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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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108th Year, No. 15
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Hearing Held For Convicted Trucker


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
"I am convinced, and will be
convinced to my dying breath,
that Mr. Meus is innocent."
So said Rusty Franklin, the
lawyer who defended trucker
Jean-Claude Meus at his 2003
vehicular-homicide trial, a trial
that ended with Meus' convic-
tion and a 15-year prison sen-
tence for a 2001 crash which
killed a Wauchula mother and
daughter.
His words came late Tuesday


Defense: New Witness Should Mean New Trial


afternoon during a five-hour
evidentiary hearing in Hardee
Circuit Court ordered by the
2nd District Court of Appeal.
Presiding over the hearing was
Acting Circuit Judge Jeff J.
McKibben.
The 2nd DCA had partially
reversed an earlier decision by
Circuit Judge Robert L. Doyel
denying Meus a new trial. The


appellate court said Meus was
due a hearing on his claim of
ineffective assistance of coun-
sel because of Franklin's failure
to interview a potential witness
who saw Meus awake and alert
following the crash.
At trial, the prosecution had
said the trucker had fallen
asleep at the wheel, causing the
crash that killed Nona Moore.


40, and Lindsey Moore. 8
And at Tuesday evidentiary
hearing, McKibben heard from
Franklin and Irm the potential
witness, Juan ()tec.. a member
of what at thc li;me was the
ZuiNtO Sprinigs \.>!unteer Fire
Department i, : :i:' 'irlst person
on the scene : tii.: crash on SR
64 at Se en-.Mi;c i'lmnt.
lie also heLi;i(u fim crash-


reconstruction experts called by
both Assistant State Attorney
Victoria Avalon and defense
lawyer John Trevena and from
various others.
"I am not going to rule
today," McKibben said at the
conclusion of testimony and
closing arguments. Rather, he
will review the case law provid-
See HEARING 2A


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
A Florida Highway Patrol officer checks a 1998 Toyota van during investigation following the Tuesday evening
crash in which two people died.


Crash Claims


Mother, Child

2nd Child Is Critical


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite the use of a child
restraint seat, a 1-year-old baby
died Tuesday in an accident
which also claimed the life of
his mother..
A 4-year-old sister was air-
lifted to Tampa General Hos-
pital in critical condition.
The 5:30 p.m. accident
closed U.S. 17 south of Bowl-
ing Green for a couple of hours.
The southbound lanes were
opened about 6:45, while the
northbound lanes remained
closed longer while the Florida
Highway Patrol conducted the
necessary homicide investiga-
tion.
According to Florida High-
way Patrol reports, the accident
occurred when Jose L.


Martinez, 18, of Bowling
Green, was driving his 2002
Chevy north on U.S. 17 in the
inside lane and collided with
1998 Toyota van driven by
Debra Torres, 38, of Bowling
Green in the outside lane. The
van rotated counterclockwise
and began to overturn in the
grass median, finally coming to
rest in the southbound lanes on
its roof facing west.
The mother and 1-year-old
Gregorio Torres were both
ejected and died at the scene. A
daughter, 4-year-old Manuelita
Torres, remained in the vehicle
but was in critical condition.
The Chevy ended up in the
grass median facing north.
Neither Martinez, nor his pas-
senger Cruz K. Hernandez, 21,
See CRASH 2A


Moore Announces For School Post As Election Heats Up


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first day of spring last
Thursday ushered in colder
temperatures that have lasted
throughout the week, but there
is warming in one area -
Hardee County's political cli-
mate.
The race for superintendent
of schools heated up on
Tuesday after Gary Moore
reportedly announced plans to
challenge incumbent Dennis
Jones' bid to retain the post.
Moore, a former principal who
is currently the district's person-


nel director, confirmed his can-
didacy early Wednesday morn-
ing. Official papers have not yet
been filed.
Also announcing his candida-
cy, on Monday evening, was
Walter Olliff Jr. He will run to
regain the Hardee County
Commission seat he lost four
years ago to Dale Johnson.
Olliff already has filed with the
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery says anyone wishing to
get his name on the ballot by
means of the petition method,



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rather than paying high qualify-
ing fees, has until May 19 to do
so. That is the date completed
petitions must be returned to
Ussery's office.
Potential candidates, whether
Democrat or Republican, must


gather 110 signatures of regis-
tered voters in order to run.
The official qualifying period
for all candidates will be from
noon on June 16 to noon on
June 20.
Eleven seats are up for grabs.


In all but one race, the incum-
bent has announced an intention
to seek re-election. Sheriff
Loran Cogburn is the lone
exception. Announcing so far
are:
Sheriff Democrat Arnold


Lanier and Republican Tom
Santarlas.
Schools Superintendent -
Incumbent Dennis Jones and
Gary Moore.
Clerk of Courts Incumbent
See ELECTION 2A


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INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.......8C
Community Calendar....6A
Crime Blotter.................4C
Hardee Living................2B
Obits.............................. 6A
Roundups...................6A
School Luhch Menus....1C




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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With an excitement that
matched that of the people who
had worked so hard to achieve
it, Hardee Senior High School
cut the ribbon on its new meat
lab on Tuesday.
It was the culmination of an
effort that had joined members
of the business community and
the agricultural industry with
school officials and curriculum
planners.
And it was the resurgence of
a course once offered as an
elective as early as 1981 but
which was carved out of the
school day because of academic
and budget constraints.
Now, once aain, the Meat
See MEAT 2A


FILE PHOTO
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with gold, frankincense and myrrh. See this scene and the rest of the life of the Savior in weekend performances of
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The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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The Republican Party continues to gain strength in Hardee
County.
The party held a registration booth again at this year's Hardee
County Fair and signed up 44 new people. The most noteworthy
party switch was Doyle Carlton III, whose parents and grandpar-
ents had been Democrats. Doyle Carlton was a Florida governor,
and Doyle Jr. was a state senator and ran for governor.

On Monday, Walter Olliff Jr. switched to the Republican Party
and said he plans to run for the Hardee County Commission this
year. He served as county commissioner for 12 years until he lost
the seat in 2004 to Dale Johnson.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan on Monday held a fundraiser at The
Bluff's Golf Course Clubhouse and hosted by Bill Crews, chair-
man of Wauchula State Bank. Buchanan also met with the local
IDA, Economic Development Board and Chamber of Commerce
board in a joint session.
The two main issues were trying to get U.S. 17 four-laned in
its entirety and to help the county to find a way to get adequate
legal agricultural workers to harvest the crops.
Hardee County Economic Development Director Bill
Lambert said U.S. 17 four-laning is important for economic devel-
opment and hurricane evacuation.
Rep. Buchanan said U.S. 17 is the biggest issue. He said he is
requesting $4 million for citrus disease research, $4.9 million for
local wastewater treatment, $3.5 million for a No. 5 Wauchula
well, and $2 million for Florida Hospital Wauchula. He said
$950,000 was approved last year to upgrade Wauchula's electric
substation.
Buchanan said there are 12 million to 20 million illegal resi-
dents in the U.S. and they threaten homeland security and put a
strain on the health system..
He said the federal H2-A guest worker program is flawed and
people are concerned about giving amnesty to illegal residents. He
said they should have to meet certain criteria to gain U.S. citizen-
ship.
Buchanan plans to work with state and federal officials to pro-,
vide federal and state funds for the U.S. 17 four-laning. He said in
2009 Congress plans to adopt a $400 billion, five-year transporta-
tion bill.
Buchanan said he was the only Florida Republican to vote for
the farm bill.
"My first bill was for a balanced budget. Our nation has a $9
trillion national debt and a $3.1 trillion annual budget. Debt inter-
est is $400 billion, the third largest expense.
"I believe less taxes will grow the economy. We need to keep
taxes low. The biggest problem is to control spending. Last year we
held expenses to plus three percent."
Buchanan helped get $26 million approved for a veterans
cemetery in Sarasota County that can serve 400,000 veterans.
"There are 2.3 million veterans in Florida and 93,000 are in my dis-
trict."
Buchanan said his 2006 Democratic opponent (Christine
Jennings) plans to run again this year. "I am pro-life and pro-fam-
ily. My opponent is pro-choice and a liberal Democrat. There are
many conservative Democrats who are blue-dog Democrats."
Buchanan said America needs a viable workforce for national
security and to support our growers. "We don't want to buy most
of our food from other countries because of cheap labor."

Bill Lambert made the following points Monday with Rep.
Buchanan:
"We seek the assistance of the federal government to review
both the necessity and impacts of Migrant Labor in Hardee'
County.
"We acknowledge at the onset the absolute necessity of agri-
cultural labor.
"And in so doing, it is also acknowledged that the current sys-
tem available to those who utilize migrant labor is at least in part
broken and suspect.
"It has been estimated and reported that up to 80% of the agri-
cultural labor utilized in the region is either undocumented, illegal
or both.
"Producers, in order to harvest their crops, find themselves in
a precarious position contrary to the philosophies of our Nation's
Homeland Security Program.
"We currently believe the H2-A system if implemented prop-
erly, is a good solution to supply legal agricultural workers and to
simultaneously alleviate the sociological and security problems
caused by the current system.
"Case in point--our local hospital, which receives a subsidy
by local referendum of $600,000 to $700,000 for indigent health
care, has to supplement additionally an amount of $2.6 million to
offset the health care needs for this labor source.
"Our schools' have cultural and language communication
incompatibilities that challenge traditional educational philoso-
phies and weaken their effectiveness.
"Our law enforcement and legal systems are overwhelmed and
without adequate tax base funding.
"Unfortunately the problems and emotional impacts of proper-
ly and efficiently locating these H2-A facilities are more than our
local governments can bear alone.
"Recent changes in the H2-A program may have a chilling


Bringing the Meat Processing Lab back to Hardee Senior High School as an elective
class with a career path was the work of many business and community members.
Tours of the new facility were offered at Tuesday's ribbon-cutting.


PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Cutting the ribbon on the new Meat Processing Lab are (from left) Wauchula Sweetbay
Supermarket manager Paul Laferriere, agriculture teacher Buck Redding and Farm
Bureau President David Royal. In the background are Future Farmers of America offi-
cers, Farm Bureau directors and Sweetbay officials.


CRASH ...o I
Continued From 1A


also of Bowling Green, were
injured.
Closure of the road took the
cooperation of all area rescue
and law enforcement personnel.
A fire engine, brush truck, two
ambulances and Deputy Chief
Dan Harshburger responded,
ensuring spilled fuel and a land-
ing site for the Aeromed heli-
copter were cleared.
Four Bowling Green officers
and more than a half dozen
Sheriff's Office employees also
assisted. Occurring about the
change of shifts allowed offi-


IRAQ REUNION
A picture caption on the
Hardee Living pages
should have given Caleb
Mink's_.,parents as Randy
Mink and Pam Mink.

MAYOR'S PRAYER
Captions for two of the
photos of pastors attend-
ing the first annual Mayor's
Prayer Breakfast were
inadvertently reversed.
Bowling Green First Baptist
Associate Pastor Jim
Williams' photo was above
a caption on Wauchula
First Baptist Church Pastor
Ken Smith and vice-versa.

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


MEAT
Continued From UA
Processing Lab is open and
ready to train youngsters in a
potential career.
SThe ribbon-cutting ceremony
spanned two hours, including
tours of the gleaming recon-
structed lab and a lunch lrovid-
ed by business partner
Sweetbay Supermarket.
It was a celebration attended
by Wauchula, Sweetbay offi-
cials, Hardee County Farm
Bureau officers, directors and
members, and student officers
of the Future Farmers of
America organization.
Joining in the festivities were
School Board members, county
and city elected officials and
top managers, and contributors
from both the business and pri-
vate sectors.
Students can enroll in the
Meat Lab class with the begin-
ning of the 2008-09 academic
year.
The curriculum will include
how to identify, cut and wrap
meats. There will be lessons on
health issues, and instruction on
safety. In all, students of the
Meat Lab will learn the entire
process from slaughter to plac-
ing a package in a grocer's
meats display.
Local ranchers and other sup-
pliers will provide the meat for
the classes.
Farm Bureau President David
Royal, who spearheaded the
effort, has said he believes the-
class will enhance the futures of
students who choose to enroll.
"This class will open up
many doors for students,"
Royal said. "Some students
who don't want to go to college
can take this class, learn a trade
and get a well-paying job."



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HEARING
Continued From 1A


cers and detectives in unmarked
cars to help. Some were posted
at the SR 62 intersection,
rerouting traffic off U.S. 17.
Some did the same on the
Bowling Green side of the acci-
dent.
Others worked at the scene,
helping tractor trailer drivers
back up to the nearest intersec-
tion and head south, then going
vehicle to vehicle to also ask
drivers to turn around.




ELECTION
Continued From 1A
Hugh Bradley (D).
Property Appraiser -
Incumbent Kathy Crawford
(D).
Tax Collector Incumbent
Zee Smith (D).
Elections Supervisor -
Incumbent Jeff Ussery (D).
County Commission District
1 Incumbent Minor Bryant
(D) and Gene Davis (D).
County Commission District
3 Incumbent Gordon Norris
(D) and Terry Atchley (D).
County Commission District
5 Incumbent Dale Johnson
(D) and Walter Olliff Jr. (R).
School Board District 2 -
Incumbent Tanya Royal.
School Board District 3 -
Incumbent Gina Neuhofer,.
The list could easily grow as
the election season heats up.
Ussery advises political
hopefuls to come to his office in
Courthouse Annex II in
Wauchula, at the corner of U.S.
17 and Oak Street, and file for
candidacy. The process is rela-.
tively simple at this point, he
notes. Candidates must open a
campaign account and declare a
campaign treasurer.
Adding to the county races
are those for the state attorney,
public defender and judges for
the 10th Judicial Circuit, which
includes Hardee County, and
those for U.S. Congress and
state House and Senate.


effect on the program's effectiveness, with higher fines and penal-
ties on growers, 125 instead of 45-day worker recruitment periods,
and dramatically lower wage rates.
"We pose the question: is it possible for Hardee County to be
utilized in a pilot study to determine empirically the current
impacts of our present-day system, and secondly to apply the
results of that study to reasonable and long-lasting remedies."


ed him and apply it to the testi-
mony and evidence presented.
With family members,
friends and interested parties
filling row upon row of the
courtroom, McKibben added,
"Everyone here is interested in
justice being served. That you
all have sat here for five hours
shows how important you think
it is."
And the judge will give his
decision that weight.
What is at stake is a new trial
for Meus, a trial that will bring
Otero forward to be heard by
jurors.
And Avalon, who aggressive-
ly contested the bid for a new
trial, tried to show that Otero's
testimony, if heard by a jury,
would not change the outcome
of the original trial.
Otero was first to take the
stand during the lengthy hear-
ing, telling the judge that he
was returning from a fishing
trip in Avon Park with a friend
when they happened upon the
crash scene.
"I told my buddy, 'Oh, my
God, look. what just happened,'.
and Mr. Meus was coming out
of his truck," Otero described.
He said Meus' truck was partial-
ly on the roadway, and that a
van was crushed underneath it.
Otero said Meus told him,
"Someone come in front and I
don't see." He described Meus'
English as heavily accented, but
understandable. He said Meus
noted he had hit his head in the
crash, but was saying he wanted
to help the victims in the mini-
van.
"Did he seem unusually
tired?" Trevena asked. "No,
sir," came Otero's reply.
"Did he have any difficulties
walking, talking or understand-
ing what was going on?" The
response again, "No, sir."
Otero said he stayed on the
scene until 2:30 or 3 in the
morning, doing whatever he
was asked to do. Afterward, he
walked the crash scene before
leaving, he said.
"Do I think he went to sleep?
No, I don't," Otero said. "The
way the tires were hitting the
road, the rim, looked like he
was trying to turn."
Otero said he was not inter-
viewed as a potential trial wit-
ness at the time, and that he was
unaware of Meus' trial and con-
viction on vehicular homicide
charges until he saw a televi-


sion report of the movement to
free Meus.
He said he talked with his
father before coming forward.
Avalon challenged Otero's
observations, showing that he
had no training in reconstruct-
ing crashes. She questioned his
contact with Meus, and his role
in the hours following the crash.
Further, she attempted to
show Otero's testimony would
not be substantial at a new trial.
"When you have that kind of
a crash, you get shook up, don't
you?" she asked. "It's scary for
a driver. So, the defendant was
alert after the crash, wasn't he?"
Through questioning, Avalon
pointed out that Otero had
missed a number of details,
including the fact that heli-
copters landed at the crash site
and that road reflectors had
been knocked down when
Meus' truck left the pavement.
Avalon told the judge, "The
defense has to show a reason-
able probability that the result
would have been different ...
that there would have been an
acquittal," if the original jurors
--had fieard what Oteri- had-to
say.
Trevena countered by telling
the judge that two of those
jurors have now said Otero's
testimony would have affected
their verdicts.
Avalon objected. "They did-
n't even have the moral courage
to come forward personally. We
don't even know if these are real
jurors ...This is anonymous
hearsay, and I ask the court not
to consider it."
Trevena called Franklin as
his next witness, asking the trial
lawyer four questions in quick
succession: "Did you ever inter-
view Juan Otero?" "Did you
take his statement." "Did you
talk to him in any form?" "Did
you ever attempt to?"
All four answers were, "I did
not."
Avalon showed that Franklin
is a recognized and respected
criminal defense lawyer. "What
decisions played into who you
deposed and who you did not?"
she asked.
Franklin noted the large num-
ber of responders, rescue and
law, that night, numbering
around 50. It was "unprecedent-
ed in my practice."
Further, he countered
Trevena's claim that Otero was

See HEARING 7A


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BRENDA JILL VERMILYE
Brenda Jill Vermilye, 55, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
March 19, 2008, at her home.
Born May 31, 1952, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County. She
was a nursery worker and mem-
ber of Lake Dale Baptist
Church.
Survivors include brother
Keith Albritton of Sarasota; sis-
ters Diana Richardson and
Sherry Atchley, both of
Wauchula, and Peggy Dean of
Mulberry; several nieces and
nephews; and great-nieces and
great-nephews.
A memorial service was held
at Lake Dale Baptist Church on
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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WILLIAM CONARD
"W.C. or DUB"
MOYE
William Conard "W.C. or
Dub" Moye, 85, of New
Zion, died on Monday,
March 24, 2008, at his
home.
Born in New Zion, on Sept.
17, 1922, to Conard and
Donnie Moye, he was a life-
long resident of Hardee
County. He was self-
employed as a farmer and
building contractor. He was
employed by Joe L. Davis
citrus division for 28 years,
retiring at the age of 80.
He was a member of New
Zion Baptist Church, where
he was music director for
over 30 years. He coached
Little League baseball for 20
years. A member of Fort
Green Masonic Lodge for
over 60 years, he was past
District Deputy for District
24 in 1981 and past Master
and Secretary of Fort Green
Lodge #216.
He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife
Janice Moye; four sons,
Randall Moye of New Zion,
Ronald Moye and wife Alice
of New Zion; Mark Moye
and wife Susan of New Zion,
and Bruce Roberts and wife
Sheila of Fort Green; one
daughter, Jana Krell and hus-
band Ray of Fort Green; 14
grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren; and two great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was today
(Thursday) from 6-8 p.m. at
the funeral home with
Masonic Services at 8 p.m.
Funeral services are tomor-
row at 11 a.m. at New Zion
Baptist Church, followed by
interment in New Zion
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memor-
ial contributions may be
made to the New Zion
Baptist Church or Good
Shepherd Hospice.,



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DONALD G. "DON"
SMITH
Donald G. "Don" Smith, 60,
of Bowling Green, died Tues-
day, March 18, 2008, at his
home.
Born in New Jersey on Aug.
6, 1947, he came to Hardee
County from Miami in 1972.
He was a dragline operator for
the mines, a U.S. Army veteran
and attended The Church of
Arcadia.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Tolon and Marie
Harden; and a son, Bobby
Ackley.
Survivors include his wife
Edna Smith of Bowling Green;
three sons, Glen Ackley of
Zolfo Springs, Mike Swearing-
en of Bowling Green, and Terry
Swearingen of Sebring; 10
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Visitation was Saturday from
11 a.m. until noon, with ser-
vices at noon at the funeral
home with the Rev. Phil Stuts-
man officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Bowling Green Ceme-
tery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


MILLARD E. JOHNSON
Millard E. Johnson, 83, of
Fort Meade, died on Friday,
March 21, 2008, at his home.
Born in Cleveland, Tenn., on
Jan. 13, 1925, he was a U.S.
Navy veteran who received the
Purple Heart. He was an electri-
cian and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by
an infant daughter; and brothers
Jim Johnson and John Johnson.
Survivors include daughters
Teresa Alderman and husband
Jody, and Betty Jean Johnson
Pfeiffer; sons Ronald Earl
Johnson and Donald Millard
Johnson and wife Danielle; son-
in-law John Pfeiffer; half sister
Pat Webber and husband Jack;
sister-in-law Ruth Johnson; five
grandchildren; and companion
Ethel Fay Johnson.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Graveside services are
today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



EDWARD ELMER RUSAW
Edward Elmer Rusaw. 90, of
Andrews, N.C., died, Monday,
March 17, 2008, at his home.
Born Dec. 30, 1917, in
Helena, N.Y., he moved from
Zolfo Springs to North Carolina
in 2006. He was a retired custo-
dian foreman for the New York
State Power Authority, a mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic
Church and of the local Elks
Club.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Edward and Sadie
Lalonde Rusaw; wife Esther
Demo Rusaw; a son, Richard
Rusaw; two brothers, James
Rusaw and Glendon Rusaw; a
sister, Elgie Rusaw Brown; and
one grandchild.
He is survived by a son,
David Rusaw and wife Estella
of Andrews, N.C.; a daughter-
in-law, Eva Marie Rusaw of
Niagara Fall, N.Y.; six grand-
children; and 15 great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Tuesday,
March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the funeral home,
followed by a funeral mass at 1
p.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with the Rev. Vincent
Clement officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Cemtery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


JUDITH ANN JACOBS
Judith Ann Jacobs, 63, of Fort
Meade, died on Monday, March
24, 2008, at home.
Born Dec. 30, 1944, in
Bloomsburg, Pa., she came o
Fort Meade from Tampa in
1955. She was a homemaker
and a longtime nursery worker \
at First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade, where she was a mem-
ber. She also did childcare in
her home.
She is survived by her hus-
band Troy Jacobs of Fort
Meade; sons Donald Curtis
Jacobs of Bartow and Spencer
Lee Jacobs of St. Petersburg;
daughter Priscilla McCormick
of Aliceville, Ala.; mother
Shirley Matrula of Valrico;
brother John Matrula of
Valrico; eight grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thursday)
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Graveside services are
tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at
Pleasant Grove Cemetery in
Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade




DONALD G. "DON"
SMITH
Donald G. "Don" Smith,
60, of Bowling Green, died
Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at
his home.
Born in New Jersey on
Aug. 6, 1947, he came to
Hardee County from Miami
in 1972. He was a dragline
operator for the mines, a U.S.
Army veteran and attended
The Church of Arcadia.
He was preceded in death
by his parents Tolon and
Marie Harden; and a son,
Bobby Ackley.
Survivors include his wife
Edna Smith of Bowling
Green; three sons, Glen
Ackley of Zolfo Springs,
Mike Swearingen of Bowling
Green, and Terry Swearingen
of Sebring; 10 grandchildren;
and one great-giandchild.
Visitation was Saturday
from 11 a.m. until noon, with
services at noon at the funer-
al home with the Rev. Phil
Stutsman officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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BRENDA JILL
VERMILYE
Brenda Jill Vermilye, 55, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, March 19, 2008, at her
home.
Born May 31, 1952, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County.
She was a nursery worker
and member of Lake Dale
Baptist Church.
Survivors include brother
Keith Albritton of Sarasota;
sisters Diana Richardson and
Sherry Atchley, both of
Wauchula, and Peggy Dean
of Mulberry; several nieces
and nephews; and great-
nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service was
held at Lake Dale Baptist
Church on Saturday at 11
a.m.


Obituaries


WILLIAM CONARD
"W.C. or DUB" MOYE
William Conard "W.C. or
Dub" Moye, 85, of New Zion,
died Monday, March 24, 2008,
at home.
He was born on Sept, 17,
1922, in New Zion to Conard
and Donnie Moye. He was self-
employed as a farmer and
building contractor. He worked
for Joe L. Davis citrus division
for 18 years. He was a member
and music director for New
Zion Baptist Church, a Little
League coach, and member and
officer at Fort Green Masonic
Lodge.
Survivors are wife Janice
Moye of New Zion; four sons,
Randall, Ronald and wife Alice,
and Mark and wife Susan, all of
New Zion, and Bruce Roberts
and wife Sheila of Fort Green;
daughter Jana Krell and hus-
band Ray of Fort Green; 14
grandchildren; 18 great-grand-
children; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 at the funeral
home with a Masonic Service at
8 p.m. Funeral services are
Friday at 11 a.m. at New Zion
Baptist Church with interment
in New Zion Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be
sent to the church or Good
Shepherd Hospice.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



















MILLARD E.
JOHNSON
Millard E. Johnson, 83, of
Fort Meade, died on Friday,
March 21, 2008, at his home.
Born in Cleveland, Tenn.,
on Jan. 13, 1925, he was a
U.S. Navy veteran who
received the Purple Heart. He
was, an ,electrician and, a
Baptist. .
He was preceded in death
by an infant daughter; and
brothers Jim Johnson and
John Johnson.
Survivors include daugh-
ters Teresa Alderman and
husband Jody, and Betty Jean
Johnson Pfeiffer; sons
Ronald Earl Johnson and
Donald Millard Johnson and
wife Danielle; son-in-law
John Pfeiffer; half sister Pat
Webber and husband Jack;
sister-in-law Ruth Johnson;
five grandchildren; and com-
panion Ethel Fay Johnson.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Graveside services
are today (Thursday) at 1
p.m. at Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell.

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


MABEL CHERAZ BOONE
Mabel Cheraz Boone, 91, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
March 25, 2008 at Avon Park.
Born May 1, 1916 in War,
W.V., she came to Hardee
County in 1948. She was a reg-
istered nurse and member of
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
husband Julius Jospeh Cheraz
and son Ray D. Cheraz.
Survivors include her hus-
band Clifford Boone of Wau-
chula; son J.R. Owens of
Wauchula; daughter Jackeline
Owens of Wauchula; sister
Ethel Ramirez of Zolfo Springs;
four grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren; and two great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. in the
chapel of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula, followed by an 11
a.m. service there. Interment
will follow in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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HERMAN W.
THOMAS
Herman W. Thomas, 77, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, March 12, 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,
Daniel and Timmy of Se-
bring, 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 ser-
vices at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Brook Larrison officiating.
Interment was at New Hope
Cemetery.



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Poetry Contest
For All Ages
The Hardee County
Library is sponsoring an
poetry contest as April is
National Poetry Month. The
theme is The Beauty of
Nature. The four divisions:
elementary third to fifth
graders; junior high; senior
high; and adults, will each
have first-, second and third-
place winners.
Entries must be an origi-
nal, non-published work of
one page (front only) typed
or neatly handwritten.
School entries must have
child/youth's name, school,
teacher and phone number
on the back. Bring-your
entrv between March 24 and
April 11 to the library in
Courthouse Annex II at 315
N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South), Wauchula.


THURSDAY, MAR. 27
/Hardee Prostate Cancer
Education and Support
Group, monthly meeting for
prostate cancer survivors
and caregivers, American
Cancer Society Resource
Center, 313 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY. APRIL 3
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


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JAMES "CORKY"
CHOATE
James "Corky" Choate, 79, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, March
25, 2008, at Florida Hospital-
Wauchula.
Born Jan. 15, 1929, in B6wl-
ing Green, he was a lifelong
resident. He retired from em-
ployment for the city of
Wauchula after 28 ydars. He
was Bowling Green city man-
ager for three years, a Wauchula
councilman for 12 years and
worked at the Bryant Coker
Funeral Home for 60 years. He
was a member of Paynes Creek
Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife Alberta
Choate of Wauchula; son
Michael Choate and wife Linda
of Wauchula; daughter Donna
McKinney and husband Bobby
of Alabama; stepdaughter Lib-
by Duebner and husband Mel of
Avon Park; stepson Gary Hall
and wife Sue of Wauchula; 11
grandchildren; 11 great-grand-
children; and one great-great-
grandchild.
Visitation is today (Thursday)
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are tomorrow at
2 p.m. at the funeral home with
Pastor Ken Geren, Brother
Duck Smith and Pastor Mitch
Landress officiating. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be sent
to Relay For Life.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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;11 CONVENIENCE RICE
d- Looking for an easy-to-prepare crowd-pleaser that you can
ty feel good about serving to your family? Just grab a box of rice,
if right? Well, not always. Choose the wrong box and you could end
't up dishing out more than half the recommended daily limit of sodi-
e um in each portion.
he While advertisements make it seem like the perfect way to
et simplify dinner preparation, rice sold with its own "flavor packet"
e. is not such an easy sell nutritionally. They may be convenient, but
in these products offer little more than refined grains and lots of
ut excess sodium.
do Eating a one-cup portion of rice prepared according to pack-
age directions (including the prepackaged seasonings and added
al margarine) can provide up to 1,350 milligrams (mg) of sodium.
it Compare that to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines' recommended limit
st of 2,300 mg per day and you're well on your way to sodium over-
is load.
11 Sodium recommendations are designed to prevent or control
s- high blood pressure and reduce risk of stomach cancer. While the
g guidelines are set for the general public, people that are more sen-
sitive to the blood pressure-raising effects of sodium namely
:e black men and women, older adults and those already diagnosed
with hypertension are encouraged to limit sodium even further
)0 to 1,500 mg per day or less.
Fortunately, making rice that is both healthful and convenient
is a snap. By choosing brown rice and adding your own seasonings,
you not only eliminate the extra sodium, you add plenty of addi-
tional nutrients, too.
Brown rice is the, whole-grain form of rice, with more than
double the dietary fiber of its white, refined counterpart. It also pro-
vides more vitamin B-6, magnesium and selenium, as well as addi-
tional phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that seem to help
stave off cancer and heart disease. While traditional brown rice
requires about 45 minutes of cooking time, quick-fix brown rice is
now available that takes only 10 minutes to prepare.
Now, to address the sodium. The heart of the sodium problem
in many boxed rice mixes is clearly the flavor packet. Rice itself
has no sodium, so the value listed on the label is entirely due to
additional seasoning. Yet, in the same amount of time it takes to
open a salt-loaded flavor packet, you can just as easily open a jar
of dried herbs. Simply add one-fourth teaspoon of herbs for each
serving of rice ard enjoy a sodium-free flavor boost. Try thyme or
basil for a mild flavor or, for the more adventurous palette, add a
pinch of curry powder or ginger. Substituting vegetable stock or
low-sodium chicken broth for the cooking water also adds nice fla-
vor with no more than 75 mg of sodium per cup of stock.
You're also wise to consider using a tablespoon of olive oil in
place of the two-plus tablespoons of margarine usually re-com-
mended on package directions. Less added fat means fewer calo-
ries, and eliminating the margarine (or butter) also decreases the
sodium by about 100 mg. Alternatively, you can leave out the
added fat completely if you like.
To boost nutrition even further, slip a few servings of vegeta-
bles even fruit into your rice dish. Shredded carrots, chopped
canned tomatoes, raisins, dried apricots and pineapple all add color
and nutrients.
In addition to improving the nutritional quality, skipping con-
venience rice mixes and creating your own dish from scratch adds
money to your pocket, too. Although a box of flavored rice often
costs the same (or slightly less) than a box of unflavored rice, the
latter make three to four times as much rice as the seasoned mixes.

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designated as a Category A wit-
ness on the state's list of poten-
S tial witnesses, and therefore
should have been deposed by
Franklin.
Franklin said that though
there are rankings of possible
witnesses that will be called at
trial of Category A, B or C, the
practice of" the prosecutors in
S the 10th Judicial Circuit is to
label all potential witnesses as
Category A, making it impossi-
ble for the defense to tell who
bOI might have important informa-
tion and who does not.
0 "They were all A's," Franklin
said. "Not to speak badly of the
State Attorney's Office of the
* 10th Judicial Circuit, but if
* some had properly been C's and
P he (Otero) was an A, I would
have deposed him in a New
* York minute."
Avalon called chief medical
examiner Dr. Steven Nelson to
the stand. Nelson testified that .
the "fight or flight" reflex kicks
nd in at such an event, giving a
en person a rush of adrenaline.
Meus could have had that jolt
when Otero saw him.
Countered Trevena, however,
that "hypothetically, Mr. Otero
Retriever could have seen him awake and
I handling alert" because Meus was,
indeed, awake and alert all
ive prod- along. Nelson answered, "Yes."
D by Sure Lt. Dennis Pigg of Hardee
orm feed County Fire-Rescue was called
the pack- by the state. He said he was the
itions, in- incident commander that night,
life maga- and he had no memory of Otero
formation being there.
successful A reconstruction expert, Cpl.
ge inserts William Barge Jr. of the Florida
nty Lakes Highway Patrol, testified that
book, and he reviewed the original inves-
is-Online, tigation into the crash after its
e-Angler, findings were questioned.
)ler Lures, He said Meus' truck was
ing, Mage going 45 mph when it left the
es. pavement, taking down some
reflectors along the roadside.
are used He said the speed was 35 at the
life con- point of impact. "He lost about
Lnd are a 10 mph, best case scenario, in
ending for 300 feet?" Avalon asked.
ms, from "That is correct," Barge said,
fish stock- going on to note, "At 45 mph,
senhance- he's not stopping at the stop
t freshwa- sign, he's going into that road."
ts just $17 Barge was referring to the stop
is already sign Meus' truck was approach-
creational ing at the intersection of SR 64
igler takes and CR 636. Meus has said that
o that is a car missed that turn and;came
ar per trip into his lane, a.jd that he was
ir ti--kNa


avoiding a head-on collision
with that vehicle when his trac-
tor-trailer swerved violently
and ultimately overturned on
the Moore minivan.
"Prior to where he leaves the
road, is there any indication of
braking?" Avalon queried
Barge.
"No, ma'am."
Trevena's own crash recon-
struction expert, however, came
to a different conclusion.
Wiley Howell said the evi-
dence showed Meus "traveled
23 feet parallel to the road." He
added, "He was actively steer-
ing. If he was asleep, he never
would have been able to stay
parallel."
Trevena asked, "So, if your
expert opinion, he was not
asleep at the wheel?"
"No, sir," Howell responded.
"You see, he purposely drove
off the road, stayed parallel
with the road; he stayed within
12 feet for a considerable dis-
tance."
Asserted Trevena in closing
arguments before the judge,
"The state's case, its entire case,
was that Mr. Meus fell asleep at
the wheel. Now that we have a
witness that counters that, Mr.
Meus should have a new trial."
Avalon disagreed, "Mr.
Trevena has to show Mr.
Otero's testimony would have
caused an acquittal ... and he
hasn't done it in this case."
Avalon said Otero's testimo-
ny "would not have happened in
a vacuum," and that it would
have been countered by expert
testimony to the contrary. She
said Otero, a trucker, would
have been questioned as to
credibility and to motive, allud-
ing to Otero's possible desire to
help another trucker.
She said the medical examin-
er would have explained Meus'
alertness following the crash.
Trevena ended by again
focusing the court's attention on
the matters questioned by the
2nd DCA. "Did Mr. Franklin
contact Mr. Otero and did Mr.
Otero see Mr. Meus awake?"
Concluded Trevena, "We ask
this court, please, to right a
wrong and let this case proceed
to trial."
McKibben did not say, as he
left the courtroom, when his
decision might be rendered.


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What's The Cost to Build A Shed? MINISTRY FRE
,"g2-jLf .:-! ..


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Imagine a fee that actually
helps people!
In an effort to comply with
state regulations yet help resi-
dents, the Hardee County
Commission approved a plan to
make standardized engineering
plans available for area home-
owners.
The cost--$75-is consider-
ably less than the $500 to
$1,000 it could cost a home-
owner to get an engineer to
draw up plans for an accessory
building, a tool shed or porch,
for instance.
Building official Gene Pad-
gett and Nick Staszko, director
of planning and development,
told the commission about the
needed service.
"We have been inundated
with complaints about the
bureaucracy of having to have
an engineering plan for an
accessory building. But, it's the
state law that requires it to
ensure that every building
meets the 110 mile per hour
wind load," said Staszko.
The law came in as a result of
the 2004 hurricanes and is
designed to prevent them from
breaking up and becoming fly-
ing debris. The requirement
includes even how many
screws and nails are required.
Padgett said the law applies
to buildings from under 100
square feet to those 400 square
feet or more, up to 24x24, as
well as houses and businesses.
Because of the law, more peo-
ple are opting for the pre-made
aluminum sheds, which include
a set of engineered plans. Many
would prefer to construct their
own, except for the engineering


cost.
Padgett and Staszko suggest-
ed a plan to purchase more than
100 different standardized plans
of different sizes. The approxi-
mate cost of $10,000 would be
met from salaries from vacant
positions. Anyone wanting to
add a porch or accessory build-
ing could buy a copy for $75.
Two other fees were also
added to the fee schedule last
amended in 2005. One is $150
for an appeal of a Planning and
Zoning Board decision. The
cost will cover the advertising
and notifications to property
owners required for the appeal
public hearing.
The other is for the labor
required in a planned unit
development review and report,
which includes time spent by
the county attorney and county
manager as well building/zon-
ing staff.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
suggested breaking down the
steps in the fees under this cate-
gory. Jumping from the initial 0
to 40 acre cost of $1,500 to the
second step, 41 to 150 acres at
$2,000 is too much of a step.
For a one-acre difference (41
acres), the increase should not
be $500, There should be a
graduated rate based on square
feet, so much per acre up to 10
acres, he said. Staszko said they
would make that amendment.
The most controversial dis-
cussion was on renewing the
interlocal agreement with Polk
County to provide inspections,
plan review and building offi-
cial services on an as needed
basis.
Padgett said he has been
doing the commercial inspec-
tions while Polk County has


done the residential, hut hope-
fully the hire of a new building
inspector will relieve this, need.
Benny Hash, president of the
builders association, said some-
one from large Polk County
does not understand the unique
community in Hardee County.
He said the county is top-heavy
in chiefs and not indians and
needs to raise the inspector's
salary to get someone qualified.
His third comment was on the
complaints or dissatisfaction
with "some of the things we are
required to do."
Staszko replied that most of
those were required by the state,
such as the engineering plans.
They have asked Polk County
to send the same inspector to
have someone familiar with the
county and have provided him
with a county vehicle so it
would be more familiar to resi-
dents and contractors.
Although commissioners ap-
proved renewing the interlocal
agreement, they also stressed
that they wanted to hire an
inspector as soon as possible
and wanted continued emphasis
on being accommodating and
friendly to residents, not trying
to see what was wrong as much
as what was right.
"We get more complaints on
the building department than
any other," said Commissioner
Nick Timmerman. "I want a
new inspector as soon as possi-
ble," said Bryant.
Staszko said he had had six or
eight interviews and had anoth-
er scheduled that afternoon.
"Some didn't meet license
requirements, but this one looks
good," he said. He hoped to
have someone within 60 days,
he added.


Prescribed Burns In Spring


Improve I

Wildlife managers know the
use of prescribed fire as a land
management tool is an excellent
way to improve wildlife habitat.
However, each spring wild-
life biologists hear the fears of
concerned hunters who don't
understand that prescribed
burs in March and April -
months generally known as
wild turkey nesting months -
are far more beneficial than
harmful to wild turkey popula-
tions.
"A common misconception is
that prescribed burns during
March and April are detrimental
to wild turkey populations
because they burn lots of wild
turkey nests," said Dr. James
Earl Kennamer, the National
Wild Turkey Federation's senior
vice president for conservation
programs.
However, the NWTF's
wildlife biologists have re-
search showing the years of
improved nesting and brood
habitat created by a growing
season prescribed fire is far
more important to the turkey
population than the loss of a
few nests.
"Prescribed fire is a tool that
historically was used only in
winter months," said Ken-
namer. "However, research has
shown that growing season
burning during late March and
April when shrubs and
saplings start to bud can be
much more effective at reduc-
ing brush and saplings and
stimulating grass and forb
growth than winter burning."
Prescribed fire is a land man-
agement tool that mimics a nat-
ural process. Introducing fire
kills unwanted brush so natural
grasses and plants that benefit
wildlife are able to grow.
Without prescribed fire, un-
wanted plants and trees will
shade out beneficial plants on
the forest floor and hazardous
fuels will build up causing
forests to become susceptible to
"devastating wildfires.
"While some nests are lost in
spring burns, evidence shows
that most hens will re-nest if
they lose their first nest," said
Kennamer. "Especially if the
loss of the nest occurs early in
the incubation cycle."
Research conducted separate-
ly on the Kisatchie National
Forest in Louisiana and the
Homochitto National Forest in
Mississippi shows that hens
prefer to nest in more open
areas than the thick brushy
areas forest managers are
improving with fire. In fact, of
64 nests observed in Missis-
sippi during the spring burning
season, only four were located
in areas scheduled to be burned
and only two were actually
destroyed by the fire,


Wild Turkey Habitat


"Although the prescribed
burns may destroy a few turkey
nests, the lush new plant growth
after the burn attracts a multi-
tude of insects and provides
food and shelter for growing
turkey poults,"'NWTF Regional
Biologist Joe Koloski said.
According to Koloski, the
benefits can last up to five years
and will help improve local
turkey populations. However, if
prescribed burns were not used
the result would be a loss in
value of the habitat as it
matures further and a gradual
decrease of young poult sur-
vival, which in turn would
cause a decline in the turkey
population.
"The improvement to forest
health more than makes up for
any minor negative impacts on
nesting," said Jeff Bien, U.S.
Forest Service fire management
officer for Homochitto National
Forest.
Forest managers on Homo-
chitto normally conduct a third
of each year's prescribed burns
during the spring growing sea-
son while maintaining healthy
turkey populations. In fact, burn
areas are extremely popular
with turkeys, and even with
some turkey hunters.
"We see a lot of birds in
recently burned areas," Bien
said. "We've even had people
who have harvested birds in
areas that were still smoking."
Biologists also point toward
evidence that spring is the his-
torical time for cleansing fires
in nature. Before humans inter-
fered, spring lightning storms
ignited fires that eliminated
brush and opened forests up to
new growth. This prevented
devastating fires that can
destroy forests and enhanced
habitat for wildlife. Today's pre-
scribed fire regimen simulates
nature's original forest health
plan.
"Turkeys, like many animals
in the Southeast, have adapted
to the natural cycles of fire that
periodically renewed the for-
est," Kennamer said. "This has
been happening for centuries.
We are restoring an important
component to an ecosystem that
evolved around fire. It is com-
mon to see turkeys feeding on
exposed acorns and insects
within hours after a prescribed
burn, even with brush and grass
still smoldering around them."

ANATOMY OF A FIRE
Prescribed fires are safe,
cool-burning and manageable
fires that burn pine needles,
branches, and dead vegetation
on the ground, which can build
to dangerous levels and lead to
catastrophic wildfires. These
low intensity fires also kill
brush and small saplings with-


out harming the larger trees.
Each year, state and federal
land management agencies
team up with nonprofit conser-
vation groups, such as the
NWTF, to fund prescribed
burns.
"Prescribed burning is a great
way to keep large wildfires
from happening," said Ted
Schenck, the U.S. Forest Ser-
vice's national liaison to the
NWTF. "Managing our forests
with cool-burning prescribed
fires makes better wildlife habi-
tat and keeps our neighbors
safe. This is a great example of
what can happen when conser-
vation groups unite forces with
state and federal agencies."
While prescribed fire is a for-
est management tool normally
associated with winter, grow-
ing-season burns are becoming
popular with forest and land
managers in the Southeast.
In Mississippi, national forest
managers traditionally conduct-
ed about 30 percent of their pre-
scribed burns as the leaves
began to bud in March and
April. Managers burn around
215,000 acres on Mississippi's
forests throughout the year.
"Burning as undesirable
brush and small saplings are
sprouting and coming alive is
good because it kills the entire
plant including the roots rather
than just burning the tops
away," said Joe Koloski, NWTF
regional biologist for Missis-
sippi. "Burning in the spring
also gives forest managers addi-
tional days to work, which
increases the total acreage
burned."
Land managers interested in
using prescribed fire to improve
wildlife habitat on their proper-
ty or hunting lease should con-
tact their county forestry exten-
sion office or state forestry
agency.

A PLAN TO HELP
Since 2002, NWTF state and
local chapters have spent nearly
$335,000 in 25 states and
Ontario to help fund prescribed
fire projects. Through the
NWTF's Hunting Heritage
Super Fund, volunteers donate
money to further the work that
government agencies do on the
ground.
"Our volunteers really
believe in keeping the forests
healthy," said Kennamer. "They
know that in order for their kids
and grandchildren to enjoy
what we have now, they have to
help manage our forests."
As the NWTF continues to
work with state and federal
agencies, forests will become
healthier, turkey populations
will continue to increase and
the trend of devastating wild-
fires will decline.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
This home at 426 Magnolia Blvd. in Wauchula sustained extensive fire damage late
Monday afternoon, March 24, reported Rev. Juanita Wright, who operates New
Creation and Family Resource Center. There were four adults living in the ministry
house, and they were relocated. Rev. Wright said she is in need of beds and bedding
items, furniture or other donations. She can be reached at 863-781-0982 or at RO. Box
2116, Wauchula, FL 33873.



Variances Granted 2 Businesses


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of local businessmen
were given variances after a
public hearing at last week's
County Commission zoning
meeting.
In the first, Earl D. Smith did-
n't get exactly what he asked
for. The antique car enthusiast
wanted property line setbacks
reduced from 20 feet to five feet
in the rear, and from 10 feet to
five feet on the sides.
Smith plans to build a 2,400-
square-foot building (a 40'x60'
storage shed for his antique car
collection). "The building will
be professionally constructed
along with landscaping and will
look better than some of the
homes in the subdivision," he
said in his application.
The 8,250-square-foot lot,
which Smith has owned for
years, is on the north side of
Link Street, west of Old Dixie
Highway in the Vista Del Sol
Subdivision'.
Commissioners followed the
recommendation of the county
Planning and Zoning Board in
approving setback changes
from 25 to 20 feet in the rear
and 10 to 7-and-a-half feet on
the sides.
A second variance request
was from the Torrey Oaks RV
and Golf Resort LLC, formerly
known as Wagon Wheel RV
Park. Corporation vice-presi-
dent Doug Battey said when the
property changed hands, it was
decided to change from RV lot


rental to a platted RV communi-
ty of individual ownership.
A homeowners association
governs placement of the
owner's rolling stock. Several
homeowners have asked to put
from 8x6 to 8x10 sheds at the
back of their properties. Since
the properties curve, none
would be next to each other. To
do so, the side and rear setbacks
need to be reduced from 15 to
five feet.
Commissioners Dale Johnson
and Bobby Smith agreed that
Battey and the home owners
association has made the park
"a beautiful place. You ought to
drop by and see it." The com-
mission approved the variance
request.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-Approved a $102,495
change order for the Wauchula
Hills wastewater (and water)
extension project. In Phase I,
sewer and water lines were con-
nected for 81 of the 300 homes
in Wauchula Hills. This final
change order is for the base
rock for Stansfield, Hancock,
Yetter and Poucher roads, with
concrete collars, Bahia sod, sea-
soned mulch, along the 50-foot
right of ways and a large area
around the lift station at the
bayhead. It also includes strip-
ing along the U.S. 17 and
Keeton Road accesses to the
K-8 school.
Work on expansion of the
Wauchula Hills wastewater


plant will be done in June and
July.
-Approved Resolution 08-
16 allowing Habitat for Hu-
manity of Hardee County Inc.
to be eligible to sponsor an
incentive of up to 50 percent
community contribution tax
credits for businesses that make
donations to Habitat. Approvals
are made by the state Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development.
With volunteer labor and sup-
plies from the community and
also from the family which is
planning to live in the home,
Habitat constructs at least one
new home a year for low- and
very low-income citizens.
When a business make a contri-
bution to Habitat, it can receive
tax credit on corporate income,
franchise and insurance premi-
um taxes. There is a limit of
$200,000 on annual tax credits
for any one business firm.
-Approved an application
for a Florida Animal Friend
grant of $15,030 for a feral cat
Trap and Release program in
which cats are captured, steril-
ized and released. Such funding
comes from a portion of spe-
cialty license plates.
-Renewed an interlocal
agreement with DeSoto,
Glades, Highlands and
Okeechobee counties to partici-
pate in the Heartland Library
Cooperative for another year.
Hardee has been in the coopera-
tive since 1996.


Bowling Green Commission Wants


County To Repave Main Street


By MICHAEL KELLY
For The Herald-Advocate
A zoning issue brought out a
large crowd to the Bowling
Green City Commission meet-
ing on March 10.
Over 20 residents of Avion
Palms were there to ask the
commission how to enforce the
residential zoning laws on an
adjacent property being used as
a residence and a base for com-
mercial operations.
The property in question is
adjacent to the park and owned
by Daniel Espinoza. In addition
to living on the one-acre parcel,
Espinoza has been parking sev-
eral large agricultural trucks on
the property.
Residents of Avion Palms
claim Espinoza has been work-
ing on the trucks regularly and
disturbing their quality of life.
The use of air compressors,
painting and other work to the
vehicles has caused substantial
amounts of noise in the park,
they said.
Mayor Perry Knight told
Espinoza the trucks had to be
moved and offered an alterna-
tive location where the trucks
could be parked to please both
parties involved.
The repaving of Main Street
through the city limits is turning
out to be no easy task.
CR 664 becomes Main Street
at the Bowling Green city lim-
its. The county has already


repaved the road up to the city
limits on both the east and west
sides.
Commissioners told the resi-
dents they have been requesting
the county to resurface the road
for quite some time but the
requests have been ignored.
The estimated cost of the re-
surfacing is approximately
$700,000. Knight encouraged
residents to attend the next
scheduled County Commission
meeting and ask the commis-
sioners why it has not been
repaved.
City residents pay both city
and county taxes, noted City
Commissioner David Dura-
stanti.
Joe Smith asked the commis-
sion for permission to put two
additional homes on a 15-acre
tract located on Banana Street.
The property currently has
one house and is supplied water
by the city.
Smith wants to make the
property into three separate
five-acre parcels. Smith assured
the commission he does not
want to develop the property
any further than the two addi-
tional homes.
He was referred to the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council to determine the exist-
ing restrictions already in place
on the property.
The city accepted two bids
for a contamination assessment


report for clean-up from an old
petroleum tank that was
removed from 596 Lake
Branch Road.
The commission passed a
motion to accept the low bid of
$5,888 to Universal Solutions
over the higher bid of $7,885 by
Environmental Consulting.
The state Department of
Environmental Protection will
pay for 75 percent of the cost of
clean-up, Knight said.
A public workshop will be
held Tuesday, April 8, from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bowling
Green City Hall by Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council staff, seeking local
input about important issues
such as housing, streets, utili-
ties, recreation, neighborhoods
and future development.
Lester Fulse said Orange
Street was supposed to be
closed and he has been taking
care of the area next to his prop-
erty for 32 years. Fulse wanted
payment by the city for his
upkeep, but city attorney
Gerald Buhr said the city would
not pay him.
Mayor Knight said regarding
the Avion Palms/Espinoza con-
flict that people try to work
together in harmony in Bowing
Green. The city tries to work
out a satisfactory solution so
everybody can get along, he
said.


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WES 4th Grader Places In


Statewide Writing Contest


By GAYLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Sarah McClenithan, 9,
received quite a surprise recent-.
ly when she was named the
third-place winner in a
statewide writing contest.
The happy fourth grader, a
student in Nicole Lindsey and
Holly Clark's class at Wauchula
Elementary School, won a cash
prize, a big teddy bear and a
visit with a noted children's
author.
In September, all Wauchula
Elementary fourth graders had
competed in .a writing race
across Florida developed by
Melissa Forney, author and
writing-workshop leader. Every
child had to complete a series of
18 steps, each of which
involved an aspect of the writ-
ing process. The steps, or clues,
also served to teach the students
about the state of Florida, from
government to industry to agri-
culture.
"The clues were the best part
of the contest," Sarah, an honor-
roll student, said. "I especially
liked the hot-rod car, the Elvis
man and the diver. They all
made writing fun. I want to be a
writer when I grow up."
Forney was on hand to pre-
sent the awards to Sarah, and


she complimented the over 100
students who also finished the
race.
The author of nine books,
including instructional as well
as children's books, encouraged
the children to continue their
hard work and assured them
that they are all winners. Forney
also told the teachers that, for
the first time, her training work-
shops will be held during the
summer months.


Jose Diaz, from Janeen Gib-
son's fourth-grade, was hon-
ored as well. His short story
was chosen by Forney to be
included in a future curriculum
guide for teachers.
The teachers and students
ended the program with a
pledge to school Principal
Michele Polk. They promised to
always give 100 percent effort
in all they do so they will be the
best every day.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Jose Diaz earned praise from author Melissa Forney for
a short story he wrote.


Where To Put


Farmworker Housing?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
None of the crowd opposing
the location of farm-worker
housing showed up.
A week after a nearly four-
hour public hearing on a site
plan appeal for farm-worker
housing in the Sweetwater-
Crewsville area, none of those
wearing "No Labor Camp"
shirts attended a county meet-
ing hoping to resolve issues.
The two dozen people who
attended the Hardee County
Commission planning session
on March 14 were mostly repre-
sentatives of the citrus industry.
Additional workshops will be
held, hopefully with opposition
representatives to raise issues
that concern them.
Those speaking included Jay
Clark, president of Florida
Citrus Mutual; Mike Carlton of
Florida Fruit and Growers
Association; local citrusman
Joe L. Davis Sr.; realtor Nancy.
Craft, a Sweetwater resident;
Marsha Rau, nursing director
and Dr. Stephen Gordon, med-
ical director of the Health
Department; Sheriff's Office
Col. Arnold Lanier; and former
commissioner John Roy
Gough.
Commissioners and the audi-
ence wrestled for over two
hours with the questions of:
where to allow farmworker
housing: what kind of housing;
whether it should require a
Special Exception instead of a
Site Plan approval; interpreting
density, compatibility and sub-
stantially employed; legal and
illegal workers; and the ever-
present NIMBY (Not In My
Back Yard) issue.
Clark and Davis gave a pre-
sentation on the citrus industry,
"the economic engine of
Hardee County, with 52,850
acres in citrus, 13 percent of the
406,400 acres in the county,
representing 720 different own-
ers."
They gave statistics. Over 12
million 90-pound boxes filled
23,588 trailers in the 2006-07
season. About 120 semi-trailer
loads of citrus left the county
each day during that season. In


the 2005-06 season, it was even
more, 14.9 boxes in 29,216
trailers.'
Citrus provides year-round
jobs caretaking, buying fertiliz-
er and insecticides, irrigation,
diesel, drainage, machinery
repairs, and financing, which
contribute to the economy and
tax base, they said.
A mechanical harvester is
inept, especially on Valencia
oranges, which vary from small
to large during the season.
Therefore, legal registered
workers are needed. The ques-
tion is where to put them, con-
cluded Clark and Davis.
Gough wondered if there was
a way to avoid legal citrus
workers from living in farm-
worker housing in Hardee
County and working in
Highlands, DeSoto or Manatee
counties. The answer, substan-
tially employed, requires a bet-
ter definition, perhaps a figure,
as much as 75 percent of their
work done in Hardee County.
In discussing density, Craft
reminded commissioners that
several years ago a proposal to
place mobile homes on one-
acre tracts in the Fort Green
area was denied "because it was
Hispanic labor," Now that there
is a crackdown on illegal immi-
grants, and those that hire them,
farm labor is needed.
"Let's be consistent on how
you interpret density," she
pleaded. "If you don't allow a
convenience store in agricultur-
ally zoned areas, why allow a
huge housing complex?"Craft
said moving the location of
farmworker housing to a more
urban area would create more
problems than it would solve.
That prompted Commission-
er Bobby Ray Smith to question
Lanier about police response
time to rural areas vs. problems
of being too close to neighbor-
hoods.
Lanier commented, "Trouble
follows trouble. Locating farm-
.worker housing near residential
areas could increase access to a
criminal element and wander-
ing the streets in off-hours,
when they were not working."
Farmworkers are frequently


potential victims. People come
from Hillsborough and Polk
counties to victimize farmwork-
ers in the Wauchula Hills area,
he noted.
Smith agreed that more con-
irol, such as the guestworker
program, is needed. Lanier
noted the DeSoto County
Sheriff's Office had reported
less calls for service when the
federal H2-A farmworker pro-
gram went into effect there on
property that was formerly rou-
tine farm labor.
Rau said the Health
Department has the responsibil-
ity to follow up on complaints
on migrant housing, whether it
is the neighborhood house in a
residential area or a farmworker
camp. Health and safety stan-
dards are checked.
Gordon noted farmworker
care most often extends to the
wives and families of migrant
workers. Most single men do
not come there for medical care.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
clarified that whether migrant
workers and their families are
legal or illegal, "you have to
treat them if they come to your
door." The cost probably comes
back on the county.
He also reminded folks of the
opposition to the state prison
west of Fort Green, which now
provides about 400 jobs. "You
had to take the bad with the
good. Similarly, farmworker
housing has to be regulated, not
scattered mobile housing, dri-
veway upon driveway, but con-
trolled residences."
Clark concluded by remind-
ing the commissioners that if
illegal labor was cut off, the cit-
rus industry would be in need of
legal farmworkers. "We can't
wait for that to happen. It's
coming. Do we need it today?
No. But we will tomorrow.
Everybody doesn't want it in
their back yard. It's hard to lis-
ten to 200 people against it, but
you have to have a place for it.
That's why you have that tough
seat; use your leadership.
Whether in citrus, cattle or
strawberries, we need a place
for farm workers to live. Where
is it?"


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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Well, here we are again, the first day of spring here in Florida.
It's a rather sad time in a way in that many of us so-called snow-
birds begin to prepare our exit from this beautiful state to head up
North again.
This annual exit was a subject of conversation for many us
gathered at the Cathryn McDonald Senior Center here in Wauchula
last Thursday.
In fact, some of us may not journey this way ever again. It's so
hard to accept the fact that our dear friend, Art Wyent, will not be
returning. He is such a fine entertainer, great dancer and a true
friend. We all wish him well and good future at his home in
'Pennsylvania.
Our 3 Note + 1 Band was raring to go at 7 p.m. showtime here
at the center, and why not? This was a special three-day delay of
our annual St. Patrick's Day party. On the 17th of March the band
had performed at The Oasis RV Park at Zolfo Springs for its St.
Patrick's party, so the band was still red hot on its numbers that led
to some fine dancing and beautiful musical arrangements. With Bill
Hartigan on lead guitar and audience participation, we sang some
old Irish traditional songs. That enlightened us all, especially for
those of us with Irish heritage and descent. Such numbers as
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "Danny Boy, and "That's Peggy
O'Neal," to name a few, reminded us of the great contribution that
Ireland's descendants have given this nation, both now and in the
past generations.
This is especially true in all the wars and conflicts. Alvin York
WWI most highly decorated soldier, and Audie Murphy, WWII
most highly decorated, were of Irish descent. They must never be
forgotten!
After break time and snack bar, our hostess awarded the win-
ning door prize to Wanda Mae from the Oasis park at Zolfo
Springs. I guessed the band's mystery song correctly. It was the
number "With My Eyes Wide Open."
Art and Fran gave us another fine well-coordinated version of
the "The White Sportcoat" dance number. They are an excellent
dance team. Art also led GeorgeAnne and Emma on the line num-
ber "Alley Cat."
As we closed out the evening with "Easter Parade" and more,
hostess Darlene Henry announced that today (Thursday) would be
our last gathering here at the center until this fall. Please try to
attend. This gathering will be special, you can rest assured.
Come be with us, it's lots of fun and all free!

THANK YOU!
Dear Friends:
Thank you, for comforting us in our time of need. Tou
may have cooked a meal, sent flowers, made a donation
or expressed words of sympathy. Tour kindness and
generosity are greatly appreciated. 2Q0ease continue to
keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
The Hdrt family
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
JUDGMENT DAY TOO LATE
Lord, I commit my way to you today. To me, that means I
choose to follow You instead of doing things my way.
I'm not sure I know all that this involves, but I'm sure You do,
so I'm simply putting the matter in Your hands. You know how
slow and dull I am. Please make Your will plain enough for me to
understand.
I'm making this decision even though I've done it before -
lots of time and with uncertain results.
I'm doing it feeling weak, very unspiritual and a little silly.
Lord, please take me at my words, not my feelings.
I'm doing it even though the devil charges me with hypocrisy
and points with scorn at my record of failure. He's right, too! But
where can I turn but to You? What are my alternatives?
I'm making this commitment fearful of what You may ask me
to do, fearful I will refuse, play games or give up. I've done things
like that before, Lord. Help me to be honest.
I'm doing it because I'm sick to death of doing everything my
way! I want to live Your way because, in my heart, I know it's
right.
I'm doing it without any hope of achieving anything in my
own strength, but with a prayer that, in Your great mercy, You will
do for me what I cannot do for myself.
I'm doing it because, inspite of my record, I really do want to
become a faithful follower. I'm encouraged when I read in the
Bible about schemers like Jacob, boasters like Peter, rebels like
Saul of Tarsus, scared people like Gideon and Barak. You made
something fine out of them. Please make something fine out of me,
too.
I'm doing it because of all Jesus has done for me, saving me,
picking me up when I've fallen and preserving me from a thousand
evils. I'm learning'the hard way that Your way is better, safer, wiser
than my way.
I'm committing my way to You today, Lord, because I know it
will be too late if I wait. I don't want to try to answer a lot of hard
questions on Judgment Day. I just want to hear you say, "Well
done, good and faithful servant."









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SURF'S UP CHEERLEADERS!

It's time for the annual

CAT CHEER CLINIC


MANDATORY Pre-Registration
When: April 15th and 17th, 2008
Where: Outside HHS Gym
Cost: $35 3 yrs Kindergarten
$40 1st Grade 6t Grade
Time: 5:30 7:00


Cat Cheer Clinic
When: April 28 May 1, 2008
Where: HHS Gym
Time: 3 yrs Kindergarten 3:45-4:45
1"Grade 6tGrade 3:45-5:15


Pre-Registration is mandatory. We will not accept any registrations after April 17th.
Child's Name
Parent's Name
Child's Age
Cheerleader To Be Credited
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Insurance Company
Policy Number
Emergency Contact__
Any Allergies


5th Sunday Sing
with


SRiddell Family band


Sunday March 30


6 p.m.


New Elim Independent Baptist Church
Badger Loop Road, Ona

EVERYONE WELCOME!
Refreshments following sing.
For more information call David Spencer at 781-67997~
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The 8th Annual

Ball Drop

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Tickets: $10.00 each


1st prize: $500.00


2nd prize: $300.00


3rd prize: $200.00


You do not have to be present to win.
We will be happy to deliver your cash prize!
This fund-raiser is to help with camp costs for the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders at
Hardee Senior High. If you wish to purchase a ticket, ask your favorite
cheerleader! Contact Susannah Belflower or Kaylee Webb at 773-3181 if you have
any questions.
Please help us make this year a success. Buy your ball drop ticket today!
We would also like to give a special thanks to Torrey Oaks Golf Course for the
use of their facilities, Preco for the use of their truck, and all of our ticket-pur-
chasers from last year for making our fund-raiser such a success!
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Spencer
Graduates At

Top Of Class
Jeremy Spencer, the son of
Joy and David Spencer of Zolfo
Springs, has graduated from
basic law enforcement training
at Southwestern Community
College in Franklin, N.C.
Spencer came out at the top
of his class on the physical abil-
ity test and in academics.
He is employed by the Gra-
ham County Sheriffs Office in
Robbinsville, N.C., as a deputy
sheriff.
Spencer is a 2001 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School. He
is married to Kayla Roper
Spencer, the daughter of Scott







New Elim Independent
Baptist Church will hold its
fifth Sunday sing this Sunday at
6 p.m. with the Riddell Family
Band.
The congregation invites
everyone to join them at the
church on Badger Loop Road,
Ona. There will be refreshments
following the sing.
First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade will


Spencer
and Lavetta Roper, who are for-
merly of Wauchula and current-
ly reside in Robbinsville.
Spencer and his wife make
their home in Robbinsville.


host Southern Gospel Music's
Kirk Talley on Saturday even-
ing at 7 p.m. Talley is perhaps
most well known for his first
number one song, "Step Into
The Water." He writes and sings
all across the U.S. and Canada.
Church music minister Chuck
Hancock and the congregation
invite you to join them at the
church at 135 E. Broadway in
Fort Meade. For more informa-
tion, call the church office at
863-285-9059.

Church News deadline is
Thursday at 5 p.m., the same as
all other news on the Hardee
Living pages.


Princess
Party Fetes
3-Year-Old
Alissa Marie Ambriz, the
daughter of Stephanie Rosillo
and stepfather Kevin Rosillo of
Bartow, turned 3 years old on
Feb. 17.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party at Mary Holland Park
in Bartow. Theme for the occa-
sion was Disney Princess.
Guests were served chicken,
ribs,, hot dogs, rice, potato
salad, chips and a Princess
cake.
Joining in the celebration
were grandfather Wayne Lyles
and great-grandfather Luther
Lyles of Wauchula, uncles
Adam Lyles and Jose Rosillo
and aunt Susie Rosillo, Loretta
Brooks, Myra and Pete
Rodriguez, Bobby and Diane
Brown, Herman Brown,
Barbara Miller, Stormi Darty
and many young friends.


LYDIA'S HOUSE


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Rotary Club held its noon luncheon meeting last Wednesday at
Lydia's House on North Florida Avenue in Wauchula and took a tour of the Christian-
based women's rehabilitation center. The facility, formerly Roger's Food Market,
opened Dec. 10 after a 15-month renovation of the building owned by Gary Delatorre.
Lydia's House is sponsoring an orphanage in the Dominican Republic from tithes on
its donations. Lydia's House founder Sherry White said she has a vision to acquire a
small ranch so women can live with their children during the transition process. Lydia's
House had three clients on March 19. The ladies must be at least 18 and "Have reached
bottom and be broken, ready to be committed to change their lives." Lydia's House
does not charge the women and receives no government funding, instead relying on
donations as a "walk of faith." The Rotary Club furnished the reception area. Everything
in the building and the labor were donated. Shown at the tour (from left) are club pres-
ident Arnold Lanier, Ann Martin, Sue Birge, Sherry White, Candace Preston and direc-
tor Rachel Chapa. Birge and Preston are board members of Lydia's House.


Wrestling Resumes

Saturday Night


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A steel-cage challenge match
will highlight wresting Satur-
day night at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center.
It's a grudge match between
local star George Rodriguez
and The White Scorpion AKA
Eddie White, a former Wau-
chulan now wrestling out of
Plant City. Voted best in the
TNA for six years, the heavy-
weight duo have been challeng-
ing one another to the point of
irritability between them.
Tickets are $8 at the door or
$6 in advance by calling
'Rodriguez at 914-524-3009 or
Whie at 813-359-7122. '
White claims he lost the
December match here because
Rodriguez reinjured White's
back, hurt in defending his 10-
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title earlier last year. Now
White intends for payback.
He's recovered from his back
injury and beefed up a few
pounds.
Still under 200 pounds, White
will have a task if he is to over-
come the 276-pound Rod-
riguez.
Sanctioned by the Florida
Wrestling Federation, Satur-
day's bouts will include this as
the FWF match of the year.
Others among the half dozen
preliminaries will include the
Black Assassin vs. Khagas, a
tag-team title tournament and a
super heavyweight bout of
wrestlers 300-pounds plus.
Bouts start at 7:30, with the
main event coming about 10
p.m. There will be a concession
stand available during the
evening.


There is no greater loan than
a sympathetic ear.
-Frank Tyger
Kindness is the language
which the deaf can hear and
the blind can see.
-Mark Twain
Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportunity
for a kindness.
-Seneca


ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Jack-
son, a seven pound 13 ounce
son, Jacob Mitchell, born Feb.
6, 2008, Florida Hospital, Se-
bring. Mrs. Jackson is the foi-
mer Miquette McCoy. Maternal
grandparents are Michael and
Shirley McCoy of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Allen and ,Barbara Verrier of
Lakeland. paternal grandpar-
ents are Elwood and Pam Mer-
chant of Wauchula. Paternal
great-grandparents are Sherman
and Nancy Criswell of Wau-
chula.
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.


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Heavenly Father's justice will be served one day.
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BOBSLEDING CHAMP


Hardee Track Skunks Streaks


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee track teams out-
ran and outscored visiting Se-
bring last week.
Hardee handily beat the Blue
Streaks in almost all categories
in the relays meet, with the
exception of the short distance
dashes.
Hardee boys won 50-25,
while the Lady Wildcats swept
their half of the home meet 70-
10,.
.With just two teams and the
home team Hardee able to enter
more competitors, Hardee had
the advantage, but the 'Cats and
Lady 'Cats were also able to
claim first place in most events
anyway.
For instance, in the girls dis-
cus, .Gloria Solis threw 95'2",
much farther than a Sebring girl
at 64'7". Mary Braddock's 63
feet,. one-third inch was next
followed by a pair of Sebring
girls, Guadalupe Flores and
Heather Kouns of Hardee, a
Sebring competitor and Lady
'Cat Amanda Bissette. Hardee
had the best total distance.
Similarly, Hardee's Jorge
Lopez tossed the discus 109
feet, with teammates Postene
Leujeune and Nick Battles also
in front of a pair of Sebring
hurlers. Gilberto Jaimes and
Andrew Hunt sandwiched the
final Sebring rival. Again,
Hardee had the most total dis-
tance.
Hardee girls won the shotput,


with Gloria Solis nearly six feet
better than Michele Baker of
Sebring. Lady 'Cats Shanique
Outley and Bissette were 18
inches and 20 inches back.
After a pair of Sebring tossers,
Braddock and Kouns split
around a Sebring girl.
.The Sebring boys won the
shotput. Postene Louisjeune
was top's at 43'3 and
five/eighths, ahead of the 40' 11
inches of Streak Ricky Chavis
and 40' 10" of Tjah McCollors.
Lopez was next for Hardee, but
a pair of Sebring towers were
next, with a trio of Hardee boys
on the bottom of the pile.
Hardee girls had the only
pole vaulters, in order Briana
Aguila, Lacey Garza and Kara
Norris. For the boys, Pete Solis
was the top vaulter with 11 feet.
A Sebring jumper made 9'6"
and Gilberto Gutierrez was at
8'6" for Hardee points.
Senior Postenea "Tena"
Louisjeune won the girls high
jump at 5'2", with classmate
Andrea "Drea" Parkinson close
behind at 5'0". After a Sebring
gal, LaCresha Carlton placed
fourth at 4'.
For the Wildcats; Devonte
Carter and Jimmy Cimeus tied
at 5'6", ahead of a Sebring
jumper at 5'4".
A Sebring girl won the long
jump, followed by Hardee's
Brittany Brown, Jalyn Smith
and Mylekia Stevenson before
two more Sebring girls placed.
Lady 'Cat Irlande. Metayer, a


Sebring girl and Daisha Blandin
for Hardee rounded out the
competition.
Hardee's Jayquan Gandy,
Marwin Simmons and Ezayi
Youyoute topped the boys long
jump. Tre'Anderson added
Hardee distance for the win.
Three Hardee girls and four
boys were in the triple jump.For
the girls, it was Louisjeune,
Parkinson and Carlton. For the
boys, it was Simmons, Jean
Frenot, Michael McTaw and
Anderson.
A trio of Lady Wildcats,
Laura Galvan, Nancy Conejo
and Lupe Flores were in the
1,600-meter run. The boys race
was close, but Hardee pulled it
out. Gutierrez won in a time of
5:04, ahead of Conner Bauer of
Sebring at 5:16. Hardee's
Murad Ottallah was four sec-
onds back and Jose Rodriguez
seven seconds farther. For
Hardee, Reggie Snell, Brandon
Wright, Lunior St. Louis,
Carlos Ramirez and seventh
grader Brandon Beatty also par-
ticipated.
Sebring won the sprint hurdle
and the sprint medley relays
Hardee boys and girls both won
the 1,600 medley relay. Sebring
won the 4x100 medley relay.
Hardee came back to win the
4x800 relays. Sebring came
back to win both 4x200 relays.
They also split the final running
relays, while Hardee took the
distance medley relay and
4x400 to close out the meet.


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Jamiah Jackson, the No. 3
female bobsled driver in the
United States, spoke at Bowling
Green Elementary School on
Feb. 27. She is the niece of
teacher Bessie Outley. Jackson
graduated in 2004 from the
University of South Florida,
where she was on the track
team as a long jumper and triple
jumper. She has been compet-
ing in bobsled competitions for
four years, and is No. 13 in the
world. Jackson said a bobsled
weighs 400 to 450 pounds. She
is a pilot. The initial, push is
about 35 yards, and the pilot
and brakeman jump on the bob-
sled and travel 70 to 90 miles an
hour. She plans to represent the
United States in the 2010 World
Olympics in Vancouver, Can-
ada. She stresses "determina-
tion, focus, training and prac-
tice makes perfect." Jackson is
flanked here by physical educa-
tion teacher Phil Rasmussen
and Outley.


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number is 863-773-3117.

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Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Bateman
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition


TELL YOUR KIDS YOU LOVE THEM
At the Teen Summit today (Thursday), eighth-grade girls are
going to be treated to a special event at which they can learn some
hard facts about choices they face as they grow up.
They will each be given a blue ribbon, and during the event
they will hear the story I am about to tell you and have the oppor-
tunity to share the gift with others in their lives. The story goes as
follows:

I Have A Blue Ribbon I Want To Give You
A teacher in a New York high school decided to honor each of
her seniors by telling them the difference they each had made.
Using a process developed by Helice Bridges of Del Mar.



Letter To The Editor

Going To Church, Knowing God

Help Keep Youngsters Straight


Dear Editor:
I am writing concerning the-
graffiti that is slashed all over
town. It is on stop signs, senior
resort signs, and the latest one
was a cuss word spray-painted
on the trash can at the skate
park.
Evidently the authorities
replaced it with another or
painted it as it is not there now.
Where are the parents who
raised these children? This is
the result of not taking the chil-
dren to church when they were
little.
There was no fear of God put
into these children, and now
that they are adolescents grow-
ing into adults they have no


sense of direction or no reason
to refrain from evil.
Also I believe this X-genera-
tion is bored, and they think it is
fun to do something destruc-
tive. I guess if they know God
they would be doing loving
kind things.
My cousin and recently my
friend's brother died, both at
about age 40. I believe both
were drug-related.
If we do not grab these young
people out of the clutches of the
enemy while they are young,
when they get to be adults it
may be too late.

Connie Rowe
Wauchula


Calif., she called each student to the front of the class, one at a
time. First she told them how they made a difference to her and the
class, then she presented each of them with a blue ribbon imprint-
ed with gold letters which read, "Who I Am Makes A Difference."
Afterward, the teacher decide, to do a class project to see what
kind of impact recognition wor have on a community. She gave
each of the students three more ribbons and instructed them to go
out and spread this acknowledgement ceremony. Then they were to
follow up on the results, see who honored whom and report back in
about a week.
One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a
nearby company and honored him for helping him with his career
planning. He gave him a blue ribbon and put it on his shirt.
Then, the student gave him two extra ribbons and said, "We're
doing a class project on recognition, and we'd like you to go out,
find somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them
the extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person to
keep this acknowledgment ceremony going. Then, please, report
back to me and tell me what happened."
Later that day the junior executive went in to see his boss, who
had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow. He
sat with his boss and told him that he deeply admired him for being
a creative genius. The boss seemed surprised.
The junior executive asked him if he would accept the gift of
the blue ribbon, and would he give him permission to put it on him.
His boss said, "Well, sure." The junior executive took the blue rib-
bon and placed it right on his boss's jacket above his heart. As he
gave him the extra ribbon, he said, "Would you do me a favor?
Would you take this extra ribbon and pass it on by honoring some-
body else? The boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a pro-
ject in school, and we want to keep this recognition ceremony
going and find out how it affects people."
That night the boss came home to his 14-year-old son and sat
him down. He said, "The most incredible thing happened to me
today. I was in my office and one of the junior executives came in
and told me he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for being a
creative genius. Imagine! He thinks I'm a creative genius.
"Then he put this blue ribbon that says 'Who I Am Makes A
Difference' on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra rib-
bon and asked me to find someone else to honor. As I was driving
home tonight I started thinking about who I would honor with this
ribbon, and I thought about you. I want to honor you.
"My days are really hectic, and when I come home I don't pay
a lot of attention to you. Sometimes I scream at you for not getting
good enough grades or for your bedroom being a mess, but some-
how tonight I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know
that you do make a difference to me. Besides your mother, you are
the most important person in my life. You're a great kid and I love
you!"
The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn't stop
crying. His whole body shook.
He looked up at his father and said through his tears, "I was
planning on committing suicide tomorrow, Dad, because I didn't
think you loved me. Now I don't need to."
Everyone needs to know he matters. Parents, remember that
your children need to know you love them. It can make all the dif-
ference in the world. Parenting is the way that you relate to your
children each and every day.
This story is shared so that if you see a blue ribbon, you will
understand its meaning. And, should you be honored by someone,
pass it on.


Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman
"i2

Well, Wildcat baseball is getting on track, carving out back-to-
.ack wins over Avon Park on its turf and Mulberry at home. After
a couple of road games, Hardee comes home tomorrow (Friday) for
a double-header against Sebring. The JV game is at 4 p.m. and the
varsity abqut 7:15. A good crowd could help the Wildcats win..
The JV boys took three of four games last week, especially two
in a double-header at Fort Meade, against the Lake Placid Green
Dragons and the Miners. Both were one-run victories.

Girls softball followed suit last week with a terrific 10-9 win at
DeSoto, holding off a Lady Bulldog rally that threatened to turn the
tide around.

In tennis, both teams are doing well, but the girls had an excep-
tionally good win at Sarasota Booker, especially since Natalie
Green and Shelby Durrance .weren't available that day, moving
several players up in the rotation.
Tennis starts district playoffs at Booker on March 11-12

The track guys and gals are also getting in the swing for district
playoffs. Three seniors set meet records at Cardinal Mooney is a
16-team field of all divisions, much larger and a couple of smaller
teams.
The track teams also swept past Sebring in a dual relays meet at
home recently. Several girls and guys are looking to do well at dis-
tricts, regionals and state meets.

Congratulations to the girls soccer team which was recently
presented with the officials' association sportsmanship award. It is
not awarded every year, just when there's a 100 percent vote of all
association members.

The Men's Church League got under way last week. For the.
first two weeks, they are playing three nights a week so they can
skip Spring Break week. Beginning April 8, there will be games
only on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Holy Child Catholic Church presently leads Division A. while
Northside Baptist and St. Alfonso Team I are sharing the lead in
Division II.

For those who enjoy watching good golf, the prestigious Ben
Hill Griffin Memorial Invitational is this week-end. Practice
rounds are Thursday. The 36-hole medal play of 212 golfers from
Florida and invited amateurs from the Southeast will compete in
six divisions on Friday and Saturday. There is no charge'for spec-
tators. For more information, call 863-635-2251 or 863-557-0585.

Last, but not least, on the agenda is a wrestling extravaganza at
the Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, with bouts beginning at 7:30
p.m. The feature event is a grudge match between Eddie White
"The White Scorpion" and George Rodriguez of Wauchula.


MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH!
Since March is National Nutrition Month, here are 10 tips for
helping you stay healthy:
1.) Snack on ready-to-eat cereals made with whole grains.
2.) Include a green salad with dinner every night. Add fresh
vegetables that are in season, which cost less and are likely to be at
their peak flavor.
3.) At breakfast, top ,your cereal: with bananas, peaches or
blueberries. Drink 100 percent orange or-grapefruit juice. Mix fruit
into fat-free or low-fat yogurt.
4.) Top casseroles, soups, stews or vegetables with shredded
low-fat cheese.
5.) Trim away all of the visible fat from meats and poultry
-before cooking, and drain off any fat that appears during cooking.
6.) Get active! Walk the dog, do yard work, play with your
kids. If you are already active, stay active! Vary your activities
so that you don't get bored. Have fun being active.
7.) Replace a refined grain with a whole grain. Replace white
bread with whole.wheat, white rice with brown and regular pasta
with whole-wheat pasta.
8.) Consider vegetable toppings for pizza, such as mush-
rooms, green peppers or onions.
9.) Pack lunches with oranges, bananas or grapes, and keep a
bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter or in the refrigerator as a,
reminder that fruit makes a convenient and nutritious snack.
10.) For dessert, make pudding with fat-free or low-fat milk.
For more information on healthy eating, contact the Hardee
County Extension Service office at 773-2164.


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Telephone (863) 773-3255.




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* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove. '
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
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* 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.
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KENMORE GAS range, self
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2001 FORD F-150, good condi-
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3:20-27p
1984 CHEVY S10 Edelbrock 350
CI street racer. New engine. Hurst
shifter and paint job! Custom
wheels, $3,000. 863-655-0976.
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2002 DODGE truck, 4-door,
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1998 MACK E7, 400 HP, 70" sleep.
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message. 3:6-4:3p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
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BASS TRACKER pontoon boat,
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Johnson, $5,000. Call 863-735-
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CHINA CABINET, table, chairs
$500; plus misc. furniture, 863-
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'LARGE WOOD DESK with chair, 4
drawer metal file cabinet, $50.
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FOOTED TUB!!! REDUCED!!! This charming
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frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
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LOST-SMALL,BLACK AND WHITE
TERRIER MIX with black collar
and rabies tag-dug out from fence
on S.9th Ave. Easter Sunday.
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CRAFTSMAN lawn and garden
tractor, 2006, 26 HP 54" cut-
mulch. 41 hours. Sears protection
agreement. 5/29/09. $2000. 773-
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220 AC WINDOW unit $100, 773-
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Lovely home on paved road with no through traffic, and great neighbors. 3br/2ba D/W
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countertops, living room with cathedral ceiling, dining room, laundry room, pantry.
Master bath with tub/shower combination and linen closet off master bedroom; walk-in
closet. Metal roof. Double carport. Large concrete front porch. 24'x48" above ground
pool 5-person hot tub. Berber carpet, tile baths, tile in kitchen and dining room.
Withstood 3 hurricanes in 2004. Well-maintained; wallpaper and borders throughout.
Electric heat/air; propane water heater and stove. Security system, satellite TV & satel-
lite internet available.

Outbuildings include 18x20 metal building w/rollup door, 8x10 wooden shed with alu-
minum siding, gable roof, 2 windows; 6x8 pump house; 10x36 wood frame workshop.

5+/- acres are cleared, fenced, and cross-fenced. 20 oak trees, most mature, few new;
well landscaped. Quarter-acre pond. 2 wells. Driveway is built-up shell.


Outstanding value at $155,000. Call 863.245.6132 or 863.735.0148.


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Classifieds


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is to certify that I, Marion E.
Ratliff, am in no way responsible
financially or personally for
Barbara A. Ratliff. She Is in no
way authorized to use my identity
for any purpose whatsoever.
3:27p
Drivers:
WEL COMPANIES
Great Benefits/Hometime!
OTR $.40/mile, Stop Pay,
Pd. Holidays, 401K!
Clean History: Work,
Criminal, MVR.
No more than 3 jobs in 3
yrs. 23YOA. CDL-A.
Also Accepting
Owner/Operators!
800-387-0088
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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
AMERICAN ENGLISH BULLDOG
Puppies, 10 weeks, 1st shots &
wormed, $100 each. 863-781-
4344. 3:27p


SSTAFF...G SEESIC...
*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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l|a Florida


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2BR, 2B, In Town
$124,900


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


$2399-M $229i900 $4409000.

BART BARTON Realtor Associates
Realtor SHERRICKSTONE DAVIDTERRELL CINDYHAND
781-0551 781-1433 781-0536 (941) 737-0646

www.ranchandgrove.com
Office: (863) 767-1556 401 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Wauchula
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WELSH CORGI PUPPIES 8
weeks, $400 call 863-781-1413.
3:27, 4:4p


Plants


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. 3:27,4:3c


HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3BDR
House needs TLC sell cheap.
832-1984. 3:27-
4:24p


4OBffSOLUTIQOJ
AND MRTCAG


483 Circle Drive ~ Wauchula FL 33873

*RENT WITH OPTION*

PRICED TO SELL MAKE AN OFFER
1,53% Sq. Ft. Remodeled kitchen -
4 BR/1 large bath all appliances Included
Large backyard Fresh landscaping
New Roof (2003) Close to schools
New A/C (13 SEEER 2006) Newly paved road
Laminate wood flooring Front & back porch

S Call 863-607-HOME ...2.r


NOW ACCEPTING applications
for 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
per months First, last and $500
deposit. 773-2595, 781-3637, 781-
3638. 3:20-27p
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic. 863-773-6616,,
863-445-0915, 863-773-4567, 863-
448-6218. 3:6-4:3p


NEW YORK HOME on beautiful
St. Lawrence River. 3BDR, 2BTH,
attached 2 car garage, Lg Deck
overlooking river, call 863-735-.
1428 now or 315-388-4477 after 4-
13-08. 3:27; 4:3p
FOR SALE BY OWNER 2005 3/2
mobile home sitting on .76 acres,
features garden tub, wash-
er/dryer, & island in kitchen.
Reduced price of $85,000. Call BJ
for more details 863-781-0048.
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2.2 AC. COMMERCIAL on Hwy 17
S. across from sweetbay.
frontage on 3 paved roads incl.
hwy 17 access, level, clear and
ready for your business.
$295,000. call 863-899-1714. by
owner. 3:27tfc


5 or 8 AC, Arcadia
$105,000
80 AC, Brownville,
$15.000 per acre.
OWNER FINANCING
www'aialiio-.con
1-941-778-7980/756
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

MOTIVATED SELLER! Located on large,
fenced lot; 3B/2Bth; family room with fire-
place; spacious rooms; outside storage.
$135,000
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
WHAT A DEAL! 3B/1Bth home and 5 acres;
great location; updated kitchen; fenced for
horses or other animals. $199,000
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
MUST SEE! 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


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


20,000 S.F COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915,863-773-4567. 3:6-4:3p


Newv Homes Pole Barns ~
.. Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling .
FREE ESTIMATES ~ REFERENCES
AVAILABLE
SSeruing Hardee Count, r oIr oer 20 %ear
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465






G & D TREE SERVICE, LLC


NO JOB TOO BIG OR TO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATE


941-782-7853
OR

813-714-9445

ASK FOR GREG DIXON

BUCKET TRUCK
BOBCAT
DUMP TRAILER
For 24-Hrs. Emergencies LICENSED & INSURED
Call 941-782-7025
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HARDEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

CAREER SERVICE POSITION
EMPLOYMENT WITH BENEFITS
Tobacco Prevention a'd Education
Program Assistant
Hardee County Health Department is seeking a Program
Assistant for its Tobacco Prevention and Control
Program. This is a grant funded Career Service position.
This is a highly responsible, tobacco free position pro-
viding administrative and programmatic support to the
Coordinator of the Tobacco Program. Candidate should
have strong organizational and communication skills.
Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is a must.

If you meet these requirements and are interested, apply
online at the People First Website @ www.myflorida.com
or call 1-877-562-7287.

Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

For additional information call:
(863) 773-4161 x185
Mrs. Sophy Alvarez

Applications accepted on-line through April 1, 2008. )


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert


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
20 acres plus 3B/1Bth C/B home; large oaks;
metal barn. $325,000
GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; large
rooms with laminate and tile floors; many
extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000
Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for building
your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on one of the lots
available; 1/2 acre each; city water and sewer,
excellent location. $40,000 per lot
Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000


.1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON IM
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS .............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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Azalea Apartments

Now Accepting applications!
S2 & 3 Bedroom dpts. *
SRental rates beginning at $426 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance available for (Qualifed applicants
Handicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green. FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday riday 9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity cl3:20-4:19c


NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
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.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes
window treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep
well. $134,995.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
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.

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


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March 27, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B


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3BR/2BA MH, big yard, ready to
move in. 767-8822. 3:20tfc
15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 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
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc


1 BEDROOM furnished. All utili-
ties paid, no phone, non-smok-
ing, 1-2 persons only. Minimum 6
months $700 month + app. &
security, Crystal lake Village,237
Maxwell, Wauchula, 773-3582.
3:27-4:10Op
TAKING APPLICATIONS, 3 BR, 2-
1/2 bath luxury home. Includes
lawn service, all appliances,
1,200 sq. ft. workshop. 375-2070,
(863) 206-4794. 3:27p
1 BEDROOM house, fenced yard.
Near Pioneer Park, Zolfo Springs.
813-476-3867. 3:27p


1 Male 1 Female

(Female Pregnant)
"'^, I- $1,200 for both
I call Diane

S863-781-0448
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Lonestar
CoxsltlrLctioxx C:orxp-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:30 p3pi. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $513 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity c13 20-4 19c







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie Sambrano
5 acres out from Zolfo Springs Single wide mobile home 4" well
with submersible pump TAKE A LOOK TODAY @ this invest-
ment opportunity $69,900.00 MLS #198632

You would enjoy living in this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features Great
for family $240,000.00 MLS #194427
3BR 2BA mobile home in Downing Place close to shopping -
McDonald's Hospital City Services NOW REDUCED TO
$65,000.00 MLS #195155
Strong going business- Centered around supplies for landscaping
delivered to the customer Excellent location one block west of
southbound 17 Corner location. Includes 2 bugdings and an open
shed chain link fence on boundary Sale includes business, land
and buildings Reduced to $109,000.00 MLS #198942
ALWAYS WANTED A RANCH? This is your chance. Come see
this 20 acre parcel that is completely fenced, ready for cattle. Build
your dream home in the back of this property for lots of privacy.
Property has access from Ed Wells Rd. and Rabbit Run. Offered
at $165,000.00 MLS #196045
5 acres east of Zolfo Springs on Sasser Road $65,000.00 MLS
#196929

NEW HOMES 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE
WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS BOWLING GREEN

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
B access them anytime!
o,,I!!O ,Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 cl3:27c


Classifieds


820 HONOLULU Dr. $750 month,
1st, last. 3 BR, 1 B. 245-6793.
3:27;4:3P
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UlIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* 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


READY TO move in 2 BR, 2 BA,
CB house with remodelled interi-
or. $750 month plus $400 deposit,
will work with you on last months
rent. Call 863-735-1339. 3:27p



CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
out, home or office $10/hr. Call
Caroline 735-1579. 3:20-4:17p
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


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
.drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SPCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc


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

% N773-4478

Complete Tree Service
SBobcat Service
4I Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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STEVE SENN

ELECTRIC INC.


._ Panel Upgrades:' 5
Ceiling Fans
'L ,"'-[ "gl.l * Home Inspections
New Construction
Remodels
Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL /'
735-2333
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263









SJIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www ,imseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker

SE HABLA ESPANOL -CallMiguel (863) 677-3051


10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently in-
cluded. Lake frontage. Pro-
duction for 2007-08 approxi-
mately 3,900 boxes. Only
$195,000!
NEW LISTING! 3BR/2BA
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,
septic and drainfield. $49,900.
REDUCED! Great income po-
tential! 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!
3BR, 2BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land-
scaped 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 Hendry-
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.

Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.

One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
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 1 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 f Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153
MONICA REAS...............773-9609
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128


DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON......................


rp JAMES STALLINGS.......412-4379
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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Joe LDavis


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


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!

10 ac improved, fenced pas-
tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
$147,000!

Two 5 ac parcels improved
pastureland, high and dry. One
parcel has old mobile home.
$14,500/ac!

PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag ex-
emption, 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!


PRICE REDUCED! OWNER
WILL DIVIDE! Beautiful,
high & dry 100 ac pasture
with frontage on Old Town
Creek Rd. $9,000/ac!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
$500,000!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin
on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
diameter well. NOW $220,000!
Two residential lots in High-
lands 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!
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!
97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76
acs north of Arcadia,
3BR/1BA, CB home. $150,000!
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/H,
screened porch. $89,900!
2.84 acs in the city of
Wauchula zoned R-3, multi-
family residential. City utilities
available. Property has 386 ft
of road frontage and is 345 ft
deep. $150,000!








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'PRESSURE WASHING, hedging
tree trimming, small brush
removal, light bush hogging and
loader work. Free estimates. 863-
1781-2345 or 863-773-2472.
3:20-4:17p
TAKING atrip? Need someone to
care for your pets? Rural area,
residents 30 years. Call 863-286-
4794, 375-2070. 3:27p
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
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
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In Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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Free estimates. Michael Thomas,
owner. 863-412-9169. 2:28-3:26p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
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Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
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antiques, new shirts, lawn
mower's, Misc. BIG SALE.
3:27p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 9-4, 4802
Starke Ave., Bowling Green.
Moving. Household items. 3:27p
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North Central Ave., Bowling
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New and used appliances, linens,
clothing, small furniture, knick-
knacks & lots more. Open Daily.
3:20-27p
HUGE ATTIC SALE FRIDAY 1-?,
SATURDAY 8-3, 131 N. 7th
Wauchula. 3:27p
SATURDAY 7:00 till ? two family
3129 Hanusch Rd. off of Bostick
Rd. 3:27p
4-? FAMILY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
go north on 17, turn right on
maxwell Dr. 3:27p


MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE
Saturday 8-12 Kids Toys,
Maternity, furniture, adult clothes,
and more. 1232 Stenstrom Dr.
3:27p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 till ? two
family corner of Center Hill &
Thomas. 3:27p
SATURDAY, 7:30a.m.-12:30p.m.,
2101 SR64 West. Clothing, tools,
weight bench, misc. 3:27p
SATURDAY 8:00 to ?, Multi Family
703 Honolulu Dr. Wauchula. 3:27p
3 FAMILY SALE Friday & Saturday
9-?, Hwy 64 West Ona. 1997 ford
aspire car $1,000 Runs Good.
735-1444. 3:27p
SATURDAY 326 S 6th Ave., 8:00-?
two family, lots of misc and furni-
ture. 3:27p
SATURDAY Everything must go.
furniture, clothes. 712 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula. 3:27p
COMPLETE BEDS of all sizes-
Kings, queens, full, and twin;
refrigerators, stoves, washers,
dryers-all on sale. April 4th & 5th
Parking lot sale- baby clothes,
quilts, blankets, misc. Edna's
place-US 17 South-Wauchula.
3:27,4:3c
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 730 Grove
St. Bowling Green. 3:27p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 735 Grove
St. Bowling Green. 3:27p
SATURDAY, 8-1, Eagle Dr. off
Heard Bridge Rd. 3:27p

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Private Wastewater

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Should a private company be
able to provide wastewater ser-
vices for a huge development
planned for northwest Hardee
County?
The Hardee County Commis-
sion considered this during its
regular meeting last week after
'learning that TBBT Utility LLC
had filed a notice for certifi-
cates to operate a water and
,wastewater utility for the 1,820-
unit Shadowlawn Development
proposed west of Bowling
Green and south of the Polk
County Line.
Since Hardee had opted years
ago to decline the Public
Service Commission oversight
of facilities in Hardee County,
this new plant poses some prob-
lems. TBBT plans to locate its
plant six miles north of the
Hardee County line on mined
land in order to get the PSC
multi-jurisdictional considera-
tion and bring its Development
Of Regional Impact before
someone other than the Hardee
County Commission.
After lengthy discussion of
the feasibility of actually using
that mined and reclaimed land
for a, water/wastewater plant,
and the positive aspects of pro-
viding services for a huge
development that the county
.cannot serve, the commission
decided it needed to be a part of
the decision by filing a "tempo-
rary" objection.
"We're not sure we don't
want it, but we don't have the
staff to review the DRI. We
need to be friendly objectors
just to get more information,"
said Commissioner Bobby
Smith.
"If we don't do something
now, we will lose our standing
to be in on it in the future,"
agreed Commissioner Minor
Bryant.


In the end, the commission
authorized the county attorney
and staff to seek a time exten-
sion in filing an objection. If
that can't be accomplished, an
objection should be filed, the
commission said.

' In other action, the com-
mission:
decided that Economic
Development' Director Bill
Lambert should represent the
county in meetings with the
Tampa Bay Area Regional
rTransportation Authority which
is working on both cross-state
rail transit and expansion of bus
service through six coastal
counties and into western
Hardee County.
approved a waiver of the
Open Container Ordinance for
the May 4 Cinco de Mayo cele-
bration at Cielito Lindo off U.S.
17 about a mile north of Zolfo
,Springs. The celebration will be
from noon to 8 p.m. and off-
'duty deputies will be used for
security.
approved a minor subdi-
vision plat for Rocky and
Kimberly Parks called Shady
Creek on about five acres on the
north side Altman Road, west of
Florida Avenue.
extended the lease with
the state Department of Cor-
rections for its offices off South
Ninth Avenue at $19 per square
feet, a total of $30,400 per year.


Citrus Diseases To


Get Nati(
Faced with diseases that
threaten the future of the state's
citrus industry, the Florida
Department of Citrus and the
Florida Citrus Commission
have contracted with the
National Academy of Sciences
to find solutions for greening
and canker.
The National Academy of
Sciences, the most prestigious
scientific organization in the
United States, will bring togeth-
er leading scientific advisors to
work with the Department of
Citrus's current stable of expert
scientists to determine the most
effective and efficient way to
solve citrus diseases in Florida.
As an independent, third
party, the National Academy of
Sciences will bring together
more than 60 leading scientific
experts to:
Review research efforts to
date and identify the most
promising future endeavors
Request and review, pro-
posals for new research to be
conducted in 2008-09
Develop a long-range
strategic research plan
Publish an expert report
recommending implementable
solutions for citrus growers
"We are prepared to fund the
research necessary to find a
solution to greening and to
-actively communicate research


mnal Help
discoveries to growers," said
Ken Keck, Department of
Citrus executive director.
"The Florida Citrus 'Commis-
sion passed a resolution ifi
January to provide necessary
support to the research effort in
a responsible, accountable man-
ner. We will work closely with
the entire citrus industry, espe-
cially growers, to support this
urgent and immediate need for
research funding," he added.
"We commend the FDOC and
FCC for taking a leadership role
in commissioning greening
research. The National Acad-
emy of Sciences is a world-
renowned organization that will
bring instant credibility and
unmatched depth of knowledge
to the Florida citrus industry's
research efforts," said Michael
W. Sparks, chief executive offi-
cer of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"Growers should find comfort
in the fact the Academy, along
with the Florida Citrus
Production Research Advisory
Council, will be overseeing the
direction of the research and
providing accountability to the
process."
Keck concluded, "The guid-
ance of the NAS will enable all
citrus industry stakeholders to
efficiently and effectively find a
solution to disease and protect
the future of our industry."


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March 27, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


' IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,

Case No.: 25-2007-CA-000598
DIVISION:
UNC:

Wells Fargo Bank, National
Association, as Trustee for Merrill
Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust
Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2004-OPT1,

Plaintiff,

VS.

Samuel W. Hrabal and Karen
Hrabal, His Wife; Portfolio
Recovery Associates, L.L.C.;
Unknown Parties in Possession
#1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an Interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
other Claimants

Defendantss. /

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 18, '08, entered in Civil
Case No. 25-2007-CA-000598 of
the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein Wells
Fargo Bank, National Absociition,
as Trustee for Merrill Lynch
Mortgage Investors Trust
Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2004-OPT1,
Plaintiff and Samuel W. Hrabal and
Karen Hrabal, his wife are defen-
dant(s),l will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, ON THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, AT 11:00
A.M. on IF April 9, 2008 the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 5,6,7, AND 8 OF
BLOCK 14, OF THE ORIGI-
NAL SURVEY OF THE TOWN
OF BOWLING GREEN,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AS PER PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 74

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST. TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771;
IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at Wauchula, Florida, this
18 day of March, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
07-83166T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR(
IN AND FOR HARDEE Ci
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252008C
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

$3,754.00 U.S. CURRENC

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JOE LOUIS BROWN,
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
INTEREST IN OR TO THE
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOV

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
action for. forfeiture of thi
Ing described personal
in Hardee County, Florida

$3,754.00 U.S. CURR

Has been filed against
the Petitioner, THE C
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT, and y
required to serve a copy
written defenses, if
Kenneth B. Evers, Pet
Attorney, whose address
Office Drawer 1308, W;
Florida 33873-1308, on o
April 25, 2008, and to file
Inal with the Clerk of th
either before servi
Petitioner's Attorney or
ately thereafter; other
default will be entered age
-for the relief demanded
Petition.


Dated on March 19, 2008.

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

3:27,4:3c

Your wealth Is where your
friends are.
-Plautus


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


IN THE CIRCUIT
THE TENTH JUDICI
OF FLORII
IN AND FOR HARD
CIVIL DIVIS

Case No. 25 20(

MIDFIRST BANK,

Plaintiff,


The fragrance of what you
give away stays with you.
-Earl Allen

Despite its hump, a camel has
a straight spine.

The automobile is the most
recycled consumer product in
the world today.

What we frankly give, forever
is our own.
-Granville

As-the purse is emptied, the
heart is filled.




YOUR


BUSINESS


COULD


APPEAR


HERE


TOO!!

Contact

Amy Brown or

Nancy Davis

At

773-3255


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
3:20,27;4:3,10c SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-
COURT OF BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
AL CIRCUIT TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R10
DA, UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
EE COUNTY, VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
ION OF OCTOBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT
RECOURSE
08 CA 000018
DIVISION Plaintiff,

VS.

NATHANIEL R. BRADDOCK, et al,


CHERYL RIVERS, ET, AL

... Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CHERYL RIVERS
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
605 TENNESSEE STREET
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

You are notified that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in Hardee County,
Florida:

EAST 66 FEET OF LOTS 2
AND 3 OF BLOCK 8 OF
AVALON PARK ADDITION
TO THE CITY OF WAUCHU-
LA, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 75.

commonly known as 605 TEN-
NESSEE STREET, WAUCHULA, FL


33873 has been filed against you
3:27,4:3c and you are required to serve a
OF THE copy of your written defenses, if
CUIT, any, to it on Michelle Garcia
OUNTY, Gilbert of Kass, Schuler, Solomon,
Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A.,;
A00190 plaintiff's attorney, whose address
Is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida
33601, on or before April 25,2008,
(or 30 days from the first date of
Y publication, whichever is later)
_/ and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service
S on the Plaintiffs attorney or Imme-
diately'thereafter; otherwise, a
AND default will be entered against you
AN for the relief demanded in the
PROP- Complaint.
WV.
DATED: March 20, 2008.
that an
a follow- CLERK OF THE COURT
property Honorable B. Hugh Bradley
: P.O. Box 1749
Wauchula, Florida 33873-
ENCY By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
it you by
ITY OF If you are a person with a disabili-
POLICE ty who needs any accommodation
ou .are in order to participate in this pro-
Sof your ceeding, you are entitled, at no
any, on cost to you, to the provision of
itionpr's certain assistance. Please contact
is Post Court Administrator's Office, 10th
auchula, Judicial Circuit, P.O. Box 9000,
r before Drawer J-102, Bartow, Florida
the orig- 33830-9000, phone (863) 534-
is Court 4690 within 2 working days of
ce on your receipt of this notice; if you
Immedl- are hearing or voice impaired, call
wise a 1-800-955-8771.


minst you
I In the


The
Herald-Advoc
11111-dev ('0111a.v's Hometown C,
PRINTERS -- PUBLIS
115 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FIL 338-,
Telephone (863) 773-


Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE ISIEREBYG.IVEN 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 interest
in the surplus from the sale, if 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


EGG RESCUERS


COURTESY PHOTO
These youngsters, some with baskets bulging, were able to rescue Easter eggs from
secret locations on Saturday as Hardee County Fire-Rescue held an Easter egg hunt.
The fun took place at Station 1 in Wauchula, off U.S. 17 at K.D. Revell Road. About 18
"future firefighters" took on the challenge. Sponsoring the event was the Hardee
County Fire-Rescue Family Auxiliary.



MILLENNIUM MAKERS
i --- .. -.-, -.I I


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hilltop Elementary School recently recognized the first three classes to reach
Accelerated Reader Millennium Classroom status, earned by accumulating points
through reading library books then answering comprehension questions about the sto-
ries. In top photo, Mary Sue Maddox's fifth-grade students who came in first with 1,000
AR points include (front row, from left) Tara McNabb, Netza Garcia, Mike Cao, Blake
Holton, Adam Smith and Claudio Luna-Munoz; (middle row) Maddox, Cassidy Lane,
Caitlin Castaneda, Jose Sanchez, Kelley Torres, Tracy Hudgins and Pedro Estrada;
(back row) Casey Leal, Jakaysha Lindsey, Daynaa Cruz, Principal Tracey Nix, Sonia
Ruiz, Vijay Desai and Rosalba Torres; (not pictured) Paige Harbarugh. Middle photo
shdws, second graders 'from Emilye Stoneraok's class who achieved their Mini-
Millennium goal of 500 AR points, (sitting, from left) Graciela Silvar-Macedo and Walter
Rivera; (kneeling) Destiny Scheel, Diana Deloera, Monica Garcia-Paz, Kaela Villegas,
Alex Hernandez and Casey Jaurez, (middle) Lucero Paz, Judith Zamora, Guadalupe
Molina, Juan Diaz, Carolina Lopez, Peyton Roberts and Adrian Martinez; (back row)
Mahayla Pippen, Jasmine Carlton, Nix, JocQuez Campbell, Christian Lowery and
Stonerook. In bottom photo, Amy Franks' first-grade classroom achieved 250 AR
'points, including (kneeling, from left) Nestor Albarenga and Gibson Haight; (standing,
from left) Victor Aleman, Eduardo Sebastian, David Anselmo, Mahira Paz and Leonel
Duarte; (second row) Eduardo Arroyo, Cindy Toribio, Kaleb Floyd, Alauna Norwood and
Melissa Garcia; (third row) Sebastian Estrada, Kyra Wilson, Jasmine Gonzalez, Luis
Rajas, Jessica Bruno, Adrian Hernandez, Jennifer Vargas, Adela Hernandez and Will
Mason; and (back row) Nix and Franks.


3:27,4:3c 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 & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
l] days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
S 955-8771 or voice (V)1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


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12B The Herald-Advocate, March 27, 2008


U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Visits Hardee


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Sandy Buchanan and her husband chatted with Carol and Carl Saunders (left to right).
Rep. Buchanan is on the House Transportation and Veterans committees.


Marcus Shackelford (left) who has been working to bring an international cargo airport
here, talks with Buchanan and Hardee County Commission Chairman Dale Johnson.


Frankie Brennick (left) and Joe Brennick (right), president of Florida Institute for
Neurolgic Rehabilitation flank Rep. Buchanan and retired physician Dr. Barbara
Carlton.


Wauchula State Bank Chairman Bill Crews (left) who hosted Monday night's fundrais-
er at The Bluffs Golf Course clubhouse; visits with supporter Dr. Barbara Carlton, Rep.
Buchan and George Mazzarantani, Arcadia attorney and architect.


The congressman visits with Candace and Jason Laman, owners of The Bluff's Golf
Course.


Rep. Buchanan said he has requested $14, 950,000 in federal funds: it includes $4 mil-
lion for local wastewater treatment, $3.5 million for a City of Wauchula fifth well, $2 mil-
lion for Florida Hospital-Wauchula, $4 million for citrus disease research and $950,000
to upgrade Wauchula's power substation.
p I


Doing good is the only cer-
tainly happy action of a man's
life.
-Sir Philip Sidney

There is no exercise better for
the heart than reaching down
and lifting people up.
-John Andrew Holmes


Gary Delatorre (center), chairman of the Republican Party in Hardee County, and
Walter Olliff Jr. (right) talk with Buchanan. Olliff was a commissioner for 12 years and
plans to run for the District V seat again this year.


Hardee County Commissioner Minor Bryant (left) greats with Rep. Buchanan, who
pledged to try to get U.S. 17 four-laned in its entirety.



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Of The Herald-Advocate
Are you ready to plan for a
summer vacation but need to
know when the first day of the
next school year will be?
SAug. 18.
So says the 2008-09 School
Calendar that has been adopted
by the Hardee County School
Board.
The new calendar reflects the
needs of students, employees
and administrators as well as
the differing concerns of ele-
mentary and secondary schools.
and, in some cases, individual
school sites.
It calls for the first- day of
classes to fall on a Monday,
Aug. 18. Teachers, however,
will spend a full week prior to
that at their respective schools.
The first day back to work for
them is Monday, Aug. 11.
And what will become that
long-awaited last day of school
will be Wednesday, June 3.
Teachers, though, will not head
home until Friday, June 5.
In between, the holiday
schedule is not unlike the cur-
rent academic year's, Deputy
Schools Superintendent Rocky
Kitchens told the board.
September: After two full
weeks in session, classes will
recess for the first holiday of
the year, Labor Day. It falls on
Monday, Sept. 1. Students will
get another break within a
week, as Monday, the 8th, is a
work day for teachers. On the
17th, progress reports will go


out.
October: Hardee Senior High
School's Homecoming is set for
Friday, Oct. 10. That following
Monday, the 13th, will be a day
off for all as the district recog-
nizes Columbus Day. The first
quarter ends Oct. 22, with the
27th, a Monday, a work day for
teachers and a holiday for kids.
Their fun ends on the 28th,
however, when report cards are
issued.
November: Progress reports
go out on the 21st, a Friday. No
one comes back to school that
next Monday, as that day will
begin the week-long fall holi-
day, from the 24th to the 28th.
December: Kids get to go
home early on Friday, Dec. 19.
Best of all, everyone is off for
the rest of the year. The winter
holiday runs from Monday, the
22nd, through and beyond
Wednesday, the 3ist.
January: The winter holiday
is in its final days, with Thurs-
day and Friday, the 1st and 2nd,
days off for all. Classes resume
on Monday, Jan. 5. The first
semester ends on the 15th, and
Friday, the 16th, will be a teach-
er work day. Everyone's off on
Monday, however, as the dis-
trict commemorates Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Day on the
19th. By the 22nd, it's report
card time.
February: The Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
starts, first with writing exams
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will be a day off, for President's
Day. By Thursday of that week,
the 19th, progress reports will
go out.
March: FCAT prevails. Test-
ing begins on Tuesday, March
10. It is complete on Monday,
the 23rd. The third quarter ends
on the 24th, and students will
get out early. Report cards will
be issued on Monday, the 30th.
April: By now, everyone -
teachers and students and
administrators alike is ready
for a break. They will get it
with spring break from
Monday, the 6th, through
Friday, the 10th. Progress
reports come at the end of the
month, on the 30th.
May: Classes go strong as the
academic year nears its conclu-
sion. No holidays are scheduled
until Monday, the 25th, for
Memorial Day. Graduation for
high-school seniors is Saturday,
the 30th.
June: The second semester -
or the fourth quarter ends on
Wednesday, June 3. It means an
early dismissal for students, and
report cards for the elementary
ones. It's the last day of school
for them all. But teachers will
continue to work Thursday and
Friday, making their last day the
5th. Secondary report cards will
be issued on Tuesday, the 9th.
And that will wrap up the
2008-09 school year, with
around two months before the
cycle starts all over again, but
with checking the dates off on a
2009-10 calendar.


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Alvarado, Ezekiel
Alvarez, Mari
Canales, Elijah
Carreno, Mari
Carrillo, Isaias
Coughlin, Kenny
Delarosa, Isabella
Deloera, Carina
Derringer, Stephanie
Dixon, Elizabeth
Estrada, Ashley
Estrada, Isaac
Estrada, Yaire
Garcia-Paz, Maricela
Graham, La'Tavia
Harvey, George
Hernandez, Desirea
Hernandez, Yemaya
Lopez, Carlos
Lopez, Herika
Martinez, Handorich
Martinez, Oscar
Mendoza, Celia
Miller, Grey
Mondragon, Adrian
Nino, Marisol
Ortiz, Aalyiah
Otero, Makayla
Pascduil,;essica ...
Puente-Venegas,
Kasondra
Quezada, Joshua
Ramirez, Elizabeth
'Ramirez, Nicole
Reas, Lee Anna
Rivera, Ray
Roberson, Trenton
Rodriguez, Jessica
Rojas, Angel
Salgado, Presila
Sanchez, Angelina


Santiago, Azucena
Santiago, Fernando
Santiago, Yuraida
Shenefield, Kylie
Sperry, Jordan
Suarez, Bryan
Trevino, Clarissa
Weayer, Sierra

FIRST GRADE
Alamia, Xavier
Albritton, Ayla
Arroyo, Eduardo
Carter, Arianna
Estrada, Sebastian
Garcia, Melissa
Garcia-Martinez, Ricardo
Gomez, Vicente
Guevara, Ana
Haight, Gibson
Helms, Cody
Hernandez, Adrian
Hernandez, Eddie
Johns, Colton
Lanier, Jasmine
Lucatero, Jennifer
Madison, Ayanna
Mason, Will
Mendizabal, Jaime
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Ramos, Anabel
Rodriguez, Cesar
Sanchez, Lauren
Smith, Clayton
Stephens, Branden
Tyson, Wyatt
Vue, Chajlea
Wilson, Kyra

SECOND GRADE
Aleman, Jose
Ambris, Austin


Carreno, Victor
Coker, Sierra
Deloera, Diana
Derringer, William
Duisen, Ryan
Figueroa, Deborah
Gabino, Juan
Guerrero, Juan
Hernandez, Alex
Hernandez, Pedro
Laker, Matthew
Lowery, Christian
Martinez, Gerardo
Moran, Katheryn
Noel, Jared
Norwood, Shauna
Otero, Jasmine
Patton, CJ
Paz, Lucero
Rivera, Ruby
Roberts, Peyton
Rodriguez, Eva
Rojas, Javier
Scheel, Destiny
Suarez, Cristobal
Valdiviez, Brittany
Venegas, Jazmine
Zamora, Judith

THIRD GRADE
Collom, Braddock
Delarosa, Arianna
Donaldson, Antwaun
Sinclair, Mary
Smith, Emory
Venegas, Azucena
Zuniga, Maria

FOURTH GRADE
Brown, Aaron
Collom, Doyle
Delarosa, Clemente


Deloera, Esmeralda
Guido, Rosaura
Jones, Triston
Miranda, Vanessa
Retana, Annavell
Weems, Russell
White, Karley
Whiteside, Zoey

FIFTH GRADE
Aleman, Briana
Cruz, Daynaa
Desai, Vijay
Estrada, Pedro
Garcia, Netza
Garcia, Rosiebel
Garza, Dalton
Harbarugh, Paige
Hernandez, Vanessa
Holton, Blake
Klein, Cassidy
Lane, Cassidy
Leal, Casey
Lindsey, Jakaysha
Luna-Munoz, Claudio
McNabb, Tara
Molitor, Blaiaine
Nho "Mike", Cao
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Pascual, Brenida
Rios, Kayla
Rodriguez, Maria
Sanchez,Jose
Smith, Adam
Sockalosky, Zachary
Torres, Frederick
Torres, Kelley
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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CIIURCII OF GOD
lIwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
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. Iwy. 17. 375-2253
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................... :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 Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1.....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................: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 CHURCII
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ..................... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCII
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ................:... 30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. :00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAII BAPTIST CIIURCII
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 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.


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................: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
: ._ Rd. .
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
English Service..................1.1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ...................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

CIIURCI OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ........................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................I 1:00 a.m.
W wednesday ...........................7:00 p.m .
CIIURCII 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 & Traciniug Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CIIURCII OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF TIlE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA

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

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMlPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p m
M& M Kids's Klub................ 6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)'
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).......................6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship. for gr9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .-........................ 11:30 a.m .
Studio Biblic, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CIRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
...... .......................... 6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team...................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
....................-............. 7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
TIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCII
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ..................... :30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CIURCII
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
W orship ................................ 0:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner .............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

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


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


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening .................... 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Ieard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ :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 CIIURCII
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. CIURCII
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
M orn. W orship ......................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................: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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish).................1 :00 a.m.
(Creole)..................... :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 ............1..1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


VAUCHULA

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 ................. :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 ...............I :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 ...............1:00 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 ...................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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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.
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...................... 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................................ 1:30 a.m .

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ..........................1...11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio..................................8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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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ALL ABOUT BUDDY
His name is Buddy. He is an 11 years old Labrador Retriever
and he is an example of what I have witnessed so many times. A
dog, no matter what size, can do just fine, even after a leg has been
amputated.
Buddy's owner, Debra Walmsley, who lives in the Myakka
area, brought him to our office for laser surgery on a hematoma in
one of his ears.
She also brought my attention to a soft lump that had formed
on Buddy's left leg, behind the elbow. We went ahead and removed
the growth that day. We also sent a fixed tissue specimen to the
Florida State Diagnostic Laboratory.
When the lab report came back we were all surprised to learn
the seemingly harmless lump on Buddy's elbow had been diag-
nosed as a Malignant Sarcoma. The lab reported these subcuta-
neous Sarcomas tend to be aggressive and also invasive so we
faced only one alternative, and that was amputating the leg to save
a cherished pet.
The family had a little trouble dealing with the diagnosis and
the loss of the limb, but I assured them that Buddy would live a
happy normal life without that front limb. Dogs bear 60 percent of
their weight on the front legs and 40 percent on their back legs,
unlike humans who bear 50 percent of their weight on each leg. As
a result dogs have much better weight distribution with the loss of
a limb. The family struggled with a decision, but agreed to the
surgery and Buddy has done incredibly well.
Buddy had been given to the four Walmsley children for
Christmas. He came in a box tied with a red ribbon, a gift from
their grandparents when he was only an eight-week-old puppy.
Mrs. Walmsley described Buddy's loving and caring personal-
ity. She said the big dog always checked on every family member
before he went to sleep himself. She also added that he was a sym-
pathetic companion to any family member who is sick and would
stay by the bed, occasionally checking on the patient.
Not many years after Buddy became a part of the family, the
children were attending a summer program in Myakka City when
someone dropped off a homeless, starving Cocker Spaniel. Of
course the kids wanted to bring her home and what mother can
resist the pleading eyes of her children, wanting desperately to help
a starving dog. The result was predictable and the Walmisley house
is home to five, part Cocker Spaniel and part Golden Retriever.
Buddy did, in fact, develop his balance as a three-legged-dog
and can run, jump and play just like he always did. I suggested, on
his second visit, that Mrs. Walmsley put Buddy on a diet because
he was getting way too heavy to balance on three legs. The last
time I talked to her she said Buddy had lost nine pounds. I really
love stories like this that have such a happy ending.


Double Stuff and Oreo were surrendered. The previous
owner has paid their adoption fees and both have.been
spayed and are current on their rabies vaccinations. This
means they are absolutely free! They were previously kept
indoors but would adjust to the outdoor life, possibly as barn
cats. They can be adopted separately but it would be prefer-
able to keep this mother and daughter together.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.



Letter To The Editor

Items Are Missing From

Local Granddaughter's Grave


Dear Editor:
My granddaughter Ana
Marie Duran was very small
when God decided he needed
another angel in Heaven with
him.
We decided to have her final
resting place in Wauchula
Cemetery because they had a
spot in the front row. This way
we could see her as we pass by.
Her mother did not want her
to be in the dark so she pur-
chased two solar lights and
placed them at her headstone.
On Sunday afternoon we went
to visit with her and everything
was fine.
By Tuesday afternoon the
solar lights, a crystal angel, and
some other items were missing.
This is the second time Ana's


belongings have came up miss-
ing.
This letter is addressed to the
person or persons who have
removed these things from our
baby. You have hurt our entire
family, her brothers, her sisters,
and her parents.
Please do not remove things
that are not yours. We will pur-
chase more lights for our little
angel, and we are asking that
they be left alone.
You do not need to answer to
us; however, one day you will
need to answer to the Lord and
let him know why you did such
a thing.
Thank you,
Geneva Burns and
The Duran Family
Zolfo Springs


PC & THE THOUGHT POLICE
(TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH)
I tuned in Jack Harris of WFLA radio on the way to work. He
was interviewing a black woman he called Hope whose paintings
hang in museums, art galleries and homes around the world.
She was lambasting the "ridiculous political correctness" that.
spurred some "wacky left-wing political watchdog group" to pres-
sure a museum to remove three of her paintings because of their
"religious overtones."
One of the offensive paintings reveals a group of men and
women carrying grocery bags to a family living in poverty. One
man is wearing a cap bearing the words, "I Love Jesus."
Another presents an afternoon gathering of friends in the liv-
ing room of an elderly minister. There is a Bible on an end table
beside a lamp.
The third shows a family in a horse and buggy arriving at a
country church with a high steeple crouched in a clearing beside a
mountain stream.
Hope said she found it ironic that the most tolerant country in
the world, the country that supports every other religion in the
world, has made taboo any mention of the very religion on which
it was founded.
I found it infuriating.
From the descriptions of the paintings, I was flabbergasted that
anyone could find them offensive. Didn't they portray a true part of
our history? Were they not art that touches the very fabric of our
society?
However, if there were those nutty enough to find them offen-
sive, couldn't they just turn their heads and look the other way?
Hope said, "When they first pulled my paintings, I was hurt.
Now that I've had time to think about it, I'm angry . and a little
frightened."
I agree that it is frightening and disturbing.
Something is going on in America that I can't quite compre-
hend. How can the same land that a few years ago used the First
Amendment to defend a crucifix submerged in a shot glass of urine
as art worthy of public subsidy now find these paintings so offen-
sive they can't even be shown in public?
As the characters who people the artist's paintings are black, I
wondered suddenly about that great trove of old songs that gave
birth to the blues. Was that great national treasure also going to be
buried in the tomb of political correctness?
I parked my car and turned off the radio. With the gentle voice
of my grandmother in Heaven humming "Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot" in my head, I walked across campus to my room.
I remembered my own high school days, when every day
began with a Scripture reading and a prayer. No one I knew was
made any worse by that activity, and some became better people
because of it.
If anyone was offended, they must have turned their heads and
looked the other way, for I never heard anyone complain.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Less than two months after having his left front leg ampu-
tated, Buddy is an active Labrador Retriever, ready to run
and play with his favorite toy.


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
The organ and harp wel-
comed 167 for Palm Sunday.
Wayne Shick led our praise
song portion, accompanied by
Phyllis Hanson on the trom-
bone. The choir sang "The King
Is Coming," led by Ardeth
Johns and piano and organ by
Sandy Feeser. Special music
was done by Zaneth Casteel on
the harp.
Recognition was given to
those who have participated to
make our chapel a success. We
gave Pastor Jim a cross hand-
crafted by Dick Johnson as well
as a monetary gift to show our
appreciation for our season's
chapel.

ACTIVITIES
Our shufflers had their wind-
up, banquet at Homer's on
March 5. The sponsors for the
shufflers, Cheryl Gibson and
Misty Hughes of Wauchula
State Bank, were there to pre-
sent our Wednesday league
winne's with their trophies and
plaque. The winning team con-
sisted of captain Annette Napier
and her crew, Bob Hoskins,
Earl Bodary, Diane Stirling,
Joan Bell and Darlene Morri-
s n. Congratulations to every-
one who participated in this
season of shuffle.
Bowling: high series for men,
Jim Noble high game 244 and
Dick Wilton with high series
596; for the women, high game
214 and high series 511 with
Ardeth Johns taking both.

SPOTLIGHT
Wally and Marlene Thorne
were both born in Stoke-On-
Trent, Staffordshire, England.


The heart of the ceramics indus-
try, Royal Doulton and Wedg-
wood have factories there.
They have a married son, who
in 2007 opened a pub in Nova
Scotia, and one grandson.
Marlene worked as a dress
cutter and a pastry and break-
fast cook, and retired in 1994 as
an assembly worker with Gen-
eral Electric, assembling cook-
ers and washing machines.
Marlene's interests are oil pas-
tels and watercolors as well as
sewing.
Wally worked nine years coal
mining, three years at a large
steelworks then for 30 years as
a police officer in the Cheshire
constabulary, retiring as a
police sergeant in 1994. This is
when they both emigrated to
Nova Scotia, Canada, where
they still reside. Wally loves to
sing, play golf and fish.
They both have been a great
inspiration, volunteering wher-
ever they were needed for any
particular job, socializing, car-
ing and Wally singing and
entertaining in our park for the
past eight years.
By being snowbird residents
of Pioneer Creek, they have en-
joyed each and every year,
making many friends they will
miss now that they have sold
their unit, with plans of seeing
more of the United States and
different places as well.
We will certainly miss the
two of them. We wish them a
fond farewell and good luck in
the future. We hope they enjoy
their travels, with a wishful part
of us wanting them to return to
our park and become a part of
our family again.


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


point Public Hearing
on Thursday, April 17, 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.
08-15
South Fort Meade Partnership LP and Mosaic Fertilizer LLC, by
and through the Authorized Representative request a MAJOR SPECIAL
EXCEPTION to operate phosphate mining activities on a segment of land
greater than one acre/year on parcels zoned A-1
At that same Public Hearing the Boards will consider:
AAa Development Order on an application for Development
Approval for a Development of Regional Impact (DRI), and
A^a Master Mining and Reclamation Plan and Unit Plan
approval
T33S, R25E, Hardee County, Florida
Section 01: All, LESS r/o/w for CR 664 & LESS r/o/w/ for County Line Rd;
Section 02: All, LESS r/o/w for County Line Rd & LESS the N1l4 of NW114 of
NE1/4;
Section 03: N 2335' of W114 & N2005' of W1/4 of E1l2 of NW1/4, LESS NW1/4
of NW114 of NE1/4 of NW114 & LESS r/o/w for County Line Rd & W114 of N314 of
Sec, LESS N 2335' thereof & W114 of E1/2 of NW1/4 LESS N 2005' thereof &
W114 of NE114 of SW1/4 & SE1/4 of SW1/4 of NE114 of SW1/4 & SW114 of SE114
of NE1l4 of SW1l4 & S1/2 of SWI/4 & S1/2 of NEI/4 of SE1/4 of NE1l4 & SE1l4
of SE1l4 of NE114 & SE1/4 lying E of Peace River, LESS Beg at NE corn of
NE114 of NE1/4 of SE114 thence S 241.37'; thence W 185'; thence N 241.37';
thence E 185' to POB & LESS Corn at NE corn of NE1l4 of NE1l4 of SE1/4;
thence W 380' for POB; thence S 241.37'; thence W 95'; thence S 183.63';
thence W 95'; thence N 183.63'; thence W 90'; thence N 241.37'; thence E 280'
to POB & El/2 of NE/l4 of NE114 LESS a I acre square in NW corn thereof and
LESS a I acre square in SW corn thereof & W 90' of E 185' of N 241.37' of
NE1/4 of NE114 of SE1/4, LESS rd rlo/w & E 95' of N 241.37' of NE1/4 of SE114,
LESS rd rlo/w;
Section 04: E1/4 of Sec, LESS rlow for County Line Rd &Com at SW corn of
N1l2 of NW114 of SE/l4; thence S89deg58min50sec E 461.18' for POB; thence
N01deg41min19secE 228.27'; thence N 85deg50min14secW 73.53'; thence N
00deg10mini9sec W 62.27'; thence S 89deg49min41sec W 150'; thence N
00degllmin21secW 365.14'; thence S 89deg56min33sec E1082.75';; thence S
00deg29min05sec E 659.71'; thence N 89deg58mln50sec W 870.32' to POB;
Section 09: NE1/4 of NE114 & that part of S112 of NW1/4 of NE1/4 lying N of
Lake Branch Rd;
Section 10: N1/2 LESS that part of NW1/4 lying S of Lake Branch Rd & W of
Peace River & SE114;
Section 11: All, LESS N 330' of E 660' of NW1/4 of SWI/4 & LESS Corn atSE
corn of NE114 of SE1/4; thence N 380' to POB; thence S 82deg W 415'; thence N
150'; thence N 82deg E 415'; thence S 150' to POB;
Section 12: All, LESS county rd rlo/w;
Section 13: All, LESS N1/2 of NE1/4 & LESS N 881.76' of SE1l4 of SE1/4 &
LESS Corn at SE corn of NE1/4; thence N 190.5' to POB; thence W 246'; thence
N 168.5'; thence W 173'; thence N 161'; thence E 419'; thence S 329.5' to POB
&LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 14: All, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 15: That part of NE1l4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace
River & E1/2 of SE1l4 lying E of the middle channel of Peace River;
Section 22: The E1l4 of NE1l4 & E1/2 of NE114 of SE114 & SE1/4 of SE1l4;
Section 23: All, LESS N 175' of E 143' & LESS Beg at SE crn of NE1/4 of
NW1/4; thence W 600'; thence N 210'; thence E 270'; thence N 120'; thence E
330'; thence S 330' to POB & LESS S1/2 of NE1l4 of NE1/4 & LESS E 450' of
SE1/4 of NE1/4 & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 24: All of Sec, including Lots 01, 02 & 03 of Lake Dale Ests, LESS
SW1/4 of SW114 of NWI/4 & LESS W 1/2 of NW1/4 of SWI/4 & LESS Cor at NE
corn of SE1l4 of NE1/4; thence W 25'; thence S 549.93' for POB; thence W
227.66'; thence S 460.86'; thence E toW rlo/w of St Rd 664B; thence N to POB
& LESS Corn at SW corn of SE114 of SW114; thence N 89deg09min34sec E 50'
to POB; thence N 00degl4min38sece W417.42'; thence N 89deg09mln34sec E
208.71'; thence S 00degl4min38sec E 417.42'; thence S 89deg09min34sec W
208.71' to POB & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 25: E1/2 of NW114 of NW114 & W1/2 of NW1/4 of NW114 & NE1/4 of
NWi/4 & Eil2 of SW114 of NW1/4 & W112 of SE1/4 of NWI/4 & NE1/4 of NE114 &
SE1/4, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 26: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW114, LESS N 283' thereof & N1/2 of SW1/4 of
NW114 & W1/2 of NWi/4 of NW1/4 lying N of Heard Bridge Rd & Corn at NE corn
of NW14; thence W 1025' to POB; thence cont W 300'; thence S 655.44';
thence E 600'; thence N 255.44'; thence W 300'; thence N to POB & SW1/4 of
NEl4 oftNWil4 lying N of Little Charlie Creek, LESS E 75' thereof & that part of
NWll4 of Si114 of NWll4 lying N of Little Charlie Creek & S112 of Sec, LESS
Corn at SE corn'of the sec; thence S 89deg51mnin17sec W for POB; thence S
89deg51min17sec W,1909.59'; thence N 00deg28min08sec W 100'; thence N
89deg51min17sec E 1909 .77; thence S 00deg28min08sec E 100' to POB & S1/2
of NE1l4 & NE1l4 of SEll4 of NW1/4 & that part of NE1/4 of NW1/4 lying S of
creek & that part of NW1/4 of SEl/4 of NW1/4 lying S of creek & W 385' of N
283' of Ell2 of NW114 of NW114 of NW114, LESS N 33' thereof for rd r/o/w &
LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 27: NE1/4 of NE114, LESS rd rlolw & S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE/l4 & EIl2 of
SEl/4 & NE114 of SE1/4 of NE1/4, LESS a I acre square in NW corn thereof 7
LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 34: NE1/4 of NEI/4, LESS S 200' thereof;
Section 35: NW114 of NW1/4 & S3/4 of E1/4 of NE1/4 & W118 of NE114 & SE114
of SW1/4 of SW114 of NE1l4 & SEll4 of NW114 & NE1l4 of NE1/4 of SW114 &
W1/2 of SE/l4 & NE1l4 of SE/l4, LESS SE1/4 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 & W1/4 of SE/l4
of SEI/4 & NE1/4 of NW1l4, LESS Cor at NE corn of Sec; thence S
89deg51mini7sec W 2323.42' for POB; thence S 00deg28min08sec E 2317.86';
thence S 89deg51mini7sec W 250'; thence N 00deg28min08sec W 2317.86';
thence N 89deg51min17sec E 250' to POB LESS county rd rio/w;
Section36: N114 of NE114 of SW14 AND NW114, LESS Corn at NW corn of
Sec; thence S 467.38' to POB; thence E 440.84'; thence S 838'; thence W
181.92'; thence N 22'; thence W 26'; thence S 22'; thence W 232.92' to W line of
Sec; thence N 838' to POB & LESS N 417.38' of NE114 of NW114 & LESS S 167'
of SWI/4 of NW1/4 & LESS S 324.19' of N 741.57' of E 671.82' of NE1/4 of
NW1/4 & LESS county rd rlo/w.
T33S, R26E, Hardee County, Florida
Section 05: All, LESS a parcel of land 626.25' E & W by 208.75' N & S In NW
corn of SW1/4 of NW1/4 & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 06: All, LESS Corn at NW corn of Sec; thence E 2465'; thence S
684.75' to POB; thence S 635.25'; thence E 660'; thence N 528'; thence NW'lyto
POB & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 07: All, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 08: W1/2 & NE1/4 & W1/2 of SE1/4 & NE1/4 of SEI/4 LESS a 5 acre
parcel in SE corn thereof & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 18: NWl/4 & N3/4 of N1/2 of SW1/4 LESS Com at NW corn of SW114
of NW1/4; thence E to E r/low of SR664 for POB; thence S 208.75'; thence E
521.85'; thence N 208.71'; thence W 521.85' to POB & LESS Com at NW corn of
SW1/4; thence E to E rlo/w of SR664 for POB; thence N 100'; thence E 521.85';
thence S 430';thence W 311.85'; thence S 420'; thence W 210'; thence N 750' to
POB & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 19: SW/l4 & S/12 of NW1/4, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 30: NW1/4 of NW1/4, LESS Beg at SW corn of NW1/4 of NW1/4;
thence E 510'; thence NB 200'; thence W 220'; thence S 83'; thence W 290';
thence S 117' to POB & SW1/4 of NW1/4 & NW1/4 of SW1/4; & SW1/4 of SW1/4,
LESS S 210' of W 210' thereof & S 660' of W 330' of NE1/4 of NW1/4 & E1/2 of
NE1/4 of NW1/4 & W 175' of NW1/4 of NE1/4, LESS E 175' of S 900' thereof &
LESS county rd r/o/w.
Entire site contains approximately, 10.885 acres, more or less


Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


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

COUNTY
March 23, fights on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on
Palmetto Street, and criminal mischief on Cedar Street were report-
ed.

March 22, Beitin Castillo Molina, 27, General Delivery, Bar-
tow, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K. Cloud and
charged with DUI and no valid license.
March 22, a fight on Sandpiper Drive, and a theft on SR 64
West were reported.

March 21, Christian Thomas Evans, 38, of 525 NW 10th St.,
High Springs, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with
sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 21, Heather Darlene Rimes, 24, of 4431 Earthstar
Lane, Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge
of withholding support-from children.
March 21, James Milton Kelly, 43, of 4431 Earthstar Lane,
Fort Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
March 21, Gary Marshall Gebler, 51, of 3743 Pioneer Trails
St., Lakeland, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of
withholding support of children.
March 21, Rogelio Cruz Santos, 45, of 1757 Cactus Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of bat-
tery.
March 21, a residential burglary on SR 64 West, and a theft in
two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 20, Ramiro Buniga Ponce, 24, General Delivery, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin on a charge of
resisting an officer without violence.
March 20, Aurora Alamia Garza, 27, of 1030 Makowski
Road, Wauchula, and Robert Lee Mendoza, 45, and Jordy Lee
Mendoza, 23, both of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs, were arrest-
ed by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and each charged
with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug para-
phernalia. Robert Mendoza was also detained on a violation of pro-
bation charge.
March 20, Enrique Abelio Gomis, 28, of 3429 Belmont Blvd.,
Sarasota, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
March 20, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 East, a tag
stolen on Lake Branch Road, a vehicle stolen on SR 62, and a fight
on Old Bradenton Road were reported.

March 19, Antonio Diaz, 43, of 717 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested on a charge of contempt of court.
March 19, Manuel Rangel III, 23, of 3644 Peeples Lane, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of battery.
March 19, vehicles stolen on-U.S. 17 North and on Lisa
Drive, criminal mischief on Raccoon Road and on Magnolia Lane
and a theft on Lake Branch Ro'ad were reported.

March 18, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 East, and thefts
on Peterson Street and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

March 17, Benjamin Ward, 39, of 1355 Lincoln St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with two
counts shoplifting.
March 17, Reyes Ordonez, 41, of 1007 Monroe Dr., Lehigh
Acres, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
March 17, Edward Lyle Beasley, 35, P.O. Box 1066, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by DTF on a charge of failure to obey a
police officer by fleeing.
March 17, Christina Wright Staton, 44, 612 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, and Santos Alamia Jr., 37, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green,
were arrested by DTF and each charged with selling methamphet-
amine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Staton was also
charged with sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a
church or school and another count of possession of drug para-
phernalia.
March 17, Michael Nicholas Kedzior, 36, of 810 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with
robbery with a firearm and failure to obey a police officer by flee-
ing.
March 17, a vehicle stolen on Osprey Lane, criminal mischief
on Baker Street, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 23, Christopher Froelich, 26, of 207 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with loi-
tering/prowling.

March 22, Francisco Ignacio Catarina, 26, of 711 Sandpiper
Dr., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
March 22, Raphael Martinez, 47, of 1767 Cactus Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disor-
derly intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer with-
out violence.
March 22, a theft on East Bay Street was reported.

March 21, criminal mischief on East Main Street and on Ohio
Avenue was reported.

March 20, Vicente Lopez, 23, of 116 Hanchey Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
March 20, a theft on Florida Avenue was reported.

March 19, Frank Flores, 23, of 722 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with two counts
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 19, Alfonso Mejia, 50, of 673 N. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with shoplift-
ing petit theft and crimes against a person resisting recovery
of property.
March 19, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue and a
theft on Carlton Street were reported.

March 18, a business burglary on U.S. 27 North, burglary of
a conveyance on South Eighth Avenue, criminal mischief on
Louisiana Street and a theft on West Bay Street were reported.


BOWLING GREEN
March 23, Lauro Larry Cisneros, 36, of 4615 First St.,


Dale Johnson, Chairman, Boartfof County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office, (863) 773
9430 at least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals
are available for public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30
A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the office of the Mining Coordinator, 110 South 9"
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made atthe public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 03:27;04:03c


Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged
with aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
March 23, a fight on Orange Street was reported.

March 21, Aenrarcus Kyli Stancil, 20, of 6865 Shimmering
Dr., Lakeland, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with
possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and dri-
ving with knowledge of a suspended license.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 20, burglary of a conveyance on Ninth Street West was
reported.



The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


New York has its St. Patrick's
day, Chicago has its. But they
have nothing over the St.
Patrick's Day parade and party
held this year at The Oasis RV
Park of Zolfo Springs. The
queen was Margarete Pichler.
She was crowned and presented
with a dozen roses, from Grand
Marshall Bill Hartigan, who led
the parade around the park.
Following the queen was
Claude Longueuil, in his car
pulling the decorative trailer,
with Elina Henderson and
Wanda May playing heir man-
dolins, and the choir, Marylou
Altman, Dorothy Shanower,
Charlotte Longueuil, Winnie
DeWitt, Ruby Ramey, Dolly
Hartigan, who sang good ole
Irish tunes.
At the conclusion of the
parade, the decorated 3-wheel
bikes, 2-wheel bikes, best
dressed Irish person and pets
were all judged by Fred Lewis
and Jack and Darleen Payne.
The winners were: best
dressed Irish person, Wanda
Brandsauce; three-wheelers,
George and Audrey Semler; and
two-wheelers, Ward Dixon Jr.
and Emma Walton. Each was
presented a gift.
At 7 p.m., we again assem-
bled at the club house to listen
and dance to beautiful Irish
tunes that were played by The
Three Notes + One. The lead
guitar is Bill Hartigan, Wanda
May on the mandolin, Elina
Henderson on the key board
and Jack Bowman on the elec-
tric bass. They started off with
several Irish numbers. Our own
Bill Hartigan is from an old
Irish order, the family name
Hartigan is about as "raw
boned" as you can get.
The thing so special about


our St. Patrick's party, is that
we are real true friends here at
the park. So with Irish eyes
smiling, we departed for home
about 10 p.m.

BINGO
We had about 23 in atten-
dance for bingo on Tuesday. We
may have been small in number
but our spirit was high. Jeff
Riggs won the jackpot and
Mary Lou Katzur won the
50/50.

POKENO
Janeil Reid left for home this
week, so that leaves about
seven players now after the
pennies. Those playing this
week were Mary Lou Katsur,
Jeff Riggs, Charlotte Longue-
uil, Audrey Semler, Eddy
Phillips, Mary Marr and Shirley
Hyde.
, Monday found Shirley Hyde
taking the pennies. Wednesday,
the pennies went home with
Charlotte Longueuil and was
she beaming from ear to ear.

POT LUCK SUPPER
As we entered the clubhouse,
it was decorated beautifully
with Easter attire by Eddy
Phillips, Emma Walton and
Winne DeWitt. Fifty-one adults
attended the pot luck supper on
March 19. Janet and Terry pro-
vided the turkey and Wayne and
Blanch Barnes prepared the
pork loin. Many other delicious
vegetable dishes and desserts
were on the buffet table.
Our hostesses were Charlotte
and Claude Longueuil, Mary
Marr, Winnie DeWitt, and Eddy
Phillips and Emma Walton.
Until we meet again. Good
luck and God bless.


COURTESY PHOTO
Bill Hartigan led the parade queen and court around the
park.



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March 27, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Wildcats Win 2 Of 3


JV Boys Win 3 Of 4


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Nearly error-free baseball
secured back-to-back victories
for the Hardee Wildcat nine last
week.
After a difficult outing at Bar-
tow on Monday, the 'Cats re-
grouped and won at Avon Park
on Tuesday and came home to
winThursday over Mulberry.
"We've executed better and
have won two in a row. We're
playing a lot better. Both Kaleb
(Saunders) and Dan (Timmons)
have pitched gems, we're hit-
ting the ball, getting clutch hits,
and playing pretty good
defense," said Head Coach
Steve Rewis after Thursday's
home victory.
There's another trio of games
this week, leading up to Spring
Break next week. Monday's
game was at Frostproof and
Tuesday's at Sarasota Booker.
Tomorrow (Friday), there's a
home double-header against
Sebring, the JVs playing at 4
p.m. and varsity about 7.
After Spring Break, there are
four games before the post-sea-
son playoffs at top-seeded
Braden River.

BARTOW 12, HARDEE 2
Bartow pitching and fielding
kept Hardee off balance the
entire game. The Yellow Jack-
ets scored on eight errors, com-
bined with walks and hits. They
put up one run in the first
inning, but added six more in
the second, two in the third and
a final trio in the home half of
the sixth to win on the 10-run
rule. )
Hardee got its only scores in
the fourth and fifth innings. In
the fourth, Brek McClenithan
was safe on an error, went to
second on a pop-up and home
on an error on a Cody Gullatt
hit.
In, the fifth inning, Tony
Martinez and Josh Spencer both
walked, advancing on a Scott
Donaldson sacrifice. Martinez
raced home on an error on a
Ben Krause hit.

HARDEE 6, AVON PARK 5
Hardee got going quickly in
this second game of a double-


header against the Red Devils.
It was a bat-around with four
runners crossing home plate in
the top of the first inning.
Donaldson singled down the
right field line. Timmons and
McClenithan walked and Gul-
latt smacked a long double to
right center to score team-
mates, Donaldson and Tim-
mons. A walk to Will Abbott
and an error on a Carl Basey hit
kept runners going. Before the
dust settled McClenithan and
Gullatt had also crossed home
plate. It was 4-0.
Avon Park left two batters
stranded in the home half of the
first when Saunders struck out
the fifth batter. Hardee went
down one, two, three in the top
of the second, and Avon Park
picked up a run on a hit, stolen
base and pair of sacrifices.
Hardee got that run back in
the top of the third. Gullatt drew
a walk and went to second on
an Abbott sacrifice grounder.
Basey was safe on a fielder's
choice misplay and Saunders
singled to bring Gullatt home. It
was 5-1.
Avon Park was retired in
order in the bottom of the third,
and Hardee followed suit in the
top of the fourth. The Red
Devils plated a pair of runs in
the home half of the fourth on a
pair of hits, passed balls and a
sacrifice. It was 5-3.
Neither team scored in the
fifth, each stranding at least one
batter. Hardee picked up an
insurance tally in the top of the
sixth. Martinez walked and
went to second on a Krause sac-
rifice. A Donaldson hit brought
Martinez home to make the
score 6-3.
It was one, two, three for
Avon Park in the bottom of the
sixth. Hardee left Saunders and
Martinez stranded in the top of
the seventh, setting the stage for
Red Devil heroics.
Saunders got a ground-out
and fly ball to retire the first two
batters in the seventh. A single,
error, another single and anoth-
er error allowed two runners to
score. The other two were left
on the corners when Saunders
struck out the final batter to end
the game, with Hardee winning


6-5.

HARDEE 4, MULBERRY 2
Each team left a batter strand-
ed in the first frame. After an
error put Cruz Muntz on board
in the top of the second,
Timmons got a fly-ball, strike-
out and liner to retire the side.
Hardee got on the board first.
In the bottom of the second,
Basey smacked a shot toward
second. The second sacker
scooped it up but misplayed it
and threw it over the right-field
fence, putting Basey at second.
After Saunders flied to left,
Tyler Robertson hit to short
right field. The incoming field-
er stretched for it, but it rolled
off his glove, putting runners on
the corners.
With Martinez at bat, Robert-
son took second on a courtesy
steal. He went to third on a wild
pitch which scored Basey with
the first run of the game. Krause
singled to bring Robertson
home. Hardee was ahead 2-0.
Mulberry wouldn't quit and
managed a run in the third
inning on back-to-back hits and
an error.
The game rocked along, with
Timmons picking up four
strikeouts of the six Panther
batters in the fourth and fifth
inning. Hardee also went down
in order.
In the top of the sixth, Mul-
berry tied the score. With two
away, a hit, error and another
hit, brought Muntz home. It was
2-2.
Hardee also wouldn't give in.
McClenithan singled up the
middle, stole second and went
to third on a Gullatt bunt sacri-
fice. When Basey's hit went
down the right .field line,
McClenithan scored and Basey
ended up at second. Saunders
smacked one to the gap in left
center and Basey raced home.
A strikeout and ground-out
ended the inning, with Hardee
up 4-2.
Timmons struck out the first
two batters in the top of the sev-
enth. Kory Wiggs singled and
stole second, but was stranded
there when Timmons struck out
Ryan Wetherington to end the
game.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity boys base-
ball team put it together last
week in winning three of four
of the games they played.
Two were not previously
scheduled, but Head Coach
John Sharp took the opportuni-
ties as they came. The young
'Cats won at Frostproof on
Monday, lost a heartbreaker at
Avon Park on Tuesday and took
a pair of one-run victories in a
double-header at Fort Meade.
There are a pair of home
games this week. Monday, it
was Port Charlotte visiting.
Tomorrow (Friday), the JV
squad is on the front end of a
home double-header, playing
Sebring at 4 p.m. The varsities
will clash about 7:30.
During Spring Break, the JV
go to Port Charlotte on Tuesday
for a 1 p.m. game. After Spring
Break, there's a visit from Pal-
metto on April 8, and an April
11 trip to DeSoto, where a dou-
ble-header may be played to
make up the game rescheduled
on March 11.

HARDEE 10,
FROSTPROOF 4
Hardee bats came alive at
Frostproof, when Dalton Farr
and Kyle Ward both homered
and Marcus Chancey smacked a
ground-rule double.
Ward was on the mound for
the game, which began when
Jake Mayer singled and a
Conner Davis hit brought him
home. Davis and Kalan Royal
were left on base.
After surrendering a single,
Ward got a pair of strikeouts
and a pop-up to end the Bulldog
first inning.
Hardee picked up a pair of
runs in the second frame.
Chancey doubled, Mayer sin-
gled and Conner Davis dou-
bled. Chancey and Mayer got
all the way home.
It was a trio of scores in the
top of the third. Royal singled
and trotted home on the Farr
homer. Ward singled and came
around to touch home on a
Carson Davis hit.


Frostproof got its first runs in
the home half of the third,
putting three on the board in a
combination of hits and sacri-
fices. It was 6-3.
Hardee got those three runs
cack in the top of the fourth.
Mayer, Conner Davis and Farr
came home. Ward was out at
home trying to score on a
Chancey hit.
It was a quiet bottom of the
fourth and entire fifth inning.
Hardee got its final tally in the
sixth on a Ward homer. Frost-
proof got an extra run, too.
Neither team scored in the sev-
enth, making the final 10-4.

AVON PARK 4,
HARDEE1
Four errors cost the Wildcats
the game in a 4-1 loss at Avon
Park. The only long-ball hit for
the Red Devils was a fifth-
inning triple.
Royal went the distance for
Hardee in a good pitching effort
marred by the fielding mishaps.
Hardee got its only run in a
seventh-inning rally. Ward led
off with a double, went to sec-
ond on a Kendall Mink sacrifice
and jogged home on a Chancey
double.

HARDEE 5,
LAKE PLACID 4
When the 'Cats arrived at
Fort Meade, the Lake Placid
junior Dragons were also arriv-
ing. It was decided to play a
couple of five-inning games.
Hardee played Lake Placid in
the first game and had to come
from behind for the win.
Lake Placid opened with
three runs on a pair of hits, a
walk and a sacrifice. Hardee
chipped away at the lead.
Mayer was hit by a pitch, stole
around the bases and came in
on a Conner Davis grounder.
Pitcher Kody Porter held the
Green Dragons at bay in the
second, while Hardee picked up
another score. Lincoln Saund-
ers walked and came home on a
Mink hit.
The third inning was un-
eventful, as was the one-two-
three top of the fourth. In the


home half of the inning,
Saunders doubled, .coming
home on an error on a Chancey
hit. It was 3-3.
In the top of the fifth, Lake
Placid broke the tie with a run
on two hits. Hardee came back
with the winning scores. Mayer
walked and Ward was given an
intentional pass. Both scored on
a Farr double to give the
Wildcats the 5-4 win.

HARDEE 8,
FORT MEADE 7
Hardee bounded out to a 4-0
lead against Fort Meade. May-
er, Conner Davis, Ward and
Farr circled the bases, aided by
a Carson Davis double.
The Miners gained a run back
in the first inning on a pair of
walks, but lost the opportunity
for more, leaving the bases
loaded when Justin Bromley
struck out the final batter.
Hardee went down in order in
the second stanza and Fort
Meade added a pair of tallies on
a walk, double and singled. It
was 4-3.
Saunders was safe on an error
in the third inning but was
stranded. Fort Meade greeting
new pitcher Brandon Holton
with a double and back-to-back
errors allowing the Miners to
take a 5-4 advantage.
In the fourth frame, Carson
Davis singled, advanced on a
Josh Rickett sacrifice but was
also left standing on base. The
Miners padded their lead with
hits and errors with two runners
getting home. It was 7-4.
Hardee erupted in the top of
the fifth for four more runs.
With one away, Ward tripled.
Saunders was safe on an error.
Mink singled and Carson Davis
was safe on an error. A Royal,
double allowed what would be'
the winning run.
Ward came on in relief and
got a pair of strikeouts and a
liner to end the game.
"We had some clutch hits,
some good pitching and mostly
good defense in these four
games. They are continuing to
be aggressive and improving,'
said Sharp.


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Honors 'Cool


Cats'


COURTESY PHOTOS
Zolfo Springs Elementary School kindergarteners who showed good conduct included
(front, from left) Margarita Severiano-Juan, Jose Garcia, Gage Warczinsky, Lucy Garcia,
Sandy Vue and Jonathan Jimenez; (middle) Christian Turner, Briana Montero and
Daniel Gonsalez; (back) Katie Dayfert, Annie Mondragon, Lizbet Ramos and Karina
Carranza. With them are (from left) Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson and
Principal Jan Beckley.


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Fourth graders who showed good attitudes included (front, from left) Stephanie I.imon,
Tomas Hinojosa and Ana Toledo; (back) Luis Dominguez, Eyrin Lawrence, Alex
Hinojosa and Elyssa Murphy. With them are (from left) Assistant Principal Melanie
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Cool Cats from the first grade were among those recognized in an awards ceremony,
including (front, from left) Francisco Valerio, Isabelle Avalos, Miranda Sconyers, Jared
Rickett, Darby Sanders and Kaylie Carver; (back) Marisol Montanez, Anthony Byers,
Cassidy Brown and Mark Ortega. With them are (from left) Principal Jan Beckley and
Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson.


Leadership is one of the qualities of a Cool Cat, such as fifth graders (front, from left)
Narciso Valdez, Cassandra Magana, Antonia Guzman and Nelly Lor; (back) Angelica
Montanez, Haley Edenfield, Amy Rogers and Dalton Bethea. With them is Assistant
Principal Melanie Henderson.







Atenci6n: Todos Padres de Nifos de Edad de la Escuela Primaria
Si hay una buena raz6n de que usted quiere a su nino o ninos 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 necesitar& Ilenar
una Aplicaci6n de solicitud de exenci6n para otra escuela.
Usted puede obtener 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 desempeh6 Base, pero sera aprobado de acuerdo
con el espacio disponible y otros criterios estabelecidos.
Padres que tienen niios 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 seran hechas en
fines de junio despu6s del anuncio piblico de AYP para las escuelas. Para
mas asistencia, por favor contactese con nuestra 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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Second graders who excelled in academics included (front, from left) James Vue,
Karina Lopez, Jenny Vue, Mercades Cisneros, Martin Medrano and Carolina Flores;
(back) Gary Jaimes-Campos, Ulyssa Rodriguez, Dalton Cullifer, Lupita Garcia-
Cendejas, Johnathan Chavira and Adrian Gomez. With them are (from left) Assistant
Principal Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan Beckley




Tennis Girls Beat Booker


Third-grade Cool Cats who showed good citizenship were (front, from left) Susana
Ramirez, Lacey Adams, Cha Lor, Dominique Murphy, Summer Ackley and Juan Lazaro;
(back) Samuel Garcia, Alexa Chapa, Jonatan Cisneros, Jason Alcoser, Colt Hancock,
Javier Miguel-Ramos and Agustin Toledo. With them are (from left) Principal Jan
Beckley and Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Highlights last week for
Hardee tennis had to be the dual
wins for the girls team.
Of special significance was
the Thursday girls 4-3 win at
Sarasota Booker in spite of not
having senior Natalie Green or
junior Shelby Durrance avail-
able.
The girls lost at Sebring, and
won over Fort Meade and
Booker, while the Hardee boys
team had a hard-luck outing at
both Sebring and Booker.
The regular season ends this
week with a trio of road match-
es, Monday at DeSoto, Tuesday
at Palmetto and today (Thurs-
day) at Braden River.
After Spring Break, it's time
for district playoffs. Hardee
competes in the spread out
Class 2A, District 9, with Lake
Placid, Avon Park and Sebring
from Highlands County, Pal-
metto and Braden River from
Manatee County, and Booker,
DeSoto and Hardee with one
team each.
Seedings will be decided in a
meeting on Monday, March 9,
allowing matches to begin at 8
a.m. Wednesday. Since dis-
tricts are at Booker, which has
no lights, play on Wednesday
and Thursday must be finished
before dark.
At Sebring last Monday,
Hardee girls put up a fight. At
number one, Kaitlin Justice
warred with Mary Midence to a
7-5 loss in the first set before


succumbing 6-0 in the second.
Clara Durrance moved up to
number 2 and resisted Alyssa
Kariofyllis in a 6-4, 6-4 loss.
Amanda Porter and Kayla
Woods lost to Kelsie Johnson
and Ashley "J.J." Jimenez re-
spectively.
At number five singles,
Savannah Palmer fought Leeza
Freeland in a 6-3, 6-2 loss and
in an extra singles freshman
Kate Krause did not submit eas-
ily in a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Rene
Livingston..
Justice/Durrance lost a pro-
set in number one doubles 8-2,
but Porter/Palmer almost upset
Freeland/Jimenez before losing
9-7. Woods/Krause also worked
well in an 8-6 loss to Kariofyl-
lis/Livingston in an extra dou-
bles.
Hardee boys went down in
order before Sebring, too.
Because of a wrist injury to Joe
Porter, Mike Torres moved up
to number one to battle Jake
Broen 6-2,,6-2. Dusty Spears,.
Drew Macias, Isaac Vasquez,
Dylan Justice, Justin Fones,
Kyle Bodeck, Hunter Hender-
son and Coby Battles all played
singles matches.
Torres/Spears didn't go easily
in a 6-3, 6-3 doubles loss to
Broen/Mike Reed, nor did
Fones/Vasquez in an 8-3 loss to
Chris Tarto/Bryan Miller in an
extra doubles.
On Tuesday the girls hosted
Fort Meade in a make-up
match. Hardee won at all levels.
Justice shut out Felicia Rowell


6-0, 6-0 and Green beat Tamara
Nolin 6-3, 6-1. Durrance beat
Jennie Sellers 6-1, 6-1 and
Porter took Caitlyn Jones 6-0,
6-0.
At number five singles,
Woods stopped Shelby Pawley
6-0, 6-0. Palmer played Pawley
in an extra singles and won an
8-4 pro-set.
In doubles, Justice/Green
won 6-1, 6-0 over Nolin/Row-
ell, while Durrance/Porter won
6-0, 6-2 over Sellers/Jones.
Thursday was the trip to
Booker. The Hardee boys' only
win was in number two doubles
where Macias/Justice beat
Steve Manni/John Frelinghuy-
sen 8-3.
In the boys number five and
extra singles, Hardee carried
opponents to three sets. Justice
lost 6-0, 3-6, 10-4, while Fones
went 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 in his loss to
Andy Ng.
For the girls, Justice won 6-3,
6-2 over Aimsley Smith in the
number one singles. Durrance
lost 6-3, 6-1 to Shelby Johnson,
while Porter carried Dana Katos
6-3, 4-6 11-9 before losing.
Palmer won at number four
singles, 6-3, 6-3 over Cierra
Lipps. Woods lost to Karolina
Liva 6-2, 6-1 and Krause won
6-0, 6-5 over Marianna Gau-
guin.
Durrance Porter beat
Smith/Johnson 8-4 in number
one doubles, while Palmer/-
Woods won 8-5 over Liva/-
Katos.


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 announces 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
answeryour questions.


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

Waiver contacts


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

75 YEARS AGO
Hardee County Chicks Are
Shipped To Jamaica: M.I.
Brooks, local poultry man, on
Tuesday shipped the first con-
signment of baby chicks ever to
leave this county for a foreign
country. The consignment of
chicks went to a poultry man in
Kingston, Jamaica. The cost
was 39 cents to send the chicks
by plane to Kingston.

Gridders Have Started Spring
Training Grind: Spring training
for football players got under
way at the local athletic field
last week with 30 candidates
reported to Coach L.M. Mose-
ley. The team will miss eight
lettermen from last season's
team, including Altman, Carl-
ton, Stephens, Mclnnis, Pace
and Kirby.

Six Workmen Injured As
Bridge Span Falls: Six work-
men were injured and as many
more narrowly escaped death or
serious injury when a span on
the new bridge over Peace
River gave way and fell into the
channel of the river near here
Tuesday afternoon.

Cattlemen Plan To Fight On
No-Fence Proposal Affecting
Part Of County: Hardee County
cattlemen held a meeting at
Popash Wednesday night and
formed an organization to wage
a fight on the proposed no-
fence bill. Joseph Crews was
elected president and C.C.
Skipper was named secretary of
the organization.

Wauchula Lions Club.Plans
Play April 7: It has been nearly
three years since the Wauchula
Lions Club presented its best
talent to theatre-going Wau-
chula and on Friday night, April
7, will present for the public's
approval, "Spinsters Conven-
tion," a one-act comedy in
which every member of the
club will take part.

Cut In State Budget For 1933
Is Proposed: In its report which
will be made to the Florida leg-
islature when it convenes April
4, the State Budget Commis-
sion recommends that appropri-
ations for government opera-
tions in Florida be reduced
$2,102,914.50 to $6,845,845 a
year, a cut of 25.7 percent.

50 YEARS AGO
Bird Sanctuary Established In
Wauchula: Steps to preserve
bird life within the city limits of
Wauchula have been taken by
the City Council. The council
passed a formal resolution
Monday night creating a bird
sanctuary within the city "to the
end that the preservation of bird
life may be perpetuated."

Hardee Nine Loses Two
Straight: The Hardee High
baseballers dropped two
straight games this week. Lake
Wales shellacked the Hardee
nine Friday night 9-2 in Wau-
chula and Haines City won a
close game Tuesday night 3-1
in Haines City.

'Our Miss Brooks' Set For
Tonight At City Hall: Hardee


High seniors are expecting a big
crowd for their presentation of
"Our Miss Brooks" tonight at
the City Hall auditorium. The
play stars Sandra Daniel in the
title role with Terry Warren as
the athletic coach and Ellis
Grimes as the high school prin-
cipal.

New $60,000 Motel Under
Construction: Construction was
started this week on a new
$60,000 10-unit motel on U.S.
17, jut north of the Wauchula
city limits. The new motel, The
Tropicana, is located in Town &
Country Estates. It is being con-
structed for Mrs. Dave Clyatt.

Lions Hear First Report On
Show: A preliminary count of
gate receipts for this month's
Lions Minstrel showed a total
of $527. Profits from the annual
event help to finance the Lions'
sight conservation project in
Hardee County. The total was
announced at last week's meet-
ing by the ticket chairman, H.L.
Jaudon.

Secondary Road Projects For
County This Year Okayed By
Road Dept.: Eighteen sec-
ondary road projects in Hardee
County have been given a
stamp of approval by the State
Road Department as part of the
county's road-building program
this year. The first six projects
will be constructed with money
the county already has avail-
able.

Roberson Heads Hardee
VFW Post: The Hardee County
VFW post elected officers for
1958 at the meeting held in
Bowling Green March 19.
Harold Roberson was the com-
mander and acting adjutant.

25 YEARS AGO
A Brick With A History: Bob
Downing of Wauchula recently
found a brick lying near the
curb at the corner of Main
Street and Eighth Avenue,
across from the police station.
Cast aside by city work crews
repairing the street's basin, the
brick was part of the brick
paving that still lies beneath
Main Street's asphalt. The brick
was part of the brick road that
was built in Wauchula in 1916,
proving the old thrown away
brick that Downing found to be
a piece of Wauchula's history.

Rainfall Plagues Farmers: An
unusual amount of rainfall dur-
ing the. past 2 1/2 months has
plagued farmers who are trying
to raise spring crops. Rainfall
recorded at Peace River Electric
Cooperative during that period
was 14.92 inches compared to
7.13 inches the previous year.

Locally Produced Movie
Ready For Showing: The
movie, "The Hole In The Wall,"
started in Hardee County al-
most two years ago and is com-
pleted. The name changed to
"The Enchanted." Carter Lord,
director and executive produc-
er, told The Herald-Advocate
Tuesday that a sneak preview of
the movie is being scheduled
for Tampa or Orlando.

Finalist For Florida National
Little Miss Pageant: Miss
Heather Nicole Atchley, age 4,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry
Atchley of Bowling Green, has
been selected as a finalist in the


S1983 Florida Little Miss
Pageant to be held at the Lehigh
Resort Motel on June 25.

Rollins Wins Local Youth
Leadership Speech Contest:
Ronda Rollins won the Hardee
County Farm Bureau Youth
Leadership Speech Contest last
week and Lori Albritton was
runner-up. Ronda will go on to
compete in the district speech
contest, which will involve the
winners of 10 counties.

Zolfo Fire Department Made
$2,880 For Building Fund: The
Zolfo Springs Volunteer Fire
Department had a most success-
ful supper Saturday, Feb. 19.
The total of $2,880.50 was
raised toward building housing
for the new fire truck. Elwood
Mishoe and Mike Dollarhite
sold together more than 500
tickets and raised $2,000
between them.

1---YEARSAGO
Gas-Tax Issue Taxes
Officials: Distribution of the
present six cents gas tax and a
possible three cents addition
has created some disagreements
between county and municipal
officials. On hand for Thurs-
day's discussion were Joe
Jones, David Elbertson, Fern
Gibson, Kenny Farabee, Lois
Dandridge, Jack Logan, Steve
Wofford, Jeff Conerly, Marcus
Ezelle and Clarence Bolin.
Wauchula Councilman Charles
Smith also sent in a letter of
support of the city's position.

Little Royalty Reigns: Hard-
ee County's littlest royalty was
crowned on Tuesday night of
last week at the fair. Prince is
Mark Andrew Biron, son of
Rita Zimmerman. Princess is
Whitney Laine Hoskins, daugh-
ter of Robert Hoskins and Mary
Hoskins.

Flooding Brings Warnings:
Flood waters are presenting
more problems than just road
closings and soaked posses-
sions. They cause health haz-
ards as well. Rodney Harn,
environmental health coordina-
tor for the Hardee County
Health Department, has issued
this listing of dos and don't for
those affected by flooding.

Cracker Heritage Festival
Saturday: Step back in time to
Florida's formative years this
weekend as Main Street Wau-
chula Inc. presents its second
annual Cracker Heritage Festi-
val. There will be train and
buggy rides, an Easter egg hunt,
archery and authentic foods.

Kids Bike Rodeo April 3:
Third, fourth and fifth graders
are invited to a Bike Rodeo next
Friday morning. Coordinator
Micah Hendrickson said young-
sters can drop by the football
stadium to test themselves a-
gainst a course of eight obsta-
cles and learn more about steer-
ing, braking, balance and mane-
uvering in sidewalk traffic.

County Audit Gets An 'A':
Hardee County's annual audit
received an unqualified opin-
ion, "the highest level of assur-
ance it could have received."
Auditors Terry Kite and Jason
Wellborn, of Sarasota-based
Purvis Gray & Co., presented
its report on the 1996-97 fiscal
year last Thursday.









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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Saul Posada, 33, Dover, and
Monica Garcia, 23, Dover.
Timothy Kevin Inman, 53,
Ona, and Barbara Jean Lowden,
47, Ona.
Wesley Shelton Lanier, 50,
Lake Placid, and Kimberly
Dawn Clark, 43, Sebring.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
James E. Singleton, judgment.
Robert L. Bryant Jr. vs. Ar-
thur Frazier, judgment of evic-
tion.
Capital One Bank vs. Alicia
Lara, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Daniel Cuevas, judgment.
MRC Receivables Corp. vs.
Gwendolyn McClain and Wau-
chula State Bank, order of gar-
nishment.
GE Money Bank vs. Patricia
Cabrera, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Ralph Williams, dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Charles Smith, default judg-
ment.
Household Finance Corp. III
vs..Kenneth D. Richardson and
Linda J. Richardson, order set-
ting aside dismissal of Oct. 16,
2006.
Cavalry Portfolio Services
LLC vs. Juan Sanchez, default
judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Jose L. Montoya and Steph-
anie Anne Montoya, judgment
against Jose L. Montoya.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Ramero Caballero-Ramirez,
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, 120 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$330 fine and court costs.
Kylen Chancey, trespassing
other than a structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, stay
away from property.
Cory Dudeck, trespassing
other than a structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$170 court costs, 16 hours com-
munity service..
Guadalupe Jose Estrada, dis-
orderly conduct, 18 days CTS,
.no contact with victim, $315
fine and court costs, $50 inves-
tigative costs.
Meliton Gabriel-Lopez, dis-
orderly intoxication, 17 days
CTS, release td Immigration
and Naturalization Service,
$315 fine and court costs placed
on lien.
Julio Ortega Gonzalez, bat-
tery, adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, no contact
with victim, 12-week anger
management classes, random
alcohol screens, alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, no
alcohol or bars, warrantless
search and seizure, $667 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
Justin William Halstead, tres-
passing other than struc-
ture/conveyance, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs.
Jarrod Hendry, trespassing
other than structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Bradley William McKinney,
harassing a police dog, $315
fine and court costs; resisting an
officer without violence, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Tomas Candido Mejia, disor-
derly intoxication amended
to public drinking, 18 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.


Antonio Moram, disorderly
intoxication amended to
public drinking, 18 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Estaban Naranjo, trespassing
other than structure/con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Steven Miles Newman, tres-
passing other than struc-
ture/conveyance, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs.
Gabriel Nino, criminal mis-
,chief, 12 months probation,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, restitution
to be set.
Bernabe Gardura Pederoza,
petit theft and violation of pro-
bation (original charge retail
theft, probation revoked, four
months CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien, new
$315 fine and court costs and
$1.39 restitution still due.
Richardo Perez, disorderly
intoxication, $315 fine and
court costs.
Pedro Pesquero, battery and
violation of probation (original
charge battery), probation re-
voked, 23 days CTS, followed
by 12 months probation, with
outstanding fines and fees plus
$667 fine and court costs due.
Thomas Lester Windham,
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, 22 days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
Kasey Lee Bourgoin, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, 20
days CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Moises Castaneda, disorderly
intoxication and violation of
open container law, 51 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.
Charles Cochran, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial
diversionary program.
Jennifer Gwen Flpres, bat-
tery, 12 months probation, no
contact with victim, 12-hour
anger management classes,
$667 fine and court costs.
Jimmy Lee Glisson, posses-
sion of a gun while using a
light, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Jack C. Long, possession of a
gun while using a light, adjudi-
cation withheld, $315 fine and
court costs.
Shawn Thomas Simpson,
three counts contributing to the
delinquency,,pf a minor, trans-
ferred to pretrial diversionary
program.
Veda Simpson, three counts
contributing to the delinquency
of a minor, transferred to pretri-
al diversionary program.
Felipe Ciro Palacios, tres-
passing not on a structure or
conveyance and possession of a
chemical with intent to inhale,
probation six months, substance
abuse evaluation and treatment,
random drug screen, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alco-
hol or bars, no weapons or
firearms, $315 fine and court
costs, 20 hours community ser-
vice.
Thomas Sigala, possession of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, probation
three years (concurrent with
traffic sentence), no weapons.

The following criminal traf-
'fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Sandra Hernandez, allowing
an unauthorized minor to drive,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Adalberto Lopez, DUI, 12
months probation, license sus-
pended six months, tag
impound 10 days, alcohol/drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
DUI school, random drug
screens, no bars or alcohol,


$640.50 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Salvador Paniagua-Garcia,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), $330 fine and court
costs.
Mario Luis Ramirez, allow-
ing an unauthorized person to
drive, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs.
Sue Ann Rimes, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs, $40 public defender
fee.
Victor Santiago-Leon,
DWLS, 12 months probation,
$330 fine and court costs.
Abel Cruz-Alavez, allowing
an unauthorized person to
drive, estreated bond.
Craig Warren Romeo, leaving
the scene of a crash with prop-
erty damage, probation six
months, four-hour driving
course, $330 fine and court
costs, 35 hours community ser-
vice.
Thomas Sigala, DUI -
amended to reckless driving
with alcohol a factor, DWLS
and refusal to submit to DUI
tests, probation one year, con-
current with misdemeanor sen-
tence, 12-month ignition inter-
lock, evaluation and treatment,
advanced DUI school, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alco-
hol or bars, random drug tests,
$548 fines and court costs.
Fidencio Davila, violation of
probation (original charge
DUI), probation revoked, 60
days CTS.
Benjamin Garcia Garciano,
violation of probation (original
charges DUI and refusal to sub-
mit to DUI tests), probation
revoked, 22 days CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Mario Gutierrez-Mendez,
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Javier Ramirez-Lopez, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Arturo Abarcanava, DWLS,
30 days CTS, $330 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee; violation of probation
(original charges DUI and
DWLS), probation revoked, 30
days, consecutive to first sen-
tence.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Kenneth A. and Crys-
tal Reas, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Michael A. Milton vs. Jim T.
Farmer, damages.
Angela Gallegos vs. Daniels
Brothers Pulpwood and Jerry
Daniels, damages.
Delora A. Ford and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Dana R. Ford, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Jilliam F. Kilpatrick and
DOR vs. Jonathan B. Mariner,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Susanna Farias and DOR vs.
Richard A. Loredo, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Christine N. English and
Monty English, divorce.
Sucora Renard and DOR vs.
Tarvaris Dontae Harris, petition
for child support.
Tammy Lambert vs. Cy
Barrett, petition for injunction
for protection.
Luke A. and Kathleen D.
Doyle vs. Guy B. Kimmer and
Kathryn L. Kimmer as attorney


representative for Margie D.
Kimmer, petition to clarify
property title.
Wells Fargo Bank as trustee
vs. Caridad Roque and Felix R.
SRoque et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Sofia Cavazos vs. Roberto
Cavazos, petition for injunction
for protection.
George and Gloria Walter vs.
Adventist Health System Sun-
belt d/b/a Florida Hospital-
Wauchula, petition for 90 day
extension on petition for dam-
ages.
Jessie Aguilar Jr. vs. Dell
Miller, petition for injunction
for protection.
Angela Seibert vs. Adan
Cruz, petition for injunction for
protection.
Raymond Mabrey vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition for
review of inmate situation.
Janice Pace Jackson and
Bobby Charles Jackson, di-
vorce.
Bank of New York as trustee
vs. Fred D.Cook and Cynthia J.
Cook, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil actions pending in the
circuit court were handed
down recently by the circuit
court judge:
Robert J. Maehan vs. Lena
M. Coughlin, dismissed for lack
of action.
Lori N. Abbott and DOR vs.
Robert L. Gilliard, child sup-
port order.
Carlos Trujillo and Maria
Trujillo, dismissal of divorce
petition.
Monique S. Pritchard vs.
Joseph K. Pritchard, dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Roy A. Brown vs. Christ-
opher Barton, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Cynthia Joanna Hernandez
vs. Marcus Darrell Hodges, vol-
untary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Nannette Prevatt and DOR
vs. James E. Prevatt, petition
for child support contempt
order denied.
Christina Annette Doying and
DOR vs. Ricky Lee Fulk, peti-
tion for child support contempt
order denied.
Cathy Crews vs. Wal-Mart
Stores East LP, dismissal.
Mandy N. Bell and Curtis R.
Bell, divorce.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Stanley Glenn Bailey, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of cocaine
and felony driving while license
suspended), probation revoked,
nine months in jail CTS.
Andrew Judson Blanchard
Jr., felony driving while license
suspended, 90 days in jail CTS
followed by 18 months proba-
tion, license suspended two
years, $495 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees.
Deborah Burkes, nine counts
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Stephen Ray Hutchison,
interfering with custody, not
prosecuted.
Frank Williard Johns, failure


C olon A SV peSEITAI
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


to appear for court, 30 days
CTS, license suspended two
years, $495 fine and court costs,
and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Henry Luna, unarmed bur-
glary to a structure or con-
veyance, grand theft auto and
trespass, estreated bonds.
Lisa Ann Lymon, neglect of
child, not prosecuted.
David Sarad Simpson, DUI
with serious bodily injury (sec-
ond charge), not prosecuted.
James Lee Stockley Jr.,
aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon, 34.7 months Florida
State Prison CTS, $667 fine and
court costs, and $140 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Masadie Whitehead, two
counts battery on detention or
community facility staff and
battery in a county jail or deten-
tion facility, 180 days CTS,
$672 fine and court costs and
$40 public defender fee placed
on lien.
Teng Yang, burglary of
dwelling, not prosecuted.
Geidi Gil, violation of proba-
tion (original charge possession
of marijuana), probation
extended four months with
additional drug screens.
Rebecca N. Jaimes, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation two years, warrantless
search and seizure, license sus-
pended one year, $495 fine
and court costs, 75 hours com-
munity service.
Mark Liebig, introduction of
contraband into a state prison,
possession of morphine and
possession of oxycodone, 12.8
months Florida State Prison
CTS, consecutive to any other
Department of Corrections sen-
tence, $495 fine and court costs
placed on lien.
Robert Lee Mendoza, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, dri-
ving with a suspended license
and felony driving while license
suspended, probation two years,
curfew, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, no alcohol
or bars, warrantless search and
seizure, $495 fine and court
costs; possession of metham-
phetamine with intent to sell,
not prosecuted; possession of a
controlled substance, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, dri-
ving while license suspended
and attaching a tag not
assigned, transferred to county
misdemeanor and criminal traf-
fic court.
Julie Lynn Mullinix, uttering
a forged instrument and grand
theft,' $495 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees.
Katonya Larraine Jackson,


aggravated assault with a
firearm amended to misde-
meanor assault, probation six
months, $315 fine and court
costs, $340 public defender
fees.
Benjamin Wayne Barber, bur-
glary of structure, grand theft,
petit theft, trespass and posses-
sion of methamphetamine, peti-
tion for early termination of
probation granted.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Raul Juarez Sr. to Raul Juarez
Jr. and Victor Juarez, $25,000.
Dewey M. and Judith A.
Terrell to Hardee County In-
dustrial Development Autho-
rity, $1,526,500.
Richard C. and Beverly J.
Johnson as trustees to Garry
and Elizabeth Reed Walmsley,
$35,000.
Shawn W. and Michelle A.
Durrance to John C. and Jessica
A. Gordon, $110,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Patrick G. Assad
(two properties) $263,873.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Herbert W. and
Sophia Taylor, $69.900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Douglas E. and
Susan G. Harrison, $69,900.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Powers Investments LLC,
$10,000.
Anastacio Jr. and Marie
Dolores Macias to Jake L. and
Melissa S. Carlton, $55,000.
George F. and Patricia R.
Hart to Noey A. and Jennifer L.
Flores, $126,000.
William III and Carla A.
Harlan as trustees to Ten Fold
Talents LLC, $684,000.
Hoyle Zellner Chancellor to
Millard F. and Carolyn R.
Phillips, $29,000.
Hammock Land and Cattle
Co. Inc. to Janelle L. Knight
(three pro-perties), $137,750.
Roland Pariza to Terrance E.
and Diane M. Cutting, $20,000.
Ernesto J. and Blance E.
Colon to Kaylee Anne
Moussetti, $120,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Dale and Sara
Brown, $60,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Gilbert M. and
Barbara A. Hagen, $49,900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Richard D.
Broderick Jr., $79,900.

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SCHEDULE OF MEETIN2G78FOR HARDER COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers


Room 102 Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street,


Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF April 03rd & 17th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting April 17th at 8:35 a.m.
April 17, 2008, Joint meeting with Planning & Zoning at 6:00
p.m.- Mosaic DRI
Planning Session April 11th
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF April 14th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF April 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF April 07th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at
701 LaPlava Drive. Wauchula
MONTH OF April 08th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF April.- 15th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF April 22nd
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.

MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF April No meeting scheduled.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meet-
ing or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 3:27c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.

1989 KW Tr. Id. #1NKBH58XOKJ526768
2001 Ford Pk. Id. #1FTRW07W81KB19758
1991 Chry CV Id. #1C3XJ4534MG155562

Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-77324151. The sale will be held on Friday
March 28, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula FL 33873.
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PRECo Meet Draws Crowd


A large crowd of over 1,300
people attended Peace River
Electric Cooperative's recent
68th annual membership meet-
ing at PRECo Park in Wau-
chula.
Those in attendance included
more than 600 registered mem-
bers and children who enjoyed
the climbing wall, bounce
house, sn6w cones, nachos, ice
cream, hot dogs and other re-
freshments. Live gospel music
was provided by the praise band
of First Christian Church of
Wauchula. A wide variety of
public information booths wel-
comed visitors with brochures
and giveaways.
A brief business meeting
allowed members to hear from
Bill Mulcay, PRECo's chief
executive officer, on the coop-
erative's solid financial condi-
tion. PRECo's nine-member
Board of Directors was also for-
mally seated.
At the conclusion of the busi-
ness meeting over 200 door
prizes, including vacation pack-


The flags were presented by cadets from Hardee Senior High School's Air Force Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps.
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A portion of the crowd of over 1,300 enjoyed the shade of the covered pavilion.


March 27, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9C






A Daily Thought


Bill Mulcay, chief executive officer of Peace River
Electric Cooperative, addresses the members during the
business portion of the annual meeting.


The rock-climbing wall was a hit with the younger gener-
ation.


THURSDAY
If you, God, kept record of
wrongdoings, who would
ever stand a chance? As it
turns out, forgiveness is Your
'habit, and that's why You're
worshiped.
Psalm 130:4 (ME)
FRIDAY
Forbear with one another,
and forgive one another; if
any man has a quarrel
against any; even as Christ
forgave you, so you also
must forgive.
Colossians 3:13 (RSV)
SATURDAY
O God, hear from Heaven
where You live, and forgive,
and give each one whatever
he deserves, for You know
the hearts of all mankind.
i/ Chronicles 6:30 (TLB)
SUNDAY
Forgive us the wrong we
have done, as we have for-
given those who have
wronged us . For if you
forgive others the wrongs
they have done, your heav-
enly Father will also forgive
you; but if you do not forgive
others, then the wrongs you
have done will not be forgiv-
en by your Father.
Matthew 6,12,14 (NEB)
MONDAY
But You are a forgiving God,
gracious and compassion-
ate, slow to anger and
abounding in love.
Nehemiah 9:17 (NIV)
TUESDAY
It is through Him (Jesus
Christ), at the cost of His
own blood, that we are
redeemed, freely forgiven
through that full and gener-
ous grace which has over-
flowed into our lives.
Ephesians 1:7 (PME)
WEDNESDAY
Then if My people, who are
called by My name, are sorry
for what they have done, if
they pray and obey Me and
stop their evil ways, I will
hear from Heaven. I will for-
give their sin, and I will heal
their land.
II Chronicles 7:14 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


word, Is like a Spring
-Russian Proverb


A kind
day.


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids on the following:
3- Model LHDH48- 2007 DODGE CHARGER POLICE INTERCEPTORS
The cars may be seen at the Town of Zolfo Springs, 3210 US Hwy 17 during regular work-
ing hours 8 am until 4 pm Monday thru Friday. The bids will be accepted with the bid
information on the outside of the envelope. There will be an individual bid for each car.
The cars will be identified as Car #1, Car #2, and Car #3. The information for each car
will be available by contacting Town of Zolfo Springs @ 863-735-0405 or by e-mail
twnclerk@townofzolfo.com. Bids will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2008, 4:00PM.
Bids will be opened and awarded at the Regular Commission Meeting on Monday, April
21, 2008, 6:00PM. The Zolfo Springs Town Commission reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids. Once the accepted bidder is notified they will have ten days to remit
payment and take possession of the property. 3:27-4:3c



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(aihardeecounty.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.


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10C The Herald-Advocate, March 27, 2008


Church Men Start Softball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Men's Church
Softball League began its sea-
son last week.
Wanting to be off during
Spring Break, the men played
games three nights last week
and will again this week. After
Spring, action will resume on
Tuesday.and Thursday nights
only.
There are two divisions this
year. In Division A are St.
Michael Catholic Church, Cele-
bration Church Hardee
Campus, Holy Child Catholic,
Primera Mission Bautista
Hispanic and First Christian
Church. Holy Child has the
early lead with a 3-0 record.
In Division B are Northside
Baptist, St. Alfonso Team I,
New Vision Worship Center,
Bowling Green Baptist and St.
Alfonso Team II. At the end of
the first week of play, Northside
and Alfonso I are each 2-0 and
Bowling Green is 2-1.
Action began last Monday
with a pair of games apiece on
Fields 3 and 4.
On Field 4, St. Michael's won
a marathon 34-29 game over
Primera.
Osles Lazarre, Pierre Lazarre,
Micky Bias and Chad Clark
each scored four times for St.
Michael's Eric Grace helped
with a homer and a triple.
John McBride homered and
tripled twice for Primera.
Simon Olvera and Pedro Santos
each also homered. McBride
scored five times and Eric
Mushrush had four trips around
the bases.
In the Field 4 nightcap, Holy
Child cruised past Celebration
25-10.
Francisco Figueroa and
Isauro Figueroa each homered
for Holy Child. Sam Rivera cir-
cled the bases four times and


Rigo Briones had triple tallies.
For Celebration, Yogi Lozano
tripled and doubled, Brad R.
tripled and pick-up player
Michael Carte homered.
Meanwhile, on Field 3,
Northside won the nail-biter
opener 18-17 over Bowling
Green.
John Roberson homered and
tripled, and Todd Rogers and
Reid Benton each also homered
for Northside. Seven batters
came around to score twice
apiece.
J.J. Johnston and Michael
Carte both nearly hit for the
cycle with a homer, triple and
double for Bowling Green.
Doug (last name unknown)
crossed home plate four times
and Carte and Johnston were
each three-score batters.
In the Field 4 late game, it,
was St. Alfonso I fleeing past
New Vision 27-14.
J.R. Bass homered twice,
tripled and doubled twice for St.
Alfonso, getting seven RBIs.
Willie Dickerson chipped in
with a homer and triple and
Eddie Strange tripled three
times. Strange and Bass scored
all six times they got on base.
Chad Richardson and Trey
Talley each tripled for New
Vision. Adam had five hits.
Joey Brantley paced the team
with triple tallies.
On Tuesday night, the 6:45
game on Field 3 was a 30-17
win for First Christian over
Primera.
Keith Nadaskay, Chris
Knight, Billy Hernandez and
Justin Battles all homered for
First Christian. Nadaskay came
around to score five times and
Alan Tubbs added four runs on
four hits.
Santos, Jason and Trent each
homered for Primera. Olvera
tripled. He was joined by Nick
Bergens and Jose Luis with a


pair of trips around the bases
apiece.
In the Field 3 game at 8:15,
Holy Child mastered St.
Michael 39-21.
Miguel Santoyo, Mario Ta-
mayo, Ches Graham, Briones
and Rivera each homered for
Holy Child. Francisco Figueroa
and Roy Santoyo were the only
four-score batters.
Bias and Clark hit home runs
for St. Michael's. Pierre La-
zarre, Eric Virgile and Clark
were the only three-score bat-
ters.
On Field 4, the Tuesday start-
er was a 27-16 win for Bowling
Green over St. Alfonso II.
Joe Adams and Brandon each
homered for Bowling Green.
Austin Helms tripled and dou-
bled, Carte tripled and doubled
twice and Adams also tripled.
Bryan Cook and Adams came
around to cross home plate four
times each.
Graham homered twice for
St. Alfonso. Pickup player
Brandon Sellers also homered.
Julian Garcia Jr. put three runs
on the board as did Graham.
Northside won the Field 4
late game by beating New
Vision 31-9.
Rogers homered and Benton
tripled twice and doubled for
Northside. Leadoff baiter Jerry
Albritton circled the bases five
times and Brandon Sellers
added four scores.
Adam doubled for New
Vision's only long-ball hit.
Richardson, Brantley, Adam
and Justin Robinson each came
around to cross home plate
twice.
The week ended with Thurs-
day's games. On Field 4, First
Christian beat Celebration 22-
16.
James Blum hit for the cycle
for First Christian, with a
homer, triple, double and single


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.: 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, RESTRICTIONS,
AND EASEMENTS OF 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



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-
ber and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 624 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2003
Description of Property:
SCHEDULE A
Lot 17 of Block "D" of SUBURBAN ACRES, a subdivision according to
the thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 54, Hardee County,
Florida.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
SECT -01
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 3:13-4:3c


for seven RBIs. Eddie Hernan-
dez and Blum scored four times
each and Dusty Massey and
Battles, who homered, each
added three runs.
Brad R. tripled and doubled
for Celebration. Mark Gilliard
put three runs on the board and
Clint Hendry, Willie Gilliard
and Andrew Hinojosa added
twin tallies.
In the week's finale on Field
4, Holy Child battered Primera
29-12.
Elias Ramirez and Miguel
Santoyo each homered and
Mario Santoyo tripled for Holy
Child. Rivera and Roy Santoyo
cross home plate four times
each and Ramirez, Briones and
Miguel Santoyo put three runs
apiece in the book.
McBride homered and dou-
bled for Primera. Santos joined
him' in two trips around the
bases. Santos tripled and Shay,
Jason and Eric all doubled.
The 6:45 game on Field 3
was a 28-10 win for St. Alfonso
I over St. Alfonso II.
Quinton Blondale, Dale Rob-
erts and Bass each homered for
Alfonso I. Dickerson doubled
twice. Justin Altman and Ryan
Thomas each put four runs on
the board and Strange, Roberts,
Blondale and Ralph Arce added
three runs apiece.
Pete Deluna doubled twice
and Javier and Jessie each also
doubled for Alfonso II. Three
batters came around to score
twice each.
In the last Field 3 game of the
week, Bowling Green took the
measure of New Vision 23-12.
Michael Mahoney homered,
tripled and doubled for Bowling
Green. Carte homered twice


and doubled twice. Carte was
the only four-score batter, while
Mahoney and Ian Trott each cir-
cled the bases three times.


Joey, Adam, Harold Smith
and Trey each doubled for New
Vision. Richardson, Joey and
Bill each scored twice.


My Angel
When I look up at the stars, I realize they're
almost as beautiful as you.
I wonder if you're thinking of me and
looking up at them, too.
You bring me joy but it's pain I'm going through.
Because it hurts me just being away from you.
But my wounds will heal, it's just a matter of time.
I'll hold you and claim you as mine.
I never met anyone who could make me feel this way.
Your smile alone can brighten up my day.
Just wanna be with you, Babe.
You make me happy inside.
I'll tell everybody I have nothing to hide.
You changed my life my final conclusion is
you must be an Angel.

Rodney Youngblood
Central Florida Reception
Orlando
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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:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 63 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

Description of Property:
SCHEDULE A

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 CORP

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 320-41Oc



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
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD036XXXXX 3:20-4:10
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March 27, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11C


The Real Florida W
By Dorothy Harris
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Otat rark Hanger


SPRINGTIME IN THE PARK
Spring has sprung, and it's a wonderful time to take a walk
through the Hammock.
Bright green leaflets are popping out on the sweetgum and
hickory trees, while the oaks and p:nes drop their rusty yellow
pollen. Last year's leaves are piled high under the oaks and are a


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Now is the time to see the lizard's tail plants at the park.
delight to rustle or kick through just like you did when you were a
kid!
Come hike the trails, but this time let the kids decide where
you will go and for how long. Let them be your nature guide and
see what they can find.
Borrow some binoculars at the ranger station and try to get a
glimpse of the brightly colored birds flitting through the new
greenery. Listen to the buzzing high-pitched sounds of the colorful
northern parulas or the sing-song of the brilliantly colored cardi-
nals.
Lie down on a blanket or in the grass of the orange groves -
watching out for fire ants, of course and marvel over the soar-
ing flights of the vultures overhead. Do the same in the picnic area
and see the swallow-tailed kites swooping and diving far above
you. Watch to see if they are carrying any nesting material or just
listen for the high-pitched whistle of their calls.
Walk silently down the Cypress Swamp Trail and over the
dark waters of Charlie Bowlegs Creek. Look for the dizzy skating
of water bugs, the plip-plop of frogs and, of course, the barely per-
ceptible ripples of alligators soaking in the slow-moving waters.
How many can you see in the shallow water? Look high into the
feathery green of the cypress trees for warblers, hawks and ibis.
SStop at the Ancient Hammock Trail and walk this forest of
large thick oaks. Look for grasshoppers or spiders while listening
for the rustle of a deer walking quietly through the underbrush. Go
see the huge oak on Big Oak Trail. Have you forgotten just how
large it is? Take photos of your kids stretched around this ancient,
immense, dinosaur of a tree. They'll come back someday with their
own children to do the same!
Let them lead over to the Hickory Trail on the thin boardwalk
that spans a seasonal wetland. Can you find the tupelo trees? How
many lizards can they count? Do they see the Lizard's Tail plants
flowering in the rich soils? Take this trail to the end and let the fam-
ily stand inside the burned out oak. Have you forgotten it's there?
' Highlands Hammock State Park'is filled with amazing won-
ders just waiting for your family! The weather is perfect and there
are no mosquitoes due to the dryness.
Come re-experience this area state park. Bring the kids, the
dog, the bikes and picnic or treat yourselves to lunch at the
Hammock Inn. Bring your meat and do some grilling while the
kids play on the playground. Take a break from work with your
friends and have lunch in the restaurant or enjoy it outdoors on one
of the picnic tables. Get some wild orange ice cream or a popsicle'
and savor it while you soak up the beautiful surroundings.
Better yet, spring break is coming up and your kids would love
to go camping. Imagine sitting around the campfire and roasting
hot dogs or making gooey s'mores while you listen to the owls
hooting in the distance. Some campsites are still available, but
make your reservations soon as we're sure to fill up.
Hope to see you soon out here in The Real Florida.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


SPRING GOBBLER


COURTESY PHOTO
Melissa Hartley, 15, daughter of Jimmy and Cindy Hartley
of Wauchula, killed this turkey gobbler on the opening
morning of the spring season. It weighed 19 1/2 pounds,
had a 9 3/4-inch beard and 1 1/8th-inch spurs. She shot
the turkey as it was running in an undisclosed part of
Hardee County, thanks to PaPa Marce Hartley. pf
Wauchula. Melissa is a freshman at Hardee High School.



Letter To The Editor

Man Saw Many Hearts

Change While In Jail


Dear Editor:
I am so blessed to have seen
the Lord change so many men's
hearts since my imprisonment. I
thank the Lord daily for a sound
mind and a humble heart.
Without His grace there is no
mercy.
Jeremiah 26:14 says: As for
me behold, I am in your hand:
do with me as seemeth good
and meet unto you.
The Lord knows what is good
for all his children. He shows us
everyday, in the morning when
we rise and at night when we
sleep. Each day brings joy to
my heart, knowing that grace
and mercy shower me as well as
other believers.


Without the love of Christ
there is no way to obtain peace.
Peace is a gift from the Lord
Jesus. It comes from no other
source. Let's all thank the Lord
Jesus for coming and dying
because without this act of love
we as people would still be
lost.
And Proverbs 2:1 says, my
son (children) if thou wilt
receive my words, and hide my
commandments with thee; If we
as believers will keep the words
of our Lord Jesus then will all
things be possible. Peace.

Believer of Christ,
Bro. Kevin Singleton
Wauchula


As the 2007-08 season starts
to wind down, it is with mixed
emotions we say goodbye to
long-time residents Frances
Harris, Milt and Shirley Miller,
Joy and Dortha Teagle, Jeanette
and Larry Ward and Art
Weyant. We wish them all the:
best. I know there will be a few
more residents who will make
the same hard decision in the
next few weeks.

BINGO
Eliane Lemarche won the
paper special on March 14 and
Janet Perron won the hot ball
jackpot. On March 17, the
paper special was split between
Ted Longnecker, Darlene
Henry and Marian Hollings-
worth while Lois Summers won
the hot ball jackpot.

SQUARE DANCING
The Crystal Lake Square
Dance Club held a farewell
dance for its retiring caller, Joy
Teagle., Joy and Dortha have
been very active for about 10
years here at Crystal Lake
Village, teaching the fun of
square dancing and calling
dances to the delight of dancers.
Dancers from other local clubs
also came to enjoy the last
dance that Joy will call in this
area. The 162 attendees were
from Fort Meade, Avion Palms,
Little Charlie Creek, Button-
wood Bay, Reflections, Pine
Ridge Promenaders of Lake
Placid, Camp Inn, the Snow-
birds form Craig's Park,
I Harmqy J.HtdPwners qf,,$e-
bring and Button-n-bows from
Venice.
Master of ceremonies Bob.
Jones led the parade of
"friends" that good humorously
roasted Joy by revealing anec-
dotes of his "trusting" nature.
Bob's wife, Carole, revealed
various stories about camping
escapades at which time Joy
and Dortha were not angels.
Joanne Fulton (affectionately
referred to as Joy's grandmoth-
er) stoked up the roasting. tem-


perature by relating how Joy's
good trusting nature made him
the suspect for various pranks.
Gary Walmsley presented
Joy and Dortha with pens he
made. Phyllis Hathaway had
several stories to share concern-
ing her and Joy's sharing the
mike for over 40 years. The
ladies of Crystal Lake showed
off their baking skills by mak-
ing a wide variety of pies for all
the guests. All dancers enjoyed
seeing Dortha receive a bouquet
of flowers while Joy got a yel-
low rock and his come-up-ance.
Trust us, he deserved it. The
Teagles were also given a mon-
etary gift to be certain they
could make it home to Hartford
City, Ind.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on March 19 were
Don and Jeri Plumley, Stew and
Diane Blaire, Bill and Diane
Burget and Paul Vaughan. Jack
Elofson led the U.S. Pledge;
Bernice English led the
Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Jeri and
Don Plumley, Janet Copen-
haver, Eliane and Ron Le-
marche, Bill and Beth Collins
and Rosalie and Earl Folnsbee.

CHURCH
The Rev. Winne opened the
service on March 16 by leading
everyone in singing "Amazing
Grace." A beautiful solo by Jim
Smeltzer, "There's Room at the
Cross for You," was accompa-
nied' by pianist Carole Jones.
The organist, Wilma Behymer,
and pianist used the familiar
hymn "He Lives" while the
offering was being received.
Ushers were Bob Wilday and
Lowell Gordon. Don Merillat
gave the offertory prayer.
The 22-member choir's
anthem for Palm Sunday was "I
Should Have Been Crucified."
Winne's sermon, titled "Every-
one has Something to Do," was
based on St. Luke's Gospel
19:29-38.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The season is coming to a
close, just as the Hardee girls
softball team is getting so much
better.
The girls took the lead and
held off a DeSoto late-innings
rally to win 10-9 at the Lady
Bulldog's park last week.
SThey lost at Braden River lat-
Ser in the week but those score-
sheets were unavailable at press
time.
This week the girls had a pair
of games, both varsity-only
encounters, at home. Monday's
guest was Lakeland Santa Fe
Christian and Tuesday's was
Lakeland Christian.
After Spring Break, there is a
varsity-junior varsity encounter
at Fort Meade on April 7 to fin-
ish up the regular season. The
district tournament is April 14-
18 at DeSoto.
Against DeSoto, Hardee
started slowly, retired in order
in the first inning, while the
home team picked up a run on a
walk and triple.
Hardee picked up momentum
in the second inning. Sopho-
more Kristina Garcia led off
with a double and freshman El-
vira Servin also doubled. Junior
Chelsea Owens singled as did
soph Heather St. John. A Mi-
randa Powell single kept run-
ners moving. Before the dust
settled, Garcia and Servin had
hurried home. A Bulldog batter
was stranded. Hardee led 2-1.
Hardee padded its lead with
three more scores in the top of
the third. Krystin Robertson led
off with a single, Servin drew a
walk and Owens doubled. All
three scored, with additional
hits by Lola Rivera and Powell.
It was 5-1.
The Lady 'Dawgs got one run
back in the home half of the
third, but left two runners
aboard.
Hardee picked up its final
five tallies in the top, of the
fourth. Senior college signee
Amber Steedley started it with a
double. Roberts walked and
Garcia singled. With one away,
Owens continued it with a walk
and St. John singled. All of
them crossed home plate on a
combination of passed balls and
an error. It was a 10-2 game.
DeSoto plated one runner in
the bottom of the inning on a
walk, fielder's choice and hit.
Hardee left runners aboard in
the fifth and seventh innings
and went down in order in the
sixth.

Always be nice to those
younger than you,
because they are the ones
who will be writing about
you.
Cyril Connolly


Meanwhile, DeSoto got on
track. After leaving two runners
stranded in the fifth, the Lady
Bulldogs brought four runners
home in the bottom of the sixth
on five hits and two walks. It
was 10-7.
In its final at-bat, DeSoto in-
tended to win. The first two bat-
ters waited for walls and anoth-
er doubled them home. It was
10-9 and nerve wracking for the
Hardee coaches. A strikeout and
back-to-back fly-outs to Amber
Steedley and Selina Avila ended
the game.
Other Hardee players helping
in the game were Chelsey
Steedley and Halley Marshall.
"I'm proud of the way they
played. They played an excel-
lent game, executed well, the
way I know they can. They
wanted to win this one and it
showed," said Head Coach Liz
Lenhart.


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