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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 14
3 Sections, 36 Pages


Thursday, March 13, 2008


46
plus 4p sales tax


Judge Reduces Vandolah's Tax Value


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Acting Circuit Judge Jeff
McKibben ruled Tuesday that
Hardee Property Appraiser
Kathy Crawford's tax assess-
ment on Vandolah Power Co. is
too high.
He significantly reduced the
values. This ruling followed a
recent weeklong trial.
For the 2005 year, the judge
reduced the taxable value of the
power generating plant by


$39.8 million and reduced the
turnkey value by $7.8 million.
For the year 2006, the judge
reduced the value of the power
generating equipment by $39.8
million and the turnkey value
by $8.0 million. He ordered the
property appraiser to recalcu-
late the appraisal and resultant
assessment utilizing the re-
duced values.
McKibben noted that the
Vandolah electrical generating
plant, which uses four General


Electric PG 7241FA turbines,
was assessed at $214.7 million
in 2005 and $223.1 million in
2006. Vandolah contended the
values for those years should
have been $101.5 million and
$109.8 million respectively.
The plant was built in 2001
and 2002 by El Paso Corp. at an
original cost of $148.1 million
for the turbines and $60.8 mil-
lion for the installation and aux-
iliary equipment, for an intangi-
ble tax total of $208.9 million,


which does not include spare
parts which were not subject to
dispute. The plant became oper-
ational in June 2002.
In September 2004 El Paso
Gas sold the Vandolah plant as
part of the sale of 14 other
plants to Northern Star
Generation. The Vandolah sale
was for a reported $127.0 mil-
lion. After the sale Vandolah
began seeking a reduction of
the property valuation by the
county property appraiser.


HOMETOWN HERO


COURTESY PHOTO
Kathy Mignini and Larry Factor stand amid teary-eyed and grateful family members
after Factor saved Migninis life while she dined in an Orlando restaurant.

Local Man Saves Woman's Life


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Imagine going on a long-awaited family vacation
at Disney World. In the midst of the twirling rides
and cartoon characters, you have a near-death expe-
rience.
This dream turned nightmare became a reality for
a Maryland woman and her extended family as they
vacationed in Orlando.
It was a Hardee County man who saved the trip
and, literally, the woman.
When Kathy Mignini and her family ventured into
the dining room of the Japanese restaurant at
EPCOT, none of them could have imagined what
life-altering event was about to take place.
As all 12, including Mr. and Mrs. Mignini, their
two daughters and. sons-in-law along with their six
grandchildren, sat down to eat dinner, a piece of
steak lodged in the back of Kathy Mignini's throat.


After several attempts by family members and sur-
rounding guests to help the choking woman, the sit-
uation looked as if it could become fatal. According
to Mignini, a man by the name of Larry Factor then
bolted into the room and demanded, "Give her to
me!"
After three attempts of the Heimlich maneuver,
Factor dislodged the meat from Mignini's throat and
saved her life.
The family says Factor was much more than a life
saver that day. He became a lasting hero in the
hearts of the Mignini family.
Factor has been a cardiopulmonary resuscitation
instructor for and worked with Hardee County Fire-
Rescue for 22 years now. He described the situation
in the restaurant as surreal.
While dining with his fiance, Factor says he
heard screaming coming from the other dining
See HERO 2A


Nationwide Sweep Gets 37 Here


Available from Commercial News Providers"




INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.....12C
Community Calendar....8A
Crime Blotter.............. 11B
Fishing Forecast............2A
SHardee Living................2B
Obits........'......................4A
Roundups......................3A
School Lunch Menus....4A



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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A nationwide drug operation
designed to bring attention to
the need for grant funding to
fight illegal narcotics netted a
total of 37 suspects here.
Col. Arnold Lanier of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
said the one-day roundup last
week jailed 757 people
statewide. Of the local number,
31 were apprehended and six
remain at large, he said.
The national effort was
spearheaded by the National
Alliance of State Drug Enforce-
ment Agencies to show the
importance of the federally-
funded Edward Byrne Justice
Assistance Program grants in
the day-to-day operations of
state and county law-enforce-
ment agencies.
Lanier, too, pointed out the
grant program's role in the local
battle against drugs, and
lamented its diminishing dol-


lars.
"These 37 arrests and war-
rants reflect back on Byrne
grant monies, which all agen-
cies receive," he said. "Through
the years, the funding has
decreased in value, yet we
strongly need this grant money,
more funding, to carry on oper-
ations of this magnitude."
Lanier said that the local
effort, in addition to naming 37
suspects, concluded last Wed-
nesday with the seizure of three
guns, $3,754 in suspected drug
money, 17 grams of cocaine, 40
grams of methamphetamine,
1.9 ounces of marijuana and 23
doses of the prescription pain
killer Indocet.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement said that,
statewide, there were 30 search
warrants served, 31 guns taken,
18 endangered children found,
19 vehicles confiscated and
$1.16 million in cash seized.
Statewide narcotics totals


included 156.75 pounds of mar-
ijuana, 856 marijuana plants,
4.71 kilograms of cocaine,
908.5 grams of crack cocaine,
670.69 grams of methampheta-
mine, 143.1 grams of heroin,
19.3 grams of Oxycodone, six
grams of Ecstasy and various
other quantities of assorted pre-
scription drugs.
The nationwide sweep last
Wednesday was a day the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
prepared for with a two-month-
long probe, Lanier said.
"It was an ongoing opera-
tion," he explained. "We ob-
tained warrants in preparation
for this and then conducted a
roundup on March 5.
"We were proud to be a part
of the statewide operation,"
Lanier said.
Concluded FDLE Commis-
sioner Gerald Bailey, "This is a
snapshot of the type and scope
of activity that goes on every
See 37 HERE 2A


Vandolah hired Michael
Remsha for its appraisal.
Crawford hired Robert Pender
to review the Remsha appraisal.
Remsha noted market condi-
tions 'caused the gas turbine
prices to fall in value. Pender
advised Crawford that a down-
ward adjustment of $37.5 mil-
lion could be justified, noted the
judge.
."Inexplicably, he (Pender)
did not advise, much less warn
the property appraiser, that he




County


had personally appraised a tur-
bine in Lake Worth, Florida,
only three months before," for
$11.2 million in July 2005. A
brand new turbine in 2004
could be purchased directly
from GE for $28 million.
Pender said the plant was
worth $217.5 million in 2005
and $205.3 million in 2006.
Remsha said the value was
$92.1 million for 2005 and
$101.4 .million for 2006. The
See TAX VALUE 2A


Nixes


Labor Camp


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A lengthy debate on a farm-
worker proposal came to an
abrupt end when it was disap-
proved.
After nearly four hours of
discussion, the proposed Davis
Enterprises Inc. site plan was
shot down Thursday by the
Hardee County Commission on
a 3-1 vote. Commissioner
Minor Bryant abstained be-
cause his sister owns property
adjacent to the proposed site.
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson was the lone vote in
favor of it.
The discussion on farmlabor
housing continues tomorrow
(Friday) at the monthly com-
mission planning session begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. when land
development regulations and
budget are the agenda items.
Last week's afternoon meet-
ing went from 1 p.m. to 4:45
and, at times, seemed more like
a trial as attorneys for Davis
Enterprises and. the Sweet-
water-Crewsville Homeowners
Association dominated the dis-
cussion. There were also com-
ments from the audience and
other information presented.


Normally a decision solely of
the Planning and Zoning Board,
the farmworker housing site
plan came before the commis-
sion as an appeal of the P&Z
decision. Split 4-4 with one
abstainer, it amounted to a
denial.
SITE PLAN PROPOSAL
After County Planner Nick
Staszko presented the same
staff report heard at the P&Z
meeting, Sebring attorney
Clifford Rhodes and his associ-
ate Michael Kyber repeated
much of the same information.
Rhodes passed out tabbed note-
books to commissioners and
referred to them frequently.
The site, at the sharp corner
of Crewsville Road just after
the Fish Branch Road turnoff, is
a regular 40-acre section. The
proposed seven single-story
farmworker units would each
house 22-24 men brought to
work here under the federal H2-
A program. There would also be
a manager's mobile home resi-
dence. The complex would be
in the middle of the 40 acres,
500 feet from each property
line. The remaining property
See LABOR CAMP 2A


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Joe L. Davis Jr. said that he would document that the
farmworker labor would be used more than 50 percent in
Hardee County.


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Mayor's Prayer

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day in Florida. Our law enforce-
ment agencies are constantly
and tirelessly working to take
down traffickers and keep nar-
cotics out of communities."
Joey Dobson, president of the
Florida Sheriffs Association,
added, "This should also serve
as a wakeup call to our repre-
sentatives in Congress that this
power tool, the Edward Byrne
Justice Assistance Grants, is
needed to keep our communi-
ties safe. We need the active
support of our Congress to take
the funding back to the recom-
mended level."

In Hardee County, the 37
suspects wracked up a total of
84 drug charges.
Those arrested to date
include:
Mark Dean Fuston, 34, 4335
Alderman Road, Bowling
Green.
Robert Bruce Carmichael,
43, 6398 SR 64 E., Zolfo
Springs.
Darius Westley Hudson, 28,
1560 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula.
David Anthony West, 25,
2653 N.E. Brownville St.,
Arcadia.
Robert Trevino, 23, 686
Hyde St., Wauchula.
Amy Denice Altieri, 32, 2902
Oak Hill, Wauchula.
Denna Danette Carlton, 42,
4390 Stevens Carlton PI.,
Wauchula.
Kathy Eileen Hawk, 49, 714
N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula.
Rosa Linda Carmona, 42,
1816 Alamo Ave., Wauchula.
James Riley Driver, 43, 1867
Kazen Road, Wauchula.
Matthew Mark McEntyre,


30, 1830 Doc Lindsey St., Fort
Meade.
Tavaris Deon Wilson, 20, 838
Chamberlain Blvd. Wauchula.
Joe Louis Brown, 70, 627
Hyde St., Wauchula.
Maria Anna Montoya, 28,
1123 Lincoln St., Wauchula.
Christopher Lamar Hodges,
23, 215 Cracker Lane, Wau-
chula.
Wesley Petiphar, 21, 3806
Huntwick Blvd. Davenport.
Kyle Matthew Lumley, 20,
3867 Dixianna Ave., Bowling
Green.
Danny Lee Lumley, 45, 3867
Dixianna Ave., Bowling Green.
Jeff Austin McCall, 32, 567
Callie Lane, Bowling Green.
Rufus Minor Howell, 34, 570
Webb Road, Wauchula.
Michael "Jerome Young-
blood, 30, 3086 Jack Jones
Road, Wauchula.
Gary Dewayne Grills, 43,
614 Saunders St., Wauchula.
Brandon Keith Wisniewski,
23, 1025 Blue Lane, Wauchula.
.Glenn Theadore Curry, 22,
210 Bell St., Wauchula.
Nicole Renee Smith, 26, 101
Dixie Dr., Bowling Green.
Henry Kenneth Daniels, 25,
5021 Snelling Ave., Bowling
Green.
Christian Thomas Evans, 38,
525 N.W. 10th St., High
Springs.
Amanda Marlene Evans, 26,
525 N.W. 10th St., High
Springs.
Tommy Kilpatrick, 36, 1204
David Ct., Wauchula.
Anita Castillo, 33, 4335 Al-'
derman Road, Bowling Green.
Joshua Garrett Brantley, no
age listed, Carlton Street, Wau-
chula. .


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3/14/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:38 am
Sets: 7:36 pm
LoD: 11:58:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:42 pm -
Sets: 2:24 am
Major Times
6:07 am-8:07 am
6:33 pm-8:33 pm
Minor Times
12:24 am-1:24 am
12:50 pm-1:50 pm
Prediction
Average
3/15/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:37 am
Sets: 7:36 pm
LoD: 11:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:47 pm
Sets: 3:24 am
Major Times
7:09 am-9:09 am
7:35 pm-9:35 pm
Minor Times


1:26 am-2:26 am
1:52 pm-2:52 pm
Prediction
Average
3/16/2008
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Sets: 7:37 pm
LoD: 12:02:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:53 pm
Sets: 4:16 am
Major Times
8:08 am-10:08 am
8:34 pm-10:34 pm
Minor Times
2:25 am-3:25 am
2:51 pm-3:51 pm
Prediction
Average
3/17/2008
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Sets: 7:38 pm
LoD: 12:04:00
Moon Data
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Sets: 5:01 am


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Sets: 7:38 pm
LoD: 12:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:58 pm
Sets: 5:40 am
Major Times
9:53 am-ll:53 am
10:19 pm-12:19 am
Minor Times
4:10 am-5:10 am
4:36 pm-5:36 pm
Prediction
Good
3/19/2008
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Rises: 7:32 am
Sets: 7:39 pm


LoD: 12:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:57 pm
Sets: 6:13 am
Major Times
11:04 pm-l:04 am
11:29 am-1:29 pm
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6:11 pm-7:11 pm
Prediction
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3/20/2008
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Sets: 7:39 pm
LoD: 12:08:00
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Sets: 6:44 am
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12:13 pm-2:13 pm
Minor Times
6:30 am-7:30 am
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Better


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
James Barncord, a member of the Planning and Zoning
Board which split 4-4 in its vote, said he did not want to
see another labor camp fiasco here like the heavily tele-
vised one which sent Leo Blue to prison and embar-
rassed the county.


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Michael Schelpsmeier said multi-person housing did not
belong among the quiet, rural lifestyles of the
Sweetwater-Fish Branch-Crewsville community.
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TAX VALUE
SContinued From 1A
historic cost of the plant less the
turbines was $60.8 million.
Crawford also hired James
Pence to review the assess-
ments on Vandolah.
"In calculating replacement
cost new, Mr. Pence totally
ignored the market and made no
effort to determine if the
replacement costs were
changed by market conditions,"
the judge ruled. "The Pender
comments to the Remsha
appraisal indicate that Mr.
Pender was aware that the tur-
bines themselves could be pur-


HERO
Continued From 1A
room. When he reached
Mignini her face was a grayish
white, she was unable to talk,
and her skin was clammy.
Factor thanks God that he
was able to help the family dur-
ing its time of dire need.
Once everyone had settled
down and the family recuperat-
ed from the horrifying scenario,
Factor gave the family his busi-
ness card and expected nothing
in return. But his unselfish act
was appreciated so much by the
family that they wrote Fire
Chief Michael Choate to let him
know about Factor's coura-
geous help.
"I cannot express how grate-
ful I am for Larry's quick action
and determination. It is impor-
tant to my family and to me that
Larry's superiors be aware of
this good and unselfish act,"
wrote Kathy Mignini.
Choate takes great pride in
knowing that one of Hardee
County's very own was capable
and prepared to offer the ser-
vices he does on a day-to-day
basis to help save someone's
life while he himself was vaca-
tioning.
"This is not the first time that'
Larry has helped someone off
Sduty. Larry is a public servant
first, and is always eager to help
everyone. Anytime we receive
word of our employees working
off duty on behalf of Hardee
County, it makes us extremely
proud," says Choate.
Whether Factor is running
into burning buildings or saving
a life, Hardee County can take
pride in knowing that Factor, as
well as the entire Hardee
County Fire-Rescue Depart-
ment, is dedicated to being
everyday heroes.


chased in late 2004 for less than
30 percent of the price paid in
2001."
The judge noted, "The fail-
ures of these two appraisals to
consider the market misled the
property appraiser. Conse-
quently, the property appraiser
did not look to the market as
required."
The turbines were purchased
for $37.9 million each and new
prices had sunk to $28 million
several years later.
"The total failure to consider
the market resulted in an
improper and unsustainable
market value. The court finds
that there was not proper con-
sideration of replacement val-
ues as required," said the judge.
The plant has had excellent
maintenance, experts agreed.
Vandolah is a peaking plant that
operates occasionally.
"GE still makes the same tur-
bines. There is no reduction in
plant value for "functional
obsolescence," the judge noted.
"Much of the value of a peak-
ing plant is its standby capacity.
The Florida Public Service
Commission requires a public
utility to have reserve capacity
of 20 percent of the fbrecasted
customer peak demand. The
bulk of Vandolah's income con-
sists of capacity payments from
Reliant."
The judge added, "Vandolah
is merely a power generator. It
may not market electric power
to retail customers. It can only
sell to a power merchant or a
public utility. In Florida, only a
public utility may sell electric
power to retail customers.
Vandolah can only input power
into a power transmission sys-
tem, also described as a power
grid or simply grid."
Vandolah can cure its trans-
mission constraints in January
2011 for an estimated cost of
$11 million.
Vandolah's tax bill from
Hardee County was $3.35 mil-
lion in 2005 and $3.09 million
in 2006. Vandolah Power paid
what it considered to be fair
taxes of $2.2 million in 2005
and $2.2 million in 2006.
Vandolah is Hardee's largest
taxpayer and can produce 680
megawatts of electricity.
The judge's ruling will
reduce Vandolah's assessed
value by $47.6 million for 2005
and $47.8 million for 2006. The
ruling is fairly close to a mid-
way point between the two
sides, leaning slightly toward
the county's position.


Will Waters said there were three trailer parks which
could be renovated for farmworker housing and be clos-
er to emergency and necessary services.


LABOR CAMP
Continued From 1A


would be orange grove.
Rhodes noted several ele-
ments of the county's Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan, particu-
larly the ones encouraging agri-
culture, cluster housing and
permitted uses in A-I zoning.
Owner Joe L. Davis Jr. said
he had not yet completed the
rigorous application with the
Department of Justice for eligi-
bility for the H2-A labor pro-
gram, waiting to find out if the
site would be approved before
he proceeded. He also said he
would document that the labor
would be substantially, "more
than 50 percent" used in Hardee
County.

OPPOSITION
All speakers said they were
not against the H2-A program
or discriminatory about Mexi-
can labor. They said it was more
an issue of density, compatibili-
ty and suitability.
Michael Scheipsmeier of
Save Our Neighborhood spoke
about maintaining a rural life-
style with no multi-family
housing. Six families are "on
hold" awaiting a decision be-
fore building homes within a
half mile of the proposed farm-
worker site. The definition of
agricultural use is cultivation of
crops and similar agricultural
management activities. That did
not include a commercial, for-
profit enterprise, he said.
Will Waters represented the
Homeowners Association op-
posed to "stadium" lighting,
and other aspects which would
"trample the tranquility" of a
rural lifestyle. The H2-A pro-
gram says the owner should
supply housing, not build it, he
said. He also noted that 62 per-
cent of Davis citrus acreage is
in Highlands, DeSoto and Polk
counties. Some friends, groves
he harvests are also in Hills-
borough County. Waters ques-
tioned whether it could be
proved workers would be "sub-
stantially" used in Hardee
County, and if they would be
used in a commercial enterprise
(harvesting for others), which is


PIONEER PARK ART
The little girl depicted on
the cover of the Pioneer
Park Days special section
published on Feb. 27 is 6-
year-old Alana Bond. She
is the daughter of Robbie
Bond of Wauchula, and
Marilyn and Trever Thomp-
son of Wauchula. A story
inside the cover of that edi-
tion was unclear, and The
Herald-Advocate apolo-
gizes for any confusion it
may have caused.

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


illegal in A-1 zoning.
Lakeland land use attorney A.
Brent Geohagan then spoke on
the Comp Plan and Land Use
issues, saying all aspects of
them must be satisfied or the.
site plan should be denied. He:
said it did not meet them or-
state law and proceeded to a
discussion of the "clear and;
unambiguous language," which
when taken together would noti
approve multi-residential hous-
ing. Clustering is for living
accommodations for workers
and their families on one plot or
parcel and low density use is,
designed to minimize lighting,
noise and freedom of area resi-
dents.
He said it must be ensured
that land use is compatible with
surrounding properties and
designed "to safeguard the
health, safety and welfare." It
was not compatible if it, was.
growth that would damage their;
investments and drain the com-
munity.
He quoted from FS 163.3215,
the3 state .growth management-
laws about aggrieved or:
adversely affected parties, "any
person that would suffer
adverse effect should have their
interest protected or furthered
by the local government Comp
Plan, included interests related
to health and safety, densities or
intensities of development."
Goehagan concluded that
there was not a "right" to put
farmworker housing in A-1
zoning. "The only thing that
allows wrong to happen is for a
good man to do nothing," he
quoted. "I ask that you follow
your own laws and deny this
application."

FINAL RESULT
In his rebuttal, Rhodes intro-
duced letters from three citrus-
related groups on the need for
farmlabor, a letter from the
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
on the low criminality in rela-
tion to the labor camp there, and
a 2007 report on the "myth of
immigrant criminality."
Geohagan reiterated his legal
definitions and objections and
that commissioners not "grasp
to approve but use the clear lan-
guage available. You don't have
a choice but to deny it."
Several other audience mem-
bers offered their comments in
reference to the moral obliga-
tion and reasons why the appli-
cation was unsuitable. Com-
missioners asked questions, and
came to a roll call vote.
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man said he had a problem with
the interpretation of codes on
single-family detached housing
and how group housing could
fit in.
Commissioner Bobby Ray
Smith questioned density and
population and Commissioner
Gordon Norris questioned how
the Department of Labor deter-
mined there was a labor short-
age in Hardee County.
Norris made the motion to
disapprove the application,
Timmerman seconded it and
Smith joined them in voting
against it. Johnson was the lone
vote to approve it.






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March 13, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Learn About
Alzheimer's
A four-part training series
for family caregivers of Alz-
heimer's patients is begin-
ning shortly. Seating is limit-
ed for the cost-free series at
the Senior, Center, 310 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula. To
register, call program spe-
cialist Lisa Rodriguez at 385-
3444 by March 18.
Sessions are: March 19,'
what is dementia and what
services do you need; March
26, caregiver stress and
sharing the load; April 2,
challenging behaviors; and
April 8, wandering, medic
alert and safety issues.

Help BGES With
Its Yard Sale
Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School is planning a
Relay For Life yard sale on
Saturday from 8 to 11:30
a.m. at the school at 4530 S.
Church Avenue
Already there are clothes,
a couch and miscellaneous.
If you can help, call Melissa
Massey at the school, 375-
2288 or bring items to the
sale location.

Sign Up For
Diabetes Class
Two-day sessions for resi-
dents who are diabetic or
pre-diabetic are offered at
the Hardee County Health
Department, 115 K.D. Revell
Road (off U.S. 17 North),
Wauchula. Classes are in
both English and Spanish.
The classes are Tuesday
and Wednesday, March 18-
19 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will
also be a diabetes support
group meeting on March 27
at 1 p.m. To enroll or get
more information, call 773-
4161, Ext. 217 or 157.

Utility Funds
Available
Hardee County has re-
ceived federal emergency
funds to help. pay utilities.
They will be available
throughout April.
The emergency monies
are available. through-. St.
Michael Catholic Church,
408 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula.

Grandparents
Group Meets
The Hardee County sup-
port group for grandparents,
or other relatives, who are
raising children will meet
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Come to the First United
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall, 207 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula. For more infor-
mation, call Judy Cox morn-
ings at 773-4267.


The Lionettes at Hardee
Senior High School are current-
ly conducting their third annual
"Dress Boutique" and you can
help!
This project has been very
successful in the past because
of the donations from the com-
munity. Once again, this is
your chance to clean out your
closet and help young ladies'
dreams come true to be the
"belle" of their prom or their
eighth-grade banquet.
The Lionettes are collecting
formal and dinner dresses,


along with accessories, to pro-
vide to girls at Hardee Senior
High and Hardee Junior High
who are in need of prom or
eighth-grade banquet attire.
The Lionette Boutique Pro-
ject is seeking "nearly new" and
used formal or dinner gowns
and accessories. Items must be
in excellent condition and
appropriate for young girls to
wear. Some of the accessories
needed include shoes, purses,
jewelry, shawls and wraps.
Contact Martha Shiver at the
high school, 773-3181 exten-


sion 256, or drop off your dona-
tions at Cat's On Main no later
than Friday, April 11.
The Dress Boutique will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cat's
On Main, at U.S. 17 in Wau-
chula, on the evening of Thurs-
day, April 17, or girls may con-
tact Shiver or Leighann Nichol-
son to pick up dresses at Hardee.
Senior High School anytime.
Your donated apparel can
help make a dream come true
for a young woman during this
special time in her school
career.


COURTESY PHOTO
Your barely used evening gown or those golden heels you only wore once could be the
things that dreams are made of for a girl hoping to attend her end-of-year school event.
Lionettes are collecting such donations for the upcoming prom and eighth-grade ban-
quet, as shown here with (from left) Jamilynn Hand, Chelsea Harris, Shelby Durrance,
Ballee Williams and Kirsti Roehm.


Easter Egg
Hunt Saturday
Main Street Wauchula is
sponsoring an Easter egg
hunt for children age 2
through second grade on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to
noon.
The Easter bunny will be
on hand for photos with chil-
dren from 10 to 11 a.m. The
egg hunt and activities are at
Heritage Park at the corner
of West Main Street and
South Seventh Avenue in
Wauchula.


Man's best support is a very
dear friend.
-Cicero
I know what things are good:
friendship and work and con-
versation.
-Rupert Brooke


Mayor's Prayer

Breakfast Wednesday


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
You've bought the baskets,
dyed the eggs and purchased
mounds of chocolate and candy
for the kids. But one thing is
still missing from providing
your family with the best holi-
day possible: celebrating the
true meaning of Easter.
David Royal, the mayor of
Wauchula, is hosting the first
annual Mayor's Prayer Break-
fast next week. This new event
is -the perfect opportunity to
bring your family and friends to
reflect on and honor Jesus
Christ. Volunteers for the break-
fast strive to offer a time where
residents of Hardee County can
gather together and pray for the
community.
Special guest Nathan Whit-
aker, co-author with Tony
Dungy on his bestselling book


"Quiet Strength," will be the
guest speaker at this time of fel-
lowship and prayer.
A breakfast will also be
served to those who attend.
Reservations need to be made
by all churches wishing to
attend by 4 p.m. this Monday so
that an adequate breakfast can
be prepared for all guests. You
can make reservations by call-
ing First Baptist Church of
Wauchula at 773-4182.
The event will take place next
Wednesday beginning at 7 a.m.
at the Agri-Civic Center at
Altman and Stenstrom roads in
Wauchula.
Mayor Royal encourages
folks to come and join with
churches and other believers
throughout the community for
this special time of fellowship
and reflection on Jesus Christ
this Easter holiday.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended March 6, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,399 com-
Spared to 6,629 last week and 6,876 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower,
feeder steers and heifers steady to 1.00 higher.
Feeder Steers: Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 124.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 119.00-152.50; and
400-500 lbs., 108.00-135.00.


Guinevere Johnson


COUNTRY COOKIN' Ever miss those good home-cooked
meals your mama used to fix? Tired of greasy fast food and
microwaveable dinners?
The'restaurant Rooster's, now owned by Amye Gause, has
reopened and redecorated, and is prepared to satisfy the hunger of
Hardee Countians.


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
Owners (from left) Skipper, Patty and Amye Gause along
with Tim Mitchell have just opened up the new restaurant
Rooster's, which proudly calls itself the "Home of
Country Cooking."
Rooster's offers many delicious entrees such as gator tail,
country-fried steak, chicken gizzards and a house special of
"Cracker Style Chicken Breast," which is smothered with grilled
onions, bell peppers, bacon, cheddar cheese and the restaurant's
own yummy secret sauce.
The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through
Wednesday from 5:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
from 5:30 a.m. until 9.p.m., and is open on Sundays from 6:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
From Thursday through Saturday, folks can treat themselves to
the variety of specialty country meals served at Rooster's.
Thursday night is steak night and on Friday night catfish, mullet,
frog legs and shrimp are available. Saturday night is the time for
smoky and tender barbecue ribs and chicken.
Mashed potatoes are "real" homemade, swamp cabbage is a
traditional treat and fresh vegetables are always on the stove.
So, grab the family and head on down to Rooster's restaurant
on SR 66 at Schoolhouse Road in Zolfo Springs and enjoy the fin-
ger lickin' good home-cooked meals.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.


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SMILEY ACCOM "S.A."
BROWNING
Smiley Accom "S.A."
Browning, 83, died Thursday,
March 6, 2008, in Lake Placid.
Born in Arcadia, on Sept. 24,
1924, he graduated from
DeSoto High School, .served
with the U.S. Army during
WWII and-had a 37-year .career
with the Seaboard Atlantic
Railroad. He was a member of
VFW Post #10285, the Ameri-
can Legion in Arcadia and
Wauchula, and the Maintenance
of Railway Union. He was a
member of the Ona Baptist
Church.
Survivors include two
daughters, Mary Ellen Vinson
of Atlanta, Ga. and Ida Estelle
Douglas of Zolfo Springs; three
grandchildren, Michael Todd
Walker and wife Debbie of
Lake Placid, Shane Allen
Thompson and wife Jayne of
Mariertta, Ga. and Mark Walker
and wife Karen of Zolfo
Springs; and nine great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Sunday from
4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were 10 a.m. Monday
at the funeral home, with inter-
ment in Joshua Creek
Cemetery.
Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home
Arcadia

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GEORGE HAROLD
McNARY
George Harold McNary,
76, of Wauchula, Fla. and
Clyde, N.C., went home to be
with his Lord on Tuesday,
March 4, 2008.
He was born Feb. 12, 1932
in Lawrenceville, Ill., to
George W. and Carrie
McNary. George was in the
U.S. Army, stationed in
Granite City, Ill at the Army
Engineering Depot.
He began his career as a
contractor in home construc-
tion in 1959 in Zion, Ill. In
1972, George and his wife
Norma moved to Wauchula,
where they constructed and
still own the Colodial Arms
Motel complex. George held
licenses in the state of Florida
as a general contractor,
plumbing contractor and
electrical contractor. He also
owned a plant nursery in
Wauchula for many years.
In 1986 they began con-
struction on the 265-site
Wagon Wheel RV Park.
George also began develop-
ment of a 92-acre sub-divi-
sion in Clyde, N.C. known as
Wesley Creek Estates where
he and his wife vacationed in
the summers.
George loved and served
the Lord. He attended Charlie
Creek Faith Baptist Church
in Hardee County and Fines
Creek Memorial Baptist
Church in Clyde, N.C. He
was a ..former -director..and.
diligent worker of the Hardee
County. Chamber of Com-
merce.
George was preceded in
death by his father, George
W, mother, Carrie, and broth-
er, Merle Dee McNary.
He is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Norma; two sis-
ters, Carol Jane (John)
Hamilton and June (Pete)
Waggoner of Lawrenceville,
11l; and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was held Thurs-
day, March 6 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel from
5:30 7 p.m., followed by the
service at 7 p.m. Additional
services and interment will
be held in Clyde, N.C.
Memorials may be sent to
St. Jude Children's Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
TN 38105-9959.



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JAMES W. "BUBBA" HART
James W. "Bubba" Hart, 48,
of Zolfo Springs, died, Friday,
March 7, 2008, at his home.
Born in Fort Lavaca, Texas,
on Dec. 12, 1959, he was a life-
time resident of Hardee County.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his mother,
Loice Hart of Zolfo Springs;
two brothers, James R. Hart and
Wife Allie of Zolfo Springs, and
Michael D. Hart and wife Indri
'of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Tina
McFarland and husband Larry
of Zolfo Springs; and several
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
Friendship Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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GERTRUDE "TULA"
RODRIGUEZ
Gertrude "Tula" Rodri-
guez, 87, of Zolfo Springs,
died Wednesday, March 5,
2008 in Wauchula.
Born in Mission, Texas, on
July 4, 1920, she came to
Hardee County in 1960. She
was a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church.
Survivors are three sons,
Tony Rodriguez of Wau-
chula, Eddie Rodriguez of
Plant City and Orlando Rod-
riguez of Avon Park; two
daughters, Lupe Salinas of
Zolfo Springs, and April
Marles of Wauchula; 14
grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church with the
Rev. Teodoro Mata officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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JAMES W. "BUBBA"
HART
James W. "Bubba" Hart,
48, of Zolfo Springs, died,
Friday, March 7, 2008, at his
home.
Born in Fort Lavaca,
Texas, on Dec. 12, 1959, he
was a lifetime resident of
Hardee County. He was of
the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his
mother, Loice Hart of Zolfo
Springs; two brothers, James
R. Hart and wife Allie of
Zolfo Springs, and Michael
D. Hart and wife Indri of
Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Tina
McFarland and husband
Larry of Zolfo Springs; five
nieces, Stephanie May and
Crissy Abbott, both of Wau-
chula, Jeannie Free of Sny-
der, Texas, Michelle Ownby
of Starke, and Michelle Reu-
beck of Arcadia; three ne-
phews, Shawn Hart of Ger-
many, Timothy Hart of Zolfo
Springs and James Hart of
Snyder, Texas; four great-
nieces; and six great-
nephews.
Graveside services were
held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
Friendship Cemetery.


- Obituaries


SUSAN ANNE HAIGHT
Susan Anne Haight, 36, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Satur-
day, March 8, 2008, in Wau-
chula.
Born in Albany, Ga., on
March 6, 1972, she came to
Hardee County from Cape
Coral five years ago. She was a
housewife and employed as a
graphic artist in clothing
design. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church
in Zolfo Springs.
She was preceded in death by
her mother Karen Archibald.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Philip Haight of Zolfo
Springs; three children, Gibson,
Philip Jr. and Zoe Haight, all of
Zolfo Springs; father Vernon
Archibald of Cape Coral;
grandparents Lyle and Frank
Friddle of Punta Gorda; and a
sister, Edie Archibald of
Tennessee.
Memorial services were held
on Monday at 4 p.m. at the
funeral chapel with the Rev.
George Neal officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


COLE R. REED
Cole R. Reed, 78, of Fort
Meade, died Saturday, March 8,
2008, at Bartow Center, Bar-
tow.
Born in Swifton, Ark., on
July 18, 1929, he came to Fort
Meade from Alturas in 1998, he
was a self-employed laborer
and fruit purchaser. He was
Protestant.
Survivors are his wife,
Theola P. Reed of Fort Meade;
seven sons, James Reed and
Michael Reed, both of
Fitzgerald, Ga., David Reed of
Leesville, La., Bobby Reed of
Frostproof, and Randy Reed,
Ronnie Reed and Keith Reed,
all of Fort Meade; three daugh-
ters, Judy O'Dell of Ruskin,
Joyce Reatch of Shelby, Mich.,
and Donna Reed of Fort Meade;
a brother, Mooney Reed of
Swifton, Ark.; 18 grandchil-
dren; and several great-grand-
children.
Visitation was at the funeral
home on Monday from 2 to 3
p.m., followed by graveside
services at 3 p.m. at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
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SUSAN ANNE
HEIGHT
Susan Anne Haight, 36, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Satur-
day, March 8, 2008, in Wau-
chula.
Born in Albany, Ga., on
March 6, 1972, she came to
Hardee County frdm Cape
Coral five years ago. She was
a housewife and employed as
a graphic artist in clothing
design. She was a member of
First United Methodist
Church in Zolfo Springs.
She was preceded in death
by her mother Karen
Archibald.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Philip Haight of Zolfo
Springs; three children,
Gibson, Philip Jr. and Zoe
Haight, all of Zolfo Springs;
father Vernon Archibald of
Cape Coral; grandparents
Lyle and Frank Friddle of
Punta Gorda; and a sister,


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Sausage on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuits, Juice, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Chocolate
Chip Cookie, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog (Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese




GERTRUDE "TULA"
RODRIGUEZ
Gertrude "Tula" Rodriguez,
87, of Zolfo Springs, died
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in
Wauchula.
Born in Mission, Texas, on
July 4, 1920, she came to
Hardee County in 1960. She
was a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church.
Survivors are three sons,
Tony Rodriguez of Wauchula,
Eddie Rodriguez of Plant City
and Orlando Rodriguez of Avon
Park; two daughters, Lupe
Salinas of Zolfo Springs, and
April Marles of Wauchula; 14
grandchildren; 10 great-grand-
children; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with the Rev. Teodoro
Mata officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


EPSY"D. TURNER
Epsy D. Turner, 91, of Fort
Meade, died on Thursday,
March 6, 2008, at her home.
Born Aug. 19, 1916, in
Andalusia, Ala., she was a
homemaker and Jehovah's
Witness.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Elizabeth Ammons of Fort
Meade; a son, Lou Turner of
Fort Meade; three sisters, Ida B.
Petterson and Jean Tindle, both
of Andalusia, Ala., and Tina
Boyter of Shreveport, La.; a
granddaughter, Gloria Rake of
Lakeland; five grandsons,
Mickey Turner, Don Turner and
Jim Turner, all of Fort Meade,
and Robert Turner and Dale
Ammons, both of Bartow; 11
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was from 1 to 2
p.m. on Monday at the funeral
home, with services at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. Dennis Love offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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As a courtesy to our friends and neighbors, obituar
are now listed dally at www.hardeeobits.com


Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans, Juice,
Jell-O) and Milk

i JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt,
Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sau-
sage on a Bun or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Corn, Juice,
Applesauce, Biscuit) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Beanie Weenies or Cheese-
burger on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Potato Rounds, Juice,
Chocolate Chip Cookies) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Biscuit, Cinna-
mon Toast, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Cheese Pizza or Corndog
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Pears,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,


Letter To The Editor

Grandmother Has High Praise

For U.S. Postal Service


Dear Editor:
Kudos to the U.S. Postal
Service.
I sent $250 in gift cards to
my grandson from Wauchula to
Georgia after Jan. 9, 2008. By
Jan. 25 I had given up on recov-
'ery of the gift cards, but on Jan.
26, 2008, they were returned to
me in a plastic envelope with an
apology for the damage to the


paper envelope.
It was my fault for the delay
because I put the wrong address
on the envelope.
Thank you, Post Office
workers. I am sure my grandson
appreciates you also.

Marie Counts
Wauchula and
Cedar Bluff, Va.


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
-Philo


"They were


wonderful".

We hear kind words


consistently. We're proud
that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very
best in comfort, compassion
and service.





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Edie Archibald of Tennessee.
Memorial services were
held on Monday at 4 p.m. at
the funeral chapel with the
Rev. George Neal officiating.



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Wauchula



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Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Apple Crisp, Juice, Roll,
Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
alple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Jell-O, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Toss-
ed Salad, Potato Rounds, Bak-
ed Beans, Roll, Rosy Pear Des-
sert, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: BBQ Hamburger on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Baked
Beans, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Juice, Fruit
Snack, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed
Salad, Veggie Cup, Green
Beans, Waldorf Salad, Pears,
Roll, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scram-
bled Eggs, Buttered Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Carrots, Corn, Refried
Beans w/Cheese, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk


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To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
Don't eat after 8 p.m. Avoid carbohydrates. A piece of cake at
a birthday party will ruin your diet. Right?
Not exactly. According to the American Dietetic Association,
there are no bad foods, no good or bad times to eat and no magic
bullets for maintaining a healthy weight.
With March being National Nutrition Month, it is a great time
to take a fresh look at the big picture. No single food will make or
break a healthy diet. Your overall pattern of eating is the most
important focus. A variety of foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle if
consumed in moderation, in appropriate portion sizes and com-
bined with regular, adequate physical activity.
This year's theme is "Nutrition: It's a Matter of Fact" and the
American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond
the myths of nutrition and focus on the facts. The experts there
have identified the following facts to help you:
1.) Eating right doesn't have to be hard! Use
Mypyramid.gov to develop a personalized plan for life-
long health.
2.) The best nutrition advice is based on science.
Before adopting any changes to your diet, be sure the
information is based in scientific fact.
3.) Get your food and nutrition facts from a regis-
tered dietitian.
4.) Balancing physical activity and a healthy diet is
your best recipe for managing weight and promoting
overall health and fitness.
5.) Think nutrient-rich instead of "good" or "bad"
foods. The majority of food choices should be packed
with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients while
staying lower in calories.
6.) Look at the big picture. No single food or meal
makes or breaks a healthy lifestyle. Your total diet is the
most important focus for healthy eating.
7,) Prepare, handle and store food properly to keep
you and your family safe from food-borne illnesses.
8.) Don't fall prey to food myths and misinforma-
tion that may harm rather than benefit you.
9.) Read food labels to get nutrition facts that help
you make smart food choices quickly and easily.
10.) Find healthy fats when making food choices.
By choosing polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats,
you can keep your saturated fats, trans fats and choles-
terol low.
In the big picture, it doesn't matter if you ate dinner after 8.
The more important issue is how many calories you ate during the
entire day. And the occasional treat of cake and ice cream while
celebrating with family and friends isn't going to ruin a healthy
lifestyle.
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and infor-
mation campaign created by the American Dietetic Association.
The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of
making informed food choices and developing sound eating and
physical activity habits.
For more information about National Nutrition Month and/or
to locate a registered dietitian in your area, visit the American
Dietetic Association's Web site at www.eatright.org.
look forward to being older, when what you look like
becomes less and less an issue and what you are Is the
point.


Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Batemr, r
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition

LEARNING LIFE LESSONS
Parents are one of the most important tools in the effort to pre-
vent young people from getting involved with risky behaviors that
can change their lives forever..
Most parents tend to think they have to set aside time to "teach
their children," and then they wonder when they will have that
time. Parenting happens in everything you do.
I realized one Sunday afternoon while watching a football
game with my husband that there are even life lessons that can be
learned from watching professional football on television.
My husband has always been very patient when explaining the
intricacies of the game. Due to that, I have become a fan of foot-
ball. I first started really learning about the game when my son
started playing as a fifth grader.in a community league.
As a result of my experience in watching many football games,
I came to realize the life lessons that could be taught in, actually,
any professional sport. As I began to learn about the players, coach-
es and teams, I noticed that the people who are most admired had
these values or guidelines that they followed:
1.) Surround yourself with supportive people -
Successful teams work together. It is not the work of the
coach, quarterback or any other single individual that makes a win-
ning team. It is often when a team puts all its faith in one or two
players that team fails to have a successful season.
2.) Have goals, long and short term, and make plans to reach
those goals -
Teams all start the season with the goal to work toward and
win the Super Bowl. That is a big order because there can only be
one winner every season. On the road to that goal there are many
smaller goals, win each game you play, also a tall order. What does
this mean for the individual player? Personally work out and stay
in shape, stay healthy so you can do your part to win each play,
learn the plays, study hard, practice hard, be prepared. Be positive
toward yourself and your teammates.
3.) Have more than one plan -
Watching football games, you see a variety of plays using a
variety of players. Sometimes you will see a team that is losing
come back after halftime with a new plan which turns things
around and wins the game for them.
4.) Enjoy the game -
Enjoy the process of every day, whether it is game day or prac-
tice. Celebrate when things go well. I love to see grown men skip-
ping on the field or doing a little dance when things go well. It is
also interesting to watch different players when they make a mis-
take. Some become very upset with themselves and show it by
hanging their head, clenching of teeth and sometimes throwing a
little tantrum. Interestingly enough is that it does not last in many
cases. They return to the tasks at hand, which enables them to
redeem themselves with a positive action.
5.) Realize you won't win every game -
Learn to deal with setbacks. They are part of life, and learning
to deal with these things and take them in stride leads to success.
Sometimes inexperience leads to.mistakes and sometimes a poor
decision is the cause. The athletes who pick themselves up and
'keep working end up being successful. Don't quit and don't
become negative.
6.) Respect authority -
You may not like the decision of the officials, but they are in
charge and have the authority which must be respected. As I have


March 13, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A
watched the teams, players and coaches, I have the most respect for
those who accept a ruling without going into a meltdown. When
you have an objection to a ruling, follow the rules when you chal-
lenge and, regardless of the final decision, accept it and move on.
7.) Work hard and believe in yourself, get out of your comfort
zone -
Hard work happens behind the scenes. As sports fans we do
not see the discipline and hard work that is part and parcel of the
lives of these athletes. Listening to pre-game shows I have learned
about the personal lives of some of the players. It is amazing the
tremendous hurdles some of them have overcome to reach their
goals.
8.) Be prepared, do your homework or research -
Invest yourself in your goals. Listen to announcers talk about
the work and study that players and coaches do to prepare for a
game. They look at how the opponent plays the game to learn all
they can about the challenge ahead of them. The team members
also look at the way they themselves played (introspection) to learn
what they did well and what needs to be changed.
9.) Keep a positive attitude -
Positive attitudes attract positive people.
10.) Learn if control and use it -
Players who throw tantrums that look like a 2-year-old in a
grownup body are hot something that is entertaining. Football,
after all is said and done, is a game and a form of entertainment.
Good sportsmanship is essential. Celebrate your successes, but
gloating is unacceptable. Remember always that you will have
your turn at having a bad day.
11.) Realize there are some people in the world who are self
centered -
Don't stoop to their level.
12.) Learn patience -
Oftentimes, when we are working toward a goal we become
impatient and want to make things happen faster. The plan is aban-
doned and decisions are made without proper research. Generally
speaking, this does not result in a positive outcome.
Adults, always remember this: "Don't worry that children
never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you" -
Robert Fulghum.


Energy Assistance Available
HOPE of Hardee County is now accepting applica-
tions, by appointment only, for eligible households in
meeting the cost of home energy through the
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the. Elderly
Program (EHEAEP). This program will provide assis-
tance to low-income elderly (60 and older) with their
electric bill during this heating season. Funding is
extremely limited and will be provided on a one time
basis, to an eligible household.
Documents needed:
Picture ID (person signing application)
Proof of all household income (check stubs,
Social Security, SSI, Child Support, Wage
Statement)
Social Security cards for everyone in the
household
Proof of energy obligation (electric bill)
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Help Center/City Work Together


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We value what you do for
the community. We want to be
your partner. We want to work
with you."
Commissioner Ken Larrbert
summed up the feeling of the
Wauchula City Commission at

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CIVIL ACTION
Case No.: 25-2007-CA-000424
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R6
UNDER THE POdLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF JULY 1, 2005, WITHOUT
RECOURSE
Plaintiff
VS.
VIRGINIA GUAJARDO, at al.
Defendants) /

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Amended Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated. March 7, 2008, entered in
Civil Case Number 25-2007-CA-
000424, in the Circuit Court for
HARDEE, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R6
UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF JULY 1, 2005, WITHOUT
RECOURSE Is the Plaintiff, and
VIRGINIA GUAJARDO, et. al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in HARDEE, Florida,
described as:
Begin at the SW corner of
SE 1/4 of Section 10,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, run thence North
1774.35 FT; thence East
420.00 FT to Point of
Beginning, thence contin-
ue East 210.00 FT;
thenceSouth 145 FT, more
or less, to Southerly Bank
of Small Branch; thence
Westerly along Southerly
Bank of above said Branch
215 FT, more or less, to a
point 157 FT, more or less,
South of Point of
Beginning; thence North
157 FT, more or les.s to
Point of Beginning, all
lying and being In the SE
1/4 of Section 10,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida, less road Right-of-
Way on North side thereof
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL, at
11:00 a.m. on the.26th day of
March, 2008. Any person claiming
an Interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the-lie
pendens must file a clalm within
60 days after the sale.
Dated 3-7-08
B. Hugh Bradley
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
"In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons in need of a special
accommodation to participate:In
this proceeding shall, within seven
(7) days prior to any proceeding,
contact the Administrative Office
of the Court, Hardee County
Courthouse, POD 1749 417 West
Main Street, 8514-140, telephone
8514-140, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service".
apre ako kl fet avak Americans
With Disabilities Act, tout .moui
kin ginyin yun b6zwen spesiyai
pou akomodaslyon pou yo:
patisip6 nan pwogram.sa-a dw6,
nan yun tan r6zonab an ninpot
aranjman kapab fet, yo dw6 kon-
takt6 Aministrative Office Of The
Court I nan nim6ro Hardee County
Courthouse, POD 1749- 417 West
Main Street, 8514-140 t6lfon nam
se 8514-140 oubyen TDD 1-800-
955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-8770 :i
paean pa Florida Relay Service.
En accordance avec Ia Loi des
"American With Disabilities". Lee
personnel en besoin d'une acoo-
modation special pour partielper
a ces procedures dolvent, dans:
un temps reasonable, avante d'en-
treprendre aucune autre
d6marche, contacer 'office
administrative de la Courth situ6
au Hardee County Courthouse,
POD 1749 417 West Main Street,
8514-140 le telephone 8514-140
TDD 1-800-955-8770 ou 1-800-


955-8770 Via Florida Relay
Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto 61
Decreto de los Americanos con
Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, per-
sonas en necesidad del serviclo
especial para participar en ests
procedimiento aebran, dentro de
un tiempo razonable, antes de
cualiquier procedimlento, pon-.
erse en contact con ia oflclna
Administrative de la Corte Hardee
County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
417 West Main Street, 8514-140,
Tel6fono 8514-140, TDD 1-800-
955-8770 6 1-800-955-8771 Via
Florida Relay Service".
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its Monday night meeting at
which about 90 minutes was
spent in dialogue.
Judith George, executive dir-
ector of the Hardee Help Center
and Thrift Store, opened with a
brief outline of what the center
does, its appreciation of th-
building and utilities the city
has provided for it, and plans
for the Help Center's move.
With her were members of
the Hardee County Ministerial
Association which oversees the
various ministries of the Help
Center and Thrift Store.
Before the evening was over,
there was,a renewed spirit of
cooperation. The commission
chose its chairman/Mayor
Dayid Royal to be liaison with
the Ministerial Association on
its plans.
City Manager Rick Giroux
gave an description of the city
dilemma caused by the 2004
hurricane destruction of the
Garden Club building. Then
there were three players and
two chairs. The Garden Club,
American Cancer Society and
Help Center were the three
players but there were only two
chairs left. The Cancer Society
wanted to stay in its location at
the. former police station at
Eighth.Avenue and Main Street.
That left two groups to be in
the former. Alusley Library at
Ninth and Palmetto which had
been donated to the city with a
stipulation that it be used for a
civic purpose. It made more
sense .for the Garden Club to
remain near its park. So, the
city planned to use its hurricane
insurance monies to construct a
1,400-square-foot pre-fab
building at Green Street and
Griffin Road to be used by the
Help Center and city storage. If


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Cas No.: 25-2008-CA-000037
S DMISION:
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
VS.
CLAIRE PEREZ, et al,

E OF dant)CT /
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: SHIRLEY A. LOVETT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1520 E. COUNTY LINE RD.
BOWUNG GREEN, FL 33834-2842
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in HARDEE
County, Florida:
LOT 7 OF LAKE DALE
ACRES, A SUBDIVISION IN
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 41
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, If
any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address Is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
or petition.
SThis notice shall be published
once each week for two consecu-
tive weeks in the Herald Advocate.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 6 day of March,
2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
AS Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should .contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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the Help Center did not need it,
it would make a difference ir,
how the building interior was
completed, said Giroux.
Recently the Ministerial
Association received an offer to
use some of the 3,200-square-
foot church building of the
Wauchula First Baptist Church
Mission off Bay Street. George
and the Ministerial Association
were still researching how
much of it could be used and for
which ministries, so had not yet
come to the city with its plans.
Several members of the
Ministerial Association, Rev.
Jimmy Morse, Rev. Jim Will-
iams, Rev. Jim Davis, Pastor
Wendell Smith and lay directors
.Mike Manley and David
Singletary were on hand.
Williams gave a bit of back-
ground, likening the Associa-
tion to a parent. When area min-
isters wanted to better coordi-
nate services for the needy of
the community, they birthed the
Help Center. Now there is a
grandchild, the Thrift Store,
which sells reduced cost cloth-
ing and goods. With a lot of vol-
unteers, it is now self-support-
ing and provides income for the
Help Center.
About a dozen or more
churches also regularly con-
tribute to the center. Many gifts
are received and there are
grants from United Way, Salva-
tion Army and the state De-
partment of Children and
Families which pay some of the
expenses and needs the center
faces.
Over the years, the
Ministerial Association has pur-
chased air conditioning and
other supplies for the center, not
wanting to ask the city for any
more than it already con-
tributed, Williams said.
"We'd like to meet with you,
let you see who we are. We are
blessed by the ways you've
helped. We want to work with
you," said Williams.
With everyone on the same
page, the groups pledged to


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
Case No: 06-CA-16
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ADELINE HUDSON, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ADELINE HUDSON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADELINE
HUDSON, IF ANY; HARDEE
COUNTY, FL; CARL KILPATRICK;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION

Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
2/27/2008 entered in Civil Case
No. 06-CA-16 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for HARDEE County, Wauchula,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
North Front Door at the HARDEE
County Courthouse located at 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 in Wauchula,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th
day of March, 2008 the following
described property as set forth In
said Summary Final Judgment, to
wit: LOT (S) 112 PEACE RIVER
HEIGHTS, UNIT #3, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE (S) 48
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an inter-
eat in the surplus from the sale. if
any. other than the property owner
as of the date of the lie pendens.
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale
Dated this 27 day of February,
2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: B. Reed
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN, P.A., ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954)233-8000
06-49271 (CWF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-9853, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
3:6,13c


coordinate their planning for
the best of the city and the orga-
nization.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Approved second, 'and
final, reading of six ordinances.
The first three concerned a
9.8-acre property off Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue. Ordi-
nances annexed it into the city,
changed the Future Land Use
classification from county
"Town Center" to city "Low
Density Residential," and
changed its zoning classifica-
tion from county R-2, Two
Family Residential to city R-2,
Single Family Residential/Du-
plexes.
Another ordinance approved
Yard Lights monthly charges
depending on the kilowatt
usage, from a low of 100 kilo-
watts at $8.50 per month to
1,500 kilowatts are $50 per
month.
Another approves line-item
budget adjustments for the fis-
cal year 2007-08.
The last adopts an annual
update to the five-year capital
improvements plan.
Approved first reading of
four ordinances.
Three approve the over-
looked annexation of 6.47 acres
off East Main Street before the
Peace River Park where the
caretaker's mobile home is. It
was inadvertently not annexed
when the surrounding property
was. The Future Land Use des-
ignation changes it from county
"Town Center" to city "Con-


servation," and the zoning clas-
sification changes from county
Agricultural 1 to city Conser-
vation.
The final one amends the.
city's Comprehensive Land Use
Plan for the new five-year capi-
tal improvements plan.
Approved five resolu-
tions.
One approves a variance of
the free-standing sign setbacks
for a property at 10th Avenue
and Main Street which will
allow it to be in line with others
on that section of Main Street.
Another renews the contract
with the state Department of
Corrections for the use of
inmate work squads on city pro-
jects.
The third approves purchase
of a piece of property off East
Main Street behind' the Circle
K. The city thought it already
owned that piece adjacent to the
wastewater treatment plant. In
fact, the city presently en-
croaches on that property with
its fence for the plant.
Yet another updates the
agreement with Angie Brewer
& Associates for its technical
and construction loan services
on the city's wastewater treat-
ment plan and stormwater man-
agement projects.
The last resolution updates
the lease agreement for Park
Place, the renovated old Cran-
ford Building adjacent to Heri-
tage Park. It allows "Giovanni's


Restaurant" to use the patio
adjacent to the eatery when it is
not being used for some other
activity, and removes responsi-
bility for taxes and property
insurance during the first year
of operation.
Learned street paving
would begin as soon as the con-
tract to piggyback off Manatee
County is approved.
Agreed the city does not
need to spend $200,000 to drill
an eight-inch test well before
drilling the 12-inch fifth well
1,200 to 1,400 feet in depth.
Agreed to sell or trade the
final remaining lot at Avalon
Park, the former city trailer park
property. Although it was a
tough decision to close the trail-
er park at that time, the neigh-
borhood is so improved it was
worth it, said commissioners.
Discussed the need to
annex some properties from the
county in order to get rid of
potential enclaves. Giroux and
City Attorney Cliff Ables have
been meeting with the county
manager and attorney to work
out what is best for both.
Were advised of the
Mayor's first annual Prayer
Breakfast to be held next Wed-
nesday, Mar. 19 at 7 a.m. at the
Agri-Civic Center.
Recessed and met as a
Community Redevelopment
Agency Board to approved the
quarterly payment to Main
Street Inc.


Jimmy Carter was the first president to walk the inau-
gural parade route from the Capitol Building to the White
House.


Zolfo Springs Residents Invited to

Workshop on Planning Issues

A public workshop will be held in the Town Council Chambers at Zolfo Springs
City Hall, 3210 Highway 17, on Monday March 17, from 4;15 to 5:15 PM to learn
from Zolfo Springs residents and businesses about important issues that should
be addressed as the Town updates its Comprehensive Plan. Topics to be dis-
cussed will include streets, sidewalks and public transportation; housing prob-
lems and needs; water, sewer and drainage problems; protection of environ-
mental resources; the adequacy of parks and recreation facilities; historic preser-
vation; neighborhoods; future development of land over the next 10 years; and
other planning concerns. Interested persons may also express their opinion on
planning issues by completing a survey questionnaire, available at Town Hall.

Staff from the Central Florida Regional Planning Council will be on hand to guide
the discussion and help the City prepare a list of issues and concerns that will
be presented to the Town Council meeting that evening at 6:00 PM. For any
questions, call the Planning Council at 534-7130, extension 112, and speak to
Bettina ,Colep'n,,. s 3:13-c
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Workshop on Planning Issues

to be held at Wauchula City Hall
A public workshop will be held in the City Commission Chambers at Wauchula
City Hall, 225 East Main Street, on Thursday March 20, at 5:30 PM to learn from
Wauchula residents and businesses about important issues that should be
addressed as the City of Wauchula updates its Comprehensive Plan. Topics to
be discussed will include streets, sidewalks and public transportation; housing
problems and needs; water, sewer and drainage problems; protection of envi-
ronmental resources; the adequacy of parks and recreation facilities; historic
preservation; neighborhoods; future development of land over the next 10 years;
and other planning concerns. Interested persons may also express their opinion
on planning issues by completing a survey questionnaire, available at the
Planning and Zoning Department at City Hall, or online at cfrpc.org.
Staff from the Central Florida Regional Planning Council will be on hand to guide
the discussion and help the City prepare a list of issues and concerns that will
be presented to the City Commission at their April 14 meeting at 6:00 PM. For
any questions, call the Planning Council at 534-7130, extension 112, and speak
to Bettina Coleman. 3:13



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BHS LAND GROUFP the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 624 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2003
Description of Property:
SCHEDULE A
Lot 17 of Block "D" of SUBURBAN ACRES, a subdivision according to
the thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 54, Hardee County,
Florida.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
SECT -01
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SUBURBAN ACRES
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SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS,
AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: TIMOTHY THOMPSON AND OTHERS

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described i;
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 4171
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 16th day of April, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 5th day of March, 2008.

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Clerk of Circuit Court
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March 13, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman

I guess the best news on the horizon is the performance of the
Hardee track teams which jumped their records to 9-0 with wins
during the Webber Classic high school and college meet recently.
Hardee won over two big school, Manatee High and Lakeland
Lake Gibson, which weren't sure they needed to battle a "Podunk
high school," and found out Hardee could beat both of them.
Hardee teams also went to the prestigious Disney World relays
in a huge meet of top high school teams from Florida, Georgia and
Nova Scotia. Hardee placed better than any other Florida team,
fifth for both the girls and boys, with several first-place medals.
Overall they had 23 medals and 34 ribbons, even without compet-
ing in some of their outstanding events because of a mix-up in
venues.
Tennis teams are also playing well, both at home and on the
road, the biggest opponent being the weather. They did well in the
recent Heartland Conference meet, with Clara Durrance being the
only singles winner and several guys and gals getting to the semi-
finals and finals before bowing out.
The teams are planning to host an enchilada fund-raiser on
March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Get a bite
before you go to "The Story of Jesus" at the Cattlemen's Arena
later that evening. Cost is $6 each for the flat beef enchilada with
beans, rice and salad. Those eating there will also get a drink and
desert.
Girls softball is getting competitive, losing 10-9 to Palmetto in
a home game on Thursday evening. Stop out to the Recreation
Complex north of the high school and cheer at one of the JV or var-
sity games.
The varsity Wildcats are also blending underclassmen and
upperclassmen into a fighting team, just not consistent as yet, but
getting there. They lost a heartbreaker 3-2 to Palmetto on Friday
night. They are home tonight (Thursday) to face Fort Meade and
tomorrow to host Braden River.
JV boys also have their moments, but that's the purpose for JV,
to prepare the varsity of tomorrow and work out a lot of the kinks
and weaknesses.
Hardee weightlifters placed second in a five-team meet at
Sebring last week. They were home on Monday of this week and
go back to Sebring this coming Tuesday.
Dixie League baseball is finishing up. The T-Ball tots are done
and the Machine Pitch boys and girls and Minors boys are getting
through. The Majors and Juniors divisions will start after Spring
Break as will the Bowling Green Youth Baseball season which
recently had registrations.
In baseball news, we have a bit of an update on Will Krause,
now at Clemson University, as starting shortstop for the JV team.
In the early games, he batted .700, with seven of 10 at the plate.
Perhaps, when varsity tryouts come, he will get a shot for it.
Another note has been received on Ricky Guzman, son of
Hardee native Rick Guzman and wife Penny, now in Oxford Ala.,
Young Ricky, in his third year on the varsity at Oxford High is a
catcher and has been an All-Star, earning a trip to attend a college
showcase camp for the Marlins at their training camp in Jupiter in
June.
Coming soon is another wrestling extravaganza at the Hardee
'County Agri-Civic Center. The last one was well attended, so
'another is scheduled for March'2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fea-
tanrewill:xbeanothernrtrdgeinatch between two former Wildcats,
local George Rodriguez and former Wauchulan Eddie White, a
Plant City wrestler now known as the White Scorpion. The feature
match will be a winner-take-all steel cage event.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me with news for this biweekly column at news.heraldadvo-
cate@embarqniail.com.




29 Apply For


Judicial Slots


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
While 18 lawyers applied for
the first round of nominees to
fill an expected vacancy on the
circuit bench, 29 hopefuls sur-
faced in the second.
Three circuit judges in the
10th Judicial Circuit serving
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties recently announced
their plans to retire come March
31: Dennis P. Maloney, Ralph
Artigliere and Susan W.
Roberts.
It is up to the Judicial
Nominating Commission to
.help find their replacements.
The decision itself, however,
will be up to Gov. Charlie Crist.
With Maloney being the first
to announce his impending de-
parture, the Nominating Com-
mission sought and received
applications, interviewing all
18 on Feb. 18 and sending the
names of four nominees to the
governor. Crist has 60 days
from that time to make his
appointment.
Up for his consideration are
Mark H. Hofstad, Michael E.
Raiden, Ryan Christopher Rod-
ems and Keith P. Spoto.
Artigliere and Roberts were
next to announce their inten-
tions, and the Judicial Nomi-
nating Commission responded
by putting out a combined call
for applicants.
Twenty-nine lawyers, none
of them from Hardee, met the
SMarch 3 deadline. The commis-
sion will coAduct its interviews
of the applicants on Wednesday,
March 19, in 10th Judicial Cir-


cuit headquarters in Bartow.
For each of the remaining
two open slots, the commission
will nominate between three
and six names for the governor.
Again, Crist will have 60 days
to make his selections for
Artigliere and Roberts' replace-
ments.
Applying to be a circuit judge.
were Gregory Abaray, Jon
Kevin Abdoney, John K.
Aguero, Eric Keith Allen,
David S. Bergdoll, David
Carmichael, Angela Cowden,
Robert Dietz, Howard L. "Rex"
Dimmig II, Wayne Durden,
Susan Barber Flood, Byron
Hileman, Mark Herman
Hofstad, Mitchell Anthony
Ladner and William J. Lobb.
Also, Michael Patrick
McDaniel, Robin Matis-
Jackson, Michael E. Raiden,
Donald Ratterree, Ryan
Christopher Rodems, Petrita
Sinback, Sheryl Snodgrass,
Keith P. Spoto, Anthony J.
Stevens, Clifford A. Taylor,
Ronald Toward, Amanda
Maxine Traweek, Nathaniel
White and Lanell Williams.
Some are repeat applicants,
in case their earlier bid for the
bench was or will be unsuccess-
ful. Some, also, are currently
serving as judges, but in county
court rather than circuitwide.
Members of the Judicial
Nominating Commission are
Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts,
Mitch Franks, Greg King,
SNellie Packwood, Billy Ready,
John Marc Tamayo, Donald
Wilson and Chairman Deborah
Oates.


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8A The Herald-Advocate, March 13, 2008


Lady 'Cats Battle Tieers Track Teams Win At Webber


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcat
nine led early and succumbed
late to the onslaught of the
Palmetto Lady Tigers on Thurs-
day.
Hardee has been improving
its batting, with soph Chelsey
Steedley homering over the left
field fence among her three hits
against Palmetto in a 10-9 loss.
The girls go again this week
as they hosted DeSoto on Mon-
day, went to Booker Tuesday
and visit All Saints' Academy
today (Thursday). Next week is
a return engagement Monday
with DeSoto on its turf, fol-
lowed by a Tuesday trip to
Braden River.
There are home games March
24 vs. Santa Fe Catholic and
March 25 vs. Lakeland Christ-
ian before Spring Break. On
April 7, the Lady Wildcats host
Fort Meade in the season finale.
District competition is April 14-
18 at DeSoto.
Last week began with a
Monday trip to Sebring. The JV
Lady 'Cats were ahead 4-3
when time expired. Paige Clark
singled and scored on an Amber
Hines double in the first inning,
but Sebring responded with a
Sarah Hunnicut rally on a Lillie
Gasper double.
Sebring gained the lead with
a run in the third frame and
Hardee answered with two runs
in the fourth Hines led off with
a single, Lindy Rossman and


Emily Starratt both walked.
With two away, Marissa
Shivers worked a walk. A pair
of passed balls allowed the first
two runners to cross home
plate. Hardee led 3-2.
Hardee added an insurance
score in the top of the sixth on
walks and hits by Shivers and
Clark. Sebring was able to get
only one run back, and Hardee
won 4-3.
Other JV players are Alivia
Daniels, Elvira Servin, Selina
Avila and Sarah Reyna.
The varsity game did not go
as well. Hardee stranded Krys-
tin Robertson in the first inning
and Chelsea Owens in the sec-
ond. Kristina Garcia doubled
and was out on an attempted
steal in the fourth inning.
Meanwhile, Sebring had three
runs in the first frame, two in
the second, three in the third
and three in the fourth.
Hardee rallied in the top of
the fifth for three scores. Owens
singled but was out on a
Heather St. John fielder's
choice. Lola Rivera was safe on
an error and Chelsey Steedley
singled. The first three scored
on a hit by Amber Steedley and
another by Robertson, before
another fielder's choice ended
the at-bat. Sebring picked up a
pair of scores in the home half
of the inning to win 13-3 on the
10-run rule.
Thursday's visit from Palm-
etto turned into a varsity-only
encounter.


Palmetto was three up, three
down in the first inning.
Chelsey Steedley opened for
Hardee with a single. Amber
Steedley was hit by a pitch. The
sisters raced home on a Robert-
son double. She was out going
to third. Garcia walked and St.
John singled before a pop-up
ended the inning.
Palmetto stranded a pair of
runners in the second inning
and Hardee went down in order.
The Lady Tigers picked up a
run in the third on a Taylor
Caulton double and Jackie
Debber single. Hardee went
wild, sending 11 batters to the
plate and bringing six home.
The Steedley sisters were left
on base when the hoorah was
over. Hardee had an 8-1 lead.
Palmetto wouldn't stay quiet,
answering with four scores in
the top of the fourth and leaving
the bases jammed when the
10th batter came to the plate. It
was 8-5. Hardee, in turn, left the
bases loaded with St. John,
Miranda Powell and Paige
Clark.
The Lady Tigers tied the
score at 8-8 with a trio of fifth-
inning tallies. Hardee made that
9-8 when Chelsey Steedley
homered to lead off the home
half of the fifth. Amber
Steedley followed with a dou-
ble, but was stranded.
Neither team scored in the
sixth. Palmetto forged in front
with twin tallies on back-to-
back doubles and a single in the
seventh inning. Hardee tried to
answer with singles by Amber
Steedley and Robertson, but
they were left aboard the final
out ended the game.







THURSDAY. MAR. 13
*Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY MAR. 14
*Hardee County Com-
mission, planning session
on farmworker housing and
budget, Room 102, Court-
house Annex: l, 412 W.;
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, MAR. 17
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAR. 20
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee track teams continue
to excel in a variety of efforts.
Whether big or small meets,
the Hardee tracksters are not
intimidated and beat many larg-
er schools in recent meets.
That goes this weekend as
Hardee attends the Booker Invi-
tational in Sarasota on tomor-
row (Friday) and the Walt Dis-
ney World high school show-
case on Saturday. Next week it
is the two-days Girls Invita-
tional at WDW complex at
Lake Buena Vista on Friday and
Saturday, while the boys go to
the East Ridge Challenge at
Clermont on that Saturday,
March 22.

WEBBER MEET
At Frostproof at the Webber
Classic Invitational on March 1,
Hardee teams made sure to win.
"Although only three (high
school) teams showed up, the
'Cats were stuck dealing with
Manatee and Lake Gibson, typ-
ical Big School powers," said
Wildcat coach Don Trew.
"After a comment from a
Lake Gibson runner that Hardee
was a 'Podunk high school,' the
battle came down to Manatee
and them. Hardee guys and gals
made it up in the field events
and pulled off the wins," said
Trew.
Hardee girls won with 114.50
points, ahead of Lake Gibson
with 93.50 and Manatee 59.
The Wildcats won with 116
points, while Lake Gibson had
107 and Manatee 82.
The local girls had six first-
place finishes and the boys had
five. Placing second, third and
even fourth or fifth gave Hardee
additional points.
Senior Gloria Solis placed
first in the discus with a toss of
95'9", with Heather Kouns,
Amanda Bisette and Sharon
Outley also in that event. Solis
also placed second in the 200-
meter dash.
Postnea "Tena" Louisjeune
won three events: the girls high
jump in which LaCresha
Carlton placed third; the long
jump, in which Jalyn Smith\
placed fourth; and the triple
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The USDA had previously
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million boxes.
This remains a good-sized
crop for the Florida citrus
industry," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive vice presi-
dent/CEO of Florida Citrus
Mutual. "At 167 million boxes
we can rebuild juice inventories
and get solid prices for growers
which is important to offset in-
creased production costs re-
lated to pest and disease as well,
,as the sharp spike in energy
prices."
The USDA said the 1 million
box increase is comprised en-
tirely of early and mid-season
varieties. The 167 million boxes
are made up of 79 million boxes
of Early-Mids, 3.0 million
boxes of Navels and 85 million
boxes of Valencias.
The Florida citrus industry
saw a decline in orange produc-


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tion from 230 million boxes to
129 million boxes during the
five-year period between the
2001-02 season and the 2006-
07 season. This reduction was
due in large part to the effects of
hurricanes, development and
pests and diseases such as citrus
canker and greening.
A 167 million box orange
crop would represent about a 30
percent increase from the 2006-
07 season. The USDA issues
its initial estimate in October
ran5 .re it each month
through the4 of the citrus
season in July.
In the most recent revised es-
timate, Florida grapefruit re-
mained unchanged at 24.5 mil-
lion boxes. Tangelos increased
from 1.3 million boxes to 1.5
million boxes and tangerines
remained unchanged at 4.8 mil-
lion boxes.
The complete USDA crop
forecast is available from the
Florida Agriculture Statistics
Service at http://www.nass.us-
da.gov/Statistics_by_State/Flor
ida/Publications/Citrus/cpfp.ht
m.


Orange Crop


jump, in which Carlton was sec-
ond and Brittany Brown third,
ahead of both Manatee and
Lake Gibson rivals.
Mylekia Stevenson won the
300-meter hurdles, ahead of
teammates Smith and Lacey
Garza. Stevenson and Garza
were second and third in the
100-mete'r hurdles.
Kara Norris won the pole
vault. Other girls competing in
events for Hardee were Irlande
Metayer, Daisha Blandin,
Yesenia Vargas, Lauren Moore,
Laura Galvan, Nancy Conejo,
Lupe Flores, and Andrea
"Drea" Parkinson.
Jimmy Cimeus won the 110
hurdles for first-place points for
Hardee, leaving a pair of
Manatee runners and a Lake
Gibson runner behind him.
Postene Louisjeune tied for
the win in the boys high jump,
joining Ben Axon of Manatee in
clearing 5'5". Louisjeune also
won the shot put, with Carlos
Ramirez third and Jorge Lopez
fourth of 15 boys in the event.
Ramirez won the discus with
a throw of 125'8", with Lopez
fourth, Nick Battles sixth and
Jose Rodriguez seventh of 14
boys competing.
Marwin Simmons and Jean
Frenot placed first and second
in the triple jump.
Senior distance ace Gilberto
Gutierrez added second-place
points in both the 1,600-meter
and 3,200-meter runs. Frenot
placed second and Nathan
Tomlinson fourth in the 300
hurdles. Pete Solis was second
in the pole vault.
Other boys in various events
were Jayquan Gandy, Jarrell
Elliss, Mike McTaw, Andrew
Hunt, Ezayi Youyoute, Kel-
sheem White, Gerardo Villegas,
Humberto Nolasco, Gonzalo
Saldivar, Reggie Snell, Murad
Ottallah, Jordan Grimsley,
Devonte Carter, Kris Ross-
man, Nick Battles and Gilberto
Jaimes

DISNEY RELAYS
The huge relay meet at Lake
Buena Vista drew college and
high school athletes from
around the nation and Canada.
Hardee teams finished higher


than any other Florida team,
both taking fifth place.
Girls high school teams better
than Hardee were from Nova
Scotia, Roswell, Grayson and
Brookwood, but Hardee was
better than Lithonia, .Palmdale
Highland, Hotchkiss, Perth Col-
legiate High, Clearwater Cen-
tral Catholic, Manatee, Steph-
enson and Schools of Success.
For the boys, the team winner
was Brookwood, followed by
Grayson, Lithonia and Nova
Scotia, which was only 2.5
points ahead of Hardee. Mana-
tee, Roswell, Highland, Clear-'
water, Hotchkiss and Perth fin-
ished the boys standings.
Because of a mixup in sched-
uling venues, Hardee did not
compete in several events in
numerous events, some of their
best performances. Overall the
teams took 23 medals and 34
ribbons for their efforts, com-
mented Trew.
Hardee picked up a couple of
wins. They took the top spot in
the 4x100 throwers relay after
the first-place team was dis-
qualified without enough com-
petitors for a relay score.
Tena Louisjeune broke the
school record in winning the
triple jump with a leap of
36'10". Parkinson was third in
that event, but won the 100 hur-
dles in a time of 16.02, "run-
ning into a fierce wind," said
Trew. Louisjeune and Parkin-
son also placed second and
fourth respectively in the high
jump.
Girls participating in the
4x100 for a silver medal were
Brittany Brown, Mylekia Stev-
enson, Lacey Garza and Louis-
jeune, .hitting the tape at
1:59.48, less than eight seconds
off the winning Lithonia time.
For the Wildcats, junior
Carlos Ramirez took the silver
medal with a toss of 134'8",
right behind a Nova Scotia
thrower. Simmons took third in
the triple jump with 40'1.5" his
best effort.
The 4x200 team of Simmons,
Youyoute, Louisjeune and
Gandy took the silver in the
4x200 with a combined time of
1:34.57.


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(Thursday). After a week of no
Games, the girls resume play
with a March 24 trip to Hill-
Gustat and the first home
matches on March 27 against
DeSoto. The seventh grade
plays at 5:30 and eighth grade
immediately afterward, about
6:30.
Against Sebring in the season
opener, the Hardee seventh
grade lost 25-19, 25-21. In
game one, Ana Saldivar had
seven service points for Hardee,


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Popular Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, with about a 70 percent
approval rating, was recently inducted into the Florida Wildlife
Federation Conservation Hall of Fame.
He has been a stalwart advocate for conservation of Florida's
natural resources throughout his political career, which included
state senator, state commissioner of education and state attorney
general.
Crist worked hard to remove the massive gill nets from
Florida's coastal waters in the mid-1990s. This helped many fish-
eries. He supports funding for the Florida Forever program which
has saved hundred of thousands of acres of sensitive lands, which
help provide wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, and water
recharge and cleansing.
He worked to keep the city of Tallahassee from polluting the
famous Wakulla Springs. He is also allied with California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger to combat global warming and promote
cleaner sources of energy.
As attorney general Crist made a strong effort to look into high
gasoline prices.
Crist is now facing tough budget problems for the state, with
declining revenues from sales tax and documentary tax collections.
Wauchula Mayor David Royal, president of Hardee County
Farm Bureau, said UF President Dr. Bernie Machen does not need
to unfairly cut funding to the university's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. (IFAS).
IFAS helps sponsor 4-H and does important research on
Florida agriculture to help farmers and ranchers.
Royal noted UF is a land grant university and that agriculture
helped carry the state after 9-11-01 and remains vital to the state.
UF is having to cut its budget, but Royal says Machen should not
cut IFAS more than other departments. Royal wonders if the ath-
letic programs are being cut.
Royal said UF used to have a bumper sticker that said
"Agriculture Your Life Support System.
Stacy Sharp is Teacher of the Year in Hardee County and
teaches dual enrollment classes at Hardee High School and
preparatory writing and English at the Hardee campus of South
Florida Community College.
SFCC reports she has a bachelor's' degree from Georgia
College and a master's degree from University of South Florida.
Stacy has taught 10 years and will represent.Hardee in the state
Teacher of the Year program.
The Citrus Industry magazine reports seven percent of
Florida's 2006-07 orange crop was harvested mechanically. Last
year's total crop was 129 million boxes, with 8.3 million boxes har-
vested mechanically. Some was done by Circle H Groves in Hardee
County.
The current Florida orange crop is about 166 million boxes.
Retail juice prices are up from two years ago.
More citrus growers are spraying pesticides more often to help
control psyllids which spread citrus greening, reports magazine
editor Ernie Neff.
The Fertilizer Institute reports fertilizer prices were 130 per-
cent higher in January 2008 than in January 2000. For the same
eight-year time frame corn prices are now 125 percent higher,
wheat prices 242 percent higher, and soybean prices 138 percent
higher, reported TFI vice president of economic services Dr. Harry
Vroomen.
George Washington Carver, the famous scientist who invented
many uses for the peanut and sweet potato, died in 1943 at age 78.
He compiled a list of eight virtues for students to strive for:
1.) Be clean both inside and out.
2.) Neither look up to the rich or down on the poor.
3.) Lose, if need be, without squealing.
4.) Win without bragging.
5.) Always be considerate of women, children and older peo-
ple.
6.) Be too brave to lie.
7.) Be too generous to cheat.
8.) Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.
Wauchula Mayor David Royal has organized the first annual
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be held Wednesday, March 19, at 7
a.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center.
RSVP with your church by March 17, and churches should call
First Baptist Church of Wauchula by 4 p.m. March 17 so seating
and food arrangements can be made.
Guest speaker is Nathan Whitaker, the co-author of NFL head
coach Tony Dungy's book "Quiet Strength."
Florida's Passion Play called The Story of Jesus based in
Wauchula will have performances at the Cattlemen's Arena in
Wauchula on March 21, 22, 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19
at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $16 and children and seniors $14.
End sections are $12 and groups of 25 or over $14. For ticket infor-
mation call 375-4031.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held April
19 and 20 at Wildcat Stadium in Wauchula. The opening ceremony
and victory lap will begin at noon April 19 with a survivor recep-
tion at 12:30 p.m. At dusk there will be a luminaria ceremony for
lighting a candle in memory or honor of a loved one who has bat-
tled cancer.
Kenny Weis, 61, of Wauchula has been battling cancer and had
a bone marrow transplant on January 26 and has been getting daily
treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He is staying in an
apartment several miles away.
) The doctors say he is progressing well, and Kenny hopes to be
released in time to attend the local Relay For Life.
Spring gobbler season begins in this area on Saturday.
Gasoline prices on Tuesday in Wauchula had risen to $3.29 a
gallon for regular unleaded, and diesel fuel was $3.85. Exxon
Mobil had a record $40 billion profit last year. Something needs to
be done.

Three things in human life are Important: The first Is to
be kind. The second Is to be kind. And the third is to be
kind.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hanging in there, Hardee
Junior High volleyball teams
made a good first effort.
True to Head Coach .Ami
Whilden's prediction, both the
seventh and the eighth grade
teams were competitive in their
rescheduled opening matches at
Sebring.
They have only one match
this week, at Lake Placid today


HJHS Volleyball Competitive


with Tara Deeson and Ashley
Armstrong getting three apiece.
Others scoring were Jessica
Harrison, Shelby Arsenault,
Kayla Nichols, Kayla Knight,
Danielle Milby and Myah
Gonzalez.
In game two, Harrison had
the high points of five, with
Armstrong and Saldivar four
apiece.
The eighth grade games were
also close. Game one was a 25-
15 loss, but game two went to
25-23.
In game one, it was Brenda
Zamora with four service
points, followed by Summer
Palmer, Maria Anselmo and
Rebekah Nix with two apiece.
Others in on the action were
Cierra Martinez, Danely Flores,
Sabrina Hernandez, Taylor Bo-
lin, Angelica Flores, Courtney
Parks, Ashley Nichols, Taylor
Pohl, Meghan Graham, Kailah
White and Caitlin Sockalosky.
In game two, high service
points were a tie with Anselmo
and Nix each having four:


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Tennis Boys

Beat Miners


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A storm-shortened win over
Fort Meade and participation in
the two-day Heartland Confer-
ence tennis tournament occu-
pied the Hardee tennis squads
last week.
The girls placed third and the
boys fourth in the annual tour-
ney held at Sebring. The only
individual winner was Clara
Durrance. Earlier in the week,
the girls were rained out in their
trip to Fort Meade, while the
boys hosted Fort Meade, swept
the singles and halted the dou-
bles early because of lightning
in the area.
This week Hardee greeted the
DeSoto teams on Monday, and
expect a visit today (Thursday)
from the Palmetto squads.
Tomorrow Hardee teams go to
Avon Park. On Saturday, the
girls may get to play their
matches at Fort Meade.
Next week is also full with a
double-header at Sebring on
Monday and another at Sarasota
Booker on Thursday.
Against Fort Meade at home
last week, Hardee had a rela-
tively easy time, the biggest
opponent being the weather. At
number one singles Joe Porter
downed Levi Taylor 6-0, 6-0.
Mike Torres then took care of
Richard Green 6-4, 6-1.
At number three singles, it
was Dusty Spears in a 6-0, 6-0
sweep of Jacob Gifford, while
Drew Macias similarly set
Austin Rhoden down in straight
sets 6-0, 6-0. Dylan Justice
stepped to number five singles
and won 6-0, 6-1 over David
Barnett.
Justin Fones and Kyle Bo-
deck were leading Green/Gif-
ford 6-4 in number one doubles
and Macias/Hunter Henderson
were even 5-5 with Taylor/Rho-
den when the weather halted the
match.
At the Heartland Conference
tournament, three girls matches
and one boys lasted to the
finals.
Hardee girls placed third,
behind Sebring and Avon Park,
but ahead of Lake Placid and
DeSoto.
Shelby Durrance had a num-
ber two singles early round bye
before beating Mary Price of
DeSoto 7-5, 6-3 in the semifi-
nals and then losing a tough 7-6


(1), 6-4 match to Bailey Barber
of Avon Park in the finals.
Clara Durrance also had a
first round bye at number four
singles. She downed Ashley
Jimenez of Sebring 7-5, 6-4 in
the semi-finals and won the
finals 6-4, 6-2 over Melissa
Tullo of Avon Park.
At number five singles,
Amanda Porter grabbed a first-
round bye and defeated Nahia
Abuaouf of Lake Placid 6-3, 6-
2 in the semi-finals. She lost to
Leeza Freeland of Sebring in
the finals.
In number one singles,
Kaitlin Justice lost her first-
round match 6-1, 6-2 to Angie
Carrilo of Avon Park, while in
number three singles, Natalie
Green, won 7-5, 6-2 over
Hannah Neeley of DeSoto in
the first round, but dropped the
second-round match 6-3, 6-1 to
Kelsie Johnson of Sebring.
In the girls doubles,
Green/Porter had a first round
bye and lost to Midence/John-
son of Sebring 6-0, 6-1 in the
semi-finals. At number two
doubles, Kayla Wood/Savannah
Palmer drew an early bye, but
lost 6-1, 6-2 to Falis and
Tullo of Avon Park in the semi-
finals.
The only boys team to get to
the finals was number one dou-
bles, where Porter/Macias won
6-0, 6-1 in the first round match
over Avon Park, and won 3-6,
6-4, 6-1 over Lake Placid in
round two. In the finals, Hardee
lost to Sebring 6-2, 6-0.
At number two doubles
Torres/Spears won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
over Avon Park in the opening
round and lost to Sebring 7-6
(4), 6-1 in the semifinals.
None of the boys singles
made it past the semifinals.
Porter won over Avon Park in
the first round, before losing to
Sebring in a hard-fought 5-7,,
6-4, 6-4. Torres had a bye at
number two, and lost to Lake
Placid 7-6, 6-1.
At number three, it was
Spears with a bye, then a 6-1, 7-
6 (3) loss to DeSoto. Macias
beat Avon Park 6-2, 6-3 in the
opening round but lost to Lake
Placid 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-
finals.
Finally, Justice lost to Avon
Park 6-2, 6-1 in number five
singles first-round action.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Playing for the 2008 Hardee girls tennis team are (kneeling, from left) Savannah Palmer, Tina Lee, Kayla Woods,
Amanda Porter and Samantha Hagans; (standing) Assistant Coach Jonathan Leupold, Kate Krause, Shelby Durrance,
Natalie Green, Clara Durrance, Kaitlin Justice and Coach Barbara Leupold.


Taking the court for the 2008 Wildcat tennis team are (front row, from left) Jimmy Sasser, Isaac Vasquez, Drew
Macias, Jake Crews, Justin Fones and Coby Battles; (back row) Assistant Coach Jonathan Leupold, Joe Porter,
Mike Torres, Dusty Spears, Kyle Bodeck, Dylan Justice, Hunter Henderson and Coach Ken Leupold.







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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
Communion was observed
with 184 attending. While the
ushers served, Wayne Shick
sang a solo with Sandy Feeser
accompanying him. The choir
sang "All Because of God's
Amazing Grace," with a solo by
Carolyn Hetzel and Cheryl
Conkle accompanying. Special
music was sung by Thanna
Adams.
Pastor Jim spoke about How.
Do You Pray? If you have spite-
fulness in your heart, God may
not answer your prayer, we
need to learn to be humble as
we pray.
We appreciate Bob and
Vonnie Bellis for being our
chapel chairmen and for keep-::
ing our Sunday services orga-
nized, which allows everyone a
place to worship.
COFFEE/ACTIVITIES
We had three newcomers
enjoying doughnuts, and Sky
Med donated monies to our
activity fund and gave us infor-
mation on what they are all

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round of applause for their vol-
unteerism. Anyone who would
like to become the next coffee
hour chairman please see Tess
or Wanda. Many coupons were
given out, 50/50 was won by
-Toris Sweetheimer.
Saturday is the Show and Tell
and Bocce snack bar from 11 to
2, Sunday is jam session at 1
and ice cream social at 6,
Monday is the golf cart/bicycle
decorated for St Patty's Day
parade meeting at the hall at
1:30, and the date for the straw-
berry shortcake has changed,
watch for information at the
hall.
Bowling scores for the wo-
men for high game was Ardeth
Johns 178 and high series was
Ruby Barham, 459. High game
for the men was Herb Bell, 224,
and high series Steve Mclntire,
601.
Congratulations to Bob Hos-
kins on becoming a pro shuffler
and Cheryl Conkle for coming
in first place at Sebring, which
made her a state amateur. The
Wilder Corp. held its annual
shuffle tournament at Rice
Creek Resort with five parks
participating. Bob Conkle was
fourth consolation, Lou Faulk-


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PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
The Hardee weightlifting team did well in a five-team meet at Sebring last week. The Wildcats came in behind
Mulberry in the team standings, but were ahead of Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid. Hardee lifters are (front row,
from left) Carlos Ramirez, Cody Hernandez, Jeremy Aguilar, Murad Ottalah, Lance Mason, Kevin Godwin, Skylar
Alden, Tyler Alden and Jarrius Lindsey; (in back) Brett Tyson, Alex Lanier, Wade Mahoney, Jorge Lopez, Jordan
Grimsley, David Newcomb, Phillip Barton, Jordan Baker, Sheldon Hartman, Charlie Powell and Devon Harris.


ner and Don (Dobby) Dobber-
stein was fourth in main dou-
bles. Ladies singles, Lou was
fourth and Nancy Singleton was
first in the main. Congratu-
lations on these wins and tro-
phies.
SPOTLIGHT
The owners of Maria's
Produce are Libreo and Maria
Hnozsio. They have been mar-
ried for 40 year. They have been
American citizens since 1969.
Both were born in Mexico, but
all five of their children and
nine grandchildren were born in
America.
They started Maria's Produce
eight years ago. By renting the
spot and buying bulk vegetables
and fruits at wholesale, they can
sell their produce at a reason-
able price. Their market is clean
with a large variety of vegeta-
bles and fruits. When they
aren't working they enjoy their'
children and grandchildren and
just relax. We are so very lucky
to have them' right at our front
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SMART ATHLETES


Federal Rebate: Only If You File


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Everyone may be able to
receive the recently approved
federal tax or economic stimu-
lus rebates.
That is, everyone who has a
valid Social Security number
and files a 2007 Federal Income
Tax Form 1040A or its equiva-
lent.
People who have not been fil-
ing income tax forms because
of low income or limited
income, must file one this year
in order to get the rebate. Re-
bate amounts will vary.
. Single taxpayers fit into three
categories. First, those with up
to $75,000 adjusted gross
income will get $600. Between
$75,000 and $87,000 income,
there will be a reduced rebate,


and anyone with over $87,000
will not get a rebate.
Secondly, those with over
$3,000 income, whether from
work, of a combination of re-
tirement payments from Social
Security, Veterans Affairs, Rail-
road Retirement or any other,
can receive up to a $300 rebate.
Families, whether a single
parent or both parents, will re-
ceive rebates, too. They will
receive either $600 for the sin-
gle parent, or $1,200 for a cou-
ple, plus $300 for each eligible
child (not claimed as a depen-
dent on anyone else's form and
younger than age 17).
Married couples will receive
rebates of $1,200, if they have
at least $3,000 of income and
file a tax return. To get the full
amount, a couple must not have


more than $150,000 adjusted
gross income. Those with be-
tween $150,000 and $174,000
income will get a reduced bene-
fit. Those above $174,000 in-
come will not get a benefit.
People are encouraged to file
their income tax forms by April
15 since rebates will be sent out
beginning in May.
For those who have custom-
arily been getting an extension,
they may continue to do so, but
will not receive rebates until
they do. In all cases, they must
be filed early enough in the year
for IRS to prepare and mail a
rebate check before the Dec. 31
deadline for them to be mailed.
Rebates can be sent by mail
or direct deposit. For more
information, contact your tax
preparer or accountant.


COURTESY PHOTO
Seven Hardee sixth grade girls were among the 35 football players and 35 cheerlead-
ers honored at the Heartland Youth Football Scholastic Banquet recently. The local list
included, Stephanie Belmares, Makayla Deuberry, Mishella Lukawski, Alexan Maddox,
Rayna Parks, Meagan Shivers and Danielle Smith. Not all were able to attend. In photo
above, cheerleader coach/coordinator Amanda Sanchez is shown with Belmares,
Shivers, Parks and Deuberry and their trophies and awards.


JV 'Cats Lose To


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior Wildcats
battled themselves as much as
the junior Streaks in last week's
only game.
Errors cost Hardee the game
in an 8-4 loss at Sebring on
Tuesday afternoon. At Palmetto
on Friday, Hardee got as far as
the first inning before storms
ended the game and sent every-
one home.
The scheduled game on
Tuesday of this week at home
against DeSoto was cancelled
as the Bulldog JV cannot travel
_during FCAT week. It should be
rescheduled, said Hardee head


coach John Sharp.
The only other game this
week is tomorrow (Friday) at
Braden River, weather permit-
ting, of course. Next week,
there is a Tuesday double-head-
er at Avon Park, with the JV
game at 4 p.m. Thursday's
game is at Fort Meade at the
usual 6 p.m.
The month ends with a visit
from Port Charlotte on March
24 at 6 p.m. and another from
Sebring in a March 28 double-
header, when the JV play at 4
p.m.
At Sebring last week, Hardee
had a brief lead. Conner Davis
was safe on a dropped third
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plate on an error on a Lincoln
Saunders hit.
Sebring took the lead for
good with a four-run outburst in
the home half of the first. Three
singles and double, interspersed
with errors, gave the junior
Streaks the 4-1 lead.
With Hardee three up, three
down in the second stanza,
Sebring tacked on another pair
of scores on a hit, double and
errors.
Hardee again went down in
order in the third frame and
Sebring left one stranded.
Neither scored in the fourth.
The junior 'Cats picked up a
run in the fifth. Carson Davis
singled and went to second on a
Kendall Mink sacrifice. Dalton
Farr doubled to score Davis.
Sebring got the run back on a
pair of hits and an error.
Hardee went back to work in
the sixth. Conner Davis and
Saunders hit back-to-back sin-
gles and a Josh Rickett sacrifice
brought Davis home. Again
Sebring got the run back on a
hit and error.
Hardee got a final chance in
the seventh inning. Farr walked,
advanced on a Joe Adams hit
and came around to score on a
Mayer hit. The final score was
Hardee 4, Sebring 8.


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.
March 14 Track Booker Away 4:00 p.m.
Tennis Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
JV Baseball Braden River Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River HOME 7:00 p.m.
March 15 Track Orlando Away 10:00 a.m.
March 17 Tennis Sebring Away 3:30 p.m.
Girls Softball DeSoto Away 5/7:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Bartow Away 7:30 p.m.
March 18 Weightlifting Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River Away 4:30/6:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park Away 7:30 p.m.
March 19 Girls Softball DeSoto HOME 5/7:00 p.m.
March 20 Tennis Booker Away 3:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Fort Meade Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Mulberry HOME 7:00 p.m.
March 21 Girls Track Lake Buena Vista Away TBA
March 22 Weightlifting Bartow Away 10:00 a.m.
Boys Track Clermont Away TBA
March 24 Tennis DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Port Charlotte HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball Sante Fe HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof Away 7:00 p.m.
March 25 Tennis Palmetto Away 3:30 p.m.
Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. HOME 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Booker Away 7:00 p.m.
March 27 Tennis Braden River Away 3:30 p.m.
Weightlifting TBA HOME 4:30 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Track North Port Away 4:00 p.m.


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Baptist Church of Wauchula.


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THE CROSS ANDRESURRECTION
The world and the devil continually seek to take our attention
from the cross and resurrection. They do not want anybody to take
seriously and the fact that God Himself came to Earth, was cruci-
fied then arose from the dead.
Because once this staggering fact is faced, and inevitable ques-
tion is prompted: Why should One so.high and majestic come and
suffer so? ...
Our Lord Jesus demonstrated how serious a matter this was
that caused Him to forsake Heaven, come to Earth and die He made
clear that anyone who wished to follow'Him would have to die,
too, die to our flesh which always refuses Christ and wait upon
Heaven for a new heart and attitude.
The situation on the mission field is the same as here at home.
The flesh of man universally desires to have for itself the good
things of this life and hates to hear anything about self-denial.
The missionary confronts a variety of religions offering, in one
form or another, a way for men to live for themselves. Priesthoods
abound and temples are busy receiving the sacrifices.
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fixion and came back victoriously from the dead. But it is this
heavenly enterprise that took away our sins, set us free and made
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Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandparents are Hazel Johnson
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parents are Phillip and Norma
Edenfield of Zolfo Springs. The
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grandfather is Wayne Lyles of
Wauchula. Maternal great-
grandfather is Luther Lyles of
Wauchula. Paternal grandfather
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Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer Jr.,
Wauchula, a seven pound 11
ounce son Ethan Lee, born Dec.
27, 2007, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Mayer is the for-
mer Sarah Moralez. Maternal
grandparents are Eliud and Vera
Moralez of Wauchula. Maternal
great-grandfathers are Jessie
Garza of Zolfo Springs and
Geronimo Moralez of Bowling
Green. Paternal grandparents
are John Sr. and Wendy Mayer
of Bowling Green. Paternal
great-grandparents are Anna
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Minnie Fritsch of Wauchula,
Richard Groves of Pensacola
and Laura Sylvester of Rapid
City, S.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Hopper,
Quincy and formerly of
Wauchula, a 14.8 ounce son
Trinton Blaize, born Nov. 13,
Tallahassee Memor-ial
Hospital, Quincy. The miracle
baby is doing well and now
weighs five pounds six ounces.
Mrs. Hopper is the former
Rachelle Fultineer. Maternal
grandmother is Ravana Faris of
Quincy. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Robert and Betty
Hawthorne of Quincy. Pater-nal
grandparents are Matt Hopper
of Wauchula and Susie Rudd of
Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandmother is the late
Margaret Hopper of Zolfo
Springs.
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ths, "What a difference a day makes," so says a song of long ago.
iti- How true that was then, and now as well. For instance: This time
r or last week many of us were in attendance at the 40th annual Pioneer
ies, Park Days at Zolfo Springs "freezing our be-hinds off" under an
tary outdoor pavilion listening to beautiful music performed by the 3
Note + 1 Band and other entertainers.
our However, last night the 3 Note + 1 band gave another excel-
ents lent performance again but it was at the Catheryn McDonald Senior
1oto Center in Wauchula, even though all in attendance had to put up
of with much-needed heavy rains that hit Hardee County just before
Yed- the 7 p.m. show time.
old The band highlighted most of its performance around music
and that had to deal with the hard times of the Great Depression and
also world War II suffering. The number "Seems Like Old Times"
on brought back memories of that bygone age where everybody had to
tighten their belts and pull their own weight. What kept many of us
going then was beautiful music on the old battery radio and pray-
ing for better days ahead. Let us hope this present generation
makes it through rough times as well.
The audience gave the band many requests this evening and it
S answered them all. The number "A Million-Dollar Baby in a 5 and
10 Cent Store" reminds one of how things have changed since the
.0 1930s. Another upbuilding number gave many of our parents and
us hope for better times on the "Sunny side of the Street."
After break and snack bar the band got red-hot with the num-
ber "Has Anybody Seen Gal" followed by "Bye-Bye blues," which
led to some fine dancing. Art and Fran, by request, performed again
the line number "White Sportcoat."
Then again by audience request, Art along with Emma, Norma
and Georgiana did the line number "Alley Cat" in fine cadence.
Don Ferraro won the door prize drawing this evening from
Wauchula. The band mystery number, "A Street Where Old Friends
Meet," was guessed correctly by Mel Mayo from Wauchula. So
ended another fine evening of entertainment here at the center.
Hostess Darlene Henry announced that there would be a St.
Patrick's Day celebration here at the center the evening of March
20. Also, the 3 Note + 1 Band will give us a performance at The
Oasis RV Park on St. Patrick's Day.
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host the 27th annual edition of
America's largest country
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promotion at the Peace River
Campgrounds in Arcadia. Over
$200,000 in cash and prizes will
be awarded nationwide along
with the $100,000 to the nation-
al winner, presented at the tele-
vised special.
Designed to find the most
promising country music talent
in America for the past 26
years, the Colgate Country
Showdown gives aspiring
artists a chance to launch their
professional careers. Thousands
of performers compete annually
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Each spring/summer, home-
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The five regional winners
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the $100,000 and coveted
national title.
"The Colgate Country Show-
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each year," said Carolyn
Kneller, promotions director at
106.9 The Bull. "It is an excit-
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an opportunity for state, region-
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promoting a greater apprecia-
tion of country music."
Open to vocal and/or instru-
mental performers, the Colgate
Country Showdown welcomes
individual acts or groups with
up to seven members to com-
pete. Acts also must not have
performed on a record listed on
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HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its monthly plan-
ning session tomorrow (Friday), beginning at 8:30 a.m. in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of pub-
lic interest.
Discussion of farmworker housing and related issues.
Directions in preparing 08-09 budget.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee-County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate ...

75 YEARS AGO
Hardee County Angler Wins
In Fish Contest: D. Novell Hall,
of Zolfo Springs, member of the
Hardee Courity School Board,
has received notice that he was
awarded first prize in the south-
ern division of Field & Stream
magazine's 1932 fishing con-
test.

Wauchula State Bank 90
Percent Liquid: "The Wauchula
State Bank is 90 percent liquid
as of the close of business
Saturday, March 4, 1933," H.M.
Mcintosh, active vice president,
said Thursday afternoon. The
bank is ready to reopen and do
business as usual when it
receives the proper authority.

Kiwanians Make Merry At
Ladies' Night Fete: Wauchula
Kiwanians and their wives
observed Ladies' Night at the
clubhouse Tuesday night, with
a large attendance and a fine
program. Rev. Karl Koestline
led the club singing, with Mrs.
E.R. Harman at the piano.

Public School Term Will
Conclude Today: Hardee
County's public schools will
end their 1932-33 terms today,
and in some instances graduat-
ing exercises will be held, while
in others plans have been com-
pleted to continue the schools
on a tuition basis.

Woodmen Circles To Con-
vene Here Today: Twelve
Florida towns will be represent-
ed at the Woodmen Circle dis-
trict convention in the Odd
Fellowship hall this Friday
afternoon. During the meeting a
special program prepared by


Mrs. Lizzie Lee, guardian of
Grove No. 16, will be present-
ed. Members and their friends
are invited to attend.

Dr. J.F. Savell Dies; Funeral
Wednesday: Widely known and
beloved Baptist minister J.F.
Savell passed away at his home
here Monday night after a long
illness. He had retired from the
ministry several months ago.

50 YEARS AGO
Youngsters Confess To Van-
dalism: Five boys, ranging in
age from 10 to 16, have been
charged with breaking into and
damaging a house on Heard
Bridge Road, and are suspected
of attempting to set fire to
another house.

Cats Win First Baseball
Game: The Hardee Wildcats
won their opening baseball
game Tuesday night in a blaze
of hits and runs, downing Lake
Wales 9-1 in Lake Wales. The
Cats racked up seven hits
against three Lake Wales.

Wildcats Begin Track Sea-
son: Hardee High School,
which is emphasizing track for
the first time this year, has a
very green but willing squad,
according to Coach Robert
Shirar. The team went into their
first meet last Friday definite
underdogs, but made a good
showing against Lake Wales.

Repair Crews Busy After
Rain Storm: Electric and tele-
phone crews are getting back on
normal schedules today after
the scramble to repair line fail-
ures which followed in the
wake of Wednesday's thunder-
storm. The storm dumped 1.82
inches of rain on the area in a
little over an hour, turning
streets into streams and
knocked down electric lines and
telephone polls.


Cattle Loss Of 1800 Head
First Official Estimate: Cold
weather and heavy rains have
cost Hardee County cattlemen
three to eight percent of their
herds, according to the first
official "guesstimate" of the sit-
uation. The greatest loss has
been in new born calves and
cows which had just dropped
calves.

Traffic Violations Lead
Arrest Report: Violations of
traffic regulations accounted for
40 per cent of the 131 arrests
made by the Sheriff's Office
and Florida Highway Patrol in
Hardee County last month. Of
the 131 arrests reported, 82
were made by the Sheriff's
Office, 22 by the Highway
Patrol and 27 by the two units
together.

25 YEARS AGO
Join In The Fun At 'The
Clumsy Custard Horror Show'
Friday Night: The Hardee
senior class play will be per-
formed this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
in the high school auditorium.
The play, entitled "The Clumsy
Custard Horror Show and Ice
Cream Clone Review," is a
comedy with an evil villain, a
beautiful princess and a hand-
some hero.

March Of Dimes Walk-A-
Thon Friday and Saturday:
David Stephens, 5, is the
Hardee County March of Dimes
poster child for the 1983 Walk-
A-Thon. He is the son of Cathy
and Bruce Stephens of Zolfo
Springs. The Mini-Walk will be
held at the elementary schools
Friday during physical educa-
tion classes.

Pioneer Days A Smashing
Success: They came from
everywhere to attend the 1983
Pioneer Park Days last week at


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Pioneer Park. The four-day
show continues to bring record-
breaking crowds each year. This
year an estimated crowd of
some 175,000 people toured the
grounds, Thursday through
Sunday.

Teen Achiever Recognized:
Miss Penny Bolin, 16, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl O. Bolin of
Wauchula, has been selected to
compete in the 1983 Florida
Miss T.E.E.N. Pageant to be
held at the Hyatt Orlando in
Orlando. This pageant is the
official state-wide finals for the
Miss T.E.E.N. National Pag-
eant, to be held in New Mexico.
Farm Laborer Charged In
Attack On Two Men: A 24-
year-old migrant farm laborer
was charged Saturday with hit-
ting two men in the head with a'
metal jack handle during a fight
at a labor camp on New York
Avenue. Jesus Torres Ramirez
was arrested on Apostolic Road
by sheriff's deputies on two
counts aggravated battery.

Junior Chapter FFA Learns
Safety Skills: The Hardee
County Junior Chapter of the
Future Farmers Of America
(FFA) held its monthly meeting
Feb. 20 at the junior high cafe-
teria. There were 34 members
and seven visitors present for
the meeting. Charlie Johnson
and Mercer Brown of the
Florida State Farm Bureau
showed slides of tractor and
shop safety.

10 YEARS AGO
Annual Lincoln Day Cele-
bration Friday: The Hardee
County Republican Party will
host its annual Lincoln Day
Cele-bration tomorrow night.
The program includes a wel-
come by Denise Shumard, an
invocation from Alan Beck and
the national anthem by Michael
Paris. Highlighting the evening
is the keynote speaker Kather-
ine Harris, Republican state
senator representative District
24. Harris is a candidate for sec-


retary of state this election year.

Depot Renovation Gets On
Track: Rescue of the 80-year-
old abandoned train depot in
downtown Wauchula got a start
on Monday evening. The Wau-
chula City Council accepted
donation of the station and
property from its present own-
ers, Bill Crews and the Wau-
chula State Bank.

Band Triumphs At District
Contest: The Hardee Senior
High School band received all
excellent and superior ratings
for the first time ever as it host-
ed the 'Florida Bandmasters
Association District 17 Solo &
Ensemble Festival on Saturday,
Feb. 14, at Hardee High School.
Students receiving a superior
rating and moving on to the
state contest in May are Woody
Detwiler, Steven Parker, Sarah
Fletcher, Jessica Franks, Se-


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days. That will be the day that I humiliate George Rodriguez before I end his
career forever. During the December show you got lucky, I had been
wrestling all over the state and you got a lucky shot in that hurt my already
damaged back. You may have humiliated me last time in front of my home
town and my family but, this time I will destroy you, your career, and then
your family. I'm an undefeated 10 time tough man competition winner, I've
wrestled in TNA with the likes of Sting. Unfortunately, I've had to wait this
long until I was able to find a promoter to sanction such a violent match in
Wauchula. When the FWF Raw made me stand beside you to take
promotional pictures for this fight it made me sick, the only thing that kept
me from knocking you out then was the thought of doing it in front of your
family in a steel cage. I want all of Wauchula to come out and watch me
murder your career in a steel cage. This may have started out as a wrestling
match, but you made it personal when you tried to end my career. The last
thing you will see before the ambulance carries your broken bloody body
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Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.
For more information call the County Manager's office
at 863/773-9430.
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Carla Gibbs Wins $10,000 At
Cancer Benefit: Mrs. Donald
(Carla) Gibbs won a drawing
Saturday night, Feb. 28, for
$10,000 at a dinner/silent auc-
tion for the American Cancer
Society held at the Hardee Agri-
Civic Center. Over 300 people
attended the dinner, which
raised over $23,000.

JV Boys Mash Mulberry: The
Hardee junior varsity Wildcats
baseballers picked up their first
win of the season in their only
game last week. The young
'Cats dominated the junior
Panthers with good pitching
from freshman Jamaal Johnson,
who gave up only one earned
run. Reliever Paul Roberts sur-
rendered only one unearned run
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'Cats Threaten


Tigers


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Not getting clutch hits have
.cost the Hardee Wildcat nine in
recent games.
The 'Cats lost 3-2 in a stormy
Friday night encounter which
ended before the rain fell.
Earlier in the week, Hardee lost
7-0 at Sebring, unable to plate
runners at crucial times.
The Wildcats have more
opportunities this week in a
Tuesday trip to DeSoto' and
back-to-back home games, to-
day (Thursday) vs. Fort Meade
and tomorrow vs. Braden
River.
Action continues with anoth-
er trio of games next week.
Monday's trip is to Bartow,
Tuesday's a double-header with
the JVs at Avon Park at 4 and 7
p.m. Thursday Hardee comes
home to greet Mulberry.
The month ends with games
at Frostproof on March 24 and
Sarasota Booker on March 25
and a visit from Sebring in an-
other double-header on March
28.
Against Sebring, Hardee fell
victim to eight strikeouts. Those
that were able to get the bat on.
the ball more often than not hit
directly to a fielder, while
Sebring hits dropped in vacant
spots.
It overshadowed a good
pitching performance by
Hardee senior righty Kaleb
Saunders, who recorded five Ks
while only walking one. The
lone bright spot was junior Brek
McClenithan, who went three-
for-three at the plate.
Against Palmetto at home on
Friday, senior lefty Dan Tim-


mons also had a good outing,
with seven strikeouts and one
walk, scatting three hits. Errors
allowed three Tigers to get to
home plate.
Freshman Scott Donaldson
got on base three of his four at-
bats. He led off with a single
and was moved to third by a
McClenithan hit, but they were
stranded on the covers when
back-to-back fly-outs ended the
first inning.
In the second stanza, Hardee
got one run. Senior designated
hitter Carl Basey plated the first
of his twin scores for the
evening. He singled and was
forced home on a walk to
Donaldson.
Another Hardee effort fell
short in the fourth inning. Will
Abbott singled, Donaldson was
safe on an error and Ben Krause
worked a 3-2 pitch for a walk.
The bases were left jammed.
Hardee picked up another
tally in the sixth. Again, Basey
singled, raced to third on an
Abbott hit and scored on an
Adam Cartwright hit to the out-
field. Three consecutive outs
retired the side. Hardee was
unable to score in the seventh
inning.
"We were able to get runners
on in both games last week, but
couldn't get clutch hits. Adam
gave us a chance to win, but we
couldn't get a runner in. Dan
and Kaleb pitched well, but*
they hit where we weren't and
we hit where they were.
"We're getting better, matur-
ing fast," said Head Coach
Steve Rewis as he anticipated
another trio of games this week.


The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


AROUND THE PARK
We wish to welcome Grover
and Velma Wethington to a per-
manent place in the Oasis park.
They come from Crawfords-
ville, Ind, and bought Sally and
Jim Hatfield's place, as they no
longer can be here with us. We
will miss them and wish'them
well.
As the month of March starts
we find many of our friends
leaving for their home states.
Leaving this week was Anne
and Gene Bevino, heading for
New Jersey; Howard and Mae
to Kentucky; and Joyce and
Tom Longueuil, Samantha and
Michelle Bray and Peggy Scalf,
all heading for Michigan. We
wish you a safe trip.
BIRTHDAYS
Our monthly Monday cele-
bration of cake and ice cream,
was well attended with 60. Our
birthday gal was Alberta Marsh,
with 80 years, and looks 50.
How does she do it? Our guys
were Jim Walton, Forrest
Grooms, Jack Shanower and
Gordon Breedlove. Our anni-
versary couple was Terry and
Janet Johnson with 42 years of
wedded bliss.
BINGO
On Thursday night we had 45
in attendance. The winners
were Janella Reid winning the
50/50, Jane Mellem the jackpot,
and Mike Akelism the jar.
On Tuesday night, we had 32
players, with the winner being,
Audrey Semler, the first to yell
that special word BINGO.
Other winners were Dolly
Hartigan, MaryLou Katzsur,
Eddy Phillips, Ruby Ramey,
* Larry Reid, Shirley Hyde, Tom,
Joyce and Charlotte Longueuil,
and Eleanor Sale and husband.
SHUFFLEBOARD
On Friday, we saw nine play-
ers, with Ron and Larry Reid
holding the honorable mention,
and Ed English and Jerry Kruys
coming in second.
LUNCHEON
On Tuesday, 28 of us ladies
put on our best and went out to
lunch, leaving the men to fend
for themselves. We had a lovely
luncheon at a local restaurant in
Wauchula. Pictures of last
month's luncheon were passed
around for all to enjoy.
POKENO
Now let's see, here is a game
that takes hoirs to play and you
have pennies in a special can,
jar, or whatever will hold many,
many pennies. But the thrill of
it all is to see who can get the
most pennies in their container.
Now this week, MaryLou Katz-
sur seemed to have been col-


lecting all the pennies, then
came Charlotte vying for them.
Now it seems that nobody
bagged this time. Meaning all
five players seemed to have
gone home with what they
came with.
CHILE SUPPER
Our delicious chili and hot
dog supper was made and
served by Emma and Charles
West and Tom and Joyce Long-
ueuil, Winnie DeWitt, MaryLou
Altman, Emma Walton and
Carol Hoskins. We had 76 in
attendance.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Monday, the 17th will be our
St. Patrick's Day parade, at 1
p.m. with the Three Notes + 1,
playing music to dance by at 7
p.m. Finger foods will be
served. So long till next week.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
The varsity Wildcats Includes seniors to freshmen, who are maturing rapidly as the season progresses. They are
(seated, from left) Ben Krause, Tony Martinez, Brek McClenithan, Kaleb Saunders, Kyle Cobb, Will Abbott, Malik Tatis,
Michael Dixon and Tyler Cobb; (in back) Assistant Coach David Beumel, Dan Timmons, Scott Donaldson, Josh
Spencer, Carl Basey, Adam Cartwright, Tyler Robertson, Nolan Neuhauser, Cody Gullatt and Head Coach Steve
Rewis; missing is Assistant Coach Bryan Alexy.


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A unique single family residential development


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City water & sewer.


Pre-selling starting in the $190's.



Available through


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(863) 773-0060
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Free Diabetic

Classes!!!


For more information please call....
The Hardee County Health Department
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
115 KD Revell Road Wauchula

863-773-4161 ext 157


P Educacion de

Diabetes Gratis!!


Para Mas Informaci6n....
Departamento de Salud del Condado De Hardee
Program de Prevencion de Diabetes
115 KD Revell Road Wauchula

863-773-4161 ext 157
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Help Wanted
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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
Full Time $22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking
applications for full time Telecommunication
Specialists. You must be at least 19 years of age,
have a high school diploma or equivalent, never been
convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to
be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL.
If other arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-
0304 ext. 211. EOE c13:13,20c


HAY HORSE and cow, round
and square bales. 735-2227, 735-
1375. 2:28-3:26p
L. DICKS; INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


SELF-CLEANING oven and micro-
wave. Call 767-0756. 3:13p


1990 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS, 79K miles, $2,500. 773-
6635 or 781-3994. 3:13p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech i


Phone (863) 781-9720


auales(earthlink.net home~earthlink.net/-aualearl


BRAND NEW CONCRETE-BLOCK-STUCCO HOME
**FINANCING AVAILABLE**

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $895 PER MONTH






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

David Cole, Owner

863-214-1471

LICENSED INSURED
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FAULKNER
Stump Grinding & Tree Service, LLC

e Wayne Faulkner
Owner

pQEE (863) 261-3729
TIES (863) 261-3759
ES T 1142 Doc Coil Road
Bowling Green, Florida 33834 cl3:6-27


1998 MACK E7, 400 HP, 70" sleep-
er, Brown, Call, 375-3726 leave
message. 3:6-4:3p
1995 WHITE BLAZER, good con-
dition, runs good, $2,300. 863-
773-2508. 3:6-13p
1993 F150 FORD pickup with
camper top, $1,500. 773-0736.
3:6-13p


'04 CHEVY 1500 Silverado, low
mileage, $11,500. 781-2012.
2:14-3:13p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-P637. 1:10tfc

Envy eats nothing but its
own heart.


IPARKER FILLI)IRT


DEMOLITION
*Fill Dirt Tree Removal -
*: -: eStump Removal* Dragline *
STrack Hoe Land Clearing *
*'' Shell *Clay Top Soil
Bulldozer Dump Trucks
(863) 735-2415


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Special
Tandam :AxIe Load
(14-16 yaids)
$ 100/Load
tlhin S mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill-Top Soil-Hard Pan
Hardee Counly Area only


WWW.JUANDELATORRE.COM

JUAN DELATORRE
CALL ME
(863)781-1128



BROKER ASSOCIATE
EMAIL: MAIL(DJ UANDELATORRE.COM
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Turning over a new leaf with a new look for a new year.


Hill's Auto World
,l U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-44410
Towing Service Available
-24 Hour Service -Lowest Possible Rates-
-Fast and Reliable-
(863) 781-3090 or 781-3091 c,3:13,


I Ofered by Exam Services, not aft wASPS who hires.
1-866-749-14151

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NEW FURNITURE'!
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up;
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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MAKING : REA EI. REAI. EASlY."
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE '
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 -FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Jessica Smith


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! Two blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 3/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
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.
$129,900.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well In place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract Is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC corner
tract is the perfect site for your Dream Home.
Located on CR 665 near Solomon's Castle.
Owner says Sell It!!!
COUNTRY LIVING!! Enjoy the amenities of coun-
try life on this lovely 5 acres with 3 BDR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot Tub and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/large kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn
w/office and bathroom. All of this for only
$175,000.
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002, 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC. High
quality workmanship and fixtures. Large barn for
equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900.


TIME TO INVEST!!! 3 BR, 1B, central A/H located
on Busy Hwy. 17 Bowling Green. Great for busi-
ness or Home or Both. Only $85,000
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 $165,000 or bring offer.
STEP IN &FEEL AT HOME!!! With this 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport on a
.28 AC lot, In a very nice neighborhood. $85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition, present-
ly rented. Need extra income, Good Investment.
In walking distance to town!! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beauti-
ful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your own
vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing.
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! On this Residential
Lot in the Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful
hardwood Tennessee land. Topography Is flat to
a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in
Sneedville. $2000 Per acre or make an offer.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY!!! Money Maker Duplex
has 2/1 and 1/1 with Fireplace, Refrigerator and
Stove. $129,900.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
WOWIII WHAT A HOUSEIII 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located on the Greens of Torrey Oaks Golf
Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced to $355,000. WOW!!
WHAT A DEAL.
MOVING SALEI!! Spacious 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath, large fenced backyard in nice neighbor-
hood. $110,000
ENJOY THE SUNSETII! On the balcony of this 3 story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3
bedrooms, 2 baths and recreation room on bottom story. Jacuzzi tub, Trane AC, galval-
uminum roof and more for only $189,000. Call Today!!!
AFFORDABLEII 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 Seel!
$119,500. c13:l13


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Now Accepting Applications!
3 & 4 Bedroom Apts. *
SRental rates beginning at $524
(plus electric, cable andphone)
Rental assistance Available for qualified Applicants
Handicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday riday 9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1993 NISSAN
VIN:1N6SD16Y4PC447601
8:00 A.M. MAR. 24, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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Hel Wanted


MOCK JURORS WANTED
Experience the excitement of
courtroom drama. Have an impact
on the legal system. Mediators
need your opinions on real cases.
Participate in a paid 4 hr. focus
group in Hardee County. Call
ASAP 1-866-487-202. 3:13p


14' ALUMA CRAFT BOAT, '05, 6
HP Mercury motor, aluminum
Highlander trailer, custom made
cover, $1,806. 863-375-2417.
2:21-3:20p



COUCH 7 1/2' LONG, great shape
but needs cleaning, $98.00. 735-
0611. 3:13p
7 FT. MAPLE TABLE with 6 chairs,
china cabinet to match. 767-8822.
3:13c

Hel Want .


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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK













3 acres Steve Roberts Special Mobile Home with
2 car carport Large detached garage and/or
workshop Fenced Many Extras -
All for $89,000.000. MLS#201890

3BR/2BA MH with extra lot in Charlie Creek Close to HWY
27 and all the fishing lakes and golf courses Reduced to
$58,000.000 MLS # 192339
Strong going business Centered around supplies for landscaping
delivered to customer Excellent location one block west of south-
bound 17 Corner location. Includes 2 buildings and open shed -
chain link fence on boundary Sale includes business, land and
buildings Reduced to $109,000.00 MLS # 198942
Ft. Green Area Hwy. 62 5 acres with 3BR/2BA CB Home -
Computer Room Outbuilding Fenced Trees Excellent
Homesite Reduced to $249,000.00 MLS # 201124
3BR/1.5 BA CB Home near shopping and restaurants Very
roomy and neat Priced to Sell $115,000.00 MLS # 201681
Picture yourself living in this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features -
Great for family $240,000.00 MLS # 194427
Residence with business 4BR/2.5BA CB Home with over 2,000 sq
ft under roof. Includes going beauty salon with 2 stations. 1,000 sq
ft of outside buildings 2 lots fenced. New Listing $179,900.00
MLS # 200983

HOMES wIN VARIOUS CA
A, ZOLFO AND B .
ANCINQsA II.A ll^ V-

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
SOur listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can |
a oS Saccess them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net -
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 3:


AARON'S SALES AND LEASE is
now hiring RETAIL MGMT
TRAINEES FOR our WAUCHULA
1026 S. 6th Ave., & ARCADIA
1735 E. Oak St. Paid training, 2
yrs exp. or 2 yrs college req.
Apply In person or e-mail REBEC-
CA.SORDO@AARONRENTS.CO
M. Salary + benefits, commiss,
Sunday off, 45 hrs. week. Must
pass criminal & drug test, 21 yrs,
clean MVR. 3:13c
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL
COMPANY, seeking local delivery
driver. Requirements are CDL,
HAZMAT, Airbrakes and Tanker
endorsements. Apply at 804 S.
6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida. 3:13c
DRIVER NEEDED Bulk gas deliv-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
-.ker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc


NEW LISTING! 3 BR/ 2 BA
home in golf course communi-
ty in Avon Park. $125,000
PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $49,900.
REDUCED! Great income po-
tential! Duplex in Zolfo
Springs! Only $58,000!
PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2 BR/2 BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!

3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

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


LOST: YOUNG PYGMY FM GOAT,
black, off of Edge Dr. off of Boyd
Cowart. REWARD. 863-767-0860.
3:13p



1976 DODGE ASPEN w/slant six,
good shape. Will sell or trade for
a PU truck of equal value. Potted
aloe plants for free. 735-1289.
3:13p.
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

Every horse thinks his
own pack heaviest.


[ Short Time Job *Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
S Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
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10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

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

Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently includ-
ed. Lake frontage. Production
for 2007-08 approximately
3,900 boxes. Only $225,000!

Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 M(guel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
3:13c


NEW 2008 MOBILE HOME and
lot, 3 BR, 2 BA, city sewer and
water, 2050 Petteway, Wauchula
Hills, $70,000, owner pays clos-
ing. Carol's Realty, 863-412-8932
or 941-627-2769. 3:6tfc

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PITBULL PUPPIES call for Info.
245-6802. 3:6-13p
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 9 weeks
old, 2 female, $200 each. 781-
7535. 2:28-3:13p
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 informa-
tion. tfc-dh


ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


VIBURUM SUSPENSUN, 400, 3
gal, OBO; Indian Hawthorne 2000,
3 gal OBO. 863-832-2817. 3:6-13p


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. 3:13-20c


10 ACRES, 3/2 mobile home,
garage, utility room, deep well on'
private road, $225,000.00 OBO.
Call Tom 863-735-1801. 3:13-20p
FOR SALE BY OWNER 2005 3/2
mobile home sitting on .76 acres,
features garden tub, wash-
er/dryer, & island in kitchen..
Reduced price of $85,000. Call BJ
for more details 863-781-0048.
3:13-4:3c
TORREY OAKS, NEW CON-
STRUCTION, home & lot pack-.
ages from $199,900. Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121.
www.hulberthomes.com
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BRAND NEW 3/2/2

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Joe LDavis
I N CN I-E A L T O R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
John O'Neal

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! 5 ac on Lots of mature oak trees make
Cross Creek Ln is native this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
Florida land. Access to Peace site. Very close to Wauchula
River provided by another & Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
shared 5 ac parcel. $100,000! fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
NEW LISTING! Two 5 ac for cattle/horses, or farmland.
tracts off Parnell Rd offered at $168,000!
$14,500/ac. Zoned A-. One Bring your canoe and camper!
tract has old mobile home. Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
PRICE REDUCED! Thrn-key has deeded access to the beau-
car wash operation w/6 open tiful Peace River. Great prop-
bays, 1 automatic wash bay, ertyfor recreation, invest-
vacuum equipment, vending. ment, or homesite! $90,000!
$435,000!
PRICE REDUCED! PEACE
97 ac ranch in the heart of RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2 parcel w/city water & sewer.
barns, cattlepens, fencing & Zoned R-l, which can accom-
ponds. Entertain in the unique modate 2 homesites, Being sold
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. w/0.35 ac parcel, which can
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, accommodate 1 homesite
pine paneling & beams, garden NOW $34,500!
tubs, in-ground pool.
ts, in- und p 27 ac Hamlin grove in E
$1,90,0! Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76 Premier 100x125 ft residential
acs north of Arcadia, lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
3BR/1BA, CB home. $150,000! 14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home 15 acs pasture & native land.
w/privacy fence, central A/H, Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
screened porch. $89,900! w/1809 SF living, 3855 SF
total w/carport & porches.
2.84 acs in the city of Large shed & 18'x40' multi-
Wauchula zoned R-3, multi. purpose pavilion. $259,000!
family residential. City utilities
available. Property has 386 ft Bayside home, Englewood.
of road frontage and is 345 ft Conveniently located on a
deep. $150,000! deep-water canal. $800,000!
HOMESITES OR INVEST-
PRICE REDUCED! 20 ac MENT! Four residential lots in
pastureland is fenced and has a Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
4-in diameter well. Great forare 100'x218' listed for
horses or cattle. Secluded loca- $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
tion would make excellent listed for $46,000! Golf course,
homesite! NOW $10,000/ac! community center, fishing pier,
and shops!
Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF Great location! Commercial
CB home w/granite counter- zoned lot with 450' frontage
tops, ceramic tile & carpet on north end of Fl Ave.
floors. $159,900! $360,000!
.' REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFT IR IIOUHS
K Y S ..........781-0153 DAD ROYAL................781-3490
MR C ,5...............773-96 RRISON........2-0130
TORRE.......781-11 C ON...................

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PART TIME TRUCK driver for
ornamental plant nursery. Apply:
Peace River Growers, 3521 N.
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL
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HIRING CHILD CARE Specialist
must have required state training,
love children and have a positive
attitude. Starting rate $8.00+ PH.,
depending on certificates and
experience. CDAIs a big plus.
Call for appt. 375-3338.
2:14-3:13p


NIWMHIRING TEACHERS wltn a
love for kids and dedication for
learning. Only serious need to
apply. 773-4701. 3:13p


Call Billy Hill


First!


781-1062
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
-206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James y. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -CallMiguel (863) 677-3051


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Classifieds


TORREY OAKS, 2995 Oaks Berid,
Bowling Green. Model home
available Only 1 model left Open
house Sunday, 1-5. Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121.
www.hulberthomes.com
2:28-3:20c
RV LOT FOR SALE or lease in-
Avion Palms Resort, Bowling
Green, Florida. 937-725-6595.
3:13-20p


1980 32' TRAVEL TRAILER. 767-
8822. 3:13c


TAKING APPLICATIONS 3BR/2
1/2 bath luxury home, includes
lawn service, all appliances, 1200
sq. ft. workshop. 375-2070/206-
4794. 3:13p


NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for
rent 2BD/2 Bath mobile home,
Charlie Creek. Monthly rent $600.
Call 863-773-2007. 3:13p
MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 2 bath, CB
house, privacy fence, yard stor-
age shed. First, last, $800 month,
plus security. 735-1339. 3:13p
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic. 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-773-4567, 863-
448-6218. 3:6-4:3p
WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Ware-
houses. 773-6448. 3:13c
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc


15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 3:6-4:3p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-4567. 3:6-4:3p


ATTENTIONI 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


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


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p
BUSHWACKER LAWN SERVICE,
commercial, private. Free esti-
mates. 863-773-6710 or 863-781-
2500 cell. 3:6-4:3p


nuR cno CAnr-EI CLE. INlU
serving Hardee County. Cleaning:
carpet $30' per room; mattress
starting at $50; free estimates on
tile and upholstery and exterior
pressure cleaning. 863-773-6603.
3:13-4:3p
TAKING A TRIP? Need someone
to care for your pets/rural area
residents 30 yrs. Call 206-4794 -
375-2070. 3:13p
JIM'S POND CLEANING, seawall
repairman 767-0439, pretty rea-
sonable 245-9472. 3:6-4:3p
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


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


O Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $i0.00 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 shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.

Skilled Positions
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 FloridaR.N license and amin-
imum of 3 )ears supervisory nursing expeience.:
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

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

Office (863) 773-2177

Cell (863) 245-1112

Fax (863) 773-2178

710 N. Florida Avenue, Wauchula

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Mortgage Specialist One top or all your needs

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KELLER WILLIAMS
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Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 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) 781-1698for more details.
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NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,


Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms'
at
863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Weuchula, FL 33873


3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close 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.13:


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson


CONVENIENT LOCATION for this LIKE 3B/1Bth C/B home
NEW HOME! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco; located and located in family
within walking distance of schools, hospital and
shopping. $150,000 NEW HOMES PRI(
to choose from 31
LOVELY C/B HOME on one acre overlooking starting at $133,000;
15th green of Torrey Oaks Golf Course;
4B/2Bth, new hardwood floors, windows and Furnished 2B/1Bth 1
roof; modern kitchen. $130,000 roof new in 2006;
patio and furniture
EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW ing; nice lot in Ch
HOME at Torrey Oaks; bonus room, high ceil- $55,000
ings, upgraded light fixtures, lovely master
suite, dream kitchen, 3 car garage; superior BRING YOUR SUIT
workmanship and so much more! Call for an home! Fully furnish
appointment to see this outstanding home. home; good location
$279,900 shelter. $50,000
OWNER MOTIVATED! Located on large, Secluded 5 acre tra
fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; family room with fire- creek, plenty of wi
place; spacious rooms; outside storage, your home or week
$135,000
BUILD YOUR NEW
HERITAGE HOME! 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings, available; 1/2 acre e
French doors, plenty of room and located on excellent location. $4
corner lot; wheel chair accessible. $115,000
Convenience store
WALK TO SCHOOL from this 4B/2.5Bth equipment frxti
home; many updates including roof; lovely $759,000
hardwood floors; wood burning fireplace;
fenced yard. $147,000 20 Acres plus 3B/1
GREAT BUY ON THIS 3B/1.5Bth; located in large oaks; metal ba
Wauchula; new roof, updates in main bath and WESTERN HARDE
master bedroom; chain link and privacy 12" well. $365,
fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and rose well. $
garden. $70,000 Lovely home site 5
MOVE YOUR FAMILY TO THIS SPACIOUS oaks and 1 acre pon
GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; laminate
and tile floors; many extras throughout; nicely 30 Acres of pasture
landscaped and move-in ready! $350,000 with natural flow of
or small ranch. $255
NEW PRICE for this 3B/1Bth home and 5
acres; located in quiet country setting; updated COMMERCIAL
kitchen. $199,000 frontage; 1.2 acres.

1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT (
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A.
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAE
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLO
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL J
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329


on 1 acre; well maintained
y neighborhood. $155,000
BED RIGHT! Several plans
B/2Bth or 4B/2Bth; prices
; call for more information
MH, vinyl siding and metal
large screened porch with
for your outside entertain-
larlie Creek M/H Estates.

TCASE and make this your
ihed, 2B/2Bth D/W mobile
i; plus tool shed and storm

act with large oaks, small
ldlife; perfect for building
nd retreat. $99,000
? HOME on one of the 3 lots
each; city water and sewer;
40,000 per lot
located on Highway 64;
ires included; diesel pump.

Bth concrete block home;
rn. $325,000
EE COUNTY! 10 acres with

acres with fruit trees, large
d. $110,000
land; secluded; small pond
water; perfect for home site
5,000
PROPERTY Hwy 17
$100,000

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LAMBERT, Broker
LADAMS .............781-2413
TTE TERRELL...781-6971
ACKSON..............991-1255
HINERMAN........227-0202


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UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tubt Wie'll
make it shine again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-773-6713.
2:21-3:20p
NATIONAL MOTOR CLUB bring-
ing security protection and saving
to individuals and families for
only $14 a month. You will receive
road service, trip planning, vision
and Rx discounts, hospital reim-
bursements, accidental death
benefit and more. Protects you in
the U.S., Canada and Mexico, 24
hr a day, 365 year. Call 1-877-289-
4730 or 863-299-9289. Represen-
tative needed. 2:21-3:20p
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
JiM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem?'Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489;
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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SATURDAY 8-2, GEORGETOWN
LOOP, neighborhood yard sale.
Lots of everything! 3:13p
ESTATE SALE Saturday, 8:00 to
? Furniture, small appliances, lots
of items. Mansfield Rd. off Hwy.
62. 3:13p
MOVING SALE Saturday, 7:00,
215 Indiana Ave., Wauchula.
3:13p
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 8:00 till
2:00. Inside moving sale, 207
North 10th Ave. 3:13p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. til ?, Delta
Kappa Gamma, Florida Ave., in
front of Old Jr. High School.
Furniture, clothes, tools, misc.
items. 3:13p
SATURDAY, 9 til 3, 1044 South
Florida Ave. next to Florida
Hospital. 3:13c
THREE FAMILY SALE some fur-
niture, boys, women, mens
clothes, toys, knick-knacks.
Cleaning out closets and do not
want to store. Saturday, 8-1, 815
S. 9th Ave., close to hospital.
3:13p


ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP, 4709
North Central Ave., Bowling
Green across from Home Depot.
New and used appliances, linens,
clothing, small furniture, knick-
knacks & lots more. Open Daily.
3:13p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 8:00 till
2:00. Fundraiser for RCMA Pre-K
graduation. Lots of baby and
misc. items. 408 North 8th Ave.
3:13p
SATURDAY 8 til ? Household,
movies, games, dolls, clothes,
misc. 2741 West Main St. 3:13p
FRIDAY 2 miles on Hwy. 66 East.
3:13p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 2956 CR
664, turn by Presco in BG head
west, follow signs. Baby items,
household, misc. 3:13p


Dietary Aide Full-Time For 79 bed long-
term care facility to do tray set up, run dish-
washer and general cleaning. MUST BE
ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND
WEEKENDS. If you enjoy working with the
elderly, come join our team.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
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New Homes Pole Barns -
,,,,Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
FREE ESTIMATES ~ REFERENCES
AVAILABLE
Seru rnQ Hardee Count lor Ic. er 2i) \eaJr
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465




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

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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606 Jones St., Bowling Green
3BR/1-1/2B, New appliances, updated interior, new
A/C, tile, total remodel, new roof, $125,000.
S OWNER PAYS CLOSING COST.


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Classifieds


5 or 8 AC, Arcadia
$105,000
80 AC, Brownville,
$15,000 per acre.
OWNER FINANCING
wwwlndcainowco
1-4177-98/76


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D GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
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STAFFING SERVICE INC4.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


www.laborsolutions.com


raibritton@Iaborsolutions.com
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Famiilyiowned&oe rat.r.E.u]ed Sil(~ tince 1996
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Topsy See

REAL ESTATE

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NEW LISTING: 5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with
approval. $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.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled. $164,899.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500. Contract Pending.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes
window treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep
well. $134,995.


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Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
E.: Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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Drivers:
WEL COMPANIES
Great Benefits/Hometime!
OTR $.40/mile, Stop Pay,
Pd. Holidays, 401K!
Clean History: Work,
Criminal, MVR.
No more than 3 jobs in 3
yrs. 23YOA. CDL-A.
Also Accepting
Owner/Operators!
800-387-0088
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Good Shepherd Hospice
Sa d 0o d UlPth Coilc and p ll. Cm
I Initialy Lick ned in 19"4
LPNs
Shift differentials for the
midnight-8am shift. Seeking 1
FT and 2 Per Diem LPNs for
one-on-one bedside care.
RN
FT, Wed-Sun, 8a-5p
Conduct new patient/family
admissions to hospice and
maintain relationships with
referral sources in the
hospital setting.

Benefits such as health,
dental, retirement plan, life
insurance, 4 weeks paid
vacation, bilingual premiums,
mileage reimbursement and
much more!

Interested candidates,
please apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and click on
career opportunities
or fax resumes to
863-616-2536.
EOE/DFWP 3:13
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CjonstlJlcrti.on C ro'p -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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WANTED
Full Time Caring, Devoted, Compassionate, and
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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 13, 2008


Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas
Criminologist


JUVENILE CURFEWS
Juvenile delinquency has long been rooted in American cul-
ture. Youthful offenders have committed status offenses and more
serious crimes since the inception of this country.
Throughout our history, criminal justice practitioners and
politicians have-debated- and enacted legislation in a hope of con-
trolling juvenile crime. Some measures were found to be effective
while the vast majority have failed. And so goes the revolving door
of juvenile justice.
Over the past two decades we have seen youthful offenders
commit increasingly heinous acts of violence. Their rage and dis-
regard for the sanctity of life and personal property has escalated
over time. The Juvenile Justice System has been stretched to its
tearing point with decreasing funding and limited personnel. Yet
the public outcry for relief seems to fall on deaf ears.
The hearing loss of our politicians, however, appears to be.
magically corrected every two to four years. Election time usually
spurs an interest in juvenile crime for those who are seeking pub-
lic office. It is politically appealing to politicians because they
know the citizenry is actively engaged in the issue.
Soon after the political rhetoric and maneuvering, the glam-
orous ideas slowly disintegrate and we return to a limited state of
chaos in regard to juvenile crime and delinquency. Yet one concept
continues to surface, and that is the application of a juvenile cur-
few.
Many people have pondered the notion of enacting a juvenile
curfew in an attempt to reduce juvenile crime and truancy. The pos-
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As with every issue, there are two schools of thought that fuel
the arguments. The premise of juvenile curfews is that serious
criminal activity committed by youthful offenders will decrease if
children under the age of 18 are confined to their residences once
the sun goes down. The ideology herein is similar to Cinderella's
Ball and the events that transpire at the stroke of midnight.
Proponents apparently believe that our youth undergo a daily
metamorphosis at certain hours of the night and become instant
criminals. Other supporters believe that free-range children will
eventually engage in, if not already predisposed toward, criminali-
ty. Opponents of restrictive movements argue that curfews do not
rise to the standard of a compelling governmental interest. They
assert that juvenile curfews impinge upon constitutional rights pro-
tected by law and provide a catch-all net entangling law-abiding
citizens.
In order to make an educated decision, we must examine the
pros and cons of the approach.
At the core of the issue is the balance between a person's indi-
vidual liberty and the protection of the community. Even more so
is the problematic notion that a juvenile's rights should be more
segregated and less protected from that of their adult counterparts.
These points seem to transcend the issue of a simple curfew ordi-
nance.
A conviction held by the founding fathers that all of us are cre-
ated equal and that no person is better than another has been the
foundation of the U.S. Constitution. We all have fundamental rights
to engage in free.speech, move about in an unconstrained manner,
associate with just about any person and practice our chosen reli-
gion. However, to a certain extent that is not entirely true of per-
sons under the age of 18.
Parents have a limited legal right to constrain their children
from engaging in detrimental activities. They can limit their inter-
action with certain people, set in-house curfews and control mone-
tary provisions, to name a few. However, once a parent loses con-
trol of his child it can become a community problem, with many
looking for government intervention. Thus, juvenile curfews
become the forethought of those who desire a sweeping janitorial
approach to the issue.
Opponents to curfews argue that juvenile restrictions violate
the first and 14th amendments regarding such closely held rights.
They hold a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and
adamantly believe that parental responsibility is being superseded
by governmental intervention. To a certain extent, that appears to
be a valid argument.
Many criminologists have suggested that there is a strong cor-
relation between crime and the breakdown of the family. When
there is no role model or positive influence in the life of a child, the
youth seeks out the affection and direction of others. This may lead
to negative interactions and chart a course of criminal endeavors.
There is no disputing the fact that adolescence is a critical time
period for the cognitive, emotional and physical development of a
child. Therefore, it is imperative that our children are properly
mentored during this period of human growth. Parents, church
elders and school personnel should take a more active role in the
lives of our youth. A strong family base of moral conviction is
oftentimes the preventive measure that controls juvenile crime and
delinquency.
There is another sector of our society that plays an important
role in combating juvenile crime and delinquency. Law enforce-
ment agencies have long been engaged in the battle and are con-
stantly hopeful for a solution to the problem. Most are staunch
advocates for the utilization of curfews as a means to an end.
However, nocturnal curfews may not be the best law enforce-
ment approach to resolving this issue. Ajuvenile curfew ordinance
might give the police the sort of arbitrary and unbridled powers that
the general citizenry wants to avoid. This type of wide-reaching
law enforcement practice could severely encroach upon our most
basic civil liberties: the freedom of movement void of governmen-
tal intervention. In addition, consider the fact that a violation of an
ordinance is usually only a low-level misdemeanor. The corre-
sponding punishment doesn't even equate to the level of criminal-
ity that the curfew is intending to suppress.
The juvenile curfew ideology is certainly not counterbalanced
with the perceived loss of fundamental liberties. Opponents of the
curfew believe that throwing a net in the direction of perceived
criminals may just entangle law-abiding people within our com-
munity. Many school-aged children actively participate in after-
hours extracurricular activities such as basketball, football, musi-
cals and religious events. These venues have been known to take
place in the early evening hours and extend to later in the night. It:
is probable to surmise that a nocturnal curfew would severely cur-'
tail these community- approved functions. In essence, we would be
impeding the innocence of youth for the delinquent and criminal
acts committed by their problematic counterparts.
Supporters of the nighttime ban on streetwalking juveniles
adamantly believe that such a preemptive approach to crime will
make the community a safer place to reside. They argue that youth-
ful offenders will not have the opportunity to engage in mischie-


vous conduct while being placed under house arrest until sunrise
There may be some merit to this argument. Children at home are
less likely to commit criminal acts in the public venue. However,
empirical research supporting that premise is wholly unavailable.
It is easy to legitimize the arguments of those in favor of sup-
pressing the notion that nocturnal curfews are an effective means
of controlling the abhorrent behavior of some juveniles. On the
contrary, the impingement of fundamental civil liberties appears to
be a valid concern regarding the use of curfews as a tool in the sup-
pression of juvenile crime/delinquency. Thus it appears as though
we are facing quite a conundrum, which is destined for Supreme
Court interpretation. To date, the justices have not granted a review
or heard any oral arguments concerning the matter. Therefore, we
have not been given any clear guidelines regarding the constitu-
tional issues attached to nocturnal juvenile curfews. Until such
time we will continue to search for equilibrium between communi-
ty safety and individual liberty as the revolving door of juvenile
justice continues to spin.
One thing is clear, though. When we decide to move the line
and rein in civil liberties, we begin to walk the slippery slope of
injustice. Once a juvenile curfew is enacted, other more restrictive
legislation may be promulgated that could chip away at the rights
of all people, including adults.
Dr Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.


Letter To The Editor

CFRPC Public Hearing On

Mining Plan Was Unfair


Dear Editor:
On Feb. 13, 2008, the
CFRPC (Central Florida Re-
gional Planning Council) held a
public hearing on a DRI appli-
cation by Mosaic Company to
permit a 10,885 phosphate strip
mine (S. Fort Meade Mine/Har-
dee County Tract) on the east
banks of the Peace River and
south of the Polk/Hardee
County line.
As a non-profit environmen-
tal organization People for
Protecting Peace River Inc.
(3PR) was anticipating the
opportunity to exercise objector
status and cross-examine
Mosaic's expert witnesses at
this hearing, and had retained
legal counsel for that purpose.
We were denied that opportuni-
ty in a pre-hearing telephone
phone call with the CFRPC's
counsel, Mr. White.
Furthermore we were antici-
pating that an expert witness,
Dr. Sydney Bacchus, a hydroe-
cologist and mine-impacts spe-
cialist, would be allowed to
enter testimony into the public
record concerning off-site
impacts of existing mines and
be heard by the council. Her
testimony was limited to five
minutes inadequate time to
make her point. The Mosaic
presentation and CFRPC staff
report were allowed more than
two hours while all public com-


ment was limited to five min-
utes per speaker.
According to the Florida
Administrative Code in the
chapter Rules and Procedure
Pertaining to Developments of
Regional Impact it is stated
under rule 9J-2.024 Regional
Report and Recommendations
that: "The regional planning
agency shall afford any sub-
stantially affected party the
opportunity to present evidence
to the regional planning agency
head related to the proposed
regional report and recommen-
dations."
The public hearing of Feb. 13
was a sham. Indeed it did not
serve the public interest. The
rules governing adequate and
fair public review of the S. Fort
Meade Mine extension were not
respected. The public hearing
process was weighted entirely
in the favor of the applicant,
Mosaic, and the CFRPC sup-
ported and abetted that imbal-
ance.
We feel that rule 9J-2.024
was ignored by the CFRPC at
the public hearing and have
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Tom Pelham, secretary of the
Florida Department of Com-
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March 13, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


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

COUNTY
March 9, Felipe Rangel Ramirez, 46, of 612 Alabama St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with
DUI.
March 9, Nathan Henry M --:-n, 27, of 3208 Purdue Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with
possession 6f drugs with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a wor-
ship center, store or school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 9, Frank William Johns, 57, of 4120 U.S. 98 East, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. James Adler on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
March 9, Jose Sustaita, 38, of 702 Tennessee St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud and
charged with DUI.
March 9, vehicles stolen on Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue
and South Road, and criminal mischief on Cedar Street were
reported.

March 8, Benito Sone Escjiivel, 39, of 1905 Griffin Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a'charge of con-
tempt of court.
March 8, burglary of a conveyance on Popash Road, vehicles
stolen on U.S. 17 South, SR 62, Elm Street and Old Polk Road,
criminal mischief on Baker Street and a theft on Star Avenue were
reported.

March 7, Amanda Marlene Evans, 26, of 525 NW 10th St.,
High Springs, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan and charged
with sale of methamphetamine and possession, delivery or manu-
facture of drug paraphernalia.
March 7, Willie D. Roe, 51, of 4240 E. Curtis Ave., Tampa,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of withholding
support of children.
March 7, David Anthony West, 25, of 2653 Brownsville St.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on charges of sale
of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 7, Laurencio Casarrubias, 27, of 2493 Pine Cone Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
March 7, Anita Castillo, 33, of 4335 Alderman Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with sale of methamphetamine and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
March 7, a robbery/hold-up on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on
East Broward Stret, Hibiscus Lane, Burton Street and U.S. 17
South were reported.

March 6, Michael Dale Meeks, 47, of 402 N. Walker Road,
Avon Park, was arrested on a charge of non-support of children.
March 6, Juan Francisco Orozco-Gil, 31, of 440 Main St.,
Avon Park, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer without
violence and failure to appear in court. He was detained for the
Immigration and Naturalization Service ((INS).
March 6, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, a vehicle stolen
on Moffit Road, criminal mischief on Captiva Street, and a theft on
Popash Road were reported.

March 5, Brandon Keith Wisniewski, 23, of 1025 Blue Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Eddie Davis and charged with pos-
session of a controlled substance without a prescription.
March 5, Christopher Michael Bartown, 47, of 23rd St. SW,
Winter Haven, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther on a charge
of failure to appear in court.
March 5, Kellie Michelle Gassett, 34, of 1770 W. Clower St.,
Bartow, was arrested on a charge of non-support of children.
March 5, Sucora Renard, 19, of 676 Snell St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.

March 5,the following people were arrested by DTF:
Amy Denice Altieri, 32, 2902 Oak Hill Road, Wauchula, pos-
session/delivery of drug paraphernalia and sale of methampheta-
mine.
Denna Danette Carlton, 42, 4390 Stevens Carlton Place,
Wauchula, possession of drug paraphernalia and sale of metham-
phetamine.
Kathy Eileen Hawk, 49, 714 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Rosa Linda Carmona, 1816 Alamo Ave., Wauchula, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, and two
counts possession/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
James Riley Driver, 43, of 1867 Kazen Road, Wauchula, two
counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or
school, and two counts possession/manufacture/delivery of drug
paraphernalia.
Matthew Mark McEntyre, 30, of 1830 Doc Lindsey St., Fort
Meade, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or
school and possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
Tavaris Deon Wilson, 20, of 838 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
chula, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to
sell, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church or school, and
two counts possession/delivery/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
Joe Louis Brown, 70, 627 Hyde St., Wauchula, sale of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia, possession/manufacture of drug
paraphernalia, possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon,
and possession of a short-barreled gun.
Edie Melina Corbo, 47, of 5009 Parnell Road, Zolfo Springs,
possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and dri-
ving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Maria Anna Montoya, 28, 1123, Lincoln St., Wauchula, two
counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or
school, and two counts possession/manufacture of drug parapher-
nalia.
Christopher Lamar Hodges, 23, of 215 Cracker Lane, Wau-
chula, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or
school, and possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
Wesley Petiphar, 21, of 3806 Huntwick Blvd., Davenport, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church or school and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Mark Dean Fuston, 34, 3809 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green,
sale of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Darius Westley Hudson, 28, of 1560 Martin Luther King Jr.,
Ave., Wauchula, possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture,
possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a
church or school, possession of drug paraphernalia and posses-


sion/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
Kyle Matthew Lumley, 20, and Danny Lee Lumley, 45, both
of 3867 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green, sale of methamphetamine
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jeff Austin McCall, 32, 567 Callie Lane, Bowling Green, sale
of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church or school and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Rufus Minor Howell, 34, 570 Webb Road, Wauchula, sale of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Jerome Youngblood, 30, 3086 Jack Jones Road, Wau-
chula, possession of amphetamine with intent to sell, sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school, posses-
sion of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and posses-


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sion/manufacture/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Gary Dewayne Grills, 43, 614 Saunders St., Wauchula, sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school and pos-
session/manufacture/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Joshua Garrett Brantley, 20, of 910 Seminole St., Wauchula,
possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, pos-
session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Glenn Theadore Curry, 22, of 210 Bell St., Wauchula, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a church or school, and two counts possession/manufacture
of drug paraphernalia. He was detained on three counts of violation
of probation.

March 5, a residential burglary on SR 62, and thefts on Jack
Smith Road and on Maude Road were reported.

March 4, Edgar Venegas, 27, of 499 Cypress St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of contempt of
court.

March 4, the following people were arrested byh DTF:
Nicole Renee Smith, 26,"101 Dixie Drive, Bowling Green, sale
of methamphetamine and possession/delivery of drug parapherna-
lia.
Henry Kenneth Daniels, 25, 5021 Snelling Ave., Bowling
Green, possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet
of a church or school, possession of drug paraphernalia and pos-
session/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, possession of
a controlled substance without.a prescription and possession of
drug paraphernalia.

March 4, residential burglaries on Monroe Street, East
Broward Street and North Hollandtown Road, criminal mischief on
Popash Road, burglary of a conveyance on Finch Drive, a vehicle


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
And they went, and found it
as He had told them, and
prepared the Passover. And
when the hour came, He sat
at table and the apostles
with Him. And He said to
them, "I have earnestly de-
sired to eat this Passover
with you before I suffer; for I
tell you I shall not eat it until
all is fulfilled in the Kingdom
of God."
Luke 22:13-16 (RSV)


FRIDAY
Then they arrived at a place
called Gethesemane, and
Jesus said to His disciples,
"Sit down here while I pray."
... When He came back for
the third time, He said, "Are
you still going to sleep and
take your ease? All right -
the moment has come; ,ngw
you are going to see the Son
of Man betrayed into the
hands of evil men."
Mark 14:32,36 (PME)

SATURDAY
While He was still speaking,
Judas, one of the Twelve,
appeared. With him was a
great crowd armed with
swords and cudgels, sent by
the chief priests and the
elders of the nation. Then
they came forward, seized
Jesus.and held Him fast.
Matthew 26:47-50 (NEB)

SUNDAY
First they led Him to Annias;
for he was the father-in-law
of Caiphas, who was high
priest that year . Annias
then sent Him bound to
Caiphas, the high priest...
Then they led Jesus from the
house of Caiphas to the
praetoriuim and Pilate
went out to them . Then
Pilate took Jesus and had
Him flogged and the soldiers
plaited a crown of thorns
and put it on His head.
John 18:13,24,28a-29 and 19:1-2
(RSV)
MONDAY
As they led Him away to exe-
cution, they seized upon a
man called Simon, from
Cyrene, on his way in from
the country, put the cross on
his back and made him walk
behind Jesus, carrying it...
There were two others with
Him, criminals who were be-
ing led away to execution.
Luke 26:26,32 (NEB)

TUESDAY
And they brought Him to the
place called Golgotha
(which means the place of a
skull), and they crucified
Him and divided His gar-
ments among them, casting
lots for them to decide what
each should take.
Mark 15:23-24 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Now, from midday until 3
o'clock darkness spread
over the whole countryside,
and Jesus cried with a loud
voice, "My God, My God,
why did You forsake Me?"..
But Jesus gave one more
cry, and yielded up His spir-
it. And behold, the curtain of
the Temple was torn in two,
from top to bottom, and the
earth shook and the rocks
were split . And Joseph


took the body, and wrapped
it in a clean linen shroud and
laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn in the
rock, and he rolled a great
stone to the door of the
tomb.
Matthew 27:45-46,50-51,59-60
(NEB)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


stolen on Fish Branch Road and a theft on Altman Road we're
reported.

March 3, Moises Tellez Flores, 27, of 405 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
March 3, Justin Heath Morris, 31, of 3225 U.S. 17 South,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged
with trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
March 3, a fight on Carlton. Street, a vehicle stolen on
Maxwell Drive, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 9, Rashay Renard Melton, 21, of 761 Chamberlain
Blvd, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and
charged with DUI, hit-and-run/leaving the scene of a crash, resist-
ing an officer without violence and driving with knowledge of a
suspended license. At the jail, Sgt. Eric Thompson added a charge
of grand theft of a vehicle.
March 9, criminal mischief on Carlton Street was reported.

March 8, Jose Manuel Aquino, 25, of 4421 U.S. 17, Bowling
.Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI and
another traffic offense.
March 8, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South, a tag stolen on
South Seventh Avenue and a theft on Seminole Street were report-
ed.

March 7, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 5, Brad Alexander Bloom, 43, of 1834 W. Smugglers
Cove Drive, Gulf Breeze, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and
charged with DUI and another traffic offense.
March 5, a residential burglary on West Bay Street was report-
ed.
BOWLING GREEN
March 9, a residential burglary on Dixiana Drive was report-
ed.

March 8, a vehicle was reported stolen on East Coconut
Street.
March 7, Jorge David Torres-Villanueva, 19, of 315 SR 62,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged
with DUI, aggravated fleeing to elude, and two other traffic offens-
es.

March 5, residential burglaries on Grove Street and Chester
Avenue, and a fight on Jones Street were reported.

March 4, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North was re
ported.

March 3, a residential burglary on Poplar Avenue was report-
ed.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 6, a theft on Third Street East was reported.

March 3, a residential burglary on Suwannee Street was
reported.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE
HARDEE COUNTY.
AMENDMENTS ADOPTED BY
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13
NOT IN COMPLIANCE,
AND THE REMAINING AMENDMENTS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
ORDINANCE NOS. 2008-07, 2007-12, 2007-14 AND 2007-16
ON DECEMBER 13, 2007
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 07-2-NOI-2501-(A)-(I)-(N)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Hardee County amendments
adopted by Ordinance 2007-13 on December 13, 2007, Not In Compliance, and the
remaining amendments adopted pursuant to Ordinance Nos. 2008-07, 2007-12, 2007-14
and 2007-16 on December 13, 2007, In Compliance, pursuant to Sections 163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189, FS.

The adopted Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the Department's
Objections, Recommendations, and Comments Report (if any), and the Department's
Statement of Intent to find the Comprehensive Plan Amendments Not In Compliance will
be available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, dur-
ing normal business hours, at the Hardee County Planning Director Office, 110 South 9th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S;, has a-right to petition for
an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency.determination that the above
referenced amendments to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance,
as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), FS. The petition must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice; a copy must be mailed or delivered to the local
government and must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.
Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an admin-
istrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition
is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testi-
mony and forward a recommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this
Notice of Intent shall become final agency action.
This Notice of Intent and the Statement of Intent for those amendments) found Not
In Compliance will be forwarded by petition to the Division of Administrative Hearings
(DOAH) of the: Department of Management Services for the scheduling of an
Administrative Hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The purpose of the
administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony on the noncompliance
issues alleged by the Department in its Objections, Recommendations, and Comments
Report and Statement of Intent in order to secure a recommended order for forwarding
to the Administration Commission.

Affected persons may petition to intervene in either proceeding referenced above. A
petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before the final hearing and
must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205,
F.A.C. Pursuant to Section 163.3184(10), F.S., no new issues may be alleged as a rea-
son to find a plan amendment not in compliance in a petition to intervene filed more than
twenty one (21) days after publication of this notice unless the petitioner establishes good
cause for not alleging such new issues within the twenty one (21) day time period. The
petition for intervention shall be filed at DOAH, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3060, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local.government and the
Department. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time frame constitutes a
waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the administrative hearing.

After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pursuant
to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected person who is made a party to the pro-
ceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the Division
of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an
administrative hearing.

-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
S2555 ShOmard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
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Cops For Christ
By Sgt. Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Associate Chaplain


WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?
It seems every night that I turn on the news or pull it up on the.
Internet, I hear about someone who has been robbed or people
killed for nothing.
As an officer for what seems like a lifetime now, these events
become a part of everyday life. Even so, I'm still shocked by peo-
ple's inhumanity to each other. And it doesn't matter what race you
are or what religion or what country you claim. No one is safe.
As Christians, we have to take a stand against the evil of this
world. We have to know what God's will is for us.
The great thing about God is that He cares about the things that
matter to us, too. He gave all of us different personalities and there-
fore we have different views of the world, likes and dislikes,
strengths and weaknesses.


God cares about what we care about. Psalm 37:4-5: "Delight
yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will do this."
To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything -
our lives, families, jobs, possessions to His control and guid-
ance.
I see more and more Christians who don't want to "ruffle any
feathers" and just go to church on Sundays and pretend horrible
things in this world and in the county don't happen. Our hearts
should break every day knowing that innocent people are killed,
our mothers and daughters are raped, and children are molested
every day.
As officers we certainly should feel for the people we serve,
our hearts should ache when we see how some people and children
in our own community live. We certainly have an obligation to
speak out about these things that matter to us.
There are people in our own country and in this county who
are homeless, children who have no one to care for them, and peo-
ple we know who are lost and we don't reach out to them. As a
small community, as a civilized society how can we stand by and
do nothing?
It is time for us to step out of the church and seek the lost.
Ezekiel 34:16: "I will search for the lost and bring back the strays.
I will build up the injured and strengthen the weak."
I could go on and on about so many different things, but my
point is to get you thinking about what matters to you in your life
and in your community.
By the way, what matters to me? God, my family, my friends,
my country, the lost, the deceived, protecting the innocent, and
striving to do God's will every day.
I read a very intriguing quote the other day and I think it sums
up what I have been writing about and how I feel our world is start-
ing to become silent about the things that matter. It is time to


break the silence it is time to speak the words of God!
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the
things that matter," Martin Luther King Jr.
My new ministry, Soldiers of Christ, will be meeting the sec-
ond Thursday of each month starting in March (today!) at Nicholas
Family Restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. All officers, active and retired,
and their families are welcome to attend. We will have fellowship
and a short Bible study. If you have any questions, please e-mail
me. Hope to see you there!
Sgt. Barry L Schnable of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office can be
reached via e-mail to: flachaplain@yahoo.com.


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2008 HARDEE COUNTY FAIR



4-H AND FFA LIVESTOCK SALE


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Young Zach Durastanti received ribbon for Best of Show.


GRAND CHAMPION STEER


Exibitor: Abby Clark


Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price: $$8.00


Reserve champion Brooke Shaw is presented blue rib-
bon by judge Greg West of Polk County.


GRAND CHAMPION SWINE


Exibitor: Kaitlyn Shaw


Buyer: Cats Corner


Sale Price: $$5.00


Showing Mini-Lops were (from left) Emily Bennett,
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Exibitor: Dalton Rease


Buyer:Attachment Solutions


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Sale Price: $3.50


RESERVE CHAMPION SWINE
Exibitor: Dillard Albritton Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: First National Bank


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Dairy Reserve Champion shown by Jessica Hunt.


Raising Mini Rex were (from left) Carly White, Jamee Keller, J.C. Kulig, Rachel Garland
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sale.


In the mixed class wpre (from left) Garrett Ham, Bridgette Conley, Andrea Ameres,
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Steers


Exibitor: Krystin Robertson Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Robertson Farms


Exibitor: Kaylee Brummett Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exibitor: Kramer Royal Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Jessica McVay Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Doyle Carlton III Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


Exibitor: Hayden Lindsey Sale Price: $3.50 Exibitor: Philip Barton Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: Christina English Sale Price: $2.75
Buyer: Veg King Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton Buyer: Walter Farr


Exibitor: Dalton Hewett Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Peace River Electric


Exibitor: Dalton Farr Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equip


Exibitor: Jacob Lowe Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Parker Farms


Exibitor: Dale Bucy
Buyer: FINR


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Exibitor: Caleb Reas Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Tyler Pella Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: 4-H Foundation Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Kelly Durrance Livestock Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Dylan Farr Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Pete's Pharmacy


Exibitor: Sidney Crews Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: Bayleigh Pierstorff Sale Price: $2.50
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting Buyer: Lonestar Construction


Exibitor: Steven Crews Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: Matthew Greubel
Buyer: Florida Fence Post Buyer: FINR


Sale Price: $3.25


Exibitor: Laina Durrance Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Benny Albritton Grove Service


Exibitor: Makenna Fite Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Clay McNabb Sale Price: $2.75 Exibitor: Aaron Brown Sale Price: $2.75
Buyer: Vandolah Power Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exibitor: Jake Crews Sale Price: $2.50 Exibitor: Hardee FFA
Buyer: S & D Feeders Buyer: 7S Bar


Sale Price: $4.50


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Exibitor: Kyndall Robertson Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equip.


Exibitor: Taylor Pohl Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Kaitlyn Laker Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Larrett Smith Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equip.


Exibitor: Brook Aleman Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton


Exibitor: Marisa Shivers Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Sweetbay


Exibitor: Chelsey Steedley Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Steve Senn Elec.


Exibitor: Timothy Steedley Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Tyler Cloud Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Rimes & Son Construction


Exibitor: Kole Robertson Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Coyote Lake


Exibitor: Wyatt Kofke Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Lincoln Saunders Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Jr. Buyer: Carl Saunders


Exibitor: Ciarra Gough Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Farm Bureau


Exibitor: Melissa Hartley Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Veg King


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Buyer: Wauchula Abstract


Exibitor: Brittany Hines Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit


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Exibitor: Cheyenne Pohl Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Colten Howell Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Coldwell Banker


Exibitor: Paul Gough Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Pete's Pharmacy


Exibitor: Shelby Albritton Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Nicholson Grove Service


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Exibitor: Blake Farrer Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Carleigh Coleman Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Heartland Growers Buyer: English Chevy


Exibitor: Cody Cumbee Sale Price: $4.00 Exibitor: Danielle Smith Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: T & T Reclamation Buyer: Bar Crescent S Ranch


Exibitor: Elisabeth Ragan Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Krause Grove Service


Exibitor: Holden Nickerson Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equip.


Exibitor: Morgan Crews Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Devane Groves


Exibitor: Miranda Smith Sale Price: $5.50
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Exibitor: William Crawford Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Vandolah Power


Exibitor: Bradley Brewer Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Courtney Buckley Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit


Exibitor: Brea Farrer Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Bar Crescent S Ranch


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Exibitor: Carter Lambert Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer; Hanchey's Carpets


Exibitor: Emily Williams Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Cat's on Main


Exibitor: Brandi Westberry Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: TECO


Exibitor: Justin Hines Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Chapman Fruit


Exibitor: Katie Smith Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Skpper Citrus


Exibitor: Brooke Conley Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Conley Grove Service


Exibitor: Daniel Miller Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Rimes & Sons Inc.


Exibitor: Greg Aleman Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Sweetbay


Exibitor: Ty Trammell Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: D & E Auto


Exibitor: Ashley Bass Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Petteway Citrus & Cattle


Exibitor: Shelby Durrance Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Okeechobee Livestock Mkt.


Exibitor: Meagan Shivers Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Jeff and Kelly Johnson


Exibitor: Leah Weeks Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: FINR


Exibitor: Dalton Rabon Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Cobb Construction


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Exibitor: Kaylee Hogenauer Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Kristen Cumbee Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Superior Livestock Mkt.


Exibitor: Justin Rickett Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Davis Enterprises


Exibitor: Chelsea Wallace Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Davis Citrus Mgmt.


Exibitor: Luke Winter Sale Price: $5.50
Buyer: Larry Davis Citrus


Exibitor: Brian Yake Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Conley Grove Service


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Buyer: D3 Farms


Exibitor: Murrell Winter Sale Price: $6.00
Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton


Exibitor: Amanda Hayes Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Norm Nickerson & Son


Exibitor: Wintz Terrell Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


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Swine


Exibitor: Justin Knight Sale Price: $4.50
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exibitor: Audra Weeks Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Roland Skipper


Exibitor: Tara McNabb Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Tree Air Cattle Company


Exibitor: Kyle Ward Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Global Produce & Sales


Exibitor: Jessica Deese Sale Price: $3.00 Exibitor: Joel Garland
Buyer: Petteway Citrus Buyer: Johnson


Sale Price: $3.00
Harvesting


Exibitor: Katie Rogers Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Graham Farms


Exibitor: Cleston Sanders Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: David Singletary


Exibitor: Dillon Rabon Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Grayson Lambert Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Torrey Oaks


Exibitor: April Garland Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Jr.


Exibitor: Jeremy Rowe Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Taylor Tompkins Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Farr Groves


Exibitor: Bailey Knight Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Graham Farms


Exibitor: Amanda McNabb Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Rebeka Brown Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Wauchula State Bank


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Exibitor: Dylart Roberts Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Jacob Rickett Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Exibitor: Savannah Miller Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Perrington Feeders


Exibitor: Sarah B. Albritton Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Gourley Plastering


Exibitor: Wyatt Maddox Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Aliva Daniels
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: John Andrew Miller Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: First Fruit


Exibitor: Holly Hughes Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: David Singletary


Exibitor: Farrah Muntz Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Everglades Farm Equip.


Exibitor: Emily Albritton Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Doyle Carlton III


Exibitor: Philiip Ragan
Buyer: CF


Sale PRice: $3.50


Exibitor: Austin Wallace Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Hardee Petroleum


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Exibitor: Dawson Crawford Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Grove & Ranch


Exibitor: Amber Westberry Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Spiller Grading


Exibitor: Tucker Albritton Sale Price: $6.50
Buyer: Gourley Plastering


Exibitor: Cade Roberts Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Mosaic


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Exibitor: Dalton Bryant Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Farm Bureau


Exibitor: Chase Benton Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: Dan & Linda Smith


Exibitor: Harley Staton Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Clear Springs


Exibitor: Matthew Grace Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Lance McCrary Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: RR Smith Ranch


Exibitor: Dustin Maddox Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: David Singletary


Exibitor: Hunter Gibson Sale Price: $3.50 Exibitor: Cacee Keller
Buyer: Heartland Growers Buyer: CF


Sale Price: $3.50


Exibitor: Brooke Knight Sale Price: $3.00
Buyer: Cobb Site Development


Exibitor: McKenna Crawford Sale Price: $5.00
Buyer: Peace River Electric


Exibitor: Kody Porter Sale Price: $3.75
Buyer: CF


Exibitor: Levi Lovett Sale Price: $4.00
Buyer: Beef O Brady's


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Buyer: Walter & Carol Farr


Exibitor: Dalton Tubbs Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: Mosaic


Exibitor: Shayna Harned Sale Price: $3.50
Buyer: JLC Farms


Exibitor: Will Bennett Sale Price: $11.00
Buyer: TNT Reclamation


Exibitor: Conner Crawford Sale Price: $8.00
Buyer: Vandolah Power


Exibitor: Michael Grace Sale Price: $3.25
Buyer: UAP


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Best wishes to Bob and
Carole Jones who will celebrate
55 years of marriage on March
27. Harold and Betty Johnson
will also celebrate 67 years of
marriage on March 27. Keep
Carl Stromme and Keith Mun-
sie in your prayers this month
as they undergo tests, treat-
ments and surgeries.
CRAFT FAIR AND
BAKE SALE
There was a large turnout on
March 3 for the craft fair, bake
sale and luncheon. There was a
great selection of baked goods
for sale and a wide variety of
craft items for sale. Millie
Kocher was the winner of the
afghan.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on March were
Diane and Bill Burget and Don
and Jeri Plumley. Tom Ely led
the U.S. Pledge, Bernice Eng-
lish led the Canadian Pledge
and Lee Roy Behymer led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Zane and Betty Heffner, Lee
Roy and Wilma Behymer, Janet
Copenhaver, Don and Carol
Merillat and Shirley and Lor-
raine Smith.
BINGO
Jim Phillips won the paper
special on Feb. 29 and the hot
ball jackpot was split between
Linda Saunders, Carrie Bash-
ford and Lillian Hulsing. Linda
Lockett, Millie Kocher and Don
Ahearn split the paper special
on March 3 and Judy McBride
won the hot ball jackpot.
SCORES
Men's Golf, Feb. 28: A's, tie
between Bob Kramer and Don
Harkin; B's, Brian Kavanagh;
C's, Charlie McKnight; and
'D's, Jim Hommon.
Ladies Golf, Feb. 28: tie
between Eileen Kearns and
Mary Kessler.


Mixed Golf, March 3: the
winners were Ross Law, Judy
Hornbeck, Marg Walter and
Frank Montgomery.
Shuffling, March 4: Three-
game winners were Mike De-
freitas, Eleanor Dice, Bernice
English, Bob Funkhouser, Al
Johnson, Pennie Kendorski,
Lorraine Howerter, Charlie
Howerter, Bob Kramer, Jack
Morrell and Nancy Morrison.
Bocce, March 5: first, Red
Team; second, Purple Team;
and third, Grey Team.
CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the
greeter for the 140 residents and
visitors that attended church
service on March 2. Rev. Winne
led everyone in singing "Oh
Come Let Us Adore Him" to
open the service. Rev. Winne
had several members of his
family attending church ser-
vice, including three sisters and
their husbands. His son, Rev.
Douglas Winne, who serves as
pastor at the First Evangelical
Free Church in Lancaster, Pa.,
joined him for a trombone duet.
Then his daughter, Shirley from
Illinois and Marilou from
Arizona, joined them in singing
"According to They Loving
Kindness."
Don Merillat gave the offer-
tory prayer. Bob Wilday and
Lowell Gordon were ushers.
Carole Jones, pianist, and Wil-
ma Behymer, organist, played
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
as the offering was received.
The choir's anthem was "Child
of the King" directed by Nancy
Morrison. Rev. Douglas
Winne's inspiring sermon was
titled "Has Someone Done You
Wrong?" based on Scripture
Ephesians 1:15-19.
A social time followed the
service where Judy and Jerry
McBride, Flo Smith and Herb
Wahl served doughnuts, coffee
and orange juice.


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-Rosalynn Carter


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March 13, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11C


-Schedule Of Weekly Services


iBWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
,Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ ..1:00'.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wgklesday Prayer ..:.....6:30 p.m.

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773.9013
SBible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .:...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Se;vice ..................:.7:00 p.m.

Communion-2nd Sun. Eye. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. -375.4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ II:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

Ielp your brother's boat
across, and your own will
reach the shore.


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
..............................................6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday ................................10:00 a.m .

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

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

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










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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD n
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773.3470
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773.2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m.:
Sunday Worship .....:.............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ................5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service;.....7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper ...........5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worshipfor gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).........................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..........:.......10:45 a.p.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr, oldsClass
(Lil' K)/So tffie Singer, *-
.................... ...m........6t39 8:00 p.m,
Jam Team......................630-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347, Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible, Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...;..............9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

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


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ...... .........9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............1...1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..................1.1:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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


PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY "CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773- 8251 Crewsville Road
5814 Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m. Sunday School ......................:45 a.m.
,Worship Service-.,............... 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wed E eninm Pray'r ...... ..7;00 p.m. ~.F, ening Worship .7.....T. 7 00 p.m.
W Dednesay r-ayer J W


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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I h00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 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.
SBCAffiliation-

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .....................:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... .......130 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


Wednesday Prayer T, .. 7 mi

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................730 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ...................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m- ..
W orship ..............'.................. 1:00 a.m .
Evening.................... ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.

Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportunity
for a kindness.
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ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship .............1..0:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ...........7:00 p.m.

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

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

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .. ..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

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












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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Keith Edward Humphrey, 22,
Wauchula, and Regina Michelle
Massey, 22, Wauchula.
Jacob Nathaniel Juarez, 18,
Bowling Green, and A. Lee,
18, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
National American Corp. LP
vs. Donald K. Taylor and Carol
Taylor, judgment awarding
attorney fees.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Luciano Lara, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Diane R. Bousquet, transfer to
Sarasota County.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Shelby G. Bryant, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Daul-
ton J. Benton, judgment, execu-
tion withheld.
Capital One Bank vs. Carlos
Trujillo, judgment, execution
withheld.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Corey R. Chaney, stipulated
settlement approved, execution
withheld.
Capital One Bank vs. Harvey
R. George, judgment of Dec.
29, 2006 enforced.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Barbara Lee Hassell, disor-
derly conduct and resisting an
officer without violent force,
time served, $315 fine and court
costs, $150 investigative costs.
Gilbert Leyva, possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation nine
months, drug abuse evaluation
and treatment, random drug
screens, no alcohol or bars,
warrantless search and seizure,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, 30 hours
community service.
Pedro Reyes, petit theft, 20
days with credit for time served
(CTS), $315 fine and court
costs.
Shane Dylan Shepard, do-
mestic battery, transferred to
pretrial diversionary program.
Jose Hernandez Trejo, two
counts battery and trespass, 12
months probation, random drug
screens, no contact with victim,
$767 fine and court costs, $440
public defender fee, 75 hours
community service; disorderly
intoxication, not prosecuted.
Elizabeth Buffalo, violation
of a injunction for protection,
nine months in jail, CTS and
concurrent with felony sen-,
tence, $315 fine and court costs.
Jevon Lee Burks, loiter-
ing/prowling, petit theft and
two counts resisting an officer
without violence, 45 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Raymundo Arlonzo Matiaz
AKA Hector Garcia, battery -
amended to disorderly conduct,


carrying a concealed weapon,
giving a false ID to a law
enforcement officer and resist-
ing an officer without violence,
100 days CTS followed by 12
months probation, no weapons
or firearms, no alcohol or bars,
random drug screens, $630
fines and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $60 court-
appointed attorney fee, 40
hours community service.
Michael Harry Mohn, resist-
ing an officer without violence,
violation of the open container
law and violation of probation
(original charges indecent
exposure, DUI, disorderly
intoxication and disorderly con-
duct), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, $315 fine
and court costs and $40 public
defender fee added to outstand-
ing fines and fees.
Moises Garcia Morales, petit
theft, estreated bond.
Norman Rivers, resisting an
officer without violence and
loitering/prowling, time served,
$315 fine and court costs.'
John Henry Summerville,
possession of marijuana, adju-
dication withheld, 12 months
probation, alcohol/drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, ran-
dom drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 50 hours com-
munity service; possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Juan Antonio Escobedo Jr.,
violation of probation (original
charge violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion), probation revoked, 120
days in jail.

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.
Brad Alexander Bloom, DUI
and violation of driver license
restrictions, 12 months proba-
tion with condition of 20 days
CTS, license suspended five
years, ignition interlock eight
years, multiple offender DUI
school, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, no bars or
alcohol, random drug screens,
$1,428 fines and court costs,
$60 public defender fee; refusal
to submit-to DUI tests, not pros-
ecuted.
Vernika Marie Jacobs, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), adjudication with-
held, $330 fine and court costs.
Juan Antonio Escobedo Jr.
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS and con-
current with misdemeanor sen-
tence.
Barbara Lee Hassell, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 60 days.
Alfredo Melendez, DWLS,


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attaching tag not assigned and
no registration, 17 days CTS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Fausto Molina-Barajas,
DWLS, dismissed.
Edeberto Padilla, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Cirilo Arroyo, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-.
pended six months, DUI school,
evaluation/treatment, random
drug screens, no bars or alco-
hol, warrantless search and
seizure, $903 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Elizabeth Danielle Deleon,
DUI, probation 12 months,
license suspended six months,
tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, evaluation and treat-
ment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens,
$640.50 fine and court costs.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
James L. Tate Jr., vs. Walter
A. McNeil and the state
Department of Corrections,
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Don Hunt, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Timothy Lee Rimes and
Sondra Denise Rimes, divorce.
Tammy Lambert and David
William Lambert, divorce.
Keisha Bagwell vs. Dustin
Bagwell, petition for injunction
for protection.
Jamie Hamilton and Carlos
Fernando Moarles-Bravo, di-
-vorce.
Robyn. Gerald Rodgers and
Nora Jeanette Rodgers, divorce.
The Bank of New York as
trustee vs. Ignacio Garza, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Monique S. Pritchard vs.
Joseph K. Pritchard, petition for
injunction for protection.
Charles Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition for
review of inmate situation.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Patsy Whidden vs. Cheryl
Whidden, dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Cynthia Short vs. Sebastian
Juarez, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Crystal Sanchez vs. Alex-
ander Sanders, dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-


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tection.
Daisymae Amanda Faircloth
vs. Robert Preston Bivens Jr.,
voluntary dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.
Amanda Revell vs. Robert M.
Revell, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Amanda Johnson o/b/o minor
child vs. Richard Lee Hines Jr.,
injunction for protection.
Mary J. Cole vs. Richard Lee
Hines Jr., injunction for protec-
tion.
Levy Harrell Gantt and De-
borah Ljung, joint stipulation
approved dismissing case.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Guillermo Rami-
rez et al, voluntary dismissal.
Freda E. Kersey vs. Arlie W.
Kersey Sr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Amanda Kersey vs. Arlie W.
Kersey Sr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Angela Marie Hines vs.
Richard Lee Hines Jr., injunc-
tion for protection.
Victoria Sanders vs. Robert
Michael Sanders Jr., voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Judith L. Repsher and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Shannel Repsher.
Helen V. Morris and DOR vs.
Bruce Franklin Beaver.
Carla S. Sperry and Lee Allen
Sperry Jr.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Vickie Marie Adcox, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge felony driving while
license suspended), probation
terminated successfully.
Santos Alamia Jr., burglary of
structure and three counts grand
theft, probation three years, stay
away from property, $495 fine
and court costs, $115 public
defended fees, restitution to be
set; burglary of structure and


grand theft, not prosecuted.
Bradley Allen Atchley,
obtaining property by worthless
check, not prosecuted.
Annie B. Blair, two counts
aggravated assault with a
firearm, three years mini-
mum\maximum Florida State
Prison CTS, $495 fine and court
costs and $115 public defender
fees placed on lien.
Willie E. Boatwright, felony
DWLS, produced valid license,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, $395 fine and
court costs, $115 public defend-
er fees.
Ryan Matthew Crawford,
grand theft amended to petit
theft,. probation one year, letter
of apology, warrantless search
and seizure, $315 fine and court
costs, $115 public defender
fees, 20 hours community ser-
vice.
Michael Leon Holland, bur-
glary of structure and petit theft,
180 days CTS, $495 fine and
court costs, $115 public defend-
er fees.
Martin Morales, battery on a
pregnant woman amended to
felony battery, and battery on a
pregnant woman, 180 days
CTS, followed by two years
probation, 26-week batters
intervention program, no vio-
lent contact with victim, $495
fine and court costs, $475 pub-
lic defender fee.
Francisco Salas, felony
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
18 months probation, $495 fine
and court costs, $115 public
defender fees.
Nicole Renee Smith, felony
DWLS and possession of drug
paraphernalia, 90 days CTS,
$495 fine and court costs, $115
public defender fees.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, APRIL 03, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following request:
Agenda No.
08-14
FINR II Inc. by and through the Authorized Representative requests
approval of a Site Development Plan to constructloperate an adult gymna-
sium on 8.60MOL acres zoned P-l of the 242.73MOL acres In the Agriculturer
Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Vandolah Rd,
E of CR663
8.60MOL acres of 04 34 240000 10010 0000
and 0934240000037700000
A parcel of land lying In 804 and 809; T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida desc
as: Cor at NE corn of S09, T34S, R24E, Hardeo County, Florida, thence N
89deg3a0mn21sec W along N line of said Sec 09, a diet of 2082.12 ft; thence
leaving said N line of said Sec 09, S 00degl Iminl8sec Wa dist of 601 ft to
POB; thence cont S 00degl mlnl8sec W 138.99 ft; thence N 89deg29min52sec
W, 151.18 ftto a non-tangential curve, whose chord bears N 13deg39min53sec
W for a dist of 48.66 ft; thence In a NWlly direction along the arc of said curve
to the left, whose radius is 84.40 ft & a central angle of 33deg30min25sec 49.36
ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence in a NWIly direction, along the arc of
said curve to the left whose radius ls 95.00 ft and a central angle of
70deg31min26sec, 116.93 ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence In a SWlly
direction, along the arc of said curve to the left, whose radius is 64.64 ft and a
central angel of 45deg63mln25sec, 51.77 ft to a pt of reverse curvature; thence
In a SW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve to the right, whose radius is
75.0 ft & a central angel of 58deg27min51sec, 76.53 ft to a pt of reverse
curvature; thence in a SW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve to the left,
whose radius is 64.48 ft & a central angle of 57deg13minl8min 64.40 ft to a pt
on a non-tangent line; thence along said non-tangent line N 89deg29mln52sec
W 22742 ft; thence N 14deg35mlnO4sec W, 79.76 ft; thence N
00degl5min08sec E, 146.72 ft; thence S 89deg04min52sec E, 273.03 ft to a
curve to the left; thence In a NEly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose
radius is 19.00 ft & a central angle of 86degSmln42sec, 28.83 ft, to a pt of
tangency; thence N 03deg59min26sec E, 237.58 ftto a curve to the left; thence
In a NW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 30.00 ft 7 a
central angle of 92deg49mln20sec, 48.60 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N
89deg33mln08sec W, 309.65 ft; thence S 81deg23mlnO7sec W, 92.39 ft; thence
N 08deg54mln04sec W, 606.61 ft to a curve to the left; thence In a NW/ly
direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 150.00 ft & a central
angle of 17deg08mln44sec, 44.89 ft to a pt of compound curvature to the left;
thence NWily along said curve whose radius is 631.94 ft and a central angle
23deg30mlnn5sec, 259.36 ft to a non-tangent line; thence S 52deg15min1 sec
W, 34.68 ft; thence N 37deg44mln49sec W, 43.54 ft; thence N 56degS4min6sec
W, 148.11 ft; thence S 17deg53mln01sec W, 68.74 ft; thence S
30deg33mlnO2sec E, 84.35 ft to a curve to the right; thence in a SWIly
direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 40.00 ft & a central angle
of 112deg31mln26sec, 78.56 ftto a pt of tangency; thence S81deg58min25sec
W, 154.75 ft; thence N28deg19mln09sec W 78.19 ft; thence N59deg04mlnO1sec
E, 184.64 ft; thence N 17deg53mln01sec E, 80.74 ft; thence N
31degl4miln4sec W, 107.85 ft, to a pt on a curve whose chord bears N
64dg26minllnsec W for 130.80 ft; thence In a NW/ly direction, albng the arc of
said curve, whose radius is 99.00 ft & a central angle of 82deg41min21sec,
142.88 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N 23deg0Smln31sec W, 115.02 ft; to a
curve to the left; thence In a NWlly direction, along the arc of said curve,
whose radius s 25.00 ft & a central angle of 76deg27mln1 sec, 33.36 ft, to a pt
of tangency; thence S 80deg27min19sec W, 10; thence N 09deg32min41secW,
76.93 ft; thence N 83deg38min42sec E, 95.22 ft, to a curve to the left; thence In
a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radiu is 269.00 ft & a
central angle of 29degOmln31sec, 136.82 ft, to a pt of reverse curvature to the
right; thence In a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is
137.00 ft & central angle of 31deg37min37sec, 75.62 ft to a pt of compound
curvature to the right; thence In a NE/ly & SElly direction, along the arc of said
curve, whose radius is 544.00 ft & a central angle of 17deg04mln22sec, 162.10
ft to a pt of compound curvature to the right; thence In a SE/ly and SWIly
direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 225.00 ft & a central
angle of 91deg25min40sec, 359.04 ft; to a pt of compound curvature to the
right; thence In a SWly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is
125.00 ft & a central angle of 37deg52mln13sec, 82.62 ft; to a pt of reverse
curvature to the left; th4ence in a SWIly direction, along the arc of said curve
whose radius is 175.00 ft & central angle Is 25deg12min26sec, 76.99 ft to a pt
of tangency; thence S 27deg17min38sec W, 82.43 ft to a curve to the left;
thence In a SWlly & SElly direction along said curve, whose radius is 10.00 ft &
central angle of 72deg26min44sec, 12.64 ft to a pt of tangency; thence S
40deg41mln09sec E, 12.90 ft; thence S 49deg18minS1sec W, 2057. ft to a non-
tangent curve whose chord bears S 33deg38min50sec E, for 355.97 ft; thence
in a SE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 659.85 ft &
central angle of 31deg17mln50sec, 360.43 ft to a pt on a non-tangent line;
thence along said non-tangent line N 81deg03mln18sec E, 59.97 ft; thence S
S9deg16mln43sec E, 359.85 ft; thence S 03deg57min48sec W, 370.10 ft; thence
S 89deg29minS2sec E, 333.19 ft, to a pt on a non-tangent curve whose chord
bears S 50degi9minS4sec E, for 36.28 ft; thence in a SE/ly direction, along the
arc of said curve to the left, whose radius is 53.35 ft & a central angle of
39dee45min0Osec, 37.01 ft to the POB, 7 contain 8.6 acres more or lss
$09. T34S. R24E
Roger Conley Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ ublc hearlna. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published In accordance with
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9"' Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 03:13,20c


PUBLIC


NOTICE

The Hardee County Planning and Zoning Board
meeting as the Local Planning Agency will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING
on Thursday, April 03, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
for Ordinance No. 2008-11
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida, Imposing A Moratorium
Relating to All Farmworker Housing Applications; Providing For
Findings; Providing For Applicability; Providing For Exceptions;
Providing For Duration; Providing For Severability; And Providing An
Effective, Date,

to receive public input and to offer a recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners for said ordinance.
Roger Conley, PlanninglZoning Chairman

The Board of County Commissioners
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING
on Thursday, April 17, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
for Ordinance No. 2008-11
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and
to receive public input for Ordinance No. 2008-11
Dale Johnson, Board of County Commissioners, Chairman
The public hearing facility is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements for the PI Board public hearing
should contact the Planning and Development Department at least two (2)
working days prior to the P/Z public hearing. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements for the BCC nublle hearing should contact the
County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearing.
This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardaeeounty Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South 9th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be
heard at the public hearings. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be
recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the Public Hearing
will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made by a court
reporter. '3:13,20c
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Melissa White, felony
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
18 months probation, $495 fine
and court costs, $115 public
defender fees.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Esther Beeler to Alpha &
Omega Freedom Ministries
Inc., $105,000.
Billy Hill to Rony Alfredo
Perez, $50,000.
Hulbert Homes Inc. to Heath
H. Prescott, $210,000.
Lester R. and Wanda K.
Altman to Christopher David
and Lisa Kay Spencer,
$185,000.
George E. Patterson to Wil-
ney T. and Armonise Francois,
$474,500.
Samuel J. and Amber P. Lo-
pez to Felix F. Jr. and Jessica
Naranjo, $171,600.
Israel and Tomasita Cortez to
Alma Vargas, $150,000.


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