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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 19
3 Sections, 30 Pages
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Thursday, April 17, 2008


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plus 40 sales tax


Armed Robbery Suspect Jailed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An armed robber who
allegedly pointed a sawed-off
shotgun at a convenience-store
clerk and then demanded
money was in the back seat of a
patrol car within minutes.
The Wauchula Police De-
partment arrested Meliton
Aleman, 21, of 605 Sally PI.,
Wauchula, on Saturday morn-
ing, April 5. He was charged


with robbery with a firearm and
grand theft.
Aleman currently remains in
the Hardee County Jail in lieu
of $51,000 cash or surety bond.
His arraignment in Hardee
Circuit Court has been set for
Tuesday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m.
According to Capt. Thomas
Harris, a spokesman for city
police, Aleman walked into the
Stop n' Shop on U.S. 17 and
Bay Street at about 4:30 a.m. A


clerk inside was preparing food
in the store's cooking area at the
time, he said.
The woman saw the man
enter, and that he carried a gun
in one hand, Harris said.
"Give me the money! I want
the money!" the robber alleged-
ly told the clerk.
Harris said the thief followed
the clerk behind the counter at
the front of the store and
grabbed a black metal cash box


from underneath it. He then
fled, heading west behind the
store.
Ofc. Amy Drake received the
call at 4:33 a.m. Hearing dogs
barking along Seventh Avenue
as she neared the scene, she
turned off Bay Street and onto
Seventh Avenue.
There, the captain said, she
spotted a man standing at the
back of a car parked at a house
on Seventh Avenue. The car's


engine was running, and the
man was rummaging through
the trunk, he went on to
describe.
Drake asked the man what he
was doing and why he was out
of breath. She noted he fit the
description of the robbery sus-
pect, and that he appeared
sweaty, excited and nervous.
Deputies with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office and
See JAILED 2A


Pete's: The End Of An Era
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the most well-known businesses in Hardee County is closing next week-
Send.
Miles Judah, who has provided pharmacy services to generations of Hardee
Countians will close Pete's Pharmacy on April 26th.
He's not ending his 35-year career as a pharmacist. He, and many of his
ir i I staff, are moving over to the CVS Pharmacy which is opening April 27 at the
I- corner of Bay Street and U.S. 17. The sign at Pete's will be taken down as he
S leaves,
S' d ." "I've chosen to sell to CVS for several reasons. They have assured me
^--. -that you will continue to receive the same high level of personal and pro-
r fessional service that you have come to expect. The new change will pro-
\ vide you with longer hours, seven days a week.
S- "On Sunday, April 27, 2008, your prescription records will be con-
y "' t "^'S -fidentially transferred to CVS. You will be able to reach CVS with Pete's
S current phone number, 773-4525. I will be joining the CVS staff and I
-am committed to helping make this change as smooth as possible for
S- you," said Judah in ain Ipen letter to his customers.
BACKGROUND
S- t" The name Pete's came from the original owner, Cecil Gordon
Partridge, called Pete by everyone who knew him. A native of
SWoodbury, Ga., he attended the Southern College of Pharmacy in
S Atlanta, and completed his degree at the University of Florida in 1965.
Marrying the former Patricia Kelly, daughter of William "Buck",and
S- Mildred Kelly, Partridge began his work in Wauchula in 1966, where he
worked for William "Bill" Beeson at the oldest Rexall drugstore in Florida.
S When Pinky Reddick left the Palmetto Clinic Pharmacy, Partridge took that
position.
After a couple of years, Partridge decided to build his own building at the
A intersection of Carlton Street and South Florida Avenue, opening it in 1969. He
actually had to open the night before, preparing the first prescription for Mildred
Ferguson White, wife of John White.
2 Wanung to raise their children at Christian Schools, the Partridge family moved
to Lakeland Ironically, now retired and living in Lynchburg, Va., Partridge now works
for the CVS pharmacy in nearby Monroe.
See PETE'S 2A


Crash Claims Man


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A head-on collision early
Sunday took the life of a
Wauchula man.
Ramon Gabriel-Mojica,. 54,
was killed when his 1997
Chevrolet Tahoe was struck by
an approaching vehicle that had
crossed the center line on State
Road 62, the Florida Highway
Patrol said.
The crash occurred at about




Predator
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 25-year-old man who
assaulted a 13-year-old girl has
been classified as a sexual
predator.
Rafael Zambrano, of 1549
First Ave., Arcadia, had been
arrested by the Wauchula Police
Department last fall within an
hour of the incident in a
Wauchula home.
He was charged with lewd
battery, and in plea negotiations
which ultimately spared the vic-
tim the trauma of a trial, he
pleaded to that offense recently
in Hardee Circuit Court and
was sentenced.


4:35 a.m. near Moccasin Lane.
According to a report filed by
corporals Rene Benavidez and
K.A. Benavidez, Gabriel-
Mojica was traveling west on
SR 62 when an eastbound 2003
Buick Century driven by Lionel
Richard Vasquez, 20, of Wau-
chula, rode over the center line
and into his path.
The vehicles collided left
front to left front, the report
See CRASH 3A



Sentenced
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle ordered Zambrano to
See PREDATOR 2A


Zambrano


Relay For Life


This Weekend


FINAL WEEKEND


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Unit of
the American Cancer Society
will.host its biggest fund raiser
of the year this weekend.
Participants will gather at
.Wildcat Stadium this Saturday


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Same period last year 6.63
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INDEX
Classified .....................6B
Courthouse Report.......6C
Community Calendar....2A
Crime Blotter..................7C
Fishing Forecast...........2A
Hardee-Living................2B
Obits ............................. 4A
Roundups....................7A
School Lunch Menus....4C



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and Sunday for the 10th annual
Relay For Life, an 18-hour
marathon walk/run for cash.
Campsites will be set up from
8 to 10:30.a.m. on the first day,
with a survivors registration
and hors d'oevures starting at
11.
The festivities will kick off
Saturday at noon with the pre-
sentation of the U.S. flag by the
Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps, the singing of the nation-
al anthem and an invocation by
Pastor Wendell Smith of Faith
Temple Ministries Church of
God. An opening ceremony and
ribbon- follow.
Runners will be lacing their
tennis shoes during this time as
they prepare for the beginning
of a long night of walking in
memory of cancer victims and
survivors.
Hungry walkers will satisfy
their appetites with lunch start-
ing at 1. The blessing of the
food will be done by
Celebration Church pastor Clint
Hendry. After lunch, gospel
singer George Wilson will
entertain guests, followed by
singer Angel Garza.
Businesses, churches, fami-
lies and others will show off
their decorating skills for the
car show lap starting at 2 p.m.
Teams will decorate both their
campsites and their cars.
A Hardee County favorite,
See RELAY FOR LIFE 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Rising gas prices and other expenses have kept attendance a bit low at the presentation of the nationally known
Passion Play, "The Story Of Jesus." Don't miss the chance to see it In your own back yard on Friday or Saturday, the
final 2008 performances. As seen in above photo, the splendor and colossal biblical scenery Includes about 200 ani-
mals and 250 cast members, old and young. Tickets are $16 for the center sections, and $12 for the side sections
of the huge panoramic at the Cattleman's Arena west of Wauchula. Sign on at www.storyofjesus.com or call 375-4031
for more information.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 17, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEA MAN
Sports Editor v ,



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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RELAY FOR LIFE
Continued From 1A


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The original Pete's Pharmacy opened on South Florida Avenue in 1969 (above photo). In 2004, owner Miles Judah
moved to his new location in the complex on West Carlton Street.


.~~-- .~. .. -


the Stone Yard Band, will enter-
tain guests at 2:30 p.m. Top 5
and Top 3 car-show finalists
will be announced at 3:30, fol-
lowed by a hula-hoop contest.
From 4 to 5 p.m., there will



PREDATOR
Continued From 1A
serve three years on sexual-
offender probation. As part of
the many restrictions of his pro-
bation, Zambrano may have no
contact with any children.
Further, Zambrano was
assessed $495 in fines and court
costs and a $140 fee for use of
the Public Defender's Office.
Zambrano had been jailed
since the date of his arrest,
unable to post the $15,000 cash
or surety bond. He now is
released to the Immigration &
Naturalization Service.
According to Wauchula
Police Chief William Beattie,
Zambrano had gone to the
Wauchula home at around 3
.a.m. on Nov. 3, looking for a
place to sleep.
A woman at the home had
awakened to take some medica-
tion, and heard his knock at the
door. He had stayed at the house
a year earlier, so the woman
allowed him inside to sleep on
the couch.
Within minutes of returning
to her room, however, she heard
another door close and some
tapping sounds, Beattie de-
scribed. She went to investi-
gate, and found Zambrano com-
ing out of the 13-year-old's bed-
room.
The girl came out of her
room, too, crying and saying
Zambrano had jumped on her
and touched her underneath her
clothing.
Police were called, the chief
said.
Zambrano told authorities he
got up from the couch to use the
restroom, but mistakenly went
into the bedroom. He denied
ever touching the child, Beattie
said.







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 and Planning and
Zoning Board joint meeting,
Mosiac Fort Meade Mine
Extension application, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 21
/Zolfo Springs Town
Council, regular meeting,
Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY. APRIL 22
VHardee County Home-
less Coalition, monthly
meeting, Java Cava, 202 W.
Main St., Wauchula, noon.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24
&/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


be a snake race and a three-
legged race. Immediately after
the races will be the Ken Weis
Auction. Items that were donat-
ed by various relay teams
include autographed NFL foot-
balls, NASCAR items, a Swiss
Army watch, tickets to Univer-
sal Studios, two vacation pack-
ages and much more.
Teams will show their abili-
ties at the talent show beginning
at 7 p.m. Following the talent
show at 8:30, survivors, care-
givers, team members and
guests will participate in a cere-
mony for the lighting of the
luminaria.
Cancer survivors will enjoy
the Survivor Dessert Social,
with yummy desserts provided
by the Wauchula Woman's
Club.
Other events for the night in-
clude a disco hour, "Remember
the Lyrics," "Are You Smarter
than the Average Relayer?" a
lip-sync coptesa.the ':Miz Relay
Fashion Show" and a men-only
"Cheerleading Fashion Show."
Teams will be spending the
night at the stadium, although
there will be little to no sleep
for these busy campers. Resi-
dents 18 years and older can
also bring down their camping
gear and spend the night.
Teams will be extremely busy
with all the events going on. In
order to get the much-
acclaimed Coveted Spirit
Award, a team must participate
in every event. Teams will not
only be decorating their camp-
sites, but they also will be deco-
rating a centerpiece for the sur-
vivors reception.
The dawning of Sunday
morning will bring an end to the
annual Relay For Life. A sun-
rise service is open to all teams,
sponsors and folks throughout
the community beginning
bright and early at 5 a.m.
Following the service, there
will be a closing ceremony led
by Ken Smith, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of
.Wauchula.
For the past 10 years, Hardee
County has raised thousands of
dollars for cancer research, edu-
cation, advocacy and patient
services through this popular
event.
This year's goal for Hardee
County is $80,000. So far, more
than $50,000 has been donated
to the American Cancer Society.
More money must be donated
so that Hardee County can
reach its ultimate goal.
For more information about
Relay For Life, visit the Web
sites at www.events.cancerorg-
/RFLhardeeFL or www.Relay-
ForLife.org.
Grab your walking shoes and
join the many folks who will be
celebrating the life of cancer
survivors, remembering the
lives of victims, and walking
for the fight to find a cure.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At a public hearing today
(Thursday), the county will
consider a moratorium on farm-
worker housing applications.
The public hearing is sched-
uled for 8:35 a.m., at the begin-
ning of the meeting of the
Hardee County Commission in
Room 102, Courthouse Annex
I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
Actually, this is the result of a
series of talks about revising
portions of the county Compre-
hensive Plan and Unified De-
velopment Code to be more
consistent in describing where
farmworker housing can be
constructed.
If approved, the moratorium
will be retroactive to Feb. 21,
when commissioners directed
county attorney Ken Evers to
prepare the ordinance creating a
moratorium. It would be effec-
tive for six months, at least until
Aug. 21.
The issue has arisen because
of the application of Davis
Enterprises Inc. to build seven
single-story buildings, each
with two large dormitory-style
bedrooms for 20-25 workers
plus bathrooms and kitchen
facilities. The complex would
be in the center four acres of a
40-acre tract off Crewsville
Road in the greater Sweetwater-
Fish Branch-Crewsville com-


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PETE'S
Continued From 1A


THE MILES JUDAH ERA
Judah is a Wauchula native.
He, and his wife, the former
Suzanne Melendy, were both
born in 1948 in the small hospi-
tal at the intersection of Florida
Avenue and West Main Street.
Delivered by Dr. Miles Collier,
Judah was named for him.
While they were dating dur-
ing his junior year of high
school, Judah and Melendy
were standing in a cucumber
patch, when he declared .his
intention to become a pharma-
cist. He went on to Manatee
Junior College and then the
University of Florida, where he
also attended the School of
Pharmacy and obtained his
degree in 1972.
"Mr. Beeson offered me an
internship, if I would work for
him for three years. And, that's
what I did, completing my six-
months post-graduate intern-
ship and beginning work full-
time.
"In early 1976, Pete Partridge
and I struck up a conversation.
He wanted to sell his pharmacy,
so I bought it Feb. 6, 1976.
Pete's name was known and
easy to remember, so I kept it,"
says Judah.
In late 2002, he planned to


build a new pharmacy east of
the hospital. About the time, the
foundation was laid, Suzanne
learned of her cancer and plans
were put off indefinitely. (She
will pass the five-year remis-
sion mark in June).
Once Suzanne's health was
restored, building was contin-
ued, delayed a bit by the 2004
hurricanes. They were finally
able to move to the new loca-
tion in December, 2004.
'. LOSING G HISTORY.
.Turnrig 60 (hi,.' iyer,''the
Judahs want the opportunity to
step back a bit.
Son Chris, a captain in the
Army's Justice Advocate
General (JAG) near Columbus,
is married to the former Leigh
Willis. They have twin five-
year-olds Alex and Zack.
Visiting them, just eight hours
away, will be at the top of the
time-off priorities. Son Andy is
now a math teacher at Hardee
Senior High and lives in
Sebring.
."Everyone has been so kind
about me making this deci-
sion," said Miles Judah. "We
are so appreciative of this com-
munity," chimed in Suzanne
Judah.
They recall the community


spirit which has always encour-
aged them, especially seen dur-
ing the 2004 hurricanes, when
they were able to reopen the
pharmacy within a day due to a
huge generator the county
brought to them. "That and
when a truck ran into the build-
ing, actually that happened two
different times, were the only
times we were closed during
our usual business hours," said
Judah.
What he doesn't mention' is
the many occasions he has been
called out at odd hours or on
Sunday to fill a prescription
for a sick child. "He would find
it, go get it, make it, whatever
he needed to do," said his wife,
recalling him leaving his bed to
go get supplies at 3 a.m. for a
couple with an imminent home
delivery of their firstborn, a
more common occasion years
ago, or figuring out dosages by
weight for children during the
meningitis scare years ago.
He helped form the Indepen-
dent Pharmacy Association in
Florida and was the first recipi-
ent of its southeastern regional
award. He has been named
pharmacist of the year a couple
of times.
His personal highlight was


being the first recipient of the
Doyle E. Jr. and Mildred
Carlton Community Service
Award in 2006 for "his example
and generosity in making
Hardee County a better place,"
for his personal and profession-
al integrity.
"There's no better place to
live than Hardee County," say
the Judahs.
"I want you to know I appre-
ciate your friendship and I am
hqpored by. your trust in'me as
you" phairmacist. I have truly
enjoyed being part of you and
your family's lives over the
years and appreciate the con-
cern and interest you have
shown my family and me. It has
been a personal and a profes-
sional pleasure to serve you. I
look forward to seeing you at
CVS on Bay Street," conclud-
ed Judah's letter to his cus-
tomers.
And, so the end of a historic
business. According to state
regulations, the pharmacy sign
will come down when it closes
April 26. The building cannot
be used for a pharmacy for sev-
eral years, but is available for
any number of other businesses.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


AGAIN IN LORIDA

'' s* ; jat outsidelast night

The moon was5 shining bright

)uddy and Iwalked around
in j lrida

The houses were lit allaround

tho' inside not a sound.

Peace filled the heart and soul

ven tho' one must go

from lorida

To tarr north from this beautiful land

With citrus fruit andpresents in and

Never to forget this florida and

Where friends take ou in'

And walk hand in hand

in forida.
Cathy McKee
Anna, llinoisI

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munity. ,
The application was denied
by the'county Planning and
*Zoning Board oh a 4-4 vote
with one member abstaining.
An appeal to the commission
was also denied, on a 4-1 vote
with one member abstaining.
The reason for the commission
denial was "an inconsistency
between portions of the land
use plans on Single Family
Detached Dwellings and Farm-
worker Housing descriptions.
The commission plans for a
Series of work sessions on these
issues. At the first one, on
March 14, only representatives
of the citrus industry showed
Sup. None of those who attended
in opposition at the zoning
board or commission appeal
meeting, came to the planning
session. More input from them
is needed if the Comprehensive
and Land Use plan differences
are to be ironed out, say com-
missioners.
Those that want the "tempo-
rary" moratorium lifted may be
out in force in Thursday's meet-
ing. They say affordable hous-
ing is needed in this county and
farmworker housing definitely
fills this need.
Others say it was never
intended that farmworker hous-
ing be any different than the
single family housing in any
rural area.


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months 18; I yr. 31; 2yrs 60
Flonrida
6 months $22; I yr 41. 2 yrs. $79
Out of State
6 months $27; I yr. $49. 2 yrs. $95


Public Hearing Today On


Labor-Camp Moratorium






April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


SSA Visits County Monthly


IP .[ ]mUTheiast


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Do you want a face-to-face
encounter with a Social Secur-
ity Administration representa-
tive?
You can accomplish this
without driving to Sebring. An
SSA representative comes to
the Recreation Building at
Pioneer Park on the second
Thursday of each month. He is
there between 10 and 11:30
a.m. and can be seen without an
appointment. Take the main dri-
veway off SR 64 West and use
the main parking lot adjacent to
the Rec Building.
Those who want to go to the
Sebring office should know that
it has moved. The new location
is 3700 Commercial Drive,
Sebring. Turn off U.S. 27 just
north of Albertson's Shopping
Center. Turning right onto
Doc Sherwood Boulevard, then
turn left onto Commercial
Drive where free parking is
available.
"We look forward to provid-
ing service to the people of


Highlands and Hardee coun-
ties," said Margaret Torres, dis-
trict manager.
She reminds people that most
services of the agency are avail-
able by calling the toll-free
number, 1-800-772-1213 or on-
line at www.socialsecurity.gov.
A person can apply for retire-
ment or disability benefits on-
line, as well as obtain a replace-
ment Medicare card, apply for
extra Medicare help with the
part D premium, or apply for
direct deposit of a check.
By phone, a change in
address or phone number,
replacement Medicare card,
direct deposit or proof of your
benefit amount can be obtained.
Social Security suggests that
the month of May is a good
time to present a good Mother's
Day gift by helping your parent
save as much as $3,600 per year
on the cost of prescription
drugs.
Mothers who have limited
income and resources can get
extra help in paying part of the
monthly premiums, annual


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Obituaries Why You


LENA SCONYERS
Lena Sconyers, 60, of Wau-
chula, died on Tuesday, April
15, 2008 in Lake Placid.
Born in Coffee County, Ala-
bama, on April 11, 1948, she
came to Wauchula 44 years ago.
She was a children's day care
worker, known to her children
as "Miss Lena." She was a
member of Spirit Wind
Tabernacle.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Charles Sconyers, of
Wauchula; a daughter, Leona
Henderson and husband Gary
of Wauchula; a son, Rex
Sconyers and wife Michelle of
Zolfo Springs; three sisters,
Jeanette Smith and husband
Don of Alabama, Hazel Ander-
shin and husband Leroy of
Tampa, and Margaret Criswell
and husband Larry of Wau-
chula; and six grandchildren,
Travis, Ashley, Jessica, Sarah,
Miranda and Jake.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from.6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
Friday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Laurence Williams and
the Rev. Wendell Smith officiat-'
ing. Interment follows at
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Feed The
Children.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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When deciding where to have
their car repaired or ser-viced,
most people choose a repair
shop they trust and one that's
convenient to their home or
work, so they can fit such visits
into their already busy sched-
ules.
Most people assume they will
always be-able to choose where
their cars are repaired, but that
may not always be the case.
Cars are run by computers
and car manufacturers don't
always want to release the com-
puter codes that are required for
anyone to determine what is
wrong with a car, and the neces-
sary information for the shop to
properly complete the repair.
Without these codes, inde-
pendent repair shops may not
be able to compete and car
owners may have to bring their
cars to the dealership, no matter
how far away it is or how much
it costs.
There are nearly 225 million
vehicles in the U.S. and only
21,640 car dealerships. In addi-
tion, there are 132,000 busi-
nesses that repair cars for a liv-
ing. Without access to the com-
puter codes they need, such
repair shops would eventually
be forced out of business
because there will be fewer and
fewer repairs on an automobile
that they can fix.
Some members of Congress
understand the implications of
this problem and are working to


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pass the Motor Vehicle Owners
Right To Repair Act.
The bill would require the car
companies to share the same
information and tools with
independent repair shops that
they provide car dealers, while
protecting the car companies'
trade secrets.
If the thought of only being
able to take your car to a dealer-
ship causes concern, you may
want to discuss this proposed
legislation with your elected
officials.
Lobbyists for large car com-
panies and new car dealers have
been very vocal about how this
bill would affect them. Last
year, the act had 100 Congres-
sional supporters, but Congress
did not pass the bill before it
adjourned.
"If the driving public does not
speak up, they may lose the
right to choose where to have
their vehicles serviced and
repaired," said Kathleen
Schmatz, president and CEO of
the Automotive Aftermarket
Industry Association. "Some-
thing as simple as sending a let-
ter to one's Congressional rep-
resentatives would have great
impact."
For more information on this
bill, known as the Right to
Repair legislation, visit www.-
righttorepair.org. At the site,
people can send a message to
their representatives supporting
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officers with the Bowling
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said. Both spun counter-clock-
wise from the impact.
Gabriel-Mojica's sport utility
vehicle went off onto the shoul-
der and down an embankment,
striking a concrete power pole,
the FHP said.
He was transported to South
Bay Hospital, where he died,
becoming the fifth fatality on
Hardee County roadways so far
this year.
Vasquez suffered serious
injuries in the wreck, and was
taken to Florida Hospital Wau-
chula, as were two passengers
with minor injuries, Norma
Linda Gonzalez, 34, and Omar
Gonzalez, 2, both of Wimauma.
Charges in the crash are
pending, the FHP said.


Harris noted.
Gloves and a black hood
were seen on the front seat of
his car, and a gun in the trunk,
Harris alleged. Further, the
owners of the residence said
they did not know who owned
the vehicle parked in their yard
nor did they know Aleman.
Questioned at the police sta-
tion by Lt. Dave Stimson,
Aleman reportedly admitted to
the crime and told officers
where the money could be
found.
Harris said he and Drake
retrieved the cash from under
some five-gallon buckets out-
side the house. The shotgun,
too, was later found, leaning up
against the house. Harris noted
that the gun in the trunk had
been a BB-gun.
As he was being booked into
the Hardee County Jail, Aleman
allegedly told a jailer that he
had never intended to harm
anyone and that the shotgun
was unloaded, Harris reported.
The captain said the money


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was documented and pho-
tographed and then returned to
the store. The guns were seized
as evidence.
Store owner Jay Ali said no
one was injured in the robbery,
and that the store was up and
running again by 6:30 that
morning.
He praised all the law
enforcement agencies involved
for their quick response, and
especially the Wauchula Police
Department for the fast arrest
and return of the stolen money.
"We have good surveillance
cameras, and they did a good
job in identifying the suspect,"
Ali said. "Nobody was hurt and
the money was returned. It
turned out good.
"They took a bad situation
and made a good ending. They
had a suspect apprehended in
two minutes. They took a bad
person off the streets," he con-
tinued.
"It shook people up, but
everything turned out well," Ali
concluded.


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RAMON
GABRIEL-MOJICA
Ramor Gabriel-Mojica, 54,
of Wauchula, died on Sunday,
April 13, 2008.
Born Sept. 15, 1953 in Guer-
rero, Mexico, he came to Wau-
chula 25 years ago. He was a
citrus worker.
Survivors include his wife of
34 years, Angela Gabriel; three
sons, Rufino Gabriel, Julio
Gabriel and Ramon Gabriel Jr.;
four daughters, Rosa Gabriel;
Elvia Gabriel, Norma Gabriel
and Ruby Gabriel; a brother,
Avelardo Gabriel; three sisters,
Candida Gabriel, Rosa Compos
and Letiticia Compos; and 12
grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Services are today (Thursday)
at 11 a.m. at the funeral home,
followed by interment in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
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JERALD JOHN
STORY
Jerald John Story, 62, of
Sebring, died Saturday, April
12, 2008, at Avon Park.
Born in Bartow on Oct. 18,
1945, he grew up and lived in
Hardee County most of his
life. He was a rancher, pro-
fessional fishing guide, and
owned and operated Jerald's
Market with his wife Gayle.
He was most recently a long
distance trucker with Gayle.
When not on the road, they
spent time at home in their
pre-retirement retreat on
Arbuckle Creek. He was a
member of Faith Presbyterian
Church.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Donald John
Story and Oneta Tillett Story.
Survivors include his wife
of 44 years, Gayle Keene
Story; two daughters,
Stephanie Story Mills and
husband Terry, and Shannon
Story Gause, all of Avon
Park; a son, Donald McCoy
"Mack" Story of Bradenton;
two brothers, Adell Lee Story
and wife Paulette of Wau-
chula, and Jimmy Wylie
Story of St. Petersburg; two
granddaughters, Patti Gayle
Gause and Cheyenne Dawn
Mills; a great-grandson,
Westen Lane Gause; and
many nieces, nephews and
other loving family.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were
Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the
funeral home with Dennis
Jones and the Rev. Bill
Breylinger officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Paynes
Creek Cemetery.



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JERALD JOHN STORY
Jerald John Story, 62, of
Sebring, died Saturday, April
12, 2008, at Avon Park.
Born in Barrow on Oct. 18,
1945, he grew up and lived in
Hardee County most of his life.
He was a rancher, professional
fishing guide, and owned and
operated Jerald's Market with
his wife Gayle. He was most
recently a long distance trucker
with Gayle. When not on the
road, they spent time at home in
their pre-retirement retreat on
Arbuckle Creek. He was a
member of Faith Presbyterian
Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Donald John Story
and Oneta Tillett Story.
Survivors include his wife of
44 years, Gayle Keene Story;
two daughters, Stephanie Story
Mills and husband Terry, and
Shannon Story Gause, all of
Avon Park; a son, Donald
McCoy "Mack" Story of
Bradenton; two brothers, Adell
Lee Story and wife Paulette of
Wauchula, and Jimmy Wylie
Story of St. Petersburg; two
granddaughters, Patti Gayle
Gause and Cheyenne Dawn
Mills; a great-grandson, Westen
Lane Gause; and many nieces
and nephews.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Tuesday at 2 p.m.
at the funeral home with Dennis
Jones and the Rev. Bill
Breylinger officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Paynes Creek
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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FRANCES ELLEN COUCH
Frances Ellen Couch, 90, of
Wauchula, died Monday, April
14, 2008, at her home..
Born in Brisbane, Australia
on Nov. 3, 1917, she came to
Hardee County from Tampa
four years ago. She was a
homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Elmer K. Couch;
and a son David Couch.
Survivors include six sons,
Elmer and wife Nancy, Robert
and wife Joyce, Norman and
wife Sandra, John and wife
Eisile, Harold, and Brian and
wife Cheryl; a brother, Bernard
Wilson of Brisbane, Australia;
27 grandchildren; 34 great-
grandchildren; and eight great-
great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are pend-
ing and will be followed with
interment in Arlington Mem-
orial Cemetery in Washington,
D.C.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


BETTY J. HOWARD
Betty J. Howard, 76, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, April
10, 2008, at home.
Born in Arcadia, on Oct. 21,
1931, she came to Hardee
County from Punta Gorda 20
years ago.'She was an office
worker in a correctional institu-
tion.
Survivors include a daughter,
Linda Anderson and husband
Rick of Wauchula; and a grand-
son, Justin Anderson.
There are no services sched-
uled.
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Funeral Home
Wauchula


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Betty J. Howard, 76, of
Wauchula, died Thursday,
April 10, 2008, at home.
Born in Arcadia, on Oct.
21, 1931, she came to Hardee
County from Punta Gorda 20
years ago. She was an office
worker in a correctional insti-
tution.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Linda Anderson and hus-
band Rick of Wauchula; and
a grandson, Justin Anderson.
There are no services
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RAMON GABRIEL-
MOJICA
Ramon Gabriel-Mojica,
54, of Wauchula, died on
Sunday, April 13, 2008.
Born Sept. 15, 1953 in
Guerrero, Mexico, he came
to Wauchula 25 years ago. He
was a citrus worker.
Survivors include his wife
of 34 years, Angela Gabriel;
three sons, Rufino Gabriel,
Julio Gabriel and Ramon
Gabriel Jr.; four daughters,
Rosa Gabriel, Elvia Gabriel,
Norma Gabriel and Ruby
Gabriel; a brother, Avelardo
Gabriel; three sisters, Candi-


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It all boiled down to commu-
nication issues.
More than an hour's discus-
sion at last week's County
Commission planning session
concerned complaints with the
county building and zoning
office.
Listed first on the agenda as
"Discussion of the Operation of
the Building and Permitting
Department," the item brought
more than a dozen builders and
realtors to the meeting.
Commissioner Gordon
Norris said he had asked for it
to be an agenda item because of
the recurring problems he kept
getting phone calls about. He
asked Gene Padgett, building
official and Nick Staszko, plan-
ning and development director
to respond to some of the com-
plaints.
First up was a problem with a
man not getting approval for the
trusses on his home. Padgett
explained the oversized beams
in the engineering drawing
were not installed. The trusses
were made low load bearing
and there were no columns and
beams to support the gable
weight.
The problem, however,
turned out be communicating
this to the builder while he went
on building. "This is probably a
poster child of miscommunica-
tion, probably due to shortcom-
ings or shortage of staff," said
County Manager Lex Albritton.
"But compliance with codes,
often state mandated, is essen-
tial," he said. The vertical


columns were changed to free
standing trusses without
approval, he said.
Builder Grady Johnson then
told of his problems in con-
structing a two-story home here
for his family. A former Port
Charlotte official, he said he
was familiar with requirements
and wanted to have everything
just right according to code.
The problem came when he was
told he had to have an appoint-
ment to meet with the building
inspector. He made the appoint-
ment and he and his wife alter-
nated sitting out at the gate for
several hours, but no one came
and no one called to say they
weren't. When he asked about
it, he was told they would call
him but over three months went
by without a call.
Johnson said the stress level
of office staff was increased
because they have to answer for
the "indiscretion" of their boss-
es (in not returning calls, etc.).
"I will not be held hostage by
the Building Department. It's
above and beyond code issues.
There's just no common sense.
It's a lot of bureaucratic non-
sense, ego standing in the way.
They should make it simple and
easy, but they make it as com-
plicated as possible.
"In a county this size, some-
one should be able to go in and
talk to someone. They don't sit
in the front office any more,
you can't find them. These
office people deserve better
treatment," said Johnson. "You
should be able to walk in and be
welcome," he concluded, as
audience members clapped
their approval.
"You've got to remember that
we're short-staffed. The build-
ing officials do not sit in the
office, they're out and about. As
soon as we get a building
inspector, which we hope to
hire shortly, it will be better. We
can't ignore compliance
issues," said Albritton.


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LAVATA M. PRINE
Lavata M. Prine, 75, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, April 13,
2008 at Widgewood of Winter
Haven Care Center.
Born to Taylor and Bertha
Hunter on Jan. 17, 1933, she
was a lifelong resident of Fort
Meade. She worked as a book-
keeper for Swift & Co. and also
for Hope Of Hardee. She was a
member of First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 55 years, Thomas N.
Prine of Fort Meade; three sons,
Richard Prine of Fort Meade,
David Prine and wife Rhonda
of Winter Haven, and Michael
Prine and wife Sharon of
Highland City; two sisters, Ann
Card of St. Cloud, and Loretta
Rewis of Fort Pierce; and four
grandsons, Christopher Prine,
,Justin Prine, Jacob Prine and
Isaiah Prine.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Wed-
nesday at the First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade with the
Rev..Kenny Slay officiating;,
Interment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Four simple service tips can
help keep your lawn mower a
cut above the rest.
Lawn mower owners who
properly care for their machines
can potentially save hundreds
of dollars and increase the pro-
ductivity of their mowers.
"Time and time again, I see
people who were trying to
pinch pennies by skipping basic
maintenance or purchasing
cheap parts end up having to
buy a replacement engine for
their mower," said Paul Jurgens,
Director of Customer Service
for Exmark. "Most of the time,
it can be avoided."
Four tips:
1. Lawn mower owners
should clean their units as often
as possible, but minimize the
use of water. Water and deter-
gents can lead to corrosion
problems. For example, if water
sits on a bearing seal or an elec-
trical connection, it can do more
harm than good. Exmark rec-
ommends using compressed air
or blowers as much as possible.
If water is used to clean the
mower, users need to grease
and lubricate the unit afterward.
2. Users should sharpen
blades and replace any dam-
aged blades every eight to 10


hours of use. A dull blade
increases the load on the
mower's belts, bearings and
engine. An, unbalanced blade
canocause vibrations and stress
to the cutting deck. Blade-bal-
ancing tools are inexpensive
and readily available. Exmark
recommends keeping an extra
set of sharp, balanced blades on
hand.
3. Lawn mower owners
should use the oil recommend-
ed by the mower's engine man-
ufacturer. Many engine manu-
facturers suggest a certain
weight of oil, and it may depend
on the time of year. This can
make a big difference in oil
consumption, as well as in the
proper lubrication of the
engine. In addition, most engine
manufacturers do not recom-
mend the use of synthetic oils.
The proper petroleum-based oil
lubricates the engine adequate-
ly.
4. Users should mark the
date on their gas cans when
they fill up. Oxygenated fuels
(fuels containing alcohol blends
or MTBE [methyl tertiary butyl
ether]) have a shelf life of 30
days. The fuel will then begin to
separate and can cause engine
damage.


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that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
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Staszko said customer service
is important. "We know we
need an open-door policy. If
either Gene or I am in, if'we're
available, we'll take the time to
see someone. We have 30 days
to review and approve plans,
but we're not interested in tak-
ing that long, we want to be
able to do them as quickly as
possible."
Benny Hash, president of the
county builder's association of
55 members, said the problems
have been on-going. Builders
didn't have trouble with the for-
mer building official.
"It's a festering sore. It
should be government of the
people and for the people. They
need to leave the building offi-
cial alone to do his job. The
problem is not with Gene
(Padgett), it's with the bureau-
cracy; he doesn't need someone
over his shoulder. The girls in
the office do a great job. But the
attitude is 'we know what's best
for you.' This sore needs major
surgery.
'Believe it or not, we can
walk and chew gum. We know a
lot about rules and regulations.
That's not the problem. It's the
attitudes," he concluded, again
to clapping.
Commissioners asked the
builders to put their concerns in
writing. "We understand you've
elected us and want things to
change. If they don't change in
90 days, we'll do this again.
Hardee County has to be friend-
ly, we understand that and it's
our hearts' desire," said
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson (no relation to Grady
Johnson).
The commission went 9n to
get a midyear financial report
from Janice Williamson, direc-
tor of finance, and to discuss
projections for the 2008-09
budget, wanting guidelines on
preparing it for the budget
workshops typically held in
July.


FRANCES ELLEN
COUCH
Frances Ellen Couch, 90,
of Wauchula, died Monday,
April 14, 2008, at her home.
Born in Brisbane, Austra-
lia on Nov. 3, 1917, she came
to Hardee County from
Tampa four years ago. She
was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Elmer K.
Couch; and a son David
Couch.
Survivors include six sons,
Elmer and wife Nancy,
Robert and wife Joyce,
Norman and wife Sandra,
John and wife Eisile, Harold,
and Brian and wife Cheryl; a
brother, Bernard Wilson of
Brisbane, Australia; 27
grandchildren; 34 great-
grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are
pending and will be followed
with interment in Arlington
Memorial Cemetery in Wash-
ington, D.C.



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I Kelly's Column
By Jim

Connie Rowe of Wauchula wants to thank Bodiford Ministries
for recently ministering to River Chase and Forest Glade apart-
ments during the Easter season.
"We all, young and old, were blessed spiritually and fed phys-
ically and also had a great time. Mequette Jackson sang a great
anointed song "How Great Thou Art" and other Christian songs.
We had hot dogs, chips, candy give-aways, little Noah's Ark
Bibles, doves and Bible necklaces, and other Christian literature.
"Rev. Ervin Bodiford read scriptures and gave the message.
Bodiford Ministries has services at the Woman's Club at Palmetto
St. and 8th Ave. at 11 a.m. Sundays"
Confederate Memorial Day will be celebrated Saturday, April
26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wauchula Cemetery.
A Walk For Life 2008 to benefit the Orange Blossom
Pregnancy Care Centers will be held Saturday, April 26, at First
Baptist of Wauchula and at Highlands Hammock State Park. On
site registration begins at 7 a.m., and the walk is from 8 a.m. to 10
p.m. For more information call 863-453-0307.
Wilbur Robertson and family will present the annual Music at
the Melon Barn Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. There will be free hot
dogs, hamburgers, chips, desserts and plenty of singing and enter-
tainment. This is free to the public as their family says thank you
to Hardee County.
There will be a new and improved patriotic theme as well. To
get to the barn, go out Hwy. 66 east from Zolfo Springs, cross
Charlie Creek and go right at the second hard road (Johnston
Road). It will be on the right hand side. There is an ad elsewhere in
this issue.
The big annual Relay For Life sponsored by the American
Cancer Society is this weekend. See elsewhere for details. Cancer
touches many families and lives.
Janet Gilliard, county director of community development and
general services, spoke to the Wauchula Lions Club on March 12.
She said there is federal and state grant money available for new
homes for low and moderate income levels and also for improve-
ments to existing homes, such as electrical, plumbing and roofing.
She said Hurricane Charley in 2004 destroyed 1,500 homes in
the county, reducing the home levels in the county to 6,000. "Since
then we have replaced 110 homes."
The Mennonites worked in the county for 18 months to pro-
vide free labor to build and repair homes, with materials paid for
by grants. Gilliard said the county still has a lot of grant money
available for homes.
Jay Clark, president of Florida Citrus Mutual, announced
recently that the current market for valencia oranges is $1.25 a
pound solids, which is less than last year but ahead of prices sev-
eral years ago.
Florida growers are being hit with higher costs such as fuel,
fertilizer and pesticides.
Meanwhile, orange juice sales by volume are down some due
to higher retail prices and a softening economy.
Annie Brown, an excellent cook for the Wauchula Lions Club,
passed away recently. She was known for good country cooking.
The Iraq War last month entered its sixth year. The U.S. death
toll over there recently passed the 4,000 mark.
The Bush administration originally predicted the operation
would be fairly swift and cost $50 to $60 billion. The cost to date
has been at least $600 billion, with many thousands of injuries and
many deaths of Iraqi citizens.
SI hope the situation will have a good outcome and offer no
clear answers. Meanwhile fuel prices have increased dramatically
in the last several years.
Deposing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was accomplished
but no weapons of mass destruction were found. The mission now
is freedom and democracy in Iraq and stability in the Middle East.
I hope our leaders and world leaders can create a successful out-
come, whatever that may be.
There is an important U.S. presidential election coming up in
November. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the apparent Republican
nominee, is a former prisoner of war and says we must continue
our mission there until success is achieved.
Democrat Barack Obama, the Illinois senator who lacks a lot
of experience, voted against the use of U.S. military force against
Iraq. Democrat Hillary Clinton, a New York senator, has more
experience and voted for U.S. military force but wishes now she
had not, noting some of the pre-war intelligence was false. Both
want an end to the war.
Bob Graham, Florida senator at the time of the 2002 vote, cast
his ballot against giving Presidential Bush authorization of military
force. He was on the Senate Foreign/Intelligence Committee and
had some key insights.
No doubt some Iraqis look at American soldiers as a foreign
military occupying force. Our mission now is to help build a strong
Iraqi government that can handle the country's affairs and satisfy
the different groups involved Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. I hope
the effort is successful soon.
A less than perfect scenario in New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer
resigns after spending thousands of dollars on prostitution services.
The new governor, David Patterson, was soon forced to admit to
several affairs when his marriage went through a rough patch. The
couple went through counseling and built a strong marriage and
family, he said.
"We dealt with it as a family. A marriage has peaks and val-
leys. No marriage is perfect. I think we have a marriage like many
Americans, maybe even like many of you. Elected officials are
really just reflections of the people we represent," he was quoted at
a news conference.
The divorce rate is high in America, with about half of mar-
riages ending in dissolution.
State Rep. Baxter Troutman has said he may run for state com-
missioner of agriculture in 2010. He will seek re-election as state
representative in 2008.
Troutman recently got engaged, asking his sweetheart to marry
him before a session of the legislature. He represents Hardee
County.

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Dixie AAA Ball Finishes Season


COURTESY PHOTOS
Running the bases for the Hardee Fire-Rescue Red Sox this season were (kneeling,
from left) Augustine Morales, Isaac Flores, Juan Martinez, Conner Crawford, Keith
Choate and Kyle Choate; (middle row) Marcus Battles, Adam Ramirez, William
McClelland, Fabian Rodriguez and Christopher Hull; (back row) coaches Jose Flores,
Justin Battles and Michael Choate.


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Scoring for the Jack See Construction Athletics were (kneeling, from left) Michael
Mimbs, Armando Cardenas, Wyatt Ziglar, Aaron Delatorre and Omar Alamia; (middle
row) Dakota Altman, Jhett See, Marco Briones, Austin Altman and Ryan Moore; (back
row) coaches Walt Altman, Jack See and Raul Alamia.

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Coming home for the CF Industries White Sox were (front row, from left) Austin Garcia,
Cesar Fimbres, Kole Robertson, Hunter Bryant, Frankie Coronado and Jordan Rogers;
(center row) Cierra Lee, Alex Rodriguez, Tanor Durden, Kyler Caskey and Carlos
Camacho; (back row) coaches Brian Smith, James Blum, Todd Durden and Todd
Rogers.


Doing the job for the KMW Photography Devil Rays were (seated, from left) Joseph
Crawford and Brandon Franks; (second row) Jordan Rogers, Larrett Smith, Dalton
Bryant, Thomas Atchley and Adam Salas; (third row) Sherry Lee, Travis Waters, Ty
Trammell, Blake Vermilye, Russell Weems and Dalton Tubbs; fourthh row) coaches Dale
Crawford, Keith Weems and Alan Tubbs.


Catching the ball for the number one Vols Cubs were (first row, from left) Jackson
Starratt, Jimmy Lane, Quentin Sanchez, Josef Crosby, Johnnie Brown, Hunter Scranton
and Boone Paris; (middle row) Brandon Young, Danny Owens, Hayden Lindsey, Kyle
Hewett, Aaron Harrison and Kimberly Derringer; (back row) coaches Gerry Lindsey,
Kenny Hewett and Paul Paris.


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Albritton, Parker Carlton, Armando Garcia, Daniel Sambrano, Cade Roberts and Bryon
Kilpatrick; (middle row) Tucker Albritton, Cody Cumbee, Wyatt Montgomery, Justin
Turner, Seth McGee and Dylan Salas; (back row) coaches Joe Albritton, Dale Carlton,
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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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008 CP 000028
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT L. NIST
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
ALBERT L. NIST, deceased, File
Number 252008 CP 000028 by the
Circuit Court for HARDEE County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 417 W. Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida, 33873;
that the decedent's date of death
was February 24, 2008; that the
total value of the estate is
$24,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
Name: SUZANNE A. HALL
Address: 618 Tyson
Terrace
Venice, FL 34285
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and person having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 17, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
SUZANNE A. HALL
618 Tyson Terrace
Venice, Florida 34285
Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
Annelle Z.P. Ross
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 351
Venice, FL 34285


Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: (941) 480-9277
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT I
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR(
OF THE STATE OF FLOOR
AND FOR HARDEE COI
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP00
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M., M. DOB: 05/24/200(
G., S. DOB: 05/12/1991

CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTIC
HEARING ON PETITION
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA T
ANTHONY MOLINA
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO
that a Petition under oa
been filed in the above
Court for the permanent c
ment of S.G., a female chi
on May 12, 1998, to Krist
formerly known as Kristi
and Kristi Garland, for subs
adoption and you are
COMMANDED to be and
before the HONORABLE
J. Ezelle at 10:30 A.M o
29,2008, for this hearing
HARDEE COUNTY C
HOUSE, Juvenile Divisio
West Main Street, Third
Courtroom A, Wauchula,
33873.
YOUR FAILURE TO APP
PERSON WILL BF TREATED
CONSENT TO THE TERMII


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THE CHILD AS NAMED I
PETITION FOR TERMINAL
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SENT YOU IN THIS MAT
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In accordance with the Am
with Disabilities Act, perso
disabilities needing a
accommodation to partici
this proceeding should
the Dept. of Children & Fa
Legal Department, 1014 Sc
Ave., Wauchula, FL
Telephone (863) 773-9746,
than seven days prior to t
ceeding. If hearing im
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Relay Service.

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Relay Walk
Next Saturday
There are two locations for
this year's Walk For Life
2008, which benefits Orange
Blossom Pregnancy Care
Centers that serve residents
of both Highlands and Hard-
ee counties.
One walk will be at
Highlands Hammock State
Park and the other at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
Registration begins at 7 a.mi.
and the walk is from 8 to 10
a.m.
To pre-register, complete a
sponsor form or for more in-
formation, call 863-453-0307
or visit www.obpcc.org.

Pick Up Fair
Art Displays
Everyone who provided art
for the Hardee County Fair
should pick up their work as
soon as possible.
Go to the First National
Bank, 406 N. Sixth Ave.
(U.S. 17 South), Wauchula,
during bank hours and ask
for Debbie Gulliver. For
questions, call 773-4136 ext.
228.

Diabetes Class
Coming Up
Residents who are diabet-
ic or pre-diabetic can sign up
for free diabetes education
and wellness classes. The
two-day session is available
next Tuesday and Wednes-
day, April 23-24.
Classes, in both English
and Spanish, are from 5 to 8
p.m. at the Hardee County
Health Department, 115
K.D. Revell Road (off U.S.
17 North), Wauchula. To reg-
ister, or for more information,
call 773-4161, ext. 217.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-540-25
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.


TONY ROGERS; UNKNOWN
4:17-24c SPOUSE OF TONY ROGERS; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
OF THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
CUIT DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
IDA, IN AND IF DECEASED,
UNTY THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
N HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
)0148 ASSIGNEES CREDITORS,
LIENORS AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
0 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
8 UNDER OR AGAINST THE
/ NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
E OF Defendant(s).
LFOR
S NOTICE OF SALE
r: Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, in the
)TIFIED Circuit Court of Hardee County,
ath has Florida, I will sell the property sit-
c styled uate in Hardee County, Florida,
commit- described as:
Id, born
1 Miller, Lot 1, Long Road Estates, a
Molina subdivision of part of the
sequent East 1/2 of the Northeast
hereby 1/4 and the Northwest 1/4
appear of the Northeast 1/4 of
Marcus Section 33, Township 34
on May South, Range 23 East,
at the Hardee County, Florida,
COURT- according to the plat there-
nn, 417 of, as recorded In Plat
Floor, Book B-1, Page 4, of the
Florida Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida
A/K/A
)EAR IN XXX Long Rd
D AS A Ona, FL 33865
NATION
ID YOU at public sale, to the highest and
SE ALL best bidder, for cash, At the North
ENT TO Front Door in Hardee County
IN THE Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
ION OF STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 at
11:00 a.m., on April 30, 2008.
HT TO DATED THIS 9th DAY OF APRIL,
REPRE- 2008.
TER. IF
D AN Any person claiming an interest
E PRE- in the surplus from the sale, if any, \
AT THE other than the property owner as
ORNEY of the date of the lis pendens,
NE. must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
ericans Witness, my hand and seal of
ns with this court on the 10 day of April,
special 2008.
pate in
contact CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
amilies- By Connie Coker
'uth 6th Deputy Clerk
33873,
no later In accordance with the American
he pro- with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
paired, sons needing a special accommo-
r Voice dation to participate In this pro-
Florida ceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings.
CLERK If hearing impaired, please call
mmons (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
SClerk955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
ylk Service.
4:17-5:8c 4:17-24c


WEATHER SUMMARY
Warm temperatures and scattered showers were welcomed by
most farmers, contributing to a great week for field activities.
Precipitation of less than half an inch was scattered throughout the
State and increased soil moisture in some areas. Low temperatures
in the major cities were in the 50s, 60s, and 70s; high temperatures
in the 70s and 80s. Daytime lows across the State were in the 40s,
50s, and 60s; highs were in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
FIELD CROPS
The potato harvest began in the Hastings area. The cool, dry
weather in late spring gave a boost to winter wheat in Leon County.
Washington County reported corn planting near completion, but
some major producers were waiting on changes in soil moisture.
Soil moisture was mostly adequate in the Panhandle and southern
Peninsula and short in the Big Bend. The central Peninsula had
mostly short topsoil moisture and adequate subsoil moisture.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
_ week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 1 3 48 1 4 52
Short 18 19 40 22 18 38
Adequate 76 74 12 76 76 10
Surplus 5 4 0 1 2 0
VEGETABLES
Planting was winding down in areas of the Panhandle while
harvesting of spring crops began in areas of the southern Peninsula.
Growers in the Fort Myers area harvested collards, peppers, cab-
bage, and kale. Light volumes of watermelon were harvested in
Immokalee. Hillsborough County reported the end of the strawber-
ry season due to the weather, but Alachua and Bradford counties
continued, to harvest. Beans, sweet corn, radishes, squash, celery,
cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, and escarole moved through the
market.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Unseasonably cool
temperatures slowed forage growth in much of the area. The con-
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 10
Poor 10 15 10 20
Fair 50 40 45 35
Good 35 40 38 30
Excellent 0 0 2 5


Bowling Green
Center Hill
College Hil
Lake Dale
Lly/Limestone
Lemon Grove


edition of the cattle was mostly fair to good. In central areas, pasture
and cattle conditions were poor to good. In the southwestern areas,
pasture was very poor to excellent with most in good condition.
Pastures showed improved condition due to recent rains, with some
localized field flooding. Statewide, cattle condition was very poor
to good with most in fair condition.
CITRUS
Citrus producing counties had continued warm weather all
week. Highs were in the lower to mid-80s on most days. Moderate
rainfall was recorded in Ft. Pierce and Immokalee, totaling less
than a half an inch for the week. Other areas had no significant
rainfall. Growers were putting final applications of pesticides, fer-
tilizing, hedging, and topping behind harvest and conducting
young tree care. Some caretakers were chopping and mowing
cover crops prior to and after harvest. As a result of recent rainfall,
canals and lakes were carrying ample water needed for irrigation.
The bloom period was about over for the season. Early oranges and
grapefruit were forming small pea-size fruit, while late oranges
were dropping the last of their bloom. Valencia harvest, at over six
million boxes again this week, was in full swing. A large majority
of the remaining white grapefruit this season will be marketed as
processed. Honey Tangerines, typically a fruit grown for the fresh
fruit market, were being processed at a higher rate than normal.
Varieties harvested included Valencia oranges, small amounts of
Temple oranges, grapefruit, and Honey tangerines.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Mar 30 Apr06 Apr 13
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 78 7 0
Navel oranges 2 2 1
Temples 90 53 4
Valencia oranges 5,272 6,151 6,203
Grapefruit 1,326 1,245 1,072
Honey tangerines 213 196 132
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S"Automobile accident injuries, heart attacks, near drownings, unscheduled childbirths,
poisonings, and gunshot wounds all demand urgent medical attention" (Mums,
1998). Emergency medical technicians (EMT's) provide such emergency care
while on the scene. They..... "may open airways, restore breathing, control
bleeding, treat for shock, administer oxygen, immobilize fractures, bandage
wounds, assist in childbirth, manage emotion-
ally disturbed patients, treat and assist heart
attack victims, give initial care to poison
and burn victims, and use automated external
e c defibrillators to assist in the care of patients -
experiencing cardiac arrest" (Mums, 1998).


In many cases, a sheriff's deputy is the first responder at a scene charged with the
responsibility of assessment and notification of other emergency service
agencies. Therefore, it is imperative that we have properly trained personnel
managing the scene. I believe that all emergency service agencies must work
together for the safety of the people in which they serve. As your sheriff, I will
start an Emergency Medical Technician / Medical First Responder Program in 'W
cooperation with the Hardee County Fire Rescue Department. This new
program will provide the citizens of Hardee County with an additional safety
net of trained professionals.


I will have some deputies on patrol licensed as EMT's or Medical First Responders that will work in partnership with local
Fire and EMS departments. These deputies will be able to respond ahead of the ambulance to provide basic services that
will allow the responding EMS crews to quickly evaluate & transport a patient upon arriving to the scene. Deputies that
elect to participate in this program will enjoy a bonus in pay as well as being better prepared to respond in the time of
need. They will be assigned to both the law enforcement and corrections divisions of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office.


The citizens of Hardee County could benefit from having sworn deputies with EMT training. When medical calls for
service occur I want you to have the fastest response time possible by a trained and licensed medical professional. The
uniform of the first responder should not delay necessary medical treatment from being rendered!


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LOCKS OF LOVE
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Haley Canary, a first grade student at North Wauchula Elementary School, recently had
her hair cut and donated to Locks Of Love to make wigs for cancer patients. This was
in recognition of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Saturday, April 19, at
Wildcat Stadium in Wauchula. She is the daughter of Darin and Jen Canary of
Wauchula.


Letter.To The Editor

Confederate Memorial Day To

Be Celebrated Here April 26


Dear Editor:
If you were to ask your
grandfather about Confederate
Memorial Day, he might tell
you a story from the past when
children grew up to be proud of
their ancestors and were taught
American History in school. He
might tell you about the time
schoolboys and girls walked in
the Confederate Memorial Day
Parade with the veterans.
Once upon a time schools
and merchants closed their
doors for Confederate Memor-
ial Day and many thousands
would gather at the local ceme-
tery for a day of speeches,
singing and remembrance of the
brave soldiers buried there. Old
veterans saluted as children lay
flowers on heroes' graves. The
people stood up reverently as
the band" played "Dixie."
Calvin Johnson remembers
these times.
In the state of Florida, Con-
federate Memorial Day on April
26, is a legal holiday. This year
here in Hardee County, the Gen.
Tyiggs SCV Camp No. 1462
and thePeace River UDC No.
F.


2516 will remember this day
with a ceremony. This will be in
the center of the Wauchula
Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Satur-
day, April 26.
There will be a roll call of
honor for all the veterans buried
in Hardee County. These early
settlers made this area a great
place to live.
.If you have a Confederate
ancestor buried in this county or

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anywhere else, we would be
delighted for you to join us as
we honor them. Please bring a
chair if you need to sit. For
more info, please call
Commander Arthur at 863-
494-7725.
Thank You,.
Leon Arthur, Commander
Gen. David E. Twiggs
SCV Camp No. 1462
Wauchula


A cheerful friend is like a
sunny day, which sheds its
brightness on all around.
-John Lubbock
A friend is a person with
whom I may be sincere.
Before him, I may think
aloud.
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great time to consider doing so with money that you did not expect.
Remember that you can also use Form 8888 to split your tax refund
and take some of those funds and add to your savings as well.
Purchase something that you need. Whether this is a part
'for your car or something for your home, using this rebate to buy
something you need may allow you to later use your regular
.income to buy something you want. But remember to always take
care of your needs before your wants!
Purchase something the whole family wants. Assuming you
don't need to do any of the above, buy something the entire fami-
ly would like to have. Consider using it to take a mini-vacation,
even if just for a day to spend some quality time with loved ones.
This is something we often feel we cannot afford to do with just our
regular cash flows, so this may be an incentive to invest in your
family.
Your Best Bet: Put some of your tax refund toward financial
security by paying off debt, planning for the year ahead, and set-
ting money aside for long-term goals.
Call the Hardee County Extension Service at 773-2164 for
more information.

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Wildcats Split District Pair Tennis Teams Bow Out In Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They pitched and played 22
innings of baseball in two
games last week.
The Hardee Wildcats "had an
outstanding effort. It's a reward
for the way they have worked,"
said head coach Steve Rewis, as
he summed up a pair of one-run
games played last week.
The 'Cats lost 3-2 at Palmetto
in a nine-inning heartbreaker on
Tuesday evening, and came
back to play a 13-inning 3-2
win over DeSoto on Friday
night.
This week, they finish up the
regular season with a pair of
games. Tuesday, it was Senior
Night in the final home game
against Bartow. Tonight (Thurs-
day) it is a trip to Fort Meade
for the season finale.
Class 4A, District 10 playoffs
are at Braden River next week.
Seedings, of course, have not
yet been announced.

PALMETTO 3, HARDEE 2
It was determination from the
get go in the district battle at
Palmetto. Hardee left Brek
McClenithan stranded in the
first inning. Palmetto got on the
board with a walk, fielder's
choice and double.
The game rocked along, up
and down quickly in the second
and third innings. Hardee
forged in front with two runs in
the top of the fourth.
McClenithan walked but was
out on a fielder's choice which
was followed by an error and
allowed Cody Gullatt to
advance to second. With two
away, senior pitcher Kaleb
Saunders doubled. Will Abbott
was safe on an error, during
which both Gullatt and
Saunders scored to lead 2-1.
Palmetto knotted the game at
2-2 in the home half of the
fourth. A pair of singles were
followed by an error, which
allowed the first base runner to
cross home plate.
The 2-2 game continued on
through the eighth inning, nei-
ther team getting advantage. In
the top of the ninth, Saunders
doubled again. After a strikeout,
he was doubled off second base
on a liner to center field and that
ended Hardee hopes.
A hit and back-to-back errors
allowed Palmetto to score the
winning run in the bottom of
the ninth.

HARDEE 3, DESOTO 2
Senior lefty Dan Timmons
was on the mound for the
Wildcats. DeSoto left one
aboard and Hardee stranded
two in the first inning. The
Bulldogs got their run in the top
of the second on a pair of errors
on a hit by Lawton Davis and
wild pitch followed by a pickoff
attempt which sailed into left
field.
Through the 10th inning,


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Timmons recorded 16 strike-
outs before turning the game
over to Saunders, who picked
up where he had left off on
Tuesday.
Hardee got its only score in
the home half of the seventh to
keep alive. With two away, a
Conner Davis hit jumped over
the second. sacker's glove.
Davis went to second on a balk.
Ben Krause then dropped a shot
in short right center, allowing
Davis to race home with the
tying run.
There was no more scoring
until the 13th inning. DeSoto
looked to win when it plated a
run in the top of the inning.
Manny Perez drew a walk and
Jake Thornton singled to left to
put runners on the corners.
Dillon Head singled up the
middle to bring Perez in. There
were still no outs. A Davis hit
turned into a fielder's choice
with Thornton out trying to
come home. Robert Fussell
bunted but was out and the run-
ners had to hold. Saunders
struck out Chris Corriveau to
end the threat of the runners at
second and third.
With one down, Timmons
rocked a shot to right center.
McClenithan stroked a base hit
to left field and went to second
on the overthrow to third. There
were runners on second and
third and two away when
Saunders came up. He took a
ball, then sliced a shot up the


middle to score both team-
mates. Timmons and McCleni-
than were mobbed when they
crossed home plate with the
tying and winning runs.
"Two teams played their
hearts out tonight. I have much
respect for Coach Rewis and his
team. It was a good win for
them. There were a couple of
really close plays," said disap-
pointed Bulldog head coach
Whit Cornell.
Wildcat coach Rewis was
excited. "For our seniors to fin-
ish with this kind of victory of
DeSoto, it will be a game
they'll remember the rest of
their lives. Ben (Krause) got a
huge hit in the seventh to keep
us in the game. To have runners
at second and third and two outs
and get three hits in the final
inning, that shows the heart
these kids have," said Rewis.
Both teams had weary pitch-
ers. Bulldog starting pitcher
Brady Anderson had pitched
seven innings on Tuesday night
and Jake Thornton came in and
pitched the last six innings. As
noted above, Timmons and
Saunders combined for the win.
Timmons is already being tout-
ed by both Coach Steve
Harbour at Addison Commun-
ity College and Coach Dave
Tollett at Gulf Coast Commun-
ity College. With the night he
had, he just may have won him-
self an opportunity to play col-
lege ball.


COURTESY PHOTO
Senior pitchers Kaleb Saunders (left) and Dan Timmons
combined for 22 innings of work in a pair of games last
week, including a 13-inning thriller over DeSoto Friday
night in which Timmons had 16 strikeouts and Saunders
added three more to his three on Tuesday night.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee junior Clara Durrance
is the only 2008 district tennis
champion.
She swept through the
Number 4 singles to claim vic-
tory. Unfortunately, only the
Number 1 singles and top two
teams get to advance to the
regionals.
"Clara took first place in her
individual position. Her serves
were tough and her volleys
were on the mark," said girls
coach Barbara Leupold.
"The girls played aggressive-
ly and consistently. They work-
ed at being ready for each point
and at being steady in getting
the ball back over the net. We
placed third in district, one
match away from second place
and going to the Regionals,"
continued the coach.
Hardee boys placed fifth
overall of the eight teams in
Class 2A District 9. "We told
the boys Tuesday that they were
playing their best tennis of the
year, peaking at the right time.
All five boys played their best
matches of the year at district.
They are already getting ready
for next year," commented boys
coach Ken Leupold.
For the girls, junior Kaitlin
Justice played at number one, of
course drawing the toughest
opposition all season. In the
first round at districts, she beat
Gabi Edelmann of DeSoto 6-2,
6-4 before facing second-seed
Jessica Jones of Palmetto in a
-tough 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 loss. Inter-
estingly, top seed Mary Mi-
dence of Sebring lost in the


Sign Up For Fishing Tourney


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Calling fishermen of all ages.
A pair of fishing tournaments
will be among the highlights at
Nature Fest 2008 at Hardee
Lakes Park on May 3. One for
adults will include both bank
and boat fishing. The kids tour-
nament will be for kids.
The sixth annual Kids Fish-
ing Tournament, sponsored by
the Florida Council on Crime
and Delinquency Chapter 34,
and the Castaway 4-H Sport-
fishing Club, begins with regis-
tration at 7 a.m. Fishing is from
8 a.m. until noon. Call Walter
Williamson at 773-0766 for
more information on age
groups.
Lunch will be provided while
results are tabulated and an-
nounced at 2 p.m.
The adult tournament begins
even earlier, with registration at
5:30 a.m., followed by a 6 a.m.
tourney meeting. Those regis-
tered will have been assigned to
one of the four lakes at a draw-
ing at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.
All anglers, bank or boat, will
receive lunch if they have regis-


tered and prepaid by April 30.
Fishing begins at 6:45 a.m.
and stops at 1:15 p.m. when
everyone comes to check in and
have his results weighed. Lunch
will be provided while results
are tabulated.
The boat tournament will
include a first-place prize per
person for the biggest bass
taken on each lake. Boat fees
are $60 per boat for catch-n-
release, there will be first, sec-
ond and third prizes on Lakes 1
and 2 for total weight for maxi-
mum of two fish. On Lakes 3
and 4, there will be will be
prizes for first and second


place.
For those bankfishing, there
will be only a first-place prize
for the weight of the largest
fish.
Space is limited, so sign up as
soon as possible. Contact the
Chamber of Commerce at 773-
6967 to register or be a sponsor.
Or, stop by the Chamber's new
office at 401 N. Sixth Ave., (the
log cabin just north of Court-
house Annex II). Wauchula.




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quarterfinal or first round.
At the number two position,
junior Shelby Durrance defeat-
ed Shelby Johnson of Sarasota
Booker in the first round before
losing 6-3, 6-2 to second-seed
Audrey Platt of Palmetto. Platt
went on to win the semifinal
and final round.
At Number 3 singles, senior
Natalie Green was beaten by
Booker's Dara Kates 6-4, 7-5 in
first-round action.
And, at Number 5 singles,
junior Amanda Porter outscored
Lake Placid Nahla Abu Aouf
6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinal
round, before dropping a 6-0, 6-
1 match to top seed Leeza
Freeland of Sebring, who went
on to win the finals.
"Both doubles teams worked
hard at coming to the net and
putting away volleys," said
Barbara Leupold.
The Number 1 doubles team
of Justice/Green defeated
Bailey Barben and Angelina
Carrillo of Avon Park 6-3, 6-4,
before running head on into
Jones and Platt of Palmetto in a
6-3, 6-4 loss in the semi-final
round.
Durrance and Durrance won
the Number 2 quarterfinal dou-
bles 6-3, 6-2 over Erin Lisch
and Nina Hlinka of Palmetto.
They battled Kates and Karo-
lina Lira of Booker 6-1, 3-6,
and were behind 5-4 when they
had to retire in the semi-final
round.
"I think we surprised some of
the other district teams. We
keep improving each year. If the
players keep getting out on the
court regularly and keep work-


ing on their games, Hardee
High tennis will make its mark
at next year's district, regional
and state tournaments. We have
appreciated all who have come
to our matches and supported
our team throughout the year,"
concluded the girls coach.
For the Hardee boys, junior
Joe Porter played at Number 1
singles, defeating Carlos Fuent-
es of Avon Park in straight sets
6-0, 6-0 before running into
top-seed Shagen Babaya of
Braden River and losing 6-0, 6-
0.
Similarly, at Number 2,
senior Michael Torres downed
Zachary Lehman of Avon Park
6-1, 6-0 but lost in the semi-
finals to Alex Edelmann of
DeSoto 6-0, 6-4.
At Number 3 singles, junior
Dustin Spears battled DeSoto's
Mitesh Patel 6-0, 6-5 in a first-
round loss. Senior Drew
Macias, new to the tennis scene
this year, faced Matt Boles of
Braden River in a 6-4, 7-6 first-
round loss at Number 4 singles.
Finally, at Number 5 singles,
junior Isaac Vasquez lost 6-0, 6-
5 to John Hunnicut of Avon
Park in the first round.
Porter and Macias lost the
Number 1 doubles 6-1, 6-4 to
Eva Angeles/Edelmann
and Torres/Spears lost 6-1, 6-1
to Mitch Margolis/Mitchell of
Braden River.
Coach Ken Leupold will have
Porter, Spears and Vasquez
back next year, along with up-
and-coming freshmen Dylan
Justice and Kyle Bodeck among
others working in the wings this
year.





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Hardee


Living


Roberts/Basey

Wedding Plans


Brandi Jalee Roberts of
Bowling Green has announced
plans for her upcoming mar-
riage to Christopher Steven
Basey of Wauchula.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Bruce and Sheila Roberts
of Bowling Green. The pro-
spective groom is the son of
Steve and Ann Basey of Wau-
chula.
The couple will exchange


Jessica Ann McCoy of Wau-
chula became the bride of John
Christopher Gordon of Wau-
chula on the evening of Nov.
17, 2007.
The bride is the daughter of
Loran and Shirley Cogburn and
Ronnie and Priscilla Kelley, all
of Wauchula. The groom is the
son of Greg and Reggie Gordon
of Bowling Green.
The couple exchanged wed-
ding vows in a private outdoor
ceremony at the home of the
groom's parents. Pastor Darin
Canary officiated.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her son, Caleb McCoy.
Maid of honor was Joy
Roberts of Wauchula. Brides-
maids were Regan Davenport


and Cindy Bone, both of
Bowling Green. Junior brides-
maids were the bride's nieces.
Taylor Pohl and Cheyenne
Pohl.
Serving as best man was the
groom's father. Groomsmen
were Timmy Best of Starke,
Miss., the groom's brother;
Adam Monts De Oca of Crews-
ville; William Albritton of
Zolfo Springs; and Caleb
McCoy, the bride's son.
The bride is a teacher at
North Wauchula Elementary
School. The groom is employed
at K-MAC Machinery in
Wauchula.
The couple make their home
in Wauchula.


vows on Saturday, April 26, at
the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula. Music will begin at
2 o'clock in the afternoon, with
the ceremony commencing at
2:30.
A wedding reception will fol-
low at the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center in Wauchula.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

UNMASKING THE REAL YOU
Is it really possible to come out from behind our ritual greet-
ings and be frank about our fears, doubts, phobias and weakness-
es? Can we really become free enough to be real, to be our true
selves with others?
Joining a group doesn't always accomplish this. In fact, a per-
son can hide in a group. You can listen to a speaker and never let
on that his words are challenging you. It's like a poker game in
which players risk defeat if they reveal themselves before game's
end. However, those daring enough to show their "hand" can often
liberate other players to do the same without a loss of respect.
Believe it or not, social liberation begins with our relationship
with God.
If we believe we are unacceptable to the Lord, how can we
believe others will accept us? In large measure, this is why Jesus
came: to reveal just how much God loves us. When we "take the
plunge" and put our trust in Christ, we learn that we are "accepted
in the Beloved."
Such a gigantic acceptance colors all the other relationships
we may have. Because we have been forgiven, we, too, can forgive.
Because we are accepted just as we are, we have no reason to hide
from friends and relatives.
Although there may be social penalties to pay for being forth-
right. we gradually learn that peace with God is worth much more
than the approval of anyone else.
Living openly exposes wishful thinking, low expectations and
bad theology. It is immensely practical and relevant. It doesn't say,
"You ought to be doing this." It says. "Try this! Let's do it togeth-
er!"


COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Brad Taylor

Kathleen Moye &

Brad Taylor Marry


Kathleen Moye, formerly of
Hardee County, became the
bride of Brad Taylor of Fort
Myers on the evening of Friday,
Feb. 22.
Friends and family gathered
in Fort Myers to celebrate with
a ceremony, buffet dinner and
dancing at the Embassy Suites
hotel.
The bride is the daughter of
Mark and Susan Moye of New
Zion. She is a 1999 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School
and a 2002 graduate of Forida
Gulf Coast University in Fort
Myers. She is presently public


relations coordinator at Lee
County Electric Inc.
The groom is the son of
Robin Schappert and stepson of
Kevin Schappert of North Fort
Myers. He is a 1996 graduate
of North Fort Myers High
School and has completed sev-
eral continuing education cer-
tificates in broadcast engineer-
ing from the Cleveland Institute
of Electronics. He is currently
an engineering technician at
WGCU Public Media in Fort
Myers.
The couple currently beside in
Fort Myers.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Paul Ebersbach, environmental manager of the Avon
Park Air Force Range & Training Facility, recently spoke
to a luncheon gathering of the area chapters of the Air
Force Association and the Military Officers Association of
America. The retired lieutenant colonel gave a different
glimpse of what is known as "the bombing range," telling
of the more than 100 historical sites within its boundaries
and its role in wetlands protection, timber harvesting and
public recreation.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Luther Lyles of the Lake Dale community recently grew
this purple top turnip that weighed 7.75 pounds. He
enjoys growing a garden. He bought the seed from
Heartland Growers Supply.


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The 8th Annual

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

Tickets: $10.00 each


1s' 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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LIONS SPEAKER


GUBERNATORIAL GRATITUDE


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Janie Trimble, a former Hardee County resident who lives in Lakeland, spoke to the
Wauchula Lions Club last Thursday at the Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
about mortgage loans. U.S. Department of Agriculture loans are up to 100 percent with
no down payment for a home, and Federal Housing Administration loans are up to
97.75 percent. Conventional loans and second-home loans can be made for as low as
five percent down. FHA loans have an interest rate as low as 5.75 percent. Trimble
works with LandMark Mortgage, and her daughter, Amye Gause, is co-owner of
Rooster's restaurant in Zolfo Springs. Pictured (from left) are Rick Knight, Trimble and
Juan Delatorre. Hardee County has grant money to help many people buy a house.


SERVING BARBECUE


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COURTESY PHOTO
All of the law enforcement officers who assisted the governor and lieutenant governor
during the year 2007 were invited to the Governor's Mansion for a Christmas party.
Capt. Eileen Powell of the Florida Highway Patrol was among them, as she was
assigned to assist Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Powell is the daughter of B.J. and Susie
Norris of Wauchula. She and her family are shown in this photograph taken with the
governor: (from left) Aimee Powell, the captain, Gov. Charlie Crist and Haylee Powell.


HEAD START


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


Florida's First Assembly of
God is holding revival services
beginning Sunday and continu-
ing through next Wednesday,
April 23. Evangelist Rick Pas-
quale, a highly motivated, third-
generation Pentecostal preach-
er, will be the featured speaker.
Services are Sunday at 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday services are
a 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to
the church at 1397 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, to share in this
ministry.
First United Methodist
Church off Fort Meade will
have a special concert tomor-
row (Friday) at 7 p.m., featuring
Joel and LaBreeska Hemphill,
who have had a gospel music
ministry even before their mar-
riage 50 years ago. He has writ-
ten over 100 well-known gospel
songs.
The Hemphill have toured
throughout the U.S. and many
countries in Europe, South
America and Africa. For more
information, call the 'church
office at 285-9059. Everyone is
invited to the church at 135 E.
Broadway for the concert.



ABOUT ...
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Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
ments, weddings, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events and military
assignments.
Forms are available at our
office. For engagements
and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


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


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


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Annie Robinson and Ann Joyce of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project spoke to
the Hardee Rotary Club last week at Java Cafe in Wauchula. Head Start helps children
of migrant workers learn English and other social and cultural skills. There are offices
in Wauchula and Bowling Green, helping children from 6 weeks old through kinder-
garten age. Shown (from left) are Gina Neuhofer, Judith George, Robinson, Joyce and
Nellie Garcia.




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Baked goods available by the slice.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Kelvin Woods, owner of Katie Mae's Barbecue and
Catering Service, and Brittany Capron are shown Feb 25
serving meals at a public hearing on U.S. 17 held at the
Hardee Agri-Civic Center. The barbecue was paid for by
Sweetwater Ranch which wants the highway four-laned
soon so they will have adequate transportation to start
developing their project of up to 7,000 residential units
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4B The Herald-Advocate, April 17, 2008


Dixie Boys Split


Fort Meade Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Dixie Boys divi-
sion (ages 13-15) lost to'two of
three opponents on opening day
games on Saturday.
The three Hardee squads will
continue to.play each other and
teams from Fort Meade, Bar-
tow, Sebring and Mulberry two
or three times a week in games
that start at 6 p.m. Home games
are played on Farr Field off
South Florida Avenue in Wau-
chula.
In the opener on Saturday at 9
a.m., the Torrey Oaks Rangers
battled a Bartow team to the
wire, losing 8-7.
Bartow picked up its runs
fairly early, two in the first
inning, three in the third and
a final three in the fourth
inning.
For the Rangers, it was a mix-
ture. Matthew Grace drew a
walk and Tanner Gough dou-
bled him home. Tyler Dyal sin-
gled, stole second and went to
third on a wild pitch, following
Gough to the plate during the
next batter's ups. Hardee led 3-
2.
The Rangers added another
trio of scores in the home half
of the second frame, taking a 6-
2 advantage. Jeremy Rowe led
off with a single, and Matthew
Grace and Dalton Hewett both
drew walks. On sacrifices and
missed pitches all three crossed
home plate.
The Rangers stranded Timo-
thy Steedley in the third inning
and Hewett after he had dou-
bled in the fourth inning, while
Bartow took an 8-6 lead.
A Hewett single in the sixth
inning also went for naught. But
in the seventh, Steve Hodges
singled, stole second and third


and came home on a wild pitch
before the final out which end-
ed the game with Bartow cling-
ing to its 8-7 edge.
Other Rangers contributing
were Michael Grace, Justin
Dickey, Will Bennett, Dconte
Evans and Chris Tomlinson.
The noon game Saturday was
between the BJD Excavating
Red Sox and a Fort Meade
team. Fort Meade won 7-4.
Fort Meade put a pair of runs
on the board in the first inning,
added two more in the second
inning, one in the third and
a final pair in the top of the
sixth.
The Red Sox plated a pair of
runners in a third-inning effort
which began when Campbel
Aubry singled. Jake Altman
was safe on an error and a sin-
gle by Murrell Winter brought
his teammates home.
Another Red Sox score came
in the sixth inning. Daniel
Miller singled, and was at sec-
ond when Garrett Mimbs dou-
bled to bring him home.
The final run was in the sev-
enth inning. Altman walked and
worked his way around the
bases before the final out. Other
Red Sox playing included
Ramiro Briones, Kaleb Bryant,
Dustin Scheel, Julian Varela,
Dallas Juarez, Derek Sambrano,
Justin Rickett and Julian
Rodriguez.
A Hardee team's third game
of the day, a 3 p.m. encounter
against another Fort Meade
squad, turned into the only vic-
tory when the Florida Fertilizer
Braves won 14-8.
Fort Meade did almost all its
scoring in the first two innings.
putting four runs on the board
in the first frame, adding three
more in the second and a final


run in the seventh.
The Braves began with a pair
ol tallies in the home half of the
first. )Dawson Crawford singled
and Juistin Knight was safe on
an error. An error on a Dillon
Farr hit plated the first two run-
nIrs.
The bottom of the second was
a bat-around for the Braves,
sending 10 batters to the plate
and getting six across home
plate. Dalton Rabon, Sid
Crews, Carter Lambert, Craw-
ford, Knight and Wintz Terrell
made it home. It was 8-7.
Although the third inning was
quiet, the Braves nearly batted
around again in the fourth
inning when a quintet of home
team batters put scores on the
board. Knight and Terrell each
doubled, plus Farr, Vince
Grimsley and Rabon also came
home.
The Braves added another
Knight run, his fourth, in the
fifth inning. He singled and
rode home on a Terrell sacrifice
and overthrow.
Other Braves in the game
were Justin Forrester and John
Michael Chason.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate'
Closing out the season with a
thrilling win at Fort Meade has
put the Hardee Lady Wildcats
on the district playoff path.
The girls won 15-14 in the
last regular game of the season
last Monday. They started the
Class 4A, District 10 playoffs at
DeSoto on Tuesday, challeng-
ing rival Sebring in a 7:30
game.
Against Fort Meade, it was a
battle royal. "I'm exceptionally
proud of our girls. They were
behind and kept at it, playing
like I know they can," said head
coach Liz Lenhart.
A Krystin Robertson walk
was the only base runner for
Hardee in the first inning. The
Lady Miners nearly put a run
on the board in a walk and pair
of stolen bases but a double
play ended the inning.
Hardee got on the board in
inning two. Elvira Servin was
safe on an error and advanced
on back-to-back passed balls. A
Halley Marshall sacrifice
brought Servin home with the
first run of the game. Fort
Meade got the run back on an
error, walks and a sacrifice. It
was 1-1.
Hardee made it 3-1 with a
pair of tallies in the top of the
third. Chelsey Steedley walked
and Amber Steedley singled.
Each advanced on an error. The
sisters scored on a Kristina
Garcia hit.
The Lady Miners forged in
front with a half dozen runs in
the bottom of the fourth on a
combinations of hits, walks,
and fielder's choices. It was 7-
3.
The Lady Wildcats made it 7-
6 with a trio of scores in the top
of the fifth. With two down,
Garcia started it when she was
safe on an error and advanced
to second. Servin and Chelsea
Owens both singled, Miranda
Powell was safe on an error and
Paige Clark singled. When the
dust settled, the first three run-
ners had crossed home plate.
Fort Meade got a pair of
insurance runs in the home half
of the fifth on a walk, a double
and a sacrifice.
On to the top of the sixth,
when Hardee had a bat-around,
sending a dozen players to the
plate. Seven of them scored,
making it a 13-9 game. Chelsey
Steedley banged a triple and
double and scored twice.
Amber Steedley added a single
and double and Heather St.
John also doubled. Lola Rivera,
Powell and Servin had singles.


The Lady Miners got three of
those runs back to make it 13-
1'' at the end of the sixth. A pair
ofL.singles,,ja walk and an error
did the trick.
Down to the final inning.
Hardee picked up a pair of runs
to stay in front 15-12. Garcia
and Servin both singled, com-
ing home on a St. John hit.
Fort Meade had a final
chance to win the game, but got
only two runners home and left
the bases jammed in a thrilling
finish. Hardee won 15-14.


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Lukawski Named All-American


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of Hardee County's own
Pop Warner cheerleaders has
been selected for a national
cheerleading award.
Mishella "Lark" Lukawski,
daughter of Paul and Corie
Lukawski of Ona, actually
Limestone, will represent
Hardee Pop Warner sixth
graders as a first-team All-
American Scholar.
She is just one of 38 'sixth
graders chosen for the national
honor and earning a trip to
California this summer. First,
however, she is among 16 from
Florida invited to the 2007-08
banquet. The 48th annual schol-
ar All-American banquet is at
Coronado Springs Resort at
Disney World in Lake Buena
Vista on Friday-Saturday May
23-24.
Other first-teamers come
from North Carolina, Illinois,
Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Maryland and California.
Also invited to the banquet
and making second team sixth
grade All-American scholar is
Alexan Maddox, daughter of
Andy and Mary Sue Maddox of
Wauchula.She was among 130
from all'over Florida chosen for-
this honor. Most come from


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Lake Mary, Peace River (Fort
Myers-Naples area), Greater
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Hagerty, Winter Springs, Palm-
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Only the most academically
accomplished Pop Warner kids
compete for the academic All-
American status, since it re-


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grade point average to apply.
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football and three dozen cheer-
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April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B


JV Win Fina
By JOAN SEAMAN head coach John Sharp.
Of The Herald-Advocate Against Palmetto last Tues-
The Hardee junior varsity day at home, Hardee fashioned
Wildcats closed out their season a one-run win. Palmetto got on
last week with a pair of victo- the board in the top of the first
ries. on a single and sacrifices.


Pocketing wins over Palmetto
and DeSoto in the final week of
the season, the junior 'Cats fin-
ished up at 10-6.
"They're a good bunch of
kids and worked hard. We got
everyone in the last games.
They turned the corner and
learned a lot, especially how to
handle adversity. Several will
be ready to move up to the
varsity next year," commented


Hardee left Conner Davis
stranded at third. In the second
stanza, each team left runners
stranded. Dalton Farr doubled
and Carson Davis walked but
they were left on the corners.
In the third inning, Palmetto
padded its lead with a pair of
scores on two hits, a walk and
an error. It was 3-1. Hardee
went down in order.
Momentum began to swing in
the fourth inning. Kyle Ward


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


The Brookside Bluff Club-
house rang with the traditional
song "Happy Birthday To You"
on April 5. One hundred sixty-
two cupcakes formed the
"birthday cake" to celebrate
everyone's special day at the
"Brookside Bluff Birthday
Bash."
This was the last event of the
season before many residents
go back to their Northern
homes.
Joan Hamilton created a
birthday cake from 162 cup-
cakes. The delicious flavors
Were coconut, brownie peanut-


butter fudge, chocolate tudge,
lemon and carrot cake. A buf-
fet of hors d'oeuvres was pre-
pared with the efforts of many
volunteers. The buffet included
vegetables, fruit, taco salad, a
noodle dish, cocktail' wieners,
meatballs and beef skewers.
Sean and Ramsi provided the
entertainment for the evening.
Old favorites and special re-
quests provided music for danc-
ing and listening.
The Birthday Bash was for
more cumulative years than we
care to know, but have thor-
nuohlv nninvprt


COURTESY PHOTO
Joan Hamilton puts the finishing touches on the "birthday
cake" made up of 162 cupcakes. She is the talented
baker who has made many artistic cake creations at
Brookside Bluff


1 Pair
doubled and scored on a Farr
hit, cutting the Tiger lead to 3-1.
Palmetto got that run back in
the top of the fifth. Hardee re-
couped it with a run in the bot-
tom of the fifth. Caleb Reas
walked, but was out on a field-
er's choice by Jake Mayer. He
scored on a Conner Davis dou-
ble. It was 4-2.
Palmetto got its final run in
the top of the sixth on a hit and
sacrifice. Hardee also put a run
on the board. Carson Davis sin-
gled and raced home on a Mar-
cus Chancey double to make it
5-3.
It came down to the seventh,
and final inning. Palmetto
stranded a runner in the top of
the inning. With one away,
Mayer and Conner Davis both
walked. They jogged home
when Ward drilled a walk-off
homer to plate three runs and
win the game 6-5.
Hardee's final game was at
DeSoto on Friday night. This
time, Hardee got going early
and wasn't ready to quit. In the
top of the first, Mayer singled,
Lincoln Saunders was safe on
an error and Ward singled.
When Farr doubled, the first
two runners crossed home
plate.
The game rocked along until
the top of the third when
Hardee plated another pair of
tallies. Saunders singled, Ward
drew a walk. Both advanced on
a Farr sacrifice and overthrows.
DeSoto got its only score in
the bottom of the third, with a
hit and a two errors allowing a
runner to score. It was 4-1.
Hardee bounced back for four
big runs in the top of the fourth
in what turned out to be a five-
inning game. Grayson Lambert
and Mayer both singled, ad-
vancing on a Reas sacrifice
which got Lambert home.
Mayer came in on an error on a
Saunders hit. Ward followed
suit. When there was an error
on a Farr hit, Ward hurried
home. It was 8-1.
And that's the way the game
ended as neither team did any
more scoring. Sharp got
Michael Forrester, Brandon
Holton, Kendall Mink, Kody
Porter, Josh Rickett, Justin
Bromley and Joseph Adams in .
to finish the game.


Dixie Youth Start Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three Saturday games kicked
off the 2008 season for the
Dixie Youth (ages 10-12).
The seven teams now play
double-headers three evenings a
week, with only one game
scheduled on Tuesdays in case
there are rainouts to make up.
Games are played at 6 p.m. on
fields 1 and 2 at the George
Heine Jr. park off South Florida
Avenue in Wauchula.
The Chapman Fruit Co. Red
Sox was the only team not to
get to play on Saturday. On that
team are Zack Battles, Marcus
Battles, Cole Choate, Cody
Dyal, Tomas Gomez, Blaine
Harshburger, Chris Hull, Byron
Kilpatrick, Steven Rodriguez,
Ezekiel Servin, Ty Trammell
and Luke Winter, coached by
Justin Battles, Mike Choate and
Jose Flores.
In the field 1 game at 9 a.m.,
the All Creatures Animal Hos-
pital Yankees beat the Hardee
Signs + Tees Devil Rays 3-1.
Frank Farias led off with a
double and raced home on a
Mason Gough hit to give the
Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Rays
left Alex Clarke and Tanor
Durden stranded.
Neither team scored in the
second stanza, but in the third,
the Rays evened the score when
Julian Galvez walked and raced
home on a German Figueroa
double.
In the home half of the third,
the Yanks broke the tied when
Jose Gonzales walked, went to
second on a Farias sacrifice and
home on an Armando Alamia
hit.
The final score came in the
sixth inning. Mason Gough sin-
gled and worked his way.
around to home plate while
teammates were at bat.
Other players for the Yankees
are Wilson Bembry, Kendall
Gough, Jordon Jones, Austin
Judah, Omar Alamia, Aaron
Briones, Austin Altman and
Marco Briones. They are
coached by Walt Altman, Raul
Alamia and Jack See.
Other Devil Rays in the game
included Marco DeLeon, Kevin
Kunkel, Devin Pearson, Jordan


Rogers, Mason Waters, Tristan.
Montgomery and Sam Eriksen.
They are coached by Brian
Smith, James Blum and Todd
Durden.
Meanwhile in the 9 a.m.
i.ame on Field 2, the Vision Ace
hardware Reds outscored the
Joe L. Davis Braves 9-4.
Reed Wbods got the first tally
of the game for the Reds when
he singled and worked his way
home as teammates Zack
Carranco, Tyler Hewett and
Bradley Brewer walked.
The Braves answered with a
run in the home half of the first.
Tyler helms singled and trotted
home on a Kramer Royal triple.
The Reds responded with
three scores in the top of the
second, with Austin Stoner,
Carranco and Hewett crossing
home plate, aided by a Brewer
hit. It was 4-1.
The Braves stranded runners
in both the second and third
innings, while the Reds added a
pair of insurance runs in the
third by William McClelland
and Keith Powell. Keeping up
the pressure, the Reds added
two more runs in the fourth.
Hewett homered and Sid Crews
came home too. It was 8-1
The Braves cut that to 8-4
with their own trio of tallies in
the bottom of the fourth. Joel
Urdiera and Jacob Bolin each
singled and Tyler Helms tripled,
scoring on a Royal at-bat.
The only other scoring was a
Reds run in the sixth. Powell
singled and raced home on a
Hewett hit, making the final
score 9-4.
Hewett had three hits for the
Reds. Other Reds in the game
were Eliseo Sanchez, Steve-


- Crews, Lane Ball, Brandon Hill
and Dylan Norwood. The Reds
are coached Kenny Hewett,
Bobby Brewer and Randy
Crews.
For the Braves, Royal had a
triple, double, single and walk,
narrowly missing hitting for the
cycle. Other Braves playing
were Roby Paris, Ryan Rami-
rez, Seth McGee, Glenn Kelley,
Patrick Carlton, Chris Lee,
Dylan Salas and Luke Palmer.
-They are coached by Todd
Bolin, West Palmer and Mark
McGee.
The final game Saturday, at
noon, was between the Florida
Fuel Mets and the Countryside
Growers Tigers. The Mets won
10-0.
Garrett Albritton singled and
homered for the Mets. He,
Dalton Reas, Kris Johnson and
Cody Spencer each crossed
home plate twice. With solo
scores were Dustin Goodwyn
and Dalton Tubbs. Other Mets
were Wyatt Maddox, Tyler
Bragg, Michael Heine, Dalton
Bryhnt, Blake Crawley and
Wyatt Montgomery. They are
coached by Frank Johnson,
Steve Reas and Chris Spencer.
The Tigers were stymied by
the pitching of Mets hurler Kris
Johnson. Playing for them were
Conner Crawford, Jackson Star-
ratt, Adam Salas, Cody McVay,
Kyler Caskey, Cesar Fimbres,
Andy Manley, Michael Tomlin-
son, Ruben Olmos, Glen Ellis,
Russell Weems, David Badillo
and Josef Crosby. They are
coached by Andrew McGuckin,
Jeff Block and Matt Tinsley.

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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Commercial/Industiral Property In Wauchula
with frontage and access from 3 roads, land and building.
$425,000.
20 Acre Hamlin Grove In Republic area. Price right for a
quick sale! $210,000.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial -12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.
Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com
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R E A L T O R S


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

Jim Stallings
(863) 412-4379
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Gorgeous 37
acs on the Peace River has
native area, tree-lined paths,
open pasture, hiking trails and
1400ft of river frontage.
Property is fenced. $685,000!

DEVELOPMENT/RECRE-
ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful
pines & pastureland, w/over
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
Bring your canoe & camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great prop-
erty for recreation, invest-
ment, or homesite! $90,000!
15 acs pasture & native land.
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
w/1809SF living, 3 8 5 5 S F
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed & 18'x40' multi-
purpose pavilion. $238,000!
10 ac improved, fenced pas-
tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
$147,000!
Two 5 ac parcels improved
pastureland, high & dry. One
parcel has old mobile home.
$14,500/ac!
PRICE REDUCED! PEACE
RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.06 ac
parcel w/city water & sewer.
Zoned R-1, which can accom-
modate 2 homesites, Being sold
w/0.35 ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite
NOW $34,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well..Accessed by easemefit
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
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HOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
& shops! '
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove in western Hardee Co
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well,
micro-jet irrigation, & John
Deere power unit. $625,000!
Great location! Commercial
zoned lot with 450' frontage
on north end of Fl Ave.
$360,000!
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln is
native Florida land. Access to
Peace River provided by
another shared 5 ac parcel.
$100,000!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
Two residential lots in
Highlands Park Estates in
Lake Placid, both 75X150, list-
ed for $5,000! One residential
lot in Orange Blossom Estates
in Sebring, 80X125, listed for
$4,500!
Beautiful wooded lot fronts the
tranquil Peace River, only min-
utes from Wauchula. Enjoy
fishing, boating and other
recreational activities from
your own riverfront lot.
$125,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Brand
new construction! Beautiful
3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF CB home
w/granite countertops, ceramic
tile & carpet floors. $155,000!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
ik AFTER HOURS
OOYAL, ............. 781-3490
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Agriculture
L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc



REFRIGERATOR, SEARS, $125;
washing machine, Sears, $125;
dryer, $85. 863-245-9633. 4:3-17p


2002 CHEVY SILVERADO, red,
$5,500 cash. 781-1062. 4:17c


1985 MONTE CARLO, $3,300
OBO; 1964 Chevy Impala, 2-dr,
hardtop, needs restoration,
$1,800 OBO. 863-781-6754. 4:17p
1987 FORD F-150, 4x4, runs,
needs work, $1,000 firm. Also, 16'
flatbed trailer frame, $300. Call
Kevin 863-873-1768. 4:17p
2002 DODGE, 4-door, $6,200
cash. 781-1062. 4:17c
1993 RED FORD Econoline van,
$600 cash. Seller motivated. 863-
245-6106. 4:10-17p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc


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




Azalea apartments

Now Accepting applications!
S2 & 3 Bedroom pts. 9
SRental rates beginning at $426 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
SRental assistance available for ualiffed applicants
SHandicap Units daailable

860 Pleasant Way Bowling Giewn, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Fiday 9:00 AM. 12:00 oon
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Realtor .....
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jessie G. Sambrano


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


Residence with business 4BR/2.5BA CB Home with
over 2,000 sq ft under roof. Includes going beauty
salon with 2 stations. 1,000 sq ft of outside buildings
2 lots fenced.
New Listing $179,900.00. MLS #200983

3 BR 2BA mobile home in Downing Place close to shopping -
Restaurants Hospital City Services NOW REDUCED TO
$65,000.00 MLS#195155

3BR/i.5BA CB lome near shopping and restaurants Very
roomy and neat Priced to Sell $115,000.00 MLS #201681

Looking for a place to put a mobile home? We have two vacant
lots in Downing Place. City Services; Restaurants, Doctor's office
and hospital.

MOTIVATEI) Rest your eyes upon this 3BR/1.5BA CB Home
with Central air/heat, metal roof, and a tool shed with electricity,
all on a large corner lot. Priced at $119,900.00 MLS #199209
GEORGETOWN SUBDIVISION! IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA
CB HOME WITH CENTRAL AIR & HEATING, TWO-CAR
GARAGE, SCREENED PATIO & WOOD DECK OVERLOOK-
ING TIE BACKYARD. HOME IS READY TO MOVE IN!
$239,000.00 MLS #200260
3BR CB Iome in Bowling Green 1,300+- sq ft living area close
in $107,000.00 MLS #202190

NEW HOMES IN WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS -
BOWLING GREEN

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
S Anyone with a computer can
EQAL HOU,, access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours


John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Lisa Douglas
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392 Jessie Sambrano
Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734 Noey Flores


(863)781-3247
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-4585
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1998 YAMAHA CLASSIC 650CC,
25,000 miles with fiberglass sad-
dlebags, $2,800. 606 South 8th
Ave., Wauchula. 445-0437.
4:10-17p



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


Hel Wate --,
PART TIME RETAIL merchandiser
- large greeting card company is
seeking merchandiser for local
Wauchula area. 10-15 daytime
hours, busy retail environment,
seeking highly motivated individ-
ual. 1-800-373-3636 voicemail
99911. 4:17c
NURSERY WORKER NEEDED.- 7
a.m- 4 p.m., 40 hour work week.
773-4701. 4:17c
NOW HIRING child care teacher,
Island of Adventure Childcare
Center. Call 767-0800. 4:10-17c


PARKEAR FILL DIRT1


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


Special
Tandam Ale Load
(14-16yards)
$ 100/Load
within 5 mile iadius oc Z.iof L pirgs
RI-rTop So.I Hard Pa-n
Hlrdee Cour.ily Are only


BRAND NEW 3/2/2

CONCRETE BLOCK STUCCO HOMES

*FINANCING A AVAILABLE *


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

SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


NEW LISTING! 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home in Golfview. Big 1+
acre lot. 2 car garage.
$225,000.
UNDER CONTRACT! 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.
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!
UNDER CONTRACT! 3 BR/
2 BA home in golf course com-
munity in Avon Park.
$125,000
Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$58,000!
PRICE 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 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. IIwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.
Golf Course/Development
Property! Water & sewer
available. 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 II. 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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BUSY 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, FI 33873. 4:17c


NEW DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home, 3 BR/2 Bath on 5 acres,
Zolfo Springs, $155,000. 954-324-
5732. 4:17-5:15p

Friends are relatives you
make for yourself.


I3BR/1Bwith carport and attached'
storage, 601 East Palmetto Street,'
Wauchula, $70,000. Ask for Joe
Brown 863-245-6461 or 863-767-
9061. 4:17p,


PUREBRED ANGUS and Brangus
bulls for sale. Call Don Bennelt
773-4642. 4:17-5:8c


FOUND BASSETT HOUND, April
4th on Kelly Roberts Rd. Call to
identify 773-2424. 4:17nc
FOUND PET BIRD on 4-7-08 In
North Bowling Green. Call to
describe. 375-2881. 4:17nc


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Classifieds


GRAVERTY 250Z, 50" cut,
hydraulic deck, excellent condi-
tion. Make offer 773-5917. 4:17p
SWEET ONIONS, guava plants,
tomato plants, wire tomato cages,
nursery pots, seed starting trays.
781-0818. 4:17p
2001 HONDA 4-wheeler 350,
$1,000. 863-287-7270. 4:17p
WASHER & DRYER set, good
condition, $300; dryer works
good, $75; Victorian antique
chairs. Call 773-5045 to see.
4:17c


RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION
going out of business sale. 863-
735-0660 cell 832-0409. 1 29'
Coachman travel trailer, $2,600,
1 gooseneck trailer, 2 dual axles,
$4,600; 1 John Deere tractor
with backhoe, $5,600; 1 79 GMC,
1 ton flat bed, $800; 1 6x12
cargo trailer, $2,600; 1 6x10
dump trailer, $2,600; 1 18' pon-
toon boat with 40 HP Yamaha &
trailer, $6,000; 1 07 Mercury
Grand Marquis GS only 3,700
miles, $15,000. 4:17-5:15p


WEIGHT LOSS PATCH all natural'
product clinically proven to boost
energy and curb cravings.
www.NexagehUSA.com/Texas babe.
1-877-289-4730. Distributor need-
ed. 863-221-6288. 4:17-5:15p


3 MOBILE HOMES for sale,
$150,000 OBO on two large lots.
863-245-1507. 4:17-5:15p


FOR SALE 12x33 park model,
must be moved, some furniture
included, $1,000. Call for more
information. 773-0088. 4:17p
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


BIG


Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service


Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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.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


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

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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2BR, 2B, In Town
$124,900


3BR, 3B, 2 AC.
$299900 $229,900


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30 ac. with 10 ac. Hanr
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2 BR, 2B, Pool, 5 ac.
$199,900


3BR, 2.5B, 5.7 ac.
$449,000


City Mt. Cabin Rental, Sleeps


r ac. Call David.
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*Ht New Lsting *
3900 sq"I h
Call Dane today! T f ne woh't la1 tg
* Asking $8,500/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 29-40-60 acre parcels or buy as a whole 100
acre tract. Wells, barn & trailer on property. Call for more
details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
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.:


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The


Classifieds


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, Jamle
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


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


3-
AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES,
8 weeks, black/chocolate, 1st
shots, health certificates, $275 to
$400. 863-285-8281 or 813-478-
8089. 4:17-24p
AMERICAN BULLDOG/PARTIN
CUR puppies, 8-9 weeks, shots
started, vet checked, $125 each.
Will make great hog dogs. Call
Kevin 863-873-1768 or Dawn 863-
781-5697. 4:17p


HALF CHOCOLATE LAB/half blue
pit puppies. Born 2/29/08. $100.
863-781-4708 leave message.
4:17p
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES has had
all shots, males, 10 weeks old.
773-2668. 4:17p
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


Zolfo Springs
c18:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


Lone star
Conxstlraitiori Cox-p.-

General Contractor
Lic.I RG291103615
Locally owned and operated'

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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* Commercial Welding Business, $250,000, Wauchula
* 5 Available 2-1/2 acre tracts, owner financing, $59,900/each,
Kazen Rd.
* 3 BR/2B nice beautiful block home with large lawn, in
Wauchula. $199,000.
* 4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfview. $350,000.
* 2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
$92,500
* 3BR/1BA, 2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
* 274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
* Newly Remodeled 2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave.
$60,000.
* 3 BR/2BA Mobile Home on 1 acre, Zolfo Springs. Across
from Golfview. $110,000.
- SOME COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE ci4:17c


'TITENTIONI 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


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


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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


MOBILE HOME 2 bedroom, AC,
in Wauchula Hills, $550 per
month, $300 deposit. 863-533-
6805. 4:17c
LOG CABIN HOME, 3BR/2BA,
large yard, $1,500 month. 863-
781-1007. 4:17p
4BR/1BA, $800/mon., $800/de-
posit. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-251-
2038. 4:10-5:8p
BOWLING GREEN New apart-
ment, 3/2, $800/month plus $800
security. 863-443-2903. 4:3tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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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


COORDINATOR, ABE/GED/AHS
A full-time, year-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.
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SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION



MAINTENANCE WORKER II
PAY RATE: $19,807.56 ($9.53) $27,304.94($13.13)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Depart-
ment. Applicants must have some knowledge of the gen-
eral maintenance trades. Ability to perform heavy manual
labor.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Valid FL Class B CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecountv.net.
Please submit Applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. EOE F/M/V. c14:17c


NOTICE OF SALE
May 3, 2008 11:00 A.M.
Personal property in the following units will be sold to the
highest bidder to satisfy rental liens in accordance with
Florida Statute Section 83.801-83.809. Contents may in-
clude household items, clothing, closed cartons, etc. The
sell will take place at Convenient Mini Storage, 5106 U.S.
Highway 17 N., Bowling Green, FL on MAY 3, 2008 at


11:00 A.M.
Unit # 2 James Cranshaw
Unit # 9 Misty Camacho
Unit #12 Laurie Key
Unit #29 Christina Thompson
Unit #40 Janell Wa:d
Unit #55 Vadye Miller


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Unit # 3 Richard Hartley
Unit #10 Donnie Hunt
Unit #20 Daniel Longoria
Unit #39 Joni Coker
Unit #41 Annie Talio
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HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA,
lots of storage, $750 month,
1st/last month. 781-0177.
4:17-24c
RENT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY,
fully furnished, utilities, phone
included. 2BR/2BA mobile home
-in Crystal Lake Village. $225/wk
or $800/mo. 863-773-9571.
4:17-5:15p
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for
3BR/2BA mobile home on 5
acres. $700/month, 1st, last and
$500 security deposit. Non-smok-
ing, references & credit check
required. 863-781-1698.
4:17-5:15p
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


* 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 VaUey MHR 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


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper -
SStump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland:2


G & D TREE SERVICE, LLC
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATE
CELL: 941-782-7853
or
813-714-9445
For 24-Hrs. Emergencies
Call 941-782-7025
ASK FOR GREG DIXON
BUCKET TRUCK BOBCAT.
LICENSED & INSURED DUMP TRAILER cL4:10,17


BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING SIX 1/2 AC. LOTS AND
ONE 1.66 AC. LOT @$15,000.00 EACH OR 4.66 AC.
FOR $85,000. EACH LOT HAS BEEN SURVEYED.
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.
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.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.


1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.


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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2002 CHEV
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$175,000.00
10 Acres with 3/2 mobile home, ceramic tile floors,
garage, CBS utility/room, deep well. Close In.
Call Tom (863) 735-1801 c4:10-17p


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2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc



UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
make it shine again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-253-1845.
4:17-5:15p
HOUSEKEEPING Call Linda.
Residential or commercial.
Reasonable rates. 781-5636.
4:17-24p
BRUSH AND LAND clearing and
metal clean-up. No job too big or
small. References available. Call
Kevin 863-873-1768. 4:17p
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
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. 4:17-24p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 4:3-5:1p


ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:1
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.
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CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p
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.
7:1 8tfc


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*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Hlere-Pay l' Hern
Established Credit Late Mol, Cars & Trucks. Call- now Ikr our credit approval .ll our 24 hr. toll fIoe
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.







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


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.
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
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
C/B home on 20 acres; nice oaks and outside
storage shed. Call for more details.
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


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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LOOKING FOR a small pop-up
camper. 863-835-6545. 4:3-17p



FRIDAY, 7-?, 1123 Mockingbird
Rd., Wauchula, Village of Charlie
Creek. Cushman 3-seater electric
golf cart, slot machine, soda
machine, fishing equipment,
misc. 863-781-6483. 4:17p
SATURDAY Clothes. 525 Illinois
Ave., Wauchula. 4:17p
SATURDAY 7-?, 408 South 9th
Avenue. Clothes, kitchen items,
misc. 4:17p
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE -
Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 8 a.m.
- 4 p.m. New items, TVs, furniture,
St. Michaels Church, 408 Heard
Bridge Rd., Wauchula. 4:17p
SATURDAY 5 p.m. Wildcat
Stadium, Relay for Life Auction.
4:17p
SATURDAY 8 a.m 2 p.m., 2445
SR 64 W., Wauchula. 4:17p


SATURDAY 8-4, 1725 SR 64 W,
tool box, trampoline, DVDs,
clothes, lots more. 4:17p


YARD SALE Saturday, 8 a.m. -?,
3063 Brantwood Dr., ZS. Clothes,
toys, crib, book, VHS tapes, lots
more. 863-781-7591. 4:17p
SATURDAY 7 till 2, great stuff,
don't let location fool you! 330
Hancock Road. 4:17p



NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up.
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up. 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Carol Jackson
SELECT YOUR BUILDING PLAN and watch
your new home be constructed; 3 and 4 bed-
room floor plans; prices start at $133,000

CONVENIENCE STORE in desirable location;
diesel pump. Call today for information.

Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for building
your home or weekend retreat. $99,000

BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on one of the lots
available; 1/2 acre each; city water and sewer,
excellent location. $40,000 per lot

Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000

POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
pastureland; secluded; small pond with natural
flow of water; perfect for home site or small
ranch. $255,000

10 acres with 12" well; nice area for your new
home. $365,000

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOINSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICIAELADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIAI'E: CARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329
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CUSTOM
AIRBRUSHING
AAutos A
Wall Murals A
AHomes and
Businesses*
Garage Screens
James Strickland
Owner/Artist
(863) 445-0549
Hundreds of pictures
\ online,


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKIN : Rht. .EarTrE dA. EAS


Huge Rummage Sale
Tltirs./l'ri./Sat. 8:00 a.m. 4 p.m.
New Items TVs, Furniture
St. Michael's Church
408 Heard Bridge Rd., Wauchula


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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 'FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! TWo blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 4/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
loaded with fruit trees. Reduced from $85,000 to
$82,500. Make an offer!!!
FOOTED TUB!!! PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!!!
This charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home
was once a Bed and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of
high and dry land surrounds the oak shad-
ed home. Was $129,900, NOW $124,900.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well in place for a
nursery. $579,000.
NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002, 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC. High
quality workmanship and fixtures. Large barn for
equipment and patio for entertaining. $289,900.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3 BR, 1 B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 In Bowling Green. Great for
Business or Home or Both. Only $85,000.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY!!! Money Making
Duplex has 2/1 and 1/1 with Fireplace,
Refrigerator and Stove. Reduced from $129,900
to $120,000.
ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot in great neighborhood. Built in 2006,
includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. $153,000

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


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


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSE!!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located on the Greens of Torrey Oaks Golf
Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced to $355,000. WOW!!
WHAT A DEAL.
ENJOY THE SUNSETIl On the balcony of this 2 story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3
bedrooms, 2 baths and recreation room on bottom story. Jacuzzi tub, Trane AC, galval-
uminum roof and more for only $189,000. Call Today!!!
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIETI!I This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and
Septic Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home. $150,000. c14:17c


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5 or 8 AC Arcadia

80 AC, Brownville,
$15,000 per acre.-
OWNER FINANCING


Good Shepherd Hospic
SInily Lkc-n,4 I, 19N4
Make the most of life while
you make the most of your
career!
Here at Good Shepherd Hospice,
we share a special commitment to
caring for one another and embrac-
ing what makes us uniquely
human...by soothing the soul and
connectingin comfort We believe a
fulfilling careers filled withrichlysat-
isfying experiences. Which means
working here is more rewarding
than you can imagine.

We are seeking professionals to
join us in the following
positions:

RN, Clinical Manager
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
We are seeking a dynamic
leader to supervise the interdis-
ciplinary team staff in our
Wauchula office. The ideal can-
didate will have a min. of 3
years supervisory exp., includ-
ing hiring, performance review,
staff development and budget-
ing/planning. BSN is preferred.

RN, Pallative Care Liasion
Wednesday-Sunday 9am-6pm
The Pallative Care Liasion will
facilitate business relationships
in the hospital setting to ensure
appropriate patient referrals to
hospice. Will complete patient
and family assessments/ad-
mission into the hosptial set-
ting.

We Offer the following
incredible benefits:
28 Paid Days Off
Your First Year
Generous Retirement Plan
Partial Paid Health, Dental,
Life & LTD
Tuition Reimbursement
& More.

Interested candidates, please
apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and click on
career opportunities.
EOE/DFWP -417
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Labor Solutions Staffing Services, Inc. has changed our name
to better reflect the scope of our operations. We are now:

EMPLOYEE
EASING
TIONS, INC.

Robby Albritton, Vice-President
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
Fax (863) 735-8469
ralbritton@eloinc.net
www.elonic.net
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 .


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10B The Herald-Advocate, April 17, 2008


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
Seniors To Give Play In City
Hall On May 2: The Senior
Class of the high school will
present its combined play and
class night Thursday, May 2.
This play, entitled, "It Won't Be
Long Now," was written by
Herbert Milton Grooper and is
released by Longmans, Green
& Co.

Hardee County Man Grows
Turnip Weighing 15 Pounds: A
turnip that would make several
meals for a large family is on
display at the Hardee County
Seed & Crate &o. on East Main
Street. The monster turnip was
grown by Jesse Taylor in the
Popash section.

Lions Club Play Nets Large
Sum For School: "The Spin-
ster's Convention," the biggest
laugh hit seen in Wauchula in
many months, went off as
scheduled last Friday night and
the Wauchula Lions Club netted
more than $150 for lighting the
grammar school.

Royal Theatre Plans Beauty
Revue Monday: A beauty revue
in connection with the regular
picture program will be held on
the stage of the Royal Theatre
in Wauchula Monday night.
Local business firm are spon-
soring the revue and it is under-
stood many local girls will
compete for the honor of being
"Miss Hardee County 1933."

Orange Belt League Will
Function Again: Initial plans for
operating the Orange Belt base-
ball league this summer were
made at a meeting held in
Sebring last Thursday night.
Jack Williams acted as presi-
dent and Hal Long as secretary
of the meeting.

Homes Badly Needed For
Florida Orphans: Will you take
one or two homeless boys or
girls into your home for just the
summer months this year? The
Children's Home Society of
Florida is facing one of the
most critical financial condi-
tions it has ever faced during its
30 years of service to over
21,000 homeless children.
50 YEARS AGO
Bowling Green To Receive
Rabies Shots: Bowling Green
Fidos may have something to
howl about next Saturday. It's
V-Day for them, vaccination
day, that is. Mayor H.E. Cooper
has announced that Dr. Harold
E. Henderson will be in
Bowling Green to vaccinate all
dogs for rabies.

Wildcats Travel To Dade City
After Two Losses: The Hardee
Wildcats travel to Dade City
tonight for a 7:30 baseball game
after dropping two in a row to
Haines City and Avon Park. The
Cats lost to Avon Park 7-4 and
Haines City 10-5.

Negro Arrested For Pistol
Theft: A Wauchula Negro has


been charged with entering
without breaking in the theft of
a pistol from another Negro in
the Wauchula quarters. Sheriff
Odell Carlton said that the theft
occurred sometime during the
week of April 7.
Wauchula Growers To Open
Baseball Season Sunday: The
Wauchula Growers of the Four-
City Baseball League are
scheduled to open their season
in Wauchula Sunday afternoon.
Managers for the Growers this
year are Bob Norris and Noel
Stephens.

Cancer Drive Is Underway In
Hardee: Two events are planned
in Wauchula this week to raise
money for cancer research and
treatment. Members of the
Junior Woman's Club and
Future Nurses Club of Hardee,
High School will have a coffee
and doughnut sale on Main
Street tomorrow, with proceeds
going into the fund treasury.

Alice Pearce Heads Wau-
chula BPWC: Election of offi-
cers for the coming year was
the main business feature and
the development of the subject,
"National Security," the pro-
gram feature, of the regular
meeting of the Business &
Professional Woman's Club
Monday.

Hardee Safe As Tornado Hits
State: Hardee County escaped
unscathed this week as tornado
winds and heavy rains swept
across the central part of the
state. Although a tornado struck
close to the county line, no
damage was reported in Hardee.
25 YEARS AGO
Council Renames Wauchula
Youth Center To Honor Coach
Sharp: The Wauchula City
Council voted Monday night to
change the name of the
Wauchula Youth Center to the
"Leon Sharp Youth Center" in
honor of Coach Sharp, who
died April 1. Sharp was a
teacher and coach in the Hardee
County school system for 22
years and principal of Hardee
Junior High School for the past
six years.

Hearing Set On 4-Cent Gas
Tax: The County Commission
took the first step last Thursday
toward levying a local gasoline
tax of four cents a gallon to be
used on the roads and streets in
Hardee County. If it passes, the
new tax will go into effect Sept.
1.

Leanne Nickerson, 17,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Nickerson of Wauchula, has
been selected to be a state final-
ist in the 1983 Miss United
Teenager Pageant to be held at
the University of Central
Florida. The pageant is the offi-
cial statewide finals for the
Miss United Teenager Pageant.

Girls Track Team Winners:
The Hardee Girl's Track Team
was a big winner over Avon
Park last Thursday as it won by
72 to 45 points. Hardee walked
off in the dual meet with 11 out
of a possible 15 first places.


PUBLIC NOTICE
There will be a L.I.U.N.A. Local 678
contract vote on
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at:
VFW Hall 10285
Hanchey Rd.
Wauchula
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Coach Bill Bubenick was great-
ly pleased with the performance
of this team.

Patrolman Awarded $20,000
In Lawsuit: A Wauchula patrol-
man has been awarded $20,000
in damages for injuries he
received over a year ago when
he assisted sheriff's deputies in
putting a man arrested for dri-
ving while intoxicated into the
patrol car. Circuit Court Judge
Oliver L. Green Jr. found in
favor of James Oakley, 30, last
Friday.

Two Escapees Captured In
Missouri: Two Hardee County
Jail trusties who escaped from a
county road crew two weeks
ago were captured in Missouri
Saturday afternoon. Harlan
John Downey, 23, and Roger
Clinton Lloyd, 19, were arrest-
ed in Portageville by local
police while walking down the
street.

10 YEARS AGO
Schools Superintendent Re-
ceives Honor: Schools Super-
intendent Derrel Bryan received
notification he is one of only
two superintendents in the state
to be selected to attend the
National Academy for Super-
intendents in Ohio in July. The
theme for this event is, "World
Class Education: What Kind Of
Leadership Is Needed To
Achieve It?"

Meet The Author: Noted
Florida author Patrick Smith
will be the guest speaker Tues-
day as the Friends of the Lib-
rary celebrate National Library
Week. Smith's novels include
"A Land Remembered," "Alla-
pattah," "Angel City" and "For-
ever Island," among others.
Hear him speak from 7 to 9
p.m. at the county library in the
annex.

PRECo Hosts 58th Annual
Meeting: More than 900 people
took part March 21 in Peace
River Electric Cooperative's
58th annual meeting. The meet-
ing was held at PRECo Park in
Wauchula. The festivities began
at 10:30 with entertainment
from vocalist Buddy and
Christy Cannova.
Golf Tourney Helps
H.O.P.E.: Ms. Mac's Memorial
Golf Tournament to benefit
H.O.P.E. of Hardee was held on
Feb. 21 at Torrey Oaks Golf
Course. The annual tournament,
sponsored by Cargill Fertilizer
Inc. and the Hardee County
Council on Aging Inc., raised
$5,800 which will benefit the
services and programs provided
by H.O.P.E. to elderly and
handicapped people in Hardee
County.
JV 'Cats Drop A Pair: The
Hardee junior varsity Wildcats


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had a pair of wild games last
week. The young 'Cats finished
the season with a game at
Frostproof on Tuesday. Both
Hardee games last week came
down to one bad inning.

Attention Young Men: Uncle
Sam Needs You: If you are a
young man between the ages of
18 and 25, it's time to think
about your Uncle Sam, and the
best way to stay on his good
side is to register with Selective
Service. Although most men
register when they are 18, as
required by law, some fail to do
so until they are older.

Lady 'Cats Maul Fort Meade:
A big win at Fort Meade was
the best the Hardee Lady
Wildcats could muster in pre-
Spring Break week action. The
girls dominated Fort Meade for
a 28-12 win at Fort Meade on
March 31.


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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics' that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised.public
hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing on ordinance impos-
ing a moratorium relating to farmworker housing applications, 8:35
a.m.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance, 8:30 a.m.
Public hearing-continued on renewal of the six-cent local
option fuel tax, 9 a.m.
Annual audit report, 9:20 a.m.
Update on Economic Development Council, 9:55 a.m.
Amended Hardee County Purchasing Manual, 10:25 a.m.
Job descriptions for senior utilities operator and utility oper-
ations trainee, 10:40
Award bid to print delinquent tax rolls.
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.


HEALTHY COOKING


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April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


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: 05/24/2000
G., S.
DOB: 05/12/1998
Children.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
ANTHONY MOLINA
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition under oath has
been filed in the above styled
Court for the permanent commit-
ment of S.G., a female child, born
on May 12, 1998, to Kristi Miller,
formerly known as Kristi Molina
and Kristi Garland, for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear
before the HONORABLE Marcus
J. Ezelle at 10:30 A.M. on May 29,
2008, for this hearing at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Juvenile Division, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU
WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD AS NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Dept. of Children & Families-
Legal Department, 1014 South 6th
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,
Telephone (863) 773-9746, no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
by
Carla O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
4:10.17.24.31c
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,


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:
The 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.
a/k/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
County, 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), a. 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 Lis
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
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After taking Spring Break
off, the 2008 Men's Church
League got back to playing ball
twice a week.
At the end of last week, there
wasn't a whole lot of change in
the standings. First Christian is
undefeated and Holy Child
Catholic is at 4-1 in Division A.
San Alfonso I is at 6-0 and
Nocthside Baptist at 5-1 in
Division B.
All of the games last week,
beginning with a marathon on
Field 3 and ending with a
marathon on Field 4, were pret-
ty widely spaced, except the
Field 4 Thursday game between
First Christian and Celebration,
a one-run affair.
The Field 3 marathon opened
action last Tuesday night.
Bowling Green Baptist battled
to a 34-28 win over St. Alfonso
II.
Austin Helm, Mike Carte, J.J.
Johnston and Jeremy Goodwyn
all hit homers for Bowling
Green. Bryan Cook and Doug
each smacked a trio of doubles.
Robert Deuberry was the only
five-score batter.
For St. Alfonso two, Julian
Garcia hit a three-run homer
and doubled. Jessie Reyes and
Elias Ramirez both doubled and
tripled. Garcia circled the bases
five times and Rigo Briones had
five hits.







A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
"Now, what I am command-
ing you'today is not too diffi-
cult for you or beyond your
reach . No, the word (of
God) is very near you; it is in
your mouth and in your ear,
so you may obey it," said the
Lord.
Deuteronomy 20:11,14 (NIV)

FRIDAY
And you, little child (John
the Baptist) will be called the
prophet of the Most High; for
you will go before the Lord
Jesus to prepare the way for
His coming, to give His peo-
ple knowledge of their salva-
tion through the forgiveness
of their sins.
Luke 1:76-77 (PME)

SATURDAY
God-Of-The-Angel says,
"Treat one another justly.
Love your neighbors. Be
compassionate with one
another. Don't take advan-
tage of widows, orphans.,
visitors and the poor. Don't
plot and scheme against
one another that's evil."
Zechariah 7:9 (ME)

SUNDAY
Who is wise and under-
standing among you? By his
good life let him show his
works in the meekness of
wisdom ... The wisdom that
is of God is first pure, then
peaceable, open to reason,
full of mercy and good
deeds, without uncertainty
or insincerity.
James 3:13,17 (RSV)

MONDAY
I alone am God, your Lord,.
.. You have no God but Me,
for there is no other Savior.
Hosea 13:4a,c (TLB)

TUESDAY
Such prayer is right, and
approved by God our Savior,
whose will it is that all should
find salvation and come to
know the Truth. For there is
one God, and also one
Mediator between God and
men, Christ Jesus, who sac-
rificed Himself to win free-
dom (forgiveness) for all
mankind.
I Timothy 2:3-5 (NEB)


WEDNESDAY
The Lord has told you,
human, what is good; He
has told you what He wants
from you: to do what is right
to other people, love being
kind to others, and live
humbly, obeying your God.
Micah 6:8 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


- In the late game on Field 3,--past St Alfonso II 27-8 in the


Northside downed New Vision
Worship Center 28-4.
John Roberson homered
twice and Todd Rogers added a
solo homer for Northside.
Travis Wiggins and Roberson
each crossed home plate five
times and the other nine batters
each touched home four times.
Tyler Richardson, Ronnie
Hall, Curt Richardson and
Chris Boyette each scored for
New Vision. Boyette and Corey
Richardson were the only two-
hit batters and Hall had three
hits.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, First
Christian cruised past Primera
Mission Bautista Hispana 16-5
in the early game.
Justin Battles and Billy
Hernandez each homered twice
for First Christian with Travis
McClenithan and Alan Tubbs
adding solo shots. Obviously,
some of them were in-the-park
homers.
Andy Yancey came around to
cross home twice for Primera.
John McBride, Shay Baker and
Jason Evans each chipped in
with a run. Eric Mushrush had
twin hits and a pair of RBIs.
Simon Olvera also had twin
hits.
In the nightcap, Holy Child
drubbed St. Michael's 22-1.
Sam Rivera and Isauro Fig-
ueroa both homered for Holy
Child and Elias Ramirez dou-
bled twice. Jose Gomez and Mi-
guel Santoyo were each triple-
tally batters.
Leadoff batter O.T. Baez was
the only batter to get all the way
home for St. Michael, aided by
a Javis Parker hit. A Chad Clark
double went for naught as he
was stranded.
Thursday night's 6:45 game
was the thriller of the week, a
close encounter between First
Christian and Celebration
Church Hardee Campus.
First Christian won 14-13.
James Blum homered among
his three hits for First Christian.
He and McClenithan each
touched home three times.
Celebration countered with
homers by Mark Gilliard, Yogi
Lozano and B. Anderson. Brad
Rimes had four hits and Lozano
circled the bases three times.
The week's finale on Field 4
was another extra-long game,
with Holy Child outlasting
Primera 42-27.
Emanuel Rivers hit for the
cycle-plus for Holy Child, with
a homer, triple, double and pair
of singles for five RBIs. Elias
Ramirez homered twice as did
Isauro Figueroa, but Ramirez
scored five times. Briones'also
had five scores and Gomez had
six.
McBride slapped a pair of
homers, pair of doubles and a
triple for seven RBIs for Pri-
mera. Mushrush, Pedro Santos
and Evans each put four runs on
the board and McBride had
five.
On Field 3, St. Alfonso I blew


early game.
Dale Roberts, Ryan Thomas
and Francisco Rodriguez each
homered for St. Alfonso I.
Rodriguez also tripled twice.
Ten batters each crossed home
plate four times.
Roy Rodriguez homered and
doubled for St. Alfonso II.
Leadoff batter Julian Garcia Jr.
was the only four-score batter
but seven others circled the
bases three times apiece.
In the late game on Field 3,
Bowling Green battered New
Vision 31-1.
Doug homered twice and Ian
Trott added a solo homer for
Bowling Green. Michael Ma-
honey tripled and doubled three
times. Carte, Doug, Mahoney
and Trott each touched home
four times.
Boyette was the lone runner
to get all the way home for New
Vision. Adam and Corey each
doubled but were stranded as
were a half dozen other hatters.


Pet O f h We


Kitty is a domestic short-haired tabby. His previous
owners had to move and were unable to take him to
their new location. He has been neutered and is
litter-box trained. His adoption fee is $20.
Can you can provide a home or barn for him?
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Church Men Resume Play


HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten students will begin Monday, May 5, 2008 at
Bowling Green Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, North Wauchula Elementary,
Wauchula Elementary and Zolfo Springs Elementary.

Evening registrations will be held Monday, May 5th at Zolfo Springs 5:00-6:30
PM; Thursday, May 8th at North Wauchula 6:00-7:00 PM; Thursday, May 8th at
Bowling Green 5:30-6:30 PM; Thursday, May 8th at Wauchula Elementary 5:30-
7:00 PM; and Tuesday, May 20th for Hilltop Elementary 5:00-6:30 PM.

According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first grade unless
he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program.
Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2008.

Parents are required to bring an original birth certificate, current physical
and shot record.

Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter
school in the fall.

ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE
REGISTRO DEL JARDIN DE INFANTS

El registro para los estudiantes del Jardin de Infantes empezara el Lunes, 5 de Mayo,
2008 a la Escuela Primaria de Hilltop, la Escuela Primaria de Wauchula, la Escuela
Primaria de Norte Wauchula, la Escuela Primaria de Bowling Green'y la Escuela
Primaria de Zolfo Springs.

Registros por la tarde se sostendran el Lunes 5 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Zolfo
Springs desde las 5:00-6:30 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Norte
Wauchula desde las 6:00-7:00 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Bowling Green desde las 5:30-6:30 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Wauchula desde las 5:30-7:00 PM; el Martes 20 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Hilltop desde las 5:00-6:30 PM.

Segun Ley de Florida, ningun estudiante se permitira entrar en primer grado a memos
que el/ella ha completado un program public o privado aceptado del jardin de
infants. Los estudiantes del jardin de infants deben tener cinco anos adelante o antes
del 1 de Septiembre, 2008.

Los padres se exigen que traigan un certiflcado del nancimiento original, un fisico
actual y el registro de inmunizaciones.

Estudiantes que no han reunido los requisitos anteriores no se permitiran entrar en
escuela por el otono. 4:17,24c


**********ATTENTION*********

PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED

The Local Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has been advised of a change that will require a report
be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners and Florida Housing Finance Corporation by December
31st. This requirement can be seen in its entirety at the Office of Community Development but in part states:
Under this requirement the Advisory Committee shall review established policies and procedures, ordinances,
land development regulations and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the Hardee County BOCC.
The committee shall recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while
protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. The recommendations may include the modification
or repeal of existing policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations or plan provisions; the creation of exceptions
applicable to affordable housing; or the adoption of new policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, or plan
provisions including recommendations to amend the local government comprehensive'plan and corresponding
regulations, ordinances and other policies. At a minimum, the advisory committee shall submit a report to the
BOCC that includes recommendations on the implementation of affordable housing incentives in all or part of
the following areas:
(a) The processing of approvals of development orders or permits, as defined in s. 163.3164(7) and (8), for
affordable housing projects is expedited to a greater degree than other projects.
(b) The modification of impact-fee requirements, including reduction or waiver of fees and alternative meth-
ods of fee payment for affordable housing.
(c) The allowance of flexibility in densities for affordable housing.
(d) The reservation of infrastructure capacity for housing for very low-income persons, low-income persons,
and moderate-income persons
(e) The allowance of affordable accessory residential units in residential zoning districts
(f) The reduction of parking and setback requirements for affordable housing
(g) The allowance of flexible lot configurations, including zero-lot line configurations for affordable housing.
(h) The modification of street requirements for affordable housing.
(i) The establishment of a process by which a local government considers, before adoption, policies, pro-
cedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions that increase the cost of housing.
(j) The preparation of a printed inventory of locally owned public lands suitable for affordable housing.
(k) The support of development near transportation hubs and major employment centers and mixed-use
developments.
This Advisory Committee was compiled of different people of all ages, in all economic situations and ethnic
origins. We need your help. We have not had the same experiences that you might have had and need to find
out what is working and what is not so that we can make Hardee County a better place to live.
If you have had the necessity, in the past six years to utilize any of the county services, including but not lim-
ited to the Community Development, Building, Zoning and Planning Departments; Road and Bridge, Mining or
any other county office, and have information that could be beneficial to this committee in order to comply with
this new requirement, please contact (in writing) to Hardee County Office of Community Development, 412 W.
Orange St., Rm 201, Wauchula, FL 33873. If you would prefer to voice your opinion or recommendation
please attend the next public meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee on Tuesday, May
13th at 5:30pm at the Office of Community Development.

We look forward to reading and hearing the opinions
of our fellow residents of Hardee County. 4:17c










How Best To Honor Vets


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the many discussions
Monday night was considera-
tion of how to honor Hardee
County's many veterans.
Commissioner Clarence Bo-
lin raised the question in the
around-the-table comment por-
tion at the endof the Wauchula
City Commission meeting
Monday evening.
Bolin suggested that on
Memorial Day, Veterans Day or
the Fourth of July, it would be
only right to place flags at the
gravesites of World War I,
World War II and other veterans
buried in Wauchula Cemetery,
and perhaps all the cemeteries
in Hardee County.
Some of the monuments need
cleaning, and some flags at
gravesides are tattered, but
since they are private proper-
ties, purchased by the family,
there could be inadvertent dam-
ages. It was suggested that fam-
ilies be notified where tomb-
stones need repair.
"Someone needs to pick it up.
We need to honor those who
died protecting our freedom,"
insisted Bolin, when someone
suggested the American Legion
or other civic group could take
it on as a project.
Anyone who wants to give
permission for flags to be
placed at their veteran's grave-
side can contact Bolin at work
(773-3356) or home (773-
4788).
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Heard a complaint from a
Fourth Avenue business owner
on the nighttime noise and dis-
ruption of the city landscaping
project. Neither city public


works or city staff was notified
-that work, including graders
with backup beepers and other
construction equipment was
being used at night.
A curfew on equipment noise
is not applicable in business
areas, although commissioners
noted that it could be heard in
nearby residential areas as well.
Another complaint was that
both sides of East Main Street
were without sidewalks at the
'same time, when the work
could have been alternated.
Commissioners were advised
the night work was done be-
cause of traffic safety concerns
in the daytime. Commissioner
Ken Lambert was perturbed
that changes in the specifica-
tions on the contract were done
without commission approval.
It was noted that the street-
scaping was being completed
with grant dollars and no city
funds were being used for it.
Heard a complaint from a
resident about handling of his
code enforcement citations,
saying he was not notified of
how he could appeal the code
board decisions and was not
able to appeal within the
required 30 days.
City attorney Cliff Ables said
there is no appeal to the com-
mission, rather the statute calls
for it to be appealed to the
Circuit Court. Since the resi-
dent was represented by an
attorney, even though he wasn't
able to come to the code board
meeting, it was assumed he
would provide advice on the
appeal procedure. Ables said he
is not able to give legal advice
to others as he represents the
city.


THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE
Three bicycle riders, looking Tour de France ready, cruise past
a small enclave of shops beckoning tourists to stop and spend.
They find their Sunday morning destination: breakfast at an out-
door cafe.
Within whiffing distance of the cyclist's breakfast, other peo-
ple arrive at their Sunday morning destination: a traditional white
steepled church.
Inside, Pastor Paul Schneider leads the congregation in its first
chorus: "In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world, give me Jesus."
Me? I was inside the church that morning.
But seeing those bicycle riders, I was reminded of my Sunday
mornings nine years ago. Then, a long bike ride and breakfast with
friends was what the day was all about. Now, attending church and
worshiping God seems normal while the other option is extremely
abnormal.
A radical life change is sometimes referred to as a "Damascus
road experience.". This references the Apostle Paul's conversion
from Christian persecutor to ardent follower of Jesus. Traveling
down the Damascus road intent on imprisoning Christians, sud-
denly a great light struck him, knocking him to the ground.
Lying on the ground, he asked the same question I once asked:
"Who are you, Lord?"
You can hop on your bike every Sunday morning, ride beauti-
ful roads with good companions and eat lots of great waffles. Yet,
it's almost guaranteed, you'll someday wonder: "Is this all there is
to life?"
You may say that I'm wrong, claiming ultimate satisfaction in
non-God pursuits. That's unfortunate. You're missing the ride of
your life.
My suggestion: Ride your Damascus road. And may God bless
you with a time of lying on the ground asking: "Who are you,
Lord?"
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.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended April 9, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,466 com-
pared to 6,247 last week and 6,149 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 1.00 to 3.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



'Slaughter Cows:
52.00.

Slaughter Bulls:
71.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:'
200-300 lbs., 120.00-155.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-132.00; and
400-500 lbs., 98.00-117.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 97.00-140.00;
300-400 lbs., 92.00-117.50; and
400-500 lbs., 87.00-100.00.
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-

Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 55.00-


Commissioners asked that in
the future, those cited and fined
by the code board be given a
copy of the statute describing
the appeal process.
City Manager Rick Giroux
said the code board is lenient
and gives a bit of attitude, usu-
ally considerable time before
code-violators are fined. Ables
noted the resident's fines had
been reduced from $18,000 to
$9,000 and acknowledged that
he had filed for foreclosure of
the outstanding code enforce-
ment lien on the outstanding
balance.
Were advised of the
upcoming showing of the film
"Cracker," which includes a
portion filmed in Hardee
County. It will be shown at
Wauchula City Hall Auditor-
ium, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, on Friday, April 25, at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.
Donations will be accepted. The
full-length feature depicts the


.past, present and hopeful future
of the Florida cowboy.
Discussed proceeding
with the hiring of a building
inspector and start of the city's
building department. A work-
shop will be set up as soon as
possible to finalize the plans for
it.
Sat as the Community
Redevelopment Board (CRA)
and approved a $500,000 credit
loan to the city for "bridge"
financing for the streetscaping
project. Rick Schappacher,
Kimbley-Horn &.Associates
engineer working on the pro-
ject, said reimbursements fron
the state Department of Trans-
portation have been coming in a
timely manner, so the "bridge
loan" financing would probably
not be used, just available.
Approved a resolution
proclaiming May 10 as Therapy
Dog Awareness Day, noting that
animals help people heal or deal
with a variety of illnesses.


E9'MBTR


S- Heard Jennifer Coda-
Salisbury provide a draft of the
annual update of the Evaluation
and Appraisal report required
by the state Department of
Community Affairs. The EAR
report was from a March public
meeting attended by only four
people, city'staff and commis-
sioners Jerry Conerly and
Connie Spieth. The preliminary
report deals with such issues as
transportation,' housing, infra-
strature, economic develop-
ment, parks and recreation, and
water supply.
Another public meeting will
be held at the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council's
Bartow office on April 30.
Discussed meeting twice
a month instead of monthly,
with a meeting the first Monday
being for workshop items
instead of setting a variety of
workshops here and again.
Approved a group of
ordinances. The first three were


about the city's 6.47 acres at
1322 E. Main Street, which had
inadvertently never been an-
nexed into the city. One ordi-
nance does that, another
changes the future land use des-
ignation from county Town
Center to city Conservation,
and another changes the zoning
designation from county Agri-
cultural I to city Conservation.
Another ordinance updates
the city's five-year capital
improvements plan.
One sets cemetery prices of
$2,000 for each mausoleum
crypt and $600 for cemetery
spaces.
Several ordinances deal with
properties at 306 and 312
South Seventh Avenue and 201
West Bay Street, changing them
from residential to commercial
designation.
The final ordinance closes an
unused alley between Ninth and
10th avenues and south from
West Bay Street.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Eight Hardee High tracksters
garnered 11 first-place medals
at the District 10 Track Meet
last week.
Lady 'Cat seniors Postnea
"Tina" Louisjeune, Andrea
"Drea" Parkinson and Gloria
Solis. collected five gold
medals. On the boys side of the
ledger, it was seniors Jimmy
Cimeus, Pete Solis, Marwin
Simmons and Jean Frenot and
ninth grader Carlos Ramirez
sharing six winners medals.
In all, 16 'Cat athletes will go
to the Regional track meet
today (Thursday) at Titusville.
Each placed *either in the top
four of an individual event or
top three in relays. Others
advancing are Jalyn Smith,
Briana Aguila, Mylekia Steven-
son, Gilberto Gutierrez, Murad
Ottallah, Devonte Carter, Ezayi
Youyoute and Jayquan Gandy.
The Hardee boys team took
the Class 2A District 10 title
with 166.5 points, with DeSoto
placing second at 123.5. Lemon
Bay was third with 108 points,
followed in order by Clearwater
Central Catholic, Lennard, Bra-
den River, Spoto, St. Petersburg
Catholic and Cardinal Mooney.
Meanwhile, Hardee girls
were third overall, behind win-



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Andrea "Drea" Parkinson (center) and Postnea "Tena"
Louisjeune may be headed to state track meet again.
Here, they talk with a college recruiter during the recent
Florida Relays at Florida State University.


ning Lemon Bay with 132
points and Cardinal Mooney
with 127.5. Hardee was the
only other squad with more
than 100 points, scoring 116.5,
well ahead of Clearwater
Central Catholic, Spoto, St.
Petersburg Catholic, DeSoto,
Braden River and Lennard.
Louisjeune won two events,.
the high jump and long jump,
placed second in the triple jump
and fourth in the 200-meter
dash. Teammate Parkinson was
first in the triple jump and 100-
meter hurdles and second in the
300-high hurdles. Gloria Solis
placed first in the discus and
second in the shotput. Smith
was fourth in the 400-meter run
and joined Solis, Aguila and
Stevenson in placing third in
the 4x400-meter relay.


6ammons pocketed a pair of
first-place medals, in the long
jump and triple jump. Cimeus
was first in the 110 hurdles and
second in the long jump. Pete
Solis was first in the 400 meter
dash and second in both the
pole vault and 800-meter run.
Frenot was first in the 300 hur-
. des and second in the triple
jump. Ramirez won the discus
and placed second in the shot
put.
Gutierrez was second in the
.3,200-meter run, and Gandy
second in the 100-meter dash
and third in the 200-meter.
Youyoute was third in the 200
dash and fourth in the triple
jump. Hardee was third in the
4x800-meter relay with Gutier-
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and Frenot.
Under appeal is the boys
4x400-relay win with Frenot,
Simmons, Carter and Youyoute.
Both first-place Hardee and
second-place DeSoto were dis-
qualified for exuberance, "un-
sportsmanlike conduct." Hav-
ing that team included in the


regionals could gi\e Hardee the
edge for a good shot at winning
the boys regional title.
Other Hardee tracksters con-
tributing in the district meet
were Lacey Garza, Kelsheem
White, Kara Norris, Yesenia
Vargas, Michael McTaw,
LaCresha Carlton, Brittany
Brown, Tre' Anderson, Mary


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BOWING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CIIURCH
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.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m .
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ...................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training... .....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time .......7:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMER MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domningos Escuela D)on ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio tie Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
M icrcoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CIIURCI
3365 South US Iwy 17
M morning Service ..................10:30 a.mn.
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
Conun.
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1...1..: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.
SWorship Service .................. I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday ........................7:00 p.m.
CIIURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men s Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
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WAUCHULA

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMIIPLE 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.......... 1:00 a.m.
Predicacion ........................ 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblic. 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
TIE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............1... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCII
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 Servie ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.

THlE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship............................. 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Body builders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

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


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


WAUCHULA

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

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ................(.....(st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ..................... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' 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 ............1.... 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ...:......8:30 a.m.

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE

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 ...................0:00 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.'


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WAUCHULA

SWAUCHULA CIURCI 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
SPANISII 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 TIrail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsvile Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ...................... :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.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHI
Corner of 6th & Suwanee
Bible Study .......................
Worship Service ...............

GARDNER BAPTIST
South Hwy. 17 494
Sunday School .................
Morning Worship .............
Wednesday Prayer ...........

MARANATHA BAF
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Rober
& Oxendine Rds. 735-:
0989
Sunday School .................
W orship .............................
Evening........ ................
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet

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ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMER 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 ............................6:00p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


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FROM
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D A man in Jacksonville, Fla.,
IRCH discovered a two-headed
S-735-0114 lizard.
...10:00 a.m.
.1:00 a.m. The heads are at opposite
ends. When it tries to walk, its
CHURCH legs move in opposite direc-
1-5456 tons.
...10:00 a.m. That lizard reminds me of
...11:00 a.m. the Bible verse: "A double-
.....7:00 p.m. minded man is unstable in all

PTIST his ways."
He's a man with two heads.
ts Special One believes, the other does-
2524 773- n't. One wants to do good, the
other wants to do evil. One
...10:00 a.m. turns to God, and the other
...11:00 a.m. turns from Him.
.....6:00 p.m. Every decision he makes is
...7:00 p.m. uncertain. He turns first this
way, and then that.
a human Believe wholeheartedly,
opportunity yield completely, and avoid
the frustration and failure of a
-Seneca double-minded person.


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April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


HJHS Volleyball


Resumes Play


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Coming back from 'Spring
Break, the Hardee Junior High
girls volleyball teams had only
one evening of action last week.
After the layoff, the girls
played well, but were outscored
by both the Avon Park seventh
and eighth graders on their own
court.
This week, Hardee hosted
Sebring on Monday and gets a
visit today (Thursday) from
Lake Placid Middle School.
Next week's games are split,
home Monday when Hill-Gus-
tat comes to call and at DeSoto
on Thursday. The season finale
is at home on Monday, April 28.
Seventh graders play at 5:30
and the eighth grade about 6:30
p.m.
Against Avon Park, Myah
Gonzalez and Ashley Arm-
strong were the Hardee seventh
grade leaders. Gonzalez had the
team high seven service points


and Armstrong had four perfect
'passes. Other seventh graders
on the squad are Tara Deeson,
Danielle Milby, Kayla Nichols,
Kayla Knight, Shelby Arse-
nault, Ana Saldivar and Jessica
Harrison.
The eighth graders also
slipped to Avon Park in two
games. Leading the junior Lady
Wildcats were Kailah White
with five service points and
three perfect passes and Brenda
Zamora with five service points
and eight perfect passes.
Danely Flores had a pair of
kills and a solo block. Sabrina
Hernandez also had two kills
and added five perfect passes.
Summer Palmer chipped in
with four service points and six
assists.
Other eighth graders are
Angelica Flores, Taylor Bolin,
Courtney Parks, Ashley Nich-
ols, Meghan Graham, Rebekah
Nix, Maria Anselmo, Taylor
Pohl and Cierra Martinez.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


PHOTOS BY ALEX GILLIARD
Suiting up for the Hardee Junior High Lady Wildcat eighth grade team this year are (kneeling, from left) Taylor Pohl,
Sabrina Hernandez, Cierra Martinez, Maria Anselmo, Angelica Flores and Rebekah Nix; (back row), manager Riana
Parks, Courtney Parks, Meghan Graham, Taylor Bolin, Summer Palmer, Kailah White, Ashley Nichols and manager
Addison Aubry.


KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on April 9 were
Richard and Jett Brayton, Jerry
and Alta Lauer and Bill and
Margaret Bohl. Don Plumley
led the U.S. Pledge, Bernice
English led the Canadian
Pledge and Nancy Morrison led
the prayer. The 50/50 winners
were Bill and Diane Burget,
Gary Breyer and Ev McNeil
and Herb and Pat Kimball. This
was the last koffee klatch for
this season.
BINGO
Jim Phillips and Dora Mor-
gan split the paper special on
April 7 and Norma Zank won
the hot-ball jackpot. There will
be two more Monday-night bin-
gos.
CHURCH
Church service on April 6
opened with the Rev. Winne
leading everyone in singing
"Jesus Christ Is Lord." Rosalie
Folnsbee sang a beautiful solo,
"One Day at a Time," accompa-
nied by pianist Carol Merillat.
Jim Bolhouse, organist, and the
pianist played "How Great
Thou Art" during the receiving
of the offering by ushers Bob
Wilday and Lowell Gordon.
'Don Merillat gave the offertory
prayer.
Scripture from the Book of
Joshua 1:2-9 was the basis for
Winne's sermon, titled, "Trust
in the Lord."
Church service for April 6
was the last for .the season.
Services for next season will


resume the first Sunday in
November. The service closed
with the singing of "God Be
with You Till We Meet Again."
PRAYERS
Please keep the following
people in your prayers as
they undergo treatments or
surgeries: Carl Stromme, Keith
Munsie, Milt Miller, Mary-
Stewart, Joanne and Gene
Rambacher, Buck Walters, Bill
Cooke, Bert Elofson, Jean
Beshel and Beth Frisbie's sister.
WELCOME TO PARADISE
Well, it is that time where all
good things must end for this
season. I would like to thank
everyone who contributed to
my articles, especially Zane
Heffner for his excellent job in
writing the church article every
week for several years.
If you are traveling over the
summer, please keep your park
directory with you as I am sure
everyone would enjoy a sur-
prise visit. Please keep me in-
formed by e-mail as to what is
happening to you and your fam-
ily and other residents, and I
will do my best to pass on your
information. If you are in our
area of Ontario Aug. 9, don't
forget the Crystal Lake Re-
union.
Doug and I wish everyone a
happy, healthy and safe sum-
mer. Have a safe trip home for
those still here. Until next
November, may God bless you
and your family


Seventh graders playing volleyball this season are (first row, from left) Kayla Nichols, Tara Deeson, Ana Saldivar,
Danielle Milby and Ashley Armstrong; (back row) manager Riana Parks, Jessica Harrison, Myah Gonzales, Kayla
Knight, Shelby Arsenault and manager Addison Aubry.


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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.hardeecountv.net
or at the
Hardee County
Office of
Community
Development,
Courthouse Annex,
412 W. Orange St.,
Rom 201,
Wauchula, FL


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School


Lunc Meus-


IfetE ARYb C OL|
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Sausage.on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Potato Rounds, Chocolate
Chip Cookie, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog (Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans, Juice,
Jell-O) and Milk
S JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Sausage on a Bun or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Corn,
Applesauce, Juice, Biscuit) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon
Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Beanie Weenies or Cheese-
burger on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Juice, Potato Rounds,
Chocolate Chip Cookies) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Peaches,-Juice, Milk


Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Garden Peas,
Mashed Potatoes, Salad Ba;
Pears, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Lasagna or Stacked Ham
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Roll, Green Beans, Juice, Apple
Crisp, Salad Bar) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich or
Max Stick Mozz. (Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Jell-O, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Roll, Pears, Juice) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Beets, Juice Bar, Pineapple
Crisp, Cornbread) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Peas & Carrots, Corn,
Cole Slaw, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Pine-
apple Chunks, Cinnamon Toast,
Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Waldorf Salad, Pears,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits,
Cheese Toast, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Refried Beans w/Cheese,
Corn, Mexican Rice, Straw-
berries & Peaches, Juice) and
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Greetings from Fort Green. I
have not heard any bad news, so
am believing everything is
going good in this little part of
God's green earth.
Betty Abbott has been busy.
A first cousin, Roy, and his
.wife, Mary Poulin, motored
down from Vassalboro, Maine,
to spend a few days with her.
Betty had not seen them in
about 24 years. They caught up
on many childhood memories.
It is great fun reminiscing with
someone who was there! Some-
times, they are all gone and we
just tell others how it used to be.
Her cousin retired from the
service after 25 years. They had
never picked an orange, and this
was a thrill to them. Naturally,
they had many Kodak memo-
ries to take home with them.
Being from Maine, they were
not used to our Southern cook-
ing. Betty said she cooked a real
Southern meal for them, yellow
squash, green beans with little
red potatoes cooked in them,
and pork and rice cooked to-
gether. Of course, she served
sweet iced tea! For dessert she
had homemade pound cake
with strawberries. The cousins
thought she was a fabulous
cook and loved the Southern
food!
Also visiting was Mel Mayo.
He is from Massachusetts and
spends his winters in Wauchula.
He is a friend of the Poulins. He
enjoyed the visit and meal just
as much as they did.
Betty was born and raised in
Vassalboro. She married A.E.
Abbott Jr. in June 1945, and he
was discharged from the service
in December 1945. They imme-
diately started south and rode
the train to Fort Green. Mr
Abbott Sr. met the train three
times before they arrived. In
those days, there were not many
regular telephones so they
could let him know which train
they would be on much less a
cell phone! Betty said they had
to go to Wauchula for her to call
her mother in Maine and let her
know they arrived safe and
sound! Betty has retained her
Maine accent and is a joy to
know and visit.
Earl and Mary Bargeron and
Sherman and Rilla Cooper went
to Waldo this past week to
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gobblers with the long beards.
Of course, this was two weeks
before hunting season. They
went back to Georgia last week.
Ashley and Jamie were ready to
kill that big gobbler. You could
hear them gobbling. Bud imme-
diately called them using his
trusted caller, but those turkeys
would not heed his message.
Now, is that smart or not?
Turkeys must be smart to know
when it is hunting season and
when f is not.
Mildred Cooper fell several
months ago and it was neces-
sary for her to move in with her
daughters, Gwen Albritton. She
has fallen several times since
living with Gwen. Betty Abbot
said she tries to visit her once a
week. They are sisters-in-law.
Betty said she took her half a
pound cake recently. She enjoys
visiting and remembering the
"good old days." Mrs. Mil-
dred's granddaughter is living
in her old home place.
Randy Davis is quite a fisher-
man. He is one who always
knows where to cast his line.
The other day he was fishing in


camped on the grounds. Now
many of you think of camping
as in a tent or at the motel, but
they drove their gas-guzzling
motorhomes! But is was worth
the gas as they heard some good
groups, the Perrys, the
McKameys, Helen Peck and
New River and too many more
to mention.
It rained hard while we were
in Waldo, but would stop long
enough to walk to the pavilion.
If you have never been to
Waldo, make sure you obey the
speed signs. They are known as
the speed trap of Florida per
AAA. When you come over the
hill and the limit drops to 35
you better slam on the brakes!
If you like gospel music you
need to try and attend one of
Bill Bailey's concerts. He puts
one on in driving distance of
Wauchula over in Palmetto
every February.
Betty Abbott and Joyce
Coker motored to Wauchula for
a leisurely lunch at Nicholas'
Restaurant. Joyce had been a
little under the weather. So glad
she is feeling better.
The ladies of Fort Green
Church gave Brandi Roberts a
bridal shower last Thursday.
She will be married on April 26.
Many useful and pretty gifts
were brought for Brandi. She is
a pretty girl and will be a beau-
tiful bride!
I have always been told
turkeys are so dumb that they
will stand in the yard and look
.up at the rain until they drown.
The other day, I read an article
stating how intelligent they'
were. I am inclined to believe
the latter. Bud, Connie and
Ashley Abbott were in north
Georgia recently. Bud bought a.
hundred acres of land with:
plenty of pine trees and good'
hammocks. It appeared to be
loaded with wildlife, including
plenty of turkeys
While up checking on the
progress of a cabin they are
having built, he could call the
turkeys to within 50 feet of
himself. There were plenty of


Dear Editor:
This week, schools, campus-
es and communities across the
country celebrate National
Library Week, a time to remind
the public about the contribu-
tion libraries, librarians and
library workers make to their
communities everyday.
Library use is up nationwide
among all types of library users,
continuing a decade-long trend,
and it's easy to see why.
Libraries are places where
everyone can go to discover the
world.
People of all ages visit the
library for entertainment, self-
help or to find their place in the
community. With free resources
like books, magazines, DVDs
and computer wifi access,
libraries help people find new
jobs, do better in school, tackle
projects and learn new ways to
improve their health.
What makes the library


unique is access to trained pro-
fessionals librarians to
help people find and interpret
the information they need to
make a difference in their lives.
Our libraries also help keep
us connected, providing space
for people of all ages, classes
and races to come together,
while keeping us connected to
events and people around the
world. It's where people can
keep up with world events or
research where to volunteer
locally.
What can you discover?
National Library Week is the
perfect time to find out. Join'
your family, friends and com-
munity. Join the circle of
knowledge at your library.

Respectfully,
Patti Lang
Library Director
Hardee County Public
Library


Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell-the property described
beloWito enforce a lien imposed on said property under THE FLORIDA SELF
STORAGE FACILITY ACT STATUES (83.901-93.809). The undersigned will
sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 26th day 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 only. All purchased items
sold AS IS, where is, and must be removed at the time of sale. We reserve the right
to reject any and all bids. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement
between the owner and obligated party. Dated this April 7, 2008.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

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April 21-23
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Building People and Places for Kingdom Expansion
Rick is a third generation Pentecostal preacher who believes the demonstration
of the power of the Holy Spirit is relevant and effective for meeting the needs of
today's society. He believes strongly in young people and their potential to
change the world. Rick believes that it is extremely important to reach this
generation with the Gospel
He uses a highly motivated and energetic preaching style to reach all people.


Tampa Bay and, as usual,
brought home a good mess of
fish. After eating their fill, his
wife, Faye, and Edith and
Norma took a plate to Polly
Banda along with some banana
pudding made from scratch.
Mrs. Polly is a new friend we
have made and lives in Fort
Green Springs. She has liver
cancer and some church mem-
bers were called and requested.
pray for her. In the course of
this we have met her personally
and she is a lovely little lady.
She says she is ready to go if-
God calls her, and if He doesn't
she is willing to stay and get t6
know her new friends better.
Her desire is to be in the will of
the Lord.
All you Fort Green folks,
remember Janie Arnold is Mary
Samuels' sister. Janie had bad
news from her doctor. Please
pray for her.
We received 2 1/4 inches of
rain over the weekend. We are
grateful for this abundant rain.
Take care and God bless you.
Pray for one another.


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April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Pool League News
By Dave Brown, League President

The newly formed Hardee County BCA Pool League will pro-
mote the game of pool in Hardee County. The league plays accord-
ing to the BCA (Billiard Congress of America) league rules, which
uses a handicap system that makes it fair for advanced, intermedi-
ate and novice players to compete. Also, playing by BCA League
Rules eliminates the bar-to-bar rules variations that so often lead to
unpleasant confrontations.
The league was founded on March 11 by Dave Brown, a
Wauchula resident and a seasoned player with over 30 years of
league and tournament experience.
"League Play began April 8 with 16 players which are cur-
rently organized into four teams with four players each. The play-
ers are both men and women over the age of 21. Pool playing skill
is unimportant," said Brown.
He continued, "At this time we are playing informally without
a BCA Sanction. However, by May, when we hope to have 30 or
more players, we can become an official BCA-sanctioned league.
"The Hardee County BCA League will be a lot of fun. You
meet your Hardee County neighbors and compete in a friendly
relaxed atmosphere. We have a wide variety of players including:
bankers, cowboys, electricians, farmers, fence contractors, house-
wives, landscape contractors, lawyers, nurses, plumbers, retired
people, truck drivers and waitresses," Brown said.
Player experience varies. A few are beginners, but most are
average and a few are seasoned players. The teams are organized
with the few experienced players spread out among all teams. This
provides fair competition and helps the average and novice players
improve their skills.
Playing in the league is inexpensive. Weekly league dues are
only $5. All of the dues money goes to trophies and cash prizes.
No money is used for league administration. Starting in May, when
there is a BCA Sanction, there will be a $10 Annual BCA League


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Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Christophers


LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD
If there's one thing most folks know about The Christophers,
it's our motto: "It's better to light one candle than to curse the dark-
ness." So, decades ago when it was time to name this weekly col-
umn as a reminder of our positive beliefs, it was called, simply,
"Light One Candle."
Until very recently Dennis Heaney wrote it, but now that he
has retired, two of us will be sharing this welcome task. Jerry
Costello, our interim director, has already introduced himself to
you. And now it's my privilege to do the same.
My name is Stephanie Raha and you could best describe me as
a Christopher "lifer." I joined the editorial staff in 1975, then
moved to the television department where I produced our
"Christopher Closeup" television program. But my love for the
written word eventually opened the door for me to become editor-
in chief, a position I've enjoyed for 18 years. So if my words ever
seem familiar, it's because I've been editing this column for so
long.
It's just one part of this amazing Christopher movement that
Father James Keller started back in 1945. His basic idea was to use
the media to remind men, women and young people that each and
every one of them was unique and has been blessed with the God-
given power to change things for the better. That was pretty potent
stuff back then and it still is.
By the time I came on the scene, Keller's vision had created an
internationally recognized organization that used the print and elec-
tronic media to invite people of all faiths, or no faith, to see them-
selves as people on a mission to do good, not only for themselves
and their loved ones, but for all God's children the neighbors we
meet in our daily lives and even those strangers we will never
know.
Shortly after I started here, my dad showed me a few copies of
"Christopher News Notes" that he had saved over the years because
they meant something special to him. I've often read letters and
spoken with countless people who've felt the same about our mes-
sage of hope. Most of them speak warmly of the encouragement
we've given them to persevere even in trying times. Others talk
about their efforts to make tomorrow better than today.
"As far as changing the world the only person you can
change is yourself," wrote a Christopher friend in Massachusetts.
"But by doing that you bring a change into other people's lives,
making the world a better place."
Another from Pennsylvania told us, "I have tried to take per-
sonal responsibility in many things to do what I should do or can
do as an example. I try to speak up on issues. I try to practice my
religion. I try to be a good citizen. I would like to think I'm a
Christopher."
I'm sure Father Keller would agree.
For a free copy "Giving From The Heart," write: The Christophers,
5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christo-
phers.org.


Chalkboard
By Gina Neuhofer
School Board Member


AG LITERACY DAY
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Inc. is a non-profit orga-
nization that develops and trains teachers and agriculture industry
volunteers in its agricultural curricula and materials, which they in
turn use to educate students about the importance of agriculture.
It also provides grant money for projects that teach students
where their food comes from, and the important contributions
Florida farmers make to their communities and their state.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Inc. has worked closely
with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
for the past five years to establish an official annual Ag Literacy
Day in Florida. This program is one of many it has established in
support of its mission of helping students and teachers gain a bet-
ter understanding of Florida agriculture.
On Ag Literacy Day, volunteers are asked to visit elementary
school classrooms across the state, read a selected book and talk to
the students about the importance of agriculture.
This month, the Hardee County School Board is participating
'in the fifth annual Ag Literacy Day. All five board members will
visit the elementary schools and read this year's book, "These
Florida Farms!" At the conclusion of the lesson, the classroom
teachers will receive a packet of activities based on the Sunshine
State Standards that they can do with their students to further their
knowledge of Florida agriculture. Additionally, each school library
will receive its own copy of the book for the other classes to enjoy.
The Hardee County School Board is honored to participate in
Ag Literacy Day. We will join hundreds of other volunteers who
read to thousands of Florida students every year, recognizing and
supporting our students as our mission statement reflects:
"Building learning partnerships with home, school, and com-
munity to ensure personal and academic excellence."


membership fee for each player.
League competition began April 8 at 7 p.m. with a pair of four-
person teams playing out of Wauchula Moose Lodge and two more
four-person teams playing out of Wauchula Bowl of Fun.
Each week the teams rotate and play another team until each
team has played every other team twice. Then there will be a party
with trophies and cash prizes and another season will begin.
There are many new player applications and in May, the
Hardee County BCA League will expand, hopefully adding two
more four-person teams who will play at the Elks Lodge and two
more four-person teams who will play at the Bowling Green
Country Club.
If necessary, the league can expand the players per team to
five, six or seven players each. That will allow for 56 league play-
ers before running out of pool tables in Hardee County on Tuesday
nights. "Then, if the majority wish, we can expand to Wednesday
and/or Thursday," said Brown.
In May, if we grow our league to 32 players (eight four-person
teams), we will qualify for and obtain a BCA Sanction. As an offi-
cial Hardee County BCA Pool League, we will receive all of the
benefits of the Billiard Congress of America, which includes, BCA
e-mails and newsletters that will keep us informed of the latest rule
changes and schedule of events.
It will also qualify all Hardee County BCA Pool League mem-
bers to participate in local, state and national BCA Tournaments,
educational seminars, parties and other events such as:
the West Coast Challenge in Bradenton where over 1,000
Florida VNEA and BCA players enjoy a fun weekend of parties,
lessons and 8-Ball competition; and
the Bahamas Shoot-out where over 2,000 VNEA and BCA
players from all over the U.S. compete for thousands of dollars in


prizes and enjoy a thrilling weekend in the Bahamas.
A person can check out all of the BCA events by visiting
www.playbca.org
"Most Hardee County bar owners agree that on Tuesday
evening, business is very slow and not very profitable. Therefore,
they welcome the 10 to 20 Hardee County Pool League players and
spouses who spend at least two hours on each of their pool tables
every Tuesday evening. It costs the bars nothing and they usually
gain a few regular customers," Brown explained.
Any Hardee County bar that has a pool table and would like to
host a Hardee County Pool League team, can call Brown at 863-
735-0813.
"Any person who would like to become a player in the
Tuesday evening fun, please stop by one of the above bars and
complete an application form or call the league office at 863-735-
0813 between 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"Everyone is welcome including young, middle aged, old,
men, women (no children, you must be 21 years of age) and any
race or ethnic group.
"If you have ever thought about playing pool, now is the time!
Call 863-735-0813 today," continued Brown.
"There is no excuse!
If you do not have a pool cue, we will find you one.
If you do not know how to play, we will teach you.
If you do not know the rules of league play, you will get a
free rules lesson and a free BCA Rules Book.
If you play embarrassingly poor, you will be among friends
who will help you improve your game.
If you are a real hot shot whiz bang pool player, you will be.
surprised with the competition from some of our seasoned Hardee
County Pool League Players," concluded Brown.


2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Wauchula

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and
services we deliver to you every day Our water source is the Floridan Aquifer. The water is filtered by reverse osmosis, then chlorinated for
disinfection.
Ifyou have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at 863-773-6686. The City of
Wauchula routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where
indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period ofJanuary 1 to December 31, 2007.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following
definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as
feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level ofa contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to
health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration ofa contaminant that, ifexceeded triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that
addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to
health
In 2004, a source water assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found 16 potential sources of contamination near
the wells. These included petroleum storage tanks and a wastewater treatment plant The levels of risk range from low to high. Source water
assessments are posted at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp/.

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of Sampling Violation Detected
Measurement (mo/yr.) Y/N
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 2/05 N 3.4 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Radium 226 or combined 2/05 N 1.1 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/l)
Inorganic Contaminants
Contaminant aOd'Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level MCLG MCL Likely Soiirceof Confaminalio"
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected
(moJyr.)


Barium (ppm)


0.031


Discharge of drilling wastes;
discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits


Fluoride (ppm) 2/05 N 0.59 4 4 Erosion ofnatural deposits; water
additive which promotes strong teeth
when at optimum levels between 0.7
and 1.3 ppm; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum factories
Sodium (ppm) 2/05 N 9.5 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from
soil
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 2/05 N I N/A 15 Residue from man-made pollution
such as auto emissions and paint;
_lead pipe, casing, and solder

Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th No. of MCLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentile sampling (Action
(moJyr.) Y/N Result sites Level)
exceeding
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) 10/05 N 1.3 2 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(ppm) erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
Lead (tap water) 10/05 N 1 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits
For bromate, chloramines. or chlorine, the level detected is the the highest running annual average (RAA). computed quarterly.
of monthly averages of all samples collected. For haloacetic acids or TTHM, the level detected is the highest RAA. computed
quarterly. of quarterly averages of all samples collected if the system is monitoring quarterly or is the average of all samples taken
during the year if the system monitors less frequently than quarterly. Range of Results is the range of individual sample results (loIcest
to highest) for all monitoring locations, including Initial Distribution System Eviluation (IDSE) results as well as Stage 1 compliance
results.




Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL.or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.17 0.8-2.0 MRDLG MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control microbes
=4
Haloacetic Acids 8/06 N 5.9 NA MCL 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAAS) (ppb)
TTHM [Total 8/06 N 17.37 NA MCL 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes]
(ppb)

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence ofanimals orfrom human activity.
Contaminants that may be present In source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety ofsources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result ofoil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount ofcertain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts ofsome contaminants. The
presence ofcontaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the generalpopulation. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Richard Keith Nadaskay'Jr.,
28, Wauchula, and Christina
Marie Anderson, 28, Zolfo
Springs.
Garrett Boyd Roberts, 26,
Bowling Green, and Victoria
Jade Brown, 18, Bowling
Green.
Brad J. Meriwether, 33,
Indianapolis, Ind., and Amy M.
Tworkowski, 25, Indianapolis,
Ind.
Richard H. Jones, 45,
Bowling Green, and Sharon T.
Weaver, 55, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Capital One Bank vs. Bonnie
G. Heggie, stipulated settlement
approved.
Erin Capital Management
LLC vs. Esperanza Valdez, stip-
ulated settlement approved.
Roy A. Brown vs. Ovideo
Delcid and Adriana Delcid,
judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Stella Zuniga, stipulated settle-
ment approved.
Auto Restoration Depot Inc.
vs. Bad Rides, judgment.
Causeway Lumber Co. Inc.
vs. Alfonso Sandoval, voluntary
dismissal.
Discover Bank vs. John D.
Mayer Jr., contempt order.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Junior L. Daniels, written set-
tlement approved, case dis-
missed.
Thomas P. Crapps d/b/a
Crapps Law Firm PA vs. MCG
Granite & Stone LLC and Troy
A. Brant, dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Wayne H. Graham, default
judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Irma Rivera, default judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Alane
Solomon, voluntary dismissal.
Ford Motor Co. vs. Jacque-


lyn Harvey, voluntary dis-
missal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Nicholas Ignacio "Francis-
co" Hernandez, disorderly in-
toxication, 18 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$315 fine and court costs.
Vincente Lopez, disorderly
intoxication, $315 fine and
.court costs.
Raphael Martinez, disorderly
conduct, disorderly intoxica-
tion, resisting arrest without
violent force and violation of
the open container law, 30 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs.
Alfonso Mejia, petit theft and
resisting a merchant, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation six
months, no contact with victim,
no alcohol or bars, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$315 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee, $145
investigative costs.
Aemarcus Kyli Stancil, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, warrantless
search and seizure, no alcohol
or bars, random drug screens,
drug abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs; posses-
sion of marijuana, not prosecut-
ed.
Ruben Elisondo, affray,
transferred to deferred prosecu-
tion program, $150 investiga-
tive costs.
Jeronimo Goan, violation of
probation (original charge re-
sisting an officer without vio-
lence force), probation revoked,
90 days in jail CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.

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.
Aemarcus Kyli Stancil, dri-


Hardee County School Board
School Financial Report FY 2006-07

Pursuant to Section 1010.215, Florida Statutes,
Hardee County School Board has prepared school
financial reports for fiscal year 2006-07. The school
financial reports are posted at each school, at the
District Office, and at the School Board web site
www.hardee.k12.fl.us. Upon request, schools will
also send a report to parents, guardians, and com-
munity members.
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ving while license suspended
(DWLS), adjudication with-
held, $185 court costs.
Javier Castillo, DWLS; pro-
bation six months, $330 fine
and court costs.
Luis Gutierrez Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Gilbert Luna, DWLS, 90
days CTS, $330 fine and court
costs.
Bertin Morales, DUI and no
valid license, estreated bonds.
Mirvin Chermine Owens,
DWLS, 12 months probation
including eight weekends in
jail, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens,
$330 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
There were no new civil
actions filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court-
judge:
Karla Fisher Glisson and
Greg Glisson, divorce.
James Jernigan d/b/a James
Jernigan Construction vs. Troy
A. Brant and Catherine L.
Brant, judgment and foreclo-
sure of mortgage.
The. state Department of
Children and Families and state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Kimberly Michelle Stewart,
child support suspended.
Marylou Lanier and DOR vs.
Travis Edward Adams, child
support order.
Rebecca J. Sanchez and
DOR vs. Lauro Cisneros, vol-
untary dismissal.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Thomas J. and Janet
M. Lewis et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Sabrina Leann Daughtry
Shiver and DOR vs. Michael
Parker Daughtry, amended
child support order.
John T. Underwood, Michael
D. Manley and Mack D. Bryant
as trustees vs. Great Florida
Insurance Holding Co. et al and
Jason Matthew Ford, two cases,
consent final judgment.
Santos Maldonado vs. James
R. McDonough and the state
Department of Corrections,
petition to review inmate situa-
tion denied.
Raymond Mabrey vs. Florida
Parole Commission, inmate
petition denied.
Wells Fargo Bank National
Association as trustee vs.
Bertha Castillo, Nicholas
Castillo Jr. et al, judgment of


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



**OFFICIAL**

NOTICE OF GENERAL
ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION
will be held in HARDEE County, State of Florida, on the
FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2008, A.D., to fill or retain
the following offices:
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 13
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 10
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 10
State Senator: District 17
State Representative: District 66
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of
Four Judges
Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 5,
8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 2 and 3
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5
Hardee Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 2 and 4 4:17c


mortgage foreclosure.
Walter Mortgage Co. vs.
Chiquita Robinson, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Frances A. Frey and DOR vs.
Gary Lee Dudek, child support
order.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Bradford A. Atchley, child
support order.
Judy A. Merchant and DOR
vs. Cynthia Sue Short, child
support suspended, arrearages
set.
Claretha L. Wilson and DOR
vs. Calvin L. McLeod, child
.support order.
Stacy Leann Roberts vs. John,
Marcus Roberts and DOR,
child support modified.
Alicia Villarreal and DOR
vs. Gilbert Luna, child support
terminated, arrearages set.
Maria Montanez and DOR
vs. Valentino Arellano-Abundo,
order.
Carolyn Faulk and DOR vs.
Michael C. Thompson, petition
for child support contempt
order denied.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Joseph Henry Fields and
DOR vs. Ladetra I. Duncan.
Susan Lee Lopez and DOR
vs. Roberto M. Colunga.
Gloria Faulk and DOR vs.
Sheldon Leonard Faulk.
Manuela Alcantar and DOR
vs. Patricia Munoz.

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.
Eduardo David Castillo, bur-
glary of an occupied dwelling,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
SLendy Mae Graham, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon), probation
revoked, two years Florida
State Prison CTS, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Amado Garcia Jr., resisting
arrest without violence, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
possession of marijuana more
than 20 grams amended to
possession with less than 20
grams, 60 days CTS and con-


current with other sentences,
license suspended two years,
$315 fine and court costs and
$100 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Joel Chad Matthews, felony
DWLS and no registration,
,adjudication withheld, 18
months probation, warrantless
search and seizure, $495 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Joey Lee,McCumber, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, nine months in jail
CTS, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Santiago Hernandez Mendez,
possession of cocaine with
intent to sell/deliver, possession
of cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and no valid
license, transferred to drug pre-
trial intervention program.
Jordy Lee Mendoza, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in
unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
-Theodore Roosevelt


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
THURSDAY, JUNE 05, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-24 Ordinance No. 2008-17
Ryan C. Garza by and through the Authorized Representative
by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment changing the FLU designation of 25.67MOL ac
from Residential Mixed Use to Highway Mixed Use
S of SR62, E of Gebhart Rd 29 33 25 0000 01370 0000
25.67MOL ac Corn NE corn of NE114 of NE1/4 of NW114 Run S
00degl6min40sec W 151 ft for POB S 00degl6min40sec W 1169.54 ft
MOL to SE corn of NE1l4 of NW1/4 S 89deg50min44sec W 1326.96 ft
MOL to SW corn of NE1/4 of NW114 N 00deg10min22secRE 455 ft S
89deg50min44sec E 663.85 ft N 00degl5mlh38sec E 678.25 ft S
89deg51min15sec E 117 ft N 00deg13min38sec E 194.34 ftto N sec line
S 89deg51min15sec E along N sec line 297.28 t S 00degl6min40sec W
151 ft S89deg51min15sec E 250 ft to POB S29. T33S. R25E

AND
Hardee County Industrial Development Authority by and
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan" Future Land Use Map Amend-
ment changing the FLU designation of 104.14MOL acres from
Residential Mixed Use to Highway Mixed Use
29 33 25 0000 05650 0000
N of Old Bradenton Rd, E of Osprey Ln
18.54MOL ac E1/2 of SEll4 of NW1/4 LESS Corn SE corn of E112 SE1/4
of NW1I4 run N 89deg50min03sec W 12 ftfor POB N 89deg50min03sec
W 363.62 ft N 00deg09mln57sec E 145 ft S 89deg50min03sec E 122.40
ft N00deg09min57sec E 45 ft S 89deg50min03sec E 241.81 ft S
00deg09min57sec W 190 ft to POB S29, T33S. R25E

AND
On or abt N of Old Bradenton Rd, E of Mott Rd
29 33 25 0000 07000 0000
15.60MOL ac W1.2 of NE14 of SEll4 LESS S 485 ft thereof & Corn at
SW corn of El12 of NE114 of SEll4 run N 270 ft for POB N 730 ft E 170 ft
S 730 t W 170 ft to POB S29. T33S. R25E

AND
On or abt N of Old Bradenton Rd, E of Mott Rd
29 33 25 0000 06990 0000
10.0MOL ac SW114 of SEll4 of NE114 829. T33S. 25E
AND
N & E of Old Bradenton Rd 29 33 25 0000 05620 0000
60,0MOL ac SW114 of NEII4 & N1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4
29. T33S. R25E
Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-24
(Ord. No. 2008-17)
All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 W Orange St.
Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice Is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9" Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that Is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 04:17,24c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
for the purpose of receiving the
2007-2008 Annual Unit Review and Operating Report
AND
Hardee Phosphate Complex
Notification of Proposed Change to
Development Order Resolution No. 07-02
for CF Industries, Inc. on
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter at the Hardee County Board of County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida
Copies of the documents relating to this report are available for public
inspection during regular office hours at the office of the Hardee County
Mining Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday
through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All interested
persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering recommendations
from the PlanninglZoning Board and decision of the Board of County
Commissioners, the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant
and material. Although minutes of the' Public Hearing will be recorded
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at
least two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners 04:17


lia, not prosecuted.
Robert Waylon Murphy,
felony DWLS, estreated bond.
Adam Gonzales, possession
of marijuana and violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of drug paraphernalia),
probation revoked, six months
in jail,, license suspended two
years, $315 fine and court costs
and $40 public defender fee
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien; tamper-
ing with physical evidence, not
prosecuted.
Melvin Lewis, robbery, not
prosecuted.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more filed recently in the
- office of the clerk of court:
Josseline Senatus and Marie
L. Senatus to Carlton Family
LLC, $190,000.
Hilda Horning to Christine
K. Wiggins, $14,865.
Dorothy Joan H. Simmons to
City of Wauchula, $45,000.







April 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


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

COUNTY
April 13, Carlos Salvador, 37, of 888 E. SR 64, Zolfo Springs,
and Cecilio Rios, 38, of 810 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, were
arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and each charged with possession
of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 13, a residential burglary on Deer Run Drive and thefts
on East Main Street, and Squirrel Run and Deer Run drives were
reported.

April 12, Carlos Vera-Javier Haz, 21, of 2 Peacon Dr., Ocala,
and Dewayne Roy Lambert, 21, of 491 Water Run, Ocala, were
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and each charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lambert was also
charged with possession of a controlled substance without a pre-
scription.
April 12, a fight at Mowatt and Tuskeegee, criminal mischief
on Blue Jay Road, and a theft on Moffitt Road were reported.

April 11, Amador Vargas, 46, of 1757 Cactus Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of contempt of
court.
April 11, Otis Levon Blandin, 39, of 728 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with bat-
tery.
April 11, criminal mischief at Godwin Road and Fourth Street
West, and a theft at Ben Hill Griffin Road were reported.

April 10, Gabriel Lopez Meliton, 40, P.O. Box 1961, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on two counts of con-
tempt of court.
April 10, Wilfredo Junior Santos, 37, of 238 Kathy St., Ona,
was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on two counts of contempt
of court.
April 10, Jesus Garcia Perez, 29, of 208 W. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of failure to
.appear in court.
April 10, Ramon Salazar, 31, of 707 E. Oak St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with possession
of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 10, a residential burglary on Lake Branch Road, and
thefts at Cross Creek Lane and on U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 9, Curtis Eugene Wilson, 68, of 801 Polk Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. W. Delaney and
charged with DUI.
April 9, business burglaries on College St. and U.S. 17 and
on Doc Coil Road, and thefts on Ratliff, Altman and Ralph Johns
roads were reported.

April 8, Thomas Shawn Householder, 33, of 4115 Chisholm
Dr., Sarasota, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with possession of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
April 8, Jesus Jessie Tenorio, 31, of 3006 Hickory Court,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther and charged
with trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.


A REMARKABLE VETERINARIAN
Part II
Our story about Dr. Herb Lloyd spans 44 years of his profes-
sional life. He was, first, a practicing veterinarian in Florida.
Frankly, I doubt if there is a set of cowpens in this part of the state
where he hasn't worked.
As a long-time member, and currently on the Board ,of
Advisors for Christian Veterinarian Mission, Dr. Lloyd has lived
and worked in Honduras, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Korea.
These veterinarians not only treat animals when they volunteer
to work in other countries, they also train health-care technicians to
recognize and treat diseases in these countries, which are near the
bottom of the list in parasite and disease control.
Herb specifically mentioned a disease called Echinococcus
Granulosis which is the larval form of the tapeworm. It occurs in
wildlife, livestock, dogs and humans. However, humans are a dead-
end intermediate host for the infection, and the only cure for the
deadly disease is surgery
Echinococcus Granulosis is rampant in Morocco and
Mongolia.The people actually call it cancer because it is the second
leading cause of death there. The disease is usually spread by dogs;
therefore, the Christian Veterinarian Mission doctors strive to con-
trol such diseases by vaccinating, introducing parasite control, as
well as spaying or neutering the canine population.
Many of the diseases these veterinarians treat have been erad-
icated in this country, but they are still widespread in Honduras and
Mongolia. Poverty in those countries is unbelievable, and the peo-
ple survive by eating horse meat, dogs, cats and monkeys.
Herb told me about one ranch in Mongolia that had 1,200 hors-
es and the horses are routinely milked. Every country seems to
have its own mood-altering substances, and in rural areas of
Mongolia they ferment the horse milk. Then the fermented milk is
carried in a sheepskin satchel and sold on the street in shot-glass
quantities.
I remember reading about Burma where so many people chew
betel nuts. They chew incessantly and spit until the streets are
stained scarlet red from the betel nut.
Herb also said the people in Africa chew a weed they call khat,
which seemed to have the same results as the fermented milk and
betel nuts. All three drugs are destroying their health, just as sure-
ly as alcohol and cigarettes do in America.
Herb, like all large animal veterinarians, has had his share of
ill-fated encounters with four-legged patients. He remembered the
time a client brought a horse to his office with fistulous withers,
which is a giant inflamed boil on the neck where it joins the thorax.
Throwing caution aside, Dr. Lloyd simply reached up to touch
and examine the area. This experienced veterinarian was reminded
of just how swiftly a horse can drop his head and plant both hind
feet in a doctor's midsection. I've been there and done that, which
is one of the reasons I backed off from large animal practice.
Herb also has a scar on his upper lip from an incident that
occurred when a cowboy got a pair of nose tongs in an angry cow's
nose. Back then Brucellosis testing required bleeding from the
jugular vein. However, when the cow flung her head, the nose
tongs came loose and drew a bead on Herb's upper lip. It isn't like-
'ly he will forget that one.
We have both wondered why it took so long to invent the
hydraulic squeeze chute. We remember how much it hurt to receive
a bone bruising lick across the knees when working the old Teco
chutes. We can also remember walking up behind a cow we didn't
realize had a severe case of projectile diarrhea.
We can all appreciate what Herb and all the veterinarians from
'Christian Veterinarians Missions who volunteer and work with
primitive equipment, inexperienced help in the tropical climates as
they freely share their faith and their veterinary skills. It is also the
reason I always think of Dr. lerb Lloyd as such a remarkable vet-
erinarian.


April 8, Luciano Lara, 21, of 4520 Maple Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with bur-
glary with assault or battery, and aggravated battery using a dead-
ly weapon.
April 8, Roberto Arturo Gallegos, 19, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, larceny, and crim-
inal mischief.
April 8, Joseph Walker, 34, of 303 N. Franklin St., Sebring,
was arrested by DTP and charged with possession of marijuana.
April 8, a residential burglary on Manley Road, a tag stolen on
Heard Bridge Road, vehicles stolen on Hyde Street and on SR 62,
a fight on Broadus Williams Road, and thefts on Bronco and on
Squirrel Run drives were reported.

April 7, Jose Carlos Santoyo, 56, of 2164 Merle Langford
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and
charged with DUI and DUI with property damage.
April 7, Kenneth Ray Dickey, 44, of 3797 U.S. 17 N.,
Bowling Green, and Kevin Dewayne Ray, 39, of 705 E. Banana St.,
Bowling Green, were arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and each
charged with trespassing not on a structure or conveyance, larceny,
and unarmed burglary of an occupied conveyance.
April 7, a residential burglary on Snell Street, criminal mis-
chief on Manley Road and on Poole Road/County Line Road, and
a theft on Hanusch Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 13, Mauricio Castro, 29, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication.

April 12, criminal mischief at Palmetto Street and Illinois
Avenue, and on South Florida Avenue was reported.

April 11, Rhonda Shoop, 50, of 810 Louisiana St., Wauchula,
and Alexis Dubose, 19, and Elizabeth Barbara Purser, both of 950
Terri Terrace. Fort Meade, were arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and
each charged with shoplifting.
April 11, thefts on South Florida Avenue and on U.S. 17 South
were reported.


April 8, Barbara Lee Hassell, 27, of 520 W. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with aggra-
vated battery causing bodily harM and trespassing on an occupied
structure or conveyance.
April 8, a theft at Oak Street and Rust Avenue was reported.

April 7, Joshua James Alderman, 21, of 60 SW Country Lane,
Cartersville, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged
with simple assault threat to do violence.
April 7, criminal mischief on South First Avenue and a theft
on U.S. 17 South were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 13, Rafael Maldonado Basilio, 22, of 4245 Middle Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged
with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery
the offender knew could produce injury, and kidnapping inflict-
ing bodily harm or terrorizing.
April 13, Armando Lopez, 26, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with hit-
and-run, leaving the scene of a crash involving damages.

April 12, a fight on Maple Avenue was reported.

April 11, Thomas Lorenzo Everett, 53, of 5009 Snelling Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged
with trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance and
resisting an officer without violence.

April 9, Chris Davon Cook, 20, of River Chase Circle, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with battery.

April 8, a residential burglary at Lemon and Church streets
was reported.

April 7, James Dewayne Young, 21, of 1005 Marsh Ave., Fort
Myers, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with pos-
session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 7, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 and a theft on Pine
Avenue was reported.


2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Wauchula Hills

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and
services we deliver to you every day Our water source is the City of Wauchula, which receives its water from wells in the Floridan Aquifer. The
water is then filtered by reverse osmosis and chlorinatedfor disinfection purposes.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at 863-773-6686. Wauchula Hills
routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated
otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period ofJanuary I to December 31, 2007.
In the table below, you mayfind unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following
definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as
feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to
health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
"ND means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to I million parts by weight ofthe water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that
addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control ofmicrobial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to
health
In 2004, a source water assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found 16 potential sources of contamination near
the wells. These included petroleum storage tanks and a wastewater treatment plant. The level of risk is from low to high. Source water assessments
are posted at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/swgpp/.

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement Sampling Violation Detected
(moJyr.) YIN
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCill) 2/05 N 3.4 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Radium 226 or combined 2/05 N 1.1 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/1)
Inorganic Contaminants
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected
(moJyr.)
Barium (ppm) 2/05 N 0.031 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes;
discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride (ppm) 2/05 N 0.59 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water
additive which promotes strong teeth
When at optimum levels between 0.7
and 1.3 ppm; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum factories
Sodium (ppm) 2/05 N 9.5 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from
soil
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 2/05 N 1 N/A 15 Residue from man-made pollution
such as auto emissions and paint;
lead pipe, casing, and solder

The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling
sites.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.42 0.6-2.2 MRDLG MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control microbes
=4
HIaloacetic Acids 8/06 N 5.9 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [Total 8/06 N 17.37 NA MCL = 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethancs]
(ppb) ________


The sources ofdrinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety ofsources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products ofindustrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount ofcertain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts ofsome contaminants. The
presence ofcontaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of i fection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).4:17c
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Signed Penny
By Penny Johnson
Q&A With A Biblical Perspective


TEENAGE DRAMA
Q: I'm a teenager and it is so hard at school. Just when I
think I can trust someone, they hurt me. The gossip, jealousy
and peer pressure are too much to handle at times. How do you
survive and overcome these teenage years?

Signed, Teenager
A: First of all, this age will pass. Every single adult has had to
pass through that same chapter in life. Although there is more pres-
sure these days, you will survive.
Since the beginning of time, jealousy, deceit, peer pressure and
drama have existed. It is all just a part of mankind. If you feel the
groups of friends you are associating with are putting too much
pressure on you, then find some new friends. Your friends are a
choice you make, so choose them wisely.
When I was growing up, I was so jealous of the popular kids.
They seemed to have everything at their fingertips. But, popularity
doesn't come cheap and there is a price to pay for it. Don't strive
for popularity. Just enjoy who you are and be real to yourself.
When you try to please the crowd, you hurt yourself.
In the story of Leah and Rachel in the Bible, these two sisters
spent their lifetimes being jealous of each other. One was prettier
than the other. One could have children and one couldn't. It was a
constant contest. Let's look at Cain and Abel. Their jealousy led to
murder. The murder led to isolation. What did Cain gain for resent-
ing his brother?
Then we have Jacob and Esau, who competed against each
other. Jacob deceived his own brother because he wanted to be
number one. This led to him having to walk away from the people
he loved. Then we have Joseph and his brothers who were so jeal-
ous of him that they sold him, and then told their father he died.
Jealousy, drama, gossip, deceit just lead to more and more
pain. When people spread gossip and tell lies, you can bet someone
is going to get hurt.
I suggest you pray and ask God to lead you to the right friends
and to give you wisdom to not get caught up in the drama.
Never give room to the devil in your life. Don't ever be pres-
sured into doing something you know is wrong. Stand true to what
you know is right. Never be ashamed of who you really are. Don't
ever pretend to be something that goes against your better judg-
ment to please someone else.
Run from the drama and focus on something good. Be of good
cheer and know that you are not alone.

Signed Penny
Penny Johnson is the pastor of Soul Harvest Ministries and the
host of the "Penny, Keeping it Real" television program. Her web
site is pennyjohnson.net and her fax number is 863-773-4944 for
your questions.


SATURDAY CONCERT & MORE!
Several events are planned for this Saturday at Highlands
Hammock State Park, hoping to entice local residents to make the
drive to Sebring.
Highlights include an Earth Day celebration, a "Music in the
Park" concert and, of course, free park admission.
At 7 p.m., the popular group "Groovus" will be back to per-
form for Music in the Park. Groovus is primarily a jazz-based band,
but plays many different styles of music. You'll hear traditional,
modern and smooth jazz, blues, rock-and-roll and dance tunes
from the '50s through today.
Current members include band leader Chuck White, lead gui-
tarist Tony Suazo, keyboardist Gary Johnson, bass player Darrell
Layfield and drummer Don Talbert. Together as Groovus, they
have over a century of performance history.
Groovus will perform outdoors in the picnic-area circle here at
the park. Bring your lawn chairs, flashlights, bug spray and picnic
baskets. Concert admission is just $5 per person and, as always,
accompanied kids age 16 and under are admitted free of charge.
All concert proceeds benefit park improvement projects
through the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Visit its tent to learn
more about this unique citizen's support organization.
Also, the Hammock Inn will be open and serving sandwiches,
snacks and desserts.
But, actually, the day starts much earlier near daybreak.
The Earth Day celebration features free park admission all day
long.
At 7:30 a.m., there will be the 5K Trail Run to benefit the park.
From 9 until noon, volunteers will assist with the removal of exot-
ic plants from the park.
Fun at 5:30 p.m. comes creatively as visitors can make their
own T-shirts. That will last until 6:30 and then, of course, the park
will gear up for the concert at 7.
Come join us here in The Real Florida!
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Groovus will perform at Highlands Hammock State Park
on Saturday at 7 p.m. Groovus members are (from left)
Tony Suazo, Gary Johnson, Chuck White, Don Talbert and
Darrell Layfield.





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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-12 Ordinance No. 2008-09
Elihoreph Ltd (Ten Fold Talents Property) and William
H. III/Carla A. Harlan (by and through the Authorized
Representative request approval of a Large-Scale "Comp Plan"
FutureLand Use Map Amendment changing the FLU
designation of 134.07MOL acres from Agriculture to Highway
Mixed Use

Elihoreph Ltd, zoned R-3
On or abt E/W sides of S Florida Ave and N of SR64 W
21 34 25 0000 09330 0000
56.32MOL ac All that pt of SW1/4 of SE1l4 lying W of SR35-A LESS Beg
SW corn of SW1/4 of SE114 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E 407.53 ft
to S line of said tract W along S line 167.45 ft to POB & Beg at NW corn
of SE1/4 of SEl/4 E 141.89 S 619.07 ft S 34deg31min57sec W 364.15
S 19deg34min54sec W 307.60 ft to E/ly R/W of SR#35-A N
44deg02min22sec W along said R/W 1338.44 ft to PC of curve to right
having a radius of 683.68 & an arc length of 519.71 ft thence Nily
along said curve 272.52 ft to a pt on N line of SWI/4 of SE1/4 E along n
line 1243.10 ft to NE corn of said SWIl4 of SE/l4 for POB & W1/2 of
NW114 of SE1/4 LESS R/W to SR#35-A on W side & LESS E 25 ft
MOL thereof S21. T34S. R25E

21 34 25 0000 09320 0000
24.95MOL ac Beg at NW corn of SE1/4 of SE1/4 & run E 141.89 ft to
POB E 524.78 ft then S 662.46 ft E 261 to W side of Peace River & S
along W side of River to S line of SE114 of SE114 then W to St Rd 35A N
44deg02min22sec W 165.14 ft N 19deg34min54sec E 307.60 ft N
34deg31min57sec E 364.15 ft N 619.07 ft to POB & Beg at SW corn of
SW114 of SE1/4 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E 407.53 ft to S line of
said tract W along S line 167.45 ft to POB
S21, T34S, R25E
28 34 25 0000 06330 0000
14.80MOL ac That part of NE1/4 lying W of Peace River & lying N of
SR64 subj to FLA Ave R/W S28. T34S. R25E

Harlan, zoned C-2
On or abt W side of S Florida Ave, NIS of Conroy Ln
21 34 25 0000 03870 0000
38MOL ac SIl2 of NE1/4 of SW14 & E1l2 of SE1/4 of SW1/4 LESS strip
to Conroy in S21, T34S, R25E & N 70 ft of NE1/4 of NE1/4 of NW1/4 of
Sec 28 Twn 34S, Rng 25E LESS Com NE corn of SE1/4 of SW1/4 of Sec
21 Twn34S Rng 25E run S 89deg14min31sec W 400 ft to POB S
89degl4min31sec W 220.77 ft S 01deg07min53sec E 205 ft N
89deg14min31sec E 218.29 ft N 00deg26minl8sec W 205 ft to POB
S21. T34S. R25E

08-17 Ordinance No. 2008-10
Crews Groves, Inc., C. Elton Crews Family Partnership
LLLP and Willard Kelly, Jr./Elizabeth A. Durrance by and
through the Authorized Representative request approval of a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan" Future Land Use Map
Amendment changing the FLU designation of 368MOL acres
zoned A-1 (Agriculture) from Agriculture to Residential Mixed Use

Lands located on or abt NIS of SR64 E, E/W of Maude Rd

Crews Groves Inc. 36 33 26 0000 00020 0000
110MOL ac NE/14 of NW1/4 & Beg NW corn of NW1/4 of NW1l4 E 990 ft
S 1322 ft E 99 ft S 321 ft W 1089 ft N 1643.40 ft to POB & Beg NE corn
of SE1/4 of NW1/4 W 726 ft S 1322 ft E 726 ft N 1322 ft to POB & Beg NE
corn NWIl4 of NWI/4 W 330 ft S 1322 ft E 330 ft N 1322 ft to
POB S36, T33S, R26E

35 33 26 0000 09620 0000
30MOL ac E1l2 of SE1/4 of SE1/4 & SE1/4 of NEI/4 of SE1/4
S36, T33S, R26E

02 34 26 0000 06670 0000
14.52MOL ac that part of E1/2 of NE1/4 of NE1/4 lying S of St Rd LESS
R/W & LESS S 100 ft of E 208.71 ft thereof S02. T34S. R26E

C. Elton Crews Family Partnership LLLP
36 33 26 0000 04930 0000
165.49MOL ac NW1/4 of SE1/4 & W1I2 of SW1/4 of SE114 N SR64&
WIl2 of SW1/4 LESS 105x210 ft in SW corn SW1/4 of SWI/4 of SW1l4&
Beg SE corn SW1/4 of SWIl4 for POB E 475 ft N 05deg05min W 1331 ft
N 84deg23min E 283 ft N 05deg52min W 659 ft N 86deg45min E 91 ft N
627 ft to NE corn NW1/4 of NE1/4 of SW1l4 W 662 ft to NW corn NEl/4
of SW1/4 S 2641 ft to POB S36. T33S, R26E

36 33 26 0000 03270 0000
.590MOL ac Strip of land 105 ft E & W by 210 ft N & S in SW corn of
SE1/4 of SW114 of SW114 S36, T33S. R26E

01 34 26 0000 00140 0000
5.0MOL ac NWi/4 of NW114 of NWI)4 S of Rd
S01. T34S. R26E

01 34 26 0000 00020 0000
2.0MOL ac NW1/4 of NW1/4 of NWI/4 nof Rd
\ S01. T34S. R26E

S01. T34S. R26E
ul 34-26 0000 00630 0000




Willard Kelly, Jr.Elizabeth A. Durrance
36 33 26 0000 04620 0000
50MOL ac Beg SE corn of SW1/4 of SW114 & run E 475 ft to Beg then N
5deg5mln W 1331 ft then N 84deg23min E for 283 ft then N 5deg52min
W for 695 ft then N 86deg45min E for 91 ft then N 627 ft to NE corn of
NW114 of NEll4 of SW114 then E 660 ft to NE corn of NEll4 of NE1/4 of
SW1/4 then S 2640 ft to SE com of SE1/4 of SWi/4 then W 845 ft to Beg
836. T33S,. R26E

08-16
True Wood Cabinets, LLC by and through the Authorized Repre-
sentative requests approval of a Site Development Plan to con-
struct/operate a warehouse and office on 3.52MOL acres, zoned
CIIBC (Commercialllndustrial Business Center) In the Highway Mixed
Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ln,
Hardee County Commerce Park
20 33 25 0500 00001 0001
3.52MOL ac Lot 01, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce
Park S20. T33S R25E


08-18
CF Industries Inc and Clean Energy LLC by and through the
Authorized Representative request a Major Special Exception to
construct/operate a simplelcombined-cycle power plant and
Variances to wetlands setbacks, noise and building height on 366
MOL acres, zoned A-1, Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt W side of CR663 N,
%1 mi S of HardeelPolk County line
366MOL acres from
06 33 24 0000 10020 0000 and
07 33 24 0000 10020 0000
POB being the SW corn of S06, T33S, R24E; thence N
00deg07min00sec W along W line of Sec 06 a dist of 1323.75 ft; thence
N 89deg49mln34sec E, 2560.39 ft; thence S 98deg52min40sec E to a pt
on S line of Sec 06 a dist of 1331.76 ft; thence S 08deg52min40sec to a
pt on the 1/4 sec line of S 07 a dist of 2672.06 ft; thence S
89deg39min08sec W along said 1/4 sec line a dist of 2699.94 ft; thence
S 27deg54min00sec E 885.53 ft; thence S 62deg06mln00sec W 293.97t;
Ft thence N 27deg54mln00sec W 269.34 ft; thence N


Bzaeguuminuosec E 50.59 ft; thence N 27deg53mln00sec W 743.01 to a
pt on 1/4 sec line of Sec 07, thence S 89deg39mln08sec W along said
1/4 sec line 207.72 ft to W 114 corn of Sec 07; thence N
00deg07min53sec E along W line of Sec 07 a dist of 2643.31 ft to POB;
AND
Corn at SW corn of S06 T33S, R24E; thence N
00deg07mIn00sec W along W line of Sec 06 a dist of 1323.75 ft; thence
N 89deg49min34sec E, 1321.35 ft to POB; thence N 00deg01minl9sec.
W, 2640.47 ft; thence S 89deg52min1lsec E, 1509.39 ft to a pt on W
R/O/W line of SCX RR; thence S 08deg52mln40sec E along said R/OIW
a dist of 2663.48 ft; thence S 89deg49mln34sec W, 1919.38 ftto POB
LESS and EXCEPT the follow desc for rd R/OW (Brewster Rd); Corn at
NW corn of SE1/4 of NW114 of 506, T33S, R24E, Hardee County,
Florida; thence S 89deg51 mini Isec E along N line of SE1/4 of NW14 of
said S06 a distrof 1437.69 ft to a pt on Wily RO/W line of Brewster Rd
(a/k/a County Rd #663) and POB; thence cont same line a dist of 70.87
ft to a pt on W/ly R/O/W line of CSX RR, said pt also being E/y R/OIW
line of Brewster Rd; thence S 08deg52min40sec E along said RIO/W .
line a dist of 2663.48 ft to a pt on N line of S1/2 of S1/2 of said Sec 06;
thence S 89deg49min34sec W along said line a dist of 50.58 ft to a pt
on W/ly RIO/W line of Brewster Rd; thence N 08deg52min40sec W
along said W/ly R/O/W line a dist of 585.00 ft; thence S
81deg07min20sec W & still along said R/O/W line a dist of 30.00 ft;
thence N 08deg52min40sec W & still along said R/O/W line a dist of
795.00 ft; thence N 81deg07min20sec E & still along said RIO/W
line a dist of 10.00 ft; thence N 08deg52min40sec W & still along said
RIO/W line a dist of 1286.90 ft to POB
AND
Corn at SW corn of S06, T33S, R24E; thence N 89deg49min38sec E
along S line of said Sec 06 a dist of 2763.07 ft; thence S
08deg52min40sec E a dist of 737.70 ft to POB; thence N
81deg07min20sec E a dist of 95.00 ft; thence S 08deg52mln41sec E a
dist of 45.00 ft; thence S 81deg07min20sec W a dist of 45.00 to POB
Lands contained in SO6 and 07. T33S. R24E

08-19
Kush Hospitality LLC by and through the Authorized Represen-
tative requests a Modification to an approved with conditions Site
Development Plan to add 15 rooms to the existing Best Western
Hotel on 5.16MOL ac, zoned C-2, Highway Mixed Use FLU District
On or abt W side of US Hwy 17, N of SR62
21 33 25 0200 00001 00OB
5.16MOL ac Lot B, Cobb Industrial Park S21, T33S, R25E

08-20
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Site Develop-
ment Plan to operate an after-school child care program in an
existing building on 2.07MOL ac, zoned F-R in the Highway Mixed
Use Future Land Use District
On or abt E si of NIS portion of Murray
S of W Broward St
08 33 250000 07180 0000
2.07MOL ac S 424.71 ft of N 720 ft of SE1/4 of NE1/4 of
Murray Rd S08. T33S. R25E

08-21 Ordinance No. 2008-13
SHardee County Board of Commissioners byandthroughthe
Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale
SComprehensive Plan Text AmendmenttotheSanitary Sewer,
Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural Groundwater
Recharge Element of the "Comp Plan", and the Conservation Element
to include a 10-Year Water Supply Plan as contained in
Ordinance No. 2008-13

08-22 Ordinance No. 2008-14
Hardee County Board of Commissioners byandthrough the
Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale Compre-
hensive Plan Text Amendment to Policy L1.12 and Policy C2.4
of the "Comp Plan" to provide for a variance to the policies permitting
less than 500 ft setback, as contained in Ordinance No. 2008-14

08-24 Ordinance No. 2008-15
An Ordinance of the County Commission of Hardee
County, Florida, Approving the "Hardee County-
Evaluation and Appraisal Report" and Authorizing Trans-
mittal of Same to the Department of Community Affairs and Review
Agencies in Accordance with the Procedures Set Forth in Chapter
163, FLORIDA STATUTES; Providing for an Effective Date and for
Other Purposes.

08-23 Ordinance No. 2008-16
Hardee County Board of Commissioners byandthrough the
Authorized Representative requests an Amendment Table
2.29.02(B) of the Hardee County Unified Land Develop-
ment Code to permit all Commercial/ndustrial Business Center-
zoned land uses either by right or by approval of a Site Development
Plan, Major Special Exception or Special Exception to be permitted by
right.

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, MAY 15, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-18
08-23 (Ord. No. 2008-16)


and

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda Nos. 08-12 (Ord. No. 2008-09)
08-17 (Ord. No. 2008-10)
08-21 (Ord. No. 2008-13)
08-22 (Ord. No. 2008-14)
08-24 (Ord. No. 2008-15)

All Public Hearings to be held in BCC Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 W Orange St.
Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC publlc
hearings. This Public Notice Is published In accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 1 Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made by a court reporter. 04:17,24c




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