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The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 16
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, April 3, 2008


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Visitors and pilots discuss the open-cockpit ultralights which were part of the Bensen Days activities last year. In the
background is a row of gyrocopters ready to take off. The Bensen Days fly-in started Wednesday and continues
through Saturday at Wauchula Municipal Airport five miles west of town.


'Bensen Da


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"Look up in the air! It's a
bird, it's a plane."
Oops, make that "It's a gyro-
copter."
The 38th annual Bensen Days
fly-in began yesterday (Wed-
nesday) and will continue
. through Saturday.
Bensen Days, the largest
annual national meeting of
rotorcraft enthusiasts, will bring
over 100 pilots of gyrocopters,
as well as helicopters, para-
planes and parachuting to the
Wauchula Municipal Airport,
five miles west of Wauchula off
Vandolah Road.
Spectators are welcomed.
Cost is $5 per vehicle. Conces-
sions are available from 9 a.m.
until dark. There will be flying
all day, a showcase fly-by,
demonstrations of spot landing
and other techniques, and,rides
available. Bring the family and
spend the day.
Sponsored by Sunstate State
Wing and Rotor Club, the five-
day annual event adds to the
regular gyrocopters seen in the
sky over west Wauchula by area
pilots.
Gyrocopters usually fly 1,000
feet or lower and at speeds up to
65 miles per hour. They can be
one-seater or two-seater, fixed
wing or ultralight, closed or
open cockpit.
Although they can stay aloft
up to three hours unless extra
fuel tanks are aboard, most
gyrocopter pilots just enjoy the
exhilaration of gliding over the
countryside.



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INDEX
Classifieds .....................6B
Courthouse Report.......6C
Community Calendar....7A
Crime Blotter..:.............4C
Fishing Forecast...........2A
Hardee Living................2B
Obits.......................... 4A
Puzzle............................7A
Roundups......................3A
School Lunch Menus.. .4C



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They are towed on equipment
similar to a boat trailer and
come from all over the nation,
some as far as Arizona. A new
world record was set here dur-
ing Bensen Days 1998.
An official from the National
Aeronautic Association was on
hand when Denver physician
Bill Clem, who specializes in
high altitude rescues, set a high
altitude record of 24,463 feet in
his open-cockpit rotorcraft. The
record was later certified by the
aeronautical board in France.
Gyrocopters have an engine-
powered propeller and unpow-
ered rotorblades, allowing them
to glide safely to the ground.
They were initially designed
by a Spanish nobleman Juan
DeLaCierva in the 1920s to
replace the unsafe WWI fixed
wing bomber.
The resulted Pitcairn was
developed also in the USA in
the late 1920s. One of its uses
was to deliver the mail, with
pilots taking off from the tops
.of post offices. Amelia Earhart
was one of those early pilots
and set an auto-gyrocopter alti-
tude record of 18,300 feet
which stood for years.
In the 1960s Igor Bensen be-
gan the modern era of gyro-
copter construction, In the late



'Blithe

Spirit'

On Stage

By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Costumes are being fitted,
lights checked and lines re-
hearsed as the Hardee County
Players prepare for the upcom-
ing performances of the hit
Broadway play "Blithe Spirit."
This witty comedy is about a
remarried widower, Charles,
and his current wife, Ruth.
They invite a woman by the
name of Madame Arcati to their
home to host a stance as their
research for an upcoming
novel.
As it turns out, Charles' de-
ceased first wife, Elvira, ap-
pears. Thus, an amusing love
triangle forms.
This smash hit comedy of the
London and Broadway stages
was written and produced by
the famed Noel Coward during
the darkest days of World War
II. It became the longest-run-
ning comedy in the history of
British theatre.
See BLITHE SPIRIT 3A


Lys' Flies In!
'70s he increased the high alti- of all ages can catch the exci
tude record to 19,100 feet, the ment of the gyrocopter enthu
only American record set by the ast. "Bring your family, con
Britisher. out and enjoy yourself,' sa
Although there are no plans Scott Lewis, president of t
for record-setting this year, kids Sunstate Club.


46






Commerce Park



Doubles In Size
$1.5 Million Purchase Of 104 Acres


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $1.5 million purchase will
almost double the space avail-
able at the county's industrial
park.
Officially called the Hardee
County Commerce Park, the
new purchase will add 104
acres to the park off SR 62
about one mile from U.S. 17.
The new site, south of the
current one, was purchased
from Dewey and Judith Terrell
for $1,526,500 by the Hardee
County Industrial Development
Authority (IDA) with a combi-
nation of a severance tax grant
of $900,000 and a $600,000
mortgage held by the Terrells.
The mortgage will probably be
paid off with another severance
tax grant this year. The pur-
chase met economic develop-
ment criteria that it be contigu-
ous to the current park and meet
appraisal values.
The addition enhances what
the county's economic develop-
ment teams are doing. Bill
Lambert, interim economic
development director, is head of


several of the boards involved
in the purchase. Late last year
he became interim director of
both the Economic Develop-
ment Council (EDC) and the
IDA. As part of that, he is the
manager of the Commerce
Park and Enterprise Zone,
which takes about half his time.
Coincidentally, he is' also
chairman of the Economic
Development Authority, the
severance tax board set up by
the state to receive and disburse
the extra severance tax dollars
set aside for economic develop-
ment. He was not EDC interim
director when the last round of
severance tax grants were
approved.
A couple of weeks ago, the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce (COC) moved from
its location at Wauchula City
Hall on East Main Street to the
EDC building at 401 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17 South), the log
cabin which is north of Court-
house Annex IL An open house
was held last week.
Combining their efforts at
See COMMERCE 10A


OuuRnlTEr PnHOu
Hardee County Players who will be performing the classic "Blithe Spirit" include (seated, from left) Louise Gantt,
Suzan Hendry, Bob Klobuchar, Sandy Scott and Tito Terrell; (standing) Dan Graham and Bethany Klobuchar.


Hot Spots For

Si Hooking Bream

.. .Column 3C


Car Seats Can

Save Child's Life

.. .Column 5B


This Time, Uanie' Needs Help
; Wl .
By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH think is-why we haveto.gothrough this again," says Wilson.
For The Herald-Advocate Although Arnold and her family's: hearts are heavy with grief
Most folks would recall Janie Arnold's smilifig face, outgoing, aid fear, they continue to put their faith in God and hope for the
personality and efficient hands in thinking of all the years she has best. Arnold's four children are also a big. motivation for her to'
served hungry Hardee Countians. a. push through these hard times.
Arnold has been a waitress since she was 16 years old, "I don't thinkGodj.is ready for me yet.-My.son, is, going.
working in several local restaurants. Now, she is a part into the ministry, and I want to live to.hearhim preach,"
owner of the Double J Restaurant in south Waucldla. she says. a d s
She and her si.:LI, Judy Wilson, opened up the Douple Arnold is without health insurance, .and she needs
J in 1989. .help in her firght-to'si-rvive this'dignb6sis.
Arnold has always been like family, to'so many There will be a benefit barbecue for Arnold on
people in Hardee County. Her friendliness and eager- a 'Saturday, Apri) 12,at the Moose Lodge on East
ness to help others has always attracted folks to her. Main Street i'-Wau-chula.Allproceeds will go.
This year, however, has been a difficult one for her as towardher medical treatment.
well as her surrounding friends and family; A yummy platter of-'half a chickeri, baked beans,
Arnold went in for a mammogram in fear that she cole slaw and d'ssertcanbe picked up starting at 11
had breast cancer. Two days later, she underwent a biop- a.m. for $8 per dinner.' Dinner tickets can be pur-
sy which revealed some hopeful reports. But when Arnold chased at First National Bank, Y.auchula.State Bank,
had surgery on the 26th of that same month, tests showed that Royal's Furniture and at the Wauchula Moose Lodge.
the cancer had, indeed, spread. Donations are also beingaccepted to help Arnold and her fam-
Not only has Arnold been diagnosed with this frightening dis- ily provide all that is needed to fight this deadly disease. To make
ease, she also is unable to walk, possibly due to arthritis in her a donation, call Wilson at the.Double J Resthurant at 767-0771.
leg. "This is a devastating thjig that will change your life overnight.
Arnold and Wilson are not new to this type of scenario. They However, I know in my heart thatI am going to make it because,
note that their other two sisters died from cancer years ago, as of my faith in God and prayer from my family and-friends," says
well as a niece. Arnold.
But when Wilson found out that her "little sister" Janie had' It is time for "her folks" to.support Arnold and her family.dur-
breast cancer, she was devastated, she says. "Janie is my little sis- ing this Lime bof dire. ned by serving the one who has served
ter. I don't want anything to happen to my little sister. All I can Hardee County all her life.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2008


The Herald-Advocate .
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage ,
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M.KRAHL
Managing Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Spaghetti Dinner To



Help Cancer Victim


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's been three months since
this newspaper has written
about cancer victim Jon Cornel-
ius, and things haven't gone
well in the interim.
Cornelius, 72, of Bowling
Green, has undergone another
surgery, this time to remove a
mass in his pelvic area, and has
begun yet another round of
chemotherapy.
To help defray medical ex-
penses that have drained his
finances, a spaghetti dinner will
be held this Saturday at the
Moose Lodge on East Main
Street in Wauchula. Meals will
be available beginning at 5:30
p.m., and can be eaten in the
lodge's dining room or taken
home.
Dinners will include spaghet-
ti, of course, and a salad and
garlic bread. A beverage is also
included for the $6 ticket price.
Tickets can be purchased at
the door, or from Jacobs In-
surance Agency on West Main


Street in downtown Wauchula
or at S&S Irrigation at 127 N.
George Burris Ave., also down-
town. Phone either business at
773-4815 or 773-6255, respec-
tively.
"It's been a rough year and a
half,"-says wife Nedra Cor-
nelius. Cancer was first discov-
ered in the colon, then a lung,
then the rectum and now the
pelvic area. Chemo has become
a routine. ,*j
"He's doing pretty good so
far," she says of her husband's
fight to live. "He keeps plug-
ging along. He has a good atti-
tude, and that's a big part of the
battle."
But like any war, the expense
is a drain.
"We had a nice nest egg,"
Nedra Cornelius says, "but it
got cracked and fried!"
Those wishing to help this
couple through the financial
nightmare of ongoing medical
bills may contribute by buying
tickets for Saturday's dinner.


K 2 Kelly's Column
By Jim


Sherry White Ministries will have its 4th annual Ladies
Retreat April 24-26 at Camp Wilderness in Fort Meade. Ths cost is
$115 and includes the Dean Sisters, Lily Prophetic Psalmist, Diane
Everhard, Denise Everett, Divine Purpose and Sherry White. Call
773-9777 to register.

Emory (Pinky) Reddick turned 84 on March 31. He lives in
Wauchula and worked as a pharmacist from 1949 to 2005. His son
Lee works for Florida Power Corp.

The Wauchula Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 12, will have
a benefit barbecue for Janie Arnold, who is battling cancer and is
co-owner of Double J Restaurant.
Pick up the dinners at the Moose Lodge east of Wauchula
beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $8 a dinner, which includes a half
chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and dessert. All proceeds will go
for medical treatment.
Tickets can be bought at First National Bank, Wauchula State
Bank, Royal's. Furniture, and the Moose Lodge.

UF Today magazine reports cogongrass is a nuisance in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. It has yel-
lowish green foliage and can reach 4 feet tall.
Cogongrass was introduced into Alabama as a packing mater-
ial in 1912 was tested as a forage crop in the 1920s, reports UF.
. There is a joint effort in Alachua and Marion counties to control
cogongrass by mowing, controlled burns and herbicides.

UF reports since 1977 sale of organic foods have increased by
20 percent annually and today account for 2.5 percent of overall
U.S. food sales. There are 150 certified organic producers in
Florida, ranging from a half acre to a 900-acre citrus farm near
Orlando.

Robert Cade, who died in November at age 80, invented
Gatorade in 1965 at UF at the request of a Gator assistant football
coach. Players were losing pounds of weight during a football
game through sweat. Dr. Cade created an electrolyte-laden solution
to rehydrate the football players, which led to the $5.5 billion a
year sports drink industry.
The first batches did not taste very good, and Gator head coach
Ray Graves tried the beverage first on the junior varsity team. The
Gators soon became know as a second-half team with more energy
than their opponents.

UF reports Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 Enola Gay
(named after his mother) over Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6. 1945,
to drop the first atomic bomb, died in November at age 92 in Ohio.
He learned to fly in Gainesville in 1933-24.
UF reports the bomb killed an estimated 70,000 to 100,000
people but helped shorten the war and prevent a U.S. invasion of
troops into Japan.
In a 1989 autobiography entitled "Flight of the Enola Gay,"
Tibbets wrote he was following orders but noted, "It is not easy for
a soldier to be detached from the misery he has created. Every
fighting man with normal sensitivity, even if he has simply pulled
a rifle trigger and slain a fellow soldier of another nationality, is
painfully aware that he has brought tragedy to some household."

The Story of Jesus, Florida's Passion Play, will be presented at
the Hardee Cattlemen's Arena, at 7:30 p.m. April 4-5, 11-12, and
18-19.
Our family saw the play on March 21, and it is truly outstand-
ing. Tickets are $12 to $16.


HuUnti n ishing Forecast


4/3/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:15 am
Sets: 7:46 pm
LoD: 12:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:31 am
Sets: 5:25 pm
Major Times
10:28 am-12:28 pm
10:53 pm-12:53 am
Minor Times
4:45 am-5:45 am
5:10 pm-6:10 pm
Prediction
Good
4/4/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 7:47 pm
LoD: 12:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:04 am
Sets: 6:28 pm
Major Times
11:15 am-l:15 pm
Minor Times


5:32 am-6:32 am
5:57 pm-6:57 pm
Prediction
Good
4/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:13 am
Sets: 7:47 pm
LoD: 12:34:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:37 am
Sets: 7:33 pm
Major Times
11:39 pm-l:39 am
12:05 pm-2:05 pm
Minor Times
6:22 am-7:22 am
6:47 pm-7:47 pm
Prediction
Better
4/6/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 7:48 pm
LoD: 12:36:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:14 am
Sets: 8:41 pm


Major Times
12:31 am-2:31 am
12:57 pm-2:57 pm
Minor Times
7:14 am-8:14 am
7:39 pm-8:39 pm
Prediction
Best
4/7/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:11 am
Sets: 7:48 pm
LoD: 12:37:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:54 am
Sets: 9:52 pm
Major Times
1:27 am-3:27 am
1:53 pm-3:53 pm
Minor Times
8:10 am-9:10 am
8:35 pm-9:35 pm
Prediction
Best
4/8/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:10 am
Sets: 7:49 pm


LoD: 12:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:40 am
Sets: 11:04pm
Major Times
2:26 am-4:26 am
2:52 pm-4:52 pm
Minor Times
9:09 am-10:09 am
9:34 pm-10:34 pm
Prediction
Best
4/9/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:09 am
Sets: 7:49 pm
LoD: 12:40:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:34 am
Sets: --:--
Major Times
3:27 am-5:27 am
3:53 pm-5:53 pm
Minor Times
10:10 am-ll:10 am
10:35 pm-ll:35 pm
Prediction
Better


CONVENIENCE RICE
Looking for an easy-to-pre-
pare crowd-pleaser that you can
feel good about serving to your
family? Just grab a box of rice,
right? Well, not always. Choose
the wrong box and you could
end up dishing out more than
half the recommended daily
limit of sodium in each portion.
While advertisements make it
seem like the perfect way to
simplify dinner preparation,
rice sold with its own "flavor
packet" is not such an easy sell
nutritionally. They may be con-
venient, but these products offer
little more than refined grains
and lots of excess sodium.
Eating a one-cup portion of
rice prepared according to
package directions (including
the prepackaged seasonings and
added margarine) can provide
up to 1,350 milligrams (mg) of
sodium. Compare that to the
U.S. Dietary Guidelines' rec-
ommended limit of 2,300 mg
per day and you're well on your
way to sodium overload.
Sodium recommendations
are designed to prevent or con-
trol high blood pressure and
reduce risk of stomach cancer.
While the guidelines are set for
the general public, people that
are more sensitive to the blood
pressure-raising effects of sodi-
um namely black men and
women, older adults and those
already diagnosed with hyper-
tension are encouraged to
limit sodium even further 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 sea-
sonings, you not only eliminate
the extra sodium, you add plen-
ty of additional nutrients, too.
Brown rice is the whole-grain
form of rice, with more than
double the dietary fiber of its
Thite, refined counterpart. It


also provides more vitamin B-
6, magnesium and selenium, as
well as additional phytochemi-
cals with antioxidant properties
that seem to help stave off can-
cer and heart disease. While tra-
ditional 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 prob-
lem 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 sea-
soning. 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 serv-
ing of ricepnd 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 gin-
ger. Substituting vegetable
stock or low-sodium chicken
broth for the cooking water also
adds nice flavor 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 table-
spoons of margarine usually re-
commended on package direc-
tions. Less added fat means
fewer calories, and eliminating
the margarine (or butter) also
decreases the sodium by about
100 mg. Alternatively, you can
leave out the added fat com-
pletely if you like.
To boost nutrition even fur-
ther, slip a few servings of veg-
etables even fruit into
your rice dish. Shredded car-
rots, chopped canned tomatoes,
raisins, dried apricots and
pineapple all add color and
nutrients.


Nutrition Notes


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


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida i have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
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Survey Asks


Churches

About Help
The West Central Florida
Area Agency on Aging is con-
ducting a survey of religious
congregations to learn what
places of worship provide
regarding health, social, recre-
ational and emergency pro-
grams.
"It is important that we know
what programs are already in
place and what religious con-
gregations would like to do in
the future," Maureen Kelly,
chief executive officer, said.
"We want to expand our part-
nerships with the religious com-
munity and work together to
identify and serve the needs of
elders and caregivers in our
communities."
The survey, which is being
conducted and tabulated by Dr.
Jennifer Salmon of the Aging
Research Group, addresses pro-
grams for seniors as well as for
younger adults and children.
The survey was mailed to a
sample of religious congrega-
tions in Hardee, Highlands,
Manatee and Polk counties.
Results should be available in
June.
Churches that receive this 20-
minute survey in the mail are
urged to complete it and return
it in a prepaid envelope.
Questions about the survey
should be directed to Salmon at
(727) 344-0175.






Classes Set
For Drivers
Pre-registration is required
for a pair of driver education
classes at South Florida
Community College, 2698
U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green. Each has a cost of
$28 and each is on Saturday,
April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
One class is the Safe
Driving Accident Prevention
Program for drivers who
have received a citation. The
other is Alcohol-Drug Acci-
dent Prevention Training for
first-time driver license appli-
,cants. For more information,
call 773-2252.


DR. PALMER HONORED


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Dr. Ernest Palmer, who retired Dec. 31 after a 42-year medical career in Hardee County,
was honored Monday by Florida Hospital Wauchula and its medical staff. The
clock/plaque stated Florida Hospital Heartland Division was honoring Palmer "in
recognition and appreciation of 15 years of continuous, loyal and conscientious ser-
vice to Florida Hospital Wauchula from 1993 to 2008." Dr. Joseph Toulouse presented
roses to Gayle Palmer, the doctor's wife of 53 years. They have four children and 10
grandchildren. Dr. Palmer also practiced medicine for five years in Miami and New
Orleans before moving to Wauchula. He has been a surgeon, delivered babies and spe-
cialized in many fields including heart, family and elderly practice. He used to be a co-
owner of Palmetto Medical Clinic & Hospital. Palmer received high praise from
Toulouse and Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Florida Hospital Heartland Division.
Shown (from left) are Toulouse, local hospital administrator Linda Adler, the Palmers
and Tim Cook.


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The cast performing this pop-
ular play includes Hardee
County Players regulars Bob
Klobuchar, Dan Graham and
Tito Terrell. Newcomers wel-
comed to the stage are Sandy
Scott, Susan Hendry, Louise
Gantt and Bethany Klobuchar.
You can see "Blithe Spirit"
this weekend at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditor-
ium, 225 E. Main St. The
Friday and Saturday perfor-
mances begin at 7:30 p.m., and
the curtain will go up for the
Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and
$5 for children 12 and under.


and are available at the door.
Reservations can be made for
groups of 20 or more. For more
information, call 767-1220 or
visit the Players Web site at
www.hardeecountyplayers.com
Hardee County Players,
which was first organized and
incorporated in 1993, strives to
preserve, promote and perform


non-protessional, live theater in
Hardee County.
Head on down to the City
Hall Auditorium and witness
the comedy masterpiece that
has traveled from its original
debut in London on to Broad-
way and now to Hardee County,
performed by the county's very
own local actors.


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there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking
around.
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MILDRED TAYLOR
MARSH
Mildred Taylor Marsh, 86, of
Orlando, died Tuesday, March
18, 2008 in Orlando.
Born July 14, 1921, in Doth-
an, Alae, she graduated from
Auburn University with a de-
gree in home economics. She
was employed by the Florida
Agricultural Service as a home
demonstrations agent in Jack-
sonville, Fort Pierce and Wau-
chula, whdre she met her hus-
band Alex "A.M." Marsh.
After his service in the U.S.
Air Force, they moved to Fort
Pierce, then Orlando in 1956.
She was a home economics
teacher in Orange County for
17 years. She was a 51-year
member of the Downtown
Baptist Church, formerly the
First Baptist Church of
Orlando.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 60 years Alex Marsh; a
son, Dr. Michael Marsh and his
wife Jane; two sisters, Mary
Taylor Browning of Cocoa and
Lucille Taylor Megaha of
Pensacola; two sisters-in-law,
Mae Frank Himrod and Doris
Rhyan, both of Wauchula; and
four grandchildren, Capt.
Andrew Marsh and wife Kara,
and Joe, Seth and Lydia of Port
Republic, Va.
Visitation was Friday, March
21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Satur-
day, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at
the funeral home with Ed
Moses officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Greenwood Cemetery
in Orlando.
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NOEL "BUD"
LOVELAND
Noel "Bud" Loveland, 89,
of Bowling Green, died on
Thursday, March 27, 2008, at
his home.
Born in Grand Meadow,
Minn., on Nov. 21, 1918, he
came to Bowling Green from
Pillager, Minn., in 1953. He
was a farmer, served in the
U.S. Army in WWII, and was
a founding member of the
Peace Valley Lutheran
Church.
He was preceded in death
by parents Frank and Sadie
Loveland; a brother, Franklin
Loveland; and two sisters,
Hazel Nichols and Bernice
Ratliff.
He is survived by Imogene
Yvonne "Genie" Loveland,
his wife of 67 years; two
daughters, Carol Allgood and
husband Mike, and Patty
Franks and husband Jimmy;
five grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held
Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
funeral home with Pastor
Bruce Sommerfield officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

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


PAULINE M. HILTON
Pauline M. Hilton, 93, for-
merly of Wauchula, died Mon-
day, March 31, 2008, in Au-
bumdale.
Born in Alma, Ga., on June
15, 1914, she came to Wauchula
from Georgia in 1977. She was
a homemaker and member of
the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Carl W. Hilton; a
son, Dewey Hilton and wife
Annette; and two grandchil-
dren, Bill and Sylvia.
Survivors include a sister,
Essie Bennett, of Bartow; a
nephew, Randy Bennett and
wife Lynn of Brandon; three
nieces, Martha Bell and hus-
band Bill of Bartow, Jeannie
Jernigan and husband Wayne of
Wauchula, and Mary Beth
Bryant and husband Minor of
Bowling Green; numerous
great-nieces and nephews; and
one great-great-niece.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
where services were conducted
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken
Smith officiating. Interment
will follow later at Big Creek
Cemetery, Alma, Ga.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

JUAN VICTOR
CASTREJON
Juan Victor Castrejon, infant,
died, Sunday, March 30, 2008
in Sebring.
He is survived by his parents
Juan Castrejono-Garcia and
Guadalupe Martinez.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Wednesday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with the Rev. Vincente
Clemente officiating. Interment
followed in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


















ROBERTA ANN
"PENNI' FILICE

Roberta Ann "Penni"
Filice, 57, of Wauchula, died
Wednesday, March 26, 2008,
at her home.
Born in Smyth County,
Va., she came to Hardee
County 12 years ago from
Oregon. She was a home-
maker.
Survivors include her hus-
band Joseph Filice of Wau-
chula; and two sons, Herman
"Frederick" Filice of Indiana,
and Dominic Filice of Wau-
chula.
A memorial gathering was
held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the
funeral home.



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NOEL "BUD" LOVELAND
Noel "Bud" Loveland, 89, of
Bowling Green, died on Thurs-
day, March 27, 2008, at his
home.
Born in Grand Meadow,
Minn., on Nov. 21, 1918, he
came to Bowling Green from
Pillager, Minn., in 1953. He
was a farmer, served in the U.S.
Army in WWII, and was a
founding member of the Peace
Valley Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by
parents Frank and Sadie Love-
land; a brother, Franklin Love-
land; and two sisters, Hazel
Nichols and Bernice Ratliff.
He is survived by Imogene
Yvonne "Genie" Loveland, his
wife of 67 years; two daughters,
Carol Allgood and husband
Mike, and Patty Franks and
husband Jimmy; five grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was held Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the funeral home
with Pastor Bruce Sommerfield
officiating. Interment followed
in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


WILLIE "MOHEAD"
MUNN JR.
Willie "Mohead" Munn Jr.,
75, of Wauchula, died on Mon-
day, March 24, 2008, at home.
Born Sept. 30, 1932 in St.
Augustine, he was a citrus
laborer.
He is survived by eight chil-
dren, Robert Pace and Floyd
Whitley, both of Wauchula,
Kathy Whitley of Lakeland,
Jacqueline Dozier and husband
Kelvin of Avon Park, Kenuated
Baggett and Isaac Smith of
Winter Haven, Lakeysha Kirk-
land of New York and Alan
Kirkland of Ocala; a sister,
Hattie Mae Brown; and 10
grandchildren, Alexander Jack-
son Jr., Sharica Jackson, Ken-
yetta Dejernetti, Tiehesha Fig-
ueroa, Tehyhundra Whitley,
Floyd Whitley Jr., Tiara Whit-
ley, Isiah Whitley, Michael Bell
and Aleatha Whitley; and a host
of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m. at New
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in
Wauchula. Funeral services are
Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church
with Hoover Pace officiating.
Interment will follow in Mag-
nolia Manor Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


















LOU VERNE BARKLEY
Lou Verne Barkley, 83, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
March 28, 2008, at Florida
Hospital-Lake Placid.
Born in Canton, N.Y., on
Aug. 22, 1924, she came to
Wauchula from New York in
1961. She was manager of
Western Union Stores, a
member of Peace Valley
Lutheran Church, member of
the Elks and an active mem-
ber of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by Dexter
Barkley, her husband of 63
years; a son, Ray Barkley Sr.
of Winter Haven; a daughter,
Rebecca Yarborough of
Zephyrhills; a brother,
Frederick Hobbs of Jefferson
City, Mo.; three grandchil-
dren; and four great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Funeral services
were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at
the funeral home with Pastor
Bruce Sommerfield officiat-
ing.


Obituaries


LOU VERNE BARKLEY
Lou Verne Barkley, 83, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
March 28, 2008, at Florida
Hospital-Lake Placid.
Born in Canton, N.Y., on
Aug. 22, 1924, she came to
Wauchula from New York in
1961. She was manager of
Western Union Stores, a mem-
ber of Peace Valley Lutheran
Church, member of the Elks
and an active member of the
Eastern Star.
She is survived by Dexter
Barkley, her husband of 63
years; a son, Ray Barkley Sr. of
Winter Haven; a daughter,
Rebecca Yarborough of Zephyr-
hills; a brother, Frederick
Hobbs of Jefferson City, Mo.;
three grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Wednes-
day at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home with Pastor Bruce
Sommerfield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Hope of Hardee
of the Alzheimer's Association,
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


JAMIE SHANE WELLS
Jamie Shane Wells, died
Saturday, March 29, 2008.
She was a minister, had a
Christian radio program, was a
ballerina, airline stewardess, a
registered nurse, founder and
operator of "Jan's School of
Southern Charm." and part-
owner of Ranch Reality.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 22 years, Jay Wells;
mother Ruby Howze of Wau-
chula; a brother, Pastor Harold
"Hal" Howze and wife Connie
of Zolfo Springs and their chil-
dren Mandy, Joshua and Caleb.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services will be today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at
Florida's First Assembly of God
Church in Wauchula. Interment
will follow at Friendship
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


ROBERTA ANN PENNII"
FILICE
Roberta Ann "Penni" Filice,
57, of Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, March 26,, 2008,, at her
home.
Born i,,Smyth ~County, Va.,
she came to Hardee County 12
years ago from Oregon. She
was a homemaker.
Survivors include her hus-'
band Joseph Filice of Wau-
chula; and two sons, Herman
"Frederick" Filice of Indiana,
and Dominic Filice of Wau-
chula.
A memorial gathering was
held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the
funeral home.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


DEBRA ANN TORRES
Debra Ann Torres, 38, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, March
25, 2008, at Bowling Green.
Born March 1, 1970 in San
Antonio, Texas, she came to
Wauchula 20 years ago. She
was a housekeeper and of the
Catholic faith.
She is survived by her par-
ents Jose L. Torres and Aurelia
Torres of Wauchula; a son,
Estaban Gayona of Wauchula;
four, daughters, Veronica and
Jessica Torres, Olivia Sanchez
and Manulita Guzman, all of
Wauchula; three brothers, Jesse
Martinez, Jose L. Torres Jr. and
wife Darlene, and Adam Torres
Sr. and wife Amanda, all of
Wauchula; two sisters, Nancy
Martinez and Aurelia Torres,
both of Wauchula; and three
grandchildren, Kiona Hernan-
dez, Briana Hernandez and
Jissele Rivera.
Visitation was Sunday,
March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Funeral ser-
vices were Monday at 10 a.m.
at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Interment followed at Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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DEBRA ANN
TORRES
Debra Ann Torres, 38, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday,
March 25, 2008, at Bowling
Green.
Born March 1, 1970 in San
Antonio, Texas, she came to
Wauchula 20 years ago. She
was a housekeeper and of the
Catholic faith.
She is survived by her par-
ents Jose L. Torres and
Aurelia Torres of Wauchula;
a son, Estaban Gayona of
,Wauchula; four daughters,
Veronica and Jessica Torres,
Olivia Sanchez and Manulita
Guzman, all of Wauchula;
three brothers, Jesse Martin-
ez, Jose L. Torres Jr. and wife
Darlene, and Adam Torres Sr.
and wife Amanda, all of
Wauchula; two sisters, Nancy
Martinez and Aurelia Torres,
both of Wauchula; and three
grandchildren, Kiona Hern-
andez, Briana Hernandez and
Jissele Rivera.
Visitation was Sunday,
March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Funeral
services were Monday at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church. Interment followed
at Wauchula Cemetery.



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GREGORIO ISMAEL
TORRES
Gregorio Ismael Torres, nine
months, of Wauchula, died,
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in
Bowling Green.
He was born May 31, 2007,
in Arcadia.
lie is survived by his grand-
parents, Jose L. Torres and
Aurelia Torres of Wauchula; a
brother, Estaban Gayona of
Wauchula; and four sisters,
Veronica and Jessica Torres,
Olivia Sanchez and Manulita
Guzman, all of Wauchula.
Visitation was Sunday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Monday
at 10 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church. Interment fol-
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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WILLIE "MOHEAD"
MUNN JR.
Willie "Mohead" Munn
Jr., 75, of Wauchula, died on
Monday, March 24, 2008, at
home.
Born Sept. 30, 1932 in St.
Augustine, he was a citrus
laborer.
He is survived by eight
children, Robert Pace and
Floyd Whitley, both of
Wauchula, Kathy Whitley of
Lakeland, Jacqueline Dozier
and husband Kelvin of Avon
Park, Kenuated Baggett and
Isaac Smith of Winter Haven,
Lakeysha Kirk-land of New
York and Alan Kirkland of
Ocala; a sister, Hattie Mae
Brown; and 10 grandthil'
dren, Alexander Jack-son Jr.,
Sharica Jackson, Kenyetta
Dejernetti, Tiehesha Fig-
ueroa, Tehyhundra Whitley,
Floyd Whitley Jr., Tiara
Whitley, Isiah Whitley,
Michael Bell and Aleatha
'Whitley; and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Visitation is tomorrow
(Friday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at
New Mount Zion A.M.E.
Church in Wauchula. Funeral
services are Saturday at 2
p.m. at the church with
Hoover Pace officiating.
Interment will follow in
Magnolia Manor Cemetery.



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Wauchula



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ROYAL HEARTS


Congratulations to Jamie
Shane Wells, who is in heaven
with her Lord Jesus Christ.
Jamie went on to be with
Jesus on Saturday evening,
March 29, 2008.
Jamie will be missed by all,
but especially by her beloved
partner-for-life, her loyal and
committed husband Jay. This
precious child of God was an
ambassador for Jesus Christ
and a continual prayer war-
rior, always putting others
above herself. She was forev-
er concerned for every per-
son: for both their well-being
and their soul.
Even if you never were
personally introduced to
Jamie, if she ever even got a
glimpse of you, there is a very
good chance that she was
interceding to God for you.
Jamie contributed im-
mensely to her community.
First of all, Jamie was a giver.
Her benevolence was trig-
gered by her love for all peo-
ple. She gave both of herself
and her possessions.
Jamie was ordained as a
minister of the gospel in 1982
at Calvary Christian Center,
Keller, Texas. At that time,
she had a nationwide ministry
of putting one-minute testi-
monies of Christian Rodeo
Champions' experiences of
God's grace and salvation on
national country-western
radio stations. Over the years,
Jamie was a ballerina on the
ambassadorial staff at
Cypress Gardens for over
three years' and an airline
stewardess.
She founded and operated
"Jan's School of Southern
Charm." She had a Christian
radio show. She owned and
operated Ranch Reality as a
broker. But, most of all, she


was a devoted wife and help-
meet to her beloved husband
Jay and a servant of the Lord
Jesus Christ.
A graduate of Hardee
County High School and
South Florida Junior College,
Jamie also received a degree
in agriculture at Stevensville,
Texas, and a degree in nursing
at Polk Community College,
becoming a registered nurse.
Jamie is survived by her
devoted husband of 22 years,
Jay Wells; her mother Ruby
Howze; her brother Pastor
Harold "Hal" Howze and his
wife Connie and their chil-
dren, Mandy, Joshua and
Caleb; uncles, aunts and
cousins; many endeared
friends; and very best friends
of 27 years, Glendyr Kiracofe
and Susan Schuper, from
Baltimore, Md.
The celebration services
were as follows: the viewing
was held at Brant Funeral
Home in Wauchula from 6 to
8 p.m. on Wednesday even-
ing, April 2, and the worship
and going away gathering will
be held at Florida's First
Assembly of God Church in
Wauchula at 11 a.m. this
morning (Thursday), fol-
lowed by a graveside service
at Friendship Cemetery.
"To my precious Darling,
Sweetheart. Thank you for the
best 22 years a wife could
ever give a husband. You are
my wife, and best friend, for
eternity, my only true love,
forever my love. And, I will
see you at home one day to be
together with our Lord Jesus
Christ. You have been the
most precious gift God has
given me and I will always
cherish you as my wife. I love
you forever."
Your husband, Jay


PAULINE M. HILTON
Pauline M. Hilton, 93, for-
merly of Wauchula, died
Monday, March 31, 2008, in
Auburndale.
Born in Alma, Ga., on
June 15, 1914, she came to
Wauchula from Georgia in
1977. She was a homemaker
and member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Carl W.
Hilton; a son, Dewey Hilton
and wife Annette; and two
grandchildren, Bill and
Sylvia.
Survivors include a sister,
Essie Bennett, of Bartow; a
nephew, Randy Bennett and
wife Lynn of Brandon; three
nieces, Martha Bell and hus-
band Bill of Bartow, Jeannie
Jernigan and husband Wayne
of Wauchula, and Mary Beth
Bryant and husband Minor of
Bowling Green; numerous
great-nieces and nephews;
and one great-great-niece.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
where services were conduct-
ed at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Ken Smith officiating. Inter-
ment will follow later at Big
Creek Cemetery, Alma, Ga.

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Maria Lopez Martinez
July 28, 1946 April 2, 2007
We little knew that morning
that God was going to call
your name. In life we loved
you dearly. In death we do
the same. It broke our
hearts to lose you, you did
not go alone; for part of us
went with you, the day God
called you home. You left us
peaceful memories, your
love is still our guide; and
though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the
same, but as God calls us
one by one, the chain will
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CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND
USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

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

Amendment #08-02-SS: A change of the official future land use classi-
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property" consisting of approximately 6.47 acres

A public hearing will be held on the 14th day of April 2008, at 6:00 RM., and there-
after Ordinance 2008-05A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon
the second reading at City Hall, 225 East Main. Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which
public hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard,.as to any
and all matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
Comments to Amendment #08-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if
submitted on or before the hearing dates.

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

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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
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CASTREJON
Juan Victor Castrejon, in-
fant, died, Sunday, March 30,
2008 in Sebring.
He is survived by his par-
ents Juan Castrejono-Garcia
and Guadalupe Martinez.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services, were
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church
with the Rev. Vincente Cle-
mente officiating. Interment
followed'-in Bowling Green
Cemetery.



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GREGORIO ISMAEL
TORRES
Gregorio Ismael Torres,
nine months, of Wauchula,
died, Tuesday, March. 25,
2008 in Bowling Green.
He was born May 31,
2007, in Arcadia.
He is survived by his
grandparents, Jose L. Torres
and Aurelia Torres of Wau-
chula; a brother, Estaban
Gayona of Wauchula; and
four sisters, Veronica and
Jessica Torres, Olivia San-
chez and Manulita Guzman,
all of Wauchula.
Visitation was Sunday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Funeral services
were Monday at 10 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Interment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery



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Wauchula



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COURTESY PHOTO
During the week of St. Valentine's Day, the Student Council at North Wauchula Elementary School sponsored a King
& Queen of Hearts contest. Participants gathered votes by collecting pennies in decorated canisters. The top school-
wide vote-getters were then pronounced King and Queen of Hearts, and they ruled NWE for the day. Of course, no
royal heads would be complete without a royal court. The Court of Hearts was made up of the top vote-getters from
each grade level. The funds raised by the Student Council will be used to reward students of the month and other
new programs being sponsored by the council. The King & Queen of Hearts and their Court are (first row, from left)
Anahi Cano and Bryce Rucker; (second row) Devin Tucker, Jennifer Hinerman, King Austin Wallace, Queen Audra
Weeks, Janie Elizalde and Alyssa Beers; (third row) Matthew Green, Paige Bursler, Carlos Perez and Halie Strey.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Lozano Wins In 35 Seconds


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It never gets old.
Bowling Green 18-year-old
boxer Daniel Lozano improved
his outstanding record and
added another championship
belt to his collection. And, it
only took 35 seconds.
Lozano handily won the
Florida State Golden Gloves
belt in bouts held kin Boca
Raton last weekend. He decked
Miami's Kabir Rodriguez about
15 seconds into the first round.
Rodriguez got up and contin-
ued boxing until Lozano cor-
nered him and landed another
left, dropping Rodriguez, who
got up but was woozy and the
bout was stopped just 35 sec-
onds after it began.
The brief bout can be seen on
Youtube. Additional informa-
tion is on floridagoldengloves.-
com. Lozano fights in the open
division for ages 17-34.
The win puts Lozano on the
road to the National Golden
Gloves competition which will
be held June 16-21 in Mar-
quette, Mich.
Ranked last' year at number
two in the USA Boxing stand-
ings, Lozano went to Colorado
Springs, Colo., last August for
an Olympic tryout, hoping to
beat number one Luis Yanez of
Duncanville, Texas in the light
flyweight division, 106 pounds,
but was not successful.
While the experience was
good for him, Lozano returned
to train harder and, hopefully,
begin a pro career later this


year, after the national bouts.
He has been coached by his
father Daniel Lozano for about
10 years.
Interestingly, one of the pro-
teges also coached by the older
Daniel Lozano in Omega
Boxing is 13-year-old Ruber'


Ozuna, also of Bowling Green.
Ozuna boxed in the Junio:
Golden Gloves last weekend.
He fought four opponents
Timothy Hunter, Erickson
Lubin, Ishmael Altman and,
Jorge Rodriguez in the 95-
pound division for ages 13-14.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Bowling Green amateur boxing teen Daniel Lozano hefts
another championship belt to join others he has gath-
ered in 10 years of boxing


'Cats Claw Bulldogs, Tornadoes


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine
took two of the three games
they played last week.
The varsity 'Cats defeated
Frostproof and Sarasota Booker
on the road before losing at
home to the visiting Sebring
Blue Streaks.
After this week's break,
Hardee has four games left on
the regular schedule. It starts
Tuesday at Palmetto. There are
back-to-back home games April
11 vs. DeSoto and April 15 vs.
Bartow. The season finale is
April 17 at Fort Meade.
The Class 4A District 10
tournament is at Braden River
April 21-25.

HARDEE 9,
FROSTPROOF 8
The Wildcats played their
fifth one-run game in recent
weeks. They opened the scoring
with a trio of-tallies in the top of
the first.
Scott Donaldson led off with
a double and Dan Timmons
added another, bringing Don-
aldson home. Brek McCleni-
than and Cody Gullatt both
walked. An errant fielder's
choice by Kaleb Saunders
allowed two more runners to
score.
Tyler Cobb set the Bulldogs
down in order in their first at-
bat. In the second inning,
Hardee stranded McClenithan
, ,and Frostproof left a pair of
runners on base.
Hardee padded its lead in the
.top of the third, when Adam
Cartwright was hit by a pitch
and ran the bases on hits by
Saunders and Tyler Robertson.
It was 4-0.
The Bulldogs cut that in half
with two runs in the home half
of the third on a walk, hit bats-
man and long single to right
field. It was 4-2.
Donaldson homered in the
fourth to make it 5-2. Frost-


proof got that run back with a
walk and pair of hits.
Hardee bats were silent in the
fifth, when Frostproof forged in
front with five runs on a combi-
nations of walks and hit batters
with a final single clearing all
but the batter Kyle Buchanan. It
was 5-8.
The Wildcats regained the
lead with four scores in the top
of the sixth, on two hits, an
error and walk.
Frostproof stranded a batter
in the sixth, a Hardee runner
was retired in the seventh on a
double play and the Bulldogs
went down in order in the home
half of the- seventh, giving
Hardee the 9-8 win.

HARDEE 7,
BOOKER 3
Hardee stranded runners in
both the first and second
frames, while Wildcat senior
hurler Saunders struck out five
of the first six batters he faced.
Hardee again forged in front,
plating three runners in the top
of the third on hits by Donald-
son, McClenithan, Gullatt, Carl
Basey and Saunders, with a sac-
rifice by Kalan Royal helping
the cause. Booker got one run
back on an Evan Walters triple
and Luis Ricardo hit. Saunders
struck two of the last three bat-
ters.
Neither team put up runs in
the fourth, each leaving some-
one on base.
The Wildcats stretched the
lead to 5-1 with a Gullatt triple,
balk, Saunders single, walk and
error. The Tornadoes made it 5-
2 with another run in the home
half of the inning, but left the
bases jammed. They added an-
other score in the sixth on a hit
batsman and error. It was 5-3.
Hardee left two on board in
the top of the sixth, but plated
two more runners in the top of
the seventh on walks and hits.
Booker stranded two in the bot-


tom of the seventh and the
Wildcats won 7-3.

SEBRING 6,
HARDEE 0
It was a Sebring victory from
the get-go. The Streaks sent all
nine batters to the plate in the
first inning and brought four
home, leaving two stranded but-
taking a 4-0 lead.
Wildcat lefty Timmons set-
tled down and allowed only two
more runs for the rest of the
game, one on a Jordan Williams
triple and an error, and another
on an Adam Simmons solo
homer. Timmons struck out a
half dozen Blue Streaks.
Simmons, a senior, had a
homer and pair of doubles to
maintain his victory as he
pitched six solid innings, strik-.
ing out a dozen and limiting
Hardee to a Saunders hit.
Another senior, Tony Vasquez,
gave up a seventh-inning hit to
Gullatt before ending the game.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior varsity Wildcats
kept the pressure on and beat
the visiting Port Charlotte
junior Pirates last week.
It was one of two games.
They also battled visiting Se-
bring in a 5-3 loss on Friday
afternoon.
The young 'Cats traveled to
Port Charlotte on Tuesday of
this week for a 1 p.m. game.
Then, they may get some
Spring Break, although they
play Tuesday at home against
Palmetto and may have some
practices. The season finale is at
DeSoto next Friday. It may be a
double-header, two five-inning
games to make up the game
cancelled on March 11.
The junior 'Cats opened last
week's action with a Wednes-
day home game against Port
Charlotte. It was a 1-1 game
after the first inning, Hardee
getting its score on a Conner
Davis homer.
The junior Pirates plunged
ahead in a five-run third innings
on a combinations of walks and
hits. It was 1-6
Hardee broke that in half with
a pair of scores in the bottom of
the fourth. Conner Davis dou-
bled and trotted home on a Kyle
Ward double. Carson Davis was
safe on a dinker in which there
was an error. Josh Rickett kept
it going. When it stopped
Hardee was down 3-6.
That changed to 7-6 when
Hardee plated four more runs in
the home half of the fifth. Ward,
Dalton Farr, Carson Davis and
Rickett scored on a combina-
tion of hits and a Jake Mayer
walk, which brought the final
score home.
Holding the Pirates scoreless
for the rest of the game, Hardee
put up three more runs in the
sixth for the 10-6 win.
Ward, Farr, Lincoln Saunders
and Rickett each stroked a pair
of the 13 hits the young 'Cats
had.
Ward pitched on Friday,
when the JV had the afternoon
'game in a double-header a-
gainst the Sebring Blue Streaks.
Sebring loaded the bases in
the first inning and a Jessie
Baker hit to center field brought
two of them home.
Hardee chipped away at that
2-0 advantage. 1,~ayer smacked
a stand-up douWie to the left
field fence. Conner Davis
walked. When no one was cov-
ering first on a Saunders bunt,
the bases were loaded. Ward
flied out. Farr took a 2-2 pitch
to right center to bring Mayer
home. Conner Davis was out
trying to tie the score.


After Carson Davis drew a
walk to reload the bases,
Rickett slipped past the first
sacker to score Saunders and tie
the game 2-2. The bases were
left jammed when the third out
occurred.
The game rocked on through
the second and third innings. In
the top of the fourth Sebring
broke the tie with a run on two
hits and an error,
Hardee waited until the bot-
tom of the fifth to even the
score. With two away, Ward
walked. Kendall Mink went in
as a courtesy runner for the
pitcher. Farr sliced one up the
middle. A Carson Davis hit
brought Mink home. Rickett
was hit by a pitch and loaded
the bases but the third out left it
a tie game.
, Sebring once again broke the
tie, plating a run in the top of
the sixth. Johnny Knight dou-


bled. Riley McKenna singled to
put runners on the corners. On
a Matthew Grubb fielder's
choice, a high hopper, third
baseman Saunders elected to
come home. Catcher Marcus
Chancey had the ball when
Knight came in standing up and
knocked the ball loose. It was 4-
3.
Sebring brought a new pitch-
er in, a sidearmer named Kevin
Wellburn. He retired Hardee in
the bottom of the sixth. In the
top of the seventh, Sebring
added an insurance run on a
Cody Hoffner double to center
and an error. Dylan Sanders
skipped one to right field to
score Hoffner and give Sebring
a 5-3 lead.
That stood as Hardee left
Saunders and Carson Davis
stranded when the game ended.
Sebring won 5-3.


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NEED SPACE? -'As you arrive home from work, you press
the garage button ready to pull inside only to find that the space for
your car has been replaced by mountains of junk.
If every attempt to let go of your old possessions has failed, the
new B&J Storage has the perfect solution to your messy problem.
B&J Storage, at 667 S. Fifth Ave. (along northbound U.S. 17)
in Wauchula, has recently opened and is offering residents of
Hardee County storage units to contain those old and valuable pos-
sessions.
Owners Joe and Belva Vance take pride in the fact that B&J
Storage provides the only gated units with a keypad entrance in
Hardee County. They also are the only storage business that offers
climate-controlled units.
Units come in all sizes, including small, medium and large.
The size determines cost.


THURSDAY, APRIL 3
/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
VHardee County School
Bdard, budget workshop,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 2 p.m.
V/Bowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
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THURSDAY, APRIL 10
V'Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

If you want others to be
happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, prac-
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Deadline is Friday, April 11, for "The Beauty of Nature" poetry contest sponsored by the
Hardee County Friends of the Library. The contest coincides with April as National
Poetry Month, and it will declare winners in four divisions, one each for elementary,
junior- and senior-high students and one for adults. Entries must be original and never
published. They may fill only one page, typed or handwritten. Include your name,
school and teacher if applicable, and phone number on the back. Poems may be taken
to the Hardee County Public Library in Courthouse Annex II in Wauchula, 315 N. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17).


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
The new B&J Storage on U.S. 17 in Wauchula offers
gated, climate-controlled storage units ranging from
small to large to help unclutter your life.
The Vances hope to expand the business on the potential
development lands to the front and back. They are not only excited
about their own personal growth, but also the growth of Hardee
County.
Hardee County is growing, and hopefully we will be ready for
that growth. We are positive about the future of Hardee County,"'
said Joe Vance.
To rent a unit or get more information, call 773-4855.
PRESIDENTAL CHANGE Seacoast National Bank of
Wauchula would like to welcome new president Mark Atom Smith.
Smith will be replacing the 45-year career veteran Joe G. Mullins
in July.
Smith attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he
earned a bachelor degree in economics, and is a graduate of the
Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida. His career
history includes time as executive vice president, senior lending
officer and chief credit officer for the Community Bank of Naples,
and stints at First National Bank of Naples, Barnett Bank of Naples
and BancFlorida. Smith also has been a board member, Leadership
Division president, Government Relations Committee member,
and a BancPac board member with the Florida Bankers
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
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For the week ended March 27, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,157 com-
pared to 5,393 last week and 7,228 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady, feeder
steers and heifers unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 125.00-180.00;
300-400 lbs., 115.00-148.00; and
400-500 lbs., 98.00-134.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 105.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 95.00-123.00; and
400-500 lbs., 89.00-109.00


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Slaughter Bulls:
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Teacher Carol Ezelle and her ninth-grade honors science class at Hardee Senior High
School recently decided to write books and then share them with young children. The
students researched the rock cycle, spending about two weeks on the project. They
also had to find out what every word meant in order to explain it in a way second
graders could understand. Each group turned in a rough draft to make sure each story
was appropriate and accurate. The students then illustrated the books and made mod-
els of the rocks in their stories. "I am so proud of each and every group. They have
worked hard and have really enjoyed this project!" said Ezelle. When the project was
finished, it was time to face the real critics. Last Friday, Outdoor Classroom teacher
Kayton Nedza, Ezelle and reading coach Martha Shiver headed to Bowling Green
Elementary to meet with the kids. Twelve groups of teenagers rotated and read aloud
to the youngsters in the school's lunchroom. Afterward, the HHS students were reward-
ed with a lunch at McDonald's. Top photo shows (from left) Luis Mata and Bobby Floyd
ready to read their book, "Ralphy the Rock," to Jazlyn Perry, Samuel Godinez and Juan
Gaiton. Below, Myliekia Stevenson reads her book, "Roger the Rock," to Stephanie
Figueroa, Naulica Henry and Alexis McBride.


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100% Pay-out
of Registraton
plus additional
prize money and
/ prizes TBA!!
See complete rules for
details. Space is limited!
Boat Tourament to include...
U $60-Catch-N-Release Bass per Boat
(Total Weight, max 2 fish, Lake 1 & 2
(1st, 2nd, & 3rd) Lake 3 & 4 (1st & 2nd)
L $10-Big Bass per person
(1st Place Only, per lake)
L $20-Catfish from the Bank
(Weight of largest fish, 1st Place Only)
**All anglers, bank and boat will receive lunch
if registered and paid by April 30th.
Boaters will be assigned to lake
by drawing on Friday, May 2nd at
the Hardee Lakes at 6:00 pm.
Equal prizes for every lake.


Boat Owner_
Address-,


Location: Hardee Lakes
Date: May 3rd, 2008
Time: 5:30 am Registration
6:00 am Tournament Meeting
6:45 am Start Fishing
1:15 pm Stop Fishing &
Check In
1:30 pm Lunch Provided**
2:00 pm Results

Contact the Chamber at 863-773-
6967 for tournament registration
or to be a sponsor. Thank you in
Advance for your support for this
beautiful part of our community!
For information on the 6th Annual
Kids Fishing
Tournament,
sponsored by the
Florida Council on
Crime +
Delinquency,
call
Walter Williamson
at 863-773-0766


Other Registrant_
Address


City State Zip___ City State Zip


Phone Phone_
Signature

Drop your registration off at the Hardee County Chamber Office
-or you may mail your entries with registration fees to
401 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula.
Call 863-773-6967 if you need further information.
Tournament fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot.


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Contest direction:
The contest is open to Hardee County resi-
dents ages 5-17 years old. Students should
create a poster that ties in with the theme for
their age group.
Themes:
Ages 5-7 years old:
Tobacco is bad for your body.
Ages 8-12 years old:
How tobacco affects other people.
Ages 9-17 years old:
Why I will not start smoking.
<) Posters must deliver a clear and positive message
about being tobacco free. Death themes and art displaying
negative health consequences (i.e., cigarettes, ashtrays,
coffins, people smoking, etc.) are not considered positive
messages.
G Posters must incorporate creative and original artwork
and ideas. Depictions of cartoon, video game, movie or tel-
evision characters; celebrities; movie themes; and past
poster designs do not constitute creativity and originality.
) Students may use a variety of media, such as water-
color, pen and ink, crayons, chalk, markers, etc.
) Poster size is 11 x17 provided to you at the Tobacco
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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Hardee Economic Development Office (EDC) and Chamber of Commerce (COC) staff
hosting an open house on Thursday were (from left) Betty Croy, Casey Dickson, Sarah
Pelham and Bill Lambert.


Among the many attending were COC directors (from left) Terry Atchley and Gina
Neuhofer; COC president Vanessa Hernandez; EDC director Lory Durrance; and EDC
chairman Rick Justice.


Attending the welcome were (from left) Linda Adler, Florida Hospital administrator;
Terry Atchley of Clear Springs Development; and Sue Birge of Cobb Construction Co.


The Chamber of Commerce office used to be at City Hall on East Main Street. Two
board members discussing are Candace Preston (left) and Linda Adler.


COMMERCE
Continued From 1A


economic development makes
sense, said Lambert and Casey
Dickson, COC executive direc-
tor. Other staff are Betty Croy,
EDC economic development
specialist working on regional
and state incentive programs
and Enterprise Zone issues, and
newly hired Sarah Pelham, who


as facilitator for both EDC and
COC will do research and data
gathering essential to both
offices.
Economic development is
getting a boost from the addi-
tion to the commerce park, said
Lambert, as he and Dickson de-
scribed work under way at the


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park. Organix South Inc. an
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sold around the world, is ex-
panding.
The Scosta Truss Co. is also
looking at an expansion and
Forrest Wood Cabinets has
started its building. A spec
building is in the works and
three other projects are in vari-
ous stages of negotiation, hope-
fully joining Milano Ceramic
Tile, Allyndeb Roof Tile and
Pacer Marine in locating their
industry at the park.
Dickson, Pelham and Lam-
bert were on a site tour on Tues-
day of several locations in the
county large enough for busi-
ness development and possibly
should be added to the Enter-
prise Zones, a designation
which allows extra tax incen-
tives and other enhancements.
Wearing several hats and
holding, several positions are
not a conflict, said Lambert, a
former county commissioner
who has been pro-growth and
feels each of these labors
enhances that. "We should have
the courage to face growth with
intelligence and do it right. We
can't run from it. We're the last
frontier in the state, in the geo-
graphic center of the state. We
want to keep the traditions and
values of the small town while
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Newborn Jacen Haines (above) has already had two heart surgeries. His parents, Dale
and Kristen "Krissy" Haines of Bowling Green, are staying at the Ronald McDonald
House while Jacen, born March 11, is at the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando for four
to six weeks. Although he is improving, he will have to return for additional surgeries
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First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, 4531 U.S. 17 North, Bowling Green, FL 33834 to
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HJHS Volleyball Vastly Improved


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Just as they are getting
momentum going, the Hardee
Junior High volleyball teams
take off for Spring Break.
The eighth grade girls beat
Hill-Gustat and nearly upset
DeSoto in matches last week.
The seventh grade girls lost, but
by much closer scores.
Coach Ami Whilden and her
assistants D.K. Davis and
Susanna Castillo, have had
good response from their play-
ers.
The eighth grade girls won
26-28, 25-23, 15-11 in mara-
thon sets at Hill-Gustat. They
were led by Sabrina Hernandez
with 10 points, four aces, three
kills and 10 perfect passes.


Courtney Parks chipped in with
12 service points, five aces and
a pair of kills.
The girls continued their
good work in their first home
match last Thursday. They bat-
tled rival DeSoto in a 20-25, 24-
26 loss.
Cierra Martinez and Rebecca
Nix each half dozen service
points, Martinez with three aces
and Nix with two aces. Her-
nandez had six perfect passes
and Brenda Zamora added eight
more. Summer Palmer added a
pair of service points and five
assists. Maria Anselmo had four
perfect passes and a pair of
kills. Parks had three kills and
Ashley Nichols two.
Other eighth grade players
are Angelica Flores, Taylor


Bolin, Meghan Graham, Taylor
Pohl, Kailah White and Danely
Flores.
The seventh grade junior
Lady 'Cats also played good
ball. They lost to Hill-Gustat
17-25, 15-25. Kayla Knight had
six service points, including
four aces. Kayla "Louie" Nich-
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which three were aces. Jessica
Harrison had a pair of kills.
Against DeSoto, the seventh
graders lost 16-15, 22-25, with
Danielle Milby picking up five
service points, including two
aces. Ashley Armstrong had
four perfect passes.
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Hardee

DRUM THERAPY


Living

REV SPEAKS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club last, week heard a program about Primal Connection, a
percussion ensemble and community outreach program based in Sebring. Drumbeats
are used to heal, educate, unite cultures and lift the spirit. "Rhythm unites all cultures
and connects all mankind," said founder and president Fred Leavitt. A community drum
circle is open to the public and held every third Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Highlands
Hammock State Park. Prj,nal Connection has worked at many places, including the
Hardee Association for Retarded Citizens and the Avon Park Youth Academy. The Web
site is www.primalconnection.org. Shown (from left) are Bill Flemer, Leavitt, Malka
Hardt and Dr. Mike McCoy executive of HARC.


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2nd prize: $300.00


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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-
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Parent's Name
Child's Age.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Rev. Ken Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Wauchula, spoke recently to the
Hardee County Rotary Club. He referred to the "Super Bowl of Life" as living life to the
fullest, practicing your faith, spending time with family and friends and staying in your
own back yard by investing in young people in the community. He added, "Learn to
plant trees you will never sit under." Pictured above (from left) are club President
Arnold Lanier, Smith, the Rev. Harold Davis and Troy Brant.
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This dog was picked dp by animal control around January 25, 2008.
His picture was in the paper for adoption. No one called. They par-
ticipated in a health fair where they had pictures of all the animals up
for adoption. No one called. They contacted me and I told them that
I already had two dogs but that if no one wanted him when it became
evident that he would be put to sleep to call me. They called on a
Friday many weeks after he was taken in and told me if I wanted him
I needed to come get him then. So I did. I brought him home and
introduced him to his new stepsisters and it took a lot of time to get
them to be friends but he was cute and playful and they finally decid-
ed that it would be okay. He is very mischievous and found a way to
dig out of my fenced in yard. 1 tried to fix it and thought I had but on
Easter Sunday after I fed him that afternoon, he dug out again. I did-
n't notice it for a couple of hours but as soon as I realized he was gone
we started looking for him. He was nowhere, we thought. Just van-
ished. We looked again late that night and the next day. On Tuesdhy I
asked my neighbors. Yes they had seen him and he had played with
them for a pretty good while but then they don't know what happened
to him. He was last seen at 609 S. 9th Avenue.

If you have seen him or know where he is or what happened to him,
please call me at 781-2732. My family and I miss him. He is part of
us and his name is Bandit. He was wearing a black collar and his
rabies tag. soc4:3p


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BUILDERS WITHOUT BORDERS


Pyatt Park
Party Fetes
4-Year-Old
Jaden Rodriguez, the daugh-
ter of Krystal Rodriguez of
Bowling Green, turned 4 years
old on Feb. 27.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on Sunday, March 2,
at Pyatt Park in Bowling Green.
Theme for the occasion was
Hannah Montana.
Guests were served a variety
of pizza.
Joining in the fun were
grandparents Maurice and
Charlie Rivers, godmother
Trish Jackson, sister Samiyah
and brother Alex Jr., and a num-
ber of aunts, cousins and
friends.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Dan Dodrill, president of Builders Without Borders, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis
Club recently. He helped form the organization in 2002, and it has constructed 60,000
square feet of buildings, including schools in Rwanda, Africa, a medical center in Haiti
and an orphanage in Zimbabwe, Africa. This is done without charge. The manufactur-
ing partner is Southeast Steel Assemblies in Wauchula, represented, by Warren Watt.
Dodrill is a building contractor in Lee County for large custom homes, and has a retreat
home here on Horse Creek. Donations can be sent to Builders Without Borders, a 501-
C3 corporation, 12860 Banyan Creek Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33908. Above (from left) are
Watt, Dodrill and Carl Weis and his wife LaDonna, who have been on missionary trips
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Weightlifting In

Action Today


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat weightlifting gets no
vacation.
The 2008 squad is participat-
ing in sectional competition to-
day (Thursday), beginning at 11
a.m.
They are coming off a solid
meet at Bartow where they
placed four out of the nine
teams involved.
Logan Thomas and Jorge Lo-
pez both posted second place.
David Newcomb added third-
place points. Tony Martinez and
Lance Mason finished in fourth
place, while Murad Ottallah


Saturday


was fifth and Postene Louis-
jeune and Tyler Alder each
picked up sixth place.
They are the most likely to
participate in the sectional
meet. Other Hardee weight-
lifters who may have qualified
during the season include
Carlos Ramirez, Cody Hernan-
dez, Jeremy Aguilar, Kevin
Godwin, Skylar Alden, Jarrius
Lindsey, Brett Tyson, Alex
Lanier, Wade Mahoney, Jordan
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Welt, here we are again the end of another seasonal run of
music and dancing at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in
Wauchula. The best way to express the 2007-08 gatherings is a
famous saying by the great band leader Lawrence Welk, and that is
it's been "wonderful, wonderful!"
Our 3 Note + 1 Band made that extra effort to provide us with
beautiful music that led to fine dancing. Compliments to special
dancers whlo appeared here from time to time. Also we enjoyed
solo singers from the audience, where the band invited them up
stage to perform. And there was our hostess, Darlene Henry, who
set up the hall and special events every Thursday evening with wel-
coming charm to new friends as well as long-time ones.
Our last meeting here at the center was no exception, in fact it
was special to say the least. March 27 just happened to be my birth-
day, so our hostess laid out the snack bar in a birthday-party fash-
ion to honor my birthday. However, since this was to be our last
meeting here at the center until fall, the band decided to sing
"Happy Birthday" to others present who just had birthdays this
month and the coming month of April. They were Forrest, Peggie
and Fran.
From opening number "Memories" to closing number "I'll Be
Seeing You," our band was excellent again in. their performance,
even doing a few numbers such as "Are You From Dixie?" "Right
or Wrong" and "My Blue Heaven" for the first time this season.
After break and snack bar we had our door-prize drawing. It
was won again by Mel Mayo. The band mystery number, "For All
I Know," was guessed correctly by our hostess Darlene. At the con-
cluding number our band was given a standing ovation.
So, friends, it's been my pleasure to have been your corre-
spondent again this season! I especially wish to thank all who have
cooperated so well with me in making this article appear in The
Herald-Advocate each week.Graham Income Tax Service and clerk
Laura Alderman always helped prepare my article.
Remember to continue to associate and correspond with one
another! We are true loving friends always. Continue to exercise
and watch your diets, it's the key to good health and happiness. So,
until we meet again, may God be with you always!

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THE ONLY SAFE PLACE
The Apostle Paul was content because he had learned to stay
in the spirit at all times.
"Abide in Me," the Master commands. This means we are con-
tinually to rest in His presence. Is it possible? Why would Jesus
command us to something He knew was impossible?
When we were new believers, we listened to the enemy when
he said, "Now this situation is different. Here you will need to
depend on yourself!" We summoned our own resources and fell,
because "the flesh profiteth nothing."
Hopefully we learn, usually through hard experience, to stick
close to the Master's side regardless of the situation. The result is
contentment, because the world, the flesh and the devil cannot
touch us there. In that precious place, we lie down in green pas-
tures. He leads us beside still waters. He restores our souls.
But always'? Yes, this is our glorious destiny. "Surely goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life."
Let's smarten up! Have we not gone through enough misery to
be convinced that we cannot live a single day without clinging to
our Maker'?
Abiding constantly in Christ is the only safe place in the uni-
verse. I don't know about you, but I have decided that I like to be
safe all the time!
Abiding is also the place where we proclaim the Lord's sover-
eignty and testify with our lives that He is good and kind and faith-
ful. Here is where we demonstrate it!
How? by simply staying connected all day long, doing only
what He directs, saying only what He gives us to say. We will find
that He directs us continually to do good to others, to lay down our
lives for the brethren and pray without ceasing.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson


$700 SCHOOL DONATION


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently pre-
sented a check for $700 to Hilltop Elementary School.
Chrysler Corporation donated $50 for expenses involved
in hosting the event and an additional $5 for each
demonstration drive completed. Chrysler 300, Town N
Country, and Aspen vehicles were provided for parents
to test drive and examine. English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
provided the vehicles and volunteers from the dealership
to assist with the event. "Drive for the Kids is a great pro-
gram. We're interested in helping the schools, and every-
one has a good time," said Kevin Hanchey, sales manag-
er of English Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep. From left are
Tracey Nix, principal of Hilltop; Willie Gilliard, assistant
principal; and Kevin Smith, English sales/community
relations representative.


Victory Praise Center will
hold a gospel sing on Saturday
at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served
after the singing.
Everyone is invited to share
in the music and celebration at
the church at 132 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green.

First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula is plan-
ning a special event at 6 p.m.
next Sunday, April 13.
The Gulf State Quartet will
be on hand for a time of music.
Everyone is welcome at the
church at 207 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula.

First Baptist Church of
Zolfo Springs will hold revival
from April 6 through April 9.
Sunday services are 11 a.m. and
6 p.m. Weekday services are at
7 p.m.
The guest preacher will be
Bryan Edenfield. Worship
leader Bob Stewart and Pastor
John McDaniel invite you to
join: them-.at the church at.320
E. Fourth .St., Zolfo,: Springs. "
For more information, call 735-,
9203.


Our Easter Dinner was well
attended by 68 residents enjoy-
ing the delicious food prepared
by each residence of the Oasis
Park. We do have some fine
cooks here in the park, from
main dishes to the desserts.
After dinner, instead of the
usual egg hunt, we took two
eggs each, out of a basket,
passed around by Audrey
Semler and Mary Marr. In each
egg was a surprise or note that
said, "prize". Fifteen prizes
were given out and each one
enjoyed what they received.

VISITORS
Our visitors this past week
were Mary Lou and Clause
Altman's sons, Mike Spehar
from Indiana, and Joe Spehar
from Ohio. Mary Lou and
,Clause were glad to have them
go to the Cleveland Indians
games while they were visiting.


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Jack and Doroithy Shan-
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Lori and husband Tom and their
son, Zack Kurtz. We were
happy they joined us for Easter
dinner.
Eddy and Don Phillips were
glad their daughter Donna and
her friend, Harry, were able to
,come down from Daytona to
join the family for Eister din-
ner.

SHUFFLEBOARD .
There were six teams this
week; the champs were Audrey
Semler and Jeff Riggs.

HORSESHOES
The men have not given up
their horseshoes, even though
we had some cold and rainy
days. You could see them
putting the ringers in place and
with each ringer, a hoop and a
holler, with the glee that "I
made it."

BINGO
On Thursday Jo Ann Bray
won the jack pot and Shirley
Hyde won the 50/50. We had 31
in attendance.
Tuesday found our own Joan
Newton win the jar and Lucy
Bush winning the 50/50. There
were 24 attending.

POKENO
Here we are at the pokeno
game and wondering who is
going to go home with the most
pennies and who would help
whom carry all those pennies.
This Week, saw MaryLou
Katzur and Charlotte Longueil,
with about the same amount.
They are now down to four
players, as Eddy Phillips will be
heading North to Pennsylvania.

BIRTHDAYS
This week we saw a lot of
birthdays. Forrest Grooms,
Dave Mills and Jim Walton cel-
ebrated yet another year older.
In honor of the big days, Forrest
cooked bean soup and corn
bread, and 58 appreciated the
delicious meal. When someone
says soup beans and corn bread,
I don't know where they all
came from, but I do know that
we had a full house and it was
delicious and appreciated.
That's all the news here at the
;park.
Go4's Blessings be with you
and keep you in His care.


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

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
With the recent tragic crash on U.S. 17, the importance of
proper child-safety-seat installation and restraint use is a priority in
the minds of many.
When children are not properly restrained and child safety
seats are not properly installed, children are at. an increased risk of
sustaining serious injuries or even dying in automobile accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children ages 3 to 14 years
old.
2006 Florida Traffic Crash statistics show that of 2,103 traffic
deaths, nearly 62 percent were not wearing seat belts. And nearly
72 percent of the children ages 0-17 who died were not using safe-
ty equipment.
To ensure access to properly installed and sized child safety
seats, the Hardee County Health Department conducts child-safe-
ty-seat inspections on a monthly basis. For specific dates, more
information or to schedule an appointment, contact Maria Luna by
calling 773-4161, extension 178.
If, upon inspection, a new child-safety seat is needed due to
recall or because it is the improper size for the child, a replacement
child-safety seat can be purchased for $20. Funding from the
Department of Transportation's highway-safety program has made
these car seats available for the citizens of Hardee County.
Currently, there are five Health Department staff members and
one from the Emergency Operations Center who are certified child-
passenger safety technicians. They. are able to provide the inspec-
tions free of charge and replacement seats at a greatly reduced cost
to the public.
In the past year, the Health Department has conducted over
215 child-safety-seat inspections, finding improper car seat use
and/or installation a full 94 percent of the time. The most frequent
errors found with child-safety seats are that the seat belts or latch
is not tight enough, harness straps are not snug on the child,
restraints are needed but not used, the harness retainer clip is not at
armpit level, and harness straps are threaded incorrectly or twisted.
In order to increase the safety of all children riding in an auto-
mobile, parents should follow these safety guidelines recommend-
ed by the Florida Department of Health, Safe Kids Florida and the
Hardee County Health Department:
Infants should ride in a rear-facing car seat until at least 20
pounds and at least 1 year of age. Do not put a rear-facing car seat
in the front seat of a vehicle with an active passenger air bag.
Children over the' age of I and between 20 and 40. pounds
should ride in a forward-facing car seat.
Children ages 4-8 and between 40 and 80 pounds should ride
in a booster seat restrained with a lap and shoulder belt. By law,
youth must be at least 4' 9" and 80 pounds before a booster seat is
no longer required. A regular seat belt will not fully protect a child
this size in a crash. Seat belts are designed to protect adults in a
crash and if the child is not properly restrained in a booster seat,
major internal injuries can occur during a crash.
Older children (and their parents!) should always wear a seat
belt. Additionally, children should ride in the back seat until the age
of 13. We encourage all adults to wear their seat belts and set a
;good example for children they come in contact with, whether their
own or someone else's.
Residents are also encouraged to participate in the Florida.
Highway Patrol's $2 Difference program. Motorists who register a
vehicle or renew their vehicle's registration have the opportunity to
donate $2 or more to the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund's
$2 Difference Child-Safety-Seat Program to help needy residents
living in their own county.
The goal of the $2 Difference program is to reduce child-pas-
senger fatalities and injuries in Florida, by placing all children in
age-appropriate safety seas. Each dollar, donated by Hardee
County residents is returned to Hardee County in the form of child-
safety seats.


OFFICIALL* *
NOTIFICATION
DE ELECTION GENERAL
Yo, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario del Estado de Florida,
por la present notifico que se llevard a cabo una
ELECTION GENERAL en el condado de HARDEE,
Estado de Florida, el dia CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de
2008, A.D., para ocupar o conservar los siguientes car-
gos:
President y Vicepresidente
Representante en el Congreso: Distrito 13
Fiscal del Estado: Circuito judicial 10
Defensor del pueblo: Circuito judicial 10
Senador del Estado: Distrito 17
Representante del Estado: Distrito 66
Tribunal Supremo: Retenci6n de un magistrado
Tribunal de apelaciones del Distrito dos:
Retenci6n de cuatro jueces
Juez de circuit, Circuito judicial diez: Grupos 2,
5, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21,23, 24, 25 y 26
Secretario judicial del tribunal de circuit
Sheriff
Evaluador de propiedades
Recaudador de impuestos
Superintendent de escuelas
Supervisor de elecciones
Comit6 escolar: Distritos 2 y 3
Comisionado del Condado: Distritos 1, 3 y 5
Distrito de conservaci6n del suelo y del agua del
Condado de Hardee: Grupos 2 y 4


**OFFICIAL**

NOTICE OF GENERAL
ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION
will be held in HARDEE County, State of Florida, on the
FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2008, A.D., to fill or retain
the following offices:
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 13
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 10
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 10
State Senator: District 17


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HARDEE NATIVE, NOW AUTHOR, KATHY OLLIFF
Hardee native Kathy Olliff Ishee has won Hot Lips Houlihan
(of the television series "M.A.S.H.") look-alike contests both in
Tennessee and California. She was flown to Hollywood, where she
worked for the Ron Smith Celebrity Look-Alike Agency and
robbed shoulders with the stars.




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No, this isn't Hawkeye and Hot Lips from "M.A.S.H." tele-
vision-show fame, it's Hardee County's own Kathy Olliff,
who won a Hot Lips Houlihan look-alike contest and
was flown to Hollywood to hobnob with the stars.
"Hawkeye" is look-alike Mary Klein. Olliff has written an
autobiographical book that is presently in the hands of
a publisher who believes it could become a bestseller.

Katy, as Kathy calls herself now, has found peace and happi-
ness in the Tennessee Hills where she lives in a log cabin with her
husband, Virgil T., a musician, and their dog, Belle, who recently
gave birth to 11 pups.
Katy paints, helps her husband write songs, and.writes on her
own. She has completed, after 17 years, an autobiography called
"Pieces of My Heart."
I have had the privilege of reading the manuscript. The book is
finely written and reads like a novel. I could not put it down.
Katy and I attended Hardee High School together and I
remember her as witty, charming and intelligent. She was kind,
pleasant and always wore a smile.
Later I learned that smiles can mask problems and pain. Katy
hid hers well.


She left home on a doctor's advice and took off in search of
herself, and to exorcise demons that tormented her on a daily basis.
Katy's life has not been an ordinary one. Neither is her b6ok and
that is what places it several shelves above many others on the mar-
ket.
Katy's book is a story of love, loss, betrayal, self-discovery
and, ultimately, renewal. It portrays courage, hope and steadfast
refusal to give up in the search of one's dreams, even in the face of
near insurmountable obstacles. This book will be an inspiration to
everyone who reads it.
To all who love literature as well as those who just like a darn
good story, I highly recommend "Pieces of my Heart" by Katy
Olliff Ishee.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
mail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.com




Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
Our Easter service opened
with the choir entering and say-
ing, "Jesus is alive." Once
assembled, they sang "Worthy
Is The Lamb," directed by
Ardeth Johns and accompanied
by pianist Sandy Feeser.
Prayer was led by Bernie
Merema, and songs of praise
were led by Wayne Shick.
Pastor Jim spoke of the resur-
rection of Jesus, and the final
hymn was played by Tess
Fullerton on the piano, Phyllis
Hanson on the trombone and
Sandy at the organ. We had 182
in attendance, and we had a
potluck lunch with the meat fur-
nished by chapel, with 230 for
the great food and fellowship.
The greeters were Carlos
Dennis and Mabel Smith, and
Herb and Martha DeHaan.
We appreciate all who con-
tributed this season to help to
make our chapel service a suc-
cess and we hope our snowbirds
have safe travel up North. Our
winter season has come to a
close and it has been an enjoy-
able one.

COFFEE
We had 195 for doughnuts
and fellowship Monday morn-
ing. Many coupons were won
and 50/50 was won by Carlos
Dennis. Our last pancake break-
fast had 197. Janet Forester was
our chairman for the pancakes,
and we are looking forward to
the fall season.


ACTIVITIES
We will be having a new
activity for next season, called
"A Rainbow Of Notes," which
will be a venue for anyone who
wants to share talents of instru-
ments, karaoke, singing with
their own accompaniment, tell-
ing jokes, line dancing or free-
style dancing. We just want
everyone to have a good time
and enjoy popcorn and soft
drinks and 50/50 as well. It will
be every Sunday afternoon 1-3,
from November through Dec-
ember. Any questions, go to H-
16.
Our jam sessions will then
begin in January, at the same
time on Sundays.
All our activities this past
season have been fun and enter-
taining, and there will be more
to come for the fall season.
Wanda Brown gave long
hours of hard work to make this
past season successful and
enjoyable, as well as getting the
phone directory organized and
getting them out to everyone.
They were something we all
needed, with so many changes
that have happened in the past
few years.
Gerry Wilhelm and Jean
Chaffin also spent hours to
make this season a success, as
did all the volunteers for all the
various chairman positions.
Now as we say so long for a
while, we hope everyone will
be back with us next season
safe and sound.


NOTICE
2. NOTICE AND APPLICATION FOR
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OF 2008
REAL ESTATE TAXES BY INSTALLMENT

Section 197.222, F.S. allows an alternative plan for payment of real estate taxes. A taxpayer who
elects to pay taxes by the Installment method shall make payments based upon an estimated tax
which shall be equal to the actual taxes levied upon the property in the preceding year.

THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:

First Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 6%.
Payment shall be made not later than June 30, 2008. A taxpayer
must make the first installment payment in order to participate in
this plan.

Second Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 4 %h%.
Payment shall be made not later than September 30, 2008.

Third Installment Payment: One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability
discounted 3%. Payment shall be made not later than December 31,
2008.
Fourth Installment Payment One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any
adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability. No
discount. Payment shall be made not later than March 31, 2009.
If you have not received an applicant to pay 2008 taxes by Installment and it is your Intent to exercise your
rights under this law, then please complete the application below and mail or file with your county tax
collector prior to May 1, 2008. The absolute deadline for filling the application Is April 30, 2008. Any
application filed after April 30 will not be considered. The postmark on applications mailed to the tax collector
shall determine if the application was mailed timely. Additional application forms may be obtained from the
tax collector's office as listed below:


Mail completed application to:


Zee Smith, Tax Collector
PO Box 445
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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IF YOU DESIRE TO PAY 2008 TAXES BY INSTALLMENT, PLEASE SIGN, DATE, COMPLETE PROPERTY I.D.
NUMBER AND RETURN THIS APPLICATION TO YOUR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2008.
UPON RECEIPT, THE TAX COLLECTOR SHALL MAIL YOUR FIRST NOTICE OF PAYMENT DUE, WITH
INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FIRST NOTICE BY JUNE 15, 2008, CONTACT THE TAX
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.
TO BE COMPLETED BY TAXPAYER -


I hereby make application to participate In the
Installment payment plan for the 2008 tax year.

Sign Date
Name
Address


Phone Number


Property 1. D. No.
Legal Description as It appears on the 2007 Tax
Notice Receipt.


Please Print
Florida Law required that your estimated taxes must be more than $100.00 In order to participate In the Installment
Payment Plan. If your estimated taxes for 2008 are $100.00 or less, you do not quality for this plan.
You must make the first Installment payment not later than June 30th In order to participate in this plan. Once you have
elected to participate In the Installment payment plan by timely paying the first payment you are required to continue
participation for the tax year. If you elect to discontinue participation you will not be entitled to receive the discounts
provided by law. Installment payments that become delinquent shall be paid with the next Installment payment. Discounts
shall not be allowed on delinquent payments.


If you have questions, please contact the Tax Collector's Office at the following location.


ADDRESS:

PHONE NUMBER:


Courthouse Annex II
110W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, Florida 383873
863- 773-9144


State Representative: District 66
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of
Four Judges
Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 5,
8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 2 and 3
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5
Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 2 and 4 4:3c


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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 1 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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Classified


18 FT. DOVE TAIL tandem axle
trailer, $1,250 OBO. 773-4308.
4:3c
NEW HOLLAND diesel tractor, 4-
cylinder, 8-foot bush hog,
$12,500. 863-735-1801. 4:3p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


REFRIGERATOR, SEARS, $125;
washing machine, Sears, $125;
dryer, $85. 863-245-9633. 4:3-17p
SEARS KENMORE washer, good
condition, $75. 735-0687. 4:3p


'96 SATURN, 5-speed, 4-cylinder,
$950; '93 Dodge Stealth, V-6,
auto, $2,500 OBO. 375-4882. 4:3p
1952 FORD dually, 1973 Nova, 2
door, original, $2,500 each. 863-
735-1801. 4:3p
1998 MACK E7, 400 HP, 70" sleep-
er, Brown, Call 375-3726 leave
message. 3:6-4:3p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


10 HP JOHNSON outboard, excel-
lent shape, $550. 863-735-2603 or
leave message. 4:3p


New -lHomes Pole Barns -
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
FN FIIOII-IL nI'.~


rI-,EE 3 I IMATESb -.3 r u.rr -i .
AVAILABLE
Serung Hardee Couni obr o,)er 20 \ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465


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Lonestar
consaostrLc ticon Cor,.-

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 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $513 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)


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Build You

Home Built


3 Bdrm
2 Bath
H/AC Central
And More
Features


This is your chance to own your new home at today
low interest rates. We can help you design and build
your dream home at an affordable price that fits your
budget. If you have questions or need help in financing,
call us and we will help you get prequalified. Homes
built on your lot can start as low as $95,000. Call and
see how we can help you. Down payment assistance
through SHIP & URBAN DEVELOPMENT may be
available.

G F Builders, Inc.
Serving Highlands and Hardee County
101 W. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825
Call Today 863-453-4550 or 863-399-3333
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1985 13'6" MALIBU boat, 35 HP
Evinrude, $900 OBO. 863-832-
0065. 4:3-1 Op
BOAT FOR SALE 14' Alumcraft
fishing boat, Highlander trailer,
2005 6 HP Mercury motor, trolling
motor & battery, custom made
cover, $1,300. 863-375-2417.
4:3-5:1 p
SUZUKI 2 HP outboard motor,
runs great, $200 or best offer.
735-1462. 4:3p
Sow good services; sweet
remembrances will grow from
them.


ROLL-TOP DESK. good condition,
$150. 773-0736. 4:3-1 Op
CHINA CABINET, table, chairs
$500; plus misc. furniture, 863-
773-3011 or 863-832-2502.
3:27-4:3p



NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for
Florida Sales & Rental, Inc., dba
Grand Rental Station. See display
ad for available positions. Apply
at L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
4:3-10c


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Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirerrients and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.


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

773-4478

.. Complete Tree Service
.' Bobcat Service
I| Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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ST-AF O SERVICE I*""
*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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Joe Lavis


I N CA REALTORS
M (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
STOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR ............... A


Monica Keas
(863) 781-0888
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! 25 ac on US
Hwy 17 zoned A-4. Completely
fenced; currently under Green-
belt exemption for taxes. In-
cludes damage MH sold "As
Is". Three wells, septic tank.
$300,000!
NEW LISTING! 12 ac w/SR
64 frontage. Front of property
is cleared, back has trees.
Great for cattle or homesite!
$180,000!
NEW LISTING! Priced right!
10 ac pasture in Zolfo Springs
is fenced; currently used for
cattle grazing. Only $135,900!
NEW LISTING! Residential
lot in Lake Placid near Lake
Francis and Lake June is
107ftX102ft. Great for home-
site or investment. $24,000!
4BR/2BA CB located in
Sebring has 1,663SF total &
1,321SF living area. 155,000!
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring
has total of 1,622SF &
1,178SF living area. Large
screened in front porch.
$129,995!
Beautiful country setting, lots
of wildlife. 22 acs located
halfway between Wauchula &
Avon Park has 2 story
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
place & large screened in back
porch. $475,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have total of
978ft rd frontage. Close to
hospital, schools and shopping.
Call for individual lot prices or
buy all for $95,000!
Bring your fishing pole & fish
out the back door! 3BR/1BA
home fronts relaxing Lake
Buffum. Space for one RV
parking & hookups in place.
$200,000!
Large office building
w/5,432SF total & 3,788SF
A/C Plenty of warehouses for
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-2
w/100ft frontage on US17S
Wauchula. $750,000!


Find the privacy you're look-
ing for in this secluded
4BR/3BA home on 12 wooded
acs. Just minutes to Wauchula
or Zolflo Springs. $300,000!

3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
rooms, 1,744SF total &
1,560SF living area. Close to
schools & shopping. $125,000!

Beautiful wooded 35 acs
w/over 1/2 mile paved rd
frontage. Potential to subdivide
into 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
from Highlands Co; zoned A-1.
$540,000!
5 ac on private rd in central
Hardee Co has well maintained
3BR/2BA MH. Floors are wood
& tile. Some appliances includ-
ed. $115,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin
on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
diameter well. NOW $220,000!
Beautiful wooded lot fronts the
tranquil Peace River, only min-
utes from Wauchula. Enjoy
fishing, boating and other
recreational activities from
your own riverfront lot.
$125,000!
Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
CB home w/granite counter-
tops, ceramic tile & carpet
floors. $159,900!

15 acs of grove near Villa
Citrus development. County rd
frontage and great elevation!
$195,000!
Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home.
site. Very close to Wauchula1
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-i zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!


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


PACKINGHOUSE WORKER need-
ed. Must operate forklift, CDL A
preferred, full time w/benefits.
Apply at MTR Farms Inc., 2073
Boyd Cowart Road, Wauchula.
4:3-10 p
LOOKING FOR A SECRETARY,
full time, must be bilingual. 781-
1062. 4:3c
DRIVER NEEDED Bulk gas deliv-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc


FOR SALE BY OWNER 10 acres
with 1250 square foot double
wide mobile home. Home bought
new in January 08. 2 BR, 2 bath,
including large master bath with
oversize tub and large walk-In
shower. Upgraded appliances
and tons of open space make this
home very attractive. Acreage Is
suitable for growing organic
crops or for pasture, $199,500.
Call for showing, 863-832-1519.
4:3p


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial* Residential* Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery' t-
Aerial Buckel Trucks Wood Chipper
Slunp Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland2
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BRAND NEW CONCRETE-BLOCK-STUCCO HOME
**FINANCING AVAILABLE**

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $895 PER MONTH













Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.

Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.


1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready-
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000. i
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.


FOR SALE 3BR/1B, Inground
pool. 781-1062. 4:3c
HURRY IN TODAY! Only 1 model
left In Torrey Oaks! Home with lot
from the 190s! OPEN HOUSE -
Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 2995 Oaks
Bend, Bowling Green, Hwy. 17.
west on Bostick Road. Jim
Petrlgala. 863-425-2538. 4:3-10c



GOATS, CHICKENS, ducks, 863-
773-3011 or 863-832-2502.
3:27-4:3p


LOST Black Angus bull, freeze-
mark U-65. Lost in vicinity of Cecil
Durrance Rd. and Hwy. 64 East.
773-4626. 4:3p
Despite its hump, a camel has
a straight spine.


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


DAY BED, excellent cond., $100;
15'x30' pool, complete, still
assembled, $1,000. 735-2323.
4:3p
LAWNMOWER HUSKY, 23 HP,
46" cut, used one season, $550
OBO. 773-4308. 4:3p
GUN CABINET, 12 gun, double
door w/storage, $100 OBO. 773-
4308. 4:3p
207 JAZZY HOVEROUND, $650.
863-832-0065. Used 3 weeks.
4:3-10p
SWEET ONIONS, tomato plants,
tomato cages, used nursery pots,
seed starting trays. 863-781-0818.
4:3-1 Op
HOG TRAILER, 4 1/2 ft. W., 10 ft.
L, 2 sections for dogs, 2 sections
for hogs, $1,000. 863-781-7489.
4:3p
STEEL BUILDINGS 30x40,
40x60, 50x100. Advertising disc.,
prices limited, up to 50% off, can
erect. www.scg-grp.com. Source
#OZN. 954-889-1238. 4:3-1 Op


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


COORDINATOR, TECH PREP
AND TECHNICAL DUAL ENROLLMENT
A year-round, partially grant-funded position: to serve as liaison
between the College and the local county school boards relat-
ed to technical dual enrollment students, including registration
and orientation, attendance, and student discipline; coordinate
activities of the Heartland Tech Prep Consortium, working close-
ly with all three local school districts; and oversee the Youth
Services Program. Min. Bachelor's deg. in Education,
Counseling, or related field and 3 yrs. counseling or teaching
exp. req. Competitive salary and benefits. Deadline: 5 p.m.,
April 24, 2008.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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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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2005 3BR/2B DW on nice lot,
$58,000. barol's Realty. 863-412-
8932 or 941-627-2769. 4:3c
REPO MOBILE HOMES beat the
impact fees. 863-381-1000.
3:27-4-24p
DOUBLEWIDE REDUCED Must
move off lot '93 60x27, 3BR/2BA.
Large family room, fireplace,
hardwood floors, garden tub, 3 yr.
old heat/air, 20x12 wooden deck.
$15,000.813-661-0856. 3:27-4:3p
MOBILE HOME for sale by owner
2BR/2BA. Set up in Crystal Lake
with large Fl. rm. addition, car-
port, screen room, laundry. New
C.A.H. $11,000. call 863-899-
1714. 3:27 tfc
NEW 2008 MOBILE HOME and
lot, 3 BR, 2 BA, city sewer and
water, 2050 Petteway, Wauchula
Hills, $70,000, owner pays clos-
ing. Carol's Realty, 863-412-8932
or 941-627-2769. 3:6tfc


FREE TO GOOD home female
Jack Russell. 773-9200. Maggie.
4:3nc
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
WELSH CORGI PUPPIES 8
weeks, $400. Call 863-781-1413.
3:27-4:3p
The automobile is the most
recycled consumer product in
the. world today.


POST
OFFICE
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1-866-749-1415


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

PRICE IS RIGHT to sell this 3B/1.5Bth home
located in Wauchula; new roof, updates in main
bath and master bedroom; chain link and pri-
vacy fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and
rose garden. $65,000
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, this 3B/lBth, C/B home is situated on 1
acre; well maintained home. $155,000
TORREY OAKS HOME! 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME; bonus room, high ceilings, upgraded
light fixtures, lovely master suite, great kitchen
with all the extras, 3 car garage; superior work-
manship 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
GOLF COURSE HOME! 3B/3.5Bth; large
rooms with laminate and tile floors; many
extras; nice curb appeal! $350,000
Charlie Creek Estates fully furnished
2B/lBth; new roof in 2006; large, screened
porch with patio furniture. $55,000


Bus. (863) 773-0007 N>
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
SELECT YOUR BUILDING PLAN and watch
your new home be constructed; 3 and 4 bed-
room floor plans; prices start at $133,000
CONVENIENCE STORE in desirable location;
diesel pump. Call today for information.
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
10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your new
home. $365,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000


0 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON ER
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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Business Opportunity

Retail Business Location For Lease or
Sale. 1/2 ac. Comm. W. bldg. Comer
of Hogan St. & 7th Ave. Great for
existing landscape bus. or your retail
loc. By owner 863-899-1714.
4:3c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
4/22/2008 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and
storage charges: Year: 1997 Make:
CHEV Model: CAVALIER VIN#:
1G1.TC1243V7268680 Sale to be
held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HwY BOWLING GREEN. FL.
33834. ROBERTS TOWING
reserves the right to bid. 14:3c


Medical Positions
Hardee Family Practice in Wauchula, FL has the following full time
medical positions available:
Medical Assistant
Office Manager
Previous medical experience required. Excellent benefits and
pay. If qualified, please lax your resume to 863-382-1433.

Florida Physicians Medical Group
4421 Sun N Lake Blvd, Suite D (
Sebring, FL 33872
Fax: (863) 382-1433
EOE

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$175,000.00
10 Acres with 3/2 mobile home, ceramic tile floors,
garage, CBS utility/room, deep well. Close In.
Call Tom (863) 735-1801 cl4:3p


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The


Classifieds


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


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.
3:13-4:3c
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3BDR
House needs TLC sell cheap.
832-1984. 3:27-4:24p


2.2 AC. COMMERCIAL on Hwy 17
S. across from Sweetbay. Front-
age on 3 paved roads incl. Hwy
17 access. Level, clear and ready
for your business. Call 863-899-
1714. By Owner. 3:27tfc


APARTMENT FOR RENT, 773-
0881 or 781-1062. 4:3c
WAUCHULA $650 2BR/1B
apartment, South 7th Ave, central
AC, tile flooring, DW, W&D, patio.
781-2146. 4:3c
NOW ACCEPTING applications
for 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
per month. First, last and $500
deposit. 773-2595, 781-3637, 781-
3638. 4:3-1 Op
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic. 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-773-4567, 863-
448-6218. 3:6-4:3p


^DUPLEX IN GREAT location, Zolfo
Springs, 3BR/2BA, first and last
months rent, $625 per month plus
security deposit. Call 863-781-
4529 for info. 4:3tfc
BOWLING GREEN New apart-
ment, 3/2, $800/month plus $800
security. 863-443-2903. 4:3tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc


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


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.
3:27-4:1 Op
1 BEDROOM house, fenced yard.
Near Pioneer Park, Zolfo Springs.
813-476-3867. 4:3p
820 HONOLULU Dr. $750 month,
1st, last. 3 BR, 1 B. 245-6793.
3:27-4:3p
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich 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
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
4567. 3:6-4:3p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-4567. 3:6-4:3p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


HANDYMAN All types of work,
painting, carpentry, anything.
Free estimates low prices. Call
Brett today 863-773-6070. 4:3dh
HANDYMAN SERVICES ask for
Tim. 735-1462. 4:3p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:1 p


STEVE SENN


ELECTRIC. INC.


Steve Senn
417 CR 665 Ona, FL


735-2333 "
941-650-2888 cell
158*25*1972 Nextel Lic. # EC13001263






O Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
disqualifying criminal offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
Assistant Director of Nursing- Skilled Nursing
Unit. Must be familiar with scheduling, training and
MDS as well as AHCA and JACHO standards.
Candidate must have valid Florida RN license and a min-
imum of 3 years supervisory nursing experience.
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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5 or 8 AC, Arcadia
$105,000
80 AC, Brownville,
$15.000 per acre.
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220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman
4BR/2BA CB home About 1,900 sq ft under roof Central
Air/Heat Among the many extras Vaulted ceilings, recessed
lighting Stove with exhaust, fenced in back area, ceramic tile
throughout except for bedrooms And Much More $149,500.00
MLS #200664
Inexpensive Living 2BR/2BA.MH in Charlie Creek Including
Land $35,900.00 MLS #200644
5BR/3BA 2006 Double Wide MH on 5 acres located on Steve
Roberts Special Zolfo Over 2,000 sq ft Water System Many
extras $179,900.00 MLS #202155
In Ft. Meade 3BR CB Home Paved Road City Services -
$75,000.00 MLS #199673
3BR/1.5BA CB Home in Bowling Green Looking for an afford-
able home this is it $69,000.00 MLS #202191
2BR Mobile Home in Bowling Green City Water & Sewer -
$29,900.00
6.25 acres of land East of town $95,000.00 MLS #202139

NEW HOMES 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE
WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS BOWLING GREEN
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITlHIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
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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
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(863) 773-2177 ~ Fax (863) 773-2178
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For the following positions:

Mechanic
Front Counter Sales
Shop Helper/Delivery
Bookkeeper/Admin. Assistant
Party/Wedding Coordinator

Pick up applications at:
L. Cobb Construction, Inc.
401 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
(next to Burger King)
Tel:(863) 773-3839 or (863) 773-0807
Drug Free Workplace. Criminal background
and driver's license checked prior to hiring.
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Classifieds


Services

CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
out, home or office! $10/hr. Call
Caroline 735-1579. 3:20-4:17p
PRESSURE WASHING, hedging
tree trimming, small brush
removal, light bush hogging and
loader work. Free estimates. 863-
781-2345 or 863-773-2472.
3:20-4:17p
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


TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 4:3-5:1 p
JIM'S POND CLEANING, seawall
repairman 767-0439, pretty rea-
sonable 245-9472. 3:6-4:3p
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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BUSHWACKER LAWN SERVICE,
commercial, private. Free esti-
mates. 863-773-6710 or 863-781-
2500 cell. 3:6-4:3p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p
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 -7
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
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SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-'
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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LOOKING FOR a small pop-up
camper. 863-835-6545. 4:3-17p


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1st Unit $40
Additional Units Lower Rates
Cleaner Units Save Money and Last Longer

Donaan o.lson S 71-68


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REAL ESTATE
773-5994

5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with ap
$64,900.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property.
information.
Looking for a Quiet, Peaceful Country Setting
one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. $15,000 each.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice hoe
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Ap
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Ap
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor
window treatments, ceiling fans, all applian
well. $134,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.


approval. $20,000 down.
High and dry. Call for
g. Six -1/2 ac. lots and

me in nice quiet neigh-
pliances. $115,000.
paloosa Lane. $84,995.
or. This home includes
nces, Ted's Shed, deep

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


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HELP WANTED
Person to work with individuals with
disabilities. GED or high school
diploma required. Shift work
required. Good Benefits.
Call Betty at 863-767-8941
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Vision Ace Hardware
looking for a lumber foreman for our
Wauchula location. Knowledge of
building materials is required. Computer
skills & people skills are a must. Position
offers competitive salary & 'benefits.


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Apply in person at
225 E. Oak St. Wauchula.c3:27.,4:3c


Zolfo Springs
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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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$449,000


Make Your Vac. Plans now! Bryson City Mt. Cabin Rental, Sleeps
4-5, very secluded, $550 weekly.
One lot left in Whistler Woods, 3.87 ac. $85,000.
10 ac. Val. grove, irrig. & drain tile, $18,000 per ac. Call David.
30 ac. with 10 ac. Hamlir 10 ac Valencia, 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
microjet irrig. 12-in. well. $417fn.000 Call. David

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


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Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16yards)
$ 100/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill -Top Soil -Hard Pan
Hardee County Area only!


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KELLER WILLIAMS
R E A- L T Y


Mikey Colding
Realtor
(863) 781-1698


Dane Hendry
Realtor
(863) 381-2769


An Independentlv Owned Brokeirge


* New Listing * *
3900+ sq. ft. CB home, 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, BG, $99,000.
Call Dane today! This one won't last long.
* Asking $8,500/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 29-40-60 acre parcels or buy as a whole 100
acre tract. Wells, barn & trailer on property. Call for more
details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of IIwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres llamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
Reduced to $325,000.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MO DEraLn.s.


NEW FURNITURE' .
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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* Commercial Welding Business, $250,000, Wauchula
* 5 Available 2-1/2 acre tracts, owner financing, $59,900/each,
Kazen Rd.
* 3 BR/2B nice beautiful block home with large lawn, in
Wauchula. $199,000.
* 4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfview. $350,000.
* 2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
$92,500
* 3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
* 4.86 acres, Ed Wells Rd., 3 wells, 2 drives, on paved road,
wooded & cleared. $87,900
* 274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
* Newly Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave.
$60,000.
* 3 BR/2BA Mobile Home on 1 acre, Zolfo Springs. Across
from Golfview. $110,000.
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YOUR

BUSINESS

COULD

APPEAR

HERE

TOO!!
Contact
Amy Brown or
Nancy Davis
At

773-3255


SATURDAY 1418 Lisa Dr., 8 til ?
4:3p
TWO FAMILY Fri., 9 2, 3068
Golfview Dr. Clothes, coffee table,
lots of goodies. 4:3p
SATURDAY 8:00 to 1:00, Little
Charlie Creekl RV Park, 1850
Heard Bridge Road. 4:3p
SATURDAY 7-7, Kazen & Terrell
Rd. Everything. 4:3p
SATURDAY 8-4, Annie
Armstrong Mission Mania, First
daptist Church, BG, 4531 U.S.
Hwy. 17 N, Fellowship Hall. All
kinds of goods clothes, appli-
ances, furniture, dishes, chest
freezer, etc. All proceeds go to
North American Mission Board to
support missions. 4:3c
THURS., FRI., SAT. 8 ?, baby,
children & adult clothes, furni-
ture, household items, Avon
products. 4102 Chester Ave., BG.
4:3p
FRI./SAT. 8-2, 409 South 10th
Ave. Plants, knick-knacks,
clothes. 4:3p
SATURDAY 3103 Sasser Rd.,
Designer clothes, furniture, baby
stuff, 7:30 -? 4:3p
FRIDAY ONLY 3 Family movies,
baby items, work table, treasure
chest fish tank, pedestal sink,
dog cage, clothes, toys, etc.
Corner Hanchey/Lisa, backyard.
4:3p
SATURDAY 5 11 Cypress St.,
Wauchula. Lots of clothes from
infant to adult, household items,
furniture, etc. 4:3dh
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 5165
DIXIANNA, BG. 4:3p
FIRST NATIONAL BANK -
Miscellaneous items, Saturday., 8-
12. 4::3p
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 U.S. 17 South-Wauchula.
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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Commercial/Industiral Property In Wauchula
with frontage and access from 3 roads, land and building.
$425,000.
20 Acre Hamlin Grove In Republic area. Price right for a
quick sale! $210,000.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Cooler temperatures and wind gusts swept the State last week
with scattered showers in areas of the central and southern
Peninsula. Crops in Wauchula,-Trenton,-and Suwannee Valley
reported sustained wind damage toward the end of the week, but
extent of the damage remains to be determined. Precipitation of
more than two inches fell in Alachua County and more than half an
inch was spotted in Hardee and Hillsborough counties. Low tem-
peratures in the major cities ranged between the 20s and 60s; high
temperatures in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Daytime lows were in the
20s, 30s, and 40s; highs in the 70s and 80s.

FIELD CROPS
Palatka's potato crop planted in January was in full bloom.
Peanut planting was underway in Washington County. No rain and
strong winds dried out topsoil in Okaloosa County. Soil moisture
was mostly short to adequate in the Panhandle and central
Peninsula, very short in the Big Bend, and short in the southern
Peninsula.
Moisture Topsoil I Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week Week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 3 15 61 6 6 56
Short 37 27 33 38 46 33
Adequate 59 56 6 56 46 11
Surp s 1 2 0 0 2 0
VEGETABLES
Farmers continued their spring planting, while winter harvest
was winding down. Overall, crops looked good across the State.
Harvesting of beans, corn, squash, and tomatoes continued in
Florida City. Fort Myers continued harvesting collards, peppers,
cabbage, and squash. Cucumbers continued to be replanted in Fort
Pierce, while growers are just beginning to plant in Gadsden.
Palatka reported harvesting of cabbage, collards, and broccoli.
Onions were also harvested in St. Johns County. A few farmers
were winding down their strawberry harvest in Plant City. In
Starke, the strawberry harvest was at its peak. Some early vegeta-
bles were lost in Santa Rosa County during the cold snap on Easter
weekend. Other crops marketed during the week were celery, sweet
corn, eggplant, endive, escarole, radishes, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Pasture condi-
tion was negatively affected first by freezing temperatures and then
by dry, windy, unseasonably warm conditions. Warm season peren-
nial grass was doing better but cool season forage growth was
depressed. The condition of cattle was mostly fair. In central areas,
pasture condition was very poor to good with most in poor condi-
tion. In Marion County, pasture growth has been very slow, evi-
dently due to the cool nighttime temperatures. In Pasco County,
pastures have greened up and the cattle seemed to be in good con-
dition. In the southwestern areas, pasture was very poor to excel-
lent with most fair. In Hendry County, rains over the Easter week-
end greatly aided the spring pasture growth and resulted in stand-
ing water in places. Statewide, the cattle condition was very poor
to good with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 10 10 15 20
Poor 15 25 20 40
Fair 45 45 40 25
Good 30 20 23 14
Excellent 0 0 2 1


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Hardee Car Company


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


Wauchula
(across from
First National Bank)
773-6667


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CITRUS
Rainfall in citrus producing areas ranged from three quarters
of an inch in Ona to no rainfall in Lake Alfred and Immokalee.
Mornings continued to be cool, mostly in the high 30s and low 40s.
Afternoon temperatures have been warm for this time of year
reaching the mid-80s in most areas. The rainfall had been helpful
for the spring flush of new growth and bloom. Wellcared- for
groves were reported in excellent condition. Grove maintenance
was in full swing with spraying, mowing, hedging, topping, and
fertilizing taking place. Growers, caretakers, and field personnel
were reporting new growth flush with a uniform bloom on both
oranges anrd grapefruit. Sizes on grapefruit have been relatively
small and pack-out amounts were declining. Fresh export sales for
both grapefruit and tangerines were slowing.

ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 1,256 504 78
Navel oranges 4 2 2
Temples 42 100 90
Valencia oranges 2,339 3,725 5,272
Grapefruit 1,347 1,267 1,326
Sunburst tangerines 1 0 0
Honey tangerines 172 134 213
Tangelos 9 4 10


YouP Business Could Appear Here!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate


Denise Tomlinson
Financial Advisor
Registered Representative
Infinex Investments, Inc

Serving Hardee County(863) 773-4151

-W" FWauchula State
V T Financial Services
Securities offered through
Infinex Investments, Inc.
Member FINRA/SIPC
Infinex and Wauchula State Bank are Not Affiliated
SNOT A DEPOSIT NOT FDIC-INSURED NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCf
NOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK MAY GO DOWN IN VALUE 3:20-4:10c


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 FAX 1863) 773-2173
Donna Steffens Arssociate 781-3627


Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associ te
Nancy Craft, Associate


781-1186
773-0575
832-0370


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! Two blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 4/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
loaded with fruit trees. Reduced from $85,000 to
$82,500. Make an offer!!!
FOOTED TUB!!! PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!!!
This charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home
was once a Bed and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of
high andd dry land surrounds the oak shad-
ed home. $f29,960 Now $124,900.

SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a
nursery. $579,000. -
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002, 3
Bedrrom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC. High
quality workmanship and fixtures. Large barn for
equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3 BR, 1 B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 in Bowling Green. Great for
Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY!!! Money Making
Duplex has 2/1 and 1/1 with Fireplace,
Refrigerator and Stove. Reduced from $129,900
to $120,000.
ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot in great neighborhood. Built in 2006,
includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. $153,000

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY
FLORIDA REAL ESTATE!!!


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
ENJOY MORE SPACE!!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft. new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $165,000 or bring offer.
TWIST MY ARM!!! And I still couldn't drum up a
better buy than this 3 bedroom, 2 Bath
Doublewide with carport, nice neighborhood, all
on a .28 AC lot. A Magnificient must-see price
ONLY!!! $85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition, present-
ly rented. Need extra income, Good Investment.
In walking distance to town!! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beauti-
ful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your own
vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME!! On this Residential
Lot in this Nice Neighborhood of Riverview
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful
hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat to
a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in
Sneedville. $2000 Per acre or make an offer.
AFFORDABLE!! This well maintained 3 Bedroom,
1 Bath home on 1 acre of land in nice quiet area
of Bowling Green has large barn and chainlink
fenced yard. Must See!! $119,500.


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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

Defendant(s). /

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 Association,
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, A'tFNO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PA OVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Hardee
County Chorthouse, 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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252008CA000190
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

$3,754.00 U.S. CURRENCY
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JOE LOUIS BROWN, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:

$3,754.00 U.S. CURRENCY

Has been filed against you by
the Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
April 25, 2008, and to file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
'for the relief demanded in the
II Petition.

Dated on March 19, 2008.

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

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Help your brother's boat
across, and your own will
reach the shore.
4 -Hindu Proverb


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 fail 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COU
THE TENTH JUDICIAL (
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HARDEE C
CIVIL DIVISION

Case No. 25 2008 C

MIDFIRST BANK,

Plaintiff,

VS.

CHERYL RIVERS, ET, AL
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHERYL RIVERS
CURRENT RESIDENT
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDR
605 TENNESSEE STI
WAUCHULA, FL 3387

You are notified that
to foreclose a mortgage o
lowing property in Hardee
Florida:

EAST 66 FEET OF L(
AND 3 OF BLOCK
AVALON PARK ADD
TO THE CITY OF WAU
LA, HARDEE CO
FLORIDA, AS PER
BOOK 2, PAGE 75.

commonly known as 6
NESSEE STREET, WAUCI
33873 has been filed aga
and you are required to
copy of your written def
any, to it on Michelle
Gilbert of Kass, Schuler, S
Spector, Foyle & Sing
plaintiff's attorney, whose
is P.O. Box 800, Tampa
33601, on or before April
(or 30 days from the firs
publication, whichever
and file the original with t
of this Court either before
on the Plaintiff's attorney
diately 'thereafter; other
default will be entered aga
for the relief demanded
Complaint.

DATED: March 20, 2008.

CLERK OF THE
Honorable B. Hugh
P.O. B
Wauchula, Florid
By: Conn
Depi

If you are a person with a
ty who needs any accomr
in order to participate in ti
ceeding, you are entitled,
cost to you, to the provisi
certain assistance. Please
,Court Administrator's Offi
Judicial Circuit, P.O. Box 9
Drawer J-102, Bartow, Flo
33830-9000, phone (863) 5
4690 within 2 working day
your receipt of this notice
are hearing or voice impala
1-800-955-8771.


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Wauchula, FIL 338,
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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


A FINAL THANK YOU
For almost five years it has been my blessing to be able to use
this "Light One Candle" column to introduce people who are liv-
ing The Christophers' message and are making a positive differ-
ence in the world.
So often it seems that much of the news we read, see or hear
is bad. That can get pretty discouraging. Father James Keller,
founder of The Christophers, recognized the need to give people
hope, and so he started writing this column, to tell positive stories
of people young and old making the world a better place,
sometimes against what seem like insurmountable odds.
I think it's fair to say that you would never know about a lot of
these people were it not for this column. I
Many of those you've read about here probably most -
aren't famous or rich or gifted with extraordinary talents. They are
just "regular" people who see opportunities to use their God-given
gifts to do something good for others and, in doing so, become
examples for all of us.
A lot of us experience times when the challenges in our lives
make us anything but positive and hopeful. Then we hear or read
about people who have turned their own darkness into light for
themselves and others.
They remind us that we have, within ourselves, unique gifts
from God that He asks us to share with others. The Christophers
call those people "Christ-bearers."
These Christ-bearers are all around us, but we can get so pre-
occupied with our own world we don't see them. The purpose of
this column is to tell their stories, and remind readers that God does
walk with us each and every day in the form of those who
believe: "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
And they use their gifts to light those candles.
To write this column has been a special privilege for me. But
this will be my last "Light One Candle" column. I have decided to
retire and devote my energies to being an involved grandfather -
something that I have missed being for far too long.
As I leave, I want to thank all of the people who have con-
tributed to the column in so many ways over these five years. If I
attempted to name them I'd certainly leave someone out, so I
extend my deepest gratitude to everyone I've worked with over
these years.
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"Light One Candle," and the editors who publish it in their papers.
The world needs The Christophers' message as much if not
. more today as it did when Keller founded the organization over
60 years ago. It's the loyalty of readers and editors who help keep
that message of hope going strong.
Someone once said that most men invariably stumble over
saying "goodbye," so I'll avoid it and simply promise my prayers
to all who read this and thank you again for allowing me the
privilege to be part of your journey.
God bless!
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The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Probate Division
File Number: 252008CP000025
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCILE VEVA PETRUSZKA,
Deceased. /

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION


ICE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
1ESS (Testate)
REET The administration of the Estate
73 of LUCILE VEVA PETRUSZKA,
deceased, whose date of death
an action was September 3, 2007, is pend-
*n the fol- ing in the Circuit Court for Hardee
e County, County, Florida; Probate Division,
File Number 252008CP000025,
the address of which is 417 West
OTS 2 Main Street, Wauchula, Florida
8 OF 33873. The names and addresses
ITION of the Personal Representatives
UCHU- and the Personal Representative's
UNTY, Attorney are set forth below.
PLAT The estate is testate and the
date of the decedent's Will and
any Codicils are dated September
05 TEN- 30, 2004.
HULA, FL Any interested person on whom
ainst you a copy of this notice was served
serve a must file with this Court any
enses, if objection by such person that
Garcia challenges the validity of the Will,
Solomon, the qualifications of the Personal
er, RA., Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
Saddress tion of the Court, by filing a peti-
Florida tion or other pleading requesting
25,2008, relief, in accordance with the
t date of Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
is later) THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
he Clerk DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
e service THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
or imme- ING PERSON. ALL OBJECTIONS
rise a NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
nwe oa BARRED.
ainst you BARRED.
Sin the All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
COURT claims, and who have been served
i Bradley with a copy of this notice, must file
ox 1749 their claims with this Court WITH-
a33873- IN THE LATER OF THREE
le Coker MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
uty Clerk THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
disabili- AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
dnodation OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
his pro- THEM.
at no All other creditors of the dece-
on of dent and other persons who have
contact claims or demands against the
ce, 10th decedent's estate, including
9000 unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
rida dated claims, must file their
534- claims with this court WITHIN
Vsof THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
; if you DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
ired, call TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
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PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

DEBORAH A. WAYDA
t Personal Representative
e Attorney for Personal Representative
JAMES H. McANLY
303 East Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
73 B (863)494-0062
Florida Bar# 0123988
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There is one word which may
serve as a rule of practice for
all one's life reciprocity.
-Confucius


April 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B



On The Agenda


HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Declare April as Child Abuse and Protection Month, 8:35
a.m.
Declare National Library Week and Library Amnesty Week,
8:45.
Public Hearing, ordinance to continue the six-cent local
option fuel tax, 9 a.m.
Presentation of the annual report, 9:40 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


EARL & ARNOLD
Wonder if you are an old friend? "Who is this e-mail from?" I
thought.
"Rick, did you grow up in Centreville? Graduate '73? Know a
big goof by the name of Earl?"'
I laughed. Thirty-three years had passed. Off went a quick
response. "Here's a hint: Arnold."
Yes, he knew Arnold. That was my nickname in high school. I
wasn't too fond of it since it was the namesake of a cute pig on a
popular television show of that era.
Arnold-the-Pig comparison aside, it was great wandering back
to those old memories. I have many smile-worthy ones regarding
Earl.
Another e-mail to Earl: "So, tell me about life. Where do you
live'? Wife? Kids? Job? What do you do for fun? Spiritual life?
Etc.?"
Searching of my brain, I thought: "Spiritual life?" Earl and I
had been best friends. We both attended churches every Sunday.
We both thought of ourselves as Christians, yet it's highly doubtful
we ever had one significant spiritual conversation. Realistically,
it's doubtful we even had a frivolous, shallow one.
More likely, zero.
God says, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." This is our
central theme as Christians. And then He goes on to say, "These
words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart
... you shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you
walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."
So, God, if we love You we are supposed to talk about You and
Your commands? Even outside of church? Should we start with our
good friends?
Why not?
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


REQUEST FPR BIDS

The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids on the following:

2000/SPSI MODULAR BUILDING

The modular can be seen and inspected at 104 Fifth Street West, Zolfo Springs
during regular business hours 8AM until 4PM Monday thru Friday. The bids must
be submitted to the Town Clerk, 3210 US Hwy 17 South, or RO. Box 162, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890, with the following information (BID 2000 Modular Building)
printed legibly on the outside of the sealed envelope. Bids will be accepted until
4PM Friday, April 18, 2008.

Bids will be opened and awarded at the Regular Town Commission Meeting 6 o-
clock RM. Monday, April 21, 2008. 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 (10) days to remit payment and remove the property.

George Neel, Mayor

Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk 4-3-10c




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-06

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-06 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
April 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-06

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

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

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


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


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



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12B The Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2008


History: 'Banking Houses'


Edited by Spessard Stone from The Florida
Advocate of 1929 and 1936, as shown.
Friday, Feb. 15, 1929:
"Hardee County experienced her first bank
failure this week when the Hardee County Bank
here and the Citizens Bank of Zolfo at Zolfo
Springs failed to open for business Tuesday
morning.
"Notices posted on the doors of the institutions
stated the directors had decided to place the
affairs in the state banking department.
"Both the closed institutions were in the
Skipper-Roberts-Lanier chain of banks and were
established comparatively recently. The Hardee
County Bank moved here from Zolfo Springs
about 1922, and the Citizens Bank was formed at
that time.
"The closing of the two banks followed the
failure of the Highlands Bank and Trust Co. at
Sebring on Monday, that being the first bank in
the chain to close.
"Meanwhile, business went on as usual at the
other three banks in the county, including the
State Bank of Bowling Green and the Bank of
Wauchula and Carlton National Bank in
Wauchula.
"At the close of business Tuesday afternoon
the three remaining banks in the county reported
business "as usual" and some of them even
reported an increase in deposits for the day.
There was no excitement of any kind, and people
went about their business as though nothing had
happened.
"It is understood that the city of Wauchula and
the county had some funds in the two closed
banks, but is believed it will pay off all obliga-
tions. Information from a reliable source shows
that the Citizens Bank at Zolfo Springs was in
good shape financially and it is believed it will
pay off all obligations.
"The other banks in the county are strong and
there is no doubt but that they will continue to
prosper as usual. The Carlton National Bank was
organized in 1904 and the Bank of Wauchula and
State Bank of Bowling Green were both orga-
nized in 19908."

Friday, Feb. 22, 1929:
"Business was practically standing still here
Wednesday following the closing of the two
banks here after repeated withdrawals Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday morning exhausted


their supply of cash.
"Some nervous depositors withdrew large
sums and wild rumors spread rapidly. One depos-
itor withdrew more than $4,000 from the Bank of
Wauchula and it was said he spread the alarm
among those who would listen to him. As a
result, within a few hours large sums had been
withdrawn from that institution and the inspec-
tors decided to turn the affairs of the bank over to
the state.
"The Carlton National Bank opened for busi-
ness as usual Wednesday morning, but a mob of
people immediately started a run. The bank
remained opened until 9:40 o'clock, having paid
out approximately $20,000 in cash during the 40
-minutes.
"In the heat of the excitement, many local cit-
izens tried to reason with those who were taking
out their deposits, but to no avail. The mob
increased as minutes went by and the news
spread like wild fire.
"The excitement was caused, it was said, by
the closing of several banks in this section of the
state during the past few days, followed by the
adverse reports circulated about the local banks.
"State banking officers were here Wednesday
and yesterday, completing the work of examining
the books late yesterday at the Bank of
Wauchula. The bank was opened in 1908 and had
capital stock of $30,000. A.G. Smith was presi-
dent; D.O. Ratliff, vice-president; and W.W.
Gillette, cashier. Directors were A.G. Smith,
D.O. Ratliff, W.B. Beeson, J.W. Farr, J.C.
McEwen, C.R. Bostick, Harry Stansfield, B.T.
Altman and W.W. Gillette.
"The Carlton National Bank was organized in
1904 and became a national bank in 1916. It was
capitalized at $50,000. C.J. Carlton was presi-
dent; H.H. Meadows, vice-president; and C.S.
Carlton, cashier. Directors of the bank were C.J.
Carlton, B.H. Meadows, J.W. Earnest, H.B.
Rainey and S.D. Williams.
"The Carlton Bank is not a 'busted' bank but a
'closed' bank, this being brought about
Wednesday morning by a run. Many interested
citizens could not reason with excited depositors,
who withdrew their accounts, said C.J. Carlton,
president of the Carlton National Bank.
"Mr. Carlton also said 'this is the first time in
three years that we have had normal climactic
conditions and the prospects for our vegetable
crop is the best in 10 years. The groves are


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-05B

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public.hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-05B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day
of April 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-05B

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATE-
LY 6.47 ACRES LOCATED AT 1322 EAST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA,
DESIGNATED AS THE "CITY PROPERTY", FROM COUNTY "A-1 AGRI-
CULTURAL' TO CITY "CONSERVATION"; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

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

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


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


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


putting on an excellent growth and full 50 per
cent of the crop is still in the trees and indications
are that it will pay a profit to the grower over the
cost of production.'"

The Florida Advocate of Friday, April 26,
1929, in a feature, "Wauchula State Bank
Opened On Wednesday," noted that a group of
prominent capitalists had assumed charge, and
on Wednesday morning the new institution
opened for business.
The Florida Advocate of Friday, July 19, 1929,
in "Bank At Bowling Green Failed To Open
Yesterday," reported that the State Bank of
Bowling Green, organized in 1908, had failed to
open its doors on July 18. It, however, later
reopened with W.A. Hendry as president. In.
August 1936, it closed after being purchased by
the Wauchula State Bank:


Friday, Aug. 28, 1936:
"The State Bank of Bowling Green closed its
doors to the public at the close of business hours
last Saturday afternoon, and all accounts have
been transferred to the Wauchula State Bank
here. The bank at Bowling Green was purchased
some time ago by J.W. Crews, president of
Wauchula State Bank, and his associates.
"Mr. Crews states that he will keep his same
employees at the bank here, and in addition has
secured the services of Misses Marcia and Doris
Minor, of Bowling Green, former employees of
the bank there,
"The Wauc'-,ala State Bank is now the only
banking institution in Hardee County, with total
deposits of better than $855,000 and local
resources better than $956,000. It is one of the
soundest financial institutions in Florida and its
total resources are ample to handle any legitimate
business in Hardee County."


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING'
AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE INCORPORATED
LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-05 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
April 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2008-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 6.47 ACRES LOCATED AT
1322 EAST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, DESIGNATED AS THE "CITY
PROPERTY", INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Clarissa Abbott
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Men's League Takes A Break


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Men's Church
League played another three
nights of ball last week, so there
could be a break this week.
Many of the players are teens
or have families with children
out of school this week. Play
will resume on Tuesday and
will only be twice a week from
now to the end of the season,
May 13.
Games are at 6:45 and 8:15
p.m. at the Recreation Complex
just north of the high school.
There is no admission, so
everyone can come and root for
his/her favorite team.
At the end of the first six
nights of action, Division A is
led by undefeated First
. Christian. Holy Child Catholic
is at 4-1 and St. Michael's
Catholic and Celebration
Church-Hardee Campus are
both at 2-3. Primera Mission
Bautista Hispana, the newest
team this season, is still looking
for a win, but getting more
competitive all the time.
In Division B, St. Alfonso I
leads with a 5-0 record and
Northside Baptist is at 4-1.
Trailing them are Bowling
Green Baptist, St. Alfonso II
and New Vision Worship
Center.
Competition last week was
hot and heavy, with a pair of
one-run games amongst the
bunch.
Monday's Field 3 game was a
20-2 win for Celebration over
usually strong St. Michael's.
Clint Hendry socked the only
homer for Celebration. He and
Jose Carrillo each put four runs
on the board. Willie Gilliard
tripled but was out trying to get
home.
For St. Michael's, the only
long-ball hit was by Eric Grace.
Brothers Osles and Pierre
Lazarre put runs on the board
on Grace's triple.
In the Field 3 late game
Monday, First Christian cruised
past Holy Child 29-5.
James Blum homered twice,
doubled and singled twice to
nearly hit for the cycle for First
Christian. Justin Battles also
homered and doubled. Alan
Tubbs added a triple and pair of
doubles.
A Miguel Santoyo homer, a
triple by Elias Ramirez and
double by Rigo Briones were
the hot hits by Holy Child. Roy
Santoyo joined the others in
scoring.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, St.
Alfonso I upended previously
unbeaten Northside 26-9.
Raul Garcia, Willie Dick-
erson, J.R. Bass and Dale
Roberts. each homered for St.
Alfonso. Garcia rounded the
bases five times and Thomas


Trevino added four runs.
For Northside, Travis Wig-
gins, John Roberson, Reid
Benton and Todd Rogers all
stroked extra-base hits. Rob-
erson, Randy Benton and pick-
up player Ches Graham each
put a pair of runs on the board.
The Field 4 late game was an
automatic win for St. Alfonso II
as New Vision did not field a
team.
Celebration returned on
Tuesday evening for a 31-24
win over Primera Bautista in
the 6:45 game on Field 4.
Weston Johnson homered
twice, tripled and singled for
Celebration, picking up seven
RBIs. Hendry also had seven
RBIs on a homer, double and
four singles. He and Willie
Gilliard each scored five times
and Johnson and Andrew
Hinojosa added four runs each.
John. McBride hit for the
cycle for Primera with a homer,
triple, double and single for
four RBIs. He and Jason Evans
came home four times each and
Andy Yancey, Eric Mushrush,
Simon Olvera and Pedro Santos
each added three more.
In the Field 4 nightcap, First
Christian crushed St. Michael
28-8.
Billy Hernandez smashed a
grand-slam and a solo homer
for First Christian. Tubbs, Chris
Knight and Keith Nadaskay
each touched home four times.
St. Michael scored all eight
of its runs in a first inning bat-
around, highlighted by an Erick
Virgile double and another by
O.T. Baez to end the inning.
On Field 3, the opener was a
nail-biter, with St. Alfonso I
slipping past Bowling Green
16-15.
Hank Butler and Bass both,
homered for St. Alfonso while
Trevino tripled. Dickerson
put four runs on the board and
Eddie Strange added three.
For Bowling Green, it was a
homer and double by leadoff
batter Austin Helms, who gath-,
ered six RBIs. Doug and
Jeremy also homered. Helms
was the only three-tally batter.
The Field 3 late game was a
marathon, with Northside com-
ing back for a 39-29 win over
St. Alfonso II.
Todd Rogers hit the cycle for
Northside and Reid Benton
and Rob Davis also homered.
Leadoff batter Jerry Albritton
doubled four times and tripled
among his six hits and seven
scores. Wiggins and Roberson
each put five runs on the board
while Helms had six runs.
Ramirez nearly hit for the
cycle with a homer, triple and
double for St. Alfonso I. Ernie
Briseno circled the bases six
times on five hits and a fielder's
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Briones added a homer and trio
of triples. Javier also homered.
. On Thursday evening, St.
Michael's beat Primera 28-14 in
the 6:45 game on Field 3.
Osles Lazarre, Chad Clark,
Karl Comadsia and Joe St. Fort
all homered for St. Michael.
Baez was the only four-score
batter and Javis Parker, Clark,
St. Fort and the Lazarre broth-
ers each put three runs on the
board.
McBride and Santos each
homered and tripled for
Primera. McBride, Trent Page
and Evans were twin-tally bat-
ters.
The week's finale on Field 3
was another close encounter,
with Holy Child edging
Celebration 20-19.
Mario Santoyo, Mario
Tamayo and Rigo Briones each
homered for Holy Child. Eight
players each came around to
score twice each in the team
victory.
For Celebration,. Johtnson
tripled twice and Willie Gilliard
tripled and doubled. Yogy
Lozano tripled and Page dou-
bled. Johnson came home all
four times he got on base.
On Field 4, St. Alfonso I won
33-3 over Zolfo Springs rival
New Vision.
Bass smacked a grand slam
and solo homers for St.
Alfonso. Roberts and Dick-
erson also homered. Garcia and
Dickerson each had four runs
and Strange, Bass, Justin
Altman, Felix Salinas and Brent
Gilliard came home three times
apiece.
Steve Brantley homered and
Michael doubled for New
Vision. Adam had a pair of hits.
Trey, Adam and Steve each cir-
cled the bases.
In the week's final game on
Field 4, Northside won 25-10
over Bowling Green.
Rogers homered twice and
Randy Benton once for
Northside. Wiggins tripled and
doubled twice. Robert Hin-
erman, joined Roberson and
Wiggins in scoring four times
apiece.
Bryan Cook homered and
Michael Carte doubled twice
for Bowling Green. Paul
Roberts and Cook each scored
twice.


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Cardinals Claim AA Championship


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
When the regular season and
a playoff game were played in
the AA or machine pitch boys
division, the Rimes and Sons
Cardinals had the upper hand.
Defeating the Wauchula De-
partment Rangers in a playoff
last week 7-4, .the Cardinals
ended at the top of the heap.
Actually, they had won the
regular season with a 10-4-1
record (.714), with the Rangers
a close second at 9-5-1 (.643).
Next in order, were the Lake
Branch Dairy Braves, Rapid
Tech Devil Rays, Elks Lodge
Yankees and Sunshine Foliage
World Marlins.
Clarifying the games played
at the end of FCAT week
(moved up from March 10-11 to
Feb. 14-15), and a tie in the
March 14 game between the
Braves and the Cardinals,
changed the final standings just
a bit.
Backtracking to games at the
end of FCAT week, there were a
pair of games on Feb. 14. In the
opener, the Yankees downed the
Marlins 15-6.
For the Yanks, it was leadoff
batter Bryce Hernandez, Adrian
DeLeon and Logan Whidden
each with three trips around the
bases. Bo Villarreal added twin
tallies and Tyson Sutton,
Sammy Delatorre, Andres
Martinez and Rawson Aubry
chipped in with a run each. J.C.
Kulig was stranded as was
Jacob Hebert. Their coaches are
Doug Sutton, Ryan Thomas and
Lizandrd Villarreal.
For the Marlins, Jess Delgado
and Juan Medina circled the
bases twice each and Zach
Macias and Garrett Norris each


put a run on the board. Other
batters were Caleb Turner,
Gibson Haight, Pablo Salgado,
Lane Parks, J.M. Brown, Cody
Ellis and Zach Durastanti. Zach
Richardson did not play in that
game. The coaches are Ben
Norris, Matt Moye and Jason
Delgado.
In the second game on Feb.
14, the Rangers beat the Devil
Rays 21-7.
Chase Benton, Clayton Ar-
ledge and Lawrence Walker
each had a trio of tallies for the
Rangers. Joel Lee, Trevor
Walker, Wyatt Tyson, Ivan
Badillo and Lance Bursler each
scored twice and Ben Clarke
and Isaac Moreno each added a
run. Roy Lee Revels was
stranded.
Zach Deuberry and William
Derringer crossed home plate
twice each for the Rays. Cody
Helms, Trey Stephens and
Jacob Brandeberry each added
a run. Jaylon Ramirez, Cody
VanSickle, Eli Crosby and
Justin Long didn't get to home
plate.
In the only game on Feb. 15,
the Cardinals caught the Devil
Rays 13-6.
Leadoff batter Mason Block
came home all four times he got
on base for the Cardinals.
Miguel Ruiz added three trips
to home, Matthew Laker had
two and Nick Nichols, Devin
Rimes and Wyatt Keller had
one. Tyler Zuniga, Mitchell
Allen, Andy Garza, Hardee
Pace and Maddie Garcia didn't
make it all the way home.
For the Rays, Ramirez was
the only twin-score batter.
Helms, Drew McGuckiri, Der-
ringer and Crosby also came
home. Other batters were


Deuberry, Stephens, VanSickle,
Brandeberry and Long. Ben
Adams didn't play in this game.
Coaches are Brent Stephens,
Andrew McGuckin and Robert
Deuberry.
The season finale on March
14 actually turned out to be a 7-
7 tie between the Braves and
the Cardinals.
Jason Alamia and Jax Ullrich
each put two runs on the board
for the Braves. Daniel Obregon,
Tanner Carlton and Josh
Carlton added one apiece.
Other Braves batters were Matt
Tyson, Tony Webb, Dustin
Willis and Cody Byers. Their
coaches are Matt Carlton, Max
Ullrich and Jason Carlton.
Leadoff batter Block again
paced the .Cardinals, circling
the bases three times. Laker,
Pace, Ruiz and Wyatt Keller
added one run each. Other bat-
ters were Nichols, Garcia,
Zuniga, Garza, Allen and
Rimes.
In the championship game
last week, the Cardinals took
the early lead and rallied late
for the 7-4 win.
For the victorious Cardinals
squad, Laker put a pair of runs
up, and Block, Pace, Ruiz,
Nichols and Rimes each put a
run on the board. Garcia,
Zuniga, Garza, Allen and Keller
didn't get home. Coaches are
Jeff Block, Bryan Laker and
Shawn Rimes.
In their final game, the
Rangers had Tyson, Lawrence
Walker, Moreno and Arledge
each put a run on the board, but
left Lee, Trevor Walker,
Benton, Clarke, Revels, Bursler
and Badillo short of home plate.
Their coaches are Kenny
Walker and Randy Benton.


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BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .............. 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD '
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
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 .............. 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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.

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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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......:........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a:m.
Morning Worship ................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.
. Eiglishg Service .................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer...................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225. E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
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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.
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CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
,Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

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






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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 ......................1...11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................I10Q:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
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 gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.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'
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...........9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study.........1...0:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3,1 Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2, & 4' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hlwy 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) .................11:00 a.m.
(Creole).....................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7..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 W orship ......................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF


PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 1:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7;30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.

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

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

Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportunity
for a kindness.
-Seneca


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..............1..0:00 a.m.
Children's Church............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..........:........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................... 7:00 p.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.......... 1:00 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...................... 1 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.............1......... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina................... 11:30 a.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 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.


SEEDS
FROM

SOWER



A friend asked, "Does the
Lord have a sense of humor?"
"He must have," I replied,
"He made me."
"But," he wondered, "did
He ever laugh?"
"I think so," I answered,
"for the Bible says, 'There is a
time to laugh.'"
A missionary in China was
ordered beheaded. When she
came to a hill, she started to
laugh. "Why?" demanded her
captors.
"I was just thinking," she
explained, "how funny it will
be to see my head roll down
the hill. For as my head rolls
down the hill, I'll be on my
way to heaven."
"If it's going to make her
happy," said the bandits,
"release her."
The Lord gives His children
hope and" happifesgs. Yd9s
there's a time to laugh.


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April 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's all over but district com-
petition.
The 2008 tennis teams fin-
ished up last week with a trio of
matches. They"ll put together
some practices this week as
they prepare for the Class 2A
District 9 post-season tourney
which begins next Wednesday
morning.
Since districts are at Sarasota
Booker, which doesn't have
lights, each day's matches have
to be completed before dark.
Matches are expected to contin-
ue into Thursday.
How Hardee will do depends
on the seedings which will be
determined on Monday in an
afternoon meeting at Hardee.
Hardee girls may find the great-
est opposition in the number
one singles in Jessi Jones of
Palmetto or Mary Midence of
Sebring. For the boys, elimina-
tion bouts may take out Shagen
Babylan of Braden River, Cody
Gusto of Booker or Jake Broen
of Sebring, which may be the
top seeds.
Only one individual and the
winner and runner-up teams
advance to the regionals.
Last week began with a trip
to Arcadia to take on the
DeSoto squads. Hardee girls
swept to the 7-0 victory. At
number one, Kaitlin Justice
won 6-3, 6-3 over Gabi Edel-
mann and Natalie Green had to
work hard for a 7-6, 6-3 win
over Mary Price.
Clara Durrance took number
three singles 6-1, 6-2 over
Hanna Neeley and Amanda
Porter won 6-3, 6-2 over Katie
Colding. In the number five sin-
gles, it was Savanah Palmer
winning 6-1, 6-0 over Kayla
Muse.
Hardee also took both dou-
bles in pro-set matches.
Justice/Green won 8-6 over
Colding/Edelmann and Dur-
rance/Porter won 8-2 over
Price/Neeley.
Hardee boys did not fare as
well at DeSoto. Number three
singles Dusty Spears had the
hardest task, battling in a three-









A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
(David prayed) How can I
know all the sins lurking in
my heart? Forgive and
cleanse me from these hid-
den faults. Keep me from
deliberate sins! Don't let
them control me.
Psalm 19:12-13a (NLT)

FRIDAY
When Jesus saw their faith,
He said, "Man, your sins are
forgiven you ... But, to con-
vince you that the Son of
Man has the right on Earth to
forgive sins."
Luke 5:20,24a (NEB)

SATURDAY
God (is) a God of mercy and
grace, endlessly patient -
so much love, so deeply true
- loyal in love for a thou-
sand generations, forgiving
iniquity, rebellion and sin.
Exodus 34:9 (ME)

SUNDAY
For we must never forget
that God rescued us from
the power of darkness . .
For it is by His Son Jesus
alone thad we have been
redeemed and have had our
sins forgiven.
Colossians 1:13a, 14 (PME)

MONDAY
(Solomon prayed) Then
hear their prayers from Your
home in Heaven, and do
what is right. Forgive Your
people of all their sins and
turning against You.
I Kings 8:49-50 (NCV)
TUESDAY
If we confess our sins, He
(God) is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unright-


You are only young once,
and if you work it right,
once is enough.
-Joe E. Lewis
The American Museum of
Natural History in New
York City is the largest nat-
ural history museum in the
world.


hour singles match to win 7-5,
6-7 (5), 11-9 over Jake Plymale.
He also played for another hour
in doubles with Mike Torres for
a heartbreaking 9-8 loss to
Plymale/Mitesch Patel with six
extra service points.
DeSoto won the four other
singles matches, although Joe
Porter came back from a 6-0
first set loss to almost upend
Eva Angeles in a 7-6 loss with
six service points. Torres, Drew
Macias and Isaac Vasquez also
lost. In an extra singles, Dylan
Justice beat Krysthian Ramos in
an 8-2 proset.
In other doubles Porter/-
Macias lost 8-2 to Angeles/Alex
Edelmann, and Justice/Vasquez
lost 8-0 to Mitul Patel/Ramos.
It was the opposite at Pal-
metto last Tuesday, with the
Wildcats having the upper hand
and the Lady Wildcats on an
uphill track.
Hardee boys swept through
with relative ease, handily win-
ning all five singles and both
doubles, none closely contest-
ed.
The Hardee girls, on the other
hand, were able only to win at
number one doubles, where
Justice/Green won over Jessi
Jones/Audrey Platt 8-6. Pal-
metto may be the girls team to
beat in districts, but Sebring
will contest the Lady Tigers for
every point.
The final matches of the sea-
son were last Thursday at Bra-
den River, which beat both
Hardee squads, the boys 1-6
and the girls 2-5.
In boys action, the only win
came at number two doubles
where Torres/Spears won 8-3
over Michael Esteban/Joey
Loeffler.
Palmer won an extra singles
match 8-0 over Lauren Wheel-
er. Shelby Durrance played at
number two singles and fought
Gladden for a 6-4, 3-6, 14-12
loss.
Hardee girls won both dou-
bles at Braden River. Justice/-
Green took Bock/Gladden 8-4.
Shelby Durrance and Clara
Durrance combined for an 8-4
win over Reibold/Martin.



eousness. If we say that we
have not sinned, we make
Him to be a liar and His truth
is not in us.
I John 1:9,10(KJV)

WEDNESDAY
(God said) I will cleanse
them from all the sin they
have committed against Me,
and will forgive their sins of
rebellion against Me.
Jeremiah 33:8 (NIV)
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)
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Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


TOP BREAM SPOTS
Most anglers start fishing in fresh water, often from a bank or
pier, and their first catch is usually a bream.
The image of a boy and his dog, with a cane pole and a can of
worms, brings to life a symbol of the American tradition of fishing
and stresses the ideal of youth connecting with nature and learning
independence.
Just think it all began with that first bream.
Florida's 7,700 named lakes and ponds and 10,500 miles of
streams and rivers brim with bream. "Bream" is a local term used
throughout the Southeast and includes various deep-bodied panfish
from the sunfish family.
The most common are bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker),
redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish stumpknockerr) and warmouth.
Although black bass are "sunfish," they are not considered to be
bream.
Almost any water body in the Sunshine State, regardless of
size or locale, contains hungry bream.
In Central Florida, shellcracker often spawn during'the third
week of March or first week of April. They begin to concentrate in
the Panhandle in mid- to late-May. Bluegill will spawn about a
month after shellcracker in each region. Shellcracker will bed well
into August, while bluegill will periodically spawn throughout the
summer and even as late as November in South Florida. Water
depths for bedding bream range from three to 10 feet.
Ounce-for-ounce, the abundant bluegill is a strong battler
when not over-tackled. Those caught will range from an average of
6-8 ounces to an occasional one-pounder. Florida's record bluegill
scaled 2.95 pounds.
"Shellcracker" is the locally popular name for the redear sun-
fish, the Sunshine State's largest "bream," which is easily identified
by the red margin at the edge of its gill flap. If panfishing is your
passion, don't overlook Florida's many streams and rivers for more
opportunities. These gems are teeming with redbreast sunfish,
spotted sunfish stumpknockerr) and warmouth.
Based on fishery surveys and local expertise, here are predic-
tions from FWC biologists on which spots deserve to be among our
top panfish locales (in no particular order) for 2008:
Lake Monroe, near Sanford, should remain good for bluegill
anglers in 2008, particularly if water levels do not drop too low.
Lake Kissimmee, east of Lake Wales, is a 35,000-acre lake,
located in the heart of Osceola County.
West Lake Tohopekaliga, south of Kissimmee, is most often
called Lake Toho, and aside from being one of the best bass fish-
eries in the country, it also supports one of the best bluegill/redear
fisheries in the state.
Lake Panasoffkee, west of Leesburg, is back on the list after
better-than-expected fishing recently.
Lake Talquin, west of Tallahassee, provides some great
opportunities for bream fishing.


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Tenoroc, northeast of Lakeland, makes fishing for panfish on
the 7,300-acre fish management area a rewarding experience.,
Go to the Lake Harris Chain if you're in the Leesburg area
and have a hankering to tussle with some heavier-than-usual
bluegill and shellcracker.
Lake Marian is located in southeast Osceola County, east of
Lake Kissimmee, and although this 5,740-acre "sleeper" lake does-
n't receive much recognition, it's still one of the best panfishing
localities.
Lake Istokpoga, located a few miles southeast of Sebring, is
a large, relatively shallow lake outstanding for its bluegill.
The Choctawatchee River, northwest of Panama City, pro-
vides a great experience for river and stream lovers.
The Suwannee River flows south from North Central Florida
to the Gulf of Mexico and is second to none for quality-sized spot-
ted sunfish stumpknockerr) and redbreast sunfish.
The Mosaic Fish Management Area, southwest of Bartow, a
1,000-acre fish management area in southern Polk County, pro-
vides excellent summer panfishing opportunities.
Lakes Orange and Lochloosa, near Gainesville, need to be
considered this year. As a result of the 2004 floods, and with the
help of Florida Wildlife Commission habitat-enhancement efforts,
the shoreline habitat is thriving in Orange Lake and Lake
Lochloosa.
Many of Florida's best bream fishing spots produce consis-
tently year after year. Notably missing for 2008, however, is
450,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. Revered by anglers nationwide,
the "Big 0" is currently imperiled by environmental consequences
following record-setting hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005, when
devastating storm winds repeatedly wreaked havoc on
Okeechobee's aquatic plant communities. In contrast, drought will
likely limit access until summer 2008.
FWC biologists continue to assist the South Florida Water
Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and others in restoring
the lake and its fishery to its glory days. Contact local marinas and
tackle stores for current conditions.
Additional information can be found at
MyFWC.com/Fishing/Forecasts, including details about access to
these top bream sites and quarterly updates.

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4C The Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2008


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


Joint 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 Master Mining and Reclamation Plan and Unit Plan
approval
T33S, R25E, Hardee County, Florida
Section 01: All, LESS rlotw for CR 664 & LESS rlolwl for County Line Rd;
Section 02: All, LESS r/o/w for County Line Rd & LESS the N1l4 of NWI/4 of
NEll4;
Secton03: N 2335' of W1/4 & N 2005' of W114 of E112 of NW1/4, LESS NW114
of NWIl4 of NE1/4 of NW1/4 & LESS r/o/w for County Line Rd & W114 of N314 of
Sec, LESS N 2335' thereof & W1I4 of E1/2 of NWIl4 LESS N 2005' thereof &
W114 of NE1/4 of SW1/4 & SE1/4 of SWI14 of NE1/4 of SW1/I4 & SWI14 of SE1/4
of NE1/4 of SWI/4 & S112 of SW114 & S112 of NE114 of SE1/4 of NE1/4 & SE114
of SEll4 of NE1l4 & SE1/4 lying E of Peace River, LESS Beg at NE corn of
NEll4 of NE114 of SE1/4 thence S 241.37'; thence W 185'; thence N 241.37';
thence E 185' to POB & LESS Corn at NE corn of NEll4 of NEll14 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 & E112 of NE1/4 of NE1l4 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
NE114 of NE114 of SE1/4, LESS rd r/olw & E 95' of N 241.37' of NEll4 of SEIl4,
LESS rd r/o/w;
Section 04: E114 of Sec, LESS rdo/w for County Line Rd & Corn at SW corn of
N1i2 of NWIl4 of SE1l4; thence S89deg58min50sec E 461.18' for POB; thence
N01deg41minl9secE 228.27'; thence N 85deg50min14secW 73.53'; thence N
00deg10mini9sec W 62.27'; thence S 89deg49min41sec W 150'; thence N
00deg 1lmin21sec W 365.14'; thence S 89deg56min33sec E 1082.75';; thence S
00deg29min05sec E 659.71'; thence N 89deg58mlnS0sec W 870.32' to POB;
Section 09: NEll4 of NEIl4 & that part of S1l2 of NW114 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 & SEll/4;
Section 11: All, LESS N 330' of E 660' of NW1l4 of SW114 & LESS Corn at SE
corn of NEll4 of SE1l4; thence N 380' to POB; thence S 82deg W415'; thence N
150'; thence N 82deg E 415'; thence S 150' to POB;
Section 12: All, LESS county rd ro/w;
Section 13: All, LESS N112 of NEI/4 & LESS N 881.76' of SE1l4 of SE1/4 &
LESS Corn at SE corn of NEll4; 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 NE1/4 lying N & E of the middle channel of Peace
River & Ell2 of SE1/4 lying E of the middle channel of Peace River;
Section: The E114 of NE14 & E1l2 of NE1/4 of SEll4 & SE1/4 of SEI/4;
Section 23: All, LESS N 175' of E 143' & LESS Beg at SE corn of NEII/4 of
NWI/4; thence W 600'; thence N 210'; thence E 270'; thence N 120'; thence E
330'; thence S 330' to POB & LESS S112 of NE1/4 of NEll14 & LESS E 450' of
SEll4 of NEll4 & LESS county rd rlolw;
Section 24: All'of Sec, including Lots 01, 02 & 03 of Lake Dale Ests, LESS
SW1/4 of SW1/4 of NWIl4 & LESS W 112 of NW1/4 of SW114 & LESS Corn at NE
corn of SE1l4 of NEll4; thence W 25'; thence S 549.93' for POB; thence W
227.66'; thence S 460.86'; thence E to W r/ow of St Rd 664B; thence N to POB
& LESS Corn at SW corn of SE1/4 of SW114; thence N 89deg09min34sec E 50'
to POB; thence N 00degl4min38seceW417.42'; thence N 89deg09min34sec E
208.71'; thence S 00degl4min38sec E 417.42'; thence S 89deg09mln34sec W
208.71' to POB & LESS county rd rio/w;
Section 25: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4 & W1l2 of NWI/4 of NWII4 & NEll4 of
NW1l4 & E1/2 of SW1/4 of NWIl4 & W1/2 of SE114 of NW1/4 & NEll4 of NE114 &
SE1l4, LESS county rd rio/w;
Section 26: E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4, LESS N 283' thereof & N1/2 of SW14 of
NW1/4 & W112 of NWI14 of NW1l4 lying N of Heard Bridge Rd & Corn at NE corn
of NW1l4; 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
NE14 of NW1/4 lying N of Little Charlie Creek, LESS E 75' thereof & that part of
NWIl4 of SE1/4 of NWII4 lying N of Little Charlie Creek & S112 of Sec, LESS
Corn at SE corn of the sec; thence S 89deg51minl7sec 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 NE114 & NEll4 of SEll4 of NW1l4 & that part of NEll4 of NW114 lying S of
creek & that part of NW114 of SEll4 of NWIl4 lying S of creek & W 385' of N
283' of E1/2 of NWIl4 of NWII4 of NW1/4, LESS N 33' thereof for rd rlo/w &
LESS county rd rlo/w;
Section 27: NE1/4 of NE114, LESS rd rlolw & S1I2 of SE1l4 of NE114 & E1/2 of
SE1/4 & NE1/4 of SE1/4 of NEll4, LESS a 1 acre square in NW corn thereof 7
LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section : NE1/4 of NEll4, LESS S 200' thereof;
Secton 35: NWIl4 of NW1/4 & S3/4 of Ell4 of NEll4 & W1/8 of NEl/4 & SE1i4
of SW1/4 of SW1/4 of NEll4 & SE/ll4 of NWIl4 & NE1/4 of NEll4 of SW1/4 &
W1i2 of SEIl4 & NE1/4 of SE1/4, LESS SE1/4 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 & W1/4 of SE1l4
of SE14 & NEll4 of NWi/4, LESS Corn at NE corn of Sec; thence S
89deg51mlnl7sec W 2323.42' for POB; thence S 00deg28min08sec E 2317.86';
thence S 89deg51min17sec W 250'; thence N 00deg28min08sec W 2317.86';
thence N 89deg51min17sec E 250' to POB LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 36: N1l4 of NE1/4 of SW114 AND NWI/4, 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 NE1/4 of NW1l4 & LESS S 167'
of SW114 of NWI/4 & LESS S 324.19' of N 741.57' of E 671.82' of NE114 of
NWI/4 & LESS county rd rio/w.

Section 05: All, LESS a parcel of land 626.25' E & W by 208.75' N & S n NW
corn of SW1i4 of NW1/4 & LESS county rd rlo/w;
Seion 06: All, LESS Corn at NW comrn of Sec; thence E 2465'; thence S
684.75' to POB; thence S 635.25'; thence E 660'; thence N 528'; thence NW'ly to
POB & LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 07: All, LESS county rd r/o/w;
Section 08: Wil2 & NEll4 & W1/2 of SEll4 & NEll4 of SE1/4 LESS a 5 acre
parcel in SE corn thereof & LESS county rd rlo/w;
Section 18: NW1/4 & N3/4 of Nil/2 of SW1i/4 LESS Corn at NW corn of SW1/4
of NWil4; thence E to E rlo/w of SR664 for POB; thence S 208.75'; thence E
521.85'; thence N 208.71'; thence W 521.85' to POB & LESS Corn at NW corn of
SW1i4; thence E to E rloiw 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: SWil/4 & S112 of NWi/4, LESS county rd rio/w;
Section 30: NW1/4 of NWI/4, LESS Beg at SW corn of NWl/4 of NWl/4;
thence E 510'; thence NB 200'; thence W 220'; thence S 83'; thence W 290';
thence S 117' to POB & SW1i/4 of NW1/4 & NWil/4 of SW1i/4; & SW1i/4 of SW1/4,
LESS S 210' of W 210' thereof & S 660' of W 330' of NE/ll4 of NWl/4 & E1/2 of
NE/ll4 of NWl/4 & W 175' of NW1/4 of NE/ll4, LESS E 175' of S 900' thereof &
LESS county rd rlo/w.
Entire site contains approximatelyv. 10.885 acres, more or less


Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


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

COUNTY
March 30, Jesus Rodriguez, 19, of 4503 Dixiana Dr.,ABowling
Green, was arrested by the county wide Gang Task Force (GTF)
and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
March 30, Vidal Perez, 28, of 403 E. Fourth St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, disorderly con-
duct/affray and criminal mischief, damaging property.
March 30, Clemente&Martinez,44, of 221 Otter Run, Ona,
was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther and charged with battery.
March 30, a residential burglary on Hampton Road, criminal
mischief on Makowski Road, Wilbur C. King Blvd., Stansfield
Road, Doc Coil Road and Magnolia Street, and thefts on Gebhart
Road, Rodeo Drive and two locations on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

March 29, Medardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of 1771 U.S. 17
North, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on a charge of
resisting an officer by refusal to sign a citation.
March 29, Edilberto Padillo, 21, of 113 Fifth St. West, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with car-
rying a concealed weapon.
March 29, a tag stolen on Troublesome Avenue, and thefts on
Blair Lane, East Main Street and U.S. 17 South were reported.

March 28, Steve Edward Chester, 50, of 1204-14th St. W.,
Bradenton, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
March 28, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

March 27, Michelle Ann Middleton, 47, of 901 Quail Road,
Wauchula, was a,Trrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
battery.
March 27, a business burglary on Merle Langford Road was
reported.

March 26, Casey James Simmons, 25, of 3585 Creek Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with bat-
tery.
March 26, Ever Gudiel Gutierres, 21, General Delivery, Ar-
cadia, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
March 26, a business burglary on Sweetwater Road, burglary
of a conveyance on 5th St. East, a fight on South Road, criminal
mischief on Hobb Road, Louisiana Street and Sweetwater Road
were reported.

March 25, Christopher Jermaine Pace, 25, 1629 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church,
school or business and possession/manufacture of drug parapher-.-
nalia.
March 25, Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of eavesdrop-
ping equipment/unlawful installation of radio equipment.
March 25, a residential burglary on SR 62 was reported.

March 24, Austin A. Mentel, 19, of 4450 Lighthouse Ave.,
Lake Wales, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
March 24, thefts on Washington Street and two locations on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
March 30, Melvin Lewis, 34, of 3006 Hickory Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with bat-
tery.
March 30, a robbery on East Main Street, and criminal mis-
chief on Makowskil Road and on Eddy Street were reported.

March 29, Mario Lino, 24, of 831 Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Chris Leconte on a charge of
hit-and-run, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a crash.
March 29, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South and a fight on
East Main Street were reported.

March 27, criminal mischief on Saunders Street and on First
Street was reported.

March 26, a theft on Polk Road was reported.

March 25, criminal mischief on River Chase Circle and a theft
on Downing Circle were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 30, Jesus Gonzalez, 30, of 4605 First St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charge with failure
to obey a police officer by fleeing. At the jail, Dep. Carlos Arce
detained him on a charge of failure to appear in court.
March 30, criminal mischief on Grape Street was reported.

March 29, Emilio Aguilar Lopez, 38, of 4200 Middle Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence and
violation of a municipal ordinance.
March 29, a tag stolen on Willow Avenue, criminal mischief
on Epps Avenue and a theft on Pleasant-Way were reported.

March 25, Eduardo David Castillo, 19, of 520 Eddy St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with
unarmed burglary of a dwelling. At the jail, Sgt. Lyle Hart detained
him on charged of possession of drug paraphernalia, sale of
methamphetamine and failure to appear in court.
March 25, a residential burglary on Church Avenue was
reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
March 24, a residential burglary on Elm Street was reported.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: .Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll,
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Chunks, Juice,
.Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Green Beans, Birth-
day Cake, French Fries, Juice)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni (Salad
Tray, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
.Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Jell-O, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Potato Triangle, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Bis-
cuits, Applesauce, Fruit Snack)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce & To-
mato, Green Beans, Yellow
Cake, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Juice, Pears, Cinnamon
Toast, Milk


Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni or
Deli Turkey Sandwich or Pep-
peroni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Salad Bar, Pinto Beans-w/Ham,
Peaches, Juice, Roll) Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Jell-O, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Pepperoni, Pizza or Fish
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Potato Triangle,
Applesauce, Juice, Salad Bar)
and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
SLunch: Chicken Nuggets
(Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw,
Applesauce, Roll, Mixed Veg-
etables, Juice) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh Po-
tatoes, Broccoli, Applesauce
Cake, Macaroni Salad, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits,
Juice, Pears, Cinnamon Toast,
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Bearis & Ham, Squash,:.
Peaches, Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Oatmeal, Applesauce,:
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears,
Jell-O) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Cheese Toast, Peaches,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Potato Triangle, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk


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APPEAR HERE TOO!! .
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis'
At The Herald Advocate



NOTICE

REQUEST TO VACATE ALLEY

All interested persons are hereby notified that Reson L.
Holt, Sr. and wife, Sandra J. Holt and Gabriel J. Paniagua
are requesting that-a platted but unimproved alley be
vacated. The alley is located as follows:

AN ALLEY APPROXIMATELY 16 FEET WIDE BEGIN-
NING AT THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WEST
BAY STREET AND RUNNING SOUTHERLY
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF BLOCK 36, OF THE
CARLTON & MCEWEN ADDITION TO WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF:"
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE.2-11 (HARDEE
COUNTY PLATS RECORDED IN DESOTO COUNTY)
AND PLAT BAR A-32 OF THE PUBLIC.RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND CONTINUE TO
THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF SAID PLAT.

The proposed request will.be considered by..he WauchuJa
City Commission on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
in the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite
105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons will be
heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Commission with respect to this
request for which he will need a verbatim record of the
proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim
record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor

ATTEST:
s/Clarrisa Abbott
City Clerk


School


Lunch Menus


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Fort Green Baptist had a
good Easter Day. We have a
wooden cross on the vestibule
and everyone brings fresh flow-
ers to put on it. (There is chick-
en wire over the wood.) This is
always a favorite place to pose
for pictures after the morning
service.
The little girls were beautiful
in their new Easter dresses, as
were the older girls. Even some
of the moms were sporting new
Easter frocks.
The days are gone when all
ladies wore a hat at least one
Sunday a year and that Sunday
was always on Easter. Little
girls, babies, they all were
dressed to the "T" with their
gloves and Easter hats. That is a
bygone era.
I was in south Georgia on
Palm Sunday and stopped for
gas and some of the women
needing gas before going on to
church were dressed up! Hats to
match their suits and they really
looked sharp. Even the men had
on loud suits.
Betty Abbott had her children
and grandchildren for Easter
Sunday dinner. Bill and Tisha
Crews and son Garrett motored
up from Arcadia to enjoy the
home cooking. They attended
morning worship at Fort Green.
It was great to see them.
Marnet and Bryant Waters
attended Fort Green Easter
Sunday with son Dustyn and
Tammy Waters. Marnet enjoyed
holding grandson Brody. Briana
brought her doll, whose dress
matched Briana's. Briana had
made both dresses!
Lots of families had relatives
visiting for Easter Sunday at
church. We are always glad to
see them.
Doris Thornton enjoyed a big
day Sunday with her family for
dinner. She always fixes dress-
ing and plenty of other good
dishes, plus delicious strawber-
ries furnished by son Mike.
Gwen Albritton prepared the
usual ham dinner for her daugh-
ter, Donna, and husband Dale
Chancey with children Ryan
and Jordan. Mildred Cooper
enjoyed visiting with them


along with Katie Boyette who
came by to introduce her new
Easter gift, a Boston Bull
puppy. Kimberly dropped by to
visit in the afternoon.
Sherman and Rilla Cooper
had dinner guests. Daughter
Avie and family and Mark
Kaylee Hogenauer enjoyed the
dinner along with the usual egg
hunt. Avis Sasser came for din-
ner but but was not up to hunt-
ing eggs. She watched as all the
others participated in the hunt,
as there were unusual prizes in
the eggs. T.K. missed out on all
the fun as he was scheduled to
work.
Stephanie Gugle went to
Columbus, Ga., to attend a wed-
ding on Easter Sunday. She
reported a beautiful wedding
and a grand trip.
Hunter Reid celebrated his
birthday last Sunday with a
cook out at the "camp." Among
his gifts were new fishing
equipment. His grandparents,
Margie and Punk Albritton, en-
joyed the wonderful shade trees
and the peace and tranquility of
the lazy country road while
watching him fish at the creek
on Hendry Road. The new tack-
le was not the solution, as
Hunter reported no luck, just a
nibble. Like all dedicated fish-
ermen, he will be back fishing
and probably lots during spring
break.
"Hissong," a Southern gospel
group, presented a concert at
Fort Green on the fifth Sunday.
Their message is spread
through their music. Everyone
enjoyed them.
About 10 Fort Green girls
made dresses and entered them
in the 4-H booth at the Hardee
County Fair. Most won red rib-
bons but two had blue ones,
Norma Alejandro and Kasie
Powell.
If you have items of interest
that your neighbors would love
to know about, or items of inter-
est you don't want them to
know about, please let me
know!
Take care and God bless until
next week.


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper

773-6710


KOFFEE KLATCH
Don Merillat opened Koffee
Klatch on March 26 by inform-
ing folks that John Jackson had
passed away suddenly the night
before. Don then led everyone
in prayer. Dick Robinson led
the U.S. Pledge and Bernice
English led the Canadian
Pledge. The hosts were Don and
Jeri Plumley, Stew and Diane
Blair, and Bill and Diane
Burget. The 50/50 winners were
John and Corene Ritsema,
Nancy Sharlow, Al and Shirley
Johnson, and Lowell and
Carolyn Gordon.

SQUARE DANCING
Square dance lessons will
start on Wednesday afternoons
in January 2009 with Sam Dunn
at the mike. Four other callers
will alternate on Sunday
evenings at Crystal Lake
Village with a pre-dance work-
shop beginning in November.
Phyllis Hathaway will teach
round dance on Thursdays.
Come and be a part of the smil-
ing faces enjoying dancing.

DANCES
Shame on those that attended
the afternoon's farewell street
dance or went on the gambling
ship but were unable to attend
the final dance of the season to
help boost our final dance atten-
dance for the year. It was one of
the best dances of the season. It
seems our youngest seniors
Gaylord and Cede Williams,


COURTESY PHOTO
Crystal Lake is losing square dance caller Joy Teagle as
he and his wife Dorotha are moving north.


Letter To The Editor

UF's IFAS Should Be

Protected From Major Cuts


Leo and Roe Messier, Joanne
Dunlop and Dora Morgan out-
did you and the rain had no
effect on them. If you want to
have dances, you have to attend
them.
There were 132 or more that
attended the street dance that
was held at the rec hall due to
the threat of rain. There was a
great selection of food and
everyone enjoyed the music.

BINGO
Beth Collins won the paper
special on March 21 and
Shirley O'Neal won the hot ball
jackpot.
On March 24, the paper spe-
cial was split between Alice
Hunt and Nancy Culver, and
Rosalie Folnsbee won the hot
ball.

CHURCH
The prelude for church ser-
vice on Easter Sunday, March
23, was a selection of familiar
hymns by organist Linda Gray,
and pianist, Carole Jones.
Maxine Stromme was the
greeter for the 117 residents and
visitors who attended. Nancy
Morrison directed the choir for
a beautiful anthem titled "Had
It Not been for a Man Called
Jesus." Rev. Winne's Easter
message was "The Living
Christ" based on Scripture from
the Gospel of St. Luke 24:14-
35. The service closed with the
singing of "God Be With You
'Til We Meet Again."


Dear Editor:
Faced with a state budget cri-
sis, University of Florida's
President Bernard Machen is
contemplating drastic cuts in
funding for UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) and research directly
tied to agriculture. Dr. Mach-
en's knife could slice critical
work done at Lake Alfred's
Citrus Research and Education
Center (CREC), a division of
IFAS.
This would be devastating to
the state's $9 billion citrus
industry. Over the past 90
years, CREC has been at the
forefront of citrus research
doing everything from develop-
ing new varieties to improving
production techniques. Florida
citrus would not be a $9 billion
economic engine if it weren't
for the tremendous support
we've received from
CREC/IFAS.
One of the major challenges
Florida citrus is grappling with
is citrus greening, an insidious
disease that rapidly kills trees
and spreads like wildfire.
Greening is now endemic to the
state and threatens citrus to the
core. We currently have more
than 100 research projects
underway designed to combat
greening, and many are IFAS
administered with CREC serv-
ing as Ground Zero in the fight.
This research, which may
well determine the future of
Florida citrus, must continue
unabated to achieve maximum
results. We can't do this on a
shoestring budget. I certainly
understand the tough choices
Dr. Machen must address. UF
has been asked to slash $50 mil-
lion, and obviously the process
is going to be painful for many
segments of the University.
That fact is crystal clear, and I
am not envious of Dr. Machen's
task at hand.
With this in mind, we are not
asking that IFAS be granted
"sacred cow' status as some
observers have suggested. But
Machen should make cuts equi-


I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
-Pablo Picasso


table across the university with-
out a disproportionate cut to
IFAS. In a recent public state-
ments, Dr. Machen says he will
focus on "targeted reductions in
programs" and not across the
board cuts. If this means goug-
ing IFAS programs, Machen is
making a serious mistake.
Let me remind him that UF,
as a land-grant institution, has a
special responsibility to serve
the needs of Florida agriculture.
That was part of the deal when
the federal government gave
massive tracts of land to the
university, and we believe
wholesale cuts to IFAS's budget
would not be living up to the
terms of the agreement.
And for the readers who
think the issue is just about
growers and the people who
rely on the IFAS for research,
information and education, con-
sider this: Agriculture is a key
part of Florida's economy.
More than 100 individual
industry sectors in the state are
agriculture-related, providing a
$54 billion economic impact
and almost 391,000 full-time
and part-time jobs.
Citrus alone has a $9 billion
economic impact on Florida
while creating 90,000 jobs.
Citrus also serves as the state's
signature industry producing 80
percent of the orange juice con-
sumed domestically while forti-
fying the economies of many
rural Florida communities.
While biotech start-ups and
venture capital firms grab all of
the headlines, Florida agricul-
ture chugs along providing a
stable economic foundation for
Florida.
In other words, hurt Florida
agriculture through cuts to
IFAS and you hurt the entire
state. Before Dr. Machen makes
any final decisions, he should
keep this in mind.

Michael W. Sparks.
Executive Vice
President/CEO
Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


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LeI Courth!o1usei RIp]rt,


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Scott Michael Osborn, 28,
Rochester, Minn., and Jaime
Nicole Tish, 25, Rochester,
Minn.
Kyle.Allen Kitchens, 29,
Wauchula, and Emily Idell
Kirk, 26, Wauchula.
Angel Aviles, 31, Roseboro,
N.C., and Jessica Rodriguez
Carrillo, 27, Roseboro, N.C.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Robert Goist vs. Queenie
Mullins, dismissed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Jose M. Aquino-Salas, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge battery), probation
revoked, 120 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
Akeem Frazier, possession of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, 45 days in
jail, license suspended two
years, $315 fine and court costs;
two counts possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Randy Lee Fugate, violation
of a condition of pretrial
release, time served, $315 fine
and court costs.
Benito Jimenez, trespassing
on property, estreated bond.
Daisy Nicole Capetillo, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge violation of conditions
of pretrial release), probation
terminated.
Antonio Morales, violation
of probation (original charge
battery), probation revoked,
120 days jail CTS, balance due
on fines and fees.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving record
and facts concerning the case.
Jose M. Aquino-Salas, DUI
and no valid license, 12 months
probation with condition of 120
days CTS and concurrent with
misdemeanor sentence, license
suspended six months, DUI
school, no alcohol or bars, war-
rantless search and seizure, ran-
dom screens, $640.50 fine and
court costs, 50 hours communi-
ty service.
Laurencio Casarrubias, DUI
and no valid license, estreated


bonds.
Robert Alan Crown, DUI and
refusal to submit to DUI tests,
estreated bonds.
Jesus Angel Jaimes, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), adjudication with-
held, produced valid license, 16
hours community service.
Juan Molina-Barajas, allow-
ing an unauthorized minor to
drive, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Felipe R. Ramirez, DUI, pro-
bation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation and treatment, ran-
dom screen, $903 fine and court
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose Sustaita, DUI, probation
12 months, license suspended
'six months, DUI school, evalu-
ation and treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, no alcohol
or bars, random screens,
$640.50 fine and court costs, 50
hours community service.
Moises Tellez Flores,
DWLS, probation six months,
$330 fine and court costs.
Christopher Lee Baker,
DWLS, transferred to felony
court.
Michael Dwayne Daniels,
DWLS, 30 days, $330 fine and
court costs.
William Edwad Nims, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge DUI), probation
revoked, 120 days, fines and
court costs placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Jennifer Flores vs. Darlene
King, petition for injunction for
protection.
The Citizens Group vs.
Travis J. Mitchell and Megan E.
Mitchell. petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert
and Ruth A. Livingston, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Susan G. Lambeth and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. James J. Lambeth,
petition to enforce out-of-state
child support order.
Johnny E. Johnson vs. State
of Florida, petition for review
of inmate situation.
Wells Fargo Bank vs.
Margrene Lampley et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Aurora Loan Services vs.
Chanthaviso Soukvilay and
Vaenpheit Chantharath, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.


The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Sammy J. Bilotta and Obetia
Johnson Bilotta, divorce.
Amy Christine Huckaby and
James Larry Huckaby, divorce.
Marie A. Aguilar and George
Aguilar, amended divorce
order.
Rudolph Harris vs. T.H.
Cannon, W. Brazil, C. Garrett,
A. R. Ehrhart and Hardee
Correctional Institution, peti-
tion for inmate review trans-
ferred to Leon County.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Kathleen Fuss vs. Roberto
Castillo and Sebring Ford
Lincoln Mercury Sales Inc.,
voluntary dismissal.
Esmeralda Guajardo and
DOR vs. Enrique Garza, child
support order.
Wells Fargo Bank National
Association as trustee vs.
Samuel W. and Karen Hrabal et
al, judgment of mortgage fore-
closure.
Donna J. Picon and Juan M.
Picon, divorce.
Thelma Kapras and Robert
E. Kapras III, divorce.
Charles Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission et al, trans-
ferred to Leon County.
James L. Tate Jr. vs. Walter
A. McNeil and the state
Department of Corrections,
petition for inmate review dis-
missed.
Byron Jackson vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition
denied.
Richard Elbert Jr. vs. Walter
A. McNeil and DOC, petition,
denied.
Sofia A. Cavazos vs. Roberto
Cavazos, injunction for protec-
tion.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Virginia Smith and DOR vs.
Wesley Hall.
Tonya Suzanne Richardson
and DOR vs. Adam Dewayne
Richardson.
Thelma Tovar Garza and
DOR vs. Jesus Lorenzo Torres.

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


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



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
Description of Property:


YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2003


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.: 252007TDO33XXXXX 3:13-4:3c


also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Brandon Dacuma Bravo, car-
rying a concealed firearm, adju-
dication withheld, probation 12
months, $495 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender
fees, 75 hours community ser-
vice.
Candace Alaquora Brum-
field, battery on a detention
detainee/jailed person, .180 days
in jail, $672 fine and court costs
and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Rocky Gale Cook, posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
felon and possession of a gun
while using a light, probation
two years, $495 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender
fees, 50 hours community ser-
vice; possession of ammunition
by a convicted felon, not prose-
cuted.
Luis Delgado, violation of
probation (original charges pos-
session of cocaine and introduc-
ing contraband into a correc-
tional facility), probation re-
voked, 364 days CTS.
Ernesto DeSantiago, domes-
tic battery, adjudication with-
held, probation two years, 26-
week anger management/bat-
ters intervention classes, alco-
hol abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, $672 fine and court costs,
$140 public defender fees.
Donna Marie Devaney, utter-
ing forged bills amended to
attempted uttering forged bills,
180 days in jail, concurrent with
Polk County sentence.
William B. Fredrick, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges burglary of structure
and grand theft), probation
revoked, 364 days, concurrent
with prison sentence, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Gary Lee Glisson Jr., two
counts burglary of an unoccu-
pied structure/dwelling, grand
theft, grand theft auto and deal-
ing in stolen property, 18
months Florida State Prison
CTS, $495 fine and court costs
and $140 public defender fees
placed on lien, $270.71 restitu-
tion.
Angel Gonzales, possession
of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
felon, felony driving while
license suspended and felony
fleeing to elude a police officer,
three years Florida State Prison,
concurrent; possession of drug
paraphernalia, time served.
Chris Hodges, sale of mari-
juana within 1,000 feet of a
church, school or business, and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia with intent to deliver, not
prosecuted.
Victor Byron Jackson, viola-
tion of community control -
house arrest (original charges
burglary of a structure, grand
theft and dealing in stolen prop-
erty), community control
revoked, 364 days in jail, out-
standing fines and fees placed
on lien.
Valente Mendez Jr., violation
of probation (original charge
felony driving while license
suspended), violation affidavit"
withdraw, paid all outstanding


fines and fees, probation termi-
nated successfully.
Francisco Orozco, posses-
sion of cocaine, not prosecuted.
Cory Allen Smith, possession
of marijuana more than 20
grams amended to posses-
sion of marijuana less than 20
grams, and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$315 fine and court costs, $140
public defender fee, 50 hours
community service.
Nicole Renee Smith, sale of
methamphetamine and delivery
of drug paraphernalia, 90 days
CTS, license suspended two
years, $495 fine and court costs
and $40 public defender fee
placed on lien.
Judy Ann Snell, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
Robert Trevino Jr., posses-
sion of a controlled substance
without a valid prescription and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Karen Farwell, grand theft,
not prosecuted.
Amado Garcia, felony flee-
ing to elude a police officer,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, $495 fine and
court costs, $140 public defend-
er fees, 50 hours community
service.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Jack See Construction LLC


to Christopher S. Basey and
Brandi J. Roberts, $160,000.
Alphonso Jackson and
Health and Urban Development
to Marie Hill, $66,600.
Dennis L. and Carolyn I.
Hadden to Perry D. Williams
and Patricia D. Ramey,
$220,000.
Lester Mallett .to Alton D.
-Rogers and J.W. Crews Jr.,
$63,400.
Margareta Henion to
Nicholas Sinopoli and Roby T.
Clough Jr. and Patricia Clough,
$20,000.
Jason L. and Stacey D.
Bugay to Torres & Sons Rentals
Inc., $245,000.
Jones Cattle & Citrus LLC to
Janet F. Miller, $195,000.
Jones Cattle & Citrus LLC to
Michael D. and Rhonda G.
Willis, $180,000.
Sandra Kay Edmondson
Meeks and Scott Meeks to
Elizabeth Moreno-Gutierrez,
$115,000.
John W. III and Kathleen G.
Eason to Scott and Sandra
Meeks, $150,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Mark J. and
Holly P. Sargent, $99,900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Frances Hunt
Hawkins, $105,000.




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AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


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.: 252007TDO36XXXXX 3:20-4:1Oc
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April 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


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
County May Vote On 'No-
Fence' Proposal: Hardee coun-
tians would vote upon the no-'
fence proposition under a bill
which the No-Fence Associa-
tion advertises it will seek to
have passed in the forthcoming
session of the state Legislature.
R.S. Farwell is the president of
this association and L.T. Berg
secretary.

Scouts Enjoy Outing At Avon
Park Friday: Some 21 Scouts of
the First Baptist church troop
No. 60 motored to Avon Park


Friday afternoon and enjoyed a
meeting and council fire with
the boys of the Avon Park troop.

Murphy Was Speaker At Ki-
wanis Luncheon: The Kiwanis
club had an interesting meeting
Tuesday noon under the direc-
tion of C.H. Taylor Jr., as chair-
.,ian of the program. The princi-
pal speaker was Sen. Henry G.
Murphy, who gave a very inter-
esting and inspiring talk on sev-
eral of the major problems con-
fronting the coming session of
the Legislature of Florida.

'Sailor's Luck' At Royal
Theatre Sunday, Monday: Fox
Film's "Sailor's Luck," fourth
co-starring vehicle of James
Dunn and Sally Eilers, comes to
the Royal Theatre on Sunday


and Monday. Raoul Walsh
directed from the story and
screen play by Marguerite
Roberts and Charlotte Miller.

Head Of Art Department
Ringling School To Speak: Mrs.
Ruby Wallen Newby, head of
the art department of the Ring-
ling Art school will be guest
speaker at the Women's Club
here Wednesday, April 5, in cel-
ebration of National Fine Arts
Week.

50 YEARS AGO
Easter Sunrise Service Is Set
For 6 AM Here: Easter, one"of
the holiest days on the Christian
calendar, will begin at 6 a.m.
Sunday in Hardee county with
an inter-denominational sunrise
service on the lawn of the high


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.: 252007TDO35XXXXX 3:20-4:10c
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school in Wauchula. Ministers
from four different denomina-
tions will participate in the
annual event to which persons
of all faith are invited.

Cutback Faced By Schools'
Lunch Program: Hardee coun-
ty's school lunch program, skat-
ing on thin ice financially for
several years, may cease to
,operate unless additional rev-
enue is found, perhaps through
an increased lunch charge.

Lake Project Progress May
Be Slowed By Hart's Resigna-
tion: The future of several
Hardee county projects, includ-
ing the Zolfo Springs "fish
pond," were clouded with
uncertainty this week after the
surprise resignation of T.C. Hart
from the Game & Fresh Water
Fish Commission. One man
expressed concern for the possi-
ble slow down of the project as
a result of the loss of Hart's
official support.

Post Office Dedication Is
April 19: The Chamber of
Commerce, various civic clubs
and public officials will join
forces April 19 to dedicate the
new Wauchula post office
building. Featured speaker for
the dedication will be a repre-
sentative of the Post Office De-
partment from Atlanta.

Sheriff's Arrests Down In
March: The Sheriff's Office re-
ports 28 fewer arrests in March
than February's near record
total of 131. Forty two of the 93
arrests involved some traffic
violation, with the number of
citations for unlawful speed
equaling those for drunkenness.

Hardee Nine Wins Two Close
Ones: The Hardee High base-
ball team, now boasting a 4-2
record, will be at home for the
next two games, playing host to
Bartow Tuesday night and
Haines City next Friday night.
The Cats took advantage of
loose playing last Friday night
to beat Plant City 5-4.

25 YEARS AGO
Renovation Of The First
United Methodist Church Sanc-
tuary Completed: Renovation


of the sanctuary of the F;rst
United Methodist Church in
Wauchula was completed Satur-
day, a year after work was
begun. To celebrate the comple-
tion of the new sanctuary, the
church is holding special Holy
Week services.

Management Services Ob-
tained: The Hardee Memorial
Hospital Board, in what board
members believe is a step
toward improvement of man-
agement, last Thursday signed
an interim agreement for man-
agement services.

Three Trusties Escape From
Road .Crews: During the past
two weeks, three trusties at the
Hardee County Jail have es-
caped while working on county
road crews on Saturday. None
of the fugitives has been cap-
tured.

Hospital Board Approves
Tom Stone As Administrator:
Hardee Memorial Hospital
Board approved Heartland
Health Services Inc. hiring Tom
Stone of St. Petersburg as
administrator for Hardee
Memorial Hospital Monday
afternoon.

James Sharkey Died Needing
A Heart-Lung Transplant:
James Sharkey, 40, of Wau-
chula, who needed a heart-lung
transplant, died Sunday. A plea
had been made by Sharkey's
wife* and doctors through area
newspapers for a donor. A
brain-dead victim kept alive on
a respirator was needed.

Hardee Shutout By Avon
Park: Devlin, one of the mound
aces of Avon Park's Coach Ron
Jackson, pitched a shutout over
'the Hardee Wildcats at Head
Field in Avon Park last Friday
night. Hardee managed five hits
in. all but could not muster a
scoring drive.

10 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Divvy Games: The
Hardee Wildcat nine had only
two games last week, splitting
them for one win and one loss.
The Wildcats' last-inning rally
against Sarasota Booker came
up short on Tuesday for an 8-6


"INVITATION TO BID"
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the
County Manager's Office; 412 West Orang& Street, Rdd 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873

ADVERTISING THE 2007 DELINQUENT TAXES
Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Manager's Office
at the above address. Envelopes must be sealed and marked "2007 DELINQUENT
TAXES and must be delivered to:
HARDEE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
412 West Orange Street, Room 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008. Bids received
later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be respon-
sible for the late delivery of bids made in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery
service.
ALL BIDS RECEIVED TIMELY SHALL BE OPENED IN. THE COUNTY MANAGER'S
OFFICE, AT 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRAC-
,TICAL.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or.all bids or any part thereof that
rmay be considered tobe in the best interest of Hardee County and also reserves the right
to waive irregularities in any bid.
DALE JOHNSON, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HESEBY 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 CORR

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

Unless, such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described int
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.: 252007TDO37XXXXX 3:20-4:10c
________3_20 -,U4:10DC


loss, but they came back for a 6- ,
2 win at Lake Placid on Thurs- "I
day evening.

Ministry Provides Free Water
During Pioneer Days: The
annual booth that passes out
free cups of cold water during
Pioneer Park Days is called
Jacob's Well, "a cup of cold
water in Jesus name." This min-
istry is of the Orange Blossom
Baptist Association. The booth
is manned by Orange Blossom
volunteers who each year give
out hundreds of gallons of
water and ice.

Play Finishes Its Run This
Weekend: "Everybody Loves
Opal," except maybe, of course,
the three unsavory characters
who are trying to do her in as
the Hardee County Players pre-
sent this three-act comedy by
Jon Patrick. Players President
Buck Blair says the production,
in its final weekend, has been
"playing to good attendance."

BG Faces Wrongful Death
Suit: The family of a man struck
and killed by a Bowling Green
.patrol car while walking across
U.S. 17 has filed a wrongful
death suit. William F. Sullivan
.IV, as personal representative
for the estate of Juan Solis-
Sanchez, has filed a civil action
in Hardee Circuit Court seeking
damages in excess of $15,000..

Son To Hear Murder Sen-
tence: Alleging prosecutorial
misconduct and court error, an
attorney for a man convicted of
suffocating his terminally-ill
elderly mother has argued for a
new trial. Arnold John Did-
rickson, 58, of Wisconsin, will
appear before the bench as
scheduled next Wednesday.

Teen Braves Flames To Aid
Crash Victim: "I couldn't just
leave him there. He'd burn to
death. What are you supposed
to do?" With that, 14-year-old
Dereck Beasley of Wauchula
explains why he literally
jumped into the fire though his
father ordered him back from
the Ocala crash scene.
We work not only to pro-
duce, but to give value to
time.




8C Thq Herald-Advocate, April 3, 2008


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