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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Thursday, March20, 2008


'The Story Of Jesus'


Opens Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ever wonder what's good
about Good Friday?
Join others in the opening
performance Friday of "The
Story of Jesus."
Starting the five-weekend run
of the two-act performance on
Good Friday is a unique experi-
ence for the cast and crew.
Although it usually starts about
this same time every year, start-
ing on this very early Easter


Vandals



Among



Expelled
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two boys who vandalized
their school and another who
threw a beverage bottle which
hit a bus driver in the head have
been expelled. :
Each of the' three students
was afforded an expulsion hear-
ing before the Hardee County
School Board. At the conclu-
sion of their sessions, the school
district's total number of expul-
sions for the 2007-08 academic
year was upped to seven.
The first hearing involved a
17-year-old ninth-grade boy
from Hardee Senior High
School.
Neither he nor any represen-
tative was present.
The boy had been accused of
committing battery on a school
employee in connection with a
Jan. 17 incident. He was not,
however, criminally charged.
Board members were told
that while the boy's school bus
was headed on its route at the
close of the school day, at about
3:40 p.m., the boy threw a half-
full plastic bottle of Lipton tea
from his seat at the back left-
hand side of the bus.
It struck the bus driver on the
head and also hit the wind-
shield.
No one was injured, board
members were told, and there
was no loss of control of the
vehicle. Further, there was no
damage to the bus.
In the school's investigation
of the incident, the boy admit-
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Classifieds.....................4D
Courthouse Report.......7C
Community Calendar....7A
Crime Blotter.................6C
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living.................1D
Obits........... .................4A
Roundups.................... 11A
School Lunch Menus.... 1B



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weekend may just make it a bit
more difficult to get visitors
out.
They come from near and far.
They've come from New Zea-
land, Austria, England, Canada
and all across the nation to see
the award-winning, nationally
acclaimed play. Despite the gas
crisis, many come from Miami,
Orlando, Jacksonville or
Georgia. One man bought 50
tickets.
There are tickets available for


this weekend and each of the
succeeding weekends. The play
can be seen at the Cattleman's
Arena west of Wauchula on
March 21-22 and 28-29,.April
4-5, 11-12 and 18-19.
Among those coming this
year are the director and assis-
tant director from the Institute
of Outdoor Drama, based at the
University of South Carolina.
The group featured this drama
two years ago because of its
grandeur and authenticity, rank-


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With an eager step and a laser gaze, the woman walked from
the rear of the courtroom to stand at the podium in front of the
judge.
Then, with a clear voice that never faltered, she forgave the
man who fired 13 bullets into her daughter and watched her die.
It wasn't what Kathy Sea-mans had planned to say.
The first-degree murder trial had lasted two weeks in Hardee
Circuit Court. Michael Bran-ham, 48, had just been found
guilty of killing his wife of 13 years, 40-year-old Janette
Branham.
He was a retired police officer. She was a lawyer. And on the
night of July 26; 2005, he opened fire on her from his living-
room chair as she came inside the front door of their Wauchula
home. Her keys flew out of her hand. Her body spun. She died
on the foyer floor.
The judge was ready to impose sentencing. Life without
parole. The prosecutor asked if the victim's family members
could speak first.
Seamans, Janette Branham's mother, remembers that she had
awakened at 1:30 in the morning. Sleepless, she booted up her


ing it tops among both secular
and religious performances.
All performances begin at
7:30 p.m. and are interpreted
for the deaf by a person on stage
among the crowd, so hearing
impaired people can watch the
action as they "hear" the dia-
logue.
Tickets for the center section
are $16 for adults, $14 for chil-
dren and seniors. Tickets for the
side sections are $12. For
groups of 25 or more, tickets


A Mother's Pain

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are $14. To get yours, sign on at
www.storyofjesus.com or call
375-4031.
The nationally know Passion
Play has also been applauded
by the general manager of the
Chattanooga theater board of
directions, which orchestrates
"Ramona," the oldest running
(88 years) outdoor play in the
country. It has also been fea-
tured in "Decision," the maga-
zine of the Billy Graham Evan-
gelistic Association. whose staff


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computer and began to write. "I prepared this eloquent state-
ment," she remembers of that day. "It would have mowed
Michael Branham down."
But she planted seeds instead.
"When Steve Houchin looked back and nodded to me and I
got up, I was intent on spilling that venom," she says of the
moment she had waited over two years for, had prepared for on
paper.
"I am so glad I was sitting in the back row," she says now. As
she walked, a new script came to her. One of forgiveness. "It
was from hearing that small, still voice," she explains.
God.
"I heard, 'Now that you got all that venom out, you don't
need to say it.' That voice. I walked up to the podium and I
knew."
So she stood there and thanked Michael Branham for the
love and happiness he had given her "Jani," for the help he had
given their family, for the fun'times they all had shared.
Then she forgave him.
A woman of faith, Seamans says, "I know I will be forgiven
freely and fully, and I need it and want it, so I have to forgive
See EASTER STORY 2A


has come to visit the play and
talk with Nancy Weems, the
high school teacher of Ameri-
can Sign Language who coordi-
nates interpreters for the deaf.
The "Story of Jesus," which
began in 1987 as a church play,
is now in its 21st year. "There's
a tenacity of the cast and crew,
a dedication to the telling of the
Lord's story. They give willing-
ly and make it really special.
Some have been with us all 21
See STORY OF JESUS 2A



Sweetbay


Warns Of


Security



Breach
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Sweetbay Supermarket
in Wauchula could be among
those hit by computer hackers
who successfully breached the
corporation's security system
designed to protect millions of
credit- and debit-card numbers.
The corporation announced
on Monday that 106 Sweetbay
stores in Florida and 165 Han-
naford stores in the Northeast
are subject to the fraudulent
activity. Individual stores can-
not be identified as targets, offi-
cials said.
The computer thefts began on
Dec. 7, they said, and lasted
through March 8.
A total of 4.2 million cus-
tomer credit- and debit-card
numbers were stolen.
So far, about 1,800 cases of
fraud have resulted from the
security breach.
The Tampa corporate offices
cannot say how many, if any, of
those cases involve Floridians.
It does know, however, that 1.6
million of the stolen numbers
came from Sweetbay stores, the
See SWEETBAY 3A



Meat Lab

Reopens

At HHS
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School
students will be given the
opportunity of a lifetime as a
new Meat Processing Lab is
being reintroduced to the
school.
The Meat Lab, which was
first initiated as an elective in
1981, had been closed down a
few years ago. However, the
Hardee County Farm Bureau
took on the project of reopening
it and making this class even
more rewarding and beneficial
to students who take it.
The new Meat Lab will be
available for students the begin-
ning of the 2008-09 school year.
During this class, students will
learn safety and health issues
and how to cut and wrap meat.
Local ranchers and suppliers
will bring the meat to the
schools, and students will learn
the process from slaughter to
finish.
Wauchula Mayor David Roy-
See MEAT LAB 2A


EASTER COLORING

CONTEST INSIDE!

S..Details 4-5C


HHS Tracksters

Set Records.

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


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plus 40 sales tax


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Chuck and Kathy Seamans, who holds a dog-eared and underlined book she found among
her daughter's possessions. It was the study Bible she had given Jani on her 10th birthday.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 20,2008


Kelly's Column
By Jim


A Hardee County citizen recently sent me a note that ganj
activity has increased steadily in our normally quiet community:
and urges citizens to "take notice and do what each can to help alle
viate this menace."
The writer cited the recent vandalism at the county's new $42
million junior high and elementary school in Wauchula Hills. On
15-year-old boy has been sentenced. The other boy, 14, will be sen
tenced late next month.
The writer says gangs meet in secret and plan crimes anc
destruction. They have a disregard for law and order and other peo-
ple's rights.
Illegal gang activity, such as vandalism and graffiti, is "essen-
tially a terrorist activity.
The citizen noted, "I ask you readers how many American sol-
diers are at this very moment in foreign countries fighting terror-
ism. Is it right for us to allow terrorists to thrive in our own com-
munities? Do our soldiers deserve to come home to face more ter-
rorism in their own neighborhood? Should they give of themselves
to protect a nation that is afraid to stand up for itself in its own back
yard?
.The citizen, who understandably, wished to remain anony-
Smous, said citizen groups can be fortried for at neighborhood watch
and report to police any suspicious activity you notice. "Demand
more action from our law enforcement agencies, politicians and
judiciary system."
Officials may need more money to help fight "this plague on
our society. Standing back and waiting for it to go away won't
work."
There is a lot of unsightly graffiti on the County Line Road
bridge over Peace River east of Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Mayor Perry Knight is currently serving as the
city's acting city manager.

Rev. Jim Harris, pastor of the Riverview Heights Missionary
Baptist Church, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan reports that in May and June about
$6.8 billion in tax rebates will be sent to Florida residents for the
national economic stimulus plan. About 8.3 million Floridians will
receive checks $600 for individuals, $1,200 for working cou-
ples, and an additional $300 per child for families.
Buchanan worked with authors of the bill to make sure pro-
tections were put in place to prevent illegal aliens from receiving
rebate checks.
The new economic stimulus law includes $300 rebates for 20
million low-income older Americans and 250,000 disabled veter-
ans and veterans' widows.
The national plan is in response to the home lending crisis and
to help the American economy, said Rep. Buchanan.

Tiger Woods won another golf tournament over the weekend
with a dramatic long 18th hole birdie putt. The world's best golfer
is amazing.

Sandy's Big Tree Produce at 906 South Hwy. 17 in Wauchula
has a thriving deli that serves great sandwiches, salads, soups and
desserts.
The company is owned by Ron and Sandy Bryant. There are
15 types of sandwiches. The company is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Monday through Saturday.
Sandwiches include Tampa Style Cuban, All-American,
Italian, Turkey Delight, Bit Tree Club, Roast Beef, Tuna Fish
Salad, BLT, Super Hero, Hardee Cheese Steak, MeatBall Hoagie,
Ron's Southern Comfort, BBQ Port, Hot Dog and Corn Dog.

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7:51 pm-8:51 pm
Prediction
Best
3/23/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 7:08 pm
LoD: 12:16:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:21 pm
Sets: 7:33 am
Major Times
1:27 am-3:27am
1:52 pm-3:52 pm
Minor Times
'8:09 am-9:09 am
8:34 pm-9:34 pm
Prediction
Good
3/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:51 am
Sets: 7:09 pm
LoD: 12:18:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:20 pm
Sets: 8:01 am


Major Times
2:10 am-4:10 am
2:35 pm-4:35 pm
Minor Times
8:52 am-9:52 am
9:17 pm-10:17 pm
Prediction
Good
3/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 7:10 pm
LoD: 12:20:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:19 pm
Sets: 8:34 am
Major Times
2:56 am-4:56 am
3:21 pm-5:21 pm
Minor Times
9:38 am-10:38 am
10:03 pm-ll:03 pm
Prediction
Average
3/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 7:11 pm


LoD: 12:23:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:--
Sets: 9:11 am
Major Times
3:15 am-5:15 am
3:40 pm-5:40 pm
Minor Times
9:57 am-10:57 am
10:22 pm-ll:22 pm
Prediction
Average
3/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:47 am
Sets: 7:11 pm
LoD: 12:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:17 am
Sets: 9:54 am
Major Times
4:05 am-6:05 am
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10:47 am-11:47 am
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EIliTERS
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EASTER STORY
Continued From 1A


STORY OF JESUS
Continued From 1A
years, and some are new," said
director/coordinator Mike
Graham.
The renowned production
includes well over 200 people.
and a couple of hundred ani-
mals. The cast varies from tod-
dler to teens, young adults, mid-
dle-agers and senior citizens,
who have been rehearsing on
Sunday afternoon since early
January.
There are horses for the
Roman soldiers; camels, llamas
and donkeys for others to ride;
sheep and goats, dogs and cats,
and birds.
Fifty or more volunteers have
spent hours since the county
fair closed, creating costumes
and the scenes, bringing in
loads of fill dirt, installing the
30,000 watts of electricity for
light and sound, and bringing
the huge 350-foot scenery for
Herod's Palace, the Jordan
River, the Temple, and the
streets of Galilee, Bethlehem
and Jerusalem.
From the sounding of the
Shofars, trumpets made of rams
horns used in Old. Testament
times to call the people to
prayer or celebrations, to the tri-
umphant return of Christ Jesus
at the Second Coming, the
three-hour production uses
scenes on three sets and the
"streets" in front of them to por-
Stray the life and times of Christ
biblically.
The play begins even before
the birth of Jesus, with Old
Testament predictions of the
coming of the Messiah, and
continues through His birth, the
g visit of the Magi and shepherds,
y His baptism and ministry of
- healing and other miracles, to.
the arrest, trial, crucifixion and
2 burial.
e The Easter story of the
- Resurrection and appearances
of Christ are not the end of the
i story. The astounding ending is
Sa portrayal of the Second
Coming, when Christ returns in
Triumph and power to claim His
children for all eternity.
The exciting, authentic pro-
duction is, indeed, one of a
kind. For your opportunity to
see it, plan now for which per-
formance you want to see and
get your tickets early.



MEAT LAB
Continued From 1A
al believes this class is not only
an important part of agriculture,
but it is also a great opportunity
for students' future.
"This class will open up
many doors for students. Some
students who don't want to go
to college can take this class,
learn a trade and get a well-pay-
ing job," says Royal.
Sweetbay Supermarket has
been an influential supporter
from the beginning of the push
to bring back this elective class.
It has supplied the class with
new equipment, repaired the
refrigeration, helped get volun-
teers who will come and speak
to the students about health and
safety issues, and will keep the
students updated on new sanita-
tion requirements.
To celebrate the reoffering of
the Meat Lab elective, there
will be a ribbon-cutting cere-
mony on Tuesday from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. on the school cam-
pus. Sweetbay, Future Farmers
of America, the Hardee County
School Board, county and city
commissioners, Farm Bureau
members and. other financial
contributors have all been invit-
ed to take part in this new chap-
ter in career studies.
During the ceremony, guests
will be treated to a short pro-
gram, tour of the facility and a
lunch provided by the Wau-
chula Sweetbay Supermarket.
Supporters of the Meat Lab at
Hardee Senior High School
look forward to seeing students
take what they learn from this
new and unique class and excel
in their personal lives, educa-
tion and knowledge of agricul-
ture in Hardee County.

Do things for others and you'll
find your self-consciousness
evaporating like morning dew.


freely and fully."
"For if you forgive men when they sin against
you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. ,
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your
Father will not forgive your sins" Matthew 6:14-
15. y,
It was not the first time she forgave what to
many would be the unforgivable.

THE PAIN
Kathy and Chuck Seamans, 72 and 80, respec-
tively, married in 1952. He farmed the land. She
became a judge. They had five children. Jani was
their last, a "trailer" child born six years after
they thought thirfamily was complete.
"As farmers, wvvworked very hard and we
played very hard," Kathy Seamans says. They
went to church.She taught Sunday School. "Our
goal," she says, "was that when our children did-
n't have to go to church, they would want to.
"We could have been nominated for Christian
family of the year."
But something was missing:
"I was everything a Christian should be,
except I didn't have a relationship with the
Lord," she says.
Then, on a.sunny April day in 1974, her life
was "transformed," she states.
It was a busy time in the Seamans household,
with Chuck Jr. ready to graduate from junior col-
lege and son Lawrnie from high school.
Daughters Mary and Judy were out riding bikes
as their mother stuffed notes into graduation
invitations.
"Mary burst through the door. 'Oh, Mom,
come quick. Judy's been hurt.' We went to the
scene of the accident, and that's where God took
over," she recalls.
The sisters had been riding side-by-side when
a driver came from behind and struck Judy. Her
14-year-old daughter lay on the pavement. "The
sun was shining and her blond hair just glowed,"
the mother describes.
She asked those standing around who had hit
her child. They pointed. She went up to the
young man, put her arms around him and told
him, "This will be all right."
In her words, transformation.
"This was not me. I was a kicking and scream-
ing, get-even kind of person," she says. "But the
God of the Universe had taken over. It was
absolutely, totally not a human reaction."
At home, "Mary tore up the stairs," Seamans
says. "She came flying back down with a Bible
in her hands." Seamans hadn't read a Bible in 20
years, relying instead on the verses the church
leadership handed her to biild her Sunday'
School classes on.
"I didn't know but one verse, and I didn't know
where to find it," she remembers. "I took the
Bible, and it opened to Romans 8:28. I had never
read it before."
"And we know that in all things God works for
the good of those who love Him, who have been
called according to His purpose."
She remembers Jani, then 9, sitting on the
stairs the fourth step up with her elbows on
her kndis and I j 'chin resting in her hands.,
"Well Judy is in Heaven with Jesus and I'm
glad," the little girl blurted, adding, "and I don't
know what you're making such a fuss about."
Kathy Seamans had taught her children well.
Now it was her turn.

THE PROMISE
She says she went-to a conference with a
friend. The minister spoke on the Holy Spirit as
Comforter. "This is what I needed," she remem-
bers. "I was broken and bruised and bleeding.
Jesus is alive today. Jesus is living in us. I need-
ed the Holy Spirit to live and dwell, just be
viable, in me."
Home again, she picked up Judy's typical
teenage autograph book. "U R 2 Good 2 B 4 Got
10," it read. "I wept," she says. "I ran to the bed-
room and wept and wept until the bed was gone
and I was weeping into the lap of God, and He
was weeping, too."
It was not healing, she says, but it was the
beginning of it.
'I was growing by leaps and bounds," she
describes of that period in her life and faith. She
read Scripture. She believed Scripture. It is a
simple matter of choice, she says. "Choose to
believe."
Six years later, in 1980, Chuck Jr. died of a
brain tumor, which had been misdiagnosed as
epilepsy for four years. "I was so mad I not only
wanted to kill the doctors and burn the clinic, but
the whole town, too," she says.
But God "took over," again, she says.
. .. Forgiveness. .............
Then, on a hot July night in 2005, her baby,
her Jani, was killed. Murdered.
"It was 12:30 in the morning when the door-
bell rang," she says. "First the front door, then
the back. They were rattling the doors and win-
dows.
"We were frightened. We turned the lights
on."
Her pastor, his wife and a deputy sheriff were
there.
'Please sit down,' he said. I asked, 'Who is
it?' three times."
Finally, the answer: "You're daughter in
Florida has been the victim of a homicide."
And they knew: "He killed her, didn't he?"
Kathy Seamans cried and cried. "I asked God


____VANDALS
Continued From 1A


ted to throwing the bottle. He
said somebody handed it to
him, and he threw it.
Board members unanimously
approved Schools Superinten-
dent Dennis Jones' recommen-
dation to expel the ninth grader
for the remainder of the school
year.
He will be considered for
placement at Pioneer Career
Academy, the district's alterna-
tive school in Zolfo Springs,
after successfully completing
an approved anger-management
program.


The board also banned the
boy from use of any and all
School Board transportation.
The second and third hear-
ings involved the two boys who
vandalized Hardee Junior High
School overnight on Jan. 22 and
23, causing damages in excess
of $33,000.
Jesus Rios Juarez, 15, and
Emanuel Chagolla, 14, each has
been charged with multiple
criminal offenses in Hardee
Juvenile Court.
Juarez. who has been sen-


tenced to a residential juvenile
detention facility, was not pre-
sent for his expulsion hearing
before the Hardee County
School Board, but his parents
were.
Chagolla, too, was not pre-
sent. His mother did attend the
hearing.
In both instances, the board
opted to follow Jones' recom-
mendation for expulsion.
i Both have been expelled: for
the remainder of the current
academic year and for all of the
upcoming 2008-09 school year.


over and over, 'Where is my Comforter? You
promised me a Comforter. Where, where is my
Comforter?' And then I knew. The tears were my
comfort."
"Record my lament, list my tears on Your
scroll; are they not in Your record?" Psalm 56:8.
"After Jani died, it was horrible, horrible," the
mother says. "God got me through it, one breath
at a time.
"You're human. There's going to be crises in
your life," she says. "This is why you need to be
prepared. You need to have a relationship with
Someone who is able. Prepare yourself for life
and living. Wherever you are in your relation-
ship with Jesus, go deeper."
"When you pass through the waters, I will be
with you; and when you pass through the rivers,
they .will not sweep over you. When you walk
through the fire, you will not be burned; the
flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord,
your God, your Savior," Isaiah 43:2-3a.

THE PEACE
It was that preparation that carried her through
the grueling days of the trial. Family members
flew in from Iowa, filling row upon row in the
courtroom. Kathy Seamans housed them, fed
them. But it was her faith that sustained them.
It was a difficult trial, the first in Hardee
County to use new electronic technology for the
display of photographic evidence. JumboTron
for the courtroom walls.
There, for everyone, not only the jury, to see
was Jani's body. The crime scene. The blood.
The bullet holes. In her body. In the foyer walls.
The autopsy table. The'13 wounds. Described
and pointed to over and over and over again.
As stricken as spectators were by the photo-
graphs, they were more struck by Kathy
Seamans' unflinching strength.
"The blood was nothing, because I had
cleaned up the blood myself," she says. "And it
didn't take much water because I provided my
own."
"He will swallow up death forever. The
Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all
faces," Isaiah 25:8b.
"The most difficult thing was having your
children have to go through it, your grandchil-
dren, your friends, all suffering through it," she
says. "I prayed and prayed throughout the trial."
A quiet witness.
"God gets you through it. God is not to blame.
God is the solution," she says.
In God, she found the "4 P's" to carry her:
preparation, personal, practical, powerful.
"Prepare," she"says. "We have choices, we
have free will. Choose God's Word. The key is,
choose to believe it.
"I believe this," she says, holding up her
Bible, then quoting, "He will not forsake me. He
is always with me. He cares for me.
"God is there whether you know it or not," she
continues. "Choosing to acknowledge God in the
situation goes a long way to getting you through
it. It's painful. It hurts. Emotions go off, shoot
around like fireworks. Prepare. Believe God's
Word.
"See it as personal, to you, your family, your
home. Make it practical, live it, take it with you.
Know it is powerful."
Those days in the courtroom, the details, the
photos, the closet door with the bullet hole in it
believing God gave Kathy Seamans a peace
that could be seen, touched, heard, felt.
"During the trial, there were compelling, pow-
erful witnesses, and their testimony convicted
Michael Branham," she says. "We have that
power to be the compelling witnesses.
"The truth has a ring to it. That same type of
compelling, powerful testimony spread the
Gospel. From this tremendous trauma we have
been through comes a boldness to tell the story. I
am a witness.
"I am empty, but He fills me," she says, the
pain briefly showing on her face once again now.
"I am so empty, I feel like a big balloon and all
it would take is a pin and whoosh! -but God
fills that empty spot.
"It's all about forgiveness. Our sins are forgiv-
en. We show Jesus, Chuck and I, and that's
because we have nothing else to show. The
Gospel of John, believe it!"
"Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth
will set you free," John 8:32.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the Way and the Truth
and the Life. No one comes to the Father except
through Me,' John 14:6.
Jani is dead, the third of Kathy and Chuck
Seamans' children to die. A fourth "child," a son-
in-law killed by a drunk driver, is gone, too.
. But. they were...also, the children of the
Heavenly Father.
"She didn't leave us, her body did," her moth-
er says. "Four children, we've lost their bodies,
but that's of no concern.
"When you know your children are in Heaven,
when you know they are in Jesus' arms, when
you know you will be there with them in what
amounts to the blink of an eye, then you have
peace," she concludes.
"For Christ died for sins once for all, the
Righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to
God," 1 Peter 3:8a.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His
one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life," John
3:16.


3/21/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 7:07 pm
LoD: 12:12:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:24 pm
Sets: 6:41 am
Major Times
12:02 am-2:02 am
12:27 pm-2:27 pm
Minor Times
6:44 am-7:44 am
7:09 pm-8:09 pm
Prediction
Better
3/22/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 7:07 pm.
LoD: 12:13:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:22 pm
Sets: 7:07 am
Major Times
12:44 am-2:44 am
1:09pm-3:09pm
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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


A Mother's

Gratitude

To Many...
Kathy Seamans says God
used many people to carry her
through the more than two
years leading up to the two-
week trial of her daughter's
killer.
Her words of gratitude:
"To the- people of Hardee
County first, for accepting their
civic duty and their rights of cit-
izenship." Some of those peo-
ple she references showed up
for jury service, others worked
to keep the trial here, in the
county where the crime was
committed. "They have as
much a right to due process as
anybody else, even though they
are a small county," she says.
S"To the jury, a fine,
upstanding cross-section of the
community. Their demeanor
appeared so dignified, you had
confidence in. them. They kept
their sacred oath. They were so
attentive, they were straining
their ears to hear, their minds to
comprehend."
S"To the judge, he never
missed a trick. He did every-
thing in his power to make this
appeal-proof." Seamans refers
to Circuit Judge J. Michael
Hunter. "And for being so
tough, taking such a tough
stance on emotional displays."
"To the State Attorney's
Office.; From Day One, Steve
Houchin helped us understand
this. He was always so gra-
cious. And' he always made us
feel important, that we were
participating, assisting. Gene
Malpas was absolutely a delight
to us, especially his understand-
ing of our Christian faith. He
helped us so much. Maureen
Markwood took us through the
photos with such great empathy
and understanding. And Monica
Hernandez, she was the mother
hen for us."
"To The Herald-Advocate,
I really need to express my grat-
itude to a Christian newspaper
that would exercise the discre-
tion to allow this trial to pro-
ceed in this county. You were
represented at all the hearings,
and there were some happen-
ings that were sensational, that
would have sold papers, but you
did not sensationalize this story.
.You: chose to pick the greater
good for this community. The
-reason, this trial was herb was
your godly diligence. I really
believe you were the key to
keeping this trial in this coun-
ty.'-
"To the Sheriff's Office,
both in Highlands and Hardee
counties. Both did an excellent
job, and both displayed profes-
sionalism in court. I was so
proud. I was impressed, and
impressed that I could even be
impressed."



SWEETBAY
Continued Fiom 1A
rest are from Hannaford stores
in New York and throughout
New England and from inde-
pendent retail outlets in the
Northeast which sell Hanna-
ford-brand products.
The breach occurred during
the card authorization transmis-
sion process.
Only card numbers were
taken, and all major card com-
panies were affected.
Customers who used their
debit or credit cards for pur-
chases from Dec. 7 to March 8
have been advised to closely
examine their paper statements
or, better still, to check their
account activity online.
If any suspicious charges
appear, immediately contact the
card issuer or bank.
Sweetbay further warns cus-
tomers.that no personal infor-
mation was tied to the breach,
and an'y phone calls or e-mails
claiming to be from Sweetbay
in connection with the thefts are
actually attempts to get that per-
sonal information for means of
identity theft.
Sweetbay is not contacting
customers individually.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Secret


Service is investigating the
breach and Sweetbay officers
are working to enhance security
to prevent any recurrences.


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COURTESY PHOTO
This is the photo Kathy Seamans handed the judge during Michael Branham's sen-
tencing, saying, "I don't know, Your Honor, if you have seen her yet. You've seen parts
of her. I want you to see her as she was, full of life." Janette Branham is at left, with her
mother and sister, Mary Wiltgen.


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Kathy and Chuck Seamans at the prayer garden they built for their daughter near their
Avon Park home and Jani's Avon Park law practice. It is located on Herring Avenue
near Good Shepherd Hospice.


Arbor Day Foundation Offers

10 Pine Trees For $10


The Arbor Day Foundation
wants to celebrate the arrival of
spring by helping people plant
trees.
Each person who joins the
Arbor Day Foundation in
March will receive 10 free
white pine trees.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees
for America campaign.
"The white pines will add
year-round beauty to your home
and neighborhood," said John
Rosenow, chief executive of the


foundation. "They are tast-
growing landscape trees with
soft needles and graceful
branching. You can use them as
specimen trees or as a privacy
screen or windbreak. . even as
a beautiful sheared hedge."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right .time for
planting between March 1 and
May 31 with enclosed planting
instructions. The six to twelve
inch trees are guaranteed to
grow or they will be replaced
free of charge.


Members also receive a sub-
scription to Arbor Day, the
foundation's bimonthly publi-
cation, and The Tree,Book with
information about tree planting
and care.
To become a member of the
foundation and receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution
to: Ten Free White Pine Trees,
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Ar-
bor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb.
68410, by March 31, 2008. Or
join at www.arborday.org.

Those who bring sunshine to
the lives of others cannot
keep it from themselves.
-Sir James M. Barrie


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first of several prelimi-
nary budget sessions painted a
dismal picture.
As part of its monthly plan-
ning meeting on Friday, the
Hardee County Commission
heard a discussion headed by
County Manager Lex Albritton,
who presented some of the
challenges the commission will
face in the coming year.
Before the weeklong budget
review in July, Albritton said
several other preliminary meet-
ings are needed and urged com-
missioners to keep an eye on
the state and federal news
which will affect the tax rev-
enue the county can anticipate
for fiscal year 2008-09.
Albritton said the state has set
$26 million to help fiscally con-
strained counties such as
Hardee make up for the revenue
shortfalls as a result of voters'
passage of Amendment I.
Tentatively, Hardee's portion
of that money will amount to
$487,000, not nearly enough to
make up budget shortfalls esti-
mated at up to $2.5 million.
Albritton mentioned several
areas of concern. One is renova-
tions and/or expansion at the
Hardee County Jail, where six
of the 70 air conditioner units
had to be replaced last week.
The $7 million expansion will
allow the county to gain income
from renting space for federal
inmates and some from other
jails which are overcrowded.
Human services, a catch-all


heading for contributions for
social and service organizations
in the county, will need to be
looked at carefully, said
Albritton.
On of those public service
areas is the Agri-Civic Center,
for which fees are generally $75.
per hour and costs much higher
than that. Also, the county has
waived fees for many events,
such as the Hardee County Fair,
School .Board FCAT testing,
Projoect Graduation, 4-H, Girl
Scouts, Redlands Christian
Migrant Association and many
others. How many of these the
county can continue absorb is
questionable, said Albritton.
Yet another area of concern is
personal services, wages, retire-
ment benefits, and other
employee financing which
affects the morale and retention
of county employees. "Those at
the bottom of the pay scale
always catch a disproportionate
part of the impacts on expenses,
such as gas increases,"
Albritton said. He is presently
in negotiations with both the
Fire-Rescue, and the Road and
Bridge Department unions on
contracts for 2008-09.
Pioneer Park, the county
Health Department and Eco-
nomic Development are other
areas which will bear watching.
"Mostly, be prepared for the
heat if cuts have to be made,"
said Albritton as commissioners
nodded, realizing that the avail-
able money will only go so far
and many decisions will have to
be made.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular
and zoning session today (Thursday) 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. Times are approximate except for advertised pub-
lic hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing; one request is a set
back variance to put a storage building on a single-family lot on the
north side of Link Street, east of Boyd Cowart Road; the other is to
allow setback variances on lots in the Torrey Oaks RV and Golf
Resort Subdivision to allow placement of sheds, 8:35 a.m.
A resolution to allow Habitat For Humanity to apply for
Community Contribution Tax Credits, 8:35 a.m.
Interlocal .agreement with Polk County for plans review,
inspection services and building official services, fees schedule and
standardized engineer plans, 8:45 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


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4A The Herald-Advocate, March 20,2008


HERMAN W. THOMAS
Herman W. Thomas, 77, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
March 8, 2008 at the Health
Center of Lake City where he
had spent the past four years.
Born in Apopka on Aug. 15,
1930, he came to Wauchula in
1938. He was in the U.S. Army,
serving in 'Korea. He was a
truck driver for Hardee County
for 20 years before his retire-
ment. He was a member of
Faith Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by a daughter,
Carol Taylor and husband
Lester of Wauchula; a son,
Clyde Fraser of Avon Park; a
sister, Joanne Calloway of Lake
City; 17 grandchildren includ-
ing Ernie of Avon Park, Culley
and Jeanne of Sebring, Billy of
Wauchula, David and Timmy of
Sebring, Tina of Georgia and
Tony of Jacksonville; 28 great-
grandchildren; four great-great-
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday from
1-2 p.m. at the funeral home
chapel followed by services at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Brook
Larrison officiating. Interment
was at New Hope Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


ROBERT HENRY WAIN
Robert Henry Wain, 87, of
Fort Meade, died on Thursday,
March 13, 2008, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
Born on Feb. 23, 1921 in
Manchester, England. He was
Protestant. He served in the
British Army for four years in
Africa and Italy. He was an
electrician.
He is survived by his wife
Barbara Wain of Fort Meade; a
daughter, Terry Randolph and
husband Doug; three sons,
William MacLean of Quincy,
Mass., Robert MacLean of
Braintree, Mass., and Kevin
O'Brien of Hollywood; and a
sister, Doris Davis, of Lake
Wales, England.
Visitation was Tuesday from
9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home,
where services were at 10 a.m.
with Father Peter Mitchell offi-
ciating.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

















HERMAN W.
THOMAS
Herman W. Thomas, 77, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, March 8, 2008 at the
Health Center of Lake City
where he had spent the past
four years.
Born in Apopka on Aug.
15, 1930, he came to Wau-
chula in 1938. He was in the
U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
He was a truck driver for
Hardee County for 20 years
before his retirement. He was
a member of Faith Pres-
byterian Church.
He is survived by a daugh-
ter, Carol Taylor and husband
Lester of Wauchula; a son,
Clyde Fraser of Avon Park; a
sister, Joanne Calloway of
Lake City; 17 grandchildren
including Ernie of Avon Park,
Culley and Jeanne of Se-
bring, Billy of Wauchula,
David and Timmy of Sebring,
Tina of Georgia and Tony of
Jacksonville; 28 great-grand-
children; four great-great-
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday
from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral
home chapel followed by ser-
vices at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Brook Larrison officiating.
Interment was at New Hope
Cemetery.


ALDA-LEE "SISSY" DEAN
Alda-Lee "Sissy" Dean, 61,
of Winter Haven, died Tuesday,
March 18, 2008, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 28, 1946, in
Massillon, Ohio, she was a
teller at SunTrust Bank in Fort
Meade for 22 years. She was
Baptist.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 42 years, Richard Dean
of Winter Haven; a daughter,
Kelly Keister of Fort Meade; a
son, Kevin Dean of Winter
Haven; a sister, Charlene Whit-
man of St. Augustine; three
brothers, Carl Reiter, Allen
Reiter and Bradley Reiter, all of
Winter Haven; a granddaughter,
Ashley Keister of Lakeland; a
grandson, Brandon Keister of
Orlando; and two great-grand-
children.
ViSitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 at the funeral
home. Services are 11 a.m.
Friday at First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade with the Rev.
Kenny Slay officiating. Inter-
ment follows at Rolling Hills
Cemetery in Winter Haven.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



REV. WILLIAM "BUD"
BUCHOLZ SR.
Rev. William "Bud" Bucholz
Sr., 76, of Fort Meade, died on
Monday, March 17, 2008 at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
Born Nov. 8, 1931, in Demp-
seytown, Pa., he was a Baptist.
He owned a car and salvage
yard in Pennsylvania before
moving to Florida. He was a
member of Moose Lodge #78 in
Oil City, Pa. and the Loyal
Order of Odd Fellows.
Survivors include wife Ruth
Bucholz of Fort Meade; a
daughter, Clarissa Wisnant of
Bloomington, Ind., six sons,
Bruce Bucholz of Charlotte-
ville, Va., William Bucholz of
Dempseytown, Pa., Bradley
Flinspach of Franklin, Pa.,
Romaine Flinspach of North
Carolina, Gale B. Flinspach of
Oil City, Pa., and Tommy Bauer
of Cooperstown, Pa.; two sis-
ters, Beverly Miller and hus-
band Clair of Dempseytown,
Pa;, ,and Patricia Young and
husband Dhnald of Reno, Pa.; a
brother, Albert Bucholz and
wife Doris of Mallard Cove,
S.C.; eight grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is set for
Sunday at 2 p.m. at All Faith
Baptist Church, 302 Longfel-
low Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33804.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to that
church..
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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YVONNE
PEELE
Yvonne Peele, 66, of Wau-
chula, died on Saturday,
March 15, 2008 in Bartow.
Born in Bartow on Nov.
14, 1941, she was a lifetime
Hardee County resident. She
was an Ag-Service represen-
tative for Job Service. She
attended New Beginning
Church.
She is survived by a son,
Michael Peele of Wauchula;
and several cousins, includ-
ing Ruth Hammermeister, Pat
Driscoll, Anne Henegar and
Cindy Barlow of Hardee
County.
Memorial services were
held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
at Robarts Garden Chapel
with the Rev. Chuck Dixon
and the Rev. Scott Waldron
officiating.


Obituaries


DOROTHY L. CARLTON
Dorothy L. Carlton, 87, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sunday,
March 16, 2008, at home.
Born in Hardee County on
Feb. 18, 1921, she was a home-
maker and member of Friend-
ship Church.
She was preceded in death by-
her husband Truman Carlton.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Marty Taylor and husband
Tommy; a granddaughter,
Michelle Knight and husband
Kyle; a grandson, Carlton
Taylor and wife Laura Lee; and
four great-grandchildren Dalton
Hewett, Cody Knight, Colton
Knight and Coy Knight.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Wednesday at 11
a.m. at Friendship Church with
the Rev. Chris Bishop, Brother
Duck Smith and the Rev.
George Neal officiating. Inter-
ment was at Friendship Ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Friendship
Cemetery Fund.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


ROBERT L. LOUTHAN
Robert L. Louthan, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
March 14, 2008, in Sebring.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on
Septi 9, 1928, he came to Wau-
chula in 1993. He was in the
U.S. Army, earning a Purple
Heart. He was a truck driver for
Howard Sober.
He is survived by his wife
Mildred "Midge" Louthan of
Wauchula; three sons, William
Louthan of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
Steven Louthan of Wauchula,
and Robert Louthan of Rome
City, Ind.; two daughters, Linda -
Patten of Port St. Lucie, and
Brenda Bahls of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; six grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
on Tuesday at the Bartow
Center.
Heartland Cremation &
Burial Society
Avon Park

RICHARD KLIMCZAK
Richard Klimczak, 78, of
Zolfo Springs, died Friday,
March 14, 2008, at Good Shep-
herd Hospice in Auburndale.
He was born in Wisconsin
and came to Hardee County in
1963. He was a master mechan-
ic.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Louise Klimczak and a
son Ricky Klimczak.
He is survived by a daughter,
Paula Klimczak, of Las Vegas,
Nev.
Graveside services are held
in Wauchula Cemetery.
Kersey Funeral Home
Auburndale


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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
Rodriguez of Avon Park; two
daughters, Lupe Salinas of
Zolfo Springs, and April
Morales 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-


DORA DENNIS
Dora Dennis, 95, of Zolfo
Springs, died Tuesday, March
11, 2008, at Resthaven.
Born in Deatsville, Ala., on
Dec. 7, 1912, she came to
Hardee County in 1929. She
was a secretary and bookkeeper
for Revell Crate Co. She was
Presbyterian.
Survivors include a sister,
Ella Hanchey of Wauchula; and
many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
Friday at 11 a.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery with the Rev. Brook
Larrison officiating.
A Robarts Family
S Funeral Home
Wauchula


YVONNE PEELE
Yvonne Peele, 66, of Wau-
chula, died on Saturday,.March
15, 2008 in Bartow.
Born in Bartow on Nov. 14,
1941, she was a lifetime Hardee
County resident. She was an
Ag-Service representative for
Job Service. She attended New
Beginning Church.
She is survived by a son,
Michael Peele of Wauchula;
and several cousins.
Memorial services were held
on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Chuck Dixon and the Rev.
Scott Waldron officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


You may not have saved a lot
of money in your life, but if
you have saved a lot of
heartaches for other folks,
you are a pretty rich man.
-Seth Parker






DOROTHY L.
CARLTON
Dorothy L. Carlton, 87, of
Zolfo Springs, died on
Sunday, March 16, 2008, at
home.
Born in Hardee County on
Feb. 18, 1921, she was a
homemaker and member of
Friendship Church.
She was preceded in death
by, her husband Truman
Carlton.:
She J survived by a
daughter, Marty Taylor and
husband Tommy; a grand-
daughter, Michelle Knight
and husband Kyle; a grand-
son, Carlton Taylor and wife
Laura Lee; four great-grand-
children Dalton Hewett,
Cody Knight, Colton Knight
and Coy Knight; and best
friend Imogene Gilliard.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Wed-
nesday at 11 a.m. at Friend-
ship Church with the Rev.
Chris Bishop, Brother Duck
Smith and the Rev. George
Neal officiating. Interment
was at Friendship Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to the
Friendship Cemetery Fund.

Brant Funeral

Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


CHAPEL
The organ, played by Gerry
Wilhelm, greeted 169 along
with a Pat Fuller solo, "He's Al-
ways There," accompanied by
Bob Fuller on the guitar. The
choir anthem was "He Touched
Me," directed by Ardeth Johns
and accompanied by Cheryl
Conkle on the piano. Pastor Jim
spoke from Luke 9, "The Im-
possible Fish Fry."
Our volunteers, Bob and
Cheryl Conkle, our pianist and
songs of praise director are
headed for the cold country of
Ohio. We appreciate all they
have done and everyone who
makes our chapel successful.
Easter Sunday will be a potluck
for all the park to enjoy at 12:30
p.m., with ham and chicken fur-
nished by the chapel.

COFFEE
We had 136 for coffee and
doughnuts, many coupons and
50/50 were won. Congratu-
lations to all the lucky winners.
Many of our snowbirds are
leaving for the North. We wish
them safe travels.
We want to make all aware of
our women veterans. There was
a luncheon with those from
Pioneer Creek, Crystal Lake
and Orange Blossom parks.
They met for lunch at a local
restaurant on Saturday, Marcli
8.
Those in attendance were
Dora Morgan, Marine Corps;
Terry Stamm, Navy; Edith De
Costa, Army; Linda Gray and
Connie Combs, Air Force; and
Bernice English, Canadian Air
Force. Next year we would
invite interested women veter-
ans to attend. Please contact
Stamm at Pioneer Creek or
'Morgan or English at Crystal
Lake.
ACTIVITIES
Shuffle held a mixed draw
doubles tournament on March 3
and 4. Main winners were:
Larry Brown and Fern Tessier,
first; Mary Ann Fisher and
Terry Keinath, second; Max
Tate and Darlene Morrison,
third; and Grace Moore and,
Earl Bodary, fourth. Consola-
tion: Cheryl Conkle and Roger
Bell, first; George Fisher and
Verna Roy, second; Nancy
Singleton and Bill Morrison,
third; and Louise Cross and
Bob Conkle, fourth. We. also
celebrated Larry Brown's 65th
birthday!
Remember our last pancake


"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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day at 10 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church with the
Rev. Teodoro Mata officiat-
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Wauchula Cemetery.



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breakfast at 7:30 and dance for
St. Patrick's Day is this Satur-
day with the Memory Makers
from 7 to 10 p.m. Come and
join in the fun!

SPOTLIGHT
Allan and Ruth Law, our
twins, came to our park 10
years ago. They are fraternal
'twins, born at home and only
weighing five pounds together,
they were in the hospital for
two months due to their size.
They have a house in East
Point, which is the east Detroit
area of Michigan. Allan worked
at a tool and die plant and Ruth
retired after 40 years with J.L.
Hudson. They both enjoy cera-
mics, Ruth enjoys cooking and
Allan is a television guy. They
both enjoy our park and we are
proud for them to be in our
park.

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into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships
matter.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


An 0StWing 8AemoIy


DORA
DENNIS
Dora Dennis, 95, of Zolfo
Springs, died Tuesday, March
11, 2008, at Resthaven.
Born in Deatsville, Ala.,
on Dec. 7, 1912, she came to
Hardee County in 1929. She
was a secretary and. book-
keeper for Revell Crate Co.
She was Presbyterian.
Survivors include a sister,
Ella Hanchey of Wauchula;
and many nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services were
held Friday at 11 a.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery with the
Rev. Brook Larrison officiat-
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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Cubs Claim AAA


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With just 4 couple of rainout
make-up games on the sched-
ule, the Vols Cubs are the undis-
puted winners in the Dixie
AAA, or machine pitch, divi-
sion.
Behind them, second place is
still up for grabs with the 8-6-1
White Sox and 8-5-1 Jack See
Construction Inc. with a final
game between them.
Trailing are the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Red Sox, the C&B
Cattle Co. Yankees and KMW
Photo Devil Rays.
Backing up to March 3, the
Cubs nipped the Red Sox 11-8.
Kyle Hewett and Hayden
Lindsey were each triple-tally
batters for the Cubs. Boone
Paris, Aaron Harrison, Hunter
Scranton, Eliseo Sanchez and
Jimmy Lane each chipped in
with a score.
For the Red Sox, it was Isaac
Flores with four trips around
the base paths. Conner Craw-
ford, William McClelland, Kyle
Choate and Fabian Rodriguez
each chipped in with a run.
On March 4, the White Sox
sped past the Devil Rays 16-2.
Jordan Rogers and Austin
Garcia were each three-score
batters for the White Sox. Lead-
off batter Hunter Bryant, Cesar
Fimbres and Kole Robertson
rounded the bases twice each
and Tanor Durden, Alex Rod-
riguez and. Carlos Camacho
added a run apiece.


For the Devil Ra
Bryant and Larrett S
the only batters to
way home. Dalto
Joseph Crawford,
Weems, Brandon F
Sherry Lee were all
On March 6, the
for a 12-8 win over
Sox.
Harrison and Lir
came around to c
plate three times fo
Paris, Lane and I
Danny Owens were
batters.
Durden, Bryant a
circled the bases twi
the White Sox and
Fimbres each added
On March 7, there
ble-header. On Field
A's beating the Rays
Austin Altman
among his twin hits
scores for the A's. R
also came home tl
Dakota Altman, Ru
and Omar Alamia cr4
plate twice each a
Briones, David B
Armando Cardena
home once.
For the Rays, Tu
Crawley, Crawford
Franks each came
score. Adam Salas,
Trammell, Lee, W
Smith couldn't get I
On Field 2, the R
past the Yankees 14-
Marcus Battles he


Tennis Teams Sh


Wins, Losses, R{


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Afternoon showers are giving
Hardee tennis teams as much
trouble as opponents.
In the last week, several
matches were aborted by the
weather, but overall both teams
are doing well.
Bpth teams traveled to Se-
bring on Monday afternoon and
play tpday (Thursday) at Sara-
'sota Booker. Next week's
matches are at DeSoto on Mon-
day, at Palmetto Tuesday and at
Braden River on Thursday.
After S-ring,,Break,., there is
only the Class 2A, District 9
touarnlient at S.rasoqa, ,poker
April 9-10.
Last week began with a- visit
from DeSoto. The girls teams
were able to get all their match-
es in and won 6-1 while the
boys lost -2.
At number one girls, Kaitlin
Justice warred with Gabi
Edelman before losing 6-4 7-6.
Shelby Durrance got Hardee on
the winning side with a 6-0, 6-2
win over'Mary Price. Natalie
Green continued it with the
same score '(6-0, 6-2) over
Hanna Neeley. Clara Durrance
picked it up a notch in a 6-0, 6-
1 win over Michelle Lawrence
and Amanda Porter closed out
the singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win
over Kayla Muse. In a pro-set
extra singles Kayla Wood shut
out Suzy Sanchez 8-0.
In the number one doubles,
Justice/Green came back for a
6-1, 6-7, 10-8 win over Edel-
man, Colding, while at number
two, the Durrances took care of
Price/Neeley 6-4, 6-3. In an ex-
tra doubles, Savannah Palmer/-
Wood downed Sanchez/Muse
8-2.
Hardee boys were not as for-
tunate. Mike Torres won 6-3, 6-
1 over Jake Plymale in the only
Wildcat singles win. Torres
joined with Dusty Spears for a








Writing the "Fort Green
News" has one very important
requirement. It is that you actu-
ally live in Fort Green. Very
soon I will no longer be able to
say that.
As many of you know, my
husband,: John Mark, has been
called into the ministry. He is
now the pastor of Friendship
Baptist Church in DeFuniak
Springs and will be attending
the Baptist College of Florida in
IGraceville.
For the moment, we are
doing a 'lot- of traveling back
and forth. As soon as our house
sells we will be living there
full-time. It is an exciting time
in our lives and extremely hec-
tic. However, we are enjoying
every step of the journey.
We plan on allowing Rebeka
and Aaron to finish out the
school year here, so we're not
totally gone just yet. For now


9-7 proset win over
Mital Patel.
Last Tuesday, the
reversed the process
at home 6-0 ove
Palmetto, while the g
5.
Getting only for
matches in, Hardee b


Championship
iys, Dalton-'Chris Hull and Flores each-
Smith were tripled for the Red Sox. Flores
get all the was the only batter to get home
)n Tubbs, all four times he got on base.
Russell Hull and Crawford each put
ranks and three runs on the board, and
stranded. Battles and McClellan each had
Cubs back two scores. Keith Choate
r the White chipped in with twin hits.
For the Yankees, it was Dylan
ndsey each Salas with four hits and Tucker
ross home Albritton with three. Leadoff
r the Cubs. batter Byron Kilpatrick put two
Iewett and runs on the board and Cody
dual-score Cumbee, Jordan Turner and
Cade Roberts added a run each.
Games last Monday and
and Rogers Tuesday were cancelled. Last
ice each for Thursday's .encounter was a
Garcia and nail-biter between the Cubs and
a run. As, withthe Cubs winning 8-7
was a dou- on a final-inning rally.
d 1, it was For the Cubs, it was Harrison
s15-5. stroking a double for the only
homered long-ball hit. Starratt scored
s and triple twice and Paris, Harrison, He-
yan Moore wett, Lindsey, Kimberly Der-
hree times. ringer and Johnnie Brown put
ben Olmos up a run apiece. Scranton,
ossed home Sanchez, Josef Crosby, Owens,
and Marco Lane and Brandon Young didn't'
adillo and get home.
s touched Olmos and Wyatt Zeigler
each doubled for the A's. Austin
ibbs, Blake Altman touched home twice,
, Lee and and Dakota Altman, Olmos,
around to Alamia, Badillo and Zeigler
Bryant, Ty came home once each. See,
Veems and Cardenas, Briones, Aaron Dela-
home. torre and Moore didn't score.
.ed Sox ran The week's, and possibly,
-6. season finale on Friday night
mered and was another 8-7 win, this time
for the Yankees over the Red
Sox.

are Seth McGee circled the bases
three times for the Yanks. Wyatt
Montgomery came home twice
in and Cumbee, Parker Carlton
1i and Turner added one run each.
Tucker Albritton, Roberts and
SPlymale/- Landon Albritton did not score.
Keith Choate and Hull were
e Wildcats twin-tally batters for the Red
3s, winning Sox. Flores, Kyle Choate and
r visiting Battles chipped in with a run
girls lost 2- each. Crawford, McClelland,
Juan Martinez, Augustine Mo-
ur singles ralez and Rodriguez did not
>oys never- score.


theless swept the Tigers. Joe
Porter was at number one to
defeat Kevin DeCroix 6-1, 6-0,
while Torres stepped up to num-
ber two to beat Cody Hobbs 6-
2, 6-1. At number three Spears
shut out John Brockoff 6-0, 6-0
and Drew Macis followed suit
with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Clark
Klingbeil.
In the boys doubles, Po
rter/Macias teamed for an 8-0
proset win over Decroix/Hobbs,
while Torres/Spears took care
of Brockoff/Klingbeil 8-1.
The only girls singles winner
was Green, who dropped the
first set 6-0, but came back to
win 7-5, 10-6 for the match. In
the doubles, The Durrance
cousins beat Erin Lisch/Molly
Rikard 8-4.
The final match of the week
was at Avon Park on Friday.
The boys took all the singles
matches but were rained out on
the doubles, nevertheless win-
ning 5-0 with the majority
score.
Porter downed Robert
Becerra 6-1, 6-0 and Torres
took Scott Evans 6-2, 6-1.
Spears stopped Michael Hill 6-
0; 6-0 and Macias outscored
Raymond Arrango 6-1, 6-1.
Isaac Vasquez won the fifth sin-
gles' 6-0, 6-0 over Ulysses
Gomez.
Hardee girls had barely got-
ten started when the weather
interferred. Green had beaten
Melissa Tullo 6-0, 6-2, and
Clara Durrance had downed
Alexandra Garcia 6-0, 6-1, but
that was not nearly enough to
declare a team winner.



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longer be writing Fort Green
News. Rilla Cooper will be tak-
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Cooper" style, so I know you
will enjoy reading it.
Anyway, we are not saying
any "goodbyes." All of our
friends and family live here, so
we will be visiting a lot. Be-
sides, Fort Green will always be
home.
Speaking of which, Fort
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live and raise a family. Plenty of
room to roam and great neigh-
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Once again Pioneer Park
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As the Hardee County Fair
was winding down, Pioneer
Park Days was revving its
engine. On Monday, Feb. 25,
two days before the annual fes-
tival officially began, hundreds
of campers and tents were al-
ready set up on the north side of
SR 64, just west of U.S. 17 in
Zolfo Springs. Men and women
worked feverishly setting up
their exhibits.
A man named Al, hanging a
banner saying "Sandpaper
Man," said, "It looks like it's
going to be a good year. I've
never seen this many people
setting up this early."
Late that afternoon shadows
grew long. Lance Walton,
who'd driven all the way from
Canada six years in a row,
sprawled in a lounge chair in
the shade of his camper. He
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buzzards were circling low.
"It's worth the drive just to
watch the buzzard show," he
said. "I've never seen anything
like it. They're here every
year."
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eral years, beginning a month or
two before Pioneer Park Days
begins, hundreds perhaps
thousands of buzzards arrive
right on schedule, apparently in
anticipation of the big event.
They begin to circle in early
afternoon, some so high up they
appear as tiny black dots plas-
tered upon the sky. As the after-
noon wanes, they begin a slow
decent, and by sunset they soar
just above the treetops around
Rock Lake and along the Peace
River. By nightfall they light in
the tops of the tall cypress and
pine trees and snuggle in to
roost for the night.
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and they arrive early so as not to
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Lardman claimed his group,
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LLC," studied the mating habits
and social intercourse of buz-
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report on the Pioneer Park Days
buzzard festival in a scientific
journal.
As has been the case for the
past several years, immediately
after Pioneer Park Days ended
the number of buzzards began
to dwindle.
Soon there will be only a few
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6A The Herald-Advocate, March 20, 2008


'Cats Losing Close Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine just
needs a run to get over the
hump.
That's small consolation, but
a definite sign of the improve-
ment of the Wildcats, who are
coming together as a unit of
freshmen through seniors bat-
tling their way through the sea-
son.
In the last four games,
Hardee has lost three by a run
each. The fourth was a game of
reserves spelling the starters for
a non-district game.
The melding process contin-
ues this week, as Hardee went
Monday to Bartow. Tuesday, it
was a double-header at Avon
Park, the junior varsity at 4 p.m.
and the varsity about 7:30. The
week ends with a visit from
Mulberry tonight (Thursday).
Next week's games are
Monday at Frostproof, Tuesday
at Sarasota Booker and Friday
home for another JV-varsity
double-header, this one against
Sebring.
Then it's off for Spring
Break, returning April 8 to visit
Palmetto. There are home
games against DeSoto and
Bartow and a visit to Fort
Meade to end the regular sea-
son.
The post-season district tourna-
ment is April 21-25 at Braden
River.

DESOTO 4, HARDEE 3
After setting Hardee down in
order, DeSoto took the lead on a
pair of hits in the first inning.
The pitching duel continued
as another pair of Wildcats went
down on strikes in the second
inning. Designated hitter Dan
Timmons singled but was
stranded. Wildcat right-hander
Kaleb Saunders struck out a
pair of Bulldogs as they were
held in check, too.
Two more DeSoto batters
struck out in the third and the
fourth innings. In the top of the
fourth, Hardee evened the score


when Will Abbott led off with a
double to left field and Brek
McClenithan followed it with a
solid single to right.
Hardee stranded Ben Krause
and Scott Donaldson in the
fifth, when DeSoto forged back
in front with a double, stolen
base and sacrifice. Hardee again
knotted the score in the sixth,
when Saunders was hit by a
pitch and trotted home on a
Cody Gullatt triple.
After a three up, three down
bottom of the sixth, Hardee
appeared to have the edge with
a Carl Basey homer over the
left field fence. However, an
error put the first Bulldog on
base in the home half of the sev-
enth. With two down, the
unlikely ninth batter smacked a
two-run homer to give DeSoto
the 4-3 victory.

FORT MEADE 11,
HARDEE 4
In anticipation of Friday's
district encounter, Head Coach'
Steve Rewis elected to give his
starters a rest and play mostly
reserves in Thursday's home
game against Fort Meade.
Kyle Cobb made a good start
for Hardee, allowing one run-
ner, but striking out a pair in the
first inning. Hardee took a two-
run lead when regulars Scott
Donaldson and Krause scored
in the bottom of the first. Passed
balls and stolen bases helped
out.
The Miners erased that lead
with a four-run outburst in th.
second stanza. Dustin Selph,
Marc Escobar, George Senter-
fitt and Jalen Brown circled the
bases. Hardee left Adam Cart-
wright, Krause and McCleni-
than on the base paths.
Fort Meade padded its lead
with an additional four runs in
the third inning. This time, it
was Selph, Escobar, Brown and
Brandon Smith making the trip
around the bases.
Hardee picked up a run as
Tyler Robertson tripled to left
field and rode home on a Nolan


Neuhauser slow roller which he
beat to first base. It was 8-3.
Soph Michael Dixon came in
to slow the Miners, who gained
only one run in the fourth, on a
walk, error, fielder's choice and
single. Hardee left Krause,
Gullatt and Will Abbott on base.
Dixon had a one-two-three
top of the fifth and Hardee
picked up another score.
Pinchhiitter Saunders drew a
walk and ended up at third on a
Basey double. A Cartwright
sacrifice plated Saunders to
make it 9-4.
Fort Meade added a pair of
insurance runs in the sixth.
Selph and Joe Shields scored .
Hardee left Gullatt stranded
in the sixth and Tony Martinez
stranded in the seventh. Fort
Meade was silent in the seventh
also, making the final score 11-
4.

BRADEN RIVER 3,
HARDEE 2
"Dan (Timmons) pitched
well. We played well and had
good defense against the unde-
feated number one team in the
district. They found a way to
score. We had a chance to tie or
win at the end. We are getting
closer. Our hard work is paying
off," said Rewis.
The Pirates managed a run in
the first, one in the fourth and
one in the sixth. In his 108
pitches to 30 batters, Timmons
struck out five and scattered
eight hits, giving up only two
walks.
Hardee, however also had
trouble fending off strike-outs.
McClenithan tripled in the first
inning, Timmons singled in the
second and Martinez singled in
the third.
And so it went. Hardee's only
scores came in the home half of
the seventh. With two away,
Martinez drew a walk and
Donaldson followed it with an
RBI double. Krause walked and
McClenithan singled to score
Donaldson. A ground-out ended
Hardee hopes.


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A public workshop will be held in the City Commission Chambers at Bowling Green City
Hall, 104 East Main Street, on Tuesday April 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM to learn from
Bowling Green residents and businesses about important issues that should be
addressed as the City updates the Comprehensive Plan. Topics to be discussed will
include streets, sidewalks and public transportation; housing problems and needs;
water, sewer and drainage problems; protection of environmental resources; the ade-
quacy of parks and recreation facilities; historic preservation; neighborhoods; future
development of land over the next 10 years; and other planning concerns. Interested per-
sons may also express their opinion on planning issues by completing a survey ques-
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Staff from the Central Florida Regional Planning Council will be on hand to guide the dis-
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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Local Firefighter Returns


Home From Service In Iraq


One of Hardee County's own
recently returned from active
duty with the Army National
Guard after serving in Iraq.
Firefighter/emergency med-
ical technician Javier Fernandez
served with the 2nd Battalion,
124th Infantry, Delta Company
as a specialist. Most of his time
was spent with a Military Police
unit working with Iraqi police
and Army forces and escorting
convoys.
Fernandez arrived in Iraq in
October of 2006. "We were all
apprehensive when he left;"
Hardee Fire-Rescue Chief


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Michael Choate said.
In March of 2007 those fears
were realized when Fernandez
was injured by a roadside
bomb, more commonly known
as an IED, for Improvised Ex-
plosive Device. The explosion
broke bones in his left foot and
severely injured tissue in his
right foot as well.
Fernandez then spent the bet-
ter part of the next 10 months in
hospitals in Iraq, Germany and
the United States recovering
from his injuries. After several
surgeries and physical therapy,
he was able to return to duty at
lpr t,


Hardee County Fire-Rescue last
month.
"After his injury, it hit home
how serious this business (the
war in Iraq) really is," Choate
stated.
Despite his injury, Fernandez
has good memories of his de-
ployment. "I am so proud to
have served, and I'm glad to be
back at Fire-Rescue but I would
go back tomorrow if I'm call-
ed," he said.
Choate concluded, "We are
thrilled he's home. He truly has
a servant's heart."


COURTESY PHOTO
Firefighter/EMT Javier Fernandez (center) presented an Iraqi flag to Hardee County
Fire-Rescue Chief Michael Choate (left) and Deputy Chief Dan Harshburger (right).
Fernandez returned to work here last month.




HJHS Volleyball Gets A Break


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Heartland Conference
schedule hasn't been kind to the
Hardee Junior High School vol-
leyball squads.
The girls had only one match
in the first week of the season
;and only one match last week.
Tj'ey are off now until this com-
ing Monday when they travel to
Hill-Gustat. The first home
niatch is next Thursday, March
27, against visiting DeSoto.
Then, it's Spring Break until
April 10, when Hardee travels
to Avon Park. A series of home
matches, against Sebring, Lake
Placid and Hill-Gustat, a trip to
DeSoto and the home finale
against Avon Park rounds out
the season.
The Hardee girls could stand
some continuity in their playing

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


appearances as Head Coach
Ami Whilden and assistants
D.K. Davis and Susanna
Castillo try to prepare them.
The only matches last week
were at Lake Placid. The sev-
enth graders played at 5:30.
Hardee lost game one 25-9. The
junior Lady Cats were ahead
after Kayla Knight served for
seven points. The girls were
ahead 8-3 until a Lake Placid
super service ran off points 4 to
25 for her team.
Other players for Hardee
were Myah Gonzalez, Kayla
Nichols, Ana Saldivar, Shelby
Arsenault, Jessica Harrison,
Tara Deeson, Ashley Armstrong
and Danielle Milby. Hardee
made progress in game two, but
lost 25-15 after the strong ser-
vice produced 11 consecutive
points.
The eighth grade Lady Wild-
cats had a similar outing. They
battled through game one for a
25-20 loss, but lost steam and
were beaten in game two 25-5.
Taking the court for Hardee
were Maria Anselmo, Taylor


Bolin, Rebekah Nix, Sabrina
Hernandez, Cierra Martinez,
Summer Palmer, Angelica
Flores, Brenda Flores, Kailah
White, Danely Flores, Courtney
Parks, Ashley Nichols, Meghan
Graham and Taylor Pohl.
Serving as managers this year
.are Addison Aubry, Brooke
Conley, Karlee Henderson and
Riana Parks.







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.

THURSDAY, MAR. 27
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


Letter To The Editor

Our Soldiers Bring The

'Aroma Of Life' To Iraq


Dear Editor:
My heart sank as sorrow
poured itself into its darkest
recesses, filling every cavity
with overwhelming feelings of
emptiness and great loss. My
eyes closed as the torrent of
tears threatened to escape and
make their way down my pale
face, evidence of the vast realm
of emotions that held my body,
soul and mind in its captive and
unrelenting grip.
A mental image of the weep-
ing family etched itself into my
memory so that, even with my
eyes still closed, I could see the
pain written on their tear-stain-
ed faces. Their bodies shook
with silent sobs, revealing their
unspoken words of great suffer-
ing and personal loss.
Even though I had vowed not
to voice the one word that
echoed mindlessly through the
emotional crowd, my heart had
made no such promise and pur-
sued the question that torment-
ed us all a question without
an answer. "Why?" He was
such a young man vibrant,
intelligent, strong, and brave -
a fine soldier with a bright
future awaiting him upon his
return home.
The word "home" brings
another wave of pain and
despair as pictures of his flag-
draped casket being solemnly
removed from the large military
plane played through my mind
like a video in slow motion.
Yes, he had plans of returning
home and anxiously spoke of
seeing his family again, but cer-
tainly not in this manner.
In spite of myself, I couldn't
help but ask, "Did he give his
life in vain? Was the sacrifice
worth his life?"
Words from a recent devo-
tion filled my thoughts. "We are
to be the aroma of Christ among
those who are being saved and
those who are perishing. To
one, we are the aroma of death
to death, and to the other the
aroma of life to life" (2
Corinthians 2:15,16). Upon
reading these words, my first
thoughts were of two family.
members currently serving in


the military, Captain Duane
Stamm Jr. and Captain Robert
E. Collins.
After returning from Iraq,
Captain Stamm made this state-
ment at a family gathering.
"Whoever is of the opinion that
the United States has no busi-
ness in Iraq had evidently not
been there themselves to wit-
ness the terror and deprivation
these people suffer on a daily
basis. When our troops enter a
village, men and women run
from their humble dwellings
out into the streets to greet us,
tears of happiness and gratitude
streaming down their faces as
they thank us for fighting for
their freedom."
Yes, to the humble and
peace-seeking people of Iraq,
our troops bring the fresh, crisp
aroma of life. As their tanks pull
into their small villages, the
children run to greet the sol-
diers as if they were celebrities.
Hannah Montana, in all her
greatness here in the United
States, will never experience
the personal satisfaction and joy
felt by our men as they play ball
with bare-footed little urchins
dressed in oversized clothes,
brightening their world of
poverty and hunger with small
gifts that most children here in
the U.S. would scoff at and cast
off as "junk."
As they distribute food and
water, old men whose faces
bear the tell-all signs of living a
hard and desperate existence
grasp the steely hands of the
soldiers with their wrinkled and
weary ones, clinging to the
strength that brings the sweet-
smelling aroma of the promise
of better times to come for their
children and grandchildren.
Yes, to these souls our troops
bring the essence of life.
As I reflected on the second
part of this passage of scripture,
a recent e-mail message came
to mind. Captain Collins
penned these words from his
Centcom military post in Iraq.
"I can tell you that there are a
lot of great civil and humanitar-
ian projects ongoing. The list is
amazing. And the truth is there


are lots of terrorists that contin-
ue to be destroyed or detained.
BUT, the car bombings are
what sells the papers and gets
on TV."
"To the one we are the aroma
of death . Yes, Robert's
words certainly brought new
meaning to this scripture as he
confirmed the continued
destruction of terrorism and
those who cause it. Yet, the
media shies away from report-
ing the positive impact that our
troops are making in the lives of
innocent and desperate people,
instead choosing to portray
destruction the destruction
of small villages and the
destruction of people. Robert's
words ring true: destruction,
death and mayhem sells news-
papers.
We cannot escape this simple
truth war is synonymous
with death. Loss of life is an
excruciatingly painful part of
life we all must experience
somewhere along our life's
journey. No one escapes death
- not the young, the brave, or
the innocent.
We must remember that our
whole lives from our first
breath to our last should cen-
ter on only one purpose the
purpose of fulfilling His will for
our lives. With this thought in
mind, I remind myself that this
brave young soldier did not
give his life in vain nor was his
life, by any means, "cut short."
His life on earth was simply a
preparation for living an eternal
life in Glory with Him.
Peace settles upon my trou-
bled spirit as, smiling through
my tears, I look to the heavens
and envision his homecoming
through those pearly white
gates. Throngs of Heavenly
Angels sing his favorite hymn,
Amazing Grace, as he is gath-
ered in the loving arms of his
Savior who whispers, "Wel-
come Home, my son!"
Death is not the end for
believers, my friends it is
only the beginning!
Footnote: One does not have to
agree with or condone the
involvement of the U.S. in the
war to support and pray for our
troops. Please continue to keep
them in your thoughts and
prayers.

Karla Patarini
Wauchula


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Letter To The Editor


Science Conference Focused Offers Adoption For Easter


On Florida Mining Impacts


Dear Editor:
The first international confer-
ence on the environmental and
human impacts of mining was
held at Saturday, March 15, at
the Best Western Hotel in Punta
Gorda. The conference attracted
about 75 members of the public
as well as environmental advo-
cates from the Suwannee and
Withlacoochee River Basins,
Hardee, Manatee, Charlotte,
and Hillsborough Counties, to
the Corkscrew Road communi-
ty outside Ft. Myers.
Professor William Dunson, a
biologist formerly of Penn
State University and now living
in Charlotte County, rebuked
the effectiveness of the Horse
Creek Stewardship Program.
The monitoring program was
established as a settlement
between Charlotte County and
Mosaic Company as a result of
a previous legal challenge to
mining in the Horse Creek
basin.
The monitoring program is
touted by Mosaic as confirma-
tion that their operations are not
harming the water quality of
Horse Creek, but Dr. Dunson
indicated in his presentation
that the program's "trigger lev-
els were set too high" and that
the program was "a waste of
time and money."
Since there were no base data
to establish trends in Horse
Creek prior to the monitoring
program, Dr. Dunson compared
the occurrence of various chem-
icals in streams and rivers
throughout Florida, ranging
from the relatively pure St.
Marys River to the highly com-
promised South Prong of the
Alafia.
Fluoride, the most reliable
indicator in phosphate mining
operations, does not exceed .5


* mg/liter in the unpolluted
streams. The trigger level in the
Horse Creek monitoring pro-
gram was set at 4 mg/liter
which Dr. Dunson described as
"way out of sight."
The same was true for the
trigger level established for
"specific conductance," an indi-
cation of dissolved solids and
the ability of a water sample to
carry electrical current. Dr.
Dunson commented that paid
consultants who devise such
monitoring programs "always
favor the political interest point
of view" as opposed to pure sci-
ence.
He also ventured that the
state regulatory bodies, both
DEP and SWFWMD, were
excessively politicized and that
the only way such monitoring
programs could serve the public
interest would be if they were
overseen by a panel of disinter-
ested and unbiased scientists.
"Science and SWFMD is an
oxymoron."
Presentations by Dr. Todd
Kincaid, a hydrology consul-
tant, and James Flocks of the
USGS shed light on mapping
the Karst formation of the
Floridan aquifer by dye-tracing
techniques and seismic profil-
Sing. These techniques are criti-
cal in tracking ground water
pollution caused by mining
operations and such activities as
waste water disposal.
Lew Carter, a soil scientist
and consultant from Sebring,
presented a paper analyzing the
physical, chemical and hydro-
logical characteristics of native
and reclaimed phosphate mine
soils. In his study Carter con-
cluded the soil placed on the
reclaimed sites "bears no re-
semblance to the chemical or
physical characteristics of the


near surface horizons found in
native soils" and "near-surface
hydrology of the reclaimed
upland soils was not re-estab-
lished at the majority of evalu-
ated sites, thus reducing the
quality and quantity of native
flora and fauna." He further
stated that the post-reclamation
mine sites "failed to establish or
maintain many of the minimum
requirements of Chapter 62C-
16-0051, Florida Administra-
tive Code Reclamation and Re-
storation Standards."
Dr. Sydney Bacchus, a
hydroecologist presented her
assessments of off-site impacts
of mining on the groundwater
levels and hydroperiod alter-
ations. Dr. Bacchus' expertise
pertains to the effect of ground-
water alterations on native
flora. She emphasized that be-
cause of the unique characteris-
tics of Karst (Floridan lime-
stone) formations, ground-
water alterations could nega-
tively affect the growth of
native trees like pine, cypress
and oak, miles away from the
actual site of mining. She
warned that there have already
been major impacts on the flora
of the Horse Creek basin due to
pumping of the aquifer on phos-
phate mining sites in Hardee
and Manatee Counties.
The PowerPoint files of the
presenters will be posted on the
mining conference website:
http://www.crms.uga.edu/Mini
ngConference/ for those unable
to attend. The conference was
organized by Dr. Nora Demers,
associate professor of Biology
and Interdisciplinary Studies at
Florida Gulf Coast University
in Ft. Myers.

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the 32 manatees featured in
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help protect the endangered
marine mammals. Manatee
adoptions are often given as
gifts, and with Easter coming
up, this is a great alternative to
candy and the usual fare.
Maureen Dalessio from
Pennsylvania adopted manatees
for her young nieces and neph-
ew in South Jersey last year for
Easter. "I wanted to do some-,
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instead of giving the typical
chocolate Easter bunny in a
basket, I thought that a fluffy
little toy manatee along with the
adoption photo and papers of
real manatees Ginger,
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would be a much healthier pre-
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It was while visiting Sea
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about manatees and was imme-
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my nieces and nephew are fully
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The manatee population in
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Patrick' Rose,,Jloexecutive
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record-setting 417 manatees
died in Florida, and hundreds
more died in 2007. "The popu-
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"Every future risk assessment
done by the state or federal gov-
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Most adult manatees living in
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searchers use them as a method
of identifying individual mana-


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A concerned manatee advo-
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endeavors; research, rescue,


Applaud
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A majority of the basketball
officials coming to Hardee
think it's the best place to come.
They made that apparent on
Saturday night during the Gulf
Coast Basketball Officials
Association banquet at The
Chef in Sarasota.
Out of all the venues, the 70
officials serve, many prefer to
come to Hardee, "where the
program is run right," they said
as they presented the 2008
Good Sports plaque of appreci-
ation to Hardee High Athletic
Director Val Patarini.


Save The Manatee Club


Builders To Get $1.5

Million For Housing


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A total of $1.5 million in fed-
eral loans will help build three
affordable housing develop-
ments in Hardee County.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan,
whose office has been keeping
track of the Federal Home Loan
program, which is processed
through the Atlanta bank of that
agency, recently gave notice of
the approval.
"Affordable Housing Pro-
gram funds in combination
with loans to members are pro-
viding a critical funding source
locally," said a Buchanan press
release. Since the program
began in 1990, the bank 'has
funded nine projects that creat-
ed or rehabilitated 431 units
in Florida's 13 Congressional
District, reported Buchanan.
Statewide, the Loan Bank has
awarded funding to support 239
projects including 12,601 units,


the representative said.
The most recent approvals
include three proposed housing
projects in Hardee County, each
receiving $500,000.
One is in Wauchula, the Sten-
strom Road senior housing for
75 new apartments.
Two are in Bowling Green.
One is for 50 new family rental
units at Old Orchard Village
and another is to help construct
20 new units for seniors at
Chester's Pointe. The, latter,
being prepared by the Hardee
County Housing Authority
which operates the center off
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
on LaPlaya Drive, also received
$110,000 through grants of the
county Office of Community
Development.
The Stenstrom Road housing
and Old Orchard Village are
being planned by Affordable
Housing Solutions for Florida.


Hardee
The plaque reads, "To Hardee
High School for its continuous
support and contributions to the
game of basketball and its offi-
cials." Also noted is the
school's "exceptional profes-
sionalism, hospitality and care
provided to association offi-
cials."

Association vice-president
Anthony Whitfield, who often
comes to Hardee High, present-
ed the plaque on behalf of pres-
ident John Ask and other mem-
bers of the selection committee.
He said Hardee has the best
fans, coaches and players.


rehabilitation, and release pro-
jects; and advocacy and legal
efforts to help protect manatees
and their habitat. Save the
Manatee Club, a national, non-
profit advocacy organization,
has been working to protect
manatees and their habitat for
over twenty-six years.
Unlike most other animal
adoption programs, the club's
adoption programs feature real
manatees. If you time your visit
just right, you may be able to
see your adopted manatees at
their preferred Florida winter
refuges.
For more information about
manatees and adopting one as
an Easter gift, contact Save the
Manatee Club at 500 N.
Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL
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the club's free E-Newsletter.


Hoop Officials


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals for:

CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES


The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as "County",
will receive proposals at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack.Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
until Monday. April 14. 2008 at 2:00 R M. Local time, at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Bidder is
responsible for the delivery of its proposal and/or letters of intent. Those received after
the specified day and time will not be opened.

Hardee County proposes to award a contract for ongoing Professional Engineering
Services for investigation, development, design, construction, inspection and permitting
of civil engineering and environmental projects associated with a small county. This may
include road and bridge work, storm watbr drainage projects and associated wetlands
mitigation projects.

Hardee County will accept, review and evaluate proposals and may require verbal pre-
sentations prior to final selection. The selection process shall be open to the public and
records maintained in accordance with Florida Statute 287.055, Consultants Competitive
Negotiation Act.

Consultants shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with five (6)
copies of their proposal. Proposals shall be submitted in standard three-ring binders.
Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners will be determined at a later
date. Hardee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Dale Johnson,
Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 3:20c


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The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers.


COURTESY PHO TO
A young man with area ties is continuing the athletic
achievement they have knoWn. Ricky Guzman, son of for-
mer Hardee Countian Rick Guzman and wife Penny, now
livingin Oxford, Ala. is making baseball scouts sit up and
take notice. The grandson of Gregorio II and Jesusa
Guzman of Wauchula, and nephew of Greg III and Julie
Guzman of Bowling Green, and Rene Guzman of Zolfo
Springs, young Ricky is in his third season on the varsity
team at Oxford High. The catcher has been on the All-
Star team, played in a college showcase in Birmingham
and competed for a travel team called Oxford Pard,
where last summer he hit .350 and his time to throw out
a runner trying to steal was 1.9 seconds. For his accom-
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The star in my window shines clearly
Where is your blonde hair
Where is your sweet mouth
To find it only a dream
Now I drink pain in every delight
And poison in my water
I never knew it would be so bitter
To be alone
Alone without you.

Rodney Youngblood
Central Florida Reception Center
Orlando
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.



PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
April 03, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 to
consider adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 08-12
An Ordinance imposing a six (6) cent local optional fuel tax
upon every net gallon of motor fuel and diesel fuel sold in
Hardee County and taxed under the provisions of Section
206.41, 206.87, and Section 336.025 of the Florida Statutes;
providing that the imposition shall be effective for a period of
ten (10) years, beginning January 01, 2009; providing distribu-
tion, pursuant to the state's distribution method listed in
336.025(4) of the Florida Statutes between Hardee County and
Municipalities located therein representing a majority of the
incorporated area population within the county; providing for
severability; and providing for an effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioners Office at least two (2) working days
prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection dur-
ing regular office.hours at 412 West Orange Street, Room 103,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 3:20c


GREENING CONTINUES AS CITRUS PRIORITY
The Florida citrus industry is moving to the late-variety orange
harvest. While growers are busy harvesting, ever present in their
minds is concern over greening. This disease continues to be found
throughout Florida, with many more detections in the Peace River
Valley.
The February crop estimate reduced the number of oranges
expected to be produced in Florida, with the reasoning that damage
from past hurricanes has actually done more damage than expect-
ed. This placed even more pressure on growers to keep their groves
healthy and disease free. Production costs continue to rise, making
it necessary to produce a crop large enough to cover those produc-
tion expenses.
In turn, growers look to research to provide the proper pro-
duction practices to keep groves profitable. While there is much
information not yet available, some information is beginning to be
made available to growers to help deal with greening and psyllid,
the insect vector which moves the disease.
A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural

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Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


LEARNING TO BE A GRANDDADDY
A couple of weeks ago I picked up my grandson Heath. He is
three years old and well beyond the diaper stage, which makes it
easier to take him with me. I thought we could have some quality
time together.
When I asked him what he wanted for lunch he said, "a
McDonalds." That was easy and we headed for the fast-food
restaurant. When I asked him what he wanted to eat, he repeated
that he wanted, a "McDonalds." The ladies behind the counter were
really helpful and suggested just about everything on the menu,-but
Heath just echoed the same order, "a McDonalds."
I finally got him a Happy Meal with chicken nuggets, french
fries and a toy, but he insisted he wanted, "a McDonalds." I tried
one more time. I went back, ordered a hamburger and took it to the
table. He took one look at it and said, "No, that's a hamburger. I
want "a McDonalds."
I finally gave up and resorted to calling the ultimate authority
- his mother. My daughter Tamara, who is a teacher at Zolfo
Springs Elementary, explained that she took Heath to McDonalds
every Sunday morning for a cinnamon bun. I finally understood -
McDonalds i's his'name for a' cinnamon bun.
That solved the problem, but it will be much better when
Heath is old enough to articulate and tell me specifically what he
wants. When that happens, maybe I will be able to understand.
Apparently a McDonalds means a variety of things to their
customers; but for Heath Hendry, it definitely means a cinnamon
bun.
This grandfather role actually requires a lot of experience. It
reminds me of the time when I took my grandson Mikell fishing,
and he didn't get the first bite. On the last day he was mumbling
about the whole fishing trip and said (loud enough for me to hear),
"I just wish my daddy was here. We'd have caught fish."
My solution for being such an inept Granddaddy was to call
Kenny Sanders who offered to take Mikell and me fishing. That
time Mikell caught three big red fish, a snook and a bunch of other
fish of various sizes. It is just a fact: that sometimes inexperienced
granddaddies have to call for a little help.


PUBLIC NOTICE
MEETING DATE RESCHEDULED
The Hardee County Housing Authority will
meet on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 3:00
p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula.
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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9A
Sciences (IFAS) research trial conducted on psyllid management
through aerial insecticide applications has shown promise when
large areas of grove are sprayed together. Sprayed blocks within a
Hardee grove showed adult populations remained low the entire 25
days of the block evaluation. However, at Day 20 populations
began to increase, which is thought to be from the migration of
psyllid back into the treated area from neighboring untreated areas.
A differing trial in DeSoto County treated 20,000+ acres of
contiguous acreage made at the start of the winter dormant period.
Psyllid populations remained undetectable throughout the winter to
the February reporting date.
Timing Aldicarb applications can be a useful tool in reducing
psyllid populations. Higher population reductions were found as a
result of January applications than were found in November or
February applications. Findings indicate application 2-3 months
before spring-shoot initiation can significantly suppress adult psyll
lid populations during the critical spring growth period and after-
ward, with minimal impact to generalist predators such as spiders
and ladybeetles. Additional information is forthcoming on young
trees of varying size.
The information provided is summarized from the IFAS Citrus
Industry Update prepared periodically by IFAS. Previous issues
can now be found on the CREC Web site at www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu.
The newsletters can be located in the publications area. Growers
can be added to the distribution list by contacting canker-
greeningupdates@crec.ifas.ufl.edu. IFAS will need your name,
company name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Growers can learn more about greening and its management
by attending a Greening Summit organized by UF/IFAS Extension,
Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council and the
Greening Task Force. It will be held April 8 at the University
Center Auditorium at South Florida Community College in Avon
Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will end,
at 4:30 p.m.
The summit will address a broad series of issues, Certified
Education Units will be offered for both the restricted-use pesticide
license and the certified crop-advisor licenses. There will'be a
sponsored lunch. Registration is limited to the first 200 people and
must be submitted by March 28 to Jane Wilson at (863) 956-1151,
fax (863) 956-4631 or e-mail mjw@crec.ifas.ufl.edu.
IFAS is also working to reschedule a bus tour originally sched-
uled for March 13. The tour will allow local grower to visit groves
in South Florida which have documented heavy incidence of the
disease. They will discuss their efforts of disease control and
answer grower questions as to details associated with the disease
experienced in their groves. IFAS is working to establish another
date in April or May. To show your interest in the tour and pre-reg-
ister contact Mary at the Hardee County Extension Office.
Finally, IFAS will host the third citrus tour to Brazil in July.
Growers will travel from July 12-19 touring groves in Brazil and
interacting with growers there regarding greening. Space is limited
to 15 people. The cost is estimated between $2,500 and $3,000.
For more information or to register contact Dr. Steve Futch at (863)
956-1151.


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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended March 13, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,077 com-
pared to 6,399 last week and 6,694 a year ago. According to the
'Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 lower,
feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 4.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:


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55.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 125.00-156.00;
300-400 lbs., 112.00-145.50; and
400-500 Ibs., 99.00-131.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 110.00-140.00;
300-400 lbs., 99.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 94.00-110.00

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


Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 61.00-
70.00.


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF
HARDEE SCHOOL BOARD
INTERNAL ACCOUNTS FY 2007-08

Hardee County School Board requests proposals
from qualified Certified Public Accountants to con-
duct an independent audit of its internal accounts
for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. The
School Board's request for proposals is posted at
www.hardee.kl2.fl.us "RFP Internal Accounts".
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
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-1 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 24 0000100100000
and 0934240000037700000
A parcel of land lying in 504 and S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, Florida desc
as: Com at NE corn of S09, T34S, R24E, Hardee: County, Florida, thence N
89deg30min21sec W along N line of said Sec be, a dist of 2082.82 ft; thence
leaving said N line of said Sec 09, S 00degl minl8sec W a dist of 601 ftto
POB; thence cont S 0degl I min18sec 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 NW/ly direction along the arc of said curve
to the left, whose radius is 84.40 ft & a central angle of 33deg30mln25sec 49.36
ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence in a NWlly direction, along the arc of
said curve to the left whose radius Is 95.00 ft and a central angle of
70deg31min26sec, 116.93 ft to a pt of compound curvature; thence in a SWIly
direction, along the arc of said curve to the left, whose radius Is 64.64 ft and a
central angel of 45deg53min25sec, 51.77 ft to a pt of reverse curvature; thence
in a SWIly 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 89deg29min52sec
W 227.42 ft; thence N 14deg35min04sec W, 79.76 ft; thence N
00deg55min08sec E, 146.72 ft; thence S 89deg04mln52sec E, 273.03 ft to a
curve to the left; thence in a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose
radius is 19.00 ft & a central angle of 86deg55min42sec, 28.83 ft, to a pt of
tangency; thence N 03degS9min26sec E, 237.56 ft to a curve to the left; thence
in a NWlly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 30.00 ft 7 a
central angle of 92deg49min20sec, 48.60 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N
89deg33min08sec W, 309.65 ft; thence S 81deg23min07sec W, 92.39 ft; thence
N 08deg54min04sec 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 17deg08min44sec, 44.89 ft to a pt of compound curvature to the left;
thence NW/ly along said curve whose radius is 631.94 ft and a central angle
23deg30min55sec, 259.36 ft to a non-tangent line; thence S 52deg15min11sec
W, 34.68 ft; thence N 37deg44min49sec W, 43.54 ft; thence N 56deg54minl6sec
W, 148.11 ft; thence S 17deg53minOsec W, 68.74 ft; thence S
30deg33mln02sec 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 ft to a pt of tangency; thence S81deg58min25sec
W, 154.75 ft; thence N28deg19min09sec W 78.19 ft; thence N 59deg04min01sec
E, 184.64 ft; thence N 17deg53min01sec E, 80.74 ft; thence N
31degl4min54sec W, 107.85 ft, to a pt on a curve whose chord bears N
64deg26mln 11sec W for 130.80 t; thence In a NWlly direction, albng the arc of
said curve, whose radius is 99.00 ft & a central angle of 82deg4lmin2lsec,
142.88 ft to a pt of tangency; thence N 23deg05min31sec W, 115.02 ft; to a
curve to the left; thence in a NW/ly direction, along the arc of said curve,
whose radius Is 25.00 ft & a central angle of 76deg27mn1 Osec, 33.36 ft, to a pt
of tangency; thence S 80deg27minl9sec W, 10; thence N 09deg32min41secW,
76.93 ft; thence N 83deg38mln42sec E, 95.22 ft, to a curve to the left; thence In
a NE/ly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius is 269.00 ft & a
central angle of 29deg08mln31sec, 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 NElly & 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 SElly 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 37deg52minl 3sec, 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 ftto apt
of tangency; thence S 27deg17min38sec W, 82.43 ft to a curve to the left;
thence in a SW/ly & 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
40deg41mlnO9sec E, 12.90 ft; thence S 49deg18min51sec W, 2057. ft to a non-
tangent curve whose chord bears S 33deg38mln50sec E, for 355.97 ft; thence
in a SElly direction, along the arc of said curve, whose radius Is 659.85 ft &
central angle of 31degl7mln50sec, 360.43 ft to a pt on a non-tangent line;
thence along said non-tangent line N 81deg03minl8sec E, 59.97 ft; thence S
89degl6min43sec E, 359.85 ft; thence S 03deg57min48sec W, 370.10 ft; thence
S 89deg29min52sec E, 333.19 ft, to a pt on a non-tangent curve whose chord
bears S 50degl9min54sec E, for 3.28; thence n a SElly direction, along the
arc of said curve to the left, whose radius Is 53.35 ft & a central angle of
39dee45min06sec, 37.01 ft to the POB, 7 contain 8.6 acres more or less
S09. T34S, R24E
Roger Conley Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board
This s a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to makn
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Department at
least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public hearing. This Is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC Dublic 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 PlanninglDevelopment
Department, 110 S. 9"t 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


First Baptist Church


of Bowling Green

wants to invite you to our

Good Friday Service, March 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 a.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast

Easter Sunday Service, March 23rd at 10:45 a.m.


About Our Featured Guest




Jon Randles is the founder and president of the Jon Randles
Evangelistic Association and Randles, Inc., located in Frisco,
Texas. Through JREA, Randles is involved in evangelism,
church growth conferences and evaluations, discipleship,
student ministry, and missionary endeavors world wide
through speaking engagements, books, and CDs.

Randles is also a sought after speaker for motivating colle-
giate athletic teams including the football programs at the
universities of Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas A&M,
Texas Tech, Baylor, and Tulsa. As a speaker for the
Jon RandlesEvangels Director Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), he also speaks reg-

ularly at FCA student camps and events that include nation-
al leadership camps. Randles has also been the keynote for state-wide collegiate retreats in Texas
from 1996 on, and for Oklahoma athletes 1995-1998 and 2001-2007.


First Baptist Church of Bowling Green

4531 U.S, Highway 17 North

Bowling Green, FL 33834

(863) 375-2253


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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A


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

CIVIL ACTION
Case No.: 25-2006-CA-379

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R10
UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF OCTOBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE *

Plaintiff,

VS.

NATHANIEL R. BRADDOCK, et al,

Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Order Rescheduling;
Foreclosure Sale dated March 14,
2008, entered in Case NO. 25-
2006-CA-379 of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for HARDEE County, Florida
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC.
ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R10
UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF OCTOBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE, is the Plaintiff and
NATHANIEL R. BRADDOCK; BON-
NIE ALICE BRADDOCK; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF
OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRA-
TION; DISCOVERY MARKETING
AND DISTRIBUTING, INC. A/K/A
DISCOVERY MARKETING AND
DIST., INC; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at NORTH FRONT
DOOR OF THE HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN
STREET at 11:00 AM, on the 9 day
of April, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
THE NORTH 375 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 408 FEET OF
THE EAST 151.71 FEET OF
THE WEST 176.71 FEET
OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 AND
THE NORTH 175 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 408 FEET OF
THE WEST 115 FEET OF
THE EAST 483.29 FEET OF
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE
1/4 OF SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

A/K/A 124 Bill Woods Road, Ona,
FL 33865

Any.person claiming an 4iterest
In the, surplus from the salfdf any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on March 14, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at Eschevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayehore 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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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 POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF JULY 1, 2005, WITHOUT
RECOURSE

PJaintiff

VS.

VIRGINIA GUAJARDO, et al.

Defendant(s) /

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 Bast, run thence North
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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 less 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 lis
pendens must file a claim 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 ki fet avek Americans
With Disabilities Act, tout moun
kin ginyin yun bezwen sp6siyal
pou akomodasiyon pou yo
patisipe nan program sa-a dwe,
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 t6l6fon nam
se 8514-140 oubyen TDD 1-800-
955-8771 oubyen 1-800-955-8770 i
pasan pa Florida Relay Service.
En accordance avec la Loi des
"American With Disabilities". Les
personnel en besoln d'une acco-
modation special pour participer
a ces procedures doivent, dans
un temps reasonable, avante d'en-
treprendre. aucune autre
demarche, contacer I'office
administrative de la Courth situ6
au Hardee County Courthouse,
POD 1749 417 West Main Street,
8514-140 le telephone 8514-140
TDD 1-C00-955-8770 ou 1-800-
955-8770 Via Florida Relay
Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto 6
"'Decreto de los Americanos con
Impedimentos, Inhabilitados, per-
sonas en necesidad del servicio
especial para participar en este
procedimiento debr n, dentro de
un tempo razonable, antes de
cualiquier procedimiento, pon-
erse en contact con la oficina
Administrative de la Corte Hardee
County Courthouse, POD 1749 -
417 West Main Street, 8514-140,
Telefono 8514-140, TDD 1-800-
955-8770 6 1-800-955-8771 Via
Florida Relay Service".
3:13,20c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 08PR84
Edelmira Nava,
Petitioner,

and

J. Carmen Munoz,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: J. Carmen Munoz
11100 Gibson SF SPL #L287,
Albuquerque, NM 87123
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Edelmira Nava, whose
address is 1020 Sunny Lane Dr.
Sebring FL 33870 on or before 4-
18-08, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 417 W. Main
Street Wauchula, FL 33873, before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fall to do so,
a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.

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

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
.your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, *
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future


papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: 3-11-08
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:20,27;4:3,10c

Man's best support is a very
dear friend.


RESCUE REHEARSAL


Plan Ahead To
Quit Smoki' g
Anyone who woul ke to
be tobacco-free by -mer
is invited to pre-register for
the eight-session "Freedom
From Smoking" program of
the American Lung Associa-
tion. It begins on April 14 at 6
p.m. in Conference Room at
Florida Hospital-Sebring.
Each person develops
their own plan for long-term
freedom from tobacco, con-
sidering their pitfalls for
relapse, and skills for stress
management, weight control
and assertive positive think-
ing as well as group support.
For more information, call
Sara Rosenbaum at 863-
386-6476.

Enchilada Dinner
On Friday Night
As a fundraiser for the high
school tennis teams, they
will host an enchilada dinner
on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at
the high school cafeteria.
To carry out or eat in, the
flat beef enchiladas come
with hot, medium or mild
sauce, beans, rice and
salad. Those eating in also
get a drink and dessert. Cost
is $6 per meal.

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

Case No.: 25-2008-CA-000037
DIVISION:

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE,

Plaintiff,

VS.

CLAIRE PEREZ, et al,

Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHIRLEY A. LOVETT

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
.1520 E. COUNTY LINE RD.
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834-2842

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,yTHROUGH,
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,
PL., 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.
This 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 & Frappier, 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.


The
Herald-Advoc
Hardee Countys 11nmelown Co
PRINTERS PUBLISI
115 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 3387:
Telephone (863) 773-3


PHOTO BY CHIP BALLARD
C Shift members from Hardee County Fire-Rescue are shown here practicing for the
day they will have to cut a crash victim out of a badly mangled vehicle using the Jaws
of Life. Tackling the task on Friday in the parking lot of the Zolfo Springs Civic Center
were (front row, from left) John Adler and David Cole, both firefighter/paramedics;
Chand Anderson, firefighter/emergency medical technician; Nancy Sneider, FF/P; and
Dan Brimblecom, FF/EMT; and (in back) Lt. Larry Factor. The car, now unrecognizable,
was donated to Hardee County Fire-Rescue for training purposes by Brownings Used
Auto Parts on Chinook Road in Gardner, Factor said.


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
Bowling Green Entertains
Tri-County Medical Men: The
Tri-County Medical Associa-
tion met in Bowling Green
Tuesday night with a banquet at
the Green Terrace hotel. Among
those attending were Dr. and
Mrs. M.C. Kayton, Dr. and Mrs.
W.H. Peacock, Dr. and Mrs.
B.D. Spears, and Mrs. A.A.
Poucher.

Western Story Writer Visiting
Friends Here: E.B. Mann,
writer of Western stories and
novels, is spending time this
week in Wauchula, visiting old
friends and, schoolmates, 'Mr.
and Mrs. L.D. Parker. His latest
book is an 82,000-word novel
based on the life of Billy the
Kid and titled "Gambling
Man."

Royal Theatre Holds. Over
'The Conquerors' One Day:
"The Conquerors," current
attraction at the Royal Theatre
in Wauchula, is being held over
one more day and will be
shown again tonight, manager
Reuben Moore announced yes-
terday.

Hardee Strawberries Carry
Well To Texas: More evidence
that Hardee County strawber-
ries carry well to distant mar-
kets was received a few days
ago by C.A. Green, who recent-
ly put his name inside a pint cup
-of berries which was shipped to
Texas by the Wauchula Straw-
berry Growers' Association.

'No-Fence' Advocates Give
Notice Of Introducing Bill In
Legislature: Advocates of a no-
fence law in Hardee County
met in Wauchula Wednesday
afternoon, elected officers, and
drew up a notice of intention to
have a certain measure enacted
at the coming session 6f the
state Legislature.

Griffin and Murphy Are
Clearing House Nominees: S.L.
Griffin, of Wauchula, has been
nominated as director of the
Florida Citrus Growers' Clear-
ing House association from the
seventh district. Henry G.
Murphy, of Zolfo Springs, has
been nominated as director
from the state at large.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee Nine Wins Again:
The second victory in as many
games was racked up by the
Hardee High School baseball
squad this week as they defeat-
ed Auburndale 13-2 Friday
night.

Financial Condition Of


Schools Is Poor, State Audit
Shows: The financial condition
of Hardee County's school sys-
tem is poor but is continuing to
improve, according to the bian-
-.a nual audit of the Board of
Public Instruction.

* Cancer Drive Set For April:
April will be Cancer Fund cam-
S paign month in Hardee County.
32 The drive, part of a nation-wide
one to raise funds for research


by the American Cancer
Society, will be under the direc-
tion of the Junior Woman's
Club. Mrs. Billy See is general
chairman for the drive with
Fred Dennis as co-chairman.

Trackmen Win Five Firsts:
Hardee High trackmen won five
firsts but lost their second meet
to Walker Junior High of
Bradenton last Thursday 46-77.
The boys also picked up five
second places and five third
places.

Immovable Oak, An Irresist-
ible Council Meet: The tug of
war between progress and the
oak tree went into its last
innings this week, with the City
Council of Wauchula on one
side. and Mrs. O.F. Wells on the
other. A big, beautiful oak tree
is right in the middle of the site
for a new city sidewalk rom
the high school to Main Street.
Monday night the council
ordered for the oak to be dug
up.

Peace River Polluted By
Phosphate: Peace River, one of
the state's most beautiful and
historic streams, is now under-
going one of its worst sieges of.
phosphate pollution in recent
years. The stream resembled
brownish buttermilk with con-
tents of a 40-acre slime settling
pond Sunday night.

25 YEARS AGO
Insulation Company May Lo-
cate Here: Wauchula may soon
be experiencing its first major
growth in years if a deal cur-
rently being worked out goes
through. The council agreed to
sponsor the sale of up to $4.5
million in Industrial Develop-
ment Revenue Bonds to get the
company started in business.
The new company is called
Enercor Inc. and is an organized
Houston-based corporation.

Landfill Construction Con-
tract Finally. Awarded: The
County Commission finally
awarded the landfill construc-
tion contract to Stratton of
Florida Inc., of Tampa and hired
a part-time construction project
manager last Thursday after-
noon. The construction contract
was for $402,000.

Double Dribble Darlings
Begin Basketball Season: The
Hardee County Women's Bas-
ketball League, affectionately
known as the Double Dribble
Darlings, recently began its
league play and is now three
weeks into its nine-week play.

Council Ignores Whistle
Petition: An attempt, was made
Monday night to resurrect
Wauchula's tradition of blow-
ing the fire whistle at noon
every day, but it was given short
shrift by the City Council.
David Ward presented the peti-
tion to the council, signed by
500 persons. It stated simply
that the undersigned would like
to hear the fire whistle blown at
noon every day.

Local 4-H Club Team Land-
Judging Winner: The Hardee
Soil & Water Conservation
District hosted the Tri-County
Land-Judging Contest for stu-
dents from Charlotte, DeSoto


and Hardee. The Hardee
County winning 4-H team
included Tracy Border, Susie
Lang, Frankie Lang, Donnie
Heather and Jerry Southwell.

Wauchula Car To Race
Saturday In Sebring: Dana and
James English of Wauchula will
be in the pit for this 1983
Chevrolet Camaro this Saturday
at Sebring's 12-Hour Coca-
Cola Classic road race. Dana
helped build the car in
Wauchula and will be the team
manager Saturday.

10 YEARS AGO

ZS Gets Surprise In Mail...
$48,450: Zolfo Springs town
officials were smiling broadly
Monday after receiving a check
for $48,450 in the day's mail. It
represents payment in full of
the court-ordered restitution
from the man held largely
responsible for the municipali-
ty's faulty sewer system.

A Winterfest Test: With the
theme "Love Is In The Air,"
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School's recent Winterfest pre-
sented something for everyone.
Parents, teachers and students
enjoyed many different games,
a giant slide and a giraffe
strength test. The event kicked
off with the crowning of the
1998 prince and princess, fifth
graders David Rodriguez and
Crystal Romero.

Fair Crowns Queens: Hardee
County has crowned its latest
royalty from a bounty of worthy
contestants. Heather Martin
was crowned Miss Hardee
County 1998. Monday night
Junior Miss Hardee County
1998 was given to Jamie
Revell.

Resthaven Residents Wel-
come New Vehicle: A new car
graces the front of Resthaven,
the refurbished old Lemon
Grove Schoolhouse which has
become a retirement home for
many county residents over the
last half-century.

Local United Way Campaign
Exceeds Goal: The fund-raising
goal for the Hardee County
United, Way was $30,000. The
amount raised was $32,352 for
1997. This compares with the
$18,691 raised in 1996 and
$7,100 in 1995. Steve Wofford
and Dana English are the co-
chairmen of the Hardee County
United Way campaign.

Golf Tourney Helps HHS
Seniors: Thirty-eight sponsors
and 39 two-man teams com-
bined efforts Saturday to
increase the 1998 Project
Graduation purse by over
$5,000. Coordinators Bill Alexy
and Stan Pelham were pleased
with the outcome. Champion-
ship flight winners were Hunter
and Mike Prescott.

Lake Dale Baptist Plans
Spring Revival: The Rev. Paul
Russell will be the guest evan-
gelist for the spring revival
being planned for March 29-
April 5 at Lake Dale Baptist
Church. Pastor Walt Napier will
lead the music and will wel-
come April Broad Bent of
Oklahoma as guest soloist.


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12A The Herald-Advocate, March 20,2008


Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Held Wednesday At Agri-Civic Center


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
About 200 people attended
the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday morning at the
Hardee Agri-Civic Center. The
breakfast was sponsored by
Clear Springs.
Wauchula Mayor David
Royal organized the event.
Rev. Ken Smith introduced
the speaker, Nathan Whitaker of
Tampa. He is the co-author of
NFL head coach Tony Dungy's
autobiography "Quiet
Strength," which was published
last July and has sold over
900,000 copies and became the
all-time best-selling sports
autobiography.
Whitaker graduated from
Gainesville Eastside High
School, Duke University where
he played football for Steve
Spurrier and baseball, and
Harvard Law School. He
worked for a law firm for four
years, for the Jacksonville
Jaguars for two years, and for
the Tampa Bay Bucs for three
years as head of legal affairs.
"I had a dream to write a
book about Tony Dungy."
Dungy declined the offer at
first, but several years later after


winning the Super Bowl and
losing a son to death he agreed
to have a book written.
Earlier Whitaker had written
a book about sports leadership
but was unable to get it pub-
fished.
Whitaker wrote the book
about Dungy in 24 days follow-
ing the Indianapolis Colts' 2006
Super Bowl victory. Denzel
Washington wrote the forward.
"The book is about role mod-
els. We all have a sphere of
influence. Will our legacy be
positive or negative?"
Whitaker said he has been
blessed by God's grace. He and
his wife Amy have two daugh-
ters. He recalled their youngest
daughter Ellie was in the inten-
sive care unit for a week after
birth. Their older daughter
Hannah was in an auto accident
and escaped serious injury.
'There is a God who cares
about you and sent His Son for
you.'He wants us to have a pos-
itive impact."
Whitaker said Dungy was
raised with Proverbs 16:3,
"Commit thy works unto the
Lord, and thy thoughts shall be
established."


Wauchula First Baptist Church Pastor Ken Smith intro-
duced guest speaker.


Oak Grove Baptist Church Pastor Jim Davis gave the
blessing for the breakfast.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Wauchula Mayor David Royal gave the- welcome.


Nathan Whitaker, who helped Tony Dungy write "Quiet Bowling Green First Baptist Church Associate Pastor Jim
Strength,'I was guest speaker. Williams prayed for community, nation and world.


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Service





Sunday, March 23


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Please join us in the "Rose Garden" of




First United Methodist Church


of Bowling Green, 4910 N. Church Avenue.

(In case of inclement weather, service will be inside church).


Everyone invited to a "Pancake Breakfast"

following the service.



Hosted by: First United Methodist Church & First Baptist Church

(both of Bowling Green)
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Lori R. Jones of Bartow and
formerly of Bowling Green be-
came the bride of Sean Lewis
Serdynski of Bartow on the
evening of Jan. 25.
The bride is the daughter of
Niki Shepard of Bartow. The
groom is the son of Ted and
Annette Serdynski of Alturas.
The couple exchanged mar-
riage vows in their Bartow
home in a 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride, nicknamed Lois


Hardee


SAME BIRTHDAY


Lane, is a 1983 graduate of
Bartow High School. She is
currently employed at Dusty's
Camper World and also is
owner of SLS Entertainment,
which is a disc-jockey service
operating out of Bartow.
The groom is a 1985 graduate
of Bartow High School. He is
employed by Pyramid Fasteners
and is co-owner of SLS
Entertainment.


20, 2008





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EASTER EVANGELIST

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COURTESY PHOTO
Mother and daughter Lucinda Bryant and Millie Freeman
of Wauchula share the same birthday of March 6. Mother
turned 90 while daughter turned 64. Also sharing in the
birthday celebration was Solon Wilson Jr., whose special
day was Feb. 25. Guests at the party were Windy Maze of
Texas, Holly Kuschke and children Mykel, Catherina and
Quinton of Sebring, Carl "Elvis" Bryant and wife Debbie of
Lake Dale, Tim Cowart and wife Jennifer and children of
Wauchula, Tim Cowart Sr. and many friends. Cake and
ice cream were served.


CODY BRISSETTE
Army National Guard Pfc.
Cody L. Brissette has been
mobilized and activated for a
future deployment to an undis-
closed overseas location in sup-
port of Operation Iraqi Free-
dom.
The 2006 graduate of Lake-
wood Ranch High School in
Bradenton, he is the son of Uent
and Barbara Brissette of
Thoroughbred Road, Wauchula.
A military policeman with
two years of military service,
Brissette is normally assigned
to the 320th Military Police Co.
in St. Petersburg. I
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to mili-
tary operations involving mem-
bers of the U.S. armed forces
and coalition forces participat-
ing in efforts to free and secure
Iraq.
Mission objectives focus on
force protection, peacekeeping,
stabilization, security and
counter-insurgency operations
as the Iraqi transitional govern-


ing bodies assume full sover-
eign powers to govern the peo-
ples of Iraq.
Members from all branches
of the U.S. military and multi-
national forces are also assist-
ing in rebuilding Iraq's eco-
nomic and governmental infra-
structure, and 'training and
preparing Iraqi military and
security forces to assume full
authority and responsibility in
defending and preserving Iraq's
sovereignty and independence
as a democracy.


JI
COURTESY PHOTO
Evangelist George Godfrey and his wife, Marilyn, will be
featured in a special Easter service this Sunday at
Maranatha Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs. George
Godfrey is a Bob Jones University graduate and the
author of "How to Win Souls and Influence People."
Marilyn Godfrey is a soloist and pianist. Both also have
been college professors. The Godfreys will be at the 10
and 11 a.m. and the 6 p.m. services. Everyone is invited
to share in the blessing of their ministry. The church is
located at 2465 Oxendine Road.

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2D The Herald-Advocate, March 20. 2008


Apostolic Lighthouse is
holding a youth revival today
(Thursday) through Sunday
with Evangelist Cody Bates, a
Hardee County native now liv-
ing in Oshawa, Canada.
Services on Thursday
through Saturday are at 7:30
p.m. Sunday's are at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. All youth are invited
to the church at 310 Orange St.,
Bowling Green, for this special
series.
Oak Grove Baptist Church
sanctuary choir is presenting
"The Night Before Easter: A
Resurrection Musical," directed
by Duck Smith.
The special presentation will
be Sunday at 11 a.m. at the
church at 4350 W. Main St.,
Wauchula.
Faith Temple Church of God
invites everyone to join the con-
gregation in the celebration of
Easter on Sunday.
The church is at 701 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula,, one
block west of U.S. 17 South.
For more information, call pas-
tors Wendell G. and Ty Smith at
773-3800.
Celebration Church held a
clothing give-away last Sunday
after the week-end service.
More than 400 people attended
the event.
Over 3,000 -articles of sec-
ond-hand clothing was distrib-
uted to men, women, children
and infants. Another give-away
will be set up when enough
clothing is collected. For more
information, call Pastor Clint
Hendry at 863-368-0950 or
email him at chendry@celebra-
tion.org.


ONE BLUE. NO PINKS


Mr. and Mrs. Travis Crews,
Fort Meade, a nine pound five
ounce son, Cooper Levi, born
Feb. 10, 2008, Regency
Medical Center, Winter Haven.
Mrs. Crews is the former Cristy
Haynes. Maternal grandparents
are Jerry Haynes and Linda
McClenithan, both of Fort
Meade. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Bob and Lillian
Morrow of Bowling Green.
Paternal grandparents are
Alfred and Teresa Crews of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal great-
grandmothers are Lillie Crews
of Zolfo Springs and Ailene
Nazzaro of Arcadia.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant -
as a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.

Friendship Is the only cement
that will ever hold the world
together.
-Woodrow Wilson


Paige Waters
Graduates
With MBA
Paige Waters of Wauchula
was graduated in January from
Warner Southern College in,
Lake Wales with a master's de-
gree in business administration.
Waters is a 1994 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.
She earned her bachelor's de-
gree in business administra-
tion/marketing at Webber Inter-
national University. While
working on her master's degree,
again her major was marketing.
Waters is currently employed
at Circuit Breaker Sales &
Service Inc. as an outside sales



Contest
Opens For
Student Art
The Congressional Student
Arts Competition for young-
sters living in the 13th Con-
gressional District of Florida is
now open.
The nationwide contest pro-
vides students in the 13th
District with an opportunity to
showcase their talents in a pres-
tigious annual competition.
Each high school in the 13th
District, represented by Con-
gressman Vern Buchanan, will
submit three student entries.
The entries will be judged and
exhibited at the Ringling
Museum of Art in Sarasota.
Awards will be given for first
through fourth places as well as
honorable mentions.
The overall winner's work
will be put on display for the
remainder of the year in the
Cannon House Office Building
Tunnel, which connects to the
U.S. Capitol building in Wash-
ington, D.C. The winner also
will be awarded a flight for two
to Washington and an opportu-
nity to receive a $5,000 scholar-
ship to the Savannah College
of Art & Design.
All artwork, student informa-
tion and release forms must be
submitted by May 20.
Contact Kirstin Minor at
Buchanan's office at (941) 747-
9081 or visit the Web site
www.buchanan.house.gov for
more information.


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Hardee County Farm Bureau Insurance


ATTENTION

CITRUS GROWERS


The government has changed the Crop Insurance Sale
Closing date to 04-01-2008. If you currently have your
Crop Insurance through Hardee County Farm Bureau,
please contact our office immediately to schedule an
appointment to renew. your Crop Insurance. Our phone
number is 863-773-3117.

**If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to
purchase Fruit Crop Insurance until March 2009.**


George Wadsworth Jr.
Agent


Jay Bryan
Agent


***This requires your urgent attention.***
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Waters
representative.
She is the daughter of
Suzanne Dupree and Donny
Waters of Hardee County.



Transformers
Party Held
For 6-Year-Old
Hunter Presley, the son of
Aaron Presley and Jessica Pres-
ley of Wauchula, turned 6 years
old on Feb. 27.
He celebrated with a birthday
party on Saturday, Feb. 23, at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
Theme for the party was Trans-
formers.
Guests were served pizza,
chips and cake.
Joining in the celebration
were grandparents Daniel and
Maryann Jenkins, Arlis and
Connie Holland and Carol
Royal; aunt Tammy Sanders;
and many family members and
friends.


Hunter


There isnho wilderness like a
life without friends; friendship
multiplies blessings and mini-
mizes misfortunes; it is a
unlqe remedy against ad-ver-
sity, and it soothes the soul.
-Baltasar Gracian


Mermaid
Party Fetes
4-Year-Old
Lauren Rae Gainous of Zolfo
Springs turned 4 years old on
Feb. 10. She is the daughter of
Gayle and the late Dale
Gainous.
Lauren's ,special occasion
was celebrated twice, with a
birthday party on Friday, Feb. 8,
at the New Hope School and a
trip on Saturday, Feb. 9, to
Weeki Wachee. The theme for
both, of course, was mermaids!
Guests were served spaghetti,
corn on the cob, garlic bread, a
special Mermaid cake and ice
cream.
Many family members and
friends joined in the fun.


Little Sarah
Smith Has
1st Birthday
Little Sarah "Pebbles" Smith,
the daughter of Crystal and
Rodney Smith of Wauchula,
had her very first birthday on
Feb. 28.
She celebrated with a party
on Saturday, March 1, in Zolfo
Springs. Theme for the occa-
sion was Tinkerbell.
Guests were served hot dogs
and hamburgers.
Celebrating along with her
were grandparents Debbie Bird,
James Johnson, Ethel Smith
and Roger' Smith, and the
Johnson, Bird, Mushrush,
Banager and McClenithan fam-
ilies.



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Sarah


Grouper

Harvest

Reopens
The recreational and com-
mercial harvest of red, gag and
black grouper in Gulf of



Winston Magee
Celebrates His
4th Birthday
David Winston Magee III, the
son of David W. and Kim L.
Magee, turned 4 years old on
Feb. 20.
He celebrated on that very
same day with a birthday party
at his Zolfo Springs home.
Theme for the occasion was
Spiderman.
Helping Winston celebrate
his birthday were his family
members.


Mexico federal waters and the
commercial harvest of these
species in Gulf state waters
both reopened on Sunday.
During the open-harvest sea-
son in all Gulf waters, recre-
ational anglers may keep no
more than five red, gag and
black grouper in any combina-
tion daily, except that only one
of these fish may be a red
grouper.
The captain and crew of for-
hire vessels fishing in the Gulf
may not retain the recreational
grouper bag limit.
Minimum size limits of 20
inches total length for red
grouper and 22 inches total
length for, gag and black
grouper apply to sport anglers
in the Gulf.
The minimum size for the
commercial harvest of red
grouper in the Gulf is 20 inches
total length, and the commer-
cial minimum size for Gulf gag
and black grouper is 24 inches
total length.
Red, gag and black grouper
in the Gulf are also managed by
an established annual commer-
cial harvest quota.


I English Designs

Featuring Swarovski Crystals, Gemstones, and

Sterling Silver! Available at: Joie 's: on Main St.,
Wauchula, or at the studio: 132 Paldao Acres, Wauchula

863-773-5840



10% OFF I ENGLISH DESIGNS JEWELRY
THRU MAY 1, 2008!
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Prophetess Kelly Crews
of Boston, Mass.

Wed. & Thurs. March 19 & 20
7:30 p.m. Nightly


AND

Eryk Anglin Pastor & Recording Artist
Kingdom Life Word Ministry Haines City, FL

Friday March 21 7:30 p.m.


Higher Ground International Ministry
1258 W Main St. Wauchula
For more information call Michelle at (863) 273-0920

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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3D


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

The music was so beautiful last Thursday at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. By 7 p.m. show time and
the band warmed up, we could hear the birds chirping their evening
songs. And why not? It was still daylight outside. We moved our
clocks ahead one hour, but all of God's other creatures go by the
direction of the sunrise and sunset. They never have to adjust to the
fast or slow time change.
In fact, it'was still daylight at 8 when we went to break time.
Even our hostess, Darlene Henry, arrived a bit late, perhaps she for-
got to set her clock ahead.
We were treated with first-time visitors this evening. They
were Joe and Rose Ann Budd from New Jersey, excellent dancers,
especially on numbers such as "The Tennessee Waltz" and the
tango "Blue Spanish Eyes." Art and Fran were requested to take the
floor again. They are a smooth dance team. By the way, we all con-
gratulated Art. He is now 86 years old and we hope he has many
more. He is a great dancer and a true friend.


TWINS TURN 84


After break time and snack bar, we had our door-prize draw-
ing, won this time by Fran Ferraro from Wauchula. The band then
played their mystery numbers, entitled "You Were Meant For Me."
It was guessed correctly this evening by Emma Walton from The
Oasis RV Park at Zolfo Springs.
By request, Art led GeorgeAnne, Emma and RoseAnn in the
line number "Alley-Cat." The band then closed out the evening
with the numbers "Tiny Bubbles," "Anytime," "Redhead" and the
fast Texas two-step, "San Antonio Rose."


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Jack Bowman was absent from the 3-Note Band this week. He
was with another band in Arcadia. Hope to see him and wife Nora
at our St. Patrick's party here at the center.
Today (Thursday) will be our St. Patrick's party. Be sure and
wear green. We will have Bill Hartegin singing traditional Irish
numbers. He is from the old order, a true Irish "red-neck."
We have lots of fun here at the center. Meet new friends, greet
old ones and, best of all, it's all free. Come be with us tonight!
Hope to see you all soon.


Dr. Mark D. Sesign. O.D.
Dr. C.N. Timmerman, O.D.
Dr. Ronald 0. Se* igny, O.D.
Dr. David M. Loesiy. M.D.

Board Certified Optometric PhYsicians

735 North 6th A\ e.
Wauchula. FL
(863) 773-3322


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County natives and twins Louise Durrance and
Lucille Wunder recently celebrated their 84th birthday.
Their brother-in-law, Byron Bond, sent them a handmade
birthday card with old family pictures of Mary Louise and
Annie Lucille and their parents Walter and Dora Bryan.
The twins were the first ever delivered by Dr. WS. Pyatt of
Bowling Green. They were born Jan. 8, 1924, in the
Torrey community, where, their father farmed and their
.mother raised them with sister, Helen, and brothers Jack
and Lemuel. Louise still lives in College Hill, Bowling
Green, and Lucille resides in Titusville. The photo above
shows Lucille (left) and Louise (right) at about 14 years
of age.

KUWAIT REUNION


COURTESY PHOTO
Former Hardee Senior High School Wildcats PFC Caleb
Mink (left) and Sgt. Felix "Skippy" Prieto (right) both
found themselves at the Kuwait staging area prior to
being deployed to Iraq in December. Mink is a combat
medic with the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson in
Colorado. He is currently stationed at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
He is the son of Randy and Stephanie Mink of Bowling
Green. Prieto is with the 1st Armored Division, 2nd
Stryker Cavalry Regiment. He is currently stationed in
Camp Taji in Iraq. Prieto is the son -of Rodrigo and
Guadalupe S. Prieto of Wauchula. The former Wildcats
expect to be in Iraq for at least one year.




Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

WHO ARE YOU?
If I am only a natural man struggling along, trying to make a
living, doing a little good here and there. If I am only a Christian
severely limited by my background, education, heredity, age and
experience. If I am only a poor weak, sinful human being no better
or worse than the unbelievers around me, then I agree that I ought
to sit down and shut up.
But if I am a King's son, made so by my Lord's sovereign
action on Calvary, washed of my sins, indwelt by His Holy Spirit
Sand commissioned to represent Him on Earth along with others
- at this particular point in world history, then I am entirely and
fundamentally different from most of the-folks I rub elbows with..
Do you see yourself as a completely new creature or as a nat-
ural person with perhaps higher morals than your neighbors?
The New Testament makes the audacious claim that anybody
who dares to follow Christ is fundamentally changed! It's not an
act of self improvement. It's something God does to you. It is a free
outpouring of grace on anybody who has lost confidence in self and
taken up faith in a crucified Savior.
Such confidence is not presumption. It is our heritage. He
expects us to act this way. He insists that all who follow Him not
worry but rejoice instead.
It's our chance to advertise the One we love and serve.








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


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK













2004 3BR/2BA Mobile Home in Downing Place -
Unusually well kept Screen porch Carport -
Outside storage building Appliances Many
amenities Located close to shopping, restaurants,
and medical services. Foe inexpensive living at the
best. $77,900.00. MLS #200613

4BR/2BA CB home About 1,900 sq ft under roof Central
Air/Heat Among the many extras Vaulted ceilings, recessed
lighting Stove with exhaust, fenced in back area, ceramic tile
throughout except for bedrooms And Much More $149,500.00
MLS #200664
This 3BR/2BA Executive Home, 2 car garage, high rise camper
carport, new AC Landscaped Automatic sprinkler System -
stone fireplace -4" well and many, many more extras. $229,000.00
MLS #199742
3BR 2BA CB home with open porch and C/P 717 Sally Place -
Wauchula Seller might consider owner financing. $149,900.00
MLS #201266
Knollwood Subdivision Charming 3BR/2BA CB home off a cul-
de-sac 2,000 sq ft under roof Excellent floor plan 2 car
garage Many Extras Large Lot. $189,900.00 MLS #201014
Still an excellent buy Don't overlook this: Bowling Green -
4BR/2BA CB home w/stucco brick. Landscaped backyard with
storage shed Chain link fence. Now only $146,000.00 MLS
#199022
5 Acres Ft. Green section 3BR CB home with computer room
- Large outbuilding Fenced Over 2,000 sq ft under roof -
Porches Country Living at it's best Premier Location
$249,000.00 MLS #201124

WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW HOMES IN HARDEE COUNTY
ALL QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
SOur listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can |
opoRTmY access 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 Plores (063) 781-4585
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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


KENMORE DRYER & refrigerator
both for $150. 767-1205. 3:20p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1989 Ford
VIN:lFMCU12T6KUC39770
8:00 A.M. APR. 03, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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'97 EXPLORER SPORT, 2 door,
,dropped, A/C, V-6. Make offer.
781-7476. 3:20dh
1998 MACK E7, 400 HP, 70" sleep-
er, Brown, Call 375-3726 leave
message. 3:6-4:3p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. l:10tfc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
4/3/2008 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and
storage charges: Year: 1996 Make:
DODGE Model: NEON VIN#:
1B3ES47C7TD543514 Sale to be
held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN. FL.
33834. ROBERTS TOWING
reserves the right to bid.
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206 North 6th Averne,. uchul$,i4, 3873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseeredlty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


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
potential! Duplex in Zolfo
Springs! Only $58,000!
PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. 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!
3BR/2BA 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.


10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.
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
Bedroom/2 Bath house.
$450,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. 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
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!


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 Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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2001 FORD F-150, good condi-
tion, runs good. 781-4710.
3:20-27p
2002 CHEVY SILVERADO, red,
$6,000 cash OBO. 781-1062.
3:20c




BASS TRACKER pontoon boat,
20' w/Murray trailer and 70 HP
Johnson, $5,000. Call 863-735-
1768 after 7 p.m. 3:20-27p
14' ALUMA CRAFT BOAT, '05, 6
HP Mercury motor, aluminum
Highlander trailer, custom made
cover, $1,800. 863-375-2417.
2:21-3:20p


LARGE WOOD DESK with chair, 4
drawer metal fi!e cabinet, $50.
863-375-2545. 3:20p
7 FT. MAPLE TABLE with 6 chairs,
china cabinet to match. 767-8822.
3:20c



PART TIME TRUCK driveror
ornamental plant nursery. Apply:
Peace River Growers, 3521 N.
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL
3:20-27c
DRIVER NEEDED Bulk gas deliv-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc


NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $513 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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Joe L.Davs
SN C., R E A L T 0 S '-
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
| JOEL. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REAJOHN H. O'NEAL
Juan Delatorre
(863) 781-1128
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Lovingly
maintained 3BR, 2BA CB
home in Bowling Green sits on
0.84 ac. Includes attached
garage and detached barn with
three-bay carport. $160,000!
NEW LISTING! Two residen-
tial lots in Highlands Park
Estates in Lake Placid, both
75X150, listed for $5,000! One
residential lot in Orange
Blossom Estates in Sebring,
80X125, listed for $4,500!
NEW LISTING! 10 ac im-
proved, fenced pastureland on
Abendhoff Rd. $147,000!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great prop-
erty for recreation, investment,
or homesite! $90,000!
PRICE REDUCED! PEACE
RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac
parcel w/city water & sewer.
Zoned R-l, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold
w/0.35 ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite
NOW $34,500!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
15 acs pasture & native land.
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
w/1809 SF living, 3855 SF
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed & 18'x40' multi-
purpose pavilion. $259,000!
Bayside home, Englewood.
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000!
HOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
and shops!


Great location! Commercial
zoned lot with 450' frontage
on north end of Fl Ave.
$360,000!
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is
native Florida land. Access to
Peace River provided by
another shared 5 ac parcel.
$100,000!
20 ac grove in Villa Citrus
w/micro-jet irrigation.
$239,000!
These three 5 ac tracts in
western Hardee Co are ready
for your new home! All three
have paved rd frontage. Listed
for $100,000 each! Owners
motivated!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val-
25 acs grove in SW Hardee
Co has 12" well and new barn.
Extensive reset program.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
New construction, 4BR/2BA
CB home on corner lot in
Wauchula. New refrigerator,
stove and microwave. Call
today for more details!
$153,000!
DEVELOPMENT/RECRE-
ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful
pines & pastureland, w/over
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove in western Hardee Co
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well
micro-jet irrigation, & John
Deere power unit. $625,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL..... ...781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON....................
JAMES STALLINGS.......412-4379
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much trouble.
-Rudyard Kipling


OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 1-4, 541
SR 64 West, across from Pioneer
Park, 2/3 ac lot, 2/3BR, 2B, car-
port, pole barn. Looking for
offers. (419) 571-0786. 3:20p


PRONTO SURE STEP electric
wheelchair. Includes cover, and
platform for vehicle, $700. 735-
0148. 3:20p
LOWREY PAGEANT organ, model
M-150, with bench, books, $200.
863-375-2545. 3:20p
40- 33 1/3 RECORD albums,
1950s-60s, $50. 863-375-2545.
3:20p
8x8 SHED WITH large entry door,
$300. 767-8822. 3:20c


HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
Full Time $22,360"
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


2BR, 2B, In Town 2 BR, 2B, Pool, 5 ac.


$124,900


$199,900


$249,-M $o 229,900 $4499000-



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2005 3BR/2B NICE CLEAN dou-
ble-wide mobile home, low down
payment, Carol's Realty. 863-412-
8932. 3:20c
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



YORKIE PUPPIES CKC regis-
tered, all shots, vet checked, 4
females, $750 each, 2 males,
$650 each. (941) 276-7320.
3:20-27p


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


Make yourself necessary to
somebody.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"- I II I _


Lone star
Cconstx-action Corl p-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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BRAND NEW 3/2/2

CONCRETE BLOCK STUCCO HOMES

*FINACING A VALUABLE

ONLY $995 DOWN


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ELECTRIC


STEVE


We grow by love . others
are our nutriment.

Drivers:
WEL COMPANIES
Great Benefits/Hometime!
OTR $.40/mile, Stop Pay,
Pd. Holidays, 401K!
Clean History: Work,
SCriminal, MVR.
No more than 3 jobs in 3
yrs. 23YOA. CDL-A.
Also Accepting
Owner/Operators!
800-387-0088
qq'a-Ia;90 27Zr


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
e

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 205 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
2:28-3:20c


Topsy&eU ;
REAL ESTATE
773-5994 f J
Topsy See
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
Looking for a Quiet, Peaceful Country Setting. Six -1/2 ac. lots and
one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. $15,000 each.
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
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell


GREAT BUY ON THIS 3B/1.5Bth; located in
Wauchula; new roof, updates in main bath and
master bedroom; chain link and privacy fenced;
outside storage; fruit trees and rose garden.
$70,000
3B/1Bth C/B home on 1 acre; well maintained
and located in family neighborhood. $155,000
NEW HOMES PRICED RIGHT! Several plans
to choose from 3B/2Bth or 4B/2Bth; prices
starting at $133,000; call for more information
Furnished 2B/1Bth M/H, vinyl siding and metal
roof new in 2006; large screened porch with
patio and furniture for your outside entertain-
ing; nice lot in Charlie Creek M/H Estates.
$55,000
Convenience store located on Highway 64;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000
WESTERN HARDEE COUNTY! 10 acres with
12" well. $365,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Hwy 17
frontage; 1.2 acres. $100,000


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


LOVELY C/B HOME on one acre overlooking'
15th green of Torrey Oaks Golf Course;
4B/2Bth, new hardwood floors, windows and
roof; modern kitchen. $130,000
EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME at Torrey Oaks; bonus room, high ceil-
ings, upgraded light fixtures, lovely master
suite, dream kitchen, 3 car garage; superior
workmanship and so much more! Call for an
appointment to see this outstanding home.
$279,900
OWNER MOTIVATED! Located on large,
fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; family room with fire-
place; spacious rooms; outside storage.
$135,000
HERITAGE HOME! 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings,
French doors, plenty of room and located on
corner lot; wheel chair accessible. $115,000
WALK TO SCHOOL from this 4B/2.5Bth
home; many updates including roof; lovely
hardwood floors; wood burning fireplace;
fenced yard. $147,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON IB
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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LisIa' 3721 E. Main St., Wauchula
Lisa (6 miles east of US 17)

Live Bait Phone 863-773-9446
After Hrs. 863-781-3344

-Monday Saturday
7am to 7pm
Call for Sunday
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Hiring Immediately

Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Avon Park Center
Nursing Supervisor RN with Valid FL license, supervi-
sory experience.
Perinatal Outreach Worker Provide OB intake, hospital out-
reach, perform standard nursing skills. Computer literate, good
oral and written communication skills, travel to other centers.
Outreach Specialist, Marketing Dept. Computer skills in
Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint. Able to work evening and
weekend for scheduled activities. Experience in health care or
community services preferred. Bilingual a plus.
Frostproof Center
LPN with valid FL Licen, Prefer 1 year hospital, medical/sur-
gical experience. X1, -' i
Wauchula Center
Patient Care Team Assistants Experience working in a
health care setting, data entry, medical records. Self-starter,
good interpersonal skills. Bilingual preferred.
Comp. salary, benefits. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West,
Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-mail to hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863)
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Classifieds


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


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


1980 32' TRAVEL TRAILER. 767-
8822. 3:20c


RIVERVIEW SUBDIVISION,
3BR/2BA, LR, DR, central heat/air,
2-car garage, one-year lease,
$1,000/month, 1st, last and secu-
rity deposit. 773-2309. Shown by
appt. only. 3:20-27c


Zolfo Springs
clB:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


New Homes Pole Barns ~
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
FREE ESTIMATES ~ REFERENCES
AVAILABLE
Sernga Hardee Cluni, ior E( er .20 'ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
ON1 -


Aluminum Wheels
16" x 7"
American Racing Casino
5 on 4 1/2" lugs off set
24-45 for depth
863-773-0626
445-0547
$400.00


3BR/2BA MH, big yard, ready ~o
move in. 767-8822. 3:20tfc
NOW ACCEPTING applications
for 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
per month. First, last and $500
deposit. 773-2595, 781-3637, 781-
3638. 3:20-27p
VERY NICE 2BR/2BA house, $800
a month, first, last, low deposit.
Call 863-735-1339. 3:20p
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic. 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-773-4567, 863-
448-6218. 3:6-4:3p
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
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


Joe LSDaT is
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


MOBILE HOME FOR RENT,
2BR/2BA. 863-735-1464. No pets.
3:20p
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
* 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
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


WWW.JUANDELATORRE.COM

JUAN DELATORRE
CALL ME
(863)781-1128

113
BROKER ASSOCIATE
E-MAIL: MAIL(D)JUANDELATORRE.COM


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


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CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
out, home or office! $10/hr. Call
Caroline 735-1579. 3:20-4:17p
PRESSURE WASHING, hedging
tree trimming, small brush
removal, light bush hogging and
loader work. Free estimates. 863-
781-2345 or 863-773-2472.
3:20-4:17p
GREENSPACE LAWN MAINTE-
NANCE No job too big or too
small. 781-1664 or 773-9123.
3:20c
ROGERS CARPET CLEANING
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


JIM'S POND CLEANING, seawall
repairman 767-0439, pretty rea-
sonable 245-9472. 3:6-4:3p
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
POLK PAINTING Interior, exteri-
or painting, pressure cleaning.
Free estimates. Michael Thomas,
owner. 863-412-9169. 2:28-3:26p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 2:21-3:20p


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

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $895 PER MONTH









SAFFYTIDA G SE2R07ICENS IN2CEJ
-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 ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Sue Birge (863) 781-3536

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Please view all my listings at:
http://suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
REDUCED 60 acres on CR 665 $9,999 per acre. Owner motivat-
ed. Bring Offer.
14 + acres on Bailes Road $199,900.
24.28 Golden Oaks, $10,500.
20 Acres on Hwy 62. Corner lot W/Paved roads
20 ac. Oak trees, Homesites, Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per
ac.
7.50 Ac on Hwy. 17 near college. Great Commercial Property. c13:20c


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 $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
disqualifying criminal offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned 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 Florida RN license and a min-
imum of 3 years supervisory nursing experience.
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & 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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REAL ESTATE
20 Acre Hamlin Grove In Republic area. Price right for a
quick sale! $210,000.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com c13:20c


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KELLER WILLIAMS,
PR L


*K New Listing *
Asking $8,50acre. Abandoned citrus grve. Ideal for any type of agricul-
tural use. 29-4160 are parcels or buy as a whole 100 acre tract. Wells,
barn & trailer on property. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract 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) 781-1698 for more details.
* 3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake. Below appraised
value $360,000.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
* 2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
* Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
* 5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS. c20


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

-r 773-4478

S' Complete Tree Service
i- Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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Customer's Wanted!

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


Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
Towing Service Available
-24 Hour Service -Lowest Possible Rates-
*Fast and Reliable-
(863) 781-3090 or 781-3091 3:2I


.f GILLIARD -

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
*Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning








March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7D


The


Classifieds


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
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


CITRUS TREE REMOVAL
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p
I WILL CLEAN and organize your
house. Have references. Free
estimates. 375-4048. 2:21-3:20p
UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
make it shine again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-773-6713.
2:21-3:20p
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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Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Bu er-Py Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your crcdil approval on our 24 hr.'toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity rcouirements aDlIV.


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Roberson Land & Lawn Services
I''Mowing .
Edging & Hedging
*Tree Trimming
Sidewalk & Driveway Clean-up
SWeedeating
SOther Misc. Services

Contact: John A. Roberson
S,1229 (863) 445-0337





RIVER CHASE APARTMENTS
316 River Chase Circle
Wauchula, FL 33873
Central heat & air, refrigerator, range.
Close to shopping.
Subsidy Available.

863-773-0592

Office Hours9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

TDD .00-955-8771


.Conmmh.d to Uh. tutor of rua communism
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employeca:20





FOREST GLADE

APARTMENTS
at
700 East Townsend Street
Wauchula, FL 33873


Central heat & air, refrigerator, range. Close to shopping.

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
773-0592
TDD: 800-955-8771


BIG


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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

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.
dh


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


FRIDAY 21st & Sat. 22nd, 8-?,
4540 Seminole Trail off of Cracker
Lane, Wauchula. 3:20p
FRI. & SAT., 7:00 to 2:00, moving,
large women clothing & others.
314 Park Drive. 3:20p


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


PARK WIDE DRIVEWAY sale,
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to noon, no
early sales. Crystal Lake Village.
3:20p
SATURDAY, 8:00 till 1:00, multi-
family, dining table, hutch, desk,
home decor and lots more. 619
East Summit. 3:20p
YARD SALE/BAKE SALE -
Saturday, 7-?, 4416 Hwy. 17 N.,
BG. Nice name brand clothes, all
sizes; furniture; wihdow A/C, etc.
3:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 9-4, 4802
Starke Ave., Bowling Green.
Moving. Household items. 3:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7-3, Mason
Dixon, 402 Lynn St., BG.
Furniture, etc. 3:20p


FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- 8:00 to
4:00. Lots of clothes and misc.
301 Georgia St. 3:20p
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.
3:20-27p


5 or 8 AC. Arcadia
$105,000
80 AC, Bro\ nville,
$15.000 per acre.
OWNER FINANCING
wwwSlandcllowo
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Wanted person to work in warehouse.
Must be able to read and write, follow
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History: Seminole War Campaign


Part II: Edited by Spessard Stone from the journal of Maj. Ethan
Allen Hitchcock, courtesy of the late Tommy Underwood.
Comments are enclosed in parentheses.

For-Carroll, Feb. 1841 I am cold this Sunday. The weather
has moderated and it has rained, the wind being southerly, blowing
the smoke into my eyes wherever I go. "Close my tent orderly."
There, I hope for some protection. Venison for breakfast this morn-
ing.
The crows make a horrible noise, attracted by the grain fed to
the horses. Strength of command, 61 men, of whom 17 are mount-
ed.
P.M. A heavy blow with slight rain from the West. Hope the
trees around us are firm, they bend gracefully and majestically in
the storm.
Camp 4 p.m., 15th Feb.' '41. Last evening at 4 o'clock I
received instructions from Col. Worth to move with two
Companies and 2,500 rations on Fort Cummings.
The letter was conveyed by some friendly Indians who are
expected to go out and invite hostiles in.
I was ordered to take 500 bushels of oats. I loaded 19 waggons
last evening and this morning. At 1/2 past 6 I marched with
Companies F (?) and E (Lt. Gates and Capt. McKavett) and arrived
at the junction of the cross road from .Thistles bridge to the road
passing from Tampa north of the big Cypress. The distance from
Fort Carroll is 17 miles and we were here at 2 p.m.
It was extremely cold last night and this morning. The first part
of the march made in the coldest part of the day over the low lands
and marshes adjacent to Pease Creek and the men were compelled
to walk in the cold water where, remarkable for Florida, there was
ice the thickness of a shilling.
About 13 miles lay through a range of small lakes some of
them perfectly beautiful, but the country has scarcely any other
growth than pines, very clean from undergrowth and free from
dead timber. No fires have yet touched the grass and therefore the
appearance of the country was charmingly fresh and pure.
One'ake was almost entirely surrounded by a growth of ever-
green scrub as if for protection. If there had been an island in it the
imagination would readily have assigned it a fairy inhabitant. We


The bird, a nest; the spider, a
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-William Blake

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are now on tne oank ot a lake perhaps 2/3ds of a mile over, with
clean pines all around it.
In the distance beyond it I saw with a spy glass through the
trees another sheet of water. The Indians who came with us have
killed today four deer one of them a very petty fawn. Col Worth
from Thlonoto Sassa on his way into Tampa and he said he should
leave Tampa for this place Monday or Tuesday (today or tomor-
row).
18th. Billy the interpreter says the Indians believe in a great
spirit and have also a name for the devil, but I cannot get out of him
exactly what they believe of either. He says they expect to live
hereafter the good happy and the bad miserable.
I asked him about their laws for the punishment of offenses
and he told me of a remarkable fact that when an Indian has been
punished for any offence the account is settled. No one after that
must ever throw it up to him or say anything about it. Poor benight-
ed savages not to believe in eternal punishment!
19th Feby.'41 Col. Worth came in yesterday about 11 a.m.
with Lt, Lincoln and his mounted men followed by Company K, 8
Inf (Capt. Montgomery and Lt. Gwynn) with 16 waggons. He
placed the troops under my command and I arranged the order of
encampment, but knowing the tempter and disposition of the Col.
I saw that my command would rather be nominal than real during
the presence of the Col. who must always be giving his orders and
points (?) in a thousand ways, I addressed him a note officially
requesting him to take upon himself the immediate command and
thus order me from the position of a Staff Offc. for communicating
his orders. I have no orders yet.
The Col. brought with him Cotsa Fixico (Cotsa Fixico
Chopco, a Tallahassee warrior) and his family and also the family
of Micco (Holata Micco or Billy Bowlegs, a Seminole chief) who
was here already and one other woman and family. The idea is part-
ly to please the Indians by this show of confidence and partly to
form a nucleus, word of which to the Indians may induce some to
come in.
Cotsa Fixico is the husband of a woman taken prisoner on the
St. Johns by Lt. Sibley (?) and afterwards sent out by Col. Worth
from Fort Armstrong (?) in Dec. She sent her husband in, who
afterwards went out and brought in some 30 others, men, women
and children.
The Interpt. Gopher John (aka Pease Creek John, a black
chief) says he has become satisfied and means to go off with his
family.
The news from Tampa is more favorable. There are about 300
Indians in, but they are in great confusion, drinking &c &c. The
Genl. wishes to put them on shipboard for Arkansas but is afraid to
attempt it. He has no right to ship more than about 100 including
about 60 prisoners. The balance have merely come in to hear his
talk under a promise of safety.
The Col. assures me he has had no definite talk but speaks of


the Indians as having come in to emigrate and he has given the
guard orders to watch the whole like runaway prisoners. Some of
the officers from Tampa say there is great danger of a break.
20th Feb. Fine weather the Col. has exercised command
according to my wishes, much to my relief.
The Commissary has purchased venison for issue to the troops
and it appears that the Interpreter and two Indians yesterday
brought in more than enough for the whole command, some 200
pounds. This looks like starving the Indians in their country. It is
true they can hunt better with powder and ball than with bows and
arrows, but they cannot be starved under any circumstances.
22d Feby. The company of the 2d Dragoons expected from
Fort Read arrived yesterday and is encamped on our left flank and
soon after it arrived from Ft. Car 1.
Afterword: Col.Worth on Aug. 14, 1842, declared the war
ended. In November 1843, there were only about 300 Indians left
in Florida. At the conclusion of the Third Seminole War in 1858,
less than 100 Seminoles remained.
Hitchcock's later career included promotion to Lieutenant-
colonel in 1842, service in the Mexican-American War where he
was brevetted colonel for gallantry, promotion to colonel of the 2nd
Infantry in 1851, and command of the Pacific military division
until 1854.
He resigned his commission in October 1855 and engaged in
literary ventures in St. Louis, Mo., until the Civil War, when he
became a major general of volunteers. Stations at Washington,
D.C., he served on the commission for exchange of prisoners and
for revising the military code and as a military advisor to President
Lincoln.
Mustered out in 1867, Gen. Hitchcock died on Aug. 5, 1870,
at Hancock, Georgia. -




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THURSDAY
But Sunday morning, very
early, they came to the tomb
bringing the spices they had
prepared (for His body) ...
The angel said, "Why do you
look for the living among the
dead? He is not here. He
has risen!"
Luke 24:1 (NEB)
and Luke 24:5b (PME)
FRIDAY
That evening the disciples
were meeting behind locked
doors in fear of the Jewish
leaders, when suddenly
Jesus was standing there
among them! . and how
wonderful was their joy as
they saw their Lord.
John 21:19 (TLB)

SATURDAY
Eight days later the disciples
were together again, and
this time Thomas was with
them. The doors were
locked; but. suddenly, as
before, Jesus was standing
among them.
John 21:26 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Then Jesus said to Thomas,
"You believe because you
have seen Me. But blessed
are those who haven't seen
Me and believe anyway."
John 21:28 (TLB)

MONDAY
Jesus gave a great many
other signs in the presence
of His disciples which are
not recorded here. But these
are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and
that in faith you have life
(eternal) as His disciples.
John 20:30 (PME)

TUESDAY
Jesus told His disciples, "I
have been given all authority
in Heaven and Earth.
Therefore, go and make dis-
ciples in all the nations, bap-
tizing'them into the name of
the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit . .
And be sure of this, that I am
with you always, even to the
end of the world."
Matthew 28:18a, 19 (TLB)

WEDNESDAY
Then Jesus led them to
Bethany, and lifting His
hands to Heaven, He left
them and was taken up to
Heaven. They worshiped
Him, and then returned to
Jerusalem with great joy.
Luke 24:50 (NLT))
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
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PAGE ONE


Lady 'Cats Bash Booker


By JOAN SEAMAN.
Of The Herald-Advocate
A win at Sarasota Booker was
sandwiched between a pair of
heart-breaking losses for the
Lady Wildcat softball team last
week.
The girls lost at home to
DeSoto, won at Booker and
played All Saints' Academy to
the wire before a reach over the
fence robbed Hardee of a tie or
win.
This week continues with a
trip to DeSoto on Monday and
another to Braden River on
Tuesday. Next week, it is a
Monday visit from Santa Fe
Catholic and another on Tues-
day from Lakeland Christian.
Both those are 6 p.m. varsity-
only games.
After Spring Break, there is a
visit from Fort Meade on April
7, before starting district play-
offs at DeSoto the week of April
14-18.
Hardee started last week with
the only double-headei,. greet-
ing DeSoto on Monday.
The JV squads played first.
After stopping the junior Lady
'Dawgs in the top of the first,
Hardee plated three runs.
Halley Marshall, Elvira Servin
and Lindy Rossman came
around to cross home, aided by
a Sarah Reyna double.
DeSoto bounced back to tie
the score in the top of the sec-
ond inning, but Hardee forged
ahead 4-3 when Marisa Shivers
walked and scored on a Paige
Clark hit.
DeSoto went in front with
four runs in the third frame.
Hardee was only able to get one


back. Reyna drew a walk, ad-
vanced on an error on a Shivers
hit, followed by a hit by Clark.
It was 7-5.
And, that's the way the game
ended. Both teams stranded
runners but were unable to
score.
The varsity teams then went
at it. DeSoto opened with three
runs. Hardee recouped two of
them in the home half of the
first inning. Amber Steedley
singled, as did Krystin Robert-
son and Chelsea Owens. It was
a 3-2 game.
DeSoto widened the gap with
another run in the second
inning, while Hardee left Lola
Rivera stranded. Two more
DeSoto runs were on the board
in the third inning. In the sixth it
was another pair of runs, and a
final pair for DeSoto in the top
of the seventh.
In the meantime, Hardee got
runners on base but could not
get them home until the sixth
inning. Amber Steedley was
safe on an error, stole second,
went to third on a Robertson
sacrifice and home on a Garcia
hit.
Hardee added a final run in
the seventh inning. Heather St.
Johns singled. With two away,
she raced home on a Chelsey
Steedley double, making the
final score 12-4.
Steedley was hurt on the final
play and had to sit out the
Booker game on Tuesday.
Garcia filled in for her at short-
stop, despite injuring herself
diving for a ball, said Head
Coach Liz Lenhart, who also
noted the good hitting of sopho-
more St. John.


Hardee opened at Sarasota
with three scores. Servin moved
up from the JV as leadoff batter
in place of Chelsey Steedley
and promptly tripled. Robertson
singled to bring Servin home
but was out on a Garcia field-
er's choice. She and Owens
scored on a St. John hit. It was
3-0.
Booker bounded back for
three runs in the home half of
the first on a walk, hit player,
back-to-back errors and a hit.
Hardee forged in front with a
run in the second stanza, send-
ing seven batters to the plate.
Rivera scored in the midst of
the hits and errors. Holding


Booker scoreless in the bottom
of the second, Hardee went
back to work and batted around
in the top of the third. St. John
singled but was out on a field-
er's choice. Paige Clark,
Miranda Powell, Servin and
Amber Steedley all scored. In
the fourth, St. John singled
again and scored along with
Clark. It was now 10-3.
Each team scored in the fifth
inning. Hardee got a run by St.
John and DeSoto picked up a
pair of scores on hits and over-
throws. The final score was 11-
5.
Hardee's last game of the
week was at Winter Haven
against All Saints' Academy.
Again, Hardee scored first,
Amber Steedley doubled and
came home on a double by


Robertson. All Saints' answered
with four scores in the home
half of the inning on a combina-
tion of walks and hits.
Hardee made it a 4-3 game
with twin tallies in the top of
the third. Amber Steedley
walked, advanced on a passed
ball and wild pitch and scored.
on a Robertson sacrifice. With
two down, Servin doubled,
went to third on a passed ball
and raced home on the over-
throw.
Hardee made it 6-4 with
another trio of scores in the top
of the fourth. Clark and Owens
were both hit by pitches and
worked their way around the
bases. A Chelsey Steedley hit
scored Clark and a Robertson
double brought in two team-
Smates.


All Saints cut that to 6-5 with
a run in the bottom of the fourth
on a double, sacrifice and pass-
ed ball. Both teams went down
in order in the fifth inning.
In the sixth, Hardee picked
up an Owens score and left the
bases jammed. The 7-5 Lady
Wildcat lead turned to a 10-7
deficit with a five-run All
Saints' outburst in the bottom of
the sixth, combining walks, hits.
and a Maynard homer to take
the lead.
Hardee tried to rally in the
seventh inning. With two out,
Owens singled and Chelsea
Steedley was hit by a pitch.
Amber Steedley appeared to
homer over the centerfield
fence, but the fielder reached
back over the fence and caught
the ball, ending the game 10-7.


Getting playing time on the JV girls team are (first row, from left), Sierra Gee, Elvira Servin, Lindy Rossman and Selina
Avila; (back row) Assistant Coaches Laura Weeks and Linda Schneider, Kerry Mushrush, Marisa Shivers, Halley
Marshall, Emily Starratt and Head Coach Liz Lenhart; missing is Assistant Coach Linda Arredondo.


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Green Beans, Pine-
:apple Chunks, Cornbread,
.Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
:Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
SLunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Ham-
burger on a. Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Juice,
Pineapple Chunks, Roll) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice Bar, Applesauce,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese
Sauce or Corndog (Salad Tray,
Mexican Rice, Juice, Apple-
sauce) land Milk
JUNIOR HG1H
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Cornbread, Pineapple Tidbits,
Juice Bar, Salad'Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Lettuce & To-
mato, Biscuits, Turnip Greens,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham,
Pears, Juice, Milk


unrch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Spaghetti or Hamburger on a
Bun (Lettuce &Tomato, roll,
Whole Kernel Corn, Juice,
Peanut Butter Cookies) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Mashed Potatoes, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Salad Bar, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice, Applesauce, Cin
namon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Corndog
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice Bar, Strawberries &
Peaches, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Peas & Carrots, .Cu-
cumber & Tomato Salad, Pea-
ches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Cinnamon Toast, Baked Ham,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Green Beans,
Veggie Cup, Corn, Roll, Peanut
Butter Cookies, Pears, Waldorf
Salad) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Grits, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli,
Roll, Pineapple Chunks, Juice)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice, Applesauce, Cin-
namon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Whole Kernel
Corn, Refried Beans w/Cheese,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk


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


PHOTOS BY ALEX GILLARD
Suiting up for varsity softball this season are (kneeling, from left) Amber Steedley, Chelsey Steedley, Chelsea Owens,
Paige Avery and Heather .St. Johns; (back row) Assistant Coaches Laura Weeks and Linda Schneider, Kristina
Garacia, Paige Clark, Kristin Robertson, Miranda Powell, Lola Rivera and Head Coach Liz Lenhart; missing is
Assistant Coach Linda Arredondo.

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March 20, 2008. The Herald-Advocate 3B


Seniors Set



Track Records


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three Hardee track stars
topped the charts at the huge
Booker High School Invita-
tional meet Friday.
Postenea "Tena" Louisjeune,
Marwin Simmons and Pete
Solis each set meet records.
Along with classmate Andrea
"Drea" Parkinson, the leaders
collected a half dozen first-
place finishes to enable the
boys team to place second over-
all and the girls team fourth.
Those were super achieve-
ments, considering the opposi-
tion. Hardee boys had to battle
those from 15 other schools.
Riverview dominated the boys
division with 122 points.
Hardee was next with 66, fol-
lowed by Charlotte with 62 and
Sarasota High with 55. Others,
in order, were Manatee, Pal-
metto, North Port, Port Char-
lotte, Booker, Bradenton South-
east, Venice, Lakewood Ranch,
Bradenton Bayshore, Cardinal
Mooney, Bradenton Christian
and Out-Of-Door Academy.
The Hardee girls also had
tough competition, with Char-
lotte finishing with 100 points,
Riverview 67, Palmetto 66 and
Hardee 65. Behind them were
Lakewood Ranch,. Cardinal
Mooney, North Port, Port Char-
lotte, Venice, Manatee, Sara-
sota, Southeast, Out-Of-Door,
Booker and Bayshore.
Hardee excelled against these
larger, and smaller, schools,
with many events having sever-
al heats for 45 participants.
The pole vault portion of the
meet was held on Thursday.
Solis placed seventh and Murad
Ottalah 12th for the boys, and
Briana Aguila was llth and
Lacey Garza 14th for the girls.
A leap of 42'09.50" gave
Simmons the new meet record
and 10 valuable points for
Hardee in the triple jump. Jean
Frenot added five more points


with his fourth-place finish.
Solis set a pair of new
records, in the 400- and the
800-meter runs. In the 800, his
time of 2:03.93 was 33 seconds
better than Tyler Cardillo of
Charlotte. Reggie Snell added
seventh-place points.
In the 400, Solis burned the
track in a time of 50.60, nearly
a full second ahead of Jin
Beuthl of Riverview at 51.62.
Louisjeune won the triple
jump in a new distance of
35'0.75", well ahead of Parkin-
son, who was second with
32'11", giving Hardee 10 points
for first place plus eight more
for second. Louisjeune was also
second in the long jump.
She won the high jump at
5'4" with Parkinson fourth,
adding five more points.
Although not a meet record,
Parkinson also won the 100
hurdles and placed second in
the 300 hurdles. Her time in the
100 was 16.47, 48 hundredths
of a second ahead of Shavondra
Singleton of Riverview. In the
300, her time of 49.33 was just
eight hundredths off the win-
ning time of 49.25 of Leah
Schwartz of Cardinal Mooney.
Other Hardee athletes gave
needed points, such as Frenot
and Jimmy Cimeus, who placed
fourth and fifth in the 110 hur-
dles. Frenot was also third in
the 300 hurdles Solis and Fre-
not joined Jayquan Gandy and
Ezayi Youyoute in placing
fourth in the 4x100 relay.
Other Wildcats were Brandon
Wright, Pablo Macias, Nathan
Tomlinson, Juan Rodriguez and
Postene Louisjeune.
For the Lady Wildcats, other
participants were Jalyn Smith,
Mylekia Stevenson, LaCresha
Carlton, Kara Norris, Gloria
Solis, Nancy Ramirez, Nancy
Conejo, Irlande Metayer,
Yesenia Vargas, Lauren Moore,
Lupe Flores, Laura Galvan and
Brittany Brown.


WHERE THERE'S SMOKE... There's barbecue!
The South has always taken pride in its home-cooked country
food, especially its barbecue. One eatery that proudly represents
Hardee County's best in barbecue is the new Smokin' Joe's BBQ
located at Staton's Video on U.S. 17 in Bowling Green.
This trucker-friendly establishment promises some of the most
tender and succulent food in Hardee County. With ribs that fall off
the bone, rotisserie chicken, smoked chicken, smoked pork butt,
sandwiches and a pork platter, it's no surprise that Smokin' Joe's
BBQ has become so popular among Hardee Countians.
Owner Joe Staton takes pride in his cooked-to-perfection meat
and money-saving prices. For only $29.95 you can feed the whole
family with the special of a slab of ribs, whole chicken and two 32-
ounce sides, he says. Sides include baked beans, pinto beans, pota-
to salad, coleslaw, corn and rolls.
Staton is prepared and eager to put his barbecue up against any


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PHOTOS BY ALEX GILLIARD
Competing for Wildcat track this season are (first row, from left), Jorge Lopez, Jean Frenot, Kris Rossman, Jimmy
Cimeus, Marwin Simmons, Gilbert Gutierrez, Jordan Grimsley, Jayquan Gandy, Gerardo Villegas, Pete Solis, Gilberto
Jaimes and manager Rodney Spinks; (middle row) Reggie Snell, Gonzalo Saldivar, Juan Rodriguez, Murad Ottallah,
Nathan Tomlinson, Carlos Ramirez (9th grade) and Carlos Ramirez (11th grade); (third row) Tre'Anderson, Lenoir St.
Louis, Postene Louisjeune, Kelsheem White, Nick Battles, Andrew Hunt and Ezayi Youyoute.


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Suiting up for girls track this season are (in front, from left) seniors Andrea "Drea" Parkinson, Gloria Solis and
Postnea "Tena" Louisjeune; (second row) Laura Galvan, Mary Braddock, Heather Kouns, Nancy Ramirez, Briana
Aguila, Lacey Garza, Mylekia Stevenson, Kara Norris, Daisha Blandin and Lauren Moore; (third row) Guadalupe
Flores, Amanda Bissette, Nancy Conejo, Sharon Outley, Irlande Metayer, Jalyn Smith, Yesenia Vargas and Brittany
Brown.


COURTESY PHOTO
"Miss Virginia" and Bill Johnson at the luau Feb. 23.


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Saturday will be a busy day.
It starts off with a park-wide
yard sale at 9 a.m. Then at 1
p.m., there will be an end-of-
season street dance on Moun-
tain Laurel. To end the day is
the season farewell dance at 8
with Doin'It Rite. Come out
and make this the best dance of
the season.

LADIES' VETERANS
LUNCHEON
On March 8, seven lady vet-
erans gathered at a local restau-
rant for their yearly get-togeth-
er. Attending were ladies from
Crystal Lake, Pioneer Park and
Orange Blossom. Next year
they hope more lady veterans
will attend from other parks.
Contact Dora Morgan or
Bernice English at Crystal Lake
Village and Terry Stamon at
Pioneer Creek.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Bruce Wood led the U.S.
Pledge, Bernice English led the
Canadian Pledge and Don Mer-
illat led the prayer on March 12.
The 50/50 winners were Pete
and Gisele Tremblay, Richard
and Jett Brayton, Joe Bennitt,
Bill and Shirley Johnson and
Jeannette and Laurie Hierlihy.

BINGO
Nancy Morrison and Darlene
Henry split the paper special on


March 7 and Anita Rowland
won the hot-ball jackpot.
Norma Zank won the paper spe-
cial on March 10 and the hot-
ball jackpot was split among
Paul Conley, Betty Stephens
and Diane Burget.

SHUFFLING
After the last regular season
game on March 11, several
playoff games were held in the
evening to determine the top
ladies and men's' shufflers.
Bernice English finished in first
place, with Charlene Baker in
second and Marilyn Funkhouse
in third. For the men, Karl
Kuntze was first, Bob Jones
was second and Bob Bundy was
third.

CHURCH
There were 123 in attendance
on March 9. Nancy Morrison
directed the choir for the an-
them "On the Cross of Cal-
vary." The sacrament of Holy
Communion was observed.
Don Merillat gave the commu-
nion prayer.
Ushers were Bob Beckley,
Zane Heffner, Gary House-
holder and Jerry McBride.
Communion stewards were
Judy and Jerry McBride and
Charlotte and Gary House-
holder. Everyone joined in
singing "Alleluia" to close the
service.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Barbecue expert Joe Staton with son Benjamin, 7, at
Smokin' Joe's BBQ.
other, from a local cook to the franchised Sonny's BBQ. "I take
pride in my work and am determined to put out a good product. I
believe it is Hardee County's finest," declares Staton.
Catering is available for any business, wedding or special
event. To book Smokin' Joe's BBQ for your next event, call 781-
6909. Staton has catered for the YMCA Golf Tournament, Florida
Hospital, construction sites and many other various events.
While dining there or grabbing an order to go, Staton's Video,
located in the building, provides a perfect atmosphere for children
to play games or pool or grab a family movie.
Smokin' Joe's is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.
until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and
Sunday from noon until 9. For your convenience, you can also call
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4B The Herald-Advocate, March 20, 2008



2008 T-Ball Tots Finish Season


COURTESY PHOTOS
Doing their best for the 2008 Brant Funeral Home Devil Rays were (front row, from left),
Heidi Smith, Hannah Ford, Blake Graham, Elizabeth Herrera, Kareli Plata and Bryce
Rucker; (middle row) Christian Brant, Ty Albritton, Adrian Flores, Taleia Moreno and
Blake Richardson; (in back) coaches Troy Brant and Daniel Rucker.


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Making plays for the David Singletary State Farm Insurance Mets were (kneeling, from
left) Jace Bryan, David Edwards, Romeo Gutierrez, Roberto Gutierrez and Tyler
Lambert; (middle row) Christian Turner, Abby Duke, Kein Knight, Scotty Meeks, Jared
Rickett and Will Redding; (back row) coaches Derren Bryan, Dan Duke and Wes
Redding.


Taking the field for the Seacoast National Bank Yankees were (kneeling, from left) bat-
boy Clayton Harris, Logan Cartwright, Caleb Thornton, Jessica Kunkel, Matthew Crews
and Trey Canary; (second row) Seth Durrance, Emery Smith, Myron Refoure and Cain
Thornton; (back row) coaches Peck Harris, Travis Kilpatrick and Will Cartwright.

If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be. gener-
ous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
-Mark Twain


Pages From The Past


Batting for the Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. Braves were (front row, from left)
batboy Cason Gough, Tomas Toledo, Gage Gough, Hallee Lopez, Gabriel Aguilar and
Jonathan Carnley; (middle row) Carson Terrell, Jason Walker Jr., Jordan Sperry, Kyle
Gilliard, Oren Crawford and Dylan Bozeman; (back row) coaches J.R. Gough, Wade
Sperry, Gary Crawford and Barry Terrell.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO
VANCE LAURA IRA; the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 159 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
Description of Property:
SCHEDULE A -- -
Lot 11, Block 6, Lewis Baldwin Co., Addition to Bowling Green.

Block 6, Lewis Baldwin Sub-- Lots 9 and 10 to Bowling Green,
Florida, as pert Plat Book 3, Page 27, public records of Hardee County,
Florida.

AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 39, PAGE 471 AND
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 213, PAGE 370.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
SECT 01
LOTS 9 TO 11 INC BLK 6
LEWIS & BALDWIN CO ADD
05 33S 25E
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS,
AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
Name in which assessed: ESSIE MAE DANIELS
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 23rd day of April, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 10th day of March, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B


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Playing ball for the Vandolah Power Co. Marlins were (kneeling, from left) Wayne
Baughman, Fidencio Davila, Kamiron Cook, Altizah Aleman, Nicholas Gainous and
Alexis Crews; (standing) Ethan Hollinger, Damon Caraway, Dalton Cantu and Tara
Hines; (in back) coaches Willie Dickerson, Jason Gainous and Randy Crews.


:Trying to wimpvames for the Jacob's Insurance and Bail Bonds Whitp Sox Were.(first
row, from left) Sylar!,j2pvis, Ismael Cruz, Anthony Griffis, Cole Hines, Marc Delatorre
and Joel Alvarez; (center row) Giovanni Diego, Malik McMilllan, Luiz Hernandez,
Trenton Roberson and Branden Stephens; (back row) coaches Billy Griffis, Ramiro
Hernandez, John Roberson and Rob Davis.
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Running the bases for the Albritton Insurance Red Sox were (front row, from left)
Rebekah Erekson, Cade Alexy, Dillon Crawford, Griffin Clark, Owen Schrader and Adam
Pazzaglia; (second row), Blake Tinsley, Jacob Lee, Jack Driskell, Joshua Albritton,
Weston Schrader and Quintin Lindsey; (in back) coaches Matt Tinsley, Efran Schrader
and Tony Pazzaglia.


Catching the ball for the Robarts Family Funeral Home Cardinals were (first row, from
left) Roman Rivas, Caleb Block, Skylar Tatum, Stephanie Derringer and Gage
Camacho; (center row) Elias Ramirez, Dalton Kiella, Garrett Williams, William Roland
and Colton Block; (back row) coaches Lee Block, Larry Thornton and Lewis Kiella.

















SHardee Ranch Supply
N Invites You To The
5 S 1st Annual Mazuri Caged Bird
SShort Course
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
10:00AM to 3:00 PM
Best Western in Brooksville, FL
Intersection of 1-75 and Hwy 50
You are invited to attend our first annual caged bird short course. The
seminars will be conducted by some of the most respected leaders in
nutrition and health in the caged bird industry. This is a rare opportunity
to improve your knowledge and skills. Come see what is new in nutrition
and health for your breeding operation.
Schedule


9:30 10:00 AM
10:00 11:00 AM



11:00 12:00 PM



12:00 1:00 PM
1:00 2:00 PM



2:00 2:30 PM
2:30 3:00 PM


Registration
"Health Concerns and Proper Techniques for
Hand Feeding Chicks"
Kris Kuchinski, DVM, PhD
Exotic Avian Vet, Gainesville, FL
"Experiences with Mazuri Hand Feeding
Diets Focus on Growth and Pigmentation"
Liz Koutsos, PhD
Mazuri Research
Lunch
"The Role of Nutrition in Development of
Growing Chicks"
Roselina Angel, PhD
Professor of Animal Sciences at University of
Maryland, College Park, MD
Demonstration of Hand Feeding
Question and Answer Session with the Panel.


Pre-registration
Please clip the below registration form and return with $20.00 per individual
attending. Your $20.00 will include lunch, a 2 pound sample of Mazuri
Hand-Feeding Formula, door prizes and seminars. If you have questions, please
call Robert Demaree at 407-832-9975. Registration at the door is $30.00.
Pre-registration must be post marked by March 18, 2008.
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6B The Herald-Advocate, March 20, 2008


Shockers Take Darlings Title Outhox The FCAT


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Dixie Youth Softball
Darlings ended their season last
week. -
The Vandolah Power Shock-
ers finished on the top of the
pile, with the Carlton Brothers
Heartbreakers in second place,
a bit up on the EMBR Con-
struction Co. Power Puffs.
The Power Puffs began last
week with an upset 10-8 victory
over the division-leading
Shockers.
Heather Coronado aid
Destiny Scheel paced the Power
Puffs with twin tallies apiece.
Lilianna Ponce, Alexx Brant,
Andrea McVay, Yasmin Rami-
rez, Alicia Lopez and Viviana
Flores each added a run in the
team victory. Katie Camacho
and Lucy Galvez didn't get all
the way home.
For the Shockers, it was Cori-


Ann Rosales, Yadira Castillo
and Sarah Welch with two trips
around the bases. Lindsey
Welch and Bridgette Conley
each put a run on the board.
Michaela Villarreal was strand-
ed twice and Cassidy Brown,
Michaela Klein, Jocelyn Villar-
real, Marison Montanez and
Makenna Dimock did not get
home.
On Tuesday night, the
Heartbreakers powered past the
Power Puffs 18-7.
Leadoff batter, Ashlee Patter-
son, Aiyanna Root and Destinee
Pace were all four-score batters
for the Heartbreakers. Kaylee
Barberie and Hallie Atchley
each came around to touch
home twice and Claire Carlton
and Sarah Carlton added a run
each.
In the Power Puffs' final
game of the season, Ponce cir-
cled the bases three times, and


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Coronado, Brant, Scheel and
Flores chipped in with a run
apiece. McVay was stranded
twice and Ramirez, Lopez, Gal-
vez and Camocho didn't make
it to home plate.
Weather halted the season
finale on Thursday after the
third inning, with the Shockers
winning 12-6.
.Rosales had a homer among
her two scores. Conley and
Sarah Welch also crossed home
plate twice. Lindsey Welch,
Castillo, the Villarreal sisters
and Montanez came home once
each and Dimmock was strand-
ed.
Erekson and Sarah Carlton
were twin scorers for the Heart-
breakers. Pace and Barberie
each idded a run. Ptterson,
Claire Carlton, Ashleigh
Adams, Root, Eliyah Mariner
and Atchley weren't able to
score.


fresh fruit apples, bananas,
grapes or pears and drink a
bottle of nutrient water so you
have the necessary nutrients
and oxygen to think clearly
without feeling tired and
sleepy.
3) Right before the test, take
a deep breath to clear your mind
and say to yourself, "I'm going
to knock this test out."
After his talk, Cherry signed
autographs and donated a pair
of autographed boxing gloves
to the school for an FCAT prize
drawing.
Cherry said he could not do
without his sponsors to help his
career. Students 'are "spon-
sored" by their parents and
teachers, who all root for them
to "outbox the test."


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PHOTOS BY TOBY ELLISON
Junior High cheerleaders and other students got autographs from pro boxer Edner
Cherry.


suiting up for the Vandolah Power Co. Shockers were (kneeling, from left) Cori-Ann
Rosales, Makenna Dimock, Jocelyn Villarreal, Lindsey Welch, Yadira Castillo and
Michaela Klein; (standing), Marison Montanez, Cassidy Brown, Sarah Welch, Michaela
Villarreal and Bridgette Conley; (in back) Coaches Jerry Welch and Wayne Graham.


Students packed the room to listen to the local boxer tell how to handle life, especial-
ly the FCAT test.




AA Ball Too Close To Tell


COURTESY PHOTOS
Catching the ball for the 2008 Carlton Brothers Heartbreakers were (first row, from left)
Aubrey Bragg, Hallie Atchley, Eliyah Mariner, Aiyanna Root, Claire Carlton and Ashlee
Patterson; (middle row) Coach Bobby Bragg, Ashleigh Adams, Kaylee Barberle,
Destinee Pace, Sarah Carlton, Abigail Erekson and Coach Keith Patterson; (in back)
Coach Missy Carlton.


Playing ball for the EMBR Construction Co. Power Puffs were (front row, from left) Katie
Camacho, Heather Coronado, Lucia Galvez, Viviana Flores and Destiny Scheel; (center
row) Alexx Brant, Alicia Lopez, Andrea McVay, Lilianna Ponce and Yazmin Ramirez;
(back row) Coaches Eddie Coronado, Selena Camacho and John Scheel.

The Irving Berlin song, "How Deep is the Ocean" contains only one line that is not a question.
The one nonquizzical line Is "I'll tell you no lie."


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It may take make-up games
to cement the championship in
the 2008 AA or Dixie boys
machine pitch.
Catching up on back games,
it seems the leaders are real
close. The Rimes & Sons Cardi-
nals appear to be leading with a
9-4 record, but a loss in the
game with the Rapid Tech Devil
Rays could drop the Cardinals
to 9-5 or .643, still statistically
ahead of the Lake Branch Dairy
Braves which have finished at
8-6 or .571.
Waiting in the wings, howev-
er, are the 7-4-2 Devil Rays and
7-5-1 Wauchula Police Depart-
ment Rangers. After that, it is
the Elks Lodge Yankees and
Sunshine Foliage World Mar-
lins.
Backing up to March 3, at the
end of regulation time, the
Cardinals won 4-3 over the
Rangers.
For the Cards, Matthew
Laker put a pair of scores on the
board, while Mason Block and
Andy Garza each added one
score, Block getting his on a
solo homer. Mitchell Allen,
Miguel Ruiz, Nick Nichols,
Madison Garcia, Tyler Zuniga,
Devin Rimes, Hardee Pace and
Wyatt Keller didn't get to home
plate.
For the Rangers, it was Joel
Lee, Wyatt Tyson and Law-
rence Walker circling the bases.
Trevor Walker, Chase Benton,
Clayton Arledge, Ivan Badillo,
Lance Bursler, Roy Lee Revels,
Ben Clarke and Isaac Moreno
didn't get all the way home.
The March 4 game between
the Marlins and Devil Rays
ended in an 8-8 tie when time
expired.
Pablo Salgado came around
to cross home plate for the
Marlins all three times he got


on base. Zach Richardson
added a pair of scores and Zach
Macias, Garrett Norris and
Rene Medina each added a run.
Gibson Haight, Jess Delgado,
J.M. Brown, Cody Ellis, Zack
Durastanti, Caleb Turner and
Lane Parks did not score.
For the Devil Rays, it was
leadoff batter Cody Helms,
Drew' McGuckin and Zach
Deuberry with two runs apiece
and Jaylon Ramirez and Eli
Crosby with one each. William
Derringer, Trey Stephens, Jus-
tin Long, Cody VanSickle, Ben
Adams and Jacob Brandeberry
were stranded.
The March 6 game was a 13-
9 win for the Rangers over the
Marlins.
Lee, Tyson, Benton, Arledge,
Badillo and Bursler were twin-
tally batters for the Rangers.
Trevor Walker added a run.
Durastanti, Macias and Sal-
gado were two-score batters for
the Marlins, with Ellis, Rich-
ardson and Delgado chipping in
with a score apiece.
In the Field 2 game on Friday,
March 7, the Devil Rays
downed the Yankees 12-9.
Helms came around to cross
home three times for the D-
Rays. Deuberry and McGuckin
added twin tallies and Der-
ringer, Stephens, Justin Long
and Adams added a run each.
For the Yanks, it was Bryce
Hernandez and Bo Villarreal
coming around to score twice
apiece. Tyson Sutton, Adrian
Deleon, Logan Whidden,
Sammy Delatorre and Andres
Martinez each put a run on the
board. J.C. Kulig, Jacob Hebert
and Rawson Aubry didn't get to
home plate.
Meanwhile, on Field 1, the
Cardinals and Braves went
down to the wire. When time
expired, the Cardinals had won
5-4.


Laker circled the bases twice,
and Block, Rimes and Keller
made one trip to home plate for
the Cardinals.
For the Braves, it was Daniel
Obregon, Jason Alamia, Tanner
Carlton and Josh Carlton each
coming home once. Jax Ullrich,
Matt Tyson, Tony Webb. Dustin
Willis and Cody Byers were left
on base.
There were no games on
March 10 and 11. Play resumed
March 13 with a double-header.
In the early game, the Braves
barely beat the Marlins 11-9.
Alamia came around to score
three times for the Braves.
Tanner Carlton chipped in with
dual tallies and Obregon, Josh
Carlton, Ullrich, Tyson, Webb
and Willis each added a run.
Norris put two runs on the
board for the Marlins, and Ellis,
Macias, Richardson, Brown,
Parks, Delgado and Durastanti
added one each.
In the late game, the Rangers
beat the Yanks 13-2.
Bursler, Benton and Tyson
each put a pair of runs in the
book for the Rangers. Lee,
Trevor Walker, Arledge, Law-
rence Walker, Badillo, Revels
and Moreno added one run
apiece.
Henderson and Aubry were
the only Yankees to circle the
bases, although a half dozen
more batters were stranded.
The week's, and possibly sea-
son finale was on Friday, when
the Cardinals nipped the Braves
7-6.
Block carried the load for the
Cardinals, scoring three times.
Laker, Pace, Ruiz and Keller
each put a run on the board.
Alamia was a two-score bat-
ter for the Braves, with Obre-
gon, Tanner Carlton, Ullrich
and Josh Carlton adding one
run each.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Eat right, get proper rest and
prepare your minds."
Local pro boxer Edner
Cherry recently spoke to North
Wauchula Elementary School
students about taking the
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test (FCAT)/
Accompanied by his sports
agent Allen Ellison, Cherry
went all out to encourage the
youngsters. Both were dressed
in the characteristic cherry red
of the 23-5-2 "Cherry Bomb,"
who has four title belts, which
he showed the children.
After the duo went an exhibi-
tion round to show Cherry's
speed and agility, he spoke to
the students. "In life, we all


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way to prove ourselves. Before
we can prove ourselves we
must be prepared for the chal-
lenge."
Cherry said every time he
steps into the ring, he is tested,
and if he has not prepared his
mind and body, he stands a
chance of flunking the test -
getting knocked out.
He rolled his "Knock Out
The FCAT Plan" for students to
follow:
1) The first thing is the night
before the test be in bed by 8
p.m. to ensure that your body
has the proper amount of rest.
2) On the day of the test, get
up 15 minutes earlier than usual
and do 15 jumping jacks, 15 sit-
ups and 10 push-ups. Eat some









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Museum Musings
sBy Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator

Well, another year has come and gone and Pioneer Park Days
No. 40 will now be just a memory.
For Hardee County residents, these memories consist of the
annual event hosted by Pioneer -'k within its boundaries of 100
acres. For thany, images of the many rows of flea market spaces
selling everything from used parts to tube socks quickly enter their
minds. Or perhaps, the smell from the concessions offering ice
cream, funnel cakes and full dinners is something that lingers after
the first few days of March disappear.
But, Pioneer Park Days includes another area that sometimes
goes unnoticed by those annual visitors, visitors who enter through
the green-painted ticket booths and make their way through the
crowds as they quickly scan the contents of the tented areas for just
that special item that they will carry with them when they leave a
few hours later.
During Pioneer Park Days, the "Pioneer Settlement" is busy
with an abundance of activity. Mike McIntyre opens the C.A.
Bryant.Blacksmith Shop early in the morning Wednesday through
Sunday and works tirelessly on the many items of which our fore-
fathers obtained from the village smithy. Donned in his period
attire complete with apron and cowboy hat, he puffs away on his
pipe as he fashions a piece of hot iron into what will soon become
a meat-turning fork.
Meanwhile, Wendell Smith entertains a group of 10 or 12 vis-
itors inside the one-room Hart Cabin explaining the one-time lay-
out of the grounds where his great-grandparents raised their fami-
ly.
The Cracker Post Office is busy from 10 to 2 during Pioneer
Park Days, and visitors can be seen reading about the "Barefoot
Mailman" as they leave the small building originally built in 1886.
This area of Pioneer Park is busy with demonstrators during
Pioneer Park Days, including the art of quilting, spinning, powder-
gun firing, operation of antique tools and cross-cut sawing.
This year, a new demonstrator attracted crowds throughout the
five days with his. chain-saw artistry. "Mountain Dan" is from
North Carolina, and visitors to Cracker Trail Museum were greet-
ed by two examples of this unusual artistry as they made their way
along the sidewalk leading to the building. Further examples
included pelicans, bears, Indians, mushrooms and other yard orna-
ments located in an area of the front yard of the museum.
Throughout the day, Dan Smathers created these works of art
from the piles of wood that he had brought with him. Mountain
Dan left a physical memory that will be long enjoyed by the visi-
tors to the museum. A stump was all that remained of a large tree
damaged by Hurricane Charley adjacent to the area that was once
the residence of one of the park's black bears before the Animal
Refuge was constructed at the rear of the park. Immediately, Dan
began working on the stump and as his chain saw buzzed away, it
soon became evident that the stump was taking he shape of a bear.
Mountain Dan has since returned to the hills of North
Carolina, but his black bear proudly stands at the corner of the
museum with one paw resting on a stone as he gazes in the distance
toward the rear of the park. For those of us who were fortunate to
view this new addition to Pioneer Park from it remnants of an ugly
stump to the final workmanship of a true artists, we are grateful.
These were but a few of the interesting areas of the Pioneer
Settlement during Pioneer Park Days. If you have not visited this
section of the park during the annual festival, we invite you to take
thetram next year for a short ride to the museum, where you will
be able to observe a number of interesting areas and demonstra-
tions associated with pioneer living.
-And we invite you ~ Cracker Trail Museum today to see the
artwork of Mountain Dan as his black bear stands posed waiting for
the community to view as well as all of the other Hardee County
memorabilia located inside the museum.
And again, as always, we invite you to be a part of Cracker
Trail Museum by allowing us to display your loves ones' posses-
sions so others may be able to enjoy a part of Hardee County as it'
was in the beginning.


Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


IN LIKE A LION...
Welcome to springtime in Florida! As I mentioned in last
month's column, severe weather is at its peak during February and
March here in Florida. This spring has been no exception, with
severe thunderstorms forming ahead of cold fronts that push south-
ward into the state.
Several deaths have been recorded in our state over the past
weeks fortunately none in our area as a direct result of tor-
nadoes and severe thunderstorms. This month's discussion will be
on the emerging science of space weather and emergency alerts.
IT REALLY IS ROCKET SCIENCE!
Space Weather is the science of studying the interactions
between the Earth and our closest star, the Sun. Space Weather
includes the forecasting of solar flares, magnetic storms and other
space-related phenomena.
Who forecasts space weather? Well, it's the same people who
are responsible for forecasting the weather here on Earth, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric. Administration (NOAA). It
operates the Space Environment Center, and the role of the center
is to provide space weather alerts and warnings to the nation and
the world for disturbances that can affect people and equipment
working in space and on Earth.
Some of those events can include:
Solar flares that can disrupt radio communication
Sunspots
Potential Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) like comets and aster-
oids
Geo-magnetic storms
You can check out the Space Environment Center at
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/.


ACCREDITATION
It is hard to believe that it has been nearly one year since I
wrote about the efforts of the Hardee County School District to
gain accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges &
Schools. A lot has changed since that first column, including the
name of the accrediting agency.
In April 2006, the North Central Association Commission on
Accreditation & School Improvement, the Southern Association of
Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation & School Improve-
ment and the National Study of School Evaluation came together
to form one strong unified organization dedicated to educational
quality.
That organization, known as AdvancED, creates the world's
largest education community, representing over 23,000 public and
private schools in 30 states and 65 countries.
The Quality Assurance Review Team from AdvancED will
arrive in Hardee County on April 13 and will complete its work on
April 16. The review team will be made up of five administrators
from both in and outside.the state of Florida, The chairman of the
team is from Alabama.
Team members will visit our schools and interview teachers,
parents and administrators. The review team will study our
Standards Assessment Report, Standards Assessment Rubric and
our school climate survey.
If you would like to review any of these reports, they are post-
ed on the district's Web site at www.hardee.kl2.fl.us.
On April 16, once its visit is complete, the team will meet with
the superintendent and key district-level staff. After that meeting,
the review team will present an exit report at a special School
Board meeting. Everyone is invited to that meeting to hear the exit
report.
We are optimistic that the district will achieve its accreditation
goal from this highly esteemed organization. This accreditation
confirms our district's commitment to providing our students with
a quality and high-standard education as our vision statement
reflects: "Building learning partnerships with home; school, and
community to ensure personal and academic excellence."


HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Early warning and notification before disasters save lives. This
fact has been verified over and over again.
The problem is, no matter how accurate or timely the warning
is, unless people can hear it, it doesn't do any good.
Any of you who are regular readers of my monthly missives
will attest to the fact I frequently extol the virtues of having an
NOAA All-Hazards Radio in your home. They are relatively inex-
pensive, readily available and easy to set up. Another device we are
proud to endorse and recommend is the viaRadio.
The viaRadio unit is a clock-radio size unit that functions as a
clock/radio during normal operations but is programmed to receive
special encoded messages to alert the listener of potential hazards.
This system not only carries watch and warning information from
the National Weather Service, but it provides the information in
message form. It can also provide information on local emergen-
cies such as road closures, evacuations and other potentially haz-
ardous situations. The viaRadio units are being offered through a
partnership between the city of Wauchula and Hardee County
Emergency Management. They are a little more expensive than the
NOAA radios but certainly worth the investment. They can be pur-
chased by contacting our office or the city of Wauchula.
That's all well and good, you say, but what if I'm not home?
Well, we have a solution: You can receive text messages via your
cell phone through the FAST Network. This service costs 99 cents
per month and can be canceled at any time. You can also receive
local messages from the EOC on this network. To sign up, text the
word FAST followed by 33873 to the number 47733. You'll
receive a message back asking if you want to join the network, sim-
ply respond with the word yes and you're in. The system will mes-
sage you once a month with a reminder and if you want to opt out,
simply reply with the word no and you're done.
The EOC does not charge for this service but your carrier
might. Check with your service provider before signing up. If
you're not sure how to send a text message, ask a teenager with a
cell phone. Chances are he's already an expert.
TIP OF THE MONTH
The Tampa office of the National Weather Service now offers
graphic renditions of its short-term forecasts. It's colorful and easy
to navigate. Visit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/html/tbw/ arid
check it out!
The EOC has a new weather station with very cool real-time
graphics and archived data like temperature, rainfall amounts, and
wind speeds. Check it out at www.hardeecounty.net/eoc and click
on the weather station link on the left-hand side on the page.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.


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The old stump of a tree felled by Hurricane Charley near
the former site of the park's refuge for animals became
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on "rocks" as its intent gaze indicates the path to the new
Animal Refuge at the rear of the park.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Some attendees share a moment with the Cornerstone Hospice host team after the
lecture at the Hardee County Public Library, including (front row, from left) Shirley
Stevens, Gerald Stevens and Eileen Bell, all from Bowling Green, and Debby Lacy
from Zolfo Springs; (back) Janet Tindell, clinical liaison; presenter Dr. Kathleen Welch-
Wilson of Hardee Family Medicine; and Ruth Miller and Debbie Bennett, registered
nurses from Cornerstone Hospice.

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Cornerstone Hospice recently
hosted a community lecture on
the subject of heart disease at
the Hardee County Public
Library.
Featured as main speaker was
Dr. Kathleen Welch-Wilson of
Hardee Family Medicine in
Wauchula. She was assisted by
the Cornerstone Hospice team
of Janet Tindell, clinical liai-
son; Ruth Miller, registered
nurse/cli.nical liaison; and
Debbie Bennett, RN.
Titled "Heart-to-Heart" to
emphasize physical changes,
symptoms, risk factors and
steps that could be taken when
symptoms are present, "this lec-
ture was first in a series planned
to bring awareness to Hardee
residents about life-threatening
and life-limitifig illnesses" said
Dr. Lucy Ertenberg, chief med-
ical officer of not-for-profit
Cornerstone Hospice, which,
serves Hardee, Highlands and
Polk counties.
Focusing on physical changes
'brought about by heart disease
which can cause a heart attack,
Welch-Wilson used a slide pre-
sentation to cover such factors
as plaque build-up. It can devel-
op in coronary arteries as early
as the teen years, although
symptoms such as pain in an
arm, chest pain or pressure,
nausea, indigestion, shortness


helpful Information


of breath or fatigue and sweati-
ness may not manifest them-
selves until arterial plaque
obstruction approaches 70 per-
cent.
Among the subjects covered
in the lecture was that 25 per-
cent of people with diabetes are
prone to get a "silent" heart
attack, called silent because dia-
betes numbs certain nerves and
pain sensors linked to the heart.
Attendees learned that dia-
betes, hypertension, family his-
tory, age, cholesterol, smoking,
weight and physical inactivity
are some of the main risk fac-
tors which could bring about a
serious heart condition. In case
of a heart attack, help is needed
within four minutes if the per-
son is to survive, and that
patient would have about 30
minutes before damage to the
heart becomes permanent or
irreversible. In case of any
heart-attack symptom, 911
should be called immediately.
A lively question-and-answer
session followed the lecture,
with many attendees inquiring
about conditions they know are
present in close relatives or in
themselves. Welch-Wilson sug-
gested that ". .. only a cardiolo-
gist could pinpoint the actual
condition by any number of
tests available today, tests such
as an echocardiogram, a stress


test, a chemical stress test,
catheterization or other tests,
but now you have an idea of
prevalent symptoms, risk fac-
tors and what you can do."
Following the lecture,
Cornerstone Hospice. Chief
Executive Officer Cindi Harris-
Panning noted, "We are elated
at this cooperative effort by
Florida Hospital, Hardee
Family Medicine and Hardee
County Public Library in part-
nering with us to bring health
education to our communities,
specially Hardee County."
At the conclusion of the lec-
ture, the Cornerstone Hospice
team gave away a large Cardiac
Basket donated by Florida
Hospital and a second basket
was given away containing a
lunch bag, pedometer and an
American Heart Association
cookbook.
Patti Jean Lang, library direc-
tor, commented that the
library's facilities were at the
disposal of similar future infor-
mational efforts to bring about
awareness on serious illnesses
to Hardee County residents.
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Hospice serves patients and
families facing a life-threaten-
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sex, creed, ethnicity or ability to
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING 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 .............1..0:30 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 Schoo ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .....................5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green.
S. Hwy. 17 -375-2253
.Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
SSundiayEvehing...:...::.........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 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 Worsfiip ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ...............:..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
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 .....................:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening-Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Cotnmunion-2nd Sun. Eve ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

Help 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.


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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 ................1:00 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 ................ 11:00 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
,, Jlt.. Rd.... ... ,-- .. -
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
English Service ........11:30 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 Bfand
jSunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
;Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 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' 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.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.
.Priesthood ............................ 11:00 a.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St 735-8681
Sunday School .................10:00 a.
Sunday Morning ................11:00 a.
Sunday Night ........................6:00 p.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-347
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.
Morning Service ..................11:30 a.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.
SSunday Worship ................11:00 a.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.
Wednesday Supper ............6:15 p.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773.3800
Praise & Worship ................10:30 a.
Evening Service ....................5:00 p.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.i
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg...........6:00 p
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......................... 6:30 p.
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-
MISION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 7734722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.i
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.I
Predicacion ............ .............11:30 a.i
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.i
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.r
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.i
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.r
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner..................... ...........5:30.p.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................................6:30-8:00 p.r
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.r
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.r
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.r
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.r
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.
Morning Service ............11:00 a.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.
Morning Service ............1.....11:00 a.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p
Tuesday Bible Study...........10:00 a.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.

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


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...................................7:00p.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 BAI'IS'I CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .... ...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m,
Evening Worship .................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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" & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ......................... 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Wed. EvenigE Prayer :...........7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 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 ..............1....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6..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.
SBC Affiliation

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth 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 ......................9:45 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 ...............11:30 a.m
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. ..........7:00 p.m
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m


WAUCHULA

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.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
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.

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ......................7.....730 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study .... ................... 0:00 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.............................. 11:00 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.
-Seneca


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
S 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 ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 1:00 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
OFZOLFO
320 E. 4th St 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union...................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .... ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.


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March 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Oak Stump Turned Into A Black


Bear During Pioneer Park Days


By JIM.KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
During the recent Pioneer
Park Days a Etowah, N.C., man
named "Mountain Dan" Smath-
ers used a chainsaw to create a
beautiful bear from the stump
of a live'oak tree felled by
Hurricane Charley in August
2004.
The bear is just south of
Pioneer Park Museum near the
site of a former zoo where a real
black bear was kept.
"I saw the image of the bear
in the stump before I began.
With a chainsaw I saw along
imaginary lines," said the
strong wiry 66-year-old who
eats one meal a day and is sus-
tained partly by "spiritual food
to get supernatural energy."
Smathers was a timberman
most of his life, cutting pine
timber with a crosscut saw in
North Carolina in the third
grade. The felled trees were
then dragged by horses.
For many years he felled
Douglas fir, Noble fir and cedar
trees in the state of Washington.
Some of the trees were up to
250 feet tall and 11 feet in
diameter. He has also been a
landscaper.
Smathers is married ana has
six grown children and three
step-children.
Six years ago at age 60,
Mountain dan began using
chain saws to create art.
"I started with bears. I threw
the first one away. I have made
about 2,400 bears and 15 full
size Indians."
He once carved three stumps
into two children and an angel.
His chainsaw art has also made
a knight in armor, whales, dogs,
cats, and a full-size $3,200
moose. "God.gave me a gift."


He generally commands $100
a foot up to six feet high. A
large figure from Greek
mythology was a $2,500 fee.
Smathers was not paid for the
bear now on display in the park.
The county may later include a
plaque bearing his name, city,


Mountain Dan Smathers
Pioneer Park.


phone number (828) 891-5457
and Web site mtdanart.com.
He turned the bear black with
a blowtorch and coated the
stump and drilled holes in the
roots to add preservatives to
help prevent rotting. "I do my
aft to lift up and honor Jesus."


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
poses by black bear art in










PUBL/ISHE RSU

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AROUND THE PARK
Our hearts went out to Jo and
Ray Moore, who had to leave
early because Ray's sister, Mae,
was very ill. We were happy to
hear they arrived safely home in
Indiana. Our sympathy goes out
to Ed and Charlene Souline,
who within the month lost two
sisters and a niece. Have a safe
trip home.
We appreciated the hospitali-
ty and food when Eddy and
Don Phillips set up their
"Maw's Kitchen" concession
stand and -served us fried pota-
toes, peppers, onions, hot and
mild sausage, steak hoagies,
sausage and kraut, plus lemon-
ade and ice tea. It was delicious
and none of us went home hun-
gry. It was a beautiful day and
we had 75 in attendance.

SHUFFLEBOARD
There were nine players for
shuffleboard and all playing
hard to be the team that will
someday be the champs. For
this week, Larry and Ron Reid
were the champs. Now that is a
brother team and are they good!

BINGO
Yes, I said "b-i-n-g-o." That
is because this gal finally won
two games and got so excited
you would have thought a mil-
lion was won. Now that bingo
feeling is setting in. On
Tuesday, we had 40 people in
attendance and Connie Akelian
took home the jackpot.
On Thursday, there were 30
playing bingo. Audrey Semler
went home with the cover all
and Eddy Phillips went home
with the jackpot. Merchant tick-
ets went home with Jeff Riggs,
Charlotte Longueuil and
Connie Akelian.

POKENO
On Wednesday we saw seven
players: Mary Marr, Janiell
Reid, Audrey Semler, Mary Lou
Katzur, Eddy Phillips, Charlotte
Longueuil and Shirley Hyde.
Guess who went home with the
most pennies? Audrey, it won't
be long, someone will have to
have help getting those pennies
to the bank.

VISITORS
Bill and Dolly Hartigan had a


visit from Joyce Hartigan.
Forrest and Alice Grooms have
their daughter, Diane, visiting,
and then a surprise visit from
their grandson and his friend.
They are doing the tour of
Florida while here from Ohio.
They just missed the big snow-
storm up North and were. glad
to be here.

HORSESHOES
You will find the horseshoe
players out on the court three to
four times a day: George


Semler, Bill Lockwood, Don
Phillips, Wayne Barnes, Stan
Sommers, Harold Lake, Urban
Elpers, Jack Shanower, Charlie
Witham and Terry lohnson. I
think I saw Janet Johnson, Eddy
Phillips, Bert Sommers and
Emmy Witham doing some
practicing with them. They are
keeping their ringers right in
there, and have their scorekeep-
er, Mary Marr, busy.
That is all for this week.


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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, Planning/Zoning 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 PIZ Board public hearing
should contact the Planning and Development Department at least two (2)
working days prior to the PIZ public hearing. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements for the BCC public 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 Hardee County 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
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing'arrests:

COUNTY
March 16, Robert Cavazos, 30, of 1414 East Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
felony or domestic battery, contempt of court violation of a
domestic violence injunction for protection, and cruelty toward
children without great bodily harm.
March 16, Phillip Edwin Martinez, 27, of 1919 Williams
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J. K.
Cloud and charged with DUI.
March 16, Heriberto Naranjo, 32, of 1440 Adel St., Arcadia,
was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon and battery.
March 16, Manuel Fernandez, 60, of 708 Seminole St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with
DUI.
March 16, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 South, fights on
U.S. 17 South and SR 62 and criminal mischief on Baker Street
were reported.

March 15, Juan Pablo Espinoza, 23, of 510 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
March 15, Lendy Mae Graham, 42, of 520 South Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with failure
to appear in court and fraud giving false ID to a law enforce-
ment officer.
March 15, Aaron Casey Raulerson, 19, of 1 Marie Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with
possession of alcohol under age 21.
March 15, Pedro Cleto, 38, of 730 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with DUI.
March 15, Maximilliano Morales, 22, of 5239 Guadalupe
Blvd., Wimauma, was arrested by FHP Tpr. Rene Benavidez and
charged with DUI, hit-and-run, leaving the scene of a crash, DUI
with damage to property and no valid license.
March'15, Antonio Cano, 32, of 1833 U.S. 17 N., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with larceny -
petit theft.
March 15, Leroy McKinzie, 32, of 310 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on a charge
of failure to appear in court.
March 15, a hold-up on Smith Road, fights on Mowatt Street
and. Evergreen Drive, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 14, Johnny Joe Medrano, 29, of 641 Kiella Road,
Wauchula, was charged with battery and disorderly conduct -
affray.
March 14, Robert Cavazos, 30, of 1414 East Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with disorderly
intoxication, trespassing and simple assault threat to do vio-
lence.
March 14, William Roland, 32, of 2500 N. Thomas Road,
Avon Park, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
March 14, a vehicle stolen on East Drive, criminal mischief
on Popash Road, and thefts on Poole Road and Austin Road were
reported.

March 13, Eric Trevino, 18, of 3006 Spruce St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged with
resisting an officer 'without violence.


March 13, A robbery on Smith Road, and thefts on SR 62 and
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 12, Charlie Taylor Jr., 62, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
March 12, Angel Luis Vargas, 29, of 1134 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and charged with
cruelty toward children infliction of physical abuse.
March 12, Ronnie Lee Redding, 35, of 183 Golden Oaks
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and
charged with burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance.
March 12, Jarrod Luvear Oliver, 23, of 131 E. County Line
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
SMarch 12, James Owen Faulk, 35, of 446 Honeysuckle Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on charges of fail-
ure to appear in court and withholding support of children.
March 12, Francisco Segura Aleman, 28, of 639 Green St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
March 12, a residential burglary on CR 664, a tag stolen on
Maple Avenue, burglary of a conveyance on Palmetto Street, and
thefts on East Broward Street, SR 66 and U.S. 17 North were
reported.

March 11, Robert A. Crown, 54, of 201 E. Canfield St., Avon
Park, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody, knd charged with DUI
and refusal to submit to DUI tests.
March 11, Ismael Bautista, 21, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
March 11, Tommy Kilpatrick, 36, of 1204 David Court,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
two counts sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church
or school and two counts possession/delivery of drug parapherna-
lia.
March 11, a residential burglary on Airport Road, and thefts
on Tangelo Drive, South Road and Airport Road were reported.

March 10, Ernesto Garcia, 24, of 1130 Hargrave St., Arcadia,
was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge on a charge of contempt of
court.
March 10, Felipe Palacios, 35, of Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
trespassing on a structure or conveyance and ingesting/inhaling a
dangerous drug.
March 10, residential burglaries on Petteway Road, Myrtle
Street and Stansfield Road, a business burglary on SR 62, and
thefts on Greenleaf Street, U.S. 17 South and George Andersdn
Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 16, Jesus Delacruz, 29, of 7104 Siepel Dr., Austin,
Texas, and Ricardo Villa-Salazar, 35, and Francisco Morales
Reyes, 22, both of 409 U.S. 17 North, Wauchula, were arrested by
Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and each charged with battery. Delacruz and
Villa-Salazar were also charged with resisting an officer without
violence.
March 16, Asunscion Barba Ramos, 57, of U.S. 17 Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
March 16, fights on U.S. 17 South and U.S. 17 North were
reported.

March 15, Elezar Velasco Gutierrez, 22, of 606 South Seventh
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and
charged with DUi and resisting an officer without violence.
March 15, Juan Morales, 25, of 612 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with battery and


resisting an officer without violence.
March 15, Marcial Martinez, 38, General Delivery,.Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
March 15, Ramiro San Juan, 46, of 2493 Pine Park Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication and fraud by giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer.
March 15, burglary of a conveyance on LaPlaya Drive and a
fight on North Ninth Avenue were reported.

March 14, a theft on Pennsylvania Avenue was, reported.

March 13, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, and a theft on Orange Street were reported.

March 12, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 11, a vehicle stolen on Grapefruit Street, a fight on
South Second Avenue, and thefts on Carlton Street and Orange
Place were reported.

March 10, a residential burglary on West Main Street, crimi-
nal mischief on South First Avenue, and thefts on South Florida
Avenue and South 10th Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 16, Felix Alamia, 24, of 4645 Church Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with sim-
ple assault threat to do violence.
March 16, a fight on Church Avenue was reported.

March 15, a fight on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 14, a residential burglary on Dixiana Drive was report-
ed.

March 13, Sergio Leon Reyes, 21, of Maple Avenue, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
DUI.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 14, a residential burglary on Third Street West was
reported.

March 12, a residential burglary on Suwanee Street was
reported.

March 10, a vehicle stolen on Myrtle Street was reported.




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AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


PUBLIC NOTICE

HARDEE COUNTY

The Hardee County Economic Development Authority will accept grant applications
for projects that provide economic development and infrastructure within the geo-
graphic boundaries of Hardee County. The Authority shall rank applications to the
extent of estimated available program funds based on criteria relating to adminis-
trative capacity, public benefit, economic benefits, and public.use.

Applications and Program Guidelines are available at the Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners Office, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, FL
33873; Phone: 863-773-9430; Fax: 863-773-0958; e-mail: bcc(ahardeecounty.net.

Applications will be accepted from May 01, 2008, through June 02, 2008, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Site of benefiting business for consideration of these funds must be
located entirely within Hardee County.

For more information, please call 863-773-9430.

Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager 3:20-27c












Attention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children

If there is a good reason that you want your child or children to attend
a school outside your assigned school zone for next school year, and you
have your own transportation, you will need to fill out a waiver request appli-
cation for another school.

You can obtain a waiver application between April 7-April 30, 2008,
at either the School Board office or the Title I office.These waiver requests are
not approved on a first-come-first-served basis, but will be approved accord-
ing to space available and other established criteria.

Parents who have children attending a school other than their zoned
school are reminded that all school waiver approvals are only good for one
school year at a time.

Decisions on all waiver applications will be made in late June after the
state anounces AYP for schools. If we can be of any further assistance,
please contact our office at 773-9756. We will do our best to assist you or
answer your questions.

All waiver applications must be turned in by April 30, 2008

Waiver contacts


Marcia Kapusta


Jennifer Watson


Las Autoridades de Desarrollo Econ6mico del Condado de Hardee aceptaran solic-
itudes para grandes proyectos que proven desarrollo econ6mico y de infraestruc-
tura dentro de las fronteras geogrAficas del Condado de Hardee. Las autoridades
situaran solicitudes hasta el punto de estimar un program de fondos disponibles
basados en el criterio relacionado a la capacidad administrative, beneficios p6bli-
cos, econ6micos y de uso p6blico. Las solicitudes y la Guia del Programa estn
disponibles en la Oficina de los Comisionados del Condado de Hardee, ubica'daen
el 412 W. Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, FL 33873; Tel6fono: 863-773-9430;
Fax: 863-773-0958; Correo electr6nico: bcc@hardeecounty.net. Las solicitudes
ser6n aceptadas desde el 1 ro Mayo hasta el 02 de Junio del 2008, de 8:00 a.m. a
5:00 p.m. Favor de Notar: El sitio de los negocios beneficiados por consideraci6n
de estos fondos debe ser localizado completamente dentro del Condado de
Hardee. Para mas informaci6n, por favor Ilame al 863.773.9430.
ANUNCIO PUBLIC DELCONDADO DE HARDEE 3:20-27c












Atenci6n: Todos Padres de Niios de Edad de la Escuela Primaria.

Si hay una buena raz6n de que usted quiere a su niio o niios para
asistir a una escuela fuera de su zona de la escuela asignada para el proxi-
mo aio escolar y usted tiene su propio transport, usted necesitard Ilenar
una Aplicaci6n de solicitud de exencion para otra escuela.

Usted puede obtene\ una aplicaci6n de exenci6n entire 7 de abril-
hasta el 30 de abril de 2008, en la oficina del consejo escolar o la oficina del
Titulo I. Estos pedidos de exenci6n no estan acreditados sobre uno primero
come que primero desempei6 Base, pero sera aprobado de acuerdo
con el espacio disponible y otros criterios estabelecidos.

Padres que tienen nihos que atienden otra escuela que no es su
escuela dividido en zonas es recordada que todos adiestran las aproba-
ciones de exenci6n Sera solamente bueno durante un afio escolar.

Las decisions sobre todas aplicaciones de exenci6n serin hechas n
fines de junio despu6s del anuncio piblico de AYP para las escuelas. Para
mas asistencia, por favor contactese con nu,estra oficina en 773 9756.
Haremos nuestro mejor para Ayudar o responder sus preguntas.

Todas aplicaciones de exenci6n deben ser girado antes de 30 de abril de
2008

Contactos de exenci6n


Marcia Kapusta


Jennifer Watson


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Juventino Benitez, 31, Zolfo
Springs, and Rosa Linda Flores,
20, Zolfo Springs.
David Kendrick, 40, Bowling
Green, ahd Candy F Ramirez,
30, Port Chirlotte.
William D. McClenithan, 36,
Zolfo Springs, and Lavinia
Juanitta Andrews, 22, Zolfo
,Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly;in county court:
CACH LLC vs. Robbie L.
Diamond, judgment.
CACV of Colorado.LLC vs.,
Fidel Rodriguez, dismissal set
aside, case set for trial.
Capital One Bank vs. Gail
Cobb Starratt, default judg-
ment.
Victoria Vizarraga vs. Sandy
Cannon and David Herlong,
dismissed transferred to
Hillsborough County.

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

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were-filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Mary Darline Butler and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Kenneth Ray Dick-
ey, petition for child support.
Toni Stombaugh vs. Juan
Pollack, petition for injunction
for protection.
City of Wauchula vs. Con-
cepciono Hernandez. and Ma
Encarnacio Moya Hernandez,
petition for foreclosure of code


enforcement Inen.
Julisa Granado and DOR vs.
Dionicio Campos, interstate
petition for child support.
Cynthia Hernandez vs. Mar-
cus Hodges, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Rita T.
McCurry et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Janice P. Wheeler vs. Jac-
queline McPhillips, damages.
Virginia Esquivel o/b/o minor
child vs. David Medrano, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Dale Edward Turner and
Shirley Ann Turner, divorce.
Santos Maldonado Jr. vs.
James R. McDonough and the
state Department of Correct-
ions, petition for inmate review.
Irene Leon vs. Daina Smith,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Ruby A. and Elias Herrera vs.
Florida Department of Children
and Families, damages auto
negligence.
Victoria Lynn Lochlear and,
Ryan Wade Lochlear, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Jeffrey Brier vs. State of
Florida, inmate petition for re-
view dismissed.
Rebecca S. Hulsey and DOR
vs. Amy R. McQuaig, order to
modify child support.
Ronnie Rias vs. J. Loran
Cogburn and the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, order
dismissing inmate petition and
imposing sanctions on further
motions.
Sheila Moore as personal rep-
resentative vs. Florida Institute
for Neurologic Rehabilitation


Inc, voluntary dismissal.
Angelina Rizo vs. Calvin
Martin, order on child support.
Obetia Ward Bilotta and
DOR vs. Judy Mae Thompson,
child support order of Dec. 26,
2007 vacated.
Brenda Hines and DOR vs.
Deshawn Denise McMillian,
child support order.
Willian A. Edenfield vs.
Tobey L. Edenfield, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Derek Daniels vs. Angela
Daniels, voluntary dismissal of
temporary, injunction for pro-
tection.
Angela Daniels vs. Derek
Daniels, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection. '*
Kelli Crawford vs. Elizabeth
Morey, injunction for protec-
tion.
Barbara A. Baker and DOR
vs. Calvin L. McLeod, child
support order.
Julio Paulino-Contero and
Josefina Tierrablanca Quezada,
divorce.
Sabrina Leann Daughtry
Shiver and DOR vs. Michael
Parker Daughtry, modification
of child support.
Catherine Marie Pelham and
DOR vs. Jesus Alamia Rod-
riguez, child support order.
Sebastian Juarez vs. Cynthia
Short, order.
Juanita Daisy Richardson and
DOR vs. Timmy Joe King,
order.
Mayela Hernandez and DOR
vs. Roberto Zapote-Fermin,
child support order.
Lourdes Rosa Vasquez-
Farrell and Michael Shawn
Farrell, divorce.
Irma Linda Valdez and Pedro
Villarreal Valdez, order.
Rosario Herrera and DOR vs.
Jacobo Martinez Perez, child
support order.
Todd G. Morey and Elizabeth
L. Morey, temporary order on


LOT 15 BLK 1 TOWN OF ONA 33 34S 24E

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 692, PAGE 373.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS,
AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: GERMAN REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE CORR

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 23rd day of April, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 11th day of March, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
.Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD037XXXXX 320-4:1c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

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


divorce issues.


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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Loyd Wayne and Amanda H.
Mishoe Graham to Lance and
Amy Bursler, $130,000.
Pamela Y. Gilliard to Carl
Glenn III and Blair B. Thorn-
ton, $82,000.
Steven R. Sr. and Suzanne C.
Ebert to Michael and Catherine
Moran, $120,000.
Margaret Stevens as personal
representative to Fred and Hilde
E. Goddard, $25,000.
Gary and Virginia Oden and
Brian and April Lambert to
James 0. and Diana L.
Youmans, $20,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to John T. and
Elizabeth A. Rice, $49,900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Donald C. and
Eleanor H. Tusing, $49,995.
James 0. and Diana L. You-
mans to Gary and Virginia
Oden and Brian and April Lam-
bert, $20,000.
. Cody A. and Erika Long to
Trevor L. Addison, $130,000.
Thomas J. and Janet M.
Lewis to Juan Jose Gonsalez
and Ricarda Rodriguez.
$175,000.



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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO
VANCE LAURA IRA, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:


YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002


CERTIFICATE NO.: 63

Description of Propert y
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SCHEDULE A


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO
VANCE LAURA IRA, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 476 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2004

Description of Property: -
SCHEDULE A .

North 84 feet of Lot 4, Block 10, Packers Addition, City.of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 324, PAGE 514.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS, RE'STRCTIONS,
.- .. -AND EASEMENT1OF RECORD:- -- .

Name in which assessed: DANIEL TORRES & ALICIA FUENTES

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 23rd day of April, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 6th day of March, 2008.


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD035XXXXX


3:20-4:10c


BID PROPOSAL

FOR ROOF REMOVAL AND REP CEMENT

The School Board of Hardee .County, Florida, is seeking. bids.fo0 the removal and
replacement of roofs on eleven (11) buildings, approximately 150,000 square feet, to be
completed in phases, at Hardee Senior High School.
A mandatory Pre-Bid meeting with be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
in the conference room at Hardee Senior High School, 830 Altman Rd., Wauchula,
FL 33873. The roofing consultant Scott D. Bonk and Associates, will conduct the
meeting and be available afterwards for contractor acclimation to the project. The
Bid Documents, Specifications and Detailed Drawings will be available and dis-
cussed to include the bidding procedure. The meeting is expected to last about
one hour after which the contractors may visit the site to review the roofs and
become familiar with the project.
Contractors should direct all questions to Scott D. Bonk ahndAssociates, at 239-768-
3654.
Applicants shall submit 4 copies of the bid documents as listed above. Call Rob Krahl at
(863) 735-2055 if you need further information. All applications must be received by the
School Board not later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10,2008, and be delivered
to the following address. Envelopes must be sealed and marked:,
HSH ROOF BIDS
APRIL 10, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Deliver to:
The School Board of Hardee County
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Attn: Rocky Kitchens, Deputy Supt. for Operations
1009 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Late responses will be 'declared non-responsive and will .riot be further evaluated.
Unsealed and/or unsigned responses received by e-mail, facsimile transmission or other
similar means are not acceptable. The School Board reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all proposals.
Official notice of final selection results will be by electronic posting on the Hardee County
School Board Web Site, http://www.hardee.kl2.fl.us/. Failure to file a protest within the
time prescribed in Section 120.57(3), FS., shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under
Chapter 120 F.S.
All workers on the job site must pass a security clearance for the Jessica Lunsford Act.


YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2003


CERTIFICATE NO.: 624
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
LOT 17 BLK D
SUBURBAN ACRES
274P465 273P878 602P87 (PRO-252 001CP000003) GWC
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 in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417
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.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD033XXXXX 34
3:13-4:3c


Dennis Jones
Superintendent of Schools


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