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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 17
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, April 10, 2008


Really?


This Is A


Drought?
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Drought?
You've got to be kidding. My
yard's soggy. The ditches are
full. What do you mean
drought'?
Local grower Jimmy Parker
summed up the attitude.of most
folks. "There hasn't been any
damage yet (on the vegetables)
but there will be if it doesn't
stop," he said Monday.
J.R. Prestridge, public works
director for the county, agreed.
"There was just one minor road
problem. Actually, the rain
helped some roads. We didn't
get it as bad as some counties,"
he said, referring to nearby
Hillsborough County which got
over two inches over the week-
end. Winter Haven recorded
over five inches.
See DROUGHT 2A



Labor Camp


Appeal May


Be Filed
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The county's decision deny-
ing a farmworker housing site
development plan
may be appealed.
An unfiled copy of the
Petition For Writ of Certiorari
was provided to county com-
missioners early last week.
The petition to the 10th
Judicial Circuit Court for
Hardee County simply asks the
court to consider hearing an
appeal and "quash the decision's
of the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Board of County
Commissioners."
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton said. Wednesday that it is
normal procedure to prepare a
Decision of Record for every
land-use decision, including the
Davis Enterprises Inc. site
development application heard
by the P&Z Board and appeal
heard by the commission. It was
done in the farmworker housing
case as it is in others.
In the petition to the Circuit
See LABOR CAMP 2A


WEATHER
DaTE MUH LW Bam
04/02 87 60 1.63
04103 86 63 0.08
04/04 86 64 0.04
04/05 88 64 0.27
04/06 83 61 0.01
04107 81 65 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 04107108 7.37
Same period last year 4.68
Ten Year Average 55.09
Source Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Courthouse Report.......4C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter.................6C
Fishing Forecast......... 2A
Hardee Living............2B
Obits.............. ............4A
Puzzle........................ 3A
Roundups......................3A
School Lunch Menus....5A


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Little Abigail Price is in biblical dress for her role in "The Story Of Jesus," the nation-
ally known Passion Play which will continue its presentations this weekend and next.
Tickets are still available for the Friday and Saturday performances both weekends at
the Cattleman's Arena west of Wauchula. Visit the website at www.storyofjesus.com
or call 375-4031.


Mosaic Plans To

Mine 7,000 Acres
Public Hearing Set For April 17


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A hearing next Thursday
night will consider a mining
application for over 10,000
acres in Hardee County.
The Hardee County Com-
mission, and the Planning and
Zoning Board will meet jointly,
beginning at 6 p.m. If neces-
sary, the meeting would be con-
tinued to Friday evening at the
same time.
At issue is a Major Special
Exception, development order,
and master mining and reclama-
tion plan for Mosaic Fertilizer
to extend the South Fort Meade
Mine into Hardee County just
east of the Peace River.
At last week's commission
meeting, an add-on was ap-
proved at the beginning of the
meeting as a non-consent agen-
da item, protocol for, the De-
velopment of Regional Impace


(DRI) public hearing on April
17.
The point of the discussion
was to plan to allow everyone
to express his opinion without
being repetitive and without
comments of little value iN
determining whether mining
should be allowed.
In anticipation of various
objections to the mining plan,
"which could go on for six or
seven hours or more," commis-
sioners wanted to set some
guidelines. The mining compa-
ny and its expert witnesses will
have an allotted time. The orga-
nized objectors will have an
equal amount of time, including
power point presentations, to
present their points of view.
Individuals will be limited to
three to five minutes, perhaps
more is they have advanced
degrees or experience which
See MOSAIC 2A


Trucker



Wins A


New
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
After spending nearly five
years behind bars, a truck driver
convicted of falling asleep at
the wheel and killing two peo-
ple has won a new trial.
In a ruling issued in Hardee
Circuit Court on Tuesday by
Acting Circuit Judge Jeff J.
McKibben, the 2003 vehicular-
homicide convictions of Jean-
Claude Meus have been set
aside and a new trial ordered.
McKibben's decision fol-
lowed a March 25 evidefitiary
hearing mandated by the 2nd
District Court of Appeal. In its
mandate, the appellate court
said Meus was entitled to a
hearing on his claim of ineffec-
tive assistance of counsel
because his trial lawyer, James
"Rusty" Franklin, failed, to
interview a potential witness
who saw and spoke to Meus
immediately following the 2001
crash which killed Nona
Moore, 40, and her daughter,


Trial
Lindsey, 8.
That potential witness, Juan
Otero, was heard in the five-
hour hearing before McKibben
last month. Meus, who is serv-


- .'


"
Ti
Meus
ing a 15-year prison sentence,
was present along with a large
number of supporters.
Franklin and Otero both testi-
fied:
And McKibben relied on that
testimony and the 2nd DCA's
See TRUCKER 3A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A rural Zolfo Springs woman
has been charged with 13
counts of animal cruelty after
two horses in her care were
euthanized and 11 others
require treatment for malnutri-
tion and neglect.
Mary Frances Skinner, 44, of
6894 George Marsh Road, was
arrested by the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office last Thursday
following a 10-day investiga-
tion into allegations that she
failed to properly feed, water
and care for horses in a pasture
off Old Town Creek Road.
Skinner was booked into the
Hardee County Jail at about
7:30 that night on 13 counts of
cruelty to an animal, a first-


degree misdemeanor. She post-
ed a $6,500 bond at about 11:30
p.m. to-gain her release pending
trial.
Sheriffs spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr. said the re-
See CRUELTY 3A


SKinner


'FIREMATICS' FUN
m--------.-


COURTESY PHOTO
The annual Firematics competition will be held on the Hardee Campus of South Florida
Community College this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Promising excitement and fun
for the entire family, the contest pits rescue teams from all over as they test their skills
in such events as a "busted" hose replacement, a bucket brigade, a dry hose roll up
and more. Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips will be available. Local team members are
Josh Ferrante, Nehemiah Ferrante, Bobby Respress, James Simpson, Darren Cole,
Greg Pfeiffer and Wayne Newman.


Does Hardee

Need A Bus?

.. .Story 1B


EASTER COLORING

CONTEST WINNERS

.. .Photos 6A


SScenes From

Passion Play

S..Photos 10B


460
plus 4a sales tax


Woman Charged


With Animal Cruelty


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 10, 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

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Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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







S1 Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Wauchula Lions Club will have its third annual Lions Day
Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $10 and can be bought from any
Lion or Lionette member.
There will be a barbecue pulled pork dinner for pickup at the
Quilter's Inn across from the Wauchula Post Office from noon to 2
p.m. A ticket also enters you into a drawing for nice prizes, includ-
ing a laptop computer donated by Vandolah Power, a flat screen TV
donated by Mosaic, Vera Bradley luggage from Cats on Main. a
$100 gift card from the new local Sears store, and more.
The Lions Club has been a service club here for over 80 years.

Hardee County had a good rain over the weekend. Two inches
fell in Bowling Green. This area is still about 18 inches below nor-
mal rainfall over the past two-year period.

Regular unleaded gas on Wednesday in Wauchula was $3.33 a
gallon and $3.95 for diesel.

Congratulations to the Tennessee Lady Vols for winning the
NCAA championship Tuesday night, their eighth national title
overall. Head coach Pat Summit has guided the school to all its
titles.

Congratulations to the Kansas Jayhawks mens' team for win-
ning the university's third national basketball title on Monday
night.

About a week ago the pound solids price for valencia oranges
on the cash market had fallen to $1.25, less than last year but bet-
ter than several years ago.

Movie star Charlton Heston recently passed away at age 84.
He was the star of such movies as "The Ten Commandments,"
"Ben Hur," "Planet of the Apes." He was later head spokesman for
the National Rifle Association. Heston loved his role in "Will
Penny."




LABOR CAMP
Continued From 1A


Court, Sebring attorney Clifford
Rhoades says the Jan. 3 deci-
sion of the P&Z Board was
denied on a 4 to 4 vote. A time-
ly appeal was filed with the
commission. At a hearing on
March 8, the commission voted
to deny approval of the site
development plan application.
These actions were "arbitrary
and discriminatory and ignored
its own expert's recommenda-
tion," and ignored its own
Comprehensive Land Use Plan,
Hardee County Land Develop-
ment Regulations, other county
ordinances and the applicable
Florida Statutes, "without fol-
lowing the essential require-
ments of law, with a complete
absence of competent, substan-


tial evidence to support the
Board's decision," the petition
claims
Reached Wednesday morn-
ing, Joe L. Davis Jr. emphasized
that the petition was only a
draft, sent from his attorney to
county attorney Ken Evers.
"We haven't definitely decid-
. ed anything. We are researching
the broad range of alternatives
before we decide what to do.
Our time clock didn't begin
until April 2 when we received
the Decision of Record.
"We have .a full month to
review it and look at all sorts of
legal remedies and decide what
action, if any, we will take,"
concluded Davis.


Complete this survey to estimate how much water is used in your home in one day.

Average Use: Write the number of times that you and your family members do each activity in
one day.Then multiply the number for Water Used by the Number of Times the activity is
done.This will give you the number for the Gallons Used column.

Calculated Use: Record the number of total minutes used'for each activity.Then multiply the number
for Water Used by the Number of Total Minutes to find the number for the Gallons Used column.
For an activity you didn't do, place a 0 under Gallons Used. Add all the numbers under Gallons
Used to find the Total Gallons Used.


AVRG US


Activity


Water Used
(Nonconserving Fixtures)


Garbage Disposal 4 gallons per minute

Dishwasher 12 gallons per load

Toilet Flushing 5 gallons per flush

Bathing 36 gallons (full tub)


Laundry


43 gallons per load


Number of Times


Gallons Used


I CLCUATE US I


Activity


Water Used
(Nonconserving Fixtures)


Number of Total Minutes


Brushing Teeth 4 gallons per minute

Washing Hands 4 gallons per minute

Washing Dishes by Hand 4 gallons per minute

Shower 5 gallons per minute

Yard Watering with Hose 9 gallons per minute

Total Gallons Used


Gallons Used


Discuss with your family ways to conserve water at home. Write two of the ways on the lines provided.
Decide how you will help each other practice your new habits. Share ideas with your classmates.


For additional information about our water resources, please contact the
Communications Department of the Southwest Florida Water Management
District at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4757, or visit our web site at WaterMatters.org.
This information will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please contact the Communications
Department at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.4757:TDD only at 1-800-231-6103 (FL only).


Southwest Florida
Wter f Management DLstrict

WVAT] RMAT:KS.ORG 1-800-423-1476


VISAY0030 11-07


DROUGHT
Continued From 1A


While all that seems impres-
sive, the Southwest Florida
Water Management District
press release reminds us that the
state is still experiencing
drought due to more than two
years of below-average rainfall.
"The recent rains has not
made up for the long-term
deficit," said SWFWMD direc-
tor. "Water levels are still low
throughout the district, espe-
cially the southern region
(Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands,
Charlotte, Manatee and Sara-
sota counties)."
Recent rains have raised the
Peace River percentile from a
low of 2 in January to 7, still
drastically below the normal
percentile of 25-75. Last year at
this time it was 15. The mini-
mum flow is the seven inches
required for fish to swim.
At last week's Hardee County
Commission meeting, a com-
munity wildfire preparedness
plan for the county was adopted
and added to the Emergency
Management Comprehensive
Plan.
March, April and May are
usually the worst months for
wildfires. The most recent
National Weather Service report
shows Hardee County with the
highest reading in the state at
508 on a scale of 0-800. Fire-
fighters expect problems any
time the reading goes over 400.


I H n i g Fs h in S F re a s .


4/10/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:08 am
Sets: 7:50 pm
LoD: 12:42:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:34 am
Sets: 12:13 am
Major Times
3:57 am-5:57 am
4:23 pm-6:23 pm
Minor Times
10:40 am-ll:40 am
11:05 pm-12:05 am
Prediction
Good
4/11/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:07'am
Sets: 7:51 pm
LoD: 12:44:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:40 am
Sets: 1:18 am
Major Times
5:03 am-7:03 am
5:29 pm-7:29 pm
Minor Times


11:46 am-12:46 pm

Prediction
Average
4/12/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:05 am
Sets: 7:51 pm
LoD: 12:46:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:46 pm
Sets: 2:13 am
Major Times
6:03 am-8:03 am
6:29 pm-8:29 pm
Minor Times
12:20 am-1:20 am
12:46 pm-l:46 pm
Prediction
Average
4/13/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:04 am
Sets: 7:52 pm
LoD: 12:48:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:51 pm
Sets: 3:01 am


Major Times
7:00 am-9:00 am
7:26 pm-9:26 pm
Minor Times
1:17 am-2:17 am
1:43 pm-2:43 pm
Prediction
Average
4/14/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:03 am
Sets: 7:52 pm
LoD: 12:49:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:53 pm
Sets: 3:41 am
Major Times
7:50 am-9:50 am
8:16 pm-10:16 pm
Minor Times
2:07 am-3:07 am
2:33 pm-3:33 pm
Prediction
Average
4/15/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:02 am
Sets: 7:53 pm


LoD: 12:51:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:52 pm
Sets: 4:15 am
Major Times
8:37 am-10:37 am
9:03 pm-11:03 pm
Minor Times
2:54 am-3:54 am
3:20 pm-4:20 pm
Prediction
Average
4/16/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:01 am
Sets: 7:53 pm
LoD: 12:52:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:47 pm
Sets: 4:47 am
Major Times
9:21 am-ll:21 am
9:47 pm-ll:47 pm
Minor Times
3:38 am-4:38 am
4:04 pm-5:04 pm
Prediction.
Good


WELLS UOIB I UAHY
An obituary in last week's
issue inadvertently con-
fused two Zolfo Springs
businesses. Jamie Shane
Wells was a part-owner and
broker for Ranch Realty,
which is near Reality
Ranch.

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


At the monthly Chamber of al r
Commerce meeting last week. he s
Danny Kushmer, SWFWMD It
community affairs director cou
from the Bartow office, talked soo
about the drought since April is ser
Water Conservation Month. ing
In the current drought, over Gra
the past 24 months she has seen gro
a rainfall shortage of 20.9 inch- wat
es, about 10.5 inches a year. higl
Normal rainfall is 52 inches a sho
year. During. the last big lan
drought, 1998 to 2000, there hin
was one year in which the annu- ww





would make them a more quali- will
fled witness. wet
"If this goes past 11 p.m., it's area
not fair to the public which has ny-
waited to talk," said Commis- wroa
sion chairman Dale Johnson. wtoll
County attorney Ken Evers sug- a
gested it could be continued to a area
time specific if it became neces- R
sary. He said there were four acre
attorneys beside himself and he tota
would try to coordinate with T
them who they represented and rem
how long they expected to take, neat
so things could proceed in an the
orderly manner and expert wit- taili
nesses would not repeat their matt
testimony for each group. acre
About five weeks ago, the front
commission and zoning board on t
took issue with Mosaic over tiliz
delayed reclamation in the 734- phal
acre Fort Green Southern Re- R
serves. Mosaic said reclamation 202
had been delayed because it had for
wanted to use sand tailings ind
from the proposed Ona mine vel
which has been under litigation recr
for about four years.
The commission said a spe- dep
cific plan needed to be devel- ap
oped within 90 days, perhaps len
piping sand tailings 14 miles sho
from the company's Four is a
Corners Mine in Hillsborough T
County. pac
tlin
FORT MEADE pre
EXTENSION sen
At last report, 144,383 acres Riv
of Hardee County's 632.6 Lal
square miles is owned by phos- Bra
phate companies. Mosaic's cur- pro
rent application is for 10,856 qua
acres, parallel to the Peace wat
River from County Line Road ing
almost to the County Landfill. and
Mosaic plans to mine 6,941 cal
acres and use another 815 acres wit]
for construction of berms, clay T
settling areas and mine access at
corridors. About 3,100 acres foil


ainfall deficit was 18 inches,
said.
n most places, it can rain a
ple of inches and be dry
n afterward. Ways to con-
ve water include not water-
when there has been rain.
iss roots can be trained to
w deeper with less frequent
;ering and mowing the grass
her conserves water. People
uld use Florida friendly
dscaping. These and other
ts can be found at
'w.swfwmd.state.fl and fol-


MOSAIC -

Continued From 1A
l not be disturbed as they are
lands or other protected
is. Interestingly, the compa-
also has to coordinate its
I and equipment crossings
h the proposed future state
road crossing of sensitive
is.

eclamation plans to add 500
es of wetlands and four lakes
ling 180 acres.
he average overburden to be
oved is 23 feet deep. Be-
:h that, there is 13.6 feet of
matrix which contains sand
ngs and phosphate clays or
rix. Between 550 and 1,000
s will be mined each year,
rn 2009 to 2020, depending
he world's demand for fer-
er, the end result of phos-
te mining.'
Reclamation, completed by
26, will include land suitable
cattle grazing, residential,
ustrial and commercial de-
opment, wildlife habitat and
reaction.
A 36-page county mining
apartment review of the mine
locationn considers the prob-
ns and conditions which
would be put upon Mosaic if it
allowed to mine the area.
These include economic im-
;ts, dam safety for clay set-
ig areas, wildlife protection,
servation of environmentally
sitive areas along the Peace
'er, Little Charlie Creek,
ke Dale Branch, Parker
inch and smaller tributaries;
tection of .water quality and
entity within the Peace River
tershed, monitoring of min-
and reclamation operations,
t protection of archaeologi-
and historical resources
hin the mined area.
'he complete report is online
www.hardeecounty.net and
ow the link to county


lowing links to yards, weather,.
water and similar topics.
Check the attached chart on
daily water use at home. A drip-
ping faucet can waste up to 30
gallons of water per day and a
leaky toilet can waste up to 100
gallons per day.
Installing a low-flow shower-
head and limiting showers to
five minutes can conserve gal-
lons of water.

Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.





offices, to mining, and then
Scroll down to the Fort Meade
Mine extension information.
The life of the mine would
bring about $98.3 million to its
residents and small business
owners in mining-related activ-
ity.
Dams, dikes and berms are
designed to be a floodwater
diversion system in the event of
a dam break. All water would
be directed back into mine cuts
and not released to streams or
other waterbodies.
The mine plan provides for
listed wildlife protected
species, nesting wading birds,
bald eagles and crested cara-
caras and gopher tortoises, and
relocation/restocking of fish
and wildlife.
Mosaic is including a 2,100-
acre permanent conservation
easement to protect environ-
mentally sensitive lands, partic-
ularly within the 100-year
floodplain. Payne's Creek State
Park is a natural reservation
area and will be protected by
setbacks and buffering.
Although the phosphate ore is
within the surficial (water table)
aquifer, drainage basins will be
restored to pre-mining sizes,
hydrologic functions and loca-
tions, with constant monitoring
of surface and ground water
levels, surface stream measure-
ment, flows and water quality.
Overburden backcast, perimeter
recharge ditches and injection
wells may be used.
Annual mining reports will
include any changes in market
demand that will affect the
operating life of the mine.
There are 39 archaeological
and historical sites, all insignif-
icant, but there is also a plan for
on-going discovery of cultural-
ly significant sites as mining
progresses.







April 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


maining horses have been
moved from the Old Town
Creek location to a pasture at
Skinner's residence on George
Marsh Road.
He said the investigation into
allegations of animal cruelty
began with a report from visi-
tors to the area on March 22.
Dep. Eric Harrison, who re-
sponded to that original com-
plaint, found 13 horses which
appeared "thin and malnour-
ished."
Harrison handed the case
over to detectives Sgt. Everett
Lovett and Sgt. James Adler.
The detectives found that the
property was leased to an
Arcadia man, who in turn said
he sub-leased the land to
Skinner.


Detectives then met with
Skinner at the site, Harris said.
She told detectives that she had
inherited the horses from her
father, and that she had owned
them for several years.
Harris alleged Skinner admit-
ted "that she knew the horses'
conditions had deteriorated
since being placed in the pas-
ture."
A veterinarian examined the
horses, putting down two of
them because of their condition,
saying "they would not have
been able to recover from the
state they were presently in,"
the major said.
Harris said the vet has spoken
with Skinner regarding treat-
ment for the horses' malnutri-
tion and for their hoof care.


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opinion in issuing his order for
a new trial.
The judge noted in his tdt-
that Franklin cited the "unusual-
ly large number of responders"
at the crash scene and the prac-
tice of this State Attorney's
Office to list all witnesses as
"Category A" witnesses as his


Library Pajama
Party Monday
All kindergarten through
third graders are invited to a
pajama party on Monday at
the Hardee County Library in
Courthouse Annex II, 315 N.
Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South),
Wauchula.
The party is from 6 to 7:30
p.m. There will be reading,
refreshments and perhaps a
surprise or two.

Grandparents
Need Help Too
The Hardee County
Grandparents (and other rel-
atives) Raising Grandchil-
dren will have its monthly
meeting on Tuesday at 7
p.m.
There will be information
on financial, medical and
other local, state and federal
programs. The meeting is at
the First United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 207
N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula.

BGE Yard Sale
Fights Cancer
Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School's "Relay For Life"
team is hosting a yard sale
on Saturday from 8 to 11:30
a.m. The sale will take place
at the school's bus loop,
4530 Bryan Ave.
Relay For Life is a fund-
raising event held each year
to benefit the American
Cancer Society. Money
raised is used for research
and to help cancer victims in
Hardee County.


reasons for not interviewing
Otero before the trial.
McKibben said that he dif-
fered with the 2nd DCA's
apparent conclusion that the
defense's failure to contact a
potential witness on the state's
list "was in and of itself insuffi-
ciency." But he did agree "the
recollections and conclusions of
the people who were on the
scene before rescue efforts
obscured crash details would
have been vital."
Otero was one of those peo-
ple. McKibben noted that while
the state did not give the
defense anything to differenti-
ate Otero "from a host of
responders who had little to
add" and that every responder
cannot be interviewed, "an
inquiry should have been made
about the first people to arrive
at the scene."







THURSDAY, APRIL 10
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
*/Hardee County Com-
mission, planning session,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 14
VWauchula City Com-
mission, regular meeting,
City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
,a.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, joint meeting with
Planning and Zoning Board,
Mosaic Mining Plan DRI,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.


Secondly, McKibben noted,
"Normally, we, as judges, are
cautioned to resist the tempta-
tion to become a seventh juror.
In attempting to quantify the
impact of potential testimony,
we try to place ourselves in the
minds of each of the six jurors.
One must ask the question,
would this testimony have
made a difference?"
The judge went on to con-
clude that it would have.
McKibben's ruling stated the
state's evidence at trial was cir-
cumstantial in nature, and that
the trial amounted to a "battle of
the experts." Meus, however,
claimed all along that he had
not fallen asleep at the wheel,
but had been cut off by another
driver.
The jury was told Meus fell
asleep in the back of a patrol
car. Otero would have said he
observed Meus climb from his


truck cab, pinch off a fuel line
to shut off the diesel motor,
complain of hitting his head in
the crash, and express concern
for the victims.
"A second trial may well bear
slight resemblance to the rela-
tively simple first proceeding,"
McKibben stated.
"It would not have been nec-
essary for (Otero's) testimony to
balance the scales; it need only
have created reasonable doubt
in the mind of one juror," the
judge said.
"The court finds that it is rea-
sonably likely that the testimo-
ny of Mr. Otero would have
resulted in a different verdict,"
McKibben concluded.
In so ruling, McKibben set
aside Meus' conviction and
ordered a status conference for
Monday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m.
The state has 30 days to
appeal McKibben's ruling.


For the week ended April 2, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,247 com-
pared to 5,157 last week and 7,115 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 were 2.00 to 3.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200
52.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No.
71.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 110.00-170.00;
300-400 lbs., 105.00-138.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-124.00.

Medium & Large Frame.No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 95.00-155.00;
300-400 lbs., 92.00-116.00; and
400-500 lbs., 80.00-106.00


lbs., 85-90 percent, 46.00-


1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 58.00-


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Advoc~at

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Phosphate Mine DRI Hearing


Thursday Evening, April 17, County Commission Chambers, Wauchula, 6:00 p.m.

Calling all cowboys, cowgirls, native sons and daughters, evangelical stewards of God's green earth,
tree-huggin' Republicans, Democrats and Independents, canoers, kayakers, fishermen and fisher-
women, hunters, farmers, hayseeds, rednecks, townsfolk, and anyone else out there who cherishes
our original cracker heritage, the incomparable beauty of the Peace River, and the Florida woods...


* 6 Dragline Crossings in river wetlands
* 3-4 Draglines
* 3 square miles of Clay Slimes
(bigger than Wauchula!)
* 20 years of mining
* Dust, Noise, Water Pollution



This Ad Paid for by 3PR
(People for Protecting Peace River,
Inc. a not-for-profit corporation) For
more information call 863 494-4687
or email
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Off-site and Longterm Impacts
of Phosphate Mining
* Catastrophic accidents and dam breaches
* Soil alterations
* Alterations of confining layers between aquifers
* Unnatural contouring of landscape
* Impacts to subsurface flow pathways
* Alterations of surface water flow patterns
* Widespread infestations of alien plant species
... particularly cogon grass
* Displacement of wildlife habitat
* Disturbance of wildlife
* Alterations of fish habitat
* Contamination of soil and ground water by
radioactive and inorganic elements
* Permanent wetland disturbances


This is your backyard!
The following persons and groups own property within 500' of the proposed S. Ft. Meade Mine/Hardee County and will
subject to noise, light, and dust pollution. Other off-site impacts may include ground-water contamination, alterations
ground water levels, invasive weeds (particularly Cogon Grass), hydroperiod alterations, and lower property values.


Berta Rocha,
Francisco Vargas,
Demesio and Maria Rodriguez,
James J. and Carol Ann Royal,
Alfredo and Maria Servin,
Carl Simmons et al,
Alta Smithwick,
Bonnie Newman,
Elizabeth M. Nickerson,
Charles and Mary Helen Norwood,
James and Victoria O'Leary,
Bill and Barbara Owens,
John.and Wilma K. Paris,
Yvonne Platt and Michael D. Peele,
William and Lucile Petruszka,
Ralph and Gladys Nolon Philips,
Mary J. Pippin,
Brian and Tammy Pohl,
Dale and Donna Porter,
Eddie Powell and Melissa Stone,
James Prine, Annie Quackenbush,
Dewey and Mimia Quinn,
Lorna Ray,
Carl Reitnauer,


F.L. Revell Jr.,
Jesus Reyna,
J.J. and Virginia Richardson,
Jimmie R. Richardson,
Alfred and Gloria Roberson,
Luther Lyles,
Michael Todd Maddox,
Dennis Wayne Manly,
Frances Massam,
Donald and Bonnie McClellan,
Richard and Audry McGill,
Donne and Teresa McGowin,
J.B. Milligan Sr.,
Roy and Margaret Henderson,
Guadalupe and Edna Hernandez,
Leah and Stephen Hines,
William and Marie Hodge,
Royce and Nancy Hollingsworth,
Cynthia Iskander,
Nancy Jackson,
Kenneth Jinwright,
Dale Johnson,
Bernice Johnston,
Clifton and Anita Jones,


Jerry and Cynthia Jones,
Joe H. and Thomas L. Jones,
Antonio Juarez,
K.J. Rentals Inc.,
George and Edith Kersey,
Olive Kirkland,
Frank Kirkland,
Lake Dale Baptist Church,
Jewell Langston,
Irven and Carol Locklar,
Rito and Guerra Lopez,
Noel and Imogene Loveland,
Agustin Lozano, Joyce Lyerly,
Ruth Castle Flores,
Wayne Allen and Margarita Acosta,
Irene Fussell,
Gelsy Garcia,
Pilar Garcia,
Jo Ann Maddox Garner,
Jackie and Fern Gibson,
Ralph Gibson,
Shirley Huddleston,
Billy Grace,
Joyce Grace,


Luis and Maria Gutierrez,
J. F. and Lois Hancock,
Larry and Carol Coker,
Ronald and Marjorie Coker,
Sharon Coker and Anthony Moon,
Lilla Coleman et al,
Clyde and Claudie Conley,
J.W. Crews Jr.,
Terrence Cronin,
Edgar and Ruth Davis,
William Davis,
Murrell Davis Trustees,
Steven Derringer,
Charles Dill,
Betty Drawdy,
Sandy Driskell,
Ernestine Durrance Trustee,
JW and Betty Ann Eason,
C.E. Field,
Jaime Figueroa,
Robert Fite Jr.,
Patricia and Elliott Bozeman,
Bobby and Esther Bragg,
James and Susan Brewer,


Lem and Charlotte Brown,
Eugene and Mattie Buckley,
Geneva Cain,
Larry and Janet Cantu,
Addison and Eleanor Carlton,
Raymond Carnley,
Ella Cash,
Adela Chancey,
Chapman LLC,
Tom Chapman Jr,
Linda and Floyd Chason,
Robert and Yun C. Claman,
Carl and Virlene Coker,
Larry and Carol Coker,
3-C Ranch Ltd.,
David and Susan Adams,
David and Bernadette Albritton,
Larrick and Betty Albritton,
Roy and Maxine Albritton,
William Grady Albritton,
Allen William Reynolds Trustee,
Esteban and Juan Moreno Barajas,
Angela Ball, Domingo Arvizu,
Dexter Barkley,


Ruben and Jose Bautista,
Juan and Elida Benavides,
Charles and Gail Best,
Howard and Joyce Bolin,
Richard and Joyce Borden,
Carol Bowling, Larry and Mary
Boyette,
Shirley Stamey,
Ronnie and Peggy Starnes,
Frank and Carol Stroud,
Faye Swain,
T & C Investments,
Robert and Connie Taylor,
Roberto and Tammy Teran,
Dave and Sheryl Tomlinson,
David Torress and Sylvia Miranda,
Clyde and Ruth Trott,
SB Tucker,
Mario and Josephina Valadez,
Cornelia Vickers,
Wesley and Joann Wells,
Jane Wiggins,
Stella Williams.
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4A The Herald-Advocate, April 10, 2008


JUAN SANCHEZ JR.
Juan Sanchez Jr., 81, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, March
31, 2008, at his home.
Born in Brownsville, Texas,
on Feb. 29, 1927, he came to
Wauchula from Immokalee in
1969. He was a farm laborer
and member of St. Michael
Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife
Felicitas Sanchez of Wauchula;
two sons, Joel Sanchez and
Juan Sanchez, both of Wau-
chula; three daughters, Jose-
phine Alcantar of Lehigh Acres,
and Elida Perez and Lydia
Gallegos, both of Wauchula;
three sisters, Catarina Benetez
and Maria DeLaLuz, both of
Bowling Green, and Guadalupe
Miramontes of Groveland; and
14 grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are Fri-
day at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church. Interment will
follow in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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LOUIS F.
LUGO
Louis F. Lugo, 71, of Wau-
chula, died Sunday, April 6,
2008, at his home.
Born in Guanica, Puerto
Rico, on Feb. 18, 1937, he
came to Hardee County from
California in 1974. He was a.
radiological technologist and
worked for Blake Memorial
Hospital in Bradenton for 20
years prior to his retirement.
He was preceded in death
by his mother Belen Lugo
Laboy.
He is survived by his wife
Mary Lugo of Wauchula; a
daughter, Elizabeth Oliveros
and husband Fabio of
Sebring; father Jose Lugo
Laboy of Avon Park; a broth-
er, Jose Toro Robles and wife
Mary of Puerto Rico; five sis-
ters, Nilda Harris of Plain-
field, Ill., Iris Daugherty,
Marian Agpawa and Nilsa
Lugo, all of Avon Park, and
Helen Thorne of Deland;
three stepsons, Mark Carte of
Avon Park, Robert Carte of
Ocala and Carl Carte of Wau-
chula; two step-daughters,
Gena Kitchens of Wauchula
and Barbara Curts of Dover;
a granddaughter, Stephanie
Oliveros; eight step-grand-
children; and several nieces
and nephews.
Memorial services will be
at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green, with Robert Carte
officiating.



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


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JESSIE V. YBARRA
Jessie V. Ybarra, 80, of Wau-
chula, died on Wednesday,
April 2, 2008 at his home.
Born Feb. 5, 1928 in Max-
well, Texas, he came to Hardee
County 36 years ago. He was a
citrus and agriculture laborer.
He was Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
two children, Ramiro Ybarra
and Eva Ybarra.
He is survived by his wife
Angela R. Ybarra of Wauchula;
13 children, Josie Y. Valadez
and husband Mario, Angelita Y.
Avila and husband David,
Odelia Y. Garcia and husband
Leonardo, Rudy Ybarra and
wife Anita Swain, Lucia
Michan, Raymundo Ybarra,
Angelo Ybarra and Ruben
Ybarra, all of Florida, Anita Y.
Valadez and husband Juan G.
and Epifania Castro, all from
Texas, Jessie Ybarra Jr. and
wife Cecelia and Enrique
Ybarra, all from Indiana, and
Isabel Y. Cruz and husband
Rudy of Indiana; 35 grandchil-
dren; and 39 great-grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services were held
at 2 p.m. Friday at Bowling
Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

DOROTHY J. RABY
MORDAUNT
Dorothy J. Raby Mordaunt,
80, of Zolfo Springs, and Fair
Haven, N.Y., died recently at
her home in Florida.
A longtime resident of
upstate New York, her family
owned and operated Peter
Raby Lumber Co. in Oswego,
N.Y. The youngest of six chil-
dren, she grew up in Scriba,
N.Y. and attended school in
Oswego before going to col-
lege in Ithaca, N.Y.
She married James F.
Mordaunt in June 1951. They
later moved to Marcellus,
N.Y., where she raised her
family and lived much of her
life.
Dorothy enjoyed the out-
doors and sports competition.
She owned her own horse,
Flash, in her early years and
won many ribbons during
shows and competitions. She
was also a strong swimmer
and loved her days out on
Otisco Lake. She enjoyed
camping and bicycle riding
and was an avid golfer. Her
greatest love, however, was
found in the many special
times with her family and
friends.
She was predeceased by her
parents; five older siblings;
and grandson Keith Brewer
who passed away from a rare
pediatric cancer.
Dorothy is survived by her
husband James F. Mordaunt;
five children Timothy J. and
wife Jacqueline Mordaunt of
Grand Island, N.Y., Jeanne F.
Volcano of Tully, N.Y., John
C. Mordaunt of Marietta,
N.Y., Daniel and wife Char-
lotte Mordaunt of Baldwins-
ville, N.Y., and Thomas R.
and wife Sharon Mordaunt of
Marietta, N.Y.; 10 grandchil-
dren; one great-granddaughter
and another great-grandchild
on the way; and many nieces
and nephews who live in
upstate New York, Maine,
Colorado and California.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to help fund
pediatric cancer research at
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
in western New York, c/o
Roswell Park Alliance Foun-
dation, Elm & Carlton Streets,
Buffalo, N.Y. 14263.
Kicliter Funeral Home
Palmetto


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ESTELLE 0. DEAN
Estelle 0. Dean, 89, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, April 6,
2008, at her home.
Born in Brooker, she came to
Fort Meade from Plant City in
1999. She was a homemaker.
She had been a member of the
Turkey Creek First Baptist
Church of Plant City and a
Sunday School teacher for over
25 years. Since moving to Fort
Meade, she attended the First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Wilson C. Dean;
and a grandson, Jimmy Mash-
burn.
Survivors include two
daughters, Shirley Holley and
husband P.T. of Fort Meade and
Sylvia Licht and husband Tom
of Lake City; three grandchil-
dren Jon Brentwood of Jack-
sonville, Melanie Davis of
Valrico and Jason Holley of
Lakeland; and two great-grand-
daughters Bailey Davis and
Cassidy Davis.
Funeral services were Wed-
nesday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.
Interment followed in Hillsboro
Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade



BEATRICE DUKES SMITH
Beatrice Dukes Smith, 97, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, April
1, 2008, at home.
Born March 6, 1911, in Zolfo
Springs, she was a restaurant
owner and member of First
Missionary Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
Survivors include a son,
Herman Smith of Wauchula.
Visitation was Friday from 4
to 6 p.m. at First Missionary
Baptist Church. Services were
Saturday at 11 a.m. at First
Missionary Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
Williams Funeral Home
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JESSIE V.
YBARRA
Jessie .V. Ybarra, 80, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, April 2, 2008 at his
home.
Born Feb. 5, 1928 in Max-
well, Texas, he came to
Hardee County 36 years ago.
He was a citrus and agricul-
ture laborer. He was Catholic.
He was preceded in death
by two children, Ramiro
Ybarra and Eva Ybarra.
He is survived by his wife
Angela R. Ybarra of Wau-
chula; 13 children, Josie Y.
Valadez and husband Mario,
Angelita Y. Avila and hus-
band David, Odelia Y. Garcia
and husband Leonardo, Rudy
Ybarra and wife Anita Swain,
Lucia Michan, Raymundo
Ybarra, Angelo Ybarra and
Ruben Ybarra, all of Florida,
Anita Y. Valadez and husband
Juan G. and Epifania Castro,
all from Texas, Jessie Ybarra
Jr. and wife Cecelia and
Enrique Ybarra, all from
Indiana, and Isabel Y. Cruz
and husband Rudy of Indi-
ana; 35 grandchildren; and 39
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were
held at 2 p.m. Friday at
Bowling Green Cemetery.



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula


Obituaries


FRANCIS "FRANK" T.
TAYLOR
Francis "Frank" T. Taylor,
80, of Sebring, died on Satur-
day, April 5, 2008, at his home.
Born Oct. 17, 1927 in Janes-
ville, Wis., he was the son of
Frank R. and Mary Davey
Taylor. He had been a resident
of Florida since 1958. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran, serving
from 1945-1948 during which
he served in the South Pacific
until the end of World War II.
He was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion. He was a rancher.
He is survived by his wife,
Florence Taylor, of Sebring;
three sons, Thomas Taylor,
Raymond Taylor and Stoney
"Gator" Taylor, all of Zolfo
Springs; a brother, John Taylor
of Midland, Mich; a sister,
Agnes Varner of California;
five grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren;
Memorial contributions may
be sent to New Hope Baptist
Church Children's Ministry;
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Children's Ministry or Hope
Hospice Care Region 600
Cremation.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring




GLENN ELDRIDGE
COWART
Glenn Eldridge Cowart, 80,
of Zolfo Springs, died on Mon-
day, April 7, 2008, at home.
Born in Wauchula, on June
12, 1927, he was the oldest son
of Kermit and Maybelle Cowart
of Zolfo Springs. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran. He was a citrus
worker and farmer and always
had a garden and a few citrus to
take care of.
He is survived by his wife,
Evelyn Johns Cowart of Zolfo
Springs; three sons, Richard D.
Cowart and Michael G. Cowart,
both of Zolfo Springs, and
Stephen Gary Cowart of Bra-
denton; a daughter, Pamela S.
Alley of Adansville, Tenn.; two
brothers, Doyle Cody Cowart
and Dewey Wayne Cowart,
both of Wauchula; eight grand-
children; and eight great-grand-
children.
A Celebration of Life will be
held at the family home, 398 SR
64 E., Zolfo Springs on Satur-
day, beginning at 11 a.m., with
David Spencer officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
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 Realty.
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


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are now listed daily at www.hardeeobits.com


LOUIS F. LUGO
Louis F. Lugo, 71, of Wau-
chula, died Sunday, April 6,
2008, at his home.
Born in Guanica, Puerto
Rico, on Feb. 18, 1937, he came
to Hardee County from Cali-
fornia in 1974. He was a radio-
logical technologist and worked
for Blake Memorial Hospital in
Bradenton for 20 years prior to
his retirement.
He was preceded in death by
his mother Belen Lugo Laboy.
He is survived by his wife
Mary Lugo of Wauchula; a
daughter, Elizabeth Oliveros
and husband Fabio of Sebring;
father Jose Lugo Laboy of Avon
Park; a brother, Jose Toro
Robles and wife Mary of Puerto
Rico; five sisters, Nilda Harris
of Plainfield, Ill., Iris Daugh-
erty, Marian Agpawa and Nilsa
Lugo, all of Avon Park, and
Helen Thorne of Deland; three
stepsons, Mark Carte of Avon
Park, Robert Carte of Ocala and
Carl Carte of Wauchula; two
step-daughters, Gena Kitchens
of Wauchula and Barbara Curts
of Dover; a granddaughter,
Stephanie Oliveros; eight step-
grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at
2 p.m. Saturday at Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green, with Robert Carte offici-
ating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


Ours is the only country
deliberately founded on a
good idea.
-John Gunther


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GLENN ELDRIDGE
COWART
Glenn Eldridge Cowart,
80, of Zolfo Springs, died on
Monday, April 7, 2008, at
home.
Born in Wauchula, on June
12, 1927, he was the oldest
son of Kermit and Maybelle
Cowart of Zolfo Springs. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran. He
was a citrus worker and
farmer and always had a gar-
den and a few citrus to take
care of.
He is survived by his wife,
Evelyn Johns Cowart 'of
Zolfo Springs; three sons,
Richard D. Cowart and
Michael G. Cowart, both of
Zolfo Springs, and Stephen
Gary Cowart of Bradenton; a
,daughter, Pamela S. Alley of
Adansville, Tenn.; two broth-
ers, Doyle Cody Cowart and
Dewey Wayne Cowart, both
of Wauchula; eight grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grand-
children.
A Celebration of Life will
be held at the family home,
398 SR 64 E., Zolfo Springs
on Saturday, beginning at 11
a.m., with David Spencer
officiating.



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MARY R. DOWNING
Mary R. Downing, 80, of
Wauchula, died Monday, April
7, 2008, at home.
Born in Wauchula, on Sept.
19, 1927, she was a sales clerk
and member of First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
Albert M. "Buster" Downing,
her husband of 55 years.'
She is survived by a son,
David M. Downing of Wau-
chula; two daughters, Diane D.
Roberts and husband Jesse of
Fruitland Park, and Karen D.
Porter and husband George of
Wauchula; a brother, John
Repetosky of Lakeland; two
sisters, Stella Repetosky of
Wauchula and Jenny Ullrich of
Wauchula; four grandchildren,
Jesse B. Roberts and Allen
Roberts of Fruitland Park,
Adam Lovett and wife Jeni of
Lakeland and Amanda Porter of
Wauchula; and a great-grand-
child, Destiny Roberts of Fruit-
land Park.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
Friday at 10 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula
with the Rev. Rick Walker and
the Rev. Buck Blair officiating.
Interment follows in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the First
United Methodist Church.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula







MARY R. DOWNING
Mary R. Downing, 80, of
Wauchula, died Monday,
April 7, 2008, at home.
Born in Wauchula, on
Sept. 19, 1927, she was a
sales clerk and member of
First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by Albert M. "Buster" Down-
ing, her husband of 55 years.
She is survived by a son,
David M. Downing of Wau-
chula; two daughters, Diane
D. Roberts and husband Jesse
of Fruitland Park, and Karen
D. Porter and husband
George of Wauchula; a broth-
er, John Repetosky of Lake-
land; two .:sisters;; Stella ;Re-.
petosky of.; Wauchula and
Jenny Ullrich of Wauchula;
four grandchildren, Jesse B.
Roberts and Allen Roberts of
Fruitland Park, Adam Lovett
and wife Jeni of Lakeland
and Amanda Porter of Wau-
chula; and a great-grand-
child, Destiny Roberts of
Fruitland Park.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
Friday at 10 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Rick
Walker and the Rev. Buck
Blair officiating. Interment
follows in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to the First
United Methodist Church.

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Obituaries]

JANETTE M. DUBBERLY
Janette M. Dubberly, 67, of
Fort Meade, died Monday,
April 7, 2008, at Winter Haven
Hospital.
Born April 29, 1940, in
Livingston, Tenn., she moved to
Fort Meade from Tennessee in
1960 and worked as a retail
management clerk. She was a
member of First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade.
Survivors include two
daughters, Norma Smothers
and husband Barry, and Sharon-
Nooe and husband John of Fort
Meade; one son, Mac C.
McMillen of Fort Meade; two
sisters, Joanna Myers Upton
and husband Donald, and Joyce
Myers Shewmake and husband
Randall, all of Anderson, Ind.,
three brothers, Charlie Myers
and wife Barbara, and Jim
Myers and wife Joy, all of Fort
Meade, and Clark Myers and
husband Debbie of Anderson,
Ind.; three grandchildren,
Stefani Sellers and husband
Josh of Fort Meade, and
Summer McMillen and Trey
Morgan, both of Fort Meade;
and two great-grandchildren
Mikayla and Makenzie Sellers,
both of Fort Meade.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
Interment follows at Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
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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
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Greetings from Fort Green.
County Events, a program for
4-H, will be Saturday at the
First United Methodist Church
in Wauchula. Registration be-
gins at 8:30 a.m. and events
begin at 9. 4-H members partic-
ipate in County Events by giv-
ing an illustrated talk, a demon-
stration or sharing the fun.
Several of the Fort Green girls
will be modeling dresses they
handmade.
Standing in front of a crowd
is a learning experience and this
is what 4-H is- about, learning
and making the best better.
Everyone is invited to attend
County Events.
If you are interested in being
a 4-H member, there are two
clubs that meet in Fort Green,
the Fishing Club and the Fort
Green Community Club. The
Fishing Club is very well locat-
ed with super fishing holes at
Hardee Lakes on Ollie Roberts
Road. There are other clubs in
other areas of the county. Call
the Extension Office for more
information. 4-H is a great
experience.
Three members of the Fort
Green community are partici-
pating in "The Story of Jesus,"
presented at the Cattlemen's
Arena. The three are Anita Platt
and Brittany and Joey Frey.
Joey's grandpa said with a little
chuckle, they really gave Joey
the right role, a little demon!
Weida Wilmot has a lovely
home in Fort Green. Her back
porch has the usual rocking
chairs and flowers but she also
has a fishpond. This is an
unusual pond made from a
washtub. You would never rec-
ognize the original use as it has
decorative blocks around it and
a fountain pump and is used for
goldfish. She had to move it
from the yard to the porch
because the 'coons or 'possums
were eating her fish!
Hardee County has been a
farming community. I enjoy
this.lifestyle. There is a newly
planted tomato field on Polk
Road. This is a beautiful sight,
with the tomato plants about
six inches high and the sticks
in uniform rows just waiting.
It will not be any time until
the plants are staked to the
sticks and the field is ripe for
harvest!
Several families were out-of-
town visitors fro Spring Break.
Lynda and Charles Abbott and
daughter Amy Franks and sons
Jake, Willie and David motored
up to Vogel State Park in north
Georgia. They had a wonderful
time. They explored, fished,
canoed and just enjoyed doing
nothing. Lynda's brother lives
in Blairsville. They enjoyed vis-
iting with him during the week.
Of course, on the way home
MeMaw Lynda had to stop to
explore the antique shops in
Douglas, Ga. There's always
one who does not get Spring


Break, and that was Amy's hus-
band, Mark.
Quite a few students enjoyed
trips during Spring Break.
Mesca Fields regrets her trip!
She was transported by ambu-
lance Friday to All Children's
Hospital in St. Petersburg. She
was given antibiotics for 12
hours and then had her appen-
dix removed Saturday a.m. She
is recuperating at home. Con-
tinue to pray for her.
Yesni, Holly and Hannah
Brown flew to Puerto Rico for
the holidays. They had a won-
derful time visiting family and
friends.
Carol and Johnny Brown
went to DeFuniak Springs to
hear their son, John Mark,
preach the word. All of the Fort
Green community are proud of
John Mark.
Randy and Faye Davis, along
with Edith Bassett and Norma-
Alejandro, also went to hear.
John Mark. They left early
Saturday morning and had a
fine trip up. Edith said the dog-
wood were in bloom in North
Florida and were really beauti-
ful.
They really enjoyed the trip
and meeting his new congrega-
tion. The church has a covered-
dish dinner on fifth Sundays.
Edith said she -always thought
Fort Green ladies were the best
cooks, but she believes Friend-
ship Baptist is just as good!
(But she did not ask for any
recipes!) On the way home they
stopped and visited Silver
Springs. This is one of Florida's
natural wonders.
Lee, Chrysta and Makayla
Chancey had a wonderful time
at Cypress Gardens. They
enjoyed the rides and food, but
the special treat was seeing and
hearing the Beach Boys.
Kaylee Hogenauer was
awarded one of the Top Cat
awards at Wauchula Elemen-
tary. For you with no one in the
school system, this is an honor
given to elementary students at
each of the elementary schools
several times a year. It has cer-
tain criteria the teachers use to
choose the winners.
Greg Rawls' gospel group,
Gulf State Quartet, will be
doing a live recording at the
Fort Green church on April 20
at 6 p.m. Please come out and
enjoy the good music, and if
they do film a video, you could
possibly be part of the crowd!
We are so thankful for the
wonderful rain we received last
week. We have not received
much rain in our area when
some of you were getting an
inch or two. God knows what
we need and provides it at the
correct time. We got over two
inches and this will really help
our garden. It has just started to
break ground.
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news in our area. See you next
week in this same column!


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Easter Coloring


Contest Winners


PHOTOS BY CHELSEA HARRIS
Breahna Roberson took first place in the 3- and 4-year-
old division of The Herald-Advocate's annual Easter
Coloring Contest.


The 7- and 8-year-old winners were Alexis Neel, third and
Drew Roberts, first.


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Davilla was awarded third place. Winners of the contest
received cash prizes of $25, $15 or $10.


In the 6-year-old division, Rachal St. Fort placed third and
Jonathan Carnley showed his creativity and placed first.



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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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WEATHER SUMMARY
Daytime temperatures were mostly in the 80s and upper 70s;
with Sebring and Umatilla reaching the 90s at least one day last
week. The average temperatures reported in the major cities were 5
to 6 degrees above normal. Lows for the week were mostly in the
50s, 60s, and 70s; however, MacClenny in Baker County reported
a minimum temperature of 43 degrees. All locations received over
an inch of rain for the week; with large quantities of 4.52, 4.91, and
5.62 inches in Polk, Santa Rosa, and Gadsden counties, respective-
ly. A majority of the rain came towards the end of the week.

FIELD CROPS
Many growers at the start of the week of March 31 described
fields as dry and dusty, but by the end of the week, growers were
thankful for the rains. In Jefferson County, much of the corn has
been planted, while Washington County reported that 85 percent of
corn was up and the rest was expected to be planted next week.
Suwannee County producers were planting corn as well. Potato
growers in St. Johns County killed vines of early planted potatoes
in preparation for harvest. The first hay of the season was being
baled in Suwannee County. The significant rains received through-
out the week elevated soil moisture supplies. The increase was
more noticeable in the central and southern Peninsula areas, which
reported mostly adequate to surplus levels. Soil moisture supplies
in the Panhandle were short to mostly adequate. Areas throughout
the Big Bend had adequate supplies.

VEGETABLES
Vegetable planting and harvesting continued. Most watermel-
ons have been seeded or transplanted in Jefferson County as grow-
ers in Immokalee began early harvesting. In St. Augustine, sweet
onions were being harvested. Most cabbage growers in St. Johns
County were wrapping up the harvesting season. Producers mar-
keted snap beans, celery, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, egg-
plant, endive, escarole, okra, peas, peppers, radishes, squash, and
tomatoes during the week.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
Rati week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 3 3 69 4 6 65
Short 19 37 27 18 .38 28
Adequate 74 59 4 76 56 7
Surplus 4 1 0 2 0 0
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was poor to
good with most in fair condition. Most permanent pasture had good
growth in Jefferson County. In Santa Rosa County, small grain for-
age improved with the continued cool, dry weather. In Washington
County, perennial grasses were slow recovering from the late
freeze, especially since surface moisture was marginal. The condi-
tion of cattle was mostly fair. In central areas, pasture condition
was poor to good with most fair to good. In Marion County, pas-
ture grass showed marked improvements due to warmer tempera-
tures and rainfall. Cattle conditions ranged from very poor to good
with most in fair condition. In the southwestern areas, pasture
ranged from very poor to excellent with most in good condition.
Due to the increased rains, pasture condition was improving as well
as cattle body condition scores. Statewide, 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 5 10 10 15
Poor 15 15 20 20
Fair 40 45 35 40
Good 40 30 -30 23
Excellent 0 0 5 2
CITRUS
Heavy rainfall brought precipitation totals for the week ending

Letter To Editor

3PR Head Has Concerns

Over Proposed Mine Plan


Dear Editor:
On the evening of April 17,
the Hardee County Commission
and Planning Board will con-
sider the permit for yet another
phosphate mine in our county
and the Peace River watershed.
The full length of the South
Fort Meade Mine/Hardee
County runs along the east bank
of the Peace River from
Bowling Green to the county
landfill site.
Of the 7,750 acres that
Mosaic is actually seeking to
mine, about 550 acres are in the
wetlands of Little Charley
Creek, Dale Branch, Parker
Branch, and various unnamed
tributaries; all of them, of
course, flow into the Peace
River. Mosaic is asking for per-
mission to build 6 dragline
crossings in those wetlands and
3 clay slime impoundments
(CSA's) that total 1,500 acres.
People for Protecting Peace
River Inc., a not-for-profit cor-
poration ("3PR"), has been fol-
lowing the course of this mine
application as it makes its way
through levels of review, and it
seems to have encountered vir-
tually no resistance so far. Our
own county staff has acqui-
esced to just about everything
of substance that Mosaic wants
to do. They have accepted the
Regional Planning Council's
conditions and added very little
of their own.
The following insufficien-
cies, identified by 3PR, are only
the post flagrant flaws of the
county staff recommendations:
1.) The proposed develop-'
ment order is inconsistent with
the Peace River Cumulative
Impact Study which documents
the loss of wetlands and stream
flow over the past 60 years.
2.) The proposed develop-
ment order is inconsistent with
the Mining Ordinance prohibit-
ing development in the 100-
year flood plain.
3.) The proposed develop-
ment order is inconsistent with
Mining Ordinance policy pro-
moting innovative technologies
particularly in the matter of clay


slime impoundments.
4.) The proposed develop-
ment order's reclamation liabil-
ities are inadequate.
5.) The proposed develop-
ment order fails to comply with
the county mining ordinance
regarding specifications for
clay slime impoundments and
potential flooding.
6.) The proposed develop-
ment. order is non compliant
with the Mining Ordinance's
hydrology and off-site impact
protections.
Although present DRI rules
require the BOCC to consider
each application on an individ-
ual basis and without regard to
any other activities, it is not
sensible for the county to con-
tinue permitting individual
mine applications without
regard to the whole picture. The
south Fort Meade Mine Hardee
represents only a modest frac-
tion (less than 10%) of the vast
amount of land owned and slat-
ed for mining in Hardee
County.
The Hardee County BOCC
has the right to request an
Army Corps of Engineers En-
vironment Impact Statement at
Mosaic's expense to consider
the environmental impacts of
all future mines and their effect
on our water and soil resources.
Lee and Sarasota Counties have
already expressed an interest in
this condition but, to date, our
government Hardee County
has not.
According to The Herald-*
Advocate, March 5, 2008,
Mosaic has already defaulted
on reclamation mandates for the
Fort Green Southern Reserves
(FGSR) and is presently under
sanction until it produces an
alternative reclamation plan. At
the very least, evidence of a suf-
ficient reclamation plan for the
FGSR should be a condition
precedent to consideration of
the SFMHC mine.

Dennis Mader
President
3PR
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on April 6, to over four inches in the central citrus region and over
two and a half inches in the southern and eastern growing regions.
All areas received at least an inch and a half of needed rainfall,for
the week. The rainfall was very helpful to the trees carrying new
fruit for the next season. Highs on several days were in the mid to
high 80s in all areas. Sebring recorded a near record high reaching
over 91 degrees on Saturday. Grove maintenance continued to be
busy and included spraying, mowing, hedging, topping, and fertil-
izing. Growers, caretakers, and field personnel were reporting new
growth flush and about three quarters petal drop on late oranges
and full petal drop on other varieties. Valencia harvest, at over six
million boxes this week, was almost at its peak amount for the sea-
son. The majority of the remaining grapefruit this season will go
processed. Sizes have been relatively small and pack-out amounts
have been declining. Fresh export sales for both grapefruit and tan-'
gerines were diminishing. Varieties being harvested included early,
midseason, Temple, and Valencia oranges; grapefruit; and Honey
tangerines.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Mar 23 Mar 30 | Apr 06
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 504 78 7
Navel oranges 2 2 2
Temples 100 90 53
Valencia oranges 3,725 5,272 6,151
Grapefruit 1,267 1,326 1,245
Honey tangerines 134 213 196
Tangelos 4 10 9


Health Carnival


Friday Afternoon


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Health
Department is taking part in the
fight against tobacco this Friday
as it hosts its annual Hardee
Health Carnival.
The carnival will begin at 3
p.m. and run unitl 6, and will
take place at Pioneer Park off
U.S. 17 in Zolfo Springs. .
Games, prizes, giveaways, a
dunk tank and bounce houses
will be available for all who
attend. Giveaways include T-
shirts, piggy banks and other
various items supplied by the
Health Department.
One of the Health Depart-
ment's very own, Sophy Al-
varez, will be the spokesperson
for this exciting event. She will
talk about the dangers of tobac-


co, second-hand smoke and
other information about tobac-
co.
The Tooth Fairy will finally
reveal itself to the children as
she makes her guest appearance
at the carnival. Also stopping by
are radio stations 106.9, The
Bull, and 105.3, La Zeta. Ciggy
Butts will also make. a special
appearance.
Free popcorn and water will
be given out to guests as they
enjoy the many events and pre-
sentations by the Health De-
partment.
Bring the family on down to"
enjoy exciting games and edu-
cate themselves on the impor-
tant facts that every child needs,
to learn, and every adult be re-
minded of.


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Chnstophers


SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE
As regular readers know, Dennis Heaney will no longer be
writing this "Light One Candle" column since he has retired as
president of The Christophers. I am Jerry Costello, and I'm serving
as the organization's interim director. For now, I'll be writing the
column along with Stephanie Raha, our editor-in-chief.
Taking on that assignment won't be a major leap for either of
us, since we've both helped get the column ready for a number of
years. What will take some getting used to, though, is the respon-
sibility of writing to you every week but it's a chore we assume
gladly, since we're both well aware of the privilege that it carries
with it.
By way of quick introduction: I've been a member of the
Board of Directors of The Christophers for almost 30 years, so I'm
well aware of what this organization represents and all the good
things it stands for. Joining the board fulfilled a dream, since for.
years I had been an admirer of the founder of The Christophers,
Father James Keller. And here I am now, doing my best to pass
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Dairy Producers Can

Apply For Disaster Aid


Eligible dairy producers who
suffered production losses in
2005, 2006 or 2007 may apply
to receive benefits under the
Dairy Disaster Assistance Pro-
gram III.
Producers can sign up at the
local U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Farm Service Agency
service center until May 5,
when sign-up will end. The cen-
ter is located at 316 N. Seventh
Ave. in Wauchula.
This dairy program will pro-
vide $16 million in benefits to
dairy producers for dairy pro-
duction losses that occurred
between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec.
31, 2007, because of natural
disasters. To be eligible, a pro-
ducer's operation must be in a
county designated a major dis-
aster or emergency area by the
president or declared a natural
disaster area by the secretary of


agriculture between Jan. 1,
2005, and Dec. 31, 2007.
Producers in contiguous
counties are also eligible.
Producers in counties declared
disaster areas by the president
may be eligible, even though
the agricultural loss was not
covered by the declaration, if an
FSA Administrator's Physical
Loss Notice covered such loss-
es. *
The Farm Service Agency be-
gan enrolling producers in
DDAP-III in late 2007 and
early 2008, then temporarily
halted sign-up pending the
completion of rulemaking
which began with the issuance
of a proposed rule for public
comments on the program.
Based on public comments,
FSA made minor changes to the
proposed DDAP-III rules. Sign-
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April 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Review: 'Blithe Spirit'


A Very Funny Play


By CHIP BALLARD
For The Herald-Advocate
"Blithe Spirit" opened last
Friday night in the Historic
Wauchula City Hall Auditorium
to a small but enthusiastic audi-
ence.
Written and produced during
World War II by the famed Noel
Coward, "Blithe Spirit" was a
smash hit when it debuted on
Broadway as well as in
, England.
The play centers around a
stance held as part of research
for a book. During the stance,
the deceased first wife of writer
Charles Conidomine is conjured


up, bringing no joy to Ruth,
Condomine's current wife.
The cast consists of Bob
Klobuchar, his daughter,
.1-thany, Dan Graham, Louise
Gantt, Tito Terrell and Suzan
Hendry.
A newcomer to the Hardee
County Players, Sandy Scott,
was to play Ruth Condomine,
wife of Charles, but because of
a family emergency was unable
to perform opening night.
Klobuchar's older daughter,
Brittany, stood in for Scott, and
although she read from the
script throughout the play, she
gave an impressive perfor-


mance.
The curtain will rise again at
7:30 this. Friday and Saturday
nights, as well as at 2:30 in the
afternoon on Sunday. The his-
toric auditorium is located at
225 E. Main St.
Admission is $10 for adults
and $5 for children 12 and
under. Tickets are available at
the door.
"We hope Sandy (Scott) will
be able to perform with us here
on out," Terrell said on
Saturday following opening
night.
The comedy provides for
good family entertainment.


Dixie Juniors Play Home Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee's three Dixie Boys
(Juniors) teams will host oppo-
nents on Saturday.
* After that, there will be
games several days a week,
both home and away, against
each other and Fort Meade,
Bartow, Mulberry and Sebring.
The regular season stretches
from Saturday to May 23, with
the All-Star game in Mulberry
on June 21. Home games are at
Fair Field off South Florida
Avenue in Wauchula.
Saturday's opener is at 9 a.m.
between the Hardee Team 3, the
Torrey Oaks Rangers, and a
team from Bartow.
Playing for the Rangers are
15-year-old Tyler Dyal; 14-
year-olds Justin Dickey, Deonte
Evans, Tanner Gough, Dalton
Hewett, Steve Hodges, Jeremy
Rowe and Chris Tomlinson;
and 13-year-olds Will Bennett,
twins Matthew and Michael
Grace, and Timothy Steedley.
They are coached by Tommy
Taylor, Kenny Grace and
Bobby Bennett with team par-
ent Judy Rowe.
The next game on Saturday is
at noon between Team 2, the
BJD Excavating Red Sox and a
team from Fort Meade.
- Michael Mahoney and Austin
Helms will coach the Red Sox,
which includes 15-year-old
Julian Varela; 14-year-olds
Ramiro Briones, Daniel Miller,
Garrett Mimbs, Julian Rod-
riguez, and Merle Winter; and
13-year-olds Jacob Altman,
Campbell Aubry, Kaleb Bryant,
Dallas Juarez, Justin Rickett,
Derick Sambrano and Dustin
Scheel.
. The final Saturday game is at


3 p.m. with another Fort Meade
facing Hardee Team 1, the
Florida Fertilizer Braves.
Taking the field for the
Braves are 14-year-olds Daw-
son Crawford, Sidney Crews,
Dylan Farr, Justin Knight,
Carter Lambert and Wintz


Terrell; and 13-year-olds John
Michael Chason, Tyler Cloud,
Joshua Faulk, Justin Forrester,
Vince Grimsley and Dalton Ra-
bon. They are coached by Brian
Knight, Dane Terrell and Van
Crawford with team parent
Eileen Lambert.


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Team 3 vs. Bartow
Team 2 vs. Fort Meade
Team 1 vs. Fort Meade
Team 3 vs. Team 2
Team 1 vs. Fort Meade
Team 2 @ Fort Meade
Team 1 vs. Team 2
Team 3 @ Fort Meade
Team 1 vs. Team 3
Team 2 vs. Team 3
Team 1 @ Sebring
Team 2 vs. Team 1
Team 3 vs. Bartow

Team 2 vs. Bartow
Team 2 @ Mulberry
Team 3 vs. Mulberry
Team 1 @ Sebring
Team 3 vs. Teami1
Team 1 vs. Team 2
Team 3 vs. Team 2
Team 2 vs. Team 1
Team 3 @ Bartow
Team 2 vs. Team 3
Team 1 @ Bartow
Team 2 @ Mulberry
Team 3 vs. Mulberry
Team 1 vs. Team 3
Team 1 vs. Team 2
Team 3 vs. Team 1


PHUIU BIY WUHIP BALLARD
On the set on opening night are (from left) Tito Terrell, Louise Gantt, Bethany
Klobuchar and Brittany Klobuchar. The Hardee County Players'-production of the hit
play "Blithe Spirit" continues this weekend.




Dixie Majors Start Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of Dixie Youth (Maj-
ors) games on Saturday will
kick off the 2008 season.
Six of the seven teams in the
10-to-12 division will get their
season under way with the
opening day games.
The fifth team, the Chapman
Fruit Red Sox, will square off
against the Countryside Grow-,
ers Tigers on Monday at 6 p.m.
Games are on Monday, Tues-
day, Thursday and Friday
evenings at the George Heine
Jr. fields off South. Florida
Avenue.
Saturday's 9 a.m. game on
Field 1 will feature Team 1, All
Creatures -Animal Hospital
Yankees against Team 6, the
Hardee Signs + Tees Devil
Rays.
Playing for the Yankees are
12-year-olds Armando Alamia,
Wilson Bembry, Aaron Briones,
Mason Gough and Austin
Judah; 11-year-olds Frank
Farias, Jose Gonzales, Kendall
Gough and Jordon Jones; and
10-year-olds Omar Alamia,
Austin Altman and Marco
Briones. They are coached by
Walt Altman, Raul Alamia and
Jack See and team parent April
Altman.
For the Devil Rays, the
coaches are Brian Smith, James
Blum and Todd Durden with
team parent Cindy Coker. On
their squad are 12-year-olds


Samuel Eriksen, German Fig-
ueroa, Matt Lake, Tristan Mont-
gomery and Mason Waters; 11-
year-olds Alex Clarke, Marco
DeLeon, Julian Galvez, Kevin
Kunkel and Devin Pearson; and
10-year-olds Hunter Bryant,
Tanor Durden and Jordan
Rogers.
Meanwhile, the 9 a.m. game
on Field 2 is between Teari 2,
the Vision Ace Hardware Reds
and Team 3, the Joe L. Davis
Braves.
Taking the field for the Reds
are 12-year-olds Steve Crews,
Austin Stoner and Reed Woods;
11-year-old Lane Ball, Bradley
Brewer, Zack Carranco, Zach-
ary Crews, Tyler Hewett, Bran-
don Hill, Dylan Norwood and
Keith Powell; and 10-year-olds
William McClelland and Eliseo
Sanchez. They are coached by
Kenny Hewett, Bobby Brewer
and Randy Crews with team
parent Susan Brewer.
Todd Bolin, West Palmer and
Mark McGee and team parent
Beth Carlton handle the Braves,
which includes 12-year-olds
Luke Palmer and Kramer
Royal; 11-year-olds Jacob
Bolin, Patrick Carlton, Tyler
Helms, Christopher Lee, Roby
Paris, Ryan Ramirez and Joel,
Urdiera; and 10-year-olds
Glenn Kelley, Seth McGee and
Dylan Salas.
The third game on Satirday.
will be on Field I at noon, with
Team 4, the Florida Fuel Mets


taking on Team 7, the Country-
side Growers Tigers.
Batting for the Mets are 12-
year-olds Garrett Albritton,
Dustin Goodwyn, Kris Johnson,
Wyatt Maddox and Dalton
Reas; 11-year-olds Tyler Bragg
and. Michael Heine; and 10-
year-olds Dalton Bryant, Blake
Crawley, Wyatt Montgomery,
Cody :Spencer- and Dalton
Tubbs. Coaching them are
Frank Johnson, Steve Reas and
Chris Spencer with team moth-
er Monica Reas.
Andrew McGuckin, Jeff
Block and Matt Tinsley and
team parent Misty Manley are
at the helm of the Tigers, which
has no 12-year-olds. The 11-
year-olds are Glen Ellis, Andy
Manley, Cody McVay and
Michael Tomlinson; and 10-
year-olds are David Badillo,
Kyler Caskey, Conner Craw-
ford, Josef Crosby, Cesar
Fimbres, Ruben Olmos, Adam
Salas, Jackson Starratt and
Russell Weems.
Sitting our Saturday for the
Red Sox are 12-year-olds Cole
Choate, Cody Dyal, Blaine
Harshburger, Steven Rodriguez,
Ezekiel Servin and Luke
Winter; 11-year-olds Zack
Battles and Tomas Gomez; and
10-year-olds Marcus Battles,
Christopher Hull, Byron Kil-
patrick and Ty Trammell, who
are coached by Justin Battles,
Mike Choate and Jose Flores
with team parent Lyn Winter.


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Ladies Day & Night
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Thirsty Thursdays
Mens Day & Night $3 Drink Specials & $1 Drafts


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$2 Drink Specials
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DIXIE BOYs SCHEDULE


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2008 DIXIE YOUTH SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY A THURSDAY FREAY SATURDAY
April 12
Field #1 9:00 am 6 vt
Field #2 9:00 am 3 v 2
Field #1 12:00 pm 4v7
Concession _6, ___ __ 3. 4
April 14 April 15 April 17 .Api.
Field #1:6:00pm I v 3 Iv2 6v5 7v6
Field #2:6:00pm 7 v 5 rainout 3v4 2,4
Concession 1,7 1 6,3 7. 2
April 21 Anpril 22 April 2AdL 2
Field #1:6:00pm 4 vl 2v6 6I 3v7
Field#2:6:00pm 2v7 5v3 rainout v 4
Concession 4,2 2.5 6 3.5

April 28 April 29 Mal ..Mi
FieldI#1: 6:00pm 2v6 4v7 6vi Iv3
Field #2:6:00pm rainout 3 v 2 7v 5 v 4
Concession 2 4, 3 6,7 t, 5
Mays5 M76 Mal7 MIlt
Field #1: 6:00pm Iv2 7v6 2v4 4vl
Field #2: 6:00pm 6v5 rainout 5 v 3 3 v 7
Concession 1.6 7 2,5 4,3
Mayl2 MaY13 MTvl MAYl
Field #1: 6:00pm 4v5 5 v 3 v 4 7 v1
Field #2: 6:00pm 6v3 2 v 7 2 v 6 rainout
Concession 4.6 5,2 3,2 7'
Mayl9 May20 May 22 Ma21
Field #1:6:00pm 3v4 7v6 3v7I 6v4
Field #2: 6:00pm 1 v 5 rainout 5v2 2 v 7
Concession 3, 1 7 3, 5 6 2
May26 May27 Mary29 Mav30
Field #1: 6:00pm 4v6 6v3 5 3 4v7
Field #2: 6:00pm 7 vI 5 v 2 Iv 2 rainout
Concession 4,7 6,5 5, I1 4
June 2 Jun5
Field #1: 6:00pm 6 v5 7 v 5 Championship
Field #2: 6:00pm 3v2 4 vI (If needed)
Concession 6, 3 7, 4- Home team
*First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the official soorebook and the
visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as assigned by the team parent.
Team I: All Creature's Yankees Team 3: Joe L. Davis Braves Team 5: Chapman Fruit Red Sox
Team 2: Vision Ace Hardware Red's Team 4: Fl. Fuel Mcts Team 6: Hardee Signs & Tee's Rays
Team 7:Countryside Grower's-Tigers


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How Do You Get To Work Or Play?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first'of its kind, a group
of planners hopes to solve some
of rural Florida's transportation
needs.
Ideas such as employer shut-


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission unanimously endorsed
a proclamation against child
abuse.
In a unique show of support,
the commissioners took turns in
reading portions of a proclama-
tion declaring April as Child
S-Abuse' 'Prevention Month',
which was first proclaimed by
President Ronald Reagan in
1985.
Shujwana Lamy of Florida's
Heartland Early Learning
Coalition, Leticia Enriquez and
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project and Betsy Delgado of
Redlands Christian Migrant
Association presented the pro-
clamation, also representing
Devereux Kids, the state foun-
dation involved in promoting
the well-being of children.
The proclamation notes that
2,800 children in Polk, High-
lands and Hardee counties are
receiving services because of
abuse or neglect. Community
awareness and prevention are
the best defense, allowing fam-
ilies to "get help before harm
occurs."
The proclamation asks that
schools, courts, businesses,
agencies, local communities
and all citizens work together to


ties to get people to and from
work, vanpool or carpool ser-
vice, door-to-door pickups and
public bus transportation are
among the ideas being consid-
ered.
Everyone's suggestions and


"assure that every child is val-
ued, nutured and experiences
success.
After the proclamation was
unanimously approved, a group
of little children sang, "You Are
My Sunshine," for the commis-
sion and audience.
In other action in last
Thursday's meeting, the com-
mission:
Approved a proclamation
of National Library Week and
amnesty week for the Hardee
County library (see story pg.
1C).
Briefly held a public
hearing to consider an ordi-
nance to renew the six-cent
local option fuel tax for another
10 years, beginning Jan.l,
2009. It has been in effect since
1983. Over the past 10 years it
has brought in $8 million
which can only be used for
county transportation projects.
The public hearing was con-
tinued to 9 a.m. on April 17 to
study the way the gas tax rev-
enue is distributed. Based on
actual transportation expendi-
tures. it has been divided as fol-
lows: county-87.81 percent,
Wauchula-8.45; Zolfo Springs
2.54; and Bowling Green 1.20
percent. Since the 2004 hurri-


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opinions are valued, so every-
one is asked to complete and
send in a survey (attached), and
mail it to FHREDI, P.O. Box
1196, Sebring, FL 33871. The
survey is also available on line
at the transportation link at


canes, road expenditures may
have changed, said Finance
Director Janice Williamson,
who requested time to contact
the cities and determine their
actual expenditures. If the infor-
mation is not received, the
county will continue to use the
state formula for distributing
the tax dollars.
Adopted Resolution
2008-17 including the newly
completed Community Wildfire
Protection Plan in the Compre-
hensive Emergency Manage-
ment Plan. .
Every morning a list of con-
trolled burns is faxed to the
Fire-Rescue Department, said
Patrick Mahoney, mitigation
specialist for the state
Department of Forestry.
Approved a minor subdi-
vision plat for Revells Post
Plant Sudivision on 13.03 acres
off SR 64 West. and Otter Run
and Post Plant roads.


www.fhredi.com. Surveys need
to be in by May 1.
Jay Goodwill, of the Univer-
sity of South Florida's Center
For Urban Transportation, was
asked to spearhead a study at
the non-highway or public tran-
sit possibilities in the five coun-
ties and four cities of the
Florida Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Initiative (FHREDI)
area.
He is working with Richard
Dreyer, a planning and engi-
neering project manager; Chris-
tine Diaz of the state Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT)
commuter services program
director; and Mary Freeman of
FHREDI.


They all came to a public
workshop last week, which was
poorly attended. However,
those who were there were
quite vocal.
Gary Delatorre wanted to
know if Hardee could be a pilot
county for development of ride-
share or bus service, both for
employment and transportation
up and down the U.S. 17 corri-
dor for shopping, medical care
and getting back and forth to
the college.
Nancy Craft said transporta-
tion for entertainment, shop-
ping and medical care back and
forth to Sebring is needed.
Some also go to Charlotte or
Polk counties.


DOT representative Jan
Pearlman said the agency al-
ready has a commuter services
unit in place which can assist
employers with ways to get
employees back and forth. That
office can be reached at 1-866-
585-RIDE or www.commuter-
servicesFL.com.
Some of its suggestions to
save gas and other transporta-'
tion costs are teleworking
(working at home by comput-
er), flextime scheduling and
preferential parking for car-
pooling or vanpooling.
John Barlow mentioned the
needs of Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation, CF
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Hardee


Living


COURTESY PHOTO
The Parkses
Couple Celebrate

48th Anniversary


Earl and Romell Parks of
Bowling Green celebrated their
48th wedding anniversary on
March 12.
Earl Parks was born in
Lakeland, but moved to Hardee
County as a small child. Romell
Colson was born in Limestone.
The two met at the Wauchula
Revival Center, where they
grew to know each other as they
attended church, music classes
and prayer meetings. They mar-
ried on March 12, 1960, in the
home of Victory Tabernacle's
preacher, Brother Morgan, in
Wauchula.



Basey
Graduates
From FlU
Jennifer Lee Basey, of North
Miami Beach and formerly of
Wauchula, has graduated from
Florida International Univer-
sity.
. Basey earned a bachelor of
science degree in December in
hospitality management. She
previously had earned an asso-
ciate of science degree in culi-
nary arts at Johnson & Wales
College.
The 22-year-old is a 2003
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School.
She is currently employed as


The couple have lived in the
same home on State Road 62
for 43 of their years together.
Earl Parks is a veteran, hav-
ing served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He remains active in the
produce business. Romell Parks
is a homemaker.
They have six grown chil-
dren, three girls and three boys,
16 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Three of
their grandchildren, ages 2, 5
and 11, reside with them.
"I got the best of the Colson
girls!" Earl Parks says of his
bride of 48 years.


THE NECESSITY OF COMMITMENT
Why do so many folks today hop from one church to another,
constantly looking for better programs, friendlier pe'bple,.more elo-
quent preachers? And when they finally settle on a church they
really like, why don't they join it?
Why do more and more couples elect to live together without
getting married? And even when they do marry, why do many
rewrite the wedding vows so they seem to include a 30-day money-
back guarantee?
I think it's a symptom of the age we live in. Few today want to
be committed to anything or anybody. They consider commitment
old-fashioned and negative. It can only tie you up so you can't
respond to something better when it comes along.
"Oh, I remember Bill! He was quite a guy! He always went his
own way. He never joined a church. Never married. Of course, he
had several meaningful relationships. He moved from job to job,
woman to woman, state to state as it suited his fancy. He was truly
a free spirit!"
Such "freedom" is the freedom of Hell. There, each person can
be his own miserable self. The citizens of Hell are connected to
nobody. Some people joke, "At least I'll be there with all my
friends and we'll have plenty of time to party!"
But in "The Great Divorce," C.S. Lewis pictures Hell not as a
place where people get together but where they move apart. Instead
of fellowship, people experience terrible, eternal loneliness.
I'm convinced that the real treasures of life are revealed only
to those who are foolish enough to make commitments.
I'm going to stick with my church, too. It's not perfect, but
there are souls there who haven't settled for this world's shallow
values. They're trying for something higher and nobler, to please
the God who created them.
I want to pray and serve and sacrifice alongside people like
that. I want to help them achieve the great goal they're striving for,
and I need their help as well.


Road, Fort Meade for this spe-
cial fellowship. Everyone who
can should bring a covered dish
to share. For more information,
call Deborah Crews at 863-635-
4207.
Thef


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11re owv s Hometown I Coll er-age


Athens Baptist Church is
having its 97th annual Home-
coming on Sunday with the
usual Sunday School at 10 a.m.,
Rev. J.L. Howard bringing the
11 a.m. message and lunch in
the social hall.
The congregation invites
everyone to join them at the
church at 6510 W. Bereah


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Basey
a manager of the Abokado rest-
aurant in Miami.
Basey is the daughter of
Steve and Ann Basey of
Wauchula.


Lou Verne Barkley
wishes to express our
gratitude for the many
thoughtful remembrances and
prayers received from our
friends in the community and
services provided by the Brant
Funeral Home.
We appreciate your kindness and
offer our heartfelt thanks to
each of you who comforted us
during this difficult time.

Thank You,
Dexter Barkley
& Family _



Frank Taylor
Frank Taylor of Sebring, passed away at his home in
Sebring on April 5th, 2008. Frank is survived by his
wife of 57 years, Florence "Casey" Taylor. His three
sons Tommy Taylor and wife Marty, Raymond Taylor,
and Gator Taylor and wife Michelle all of Zolfo
Springs. His five grandchildren Michelle Knight and
husband Kyle of Zolfo Springs, Carlton Taylor and
wife Laura Lee of Lakeland, Laramie Taylor of
Jacksonville, FL, Lance Taylor of Murphy, TN, Levi
Taylor of Zolfo Springs. His four great grandsons
Dalton Hewett, Cody Knight, Colton Knight, and Coy
Knight all of Zolfo Springs. One brother John Taylor
and wife Barbara of Michigan and one sister Agnas
Varner of California. We would like to send a special
thank you to all of our family and friends for their
prayers, visits, telephone calls, cards, food, beautiful
flowers, concerns, and support in our great loss. He
will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
The Taylor Family l


The family of Noel "Bud"
J Loveland would like to thank
everyone for all their love and
support through our time of need.
We give thanks for all the lovely
1/ flowers, cards, food, thoughts and
prayers. -
God Bless
Lots of Thanks
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Cary and Annette Gannon of Annette Lynn Shaw married on
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wedding anniversary on Wed- Winn-Dixie, where he worked
nesday by renewing their mar- in the produce department and
riage vows. she was a cashier. She is
The surprise ceremony was now the frozen foods and dairy
planned by Cary Gannon, and manager. He is a stay-at-home
held at 1 o'clock in the after- dad.
noon inside the Winn-Dixie The couple have three chil-
Marketplace in Wauchula, dren, Chris, Joey and Johna-
where the couple first met 10 then.
years ago and where the wife is The anniversary surprise cer-
still employed. emony was held between the
Pastor Darin Canary of First produce department and the
Christian Church officiated checkout stands the spot
over the renewal of vows. where they met with Winn-
Cary Joseph Gannon and Dixie employees as witnesses.

It is believed that David Atchison was President of the
United States for one day. James Polk vacated the office on
March 4, 1849, but Zachary Taylor-who refused to be sworn in
on a Sunday-was not inaugurated until March 5. Atchison, the
president pro tempore of the Senate, filled in.


THANK You
7-he Torres Famit would like to take
this opportunity to express our gratitude to

support a.vd vk ess that was etoeed
to all of us foluowi lg the Loss of our
Loved oes. A simple tha-M you ca '
s ever repay aLL the food that was
brought to us, all the hugs amd tears
that were shared with us, ail the-beautifuli-
Slowers that were se&,t, avd all the prayers
that were said for us during our time of
"veed. We could Kto have gotten through
Sall of this without each of you.


r. & Wr. oorre.&i amifu


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson







April 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3B


QUILT WINNER

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COURTESY PHOTO
Michelle Hall, a teacher at Zolfo Springs Elementary
School, was the winner of a drawing for this "Cathedral
Windows" quilt at the recent Brookside Bluff Condomini-
ums Quilt Show. The quilt was over two years in the mak-
ing, under the direction of quilting instructor Hazel
Roberts. It contains thousands of hand stitches, the work
of Jackie Vanderhorst, Serene Brown, Charleen Letter-
man, Darlene Buchanan, Mary Sterrett, Ilene Price,
Shirley Dingman, Delma Plourde, Dee Smith, Deb Buuck,
Betty Powers, Pat Reed and Joyce Davidson.


THANK YOU
I would like to express my deepest thanks
to everyone for their concern, kindness,
contributions and flowers during my time
of illness. It was greatly appreciated.
Randy Johnson
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Ladies

Retreat

April 24-26
The fourth annual "Here I
Am Again, Lord" ladies retreat
is scheduled for April 24-26.
The event, hosted by Sherry
White Ministries Inc., will take
place at Camp Wilderness in
Fort Meade. The $115 registra-
tion fee covers two nights and
six meals.
Featured over the three days
will be The Deen Sisters, Lily
Prophetic Psalmist, Diane Ever-
hart, Denise Everett, Divine
Purpose and White.
Check in is at 4:30 p.m. on
Thursday, April 24, with dinner,
worship and a speaker follow-
ing.
Friday includes services,
speakers, worship and recre-
ation.
Saturday, the final day, con-
cludes with a luncheon.
Space is limited. Registration
ends April 20.
For more information or to
register, call the office at 773-
9777, Zella Warren at 767-1881
or visit www.swministries.com.


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Lopez Possibly Going To State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Of the nine Hardee High
weightlifters in last week's sec-
tional meeting, senior Jorge
Lopez has the best chance of
going to the state meet.
Coaches Tim Price and David
Mahoney were not displeased
with the tentative results for
Hardee at the Class IA Section
7 meet held at Sebring on
Thursday.
Hardee was not able to take
the maximum number of 15 to
the sectional meet because of
illness, family vacations and
making weight.
Only the number lifter in
each weight division advances
automatically to the state meet
April 19 at Embry Riddle Uni-



3rd Annual Lions
Day Features
Lunch & Prizes
The Wauchula Lions Club is
planning the third annual Lions
Day for Saturday, April 26.
Dinner pickup will be from
noon until 2 p.m. at the
Quilter's Inn, 106 S. Fourth
Ave., across from the Wauchula
Post Office. The prize drawing
will be at 2 p.m.
The club is selling $10 tickets
that will provide the purchaser
with a pulled-pork dinner and
an opportunity to win a laptop
computer, a flat-screen televi-
sion, Vera Bradley luggage, a
$100 gift card, and many other
prizes. Winners will be contact-
ed and do not need to be pre-
sent.
The Lions Club motto is "We
Serve", and the club has been in
service to Hardee County for
over 80 years. The club partners
with doctors Sevigny and
Timmerman to provide vision
services to those in need.
The club also cooperates with
Lions International to provide
vision services to many
throughout Florida and beyond.
The club continues to team up
with the Hardee High School
Lionettes in service to the com-
munity.
Tickets can be purchased
from Lions Club members, a
Hardee High School Lionette,
or at Sevigny & Timmerman,
410 S. Sixth Ave., Wauchula.


versity in Daytona Beach.
Other lifters could get one of
the seven at large berths even
though placing second through
fifth. Sponsored by Spruce
Creek High, the state meet
could include lifters from any
of the 119 in Class 1A.
The best Hardee opportunity
lies with Lopez, who placed se-
cond in the heavyweight divi-
sion. Other lifters, who could
possibly get an at large berth,
include Lance Mason, fourth in
the 183-pound division.
At 129 pounds, Murad Otta-
lah placed fifth, as did senior
Wade Mahoney at 154, and
David Newcomb at 169, despite
battling illness. The other Hard-
ee lifters placing were Philip
Barton, Jarrius Lindsey, Pos-
tene Louisjeune, who injured
his hand, and Tyler Alden.
"We've come such a long
way. We are a lot stronger, both
weightlifting wise and football
wise. It's one of the toughest
sectionals. Our kids want to be
like perennial state champion


Bartow, but we have a way to
go," commented Price.
Hardee had boys weightlift-
ing in the early 2000s, with
Stephen Judah setting a new
state record in 2002 of 320
pounds in the bench press. He
has gone on to win several
national records as well.
After a hiatus, the boys began
weightlifting again in the 2005
season and there has been
steady improvement since then.
When Price became head foot-
ball coach last year, he made
weightlifting an integral part of
the conditioning program.
The result is placing fairly
well on Thursday, despite the
caliber of Section 7 opposition,
which includes schools with a
population of 1,600 students
and less. That takes in Bartow,
Lemon Bay, Davenport Ridge,
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney and
the host school Sebring as well
as Avon Park, Braden River,
DeSoto, Frostproof, Fort
Meade, Lake Placid, Lake
Wales and Mulberry.


GOOD SPONSORS


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Police Chief Bill Beattie (right) accepts a
plaque of appreciation from Randy Tyson for the depart-
ment's sponsorship of the 2008 runner-up Dixie Youth
Rangers. Boys on the squad included Dawson Ratliff,
Ivan Badillo, twins Trevor and Lawrence Walker, Chase
Benton, Lance Bursler Jr., Clayton Arledge, Benjamin
Clarke, Isaac Moreno, Roy Lee Revels, Wyatt Tyson and
Joel Lee, who were also coached by Kenny Walker and
Randy Benton.


SURF'S UP CHEERLEADERS!

It's time for the Innwal

CAT CHEER CLINIC


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


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

not accept any registrations after April 17th.


Child's Name
Parent's Name
Child's Age ,
Cheerleader To Be Credited
T-Shirt Size
Insurance Company
Policy Number
Emergency Contact
Any Allergies


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The 8t Annual

Ball Drop

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Torrey Oaks Golf Course

Tickets: $10.00 each


1st prize: $500.00 2nd prize: $300.00 3rd prize: $200.00

You do not have to be present to win.
We will be happy to deliver your cash prize!

This fund-raiser is to help with camp costs for the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders at
Hardee Senior High. If you wish to purchase a ticket, ask your favorite
cheerleader! Contact Susannah Belflower or Kaylee Webb at 773-3181 if you have
any questions.
Please help us make this year a success. Buy your ball drop ticket today!
We would also like to give a special thanks to Torrey Oaks Golf Course for the
use of their facilities, Preco for the use of their truck, and all of our ticket-pur-
chasers from last year for making our fund-raiser such a success!
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4B The Herald-Advocate, April 10, 2008


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

75 YEARS AGO
Change In Management Of
The Florida Hotel: A change in
the management of the Florida
Hotel, Main Street hostelry, be-
come effective yesterday when
Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Stephens and
Mrs. Y.E. Wright took over the
management.

Plans For Summer Ball Made
At Sebring Meet: Baseball fans
of this section made plans for
summer baseball at a meeting in
Sebring last Thursday night.
Bill See and Leonard Evans
were among the Wauchulans
attending the meeting, which
was for the purpose of organiz-
ing the Orange Belt baseball
league for the coming season.

Weather Summery For Three
Months Of 1933: During the
first three months of 1933
Hardee County had a mean
maximum temperature of 78.4
degrees and mean minimum of
55.8 degrees, according to re-
cords of the local weather sta-
tion.

Papayas May Become New
Hardee County Industry: Hard-
ee County growers would have
a new industry if plans of W.T.
McGowin are carried out. Mr.
McGowin was a visitor of
Wauchula yesterday and he
states that he has developed a
definite market for papayas.

Annual Flower Show Is Set
For April 19: The Garden Club


announced yesterday that the
annual flower show will be
staged at the Woman's Club
house in Wauchula on Wednes-
day, April 19. Best collection of
roses, best begonias, most artis-
tic arrangement of two or more
varieties will be judged by
members of the Woman's Club.

Ruth Wallen Newby Talks To
Local Club: The Woman's Club
met in regular session Wednes-
day at the usual time. Mrs.
H.M. McIntosh, chairman of
the Fine Arts Department, intro-
duced in a very happy way the
guest speaker of the afternoon,
Mrs. Ruth Wallen Newby, head
of the art department of the
Ringling Art School, who had
been her teacher at Rollins
College.

50 YEARS AGO
Lighted Diamond Planned
For Little League: The Wau-
chula city park near the water
tower, long neglected, is slated
for development as a young
people's recreation area. In-
cluded in the facilities will be a
flood-lighted softball diamond
for night Little League games.
C
Tillman Carltons Named To
Manage Home For Aged: Mr.
and Mrs. Tillman A. Carlton
have been appointed the new
supervisors of Resthaven, suc-
ceeding Mrs. W.O. Foskey.
Mrs. Foskey is resigning effec-
tive June 18 after almost seven
years in the position.

Bowling Green Baptist Plans
New Building: Bowling Green
Baptist Church has launched a
$50,000 fund-raising campaign
to finance the construction of a


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new education building.
Ground breaking ceremonies
for the building are scheduled
for May 11 immediately west of
the present church on Highway
17 near the center of the city.

Fire School Is Planned In
Wauchula: An instruction
course in how to handle gas and
oil fires and home fires is
planned for April 14-18 at the
Wauchula Firehouse. A fire
instructor from the Florida Fire
College in Ocala will conduct
the five three-hour courses.

Albritton Heads Cats Paw
Club: Merle Albritton, Wau-
chula fuel oil distributor, is the
newly elected president of the
Cats Paw Club. He succeeds
John Terrell. Chosen Monday
night to serve with Albritton
through the next year were
Albert Carlton, vice president,
and Ralph Carlton, secretary-
treasurer.

Whiddens Purchase Staton
Cleaners: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Whidden are the new owners
and operators of Staton's Dry
Cleaners in Wauchula. The
business on West Main Street
was formerly owned by Horace
Staton of Zolfo Springs.

25 YEARS AGO
'Coach' Sharp Cared About
Youth: Flags were flown at
half-mast Monday at all the
county schools as teachers, stu-
dents and friends mourned the
death of "Coach" Leon Sharp,
principal of Hardee Junior High
School. It was estimated that
600 to 700 people attended the
funeral at 3 p.m. Monday at
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula.

Student Fingerprinting Plan-
ned: Responding to recent con-
cern about missing children, the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
is planning to conduct volun-
tary fingerprinting of young-
sters in local grade schools this
year..

Prison Approval Sought: The
county Zoning Board will hear
a request this Thursday night
from the city of Wauchula to
consider the possibility of
amending the zoning code to
allow a prison to be built in the
county.
Citrus Harvest Down Two-
Thirds: The 1981 and 1982
freezes have had a "devastat-
ing" effect on this year's citrus
harvest in Hardee County and
on the local economy, accord-
ing to local growers. Joe L.
Davis Sr. and Lewis Pace agree
that before the freezes, Hardee
County harvested from 14 to 16
million boxes of citrus.

John Roy Gough Honored: In
a recent awards ceremony in


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Tampa, John Roy Gough was
honored by Helena Chemical
Co. as one of the top agricultur-
al products representatives in
the state of Florida. Gough is a
native of Wauchula.

Three Cases Measles Re-
ported Here: There has been a
measles alert in Hardee County,
not an epidemic as reported at
the Hardee Memorial Hospital
Board meeting March 24.
Hardee County Health Depart-
ment nurse Marian Ratliff said
there were two possible cases
reported at the Family Healthy
CUnic on March 23.

Yvonne Chronic Wins Pub-
lic-Speaking Contest: On Feb.
24, Yvonne Chronic won first
place in the Junior Division
District 8 Future Homemakers
of America Proficiency Event
in public speaking. This quali-
fies her to compete at the State
FHA Convention in May in
Orlando.

10 YEARS AGO
School Expulsions Now Total
A Half-Dozen: A boy reported-
ly caught smoking a marijuana
cigarette in a restroom and an-
other who allegedly brought a
crossbow on campus have been
expelled. The actions came in
two separate hearings before
the Hardee County School
Board within a week's time.

Hardee County Gets Red
Cross Office: Congratulations
Hardee County! Your American
Red Cross is opening an office
in your county. Volunteers are
urgently needed and donations
are appreciated. The office is
scheduled to be open by May 1.

County Lauds Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Goal:
Hardee County commissioners
jumped on the bandwagon
recently to support the efforts of
local education and health offi-
cials in the battle against
Hardee's unenviable ranking as
number one in the state in
teenage pregnancies per popu-
lation.

Arnell Waldron Chosen
President-Elect Of State Organ-
ization: Arnell Waldron, Family


& Consumer Sciences teachers
at Hardee Junior High School,
was recently elected president-
elect of the Florida Association
of Family & Consumer' Scien-
ces. Arnell has been teaching at
the junior high school for 20
years.


Teens Stand Against Tobacco
Use: Five Hardee teens were
among nearly 700 which at-
tended a three-day conference
last week to launch a statewide


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


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WE NEED TO GET THIS
"Look, Nicky! We need to get this," 9-year-old Justin pleaded.
"Put that back," Nicky grumped.
Justin glanced down at the magazine he held in his hand. With
one last convincing attempt, he added, "It says 'faith.' "
I don't know if Justin has been to church enough times to real-
ly understand faith. But he knew it meant new life, maybe a mira-
cle.
The Bible tells of a crippled man who spent years at the doors
of the church begging. Apostle Peter came by one day and injected
faith into this man's hopeless life. And in a split second, his life
changed. As the Bible says, "Faith in Jesus' name put this man ..
on his feet; yes, faith, and nothing but faith, put this man healed and
whole right before your eyes."
From a cripple to a man "jumping and praising God."
Justin's fingertips gently glided over the glossy magazine
paper, as if he were holding faith in his hands. The Bible says,
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for."
Nicky, his older sister by a dozens years, yelled, "No, put it
back!"
No big deal. He's only a kid. Right?
But, can we look at the beyond-the-apparent of Justin's life?
His dad will be incarcerated at least a half-dozen more years.
In a few weeks his big sister will be in jail, again. Though his mom
works full-time, her .drug problem, seemingly managed, sometimes
roars back.
All hope vanished from Justin's face. He turned 180 degrees,
shuffled three paces and plopped the magazine on the shelf. He put
faith on the shelf. No miracle. No jumping. No praising God.
Justin, you are so right: "We need to get this."
Is faith at your fingertips? Grab it! "Faith is the substance..."
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.


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NOTICE


TO HARDEE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS









Hardee County announces the availability of grant funding for housing repairs. The funds
can be used for repairs or rehabilitation of owner-occupied, single-family, detached
homes (no mobile homes) to ensure that they are decent, safe and sanitary. Some eligible
usages of funds include, but are not limited to:

Weatherization Activities
Home Repairs, as well as necessary repairs to correct substantial code violations
Repairs/Alterations to improve health, safety and well-being of the occupants
Repairs to contribute to the structural integrity and preservation of the home
Modifications to provide accessibility for elderly/physically impaired occupants


ELIGIBILITY
Applicants are required to contractually agree to program
guidelines and certify that they own the home to be assisted and
that it is their principal residence. Additionally, first mortgages,
property taxes and/or assessments must be current. The property to
be assisted must be free from any liens or judgments. Preference
will be given to lower income, elderly and/or physically impaired
homeowners. The total household income, adjusted for family
size, must be within program limits.

The program provides an interest-free forgivable loan to qualified,
eligible applicants. All loans are deferred until point of sale,
transfer of title, moving refinancing with a cash pay-out,
refinancing with higher interest rate, failure to maintain
homeowner's insurance or failure to occupy the home. At the end
of the lien period, the forgivable loan is forgiven and does not
require repayment, if all program requirements are met.


APPLICATIONS


Applications are
now available
on-line at:
www.hardeecounty.net
or at the
Hardee County
Office of
Community
Development,
Courthouse Annex,
412 W. Orange St.,
Rom 201,
Wauchula, FL


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teen attack on tobacco sales.
Aaron Carlton, Ronnie Clark,
Jerome Mancillas, Heathdr
Martin and Elisa Robinson
spent March 29-April 1 at
Greenleve Resort near Haines
City.

HJHS Volleyball Starts With
Wins: The Hardee Junior High
School girls volleyball- squad
got off to a swell start last week
with a pair of victories apiece.
Hardee.has two teams, one an
all-eighth grade squad,


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HOW DO
Continued From 1B


Industries and the county Com-
merce Park as places where
there are large numbers of
employees for which low-cost
transportation is essential.
Dreyer said census informa-
tion shows the mobility of
Hardee County employees.
About 500 got to Highlands
County to work, but about 600
come in from.Highlands. About
500 go to DeSoto and 200 come


from there.
Over eight percent of resi-
dents here do not own a car, 9.6
percent carpool and less than 65
percent drive alone to work.
People here between the ages of
20 to 35 make up 22 percent of
the population, higher than the
state average.
More than one-fifth of the
residents here earn less than
$15,000 annually and there is a


poverty rate of 19.5 percent,
higher than the state's 12 per-
cent. Over 42 percent of resi-
dents do not have a high school
diploma and only 10 percent are
college graduates.
Goodwill and his group hope
to have the mobility assessment
completed by late summer. You
can help by completing a sur-
vey .describing your transporta-
tion preferences.


1975 Accident Led Randy Johnson


Into Ministry And Reality Ranch


By SUE CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
Randy Johnson used to make
a living on ranches. He was a
cowboy who liked to rodeo and
break horses. In 1975 at the age
of 21, he dove into a lake and
hit his head on the bottom. He
has been a quadriplegic ever
since, with some movement in
his hands and arms.
After Johnson broke his neck,
he felt a special calling to the
ministry. Reality Ministries is a
result of that. He became an
ordained minister in 1982, is a
licensed pastoral counselor and
has a bachelor's in counseling
psychology. He's served in sev-
eral capacities of youth work,
counseled for drug and alcohol
recovery, and served as chap-
lain for the Florida High School
Rodeo Association, the Florida
Jr. Rodeo Association, ranch
rodeos, Peewee Rodeos, at bull
ridings, barrel races, ropings,
trail rides, cowboy camp meet-
ings and wherever a door is
open.
Johnson still rides Nugget, a
23-year-old American quarter-
horse and enjoys the freedom to
go places.. He can feel the
movement beneath him and
enjoys the serenity as he goes
through woods and creeks. He
even competes in team sorting,
where cattle are separated
according to numbers, even
though he's strapped onto the
saddle.
Since 1998 and the creation
of Reality Ranch; the physically
and emotionally handicapped
have enjoyed riding there week-
ly. It stimulates muscles, confi-
*"dence and self-esteem. Atr sit-
ting in a wheelchair, their limbs
lack mobility. The horse moves
under them and causes blood to
circulate and is referred to as
hippo therapy.
One must overcome fear
when exchanging a wheelchair
for the formidable size of a
horse. It's not just a pony ride.
Their dexterity, thinking and
cognitive reasoning is stimulat-
ed when games are played,
whether placing rings on poles,
or colored ribbons on a fence.
Although most participants
can't saddle up on their own,


the horse becomes their friend.
An amazing thing happens.
They step out of their disability
and give love to another living
being, whether it is brushing the
horse or talking to him.
There is no charge or age lim-
itation for this Thursday adven-
ture, and volunteers and a certi-
fied riding instructor are present
to assist. Dependent upon dona-
tions, Kiwanis sponsors this
therapeutic riding for the dis-
abled.
The Arcadia Girls Academy
-is a 15-month program for girls
age 12 to 17. They're emotion-
ally troubled, with control prob-
lems and at-risk behavior, like
truancy, drugs or are runaways.
Part of their probation involves
Reality Ranch. It is not a resi-
dence program, but a weekly
visit for 20 of them on
Thursday.
"The horses are a break-
through for them," Johnson
said. "At first they don't want
anything to do with the stinking
animals, but they soon become
leaders and side walkers for the
disabled participants." Some
even become best friends. Work
is also required for these girls,
cleaning the barns and saddles,
and maintaining the horses.
And there is always a prayer
before activities start.
Horse camps, church groups,
Boy and Girl Scouts and other
groups use Reality Ranch. A
bunkhouse holds 16, or larger
groups can camp out and pitch
their tents.
In addition to all these activi-
ties, Johnson's Cowboy Church
is open to anyone every Sunday
at 11 a.m. Johnson insists it is
more of a mission, and he tries
to plug people into churches
with youth fellowships. How-
ever, some of the people who
remain in horse activities
choose his Cowboy Church for
all time. Held under a pole barn
in an open-air setting, it is casu-
al style, with locally provided
live music.
From September through
March a youth rodeo series is
held for kids as young as par-
ents will allow through the age
of 18. It starts at 10 a.m. on a
Saturday. There is no admission


fee, but concessions are avail-
able. There's calf roping, team
roping, barrel racing, pole
bending (where 6 poles are
placed in the arena and the rider
runs the horse through, weaving
so.as not to knock any down)
and goat tying. Usually through
by 3:30 p.m., last month there
were 200 entrants. At 7 p.m.
there's mutton busting, sheep
riding, steer riding, calf riding,
and bull riding for the younger
cowboys. There are monthly
prizes and at the awards ban-
quet at Hardee Civic Center in
May. Buckles and saddles are
given for top winners.
Reality Ranch hosts a state-
wide competition of the All-
Florida Jr. Rodeo Association
for ages 6-14 on March 15-16.
On Sunday the fun starts at 2
p.m. People are asked to bring a
potluck and to share dinner in
the barn. "There is time for oth-
ers to attend their own church
and still get their horse and
come over," Johnson said. "We
play small competitive games
in the arena, enjoy our horses
and have good fellowship."
The first weekend in Decem-
ber Reality Ranch hosts a bull
riding school for three days
with people attending from
great distances, even other
countries. Instructor Lyle
Sankey is a national finals bull
riding qualifier. For more infor-
mation go to www.sankey-
rodeoschool.com. To donate,
volunteer, or be involved with
Reality Ranch, go to www.real-
ityranch.org or call Randy at
863-735-8600. Reality Ranch.is
located 2.5 miles east of Zqlqo
Springs-on Hwy. 66.
A Cowboy's Ten Command-
ments
1.) Just one God
2.) Honor yer Ma and Pa
3.) No telling tales or gos-
sipin'
4.) Git yerself to a Sunday
meeting
5.) Put nothing before God
6.) No foolin around with
another fellow's girl
7.) No killing'
8.) Watch yer mouth
9.) Don't take what ain't years
10.) Don't be hankerin for
yer buddy's stuff


HEARTLAND RURAL MOBILITY SURVEY

DEAR READER: The Florida Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI)
is working to improve mobility' in your area and would like your input in doing so. PLEASE
take a few minutes to complete the following survey. Please check (4) the correct box, write
out, or circle your answers. Whether you complete the entire survey or not. please return it
to the survey administrator when you are ready or mail it to the FHREDI office at the address
shown at the end of the survw THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!


1. Where is your home? (Please v only ONE)


1 DeSoto County
2 Glades County
_ Hardee County
4 Hendry County
5 Highlands County
Okeechobee County


7 Belle Glade
_ Immokalee
a Pahokee
to_ South Bay
i_ Other
(Please Specify)


2. What is your home zip code?

3. If you work, where do you wo


City:


Zip:


4. Please Indicate whether each of the following statements are true or false:

I find It difficult to travel where I need to go.


True


2 False


If another form of transportation were available to me (other than a
private vehicle), I would probably use ILt


True


2 False


Sometimes I worry about not being able to travel to the places I need to go.


True


2 False


5. Which of the following services would you use if available?
(Please ,f all that apply, see glossary for explanation)


, Carpool Service
z Vanpool Service
3_ Dial-a-Ride Service
__ Bike Lanes


5 Pedestrian/Bike Paths
6 Door-to-Door Pick-Ups
7 Employer-Run Shuttles
_ Public Bus System


6. Please list the three destinations that you need to travel to most often:


Name of Location:


Name of Location:


Name of Location:


City:


City:


7. What do you think is a reasonable one-way trip fare to pay for any type
of public transportation service? (please N only ONE)


S_ $1.00 or Less
2 $1.01 to $1.50


3 $1.51 to $2.00
$2.01 to $2.50


s_ $2.51 to $3.00
a More than $3.00


8. What would be the most you would pay per gallon of gasoline before
finding a new way to travel to work, if possible? (please v only ONE)


, $3.00
z $4.00
3 $5.00
4 $6.00


5__ $7.00
6 $8.00
7 $9.00
a No amount is too high


9. Please Indicate which industry you work in: (please v only ONE)


S_ Agriculture
2 Education
3 Government
,_ Management
5 Mining
6 Real Estate
7_ TransportationNVarehousing
Sa Wholesale
a Unemployed


10 Construction
n1 Finance and Insurance
12 Health Care
13 Manufacturing
14 Professional and Technical
1_ Retail
is Utilities
i? Retired
,8 Other
(Please Specify)


10. How long have you lived in your home county?


Rev. Randy Johnson at Reality Ranch starts the day with a prayerp.


COURTESY PHOTOS


1 Less than 6 months
2 6 months to 1 year


11. Your age Is...

1 Less than 18 years
2 18 to 24 years


3 _Over 1 year to 2 years
4 Over 2 years to 4 years


3 25 to 40 years
4__ 41 to 54 years


s Over 4 years to 8 years
S_ More than 8 years


S_ 55 to 64 years
6 65 to-74 years


7 Over 75 years


12. What was the range of your total household Income for 2006?


, __ Less than $10,000
__ $4QOOOto $49,999
4 $30,000 to $39,999


3__ $20,000 to $29.999
2__ $10000 to $19,999
6 $50,000 or greater


13. How many working cars or trucks are available in your household for your use?


3 Two
4 Three or more


14. How many people In your household have a driver's license?


__ Two
4 Three or more


Girls get advice from Randy Johnson on grooming horse named Skeeter.


THANK YOU FOR COMPETING THE SURVEY.
PLEASE RETURN THE COMPLETED SURVEY TO THE SURVEY ADMINISTRATOR
OR MAIL IT TO:
Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc.
PO. Box 1196
Sebrlng, FL 33871


I None
2 _One


SNone
SOne


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ABOUT ...

Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each
additional word is 20 cents. Ads in all cap-
itals are 32 cents per word. Headlines are
$2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $3
extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:
Agriculture Mobile Homes
Appliances Notices
Automobile Pets
Boats Plants/Produce
Furniture Real Estate
Help Wanted Recreational Vehicles
Houses Rentals
Livestock Services
Lost & Found Wanted
Miscellaneous Yard Sales
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE 2
773-5994
Topsy See
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes
window treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep
well. $134,995.
Looking for a Quiet, Peaceful Country Setting. Six -1/2 ac. lots and
one 1.66 ac. lot for sale. $15,000 each.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000. ...I.,


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


Classifieds


L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc
Agp la -e
REFRIGERATOR, SEARS, $125;
washing machine, Sears, $125;
dryer, $85. 863-245-9633. 4:3-17p


1998 YAMAHA CLASSIC 650CC,
25,000 miles with fiberglass sad-
dlebags, $2,800. 606 South 8th
Ave., Wauchula. 445-0437.
4:10-17p
1993 RED FORD Econoline van,
$600 cash. Seller motivated. 863-
245-6106. 4:10-17p
1987 DODGE RAM 1500, 5.2, V-8,
ext. cab, automatic, still runs and
drives strong. I have a real good
deal, $4,000. Paint & body work
included, 4 brand new tires. 863-
448-2873. 4:10p


WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Care and Parts. 773-.n37 l:lfltfc


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


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. $60,000
Great area for this 5 acres and 3/1 CB home;
updated kitchen; land is fenced for horses or
cattle. $199,000
LOCATED IN COUNTRY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD, this 3B/1Bth, 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.
OLDER HOME IN WAUCHULA Well main-
tained and move-in ready this 4B/2.5Bth home
has lovely fireplace in family room; spacious
bedrooms; high ceilings and hardwood floors.
See today! $147,000
MUST SEE! 3B/3Bth, tall ceilings, French
doors, plenty of room and located on corner lot;
wheel chair accessible. $115,000
C/B home on 20 acres; nice oaks and outside
storage shed. Call for more details.


SERVICE YOU


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268


EXTENDED DINING table w/6
chairs, pine, $75. 773-6770. 4:10p
ALL WHITE FURNITURE, new fab-
ric, refinished, rattan & wicker.
Dining room, living room & bed-
room sets. Call 773-9584, 735-
0321 (work) for more information.
4:10p
ROLL-TOP DESK, good condition,
$150.773-0736. 4:3-10p


NOW HIRING child care teacher,
Island of Adventure Childcare
Center. Call 767-0800. 4:10-17c


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Fax: (863) 773-0038
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Charlotte Terrell


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/1Bth; new roof in 2006; large, screened
porch with patio furniture. $55,000
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 oL
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

CAN COUNT ON I
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202


ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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$5105,000
80 AC. Brownville.
$15.000 per acre.
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BDSYV OFFICE SEEKS Individual
with good people skills and prop-
er phone manners. Computer
experience a must, knowledge of
Word, Excel, PowerPoint a plus!
General office duties Include let-
ter writing and billing. Send
resume to: Box N, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, Fl 33873. 4:10c
LOOKING FOR A SECRETARY
full time, must be bilingual. 781-
1062. 4:10c


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

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $895 PER MONTH





HELP WANTED
Person to work with individuals with
disabilities. GED or high school
diploma required. Shift work


required.


Call Betty at 863-767-8941
Robert at 863-767-1691or
Robert at 863-767-1691 .


3BR, 3B, 2 AC. 3BR, 2.5B, 5.7 ac.
$299900 $229,900 $449,000
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Make Your Vac. Plans n
4-5, very seud
One lot left in
10 ac. Val. grov ir &
30 ac. with 10 ac. Hall
microjet irrig. 12-in. well.


City Mt. Cabin Rental, Sleeps


per ac. Call David.
Clia, 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
Call. David


KELLER WILLIAMS.



Mikey ColdIng f Dane Hendry
Realtor N Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Broke e "

New Listing ** 7:* :
3900+ sq. ft. CB home, 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, BG $99,000i
Call Dane today! This one won't last long. ,
SAsking $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 Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. treat Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698for more details.
* 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 MORE DETAILS. A:d


Classifieds


PAYROLL/ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT Full time position
for Administrative Assistant with
payrolll processing and HR
recordkeeping experience. Must
be detail oriented with good
math, computer and organization-
al skills. Bilingual and/or citrus
experience preferred. Fax re-
sumes to 863-285-2314 or mall to
Peace River Packing Company,
P.O. Box 816, Fort Meade, FL
33841. 4:10c
PT MERCHANDISER Stock &
clean freezer in Wauchula gro-
cery store, M & Th. DL & Ins. req.
Contact 1-800-733-2999 x603.
4:10p


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 3BR/1B, inground
pool. 781-1062. 4:100
HURRY IN TODAY! Only 1 model
left in Torrey Oaks! Home with lot
from the 190sa OPEN HOUSE -
Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 2995 Oaks
Bend, Bowling Green, Hwy. 17
west on Bostick Road. Jim
Petrigala. 863-425-2538. 4:3-10c


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
SEx'perienced, ree Su.ge t,,j
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wood iippe
SStump Grinder *.FroMhti-'E JOAe L
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Pond Digging E-cavai

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland:22fe



Customer's Wanted!


Jimmy and Dan Hill
Sandra DeSantiago and Beatriz Benitez
Turning over a new leaf with a new look for a new year.
Fresh Inventory
$$$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $$$

Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441










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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FOUND Basset Beagle mix dog.
Owner may, call 781-5282 or if
owner not located, someone
wanting to provide good, loving,
safe home. Call number above.
4:1Onc


COMMERCIAL MOWER, 44", 23
HP Kawasaki engine, Hustler
Super MIniZ, $3,500. 863-781-
0012. 4:10dh


NEW BEDS All sizes, lots of lawn
furniture. Edna's Place. 767-8822.
4:10c
FOR SALE 1-48 inch, 25 HP
Husqvarna lawn mower, $1,095;
1-2x12x12 pine board, $5; assort-
ment of facer board and drip, $10;
1-2004 Ford 350 RV tailgate,
black, $75; 1-lawn seeder, lawn
mower pull type, $15; 2-house
fans; $5 each. 863-735-1544.
4:10p


GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


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

David Cole, Owner

863-214-1471

LICENSED INSURED
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Realtor ..


220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0
www.floresrealty.net


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NoeyA. Flores


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


Ft Green Area HWY 62 5 acres with 3BR/2BA CB
Home Computer Room Outbuilding Fenced -
Trees Excellent Homesite -
Reduced to $249,000.00. MLS #201124

3BR/1.5BA CB Home in Bowling Green Central Air/Heat -
Economy home. Priced @ $90,000.00 MLS #202456
5 acres east of Zolfo on Sasser Rd. $65,000.00 MLS #196929
Don't forget to look at this 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey
Community Fenced Landscaped Lots of extra features. Great
for family $240,000.00 MLS #194427
5 acres on Friendship Lane with MH 4" well with submersible
pump priced to sell at $69,900.00 MLS #198632
2Br/1BA home in Bowling Green on corner lot Home built in
2006. Good first time home $79,900.00 MLS #202503
2 Parcels on Painter Road New Hope section 10 acre tract and
a 5 acre tract Both wooded Nature trails Ideal Homesites -
Restricted 5 acres $89,500.00 Enjoy country living close to town
- 10 acres $178,000.00
Knollwood Subdivsion Charming 3Br/2Ba CB homeoff a cul-de-
sac 2,000+- sq ft under roof Excellent floor plan 2 car garage
- Many Extras Large Lot. $189,900.00 MLS #201014

NEW .HOMES IN WAUCHUtJilX, 1FO SPRINGS -
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WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
O Our listings are on the Internet.
S Anyone with a computer can
fOPPORTUIT access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralla D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


John Freeman (863) 781-40
Steve Lanier (863) 559-93
Jason Johnson (863) 781-37


After hours
D84 Lisa Douglas
192 Jessie Sambrano
34 Noey Flores


(863) 781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
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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
PACKINGHOUSE WORKER need-.
ed. Must operate forklift, CDL A,
preferred, full time w/benefits.
Apply at MTR Farms Inc., 2073
Boyd Cowart Road, Wauchula.
4:3-1 Op


Good Benefits.


Wililm


BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBEr~cldl~


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Classifieds


(2) MACHINIST TOOL BOXES-
Full of expensive tools, microme-
ter, dial indicator and much, much
more. Excellent condition. 773-
0134 Arcadia 494-3533. 4:10p
SWEET ONIONS, tomato plants,
tomato cages, used nursery pots,
seed starting trays. 863-781-0818.
4:3-10p
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


207 JA2ZY HOVEROUND, $650."
863-832-0065. Used 3 weeks.
4:3-10Op



SINGLE WIDE, 2 BR/1 B, screened
porch, all appliances included,
located in Oasis Park, Zolfo
Springs, $5,500 OBO. 863-257-
3860. 4:10-17p
REPO MOBILE HOMES beat the
impact fees. 863-381-1000.
3:27-4-24p


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MOBILE HOME for sale by owner
2BR/2BA. Set up in Crystal Lake
with large FI. 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



PERSONAL PROPERTY of Tina
Souther, Johnny Redding, Rose
Hernandez, Sarah Hilbreth, Jamie
Thompson, Rebecca Richardson
will be sold pursuant to
Warehouseman's Lien. Said sale
will be at Bowling Green Storage,
5020 Hwy. 17 North, Bowling
Green, Florida at 9:00 a.m., April
28, 2008. 4:10-17p


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES has had
all shots, males, 9 weeks old.
773-2668. 4:10p
ADOPT A PET! 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



1 ACRE FOR SALE 1563 Johns
Rd., $37,500, seller motivated.
863-245-6106. 4:10-17p


HANDYMAN
House needs
832-1984.


SPECIAL 3BDR
TLC sell cheap.
3:27-4:24D


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oeN C R E A L T R
I N C., REALTORS


REALTOR
REALTOR


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


Sandy Larrison
(863) 832-0130
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW
Hardee Co. $780,000!
Generous 1.5 ac residential
lot in Okeechobee Co is priced
below assessed value for great
investment! $30,000!
These three 5 ac tracts in
western Hardee Co are ready
for your new home! All three
have paved rd frontage. Listed
for $100,000 each! Owners
motivated!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 ac
pastureland is fenced & has a
4-in diameter well. Great for
horses or cattle. Secluded loca-
tion would make excellent
homesite! NOW $10,000/ac!
65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val-
25 acs grove in SW IIardee
Co has 12" well & new barn.
Extensive reset program.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
POSSIBLE OWNER FI-
NANCING! Ten 5-6 ac
IIomesites available w/some
deed restrictions. Friendship
area, IIardee Co. $125,000
each!
New construction, 4BR/2BA
CB home on corner lot in
Wauchula. New refrigerator,
stove & microwave. Call today
for more details! $153,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Tirn-key
car wash operation w/6 open
bays, 1 automatic wash bay,
vacuum equipment, vending.
$435,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRI
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOI
q JAMES STALLINGS.......412-4379


................781-3490,
SON........832-0130
.SON.....................


I[ U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
Retail business location for lease
or sale. 1/2 ac. comm. w/bldg.
Corner of Hogan St. & 7th Ave.
Great for existing landscape busi-
ness or your retail loc. By owner.
863-899-1714. 4:10tfc
2.2 AC. COMMERCIAL onHwy 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


1978 CAMPER, 32', $1,500.
Edna's Place. 767-8822. 4:10c



DUPLEX 2BR/1B, $500 month or
1BR/1B, $450 month; plus $500
security deposit. 318 South 11th
Ave., Wauchula. 863-245-6304.
4:10p
4BR/1BA, $800/mon., $800/de-
posit. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-251-
2038. 4:10-5:8p


G & D TREE SERVICE, LLC
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATE
CELL: 941-782-7853
or
S813-714-9445
For 24-Hrs. Emergencies
Call 941-782-7025
ASK FOR GREG DIXON
BUCKET TRUCK BOBCAT
LICENSED & INSURED DUMP TRAILER cL4:10,17













BRAND NEW 3/2/2

CONCRETE BLOCK STUCCO HOMES


**FINANCING AVAILABLE *

ONLY $995 DOWN










JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimsebrealtyc6m
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -CallMiguel (863) 677-3051


PRICE REDUCED! 10 acre
citrus grove in Polk County.
Fruit currently included.
Lake frontage. Production for
2007-08 approximately 3,900
boxes. Only $139,900!

NEW LISTING! 3 BR/ 2 BA
home in golf course communi-
ty in Avon Park. $125,000

5 acre wooded tract on private
road just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4"
well with a submersible pump,
septic and drainfield. $49,900.

Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$58,000!

PIRCE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2 BR/2 BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer
concessions possible. Priced
right at $165,000!

3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land-
scaped yard with several fruit
trees and even a pecan tree.
$148,900.

BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each

5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000

70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family. with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.

170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka
City area. 2600 feet of
frontage on State Road 64.


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

10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.

Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

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

One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.

700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.

2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17; Also frontage on
Hancock Rd & Beeson Rd.
Sewer & water available.
Hardee County. $400,000

3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already- in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

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


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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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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)


Equal Housing Opportunity


Now Taking Applications


rcrxL WkI)L Florida-


SH i Sales 8 Rental, Inc,


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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Lovingly maintained 3BR,
2BA CB home in Bowling
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Includes
attached garage & detached
barn with three-bay carport.
$160,000!

97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!

CB country home on 4.76 acs
north of Arcadia, 3BR/1BA.
$150,000!

CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/II,
screened porch. $90,000!

PRICE REDUCED! OWNER
WILL DIVIDE! Beautiful,
high & dry 100 ac pasture
with frontage on Old Town
Creek Rd. $9,000/ac!

Bayside home, Englewood.
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000!

2.84 acs in the city of
Wauchula zoned R-3, multi-
family residential. City utilities
available. Property has 386 ft
of road frontage & is 345 ft
deep. $150,000!

INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
$500,000!

20 ac grove in Villa Citrus
w/micro-jet irrigation.
$239,000!


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Classifieds


NOW ACCEPTING applications
for 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental. $680
per month. First, last and $500
deposit. 773,2595, 781-3637, 781-
3638. 4:3-10Op
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
1 BEDROOM furnished. All utili-
ties paid, no phone, non-smok-
ing, 1-2 persons only. Minimum 6
months $700 month + app. &
security, Crystal lake Village,237
Maxwell, Wauchula, 773-3582.
3:27-4:1 Op


BOWLING GREEN New apart-
ment, 3/2, $800/month plus $800
security. 863-443-2903. 4:3tfc
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
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


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




PARIKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt *Tree Removal*
eStump Removal Dragline
*'rack Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell* Clay *Top Soil *
Blldozer.* Dump Trucks *
(163) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
1-lb 16 yards )
$ 100/Load
Stlhin ; mile radius of Zollo Spipngs
Fill-Top So.l'Hard Pan
Hardee Cour., Area on.M


TAFFI 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



W. . lliff, J., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
Complete Tree.Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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HANDYMAN ATltypes of work,
painting, carpentry, anything.
Free estimates low prices. Call
Brett today 863-773-6070. 4:3dh
ROGER'S CARPET CLEANING -
$30 per room or 3 rooms $80.
Also tile and grout, upholstery,
mattress cleaning and exterior
pressure cleaning. 863-773-6603.
4:10-5:8p
SNOWBIRD LAWN CARE. Best
prices, honest billing, friendly
care. Reference available. Rev.
Tim Cox, 735-1896. 4:10p
WILL BABYSIT IN my home any-
time. 445-0572 4:10-17p
PRITCHARD WELL DRILLING -4-6
Inch wells. License #1032. Ph.
863-735-2288. 4:1 Op
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 4:3-5:1 p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:1 p
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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:3p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p


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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
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc


ARTP
CUSTOM
AIRBRUSHING
A Autos *
AWall Murals A
.Homes and
Businesses*
Garage Screens
James Strickland
S Owner/Artist
(863) 445-0549
Hundreds of pictures
\\ online, _


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc


W a n ed


LOOKING FOR a small pop-up
camper. 863-835-6545. 4:3-17p


[-ar Sale


FRI. & SAT. China cabinet, furni-
ture, household, clothes. 1011 S.
9th Ave., 8-2. 4:10p
MOVING SALE 5023 Poplar, off
E. County Line. Fri. Sat., 8-?
4:10p
SATURDAY 8 till ?, moving sale,
little bit of everything. 2578 Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula. 4:10p
BOWLING GREEN ELEMENTARY,
453 Bryan Avenue (bus loop),
Saturday, 8:00 11:30 a.m. 4:10p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1685 Louisiana
St., yellow house on left. Moving
Sale! 4:10p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 301
Georgia Street, Wauchula. Lots of
everything, cheep. Cancel if rain.
4:10p


SATURDAY 7-?, 1144 Sparrow
Rd., Village at Charlie Creek. Lots
of items. 4:1 0p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7-1, three
family, Brantwood Dr., Zolfo
Springs. 4:10p
SATURDAY 8-?, 442 Cypress St.,
Wauchula. 4:10p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 to 12, 2
dining tables, women clothing,
girls & boys clothes, other misc.
items. 1072 Magnolia Lane. 4:10p

I wish that every human
life might be pure transparent
freedom.
-Simone de Beauvoir

The cement of this union is
the heart-blood of every
American..
-Thomas Jefferson


POST
OFFICE
NOW
HIRING




S Otlerel D y Eam Sericr notl all wiUSPS who hues
1-866-749-1415


600 west college Drive .
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132' FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE www.southflorida. edu
COORDINATOR, ABE/GED/AHS
A full-time, yeer-round, partially grant-funded position to coordi-
nate ABE, GED and Adult High School (AHS) programs.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of five years experience in adult education/higher edu-
cation required. Supervisory experience preferred. Experience
working with SCT Banner or other similar educational software
system preferred. Understanding of Florida GED and high
school graduation regulations required. Competitive salary and
benefits. Deadline: 5 p.m., April 25, 2008. 0
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION




azalea Apartments

Niow accepting Applications!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. *
SRentalrates beginning at $426
(plus electric, cable andphone)
SRentaldssistance dAailable for ualifled applicants *
SHandicap Units adalable *

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 d.M. 12:00 Noon
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Pec e River Elretric Coonerative. Inc.


P.O. Box 1310*Wauchula, F. 33873 *(863) 773-4116* fax (863) 773-3737.www.preco.org

A T


xachstone Energy* Cooperative ?_.*


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a

Member Service Representative

Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. We aren't willing to settle
for second best. The candidates must be proficient in Microsoft office and have good
organizational skills and be detail orientated. Must be able to work on a schedule and be able to
meet deadlines.

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

Positions


Member Service Representative


Central District


(Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Director of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment. 4
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NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
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April 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


DEBORAH A. WAYDA
Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Representative
JAMES H. McANLY
303 East Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863)494-0062
Florida Bar# 0123988
4:3,10c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252006CA000044
JAMES JERNIGAN d/b/a
JAMES JERNIGAN CONSTRUC-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TROY A. BRANT and CATHERINE
L. BRANT,
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final decree of foreclo-
sure entered In the above-entitled
cause In the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in hardee
County, Florida, described as:
he West 122 feet of that por-
tion.North .of Branch Road
Block 31, Wauchula ORS DC-
523, P546 (WRC) DC-523,
P550 VJC PMR 12/97 PRO-
97.081 566, P907 NC-576,
.P966 630, P1498.
ijk/a
The West,122 feet of that por-
tion North of Branch, Block
31, original survey of the
Town of Wauchula as per Plat
Book 1, Page 29, Hardee
SCounty, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the steps
of the Hardee County Courthouse,
Wauchula, Florida, In accordance
with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on
April 23, 2008.
NOTICE: Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty,owner as. of the date of the Lie
Pendens must file a claim within
[sixty (60) days after the sale.

SIGNED this April 4, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
CLERK OF. CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
4:10,17C


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000148
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M., M.
DOB: 05/4/4/2000
G., S.
DOB: 05/12/1998


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
3:20,27;4:3,10c

Men love their country, not
because it is great, but
because it is their own.


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PUBISHES -

115 7t Ave


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


AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Children.
(Testate)
The.administration of the Estate SUMMONS AND NOTICE
of LUCILE VEVA PETRUSZKA, OF HEARING
deceased, whose date of death ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
was September 3, 2007, is pend- OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
Ing in the Circuit Court for Hardee THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
County, Florida; Probate Division, ANTHONY MOLINA
File Number 252008CP000025, (ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
the address of which is 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
33873. The names and addresses that a Petition under oath has
of the Personal Representatives been filed in the above styled
and the Personal Representative's Court for the permanent commit-
Attorney are set forth below. ment of S.G., a female child, born
The 'estate is testate and the on May 12, 1998, to Kristi Miller,
date of the decedent's Will and! formerly known as Kristi Molina
any Codicils are dated September d.and Kristi Garland, for subsequent
30, 2004. adoption and you are hereby
Any Interested person on whom COMMANDED to"be and appear
a copy of this notice was served before the HONORABLE Marcus
must file with this Court any J. Ezelle at 10:30 A.M. on May 29,
objection by such person that 2008, for this hearing at the
challenges the validity of the Will, HARDEE COUNTY COURT.
the qualifications of the Personal HOUSE, Juvenile Division, 417
Representative, venue, or jurisdic- West Main Street, Wauchula,
tlon of the Court, by filing a peti- Florida 33873
tion or other pleading requesting
relief, In accordance with the YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU
THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECT- WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
ING PERSON. ALL OBJECTIONS LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER THE CHILD AS NAMED IN THE
BARRED. PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
All creditors of the decedent PARENTAL RIGHTS
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against dece- YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
dent's estate, Including unma- HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
tured, contingent or unliquidated SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
claims, and who have been served YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
with a copy of this notice, must file ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
their claims with this Court WITH- SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
IN THE LATER OF THREE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS in accordance with the Americans
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE with Disabilities Act, persons with
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON disabilities needing a special
THEM. accommodation to participate in
All other creditors of the dece- this proceeding should contact
dent and other persons who have the Dept. of Children & Families-
claims or demands against the Legal Department, 1014 South 6th
decedent's estate, including Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,
unmatured, contingent or unliqul- Telephone (863) 773-9746, no later
dated 'cliimi, must file their than seven days prior to the pro-
claims with this court WITHIN ceeding. If hearing impaired,
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- 1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
TION OF THIS NOTICE. Service.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME by
PERIODS SET FORTH. ABOVE, Carla O'Bryan
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS as his Deputy Clerk
OR MORE AFTER THE DECE- 4:10 172431c
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
BARRED. TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
What happiness for those
whose guilt has been forgiv-
en! What joys when sins are
covered over! What relief for
those who have confessed
their sins and God has
cleansed their record.
Psalm 32:1-2 (TLB)
FRIDAY
(Jesus answered,) "There-
fore, I tell you, whatever you
ask in prayer, believe that
you will receive it and you
will. And whenever you
stand praying, forgive if you
have anything against any-
one; so that your Father who
is in Heaven may forgive you
your trespasses.
Mark 11:24-25 (RSV)

SATURDAY
King David spoke of this,
describing the happiness of
an undeserving sinner who
is declared "not guilty" by
God: "Blessed and to be
envied," he said, "are those
whose sins are put out of.
sight. Yes, what joy there is
for anyone whose sins are
no longer counted against
him by the Lord."
Romans 4:7-8 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Jesus said (to His disciples),
"Peace be with youl As My,
Father has sent Me, I am
sending you ... Receive the
Holy Spirit. If you forgive
anyone his sins, they are for-
given; if you do not forgive
them, they are not forgiven."
John 20: 21,22b-23 (NIV)

MONDAY
Be kind to one another; be
understanding. Be as ready
to forgive others as God, for
Christ's sake, has forgiven
you.
Ephesians 4:32 (PME)

TUESDAY
It is to Him (Jesus) that all
the prophets testify, declar-
ing that everyone who trusts
in Him receives forgiveness
of sins through His name.
Acts 10:43 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
But when Christ had offered
for all time a single sacrifice
for sins ... .God said, "I will
remember their sins and
misdeeds no more." Where
there is forgiveness of sins
then, there is no longer any
need for offerings for sin.
Hebrews 10:12,17-18 (RSV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


bay. He faced 17 batters, struck
out two, but got others to
ground out. Errors put the only
Pirate run on the board.
The junior 'Cats sent seven
batters to the plate in the top of
the first inning. Jake Mayer
drew a walk, scoring on a
Conner Davis double. With one
away, Kyle Ward and Josh
Rickett worked their way on
base, with two more coming
home when Marcus Chancey
stroked a long single.
It was three up, three down in
the home half of the first, a cou-
ple of pop flies and a strikeout
taking care of Port Charlotte.
Hardee added an insurance
run in the top of the second.
With two away, Mayer tripled
and jogged home on another
Conner Davis double. After a
Lincoln Saunders walk, the
final out left two on base. It was
4-0.
In the bottom of the second, a
walk and stolen base left one
Pirate on base.
The Wildcats padded their
lead with another run in the
third inning. Rickett was hit by
a pitch and moved around the
bases on errors on hits by
Chance and Kendall Mink,
allowing Rickett to score
Hardee's final run.
Port Charlotte managed one
run in the home half of the third
with a walk, strikeout, error and
another single getting one run-
ner across home plate.
In the top of the fourth,
Hardee had back-to-back strike-
outs. Ward walked and Rickett
grounded out. In the last at-bat,
Port Charlotte was unable to
score, leaving the bases
jammed when the final out
occurred.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its monthly plan-
ning session tomorrow (Friday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The
following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest.
Discussion on operation of the Building & Permitting,
Department.
Budget revenue projects for fiscal,year 2007-08.
Discussion on 2008-09 budget.
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.



Junior 'Cats Beat


Pirates Again


Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell thli property described
below to enforce a lien imposed on said property undir THE FLORIDA SELF
STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUES (83.901-93.809). The ufidersigned will
sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 26th'd~of April 2008. Time 9:00
a.m. Sale to be held on the premises at Zolfo-Storage, Inc., 721 Stae Road 66E,
Zolfo Springs, Florida, County of Hardee, State of Florida; The following unit(s)
15 and 19, tenants Shirley Hall and Saran Baulkman. Items included: Household
Goods

Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash otily. All purchased items
slId AS IS, where is, and must be removed at the time of sale. We reserve the right
toreject any and all bids. Sale is subject to cancellation in th event of settlement
between the owner and obligated party. Dated this April 7, 2008.

Zolfo Storage, Inc. 4:10,17.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008, 6:00 PM'':':
ZOLFO SPRINGS COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 3210 US HIGHWAY 17

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ZOLiFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
TOWN COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOP-
TION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY ADOPTING A PUB-
LIC SCHOOLS FACILITIES ELEMENT AND REVISING THE'INTERGOVERNMENTAL
COORDINATION ELEMENT, AS IDENTIFIED BY ORDINANCE TITLE HEREIN.

ORDINANCE 2007-14: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF.ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "CPA 2007-2-SC"; SPECIFICALLY BY
ADOPTING THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACILITIES ELEMENT AND AMENDING
THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT; TRANSMITTING
SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT .OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ANY PERSON WHO MAY WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MAiD AT THIS MEETING
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED THEREINi, WlLLNEED A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE MEETING FOR THAT APPEAL, AND IT IS SOLELY THE RESPONSI-
BILITY OF THAT PERSON TO ENSURE THAT SUCH A VERBATIM RECORD IS MADE
AND INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED, PER FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105. THE TOWN DOES NOT FURNISH VERBA-
TIM TRANSCRIPTS. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE
TOWN CLERKS OFFICE WITH A REQUEST, TELEPHONE (863)735-0405, FAX (863)735-
1684.


ATTEST: June Albritton
Town Clerk


S George Neel, Mayor
S, 4:10C


Well, we're rapidly getting to the end of the spring sports sea-
son, with the track teams at Punta Gorda for districts on Tuesday,
tennis teams at Sarasota Booker. yesterday and today (Thursday),
weightlifting completing sectionals last week, and softball going
into districts at DeSoto next week.
Boys baseball is. coming to the end of the season. JV ends at
DeSoto on Friday night. The varsity is home Friday night against
DeSoto and next Tuesday against Bartow. The varsity season ends
April 17 at Fort Meade. DistriCts are the week of April 31 at
Braden River. The boys have won four of the last five and need to
make a strong final statement .

One of the high schoolers doing. good job recently was senior
Daniel Lozano, who boxed his way to a 35-second, first-round
TKO to take the state Golden Gloves championship again. He will
go on to nationals in Wisconsin in June.

Don't look now, but there's planning for spring football, which
begins practice about May 5. There will be a fund-raiser Orange-
and-Blue game on May 23 and thespring game against Lake
Wales will be here on May 30. Proceeds from the Orange-Blue
game will be used to send baseball'and football players to FCA
(Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp this summer.

The cheerleaders are also gearing up. The 8th annual Ball Drop
will be help at Torrey Oaks on April 22 at 4 p.m. First prize is $500,
second $300 and third $200. Prot:~ei will help with summer camp
costs. Contact Susannah Belflowet or oKaylee Webb at 773-3181
with questions. .
There will be Cat Cheer Clinic for kindergarten through sixth
graders on April 28-May I. Pre-registration is required on April 15
and 17th outside the high school gym. Cost is $35 for kindergarten
and $40 for first through sixth grades.

On Saturday, there will be a bunch of Dixie League baseball
games. The Dixie Youth (Majors) play two games at 9 a.m. and
another at noon, while the Dixie Boys (Juniors) play at 9, noon and
3 p.m. against teams from out-of-toiwn (Mulberry and Fort Meade).
Stop by the fields off South Florida Avenue and cheer your favorite.
teams.

Also coming up is the annual community charity golf tourna-
ment sponsored by Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. and
Glades Electric Cooperative Inc. It'S Saturday at Torrey Oaks with
an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per player, $200 per team.
Call Jeff Cornelius at PRECo,.781-074 for more information or to
register. Funds raised benefit the Sheriff Office, Wauchula Police
Department and Hardee County Fire-Rescue.
And, as an aside, stop by the.Fireiatics demonstration at South
Florida Community College on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. and
see how your firemen and others do their drills against each other.
Information from community and schoobl-athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald Advocate (773-3255) or email me
with news for this biweekly, column at news.heraldadvocate@-
embarqmail.com.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
For the second time in eight
days, the Hardee JV team beat
Port Charlotte.
At home on March 24, the
Wildcats downed the Pirates
10-6 in a come-from-behind
win.
At Port Charlotte last week,
Hardee looked at the impending
inclement weather and went
right to work. By the time the
game- was called at the end.of
the fourth inning, Hardee had
fashioned a 5-1 victory.
Freshman hurler Thomas
Flores kept the junior Pirates at







12B The Herald-Advocate, April 10, 2008


A REMARKABLE VETERINARIAN
Part 1
When I was a student going through cattle surgery rotation at
Auburn University, I heard about an outstanding student named
Herbert Lloyd, who was doing some breakthrough surgery
I didn't know him at the time, but after I graduated and went
into practice I began to hear more about him. We were both in large
animal practice, and after Herb moved to Arcadia we developed a
deep and meaningful relationship.
I learned that when Herb enrolled in vet school at Auburn
University he was married and had two children. I can testify to the
fact that being a husband, father and veterinary student is very dif-
ficult. I know, because I arrived at Auburn with a wife and child.
It was necessary for most married students to work, so at the
end of his first year, Herb went to work as a poultry inspector for
30 an hour. He said he probably inspected a million chickens for
a lung condition that was prevalent at the time. One of the fringe
benefits was that he could purchase chickens for 100 a pound, so
Herb and his wife Jeannie filled their freezer with 25V chickens. I
never asked him, but I wonder if he is still fond of chicken. I imag-
ine Herb would prefer a medium-rare steak.
The biggest impact Herb made on my life occurred when I was

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considering a large animal consulting practice. He had been blaz-
ing a trail as a dairy and beef consultant, which was almost revolu-
tionary in this part of Florida at that time. Frankly, I was skeptical,
but Herb was adamant when he told me, "Ross, you can do this."
Otherwise, I might not have pursued this rewarding phase of my
practice without his advice and encouragement.
Dr. Lloyd has been in private practice, worked as a drug com-
pany representative in the Mid-West, and was president of the
American Bovine Practitioners Association. He has also served as
a director of that organization for eight years. He conducted numer-
ous field trials and his office is filled with diplomas and citations in
recognition of his extraordinary contribution to all facets of veteri-
nary medicine.
However, nothing I have mentioned here adequately describes
-the Herb Lloyd I know, because of all he accomplished in his later
years. When Herb left Arcadia, he and his wife Jeannie went to
Morocco for two years as Peace Corps volunteers. After that, he
spent one summer in Mongolia teaching vet students. He also man-
aged a farm and experiment station in Honduras, working with the
Christian Veterinarian Mission both locally and around the world,
sharing their faith and their veterinary skills.
The countries where Herb served always had deep-rooted cus-
toms and traditions. I remember one story about a dinner prepared
to honor Dr. Lloyd and his wife before they left Morocco. A goat
had been butchered and roasted slowly on a spit over an open fire,
and basted with a special sauce all afternoon. However, it was the
custom to excise the goat's eyeballs and present them to the guest
of honor, who was, on this occasion, Dr. Herb Lloyd. I still don't
know what he managed to do with those eyeballs (and still not
offend anybody.)
I remember the most profound thing Herb ever said to me. It
was just before he and his wife went to Mongolia. I asked him what
would happen if he should have a health problem. (He was at an


age when we all start having some health issues.) He told me with
absolute confidence, "It's in the hands of the Lord," and he left for
still another country to serve as a Christian and a veterinarian.
This is such a wonderful story about an outstanding man, and
I need to continue it next week.


COURTESY PHOTO
While he was in Honduras, Dr. Herb Lloyd is shown
reaching around a tree to vaccinate a cow, while two
ranch hands with ropes, and another with a firm grip on
the cow's tail to restrain her. It a primitive approach,
compared to the hydraulic squeeze chutes in this coun-
try, but it works.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Near gale force winds made for some interesting golf March 8 as 100 golfers came out
in support of Project Graduation for the Class of 2008. Golfers, sponsors and individ-
ual contributors combined efforts to raise over $11,000. With other fund-raisers, it will
give this year's senior class a safe post-graduation celebration on May 31 at Sea
World's new water park, Aquatica. In top photo are some of those seniors who partici-
pated in the golf tourney (from left) Kaleb Saunders, Nicole Bromley, James Olliff, Kyle
Cobb and D.R. Harris. In middle photo, golfers line up their carts to start the 18-hole
tournament. As seen in bottom photo, the golfers seemed to enjoy themselves despite
the cold blustery conditions.


April 9-10 Tennis Districts Booker Away TBA
April 10 HJHS Volleyball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
April 11 JV Baseball DeSoto Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball DeSoto HOME 7:00 p.m.
April 14 HJHS Volleyball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Districts DeSoto Away TBA
April 15 Varsity Baseball Bartow HOME 7:00 p.m.
April 17 Track Titusville Away TBA
HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Fort Meade Away 7:00 p.m.
April 21-25 Baseball Districts Braden River Away TBA
April 21 HJHS Volleyball Hill-Gustat HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
April 24 HJHS Volleyball DeSoto Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.



Library Amnesty All Next Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Do you happen to have a
book, CD, video or other mate-
rials at home that you think
might not be yours?
There's a perfect time to re-
turn these items to the Hardee
County Library without paying
a penalty.
All next week, April 14-19,
any late or overdue fees will be
*waived. Instead, library patrons
are asked to contribute a canned
food product which will be do-
nated to the Hardee Help Center
to help the needy.
The library amnesty week is
one of several activities during
National Library Week. The
library is also conducting a
poetry contest, with four divi-
sions from elementary school to
adult. The deadline to submit
them is tomorrow (Friday).
Librarian Patti Lang, who
took over the duties last sum-
mer, told the Hardee County
Commission about upcoming
activities.
Library advisory board mem-


ber Gina Neuhofer expressed
appreciation for the commis-
sion's support of the library and
literacy efforts. The library
offers enrichment for children
and adults through the story
hour for pre-schools, after-
school tutoring and a quiet
place for school and college
students to study or do re-
search on the available comput-
ers.
The commission also ap-
pointed Jan McKibben to fill
the spot recently vacated by the
resignation of Elinor Batev


from both the library advisory
board and Heartland Library
Cooperative governing board.
McKibben's term will be
through December 2008 when
her appointment may be re-
newed.


The proper office of a
friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong.
Nearly everybody will side
.with you when you are in the
right.
-Mark Twain


It's Time.


REGISTER NOW FOR
SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S
SUMMER CLASSES.


(Or Register Early for


Fall Classes.)


Project Graduation would like to thank the following
for a successful 2008 Golf Tournament:


FINIR
Mosaic
Midstate Machinery
PRECO
Duck & Susan Smith
Doyle & Debbie Carlton
Barbara Carlton
Pete's Pharmacy Miles Judah
Ben & Robin Norris
Bill Lambert Torrey Oaks Golf Course
Primerica Ron Wilson
State Farm Insurance David Singletary
Wauchula State Bank
Johnson Harvesting Inc.
Taco Bell
Orange Enterprises Inc.
Lambert Realty
Sam Albritton Electrical Services
Farm Bureau Insurance
John Palmer Electric
Jeff Ussqry Supervisor of Elections
Zee Smith
The Magnolia Tree


Cat's on Main
Commercial Communications
American Fruit Company
CSA Land Prep
MTR Farms
Central Pump & Irrigation
English Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
Central Maintenance
Ringpower
Tampa Armiture Works
Java Cafe
Royal's Furniture
Stewarts Mobile Home
Suburban Propane
ATP Agri-Services
Wal-Mart
Mainstreet Market
Hardee Signs & Tees
Desoto Home Health Care
Wauchula Sears
Krause Grove Service
Dr. James Pyle
Chili's


and to all the golfers who played in the tournament -

A BIG THANKS TO YOU!


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ................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.....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. IIwy. 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 ............... 1:00 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.nm.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:'(0 p.m

SMACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............1..... :00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Oommunion-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 ............. I :00 a.m.
Disciples Training........5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST 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 ............1.....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
................ ......................... 6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
-- Rd.
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
English Servi& ..................11:30 a.m.
General.Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................1 :00 a.m.
Wednesday ..................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men v 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


WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .......................... 1:00 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 ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................11:00 a.m.,
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m,
FAITH TENiPLE 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..........l 1:00 a.m.
Predicacion .........................1 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
.Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible.Study ............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
'Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m..
Sunday School .............. .....9:30 a.m.:
Worship.............................1... 0:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult C1.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

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


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


WAUCHULA

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

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 .....................: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
I1 & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 41 Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study .......................... 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00a.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..............0:00 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).................... :00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

TABERNACLE OF


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


The population in Denver, Colorado, is among the youngest
in the nation.


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service ...................10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School . .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m..
Wedqifday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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FIRST UNITED A man in Jacksonville, Fla.,
METHODIST CHURCH discovered a two-headed
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114 lizard.
Bible Study .......................10:00 a.m. The heads are at opposite
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. ends. When it tries to walk, its
legs move in opposite direc-
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH tions.
South Hwy. 17- 494-5456 That lizard reminds me of
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m. the Bible verse: "A double-
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. minded man is unstable in all
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m. his ways."

MARANATHA BAPTIST He's a man with two heads.
CHURCH One believes, the other does-
Corner of Steve Roberts Special n't. One Wants to do good, the
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773- other wants to do evil. One
0989 turns to God, and the other
Sunday School ................... 0:00 a.m. turns from Him
Worship ................................11:00 a.m. Ever decision he makes is
Evening..................................6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m. uncertain. He turns first this
way, and then that.
Believe wholeheartedly,
Wherever there is a human yield completely, and avoid
being, there is an opportunity the frustration and failure of a
for a kindness. double-minded person.
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On Friday, March 28, the
last jam session of the season
was held at Brookside Bluff.
Residents organized a fantastic
potluck as a "thank you" to the
musicians. The Brookside
Bluff musicians Jim Withers,
Pete Stock, Jerry Younce,
Kenny and Edith Creasy and
Jim White provided fantastic
music for the evening.
There were also talented
musicians from other parks.
George Reid sang "The Green,
Green Grass of Home." Bob
Melton played the guitar and
Nancy Penny played the auto-
harp as they sang ballads.


Barney Miesse sang, "This is
Where the Cowboy Runs
Away." Amy Frazer, Noah
Carter, Andrew Mason Jr., Sue
Walworth, Bud, and Charlotte
Knight all contributed to the
musical selections of the
evening.
A special number was dorie
by Jim Withers on the guitar,
son John, visiting from La-
fayette, Ind., on the banjo and
Pete Stock on the harmonica.
They played a foot-stomping
rendition of "Rocky Top."
We are lucky to have such tal-
ented musicians at these jam
sessions.


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Best wishes to everyone cele.
rating a birthday or anniver-
sary in April. Our sympathies
go out to Paul Kelly and family
on the recent loss of his wife,
Doris. Speedy recovery to
Shirley Sills in Indiana, who
had a heart attack and who will
undergo heart surgery in the
near future.
D KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on April 2 were
P Jerry and Alta Lauer, Margaret
b and Bill Bohl and Richard and
Jett Brayton. Jack Elofson led
b the U.S. Pledge, Bernice Eng-
lish led the Canadian Pledge
and Bob Jones led the prayer.
The 50/50 winners were John
0 and Corene Ritsema, Lot 269
and Dick Barker.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
There were 225 at the last ice
cream social. This was the
largest turnout of the season. It
was a great evening. Imperson-
ator Kip Sweeney as Garth
Brooks had everyone dancing
in their seats while he danced
on the tables and up and down
P the aisles. I think I heard a few
p ladies swooning.

BINGO
On March 31, Loyd Lankford
won the paper special and Ron
Ackermann won the hot ball
S jackpot.

BOWLING
Stumble Bums finished in
first place with Mary's Guys in
second and Kenney's Kids in
third place. The winning team
members were Sylvia Stephan,
Bill Collins, Judy Ahearn, Ivan
Perron and Jerry Koehne.
Perron had the highest scratch
game for men and Florence
Smith for the ladies. The high-
est scratch series was John
Jackson for the men and Anne
Defreitas for the ladies.

BOCCE BALL
Team Red won first place
with a record of 12-0. Team
members were Tom Ely, cap-
tain; Rudy Lapp; Dick Barker;
P and Dewey Morrison. Subs for
the Red Team were Nancy
Morrison and Karl Kuntze.
Finishing in second place was
Team Purple, whose members
were Don Plumley, captain; Jeri
Plumley; Mort M'al6ne; and
BobBundy.' -
SHUFFLING
Karl Kuntze was the top
shuffler for the season, winning


all but two games, I believe.
GOLF
On March 28 at the Bluffs,
Dewey Morrison had a hole-in-
one on the seventh hole. Con-
gratulations, Dewey. Going
through my articles for this sea-
son, it looks like Aurele Dufour
has the most wins for the men
with Loyd Lankford and Dewey
Morrison coming next. For the
women, Eileen Kearns had the
most wins for the ladies.
CARD TOURNAMENTS
The pinochle tournament ran
for nine weeks and there were
40 participants. Highest total
points was Esther Boddy fol-
lowed by Joe Symons and then
Millie Cooper. Highest game of
the tournament was by Frank
Stephan followed by Symons
and Gloria Quast. Highest score
for a night was Symons, then
Charlie Howerter Most trickless
games were by Boddy and
Howerter. Most double pinoch-
les was by Flo Wahl. Janet Cop-
enhaver had the only round-
house of the season. Cash prizes
were awarded to all of the
above.
The cribbage tournament fin-
ished up with Boddy and Dick
Robinson tied for first place
with Paul Conley right behind
them. Cash prizes were award-
ed to the above. All card games
will continue until there is no
one left to play.
CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the
greeter for the 103 residents
who attended church service
March 30. Attendance was
lower than usual as many resi-
dents have left for their north-
ern homes for the summer. Jim
Bolhouse, organist, and Carole
Jones, pianist, played hymns for
the prelude and the service
opened with the singing of
"Amazing Grace." Don Meril-
lat gave the morning prayer.
The offering was received by
ushers Lowell Gordon and Bob
Wilday.
Nancy Morrison directed the
22-member choir for its part of
the service, rendering the songs
titled "We Have Come into His
House" and "Holy Ground."
Rev. Winne's sermon was based
on Scripture taken from St.
John's Gospel 10: 22-30 and
titled "Are Your Prayers for
Needs or Wants?" The service
closed with the singing of "God
Be with You Till We Meet
Again."


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
David Kendrick, 40, Bowl-
ing Green, and Candy F. Perez,
30, Port Charlotte.
Jose Garcia, 19, Frostproof,
and Elizabeth Anna Rivera, 18,
Frostprooft
Noah Anthony Trevino, 27,
Frostproof, and Dawn J. Resch-
ke, 34, Avon Park.
Matthew Lamar Smith, 23,
Wauchula, and Gloria Garcia,
31, Wauchula.
James Cleto, 19, Zolfo
Springs, and Perla Ruby
Guzman-Estrada, 19, Zolfo
Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Deborah A. Hoover, voluntary
dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Heath-
er Boyette, judgment enforced.
Robert L, Bryant Jr. vs.
Arthur Frazier, amended order
of eviction.
Excalibur II LLC vs. Daniel
D. Lozano, judgment.
Bank of America NA vs.
Krystal R. Rodriguez, judg-
ment.
New Century Financial Ser-
vices Inc. vs. Felipe Herrera,
judgment.
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Robert B..Birge, dis-
missal.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Samantha Sneider, dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs.
Michele and Robert Martin,
dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Larry Criswell, dismissed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Felix Alamia III, domestic


assault, transferred to pretrial
diversionary program.
Antonio Cano, petit theft, 30
days in jail with credit for time
served .(CTS), $315 fine and
court costs.
Lendy Mae Graham, giving ;,
false name to a law enforce-
ment officer, 20 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Marcial Martinez, disorderly
intoxication, 18 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Mary Lou McCausley, petit
theft, probation six months, no
contact with victim, warrantless
search and seizure, random
drug screens, $315 fine and
court costs.
Benjamin Method, two
counts petit theft, 270 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.
Juan Morales, battery and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, 18 days CTS, $667 fine
and court costs, $150 investiga-
tive costs.
Francisco Morales-Reyes,
battery, probation six months,
no weapons or firearms, ran-
dom drug screens, $667 fine
and court costs.
Ricardo Villa Salazar, do-
mestic battery, probation six
months, no weapons or fire-
arms, $667 fines and court
costs.
Ramiro SanJuan, disorderly
intoxication and giving false
information to a law enforce-
ment officer, 18 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Olegario Medina-Tonche,
petit theft, 30 days, concurrent
with traffic sentence, $315 fine
and court costs.
Baldemar Hernandez, openly
carrying a weapon, probation
six months, no alcohol or bars,
no weapons or firearms, forfeit
gun, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $150
investigative costs, 30 hours
community service; improper
exhibition of a firearm, not
prosecuted.


Tquilla Summersett, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, random drug
screens, no alcohol or bars, no
weapons or firearms, substance
abuse evaluation and treatment,
warrantless search and seizure,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, 60 hours
community service.
Melissa D. Woodrum, theft
of a credit card and criminal
mischief, not prosecuted.
SIsmeal Bautista, disorderly
intoxication, 22 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Tommy Kilpatrick, violation
of probation (original charges
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia), probation revoked, six
months in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Juan Raymond Maldonado,
affray, $315 fine and court
costs.
James Benard Brown, taking
to attempting to take game over
bait, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Richard T. McCree, attempt-
ing to take turkey over bait,
adjudication withheld, $315
fine and court costs.
Ramiro Buniga Ponce, resist-
ing arrest without force, adjudi-
cation withheld, $170 court
costs.

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:
Olegario Medina-Tonche,
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Francisco Gallegos, driving
while license suspended
(DWLS) and using a suspended
license from another state, not
prosecuted.
Ernesto DeSantiago, viola-
tion of probation (original


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEBEBY 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: ?C
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 in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 23rd day of April, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 11th day of March, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD037XXXXX 3:20-4:10c



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:


charge DWLS), probation re-
voked, 30 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Salvador Arellano, DWLS,
dismissed.
Pedro Salgado Cleto, DUI,
12 months probation with con-
dition of 10 days in jail, license
suspended one year, DUI
school, no alcohol or bars, war-
rantless search and seizure, ran-
dom drug screens, $903 fine
and court costs.
Julio Cesar Dominguez-
Coronet, DWLS, dismissed,
presented valid license.
Sergio Leon-Reyes, DUI and
no valid license, 12 months pro-
bation, license suspended six
months, alcohol abuse evalua-
tion and treatment, DUI school,
random drug screens, $640
fines and court costs, 50 hours
community service.
Philip Edwin Martinez, DUI,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, DUI
school, evaluation and treat-
ment, no alcohol or bars, ran-
dom drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $640.50 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Julio Paulino-Cantero,
DWLS, $330 fine and court
costs.
Manuel Soto-Fernandez,
DUI, probation 12months,
license suspended 12 months,
tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, no bars or alcohol, ran-
dom drug screens, $1,428 fines
and court costs.
Jarrod Luvear Oliver,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 court costs.
Ricardo Fermin, allowing an
unauthorized minor to drive,
$185 court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Cynthia J. Hernandez vs.
Marcus Darrell Hodges, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Arturo Castillo vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Laurie
J. Linder Jr. et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Michelle Ann Middleton vs.
Loran J. Cogburn, Sheriff, et al,
petition for emergency review.
Marivella Saldavar o/b/o
minor child and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Marco A.: Iuerta, petition
for child support.
HollyAiKuschke vs. David
Wayne Kuschke Sr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Terry Holland vs. State of
Florida, petition for review of
inmate situation.
City of Wauchula vs. Roy
Allen Brown and Sandra Kay
Brown, petition for foreclosure
of code enforcement lien.
Elena Chavira and DOR vs.
Angie Lee Chavira, petition for
child support.
Eudelia Ferrer Martinez and
DOR vs. Jessica Prince Valdez,
petition for child support.
Angie Garza and DOR vs.
Aurora Garza, petition for child
support.


Kimberly McQuaig and
Bruce McQuaig, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Whitney Paige Justice vs.
Shane Eugene Barrington,
amended support order.
Bruce Clayton Judah and
Meaghap Renee Judah, modi-
fied divorce order.
Cherrie Rivers vs. Willie
Roe, child support amended.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
James R. Hensley and Laura L.
Hensley, voluntary dismissal.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Robin Lynn Williams, volun-
tary dismissal.
Crystal Ramirez vs. Joey Lee
McCumber, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Angela Newman vs. Alicia
Benavidez Gonzales, partial
judgment.
Yolanda Rodriguez vs. Mario
Rodriguez, injunction for pro-
tection.
Lorenzo Hurd and DOR vs.
Charles R. Cheatham, child
support suspended, arrears set.
Jennifer Flores vs. Darline
King, injunction for protection.
Angela Seibert vs. Adan
Cruz, injunction for protection.
Amanda N. McKinney vs.
William O. McKinney III,
defendant's motion to amend
child support denied.
Developers Group of Tampa
Bay Inc. vs. Mattelene Nickson,
property cleared.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee vs. John Jr.
and Rebecca Talley et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Emily I. Ward and Brannon
B. Ward, divorce.
Irene Cruz Palacios and Leon
Palacios, divorce.
Lynne M. Morales and DOR
vs. Sarah Isabel Morales, child
support order.
Katherine Denise Sisum and
DOR vs. Jose Gonzalez San-,
chez, dismissed.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office- and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Edward Lyle Beasley, felony
fleeing to elude an officer, not
prosecuted.
Robert Mathew Klein, sale of
methamphetamine, possession
of drug paraphernalia and traf-
ficking in methamphetamine,
estreated bonds.
Heriberto Naranjo, aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
and battery, adjudication with-
held, 18 months probation, no
alcohol or drugs, no contact
with victim, drug and alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$637 fine and court costs, $115


public defender fees, 75 hours
community service.
Adrian Rodriguez, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, nine months in jail, concur-
rent with other sentences and
CTS, $495 fine and court costs
and $40 public defender fee
placed on lien.
Davie Rodriguez, violation
of probation (original charges
possession of methampheta-
mine, fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer with active
lights and siren, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting
an officer without violence),
probation revoked, 18 months
community control house
arrest, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
no alcohol or bars, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Sergio Rodriguez Jr., viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na, giving a false name to a law
enforcement officer, refusal to
sign citation and DWLS), pro-
bation revoked, nine months
CTS, unpaid fines and fees
placed on lien.
Beverly J. Haight, falsifica-
tion of official records, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation two
years, no employment with
direct supervision of adminis-
trative responsibility over
minor children, $495 fine and
court costs, 50 hours communi-
ty service.
Joseph Morello, obtaining
property with a worthless
check, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Kenneth Allen VanSickle,
possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, 18 months probation,
warrantless search and seizure,
substance abuse evaluation and
treatment, $495 fine and court
costs, 75 hours community ser-
vice.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Earl D. and Diana M. Smith
to 226 W. Main LLC, $225,000.
Marvin Kahn to Groves of
Peace River Inc., $248,000.
William K. Conley as trustee
to Rigoberto Montanez,
$60,000.
Karen Sue and Richard R.
Diller Jr. to Henry M. and
Suzanne Bermas, $35,000.
David R. and Anita A. Par-
ris. to John D. Brakefield,
$9000. .
l rderick J. and Veronica D.
Schwartz as trustees to Law-
rence E. and Martha J. Pero as
trustees, $69,000.
Clark E. Dickinson to Melvin
and Marlene Taylor, $38,000.
James L. Staton to Cynthia L.
Smith, $27,500.
Elihoreph LTD to Ten-Fold
Talents LLC, $1,732,031.
Gary and Virginia Oden and
Brian and April Lambert to
Joseph A. Brennick, $70,000.
Claire L. Persun and Joannie
M. Rogers to Larry Van
Layman, $31,500.
Halvor and Betty Vance
Biering to James P. and Judith
A. Ploesser, $31,000.


YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2004


CERTIFICATE NO.: 476

Description of Property:


SCHEDULE A


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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 324, PAGE 514.

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

Name in which assessed: DANIEL TORRES & ALICIA FUENTES

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

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

Dated this 6th day of March, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD035XXXXX 3:20-4:10c
I I-410


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: AliciaC. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD036XXXXX 3:20-4:10c







April 10, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


First Christian Church Puts Faith In Action


By CHELSEA HARRIS
For The Herald-Advocate
"We don't want to just go to
church, we want to be the
church," says Pastor Darin Can-
ary of First Christian Church in
Wauchula.
And so church members were
out in the community instead of
sitting on*pews one recent Sun-
day morning. Their goal: to
serve.
Canary explains that congre-
gations today seem to forget
quite easily that the church is
here to serve others in the com-
munity. First Christian Church
has taken the lead by starting
over 30 service projects for
Hardee County.
Canary first pitched the idea
of Faith In Action service pro-
jects to Associate Pastor Tom
Hartman last October. In Dec-
ember, Canary, Hartman and
members Lidenia Servin and
Brenda Miller joined together
to brainstorm ideas for projects
to help different organizations
here and around the world.
Then in January, the pastor
and associate pastor met to put
the lessons and sermons togeth-
er. Small prayer groups would
get together throughout the
week and pray for the upcom-
ing projects and sermons.
For two months, the four
made endless phone calls to lo-
cal organizations such as
Lydia's House, Resthaven, the
YMCA and Hilltop Elementary
School to request permission to
provide a service to them.
Leaders in the church were
then assigned a project, and
members signed up under the
project they wanted to take part
in.


On the three consecutive Sun-
days of Feb. 17, 24 and March
2, Canary preached a series of
sermons called "Faith In
Action," designed to teach the
church members to get out of
the pews and serve the commu-
nity.
"People are most important,
and putting others before your-
self is what it is really all about,
and I think God is proud when
we do that," Canary said.
So, on March 9 First Christ-
ian Church suspended its morn-
ing services to put faith into
action. A total of 181 members
met at the church for breakfast
and a quick pep rally before set-
ting out to be at the service of
Hardee County.
There were 31 projects done
that Sunday.
Some were very public, such
as giving away gas money,
washing people's cars, paying
part of a pharmacy bill and
holding a barbecue for all fire-
fighters and law enforcement
officers.
Many church members pro-
vided labor by planting flowers
at Main Street Heritage Park in
Wauchula, painting the building
for Lydia's House, and cleaning
up Hardee Lakes, Pioneer Park
and the Peace River. Other
members sewed lap blankets for
nursing-home residents, and
some made school kits to send
to needy children overseas.
And some prayed in front of
each and every school.
"It was truly a blessing to
have the rest of the building
painted," Rachel Chapa, a vol-
unteer at Lydia's House, notes.
"Someone had started the job,
but could only do it on the


weekends in their spare time.
First Christian Church called
and asked if they could pressure
wash and paint the rest of the
building. All the work done
here at Lydia's House is done
voluntarily, so it was very much
a blessing."
Says Canary, "So many peo-
ple have told me that they
thought they were going to be
the one giving the blessing,
when they were actually bless-
ed themselves."
One team was so blessed the
members decided to form a
group called "God's Sassy
Sewers." Starting in April, the
group will meet on the third
Saturday of every month at the
church from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
They will sew blankets for the
nursing home, caps for cancer
patients, and other items that
can be given out to patients in
hospitals. The Sassy Sewers
will also be having devotions
and prayer time.
"Sometimes people need to
be reminded what it feels like to
give back and bless someone,"
Canary states. "We are all so
consumed with everything
around us that we forget to take
the time to stop and give a help-
ing hand to a person in need.
We also don't realize how help-
ing someone else can bless you
so much, it gives you that happy
feeling you can't describe.
"FCC gives you the challenge
to put your faith in action with
services. Help grandma take in
the groceries, mow the yard for
dad, or just simply bless some-
one with a gift from your heart.
Get out of your pew, sofa or bed
and make a difference," he con-
cludes.


Bags of trash in hand, church members cleaned up the Peace River.


Instead of sitting in a pew, church members picked up trash at Hardee Lakes Park.


repairs and did some landscaping at the Orange Blossom


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Chris Knight volunteered for electrical work at H.O.PE. of
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Where liberty dwells, there
is my country.
-Benjamin Franklin


First Christian Church members pray for the students,, faculty and staff at Hilltop
Elementary School and Hardee Junior High School.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patient-
ly, defends courageously and continues a friend unchangeably.
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
April 6, Juan Lopez, 24, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
April 6, Richardo Perez, 39, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with disorderly intoxi-
cation.
April 6, criminal mischief on Terrier Drive and on U.S. 17
North, and thefts on Manley Road and on Third Street East were
reported.

April 5, Miguel Angel Arriaga-Garcia, 22, of 695 Saron Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Kimberly
Benavides and charged with DUI and DUI with property damage.
April 5, a business burglary on Broward Street, a fight on U.S.
17 North, criminal mischief on Bagwell Drive, and a theft on North
Florida Avenue were reported.

April 4, Jessica Baker Juarez, 29, of 315 Dade St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
April 4, Mauricio Martinez Pacheco, 20, of 28423 U.S. 27,
Leesburg, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
failure to obey a police officer by fleeing and no valid license.
April 4, a residential burglary on Palmetto Street, a vehicle
stolen on South Hammock Road, criminal mischief on Redden
Road and thefts on Hyde Street and on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

April 3, Jason O'Neal Jones, 26, of 4000 Sixth St. SW, Lehigh
Acres, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with possession
of marijuana and smuggling contraband into a prison.
April 3, Christopher Lawrence Thompson, 22, of 804 E. Third
St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task
Force (DTF) and charged with possession of marijuana.
April 3, Alfonso Roques, 43, of Ohio Street, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of contempt of
court.
April 3, Mary Frances Skinner, 44, of 6894 George Marsh
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and
charged with depriving animals of care.



S Colon& Lopez PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


April 3, Angel Lopez Diego, 27, of 1067 Wild Turkey Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with bat-
tery.
April 3, a vehicle stolen on Lincoln Street, fights on Pine
Cone Drive and Lincoln Street, criminal mischief on Doc Coil
Road and thefts on Hampton Road, Third Street East and Ratliff
Road were reported.

April 2, Michael Newt McEntyre, 56, of 3342 Ridge Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with battery.
April 2, a residential burglary on Briar Patch Road, criminal
mischief on Hobb Road, Hickory Court and Carlton Street and
thefts on Baker Street and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

April 1, Juan Pablo Espinoza, 23, of 510 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with
shoplifting/petit theft.
April 1, Santos Gonzalez, 43, of 3068 Suwannee St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
April 1, a residential burglary on Shelton Avenue and a theft
on Mosley Road was reported.

March 31, Rene Cervantes, 21, of 4060 Captiva Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schable on a charge of
contempt of court.
March 31, Filiberto Arriaga Soto, 26, of 125 Carlton St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with two
counts of battery.
March 31, a vehicle stolen on Marion Street, a tag stolen on
Clifton Bryan Road, a business burglary on SR 62, a fight on
Carlton Street, criminal mischief on SR 66 and thefts on Pine Level
Grade and on Caloosa Grade were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 6, Lazaro Ramirez, 44, of North Florida Avenue,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
April 6, David Cruz Oliva, 49, General Delivery, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
April 6, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

April 5, Meliton Aleman, 21, of 605 Sally Place, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with robbery with a
firearm and theft.
April 5, Jaimes G. Ramos, 28, of Seventh Avenue, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
April 5, a holdup on U.S. 17 South, and a theft on South
Florida Avenue were reported.

April 4, Destiny Nicole Froehlich, 18, of 635 S. Fifth Ave.
(U.S. 17 North), Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and
charged with battery.
April 4, burglary of a conveyance on South Ninth Avenue,
criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North, Goolsby St., two locations on
North 10th Avenue and on West Palmetto Street were reported.

April 3, criminal mischief on Makowski Road was reported.

April 2, Pedro Cleto. 38, of 730 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with DUI.
April 2, a theft on Shelton Avenue was reported.

April 1, a residential burglary on Shelton Avenue was report-


ed.

March 31, Salvador Renteria, 21, General Delivery, Mulberry,
was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with hit-and-run, leav-
ing the scene of a crash, fraud by giving a false ID to an officer and
no valid license. At the jail, Dep. Julie Bridges also detained him
on a charge of failure to appear in court.
March 31, Annie Young, 44, of 307 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with battery, and
resisting an officer without violence.
March 31, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 5, Claudia Estella Mancillas, 26, of 409 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, and Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula,
were arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and each charged with resist-
ing an officer without violence and possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Mancillas was also charged with possession of amphetamine
with intent to sell. Trevino was also charged with possession of
methamphetamine, obstructing justice, DUI and another traffic
violation
April 5, a theft on Maple Avenue was reported.

April 4, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and criminal
mischief on Church Avenue were reported.

March 31, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
South Palm Drive were reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
April 4, a tag on Hudson Street was reported stolen.




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NOTICE


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:




Second Installment Payment:


Third Installment Payment:



Fourth Installment Payment:


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 mall or file with your county tax
collector prior to May 1, 2008. The absolute deadline for filling the application is April 80, 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:


Mall completed application to:


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


--------- ---------ctc----------------------------- -----,990
aetach
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.


Stnn


Drat


Property I. b. No.
Legal Description as It appears on the 2007 Tax
Notice Receipt.


Name
Address


Phone Number
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 380h 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 contriue
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:


Courthouse Annex II
110 W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, Florida 33873
863- 773-9144


PHONE NUMBER:


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR REZONE WITH
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that Jill
Fallen, as agent for Lynn Vill Properties LLC and
Diego & Jill F. Fallen, is requesting a rezone with a
comprehensive plan amendment of the property
located at 311 S. 7th Ave. She is requesting a
Zoning Classification of C-1 and a FLUM (Future,
Land Use Map) designation of Commercial. The!
Zoning Maximum Density (units/ac) is 1.0 FAR.
Front and side setbacks are 0' and the rear setback
is 30'. The property is legally described as:

LOT 3 LESS S 80 FT BLK 40 WAUCHULA ORS

The proposed request will be considered by the
Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on Monday,
April 21, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., and the Wauchula City
Commission on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.,
at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street,
Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the
Board or Commission with respect to this request
for which he will need a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim
record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott,
City Clerk


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.

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

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.
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.


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S',: Artwork Expresses 'Freedom'
S F Winners in the "What Freedom Means To Me" art contest spon-
scored by Supervisor of Elections Office were recently honored in
S a ceremony at the Hardee County Public Library. Each received a
certificate and a gift card made possible through the support of
Mosaic, Seacoast Bank and CF Industries. Judges for the compe-
tition were School Board members Gina Neuhofer, Jan Platt and
Tanya Royal. First-place honors went to Vijay Desal, Hilltop
Elementary; Nathan Walkington, Hardee Senior High School;
Mesqua LeAnn Fields, Hardee Junior High; Zachary Macias, North
Wauchula Elementary; and Janet Lopez, Hardee Junior High.
Second-place winners were Mark Eures, NWE: Timothy
Maldonado, HHS; Ashja Camel, ZSE: Priscilla Villasana. NWE;
Mayrani Ramos, NWE; and Tavon Clax, HJH. Earning third-place
awards were Andrew Martinez, HJH; Anabel Ramos. HES; Paige
Bursler, NWE: Hannah Grisinger, HJH; Jacob Pakovich, NWE; and
Angel Leon, NWE. Honorable mentions went to Tiffany Owens,
NWE; Brooke Conley, HJH; and Adrian Martinez, HES.
PHOTOS BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
MONTAGE BY RALPH HARRISON







Attention: All Parents of Elementary School Age Children
If there is a good reason that you want your child or children to attend
a school outside your assigned school zone for next school year, and you
have your own transportation, you will need to fill out a waiver request appli-
cation for another school.
You can obtain a waiver application between April 7-April 30, 2008,
at either the School Board office or the Title I office.These waiver requests are
not approved on a first-come-first-served basis, but will be approved accord-
ing to space available and other established criteria.
Parents who have children attending a school other than their zoned
school are reminded that all school waiver approvals are only good for one
school year at a time.
Decisions on all waiver applications will be made in late June after the
state anounces AYP for schools. If we can be of any further assistance,
please contact our office at 773-9756. We will do our best to assist you or
answer your questions.
All waiver applications must be turned in by April 30, 2008
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una Aplicaci6n de solicitud de exenci6n para otra escuela.
Usted puede obtener una aplicaci6n de exenci6n entire 7 de abril-
hasta el 30 de abril de 2008, en la oficina del consejo escolar o la oficina del
Titulo I. Estos pedidos de exenci6n no estin acreditados sobre uno primero
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8C The Herald-Advocate, April 10, 2008

Lots Accomplished In County Last Year


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What are a few of the tasks
accomplished around the coun-
ty last yeap.
The list is nearly endless: 224
animals adopted, 148 new ad-
dresses assimilated, 3,653 Fire-
Rescue calls, resurfacing a
number of roads, wastewater
expansion, disposal of 21 tons
of solid waste, $51 million new
construction, 200 veterans help-
ed, 227 county probationers,
25,000 visitors to the library
and Pioneer Park Days.
And, that's just some of the
highlights of what Hardee
County's 207-plus employees
accomplished in fiscal year
2006-07. The Oct. 1, 2006
through Sept. 30, 2007 report
was presented by Janice Will-
iamson, director of finance, in
last week's meeting of the
Hardee County Commission.
All the department heads
were on hand as Williamson
presented the highlights of the
47-page report of what they did
last year. Most appeared under-
standably proud.
Under county commissioners
Minor Bryant, Nick Timmer-
man, Gordon Norris, Bobby
Ray Smith and Dale Johnson,
and County Manager Lex Al-
britton, the county absorbed a
$2 million budget cut, lost 17
employees and continued to
function.
Revenue last year was up,
primarily due to a $7 million
increase in grant money. Of
course, expenditures were also
up as these grant dollars worked
their way through to completed
projects.
As always, commissioners
were concerned with "a lot of
unfunded mandates. The state
trickles down these costs to the
counties, but doesn't trickle
down the money to pay for
them," said Bryant.
There are five main divisions
of county government: general
management and administra-
tion; public safety; public
works, growth management;
and community development
services.
GENERAL
MANAGEMENT/
ADMINISTRATION
This division includes the


county manager's office, office
of management and budget,
purchasing, human resources
(personnel) and information
technology.
The county manager and his
staff is responsible to reply to
inquiries from the community,
for incidents requiring immedi-
ate attention, and coordinating
all the services the county's
27,000 residents need.
Management and budget is
responsible for implementing
the budget, keeping a record of
fixed assets for accounting
reviews, and the overview of
the fire and solid waste special
assessments. Last year, this
department processed 335 bud-
get transfers, 64 budget amend-
ments, processed 87 requests
for special assessment hardship
exemptions and inventoried the
county's $100 million in fixed
assets such as roads, bridges
and buildings for the first time.
Purchasing handled 32 major
bids for goods and services.
Seven projects totaling more
than $3.6 million were award-
ed, annual contracts were bid
and reviewed, 3,500 requisi-
tions and 5,000 invoices were
processed and the procurement
card system used for 4,000
purchases, big and little.
Employment practices and
benefits are in constant review
by the human resources depart-
ment, ensuring safe work envi-
ronments and correct payrolls.
The staff investigated 23
Worker's Comp claims, negoti-
ated Fire-Rescue and labor
union contracts and conducted
an annual employee benefit fair.
Information technology in-
cludes geographic information
systems (GIS) for email, ad-
dressing, upgrading computers
and keeping them all working,
creating maps of drainage, fire
hydrants, communication tow-
ers, landmarks and other infra-
structure.
PUBLIC SAFETY
This division includes emer-
gency management, the E-911
system, animal services, emer-
gency medical and fire-rescue
services.
Ten hurricane and disaster
preparedness programs were
conducted last year. An annual


hurricane exercise, creation of a
pet-friendly shelter program,
installation of a mobile satellite
phone/radio system, obtaining a
thermal imager and numerous
training sessions were complet-
ed.
There were 10,901 E-911
calls last year, and 148 new
addresses were added to the
system that quickly tells where
an 'emergency call is coming
from, whether on one of the
8,300 landlines or 18,800 cell
phones.
Animal control answered
1,245 complaints last year, with
133 citations and 58 warnings
issued. There were 1,203 ani-
mals impounded, of which 224
were adopted and 90 returned to
their owners. The department
accrued nearly $10,000 in fees
for boarding, adoptions, etc.
and used a $15,000 grant for a
low cost spaying and neutering.
Between the estimated 3,700
Fire-Rescue emergency calls
last year, there were business
fire-safety inspections. Staff
provided fire prevention and
safety education to the schools,
attended training of various
kinds, and reviewed fire-safety
plans on all new construction.
.PUBLIC WORKS
Overseeing the county's 310
miles of paved and 202 miles of
unpaved roads, 70 bridges,
buildings and sanitation facili-
ties is the responsibility of
transportation, fleet manage-
ment, facilities management,
utilities and solid waste.
In the last fiscal year, Park,
Garden, Riverside, Lisa and
Circle drives were resurfaced at
a cost of $240,000 and Court-
house Annex II was renovated.
Utility and culvert permits,
ditching and grading, coordina-
tion of weekly bulk waste pick-
up around the county and road
signs and maintenance were
continued.
The maintenance shop keeps
all county equipment running
for law enforcement as well as
road and bridge department ve-
hicles. Maintenance was com-
pleted on 2,220 work orders last
year. Staff is constantly upgrad-
ing its certification in repair
techniques.
The. facilities management


department keeps renovations,
construction and upkeep of
county buildings and recreation
areas (parks) to keep them safe,
clean and as comfortable as
possible.
Wastewater facilities at
Vandolah and Wauchula Hills
are under expansion. The col-
lege, K-8 school, hotel, Crystal
Lake, the Commerce Park,
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilation were connected to
wastewater services and plans
made to connect other develop-
ments and areas.
Landfill expansion, house-
hold hazardous waste quarterly
collections, processing 21,00
tons of trash in the landfill and
2,049 tons of wood and yard
trash, safe disposal of insulin
and other syringes, disposal of
construction debris and waste
tires, and recycling of scrap
metal, lead acid batteries, card-
board, newsprint, computers
and propane tanks and planning
for opening a new landfill area
kept the staff there busy.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT
Planning and development,
code enforcement, building and
zoning and mining departments
are included in growth manage-
ment.
Processing requests for Com-
prehensive Land Use amend-
ments, Major and Minor
Special Exceptions, temporary
special use permits, small and
large subdivisions, reviewing
construction plans, whatever is
concerned with growth is man-
dated under Florida's Growth
Management Act to guide
future growth within the county.
Planning and zoning helps
residents know what they can
do with their parcels of land.
Floodplains and wetlands affect
development permits.
The building and code en-
forcement department ensures
that all construction meets
codes and ordinances, many re-
quired by the state since a series
of hurricanes "to protect the
health, safety and welfare of cit-
izens." More than $51 million
of new construction were re-
viewed in fiscal year 2006-07
and 1,090 permits approved.
There were 3,600 construction
inspections, 38 court cases re-


lated to code violations and
2,880 code enforcement inspec-
tions.
The mining department con-
ducts monthly water quality
sampling related to mining,
reviews application for major
mining developments, updates
the master mining and com-
pletes annual reports of mining.
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT AND
SERVICES
This department oversees and
prepares applications for a huge
variety of grants. It also helped
residents obtain $700,000 in
funding for becoming first-time
homeowners, and $2.3 million
for repairs and renovations for
the elderly, disabled and low-
income families, many still
recovering from the 2004 hurri-
canes.
It also helped obtain and ad-
minister two health care grants,
grants for the Wauchula Hills
wastewater improvements to
connect 80 families to water
and sewer, and obtained grants
for Hardee Lakes Park trails.
The Extension Service pro-
vides information and assis-
tance to 4-H programs for 400
youth, livestock producers, and
homeowners and homemakers
on a variety of topics from beef
and goats, nutrition, summer
camp and preschool issues.
There were 13,300 registered
library card users accessing
information and resources
through the Heartland Library
Cooperative and the over
62,200 books, videos and
DVDs in the local library col-
lection. There were children's
programs for 1,540 children.
The Parks and Recreation de-
partment works on Pioneer Park
Days and events at Hardee
Lakes Park. There are eight
miles of horse trails, five miles
handicapped accessible trails
and five miles of bike trails at
Hardee Lakes Park as well as
fishing piers and a floating
dock.
The Animal Refuge at Pio-
neer Park has foxes, peacocks,
alligators, tortoises, six white-
tailed fawns and otters among
its recent additions. Several
other animals, including bears
and panthers, can be seen along
the 100-foot viewing walkway
the staff maintains.
The county probation office


supervises people placed oh
probation by the misdemeanor
court to allow violators to re-
main in the community and yet
comply with court order. That
office also oversees the com-
munity service ordered by- the
court, which included 3,451
hours worth nearly $23,000 to
the county. Also, $76,500 in
probation fees and $61-2,000 in
court-ordered obligations were
collected.
Other community services in-
clude the Hardee Soil and Water
Conservation District office,
veterans services and funding
for non-profit organizations
such as the health department,
health care task force, Peace
River Center, Hope of Hardee,
Resthaven, Hardee Association
for Retarded Citizens, Tri-
County addictions and indigent
burials.
The county staff also works
closely with the five constitu-
tional officers and their depart-
ments, Sheriff Loran Cogburn,
Tax Collector Zee Smith, Pro-
perty Appraiser Kathy Craw-
ford, Clerk of the Court Hugh
Bradley and Supervisor of
Elections Jeff Ussery.
A copy of the annual report
can be obtained from the bud-
geting office or on the county's
website www.hardeecounty.


The Hardee County Board The Hardee County
of County Commissioners Chamber of Commerce

are proud to present

"Nature FVst 2008Z"
including the 2008 Hardee Lakes Fishing Tournament


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)
a $10-Big Bass per person
(1st Place Only, per lake)
u $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
4H Castaways
Sportfishing Club
and the Florida
Council on Crime
+ Delinquency,
call
Walter Williamson
at 863-773-0766


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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.

The beautiful Hardee Lakes are managed by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
410 17c


Peace River Electric
Cooperative, Inc.
A Touchstone Encrgy Cooperative _
wwNtpreco.org


GLADES
& Electric Cooperative, Inc.
"Neighbors Working for Neighbors"
A Touchstone Energy Cooperative _'_


Charity Golf


Tournament












All funds raised will benefit Hardee County


Sheriff's Department, Wauchula Police

Department, and Hardee County Fire Rescue.




Date: Saturday, April 12th

Time: 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

Location: Torrey Oaks Golf Tournament

Cost: $50 per player or $200 per team
Includes: Lunch


Prizes will be awarded for top players & charity raffle
prize tickets will be available.
Corporate sponsorships are available for Gold, Silver,
and Bronze levels. Corporate prize donations for the
raffle event are encouraged.
For more information or to sign up contact:
Peace River Electric Cooperative, Jeff Cornelius, 863-781-0743
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BUSINESS

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APPEAR

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Contact
Amy Brown or
Nancy Davis
At
773-3255


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