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be seen on display in the museum at South Florida Community College's main campus in Avon Park. But hurry! The
exhibit, "Journal of Light," closes tomorrow (Friday). Moran's highly-acclaimed work has garnered national attention,
and has made the covers of such top magazines as "Life," "National Geographic," "Time" and more. The Museum of
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Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................5B
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living................2B
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U.S.

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Monday night meeting In
different routes for U.S. 17
South made only one thing
clear.
All of the 350-400 people in


'SWANIP DRAGONS'


the room had one thing il comI1-
mon; they all wa~nt U1.S. 1;7 f'rom
the DeSoto~ Coulnty' line to, Zolfo
Spr-ings f~our-la~ned; as qluickly as
possible,
'That's w~here the uniity~ split.
The 50 or so folks fr1om B3rook-


sidc B~lulff, a~ rcsidcntiall condlto-
mlinliuml ISS)ciationl, wre~ aIdl-
mandy~ oppoe""d to) the two )
nort~h-boundl la~nes being p~laced
onl the old C'SX ra~ilroad~t corrli-
dor which the state: Depar~tment
of` Tlranspor~tation (DOTI) al-


r~eadly owns.
Harudee County residents out-
.side Brookside Bluff sympa-
thized but were most interested
in getting the section, now
dubbed Har~dee Highway, com-
pleted as soon as possible,


records show that in today's
dollars, it would be $72 million
to finish the presently approved
four-lane divided highway
and $47 million to complete the
Phase I northbound lanes along
the old 120-foot railroad corri-
dor, which would eliminate the
need to acquire right-of-way at
high cost.
Eventually, in Phase II of that
project, the current U.S. 17
would be reconstructed to a
southbound pair at a cost of
about $34 million.
BROOKSIDE BLUFF
The half dozen or more
Brookside Bluff residents who
spoke focused on the hazards it
See U.S. 17 3A


A third group of people didn't
prefer either route, just the one
which would get the four-lane
project done.
Sixteen people came to the
microphone to express their
opinions. Many more left writ-
ten comments. There is still
time to voice your opinion by
writing a comment to DOT. It
must be postmarked no later
than March 10 and should be
mailed to Tony Sherrard, DOT,
P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL
33831 or e-mailed to
antone.sherrard ~dot.state.fl.us.
One of the biggest issues in
getting the 10.9 miles of U.S.
17 from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto County line four-laned
is, of course, money. DOT


!#9- -


Vandolah Power, which hired
experts of its own, believes the
power plant should have been
assessed at $102.7 million in
2005 and $112.2 million in
2006. That is a big difference,
especially when the tax bill
comes in late October from the
Tax Collector's Office.
Vandolah Power's tax bill
was $3.356 million in 2005 and
309 5millitn en f0 dvat

$2.228 million in 2005 and
$2.218 million mn 2006 and put
the balance mn an escrow
account, pending the outcome
of the legal challenge.
Thus, the fight is over a $2
million difference for the two-
year period.
Vandolah Power was built in
2001 and early 2002, and went
into operation June 1 of 2002. It
is a merchant plant built to run
only part of the time, at peak
See VANDOLAH 8A


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Acting Circuit Judge Jeff
McKibben was handed a hot
potato Friday afternoon at the
end of a weeklong legal fight in
court over the tax assessment
for Vandolah Power Co.,
Hardee County's largest tax-
payer.
McKibben did not immedi-

athl anter a decsinheb t i~s
and 2006 assessments of tangi-
ble personal property at the
power plant. Hardee County
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford, relying on a standard
mass appraisal concept based
on original cost less deprecia-
tion, had the plant assessed at
$214.7 million in 2005 and
$199.1 million in 2006.
Vandolah has also challenged
the 2007 tax assessment by the
county, but last week's trial was
limited to 2005 and 2006.


a 40-acre grove which is gener-
ally a half mile from the nearest
residence.
The plan is to bring 150
workers approved through the
federal H2-A farmworker hous-
ing program. The employer
must provide free housing,
daily transportation to work and
weekly transportation to town
for shopping, laundromat,
banking and other needs.
See FARMWORKER 3A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of Ttle Herald-Advocate
An appeal on the denial of a
plan for a federal farmworker
housing site development plan
will be heard next Thursday,
March 6.
The matter has been sched-
uled to be heard by the Hardee
County Commission in a ses-
sion which begins at 1 p.m. in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex
I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
At its meeting last week, the
commission also declared its
intent for a moratorium on any.
Other applications for a farm-
worker housing site. A pro-
posed ordinance stopping such
applications for 180 days is
being prepared. The first work-
shop on farmworker housing


will be during the commission's
planning session on March 14,
when representatives from the
Sheriff's Office, Health Depar-t-
ment, federal H2-A program
and others will be invited to
participate in an educational
workshop, the first of several
which may lead to revision of
the county's rules.
At issue next week is the
Crewsville Road, Sweetwater,
Fish Branch location of a fo~ur-



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acre project to include a manag-
er-'s mobile home and seven
conventionally built single-
story housing units, each with
two large domitory-style bed-
rooms for 20-25 workers plus
kitchen and bath facilities for
them. Each worker has 50
squar-e feet of sleeping space.
There will be wells. on-site
septic tanks and drain fields,
and a fire-protection system. It
will be nestled in the middle of


On Sale

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Tickets went on sale Monday
for the annual five-weekend
performances of "The: Story of
Jesus," which opens on Good
Friday.
In its 21st year, the Passion
Play has become known nation-
wide and especially throughout
Florida. It has grown from a
small church setting to a 250-
foot panoramic set in the
Cattlemen's Arena west of
Wauchula.
Pr-eparation begins as soocn a~s
the Halrtdee C'ounty Fa~ir is ove,\c
as a host of` volunteers convert
the fairgrounds to the dusty
streets of Jerusalem.. Hlerod's
palace and many other' scenes.
There are over 200 pr-ops to be
assembled and hundreds of` cos-
tumes to make as each actor
may have mocre than oine part.
Gates open at 5:30; p.m. for
the 10 performances, which
See UESUS' 3A


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Tiny tiaras graced the heads of little ones during the 67th running of the Hardee County Fair. Taking the pageant
crowns were (from left) Kindergarten Princess Elaina McClenithan, Princess Carol Allison and Prince Zackary
Deuberry, and Little Miss Dana Terrell. For more on the pageants, see inside.


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4The 'Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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


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


- NKe/Iy's Column

By Jim


Two weeks ago a letter to the editor was published and written
by Aretha Faulk of Wauchula. The headline was "Children With
Disabilities Need Help To Develop." She would like her phone
number published 863-781-6210.

Some important primary elections including Ohio and Te~xas
are coming up March 4 for the presidential preference election.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are in a close race for the
Democratic nomination.
February is Black History Month, and Obama is the first seri-
ous black candidate who could be elected as our nation's next pres-
ident. Clinton and Obama are U.S. senators from New York and
Illinois respectively. Clinton could become the first female U.S.
president.
It looks like Arizona Sen. John McCain is the likely nominee
for Republicans.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader recently said he will make
another run for U.S. president as a third party candidate.

Cuba President Fidel Castro, 81, has just stepped down after
49 years of leading Cuba. His brother Raul, 75, is the new Cuban
leader. Fidel Castro has outlasted about 10 U.S. presidents in
office.
The country, of course, is considered to be communist, rather
than a democracy. Many U.S. leaders would like the Cuban people
to have more freedom. I know very little about Cuba and their gov-
ernment.
Cuba has been known for its cigars and sugar cane. Fidel cer-
tainly stayed in power for a long time despite severe economic
sanctions by the U.S. government. Many of us over 55 remember
the Cuban missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs Situation during the
cold war with Russia.
Several Hardee County families in the 1950s built a bomb
shelter in their yard, hoping to survive a potential nuclear war.

As part of Black History Month, I recalled George Washington
Carver as one of my favorite all-time Americans.
He was a botanical researcher and agronomy educator in
Alabama and taught former slaves techniques to be self-sufficient.
He lived from 1864 to 1943.
What I remembered was his contributions to agriculture. He
developed 105 food recipes and about 100 industrial uses for
peanuts. He also promoted sweet potatoes, which modern science
has shown to be more nutritious than white potatoes.
During his time America needed an alternative crop'to cotton,
which depleted the soil and was harmed by the boll weevil. He
became an unofficial spokesman for the peanut.
And then in later history America elected a Georgia peanut
farmer as the nation's president. His name was Jimmy Carter.

Gasoline price for regular on Wednesday had climbed to $3.19
a gallon for regular unleaded. Diesel fuel was $3.59. Here's hoping
they come down soon.

The 40th annual Pioneer Park Days is underway and ends
Sunday. There is something for everyone at the event held at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
The event was founded by Earle Nickerson and Franz Ullrich
to show antique engines. Tommy Underwood was also a founder as
I recall. '


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COncerning f our-laning of
U.S. 17 south- to the
DeSoto County line gave
an incorrect zip code for
those wishing to mail in
COmments on the project.
Comments can be sent
until March 10 to Tony
Sherrard, Flonida Depart-
ment Of Transportation,
PO. Box 1249, Bartow, FL
33831.

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


2A The Herald-Advocate, February 28, 2008


Hardee County Fair Comes To A Close

Little Royals Take Reign


Little Miss Hardee Cotmty
Dana Terrell. She is the daugh-
ter of Dane and Charlotte
'Terrell.
Members of the royal court
are Rayna Parks, first runner-
up; Caryssa Johnson, second
runner-up; Emily Albritton,
third runner-up; Cheyanne
Skinner, fourth runner-up;
Little Miss Photogenic Das-
mine McMillialr; and Little~
Miss Congeniality Brooke
Dixon.
Also on the runway were
Victoria Braddock, Cassidy
Lane, Megan Shivers, Alex-
andria Ullrich, Kristiana Flueri-
mond, Brinkley Yeomans,
Alexandria Johnson, Milli
Jones, Anaceli Villegas, Tara
McNabb, Paige Bursler,
Georgeanne Paris, Michelle
Thompson and Gemi Saunders.

For Livestock Show &~ Sale and
many more animal and exhibit
photos, see an upcoming edi-
tion of The Herald-Advocate as
fair coverage continues.


The 67th running of the
Har~dee County Fair endedl on
Sunday.
Pagearnts saw little ones take
their crowns, rodeos saw riding
and roping, and shows and sales
saw the finest in rabbits, dairy
cows, poultry, swine, heifers
and steers.
Add to that midway fun and
edible treats and it sums up a
successful annual event.
First in the pageant parade of
wee ones was the Kindergarten
Princess contest during week-
end kickoff days.
Thirty-three little girls, win-
ners all as they took to the stage
at the Agri-Civic Center, com-
peted for the title.
In the end, Elaina McCleni-
than was crowned Kindergarten
Princess 2008. She is the
daughter of Tammy and Martin
McClenithan.
Winning Miss Photogenic
titles were Lea Nichols and
Alyssa Smallwood.
Also delighting the crowd
were Jordan Sperry, Allison


Barber, Jocelyn Pr'itchardl Dris-
ten Newcomb, Baleigh lTerll, l
Lindsey Welch, Riachel Ganr-
land, Elizabeth Dixon, Ayrica
Baker, Sophie Allen, Summer
Bond, Taleia Moreno, Promise
Nichols, Keren Contreras,
Renell Herrera, Hannah Ford,
Sierra Weaver, Madelynn
Stockton, Carina DeLoera,
Isabella Adams, Julyssa Bena-
vides, Madison McGee, Sydnie
Steiner, Tatiana .Mier, Taylor
Watkins, Shaniah Hodges '
Myrka DeLaTorre, Kate Melen-
dy, Bailey Harrell and Alitzah
Aleman.
Friday night saw second
graders crowned Prince &
Princess. Taking those titles
were Princess Carol Allison and
Prince Zackary Deuberry. Carol
is the daughter of Mike and
Rebecca Allison. Zackary is the
son of Robert and H-eather
Deuberry.
Princess runner-up is Layla
Santoyo. Prince runner-up is
Joey Smith.
Rounding out the court a~e


Most Photogenic winners Hlan-
nah Recvell andt Jax Ullrich, and
Internet Most Photogenic win-
ncrs Layla Santoyo and Joey
Smith.
Adding to the fun for the girls
were Kayla Aleman, Shauna
Norwood, Diana Deloera, Cam-
ryn Jackson, Julissa Flores,
Taylor Bone, Ellie Palmer,
Savannah Mullins, Hope Elliot,
Alexx Brant, Kara Friers,
Marisa Rodriquez, Destiny
Mendiola, Thalia Hartley-
Rodriquez, Montana Bishop,
Gabriela Re yes, Alexis
McBride, Jailenne Figueroa and
Kymberlee Rodriquez.
For the boys, it was
Humberto DeLaRosa, Quinton
Stone, Rouke Madronal, Daniel
Sambrano, Joseph Crawford,
Cody Ellis, Augustine Flores
Jr., HIector Salgado, Mason
Block, Jaime Chagoya Jr., Cody
Van Sickle, Austin Reynolds,
Ricar~do DeLaCruz, Malik Gray
and Marcus Knight.
Saturday night saw the final
pageant with the crowning of


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
W~auchula, FL 33873


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\Ads -Tuesday noon


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Little Miss Hardee County 2008 and her Court: (from left) Miss Photogenic Dasmine McMillian, Third Runner-Up
Emily Albritton, First Runner-Up Rayna Parks, Little Miss Dana Terrell, Second Runner-Up Caryssa Johnson, Fourth
Runner-Up Cheyanne Skinner and Miss Congeniality Brooke Dixon.


PHOTO BY RALPH GARRISON
Prince & Princess and their Court: (from left) Most Photogenic Hannah Revell, Internet Most Photogenic and
Princess Runner-Up Layla Santoyo, Princess Carol Allison, Prince Zackary Deuberry, Internet Most Photogenic and
Prince Runner-Up Joey Smith and Most Photogenic Jax U/Irich.


2/29/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:23 am
Sets: 5:50 pm
LoD: 11:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:281 am
Sets: 11:00 am
Major Times
5:14 am-7:14 am
5:39 pm-7:39 pm
Minor Times
11:31 pm-12:31 am
11:56 alm-12:56i pm
Prediction
Good
3/1/2008
Rises: 6:20aam
Sets: 5:51 pmn
LoD: 11:30:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:22 am
Sets: 11:52am 1
Major Times
6:07 am1-8:07 amn
6:2 pin-8:32pmn
Minor Times


12:24 am-1:24 am
12:49 pm-l:49 pm
Prediction
Beer
3/2/2008
Sun Data
Rises:5 622 am
LoD: 11:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:11 am
Sets: 12:50 pm
Major Times
7:00 am-9:00 am
7:25 pm-9:25 pm
Minor Times


Pr diction

3/3/2008
.Sun Data
Rises 5 29am
LoD: 11:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:55 am
Sets: 1:53 pm


Major Times
87:154 m-19 4apm
Minor Times
2:11 am-3:11 am
2:36 pm-3:36 pm
Prediction
Good
3/4/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:18 am
Sets: 5:53 pm
LoD: 11:35:00
Moon Dalta
Rises: 4:33 am
Sets: 2:57 pm

8:4 am1 m5tm
9:10 -l:Ipm-:0pm
Minor Times
3:02 am-4:02 am
3:27 pm-4:27 pm
Prediction
Good
3/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:16 am
Sets: 5:54 pm


LoD: 11:38:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:08 am
Sets: 4:03 pm

9:35M dj 1 5nmm
10:00 pm-12:0 am
Minor Times
3:52 am-4:S2 am
4:17 pm-5:17 pm
Prediction
Good
3/6/20018
Sun Data
Rises: 6:15 am
Sets: 5:55 pm
LoD: 1140r0

Rises: 5:39 Im
Sets: 5:10 pm
Major Times
10:24 am-12:24 pm
10:49 pm- 12:49 am
Minor Times
4:41 am-5:41 am
5:06 pm-6:06 pm
Prediction
Better


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The 2008 Kindergarten Princess and her Court: (from
left) Miss Photogenic Lea Nichols, Princess Elaina
McClenithan and Miss Photogenic Alyssa Smallwood.





























Cathy Bennett of Brook-
side Bluff opposed the rail-
road right of way


Ed Bredeweg of Brookside
Bluff said proposed cross-
over roads are a problem
and wants four-laning west
of the that community.


Keaton and Mr. Albritton (his
brothers-in-law). That could put
it a bit farther- away and every-
one comes out good." His pro-
posal drew clapping from the
entire audience.
Dr. Barbara Carlton said she
has lived in this community for
48 years and loves it. "They've
been talking about U.S. 17 for
70 years. I don't want these
people of Brookside Bluff to
get disenfranchised. Let's
accommodate them and get this
done efficiently. I'm willing to
be instrumental in brokering
something for them."


U. S17


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The Gospel Barn Sing

Wlth Mark< and Andrea Forrester of Flint, MI

Saturday, March 1 6:00 pm

Binng a Lawn Chair Concessions Available

Rain or Shine Under the barn on Highway 62 5 miles

WESt of Highway 17 near Wauchula, FL. Look for the signs!

NO Admission Charge a love offering will be taken

FOT infoTInration contact 863-773-9123 or 813-391-8537




You Asked For It & You got I .

By poptular demand we Will nOW be Op~en (Or Supper


III


`JESUS
Continued From 1A
will be on Friday and Satulrday
nights from March 21 through
April 19. All performances are
interpreted for the deaf by a
person on stage among the
crowd. so hearing impaired
people can enjoy the action as
well as understanding it.
Adult tickets inl the center
section are $16 this year, with
children and seniors paying
$14:'Seating in the end sections
are $12 each. There is also a
discount for groups of 25 or
more.
Tickets can be purchased by
calling 375-4031 or going to the
Power and Light Productions
website www.storyofjesus.com.
The cast of 200 people and
151) animals (horses, cadiels-
sheep. goats, dogs, donkeys,
chickens, pigeons and doves)
have spent months preparing
for the non-stop nationally
acclaimed story of the life of
Jesus, beginning before His
birth, through H-is ministry,
trial, crucifixion, death, resur-
rection and Second Coming-
The website has video clips
of past performances of the
three-hour drama. Pick your
night (March 21-22. or 28-29,
April 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19),
order your tickets and be ready
for the authentic Biblical "Story
of Jesus."




FAMORKERWAR
Continued From 1A

oe relquupt for absit plan i
ty Planning and Zoning Board
which, however, split 4-4 with '
one member abstaining. A tie
vote amounting to a negative
vote, it was appealed to the
commission-
Although the county
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
and regulations appear to be an
automatic entitlement in Agri-
cultural (A-1) zoning, a ques-
tion has arisen .whether the
phrase "allow a single-family
detached dwelling, a farmwork-
er housing development of not
more than one dwelling per five
gross acres,' meant that where
individuals could have one
home on five acres, a row of
individual houses for farm-
workers would be permitted if
the overall density did not ex-
ceed one per five acr~es. Some
feel it should be Similar to the
row houses on roads adjacent to
the dairies in eastern H-ardee
County.
Another question is whether
suitability of the surroundings
or compatibility are f actors
which must be considered, even
(though it is not a Special Ex-
Iception or rezone, just a~ permit-
ted use in A-1 zo~ning.


E~chruary 28, 2008, T'he Hlerald-Advocate 3A


A large crowd attended public hearing at Hardee Agri-Civic Center.


Dr. Barbara Carlton of
Wauchula offered to help
broker a satisfactory solu.
tion for Brookside Bluff
and wants highway four.
laned.


~"


Hardee County Commis-
sion Chairman Dale John-
son said the U.S. 17 proj-
ect is about money and will
help provide jobs for the
future.


Jason Laman, owner of Ta/Iahassee attorney Reg-
The Bluffs golf course, gie Boutier represented
suggested a land swap to Sweetwater Ranch devel-
move railroad right of way opment and wants high-
to the east. way four-landed soon,


Wauchula Mayor David
Royal wants quickest and
most economical route for
U.S. 17 four-laning.


Edgar Davis, of Florida Ferti-
lizer in Wauchula, said his bigg-
est concern was "safety along
the parcel of road from Zolfo
Spr-ings to DeSoto County. It is
the most dangerous piece of
road. We run 15 trucks a day.
We need to build a road pretty
quickly. Tomorrow's too late.
Let's quit arguing and build it."

SOLUTIONS
Jason Laman, owner of The
Bluffs Golf Course, spoke for
"my customers, neighbors and
friends. The county needs the
highway. The biggest opposi-
tion is from Brookside Bluff
folks who don't want their
homes ruined. I don't want my
business changed either. An
effective answer may be a.land
swap with Mr. Bowen. Mr:


Buchanan. Both officials have
been working to obtain more
funding for the U.S. 17 project
in Hardee County.
County Commission Chair-
man Dale Johnson said "I repre-
sent the 28,000 other people in
this county outside Brookside
Bluff. If it requires $72 million
to get the current plan complet-
ed, it won't happen in our life-
times. If it's $42_ million, it
could happen. We need jobs for
our children and grandchil-
dren."
Commissioner Minor Bryant
expressed appreciattion to DOT
"for giving us another- shot at
this. We need to get this done.
Sen. Toby Holland got us
money years ago to get started.
We have Congressional, Senate
and Representatives' ears. We
can't keep putting this off. DOT
bought the railroad property
years ago to do this. Let's do it
nowL)" he said; to loudir clapping
from the back half of the room.
Wauchula Mayor David
Royal commented, "We know
that finishing U.S. 17 is the dri-
ving force of our community.
It's been on the plan since the
1960s, but funding always goes
elsewhere. After the 2004 hurri-
canes, FEMA (Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency)
made a long-term plan and the
top priority was for U.S. 17 to
be four-laned from Hardee

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fic for emergency evacuation.
We need the quickest, most eco-
nomical way to get this road
done."


Fish Br ThH re ident Glenn
Bowen said it has been more
like 70 years planning for U.S.
17 has gone on. "I am being
pictured as a bad man. My
brothers-in-law and I won't get
rich from this," said the elderly
minister, who came to the area
at the age of 9. "I don't know
which way will benefit most. If
the four-laning is to the west,
people could get killed trying to
cross the two nor-thbound lanes
to get to the southbound. I sym-
palthize with people at Brook-
side Bluff. I feel their- pain," he
said, which brought booing
fr~om the Br~ookside residents.
"This is not my fault, not the
coun.ty~'s fauilt. The state brought
that right-of-way before any of
this was here. It was just a cow
pasture. A man bought it, want
ed to sell it and str-etched the
truth, telling them the road
would never- go on that railroad
tr-ack, there would always be a\
nature trail there. It doesn't
matter. to me which way it goes,
but let's not buy right of way
when they have it. U.S. 17 was
just resurfaced and will not
need it again soon (for the
southbound lanes). L~et's get it
dlone," he said to mor~e booing.
DavidI Greenberg, a Sarasota
businessman who owns 34
acres of grove on the east sidle
of U.S. 17 by Car-lton Street,
pede wonderfully vibrant community
and I want to bring an assisted
living facility, nice restaurant,
offices and stores here. When
we show developers it, they


want to know how they will get
up and down the highway.
There are 5,500 cars a day using
U.S. 17. I urge you not to delay.
Do it safely, rapidly. Don't
bicker, help us bring investment
here.
Representing the proposed
4,500-acre Sweetwater Ranch
LLC, Reggie Butier and Scott
Leftivich, a lawyer and engineer
respectively, said the issue was-
n't completion of U.S. 17, but
which alternative to use. "The
county is bootstrapped from
growing without completion of
the main highway through the
county. DOT is supposed to
look at all alternatives and look
at the most economical. It
would be easier on the old rail-
ro~ad corrlidor,. the most efficient
and cost etffective," they said,


would present for 400 residents
to be between two high-speed
highways. There would be
increased noise fro~m trucks. It
would devalue their homes.
Thirteen houses on the east side
and 17 on the south side could
be lost to crossover' construc-
tion, reducing the $200,000 in
property taxes the condominiu-
um community pays to the
county each year.
In addition, the crossover on
the south side, between the
community and adjacent
Brookside Bluffs Golf Course,
would present a daily hazard for
those golfing each day. It would
also take out the meadow area
where family and friends keep
their RVs when they visit, tak-
ing a way the little miscella-
neous income for the club-
house.
One man said that crossover
would be within 12 feet of his
home and elevating the
crossover because of drainage
would allow drivers to look
directly in his windows. He also
said it would take out the No. 4
tee, No. 3 green and probably
the golf bridge most of the resi-
dents use for their- car~ts.
The proposed north crossover
would affect the picnic and
recreation area of Brookside
Bluff -and the east would
remove the bike trail many use.
"DOT promised us that they

Blou dan itland ehy cnite a
short-term advantage over a
long-term plan. A plan has
been approved, let's get behind
it and support," said several
speakers to loud clapping from
thner vilhe cmnty allowed the
golf course community to be
built, and depends on the snow'
birds for their contributions to
the community, "it's not safe,
it's not right, we shouldn't have
to sell out and move," said
another resident.
Finally, one Brookside B~luff
resident said he wasn't happy
with the county. When it was
considering retrofitting the
clubhouse as a hurricane shel-
ter-, it decided not to, because "it
did not benefit all the county."
(Brookside Bluf'f was asked to
allow Gardner-area residents to
use the proposed hurricane
shelter and refused to, not want-
ing strangers in their communi-
ty).
Now, said the unhappy resi-
dent, we ar-e told this route is
better- for the 28,000 other resi-
dents of` the county and we are
not wanted, not represented. "If
you're going to take the land,
take it and give us our fair share
and we'll move ourselves," he
said to more clapping.
As an aside, a Gardner
13aptist Church member spoke
about the split one-way pairs.
"We'd rather be an island than
not have our church and ceme-
tery. T'he church is over 50
years old and the cemetery is
100 years old. Use the railroad
bed past the church," she said-
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FLORENCE INEZ
WRIGHT
Florence Inez Wright, 85,
of Wauchula, died on Friday,
February 22, 2008, at home.
Born in Wauchula on Feb.
20, 1923, she was the daugh-
ter of Nathan and Rowena
Lanier Barwick. She lived in
Hardee County most of her

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She was preceded in death
by husbands Harley McCoy
Keene and John Wright; and
by two sons, Kenneth Keene
and Tom Keene.
She is survived by her
children, Patricia Marsh of
Avon Park, G-ayle Story and
husbndH Jeraesd ad aernn,
Jim of Ona, and Terry Keene
of Wauchula; two brothers,
Harold Barwick of LaBelle
and Calvin Barwick of Avon
Park; a sister, Carlie Earnest
of Arcadia; 10 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Monday
from I to 2 p.m. at the funer-
al home, followed by a ser-
vice at 2 p.m. with Duck
Smith officiating. Interment
followed in Paynes Creek
Cemetery.



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MATTHEW J. RITCHEY
Matthew J. Ritchey, 93, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
February 20, 2008, at Oak-
bridge Healthcare Center.
Born in Canton, Ill., on Nov.
2, 1914, he came to Wauchula
from Orlando in 1953. He was a
citrus grower. He was a member
of First Christian Church of
Wauchula. '
He is survived by his wife of
72 years, Fern Ritchey of
Wauchula; a son, David
Ritchey; a daughter, Linda
Williams; a sister, Victoria Hill;
five grandchildren; and three

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with services at 2 p.m. Inter-
ment was in Oak Grove Ceme-
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WRIGHT
Flor-o...o IzWright, 85, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
February 22, 2008, at home.
Born in WVauchula on Feb.
20, 1923, she was the daughter
of Nathan and Rowena Lanier
Barwick. She lived in Hardee
County most of her life and was
a homemaker and caregiver.
She was a member of Wauchula
Hills Baptist Church and The
Women of the Moose.
She was preceded in death by
husbands Harley McCoy Keene
and John Wright; and by two
sons, Kenneth Keene and Tom
Keene.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Patricia Marsh of Avon
Park, Gayle Story and h band

uhdes and hSbn Jim o
Ona, and Terry Keene of
Wauchula; two brothers, Harold
Barwick of LaBelle and Calvin
Barwick of Avon Park; a sister,
Crie Earnest of Area a; d
grandchildren; 18 great-gran -
chil Idn;and two great-great-

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MICHAEL WAYNE
CLOUD
Michael Wayne Cloud, 50,
of Zolfo Springs, died on
Monday, February 18, 2008,

Born July 6, 1957, in
Donalsonville, Ga., he lived
in Hardee County most of his
lif e Lpreviously worked as
a -m alcian at New Hope
Chi Fi~n Winter Haven. He
was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
He is survived by a sister,
Deborah Cloud of Winter
Haven; three brothers, in-
cluding johnny Otero of
zolfo Springs; and a niece,
Melissa Cloud and her chil-
dren Alicia and Alejandra
Cloud.
Funeral services were last
Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at
Oak Grove Baptist Church
with the Rev. Jim Davis and
the Rev. Dennis Gibson offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Oak Grove Cemetery.




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ESTEBAN MARTINEZ
Esteban Martinez, 94, of
e ruy 0l, 8,e Wednesday,
Born in Mexico on Jan. 3
1914, he was a Catholic.
He is survived by six sons,
Juan Martinez and wife
Amparo, of Bowling Green,
Pedro Martinez and wife Rosa
Elva, and Esteban Martinez Jr.

Mxico Satan aartinazl and

Matinet, al of Wach aciaan
Ituben Martinez and wife
Felipa of Zolfo Springs; four
daughters, Jesusa Ledezma and
husband Santana, Juana Leos
and husband Lionel, and Emma
Martinez, all of Mexico, and
Erlinda Olvera and husband
Jose Luis of Wauchula; and
numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the nursing home.
Services were Tuesday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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COBB St
Wilbur M. Cobb Sr., 73, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, February 20, 2008, at his
home
Born in Alva on May 2,
1934, he was a resident of
Hardee and DeSoto counties
most of his life. He was a
deputy with the Polk County
Sheriff 's Office, a Winter
Haven police officer and
Annapolis, Md. police offi-
cer. He was a U.S. Navy vet-
eran of the Korean Conflict.
He attended Riverview
Heights Missionary Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his wife
Shirley Cobb, of Wauchula;
children Debra Lundquist
and husband William of
Englewood, Juanita Aguion
of Georgia, Tina Lundquist
and husband Tim of Polk
City, Mark Cobb and wife
Debbie of Lakeland,. Rex
Cobb and wife Jackie of
Alabama, and Wilbur M.
Cobb Jr. and wife Joanne,
Chuck Huddleston and wife
Kay, Edward "Cowboy"
Huddleston and Chet Hud
dleston, all of Wauchula; four
brothers and sisters Orval
Richard Cobb and wife Grace
of Nocatee, Jimmie Cobb and
wife Dena of Zephyrhills,
Ruby "Susie" Harris~on of
Bradenton, and Euby Bennett
and' wife Fonda of Fort
Meade* 17 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchils
dren.
5 Visitation vas tFhrday r m
funeral home. Services were
S urdaHei hts mMi si naer
Baptist Church, Wauchula,
with the Rev. Jim Harris offi-
ciating. Interment followed
in Oak Ridge Cemetery in
Arcadia.




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JOHN CHARLES HIATT
John Charles Hiatt, 57, of
Portsmouth, N.H., died Mon-
day, January 28, at the Ports-
mouth Regional Hospital.
Wa h las b nd andinraisedoin
Hardee County High School in
1970. He served 20 years in the
U.S. Air Force as an aircraft
mechanic in Vietnam, Korea
and Phoenix, Ariz. He had a
computer repair business.
He was preceded in death by
hist fathbrothMiltJ n ,, tey

man; internal gatna parents
and maternal aunt and uncle
Walter and Mona Wolford.
Survivors are a daughter,
Kelly Hiatt and partner Kenny;
mother Dora Bozeman of Wau~
chula; father John Bozeman and
wife Pat of Fort Meade; sisters
Martha Godwin and husband
Charley of Wauchula, Mary
Carter and husband Lloyd of
Opp, Ala. and Betty Bozeman
of Warner Robbins, Ga.; com-
panion Rachel Slaughter; and
grandchildren Abbey and Euan
Sloan of the Isle of Mann, Great
Britain.
A memorial service was held
at Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church, Newington, N.H. on
Feb. 16. Local memorial ser-
vices are uncertain at this time.
Cremation Society of
New Hampshire
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GLORIA T.
SANDOVAL
Gloria T. Sandoval, 56, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
February 21, 2008, at her
home.
Born in Hondo, Texas, on
Jan. 20, 1952, she was a bus
driver for Hardee County
Schools. She was a member
of Faith Temple Church of
God.
He is survived by her hus-
band George R. Sandoval Sr.;
a son. Ruben T'. Lonlgoria Jr.
of Wauchula; a step-son,
George R. Sandoval Jr. of
Traverse City, Mich.; three
daughters, Monica Hernan-
dez of Wauchula, Blanca
DelaRosa of Winter Haven,
and Michelle T. Longoria of
Chiefland; four step-daugh-
ters, Angelita Wallace of
Imlay City, Mich., Christina
Sandoval of Traverse City,
Mich., Michelle Sandohal of
Seattle, Wash., and Priscilla
Rue of Sadona, Ariz.; two
brothers, Seledonio Trinidad
Jr. of Zolfo Springs, and
Francisco Trinidad of Arcada
ia; seven sisters, Esperanza
Garza of Zolfo Springs, Car-
men Lamboy of Fort Meade,
Sulema T. Reyna of Wau-
chula, Irma Prieto of Fort
Meade, Celestino Rivera of
Pearson, Ga., Maria Trii-
dad of Wauchula, and Jose-
phine T. River~a of Zolfo
Springs; and 20 grandchil-

dresitation was Friday from
6 to 8 at First Baptist Church
o at hula.0Serviceat tere
Baptist Church of Wauchula
with Pastor Wendell Smith
and Pastor Barry Taylor. In-
terment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery.



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REV. WILLIAM
HARRISON CO'NLEY
Rev. William Harrison
Conley, 9'i, recently of Anth-
ony, and a longtime Wau-
chula resident, passed away
on February 22, 2008 in
Ocala.
Born on May 4, 1912, in
Enterprise, Ala., he moved to
Hardee County in 1920 and
attended the Lemon Grove
and Popash schools. He was a
member of the First Baptist

Coe hs re dareu o preaec
a the age of 16 and was
ordained to the Gospel
Ministry in 1932 by -New
Hope Baptist Church. He re-
ceived theological training at
the first class of Baptist Bible
Institute, then in Lakeland.
He has pastored churches
in Hardee, DeSoto and High-
*lands counties, including
Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
(now Northside Baptist)'
Southside Baptist Church in
Avon Park (now Florida
Avenue Baptist), Brownsville
Baptist church, Wauchula
Hills Baptist Mission and
Eastside Mission. Rev. Con-
ley served the Orange Blos-
som Baptist Association as
President of the Pastor's
Conference and Vice Mod-
erator, President of the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association, Chaplain at the
Hardee County Jail, and was
an Honorary Deputy Sheriff.
He also served on the staff of
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula as Chaplain and Spec-
ial Ministries since Decem-
ber 1993, visiting the shut-
ins, nursing homes, hospitals
and jail inmates.
He married Mary Ellen
Jones on Jan. 12, 1932, and
God blessed them with four
children. '
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mary E. Conley;
a daughter, Frieda; and a
granddaughter, Tinna.
Survivors include two
sons, Savell Conely of Se-
bring, and William Kelly
Conley of Anthony; one
daughter, Marvell Barnes of
Level plains, Ala.; 14 grand-
children; 19 great-grandchil-
dren; five great-great-grand-
children; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on
Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6-8

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were at 2 p.m. Wednesday'

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Rev. Ken Smith, Marcus
Shackelford, Kenny Sanders
and Duck Smith officiating.
Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.




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REV. WILLIAM
HARRISON CONLEY
Rev. William Harrison Con-
ley, 95, of Anthony, and former-
ly of Wauchula, died on Friday,
February 22, 2008, in Ocala.
Born on May 4, 1912, in
Enterprise, Ala., he moved to
Hardee County in 1920. He was
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula. He was
ordained to the ministry in 1932
by New Hope Baptist Church
and pa'stored churches in
Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands
County. He was president of the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association, chaplain at the
Hardee County jail and an hon-
orary Deputy Sheriff.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Mary Ellen Conley; a
dugtr Frieda; and a grand-

Survivors are two sons,
Savell.Conley of Sebring and
William Kelly Conley of
Anthony; one daughter, Marvell
Barnes of Level Plains, Ala.; 14
grandchildren; 19 great-grand-
children; and five great-great-


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Wauchula Cemetery.
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MICHAEL WAYNE CLOUD
Michael Wayne Cloud, 50, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Monday,
February 18, 2008, at home.
Born July 6, 1957, in Donal-
sonville, Ga., he lived in Hardee
County most of his life. He pre-
viously worked as a musician at
New Hope Church mn Winter
Haven. He was a member of
Oak Grove Baptist Church.
He is survived by a sister,
Deborah Cloud of Winter
Haven; three brothers, includ-
ing Johnny Otero of Zolfo
Springs; and a niece, Melissa
Cloud and her children Alicia
and Alejandra Cloud.

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Oak Grove Baptist Church with
the Rev. Jim Davis and the Rev.
Dennis Gibson officiating. In-
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Cem~etery.
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RICHARD JOSEPH STILES
Richard Joseph Stiles, 59, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
February 24, 2008, at Sebring.
Born in New Jersey on Feb.
15, 1949, he was a construction
laborer.
He is survived by friends.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Florida received a cold front early in the week which dropped
nighttime lows mostly into the 30s and 40s. A few inches of rain
were spotted in the Panhandle. Jackson and Santa Rosa counties
received between one and three inches last week, respectively.
Other areas of the Panhandle received less than half and inch, daily
temperatures for the major cities reached the 70s, and 80s; while
lows were in the 20s to mid-60s. Daytime temperatures ranged
from the,mid-70s to the mid-80s; low temperatures ranged from the
upper 2s to th ow 50.

FIELD CROPS
Fieldwork continued last week as recent rains improved soil
moisture conditions in some areas of the Panhandle. Potato planti-
ng was steady in central Florida while harvesting was in planning
stages for some counties in the southern Peminsula. Hay supply was
very low in parts of the Panhandle. Soil moisture was adequate in
Gadsden and Washington counties. Overall, topsoil moisture in the
Panhandle and Big Bend was mostly short with an adequate supply
of subsoil moisture. Central and southern Florida topsoil moisture
was very short to short; subsoil was adequate.
MoisureTopsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week yer week week Year
Percent
Veyshort 2 1 31 2 11 14
Short 19 29 32 34 31 31
Adqute 68 63 37 56 56 54
Supls11 7 0 8 2 1

VEGETABLES
Harvesting continued last week and spring planting began in
the southern Peninsula. However, freeze damage caused a decline
in the volume and quality of the remaining winter crop in southern
Florida. The demand for strawberries continued to be good in Plant
City. Cabbage, broccoli, collard, and kale continued to be harvest-
ed in the tri-county area of central Florida's Flagler, St. Johns, and
Putnam counties. Harvesting also continued in Fort Myers of col-
lards, peppers, cabbage, kale, and Swiss chard. Other vegetables
that moved through the market last week were beans, cucumbers,
cabbage, celery, endive, escarole, eggplant, squash, sweet corn,
tomatoes, and radishes.
CattlePasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 10
Poor15 10 45 35
Fair50 50 35 40
Good30 35 15 14
Exelet0 0 0 1
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in poor condition. In Gadsden County,
the supply of hay was very low. Winter forages, where planted,
were finally coming to grazing status. Stock ponds were filling
from recent rains. The condition of cattle was very poor to good
with most in fair condition. In central areas, pasture was very poor
to good with most in fair condition. Pasture condition improved
following recent rain in Sumter County. Many locations were still
very dry. The condition of cattle was very poor to good with most
in fair condition. In the southwestern areas, pasture was very poor
to excen owrt mxoct 1 fair condition St teide, cate condition


CITRUS
Temperatures by the end the week were unseasonably warm
and conditions very dry in the complete citrus growing region.
Highs reached the low to guid-8(Js ip all areas. A weak front brought
scattered,.1ight rainfakI of less than~ one tenth of an inch of rain to,
the central growing region. All other areas received no rain.
Growers are continuing with irrigation programs, pesticide spray-
ing, and hedging and topping. Overall, trees and fruit were in good
condition with good fruit sets. Reports show fresh grapefruit sizes
relatively small compared to past seasons. Across the citrus indus-
try, growers and researchers were looking for the best way to
address the greening situation. Aggressive production practices,
scouting techniques, and removal of abandoned groves was being
used to control greening. Other scientific methods were being dis-
cussed to combat the citrus psyllid. Navel orange, Sunburst tanger-
ine, and Orlando tangelo harvest was almost over for the season.
Early and midseason orange harvest reached its peak level at over
six million boxes a week. Harvest continued through mid to late
March before transitioning to Valencias. Varieties being harvested
included early, midseason, Navel, and Temple oranges; grapefruit;
Sunburst and Honey tangerines; and tangelos.


THURSDAY. FEB. 28
Hardee County School
Board, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop with insurance
consultant, 4 p.m., regular
meeting 5 p.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, joint meeting with
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VZolfo Sprin s Elemen-
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mission, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, regu-
lar meeting, 8:30 a.m., zon-
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our readers this week usual-
ly found mn this spot as the
Food Service Department of the
Hardee Coutnty School District
has not provided menus for the
upcoming week ofMarch 3-7.



with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In
t is npdlocen Inord sceonndan
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than ane en day prior to th pr -
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-e8 0955-8779, via Florida Relay

DATED THIS 1ST day of February,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

as his D C. y le k
e 7ul4,21,28c
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,
also known as MATTAL-
kEn NICKSON, andehrer
devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other
parties claiming by,
through, under or
against her
Residence Unknown

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

Begin at SE corner of SE 1/4
of NE 1/4, Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,


REV. OPAL M. COLSON
Rev. Opal M. Colson, 89, of
Bartow, died Thursday, Feb-
ruary 21, 2008, at Bartow.
Born in Manatee County on
Oct. 26, 1918, she graduated
from the Apostolic Bible
School in 1945 and became an
ordained minister. For the next
50 years, she pastored churches
in Concord, N.C. and in Wau-
chula.
Survivors include one broth-
er, Rev. A.C. Colson of Braden-
ton; two sisters, Vesta Meri-
wether of Pompano Beach, and
Corinne O'Bryan of Bartow;
and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday from
2to 3 p.m. at the funeral home,
with services at 3 p.m. with the
Rev. Billy Green and the Rev.
Tommy Covington officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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REV. OPAL M.
COLSON
Rev. Opal M. Colson, 89'
of Bartow, died Thursday'
February 21, 2008, at Bartow'
Born in Manatee County
on Oct. 26, 1918, she gradu-
ated from the Apostolic Bible
School in 1945 and became
an ordained minister. For the
next 50 years, she pastored
churches in Concord, N.C.
and in Wauchula.
Survivors include one
brother, Rev. A.C. Colson of
Bradenton; two sisters, Vesta
Meriwether of Pompano
Beach, and Corinne O'Bryan
of Bartow; and many nieces
and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday
from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funer-
al home, with services at 3
p.m. with the Rev. Billy
Green and the Rev. Tommy
Covington officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.


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ESTEBAN
MARTINEZ
Esteban Martinez, 94, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday,
February 20, 2008, at home.
Born in Mexico on Jan. 3,
1914, he'was a Catholic.
He is survived by six sons,
Juan Martinez and wife Amp-
aro, of Bowling Green, Pedro
Martinez and wife Rosa Elva,
and Esteban Martinez Jr. and
wife Joaquina, all of Mexico;
Santana Martinez and wife
Patte, and Jacinto Martinez,
all of Wauchula, and Ruben
Martinez and wife Felipa of
Zolfo Springs; four daugh-
ters, Jesusa Ledezma and
husband Santana, Juana Leos
and husband Lionel, and
Emma Martinez, all of
Mexico, and Erlinda Olvera
and husband Jose Luis of
Wauchula; and numerous
gand hild e, gree eana
grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the nurs-


ing home. Services were
Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church
with Rev. Vincent Clemente
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Ceme-
t ery.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007CA000)559

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCIS A. WHALEY and JEN-
NIFER L. WHALEY, his wife '

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANCIS A. WHALEY, resi-
dence unknown, if alive, and if
dead, to all parties claiming inter-
ests by, through, under or against
the said FRANCIS A. WHALEY,
and all other parties having or
claerin ntg have any right, title o
described.
JENNIFER L. WHALEY, residence
unknown, if alive, and if dead, to
all parties claiming Interests by,
through, under or against the said
JENNIFER L. WHALEY, and all
other parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest in
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
t~he o doi property in Hardee

Commence at the NW cor-
ner of South 18 acres of
West 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4
of section 8, Township 33
South, Range 25 East and
rn oth rEast I~ne oinpaveod
Beginning; thence run East,
208.75 feet; thence South
208.75 feet; thence West
208.75 feet to the East Ilne of
said road; thence North to
the Poln bf Beginig nall

Tw Ihp 33ngSouth, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your w itte defensesS I anyL t
Plaintiff's attorneys, whose
address Is 2525 Ponce De Leon
Blvdi., Suite 400, Miami, Florida
33134, on or before March 28,
2008, or within thirty (30) cays
after first ublit tioorngin I
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be
etrd agis ou pl ne relief

201ATED on the 19 day of Feb.,
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: B. Reed
Deputy Clerk
2:28.3-6c

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

AUENIOE D DSIN
CASE NO. 252007DP000101
IN THE INTEREST OF:
P., D.
DOB: 10/21/1996
P., T.
DOB: 10/21/1996

PoDOB: 11/22/1999
P., C.
DOB: 05/17/2002
Children. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION


MATTH EW J.
RITCHEY
Matthew J. Ritchey, 93, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, February 20, 2008, at
Oakbridge Healthcare Center,
Born in Canton, Ill., on
NWv ch la914,n hercaame t
1953. He was a citrus grower
and a member of First Chris-
tian Church of Wauchula.
He is survived byhis, wife
o 7 years, Fern Ricey o
Wauchula; a son, David
Ritchey; a daughter, Linda
Williams; a sister, Victoria I
Hill; five grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren .
Visitation was Saturday
from I to 2 p.m. at the funer-
al home with services at 2
p.m. Interment was in Oak
Grove Cemetery.




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40 iX ~oett at ,
1Vauchula


WILBUR M. COBB SR*
Wilbur M. Cobb Sr., 73, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
February 20, 2008, at his home.
Born in Alva on May 2,
1934, he was a resident of
Hardee and DeSoto counties
most of his life. He was a
deputy with the Polk County
Sheriff's Off~ice, a Winter
Haven police officer and Anna-
polis, Md. police officer. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran of the
Korean Conflict. He attended
Riverview Heights Missionary
Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife
Shirley Cobb, of Wauchula;
children Debra Lundquist and
husband William of Engle-
wood, Juanita Aguion of
Georgia, Tina Lundquist and
husband Tim of Polk City, Mark
Cobb and wife Debbie of Lake-
land, Rex Cobb and wife Jackie
of Alabama, and Wilbur M.
Cobb Jr. and wife Joanne,
huck Huddleston and wife
Kay, Edward "Cowboy" Hud
dleston and Chet Huddleston,
all of Wauchula; four brothers
and sisters Orval Richard Cobb
and wife Grace of Nocatee,
Jimmie Cobb and wife Dena of
Zephyrhills, Ruby "Susie"
Harrison of Bradenton, and
Euby Bennett and wife Fonda
of Fort Meade; 17 grandchil-
dren; and several great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Friday from 5
to 7 p.m. at the Arcadia funeral
home. Services were Saturday
at 2 p.m. at Riverview Heights
Missionary Baptist Church,
Wauchula, with the Rev. Jim
Harris officiating. Interment
followed in Oak Ridge Ceme:-
tery in Arcadia.
Robarts Funeral Home
Arcadia



GLORIA T. SANDOVAL
Gloria T. Sandoval, 56, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
February 21, 2008, at her home.
Born in Hondo, Texas, on
Jan. 20, 1952, she was a bus dfri-
ver for Hardee County Schools..
She was a member of Faith
Temple Church of God.
He is survived by her hus-
band George R. Sandoval Sr.; a
son, Ruben T. Longoria Jr. of
Wa ua val s ep-son,TrG e r
City, Mich.; three daughters
Monica Hernandez of Wau-
chula, Blanca DelaRosa of
Winter Haven, and Michelle T.
Longoria of Chiefland; four
step-daughters, Angelita Wall-
ace of Imlay City, Mich.,
Christina Sandoval of Traverse
City, Mich., Michelle Sandoval
of Seattle, Wash., and Priscilla
Rue of Sadona, Ariz.; two
brothers, Seledonio Trinidad Jr.
of Zolfo Springs, and Francisco
Trinidad of Arcadia; seven sis-
ters, Esperanza Garza of Zolfo
Springs, Carmen Lamboy of
Fort Meade, Sulema T. Reyna
of Wauchula, Irma Prieto of
Fort Meade, Celestino Rivera
of Pearson, Ga., Maria Trinidad
of Wauchula, and Josephine T.
Rivera of Zolfo Springs; and 20
grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 6
to 8 at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula. Services were Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula with Pas-
tor Wendell Smith and Pastor
Barry Taylor. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

Everything that lives, lives
not alone, nor for itself.
--William Blake


OF PARENTAL RIGHTS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
EI~zabeth Purser
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petit on for tderminaltionh of

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

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and you are hereby COMMANDED "a; n u /
to personally appear before the chains; thence West 82
Circuit Court Judge, on March 28, y rs t~o bedgitning th r

2ONT NO RHOTSE WHAURC U yard etnheenceS East 7
LA, FLORIDA, for a MANIFEST yards to beginning, Hardee
BEST INTEREST HEARING in this County, Florida.
matter.
APORUONMUS EDRASNODNALMY an yu aoe r quiut dteoerevse la
SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO Burton & Burton, P.A., Post Office
THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF 33a873, On o efot e od7n d
PARENTAL RIGHTS. YOUR FAIL- _arch, 20, a fl h rgia
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR with the Clerk of the Court either

LONLSE TDTEOE DTERMIBNATION "e s'imdaeyteeerator a
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE default will be entered against you
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETI- for the relief demanded in the
TION FOR TERMINATION OF complaint or petition.
PARENTHLAV EGT RIGHT TO WITNESS my hand and seal of
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE. this Court on this 29 day of
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF January, 2008
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE- B. HUGH BRADLEY

UEN Ce o Cout
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worked at 4-H booth,


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Barney Cherry, president of the Hardee County Fair


Sandie Barrett, Cleve Richardson and Bev Richardson were at The Story of Jesus
booth.


Vent Crawford talks with
Association,


Mike Chester, Herman Brown and Bruce McQuaig shown at Mosaic booth, which gave
away tree seedlings.


CF Industries had a booth with lots of pictures that depicted the phosphate industry.


George Wilson and Mary Ann Wilson are volunteers for
the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


Jim Barncord as Jimmy Hayseed takes donations for the
Scottish Rite Masons for speech and hearing impaired
children.


Bob Tydd and Barb Tydd are volunteers at Paynes Creek
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name, age, place of resi-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR

CaseRN~oE. 2C520U0N7CA000684
WAUCHULA DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, a Florida corpo-
ration,
Plaintiff,
VS.

OSA 'CVANOan MARIA

Defendants /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that the fol-
lowing-described real property
will be sold pursuant to a Final
Juderaern ofCForel sur Ieing


LOT 9, of Wheeler Farms
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by map or plat thereof
recorded in the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in and for Hardee
County, Florida, in Plat
Book 3, Page 38.
and that said sale will be held at
the North front steps of the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida, at
11:00 A.M. on the 19 day of March,


docket number of the case being
252007CA000684.
Witness the hand and seal of
this court on the 25 day of
February, 2008,
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie CC kek

In accordance with theeAmerican
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disabilities, needing special

the individual'or agency sending
the notice at 501 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
Telephone: (863) 773-3241, not
later than seven days prior to the
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citi/iens. I:;chI itemi that~ is dIonate~d will be given a very special spot
inl theC museum'1 ;1nd,1 of1 CcoullSe reCog)nitionl to theC donol(r.
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took thiat class untlil she married that same year. Even though she
beca~me ; a BarrowS.;11 al her students continued to refer to her as
Miss warren.

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sCVeTia ltims that She Wlshed to donate to Cracker Trail Museum.
One of the items was a small quilted wall hanging which has mis-
cellaneous copies of HaIrudee County landmarks transferred onto the
cloth. Another one is a 19371 picture of Wauchula High School with
her dad in it. She later brought in a more current picture of her dad
as a donation.

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Be Careful Walkmng
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The long-awaited streetscaping along Wauchula sidewalks
begins Monday.
Spectrum Underground Inc. will start tearing up sidewalks on
both sides of East Main Str~eet, beginning at Fourrth Avenue.
The block between there and Fifth Avenue (also called U..S.
17 northbound) is first on the schedule of $1.4 million alloted
over the last two years by the state Department of Transpor-ta-
tion for Wauchula's beautification project.
Work continues up and down the northbound lanes even past
the city limits on the south. Next up will be the block between
Fifth and Sixth (U.S. 17 South) avenues.
Finally, work continues to the west, as far as Seventh Avenue,
and from Ninth to Florida, as f~r as th~e money lasts-
The portion between Seventh and Ninth avenues is not includ-
ed in the DOT project. Dr-ainage problems and differences in the
street and curb height affecting placing handicap access neces-
sitated leaving those two blocks out of the state-funded project.
Instead, Community Redevelopment Agency dollars will be
used to correct drainage and do the landscaping there.
The entire state-fulnded landscaping project is due for com-
pletion by the end of July, weather permitting.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PR-OPOSED

CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE

LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use 9~land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.

Amendment #08-01-SS: A change of the official future land use classifi-
cation from County "Town Center" to City "Low Density Residential" on
the Cha L. Lee and Ka Vue property consisting of approximately 9.80
acres

A public hearing will be held on the 10th day of March 2008, at 6:00 PM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-01 A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the
second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and
all matters pertinent to the proposed amend ment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeals are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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pranisal is an opinion. They will
be different. Thiis has been a
Riemsha-Crean show. Owner's
cost should be included. They
say this was a bad speculative
investment in a bad market."
Levy indicated Vandolah
Power will have no financial
responsibility to hook into the I-
4 corridor in the future. "The
transmission issue in the
Vandolah to Charlotte line is
very complicated He said
bhlewsn da i 2005 ad
tq0e6t wai entify trnansmiss on
constramnts or economic o so-


"Under the cost approach, the
mass appraisal worked. There is
no failure. The burden of proof
is on the taxpayer," said Levy.
Berman said Crawford "did
not consider the market. She
had a taxpayer willing to work
with her. That was not a fair-
mar-ket value. You have to con-
sider economic obsolescence.
The $2 million interest is real--
not $11 million interest."


$10)7 million for the turbines,
for ;1 $240( million total. T'he
$101(2 million andi $112 million
ar~e the just values," concluded
nleman, wh~o noted sales tax
was no~t p'aid since power plants
were exempt by IFlorida.
In his closing argument to
defe~ndl the county's valuation,
Locren Levy said Tl.'lhis is a typ
ical challenge to tangible per
so~nal property. Miss Crawford
uIsed guidelines from the
Floridit Depar~tment of Revenue
and the depreciation schedule.
Mr. Pense used the mass
appraisal process, also for
Seminole and Hardee Power
Partners. There is a long body
of case law. The Missouric
decision in 2002 said appraisers
can use sales tax in the original
cost. The Florida Supreme
Court has upheld the mass
appraisal approach."
Levy also cited two court
cases where courts upheld orig-
inal list price less depreciation.
"Va~ndolah Power wants the fee
appraisal app`oach. An ap-


nies into bankr~uptcy. Some reg-
ulated companies like TECi(O
a\ndl Duke lincrgy enteredt tle
spcu"lative power market~c and
sulffered losses.
Speaking plants like Vanddalh
Po~wer arle expccctd to run f~ive
to100 r even up to210 per'cent of
the time. Va~ndolah in 2-004 r~an
at 2.81 per''cen of capacity and
in 2005, dlue partly to hurri
'canes, ran at 5.16 percent a
capacity.
Doug Jensen, manager of
Vandolah Power, told The
Herald-Advocate last week that
Vandolah Power in 2008 as of
Feb. 21 has run at .0024 percent
of capacity about a quarter
of one percent. "We have r~un
one turbine twice this year-
The county's legal defense
team consisted of Larry Levy,
Loren Levy and Ana Torres of
Tallahassee. Vandolah's legal
team was Neil seleman Jefley
Mandler and Ashley Kazman of
Miami.
Testimony indicated South-
ern Companies a year or two
ago infor~mally offecred over the
telephone to buy Vandolah
Power's plant for $16b0 million
to $170 million, and the offer
was rejected.
In closing arguments Friday,
Vandolah's attorney Berman
said the merchant power- plant
market had crashed by 2005
and lenders were chokiing fr~om
bad loans. One never-used GE
7FA turbine at a plant in Laake
Worth was appraised at $11
million in the summer of 2005
by Robert Pender, an economic
consultant hired by Crawford to
review Vandolah Power's
appraisal in late September
2005. Tender's opinion of plant
value for Jan. 1, 2005, was


was $196.5 milli~n.
Te'stimnony indlicatedl GHI (ur-
bmens hadt to b~e olrderedl about
21( month1S in ad~vanICe. 13erllnian
sa~id by Septembecr 200(5 (;H tu1-
bine pn~ces decckedct by at least
30 percent.
"Mrs. Crowfordl dlid not
undlerstandl the market. This is a
unique pro"Perty. This is not
fraud,, but she was negligent.
She dug in her heels and was
not inclined to listen to the tax-
payer. Vandolah r-epr~esentatives
visited Kathy in FebruLar~y 2005.
She had an indifference to the
taxpayer.
"She was in her first term.
She was a rookie. The county
budget depended on the figure.
This was an issue of 25 percent
versus 12 per-cent of the tax roll.
She had been the county budget
of~ficer. She said Mr-. Tender's
review shot holes in Mr.
(Michael) Remsha's report."
Riemsha hadl been hiredl by
Vandlolah P~ower to make an
aplpraisal f~or the 2005 andl 2006
plant valuations.
T'he propjer-ty soldl in 2004 for
$127 million and that included
a contract with Reliant E~nergy,
the land and millions in cash.
TIhe tangible personal property
was worth $92 million, said
Berman,
"There were transmission
restr~aints and severe competi-
tion for merchant plants.
F~lorida did not de-regulate.
This hurt merchant plants. All
are doing badly. There was a
significant loss in value. There
was a heavy economic obsoles-
cence factor. The Gaffney
report stated an overcapacity
reduces value. Our area had
over 100 per-cent overcapacity.
"Mr. Remsha said the value
in 2006 was $112 million and
that included $Y9 million in
spare parts. Mr. Pender- was
having fuin with numbers. H-e
adds $;10 million in interest and
$10I million in sales tax and 20
percen~"f t for owner's expense,


lion eachl. The total plant cost,
including the GEi turbines, was


soldl the pln,I~I( including lalnd,
b~uildlings andll turbines, in the
f'all of' 2004) fo~r $127 miillion to
the current~n ow\nerls. T'hi s w~s
part' of` a sale of other plopler-
tIe`S.
Valndolah's legal defense: and
expert w\itnesses indicated in
hindsight building the plant was
a mistake. It was built at a time
when the Florida energy market
w\as expected to be deregulated
and there was a lot of specula-
tion in the energy markets
nationwide. The fall of Enron
occurred several years ago. A
number of speculative power
plants built forced some compa-


energy need times, such as hot
summeri anid cold winter w!eath-
er or wvhen other power plants
might he shut dm\Vn f'or repairs
or maintenaince.
TIhuls. Vando~lah is considecred
a peakLing plantc and is not regu-
latedl by the IFlorida P'ublic
Serv\'ice omiso li~e
TE'~CO. Flor~ida~ P'ower &: Light,
and Pro~gress Einergy.. TIhose
r~egulated plants are: allowedc to
maike a guaranteedl rate of
return (profit) on their plant
investment.
Vandolah Pow~er has a capac-
ity to produce 680 megawatts
and has fo~ur expensive single-
cycle GE 7FA turbine engines
that can use natural gas or
diesel fulel. The four tur-bines
cost $148 million, or $37 mil-


TRAFFIC STOPPER


PHOTOS BY CHELSEA HARRIS
Traffic was halted for a while on West Main Street last Thursday (top photo) as restau-
rant owners Giovanni and Blanca Molinaro took delivery of an authentic Italian wood-
burning oven weighing over 8,500 pounds. Getting it into the restaurant adjacent to
Heritage Park on West Main Street was quite a chore (middle photo). Brought from
Texas to Wauchula, the oven will have to be installed, bricked and properly vented in
order to prepare the southern Italian foods they plan to serve. The first job was replace-
ment of the doors of the old Cranford Building (bottom) which were removed for the
massive undertaking. The Molinaros plan to open Giovanni's Main Street Kitchen in
early March, serving low-cost lunches and dinners from 11 a.m. to about 9 p.m.


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


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


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


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The one nonquizzical line is "I'll tell you no lie."

The pretzel was first made by monks in southern Europe as reward for children who learned
their prayers. It is shaped to represent the crossed arms of a child praying.


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that I was a little bit scar-ed, too,"
Savanna commented. "I was glad to get

strtd."oSba na's parentsat- Jin and

When they finally reached the start-
ing line after about a six-minute wait,
the girls took off weaving and winding
their- way through the huge mass of
people. Both admitted that they walked
"just a little," and it was so hard to
pace themselves because of the crowd
of runners. Finally the finish line
appeared, and the two excited girls
realized that all those hour-s of training
had paid off.
"I'm ready to do it again next
year!" Savanna exclaimed. Taylor
remarked, "I'll have to think about it!"
One thing is for sure is that both teens
discovered in order- to accomplished a
goal it takes 100 percent time, effort
and confidence.
Taylor- Pohl and Savanna Hagans,
two super teens! Hardee County is
proud of you!


School swim team. At some meets,

and freec-stroke events, com~peting
against much oldler girls. In seventh


school mnorning ~r~om 7 to 8: 15, she
volunteers in a kinderlgarten classroom
tit H-illtop Elementury. Babysitting
cluties take up much of` her "frc" time,
too.
Church activities are a large part of
their lives. Talylor is an active member
of First Christian Church and Savanna
takes par-t in the Fir~st Baptist Chur-ch
youth group. Recently they attended a
weekend r~etr~eat in Orlando called
Revolve. "It was awesome!" both girls
agreed, saying it was tr-uly a great
chance to mingle with other young
Chri-sti ans.
"I was excited and a little nervous,"
Taylor, the daughter of Br-ian and
Tamm~y Pohl of Wauchula, said when
asked about the day of the r-ace. "I just
didn't know what to expect. I sure did-
n't know all those people would be


By GA;YLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
Special To The Herald-Advoc~ate
Getting up at S o clock on a da-k
Saturday mor-ning to run a, 5K race
doesn't quite sound likec sometchmng an
average~teenage girl would enjocy
doing.
Taylor Pohl and Savanna Hagans,
both 13, just might not be average
teenagers, however.
For the past couple of months the
two Hardee Junior High School eighth
graders trained s
to participate mn c,s
the 3.1-mile. .~t~ On Target
Gasparilla Fun
Run mn Tampa .
on Feb. 9. This involved running a mile
and a half each Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday. In addition, the gir-ls` could
often be seen jogging along on the
weekends.
Another part of their tr-aining was
working out in the weight room with
the medicine ball and war-m-up bike.
Neither girl thought this was all that
hard and actually had fun. "My abs and
legs needed the exercisee" Savanna
laughed.
Although both girls were hesitant to
make a commitment to the race, when
they decided to make it a prior-ity they
found it necessary to organize their


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COURTESY PHOTo
tTayo ol leftF) an~dumwanna Hagans at

time more wisely.
Taylor is very involved in extra-cur-
ricular- activities atl school. She is secre-
tary of the National Junior Honor
Society, a member of Student Council
and a cheerleader. T'o add to this busy
schedule, she is a member of the year-
book staff, a student at Wendy's Dance
Co. and shows a hog at the county fair.
Sava~nna a~lso leadts a~ hectic life. In
addition to being a member of the
National Junior Honor Society, she is
the manager of the Hardee H-igh


results. No one can. But there is
.one guarantee I can give you,
that is a guarantee to give my best
effort.
Plus, if I do not think I can help
you, I will tell you and refer you
to another specialist who might
be able to help.
LIMITED TIME OFFER
Obviously, with an offer like
this, I cannot afford to do it for
very long. So I picked March 3-7.
If you'd like to take me up on
my offer and see what chiroprac-
tic can do for you, all you have to
do is call our office and set up an
appointment,
Phone 773-9713
Call This Number Only
Call anytime between the
hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday. Tell the
receptionist you'd like to come in
for the Special' Introductory
Examination between March 3-7.
I expect to get flooded with
appointments for this event, so
please call as soon as possible to
assure that you do not miss out.
Thank you very much, anld I
look forward in trying to help you
get rid of your pain so you can
start living a healthier, more pro-
ductive life.
Sincerely.
Dr. Robert D. Helvestonl














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chiropractic treatment, the other
two groups received traditional
medical therapy. All three _groups
reported some relief, but the chi-
Topractic group reported superi-
ority on all levels studied!
Would you like even more
proof that chiropractic works'?
Then listen to these comments
from my patients .
PATIENT SUCCESS
STORIES
My, grandsonS JosiahII, wa~s lot
wcalkinlg anld w~outld niot urse his
legs andl feet wchenr he wals 20
months. He could nrot stand even l
if somleonec w~as alssistingS himi. I
decided to take him to Dr:
Helvefsonr anld after. only? one
rmonlth of tivatm~entr Josiah wcas
putllinlg hrimrself urp usinlg a chair
or table anld stanrding onl his owcn.
Josiahr is nowc 3 yelr~s old andr is
anr activec little bov. He contrinules
to recie~e per~iodlic adjutstmenrs. I
am,, convincedl that with~out thle
assistanlce of Dr, Helvleston,
Josiarh wrould niot be walking

--Mary\ P~rlembrton

OnI Augulst 14,. 20041 while
wlorkingS the hrlrricacne I wats

~firom a bu~ildinlg. Th1is be(ingS a
w~or~kmanl~s comrpensatrion claimr I

X-Rays, examrrs. pmbe riced~t.
pinlchdct, shrot w~ith neelctl ls untril I
could niot tarke r~~ anyorec I hacl
shots inl thle back, hipl. shoulder ,
Thlen camrle the had nrews we~ murst
operate' (Thart Meanlls curt). I wa'ts 2
todays awayn! fivm, thatl whenc~r a
.fr~iendr took me to Dr: Hellvecstonr.
Yes hec w~okrke meI( ove, trrl anda
timelcs it hulrt butr no rct neatr s hadlr if





" ""c Idle~tr backl \\rushe, and /, r~s
/\ rrsr~!ctr asit/ tiets st srrr f
med~ticatl D: s at ler 6 diff i tlncrnt

tionl andl nro betterc, off t1hen I wars
whencI I g" rot l hurt ,,c inak orsc. L


hav~e beenl seePing DR. Helveston
for 7 MO. Nowc l am1 back playing .
golf playing ball wIith my son
wtor~king ar-ounrd the house ald
enljoying life some better knowing
I am ge~tting thle proper- care
FINALLY and imlpinving each
visit.
--Chief William Beattie

I wvant to take this opportunity
to say "Thlank Youe". When2 I hurt
my back following Hurricane
Chanrley, leavr ig mle in severe
painl alnd limited mobility I
thought I w~ourld hav~e to see a
back specialist alnd might even
face surrgery. Thlen someone sucg-
ge~sted that I see a Chim-practor
This wa's anl idea that I wIasnt't
comrfortable wvith because I have
alwa,~ys beenl skeptical of
Chrimrao~~ctors. Not being able to
handlle the painl I decided to give
you a chance arnd l am) glad th~at I
did. Aftr rfollow~inlg yotr 90 day
rivatmnent andt rehabilitationr pin-
g'raml aml as good as I used to be
wcith complliete mrobility~ and pain
fir~e. I pracise the Lord that he
wor-ked through you to brig
about, hea~linrg to myl? back. I hope
thris lettr w,cill eclcourange others
wIho am cjurst als skeptical as I ursed
to bec to atr leasts considers. thle pos-
sibility of` a ChI'YIIimrctor: WIo
knrow~s. it m~ight just wcor~k.
--Sincer~ely
Revr. Jim Davis
ADHDI
A recent study reported in
Octoberr. 2006 of an 8 year old
child diagnosed with ADHD
showed significant improvement
in his behavior and in academic
performance in a two month
trealtment period.
BEWARE
According to ant article pub-
lishe~d in the New York Times on
IFbrulary 10. 2007, uninltention al
Inta~l drug overdol~ses neatrly do~u~
b~cle f'roml ''' 190 tO 200, overtak-
inlg fa:lls to bcomelnc thle nautiol's
se~cond~ Iclleadin cause of' death.
G;UA\RA\NTIEE OF GREAT
SERVICE
Obviousl I cannllot guaranteed


*A complete chiropractic
spinal examination .. .
*A full set of specialized x-rays
to determine if a misalignment in
your spine is causing your pain or
symptoms .. (Note: Nobody
gives these kinds of x-rays free.
They would normally cost you at
least $100) .. .
*An analysis of your x-rays
and spinal exam results so we can
see what needs to be done to help
relieve your problem .
*Helpful literature that show
how your body works and why
you experience pamn ..
*Answers to all. your most
probing questions about chiro
practice care and what it can do for
you.
Now, as a part of this one-time
offer, you canl come in and find
out for- certain if you need chiro-
practic care and how it might
help you eliminate the pain you
are feeling.
Before you come in, though,
you will probably want to know a
little about me. So let me tell
you. .
I brought professional chiro-
practic quality here to thlis area in
1985. Before that I practiced in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for 10
years. I have been examined and
licensed in the states of Florida,
Kentucky and Tennessee. After
graduation from Chiropractic col-
lege, I have done extensive Post
Graduate studies which has
allowed me to successfullly deal
with problem cases, structural
rehabilitation, extremity prob-
lemns, migraine headlachles, etc. I
am a member of the F~lorida
Chiropractic Society.

DOES CHIIROP'RACTIIC
REALLY WORK?
Absolutely! Helre are some c
findings fr~om studies dlone ~y
chiropractors and ortho~pedlic sur-
geons.
H~arvardl Medical School
H-ealth Letter Sept. 1990 O
"Chiropractic tre~atmecnt of low
back pain which affects 75 mdi-
hion Americans, is superior to the
standard regimen administered


Dear Friends,
I have been in chiropractic
practice for 34 years and have
helped thousands feel better and
live healthier and more produc-
tive lives through chiropractic
care. NowlIwant to introduce one
of our most exciting events in
chiro ractic health care. The
debut of the new Torque Release
Technique billed as the first and
newest adjustment technique for
chiropractic's second century. So
if you have been afraid of the
"twisting of your neck" in treat-
ment, you can now get treatment
with this new painless technique
with none of the "cracking" of
the spine
For instance, chiropractic care
may be able to help you if you are
suffering from any of the follow-
ing conditions:
*Migraine headaches
*Lower back pain
*Numbness or soreness in your
arms or legs
*Constant fatigue; lack of ener-
gy
*Muscle spasms, sprains &
strains
*And a whole host of other
problems ranging from dizziness
to ringing in the ears.
These symptoms can be caused
whenever the vertebrae in your
spine are out of alignment
because these "Misalign-ments
directly affect your nervous sys-
tem.
Fortunately, if you are suffer-
ing from any of these problems,
or similar affliction right now,
they may be relieved or eliminat-
ed by proper chiropractic treat-
ment (commonly called adjust-
ment). So if you have always
wanted to "check out" chiroprac-
tic care and see what it t time to
do so because . .
for one week $20 will get you
all the services I normally charge
new patients $150 for!
What does this offer include?
Everything. Take a look at what
you will receive ..
*An in-depth consultation
about your health and well-
being . .


by medical doctors, a major
British study has concluded.,
Chiropractic almost certainly
confers worthwhile long-terni
benefit in comparison with hospi-
tal outpatient management," said
Dr. T.W. Meade, a British med-
ical doctor who headed the study
conducted at 11 hlospitals anld chi-
ropractic clmincs."
Federal Medical Study
Endlorses Chirop~ractic For
Back Pain US Agency for
H-ealthcare Policy anld Research.
December 8, 199)4 A panel of
23 doctors headed by Dr.
Stanley Bigos, M.D., Professor of
Orthopedic Surgery, studied
3,900 medical articles on low
back pain. Their conclusions
were that "Chliropractor's mnanip-
ulation of the spine was more
hlelpf'ul than any of the following:
traction, massage, biofcedback
acupunicture, injection of sterois
inlto the spine,. back corlsets, anld
ultrasoundl. Sulrger~y wars benlefi-
cial only inl I out of 100 cases!

MIGRAINE IIEADACllES
G;ONE!
*I:n Aulstra~lia, thle federal gcov-
crnmntcn conuniiissiioned a sctudy to
detecrminec if` chiropractic care
was effective inl treating miigraine
heaach~oles. 85 p~atienlts who suf
feared fr~om mnigrainecs forI an ve-
age of 19 years wer~e dlivided~t into
three groups. O)ne group receiveal


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English Chevrolet
Everglades Farm Equipment
Farm Bureau Hardee County
Farr Groves
FINR
First Fruit
First National Bank
Florida Fence Post
Florida Fertilizer
Global Produce & Sales
Gourley Plastering
Graham Farms
Hanchey's Carpets
Hardee Petroleum
Hardee Ranch Supply
Heartland Growers
Jeff and Kelly Johnson
JLC Farms
Joe L. Davis Grove & Ranch
Joe L. Davis Jr.
Johnson Harvesting
Kelly Durrance Livestock
Krause Grove Service
Larry Davis Citrus
Lily, O'Toole & Brown
Lone Stare Construction
M osaic
Nicholson Grove Service
Norm Nickerson & Sons


7S Bar
Attachment Solutions
Bar Crescent S Ranch
Beef O'Brady's
Benny Albritton Grove
Servi ce
Carl' Saunders
Cat's Corner
Cat's on lIVlain-
CF Industries
Chapman Fruit
Clear Springs
Cobb Construction
Cobb Site Development
Coker Fuel
Coldwell Banker
Conley Grove Service
Coyote Lake
D& E Auto
D&S Cattle
D3 Farms
Dan & Linda Smith
David & Jane Durrando
David Singletary
Davis Citrus Management
Davis Enterprise
Devane Citrus Groves
Doyle Cariton III
Dr. Barbara Cariton


Okeechobee Livestock Market
Parker Farms
Peace River Electric
Perrington Feeders
Pete's Pharmacy
Petteway Citrus & Cattle
Rimes & Son, Inc.
Robertson Farms
Roland Skipper
RR Smith Ranch
S&D Feeders
Skipper Citrus
Steve Senn Electric
Stiller Grading
Superior Livestock Market
Sweetbay Supermarkets
TNT Reclamation
TECO
Torrey Oaks
Tree Air Cattle Company
UAP
Vandolah Power
Veg King
Walter & Carol Farr
Walter Farr
Wauchula Abstract Co.
Wauchula State Bank


THANK YO U BUYERS

FORi SUPP~TORTING THE HARDEE COUNTY

YOUTH LIVESTOCK SALE AT THE

2008 HARD~EE COUNTY FAIR.

YOU are the ones -that make this such a success.
Thank you most of all for investing in our young people,
who are our future leaders.
Grand Champion Steer Mosaic
Grand Champion Swine Cat's on Main

Thank you to: Norm, Joe & Chris Nickerson for Sponsoring the hauling of the
livestock after the sale.

Thank you to: Hardee Livestock Market for sponsoring the auctioneer.










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


He remembered fir-st grade as
including recess, making letters
and writing his name.
He was asked how a law is
made. "You file a bill, a majori-
ty vote is needed by the House
and Senate to approve, then the
governor can veto it," he
answered.
Did he ever break a law ?
Ulnfortlunately, yes. I was not
driving right," he repliedl. He
urged students to obey laws.
Is he happy in life?~ "Most
days, when my daughters do
goat, w Ten I otle t mngs my
heart~ desires. ..
Alexanderl sa~id his grand-
miother was a teacher,. which is a
"'hurd and noble professionn"
110 starrted college at the
UJniv~ersity of' Hlonda as a coop-
e~rative student.
Is he rich? "We are more for-
tunate than most people. I have
been mar~riedt 227 yer;Is, and it
keeps' getting better.'
Ile .4aid, "Learuning to read
wecll 14 No). 1."
Alexander received a key to
the imi\\n f'rom acting town man-
a~gel ILinda~ R2oberson. He c~om-
PllmentedJ the students a
brIight a~nd energetic.'


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
State Sen. J.D. Alexander on
Feb. 12- spoke to the thi~d
through fifth grade students at
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School, where he attended as a
first grader,
Alexander said he graduated
in 1977 from Frostproof High
School, where he played defen-
sive tackle on the football team.
He remembered the televi-
sion shows he watched as a
child were "Sea Hunt" and
"Flipper.
He said "getting a sound
foundation in school is most
important."
He said FCAT is searching
for ways to measure education
for children. "It is the best idea
the state came up with at the
time, has made improvements,
but not as much progress as de-
sired. FCAT stands for Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test."
The senator, who represents
Hardee, fielded questions from
inany of the 300 students.
Asked about his favorite for
the next U.S. president, Alex-
ander said, "A good one, one


who will protect ourf counltry. I
am confident the American peo-
ple will make the best decision,
No one is perfect. There are
some great candidates.'
He said students "need re-
cess. Physical exercise is imp-
portant., to bur~n off energy." H-e
encouraged students to "do
your best."
Asked if he roide in a limou-
sine, the senator said, "No. I
have a pickup truIck and another
caf.
He said, "When Iwas in the
first graude her~e at Zolfo~ Springs
Elei~nentary. there w\elr six or
seven million people in F~lorida.
Now there ar'e 18 million. All
commumities are very diffe~rent
-- here, Miami, Orlando. other
par-ts of Flor~id~."
Asked about being paurt of
stegovernment, he said, "It is
hard and difficult. There: are
great and horrible dayrs. It is a
chance to help pelOple an1d get
lives on track."
Alexannder said ;Ie recalls his
fir~st-gr~ade teachers as Mrs. Ruth
Hodges.
"My first job was at age 12. I
got to, clean out horse stalls. We
made a pile to grow' vegetables.


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Shown (from left) are Zolfo Springs Mayor George Neal, State Sen. J.D. Alexander,
Linda Roberson, and school Principal Jan Beckley.


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Some ZSE Student Council members include (front row, from left) Luis Castillo Diego,
Dominique Murphy, Jamie Davis, Kayla Albritton and Cody Cumbee; (back) Mydalis
Nunez, Sen. Alexander, Nangly Lor and Hailey Sauvey.


C anes are oat f G u
red snapper and reef fish
anglers.
The Florida Fish &r Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
approved changes to manage-
ment rules for red snapper har-
vested in Gulf of Mexico state
waters. The FWC also approved
new rules that will require all
commercial and recreational
anglers fishing for any Gulf reef
fish species to use circle hooks,
dehooking devices and venting
tools.
These new rules are similar to
recently implemented red snap-
per regulations in Gulf federal
waters that are intended to end
overfishing of red snapper in
the Gulf and reduce release
mortality of Gulf reef fish.
The new rules reduce the
daily recreational bag limit for
red snapper from four fish to
two fish per person, and estab-
lish a zero daily bag limit for
captains and crew of for-hire
vessels in all Gulf waters off
Florida's coast.
No change will be made to
the April 15 through Oct. 31
.Gulf recreational red snapper
harvest season in state waters.
However, new federal rules
establish a June 1 through Sept.
30 recreational harvest season
in Gulf federal waters adjacent
to Florida waters.
Other new FWC rules reduce
the minimum size for commer-
cially harvested red snapper in


t Gul an for iprte rd
snapper from 15 to 13 inches
total length, and reduce the
daily commercial bag and trlip
limit for red snapper harvesnted
in Gulf state waters off Flonida
from four fish to two fish daily
per person.
The new rules also require
fishers on all vessels in the G~ulf
reef fish fishery to possess and
use certain gear, including non-
stainless steel circle hooks that
must be possessed aboard a v~es-
sel and used to harvest any G~ulf
reef fish when natural baits are
used. A circle hook is a fishing
hook designed and manufac-
tured so that the point is turned
perpendicularly back to the
shank to form a generally circu-
lar or oval shape.
At least one dehooking die-
vice is required as well and
must be used to remove books
embedded in Gulf reef fish with
minimum damage. The de-
hooking device must be c~on-
structed to allow the hook to be
secured and the barb shielded
without re-engaging during the
removal process. It must be
blunt and all edges rounded,
and it must be of a size appro-
priate to secure the range of
hook sizes and styles used in
the Gulf reef fish fishery.
At least one venting tool is
also required and must be used
to deflate the swimbladders of
Gulf reef fish to help release the
fish with minimum damage.


hollow~ instrument, such as a
h} podermic syringe with the
plunger removed or a 16-gauge
ne~edle fixed to~ a hollow wood-
etn do~wel. A tool such as a knife
orI aun ice-pick may not be used-
The venting tool must be insett-
ed into the fish at a 45-degree
angle 1-2 inches from the base
of the pectoral fin and be insert-
ed just deep enough to release
the gases so that the fish may be
released with minimum dam-
age. .
FWC s new red snapper rules
take effect on April 1. The rules
requiring circle hooks. dehook-
ing devices and venting tools
for all reef fish species take
effect on June 1.


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July 31 for softshell turtles dur-
ing their breeding and nesting
season.
FWC's DiviSion of Law En-
forcement has found no viola-
tions for the harvesting of the
turtles at this time.

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process, they are reaching out to
constituents and experts, both
regionally and nationally.
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of the harvest on turtle popula-
tions has yet to be determined.


The harvest of freshwater tur-
tles in Florida is sparking a con-
cern about the future popula-
tions of these reptiles.
The Florida Fish &p Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
reviewing the situation to en-
sure conservation of the turtle

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Asian market for turtles, but it
is unclear how that relates to
harvesting turtles in Florida.
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for harvesting other freshwater
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COURTESY PHOTo
Dave Sleeper & Kelly Barone

Kelly Bar one & Dave

Sleeper Are Engaged
Richard and Terry Barone of the North Central Flor~ida
Bowling Green announce the YMCA.
engagement ,of their daughter, The prospective groom is a
Kelly DeniseiElisabeth Bar-one, 2000 graduate of Hardee
to David George Sleeper-, the Senior High School. He attend-
son of David and Jan Sleeper of ed the University of Florida,
Wauchula. and is currently employed at
The bride-to-be is a 2001 Ignition USA. He resides in
graduate of Hardee Senior High Gainesville.
School and a 2005 honors grad- The couple are planning a
uate of the University of December wedding at St.
Florida. She currently resides in Augustine's Church in
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ONE BLUE, THREE PINKS


Senior Citizen News

By Jim walton

What a wonderful evening of music and dancing we all had
here at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula last
Thursday.
By showtime heavy rains had let up, followed by a soft south-
ern breeze swaying the tall palm trees and a beautiful moon light-
ing the night sky. Attendance was great, especially from our friends
at Pioneer Park.
Hostess Darlene Henry introduced us to several couples visit-
ing the center for the first time. They were her guest, Sue Presley
from Crystal Lake, George and Betty Pond from Charlie Creek and
Martin and Dorothy Hopkins from Pioneer Park.
The 3 Notes + 1 Band invited Sue Walworth to join them on
stage with her dobro guitar. Her performance was excellent, espe-
cially on country western numbers. Also, Bill and Tina Rego came
on stage again this evening performing the numbers "Crying Time"
and "September Song." The band then continued on until break
time with a fast dance number, "My Blue Heaven," followed by the
number made famous by the great artist Eddie Arnold, entitled
"An time," and he "Waltza aou 11e fr ra snc br.Droh
Hopkins from Pioneer Park won the door prize this evening. The
band then struck up its mystery number, entitled "I Really Don't
Want to Know," guessed correctly by Martin Hopkins from Pioneer
Park.
By audience request Art and Fran danced the line number
"White Sportcoat." Also, Art and Emma lined danced the number
"Alley Cat." The band then hit the hot number, "Right or Wrong,"
that gave for some fast dancing.
The band finished out with the fine Waltz number "Girl of My
Dreams" and "Blue Spanish Eyes." Sue and her dobro impressed
us with a fine gospel number, "Please, Forgive Me."
So finished another evening of fine music and dancing here at
the center. There will be no gathering here at the center tonight
(Thursday), however come be with the 3 Note + 1 Band at Pioneer
Park, where they have been invited to perform.
Hope to see you again at the center March 6.



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0' In Recognition of

COrnerstone Hospice
Invites you to a

"Heart to Heart"
With Guest Speaker:

Dr. Kathleen Welch-Wilson, MD
Of Hardee Family Medicine On

Thursday, February 28, 2008

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p~m.
At The Hardee County Public Library
315 Northz 6th Avenue
Rauchula, Fla.

Come learnt about Heart Health & Wellness, Question
and Answer Session. Refreshments will be provided.-
Please R.S.ViP. to Janet Tindell, LPN
(863)256-4163
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'Transformers'

Party Honors
Z-Year-Old
Guadalupe Roman Almaguer
III, the son of Erika Tello and
Lupe Almaguer of Wauchula,
turned 7 years old on Jan. 17.
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Saturday, Jan. 19, at
his father's house in Wauchula.
Theme for the party was
Transformers.
Guests were served several
Mexican dishes and a Trans-
formers cake. They enjoyed a
Transformer pinata as well.
Joining in the occasion were
godparents Ruben and Brenda
Olmos; brother Polo Almaguer;
sister Marianna Almaguer;
aunts Bertha Almaguer and
Mary Gutierrez; many cousins
and several friends.


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Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Bach-
rnan,n En land,l a seven pund

CDiaa eP ie o al s Ho
pital, England. Mrs. Bachman
is the former Robynn Farwell of
Gardner. Maternal grandparents
are Richard and Karen Farwell
of Gardner. Maternal great-
grandmother is Hazel Farwell
of Gardner. Paternal grand par-
ents are Ray and Vicki Bach-
man of Atlanta, Ga. Paternal
great-grandparents are Helen
and Milton Sweigert of Atlanta,
Ga.


Roman


]axon justiss
Celebra tes

6th Birthday

of Jaoxhon na 1oree t ,l ouss
Justiss of St. Louis, Mo., turned
6 years old on Jan. 30.
He celebrated with a
NASCAR swim party on
Saturday, Feb. ,.
Joining in birthday wishes for
Jaxon were grandparents Jamie
and Diane Justiss of Wauchula,
Cheryl Landry of Pensacola.
and Walter and Dr. Doreen
Feldhouse of Dyersburg. Tenn.;
great-grandparents Vetres
Justiss of Wauchula and Dora
Reese of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and
baby sister Morgan Rebekah
Justiss.


Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Albrit-
ton, Wauchula, a seven pound
13 ounce son, Jayden Ray. born
Dec. 20, 2007, at Florida Hos-
pital-Sebring. Mrs. Albritton is
the former Candace Harden.
Maternal grandparents are C.B.
and Carmen Harden of Wau-
chula. Paternal grandparents are
June Albritton of Wauchula and
the late Jesse "Buddy"
Albritton.


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adler,
LaCrosse, twin daughters born
Jan. 7, 2008, Shands at Alachua
General Hospital, Gainesville.
Ashlynn Grace weighed six
pounds two ounces; Madilynn
Jane weight six pounds four
ounces. Mrs. Adler is the for-
mer Michelle Shadwick.
Maternal grandparents are Peri
Pa ker and GM Ivi Slhadwl '
Paternal grandparents are
Charles and Linda Adler of
Bowling Green. Pater-nal great-
grandfather is Herman Boyette
of Bowling Green.

Hospital nlew~born sh~ots inayr
be includedr w~ithl ~ourr anl-
nouncemlent free or~c~harrgec. Any ~
other photo is $5F.


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KELLIANNE JOHNSTON
Air Force Airman Ist Class
Kellianne N. Johnston has grad-
uated from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
,The daughter of Darrell and
Lisa Johnston of Apache Trail,
Wauchula, she is a 2007 Hardee
High School graduate.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, recruits study the Air Force
mission, organization, and mili-
tary customs and courtesies.
They also perform drill and
ceremony marches, receive
physical training, and learn rifle
marksmanship. They also have
field training exercises and spc
cialnt it nng nahuman r hu ti ns
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree
thogre th ACommunity Coll-


2008 Hardee County Fair Grand Champion

I would like to give a special thank you to all the
buyers who helped to support my friends.

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COURTESY PHOTO
Operation Round Up, a charitable program organized by Peace River Electric
Cooperative, recently donated over $19,000 to two area entities, one of them Hannah's
House in Hardee County. The shelter for victims of domestic violence, scheduled to
open soon, received $6,247 to provide security equipment and monitoring services.
Operation Round Up board members presented the check to John and Lorraine
Gillespie of Hannah's House (center front). Pictured with them are (from left) Beverly
Hood and Marie Dasher and (in back) Bruce Vickers, Bill Hodge, Joe Parrish and Julian
Tharp. In Operation Round Up, cooperative members allow their monthly electric bills
to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money being collected and donated
to worthy charities in PRECo's 10-county service area.






WELCOMES JAMES STALLINGS
Joe L. Davis, Inc. Real Estate recently welcomed local realtor/broker
James L. Stallings as an associate.
Stallings brings with him 25 years in the real
estate market, the last nine out of county where he
has specialized in industrial and commercial prop-
erties throughout Central and Southwest Florida.
o A 31-year resident of Wauchula, he is married
a. to the former Bess Allen, whom he met while
,attending Stetson University in DeLand. He
:r. holds both bachelor's and master's degrees. The
:. couple have two adult children.
iii;2L/ Stallings is an active member of the First
Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and
teaches a men's Sunday School class. He is a mem-
ber of the Cattleman's Association and the local unit of
the American Cancer Society. He served 12 years on the Hardee County
School Board and is also a former member of the Wauchula City Council
and Hardee Memorial Hospital Board.
On the state level, he and his wife recently served on the Alumni Board
of Stetson University, and he is a former member of the Florida Baptist
Foundation Board.
"We are proud to have Jim join us. He has a wide background in the real
estate field, from residential to agricultural to commercial. His 25 years
of experience is invaluable to our organization," says broker/owner Joe L.
Davis, Jr.

Stallin s can be reached at the Wauchula office
located at 234 S. Sixth Ave. (US 17 S.), or by
calling 773-2128 or (863) 412-4379. 2:28c


ABOUT ...
School News
The? Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
aonsdfrteachersc Ie~ntity r hh?
isDeadline fo submissions
Pedas o ue b e rtame
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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MUSICAL PAST


,,:, Hannah's House s& 6,247

Six-Thousand Two-Hundred Forty-Seven Dollars Dollars


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Wednesday Musicale's annual Past President's Tea was held Feb. 13, and the club
honored former president Neva Howard, who now resides in Lakeland. She was presi-
dent 1955-56 and 1971-75. She is pictured above (seated, right) with the past presi~
dents who hosted the tea (seated, from left) Virginia Metheny and Bess Stallings;
(standing) Jan Brutus, Sylvia Parker, Carol Myer, Jill SouthwelI, Jeraldine Crews and
Gloria Davis; not pictured, Dot BelI. The valentine's program featured love songs.
Among those participating were June Potter bottomm, left) playing her autoharp and
singing "Sugar Time" and Jill Southwell (right) smngmg "Embraceable You" Peter
Preston played his guitar and sang an original composition, 'Absence, and "He
.Stopped Loving Her Today." Jo Thompson gave the background of Elizabeth B.
Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?" then read the familiar poem. The club's next pro-
gram will be held March 12 and will feature men in music. For more information, call
President Svivia Collins at 773-6251.


Children 17 and under free with
paying parent. The hours of the
show will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Robert West, a railroad illus-
trator, will be on hand to sign
his newly released palinting
"Plant City Memories This
painting depicts Plant City dur-
Hi totri mtade 5 ear ,h e
Atlantic Coastline Railroad
diesel locomotive, and period
Hot Rods in downtown Plant
City. Copies of this painting and
Robert's other works of art will
be available for purchase on the
day of the show. Robert will be
on hand to personally sign
paintings purchased from him.
For further information con-
tact Gilbert Thomas Jr. at (863)
412-3090.
If you desire to learn more
about our club, you may view
our club web site at
www.hbplantrr.org. If, you have
any questions or need more
information feel free to contact
me. This past year we had over
700 people attend our Train
Show and Swap Meet. W~e are
already looking forward to a
bigger and better show in
March.

Gilbert Thoa J
Club Show Chairman
Lakeland


Dear Editor:
The 18th annual Model Train
Show sponsored by the H.B.
Plant -Railroad Historical
Society will be held March 3 at
the Hillsborough Community
College Plant City Campus
John Trinkle-Building on 1206

NTP eRd ill b ver 120 ven-
'dor tables filled with model
railroad items for sell or trade.
The club will have operating
scale model railroad layouts in
HO, N and O-27 (Lionel).
The Florida Chapter Morse
Code Operators will be display-
ing their skills and telling of the
history of the telegraph and
Morse Code "The First
Internet"
The Greater Florida Lego
~Train Club will be on hand with
operation Lego Trains and kid
area of Lego building blocks.
"Operation Life Saver" pre-
sentations on railroad crossing
safety will be made throughout
the day.
The Plant City Historical
Railroad Depot in downtown
Plant City will be open for
viewing. The depot is just a few
blocks away from the train

Foo i anvaiadl n nth eidifrieg
car area at a reasonable cost.
Admission is $6 for adults.


Awareness Committee
and
The Magnolia Manor Park Board
would like to extend a sincere appreciation to all of
Hardee County for participating in our 2008
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
We would like to send special thanks to all of you
that participated in our parade and donated your
time and services to our celebration:
City of Wauchula Commissioners and Police
Department, Hardee High School ROTC, Hardee
County Sheriff Department, Hardee County
Commissioners, Fire Department/Paramedics,
Supervisor of Elections, Bowling Green City Police,
Zolfo City Police and City Hlall, Hardee County School
SBoard, North Wauchula Elementary, Hardee High
School Student Council and Homecoming Court, Lil
Miss Hardee Count3, Mrs. Hardee County,
Mr. Edner Cherry, 1st Missionary Baptist Church,
Progressive MB Chturch, Sonics, Mr. Hardee Pace,
A&An Stereo Sound, Will Duke Church of Christ,


receiVe an opportunity to guess
how many jelly beans are in the
jar. Winner reCeiVe5 G gift
basket valued at $150.


Letter To The Editor

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Held in Plant City March 3


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The Squeezin's
By Barbara Car/ton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers


J~Be~BT~


NESW REPIRESEIN TAT'I` IVES.
TIhe first activity ofI each year at the Peance Riiver Va~lley Citrus
Gr~ower~s AssOCialtionl is theL lCtioni( l ofl gro(wer. repreI'Sentaivies to
ser-ve onl ourl 12-member~c l hard~~c. New dlirectors ar~e seated and rt
work for area~ gro~wers. .
Che PRIVCGA;i board is reprel~sentative of' the ar-ea of' the asso-
clation, balalncedl periodlically with the member-ship. Four1 represen-
tatives serve on the board~c for IElaree County, two from Manatee
and Si I stacountiis sad sit erri Doto m Chix te coonuien r
and six expiring the year af~ter.
Members elected six individuals for the 2008 board. They are
Lenora Brewer, Sear~s Coker and Dr. Larry Garrett, all growers


takes pride in the fact that it is the only pizza place in Hardee
County that delivers, which is gr-eat for parties, events or the every-
day family. To place an order for delivery, call 773-0486. Domino's
delivers only to residents within the city limits. However, it is hop-
ing to expand its services when the driver-s become familiar with
the area.
Along with its convenient delivery service, Domino's also
offers some money-saving deals. Check the restaurant's ads f'or
weekday specials.
The variety of moulth-w\atering pizzas includes the Hawaiian
Feast, which consists of' pineapple and slices of ham topped with
an extra layer of cheese, andi the Deluxe F~east, a combination of
spicy pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, fresh mushrooms,
<>nions and cheese
For the: vegetable: lovers oult there, the Vegi F~east is the perfect
pizza to satisfy your laste buds. With the medley of fresh green
peppers, onions, fresh mushrooms and black olives, topped with
extra cheese, eating healthy never tasted so eood.
If you can't decide which specialty pizza to pick, you choose
fr~om a list of tarsty ingredients and build yourI own pizza.
To pns include such selections as hot banana peppers,

d g ie cickein, jalape nos, Itali 1 slau tge, fres muht Iosti p -

beep ath nncy ti crust n a clasi qa t sed


the new Domino s Pizza, open daily 10:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Newr business or mrarnagementl Remrodleling or r~elocatingp? Call
Savnannah Faircloth at 773-32.1. w~ithr yotr- business news.


Victory Praise Center
is having a gospel sing on Salt-
urday, beginning at 7 p.m.. fea-
turing the Peace River Singers,
Members of the church, at
132 E. Main St.. Bow~ling
Green. invite you to join them-.
Refreshmnents will be served
following the singing.

Immanuel Baptist Church
will have the Gulf State Quartet
in concert at the 11 a.m. service
on Sunday.
"Come and enjoy God's
Good News through music."
says Pastor J. Harold Davis.
The church is at 2-10 E. Bro-
ward St.. Bowling Green. For
more information, call him at
863-445-0290.

Christian Home Freewill
Baptist Church will host the
Holy City Quartet on Salturday.
March 15. The South Carolin 1-
based southern gospel group
ministers throughout the south-
east.
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Cars topped with Domino's Pizza signs can now ne seen
zipping around town as home and office deliveries are
made.
A visit to the new store will reveal the teamwork and strong
'leadership that the Domino's staff possesses. You also may notice
how the floors, tables and cooking area seem spotless. This well-
kept restaurant is under the supervision and leadership of Andrew
Pena, the general manager of Domino's.
Domino's, located at 1038 S. Sixth Ave. in Wauchula Plaza'




Dear Friends,
Words seem inadequate to
express our appreciation for alI you've
done in the loss of our loved one,

Peggy Jean Brown. Your visits, phone
calls, cards, flowers and donations to
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green
and A.R.C. mean so very much. But
most of alI, thank you for your prayers.

The Ernestine Durrance Family
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frlomn Ar~cadlia; Hen NorrIis a~nd Mike Pre-scotr t of1 Wau~chula; and
Gallon "Buddy" Keeni Jr. of' Palmetto. These six board members
will join the other six board members: Riowdy Bateman, Bobby
Kr-ause, Ken Sander~s, Justin Sor-rells, Huglh Ta~ylor and Mac T'urner.
At the Januar~y Board of' Dir~ectors meeting, the board elected
Turner as pr-esident, Sorrells as vice president and Brewer as the
secretary/treasurer. These three individuals will serve as the
Executive Committee of the association, along with Sanders who
was elected by the board as their at-large repr-esentative to the
Executive Committee.
The focus citrus growers in 2008 continue to be dealing with
is greening. This disease continues to be detected in groves around
the state, with some groves experiencing heavy disease concentra-
tions. Luckily, the PRVCGA region is not experiencing some of the
heavy infestation experienced in other areas of the state.
Growers in the Indian River citrus-growing region report
grove death at a rapid pace and have reported young trees planted
one year ago testing positive for greening. Growers in the southern
part of the state continue to aggressively remove infected trees and
eradicate psyllid population in an effort to slow the spread of the
disease.
The Southwest Florida Research & Education Center has
recently opened a new diagnostic laboratory to help with the back-
log of greening samples growers are submitting for testing,
Sample submission requirements are similar to the Southern
Gardens facility. The SWFREC is asking growers to call when sub-
mitting numerous samples to coordinate the best time for process-
ing. The phone number is (239) 658-3400. Sample submission
forms and procedures are available online at www.imok.ufl.edu-
/hlb/ or at the association office.
The Florida Department of Citrus has been recommended for
continuation to the Florida Legislature by the Joint Legislative
Sunset Review Committee. This group of legislators is charged
with reviewing departments.
Initially, it appeared the committee would call for a grower
referendum to continue the Department of Citrus, but that require-
ment has since been lifted. Citizens wishing to submit comments
on any department of state can do so online by visiting the Joint
Legislative Sunset Review Committee's Web site at http://www.-
floridasunsetreviews.gov/.
It appears, though, there will be changes at the Department of
Citrus as it shifts more focus with the rest of the industry to find-
ing an answer to deal with greening. In a statement to growers at
the January meeting, Florida Citrus Commission Chair Ben Albrit-
ton motioned for and obtained a unanimous approving response for
the follown stat et:
lentTh FohrsidaeCtu Con mis ion clearly recog ize t e snf-
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munity to respond to Florida growers' greening and canker needs."
This could mean a shift of funding from advertising activities
to research.


WISHES DO COME TIRUE Your lawn hasn't been
m~owed. your television is just too small and your old washing
machine won't spin. Before you put your entire paycheck in your
ga1s tank so you can drive out of' town, looki ar~ounl!
A new Searls Outlet store has r-ecently arrivedl nearby, filled l
wlith a variety of household items fori every family. It's located
right on U.S. 17, at 317 N. Sixth Ave., next to the public library.
Sear-s Outlet is open Monday thr-ough Saturdauy from 9 a.m.
until 7 p.m., and on Sundays from I to 6 p.m.


PHOTOS BY SAl91NNAH FAIRCLOTH
Sales manager Michael Fisher stands among a variety of
appliances that are offered at the new Sears Outlet store
in Wauchula.

The new store offers tools, electronics and appliances, as well
as lawn and garden needs. Just in case Sears Outlet does not have
the particular item you're look ng for, you can easily shop online at
the store and order and pick up your purchase right in Wauchula.

lighted 11le a hy orae vHar and wie to fn stoet telat met




matching, which guarantees that they will match any competitor's
price.
Throw out that outdated TV and spinless washer and head to
the new Sears Outlet store and make your house a happy home!

GET THE DOOR! After a long tiresome day at work, the
last thing someone wants to do is cook up a big meal for the fami-
ly. Thanks to the new Domino's Pizza arriving, you can kick up
those tired feet and enjoy a great meal delivered right to your door!


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. The Church has left the
building! And on March 9th,
its community will be glad

tCh rchdiis pu irstitsC rsi ian
action by suspending its regu-
lar Sunday service to practice
very purposeful acts of kind-
ness throughout the commu-
nity.
Volunteers from both the
church and the community
will be joining together to
paint, clean, remodel, change
oil, put together school kits
snd uro vsr t es umder-
elderly, feed the homeless,
assist widows and much
more. A total of 27 different
projects ,will be completed'
during their normal service
time.
When asked about the up
coming day of service, Sr.
Pastor, Darin Canary stated,
"We're excited about how our
congregation has rallied to


support this special day of
service to our community.
Even though this is a one-day
eent ou 11 aelgis that our

church that serves regularly.
We want to stop just going to
church and we want to start
BEING the church. We are
called by Christ to serve oth-
ers and reach out to those who
are hurting or need a helping
hand. Its time we stop warm-
ing pews and start putting our
hands and feet where our
mreathst rt adth nk'tt saista
see what all God will do
through our willingness to
serve instead of be served on
March 9th."
If you would like to join
First Christian in their efforts
to serve, you can call the
church office at 773-9243 and
sign up for a service project
that you are willing to be a
part of.


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Brooksid~e Bluff News
By Mary Stock


During the past week, s'- iff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests.
COUNTY
Feb. 24, a residential burglary on Hickory Street, burglary of
a conveyance on Lake Branch Road and criminal mischief on Steve
Roberts Special and on Bagwell Drive were reported.
Feb. 23, Victor Monroy Ramirez, 19, of 26 Pine Cone Trailer
Park Drive, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Feb. 23, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
Rodeo Drive were reported.
Feb. 22, a residential burglary on Edison Avenue, a fight on
SR 66, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief on
Evergreen Drive and a theft on SR 64 East were reported.
Feb. 21, Pedro Vidal Pesquera, 24, of 311 Turner Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with battery.
Feb. 21, Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 34, of 1833 U.S. 17 N.,
Wauchula, and Pedro Reyes, General Delivery, Wauchula, were
arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley and each charged with larceny -
petit theft. Pedroza was also charged with resisting an officer in
recovery of stolen property and detained on a probation violation
charge.
Feb. 21, Christina Wright Staton, 44, of 621 East Bay St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 21, Eric James Culver, 22, of 228 Magnolia St., Sebring,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charge with larceny -
petit theft and trespassing on property not a structure or con-
veya. 21, Juan Antonio Escobedo, 43, of 5110 Mason-Dixon
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of battery.
Feb. 21, thefts on South Road and on U.S. 17 North were
reported.
Feb. 20, Patricia Martinez, 24, of 3152 Jack Jones Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of withholding
suppo f20, i et s Westley Hudson, 28, of 1560 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and
charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or manufac-
ture, possession of marijuana, and two counts possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Feb. 20, Jimmy Shoffner, 19, of 782 Illinois Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey and charged with battery.
Feb. 20, Emerson Fils-Aime, 23, of 705 Chamberlain Blvd.
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
trespss n~g on property knot a structure om com eyance.Orne a
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with possession of
marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or manufac-
ture, and smuggling or introducing contraband into a detention
facility.
Feb. 20, Mark Wolfgan'g Leibig, 29, of 1111 Galleon Dr.,
Naples, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
possession of opium or derivative with intent to sell, possession of
a controlled substance without a prescription and smuggling/intro-
ducing contraband into a detention facility.
Feb. 20, criminal mischief on SR 66 and a theft on U.S. 17
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Feb. 19, burglary or a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, a tight on
Makowski Road, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported. :
Feb. 18, Rene Cervantes, 21, of 522 Will Duke Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with resisting
an officer without violence. He was also detained on an out-of-
county warrant.
Feb. 18, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 23, Julio Ortega Gonzalez, 42, of 520 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofe. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
Fqb. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 South and a fight on West Main
Street were reported.
Feb. 22, Adalberto Lopez, 50, of 2317 Falcon Lane, Waul
chula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI.
Feb. 20, criminal mischief on East Townsend Street was re-
ported.
Feb. 19, a theft on Rust Avenue and a stolen tag on Carlton
Street were reported.
Feb. 18, Barbara Lee Hassell, 26, of 520 West Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofe. Justin Wyatt and charged with dis-
orderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. At the
jail, Dep. Joe Marble detained her on a charge of probation viola-
tion.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 23, Duane Otis Griffin, 35, of 1710 Vauxhall Road, Au-
burndale, was arrested by Ofe. Jereme Bridges and charged with
DUI, fraud by giving a false ID to an officer, resisting/obstructing
an officer without violence, and two other traffic violations.
Feb. 22, residential burglaries on East Main Street and on
Lake Branch Road were reported.

dFeb. 21, a residential burglary on Church Avenue was report-
e .
Feb. 19, Sidney Wanell Criss, 45, of 421 E. Banana St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofe. Jereme Bridges and charged
wth crelty twrd child.

Feb. 18, Billy Joe Staton, 30, of 309 Apple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
26 counts of possession of obscene material or photographs.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Feb. 18, a theft on Poplar Street was reported.


Queen Elizabeth cake, better-
than-sex cake, carrot cake,
strawberry shortcake and a
lemon meringue pie were
among the desserts that tempted
everyone who came to the
Valentine Party at Brookside
Bluff on Feb. 14. Flo Padernos
prepared delicious treats with
the help of many volunteers.
The entertainment for the
evening was also a treat. Cahil
Dunn sang numerous ballads,
such as "The Son" and "Danny
Boy." A delightfully comic
song was "Here Comes Meno-
pause." Linda Burns, entertain-
mentt caire mad trra~ngeement
Activity Committee chair, and
Judy Trier assisted her.
Door prizes of flowers and
Cahil Dunn DVDs completed
the evening.
The second edition of the A to
Z golf tournament was held on
Feb. 16 at the Bluff golf course.
Burns was chair. There were
108 entrants and they were
divided into two teams alpha-
betically. Everyone played his
own game and, after, the
Callaway system was used for
the scoring .
Last ye r the Z. team won
with a difference of .5 from the
A team. This year the A team
took its' revenge and won with a
difference of 47.5. Next year's
contest will decide the champi-
ons.
On Hole #3, the players
donated a nominal sum to try


their luck at winning a cash
prize by a direct hit to the green.
Sue Fay collected the donations
and Roy Kincade acted as the
judge. Only four players were
successful. A total of $371 was
raised, and a part will serve to
buy a new golf mat for our dri-
ving range.
In the morning, Tom Fay and
his crew put on an all-you-can-
eat pancake breakfast to raise
money for a golf mat for the dri-
ving range. It was a huge suc-
cess and they are able to buy
one golf mat. In addition, a gen-
erous donator offered to pay for
Ean deddter reeived a towel
embroidered with the name of
the tournament. The embroi-
dery was done by Jackie
Vanderhorst.
After the tournament, 135
people gathered in the club-
h'ouse to socialize and have din-
ner, which consisted of a salad
and bread bar, a "cip~tit, a
French-Canadian recipe, and a
variety of desserts.
A day like that needs many
volunteers. Padrnos and Joann
Hamilton cooked the dinner
with assistance from Carolyne
Drake, Barb Koepfer, Donm and
Anida Leafgreen, Harold and
Denalda Point, Jack and
Sharron Bogearts, Pat Reed and
Charlene Letterman. Ron Burns
and Jeanne Mason helped Linda
with the scoring. Judy Trier and
Yvonne Miller decorated the
clubhouse.


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$239,000! high &r dry 100 ac psue
with frontage on Old Town
Teethr~ee 5-t at tracts in Creek Rd. $9,000/ac!
western Hlardee Co are ready
for your new home! All the INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
hae palved rd frontage. Listed MENT! 24-t acs w/frontageon
for $100,00)0 ealch! O)wner~s SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
motivted!$500,000!
Stelar ocaion!10- acValCome relax on this beautiful
goeon SR 62 has 6" well' odd5- csEs ces
dislpower unit, drain tile & w/dble rd frontage. SW
micro-jet irrigation. Also IadeC.$8,0!
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000-
RICE REDUCED! Get
6 ac E&M-4t0r acs &r Val-
2 acs grove in SW H~ardee weekend getaway! Small cbn
Cohas 12" well aInd new barn.on2.-asof p tue
Extensive reset program. land, fenced & rosfne,
Plny ofwildllife. $900,000! w/4"~ diameter well. NOW
$220,000!
New constr~uction, 4BR/U2BA
CB home on cornerl lot in POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
Wauchulal. New r~efrigerator, CING! Ten 5-62 ac Hiomesites
tove and micr~owave. Call valbew/some deed restric-
today for mlore dletails! tions. Friendship area,Had
$153,000! Co. $125,000 each!

KE5NNY SANDI.Its..........781-0153 DAVIDRO -
MOINICA~ REAN ..............773~-960) .SANDYLA
JUAN D)ELATORRI(IC:......78(1-ll28 MIKLE N
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(863) 781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 781-3734
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After hours
Daniel Lanler (863) 698-2971 John Freeman
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
Jeesse Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585


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Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
'Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
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Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


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!
3BR/2BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that

nzetam adde d ot ceh ac er.7
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $49,900.
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $265,000!
REDUCED! Great income
potential! Duplex in Zolfo
Springs! Only $58,000!
PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor.Bue
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95rt acres, the other is 66&
acres. $99,500 each
5.02& acres in the country!
$115,000
202 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
70-t acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8-t acres of pasture land in
MWanatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

38.62t acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake H~en-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.


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JUAN DELATORRE
CALL MVE
(863)781-1128


RESTHAVEN HAS A day shift
position open In the kitchen.
Please call Tina @ 773-6000.
~2:28-3:5c
NOW HIRING child care teacher,
Island of Adventure Childcare
Center. Call 767-0800. 2:28-3:6c
TIRED OF LIVING paycheck to
paycheck, wondering if there is a
better way. Work from home. Call
Diana 767-1566. 2:28p
utINhG C Dir CARtE tSpr iit
Iove children and have a positive
attitude. Starting rate $8.00+ P.H.,
depending on certificates and
experience. CDAls a big plus.
Cali for appt. 375-3338.2:431p

Man's best support is a very
dear friend.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1989 Linc
VIN:1 LNBM82FSKY70620
8:00 A.M. MAR. 137, 2008
CLIF 'S WRKERKE SERVE
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FOUND 2 Cur puppies on Kelly
Roberts Rd. Cali to describe. 863-
214-20hh3 or 863-781-7936. 2:28dh


CHIVOS EN VENTA, de!
y mas. Call 773-9195 or


P ARIRK RFIL L DDI~IR
DEMOLITION
*FiHDirt*TrreeRemoval* c a
~:;Stump nemoval. ne.,ne. Tandm'A, x~~id Lad. i
*' lleack Hoe Land Clearing (14- 16 yards)
*rc Shell*Clay*TopSoil* 5 100/OO Load.:
i; Bulldozer *Dump Trucks* althin 5 mile radius of Zolfo Sprnins
Fill* Top Soil* Hard Pan "'
(863)1 '735-24 I5 Hjrdre CounlG Area ords!





}t(w dceptiay ApplicaionsI
*3 & 4 Bedm~om Apts. *
*Rental mtes beginning at $524 *
(plus electric. a~e andphone)
*Rentaldssistancedvallabrleforeualitled dplcat
*Iandicap 6nitsdAaullale*

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday tiday 9:00d.M1. 12:00 Noon


fr ennod wha nthingskare dg *
versation.


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




KEL.LER WILLIAMS

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Mikey Colding / J Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 381-2769
An Independlently OwvnedBrkr


& @ New Listing 3 c I-
Asking $8,50(Yane. Abandoned citnis gnne. Ideal for any type of audal;
tural us. 2M04i0 anre panels or buy as a whole 100 nao trad. Wells
barn r trailer on property. Call for more details.
* 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 v'ith a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000*
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5+ ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
* 3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake. Below appraised
value $360,000.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
* 2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
* Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
* 5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS. ae



Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitationt,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUIR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL PosmToNs
is $10.00 PER HouR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
disqualifying 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 sh~ift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
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--Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LP~N'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.
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1-866-749-141


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SNAP-ON Car, small truck lift,
$1,500 OBO. 863-773-2595 or
863-781-3637. 2:21-289
HOME BASED Hardee County
magazine. No experience neces-
sary, training. Clients established
for you. Nets $72K. Retiring.
$24,900. (941) 228-8110.
2:14;3:13p


FOR SALE: Registered quarter-
horse filly, 12 mos. old, halter
broke, loads easily, good pedi-
gree, $1,200. 863-832-0547. 2:28P
PYGMY GOATS, great pets, $75 &
up. 773-9195 or 781-1947.


POST
OFFICE
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HIRING


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1 Peace River Electric Coprerative. Inc.


P.O. Box 1310* Wauchula, Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116* fax(863) 773-3737* www.preco.org
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Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a
Apprentice Line Technician


We are looking for someone special because not just anyone can do this work. If you are self-
motivated, enthusiastic, personable, can think on your feet, and don't mind hard work, then
maybe we can help you build a career. Our team-oriented company is growing and we need the
help. But we aren't willing to settle for second best. This work isn't easy and requires a
willingness to work outside in all types of weather. You may be subject to call out, and we expect
you to respond. If you enter our line technician apprenticeship we require that you I~ve within 30
minutes of the District Office to which you will be assigned. You must be 18 years of age, have a
high school diploma or GED and possess a Commercial Driver's License or have the ability to
obtain one within 90 days of employment. Don't worry about knowing the work; we will train you
and there are opportunities to advance your education.

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

Positions

Apprentice Line Technician (1 position) Central District (Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

Peace River Electric cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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2:28-3:5c GLOBE COMMERCIAL meat-
sde 75.00 alicer, excellent condition, $450,
781-1947. OBO. Phone 773-9122. 2:28-3:6r


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3BR, 3B, 2 ac. 3 BR, 2.5B, 5.7 ac.
$239,900 $449,900


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WAREHOUSES: Several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 2:28c
NICE 2BR/2BA, CB, large back-
yard, privacy fence; first, last and
security deposit, $800 per month.

NIER3 TAL CRYSTAL LAE.
767-8822. 2:28c
4BR/1B HOUSE, $800 deposit,
$800 month. 786-251-2038.
2:21-3:6p
NOW ACCEPTING application for
3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
'per month. First, last and $500
deposit. 773-2595, 781-3637, 781-
S3638. 2:21-28p


BEAUTIFUL DOUBLEWIDE -
,MUST MOVE '93, 60x27,
3BR/2BA, new carpet in 2 bed-
rooms, large family room, fire-
place, hardwood floors, garden
tub, upgraded facets, 3 yr old

$5K 83- 61-08 oode2 28 "c6kP



PERSONAL PROPERTY of DW
Tatia, Jamie Thompson, Roy
Aleman, Maria Moralez, will be
sold pursuant to warehouse-
man's Ilen. Clothes, toys, tools,
household items. Said sale will be
at Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17 N, Bowling Green,
Florida at 9 a.m., March 20,2008*
2:28-3:6c
If you could drive to the sun at
55 miles per hour, it would
take about 193 years.


1941 5 HP JOHNSON Seahorse
outboard rprotor, model TD-15,
good co ditlo ned car wrv
$250ol erl 1900s tools, will
tmanyofe fo Il. 2:28


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 9 weeks
old, 2 female, $200 each. 781-
7535. 2:28-3:13p
FREE TO GOOD HOME, 6 month
old dog, needs attention. 781.
6785. 2:28p
BaLAhCKA& TAN bloordehounds $ 080
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
ADOPT A PETI 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 informda-


TORREY OAKS, 2995 Oaks Bend,
Bowling Green. Model home
available Only 1 model left! Open
house Sunday, 1-5. Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121.
w ww. hulberthomes .com


U-PICK STRAWBERRIES -
Prevatt Farms, Wimauma. Opens
Saturday, March 1st. 4 quarts $1,
bring containers, Tues Sat., 8-4,
Sunday, 12-4, closed Mondays.
813-634-1162. 2:28-3:6p
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1994 Ford
VIN:1FA~PP36X7RKl97319
8:00 Ai.M. MAR. 10, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL28


We make a living by what we
get, but we make a life by
what we give.


20 tWASAKI NOMAD 1500 '
stook ipes Ith K&N air filt r
o ntk Fles controller, garage ,
$6,650. 773-2478. 2:7-3:6p
hRS8AL d- 8t atae me ta rt
1296. 1312 p

2000 Ford
VIN:1FTPF1MLAYNAl9930

CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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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


TREES UN I ED


Experienced.Tree Sulrgeryr .`' 5h;
.8Aerial Bucket 72-ucks Wotod Chipper
St sinrp Grinder* ;Front End Load-ler
*:' Dump Truck-* Land Clealring
* Pondi Digging Exrcavatrion

Enrvirornunentlmly ResponIsible 863-781-7027
Stosm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garla 1:2U


PER MITTI NG/CONTRACTOR
LICENSING TECH NI CAN
Pay rate: $21,755.83 ($10.46) $29,990.65 (14.42)

Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Code Enforce-
ment Department. Knowledge of construction terms.
Ability to assist both contractors and property owners in
the completion of forms for construction permitting.
Requires knowledge and skill in computer operation.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED,
COmplete job description ,and Application forms posted
on 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 ci2:21-28c


Please view all my listings at:
h~ttp://suebirge~sar.mixchange.com .

14 + acres on Bailes Road $199,900.
24.28 Golden Oaks, $10,500.
20 Acres on Hwy 62. Corner lot WIPaved roads
20 ac. Oak trees, Homesites, Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per
a .
7.50 Ac on Hwy. 17 near college. Great Commercial Property. c28


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NEW FURNITUREI9'
FOR LESS! "
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa &I Lovesent sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up'
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
OFTUL ITS H

2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cos


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Steve Senn \
417 CR 665 Ona, FL / \\
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001262


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FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

WOWIII WHAT A HOUSEl!I 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large garne
room, 3,414 I~ving square footage Located on the Greens of Torrey Oaks Golf
Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced to $355,000. WOWIl
WHAT A DEAL.
MOVING SALEII Spacious 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath, large fenced backyard in nice neighbor-
hood. $110,000
ENJOY THE SUNSETI!! On the balcony of this 3 story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3
bedrooms, 2 baths and recreationn room on bottom story. Jacuzzi tub, Trane AC, galval-
uminum roof and more for only $189,000. Call Todaylli
AFFORDABLElt This well maintained 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home on 1 acre of land in nice
quiet area of Bowling Green has large barn and chainlink fenced yard. Must SeeHl
$119,500. cl2:28c


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25x30xm9 13,80

20x25x9 $10,125
20x30x9 $11,155 r2
25x25x9 $11,965
30x309 $5,205Other Sizes Available
Built to Meet All Florida Windloads

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


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TORREY OAKS, NEW CN
STRUCTION, home & lot pack-
ag~es faom $99,900. Jim Petrigala
w ww. hulbert -ho m~e 8.m


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Prices Plus Sales Tax &1 County Fees Photo for display purposes only


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702 SOUTH 6T" 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


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
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 PROPERTYIl! 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!!l 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

thsme Fea ues large ekinhdeg an inid utilt
room for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
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!l 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 GROWIll Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!l
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing.
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!l on this residential
lot in the nice heighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
TENNESSEE BOUNDI!I 96 acres of beautiful
hardwood Thnnessee land. Topography Is flat to
a gentle roll with a small stream. Located In
Sneedville. $2000 Per acre or make an offer.
MONEY MAKERIll DUPLEX $129,900.


OWNER READY TO SELL!l 76vo 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 produce.
in naurr o 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+

33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to se/I!! Reduced!l Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
r t so t is b autf hig and rd Am Horer
Located on CR 665 near Solomon's Castle.
Owner says Sell It!!!
COUNTRY LIVING! Enfoy the amenities of coun-
try i/te on this lovely 5 acres with 3 BDR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot Tish and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/Iarge kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn
w/office and bathroom. AI| of this for only
$175,000.
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIETIll This 2002, 3
Bedroornork B ah ounndry hum sa 25e rnHC. H

equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3 BR, 18, central A/H Iocated
on Busy Hwy. 17 Bowling Green. Great for bus/-
ness or Home or Both. Only $85,000


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

Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for building
your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on one of the 3 lots
available; 1/2 acre each; city water and sewer;
excellent location. $40,000 per lot
Convenience store located on Highway 64;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000
A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY! Good location
and large oaks at homesite; 20 acres and
3B/1Bth C/B home;; metal barn $325,000
WESTERN HARDEE COUNTY! 10 acres with
12" well. $365,000

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


REALTY I NC
402 South nth Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


LOVELY C/B HOME on one acre overlooking
15th green of Torrey Oaks Golf Course;
4B/2Bth, new hardwood floors, windows and
roof; modern kitchen. $130,000
EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW
HOM1E 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
THIS IS A MUST SEE! Located on large,
fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; family room with fire-
"'place; spacious rooms; outside storage.
$145,000
HERITAGE HOME! 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings,
French doors, plenty of room and located on
corner lot; wheel chair accessible. $115,000

GREAT BUY ON THIS 3B/1.5Bth; located in
Wauchula; new roof, updates in main bath and
master bedroom; chain link and privacy
fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and rose
garden. $70,000
MOVE YOUR FAMILY TO THIS SPACIOUS
GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; laminate
and tile floors; many extras throughout; nicely
landscaped and move-in ready! $350,000

NEW HOMES PRICED RIGHT! Several
plans to choose from 3B/2Bth or 4B/2Bth;
prices starting at $133,000; call for more infor-
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Located at the SFCC Ann
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Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a pr
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonyme
in Hardee County at 735-25
Several weekly meeting

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUh
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, serv
and installation, call (863) 77
6448.
7:11


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
trand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
1 rontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21 tfc
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
heartaches for other folks,
you are a pretty rich man,
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POLK PAINTING Interior, exteri-
or painting, pressure cleaning.
Free estimates. Michael Thomas,
owner. 863-412-9169. 2:28-3:26p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 2:21-3:20p
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 and organize your
house. Have references. Free
estimates. 375-4048. 2:21-3:20p
UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
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w~e~e-l 6m8nhy $3 450-0 5
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
*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
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 4
119 Section 5 Paragraph B
Hardee County Ordinance 87
Section 10 Paragraph D req~
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MOVING SALE Saturd
Wuhla; Dr5 ers o~sn 2S
lots of misc. 2:2


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CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
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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
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE
Specializing in cleaning beds.
lnm caing Is, clea ponansd
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc


WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 Sunday,
March 2. Booth P-26 at Pioneer
Park Days. 2:28p
EDNA'S PLACE King, queen, full
& twin beds, gas stoves, refriger-
ators. We have all kinds of baby
items, playpens, highchairs, etc.
2:28c
YARD SALE 2939 CR664 W., BG,
8-12 p.m., Friday. 2:28p
SATURDAY 8 till 2. Clothes, fur-
niture and misc. items. 3065
SR66. 2:28p
FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday,
8-? on REA Road, Hardee Car
Company. New shoes, watches,
new and used stuff. 2:28c

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give away stays with you.
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REAL ESTATE
773-5994
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NEW LISTING: 5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with $20,000
down. $64,900.
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. CONTRACT PENDING.
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
-1/2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. $15,000 each.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes
window treatments, ceiling fans, ~all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep
well. $134,995.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
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. $164,899.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500. Contract Pending.


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Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


If you weren't lucky enough to get drawn for a special-oppor-
tunity or spring turkey quota permit, don't firet, there are numerous
wildlife management areas that don't require them.
TIhe Flor~ida F~ish &c Wildlife: Conser~vation Commission offers
35 public hunting ar-eas statewide where hunters need only "walk
o~n" to hunt spring tur~keys.
Flunters must have a hunting license ($17 for residents), man-
agement area permit ($126.50) and turkey permit ($15 for residents)
to spring turkey hunt on the following areas.
The spring turkey season runs March 1-April 6 in the South
Hunting Zone and March 15-April 20 in the Central and Northwest
zones, unless otherwise noted below. Shooting hours are one-half
hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

PANHANDLE FLORIDA
*Apalachicola National Forest 581,837 acres in Franklin,
Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties. Camping allowed.
*Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area -
81,754 acres in Franklin and Gulf counties. Camping allowed.
Management area permit not required.
*Aucilla WMA -47,532 acres in Jefferson and Taylor coun-
ties. Camping allowed.
*Big Bend WMA:
*Hickory Mound Unit 14,427 acres in Taylor County.
A no-cost, daily use permit is required and available at the check
station.
Spring Creek Unit 14,600 acres in Taylor County.
Tide Swamp Unit 19,538 acres in Taylor County.
A no-cost, daily use permit is required and available at the check
station.
*Blackwater WMA 191,148 acres in Santa Rosa and
Okaloosa counties. Camping allowed.
*Eglin Air Force Base 265,000 acres in Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa and Walton counties. Hunting and camping allowed
only by permit from Jackson Guard Natural Resource Office by
calling 850-883-1152. Only shotguns, bows or muzzleloaders may
be used.
*Escambia River WMA 34,476 acres in Escambia and
Santa Rosa counties. Camping allowed.
*Joe Budd WMA 11,039 acres in Gadsden County.
Saturday and Sundays only. There are 20, no-cost, daily quota per-
mits available at the check station on a first-come, first-served
basis. Only bows or muzzleloaders may be used. Camping allowed.
CutLoe Eo fiat Ri-P/MA 2,837 acres in Taylor
*Mallory Swamp WMA 29,463 acres in Lafayette County.
Season runs March 15-30.
*Ochlockonee River WMA 2,790 acres in Leon County.
Saturday and Sundays only. Only shotguns, bows or muzzleload-
ers may be used.
*Osceola WMA 266,270 acres in Baker and Columbia
counties. Camping allowed.
*Pine Log WMA 6,911 acres in Bay and Washington
COunties. Season runs March 15-30. Camping allowed.
Point Washington WMA 12,414 acres in Walton County.
Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area 5,627
acres in Bradford County. Only bows or muzzleloaders may be
used.
*Steinhatchee Springs WMA 20,909 acres in Lafayette,
Dixie and Taylor counties. Season runs March 15-April 6. There
are 40 no-cost, daily quota permits available at the check station on
a first-come, first-served basis to hunt the first nine days.




Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


tion and Richard Brayton in the
green section.
BINGO
s atrlicknG bsn won hde Spapel

Niebautar tand Paulume MKeont
Ivan Perron and Joanne Ram-
bacher split the paper special on
Feb .Be8ya~nd ph nieliSthrons
ball jackpot'
SCORES
Men's Golf, Feb. 14: the~ win-
ners were A's, Bob Plunkett,
B's, Mitch Cassell; C's, tie
between Dick Barker and Dan
Kuhn; and D's, tie between Paul
Vaughan and Jack Elofson.
Ladies Golf, Feb. 14: Tie
between Eileen Kearns and
Margaret Walker.
Mixed Golf, Feb. 18: The
winners were Aurele Dufour,
Gerard Queeneville, Al Johnson
and Fred Leverone.
Shuffling, Feb. 19: Three-
game winners were Charlene
Baker, Lee Roy Behymer,
Wilma Behymer, Bob Funk-
houser, Lowell Gordon, Don
Harkin, Gary Householder,
Charlie Hower~ter, Barb Kram-
er, Karl Kuntze, Leoma Kuntze
and Sharon Potter.
Bowling, Feb. 20: First,
Stumble Bums; second, Ken-
ney's Kids, and third, Mary's
Guys.
CHURCH

andW na.OC ~ leB, hyn ansgankted
familiar hymn71s forl the pr-elude
fnd yhe e ucli ser-vxic o



fi 1oo 'Cm n o Je usb' Te
offertory prayer was given by
Don Merillat. The hymn "What

use bydth ep ni tu sun oga ist
as the offering was received by
uhl Lowell Gor dn and Bo

L~inda Gray directed the choir
for its anthem "Melody of Love
Medley" accompanied by the
pianist. Recferences to Scriptlre
from Isaiahl ChaLpter 59,. ve'ses
1-8, Genesis C'hapter 6, ver~se 5
and Luke Chapter 21, verse 28
wer-e used by Rev. Winne forl
his sermon "Toiday's Wickecd-
ness and Sin." A social time fol-
lowed the service. Doughnuts'
coffee and orange juice wer~e
served by Judy and Jerry
McBride and Flo Smith.


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Sports have been slow in the last couple of weeks due to rain
and the county fair.
Mos reosue hto gaethe nwswis nt so good. The Wildcat

boys baseball teamp fo 11ein citrc o sa tostBMae I era
SaraoteaaBookr th VB oket gar eis ron tFridaa ) tat h niee

Placid, loss to Braden River and come-from-behind win over Avon
Park last Friday. They played Fort Meade on Monday and are off
until March 3 when Lake Placid is the guest.

Tennis has been more affected by the rain than anything else.
On Feb. 18, the Sebring boys visited the Wauchula courts and
were up 5-0 when rain prevented the doubles. Joe Porter and Mike
Torres carried their matches to three sets, both battling back to win
the second set before being downed in a pro-set format in the third
set.
At home against Booker, the teams barely got going before the
rain fell. Kaitlin Justice won the first set and took the match when
her opponent withdrew because of illness. Torres was in the mid-
die of his match and Porter had just begun. They will try to
reschedule the matches.

Girls softball fell prey to the fair pageants. Coach Liz
Lenhart had scheduled only one game but still had to use a
makeshift varsity-junior varsity squad at Fort Meade. An unfortu-
nate incident at home plate left pitcher Miranda Powell sidelined
for a week and the Fort Meade catcher ejected. After Powell
scored, she was attacked, shoved and kicked. That player needs
some anger management counseling.

Track started on Saturday with a huge invitational at Sarasota
Cardinal Mooney last Saturday. Hardee was hosting the Wildcat
relays on Tuesday and go to Sebring today (Thursday).
Weightlifting opened Monday at home against DeSoto.
The last spr-ing sport to get started is junior high volleyball,
which begins on Monday, March 10, at Sebring. The seventh
graders play at 5:30 and the eighth graders about 6:30.

The Dixie youth baseball leagues took off during FCAT week
anld fair. week but resume this week until season's end ~in three or
four weeks, depending on rain makeup games. We will have team
photos in the paper as soon as they are available.
Bowling Green Youth Baseball completed registration on
Friday and will start its season shortly. Children ages 5 to 13 are
playing there.


Graduatolierto lnment o Marcch 8 nty fe otn$500nintchlude eon
tinental breakfast, lunch, two mulligans and 18 holes. Help the
Class of' 2008 have an alcohol-free grad party and enjoy golf at the
same time. Call Ron or Lori Bromley at 375-2814 or 245-9159 for
more infor-mation. ;
Inrfo~rma~tionl fr~om~ conununltrity, arnd school atrhletic evlents is always
wcelcomre. Pleacse call Thle Hjerald-Advlocate (773-3255) or e-m~ail
inle w~ithr nlews for this htweekly~ columnr~ at nlews.hIeranldadvo-
catle~embrqmc~~~ ain. com).


HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY HELP!
Ease a dependent child's way through the court system.
Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave message.)


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Estalblished 1972 2:28c


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$120,00()
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10B TIhe Hecrald-A~dvocate, Fecbruary 28, 2008


*Talquin WMA 3,053 acres in Leon County. Saturday
and Sundays only.
*Twin Rivers WMA 9,288 acres in Madison, Hamilton
and Suwannee counties. Season runs March 21-23 and April 11-13.
There are 12 no-cost, daily quota peritits available at the check sta-
tion on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Upper Chipola River WMA 7,377 acres in Jackson
County. Camping allowed only by permit from Northwest Florida
Water Management District by calling 850-539-5999.

PENINSULAR FLORIDA
*Arbuckle WMA 13,531 acres in Polk County. Season
runs March 18-20 and April 1-3. There are 10 no-cost, daily quota
permits available at the check station on a first-come, first-served
basis. Camping allowed only by permit from Division of Forestry
by calling 863-635-7801.
*Big Bend WMA-Jena Unit 12,522 acres in Dixie County.
A no-cost, daily use permit is required and available at the check
station.
Big Cypress WMA 565,848 acres in Collier, Miami-Dade
and Monroe counties. Season runs March 1-April 6. Camping
allowed.
*Bull Creek WMA 23,646 acres in Osceola County.
Camping allowed.
*Devil's Hammock WMA 7,635 acres in Levy County.
Season runs March 15-23. There are 15 no-cost, daily quota per-
mits available at the check station on a first-come, first-served
basis.
*Green Swamp WMA 49,768 acres in Polk, Sumter and
Lake counties. Hunters must have a quota permit to hunt the first
weekend, but there are 200 no-cost, daily quota permits available
at the check station on a first-come, first-served basis for the
remainder of season. Camping allowed.
*J.W. Corbett WMA 60,288 acres in Palm Beach County.
Season runs March 1-April 6, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
only. Camping allowed.
*Jumper Creek WMA 10,512 acres in Sumter County.
Camping allowed.
*Kissimmee River Public Use Area 23,433 acres in
Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties. Area
is split between Central and South hunting zones. When hunting
the South Zone, the season runs March 1-April 6. For campmng
information only, call the South Florida Water Management
Dis rict at 800-250-4200, ext. 3019. Management area permit not

*Lochloosa WMA 11,149 acres in Alachua County.
Camping allowed only by permit from St. Johns River Water
Management District by calling 386-329-4404.
*Richloam WMA 58,146 acres in Hernando, Pasco,
Sumter and Lake counties. Hunters must have a quota permit~ to
hunt the first nine days, but those without may hunt the remainder
of the season, beginning March 24 through April 20. Camping
allowed only by permit from Division of Forestry by calling 352-
754-6896.
*Three Lakes WMA 52,976 acres in Osceola County.
Camping allowed.
*Upper Hillsborough WMA -5,178 acres in Polk and Pasco
counties. Wednesday and Thursdays only. There are 75 no-cost,
daily quota permits available at the check station on a first-come,
first-served basis. Camping allowed.
*Upper St. Johns River Marsh WMA 119,419 acres in
Brevard and Indian River counties. Camping allowed.


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It is not a good sign when
people say they are going to
start to get ready to go home to
all that cold and snow. It means
our fun in the sun is slowly
coming to an end for some of
"i.Weweash Nenhand Gwen
halo It daf hri Io an
weensee'tanm ha y summer unti

a wshoulad hav mntioneddthi
have Zane and Betty Heffner
back for the balance of the sea-
son. Zane contributes to my
article by supplying the church
news.
Our sympathy goes out to
Dewey and Nancy Morrison on
the recent loss of Dewey's
brother-

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Feb. 20 were
Barb Koehne, Richard Brayton,
and Bill and Cindy Johnson.
Jerry Lauer led the U.S. Pledge,
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Joe Bennitt in the yellow sec-



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Issue Of Thse Herald-Advlocate
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County May Seek Welfare Stamp Plan
Resthaven Trustees Recall Home's Scanty Beginnings
Ezelle Named. To National Youth Study
Hardee To Have Three Hospitals




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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE
ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCJU-IU ~FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter.Ordinance
Number 2008-01 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of
March 2008, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can- be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person
may appear and be heard with respect to. the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY' OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 9.8 ACRES LOCATED ON
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS THE CHA L. LEE
AND KA VUE PROPERTY, INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commnission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-01B

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-01B will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day
of March 2008, at 6:00 R~M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-018

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 9.80 ACRES LOCATED ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVENUE, DES-
IGNATED AS THE CHA L. LEE AND KA VUE PROPERTY, FROM COUNTY
"R-2 TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL" TO CITY "R-2 SINGLE FAMILY RESI-
DENTIAL/DUPLEXES"; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discnimlnatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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February 28, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Wildcats Drop District Pair


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After two weeks of pre-sea-
son games, the H-ardee Wildcats
started the regular season last
week, but dropped back-to-
back district tilts.
The 'Cats lost at Braden
River and at home against Avon
Park. A Thursday game against
Frostproof was rained out.
This week, the Wildcats jour-
neyed to Mulberry on Tuesday
evening and host Sarasota
Booker on Friday night. Next
week, it is a Tuesday trip to
Sebring for a double-header,
with the JV game at 4 p.m. and
the varsity about 7:30. Next
Friday, March 7, Hardee is
home to welcome Palmetto.

BRADEN RIVER 10,
HARDEE 0
The Wildcats could get nei-
ther their bats nor fielding in
sync at Braden River last
Tuesday.
Nine 'Cats went down on
strikes in the six innings of ball
before the game ended on the
10-run rule. There were hits by
Ben Krause and Dan Timmons,
who also drew a walk. Carl
Basey was also stranded after
being hit by a pitch.
Two Pirate batters scored
three times a piece, another had
twin scores and three had solo
trips around the bases. Six were
left on base when an at-bat
ended. Three went down on
strikes.


home.
The Red Devils came back
with five tallies in the top of the
fifth on four hits and two errors
It was 8-3. Hardee went down
in order in the fifth and sixth
innings.
In the top of the seventh,
Avon Park padded its lead by
five runs, sending 11 batters to
the plate and leaving the bases
jammed with Red Devils. Two
hits, two hit batsman and four
walks kept the runners moving.
It was 13-3.
Hardee wasn't ready to quit
ahd sent 10 batters to the plate
in the home half of the seventh.
SDonaldson opened with a single
to left and Gullatt handily
brought him home with a dou-
ble to the right center field
fence. An error on an Adam
Cartwright hit moved Gullatt to
third and then along home.
Cartwright was eliminated on
aKrause fielder's choice.
Saunders' hard hit to third
resulted in a high throw to first
and Saunders ending up at third.
With runners on the corners,
,Basey's hit to third was another
high throw. Krause came in and
there were again runners on the
corners.
A wild pitch with Tyler
Robertson at bat, allowed
Saunders to score and Basey to
go to second. Robertson drew a
walk and Will Abbott also
walked, loading the bases with
two outs. A strikeout ended the
Hardee rally.


AVON PARK 13,
HARDEE 7
Hardee battled against Avon
Park and was down only 8-3 at
the end of six innings, with
Wildcat senior left-hander Tim-
mons hurling pretty good ball,
recording four strikeouts. In the
final inning, however, it took
three Hardee pitchers before
Hardee could get the final out
after another five Red Devils
had crossed home plate. 'Cats
Junior Michael Dixon came in
to retire the final two batters in
order.
The Red Devils picked up a
pair of runs in the first frame on
hits by Roberto Colon and Lo--
gan Hunter, followed by a two-
RBI double by Kyle Jackson.
Hardee was three up, three
down in the first two innings. In
the top of the third, Avon Park
pushed another run across on
hits by Heath Barnes and
Buddy Duke, along with a walk
and fielder's choice. It was 3-0.
Holding Avon Park scoreless
in the top of the fourth, the
Wildcats tied the game with
three runs in the home half of
the inning. Kaleb Saunders sin-
gled and went to second on a
Timmons hit to left field. An
error allowed both runners to
move up 90 feet. Freshman
Scott Donaldson came through
with a hit to left center, scoring
both teammates and going to
third on the overthrows. An
error on a Cody Gullatt hit
allowed Donaldson to race


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CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchulla


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CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


Clifford M. Ables, 111, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Wauchula, Florida 33873
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-02

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
number 2008-02 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of
March 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING
CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCES 702 AND 740; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-03

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
number 2008-03 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day
of March 2008, at 6:00 R.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2QQS-QS
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE 2007-2008 FISCAL
YEAR. PURSUANT TO SECTION 166.2411 AND 200.065, FLORIDA
STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/ Clarissa Abbott

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire Ct RISS WABBOT tyClrk
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, RA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873 2:280



NOTICE OF: PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-03

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
number 2008-04 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day
of March 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, BY SPECIFICALLY ADOPTING THE ANNUAL UPDATE TO
THE 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN; PROVIDING FOR TRANS-
MISSION OF SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR NOTIFICATION PURPOSES; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City.Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (86;3) 773-3131.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED
AMENDMENT OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
ELEMENT OF THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will ~be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-06 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 10th day of
March 2008, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2000-06
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #08-1 -CIE";
SPECIFICALLY, AMENDING THE~ ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
ELEMENT AND UPDATING THE 5-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
PLAN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing will be held on the 10th day of March 2008, at 6:00 P.M., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-06 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the
first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all
matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments
to Amendment #08-1-1CIE may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted
on or before the hearing dates.
A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 RM.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
within respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence.upon
which the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.
s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for th City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873 2:28c


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12B Trhe Herald-Advocate, February 28, 2008


ter area by President Clinton on
Monday. Preliminary assess-
ments of nearly a half million
dollars in losses ba've resulted
in state and federal determina-
tion that the county is under a
state of emergency.

Fire Destroys Eighth Avenue
House: Firefighters extinguish
the final embers in a house
fire at 1020 S. Eighth Ave, mn
Wauchula on Sunday might.
Seven units respcmded .o the
unoccupied residence and
remained on the scene for near-
ly two hours to ensure the'
flames didn't spread on the
windy evening.
Boil Water!: The Hardee
County Health Department has
issued several health advisories
in the wake of recent flooding.
Most important is the boil-
water order for private well
owners, whose well heads have
been surrounded or covered by
floodwaters, causing possible
contamination,

HJHS Basketball Boys End
Season With Victory: A re-
scheduled trip to Moore Haven
finished a successful season for
the Hardee Junior High School
boys basketball team. The
Hardee boys tied for the
Heartland Conference champi-
onship with a 6-2 record.


D~eSoto, Charlotte and Saraso~ta
counties.

First P'ioneer D~ays Riodeo:
Trhis weekend Harudee residents
will be able to enjoy the thrill
aund excitement of a pro rodeo
forl the first time ever in their
own community. The first annu-
al Pioneer Days Rodeo is
scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. this
Saturday and Sunday under the
covered arena at the county
fa~ir~grounds.
Jason Clark Sells Steer For
$1,554 At State Fair: Hardee
County 4-H member Jason
Clark received $1.40 per pound
from Robbins Manufacturing
for his 1,110-pound steer during
the Youth Sale at the Florida
State Fair in Florida.

Rock-A-Thon Makes $500
For Project: The youth group of
Wauchula Revival Center
Church sponsored an all might
Rock-A-Thon Friday. They
began rocking at 6 p.m. Friday
and continued until 6 a.mn.
Saturday. Those who made it
the full 12 hours were Kitty
Colavito, Anita Baker, Kevin
Kazen, Mark Baucom and
Charles "Red" Harper. The pro-
ceeds will go toward a renova-
tion project.

FFA Mud Sllng and Truck


Gym in Waulchula.
Post Off~ice To Move Satulr-
day: When the Wauchula Post
Office staff` opens the mail win-t
dows Monday morning, it will
be in a brand new building.
Mrs. Bonita Swann, postmnaster,
said that Saturday would be
moving day with all records,
eqluipmnent aund what-halve-you
transferred into their new quar-
ter~s on.the gr~oundl floor of the
Masonic H-all by Monday.

*4-H- Girls To Honor Mothers:
A 4-H Salute to Parents will be
presented next Saturday after-
noon by Hardee County 4-H
girls as part of their observance
of National 4-H Week.

Honor Society Aids Needy:
School as well as community
groups are sharing in the all-out
drive to help needy families in
the county left destitute by the
recent freezes. The collection of
clothing, canned goods and sta-
ples has been a special emer-
gency project for the Hardee
High School Honor Society
during the past two weeks.

Future Farmers Celebrate
Week: The Hardee County
chapter of FFA joined chapters
across the country this week in
celebrating national FFA Week.
The week commemorates the
founding of FFA 30 years ago in
Virginia.
25 YEARS AGO
eP1 posedMHimtisngb sa Hotrte
discussed at the legislative
hearing last Wednesday, but the
hottest issue was a\ bill prohibit-
ing discharging a firearm on
Peace River. The bill is called a
general law of local application.
It will only affect Hardee,


Pull: TIhe mnud sling, tractor-pull
aund tr.uck-pull sponsored by the
H-ardee FFTA Senior Chapter
Saturday evening was a grand
success. FFIA advisor Ronnie
Crawford said that event was
"the most successful money-
making project we've had."
Crowds in excess of 1,000 per-
sons were on hand for the mud-
slinging and dirt-flinging
events.

Audig Shows $217,000 Loss:
Hardee Memorial Hospital
showed a loss of $217,000 from
its operation according to its
1981-82 fiscal audit compared
to a profit of $31,987 for the
1980-81 fiscal year. The hospi-
tal also lost $613 on its grove
during the past year.
10 YEARS AGO
Cancer Society Hosts Fund
Raiser Saturday: The Hardee
County Unit of the American
Cancer Society will hold its
biggest fund raiser of the year
this weekend. The annual event
kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday in
the Agri-Civic Center. There
will be dinner, live entertain-
ment and a silent auction as
money is raised to help local
cancer patients receive needed
care and treatments.

President Declares Hardee A
Disaster Area: Hardee County
was officially declared a disas-


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

75 YEARS AGO
Would-Be Assassin' Is Sen-
tenced To 80 Years: Guiseppe
Zangara, who last week at-
tempted to ,assassinate Presi-
dent-elect Franklin B. Roose-
velt in Miami, was sentenced to
80 years in prison by Judge
E.C. Collins in Miami today.
Zangara, through his attorneys,
pleaded guilty to four charges
of attempt to murder.

Wauchula Shoe Shop Moves
Into Stenstrom Building: This
week the Wauchula Shoe Shop
moved from its location back of
the Wauchula State Bank on
Fifth Avenue to the Stenstrom
building on Main Street, next to
the Peace River Grocery, where
Dan's Restaurant formerly was
located.

New World Automobile
Speed Record Is Set: Sir Mal-
colm Campbell, British racing
driver, on Wednesday set a new
world's automobile speed re-
cord on the sands at Daytona
Beach by driving his giant
Bluebird racer 272.108 miles an
hour over the race course

New Flagg n Quirt Film
Coming To Royal: Flagg and
Quirt, the militant Marines,
have exchanged their uniforms
for silk hats and full dress
clothes. They appear in the Fox
comedy drama "Hot Pepper,"
dressed in the height of fashion


and living like kings in their
roles as night club owners.

The Community Garden:
Work has started on a commun-
nityy garden in Wauchula, and if
all goes well our needy families
will have fresh vegetables toa eat
this spring and sulmmer.'This
project is a most worthy one,
and will be handled ver~y eco
nomically, with the land, fertil-
izer and most of the seed
already donated.

50 YEARS AGO
Herndon's Chances As Pro
Player 'Good': Don Herndon,
former standout for the Hardee
Wildcats, has an "excellent
chance" of making the profes-
sional football league's New
York Giants varsity next sea-
son. A four-year star player for
the University of Tampa Spar-
tans, Herndon's speed won him
the pro ball contract.

Masons Set Open House For
Sunday: Wauchula Masons will
put their new hall on display
Sunday at an open house from 2
to 5 p.m. The event will give the
public an opportunity to inspect
the lodge's enlarged, up-to-~date
quarters before they are formal
ly dedicated and put in use
March 10

semifinals ToniteHIn Ba kt
teams who have survived pre-
liminary games in the Group 7,
Class A Basketball Tournament
this week will go into the semi-
finals tonight. The champion
will be determined tomorrow
night in the finals at Joel Evers


CLRI A AbBbBoOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, P~A.
202 West Main Street, Suite los
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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



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Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, 111, RA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873











The H-erald-IAdvocate


Thursday, February 28, 2008


Feb. 28 Track Sebring Relays Away 4:00 p.m.
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 Samnts' HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Ba'seball Booker HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 1 Track Sebring-Invt. Away 10:00 a.m.
March 3 Girls Softball Avon Park Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid Away 6:00 p.m.
March 4 Track Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
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 Track Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Palmetto HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
March 7 Girls Softball Lakeland Chr. Away 6:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Palmetto Away 7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Palmetto HOME 7:30 p.m.
March 7-8 Heartland Tennis Sebring Away TB A-TBA
March 8 Track-WDW Relays Orlando Away 10:00 a.m.
March 10 Boys Weightlifting TBA HOME 4:00 p~m.
Boys/Girls Tennis DeSoto HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball DeSoto HOME 5/7:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
March 11 Varisty Softball Booker Away 6:00 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto Away 7:30 p.m.
March 13 Girls/Boys Tennis Palmetto HOME 3:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid Away 5:30'6:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball All Saints' Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Fort Meade HOME 7:30 p.m.


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SCHOOL BOARD 0F HARDER COUNTY, FLORIDA '
Wauchula, Florida 33873

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: Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There is no need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S. Boonc, Mr.
John Burton, Governor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Leffie M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jessc 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 Cectl 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. Shackelford, 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 High 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,
sponsors of the awards event. 2:21-3:6c


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others are getting in shape for
spring football drills which
begin in early May.
The girls out for this year's
squad are Briana Aguila, Dai-
sha Blandin, Amanda Bissette,
Mary Braddock, Brittany
Brown, Lacie Carlton, LaCre-
sha Carlton, Nancy Conejo,
Lupe Flores, Laura Galvan and
Heather Kouns.
Others are Tena Louisjeune'
Irlande Metayer, Laulren Moore,
Kara Norris, Shaniqlue Outley,
Drea Parkinson, Maria Perada,
Nancy Ramirez, Jalynn Smith,
Gloria Solis, Mylekia Steven-
son and Yesenia VargEas.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 20(18 Hardee High track
season got under way in a big
way this week.
The teams left early Saturday
:for an invitational meet ht
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney in
:the season opener for both boys
and girls.
On Tuesday both teams were
at home to host the Wildcat
relays for Avon Park, Sebring
and Walker Academy squads.
Today (Thursday), they go to
'Sebring for another relay meet,
starting at 4 p.m.
This Saturday, there is partic-
ipation in the Webber Classic in
Babson Park at 10 a.m. which
includes college and high
school athletes. On Tuesday,
there's another trip to Sebring
for the high school invitational
and the meet next Thursday,
March 6, is at Avon Park.
Coaches Don Trew, Rod
Smith, Rob Beatty and James
Carpenter handle the track ath-
letes by din dng up dutes, eac b i dt h
with a particular emphasis on
distance, sprints, hurdles, field
events such as discus and shot-
put, and jumps (high jump,
triple jump, pole vault, etc.).
Although several dozen boys
and girls signed up for the track
teams, those who have complet-
ed paperwork and been at prac-
tices gearing up for the season
inlcude 34 boys and 23 girls.
On the boys squad are Nick
Battles, DeVonte Carter, Jimmy
Cimeus, Jonathon Delarosa,
Jarrell Ellis, Jean Frenot, Jay-
quan Gandy, Jordan Grimsley,


Gilberto Gutierrez, Andrew
Hunt, Gilberto Jaimes, Jarrius
Lindsey, Jorge Lopez, Postene
Louisjeune, Paul Macias, Mike
McTaw and Terrence Medlock.
Also, Murad Ottallah, Hum-
bert Nolasco, Carlos Ramirez
the older, Carlos Ramirez the
younger, Jose Rodriguez, Kris
Rossman, Lunior St. Louis,
Gonzalo Saldivar, Marwin
Simmons, Reginald Snell, Pete
Solis, Justin Tomlinson, Nathan
Tomlinson, Gerardo Villegas,
Kelsheem White, Brandon
Wright and Ezayi Youyoute.
Several of these boys are also
on the weightlifting team, while


Feb. 23 Cardinal Mooney
Feb. 2-6 Wildcat Relays
AP/Sebring/Walker
Feb. 28 Sebring Relays
Mar. 1 Webber Classic
Mar. 4 Sebring Invitational
Mar. 6 Avon Park
Mar. 8 Disney Relays
College &c HS
Mar. 14 Book~er Invitational
Mar. 15 WDW Showcase HS
Mar. 21-22 WDW Invit. Girls
Mar. 22 East Ridge
Challenge Boys
Mar. 27 Bobcat Relays
April 8 Districts
April 17 Regionals
April 26 State
June 8 Golden State Invit.


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Avon Park 4:00 p.m.
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Sebring 4:00 p.m.


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BOWLING GREEN

APOSTIOLIC LIGIITI'IOUSE
UNITED PENTA\COSTAL
CHUIRCII
310 Orange St.
3775-3100
Sunday Morning .................. 10:00 a.mn.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.... ...7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service .. .........7:30 p.m.

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

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

CIIURCII OF GOD
Ilwy 17 and RatlitT Rd. 375-22311
375-37100
Sunday School .. ..........10:00 a.mi.
Morning Worship .. ........11 :00 a.mn.
EveninglWorshi n......... 6:0p


CIIURCII OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTRESACH
725 Pahuctto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.ni.
Morniin Worship ................ I1:00 a.m
Tues. Night Bible Studly ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening WVorship .
1st Sunday ......................5:0j0 pm.m

COMMlhUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Mlain & W. Centra.
Sunday AM W~or~ship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.mn.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.mn.

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

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


ME STDISUTN EUDRCll
'Grape & Church Streets 375-23740

YoutdSh Felosi .........:...........:5:0 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 ................l1I:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 D~ixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11I:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Micrcoles 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 ................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHUlRCII
6017 Pahnetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Ser ice .......... :0am
Eeing Sevc ..........:0pm
Wed. Bible Study/Prlayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAII BAPTIST CIIURCII
6210 Mt. Pisgahl Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.mn.
Morning Worship ................l1I:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.mT.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Pralyer 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.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School Hlouse Road
Church 7375-8585 Chlildcare 735-
8586
Morning Wor~ship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.mn.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAIITHI TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Wor-ship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Wor-ship.... .........7:30 p.m.
Saturday Wor~ship ..................7:30 p.m.
P'RIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA IIISPANA
5181 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo...........I1:00 a.m.
........... ... ........................... 7 0 p.m .
Servicio del Micr~coles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday :'. ..................1 0:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CIIURCII
2-1/2 Miles cast of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-7315-8600
Sunday School. .. ................9):45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00 a.m.

La boy lowhh po 5..... ..7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHIURCHI
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-06376
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................................ 1:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
EscueclaoDominica .. .... ..10 00 am.

SPioneer Cub ...............6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio.................................80 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ l1:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...:...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .1..............7:00 p.m.




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M~ichael A.uide
MenerGeorgia


One day a friend baked me a
cherry cake. While enjoying the
second piece, my teeth came
down on something that wasn't
cake.
It was a cherry stone. When I
reached for it, I also found a broken
tooth.
Nursing the pain I thought on
Living Proverbs 20:17,"Some men
enjoy cheating, but the cake they
buy with such ill-gotten gain will
turn to gravel in their mouths.
Yes, cheating pays but the
goodies turn to gravel, the thrills to
ills, the paradise to perdition.
Your shady deals won't bring
you a sunny life here or hereafter.


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Sonme ale~s present an imag to the macrk) and keecp our true
feelings hidden. W'e might be laughing on the outside while:
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Hwy. 66 East ('863) 735-0470
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BOWLING GREEN

P'RIMERA MISSION BAUTFISTA L
Murray Roald off Ilwy. 17
375-2295
D~omingos Escuela~ Dom. ......9:.45 a.m.
Servicio die Adoracionl...........I :00 I.m.
Ser~vicio de P~redlicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.mn.
Worship Service ..................l1I:00 a.m.
Sunday Niglt r sip .......60 m. n


NEW ZION BAPYTIST CHURCH
202 Sidneyg Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... IO:00 a.m.
Mornling: Worship .. ........11 :00 a.m.
Disciples Training......... ... .: 00 p.mn.
Eveningp Worship .. ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prlayer .............. .6:00 p.m.

ONA BAFFIIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ......:.............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BIAPT'IST CIIURCII
5076 L~ily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m-
Morning Worship .. .....11..I :00 a.m.

We nsd y AWNA for Kid 60 s.
........................ 6:30.. pm
Wednesday Prayer Time........ 7:00 p~l


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.mn.
English Service .................. 11:30 a.mn.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
TuesdasdPraye ............70 pIn


CELEBRATION CHURCH

225 E. Ma St CAMPUHall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950

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CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednlesday Eveninlg Cell Grmips
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 ip.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m-
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m-
Call for loc~atiols

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

CH-URCHI OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .....................,.....10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l1I:00 a.m.
Wednesday .. ...............7:00 p.m.
CIIHUCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m

Buda Ening Wo ip :.:O a~m
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m
Men1~ Leadership &! Tmrainig Classv -
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


2C Th~e Hcraldl-A~dvocate Fe~bruary 28, 2008


--Schmedule Of Weekly Services-


WAUCHULA

JEHIOVAHI'S WIT'NESSES S
SPAINISHI i.
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.mn.
Monday Evening ............ ......7:30 p.m.
Wednlesdlay Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Every FridMI ev niRg aS 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAg~ST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Roid 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ....?.,........... l1:00 a.mn.
Evening Worship .. J.............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCli
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ............. .......1:00 a.m.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. I1:00 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 ................l1 :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 BAPTISTI CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ........7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN

1643 Stenstrom RoaH 773-2858
i' &, 3"' Sun. Comlmunion ..10:00 a.m.
2" &t 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......................... l 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sundaly aIfter service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m
Worship Service .. .........1 1:00 a.m .
Wed. Evefning Prayer . L .!..7.00 p~m

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Ilwy 17
Morning Ser~vice ..ea ing .....10:30 am


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Rad 21 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 4

WZZ Sundays 9....:00 a.m
Sunday School ............... /..10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................t 11:00 a.m.

eedn sdao Pryr .... ... .70 pm

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

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

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

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHIURCHI
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9):30 a.m.
Mornling Worship ................l1I:00 a.ml.
Tues. Pranyer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTIIISID)E BAPT~IISTL CIIURCII
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p~m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TAB1ERNACLEI
1652 Old Bradenlton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.mn.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE' OF


PRAISE: & JOY
1507 MLK Avenlue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.mi.
Moronjin Worship ................1 1:30 a.ml.
E enil3 lWorship ..................7:00 p1.m1.

&Z Child Tr~ainl............7:00 p'n:.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m1.


WAUCH[ULA

WAUCHIULA CHIURCHI OF GOD
1543 Malrtinl Luthler Kinlg Jr. Ave.
773-01'99
Sunday School ....................10.00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1 1:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ........... 6G:00 p m.

NWeudrsNi hFam TriSin ...73 p
Friday Night Worship.......... ..7:30 p.m
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church..................................100 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m-
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave*
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.mn.
Morning Worship ................l1 :00 a.m.
Youth &r Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.mn.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W M~ain

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS

Corner of 6th and Hickory

Sunda Schoolhi .......n....00 a
Evening Worship ................ .7:00 p.m
Wednesday ........................7:30 p.m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH

Bine Sr th y I Su an e -1750. O

Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1I:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 7737-
0989
Sunday School .. ...........10:00 a.m.
Worship ........... ...11:00 a.m.
Evening.... .......... ....6:00 p.mn.
Wed. Bible &r Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

CIIURCII OF JESUS CHIRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINT'S
630 Hlanchey Rd. 7737-3572
Sacrament Meeting ................9):00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Pr~iesthlood ............................ l1:00 a.mn.
COMMUNITYSLIGIITHIOUSE
Sunda Schooli .t. ...586100am.
Sunday Mcornin ...................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

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

114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................l1 :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
FAITHI TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ... ........10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9):45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 :00 a.m-
Evening Worship .. ..........6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m-
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Mursic & Missions 4 yr -g~rade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youtrh Worship for ge 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......;...................6:30 p.m
(Yutrh Worshrip for gr:9- 12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
7137 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9):45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........l1I:00 a.m.
P'redicacion ..........................l 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblic, Micrcoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHIRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-923 *

Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30- 10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner...................................53 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil' K)/Sonshine Singers
.. .......... ....................6:30-8:0 p.m.
Jalm Team......................6:30-7: 15 p.m.



Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OE
THIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.

Mri S rilce .......... :0am
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH

Su207 N.cSeventh Ave. 7739 5 .m.

Traditional Sun ay rs hp 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ...:.........6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ...........9:00 a.m
Sundla Mornling Wrhip 10.l:45 a.m
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL sBERNACLE

810 W.Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
IIESARTLAND

1C60 WMM InSt. 767R6 (0
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship ......................... 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

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


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bi~adenton Rooad
767-1010

JEH-OVAHN'SGWITNESSES

155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning .................. 10:00 a.m
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.mn.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.mn.











The Oasis
By Georgi~

BLUEGRASS SUNDAY
The-most sincere appr-ecit-
tion is extended fr~om our owyn
Ray Moore, to the dedicated
bluegrass musicians who
played Sundaly. Febl. 17, Ch1aric ~
Creek's Bluegrass, the Indimana
Swveethear~ts. the Bluegrass
Travelers' and the Oasis
Bluegrass. The bluegrassers
played alnd sang to 175 guests,
most sitting under the shade of
the old Oak: tr-ee.
The 50/50 was won by
JoAnn Patterson, Richard Kidd,
Vickie Shou, Jim Avery and
Eileen Holmnston. Merchant
certificates were presented to
Mytle Fathnie, Sirrae Hardin,
Charleen Souligne and Norman
Vogle.

POKENO
Monday, Feb. 18, there were
seven players with the pennies
being taken by Joyce and
Charlotte Longueuil, and they
promise to bring them back on
Wednesday. Again, seven play-
ers were there and at all the end
of the game, it was Eddy Philips
with the most pennies. Auldrey
and Shirley lost all afternoon,
but Shirley got her pennies back
at the playoff. It will be fun to
see who ends up with the mTost
pennies at the end of the season.

MUSICIANS LUNCHEON
Feb. 19 was our appreciation
luncheon for the musicians. We
had 80 in attendance and 30
were musicians. The chefs,
Buddy and Annette Fields, and
Howard Whitehead, did a
superb job at the grill and Fred


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Using state grant dollars,
three county roads are getting
engineering, design and re-
paying.
Steve Roberts Special, Coll-
ege H-ill Road andl South Flori-
da Avenue are getting attention
through the state Depar~tment of
'Transpor-tations's SCRAP
(Small1 Counties Rural Assist-
ance Program) funds.
Embary is in the process of
relocating telephone lines on
South Florida Avenue to ac-
commodate its widening, which
will began shortly after the con-
clusion of Pioneer Park Days.
Traffic may be limited at times
to one lane but there is no antic-
ipation that the road will be
closed, said PubliclWorks Road
Department Supervisor Mark
Frazier.
The other two roads were the
subject of discussion and con-
tracts at last Thursday's meet-
ing of the Hardee County
Commission,
Steve' Roberts Special from
its western end off SR 64 to
Parnell Road in the east is the
subject of the $28 1,493 contract
with Kimley-Horn & Associ-
ates for design and plans for
widening to two 10-foot lanes
wherever possible. There are
some parts which cannot go
more poln 7 feet said Fraz erll
include cross sections every
1,000 feet to a width of 100
feet, fences, driveways, and at
least 13 culvert crossings with-
in the 10.9 miles of road.
There will also be boring to see
why some of t~e road is set-
tling. It may be necessary to
remove some roots which are
pushing up the current road and
b in ein 60l itc tot ofteset none
area.
The total state grant for engi-
nie ing anadspavirq7.s4 $.1 motik

order with Kimley-Horn for
similar evaluation on the 2.5
milesSo 6C llehe sol tRo d

664 in the north. It includes
three culvert crossings and
design for two 10-foot lanes as
much as possible.
si: other action, the commis-
Approved application for
a $251.723 rural county grant
for the E911 program. There is


no local match recquir~ed forl the
funds which would enable the
county to modernize the backup
E-911 at the Wauchula Police
Department.
E-911 Cor~dinator Jill Peve
explained that the last grant of
this kindly allowed installation of
an enhanced 911 Positron
VIP>ER system at the Sheriff's
Office. Tlhe old system was
transferred to the WPD but is
now so old replacement parts
for it cannot be ordered and
staff who ulsed to use it may not
be as familiar- as they once
were.
The idea is that any crisis at
the Sheriff's Office lines
inadvertently cut, a systems
crash, evacuation of the build-
ing could make it impossible
for residents to get in touch
with law enforcement. The
backup system would allow
staff to immediately continue
work without any dlelay in ser-
vice.
Splent some time hearing
the problem of Solomon Rioad
property owner Richard Purdy'
who bought a five-a.cre property
in 1989. He received a permit
and installed a septic tank and
300 amp electric service, plan-
ning to build a retirement home.
Now he is told he cannot legal-
ly build on the property.
County Planner Nick Stasz-
lio ex lained then gu ato t

Creek crosses the property
twice and there is nowhere he
can put a mobile home that is
not within 500 feet of the pro-
tected water body. Horse Creek,
Charlie Creek, Payne Creek and
Peace River are protected water
bodies.
Staszko suggested two alter-
natives, approving a variance to
tphete500-foo se tobdadfranna
prehensive Land Use Amend-
ment. He preferred the latter.

build gon the wt rpi. Thr
other houses built on the river
in this county. Why do we have

abo50in o rsev i therf o #
asked realtor/resident Nancy
Cr t


on GIS (Geographic Infor-
mation Systems) hard copy and
CD files to further substantiate
future planning goals.
A related discussion was on
the 2060 regional visioning
meetings which are going on.
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson said "It's an education.
There are people from all walks
of life and lots of different opin-
ions and goals." Staszko said-
that is all the more reason com-
missioners, planning staff and
the Economic Development
Council members should be
involved in these meetings. The
Commission approved a
$10,000 transfer to EDC
($5,000 for each of two years)
of visioning monies received
years ago and put on hold.
Approved an updated
agreement with Dr. Edwin Pig-
man to be medical director for
the Fire-Rescue Department.
Heard Commissioner
Minor Bryant report on his
Regional Planning Board policy
meeting in Tallahassee recently.
Bryant said quite a few people
in the meeting are "very uneasy
about the tax amendment.
There's been a lot of unintended
consequences of it. Pinellas
County is laying off a bunch of
people. So are other counties."
The two most i portant


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Staszko was asked to proceed
with discussion with the state
Department of E~nviro~nmental
Protection, Southwest Florida
Water Management D~istrict and
the state Department of Com-
munity Affairs (D>CA) on a
change in the land code which
wouLld remove the setback
issue. H-e askedl Purdly if he
were willing to grn~nt a conser-
vation easemnent adjacent to the
creek. Purdy said they wouldn't
be auny use to him and he did not
object. "I know how high the
water gets. You'd need a bridge
in some places." he comment-
ed.
-- Staszko allso presented a
pair of sub-contracts or agree-
ments for using parlt of a
$100.000 DCA grant for long-
range planning services.
Lam pl- f lerbert Consultants I nc.
will get $465.000 for doing the
bulk of data gathering for a
report o~n rural development
policies. Trhe C'entral Florida
Regional Planning Council will
get $15,000) to use that informa-
tion for planning in three areas
urban development to allow
residents to meet their needs
without leaving the county, pro-
vide jobs to allow the county's
youth to find jobs here and
remain here, and maintain agri-
culture to the extent it wants to


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There wer e1A9P w Icomed by
the organ of Sandy Feeser and
trombone of Phyllis Hanson.
M nhtadesthaeo Carirgh P~eooples
Parker, who had this dream of
helping girls that need a second
chance in life, who wanted to
'thank us. They sang and gave
their testing onialadte afw

words from the Bible to give
them support and love. Bob
and Cheryl Conkle sang B song
to them about "Promises."
We gave them each a gift card
and we had fellowship with cof-
feebandR cokies aterward, host-

COFFEE
Diane and Paul came from
Medical Air Services Associa-
sin ad seakd ando cthe i e
fund. We had a great comedy
duo, Les and Betsy DeGroff,
grace our get-together of 246
with their portrayal of Archie
and Edith Bunker. What a great
job they do with this skit!
The craft show and snack bar



who won coupons, and 50/50
was won by Betty Vineyard.

ACTIVITIES
Shuffle had a Sweetheart
Tournament for Valentine's
Day, with 23 couples entering,
George and MaryAnn Fisher
were the big winners. Nancy
Single anse dLarryasBaown

day, ending with homemade ice
cream made by Bob and Cheryi
Conkle.
The Interpark teams came out
on top both at Floral Lakes and
Fort Meade here at home. Lou
Faulkner has become a state
amateur shuffleboard player
winning in Winter Haven,
which she hasn't come out of
the clouds from yet! Way to
go.
Coming up on Monday and
Tuesday shuffle we'll have a
mixed-draw doubles tourna-
ment. Trophies for main and
consolation will be given. You
must register with a person of
the opposite gender before 9

Don't forget about the yard
sale Saturday, the jam sessions
on Sunday at 1, ice cream
social Sunday at 6 p.m., the
variety show on March 6 at 7
.8m. and the March 8 pancake
rehkefda na ,0 .1 ois, Ken-
tucky, lowya and Missouri picnic
is having a date change from
March 1 to March 8 at 12:30
p.m., street dance 6 p.m. and
Songbirds entertain with ice
cream sundaes following on
March 9at 6:30 p.m.Also com-
ing up March 15 show and tell
with bocce snack bar at 11 a.m.
Many things to do and get
involved with, come on down


ance hue Sith won first
place.
Pinochle: Eleanor Geisen-
haflerG 601,B wr so amm 5 7
handed euchre) Vivian Schafer
with 254. Way to go, girls!
Bowling: Terry Stamm for
the women, single game 167
with 41R srue;Dv dhm -
high single game 204, and high
series 542. Come and join in the
fun.


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RV News
anna? Mills

Marsh kept things running
smoothly.
The servers were Winnie
DeWitt, Char~lotte Langueuil,
Carol Hloskins, E:mma Walton,
Sharon La~ke, Andrey Semier -
andl Joyce Langucuil. Sally
Nigr~in ser-vedi the punch!. After
the luncheon, the Oasis
Bluegrass entertained uts with
some great music,

PH-ASE 10
It was good to see five card
players Wednesday. They were:
Mary Marr, Sally Hatfield,
Winnie DeWitt, Irene Starr and
Dorothy Shanower. Sally won
the first game and Mary won
the second.

AROUND THE PARK
We welcome Tom and Joyce
Longueuil from Montrose,
Mich. They are visiting their
parents, Claude and Charlotte
Longueuil and glad to be in the
warm Florida weather.
On Feb. 27, Claude and
Charlotte will have celebrated
their 65th anniversary.
Congratulations, to a very
sweet couple.
We wer~e sorry to see Ron and
Harriet leave us on Tuesday, but
they did say they will be back
next season.

BINGO
Tuesday, Feb. 18, we had a
crowd of 35 players. The 50/50
was won by Ed Souligne and
the cover all was won by
Connie.
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park has to offer.


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Winners of first place in Men's 2-Person Team were Stanley Kirby IV and Stanley Kirby.


Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot

1 2' Annual Fund Raising Event


On February 9, 2008, at the Double M Ranch owned by Charles and Mary Jane Matheny,
over 300 shooters participated in the 12*h Annual Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot. Each
participant shot 80 clay pigeons at 10 different stations, either by shooting on 4 member
teams, 2 member teams, or as individuals. Refreshments and lunch were furnished in
the ticket price.
Trophies were presented to the following winners:


THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS THAT FINANCALLY SUPPORTED OUR SHOOT:

2008 Cornorate Soonsors


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Seth McGee won first place in Youth Individual.


4C TIhe Herlald-A~dvocate, February 28, 2008)



Kiwanis Sporting Clays Shoot Trophey Winners


First place winners in Men's 4-Person Team were Jason Cloud, Donald Gray, Raymond
Royce and Tommy Hartley.


First place winners in Women's 2-Person Team were Shannyn Robertson and Cindy
Hartley, posing with Kole Robertson and Sid Crews.


Blake Albritton won first place in Men's Individual Class.


coURTESY PHOTOS


Hardee Ranch Supply including: Tommy Hartley,
Donald Gray, 3ason Cloud and Raymond Royce
Stanley Kirby and Stanley Kirby IV
Shannyn Robertson and Cindy Hartley
Blake Albritton
Autumn Blum
Seth McGee


Men's 4 Person Team:

Men's 2 Person Team:
Women's 2 Person Team:
Men's Individual:
Women's Individual:
Youth Individual:


Bayer Crop Science
Crown Ford
Doyle E. Carton III
First National Bank of Wauchula
Harvey's Caretaking
Peace River Electric Coop., Inc.
PA PhosChem Supply Company
Vandolah Power Company

2008 Station Sponsors
Austin Growers
BayCare HomeCare
Central Florida Pump & Irrigation
DeSoto Home Health Care
Emerson & Mary ones
Farm Credit of S.W. Florida
Flores &( Flores, Inc.
3ack See Construction
3LC Farms
Johnson Harvesting, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Sebring
L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
Manuel Citrus, Inc.
MidFlorida Federal Credit Union
Parker Farms
Petteway Grove Service
Safeguard Security, Inc.
Staton, Inc.
Swaine, Harris & Sheehan, PA
c. Tufneck Trailers


CF Industries, Inc.
D & S Cattle Company
Embarq
FINR
John Stephens, Inc.
Mosaic
Tim Spiller Grading, LLC
Wauchula State Bank


Bartow Ford
Burton & Burton, PA
Culligan
English Chevrolet
FCI-Grove Service
Farm Bureau Insurance
Heartland Growers Supply
3an's
3im See Realty, Inc.
Kenneth B. Evers, PA
Loran Cogburn
Lambert Realty Co., Inc.
Metheny & Co.
Merrill Lynch
Pete's Pharmacy
Pioneer Medical Center
Sears
Stedem Ford
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
United Agri Products


ATP Agri-Services, Inc.
Clear Springs Land Company
David Singletary, State Farm
Dr. Barbara Carlton & Family
Florida Hosp~ital Heartland Division
Kimiey-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Morrell, Watson, Spivey & Southwell
TheraNeem by Organix-South
Wauchula Worship Center

AgLabor Services, Inc.
Benny Albritton Grove Service, Inc.
Clifford M. Ables, III, P.A.
Coldwell Banker Am-South Realty
Extended Care Services
Enterprise Fleet Services, Inc.
Fields Equipment Co., Inc.
Homes b~ Handley, Inc.
3ames Livingston, PA
3ohns on Wheels
Key Painting & Leisure Signs
Krause Grove Service, Inc.
Mancini Packing Company
Manley & Associates, CPAs, PA
North Manatee Realty, Inc.
Pat Carlton Construction Inc.
Robarts Family Funeral Home, Inc.
Sevigny & Timmerman Eye Care
Superior OK Tire Store, Inc.
Transpower Construction Services, In
Wauchula Abstract & Title Co., Inc.


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2008
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetinqq to be held in County Commisslon Chambers.
Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Oranqq Street, Waughula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF March 06th & 20th Regular meeting
March 06th at 1:00 p.m. Appeal of Davis Enterprises, Inc. -
Farmworker Housing Site Development Plan
Zoning meeting March 20th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session March 14th Discuss Farmworker Housing
Options & FY 08/09 Budget Preparation
FAC Legislative Day March 26th All Commissioners traveling
to Tallahassee
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF March 25th at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF March 06th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
inOConf r nc Ron11202h 412 W. Orange St.

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF March 03rd
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF March 10th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF March 11th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF March 18th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF March 25th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF March No meeting scheduled.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the Cdunty:
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to thd
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION

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 Ai-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.
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charges possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, possession of
marijuana, possession of'mart-
juana with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church or schdol
and threatening a public ser-
vant), probation revoked, 24
months Florida State Prison
CTS, $495 fine and court costs
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on hen.
Corey Jermaine Freeman,
uttering a forged instrument and
grand theft, 90 days CTS, $495
fine and court costs and $100
public defender fees placed on
lien; two counts forgery by
altering a public record certifi-
cate, uttering a forged instru-
ment and larceny, not prosecut-
ed.
Christopher David Helves-
ton, grand theft amended to
petit theft, adjudication with-
held, 12 months probation,
$495 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Julie Lynn Mullinix, uttering
a forged instrument and grand
theft, estreated bonds.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Richard G. Hesters and
Annette M. Hesters as trustees
to John and Norma Lowery,
$37,000.
Donald A. Ratekin and Sarah'
Evelyn Ratekin to Richard C.
Johnson and Beverly J. Johnison
as trustees, $60,000.
Walter C. and Carolyn Stroh-
mier to Donald R. and Arlene
Kelly Griffith, $35,000.
Boyd D. and Teresa R.
Harned to Grace Alexander
LLC, $22,000.
Hulbert Homes Inc. to D.
Scott and Casey L. Dickson,
$190,000.
Porfiro and Ninfa Vigil to
Harvill Groves LTD, $68,000.
Christopher David and Lisa
Kay Spencer to Eddie and
Barbara Bailey, $175,000.


lact with victim, warrantless
search and seizure, no weapons
or firearms, no alcohol, $495
fine and court costs and $100
public defender fees placed on
lien.
Gayla Renae Davis, burglary
of structure, transferred to
county misdemeanor court.
Grant Eugene Drennan, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges grand theft auto and
grand theft), probation revoked,
new 18 month probation with
same conditions.
Leon Anthony Kilpatrick,
violation of probation (original
charges two counts felony dri-
ving while license suspended),
probation reinstated and modi-
fied to include drug offender
conditions of no alcohol, cur-
few, warrantless search and
seizure, drug abuse evaluation
and treatment and random drug
screens.
Jordy Lee Mendoza, posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Karista Newsome, possession
of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted,
Jose Mauricio Ramirez, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge aggravated assault), pro-
bation revoked, 180 days CTS,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Ernesto Rojas-Navarrette,
violation of probation (original
charges possession of cocaine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
210 days CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Nicholas James Alvarado.
burglary of dwelling and viola-
tion of probation (original
charge burglary or attempted
burglary of a dwelling), proba-
tion revoked, four years Florida
State Prison followed by two
years community control-
house arrest, $200 restitution,
$495 fine and court costs and
$340 public defender fees
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien; petit
theft and criminal mischief,
time served.
Jassmarie Evelisse Aviles,
fraudulent use of a credit card
and grand theft, estreated bond.
Otis Jerome Faulk, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a
church or school, possession of
drug paraphernalia and viola-
tion of probation (original


ours community service.
Lazaro Dearmas, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), dismissed. .
Felix Dominguez, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, DUI school,
evaluation no bars or alcohol,
random druLg screens, warrIant-
less search and seizur-e, $640.50
fine and court costs, 50 hours
community service, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $100
fine.
.Gabriel Gutierrez, DUI, es-
treated bond.
Roman Martinez, DWLS and
possession of suspended
license, $435 fine and court
costs.
Victor Posadas Rodriguez,
DWLS, probation 12 months,
$330 fine and court costs.
Fortino Salinas-Castro,
DWLS, $330 fine and court
costs.
Thomas Edward Tinsley,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs,
Andrew Gordon, DWLS, dis-
missed.
Robert Andrew Michener,
DUI, 12 months probation,
license suspended six months,
DUI school, evaluation, no bars
or alcohol, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, $640.50 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice; DWLS, adjudication with-
hheld, $120.50 fine.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Rachel Greider and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Harry E. Meyers III, petition
to enforce administrative child
support order.
Amanda Revell vs. Robert
Matthew Revell Jr., petition for
injunction for protection,
Rafael Joseph Echemendia
and Carolina Elizabeth Eche-
mendia, divorce.
Zelda L. Daniels and Chris
Noel Daniels, divorce.
Angela Lee Hines vs.
Richard Lee Hines Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Mary J. Cole vs. Richard Lee
Hines Jr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Franjo
Enterprises Inc. and Jorge Sal-
purido, petition for mortgage
foreclosure,
Liberty Savings Bank vs.
Cody A. Long, Jeffrey A. Long
and Martha A. Long, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Richard H. Elbert Jr.` vs.
James R. McDonough and the
state Department of Correct-
ions, petition for review of in-
mate situation.
Amanda Hines o/b/o minor


child vs. Riichardl Lee Hlines Jr.,
petition fo~r in~junction fo~r pro-
tectlion.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Ashley Svendsen, peti-
tion f'or mortgage foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Angela Kay Moor-e vs. Joel F.
Moore, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Kathy Anita Cason vs. Old
School Transport Inc. and
Car-los Alberto Socarras, volun-
tary dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Frances
M. Olesen, order setting aside
default judgment.
Patricia M. Albritton and
DOR vs. Nancy Lane Ramirez,
petition for child support con-
tempt denied.
James Hay vs. Lori H-ay, dis-
missal of motion for civil con-
tempt.
Wells F~argo Bank NA vs.
Otto R. andi Mary A. Humphrey
et al, voluntary dismissal.
H-elen Albritton vs. Michael
Albritton, injunction for protec-
tion amended.
Deanna Ellis vs. Darrel Ellis,
child support order.
Kimberly Nichole Abbott vs.
Kelly Ann Horvath, dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Eudelia Fer-rer Martinez and
DOR vs. Patricia Martinez.
Celia Gonzales and DOR vs.
Joseph Carmona.
Elena Gaona and DOR vs.
Raul Trevino.
Aurelia M. Torres and DOR
vs. Ramon Martinez.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwiser. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Brenda Renee Hamilton, two
counts battery on detention or
community facility staff, 150
days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $100 public defender
fees placed on lien.
Dario Lucus Chanay, aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon, adjudication withheld-
18 months probation, no con


a
$


Tomas Candido Mejia, dlisor~
derly intoxication and resisting
an officer without violent force'
14 days CTS, $315 fine and
court costs, $f40 public defender
fee, $150 investigative costs.
Terry Lamar Pelham, tres-
passing, adjudication withheld'
$315 fine and court costs.
Steve Stanley Richardson'
trespassing, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs.
Brian Gary Dimas Sambrano'
affray, adjudication withheld.
probation six months, no alco-
hol or bars, $315 fmne and court
costs.
Michael Eugene Adcox'
domestic battery, adjudication
withheld, probation 12 months'
no violent contact with victim'
no alcohol or bars, 26-week bat-
ters intervention class, $667
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $150 mnves-
tigative costs.
Jacob Andrew Albritton,, petit
theft amended to theft of
gasoline, adjudication withheld'.
probation six months, ACF
class, 30 hours community ser-
vice.
Lacey Avalos, domestic vio-
lence battery, transferred to pre-
trial intervention program.
Elizabeth Tobin, petit theft -
not prosecuted.
Christopher Bryan Miller'
violation of probation (original
charge battery), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Jose Canales, disorderly int-
oxication, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs'
$150 investigative cost;.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Joel .iaimes, DUI and no
valid license, probation 12
months, license suspended six
months, random drug screens'
$903 fine and court costs, 50
hours community services.
Valente Vargas Alvarez, DUI'
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, DUI
sooevaluation, no alcohol
or bars, random drug screens'
warrantless search and seizure'
$64(T'j;fine 'aidd doiit't ~costs, 50 h


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the- office of the county
court:
Jose Santos Olmos, Jr., 25,
Zolfo Springs, and Mary A.
Tejeda, 23, Zolfa Springs.
Jose Antonio Gonzalez, 19,
Wauchula, and Leslie Ialkelie
Aguilar, 19, Bowling Green,
Ralph A. Nickels, 58, Bowl.
ing Green, and Tracy Herbott,
46, Bowling Green,
lyad Ata Sehwail, 25, Wau-
chula, and Sharihan Yabia Sch-
weil, 22, Wauchula.
Phillip David Colman, 37,
Sebring, and Vandy E. Paulk,
37, Sebring.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Capital One Bank vs. Senaida
Gonzales, judgment,
Chase Bank USA NA vs.
Jeanette R. Johnson, judgment.
Palisades Acquisition V LLC
vs. Carla Nava and Vicki Nava,
dismissal set aside.
Florida Low Income Housing
Association Inc. di/ba Azalea
Apartments vs. Crystal Will-
iams, order for tenant removal.
Capital One Bank vs. Herbert
Jones, stipulated agreement
approved. .
Financial Independent Ser-
vices vs. Jose L. Ventura, stipu-
lated agreement approved.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Christy Lee Brown, trespass,
adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs.
Tereso Conseco-Garcia, dis-
orderly intoxication and viola-
tion of open container law,
adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $150 investigative
costs.
Daniel' Esteband, disorderly
intoxication, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, $100 investigative costs.
Guillermo Guillen AKA
Jeronimo Goan, disorderly in-
toxication, trespass and resist-
ing an officer without violent
force, 20 days in jail with cred-
it for time served (CTS), $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $150 investigative
costs.























































































FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS





FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING

TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
Exvempltion Up, to $25,000
FLORIDA LAWV requires that applications be made by March 1, 2008
To be eligible for This exemption you must:
_Hold title to the property as ef January 1, 2008
Reside on the property asofdanuaryi, 2008 -
Be a Legl rsident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2008
Ealch pro~perty~ ownler nulst appear pe~rsonallly at the County Property Appraiser's Oftlee.
I s rai n hrIe lrnio l oi >I~oi ci I iot a US( tij st b it~ Re se nc (G e n cr 1 fo ro th ar d
aInd wife. Iflcou own aI~ mobile home, br~inu registration certificate or title.


AGRICULTURAL "'GREENBELT"

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


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



If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to
contact us for assistance 863/773-219)6.

To apply for Property Taxi ESemptionls or Ar\licultur~al Classification "Greenbelt'(. stop by:
Prope'rty A\ppraiser's Ofiee
Courthouse Annex II. Room 103
Wauchula, FL, 33873
Office hours: M~onday Fridaly 8:00 a. ml. to 5:00 p. mn.

KATHY L CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APBPRATISER;
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February 28, 2008, The HeraldAdvocate 7C



JV Baseball Wins 2 Of 3


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Har~dee Junior Va~rsity
Wildcarts have started their sea-
son in good fashion.
It began with ar win at Lake
Placid and continued with a loss
at Braden River. Last Friday
was a home come-from-behind
victory in the opener of a dou-
ble-header against Avon Park.
This week, the young 'Cats
hosted Fort Meade on Monday.
Next week's games are home
for Lake Placid at 6 p.m. Mon-
day, the early game (4 p.m.) of
a double-header at Sebring on
Tuesday, and a tripsto Palmetto
on Friday.
The season opener on Feb. 14
had originally been scheduled
as a home game, but the junior
Wildcats found themselves
traveling to Lake Placid in-
stead. After a scoreless first
inning, Hardee began scoring in
the second inning.
Soph Dalton Farr led off with
a single. With one down, class-
mates Kendarll Mink and Josh
Rickett both drew walks. Fresh-
man Caleb Reas also walked,
pushing Farr across home plate.
Freshman pitcher Kyle Ward
continued his good stuff, pick-
ing up five strikeouts by the end
of the third inning, scattering
Green Dragon runners with
none able to score.
Hardee picked up another run
in the top of the fourth. Rickett
was hit by a pitch, stole second
and raced home on a Reas hit. It
was 2-0.
Lake Placid came back to
knot the score at 2-2 in the
home half of the fourth. With
two away, a walk and pair of
singles, the Dragons plated the
first two runners.
Hardee bounded back in the
top of the fifth to put three runs
on the board. Ward started it
with a single. Freshman Lin-
coln Saunders was safe on an
error and Farr drew a walk.
With one away, a Mink hit
brought Ward in, but caught
Saunders going to third. A hit
by soph Kody Porter scored
Farr and Mink before the third
out ended the at-bat.
Porter went to the mound and
retired the side in the bottom of
the fifth, and final, inning to
preserve the Wildcat win.


On Feb. 19, Hardee hosted
Braden River and put the first
pair of runs on the board, but
the junior Pirates kept adding
up tallies for a 10-4 win.
For the junior 'Cats, it was
freshman Kalan Royal on the
mound, retiring Braden River in
the top of the first. Freshman
Jake Mayer drew a walk.
Carson Davis also walked aid
Conner Davis hit into a fielder's
choice which eliminated Mayer.
Farr and Mink both singled,
bringing the Davis twins home.
Braden River responded with
a pair of scores in the top of the
second frame on a hit, a walk
and fielder's choice. It was 2-2.
Hardee went scoreless in the
bottom of the second, as did
Braden River in the top of the
third.
In the home half of the third,
Hardee plated another pair of
scores. Mayer walked and ad-
vanced on a Carson Davis sacri-
fice. Conner Davis, Farr and
Mink all singled, with Mink and
Davis coming home before ~a
double-play ended that effort.
In the top of the fourth,
Braden River batted around,
bringing five runners home on a
pair of walks, three errors and a
single, taking a 7-4 lead.
Hardee left the bases jammed
when back-to-back strikeouts
retired the side.
The junior Pirates padded
their lead with'three more runs
in the top of the fifth on three
hits, an error and a fielder's
choice. Hardee went down one-
two-three.
There was no further scoring,
as Hardee stranded runners in
both the sixth and seventh inn-
ings. Braden River won 10-4.
The young Wildcats contin-
ued on Friday at 4 when Avon
Park came to call.
The junior Devils opened
with a pair of runs. That score
held until the bottom of the
third, when Hardee got one run
on the board. Sophomore catch-
er Marcus Chancey worked a 3-
2 count for a walk, with Reas
going in as courtesy runner and
going to second on a passed ball
with Mayer at bat. Although he
flied out, it put Reas on third
where a sacrifice fly off the bat
of Carson Davis brought him
home. Royal singled to left cen-


ter field, but was the third out
on a fielder's choice by
Saunders.
Avon Park retaliated in the
top of the fourth with two runs
on a single down the third base
line just fair, a bit up the mid-
dle, and an error off the pitch-
er's glove. A final hit brought
two runners home.
Hardee began its comeback
in the home half of the fifth.
Chancey drew a walk and Reas
again went in to run. Mayer
fouled off three pitches before
singling to left center to score
Reas and going to second on the
overthrow. A Davis ground-out
took Mayer to third. A Royal
shot off the third sacker's glove
scored Mayer.
Saunders smacked a bit to left
field and Ward drew a walk to
load the baser. Brandon Holton
went in as a courtesy runner for
the pitcher. A passed ball
brought Royal across home
plate, sliding in under a possible
tag.
Batter Farr went on and sin-
gled to right' field for another
, RBI. Rickett hit to third. The
grounder was bobbled, giving
him time to get safely to third.
On the overthrow, Farr went to
third. Minlk drew a walk to load
the bases. With two away,
Mayer ripped a shot to third and
beat it out. Farr scored on the
play. On another close play at
first, Davis was declared out on
: a slow grounder which ap-
Ipicared to get him to base safely.
Hardee had a 7-5 advantage.
Avon Park: was able to get
only one run back in the top of
the sixth, a single and error
scoring the first runner. Hardee
left a runner on base when a
double play halted the bottom
half of the sixth. Avon Park got
one runner on base, but then
went down in order in the top of
the seventh. Hardee won 7-5.
Assistant Coach Paul Sam-
uels, filling in for head coach
John Sharp, said, "Overall we
played a good game. We hit the
ball when we needed to and
everyone contributed. Kyle
(Ward) used only 97 pitches in
seven inning: Marcuss (Chanc-
ey) did a great job as catcher
with his command of the field.
We're looking forward to a
home game on Monday."


Session topics include intro-
ductory courses in bass-, pan-
and fly-fishing; handgun shoot-
ing and hunting; shooting
sports; and shotgun shooting
and hunting. Also, boating,
canoeing/kayaking, map and
compass, and small-game-hunt-
ing basics will be offered. Par-
ticipants can learn about Florida
whitetails and turkeys, and take
courses in archery and bow-
bunting and regular hunting and
black-powder firearms.
Bowhunting and hunter certi-
fication courses are also avail-
able '
Safety concerns are ad-
dressed in a personal safety
course along with a course on
map and compass basics and
basic wilderness survival skills,
wilderness First Aid and read-
ing the woods. Other courses
include outdoor photography,
bird watching and instruction
on becoming a primitive chef.
Information about the work-
shop and registration is at
MyFWC.com/BOW or by call-
ing (561) 625-5122.


Women who want to spend a
weekend learning a variety of
outdoor skills will have three
opportunities to do so this year,
courtesy of the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission.
The first "Becomine an
Outdoors-Woman" workshop
will be March 28-30 at the
Ocala Conservation Center,
7325 N.E. 170 Ave., in Silver
Springs on Lake Eaton, in the
Ocala National Forest. It is
about 20 miles east of Ocala.
The second workshop will be
in October at Boy Scouts Camp
23 Wallwood, BSA Drive, in
Quincy.
The third workshop will be in
November at Pine Jog's Ever-
glades Youth Conservation
Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wild-
life Management Area, west of
West Palm Beach.
All are rustic summer camp
facilities with basic modern
amenities. The lodging is dor-
mitory style, with meals served
in the cafeteria. Sessions will
hegin Friday afternoon and end
Sunday with lunch.


The FWC invites women 18
and older to attend the work-
shops to learn or improve their
outdoors skills and enjoy a few
recreational activities.
In four, 3 1/2-hour sessions'
workshops teach skills associat-
ed with hunting/shooting, fish-
ing and non-consumptive activ-
ities such as canoeing and
camping. Sessions are at all ley-
els of physical activity.
The program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to ex-
periment and enjoy the cama-
raderie of others who want to
learn about Florida's great out-
doors. Although it is designed
with women in mind, the camp
is open to anyone who wants to
learn in a comfortable, non-
threatening, non-competitive,
hands-on atmosphere. The
camp's instructors strive to
make participants feel at ease.
The cost is $150. Partial
scholarships are available for
low-income, first-time partici-
pants. Workshops are limited to
100 participants on a first-
come, first-served basis.


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aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
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