organization founded in 1989. Its mission is to enrich,
enhance and support the Hardee County School District. It is a reg-
istered 501(c) (3) exempt entity funded through corporate and pri-
vate donations, and is organized exclusively for charitable and edu-
cational purposes,
The foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
who are independent of the Hardee County School Board. The
intent of the foundation is to supplement, not replace, public school
funding.
The primary focus of the foundation has been to increase the
quality of educational experiences for our students and teachers.
By supporting the Outdoor Classroom, providing classroom mini-
grants and curriculum enhancements, and organizing student and
teacher recognition for excellence, our school district has been
enriched by the generosity of the foundation's members.
S"Building learning partnerships with home, school and com-
munity" is the mission statement of the Hardee County School
District. Working together with organizations such as the Hardee
County Education Foundation Inc. is one more way we will
achieve our goal.


PHOTO BY JlM KELLY
The Wauchula Lions Club on Thursday, Feb. 7, heard a report on the Air Force Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hardee Senior High School. The group has 35 mem.
bers and has a goal of 100. This is its third year at HHS. The course teaches leadership,
military education and aviation science and consists of a 51-minute class each school
day plus three afternoons a week. Shown (from left) are the Rev. Brook Larrison, retired
Air Force major Carl Saunders, Cadet Capt. Brandy Jenkins, Cadet 2nd Lt. Michael
Farrell, USAF Lt. Col. Hingle and HHS Principal Mike Wilkinson.


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door.
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

"What the world needs now, is Love Sweet Love!" was a pop-
ular song a few years ago. How true that was then, and even more
so now, as we view the world's conditions and all of mankind's
problems. As we gathered together again at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula for Valentine's Day cele-
brating, our 3 Notes + 1 Band highlighted most of its numbers
around the key word "love," such as "Heart of My Heart," "Let Me
Call You Sweetheart," "Dream" and an oldie of the 193;0s
"Whisperiing" just to name a few.
Love was evident at the center tonight in several couples pre-
sent who have been together many years in honorable marriage and
a few who just recently married. Present for the first time this sea-
son was Jim and Kathleen Kestler from The Oasis at Zolfo Springs
RV Park, treating all present with their skilled dancing. Also pre-
sent was Dan Hartigan and his charming daughter, Danielle, from
New Hampshire, visiting with his parents and her grandparents,
Bill and Dolly Hartigan at The Oasis. Art and Fran by audience
request did the popular line number "White Sport Coat." Then Art
led a group of gals on the line number "Alley Cat" in excellent
cadence.
After break and snack bar treats, we had our door prize draw-
ing, won by our guest visitor Danielle Hartigan. Peggie Detzler
from Wauchula won a gift for naming the mystery number "If I
Could Be With You" correctly. The band then invited all to dance
the goup litnheenu s"Ho enb Pk ,"Sthe entTdn te eVeenin
Meet Again" and "Now Is The Hour."
Our next gathering here at the center will be tonight
(Thursday). Come be with us; it's lots of fun, all free, all seniors
and their guests are welcome. The center is in Wauchula at 310 N.
EihSA Tere will be no gathering at the center on Feb. 28, but we
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wa~s safe' on al dropped third
strike andl moved around the
bases on an er-ror- on a Langston
bit, botched fielder's choice and
walk. It was 3-1. Hardee left
Martinez on base after a leadoff
walk.
Fort Meade went wild mn the
top, of the sixth, plating three
ru~ns on two hits, a hit batsman,
a walk and an error. Hardee
tried to rally. With two away on
Iogflies to h oultfie ,m B s

holeovedrtwith a othnr single t
Both teams were three up,
three down in the seventh
inning, leaving Fort Meade the
winner.
The varsity 'Cats include
seniors Saunders, K~yle Cobb,
Abbott, Basey, Timmons, Gul-
latt and Josh Spencer; juniors
Cartwright, McClenithan, Mar-
tinez, Krause, Michael Dixon
and Tyler Robertson; sophs
Carson Davis, Conner Davis
and Tyler Cobb; and frosh Tatis
and Donaldson.
Meanwhile, the junior Wild-
cats won their opener last week


at L~ake Placid. A sco~reshcee
was unavailable at press time.
but coach John Shar-p reported
good pitching by Kyle Ward
and Kody Porter and solid hit-
ting by Jake Mayer, Lincoln
Saunders, Caleb Reas, Dalton
F~arr and Ward.
"It was a good first game, but
there are glaring things to work
on and correct before Tuesday's
game," said Shairp.
Brade nRie on Tusda yod
are thedokpenombo gam i the

Next week, they greet Fort
Meade on Monday. The next
games are March 3 home for
Lake Placid and the early game
of a double-header at Sebring
on March 4.
The young 'Cats include
sophs Porter, Farr, Grayson
Lambert, Brandon Holton, Mar-
cus Chancey, Kendall Mink,
Josh Rickett, Dustin Maddox
and Joseph Adams; and fresh-
men Ward, Mayer, Saunders,
Reas, Michael Forrester-, Dillon
Rabon, Kalan Royal, Justin
Bromley and Thomas Flores.


show it, the Wildcats swung the
bats better. They had one rough
inning," repor(te H-ardlec head
coach Steve Riewis of the game
Inst F~ridiay against F'ort Meade,
a teamn HaIrdee hadl beaten in the
pre"-season Classic the previous
week. Junior hurler Bryan
Langston scatteredl H-ardee hits
and walks to limit Wildcat scor-
ing to just one run.
liach team put a r~un on the
board in the fi st inning. Lang-
son s ndblee, tr t nid H nd a

re pnde c it leadoff ba ttu
around to score. He wa d
went to second on a Krause sac-
rifice and came home on an
erlor on a Saun ers ht was
I-
Neither team scored in the
second inning, but Fort Meade
broke the tie with a run in the
top of the third by Wade
Roberts on another Senterfitt
hit. Hardee stranded runners in
the third, fourth and fifth
innings.
In the top of the fifth. Roberts


HA~INES CITIY 10,
H-ARDEE 0
The Wildcats never got on
track offensively, but played
better defe~nse. T'hey wer~e down
1-0 until the fifth inning, when
the Hlornets p~lated triple tallies
atndl adddcc six more scores in
the sixth inning.
plardee Ileft runner-s stranded

ill ise clrl innings. KraIse
stranded.
Saunders also walked in the
first inning and Scott Donald-
son did so in the third inning,
Basey singled to load the bases
in the thir-d inning before a
strikeout ended the inning. Dan
Timmons doubled and Mart~inez
walked in the second inning.
Both advanced on a bunt sacri-
fice by Adam Cartwright but a
fly out ended that effort.
FORT MEADE 6,
HARDEE 1
"Although the score doesn't


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The pre-season is over. It's
time for the Hardee Wildcats to
knuckle, down.
The varsity Wildcat took their
show on the r.oad, again. After
five pre-season road tourna-
ment games, the regular season
began Tuesday at district-rival

I dees 11r th 1Cts Rst < ae

night isthWsdoy and tter idu
a double-header tomorrow
against Avon Park. The JV
oame is at 41 p.m. and the varsi-
ty is at the usual 7:30.
Next week's games include a
trip to Mulberry on Tuesday
and a visit from Sarasota
Booker on Friday evening. The
first week of March is a similar
format, at Sebring on Tuesday
and home for Palmetto .on
Friday.
LAKE GIBSON 6,
HARDEE 3
The first game for the Wild-
cats in the Lake Wales High-
lander tournament was last
M nday against Lakeland Lake
A rough start put the 'Cats in
a 4-0 hole at the end of the first
inning. After Hardee was


retired on three strikeouts, Lake
Gibson combined three hits
and four er-rors to plate forur
runners.
Har~dee got one back in the
top of the second, when senior
pitcher Kaleb Saunders drew a
walk on a 3-2 count aund went to
second and third on a Will
Abbott hit. Designated hitter
talBae alsd wake an

home lGeibson got that run
back in the bottom half of
inning two on a pair of h~its.
Neither team scored in the third
frame. Hardee went down in
order in the fourth and Lake
Gibson plated its final run on
back-to-back errors and a stolen
base.
Hardee didn't quit, sending
seven batters to the plate in the
fifth inning and bringing two of
them home. Tony Martinez
drew a walk, Conner Davis was
safe on an error. Hits by Ben
Krause and Saunders brought
them home.
Hardee had another shot in
the top of the seventh. Martinez
singled. With one away ,Krause
a walk. But a double-play ball
off the bat of Saunders ended
Hardee hopes and the game.


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the development and use of a
sufficient number and sufficient
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The Legislature further finds
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Finally, the facility will be
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housing and still be prepared
for the next harvest season,
Let's do it right for the benefit
of' all.
Sinlcerely Your~s,
Michael Hendry

Response:
Re: Site Development Plan
f'or H2-A Farmwor-ker Housing
Project, Sweetwater Area
The Hardee County Planning
.Department Staff Report on this
project accurately states on p.2:
"Farmworker housing is a per-
mitted use in Agriculture land
use and A-1 zoning districts.
Unlike a Special Exception or
Conditional Use, requiring
affirmative approval prior to an
entitlement, there is a right to
farmworker housing in the
Agricultural land use and A-1
zoning districts."
In Hardee County, only the
A-1 zoning district allows farm-
worker housing; it is not
allowed in R-1, R-2, R-32, F-R,

The Hardee County Planning
Department Staff' Repor~t (p.2)
also accurately pr-ovides:
"Policy H1.4 of the Halrdee
County Comprehensive Plan
requires the County's land
development regulations to
continue to promote adequate
farmworker housing within the
Agricultural land use category.


Policy H lI.6 continues that the
criteria for guiding the location
and provision of farmworker
housing shall be: to permit
farmworker housing in
Agricultural areas; to grant den-
sity bonuses to encourage the
provision of farmworker hous-
ing in Agricultural areas; and to
review and maintain land devel-
:,pment regulations to provide
minimum standards for farm-
worker housing. It is noted here
that thC applicant is not request-
ing a density bonus within this
appl ication."
Because Farmwor-ker Hous-
ing is a permitted use in an A-1
zoning district, and because the
issue before the Planning and
Zoning Board was approval of a
Site Development Plan for a
permitted use, I tried to keep the
discussion relevant and focused
on the Site Development Plan at
the February meeting. Remem-
ber that the request was not a
rezoning request nor was it a
request for a special exception
or conditional use.
Let's all remember that the
Hardee County Planning Staff's
job is to impartially interpret
our Hardee County Compre-
hensive Plan and our unified
Land Development Code. They
concluded that the Site Devel-
opment Plan is in compliance
with the Comprehensive Plan


Letter To The Editor


Fa rmwor ker H ousin gProject


In Crewsville Is Bad Idea


nemnbers who stood up and r~ec
agnized that fact.
There was a provision that
approval was only valid while
the complex remained in the
Davis family. Of course, this
could be appealed at some
futuree date, and it doesn't pre-
vent transfer of ownership from
Mr, Davis to Great Aunt Bertha,
or second cousin Dewey, twice
removed.
Once this complex gets in,
it's not going anywhere, and it
will not be used only for orange
harvesting crews. We are not
that naive. It will be rented out,
although there seems to be
more than enough vacant
migrant housing at this time.
If this complex is approved,
it will open a Pandora's Box of
issues for our communities and
for Hardee County. First,
Bentley Brothers, who was just
turned down in Polk County,
will want to place one on their
Crewsville property. And if the
county tries to say no after it
has approved this one, it will be
a legal fight the county can't
afford and will likely lose.
: This is where any discrimina-
tion will show up. To approve
the Davis project and then
apply a moratorium or turn
down similar projects smacks
of favoritism. And if they
approved them both, it will not
stop there.
These complexes have been
denied in Polk and Highlands
counties, so they will want to
come to Hardee County to
house their workers. We will be
on our way to becoming the
Farmworker Housing Capital of
Central Florida. Stop this
before it gets out of control.
Let's do this the correct way.
Assess available housing and
.utilize it before you begin
building more. Utilize rental
property when possible. It takes
less money to renovate than to
build and could leave a better
unit that they found.
Deny this project. Let's study
it. If new housing must be built,
centrally locate any housing to
consolidate surveys, services,
and security, instead of having
them crop up at various sites all
over the county.
Let's do it right from the
start, we are still at a point
where we can develop a com-
prehensive plan for farmworker


Dear Biditor:
Nothing happened at the
Ha~urde County Plann~ing/Zon-
inig Public meeting on February
7, 2008. Nothing, officially, that
is; e~xcept the issue of a 150-
man fa~rmwvorker housing pro-
ject in tl~e Sweetwater/Crews-
ville area was a tie vote (4 to 4),
and the matter will be appealed
to the Board of County Com-
missioners for a public hearing
(while the date is not firm, it is
tentatively March 6, 2008, at
1:00 p.m. Check the Herald-
Advocate for any changes).
Unofficially, the residents
impacted by this project learned
a few details. Like the fact that
this project is designed to pro-
vide a legal workforce for Mr.
Davis to pick his fruit and that
of his friends. He estimated this
to be approximately 10 percent
of Hardee County's oranges.
That means that the other 90
percent of Hardee's orange crop
will be picked by the other sim-
ilar farmworkers. Will they
require facilities that will have
to be built? Will they be in your
neighborhood? Is your neigh-
borhood compatible with these
type of complexes? Not that it
matters, as it seems that type of
information is not relevant in
the decision-making process.
The Site Development Plan
deals with the site of the com-
plex, not with the surrounding
community on issues such as
,compatibility.
We learned that much of the
farmworker housing now is
rental housing. And that there
are at least three mobile home
parks for sale in the county. We.
also learned that Pine Cone
Trailer Park, that has all its per-
mits, and is up to regulation, in
addition to having a store and
other amenities, has 20 vacant
trailers.' Mr. Davis could utilize


these vacancies today.
So why build more housing?
We also learned that MrI. Davis
was offered Pine Cone fo~r sale
for his use, where he could con-
trol the entire running of the
ptr~k to his wishes. Apparently,
he didn't want it. He wants to
build an entirely new facility in
the Sweetwater/Crewisville
community, 12 miles from the
nearest store.
Mr. Davis was at the meet-
ing. It was the first time the
majority of the residents had
ever seen him. He never add-
ressed us, only the board. He
and his associates talked about
how much the H2-A Visa pro.
gram is needed, how hard work
ing the migrant laborers are, to
which we all agree. Then he
passed out to the board a sec-
tion of Florida Law on Dis-
crimination, which was un-
called for.
Any discrimination our com-
munities have is for this type of
facility in a residential area,
who the residents are is not an
issue for us. He also informed
the board that since he had done
what they required of him, in
submitting a Site Development
Plan, they were supposed to
appr-ove it, whether or noat 200
people disagreed. (For your
information, our petition drive
'has now 335 signatures, and
considering our population, that
figure is astounding!) ,.
To this we ask, why have a
Zoning Board at all? A large
,rubber stamp in someone's,
office would suffice. Not every
Site Development Plan should
be approved, simply because all
the "I's" and dotted and "T's"
crossed. There are human fac-
tors to be considered in zoning
like everything else. We, the
residents of Sweetwater and
Crewsville, applaud the board


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Florida Department of Transportation
Public Information Meeting
U.S. 17 from the DeSoto County Line to Third Avenue
in Zolfo Springs, Hardee County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting regarding
proposed improvements to U.S. 17 in Hardee County. This meeting will be held on Monday, February 25,
2008, at the Hardee County Agri Civic Center. The center is located at 515 Civic Center Drive,' Wauchula,
Florida.
The first portion of the meeting, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will be conducted in an open house forum.
Project representatives will be present to discuss the project, receive public input and answer questions. Maps,
drawings and other pertinent information depicting the project's location and the newly proposed one-way pair
concept will be on display. The second portion of the meeting, beginning at 6:00 p~m., will provide an
opportunity for formal public comment. In addition, written statements or exhibits submitted at the meeting or
received by March 10, 2008, will become part of the official public meeting transcript.

In July of 2006, the Federal Highway
Administration accepted the proposed T-
four-lane widening concept for U.S. 17
from the Hardee County Line to 3rd
Avenue in Zolfo Springs. This accepted
concept includes widening U.S. 17 along ..,,,
its current alignment from the DcSoto .(
County Line to just south of the Town of orm
Zolfo Springs. It would thenl follow the n h d
old railroad corridor through Zolfo
Springs to 3rd Avenue. In an effort to
reduce the initial cost of the project, i was
FDOT is considering a one-way pair
concept that would involve construction of
two new northbound travel lanes within
the railroad right-of-way along the cast
side of The Bluffs Grolf Course and
converting the existing two lanes of U.S.
17 to two southbound lanes. There are
both benefits and drawbacks involved
with this new proposal; therefore FDOT
would like to receive your comments on
the one-way pair option.
Following this public information IU`
meeting, FDOTI will review the public
input on the one-way pair option and then .F
make a determination on whether to ~ Ie it td
proceed with the formal re-evaluation ~r
process. If it is decided to continue with
the re-evaluation process, you will receive
notification of future public meetings
related to the re-evaluation. Final design
for the section of U.S. 17 from C.R. 634
(Swreetater Road) to south of Zolfo
Springs has begun. Design ofthe segment
of U.S. 17 from the DeSoto County Line to C.R. 634 (Swecetwater Road) is fimded for fiscal year 2011. There
is' currently no funding in FDOT's Five Year Work Program for right-of-way acquisition or construction of
either segment of U.S. 1 7.
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americanls with Disabilities Act or persons who require
translation services (free of charge) should contact Tony Shlerrrd, FDOT Project Manager, at (863) 519-2304 at
Icast seven days prior to the meeting.
We encourage you to continue to stay involved in the process to improve U.S. 17 in Hardee County. If you
have questions regarding this project, please contact Tony Sherrard, F;DOT Project Manager, P.O. Box 1249),
Bartow. Florida 33831. Mr. Sherrard may also be contacted by telephone (863) 519-2304, by cmail
(antone.sherrard~a)dlot.state.fl.us) or by thx (863) 519-192 1.
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
DATE: Monday, February 25, 2008
T`IME: 4:00 p.mn. to 6:00 p.m. O~pen H house
6:00 p.mn. Public ~Tstimon~y
SPLACE: Hardee County Agri Civic Center
1515 Civic Center Drive
~JU~Wauchula, Florida 33873 2:21c


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El Departamento de TrLansportaci6n de la Florida
Informaci6n de la Vista Piiblica

Proyecto para la carretera "'U.S. 17" de la Linea del Condado de DeSoto hacia el
hasta la Avenida "Tercera en Zolfo Springs"
Condado de Hardee

El deparlamento de Transportacicin de la Florida (FDOT) tiene una vista p~iblica para las mejoras pmpuestas para la
carretera "US 17" del Condado de ITardee, de la Florida. Esta vista ser$ Ilevada a cabo el lunes 25 de febrero del 2008
en el Hardee County Agi Civic Center. Este esta localizado en el 515 Civic Center drive, Wauchula. Florida 33873.

La primera pare de la vista phblica ser6 Ilevada acabo de casa abierta esta comienza a la 4 PM hasta las 6 PM. El
personal a cargo del proyecto estard present para contestar preguntas o comenlatios del pilblico. Mapas, pianos e
informaci6n sobre el proyccto estard a la vistat del pt'iblico. La segunda parte de la vista p~iblica comenzara a la 6 PM
en esta el ptiblico tender la oportunidad de expresar sus opinions, en adicci6n cartas documents, evidencias
sometidas sobre el proyecto ser~n pare de el manuscript, official publicoEde la vista public.


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En julio del 2006 18 Administraci6n Federal .
de Carreters aprob6, el ensanchamiento de la
carretera U.S. 17 desde la lincal del Condado
de Hardee hasta la Aenida Tercera (3ra) del
pueblo de Zolfo Springs. Estos concepts
aprobados incluyen el ensanchamiento de la
canrretra U.S. 17 a lo largo do alincamiento
desde la linea del Condado de DeSoto hasta
el sur del pueblo de Zolfo Springs. Esta
seguird el corredor de la linea vieja del tren
por el pueblo de Zolfo Springs hasta la
Avenida Trcera (3ra). En un esfucrzo de
reducir el costo inicial el Departamento de
Transportacibn de. la Florida esta
considerando la construccicin de dos (2)
nuevas sendas de un sola transito hacia cl
norte dentrp de la linea de propiedad de el
tren a el lado este de el campo de golf Bluffc
y convertir Ias dos (2) sendas existenles en
lincas on direcci6n de cl sur. Cada una de
estas propuestas tiene sus beneficios y sus
problems. Por eso el departamento de
Transportacicin de la Florida (VDOT) les
pide sus comentarios sobre esta porcinn de
discrio.


Despues de recopilada la informaci6n de en Be i td
esta Vista Publica cl departamento de age Be inStdy
Transportaci6n de la Florida (FDOT) Co lnaelEtdc
evaluard la informacicin y opinion de el I
publico en cuanto la nueva propuesta de I n /Fls?
sendas separadas de un solo transit hacia el **, '
nortc y otro hacia cl sur. Entonces
determinara si proceder y lievar a cabo una 1.a e.... 3
re-evaluaci6n mas formal sobre el concepto amrpl- : .....0..,, "
de el diseilo. De decidir esta re-evaluaci6n
usted recibira una notificaci6n sobre: luas future reunion. El diseiio finarl de la scei~n de la carretera U.S. 17 desde h
carretera del condado C.R. 634 (Sweetwater Road) hasta el pueblo de Zolfo Springs a comenzado. El disefio de
segmento de la carretera U.S. 17 desde In carretera del condedo C.R. 634 (Sweetwater Road) ya que timne fondos do
atno fiscal 2011. Actualmente no hay fondos en program de trabajo de cinco (5) nitos pam la adquisicibn de line de
propiedad o construcci6n sobre este diseilo de la carretera U.S. 17. Personas con impedimentos fisicos que requierer
acomodaciones especiales pueden comunicarse can el Sr. Marlon Bizerra FDOT Project Development Engineer a e
tel~lfon 1-800-292-3368 con siete (7) dias de anlticipacion de la reuni6n.

Si usted necesita mas infonnacion o tiene preguntas con respect a este proyecto. por favor contacte al Director de
Proyecto de la Oficina del Departamento de Trasporte, de la Florida (FDO)T) Sr. Marlon Bizerra, at 1 (800) 292-3368 o
por correo electr6nico marlon.hi'zerra('~dot.state.11.us. Comentarios opreguntas escritos se pueden telecopiarnl (863)
519-1921 o pueden scr enviados a: P.O. Box 1249, Bartowt FL 33831

Informacibn de la Vista Pt'iblica
Dia: Lunes 25 de febrero del 2008
Ilora: 4:0)0 PM hasta las 16 PM (Casa Abicrta)
6:00 PM Foro del pliblico
Lugar: Hardee County Agri Civic Center
1515 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, Florida 33873 2:21C








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CLASSIFICATIONS:

Agriculture Mobile Homes
Appliances Notices
Aut mbile Pet

Boats Plants/Produce
FUTriture Real Estate
Help Wanted Recreational Vehicles
Houses Rentals
Livestock Services
Lost & Found Wanted
Miscellaneous Yard Sales


'88 FORD F150, V-8, runs strong,
$800. Contact Thomas at 773-
5815. 2:21p
SEMI AND LOW-BOY, good condi-
tion. Call Donald at 781-0554.
2:21p
GMC S-15, '87 work truck, asking
$700 OBO and Mercury Grand
Marugu n94 askn $1id0060BO

2:21p
'04 CHEVY 1500 Silverado, low
mileage, $11,500. 781-2012.
2:14-3:13P
1993 FORD F150 with camper top,
good condition, $2,500. 773-0736-
2:14-21p
1987 CHEW C30 box truck, alu-
minum box, V8, auto, runs great,
excellent condition, $2,800 OBO-
941-702-3146. 2:14-21P
250 FORD PICKUP. 767-8822.
1:31tfc
WILL PAYp TPup ce for junk c~a
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


14' ALUMA CRAFT BOAT, '05, 6
HP Mercury motor, aluminum
Highlander trailer, custom made
cover, $1,800. 863-375-2417.
2:21-3:20p




RETAIL MGMT/SALES mgmt for
Wa hslareAaror' .alsc Iarnt
yrs. mgmt. exp. salary + benefits.
Sunday off, 45 hr. wk, must be 21
yrs or older, clean mvr, bckgrd
and drug free. Apply in person
1026 S. 6th ave or email rebec-
ca.sordo@aaronrents.com. 2:21c
HIRING CHILD CARE Specialist
must have required state training,
Iove children and have a positive
attitude. Starting rate $8.00+ P.H.,
depending on certificates and
eprenace. CDAs 338 big plus.
2:14-3:13p


HERMATHIA $35 ROLL. Buck
Toole 375-4104. 2:21-28c
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
,Lamlps $17, 100-Ba:rstools $39 up,
50-D~esks $97 up, 3 Pc D~rop~leaf dinette
$197, 50-tablle and 4 cha~irs $397 up,
200-Recliner~s $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa &Y L~ovesent1 sets $687 up,
50-TV\ Elnt. Centers $167 up,, 2 Pc
Queenl Hed Set $297 up,1 50-J1PC hel-
rooml sets $387 up, 3 Pce u~villngroom
I t ab-le~ll~ : It s $9 7 u ') ~

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this 4.3 acres that is fenced, You will find this custom built home in beautiful
cleared and ready for your lovely 3/2.5 country estate on subdivision.
dream home. 5.66 acres in Arcadia. $159,000
$69,900 $315,000


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WHAT A DEAL.
TENNESSEE BOUNDIII 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
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MOVING SALE!II S acious 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath, large fenced backyard in nice neighbor-
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DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOC:IATIE: MICHIAEL ADAMr~ S .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASCAE HROT ERL..8-91
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 AISSOCIAT`E: C`AROL,1AC;\KSON..............991-255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............7375-0268 ASSOC:IATE1: ROB)ERTI HINERMAl~N........227-0202 .
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Isuzu Model: Pickup, VIN#:
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

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


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


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


Donna Steffens


COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900

ENJOY MORE SPACE!!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft. new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.
GOOD INVESTMENT PROPERTY!!! This 2/2
home has minimal repairs to be made with all
material on site. Listed at $96,000, or make
offer,

STEP IN & FEEL AT HOME!!! With this 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport on a
.28 AC lot, in a very nice neighborhood.
$85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at
this 3/2 with an office and game room. This
home Features a large kitchen and inside utility
room for a Reduced Price of $149,900.

FIRST HOME DISCOVERY!!! Must See This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath for ONLY $50,000. AHl OFFERS
CONSIDERED!!

BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition,
presently rented. Need extra income, Good
Investment. In walking distance to town!! Only
$67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.

WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! on this residential
lot in the nice neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.


OWNER READY TO SELL!! Tho 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 charming
5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a Bed
and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of high and dry
land surrounds the oak shaded home"
$134,500*
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" welI and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" welI in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Build your
dream homh hems.This 5-acre t tal s the perfect
Owner motivated to sell! Reduced! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC 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 I~fe on this lovely 5 acres with 3 BDR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot hib and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercls and fun. Los of extras wlag kitchen

w/office and bathroom. All of this for only
$175,000-
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!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.


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FaX: (863) 773-0038
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
wauchula, FL sas7a


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 D/W mobile
home; good location; plus tool shed and storm
shelter. $50,000
EX CLUSIVE 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. $115,000
GREAT STARTER HOME! 3B/1.5Bth, locat-
ed in Wauchula, new roof, updates in main bath
and master bedroom; chain link and privacy
fencedeedn.id storage; fruit trees and rose

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


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

Fouorn di2d B/IBth M/HI, vinyl siding ancdhmetlt
patio and furniture for your outside entertainl-
ing; nice lot in Chalrlie Creek MI~yI Estates.
$55,000

Secluded 5 acre tract with large oalks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect f'or b~uildtinlg
your home oar weekend retreat. $99,000

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

Convenience store loca!tedl on Highlway 64;
equipment and fixtures includled; dliesel pump. 1,
$759,000

A PLACE IN THEl COUNTRY! G;oodl location
and large oaks at homesite; 20 aIcres anid
3B/1Bth C/B) home;; metal barn $i325,000

WESTERN IIARD)EE COUINTIY! 10 acres with
12" well. $365,000

Lovelanhome site -- i cresd wh f'ruit tr-ees, large


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possible option to purchase mor-e acrecage: M~/II
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Missing Since
02/1 0/08
Dug Out Of Pen On
Steve Roberts
Special

No Questions
Asked
863-202-0240 or
863-773-4597


FULL-TIME & PERDE RN fr
home health agency. Great bene-
its wit f8u 14tnime employment.
resume to 1-863-471-9467.
2:14-21c
PRE-K TEACHER needed, CDA
preferred, 40 hour week. 773-
4701. 2:14-21c
DRIVER NEEDED Bulk gas deliv-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc



NEWLY REMODELED 2,100 s.f.,
new flooring, new appliances,
1Rbl51 1/2B, garage, $124,000.




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Serving Hardee County & Surrounding Areas
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Fill Dirt Pebble Rock Shell Sand
Driveways 57 Stone House Pads
Playground Mulch Baseball Clay
And More!
Cell: 863-781-3000
D.C. 158*31*45423
Fax: 863-773-0902
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EQ U IP MENT OP E RATO R
Pay rate: $20, 673.46 ($9.94) -$28, 498.60 ($13.70)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge
Department. Knowledge of the general practices applied
in the care and operation of a wide variety of light and
heavy construction and maintenance equipment. Ability
to perform preventative maintenance on related equip-
ment.
Must have a Hiqh School Diploma or GED.
A Valid FL Class "B" CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
On county web site: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit the applications to the Human ResourceS
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL,
Phone:(863)773-2161 Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position iS
open until filled. EOE-F\M\V
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Rea Itor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jason Johnson

WVE BUY HOMES LOTs LAND

CASH QUICK CLOSING

NEW LISTING You get a 3BR/1.5BA Fenced yard Well Kept
Located close to shopping, restaurants, and medical services.
ALL FOR $125,000.00

Home built in 1999 3BR/1BA CB Home located on Palmetto
Street Wauchula $125,000.00
Still an excellent buy Don't overlook this: Bowling Green -
4BR/2BA CB home w/stucco brick. Landscaped backyard with
storage shed Chain link fence. Now only $146,000.00
Ft. Green Frontage on 62 Home sets back for privacy leess
Excellent 5 acres with 3BR/2BA CB home with computer room
Large outbuilding TAKE A LOOK TODAY! CALL FOR
APPOINTMENT. $275,000.00

*NEW HOMES*NEW HOMES*NEW HOMES






ALL QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING.
Look over the list -Take a look at the home of your choice.
3BR1 2BA CB home with open porch and C/P -717 Sally
Place Wauchula $149,900.00
3BR1 2BA CB home with carport 3061 Hickory Ct. -
Zolfo Springs $140,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home with carport located at 5016 Poplar
Street Bowling Green $152,000.00
3BR 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

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY.'
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet*
Anyone with a computer can
m BaCCOSS them anytime!
~Contact After Hours
57 O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker,toyfreeayne
Oralia D. Flores, Bro ker, oralla QfloresrealIty, net
After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 c22c


5 & 8 A;C, Arcadia
$ 120,000
OWNER FINANCING


FOR SALE 8 attached restaurant
booth's and other items, call 781-
1296. __ 1:31-2:28p



ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion, tfe-dh


Good Shepherd Hospice

LPNs
Seeking LPN's for the mid-
night-8am shift. Full Time
wava lanl .- uw ch r tat i s.
Per diem available with flexible
schedules 2-3 days per week.
Interested candidates, please
apply online at .
www.goodshe herdhospice.org
and lc on
career opportunities or fax
resume to(63F) 616-2536.
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& Solid Steel
Construction

&I Water-tight
and
Weatherproof

2# Wiill Deliver

H rde Co nt

$2200.00
For more info call
(863) 781-926


Tops S
REAL ESTATE
773-5994


NEW LISTING: 3 BR-2B CB home completely remodeled includ-
ing new roof, new plumbing, new electrical. Custom wood cabinets
with granite countertops. $162,000.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
NEW LISTING: 1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
NEW LISTING: Looking for a Quiet, Peaceful Country Setting. Six
-1/ ac lots and one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. $15,000. Northeast

JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes
window treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well
- Reduced to $135,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,009
$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. $170,00. $164,900.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500. Contract Pendling. et2:21c


*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.laborsol utions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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O 6 Not 6dth > eue,EWean ula dFL 43
wwwjiimseerealtvocom
James V. See, Jr, Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
Juteast of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $49,900.

Beuifu it R n b2BA hom in
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $265,000!
REDUCED)! Great income po-
tential! Duplex in Zolfo
Springs! Only $58,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2 BR/2 BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer
concessions possible. Priced
ri ht at $165,000!
'l~vo mini-ranches! One is
5.95 ars the theri 6.65&
acre 9500 enocheri
5.021t acres in the country!
$115,000
20s acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
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.

-nateeT uonty, Myk Ci y
area. 2600 feet of fr-ontage on
State Road 64
38.6& acre grove w'ith 700 feet
onl Lake L~izzy. 24100 feet palved
road frontage onl Lake Hlen-
dry-L~ake B~uffum Road. 8"
deep well anld 6"1 deep well.


1 beautiful acres ready to!
build on. Plenty of shadetes
in a great country stig
$150,000.

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

Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer aval
able. 127rt acres! Call forprc
and details.

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

Three adjacent 5 ac tat
located mi East Mamd St et in

$74,900 each.

COMMERCIAL LOT! NE
VISIBILITY? Put yourbu-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17.Not
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2
$195,000

Commercial property. 1.8
acres. Frontage on Main Sre
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

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

Commercial Property. 18.0
acres in Ft Green area.3
Bedroom/2 Bath hue


One of a kind development
property. 300rt acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

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

2.92 ac Commercial property

HIlop sclhoolo 20' r nage
IIwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd.Ser
& water available. Hare
County. $400,000

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


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IN C, R E A LTORS
(863) 773-212
REALTORS
/JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, J1
REALTOR'


SNAP-ON Car, small truck lift,
$1,500 OBO. 863-773-2595 or
860-781-B D7 Hre2:21-u2n%
magazine. No experience neces-
sary, training. Clients established
for you. Nets $72K. Retiring.
$24,900. (941) 228-8110.:1-:3
2001 KAWASAKI NOMAD 1500'
stock pipes with K&N air filter,


603~~L 1\B L

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


Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near te
rst hlel 0f !er RunGof

15+ acs p~as ure & native ln
w/18092 SF living 38552 SF
total w/ca port & orches /
Large shed 1& 18 x4' multi-
purpose pavi ion. $2900
Bayside home, Englewo~od.
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000!
HIOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
and shops!
Great location! Commercial
zoned lot with 450't frontage
on north end of FI Ave.
$360,000!

mir o- grove in VIl Cig rus
$239,000!

thseerthlIe d1 ac tac in
for your new home! All three
haepaved rd frontage. Listed
for $100,000 each! Owners
moivated.
Sllrlocation! 10 ac Val

povee uit,idarai6 'ticel &
miro-jet irrigation. Also
frnsMoye Rd. $150,000!
5 ac E&M-40+ acs & Val-
2 acs grove in SW Htardee
Co has 12" well and new burIn.
Extensive reset progra~m.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!


NEW LISTING! New con-
struction, 4BR/2BA CB home
wncorenr aotin Wauch la
microwave. Call today for
more details! $153,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5m
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
20s 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!
Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8& acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
Bringdyour cano sand canmpe
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great prop-
e ty for weeati 90, ivest-

PRICE REDUCED! PEACIL
cIEIR iRONT~E At 06 w
Zoned R-1, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold
w/0.35rt ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite
NOW $34,500!
27& ac H-amlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


HReltor Associates
lio Gison (941)737-2800 Robert Jones/ (863)78)1-1423
Jerry C`onerly (863)445-0h66 John HI. G;m;/ (863)2731-1017
1)usty Albriltonl (86~3)7811-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-13796
Janl KnigIht (863)781-2345 Mge .Snan(6)6735
hindgulyl Santl~lan (863) 677-149 ali Ine (863) 381-2 21c


February 21, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7B






Cass fes-


Topsy See


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


JOHN H. ONEAL


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KENNY SAND)ERS..........781-0153
MONICA REAS,..,............773-9609
JUAN DE~LATIORRE.......781-1128


DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE~ NICHIOLSON


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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
3BR/2BA home for rent. Large
backyards in good neighborhood,
863-773-0065, 786-218-5236, 786-
218-5250. 2:14-21p
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 $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc


4lBR/1B HOUSE, $800 deposit,
$800 month. 786-251-2038.
2:21-3:6p
3BR/2B SINGLE WIDE mobile
home, 1/4 acre lot, Ft. Green.
$600 month, $600 security
deposit. 772-530-7047 or 772-336-
4411. 2:21P
NOW ACCEPTING application for
3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
Per month. First, last and $500
deposit. 773-2595, 781-3637, 781-
3638. 2:21-28p
3BR/1 1-1/2B newly remodeled,
$800 per month, 1st, last, securi-
ty. 781-7059. 2:14-21P
15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 1:31-2:2p


I
BLACK & TAN bloodhounds, $600
each, AKC registered, all shots.
863-767-1506 or 863-735-2803.
2:21-28p
YORKIE PUPPIES, AKC, will be
ready March 5. Taking deposits, 3
boys, 1 girl. 863-993-3204
2:21-3:6p
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


STAY AT HOME MOM seeking to
keep children in home, 5 1/2 yrs.
work experience as well' as a
CDA. Please call 863-244-83;12.
References available. 2:14-21p
CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
out, home or office! $10/hr. Call
Caroline 735-1579. 2:7-3:6p
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING -
Mattresses, pressure cleaning,
tile, upholstery. 863-773-6603.
2:7-3:6p
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free esti-
mates, 2:14-3:13p


5 ACRES, remodeled SW'MH with
screen porch & den, 25x50 pole
barn, shade house, chicken coop,
hog pens, 1/2 acre of irrigated
container nursery surface, more
than 1/2 wooded, $150,000.
Possible owner financing w/20%
down and wac. Call Randy or
Silvia 863-735-1511 "blueberry
hill" 2:21p

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


Az.epand opnpats n


*Rental ttes beginning at $524 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
*Rental Assistance druallble for gQualitled Appicants *
*Handicap Units deallab~le *

860 Pleasant Way Bowling G~ree.,n, ft

(863) 375-4138
Monday ~iday 9:Ol d.4. 12:00 Noon


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Liceensed & Insured

Experienced Tree Surgery "s,
*Aeriall Bulcket Trucks Wlood Chipper
*Stumpl Grinder Front End Loadr ~t
*Dump Trulck Land Clearing
*Pond Digging Excav'ation

Environlmenltally Responlsible 863-'781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency SpecialistS ad Glcill:22tic


JOANN E'S CLEANING

SERVICE

Houses- Interior & Exterior
We Do Windows
'\U W \JOanne Pruett





IPARKER FILL, DIRT|


Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimatles Insured 26 years expen'ence
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mi
*MO VE -IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1'B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
Iow deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


c ar OvLv zonedu ~-1 rl l ACEr Hardware. /L ac. s terea y.iu
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post offce. $70,000.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfyiew Drive. $80,000.
Main building 3200 sq. ft~, storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft US 17 frontage.



STEVE SENN


Bo Espino Bo says.... Mike Adcox
Auto Technician "LI WOnl't be undersold!!" Auto Technician












TR UC K DR IV ER/
RESOURCE RECOVERY OPERAiTOR
PAY RATE: $19, 807.56 ($9.52) $27,304.94 ($13.13)
Wanted for the Hardee County Landfill. This position
requires skilled work in the operation of semi- truck with
tanker trailer, ten-wheeler tandem axle and related equip-
ment. Must be able to interrupts and follow rules and reg-
ulations pertaining to the hauling of wastewater. Ability to
make minor repairs. Physical agility to assist in
loading/unloading.
Must have a Hiqh School Diploma or GED.
Valid FL Class 'A4" CDL with tanker
endorsement is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on the County website: www. hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. EOE-F/M/V
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O ~Florida Institute For
4Neurologic Rehabilitation,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEw STARTING PAY FoR ENTRY LEVEL PIosmToNs
is $10.00 PER Hous!
Minimum Requiremenzts are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older anzd no
disqualifyinzg criminal offenses.
C.N.A--Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
revi.C.N.A. Lcense,s AAlu AS, BA or BS preferred.

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 nursing experience.
RN--Ni ht shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's& LPN's for TLF--Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale! and is a
DFWP and EOE. l:4l


Steve Senn // 1
417 CR 665 Ona, FL '/
735-2333
941-650-2888 celi
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263







Customer' s WVanted!

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


3 BR, 2 B, 2+ ac res. close-in, pond and1 slcel frame barn. $239,900.
Call SherricelP ?-
Beautiful 3 BR, '.5 B on 5.7 ares near Mlanatee Co. line. $449,000.
Call Cindy.
4 commercial lots. Rwy 17. Bowling GreenII $200.000li
10 ac. Valencial grlve. Impu~ted &c:lruin nic. $1b.000H~ per ac. Call
David.

3 c. wth 101 nI ~(il-ll..ni 10~L; all~ci'I. ac. beau)Oltifull oaks,

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


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773-44078

Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service


Equal Housing Opportunity


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Special~
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$100/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
. M dTooSOd*Hard an


2BR, 2B, In 'lawn
$124,900


Cas ies-


D)EMOLITION
*Fill Dirt*Th-e Removal*
*Stump Removal Dragine *
*'I~ack Hoe Land Clearing *
*Shell* Clay*Top Soil*
*Bulldozer Dump 'Irucks *
(aS3s) 7:ss-24Is




















DO YOU NH oE as pr mm wt
me ts Monda ad iTthu sad
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
Gae and Church St.,1Bowli g
-ren 125f
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Sci min ihed esc & r s,eandn
Landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfclnc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Ro atd# 5,the SFCC7 A~nonre
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc

in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-7, 312
So th ath Ave., Wauchula. 2Misc.
SATURDAY 8-7, 322 Riverside
Drive, TV, lawnmower, baby'
clothes, baby items. 2:21p
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. noon, 216
Park Dr., Wauchula. Many misc.
items. 2:21p


TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
li esed and insured. 83 280
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p
I WILL. CLEAN andeo ganize yur
estimates. 375-4048. 2:21-3:20p
UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'II
make it shine again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-773-6713.
2:21-3:202
NATIONAL MOTOR CLUB bring-
ing security protection and saving
to individuals and families for
ol d e4 acmonh Yun wl eiv
and Rx discounts, hospital reim-

tbhee U., Caaa an Meio ua3
hr a day, 365 year. Call 1-877-289-
4730 or 863-299-9289. Represen-
tative needed. 2:21-3:20p


FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 7-4,
301 G'eorgia Street, Wauchula.
Clothes curtains, 2-seater 2%c -
AMBER WOODS FOUNDATION
yard sale BBQ and car wash,
Sunday, 9-?, Stenstrom Rd.,
Wauchula, old skating rink.
Donations accepted. 2:21p


ATENTI N! State Statutes 489-
A1T9 Sect on 5 Paragraph B and
Hard e Coutya OdnD re ui 0
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in sto k










Other Antique
Machinery
-.Stearn Engine
*Wh istles
*MOtors
Sand so forth
Call:
S(863) 375-4575
or
(863) 781-0415
cl2 2128


***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
ULLRTC' U E HEAR PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773.
6448.
7:18tfc



USED BABY BED OR BASSINET.
863-773-4674. 2:21p


SATURDAY, 8-?, 614 East Saun-
ders Street, Wauchula. Little of
ALL WE SALE AII kind 2o"
beds, lots of clothing, 25e each,
als clthes racks Plews pick up
age. 2:21c
FRIDAY ONLY Stroller-carseat
combo, swings, highchair, play-
pen, ns of oys, Dixie Drive, BiGP
BIG YARD SALE Friday Feb. 22
and Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m. -
2p.m. 96 Badger Loop, Ona.
Participants are welcome, space
is free. 941-286-0664 for more

MSSION TRIP FUNDRAISER at
Lydia's House, 601 North Florida
Ave. Friday and Saturday, 8-2:2.
ESTATE SALE -Friday and
Saturday, 8-?, 115 N. 2nd Street,
Wauchula. 2:21p


They are iII discoverers that think there is no land, when they
can see nothing but sea.


Rehab aide position available in outpatient and rehab
hospital setting. Must be dependable. High school
diploma or GED required. On-the-job training. Five
days a week including Saturdays. Applications taken at
The Therapy Center, 1330 Hwy 17 South, or call 767-
0111 for more information. cl2:21c



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FIL DIR IN


Short Timne Job Ba\nkruplcy Repo Slow Pay \
Just mee~t ourl easy Irquircmentt s anld you ar-e c~on~ll;thoonlly
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN ~
*Low monthly payments* Comrpetitive Rates~ Not Iluy Ilere-Pay~ Hcre
Established C~redi Late Model Cars & T~ruck\ Call Inow for you~r c~redlil anlr val on our 2I -1 hr. telI tave
You must meet ourlendr' a ~dit st~dulds Incm; n r00 ityIrequirements upply.









20 Acre Hamlin Grv nRpbi ra. Price right for a
quick sale! $210,000.
Hwyv 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David H~itchcoc~k @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwvy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000-
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.corn cl221c


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"Fr llYou Drywl Nee5

David Cole, Owner

863-2 14- 1471

LICENSED INSURED





KELLER WILL~IAMS.


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SH LS TAPME T a

3 Bed room Apartments

Located at:

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

For Rental Info & Appl ications:

The Pa Ims
at
83 73 3809877"

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity cl:431c


* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10"' well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5-t ac.
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By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


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A SMPL MATEROFTRUST
A story I heard the other day has stayed with me, so much so
that I want to pass it along to you, too. It's not all that profound,
but maybe its strength lies in its very simplicity. See what you
think.
Out for a drive one day near his home in Vermont, Frederick
Buechner pulled over to mull his options, none of which seemed
especially appealing. Problems consumed him, and he wondered
how he'd ever find a way out.
Another car drove by, slowly enough so that Buechner could
read the license plate. It was one of those "message" plates with
lettering instead of numbers, and it spelled out the word TRUST.
Now, you and I might not think it was much, nothing more than
another vanity license plate. But it had a deep and lasting impact
on Buechner.
He realized: I have forgotten to trust; I have forgotten that
Divine Providence will see me through these problems.
Buechner drove off with a new determination to put his trust
in the Lord, where it belonged.
His life took a new and positive turn. An ordained minister, he
even delivered a sermon about the experience.
Not too long after that, someone stopped by to see him, some-
one who had heard him speak. As you might guess, it was the man
who'd been driving that car, the one with the TRUST license plate.
Even though the plate was nothing more than an expression of
pride in his work as trust officer at a local bank he was
amazed at the effect it had had. So amazed, in fact, that he replaced
his plates and presented the original TRUST to Buechner as
a memento of the occasion.
Not a profound story, as I said, but a nice one, with a couple
of solid messages.
One is obvious, and that one, of course, is to trust in the Lord
always. Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible abound
with r-eminder~s of how important that is. "Trust in the Lord with all
your heart," says Proverbs, "and do not rely on your own insight."
And then there's the second message, the one that tells us that
at an1y time in our lives, no matter how unaware of it we may be at
the time, we caln become messengers of God and instruments of
H-is divine plan.
And that TRUST license plate?. You probably won t be sur-

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scious symbol of gang mentality.
Once you learn to recognize gang graffiti, you begin to see it
everywhere: at schools, in public restrooms, on buildings, fences,
walls, tralfic signs. Gang graffiti is the work of gangs claiming
their tur~f or disrespecting other gangs.
In a three-hour seminar in Lake Placid, nationally renowned
expert on gang activity John, Reis, a retired lieutenant from
Prlovidecnce, R.I., and a certified gang recognition specialist, said
law-enliorcement agencies across the country describe gang activi-
ty as getting worse. Gang activity has grown beyond inner cities
into smaller communities and suburbs, and even into rural areas.
Reis described "scavenger" gangs as those where control is
loosely held, leaders change frequently, certain behaviors are
agreed upon, and both legal and illegal activities are undertaken.
Scavenger gangs are. spinoffs of the tightly organized gangs in
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, which often adopt a military
str-ucture and have a strong hierarchy and strict rules of discipline.
Gang involvement is often generational. Gangs raise and educate
loyal disciples and place them strategically into society as lawyers,
police officers, educators and judges, just as the Mafia in its bey-
day used to do.
Gang members use hand signs, graffiti, jewelry and tattoos to
represent their membership in a gang and to communicate or show
their gang affiliation to other-s. Each street gang has its own signs,
symbols, signals, dress and colors.
There is no greater humiliation for a street gang than to have
its symbols insulted by rival gangs. If you see graffiti in which a
gang symbol is upside down, backwards or crossed out, it is a put-
down to that gang and was probably done by a rival gang member.
TIhis type of disr-espect often results in gang violence.
Graffiti is one of the first indications that gangs are in a neigh-
bor-hood. To, the gang member, graffiti is a marking of territorial
boundar-ies and serves as a warning and a challenge to rival gangs.
Gangs will place graffiti on any available space: walls, street signs,
bathroom walls, your- neighbor's fence or your own. The purpose
of graffiti is to glorify the gang.
Schools ar~e fertile recruiting territory, and gang graffiti is ram-
pan~t. Children with low self-esteem and those from abusive or dys-
functional homes are especially vulnerable.
Sometimes a child gets involved with a gang inadvertently, as
in the case where a bully threatened to beat up a boy after school.
Thle boy went to another boy for help, not knowing he was a mem-
ber of a gang. The boy escaped the beating, but now he was asso-
ciated with the gang that protected him, which was at odds with a
rival gang that had 50 members. So now, instead of having one
enemy out to get him, he had 50.
Getting out of a gang is difficult. One boy wanted out so badly
his parents moved across the country. The gang located him with-
in two months and beat him nearly to death. He suffered permanent
hearing loss and lost the sight of one eye.
Female gang involvement is on the rise. Several all-girl gangs
have sprung up in the past few years, each even more violent and
vicious than their male counterparts.
In today's society, with parents giving their children more and
moren f~reedom Indl often leaving them home alone, the allure of
gangs can be powerful. Gangs appear to offer friendship and pro-
tection.
But gangs are not social institutions. They thrive on fear and
intimidation.
Reis urges clergy, educators and parents to become aware of
gang dynamics and recognize gang graffiti. He maintains education
and understanding are major steps in dealing with this escalating
scourge on society.
Re~ader-s m~ay e-malil Chip Balla~rd at chlipkyle746@emnbarq-
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G;ANG;S: A SCIOURGEI ON SOCIETY
Ilaiaree C'ounty is still reeling from the severity and extent of
the reccent vandalism atr Harde~e Junior H-igh School in Waulchula
Ilills, where "SURI 1.3" was spray-Painted liberally among the
wreckage.
The vandals served six days in juvenile detention in Bartow,
wer~e placed on house arrlest andl given 100 hourIs ofI community ser-
vice.
That ouighta teach the rascals!
Gang activity is stretching its tendrils into every community in
the country. Not long ago I saw my neighbors out in his backyard
early one Sunday morning blasting his privacy Ience with a pres-
sure cleaner. I stopped to ask what was going on.
Sometime in the night vandals had spray-painted gang sym-
bols on his fence: SUR 13; an upside down cr-own; the "F" word,
followed by the personal pronoun "YouI.
SUR 1.3 is a Mexican gang. The upside down crown is a sign
of disrespect to a gang calledl Latin Kings. "F:--- You" is an uncon-


Since our dog, F~rog, has been moved into the city, he seems a
bit lonely. If' a strange dog! happens by the house, he'll stand mn the
window aInd whine. If ive'reI. in thle CarI.IIC ande Sees anlother. dog by
the road, he'll stare: until eye contact is no longer possible. Then'
he'll flop down on the back seat and moaun like he's dying.
"It's sad," I said to Jill. "It's like he's been separated from his
species.
"We coulld take him to the dog park," she suggested.
"I don't know. I've driven past it and there wer~e a hundred dogs
in there, and I'm a1 little afraid of strange dogs "
After weeks of brow-beating, I agreed to go one Sunday alfter-
noon. It was just as I expected: The place was writhing with strange
dogs. The leashes hanging along the fence looked like some sad,
but colorful, mass dog memorial.
"I'm not going in." I said.
"Mom, it'll be all r~ight. You just gotta~ have a~ little faith." Jill
encouraged.
"Forget it, 1I' wait in the car. ,
"No you won'tt" she ground out, Now,. come on! It'll be tine!
Like any coward, I let Jill go in tirst and I followedJ, Sulre that
there would be a scene. Much to mly surpprise, F~rog's nose went to
the ground and even though there must hlave been at least <>ne dog
of every kinow\n breetd in rthere, the dogs allI ignored us. Jillian and
1fo~und a picnic table and sat dow\n. Frog contented himself with
thor-oughly checking oult the patch of' grass near the gate.
"This isn't so bad .." I began, and then I noticed that Frog was
standing still as a statue, his nose in the air, his eyes fixed on a bas-
sett hound that wa3s staring avidly back. By now' it was apparent
that ever-y other dog in the place had noticed the new arrlival, and
Fro stood there frozen, the object of some pretty ser-ious canine

Then, as though someone had blown a silent whistle, here they
all came on the gallop.
"This is it!" I hissed. "H-e's a dead dog!"
"No, he's not. You just gotta have a little faith."
My nails dug into my palms as a rottw~eiler flashed past, fo~l-
lowed closely by, of all things, a great dane. While I watched, hor-
rified, Frog disappeared under the bodies of some 50 animals.
"Yep, it's over," I said. "He's gonna be tornn to shreds. You get
whatever's left of his collar and 1IIl contact the coroner-."
"Mom, he's fine . look.
Much to my amazement, Fr~og reacted like a~ champ. He fell
over on his back and allowed each dog to sniff him and then he
raced off, one of the pack, glorious in his fr~eedomn.
"Told you." Jill said, grinning.
"Well, I'll be!" Isaid, amazed.
No sooner- had I relaxed than I tur-ned and found myself eye-
to-eye with the great dane. Out of some 40 people at the dog par-k,
this massive canine zer-oed in on the one person who wias likely to
have a coronary prompted by his mere presence.
I smiled nervously the universal human symbol of greeting
-- and the dog tilted his head, regarding me with dr-oopy eyes.
'Then I remembered that, to a dog, smiling is regar-ded as a show of
teeth, and my smile turned abruptly into a closed-mouthed gri-
mace,
"Jill .."
"Don't make any sudden moves," she advised, giggling.
"Come on, Zeus," a male voice said, "you're scaring the lady."
Jill grinned at me as I expelled the breath I had been holding
and watched the huge dog tr~ol towar-d the exit, looking for all the
wor-ld like a race horse lining uip at the boarding gate.
There were a few close calls. A couple dogs that had chips on
their withers had to be br~ou~ght down1; a)C peg 1~or by the pack, but
in the end I only got a couple newl gray hairs and nobody got torn
to shreds.
FRog had a blast, in the way only a healthy, slightly neurotic
dog can.
All in all, it was a relatively pleasant experience.
As we left, a couple were entering with an A~laskan husky. The
woman had the same expression on her face that I'd wor~n ear-lier
when we had arrIived.
"It'II be all right," I assured her as Friog anid the husky touched
noses and greeted each other ecstatically. "Y'ou just gotta have a~ lit
tle faith, that's all."


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Children 's Day
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5:30 Farm Credit Livestock Buvers Dinner Civic Center
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5:OO Midwuay Op~ens
7:OO Prince & Prin~ceSS Pageant _Civic Center
7:OO Ranch Rodeo-- WIild Cowv M~ilking, Bull Riding. Team Sorting,
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During the' past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 17, Aaron Lynn Myer~s, 22, of' 4185 Sasser Ro~ad, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lylte Hanrt and charged with larceny
- petit theft.
Feb. 17, a residential burg:- on Peterson Street, criminal
mischief 4t South Florida Avenue and Alec Hendry Road and a
theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Feb. 16, Cirilo Arroyo, 25, of 767 LaPlaya St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged
with DUI.
Feb. 16, Judy Ann Snell, 34, of 1227 Weston Court, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.
Feb. 16, Richard Lee Hines, 38, of 2687 Morrow Allen Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with two counts battery.
Feb. 16, Gabriel Nino, 22, General Delivery, Mascotte, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with criminal mis-
chief damage to property.
Feb. 16, residential burglaries on South Hammock Road and
on SR 64 East, a fight at Pine Cone Trailer Park, criminal mischief
on Doc Coil Road, and a theft on Mine View Road were reported.
Feb. 15, Elizabeth Danielle Deleon, 23, of 716 PAvon St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged
with DUI.
Feb. 15, Sharon Juanita Allgood, 41, of 2319 U.S. 98, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on a charge: of with-
holding child support.
Feb. 15, residential burglaries on Murray Road and on Carlton
Street, and thefts on Azalea Lane and on Terrell Road were report-
ed.
Feb. 14, Cedric Taylor, 31, of 325 Tuskegee SI., Wauchula,
and James Bell, 50, of 1529 Lincoln St., were arrested by Det. Clay
Nicholson and each charged with destroying or tampering with evi-
dence. Taylor was also charged with possession of cocaine and
detained on a violation of probation charge. Bell was also charged
with possession of cocaine with intent to sell/manufacture, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, fraud by giving a false ID to a law
enforcement officer and driving with knowledge of a suspended
lienb. 14, Noemi Salgado, 20, of 139 Erler Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Feb. 14, Freddie Carlton, 52, of 4390 Stevens Carlton Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of non-
suppor f, Hd engt on U.S. 17 North and a vehicle stolen on SR
66 were reported.
Feb. 13, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, business bur-
glaries on U.S. 17 North and on West Broward Street, criminal mis-
chief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on Altman Road were reported.
Feb. 12, Briana Renee Hamilton, 18, of 370 Fisher Lane,
Merritt Island, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on two counts of
failure to appear in court.
Feb. 12, Matthew Akeem Middleton, 18, of 120 Citrus Ave.,
Arcadia, and Tequilla Summersett, 25, of 1184 S.W. Melody Dr.,
Arcadia, were arrested by the county wide Drug Task Force and
each chafged with possessiltin of marijuana and possession of drug
paran ernalia.,JVidddletanthwas also charged with driving while
Feb. 12, a residential burglary on Erldr Road, a vehicle stolen
on U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 and River Road,
and thefts on SR 62 and SR 64 West were reported.
Feb. 11, Oscar Soto, 18. of 2244 Greenleaf Road, Zolfo




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F~eb. 11, a theft on Rust Avenue was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 17, criminal mischief on Church Avenue was reported.
Feb. 16, Luis Miguel Urioso, 19, of 716 N. Seventh Ave.,
W~auchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged
with criminal mischief damage to property.
Feb. 15, Baldomero Anzelmo,.21, of 716 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cp. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged
with damage to property criminal mischief.
Feb. 13, Jose Hernandez Trejo, 19, of 4000 Middle Drive,
Bowlin'g Green, was arrested by Ofe. Jereme Bridges and charged
with two counts battery, disorderly intoxication and trespassing--
failure to leave property when requested.
Feb. 13, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.
Feb. 13, criminal mischief on West Main Street was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS .
Feb. 16, Raymundo Sierra, 21, of 1725 Ratliff Road, Wau-
c~hula, was arrested by Ofe. Lance Paul and charged with two
counts of battery.
Feb. 16, criminal mischief on SR 66 was reported.
Feb. 14, Ediberto Padillo, 21, of 113 Fifth Street West, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofe. Eric Fotherington, and charged with
hit and run failure to stop and remain at a crash scene and dri-
ving while license suspended. At the jail, Dep. Earl Harrison also
detained him on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Feb. 12, a residential burglary on Bluebird Lane and a fight at
Fifth and Hickory were reported.


Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wr~ighlt on a charrge of` con-
tempt of court violation of an injunction forl protection.
Feb. 11, Roberto Leon Sweikowski, 56, of' 2433 L~isa Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Feb. 11, a residential burglary on McEwen Road, a fight on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, and thefts on Altman Road, U.S. 17
North and John Holt Road were reported.
WAiUCHULA
Feb. 17, criminal mischief on East Summitt Street was report-
ed.
Feb. 16, Shane Dylan Shepar~d, 18, of 612 E. Bay St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofe. William Smith and charged with
battery.
Feb. 16, Baldemar Hernandez, 18, of 2045 Petteway Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofe. William Smith and charged with
'openly carrying a prohibited weapon.
Feb. 14, Charlie Taylor Jr., 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Feb. 14, a vehicle on North Florida Avenue was reported
stolen.
Feb. 13, Stephen Ray Hutchison, 19, of 3395 Nursery Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with
kidnap of a minor interfering with custody.
Feb. 13, burglary of a conveyance on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue and a theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.
Feb. 12, criminal mischief on Orange Place and on South
Seventh Avenue were reported.


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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.
Feb. 28 Girls/Boys Tennis Braden River HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball Booker HOME 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 29 Boys Tennis Avon Park HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball All Saints' HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 3 Girls Softball Avon Park Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid Awity 6:00 p.m.
March 4 Girls Tennis Fort Meade Away 4:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis Fort Meade HOME 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring Away 7:30 p.m.
March 6 Girls Softball Palmetto HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first boys weightlifting
meet will be Monday at home, a
fundraiser' for Relay For Life
against arch rival DeSoto.
Everyone is invited to the
field house to get a look at the
2008 team in its first outing.
There are a couple of com-
petitors for each of the weight
hiiioselcet I8 bMany o
nized as football players getting
in shape for the upcoming
spring drills and game against
Lake Wales at home.
John Miller and Tony Martin-
ez may compete at the 119
level, with Murad Otallah and
Terrance Medlock going at 129.
Jeremy Aguilar and the Davis
twins, Carson and Conner will
be at 139 and Wade Mahoney,
ehllp wI to land Charlie
Senior Jordan Grimsley,
junior David Newcomb and
freshman Jarius Lindsey lift at
169 and Kris Rossman, Postene
Louisjeune, Lance Mason, Sky-
lar Alden and Cody Hernandez


March with a visit to Sebring,
one of several preparing lifters
for the sectionals which will be
held there.
Coaches Tim Price and David
Mahoney are still culling the
schedule and roster and may
have additions or subtractions
from either as the season gets
under way.


are at 183.
Logan Battles, Nick Battles,
Tyler Alden and Devon Harris
are in the 199 class, with Carlos
Ramirez, Brett Tyson and Alex
Lanier at 219. Finally, at heavy-
weight are Jorge Lopez, Jordan
Baker and Kevin Godwin.
The tentative roster and
schedule continues in early


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Varsity Baseball


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three Lady Wildcats soft-
ball games last week were a
toss-up.
They lost on a shut-out on
Monday, were rained out on
Tuesday and beat Santa Fe
Catholic on Thursday.
This week's only game was
-Tuesday at Fort Meade. Next
week, the girls go to Sebring on
Tuesday, host Sarasota Booker
on Thursday and greet All
Saints' Academy on Friday. The
two home games are varsity-
only at 6 p.m.
Against Braden River at
home last Monday, a lack of
communication played havoc
for the Lady -Wildcats. The
.Lady Pirates plated~ a pair of
f~uiis in the ~first inning, went
down quietly in the second,
added three more in the third
inning, were one-two-three in
the fourth and put seven runs on


ats Split
the board in the top of the fifth,
Meanwhile, Hardee spaced
hits by Amber Steedley, Paige
Avery and Lola Rivera, with
none able to get beyond second
base.
After Tuesday's rain-out at
home against Avon Park, a
strong practice on Wednesday
prepared the girls for Thurs-
day's trip to Lakeland to take on
Santa Fe Catholic.
Hardee opened with seven
batters going to the plate and
four coming around to score.
Chelsey Steedley singled to left
and Amber Steedley followed
suit. A Kristen Robertson dou-
ble brought the first runner
home. Kristina Garcia kept it
up, scoring both teammates.
She came home on a stolen
base, passed ball and error.
Hardee led 4-0.
In the home half of the
inning, the Lady Knights used a
walk, double to left, stolen base


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Former Wildcat punter Travis Tubbs continues his high-stepping ways in collegiate
football. Recently completing his third season at Webber International University at
Babson Park, the general business major received the 2007 First Team Conference
punter award and captain's award. The 2005 Hardee High grad is the son of Talmadge
and Cyndi Albritton of Wauchula.
in the controversial I~terary work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, there is a char-
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and overthrow to get two runs.
They held Hardee scoreless in
the top of the second, leaving
Paige Clark and Chelsey Steed-
ley stranded. Santa Fe added
three scores in the bottom of the
second on a combination of
walks and a Brittany Grimes
homer, taking a 5-4 advantage.
Elvira Servin and Chelsea
Owens were left on base in the
third frame. But, in the fourth,
Hardee evened the score with a
Chelsey Steedley hit, back-to-,
back stolen bases anda
Robertson sacrifice.
Hardee got a five-run bat-
around in the top of the fifth.
Servin began it with a single
and Heather St. John followed
suit. An Owens single loaded
the bases. With one away, Clark
singled to score a pair of team-
mates. Chelsey Steedley
brought two more in with a
triple to left field, but was
caught trying to make it an in-
the-park homer.
Amber Steedley got it going
again with a single, advancing
on errors, and ready to score on
a Robertson single before the
final out of the inning.
A pair of walks and double
put two runs on the board for
Santa Fe in the home half of the
fifth, and final, inning. The rally
was halted, and Hardee claimed
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Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-01470
PO. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off H~wy. 17
375-2295

De icgo Eel i m.....94 1 In
Servicio de Pdrecacion ........5 :00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH

Mri3365 Siouth (JS 1103 7 .
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

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


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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9':45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m-
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .. ............9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .. .........11I:00 a.m.
eund aey Ng Wrh .....6: pm

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
eonns aWors pr .......11 :000 am.


UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m-
Morning Worship ........... .....1 1:00 a.m-
Eveningd yorshipN f ids......6:00 p.m.

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APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
"~Rd.
Su~ndy School .. ...........10:00 a.m-
Englishg Service ... .........1 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m-
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH

225.Mi S CAityU Hall
Ataditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday ................................100:0 a.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday ... ..............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Mentv Leadership &~ Tmrainin Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


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APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100 1:0
Sunday Morning .................. 6:00 a.m.
n Tedy EC yr Meeti g....7:00 pm
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy 17 South
M rni Worshi ........10:30 a.m
Yoonh Group Snay ......6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School .. ...........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 630 p m.
W e n s ay ............................: pm
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St*
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m-
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m-
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m-
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ......................5:00 p.m-
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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


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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
SGrape & Church Streets 375-2340

Murin So thip ..... ....1 400 am
Youth Fellowship ..................5:00 p.mn.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

M IACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTISaT CeHURCH
Churc School t 9:3 am
Churh Scool......................30 ~ m
Morning Service ..................1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.mn.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ l1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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


celebrated parade of Presidents of the United States of
Amerlea. Differing in physical stature and personality,
possessing their own distinctive style of leadership and political
a glenda...ea~ch of our Presidents, however unique, has shared one
COmiton goal, to lead QUf COUntry.
Each has shared in the guidance of our nation and in furthreri'ng
the deoinCratic pf0CeS5 On which our nation was built They gave
of their ideas, their energies, and in amne terrible instances their
very lives.
This; year on Presidents' Day, let's6 reflect on our hirstory...on
"G~od and Country'...and pray for the future of our nation as we
aonlinue to support our Commandrersin-Chief in their march


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


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ZOLFO SPRINGS

I'9EW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School Hoouse Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586


Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .. .........10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.mn.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA IIISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........l1:00 a.m.
.......... ..... ........................... 7 0 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .. ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m.

La boy Eloa h po h.........7-9 p.m.

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

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones..........................10:0 a.m.
Doctrina......... ..11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .. ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
.Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................8:0 p.m .
Sabado Liga de lovenes ........5:00 p.m.

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



SEEDS
,4 FROMTH

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Mener.Georgi


A boy came to school shouting,
"Teacher. I've got a baby brother.
You ought to see his tiny toes. his
curly hair and his bright eyes.
"What's the nicest thing about
him?" she asked.
"Just having him," he answered.
Iwantyou to know that Ihave the
Savior. He's my Companion to
cheer, my Deliverer to liberate, my
Guide to direct; my Jesus to save,
my Strength to empower. my
Teacher to instruct.
But should you ask, "What's the
nicest thing about Him?" Like the
boy i~d say, "Just having Him."
Do you have Him? You may.
Receive Him now, won't you?


WAUCHULA

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

Every FridMIN Tvin EaS 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m-
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m-
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.mn.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Sudy ........6:30 p.m.

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

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l1 :00 a.m-
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
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Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l 1:00 a.m-
Evening Worship .. ..........6:00 p.m-
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 pm.m-

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ......11.l:00 a.m.
Evening Service .... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S204 N. 9TH7 Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service...............10:00 a.m.

ST. MICHAEIA s
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ............:......7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................1 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SECOND CHANCE BIBLE

1511 US Hwy1 RNH- 873-1148
Sunday School .......................9: 15 a.m.
M rnin Worsi ........1: m.

SBC Aff~iliationl

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 11 Ith Ave. 7739927
Sabbath Sc ~of .....................9:30 a.m.
Morni Paver h eti g .. .. ....:0 p~m

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

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

TABERNACLE OF


PRAISE &r JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1 1:30 a.m.
E enin Wo ship ......... ... .....7:00 p.m


Frda Childl ~ain .....7 00 p nt


WAUCHULA

i WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD .
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Mornin Worsship .. .......1:1 a.m.

Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
SWAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Andei-son
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m-
Church................................;..0 0 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.mn.
Evening Srvice ............7 00 p~m


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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6i: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
17203 9.Main

Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6j:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO` SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trkail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak HIll15 Ranch Rd.)

Sunday ..........,.....................10:00 a.mn.

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INc.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
SMorning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Eeedn dWorsi .. ........7:30 pm

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwance 735-0114
Bible Study ... ....1.... : 0 :0 a.m.
Worship Service ... .........11I:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
SSunday School ....................10:00 a.m-
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a T.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHKULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LAT'TER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ............... .9:00 a.m.
S nday School ....................10 00 am

*COMMUNITYSIAGifHTHUSE

Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Momning . ......... 16:00 am

Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .. .........1 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
Piaise &( Worship .. .........10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p~m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m-
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m-
Evening Worship ... .........6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper ... .......5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M&r M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music &i Missions~ 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).... ........6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr: 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).... ............6:30 p.m
( Youth Worshrip for gr:9- 12)
FIRS BAPTS CUCH

713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9):45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........l1I:00 a.m
Predicacion ..........................l1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243


Ch 121 gaoder)a i ...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.
PreKI3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
~.................................6:30-8:0 p.m.
Jalm Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:0 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF


Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. i00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................70 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. l1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

ME FHODTSUT HUDRCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worshlip..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45S a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministr~ies ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m-
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

COM UIY CNIERCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .. .........9..5:30 a.m.
Worship .............. ....10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ... ..............6:00 p.m.
Miercoles.....l..........................:0 p.m.


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

JEHIOVAIP'SGWITNESSES

Sny155 Al mn an Rad 1 100 3 m.

Tuesday Eveniing ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.


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re corpo-ate executives RC'MA centers so that they are
nt workers, have the fluent in English upon entry to
pacity to learln," said kindergarten. RICMA assesses
Mainster. RiCMA's its preschoolers three times a
e director. "It's the year to gauge their impr~ove-
f the learning experi- ment in seven critical domains
their early years that of learning. Results show
e their futures. RCMA's curriculum and ap-
A is grateful to Centro proach to this at-risk population
no for its generous is successful. In 2006-07,
of the after-school RCMA's Hardee County pre-
lnd to the many volun- schoolers increased an average
he Mennonite Church, of 58 percent in all seven leanm-
lated their time and ing domains
renovate this building Florida's largest non-profit
r-school programs.," child-care provider, RCMA is
said. funded by local, state and feder-
nite volunteers, com- al grants, as well as the gen-
partners and RCMA erosity of businesses, individu-
Board members from als, the United Way and other
ut Florida were among organizations. Donations and
guests who attended volunteers are always welcome.
mony, which featured Starting with 75 children in
RCMA preschoolers three centers, RCMA now
over-sized scissors to serves nearly 8,000 children in
ellow ribbon. more than 70 centers, two char-
d by Mennonite vol- ter. schools and other programs
S1965 in the Redlands in rura~il areas of 21 Florida
area of southern counties, 2,000 children are on
ade County, RCMA is waiting lists. More than half of
Profit, non-sectarian the centers are nationally
in based in Immokalee accredited.
es nearly 8,000 chil- RCMA has a staff of more
ore than 70 child-ca~re thhm 1,600 employees, of whom
21 Florida counties. approximately 85 percent are
SHardee County since Latino, as are approximately 85
MA has three centers percent of the families served
Inty which served 188 by RCMA.
Sthe 2006-07 season. The goal of all RCMA pro-
language acqua ition grams is to enable the children
ity for- children sp all and families we serve to partici-
pate fully in the same opportu-
nities for education, health and
~e social development that other
Florida families enjoy.
dwn* RCMA strongly advocates
for parent involvement in its
programs and has been a source
)m of encouragement to the farm
& Snack workers and other members of
the communities we serve.
Approximately 85 percent of
ee Academy RCMA's funding is derived
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67-0639 The mission, stated simply, is
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office. After the 2004-05 hurri-
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PUIC NOCNTICg El
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting asthe 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 request:
Agenda No.
08-09
Bouldin Holdings 2 Inc. by and through the Authodized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan to constructioperate Phase 1
consisting of mini-warehouses and rental office entitled Stronghold Storage
on 19.45MOL acres of the 33MOL acres-parent-parce)WhFed C-2 (General
Commercial) in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land I)$6 District
On or abt W si of US Hwy 17
N of Old Dixie Hwy 1733250000065200000
2 re--parent-prel
Com NW corn NEll4 of NEIl< 9 4 f for POB S 1226 ft E to W RIW US 17 Nily
along RIW line US 17 to N I~ne of Sec W to pt 150 ft E of NW corn NEll4 of
NEll4S94ftW i50ftto POB S 17,T3S R25E 05

08-10
James L. CaritonlJake L. Carton 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 orabt Nsi of E Yain St
E of Boyd Cowart Rd 01 34 250000 07410 00001
20MOL ac Wil2 of SE114 of NNil4 S01, T34S R2SE


08-11
Earl D. Smith requests a VarianCO to locate a 40'x60' storage building
on an 81,2SOMOL-sq-ft-lt zoned R-l, 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 33 250810 00001 0027
8 $50iMOL-sq-ft Lot 27 and Lot 28 LESS E 25 ft, Vista del Sol S/D
Si7, T33S, R25E


Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Resort LLC by and through the Authorized
Representative requests a Variance to the setbacks for the lots in the Tonrey
Oaks RV & GolfResort S/D to allow for the location of sheds; lots located in
the Residendal Mixed UseFutumeLand UneDist
On or abt N side of Bostick Rd
w atuS HWy17 17 3325 0000 08150 0000
19.55MOL ac E1/2 of SWil4 of SEit4 LESS Bostick Rd RIW
317,T33S,R25E

Roger Coniey, Chairman, Planning(Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
wili hold a

PUBLIC HEARING,
Thursday, MARCH 20, 2008, 8:35 A.M.

and to receive a recommendation from the Planninglnoning 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 Pl public hearing. This is aDisabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at ioast two (2) working days prior
to the SCC Dublic hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with

reai',d osutyo esl)po nsl ar aealale ffn ntbliinspCtin uino whP kdauas
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9"h 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
atthe public hearings will need to ensure verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 02:14,21C


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SCHOOL, CAPITAL OUTLAY



The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a measure

t0 amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects

preVIOusly advertised for the 2007 to 2008 school year.



New projects to be funded:


improvements and site development


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on

February 25, 2008, at 5:01 P.M. in the School Board meeting

rOom located at 200 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.



A DECISIO N on the pro posed amend ment to the projects fund ed

frOm CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting.
,2:21


4C The Herald-Advocate, February 21, 2008


vs. Amny R. McQuaig, modifi-
cationll of child sup~ort.
Jecnniferl Mald~onado( vs. Isaac
Maldlonadlo, injunction for pro-
tect~ion.
Willie Carpenter vs. Lendy
!;r;ham, injunction, n forl pro"tec-

Suza~rnna Escobedo vs. Juan
Es~cobedol Jr., voluntary dis-
mlissal of temnporary injunction
for protection.
Donna Marlie Eures vs. Gary
Lece Grlisson, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction
forl pr-otection.
Fr-eda E. Kersey vs. Arlie W.
Ker-sey Sr., order extending in-
junction for pr-otection.
Juana Navarro vs. Tomas
Molina, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
James H. Webb Jr. and
Sharyn K. Salter vs. Febe A.
Murillo and Verona V. LLC,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Susan Annete Hulsey and
DOR vs. Amy R. McQuaig,
childl support order.
Amandca Kae Sunday and
DOR1 vs. H-omer Curtis Kirk,
child support order.
Scott Berg and Krista Berg,
annulment of' marriage.
Larry Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission, denial of
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
Tyna D. Carter vs. Raquil
Jimenez et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Elenu Ter-esa Patino and DOR
vs. Jesus Patino, voluntary dis-
mnissal.
William T. Richardson vs.
James McDonough and the
state Department of Correct-
ions, voluntary dismissal.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insur~ance Co. als/o Bea-
tr-ice Armstrong and alslo
Marilan Glass and John Glass
vs. James Johnson, Jesus Reyes
and Fr-ancisco Santos, dismissal
of James Johnson as defendant,
judgment as to Jesus Reyes and
Friancisco Santos.
Fremont Investment & Loan


Clo. vs. Juan Antonio Camarillo,
Thalia Camarillo et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Audr~a McLeod and DOR vs.
Ellis S. Hodges Jr., child sup-
port suspended.
Courtney Gr~ice and DOR vs.
Scottie D. Boyles, child support
modified.

Court-ordered certificates
of child support delinquency
were filed recently in the
onfce of the circuit court clerk
in the following cases:
Santos Martinez vs. Alma
Mar.
Cecil C. Nobles Jr. vs. Mary
N. Nobles.
Wendy D. Harbarugh vs. Josh
Har~barugh .
T'ommy L. Parker vs. Melissa
A. Terry.
T'abitha L. Reed vs. Francisco
Luna Jr.
K~era M. Bartolo vs. Dean A.
Bartolo.
Carmen Rivera vs. Ofelia
Rivera.
Dione S. Graham vs. Martrell
A. Brown.
Veronica Marroquinn vs.
Malco Marroquinn.
Joanie Valdez vs. Javier
Gar cia.
Richard A. Martinez vs.
Travis Downey.
Patricia A. Sigala vs. David
E. Barringer.
Jenny L. Dickey vs. Clint M.
Albritton.
Karrie A. Pastoor vs. Kevin
L. Forney Sr.
L~ouann P. Rimes vs. Dustin
D. Rimes.
Ivery T. Casso vs. Rudy N-
Casso.
Juana Calderon vs. Eduardo
Rivera-
Ninfa Gomez vs. Timothy
Page.
Santos V. Herrera vs. Chris
Ybarra.
Dwayne A. Tomlinson vs.
Patricia A. Tomlinson.
Melissa Chambers vs. Tomas
Zuniga.
Glenda Smith vs. Travis
Waters.
Ashley Slaughter vs. Andrew
Larner.
Mindy C. Apolinar vs. Jesus
M. Apolinar.
Alberto R. Castillo vs. Anita
Castillo.
Candelaria Marti nez vs.
Lazaro Antunez.


Victor~ia A. Sanders vs. ~Rob-
ert M. Sanders Jr.
Brandy L,. Murphy vs. *Mich-
ael J. Youngblood.
Sandra Valerio vs. Eduardo
D. Castillo.
Olivia Benavides vs. Alfredo
Castaneda Jr.
Myrtle Weeks vs. Dale Rad-
andt.
Rhonda Smith vs. Andre
Baker.
Amelia Cleto vs. Nazario
Garcia.
Deoris Denson vs. Ladawn C.
Sims.
Christina M. Diaz vs. Doris
A. Parrish.
Christina M. Diaz vs.
Kenneth L. Coughlin.
Virginia Snyder vs. Amy L.
Grosstephan.
Sherry Smith vs. Jimmy D.
Purser.
Otis C. Sterling vs. Sherry L.
Sterling.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court as it was trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Harry C. Willoughby to
James A. Corliss and Betty L,.
Brown-Corliss, $40,000.
Reinado D. Bermudez to
Marilyn K. Peterson, $68,309.
James B. and Melissa Platt to I
Atanacio Martinez-Martinez,
$60,000.
Rusty A. and Njancy L.
Kitchens to Jeffrey Paul and
Irene Yvonne Dorsey, $55,000.
James M. McCreary and
Martha Jane McCreary to Mary
Elizabeth Brown, $57,500.
Michael and Khristian
McMillian to Edrique Virgile
and Erick Virgile, $15,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Andrew San
Clemente, $69,900.

Kindness is in our power,
even when fondness is not.
~Samuel Johnson
There isonre word wi ma

all one's life reciprocity.
~Confudlus
The most important trip you
may take in life is meeting
people halfway.
-Henry Boye


divorcr.
Marlial Gar~cia~ andl thle stale
Department~cll of` Reve'nue (I)OR) i
vs. Molly I opcz. penion~ fcr
.;dministrative childl support '
border.
Riose Marie Kerthi and 1)OR

vs. avana A.c~ Wa'(~llace peIt)Ion I
foisrntv chid l supp lort. c~tc
Rahe rolr n lO vs. Mn~~lc ~ 3lIcl
plbryMyr eition fo~r acmnsl;ri hld-
mnstrativ ole cidspor re.
Rtaymn J. SImarnes and


Gregory L,. Simnmons, petition
to register interstate child sup-
port order.
Amanda Nicole Gibson and
Daniel Lee Gibson, divlorce.
Moye Far~ms Inc. et al vs. Ali-
co Inc. A Florida Corp., dam-
ages contract indebtedness.
Howard Brudner vs. Law-
r~ence Kerton andi Kevin Kerton,
petition f~or injunction f'or pro-
tection.
Phillip Edenfieldl andl Pamela
J. Edenfield, divorce.

The following deccisionls on
civil cases pe~nding in the ci-
cuit court wle lre handed down
Icecntly by the circuit court
judge:
Binnea Lobato vs. Daniel
Farius, voluntary dismissal of
temporar"ly injunction for pro-
tection.
Amanda Kersey vs. Arlie
Kersey Sr., order extending in-
junction f'or protection.
Roy Brownl vs. Chr~istopher
BUrton, order extending injune-
tion fo~r protection.
Claretha L. Wilson and DOR
vs. Ellis S. Holdges Jr., child
support suspended.
Neomni Ramos and DORi vs.
Ramiro Ram~irez Jr.. child sup-
port order,
Constance M. Jones and
DOR vs. April Desiree Oakhes,
child supp~ort or~der,
Crystal L.. WVilson and DOR
vs. Christopher Hlearns. chlild
support suspended. d
Rebecca S. Hlulsey andt DOR


Midland Funding LLC vs.
Blanca Delarosa, stipulated set-
tlement approved, calse dlis-
missed.
Citibank South Dakota vs.
Richard Nichols, order approv-
ing delay of entry of judgme:
First Union National Bank of
Florida vs. Robert Ballard Jr.,
order of contempt.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Jeff Austin
McCall, amended order of con-
tempt.
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Steve A. Louthan, order ap-
proving stipulated agreement.
Billy and Janice Hill vs.
Kimberly Nord, judgment for
tenant eviction.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Mary Helen
Robinson and Gerald W. Robin-
son, judgment.
National American Corp. LP
vs. James and AnnieBell Jewell,
dismissed.

There was no county mas~de-
meanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Angela Normius vs. Dolgen~
cor~p Inc. d/bla Dollar Gener~al
Stores, damages.
Justin Griffin and Carrie
Griffin, divorce.
Jeffr~ey Brier vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Donna Picon and Juan Picon,


COUNTY COURT
Miguel Mejia, 45, Wauchula,
and Paula Segovia Hernandez,
43, Wauchula.
Jeffery Jack Owens, 38, Wau-
chula, and Betty Jo Floyd, 35,
Zolfo Springs. .
Michael Edward McCoy, 35,
Bowling Green, and Lacy Kay
Surrency, 29, Bowling Green,
Harvey Flores, 24, Wauchula,
and Chri'sty Ann Gallegos, 16,
Bowling Green.
Cedric Jawann Taylor, 31,
Wauchula, and Tyiesha Marche
Anderson, 25, Wauchula.
Raymundo Coronado Jr., 41,
Zolfo Springs, and Juana M.
Brown, 35, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Capital One Bank vs. Wayne
A. Newman, order approving
stipulated settlement.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Barbara A. Wyatt, order ap-
proving stipulated settlement.
Victoria Vizarraga vs. David
Herlong and Sandy Cannon,
order to transfer to Hillsbor-
ough County.
Teachers Credit Union vs.
Christopher G. Hutchison, vol-
untary dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Robert
N. Noblett, judgment.
Chase Bank USA vs. Mar-
jorie Boyett, judgment.
Prime Acceptance Corp vs.
Linda L. Sandoval, dismissed.
- Midland Funding LLC vs.
Mary L. Traver, stipulated set-
tiement approved, case dis-
missed.


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Green Elementary-


CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING


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Bowling


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MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR


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The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of
focus.


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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
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Edited by, Spessardr Store fr~om~ tre journal of Maj. Ethan Allen
Hitchcock, courrtesy of the late Tonuny) Unrderw~~ood. ConunenL'rts are ~
enrclosed inl par-entheses.

Introduction: Ethan Allen Hitchcock was born May 18, 1798
at Vergennes,, Vt. Durin the Second Seminole War (1835-42),
Hitchcock, an 1817 graduate of West Point, was acting as an aide
to the secretary of war when he recorded these observations in his
"Diary 18." Nearly all forts and bivouacs mentioned are in present-
day Polk County. The diary entries appear here as written:

Feby. 5, 1841 I returned to Tampa from Ft. Pierce, Key
Biscayne and Key West, the 31st ult. and found that Col. (William
J.) Worth had marched east with several companies of the 8th Regt.
leaving directions for me to follow on. I left Tampa with a waggon
train the 2d inst. escorted by Capt. Kello's Comp., 20 waggons, and
marched 17 miles.
The 3d we marched 21 miles to Fort Carroll ( a mile west of
Ft. Fr ser) where I found Capt. Gwynn in command with his own
and Capt. Screven's Companies. Capt. Kello was left at Fort
Carroll and Capt. Screven with his Company came on with the
waggon train. We came here yesterday, meeting on the way Lt.
Callender with two mounted men from Col. Worth who had
reached Fort Gardiner (on the Kissimmee River).
Lt. Callender brought me a letter df instructions from Col.
Worth, saying that from the high stage of the waters in the streams
and over the surface of the country generally, operations were
impracticable and he supposes the same causes have driven the
Indians away from this part of the country.
The letter directs me to halt at some convenient point. I have
halted near a small stream which seems to run from one small lake
orlare Irpondn to another, the water being good. I have made a cir-
cle with the waggons covering 3/4 of my camp, the 1/4 side being
protected by the pond and scrub adjacent to the stream.
It trained while we were pitc~hing our camp and it rained last
night. I am now apparently in the midstl of a rolling country with
ponds of water in every direction.
Some two miles east of us is said to be the ford over one of the
branches of Pease Creek or the Kissimmee called Buffalo Ford
(near present-day Waverly), which the Col. writes is almost impas-
sible.
Capt. Screven informs me that Col. Taylor is 1837 was
detained there two days in bridging the stream and Lt. Callender
tells me the bridge has been swept away. Lt. C. says that the whole
country about Ft. Gardiner has been under water and in fact is so
now. Camp Bowford ('?), as Capt. Screven wishes this camp called.
Feb. 6th Lt. Kiell with Comp. H and six empty waggons
came from Col. Worth and took with him 20 waggons from me. He
brought a letter from Col. Worth repeating that operations were
impracrticable andr dircrting me to wait orders. I have men at work
making a sort of platform of poles on which to wait orders. I have
men at work making a sort of platform of poles on which to pile the
forage and provisions discharged from the waggons, having large
canvass sheets to cover with, like hut flaps (?).
Yesterday one of the Arkansas delegation passed on to Col.
Worth, having with him one of the Indians taken by Maj. Childs.
The man is to be sent to open a communication with the hostiles.
We are in the midst of a cluster of lakes called as the Indians


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told me We-hi-ack-pa (L~ake Weohyakapa).
Lt. Kiell says that Col. Wor~th offered some of the Indians with
him, he has five or six of the delegation, $i500 if they would pro-
cure simply ani interview with Sam Jones (Arpeika aka Sam Jones,
a Miccosuki chief/medlicine man who opposed emigration) or
Wildcat (Coacoochee, a war chief of Miccosuki and Alachua lin-
eage) but they saidl they could not find them.
All excuses, doubtless as they are afraid to go to them.
Camp Bowford (?,), 7 Feb. 1 p.m. (?') Col. Worth joined me
this morning, retrograding from the old site of Fort Gjardiner. Capt.
Beall's troop and waggons arrived in advance soon after breakfast
and in about an hour the Col camp up with four Companie's of the
8th Infy. The Col ordered the Camp to be be formed under my
directions and assigned the command over to me, he being mn com-
mand of the Tampa Bay District.
At breakfast an express arrived from Tampa with a package for
the Col. which contained as he shew me a letter from Gen-
Armistead (Brevet Brigadier General Walker Keith Armistead had
assumed command in Florida from General Zachary Taylor on
May 5, 1840) in which the General says there is some evidence of
a disposition in the Indians to 'brake' and directs the Col. to send
Beall's troop of dragoons immediately to Tampa together with two
companies of the 8th.
The Genl. has no right to complain if the Indians break. They
have, except a few prisoners, come in under his positive promise
that if they do not like his talk they may go where they please.
8th Feb. The Col. directed a Block Houlse to be erected and
said it must be called a fort according to usage, and leaving the
name to me I said I would call it after one of Capt. Page's delega-
tion, Yo-ho-la, so that I am at Fort Yohola.
Yohola, 10th Feb. A man of our hunting party yesterday did
not return. His party reported that they were separated while in
chase of a deer-
Rockets were thrown and a howitzer fired in the evening .. a
Negro interpreter is sent with an offer of $30 reward if he finds the
man. The Negro this morning sent for the man came in with a deer.
The weather is delightful and the country perfectly charming
just in the vicinity of our camp. Lakes surround us, water perfect-
ly good. The wind is whispering through the pines.
3:10 p.m., the man is found. He says he missed his party and
could not find it, wandered about, swam a stream losing his gun but
finally got on the right direction & was coming into camp when he
met a party in search of him. Fired the howitzer 3 times to call in
the other parties.
13th Feb. '41 at Fort Carroll, Pease Creek East of Tampa It
was extremely cold yesterday and for two nights past. Today the
weather has been moderated and the sun is warm.
A private letter from Capt. Beall to the Colonel stated that
there was evidence of a determination among the Indians to break
that he had sent a detachment 10 miles into the country to seize a
depot of supplies made by the Indians of the articles reed. by them
as presents and by them sent out preparatory to running away from
Tampa.
The news seemed so circumstantial that no one of us doubted
it, but Lt. Lmicoln informs us that the detachment had returned to
Tampa and before he left there had found nothing and he is of the
opinion that though many anticipate a break, none will happen-
To be conrtinuredl.

Friendship is the only cement There is no wilderness like a
that will ever hold the world i~fe without friends; friendship
together. multiplies blessings and mini-
~Woodrow Wilson mizes misfortunes; it is a
uniqe remedy against ad-ver-
The healthy and strong indi- sity, and it soothes the soul.
vidual is the one who asks for Blar acn
help when he needs it.
Whether ig~s. got an abscess
on his kngg, or in hs ogultt~


With the upcoming horse-
shoe tournament Monday, the
men and women have been
practicing for the trophy. They
have been out on the court sev-
eral times a day, come rain or
shine. The competition is going
full force. It will be exciting to
see with whom the trophy goes
home. Believe me, it will be
exciting.

VALENTINE'S DINNER
We had 83 in attendance for
our valentine's dinner and
dance. The men prepared the
dishes for their lovely wives.
The tables had an overabun-
dance of food. Everything wyas
delicious, and after everything
was cleared away we were sere-
naded by the "3 Notes," with
Alina Henderson on the key-
board, Wanda May on the man-
dolin and Bill Hartigan on the
guitar.
Those of us who stayed for
the dance enjoyed the music
and dancing. Jim Walton
guessed the mystery song.
Emma, Jim's wife, and Jim
were given the maracas to play,
and Emma did a great job of
singing.
MUSIC JAM
The Indiana Sweethearts
started off the music, followed
by the harmonica of Fred
Marsh. Songs were sung by
Emma Walton, Gene Donna,
Don, and Willy and his brother.
Joining us for the first time and
singing beautiful gospel hymns
were Jack and Darlene Payne.
The 50/50 was won by Roger
VanBelois, Winnie DeWitt and


Grover Withington.
LADIES DAY OUT
Instead of crafts on Thursday,
Feb. 7, 19 ladies decided to don
their hats and apparel to have
lunch at a Mexican restaurant
and tour a winery.

CARDS
The Alabama gals, Shirley,
Betty, Reda and Iris, have been
teaching a new card game, pro-
gressive rummy. Mary .Marr is
very fascinated by it, even
though she just learned to play
Phase 10 a week ago and came
in second. Winnie DeWitt won
Phase 10 hands down. Needless
to say, I came in last. That
pletised Dorothy.
POKENO
Oh, those pennies. They had
seven players for Pokeno. Jeff
Riggs, Mary Lou Katzur, Char-
lotte Longueuil, Audrey Sem-
ler, Shirley Hyde, Jenelle Reid
and Joyce Longueuil, were all
looking to see who would get
th~e pennies this time. Would
you believe, Shirley took the
most pennies home. She'll
bring them back next week.
BINGO
Bingo is an exciting game.
Just the anticipation of waiting
to hear your number called and
being so excited that you yell~
"Bingo!" not realizing how
loud you have said it, especially
being the novice player that I
am. There were 25 in atten-
dance this week.
The 50/50 was won by Stan
and the cover all was won by
Connie Deland.


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed
Salad, Corn, Veggie Cup,
Garden Peas, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Waldorf Salad, Roll,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Grits, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Masheid eoat O~es nkocuoi
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Whole
KrnelesCorn pl cid, cn
and Milk



ABOUT
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Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
mh tIn ssumrnar e, births,
zens' birthdays en ae-
ments, weddin s, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events and military
assignments.
Forms are available at our
office. Fdodr engagements
souldwbe i cu eda ht
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. On
Thursday.


TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Lettuce & To
mato, Biscuits, Turnip Greens,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Spaghetti or Hamburger on a
Bun (Lettuce & Tomato, Roll,
Whole Kernel Corn, Juice, Oat-
meal Raisin Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato
M shd Potatos dPmeappd

and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Corndog
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed rS adG Blacs"

Green Beans, Juice Bar, Pine-
apple Crisp, Cornbread) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Pas & Carrots, Roll,


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Green Beans,
Pineapple Chunks, Cornbread,
Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches.
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham.
Fears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Juice,
Pineapple Chunks, Roll) and

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice Bar, Applesauce,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese
Sauce or Corndog (Salad Tray,
Mexican dRick Juice, Apple-
sauce) and Ml

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Ce eal, Dough-

Fruuit Co ktaaT,o Milkasuc
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Cornbread, Pineapple Tidbits,
Juice Bar, Salad Bar) and Milk


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INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARDEE COUNTY PLAT REVE
Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County,
hereinafter referred to as "County", at:
"Hardee County, Purchasing Department -
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-5014
until 2:00 PM on Friday, March 14, 2008. at which time they will be publicly opened by
the County Purchasing Agent or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the
time specified will not be accepted.

Hardee County is seeking a licensed surveyor to provide a compliance review of Hardee
County plats in conjunction with the requirements of Florida Statute 177.081 (1). The suc-
cessful bidder must hold a current LS (professional surveyor and mapper) or LB (sur-
veying and mapping business) license issued by the Florida Department of Business and
Professional Regulation.

Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer and invites MBE and WBE firms to bid
on this project. Bidders shall make every effort possible to utilize local contractors for this
pfOjeCt .
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked:
"BID HARDEE COUNTY PLAT REVIEW."

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

Dale Johnson, Chairman 2:21c


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Wauchula, FlrdA 337

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEK "HALL OF FAME" NOMINEES

Superintendent Dennis Jones requests that members of the public submit names for potential
inductees into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. Nominees should be people who have made
significant contributions to their professional fields and who have attended public school in Hardee
County.
Letters of nomination will be accepted through March 30, 2008. The letter should include the:
nominee's name and address (or address of the nearest living relative if the nominee is deceased)
the approximate dates of enrollment in Hardee County Schools
*a description of the nominee's accomplishments
the name and address of the person or organization making the nomination.
Letters should be addressed to:
Hardee County School Board
ATTENTION: HallofFame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There isno need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S. Boone, lyr
John Burton, Governor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Lef~ie M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jesse S. Carter, Mrs. Exie
Cathcart, Mrs. Catheryn McDonald Coker, Dr. Sylvia M. Collins, Mr. J.W (Bill) Crews, Jr., Mr. Michael
Crews, Mr. Standish L. Crews, Mr. Joe L. Davis, Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, Mr. W. Curtis Ezelle, Colonel
John Cecil Fralish, Mr. Charles Frazier, Mrs. Annie W. Hart, Dr. Harold E. Henderson, Miss Valda E. Long,
Mr. John W. Maddox, Col. Donell Matthews, Mr. Tom McEwen, Col. William Moran, Mr. Lawrence A.
Roberts, Mr. Bartley Sapp, Mr. L. M. Shlackelford, Miss Ruth V. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs.
Myrtie W. Strickland, Mr. Dunning Terrell, and Reverend R. Perry Tomlinson
The recipients will be inducted at the Senior Honors Banquet where Hardee Senior Bigh School's
graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade point average or higher are recognized for their accomplishments.
The seniors and their parents will be guests of Mosaic and the Hardee County Education Foundation,


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD of COUNTY CO~MIISSqNERS
and tle
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.M.
or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street,
copies of the documents relWtn o s dr ports 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. All interested
persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision the
Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material. 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 ispac rf le-ccsibl fcifity. An i ble prsone need t
least two (2) working days prior to the pizblic hearing.
Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of Couinty Commissioners 2:14,211c


BOAR D O F CO UNTY COM M ISS I ON ERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

REQU EST FOR PROPOSALS

Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals for:
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY REGIONAL WASTEWATER AND REUSE MASTER DESIGN

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as
"County", will receive proposals at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road .
Wauchula, Florida 33873
until Monday. March 17. 2008 at 10:00 A. M. Local time, at which time they will be
publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud.
Consultant is responsible for the timely delivery of its proposal. Proposals received
after the specified day and time will not be opened.
Hardee County proposes to award a contract for development of the Hardee County
Regional Wastewater and Reuse Master Design. Hardee County will accept, review
and evaluate proposals and may require verbal presentations prior to final selec-
tion. The selection process shall be open to the public and records maintained in
accordance with Florida Statute 287.055, Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act.
Consultants shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAl") with five
(5)) copies of their proposal. Proposal will be awarded by the Board of County
Commissioners at a date and time to be determined later.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any
PROPOSAL, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of
the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County.
Proposals may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of opening. The County
reserves the right to reject any or all proposals) and may postpone the award of the
Contract for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days
from the Proposal opening date.
Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners,
Hardee County, Florida 2 21c


I


6C TIhe Hecraldt-Adlvocate, Fe~br~uarly 21, 2008


Birthday wishes to Al Nugent
on Feb. 25 and Arlie Wooters on
March 1, as they are not men-
tioned in the monthly newslet-
ter.

CRAFT FAIR
Crystal Lake Craft Club will
be hosting its annual craft fa~il.
on Monday, March 3. starting at
9 a.m. This is open to the pub-
lic. There will be a bake sale
starting at 9, along with vendors
selling their various crafts.
Lunch will be served starting at
11:30 a.m. Tickets are presently
being sold for an afghan which
will be drawn on March 3.


BINGO
Ted Longenecker won the
paper special on Feb. 8 and Bob
Tracy won the hot ball jackpot.
Pennie Kendorski, Keith Steph-
ens and Bruce Kendorski split
the paper special on Feb. 11 and
Lois Summers won the hot ball
jackpot, much to Lois' surprise.


KOFFEE KLATCH
Barb and Jerry Koehne and
Bill and Shirley Johnson were
the hosts on Feb. 12. Don Aber~n
led the U.S. Pledge, Bernice
English led the Canadian
Pledge and Lee Roy Behymer
led the prayer. The 50/50 win-
ners were Jack and Bert Elof
son, Lot 195, Percy and Mary
Pletsch, Janet Copenhauver,
Doug and Lynn Kettering and
L~ot 339
Henri Swearingin announced
that the first annual Snowbird
Variety Show was a great suc-
cess. Crystal Lake was repre-
sented by two groups. The first
was the Chime Choir whose
members consisted of Betty
Ackermann, Wilma Behymer,
Aideen Dufour, Beth Frisbie,
Shirley Glessner, Linda Grey,
Marian Hollingsworth, Char-
lotte Householder and Flo
Smith. The second act was a
group called The Bimbos
whose members were Ron
Lemarche, Frank Landry and


Ray Mainville. Cr~oss Creek and
Pioneer Creek were very well
represented. Anyone who did
not see either of the perfor-
mances missed a great show.

SCORES
Ladies Golf, Feb. 7: The win-
ner~s were Marilyn Funkhouser,
Charlene Baker, Deanna Cas-
sell and Donna Gervase.
Mixed Golf, Feb. 11: The
winners wer-e A's, Jack Jacobs;
B's, Claire Tremblay; C's,
Frank Montgomery; and D's,
Barb Plunkett
Bocce: After weeks four and
five, teams Red and Grey are
still in first place.
Bowling, Feb. 6: First,
Stumble Bums; second,
Kenney's Kids; and third,
Mary's Guys. On Feb. 13:
Stumble Bums and Kenney's
Kids remain in first and second
place, and the Strike Outs move
to third place.

CHURCH
The Rev. Winne opened
church service on Feb. 10 by
having everyone join in singing
"Jesus Loves Me." A beautiful
solo, "The Lord's Prayer" was
sung by Maxine Stromme. Don
Merillat gave the offertory
prayer. Carol Jones, pianist, and
Wilma Behymer, organist.
played "Just a Closer Walk with
Thee" as the offering was
received by ushers Lowell
Gordon and Bob Wilday. Linda
Grey directed the choir for the
special number "Wonderful
Peace" accompanied by the
pianist.
The sermon was titled "Have
a Glad Tender Understanding
and Willing Heart" based on
selected Scripture verses from
Jeremiah, St. John and
Matthew. Hymns used during
the Service Were "My JeSUS I
Love Thee," Love Lifted Me"
and "Mansion Over the
Hilltop." There were 143 resi-
dents in att ndanlcese ihte

singing of "God Be With You
Till We Meet Again."


sponsors of the awards event.


2:21-3:6c













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

vs.

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 February 6, 2008, in the
above styled cause. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
desh t thoeu North Do)ro of t e
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 27 day of February, 2008,
the following described property
set forth in the order of Final
Judgement of Foreciosure:


B rtheasa 1/P4adf B ock 1
of the Original Survey to
the City of Wauchula, as
Per Plat Book 1, Page l-29,
and the part of the NW 1/4
of the SW 1/4 of Section 3,
Township 3H4aSoeueh,CRan e

Florida, being described
as follows: Commence at
the SW corner of the NE
1/4 of said Block 13 and
run N 85"40'25" E and

sad NEh1e4,Sloj.h07 fee t
the Point of Beginning;
thence continue N
85"40'25" E along the
same line, 41.29 feet to the
SE corner of the NE 1/4 of
said Block 13; thence con-

sam lne4787 feetnmre
or less to a point on the
East line of the NW 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of said Section
3, thence N 0*0'00" E, and

141.9 8f dt; thnceinN
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'

1 3e53feet to t PInt W,
Beginning. Less road
right-of-way.

"If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-

tdhi rce din toou or n tiee
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
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.

DATED this 7 day of February,
2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Courts

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
2.14.2:21c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

FileO Euer OON08CP000011

CUR STHWELL MTEONFLEY,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of CURTIS WILLIAM CONLEY'

d 00CP00011F ies pendn mb
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
eli Sd., Wuhwla I. 34 3W.Theh
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
eona rp~re native's attorney

AII creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
temt cu ains nmderceddent's
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
thse cumu WITHIe Te LERw h
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICEOORS3ERD YCSEAOFER
COP YOF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
AII other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or deman s against dece,

tdu 2, ce tgni Ir u nlquudname
claims, must fle 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
CmLAM 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
JAE M. HNOCK
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A.
202 W. Main St., Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-0500
2:14,21c


m)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252008CA000066

DEVELOPERS GROUP OF TAMPA
BAY, INC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTELENE NICKSON, also
known as MATTALENE NICKSON,
and her unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against her,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANTS:
MATTELENE NICKSON,

E NCSON,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
pr aery in Hre ny,
ria

Begin at SE corner of SE 1/4
of NE 1/4, Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range
or East,a Harrduene NCouty
chains; thence West 82
yards to beginning; thence
West 70 yards; thence North
70 yards; thence East 70
yards; thence South 70
Vyardst to beginning, Hardee
Cou ty, Fori a.

and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton&8Burton, PA., Post Office
Dawero1n29 b uc ea,7 Floridoa
plarch, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
te rimei tel rtehdfe ,t o a
for the relief demand d in the
complaint or petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 2_2 day of
January, 2008

B. HUlGHkBRA s Y

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,

yz'

RAQUIL JIMENEZ, ET AL '

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE

sateto a fn jd eent eartepr
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
Addition to the Town of
Wauchula, according to
the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1,
1ae913 andorepB tted a
Packers Addition, accord-
Ing to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
rBe dl, oPfare C-6 pu i
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,
Watuhchula,h Floria,F rt 1102a *

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

craln a t iace .le se cnnsa
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
RDD ( r3v)c 54 7779 8 F orida

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of said Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


2:14,21c


IN THE CIIUUITACLOURT I

AND FOR HARDEE COI
FLORIDA
Case No. 252008DR00
AMY M. BAGGETT,
VSPetitioner
ALBINO GARCIA
Respondent'

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
LUTION OF MARRIA(

T: ALBN G D EA

BOX 1064, WAUCHULA, Fl

YOU ARE NOTIFIED t
action has been filed aga
and that you are required 1
at copy of your written deft

whose address is 3628 ~
NEE ST., ZOLFO SPRIN
33890, on or before 2-29-
fle the original with the
this Court at 417 W. M~
ROOM 202, WAUCHUI
1 ner, beoerke Iervic
after. If you fall to do so, a
may be entered against
the relief demanded in tl
tion.

in opi s If l lounrt d c
available at the Clerk of thr
Court's office. You may
these documents upon req

You must keep the Clerl
Circuit Court's office not
your current addrests.Ad(
Florida Supreme Court Ap
Family Law Form 12.915.)
papers in this lawsuit
mailed to the address on re
the clerk's office.

Warning: Rule 12.285,
Family Law Rules of Pro
requires certain automatic
sure of documents and II
ton. a lrnes n cml a
or striking of pleadings.

Dated this 28 day of J
2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
By: Connic
as Deput
1:31, 2:7, 2:1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000101
IN THE INTEREST OF,
P., D '
DOB: 10/21/1996
P., T.
DOB: 10/21/1996
R, A.
DOB: 11/22/1999

RDOB: 05/17/2002
Children. /

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

a white male child
born on October 21, 1996
A.P.
a white male child
born on November 22, 1999

a white f male child
bown on Mam 17, 2002

and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Cour Judge,toneMrc~h 28E

COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, for a MANIFEST
BEST INTEREST HEARING In this
matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APAFREONOTRHEODAY ADLTME
ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS. YOUR FAIL*

WLEL BEDERMONA YBE0 YOR
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETI-
TION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
HYOU AHAVAETTOENERIGHETPRTO
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 breeding 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 1-800-9 5-8771F or vieel 0
Service.
DATED THIS 1ST day of February,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK


as his Deput BC k
2:7,14,21.28c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,

HARNDENDC R TY
CIVIL DIVISION

Case No.: 2007CA625

FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
COMPANY,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

JUAN ANTONIO CAMARILLO*
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUAN
ANTONIO CAMARILLO; THALIA
CAMARILLO; HARDEE COUNTY,
A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-

Jdem nt oa ForF I sureuemtmed
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 TEH2E5REOS EOPREDR
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE


9 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
816 Honolulu Drive
Wauchula,FL 33873

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At the North
Front Door in the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 at
11:00 a.m., on February 27, 2008.

DATED THIS 5 DAY OF FEBRUARY
2008.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as


February 21, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


-- general law of local application.
It wsill only affect Hardee,
DeSoto, Charlotte and Sarasota
counties.

Rock-A-Thon Makes $500
For Project: The youth group of
Wauchula Revival Center
Church sponsored an all-night
Rock-A-Thon Friday.~ They
were kept company all night by
several church members, and.
stayed awake by listening to
Mike Warnke on tape, music
and Bible study. The proceeds
will go toward a renovation
project.

How many western-wear
stores can proudly claim to be
the designer and exclusive sell-
er of its very own Stetson cow-
boy hat? At least one can, the
Hardee Livestock Market West-
ern Store, presently owned by
Robert Ray Smith. The Stetson
factory did indeed manufacture
a hat for the store, and it was
appropriately named "The
Htardee." To this day, Stetson
will not allow anyone to sell
"The Hardee," not even the
Stetson factory itself.

Humble Little Store Provides
Personal Service: Aptly
described as the "only variety
store in Zolfo Springs," the
Zolfo Department Store stands
alone in filling the clothing
needs of nearby residents.
Owned and operated by Mil-
dred and Harold Bush, the store
has been located in downtown
Zolfo for 10 years.

10 YEARS AGO
Cracker Trail Museum Cele-
brates 30 Years: The Cracker
Trail Museum in Pioneer Park
in Zolfo Springs will host an
open house Sunday afternoon in
celebration of its 30th anniver-
sary. The party begins at I and
runs until 4 p.m., with free
admission, refreshments and
guided tours of the museum and
other nearby historic buildings.

Accidental Gunshot Kills
Rancher: A rancher out feeding
his livestock was killed Friday
when the rifle he was carrying,
accidentally discharged. Perry
Hilliard, 42, was discovered mn
his pasture at about 5:40 p.m.
by his wife, Susan, Sheriff's
Office spokesman Capt. Farrell
Hendrix said.

Rain! Rain!! Rain!!!: Tor-
rents of rain early Tuesday
morning flooded U.S. 17 and
many roads around the county.
On Wednesday morning, ai U.S.
forestry official said the Peace
River was as high as its been
since 1988. Around the county
there were 30 roads closed, said
Public Works Director Warren
May.

SAndrew Blanco Receives
ROTC Award: Andrew Blanco,
son of George and Margaret
Blanco of Newtonville, N.Y.,
and grandson o~f Dr. Elver and
Ruth Hodges of Wauchula,
received an award for being
chosen as Professional Officer
Course Staff Officer of" the
Session at the conclusion of Air
Force Reserve Officer Training
Corps at the Air Force Academy
in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jamie Platt Is 1998 Cattle-
men's Sweetheart: Jamie Platt,
a 17-year-old senior at Hardee
High School, has been named
the 1998 Hardee County
Cattlemen's Sweetheart. Jamie
is the daughter of John and Jan
Platt and the granddaughter of
Pershing and Arleen Platt and
Merle Davis.

Young Tractor Driver Wins
State Award: Nine-year-old
Andrew Smith of Wauchula
specializes in driving his folks'
garden tractor. Andrew became
the 1997 Tractor-Pull Points'
Leader for the Florida Antique
Tractor~s Club 1,000-pound gar-
den tractor class, beating adults
in thatcategory.


An aqueduct is a bridge which
is designed to carry water.
The Pont du Gard, for exam-
ple, was built by the Romans
nearly two thousand years
ago.


This week in history, as-
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County H-erald and
T'he H-er-ald-Advocate . .

75 YEARS AGO
Revival In Progress At
Christian Church: Rev. E.B.
Quick, secretary of evangelism
and religious education for the
Christian Church in Florida, is
assisting Rev. L.M. Parker,
local pastor, in a series of evan-
gelistic services this week.

Perfect Attendance As Lions
Begin Contest: The weekly lun-
Icheon of the Lions Club drew a
100 per cent attendance as the
contest got under way. Lion
Carl Hanna had char-ge of the
program and several children
from grammar school, under
leadership of Miss Ella Beeson
and Miss Mildr~ed Br~adley, put
on a short sketch typifying
Father Time and George Wash-
ington.

Change In Management Of
West Coast Army Stores: A
change in management of the
Wauchula West Coast Army
Store became effective this
week with S.M. Singer, former-
ly of Orlando, replacing Al
Kohn as manager.

Wauchula Baking Co. Installs
New Machine: A new, im-
proved loaf is being put out by
the Wauchula Bakmng Co. fol-
lowing installation of a new
dough brake machine, it was
announced yesterday. The
machine makes finer texture
dough and takes out the air
holes in bread made the old



of the date of the lis pendens,
must fle a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 5th day of February,
2008.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED

L 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) days prior to the proceedin s

(800 95 977mpgTDI or (e8a00e 955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service.


State Budget Will Be Fixed
At $r4,500,000: Gov. Dave
Sholtz announced Wednesday
that the Budget Commission's
report is nearly completed and
the state budget will be approx-
imately $4,500,000, compared
with $6,000,000 which went to
operate the state government
during each of the last two
years.

Jigsaw Puzzle Makers F~ind
Business Booming: Manu-fac-
turers of jigsaw puzzles are
finding business booming. as
thousands of men and women
are busy trying to put together
the absurd little pieces. Busi-
ness is especially booming in a
five-story city-block-square
factory on Long Island, whle~e
men and women are working 24
hours a day, seven days a week,
turning out three million puz-
zles every week.

'50 YEARS AGO
Wauchulan Responsible For
New Infantry Fire Training:
Maj. Gen. Earl C. Bergquist,
left, Fort Dix commander, con-
gratulates Lt. Col. Edgar S.
Sanders, commander of the 2nd
Training Regiment's 2nd Train-
ing Group, upon presentation of
the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the
Legion of Merit, awarded for
exceptionally mer-itorious per-
formance of duty.

Two Named On Planning
Board: Two members have been
reappointed to Waluchula's City
Planning Board, leaving one
vacancy still to be filled.
Renamed to the board at Mon-
day's City Council meeting
were H.O. Coker and C.T. Rat-
liff. Mayor Paul Thomas is to
present the names of two candi-
dates for the other board seat at
the next council session.

Local Guard Unit Plans
'Muster Day': In keeping with
the heritage of the National
Guard, the nation's oldest mili-
tia and present-day first line of
defense, members of Battery C
7f2th AAA Bn. of the Florida
National Guard will celebrate
their annual "Muster Day" next
Sunday with ceremonies and
open house ac~itF~ties 'af the
Avon Park Armory.

Broom Dancing Clss
Planned: A ballroom dancing
class is the newest addition to
the Recreation Department's
program. All boys and girls in
the fifth through eighth grades
may join the Junior Cotillion
Club, as the class will be called.


Sunday Campaign For Heart
2:14,21c Fund Set By Women: Woman's
Club members will be out ring-
OF THE ing doorbells Sunday afternoon,
UNTY, asking people to "have a heart
to help a heart." The. canvass
climaxes county activities on
0060 behalf of the Heart Fund. Mrs.
Murray Swann is treasurer for
the club's drive to raise research
for what has been termed
Amer~ica's No. I killer.

DISSO- Lt. Gilbert A. Polk Is In
GEii Germany: Army 1st Lt. Gilbert
A. Poly, son of Oscar B. Polk,
S:R.Route 1, Bowling Green, is par-
L ~33873 ticipating with the 42nd Artil-
lery Group in "Sabre Hawk," a
hat an Seventh Army maneuver in-
inst you volving more than 100,000
to serve troops in Germany.

SUWAN-, 25 YEARS AGO
IGS, FL 'Velvet Wipeout' Will Be
08s, and Kicking Up His Heels At Rodeo
clerk of This Weekend: This weekend
AIN ST., Hardee residents will be able to
LA, FL enjoy the thrill and excitement
:ethon of a pro-rodeo for the first time
Default ever in their own commumity-
you for The first annual Pioneer Days
he peti- Rodeo is scheduled to begin at
2 p~m. this Saturday and
Sunday under the covered arena
unnsat the county fairgrounds on
e Circuit Altmanl Road. "Velvet Wipe-
review out" is one of the many bulls
luest- that will be in the rodeo.

k of the Proposed Hunting Law Hott-
ified o est Issue: Many subjects were
m may. discussed at the Legislative
,proved Hearing last Wednesday, but the
Future hottest issue was a bill prohibit-
will be ing dischar-ging a fire-arm on
ecr tPeace River. The bill is called a

Florida
cedure,
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nforma-




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The One Hillaciours 10K( race committee would like to

thank the following businesses and individuals for
their help and support on Februrary 2, 2008:


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All proceeds of this event were d
to the American Cancer Socie
Hardee Unit.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
HARDEE COUNTY COM MISSION
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 06, 2008, at
1:00 p.m., for the appeal of Agenda No. 08-08, Davis
Enterprises, Inc., Site Development Plan to locate a 150-
worker farmworker housing complex on 40MOL acres,
zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture Future Land Use
District on or about Crewsville Road, East of Fish Branch
Road.
The meeting will be held in the County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida.
For more information, please call 863/773-9430.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and
be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the members, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Dale Johnson, Chairman 2:21-2ac


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YOUP lOcal Hardee County Office of Community Development may be able to help!


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


ApplicationS are available at the Office of Community Development Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange St., Room 201,
Wauchula, FL, or from our website at: www.hardeecounty.ne~t. For additional information call 863-773-6349.
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trees and patlmettos. They left
understanding a little more
about Florida's wildlife an'd the
people who run the ranches.
They also learned these places:
in the wilderness offer a great
place to go.
If you would like to offer
youth hunting opportunities on
your ranch, please call Adam
Young or Bill Cline with the
FWC's Youth Hunting Pro-
gram. They can be reached at
850-413-0084.


ther educating the youth and
their parentIS. The yo~uth hunters
who were not successfull in har-
vesting a deeri or hog during the
morning hunt endled up achiev-
ingl success in the afternoon.
Alf terwards, D~urando treated
everyone to a filet of beef', ten-
der enough to cut with a fork,
which emphasized the key role
Florida's cattlemen play in the
feeding process of humans.
At the Saturday evening fire-
side chat, each youth hunter and.
pare t tli~d tlns owner ab u
they learned. Ryan and the oth-
ers told the story of harvesting
their first deer or hog. Each of
the youth hunter's stories e-
pressed exci ement an -
cere appreciation for the oppor-
tunity afforded them. Each of
the parent's stories also ex-
pressed sincere appreciation for
the opportunity and for the time
to bond with their child.
We spent more quality time


together and my child matured
mor~e over this weekend than
any other time during our past
12 years together," Ryan's
fa~ther said. "This is truly a
weekend that we will remember
forl the rest of ou~r lives."
As the sun r~ose early Sunday
mor-ning on the community of
Limestone, 10 youth hunters
began their pilgrimage back to
the big city. They saw the
ranches nestled along the Peace
River aid amongst the live oak


year in 1964. H-e made his liv-
ing in the citrus and cattle in-
dustry and started the cattle
business on the ranch where the
youth came to hunt today.
"Connecting the youth to this
history of the land and under-
standing the hard work ethic it
took to build these places is also
an important part of the Yso th

"To be wise wildlife conserva-
tionists, people need to under-
stand that there is more to
Florida than high-rise apart
ments, sidewalks and streets.
They need to understand about
the real Florida and the hard-
working people who built this
state and the traditions we
honor."
The youth started hunting
early Saturday morning. Mr.
Durando's son-in-law, Jay
Belflower, arrived with four
other guides who volunteered to
place the youth and parents at
their stands way before day-
break. The huntmaster remind-
ed everyone of the safety rules,
the designated cut-off time and
the landowner's rules. Each
hunt is tai ored tos theesiraenc hankd
ing it the landowner's hunt. The
FWC ensures the hunt runs
safely and smoothly, while pro-
viding the landowner with an
umbrella of liability protection
for the hunt and assisting in
providing any youth hunters,
volunteers and support staff
with supplies needed to make
each hunt successful. Each par-
ticipating landowner decides
the level of participation in the
program.
Ryan harvested his first deer
by the end of the morning hunt
- a memory that will remain
with him the rest of his life. The
afternoon activities included
game-processing lessons and
more wildlife activities.
Belflower and the other guides
shared their knowledge of the


Editor: N'ote: This lr~tic~le in
thc Felguary,~ 2008S issuerc of/ thre
F'loridalt Cacttlemanrr is clreprinted
w~ithr pe~rmrissionl flront the magart-
,inec and the ran l~ch ownel'crv.
'The sun shined on the com-
munity of L~imestone, Fla3., pop-
ulation approximately 40, on a
recent Friday afternoon, as 10
yothiltunter~s eme gd from the
mately 4 million. David (Lefty)
Durando, owners of the Duranlo
Ranch near Limestone, has seen
the big cities, and he believes
they are a great place to get
away from.
Now through his generosity
and the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) Youth Hunting
Program of Florida, he's offer-
ing these young people a
chance of a lifetime: the oppor-
tunity to hunt on the Durando
Ranch.
Two hundred miles away, a
father picked up his 12-year-old
son, Ryan, from school so they
could ar-rive at the ranch early
enough to set up their tent and
shoot Ryan's new rifle one
more tme be are night all.cFor

hunting shows fr~om his home in
Miami. With every episode, he
wished he could go hunting, but
his city life seemed too far
away from the fields of farm-
land and ranches shown on tele-
vision. Ryan knew little about
how to make the connection
from his life in the city to a
weekend of hunting in the
country.
When Ryan tur-ned 12, he
took the Florida Hunter Safety
Course. Unlike Ryan, many of
the students in the course had
places to hunt. Either their par-
ents were members of a hunting
club or they knew someone
who would take them hunting.
Ryan did not have any of these
contacts. Neither of his parents
hunted. The odds appeared
stacked against him for evler
getting out into the woods to
hunt.
During the class, Ryan
learned oof the new program
started by the FWC that encour-
aged private landowners to
donate their hunting property
for one weekend to enable
youth with limited hunting
knowledge or opportunities to
experience a safe, educational
and mentored hunting experi-
ence. Luckily for Ryan, and
nine other youths, the Durando
family chose to participate in
this new program. As a result,
Ryan's dreams became a reality.
The Durando Ranch is nes-
tied along the Peace River,
amongst the live oaks and pal-
mettos. It is a piece of land, rich
in history, where the Durando
children harvested their first
deer and entertained their
friends on hunts. Now that they
are grown, the next generation
continues the long-standing
family tradition of sharing with
others and introducing them to
the great outdoors.
"God blessed my father-in-
law, Doyle Carlton Jr., in many
ways; he always believed in
giving back to others," Durando
said. "For our family to be able
to help these young men and
women get their first deer is a
tradition Mr. Carlton would be
proud in seeing us continue.
Ryan signed up and was one
of the lucky few chosen for the
hunt. Preparation started sever-
al months ago. The volunteer
huntmaster called Ryan's par-
ents and invited them to a
shooting session where some of
the youth hunters would get
together with the volunteer
mentors, to inspect their gear
and practice their marksman-
ship. However, even after the
initial meeting, Ryan's father
was still apprehensive about the
trip, and at one time even decid-
ed to give the opportunity to
another youth. Then in mid-
November, Ryan gave his par-
ents a Christmas wish list con-
sisting of just two words: go
hunting. They granted his wish.
Nine other youth, each with a
parent or guardian in tow, join-
ed Ryan and his father at the
ran b.Th yuth inters aul~as
tion: single mothers with their


sons, fathers bringing their
daughters, a grandparent with
his grandchild. The participate
ing youth must be between the
ages of 12 and 18, having suc

sfty core arcy nta ol to l
approved by the parent, must
accompany the youth, who are
required to attend and partici-
pate in all the weekend activi-
tIe he first night at the ranch,
a everyone pitched tents. Before
dark, they went to the designat-


ed shooting Irange to decmon-
strate safei firearlm handling and
ma~rk~lsmanship.. Each youth
hunter placedl three shots in a 9"
pap~er plate alt 100 yards. Back
at camp', the cook served sup-
per-. Afterwards, F7WC staff dis-
cussed wildlife management,
bunting tactics and what the
huntel- riul gx abletoC hr-

enforcement officers discussed
wildlife laws. The night con-
c~luded with the huntmaster pre-
senting the hunting guide orien-
tation and safety briefings.
"The whole purpose of the
weekend is to teach the child
and parent about safe, ethical
bunting," said Doug Sharp, vol-
unteer huntmaster. "We've lost
a generation of hunters. If we
can teach youth hunters and
their parents enough about the
sport during this weekend so
they can safely repeat the
process, we've done our job."
Ryan and the other hunters
also learned about the ranch
where they would be hunting
and the role the landowner
plays in protecting and nurtur-
in ac wilfearticipating ranch
holds a unique piece of Florida
history," Shar~p said. "It's im-
portant for us to teach these
inner-city youth about the histo-
ry of agriculture and ranching
in Florida and the important
role agriculture and ranching
plays on our state's economy
and in the welfare of wildlife."
Indian artifacts can be found
all around the area, tying the
land to the first inhabitants. On
the wall at the Durando Ranch
hangs a picture of Nell Carliton,
wife of Doyle Carlton Sr., who
was Florida's 25th governor.
They are the grandparents of
Durando's wife, Jane. Carlton's
son, Doyle Carlton Jr., was a
state senator for two four-year
terms beginning in 1952, re-
turning to office for another


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